This iPad product is mStanding … er, outstanding … in its field

This iPad product is mStanding … er, outstanding … in its field

Rain Design’s mStand series was recently expanded to include stands for the iPad. They’re handy for elevating and supporting the Apple tablet and are especially convenient if you use Duet Display software to use an iPad as a secondary display with your Mac.

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Four VirnetX patents ruled invalid in legal battle with Apple

Four VirnetX patents ruled invalid in legal battle with Apple

Four patents VirnetX, an Internet security software and technology company, said were infringed by Apple have been deemed invalid by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, as the patents don't actually cover new inventions, the Office's Patent Trial and Appeal Board argued, according to Bloomberg. VirnetX CEO Kendell Larsen said his company will appeal the USPTO's decisions.

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Apple: VirnetX can't raise willfulness in patent saga now

Apple: VirnetX can't raise willfulness in patent saga now

VirnetX, an Internet security software and technology company, can’t claim in a retrial that Apple willfully infringed patents for FaceTime and other technologies, after the patent-holding company specifically disavowed that allegation in earlier court filings, Apple told a Texas federal judge on Wednesday.

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The MXL AC-404 USB microphone is worth a listen for FaceTime, Skype users

The MXL AC-404 USB microphone is worth a listen for FaceTime, Skype users

If you need a high quality capsule microphone, Marshall Electronics' MXL AC-404 USB provides excellent voice quality on conference calls at a reasonable price (about $90). If you take advantage of free or subscription Internet conferencing services such as FaceTime or Skype, it's worth a look.

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Court issues new order in Apple-VirnetX lawsuit

Court issues new order in Apple-VirnetX lawsuit

VirnetX, an Internet security software and technology company, says that on July 29, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Tyler Division, has issued a new order in the company's pending litigation against Apple, vacating its previous order consolidating the two cases and ordering the parties to retry them as separate cases. 

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Goodbye, Mac OS X; hello, macOS Sierra (with Siri and much more)

Goodbye, Mac OS X; hello, macOS Sierra (with Siri and much more)

As expected, Mac OS X has been renamed macOS and has added Siri support. At the Worldwide Developer Conference keynote, Apple previewed macOS Sierra, a major update to the desktop operating system. 

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Here's what I want to see in macOS 10.12

Here's what I want to see in macOS 10.12

At Monday's Worldwide Developer Conference keynote, Apple will almost certainly preview the next version of Mac OS X — which will most likely be dubbed “macOS.” Hopefully, the company will concentrate on stability and performance issue, as well as bug fixes. Beyond those, here are some things I'd love to see:

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