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Teardown of Apple's Smart Battery Case exposes 1,877mAh battery, simple design

12/10/2015, 12:12 pm

Apple's new Smart Battery Case for the iPhone 6 and 6s uses a relatively simple construction, centered around a 1,877 milliamp-hour battery sitting behind an aluminum plate, according to a teardown published on Thursday.

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Rumor: Apple developing proprietary mobile GPU, could replace Imagination's PowerVR

12/10/2015, 12:12 pm

Apple is allegedly at work on its own graphics processor technology, which -- if completed -- would bring almost all of its mobile processor design in-house.

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Tim Cook lauds new iPhone 6s Smart Battery Case design as easy to use

12/09/2015, 05:12 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook responded to negative criticism over the company's new Smart Battery Case, saying the "hump" battery cell is designed for easy-on, easy-off use.

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Twitter's Periscope claims App of the Year in Apple's 2015 App Store picks

12/09/2015, 01:12 pm

Apple on Wednesday published its annual Best of 2015 feature for the App Store, highlighting the company's own picks as well as overall bestsellers.

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Streaming music service Deezer updates iOS app with support for Apple's CarPlay

12/09/2015, 12:12 pm

Deezer has announced that an updated iOS app -- coming later on Wednesday -- will allow iPhone owners to control the music service via CarPlay.

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Cortana for iOS launching on Wednesday, Microsoft announces

12/09/2015, 10:12 am

Microsoft's voice assistant, Cortana, will be available on "select" iPhone and Android devices starting on Wednesday, with Cyanogen OS suport coming later this month, according to an official blog post.

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Tim Cook recruits Siri for advice in Cerebral Palsy Foundation "Just Say Hi" campaign

12/08/2015, 05:12 pm

Apple's chief executive Tim Cook has joined a series of celebrities adding their voice to a new Cerebral Palsy Foundation campaign designed to spark conversations with people with disabilities--in a spot that seeks advice from Siri.

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First look: Apple's lightweight 3.6oz Smart Battery Case for iPhone 6s and iPhone 6

12/08/2015, 03:12 pm

Coming as a surprising hardware launch on Tuesday, the new Apple Smart Battery Case is a compelling new option for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s users looking to get more uptime out of their handset. AppleInsider offers a closer look at the new $99 accessory.

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Open source HomeBridge links 3rd-party smart home devices like Nest to Apple's HomeKit

12/08/2015, 12:12 pm

Users looking to connect their existing smart home setup to Apple's HomeKit ecosystem can turn to Homebridge, an open-source tool that brings voice control to popular devices from Nest, Sonos and others.

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Lightning-connected Gamevice gaming controller for iPhone debuts in Apple Stores

12/08/2015, 10:12 am

iOS gamers have a new hardware controller option now available at Apple's retail and online stores: Gamevice, an attachable and collapsible gamepad that's compatible with the iPhone 6 and 6s, as well as the larger 6 Plus and 6s Plus.

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Apple's new Smart Battery Case displays remaining charge on lock screen, boasts integrated antenna

12/08/2015, 09:12 am

Earning its 'smart' moniker, Apple's new Smart Battery Case for iPhone 6s presents users with both a new lock screen battery display as well as compatibility with the Notification Center battery widget, giving the accessory capabilities that just aren't possible with third-party battery cases.

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Apple debuts Smart Battery Case for iPhone 6s, extends life up to 25 hours

12/08/2015, 04:12 am

In a surprise release on Tuesday, Apple debuted the Smart Battery Case for iPhone 6s and 6, the first integrated battery pack to come out of Cupertino since the original iPhone launched in 2007.

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Volvo launches first US support for CarPlay in 2016 XC90

12/07/2015, 05:12 pm

The 2016 model year XC90 on Monday became the first Volvo vehicle in the U.S. to support Apple's CarPlay, enabling iPhone owners to access some apps from the crossover SUV's dash display.

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Facebook closes down Creative Labs, pulls Riff, Slingshot & Rooms from App Store

12/07/2015, 02:12 pm

Facebook on Monday confirmed the closure of its two-year-old Creative Labs division, along with the removal of three related apps from Apple and Google's app stores.

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Dropbox to shut down Mailbox & Carousel in early 2016, focus on collaboration

12/07/2015, 01:12 pm

Dropbox will shut down its Mailbox app on Feb. 26, and its photo management app Carousel on Mar. 31, the cloud storage service announced in a Monday blog post.

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Rumor: Apple again said to use OLED display for 'iPhone 8' in 2018

12/07/2015, 11:12 am

Yet another report from Japan claims that Apple is planning to jump to OLED panel displays for its iPhone lineup starting in 2018, using the same display technology found in the Apple Watch.

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Apple camera supplier Sony picks up Toshiba's image sensor business for $155M

12/04/2015, 12:12 pm

Sony on Friday confirmed the takeover of Toshiba's image sensor business, in a deal that could potentially reinforce its position as a supplier for cameras in Apple devices.

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As 'iPhone 6c' rumors heat up, 20% of US consumers say they prefer 4-inch smartphones

12/04/2015, 11:12 am

A new survey of U.S. smartphone users has revealed that 20 percent of consumers prefer a smaller handset in the 4-inch range, potentially signaling the market size for a refreshed entry-level iPhone from Apple.

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Apple taps Jon Favreau for new iPhone 6s ad featuring 'Hey Siri'

12/03/2015, 08:12 pm

Hollywood actor and director Jon Favreau is the latest high-profile personality to lend his face to Apple's iPhone 6s ad campaign, showing up in a 15-second spot highlighting the handset's "Hey Siri" functionality on Thursday.

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Apple expands iTunes carrier billing options to Russia's Beeline

12/03/2015, 04:12 pm

Russian iPhone owners can now bill iTunes purchases to their carrier, instead of having to pay via a credit or debit card, a report said on Thursday.

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