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iPhone repair made easier by Apple soon

iPhone repair made easier by Apple soon

At the moment, it can be difficult to get your cracked iPhone display repaired in a way Apple approves of. Apple, obviously, would prefer that you take your shattered iPhone to its own stores or one of its authorized service centers, but the problem there is that wait times at some Apple stores can be ridiculously long. Apple has revealed that it will make the process a bit easier on iPhone users by providing partners with its Horizon repair machines.

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Amazon Prime price lowered for some Americans

Amazon Prime price lowered for some Americans

Amazon Prime can be a handy service to have, especially if you're a cord cutter or you do a lot of shopping on Amazon. The issue with it is that at $99 per year or $10.99 per month, it can be a little on the expensive side for some folks. Today Amazon announced an initiative to help with just that, revealing that it will offer discounted Prime subscriptions to low-income customers in the US.

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Pokemon Gold and Silver are coming to the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console

Pokemon Gold and Silver are coming to the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console

You'd think that announcing Pokken Tournament DX and Pokemon UltraSun and UltraMoon would be more than enough for an eight minute Nintendo Direct broadcast, but you'd be wrong. At the end of today's livestream, Pokemon producer Junichi Masuda made a surprise announcement: Pokemon Gold and Silver will be coming to the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console later this year.

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Pokemon UltraSun and UltraMoon release date detailed for 3DS

Pokemon UltraSun and UltraMoon release date detailed for 3DS

When Nintendo first announced today's Pokemon Direct, a lot of people were hoping for a mainline Pokemon game on the Switch. Prior to the Switch's launch, rumors claimed that Nintendo was working on an enhanced edition of Pokemon Sun and Moon for the console, which was codenamed Pokemon Stars. As it turns out, Pokemon Sun and Moon will indeed be getting an enhanced edition - two of them, in fact - but they won't be coming to the Switch.

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Pokken Tournament DX for Nintendo Switch release date and details

Pokken Tournament DX for Nintendo Switch release date and details

Nintendo just wrapped up its Pokemon-focused Direct broadcast, and though someone was hyped for a mainline Pokemon game on the Switch (it was me), that's not what we're getting. Instead, we're getting an enhanced port of the much-loved Wii U fighting game Pokken Tournament. Dubbed Pokken Tournament DX, this new game will offer a number of improvements for Switch players, and it'll be out in just a few short months.

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iCloud vs. Google Drive: Apple ignites a price war for cloud storage

iCloud vs. Google Drive: Apple ignites a price war for cloud storage

Apple went into overdrive with the announcements it made yesterday during its WWDC 2017 keynote, but one small yet important change to iCloud wasn't given much attention. It seems that Apple has reconsidered its iCloud pricing, ultimately giving heavy iCloud users more storage for their money. This could very well ignite a cloud storage pricing war between iCloud and competitors like Google Drive at a pretty important moment.

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iOS 11 on iPad Pro will finally make it a true Surface Pro alternative

iOS 11 on iPad Pro will finally make it a true Surface Pro alternative

The new 10.5-inch iPad Pro may be attracting a lot of attention, but Apple wants to assure everyone that iOS 11 is going to be just as big of a release for the iPad lineup. Right after the reveal of this new iPad Pro model at today's WWDC 2017 keynote, Apple gave us a look at some of the iPad features we can expect in iOS 11. These new features serve to blur the line further between the iPad Pro and a true-to-form PC or, perhaps more importantly, the iPad Pro and Microsoft's own Surface Pro.

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MacBook 2017 refresh release date and pricing

MacBook 2017 refresh release date and pricing

Apple's Mac brand got a surprising amount of love during today's WWDC Keynote. Not only did Apple announce refreshes for its iMacs, but it also announced the iMac Pro for those who need a little more power. The company didn't stop there, though, as it also revealed some updates to the MacBook and MacBook Pro.

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iMac 2017 release date: Here’s what’s inside

iMac 2017 release date: Here’s what’s inside

As expected, Apple used part of today's WWDC 2017 keynote to announce new hardware, but it revealed new machines that weren't exactly expected. Though many rumors ahead of this event told us to expect new iPads and MacBooks, the first refresh Apple announced today is coming to its 21.5-inch and 27-inch iMacs. That comes as something of a surprise, but we don't think the iMac faithful will mind much.

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Amazon Prime Video is coming to Apple TV later this year

Amazon Prime Video is coming to Apple TV later this year

As the rumors foretold, it seems that Apple and Amazon have buried the hatchet. Tim Cook just took the stage at WWDC 2017, and his first announcement was that Amazon Prime Video will soon be coming to Apple TV and the TV app. This means that Amazon Prime Video will be joining the now more than 50 channels that are included in the TV app, giving Prime customers access to their Prime Video content through Apple's TV box at long last.

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Amazon kicks off PC gaming sale for E3 2017

Amazon kicks off PC gaming sale for E3 2017

E3 2017 is nearly upon us, and what better way to celebrate than with a sale on gaming hardware? That's Amazon's thinking, at least, as it's launched a fairly impressive sale on its lineup of PC gaming hardware and software. Not only will the sale last quite some time, but it also covers a good variety of products and manufacturers, so there's plenty to have a look at.

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Next Nintendo Pokemon Direct hints at Switch game reveal

Next Nintendo Pokemon Direct hints at Switch game reveal

Nintendo made an interesting announcement today, revealing that a Pokemon-focused Nintendo Direct broadcast will take place later this week. This is interesting for a few reasons, the first being that this Direct broadcast will be live streamed just a few short days before E3 kicks off. It's also curious that this Direct broadcast will be dedicated to Pokemon, when there doesn't seem to be all that much to talk about in regards to the mainline Pokemon series.

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