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Second iPhone battery fire in two days affects Spanish Apple store

01/10/2018, 05:01 pm

Apple's Calle Colon store in Valencia, Spain was evacuated on Wednesday after an iPhone's battery exploded during repair, filling one floor of the building with smoke.

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Video: Next generation iPhone SE 2 may have a glass back for Qi charging

01/10/2018, 03:01 pm

According to a recent rumor, the next-generation "iPhone SE 2" may feature a glass back just like the iPhone 8 and iPhone X, suggesting it will feature wireless charging.

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T-Mobile offers up to $700 off second iPhone in latest promo

01/10/2018, 02:01 pm

The U.S. branch of T-Mobile is running a new "Buy One Get One" promotion in which people buying an iPhone can get up to $700 off a second, as long as they meet the right criteria.

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Satechi Type-C 75W Multiport Travel Charger capable of powering a MacBook Pro

01/10/2018, 02:01 pm

Accessory producer Satechi revealed its Type-C 75WMultiport Travel Charger, capable of charging up to four devices simultaneously, with it also capable of providing enough power to recharge a MacBook and an MacBook Pro as well as iPhones, iPads, and other devices.

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Private messaging iPhone app Confide develops screenshot-defeating 'ScreenShield'

01/10/2018, 12:01 pm

Secure messaging app Confide has come up with a way to prevent messages appearing in its iOS app from being captured in a screenshot, with the firm also offering its 'ScreenShield' technology in a development kit to help keep messages and other content protected in other apps.

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Niantic's 'Pokemon Go' to go iOS 11-only in late February

01/10/2018, 10:01 am

As of Feb. 28, people will no longer be able to play Niantic's "Pokemon Go" on devices without iOS 11 -- cutting off access on some older iPhones and iPads.

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Apple's iPhone X tops November sales in China, Japan & Great Britain

01/10/2018, 09:01 am

The iPhone X did particularly well during its November launch, claiming the lead in three markets, despite Apple losing some share in the overall smartphone market.

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Philips launches Hue Entertainment, teases Hue Sync for Macs, Hue 3.0 for iPhones & iPads

01/10/2018, 08:01 am

Philips used this week's CES to announce a series of software-related upgrades to its Hue lighting system, including the immediate launch of Hue Entertainment, and new apps for both desktop and mobile devices.

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U.S. government questions Apple over iPhone slowdown debacle

01/09/2018, 10:01 pm

Following revelations that the French government opened an investigation into Apple's decision to throttle the performance of older iPhones with deteriorated batteries, a U.S. senator on Tuesday sent a letter to CEO Tim Cook requesting details about the hardware policy.

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Satechi preps Dual Charging Station for iPhone & Apple Watch

01/09/2018, 03:01 pm

Accessory maker Satechi on Tuesday previewed the Dual Charging Station, a USB-C-powered dock designed to charge an iPhone and Apple Watch simultaneously.

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Video: Hands on with the Elgato Eve Button & Aqua Smart Devices and Apple's HomeKit

01/09/2018, 02:01 pm

At the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show, AppleInsider was given a hands on demonstration of how the new Elgato Eve Button, Degree, and Aqua work with HomeKit.

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Apple's iOS Addiction already has a solution on the Mac

01/09/2018, 02:01 pm

Apple is vexed with the problem of excessive customer satisfaction, particularly in the troublesome demographic of young users. That's the latest hot take reaction to the issue of kids being given permissive parental approval to stay up all night on their iOS devices, leaving them sleep deprived and distracted. Apple's parental controls on iOS are focused on limiting access to content and specific apps, but the company already has tools in place to enforce parents' wishes on the Mac. It just needs to bring these to iOS.

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iPhone battery fire forces brief evacuation of Zurich Apple store

01/09/2018, 01:01 pm

An Apple store in Zurich, Switzerland was temporarily evacuated on Tuesday after an iPhone's battery at the service desk overheated in the middle of a removal procedure, emitting smoke and burning the worker who was doing the work.

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Apple issues fourth developer betas of iOS 11.2.5, watchOS 4.2.2, tvOS 11.2.5, and High Sierra 10.13.3

01/09/2018, 01:01 pm

One week after the last batch, registered members of Apple's developer program can now access the fourth pre-release beta builds of operating systems for the iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple TV, and Apple Watch.

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Apple possibly turning to LG Innotek for future iPhone, iPad TrueDepth camera components for Face ID

01/09/2018, 11:01 am

A series meetings between Apple and LG executives, plus regulatory filings by LG suggest that Apple is looking at a one-time payment to help LG build out 3D sensing component fabrication facilities, to avoid a shortage like it may have faced with the iPhone X.

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HomeKit compatible Incipio CommandKit Smart Wall Switch and Wireless Smart Power Strip debut

01/09/2018, 10:01 am

Incipio has expanded its CommandKit home automation solutions suite with the HomeKit-compatible Smart Wall Switch and Wireless Smart Power Strip.

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Phyn Plus promises iPhone-connected water pressure monitoring

01/08/2018, 10:01 pm

Phyn -- a joint venture between Belkin and plumbing supplier Uponor -- has announced the Phyn Plus, an accessory that monitors home water systems for leaks and other presssure-related problems.

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Apple responds to investor criticism over heavy smartphone use by children, says parental controls already in place

01/08/2018, 08:01 pm

Responding to recent criticism over the potential negative impact smartphone use might have on children, Apple on Monday said it has long provided device owners, specifically parents, with a number of controls and built-in protections to safeguard young users.

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Do-it-yourself Abode Iota security system features HomeKit integration, 1080p camera

01/08/2018, 07:01 pm

Home security company Abode has expanded their system with the new Iota gateway, bringing HomeKit compatibility to the do-it-yourself solution.

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Apple could bring glass back to 'iPhone SE 2,' rumor says

01/08/2018, 04:01 pm

The next-generation iPhone SE may feature the same style of glass back as the iPhone X, according to one rumor, possibly signaling the addition of wireless charging to the device.

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