Apple Slips Native Advertising Into News App


Apple recently updated its iAd specifications to allow the display of sponsored posts directly in users’ news feeds in the Apple News app for the iPhone and iPad. The ads will appear in native-banner format and can link to articles in the News app. They will be set in the same default font as News articles and will have the same look, with a title, text excerpt and a small image. They will carry a small tag indicating they’re sponsored content. Apple’s move may reflect its ongoing competition with Facebook.

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Rumor calls for 256GB option on iPhone 7 Plus, but some details sound implausible

Article Image The same Chinese website that detailed purported specifications for an upcoming iPhone 6c has now claimed that Apple’s flagship iPhone 7 Plus will ship later this year with a 265GB storage option. However, the site’s historical credibility is questionable.

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Leaked Intel Skylake-U roadmap reveals CPUs likely bound for MacBook Air

A set of supposedly leaked specifications for Intel’s upcoming Skylake processor lineup made its way to the Web on Tuesday, offering what could be the first peek at what users can expect from Apple’s next-generation MacBook Air products.

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Leaked Intel Skylake-U roadmap reveals CPUs likely bound for MacBook Air

A set of supposedly leaked specifications for Intel’s upcoming Skylake processor lineup made its way to the Web on Tuesday, offering what could be the first peek at what users can expect from Apple’s next-generation MacBook Air products.

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Horsepower of Apple's A8 & iPhone 6 extend iOS's gaming lead over Android's Google Play

While many new Android flagships sport hardware specifications that appear competitive with recent iPhones, top rated iPhone games remain conspicuously missing from Google Play, a problem that Apple’s new Metal API and 64-bit Application Processors threaten to only make worse going forward, despite Android’s lead in unit shipments overall.



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Rumor: Apple Watch to feature 512MB of RAM, 4GB of storage

Apple was light on technical specifications in announcing its forthcoming Watch earlier this month, but one analyst has checked with the company’s supply chain to find component makers expect the final shipping product to include 512 megabytes of RAM, and a “mainstream version” with 4 gigabytes of internal storage.



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Apple's interest in reversible USB plugs detailed in new patent application

While a reversible “Type-A” USB connector may not meet the specifications of a certified USB cable, Apple has nevertheless shown interest in building one, a newly published patent application reveals.



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Navy designs new amphibious assault ships

The Navy is evaluating designs, costs and specifications for a new class of amphibious assault ships designed to replace the current fleet of cargo-carrying LSD 41/49 dock landing ships, service officials said.

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Could Microsoft upgrade the Xbox One’s hardware to fix the PS4 performance gap?

PS4 system board, and other hardware bits
As you are well aware, there is a sizable gap between the hardware specifications of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. But who says this will always be the case? It’s not unusual for a console to be tweaked or upgraded multiple times throughout its lifetime as new (cheaper) hardware becomes available. Because both consoles use fairly standard PC hardware, could Sony or Microsoft upgrade their consoles to close (or widen) the current performance gap?

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HTC May Trot Out Nexus 9 Before the Brand Is X'ed Out


Specifications for HTC’s 8.9-inch Volantis tablet, which may be renamed “Nexus 9,” have surfaced. The device reportedly will ship with a 2048 x 1440 display, a Tegra K1 Nvidia Logan 64-bit processor, and 2 GB RAM. It can have either 16 GB or 32 GB of storage, and will come with 8 MP rear-facing and 3 MP front-facing cameras. It may prove both thicker and heavier than Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 8.4. HTC’s tablet may be the launch device for Android L, the next version of the operating system, which has an expected release window of Q4 2014.

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