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Pandora guns for Spotify & Apple Music with new Premium on-demand service [u]

03/13/2017, 10:03 am

Pandora on Monday announced that its long-promised on-demand music service -- Pandora Premium -- is rolling out this week, challenging rivals like Apple and Spotify with a handful of unique features, mostly focused on personalization. [Updated with more launch info]

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Google launches Uptime collaborative YouTube viewing app exclusively for iOS

03/13/2017, 09:03 am

Google's "Area 120" incubator project has developed Uptime -- an iPhone app for watching YouTube videos collaboratively with other users of the app.

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Hands On: BusyCal's long development benefits feature set for Mac, iPhone

03/12/2017, 04:03 pm

If you're fine with Apple's free Calendar app, then BusyCal 3.1.5 is interesting just for its long history, but if you need more powerful features, the app is a strong contender for best-in-class.

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Analyst predicts weak demand for Samsung Galaxy S8, suggests focusing on Apple OLED 'iPhone 8'

03/11/2017, 02:03 pm

Noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has chimed in on the imminent Galaxy S8 release, and is predicting a significant drop in sales when compared to the Galaxy S7 to date because of a lack of selling points, and an attractive possible "iPhone 8" release.

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MCX sells one-time Apple Pay challenger CurrentC to JPMorgan Chase

03/10/2017, 11:03 pm

JPMorgan Chase on Friday said it has reached an agreement with the Merchant Customer Exchange to buy the consortium's financial technology assets -- the defunct CurrentC mobile payments platform -- as the bank works to build out its own Chase Pay solution.

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AT&T adds 3Mbps unlimited GoPhone tier as Verizon exempts FiOS video from cellular caps

03/10/2017, 03:03 pm

U.S. carrier AT&T on Friday debuted yet another unlimited phone plan, this time bringing the option to prepaid GoPhone customers for $60 per month -- albeit at low speeds. Verizon meanwhile fired its own salvo in the "unlimited" battle, exempting FiOS video from caps on its cellular plans.

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Microsoft revamps Cortana for iPhone in renewed bid to take on Apple's Siri

03/10/2017, 01:03 pm

Microsoft on Friday released a promised overhaul of its Cortana iPhone app, simplifying the way the AI assistant works on iOS and making it more practical as an alternative -- or complement -- to Apple's native Siri.

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Plex Cloud emerges from beta, turns cloud storage accounts into media servers

03/09/2017, 03:03 pm

Plex on Thursday announced the official launch of Plex Cloud, bringing the remote media access feature out of beta for people with a Plex Pass subscription.

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Why the 'iPhone 8' may see Apple finally adopt OLED

03/09/2017, 01:03 pm

Conflicting rumors peg the 2017 iPhone refresh to boast OLED screens in just the "iPhone 8," or the high-end model and in the "iPhone 7s," or in nothing at all. AppleInsider examines the technology, and discusses why -- or why not -- it may make an appearance later in the year.

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Facebook's latest Snapchat Stories clone, Messenger Day, rolls out worldwide

03/09/2017, 12:03 pm

Facebook on Thursday announced the global availability of Messenger Day, a feature within its Messenger app for Android and Apple's iPhone and iPad that appears to be directly based off Snapchat's Stories feature.

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Apple begins strictly enforcing rule that prohibits iOS app updates outside of App Store

03/09/2017, 10:03 am

Apple is starting to more uniformly enforce a restriction in place since the beginning of the App Store, and is notifying developers pro-actively that it will refuse approval to new apps or updates that include mechanisms to update or alter pre-approved app behavior outside the app store.

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Apple exposes how it teaches new languages to Siri, staying ahead of competition

03/09/2017, 09:03 am

A report on Thursday offered a behind-the-scenes look at how Apple introduces new languages for Siri, suggesting that broader language support is one of the few things keeping the voice assistant competitive in the face of rivals from Amazon and Google.

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CIA responds to 'Vault 7' hack leak, WikiLeaks claims only 1% of what it holds was published

03/09/2017, 08:03 am

The CIA has issued a statement criticizing the massive WikiLeaks reveal of its iPhone, macOS, Android, and Windows hacking department, amidst international outcry about the leak -- and tens of thousands more documents are allegedly on the way.

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Honda reveals Clarity Electric & Plug-in Hybrid with support for Apple's CarPlay

03/08/2017, 05:03 pm

Honda on Wednesday announced two upcoming cars, the Clarity Electric and Clarity Plug-in Hybrid, that will add to a growing roster supporting Apple's CarPlay platform.

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WikiLeaks documents show CIA struggling to crack Apple gear, little danger to everyday folk

03/08/2017, 02:03 pm

While the revelations that the CIA has its own device penetration department, including a section for Apple equipment, a closer look at the revealed data shows an agency struggling with the realities of modern surveillance, and a increasingly sophisticated investigation target base.

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Apple makes available fifth developer beta releases of iOS 10.3, watchOS 3.2, and tvOS 10.2

03/08/2017, 01:03 pm

A day after the macOS Sierra beta release, Apple on Wednesday published the fifth betas of iOS 10.3, watchOS 3.2, and tvOS 10.2 for developers to download and test.

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QardioArm blood pressure monitor with HealthKit support comes to Apple's stores & website

03/08/2017, 01:03 pm

Qardio on Wednesday announced that its HealthKit-enabled blood pressure monitor, the QardioArm, is now being sold through Apple retail stores, as well as Apple.com.

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Apple Pay donations turn on for 22 UK charities such as Oxfam & UNICEF

03/08/2017, 10:03 am

Apple on Wednesday introduced support for Apple Pay donations in the U.K., starting with a wave of 22 organizations such as the Alzheimer's Society, Oxfam, the Royal British Legion, and UNICEF.

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Two Apple suppliers tapped for 'iPhone 8' OLED 3D Touch solutions, dropping big bucks on fab facilities

03/08/2017, 09:03 am

A new supply chain report pegs touch panel manufacturers General Interface Solution and TPK Holding as OLED touch panel suppliers for Apple, with the pair spending millions of dollars to expand capacity in time for the "iPhone 8."

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3D imaging tech in Apple's 'iPhone 8' may push launch past September - report

03/08/2017, 09:03 am

The 3D imaging sensors anticipated for the "iPhone 8" are being produced by STMicroelectronics at a factory in France, a report said on Wednesday, cautioning that parts might not be ready by Apple's usual September launch window.

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