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Apple starts sales of SIM-free iPhone 6s, 6s Plus handsets

10/08/2015, 09:10 pm

Almost one month after the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus launch in September, Apple on Thursday started sales of factory unlocked SIM-free handsets that come unbound from carrier contract commitments.


Apple Pay coming to Starbucks, KFC, Chili's in 2016

10/08/2015, 05:10 pm

Apple Pay is about to expand its footprint in a big way as Starbucks, KFC and Chili's locations across the U.S. are preparing to support Apple's touchless payments service in 2016, with pilot programs rolling out this year.


Apple says battery life gap only 2-3 percent in TSMC, Samsung A9 chips

10/08/2015, 05:10 pm

Trying to quell rumors, Apple on Thursday issued a statement claiming there is little difference in the battery life of iPhones using A9 chips made by TSMC versus those made by Samsung.


Apple adds more launch locations for iPhone 6s, Apple Watch on Oct. 22 & 23

10/08/2015, 04:10 pm

Apple on Thursday laid plans to ship the iPhone 6s and Apple Watch to still more countries toward the end of October, on top of other recently-announced rollouts.


AT&T begins enabling Wi-Fi Calling for some subscribers

10/08/2015, 03:10 pm

AT&T began turning on Wi-Fi Calling for a portion of subscribers on Thursday, just days after receiving a waiver from the Federal Communications Commission, AppleInsider has learned.


Apple's iPhone 6s 4K camera shoots better video than $3,000+ Nikon DSLR, test finds

10/08/2015, 12:10 pm

The iPhone 6s shoots 4K video that, when downscaled, is superior to the 1080p video from a Nikon D750 DSLR setup costing between $3,000 and $4,000, according to a recent comparison.


Adobe makes Lightroom iOS apps completely free, drops license & Creative Cloud requirements

10/08/2015, 09:10 am

The Lightroom photo workflow apps for iPhone and iPad are now completely free to use, ditching a former requirement to sign up for a Creative Cloud subscription or own the desktop software.


Verizon plans to share 'supercookie' tracking data with AOL ad network

10/07/2015, 04:10 pm

Beginning in November, Verizon will start sharing the data gathered by its so-called "supercookie" identifier with AOL's ad network -- potentially raising privacy and security concerns, a report noted on Wednesday.


Apple Pay not coming to UK's Barclays until 2016, CEO says

10/07/2015, 12:10 pm

Customers of U.K. bank Barclays will have to wait until early 2016 to use of Apple Pay on their iPhones, iPads, and Apple Watches, according to an email from the company's CEO of Personal and Corporate Banking.


AT&T granted FCC waiver to activate Wi-Fi calling amid tiff with T-Mobile, Sprint

10/06/2015, 06:10 pm

After decrying T-Mobile and Sprint's decision to roll out Wi-Fi calling without approval from the Federal Communications Commission, AT&T on Tuesday was granted a waiver to enable such features in the near future.


Apple gains US smartphone share in August at expense of Android, Samsung

10/06/2015, 06:10 pm

The latest statistics from analytics firm comScore reveal Apple continued to chip away at Android's smartphone marketshare in the U.S. for the three-month period ending in August, while iPhone moved further away from second place Samsung.


iPhone 6s photos get sharper, better color with less noise via A9, 12 megapixel sensor

10/06/2015, 04:10 pm

Apple's iPhone 6 was already a great mobile camera, a fact the company touted globally in billboards featuring shots actual taken by the phone. With iPhone 6s, a faster, smarter processor and new 12MP image sensor deliver a sharper, more vibrant photography upgrade.


European reservations open up for second-wave iPhone 6s launches on Oct. 9

10/06/2015, 11:10 am

Shoppers in several European countries can now reserve an iPhone 6s or 6s Plus for pick up this Friday, when Apple will bring the devices to 40 more regions on top of the original 12.


New Philips Hue Bridge brings support for Apple HomeKit, Siri voice control

10/05/2015, 08:10 am

Philips on Monday officially debuted its second-generation Hue Bridge which, through compatibility with Apple's HomeKit protocol and Siri, acts as a central control hub for connected devices like lights, door locks and more.


How to multitask more efficiently with 3D Touch on iPhone 6s

10/02/2015, 10:10 pm

With 3D Touch on Apple's iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, users can enter iOS 9's multitasking app selector view with a simple swipe, a much more intuitive process than double-clicking on the home button.


Apple's HomeKit gets support from MediaTek via IoT chip SDKs aimed at appliances, small devices

10/02/2015, 07:10 pm

Fabless chip designer MediaTek has joined Broadcom, Marvell and Texas Instruments in releasing support for HomeKit, Apple's "Internet of Things" specification for secure, Siri-driven wireless control of appliances, switches and other devices around the home from users' iOS devices or Apple Watch.


Microsoft updates Skype for iOS 9 with Split View multitasking, Spotlight search support

10/02/2015, 01:10 pm

Microsoft on Friday announced updates to its Skype iPhone and iPad apps, primarily adding a slew of iOS 9-related features such as full multitasking support on iPads.


Facebook rolls out mobile profile pic changes such as video support, temporary images

10/02/2015, 11:10 am

Facebook is gradually rolling out a collection of mobile-oriented additions to profile pages and profile images, including videos, time-limited pictures, and a new customizable layout.


About 15M T-Mobile users affected by Experian data breach

10/01/2015, 08:10 pm

Hackers targeting credit check firm Experian stole the personal data of approximately 15 million T-Mobile customers who applied for postpaid services or device financing, Experian announced on Thursday.


Apple 'trying to fix' problem of iPhone roaming charges, says SVP Eddy Cue

10/01/2015, 10:10 am

Though obstacles with partners remain, Apple has made some progress in addressing the issue of carrier roaming charges for iPhone owners, and continues to work toward a solution that will be beneficial to consumers, senior VP Eddy Cue has revealed.