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App developers are just as in the dark about iOS 8.4.1 as everyone else

Some news stories called it a "surprise release." Others called it a "mystery release." For something that's key to its mobile app ecosystem, you'd think Apple would be a little more forthcoming about the latest developer preview of iOS.

Report: Samsung's Galaxy S6 failed to wow U.S. consumers, as smartphone demand fell in Q2

Despite the introduction of Samsung Electronics' Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge smartphones in the second quarter, U.S. smartphone demand actually dropped steadily in the quarter and was down 8 percent year-over-year compared to June 2014, according to a new report from research firm Argus Insights.  

Google pushes 'real world' Bluetooth low energy beacon format

Google said it is addressing limitations in Bluetooth low energy (BLE) beacon systems with a new, open, format that will make it easier for developers to produce compatible applications.

Apple exec says company's workforce diversity has improved

ASPEN, Colo.---Apple plans to release an update on the company's workforce diversity later this summer but a top human resources executive with the company said today that the company has seen some improvements in terms of hiring women and minorities, particularly African-Americans.

Will Apple and Google also lead the way for developers in the Internet of Things?

What role will Google and Apple play in unleashing developers as the Internet of Things spreads? There is still some question of whether mobile dominance will be carried over to IoT.  Special report

Apple has networks carving out affiliate station deals for new OTT service, NY Post says

Apple still wants to include local station feeds of the Big Four broadcast networks in a new over-the-top video service, and the company has reportedly found a way to handle the tricky problem of carving out licensing deals with hundreds of local network-affiliate stations.

Apple gobbles 92% of smartphone industry's profits, analyst estimates

Apple may have captured around just 18 percent of the global smartphone market in the first quarter, according to research firm IDC. Yet according to investment bank Canaccord Genuity Apple grabbed nearly all of the smartphone profits that quarter.

IDC: Sub-$200 devices drive growth in MEA smartphone market

IDC said smartphone shipments in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) increased 66 per cent year-on-year to reach more than 36 million units in the first quarter of 2015, and is forecasting shipments of 155 million units in the region for the year as a whole.

Apple's massive reported iPhone order could be driven by Chinese demand

What's behind Apple's reported decision to press its suppliers to manufacture between 85 million and 90 million units combined of two new iPhone models by the end of the year? China could be a major factor.

Samsung reportedly moving Galaxy Note 5 launch up to mid-August

Samsung Electronics plans to unveil its latest Galaxy Note phablet a few weeks earlier than usual, moving it to mid-August, according to multiple reports. Samsung appears to be breaking with tradition in order to give the new device more breathing room ahead of Apple's expected release of its latest iPhones in September.