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Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Gazelle paying up to $450 cash for old iPhone trade-ins; vows to beat Apple, carrier offers until Sept 9th

Gazelle paying up to $450 cash for old iPhone trade-ins; vows to beat Apple, carrier offers until Sept 9th

If you plan to purchase an iPhone 6s later this month, now's the time to help fund that upgrade by making plans to trade in your existing iPhone before its value plummets. And for the next 7 days, Gazelle is offering up to $450 cash for old iPhones alongside a guarantee to beat any competitive offer from Apple or its big four US wireless partners.

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Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Intel announces Skylake processor lineup with new Core M subfamilies, speed & graphics boosts

Intel announces Skylake processor lineup with new Core M subfamilies, speed & graphics boosts

After months of waiting, Intel on Tuesday officially revealed a bulk of its 6th generation Core processor lineup, with special attention paid to laptops, offering a look at what Apple will likely use in forthcoming MacBook updates.

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Second Apple v. Samsung damages retrial set for March or April 2016

Second Apple v. Samsung damages retrial set for March or April 2016

A California federal judge presiding over the ongoing Apple v. Samsung legal spat on Tuesday set a March or April 2016 start date for the case's second damages retrial, an action that could see Samsung pay out some of the $548 million it owes for infringing on Apple's patents.

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Google's Android Wear for iOS confirmed incompatible with Apple's HealthKit

Google's Android Wear for iOS confirmed incompatible with Apple's HealthKit

In announcing Android Wear for iOS on Monday, Google noted users can track steps, calories and other biometric readings in-app, but failed to confirm HealthKit compatibility. It has since been learned that Google chose not to integrate with Apple's platform, instead opting for its own Google Fit service.

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LinkedIn overhauls mobile & Web messaging functions, Instagram makes enhancements to Direct

LinkedIn overhauls mobile & Web messaging functions, Instagram makes enhancements to Direct

Job-based social network LinkedIn began rolling out a redesigned messaging service on Tuesday, incorporating the look and features of popular chat apps like Facebook Messenger. Instagram, meanwhile, made several upgrades to its Direct messaging and sharing functions.

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Apple's latest Project Titan hires include staff from diverse automotive backgrounds

Apple's latest Project Titan hires include staff from diverse automotive backgrounds

In recent weeks Apple has continued to hire more people likely working on Project Titan, its secretive automotive effort, profiles discovered on LinkedIn suggest.

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Apple sought original content deals with Bill Simmons and Top Gear cast, reports say

Apple sought original content deals with Bill Simmons and Top Gear cast, reports say

Coming on the heels of rumors pointing to Apple's interest in creating original content, which included a bid for the cast of hit BBC show Top Gear, a report on Tuesday claims the company was in discussions to bring former ESPN star Bill Simmons on board.

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ExclusiveDocuments reveal Apple's secretive next-generation retail store design

Documents reveal Apple's secretive next-generation retail store design

Apple representatives gave local government officials in Tennessee a glimpse at the future of the Apple Store during a recent planning meeting, showing off a design that continues the architectural trends begun with Manhattan's Upper West Side store.

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DJI's new iOS-compatible Phantom 3 drones land at Apple Store

DJI's latest generation of "prosumer" drones, the Phantom 3 series, marks the company's debut among the handpicked lineup of iOS-connected accessories available to buy direct from Apple.

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Nest introduces third-gen Thermostat with better display, Farsight wakeup

Nest introduces third-gen Thermostat with better display, Farsight wakeup

Google's Nest Labs on Tuesday upgraded its signature product, the Thermostat, with features such as a bigger, sharper display, and longer-range automatic wakeup.

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FeatureApple's iPad is key to visitor experience at new One World Trade Center Observatory

Apple's iPad is key to visitor experience at new One World Trade Center Observatory

The newly opened One World Trade Center Observatory in New York City relies heavily on the iPad for its visitor experience, with Apple's tablet serving as both a virtual tour guide and a payment terminal.

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Beats president Luke Wood now '100%' focused on Electronics division, targeting global expansion

Beats president Luke Wood now '100%' focused on Electronics division, targeting global expansion

Shortly after Apple's $3 billion takeover of Beats in 2014, Beats president Luke Wood dropped all attention on Beats Music in favor of the company's flagship Electronics division, according to an interview published on Tuesday.

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Amazon Prime Video adds offline viewing in iOS update

Amazon Prime Video adds offline viewing in iOS update

Amazon has raised the bar for functionality in its streaming video race against Netflix, giving iOS users the ability to download movies and television shows to their devices for offline viewing on their iPhone or iPad.

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New home for Apple Music exec Ian Rogers is French luxury giant LVMH

New home for Apple Music exec Ian Rogers is French luxury giant LVMH

Former Apple Music executive Ian Rogers is reportedly headed to a new role at French luxury multinational LVMH — a firm with which Apple has some connections.

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One of Apple's first 'next-generation' US retail store designs will debut near Memphis

One of Apple's first 'next-generation' US retail store designs will debut near Memphis

With Apple chief designer Jony Ive and retail head Angela Ahrendts collaborating on major changes to their company's retail experience, a first glimpse of what's to come may debut at a relocated Apple Store near Memphis, Tenn., it was revealed this week.

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Apple patents smart smoke detection system for iPhone

Apple patents smart smoke detection system for iPhone

According to a patent granted to Apple on Tuesday, iPhones, iPads and other branded equipment could one day sport onboard smoke detection hardware to alert users, and interested parties, of a potentially dangerous situation.

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Monday, August 31, 2015

Apple Pay transaction limit increased to 30 pounds in UK

Apple Pay transaction limit increased to 30 pounds in UK

As promised when Apple Pay launched in the UK earlier this year, iPhone and Watch owners can now make touchless payments of up to 30 pounds without entering in a PIN number or signature.

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Google promises to dramatically shrink 4K bandwidth with upcoming VP10 video codec

Google promises to dramatically shrink 4K bandwidth with upcoming VP10 video codec

Google is working on a new open-source video codec, VP10, that should shrink the amount of bandwidth required for 4K video to half that of VP9, and a quarter of Apple's current preferred compression format, H.264.

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Apple eyes move into original video programming, report says

Apple eyes move into original video programming, report says

A report citing high-ranking executives within the entertainment industry claims Apple is looking to create in-house movie or TV programming, suggesting the company is headed down a path forged by the likes of Netflix and Hulu.

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Samsung's Gear S2 smartwatch features circular face, rotating bezel control

Samsung's Gear S2 smartwatch features circular face, rotating bezel control

In its latest attempt to jumpstart lukewarm smartwatch sales, Samsung on Monday announced a new platform called Gear S2 that merges a round face made popular by Motorola's Moto 360 and a rotating bezel control reminiscent of Apple Watch's Digital Crown.

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Exclusive9 Hours Left: Gold 12" MacBook for $1,129.99 ($170 off), Loaded 13" MacBook Air for $1,249 ($500 off), Loaded 15" MacBook Pro for $1,899 ($600 off)

9 Hours Left: Gold 12

This week we have one more last minute back-to-school deal: the lowest price ever on Apple's new Gold 12" MacBook (1.1GHz/8GB/256GB) at $1,129.99 ($170 instant savings) plus a free 3-piece USB-C early adopter accessories kit, free software, free shipping, and no sales tax collected in 48 states.

Monday, August 31, 2015

T-Mobile cracks down on subscribers 'stealing' tethered data

T-Mobile cracks down on subscribers 'stealing' tethered data

Beginning on Monday, T-Mobile USA will start taking action against people spoofing the carrier's network to "steal" unlimited tethering data, according to a blog post by CEO John Legere.

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NFL Game Pass comes to Apple TV with updated app

NFL Game Pass comes to Apple TV with updated app

With the 2015 NFL campaign set to kick off, Apple on Monday pushed an update to the league's Apple TV app that adds access to live streaming via Game Pass alongside a new design.

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University of Oklahoma adopts Apple Pay at all campus terminals

University of Oklahoma adopts Apple Pay at all campus terminals

Starting this week the University of Oklahoma will be offering Apple Pay campus-wide, making it the first such university in the country to do so, the school announced on Monday.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook makes surprise appearance at Cisco's annual sales conference

Apple CEO Tim Cook makes surprise appearance at Cisco's annual sales conference

In the wake of Apple's newly announced enterprise partnership with Cisco, Chief Executive Tim Cook appeared onstage at Cisco's annual "GSX" Global Sales Experience in front of 20,000 employees to discuss the news.

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GT Advanced looks to slash workforce by 40% as part of bankruptcy plan

GT Advanced looks to slash workforce by 40% as part of bankruptcy plan

In order to reduce expenses when it emerges out of Chapter 11 status, former Apple sapphire supplier GT Advanced Technologies is looking to cut 40 percent of its remaining workforce, according to bankruptcy court documents filed on Monday.

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Apple continues enterprise push with new Cisco partnership, will optimize networks for iOS

Apple continues enterprise push with new Cisco partnership, will optimize networks for iOS

Corporate users will soon have one more reason to choose Apple's mobile devices over those from other firms, as networking behemoth Cisco is set to team up with the Cupertino company to optimize enterprise networks for iPhones, iPads, and iOS apps.

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Apple stock should return to $130 by end of 2015, says Brean Capital

Apple stock should return to $130 by end of 2015, says Brean Capital

Apple stock should bounce back to $130 by the end of the year, helped by solid iPhone sales and high profit margins, a Brean Capital research memo argued on Monday.

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Apple releases 8th developer, 6th public betas of OS X 10.11 El Capitan

Apple releases 8th developer, 6th public betas of OS X 10.11 El Capitan

Developers and members of the public who are beta testing OS X 10.11 El Capitan can now download the latest pre-release builds of the forthcoming software update on the Mac App Store.

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'KeyRaider' malware harvests 225,000 Apple IDs from jailbroken iOS devices

'KeyRaider' malware harvests 225,000 Apple IDs from jailbroken iOS devices

A new form of iOS malware making its way around the jailbreak scene has resulted in the theft of credentials linked to at least 225,000 Apple IDs, resulting in fraudulent app purchases and in some cases ransom demands.

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Google's Android Wear gains compatibility with Apple's iPhone

Google's Android Wear gains compatibility with Apple's iPhone

Google on Monday announced Android Wear for iPhone, bringing support for the search giant's wearable device platform, as well as select devices, to Apple's best selling handset.

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LG announces limited edition 23-karat gold 'Urbane Watch Luxe' smartwatch

LG announces limited edition 23-karat gold 'Urbane Watch Luxe' smartwatch

South Korean electronics firm LG on Monday unveiled an upscale addition to its Urbane smartwatch lineup, adopting a 23-karat gold case and hardware along with an alligator strap in a new $1,200 limited edition offering.

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'iPad Pro' parts shipments starting in Sept. with new display tech & suppliers - report

'iPad Pro' parts shipments starting in Sept. with new display tech & suppliers - report

Parts shipments for a 12.9-inch "iPad Pro" will likely begin in September, resulting in production of about 1 million units per month this year — but with new touchscreen technology and suppliers, according to a J.P. Morgan investor memo.

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Apple poaches lead Microsoft HoloLens audio engineer, seen as boost for augmented reality research

Apple poaches lead Microsoft HoloLens audio engineer, seen as boost for augmented reality research

The lead audio engineer for Microsoft's HoloLens augmented reality project has been hired away by Apple, fueling speculation that the iPhone maker could be working on an AR project of its own.

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Latest Apple Music ads debut during MTV VMAs, feature The Weeknd & playlists

Latest Apple Music ads debut during MTV VMAs, feature The Weeknd & playlists

Taking advantage of a traditionally large and young viewing audience, Apple during Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards debuted two Apple Music commercials featuring The Weeknd and a guest appearance by John Travolta.

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Sunday, August 30, 2015

FeatureComparison: Apple Music vs. Google Play Music All Access

Comparison: Apple Music vs. Google Play Music All Access

Google debuted its own streaming service in 2013 as Google Play Music All Access, after Google Play music's initial debut in 2011. All Access was initially priced at $9.99, but in June of 2015, Google unsurprisingly unveiled an ad-supported, free version to differentiate itself from Apple's subscription Music service.

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Saturday, August 29, 2015

Tidal accuses Apple of interfering with Drake live stream, Drake denies

Tidal accuses Apple of interfering with Drake live stream, Drake denies

Jay Z-backed music service Tidal — which carried a live stream of Lil Wayne's Hurricane Katrina benefit show this weekend— cut the transmission during Drake's performance and accused Apple of "interfering with artistry" by not allowing the set to be streamed, a charge which has been refuted.

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This week on AppleInsider: Sept. 9 event confirmed, Tim Cook on China, Apple TV rumors & more

This week on AppleInsider: Sept. 9 event confirmed, Tim Cook on China, Apple TV rumors & more

Apple this week confirmed a Sept. 9 press event, even as last-minute rumors about it continued to flow. The company simultaneously dealt with economic tumult, as well as losing one of its key Apple Music executives.

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Friday, August 28, 2015

Judge bars Apple, Samsung from further filings after rapid-fire case entries

Judge bars Apple, Samsung from further filings after rapid-fire case entries

A federal judge presiding over the Apple v. Samsung patent trial laid down the law this week, prohibiting either party from filing without permission after being inundated by a series of motions, objections and letters.

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