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Apple’s Upcoming Streaming Service Is Reportedly So Bland Staff Are Calling It ‘Expensive NBC’

Apple’s new streaming service reportedly has a $1 billion (£764 million) budget, but apparently it can’t buy some nerve. The company has long censored its walled-garden offerings on platforms like the App Store, and per a report in the Wall Street Journal on Saturday, Apple is still aiming to keep its content offerings squeaky clean, with little “gratuitous sex, profanity or violence.” The desire to keep everything family-friendly is reportedly delaying or interfering with many projects. and the Journal writes that Apple’s own staff in Los Angeles have begun referring to the streaming project as “expensive NBC.” Read More >>

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Check Out the iPhone XS’ Weirdo Battery

Apple’s hyped up new iPhones hold a lot of allure. Clad in a silver, space grey, or a rich gold finish and featuring the new A12 Bionic chip inside, the recently debuted iPhone XS represents the best tech Apple can jam in a phone. So naturally, one of the first things people did after getting their hands on one was tear it apart and see what’s inside. And would you just look at that battery? Read More >>

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You Have No Excuse for Crappy Passwords Anymore

The password itself is crappy. It’s a fundamentally flawed mechanism for securing our accounts and data that should have died long ago. That means poorly crafted passwords are doubly bad. But with the release of iOS 12 and recent updates to Android, truly terrible passwords—your 123456, facebookpassw0rd, or dEadP3tsnAme—have lost all reason to exist. Read More >>

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Code Discovered in iOS 12.1 Beta Suggests Apple’s iPad Event Is Coming Very Soon

As exciting as three new iPhones and a new Apple Watch with a built-in ECG may (or may not) have been for you, there were a lot of updates for other Apple products that we expected to see last week, but didn’t get. Read More >>

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Get Food Delivered While Queuing For Your iPhone XS on Friday

If you're hoping to pick up an iPhone XS or an iPhone XS Max on Friday, chances are you're going to find yourself queuing outside a shop for a considerable amount of time. Well, Deliveroo wants to help keep you well-fed while you're in a queue: it's just announced it will be delivering food to hungry bellies outside Apple shops on Friday. Read More >>

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Ireland Not Keen on Cashing Apple’s £12bn Tax Cheque

Apple has paid the massive back tax pile the EU said it owed Ireland over alleged state aid violations, but instead of blowing the money on loads of skyscrapers, high-speed train networks, bridges and tunnels and installing big wheels in every town and city across the nation, Irish politicians are keeping the money safe and untouched in an account. And trying to be allowed to give it back. Read More >>

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Apple’s Using Your Call and Text Data to Figure Out Whether to ‘Trust’ Your Devices

Apple has an interesting new method for combating fraud — administering “trust scores.” Read More >>

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19 Things You Can Do in iOS 12 That You Couldn’t Do Before

Happy belated iOS 12 day, everybody—after being announced back in June, the final version of Apple’s mobile OS was pushed out to eager iPhone and iPad users across the world yesterday. You’ll need an iPhone 5C or newer or a 2013 iPad or newer (anything that could run iOS 11, essentially), and when you’ve got the software installed, here’s everything you can do. Read More >>

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Apple’s AirPower Might be ‘Doomed’

When Apple’s long-awaited wireless charging mat was a complete no-show during the recent iPhone Xs launch event, alarm bells started to sound. After teasing the device a full year ago alongside the announcement of iPhone X, AirPower doesn’t seem to be making any progress. Read More >>

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Apple Watch 4’s ECG Sensor Can Identify a Certain Heart Defect With 98% Accuracy

Thought Apple's latest wearable only had a shiny new screen to boast about? Think again. Not only is the Apple Watch 4's new display obscenely sharp, the gadget also packs in a range of sophisticated health features, including new ECG tech that can monitor and identify heart defects. Read More >>

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Maybe You Should Just Buy an Old iPhone

If you missed the memo, Apple showed off new iPhones this week, but it also kept a few older models on sale—all the way back to the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, which first made their bow back in 2016. But maybe your iPhone doesn’t have to be a new new iPhone. Read More >>

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Bigger Phones, Bigger Watches, Forever And Ever

There’s dread in my bones at every iPhone event now. Tim Cook and his pals stand on that stage and they smile up at the audience and they patiently explain to us why their new phones are their best phones even though those same phones have gotten too damn big. It seems like it’s been happening that way forever and is gonna keep happening until we’re balancing 50-inch TVs on our shoulders to talk to family and friends. Read More >>

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Apple Magically Makes the Notch Disappear

If you’re planning to buy one of the new iPhones Apple just announced, you should know something by now: It will have a notch. Read More >>

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Yes, You Can Own the Movies You Buy from Apple, Kinda

On Wednesday, a man went viral after posting his dispute with Apple over three movies that he’d previously purchased that suddenly disappeared from his iTunes library. Many people took it as an opportunity to remember that ownership is dead and we’re all just renting. It’s also an opportunity to remember that’s not exactly the case. Read More >>

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This Is the iPhone Xs You Should Buy

The iPhone Xs will be available for preorder in just a few short hours on 14th September. While we haven’t had the chance to actually review the thing yet, we’re pretty sure a lot of people have already made up their minds that it’s time for a new phone. Read More >>