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Google adds QR code scanner to 3D Touch menu in iOS Chrome 56 update

02/02/2017, 11:02 am

The latest update to the Chrome browser on iOS is providing iPhone users with the ability to scan and search QR codes using 3D Touch, while those browsing on the iPad will benefit from a redesigned tab switcher.

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Nintendo's free-to-play 'Fire Emblem: Heroes' arrives on Apple's iPhone and iPad

02/02/2017, 09:02 am

As promised, Nintendo on Thursday released "Fire Emblem: Heroes," the first game in the "Fire Emblem" series to make the leap from dedicated consoles and handhelds to the iPhone and iPad.

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Energous, Dialog Semiconductor launch small RF charging circuit, possibly destined for 'iPhone 8'

02/02/2017, 09:02 am

Dialog Semiconductor and Energous have launched a new wireless charging component that is cheaper and takes up less space than previous iterations, a part that could help Apple incorporate over-the-air power in a future iPhone or iPad.

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Apple, IBM, United Airlines banding together for better staff iPhone, Apple Watch integration at airports

02/02/2017, 09:02 am

The initiative between the three companies will assist United Airlines to develop apps for better communication, regulate peak customer demands better, and assist in more effective maintenance for over 50,000 devices already deployed, and more to come.

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Apple's Q1 iPhone numbers knock Samsung out of first place in global marketshare

02/01/2017, 10:02 am

Apple's record iPhone sales during the December quarter allowed it edge ahead of Samsung and once again become the world's top smartphone vendor, though not for whole of 2016, according to new research data.

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Apple pushes AirPods firmware 3.5.1 to synchronized iPhones with minor bug fixes

02/01/2017, 09:02 am

A firmware update for Apple's AirPods is being distributed now, which brings undisclosed bug fixes to Apple's sought-after wireless earbuds.

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Huawei hires 'I'm a Mac' pitchman to take on Apple in US ad blitz

02/01/2017, 04:02 am

Actor Justin Long, who in the mid to late 2000s served as the de facto face of Apple for his part in the "Get a Mac" ad campaign, has been hired by Huawei to star in a new series of commercials touting the Chinese upstart's smartphones.

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Cook calls Apple's $1B litigation against Qualcomm a 'last resort'

01/31/2017, 06:01 pm

In Tuesday's post-earnings conference call, Apple CEO Tim Cook reiterated that while the company is not a fan of litigation, Qualcomm's actions and refusal to negotiate fair patent licensing terms forced the iPhone maker to sue.

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Apple sees light at end of tunnel in China as revenues stabilize on constant currency basis

01/31/2017, 06:01 pm

Though Apple posted record-setting highs for the first quarter of 2016, revenues are still facing headwinds in China due to a weak yuan and continuing difficulties wth the Hong Kong market.

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Apple's iPhone hits ASP of $695 in record-setting fiscal Q1

01/31/2017, 05:01 pm

Apple returned to growth during the holiday quarter thanks in large part to iPhone, sales of which hit an all-time high of 78.3 million units with an average selling price of $695, also a record.

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Driven by its App Stores, Apple's 'Services' business explodes with $7.17 billion in revenue

01/31/2017, 05:01 pm

Apple's earnings once again broke records for the company, but Services stands out, earning the company $7.17 billion just on Apple Pay, digital content, and others.

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iOS 10.3 beta reveals Apple will cut off 32-bit support in 'future versions of iOS'

01/31/2017, 11:01 am

Bringing an era to a close, an upcoming version of iOS -- possibly iOS 11 -- will drop support for 32-bit apps entirely, according to an error message discovered in the first iOS 10.3 beta.

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Nintendo reveals high unlock rate for 'Super Mario Run,' delays 'Animal Crossing' for iPhone

01/31/2017, 09:01 am

Nintendo's mobile efforts are paying off, after the gaming company confirmed better than expected revenue from "Super Mario Run" on iOS, but advised gamers will have to wait a few months before they can play "Animal Crossing" on an iPhone or iPad.

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Lyft for iPhone adds Calendar destinations, surges on App Store following 'DeleteUber' campaign

01/31/2017, 09:01 am

Ridesharing service Lyft has updated its iPhone app with support for iOS Calendar destinations, apparently just in time to take advantage of a boycott of its main competitor, Uber, over the company's response to U.S. President Donald Trump's controversial immigration executive order.

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Super Mario Run update for iPhone brings easy mode, Korean language support

01/31/2017, 08:01 am

A new update to "Super Mario Run" eliminates all the stress of the game, with a new "easy mode" removing the timer allowing players to explore the level at their leisure.

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Apple updates Siri on iOS, Mac & Apple TV with Super Bowl-related commands

01/30/2017, 04:01 pm

Apple on Monday announced a collection of Siri updates designed to get people using the AI assistant for Super Bowl LI, which will be played this Sunday between the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots.

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Removal of Apple's iCloud Activation Lock check page may be linked to hacks relying on stolen serial numbers

01/30/2017, 03:01 pm

Apple's removal of the iCloud Activation Lock status page last week was likely connected to hacks letting people bypass the Activation Lock system, a report noted on Monday.

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Three UK enables Wi-Fi calling for iPhones without use of inTouch app

01/30/2017, 02:01 pm

British carrier Three is making it easier for its subscribers to make calls over Wi-Fi when there is no cellular signal, by allowing those with iPhones to place calls and messages using the embedded Wi-Fi calling feature of iOS, instead of the mobile network's custom app.

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Starbucks voice recognition 'barista' beta starts on iPhone, prior to wide summer rollout

01/30/2017, 12:01 pm

Starbucks is allowing its customers to request drinks by voice using its iOS app, with the My Starbucks Barista digital assistant able to verbally accept coffee orders and confirm payment, before dispatching the order to the nearest store.

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Apple 'Shot on iPhone' ad campaign continues with 'One Night on iPhone 7'

01/30/2017, 11:01 am

Apple has expanded its "Shot on iPhone" ad campaign with new ads in the "One Night on iPhone 7" campaign, documenting events and places from around the world on Nov. 5, 2016.

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