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Text Entry Challenge: iPhone vs. Newton – Who Ya Got?

Posted on 09/11/2014 by Chris Hauk

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It’s been almost two decades since Steve Jobs shutdown production on the Newton MessagePad lineup of portable devices. However, that’s no reason not to compare the device’s handwriting to today’s touchscreen keyboard text entry found on the iPhone. Right?

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Unsealed GT Advanced Court Documents Give a Glimpse Into Apple’s Business Practices

Posted on 07/11/2014 by Chris Hauk

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While GT Advanced Technologies and Apple had argued to keep documents pertaining to their sapphire glass agreement sealed during GT’s bankruptcy proceedings, a judge ruled the documents didn’t contain trade secrets and would remain largely unsealed. Those documents now give us a peek into some of Apple’s business practices.

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Apple Makes Swype Keyboard The Free iOS App of The Week

Posted on 07/11/2014 by Chris Hauk

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If you’ve been wanting to get your hands on the Swype keyboard for iOS, but you’ve been turned off by the $0.99 price tag, now the time to grab it. Apple has named the third-party keyboard its iOS App of the Week. (Which means it’s free!)

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Apple Adds CBS News Channel to Apple TV

Posted on 06/11/2014 by Chris Hauk

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CBS News has launched a new ad-supported digital streaming news network. While CBS hasn’t specifically announced Apple TV as a supported platform, a CBS News channel has made an appearance on Apple’s streaming box.

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Apple is Blocking ‘WireLurker’ Apps From Launching

Posted on 06/11/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Apple announced on Thursday that it is putting measures into place to block apps containing the “WireLurker” malware. The malware transmits itself from an infected Mac to iOS devices via a USB cable, thereby infecting the iOS device. Apple is preventing the infected applications from launching.

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Amazon Echo – Quick Information From a Cloud Connected Speaker

Posted on 06/11/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Amazon is preparing to offer a new speaker/information device that you control with your voice. “Amazon Echo” will begin shipping in the coming weeks. The cloud connected speaker will always be listening for voice commands, and will provide information, news, weather, music, and more when you ask for it.

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