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Apple’s Golden State: Just Doing What’s Right

Among his last advice he had for me, and for all of you, was to never ask what he would do. “Just do what’s right.”<p>That’s what Tim Cook told the audience of Apple employees at the memorial for Steve Jobs, following his passing in 2011. Now, nearly two years later, we’re starting to see that plan …

Motion gaming forfeit: PlayStation Camera isn't bundled with the PS4, and that's a big problem

Sony sacrifices a peripheral for price, cedes motion gaming to the Kinect<p>"Do you have any 'PlayStation Eye' games upstairs?"<p>"PlayStation what?"<p>"PlayStation Eye."<p>"The camera?"<p>"Yeah, the camera."<p>"I think there's a tech demo."<p>It's not entirely her fault the PR rep doesn't know what I'm talking about. …

New Nexus 7 surfaces in photos, packaging and all (update: more photos, video)

You know that new Nexus 7 that's been leaked several times over the past few weeks? Well, it looks like someone got their hands on it early, according to these newly released images on Reddit. There's not much else to glean from these snapshots aside from new packaging (we've included an image of …

Mixamo Is Building A Platform For Game Developers To Create And Animate 3D Characters

With app stores becoming ever more competitive, game makers have had to upgrade from building 2D games to creating 3D titles over the past two years. That has meant even more creative and intensive work for artists and producers, as the graphics processing power on smartphones has increased.<p>But …

Dell shows off the UltraSharp 32: a 32-inch Ultra HD display set to arrive in Q4 (eyes-on)

If you're looking to boost the resolution of your workflow, Dell took the opportunity to unleash one such display during the proceedings at SIGGRAPH this week. The UltraSharp 32 is a 32-inch Ultra HD unit that wields a 3,840 x 2,160 IGZO panel sorting 1.07 billion colors. An aluminum stand has …

Moto X software leak details more Droid-like features

Today, Verizon and Motorola revealed three new Droids, but there was also an elephant in the room. The Moto X, Google's new flagship handset, had already been pegged to come with several of the same intriguing features that Verizon announced for its heavily branded and subsidized smartphones. While …

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Rising Datsun: The American history of a Japanese brand

Datsun: not just the 510 and Z.<p>When rumors of a resurrected Datsun badge first oozed out onto the Internet, enthusiasts were thrilled. Would parent-company Nissan bring back performance icons like the 510 and the 250Z? They would not.<p>Instead, the world—and not the U.S.—would see the introduction of …

iOS 7 preview: Siri gets a new look, access to settings, more services, still no predictive results

iOS 7 continues to build on Siri, adding access to settings, new partner services and features, including results from Bing, Wikipedia, and Twitter, …

Boston University sues Apple over patented blue lasers in the iPhone, iPad, and MacBook Air

Boston University has sued Apple for allegedly infringing one of its patents to make the iPhone 5, iPad, and MacBook Air. In a suit filed yesterday, the university said that Apple was illegally using its '738 patent, which covers a method of making thin gallium nitride film semiconductors that can …

The Easy Profit Game Ends In Smartphones, So Apple Plays A New One

It seems Samsung and Apple at last have something in common. As the Korean giant forecast its profits would be massive, but slightly below expectations, its stock price took a tumble. It appears the industry has crossed through a level some call “peak smartphone” — the point of maximum profit. This …

Android still leads in U.S., but iOS grows stronger

Sales jump 3.5 percent for iOS in the three-month period ending May, thanks in large part to T-Mobile, says Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.<p>Android remains the top dog for U.S. smartphone sales, though Apple's iOS is creeping up.<p>Google's mobile OS took home 52 percent of all U.S. smartphone sales from …

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Foxconn Hiring Push May Signal Next-Generation iPhone Manufacturing About to Begin

A report on Tuesday says Apple’s manufacturing partner Foxconn is beginning a hiring push to bring in a large number of workers to handle production …

Amazon and Apple call a truce in lawsuit over 'app store' trademark

Just in time for the fifth anniversary of Apple's App Store, Apple and rival Amazon have agreed to a truce in a long-running trademark infringement lawsuit over whether Amazon has the rights to use the term 'app store' in its own Amazon Appstore for Android. As <i>Reuters</i> reports, US District Court …

US federal judge rules Apple conspired to raise e-book prices

Following a non-jury trial that ended on June 20th, US District Judge Denise Cote has ruled that Apple conspired to raise the retail prices of e-books, according to a <i>Reuters</i> report published this morning. Apple has been at the focus of the Manhattan-based antitrust trial, which began last month, …

NY judge: Apple conspired to raise e-book prices

NEW YORK (AP) — Apple Inc. broke antitrust laws and conspired with publishers to raise electronic book prices, a federal judge ruled Wednesday, citing "compelling evidence" from the words of the late Steve Jobs.<p>U.S. District Judge Denise Cote said Apple knew that no publisher could risk acting …

Apple to shift to IGZO displays next year, says report

In talks with Sharp and LG, Apple plans to expand energy-saving IGZO displays to the iPad and MacBook, says Korea's IT News as cited by PatentlyApple.<p>Upcoming versions of the iPad and MacBook should offer a longer battery life, at least according to a new report.<p>Apple plans to brings IGZO displays …

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Wall Street consensus emerging for near-zero growth in Apple’s Q3 earnings

<i>Fortune</i> is reporting that most analysts expect Apple to report near-zero year-on-year growth when the company reveals its Q3 earnings figures on 23 July.<p>The pessimistic expectations began just a day after Apple reported its Q2 earnings, with Cowan and Company taking just 24 hours to post a Q3 …

Apple Asks ITC To Postpone Import Ban On iPhone 4 & iPad 2

Apple has asked the International Trade Commission to postpone an import ban on the iPhone 4 and the iPad 2 while a court considers its appeal. The ban is set to go into affect on August 5 — just under four weeks away — but Apple has argued that it will “sweep away an entire segment of Apple’s …

Apple played 'central role' in ebook price-fixing conspiracy, says federal judge

Apple has been found guilty of conspiring with book publishers to raise ebook prices, in one of the biggest anti-trust lawsuits ever brought by US …

Apple and Samsung set to continue their duopoly in 2014

For the foreseeable future, it appears that Apple and Samsung will continue to carve up the majority of profit and a growing portion of sales of devices.<p>In 2014, an estimated 2.5 billion devices will be sold worldwide, an increase of 6 percent over the previous year, according to Gartner. More than …

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Apple envisions touch screen to control your car's key features

A newly awarded patent outlines a dashboard touch-screen panel that would allow you to mange your car's temperature, wipers, and other functions.<p>Apple is trying to integrate itself even further into your car with a freshly patented dashboard touch screen.<p>Granted Tuesday by the U.S. Patent and …

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Apple Learns The Hazards Of Innovation With E-Book Antitrust Ruling

A federal judge today held that Apple violated antitrust laws by orchestrating a scheme with publishers to raise electronic-book prices, meaning the tech innovator may face a trial for damages over the alleged scheme.<p>The decision by U.S. District Judge Denise Cote was a victory for the Justice …

Apple On Aggressive Hiring Spree To Get iWatch Ready For Late 2014 [Report]

Apple is “aggressively” hiring new talent to make the rumored ‘iWatch’ a reality, according to a report today from the Financial Times. The last specific claim we heard regarding the iWatch was when Bloomberg said Apple wanted to launch the product this year after placing a team of around 100 …

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Is Apple about to get serious about motion control tech?

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Israeli business newspaper Calcalist is saying that Apple(s AAPL) is in discussions to acquire PrimeSense, a company that …

Will Apple's Next Products Move The Needle?

Tim Cook’s New Innovation Strategy For Apple, Right On Time – Forbes.<p>As the post cited above describes, Apple says it is having its “most innovative year ever”, and it is poised to launch a slew of new products in the Fall of 2013: 1) an iPhone 5S, 2) an iWatch, 3) a TV (???), 4) the new streaming …

Apple Wants to Sell More iPhones Through Its Own Stores — But Can It?

Apple sells a lot of iPhones through its retail stores — but not nearly as many as it would like. Indeed, at a recent gathering of Apple Store …

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