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Apple-based retail tech shows mobile at the core of commerce

Apple-based retail tech shows mobile at the core of commerce

Jason Cipriani/CNET You may have seen iPads used in kiosks or docked inside a Square cashless register stand. But Apple mobile technology is being used in a far broader number of ways. On the heels of the NRF retail show in New York, I recently saw demonstrations of how third-party tech vendors and Apple itself […]

Your iPhone X/8 battery could wear out in about 18 months

Your iPhone X/8 battery could wear out in about 18 months

Video: How to check if your iPhone battery needs to be replaced If you’ve recently bought a new iPhone, then you might be looking on at the whole iPhone throttling debacle that Apple has found itself embroiled in and think that you’ve dodged a bullet. But the battery inside your new iPhone might be worn […]

iPhone battery row: Apple target of new probe that also focuses on Samsung

iPhone battery row: Apple target of new probe that also focuses on Samsung

Video: How to check if your iPhone battery needs to be replaced Italy’s antitrust authority has opened an investigation into claims that Apple and Samsung have used software updates to hobble phones and encourage consumers to upgrade hardware. It’s the latest sign of trouble for Apple over the power-management feature it introduced in iOS 10.2 […]

iPhone X has the notch but this is Samsung's solution for full-screen displays

iPhone X has the notch but this is Samsung's solution for full-screen displays

Samsung’s answer to the iPhone X’s notch? Holes, many holes. Image: Samsung Samsung was quick to exploit mixed feelings about the iPhone X’s notch, and now has a potential answer to the engineering problems of making a truly full-screen smartphone. Instead of fitting the cameras and sensors in a bar at the top of an […]

Report: Apple supplier exposed workers to hazards, poor working conditions

Report: Apple supplier exposed workers to hazards, poor working conditions

Apple CEO Tim Cook visiting supplier Foxconn. (Image: file photo) Catcher Technology, a Taiwan-based factory making casings for Apple’s iPhone and Mac, violated 14 of Apple’s supplier-responsibility standards, according to China Labor Watch and Bloomberg reports on Tuesday. From October 2017 to January 2018, CLW conducted an investigation at a Catcher factory based in Suqian. […]

iPhone throttling: Class actions pile up as Apple hit with 32nd lawsuit

iPhone throttling: Class actions pile up as Apple hit with 32nd lawsuit

Video: Millions of iPhone owners could put off buying new devices after Apple’s $29 replacement offer Apple now faces a total of 32 class action lawsuits in the US for slowing down iPhones with older batteries without telling users. Dozens of law firms in the US have filed suits seeking damages on behalf of iPhone […]

Windows Phone 2.0? Microsoft toys with foldable handset design with split camera

Windows Phone 2.0? Microsoft toys with foldable handset design with split camera

Microsoft’s idea for a split camera originates in Finland. Image: Microsoft A new Microsoft patent, invented by former Nokians, shows the company has been thinking about how to design bigger cameras for thin phones using a foldable phone design. The patent, called split-camera autoalignment, details the company’s efforts to overcome the limits imposed on a […]