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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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iPhone 7 may be Apple’s biggest launch ever with Samsung’s OLED display

iPhone 7 may be Apple’s biggest launch ever with Samsung’s OLED display

Reports this week suggest that Apple's next big iPhone launch won't only be a big event because it's a "tick" year in their "tick-tock" schedule - it'll be big because of their Samsung connection. It's not unheard of for Apple to use Samsung parts in their smartphones - they've been doing it since the very beginning. What is unheard of thus far is Apple's use of an OLED display panel from Samsung on any one of their devices. With the use of an OLED panel, the iPhone will be brighter and more intense than ever before.

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2017 iPhone tipped to resurrect glass back and gain AMOLED screen

2017 iPhone tipped to resurrect glass back and gain AMOLED screen

Apple is tipped to be changing things up a bit for the iPhone expected for 2017 according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo from KGI Securities. According to Kuo Apple is planning to set its next generation smartphone apart from the competition by changing up the all-metal case that has been used for recent models and returning to a glass back of the sort used by the iPhone 4S.

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Apple TV gets new ‘Live Tune-In’ feature for live broadcasts

Apple TV gets new ‘Live Tune-In’ feature for live broadcasts

While the long rumored, full-fledged TV service from Apple has to come to fruition, leaving cord-cutters hopelessly tied to their cable services, the fourth-gen Apple TV has made a small towards watching live television. On Friday the set-top box began notifying users via a splash screen that there's a new "Live Tune-In" feature which enables to jump right to a live TV feed in certain apps.

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Custom iPad Pro designed by Jony Ive heads to charity auction

Custom iPad Pro designed by Jony Ive heads to charity auction

What you're seeing here is a truly limited, as in one-of-a-kind, iPad Pro that is being auctioned off by Apple. No, it doesn't have 500GB of storage or 5G network compatibility, but it was personally designed by Jony Ive, Apple's senior head of design. The item is being sold as part of a charity effort to benefit the London Design Museum. Not only is the iPad itself a custom model, but the set includes several unique accessories, earning the package a special "Edition 1 of 1" label.

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