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Apple Just Killed iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle

Two more members of the Apple family just got put in the ground. On Thursday, a company spokesperson confirmed to The Verge that it has “officially discontinued” the iPod Shuffle and the iPod Nano. Read More >>

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Brilliant Augmented Reality App Lets You Star in Your Own ’80s Music Video

One of the most memorable music videos of the 1980s is A-ha’s “Take On Me” featuring a young woman who’s pulled into a world that looks like it only exists as crude pencil sketches. The video took 16 weeks to animate by hand, but Trixi Studios created an augmented reality app that can recreate the effect in real-time. Read More >>

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Adobe is Finally Killing Flash (For Real, This Time)

Here it is, hiding halfway down the company’s latest press release, like a guillotine in a crowded town square: “Adobe is planning to end-of-life Flash.” Boom. That’s the sound of the blade dropping, and Flash, finally, thankfully, mercifully dying. Because Adobe just killed it. Read More >>

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Here’s The Rock’s ‘Biggest, Coolest, Sexiest, Funnest Movie Ever’… With Siri

Yesterday, Dwayne Johnson — y'know, The Rock — dropped a bombshell: he had a new film coming out, funded by Apple, co-starring Siri. Read More >>

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Apple’s Patented iPhone Panic Button Might Not Make You Much Safer

Could future iPhones come with a built-in panic button to discreetly summon the fuzz? It’s certainly a possibility, judging by Apple’s recent patent filings. Read More >>

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The Best Features That Android and iOS Still Haven’t Stolen From Each Other

A long time ago, in a smartphone scene pretty different to this one, you could tell Android and iOS apart from a distance. Nowadays, it’s not quite as straightforward, given the number of features and ideas these two powerhouse mobile OSes have borrowed from each other over the years. There are still some crucial differences between them though. Read More >>

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Google Calendar Update Ensures You’ll Never Be Late For That Extra Important Meeting

Does Google run your life? Good news! Your daily existence is about to get a whole lot less tardy. Read More >>

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iOS 11 Has a Secret Feature That Lets You Stomp Around Cities Like Godzilla

With the introduction of iOS 11 and a development tool called ARKit, Apple is betting that augmented reality could be the next revolutionary feature for smartphones. At the very least, it’s facilitated a secret feature that lets iPhone users pretend they’re giant monsters stomping through a tiny city. Read More >>

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PSA: Check Your App Subscriptions So You Don’t Get Stung

Thanks to the helter-skelter pace of modern living it can be all too easy to sign up for a free trial or a month’s worth of a particular service, and then before you know it, you’re getting billed for a ton of apps you’re not using and don’t really need. Checking up on your subscriptions could save you a serious chunk of change—here’s how to do it. Read More >>

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Report: Apple Hopes to Replace Fingerprints With a 3D Face Scanner on iPhone 8

Yesterday, a leak from one of the most reliable Apple rumour sleuths claimed that the iPhone 8 won’t feature a fingerprint scanner integrated into the display. That feature has been expected for some time. But if a new report is correct, it seems that fingerprints are going to be replaced with 3D facial recognition. Read More >>

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iOS 11’s Portrait Mode Is Much Improved

As of a few days ago, Apple's iOS 11 beta is in the hands of any member of the public that wants to give it a whirl. If you're a budding iPhone photographer, you might be interested to know that the iPhone 7 Plus' Portrait mode has been supercharged with two very useful things: HDR multi-image capture, and optical image stabilisation. Read More >>

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How to Make Your Own Smart Speaker

If you like the idea of the Amazon Echo, the Google Home, or the Apple HomePod, but you’d rather not spend any money on any of them, would prefer to control as many of the variables as possible, or just want something fun to do over the weekend you can build one at home for yourself by repurposing an old phone, tablet, or Raspberry Pi you’ve got lying around. Read More >>

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Guy Who Worked on the iPhone Shows Off Some Clunky Prototypes 

In case you didn’t see one of the endless internet posts on the subject—yesterday was the 10th anniversary of the iPhone’s release. Hurray! Amongst the painful wankery about how the iPhone “changed everything” emerged one actually interesting bit: A look at some clumsy early prototypes of the combination iPod, phone, and internet communicator. Read More >>

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The iPhone Forever Changed How We Read Takes on the Internet

Before the iPhone was released, there were very few iPhone takes on the internet. 10 years ago, that changed. Now there are lots of takes. Read More >>

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The iPhone Turns 10 Today, but How Many of You Actually Bought One?

June 29th 2007 was a big day, because that was the day Apple released a little-known device called the iPhone onto the world. That's right, it's been ten years since we were first able to get our hands on iOS - even if the App Store wouldn't launch until a year later. Read More >>