Apple might enhance Apple Pencil, touchscreens with ultrasonic technology

Apple is looking into ways to use ultrasonic-based technology to perform touch sensing, including creating new layers for touch screens and potential changes to the Apple Pencil to include ultrasonic transducers for more accurate movement detection. The first of two recently-published patent applications from the United States Patent and Trademark Office, the “Composite cover material […]

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Apple sued over AirDrop technology

Patent troll Uniloc returned to form on Wednesday after a months-long hiatus from lobbing allegations against Apple, this time challenging the company’s AirDrop file sharing technology with a 2006 Philips patent. Filed with the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, Uniloc’s latest attempt to extract damages from the tech giant leverages a […]

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Apple CEO Tim Cook talks privacy, China and Alex Jones with HBO’s VICE News Tonight

In a one-on-one interview with HBO’s VICE News Tonight, Apple CEO Tim Cook addressed a series of hard-hitting questions from correspondent Elle Reeves concerning data privacy, Apple’s dealings in China, the Alex Jones controversy and more. As teased in previous tweets posted to Vice’s official account, Cook touched on data privacy rights against the backdrop […]

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Tests show iPhone XS LTE speeds best iPhone X, can’t match Galaxy Note 9 or Pixel 2

Though a handful of early iPhone XS adopters are complaining about less-than-desirable cellular reception, a new test reveals Apple’s latest flagship smartphones boast much improved LTE performance over last year’s model. However, the XS models, which rely on Intel modems, are still behind handsets that use battle-tested Qualcomm silicon. Conducted by PCMag in partnership with […]

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