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$2 billion lawsuit claims Apple Watch idea was stolen

A Michigan woman is suing Apple and Nike for a combined $ 5 billion over claims that the two companies stole her concept for a device called a “Detachable Beeper Disc Digital Gym Shoe with Sensor.” She states that she filed a patent for her invention 20 years ago, well before the companies came up with […]

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Apple Watch 2 will be 40 percent smaller, claims dodgy analyst

The next Apple Watch might arrive sooner than expected, based on a new rumor claiming Apple’s new wearable will be unveiled at WWDC 2016 in June. Not only is the new watch ahead of schedule, it may even sport a 40% thinner design, hopefully without compromising on battery life. Almost sounds too good to be […]

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Man claims his iPhone caught fire in his pants

A man in Atlanta claims he was forced to strip in public after his iPhone 6 Plus caught fire while in the front pocket of his jeans. “I mean, it was pretty humiliating having to take your pants off in a parking lot,” he told the local Channel Two Action News, asking them to withhold his […]

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We spend 7 weeks per year staring at our phones, study claims

People aged 16 to 30 spend around 3.2 hours per day on mobile devices like iPhones and iPads, according to a new study by global market research company TNS. That translates as 49 days out of the year staring at miniature screens — with people reported to look at their phones a massive 150 times daily. […]

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Third-party claims to be offering Apple Music for Android beta

We’ve heard very little about the official Apple Music app for Android since the service was first announced back in June, but now a third-party company claims to be running a new beta program on Apple’s behalf. Betabound is giving Android users the opportunity to register their interest in Apple Music for a chance to get early access […]

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Sketchy rumor claims iPhone 8 could rock curved OLED display

According to a rumor that’s sketchier than a rapid drawing done with an Apple Pencil, Apple is “serious” about equipping its 2018-era iPhones with OLED-based curved screens. The South Korean news reports suggests that major Korean display-makers are currently showing off the cutting-edge displays to execs at Apple, and has found Apple to be enthusiastic […]

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Weather Network app claims it can tell you when it is going to rain

We’re not quite through 2015 yet, so app developers still have time to make the prophecies foretold by director Robert Zemeckis’ documentary Back to the Future: Part II come true. And to that end, The Weather Network’s latest app update uses radar and algorithms to predict when, exactly, it is going to start and stop […]

Apple’s exemplary customer service takes a dive, report claims

High quality products aside, Apple’s customer service has always been one of the company’s best assets. That asset took a tumble in Q2, however, according to a new StellaService report which suggests that Apple’s customer service has gotten worse over recent months. The major criticism involves Apple’s phone, email and chat problem resolution scores. While Apple […]

Swatch claims ‘One more thing’ trademark isn’t a jab at Apple. Yeah, right.

Swatch has denied that its trademarking of Steve Jobs’ famous “One more thing” phrase was a blatant attempt to troll Apple — arguing instead that it’s part of a new film noir-inspired watch line, referencing Peter Falk’s Columbo character. Yes, that’ll do. And Android’s blatant borrowing of the iOS interface was just a funny coincidence […]

Super-sketchy rumor claims 5-inch iPhone 6s is on the way

An incredibly sketchy rumor claims Apple has plans to build a new 5-inch iPhone which, size-wise, would slot between the 4.7-inch iPhone 6s and 5.5-inch iPhone 6s Plus. The 5-inch iPhone would reportedly sport an 8 MP camera, dual-LED flash, full HD display and A9 processor. So what’s the evidence for it? A sketch shared […]