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Contentious 'After School' returns to App Store, '1Password for Mac' gets time-based two-step verification

04/07/2015, 03:04 pm

The controversial high school messaging app After School has returned to the iOS App Store after a fourth-month ban, while 1Password for Mac has been updated with a time-based two-step verification system, and Adobe's Reader app for iOS has been rebranded and relaunched under the Acrobat DC flag.

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Intel to mask billion-dollar mobile losses with new financial reporting structure

04/07/2015, 10:04 am

With its troubled mobile chip unit hemorrhaging cash -- thanks in part to Apple's domination of the smartphone and tablet markets -- Intel this week announced that it would no longer report mobile earnings as a separate line item, instead choosing to lump them in with its money-minting PC business.

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Apple Pay picks up 39 new banks, credit unions in run-up to Apple Watch

04/07/2015, 09:04 am

Apple on Tuesday added 39 more banks and credit unions to the roster of institutions offering support for Apple Pay, bringing the total to more than 180 since the service's launch in October 2014.

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Apple Pay to face mobile payments competitor CurrentC in mid-2015

04/06/2015, 10:04 pm

Apple's iPhone-based Apple Pay service will soon see its first major competition in the mobile payments space as MCX consortium-backed solution CurrentC prepares to go public.

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Messages in iOS 8.3 beta comes with automatic spam reporting functions

04/06/2015, 05:04 pm

A new feature discovered in the latest iOS 8.3 developer beta lets users quickly report spam content in Messages without having to go through Apple's current elaborate support procedure, AppleInsider has learned.

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First look: Beastgrip Pro lens adapter platform for Apple's iPhone

04/06/2015, 03:04 pm

Beastgrip, makers of the camera mount used to shoot a Bentley car commercial, are back with a Kickstarter for a much-improved version of their camera mount, Beastgrip Pro. AppleInsider was given an opportunity to test out the prototype hardware ahead of the crowdfunding launch.

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Samsung fighting off its own 'bendgate' controversy, says Galaxy S6 not bendable in normal daily use

04/06/2015, 09:04 am

After Samsung poked fun at Apple's iPhone 6 for the so-called "bendgate" controversy, the South Korean electronics maker is now in the midst of its own public relations crisis, and has been forced to respond to a video showing its new Galaxy S6 Edge bending and breaking.

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'Bendgate' returns: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge just as bendable as Apple's iPhone 6 Plus

04/03/2015, 10:04 am

Samsung's Galaxy S6 Edge flagship handset was put to the test this week and found to be susceptible to bending under the exact same force as Apple's iPhone 6 Plus, putting the South Korean conglomerate on the hotseat in "Bendgate" redux.

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Samsung reportedly wins contract to supply 'A9' SoCs for Apple's next iPhone

04/02/2015, 09:04 pm

A report on Thursday once again affirms rumors that Apple is contracting Samsung to manufacture A-series processors expected for inclusion in next-generation iPhone handsets.

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Apple's iPhone grows to 27.6% of Chinese smartphone market, led by iPhone 6

04/02/2015, 12:04 pm

The iPhone's share of the Chinese smartphone market rose to a new all-time high of 27.6 percent in a three-month period ending in February, driven primarily by sales of the iPhone 6, according to industry research data published on Thursday.

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Review: Buying a contract free, certified used Apple iPhone from Gazelle

04/02/2015, 10:04 am

Apple and most third-party vendors charge a hefty sum for a new, out-of-the-box iPhone, especially an unlocked model, but there is an alternative in the form of resale services such as Gazelle, which AppleInsider recently put to the test by ordering an iPhone 6.

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Force Touch for iPhone expected to bring about most significant change yet to iOS user interface

04/02/2015, 10:04 am

Apple may name this year's iPhone upgrade the "iPhone 7," instead of the "iPhone 6s," because the addition of Force Touch input will represent such a significant change to the user interface, according to one well-connected insider.

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Rumor: Apple may limit Force Touch to the next-gen 'iPhone 6s Plus'

04/02/2015, 10:04 am

If Apple's pressure-sensing Force Touch technology does make its way to the next generation of iPhones, a new report from Taiwan suggests that it may be exclusive to the so-called "iPhone 6s Plus."

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Chinese iPhone and iPad trade-in program encounters weak public reception

04/01/2015, 10:04 am

Apple's just-launched Chinese iPhone and iPad trade-in program is already meeting with a tepid response in the country, particularly in light of the prices of new devices and higher trade-in values at third-party recycling companies.

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Samsung Galaxy S6 delivers poor graphics performance vs. Apple iPhone 6 Plus

04/01/2015, 05:04 am

While boasting an "Octa Core" Application Processor and an extremely high resolution display, Samsung's new Galaxy S6 falls flat in running GPU intensive apps and games -- particularly in comparison to Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.

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Todoist for iOS gets major upgrades, New York Times creates 'one-sentence stories' for Apple Watch

03/31/2015, 04:03 pm

Doist on Tuesday released a major update of Todoist for iOS, adding features like "intelligent" task input, while the New York Times announced it would be creating single-sentence stories for display on Apple Watch.

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Reviewers say Samsung's Galaxy S6 tops Android heap, but S6 Edge is solution in search of problem

03/31/2015, 11:03 am

The early word is out on Samsung's latest flagship smartphones, with many reviewers praising the company's design efforts --†even as they acknowledge its Apple-esque form --†while questioning the S6 Edge's raison d'Ítre.

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Two-thirds of Apple Pay users running into problems at checkout, survey claims

03/31/2015, 10:03 am

Although Apple CEO Tim Cook claimed that Apple Pay had "gotten off to the most amazing start," about two-thirds of its users are encountering problems at retail, according to a survey published this week by Phoenix Marketing International.

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Adobe debuts Comp CC for iPad, Facebook Messenger gets third-party hooks, Google Drive enables automatic backups

03/30/2015, 04:03 pm

Adobe on Monday launched a conceptual design app for the iPad, Comp CC, while Facebook brought third-party app integration to Messenger, and Google Drive gained support for automatic iOS photo and video backup.

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Apple embarks on wave of new battery-related job hires, targets iOS improvements

03/30/2015, 02:03 pm

Apple has been looking to make significant additions to its battery technology team since the beginning of March, with a special emphasis on iOS devices, newly listed positions available at the company reveal.

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