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Facebook on Wednesday debuted in limited release a new iOS application allowing employers to let their workers connect and communicate with one another. And Microsoft launched an updated version of Skype for iPhone, making it easy to quickly start a conversation. Facebook at Work debuts in limited beta Facebook's new dedicated iOS application, dubbed "Work," will allow businesses to create their own, private social networks to be utilized by employees. The new...
Mac buyers in 2016 and beyond could have the option of purchasing a machine powered by Apple's A-series processors, which currently sit at the heart of the iPhone and iPad, according to KGI Securities' Ming-Chi Kuo. In a new report released Wednesday, a copy of which was obtained by AppleInsider, well-connected analyst Kuo suggests that Apple's in-house chips will reach a level of performance somewhere between Intel's Atom and Core i3 lines within the next 1-2 years....
Apple's iPhone component choices are once again a trending topic of conversation following the announcement of a low-cost, sapphire-covered smartphone from a little-known Chinese electronics firm. Huizhou-based conglomerate Desay unveiled its new $160 Magical Mirror X5 earlier this week, an event that would ordinarily have attracted little fanfare. The device --?which sports a 5-inch 720p display, a 13-megapixel rear camera, and a 4G LTE modem --?seems to be a loss...
Apple continues to work behind the scenes to grow its struggling iAd platform, with its latest efforts focused on improving the service in Latin America. The iPhone maker's efforts in Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking countries have led it to partner with Miami's Internet Media Services, according to Forbes. IMI has previously established deals with companies like Twitter and Spotify to grow their respective brands in Latin America. "Apple has finally decided to make...
Apple has filed suit against Ericsson for charging excessive royalty rates on certain wireless Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology, and argues that the Swedish company's patents are not essential to overarching industry standards. In a complaint lodged with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, Apple revealed that Ericsson is leaning on deemed standard essential IP to demand a percentage of the total price of every cellular-connected iPhone...
According to a court filing on Tuesday, both Apple and Google have agreed to new terms to settle a class action lawsuit alleging artificial suppression of wages through cross-company anti-poaching measures. Steve Jobs and Eric Schmidt during the iPhone's introduction at MacWorld in 2007 Apple and Google are among four tech companies to sign off on the revamped conditions that will possibly bring an end to the drawn out antitrust lawsuit, reports Reuters. While the sum...
After a brief hiatus, Apple's high-capacity 2TB Mac mini has returned to the Online Apple Store on Tuesday, but is once again reserved as a configuration option on the most expensive $999 model. When the latest Mac mini refresh was introduced last October, AppleInsider noted Apple had axed internal storage options beyond 1TB. Prior to the hardware update, a 2TB HDD was offered as an add-on to the top-end Mac mini server, which was also discontinued. In its return to...
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday reassigned to Apple a Kodak patent covering a mobile remote control camera system, reports of which supposedly catalyzed a 12-percent drop in shares of action cam maker GoPro. Source: USPTO Apple's newly reassigned U.S. Patent No. 8,934,045 illustrates a portable digital camera controllable via a wrist-worn remote. Taken at face value, the document appears to hint at Apple's ambitions to enter the action cam market, but a...
Google's Android team has advised outside security researchers that it will no longer fix security bugs found in Jelly Bean or earlier releases, despite the fact that "pre-KitKat 4.4" software powers the majority of active users' devices currently accessing Google Play. Meanwhile, less than 0.1 percent of Android users have received Android 5.0, and those who have report an "unfinished/unpolished" experience. Google's latest figures for Android version distributions...
With over half a year remaining before Apple is expected to unveil its next-generation iPhone, a fresh rumor out of Taiwan suggests that the company may be considering a new dual-lens camera system and the addition of "Force Touch," the pressure-sensitive touch technology set to be introduced in the Apple Watch. Moving to a dual-lens design would allow Apple to offer optical zoom capabilities in the iPhone for the first time, according to UDN, citing ever-reliable...
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