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CVS testing Apple Pay, but chain says no official support ready yet

07/12/2016, 10:07 am

U.S. pharmacy chain CVS appears to be testing support for Apple Pay, although the company says it still has no official launch date, and is currently only "evaluating" mobile payment options.


Alleged 'iPhone 7 Plus' mockup includes Smart Connector, dual-lens camera

07/12/2016, 04:07 am

A series of photos found circulating on Chinese blogging site Sina Weibo on Tuesday shows what appears to be a full scale "iPhone 7 Plus" mockup, potentially offering an early look at what could be Apple's forthcoming phablet.


Intel could see $1.5B boost from Apple 'iPhone 7' modem orders

07/11/2016, 07:07 pm

Financial research firm Cowen and Company believes Intel will supply Apple with 50 percent or more of the LTE modems needed for "iPhone 7," a win that could generate some $1.5 billion in incremental revenue over the next year for the chipmaker.


Apple chip builder TSMC expected to see record Q3 on 'A10' chips

07/11/2016, 09:07 am

Chip manufacturer TSMC on Monday posted revenues of just under $6.89 billion for its second quarter, and is anticipated to do even better in the third quarter thanks to growing shipments of Apple "A10" processors for upcoming iPhones and iPads.


Alleged 'iPhone 7' leak offers crystal clear look at larger single-lens camera, tweaked antenna lines

07/11/2016, 07:07 am

With just a few months to go before Apple is expected to unveil its next-generation iPhone lineup, a new high-quality image falls in line with previous leaks, showcasing the expected look of the 4.7-inch model.


iPhone 7 and Apple's next Retina Display frontier: Wide Color

07/08/2016, 07:07 pm

In 2010, Steve Jobs introduced a new leap forward in display resolution for iPhone 4 that passed up the rest of the industry to deliver pixels virtually invisible to the human eye. For iPhone 7, Apple appears to be making a similar leap in the realm of "Retina Color."


WaterproofGate: Samsung's high end Galaxy S7 fails Consumer Reports tests

07/08/2016, 04:07 pm

Despite being "IP 68 certified" to resist extended liquid intrusion in up to five feet of water for 30 minutes, Samsung's most expensive Galaxy S7 model repeatedly failed tests performed by Consumer Reports.


Facebook starts testing end-to-end encryption for Messenger conversations

07/08/2016, 12:07 pm

Facebook on Friday announced initial testing of end-to-end encryption in Messenger, which should keep some conversations secure from any possible intrusion, even by Facebook itself.


Apple chassis supplier Catcher sees revenue drop in likely switchover to 'iPhone 7' production

07/08/2016, 10:07 am

Catcher -- Apple's partner on metal chassis components -- claimed a significant drop in June revenues on Thursday, but linked the dip to unnamed clients switching orders over from old products to new ones.


How to skip the airport's US Customs line with your iPhone

07/07/2016, 10:07 am

An iPhone app authorized by U.S. Customs and Border Protection allows users to submit entry information over the internet after landing, allowing them to skip the line at the airport and potentially re-enter the country much faster than usual.


The 'iPhone 7' effect: Android makers reportedly slow down chip orders ahead of Apple's launch

07/07/2016, 09:07 am

With the next-generation iPhone expected to launch in just a few months, a new supply chain report claims that Android device makers are trimming their chip orders, apparently hoping to avoid direct competition with Apple's latest model.


Verizon confirms plans including price hikes, more data & added perks

07/06/2016, 03:07 pm

Verizon on Wednesday officially announced its rumored new cellphone plans, launching July 7, which are costlier but in some cases include perks previously found only at other carriers, like rollover data.


New CAD renderings support rumored features of Apple's 'iPhone 7' and '7 Plus'

07/06/2016, 09:07 am

If authentic, leaked CAD renderings of Apple's "iPhone 7" and "7 Plus" appear to support claims that the device will ditch the headphone jack, sport tweaked antenna designs, and feature a dual-camera system for the larger 5.5-inch model.


Google renews bid to sanction Oracle for leaking search deals with Apple

07/05/2016, 04:07 pm

Google is once again seeking sanctions against a lawyer for Oracle accused of violating a court protective order by revealing Google's massive annual payments to Apple for iPhone search bar privileges.


Apple will double 'iPhone 7' minimum storage to 32GB - report

07/05/2016, 03:07 pm

After years of public outcry that 16 gigabytes of storage simply isn't enough, Apple's next-generation iPhone will reportedly ship with a minimum of 32 gigabytes of capacity for the entry-level model.


Verizon to hike prices, but boost data caps & perks to match competition

07/05/2016, 02:07 pm

Verizon will soon raise the prices on all of its standard plans, but with the tradeoff of higher data caps and various other perks, according to a report.


Huawei caught using DSLR photo to promote dual-lens smartphone camera

07/05/2016, 10:07 am

With Apple's upcoming "iPhone 7 Plus" rumored to feature a dual-camera design for better pictures, competing smartphone maker Huawei has pushed to market their own two-lens system. But in an attempt to suggest the Leica-branded lens can produce DSLR-quality images, the Chinese company actually used a picture shot with a full-fledged DSLR, not its new smartphone.


Get the most out of America's largest July 4 fireworks shows with your iPhone

07/04/2016, 09:07 am

Some of the biggest Independence Day fireworks displays in the U.S. also sync with special iPhone apps, enhancing the spectacle with sounds and visuals on your smartphone to celebrate the Fourth of July. Here's how you can take advantage of these free apps, as well as some camera enhancement apps that will allow you to take better fireworks photos.


Actually, there is something new about Apple's upcoming iPhone 7

07/03/2016, 03:07 am

Despite a flurry of incessant news reports maintaining that Apple is poised to bore its customers to death with a completely snooze-worthy iPhone 7 this fall, there's actually excessive evidence providing reason to believe that the portended death of iPhone 7 has been greatly exaggerated--for reasons that should be obvious.


Brazilian court freezes $6M in Facebook funds in fight over WhatsApp encryption

07/01/2016, 10:07 am

Over $6 million in Facebook's Brazilian bank accounts has been reportedly frozen, following a fresh court order in disputes over encrypted WhatsApp conversations.