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LG aims at ramping up curved OLED production amid rumors of iPhone plans

01/19/2016, 10:01 am

LG Display is reportedly planning to increase its manufacturing capacity for curved OLED displays, in a move that may back rumors the company will help Apple produce its first OLED-equipped iPhone.

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Apple's CarPlay wins Autoblog 2016 Technology of the Year award

01/18/2016, 03:01 pm

Apple's CarPlay was awarded the "best individual technology feature in a vehicle" by Autoblog at Detroit's North American International Auto Show.

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Apple hikes App Store prices in Canada, Russia, New Zealand & several other countries

01/18/2016, 03:01 pm

Reacting to fluctating currencies, Apple on Monday told developers that it will be hiking App Store prices in several countries within the next three days.

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iOS code shows Apple experimenting with ultra fast, light-based Li-Fi wireless data for future iPhones

01/18/2016, 11:01 am

Recent versions of iOS have been found to contain references to Li-Fi, an experimental high-speed wireless networking protocol that uses pulses of light to transmit data and is being marketed as a long-term replacement for Wi-Fi.

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Facebook's WhatsApp Messenger drops annual fees to keep growing userbase

01/18/2016, 11:01 am

WhatsApp, the popular messaging service owned by Facebook, is dropping its 99-cent annual charge in order to continue growing, CEO Jan Koum said on Monday.

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Microsoft to bring Windows Phone keyboard, Word Flow, to iOS

01/18/2016, 10:01 am

Microsoft is reportedly working on bringing the Windows Phone keyboard -- known as Word Flow -- to iOS devices, marking the arrival of yet another feature previously exclusive to Microsoft platforms.

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After abandoning iAd revenue, Apple Inc can reintroduce an ad-free internet

01/18/2016, 01:01 am

Apple's five year effort to radically enhance iOS app advertising with its own ad sales has now been scuttled. That opens the door for an even more radical rethinking of how to monetize apps and Internet services, one that is clearly differentiated from the incessant adware associated with Android, Windows and the open web.

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Apple promises fix for iPhone 6s, 6s Plus not displaying accurate battery data

01/16/2016, 08:01 pm

In a new support document, Apple has acknowledged a problem in which an iPhone 6s or 6s Plus may not show the right battery percentage as power drains.

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Samsung working to copy iPhone 6s Live Photos feature for next Galaxy S7

01/15/2016, 05:01 pm

Samsung hopes to maintain its "lead by following" style of innovation for this year's Galaxy S7 launch by copying the Live Photos feature Apple developed for iPhone 6s, but the planned feature may not be done in time for the flagship's launch.

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Hyundai adds Apple CarPlay support to 2017 Elantra, rolling out in January

01/15/2016, 01:01 pm

Hyundai on Friday announced that its latest sedan, the 2017 Elantra, will launch later this month with support for both Apple CarPlay and Google's Android Auto.

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CLSA reports strong, resilient demand for iPhones in China at the expense of Huawei, Samsung

01/14/2016, 05:01 pm

Hong Kong broker CLSA reports a continued "loyal following" for Apple in China, noting that half of smartphone buyers intend to buy from Apple, compared to slipping interest figures for Huawei, Samsung and Xiaomi.

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Samsung to invest up to $7.47B in developing flexible OLEDs for future iPhones, report claims

01/14/2016, 10:01 am

Samsung Display is reportedly planning to spend up to $7.47 billion on expanding manufacturing capacity with the long-term goal of producing flexible OLED panels for future iPhones.

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New York state considers bill mandating backdoors in smartphone encryption

01/13/2016, 05:01 pm

A bill up for consideration by the New York state assembly would force Apple and other smartphone makers to ensure their products can be decrypted for the sake of law enforcement.

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Antutu: iPhone 6s performance thrashes high-spec Androids Huawei Mate 8, Samsung Note 5 & Nexus 6p

01/13/2016, 02:01 pm

Performance benchmark vendor Antutu presented iPhone 6s as the best performing smartphone of the year, despite being compared against high end Androids with more RAM and faster CPU clocks driving four times as many cores.

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Pharrell in legal trouble over Beats 1 show OTHERtone

01/13/2016, 09:01 am

A long-running legal battle between music producer Pharrell and a group of former business associates has recently expanded to include OTHERtone, a show the artist hosts on Apple's Beats 1 streaming network.

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China reports record sales and 33% growth in non-Android smartphones, casts doubt on 'peak iPhone'

01/12/2016, 07:01 pm

China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has released data showing a significant drop in Android's share of smartphone sales in the December quarter, leaving a 33 percent gain for non-Android smartphones, a segment dominated by Apple's iPhone.

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Skype to bring free group calling to iPhones, iPads, other mobile devices

01/12/2016, 05:01 pm

Skype users will soon be able to make free group video calls from mobile devices like iPhones, iPods, and iPads, just as they can on Macs, PCs, and Xboxes, the Microsoft-owned company announced on Tuesday.

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China's iPhone-clone Xiaomi defending its valuation after missing sales targets

01/12/2016, 11:01 am

Xiaomi--a Chinese startup that aimed to push out high volumes of low cost smartphones and then make money on ecosystem-related services--has missed its volume goal for 2015 while substantial revenues from services remain a "figment," casting doubts upon its $46 billion valuation.

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Twitter brings Periscope video streams into iOS users' timelines

01/12/2016, 11:01 am

People using the Twitter iOS app can now see Periscope video feeds embedded in tweets, instead of having to switch to the separate Periscope app, Twitter announced on Tuesday.

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Apple to help build AU Optronics into AMOLED supplier for future iPhones, rumors claim

01/12/2016, 09:01 am

Apple is planning to invest in Taiwan's AU Optronics and build the firm into an AMOLED screen supplier for future iPhones, reports said on Tuesday.

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