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How To Add 2018 FIFA World Cup Schedule To Your Calendar On iOS, Android, Web

By | May 27th, 2018

It’s almost time for the FIFA World Cup 2018 to kick off in Russia, and if you’re a fan of the one true form of football, then you’re likely already keen to get the action underway.

I know I cannot wait for what is sure to be another fun-filled few weeks of some of the best action around, and there are few items on the calendar that can garner the interest of a World Cup. Speaking of calendars, wouldn’t it be great to have each and every match on yours?

Nobody wants to miss any of the big games that will be taking place over the course of the tournament, and thanks to the wonder of timezones, it can be difficult to keep track of kick-off times even if you know what date a match is taking place. If you have everything in place in your calendar, then this isn’t something you need to worry about, so without further ado, let’s run through all you need to do to get each and every FIFA World Cup fixture into your calendar.

In order to get all this to work, all you need to do is log into your Google Calendar account on the Web by pointing your browser to calendar.google.com, and click the little “+” sign next to Add a friend’s calendar in the left hand-side navigation panel. Next, click ‘From URL’ and paste in the following .ICS file: ics.fixtur.es/v2/league/fifa-2018-russia.ics. Click Add Calendar and voila, you’ve got all the World Cup fixtures in your calendar.

If you’ve got everything set up just so, you’ll also get them pushed to your smartphone, be it an iPhone or Android, which is doubly awesome. To do this, head on over to www.google.com/calendar/syncselect and select the newly added calendar to have it push across to your iOS device, too. Android user? No problem, if you’ve added the calendar to Google Calendar, then it will show up in your calendar app of choice.

See? We told you it was easy!

If Google Calendar doesn’t fit your bill, we have got you covered with iCal file too. On an iOS device or Mac, simply open this webcal://ics.fixtur.es/v2/league/fifa-2018-russia.ics?50d189988feeb1fd link in browser and it will automatically prompt you to add every fixture to your calendar.

Best of all, whether you go with .ICS or iCal route, both of them will have timezone of all the fixtures right in your local timezone!

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iOS 11.4 Final Version Download Expected Release Date

By | May 26th, 2018

We’re now days away from Apple’s opening Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) keynote rather than weeks. In addition to being the opening of one of the biggest tech conferences in the calendar, it also means that we are days away from getting our first glimpse of iOS 12, but, with that in mind, where does that leave iOS 11.4 final and its public unveiling?

Apple has been testing iOS 11.4 internally and with registered developers and testers for a while now. That testing roadmap has included six pre-release beta seeds finding their way into the hands of the aforementioned testers, resulting in tons of feedback being received by Apple.

That feedback has been translated by Apple’s internal engineers and turned into a new pre-release seed each time, which, will hopefully put us in a position to get iOS 11.4 on a public level? But, when can the average iPhone and iPad owner expect to receive that update?

Given the fact that WWDC is around the corner, and that it will result in iOS 12 beta 1 being released to developers, as well as the fact that we’ve currently had six pre-release seeds of iOS 11.4 and it’s extremely stable now, we expect Apple to push iOS 11.4 final out into the public domain this coming Tuesday, May 29th.

With iOS 12 beta 1 coming out on June 4th, Apple definitely does not want developers to halve their attention between iOS 11.4 and iOS 12, meaning that it really needs to get that public release out of the way to remove iOS 11.4 from the testing equation. May 29th is also the most likely date for that to happen because May 28th is Memorial Day in United States.

Combine all this with the fact that the beta configuration profile of iOS 11.4 beta has already expired with Apple not posting a renewed profile, it’s pretty much given that final public release is imminent.

Once that release goes live, public owners of iPhone and iPad will be able to head over to the Software Update mechanism in the native Settings app and grab the release immediately. That download will include a host of bug fixes and patches, security enhancements, and even AirPlay 2 and Messages on iCloud functionality.

Once it’s released and in place, it’s then a case of welcoming the iOS 12 madness and watching as registered developers – and ultimately public testers – get to grips with everything that iOS 12 offers.

If you are currently running iOS 11.3.x, and have been waiting patiently for iOS 12, then mark Tuesday, May 29th in your diary as the very likely release date of iOS 11.4 final version.

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Alexa Recorded A Private Conversation In A Home And Sent It To A Random Contact, Amazon Explains What Exactly Happened

By | May 25th, 2018

Amazon has been forced to publicly explain how one of its Alexa-capable products ended up recording a private conversation between husband and wife and then sent that conversation to an employee of the husband.

If the explanation is to be believed, then it’s a case of a series of unfortunate events rather than being anything actively malicious or invasive.

According to an interview with Portland-based TV station Kiro 7, Alexa in an Amazon Echo device was able to record a conversation between a woman known as Danielle and her husband. Then, as if that recording wasn’t bad enough, the hardware then forwarded the full private conversation directly to an employee of Danielle’s husband, meaning that the individual was able to listen to the full conversation.

Amazon has confirmed that this incident did actually take place as stipulated in the TV interview but has clarified that the problem occurred due to Alexa mistakenly thinking it heard a series of commands:

Echo woke up due to a word in background conversation sounding like “Alexa.” Then, the subsequent conversation was heard as a “send message” request. At which point, Alexa said out loud “To whom?” At which point, the background conversation was interpreted as a name in the customer’s contact list. Alexa then asked out loud, “[contact name], right?” Alexa then interpreted background conversation as “right”. As unlikely as this string of events is, we are evaluating options to make this case even less likely.”

So, that’s the explanation by Amazon, as issued to The Verge. It’s great to read that Amazon is extremely aware that it all sounds entirely non-plausible that so many interpretations could be made that would trigger this series of events to occur. At best, the whole incident shows that Amazon – as well as other creators of digital assistants – still has a lot of work to do to ensure that this type of event doesn’t happen again. At worst, it highlights just how invasive digital assistants could be in our homes if they were indeed programmed to perform in a malicious way.

Still, if you actually have any Amazon hardware which runs Alexa, then you yourself will likely know that it’s prone to spontaneous acts of coming to life based on what it perceives to be keywords.

(Source: KIRO-TV)

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PUBG Mobile 0.7.1 Beta Rolls Out For iOS, Android

By | May 24th, 2018

The continuation of PUBG Mobile rolls on. Well, at least in China it does. Even though version 0.6.3 and 0.7.0 are still technically in beta, the team behind PUBG Mobile has announced that version 0.7.1 is also now rolling out in a beta capacity.

The PUBG Mobile team may have two main versions of the game out in the public domain – one which is available solely in China and the other which is a English global version – but it has also shown extreme willing and passion for continuously updating the game and ensuring that new features, functionality, and bug patches are rolled out on a semi-consistent basis to all gamers.

As we should all know by now, the Chinese version and global version aren’t exactly on par with one another, with this latest beta announcement suggesting that the Chinese version is likely to pull further ahead.

We don’t currently have an exhaustive list of whats going to be brought to the forefront of the game with this latest version but we do know enough to understand that it’s going to bring a lot of enjoyment to individuals who want additional firepower and accuracy when it comes to destroying targets within the battle zone.

Those enhancements include a new SLR gun with 3x and 6x scopes, as well as a whole array of new weapon attachments. Little else is known about this release at the moment but it’s highly likely that more will become transparent as soon as the beta goes live and gamers start to interact with the release.

But what does this mean for the future of PUBG Mobile in the immediate? Well, with two other versions currently in beta, we’d expect the PUBG team to start rolling version 0.6.3 out to public with almost immediate effect. That will mean that the team isn’t just handling and monitoring three different beta versions of the product but also gives the public on the whole something to sink their teeth into.

Given how popular PUBG Mobile is, and how popular these beta initiatives always prove to be, the general gaming public who love the title will be chomping at the bit to get their hands on just any new version of the game in order to experience the improvements.

We’ll keep you updated as and when anything further develops.

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Tech Deals: Jurassic Park 4K Collection, 15% Off Magnetic Wireless Charger Car Mount For iPhone, Xbox One X Bundle, More

By | May 24th, 2018

If you are after some of the finest technology and accessories that money can buy but you don’t want to part with the full recommended retail price for that luxury, then you have definitely come to the right place. Thanks to another installment of technology deals you are able to get some excellent hardware for yourself or a loved one without having to pay full price.

Starting off, we are looking at a fantastic deal on an Xbox One X bundle, complete with two games, and an extra controller for only $ 445.

Next up, we have a refurbished DJI Mavic Pro drone, as well as a robot vacuum cleaner from eufy. There’s also a 25th anniversary pack of Jurassic Park on 4K Blu-ray discs discounted by almost 50%. There’s more where that came from, so dive right in and check out the deals for yourself.

Magnetic Qi Wireless Fast Car Charger Mount For iPhone & Android ($ 29.75 with promo code, usually $ 44.95)

The title of this accessory should probably do a great job of giving away what it actually does. Yes, that’s right, if you get this accessory you are going to get a car-based mount which securely and magnetically holds your iOS or Android device in place and also gives it the power that it deserves if it’s Qi compatible. A great power accessory at a great price.

Best of all, you can grab this mount for only $ 29 using the following promo code at check out: MD1815OFF.

Buy: Magnetic Qi Wireless Fast Car Charger Mount For iPhone And Android from Chytah: $ 30 | Original price: $ 45

DJI Mavic Pro Drone – Refurb ($ 649.99, usually $ 799)

Drones are extremely fun and powerful pieces of kit to play with and interact with but if you are going to invest in a DJI Mavic Pro then you really need to have a serious use case for it. This certified refurbished product comes with up to 27-minutes of flight time on a full charge, a range of 4.3 miles, as well as a lightweight and foldable body making it highly portable. Oh, and you’re also going to get full 4K video out of it.

Buy: DJI Mavic Pro Drone from eBay: $ 649.99 | Original price: $ 799

Xbox One X 1TB Console + 2 Controllers + 2 Games Bundle ($ 445, usually $ 558)

Most people who have an interest in video gaming will already own a current-generation console but in case you don’t, or in case you want to purchase one for a loved one, here is a wonderful deal on one of Microsoft’s 4K gaming-capable Xbox One X consoles. It comes with an internal 1TB hard drive, complete with 2 Xbox One Wireless Controllers, and even copies of Titalfall 2 and Destiny 2 to keep you entertained.

Buy: Xbox One X 1TB Console + 2 Controllers + 2 Games Bundle from eBay: $ 445 | Original price: $ 558

eufy BoostIQ RoboVac ($ 186.99, usually $ 219.99)

This deal is going to net you an intelligent and automated robotic vacuum cleaner that will happily clean your home without making a fuss. This is the slimmest and most lightweight RoboVac model yet but which also boasts an increased suction power and a high-capacity lithium-ion battery to keep it chugging around your home for as long as possible.

Buy: eufy BoostIQ RoboVac from Amazon: $ 186.99 | Original price: $ 220

Jurassic Park 25th Anniversary Collection in 4K 8-Disc Set ($ 49.96, usually $ 79.98)

It seems total madness that Jurassic Park is 25 years old. If you are a fan of the series and would love to reminisce and watch them all in glorious 4K, then you can make this cut-price purchase and become the proud owner of Jurassic Park, Jurassic Park: The Lost World, Jurassic Park III, and Jurassic World in 8-disc 4K UHD Blu-ray set.

Buy: Jurassic Park 25th Anniversary Collection in 4K from Amazon: $ 49.96 | Original price: $ 80

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Tech Deals: 23% Off MacBook Pro With Touch Bar, 50% Off Overwatch Game, USB-C Car Charger, More

By | May 23rd, 2018

If you are in the mood to purchase some brand new video games, a gorgeous Apple MacBook Pro, or even a power-charging accessory which will definitely stand the test of time, but don’t want to have to be forced to pay full price for the hardware, then you have definitely come to the right place. Once again, we have another installment of technology deals, all of which are designed to expose technology that you know and love with a wallet-pleasing price-tag attached, dive right in and enjoy!

Let’s start off with the wonderful MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, coming in with a discount of 23%.

Next up we have is the Xbox One X console bundled with an extra controller, and of course discounted heavily. There’s also the Overwatch game for the Xbox One, PS4, and PC, discounted by 50%. Last but not the least is a fast car charger with USB-C and USB-A ports. As always, make sure you act quickly to grab the product of your choice from the list here as these deals are usually time sensitive and subject to stock levels. Enjoy the savings!

Overwatch – Game of the Year Edition for Xbox One, PS4 & PC ($ 29.99, usually $ 59.99)

You may not know it yet but you’re going to buy the Xbox One deal that’s listed below so you may as well get this amazing game to compliment that purchase – of course, it’s also available for PS4 and PC. If you want to experience the extraordinary on extraordinary hardware, and take the world as your battlefield, then this is the game for you. Check it out right now.

Buy: Overwatch – Game of the Year Edition for Xbox One, PS4 & PC from Amazon: $ 29.99 | Original price: $ 60

13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar – 256GB ($ 1,469.99, usually $ 1,899.99)

It’s probably fair to suggest that Apple’s MacBook Pro hardware doesn’t really need any introduction. It’s probably also fair to suggest that a lot of potential consumers have shied away from the hardware due to its price. Well, with this deal, you’re getting the gorgeous MacBook Pro complete with Touch Bar and a 256GB internal SSD with a fairly significant discount applied. This is the best time to purchase.

Buy: 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar – 256GB from eBay: $ 1,469.99 | Original price: $ 1,899

Anker PowerDrive II USB-C Car Charger ($ 22.49 with promo code, usually $ 29.99)

If you have ever found yourself in the position where you need to get some life on your mobile devices whilst driving then this is the accessory for you. It’s small, lightweight, highly portable, and will instantly act as the conduit between your vehicle and your mobile devices to get power into them with minimal fuss. It comes with support for an array of devices and offers PowerIQ 2.0 technology.

Best of all, this charger can be yours for only $ 22.49 using the following promo code at check out: ANKERPDC.

Buy: Anker PowerDrive II USB-C Car Charger from Amazon: $ 22.49 | Original price: $ 30

Xbox One X 1TB Console + 2 Xbox Wireless Controllers Bundle ($ 439, usually $ 559.99)

Sometimes it doesn’t really matter if your allegiances lie with Sony or Microsoft. When you see a deal as good as this you just need to remember that video gaming is highly exciting and Microsoft’s Xbox One X is up there at the top of the gaming hierarchy. This purchase is going to get you a 1TB console complete with an extra Xbox Wireless controller.

Buy: Xbox One X 1TB Console + Extra Xbox Wireless Controller from eBay: $ 439 | Original price: $ 560

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LocationSmart Vulnerability Allowed Millions Of U.S. Carrier Customers To Be Tracked Without Consent

By | May 22nd, 2018

There are all kinds of ways that information about us can be leaked or stolen, and unfortunately, that is seemingly proven on a daily basis.

Of all the bits of information that can go missing, our location data is perhaps the most worrying. According to Robert Xiao, a computer science student at Carnegie Mellon, a vulnerability in LocationSmart’s website has made the real-time location of million of phones available to anyone who knows how to access it. That’s bad news indeed.

If you’re unfamiliar with the name LocationSmart, that’s no real surprise. That doesn’t mean it’s a small time company, though, and it’s used by major phone carriers to collect location data from their users. Those include Sprint, Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile in the United States with that data then being sold to other companies for all manner of uses including for so-called cybersecurity. None of that matters when the data can be accessed by people who shouldn’t have access to it in the first place, though, and that’s exactly what is going on here.

The issue, according to Xiao, is that the website has a bug that enables anyone with the required knowledge to bypass the phone number verification process, giving them free reign and unfettered access to the real-time location of users across multiple carriers in both the United States and Canada.

If you make the same request with requesttype=locreq.json, you get the full location data, without receiving consent. This is the heart of the bug. Essentially, this requests the location data in JSON format, instead of the default XML format. For some reason, this also suppresses the consent (“subscription”) check.

Once the flaw was spotted, Xiao made it available to both the US-CERT and Brian Krebs who subsequently covered it on his blog, Krebs on Security. Here, Xiao explained how he was able to use the flaw to find the approximate longitude and latitude of multiple people who agreed to be tracked, to within 100 yards and 1.5 miles of their then-current locations. That, if nothing else, is terrifying.

“I stumbled upon this almost by accident, and it wasn’t terribly hard to do,” Xiao said. “This is something anyone could discover with minimal effort. And the gist of it is I can track most peoples’ cell phone without their consent.”

Xiao said his tests showed he could reliably query LocationSmart’s service to ping the cell phone tower closest to a subscriber’s mobile device. Xiao said he checked the mobile number of a friend several times over a few minutes while that friend was moving. By pinging the friend’s mobile network multiple times over several minutes, he was then able to plug the coordinates into Google Maps and track the friend’s directional movement.

The impacted web page is currently offline, although it’s unclear whether it will return and if so, whether the issue will have been sufficiently fixed before anything malicious can come of it.

(Sources: Robert Xiao, Krebs on Security)

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The Best Apple AirPods Accessories You Can Get [List]

By | May 20th, 2018

Apple’s AirPods are one of those unusual products that seems to be universally loved by everyone who owns it. While there are plenty of detractors, they all tend to be people who have never used them, with those who have generally well aware of what makes them so popular.

Being truly-wireless earphones, you may be forgiven for thinking that there are not all that many accessories available, after all it’s not like anything can plug into them. However, there are more accessories designed for the the AirPods than you might think, and some are actually rather impressive.

Wireless Bluetooth earphones that solve some of the connectivity issues that other alternatives struggle with while also being capable of lasting longer than most on a single charge, the AirPods look every bit the wireless earphones of the future. Apple has a hit on its hands, and most agree. Below you will find what we consider to be some of the best Apple AirPods accessories around, and some of them may be items that you are not familiar with. We’re sure everyone will be able to find something of use in this list.

Keeping in view the diverse audience we have from all corners of the world, the good news is that most of these items listed have free worldwide shipping, as well as some discounts applied. Also, in case any of you decide to get many of these accessories with the total of the cart exceeding that of $ 69, you can get additional 10% off using discount code: AIRPODS10OFF

Without further ado let’s get started shall we?

Tight-Fit Silicone Case in Multiple Colors – $ 9.95, down from $ 14.95: Available in a host of colors, these snug little silicone cases will not only provide optimum protection to your AirPods Case from bumps and scratches, but add some character to it as well.

Best of all, you can get all 6 colors for the price of just 4 using this coupon code at checkout: AIRP61

Buy: Tight-Fit AirPods Silicone Case in Multiple Colors: $ 9.95 | Original price: $ 15

Twelve South AirFly – $ 39.99:– As that name might suggest, AirFly is particularly suited to being used on an airplane where no wireless connectivity is available and you need to turn your wireless AirPods into something a bit more, well, wired.

Buy: Twelve South AirFly: $ 40

3-In-1 iPhone + AirPods + Apple Watch Charging Dock Station – $ 39.95, down from $ 49.95: There are lots and lots of iPhone chargers around, and there are almost as many Apple Watch chargers. There are some AirPods charging case chargers, too, and while Apple’s AirPower charging pad continues to be illusive, this is the nearest thing to Apple’s erstwhile offering that we know of. It’s a lot cheaper than we expect AirPower to be, too!

3-In-1 iPhone + AirPods + Apple Watch Charging Dock Station: $ 39.95 | Original price: $ 49.95

Carbon Fiber AirPods Skin – $ 9.95, down from $ 14.95: Apple’s AirPods look pretty amazing as far as we’re concerned, but if you’d like something a little more unique then this skin may be the way to go. Covering the AirPods and the case they sit in, the carbon fiber look may suit some.

Buy: Carbon Fiber Black AirPods Skin: $ 9.95 | Original price: $ 14.95

Apple AirPods Silicone Cover With Carabiner – $ 9.95, down from $ 19.95: Another way of making your charging case look a little different is to cover it in a silicone cover, and this one has an added benefit of having a built-in carabiner to help you keep it safe. Nobody wants to lose their AirPods!

Best of all, you can get all 4 colors for the price of 3 using this coupon code at checkout: APDC43

Buy: Apple AirPods Soft Silicone Cover: $ 9.95 | Original price: $ 20

AirPods Watch Band Holder Attachment – $ 9.95, down from $ 19.95: One of the more interesting solutions, this takes your AirPods and attaches them to your Apple Watch band for safe keeping.

Buy: AirPods Watch Band Holder Attachment: $ 9.95 | Original price: $ 19.95

Glowing-In-The-Dark Silicone Case – $ 8.95, down from $ 18.95: There are plenty of options in this list for keeping AirPods and their charging case safe and sound, but what about finding those things in the dark? This case offers protection while also being made of glow-in-the-dark material!

Buy: Glowing Silicone AirPods Case: $ 8.95 | Original price: $ 19

Magnetic Silicone Strap for AirPods – $ 15.95, down from $ 34.95: – Wearing your AirPods can sometimes be a nerve wracking affair because they are so easy to lose. This magnetic strap connects both AirPods together and wraps around your neck, meaning even if one falls out it won’t go missing. Genius!

Buy: Magnetic Silicone Strap for AirPods: $ 15.95 | Original price: $ 34.95

Leather Case for AirPods – $ 14.95, down from $ 29.95: If silicone isn’t your idea of the perfect case material, how about leather? Available in multiple colors, this case also comes with a clip to help keep it safe and sound around your waste or attached to a bag.

Best of all, you can get all the available 5 colors for the price of just 3 using this coupon code at checkout: APLC53

Buy: Leather Case for AirPods: $ 14.95 | Original price: $ 29.95

Durable Sports Apple AirPods Case With Carabiner – $ 15.95, down from $ 29.95: Yet another way of keeping the charging case save, this case offers military grade impact protection to ensure everything stays safe and sound when you’re out and about.

Buy: Durable Apple AirPods Silicone Case With Carabiner: $ 15.95 | Original price: $ 30

AirPods Charging Dock for Desk – $ 14.95, down from $ 29.95: The AirPods are great at lasting a long time between charges and they’re even better at getting juice from their charging case, too. That case obviously needs power of its own though, and this charging stand is one way of taking care of that.

Available in multiple color options and is made of soft silicone material to give it a unique touch.

Buy: AirPods Charging Dock for Desk: $ 14.95 | Original price: $ 29.95

Better-Fit Earplugs for AirPods – $ 7.95, down from $ 14.95: Made of soft silicone, these earplugs are designed for those who can’t get AirPods to sit in place in their ears.

Best of all, you can get them in any 6 colors of your choice out of seven available for the price of just 4 using this coupon code at checkout: APEP64

Buy: Better-Fit Earplugs for Apple AirPods : $ 7.95 | Original price: $ 29.95

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Apple, Samsung Patent Infringement Trial Final Verdict Approaches As Closing Arguments Are Presented

By | May 20th, 2018

There have been so many times where Apple and Samsung lawyers have found themselves squaring up against one another that it’s almost old hat at this point, but the two teams presented their closing arguments in the latest spat this past Friday with Apple arguing that Samsung’s past infringement of two utility and three design patents is worth more than a billion dollars.

Samsung claims it should hand over considerably less – just $ 28 million.

The crux of the case is that Apple wishes damages to be calculated based on the full value of phones sold that were deemed to infringe on its patents. Samsung conversely believes that the fee should be more closely related to the parts of the devices that were infringed upon. It’s this that Apple counsel Bill Lee questioned during his cross examination of accountant Michael J. Wagner.

Lee asked whether Samsung’s own balance sheets are based on profits for individual parts of smartphones, such as displays and housings. Wagner, in saying that this was not the case, played into Apple’s hands somewhat.

With final arguments now out of the way, Judge Lucy Koh has instructed jurors to make a decision based on four specific rules.

1. The scope of the design claimed in Apple’s patent, including the drawing and written
description;
2. The relative prominence of the design within the product as a whole;
3. Whether the design is conceptually distinct from the product as a whole; and
4. The physical relationship between the patented design and the rest of the product, including whether the design pertains to a component that a user or seller can physically separate from the product as a whole, and whether the design is embodied in a component that is manufactured separately from the rest of the product, or if the component can be sold separately.

Apple marketing VP Greg Joswiak had previously said that Apple was “betting the company” on the success of the iPhone, alluding to its importance to the company both during its early years and as the company’s biggest product today. Apple clearly wants Samsung to pay, and pay big for ripping off its work at a time when there was so much riding on the iPhone and its successors.

Jurors were unable to reach a verdict on Friday and will reconvene on Monday.

(Via: AppleInsider)

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Apple AirPort Wireless Router Supplies Are Now Dwindling Following Discontinuation Of The Product Line

By | May 19th, 2018

The world already knows that Apple has no plans whatsoever to manufacture any new AirPort wireless routers. That decision was taken a while ago by the Cupertino-based company, and now, on the back of that announcement, global consumers are starting to see the effect with supplies of AirPort hardware dwindling on a global scale.

If you happened to be in the market for a brand new Apple AirPort wireless Express, Extreme, or Time Capsule but were planning on holding off in the hope that Apple would reduce the price of the hardware as it looks to clear inventory, then you better rethink that strategy.

With Apple no longer producing new units of the aforementioned devices, and with consumers still actually purchasing them via Apple’s own outlets, it hasn’t taken long for stock levels to get down to critical levels with AirPort Extreme actually showing as being entirely sold out via Apple’s Online Store.

European consumers in countries like the United Kingdom, Germany, France, and Italy, will also be having no luck whatsoever with no AirPort models at all available online. It’s still possible for consumers to get their hands on AirPort Time Capsule and AirPort Express but even those stocks are expected to deplete in the near future. It’s possible to purchase direct via Apple or official Apple resellers but it’s highly likely that it won’t be long until all of that stock is gone and the AirPort range is banished into the sands of time.

It isn’t all doom and gloom for those who already have an AirPort-branded accessory in their life, though. Apple isn’t instantly dumping those consumers and cutting off support. Tim Cook’s company will still be offering emergency and security-based updates for AirPort accessories but that’s where it will stop. There will be no additional hardware designed or manufactured by Apple, meaning that anyone seeking that type of hardware or experience will be forced to look elsewhere.

It’s been a decent run for Apple’s AirPort hardware, with many consumers all over the world opting to allow Apple to handle their needs with the relatively inexpensive units. It seems that the company no longer wants or needs that business so it will be interesting to see who picks up that slice of the market once stock levels are entirely gone.

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