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The Biggening

November 2, 2018

Everything is already big. The iPhone SE died. The iPad Mini was last upgraded in 2015. The 11-inch MacBook Air died years ago. The smaller Series 4 Apple Watch has a bigger display than the larger Series 3 Apple Watch. Apple’s smallest devices are slowly getting bigger and the company’s events don’t suggest those ambitions […]

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Siri Shortcuts app gets updated with weather, alarms, timers and more

November 1, 2018

Alongside today’s announcements of new iPads and Mac, Apple also rolled out an updated version of its Siri Shortcuts app. The app, first introduced at WWDC, arrived with iOS 12 as a way to unlock Siri’s potential by allowing users to create their own custom voice commands and workflows. Now, it can do a few […]

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More than 25 years later, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is still the greatest Games to Play Before You Die

October 31, 2018

Apple chief design officer Jony Ive and Apple CEO Tim Cook check out the new iPhone XR during an Apple special event.Image: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Is the Apple Watch really a watch? Do big tech companies like Apple have a responsibility to society based on the impact of the products they make? In an interview […]

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China planted chips in Apple and Amazon servers, report claims

October 29, 2018

Both firms deny report they found chips giving backdoor access to computers and data A Chinese military unit has been inserting tiny microchips into computer servers used by companies including Apple and Amazon that give China unprecedented backdoor access to computers and data, according to a new denied Bloombergs report. Amazon said: Its untrue that […]

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Elon Musk steps down as Tesla chairman: What happens next? Technically Speaking

October 26, 2018

Image: IFIXIT Teardowns of Apple hardware have repeatedly revealed just how difficult it is to repair. Apple doesn’t want you to repair its devices, so why make it easy? But with the introduction of the T2 chip, Apple switched from deterring repairs to outright blocking them by anyone other than Apple authorized service providers. The […]

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Apple reportedly plans to give away its TV content, because that worked well with U2

October 20, 2018

Apple has answered two questions in one day, or rather a CNBC report citing someone within the company has. Why are the shows it’s planning so allegedly boring? And what does it plan to do to get a foot in the door in an increasingly competitive streaming-media market? They’re going to repeat the success they […]

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The accessibility of the iPhone XS Max

October 17, 2018

Steven Aquino Is the display big enough? I freely admit to having a few moments of contemplation, in the midst of testing the XS Max with my year-old X nearby, where I wondered if the latter’s 5.8-inch screen was big enough for my needs. (Apple also gave me a regular XS to test, but since […]

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Some iPhone XS and XS Max devices have an annoying charging problem

October 16, 2018

The brand new iPhone XS and XS Max devices have a weird charging error.Image: mashable Some iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max owners are having trouble charging their devices. Owners across the web are complaining that some of Apple’s latest iPhones are not charging properly when plugged in, MacRumors pointed out Saturday. The problem seems […]

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Googles latest hardware innovation: Price

October 16, 2018

With its latest consumer hardware products, Google’s prices are undercutting Apple, Samsung and Amazon. The search giant just unveiled its latest flagship smartphone, tablet and smart home device, all available at prices well below their direct competitors. Where Apple and Samsung are pushing prices of its latest products even higher, Google is seemingly happy to […]

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Facebooks ex-CSO, Alex Stamos, defends its decision to inject ads in WhatsApp

October 15, 2018

Alex Stamos, Facebook’s former chief security officer, who left the company this summer to take up a role in academia, has made a contribution to what’s sometimes couched as a debate about how to monetize (and thus sustain) commercial end-to-end encrypted messaging platforms in order that the privacy benefits they otherwise offer can be as widely […]

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