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Developers enjoy a huge boost from iOS 11’s App Store redesign

The iOS App Store got a new look last fall, and the change has greatly benefited developers of third-party applications, as Apple intended. A new study found that getting named Game of the Day results in an 800 percent increase in downloads.<p>Inclusion in the other segments of the App Store Today …

App Store

Apple celebrates Earth Day with Beer Bash performance from Ziggy Marley

Apple got a head start on its Earth Day celebrations yesterday, holding a Beer Bash concert with reggae artist Ziggy Marley. As usual, employees took to Twitter to share pictures and videos from the event, as did Tim Cook…<p>Tim Cook called the performance “inspired” on Twitter, while environmental …

Earth Day

Fitbit Versa vs. Apple Watch: Which Smartwatch Wins?

Fitbit's well-rounded and affordable new smartwatch, the $199 Fitbit Versa, is a direct challenge to the Apple Watch. The two devices share a similar …

Smartwatches

RANKED: The best-looking iPhone designs, from the original iPhone to the iPhone X

While the iPhone has evolved plenty over the years, particularly with regards to functionality, we thought it'd be fun to just focus on how the exterior of the phone has changed over the years, and rank our favorite looks.

Mobile Technology

Featured Apps in New iOS App Store Can See up to 800% Increase in Downloads

Apps that score a featured spot in the revamped iOS App Store can see their downloads increase by up to 800%, says data from app analytics site …

Apps

Study: iPhone’s ‘Do Not Disturb While Driving’ Feature Playing a Part in Reducing iPhone Use While Driving

• Home<br>• News<br>• Study: iPhone’s ‘Do Not Disturb While Driving’ Feature Playing a Part in Reducing iPhone Use While Driving<p>Chris Hauk - Apr 20, 2018<p>A recent …

Autonomous Cars

Featured Apps in Revamped iOS 11 App Store Can See 800% Download Boost

Earning a featured spot in the revamped iOS App Store can increase app downloads by up to 800 percent, according to new data sourced from app analytics site Sensor Tower and shared by <i>TechCrunch</i>.<p>The data, collected from September 2017 to the present, suggests an app that's highlighted using either …

Apps

Apple Notifying WWDC 2018 Scholarship Winners

Each year, Apple offers free WWDC scholarships to students and STEM organization members who don't have the $1,599 necessary to purchase a ticket to the company's annual developer conference.<p>For the upcoming 2018 event, Apple accepted scholarship applications from March 26 to April 1, and since …

Apple

Redesigned Apple A12 iPhone processor will be faster, more efficient

Official details of the processor for the 2018 iPhone are months away, but we can already be confident the Apple A12 will be at least 20 percent faster than the current chip, while using 40 percent less power.<p>And this is the minimal performance improvement to be expected. Apple’s next devices will …

Mobile Technology

Apple Launches Battery Replacement Program for Non-Touch Bar 13-Inch MacBook Pro Models

Apple today announced a new worldwide battery replacement program for some 13-inch MacBook Pro models that do not have a Touch Bar. Affected machines were manufactured between October 2016 and October 2017.<p>Apple says that a limited number of these units feature a component that can fail and cause …

MacBook Pro

Apple offering battery replacement program for some 13-inch MacBook Pros

Apple has today begun rolling out a battery replacement program for the non Touch Bar 13-inch MacBook Pro.<p>The company says there is an issue with a small number of MacBook Pros manufactured between October 2016 and October 2017. Affected users can mail in their MacBook Pro, find an Apple Authorized …

MacBook Pro

Apple’s iPhone 9 Plus SE could have a bigger screen but much lower price

Apple looks set to release its biggest iPhone ever in what could be the new iPhone 9 Plus (or the iPhone SE 2). Despite the size bump stretching your …

Mobile Technology

Apple Stores start going green for Earth Day

Apple Store logos have begun going green in celebration of Earth Day, the annual event intended to show support for environmental protection. While Earth Day doesn’t actually take place until this Sunday, this year — as in previous years — Apple has tweaked the logo on its stores two days early.<p>The …

Apple Store

Tim Cook: People don't want iOS and MacOS merged

If you've had some kind of fantasy about MacOS features on your iPad, Tim Cook is putting that dream to rest.<p>Despite rumours of allowing developers …

Apps

Mac icon designer Susan Kare honored with award

There’s no more famous name in computer icon design than Susan Kare, who remains best known for creating the famous icons for the original Macintosh.<p>Having spent three decades working in the tech space, Kare is now being honored with an American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) medal, whose …

Graphic Design

Apple Retail Store Logos Gain Green Leaves in Celebration of Earth Day

In celebration of Earth Day, which takes place on Sunday, April 22, Apple has started tweaking the logos of some of its retail stores with green leaf accents, in a departure from the usual uniformly white design.<p>For example, Singapore's Apple Orchard Road store has already been updated with the …

Earth Day

Apple has open-sourced its FoundationDB database technology

Apple has open sourced FoundationDB, the NoSQL database company that it bought back in 2015. This is done with a view to building an open community that will allow it become, “the foundation of the next generation of distributed databases.”<p>For those unfamiliar with it, FoundationDB is a distributed …

Databases

Your first look at the new Apple Newton documentary

Apple’s Newton MessagePad is one of the most intriguing Apple products in history: a product people considered a flop, but which was actually years ahead of its time.<p>If you’re a fan of the device, then this weekend you’ve got the chance to attend an exclusive screening of forthcoming documentary,</i> …

Documentaries

iPhone SE refresh could be lacking a hugely popular feature

Apple is expected to deliver a new iPhone SE next month, complete with refreshed internals that make it significantly snappier. But it may not be all good news for fans of Apple’s smallest smartphone.<p>A new report claims one hugely popular feature will be missing.<p>Some reports suggested Apple could …

Mobile Technology

Apple may be forced to stick with high priced Samsung-made displays for 2018 iPhones

One of the reasons for the $999+ price-tag of the iPhone X is the cost of the Samsung-made OLED screen. The latest estimate is that Samsung charges Apple around $97 per display.<p>Apple’s negotiating position has been weak, as Samsung has so far been the only company able to make the displays to the …

Mobile Technology

New iPhone SE Could Launch in May With Touch ID and A10 Fusion, Without 3.5mm Headphone Jack

Apple will release an updated iPhone SE in May, according to case makers who spoke with Japanese website <i>Mac Otakara</i> at the Global Sources Mobile Electronics trade show in Hong Kong this week.<p>The case makers said the second-generation model will retain the same physical size as the current iPhone …

Mobile Technology

Doom is not on Apple’s audacious agenda

With smartphone sales plateauing, the iPhone can no longer propel Apple to the sort of stratospheric success the company (and its shareholders) enjoyed over the past decade.<p>Is Apple CEO Tim Cook clueless? Will Apple be caught flat-footed, unable to pivot and move to the next big thing? The latest …

Framing

Stunning: The iPhone X Generated 5X more Profit than the Combined Profit of 600+ Android OEMs during Q4 2017

An analytical report today covering Q4 2017 is making the claim that the Global smartphone market has now reached its peak due to longer replacement …

Profit

Apple was Granted 55 Patents Today Covering HomePod, 4 & 8 Speaker iPad Pros, the iPhone X Design and more

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 55 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we …

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Apple Wins Patents for Devices with Foldable Displays and a Next-Gen AirPods Case with a built-in Wireless Transmitter

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 55 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we …

Nextgen

Apple won more Patents today covering new Features for iPad Pro's Smart Keyboard, Augmented Reality, Solar Power & more

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 55 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this last granted patent …

Augmented Reality

U.S. Patent Office publishes two more of Apple's Patent Filings for a Water Resistant Coating for Future iDevices

Back on March 18 Patently Apple posted a patent application report titled "Apple files Patent Describing a new Water Resistant Coating Process and …

Patents

The Media unjustifiably points the finger at Apple for bringing down TSMC's second half forecasted profits for 2018

It's being reported today that Apple supplier TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing), the world's largest contract chipmaker, reported a 2.5 …

IPhone 8

Apple's First PowerbyProxi Patent Application Surfaces about a Charging Mat with an Object Detection System

In October Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple has acquired a New Zealand based Wireless Power Company for Future iDevice and Project Titan …

Wireless Charging

Today Apple introduces us to Liam's Big Sister 'Daisy', the next-generation Recycling Robot

Last summer Patently Apple posted a patent report titled "A Bizarre Twist in an Apple Patent about a Rechargeable Battery System Reveals a Second …

Rechargeable Batteries