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Pico Cassette is the game cartridge of the mobile age

Pico Cassette is the game cartridge of the mobile age

A tiny device that plugs into your smartphone's headphone socket may be the next big thing in tiny gaming. What the company called Pico Cassette wants to do is regain some of the joy and fervor that came with buying and loading games in your own home with physical cartridges, doing so here with a device that replicates the look and the feel with a unique accessory. Just don't say the word "Nintendo," or your dreams may never come true.

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iOS 9 download error? Try iTunes (no, really)

iOS 9 download error? Try iTunes (no, really)

This morning iOS 9 was released by Apple to the public for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. Along with this release came a bit of an error for users attempting to download remotely. Tapping the Update button on one's own iPhone results in a failed download for some users. As it were, the iTunes-based update from a user's connected Mac or PC seems to be the trick - no errors yet reported.

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iOS 9: how to download, when to expect

iOS 9: how to download, when to expect

Apple has released its new software for iPhone and iPad and you might be asking yourself: "how do I upgrade to iOS 9?" Well let us tell you! It's pretty easy, actually. For most people the iOS 9 upgrade will pop up automatically. Tapping a couple buttons is all you'll need to do. For other, less patient users - like yourself - you'll have only to tap a couple more buttons than the rest. Once they're pressed, you'll only need to sit back, relax, and think about what you've done.

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Apple is at long last making iOS system apps removable

Apple is at long last making iOS system apps removable

Apple is looking into ways to empty your junk folder, with CEO Tim Cook confirming that time may be up for the oft-complained about apps that can't be uninstalled. Software like Stocks and Tips are preinstalled as part of iOS and, unlike third-party apps, you can't remove them (only bury them in a seldom-visited folder); now, it seems a reprieve is in the pipeline.

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Get your iPhone ready for the iOS 9 update Wednesday: here’s how

Get your iPhone ready for the iOS 9 update Wednesday: here’s how

This Wednesday iOS 9 will be released - that's the newest version of the software operating system for your Apple mobile device. This software is made for your iPad, your iPhone, and your iPod Touch. If your device can run iOS 8 naturally, it'll be able to run iOS 9. This goes back to the iPod Touch 5th generation, iPad Air (1), iPad 2, and iPad mini. The oldest iPhone that can run iOS 9 will be the iPhone 4s.

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10m iPhone 6s preorders? Easy, says Apple

10m iPhone 6s preorders? Easy, says Apple

Apple's iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are on track to beat last year's iPhone 6 in preorder demand, the company says, though solid figures are yet to be revealed. The new smartphone, announced in San Francisco last week, went up for preorder on Friday night. According to an Apple spokesperson, demand is exceeding internal forecasts, even with deliveries not expected until September 25.

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iPhone 6s demand in China is strong, iPhone 6s Plus stronger

iPhone 6s demand in China is strong, iPhone 6s Plus stronger

It is probably not news by now, but suffice it to say, Apple is doing it again. No matter how disappointing some aspects or features are even to some Apple fans, pre-order interest in any new Apple product is always strong. Even in China, where Apple still doesn't have complete dominance, the iPhone 6s and the larger iPhone 6s Plus seem poised to sell out very early, judging by how long buyers will have to wait just to get their hands on Apple's latest shiny smartphone.

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Apple’s ‘Hey Siri’ recognizes individual voices in iOS 9

Apple’s ‘Hey Siri’ recognizes individual voices in iOS 9

Apple's "Hey Siri" feature will be able to tell if you're the one summoning her, at least based on a new feature iOS 9.1 beta testers have discovered. The feature allows the "Hey Siri" feature to be set up so that she will “recognize your voice when you” call for her. The reason for this seems obvious (but may not be) -- with Siri always listening, it would be possible for anyone to clown around and yell Hey Siri! But, it turns out, she may only respond to your voice.

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T-Mobile announces Lifetime Coverage Guarantee

T-Mobile announces Lifetime Coverage Guarantee

It's no secret that only a few years ago T-Mobile had a tiny LTE footprint around the US. In some parts of the country, it’s LTE coverage is still scant. T-Mobile has been working to beef up its LTE coverage and claims to reach "nearly" every American today. T-Mo says that it has more than doubled the square miles it covers with LTE in just over a year.

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Android Pay launches today: here’s how to get it

Android Pay launches today: here’s how to get it

Today Android devices everywhere* will begin to gain access to Android Pay. Just so long as those devices have NFC. *And just so long as they're inside the United States. Android Pay is a sort of re-branding of Google Wallet, a system where Google's devices handled your money from a variety of sources, allowing you to pay for items both in the physical world and digitally. Now with systems like Apple Pay and Samsung Pay on the rise, Google has changed the name.

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Paper by FiftyThree brings sketching and notes to iPhone

Paper by FiftyThree brings sketching and notes to iPhone

The popular drawing and notes app Paper from developers FiftyThree has finally made the migration from iPad to iPhone. The app is meant to act as a digital replacement for the trendy Moleskin notebooks many people use today, collecting everything from sketches, text notes, marking over images, and even lists. Paper brings all these same features to its iPhone version, along with support for its Pencil stylus, although that extra hardware isn't required to use the app effectively.

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Apple Event round-up: iPhone 6s, new Apple TV, iPad Pro, and more

Apple Event round-up: iPhone 6s, new Apple TV, iPad Pro, and more

Apple’s September 9 event has reached its end, but the excitement has only begun. The company introduced the new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus today, the long-rumored iPad Pro, a new Apple TV, and much, much more. We covered it all live as the news dropped, and you'd be well advised to head into the SlashGear Apple Hub for all the details in their shiny glory ahead of the inbound hands-ons. Don't have time for that? We've rounded up all the big details to make life easier.

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