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Rumor: Samsung tapped to supply DRAM for 'A9' chip in Apple's next iPhone

02/24/2015, 09:02 am

In a deal said to be worth billions of dollars, Samsung will allegedly provide at least half of the dynamic random access memory used in the processor for Apple's 2015 iPhone update, according to a new rumor.

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Stanford researchers develop method for tracking mobile devices using battery charge data

02/23/2015, 12:02 pm

Privacy advocates have long tried to educate consumers on the perils of giving apps access to GPS data, but a group of Stanford researchers has developed a method to infer a device's location from a seemingly much more innocuous source -- battery charge information.

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Morgan Stanley leads 20 new bank and credit union additions for Apple Pay

02/18/2015, 11:02 am

Apple continues to expand the reach of its popular mobile payment system, with the Cupertino company rolling out support for cards from nearly two dozen additional financial institutions -- including major investment bank Morgan Stanley -- on Wednesday.

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UK banks RBS & NatWest become first in country to allow Touch ID logins

02/18/2015, 08:02 am

In an industry first, RBS and NatWest will be the inaugural apps in the U.K. to add Touch ID support to their iPhone apps, allowing users to securely log into their accounts with the use of their fingertip.

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Apple's big-screen iPhone 6 and 6 Plus lead to massive gains in China as Samsung flounders

02/17/2015, 04:02 pm

A fresh report from research firm IDC published on Tuesday found Apple's share of the Chinese smartphone market nearly doubled over the fourth quarter of 2014, while rival Samsung saw its share further deteriorate as competing Android makers gained ground with low-cost device alternatives.

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Apple's iMessage, FaceTime, and OS X take starring roles in new episode of 'Modern Family'

02/17/2015, 09:02 am

A forthcoming episode of hit television comedy Modern Family puts Apple's iOS and OS X communication services -- notably iMessage and FaceTime -- front and center, with the production crew shooting footage exclusively on the iPhone 6 and iPad Air 2.

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White House announces federal cards for veterans, Social Security will support Apple Pay

02/13/2015, 02:02 pm

The White House on Friday revealed that users of federal payment cards, including Social Security and veterans benefit debit cards, will become compatible with Apple Pay.

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New rules requiring U.S. carriers to unlock out-of-contract phones now in effect

02/11/2015, 09:02 pm

America's top wireless providers can no longer refuse to unlock devices for customers who have paid financing plans in full or completed their contract term under a new set of industry rules -- agreed to over one year ago -- which go into effect today.

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Apple's iPhone 6 Plus drives double the data consumption of any other iPhone

02/11/2015, 05:02 pm

The phablet-sized iPhone 6 Plus sees data usage closer to a tablet than a phone as users consume more mobile video content, according to a new report, while iOS continues to dominate the enterprise market around the world.

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Apple's Activation Lock drives iPhone thefts down 40% in San Francisco, 25% in New York

02/11/2015, 12:02 am

Once a hot item for thieves and pickpockets, Apple's iPhone is becoming a significantly less attractive target as the company's Activation Lock prevents the devices from being easily wiped and re-sold, a new report indicates.

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Apple's next iPhone to include updated Touch ID sensor for safer, superior Apple Pay experience

02/10/2015, 10:02 am

The Touch ID fingerprint sensor will get an upgrade this year with Apple's next-generation iPhone, according to well-connected insider Ming-Chi Kuo, who said on Tuesday that the new model will improve the Apple Pay experience with fewer reading errors.

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Rumor: Apple to again stay out of megapixel race with 8MP camera in 'iPhone 6s'

02/09/2015, 11:02 am

Apple has historically downplayed the significance of megapixels in measuring image quality, and the company may stick to that approach once again later this year with another 8-megapixel camera in its next-generation iPhone, according to a new rumor.

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Canaccord raises Apple price target to $145, estimates iPhone captured 93% of smartphone profits

02/09/2015, 09:02 am

Apple's domination in the smartphone market compelled Canaccord Genuity to raise its price target on Apple stock to $145 on Monday, advising investors to buy in on the continued strength of the new iPhone 6, which decimated profits for competitors last quarter.

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After whipping Intel, Nvidia & AMD in mobile chips, sky's the limit for Apple Inc's silicon design team

02/05/2015, 04:02 am

While rumors have long claimed that Apple has plans to replace Intel's x86 chips in Macs with its own custom ARM Application Processors, there are a series of more valuable opportunities available to Apple's silicon design team, each of which has the potential to replicate Apple's history of beating Intel in mobile chips and in building mobile GPUs without the help of Nvidia or AMD.

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Federal court levies near-$1M fine against Ryan Seacrest's 'Typo' iPhone keyboard

02/04/2015, 08:02 pm

Typo, makers of a BlackBerry-like keyboard accessory for the iPhone, were ordered Wednesday to pay the Canadian smartphone maker $860,000 plus attorneys' fees and costs after failing to heed a sales injunction handed down last March.

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Verizon cuts $10 off many monthly shared data plans, starting at $30/1GB

02/04/2015, 12:02 pm

Ongoing price wars in the U.S. mobile industry have led Verizon to shave $10 off the monthly rate of a number of its shared data plans, in line with aggressive strategies taken by AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint.

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iPhone 6 launch led Apple to 47.7% share of US market, edging Android's 47.6%

02/04/2015, 08:02 am

For the first time since the end of 2012, Apple's iPhone edged out all devices running Android for shipments in the U.S., becoming not only the top device, but also the top domestic platform for the quarter.

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'Enhanced sapphire' said to lower reflectivity, boost suitability for smartphones

02/03/2015, 07:02 pm

Mobile device manufacturers may finally have a reason to evaluate sapphire on an equal footing with traditional strengthened glass, as a new method of dealing with sapphire is said to have lowered its reflectivity significantly.

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Apple Pay adds BECU, BBVA Compass, others ahead of rumored 'Samsung Pay' launch

02/03/2015, 06:02 pm

Millions more consumers now have access to Apple Pay as BECU, Golden 1, Alliant, and First Tech -- four of the ten largest credit unions in the country -- have been added as partners alongside leading regional banks BBVA Compass and Fifth Third, while Samsung is rumored to introduce a payments program of its own at the Galaxy S6 launch next month.

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Supply chain expects Apple to ship more than 50M iPhones in current March quarter

02/03/2015, 09:02 am

In the follow-up to Apple's blockbuster December quarter, the company could exceed sales of 50 million iPhones in the current March frame, companies in the Apple supply chain reportedly believe.

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