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Hands Off My Apple! Future iPhones Could Use Recognition Tools to Deter Theft

Hands Off My Apple Future iPhones Could Use Recognition Tools to Deter Theft 300x203 Hands Off My Apple! Future iPhones Could Use Recognition Tools to Deter TheftThat’s my apple!

An Apple invention published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark office this week describes a method by which an iPhone can set off an alert or automatically lock the device based on detected changes in user behavior.

According to AppleInsider, “Apple’s patent application for “Generating notifications based on user behavior,” an iPhone or other mobile product employs behavior recognition techniques to determine whether the current user is the device owner. When usage patterns don’t match those of the owner, an alert, notification or system action is triggered.”

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The Year’s Hottest New Mobile Hardware May Be Delayed

The Years Hottest New Mobile Hardware May Be Delayed 300x225 The Years Hottest New Mobile Hardware May Be DelayedIt’s a bad, horrible, disgusting word to use around a mobile tech junkie — “delayed.”

If you know what’s good for you, you’ll avoid using that word whenever possible. However, it’s a word we must use to convey the latest speculation from Apple’s supply chain inside of Asia.

It looks like some of the hottest products in Apple’s pipeline may be… delayed.
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Apple Makes Record Investment in R&D Last Quarter

Apple Makes Record Investment in RD Last Quarter Apple Makes Record Investment in R&D Last QuarterApple this week reported an impressive $7.7 billion in profits for its third fiscal quarter of 2014 with quarterly revenue reported as $37.4 billion.

For the three month period ending in late June, Apple shipped 35.2 million iPhones, 13.2 million iPads, 4.4 million Macs, and 2.9 million iPods.

Of course, next year at this time, Apple’s list of products for which it reports sales could be longer. Based on R&D spending for the last quarter, Apple is gearing to augment its product offerings.
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Infographic: Understanding Consumer Email Behavior

Infographic Understanding Consumer Email Behavior Infographic: Understanding Consumer Email BehaviorLate last week, the team at My.com reached out to MMW with results from a new survey of 1,000 U.S. internet users on email behavior.

The report uncovered a number of interesting findings worth noting for email marketers and digital advertisers everywhere.

Among the interesting discoveries:

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Google, Apple on EC’s Radar Over In-App Purchase Policies

Google Apple on ECs Radar Over In App Purchase Policies 284x300 Google, Apple on ECs Radar Over In App Purchase PoliciesThe European Commission is taking the fight squarely to Google and Apple over what the EC calls an inadequate attempt on the part of both tech giants to remedy their deceptive in-app purchase policies.

BBC News is reporting that the European Commission wants to compel Apple and Google to make the “true cost” of downloadable games crystal clear for anyone who enters iTunes or Google Play.

Apple, however, appears to be the biggest target of the EC for now.
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Smartphones Reach 70% Mobile Market Penetration in the U.S.

Smartphones Reach 70 Percentage Mobile Market Penetration in the U.S. 300x198 Smartphones Reach 70% Mobile Market Penetration in the U.S.comScore has released the latest data from comScore MobiLens and Mobile Metrix, which serve up a host of stats for the U.S. smartphone industry as of May 2014.

Most impressively, 169 million people in the U.S. owned smartphones (70 percent mobile market penetration) during the three months ending in May, up 4 percent since February.

Once again, Apple ranked as the top OEM with 41.9 percent of U.S. smartphone subscribers (up 0.6 percentage points from February). Samsung ranked second with 27.8 percent market share (up 0.8 percentage points), followed by LG with 6.5 percent, Motorola with 6.3 percent and HTC with 5.1 percent.
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Rumor: Production Problems Already Plaguing iPhone 6

Rumor Production Problems Already Plaguing iPhone 6 300x184 Rumor: Production Problems Already Plaguing iPhone 6There’s trouble in Cupertino. Perhaps, more accurately, there’s trouble inside of Apple’s critically important Asian manufacturing chain.

Production of Apple’s intensely rumored 5.5-inch “phablet” iPhone 6 model isn’t running smoothly.

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo tells investors in a new research note that Apple’s 4.7-inch iPhone 6 will arrive as anticipated in early fall, but the 5.5-inch model may be delayed for an extended period of time. Why?
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