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Samsung Galaxy S6 'fastest smartphone,' if using phony benchmarks and ignoring iPhone 6 real world performance

06/30/2015, 06:06 am

Last Friday, Tom's Guide published an article calling Samsung's flagship Galaxy S6 the "world's fastest smartphone," writing that it came in "first in 6 out of 9 real-world tests and synthetic benchmarks." Unfortunately, that claim relied on cherry picked figures and ignored the real world entirely.

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Samsung jockeying to supply NAND for next-gen iPhone as Apple looks to boost storage, report says

06/29/2015, 05:06 pm

Samsung is reportedly looking to regain its role as a major NAND flash supplier to Apple's iPhone lineup, a lucrative deal that could bear fruit with year's expected hardware refresh.

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As Apple's iPhone turns 8, Force Touch and Touch ID are ready for the future

06/29/2015, 01:06 pm

Eight years after redefining the mobile computing experience with multitouch, Apple is laying the groundwork for yet another revolution with Force Touch and deep investments in biometric authentication technology that could make future iPhones even more secure and easier to use.

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Average selling price of smartphones in China jumps 37% thanks to popularity of Apple's iPhone

06/29/2015, 09:06 am

Following years of race-to-the-bottom pricing in China, the release of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus --which introduced larger displays to Apple's lineup --prompted an apparent shift in consumer habits that has seen the average selling price of a smartphone jump by nearly 40 percent in the Asian nation.

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Apple kicks off production of next-gen iPhone with Force Touch, report says

06/26/2015, 06:06 pm

Apple has started early production of its next-generation iPhone models that will retain 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch form factors and integrate Force Touch technology, a report said Friday.

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Apple acquires dozens of biometric authentication patents from Virginia-based Privaris

06/26/2015, 03:06 pm

Evidence that Apple is planning significant overhauls to its Touch ID fingerprint recognition system continues to mount, with the company reportedly acquiring more than two dozen biometric authentication patents from privately-held Virginia firm Privaris.

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Rising number of T-Mobile iPhones hit with 'blue screen of death' reboots

06/26/2015, 10:06 am

In recent days a growing number of iPhone owners on T-Mobile U.S. have been impacted by seemingly random crashes and reboots, without any clear indication as to why or how to solve the problem, according to reports and comments on social media.

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Apple spotlights two new videos in 'Shot on iPhone 6' World Gallery

06/25/2015, 09:06 pm

Two new "Shot on iPhone 6" clips were added to Apple's crowd sourced World Gallery webpage on Thursday, highlighting the handset's ability to capture color-saturated scenes, sharp grayscale images and slow-motion footage.

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Apple confirms Confederate flag ban in App Store, says war games have to change art

06/25/2015, 03:06 pm

Apple on Thursday confirmed that it has removed a number of games and other apps from the App Store because they contain images of the Confederate battle flag.

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Facebook Messenger apps to allow chatting without a Facebook account

06/24/2015, 03:06 pm

Facebook on Thursday announced that new Messenger users will soon be able to sign up without a Facebook account, potentially expanding the reach of the chat service.

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Kenwood ships its first aftermarket receivers enabled for Apple CarPlay, starting at $900

06/24/2015, 02:06 pm

Kenwood on Wednesday began shipping two new dash receivers, the DDX9902S and DDX9702S, expanding aftermarket support for Apple CarPlay beyond Alpine and Pioneer units for the first time.

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Rumor: Apple's iPhones could adopt flexible OLED displays in 2018

06/24/2015, 09:06 am

South Korean display manufacturers are trying to persuade Apple to use flexible OLED screens for future iPhones, although the first such models might not ship until 2018, a report claimed on Wednesday.

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Study: Higher iPhone resale value in US and China suggests strong demand

06/23/2015, 09:06 pm

Fresh data shows Apple's latest iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are reselling at comparatively higher prices than last year's iPhone 5s and 5c models did during the same post-launch period in 2014, suggesting demand for the handset has not waned.

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Social media prank prompts accidental 911 calls through Apple's Siri

06/23/2015, 05:06 pm

A social media prank is likely responsible for a rash of Siri-based 911 calls made over the weekend in the Canadian city of Regina, Saskatchewan, local police said on Tuesday.

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Buick, GMC vehicles to adopt Apple's CarPlay for 2016 model year

06/23/2015, 11:06 am

General Motors on Tuesday announced plans to bring Apple CarPlay to still more vehicles, this time to its Buick and GMC brands, which will get the technology in the 2016 model year.

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Corvette Z06 becomes first Chevrolet vehicle with Apple's CarPlay

06/22/2015, 05:06 pm

GM's Chevrolet division is now manufacturing its first vehicles compatible with Apple CarPlay, beginning with the Corvette Z06, the company said on Monday.

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Privacy group asks FTC to limit location, contact sharing in Uber's mobile apps

06/22/2015, 03:06 pm

A non-profit public interest group on Monday filed a complaint with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, asking it to investigate Uber over policies that could soon add extra contact and location tracking permissions to its ridesharing apps.

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Source: First iPhone without home button on Apple's roadmap, but not before 2017

06/22/2015, 01:06 pm

Apple is indeed working on a radical iPhone redesign that will ditch the home button, AppleInsider has learned, but consumers shouldn't expect to see such a drastic change to the company's handset within the next few years.

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Review: LifeProof Fre Power turns iPhone into a long-lived, ruggedized giant

06/21/2015, 06:06 am

LifeProof's Fre Power case promises to make an iPhone 6 virtually indestructible, both literally and in terms of battery life -- and in that it mostly succeeds, even if there are sometimes tradeoffs to cope with.

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Samsung's Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, designed to compete with Apple's iPhone 6 Plus, shown in leaked render

06/19/2015, 10:06 am

An image that purports to show a new, "Plus" version of Samsung's S6 Edge handset appeared on Twitter on Tuesday with an expanded footprint that suggests it may sport a display between 5.5 and 5.7 inches while keeping the industrial design largely unchanged.

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