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Topic: iPhone

OvRcharge claims to wirelessly charge and 'levitate' an iPhone

08/03/2016, 11:08 am

A new crowdfunding campaign for a product dubbed OvRcharge claims to use electromagnetism to wirelessly charge an iPhone with a special case, as well as "levitate" and rotate it in the air to signify completion of charge.


Apple supplier Qorvo guides high for Sept. quarter, suggesting strong 'iPhone 7' orders

08/03/2016, 10:08 am

Qorvo, a supplier of RF components to Apple, is offering strong guidance for the September quarter that hints at a healthy "iPhone 7" ramp and possibly even the phone shipping a week earlier than usual, an analyst claimed on Wednesday.


Apple now licensing OpenTV streaming technologies, ends worldwide litigation

08/02/2016, 02:08 pm

An agreement has been forged between Apple and the Kudelski group, with Apple paying to license a suite of media streaming patents, to conclude an international patent battle.


Samsung's new Galaxy Note 7 largely incremental, except for iris scanner

08/02/2016, 12:08 pm

Samsung on Tuesday took the wraps off of its Galaxy Note 7 phablet, featuring identical internals to the company's Galaxy S7 smartphone, with the exception of a new iris scanner -- a feature rumored to make an appearance in next year's iPhone [updated].


Canada's Tangerine & PC Financial gain Apple Pay, Greece picks up live traffic in Apple Maps

08/02/2016, 11:08 am

Canadian banks Tangerine and President's Choice Financial on Tuesday added support for Apple Pay, while residents of Greece finally received access to live traffic data in Apple Maps.


Biker burned by broken iPhone, seeks to raise battery danger awareness

08/02/2016, 10:08 am

Australian bicyclist Gareth Clear isn't blaming Apple for his injuries that he sustained after a fall-damaged iPhone battery burnt his leg. Instead, he seeks to increase awareness of the dangers of portable batteries, particularly when they are ruptured.


Pokemon Go tops 100M downloads without impacting rest of mobile game industry

08/02/2016, 10:08 am

Niantic's Pokémon Go has hit over 100 million downloads across the App Store and Google Play, but doesn't appear to be generating much of a hazard -- or windfall -- for other game developers, according to an analytics firm.


BMW begins Apple CarPlay support with paid upgrades to 2 Series

08/01/2016, 07:08 pm

Long a holdout, BMW this week finally launched support for Apple's CarPlay by offering the technology as an upgrade option for 2 Series cars.


Apple adds 100 emoji to latest iOS 10 beta, promotes diversity and gender equality

08/01/2016, 04:08 pm

Apple's latest iOS 10 developer beta includes more than 100 new emoji for inclusion in chats and messages, with a number of characters having both male and female options available for the first time.


FBI director calls for restart of smartphone encryption debate

08/01/2016, 03:08 pm

FBI Director James Comey appears ready to relaunch the debate about encryption legislation with tech companies before "something terrible happens," and alters the course of the discussion.


Questionable parts leak revives claims of space black 'iPhone 7'

08/01/2016, 11:08 am

A pair of photos released over the weekend show an alleged mute button for Apple's upcoming "iPhone 7," possibly reinforcing claims that Apple will offer the device in Space Black, or at least a darker shade of Space Gray.


Philips jumps into iPhone-connected health gear with watch, scale & blood pressure monitors

08/01/2016, 10:08 am

Philips on Monday launched the Personal Health Program, actually a series of tracking accessories that pair with the company's HealthSuite app for iPhone and Android. [Updated]


First video of functional Lightning EarPods hits the web

07/29/2016, 07:07 pm

Fanning the flames of rumors claiming Apple plans to remove the 3.5mm headphone jack from its next-generation iPhone, a video posted to YouTube on Friday shows off what appears to be a pair of functional Lightning-only EarPods leaked from Chinese parts suppliers.


Apple's iPhone falls from 3rd to 5th in China smartphone marketshare

07/29/2016, 01:07 pm

In the battle for the Chinese smartphone market, Apple has lost ground in both marketshare and shipment quantities to smartphone manufacturers Vivo and Oppo, new data reveals.


Hyundai adds Apple CarPlay to 2017 Sonata & Tucson

07/29/2016, 12:07 pm

Two more 2017-model vehicles -- the Sonata sedan and Tucson SUV -- will be Hyundai's latest to gain support for Apple CarPlay, as well as Google's Android Auto.


Secure WhatsApp found to not be completely eradicating chat transcripts

07/29/2016, 11:07 am

The end-to-end encrypted WhatsApp service is leaving traces of previously deleted chats behind in device storage, making forensic retrieval possible through physical device access or a warrant served on Apple for an iCloud backup.


Nest app updates with Thermostat control from Apple Watch, expanded camera options

07/29/2016, 09:07 am

Google's Nest division updated its iOS app with several important features, most notably the ability to control its flagship Thermostat via the Apple Watch.


Possible Apple Lightning-to-headphone adapter for 'iPhone 7' spotted in new photos

07/28/2016, 12:07 pm

Photos and a video of an adapter allegedly taken from a Foxconn factory in Vietnam surface, with the photographer claiming that the adapter will be included with this fall's iPhone update.


Apple's iPhone seen as tipping point for OLED dominance by 2020

07/28/2016, 11:07 am

With Apple rumored to be switching to OLED screens starting with the 2017 iPhone, research firm IHS believes that product's launch will serve as a game changer for OLED technology and mobile displays.


Cirrus Logic shares rise on Apple iPhone, other devices dropping 3.5mm headphone jacks

07/28/2016, 10:07 am

Shares of Apple audio parts supplier Cirrus Logic spiked in after-hours trading on Wednesday night as the company not only beat quarterly forecasts, but implied that it stands to benefit from Apple's "iPhone 7" and other smartphones ditching 3.5-millimeter headphone jacks in favor of USB and Bluetooth.