Qualcomm Answers Apple's $1B Lawsuit, Files Counterclaims


Qualcomm has fired back with a response and counterclaim to Apple’s $1 billion federal patent suit filed earlier this year. Apple breached agreements and encouraged regulatory attacks in a scheme to coerce unfair licensing terms, Qualcomm claimed. Apple’s suit argues that Qualcomm used its dominant position in semiconductors to force it to pay billions in additional royalty payments for technologies like Touch ID or Apple Pay, or even added memory, which have nothing to do with the Qualcomm baseband processor chipsets used in mobile phones.

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WikiLeaks: CIA hacked Apple devices in ways users cannot fix

New documents from WikiLeaks point to an apparent CIA program to hack Apple’s iPhones and Mac computers using techniques that users couldn’t disable by resetting their devices.

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Apple keeps AIDS charity branding off new red iPhone in China

While Apple’s websites around the globe touted the company’s partnership with the HIV/AIDS charity (Red), the Chinese website was suspiciously devoid of any mention of the (PRODUCT)RED brand in in its marketing of the newest addition to the iPhone family.

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iPhone 8 said to feature exciting next-gen augmented reality tech

When there’s smoke, there’s fire, and when it comes to Apple’s interest in augmented reality, there’s a whole a lot of smoke that’s becoming increasingly impossible to ignore.

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World's top insider just confirmed one of Apple's key iPhone 8 and iPhone 7s features

The iPhone 8 is expected to be the most exciting handset of Apple’s three new iPhones launching this year.

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New Apple MacBook Pro banned from bar exams in multiple states thanks to Touch Bar

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Apple’s new Touch Bar is causing problems for MacBook Pro users who intended to use their new hardware to sit for bar exams. Multiple states have banned the new systems or restricted their use due to concerns about cheating.

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The Mac’s user share just fell to a five-year low

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Apple’s user share is dropping, despite the recent launch of new MacBook Pro models. Is the company headed back towards less than five percent of the PC market?

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Apple's Great App Store Sales May Not Signify Much


Apple’s App Store racked up an all-time high of $240 million in sales on the first day of this year. On the whole, 2016 was a very good year for Apple devs, who earned more than $20 billion for their apps — up 40 percent over 2015. “Apple has always had the most profitable ecosystem and app market in terms of revenue per user and price per app,” said Holger Mueller, a principal analyst at Constellation Research. Super Mario Run was the most downloaded app worldwide on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

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Apple’s new MacBook Pro is the first MacBook Consumer Reports won’t recommend

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Apple’s latest laptop is the first MacBook Pro to fail to earn a Consumer Reports recommendation. The culprit? Incredibly terrible and wildly varying battery life. Apple can claim its hardware is performing as designed all it wants, but end-users are clearly seeing something different.

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Fresh report offers new details on Apple's OLED iPhone 8

Bolstering rumors that Apple’s next-gen iPhone will feature an intriguing new redesign, a new report from the Korea Herald relays that Apple’s upper tier iPhone 8 model will feature a curved OLED display panel.

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Apple's AirPods are now available for purchase

If you want to take full advantage of Apple’s new W1 wireless chip and you don’t mind looking a bit… peculiar… you’re in luck because Apple’s new AirPods are finally available for purchase from Apple’s online store.

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How to Fix (Hopefully) the MacBook Pro's Battery Life Problem

In the past few days, Apple’s new MacBook Pro has provoked heated complaints in user forums from consumers disappointed with their new laptops’ battery life.

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Apple’s MacBook Pro with Touch Bar has some serious battery life problems

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Apple’s latest laptops are suffering some significant battery life problems, and there’s no known common issue to tie them all together. Some systems have AMD GPUs, but not all of them, and the problem appears to be cropping up on both 13-inch and 15-inch hardware.

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SCOTUS Scuttles Apple's Big Samsung Award


The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday spoiled Apple’s hopes for a big payday, scotching the $399 million award in its successful patent infringement suit against Samsung. Justice Sonia Sotomayor delivered the Court’s decision, which turned on what lawmakers meant by the term “article of manufacture.” According to the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, the article of manufacture in this case included the entire phone — even though the design elements cribbed from Apple represented only a part of a phone sold by Samsung. The Supremes disagreed.

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