iPhones still in use, Lightroom app, Qualcomm action, tvOS 10.2.2, Nokia health, Speidel Watch bands


The classic Speidel watch band is now available for Apple Watch

Almost two-thirds of all iPhones are still being used — Nearly two-thirds of iPhones sold since the 2007 launch remain in use, according to data from Newzoo (as cited by Digitimes). The market intelligence firm says that 728 million Apple smartphones remained in use as of April, which represents about 63% of all iPhones sold in the past decade.

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2.8.0 update for iPhone brings 3D Touch to brush selection tool — Adobe has updated its Lightroom app for iPhone and iPad, with changes to the brush selection tool, in-app camera fixes, and support for the latest digital cameras and lenses.

Four Apple manufacturers launch antitrust complaint against Qualcomm, with Apple’s backing — Four of Apple’s manufacturing partners (Hon Hai/Foxconn, Compal, Wistron, and Pegatron) have filed counterclaims against Qualcomm, accusing the chipmaker of violating two sections of the Sherman Antitrust Act. [Is this practical or use vindictive?]

Apple Releases tvOS 10.2.2, a Security Release — Apple has released tvOS 10.2.2. Apple notoriously doesn’t include patch notes for most tvOS releases, but like the other updates released on Wednesday, this is likely a maintenance and security release.

Apple once again selling Nokia health accessories — Back in April of 2016, Nokia bought connected-body accessory manufacturer Withings, a company that makes the Body Cardioand Body+ smart scales, Thermo Thermometer, and BPM+ Blood Pressure Monitor. Due to a patent battle with Nokia over intellectual property licensing, Apple pulled the products from sale at Apple retail and online stores.

The two companies settled their differences in May of 2017, with Apple agreeing to a multi-year license to the patents in question and also agreeing to put the products – now branded as Nokia products – back in stores. Having the devices back in Apple’s retail ecosystem is probably a relief for the former Withings group, as Apple customers are the target market for the now-Nokia products.

Speidel Twist-O-Flex watchbands make it to Apple Watch — A product that has been around about as long as Dennis Sellers and me is making a reappearance in a new way. Speidel, the maker of the Twist-O-Flex watchband that has been around since 1959, is now selling its classic expandable-bracelet watchband for the Apple Watch at a very affordable US$50.

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