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Topic: iPhone

Pebble smart watch update adds iBeacon support, iPhone volume control, menu reordering

06/05/2014, 09:06 am

Popular smart watch Pebble received an update this week adding iBeacon support, iPhone music volume controls, and the ability to reorganize the system's Launcher Menu.

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Apple's latest iPhone 5s ad focuses on fitness

06/04/2014, 09:06 pm

During the first game of the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday, Apple released an iPhone 5s ad focusing on the handset's ability to link with activity trackers and fitness apps to become an all-in-one digital trainer.

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Amazon expected to announce 3D sensing smartphone at June 18 event

06/04/2014, 04:06 pm

Amazon on Wednesday announced it will be holding a special media event on June 18 for an as-yet-unannounced product that many expect will be the Internet retailer's first foray into the smartphone business.

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Razer unveils slide-out iPhone gamepad as Apple plans iOS 8 controller forwarding support for iPad, Mac

06/04/2014, 08:06 am

Accessory maker Razer is the latest to release an Apple-sanctioned Made for iPhone controller, but its new accessory boasts a unique and thin slide-out design. And gamepads like Razer's new Junglecat will become even more powerful with iOS 8, gaining the ability to remotely control titles on iPad and Mac.

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Apple's iPhone retains U.S. smartphone marketshare lead as Samsung gains ground

06/03/2014, 05:06 pm

In the three months ending in April, Apple's iPhone remains the top smartphone in the U.S. with over 41 percent marketshare, but subscribership contracted slightly as rival Samsung's grew over the same period.

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Apple's Tim Cook uses WWDC stage to lob grenades at Android, sets up China showdown with Google

06/03/2014, 01:06 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook poured lighter fluid on the already-heated rivalry between Apple and Google during his keynote presentation at this week's Worldwide Developers Conference, calling out a recent mass defection of Chinese Android users to iOS and signaling the start of a new Asian offensive.

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Review: Tickr Run iPhone-connected heart rate monitor from Wahoo

06/01/2014, 11:06 am

Wahoo's latest chest-worn fitness tracking device, the Tickr Run, goes beyond measuring heart rate to track an athlete's pace, distance, and even running smoothness. It's a product that iPhone-carrying exercisers should consider, but unfortunately only if they avoid the treadmill or stationary bike.

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Gazelle paying an additional $20 cash bonus on all iPhone 4, iPhone 4S trade-ins thru June 6th

05/30/2014, 02:05 pm

In an effort to increase its supply of certain iPhone models during the month of June, electronics buy-back service Gazelle is offering to pay an additional $20 on all working iPhone 4 and iPhone 4s trade-ins for the next 7 days.

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Apple's iPhone sales could falter in China as government asks carriers to cut subsidies, UBS says

05/30/2014, 11:05 am

Chinese authorities have begun to pressure the nation's massive, state-owned wireless carriers to roll back marketing expenses by as much as $6 billion, an edict that could force cuts to handset subsidies that least one analyst believes may have an impact on sales of high-end devices like the iPhone.

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Rumor: Photo shows "iPhone 6" rear shell with cut-out Apple logo

05/29/2014, 09:05 pm

A week after photos of a rumored "iPhone 6" backlight hit the Web, a fresh report on Thursday claims to have snapped the first pictures of the next-generation handset's rear cover, which appears to sport a cut-out Apple logo.

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Chinese mobile phone market set to overtake US as Apple preps China retail push

05/28/2014, 10:05 am

Chinese consumers will spend more than $87 billion on mobile phones in 2014, a Wednesday report predicts, pushing revenues in the Asian giant's mobile market well past those in the U.S. in advance of Apple's planned Chinese retail expansion.

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Apple loses bid for display chip maker Renesas SP Drivers to Synaptics - report

05/27/2014, 10:05 am

Talks between Apple and Japanese company Renesas over a potential $479 million transaction -- one that would have given Apple a controlling interest in the sole supplier of display driver chips for the iPhone -- have broken down, a Tuesday report claims.

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Rumor: Foxconn to build 4.7" & 5.5" 'iPhone 6,' Wistron to assemble Apple's legacy 4" model

05/27/2014, 09:05 am

Apple is rumored to be finalizing its supply chain plans for this year's anticipated iPhone update, with longtime partner Foxconn unsurprisingly expected to receive the bulk of orders for the new, larger "iPhone 6."

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German carrier allegedly enticing customers to stay by claiming Sept. 19 'iPhone 6' launch

05/27/2014, 08:05 am

While the date itself is likely an educated guess, German carrier Deutsche Telekom has reportedly told its call center representatives to entice customers to stay with the wireless provider for a mid-September launch of Apple's hotly anticipated "iPhone 6."

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Google's current stance on patents with Android would have prevented Google from ever having existed

05/25/2014, 11:05 pm

Just over 15 years ago, two Stanford University students set out to commercialize PageRank, a brilliant new search engine concept they'd developed to organize the Internet's vast array of information. However, the same intellectual property rights Google now opposes in regard to Android would have prevented Larry Page and Sergey Brin from ever having got their company off the ground back then.

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Rumor: Photos of supposed 'iPhone 6' backlight hit Web

05/23/2014, 06:05 pm

In what could be a sign that production of Apple's upcoming "iPhone 6" is well underway, photos of a supposedly leaked LED backlight for the handset's 4.7-inch LCD display hit the Web on Friday.

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Slab of metal that vaguely resembles 'iPhone 6' leaks spotted in Romania

05/22/2014, 02:05 pm

A metal brick fashioned into dimensions similar to those revealed in recent "leaked" specifications for Apple's so-called "iPhone 6," ostensibly used for molding cases to fit the next-generation handset, has turned up in the clutches of a Romanian accessory seller.

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China Mobile 4G adoption continues to be driven largely by Apple's iPhone

05/22/2014, 10:05 am

About half of all of the 2.8 million 4G subscribers on China Mobile's network are iPhone users, giving Apple a strong position as the world's largest wireless provider looks to expand its high-speed mobile presence.

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Hackers claim to have exploit for iCloud, use vulnerability to disable Activation Lock

05/21/2014, 06:05 pm

A group of hackers calling themselves "Team DoulCi" say that they have figured out a way to execute a man-in-the-middle attack that gives them the ability to intercept users' Apple ID credentials as well as unlock iOS devices that have been made unusable by Activation Lock.

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Led by Apple Inc. iPhone, smartphones now account for 87 percent of U.S. handsets

05/21/2014, 05:05 pm

New research by Counterpoint indicates that 87 percent of Americans upgraded to smartphones by the end of March, with Apple remaining the top vendor.

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