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Amazon to forego future phone development following Fire Phone failure

08/27/2015, 10:08 am

E-commerce behemoth Amazon has reportedly begun to draw down engineering resources in its mobile phone team, shedding jobs and re-focusing efforts on tablets and other home electronics in the wake of the Fire Phone's dismal showing.


Rumor: Unlikely 'iPhone 6s Plus' retail packaging revealed in photo

08/27/2015, 03:08 am

A highly suspect photo out of East Asia on Thursday purportedly offers a first look at retail packaging for the next-generation "iPhone 6s Plus," though a closer inspection of its contents reveals a number of design choices inconsistent with Apple's usual aesthetic.


iOS code suggests 'iPhone 6s' will feature Force Touch technology

08/26/2015, 08:08 pm

Code discovered in a recent iOS build suggests Apple is testing implementations of pressure-sensitive Force Touch gesture technology in its next-generation smartphone hardware, anticipated to launch in the coming weeks.


Google launches Twitch clone YouTube Gaming with companion iOS, Android apps

08/26/2015, 06:08 pm

Google officially launched YouTube Gaming on Wednesday, entering into direct competition with Amazon's Twitch for live and pre-recorded videogame content.


Facebook launches 'M' virtual assistant driven by both human and artificial intelligence

08/26/2015, 04:08 pm

Facebook on Wednesday launched "M," a text-based virtual assistant integrated with Facebook Messenger that unlike Siri, Cortana, or Google Now relies on both human and artificial intelligence to fulfill requests.


Supposed 'iPhone 6s' display and logic board powered on with help from iPhone 6 hardware

08/25/2015, 05:08 pm

A video and photoset published Tuesday claim to show a partially assembled Frankenphone with "iPhone 6s" display and logic board powered by a host iPhone 6 battery, chassis and other integral components.


IDC projects Apple unlikely to make market share gains against Android in coming years

08/25/2015, 02:08 pm

Even with iPhone sales continuing to be strong, Apple is unlikely to make deeper inroads into Android's global marketshare in the near future, according to projections from an IDC research report released on Tuesday.


TuneIn launches ad-free Premium service with audiobooks, live sports & language courses [u]

08/25/2015, 01:08 pm

Radio and podcast service TuneIn on Tuesday launched a new subscription tier, TuneIn Premium, adding things like audiobooks, live sports, and ad-free stations for a monthly fee. [updated]


British firm builds experimental iPhone 6 with hydrogen fuel cell

08/24/2015, 04:08 pm

A British company called Intelligent Energy has reportedly built a working version of an iPhone 6 that integrates both a rechargeable battery and a hydrogen fuel cell without altering the dimensions of the device.


Apple announces repair program for blurry iPhone 6 Plus cameras

08/21/2015, 06:08 pm

Consumers who have experienced image quality problems with their iPhone 6 Plus's iSight camera may be eligible for a free repair, as Apple on Friday acknowledged a problem with a "small percentage" of units and will replace the affected component free of charge.


French carriers informed that 'iPhone 6s' preorders will start on Sept. 11 - report

08/21/2015, 01:08 pm

French wireless carriers are hearing that preorders for next-generation iPhones will open on Sept. 11, two days after a rumored press event, according to claims made on Friday.


Samsung offers iPhone users free 30-day test drive of new Galaxy handsets

08/21/2015, 12:08 am

Samsung on Thursday announced a new initiative designed to steal away users of Apple's iPhone, offering current owners of the device a virtually free 30-day "test drive" with one of its latest Galaxy handsets.


Apple Pay is focus of latest 'If it's not an iPhone' ad

08/20/2015, 09:08 pm

Apple on Thursday released a new television commercial as part of its "If it's not an iPhone" campaign, this time throwing a spotlight on the smartphone's Apple Pay touchless payment capabilities.


iPhone sales stay strong amid worldwide smartphone market slowdown

08/20/2015, 10:08 am

Apple's iPhone continues to gain marketshare despite a slowing global smartphone market during the second quarter, doing particularly well in China -- where the overall market actually shrunk by 4 percent year-over-year.


'iPhone 6s' will move to Apple Watch's 7000-series aluminum, spectrometer analysis confirms

08/19/2015, 12:08 pm

Composition testing of what is purportedly a shell for Apple's next-generation iPhone confirms previous reports that the new device will move to 7000-series aluminum, an alloy first introduced to Apple's lineup with the Watch.


Apple Pay gains support for 18 more US banks, credit unions

08/18/2015, 12:08 pm

Apple on Tuesday updated its list of official Apple Pay-backing card issuers with 18 more U.S. institutions, putting the current total close to the 500 mark.


Qualcomm still modem supplier for 'iPhone 6s,' but could cede some orders to Intel in 2017, rumor says

08/18/2015, 09:08 am

Qualcomm is still the only official modem supplier for new iPhones shipping next month, although Intel could start taking up orders in 2017, a report said on Tuesday.


German 'iPhone 6s' launch pegged for Sept. 18, in line with Apple's usual release schedule

08/17/2015, 03:08 pm

German carriers are reportedly preparing to launch Apple's next flagship handset -- typically known as the "iPhone 6s" -- on Sept. 18, a date in line with a rumored press event earlier in the month.


Rumor: Apple's upcoming A9-series chips benchmarked, show 20-30% jump over A8

08/17/2015, 03:08 pm

A graph that purports to show GeekBench 3 scores for Apple's anticipated A9-series application processors paints a picture of significant performance improvements, beating out even Samsung's latest 8-core chips.


Sprint's new 'iPhone Forever' plan charges monthly fee for automatic device upgrades

08/17/2015, 11:08 am

U.S. carrier Sprint on Monday launched "iPhone Forever," a monthly fee plan designed to ensure a subscriber always has the latest iPhone model, available for a limited time at a discounted price.