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Apple, Samsung, Facebook, Amazon & the case of the 'very bad' Q2

05/01/2016, 02:05 pm

Apple's fiscal Q2 earnings were the company's "worst ever" of the last decade in terms of year-over-year growth, but not in terms of actual commercial activity during the first three months of 2016. Take a closer look at Apple and three other firms: Samsung, Facebook and Amazon.

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Software update upgrades select 2013-2015 Fiat Chrysler vehicles with Siri Eyes Free

04/29/2016, 01:04 pm

Fiat Chrysler on Friday issued a free software update to owners of some 2013-, 2014-, and 2015-model vehicles, giving them access to Apple's Siri Eyes Free, which enables voice commands to an iPhone by tapping a button on the steering wheel.

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Vudu and Telegram iOS apps update with new 3D Touch options, more

04/28/2016, 04:04 pm

Walmart on Thursday updated its Vudu iOS app with support for 3D Touch and iOS 9's Picture-in-Picture mode, while messaging service Telegram expanded its use of 3D Touch across the board.

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Porsche to bring Apple's CarPlay to 718 Cayman series

04/28/2016, 03:04 pm

Sportscar maker Porsche has announced support for Apple's CarPlay in the 718 Cayman and 718 Cayman S, which are now on sale, but only shipping to dealers in late November.

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Philips releases Hue 'Gen 2' app with Routines, Rooms & other improvements

04/28/2016, 02:04 am

Philips on Thursday released a "Gen 2" Hue app for iOS, updating the tool for its HomeKit-enabled smartbulbs with new features like Routines, and extra options for controlling rooms and scenes.

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Samsung reports Q1 mobile profits just 24% of Apple's

04/27/2016, 09:04 pm

Samsung Electronics reported Q1 operating profits of 6.68 trillion won ($5.81 billion), while its Mobile division reported 3.89 trillion won ($3.38 billion) in profits, both a fraction of the "disappointing" $13.987 billion in operating profits Apple reported for the same quarter.

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Google updates Maps for iOS with Travel Times widget, Philips teases new Hue control app

04/27/2016, 04:04 pm

Google has updated the iOS version of Google Maps with several new features, including a new Notification Center widget for commuters, while Philips is hinting at an imminent update of its official control app for Hue smartbulbs.

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FBI says San Bernardino iPhone hack won't be submitted to review group for possible disclosure

04/27/2016, 02:04 pm

The FBI will not be submitting the exploit used to hack into the iPhone of San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook to a review process that could clear it for sharing with outside parties, a report said on Wednesday.

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iPhone's global marketshare falls to 15.3% in March quarter amid tough Chinese competition

04/27/2016, 01:04 pm

During the March quarter Apple's iPhone remained firmly in second place in global smartphone marketshare, but saw a significant drop year-over-year to 15.3 percent, ceding some ground to up-and-coming Chinese vendors.

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Rumored 'iPhone 7 Plus' schematic shows dual-lens camera & Smart Connector, lacks headphone jack

04/27/2016, 01:04 pm

The rumored design of Apple's next-generation iPhone appears to be taking shape thanks to continued leaks out of the Far East, which are now consistently showing a new design with a larger, still protruding camera lens, a Smart Connector port, and the absence of a 3.5-millimeter headphone jack.

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TSMC sales to Apple rose nearly $2 billion in 2015 as chip battle with Samsung continues

04/27/2016, 11:04 am

TSMC picked up an extra $1.99 billion in Apple sales during 2015, buoying the chipmaker's entire growth for that year, and further cutting rival chipmaker Samsung out of the iPhone maker's supply chain.

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Intel pushes USB-C as headphone jack's successor

04/27/2016, 10:04 am

The technology world has a seething hatred of the traditional 3.5-millimeter headphone jack -- or so it seems, given that chip giant Intel is the latest company to propose replacing the aging plug with a digital alternative.

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Nintendo's 'Fire Emblem' & 'Animal Crossing' franchises coming to phones, tablets

04/27/2016, 09:04 am

Two of Nintendo's most popular game series, Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing, will join the ranks of its first apps for smartphones and tablets, the console maker said on Wednesday.

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Apple faces constrained iPhone SE supply on surprise demand

04/26/2016, 05:04 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook during Tuesday's quarterly conference call said supply of its latest iPhone SE model is constrained due to surprisingly high demand from users who want the latest technology in a small package.

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FBI still deciding whether to allow review of San Bernardino iPhone exploit

04/26/2016, 03:04 pm

The FBI has yet to decide whether an exploit used to crack the iPhone of San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook will even be reviewed for possible disclosure, agency director James Comey said on Tuesday.

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What Smart Connector charging could mean for the 'iPhone 7' and beyond

04/26/2016, 10:04 am

Now that we know Apple will let its Smart Connector do more than just clip on a keyboard, rumors that it will make its way from the iPad Pro lineup to the iPhone make much more sense. AppleInsider takes a look at the changes that might bring.

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iPhones sold in India will require panic button starting in 2017

04/26/2016, 09:04 am

As of January 1, 2017, all phones in India -- including iPhones -- will have to have some form of panic button to improve the security of women in the country, according to a new government order.

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Apple expands iPhone Upgrade Program to include online purchases

04/25/2016, 07:04 pm

As of Monday, customers looking to purchase a new iPhone 6s or 6s Plus through Apple's website can take advantage of the company's iPhone Upgrade Program, an interest-free, two-year payment plan that lets buyers trade up to a new handset each year.

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Facebook allegedly developing camera-based app to spur userbase into more content uploads

04/25/2016, 03:04 pm

Facebook is quietly developing an independent camera app, hoping to kick people out of the passive approach to using the social network many people have fallen into, a report said on Monday.

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Apple spotlights iPhone 6s 4K camera, Touch ID in pair of quirky new TV ads

04/25/2016, 02:04 pm

Apple on Monday launched two new television ads to promote the iPhone 6s, and courted the star power of actor Neil Patrick Harris to showcase the moviemaking capabilities of the iPhone 6s and its 4K-resolution video camera.

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