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While rumors have long claimed that Apple has plans to replace Intel's x86 chips in Macs with its own custom ARM Application Processors, MacGPUs are among a series of potentially more valuable opportunities available to Apple's silicon design team, and could conceivably replicate Apple's history of beating AMD and Nvidia in mobile graphics processors--and Intel in mobile CPUs. Building upon How Intel lost the mobile chip business to Apple, a second segment examining how...
Samsung has won a huge percentage of orders for the production of Apple's next-generation "A9" system-on-a-chip, variations of which are expected to power this year's iOS device lineup, according to a new report. Citing industry sources, South Korean publication Maeil Business Newspaper reported on Sunday that Samsung's Austin, Texas fab is responsible for a 75 percent slice of orders for Apple's upcoming SoC, presumably dubbed "A9" if the company's A-series naming...
Apple fans who want to keep up with the latest news out of Cupertino can now do so more efficiently with the official AppleInsider app, designed for both iPhone and iPad, which has been updated to address concerns brought forth by readers. After releasing our last app update, it quickly became apparent that a new dialog advocating a free trial of AppleInsider Plus -- our feature-added, ads-free subscription plan -- was causing some confusion. In this latest version,...
Adobe on Saturday released an updated version of its Flash player software that patches an undisclosed vulnerability which could allow remote attackers to take control of Macs or PCs, urging users to update as the problem is being actively exploited by malicious actors. Flash versions up to and including 16.0.0.287 on OS X and Windows and 11.2.202.438 on Linux are susceptible to the attack, the cause of which has yet to be detailed. Mac users with Adobe's automatic...
Today's digital cameras and advanced smartphones like the iPhone 6 take stunningly detailed photos, but all that extra resolution comes at the price of larger image files. Moving part or all of your iPhoto Library to an external hard drive is one of the most effective ways to free up precious space. Before starting the process, we suggest making an up to date Time Machine backup of your computer to an external hard drive or Time Capsule. Be sure the external hard drive...
Apple is forecast to have shipped a whopping 73 million iPhones over the 2014 holiday quarter on strong iPhone 6 demand, according to one well-connected analyst who also expects a busy start to 2015 for the company, with Apple Watch sales in March and a rumored 12-inch MacBook Air coming sometime before April. In a research note from well-connected KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo obtained by AppleInsider, Apple's latest iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models led a charge to 73...
Microsoft's ability to leverage the tech media's credulity is weakening, as is evident from the emerging skepticism of its ability to deliver upon its latest product demonstration: HoloLens. Image courtesy of The Verge A show in need of a star Without introducing HoloLens, Microsoft's post-CES product event--which droned on for two hours and twenty minutes--would have had nothing to show but a series of reminders that it is working on products that are increasingly...
Apple opened the doors to its new West Lake Apple Store in China on Saturday, letting throngs of eager customers into one of the company's largest retail outlets in Asia. Opening of West Lake Apple Store in Hangzhou, China. | Source: Apple CEO Tim Cook via Twitter As promised earlier this week, Apple officially started sales at the West Lake Apple Store in Hangzhou, the first of five Chinese outlets to slated to open ahead of the Chinese New Year on Feb. 19. The grand...
Apple's Siri is a great tool for safely automating iPhone tasks while driving, but under certain circumstances the virtual assistant can only be summoned by taking a hand off the wheel and pressing the home button. With CarPlay being anything but ubiquitous, Beanco Tech created a stopgap in Mobile Home. Not too long ago, we took a look at two non-CarPlay-enabled head units -- the Scosche controlFREQ and Parrot's Asteroid Smart -- and found both to lack a seemingly...
Streaming music services like Apple's Beats Music, Google Play, Rdio and others are targets of a new volley of lawsuits claiming unpaid royalties on certain pre-1972 songs, potentially ending access to these older tracks. The suit being leveled in California District Court by Zenbu Magazines, Inc., current owners of multiple tracks recorded prior to 1972, claims Apple's Beats Music and other streaming services misappropriated its content and illegally profited by...
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