Exactly one month ago, we covered a wild lawsuit in Germany brought by a patent troll for the hefty sum of just over $2 billion. A few days ago, Germany swatted the trolls out of court. Meanwhile, after Samsung was found guilty of releasing confidential Apple documents, its is back in court with some new twists.
A new report from The Information claims that Apple's trying to expand Siri's interaction with third-party apps, and it's possible the focus of that attention concerns the highly anticipated "iWatch." As TechCrunch notes, Siri might be the best way to get around the limitations of interacting with wearable tech. As a bonus, it'll bring us closer to the Dick Tracy style watches of comics past.
Apple may have wowed competitors with the announcement of its A7 chip for the iPhone 5s (even in spite of some vocal dissenters), but now it's already moving past that and starting production of its new A8 chip. And guess what? Samsung isn't making it.
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As of right now, the 13-inch MacBook Pro is the only model available without the spiffy new Retina displays found on many Apple devices. But according to a new report from DigiTimes, it's the last non-Retina model we'll see for Apple's high-end laptop. Apple plans to phase out the unit in favor of its thinner Retina models.
After raising the ire of BlackBerry fans with an offer to switch to iPhone, T-Mobile US debuted an offer just for those users -- but it turns out the majority of them wound up ditching their BlackBerry anyway.
Looking for something to do while you're waiting for your Apple devices to receive the rumored iOS 7.1 update "any day now"? We've got a pretty juicy Tuesday recap to snack on while you wait, including Apple buddying up with BlackBerry for CarPlay (sort of), RadioShack store closures and oh so much more. Rather than tell you about it, let's just dive right in, shall we...?
Apple's Lightning cable is pretty neat, aside from that whole rendering-all-our-previous-iOS-peripherals-useless thing. But that's not to say that there haven't been problems. Since its introduction with the iPhone 5, the cable has suffered from frequent reports of breaking and fraying, and now ZDNet's John O'Grady has noticed that it's prone to corrosion as well.