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Apple’s secretive Boston office working on Siri’s speech recognition; perhaps a Nuance replacement?

For a few months, Apple has maintained a secretive office near the MIT campus. Now, Xconomy reports the company has been hiring notable speech recognition talent to use the location as a speech recognition research office.<p>Apple has assembled a small team of notable names in speech technology and is …

Apple’s fight with Samsung for mobile dominance is a tea party compared to the scramble for the third spot

Numbers for global smartphone shipments in the second quarter of this year show Samsung floating far above its competitors, with 72.4 million devices sold to Apple’s 31.2 million, according to IDC, a research firm. It sounds like Samsung’s got Apple beat except that Apple’s broad margins mean it …

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Vintage 80s Apple Ads Resurfacing on YouTube

Old Apple commercials from the 1980s have been resurfacing on YouTube channel EveryAppleAds over the past few days, offering an extensive look at vintage Apple advertising that is normally overshadowed by Apple's famous Super Bowl commercial "1984".<p>The commercials, which feature both the Macintosh …

Samsung develops 'world's fastest' embedded memory, first with eMMC 5.0

The evolution of mobile memory chips keeps moving faster, if Samsung's progress is any indication. Not eight months since churning out those speedy eMMC 4.5 chips, and the company's next version of NAND is already here. Indeed, the South Korean company says it's now in mass production of what it …

Apple's iPhone Share 'Impressive' Or 'At Risk,' Depending On Whom You Ask

Market research firms IDC and Strategy Analytics put out their estimates of second-quarter smartphone marketshare and while the numbers were different, the bottom line was the same: Samsung led the world in smartphone shipments in the second quarter and No. 2 ranked Apple saw its lowest levels of …

Apple Developer Center back up and running after security intrusion

More than a week after pulling its Developer Center offline following an attempted security breach, Apple has brought the portal back online this afternoon. The company promised a complete overhaul of its developer systems after the intrusion last Thursday, which Apple publicly reported after days …

Samsung dominates, Apple stalls in Q2 global smartphone shipments

A Samsung Galaxy S4, right, with the older Galaxy S3 behind it.<p>The second quarter of 2013 brought more good news for Samsung but less so for Apple, at least as far as smartphone sales go. But the year isn't over yet — in fact, the toughest fight is yet to come.<p>Tracking firm IDC's numbers on global …

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