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    There's no denying that Apple is today's patent and trademark troll. The company doesn't waste time in defending its patents from competitors, even if some cases are debatable. Apple is not exempt from trademark litigation though, and today the company gets a new one. Apple has just gained a new lawsuit in Europe over the use of the name "iWatch." If you're scratching your head over why this can happen if Apple's wearable was finally dubbed the "Apple Watch," there's actually a valid reason. Probendi Limited has owned the name "iWatch" in the European Union since way before the product ...

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    For the past couple weeks now, we've been anticipating Apple finally doing something fresh with its stagnant iPod family, and word was that we'd be seeing the introduction of some new devices this week. Well, yesterday's rumored launch may not have happened, but it turns out it was only a matter of time before these new iPods were ready to land, and today Apple reveals its latest iPod touch. The new iPod touch is a big step forward in therms of processing power from the previous version, ditching the old A5 SoC for a modern 64-bit A8 chip. It upgrades the old 5MP camera to a new 8MP ...

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    Here's a quick one for Apple users: iOS 8.4.1 beta is now available to download from the Apple iOS Developer Resource Center (link below). Apple released iOS 8.4 on June 30, in order to enable access to Apple Music, and now, two weeks later, the iOS 8.4.1 beta is available for developers to test drive. There's no word on what's included, and there's no changelog (nor feedback) for the time being, but it's safe to assume that the release contains bugfixes and improvements. Follow the source link below if you are a Developer (owner of a Developer account) and you want to take it for a ...

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    Apple's launch of Apple Music has been met with mixed impressions. While some of us like the service, others still can't find a reason to move away from the freemium services of Spotify and others. The launch of Apple Music was also plagued with a few bugs for users of other Apple Services, but that seems to have gotten fixed today. Apple has just released iTunes 12.2.1 to the public, and the update is mostly focused on fixing bugs that were left by the Apple Music but. Customers using iTunes Match were met with the sad surprise that Apple Music would swap matched content for the specific ...

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    Even though Apple has considered the Apple TV to be its longest living hobby, we've heard that there's a much broader plan behind the scenes. We know that Apple wants to bring both local and national TV to the world of video streaming, something that's never been done before due to its complexity. Most rumors claim that Apple will launch something this year, and today we hear good news. Apple has reportedly reached two major milestones in its negotiation with broadcast networks. The first is to get all major players in the US to accept, so yes, you can expect ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox to be ...

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    It seems the space race of tech giants has been to create a virtual assistant of their own. Apple started it off with Siri, Google followed up without much hesitation with Google Now, Microsoft then released Cortana... and now it seems like Facebook is about to get into the game (oh, and let's not forget SoundHound's Hound app – which we found to be pretty useful in our testing). According to a report out of The Information today, a virtual assistant codenamed Facebook Moneypenny right now could be making its way to the company's hugely popular Messenger communication application. A ...

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    It’s been about two weeks since Apple Music made its debut on iOS. We’ve already given our first impressions, and highlighted some of its best features, but after having used it on an almost-daily basis, what’s the takeaway? Is Apple Music worth your time, or is it just another “me too” streaming service further condensing the market? My experience with Apple Music so far has been almost overwhelmingly positive. From the moment I first launched the app, and selected some of my favorite genres and artists, it’s felt like a personalized music experience made just for me. The ...

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    Update: HSBC confirmed that Apple Pay will be supported later in July. Barclays confirms it will support Apple Pay in the future. Apple Pay is now officially available in the UK; we've heard reports last week indicating that it might happen, granted, with some rumored limitations, and, nonetheless, it is now official. Apple Pay is the Cupertino-based company's take on contactless payment. Users of the iPhone and Apple Watch in the UK are now able to make purchases in more than 250,000 shops, as well as pay for their tube, bus and railway ride. Apple Pay has been available in the US since ...

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    Why do so many corporations support BlackBerry and iOS, but not Android? That's a question I get asked quite often, and one that I find myself in the middle of with my own employer. I don't work for Pocketnow full-time. I've got a day job with a manufacturing company right here in Northern Utah. While this takes time away from reviewing awesome new hardware and hacking custom ROMs and Kernels on my platform of choice, it gives me a unique perspective. I carry an Android that I bought with my own money even though my day job offered to buy an iPhone for me. That choice came with some ...

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    Back in March, HTC announced the One M9. But the company's latest flagship didn't launch all by its lonesome, and we also saw the debut of the exciting HTC Vive VR headset. You'd be forgiven for thinking that those were the only two products HTC brought out onto the stage at MWC, but then you'd be forgetting the third, the company's first wearable: the HTC Grip fitness tracker. At the time, HTC said that sales of the Grip would begin sometime in the spring … and as we're clearly well into summer by now, that just hasn't happened. So, what gives? Is the Grip dead? Delayed? We don't have ...

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    Greek's financial crisis goes beyond just affecting a government and its creditors. Current emergency banking controls have left Greeks with a maximum cash withdrawal of $66 a day, and with a complete ban on overseas payments and transfers. This measure obviously affects Greek customers from consuming iTunes content, which is a variable of questionable need, but a true problem for paid iCloud data storage. As it stands, Greek customers needing extra storage from iCloud can't renew their monthly or yearly subscription due to the overseas payment ban. Since this is not something Greek ...

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    Even though the CEOs of Spotify and Pandora don't seem to be breaking a sweat over Apple Music, you can't deny that Cupertino has enough cash to put up an endless fight. Apple is desperate to make Apple Music work, and in that sense we even heard of Spotify's CEO concerned over Apple's competing tactics. In the end Cupertino borrowed help from music artists for the Apple Music launch, and today we learn more about that deal. New reports claim that Apple is currently making original in-house music videos for the artists that are helping with the Apple Music launch. It seems that the music ...

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    Apple knew that the iPhone would kill the iPod, but Cupertino decided to act against itself before competing smartphones did. As such we've seen iPods decline significantly over the years, up to the point where we don't understand why the lineup still exists. It would be odd for Apple to give the iPod new life, but this would be the second rumor that claims otherwise. It's hard for us to consider the source trusted yet, but new reports claim that Apple will revamp its entire iPod lineup tomorrow. If you remember, the launch iOS 9 pretty much leaked new color options for the iPod Touch, ...

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    We've spent a great deal of 2015 and even 2014 covering rumors of a possible iPad Pro or iPad Plus in the works. For a minute there we thought the "New Macbook" killed the buzz, but that's far from reality. With the proximity of Windows 10 competition and a declining tablet market, Apple is in desperate need to reinvent its approach, and today we learn more. Digitimes is famous for getting most of its reports right, and this time we hear that Foxconn is preparing to start supplying components for this 12.9-inch tablet in late September, with a possible launch time in November. The source ...

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    The color-screened Pebble Time has been shipping out to its crowdfunding backers for several weeks now, and we've even seen general pre-orders open to the public at large. And while that edition of the smartwatch may be here, we're still waiting for its metallic cousin, the Pebble Time Steel. When Pebble announced the smartwatch back in the early days of March, it promised shipments would start going out sometime in July. With the month nearly half over, today Pebble's following things up with some new info about how and when Pebble Time Steel will finally become available. The good news ...

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    It seems Apple Music may have made quite a big splash in the pond. On June 30, the streaming music platform was launched alongside the Beats 1 internet radio station (which, by the way, has been met with a lot of acclaim, much to the surprise of many), and was available only through two ways – you could get it by updating your iOS device to iOS 8.4 and then using the new Music app found on that build of iOS, or you could update iTunes on your computer to version 12.2 to be able to access the service there. If data gathered by Mixpanel is accurate, in just over a week this latest ...

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    Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have performed (and still are) well; according to a recent research, the two Apple smartphones are still accounting for almost 50 percent of the US smartphone market. It is very clear that the 2014 models are the company's best selling smartphones ever, and the Cupertino-based company saw the potential, with 70 to  80 million units in the initial production plan. However, according to a recent Wall Street Journal report, Apple is raising that initial production figure to 85-90 million units by December 31. The 2015 models, dubbed the iPhone 6s and the ...

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    If you're tired of the recent trend of viral posts full of the top 10 celebrities who did this or that, you're not alone. Facebook has spent years assuming that its algorithm is smart enough to detect what what users want to see first, and let's face it, we know there's ad-based content on that calculation as well. Facebook has just realized that this alone is enough of a problem to get people to leave the service, and things are changing today. Facebook is currently pushing an update to its iOS application, and the idea is to give you different ways to manually select the news feed you ...

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    A major concern that spurred a few weeks ago, was of the lack of a kill switch for smartwatches in general. Surely the recent laws passed on the matter only covered smartphones, but jewelry is another major theft target, and it made all the sense in the world for a "smart" watch, to have something like this as part of the package. Apple didn't really mention any added security measures with the keynote of watchOS 2, but the company has decided to surprise everyone. watchOS 2 beta 3 didn't just include bug fixes for those developers testing. We were surprised this morning with an ...

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    Whenever John Legere is not calling out his competitors on Twitter, he's doing so in video or in a keynote, as he continues to defy the US mobile paradigm with new services. We've already tested T-Mobile's unlimited roaming services extensively during our business trips, but it seems that the company understood that data roaming in EDGE is just terrible. After a recent teaser of a new Uncarrier promotion announcement happening today, we finally get details. T-Mobile has just annouced its new Uncarrier deal, "Mobile Without Borders." The name on its own is selfe explanatory, as the company ...

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    A recent report out of AppleInsider shows that a survey from Canaccord Genuity has produced some interesting details about iPhone market share in the US. The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus held the top-selling smartphone brand spot at all four major wireless carriers in the United States, with a sell-through share of almost 50 percent. These numbers have remained fairly level since around December, despite new competition from flagship Android devices such as HTC's One M9, Samsung's Galaxy S6, and LG's G4. And don't let yourself be fooled into thinking all iPhone users upgraded to the 6 or 6 Plus ...

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    Apple has spent a great deal of 2015 breaking smartphone records around the world. The company sold a staggering 74.5 million iPhones in just the first quarter alone, and that trend has continued over the following quarters, up to the point of defeating Xiaomi as the China smartphone king. There has been a ton of speculation over Apple's sales forecast for its next-generation of iPhones, and today we get some solid data on the matter. The Wall Street Journal has recently published a story that claims that Apple has placed a crazy order for 90 million iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus units. We ...

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    As it stands, one of the most convenient ways turn your regular TV into a smart one, is to acquire a Google Chromecast. It's $35 price tag is definitely a major part of that convenience, but the fact that it's small enough to hide behind your TV is another major benefit. The only problem is that it was a wireless-only product, something which would've been a problem for most of you, until now. Google has silently released an ethernet adapter for the Google Chromecast. It replaces the current micro USB connector that powers your Chromecast, and replaces it with a wall adapter that supports ...

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    Apple spent a great deal of time telling us how great its new updates to iOS, watchOS, and OS X would be at its WWDC 2015 keynote. At this point there is still no public beta for you all to be the judge of that, but our hands-on videos of iOS 9 and watchOS 2 should help you get a clear idea. Our thoughts on the initial betas were of a more mature approach to the user experience, and Apple continues to take that further today. As promised by Eddie Cue, Apple has just launched the third beta of iOS 9, and has also matched the launch with the same beta number for watchOS 2 and OS X El ...

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    Music streaming competition has existed for a while now, but it's not until the birth of Apple Music that we see competitors sending blows at each other. Spotify spent a great deal of time with both US and European antitrust investigators asking for help in stopping Apple from killing the freemium model we all currently enjoy. Obviously that was just the beginning, and today we learn of a new plan. Spotify will apparently contact customers who purchased their Premium subscription through iTunes. The email will give users the option to save $3 on their monthly premium fee, given the fact ...

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