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China’s iPhone 6 Sales Ban Not a Big Problem for Apple

7:22 PM, Jun. 17th, 2016 · · News

China says iPhone 6 copies local company's patented phone design

Beijing's Intellectual Property Bureau has ordered Apple to stop selling the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in the city because it infringes on a Chinese company's design patent. Of course, Apple is appealing the ruling and—wait...there's an intellectual property bureau in China?

Report Claims No Dual Lens Camera for iPhone 7

9:47 AM, Jun. 17th, 2016 · · News

The next iPhone will have dual rear-facing cameras. Or not.

Apple's iPhone 7 won't sport dual lens cameras, contrary to earlier rumors that claimed it would. Or, more accurately, there's a new rumor that says something different than the old rumor, and no one knows what Apple really has planned for the next iPhone update.

Uniloc Hits Apple’s Messages with Patent Lawsuit

10:05 AM, Jun. 16th, 2016 · · News

Uniloc says Apple's iMessage technology infringes on its patents

Apple's iMessage got attention beyond just the company's annual Worldwide Developer Conference this week because Uniloc file a patent lawsuit alleging the platform infringes on four of its VoIP-related patents. The case was filed in Eastern Texas District Court, which seems appropriate since the court is a favorite for patent trolls.

macOS Sierra Closes Flash’s Coffin Lid, Keeps Safari Plug-in Disabled

6:03 PM, Jun. 15th, 2016 · · News

Adobe's Flash is dead and blocked in macOS Sierra

As if we don't already have a long enough list of reasons why Flash shouldn't be installed on our Macs, Apple is giving us yet another with the introduction of macOS Sierra: Flash in Safari will be disabled by default. That means the decreasing number of Websites relying on Flash, like the BBC, will finally realize we aren't living in 2002 any more.

US Appeals Court Says Yes to Net Neutrality

10:37 AM, Jun. 15th, 2016 · · News

Court upholds FCC Net Neutrality rules

Net Neutrality got a big thumbs up this week when a Federal Appeals Court judge panel ruled in favor of the FCC treating internet services as utilities. The ruling means the FCC has the authority to block Comcast, Verizon, AT&T, and other broadband providers from selectively throttling content that passes through their networks.

Apple Will Support RAW Photo Files in iOS 10 (for Professionals)

8:13 PM, Jun. 14th, 2016 · · News


Apple is taking a significant step towards making iPhone a(n even more) serious camera for professionals in iOS 10 by adding support for RAW photo files. The information was included in a slide during Monday's World Wide Developer Conference keynote, and TechCrunch reported details from a WWDC session confirming RAW support in iOS 10.

macOS Sierra Drops Support for Several Mac Models

10:31 AM, Jun. 14th, 2016 · · News

macOS Sierra adds lots of new features, but drops support for several Mac models

Apple unveiled macOS Sierra during the keynote presentation at its Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday, and for the past few years new versions haven't left any Macs behind. That changes with the operating system formerly known and OS X, so read on to see if your Mac is up to snuff.

Does Your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch Support iOS 10?

10:05 AM, Jun. 14th, 2016 · · News

Apple is dropping some devices for iOS 10 compatibility

Apple loaded up the feature list for iOS 10 during Monday's Worldwide Developer Conference keynote. Despite all the cool new stuff we'll be able to do with our iPhone and iPads, the list of compatible devices is still surprisingly long. If you aren't sure if your iOS gear can handle the new version, The Mac Observer has you covered with our definitive list of compatible devices.

iOS 10 Lets you Delete Bundled Apps You Don’t Want

6:45 PM, Jun. 13th, 2016 · · News

When iOS 10 ships my exiled apps folder will be nearly empty

My iPhone has a folder called Rura Penthe where all the built in apps I never use are exiled. When iOS 10 ships that's going to be a very lonely place because we'll finally be able to delete those pre-installed apps we never use, like Stocks, News, and Tips.