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  • Dec 28, 2016
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Apple publishes its first artificial intelligence research paper, with findings useful for computer vision technology

  By: Gregory P. Bufithis   28 December 2016 – When Apple said it would publish its artificial intelligence research, it raised at least a couple of big questions. When would we see the first paper? And would the public data be important, or would the company keep potential trade secrets close to the vest? At […]


The built-in microphone and speakers of an iPhone can be used for far more than just talking.

Eric De Grasse Chief Technology Officer 21 November 2016 – I was at a MIT Media Lab workshop last week and learned a very funky thing: controlling an app via sonar, generated by the phone’s original hardware. This is made possible by software built by Wei Wang and Alex X. Liu from the Department of […]


  • Nov 4, 2016
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Future iPhones could fold in half

  4 November 2016 –  Apple has just received a patent, titled “electronic devices with carbon nanotube printing circuits,” that suggests future iPhones may be foldable — at least to some degree. Getting rid of the headphone jack isn’t really an innovation, and it doesn’t actually require courage to do it. But an iPhone that […]


  • Oct 25, 2016
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The iPhone 7 product cycle: here is the problem when you use 2 chips

  25 October 2016 – For years, Apple has had its modem chips supplied solely by Qualcomm. This isn’t a unique method of procuring components for Apple, which has generally preferred to stick with one supplier per component type when it can. Business reasons for such a decision are obvious: with one supplier, Apple can better […]


  • Sep 16, 2016
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Apple explores the idea of killing headphone jack on the MacBook Pro

16 September 2016 – Less than two weeks after Apple unveiled its headphone jack-less iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, the company is already exploring the idea of doing the same on its flagship computing lineup. A note on The Next Web: Apple might be going all-in with the wireless revolution as the company is now […]


  • Sep 5, 2016
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What we (think) we know about the new iPhone launching tomorrow, 7 September

  Eric De Grasse Chief Technology Officer 6 September 2016 – The year’s iPhones (and maybe Apple Watches) will be announced tomorrow, Wednesday, 7 September. Small deal: dropping the headphone socket. Big deal: totally new camera system. As we noted in our blast to clients before our summer holiday break, the headphone socket change is not a […]


  • Apr 12, 2016
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Apple patent filing points to a keyboard with no keys

    12 April 2016 – Interesting piece on Digital Trends (best way to keep up on “stuff”) this week: Apple’s patent, titled “Configurable Force-Sensitive Input Structure for Electronic Devices,” was filed in September 2015 and was recently made available to the public on April 7th. It states that this all-in-one input interface consists of a […]


  • Feb 3, 2016
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This should be good: Google to take “Apple-like” control over Nexus phones

  3 February 2016 – According to a report in one of our favorite reads The Information, Google CEO Sundar Pichai wants the company to take greater control over development of their Nexus smartphones. When producing Nexus phones, Google has always partnered with manufacturers, like Samsung, LG, and HTC, who actually built the devices. Rather than creating […]


  • Jan 26, 2016
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Donald, listen: the iPhone will not be made in the U.S. Not ever.

“Is this not my best skeptical look?  I mean, I am the greatest at skepticism!!” By: Gregory P. Bufithis, CEO 26 January 2016 – That Donald Trump’s skill is leveraging fact-free rhetoric for political advantage is not news.  So much of the GOP-primary oxygen has been his demagoguery.Trump’s style degrades people and public discourse. His keen […]


  • Oct 30, 2015
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Siri won’t answer some questions if you’re not subscribed to Apple Music

    30 October 2015 – A Tweet from Tom Conrad has highlighted an issue with Apple’s Siri digital assistant. When asked certain questions about music, Siri refuses to answer unless you subscribe to Apple Music. Instead of falling back to a web search for the information, Siri tells the user that it cannot respond due to the lack of […]


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