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Apple sues Qualcomm in China over iPhone modem chip licensing terms

01/25/2017, 01:01 pm

Apple has expanded its legal actions against Qualcomm's broadband modem chip licensing tactics in China's Intellectual Property Courts, and is seeking 1 billion yuan ($145.3 million) in damages based on iPhone sales in China alone.

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Facebook tests native version of Instagram's Stories feature in iOS app

01/25/2017, 01:01 pm

Having scored early success with Instagram Stories -- copied from a similarly-named Snapchat feature -- Facebook is currently testing the same option in its core Facebook app for iOS, a spokesperson said on Wednesday.

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iOS 10.3 beta enables calls on iCloud-connected devices for Verizon customers

01/25/2017, 11:01 am

A small but significant addition for Verizon iPhone subscribers in the iOS 10.3 beta is the ability to make and answer calls from any iCloud-connected device, including Macs, iPads, iPods, and the Apple Watch.

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Apple iPhone screen manufacturer Japan Display to offer flexible LCDs starting in 2018

01/25/2017, 10:01 am

Presenting an alternative to the OLED screens devised by companies like Samsung, Apple supplier Japan Display on Wednesday announced plans to start making flexible LCDs in 2018.

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Apple meeting with India government 'constructive,' iPhone manufacture 'almost a done deal' [u]

01/25/2017, 09:01 am

Apple's meeting with Indian government officials on Wednesday -- aimed at setting up local iPhone manufacturing -- was a "constructive and open dialogue," the company claimed in a statement.

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Hands-on: iOS 10.3 beta's 'Find My AirPods' feature

01/24/2017, 07:01 pm

Apple in its latest iOS 10.3 beta release addresses the concerns of many new AirPods owners by incorporating a software feature that helps users locate misplaced earbuds through the Find My iPhone app. AppleInsider goes hands-on with the beta function.

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Final Android Wear 2.0 developer preview adds better iPhone support before expected Feb. launch

01/24/2017, 04:01 pm

For the last developer preview of Android Wear 2.0 before its release next month, Google has reintroduced support for iOS devices, allowing users to pair their wearable devices to an iPhone or iPad.

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Nokia looks to block US imports of Apple products in latest salvo over patents

01/24/2017, 03:01 pm

The U.S. International Trade Commission is looking into allegations that Apple is importing devices that infringe on Nokia patents, such as iPhones and iPads, a report said on Tuesday.

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Breathometer refunding iPhone blood alcohol tester owners in full

01/24/2017, 03:01 pm

Breathometer, producer of a breathalyzer accessory for the iPhone, has agreed to provide refunds to customers in a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission, after claims about the device's lack of accuracy were investigated by the regulatory group.

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New microchip could bring portable spectroscopy to iPhone, Apple Watch

01/24/2017, 02:01 pm

Si-Ware on Tuesday revealed an iPhone-compatible spectroscopy chip, the NeoSpectra Micro, which could potentially expand the uses of both mobile devices and wearables in areas like health, science, and nutrition.

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Apple allowing developers to respond to user reviews in App Stores with iOS 10.3, more improvements coming

01/24/2017, 02:01 pm

As part of feedback collected by Apple, when iOS 10.3 ships to customers the company is adding the ability for an app's developer to respond to complaints or praise, with the response available for all to see in the App Store -- and more improvements for developers are coming.

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Apple releases first iOS 10.3 with 'Find my AirPods,' tvOS 10.2, macOS 10.12.4 betas for developers

01/24/2017, 01:01 pm

One day after the last updates of iOS and macOS, Apple has released three new betas, bringing "Find my AirPods" and APFS to iOS, a new Night Shift mode to macOS, and fast scrolling to tvOS 10.2.

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'Right to Repair' bills in five states could force Apple to provide iPhone parts, support to independent repair shops

01/24/2017, 11:01 am

Five states have introduced bills that would give citizens the "Right to Repair" electronics, compelling Apple and other manufacturers to provide service manuals and easier access to spare parts to consumers and third-party repair shops.

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Better incarnation of Siri may appear alongside Apple's 2017 iPhones - report

01/24/2017, 10:01 am

Apple's 2017 iPhone models will likely ship with an enhanced version of Siri, reflecting growing competition in the AI assistant space, a report said on Tuesday.

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Apple latest to settle lawsuit with e-Watch over iPhone camera technology

01/23/2017, 03:01 pm

Apple has reached a settlement with a San Antonio, Tex.-based firm called e-Watch, which claimed that the company was violating two U.S. patents related to cellphone cameras.

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Google Voice modernized with cleaner appearance, picture messaging, 3D Touch on iPhone

01/23/2017, 02:01 pm

Google has relaunched Google Voice, refreshing the VoIP service with an updated web experience and modernized iOS and Android apps, among other new features, in the cross-platform calling service's first significant update in over five years.

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Apple releases finished iOS 10.2.1 update bringing minor fixes

01/23/2017, 01:01 pm

Wrapping up weeks of beta testing, Apple on Monday released the completed version of iOS 10.2.1, a minor update for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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How to use offline mode in Google Maps with your iPhone or iPad

01/23/2017, 01:01 pm

One of the continuing advantages of Google Maps over Apple's native iOS Maps app is better support for going offline -- something particularly important when going on vacation, traveling through rural areas, or otherwise passing through regions with weak internet access. Here's how to take advantage of those offline functions on your iPhone or iPad.

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Qualcomm financials under the gun if Apple postpones iPhone modem royalties

01/23/2017, 12:01 pm

Apple chip supplier Qualcomm could take a major financial hit if the former decides to withhold royalties until its $1 billion lawsuit is finished, an analyst noted on Monday.

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Ice fisher's iPhone 7 Plus survives 13-hour immersion after dunk in Russian river

01/23/2017, 11:01 am

An ice fishing accident has led to an unexpected demonstration of the iPhone 7's water resistance capabilities, after an iPhone 7 Plus was retrieved from the bottom of a frozen-over river, and found to be in perfect working order.

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