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Monday, September 01, 2014

Rear shell for 5.5" 'iPhone 6' allegedly shown, measured in new video

A rear shell said to be destined for Apple's anticipated 5.5-inch iPhone was shown off Monday in a new video, with a ruler placed alongside suggesting that previously leaked dimensions of the still-unannounced handset could be legitimate.

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ReviewReview: Razer's Kraken Pro analog gaming headset

As with most Razer products, the Kraken Pro headset's over-the-top aesthetics and unique features, like foldable ear cups, a retractable microphone and iPhone compatibility, are designed to set it apart from the crowd.

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Apple 'not likely' to ship redesigned power adapter, Lightning cable with 'iPhone 6'

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo on Monday poured cold water on recent rumors that Apple was preparing to migrate to a reversible version of the Lightning charge cable as well as a larger, possibly more powerful iPhone power adapter alongside its next-generation handset.

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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Apple's secret iPhone 6 digital payment system said to also include Visa & MasterCard

Hot on the heels of a report that Apple has inked a deal with American Express, a second report has stated that the company has also signed deals with Visa and MasterCard.

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Apple hires noted tech journalist Anand Lal Shimpi

Apple has confirmed hiring Anand Lal Shimpi, the 32 year old founder of tech enthusiast site AnandTech.

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Apple reportedly inks deal with American Express for 'iPhone 6' payment system

Credit card giant American Express is apparently onboard with Apple's forthcoming mobile payment system, expected to be a part of the company's next-generation iPhone set to be unveiled at a Sept. 9 media event.

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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Apple has discussed charging 'around $400' for its wearable 'iWatch' - report

Apple's anticipated "iWatch" may carry a price of around $400 when it goes on sale, though the wearable device is likely to be offered at a range of price points, according to a new report.

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ReviewReview: BlueLounge's Kickflip is a low-cost way to make typing on Apple's MacBook Pro even better

For all of the time and effort Jony Ive & Co. have spent crafting their oft-imitated MacBook Pro designs, there is one problem that they've yet to overcome: laptop ergonomics are, by their nature, terrible. AppleInsider took a look at the latest accessory attempting to right this wrong, BlueLounge's new Kickflip stand.

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Friday, August 29, 2014

Shares of Apple end week at all-time high with 'iPhone 6' & 'iWatch' hype at fever pitch

Apple stock reached an all-time high in trading on Friday, and also finished the day at its highest-ever closing price, as investors and customers alike are clamoring to see what the secretive company has up its sleeve for a Sept. 9 media event.

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Alleged 'iPhone 6' NFC chip and working hardware shown in latest leaks

A series of photos of a component that appears to be a logic board bound for Apple's next-generation iPhone appeared Friday, bearing a small chip — said to be an NFC controller from NXP — that professes to confirm the feature's presence in the so-called "iPhone 6." In addition, a new video of assembled parts seems to show a fully functional unit, though it won't boot past the "Connect to iTunes" screen.

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BreakingApple's wearable 'iWatch' not expected to ship until early 2015

Though Apple is expected to unveil its hotly anticipated "iWatch" at a forthcoming Sept. 9 event, the device won't actually ship to consumers for some time, potentially missing the holiday season entirely and arriving in stores in early 2015, according to a new report.

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Samsung asks New Yorkers to compare Apple's iPad Air to Galaxy Tab S in new ad

In a new spot posted to its YouTube account on Friday, Samsung took to the streets of New York City and asked consumers to compare the Galaxy Tab S to the iPad Air, with the results predictably skewed in favor of the Samsung tablet.

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New photos purport to show near-final 'iPhone 6' rear shell, cover glass

With the launch of Apple's next-generation iPhone less than two weeks away, a new set of photos that emerged on Friday offer a look at what is said to be a near-final rear shell and cover glass elements for the forthcoming handset.

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Apple reportedly taps chipmaker NXP for 'iPhone 6' NFC solution

Adding to the pile of rumors suggesting NFC hardware will be built into the next iPhone, a report on Friday narrows down the as-yet-unannounced component's source to Dutch chipmaker NXP, the same firm that supplies Apple with the M7 coprocessor.

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Apple's 'iPhone 6' to supposedly incorporate NFC, new secure enclave for mobile payments

Building on rumors that Apple will release an iOS-based mobile payments solution with its next-generation "iPhone 6," the well-connected John Gruber claims the new handset will feature NFC hardware and a new secure enclave to store credit card information.

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Adobe's Photoshop Mix for iPad gets extensibility, panoramic file support, more in update

Adobe on Thursday issued the first update to its Creative Cloud-connected Photoshop Mix app for iPad, bringing hooks into Photoshop Express and Dropbox, as well as a few UI tweaks to the on-the-go image editing tool.

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Apple imposes restrictions on HealthKit data sharing with ad platforms, others

A set of rules discovered in the latest iOS 8 beta show Apple is already taking steps to ensure sensitive user health data harvested by the upcoming HealthKit API remains private, especially as it applies to firms wanting to harness the information for targeted ad campaigns.

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Apple again rumored to unveil 'iWatch' alongside next-gen iPhones on Sept. 9

Seemingly corroborating recent claims that Apple will launch its long-awaited "iWatch" wearable at an upcoming iPhone special event, Bloomberg on Thursday reported that the company decided to pair the two hardware announcements in order to "manage expectations" of the hotly anticipated wearable.

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Apple's mysterious 2-story structure at site of Sept. 9 event drives frenzy even further

Following Apple's announcement that it would move its September media event — at which both the "iPhone 6" and "iWatch" are said to be unveiled — from the company's typical event stage in San Francisco to much larger space in Cupertino, new photos show that they have also constructed a bespoke two-story building on the grounds likely dedicated to the event.

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Deals: $400-$600 off 2013 MacBook Pros, $160- $260 off Mac Pros, $50 off iPads, and a $750 students 13-inch MacBook Air, iPhone 5

With the back-to-school shopping season nearing an end, some last minute offers include a couple of "killer deals" where you can save between $400- $600 on 2013 MacBook Pros that are essentially equivalent to 2014 models, $160-$250 off Mac Pros, $50 off iPad Airs and some iPad minis, up to $399 off certified iPhone 5 refurbs, and Apple's current 13-inch MacBook Air for $750 (Students Only).

Thursday, August 28, 2014

ESPN updates SportsCenter for iOS with new football features, Secret adds interactive questions

Sports fans now have new ways to keep up with scores and stats on the go following the latest update to ESPN's SportsCenter app, while users of anonymous sharing app Secret can now create impromptu polls and insert images from Flickr.

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BreakingApple announces Sept. 9 event for expected 'iPhone 6' & 'iWatch' unveiling: 'Wish we could say more'

Apple on Thursday confirmed that it will hold a media event on Sept. 9, with a teaser sent to members of the media showcasing the date and a teasing tagline that reads: "Wish we could say more."

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ExclusiveiPhone 5 & 5S trade-ins surge 2800% at Gazelle; AI readers get exclusive $10 bonus ahead of 'iPhone 6'

Last week, Gazelle began offering customers the ability to lock in cash trade-in prices ahead of Apple's anticipated Sept. 9 "iPhone 6" unveiling, and for the next 48 hours, AppleInsider readers can get an additional $10 cash bonus on their iPhone 5s trade in thanks to an exclusive partnership.

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Rumor: Apple to enter mobile payment space with NFC-enabled 'iPhone 6'

Near-field communications chips have been rumored to become part of the iPhone lineup for years, but this year's anticipated "iPhone 6" may see Apple finally take the plunge, according to a new report.

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Apple exploring double-duty NFC, inductive charging coil for smartwatches, mobile phones

On the heels of a report suggesting that Apple's long-anticipated "iWatch" could be unveiled within the next two weeks, a new patent application published Thursday by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office shows that the company has continued to contemplate wireless charging solutions for just such a device.

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Apple wins patent for Steve Jobs-designed Fifth Ave glass cube

The iconic Fifth Avenue Apple Store glass cube, which was designed in part by legendary company co-founder Steve Jobs, is now a patented ornamental building design sanctioned by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

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Smash hit 'BioShock' comes to iPhone, iPad with iOS-specific controls

After years of rumors and speculation, developer 2K Games on Wednesday released a universal iOS port of BioShock, finally bringing the critically acclaimed first-person shooter to Apple's portable devices.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

LG and Samsung announce new smartwatches ahead of Apple's anticipated 'iWatch' reveal [u]

In a possible bid to get word out before an expected Apple iWatch announcement sucks the air out of the room, LG on Wednesday took the wraps off a circular display-toting G Watch R, while Samsung touted a new cellular 3G-equipped Gear S smartwatch.

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Judge denies Apple injunction against Samsung devices in second California patent trial

U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh on Wednesday handed down an order denying Apple's motion for a sales ban against Samsung products a jury found to have infringed on three patents in May.

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