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September 30, 2018
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Logic Pros Review: Cypher2 has stellar sound design tools & 500+ MPE presets

FXpansion recently released the new Cypher2 software instrument for all major DAWs. It comes packed with hundreds of new 5D touch sounds and sound design capabilities, so we couldn’t wait to give it a run for Logic Pros. The fully-featured … Continue reading

September 30, 2018
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Apple’s iOS 12 update is causing sporadic issues with iPhone charging

Multiple reports are suggesting that iOS 12 may have a bug, causing periodic and random issues with devices not charging when plugged in to a power source, or placed on a wireless charging pad without user interaction. AppleInsider – Frontpage … Continue reading

September 30, 2018
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New iPhone XS owners should get these essential apps from the App Store

Everybody’s different but there are some tools that help us all. Apple makes plenty of them and is getting better at including most on the phone but there are more. AppleInsider picks the apps that should be on your new … Continue reading

September 29, 2018
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PSA: Belkin’s Valet & last-gen PowerHouse charging docks aren’t compatible w/ iPhone XS

In addition to the charging USB issues some iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max users are facing, users of the Belkin PowerHouse and Valet docks have found them not compatible with Apple’s newest smartphones. Belkin has acknowledged the issue, but … Continue reading

September 29, 2018
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Apple reportedly signs lease for offices near upcoming Mount Vernon Square flagship store

A new report outlines Apple’s apparent plan to establish an office presence near its upcoming store in Washington, D.C.’s former Carnegie Library. According to the publication Bisnow, Apple has signed an agreement to lease a full floor of the Anthem … Continue reading

September 28, 2018
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Apple hit with patent infringement suit over iMessage & FaceTime encryption tech

Apple has been hit with another lawsuit today that alleges features such as iMessage and FaceTime infringe on the patents of Finnish company MPH Technologies. As detailed in the suit, MPH apparently tried to license the patents to Apple in … Continue reading

September 28, 2018
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Comments Off on Patent lawsuit takes aim at Apple’s encrypted iMessage and FaceTime services, VPN technology

Patent lawsuit takes aim at Apple’s encrypted iMessage and FaceTime services, VPN technology

A lawsuit filed in federal court on Thursday alleges certain aspects of Apple products, including iMessage and FaceTime, infringe on multiple patents owned by Finnish holdings firm MPH Technologies, which attempted to license its IP to Apple in 2016. AppleInsider … Continue reading

September 27, 2018
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Supreme Court ruling on Apple App Store fee case not expected until mid-2019

Benjamin Schachter of Macquarie Research expects that the Supreme Court’s verdict on a long-running suit over developer’s fees in the App Store will be heard soon, but the ruling won’t come down until early 2019, and any possible financial impact … Continue reading

September 27, 2018
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Teen who hacked Apple’s servers receives probation as ‘1TB of sensitive info’ is recovered

Last month, an Australian high school student was found to have been repeatedly hacking into Apple servers, downloading what was initially believed to have been 90GB of “secure files.” Now, that teenager has been handed his punishment. more… The post … Continue reading

September 26, 2018
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Comments Off on Apple fully endorses federal privacy legislation, Bud Tribble tells US Senate hearing

Apple fully endorses federal privacy legislation, Bud Tribble tells US Senate hearing

We heard earlier this month that Apple VP Guy ‘Bud’ Tribble would be testifying at a Senate hearing into the possibility of federal privacy legislation – and, as expected, he has told the Senate that Apple is fully in favor … Continue reading

September 26, 2018
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Comments Off on Publications reportedly embracing Apple News for ad revenue potential, not immediate returns

Publications reportedly embracing Apple News for ad revenue potential, not immediate returns

News outlets have seen extensive growth in readership within Apple News as of late, with many prioritizing its audience over other forms of distribution. The only issue? Few — if any — have been able to actually monetize it, according … Continue reading

September 26, 2018
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Apple Watch Series 4 has smaller batteries than Series 3, official specs show

An official spec sheet shows that despite what was claimed in a third-party teardown this week, the Series 4 has slightly reduced battery capacity versus the Series 3, even if it doesn’t appear to affect running time. AppleInsider – Frontpage … Continue reading

September 25, 2018
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Rachio 3 smart sprinkler system adds HomeKit and Siri integration with free software update

Elgato’s smart hose attachment led the way (reviewed) with sprinkler integration in HomeKit earlier this year. Today, Rachio is announcing the first smart sprinkler controller ($ 229) with HomeKit integration. After a simple set up process, users can control their sprinkler … Continue reading

September 25, 2018
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Last year’s iPhone X beats iPhone XS, XS Max in battery life test

Though Apple claims its latest iPhone XS and XS Max tout modest improvements in operational battery life compared to last year’s iPhone X, a test performed on production hardware suggests the new devices are not quite their predecessor’s equal. AppleInsider … Continue reading