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iOS 14 and watchOS 7 Sleep Features: Sleep Mode, Wind Down, Sleep Tracking and More

Apple in iOS 14 and watchOS 7 introduced a new Sleep Tracking feature that's designed to help you monitor how much sleep you're getting each night with Apple Watch and improve your sleep habits through bedtime reminders and a winding down process. This guide walks through all of the Sleep Tracking functionality available on the iPhone and the Apple Watch in Apple's 2020 software updates. Sleep Schedule In the Health app on the iPhone or in the Apple Watch, you can set up a Sleep Schedule with th

15 Aug 2020 2:43 am
Review: Logitech's Folio Touch With Trackpad for iPad Pro is an Affordable Alternative to Apple's Magic Keyboard

When Apple introduced updated iPad Pro models earlier this year they came with a new accessory, the Magic Keyboard. Priced starting at $299, the Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro is Apple's most advanced keyboard yet, offering backlit full-size keys and, more importantly, a trackpad. At launch, there was no third-party equivalent to the Magic Keyboard because trackpad support for the iPad Pro was new, but last month , Logitech unveiled the Folio Touch , a $160 keyboard case that works with 2018 and 20

15 Aug 2020 1:45 am
Facebook Claims Apple is Damaging Small Businesses by Collecting Fees From Paid Facebook Events

As Apple battles with Epic Games over its App Store fees, Facebook is joining the fight over its new Paid Online Events feature , which allows small businesses in 20 countries to charge Facebook users to attend online classes and events. Facebook wants Apple to waive its 30 percent fee taken from in-app purchases or let Facebook process event payments with Facebook Pay, both of which Apple has refused. We asked Apple to reduce its 30% App Store tax or allow us to offer Facebook Pay so we could a

15 Aug 2020 1:09 am
MacRumors Giveaway: Win a USB-C Wireless Charging Dock for AirPods From Satechi

For this week's giveaway , we've teamed up with Satechi to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a USB-C Wireless Charging Dock for AirPods . Satechi's Wireless Charging Dock for AirPods is a simple AirPods charging platform that's able to connect to the USB-C port on a MacBook, MacBook Air , MacBook Pro , iPad Pro , or any other device that supports USB-C. The Charging Dock, priced at $30, adds a small platform to the side of a MacBook where the AirPods with Wireless Charging Case or AirPods

14 Aug 2020 11:31 pm
Apple Inks Deal for Spy Romance Film Starring Idris Elba

Apple won an auction for an as-of-yet untitled spy romance film set in Africa that will star Idris Elba, reports Variety . There was an intense bidding war for the title, which is being produced by Elba and Simon Kinberg. The script for the film was written by Travon Free, known for Black Monday and The Daily Show. Aside from being known as a spy film with romance, there are no other details known on the title at this time. Idris Elba has signed a first look deal with Apple, which will see him p

14 Aug 2020 10:55 pm
Epic Games vs. Apple: Timeline of Events Surrounding Fortnite's Removal From App Store

Apple has faced increasing scrutiny over its App Store practices from both developers and regulators in recent months. One particularly vocal critic has been Fortnite creator Epic Games, which has repeatedly referred to the App Store as a monopoly. In August 2020, Apple removed Fortnite from the App Store after Epic Games introduced a direct payment option in the app for its in-game currency V-Bucks, defying the App Store rules. In what appears to have been an orchestrated move, Epic Games promp

14 Aug 2020 10:42 pm
'Next Stop Nowhere' Out Now on Apple Arcade

Next Stop Nowhere , the latest exclusive to hit Apple Arcade , has been released today. Next Stop Nowhere is a road trip adventure story set in a colorful, cutthroat vision of outer space. The game follows the character of Beckett, a courier living a simple life until a chance encounter with a former bounty hunter throws him into an unexpected adventure. The game features an intelligent conversation system with branching dialogue that changes the story based on every decision, and touts its com

14 Aug 2020 8:43 pm
Apple Registers AppleOriginalProductions.com Domain Name

Apple recently registered the domain name AppleOriginalProductions.com, according to a WHOIS record discovered by MacRumors . The new record indicates that Apple obtained the domain name on Thursday. The record's domain information lists Apple Inc. as the registrant organization. The registrar is CSC Corporate Domains, a firm that protects domain names for large corporations, and is used by Apple for its domain name registrations. While the domain does not currently point to an active website, a

14 Aug 2020 5:21 pm
Apple Begins Selling Refurbished 2020 13-inch MacBook Pro Models

Apple has begun selling discounted refurbished 2020 13-inch MacBook Pro models through its online store in the United States for the first time, with up to $200 savings available on some base configurations compared to brand new models. Currently, Apple's refurbished options for the latest 13-inch MacBook Pro lineup are limited to models with the 8th-generation Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors (not the faster 10th-generation CPUs), but this spec does come with Apple's new scissor switch Magi

14 Aug 2020 4:52 pm
Comedy Series 'Ted Lasso' and Documentary 'Boys State' Debut on Apple TV+

Apple today released Boys State and Ted Lasso, two new shows on its TV+ streaming platform. Boys State is a political documentary that covers a week-long annual program where 1,100 17-year-old teenage boys in Texas participate in a mock exercise to build their own state government. Filmmakers Jesse Moss and Amanda McBaine closely track the escalating tensions that arise within a particularly riveting gubernatorial race, training their cameras on unforgettable teenagers like Ben, a Reagan-loving

14 Aug 2020 3:12 pm
Instagram Retained Deleted Photos and Messages on Its Servers for Over a Year

Instagram has awarded a security researcher a $6,000 bug bounty payout after he found photos and private direct messages on the platform's servers that he had deleted more than a year ago (via TechCrunch ). Saugat Pokharel discovered that his content hadn't been removed in October after downloading a copy of his data from the photo-sharing app. Instagram introduced the download option two years ago to comply with the European Union's data privacy GDPR regulations. Instagram said the reason Pokha

14 Aug 2020 2:31 pm
Google Pulls Fortnite From Play Store, But Game Remains Available Through Other Android Sources

Just hours after Apple removed Fortnite from the App Store , Google has also pulled the Fortnite app from its Google Play Store . Epic made the same in-app changes in the Google version of the app that it made in the App Store version, allowing players to bypass Googles in-app purchase system. Subverting the Play Store in-app purchase system is against Googles rules. From Googles guidelines: Developers offering products within a game downloaded on Google Play or providing access to game content

14 Aug 2020 5:47 am
North Dakota, Wyoming and Alabama Launching Exposure Notification Apps Soon

North Dakota, Wyoming, and Alabama are all launching contact tracing apps that take advantage of Apple and Google's Exposure Notification API to cut down on the spread of the coronavirus, reports Reuters . North Dakota's app, Care19 Alert, is launching today, while Wyoming plans to launch an app on Friday. Alabama's app, which has been in testing with university students and staff, will market its app statewide starting on Monday. Virginia earlier in August became the first U.S. state to debut a

14 Aug 2020 4:20 am
Spotify Sides With Epic Games in Battle Against Apple's App Store Fees

Spotify, which has also faced off with Apple over Apple's App Store policies and fees, today weighed in on Epic Games' fight with Apple over Fortnite's removal from the App Store. Unsurprisingly, Spotify has sided with Epic Games, applauding Epic's decision to ake a stand against Apple. From a statement provided to Recode 's Peter Kafka: We applaud Epic Games' decision to take a stand against Apple and shed further light on Apple's abuse of its dominant position. Apple's unfair practices have d

14 Aug 2020 3:02 am
Samsung's Galaxy Buds Live vs. Apple's AirPods Pro

Samsung last week unveiled new flagship smartphones and the new bean-shaped Galaxy Buds Live, a set of wireless earbuds with Active Noise Cancellation that are designed to rival Apple's AirPods Pro . We got a set of the new Galaxy Buds Live and compared them to the AirPods Pro in our latest YouTube video. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Priced at $179, the Galaxy Buds Live have a unique look with a jelly bean-like design that matches the contour of the ears. We found

14 Aug 2020 2:18 am
Apple Launching Discounted $9.99 Per Month CBS All Access and Showtime Bundle for Apple TV+ Subscribers

Apple is planning to launch an Apple TV Channels bundle that features CBS All Access and Showtime at a discounted price, reports Bloomberg . The bundle, which aims to spur usage of Apple TV+ and the Apple TV Channels feature, will be priced at $9.99 per month. It is set to roll out as early as Monday, and will be available to those who have an Apple TV+ subscription. Apple already offers access to both CBS All Access and Showtime through Apple TV channels. On a standalone basis, CBS All Access i

14 Aug 2020 12:48 am
Apple Removes Fortnite From App Store [Update: Epic Files Lawsuit Against Apple]

Just hours after Epic Games introduced a new direct payment option for Fortnite that skirts Apple's in-app purchase rules, Apple has pulled the Fortnite app from the App Store . Fortnite is no longer available for download on the iPhone or the iPad , and Apple provided a statement to MacRumors on Fortnite's removal: Today, Epic Games took the unfortunate step of violating the App Store guidelines that are applied equally to every developer and designed to keep the store safe for our users. As a

14 Aug 2020 12:28 am
95% of Chinese Users Surveyed Would Rather Give Up Their iPhones Than Lose WeChat

As a ban on WeChat and other apps originating in China looms, companies who do business in China and iPhone users in the country are concerned about how the ban could impact device sales and daily device usage. It's still unclear whether the ban applies to the WeChat app only in the United States or if it will result in the removal of the WeChat app from iPhones across the globe. Tencent, which owns WeChat, said it believes the ban applies only in the U.S., but it is seeking clarity. The wording

13 Aug 2020 10:50 pm
Apple Still Pursuing VR-Based Vehicle Motion Sickness Solution With Contributions From Mark Rober

Back in 2018, it was revealed that noted YouTuber and former NASA engineer Mark Rober had been quietly working in Apple's special projects group on several projects related to virtual reality. While Rober has since left his position at Apple, the company has continued to pursue patent applications based on his team's work, and a newly published application today relates to the team's efforts to create VR-based solutions for motion sickness experienced by riders in vehicles. The patent, which is

13 Aug 2020 10:14 pm
Deals: Nomad Kicks Off Week-Long Sitewide Sale With 30% Off iPhone Cases, Wireless Chargers, and More

Accessory company Nomad recently kicked off a new sale in celebration of its eighth birthday, with 30 percent off sitewide through Wednesday, August 19. In addition to this sitewide discount, every day of the sale Nomad will offer a select group of items at a steeper 40 percent discount. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Nomad. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. Nomad sells leather cases for the iPhone 11, i

13 Aug 2020 8:49 pm
Some Publishers Concerned About Apple News+ Intercepting Traffic From Websites in iOS 14

Apple did not inform three large publishers about a change in iOS 14 and macOS Big Sur that directs users who tap on an Apple News+ story in Safari to the Apple News app instead of the publisher's website, according to Ad Age . The report claims that two of the publishers are evaluating whether to terminate their relationship with Apple News+ as a result of the change, but for now are taking a wait-and-see approach. From the report: Two of the executives at the publishers told Ad Age they receiv

13 Aug 2020 8:30 pm
Deals: Amazon Begins Discounting 2020 iMacs by Up to $99

Amazon has Apple's brand-new 27-inch iMac on sale this week in two configurations, representing some of the first notable discounts on the 2020 desktop computer. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Amazon. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. Sales start with the Retina 5K 27-inch iMac with a 3.1GHz Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB RAM, and a 256GB SSD for $1,699.93 , down from $1,799.00. This model is being sold by

13 Aug 2020 7:19 pm
Fortnite Introduces Direct Payment Option on iOS Despite Apple's App Store Review Guidelines

Epic Games today announced that it has introduced a new direct payment option in the Fortnite app for iPhone and iPad, allowing players to purchase 1000 V-Bucks for $7.99 rather than $9.99 through Apple's in-app purchase mechanism. It is unclear how Epic Games is managing to offer this option, as Apple's App Store Review Guidelines indicate that apps offering in-game currencies must use Apple's in-app purchase mechanism. Apps are also not allowed to include buttons, links, or other calls to acti

13 Aug 2020 7:12 pm
Apple Plans to Launch Fitness Subscription Service

Apple plans to launch a fitness subscription service, according to Bloomberg 's Mark Gurman, as part of an upcoming Apple One subscription service bundle. Icons representing some of the exercises in the fitness subscription service The service would offer virtual fitness and workout classes via an app for iPhone , iPad , and Apple TV . This would rival existing virtual classes services provided by Nike and Peloton. Peloton shares reportedly dipped 4.7 percent in early Thursday trading after th

13 Aug 2020 6:43 pm
Apple to Launch Bundled Subscription Services Called 'Apple One'

Apple will launch a new range of subscription service bundles called Apple One as soon as October, according to a new report by Bloomberg 's Mark Gurman. The series of bundles would allow customers to subscribe to several Apple digital services together. This is expected to result in a lower monthly price than when the services are subscribed to individually. Bloomberg reports that the Apple One subscription bundles are planned to launch in October alongside new iPhone models. Gurman explains th

13 Aug 2020 4:11 pm
Apple Shipped 15 Million iPhones in the U.S. in Q2 2020, a New Domestic Record

Apple shipped approximately 15 million iPhones in the United States in the second quarter of 2020, according to a new report shared by Canalys , setting a new domestic record. Apple shipped 15 percent more iPhone 11 devices than last year's equivalent, iPhone XR . Most strikingly, iPhone SE was responsible for growing Apple's quarterly market share to 47 percent. Overall, Apple shipped 10 percent more devices compared to the same quarter of last year. Vendors shipped 31.9 million smartphones in

13 Aug 2020 2:43 pm
Leaker Jon Prosser: Apple Watch and iPad Launching in September, iPhone 12 Event to Take Place in October

Apple last month confirmed that this year's iPhone 12 models will launch outside of their normal September timeframe and will be available a few weeks later, which has led to speculation about when an event might be held. Leaker Jon Prosser , who sometimes shares accurate knowledge of Apple's plans, today said that Apple will hold its iPhone 12 event during the week of October 12, with preorders to take place later that week and shipments to start the week after that. If these dates are accurate

13 Aug 2020 5:01 am
Wall Street Journal Sticking With Apple News Because It Brings 'Genuinely Different Audience'

The Wall Street Journal has been one of the few newspaper publishers to participate in Apple News +, and according to statements from the company's CEO, Robert Thomson, The Wall Street Journal has no plans to end its Apple partnership. As relayed by The New York Post , Apple News has brought the newspaper a significantly new audience that includes more women and younger people who might not otherwise read the WSJ. That Apple News partnership allows us to focus on that tier of content and bring i

13 Aug 2020 4:35 am
Brazilian Supreme Court to Determine If Apple Can Continue to Use 'iPhone' Trademark in Brazil

Apple is facing a trademark battle in Brazil as the Brazilian Supreme Court is set to determine whether Apple is allowed to use the iPhone trademark in Brazil. The Brazilian Supreme Court will rule on the issue following a constitutional appeal by IGB Electronica, an electronics company that registered the iPhone trademark in Brazil in 2000. Under the name Gradiente, IGB Electronica produced a line of IPHONE-branded Android smartphones in Brazil in 2012, and there was a period of time where the

13 Aug 2020 2:58 am
Apple Releases iOS and iPadOS 13.6.1 With Fix for Storage Issue and Green Tinted Displays

Apple today released iOS and iPadOS 13.6.1, minor updates that come a month after the release of the iOS 13.6 update with Car Keys and Audio Apple News + stories. The iOS and iPadOS 13.6.1 updates are available on all eligible devices over-the-air in the Settings app. To access the updates, go to Settings > General > Software Update. iOS 13.6.1 addresses an issue that could cause unneeded system data files to not be automatically deleted when storage is low, and it addresses a thermal management

13 Aug 2020 2:01 am
Apple Releases macOS Catalina 10.15.6 Supplemental Update With Virtualization Bug Fix

Apple today released a supplemental update for macOS Catalina 10.15.6, with the update coming a month after the original launch of macOS Catalina 10.15.6. The macOS Catalina 10.15.6 Supplemental Update can be downloaded from the Mac App Store using the Update feature in the System Preferences app. According to Apple's release notes, the update fixes a problem that could cause virtualization apps like VMware to crash . It also fixes an issue that could cause the 2020 iMac to appear washed out aft

13 Aug 2020 1:50 am
Deals: Verizon Offering 2020 iPhone SE at No Cost When Adding New Line on Unlimited Plan

Verizon this week is offering the 64GB iPhone SE (2020) for free when you sign up for a new line on a Verizon Unlimited plan. This offer is available only on Verizon's website and can't be acquired in stores. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Verizon. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. With this deal, Verizon will give you $399.99 in promo credit applied to your account over 24 months. If you'd like the 128G

13 Aug 2020 12:01 am
Animated 'Harriet the Spy' TV Show Coming to Apple TV+

Apple signed a series order for Harriet the Spy, an upcoming adaptation of the classic children's novel that chronicles the adventures of the tomato sandwich-loving 11-year-old Harriet M. Welsch. Set in 1960s New York when the original book was published, the new series will be voiced by a star-studded cast including Golden Globe and SAG Award nominee Beanie Feldstein, who will star as Harriet, a fiercely independent, adventurous, curious 11-year-old girl. More than anything, Harriet wants to be

12 Aug 2020 10:54 pm
England's Exposure Notification App Entering Trials as Engineers Work Out Bugs

England is developing a contact tracing app that uses Apple and Google's Exposure Notification API, and while there are still bugs to be worked out, it's set to be trialed in a few areas in the country starting tomorrow. According to the BBC , the app will be trialed on the Isle of Wight and in one other area with a volunteer group. The experiment is being launched quietly as there's no word on when a formal national rollout might happen. Even as the app enters a trial period, engineers are stru

12 Aug 2020 10:40 pm
Tweetbot for iOS Gains Expanded Trackpad Support

Tweetbot, a popular alternative to the Twitter app, was today updated to version 5.2 on iPhone and iPad , an update that adds trackpad support and a few other features. With trackpad support, Tweetbot is compatible with iPad cases like the Magic Keyboard or the Folio Touch from Logitech, or standalone mice and trackpad options. Many of the trackpad features worked before, but with the update, Tweetbot supports gestures in the Tweetbot timeline and introduces pointer support for many of the icons

12 Aug 2020 10:15 pm
Dropbox Launches Password Manager, File Vault, and More Across iPhone and Mac

Dropbox today announced that it has made three new features available to the public following beta testing, including a password manager , file vault , and automatic backup functionality on the Mac and PC , as noted by The Verge . An overview of the new features: Dropbox Passwords: Similar to 1Password, this password manager allows you to save your account usernames and passwords and sync them across your devices, with autofilled or suggested passwords when you sign into websites and mobile apps

12 Aug 2020 8:56 pm
iPhone Maker Foxconn Says China's 'Days as the World's Factory Are Done'

China will no longer be the world's manufacturing epicenter going forward, according to Apple's largest supply chain partner Foxconn, which has been gradually expanding its operations in other countries amid the U.S.-China trade war. No matter if it's India, Southeast Asia or the Americas, there will be a manufacturing ecosystem in each, said Foxconn chairman Young Liu, according to Bloomberg . Liu boldly proclaimed that while China will continue to be a key location for Foxconn's factories, the

12 Aug 2020 8:25 pm
Instagram Accused of Illegally Harvesting Biometric Data

Facebook, owner of Instagram, is facing a lawsuit over allegedly harvesting the biometric data of users, according to Bloomberg . Last month, Facebook offered to pay a $650 million settlement in a similar lawsuit in which it was accused of illegally collecting biometric data via Facebook's photo-tagging feature. The settlement has not yet been approved by the judge, but if it is, affected users could be paid up to $400 each. The new case was filed in California state court on Monday. Facebook wa

12 Aug 2020 7:50 pm
Waze Rolling Out Railroad Crossing Alerts to More Countries

Google-owned navigation app Waze today announced that it is expanding railroad crossing alerts to additional countries, including the United Kingdom, Italy, Israel, Brazil, Mexico, and others, according to The Verge . The safety feature quietly launched in the United States, Canada, and Belgium earlier this year. Enabled by default, the alerts pop up in the Waze app when a driver is approaching a railroad crossing on a street. The feature can be disabled in Waze's in-app settings under Map displ

12 Aug 2020 7:41 pm
iPhone Camera Lens Supplier Refutes Kuo Report on Quality Issues, Says Production Still Running Without Issues

Last week, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that Apple camera lens suppliers Genius Electronic Optical had discovered issues with cracking coatings on the wide-angle camera lens destined for the lower-end 5.4-inch and 6.1-inch iPhone 12 models. Kuo noted that the issue was unlikely to have an impact on the iPhone 12 shipping schedule. Genius Electronic Optical has since refuted the report, maintaining that its production is still running without issues and that demand from its clients remains normal, a

12 Aug 2020 7:13 pm
Microsoft Surface Duo Set to Arrive September 10 For $1,399

Microsoft will launch its Surface Duo dual-screen Android phone on September 10, with prices starting at $1,399. Pre-orders will begin today at AT &T, Best Buy , and the Microsoft online store . The Surface Duo features two 4:3 OLED displays that are connected side by side with a hinge. Each display is 5.6 inches in size, which results in a 3:2 8.1-inch overall tablet-style screen size. You can hold the device like a book, using one side for one app and the other side for another app, or you can

12 Aug 2020 6:40 pm
Trump Administration Considers Global TikTok App Store Ban

A new document outlining the potential scope of President Trump's TikTok ban suggests Apple could be forced to remove the short-form video sharing platform from its App Store in China. Trump last week signed an executive order that would officially ban any U.S. transactions with TikTok if its Chinese parent ByteDance does not reach a deal to divest it to a U.S. company in 45 days. According to a White House document sent out to supporters and seen by Reuters , the ban aims to cut off U.S. busine

12 Aug 2020 4:44 pm
Apple Supplier Foxconn Reports Better-Than-Expected Second Quarter Profit

Major Apple supplier Foxconn reported better-than-expected quarterly profit on Wednesday, overcoming slowing smartphone sales thanks to rising telecommuting demand amid the global health crisis (via Reuters ). The iPhone manufacturer posted net profit of $778.54 billion for the second quarter ended June, almost $5 billion more than a consensus estimate from analysts, and up around 34 percent from a year earlier. The results reflect a huge turnaround for the Taiwanese electronics manufacturer, fo

12 Aug 2020 4:03 pm
Facebook Kills Off Slimmed Down 'Facebook Lite' App Due to Low Adoption

Facebook Lite, the social network's slimmed down app for low speed connections and low-spec phones, is being deactivated, reports MacMagazine . Facebook Lite was designed to work on poor internet connections like 2G networks or in rural areas with a bad signal, mainly by not downloading high resolution images or autoplaying videos, and the app could be used on older phones at the expense of excluding some features. The streamlined app appeared alongside a Lite version of Messenger in 2018, first

12 Aug 2020 2:31 pm
Apple Launches Apple Music Beta Website With iOS 14 Design and 'Listen Now' Tab to Replace 'For You'

Apple recently relaunched its Apple Music beta website to add a Listen Now feature that replaces the For You tab from the standard Apple Music website . Listen Now is similar to For You, featuring Top Picks based on usage habits, recently played songs, and automatic playlists like Favorites Mix and Chill Mix, and it is updated with new suggestions regularly. The new beta page, initially noticed by 9to5Mac , mirrors the new Listen Now tab that was introduced in Apple Music in iOS 14 , iPadOS 14 ,

12 Aug 2020 4:27 am
iPad Pro Keyboard Comparison: Logitech's $160 Folio Touch vs. Apple's $300 Magic Keyboard

Logitech recently debuted the Folio Touch, a keyboard and trackpad case designed for the 11-inch iPad Pro that serves as an alternative to the Magic Keyboard. In our latest YouTube video, we compare the $160 Folio Touch to Apple's $300 Magic Keyboard to see which is better. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Logitech is selling the Folio Touch for $160 , while Apple's Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro is much more expensive at $300, so right off the bat, it has a huge advantag

12 Aug 2020 2:41 am
Apple Ordered to Pay PanOptis $506 Million for Violating LTE Patents

Apple needs to pay PanOptis $506 million for willfully infringing on a handful of patents related to 4G LTE technology, a Texas federal jury ruled today (via Law360 ). The jury said that Apple did not prove that PanOptis' patent claims were invalid, resulting in the order to pay $506 million in royalties. PanOptis first levied a lawsuit against Apple in February 2019 on behalf of five of its wireless companies, accusing Apple of violating seven patents related to LTE standards. According to PanO

12 Aug 2020 2:03 am
Apple TV+ Espionage Thriller 'Tehran' Premiering on September 25

Upcoming Apple TV + show Tehran, which is described as an espionage thriller, is set to premiere on Friday, September 25, Apple announced today . There are eight episodes of the first season of Tehran. The first three episodes of the series will be available on launch day, and after that, one episode will come out each Friday. Tehran will tell the story of a Mossad agent who goes deep undercover on a dangerous mission in Tehran that places everyone around her in dire jeopardy. The show stars Isr

12 Aug 2020 12:47 am
Qualcomm Wins Appeal in FTC Antitrust Lawsuit

Qualcomm today scored a major victory in its ongoing antitrust battle with the FTC, winning an appeal that will prevent the San Diego company from having to renegotiate its licensing agreements with smartphone makers. Back in May 2019, the Federal Trade Commission won an antitrust lawsuit against Qualcomm, with the court ruling that Qualcomm's o license, no chips model that allowed Qualcomm to refuse to provide chips to companies without a patent license, violated federal antitrust laws. The ru

12 Aug 2020 12:35 am
Suspects Can Be Forced to Provide Smartphone Passcodes, Rules New Jersey Supreme Court

Compelling a suspect to unlock a smartphone doesn't violate Fifth Amendment rights, New Jersey's Supreme Court ruled today (via NorthJersey.com ), adding a new argument to the ongoing debate on whether those arrested can be forced to unlock their devices with biometrics or passcodes. Courts around the United States have been split on the issue, with some determining that suspects cannot be forced to unlock an iPhone , while others have said it's not a rights violation. Most of these arguments ha

11 Aug 2020 11:53 pm