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Apple's 'iPhone 8' facial recognition to aid in Apple Pay payments, code suggests

08/02/2017, 06:08 pm

Code discovered in recently leaked HomePod firmware suggests Apple's "iPhone 8" will integrate facial recognition into the Apple Pay process, though it appears the technology will not completely replace physical Touch ID.

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Google Earth for iPhone & iPad gets needed 64-bit update to run on iOS 11

08/02/2017, 03:08 pm

Google on Wednesday released a major update of Google Earth for iOS, most notably delivering an expected switch to 64-bit code -- something essential for the app to keep running on this fall's iOS 11.

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'iPhone 8' SmartCam may adjust lighting, focus based on AI recognition of object being photographed

08/02/2017, 03:08 pm

The latest HomePod firmware leak suggests that Apple is planning to introduce new machine learning capabilities that will allow the iPhone's camera to recognize objects and types of scenes in real time, and adjust settings accordingly for the best-possible photo.

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Lyft to match riders' Apple Pay charity donations during month of August

08/02/2017, 01:08 pm

Ridesharing service Lyft has announced that throughtout August, it will match donations made by riders using Apple Pay as a part of its "Round Up and Donate" program.

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Accessory producer MixBin recalls glitter-filled iPhone cases over chemical burn risk

08/02/2017, 10:08 am

Accessory manufacturer MixBin Electronics has issued a recall for iPhone cases it has produced for a number of well-known brands, including Victoria's Secret, following reports of the glitter and liquid-filled cases causing chemical burns and skin irritation to consumers in the United States.

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Apple's strong Q3 results marred by 10 percent hit in China from iPhone competition

08/01/2017, 05:08 pm

Apple's otherwise solid June-quarter results were held back by a 10 percent year-over-year revenue drop in China, likely caused by the iPhone's slipping position in the local market.

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Apple Pay gets 26 more issuing partners in US, UK, Australia, Canada & Japan

08/01/2017, 02:08 pm

Apple has updated its roster of Apple Pay card issuers to include 21 more U.S. banks and credit unions, plus another five institutions spread across Australia, Canada, Japan, and the U.K.

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Trade-in Deals: Sell your used iPhone for cash and lock in a $10 to $20 bonus ahead of the 'iPhone 8'

08/01/2017, 11:08 am

The best time to sell your old iPhone or iPad is in the weeks before Apple introduces new models, like the "iPhone 8," which is expected to debut this fall. Here's a guide to help you sell your old device for the highest value to Apple, Gazelle, BuyBackWorld, Next Worth, Amazon, or one of the many other buyback services.

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Drama in Apple's quarterly earnings expected from 'iPhone 8' launch guidance, not actual results

08/01/2017, 10:08 am

After the close of business on Tuesday, Apple will report the results for what is seasonally its slowest quarter of the year, with Apple and industry watchers predicting around $44 billion in revenue. But all eyes are on Apple's guidance for the fourth fiscal quarter, to see how confident the company is about the "iPhone 8" launch.

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Apple tells India to extend tax breaks to suppliers if it wants iPhone manufacturing hub

08/01/2017, 10:08 am

Apple is asking the Indian government to extend tax breaks to suppliers if it wants them in the country alongside iPhone assembly, according to a report.

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Apple pulls host of 'binary trading' apps on demand by Australian government

08/01/2017, 09:08 am

Apple and Google have agreed to pull 330 binary options trading apps from the App Store and Google Play at the request of the Australian Securities & Investments Commission, which expressed concerns about numerous instances of fraud.

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Watch: HomePod firmware reveals 'iPhone 8' details

08/01/2017, 03:08 am

Apple inadvertently released firmware for its forthcoming HomePod speaker over the weekend, and in doing so leaked loads of information related to a next-generation iPhone.

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HomePod firmware points to 'iPhone 8' split status bar, tap to wake, embedded Touch ID in question

08/01/2017, 12:08 am

Digging deeper into HomePod firmware that was released over the weekend, developer Steven Troughton-Smith is coming up with additional details surrounding Apple's next-generation iPhone, including what could be confirmation of a split status bar user interface and a new "tap to wake" feature.

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Romanian gang arrested for stealing $590,000 in Apple iPhones from a moving truck

07/31/2017, 02:07 pm

Police in the Netherlands have arrested a gang of Romanian thieves suspected of stealing iPhones worth 500,000 euros ($590,000), with the gang said to have used a high-risk technique of breaking into the back door of delivery trucks while they were still in motion on a highway.

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Apple's established 'staircase model' suggests 'iPhone 8' price could reach $1100

07/31/2017, 01:07 pm

A new analysis details Apple's historical pricing trends with the iPhone, and predicts that the 256-gigabyte "iPhone 7s Plus" could reach a price as high as $1100, with the "iPhone 8" at that point or even higher.

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Judge gives greenlight to class action suit claiming Apple 'broke' FaceTime

07/31/2017, 12:07 pm

A class action lawsuit charging that Apple deliberately "broke" FaceTime on older iPhones can continue, a U.S. District judge has ruled, tossing out an Apple motion to dismiss.

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HomePod firmware digging affirms 'iPhone 8' will have 5.15" display area with 2436x1125 resolution

07/31/2017, 12:07 pm

Apple's anticipated "iPhone 8" will pack more pixels than ever into a screen size slightly smaller than the iPhone 7 Plus, the latest details culled from Apple's own HomePod firmware reveal.

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Russia approves VPN ban likely to kick apps out of Apple's App Store

07/31/2017, 11:07 am

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed off on a new law that will ban virtual private networks (VPNs) and other technologies enabling anonymous access to the Web, likely signaling an impending wave of removals from Apple's regional App Store.

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Former Google exec Vic Gundotra praises Apple iPhone 7 Plus camera, says Android photography years behind

07/31/2017, 09:07 am

Former chief of Android Vic Gundotra praised Apple for its camera on the iPhone 7 Plus, and panned the Android ecosystem for a slow march in photography technology because of how innovations need to propagate across the entire codebase.

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Apple HomePod firmware reveals 'iPhone 8' bezel-less design, facial recognition

07/31/2017, 12:07 am

Sometimes the best source of Apple leaks is Apple itself, as revealed by the company's HomePod firmware, which apparently includes a rough sketch of the front face of the "iPhone 8," as well as references to its anticipated facial recognition unlock feature.

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