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Siri knows about Apple's new iPhone event on Sept. 9

08/27/2015, 01:08 pm

The invitations for Apple's upcoming Sept. 9 event were designed around Siri -- bearing what she would call "colorful wavey words" and the phrase "Hey Siri, give us a hint" -- and it turns out there's more to it than meets the eye, as the erstwhile digital assistant actually does drop some knowledge.

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Apple announces Sept. 9 event for 'iPhone 6s,' updated Apple TV at massive new venue

08/27/2015, 12:08 pm

Apple on Thursday sent out invitations to members of the media, making official its anticipated Sept. 9 event at San Francisco's Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. It's expected to showcase not only a next-generation "iPhone 6s" handset, but also a new Siri-enabled Apple TV set-top box.

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'iPhone 6s' 12MP camera rumored to shoot 4K video, front camera again said to have 'selfie' flash

08/27/2015, 11:08 am

With less than two weeks to go before Apple is expected to take the wraps off of its next-generation iPhone, a new rumor claims the so-called "iPhone 6s" will be capable of shooting ultra-high-resolution 4K video with its rear facing 12-megapixel camera.

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China sentences 14 people in plot to convert US iPhones for Chinese networks

08/27/2015, 11:08 am

A court in the Chinese city of Zhengzhou has reportedly sentenced 14 people for hacking into a Foxconn database to steal digital identity certificates, in turn used to convert U.S. iPhones for Chinese networks.

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Lenovo folds smartphone unit under Motorola, plans to streamline mobile portfolio

08/27/2015, 10:08 am

Apple competitor Lenovo on Thursday confirmed that it will shuffle all of its smartphone operations -- including design and manufacturing -- under its Motorola banner, and eventually shut down Lenovo Mobile entirely.

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Amazon to forego future phone development following Fire Phone failure

08/27/2015, 10:08 am

E-commerce behemoth Amazon has reportedly begun to draw down engineering resources in its mobile phone team, shedding jobs and re-focusing efforts on tablets and other home electronics in the wake of the Fire Phone's dismal showing.

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Rumor: Unlikely 'iPhone 6s Plus' retail packaging revealed in photo

08/27/2015, 03:08 am

A highly suspect photo out of East Asia on Thursday purportedly offers a first look at retail packaging for the next-generation "iPhone 6s Plus," though a closer inspection of its contents reveals a number of design choices inconsistent with Apple's usual aesthetic.

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iOS code suggests 'iPhone 6s' will feature Force Touch technology

08/26/2015, 08:08 pm

Code discovered in a recent iOS build suggests Apple is testing implementations of pressure-sensitive Force Touch gesture technology in its next-generation smartphone hardware, anticipated to launch in the coming weeks.

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Google launches Twitch clone YouTube Gaming with companion iOS, Android apps

08/26/2015, 06:08 pm

Google officially launched YouTube Gaming on Wednesday, entering into direct competition with Amazon's Twitch for live and pre-recorded videogame content.

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Facebook launches 'M' virtual assistant driven by both human and artificial intelligence

08/26/2015, 04:08 pm

Facebook on Wednesday launched "M," a text-based virtual assistant integrated with Facebook Messenger that unlike Siri, Cortana, or Google Now relies on both human and artificial intelligence to fulfill requests.

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Supposed 'iPhone 6s' display and logic board powered on with help from iPhone 6 hardware

08/25/2015, 05:08 pm

A video and photoset published Tuesday claim to show a partially assembled Frankenphone with "iPhone 6s" display and logic board powered by a host iPhone 6 battery, chassis and other integral components.

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IDC projects Apple unlikely to make market share gains against Android in coming years

08/25/2015, 02:08 pm

Even with iPhone sales continuing to be strong, Apple is unlikely to make deeper inroads into Android's global marketshare in the near future, according to projections from an IDC research report released on Tuesday.

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TuneIn launches ad-free Premium service with audiobooks, live sports & language courses [u]

08/25/2015, 01:08 pm

Radio and podcast service TuneIn on Tuesday launched a new subscription tier, TuneIn Premium, adding things like audiobooks, live sports, and ad-free stations for a monthly fee. [updated]

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British firm builds experimental iPhone 6 with hydrogen fuel cell

08/24/2015, 04:08 pm

A British company called Intelligent Energy has reportedly built a working version of an iPhone 6 that integrates both a rechargeable battery and a hydrogen fuel cell without altering the dimensions of the device.

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Apple announces repair program for blurry iPhone 6 Plus cameras

08/21/2015, 06:08 pm

Consumers who have experienced image quality problems with their iPhone 6 Plus's iSight camera may be eligible for a free repair, as Apple on Friday acknowledged a problem with a "small percentage" of units and will replace the affected component free of charge.

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French carriers informed that 'iPhone 6s' preorders will start on Sept. 11 - report

08/21/2015, 01:08 pm

French wireless carriers are hearing that preorders for next-generation iPhones will open on Sept. 11, two days after a rumored press event, according to claims made on Friday.

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Samsung offers iPhone users free 30-day test drive of new Galaxy handsets

08/21/2015, 12:08 am

Samsung on Thursday announced a new initiative designed to steal away users of Apple's iPhone, offering current owners of the device a virtually free 30-day "test drive" with one of its latest Galaxy handsets.

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Apple Pay is focus of latest 'If it's not an iPhone' ad

08/20/2015, 09:08 pm

Apple on Thursday released a new television commercial as part of its "If it's not an iPhone" campaign, this time throwing a spotlight on the smartphone's Apple Pay touchless payment capabilities.

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iPhone sales stay strong amid worldwide smartphone market slowdown

08/20/2015, 10:08 am

Apple's iPhone continues to gain marketshare despite a slowing global smartphone market during the second quarter, doing particularly well in China -- where the overall market actually shrunk by 4 percent year-over-year.

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'iPhone 6s' will move to Apple Watch's 7000-series aluminum, spectrometer analysis confirms

08/19/2015, 12:08 pm

Composition testing of what is purportedly a shell for Apple's next-generation iPhone confirms previous reports that the new device will move to 7000-series aluminum, an alloy first introduced to Apple's lineup with the Watch.

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