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Harman debuts first wireless Apple CarPlay integration, launches with BMW 5 Series sedan

02/23/2017, 01:02 pm

Audio vendor Harman has unveiled a new wireless CarPlay solution for car manufacturers, with the technology first hitting the market as manufacturer-installed gear in the BMW 5 Series Sedan.

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Contradictory report cites 5 Apple wireless charging teams on 'iPhone 8,' no tech breakthroughs

02/23/2017, 10:02 am

A new report highlights Apple's involvement with wireless charging protocol specification Qi's organizing body, and claims that Apple's iPhone moves are driven more by marketing needs than by any particular drive for innovation in new products.

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Federal court rules police can't force building-wide iPhone fingerprint unlocks

02/23/2017, 09:02 am

Possibly reversing recent trends in law enforcement, a U.S. federal court in Illinois has ruled that warrants can't be used to demand broad fingerprint unlocks for all of the devices in a building, such as Apple iPhones.

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ColorWare now sells custom painted AirPods in 58 colors for $130 premium

02/22/2017, 10:02 pm

Although AirPods are still out of stock, those who waited to purchase Apple's first wireless earphones now have additional color options -- 58 to be exact -- to choose from thanks to aftermarket customization firm ColorWare.

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Instagram's iPhone app adds support for uploading multiple photos & videos in one post

02/22/2017, 03:02 pm

Facebook's Instagram on Wednesday announced support for uploading up to 10 photos and videos in a single post, potentially radically changing how people use the social network.

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Apple Watch & ResearchKit epilepsy study concludes, gleans insight on seizure triggers

02/22/2017, 11:02 am

A research study on epilepsy with the Apple Watch and ResearchKit at the core of the work has concluded, and is shedding light on seizure triggers, hopefully paving the way for better identification of precursors of the disruptive and dangerous event.

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Apple Pay adds 40+ banks, credit unions in latest expansion [updated]

02/22/2017, 10:02 am

Apple Pay has today gained support from more than 40 new banks and credit unions in the U.S., inching the total of participating nationwide card issuers closer to 2,000. While Apple initially listed Santander among those banks, it was later apparently removed, with the bank indicating that support is coming this spring [updated].

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Foxconn workers depart company, rather than shift to non-iPhone assembly -- report

02/22/2017, 09:02 am

Apple partner and device assembler Foxconn is going on a hiring spree at China colleges, but reports from within the company claim that as iPhone 7 manufacturing winds down, assemblers would rather leave than deal with lower pay and fewer safety precautions when building goods from other companies.

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Apple airs regional AirPods ads featuring UK musicians

02/21/2017, 09:02 pm

As part of a shift toward targeted digital and regional ad campaigns, Apple on Tuesday released three new versions of its "Notes" AirPods commercial in the UK featuring music from The 1975, Craig David and Lianne La Havas.

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Apple could ditch Qualcomm for new Gbps Intel XMM 7650 modem in iPhone 8

02/21/2017, 07:02 pm

Earlier today Intel announced a new XMM 7650 Baseband Processor modem today to take on Qualcomm's X16. Unlike previous Intel modems, the new product supports CDMA in addition to LTE, as well as high speed LTE Category 16, enabling gigabit downloads. The new chip could enable global mobile support for Apple's next iPhones.

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Review: Jaybird's X3 Bluetooth earbuds are a great choice for pumping iron

02/21/2017, 06:02 pm

The Jaybird X3s are a high-quality, yet affordable alternative to other fitness-oriented Bluetooth headphones, including Apple's AirPods and Beats products. Whether or not they're right for you, though, can be very subjective.

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The average US iPhone owner spent $40 in App Store purchases during 2016

02/21/2017, 05:02 pm

Over the course of 2016, American iPhone owners forked out an average of $40 on iOS App Store purchases, including in-app transactions -- up from $35 in 2015, according to new analytics data.

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As legal spat with Apple continues, Qualcomm teases ultra-fast 1.2Gbps LTE mobile chips

02/21/2017, 11:02 am

Apple supplier Qualcomm on Tuesday revealed a new LTE modem, the Snapdragon X20, which could push the limits of the cellular technology and theoretically appear in a 2018 iPhone --if the chipmaker and Apple can get along.

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Apple rumored to eliminate 32GB tier with 'iPhone 8,' with capacity starting at 64GB

02/21/2017, 10:02 am

While not much has been said up until now about Apple's possible intentions for user storage on the "iPhone 8," a new report claims that the high-end device will have at least 64 gigabytes of flash storage, with a second configuration boasting 256 gigabytes.

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Apple's 'iPhone 8' may not use curved OLED due to production problems

02/21/2017, 10:02 am

Although Apple's upcoming "iPhone 8" is expected to offer a 5.15-inch AMOLED screen with a 2K resolution, the company is dropping plans to make it curved because of problems discovered in testing, a research firm said on Tuesday.

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Wireless charging likely coming to Apple's 'iPhone 8,' but not Energous's long-range solution

02/21/2017, 09:02 am

A new report sheds some doubt on Apple's "iPhone 8" including Energous wireless charging at-range technology, and suggests that it will either use the Qi or the Airfuel protocols.

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'iPhone 8' to include game changing 3D facial recognition tech in FaceTime camera

02/21/2017, 08:02 am

In addition to being a complete redesign of the iconic handset, Apple's anticipated "iPhone 8" will reportedly bring key technical upgrades to the platform, including a "revolutionary" front facing 3D camera system that can be used for a variety of applications, from biometric authentication to games.

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Apple shares four new 'One Night' ads focusing on iPhone 7 low-light photography [u]

02/20/2017, 06:02 pm

Apple on Monday shared a series of four short commercial spots featuring the low-light photo capture capabilities of iPhone 7, with the ads taking viewers on a trip through a sampling of nighttime scenes, from New York to Johannesburg.

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Apple unlikely to develop an Echo-like standalone Siri speaker - report

02/20/2017, 02:02 pm

Apple doesn't appear interested in developing a standalone Amazon Echo-like speaker utilizing Siri, as the company's vision is instead linked to devices like the iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPods.

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Apple releases third beta of iOS 10.3 with 'Find my AirPods,' tvOS 10.2, watchOS 3.2 for developers

02/20/2017, 01:02 pm

Nearly two weeks since the last release, Apple has made available the third betas of iOS 10.3, watchOS 3.2, and tvOS 10.2 available to developers.

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