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Analysts: Samsung, HTC and OEMs in general are losers in shift to equipment installment plans

U.S. carriers' embrace of equipment installment plans, and consumers' newfound appetite for such plans, helps operators' bottom lines. But analysts say that as consumers hold onto their phones for longer than they used to under two-year contracts, it is likely going to cause pain for smartphone makers that had grown accustomed to consumers upgrading to new phones more often.

The big decision iOS 9 forces app developers to make

Apple didn't make a formal announcement about it at its recent WWDC in San Francisco, but a developer blogging on 9to5 Mac noticed a policy change that will allow developers, for the first time, to restrict their apps to only run on devices with 64-bit processors.

HBO Now may have over 850K subscribers, analyst says

While HBO isn't forthcoming about its subscriber numbers, particularly for its shiny new standalone service HBO Now, an online video industry analyst pegged the number of subscribers to the OTT variant at more than 850,000, "and the number could very well be around 1 million."

Report: Apple to start ramping up production of new iPhones with pressure-sensitive 'Force Touch' technology

The Force (touch) appears to be with Apple. The company has started early production of new iPhone models with its "Force Touch" feature, which can sense how hard users are pressing down on a screen, according to a  Bloomberg  report.

Apple inventions could signal new geofencing features for iPhone

Two Apple patent applications were published last week that demonstrate Apple's ongoing interest in mobile device location sharing, including one that details a new form of indoor request-and-answer location notifications reliant on node-based triangulation, according to  AppleInsider. 

Apple expands role with Bluetooth SIG, becomes Promoter member

It's not every day that an industry group can claim Apple as a member, but the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) announced that Apple has expanded its participation by becoming a Promoter member.

Nokia's HERE unit reportedly drawing bids from German automakers, Baidu, Uber and maybe even Facebook

Nokia is still searching for a potential buyer for its HERE mapping and location business, as German car companies, Uber, Chinese search engine Baidu and perhaps even Apple and Facebook jockey with each other to get access to HERE's assets and technology.

Rumor mill: Next Apple Watch to have video camera for FaceTime

Apple just started selling the Apple Watch in its physical retail stores, but already the rumor mill is churning about what upgrade to expect in the next version of the company's first wearable device.

The better way to think about Buzzfeed's critique of Apple's own apps

Buzzfeed is better known for top-10 style listicles and celebrity gossip than longform think pieces, but as the iOS crowd exited the Moscone Center in San Francisco last week, there was nothing more provocative written about Apple's Worldwide Developer's Conference (WWDC) than a diatribe by Charlie Warzel.

Ad blockers in iOS 9 have developers surprised and thrilled on Twitter

The news came out as Apple's WWDC 2015 was coming to an end, but the company's decision to allow ad blockers on Safari may have gotten the most developer applause, based on their Twitter comments.