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Typo Products on Monday settled a 2014 lawsuit brought against it by smartphone maker BlackBerry, and as part of terms of the agreement, will have to permanently halt sales of its physical iPhone keyboard accessories. The settlement specifically bans Typo from making keyboards for devices with screens under 7.9 inches, The Wall Street Journal reported. That will allow it to continue making keyboards for the iPad Air and iPad mini. Other terms of the settlement haven't...
Microsoft on Monday announced that Windows 10 will launch on July 29 across 190 countries, available as a free upgrade for both mobile and desktop Windows devices. For the desktop version of the operating system, Microsoft has set up a reservation system. Users of Windows 7 or 8 may see a notification pop up in their system tray -- if a copy is reserved, a 3-gigabyte installation file will be downloaded automatically once it's ready, and let users choose to install...
Microsoft on Monday announced that Windows 10 will launch on July 29 across 190 countries, available as a free upgrade for both mobile and desktop Windows devices. For the desktop version of the operating system, Microsoft has set up a reservation system. Users of Windows 7 or 8 may see a notification pop up in their system tray -- if a copy is reserved, a 3-gigabyte installation file will be downloaded automatically once it's ready, and let users choose to install...
A Bay Area recycling center is attempting to track down an unidentified woman who dropped off a 1976-model Apple I in April, after the computer sold to a private collector for $200,000 this month. A working Apple I that sold for nearly $1 million at auction last year. | Source: Bonhams The computer was one of the first batch of 200 hand-assembled by Apple co-founders Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ron Wayne in the company's first year of operation. The woman is being...
As Apple prepares to relaunch a revamped version of its free-to-stream iTunes Radio service, the company is looking to bring on musicians Drake, Pharrell Williams and David Guetta as guest DJs, a report said Sunday. Music industry sources told The New York Post that Apple is negotiating a $19 million deal to have Drake serve as a guest DJ for iTunes Radio. The rapper may also assume other roles as part of the agreement, but it was not immediately clear what those extra...
Deleting multiple backups can help conserve valuable storage space in Apple's iCloud. Here's how to free up space in iCloud to ensure that your iPhone and iPad backups are up-to-date in case the worst happens. iCloud is Apple's cloud-based, content storage system for its Mac and iOS product lines. Apple provides 5GB of free storage with every iCloud account. When a device is set to backup to iCloud, Apple automatically backs up data and settings stored locally on the...
Apple's heretofore puzzling buyout of Israeli sensor firm PrimeSense -- which created hardware designed to "see" in three dimensions -- now makes more sense in light of last week's acquisition of Metaio, a German software company specializing in augmented reality technology. Apple snagged PrimeSense in late 2013 for $345 million, making it one of the largest deals in Apple's history. Until then, PrimeSense was known mostly for designing the first-generation Kinect for...
From all the breathless coverage detailing Google's I/O 2015 conference announcements, you might not have noticed that virtually all of what Google had to show this year were things Apple had already introduced over the past year (or long ago). Once hailed as being "more innovative" and faster at introducing new features, Android has become a slow follower. Google I/O 2015 = WWDC 2014 Google started out touting HBO Now for Android, after Apple debuted the new service...
One of the more exciting features introduced with Apple Watch is Apple's Taptic Engine, a technology that has effectively creates a compelling user experience by accurately reproducing taps, bumps and other tactile effects. Apple Watch Taptic engine. | Source: iFixit Editor's note: Apple frequently introduces new technologies and features in a singular new product, then gradually brings them to other devices in its ecosystem, making for a more coherent user experience....
Several events this week pointed to Apple's future plans, including a promotion for designer Jony Ive, comments from operations head Jeff Williams, and a takeover of augmented reality firm Metaio. Jony Ive becomes Apple's Chief Design Officer On Monday Apple announced that Jony Ive was being promoted from senior VP of Design to a newly-created position, Chief Design Officer. The role will take Ive out of daily design duties and broaden his scope to include things like...
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