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Apple is still working to perfect methods of manufacturing Liquidmetal parts, according to a new patent application published Thursday by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, with the company moving on to processes for melting the unique metal alloy and feeding it to casting and processing equipment. The application, entitled "Methods of melting and introducing amorphous alloy feedstock for casting and processing," shows a number of ways in which amorphous alloys like...
With preorders for Apple's next-generation iPhone beginning tonight, AppleInsider takes a look at the precautions iPhone owners planning to sell or trade their old handset for a brand-new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus need to take before divesting themselves of their pass? device. Backups Before taking another step, you should ensure that you've backed up your data -- there's no worse feeling than realizing your contacts, photos, or Angry Birds saves have disappeared into...
It took Samsung just one day to deliver six new ad spots that take pot shots at the new iPhone 6, Apple Watch and even Apple's handling of the Tuesday keynote's live stream. Posted to Samsung's YouTube channel late Wednesday, the commercials feature two Apple Genius lookalikes working in what is presumably a back-of-house Apple Store repair room. The pair banter about Apple's -- arguably successful -- keynote that introduced the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, Apple Watch,...
Apple on Wednesday added two new assets to its iCloud.com beta webpage ahead of its upcoming public debut, bringing iCloud Drive access and a new dedicated Settings page to the Web portal. In preparation for a scheduled iCloud Drive launch with OS X 10.10 Yosemite later this fall, Apple added two new Web assets to the iCloud.com beta page, offering developers access to files, folders and documents stored using the upcoming service. Announced at WWDC in June, iCloud...
As part of its new iCloud storage pricing initiative, Apple is allowing existing subscribers to keep "legacy" plans while paying a cheaper annual fee than they would if signed on to the monthly rates introduced on Wednesday. While Apple's new iCloud storage tiers are only being offered as a monthly subscription service, the company is extending to existing customers an option to keep the same amount of cloud space for a less-expensive annual fee. Apple sent out emails...
As part of its free promotional offer of U2's "Songs of Innocence" LP, it appears Apple is flagging the content as owned for all iTunes accounts, meaning iOS device users who have automatic downloads enabled will get the entire album pushed to their device without prior approval. First spotted by ArsTechnica, U2's "Songs of Innocence" is now showing up in the iOS Music app even if users did not previously opt-in to accept the free content. Because Apple is linking the...
Apple on Wednesday added two new assets to its iCloud.com beta webpage ahead of its upcoming public debut, bringing iCloud Drive access and a new dedicated Settings page to the Web portal. In preparation for a scheduled iCloud Drive launch with OS X 10.10 Yosemite later this fall, Apple added two new Web assets to the iCloud.com beta page, offering developers access to files, folders and documents stored using the upcoming service. Announced at WWDC in June, iCloud...
Apple on Wednesday issued a new iTunes 12 beta for the upcoming OS X 10.10 Yosemite operating system, possibly to address issues issues some users were seeing when trying to install the iOS 8 GM that was released yesterday. Both developers and those who opted in to the OS X 10.10 Yosemite beta can download the new iTunes 12 build, which appears to contain only minor tweaks as the software's release notes remain unchanged from previous versions. The new build is thought...
Following the unveiling of official pricing tiers for its iCloud storage plans, Apple on Wednesday took the new plans live, offering users up to one terabyte of space for $20 per month. The new tiers, outlined in a post to Apple's website on Tuesday, range from 5GB to 1TB of online storage space and can be purchased now via the iCloud settings menu on any connected iOS device. As previously reported, Apple is carrying over the free 5GB tier that will join options 20GB...
One day after announcing its first wearables product in the Apple Watch, Apple has reportedly hired on another executive from the fashion world to bolster its marketing efforts, tapping Gap's global marketing director Marcela Aguilar to take on the same position at Cupertino. Source: LinkedIn According to AdAge, Apple's latest hire was confirmed by current Gap marketing chief Seth Farbman, who noted Aguilar excelled in bringing together a diverse team that helped...
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