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He’s unequivocally not happy.

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He could have been an bomb Samsung fan.

He could simply have been a male with domestic leanings toward outline violence.

What seems clear, during slightest according to a video posted online Thursday, is that a male walked into a French Apple store and began outstanding as many iPhones as he could find (and a MacBook).

With a petanque ball.

Petanque balls, used in a diversion identical to bocce, are customarily utterly heavy. They’re excellent instruments of damage. But because would he have a petanque round with him?

Had he only been sipping a kir royale and personification with his friends during a nation house?

Or competence he have brought a round with him privately to wreak destruction?

Well, he did have a cream glove with him, maybe to ideal his grip.

The video was posted to Twitter by @Quentin_IOS and has given been taken down (though it can still be noticed on YouTube.) @Quentin IOS declined to give me his genuine name though pronounced a movement occurred in Dijon. He told me a crony of his had shot a video and sent it to him. It’s already been retweeted some-more than 13,000 times.

@QuentinIOS pronounced he believed a male had asked for a refund, though a store had refused.

Indeed, a male exclaims on a video: “Ladies and gentlemen, Apple is a association that disregarded European consumers’ rights.”

He added, “They refused to repay me, we told them ‘Give me my income back’. They pronounced no. So we know what’s happening? This is happening.”

Apple didn’t immediately respond to a ask for criticism on this happening.

The unnamed man, who we comprehend could really good have been orchestrating a broadside attempt of some sort, seemed really prudent in his smashing. He picked a honest phones up, placed them on a list and afterwards rammed a petanque balls into their souls.

He was finally accosted by confidence personnel. He attempted to run away, though a group in uniform were faster.

A small assertive shoving and throat-clutching followed, until a male was pushed by a doorway in a selling mall.

Thursday, Apple expelled an ad that speedy business to demonstrate themselves better. we feel sincerely certain that this man’s actions aren’t utterly what a association had in mind.

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THE APPLE BYTE EXTRA CRUNCHY SHOW NOTES:

Apple Likely Aiming for Late Oct Launch of Redesigned MacBook Pro

Apple Invents a Magnetic Array System Allowing an Apple Pencil to Securely Attach to an iPad +

Apple Submits Mystery ‘Wireless Device’ With Bluetooth and NFC to FCC

Angry patron accidentally smashes adult iPhones in a French Apple Store

Apple Music Beats Spotify, Pandora, and Others in J.D. Power Customer Satisfaction Study

Drake’s ‘Views’ exceeds 1B streams on Apple Music

The CW’s New Apple TV App Doesn’t Require a Cable Subscription to Watch

Black shawl confidence association increases annuity to $1.5M as iOS 10 ‘much harder to exploit’

iPHONE NEWS:

iPhone 7 Camera Test Touts Excellent Exposure, Lower Noise, and Richer Colors

Jet Black iPhones Face Global Shortage as New Color Proves Difficult to Manufacture

ILDOCK lets we use your connected headphone while charging your iPhone 7. You can also supplement storage around SD, TF and USB ports with Plus

Sketchy news from Apple offices in Israel says 2017 phone is being referred to as a iPhone 8

Geniuses Say Apple Knows About iPhone 6 ‘Touch Disease’, Won’t Admit It Publicly

SOCIAL NETWORKING:

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With grant from Stephen Beacham.

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THE APPLE BYTE EXTRA CRUNCHY SHOW NOTES:

Apple Likely Aiming for Late Oct Launch of Redesigned MacBook Pro

Apple Invents a Magnetic Array System Allowing an Apple Pencil to Securely Attach to an iPad +

Apple Submits Mystery ‘Wireless Device’ With Bluetooth and NFC to FCC

Angry patron accidentally smashes adult iPhones in a French Apple Store

Apple Music Beats Spotify, Pandora, and Others in J.D. Power Customer Satisfaction Study

Drake’s ‘Views’ exceeds 1B streams on Apple Music

The CW’s New Apple TV App Doesn’t Require a Cable Subscription to Watch

Black shawl confidence association increases annuity to $1.5M as iOS 10 ‘much harder to exploit’

iPHONE NEWS:

iPhone 7 Camera Test Touts Excellent Exposure, Lower Noise, and Richer Colors

Jet Black iPhones Face Global Shortage as New Color Proves Difficult to Manufacture

ILDOCK lets we use your connected headphone while charging your iPhone 7. You can also supplement storage around SD, TF and USB ports with Plus

Sketchy news from Apple offices in Israel says 2017 phone is being referred to as a iPhone 8

Geniuses Say Apple Knows About iPhone 6 ‘Touch Disease’, Won’t Admit It Publicly

SOCIAL NETWORKING:

Tweet during Brian Tong on Twitter

Tweet to Stephen Beacham on Twitter

With grant from Stephen Beacham.

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The genuine sorcery of a Internet of Things happens when inclination work together.

It will be sorcery when Siri, on your iPhone, can adjust your thermostat or endorse that we sealed a behind door; when your doorway close can tell your sound complement you’re home and we don’t even have to pull a symbol to start a music.

That’s not a existence we live in today, since many inclination can’t speak to any other. Without a common language, this sorcery can’t happen.

Apple (through HomeKit) and Google (through Connect with Nest) have introduced programs to capacitate this form of communication. As owners of a dual widespread mobile phone platforms, they are both well-positioned to set standards for in-home device communication.

And yet, Connect with Nest adoption is light years forward of HomeKit. Looking during a numbers: Apple’s website currently boasts HomeKit-compatible inclination from 7 manufacturers. The Works with Nest page shows 95.

Nest connects to soaking machines, pet feeders and baby monitors. HomeKit works with Philips lights and not most else.

Apple’s been creation inclination for a prolonged time. They’re in a lot some-more homes than Nest, and their sell stores should give them a extensive advantage in attracting partners. Also, joining to iPhone should be easy. So because does Nest have an sequence of bulk some-more device partners?

Hardware is slow, module is fast

The elemental disproportion in proceed is one of hardware contra software. Apple requires hardware integration. Nest does integrations in a cloud.

Our group built one of a initial devices that connected to Nest. The formation and acceptance exam routine took one operative a few days to complete. Nearly all happens in a cloud, not on a user’s internal Wi-Fi network.

It didn’t harm that we were well-supported by a group during Nest, or that their support is publicly accessible and excellent. Or that Firebase is awesome. (Google indeed acquired Firebase — maybe usually to make Works With Nest even better?)

Apple does things totally differently.

You have to request for entrance to a MFi developer module to even demeanour during a support for HomeKit hardware integration. Seriously, we have to wait weeks for capitulation usually to review a HomeKit device requirements.

Apple requires an authentication chip be combined to your hardware that we can usually buy from them. Existing products can not be connected to HomeKit but this change to their electrical design.

You also have to build your product with one of their authorized manufacturers. If your stream manufacturer is not on a list, we contingency pierce your line to a new factory. You have to exam and plead your device in one of Apple’s authorized labs. we know there are usually a few of them  —  a crony here in San Francisco had to send his inclination to a U.K. for testing.

I’ve even listened that Apple reviews your wrapping to make certain a colors don’t strife with their branding schemes. I’m overtly selecting not to trust that that’s loyal —  but maybe it is.

Integrations go in a cloud

Most importantly, Apple requires most of a device-to-device formation to occur on a internal Wi-Fi network  —  rather than speak to servers, your device talks to an iPhone by a internal Wi-Fi network, and a iPhone talks to a other devices. That means that HomeKit proof contingency be baked into a firmware on a device itself, and any destiny modifications or extensions of a complement meant updating that firmware.

This is not how it’s ostensible to work in a days of a internet.

Devices should be connected to a cloud. In a cloud, servers can speak to any other. We can repair bugs but unsure over-the-air firmware updates.

To be clear, there is a place for non-cloud connectors between devices. We used to boat a song synchronization device, and a low-latency communications we indispensable compulsory internal communication. Nest offers a Weave height for internal communication between devices, too. Bluetooth inclination can’t bond to a Wi-Fi entrance point, so they need to promulgate with a phone directly.

But there’s no reason to require integration during a device turn when we can do it in a cloud.

This is nuts

It’s bizarre to me that Apple can get this so wrong. It’s like in a universe with email, they’re seeking us to use a fax machine.

My initial suspicion is that they competence wish to extent a apportion of inclination to urge a normal quality. If they make it costly enough, maybe usually a best inclination will get through.

The Amazon reviews on First Alert’s HomeKit fume detector suggest otherwise. In today’s day and age it’s mostly not a abounding companies building a best devices.

Maybe it’s usually that Apple essentially still thinks like a hardware company. That is, when they consider of integrations, they instinctively start with lists of hardware requirements.

Whatever their goal, a finish outcome is that HomeKit is going to destroy unless Apple changes the approach. I wish they do. God knows Nest could use a healthy competitor.

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The genuine sorcery of a Internet of Things happens when inclination work together.

It will be sorcery when Siri, on your iPhone, can adjust your thermostat or endorse that we sealed a behind door; when your doorway close can tell your sound complement you’re home and we don’t even have to pull a symbol to start a music.

That’s not a existence we live in today, since many inclination can’t speak to any other. Without a common language, this sorcery can’t happen.

Apple (through HomeKit) and Google (through Connect with Nest) have introduced programs to capacitate this form of communication. As owners of a dual widespread mobile phone platforms, they are both well-positioned to set standards for in-home device communication.

And yet, Connect with Nest adoption is light years forward of HomeKit. Looking during a numbers: Apple’s website currently boasts HomeKit-compatible inclination from 7 manufacturers. The Works with Nest page shows 95.

Nest connects to soaking machines, pet feeders and baby monitors. HomeKit works with Philips lights and not most else.

Apple’s been creation inclination for a prolonged time. They’re in a lot some-more homes than Nest, and their sell stores should give them a extensive advantage in attracting partners. Also, joining to iPhone should be easy. So because does Nest have an sequence of bulk some-more device partners?

Hardware is slow, module is fast

The elemental disproportion in proceed is one of hardware contra software. Apple requires hardware integration. Nest does integrations in a cloud.

Our group built one of a initial devices that connected to Nest. The formation and acceptance exam routine took one operative a few days to complete. Nearly all happens in a cloud, not on a user’s internal Wi-Fi network.

It didn’t harm that we were well-supported by a group during Nest, or that their support is publicly accessible and excellent. Or that Firebase is awesome. (Google indeed acquired Firebase — maybe usually to make Works With Nest even better?)

Apple does things totally differently.

You have to request for entrance to a MFi developer module to even demeanour during a support for HomeKit hardware integration. Seriously, we have to wait weeks for capitulation usually to review a HomeKit device requirements.

Apple requires an authentication chip be combined to your hardware that we can usually buy from them. Existing products can not be connected to HomeKit but this change to their electrical design.

You also have to build your product with one of their authorized manufacturers. If your stream manufacturer is not on a list, we contingency pierce your line to a new factory. You have to exam and plead your device in one of Apple’s authorized labs. we know there are usually a few of them  —  a crony here in San Francisco had to send his inclination to a U.K. for testing.

I’ve even listened that Apple reviews your wrapping to make certain a colors don’t strife with their branding schemes. I’m overtly selecting not to trust that that’s loyal —  but maybe it is.

Integrations go in a cloud

Most importantly, Apple requires most of a device-to-device formation to occur on a internal Wi-Fi network  —  rather than speak to servers, your device talks to an iPhone by a internal Wi-Fi network, and a iPhone talks to a other devices. That means that HomeKit proof contingency be baked into a firmware on a device itself, and any destiny modifications or extensions of a complement meant updating that firmware.

This is not how it’s ostensible to work in a days of a internet.

Devices should be connected to a cloud. In a cloud, servers can speak to any other. We can repair bugs but unsure over-the-air firmware updates.

To be clear, there is a place for non-cloud connectors between devices. We used to boat a song synchronization device, and a low-latency communications we indispensable compulsory internal communication. Nest offers a Weave height for internal communication between devices, too. Bluetooth inclination can’t bond to a Wi-Fi entrance point, so they need to promulgate with a phone directly.

But there’s no reason to require integration during a device turn when we can do it in a cloud.

This is nuts

It’s bizarre to me that Apple can get this so wrong. It’s like in a universe with email, they’re seeking us to use a fax machine.

My initial suspicion is that they competence wish to extent a apportion of inclination to urge a normal quality. If they make it costly enough, maybe usually a best inclination will get through.

The Amazon reviews on First Alert’s HomeKit fume detector suggest otherwise. In today’s day and age it’s mostly not a abounding companies building a best devices.

Maybe it’s usually that Apple essentially still thinks like a hardware company. That is, when they consider of integrations, they instinctively start with lists of hardware requirements.

Whatever their goal, a finish outcome is that HomeKit is going to destroy unless Apple changes the approach. I wish they do. God knows Nest could use a healthy competitor.

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NEW YORK A sovereign jury in Texas on Friday night systematic Apple Inc to compensate some-more than $302 million in indemnification for regulating VirnetX Holding Corp’s law internet confidence record though accede in facilities including a FaceTime video conferencing application.

The outcome came in a new hearing in Tyler, Texas that had been systematic by a decider in a case, Robert Schroeder, who final Aug threw out VirnetX’s $625.6 million win over Apple from a prior hearing since he pronounced jurors in that box might have been confused.

VirnetX and Apple have been fighting over patents for years. The box began in 2010 when VirnetX, a Nevada-based obvious licensor, filed fit in a Eastern District of Texas sovereign court, claiming transgression of 4 patents for secure networks, famous as practical private networks, and secure communications links.

A jury in 2012 awarded $368.2 million in damages, though a U.S. Court of Appeals for a Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C., partly overturned that verdict, observant there were problems with how a hearing decider educated jurors on calculating damages.

On remand, VirnetX’s dual suits were combined, and in February, a jury returned with an even bigger verdict, $625.6 million, one of a top ever in a U.S. obvious case.

However, Schroeder after voided a result, observant that a steady references to a progressing box could have confused jurors and were astray to Apple.

In a latest trial, jurors were asked to establish indemnification on dual VirnetX patents that Apple had already been found to infringe, and to establish both transgression and indemnification on another dual patents. The $302.4 million endowment was in line with what VirnetX had been demanding.

Apple mouthpiece Rachel Tulley declined to comment. An profession for VirnetX could not immediately be reached. According to justice documents, Apple is to face another justice move over either it willfully infringed a patents, that could lead to aloft damages.

Apple will also have to contend with a hearing in a second lawsuit VirnetX filed opposite Apple over newer versions of Apple confidence features, as good as a iMessage application.

Many obvious cases are rubbed in a Texas court, that has a repute for awarding auspicious verdicts to plaintiffs alleging infringement.

VirnetX had been reserved a 4 patents by Science Applications International Corp in 2006, justice papers show.

The box is VirnetX Inc v. Apple Inc, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas, No. 10-417.

(Reporting by Andrew Chung in New York; Editing by Christian Schmollinger)

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NEW YORK A sovereign jury in Texas on Friday night systematic Apple Inc to compensate some-more than $302 million in indemnification for regulating VirnetX Holding Corp’s law internet confidence record though accede in facilities including a FaceTime video conferencing application.

The outcome came in a new hearing in Tyler, Texas that had been systematic by a decider in a case, Robert Schroeder, who final Aug threw out VirnetX’s $625.6 million win over Apple from a prior hearing since he pronounced jurors in that box might have been confused.

VirnetX and Apple have been fighting over patents for years. The box began in 2010 when VirnetX, a Nevada-based obvious licensor, filed fit in a Eastern District of Texas sovereign court, claiming transgression of 4 patents for secure networks, famous as practical private networks, and secure communications links.

A jury in 2012 awarded $368.2 million in damages, though a U.S. Court of Appeals for a Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C., partly overturned that verdict, observant there were problems with how a hearing decider educated jurors on calculating damages.

On remand, VirnetX’s dual suits were combined, and in February, a jury returned with an even bigger verdict, $625.6 million, one of a top ever in a U.S. obvious case.

However, Schroeder after voided a result, observant that a steady references to a progressing box could have confused jurors and were astray to Apple.

In a latest trial, jurors were asked to establish indemnification on dual VirnetX patents that Apple had already been found to infringe, and to establish both transgression and indemnification on another dual patents. The $302.4 million endowment was in line with what VirnetX had been demanding.

Apple mouthpiece Rachel Tulley declined to comment. An profession for VirnetX could not immediately be reached. According to justice documents, Apple is to face another justice move over either it willfully infringed a patents, that could lead to aloft damages.

Apple will also have to contend with a hearing in a second lawsuit VirnetX filed opposite Apple over newer versions of Apple confidence features, as good as a iMessage application.

Many obvious cases are rubbed in a Texas court, that has a repute for awarding auspicious verdicts to plaintiffs alleging infringement.

VirnetX had been reserved a 4 patents by Science Applications International Corp in 2006, justice papers show.

The box is VirnetX Inc v. Apple Inc, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas, No. 10-417.

(Reporting by Andrew Chung in New York; Editing by Christian Schmollinger)

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Apple and Aetna both have something to benefit from a new partnership that allows Aetna business to get ignored Apple Watches by their insurance: Your data.

Aetna business who opt to squeeze Apple Watches by a partnership between a dual companies will be pity their health information with a tech hulk and a word provider. 

Aetna and Apple announced Tuesday that a word provider would be a initial to finance purchases of a Apple Watch for a customers. Along with a Apple Watch subsidy, Aetna will rise iOS apps around medical care, medical billing, Aetna word skeleton and confluence to medication. 

Those apps, and their pairing with iOS devices, will yield information to both Aetna and Apple, an Aetna orator confirmed. Apple declined to comment.

The information — during a aggregate, not sold turn — will be associated to “usage adoption” and “benefits achieved by participants,” Aetna orator Ethan Slavin said. He declined to criticism on what metrics would be enclosed in those dual categories. The information will be common between both companies. 

Usage adoption expected covers how Aetna business are regulating their Apple Watches for health purposes. But advantages achieved could some-more closely lane with sold health data, including health metrics like weight and activity or cholesterol and blood pressure.

That’s useful information for an insurer to have — and some-more information than some consumers competence wish to share, even during an total level. 

Data like that could be used to adjust word premiums, pull new products and services in a some-more tailored approach to people and for medical purposes, pronounced Roeen Roashan, a comparison researcher for digital health during IHS Markit. 

“Knowing how people sleep, breathe, stay active is good to know for providers,” Roashan said.  

There is some concern, Roashan noted, over either a use of such trackers should be taken into comment when deliberation a person’s altogether health. Some investigate has questioned a tangible health advantages of aptness trackers

“The confidence concerns that might have tangible health implications can turn genuine if a use of a ‘prescribed’ device directly affects a diagnosis, a dose of medicine or provides any superintendence that has life or genocide implications,” Roashan added. 

The information is also useful for Apple, that is ramping adult a entrance into a health space. 

The tech hulk has already speedy health information tracking by a CareKit and ResearchKit frameworks, that yield developers a ability to emanate iOS apps related to investigate or caring though building them from scratch. ResearchKit has helped researchers get participants to improved lane information about themselves for studies, while apps done by CareKit offer identical tracking advantages for users’ possess health. 

Apple acquired Gliimpse, a personal health information startup with a identical focus, progressing this year. That was a company’s initial famous merger in a digital health industry. 

Apple has also promoted a Apple Watch as a health-related product, highlighting a H2O and persperate insurgency for practice during September’s Apple event. 

The US medical attention is value during slightest $2.8 trillion, according to a news from Deloitte. If Apple can engrain itself serve among a insurers, medical providers and consumers who make adult those trillions, it opens adult a outrageous marketplace during a time when Apple is confronting critical foe from other smartphone makers as good as questions about either a days of expansion are over. 

For Aetna, a partnership also has some financial benefits. Encouraging aptness tracking and healthy behaviors can save a insurer income in a prolonged run — even yet business who opt to squeeze an Apple Watch won’t be compulsory to use a health apps in any way. 

“Of march Apple will be shipping some-more Apple Watches, and their footprint in medical will grow, though it is Aetna’s rendezvous with their member that will assist from this partnership,” Roashan said.  

Other insurers have also introduced wearables to their customers, citing identical long-term benefits. 

Cigna gives a business a 20-to-50 percent bonus on FitBits and MisFit wearables. UnitedHealthcare offers a business during participating employers a Trio Tracker for giveaway by a partnership with health record association QualComm Life. 

“If we can get people adult and moving, we know that has a intensity to revoke a superiority of plumpness and diabetes,” UnitedHealthcare orator Will Shanley said. “It’s a warden approach to get wellness integrated into employers’ day-to-day operations.” 

But no other insurers offer a Apple Watch, that does a lot some-more than lane health and activity — and carries a significantly heftier cost tab than other wearables. Apple Watches operation from $269 to some-more than $1,000, compared to around $100 for many wearables. 

A Cigna orator pronounced his association is in consistent review with many companies operative in health technology, that would expected embody Apple. Shanley pronounced he couldn’t contend that companies UnitedHealthcare has discussed a zone with. 

The Apple Watch models accessible to Aetna business will change by employer, Slavin said. Aetna’s 50,000 employees are a initial to be supposing with Apple Watches, in their box giveaway of charge. In that scenario, a employees were means to select from all of Apple’s models.

For other Aetna customers, a insurer will finance a “significant portion” and business can compensate off a rest by monthly payroll deductions. Individuals, not their employers, will be a ones to squeeze a Apple Watch. Aetna declined to divulge accurately how most of a Apple Watch it would compensate for. 

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