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Lilbits: Apple v Epic, Apple v Masimo, Microsoft Copilot v your wallet, and Motorola’s new budget phone

The legal battle between Epic Games and Apple that began in 2020 has now come to an end. The US Supreme Court has declined to hear appeals from either company, which means lower court rulings will remain in effect. For the most part that’s a win for Apple. But there is one significant change that’s […]

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Lilbits: Some Apple Watch sales “paused” due to patent dispute, Google’s Stadia Controller Bluetooth conversion tool gets another year of life

Apple has made fitness features a key selling point for its Apple Watch products since day one. And over time the company has added new fitness features to some models. But one recent feature is causing a bit of a headache. In October the US Internal Trade Commission ruled that Apple’s system for monitoring a user’s […]

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Live updates from Apple’s “Far Out” event (iPhone 14, Apple Watch Series 8, and new AirPods Pro)

Apple’s fall 2022 product launch event is here. The company is expected to unveil the iPhone 14 series of smartphones, Apple Watch 8 series, and other products. Here are live updates from Apple’s Far Out event, with the most recent news at the top of the page. Update: The event has ended, and Apple has […]

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Lilbits: MacBook Self Service repairs could get pricy, Apple will unveil the iPhone 14 on September 7th, and Google launches new Fitbit wearables

Earlier this year Apple introduced a Self Service Repair program that lets customers purchase genuine Apple parts, use official repair guides, and even rent the same equipment Apple uses to perform repairs. At launch, the company offered everything you needed to repair recent iPhones. Now Apple has expanded to cover MacBook laptops as well. But […]

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Lilbits: Apple Watch Series 8 and Samsung Galaxy Watch5 leaks, hacker reimagines Game Boy as a landscape device

Apple and Samsung are both set to launch new smartwatches later this year… and neither is doing a great job of keeping a lid on the top secret plans. Bloomberg reports that Apple will debut a new “extreme sports” model with a rugged design and bigger battery, while Samsung is allegedly planning to introduce a […]

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Lilbits: Apple Watch, Apple One, and the PinePhone Manjaro Community Edition

Apple announced two new iPads today, including a faster entry-level iPad and the new 4th-gen iPad Air, which is the first device to ship with a 5nm Apple A14 processor. But the company also unveiled the new Apple Watch Series 6 and Apple Watch SE as well as a new Apple One subscription bundle that […]

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Apple Watch is becoming a standalone device with its own App Store and more

The Apple Watch has been a smartphone companion since it first launched. But the next version of watchOS changes that. For the first time, Apple says its smartwatch will support standalone apps that run only on the Apple Watch itself — no iPhone companion app required. Developers can also use new APIs including a streaming […]

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Apple Watch Series 4 feature bigger screens, thinner bodies

Apple is updating its wearable lineup with a new line of smartwatches featuring bigger displays that cover more of the front of the watch. The displays also now feature curved edges. And the software the powers Apple Watch has also been updated with new features and support for new apps. The Apple Watch Series 4 […]

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Report: Apple developing MicroLED display tech for thinner, brighter, more efficient gadgets

Apple tends to get a lot of credit for releasing gadgets with solid specs, sleek design, and excellent build quality. But the company actually outsources a lot of its components. For example, Apple tends to tap rivals like Samsung or LG for its displays. Now Bloomberg reports Apple is developing its own display technology in-house, […]

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Apple introduces Watch Series 3 (with cellular)

Apple is introducing its first smartwatch with cellular capabilities. The new Apple Watch Series 3 also features a new dual-core processor that the company says is 70 percent faster, and there’s a new W2 wireless chip for WiFi and Bluetooth and a barometric altimeter that can track stairs climbed, among other things for improved fitness […]

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IDC: Xiaomi and Apple overtake Fitbit in wearable shipments

IDC has been tracking shipments of wearable gadgets including fitness trackers and smartwatches for the past few years. And for much of that time, Fitbit has been at the top of the list, shipping more devices than any other company in this space. But that trend has been changing in recent years, with Chinese device […]