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Apple files a billion dollar royalty suit against Qualcomm

What started off as a rough week for Qualcomm just got worse. Apple is piling onto the lawsuit train just ahead of the weekend, following in the US Federal Trade Commission’s footsteps with a roughly billion dollar suit against the San Diego-based mobile chipmaker. Show More Summary

Samsung 'Galaxy S8' assistant Bixby said to use camera-based visual search to take on Siri

Samsung is rumored to offer visual search capabilities in the upcoming "Galaxy S8," allowing users to search for objects identified in a photograph, representing the South Korean company's latest attempt at a Siri-like virtual assistant.

Nintendo bringing Super Mario Run to Android three months after iOS-exclusive release

The extremely popular Super Mario Run will soon end its iOS App Store exclusivity with Nintendo advising it will be bringing the game to Android sometime in March, three months after it launched on the iPhone and iPad.

How Apple can bring the Touch Bar and Touch ID to desktop Macs

Ever since the release of the new MacBook Pro, which introduced two features never before seen on the Mac—namely the Touch ID sensor and the Touch Bar—it’s been an open question. When will those features go from being available onlyShow More Summary

iPhone wireless charging reports continue as rumored supplier sees share price surge

Rumors that this year’s iPhone will support long-range wireless charging continue, with a Chinese report suggesting that a Taiwanese supplier has signed a component contract with Apple. The Chinese-language Commercial Times report was...Show More Summary

Apple updates Logic Pro X with Touch Bar support, GarageBand for iOS with new options & interface

Apple on Wednesday released updates to two of its audio production apps -- Logic Pro X for the Mac, and GarageBand on iOS -- adding customizable Touch Bar support on the former, and features like a redesigned sound browser on the latter.

Apple's Logic Pro X for Mac and GarageBand for iOS Receive Major Updates

Apple today announced major updates for music creation software GarageBand and professional editing software Logic Pro X, introducing a number of new features for its music-related apps. GarageBand version 2.2 for iOS devices includes...Show More Summary

Stanford program offers 1,000 Apple Watches, funding for healthcare research proposals

Stanford University is offering to hand out up to 1,000 Apple Watches and up to $10,000 in funding to instructors and members of the faculty, as part of a new program to find innovative ways to use the Apple Watch in healthcare.

Stanford will hand out 1,000 Apple Watches for new health program

Stanford University has launched a new program, offering faculty members and instructors up to 1,000 Apple Watches and $10,000 in funding to investigate how Apple’s wearable device can be used in healthcare. “This seed grant programShow More Summary

This week on AI: Apple v. Qualcomm, OLED iPhone rumors, MacBook Pro updates and more

Perhaps the star rumor this week was that this year's OLED iPhone will actually have 5.8-inch wraparound screen, rather than the 5.1- to 5.2-inch size previously hinted. It was a busy news period overall though, including lawsuits with Qualcomm, major Logic and GarageBand updates, and teases of future MacBooks plus a second-generation Apple Pencil.

Crunch Report | Apple Suing Qualcomm for $1 Billion

Apple is suing Qualcomm for $1 billion, the hit app Meitu may be collecting too much data, Whitehouse.gov removes LGBT, climate change and more and Kristen Stewart appeared as a co-author on an AI paper. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

Apple gross margin likely impacted by alleged $1B Qualcomm 'extortion,' but lawsuits might lead to better chip deals

Ruminating on Apple's recently announced lawsuit against Qualcomm for allegedly withholding $1 billion in vendor rebates, RBC Capital Markets analyst Amit Daryanani believes the consequent hit to Apple gross margin could help the company in the long run.

Apple accuses Qualcomm of extortion, monopolistic practices, price-gouging and more in lawsuit

Apple earlier today filed a patent royalty lawsuit against Qualcomm, alleging the firm failed to pay owed rebates in retaliation for Apple's part in a Korean antitrust investigation. The claims goes further, however, accusing the chipmaker of partaking in unsavory business practices, from price-gouging to extortion.

The Week in iOS Apps: Never-ending notebooks

10 hours agoTechnology / Apple : Macworld

New iOS apps of the week This week’s roundup features updates to three big note-taking apps. Read on! Evernote Image by Evernote To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

How-to: Share photos, videos & songs with Apple Music Connect & manage your artist profile

10 hours agoTechnology / Apple : 9 to 5 Mac

Apple Music Connect, which allows artists to share photos, videos and songs with their fans on Apple Music, has changed a bit since the introduction of iOS 10 back in September. The content artists upload now appears in different locations within the newly updated Apple Music app on iOS 10 for listeners. Show More Summary

Vine creates searchable video archive after social network shut down

After shutting down social networking features last week, Vine on Friday made good on a promise to activate what it calls the Vine Archive, an online browsable repository of all user content created during the service's four-year ru...

Apple sues Qualcomm over patent licensing and $1B in payments

11 hours agoTechnology / Apple : Macworld

A nasty spat between Apple and Qualcomm broke into public view on Friday when the smartphone maker accused the chip supplier of charging “exorbitant” licensing fees for its cellular technology. Apple is asking a Southern California court to order Qualcomm to pay it nearly $1 billion that it says Qualcomm is holding back. Show More Summary

Questionable Rumor Suggests Group FaceTime is Coming in iOS 11

Group FaceTime calls will be a new feature introduced in iOS 11, according to an unverified rumor shared by Israeli site The Verifier. Citing "several people familiar with iOS development," the site says group FaceTime calls are being...Show More Summary

Will Trump be good for Apple? [Friday Night Fights]

12 hours agoTechnology / Apple : Cult Of Mac

In case you hadn’t noticed, the United States has a new leader — and President Donald Trump has a bone to pick with Apple. Several, actually. Will Trump’s “America first” stance and pro-business policies help Apple or give Tim Cook a...Show More Summary

Rumor: FaceTime group video calls to debut in iOS 11

Potentially fulfilling a long-standing iPhone and iPad feature request, FaceTime might finally support group video calls with iOS 11, a report claimed on Friday.

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