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Selfie App has Microsoft cashing in on keywords

Selfie App has Microsoft cashing in on keywords

Microsoft knows you want to download an app that's made just for taking selfies. Microsoft knows good and well that when you want this app, you'll be searching for the word "selfie" - the function, not necessarily the title of the app. As such, they've titled their newest app "Microsoft Selfie." You'll find it popping up closer and closer to the top of your app search lists for Selfie apps over the next few weeks.

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Apple agrees to pay $347M in Italian tax probe

Apple agrees to pay $347M in Italian tax probe

Apple's tax practices have long been under criticism, with CEO Tim Cook even commenting during a recent 60 Minutes interview that accusations that the company goes to great lengths to avoid corporate taxes are "total political crap." However, that doesn't mean governments have to feel the same, with Italy saying that Apple failed to declare its full earnings in the country. The company has now agreed to a settlement in the investigation, and will pay 318 million euros, or roughly $347 million.

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Apple’s OLED screens for iPhones to come from Samsung, LG

Apple’s OLED screens for iPhones to come from Samsung, LG

The mobile world is sometimes a funny one. The coined word "frenemies" seems to be perfect to describe some of the relationships here. Sometimes vicious rivals in public can actually be partners and suppliers in private. Take for example this latest rumor about Apple's 2018 iPhones, which in turn are rumored to finally switch to OLED displays. Those panels are now said to be provided by two Korean manufacturers, namely LG and Samsung, the latter of whom is Apple's sword rival in the smartphone biz.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 and iPhone 7 may look the same… again

Samsung Galaxy S7 and iPhone 7 may look the same… again

Next year both the iPhone 7 and the Samsung Galaxy S7 will have a new look. Clues from both the Samsung and Apple camps suggest that antenna will be baked-in with the metal surrounding their glass fronts in 2016. While it's not clear whether or not the iPhone 7 will have a glass back, we can count on Samsung to return with a back that's not all that different from this year's model, while both groups have been tipped to be rolling with phones with an outer border that's slightly less broken up than before.

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Apple patents fingerprint uploads and cloud storage

Apple patents fingerprint uploads and cloud storage

Apple patent shows methods for iPhone to save fingerprint information, upload to the cloud, and download on another iPhone. Filed in August of 2015, this patent appears to have been a "continuation in part" of a patent application from July of 2013, a patent which has now been "abandoned" in favor of this new listing. This new patent application suggests that Apple devices with fingerprint sensors would first collect fingerprint information, as they do today, but that they would also be capable of uploading that information to the cloud for storage.

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Apple devices made up 49% of Christmas activations

Apple devices made up 49% of Christmas activations

When it came to mobile devices at Christmas this year, it seems those by Apple were the gifts on everyone's mind. Recently shared data from analytics company Flurry Insights reveals that Apple device accounted for an impressive 49.1% of the mobile activations that took place during Christmas week. With just under half of all activations, Apple was the dominant manufacturer, while the next closest was Samsung, which accounted for 19.8% of devices.

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Live Studio turns videos into Live Photos

Live Studio turns videos into Live Photos

When Apple rolled out their latest batch of phones, the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, they came with a new feature. One that could actually take photos, and animate them. It's quite revolutionary, as nothing had ever done this before. Well, if you somehow managed to make gifs and videos before Live Photos existed, then you can now turn these into Live Photos now.

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Apple demanding $180M more from Samsung in patent case

Apple demanding $180M more from Samsung in patent case

You know what they say about being over until a certain lady sings. Samsung and Apple may have agreed to no longer sue each other over patents and Samsung may have "somewhat" agreed to pay Apple $548 million in damages from its 2012 patent tussle with Apple, but the case is really far, far from being over. Now Apple wants to squeeze out $180 million more from the South Korean manufacturer, pouring salt over Samsung's wounds. Or it could also be a tactic to dissuade Samsung from further contesting the damages as well as the entire patent system.

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The first thing to do with your iPhone 6s

The first thing to do with your iPhone 6s

Those of you that've just received a brand-spanking-new iPhone 6s for the holidays - or an iPhone 6s Plus, just the same - you're going to want to check out one feature before any other. That feature is Live Photos. While you can use the Live Photos feature with your iPhone without any assistance of any other app, we've got a couple of directions to point you in on that front here as well. To begin, launch your camera app.

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4-inch iPhone due April 2016 says China Mobile leak

4-inch iPhone due April 2016 says China Mobile leak

Only a few weeks after a similar prediction from well-regarded Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, a supposed leaked image of China Mobile's product launch calendar says that a new 4-inch iPhone is due for release in April 2016. The report on the Chinese carrier's product presentation comes from China's MyDrivers, and does fall in line with Kuo's latest report about an "early 2016" launch of the much-rumored smaller iPhone.

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DxO OpticsPro adds one-click editing to Apple Photos

DxO OpticsPro adds one-click editing to Apple Photos

As a photographer, one of the hardest parts about taking pictures doesn't happen while I have my camera out. Instead, I spend more time filtering through my shots to find the best ones, and of course, editing them. Many people don't want to spend any more time than necessary editing their photos, which is why DxO has released a new set of extensions for OS X Photos.

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