Category Archives: Apple News

Business Beats Personal: Apple and Qualcomm Settle Up

Two days ago, I wrote an article based on a piece in the Wall Street Journal about how personal the legal battles between Apple and Qualcomm had gotten. The primary point was how little connection and commonality there was between CEOs Tim Cook and Steve Mollenkopf and that because of that, how remote the possibility of a quick settlement seemed.

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Fresh Rumors of Coming iOS 13 Features are Good News for iPad Users

Guilherme Rambo of 9to5Mac is at it again. He posted an article at 9to5Mac this morning that details several new features that should be coming in iOS 13. While his attributed sources are a very vague “people familiar with the development of the operating system,” he has become a reliable enough source of Apple and iOS data that anything he is reporting should be taken seriously.

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It’s Not Business, it’s Personal: Apple and Qualcomm Go To the Mattresses

Apple and Qualcomm have been battling through motions, injunctions and trade disputes across the globe, but their big trial finally begins this week in San Diego. The Wall Street Journal ran a great piece yesterday that gets into some of the background of the fight between these two tech giants. More importantly, it touches on the disconnect between their two leaders, Steve Mollenkopf and Tim Cook.

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The End of an Era: Apple is Preparing to Break Up iTunes

According to both noted developer Steve Troughton-Smith and Guilherme Rambo of 9to5Mac, both of whom are known for spelunking through iOS and macOS betas for all kinds of goodies, iTunes is about to get busted up. Considering the mass market success of the iPod went hand-in-hand with the arrival of iTunes, this is pretty big news.

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Some of the Good and Bad of Apple News+

I’ll begin by saying that I have always been a fan of magazines. I used to peruse my father’s mix of sports. shooting and hunting magazines when I was younger. As I grew into my teenage years, gaming magazines got my attention. Then in my college and grad school years it was computer and tech magazines, especially those that focused on early mobile technology. I even ended up managing the magazine section at a local Barnes and Noble for six months because I always loved browsing there.

After a busy couple of weeks, I’ve finally started spending some time using Apple News+. I am already very familiar with Apple News, as I use it daily along with Flipboard and Twitter to keep up with the latest in tech and Apple news and I publish each of our articles on the service, as well.

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Nexflix Removing AirPlay Support is a Strange and Somewhat Consumer Hostile Move

In case you haven’t seen the news today, users started noticing that Netflix no longer offers AirPlay compatibility for Apple devices, such as the Apple TV. Later, the company confirmed that they removed this feature that has been a part of their app for the last five years because of a “technical limitation.” However, they were not forthcoming as to what that limitation was.

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Apple Poaches Another AI Expert From Google

Don’t look now, but Apple has hired another big name AI expert away from Google Brain. A year ago it was John Giannandrea who they managed to lure away from Sunnyvale. Now they have reportedly poached Senior Staff Research Scientist Ian Goodfellow, as well.

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Failure to Launch: AirPower Shows Off Some of the Best and Worst of Apple

At this point, I’m sure that everyone is aware of what happened with the long-delayed AirPower. The news itself is certainly interesting, as Jobs and post-Jobs Apple had always been bulletproof in its ability to deliver on announced products. This time it didn’t, and I think this failure simultaneously shows off some of the best and worst aspects of the company.

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New Goodies Have Arrived!!

 

I was out of town most of this week for a work conference, but I got back late last night to brand new Apple goodies. New AirPods, a new iPad Air and new iPad Mini had all arrived over the previous two days and were waiting for me when I got home.

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Apple’s Event Offers Few Surprises, but Some Solid Coming Attractions

Apple’s Showtime event took place at 12 PM Central today and the company revealed a couple of things that we all knew were coming and two that were a little less certain. Here’s a brief look at each to get you caught up:

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Apple’s Interest in Sports is Flying Under the Radar

In all the news of Apple’s event tomorrow and what’s expected from it and their new hardware that was released this week, an interesting article from Sports Illustrated seems to have gone largely unnoticed. However, it points to some research that Apple is working on regarding tracking sports and eventually turning that into something for their users.

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