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Apple's iPhone XR shown off in first 'hands-on' videos

10/18/2018, 05:10 pm

Looking to drum up publicity for the iPhone XR ahead of preorders on Friday, Apple has provided a handful of news sites and YouTubers with hands-on time.

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Here are some of the best iPhone XR cases you can buy right now

10/18/2018, 03:10 pm

The iPhone XR is practically all glass on the outside, so you'll need a case to keep it from getting scratched or broken. These are some of the best options that you can get.

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Square launches all-in-one portable Terminal with Apple Pay

10/18/2018, 02:10 pm

Square on Thursday unveiled the Terminal, a portable device meant to accept all forms of retail payment, including NFC-based platforms like Apple Pay and Google Pay.

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China App Store growth slowing, but only in short term & nothing to worry about says analyst

10/18/2018, 01:10 pm

Katy Huberty from Morgan Stanley has taken a look at Apple's App Store numbers in China, and while there does appear to be a combination of factors provoking a short-term stall in growth for Apple's iOS App Store, earnings will still be massive, and long-term Services revenue won't be impacted much, if at all.

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Trade-in guide: How to get the most money (and a $20 cash bonus) for your used iPhone, iPad or Mac ahead of Apple's iPhone XR

10/18/2018, 12:10 pm

With iPhone XR preorders beginning in mere hours (and rumored new hardware announcements during Apple's Oct. 30 event), we're rounding up where to get the most money for your used iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Mac with an exclusive cash bonus on all trades.

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Should you buy an iPhone XR or used iPhone X?

10/18/2018, 10:10 am

Preorders for Apple's iPhone XR go live in a matter of hours. If you're looking to upgrade, but don't want to spend $1,000 on an iPhone XS, the XR delivers many of the same technologies at a relatively affordable entry point. But what about a used iPhone X instead?

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iPhone will insulate TSMC from negative financial effects of US trade war with China

10/18/2018, 10:10 am

Taiwan-based chip manufacturer TSMC is predicting modest growth in the new quarter, suggesting that production of smartphone chips -- particularly for Apple's iPhone -- will offset not just weakness in cryptocurrency mining, but risks caused by the ongoing trade war between the U.S. and China.

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Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 980 more than a year behind Apple's A12 Bionic in performance

10/18/2018, 08:10 am

Following Apple's A12 Bionic powering iPhone XS and iPhone XR models, Huawei has released its own custom 7nm ARM System on a Chip. But despite using the same fab process, Huawei's Kirin 980-powered Mate 20 Pro flagship lags far behind Apple's iPhone XS A12, turning in performance scores well below last year's A11 iPhone X.

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Hands on: HyperX's Cloud Mix headset jumps between desktop gaming & your iPhone

10/18/2018, 12:10 am

The Cloud Mix attempts to break gaming headsets out of their niche by making them compatible with your iPhone, iPad, and other Bluetooth devices.

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Customized gold & titanium $6300 iPhone XS models with clockworks launched by mod shop

10/17/2018, 03:10 pm

Russia's Caviar has launched specially-customized "Grand Complications" versions of the iPhone XS and XS Max, in which the rear shell has been replaced by precious metals and a working watch mechanism.

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ARM processor for Macs coming in 2020 or 2021, Apple car in 2023 says Ming-Chi Kuo

10/17/2018, 01:10 pm

The symbiotic relationship between Apple and TSMC is expected to continue for at least five years, with chips from the foundry expected to pop up in Macs no later than 2021, and in Apple's long-awaited car effort between 2023 and 2025, if Ming-Chi Kuo is correct.

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Analysts change tune, now say $1,000 Huawei Mate 20 Androids are a bargain

10/17/2018, 12:10 pm

Analysts and commentators who spent the first half of 2018 insisting that Apple's $999 iPhone X was suffering from "disappointing" sales because of its premium price, a supposed "lack of innovation," and controversial design choices that included a camera "notch" are now telling us that Chinese companies that struggled to profit from high volumes of cheap phones will now successfully sell expensive models with an imitative notch.

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Ember's smartmugs can now track caffeine intake via the Apple Health app

10/17/2018, 11:10 am

Ember, the maker of smartmugs can that automatically regulate temperature, has added support for Apple's HealthKit platform as a way of monitoring caffeine intake.

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iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max spreading to other countries in conjunction with iPhone XR sales

10/17/2018, 08:10 am

Apple has announced that it will start selling the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR in countries beyond the launch territories, with new sales starting on Oct. 26 and Nov. 2.

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Hands on: Ultimate Ears' mainline Bluetooth speaker, the Boom 3

10/16/2018, 01:10 pm

Ultimate Ears recently refreshed its popular Boom line of Bluetooth speakers, led by the Boom 3, arguably the line's all-purpose "everyman" model.

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One month later: iPhone XS versus the iPhone XS Max

10/16/2018, 11:10 am

When upgrading to Apple's new iPhone XS, you have to choose between the 5.8-inch XS or the 6.5-inch XS Max. After spending a month with both phones, there's a few real-world differences between the two models that may be worth knowing about before reaching a decision.

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Qualcomm & FTC ask for more time to reach settlement in Apple-connected antitrust case

10/16/2018, 10:10 am

Qualcomm and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission have asked a federal judge to postpone a preliminary ruling in the latter's antitrust case, as the two sides are hoping to pursue a settlement.

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Apple apologizes to Chinese users after iCloud phishing spree

10/16/2018, 08:10 am

Apple is "deeply apologetic" that some users in China had been pilfered by assailants -- but at the same time noted that the attacks would have been prevented had the victims been using security measures that Apple enables to protect accounts from such thefts.

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Apple supply chain wary of reduced iPhone orders for Q4

10/16/2018, 07:10 am

Parts of the supply chain are tempering their expectations on iPhone sales for the remainder of 2018, a report claims, with weak sales said to be feared by suppliers based in Taiwan, despite the impending launch of the iPhone XR.

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Tip: How to recover deleted files from iCloud on your Mac or iOS device

10/15/2018, 02:10 pm

Many of our files are now hosted from inside of iCloud and you may not even know it. Not only does it this make them available on all your devices, but files can actually be recovered should they ever be deleted -- at least most of the time.

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