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Intel pushes USB-C as headphone jack's successor

04/27/2016, 10:04 am

The technology world has a seething hatred of the traditional 3.5-millimeter headphone jack -- or so it seems, given that chip giant Intel is the latest company to propose replacing the aging plug with a digital alternative.

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Nintendo's 'Fire Emblem' & 'Animal Crossing' franchises coming to phones, tablets

04/27/2016, 09:04 am

Two of Nintendo's most popular game series, Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing, will join the ranks of its first apps for smartphones and tablets, the console maker said on Wednesday.

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Apple faces constrained iPhone SE supply on surprise demand

04/26/2016, 05:04 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook during Tuesday's quarterly conference call said supply of its latest iPhone SE model is constrained due to surprisingly high demand from users who want the latest technology in a small package.

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FBI still deciding whether to allow review of San Bernardino iPhone exploit

04/26/2016, 03:04 pm

The FBI has yet to decide whether an exploit used to crack the iPhone of San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook will even be reviewed for possible disclosure, agency director James Comey said on Tuesday.

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What Smart Connector charging could mean for the 'iPhone 7' and beyond

04/26/2016, 10:04 am

Now that we know Apple will let its Smart Connector do more than just clip on a keyboard, rumors that it will make its way from the iPad Pro lineup to the iPhone make much more sense. AppleInsider takes a look at the changes that might bring.

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iPhones sold in India will require panic button starting in 2017

04/26/2016, 09:04 am

As of January 1, 2017, all phones in India -- including iPhones -- will have to have some form of panic button to improve the security of women in the country, according to a new government order.

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Apple expands iPhone Upgrade Program to include online purchases

04/25/2016, 07:04 pm

As of Monday, customers looking to purchase a new iPhone 6s or 6s Plus through Apple's website can take advantage of the company's iPhone Upgrade Program, an interest-free, two-year payment plan that lets buyers trade up to a new handset each year.

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Facebook allegedly developing camera-based app to spur userbase into more content uploads

04/25/2016, 03:04 pm

Facebook is quietly developing an independent camera app, hoping to kick people out of the passive approach to using the social network many people have fallen into, a report said on Monday.

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Apple spotlights iPhone 6s 4K camera, Touch ID in pair of quirky new TV ads

04/25/2016, 02:04 pm

Apple on Monday launched two new television ads to promote the iPhone 6s, and courted the star power of actor Neil Patrick Harris to showcase the moviemaking capabilities of the iPhone 6s and its 4K-resolution video camera.

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Microsoft lets new Word Flow keyboard loose on the App Store with one-handed mode

04/25/2016, 12:04 pm

Those who have a fondness for customizing their iPhone keyboard can now do so in a Microsoft-approved fashion with the Redmond software giant's new Word Flow keyboard for iOS.

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Apple supplier Pegatron still using low pay, excessive overtime, watchdog group says

04/25/2016, 12:04 pm

One of Apple's iPhone manufacturers, Pegatron, is still seeing its labor force put in excessive overtime -- something unfortunately necessary for workers to meet basic financial needs, according to China Labor Watch.

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Rumor: 'iPhone 7' may feature touch-sensitive home button, full water- and dust-proofing

04/25/2016, 10:04 am

Apple's next flagship iPhone will not only be waterproof and dustproof, but possibly feature a touch-sensitive home button, new rumor claims.

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A look inside Apple ahead of its Q2 2016 earnings report

04/25/2016, 08:04 am

Apple -- the world's most profitable public company -- is a day away from releasing its March quarter earnings. That means that while the company itself is in an official quiet period, everyone else is free to publish false and misleading information about it. Let's take a look at some of the worst fallacies.

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KGI says 'iPhone 7' won't have 'many attractive selling points,' predicts competitors to outperform Apple

04/24/2016, 12:04 pm

Noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities continues to have a bearish outlook on iPhone sales through the end of 2016, telling investors on Sunday that he believes Apple will be the only top-five smartphone vendor to see shipments decline this year.

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Apple makes across-the-board cuts to Japanese iPhone prices

04/22/2016, 10:04 am

Apple on Friday instituted price drops across its entire Japanese iPhone lineup, typically slashing costs by about 10 percent, in what is reported to be a response to a fluctuating yen/dollar exchange rate.

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FBI paid over $1.34M for hack into San Bernardino iPhone, agency's director says

04/21/2016, 04:04 pm

The FBI paid more than $1.34 million to hack into the iPhone 5c of dead San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook, agency director James Comey admitted on Thursday.

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iPhone SE reportedly 'squeezing' marketshare from Chinese smartphone makers

04/21/2016, 01:04 pm

Chinese and Taiwanese smartphone suppliers are reportedly scaling back component production in the wake of Apple's iPhone SE, which appears to be impacting the sales of local smartphone brands.

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Walmart Pay begins trickling out to iPhone users via app update

04/21/2016, 01:04 pm

The latest update to retail colossus Walmart's first-party iOS app included a significant new feature -- support for Walmart Pay, the company's in-house mobile payments effort.

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Apple likely switching to different modem for 'iPhone 7,' Qualcomm CEO hints

04/21/2016, 09:04 am

Apple appears likely to switch away from Qualcomm modems for upcoming iPhones, at least in part, as suggested by comments from the latter company's CEO made during an earnings call.

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Samsung to produce thinner 10nm chips this year [u]

04/20/2016, 08:04 pm

Apple A-series chip supplier Samsung this week announced plans to put an advanced 10-nanometer chip fabrication process into production later this year, with the new technology supposedly affording a 10 percent increase in efficiency over existing iterations.

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