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A quarter of all smartphones sold in China are iPhones

Today, 11:51 AM

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One out of every four smartphones sold in urban China was an iPhone during the three months ending January 2015, according to sales data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech. The impressive stats only serve to underline what we’ve been pointing out for upwardsmf.gif


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Apple could compensate car battery maker for stealing its...

Today, 11:34 AM

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Apple has asked a Massachusetts federal judge for more time in its lawsuit with A123 Systems, suggesting that the Cupertino company wants to settle with the electric car battery maker. Apple was first slapped with the lawsuit last month, after it reportedly beganmf.gif


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Apple Watch wins one of world’s most prestigious design a...

Today, 10:15 AM

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The Apple Watch isn’t even out yet, and already it’s picking up major design awards. The award in question here is the prestigious 2015 iF Design Gold Award, a prize sometimes referred to as a “Design Oscar.” The awards weremf.gif


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Google said to be planning iOS support for Android Wear,...

Today, 06:22 AM

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Last month a developer managed to hack together a solution that enabled iPhone users to see their notifications on Google’s Android-powered wearable operating system, but at the moment there is no official way to use the two competing platforms together. That could change at Google’s annual I/O conference later this year, if new rumors are to be believed.

According to French tech blog 01Net, Google is developing an update to Android Wear that would enable it work with Apple’s iOS devices…

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With Apple launching its own smartwatch in April, Google’s developer conference at the end of May could serve as the start of a much more heated war of wearables. Mountain View would be bringing the fight directly to Cupertino, especially given the fact that the latter plans to market the Apple Watch by highlighting its connection to the iPhone as a main selling point. Providing a potentially cheaper alternative that comes in even more styles than Apple’s offering could provide Google with a big leg-up over its rival.

Even if Google does truly launch such a bold new offensive by bringing iOS support to the ever-growing lineup of Android Wear devices, to say that it’s highly unlikely Apple will follow suit and introduce Android support to the Apple Watch would be a massive understatement.

Apple will be pitching its watch and phone as a package deal where both devices are required to get the full experience. To suddenly change course and start selling the watch as the perfect companion for any smartphone would undermine the effectiveness of the whole campaign. Don’t expect to see it happen. Ever.

Still, for those willing to forgo the unique features the Apple Watch offers—heartbeat messaging, animated emojis, and a wide variety of software bundled with iPhone apps—Android Wear could provide a decent alternative for getting notifications and managing basic phone features like calls and email.

Since it’s unlikely that opening up Android Wear to other smartphone platforms would put a big dent in Android handset sales, Google isn’t missing out on much with this change, but is potentially gaining an entire new segment of the market: iOS users who wouldn’t buy an Android phone, but aren’t sold on the price or look of the Apple Watch.

If the rumors turn out to be false and Google isn’t planning to welcome iPhone users to the world of Android Wear, perhaps it’s time to start considering it.


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Apple Watch Wins Renowned iF Design Award Before Release...

Today, 01:24 AM

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While Apple Watch could be more than a month away from a public release, it has won a 2015 iF Gold Award from the International Forum (iF) Design in its annual industrial design competition. The jury called the Apple Watch design "an icon".

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The idea of combining classic materials such as leather and metal with state-of-the-art technology to create a very individual fashion accessory has resulted in a delightful product offering a holistic user experience. The Apple Watch scores highly for each design detail and is an altogether extraordinary piece of design. For us, it is already an icon.

Apple Watch was one of only two telecommunication products out of 64 recipients to earn the "Gold" designation. Out of the 1,624 products recognized, only 75 of them received a Gold Award.

The iF has been hosting its renowned design awards since 1953, and its jury evaluates products on a set of criteria that includes workmanship, choice of materials, environmental friendliness, design quality, safety, brand value, ergonomics, workmanship, degree of innovation and functionality.

Apple has won a number of iF Design Awards, for major products like iPhone 6, iPad Air and iMac to accessories like EarPods and Apple Keyboard. In total, Apple has won 118 iF Design Awards, but only 44 have earned a "Gold" designation, with Apple Watch being the most recent.

The design of Apple Watch is one aspect of the device that Apple has been marketing thus far, with design chief Jony Ive talking about the challenge of designing the smart watch and it appearing on fashion magazines in both interior multi-page spreads and cover features.

Apple will provide more information about the Apple Watch at its March 9 media event.mf.gif


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Apple considering settlement in A123 Systems employee poa...

Today, 01:01 AM

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Electric car battery manufacturer A123 Systems is currently locked in a lawsuit with Apple over whether the latter  poached employees from the former while building out its Project Titan team. Today Reuters reports that Apple is considering a settlement in the case.

Apple has asked for an extension on the time required to respond to the suit, telling the court that it is currently “exploring a potential resolution.” Of course, it’s hardly unexpected that the company should try to settle out of a potentially costly legal battle.

Apple reportedly wants to launc its electric car by the year 2020, and has been seen driving minivans equipped with cameras and computer equipment around in a few major cities, though that may or may not be related to the project. The electric car project has reportedly been in the works for about a year, with Apple offering big bonuses to Tesla employees who will jump ship and join the project that some say has Apple planning to “give Tesla a run for its money”.


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‘The dress’ has its own iPhone case now

Today, 12:32 AM

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There’s no way you haven’t heard of the dress. The viral sensation that swept the world last week will probably go done as the most popular story of 2015, and it’s only March. So naturally it makes sense for you<span class="ellipsis">…</span><div class="read-more"><a href="http://www.cultofmac...one-case/">Readmore ›</a></div><img width='1' height='1' src='http://cultofmac.com.feedsportal.com/c/33797/f/606249/s/44018693/sc/14/mf.gif' border='0'/><br clear='all'/><br/><br/><a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166798308/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/44018693/sc/14/rc/1/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166798308/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/44018693/sc/14/rc/1/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166798308/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/44018693/sc/14/rc/2/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166798308/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/44018693/sc/14/rc/2/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166798308/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/44018693/sc/14/rc/3/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166798308/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/44018693/sc/14/rc/3/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><br/><a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166798308/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/44018693/sc/14/a2.htm"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166798308/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/44018693/sc/14/a2.img" border="0"/></a><img width="1" height="1" src="http://pi.feedsportal.com/r/222166798308/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/44018693/sc/14/a2t.img" border="0"/>

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Rumor Suggests 12-Inch Retina MacBook Air Could Launch Du...

Yesterday, 11:36 PM

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Apple could be planning to introduce the much-rumored 12-inch Retina MacBook Air during its March 9 Apple Watch event, according to one site that claims to have sources within Apple. The Michael Report believes Apple will use the event to debut the ultrathin MacBook, which is rumored to have a Retina display and a redesigned chassis.

Many are expecting Apple talk more about the Apple Watch. However, sources familiar with the matter within Apple have exclusively told The Michael Report that Apple plans to unveil the long-awaited Retina MacBook Air at the same event. The Michael Report has independently verified this information to be highly credible.

While there have been no concrete rumors from major sites linking the Retina MacBook Air to Apple's March 9 event, previous rumors have indicated that Apple is planning for a spring release. Apple supplier Quanta is said to have begun mass production of the notebook in January, and KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted a March launch for the MacBook.

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When taking these rumors into account, along with the fact that the MacBook Air is due for an update, the introduction of the Retina MacBook Air at Apple's March 9 event does seem like a possibility. It's also possible Apple will introduce new models of the existing 11 and 13-inch MacBook Air at the event -- the last update was in April and there was a rumor suggesting an update in February was imminent. Core M Broadwell chips believed to be appropriate for the 12-inch Retina MacBook have been available since November, and chips appropriate for the standard MacBook Air began shipping in January.

Along with a Retina display, the 12-inch MacBook Air is rumored to come without a fan assembly for silent operation, made possible by the aforementioned Core M chips, and it may also include a revamped trackpad that does not incorporate a mechanical button. It is said to feature smaller bezels in a Retina MacBook Pro-style black, a keyboard that stretches right to the edges of the machine, and speakers that are located above the keyboard.

The Michael Report has a mixed track record when it comes to rumors. The site accurately predicted some design elements of the iPad Air 2, but its predictions may have been based on dummy models that were circulating around the Internet at the time. The site also shared details on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus ahead of their launch, inaccurately calling the iPhone 6 Plus the "iPhone 6L" and suggesting the iPhones would come with quad-core processors and sapphire displays.

More details about what Apple plans to unveil at its Monday, March 9 event may come out through the week. Thus far, many sites have agreed that the focal point of the event will be the Apple Watch, with Apple unveiling new details about the device like its price and its official launch date.mf.gif


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Apple is working on fix for newly discovered ‘FREAK’ secu...

Yesterday, 11:04 PM

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A newly discovered security bug has secretly left Safari users on both iOS and OS X vulnerable to attacks on hundreds of thousands of websites for years. The ‘FREAK’ security flaw was exposed today by a group of nine researchers<span class="ellipsis">…</span><div class="read-more"><a href="http://www.cultofmac...rity-bug/">Readmore ›</a></div><img width='1' height='1' src='http://cultofmac.com.feedsportal.com/c/33797/f/606249/s/44013ec1/sc/21/mf.gif' border='0'/><br clear='all'/><br/><br/><a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166777529/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/44013ec1/sc/21/rc/1/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166777529/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/44013ec1/sc/21/rc/1/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166777529/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/44013ec1/sc/21/rc/2/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166777529/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/44013ec1/sc/21/rc/2/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166777529/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/44013ec1/sc/21/rc/3/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166777529/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/44013ec1/sc/21/rc/3/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><br/><a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166777529/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/44013ec1/sc/21/a2.htm"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/222166777529/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/44013ec1/sc/21/a2.img" border="0"/></a><img width="1" height="1" src="http://pi.feedsportal.com/r/222166777529/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/44013ec1/sc/21/a2t.img" border="0"/>

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Apple Watch wins noted iF Design Gold award before it eve...

Yesterday, 10:55 PM

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The Apple Watch hasn’t shipped yet, but it’s already showing up on fashion magazine covers, and now it’s even winning design awards. The wearable device picked up the iF Design Gold award from the iF International Forum Design. The organization declared that the Cupertino-designed smartwatch is “already an icon.”

The idea of combining classic materials such as leather and metal with state-of-the-art technology to create a very individual fashion accessory has resulted in a delightful product offering a holistic user experience. The Apple Watch scores highly for each design detail and is an altogether extraordinary piece of design. For us, it is already an icon.

It’s not a big surprise that the Apple Watch won this specific award, however. Nearly every Apple product (we couldn’t find the iPhone 4 Bumper on the list) has won one, including most of the iPhone and iPad case the company has produced.

The Apple Watch ships in April in multiple (currently undisclosed) countries. Earlier today the company’s retail plans for pitching the watch to shoppers was revealed exclusively by 9to5Mac.


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