Apple’s First Scripted Series will Star Dr. Dre

7:07 PM, Feb. 12th, 2016 · · News

Apple TV with Dr. Dre

Apple is pushing forward with its first scripted series with a show called Vital Signs starring and produced by Dr. Dre. Citing unnamed sources, The Hollywood Report reported that Vital Signs will be a semi-autobiographical vehicle for the rap mogul-turned-tech executive. Sam Rockwell and Mo McCrae will also be involved.

Adobe Creative Cloud Bug Deletes Files Without Permission

7:07 PM, Feb. 12th, 2016 · · News

Warning! Creative Cloud bug could delete files without permission

Adobe Creative Cloud users were in for a surprise after installing a recent update: files from their Macs were deleted without any warning or request for permission. Adobe pulled the update, but not before many Mac users unexpectedly lost files.

AT&T Says it’s 5G Network will be 100x Faster than LTE

6:00 PM, Feb. 12th, 2016 · · News

AT&T starts 5G wireless data tests with Intel and Ericsson

We don't have a 5G standard yet, but that isn't stopping AT&T from launching its own field trials. The cell service provider is teaming up with Intel and Ericsson to conduct tests this summer with the still in flux wireless protocol, and they expect to hit speeds that clock in 100 times faster than today's 4G LTE.

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Gigabit wireless data connections for our iPhones sounds awesome as long as it doesn't kill battery life.

Immersion Sues Apple, AT&T Over Haptic Feedback Patents

10:38 AM, Feb. 12th, 2016 · · News

Apple hit with patent infringement lawsuit over haptic feedback features

Apple and AT&T have been hit with a lawsuit by Immersion over claims that Force Touch, 3D Touch, iPhone vibrating ringtone patterns, and the Apple Watch's Taptic Engine infringe on patents it owns. AT&T was named in the case as well because the company promotes and sells Apple's iPhone line.

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Another day, another patent infringement lawsuit against Apple. It'll be interesting to see how this case plays out since Force Touch, 3D Touch, and the Taptic engine are big parts of Apple's mobile interfaces.

VoIP-Pal Hits Apple, AT&T, Verizon with $7B Patent Lawsuit

6:32 PM, Feb. 11th, 2016 · · News

VoIP-Pal sues Apple over iMessage, WiFi calling patent infringement

Washington-based patent holding company VoIP-Pal filed filed lawsuits this week against Apple, AT&T, and Verizon over claims the companies are infringing on communication-related patents it owns. VoIP-Pal is asking for US$7 billion in damages from the companies.

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This is the state of patent law in the United States: It doesn't matter if VoIP-Pal has a legitimate claim. The knee jerk reaction is to assume they're a patent troll looking to strong-arm money out of deep pocket companies like Apple, AT&T, and Verizon. Maybe they are, or maybe they aren't; either way, the U.S. legal system is overrun with companies using the treat of court action over patent infringement claims as a business model.

Apple Dumps Samsung, Gives TSMC Exclusive iPhone Chip Deal

9:24 AM, Feb. 11th, 2016 · · News

Apple cuts Samsung out of A10 iPhone chip manufacturing

Apple is distancing itself more from Samsung by partnering with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) to be the sole manufacturer of future iPhone processors. The deal cuts Samsung out of some serious revenue considering how popular Apple's smartphone is, and is already boosting TSMC's value.

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Losing out on Apple's A10 chip manufacturing is a hit Samsung will definitely notice. Meanwhile, back at TSCM, it's party time.

Study Shows Music Makes for a Better Love Life

10:55 AM, Feb. 10th, 2016 · · News

Want a better love life? Play some music

They say music is the language of love, and now there's a study to prove it. Sonos commissioned a research project using their own gear along with Apple's iBeacons, iPhones, and the Apple Watch to study the effects of music on families, and one of their findings showed music led to 67 percent more sex.

Hackers in Ireland Trying to Buy Apple Employee Logins

2:52 PM, Feb. 9th, 2016 · · News

Hackers ready to buy Apple employee logins

Ireland has a new problem to throw at Apple: hackers are trying to buy company logins from employees. In some cases, employees are being offered upwards of €20,000 (about US$22,245) in efforts to coax out user names and passwords.

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Apple isn't going to make it as simple as handing over user names and passwords to get into its network. That said, hackers seem to be ready to spend some serious money to try anyhow.

Sony Adds Fuel to Dual Camera iPhone Rumor

11:23 AM, Feb. 9th, 2016 · · News

Sony hints at dual camera iPhone 7

In January KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said Apple would include a new dual camera system on the iPhone 7 Plus, and now Sony may be backing that up. Sony's CFO recently talked about the company's dual-lens camera platform and said we'd see it in smartphones from the big name players.

Lawfirm Ready to File iPhone Error 53 Lawsuit

9:16 AM, Feb. 9th, 2016 · · News

Apple facing potential lawsuit over Error 53

The Error 53 issue that's bricking iPhones that get replacement Touch ID sensors has the Internet up in arms, and that can mean only one thing: it's lawsuit time. The law firm of PVCA hasn't filed a case against Apple yet, but is looking for iPhone owners ready to sign up for a class action lawsuit.

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Right or wrong, the lawsuits over Error 53 were bound to happen. Welcome to the United States where starting lawsuits is as easy as buying a new pair of shoes.