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Justice Department considers wiretapping fight with WhatsApp amid Apple-FBI row

03/14/2016, 09:03 am

The U.S. government is at odds with yet another Silicon Valley firm thanks to encrypted communications, this time targeting Facebook-owned messaging superpower WhatsApp over federal wiretapping statutes.

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New iPhone 7 case rumor depicts thinner body, nearly flush camera

03/13/2016, 09:03 pm

Rumored case designs purportedly leaked from Apple supplier Catcher Technology suggest that the next major iPhone design will feature a streamlined rear case design with larger cutout accommodating a virtually flush rear camera lens.

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Three weeks after calling for Apple boycott, Donald Trump is tweeting from his iPhone again

03/11/2016, 12:03 pm

Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump's call for a boycott of Apple products didn't last long --his official Twitter account has been posting regularly from an iPhone, just three weeks after he vowed to stop.

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California Assembly considers bill to mandate encryption backdoors

03/10/2016, 09:03 am

A bill introduced in the California State Assembly earlier this year would require companies that build smartphones and mobile operating systems to build backdoors in their products and fine any company that does not comply.

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Alphabet Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt spotted snapping pics with an Apple iPhone

03/10/2016, 09:03 am

Former Google CEO and current Alphabet Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt was in South Korea for a press event this week, where he was spotted taking pictures of the event using an Apple iPhone instead of a Google Android handset.

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Apple's growth rate slows in Chinese smartphone market, report says

03/09/2016, 06:03 pm

Apple's iPhone continued to increase its share of the lucrative Chinese smartphone market during the three-month period ending in January, but growth rates reached a nadir not seen since 2014, according to the latest research from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.

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'iPhone 7,' 'iPhone SE' case photos proliferate from China based on alleged Apple designs

03/09/2016, 03:03 pm

Case makers are betting they already know the design of Apple's impending 4-inch iPhone, as well as its next-generation "iPhone 7," with a multitude of protective accessories available to purchase from China.

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Device makers planning 'true VR experiences' on Apple's iPhone this fall

03/09/2016, 01:03 pm

Immersive virtual reality experiences -- well beyond what Google Cardboard can offer -- are expected to begin arriving on the iPhone, with the aid of new third-party hardware, this fall.

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The iPhone's home button could get a Liquidmetal makeover, new Apple patent shows

03/09/2016, 12:03 pm

A recently granted Apple patent points to a new use for Liquidmetal -- a simplified home button design that would cut down on complexity and last longer than conventional components.

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Apple, FBI battle a wedge issue for American voters, poll shows

03/09/2016, 10:03 am

The ongoing philosophical debate between Silicon Valley -- with Apple at the forefront -- and the federal government over encryption has split the American electorate in two distinct but equal camps, a new survey shows.

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Photos of purported 'iPhone 7' case support rumors of no 3.5mm headphone jack

03/09/2016, 08:03 am

Whether or not it's based on an accurate design, at least one third-party case manufacturer is already producing a product assuming Apple's upcoming "iPhone 7" will indeed ditch the legacy 3.5-millimeter headphone jack.

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Absurd report claims Apple is prepping a 5.8" iPhone with OLED display for 2018

03/08/2016, 01:03 pm

Taiwanese analysts reportedly believe Apple is about to join the mobile display size arms race, adding a yet larger display to its flagship iPhone lineup and moving to more power efficient OLED technology in the process. That seems highly unlikely -- here's why.

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Woz backs Apple in FBI's 'lame' iPhone encryption case

03/08/2016, 11:03 am

During a late-night television appearance on Monday, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak expressed his support for Apple in the company's ongoing fight with the FBI, saying the bureau "picked a lame case."

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Early reviews peg Samsung's Galaxy S7 as a serious contender for best smartphone

03/08/2016, 10:03 am

Two generations into its campaign to push Apple and the iPhone in the premium smartphone segment, Samsung seems to have hit on a winning formula -- though the software could still use some work.

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Apple working to import & sell pre-owned iPhones in India, report says

03/04/2016, 01:03 pm

Apple is seeking government approval to import and resell used iPhones in India, according to a statement by the country's telecommunications minister on Friday.

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Apple Pay gains 27 more US card issuers including PNC's Global Investment Servicing

03/04/2016, 11:03 am

Apple on Friday added another 27 names to the list of U.S. card issuers supporting Apple Pay, most notably expanding support for PNC cards to the bank's Global Investment Servicing division.

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US Secretary of Defense Ash Carter speaks out for strong encryption

03/03/2016, 02:03 pm

The Pentagon wholeheartedly supports strong encryption and opposes efforts to add back doors to secure software, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said at a cybersecurity conference on Thursday.

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Apple Pay a hit in China with 3 million cards added in 2 days

03/03/2016, 09:03 am

Chinese consumers have flocked to Apple's contactless payment solution in the weeks since its debut, with one bank reporting that more than 3 million cards were activated on Apple Pay in the first 2 days of availability.

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Apple rumored to debut OLED iPhone in 2017

03/02/2016, 07:03 pm

A report on Wednesday claims Apple is planning to incorporate OLED display technology in its iPhone lineup in 2017, a year earlier than previous estimates, though the new screen technology will be limited to certain high-end models due to initial supply constraints.

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Adobe improves Lightroom iOS app with full-res output, more 3D Touch

03/02/2016, 05:03 pm

Adobe updated its Lightroom clients for the iPhone and iPad on Wednesday, upgrading the photo workflow software with features like full-resolution output and more 3D Touch commands.

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