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Samsung working to copy iPhone 6s Live Photos feature for next Galaxy S7

01/15/2016, 05:01 pm

Samsung hopes to maintain its "lead by following" style of innovation for this year's Galaxy S7 launch by copying the Live Photos feature Apple developed for iPhone 6s, but the planned feature may not be done in time for the flagship's launch.

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Hyundai adds Apple CarPlay support to 2017 Elantra, rolling out in January

01/15/2016, 01:01 pm

Hyundai on Friday announced that its latest sedan, the 2017 Elantra, will launch later this month with support for both Apple CarPlay and Google's Android Auto.

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CLSA reports strong, resilient demand for iPhones in China at the expense of Huawei, Samsung

01/14/2016, 05:01 pm

Hong Kong broker CLSA reports a continued "loyal following" for Apple in China, noting that half of smartphone buyers intend to buy from Apple, compared to slipping interest figures for Huawei, Samsung and Xiaomi.

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Samsung to invest up to $7.47B in developing flexible OLEDs for future iPhones, report claims

01/14/2016, 10:01 am

Samsung Display is reportedly planning to spend up to $7.47 billion on expanding manufacturing capacity with the long-term goal of producing flexible OLED panels for future iPhones.

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New York state considers bill mandating backdoors in smartphone encryption

01/13/2016, 05:01 pm

A bill up for consideration by the New York state assembly would force Apple and other smartphone makers to ensure their products can be decrypted for the sake of law enforcement.

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Antutu: iPhone 6s performance thrashes high-spec Androids Huawei Mate 8, Samsung Note 5 & Nexus 6p

01/13/2016, 02:01 pm

Performance benchmark vendor Antutu presented iPhone 6s as the best performing smartphone of the year, despite being compared against high end Androids with more RAM and faster CPU clocks driving four times as many cores.

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Pharrell in legal trouble over Beats 1 show OTHERtone

01/13/2016, 09:01 am

A long-running legal battle between music producer Pharrell and a group of former business associates has recently expanded to include OTHERtone, a show the artist hosts on Apple's Beats 1 streaming network.

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China reports record sales and 33% growth in non-Android smartphones, casts doubt on 'peak iPhone'

01/12/2016, 07:01 pm

China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has released data showing a significant drop in Android's share of smartphone sales in the December quarter, leaving a 33 percent gain for non-Android smartphones, a segment dominated by Apple's iPhone.

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Skype to bring free group calling to iPhones, iPads, other mobile devices

01/12/2016, 05:01 pm

Skype users will soon be able to make free group video calls from mobile devices like iPhones, iPods, and iPads, just as they can on Macs, PCs, and Xboxes, the Microsoft-owned company announced on Tuesday.

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China's iPhone-clone Xiaomi defending its valuation after missing sales targets

01/12/2016, 11:01 am

Xiaomi--a Chinese startup that aimed to push out high volumes of low cost smartphones and then make money on ecosystem-related services--has missed its volume goal for 2015 while substantial revenues from services remain a "figment," casting doubts upon its $46 billion valuation.

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Twitter brings Periscope video streams into iOS users' timelines

01/12/2016, 11:01 am

People using the Twitter iOS app can now see Periscope video feeds embedded in tweets, instead of having to switch to the separate Periscope app, Twitter announced on Tuesday.

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Apple to help build AU Optronics into AMOLED supplier for future iPhones, rumors claim

01/12/2016, 09:01 am

Apple is planning to invest in Taiwan's AU Optronics and build the firm into an AMOLED screen supplier for future iPhones, reports said on Tuesday.

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Apple publishes first comprehensive list of CarPlay-compatible vehicles

01/11/2016, 04:01 pm

Having finally accumulated a large enough stable of partners for the platform, Apple on Monday published an official list of current and (some) future vehicles compatible with CarPlay.

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AT&T revives unlimited data plans for DirecTV & U-verse TV subscribers

01/11/2016, 11:01 am

AT&T is briefly resurrecting the concept of an unlimited data plan for its smartphone customers, but with the catch that subscribers must also have DirecTV or U-verse TV, and pay a high monthly fee.

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Apple's new 4-inch handset rumored to be named 'iPhone 5e,' sport A8 CPU & 1GB RAM

01/11/2016, 07:01 am

Supply chain scuttlebutt over a new 4-inch iPhone continues to accumulate, with the latest rumors suggesting Apple will name its revamped handset the "iPhone 5e," with the letter 'e' potentially signifying that it is an 'enhanced' version of the iPhone 5s.

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T-Mobile confirms Binge On tech slows streaming video data speeds

01/08/2016, 10:01 pm

T-Mobile on Friday said its new Binge On service does indeed slow down cellular data connections to streaming video sites as some customers have complained, but maintains the feature is an "optimization" to benefit consumers, not data throttling.

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Apple blocked Volkswagen from showing off wireless CarPlay at CES, carmaker says

01/08/2016, 12:01 pm

Volkswagen had hoped to showcase wireless CarPlay support at this week's CES in Las Vegas, but Apple stopped it from doing so, a development head from the company said on Friday.

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Kenwood & JVC announce new receivers ready for Apple CarPlay

01/08/2016, 11:01 am

Two more aftermarket receiver makers, Kenwood and JVC, have announced dash units compatible with Apple's CarPlay platform.

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Core Apple manufacturer Foxconn sees December revenues down 20 percent

01/08/2016, 10:01 am

Apple's primary assembly partner, Hon Hai -- better known as Foxconn -- saw its revenues drop approximately 20 percent in December, on top of missing full-year sales predictions from analysts.

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Samsung reports weak profits for Q4 while shipping 12.5% more smartphones, casting doubt on Apple, Inc's "Peak iPhone" rumors

01/07/2016, 11:01 pm

Samsung reported preliminary earnings for the December quarter, missing analysts' profit estimates while shipping 12.5 percent more smartphones over the year-ago quarter. That calls into question the supposed flat demand for smartphones, a problem alleged to also affect Apple.

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