Beijing court overturns ruling against Apple’s iPhone 6

Beijing court overturns ruling against Apple’s iPhone 6

A Beijing court has overturned a 2016 ruling that Apple's iPhone 6 violated a Chinese manufacturer's patent, according to the South China Morning Post (as noted by MacRumors). The court ruled that the features of the iPhone 6 "completely change[d] the effect of the entire product" and made both phones "easily distinguishable in the eyes of consumers."

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Apple patent filing is for iOS, watchOS devices that are self-healing to be more waterproof

Apple patent filing is for iOS, watchOS devices that are self-healing to be more waterproof

iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch, heal thyself. Apple has filed for a patent (number 20170086321) for “self-energizing sealing mechanisms.” It involves electronic devices with a sealing mechanism to prevent ingress of water into the interior cavity. 

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AWT News Update: March 24, 2017

AWT News Update: March 24, 2017

We're going into the weekend with a bit of news; some of it is upbeat, while some should be taken seriously:

  • Apple has added over 30 more financial institutions to its list of Apple Pay providers
  • A second update of iTunes 12.6 was released this week after a non-functional control was spied by a number of users. That control could be pointing to a future profiles functionality for Apple Music
  • ZDNet confirms that at least some of the iCloud credentials being held for ransom by the so-called "Turkish Crime Family" hacker group are valid -- it's time to change your iCloud password if you haven't lately
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The Senate strikes a blow against Internet privacy; here’s how you can fight back

The Senate strikes a blow against Internet privacy; here’s how you can fight back

Yesterday wasn't a good day for Internet privacy regulation. The Senate voted to make it easier for ISPs like Verizon, Comcast and AT&T to track and share sensitive information about their customers without permission. This puts people at risk of increased identity theft, data breach, and financial fraud. Here's what you can do to protect yourself:

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Apple World Today Video Tip: Enabling one-finger screenshots in iOS 10

Apple World Today Video Tip: Enabling one-finger screenshots in iOS 10

Sometimes making a screenshot on an iPhone or iPad can be a frustrating exercise in making sure that you press the power button and home button at the right time. Wouldn't it be nice to be able to take an iOS screenshot with just one tap? Today I'll show you how to do just that in this AWT video tip:

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IK Multimedia's iRig Mic Studio: A powerful microphone in a small package

IK Multimedia's iRig Mic Studio: A powerful microphone in a small package

Those of us who do a lot of audio recording usually have big "studio mics" to work with, but those rigs -- usually attached to a flexible arm with a pop filter attached -- aren't exactly portable. Recording away from the office or studio doesn't mean you have to give up a quality microphone, though. Today I'm looking at the IK Multimedia iRig Mic Studio (US$179, as low as $144.06 through affiliate link. Apple World Today will receive remuneration from affiliate purchases), a small microphone with big sound.

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Become a WordPress guru with the Pay What You Want 2017 WordPress Hero Bundle

Become a WordPress guru with the Pay What You Want 2017 WordPress Hero Bundle

What's the world's most popular content management system? We'll give you a hint -- it's been around for since 2003, it runs many websites small and big, and it's incredibly powerful and flexible. The answer? WordPress. Whether you've been itching to start up your own website or want to improve your skills as a WordPress consultant, today's deal is perfect for you. It's our Pay What You Want 2017 WordPress Hero Bundle, and YOU name the price!

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Apple patent would merge Apple Watch, CarPlay functionality

Apple patent would merge Apple Watch, CarPlay functionality

Apple has applied for a patent (number 20170082649) dubbed “detecting controllers in vehicles using wearable devices” that would merge Apple Watch and CarPlay functionality. Compatible with iPhone 5 and later models, CarPlay provides a simplified way to use your iPhone interface on a car’s touch screen, giving users access to Siri voice controls, as well as Apple Maps, Apple Music, Phone, Messages, and a variety of third party apps.

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