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Wireless charging – Graphic of the day

Apple’s embrace of wireless charging may be a defining moment for a technology that’s languished for years. Today’s graphic shows how wireless charging works.

 

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Smart watches compared – Graphic of the day

The new Apple Watch can receive phone calls and messages, play music, serve as a digital wallet and monitor heart rates. The watches will come in three collections, including a sport edition and an upscale line coated in 18-karat gold. Today’s graphic compares the Apple Watch to seven competitors already on the market.

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Smartphone comparison – Graphic of the day

Yesterday, Apple unveiled two new iPhones, the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus. Today’s graphic compares the new iPhones to seven major smartphone competitors.

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Journalist spotlight: Christina Farr on her scoop of Apple preparing HealthKit rollout

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Last week, Reuters was first with the news that Apple Inc has been discussing how its “HealthKit” service will work with health providers at Mount Sinai, the Cleveland Clinic and Johns Hopkins as well as with Allscripts, a competitor to electronic health records provider Epic Systems. The application aims to make health data, such as blood pressure, pulse and weight, available for consumers and health providers to view in one place. The story, by Reuters correspondent Christina Farr, was covered widely by media outlets in the U.S. and abroad. In a Reuters Best: Journalist Spotlight Q&A, Christina offers an inside look at how she scored the scoop.

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Smartphone market share – graphic of the day

Worldwide smartphone market share for Samsung and Apple dipped in the second quarter, according to IDC. Today’s graphic shows the total smartphone shipments and market share breakdown.

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Flagship smartphones compared – graphic of the day

Amazon’s new smartphone, which joins their “Fire” lineup of tablets and streaming devices, aims to stand out in a crowded field dominated by Apple and Samsung. The new 3D Fire phone seeks to offer shoppers instant gratification by recognizing thousands of products, television shows and songs and allowing users to immediately buy them on Amazon. Today’s graphic compares the new Amazon Fire to six major competitors on the smartphone market.

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Apple’s major acquisitions – graphic of the day

On Friday, news broke that Apple is close to paying a record $3.2 billion for Beats Electronics. This is significant, considering that Apple has not made a billion-dollar acquisition in over a decade. Today’s graphic shows the company’s major acquisitions since 1997.

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Media streaming device comparison – graphic of the day

Yesterday, Amazon unveiled its new media streaming device, offering the hardware as well as a $39.99 gaming controller for its own fast-growing online content services. Today’s graphic compares the new Fire TV to its main competitors from Apple, Google and Roku.

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Apple vs. Samsung – graphic of the day

Yesterday, A U.S. judge rejected Apple’s request for a permanent sales ban in the U.S. against some older Samsung smartphones. Today’s graphic is a timeline of Apple’s continuing legal battle with Samsung. Apple’s claims on infringements made by Samsung in their original suit are categorized in three groups, highlighted below.

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UPDATE: Flagship smartphones compared – graphic of the day

UPDATE: We took your comments to heart and added the Google Nexus 5.

Yesterday, Samsung unveiled the latest version of its Galaxy smartphone, the S5. Market expectations for the new device remain subdued, given its comparative lack of innovation. Today’s graphic is a side-by-side comparison of the flagship smartphones from seven of the major players in the industry.

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