• 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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  • 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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  • Apple Celebrates 10th Anniversary That Introduced the Original iPhone

    Posted on January 10th, 2017 Echo Brown | No comments

    Tweet Ten years ago today, Steve Jobs introduced the very first iPhone. He described it as three devices in one: “A widescreen iPod with touch controls, a revolutionary mobile phone, and a breakthrough internet communications device.” It introduced the classic grid-of-icons layout, the single home button, and dropped a physical keyboard in favor of a multi-touch display. It was ready for the internet and consuming media, but it still lacked a number of key features — including 3G connecti... Read more

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  • Apple Gives away Beats Solo3 Headphones for Chinese New Year

    Posted on January 5th, 2017 Echo Brown | No comments

    Tweet In order to welcome the upcoming Chinese New Year, Apple announced customers in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Singapore will receive a pair of Beats Solo3 wireless headphones with the purchase of select Mac and iPhone products as part of a one-day sale. Apple’s 2017 Chinese New Year sale involves a special edition version of headphones from its subsidiary Beats, in this case the Product (RED) variation. The color red symbolizes good luck and prosperity in many Asian cultures, and is ... Read more

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  • Apple to Replace Batteries of iPhone 6s Caused by Unexpected Shutdowns

    Posted on November 23rd, 2016 Echo Brown | No comments

    Tweet It is announced through Apple’s website that the new program targets a “very small” number of iPhone 6s units that may exhibit unexpected shutdowns due to apparent battery problems. Apple quickly noted devices experiencing shutdown related issues do not present a safety risk, wording likely included to allay fears that iPhone is suffering from battery problems similar to catastrophic failures recently seen impacting Samsung products. Earlier this year the Korean tech gia... Read more

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  • Apple Captures More Than 103% of Smartphone Profits in the Third Quarter

    Posted on November 4th, 2016 Echo Brown | No comments

    Tweet According to new estimates published on Thursday, Apple raked in more than 103 percent of all smartphone industry profits during the third quarter of 2016, despite owning roughly 12 percent of the market. Apple took a 90 percent share of profits in the year ago quarter, though other estimates put that number as high as 94 percent on only 14.5 percent of total volume. Samsung, Apple’s biggest rival, reported operating income of $87.9 million, down 96 percent year-over-year and the low... Read more

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