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iPhone 6 Bendgate explained by confirmed fraud Uri Geller

iPhone 6 Bendgate explained by confirmed fraud Uri Geller

There’s a magician in the wild this week who hopes to explain the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus bendgate incidents with talk of psychic energy. It’s Uri Geller, everyone’s favorite spoon-bender from the 1970s! He wants Apple to hire him to explain to the world that it wasn’t the hardware’s fault, but that of the energy of excitement in the air over the release of Apple’s newest smartphones.

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iPhone 6 and 6 Plus third party bend testing performed

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus third party bend testing performed

Over the last several weeks there have been a rash of reports going around that the new big screen iPhone 6 Plus bends like taffy if you put it in a pocket. Apple finally responded to the rigmarole and announced that so far only nine iPhone 6 Plus smartphones had been bent that it knew of. While many might not trust Apple's take, a highly respected magazine has conducted its own tests on the bendability of the new iPhones and threw some other devices in the testing mix as well.

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iOS 8 MAC “Randomgate”: yes, you’re still trackable

iOS 8 MAC “Randomgate”: yes, you’re still trackable

One of the lesser-known features of iOS 8 is its updated method of scanning for Wi-fi. Supposing your iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, or iPhone 6 Plus works with iOS 8 (chances are it does), it works with locally administrated random Wi-Fi MAC addresses when seeking connectivity. So your phone is more private than before, yes? Sort of.

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HealthKit apps start trickling into the App Store

HealthKit apps start trickling into the App Store

With iOS 8, the promise of HealthKit apps left us wanting. Not ready for primetime, HealthKit — and the Health app loaded on your phone — were useless. iOS 8.0.1 fixed HealthKit, but broke other, more necessary items. Now that iOS 8.0.2 is out, we’re starting to see HealthKit apps trickle into the App Store.

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The Core: Wireless home speakers with revolutionary holographic sound

The Core: Wireless home speakers with revolutionary holographic sound

The Core is a wireless speaker system that connects to your iPhone or Android device and sounds like "two widely separated full size HiFi speakers." The Core can work with any device - OS X, Windows, iOS or Android included - just so long as it has Bluetooth. According to manufacturers Mass Fidelity, it relies on wave field synthesis to produce what they're describing as "acoustic holograms": sound that literally floats in space within your room.

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iOS 8 update is fixed: go ahead and update

iOS 8 update is fixed: go ahead and update

Wondering if it’s OK to update your iPhone 6, 6 Plus, or any other iPhone or iPad out in the wild today? It is. While yesterday’s update to iOS 8.0.1 took a bit of a pinch to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus - cutting out service, good stuff like that - version 8.0.2 has been released. If you see version 8.0.2 in your update box - go for it.

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