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More proof that the iPhone 6 will come with an evolved new Lightning cable

Last week, we told you about shots that had leaked from within Foxconn, which reportedly showed new Lightning cables developed by Apple that featured fully reversible USB connectors.<p>We were excited, but there was only one problem: the images seemed a little sketchy. But a new image from reliable …

Xiaomi unveils new look and features for MIUI 6

Xiaomi has been having a lot of success recently, with its range of competitively priced smartphones and tablets, but the company is perhaps equally as well known for its MIUI software. The company has just released a new version of its customized Android OS – MIUI 6.<p>MIUI 6 introduces some big …

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Apple Loop: How Much Will The iPhone 6 Cost, Should You Buy The iPhone 6, And Will We See A Sapphire iWatch In September?

Taking a look back at another week of news from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop covers the expected price of the two iPhone 6 models, why you need to decide which smartphone is for you, the features people are expecting (and hoping for) in the new iPhone, how large the smartwatch market is, will …

iPhone 6 may come with another new cord

When the iPhone 5 was first introduced, Apple also showed off the Lightning cord (and port) for the first time. This was a new cord for the Apple …

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Ugly Data For Apple Shows How Desperately It Needs iPhone 6 To Be A Hit

Apple's market share for the iPhone slipped year on year to just 11.7% of the entire market, while Android's market share increased to 84.7%.<p>Similarly, while Apple sold 35.2 million phones last quarter, an increase of 4 million; Android phones reached 255.3 million new buyers, an increase of 64 …

Unconfirmed reports that Pegatron is making half the 4.7-inch models of the iPhone 6

<i>Digitimes</i> is reporting that Pegatron is making half of the 4.7-inch model of the iPhone 6, at least for orders placed in 2014. Citing upstream suppliers (those making components for delivery to the assembly plants), it’s rumored that Apple has asked Pegatron to make 25M of its initial order of 50M …

Apple bans two hazardous chemicals from use in overseas manufacturing

No more benzene or n-hexane when assembling iPhones, iPads, and Macs.<p>Apple has banned two chemicals from being used in the final stages of manufacturing its devices following pressure from activist groups and an investigation at 22 factories. The two chemicals in question are benzene and n-hexane, …

Apple Stores reportedly ready for iPhone carrier financing this month

Later this month, you’ll be able to walk into an Apple Store and purchase an iPhone through a carrier financing plan. That’s according to 9to5 Mac’s …

Amazon Debuts iOS Version of Amazon Local Register Credit Card Reader

- Aug 13, 2014<p>Amazon has launched the Amazon Local Register iOS compatible card reader to battle Square’s Square Reader, and PayPal’s Here card …

Microsoft Office hits number one spot in Apple’s App Store after just 12 hours

Following two years of rumors, Microsoft finally launched its Office suite of apps on the iPad today. And despite how frustrating it was to wait, it looks like iPad users aren’t bothered at all. The freemium app is now ranked number one in Apple’s App Store among free iPad apps — less than 12 hours …

iOS 7.1 is out: Compare your benchmark scores with these apps

When a major update comes out for an operating system that affects a number of devices you own, it can be beneficial to add a round of benchmarking …

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WhatsApp ranks 8th in free downloads from App Store

Number of the day<p>Eighth<p>That's how high WhatsApp Messenger ranks among the most-downloaded free applications available on Apple's App Store. WhatsApp, the instant-messaging service that agreed last week to be acquired by Facebook for up to $19 billion, topped Facebook's own Messenger service at No. …

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Apple's 'iOS in the Car' technology to roll out next week, says report

Apple's "iOS in the Car" operating system, which would let drivers access various iPhone functions through a car's built-in screen, is set to head out of the garage next week, says a report.<p>Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz, and Volvo are the automakers on board for the launch, said the Financial Times, which …

Airbnb Is Testing Out An Affordable Cleaning Service For Hosts In San Francisco

Peer-to-peer lodgings marketplace Airbnb has been focused on finding ways that it can help its hosts improve the quality of experience for guests that stay in their homes. As part of this effort, the company is trialing a low-cost cleaning service for some hosts on the platform.<p>According to an …

Apple CEO Tim Cook Heads to Ireland to Visit Government Officials, Company Facilities

Apple CEO Tim Cook is currently in Ireland visiting the company's facilities in Cork and preparing to meet with government officials this afternoon, according to a report from <i>TheJournal.ie</i>. The specific reason for Cook's visit is unknown, but Apple has maintained a significant presence in the …

Telenav Held Talks With Navmii Before Acquiring Rival Navigation App Skobbler

After Google acquired Waze last June, reportedly for $1.1 billion upwards, there followed much speculation surrounding which mapping startup might be next to exit.<p>Yesterday we closed the loop on one rumour — that maps and navigation app maker Skobbler had been approached by several “major tech …

Siri co-creator: 'don't hold your breath' for the AI in 'Her'

Only a few people are truly qualified to evaluate the technological merits of Samantha, Joaquin Phoenix's A.I. co-star in Spike Jonze's film <i>Her.</i> One of these people is most certainly Dag Kittlaus, co-creator of Siri. In an op-ed for <i>Variety</i>, he asks "Can Siri catch up?"<p>"Maybe," he says, "but don't …

Apple Said To Be Focusing On Health With iOS 8 And iWatch, Following Exec Meeting With FDA

Apple’s plans for iOS 8 focus on redefining health tracking via mobile devices, according to a new report from 9to5Mac, which has a terrific track record when it comes to rumors it has sourced itself. The report details a new marquee application coming in iOS 8 called “Healthbook” that monitors all …