Apple World Today Video Tip: How to find contacts with Spotlight

Apple World Today Video Tip: How to find contacts with Spotlight

Tired of having to scroll through hundreds of names in contacts if you’re looking for someone’s phone number or email address? In today’s Apple World Today short video tip, we’ll show you how to use Spotlight on the Mac, iPhone, and iPad to make quick work of getting contact information.

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Munich court rejects four of eight local lawsuits against Apple by Qualcomm

Munich court rejects four of eight local lawsuits against Apple by Qualcomm

A Munich district court has rejected four out of eight local lawsuits brought against Apple by Qualcomm. Siri and Spotlight search features don't infringe on the Qualcomm patents in those cases, the Munich I Regional Court said in an announcement on its, of course, German language website.

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Apple patents involve improving Spotlight searches in macOS

Apple patents involve improving Spotlight searches in macOS

Apple has been granted two patents that show the company is looking into ways to improve search results on the Mac’s Spotlight feature. Patent number 2018012803 is for “blending learning models for search support,” while patent number 2018121435 is for “re-ranking search results using blended learning models.” Both involve, among other things, crowd-sourced data.

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Here’s what I want to see in macOS 10.13

Here’s what I want to see in macOS 10.13

If macOS 10.13 isn’t unveiled at Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference keynote on on Monday, June 5, the world will end. Well, okay, I’m exaggerating, but the tech world will be shocked.

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Apple to pay Network-1/Mirror World $25 million to settle lawsuit

Apple to pay Network-1/Mirror World $25 million to settle lawsuit

Network-1 Technologies says Mirror World Technologies, its wholly-owned subsidiary, has agreed to settle its patent litigation against Apple pending in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Tyler Division, for infringement of U.S. Patent No. 6,006,22 (the '227 Patent).

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AWT News Update: April 29, 2015

AWT News Update: April 29, 2015

On a sunny (at least at Apple World Today HQ) day in April, there's a variety of Apple news awaiting you on this podcast:

  • iOS 8 is now running on more than 80% of all iOS devices
  • American Airlines passengers faced delays yesterday after an iPad app used by pilots on Boeing 737 aircraft caused the iPads to crash
  • Twitter announced yesterday that it was working with Apple to build tweet search into Spotlight, and that capability is up and running
  • Pixelmator for Mac gets a huge update including Force Touch trackpad support
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