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Supreme Court shoots down Apple’s VirnetX patent appeal in $440M decision

15 min 35 sec ago

The decade-long legal battle between Apple and VirnetX may be coming to an end. Today the US Supreme Court rejected an appeal from Apple to hear the case in which it may end up owing VirnetX $440 million.

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9to5Mac Daily: February 24, 2020 – iPhone 12 rumors, over-ear Apple headphones

51 min 38 sec ago

Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from 9to5Mac. 9to5Mac Daily is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players.

Sponsored by Hyper:  Hyper’s next-gen of USB-C Hubs is now available to preorder. Thanks to Hyper, we’re also giving 9to5Mac readers the chance to win Apple’s new Mac Pro worth $6000 this month.


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Apple is ‘probably the best business in the world’ says Warren Buffett [Video]

1 hour 26 min ago

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett has said in an interview that Apple is ‘probably the best business I know in the world.’

His Berkshire Hathaway conglomerate is now the largest single investor in AAPL, owning 5.7% of the company and ‘increasing all the time’ …

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Huawei MatePad Pro 5G iPad Pro clone is now available [Video]

2 hours 7 min ago

We saw leaked images of the Huawei MatePad Pro 5G last year, looking almost exactly like Apple’s iPad Pro with Smart Keyboard and Apple Pencil. The device has now been launched, and yep, the leaked images were right …

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Apple has now placed orders for mini-LED iPad, says supply-chain report

2 hours 33 min ago

Reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said back in September of last year that Apple was working on new mini-LED iPad models, to be launched sometime around the end of 2020, or beginning of 2021.

There’s now corroboration for that report, a supply-chain report claiming that Apple has now placed orders for these after approving earlier samples …

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Coronavirus gives boost to iPad sales even as production capacity is down

3 hours 55 min ago

The coronavirus may be hitting production of Apple products, including iPads, but it is reportedly giving an unexpected boost to iPad sales in China …

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Apple announces plans to boost Safari security for sites using HTTPS

4 hours 33 min ago

Apple has announced that it will boost Safari security for secure websites from September 1st. From that date, the browser will only accept HTTPS certificates issued within the past 13 months.

While this is a technical-sounding change, it’s should provide greater protection against two separate risks …

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Report: iPhone 12 may support new short-range WiFi standard, AirTags to charge wirelessly like an Apple Watch

5 hours 5 min ago

According to Macotakara sources, the iPhone 12 linuep may support a new WiFi spec, 802.11ay, which is currently in the draft phase and expected to be finalized at the end of the year. 802.11ay uses 60GHz spectrum (separate from the 5GHz and 2.4GHz bands used in standard home router WiFi) to offer high-bandwidth device-to-device data transfer.

It would be a perfect technology for Apple to use to improve the speed of AirDrop transfers, for example …

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2020 iPad Pro case leaks show new square camera bump similar to iPhone 11

5 hours 41 min ago

As we continue to hear rumors that a new iPad Pro revision is coming in the spring, Ben Geskin shared photos of supposed cases for the new hardware. Mirroring CAD leaks from the end of the year, the eye is naturally drawn to the new square hole for the expected new 3D-sensing iPad Pro camera system.

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Security demo reminds iOS users that any app (or widget) can read the clipboard silently

5 hours 55 min ago

A new demo from researchers at Mysk shines a light on the free, unrestricted, access all apps have to the iOS clipboard.

In the video, the developers create a dummy app that simply prints out the information gleaned from the clipboard. When the user copies an image, the app can immediately see the image content and the metadata like the location of where the photo was taken. This becomes a little more sinister when the demo shows that installed widgets can also silently collect all data copied to the clipboard, without user knowledge.

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Five staple iPhone apps that I use each day [Video]

Sun, 02/23/2020 - 15:33

I have quite a few third-party apps installed on my iPhone, but there are several staple apps that I use regularly that I’d have a hard time doing without.

These apps include Apollo, the excellent full-featured Reddit client, NetNewWire, a legendary RSS reader reimagined for modern day iOS, and more. Watch our brief hands-on video walkthrough for a look at all five apps, and be sure to subscribe to 9to5mac for future installments. more…

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Logic Pros: Mastering the Plug-In Manager to create custom FX libraries, more

Sun, 02/23/2020 - 15:07

Today we are exploring the Logic Plug-In Manager. This handy tool is built-in to Logic Pro X and allows us to manage the plethora of included plug-ins as well as all of your favorite third-party effects, instruments, and more. For years, Logic Pro X users were stuck with the app’s stock plug-in hierarchy system — an organized list of all the plug-ins currently enabled for your Logic Pro system — before Apple finally introduced a feature that allows for a custom-made directory. Whether you’re just getting started or already have a gigantic collection of third-party plugs, with Plug-In Manager we can completely customize the way we access our gear — making it significantly easier to get at them and subsequently providing a much more personalized experience for creatives. more…

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This week’s top stories: Apple March event rumors, default apps on iOS, iPhone 9, and more

Sun, 02/23/2020 - 10:52

In this week’s top stories: A fake iPhone 9 makes the rounds, new iOS 13.4 beta, watchOS 6.1.3 is released for everyone, March Apple keynote rumors, and more. Read on for all of this week’s biggest news.
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Comment: My essential Mac apps for 2020 include Fantastical, AirBuddy, and more

Sun, 02/23/2020 - 09:00

2020 is the tenth anniversary of the iPad, so there has been a lot of discussion around the best app along with ways to get the most out of the platform and be more productive. However, the Mac is still a great place to work, play, and learn. If you are picking up your first Mac, upgrading from an old one, or just looking to become more efficient, I want to run through some of my essential Mac apps that I am using this year.

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Apple’s latest Shot on iPhone video highlights the iPhone 11 Pro’s Ultra Wide lens

Sat, 02/22/2020 - 12:28

Apple continues to showcase the iPhone 11 Pro camera through its Shot on iPhone series of videos. In a new video today, Apple showcases the Ultra Wide camera capabilities of the device.

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Target inventory system also includes placeholder listings for new Apple TV, iPod touch, and Apple Watch bands

Sat, 02/22/2020 - 11:32

We aren’t entirely sure what to make of this just yet but Target employees are noticing some interesting listings popping up on their inventory system, seemingly tipping the hat on soon-to-be-announced Apple hardware.

In addition to the ‘AirPods X generation’, 9to5Mac received images showing that there are also dummy entries for ‘Apple TV Gen X’ and ‘Apple Watch Series X’ bands. There’s also listings for ‘Apple iPod Touch X Generation’.

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Unannounced ‘AirPods X Generation’ reportedly appear in Target inventory systems for $399

Sat, 02/22/2020 - 10:22

Several reports have suggested that Apple is planning to release new over-ear headphones during the first half of this year, likely to complement the rest of its AirPods lineup. Now, YouTuber Jon Prosser has shared an image on Twitter claiming to show new Apple headphones in Target’s inventory system.

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Apple @ Work: Would an ‘Intel NUC’ like Mac desktop make sense for the enterprise?

Sat, 02/22/2020 - 09:00

In the past month, I upgraded my Plex server from the 2017 version of the Nvidia Shield to an 8th generation Intel NUC, and I couldn’t be happier. As I was setting it up, I couldn’t help but wonder: why hasn’t Apple made a product like this? Would it be useful in the enterprise? Could it be called the Mac Mini Air? more…

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Everything we know so far about Apple’s Tile-like ‘AirTag’ item trackers

Sat, 02/22/2020 - 08:42

With iOS 13 and macOS Catalina, Apple introduced an all-new “Find My” application that makes it easy to locate your devices and friends. Last year, 9to5Mac exclusively reported that Apple is also developing a Tile-like personal item tracker that will also integrate with the Find My app. Read on as we round up everything we know about Apple AirTags

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Apple support document details HomeKit router features, complicated setup process

Sat, 02/22/2020 - 07:57

Apple announced HomeKit support for routers at WWDC last year, but since then, many of the more specific details have remained a mystery. A new support document recently published by Apple, however, offers new information on how HomeKit routers will work, the setup process, and more.

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