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9/22/2016

An iCracked repair technician, Taha Jahmi, recently disassembled an iPhone 7 in a live video. Jahmi explored whether it will be difficult to repair the device or to get the battery out, as well as how the internal design compares with that of previous models.

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Motherboard
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ICracked
9/22/2016

A low unemployment rate and an increase in wages has led to difficulties for some retailers in finding workers, says Kurt Salmon Director Steve Osburn. This holiday season, retailers will have "a few less people to fight over and a few more positions to fill," Osburn said.

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ChainStoreAge.com
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unemployment rate, Kurt Salmon
9/20/2016

Laurene Powell Jobs, wife of the late Steve Jobs, is helping facilitate the distribution of $100 million to alternative schools around the nation that take an innovative approach to education. The money will go to 10 schools through Powell Job's XQ: The Super School Project.

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Business Insider
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Steve Jobs, Apple
9/13/2016

The financial-services industry is grappling with the potential of artificial intelligence to transform asset management. Some funds are embracing the technology, while others are taking a more cautious approach.

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artificial intelligence, AI
9/8/2016

Apple on Wednesday unveiled the water-resistant iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus models, which will come in silver, gold, jet black and black. The new models eliminate the traditional headphone jack in favor of the Lightning port and feature a dual-camera setup and a pressure-sensitive Home button and TouchID sensor.

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Apple, TouchID sensor
9/8/2016

The competition among carriers for advanced 4G networks ratcheted up this week when T-Mobile US said subscribers in 319 markets who own Samsung Electronics' Galaxy 7 handsets will enjoy double speeds this month on their data service under T-Mobile's newly built 4x4 multiple input, multiple output network. T-Mobile will soon add more phones that support the MIMO technology, the carrier's Neville Ray wrote in a blog post.

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FierceWireless
9/8/2016

Nearly one-third of iPhones currently in use -- 32% -- are at least 3 years old, reports Localytics. The iPhone 5S is the most popular older model, accounting for 17% of iPhones currently in use.

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Computerworld
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iPhones, iPhone
9/7/2016

Lawmakers are struggling to reach an agreement with privacy advocates on legislation that would give law enforcement agencies greater access to cellphone location data. A bill under consideration would force mobile providers to give location data to police and other authorities in certain emergency situations.

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The Hill
9/6/2016

Samsung Electronics has recalled roughly 2.5 million Galaxy Note7 devices sold in 10 countries after confirming a battery flaw that consumers said resulted in explosions while the handsets were charging. Attention focused on Samsung SDI, which made batteries for 70% of the devices produced.

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Samsung, Samsung Electronics
9/6/2016

Sony is gearing up to launch Xperia Ear, an earpiece that allows users to control their pocketed smartphones with voice commands. The device is part of a drive by Sony to build a future through the internet of things and services that produce recurring revenues.

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