U.S. House Approves Bill Making Smartphone Unlocking Legal, Obama Pledges to Sign it Into Law

By Juli Clover

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We’re one step closer to being able to legally unlock smartphones again, as the United States House of Representatives today passed legislation that legalizes cell phone unlocking, unanimously voting in favor of the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act.

The Act was approved by the Senate …read more

Source: MacRumors.com

Buyer’s Guide: Discounts on MacBook Air, Retina MacBook Pro, AppleCare, and Apple Accessories [Mac Blog]

By Juli Clover

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This week’s Buyer’s Guide includes deals on the MacBook Air, the Retina MacBook Pro, and AppleCare, as well as an array of Apple-related accessories that are currently on sale.

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Apple’s MacBook Air is currently available for up to $150 off at Best Buy, with Adorama, Amazon, …read more

Source: MacRumors.com

Verizon to Begin Spot Throttling of High-Usage Customers on Unlimited LTE Plans [iOS Blog]

By Eric Slivka

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Following a report by Droid Life yesterday, Verizon has now confirmed to Gigaom that starting October 1 the carrier will begin spot throttling of certain high-usage customers connecting to carrier’s LTE network. The policy affects users on grandfathered unlimited data plans that are no longer offered and who …read more

Source: MacRumors.com

Bose Sues Beats for Patent Infringement Over Noise-Cancelling Headphones

By Juli Clover

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Bose today filed a lawsuit against Beats Electronics, accusing Beats of infringing on a number of patents related to noise cancellation and other audio technologies (via TechCrunch). The lawsuit accuses Beats Studio and Studio Wireless branded headphones, which advertise “Adaptive Noise Cancellation,” of violating five separate Bose patents in …read more

Source: MacRumors.com

Apple’s Quarterly Spending Points to Major Product Launches, Significant Revenue Growth

By Kelly Hodgkins

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Looking at Apple’s quarterly SEC quarterly filing, Katy Huberty of Morgan Stanley believes Apple’s revenue is poised to explode in the coming quarters. Huberty based her prediction on increases in Apple’s off-balance sheet commitments, which have a historical correlation with revenue growth.

Off-balance sheet commitments are those investments in …read more

Source: MacRumors.com

Apple Begins Mass Production of 4.7-Inch iPhone 6, 5.5-Inch Model and iPads Start in September

By Kelly Hodgkins

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China media sources (via GforGames) report that mass production of Apple’s 4.7-inch iPhone is underway ahead of the phone’s expected fall launch. These same sources claim the 5.5-inch version of the iPhone 6 has not entered mass production, further suggesting that the launch timeframe for this larger iPhone …read more

Source: MacRumors.com

Sense Sleep Monitor Tracks Sleep Behavior and Bedroom Environment [iOS Blog]

By Richard Padilla

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Hello Inc’s new Kickstarter project Sense is an iOS-compatible sleep tracking system that allows users to monitor their sleep patterns and bedroom environments without the need for intrusive hardware.

The primary Sense device is a glow-in-the-dark polycarbonate orb that derives data from factors such as noise, light, …read more

Source: MacRumors.com