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Apple releases new iOS 9.3 update after older devices left bricked

Apple releases new iOS 9.3 update after older devices left bricked

While Apple released the latest update to iOS earlier this week, bringing it up to version 9.3, the installation process didn't go so smoothly for users will other iPhone and iPad models. The update successfully introduced the new Night Shift feature to the iPhone 6 and 6s, along with the iPad Air 2 and iPad Pro, but some devices, notably the iPad 2, were left bricked and unusable. It may have taken a few days, but Apple has acknowledged the issue and in turn released a new build of the iOS 9.3 update to address the issue.

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The next iPhone wont “think different” like Android

The next iPhone wont “think different” like Android

The next iPhone will not be significantly different from the last. Of that you can be sure. If you're an Android smartphone fan, you've come to expect this. If you're an iPhone user, this is what you've come to rely on. We've had nearly a decade of fan battles between iOS and Android, all leading toward the place we're at right now - smartphone singularity. Every smartphone that wants to try for Apple's spot with the iPhone looks the same and acts the same - neither Apple nor Google wants to change this. This relationship is based on trust.

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Pokemon GO details released as beta begins in Japan

Pokemon GO details released as beta begins in Japan

This week the folks at the Pokemon company and Niantic Inc. via Google have revealed a whole lot of details about the next-gen game Pokemon GO! This game will be an augmented reality game in which the player will use their smartphone as a window, showing Pokemon running around their real world with GPS information. Radical! This week the crew responsible for developing the game have revealed a whole lot that we did not know before.

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iPhone SE and iPad Pro pre-orders kick off, SE in stores March 31

iPhone SE and iPad Pro pre-orders kick off, SE in stores March 31

If you have already heard all you need to hear about the new Apple iPhone SE and you want one in your pocket, the device has gone up for pre-order. Apple is taking pre-orders with the device starting at $13.30 monthly with carrier financing or starting at $399 for outright purchase. iPhone SE buyers can choose from silver, rose gold, gold, or space gray colors.

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VR This: Eating tacos with Danny Trejo (aka MACHETE)

VR This: Eating tacos with Danny Trejo (aka MACHETE)

You want to have lunch with Machete, we know it. Now you can do that - you can do it right now. Just open the video you see below (on your smartphone), turn your phone sideways, and tap the Google Cardboard (Google VR) button. The video will split into two and you'll get full VR vision while you snack on tacos with your best buddy Danny Trejo. It is very simple. You will want to do it multiple times. Of this we are sure.

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iPhone gets AT&T international WiFi calling support with iOS 9.3

iPhone gets AT&T international WiFi calling support with iOS 9.3

Alongside the new iPhone and iPad announcement event on Monday, Apple finally released the iOS 9.3 software update. While the most noticeable change is the new Night Shift feature for adjusting color temperatures at night, users on AT&T that make frequent trips overseas and still need to place phone calls will be happy to hear about improved WiFi calling support. The carrier has announced that iOS 9.3 includes support for international WiFi calling, as opposed to just in the US as it was before the update.

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Apple finally releases a USB-C to Lightning Cable

Apple finally releases a USB-C to Lightning Cable

Sometimes you see a product announcement, and you stop and wonder how such a thing hasn't already existed. That was my response when I heard that Apple finally announced a USB-C to Lightning cable yesterday. The fact that the company has only just released this product is baffling.

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iOS 9.3 release notes: update now for “Night Shift”

iOS 9.3 release notes: update now for “Night Shift”

This afternoon Apple released iOS 9.3. Assuming you're all about hitting the download button as soon as possible, now's the time. Today we'll be going over the features you should expect in a very brief sort of manner. These bits and pieces will come to your device dependent on the newness of your device, considering especially the power of the processor inside said device. What you'll want to see first is Night Shift.

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How to recycle an old iPhone with Apple Renew

How to recycle an old iPhone with Apple Renew

As you may have heard, Apple has a new robot named Liam, and he can take apart more than 1.2 million iPhones every year. Liam is working as part of Apple’s newly announced recycling program “Renew,” dismantling customers’ old iPhones to extract the useable materials inside. Any Apple customer can participate in Renew as a way to recycle their old iPhone: there are two ways to get started.

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iPhone SE first impressions and hands-on – quite familiar

iPhone SE first impressions and hands-on – quite familiar

This afternoon we're getting our hands on the iPhone SE, a device that looks like the iPhone 5s but acts like a newer device. This is the first time Apple has effectively skipped a generation with smartphone design, keeping the innards of a device that's more than two years old, packing in hardware that's brand new. As such, we're expecting this iPhone SE to run a lot quicker than its predecessor, the iPhone 5s, but to feel just as classic. Surprise! It does both of these things.

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You can have the new iOS 9.3 features today

You can have the new iOS 9.3 features today

Says Apple, 80-percent of active iOS devices are running iOS 9, and starting today those devices can be updated to iOS 9.3, the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system. As expected, the latest version of iOS brings a bunch of new features, not the least of which is Night Shift, a feature akin to the sleep-friendly feature Amazon recently added to its Fire OS. Depending on the time of day, your iOS device’s display will strip away blue to ensure you can fall asleep easily.

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CareKit could differentiate the Apple Watch in a big way

CareKit could differentiate the Apple Watch in a big way

Apple's mobile devices can be used for a vast number of purposes. Today, the company announced that they are going to be putting a special focus on consumer health. This comes in the form of CareKit, an SDK that they say will make it easier to track various health-related stats.

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