Why we had to wait for USB-C to get a reversible plug: co-inventor explains


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Some wit once described USB-A cables as the only binary option that requires three attempts. There can be few techies who don’t recognize the experience of trying one way, trying the other and then realizing the first was right …

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Apple patent describes Apple Watch camera with a solution to the angle problem


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An Apple Watch camera is one of the things that could make it more practical for the wearable device to eventually replace an iPhone.

But even if Apple included a camera in a future watch, there’s an obvious problem …

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Apple patent describes Apple Watch camera with a solution to the angle problem


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An Apple Watch camera is one of the things that could make it more practical for the wearable device to eventually replace an iPhone.

But even if Apple included a camera in a future watch, there’s an obvious problem …

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macOS Gatekeeper vulnerability has now been exploited by adware company


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A macOS Gatekeeper vulnerability discovered by a security researcher last month has now been exploited in what appears to be a test by an adware company.

Gatekeeper is designed to ensure that Mac apps are legitimate by checking that the code has been signed by Apple. Any app failing that check shouldn’t be allowed to install without the user acknowledging the risk and granting explicit permission to proceed …

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macOS Gatekeeper vulnerability has now been exploited by adware company


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A macOS Gatekeeper vulnerability discovered by a security researcher last month has now been exploited in what appears to be a test by an adware company.

Gatekeeper is designed to ensure that Mac apps are legitimate by checking that the code has been signed by Apple. Any app failing that check shouldn’t be allowed to install without the user acknowledging the risk and granting explicit permission to proceed …

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Apple Watch shipments grew 22% in 2018, thanks to popularity of the Series 4


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Apple Watch shipments grew 22% in 2018, according to new Counterpoint Research data, and a large chunk of that appears to have been due to the popularity of the Series 4.

The company says that the Apple Watch Series 4 was the best-selling model during 2018 despite being available for just one quarter …

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Apple Pay Octopus coming to Hong Kong in iOS 13, suggests Apple server code


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Now-deleted code on an Apple server suggests that Apple Pay Octopus support is coming as part of iOS 13 – almost certainly with the Express Transit feature, meaning no authentication is needed.

The physical Octopus transit card is used by almost everyone in Hong Kong, thanks to a combination of convenience, automatic top-up and a rewards scheme …

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Comment: A 16-inch MacBook Pro seems a step towards a 12/14/16 line-up


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It was back in February that we first heard about a new 16-inch MacBook Pro in the works, and a new report today supports this, adding some more details.

The report claims a 3072×1920 resolution, up from the 2880×1800 panel found in Apple’s 15-inch laptops since the first Retina MacBook Pro in 2012 […]

IHS Markit says the new 16-inch laptop has a target manufacturing date of September 2019 with a production rate of about 250,000 units per month. The panel would still be LCD (no OLED yet as previously reported) and supposedly manufactured by LG.

As we noted this morning, the timing does seem a little odd …

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Latest Apple ads carry message of caring for consumers and the planet [Video]


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The latest Apple ads carry messages aimed to showing the company caring for both consumers and the planet.

There are three short video ads, each just 16 seconds long, and you can watch each of them below …

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Foxconn founder calls on Apple to move iPhone production out of China


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Foxconn’s founder and largest shareholder Terry Gou says that he has urged Apple to move iPhone production out of China.

The statement may, however, be intended more for the ears of the Taiwanese electorate than for Apple …

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Can Apple’s new cheese-grater Mac Pro grille grate cheese? [Video]


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There has of course been a great deal of discussion about the 2019 Mac Pro, due to go on sale later this year …

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Poll: How should Apple fix its Magic Mouse problem? Five possible solutions …


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Apple’s Magic Mouse is both beautiful and clever in its functionality. But there’s one Magic Mouse problem so obvious and annoying, it’s become universally mocked: you can’t use the mouse while charging it.

There are five possible solutions to this …

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Relive Apollo 11 Moon landing with two AR apps to celebrate 50th anniversary


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If you’ve ever wished you could have experienced the Apollo 11 Moon landing, two upcoming augmented reality apps will give you the next best thing.

USA Today, Florida Today, and The Smithsonian Institution are partnering on a real-time AR experience that will allow you to view each aspect of the mission, from lift-off to Moon landing. The experience has been created to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the historic achievement …

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PSA: If you unfollow someone on Twitter at present, they may be notified


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If you’re planning to unfollow someone on Twitter, you might want to hold off for now in case you inadvertently cause offense…

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After Philips Hue, Trulifi lights transmit and receive data by light


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Signify, the Philips subsidiary behind Hue lighting, has announced even smarter lighting aimed at businesses: Trulifi lights can transmit and receive data using nothing more than light.

The company is resurrecting a technology first seen in 2011, and pitching it as an alternative to Wi-Fi …

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After Philips Hue, Trulifi lights transmit and receive data by light


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Signify, the Philips subsidiary behind Hue lighting, has announced even smarter lighting aimed at businesses: Trulifi lights can transmit and receive data using nothing more than light.

The company is resurrecting a technology first seen in 2011, and pitching it as an alternative to Wi-Fi …

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Apple Watch to remain leader as Android smartwatches only strong in China: IDC


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Market intelligence firm IDC predicts that the Apple Watch will continue to dominate the smartwatch market as Android smartwatches only really sell well in China, and Samsung’s Tizen watches languish in fifth place …

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Opinion: How likely are reports of Apple moving production out of China?


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Nikkei report today suggested that Apple moving production out of China is under consideration as part of a ‘fundamental restructuring of its supply chain.’ The report suggests Apple’s goal could be to move as much as 15-30% of its production out of the country.

It’s not the first time we’ve heard talk of a significant shift of product assembly in other countries. Foxconn is beginning mass-production of iPhones in India at some point this year, and it recently suggested that all iPhones created for sale in the US could be made outside China.

But how realistic is the idea of shifting 15-30% of production out of China on a permanent basis?

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Twitter precise location tagging being dropped, though there’s a workaround


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Twitter precise location tagging is being dropped from the iOS and Android apps, so you’ll no longer have the option of letting people know exactly where you were when you tweeted …

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Twitter precise location tagging being dropped, though there’s a workaround


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Twitter precise location tagging is being dropped from the iOS and Android apps, so you’ll no longer have the option of letting people know exactly where you were when you tweeted …

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