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Forget bendgate, iPhone 6s Plus bows to MMA fighter

We've seen various stress tests of using different means to find out the survivability of smartphones, from manual pressure to robotic posteriors. But what if you had a manual test that was strong and brutal enough it might as well have been done by a machine? Well, now we do. Meet MMA fighter Luke Rockhold and his roundhouse kick. And as you might have guessed by know, he subjects the new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus to some beating. The results are unsurprising but do have a silver lining.

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Tweetbot 4 released for iOS with iPad support, split-screen, landscape view

Twitter client Tweetbot 4 is released after an extended development time by Tapbots LLC. This release includes support for the iPad - universal support - meaning you're going to be able to use it with (almost) any iPad. This new version has a "Column View" for the newer iPads and iPhone 6 Plus, and Split View multi-tasking on the iPad. More granular mute filter settings are enabled, and users are now able to work with statistics and activity views, too.

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iOS 9.0.2 patch fixes lock screen security flaw

In the last 24 hours, Apple began rolling out the latest patch to its new iOS 9 operating system, this time version 9.0.2. Along with fixing a number of bugs, including issues with iMessage activation, iCloud backups, cellular data usage, and screens rotating at improper times, this latest release also addresses the recently discovered lock screen exploit that would allow someone to get past the PIN entry and gain access to photos and contacts.

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Pink Floyd album goes free on Google Music: “Wish You Were Here”

As it happens every once in a while, Google Music and/or Google Play has struck a deal with the people who own Pink Floyd's back catalog to release an album for free for a temporary time. This album is "Wish You Were Here", largely a Roger Waters album with four distinct songs in 12 different pieces. This album hit number one back when it was released in 1975 on the US Billboard 200, UK Albums Chart, and French albums chart. This album features an extended 9-part song that may or may not be about the absence of Syd Barret from the band and the lives of the band members.

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This iPhone 6s is real rose gold

Today the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus were released to stores by Apple in several case colors. One brand new color was revealed with this generation's iPhone family, that of Apple's own "Rose Gold". While we're certain there's some rose coloring in the device's makeup, and some gold coloring too, many commenters having seen the device color in person suggest that it's a bit more "pink" than it is "rose gold". The folks at Goldgenie have an edition of the iPhone 6s that they've plated with real rose gold. It is most certainly not pink.

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These are the first third-party apps to support 3D Touch

Today the iPhone 6s will be in the hands of thousands of new users, and with it, Apple's newest hardware feature: 3D Touch. This piece of technology senses how deeply a user presses the iPhone's display, also giving the user real-time feedback with the device's new Taptic Engine. Today we have a list of the first set of 3rd-party apps that'll be working with 3D Touch functionality, right out the gate.

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Has iOS 9 slowed down your iPhone?

This week a number of complaints on the speed of users' iPhones have popped up on Apple's Support Communities for iOS 9. It's suggested that iOS 9 has slowed down or otherwise begun to lag devices older than the newest wave of smartphones - the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus (headed to stores tomorrow). The iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6s Plus appear to be affected. Features slowed appear to be camera performance, app launching, and startup times.

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Star Wars VR trailer released to Google Cardboard on YouTube (unofficially)

Today we begin to see what it'll be like to be part of the Star Wars universe in virtual reality. While we saw the Facebook release of a 360-vision speeder journey through a shipyard on Jakku yesterday, today we're going to the planet with VR goggles on. Today we don't just imagine what it'll be like to look around this environment - we can really do it! And you can too - all you'll need is a pair of Google Cardboard goggles and your smartphone.

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iPhone 6s vs Note 5 vs iPhone 6 hands-on camera test

The iPhone 6s doesn't just bring a rose gold finish and 3D Touch display, it also introduces the biggest iPhone camera update in some time. 12-megapixels and 4K video recording, not to mention clever features like capturing so-called Live Photos, and using the display as a front-facing flash, raise the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus' game in the face of increasingly capable Android camera phones.

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Google Keep released to iPhone

Today Google brings one of its lesser-known super-helpful apps "Google Keep" to iPhone. This app has been out for Google's own Android operating system for many months, just coming to iOS for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch for the first time today. This app will allow you to keep notes, save thoughts with audio, and keep images of odd objects in check in one colorful place. This app is out for free on iOS starting this afternoon and should work on most if not all iOS devices released over the past several years, just so long as they have all their requisite software updates from Apple.

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