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Chris Breen leaves Macworld (and the tech community) for Apple

Chris Breen leaves Macworld (and the tech community) for Apple

My friend, former colleague, and Mac guru extraordinaire Chris Breen is leaving Macworld after several decades to go work for Apple. It's a huge loss for IDG, and an even bigger loss for the tech community at large — Chris appeared on podcasts and Lynda videos across the Web, and it's a sad day...
iPhone innovation in the land of the dazzle-blind

iPhone innovation in the land of the dazzle-blind

Year after year Apple reports record profits and yet year after year "analysts" and "experts" frame the company as merely one step closer to its inevitable implosion and decline. Part of it is the problem is that they see Apple as continuously betting more and more, and each and every time they...
Apple anticipation is wilder than Apple itself

Apple anticipation is wilder than Apple itself

Over the last couple of weeks, rumors of an Apple Car project have gained a lot of attention. Reaction to the rumors has covered the gamut: We have "Apple will absolutely make a car" on one end, "Apple would never make a car" on the other, and lots of jokes in-between. Often these reactions come...

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Ericsson escalates Apple patent dispute, seeks iPhone sales ban in US

Just when you thought there would be the possibility of patent battles being a thing of the past, Apple has found itself caught up in a suit with Ericsson. The latter company has filed seven new lawsuits in a US court and is seeking the International Trade Commission to block sales of Apple...

Apple seeking hardware engineers to work on virtual reality

Apple has published new job listings that show an interest in developing virtual reality hardware - though the company has already made moves with the acquisition of PrimeSense back in 2013. As spotted by 9to5Mac, the first of the two new job openings for senior display software engineers would see...
Apple hit with second patent suit from Smartflash

Apple hit with second lawsuit over DRM-related patents

Though it won a patent suit against Apple to the tune of $533 million just yesterday, Smartflash LLC is suing the company yet again. The suit involves the very same patents involved in the previous trial, but as applied to devices introduced after the original case started. Additionally, the case...
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Chinese government removes Apple and other U.S. vendors from state purchases list

The Chinese government has removed Apple along with other prominent U.S. technology vendors from its state purchase lists in favor of local vendors. According to Reuters, the change comes on the heels of cybersecurity concerns, with Chinese government officials reported to be wary of surveillance...
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Apple ordered to pay $533 million for infringing on gaming-related patents

A federal jury in Texas has ordered Apple to pay $533 million in damages after it found that the company's digital media distribution services – including the iTunes Store – infringed on three patents owned by Smartflash LLC. The patents in question were allegedly used without permission in third...
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Apple reportedly acquires digital audio instrument maker Camel Audio [updated]

Update: Jim Dalrymple over at The Loop reached out to Apple for comment. Here's what they said: "Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans." As Dalrymple notes, this is typically the response Apple gives when they have...
Comic: Preloaded with pain

Comic: Preloaded with pain

Ed: Welcome to this week's edition of The Pixel Project: a weekly comic from Diesel Sweeties' Rich Stevens on Apple, technology, and everything in-between. Today: Macs are free from PC bloatware, right? Read more comics from the Pixel Project on

Samsung reportedly set to supply Apple with new memory chips

Samsung has entered into an agreement with Apple to supply the company with new 20nm LPDDR4 DRAM chips. The deal would see Samsung fulfill Apple's demand for memory chips for the next iPhone. According to the Korea Times report: The agreement comes a few months after Samsung, the world's...
Apple reportedly entices processor engineers away from Samsung

Apple reportedly entices processor engineers away from Samsung

Apple has reportedly been successful in luring away a number of employees away from Samsung. Many of these hires are apparently technicians and engineers coming from Samsung's chip division. Apple is also reportedly giving these new employees increased independence, according to The Korea Times...

Apple to bolster iTunes editorial content with latest job opening

A job positing has been spotted for a position at Apple, to work at the company's London offices. What makes this post rather interesting is the successful applicant would be tasked with editorial content on Apple's music service. Think back to Apple's acquisition of Beats Music. An editorial...