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Apple confirms Confederate flag ban in App Store, says war games have to change art

06/25/2015, 03:06 pm

Apple on Thursday confirmed that it has removed a number of games and other apps from the App Store because they contain images of the Confederate battle flag.

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Facebook Messenger apps to allow chatting without a Facebook account

06/24/2015, 03:06 pm

Facebook on Thursday announced that new Messenger users will soon be able to sign up without a Facebook account, potentially expanding the reach of the chat service.

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Kenwood ships its first aftermarket receivers enabled for Apple CarPlay, starting at $900

06/24/2015, 02:06 pm

Kenwood on Wednesday began shipping two new dash receivers, the DDX9902S and DDX9702S, expanding aftermarket support for Apple CarPlay beyond Alpine and Pioneer units for the first time.

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Rumor: Apple's iPhones could adopt flexible OLED displays in 2018

06/24/2015, 09:06 am

South Korean display manufacturers are trying to persuade Apple to use flexible OLED screens for future iPhones, although the first such models might not ship until 2018, a report claimed on Wednesday.

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Study: Higher iPhone resale value in US and China suggests strong demand

06/23/2015, 09:06 pm

Fresh data shows Apple's latest iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are reselling at comparatively higher prices than last year's iPhone 5s and 5c models did during the same post-launch period in 2014, suggesting demand for the handset has not waned.

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Social media prank prompts accidental 911 calls through Apple's Siri

06/23/2015, 05:06 pm

A social media prank is likely responsible for a rash of Siri-based 911 calls made over the weekend in the Canadian city of Regina, Saskatchewan, local police said on Tuesday.

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Buick, GMC vehicles to adopt Apple's CarPlay for 2016 model year

06/23/2015, 11:06 am

General Motors on Tuesday announced plans to bring Apple CarPlay to still more vehicles, this time to its Buick and GMC brands, which will get the technology in the 2016 model year.

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Corvette Z06 becomes first Chevrolet vehicle with Apple's CarPlay

06/22/2015, 05:06 pm

GM's Chevrolet division is now manufacturing its first vehicles compatible with Apple CarPlay, beginning with the Corvette Z06, the company said on Monday.

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Privacy group asks FTC to limit location, contact sharing in Uber's mobile apps

06/22/2015, 03:06 pm

A non-profit public interest group on Monday filed a complaint with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, asking it to investigate Uber over policies that could soon add extra contact and location tracking permissions to its ridesharing apps.

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Source: First iPhone without home button on Apple's roadmap, but not before 2017

06/22/2015, 01:06 pm

Apple is indeed working on a radical iPhone redesign that will ditch the home button, AppleInsider has learned, but consumers shouldn't expect to see such a drastic change to the company's handset within the next few years.

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Review: LifeProof Fre Power turns iPhone into a long-lived, ruggedized giant

06/21/2015, 06:06 am

LifeProof's Fre Power case promises to make an iPhone 6 virtually indestructible, both literally and in terms of battery life -- and in that it mostly succeeds, even if there are sometimes tradeoffs to cope with.

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Samsung's Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, designed to compete with Apple's iPhone 6 Plus, shown in leaked render

06/19/2015, 10:06 am

An image that purports to show a new, "Plus" version of Samsung's S6 Edge handset appeared on Twitter on Tuesday with an expanded footprint that suggests it may sport a display between 5.5 and 5.7 inches while keeping the industrial design largely unchanged.

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Project Lightning to bring curated event tracking to Twitter

06/18/2015, 04:06 pm

Twitter is developing a new, human-curated event tracking feature for its Web and mobile apps under the codename Project Lightning, a report revealed on Thursday.

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Taiwan fines Apple $647K for forcing carriers to seek iPhone pricing approval

06/17/2015, 01:06 pm

Apple has lost a Taiwanese lawsuit accusing it of anti-competitive phone pricing tactics, and barring an appeal will be fined T$20 million, or a little over $647,000 U.S., a report said on Wednesday.

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Rumor: 'iPhone 6s' to be stronger with Series 7000 aluminum, slightly thicker for Force Touch

06/17/2015, 08:06 am

Apple's next-generation iPhone will take a few design cues from the Apple Watch, not only gaining the new Force Touch input method, but also utilizing the company's custom Series 7000 aluminum for a casing that will be up to 60 percent harder than the iPhone 6.

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Apple adds UBS, 29 other financial institutions to Apple Pay roster

06/16/2015, 12:06 pm

Apple on Tuesday added another 30 institutions to the list offering credit and debit cards with support for Apple Pay, the most prominent being the U.S. branch of UBS, a Swiss banking and investment firm primarily serving rich and institutional clients.

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Apple shares four new 'Shot on iPhone 6' videos to World Gallery

06/15/2015, 06:06 pm

Continuing its camera-focused iPhone 6 ad campaign, Apple added four new user films to the "Shot on iPhone 6" webpage on Monday, highlighting the handset's ability to capture stunning high contrast images.

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Apple aims to double retail footprint, iPhone sales in India with help of new distribution deals

06/15/2015, 01:06 pm

Apple has signed a deal with a fifth Indian smartphone distributor, Optiemus Group, as part of a campaign to more than double retail reach and hence double iPhone sales in each of the next three years, a report said on Monday.

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Twitter launches 'Experiments' program for iOS, Google brings AirPlay to Slides

06/11/2015, 06:06 pm

Twitter is launching an "Experiments" beta-testing program for iOS, a report said on Thursday. Google meanwhile updated its three iOS Docs apps, most notably adding AirPlay and Chromecast support to Slides.

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Foxconn may build Apple iPhone plant in India, could reduce local costs

06/11/2015, 09:06 am

Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn is reportedly in talks to open a new iPhone assembly plant in India, potentially allowing the handset to achieve lower prices and boost sales in the growing market.

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