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Click Wheel replaces your iPhone’s keyboard with an iPod

Click Wheel replaces your iPhone’s keyboard with an iPod

What's that? You miss the days of the iPod Classic and its click wheel interface? Did you see that mockup iPod Classic case for the iPhone a few months ago and think, "yeah, that's how I want to enter all the text on my smartphone, productivity be damned." Well, Canadian developer Adam Bell has come up with the perfect app for you, and it's completely packed with nostalgia, all for free. Read on for more details.

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Apple Pay begins rolling out at Trader Joe’s

Apple Pay begins rolling out at Trader Joe’s

As Apple Pay continues to become accepted at more and more retailers across the U.S., popular grocery store chain Trader Joe's is one of the latest, with Apple's payment method beginning to appear at a number of locations. With over 400 locations, Trader Joe's is starting to add touchscreen payment terminals from VeriFone at its checkout registers. Trader Joe's is not yet listed as an official Apple Pay partner on Apple's website, yet it seems they are in the process of becoming one, as a number of locations have said that while they don't yet support the payment method, they will sometime soon.

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Man caught making $42K by returning stolen Apple goods

Man caught making $42K by returning stolen Apple goods

Over the last few years, Apple has greatly improved its efforts to deter thieves from stealing iPhones, from requiring an owner's Apple ID and password to reactivate after wiping, to allowing them to be remotely bricked if reported stolen. But this didn't stop one young UK man who came up with a different way to make money off iPhones, this time by trying to cheat Apple directly. 24-year-old Edward Hornsey would buy broken iPhones from people for cash and return them to Apple replacements, not realizing that he was participating in moving stolen goods.

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Apple quietly acquires Coherent Navigation for precision GPS mapping

Apple quietly acquires Coherent Navigation for precision GPS mapping

Apple could be looking to bolster its mapping services; which have a bit of a spotted history, polarizing iPhone users. Apple just purchased the company Coherent Navigation which specializes in High Integrity GPS. This specialized GPS system differences from consumer-end GPS systems in that it uses data from multiple Iridium satellite networks to give incredibly precise locations--accurate within centimeters. Apple is keeping mum on the deal, confirming the deal with a standard, boilerplate response, "Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans."

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iPhone 6S rumored to feature 12MP camera with smaller pixels

iPhone 6S rumored to feature 12MP camera with smaller pixels

Every other year, when Apple releases its "S" model iPhones, one of the key features they highlight is an improved camera. It's an important detail that is used to promote the smartphone as a new model, despite having the same overall appearance as previous year's. This is expected to be no different this year, when Apple releases what will most likely be called the iPhone 6S. One analyst is already reporting that the next iPhone will have a 12 megapixel camera.

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Spotify reportedly ending free service UPDATE: False!

Spotify reportedly ending free service UPDATE: False!

As talk continues over Apple's release of a full-fledged music streaming service, it seems their negotiations with record labels are having an effect on Spotify's business. It has been rumored for some time now that when Apple does officially announce its streaming service, possibly at the upcoming WWDC, it will not have a free tier. In turn, Apple is said to have been pressuring record labels to stop allowing rival Spotify to have such an option.

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Apple Watch stickers let you customize the Digital Crown

Apple Watch stickers let you customize the Digital Crown

With all the attention on Apple Watch customization focusing on wristbands, here's an accessory that many wouldn't see coming. WatchDots are stickers — okay, okay, "decals" — that let you change the color of the top of the Digital Crown and Contacts button on the side of the Watch. This lets users simulate a look only available on the gold Watch Edition, which features colors like red, navy, and white, or the stainless steel Watch models with black crowns.

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Bentley uses iPhone 6 to shoot new ‘Intelligent Details’ short film

Bentley uses iPhone 6 to shoot new ‘Intelligent Details’ short film

Ultimate luxury automaker Bentley is back with another one of its short film/documentary/promotional videos, once again shot entirely with Apple's iPhone. As a new entry in Bentley's "Intelligent Details" series, the video focuses on detailing the Savile Row Bespoke exhibition currently on display in Washington D.C., in which Bentley serves as a main sponsor. The car company also teamed with filmmaker Austin Reza, who also directed the first video focusing on Bentley's Mulsanne.

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Apple patent app hints at future iPhone Force Touch display

Apple patent app hints at future iPhone Force Touch display

Apple has a new patent application that hints at the OS X Quick Look feature coming to iOS via a new so-called “Intense” touch gesture that’ll be facilitated with new display intensity sensors -- basically meaning Force Touch being integrated into the iPhone's own display. We’ve already seen Force Touch on Apple’s new MacBook, and there’s also rumor that it’ll be coming to a future iPad model. If this is the future of iOS devices, it means they'll be able to sense the force of your touch.

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Apple denies HomeKit launch delay [Updated]

Apple denies HomeKit launch delay [Updated]

This might not be much of a surprise when you consider the back story, but a new report says Apple is delaying the release of their HomeKit framework. HomeKit is poised to take on the likes of Nest and SmartThings in providing a framework for devices to be built for, which connect to each other via a loose network of connectivity. According to Fortune, Apple is pushing HomeKit’s official launch into the Fall, which will leave us wanting at WWDC. Update: Apple has denied the report; check out the full statement after the cut.

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