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Samsung offers 'Test Drive' participants cash, Google Play credit for switching from iPhone

08/28/2015, 11:08 am

People participating in Samsung's "Ultimate Test Drive" program -- allowing iPhone owners to try a Galaxy S6, S6 Edge+, or Galaxy Note 5 for 30 days -- are being offered up to $200 in perks if they actually switch.


Purported 'iPhone 6s' box suggests Apple will keep entry-level capacity at 16GB

08/28/2015, 09:08 am

A sticker claimed to be for the packaging for Apple's anticipated "iPhone 6s" shows a 16-gigabyte capacity, suggesting that Apple will stick with that memory level for its entry-level model.


Square launches Appointments iPhone app for booking, managing clients

08/27/2015, 04:08 pm

Mobile payment firm Square on Thursday launched Square Appointments, a combination service and iPhone app for businesses dependent on client bookings.


Instagram loosens limits, enables portrait, landscape modes for photo & video

08/27/2015, 03:08 pm

Facebook on Thursday released an update to its Instagram apps for iOS and Android, opening up the media-sharing service to posts in landscape and portrait ratios.


PayAnywhere to launch Apple Pay-compatible card reader at Apple Stores

08/27/2015, 02:08 pm

A company called PayAnywhere is preparing to launch a self-named card reader that could help bring Apple Pay support to small businesses, which have so far mostly foregone the technology.


Rumor: New display with Force Touch could make 'iPhone 6s' slightly heftier

08/27/2015, 02:08 pm

A leaked display component purportedly destined for Apple's next-generation iPhone has been measured up and comes in heavier and thicker than its counterpart in the iPhone 6, suggesting that the addition of Force Touch might make the "iPhone 6s" bigger than its predecessor.


Siri knows about Apple's new iPhone event on Sept. 9

08/27/2015, 01:08 pm

The invitations for Apple's upcoming Sept. 9 event were designed around Siri -- bearing what she would call "colorful wavey words" and the phrase "Hey Siri, give us a hint" -- and it turns out there's more to it than meets the eye, as the erstwhile digital assistant actually does drop some knowledge.


Apple announces Sept. 9 event for 'iPhone 6s,' updated Apple TV at massive new venue

08/27/2015, 12:08 pm

Apple on Thursday sent out invitations to members of the media, making official its anticipated Sept. 9 event at San Francisco's Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. It's expected to showcase not only a next-generation "iPhone 6s" handset, but also a new Siri-enabled Apple TV set-top box.


'iPhone 6s' 12MP camera rumored to shoot 4K video, front camera again said to have 'selfie' flash

08/27/2015, 11:08 am

With less than two weeks to go before Apple is expected to take the wraps off of its next-generation iPhone, a new rumor claims the so-called "iPhone 6s" will be capable of shooting ultra-high-resolution 4K video with its rear facing 12-megapixel camera.


China sentences 14 people in plot to convert US iPhones for Chinese networks

08/27/2015, 11:08 am

A court in the Chinese city of Zhengzhou has reportedly sentenced 14 people for hacking into a Foxconn database to steal digital identity certificates, in turn used to convert U.S. iPhones for Chinese networks.


Lenovo folds smartphone unit under Motorola, plans to streamline mobile portfolio

08/27/2015, 10:08 am

Apple competitor Lenovo on Thursday confirmed that it will shuffle all of its smartphone operations -- including design and manufacturing -- under its Motorola banner, and eventually shut down Lenovo Mobile entirely.


Amazon to forego future phone development following Fire Phone failure

08/27/2015, 10:08 am

E-commerce behemoth Amazon has reportedly begun to draw down engineering resources in its mobile phone team, shedding jobs and re-focusing efforts on tablets and other home electronics in the wake of the Fire Phone's dismal showing.


Rumor: Unlikely 'iPhone 6s Plus' retail packaging revealed in photo

08/27/2015, 03:08 am

A highly suspect photo out of East Asia on Thursday purportedly offers a first look at retail packaging for the next-generation "iPhone 6s Plus," though a closer inspection of its contents reveals a number of design choices inconsistent with Apple's usual aesthetic.


iOS code suggests 'iPhone 6s' will feature Force Touch technology

08/26/2015, 08:08 pm

Code discovered in a recent iOS build suggests Apple is testing implementations of pressure-sensitive Force Touch gesture technology in its next-generation smartphone hardware, anticipated to launch in the coming weeks.


Google launches Twitch clone YouTube Gaming with companion iOS, Android apps

08/26/2015, 06:08 pm

Google officially launched YouTube Gaming on Wednesday, entering into direct competition with Amazon's Twitch for live and pre-recorded videogame content.


Facebook launches 'M' virtual assistant driven by both human and artificial intelligence

08/26/2015, 04:08 pm

Facebook on Wednesday launched "M," a text-based virtual assistant integrated with Facebook Messenger that unlike Siri, Cortana, or Google Now relies on both human and artificial intelligence to fulfill requests.


Supposed 'iPhone 6s' display and logic board powered on with help from iPhone 6 hardware

08/25/2015, 05:08 pm

A video and photoset published Tuesday claim to show a partially assembled Frankenphone with "iPhone 6s" display and logic board powered by a host iPhone 6 battery, chassis and other integral components.


IDC projects Apple unlikely to make market share gains against Android in coming years

08/25/2015, 02:08 pm

Even with iPhone sales continuing to be strong, Apple is unlikely to make deeper inroads into Android's global marketshare in the near future, according to projections from an IDC research report released on Tuesday.


TuneIn launches ad-free Premium service with audiobooks, live sports & language courses [u]

08/25/2015, 01:08 pm

Radio and podcast service TuneIn on Tuesday launched a new subscription tier, TuneIn Premium, adding things like audiobooks, live sports, and ad-free stations for a monthly fee. [updated]


British firm builds experimental iPhone 6 with hydrogen fuel cell

08/24/2015, 04:08 pm

A British company called Intelligent Energy has reportedly built a working version of an iPhone 6 that integrates both a rechargeable battery and a hydrogen fuel cell without altering the dimensions of the device.