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iPad Pro Smart Keyboard iFixit teardown peels back the conductive fabric

iPad Pro Smart Keyboard iFixit teardown peels back the conductive fabric

The teardown pros iFixit have already opened up Apple's new iPad Pro, as well as the Apple Pencil, so the only other major accessory for the tablet awaiting the treatment was the Smart Keyboard. iFixit published its impressions of the Smart Keyboard this week, sharing photos of the keyboard and smart cover combo in its progressive state of disassembly. Seeing as how it's made of layers of fabric and plastic sewn together, it really isn't meant to be taken apart, and thus scored very poorly in the site's repairability category.

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Apple Pay tipped to launch in China February 2016

Apple Pay tipped to launch in China February 2016

It seems that Apple is ready to one up Google once again, this time in China. While the search giant is still just preparing its re-entry into the Chinese market via Google Play Store, Apple will already be leading the race when it comes to mobile payments. Insider sources claim that the Cupertino-based company has already struck deals with the country's four largest state-run banks, opening the possibility of Apple Pay launching as early as February next year, just in time for the Spring festival.

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2015 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K Display Review: Maxed-out

2015 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K Display Review: Maxed-out

Some doubted an all-in-one could deliver what a professional needed, but the 2015 iMac with Retina 5K display is looking to not only disprove that but squash such suspicions completely. Updated this year with Intel's newest "Skylake" sixth-generation processors and a brand new Retina resolution screen, Apple's newest iMac promises not only to be faster than ever before, but the very best way to display your work.

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Apple Support app for iOS aims to reduce Genius Bar visits

Apple Support app for iOS aims to reduce Genius Bar visits

A handful of leaked screenshots seems to indicate that Apple is working on a troubleshooting and support app for iOS. The app allows users to pick the Apple product they're having problems with, and through a series of questions helps narrow down the exact issue. When appropriate, the app provides options for calling Apple Support and scheduling an appointment for an in-store Genius Bar visit, but it can also help users skip those steps when not needed but providing information on how to address the issue whenever possible.

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‘Carmen Sandiego Returns’ launches on iOS

‘Carmen Sandiego Returns’ launches on iOS

Carmen Sandiego returns for a new generation of children, launching on the platform kids most prefer for gaming. The new title is Carmen Sandiego Returns, and it is now available for iOS. The game brings Carmen Sandiego with a slightly updated appearance, as well as those dastardly Villains’ International League of Evil (VILE) baddies. As with the classic games, which arrived a trio of decades ago, the newest game will teach kids history, geography, and more.

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iPhone 6s successor details tipped: up with RAM, down with water

iPhone 6s successor details tipped: up with RAM, down with water

Waterproofing is the next big deal in Apple's arsenal of little-talked-about features for the iPhone. It's suggested by a collection of researchers by the name of TrendForce. They suggest also that the bulk of high-end smartphones (in general) will be using 14 or 16nm chips for their processors, that RAM sizes will be boosted to between 4 and 6GB, and that all higher-end smartphones will basically NEED to have a full HD or QHD display to compete. Meanwhile the mid-range smartphone universe will be up to the 3GB RAM point.

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Apple’s probing iPad Pro freezing issue

Apple’s probing iPad Pro freezing issue

Some iPad Pro owners have been afflicted with an issue causing the slate to become unresponsive once it has fully finished charging. When that happens, the screen will go entirely black if the charger is not removed, according to some users; whether the display goes dark matters very little, though, as a hard reset is the only way to fix the issue. In light of complaints, Apple says it is investigating the issue, and that users should continue to troubleshoot with resets during this time.

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Apple Pencil iFixit teardown reveals small, folded logic board

Apple Pencil iFixit teardown reveals small, folded logic board

While the new iPad Pro has been available for just over a week now, most buyers are still waiting on shipments of the tablet's fancy new stylus, the Apple Pencil. As always, however, iFixit has managed to get one of the first, and has already pulled it apart for our enjoyment. The teardown experts really had to work to get the writing tool open, as in cut it open with a small saw, but inside they found some surprising tech.

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Microsoft bringing Visual Studio Android emulator to Mac

Microsoft bringing Visual Studio Android emulator to Mac

It just might be the ultimate convergence of the three major computing platforms of today: emulating the Android OS on a Mac via Microsoft software. Ok, it may not be a convergence, but it is about to become a reality. During the Microsoft Connect 2015 conference in New York today, the company announced that it was making its Visual Studio Code program open source for developers. An additional part of that news is that Mac users will soon be getting Visual Studio Emulator for Android.

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Apple Watch owners are Kickstarting a string strap

Apple Watch owners are Kickstarting a string strap

Today we've come across a crowd-funded accessory that'll work for most any smartwatch, but is aimed at the Apple Watch in particular. This accessory is essentially a series of pieces of die-cast zinc, twine strands, and a bit of silicone rubber. While the actual execution may seem like a strange use of $30 USD, the concept is sound. While it may look strange, the space between the base of your thumb and your index finger is the ideal place to glance for a smart watch face.

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Apple Watch charging dock is now official, already on sale for $79

Apple Watch charging dock is now official, already on sale for $79

While the first images began widely appearing online less than 24 hours ago, Apple has now officially announced the Magnetic Charging Dock for the Apple Watch. As the name implied, the charger is a flat, round dock that allows users to simply lay the Watch down flat overtop it, or stand upright with the band closed and the screen facing outwards. The actual charging part is the round magnetic disc, similar to the standard charger that comes with the Watch, but it's built right into the center of the dock.

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Cook asks why would anyone still buy a PC: here are 5 reasons

Cook asks why would anyone still buy a PC: here are 5 reasons

The iPad Pro is technically a wonderful device, but that might be a bit overshadowed by the biggest question that will hound its existence to the very end. Why buy such a huge tablet? Or to be more precise, why buy such a huge iOS tablet? Days before it launched, Apple chief executive Tim Cook answered this question with another question. Why would anyone still buy a PC, even going as far as explicitly predicting how the iPad Pro will replace desktops and laptops for many people. To stop the "answer a question with another question" pattern, here are 5 reasons why iPad Pro, at least for the moment, isn't going to replace even your laptop just yet.

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