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After deriding Apple as too slow, China's LeEco hits cash crunch, halts stock trading

12/08/2016, 06:12 pm

Ambitious Chinese tech firm LeEco halted stock trading after plummeting share prices reportedly triggered margin calls for its cash-strapped billionaire founder Jia Yueting. LeEco had been hailed as an Apple threat, with tech journalists giddy in reporting Jia's contempt for Apple--a company Jia derided as "extremely slow" and compared to the Nazis.

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Adobe Lightroom updated for iOS, macOS; brings one-handed editing to iPhone

12/08/2016, 01:12 pm

Adobe has issued an update to the macOS and iOS versions of Lightroom, adding one-handed editing features for the iPhone, with similar changes coming to the Mac and iPad in a later revision.

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Apple adds ChargePoint EV stations & app links to Maps coverage

12/08/2016, 12:12 pm

ChargePoint -- claiming to run the world's biggest network of EV charging stations -- on Thursday announced its addition to Apple Maps, letting Mac and iOS device owners quickly find a station if their electric car is beginning to run low.

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Sprint, Starbucks now featured as in-game locations for Pokemon Go players

12/08/2016, 11:12 am

Hot on the heels of Niantic teasing the addition of more creatures to capture, the Pokemon Go developer has announced deals with both Starbucks and Sprint, making stores from both companies in-game features.

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TSMC seeks space in Taiwan to build next-generation chip fabrication plant

12/08/2016, 10:12 am

Apple chip manufacturing partner TSMC is in the early stages of planning a $15.7 billion microchip fabrication plant, in an effort to glean more business from from Apple and other companies needing advanced chip designs.

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Super Mario Run demo stations installed in Apple Stores for pre-release play

12/08/2016, 07:12 am

Nintendo's highly-anticipated "Super Mario Run" will be available to all users on Dec. 15, but until then, people anxious to play the game can head to an Apple Store for a few minutes of hands-on time with the title.

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Apple patent filing further details folding iPhone with wraparound display

12/08/2016, 06:12 am

An Apple invention published Thursday fleshes out the folding iPhone concept revealed in a separate patent grant last week, adding features like a wraparound display and touch sensitive structures to all external surfaces.

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Apple asks Beijing court to lift iPhone 6 sales ban, reverse patent infringement ruling

12/08/2016, 02:12 am

Apple on Wednesday appeared in Chinese court to defend its iPhone 6 from patent infringement charges leveled by now insolvent tech firm Shenzhen Baili, arguing that the Beijing Intellectual Property Office defied legal convention in its decision to ban sales of the device.

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Apple 'iPhone 7s' rumored to retain iPhone 7 design, debut without wireless charging

12/07/2016, 05:12 pm

Contrary to recent predictions, a report on Wednesday claims the biggest changes coming to Apple's next-generation iPhone models are an upgraded "A11" SoC and new red color option, with the forthcoming handset likely to carry over the design language introduced with iPhone 7.

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New research data shows iPhone at top of sales charts by vendor across most of the world

12/07/2016, 11:12 am

New research data shows that Apple's iOS saw a significant sales percentage boost with the release of the iPhone 7 family, with year-over-year sales growth in a three-month measurement period ending in October.

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November set App Store's 'highest monthly sales ever,' says Apple's Schiller

12/07/2016, 11:12 am

Last month saw the App Store achieve a new monthly sales record, Apple's senior VP of worldwide marketing said on Wednesday.

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Sony to release six games for iOS & Android in next financial year

12/07/2016, 10:12 am

Taking a cue from Nintendo, Sony's PlayStation division is reportedly aiming to launch six games for iOS and Android in the financial year starting in April.

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iPhones account for 8 of top 10 cameras in 2016 Flickr report, Apple celebrates by offering Portrait mode tips

12/06/2016, 05:12 pm

Photo sharing site Flickr noted that Apple remains the leading camera brand among its users, filling eight slots of its top ten most popular cameras. iPhones now account for 47 percent of its photographers, compared to 24 percent using Canon cameras and 18 percent using Nikons.

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Shanghai consumer agency reports spontaneous iPhone 6 fires, Apple refutes claim

12/06/2016, 03:12 pm

With a battery repair program already in place, Apple is under more fire from consumer protection agencies in Shanghai, with eight claims of iPhone 6 fires -- but Apple blames external damage for the problem after inspection of the afflicted devices.

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Apple adds four more providers to single sign-on support in iOS 10.2 & tvOS 10.1 [u]

12/06/2016, 03:12 pm

Four additional TV providers have joined support for Apple's single sign-on feature in iOS 10.2 and tvOS 10.1, though a number of conspicuous gaps remain. [Updated with feature going live]

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Mophie launches Juice Pack Air cases for iPhone 7 & 7 Plus

12/06/2016, 01:12 pm

Mophie on Tuesday released versions of the Juice Pack Air for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, in fact its first dedicated battery cases for Apple's current flagships.

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Google updates iPhone search app with changes intended to boost usage, customization

12/06/2016, 01:12 pm

Google has updated its stand-alone search app for iOS, and has shifted the focus of information presented to user away from a personal upcoming events feed, and towards a curated news and current events feed in an effort to boost user interaction with the app.

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Instagram introduces comment & profile control features, anonymous reporting for self-injury

12/06/2016, 12:12 pm

Facebook-owned Instagram on Tuesday announced several new options for comments and profiles, intended to create a friendlier atmosphere for the photo- and video-based social network.

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Supreme Court sides with Samsung over Apple, says payments shouldn't cover whole device profits [u]

12/06/2016, 10:12 am

In a unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled in favor of Samsung in a long-running dispute with Apple, arguing that design patents can only cover components of a smartphone, and not the entire product. [Updated with Apple statement]

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Impending iOS update to help diagnose additional iPhone battery shutdowns

12/06/2016, 09:12 am

An imminent iOS update will help collect information about sudden iPhone shutdowns, specifically problems aren't limited to the iPhone 6s units Apple is currently offering battery replacements for, according to an updated support document posted on Tuesday.

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