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Topic: iPhone

Context-aware AI seen as key component behind Apple's new CarPlay

03/03/2014, 01:03 pm

Apple's new vehicle infotainment system CarPlay will do much more than display iPhone maps and play music from a vehicle's dashboard, as one key feature will be an advanced, contextually aware artificial intelligence system aims to assist users while they drive.

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Volvo shows off Apple CarPlay integration set for 2014 vehicles

03/03/2014, 10:03 am

With the wraps officially taken off of CarPlay on Monday, Volvo has showcased how it will implement Apple's in-car infotainment system in its coming generation of vehicles, including the all-new XC90 SUV set to debut this year, and has also promised that Wi-Fi support for CarPlay integration is coming in the future.

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US survey shows Apple's iPhone 5s has 'staying power,' while 5c is losing ground

03/03/2014, 09:03 am

A new survey of prospective U.S. smartphone buyers has found that Apple's flagship iPhone 5s remains the most popular option for those making a purchase in the next few months, but the iPhone 5c is not expected to make waves.

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Oscars host Ellen DeGeneres poses for Samsung sponsored selfie, but tweets from her iPhone

03/03/2014, 03:03 am

Samsung's promotional efforts to pose celebrities at the Oscars next to its products took an embarrassing turn when the host of the event, Ellen DeGeneres, tweeted before, during and after the event from her iPhone.

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Review: Pebble Steel finally brings style to the smartwatch

03/02/2014, 07:03 pm

The smartwatch is quickly coming into its own as each successive device brings new levels of utility, but it would be a reach to call any of them stylish. Pebble's new Steel was made specifically with design in mind and just may be the first smartwatch we would consider wearing with a suit.

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Apple preparing software update to enhance functionality of iPhone 5s Touch ID

02/28/2014, 08:02 am

Apple is preparing to release a free software update designed to improve the fingerprint recognition experience of Touch ID, potentially fixing a "fade" issue that has been experienced by some iPhone 5s users, AppleInsider has learned.

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Apple details Touch ID and Secure Enclave tech in new security white paper

02/26/2014, 06:02 pm

An iOS security white paper published by Apple on Wednesday offers a deeper understanding of the company's Touch ID fingerprint sensing system and the so-called "Secure Enclave" found in the A7 SoC, both of which were introduced with the iPhone 5s.

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Apple, Inc. asks Arizona governor to veto state gay discrimination bill

02/25/2014, 03:02 am

Apple has joined American Airlines, Marriott hotels and other large firms in requesting Arizona Governor Jan Brewer to veto controversial bill SB1062 intended to legalize discrimination against gays and lesbians on religious grounds.

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ReSound's integrated 'Made for iPhone' LiNX hearing aid streams stereo audio over Bluetooth

02/25/2014, 12:02 am

Danish audiological firm GN ReSound on Monday released the LiNX, a "Made for iPhone" hearing aid that can connect to Apple's handset via Bluetooth for enhanced audio streaming, customization and even a "Find My Hearing Aid" function.

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Broadcom's new 5G Wi-Fi chip with 802.11ac, 2x2 MIMO could be tapped for future iPhone

02/24/2014, 06:02 pm

Broadcom on Monday took the wraps off a new 5G Wi-Fi system-on-a-chip for mobile devices that could bring 802.11ac support, 2x2 Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) and improved power efficiency to future Apple iPhones and iPads.

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Samsung announces Galaxy S5 with 5.1" display, fingerprint scanner & heart rate monitor

02/24/2014, 02:02 pm

Samsung's next-generation flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5, was officially announced by the company at the Mobile World Congress trade show on Monday, and the handset will compete head-to-head with Apple's iPhone 5s by sporting its own fingerprint sensor.

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Allergic reactions cause Fitbit to recall wrist-worn Force fitness tracker

02/21/2014, 02:02 pm

Apparent skin irritation issues have forced Fitbit to cease sales of its wrist-worn, iPhone-compatible Force, and also to recall units of the fitness tracker that are already on the market.

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iPhone launch propels China Mobile to biggest 3G subscriber increase ever

02/20/2014, 12:02 pm

China Mobile added more high-speed data customers in January than at any other point in its history, bringing on more than 14 million new 3G subscribers in the company's first month as one of Apple's official carrier partners.

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Apple's iPhone led 2013 US consumer smartphone sales with 45% share - NPD

02/20/2014, 09:02 am

With more than 120 million smartphones sold in the U.S. in 2013, Apple's iPhone accounted for nearly half of those, taking a 45 percent share in its home market last year, new data released by the NPD Group on Thursday reveals.

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Apple bought '3-year supply' of 4.5" sapphire displays, says Canonical CEO

02/20/2014, 12:02 am

In a conference call on Wednesday, the co-founder of Ubuntu developer Canononical made a comment about Apple scooping up the "entire three-year supply" of sapphire screens the company planned to use in a now-scrapped smartphone.

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Mobile payments: Square partners with Product (RED), Loop Fob lets you pay wirelessly

02/19/2014, 03:02 pm

Merchants using Square to receive payments can now help the fight against AIDS with the new SQUA(RED) reader, while Loop's promising new magnet-based payment system is now available for purchase.

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Rumor: Apple working on 4.7", 5.6" iPhones for release in Q3 2014

02/19/2014, 08:02 am

The latest sketchy report out of the Far East claims Apple is working on two jumbo-sized iPhone models this year, and even goes as far as to claim that executives at the company may not refer to a larger, more premium 5.6-inch model with the existing "iPhone" brand.

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Hands-on impressions with Pebble's high-end Steel smartwatch

02/19/2014, 12:02 am

Over one year after the original Pebble shipped, the eponymous smartwatch firm is out with a second version of its device that melds the same smartphone-connected platform with looks more fitting of a traditional timepiece.

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Apple takes 7% share of Chinese smartphone market in Q4 on strong iPhone 5s sales

02/18/2014, 10:02 pm

During the last quarter of 2013, Apple upped its share of the Chinese smartphone market to 7 percent on positive iPhone 5s demand, but still trails in fifth place behind vendors with cheaper offerings.

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Apple sold 1.6M iPhones in Russia during 2013 as big telecoms resumed sales, report says

02/18/2014, 05:02 pm

After persuading major Russian cellular providers to sign on as partner carriers, Apple's iPhone sales doubled in 2013 to some 1.57 million units.

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