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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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Apple captured 540% the profits of Samsung Mobile in 2016 as China's phone makers battled for scraps

03/08/2017, 02:03 am

Apple's iPhone continued to grab the vast majority of smartphone profits globally, due to poor performance by Samsung and largely profitless production of massive numbers of lower end models by several companies in China.

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Rumor: Apple's 'iPhone 8' might not feature full-screen OLED sans home button, to launch long after September reveal

03/08/2017, 12:03 am

Though analyst consensus has Apple releasing an OLED "iPhone 8" with wireless charging and "invisible" home button later this year, a report on Tuesday claims the described model is but one of many prototypes that might not make it to production.

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ZTE agrees to pay $892 million for violating US sanctions, wiping out 2 years of profits

03/07/2017, 11:03 pm

Chinese phone maker ZTE has agreed to plead guilty on charges of violating U.S. sanctions restricting the sale of American technology to Iran and North Korea, and lying about it to investigators. It will pay $892 million in fees, effectively wiping out about two years of the company's net profits.

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Apple says 'many' exploits revealed in CIA leak already patched in latest iOS version

03/07/2017, 10:03 pm

Apple late Tuesday issued a response to the WikiLeaks CIA data dump, saying "many" of the supposed iOS exploits have already been addressed in the most recent version of its flagship mobile operating system.

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Nine Years of Apple's iOS SDK generated $60 billion, 1.4 million jobs

03/07/2017, 03:03 pm

Nine years ago, Apple released its first Software Development Kit for iOS, enabling third parties to build native apps for iPhone and iPod touch for sale in the iTunes App Store. The program has since generated over $60 billion for Apple's developers and has created 1.4 million jobs related to app development.

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Learn how to read faster with Spritz on the iPhone and iPad

03/07/2017, 02:03 pm

The average reading speed of an adult is just about 300 words a minute, which sounds impressive, but comprehension suffers as adults also tend to only retain about 60% of what they read -- fix both with Spritz.

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WikiLeaks document dump reveals CIA iPhone penetration team, insecurity of exploit library

03/07/2017, 11:03 am

A new batch of 8,761 files was released on Tuesday by WikiLeaks that alleges that the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency has a dedicated iOS exploit team -- and lacks the ability to keep the attack vectors under lock and key.

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Honda & Porsche reveal new sports cars with support for Apple's CarPlay

03/07/2017, 10:03 am

Automakers Honda and Porsche on Tuesday announced two new sports cars with support for Apple's CarPlay technology, namely the 2017 Civic Type R, and the 2018 911 GT3.

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Report confirms Sharp pouring $878M into in OLED production ahead of 'iPhone 8'

03/07/2017, 09:03 am

Sources familiar with the matter have confirmed that Sharp is investing 1 trillion yen into OLED screen production, more than a month after reports circulated that it was planning to do so.

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