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FBI director hints agency paid more than $1.3m to unlock iPhone

FBI director hints agency paid more than $1.3m to unlock iPhone

Public information about the FBI’s method for unlocking the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone is slight, and so we’re forced to piece together what precious little information is available. Take, for example, FBI Director James Comey’s recent statement about how much the FBI had to pay to get the iPhone unlocked: more than he will make in the remainder of his time serving as the bureau’s director, which a little bit of math estimates as $1.3 million.

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iPhone 7 may tap Intel for faster internet speeds

iPhone 7 may tap Intel for faster internet speeds

There are a lot of rumors swirling about the forthcoming iPhone 7. Everything from a missing headphone jack, to a new camera, to an OLED display. Now new information leads us to believe that the next iPhone may have even faster internet speeds than any previous generation.

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When giants falter: Apple, companies abandon standard connectors

When giants falter: Apple, companies abandon standard connectors

Early this week, Apple announced its refresh of the 12-inch MacBook without much fuss nor fanfare. It wasn't really that unexpected, considering the new line simply bumped up the specs a little but offered nothing extraordinarily different. But that silence almost hints at something brewing underneath, a sign that few picked up: the death knell for Thunderbolt. Once one of the apples of Apple's eye, the connector is silently absent from its latest MacBooks. With the rumors of another standard connector to be absent from a future iPhone, we begin to wonder why Apple is suddenly abandoning the very standards it tried to push hard.

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Galaxy Note 6 detail leaks may give iPhone 7 Plus a run for its money

Galaxy Note 6 detail leaks may give iPhone 7 Plus a run for its money

It would appear that Samsung's schedule for releasing Galaxy phones will once again match up - sort of - with Apple's iPhone. Not just because both devices generally appear ready for the market at around the same time of the year - Autumn. Also because Apple is said to be seeking out OLED panels this time around - at least for a phone with a 5.5-inch display - that'd match up well with the iPhone Plus line thus far. Or perhaps the iPhone 7 Pro?

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Android beats iOS in the race to ditch the headphone jack

Android beats iOS in the race to ditch the headphone jack

There are a lot of rumors about the iPhone 7. Perhaps one of the biggest ones is that Apple will ditch the headphone jack in favor of routing all audio through the Lightning connector. While the rumors still swirl about, the first phones to ditch the port aren't from Apple at all. They run Android.

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Reserve Strap in trouble: Apple blocks Apple Watch hidden port

Reserve Strap in trouble: Apple blocks Apple Watch hidden port

It's one of those stories where you can't really blame either side for the unfortunate but inevitable outcome. On the one hand, Reserve Strap tried to be a hero to answer the clamor for a longer Apple Watch battery life, utilizing hardware that Apple itself had put inside the smartwatch. On the other hand, Apple is also trying to protect its products and its own interests by limiting access to hardware being used for something it didn't intend. Either way, the result is the same, Reserve Strap is putting shipments on hold because the latest watchOS update makes its product practically useless.

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HTC 10 Review

HTC 10 Review

If everybody loves an underdog story, why aren't more people buying HTC phones? That's the question the Android stalwart must be puzzling over, having spent the past four to five years trying to figure out how to be "critic's choice" rather than "also-ran" in the smartphone space. The answer for 2016 is the HTC 10, but is this new flagship enough to stand out amid behemoths like Apple and Samsung?

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Apple updates MacBooks with new CPU, better battery life

Apple updates MacBooks with new CPU, better battery life

As predicted yesterday, Apple is giving their line of 12" MacBooks a refresh this week. While they might not be major changes, the update is definitely a welcome one. The refresh includes bringing the latest, sixth-generation Core M processors. The new CPUs clock in at up to 1.3GHz, with Turbo Boost speeds hitting 3.1 GHz.

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HTC Connect update adds AirPlay support to older devices

HTC Connect update adds AirPlay support to older devices

Earlier this week when the HTC 10 smartphone broke cover packing support for Apple AirPlay, there were certainly some users of older HTC flagship smartphones that felt a tinge of jealousy. Granted you can find apps on Google Play that add AirPlay support so the jealousy might not have been that strong. Still, it's nice to have support for something you like right out of the box.

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Apple Pay arrives in Singapore for American Express cardholders

Apple Pay arrives in Singapore for American Express cardholders

Apple Pay has gone live in Singapore for American Express cardholders, the company has announced. The news was made public today, with support for other popular banks being set to roll out in the 'coming months.' Once the support goes live, Apple Pay users in the nation will be able to add their American Express cards or other major bank cards to the platform, making it easier to pay with the card using their Apple device.

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Apple’s WWDC 2016 will be June 13 – 17 in San Francisco

Apple’s WWDC 2016 will be June 13 – 17 in San Francisco

Earlier today, Siri began telling people that Apple’s WWDC 2016 conference would be held from June 13 through June 17. Apple has now confirmed that news, saying it will take place in San Francisco. The chance to buy tickets will be given randomly, with registrations starting now and running through April 22 at 10AM PDT. This is the same so-called 'lottery' process Apple has used in the past.

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12-MacBook refresh is coming this week, signs say

12-MacBook refresh is coming this week, signs say

Apple likes to keep a tight lip on when they plan to release updates models of their popular laptops. Unless it's a major change, they will quietly update the line with little fanfare leading up to the announcement. However, thanks to one retailer, we have a pretty good idea of when the next MacBook refresh will be happening.

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