Posts tagged with: Apple

Founded in 1976 by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, Apple is the most valuable tech company in the World. Apple started as a computer company but today it has become one of the largest smartphone producing companies in the world. Other than iPhone, Apple is well known for its products such as iPods, iPad, iTunes, and Macs. The company's latest smartphone was iPhone 4, that is widely praised for its hardware as well as software. Apple's portable devices are powered by iOS mobile operating system. Read our Apple coverage for the latest iPhone news, reviews and videos:

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    Remember that hilarious but cruel online prank about iOS 7 software updates making iPhones waterproof? It’s a little sad to look back at it now, as Apple remains somewhat behind rival companies like Samsung, Sony or even Motorola when it comes to actual hardware-improving steps in the general direction of outdoor friendliness. Rumors of the looming iPhone 7 switching from a protrusive physical home button to a capacitive, touch-sensitive one sitting flush with the rest of the chassis have unfortunately died down, and it seems water protection is another big upgrade pushed back to 2017. ...

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    The AppleCare+ warranty extension program looks pretty sweet and straightforward at first glance. For an iPhone 6s or 6s Plus, it covers two accidental damage incidents up to two years from your original purchase date, and it only costs $130 upfront, as well as $100 for each major repair. Repair isn’t exactly the right word, since Cupertino will replace your broken 6s or 6s Plus with a brand-new unit under the terms of this agreement. Or any other iDevice, for that reason, with varying fees. Meanwhile, standard AppleCare warranties merely have your backs for 12 months, and offer no ...

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    BlackBerry CEO John Chen took the time at his company's Security Summit this week to once again rip Apple, "the other fruit company" to shreds for defending its encryption against the FBI regarding an iPhone used by a suspect in a mass shooting. "I found that disturbing as a citizen. I think BlackBerry, like any company, should have a basic civil responsibility," Chen said. "If the world is in danger, we should be able to help out." Apple refused to assist the Department of Justice in unlocking Syed Farook's iPhone 5c. He and his wife were the alleged perpetrators of an attack on a San ...

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    While financial analysts are looking forward to cashing in on an iPhone 7 for the masses, there has been a contingent that's been looking at an underwhelming year for Apple if we're to trust the looks and other changes that have made their way across tech circles. Add this piece to the hedge pile. Quartz commissioned a survey through SurveyMonkey Audience. It asked 525 iPhone owners a series of questions about whether or not they'll upgrade to the iPhone 7 based on if a major design change takes place. All told, 63.2 percent of respondents said they'd be at least "somewhat interested" in ...

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    When it comes to updates, it's developer betas yesterday, public betas today. If you're on the public beta for iOS 10 or macOS Sierra 10.12, check for a software update. If you're not on it, head to our source link to get on it. The first public beta of iOS 10 and macOS Sierra came just under two weeks ago, so you probably won't be able to get the full blast of what's going on with the third developer beta of the platforms. At least you'll probably get to Rest Finger to Unlock. Source: Apple Via: 9to5Mac (1, 2)

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    While it debuted in France with one bank supporting it and, thus, little fanfare, Apple Pay came out with a bang in Hong Kong today. It has American Express and five banks on-board with one other and an affiliate payment service to come. They are: Bank of China (Hong Kong) DBS Hang Seng Bank HSBC Standard Chartered BEA (Coming Soon) Tap & Go [A service of Hong Kong Telecom] (Coming Soon) Visa, MasterCard and AMEX cards can be put in and used at forty retailers and ten apps. Hong Kong has a fractured atmosphere of mobile payment systems with carriers implementing their own ...

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    So, who do we have to talk to and bribe to get one of these mockups over here? It feels like everyone should be on a mission to China to buy off what's been described as iPhone 7 shell duplicates "from the manufacturer". And then everyone shows those dupes on video for the world to pick up. This time around, we have Chinese audio brand BeSound — which makes a Bluetooth speaker literally titled "Football" as in American football — showing up with a gal named Mook and an iPhone 7 shell right next to an iPhone 6s. The video's much clearer than that previous and prolonged Miaopai leak we ...

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    Yesterday was the first time all three gossiped iPhone 7 variants were photographed side by side in half-decent quality, yet we still couldn’t shake the feeling at least one dummy unit wasn’t what a conveniently placed name tag suggested. Not only does the purported iPhone 7 “Pro” look too similar to the Plus model, but it also makes little sense of Apple to expand the family this year, when a second consecutive incremental upgrade is likely in the works. Of course, we wouldn’t rule out the plus-sized version borrowing the single rear camera of the 4.7-incher, with the Pro then ...

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    While certainly annoying and time-consuming, the occasional app freeze, lag or system crash is unlikely to impact an average mobile user’s life in a truly meaningful way. On the literal battlefield, however, a split second is often the difference between life and death, so clearly, the US Army Special Operations Command can’t afford to cut corners when it comes to intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance equipment. Oddly enough, unconfirmed reports suggest The Department of Defense has been living with sub-par, problematic Android Tactical Assault kits recently, known to require ...

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    While convincing smartphone, smartwatch and tablet users to embrace the future of contactless payment technology and online banking has gone pretty smoothly for Apple, Samsung and Google, getting major financial institutions around the world to support digital wallet services continues to be tricky. It’s obviously a sensitive matter of revenue dividing that’s holding back the rapid expansion of Apple Pay, Samsung Pay and Android Pay, with Cupertino for instance still unable to strike deals across France. But at least BPCE, aka Banque Populaire, has agreed to throw its weight behind the ...

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    Remember that Apple Music fiasco where songs from users' Macs were getting replaced with mismatched tracks from Apple's catalog? An iTunes bug might have been the main culprit of that, but the problem with the mismatching of songs still remained. That was iTunes Match's problem. But not anymore, according to The Loop's Jim Dalrymple. It seems that it has slowly rolled out audio fingerprint analysis for the past while, a much better indicator of telling what version of any given song the track holds. Is it live? Is it a cover? Is it the inferior 2005 remaster? The waveforms can tell it ...

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    They say that you can tell a lot about a person by looking straight into their face and finding the soul in the eyes. The same rule can't really apply to phones, but it seems that people will try and find meaning anyways. We find ourselves back on Chinese microblogging site Weibo and back in Guangzhou at the New Asia Electronic and Digital City, an electronics marketplace, for what other outlets are calling a "spy shot" of all three rumored iPhone 7 models. That includes the iPhone 7 Pro and the iPhone 7 Plus along with the little iPhone 7. But with this photo and the one above showing the ...

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    While you may have been under the impression Apple develops A-series system-on-chips for iPhone and iPad use in-house, these important smartphone and tablet components are actually outsourced to companies like TSMC or Samsung, with Cupertino merely in charge of their designs. From a certain perspective, it makes sense to commission different suppliers for the same part inside a single generation of an iDevice, but even after last year’s “Chipgate” was disputed by reputable organizations, iFans were left wishing all iPhone 7 units and beyond could be created equal. As luck would have ...

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    Miaopai, China's equivalent of Vine, doesn't just take six-second long videos. It takes 160-second long videos. Two minutes and 40 seconds. Enough time for an in-depth comparison between the iPhone 6s and what's supposedly the iPhone 7. Just don't get too excited, though. Weibo blogger Low Key KK says in the video that the metal casing he has is the correct design as received by the manufacturer, but it was handmade and not die-cast (read: not off of assembly lines), so we're not getting a real real look at an iPhone 7. But it seems close enough. Again, we see the big camera port, the ...

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    What happens in Florida doesn't stay there. In fact, what comes there usually wants to leave after more than a few days or even weeks. Talk about MetroPCS and its newly-founded iPhone sales as they began in Florida a couple weeks ago. Nowadays, you can get a prepaid Apple device outside of the Sunshine State at your local Metro store or at its website. If you do go the online route, there's a bit of a dance you'll have to deal with in terms of color availability. Here's a handy chart of what devices are available in their colors and storage amounts as of this post: [table] Device,Gold,Rose ...

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    We aren't too close to a walletless society yet as cash is still king in some territories — like diners right before 5am. But if we're going to need cash at some point in our daily lives, we just might be able to ditch the plastic and use our phones. FIS, a payment technologies company, and Payment Alliance International, the US's largest ATM provider and servicer, have come together to deliver a "Cardless Cash" solution to over 70,000 NYCE network machines across the nation. It comes at a time when more con artists than ever are attaching skimmers to ATM card slots and using near-field ...

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    Even with both iPhone 6s and SE sales reported as disappointing of late, and an iterative 7 variant right around the corner, we all know Apple has no plans to cut prices anytime soon. Most major US carriers and third-party retailers can’t do much about the extravagance of current-gen iOS devices either, though a few BOGO programs have included at least the iPhone SE in the past. But US Cellular, the nation’s fifth largest wireless service provider, hooks up iFans still favoring the 4-inch form factor with a dirt-cheap SE… on prepaid plans. That would be the catch, alongside USC’s ...

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    So, you're about to dive into an iPad Pro and its nearly 13-inch screen. But you're not really jazzed about Apple's tame Smart Keyboard cover. Sure, it's splash-proof and it's light, but the keys are pretty clacky and there aren't any function keys on it. Well, if you're willing to pay just 99 cents more to Razer, you could get one of its Mechanical Keyboard Case for the Apple iPad Pro. It's a hefty thing that houses a metallic kickstand for your tablet viewing preferences, a backlight behind a more robust keyboard and keycaps on top of — you guessed it — "Ultra-Low-Profile Mechanical ...

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    While it’s getting clearer and clearer 2017 will be the year of the next big iPhone upgrade, with OLED screen adoption and a build revision likely in the cards for the 7s or 8 model, we can’t help but expect this fall’s 7 generation to also shine somehow. No, a 15 percent battery capacity increase won’t do. And many are still conflicted about the headphone jack exclusion, antenna band redesign, not to mention the new rear camera protrusion on at least the 4.7-inch model. The 5.5-incher arguably has a few intriguing tricks up its sleeve, in a dual lens cam and Smart Connector, ...

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    It took less than a month for Facebook to integrate Apple's new interaction medium, 3D Touch, into its iOS app. It has taken Menlo Park ten months to do the same for its Messenger app. You can now give a hard tap to contact icons for a quick peek at their digits, screennames and addresses. You can also preview conversations, enlarged photos and moving videos, stickers, links and locations. It took Facebook some 34 whole-point revisions to its app in order to make 3D Touch happen. Just as a matter of curiosity. Download: App Store Via: The Verge

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    You want something to keep you fueled for the rest of the day? Maybe a decent battery case for the iPhone 6s, first off. Secondly, why not tackle a better battery for the iPhone 7? We might be pushing past 1,850mAh here, somewhere in the neighborhood of 2,000mAh this time around. Steve Hemmerstoffer of NowhereElse.fr and Twitter leaks account @OnLeaks has relayed a little piece of information you might appreciate. Pretty reliable (not 100% but almost...) source told me #iPhone7 battery = 1960mAh (#iPhone6s = 1715mAh) — OnLeaks (@OnLeaks) July 13, 2016 For what it's worth, at the ...

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    Just as Apple's latest earnings report is just a snapshot of how poorly the iPhone 6s is performing, consider Kantar Worldpanel's latest report on Cupertino's rivalry with Samsung another symptom of the problem. It has logged Samsung's mobile market share in the US at 37 percent for the three months ending in May. That's compared to Apple's 29 percent. Specifically regarding the latest flagship releases, the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge took 16 percent of the pie while the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus was at 14.6 percent. The crossover story remains the same: 14 percent of Apple customers came from ...

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    The latest Kantar Worldpanel ComTech numbers are in, and as always, both Google and Apple can see bright spots and negatives in the box-office feats of smartphones running the two most popular operating systems. But there are arguably more positives to notice in the March-to-May sales results of Android handsets, which not only dominated the charts from EU5 markets to the US and China, also reporting yearly growth essentially everywhere. Check that, it’s literally everywhere, the gains compared to the same three-month period of 2015 ranging from a measly 2.4 percent on Chinese shores ...

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    While yesterday felt like an early Black Friday of sorts, between Amazon and Microsoft’s 24-hour-limited deals and the introduction of sweet HTC and T-Mobile promos set to last a little longer, today is tech customer satisfaction-measuring day. After surprisingly hearing precocious digital wallet adopters are more content with Samsung Pay than market veteran Apple Pay, separate May-June surveys conducted by J.D. Power found Cupertino in the lead in the smartwatch landscape, and its Korea-based rival the recipient of the fitness band gold medal. The former was to be expected, given the ...

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    At first glance, it feels like we’re dealing with two unrelated pieces of news here today. On one hand, the Auriemma Consulting Group found Samsung Pay to “outscore Apple Pay on a number of metrics” in its latest Mobile Pay Tracker, based on the opinions and usage habits of 2,004 early US digital wallet adopters. On the other, Samsung just kicked off its umpteenth recent promotion, giving sweet $10 Amazon gift cards away to new and old users of the Galaxy-compatible mobile payment service conducting three transactions between July 15 and August 1. But you don’t have to be a rocket ...

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