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California Senate Passes Cellphone “Kill Switch” Bill

Posted on 12/08/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Monday saw the California State Senate pass a bill to aid in protecting against smartphone theft by requiring all smartphones sold in the state to have a “kill switch” turned on automatically when a phone is first activated.

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Apple Suppliers Reported to Be Gearing Up For Next-Gen iPad Air Production

Posted on 12/08/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Bloomberg reports that Apple’s suppliers are gearing up for production on the next-generation iPad Air and iPad mini models. The publication says production for the iPad Air 2 is underway, and the 9.7-inch tablet will debut sometime late in the third quarter or early in the fourth quarter. Production of the 7.9-inch Retina iPad mini 2 is said to be ready to kickoff soon.

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Court Deals Apple a Blow in New VirnetX FaceTime Patent Suit

Posted on 11/08/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Apple was dealt a setback late last week, as it prepares to defend itself from another FaceTime patent lawsuit by “patent holding firm” VirnetX. The presiding judge issued a series of pre-trial rulings denying Apple’s motions to preemptively invalidate some of VirnetX’s patent claims.

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Intel Shares Details About MacBook-Bound 14nm Broadwell Core M Chips

Posted on 11/08/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Apple has been holding off on any major updates to its MacBook lineup of laptops, because it has been waiting for the release of Intel’s upcoming Broadwell chip. The Broadwell is small, fanless, and is expected to be the most energy efficient Intel processor yet.

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Judge Rejects $324M Settlement in Anti-Poaching Class-Action Lawsuit

Posted on 08/08/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Judge Lucy Koh has rejected a settlement reached earlier this year by workers and Apple, Google, Adobe and other tech companies they had worked at over an anti-poaching agreement between the companies. CNN reports that Jude Koh has ruled the settlement amount was not high enough, and should actually be at least $380 million.

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Some Users Experiencing iCloud Mail Outage

Posted on 08/08/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Several reports from users earlier today indicated Apple’s iCloud Mail service was experiencing difficulties. Apple has now updated their System Status Page to indicate that some users are indeed experiencing an outage.

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Apple Runs Limited-Time “Amazing Productivity Apps” Promo on 20 Great Apps

Posted on 08/08/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Just in time for “Back to School”, Apple is running a limited-time sales on 20 “Amazing Productivity Apps” in the iOS App Store. Included in the promotion are some of our favorite apps such as to-do list app Clear, calendaring app Fantastical 2, the handy Launch Center Pro app, and PDF Expert 5 and Scanner Pro, both by Readdle.

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Sworkit Circuit Training and Yoga App Gets an Update

Posted on 08/08/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Sworkit, the daily circuit training workouts and yoga app for the iPhone and iPad, has received an update. Both the free and “Pro” versions of the app received an update, receiving new videos, audio cues, reminders, new Pilates workouts, and more.

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