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Lightning Earbuds With Built-in Charging Make Avoiding Wireless Slightly Easier

After the initial outrage of Apple removing the headphone jack from the iPhone 7 died down, users not wanting to go wireless soon realized that using the phone’s Lightning port meant they could no longer charge while listening to music. Pioneer’s new Rayz Plus earbuds include a simple solution to that problem, but…

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Why These ‘Revolutionary’ ’80s Gadgets Totally Failed

Besides bad hair, pleated jeans, and 21 Jump Street, the ‘80s brought us a remarkable technological revolution. Nintendo changed the living room forever with the introduction of the NES in 1985. IBM, Apple, and the Commodore 64 ushered the personal PC into our lives. Even the internet breathed a few gasps of air with…

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How to Secure Your Home From Corporate Snoopers

Looks like corporate Big Brother might be watching your every move. Last week Vizio was forced to pay millions for secretly snooping on customers, but the TV tech giant isn’t the first corporation to go 1984 on your home. Amazon and Google have microphones in every room thanks to the Echo and Home, and Samsung and

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It Looks a Whole Lot Like the Next iPhone Will Have Wireless Charging

Apple just quietly joined Wireless Power Consortium, a group of 214 companies dedicated to promoting wireless charging through its “Qi” standard, fueling rumors that the next iPhone will include the technology.

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Building Apple’s New Campus Sounds Like a Damn Nightmare

Steve Jobs was known for his perfectionism, insistence on innovation, megalomania, and making workers’ lives miserable. Now that he’s gone, Apple’s quality control has continued to slide. But Jobs’ final project, a new corporate headquarters, may be his most demanding tantrum of all.

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Silicon Valley Innovators Disrupt Trump Administration by Drafting a Cool Letter

Yesterday, word started circulating that tech’s very big, very powerful companies were weighing sending a joint letter to Donald Trump concerning the Muslim Ban. A letter, apparently, that would make it painfully clear they intend to do nothing to stop him.

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Oh Yes, Apple Just Filed a Patent for a Sick Vape

Apple has patented some weird stuff in the past year—remember Bag, the foldable phone, and the phone that’s all screen? Yet its latest application puts even those strange ideas to shame. Get ready, Congressman Duncan Hunter: Apple just filed a patent for a vaporizer.

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So It’s True: Apple Is Releasing Its Own ‘Find My AirPods’ 

Apple just released the first seed of iOS 10.3 to software developers this morning, and it packs in a bunch of new capabilities, one of which is the introduction of a new feature that helps you find misplaced AirPods.Read more… Continue reading

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Foxconn Might Build a US Factory But That Doesn’t Mean iPhones Will Get Made Here

Reports from The Wall Street Journal the Nikkei Asian Review indicate that Foxconn, the manufacturer that assembles iPhones for Apple, is considering building a $7 billion display factory in the United States.

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Foxconn Might Build a US Factory But That Doesn’t Mean iPhones Will Get Made Here

Reports from The Wall Street Journal the Nikkei Asian Review indicate that Foxconn, the manufacturer that assembles iPhones for Apple, is considering building a $7 billion display factory in the United States.

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The Original iPhone Is Dead

The original iPhone has died. AT&T, the phone’s only carrier, decided to end its support for 2G cellular networks, thus rendering the original iPhone useless. This means that iPhone can no longer make calls or send text messages. He was just nine and a half years old.

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If Apple’s Video Plan Is Really This Half-Assed, It Will Be a Disaster

Apple is preparing to film its own original scripted TV shows and potentially movies, according to a new Wall Street Journal report. Apple executives are reportedly already in discussion with industry veterans about how to create shows comparable to Netflix’s Stranger Things or HBO’s Westworld. If all goes according…

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‘Finder For AirPods’ App Mysteriously Disappears From App Store Without Much Explanation From Apple

Apple announced its AirPods in September just as the company officially made clear its plans to kill the headphone jack on the iPhone. The only real concern about the goofy-looking wireless earbuds was whether they’d be too easy to lose. iOS development team Deucks decided to fight this probability with an app that…

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Turn Your Apple Watch Into a Tiny Macintosh Computer While it Charges

Turning the Apple Watch on its side while it’s charging overnight puts it in Nightstand Mode so you can always see the time. But with Elgato’s amusing new W3 stand, instead of a tiny alarm clock, your Apple Watch becomes a miniature replica of the original Macintosh computer on your bedside table.

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People Keep Finding Coins in Their MacBooks and Nobody Knows Why

Look, I love my Macbook, but Apple’s products are often (rightly) criticized for being too expensive. We finally have an explanation for the huge price gouge customers have come to expect: they’re made with literal money!

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Is This Apple’s Click Wheel iPhone Prototype?

Sonny Dickson has images and video of what he claims is the iPod-based interface—including a gnarly-looking, on-screen click wheel—that almost beat out iOS for the iPhone. Whether it’s legitimate or not, let me just say this: thank Christ it didn’t see the light of day.

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A New Accessory Makes the MacBook Pro Actually Suitable For Pros

One of the biggest professional gripes about the new MacBook Pro—dongle issues aside—is its lack of upgradability. Apple made the decision to solder the storage onto the logic board (just as it does with RAM), making it impossible for users to upgrade past the capacity they choose at the time of purchase.

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Turn it on! Future iPhones and iPads to have ‘theatre mode’ for use in cinemas

Apple leaker says new icon will feature on next iOs update to reduce annoyance caused by smartphones during screenings

Future versions of the iPad and iPhone may include a newly designed “theatre mode”, designed to overcome the annoyance caused to filmgoers by cinema patrons checking their smartphones.

iOS 10.3 to feature a new Theatre mode – will include a new popcorn-shaped Control Center icon.

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iPhone Production Is Probably Never Coming to the United States

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No matter what President-elect Donald Trump might say, bringing iPhone manufacturing to the US is probably never going to happen. We’ve covered the reasons why making an iPhone in the US doesn’t make sense before, but a new report from The New York Times highlights a new factor: Huge incentives and concessions made by the Chinese government.

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Apple’s MacBook Pro Battery Problems Are Getting Embarrassing

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Apple’s long-awaited refresh of its MacBook Pro line is disappointing for many reasons, but it looks like we have something else to add to the list: awfully unpredictable battery life. The problem is significant enough that it might just topple Apple’s machine from its throne.

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