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Topic: iPhone

Typo settles lawsuit with BlackBerry, to halt all sales of iPhone keyboards

06/01/2015, 11:06 am

Typo Products on Monday settled a 2014 lawsuit brought against it by smartphone maker BlackBerry, and as part of terms of the agreement, will have to permanently halt sales of its physical iPhone keyboard accessories.


Uber to allow background location tracking in privacy policy update

05/29/2015, 05:05 pm

Starting July 15, ridesharing service Uber will update its privacy policies to allow tracking of a user's location in the background, the company revealed in a blog post.


Path sells off core social apps, kills off Talk Places messaging feature

05/29/2015, 04:05 pm

Social network Path on Friday announced the sale of its two flagship mobile apps, Path and Path Talk, to South Korean messaging company Daum Kakao -- in the process shutting down a major Talk feature called Places.


iPhone sales surge in Q1 on strong China, emerging market performance

05/28/2015, 08:05 pm

Echoing findings from IDC earlier this month, market research firm Gartner this week estimated global iPhone sales hit 60.2 million units for the first quarter of 2015, in large part thanks to a surge in China.


Google opens Inbox access, brings Cardboard to iOS, updates Places API and Maps

05/28/2015, 05:05 pm

On the first day of its I/O developer conference Google made a series of iOS-related announcements, including making Inbox available to everyone, bringing its Cardboard virtual reality technology to the platform, and announcing updates to the iOS versions of Maps and the Places API.


Todoist comes to Apple Watch, Moleskine launches Timepage calendar app for Watch & iPhone

05/28/2015, 01:05 pm

Todoist for iOS on Thursday updated with support for the Apple Watch, while notebook maker Moleskine launched a calendar app for both the iPhone and Watch, Timepage.


Avago to acquire major Apple supplier Broadcom for $37 billion

05/28/2015, 09:05 am

The trend toward consolidation in the semiconductor industry continued Thursday with the announcement that Avago will acquire rival Broadcom -- a longtime supplier of communications chips to Apple -- in a $37 billion cash-and-stock transaction that values the combined company at $77 billion.


Chevrolet to add CarPlay support to 14 vehicles for 2016 model year

05/27/2015, 05:05 pm

General Motors' Chevrolet division on Wednesday announced plans to add CarPlay and Android Auto support to 14 vehicles in the 2016 model year, marking a major growth in availability for the two platforms.


Kindle for iOS adds 'Bookerly' font, Fox Movie of the Day app promotes iTunes flash sales

05/27/2015, 12:05 pm

Amazon on Wednesday improved the look of fonts in Kindle for iOS, while Fox launched a Movie of the Day app for the iPhone, highlighting daily flash sales of Fox movies hosted on iTunes.


MLB At Bat comes to CarPlay, 1Password gets faster launch, numerous bugfixes

05/26/2015, 04:05 pm

Major League Baseball on Tuesday added CarPlay support to MLB At Bat for the iPhone, while AgileBits released an update to 1Password for iOS, making a large collection of technical improvements.


Apple's iPhone 6s could add 12MP Sony camera with RGBW subpixels - report

05/25/2015, 02:05 pm

The next-generation iPhone will reportedly sport a camera with a 12-megapixel Sony sensor that makes use of the firm's RGBW technology to help with low-light photography.


New book says BlackBerry ignored iPhone threat because it misunderstood market

05/22/2015, 07:05 pm

An excerpt from an upcoming book on the rise and collapse of Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry suggests that while the company -- then known as RIM -- had some appreciation for 2007's first-generation iPhone, it did not see the device as a threat given RIM's core customers.


Apple's iPhone 5c helps man survive shotgun blast to the chest

05/22/2015, 03:05 pm

A 25-year-old British man who was shot in the chest with a shotgun during a confrontation outside of his home survived the event, thanks in part to his green iPhone 5c, which absorbed much of the impact.


New AT&T policy may restrict Apple Stores from selling iPhone with two-year contract, reports say

05/21/2015, 11:05 pm

According to multiple unconfirmed reports, AT&T is on the verge of making a major change to its smartphone sales model that will prohibit third-party retailers, like the Apple Store, from selling handsets under two-year contract terms.


Foxconn to handle bulk of manufacturing for Apple's 'iPhone 6s' & 'iPad Pro' this fall, insider says

05/21/2015, 09:05 am

Longtime Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn will handle the bulk of production for the company's next-generation iPhone, and will also be the sole manufacturer of the anticipated 12.9-inch iPad, both on track to launch this fall, according to well-connected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.


Apple's online store outs Touch ID-equipped iPhone 5c [u]

05/21/2015, 09:05 am

A promotional photo posted to Apple's online storefront this week shows what appears to be a new version of the plastic-backed iPhone 5c, largely unchanged save for the notable addition of a Touch ID sensor in the home button.


Microsoft inadvertently reveals 'Flow by Outlook' chat app for iPhone

05/20/2015, 10:05 am

Microsoft appears to be developing a streamlined chat and email application for iPhones called Flow by Outlook, a leaked download webpage marked "Microsoft Confidential" revealed on Wednesday.


Clothing retailer Express now accepting Apple Pay at all US stores

05/19/2015, 05:05 pm

Clothing retailer Express on Tuesday began accepting Apple Pay at all of its U.S. outlets, adding yet another feather in the cap of Apple's mobile payment platform.


Second-gen Automatic car adapter adds GPS, real-time data, third-party app support

05/19/2015, 04:05 pm

Automatic Labs on Tuesday launched a upgraded version of the Automatic, a Bluetooth adapter that plugs into a vehicle's OBD-II (on-board diagnostic) port and communicates with a paired iOS or Android device.


Basis ships Peak Titanium Edition fitness tracker, updates apps with HealthKit, Google Fit support

05/19/2015, 01:05 pm

Basis on Tuesday launched a Titanium Edition of its Peak fitness tracker, and simultaneously announced software updates enabling support for Apple HealthKit and Google Fit.