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Apple Pay's success has rivals scrambling to catch up, could make PayPal an acquisition target

01/30/2015, 09:01 am

The strong initial success of Apple Pay, combined with the news that eBay will spin off PayPal, has led to expectations that PayPal could be a major acquisition target for mobile companies vying for users' wallets.

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Apple Inc's thermonuclear assault on Samsung vaporizes Android's remaining profit pillar

01/29/2015, 07:01 pm

After years of failing to do much more than embarrass Samsung Electronics in legal battles over patent infringement, Apple has rapidly obliterated Samsung's mobile division profitability, rendering it as barrenly unprofitable as every other Android or Windows licensee with razor thin margins in the phone, PC and tablet market.

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More Android-to-iPhone switchers coming from international markets - report

01/29/2015, 09:01 am

Apple revealed this week that the launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus attracted more Android users than ever before. But new data suggests that the rate of Android switchers in the U.S. was steady last quarter, implying that international users are the ones who made the jump to iPhone in record numbers.

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Apple, Samsung now tied for the title of world's largest smartphone maker

01/28/2015, 11:01 pm

The 74.5 million iPhones sold over the last three months of 2014 didn't just help Apple report the highest quarterly profit of any publicly-traded company in history, they also propelled the Cupertino giant into a first-place tie with Samsung as the largest smartphone maker in the world.

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Samsung's mobile profits plunge 64.2% after Apple's iPhone 6 devastates premium Galaxy sales

01/28/2015, 10:01 pm

Samsung Electronics reported overall Q4 operating profits of 5.29 trillion won ($4.9 billion)--a 36 percent year-over-year drop--but its Mobile division suffered a 64.2 percent drop in profits, falling from $5 billion in the year ago quarter to $1.8 billion in the December quarter.

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Qualcomm lowers revenue forecasts as Apple squeezes its best customers

01/28/2015, 07:01 pm

Chipmaker Qualcomm on Wednesday revised its revenue forecast downward for 2015, lopping nearly $1 billion off of its high-end estimate and seemingly blaming the change in part on Apple's annexation of market share with the iPhone 6.

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Apple shipped one billionth iOS device in Q1, expects continued iPhone momentum

01/27/2015, 06:01 pm

During its quarterly conference call on Tuesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced the company had sold its one billionth iOS device in the December quarter, a device that will be kept at Cupertino for posterity.

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Apple Pay launches at 200K self-service stations, including parking, laundry & vending machines

01/27/2015, 04:01 pm

More than 200,000 self-service stations across America -- including vending machines, coffee brewers, parking pay stations, kiosks and laundry equipment --will gain compatibility with Apple Pay, thanks to support from USA Technologies Inc.

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Briefly: Apple TV gains 120 Sports channel, Twitter adds group messaging

01/27/2015, 02:01 pm

Apple on Thursday added yet another sports channel to the ever-expanding Apple TV content lineup, while Twitter updated its iOS app with a new feature that allows for direct messages to be sent to groups.

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Apple Inc's once slower Q2 now getting a boost from China's Lunar New Year holiday

01/27/2015, 02:01 pm

Over the last fifteen years, brisk sales of iPods and then iPhones once predictably surged in a winter quarter Christmas wave that then ebbed during the March quarter. Since 2011, however, China has emerged as a counterbalance with its own massive holiday season: Lunar New Year.

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Canalys says Apple sold more smartphones in China than any other brand over the holidays

01/27/2015, 12:01 pm

Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have propelled the company to the top of the smartphone sales charts in China, a report published Wednesday suggests, knocking off former top dog Samsung and besting every domestic Chinese firm in the fourth quarter of 2014.

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Apple develops sensor-laden glass to monitor, analyze device treatment

01/27/2015, 11:01 am

It could soon be more difficult to fool Genius Bar employees into servicing an iPhone or iPad under warranty after it has been carelessly dropped by the user, even without physical damage, as Apple has won a patent for embedding sensors into devices' cover glass to record strain on the part from twists and drops.

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Western Union now accepting Apple Pay for sending money transfers

01/27/2015, 09:01 am

Thousands of Western Union locations will begin accepting Apple Pay, the company announced on Tuesday, providing customers a way to transfer money and pay bills with their iPhone.

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Apple Pay makes the cut for PGA Tour in MasterCard partnership

01/26/2015, 03:01 pm

Starting this weekend at the Waste Management Open, Apple Pay contactless payments on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be available for select food and beverage concessions purchases at the PGA Tour.

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Fingerprint sensor for Google's Nexus 6 was nixed after Apple bought AuthenTec

01/26/2015, 11:01 am

Motorola did intend to include a Touch ID-like fingerprint sensor in its Android flagship Nexus 6 smartphone, the company's then-CEO has revealed, but canceled the plan following Apple's acquisition of would-be component supplier AuthenTec.

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Samsung reportedly nabs 75% of Apple's next-gen 'A9' SoC orders

01/26/2015, 04:01 am

Samsung has won a huge percentage of orders for the production of Apple's next-generation "A9" system-on-a-chip, variations of which are expected to power this year's iOS device lineup, according to a new report.

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I Bet My Life: Microsoft HoloLens perfectly targets its core competency

01/24/2015, 12:01 pm

Microsoft's ability to leverage the tech media's credulity is weakening, as is evident from the emerging skepticism of its ability to deliver upon its latest product demonstration: HoloLens.

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Review: Mobile Home puts Siri in the driver's seat

01/24/2015, 12:01 am

Apple's Siri is a great tool for safely automating iPhone tasks while driving, but under certain circumstances the virtual assistant can only be summoned by taking a hand off the wheel and pressing the home button. With CarPlay being anything but ubiquitous, Beanco Tech created a stopgap in Mobile Home.

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Apple captured half of U.S. mobile phone activations in Q4, demand still at record high

01/23/2015, 12:01 pm

Record sales of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus propelled Apple to a dominant position in the U.S. smartphone market over the holidays and demand continues to reach record highs, twin reports issued Friday indicate.

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How AMD and Nvidia lost the mobile GPU chip business to Apple -- with help from Samsung and Google

01/23/2015, 04:01 am

Between 2006 and 2013, AMD & Nvidia fumbled the ball in mobile chips, losing their positions as the world's leading GPU suppliers by failing to competitively address the vast mobile market, enabling Apple to incrementally develop what are now the most powerful mainstream Application Processor GPUs to ship in vast volumes. Here's how it happened, the lessons learned and how Apple could make it happen again.

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