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Apple's iPhone 6s could add 12MP Sony camera with RGBW subpixels - report

05/25/2015, 02:05 pm

The next-generation iPhone will reportedly sport a camera with a 12-megapixel Sony sensor that makes use of the firm's RGBW technology to help with low-light photography.


New book says BlackBerry ignored iPhone threat because it misunderstood market

05/22/2015, 07:05 pm

An excerpt from an upcoming book on the rise and collapse of Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry suggests that while the company -- then known as RIM -- had some appreciation for 2007's first-generation iPhone, it did not see the device as a threat given RIM's core customers.


Apple's iPhone 5c helps man survive shotgun blast to the chest

05/22/2015, 03:05 pm

A 25-year-old British man who was shot in the chest with a shotgun during a confrontation outside of his home survived the event, thanks in part to his green iPhone 5c, which absorbed much of the impact.


New AT&T policy may restrict Apple Stores from selling iPhone with two-year contract, reports say

05/21/2015, 11:05 pm

According to multiple unconfirmed reports, AT&T is on the verge of making a major change to its smartphone sales model that will prohibit third-party retailers, like the Apple Store, from selling handsets under two-year contract terms.


Foxconn to handle bulk of manufacturing for Apple's 'iPhone 6s' & 'iPad Pro' this fall, insider says

05/21/2015, 09:05 am

Longtime Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn will handle the bulk of production for the company's next-generation iPhone, and will also be the sole manufacturer of the anticipated 12.9-inch iPad, both on track to launch this fall, according to well-connected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.


Apple's online store outs Touch ID-equipped iPhone 5c [u]

05/21/2015, 09:05 am

A promotional photo posted to Apple's online storefront this week shows what appears to be a new version of the plastic-backed iPhone 5c, largely unchanged save for the notable addition of a Touch ID sensor in the home button.


Microsoft inadvertently reveals 'Flow by Outlook' chat app for iPhone

05/20/2015, 10:05 am

Microsoft appears to be developing a streamlined chat and email application for iPhones called Flow by Outlook, a leaked download webpage marked "Microsoft Confidential" revealed on Wednesday.


Clothing retailer Express now accepting Apple Pay at all US stores

05/19/2015, 05:05 pm

Clothing retailer Express on Tuesday began accepting Apple Pay at all of its U.S. outlets, adding yet another feather in the cap of Apple's mobile payment platform.


Second-gen Automatic car adapter adds GPS, real-time data, third-party app support

05/19/2015, 04:05 pm

Automatic Labs on Tuesday launched a upgraded version of the Automatic, a Bluetooth adapter that plugs into a vehicle's OBD-II (on-board diagnostic) port and communicates with a paired iOS or Android device.


Basis ships Peak Titanium Edition fitness tracker, updates apps with HealthKit, Google Fit support

05/19/2015, 01:05 pm

Basis on Tuesday launched a Titanium Edition of its Peak fitness tracker, and simultaneously announced software updates enabling support for Apple HealthKit and Google Fit.


Apple Pay picks up 34 new banks including NASA, San Francisco Federal Credit Unions

05/19/2015, 11:05 am

Apple on Tuesday added 34 more financial institutions to the roster supporting Apple Pay, its mobile payment platform for Touch ID-capable iPhones and iPads, as well as the Apple Watch.


Apple adds new Lightning dock for iPhone 6, 6 Plus

05/19/2015, 10:05 am

Alongside updates to its MacBook Pro and Retina iMac lines, Apple on Tuesday released a small but long-anticipated accessory for iPhone owners with an all-new Lightning dock designed to work with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.


Audible enables CarPlay support, Mercedes-Benz prepares Apple Watch app

05/18/2015, 04:05 pm

Amazon-owned Audible on Monday added CarPlay support to its audiobook app for iOS, while Mercedes-Benz revealed an upcoming Apple Watch app that will handle functions like navigation and vehicle status updates.


President Obama uses iPhone to make first post on personal Twitter account [u]

05/18/2015, 02:05 pm

U.S. President Barack Obama made his first post from a personal Twitter account on Monday, doing so from an Executive Office iPhone despite previous worries about the device's security.


Foxconn posts record first-quarter profits on strong sales of Apple's iPhone 6

05/15/2015, 12:05 pm

Asian manufacturer Hon Hai -- better known as Foxconn -- on Friday reported its highest first-quarter profit growth in a decade with a 56 percent jump year-over-year, driven at least in part by strong sales of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.


Rumor: 12MP camera in Apple's 'iPhone 6s' will pack in smaller pixels

05/15/2015, 09:05 am

With numerous reports reaffirming that Apple's next-generation iPhone will feature a higher-quality 12-megapixel camera, one analyst has chimed to claim that the company will achieve this through smaller pixels in the images it captures.


Sunrise Calendar builds Meet into iOS 8 keyboard, HBO Go adopts modernized UI

05/14/2015, 05:05 pm

Microsoft on Thursday updated Sunrise Calendar for iOS with a new scheduling tool called Meet, while HBO brought the iOS edition of HBO Go up to par with a redesigned interface.


Apple on track for another 51+ million iPhone sales this quarter, research says

05/14/2015, 02:05 pm

Demand for Apple's iPhone continues to stay extremely strong, even as the life cycle of the current iPhone 6 series begins to wind down heading into the fall, new data from UBS reveals.


LifeProof launches ruggedized Fre Power battery case for iPhone 6

05/14/2015, 01:05 pm

Case maker LifeProof on Thursday launched preorders for the Fre Power, a new battery case for the iPhone 6 also designed to be rugged and waterproof.


Coppertino launches Loop cloud music storage, Google Docs and Slides for iOS get direct image capture

05/13/2015, 03:05 pm

Coppertino on Wednesday launched a new cloud music locker called Loop, while Google updated its Docs and Slides iOS apps to enable inserting freshly-snapped photos.