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You can now get a rose gold iPhone 6s

You can now get a rose gold iPhone 6s

Apple has unveiled its new iPhone 6s, calling them the “most incredible iPhones” they’ve ever made. Joining them is a Rose Gold iPhone, which features the same alloys used in the aerospace industry, says Apple. This is only one of four colors (and two sizes) the iPhone comes in, the others of which are silver, gold, and space gray. The Rose Gold version of the iPhone, says Apple, features an entirely new aluminum.

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iPhone “7” tipped to be as thin as 6mm

iPhone “7” tipped to be as thin as 6mm

We haven't even gotten the formal announcement of the "iPhone 6S" from Apple yet, but as is tradition with the company's smartphone, we're already hearing rumors and speculation about the next model. Ming-Chi Kuo, a KGI Securities analyst that most Apple/iPhone followers will recognize a fairly reliable source of leaks and hints, has said in his latest report that the 2016 model of the iPhone, tentatively known as the "iPhone 7," will be drastically thinner than the 6/6 Plus we have now.

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iPhone 6s said to have more advanced “3D Touch” Force Touch

iPhone 6s said to have more advanced “3D Touch” Force Touch

Now that IFA 2015 is over, we're counting down the days to the next big thing, which is Apple's grand event that is expected to unveil, among other things, the new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. Although we thought we already had most of the features down, thanks to innumerable leaks, there seems to be one last minute detail coming in. It seems that more than just Force Touch, the iPhone 6s and its larger sibling will have a more advanced version currently dubbed as "3D Touch".

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Samsung said exploring Gear S2 for iPhone

Samsung said exploring Gear S2 for iPhone

First Android Wear... next Tizen? Samsung is reportedly investigating making its Gear S2 wearable compatible with iPhone, following Google in taking on the Apple Watch on its home turf. While not yet the Korean company's official stance, according to one spokesperson it's something being closely examined.

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DxO’s snap-on iPhone camera shows us its 20MP potential

DxO’s snap-on iPhone camera shows us its 20MP potential

Today we've had the opportunity to take a hands-on look at the DxO One, a camera that attaches itself to iPhones and iPads. This device connects with Apple's own lighting port, using the iPhone (or iPad) as a view screen. The DxO One then takes the photos itself using the iPhone as a controller. This little accessory appears to be high-quality enough to be a viable addition to our accessory collections right off the bat.

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olloclip Studio at IFA 2015: hands-on with mobile creativity

olloclip Studio at IFA 2015: hands-on with mobile creativity

olloclip's goal has been to make creativity accessible, and by "creativity" they mostly mean being able to record videos and take photos with your smartphone with the same quality as digital cameras with professional lenses but with even more mobility and portability. To that end they've created a wide variety of snap on lenses to deliver on that promise. But they've taken that promise a bit further by working on the olloclip Studio which we had a chance to see and touch for ourselves here at IFA 2015.

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Skype mobile apps updated with redesign, more features

Skype mobile apps updated with redesign, more features

Skype has introduced version 6.0 for both Android and iOS, and both updates are big — the apps have been overhauled, with the starting point of that overhaul being redesigns. Skype says the newest version is both more intuitive and more natural than the last version, and building upon that are new features that expand its usefulness for mobile users. Skype 6.0 for iOS is available now; the Android update is rolling out, so you may have to wait a little longer.

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Google Street View app makes spherical photos useful

Google Street View app makes spherical photos useful

Several years ago Google introduced their own take on spherical photo capture in Android. They pushed this functionality to Street View, their own real-world-capture system for Google Maps. Now they've made it accessible and user-friendly for all people with mobile devices with a new Street View app from Google Maps. This app allows you to capture, share, and view your own spherical photos in as simple a way as has ever been delivered on a mobile device.

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BB-8 by Sphero Review: the best Star Wars toy ever made

BB-8 by Sphero Review: the best Star Wars toy ever made

The "BB-8 by Sphero" is a robot toy that combines the high-tech remote-control spherical fun of the original Sphero with the life force of the newest droid hero from Star Wars. This is the "ball droid" you've likely seen in the first, second, and/or third teaser trailer video for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. This device incorporates remote control with a smartphone, augmented reality, and the ability to roll around and act entirely autonomously all around your house, recording data and exploring your hallways as he does so.

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University of Oklahoma begins accepting Apple Pay campus-wide

University of Oklahoma begins accepting Apple Pay campus-wide

As a new school year is kicking off in the US, the University of Oklahoma seems to be appealing to new and returning students that use an iPhone 6 or Apple Watch. As of this week, the school has become the first university to begin accepting Apple Pay at point-of-sale locations campus-wide. Apple users can take advantage of the new payment system at places such as bookstores, restaurants, and coffee shops.

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