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    When Apple introduces its next wave of iPad tablets, what devices will be among them? A new iPad Air and mini, sure, but will that be it? What about the possibility of finally seeing one of those long-rumored bigger iPads launch – like the 12.9-inch device we've been calling the iPad Pro? Some sources are adamant about the tablet's presence in Apple's fall lineup, but then again, these plus-sized iPad rumors have been around for years, and so far nothing's come of them; why should this year be different? As we wait to learn if there's really a new, larger iPad in our future, a new report ...

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    The last couple months have seen Pebble's next generation of smartwatches arrive bit by bit. First we saw the Pebble Time start going out to its crowdfunding backers, then later become available to shoppers at large; most recently, we've even started talking about brick-and-mortar retail sales. But that's only half of the new Pebble picture, and we've also been anxiously awaiting the new Pebble Time Steel. While that Pebble's been a little behind schedule, it's finally on its way out now – just not necessarily with its matching steel band (not yet, at least). And while that's great news ...

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    Apple CEO Tim Cook recently stated “We’re not reading your email. We’re not reading your iMessage,” in addition to claiming that “If the government laid a subpoena to get iMessages, we can’t provide it. It’s encrypted and we don’t have a key. And so it’s sort of — the door is closed.” The question is if it's really as secure as he claims. Nicholas Weaver, a computer security researcher at the International Computer Science Institute in Berkley, wrote a very interesting article that claims otherwise. Surely the FBI would need a warrant to tap your information, but ...

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    Even though Apple championed the digital music era for years, its reluctance to adopt a music streaming model has clearly taken a toll. Cupertino's response with the launch of Apple Music has still not proven to be as good as Spotify, the service it pretty much copied and is trying to defeat. That said, the company doesn't seem far from defeating it either, and today we learn more. Apple's Internet services SVP Eddy Cue has just told USA Today that Apple Music has 11 million trial members after a month of being in the market. Two million of these users signed up for family plans as well, ...

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    Windows 10 promises big changes for the way code is shared across devices, and beyond the arrival of useful universal apps that will easily transition between PC, phone, and tablet form factors, Windows 10 also looks to help break down boundaries between competing platforms. Back in April we learned about Microsoft's plans for encouraging devs to bring existing Android and iOS software to Windows 10, thanks to an Android subsystem that would allow for very lightweight porting, as well as tools to help adapt Objective-C apps from iOS. That sounded all kinds of promising, but will the ...

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    Apple's challenge to make its Apple Music service hotter than the likes of Spotify does require some unique tactics, and we've seen a few lately. This is an on going business though, and today we learn that Cupertino has a few extra tricks up its sleeve. The first is that Dr. Dre's new Album, "Compton," will be an Apple Music exclusive. It's been a crazy 16 years since his last album, and given the fact that his "Detox" music project never delivered, Dre promises that this new album will be worth it. It should reach the service tonight, just in time for the release of the film "Straight ...

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    The second quarter of every year has never been a good month for Apple Market share due to various factors. On one hand people are already waiting for the next iPhone, and on another, major competitors like Samsung's latest Galaxy are gaining traction. This year things seem to have changed though, and we get some solid data to back it up. Kantar has just launched its survey data for smartphone marketshare, and even though the Android growth is normal for this period, it's curious to note that Android actually lost market share to the iPhone in some European markets and Australia. China is ...

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    Apple is not only famous for being a very conservative company, but also for changing its mind all the time. This same company that didn't want to build a bigger iPhone or a smaller iPad, has clearly not delivered on its word. We recently heard rumors that Cupertino was working on its own MVNO service, and today we get official news on the matter. Apple has just issued a statement denying the recent rumors that it will be launching its own MVNO service. In the statement, Cupertino declares that: "We have not discussed nor do we have any plans to launch an MVNO,” said an Apple ...

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    Apple's push to higher-resolution technology on its computers has certainly done a good job in boosting the company's product reputation. Its existing Retina Display laptops are top of their class, and the same can be said about its 5K iMac in everything but its price tag. We know that mentality doesn't last for long in Cupertino, and it seems more products are already planned. Code buried inside the recent betas of OS X El Capitan has already begun hinting a 4K iMac in the works, but it seems this is not just one product. The recent beta has gone as far as to reveal three new iMacs on the ...

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    The idea of an iPhone mini launching along side the iPhone 6s has been a polarizing topic lately. Some sources claim it will happen, and other say the project was ditched back in March in order to not cannibalize the iPhone 6. What we do know is that sales of the iPhone 5s prove that the world still wants a small iPhone, and it seems Apple will deliver. Unnamed sources from the semiconductor industry argue that Apple will launch a successor to the iPhone 5c in Q2/2016. We're not sure if this iPhone 6c will follow the polycarbonate design of the iPhone 5c, or aluminum design of the iPhone ...

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    Apple did something differently with the launch of its iPad Air 2, equipping the cell-enabled tablet with a SIM card that was all ready to work with the carrier of your choice – AT&T, T-Mobile, or Sprint – no carrier-specific SIM needed. And while we heard that Apple wasn't too likely to bring a similar feature to the iPhone, it sure got us thinking about Apple, its relationship with carriers, and how its users get their cellular connectivity. Now a new report suggests the company's ambitions are much larger than just a convenient SIM card, and that Apple may end up mirroring ...

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    The launch of the first-generation iPhone didn't just mark the reinvention of smartphones, but also a new concept for voicemail. Visual Voicemail became a thing after this launch as well, even though voicemail as a service continues to decline over the way text messaging has evolved. As such, it seems that Apple is planning another innovation in this department. Sources claim that Apple is working on marrying Siri and voicemail as a hot new feature for iOS 10. Given the fact that voicemail is on decline given its cumbersome experience when compared to text messages, it seems that Apple is ...

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    If there's one thing that Apple is famous for, is for the phrase "thin and light." Cupertino's obsession over thinner ergonomics has sometimes come at a cost of functionality. We have seen the company make a few exceptions with products like the iPad, and as we've followed similar rumors for the iPhone 6s, today we get more proof. We've got two separate leaks that show us how the iPhone 6s will defer from the existing model. One are some CAD drawings from a trusted source that show us how the newer iPhones will be a hair thicker thank the iPhone 6. The changes aren't significant, going ...

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    Nokia's HERE maps and services may not be as popular as Google Maps lately, but that's mainly from a consumer standpoint. These mapping services are already an important backbone to navigation services on vehicles, among other enterprise customers. With rumors of a ton of tech companies like Google and Apple behind acquiring HERE, German automakers decided to step up. As we reported a few days ago, a group comprised of Audi, BMW and Daimler (Mercedes) has just struck a deal with Nokia for HERE. In the report a few days ago, their plan was to create a platform where other automakers could ...

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    There's a huge mystery surrounding Apple Watch sales, mainly because Cupertino doesn't want to share them. We've seen Tim Cook mention that he's thrilled with the devices performance, but never does he offer numbers to back it up. It seems the thrill isn't real, and today we find some interesting numbers to prove it. Taiwan’s Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc. has hinted that things didn't go so well. This is the company responsible for putting all of the internal parts of the Apple Watch into a case through a process known as system-in-package. Obviously the company knows how much ...

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    Apple has spent the last couple of years trying to make sapphire a primary component to the iPhone, but so far it hasn't gone beyond the TouchID controls, and the primary camera lens. By now we already know the hole drama with GT Advanced a few months ago, sending Apple's plans to a dramatic halt. We do see the company with some solutions for the current Apple Watch and Apple Watch Edition, but it seems Cupertino has something else up its sleeve. Apple has just patented a new system that considers using sapphire for smartphone displays, but achieving the thinness needed by irradiating the ...

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    We've covered a lot of leaks of the iPhone 6s, particularly in its chassis, which is really no different than the iPhone 6 that's currently in the market. We've also heard that production should begin soon, as Apple is preparing to sell a lot more iPhones than it sold this year. If you were wondering  what's the current status, today's leaks indicate a lot. Today we find leaks of the iPhone 6s flex cable, which changes from the one we saw with the iPhone 6. Instead of having two separate modules for the power button, volume, camera and LED flash, all have been combined into one. Other ...

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    Even though Apple is geared to continue perfecting its versions of iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan, that doesn't mean that the company has stopped improving what still is active. We've seen a couple of updates come to OS X Yosemite, and iOS 8.4 is a clear example that Apple will continue to kill bugs to its existing products, while the rest are ready. Today we get more information on the progress of these efforts. Apple has just launched beta 2 for iOS 8.4.1 and OS X 10.10.5 to developers. This means that while we continue to wait for iOS 9 and OS X 10.11, Apple is still planning to send us a ...

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    How long have we been waiting for a new Apple TV? The most recent hardware is well over two years old at this point, and rumors keep returning to the idea that a next-gen box is on its way. While we've heard some stories about what to expect from the new hardware, especially when it comes to the unit's remote control, rumor after rumor has arrived without any sign of the new box actually landing; WWDC came and went this year without any new Apple TV. Now the latest report looks to September, claiming that a next-gen Apple TV is nearly ready to arrive, and will do so alongside the next ...

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    We've already seen what Pebble can do when it outfits its a smartwatch with a color display, and after launching this past winter, the Pebble Time finally arrived several weeks back. That's given us ample time to get to know the wearable, at least in one form; shortly after the original Pebble Time went public, we learned of a second model, the metallic Pebble Time Steel. And despite the Pebble Time's availability, we've still been waiting on the Pebble Time Steel's arrival. A couple weeks back we heard Pebble deliver assurances that its first shipments of the metal smartwatch would get ...

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    Back around the start of the year, Google dropped a pretty exciting update to its already impressive Google Translate app, adding both a real-time dictated translation mode and one that worked with your phone's video camera to instantly translate printed text - live as you filmed it. For as useful as the latter sounded, its implementation was a little limited initially, only supporting a handful of languages. While that was a good start, things are only getting better, and today Google announces some broad new language support for the feature. In updates coming to Google Translate for both ...

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    It's been a while since Apple announced the availability of HomeKit, and how these products will be able to integrate with Apple's ecosystem. Sadly, we've barely had the chance to report on a handful of products, leading many to believe that this is Cupertino's next flop. It doesn't make sense for this to go down hill at a time when the connected home is becoming a thing, but it seems Apple is to blame. It seems that one of the major set backs for HomeKit products is that Apple has now decided to add a custom chip to its product requirements. It's not clear what this chip does, but it ...

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    Apple Pay is one of those services that Cupertino has decided to stay quiet about. We always hear Tim Cook saying how trilled he is with the service in every conference call, but so far the company hasn't provided any exact figures or statistics on performance. Obviously Apple Pay is still in its infancy, being supported by only some retailers, banks, and even countries, but analysts say numbers aren't as bad as we could speculate. The Auriemma Consulting Group has just conducted a study that involved 500 iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus owners between May 29 and July 15. The results revealed ...

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    Watching T-Mobile's John Legere on video with company announcements is always a treat, not really because of the deals, but because of how he just loves to bash every competitor before delivering the news. That said, the last few deals offered by the T-Mobile haven't been bad at all. Mobile without borders is one of them, giving users the ability to roam freely across North America, but it seems that this was just part of the plan. T-Mobile has just announced a few deals that are exclusive for iPhone users, and these make a lot of sense given the current popularity of the device. To ...

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    Apple's retail strategy for the Apple Watch has proven to be both weird, and unsuccessful in a way. Cupertino is still reluctant to provide exact sales figures for the product, and even though analysts predict that Apple is already the king of the market, it seems that it didn't reach the numbers the company intended. One of the biggest problems the product faces at the moment is its limited availability, and it seems that's about to change. Best Buy has just announced that it'll begin selling the Apple Watch in 100 locations during the month of August. The plan is to expand to as many as ...

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