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“Steve Jobs” trademark now belongs to an Italian fashion startup

“Steve Jobs” trademark now belongs to an Italian fashion startup

The late Steve Jobs will forever be associated with Apple (and the ill-fated NeXT), its products, and his contributions to modern computing. That, however, doesn’t mean that the eyes of the law will see things the same way. In Italy, for example, “Steve Jobs”, as a trademark, legally belongs to an Italian fashion company and, try as it might, Apple is unable to say otherwise.

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Apple, Amazon tipped in talks over Saudi Arabia investments

Apple, Amazon tipped in talks over Saudi Arabia investments

Amazon and Apple are both in talks to expand their presence in Saudi Arabia, according to sources, potentially marking the first time both will have a direct presence in the country. Details are fuzzy at this time, though sources indicate that both companies have been in talks, with Apple discussing a licensing deal that may see an Apple Store or several launch in the country.

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7 signs of Apple’s iPhone power management in action

7 signs of Apple’s iPhone power management in action

Apple found itself in hot water with slowing iPhones, and today's apology for how it communicated the iOS power management system is its attempt to patch things up with frustrated users. Battery chemistry may be inescapable - it's a fact of scientific life that lithium-ion batteries will age and get less effective - but iPhone owners weren't impressed at hearing some of the slowdown symptoms they've observed were intentionally added. So, just what does Apple's power management system look like in action?

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iPhone slowdown apology: Apple promises $29 battery replacement

iPhone slowdown apology: Apple promises $29 battery replacement

Apple has responded to accusations it slowed older iPhones with the promise of much cheaper out-of-warranty battery replacements and more software transparency. The Cupertino firm found itself at the center of user frustration and no few conspiracy theories in the past weeks, after conceding that its previous attempts to avoid unexpected crashes in older smartphones had artificially slowed iOS apps. Now, it's aiming to make things right.

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Pokemon GO’s best Pokemon are in the code today

Pokemon GO’s best Pokemon are in the code today

Today we're having a peek at some Pokemon GO code to identify an awesome bit about the future of the game. Today we're taking a peek at Celebi and Mew, two of the most powerful Pokemon in the game - most powerful not yet released, that is to say. These Pokemon are a part of an elite few Pokemon that will not be available in the wild. They'll be popping up by other means, only!

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Apple sued for slow iPhone planned-obsolescence in France

Apple sued for slow iPhone planned-obsolescence in France

Apple's headache over slowing old iPhones continues, with threats of a costly lawsuit in France amid accusations of planned obsolescence. Faced with older iPhones that, due to battery aging, could unexpectedly crash when running system-intensive apps, Apple introduced a "smoothing" technique in earlier versions of iOS. Far from pleasing users, however, that decision has backfired considerably.

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iMac Pro teardown video has good and bad upgrade news

iMac Pro teardown video has good and bad upgrade news

Apple seems to have conceded that professional users buying a new iMac Pro might be more demanding about upgrades than their consumer counterparts. Since the iMac was saw its most dramatic unibody adoption in 2009, embedding all of the components behind the display, its potential for user-upgrades has decreased. The new iMac Pro, however, takes a more forgiving approach along with its premium price tag.

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iPhone X “wait and see” doubts damaged sales say analysts

iPhone X “wait and see” doubts damaged sales say analysts

Less than a third of new iPhone buyers bought the iPhone X in the first month that the flagship iOS smartphone was released, analysts claim, with pricing and skepticism blamed for the cautious uptake. Apple has been reluctant to share how new iPhone sales broke down in 2017, with the Cupertino firm even suggesting that, as it has never had three new handsets launching pretty much simultaneously before, even it was uncertain how consumers would behave.

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Apple has been slowing old iPhones and South Korea wants answers

Apple has been slowing old iPhones and South Korea wants answers

Apple's slowing of older iPhones to avoid battery-related shutdowns has drawn the attention of South Korean regulators, amid allegations that it defrauded owners with the practice. The Cupertino company began adding features in earlier releases of iOS that would delay processing in iPhones with older, worn batteries.

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Apple Lisa OS code will be made open source next year

Apple Lisa OS code will be made open source next year

The Apple Lisa operating system will be made open source next year, it has been announced, giving anyone the opportunity to download the code. Though Lisa was never popular, the OS lives on in the hearts and minds of dedicated fans and enthusiasts. According to a post made in a Google Group dedicated to those enthusiasts, the Computer History Museum will be releasing the code with a statement of its own in the near future.

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Apple was the Christmas 2017 smartphone winner

Apple was the Christmas 2017 smartphone winner

Apple was the Christmas 2017 smartphone and tablet winner, new activations research suggests, comfortably out-pacing Samsung while Google remains in the weeds. Smartphone-makers are generally fairly coy about disclosing sales figures, particularly for individual devices or specific retail periods. However, that doesn't mean the stats can't be fathomed out by roundabout ways.

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Apple MediaTek 2018 iPhone deal tipped as Qualcomm spat continues

Apple MediaTek 2018 iPhone deal tipped as Qualcomm spat continues

A rumor surfaced today claiming that Apple will tap MediaTek for 2018 iPhone modems in an effort to distance itself from Qualcomm. Apple and Qualcomm are in the middle of a fierce legal fight that has, among other things, seen Qualcomm attempt to block some iPhone imports in the US. The potential partnership, should it actually happen, would follow Apple's move from Qualcomm toward Intel as a source for iPhone modem chipsets.

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