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Open source HomeBridge links 3rd-party smart home devices like Nest to Apple's HomeKit

12/08/2015, 12:12 pm

Users looking to connect their existing smart home setup to Apple's HomeKit ecosystem can turn to Homebridge, an open-source tool that brings voice control to popular devices from Nest, Sonos and others.

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Lightning-connected Gamevice gaming controller for iPhone debuts in Apple Stores

12/08/2015, 10:12 am

iOS gamers have a new hardware controller option now available at Apple's retail and online stores: Gamevice, an attachable and collapsible gamepad that's compatible with the iPhone 6 and 6s, as well as the larger 6 Plus and 6s Plus.

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Apple's new Smart Battery Case displays remaining charge on lock screen, boasts integrated antenna

12/08/2015, 09:12 am

Earning its 'smart' moniker, Apple's new Smart Battery Case for iPhone 6s presents users with both a new lock screen battery display as well as compatibility with the Notification Center battery widget, giving the accessory capabilities that just aren't possible with third-party battery cases.

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Apple debuts Smart Battery Case for iPhone 6s, extends life up to 25 hours

12/08/2015, 04:12 am

In a surprise release on Tuesday, Apple debuted the Smart Battery Case for iPhone 6s and 6, the first integrated battery pack to come out of Cupertino since the original iPhone launched in 2007.

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Volvo launches first US support for CarPlay in 2016 XC90

12/07/2015, 05:12 pm

The 2016 model year XC90 on Monday became the first Volvo vehicle in the U.S. to support Apple's CarPlay, enabling iPhone owners to access some apps from the crossover SUV's dash display.

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Facebook closes down Creative Labs, pulls Riff, Slingshot & Rooms from App Store

12/07/2015, 02:12 pm

Facebook on Monday confirmed the closure of its two-year-old Creative Labs division, along with the removal of three related apps from Apple and Google's app stores.

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Dropbox to shut down Mailbox & Carousel in early 2016, focus on collaboration

12/07/2015, 01:12 pm

Dropbox will shut down its Mailbox app on Feb. 26, and its photo management app Carousel on Mar. 31, the cloud storage service announced in a Monday blog post.

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Rumor: Apple again said to use OLED display for 'iPhone 8' in 2018

12/07/2015, 11:12 am

Yet another report from Japan claims that Apple is planning to jump to OLED panel displays for its iPhone lineup starting in 2018, using the same display technology found in the Apple Watch.

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Apple camera supplier Sony picks up Toshiba's image sensor business for $155M

12/04/2015, 12:12 pm

Sony on Friday confirmed the takeover of Toshiba's image sensor business, in a deal that could potentially reinforce its position as a supplier for cameras in Apple devices.

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As 'iPhone 6c' rumors heat up, 20% of US consumers say they prefer 4-inch smartphones

12/04/2015, 11:12 am

A new survey of U.S. smartphone users has revealed that 20 percent of consumers prefer a smaller handset in the 4-inch range, potentially signaling the market size for a refreshed entry-level iPhone from Apple.

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Apple taps Jon Favreau for new iPhone 6s ad featuring 'Hey Siri'

12/03/2015, 08:12 pm

Hollywood actor and director Jon Favreau is the latest high-profile personality to lend his face to Apple's iPhone 6s ad campaign, showing up in a 15-second spot highlighting the handset's "Hey Siri" functionality on Thursday.

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Apple expands iTunes carrier billing options to Russia's Beeline

12/03/2015, 04:12 pm

Russian iPhone owners can now bill iTunes purchases to their carrier, instead of having to pay via a credit or debit card, a report said on Thursday.

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IDC expects Apple's iPhone to handily outpace a slowing global smartphone market in 2015

12/03/2015, 03:12 pm

Citing continued consumer demand for the latest models, IDC on Thursday said it expects Apple's iPhone shipments will post 17.3 percent growth across 2015 -- nearly doubling the performance of the overall global smartphone market.

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iPhone 6, iPhone 5s top most popular cameras used on Flickr in 2015

12/03/2015, 03:12 pm

The iPhone 6 and the iPhone 5s were by far the most popular cameras on Flickr during 2015, the photo-sharing service announced during its regular Year in Review feature.

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Apple's new 4-inch iPhone will have A9 CPU & Apple Pay, launch in early 2016, insider says

12/03/2015, 09:12 am

A revamped 4-inch iPhone from Apple will boast not only the same A9 processor as the latest iPhone 6s series, but also a NFC radio to enable Apple Pay transactions, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

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AI readers pick: The best note taking app for iOS is Apple Notes

12/02/2015, 02:12 pm

We polled AppleInsider readers to find the best note taking app available for iOS. Your choice was the one already built into every iPhone and iPad, Notes, with readers saying the improvements made in iOS 9 are enough to make the default option also the best option.

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Apple Pay picks up 40 new supporting US banks, total nears 800 mark

12/02/2015, 12:12 pm

Apple on Wednesday added another 40 U.S. banks to the list compatible with Apple Pay, bringing the total close to 800 as it prepares to improve merchant support as well.

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United Airlines expands Apple program, will equip 6,000+ customer service reps with iPhone 6 Plus

12/02/2015, 11:12 am

United Airlines announced on Wednesday that it will provide more than 6,000 customer service representatives at its U.S.-based hubs with Apple's iPhone 6 Plus, citing the handset's ability to provide information to employees in a quick and convenient fashion.

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TSMC may assume full control of 'A10' chip manufacturing for Apple's 'iPhone 7' in 2016

12/02/2015, 10:12 am

With next year's anticipated "A10" processor expected to power the next-generation iPhone, TSMC will likely gain complete control of Apple's processor manufacturing orders, according to a new report.

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Apple's iOS devices benefit most from 2015 Black Friday sales, study says

12/02/2015, 09:12 am

In spite of Apple's discontinuation of Black Friday promotions, both the iPad and, to a lesser extent, the iPhone exhibited some of the highest increases in new device activations over the holiday shopping weekend, according to a study published on Wednesday.

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