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Apple's iPhone is no Blackberry: a closer look at AI and the world's biggest company

05/30/2016, 07:05 pm

Last week, developer Marco Arment suggested in a blog posting that if Apple were to fail to grasp the potential for voice-based Artificial Intelligence to change the nature of smartphone demand, the company's core revenue generator could suffer the same fate as RIM's Blackberry, which a decade prior had similarly failed to see the importance of iPhone's advanced multitouch experience until it was too late to do anything about it.

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How to watch this week's NBA and NHL finals on your iPhone

05/30/2016, 09:05 am

It's championship season for both hockey and basketball -- the NHL Stanley Cup Final kicks off Monday night, while the NBA Finals matchup will be set after game seven of the Western Conference Finals. Here's how to watch all of this week's action on the go with your iPhone.

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Twitter for iOS gets 'Peek and Pop' 3D Touch gesture support, Google adds AMP integration

05/27/2016, 09:05 pm

Ubiquitous microblogging service Twitter on Friday released an updated version of its iOS app with native support for in-app "Peek and Pop" 3D Touch gestures, while Google refreshed its flagship search app with integrated Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) technology.

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Samsung to bring web-based 'SamsungPay Mini' to iPhones - report

05/27/2016, 10:05 am

The expanding electronic payments battle between Apple, Google, and Samsung will reportedly reach a new front next month as the South Korean firm is said to be readying a new web-based option that would enable iPhone users to make online payments via SamsungPay.

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Apple eyes Apple Pay expansion into Asia and Europe, looks to roll out in 'every significant market'

05/27/2016, 02:05 am

Addressing this week's Apple Pay expansion in Singapore, segment vice president Jennifer Bailey said Apple is "working rapidly" to deploy the payments platform in Asia and Europe on the way to launching in every major market the company's products are sold.

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Hyundai adds Apple CarPlay support to six models, report says

05/24/2016, 08:05 pm

Korean carmaker Hyundai plans to integrate CarPlay compatibility into a total of eight 2015 and 2016 vehicles, bringing the firm closer to offering Apple's infotainment system across its entire lineup.

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Apple brings iOS 9 Spotlight Suggestions to 7 more markets, adds NBC to Apple TV's universal search

05/24/2016, 07:05 pm

Apple on Tuesday made a pair of improvements to its search services by bringing iOS 9's Spotlight Suggestions to seven more markets and adding NBC as an item in the fourth-generation Apple TV's universal search results.

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Apple Pay nets five major banks in Singapore to cover over 80% of Visa and MasterCard holders

05/24/2016, 07:05 pm

Just over one month after Apple Pay rolled out to iPhone and Apple Watch users in Singapore through American Express integration, Apple on Tuesday announced new partnerships with five local banks that bring with them support for credit and debit cards issued by Visa and MasterCard.

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Apple releases first iOS 9.3.3, OS X 10.11.6 public betas with minor bug fixes [u]

05/24/2016, 05:05 pm

Apple on Tuesday released the first public beta versions of iOS 9.3.3 and OS X 10.11.6, both maintenance updates that bring minor bug fixes and performance improvements to iOS and Mac devices.

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Apple drops new betas for OS X 10.11.6, iOS 9.3.3, and tvOS 9.2.2

05/23/2016, 01:05 pm

Apple on Monday released previews of the next iterations of OS X, iOS, and tvOS, handing out beta versions of its popular desktop, mobile, and set-top box operating systems to registered developers.

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Google I/O 2016: Android's failure to innovate hands Apple free run at WWDC

05/22/2016, 07:05 pm

Rather than focusing on the incremental innovation needed to win back the attention of enterprise users and premium consumers, Google's vision for Android this year has again leapt in new directions which appear even less attainable. Android's scattered, imitative strategies du jour are resulting in a platform that looks a lot like Apple's--albeit the very unsuccessful Apple of the mid 90s.

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Google I/O 2016: Android's Instant Apps seek to solve a key mobile problem

05/21/2016, 09:05 pm

Google's Android installed base has long suffered a major problem with fragmentation at the OS API level, due to the fact that licensees continue shipping low end phones paired with old versions of Android. Here's what the company is ostensibly doing to address that in a new project introduced at its I/O 2016 conference: Instant Apps.

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Google I/O 2016: Android deployment rate slips backward by 20 percent

05/21/2016, 07:05 pm

Over the last year, the pace of Google's Android deployment, already very slow, actually rolled backward by 20 percent over the previous year. Google is leading Android and Chrome toward stagnant beleaguerment.

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Apple Pay competitor Samsung Pay arrives in China with Alibaba partnership

05/19/2016, 11:05 pm

Samsung on Thursday announced it will bring its Samsung Pay mobile payments service to China through a partnership with e-commerce giant Alibaba's financial arm, an institution once rumored to be negotiating an identical deal for Apple Pay.

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Apple quietly toughens rules forcing passcode unlocks of Touch ID devices

05/19/2016, 09:05 am

Apple has silently added another condition under which an iPhone or iPad user has to unlock their device with a passcode, despite having Touch ID enabled, according to a report.

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I/O 2016: Google Allo smart messenger and Duo video calling coming to iOS, Android this summer

05/18/2016, 02:05 pm

Google hopes to shake up the mobile communications landscape this summer with a cross-platform release of both Allo, a new smart messenger, and Duo, a simplified one-to-one video calling service.

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ANZ's Apple Pay exclusivity drives credit card applications, other Australian banks take notice

05/17/2016, 11:05 pm

Australian bank ANZ earlier this month observed a 20 percent spike in online credit card and deposit account applications after announcing support for Apple Pay, results that have prompted holdouts to rethink their position on Apple's payments service.

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Previewing Apple's WWDC 2016: Big news for iOS 10, iPhone 7, new iPad Pro

05/17/2016, 09:05 am

Rumors of iPhone 7 have so far revolved around purportedly leaked schematics and part images, which only allude to obvious potential hardware changes (a dual lens camera, an iPad Pro-like Smart Connector and replacing the legacy headphone jack with Lightning). However, many of Apple's biggest iPhone leaps have been externally invisible, driven by software advances unlocking the power of advanced silicon hardware inside, many of which debuted at WWDC.

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Adobe adds automatic pattern generation tool to Capture CC for iOS

05/16/2016, 09:05 pm

Adobe recently updated its Capture CC app for iOS with a new tool that transforms images or real-world objects into geometric and organic patterns, offering users an automated alternative to what was once a tedious manual workflow.

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MCX hits pause on Apple Pay competitor CurrentC, fires 30 workers

05/16/2016, 07:05 pm

The Merchant Consumer Exchange consortium, which previously enjoyed support from major retailers like Walmart, CVS, The Gap and more, has postponed plans to take its CurrentC mobile payments product nationwide.

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