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Facebook announces Messenger API, spherical videos & more at F8 conference

03/25/2015, 03:03 pm

Facebook on Wednesday made a series of announcements at its F8 Developer Conference in San Francisco, revealing plans to make Messenger a platform, and improve other aspects of its social network with functions like Share Sheets, spherical videos, and an embeddable video player.

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Facebook begins rolling out nostalgic 'On This Day' feature to Web, mobile app

03/24/2015, 03:03 pm

Facebook on Tuesday announced the debut of a new feature for users of its website and mobile apps, "On This Day," meant to spark nostalgia by highlighting content posted to the site in years past.

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Apple invents 3-sensor iPhone camera with light splitting cube for accurate colors, low-light performance

03/24/2015, 04:03 am

An Apple patent published on Tuesday details a miniaturized iPhone camera system that employs a light-splitting cube to parse incoming rays into three color components, each of which are captured by separate sensors.

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Amazon Music for iOS gets ad-free Prime Stations, Instagram launches Layout for iPhone

03/23/2015, 03:03 pm

Amazon has launched a major overhaul of its Music app for iOS, including support for radio stations, while Facebook-owned Instagram has published Layout, a new iPhone app that lets users build collages out of their photos.

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Square opens up Square Cash payments to businesses in bid to compete with PayPal, Apple Pay

03/23/2015, 02:03 pm

Mobile payments service Square announced on Monday that businesses can begin accepting payments sent via Square Cash, an iPhone and Android app previously aimed exclusively at person-to-person transfers.

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iPhone 6 orders boost Pegatron's 2014 net profits to $466.8 million

03/23/2015, 12:03 pm

Pegatron saw annual net profits rise 53.4 percent to $466.8 million U.S. in 2014, according to a quarterly results announcement made on Monday, boosted by a growing share of the Apple's supply chain including the hugely popular iPhone 6.

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Photo allegedly reveals Apple Store demo kit for trying on in-ear headphones

03/20/2015, 03:03 pm

A new photo, published on Friday, shows what is claimed to be a demonstration kit Apple Stores will soon use for customers to try on in-ear headphones, something that might otherwise be uncomfortable or unsanitary.

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Inside Greater China: An exclusive look at Apple in Shenzhen

03/19/2015, 02:03 am

Apple has singled out Greater China--including mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan--as a primary growth center. AppleInsider took a trip to learn more, starting with a week exploring Taiwan followed by a week in Hong Kong and a week in Guangdong Province in the People's Republic of China.

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The Whole Pantry vanishes from App Store, Apple Watch app showcase

03/18/2015, 12:03 pm

Apple has removed an app called The Whole Pantry from the App Store and the Apple Watch app showcase, following recent controversy surrounding its backer, Australian healthy-living celebrity Belle Gibson.

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PGA Tour & MasterCard expand Apple Pay use to merch, concessions at Arnold Palmer Invitational

03/18/2015, 11:03 am

The PGA Tour's support of Apple Pay will expand with the upcoming Arnold Palmer Invitational event, where fans will be able to purchase both merchandise and concessions with their iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus.

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Facebook Messenger gains app-based person-to-person money transfers

03/17/2015, 05:03 pm

In "coming months," Facebook is rolling out person-to-person money transfers in its Messenger apps for iOS, Android, and the Web, the social network announced on Tuesday.

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Apple to accept non-iPhone trade-ins with expanded Reuse and Recycling Program, report says

03/16/2015, 06:03 pm

Apple is planning to add Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone handsets to the list of acceptable trade-ins for its Reuse and Recycling Program, which exchanges used hardware for Apple Store gift cards.

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T-Mobile brings Data Stash rollovers to Simple Choice prepaid subscribers

03/16/2015, 02:03 pm

T-Mobile USA has announced plans to bring Data Stash -- a policy rolling over unused 4G data from each month -- to new and existing Simple Choice prepaid subscribers, having previously limited the perk to postpaid customers.

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Amazon creating Apple Watch app, Stitcher updates to fit larger iPhone displays

03/13/2015, 05:03 pm

Amazon is developing an app for the Apple Watch, AppleInsider has learned, while Stitcher has updated its eponymous podcasting app with better support for the displays on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.

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Apple launches iOS 8.3 public beta

03/12/2015, 03:03 pm

Apple on Thursday officially expanded its public software beta program to include iOS, seeding members with iOS 8.3 beta 3, the same version provided to registered developers earlier in the day.

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Banks ING and OCBC launch new apps with support for Touch ID logins

03/11/2015, 10:03 pm

Dutch bank ING and Singapore's OCBC Bank recently integrated Touch ID compatibility to their respective iOS apps, marking the first time Apple's fingerprint recognition system has been used to protect mobile banking apps in those countries.

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Intel to reportedly supply LTE chips for 2016 iPhone

03/11/2015, 06:03 pm

Apple will reportedly turn to Intel's new XMM 7360 LTE modem when it launches a special next-generation iPhone model in 2016, suggesting the company is looking to diversify baseband chip suppliers.

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Next-gen iPhone rumored to include Force Touch, possible pink color option

03/10/2015, 09:03 pm

A report on Tuesday reiterated claims that Apple plans to integrate Force Touch features into its next iPhone model, and at the same time floated new rumors about an upcoming pink version of the handset.

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GameStop pledges to support Apple Pay in wake of Apple Watch event

03/10/2015, 01:03 pm

Another major retail chain, GameStop, has announced plans to support Apple Pay in the aftermath of yesterday's Apple Watch press event, with preparations underway to introduce the payment technology later this month.

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Apple's iPhone 6, 6 Plus raise combined iPhone shipments to 700 million

03/09/2015, 01:03 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook on Monday announced that the company has sold more than 700 million iPhones since launch, just months after Apple announced the sale of its 1 billionth iOS device.

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