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Chris Burns is currently head editor for SlashGear and executive editor for Android Community. Based in Bismarck, North Dakota, Chris Burns responsible for editorial decisions made for the USA-based day-team of SlashGear. Follow him on Twitter @ t_chrisburns and inside Google+ at http://chrisburns.co/+ for tech, gadget, and design news galore.

Apple Watch Nike Plus first-impressions and hands-on

Apple Watch Nike Plus first-impressions and hands-on

Amongst the new versions of the Apple Watch for generation 2, Apple revealed a Nike edition. This version goes by the name Apple Watch Nike+ (or Apple Watch Nike Plus), and it's priced right along the lines of the standard Series 2 Apple Watch. Gone is the original Apple Watch Sport - taken its place is the Apple Watch Nike+. The original Apple Watch (Series 1) has been given a bit of a kick in the pants as well with a new processor and the "Sport Band" that was originally only on the Sport version of the watch.

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Everything you need to know about the iPhone 7

Everything you need to know about the iPhone 7

Today we're running down the full set of details on Apple's newly revealed iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. These devices were shown by Apple for the first time to the public on the 7th of September, 2016, and made available on pre-order on this date as well. These devices will be made available in physical store locations on the 16th of September - one week from this Friday. Both devices will be available in a variety of colors and internal storage sizes.

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iPhone 7 battery life extended… a tiny bit

iPhone 7 battery life extended… a tiny bit

Apple reveals the extended battery life of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus with a list of activities and life times. This is one of the big selling features on the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, putting the devices ahead of every other iPhone that's been sold by Apple in the past 9 years. The iPhone 7, they suggest, can last up to 12 hours with 3G or LTE web browsing, while the iPhone 7 Plus can last 13. Wireless audio on the iPhone 7 will have the device running for a whopping 40 hours, while the iPhone 7 Plus could potentially last 60.

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iPhone 7 Plus dual-camera: how does it work?

iPhone 7 Plus dual-camera: how does it work?

This week Apple revealed their headliner iPhone 7 device with a design very similar to the iPhone 6s - but the Plus, that's a different story. The iPhone 7 Plus was revealed with two camera lenses at its back. It's not that this hasn't ever been done before, but the idea that Apple would feel confident enough in a system with two separate lenses - that speaks to its viability. As such, we're interested in seeing how Apple is making use of both of these lenses - and both sensors under the surface.

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iPhone 7 home button: how does it work?

iPhone 7 home button: how does it work?

This week the folks at Apple revealed a new kind of home button for the iPhone 7, one that no longer clicks. This is a non-moving home button for the iPhone 7 - making use of the device's built-in Taptic Engine. Force now works - not unlike the device's extra layer of touch sensitivity throughout its touchscreen. Apple used the words "force sensitive solid state" - which means, in a sense, that it's a lot less prone to breaking or wearing out.

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iPhone 7 release date and pricing revealed

iPhone 7 release date and pricing revealed

Apple has revealed the pricing and release date for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, both device coming at the same time on pre-order and in-store. Both devices have been revealed in full this week at an Apple Event that showed off the devices in all their slightly-newly-designed glory. The smaller of the two devices is almost identical in size to the iPhone 6s, while the larger device, the iPhone 7 Plus, is very very similar in size to the iPhone 6s Plus. Both devices will be joined by a litany of new accessories from a variety of 3rd-party brands.

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iPhone 7 revealed early

iPhone 7 revealed early

This morning Apple revealed the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus, two devices with looks very similar to their predecessors with new innards and next-gen camera abilities. The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus have been made available for pre-order today (or later today, depending on when this article is published), and both models are coming in black. The iPhone 7 Plus' version of black (in addition to its own darker Space Gray) is a Piano-like tone - shiny!

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Super Mario release on iOS, Nintendo goes mobile

Super Mario release on iOS, Nintendo goes mobile

This week the folks at Apple have come out with a bang with a release of an official, real deal, Nintendo exclusive Mario video game for mobile devices. This Mario Bros game will be coming to the iPhone first, and will feature some portrait-style gaming action. Which is weird, but welcome. This might not be the Mario we were waiting for - but it could be good news anyway.

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Pokemon GO Buddy Update release date tipped for today

Pokemon GO Buddy Update release date tipped for today

The Buddy Pokemon update to Pokemon GO is the most exciting thing to happen to the game since launch, and it could be released as early as this afternoon. This update would bring users the ability to attach a Pokemon of their choice to their avatar in the game to work like a Pokemon Egg. As the player walks, the Buddy Pokemon generates Pokemon Candy. Each Pokemon has a different walking range, giving Pokemon Candy based on their type and rarity.

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What to expect from Apple’s iPhone 7 event tomorrow

What to expect from Apple’s iPhone 7 event tomorrow

Apple's event on the 7th of September, 2016 is all but guaranteed to be home to the official reveal of two new smartphones. Both the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus have been tipped and leaked and rumored for months, and today we're going to run down the features that will most likely be appearing on these devices as announced by Apple by the end of the day. We'll also be bringing a set of hands-on experiences at the Apple event as we give both devices (and any additional devices and/or software) a go as soon as possible.

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iPhone 7 release details Apple’s secret weapon

iPhone 7 release details Apple’s secret weapon

With the iPhone 7 release event less than a day away, one leak appears to stop all others. Not just a pair of camera sensors, as on the iPhone 7 Plus, but a bit of rubbery material around the insides of the iPhone 7 proper. These gaskets appear to be providing exactly what was reported in part last year. The iPhone 6s began to provide some level of waterproofing with rubbery gaskets around the edges of many components inside the smartphone. Now the phone could be more waterproof than ever before.

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Podcasting app ZCast updated with record, edit, and share features

Podcasting app ZCast updated with record, edit, and share features

Users of the ZCast podcasting app will find an update awaiting them this afternoon with a variety of big-change updates. Amongst these are the ability to record casts, edit casts, and share casts directly to Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. Previously, users were only able to make live Podcasts happen in real time - now they're able to get access to their archive of casts, allowing them to build a library of recordings on the fly. Today's update also brings new features to listeners, making the entire app and ecosystem more robust and able to grow.

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