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iOS 8 WiFi calling: here’s which carriers will offer it

iOS 8 WiFi calling: here’s which carriers will offer it

WiFi calling is one of the neat features available on iOS 8 and the iPhone 6, but not everyone is ready to make it happen for you. The function still needs carrier support, and that’s not up to Apple. Now that the major carriers have chimed in, we get a full rundown of which support WiFi calling — and why you might not even care if they don’t yet.

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Using iPhone 6 Plus single-handed may not be easy

Using iPhone 6 Plus single-handed may not be easy

That big ‘ol iPhone 6 Plus has many iFans reaching for their wallets, but it could have them reaching even further. A new report, showing how we typically use a phone, suggests the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus might be a bit more than we can handle. Using a “heat map” of the average smartphone user, it seems you’ll need both hands for the new iPhones.

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Sennheiser Urbanite headphones Review

Sennheiser Urbanite headphones Review

The folks at Sennheiser make some of the finest headphones around. They have for quite a while. But some of the most visible headphones in the world today come from a brand with a big "b" on the eardrums. Do they sound better than Sennheiser’s newest slick-looking set of headphones, the Urbanite? No, they do not.

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iPhone 6 A8 processor not made by Samsung

iPhone 6 A8 processor not made by Samsung

All the nasty back and forth between Apple and Samsung — this was probably bound to be the result. After a long run of providing processors to Apple for the iPhone, Samsung has been replaced. Further teardown results show that Apple has a new manufacturing partner for the A8.

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Watch the iPhone 6 get smashed in drop tests

Watch the iPhone 6 get smashed in drop tests

It’s the first day the iPhone 6 has been out in the wild, and what do people do? They smash it! They call them "Drop Tests," aimed in some cases to freak out iPhone fans in line for the device, and in others to actually, truly test the device’s ability to withstand the ground. Disclaimer: Andy Samberg has not yet done a "happy birthday to the ground" to the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus. We’ll be waiting on that one.

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Future EarPods may have noise canceling features

Future EarPods may have noise canceling features

Your next set of Apple EarPods may be a bit different. A recently published patent filing shows that Apple is working on some interesting new features for their earbuds, including bone conduction. The headset may also have noise canceling features, but lacks something many have been wanting to see.

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