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    We've ran across a couple of interesting leaks regarding the iPhone 6 over the last couple of weeks. Some of these show us an iPhone 6 with the rear Apple logo cut out in order to allow the rumored NFC antenna to not be affected, and others point to this logo lighting up like we currently see on Apple's MacBook line-up. But what if both of these rumors were actually true, and even more important, what if that logo doesn't just light up for the fun of it? Some new trusted sources have now leaked some new photos that show us the iPhone 6 back assembly ready to allow for the logo to glow. The ...

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    It feels like complaints about in-app purchases have been rolling in ever since the feature arrived, as users found themselves (or family members with access to their devices) inadvertently racking up excessive bills. And over the years, we've seen the companies behind these app stores implement additional restrictions, protections, and notifications to try and mitigate user concerns. Still, regulatory agencies have been quite critical of what they see as inadequate steps to address the problem, and continue to go after app stores that they feel aren't doing their best to rein in unwanted ...

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    As popular as the iPhone is today, there is a big crowd of people that stay away from buying one because of its spec sheet. The iPhone doesn't need a big engine to run, and yet the fact that 20 megapixel cameras are now the mainstream, and the fact that battery life is slowly becoming less and less of an issue, and it's hard to buy an iPhone just because it can perform well with what it has. Apple has taken all these factors into consideration, and in additional to some significant changes in design, rumors point to what Apple will change in the spec sheet as well. Chinese sources are ...

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    Cellular networks the world over are constantly improving, delivering higher speeds and better coverage, but for all the strides they're making, it's still all too easy to find yourself in an area with no coverage. Maybe you're out hiking off the beaten path, or boating around offshore; once you're out of range of the nearest cellular tower, your smartphone suddenly becomes a lot less useful. Or maybe the tower is just operating at capacity, or suffering other technical issues. A new accessory called GoTenna intends to help do something about all that, allowing users a backup communication ...

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    For those of you that were left wondering why Apple is landing a partnership with IBM after thirty years of rivalry, the explanation is quite interesting. One of the most shocking statements we've ever heard from Apple's CEO, Tim Cook, is that he's able to get 80% of his work done on an iPad in ways we've never been able to replicate even in our line of work. Even more interesting is that Tim Cook feels that you can do the same, and the collaboration with IBM is specifically to help you do that. In recent interviews with Tim Cook and IBM Chief Executive Virginia Rometty, both company ...

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    As reluctant as Apple was in allowing third party applications to run on the iPhone, the decision to create the App Store for iOS has proven to be one of its most lucrative decisions in history. Along side, the Google Play Store that we all remember originally as the Android Market has also created one of the biggest ecosystems in mobile history. If you're wondering which of these stores performs best when it comes to statistics and revenue, prepare to not be surprised. App analytics company App Annie has just released its figures for a study performed in 150 countries. The results show ...

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    The fact that we see iPhones in the hands of most people in the US and Europe shows us just how well Apple has saturated both markets. There is still room for growth, but it's significantly smaller than the amount of opportunity that Apple has in Asia, and we've seen the company make significant changes in order to cater to Chinese specifically, but now it wants more. Apple's new strategy is focused on Vietnam, as the company is partnering with more companies in order to achieve better market penetration. Bloomberg reports that people crave iPhones in Vietnam, and in order to reach a ...

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    One of the biggest issues that we've landed with iPhone review devices over the last couple of years is when the home button loses sensitivity. Some people make it a habit to forget that there is a "power/standby" key and use the home button for this action, and it's a habit that has most-likely grown with Touch ID on the iPhone 5s since it's now easier to unlock your phone through it. Apple hasn't made any statements on the matter, but it seems that the company is planning to improve the design of the Touch ID sensor with the iPhone 6. Images have surfaced of the new Touch ID sensor ...

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    Dial the clock back thirty years, and it's hard to think of a corporate rivalry much more in the public eye than that between Apple and IBM. We're talking some Coke/Pepsi, Nike/Reebok, Nintendo/Sega-level competition. In the years that have followed, both Apple and IBM have had their respective ups and downs, and the specialties of each have diverged to the point where the two companies are no longer the rivals they once were. This shift has opened the door for them to start working amicably together, and today we see Apple and IBM announce a new partnership to deliver iOS enterprise ...

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    The most contradicting and controversial rumors of the year have everything to do with Apple's iWatch. Some have said that we'll see two iWatch models launched this year, while others assume that Apple isn't ready for a launch in 2014. Now rumors are even considering a third iWatch model being produced as well, and these rumors continue to point to a 2014 launch. Taiwan’s Economic Daily is contradicting some of the recent rumors from KGI securities, and claiming that there will be three iWatch models instead of two. One of these models will have a 1.6-inch display, and then the two ...

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    Apple has gained a lot of popularity through Touch ID on the iPhone 5s. For those that haven't tried it, this is merely another fingerprint scanner, but for those of us that have, it's really the only fingerprint scanner that works reliably. Sadly it seems that Apple will have to consider new names for the feature, as the USPTO isn't planning to concede Apple's trademark application. According to the USPTO, an already existing "Kronos Touch ID" trademark that was granted since 2001, and that also has to do with fingerprint scanners could lead customers into confusion. The statement reads: ...

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    Smartphones are wildly powerful devices. They have processing power and memory that rivals PCs of just a few years past, and while their screens may be tiny, they often have the resolution to measure up pixel-for-pixel with full-sized monitors. Yet despite all theses resources, phones often end up coming in seriously behind PCs in one key area: web browsing. There are plenty of reasons for why this continues to be, and one big one is incompatibility with Adobe Flash. Putting all arguments about technical limitations versus intentional handicapping aside, the fact of the matter is that a ...

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    Aside from a couple of batteries exploding here and there, it's hard to hear that electronics are poising as a health risk to customers in any other way. We did see that Fitbit recalled its Force fitness tracker due to some dermatitis complaints from customers, but never have we seen products as big as a computer or a tablet giving customers issues like allergies, at least until today. A recent article found in Associated Press shows a specific case of an 11-year-old boy who discovered he was allergic to nickel after his extensive use with an iPad. His parents had purchased this iPad ...

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    Most of us are expecting Apple to announce its new iPhone 6 lineup in September. Historically, that's been the month that Apple has used for iPhone launches over the last three years, and most of the rumors we've seen lately also agree with that prediction. Most of these rumors also indicate that both the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and the 5.5-inch variant will be launched at the same time, but some new credible sources think otherwise. KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has gained a lot of fame over the last couple of years for some Apple-related predictions, though not all of them being correct. ...

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    Looking forward to Apple's iWatch? Sure, just you and a couple billion other iOS fans who have so far been eyeing all this Android Wear business this summer with thoughts of “just wait; you'll see.” And based on the rumors we've heard so far, the iWatch really is shaping up to be a force to be reckoned with, not just with some very premium hardware but also deep OS-level integration with Apple's other mobile devices. We've been hoping to see the iWatch arrive sometime this fall, with reports leaning towards availability maybe sometime in October, following production hitting full-blast ...

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