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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Apple opens Maps development center in Hyderabad, India

Apple opens Maps development center in Hyderabad, India

Hot on the heels of revealing plans for an iOS app design and development facility in Bengaluru, Apple on Thursday local time announced the opening of an office in Hyderabad tasked with accelerating development of Maps products for iOS, Mac and Apple Watch.

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New details in 'iPhone' trademark case punctuate Apple's ongoing legal problems in China

New details in 'iPhone' trademark case punctuate Apple's ongoing legal problems in China

Weeks after Apple saw its bid for exclusive Chinese rights to the "iPhone" trademark dashed in court, new information illustrates the battle the company faces in dealing with China's laws.

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Apple reminds developers of impending iAd App Network shutdown, APIs to be deprecated

Apple reminds developers of impending iAd App Network shutdown, APIs to be deprecated

Apple in an email blast on Wednesday reminded developers of the impending iAd App Network shutdown that will bring an end to monetization revenues and app promotion on June 30, as scheduled.

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Control your Bentley's seat massagers from your wrist with new Apple Watch app

Control your Bentley's seat massagers from your wrist with new Apple Watch app

Following the debut of its Bentayga SUV, British automaker Bentley Motors recently launched an eponymous Apple Watch app that goes beyond run-of-the-mill connected car features, putting control over creature comforts on the wrist of well-heeled owners.

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Apple mulls permanent expansion of Fifth Avenue store, feels 'entitled' to cut-rate FAO Schwarz lease

Apple mulls permanent expansion of Fifth Avenue store, feels 'entitled' to cut-rate FAO Schwarz lease

Apple's plan to temporarily relocate its flagship Fifth Avenue store from the base of the GM building to the old FAO Schwartz location has apparently evolved into a desire to permanently occupy the space — and without paying the going rate for rent.

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I/O 2016: Android Pay coming to ATMs & mobile Chrome users

I/O 2016: Android Pay coming to ATMs & mobile Chrome users

Widening the battleground with Apple Pay, Google on Wednesday announced that Android Pay will soon be usable at some ATMs, as well as by mobile Chrome users.

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Acura's sleeker 2nd-gen self-driving car hides sensors for better aesthetics

Acura's sleeker 2nd-gen self-driving car hides sensors for better aesthetics

With Acura's launch of its second automated vehicle, the RLX, the luxury sedan manufacturer is closer to providing an attractive consumer option —a market Apple watchers expect the company's secretive "Project Titan" is also eyeing.

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I/O 2016: Google launches Android N beta with speed boosts, VR hooks & iOS-drawn improvements

I/O 2016: Google launches Android N beta with speed boosts, VR hooks & iOS-drawn improvements

At the beginning of its I/O developer conference on Wednesday, Google revealed that the next major version of Android — codenamed "Android N" — is launching in beta later today, and will introduce features like better performance, improved multitasking, and even virtual reality support when it officially arrives in late summer.

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

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

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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I/O 2016: Google's new Home hardware takes on Apple's HomeKit and Siri

I/O 2016: Google's new Home hardware takes on Apple's HomeKit and Siri

The smart home battle between Apple, Google and others continues to heat up, with Google on Wednesday announcing Home, a new voice-activated hardware kit that brings the Google assistant service to any room in your house.

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Deals: Where to grab the lowest prices on Apple's MacBooks this Memorial Day weekend

Deals: Where to grab the lowest prices on Apple's MacBooks this Memorial Day weekend

This Memorial Day weekend, save up to $300 on popular 13" and 15" MacBook Pros when you pair instant discounts with exclusive coupons. Or snap up a 2015 12" MacBook for only $964 with 3 free accessories, free shipping and no sales tax in most states.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Leaked screens show Siri in Apple's upcoming OS X 10.12 with always-on 'Hey Siri'

Leaked screens show Siri in Apple's upcoming OS X 10.12 with always-on 'Hey Siri'

New images published on Wednesday appear to support rumors that Apple will finally bring Siri to the Mac in the next major version of OS X, premiering at WWDC 2016 in June.

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Fitbit buys Coin assets, makes plans to enter same mobile payment space as Apple Pay

Fitbit buys Coin assets, makes plans to enter same mobile payment space as Apple Pay

Fitbit on Wednesday announced the purchase of Coin's wearable payments assets, a takeover which should put Fitbit on a path to launching its own mobile payments technology sometime in 2017, and hence competing even more closely with Apple.

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Killer Deals: Apple's 128GB 12.9-inch iPad Pro (WiFi, Silver) for $745, 13" MacBook Pro for $1,149

Killer Deals: Apple's 128GB 12.9-inch iPad Pro (WiFi, Silver) for $745, 13

For a limited time this week, grab the lowest price ever offered on Apple's 12.9" iPad Pro (128GB, WiFi, Silver) at $745 ($204 off). Or pick up a new 13" MacBook Pro for $1,149 or 15" MacBook Pro for $1,799, both with no sales tax outside NY.

Proposed Pebble Time smart band could add standalone GPS, double battery life to 14 days

Proposed Pebble Time smart band could add standalone GPS, double battery life to 14 days

While patents reveal Apple has explored the possibility of adding new functionality to the Apple Watch with connectable smart bands, a new Kickstarter campaign hopes to beat it to the punch with a GPS-connected, battery-equipped smart band for the Pebble Time smartwatch.

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Tim Cook, other Apple execs to talk iPhone partnerships during India trip

Tim Cook, other Apple execs to talk iPhone partnerships during India trip

While in India this week, CEO Tim Cook and a team of fellow Apple executives will reportedly be meeting with the leaders of local telecoms firms, looking to bolster iPhone numbers with partnerships on sales and distribution.

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Didi Chuxing president hints at tech link for Apple's $1 billion investment

Didi Chuxing president hints at tech link for Apple's $1 billion investment

In a TV interview, Didi Chuxing president Jean Liu dropped more hints about the possible reasons for Apple's $1 billion investment, suggesting a technological connection.

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Microsoft sells Nokia feature phone division to Foxconn for $350M

Microsoft sells Nokia feature phone division to Foxconn for $350M

Microsoft's steady decline in the mobile phone business continues, as the Redmond, Wash., company announced on Wednesday that it will sell the feature phone division it acquired from Nokia to a subsidiary of manufacturer Foxconn for $350 million.

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Apple to open iOS app design and development accelerator in India in 2017

Apple to open iOS app design and development accelerator in India in 2017

As expected, Apple late Tuesday announced plans to open a Design and Development Accelerator in Bengaluru, India, where developers will learn a variety of skills for coding on Apple's software platforms.

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

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

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

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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Apple sent senior engineers to customer's house to investigate music deletion issue

Apple sent senior engineers to customer's house to investigate music deletion issue

James Pinkstone, whose blog post about an apparent iTunes music deletion bug went viral last week, said on Tuesday that Apple flew two senior software engineers across the country in attempts to troubleshoot the issue.

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Apple Pay gains 30 more US banks amid wait for more retail chains

Apple Pay gains 30 more US banks amid wait for more retail chains

Apple on Tuesday updated the roster of U.S. banks supporting Apple Pay with another 30 entries, while shoppers continued to wait for more retail partners to come onboard.

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Investor George Soros latest to snap up Apple stock as prices reach trough

Investor George Soros latest to snap up Apple stock as prices reach trough

Following Warren Buffett's surprise investment in Apple, it was recently revealed that billionaire investor George Soros took a position in the iPhone maker, buying up thousands of shares as company stock prices hover at their lowest point in years.

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Apple's iTunes 12.4 update provides unexpected speed boost, fixes deletion bug

Apple's iTunes 12.4 update provides unexpected speed boost, fixes deletion bug

The iTunes 12.4 update appears to have improved the speed of Apple's jukebox software, even though the company isn't actively promoting that fact, according to user comments on Reddit and Twitter, and first-hand experience by AppleInsider.

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Apple TV sales surge with hardware refresh, but still rank 4th in US streaming device market

Apple TV sales surge with hardware refresh, but still rank 4th in US streaming device market

A new survey of U.S. broadband households recently purchased a streaming media player has found that Roku continues to own the largest market share, while the Apple TV sales have greatly increased since last year's update. However, no one device controls a majority of the market, leaving the race for a winner still wide open.

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Largest shareholder urges struggling Pandora to sell itself to the highest bidder

Largest shareholder urges struggling Pandora to sell itself to the highest bidder

Activist investment firm Corvex Management is pushing streaming radio service — and Apple Music competitor — Pandora to seriously consider selling the company, instead of pursuing what it has dubbed a "costly and uncertain business plan."

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iOS 9.3.2 update 'bricking' some Apple iPad Pros, complaints say

iOS 9.3.2 update 'bricking' some Apple iPad Pros, complaints say

Trying to install Apple's iOS 9.3.2 update is causing some iPad Pros to become unusable, according to media reports and complaints on Apple's support forums.

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Apple hires wireless charging experts, hinting at tech for 2017 iPhones & iPads

Apple hires wireless charging experts, hinting at tech for 2017 iPhones & iPads

Apple is hiring a number of people with experience in wireless charging, a technology it could be planning to build into 2017 iPhone and iPad models.

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Foxconn & Pegatron kick off hiring early to cope with Apple's more complex 'iPhone 7' - report

Foxconn & Pegatron kick off hiring early to cope with Apple's more complex 'iPhone 7' - report

Apple's two main assembly partners, Foxconn and Pegatron, are said to have begun extra hiring for iPhone production early this year, allegedly owing to the complexity of the "iPhone 7."

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Apple to expand Indian development center, announce accelerator program for startups

Apple to expand Indian development center, announce accelerator program for startups

Coinciding with Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook's first-ever visit to India, the iPhone maker will reportedly make a pair of key announcements for the emerging market, related to software development and local start-up companies.

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

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

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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Intel rumored to supply up to 50% of modems for Apple's 'iPhone 7'

Intel rumored to supply up to 50% of modems for Apple's 'iPhone 7'

Intel will reportedly supply up to half of the cellular modem chips being used in Apple's "iPhone 7" and "7 Plus," expected to ship in September.

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Suppliers gearing up to ship Apple's 'iPhone 7' by end of September

Suppliers gearing up to ship Apple's 'iPhone 7' by end of September

Like clockwork, Apple's well-established annual iPhone release cycle is on track once again, as a new report claims the company's suppliers are prepared to begin shipping the "iPhone 7" and "iPhone 7 Plus" by the end of the third quarter.

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Apple imagines citywide ground-based navigation infrastructure to augment, replace GPS

Apple imagines citywide ground-based navigation infrastructure to augment, replace GPS

In a patent awarded to Apple on Tuesday, the company imagines entire cities outfitted with low-power wireless transmitters capable of sending pinpoint-accurate location data, as well as dynamic environmental alerts, to iPhones and in-car navigation systems.

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Monday, May 16, 2016

Fitbit's 'basic' devices dominate wearables market, Apple Watch sneaks into third

Fitbit's 'basic' devices dominate wearables market, Apple Watch sneaks into third

As the wearables market continues to evolve, new data shows a widening gap between basic and affordable fitness bands and more complex, do-it-all devices like Apple Watch — though the bulk of sales skew toward cheaper, simpler devices like Fitbit.

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Apple products subject of secretive Chinese cybersecurity audits, report says

Apple products subject of secretive Chinese cybersecurity audits, report says

A Chinese government committee is closely examining encryption and data storage technology products imported by foreign corporations, including Apple, in a bid to protect against national security threats, according to a report on Monday.

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Adobe adds automatic pattern generation tool to Capture CC for iOS

Adobe adds automatic pattern generation tool to Capture CC for iOS

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

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

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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Apple adds Chinese music, instruments, social media sharing in latest GarageBand update

Apple adds Chinese music, instruments, social media sharing in latest GarageBand update

In its latest play at the Chinese market, Apple on Monday released an updated version of GarageBand with a heavy focus on Chinese music, introducing new regional instruments, Chinese music loops and Chinese language localization, among other feature additions like social network sharing.

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