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Briefly: Apple TV gains 120 Sports channel, Twitter adds group messaging

01/27/2015, 02:01 pm

Apple on Thursday added yet another sports channel to the ever-expanding Apple TV content lineup, while Twitter updated its iOS app with a new feature that allows for direct messages to be sent to groups.

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Apple Inc's once slower Q2 now getting a boost from China's Lunar New Year holiday

01/27/2015, 02:01 pm

Over the last fifteen years, brisk sales of iPods and then iPhones once predictably surged in a winter quarter Christmas wave that then ebbed during the March quarter. Since 2011, however, China has emerged as a counterbalance with its own massive holiday season: Lunar New Year.

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Canalys says Apple sold more smartphones in China than any other brand over the holidays

01/27/2015, 12:01 pm

Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have propelled the company to the top of the smartphone sales charts in China, a report published Wednesday suggests, knocking off former top dog Samsung and besting every domestic Chinese firm in the fourth quarter of 2014.

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Apple develops sensor-laden glass to monitor, analyze device treatment

01/27/2015, 11:01 am

It could soon be more difficult to fool Genius Bar employees into servicing an iPhone or iPad under warranty after it has been carelessly dropped by the user, even without physical damage, as Apple has won a patent for embedding sensors into devices' cover glass to record strain on the part from twists and drops.

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Western Union now accepting Apple Pay for sending money transfers

01/27/2015, 09:01 am

Thousands of Western Union locations will begin accepting Apple Pay, the company announced on Tuesday, providing customers a way to transfer money and pay bills with their iPhone.

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Apple Pay makes the cut for PGA Tour in MasterCard partnership

01/26/2015, 03:01 pm

Starting this weekend at the Waste Management Open, Apple Pay contactless payments on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be available for select food and beverage concessions purchases at the PGA Tour.

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Fingerprint sensor for Google's Nexus 6 was nixed after Apple bought AuthenTec

01/26/2015, 11:01 am

Motorola did intend to include a Touch ID-like fingerprint sensor in its Android flagship Nexus 6 smartphone, the company's then-CEO has revealed, but canceled the plan following Apple's acquisition of would-be component supplier AuthenTec.

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Samsung reportedly nabs 75% of Apple's next-gen 'A9' SoC orders

01/26/2015, 04:01 am

Samsung has won a huge percentage of orders for the production of Apple's next-generation "A9" system-on-a-chip, variations of which are expected to power this year's iOS device lineup, according to a new report.

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I Bet My Life: Microsoft HoloLens perfectly targets its core competency

01/24/2015, 12:01 pm

Microsoft's ability to leverage the tech media's credulity is weakening, as is evident from the emerging skepticism of its ability to deliver upon its latest product demonstration: HoloLens.

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Review: Mobile Home puts Siri in the driver's seat

01/24/2015, 12:01 am

Apple's Siri is a great tool for safely automating iPhone tasks while driving, but under certain circumstances the virtual assistant can only be summoned by taking a hand off the wheel and pressing the home button. With CarPlay being anything but ubiquitous, Beanco Tech created a stopgap in Mobile Home.

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Apple captured half of U.S. mobile phone activations in Q4, demand still at record high

01/23/2015, 12:01 pm

Record sales of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus propelled Apple to a dominant position in the U.S. smartphone market over the holidays and demand continues to reach record highs, twin reports issued Friday indicate.

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How AMD and Nvidia lost the mobile GPU chip business to Apple -- with help from Samsung and Google

01/23/2015, 04:01 am

Between 2006 and 2013, AMD & Nvidia fumbled the ball in mobile chips, losing their positions as the world's leading GPU suppliers by failing to competitively address the vast mobile market, enabling Apple to incrementally develop what are now the most powerful mainstream Application Processor GPUs to ship in vast volumes. Here's how it happened, the lessons learned and how Apple could make it happen again.

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iPhone usage rates correlate to education and population density, study finds

01/22/2015, 07:01 pm

According to a new study published on Thursday, usage rates of Apple's iPhone in the U.S. are positively correlated to users' level of education and population density, with northeastern states seeing a relatively higher concentration of iPhone owners.

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Increased adoption of iPhone 6 Plus in U.S., China set to boost Apple Inc profit margins

01/21/2015, 11:01 am

Usage data from Apple's two largest markets is showing a significant increase in buyers' preference for the large display of iPhone 6 Plus as supply increases, indicating a richer profit mix destined to polish the company's earnings.

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NSA leaker Edward Snowden refuses to use Apple's iPhone over spying concerns - report

01/21/2015, 11:01 am

Infamous former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, responsible for leaking thousands of pages of classified intelligence documents from the secretive spy organization, reportedly believes that the iPhone contains "special software" that can be remotely activated by authorities for intelligence gathering purposes.

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Sales of Apple's iPhone surge in Asia as rival Samsung ebbs

01/20/2015, 11:01 pm

Fresh research published on Wednesday shows Apple's latest iPhone 6 and 6 Plus handsets led to significant gains in important Asian markets over November, including South Korea, where local tech giant Samsung saw product sales contract.

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How Intel lost the mobile chip business to Apple's Ax ARM Application Processors

01/19/2015, 03:01 pm

Between 2005 and 2014, Intel fumbled the ball in mobile chips, losing its position as the world's leading processor supplier by failing to competitively address the vast mobile market and enabling Apple to incrementally develop what are now the most powerful mainstream Application Processors to ship in vast volumes. Here's how it happened, the lessons learned and how Apple could make it happen again.

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Three men tunnel into Beijing warehouse, make off with $300,000 worth of iPhones

01/17/2015, 10:01 am

Police in Beijing have arrested three men accused of stealing 240 iPhone 6 units from a warehouse owned by a Chinese logistics firm after digging a 20-inch hole through the building's wall.

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Bank of America customers activate 1.1 million cards on Apple Pay

01/15/2015, 10:01 am

Apple Pay launch partner Bank of America on Thursday revealed that nearly 800,000 of its customers had signed up for Apple's nascent mobile payments initiative, bringing 1.1 million cards to the service in the last three months.

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Apple's 'iPhone 6s' again rumored to feature 'Force Touch', 2GB RAM

01/15/2015, 09:01 am

For the second time in as many days, a report from Asia claims that Apple plans to bring the "Force Touch" technology from the Apple Watch to the next-generation iPhone and double the forthcoming handset's built-in RAM to 2 gigabytes.

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