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iOS 8 Apple Maps revamp tipped

iOS 8 Apple Maps revamp tipped

Apple will significantly refresh Apple Maps in iOS 8, insiders claim, adding features like public transit navigation and even augmented reality for nearby points-of-interest. The significant update, which could arrive as soon as this year potentially alongside the much-anticipated iPhone 6, would address some of the lingering weaknesses in Apple's home-grown mapping app compared to rivals like Google Maps and Nokia's HERE platform.

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Apple demands sky-high Samsung patent licensing fee

Apple demands sky-high Samsung patent licensing fee

Apple wants $40 per Samsung phone for the South Korean company's use of the five contentious patents at the heart of the ongoing litigation between the firms, according to newly filed paperwork. The figure, which comes from a transcript outlining Apple's damages theories from a hearing on January 23rd, comes after Apple argues that reasonable and rational negotiations - in short, had Samsung conceded that it needed to license the technology in the first place - would have led it to value each of the patents at $8 apiece on average.

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Apple TV software update allows icon moving, clutter cleaning

Apple TV software update allows icon moving, clutter cleaning

This week Apple has released the newest bit of software update to their Apple TV hardware, complete with newly enhanced cleaning abilities. While iOS 7.1 - also released this week - still has you need to keep several icons in your folders or on home screens, here Apple TV makes clear they’re OK with you pushing some of your lesser-needed icons down or aside.

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Million dollar iPhone 5 appears diamond-encrusted and in 24-carat gold

Million dollar iPhone 5 appears diamond-encrusted and in 24-carat gold

If the gold-plated iPhones of the past weren’t enough for you, today we’ve got eyes on a million-dollar diamond-studded iPhone 5 for your perusal, complete with gold to boot. This device is an iPhone 5, first of all, not an iPhone 5s, likely owing to the inability to push diamonds between your thumb and the Touch ID sensor the 5s contains. It's made by The Alchemist and ready for action at Alchemist London.

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OnLive CloudLift Beta hands-on: first-impressions on a MacBook Pro

OnLive CloudLift Beta hands-on: first-impressions on a MacBook Pro

When we first heard that we’d be able to play many of our favorite games generally relegated to Windows through the cloud to a variety of platforms, including smartphones, tablets, and OS X-toting Apple notebooks, we were skeptical. This week the team behind OnLive’s cloud gaming initiatives have introduced CloudLift, a subscription service in which you’re paying for the right to stream games you already own straight from OnLive’s remote servers. As it turns out, even in Beta mode, this environment is quite impressive.

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