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Google Slipped Apple $1B to Show Search Bar

Both companies freaked out that figure paid for iPhone display was disclosed

(Newser) - An Oracle copyright lawsuit against Google offered up a coveted nugget about Google and another big company. Rumors have circulated for some time about how much Google pays Apple to keep its search engine bar as the default on the iPhone, and a transcript from the Oracle court proceedings now... More »

How Ted Cruz Is Prepping for Thursday's Debate: Zombies

And some Bible readings

(Newser) - Donald Trump may be preparing for Thursday night's GOP debate by scarfing cheeseburgers , but Ted Cruz has his own preparation strategies, he tells Politico in a look at how well the candidate is doing during the debates. While the site notes that the Texas senator's "brain trust... More »

Siri Is Truly Terrible at Beatboxing

But the Internet is easily impressed

(Newser) - For the love of Rahzel , Siri thinks she can beatbox now. If you ask Siri to beatbox on your iPhone, she'll happily comply, BuzzFeed reports. Unfortunately she's terrible at it. Siri's attempt at laying down a beat is just repeating "boots and cats" over and over.... More »

Apple Case Boosts Battery Life, Looks Awful

Like 'your phone will soon give birth to a rectangular alien'

(Newser) - Apple has finally come up with a way to boost the battery life of your iPhone but, uncharacteristically for the company, it's not very pretty. On Tuesday, Apple released a $99 iPhone case with a built in battery that will let you talk for 25 hours or browse over... More »

68-Year-Old Represents Self, Beats Apple in Court

He sought $7K to go on his honeymoon again after workers wiped his phone

(Newser) - A 68-year-old London retiree has just taken on tech giant Apple, representing himself in court, and won. The uncommon victory for Deric White is the culmination of a one-year battle in court after White dropped off his phone for servicing at the Apple Store on Regent Street in London, only... More »

iPhone 7 to Ditch Its Headphone Jack?

If rumors prove true, new iPhone will be Apple's thinnest one yet

(Newser) - Rumors precede the release of every iPhone, but this one sounds pretty big—"sounds" being the operative word. Citing a Japanese blog that got its info from a "reliable source," 9to5mac.com reports that the iPhone 7 may be ditching its 3.5mm headphone jack, resulting in... More »

Apple Loses Patent Suit That Could Cost Close to $1B

Jury decided tech giant's iPhones violated University of Wisconsin patent

(Newser) - Apple lost phase one Tuesday of a lawsuit against it by a patent enforcement group that Business Insider once called one of the "most fearsome patent trolls" around—a loss that could cost up to $862 million in damages, Reuters reports. A US District Court jury decided Apple had... More »

Why iOS 9 Users Are Getting High Bills

Users may want to shut off Wi-Fi Assist

(Newser) - If you're using iOS 9 and your data rates are reaching new highs, watch out for an otherwise-useful feature called "Wi-Fi Assist." It automatically allows your phone to download data via your cellular plan when Wi-Fi coverage isn't great, ZDNet explains, which is fine—but can... More »

New iPhone Sales Smash Record

Chinese buyers likely helped Apple sell 13M in first weekend

(Newser) - Another iPhone, another record smashed. Yes, Apple hit a new height with more than 13 million iPhone 6S and 6S Plus devices sold over the weekend. That "phenomenal" number beats "any previous first weekend sales results in Apple’s history," Tim Cook says in a statement , adding... More »

Apple Unveils Phones, TV Update, Bigger iPad

Here comes '3D Touch'

(Newser) - Apple is unveiling its new toys in San Francisco today, including the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S Plus, a bigger iPad, and an update to Apple TV:
  • Phones: The new models have faster processors, sharper cameras ( 12 megapixels ), stronger frames, and a feature called 3D Touch, which allows
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New Tech Coming as Apple Announces iPhone Event

Are bigger iPads and a new Apple TV on the way?

(Newser) - The new iPhones are coming, and they could be bringing some friends with them. The Verge reports Apple has scheduled its iPhone launch event for Sept. 9, which isn't a surprise. What is a surprise is the unusually large venue—7,000-seat Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco—... More »

Apple Eyes Voicemail-Killer

Siri to translate voicemails to text in iOS 10: report

(Newser) - Leaving a voicemail is a convenient way to convey a lot of information quickly. Listening to voicemails is, well, a pain—but Apple is hoping to change that. For several weeks, Apple employees have been testing an iPhone feature that uses Siri to transcribe voicemail messages, Business Insider reports. It... More »

This iPhone Fell 9K Feet From Plane, Still Works

Ben Wilson traced it to a pasture

(Newser) - In what might be the most incredible iPhone testimonial ever, a Texas man has revealed that his iPhone still works—an iPhone that happened to fall out of an airplane and tumble 9,300 feet into a pasture. Ben Wilson, 74, explains that he was en route from Houston to... More »

China Makes 'Exceptional' iPhone Factory Bust

Beijing operation employed hundreds

(Newser) - Is China getting serious about cracking down on fakes? Police in Beijing say they've shut down a factory that employed hundreds of people and ran six assembly lines creating fake iPhones for export, some of which reached the US, reports Reuters . Police say they acted on information from the... More »

Man Busted for Charging iPhone on London Train

In the UK, they call the crime 'abstracting electricity'

(Newser) - A 45-year-old UK artist was arrested Friday on a London train for the dastardly crime of "abstracting electricity"—and according to arrestee Robin Lee, the crime is just as "ridiculous" as it sounds, the Evening Standard reports. Even though the outlets on the London Overground are clearly... More »

Cops: Gun-Shaped iPhone Case Is a Very Bad Idea

Sen. Schumer says they're illegal

(Newser) - Police departments don't usually weigh in on tech accessories, unless they happen to be dead ringers for handguns. The NYPD and other departments have been issuing public warnings in recent weeks about iPhone cases designed to look like weapons, reports CNNMoney and the New York Times . “This cell... More »

Specific Text Makes iPhones Crash

Apple says it's working on the glitch

(Newser) - A bizarre glitch in Apple's software can cause iPhones to shut down when they receive a certain text message . Apple says it's aware of the problem and is working on a fix, but pranksters are sharing information about it on social media and using it to crash others'... More »

New Battery Could Charge Smartphone in 60 Seconds

Aluminum-ion battery is also greener, inventors say

(Newser) - Designers of a new aluminum-ion battery say it could charge a smartphone in about a minute and endure far more rechargings than today's lithium-ion batteries. Only problem is it has about half the voltage, Stanford University reports via the Telegraph . "Otherwise, our battery has everything else you'd... More »

Hit Sundance Film Shot on an iPhone

'Tangerine' shows LA life of transgender prostitutes

(Newser) - Tangerine surprised audiences at the Sundance Film Festival by depicting the gritty life of transgender prostitutes in Hollywood. Another revelation: The acclaimed film was shot almost totally on an iPhone 5S, the Verge reports. Indie writer/director Sean Baker says it was a budgetary choice that came with other advantages. For... More »

Apple Breaks Corporate Profit Record

Net quarterly profit of $18B tops Gazprom's $16.2B in 2011

(Newser) - Apple had another blowout quarter thanks to its new plus-sized iPhones, which helped the company smash sales records for the holiday season. Apple said today that net income rose 38% to $18 billion, which beat Gazprom's $16.2 billion profit for the first quarter of 2011—the previous corporate... More »

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