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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    HTC and Apple have had their tangents every once in a while — well, mainly in design. Just in design. Really. But now, as Apple apps make the pilgrimage to Android, it seems that HTC will put out an olive branch to Apple's AirPlay standard with its new HTC 10. The Taiwanese OEM is an official licensee of Apple's proprietary AirPlay wireless media streaming protocol which means that an HTC 10 can blast audio content from or to Apple TVs, iPads and iPhones all the same — it can't do video content, though we're already a step ahead of every other phone that needs root access to hack ...

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    A hilarious iPhone 6s commercial starring the adorkable Cookie Monster might feel like a very tough act to follow for Apple’s marketing department, but Cupertino sure knows how to pander to cinema, TV and sports-loving audiences. The tech giant’s latest publicity stunt celebrates one of the greatest basketball players of all time, now just one NBA game away from retirement after winning five championships and four All-Star Game MVP titles. Ever wondered who could play Kobe Bryant in a Hollywood biopic? This new Apple TV ad has the answer, and it’s perfect for so many reasons. Only ...

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    Leonardo Fabbretti lost his adopted son, Dama, to bone cancer late last year. The grieving father wanted to see what was on his son's iPhone 6, but he wasn't able to access the contents of it. Even though Dama registered his dad's fingerprint for Touch ID, a restart occurred and required passcode entry — a passcode Fabbretti didn't know. After months of conversations with Apple support and a letter to Tim Cook, Fabbretti still had no recourse. Dama didn't use iCloud, so retrieving anything there was useless. However, after hearing media reports on the story, Israeli mobile forensics ...

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    When looking to buy a car, most people like to test drive a few to see which one fits their needs better. Similarly, you want to check out a house or two… dozen before making a bid. And many smartphone users will at least look up online reviews of models they’re interested in. But there are also folks so obsessed with being “early adopters”, they’ll pre-order a product as soon as it’s announced, knowing only what manufacturers want them to know. Worse yet, certain brands generate so much enthusiasm and devotion these days that their believers don’t even care about upgrades ...

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    Could an iPhone SE be the billionth iPhone that Apple will sell? Bookies can take your bets over there. In the meantime, RBC Capital Markets investor Amit Daryanani has put out a note that has found the light in Apple's rather played out store sell-out. Where you still see iPhone 5s sales — even though Apple has stopped those in the US — in combination with iPhone SE sales, Daryanani expects that 40 million four-inch iPhones will be sold globally. 15 million of those are forecast to be iPhone SEs that will generate revenue up to $6.8 billion for the company on gross margins of about 35 ...

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    Not our usual camera showdown, but the folks at Oppo describe the new F1 Plus as a "selfie expert" phone. While rear mounted cameras are usually higher quality, and are the preferred tools for most people when we discuss mobile content creations, we can't deny the selfie phenomenon. There's a distinct smartphone consumer who might never use that rear camera, but depends on a front camera to capture their important moments. The F1 Plus is a curious beast for us smartphone camera snobs. The rear camera is a fairly traditional 13MP shooter, but the front camera is a 16MP monster capable of ...

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    The conflicts that exist between tech companies and government forces over encryption and access to user data aren't going away anytime soon, and even as we sort through the aftermath of the FBI and DOJ's run-in with Apple over the San Bernardino iPhone, more and more news of similar showdowns in courtrooms across the nation are coming to light. Today we're learning of another recent case that may have not grabbed the same national attention as the San Bernardino one, but represents another occasion when Apple was ordered to extract user data from an iPhone, an another occasion on which ...

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    Apple's recent hardware event may have brought us a new iPhone, and a new tablet, but it came up a little bit lacking for wearable fans: we got new Apple Watch bands, sure, and a new low price for the entry-level model, but isn't it about time to see the launch of a second-gen Apple Watch? After all, it's been a year and a half since Apple first announced the smartwatch, and nearly a year since retain availability commenced – in the mobile market, that's an eternity. But so far while we've heard a few rumors of possible changes due for a next-gen Apple Watch, we've lacked a lot of ...

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    Fancy one of those extravagant Apple Watch Hermès models launched last October, but perhaps want to save the stylish straps for special occasions, and use something a little lower-key the rest of the time? Find the luxury non-Edition configurations too rich for your blood, at $1,100 and up? Then we have great news, as starting April 19, you’ll be able to put together your own personal Apple Watch Hermès at a much lower price. Granted, combining an entry-level Apple Watch Sport with one of the French designer’s fashionable standalone bands isn’t recommended if you care about the ...

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    June 2014 brought us that year's Apple WWDC gathering, introducing the world to iOS 8. Apple's significant update to its mobile platform might have grabbed headlines with all the new features it was delivering, but we also got news of plenty of changes behind the scenes, like the new Metal graphics system for driving next-gen games. Those included the debut of Swift, Apple's new programming language designed to complement Objective-C while addressing some of its shortcomings. In the time since, we've seen Swift support really take off with devs, and now it's reportedly caught Google's eye, ...

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    Update: Welcome to the weekend! The full podcast is streamable just below the YouTube video. We'll have the podcast on the iTunes and RSS feeds starting from 3pm on April 8. Enjoy! We finally have the full scoop on those dual Leica cameras found on the Huawei P9! We'll try to figure out if LG's build quality criticisms will sink the G5, and is the end near for the Blackberry brand? We've been hard at work covering news stories and producing the next generation of phone reviews. We recently started a new series of videos delving deeper into camera performance and comparing mid range phones, ...

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    There's a lot to like about Apple's latest iPhone, as the iPhone SE gives users a compact handset that pairs modern processing power with an accessible price tag. But the phone's debut hasn't been entirely without controversy, and there's a contingent of Apple fans out there who are something less than in love with the smartphone's look. Sure, going with an iPhone SE that mirrors the design of the iPhone 5s so strongly can be convenient if you've got old 5s accessories lying around, but shouldn't Apple's newest iPhone model look like the rest of the phones it's released over the past ...

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    When the government announced late last month that it no longer needed Apple's help to break into a locked iPhone 5c handset, we found ourselves left with more questions than answers. Would Apple face similar legal pressure in the future, the next time an encrypted device found itself tied to a terrorism investigation? Was there actually anything worth finding on the iPhone central to this case? And how exactly did the FBI ultimately crack its way in? It may be some time before we have all those answers, if we get them at all, but we know Apple itself has been especially curious about that ...

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    Even back when the Republican presidential candidate field was a little more crowded than it is today, and just as divergent on major social, economic and policy issues, Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, John Kasich, Marco Rubio and Ben Carson could all agree Apple made a huge mistake by opposing the FBI. In the Democratic camp however, the iPhone 5c decryption controversy saw both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders reluctant to take sides, as the two candidates seemed to understand this was far from a black and white situation. In the meantime, of course, the Department of Justice managed to build ...

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    Probably for the first time in over a decade, the world’s most profitable corporation is faced with actual challenges regarding its main sales catalyst. Although Apple exhibited unusual flexibility lately, following trends instead of trying to set them, with larger iPhones, larger iPads and even a cheaper iPhone, the growth potential is simply no longer there. But everything’s not as bleak on the horizon as some analysts seem to suggest, since we don’t know yet exactly what the iPhone 7 and Apple Watch 2 might bring to the table. 2016 is also a year of celebration for Cupertino, the ...

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    The iPhone SE has been a tricky phone to classify. After unboxing it, and reviewing it, many comments were shared debating what the SE really was. Is it an "entry level" device? Is it a "mini-flagship"? How should we draw the lines on the smartphone market map? We're sticking with "mid-range" for the iPhone SE, but that's not to say there isn't a lot of overlap between these various tiers. To see where the iPhone might belong, we're comparing it against two Android devices. These two phones are specifically built to be less expensive than the manufacturer's current flagship devices. The ...

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    I'll be honest, the song tries too hard to imitate K-pop by using tropes that would better fit different voices. I mean, give me either EXID or Perfume any given day, but don't fault the six-member act lyrical school for trying. Especially don't hate on the A Million Miles video production: it's a fantastic concept that doesn't necessarily "hack" or "take over" your phone so much as exploit all of iOS's features for your visual pleasure. The group's new song, "RUN and RUN," runs through a fast 3:48 inside an iPhone 6s and emulates every bit of the interface to deliver lyrics and dancing ...

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    Turns out that being too conservative with your forecasts can catch up to you as well. That goes for investors and that fruit seller we're talking about. Apple is seeing much of its iPhone SE stock cleared out. Online orders for many variants will deliver starting April 20 at the earliest — buyers will be lucky to get a select few models by April 12. Same-day pickups are unavailable from many Apple Stores. You might have better luck getting the 16GB option fast — yep, amazingly the more expensive 64GB version got the most attention. Shipping dates are also pretty far off in Hong ...

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    In case you can't tell, we're in sort of an Apple wrap-up mode right now, bringing you tidbits on stories from multiple sources that all add up to something that's hopefully a little more interesting than their constituent parts. We just told you the latest on what's going on with the FBI's interest in iPhone hacking, and now we're turning our attention to Apple's own efforts to fix some iOS bugs, as the company corrects some buggy Siri behavior and releases its very latest iOS beat for developers. Siri's voice control can be a great way to easily access disparate parts of Apple's ...

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    Late last month, the saga of the FBI and its locked iPhone 5c reached what seemed like an uneventful end, as the government backed down from its demands that Apple help break its own product in an effort to discover what, if any useful information might be stored on a handset once owned by terrorists. After Apple's big legal showdown fizzled out, where are we left? In the time since the feds told Apple they wouldn't be needing its help after all, we've continued to follow this story and its possible repercussions. This week we get a couple new updates, including word about our chances of ...

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    Smartphones give their users tons of control over what they can do with them, letting them outfit their handsets with the apps of their choice. At least, that's true for software we install ourselves, but what about the native apps that arrive with our phones? Those can include some incredibly useful titles, but all too often there are more than a few we could do without. If we could simply remove the unwanted apps, that would be one thing, but restrictions have a nasty habit of preventing us from doing so. That's the case with iOS and its system apps right now, but last summer Tim Cook ...

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    Even though the global smartphone market has arguably reached a saturation point after many years of constant, spectacular growth, and tablets are slowly heading towards oblivion, Apple remains too stubborn to enforce discounts on iDevices that no longer sell like hotcakes. Thankfully, third-party retailers seem to have promptly realized the just-released 9.7-inch iPad Pro threatens the mainstream popularity of its 12.9-inch sibling, putting the jumbo-sized model on sale already. Amazon currently asks $715 and up instead of $800 for a 32GB configuration, as little as $840 for a 128 gig ...

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    What Apple might call "business as usual" may be too overbearing for French regulators to take sitting down. The General Directorate for Competition Policy, Consumer Affairs and Fraud Control has requested that Apple repay several national carriers to the sum of €40.5 million with an additional €8 million in fines. This as the agency points out some troubling clauses in carriage contracts for the iPhones. Apple commanded minimum orders and was able to use carriers' patents and branding at-will. Meanwhile, carriers were stuck paying for in-store and external advertising and part of any ...

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    Smartphone security is all about balance, finding ways to deliver the functionality and convenience we desire while taking reasonable steps to keep our data secure: go too nuts with the security precautions and the phone becomes a pain to use (or maybe worse, only performs the most basic operations), but dial things back too far and you've got a wide-open phone that's not doing enough to keep private information private. Apple's long struggled with how to deliver the convenience of Siri voice control while still enforcing device security, and over the years we've seen no shortage of ...

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    While early US adopters of mobile payment services can currently try out a smorgasbord of digital wallet apps, developed by Apple, Samsung, Google and even Walmart, at millions of retail locations nationwide, things are a lot more complicated and limited on British shores. Although Apple Pay launched in the UK just nine months after debuting stateside, and it’s been a full nine months since, both Samsung Pay and Android Pay seem to be putting off their local introductions until they get enough financial institutions on board. Speaking of, not even Apple Pay enjoyed the approval of all ...

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