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Report: iPhone 6 enters final production testing phase

Report: iPhone 6 enters final production testing phase

Sources close to Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn say final steps are being taken before ramping up production of the iPhone 6. In this pre-season manufacturing scrimmage of sorts, the production line runs at full tilt in what’s called Product Validating Testing, or PVT. This gives Foxconn and Apple time to make sure what’s coming off the line meets their rigorous standards.

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Apple Stores may offer carrier early termination plans

Apple Stores may offer carrier early termination plans

After T-Mobile broke down the subsidy wall, all other carriers of note followed suit. Apple had enjoyed a close relationship to carriers with the subsidy model, but the new thinking is apparently coming to Apple Stores as well. Starting later this month, you might be able to buy your iPhone using a monthly installment plan from your favorite carrier.

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iPad Air 2 with anti-reflective screen in production tip sources

iPad Air 2 with anti-reflective screen in production tip sources

Apple's new iPads are already in production, according to the latest supply chain leaks, with a refreshed iPad Air said to use a new anti-reflection coating that should make it easier to read on. The 9.7-inch iPad could get its official reveal as soon as the end of Q3 2014 or sometime earlier in Q4, insiders told Bloomberg, as well as giving a little extra news on the new iPad mini, too.

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These two iOS apps practically manage your time for you

These two iOS apps practically manage your time for you

Admit it — you are terrible at time management. Even though you make calendar appointments, stuff falls by the wayside. If you’ve ever ran into the “uh oh” situation where you wanted to get things done, but totally forgot, we’ve got a few apps that might help you out. From daily routine to vacation sightseeing, these two can manage your time for you.

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Leaked iPhone 6 pic shows new ‘True Tone’ flash

Leaked iPhone 6 pic shows new ‘True Tone’ flash

With all those iPhone 6 leaks we’ve been drowning in, one lingering question about the camera has persisted. The True Tone flash, Apple’s phenomenal method for creating the right lighting conditions, is oblong on the iPhone 5S. All pics of the iPhone 6 show a round flash cutout. Will True Tone be coming to the iPhone 6?

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Elementary OS released to Public Beta for your Mac or PC

Elementary OS released to Public Beta for your Mac or PC

Those of you that enjoy changing the theme for your smartphone on a daily basis will appreciate what the folks behind Elementary OS are trying to do. They’re not trying to be your "Monday" theme, but your next operating system - and they’re trying to do it with Linux tied to an aesthetic that’s a cross between Chrome OS and Apple’s OS X.

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