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CarPlay Google Play Music support now available

CarPlay Google Play Music support now available

Google Play Music users can now access the app through Apple's CarPlay, with a new update quietly adding it to the short list of third-party services. The new version of Google's music app joins Amazon, Spotify, and a select few others with CarPlay support, with a much simplified interface promising to be easier and safer to access while on the move. You will, of course, need a CarPlay-compatible vehicle in order to actually use it, mind.

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Apple Clips puts Disney favorites in revamped video app

Apple Clips puts Disney favorites in revamped video app

Apple may have been fairly quiet about its Clips app since the iPhone video editing tool went live in April, but it's getting a big update today. Clips 1.1 is available to download in the App Store, but if you bought an iOS device recently you well already have it. Launched alongside, rather than replacing iMovie for iOS, Clips was intended to address the concern that its existing video editing tool was a little too serious and fairly complex.

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iPhone 2018: Samsung chip win leak comes under attack

iPhone 2018: Samsung chip win leak comes under attack

When it comes to making the beating heart of the iPhone, competition between chip-makers is fierce, and 2018 looks set to be no different. Despite reports that Samsung will sneak back into the 2018 iPhone as the manufacturer of the Apple A12, there are now conflicting claims that, in reality, another Apple partner will get the coveted - and lucrative - spot. Chatter from Taipei suggests that it's in fact TSMC that will seal the deal.

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Beats Balmain Collection – rebranded Studio, Powerbeats headphones

Beats Balmain Collection – rebranded Studio, Powerbeats headphones

You see a lot of people these days wearing headphones of all shapes, sizes, and designs, ranging from curious to ridiculous. Some might not care how they look as long as they sound great. Others, however, are unwilling to compromise and want both quality and beauty in a single package. For these audiophiles, Apple-owned Beats by Dre have partnered with fashion brand Balmain to introduce a new collection of wireless headphones that look as exquisite as their price tags.

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iPhone 8 launch on time but there’s still bad news warns analyst

iPhone 8 launch on time but there’s still bad news warns analyst

Apple's much-anticipated iPhone 8 will launch on time, one high profile analyst has predicted, but be warned: even if you can afford it, you might not be able to find one to buy. After months of back-and-forth over just how much the flagship iPhone for 2017 will cost, now J.P. Morgan analyst Rod Hall has weighed in with his own tweaked predictions. According to Hall, it's actually likely to be more expensive than he first expected.

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Qualcomm under fire: Patent battles up, profits down

Qualcomm under fire: Patent battles up, profits down

Qualcomm recorded a hefty 40-percent drop in quarterly profit for its fiscal Q3 2017, with the chip-maker blaming its ongoing legal spat with Apple for biting into revenues. The news comes as four new companies - all closely tied to Apple's supply chain - have filed new antitrust complaints against Qualcomm, while it itself has expanded its demands for an iPhone import ban to Europe. Still, Qualcomm warned that, until the royalty war is over, the financial horizon is still looking unsettled.

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Pokemon GO Legendary Update released: new Gym Raids!

Pokemon GO Legendary Update released: new Gym Raids!

Surprise, a new Pokemon GO update has been released just before Pokemon GO Fest. This version of the software allows a whole lot of speculation to happen - and makes for some very interesting solidification of clues we've spoken of in the past. What's most interesting about Pokemon GO 0.69.0 for Android and 1.39.0 for iPhone is the appearance of one brand new graphic - the LEGENDARY RAID PASS!

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Ugly iPhone 8 leak: If this is real, you won’t be happy

Ugly iPhone 8 leak: If this is real, you won’t be happy

This afternoon a set of photos of the iPhone 8 - or what appears to be the iPhone 8 - leaked in China. These images show a relatively official-looking piece of hardware - albeit a less-than-ideal version of what we expected. In this version of the iPhone 8, we see the Touch ID hole - the fingerprint reader - set on the back of the phone. Just the place we'd crossed our fingers it'd never end up.

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iOS 10.3.3 released: Why it’s an iPhone and iPad must-have

iOS 10.3.3 released: Why it’s an iPhone and iPad must-have

Apple has released a new version of iOS 10 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, including a number of security patches affecting Safari, Messages, and more. The update, iOS 10.3.3, weighs in at 138.5 MB, and is as always a free download. Apple's advice is that iPhone and iPad users should install it as soon as possible.

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iPhone 8 Touch ID panic button tipped in new Apple patent

iPhone 8 Touch ID panic button tipped in new Apple patent

Apple is working on turning its biometric sensor into a secret panic button, with Touch ID potentially being used to send out a cry for help if you're getting mugged. Detailed in a freshly published patent, granted to Apple earlier this week, the so-called "Biometric Initiated Communication" method relies on the ability of the fingerprint sensor to differentiate not only between different fingertips but how they make contact. It could potentially mean the iPhone 8 is able to use Touch ID as another input option.

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News of Pokemon GO Fest photos and map details leaked: look!

News of Pokemon GO Fest photos and map details leaked: look!

Photos suggest that Pokemon GO Fest has begun to be set up by Niantic this afternoon in Chicago. Pokemon GO Fest is the first massive Niantic-hosted real-world event for Pokemon GO, and its set to take place this Saturday. Have a peek below at a series of photos captured by local citizens heck-bent on making sure we see this event setup every step of the way!

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Apple Machine Learning Journal puts spotlight on secretive research

Apple Machine Learning Journal puts spotlight on secretive research

Apple is pulling back the curtain on its machine learning efforts, launching a new journal where employees can share their work on the Cupertino firm's cutting edge developments. The site is an unusual step by the traditionally secretive firm, which in the past has been more focused on wowing with the end-result of such endeavors. Still, with machine learning set to be one of the mainstays of technology over the next decade, Apple appears to want some of the attention that rivals like Google and Microsoft are garnering.

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