• Apple Re-Launches iPhone 6 Model in Gold 32 GB for Asian Customers

    Posted on March 6th, 2017 Yuson Zou | No comments

    Tweet Apple’s iPhone 6 dates back to 2014. When iPhone 6 debuted, there were three models available: 16/64/128 GB. Apple did not launch the iPhone 6 in a 32 GB SKU before. But now Apple is re-launching the iPhone 6 in a 32 GB gold configuration. Although the 32 GB iPhone 6 is released, it is not sold at retail stores or on its website where Apple continues to sell the iPhone SE as its low-end option. Compared with iPhone 6, iPhone SE has better internal components but does not have a lar... Read more

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  • Acoustic Imaging Technology Reported to Replace Touch ID in Future iPhone Models

    Posted on February 24th, 2017 Echo Brown | No comments

    Tweet In its filing for “Acoustic imaging system architecture,” Apple proposes a method by which a conventional capacitive fingerprint sensor like Touch ID might be replaced by an array of acoustic transducers laid out beneath a device display or its protective housing. As described in some embodiments, the transducers in a first mode generate acoustic waves, or pulses, capable of propagating through a variety of substrates, including an iPhone’s coverglass. Operation, or driv... Read more

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  • Apple is Reportedly Adding Wireless Charging to iPhone 8

    Posted on February 12th, 2017 Henry | No comments

    Tweet There’s been rumors over the past few months that the iPhone 8 would be featuring wireless charging and a recent report further confirms it. According to KGI Securities Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, all three models of iPhone 8 will have wireless charging built-in. Apple is expected to release 3 different models of iPhone 8. There would be a 4.7-inch model and a 5.5-inch model just like with the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, but it’s said that Apple’s adding a new 5.8-inch model to the iP... Read more

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  • YouTube Debuts iPhone Livestreams for Over 10,000 Subscribers

    Posted on February 8th, 2017 Echo Brown | No comments

    Tweet Google’s YouTube on Tuesday launched live streaming via its iPhone and iPad app, bringing the feature out of beta as it attempts to compete with similar streaming options available from Facebook and Twitter. While the general public “will have it soon,” mobile YouTube streaming is currently available only to people with over 10,000 subscribers, the company said. Though it didn’t explain why, this is presumably to manage bandwidth and/or iron out any final issues. St... Read more

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  • Facebook to Build Friend Lists with the ‘Discover People’ Feature on iPhone & iPad

    Posted on February 4th, 2017 Echo Brown | No comments

    Tweet In order to encourage new connections between users and keep them engaged with the social network, Facebook is now gradually rolling out a “Discover People” feature across its apps for iOS users. Once available, the option is located in the the app’s navigation menu, TechCrunch said. Tapping it prompts a person to update their profile, particularly their bio and featured photos, then browse lists of past and upcoming events, work colleagues, or simply people who live in t... Read more

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  • Apple Expected to Use Advanced Biometric Security Tech to Replace Touch ID

    Posted on January 22nd, 2017 Echo Brown | No comments

    Tweet According to report, Apple is developing advanced biometric security technologies, including facial recognition and optical fingerprint sensing designs, to replace the vaunted Touch ID module implemented for all iPhone and iPad models since the release of iPhone 5s. Introduced with iPhone 5s, Touch ID is a capacitive type fingerprint sensing module based on technology acquired through Apple’s purchase of biometric security specialist AuthenTec in 2012. Initial iterations of the syst... Read more

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  • Cortana Is On its Way to Android Lockscreen

    Posted on January 18th, 2017 Henry | No comments

    Tweet Cortana will soon be updated to be on the lockscreen on Android smartphones, according to MsPoweruser. Microsoft recently released a new update for Cortana for iOS and Android, which has a totally redisigned user interface. According to MsPoweruser, the new version of Cortana would provide users with the option to enable Cortana on the lockscreen inside of the setup menu. “After that, a simple Cortana logo will show up near the bottom of your lock screen and you can swipe the logo l... Read more

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  • Apple’s Planning to Increase App Price in Selected Markets

    Posted on January 17th, 2017 Henry | No comments

    Tweet According to BBC this week, Apple is planning to increase the prices of apps and in-app purchases in specific markets, including India, the UK and Turkey. “Price tiers on the App Store are set internationally on the basis of several factors, including currency eschange rates, business practices, taxes, and the cost of doing business,” Apple explained. “These factors vary from region to region and over time.” The raise of price was the response to a weakening pound sterling against... Read more

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