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Apple patents long-distance wireless charging for iPhone, iPad

Apple patents long-distance wireless charging for iPhone, iPad

Filed all the way back in 2015, an Apple patent suggests that long-range wireless device charging might be possible. This patent suggests that Apple might use patch antennas to transfer power wirelessly. They'd transfer power at microwave frequencies (or other frequencies) and could also be used "to support millimeter wave communications." While filed back in 2015, this patent application was first published today, April 27th, 2017.

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Instagram active users slams Twitter by 2x

Instagram active users slams Twitter by 2x

The folks at Instagram have announced that they've hit a major milestone in the brief history of their existence. They've racked up a cool 700-million monthly active users, with growth between 600M and 700M happening at a rate greater than any other 100M span they had before. Of course there were other major events in the history of this photo-based app, but none so supermassive as their most recent set of four months.

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What is “Today at Apple”?

What is “Today at Apple”?

Apple's newest plan to reinvigorate their customer community is a program called "Today at Apple". It's not a software program, but a sort of "modern-day down square" held at Apple Stores. In an expansion of the already-active events that take place on a smaller scale, Teaching sessions, interactive experiences, and demonstrations are set to be held at every single Apple Store in the world, starting in May of 2017.

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iPhone 8 release date delay tipped amid leaked images

iPhone 8 release date delay tipped amid leaked images

A delay in the release date for iPhone 8 (or iPhone X, iPhone Edition), has been tipped this week by analysts. While the reveal date for an Apple Event hasn't been pinpointed yet, it's expected that it'll appear somewhere in early September. The delayed iPhone would also be the OLED model, one of three devices that'd be presented at the Apple Event, the others coming with LCD displays not unlike what comes with the iPhone 7.

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Elgato M4 Stand now turns your iPhone into the original Mac

Elgato M4 Stand now turns your iPhone into the original Mac

There is just something to Apple's Mac design that has people reaching for it decades after it has gone extinct. No, we're not talking about the candy iMacs but the original Macintosh. There hasn't been a shortage of attempts to emulate that computer. There's even an Apple Watch stand that turns it into a mini Macintosh. Appropriately, Elgato, who made that same W3 Apple Watch stand, has come out with the M4 for the iPhone to satisfy that craving for old-school industrial design.

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Uber tracked iPhones even after wiping, until Cook stopped it

Uber tracked iPhones even after wiping, until Cook stopped it

Once considered a darling and pioneer of the still nascent ride-hailing industry, Uber has quickly become the villain of a still ongoing drarma. It's the typical story of a successful company willing to do anything and everything to stay that the top, even when that means breaking the rules. And break the rules Uber did, according to this new report. Uber has allegedly been "fingerprinting" iPhones, identifying them even after they have been fully erased. It was a gross violation of Apple's privacy policies and a practice that went on for almost a year until Apple CEO Tim Cook put a stop to it.

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iPhone 8 dummy model pics surface, confirm features so far

iPhone 8 dummy model pics surface, confirm features so far

The all-screen smartphone wars have begun. LG and Samsung already have their guns ablazing and, in just a few months, so too will Apple. And because there's still a lot of time before that happens, there's plenty of time for leaks of what the iPhone 8 could look like. This latest photo dump supposedly doesn't come from mere schematics. According to Benjamin Geskin, Foxconn confirmed that these are CNC dummy models of what we'll soon gawk at as the iPhone 8, in all its shiny, glassy glory.

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iPhone 8 images match previous Touch ID schematics

iPhone 8 images match previous Touch ID schematics

Earlier this week we saw an iPhone 8 leak which suggested that the Touch ID sensor would migrate to the back of Apple's next phone. Today we're looking at a set of renders which make the exact same case for the smartphone. The possibility of one source rendering images based on the other is real - but the possibility that they're independently sourced is also quite likely.

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Apple’s Live Photos API released: why should you care?

Apple’s Live Photos API released: why should you care?

Today Apple launched LivePhotosKit JS Live Photos API software for developers, enabling use in iOS apps, macOS, and on the web. Developers can utilize the new Live Photos SDK (software developer kit) with sample code - to do this, developers must download Xcode, which includes the SDK's for building apps that support Live Photos. Developers will also gain access to details on how to build app extensions and entire apps using the new Live Photos API. This is the first time developers have had access to Live Photos API since the first announcement of Live Photos back in September of 2015.

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Galaxy Note 8 specs tipped to match OLED iPhone 8

Galaxy Note 8 specs tipped to match OLED iPhone 8

Estimates for shipping numbers for the Galaxy S8 have risen in KGI's books as analyst Ming-Chi Kuo taps into Galaxy Note 8 predictions. This week the analyst suggested that preliminary shipments of the Galaxy S8 have surprised him, coming in far stronger than previously expected. The Galaxy Note 8, said Kuo, will have features that not only differ from those of the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus significantly, they'll likely match those of the iPhone 8 (and/or OLED iPhone) in several key areas.

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Apple just set itself a huge challenge

Apple just set itself a huge challenge

Apple has pretty big plans for the future, and they'll change the way your iPhone is made. As it is now, Apple needs metals mined from our lovely planet to build its mobile devices - something that has a lot of repercussions, whether those are environmental or humanitarian. According to Apple's new environmental report, though, the company wants to change that.

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Leaked iPhone 8 schematics tease new sort of metal bezel

Leaked iPhone 8 schematics tease new sort of metal bezel

The next iPhone has been the topic of some intense speculation, but assuming a new leak is real, we may be able to put some of that speculation to rest. A new schematic that shows the rear panel of what could be the next iPhone has leaked out, and even though it's just a single image, it tells us a lot.

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