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'GrayKey' iPhone unlock in use by Indiana police, documents reveal

03/09/2018, 03:03 pm

A recently exposed forensic tool called "GrayKey" -- sold as being able to hack into iOS 11 devices like the iPhone 8 and iPhone X -- is being used by at least one regional police force in the U.S.

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Nintendo knocks 50 percent off 'Super Mario Run' for iOS on 'Mario Day'

03/09/2018, 02:03 pm

Nintendo's first truly big game for iPhones and iPads, "Super Mario Run," has been discounted from $9.99 to $4.99 as a promotion centered around "Mario Day," March 10.

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Kuo: Samsung Galaxy Note 9 unlikely to feature under-display fingerprint recognition

03/08/2018, 10:03 pm

Though previous rumor and speculation pegged Samsung to incorporate cutting edge under-display fingerprint recognition technology in its upcoming Galaxy Note 9, KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo now believes the feature will not be ready in time for an expected release later this year.

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Apple VCSEL supplier suggests TrueDepth coming to multiple iPhones this fall

03/08/2018, 09:03 pm

Comments made during Apple supplier Finisar's most recent earnings report suggest the company, which provides vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser modules for iPhone X's TrueDepth system, is prepping for the technology to be included in multiple iPhones rumored to debut later this year.

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Benchmarks on shipping hardware find iPhone X superior to Samsung Galaxy S9+

03/08/2018, 08:03 pm

With the Galaxy S9 and S9+ now in the hands of tech reviewers, some are beginning to evaluate how Samsung's latest handsets stacks up against Apple's flagship iPhone X. One head-to-head shows the S9's Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 CPU, while speedy, is easily bested by Apple's A11 Bionic power plant.

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Survey calls Android buyers "more loyal," but more users are still switching to iOS

03/08/2018, 06:03 pm

A survey by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners created headlines that Android was "beating iOS in smartphone loyalty," but the data actually shows that more Android users choose to upgrade to iOS than flow the other way and that most users tend to stick with what they've used before.

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August upgrades all Doorbell Cam owners with 24 hours of free video recording

03/08/2018, 01:03 pm

August on Thursday announced that all versions of the iPhone-connected Doorbell Cam, including the current Doorbell Cam Pro, will automatically get free video recordings of activity detected in the last 24 hours.

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Snap executing another round of layoffs, 120 engineers losing their jobs [u]

03/08/2018, 10:03 am

Snapchat developer Snap is preparing to lay off 120 engineers, or almost 10 percent of its engineering team.

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Netflix bringing vertical video previews to iPhone app in April

03/08/2018, 09:03 am

Starting next month, people using Netflix's mobile apps will be able to watch video previews for the first time -- and displayed in a vertical format, so they don't need to rotate their iPhones.

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Google to kill support for iPhone 6s-era Nexus phones and all of its tablets in Android P

03/08/2018, 08:03 am

Google's upcoming release of the next version of Android OS will abandon support for all Nexus-branded phones and its sole remaining tablet product, Pixel C, ending future updates for products that were sold two years ago. The decision isn't just Google's however; Qualcomm also plays a role in ending support for functional phones prematurely.

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Rumor: Apple working on cheaper HomePod for launch this year

03/07/2018, 05:03 pm

A somewhat questionable report out of Taiwan on Wednesday says Apple is working on more affordable editions of stalwart product lines including iPhone, iPad and Mac, as well as a lower priced HomePod.

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Upcoming 'Jurassic World Alive' for iPhone swaps Pokemon with dinosaurs

03/07/2018, 12:03 pm

The latest "Pokemon Go" clone to be announced is Ludia's "Jurassic World Alive," which will see people "collecting" creatures in augmented reality via their iPhone.

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Supply chain makes claim that Apple is already planning to ditch the iPhone X notch in fall 2019 releases

03/07/2018, 09:03 am

A questionable report from South Korean sources suggests that Apple is preparing a new display without a notch -- for phones 18 months down the road.

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Digital boardgame 'Scythe' nears Mac and iOS release, 'Rome: Total War' for iPhone delayed until summer

03/06/2018, 04:03 pm

Asmodee reveals the current state of its upcoming digital board game "Scythe" arriving soon on Mac and iOS, as Feral Interactive delays the release of the iPhone-compatible version of "Rome: Total War" until the summer.

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Broadcom's Qualcomm takeover plans pose national security risk, US Treasury says

03/06/2018, 02:03 pm

The U.S. government considers there to be possible national security risks in Broadcom's proposed $117 billion acquistion of Qualcomm, enough to warrant a full-scale investigation, the U.S. Treasury's deputy assistant secretary for investment security said in a letter to the two Apple suppliers.

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Watch: Share purchased iPhone or iPad apps with family members with iCloud

03/06/2018, 01:03 pm

Have you ever purchased an expensive app on your iPhone and wondered if you could share it with your family or a select group of friends? AppleInsider shows you how to see if you can, and how to do it.

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20 more US banks and credit unions added to Apple Pay payment providers list

03/06/2018, 12:03 pm

Apple has once again updated its roster of banks and credit unions supporting Apple Pay, this time adding 20 more U.S. entities.

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Family seeks additional $600,000 from Apple above insurance payment after blaming iPhone charging cable for house fire

03/06/2018, 09:03 am

A family in British Columbia has demanded Apple pay it $600,000 to help cover uninsured losses endured from a farmhouse fire in October 2016, one claimed to have been started by an overheating cable used to charge an iPhone 6.

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Video demonstrates iPhone 6s performance before and after battery replacement

03/06/2018, 12:03 am

A video posted to YouTube over the weekend compares the operating performance of an iPhone 6s before and after its battery is replaced, demonstrating in real time the nominal gains users can expect to see when a device is no longer software throttled.

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iPhone owners aren't upgrading to iPhone X due to price, lack of exciting features, survey suggests

03/05/2018, 07:03 pm

A recent survey conducted by Piper Jaffray suggests many existing iPhone owners are resisting the urge to upgrade to iPhone X because the latest and greatest model does not present enough of a benefit to overcome its high price tag.

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