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    Even though Google I/O is in our immediate future, it won't be long before Apple gets its own conference started, with WWDC kicking off in early June. Odds are good we'll be learning about both iOS 9 and OS X 10.11 there, and we've already talked a bit about some of the changes that might be present in both, like a move to the Apple Watch's font as the system default. A number of additional changes have been rumored since then, including possible split-screen iPad app support, and now a detailed report attempts to shed some light on even more, with an emphasis on security improvements and ...

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    Apple had to spend a lot of time thinking about its user interface when dreaming up the Apple Watch, and one of the decisions it ended up making concerned the introduction of a new font. Rather than stick with the Helvetica Neue that's the current system font for both iOS and OS X, Apple chose a typeface it calls San Francisco for the Apple Watch font, a version of which you can see below. Intended to be extra legible at even small sizes, San Francisco made plenty of sense for the smartwatch's tiny screen, but a new rumor claims the font will be finding a more prominent role on larger ...

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    The Apple Worldwide Developers Conference is still three weeks away, and will bring with it a glimpse into what's next for Apple as the company reveals some of its latest hardware and software. And while the event still promises to be news-packed, Apple isn't saving all of its upcoming toys for the Moscone Center, and today announces some new entries in the computer side of its hardware lineup. First up, we've got an updated 15-inch MacBook Pro, one bringing advancements like a Force Touch trackpad and faster flash memory. This new 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display is supposed to be ...

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    Even though Apple has verbally been reluctant to compete with companies it can partner with for specific services, the story of Apple and Google is a different one. Apple didn't want to compete with Google Maps, up until it launched and failed with Apple Maps. The same can be said about Apple and search engines, but today things change drastically. Apple has just announced Applebot, its new crawler to help provide search results for Siri and Spotlight. In the past Apple would rely on either Google or Bing to provide Siri with search results, but it seems this will no longer be the case. We ...

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    Apple has been closing the gap between its OS X platform and its iOS platform more and more over the years. Still, instead of converging products into one OS, Apple has devised tools like Continuity and Handoff with the purpose of giving users an added value when buying into the Apple Ecosystem. A new patent granted to Apple today takes things further, in a more intimate way. This new Apple patent was actually filed back in 2010, when the iPad was barely a few months old. The idea is to allow users of creative apps like FinalCut Pro or Photoshop to use an iPhone or iPad as an extra input ...

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    Apple is famous for owning an insane amount of patents that it hasn't ever used. When it comes to display patents, we even remember a patent the company filed for a flexible display that can emulate a keyboard a few months ago. Today we learn of a new Apple display patent, and this time it focuses on touch. Apple was granted a patent today for a display that makes use of an actuator to vibrate the surface of the glass and even change its temperature, in a way to make users feel that they're touching a particular material. This actuator moves in different directions and at different speeds ...

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    Along with Apple's launch of iOS 8.3 to the masses, Cupertino also decided to give Mac users a parallel update as well. OS X version 10.10.3 was seeded to developers in early February with a couple of positive changes, but most of these actually came in hand with some of the features included on iOS 8.3. While your Mac downloads the software update, here's the full list of what you're getting. Among the improvements included, you'll notice that the same Emoji characters, family options and skin tone changes that were launched with iOS 8.3 also make it to OS X. There are also improvements ...

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    Apple's innovation behavior has become rather predictable over the last couple of years. Either the company is extremely behind its competitors, like in the case of the camera resolution for its smartphone lineup, or way ahead of its competition, like in the case of the iMac 5K that was launched last year. At a time when even 4K is still not ubiquitous, you'd think that Apple would be content with a 5K-resolution iMac, but new reports claim otherwise. LG has been Apple's primary display partner for products like the iPhone and the iPad for the last couple of years, thanks to its IPS ...

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    Today at Apple's event we're already moving past streaming media and onto mobile hardware. While we're not quite to the highly anticipated Apple Watch news just yet, Apple's got some exciting developments for its laptop lineup, announcing the next generation MacBook. The incredibly thin MacBook measures just 13.1mm thick, thinner than even the 11-inch MacBook Air, while sporting its own 2304 x 1440 12-inch display. It weighs a scant two pounds, making it Apple's lightest notebook computer ever. A new keyboard makes the keycaps larger while delivering a new, thinner switch mechanism, for a ...

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    Google has not only pioneered the whole concept of bringing usable maps to the internet, but it has also succeeded in giving us a much smarter way to commute through services like Google Maps. Apple tried to do the same with its launch of iOS 6, and yes, it has continue to fail to gain consumer trust even with recent software updates and fixes. The result of all this ended up being that Google Maps made its way to the iPhone, but it seems that Apple is still interested in the maps business. San Francisco radio station KPIX recently reported that a mysterious minivan was driving around the ...

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    A couple of years ago, it would've been almost impossible to imagine Apple experimenting with anything outside its comfort zone. That said, the same company that was reluctant to launch a mini tablet, did with the iPad mini, and the same company that denied the need for a bigger iPhone, launched two of them with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Recent reports claim that Apple is working on a larger iPad and even a 12-inch MacBook Air, and if you've ever wondered what that will look like, have a look. Designer Martin Hajek has already garnered some significant fame for his iPhone renders in ...

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    Apple is famous for many of its patents, mainly because even though most of these reach a final product, some don't. That being said, Cupertino is also famous for taking its time in not launching products until it feels ready to shine with them, and that sometimes means holding patents for years until implementation, like in the case of the iPad. Today we learn of some old Apple patents that gain a new status, and we're talking about features that competitors are already using to a certain degree. The USPTO has granted Apple a patent it filed back in 2012, and it has to do with ...

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    If the rumors are to be believed, Apple is working on a larger-than-ever iPad. Certainly, its competitors are moving to capitalize on the market for larger tablets, and so it's not incredibly hard to believe that Apple may have its own eyes on that same market segment. A couple days back, we were brainstorming a little about just how a 12.9-inch iPad might work, focusing in particular on the choice of system software; iOS works great on the iPad as we know it now, but with something this large – and especially if it launches as the iPad Pro (juxtaposed with the iPad Air) – might it run ...

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