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Apple Pay launches in Australia with limited card & retailer support

11/18/2015, 03:11 pm

On Thursday local time Apple launched Apple Pay in Australia, relying on the same American Express partnership it used to introduce the platform to Canada earlier in the week.


Sprint rolls out LTE Plus network with peak speeds topping 100Mbps

11/18/2015, 03:11 pm

Sprint on Wednesday activated a new, faster 4G network under the "LTE Plus" moniker, in some cases doubling peak connection speeds to 100 megabits per second or faster.


Microsoft revamps Bing iPhone app with new interface, offline caching & more

11/18/2015, 01:11 pm

Microsoft on Wednesday released a redesigned Bing iPhone app, with things like a streamlined homepage, app hooks, and even limited offline support.


iPhone 6s launch propels Apple to further gains in global smartphone market, Gartner says

11/18/2015, 12:11 pm

Apple's share of the global smartphone market rose 0.6 points year-over-year to 13.1 percent in the September quarter, although Google's Android cemented its lead as the world's dominant mobile platform, Gartner said in research data released on Wednesday.


Apple Pay coming to Domino's by year's end, Cinnabon in 2016

11/17/2015, 06:11 pm

Apple on Tuesday confirmed company-owned Domino's pizza outlets will be accepting Apple Pay by the end of 2015, while Cinnabon plans to integrate the mobile payments solution in its stores in 2016.


The pen is mightier: Samsung modifies Galaxy Note 5 packaging to warn about stuck stylus

11/17/2015, 03:11 pm

Rather than fix a flaw that can permanently damage its latest flagship phablet, Samsung has instead opted to revise the packaging for the Galaxy Note 5, warning users not to insert the device's S Pen back into the handset in the wrong direction.


Apple's annual iPhone release cycle supercharges switchers' leaps from Android, Windows Phone

11/17/2015, 01:11 pm

A report examining smartphone brand loyalty found that buyers of higher end devices tend to prefer sticking to what they have, but that Apple has been very successful in inciting switchers to jump to iOS during its iPhone upgrade cycles.


MetroPCS unveils Music Unlimited, lifts data caps on streaming services including Apple Music

11/17/2015, 12:11 pm

MetroPCS will on Thursday launch Music Unlimited, a perk which jettisons the prepaid carrier's regular data caps when listening to streaming music services such as Apple Music.


US Apple Pay gains support for 95 new issuers, including H&R Block

11/17/2015, 12:11 pm

Beyond bringing the service to Canada and more U.K. banks, Apple on Tuesday added 95 more Apple Pay issuers in the U.S., putting the total over 750.


Apple Pay goes live in Canada, adds two UK banks, coming to Australia on Thursday

11/17/2015, 09:11 am

On Tuesday Apple officially launched Apple Pay in Canada, simultaneously announcing two more supporting banks in the U.K., and a Thursday debut for the service in Australia.


Rumor: Apple's upgraded 4-inch iPhone will be powered by A8 CPU, not A9

11/17/2015, 08:11 am

Apple has an improved 4-inch iPhone 5s model ready to go at any time, a new rumor claims, featuring many of the same components found in the 2015 iPod touch upgrade, including the A8 processor that powers the iPhone 6 series, rather than the latest A9 CPU.


Apple nixes iOS version of popular brightness management tool f.lux

11/16/2015, 05:11 pm

Apple has shut down the iOS version of f.lux, reportedly arguing that the brightness management app violated terms of the Developer Program agreement.


Apple now inhaling 94 percent of global smartphone profits, selling just 14.5 percent of total volumes

11/16/2015, 04:11 pm

Apple's share of total smartphone industry profits grew to 94 percent during the September quarter, up from 85 percent one year ago.


Waze, WhatsApp & Fantastical 2 join iPhone apps updated with 3D Touch

11/16/2015, 04:11 pm

A number of popular iOS apps on Monday added support for 3D Touch on the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, including the GPS app Waze, WhatsApp Messenger, and calendar app Fantastical 2.


iPhone 6s owners report losing messages, recent calls when restoring from iCloud

11/16/2015, 01:11 pm

Some people picking up a replacement iPhone 6s are finding that their Messages and Recent Calls data is missing after restoring from iCloud, according to numerous complaints.


Apple predicted to launch A9-powered 4-inch iPhone in mid-2016

11/16/2015, 12:11 pm

Yet another report claims that Apple is planning to refresh its 4-inch iPhone model with revamped hardware next year, and with an earlier than usual timeframe.


Foxconn profits rise 11% following Apple's record setting iPhone 6s launch

11/16/2015, 10:11 am

Apple supplier Foxconn reported better-than-expected third-quarter earnings on Monday, thanks in part to the debut of the new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, which have continued to grow sales amid slowdown in the smartphone market.


Canadian Apple Pay launch set for Nov. 17, credit card representatives say

11/16/2015, 09:11 am

Apple Pay's Canadian launch is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 17, according to customer service representatives with American Express.


Samsung again claims 'leadership by following' with Exynos 8, its new Apple A9 rival

11/12/2015, 04:11 pm

Samsung Electronics has unveiled its new Exynos 8 Octa chip, combining its first custom 64-bit ARMv8 CPU core with the company's proprietary mobile baseband in the same package. But while claiming leadership, the new chip trails Apple in performance.


Hands-on: Inboard M1 skateboard is fast, fun & compatible with iPhone & Apple Watch

11/12/2015, 01:11 pm

With a unique design that places its motors inside the rear wheels, plus connectivity with the iPhone and Apple Watch, the forthcoming Inboard M1 electric skateboard promises to be a ride unlike any other. AppleInsider has tested the company's latest prototype ahead of an early 2016 launch.