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Topic: iPhone

Why Apple is unlikely to ditch Touch ID for facial recognition with 'iPhone 8'

03/15/2017, 01:03 am

Apple is rumored to integrate face-scanning cameras in its upcoming "iPhone 8" handset this fall, sparking speculation that facial recognition technology will replace the company's Touch ID authentication system. AppleInsider explains why such a move is unlikely, at least this year.

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New photo of Apple's iPhone repair and calibration machine surfaces online

03/14/2017, 08:03 pm

An image of the special machine Apple uses to conduct back-of-store iPhone repairs surfaced online on Tuesday, with the photo showing off a few more features than previous leaks including an up-close look at screen calibration controls.

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Google adds Safari-like 'Reading List' feature to Chrome for iOS

03/14/2017, 05:03 pm

Google on Tuesday updated its Chrome browser for iOS with the "Reading List," a feature mimicking an identically-named counterpart in Apple's Safari.

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Russia finds Apple guilty of ordering iPhone price fixing with local retailers

03/14/2017, 04:03 pm

Apple did indeed engage in price fixing by ordering 16 Russian retailers to lock in specific prices for iPhones, the country's Federal Antimonopoly Service ruled on Tuesday.

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New terminal could bring Apple Pay to more restaurant tables

03/14/2017, 02:03 pm

A new payments terminal, E la Carte's PrestoPrime EMV, could potentially bring Apple Pay to more restaurants, and let people pay for food and drinks without either a card or interacting with a waiter.

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Concept imagines Apple's 'iPhone 8' with Siri-based augmented reality

03/14/2017, 09:03 am

A new set of concept renders for Apple's "iPhone 8" -- sometimes known as the "iPhone X" or "iPhone Edition" -- envisions the device making use of augmented reality technology to let Siri and widgets connect with the outside world.

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Mazda says Apple CarPlay support coming soon, including retroactive upgrades

03/13/2017, 04:03 pm

Apple's CarPlay -- and Android Auto -- will be coming to Mazda vehicles sometime in the near future, the Japanese automaker revealed on Monday, taking it off the list of major holdouts in CarPlay support.

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Apple's new 'Sticker Fight' ad for iPhone 7 emphasizes iMessage feature

03/13/2017, 03:03 pm

The latest in Apple's advertising campaign for the iPhone 7 and iOS 10 brings Apple's "stickers" feature into the real world in a playful and colorful manner.

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Apple releases sixth betas of macOS 10.12.4, iOS 10.3 to developers [u]

03/13/2017, 01:03 pm

Apple on Monday made available a sixth beta releases of macOS 10.12.4 and iOS 10.3 to developers, marching ever closer to a public release. [Updated with info on public betas]

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Apple updates HomeKit accessories page with availability & new categories

03/13/2017, 11:03 am

Apple this week updated its webpage for supporting HomeKit accessories with changes like new categories, and rough indications of when some future devices will ship.

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Pandora guns for Spotify & Apple Music with new Premium on-demand service [u]

03/13/2017, 10:03 am

Pandora on Monday announced that its long-promised on-demand music service -- Pandora Premium -- is rolling out this week, challenging rivals like Apple and Spotify with a handful of unique features, mostly focused on personalization. [Updated with more launch info]

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Google launches Uptime collaborative YouTube viewing app exclusively for iOS

03/13/2017, 09:03 am

Google's "Area 120" incubator project has developed Uptime -- an iPhone app for watching YouTube videos collaboratively with other users of the app.

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Hands On: BusyCal's long development benefits feature set for Mac, iPhone

03/12/2017, 04:03 pm

If you're fine with Apple's free Calendar app, then BusyCal 3.1.5 is interesting just for its long history, but if you need more powerful features, the app is a strong contender for best-in-class.

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Analyst predicts weak demand for Samsung Galaxy S8, suggests focusing on Apple OLED 'iPhone 8'

03/11/2017, 02:03 pm

Noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has chimed in on the imminent Galaxy S8 release, and is predicting a significant drop in sales when compared to the Galaxy S7 to date because of a lack of selling points, and an attractive possible "iPhone 8" release.

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MCX sells one-time Apple Pay challenger CurrentC to JPMorgan Chase

03/10/2017, 11:03 pm

JPMorgan Chase on Friday said it has reached an agreement with the Merchant Customer Exchange to buy the consortium's financial technology assets -- the defunct CurrentC mobile payments platform -- as the bank works to build out its own Chase Pay solution.

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AT&T adds 3Mbps unlimited GoPhone tier as Verizon exempts FiOS video from cellular caps

03/10/2017, 03:03 pm

U.S. carrier AT&T on Friday debuted yet another unlimited phone plan, this time bringing the option to prepaid GoPhone customers for $60 per month -- albeit at low speeds. Verizon meanwhile fired its own salvo in the "unlimited" battle, exempting FiOS video from caps on its cellular plans.

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Microsoft revamps Cortana for iPhone in renewed bid to take on Apple's Siri

03/10/2017, 01:03 pm

Microsoft on Friday released a promised overhaul of its Cortana iPhone app, simplifying the way the AI assistant works on iOS and making it more practical as an alternative -- or complement -- to Apple's native Siri.

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Plex Cloud emerges from beta, turns cloud storage accounts into media servers

03/09/2017, 03:03 pm

Plex on Thursday announced the official launch of Plex Cloud, bringing the remote media access feature out of beta for people with a Plex Pass subscription.

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Why the 'iPhone 8' may see Apple finally adopt OLED

03/09/2017, 01:03 pm

Conflicting rumors peg the 2017 iPhone refresh to boast OLED screens in just the "iPhone 8," or the high-end model and in the "iPhone 7s," or in nothing at all. AppleInsider examines the technology, and discusses why -- or why not -- it may make an appearance later in the year.

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Facebook's latest Snapchat Stories clone, Messenger Day, rolls out worldwide

03/09/2017, 12:03 pm

Facebook on Thursday announced the global availability of Messenger Day, a feature within its Messenger app for Android and Apple's iPhone and iPad that appears to be directly based off Snapchat's Stories feature.

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