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Facebook's new M assistant merges Apple's data detectors & rumored Siri Messages enhancements

04/07/2017, 11:04 am

Taking it out of a year-long test phase, Facebook on Friday launched "M," a new AI assistant integrated into Messenger that bears some similarity to Apple's data detectors, as well as rumored Siri integration into Messages for "iOS 11."

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Likely bogus schematic of Apple's 'iPhone 8' surfaces on link aggregation site

04/07/2017, 09:04 am

A new schematic has emerged purporting to be of the forthcoming "iPhone 8," but inconstancies with existing supply chain reports suggest strongly that it is a fake.

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First look: Apple's Clips app for iPhone & iPad

04/06/2017, 04:04 pm

Not to be left behind by recent social media trends, Apple on Thursday released Clips, an iPhone and iPad app designed to create splashy videos for sharing on networks like Facebook and YouTube. Here's what it's like in action.

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Apple Clips app 64-bit only, another move suggesting end of 32-bit device support

04/06/2017, 02:04 pm

Apple's compact video editing app Clips has debuted and requires iOS 10.3 which in itself runs on 32-bit devices -- but the app doesn't run at all on the iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, and iPad 4.

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Apple launches new social-focused Clips video editing app for iPhone & iPad

04/06/2017, 01:04 pm

Apple on Thursday released Clips, a new iPhone and iPad app geared toward shooting and editing video for sharing on social media. It's available as a free download from the iOS App Store.

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Ikea launches iPhone-connected smart home bulbs & sensors, but no Apple HomeKit support

04/06/2017, 10:04 am

After an international roll-out, flat-pack furniture company Ikea has brought its Tradfri smart home system to the U.S., with a starter gateway kit with two bulbs, a network gateway, and a dimmer for $80.

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Rumor: Demand for 'iPhone 8' OLED screens will force Samsung to convert LCD factory

04/06/2017, 08:04 am

New supply chain data shows the impact of a $9 billion OLED screen contract on Samsung, which could see as many as 55 million "iPhone 8" flagship phones shipping to consumers by the end of this year.

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Canonical kills its Ubuntu smartphone, tablet, convergence plans

04/06/2017, 03:04 am

Canonical, the software support company that maintains Ubuntu Linux, has announced it is throwing in the towel on Ubuntu phones and tablets and ending work on Unity8--a concept it had hoped would create a "convergence" experience to enable its smartphones to act as a PC or smart TV.

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AT&T bundles free HBO subscription with Unlimited Plus cellular plan

04/05/2017, 02:04 pm

Beginning on Thursday, AT&T will include a free HBO subscription as a perk of its high-cost Unlimited Plus plan, intensifying recent competition among U.S. cellular carriers.

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Mitsubishi reveals 2018 Outlander Sport with Apple CarPlay in tow

04/05/2017, 11:04 am

An upcoming crossover SUV, the 2018 Outlander Sport, will be Mitsubishi's next vehicle to support Apple's CarPlay, the Japanese automaker announced on Wednesday.

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Koogeek Smart Plug converts regular light socket into Apple HomeKit light

04/05/2017, 11:04 am

Smarthome vendor Koogeek has updated its line of HomeKit products, and has released the Smart Socket -- a device that plugs into any Edison-style lightbulb receptacle turning it into a Siri-controllable light.

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Western Union enables Apple Pay for money transfers on iPhone

04/05/2017, 10:04 am

Western Union on Wednesday announced support for Apple Pay in its iPhone app, potentially speeding up international money transfers versus using a credit card or a bank account.

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Scania brings Apple's CarPlay to semi trucks for first time

04/05/2017, 09:04 am

A Swedish manufacturer, Scania, on Wednesday announced plans to build CarPlay into some of it heavy trucks, marking perhaps the first time Apple's platform has been integrated into non-consumer vehicles.

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Rumor: Supply chain issues with 'iPhone 8' 3D sensors may lead to late launch in Oct. or Nov.

04/05/2017, 08:04 am

New supply chain reports suggest that Apple is having difficulty with the design and sourcing of components of the "iPhone 8," affording credence to earlier reports that the high-end device may not launch in September.

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Analysts suspect Apple will offer OLED 'iPhone 8' for less than $1,000, cite market forces

04/04/2017, 04:04 pm

Despite an expected higher construction cost, and reports suggesting that the "iPhone 8" will start at $1,000, one financial analyst believes the 10th anniversary iPhone will retail starting at $850, only a slight premium over the "iPhone 7s" and Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus.

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Apple Pay comes to over 20 more US & Russian financial institutions

04/04/2017, 01:04 pm

Apple on Tuesday updated its rosters of banks and credit unions supporting Apple Pay with over 20 additions, mostly in the U.S., but also including two in Russia.

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Veteran designer Christopher Stringer leaves Apple after 21 years

04/03/2017, 04:04 pm

One of Apple's most prominent industrial designers, Christopher Stringer, is said to be leaving after spending 21 years with the company.

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Apple ordering 70 million Samsung OLED panels for 'iPhone 8' - report

04/03/2017, 02:04 pm

Apple has ordered 70 million OLED panels from Samsung for the upcoming "iPhone 8," and could ask for even more depending on demand, a report said on Monday.

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Subaru preps 2018 Crosstrek SUV with support for Apple CarPlay

04/03/2017, 12:04 pm

Subaru will showcase another addition to its Apple CarPlay roster, the 2018 Crosstrek, later in April at the New York International Auto Show, according to an announcement.

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GN's iPhone-connected ReSound LiNX 3D hearing aid allows remote tuning by doctors

04/03/2017, 10:04 am

GN Hearing on Monday announced the ReSound LiNX 3D, a new version of its iPhone-connected hearing aid that will let doctors adjust settings remotely, instead of requiring follow-up appointments or leaving it up to owners.

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