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Apple should acquire Twitter

Apple should acquire Twitter

With Google and Disney bowing out — and Salesforce throwing cold water on a deal — Twitter’s acquisition hopes seem dead on arrival. Though an internal struggle over any acquisition may be bubbling, there’s one company that remains a dark horse; a company that has every reason to want a news platform that moves at the speed of light, but has a social layer attached along with some streaming media add-ons. Yup, we’re talking about Apple.

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Apple vs Samsung case reignited: $119.6 million owed (again)

Apple vs Samsung case reignited: $119.6 million owed (again)

An appeals court this week says that Apple is once again in a position to demand $119.6 million USD from Samsung for patent infringement. The original verdict was thrown out earlier this year - back in February - but in an 8-3 ruling the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reversed that order. They went on to suggest that Samsung could be liable for even more cash, depending on whether the trial judge says that Samsung did any intentional copyright infringement.

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Someone said iPhone 7’s Sapphire Glass wasn’t, but it is

Someone said iPhone 7’s Sapphire Glass wasn’t, but it is

A video published this week showed an iPhone 7 with what appeared to be a scratched lens cover glass. This would be astounding, given the idea that Apple did indeed make this lens cover glass with Sapphire, a material that should only be able to be scratched with a diamond. In reality, the lens cover glass (which is indeed made of Sapphire) was not scratched, but fractured. Fracturing a piece of Sapphire glass at this size is possible, and easy, if one uses the right tools. In the real world, though, it's nearly impossible.

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Staples adds Apple Pay support on the mobile web

Staples adds Apple Pay support on the mobile web

Staples now supports Apple Pay on the mobile web, allowing its customers to pay with Apple’s mobile payment system via their smartphone. Assuming they’re shopping on its “m.staples.com” website and using Safari, customers will be able to checkout using their iPhone’s Touch ID, skipping the usually extensive and cumbersome payment process. The mobile web support joins Apple Pay support both in Staples stores and through its iPhone app.

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Apple to cut iPhone bugs by harmonizing dev teams

Apple to cut iPhone bugs by harmonizing dev teams

It would appear that Apple thinks the development of its cloud services could be more efficient. Anonymous sources close to this issue have told Bloomberg that Apple plans to unify its cloud development teams in the same space, potentially making the production of services like Siri, Maps, iCloud, and Apple Music easier for everyone involved.

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Third-generation Apple TV goes the way of the dodo

Third-generation Apple TV goes the way of the dodo

If you were hoping to get your hands on the third-generation Apple TV, you are out of luck. The device has now been removed from the Apple online store and retired. Links that previously allowed users to get to the Apple TV 3 on the Apple website now redirect users to the fourth-generation Apple TV.

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iPhone 8 could use this no-button fingerprint sensor patent

iPhone 8 could use this no-button fingerprint sensor patent

The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are barely out the door and yet we are already hearing speculations, even leaks, about next year’s more radically different “iPhone 8”. Actually, now is probably the best time to start talking about it, given how it is expected to turn the iPhone on its head, hence the number jump. In addition to the predicted switch from LCD to OLED screens, the iPhone 8 might also finally have that envisioned all-display buttonless face, which could be made possible via Apple’s latest patent for a fingerprint sensor.

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‘New Mac’ scented candle is a strange way to showcase your Apple love

‘New Mac’ scented candle is a strange way to showcase your Apple love

Love candles and Apple products? If so, there's a new product that may be to your liking: the 'New Mac' scented candle, which probably doesn't actually smell anything like a new Macbook. The candle is made entirely from soy wax by Twelve South, and will burn for between 45 and 55 hours, each of those hours hoping to capitalize on the boundless love an Apple fan has for their favorite tech company. Will anyone actually be interested in such a candle? Yes, it seems, as the stock is already sold out.

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Apple Pay lands in Russia with partners MasterCard and Sberbank

Apple Pay lands in Russia with partners MasterCard and Sberbank

In early September we first got word that Apple Pay would be rolling out in Russia this fall. At the same time word surface that Apple Pay would also be coming to Japan and New Zealand this fall as well. As of today, Apple Pay has landed in Russia with cooperation from MasterCard and Sberbank.

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Apple Maps adds full Amtrak route data for nationwide train rides

Apple Maps adds full Amtrak route data for nationwide train rides

Yes, passenger train rides in most of the U.S. are long, expensive, and sparse. That doesn't stop some people from using them -- especially those in the northeast corridor and other highly-serviced regions -- and now Apple users can do so more easily than before. Apple Maps has been updated with Amtrak's full nationwide routes, as well as some routes that head up into Canada, enabling users to plot their trips from the comfort of Apple's own mapping app.

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iPad Pro 2017 release tipped with iPad mini Pro and new 12.9-inch model

iPad Pro 2017 release tipped with iPad mini Pro and new 12.9-inch model

Those who follow Apple news will know that the rumor mill rarely stops churning, and today that mill is at it again, delivering new whispers of Apple's incoming iPad Pro releases. A new report by Macotakara (as reported by 9to5Mac) details the three new iPad Pro models that are rumored to be arriving in spring of 2017, dishing some details screen sizes, speakers, and cameras.

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‘Game of Thrones’ novels get iBooks-exclusive enhanced editions

‘Game of Thrones’ novels get iBooks-exclusive enhanced editions

George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones series has become a huge hit worldwide thanks to the HBO drama, but the original books are just as popular in their own right. To help celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first novel in the series, Apple's iBooks store is releasing new, exclusive digital versions in the form of their enhanced editions, featuring interactive elements and artwork.

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