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Apple switches App Store pricing to local currencies in 9 countries

12/02/2016, 01:12 pm

In nine markets, Apple will soon move to using local currencies on the App Store, according to an official notice to developers.

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Apple issues iOS 10.2 beta 5 to public & developers

12/02/2016, 01:12 pm

Apple on Friday released a fifth beta of iOS 10.2 to developers and public beta participants, its second update of the test software in just four days.

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Apple blames iPhone 6s battery problems on air exposure during manufacturing

12/02/2016, 12:12 pm

Elaborating on an unfolding issue with iPhone 6s shutdowns, Apple on Friday linked the problem to gaffes during the manufacturing process.

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UL safety testing shows 95 percent of counterfeit iPhone chargers lack safeguards, are unsafe

12/02/2016, 10:12 am

A commissioned report of 400 fake Apple chargers bought from all over the world found that 99 percent of them were unsafe, and didn't have sufficient safeguards to protect users and plugged-in devices.

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Taiwan indicts Foxconn manager on stealing & selling 5,700 iPhones

12/02/2016, 10:12 am

An ex-senior manager with Foxconn, Apple's main assembly partner, was reportedly indicted in Taiwan on Friday for stealing and selling some 5,700 iPhones in China.

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Consortium forms out of worries Apple could monopolize AMOLED supply with future iPhones

12/02/2016, 09:12 am

Several major Chinese smartphone vendors are forming a consortium with a supplier to invest in AMOLED production in 2017, mainly out of worries that Apple will end up monopolizing panel supplies with upcoming iPhones, according to reports.

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iHeartRadio steps into on-demand streaming with latest app updates

12/01/2016, 03:12 pm

Adding more competition to an already tough marketplace, iHeartRadio on Thursday released iOS and Android app updates allowing listeners to stream music on-demand with a paid subscription, thanks to a partnership with Napster.

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New Apple tool lets iPhone 6s owners check for free battery swap eligibility

12/01/2016, 01:12 pm

People worried about whether their iPhone 6s qualifies for Apple's free battery replacement program can now check directly via the company's website.

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Apple scaling back iPhone 7 production as early demand fades - report

12/01/2016, 10:12 am

Apple is cutting down on iPhone 7 orders from suppliers as the initial wave of consumer demand subsides, a report claimed on Thursday.

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HSBC expands Apple Pay functionality to Singapore, offers incentive to users

12/01/2016, 09:12 am

Adding to a day of expansion, HSBC has announced that cardholders in Singapore can begin using the Apple Pay mobile payment service effective Thursday.

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Apple to use drones, indoor navigation data to improve Maps in 2017

12/01/2016, 08:12 am

Apple is preparing to use drones, indoor mapping, and better car navigation to improve its Maps apps for iOS and macOS, a report said on Thursday.

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Gooligan malware roots 1M Android phones in "largest Google account breach to date"

11/30/2016, 07:11 pm

A new strain of Android malware dubbed "Gooligan," thought to be "the largest Google account breach to date," is already in active circulation and three-fourths of the Android installed base is vulnerable. Once infected, devices give hackers access to the users' Gmail, Google Photos, Docs, Drive and other Google services accounts.

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Tim Cook tells iPhone 7 customer to expect AirPods in the 'next few weeks'

11/30/2016, 01:11 pm

Responding to a customer's email, Apple CEO Tim Cook noted that the long-awaited AirPods are "finalizing" and expected to ship in the "next few weeks," in time for the holiday season.

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Apple Pay to launch in Spain on Thursday with just one bank - report

11/30/2016, 10:11 am

Making good on an earlier promise, Apple will finally launch Apple Pay in Spain this Thursday, Dec. 1, a new report reveals.

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Netflix enables downloads of select content for offline viewing on iOS, Android

11/30/2016, 09:11 am

Netflix has deployed the ability to download select TV shows and movies from its catalog, with most of the initial offerings coming from the company's unique programming.

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Facebook launches Instant Games on Messenger for iOS, Android & Web

11/29/2016, 04:11 pm

Facebook on Tuesday launched Instant Games, a series of titles that can be played in the Messenger iOS and Android apps, or through the company's website.

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Supply chain data suggests Apple slightly cutting iPhone 7 orders, endangering growth forecasts

11/29/2016, 03:11 pm

A new supply chain report suggest that Apple may be reigning in build orders for iPhone 7 family of devices, potentially putting some year-over-year growth projections in danger.

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Second Samsung appeal bid on $119.6 million iPhone slide-to-unlock patent verdict denied

11/29/2016, 11:11 am

The U.S. Court of Appeals has denied Samsung's bid for a second re-hearing of the storied 2014 patent trial with apple, covering auto-correct, quick links, and slide-to-unlock, and is now on the hook for the $119.6 million ruling.

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All-new OLED 'iPhone 8,' glass-backed 4.7" model expected to drive Apple sales to 'unprecedented' highs

11/29/2016, 08:11 am

iPhone sales in the second half of 2017 could reach a massive 150 million units, as Apple suppliers are gearing up for a massive upgrade cycle set to outperform the iPhone 6 series, based on pent-up demand for new designs and new technology, like wireless charging.

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Apple killing it in India: grabs first place with 66% of premium phone sales

11/28/2016, 03:11 pm

Apple crushed Samsung in the emerging market for premium smartphones in India during October, taking a leading 66 percent share of sales. Samsung's second place accounted for 23 percent of sales from Galaxy S7 and similar phones, while Google--which has made the subcontinent a focus--took 10 percent of sales. Only 1 percent was attributed to other makers.

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