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Sure Apple, Whatever

Apple still hasn’t set an official day for its annual autumn product launch event (aka iPhone Day), but that hasn’t stopped leaks and rumours from shedding light on what we might see some time in early September. Read More >>

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Adobe’s New Painting App Is a Tantalising Sneak Peek at the iPad’s Future

First announced last October, Adobe Fresco is the company’s next-generation painting and illustration app for tablets that harnesses AI smarts to allow artists to work with digital tools that behave and feel like traditional brushes and paints. We got an early look at the app before its release later this year, and while it’s missing a few key features, it’s still an exciting look at the next big evolution of mobile devices like the iPad. Read More >>

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Touch ID Will Reportedly Return to iPhones in 2021 With Apple’s New In-Screen Fingerprint Sensor

As impressive as Apple’s FaceID tech is, when it was first introduced on the iPhone X in 2017, many still maligned the loss of Touch ID, a feature that hasn’t been included on any new iPhones over the past two years. However, according to a new report from one of the world’s most well-respected Apple analysts, Touch ID could return to iPhones in 2021. Read More >>

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Google’s Project Zero Finds Six ‘Interactionless’ iOS Vulnerabilities Using iMessage App

Apple released bug fixes for five major security issues in iOS that can be exploited via its iMessage client app last week after they were discovered by researchers for competitor Google’s exploit-hunting Project Zero, though an additional issue was reported and not totally resolved in the iOS 2.4 update, according to the BBC. Read More >>

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We’ve Got All Your Summertime Apple Rumours Right Here

It’s hot, the summer hols are swiftly approaching and we’re still two months out from when Apple traditionally announces a new batch of iPhones. But that hasn’t stopped rumours and leaks from swirling including speculation about the next AirPods, the death of a once highly touted feature, what Apple has planned for 2020, and more. So here’s a roundup of all the latest iPhone news and rumours so you can prepare for the iPhone 11's official debut later this autumn. Read More >>

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Huawei’s OS Will Be Faster Than Android and as Hot on Privacy as Apple’s iOS

Amidst the ongoing Huawei kerfuffle that sees the US flip-flopping on whether the manufacturer is blacklisted or not, Huawei has announced it's developing its own OS that'll be better than iOS and Android. So there. Read More >>

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Apple’s iOS 13 Lets Us Fake Intimacy In FaceTime by Correcting Our Gaze to Look Into the Camera

It appears Apple is testing out a feature that will help users fake some intimacy during video calls. There’s a new feature in the third developer version of iOS 13 beta, called FaceTime Attention Correction, which corrects your gaze to make it look like you’re staring into the camera. Read More >>

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The New Service Wars Are Here to Suck Your Wallet Dry

Canon versus Nikon. Dell versus HP. Microsoft versus Apple. Tech companies have been battling over their piece of the pie for years, that isn't new. But recently, tech and non-tech companies alike have started changing up their business models so that instead of simply selling you a device and calling it a day, companies would rather sell you an ongoing subscription for the product you want, complete with a recurring monthly payment. Welcome to the Service Wars. Read More >>

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iOS 13 Will Remind You to Cancel Those Bloodsucking Subscriptions

Competition is great for the consumer, but it also means you end up having to keep tabs on umpteen different subscriptions for services like streaming music, movies, and even games. In an effort to ensure none of them get forgotten along the way, it appears as if iOS 13 will include some handy reminders about who you’re automatically paying every month. Read More >>

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How to Make Any Smartphone More Accessible and Easier to Use

We’re not all blessed with 20/20 vision, super-sharp hearing and the dexterity to easily operate a touchscreen – and even for those of us who are, it’s unlikely to last. Whether you’re adapting a phone for yourself or a friend or family member, these are all the ways you can adapt Android and iOS to make them more accessible. Read More >>

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iOS 13 Will Finally Support NFC ID Scanning in a Few Countries

iPhones have had NFC chips since the iPhone 6, but previously, Apple only allowed NFC to be used for making purchases with Apple Pay. But in iOS 13, Apple is expanding the use of NFC to other apps, and even though iOS won’t officially be available until later this autumn, countries including Japan and Germany are already planning to allow citizens to scan in their ID cards via NFC on their iPhones. Read More >>

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You Can Now Sign Into Your Google Account on iOS Using an Android Phone

Google has been on a quest to kill the password, so in its latest efforts to further that agenda, the tech giant has now made it possible to log into your Google account on iOS devices by using an Android phone. Read More >>

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The Privacy Problems Lurking in Apple’s App Store

A decade ago, privacy was declared “dead.” Now it’s risen as a global issue that governments, technologists, and consumers are fighting, often without fully understanding it. And when it comes to privacy, Apple’s App Store is one of the internet’s most important battlegrounds. Read More >>

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Apple’s Newest Luxury Product Is Privacy

Apple wants to sell you all kinds of new services: music, magazines, a TV show about the Russians landing on the Moon first. But with the announcement of iOS 13, it looks like the company is turning one of its classic features into a service all its own. Next-level privacy is about to be the best thing you get by paying the Apple tax. Read More >>

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Everything Apple Tried to Kill at WWDC 2019

For every new innovation Apple announces at WWDC, there are always a few app developers who clutch their pearls and whisper a pained “No.” That’s because Apple has a long history of taking problems solved by third-party apps and putting its own Cupertino-approved spin on things. Read More >>