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Apple’s WWDC 2018 Keynote Will Actually be Watchable on Chrome and Firefox

One of the most irritating things about being a tech journalist who doesn't use Apple products used to be the fact that Apple would only ever stream its product launches through Safari. Or specifically Safari on an Apple device, which made it very difficult to actually watch them try and peddle their latest product lineup. That changed with the launch of Edge, though that still wasn't ideal because Edge is still pretty crappy. Read More >>

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Apple May Finally Give iPhones Fast-Charging At No Extra Cost

While we’re still waiting to see if predictions about Apple launching three new phones in 2018 are true, another iPhone rumour has cropped up foretelling a small change that could have a pretty big impact. Read More >>

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Siri Easter Egg Hints It Will Be Less Terrible After WWDC

Siri easter eggs can range from dorky to almost fun, but a new one is hinting that Apple’s voice assistant is about to get a major upgrade. Read More >>

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Apple Begins Removing CallKit Apps From Chinese App Store, Citing New Cybersecurity Laws

Apple has begun removing applications that use the CallKit framework from the Chinese version of its App Store after the nation’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology moved to more strictly enforce recent cybersecurity regulations, per a report in 9to5Mac. Read More >>

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Samsung’s Latest Ad is All About How Apple Throttled Those iPhones

When it was discovered that Apple had been throttling older iPhone models without telling anyone, people rightly had some strong words to say about it. While the company insisted that the move designed to ensure a consistent user experience, and not to try and force them to upgrade, they were forced to make amends to everyone that had been affected. That means discounted battery replacements, and giving people the option to turn off throttling - though that may lead to "unexpected shutdowns". Read More >>

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Future iPhones Could Scan the Veins Beneath Your Face, Apple Patent Suggests

Apple has been granted a patent, first filed in 2015, that could lead to huge enhancements in the iPhone’s biometric powers by using “pulsed radiation” to peer into users’ veins. A relatively recent wave of similar patents could point to a new sub-dermal standard in future generations of smartphones and wearables. Read More >>

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Here’s a £3,400 ‘iPhone X Tesla’ With a Solar Panel, If You Have Way Too Much Money or Something

Russian phone accessory maker Caviar has begun sales of a $4,500 “iPhone X Tesla” with an attached solar panel, if for some reason you happened to have thousands of dollars lying around you don’t need, and also feel like leaving your pricey electronics sitting around baking in the sun. Read More >>

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So What’s the Next iPhone Going To Be Called?

Your brand new iPhone X ain’t that brand new anymore, and as it passes the six-month marker of its existence, one has to wonder “What’s next?” No doubt a new fleet of iPhones from Apple, but even that presumption presents yet another question posed by philosophers across the internet: “What’s the next iPhone gonna be called?” What, indeed, you great thinker. Read More >>

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Give the Finger to Jony Ive With a Case That Makes Your iPhone X Look Like the Original

It’s easy to look back on the original iPhone 2G with reverence. It revolutionised the mobile phone industry, and paved the way for our lives to be taken over by mobile apps. And for the three of you who yearn for a modern smartphone wrapped in 2007 design aesthetics, Spigen’s created an iPhone X case that will make your device look like Apple’s original game changer. Read More >>

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It Looks Like Apple’s Tool That Stops Police From Hacking Your iPhone Isn’t Coming to iOS 11.4

Security researchers at a password-recovery firm claimed to have found an encryption feature in the beta of iOS 11.4 that would definitely make your device more secure and might even prevent authorities to use the cracking tools that have cropped up recently. Sadly, it appears the tool will not be included in the final release, as was previously reported—and it may have never been there at all. Read More >>

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Apple Slapped With Lawsuit Over Faulty MacBook Pro Keyboards

Apple’s much-maligned butterfly keyboard design has bugged customers since its release, and now its landed the company in court. Per AppleInsider, the company was hit with a class action lawsuit filed in US federal court Friday that alleges Apple knew of defects in the keyboard before the product launched. Read More >>

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Bringing iMessage to Windows Would be Sick, And Possibly The Start of Something Bigger

One of the most interesting tidbits of news to come out of Microsoft’s Build developer conference earlier this week was the company’s upcoming Your Phone app, which attempts to bridge the gap between mobile and desktop messaging by letting you send and receive texts (along with some more advanced screen-sharing and file-transferring features) from your phone on your Windows 10 computer. Read More >>

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Apple Is Reportedly Cracking Down on Apps That Covertly Share Your Location Data

At a time when every tech company is desperate to avoid news that third-parties got their hands on user data without their knowledge, Apple is reportedly cracking down on app developers who have been transmitting users’ locations without their consent. The practice has long been part of Apple’s guidelines, but apparently wasn’t being properly enforced. Read More >>

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Signal’s Disappearing Messages Have a Huge Flaw on Macs

A bevy of secure messaging options exist to serve the needs of whistleblowers, journalists, and those wanting greater privacy in general, and among them Signal has become one of the most trusted. It even comes baked in with “disappearing” messages that users can set to self-destruct anywhere from five seconds to one week after they’re checked. Read More >>

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Apple’s iOS Will Reportedly Soon Have a Feature That Locks Down USB Data Access After a Week

Apple’s latest move in its ongoing war of words with the FBI, the US National Security Agency, and other intelligence and law enforcement agencies over encryption is a feature that turns off USB data access on locked iOS devices. Read More >>