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Opinion: iPhone 8 sales probably are low, as iPhone X sales are going to be huge

The $64,000 question of the moment seems to be: How well (or badly) is the iPhone 8 selling?

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Friday, October 20, 2017 - 10:34

Hands-on: Nomad case options for iPhone 8 Plus [Video]

With each new iPhone release you can always be sure that the Leather-centric folks over at Nomad are soon to follow with updated case options. Nomad sent over several new cases for the iPhone X and the iPhone 8 Plus, but since the X isn’t yet in hand, this post and video will focus on the iPhone 8 Plus. more…

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Friday, October 20, 2017 - 11:25

Report: Apple COO meeting with Foxconn chairman to talk iPhone X production issues

Apple COO Jeff Williams will reportedly visit TSMC this month for the suppliers 30th anniversary. While Williams is traveling, he is also expected to discuss iPhone X production issues with Foxconn chairman Terry Gou.

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Friday, October 20, 2017 - 12:28

Apple releases fourth iOS 11.1 and watchOS 4.1 betas

Four days after releasing the third beta version, Apple has released the fourth iOS 11.1 beta for iPhone and iPad. iOS 11.1 beta includes the return of 3D Touch gestures for multitasking as well as hundreds of new emoji characters including “Woman with Headscarf, Bearded Person, Breastfeeding, Zombie” and plenty more. Apple has also released the fourth beta version of watchOS 4.1 beta with Apple Music and Radio streaming.

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Friday, October 20, 2017 - 13:08

9to5Rewards: Blast Motion’s iPhone-connected sports sensors improve your game [Giveaway]

This week we’re partnering with Blast Motion to giveaway one of its popular iPhone-connected baseball, golf, or athletic performance accessories. Head below to find out how you could win.

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Friday, October 20, 2017 - 15:24

Billboard shifting how it charts Apple Music and other streaming services next year

Billboard has announced that it will adjust how it weights and calculates streaming music starting in 2018. Changes will include more weight given for paid music services like Apple Music than ad-supported services.

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Friday, October 20, 2017 - 16:31

Apple adds Amazon Studios alum to its original content team for international role

Apple is expanding its original content team with a new hire from Amazon Studios. Variety reports that Morgan Wandell is joining Apple to develop original content for international audiences after serving a similar role at Amazon.

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Friday, October 20, 2017 - 16:50

Apple invites Upgrade Program members to ‘get a head start on your upgrade to iPhone X’

We’re fully expecting the iPhone X pre-order and launch period to be chaotic, and Apple wants its iPhone Upgrade Program members to have the smoothest experience possible. For that reason, Apple is pushing IUP members to ‘get a head start on your upgrade to iPhone X’ starting Monday, October 23, ahead of pre-orders on Friday, October 27.

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Friday, October 20, 2017 - 22:16

Apple’s new Chicago flagship store is more than an architectural marvel [Gallery]

Apple opened a new flagship store in downtown Chicago yesterday and it is stunning. Sitting right along the Chicago River, Apple Michigan Avenue has been moved south about 5 blocks. 14 years ago Apple opened its first flagship store here in Chicago, and now they are doubling down on their mission: stores aren’t just for making money.

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Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 11:02

Comment: How the iPhone 8 & iPhone X pave the way for a fully enclosed, single piece of glass design

I’ve been using the iPhone 8 Plus for about a month now, and while it’s largely a holdover until the more exciting iPhone X next month, the iPhone 8 is a great phone in and of itself. The improvements are subtle yet contribute nicely to a notable improvement over its predecessors.

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Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 12:06

As Spotify launches ‘RISE’ competitor, Apple files trademark for ‘Apple Music Up Next’

Spotify this week announced a new “RISE” program that’s eerily similar to Apple Music’s “Up Next” series. Both aim to highlight up and coming artists that represent the future of music, and Apple has showcased many of its artists prominently on Apple Music and on TV.

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Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 12:21

Latest video of iPhone X in the wild shows off white design and more

As we approach the release of the iPhone X next month, the device continues to make appearances in the wild. We shared a video and a handful of images of the device earlier this month, and now another close-up look of the iPhone X in white has hit the web…

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Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 14:35

Project Fi Review: Seamless Wireless Service from Google

Google’s Project Fi combines a trio of networks into a first-class wireless service with an unparalleled customer experience, though it’s not the cheapest option out there.

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Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 06:00

Logitech's Circle 2 Wired is the best camera with Apple's HomeKit - for now

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Logitech's Circle 2 has been available for a little while, but only recently did the company add HomeKit support to the Wired model -- making it just one of two security cameras in the entire smarthome market with that integration. The results are reasonably good, but some missing features prevent a whole-hearted recommendation.

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Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 02:36

Nokia 9 leaked back cover confirms dual-camera setup, rear-mounted fingerprint sensor

If you haven't gotten too attached to HMD's first true flagship smartphone, the Nokia 8, then you might like the next top-tier handset coming from the Finnish company.

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Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 23:43

Windows 10 now includes anti-cheat protection for games

Windows 10's Fall Creators Update is full of changes, but one of the understated additions could make a big difference if you're a gamer. Microsoft has switched on its previously teased TruePlay feature, which promises to protect against "common" che...

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Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 23:04

Fiber optic lines can double as earthquake detectors

You might not need an extensive sensor network or a host of volunteers to detect earthquakes in the future -- in fact, the lines supplying your internet access might do the trick. Researchers have developed technology that detects seismic activity t...

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Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 01:47

Some U.K. smartphone users continue to get charged for phones that were already paid off

Some U.K. smartphone users could be overpaying for their carrier's service according to Citizen's Advice. The latter is a network of 316 independent charities throughout the United Kingdom that advise people about money, legal and consumer issues.

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Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 16:38

You can now send money in Facebook Messenger with PayPal

Skype and, now, Facebook Messenger are just some of the chat services that allow users to send money. However, the option is only enabled for users in selected markets. PayPal allowed Messenger users to shop and pay using its money services since last year, but the option to send money to family and friends wasn't available until today.

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Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 22:49

Google will give you $1,000 to hack Android’s most popular apps

In order to help ensure that the Google Play Store remains secure and safe, Google has partnered with several app developers to offer an increased bug bounty on those who can help find and fix exploits within Android apps.

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Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 15:54

Vizio M65-EO review

In our Vizio M65-EO review we evaluate the latest from the bargain-TV king, which packs impressive 4K resolution, stunning HDR, and unlike last year’s model, a useful remote control.

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Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 16:15

Billboard Charts will weigh streaming services more heavily in 2017

Billboard Charts has announced a change in the way it handles its streaming services. Starting in 2018, will begin to weigh streaming services more heavily in an attempt to keep track with the changing industry.

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Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 16:52

Live the experience of Blade Runner with the free VR experience 'Memory Lab'

The free VR experience 'Memory Lab' puts you in the shoes of a replicant Blade Runner on the streets of Los Angeles in 2049 as you try to cover up evidence of your own horrific crime.

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Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 17:26

The Moon is a floating eyeball that can control and monitor your house

If you're looking for an elegant hi-tech centerpiece for your smart house, the Moon is a floating camera with a 360-degree range that can monitor your house and integrate with all your connected devices.

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Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 19:27

When protecting medical devices from hacks, is the cure worse than the disease?

Numerous medical devices, such as pacemakers, are at risk of being hacked, but the updates meant to protect these devices can occasionally cause them to malfunction, leading doctors in a difficult situation.

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Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 19:28

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