German Court Throws Out Qualcomm’s Latest Patent Case Against Apple – Daring Fireball
A patent lawsuit filed by Qualcomm Inc against Apple Inc was
thrown out by a German court on Tuesday, in a reversal for the
U.S. chipmaker after it won a recent court ban on the sale of some
iPhones in the country.
The regional court in the city of Mannheim dismissed the Qualcomm
suit as groundless in an initial verbal decision, saying the
patent in question was not violated by the installation of its
chips in Apple’s smartphones.
“We are happy with the decision and thank the court for their time
and diligence,” Apple said in a statement. “We regret Qualcomm’s
use of the court to divert attention from their illegal behavior
that is the subject of multiple lawsuits and proceedings around
These court cases are so tedious to follow, but the effects are real. Until this ruling Apple was forced to removed the iPhone 7 and 8 from sale in Germany — very popular products in a very big market...
15 janvier 2019 à 17h54
Tim Cook ‘calls bologna’ on claims of failing iPhone XR, wearables business exceeds ‘peak iPod’ – 5to9mac
As announced earlier today, Tim Cook this evening was interviewed on CNBC’s Mad Money show with Jim Cramer. In addition to touting Apple’s ecosystem, Cook also refuted reports of a failing iPhone XR, addressed slowing iPhone upgrade rates, and more.
The post Tim Cook ‘calls bologna’ on claims of failing iPhone XR, wearables business exceeds ‘peak iPod’ appeared first on 9to5Mac...
09 janvier 2019 à 17h17
Smart TVs most used in The Netherlands and UK – BroadBandTv
According to figures from Eurostat, smart TVs are most used by viewers in The Netherlands and UK. In 2016 11% of Europeans watched internet streamed TV or other video content on a smart TV; 4% of individuals used a smart TV to browse the internet through a browser app, and 3% used it for ...
22 novembre 2018 à 18h09
The future of headphones: touchscreen displays and integrated streaming – TechRadar
French audio startup Funky Sound envisions listening to music without pesky inputs like our smartphone...
19 novembre 2018 à 18h01
Amazon strikes deal with Apple to sell new iPhones and iPads – The Verge
Amazon has made a deal with Apple that will see the Cupertino tech company sell its products — including iPhones, iPads, and Apple Watches — directly on Amazon, according to a report from CNET.
Amazon has sold Apple products before, but those have been from third-party sellers, which means that the prices are often variable (and wildly different from the “official” Apple prices) and that sourcing isn’t as reputable.
Rolling out on Amazon sites in the US, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Japan, and India over the next few weeks
Apple products will start rolling out on Amazon sites in the US, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Japan, and India over the next few weeks, including both Apple’s devices and those sold under the Apple-owned...
12 novembre 2018 à 18h03
Jony Ive (sort of) opens up about why Apple is so secretive – Quartz
Apple is a notoriously secretive company. Leaks of new iPhone designs are coveted like signs from a higher power. Not much is known about the…
16 octobre 2018 à 10h54
Devialet severs ties with Apple after ‘disappointing sales’ – Telegraph Techno
High-end audio company Devialet has pulled its products from Apple Stores after becoming “disappointed” by the retail partnership.
Devialet chief executive Franck Lebouchard said that the company would begin selling its speakers in Microsoft’s stores in the US, meaning it has ditched Apple’s stores for one of the business’ biggest ...
15 octobre 2018 à 17h58
Tim Cook talks iPhone XS, Apple Watch, China tariffs on ‘Good Morning America’ – Apple Insider
In an interview with Robin Roberts from New York, Apple CEO touted the new iPhones and also spoke about some policy questions...
18 septembre 2018 à 17h01
Snap launches new styles of Spectacles that look more like traditional sunglasses – The Verge
If the main hangup that’s kept you from purchasing Snap’s Spectacles has been their design, two new models that the company is introducing today might eliminate those hesitations. Snap has just announced the new Veronica and Nico styles of Spectacles 2. They contain all the same features and recording quality improvements as the model first introduced in April, but this time inside a more traditional look. It maybe won’t be quite so obvious that you’re wearing Spectacles anymore.
The new models of Spectacles are also different in a couple of other ways: they've got polarized lenses, and they come with a nondescript, black “semi-soft” case instead of the bright yellow hard case you get with the original...
05 septembre 2018 à 19h23
Disney sort son premier film en VR le mois prochain – ZDNet – Business et Solutions IT
Walt Disney va diffuser son premier dessin animé conçu pour être regardé en réalité virtuelle le mois prochain. Il s'agit d'un court métrage nommé Cycles. "Nous espérons que de plus en plus de gens vont découvrir la charge émotionnelle des films en réalité virtuelle" dit le responsable du projet...
20 juillet 2018 à 17h59
The story of the original iPhone, that nobody thought was possible – Apple Insider
When the iPhone shipped to customers on June 29, 2007, The first generation of the device that would change the world was missing a lot of what is has today, but it set up the road map for Apple that continues to this day...
29 juin 2018 à 17h30
Apple Confirms WWDC Keynote for June 4 – Mac Storie
In mid-March Apple announced that WWDC 2018 would take place the first week in June, and today the company confirmed that, following past tradition, the keynote for that conference will take place on June 4 at 10:00am Pacific. Apple announces June 4 WWDC keynote...
22 mai 2018 à 19h16
Warner Bros’ $1 billion theme park in Abu Dhabi to open in July – Reuters – Entertainment
ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Abu Dhabi hopes the opening of a $1 billion Warner Bros theme park in July will help it in its bid to nearly double the number of tourists visiting the emirate over the next few years...
18 avril 2018 à 17h59
Android P’s flagrant iPhone X imitation shows how little Google is innovating – PCWorld
Android P is still in super-duper developer-only beta mode, but you only need to look at an iPhone X to see what your Pixel phone will look like once the new models land later this summer.Okay, I kid, but there’s no denying that Google has taken at least some inspiration from Apple’s thousand-dollar flagship phone. First there’s the support for “cutout” displays, better known as The Notch. One of Android P’s premier features will be proper support for cameras that jut into the screen, so apps, videos, and status bars can display properly...
17 avril 2018 à 19h10
Full audio: Our extended, uncut interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook – Recode – All
The full interview from the Recode MSNBC “Revolution” special. If you missed Recode and MSNBC’s interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook — our latest “Revolution” TV special aired yesterday, April 6 — or want to hear more, enjoy this extended audio interview, conducted by Recode’s Kara Swisher and MSNBC’s Chris Hayes.
The uncut interview — in this special episode of Swisher’s Recode Decode podcast — includes new material that didn’t air on TV, such as more on Apple’s education efforts, manufacturing, immigration and Cook’s advice to his younger self...
09 avril 2018 à 12h23
Stephen Hawking dies at 76—and the world pays tribute – Fast Company
Stephen Hawking, the famous theoretical physicist who explored the nature of the cosmos and the origin of the universe, has died peacefully at his home in Cambridge, England. In a statement released on Wednesday morning, his family said of the author of “A Brief History of Time,” which sold tens of millions of copies, “He …
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Stephen Hawking, the famous theoretical physicist who explored the nature of the cosmos and the origin of the universe, has died peacefully at his home in Cambridge, England. In a statement released on Wednesday morning, his family said of the author of “A Brief History of Time,” which sold tens of millions of copies, “He was a great scientist and an extraordinary man whose work and legacy will live on for many year...
14 mars 2018 à 18h49
Les ondes cellulaires ne seraient finalement pas nocives pour les humains – Siècle Digital
Selon une nouvelle étude menée sur l’impact des ondes cellulaires, nous ne serions pas en danger en étant exposés aux rayonnements des téléphones portables. Des chercheurs ont établi ce nouveau constat suite à une série d’expériences menées sur des rats de laboratoire. C’est une question qui nous inquiète depuis déjà un certain temps...
07 février 2018 à 15h54
Supplier says Apple’s iPhone X production cut isn’t as big as recently reported – BGR
A report on Monday sent Apple’s stock down by 1.6% after revealing that Apple has purportedly cut iPhone X orders by 20 million for the current quarter, or half of the initial estimates. Apple, the same report said, would make 30 million non-iPhone X handsets during the period, including the iPhone 8, a number that hasn’t changed.
A day later, one of Apple’s iPhone X suppliers went on record to say the order cuts aren’t “that great.”
“Our understanding is that it is not that great,” Murata vice chairman Yoshitaka Fujita said when asked about the report Nikkei ran on Monday.
It’s surprising to see a supplier go on record about its dealings with Apple. But that’s all Fujita had to say on the matter, according to Reuters. The exec did not reveal any other details about Murata’s dealings with Apple for the iPhone X
Murata is one of the two makers of flexible printed circuit boards (FPCB) for the iPhone X, a...
30 janvier 2018 à 18h46
App Store d’Apple : 86,5 milliards de dollars pour les développeurs en moins de 10 ans – ZDNet – Business et Solutions IT
Et le montant annuel versé par Apple aux développeurs qui positionnent leurs applications sur le magasin d'application de la marque à la pomme sont en croissance de 33 % par rapport à 2016...
16 janvier 2018 à 16h47
iPhone bridés : une plainte qui aurait du mal à aboutir – ZDnet
Le parquet de Paris a ouvert une enquête préliminaire après le dépôt d'une plainte par l'association HOP. Mais pour un avocat, ça sera compliqué...
09 janvier 2018 à 18h32
Samsung The Wall : 146 pouces pour une TV grâce aux Micro-LEDs, belle démonstration au CES 2018 – Frandroid
Après la TV 88 pouces 8K de LG, la démesure continue : Samsung vient d’annoncer une TV gigantesque. Concevoir un très grand écran, ce n’est pas la même chose que concevoir un écran de smartphone. Évidemment, c’est toujours une histoire de contraintes. Samsung a fait la démonstration de ses avancées sur la technologie Micro-LED. ..
08 janvier 2018 à 18h36
Snap va vendre ses lunettes-caméras Spectacles à Londres – DataNews
Snap ouvre une boutique de lunettes à Londres. La question est de savoir si Snap va ainsi pouvoir éponger ses dettes...
10 novembre 2017 à 16h21
Apple likely to expand supply chain for Apple Watch – Digitimes
Apple has seen an over 50% sequential increase in Apple Watch Series 3 sales in the fiscal quarter ended September 30, and some market watchers expect that Apple is likely to add more partners into its upstream supply chain to increase its profitability, while reducing production risk...
06 novembre 2017 à 18h08
Chine: Apple voit ses ventes d’iPhones bondir de 40% au 3e trimestre (estimation Canalys) – Romandie
Shanghai - Le géant américain de l'électronique Apple a enrayé la longue glissade de ses ventes d'iPhones en Chine, avec un bond de 40% de ses livraisons de smartphones sur ce marché crucial au 3e trimestre, selon les estimations du cabinet...
30 octobre 2017 à 17h57
Cops can force you to unlock a phone with Touch ID during a search, judge rules – BGR
A district court in Illinois has ruled that law enforcement may force people to use their fingerprints to unlock Apple devices during the search of a house. The ruling overturns a decision from a lower court, and marks a significant increase in the steps cops can take to force people to unlock devices.
The ruling only applies in one particular case, with a very specific set of circumstances. Police officers had already obtained a warrant to search a house, looking for child pornography. They expected to find at least one iPad and one iPhone on the premises, and wanted to be able to force any occupants found on the premises to unlock the devices using Touch ID during the search.
The rationale was that the cops already had a search warrant for the house and for the devices, and that they had a reasonable suspicion that any devices found would belong to the people in the house at the time of the search. They also stressed the fact that due to mobile device encryption, using Touch ID ...
17 octobre 2017 à 17h56
Tim Cook loves AR but says the technology to support Smart Glasses isn’t ready – BGR
Amid reports that Apple has been busy developing a pair of advanced smart glasses, Tim Cook went on record during a recent interview with The Independent and essentially put to bed any hopes that such a product might see the light of day anytime soon. Though Cook didn't deny Apple's interest in such a product, he flat-out said that the technology needed to make such a product feasible simply isn't mature enough right now.
"But today I can tell you the technology itself doesn't exist to do [smart glasses] in a quality way," Cook said. "The display technology required, as well as putting enough stuff around your face – there’s huge challenges with that. The field of view, the quality of the display itself, it’s not there yet."
Cook also emphasized that Apple's top priority is to be the best, not the first. That being the case, Cook said that any type of smart glasses product Apple would release today wouldn't be anything that Apple or consumers "would be sati...
11 octobre 2017 à 18h37
Microsoft finally admits Windows Phone is dead – The Verge
In a series of tweets, Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore has revealed that the software giant is no longer developing new features or hardware for Windows 10 Mobile. While Windows Phone fans had hoped Microsoft would update the platform with new features, it’s now clear the operating system has been placed into servicing mode, with just bug fixes and security updates for existing users.
“Of course we'll continue to support the platform.. bug fixes, security updates,” says Belfiore. “But building new features/hw aren't the focus.” During the recent Windows 10 Fall Creators Update development phase, it has been obvious Microsoft is no longer working on the mobile experience. The software maker branched its development process into “feature2,”...
09 octobre 2017 à 12h35
Tim Cook heureux du lancement des iPhone 8 et de l’Apple Watch Series 3 – MacGeneration
Tim Cook a fait son petit tour en Apple Store aujourd’hui afin de participer au lancement des nouveaux produits d’Apple. Plus précisément, il était présent dans la boutique de Palo Alto, où il a répondu à quelques questions de CNBC. Il confirme d’une part que les modèles Cellular des Apple Watch Series 3 étaient en rupture de stock dans de nombreux endroits à travers le monde.
Apple CEO Tim Cook: We’re working hard to meet demand for Apple Watch and iPhone 8 from CNBC.
« Nous sommes aussi en rupture sur les iPhone 8 et 8 Plus dans quelques magasins, mais nous avons un bon approvisionnement ». Il ne devrait pas être trop compliqué de trouver et d’acheter un iPhone 8 ce week-end dans un Apple Store. En ce qui concerne la gamme d’iPhone, qui s’est élargie à la faveur de la présentation de l’iPhone X...
22 septembre 2017 à 19h40
THE ANDROID MESSAGING EVOLUTION: How Google is responding to messaging app dominance (GOOG, GOOGL) – Silicon Alley
This is a preview of a research report from BI Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service. To learn more about BI Intelligence, click here.
The communications market is in the midst of an all-out war. The deluge of messaging apps, such as Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, WeChat, and Viber, have over-run the segment traditionally owned by SMS and a massive revenue generator for wireless carriers.
And consumers are beginning to view these chat apps not as messaging platforms but as portals to the internet. This is threatening the control Google and Apple have over the mobile ecosystem via Android and iOS. And while Apple addressed this concern with the introduction of iMessage in 2011, Google has largely left Android’s messaging capabilities up to phone makers and carriers to deal with.
For their part, device manufacturers are looking for the newest technology to make their products more appealing than the next vendor’s, as the smartphone market be...
19 septembre 2017 à 14h53
Fender met ses guitares dans Apple Music et sur l’App Store – IGeneration
Les ventes de guitares électriques ont baissé d’un tiers en dix ans, et les principaux fabricants sont fortement endettés. Que faire, alors, lorsque l’on s’appelle Fender ? Eh bien, on va chercher les jeunes clients potentiels là où ils sont, sur les services de streaming musical et dans l’App Store.
Fender, qui a largement participé à la popularisation de la guitare électrique, propose ainsi cinq playlists sur Apple Music. Alors que certains expliquent la baisse des ventes par l’absence d’une nouvelle génération de guitar heroes, le fabricant américain met en avant de jeunes joueurs, équipés bien sûr de guitares Fender (et parfois équipés par Fender).
Ces playlists susciteront-elles des vocations ? Fender l’espère, et lance Fender Play, un service de leçons sur le web et sur iOS (pour le moment rés...
10 juillet 2017 à 19h19