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BlackBerry to exit hardware business, stop making smartphones, as financial skid continues

09/28/2016, 10:09 am

After yet another unprofitable quarter, BlackBerry CEO John Chen has announced that the company will rely on partners for hardware, will no longer design smartphones internally, and will shift to a services-only model to insure the company's survival.

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Sao Paulo joins list of cities with Apple Maps transit directions

09/28/2016, 09:09 am

Apple has quietly added a second Brazilian city, Sao Paulo, to the list of places with public transit coverage in the native Maps apps for iOS and macOS.

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Supply chain report again notes dramatic increase in Apple iPhone 7 orders

09/28/2016, 09:09 am

Yet more supply chain reports are escaping China, with the most recent ones from touchscreen suppliers suggesting that Apple continues to increase component orders for the iPhone 7 family of devices far in excess of original quantities.

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Apple's iPhone 7 camera tops competition despite smaller sensor in DxOMark review

09/28/2016, 02:09 am

Imaging specialist DxO recently wrapped up its evaluation of Apple's iPhone 7, noting the new smartphone flagship raises an already high bar set by previous models thanks to Digital Cinema (DCI-P3) color gamut support, class-leading image stabilization, fast autofocus and other enhancements.

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Occipital brings room-scale VR to iPhone with $500 dev kit headset

09/28/2016, 01:09 am

Occipital on Tuesday launched a $500 VR development kit that uses the company's proprietary Structure Core 3D Sensor to turn smartphones -- including iPhone -- into VR headsets with true room-scale position tracking technology.

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Spotify debuts 'Daily Mix' to compete with Apple Music's 'For You'

09/27/2016, 04:09 pm

Spotify on Tuesday debuted a feature called the Daily Mix, offering tailored playlists apparently meant to challenge the "For You" content on Apple Music.

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Honeywell intros Lyric T5 thermostat ready for Apple's HomeKit

09/27/2016, 12:09 pm

Honeywell has announced the Lyric T5, a new Wi-Fi-connected smart thermostat with support for Apple's HomeKit platform.

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MLB At Bat adds video highlights in Notification Center, other iOS 10 enhancements

09/27/2016, 11:09 am

Major League Baseball has updated its At Bat app for iOS, adding several iOS 10-related features, particularly the ability to watch video highlights from notifications without opening the app itself.

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Inside the iPhone 7: Apple's Taptic Engine, explained

09/27/2016, 10:09 am

Apple has moved the Taptic Engine to its third device -- the iPhone 7. The new technology replaces the older linear actuator, and will ultimately bring a world of force feedback sensations to the user, as developers implement the technology in their own apps.

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New Galaxy Note 7 fire raises worries Samsung didn't fix battery problems

09/27/2016, 09:09 am

A Chinese man's Galaxy Note 7 reportedly exploded on Monday morning, potentially signalling that batteries in newer versions of the phone still pose a risk.

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Piper Jaffray downplays reports of bad iPhone 7 sales, sees similarities to iPhone 6 launch

09/26/2016, 09:09 am

Another analyst firm has chimed in on negative reports of Apple iPhone 7 first week sales, and instead views trends as similar to the record-breaking iPhone 6 launch of 2014.

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Pegatron CEO slams analysts, 'cautiously optimistic' about Apple iPhone 7 sales

09/26/2016, 08:09 am

The CEO of Apple's manufacturing partner Pegatron notes that the iPhone 7 is exceeding estimates on the strength of the phone alone, and does not believe that the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 recall is inflating sales numbers artificially.

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KGI: iPhone 7 won't sell as well as the iPhone 6s

09/25/2016, 08:09 pm

Contrary to remarks by carriers, one analyst firm is increasing how many iPhone 7 family devices that it thinks Apple will sell before the end of the year, but still expects fewer sales than the iPhone 6s garnered in 2015.

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Hermes Edition Apple Watch launches; iPhone 7, Apple Watch arrive in more countries

09/23/2016, 02:09 pm

On Friday, Apple started sales of the Hermes Apple Watch, brought the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus to 30 additional countries, and has commenced sales of the Apple Watch Series 1 and 2 to 20 more countries.

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Apple partners with Flipkart for online iPhone 7 sales in India

09/23/2016, 11:09 am

Apple has entered a direct partnership with Indian's biggest e-commerce storefront, Flipkart, in advance of the local iPhone 7 launch on Oct. 7, a report said on Friday.

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Recall of dangerous Samsung Galaxy Note 7 yields a half-million exchanges in US

09/23/2016, 11:09 am

Samsung has revealed that about half of the recalled Galaxy Note 7 phones sold in the U.S. have been exchanged for replacement units, as part of the company's voluntary recall on the phablets after reports of battery explosions and fires.

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Wide iPhone 7 availability expected at Apple retail by Oct. 8, international freight logjam to blame

09/23/2016, 10:09 am

Apple retail store managers have been informed that all models, colors, and configurations of the iPhone 7 will be available for walk-in customers on Oct. 8 after an international freight logjam holding up arrival of the devices by container ship was partially cleared up.

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Apple's iPhone 7 camera delivers nice slice of enhancements, but iPhone 7 Plus takes the cake

09/23/2016, 10:09 am

Apple's latest iPhone 7 and 7 Plus make significant strides in improving the quality and versatility of photos you can take, as well as in reproducing them in Wide Color. You can capture more detailed and nuanced pics in low light, you can confidently pull out your phone in wet environments, hand jitter is cinematically smoothed away and the new dual camera system on iPhone 7 Plus opens up entirely new ways to shoot.

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Japan considers antitrust action against Apple over iPhone carrier deals

09/23/2016, 09:09 am

The Japanese government is considering pursuing an antitrust case against Apple because of its local carrier deals, a report said on Friday, echoing similar complaints in other countries.

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Some users complain about poor phone call sound on Apple's iPhone 7 & 7 Plus

09/22/2016, 01:09 pm

Some people are experiencing unusually bad sound quality from the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus when taking phone calls, according to complaints received by AppleInsider and shared on Apple's support forums.

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