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Topic: iPhone

Samsung Galaxy S6 delivers poor graphics performance vs. Apple iPhone 6 Plus

04/01/2015, 05:04 am

While boasting an "Octa Core" Application Processor and an extremely high resolution display, Samsung's new Galaxy S6 falls flat in running GPU intensive apps and games -- particularly in comparison to Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.

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Todoist for iOS gets major upgrades, New York Times creates 'one-sentence stories' for Apple Watch

03/31/2015, 04:03 pm

Doist on Tuesday released a major update of Todoist for iOS, adding features like "intelligent" task input, while the New York Times announced it would be creating single-sentence stories for display on Apple Watch.

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Reviewers say Samsung's Galaxy S6 tops Android heap, but S6 Edge is solution in search of problem

03/31/2015, 11:03 am

The early word is out on Samsung's latest flagship smartphones, with many reviewers praising the company's design efforts --†even as they acknowledge its Apple-esque form --†while questioning the S6 Edge's raison d'Ítre.

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Two-thirds of Apple Pay users running into problems at checkout, survey claims

03/31/2015, 10:03 am

Although Apple CEO Tim Cook claimed that Apple Pay had "gotten off to the most amazing start," about two-thirds of its users are encountering problems at retail, according to a survey published this week by Phoenix Marketing International.

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Adobe debuts Comp CC for iPad, Facebook Messenger gets third-party hooks, Google Drive enables automatic backups

03/30/2015, 04:03 pm

Adobe on Monday launched a conceptual design app for the iPad, Comp CC, while Facebook brought third-party app integration to Messenger, and Google Drive gained support for automatic iOS photo and video backup.

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Apple embarks on wave of new battery-related job hires, targets iOS improvements

03/30/2015, 02:03 pm

Apple has been looking to make significant additions to its battery technology team since the beginning of March, with a special emphasis on iOS devices, newly listed positions available at the company reveal.

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Alleged 'iPhone 6c' rear shell suggests Apple will repackage iPhone 5s parts

03/30/2015, 11:03 am

On the heels of a new report saying Apple will continue to offer a 4-inch iPhone with a new "C" model, a set of new images show what appears to be a revised design for an unreleased iPhone that could feature parts from the current iPhone 5s.

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BlackBerry sells just 1.6M smartphones in Q4 as software, services grow

03/27/2015, 12:03 pm

Canadian device maker BlackBerry on Friday revealed yet another quarterly decline in hardware sales, moving just 1.6 million smartphones in its fiscal fourth quarter as its once-dominant device business continues to retreat.

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JP Morgan predicts Apple will stick with LCD, not OLED, for 'iPhone 7'

03/26/2015, 04:03 pm

Despite finally jumping into the OLED market with the Apple Watch, Apple is not expected to migrate its handset line away from LCD technology in the near future, instead choosing to stick with LTPS-based LCD panels when it debuts its so-called "iPhone 7."

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Samsung Galaxy S6 comes with 56 apps preinstalled, including Instagram & Microsoft OneDrive

03/26/2015, 12:03 pm

Critics of so-called "bloatware" will have new fodder thanks to Samsung's forthcoming flagship Galaxy S6 smartphone, which will come preinstalled with a total of 56 applications, including third-party services like Microsoft OneDrive and Whatsapp.

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Amazon debuts new unlimited Cloud Drive plans, Beatport comes to iOS

03/26/2015, 11:03 am

Amazon today launched two unlimited tiers for its Cloud Drive storage service, while prominent dance music service Beatport has revealed it will be debuting on Apple's iOS.

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Twitter launches rebranded Periscope app for live video broadcasting

03/26/2015, 10:03 am

Just a few months after acquiring the app's original developer, Twitter has released a rebranded Periscope app for the iPhone, which lets users stream live broadcasts to Twitter followers, like chief rival Meerkat.

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Rumor: Apple to launch three iPhone models in 2015 including new 4" handset

03/26/2015, 01:03 am

The latest scuttlebutt out of East Asia claims Apple has plans to release a total of three new iPhone models during its annual refresh cycle in the second half of the year, one of which will incorporate a 4-inch display.

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Apple to activate Chinese iPhone trade-in program in March with backing from Foxconn

03/26/2015, 12:03 am

A report on Wednesday claims Apple is primed to roll out an iPhone trade-in program in China that will let customers sell back old equipment to Foxconn in return for store credit.

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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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