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(Update: "Blue Coral") More Galaxy Note 7 details leak: 64GB and color variants

<b>Update (June 26th)</b>: It looks like the logo that was leaked over the weekend is actually indicative of more than what one might have initially expected:<p>The above was discovered by GalaxyClub.nl who has posted the above image, which appears to come from an application filing. The name “Blue Coral” …

Phones

iPhone 7 Rumors Paint Picture Of Quiet Times Ahead For Apple, But Intrigue Remains

The continued spate of leaks related to iPhone 7 seem to tell a story that’s muddled yet troubling: Apple has little in store for its forthcoming model that would catalyze sales. We’ve been given indications from multiple sources that the phone will be cosmetically similar to the 2-year-old iPhone …

Mobile Technology

Report: Galaxy Note 7 name likely final as legit-looking logo leaks

There are many notes about the Note, including a new one that might have a dual edge display but <i>isn’t</i> made by Samsung. Regardless, for the majority of the masses, the term calls forth a specific sizable smartphone: the Samsung <i>Galaxy</i> Note. Last year saw the mainstay model move into a more meaningful …

Phones

Leading Chinese mobile company Huawei is developing its own OS

Huawei, one of the leading Chinese mobile hardware vendors, is developing its own operating system as a potential "contingency measure" if Google decides to exert more control over its Android operating system, according to The Information.<p>Huawei's smartphones currently operate on EMUI, an adapted …

Mobile

Apple Investor Weekly: Brexit Impact, India Update And Get Cash With Apple Pay

Apple Investor Weekly works to curate some of the more relevant articles and information related to the company’s financial outlook. This week it contains information on the Brexit’s impact, Russell rebalancing, India stores, B of A’s ATMs and two more analysts expressing concerns about near-term …

Apple Pay

Samsung Takes a Different Approach to Mobile Payments

Smartphone leader Samsung Electronics has for years been a spectator as Apple built a services “ecosystem” supporting its products. But now, as the …

Spin Samsung's Notebook 7 screen right round on June 26th

When we reviewed Samsung's Notebook 9, my editor Dana noted that it was an excellent back to basics model from the company. It didn't feature a touchscreen or even a rotating screen -- it had a pretty good normal screen, though. For the folks who need the above accoutrements, though, Samsung is …

It’s crazy how much trouble Samsung has with design

You’d think that a company as big as Samsung would have all it takes to come up with great products from top to bottom, inside and out – Samsung …

Gear & Gadgets

Samsung unveils $800 quick-charging Notebook 7 spin convertible laptop

Available in 13.3-inch and 15.6-inch editions, the new Windows 10 2-in-1 features a 360-degree touchscreen display and can extend battery life by two …

Samsung Mobile USA

#TBT to flying through the streets of NYC’s Meatpacking like 👐 . See it all in #Gear360.

iPhone 7: Fans Urge Apple To Keep Headphone Jack

We’re getting mixed signals on whether the iPhone 7 will have a standard 3.5mm headphone jack, but Apple fans aren’t taking any chances. A petition …

Geek On The Street: iPhone users react to reports that Apple will axe headphone jack

The Wall Street Journal this week reported that the next iteration of the iPhone will not have a headphone jack, confirming rumors that have been …

Apple's Campus 2 to use updated Bloom Energy fuel cells first deployed at NC data center

As part of efforts to generate clean energy at its Campus 2 headquarters, Apple is investing in an array of environmentally friendly fuel cells …

9to5Toys Last Call: 11-inch MacBook Air $700, 2-pack Lightning Cables $8, Seagate 5TB External HDD $110, more

Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by <i>signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter</i>. Also, be sure to check us out on: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications.<p>TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:<p><i>Last Call Updates:</i><p>Apple’s Thunderbolt Display has been put out to pasture, here are …

Consumer Tech

Apple monitor with integrated GPU still expected following discontinued Thunderbolt Display

Apple officially announced yesterday that its Thunderbolt Display is dead. The monitor was never updated to match the much thinner design of the current iMacs, it featured a MagSafe 1 connector and required a MagSafe 2 adapter, and its resolution was far inferior to Retina iMacs so it was no …

Nextgen

Apple’s use of differential privacy in iOS 10 to drive AI will be opt-in, limited to four use cases at launch

Apple is making many of its services smarter in iOS 10 and macOS Sierra through the use of differential privacy which enables artificial intelligence to become smarter while still balancing privacy. Given Apple’s strong position on protecting user privacy, Recode requested more details on how the …

Privacy

App Store outage for some users preventing logins, downloads & app updates [U: Resolved]

Reports are coming in that a list of App Store and iTunes services are currently down for users. Those affected are prevented from logging into their accounts, downloading and updating apps, or streaming previously purchased content. Apple’s system status as of 05:33 PM EST doesn’t list any …

Apps

Apple's GPU-powered 5K monitor could be amazing for gamers

Right on the heels of Apple discontinuing its Thunderbolt display, the rumor mill is picking up: Apple’s next monitor might integrate its own GPU.<p>John Paczkowski, Managing Editor at BuzzFeed, made the claim based of off unnamed sources:<p>There are two reasons why having an integrated GPU could be …

Computer Hardware

Apple Loop: iPhone 8 'Confirmed', iPhone 7 Leaks Reveal U-Turn, iOS 10 Secret Features

Taking a look back at another week of news from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop includes thoughts on Apple removing the headphone jack, the new ‘dark mode’ in iOS 10, OLED technology for the iPhone 8, speculation over a new iPod Touch, the unencrypted iOS kernel, a closer look at macOS, Indian …

iPod Touch

Samsung might be releasing a special Galaxy S7 Edge for the Olympics

Rumors are swirling about an Olympic Edition of the popular Samsung smartphone for the summer games in Rio.<p>Rumor has it that Samsung will release an exclusive version of the Galaxy S7 Edge for the 2016 Rio Olympics. This wouldn't be a huge surprise coming from a sponsor that has already released an …

What Apple is doing to help small developers benefit from App Store search ads

Since Apple announced plans to place app-install ads at the top of search results in its App Store, many have wondered how the program will impact independent developers with smaller marketing budgets.<p>Some, including The Loop’s Dave Mark and Mac developer Michael Tsai, have even speculated that the …

Apps

Drake breaks UK singles chart record with One Dance

<b>Drake has achieved a notable feat by having the longest-running UK number one single since legal music downloads began counting towards chart positions.</b><p>The rapper topped the singles chart for an 11th straight week with One Dance, his collaboration with Wizkid and Kyla.<p>His continued dominance means …

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