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Apple will open its first South Korean retail store

Apple will open its first South Korean retail store

Apple is striking back at Samsung by officially entering its homeland. The iPhone maker has confirmed that it will be opening its first retail store in South Korea, with the location even said to be near Samsung's headquarters in the city of Seoul. "We’re excited about opening our first Apple Store in Korea, one of the world’s economic centers and a leader in telecommunication and technology, with a vibrant K-culture," the company said in a statement.

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This is how to share iPhone Live Photos on Instagram

This is how to share iPhone Live Photos on Instagram

If you're an iPhone user and you've been itching for a way to upload your Live Photos to Instagram, then good news: you can now do exactly that by turning them into Boomerangs. Instagram is rolling out this new functionality right now, giving users a somewhat easy way to upload Live Photos to Instagram Stories. Best of all is the fact that you won't need to update the app to begin doing this - assuming your app is on the current version, you should see these features pop up automatically.

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LEGO Boost hands-on: simplifying brick robotics

LEGO Boost hands-on: simplifying brick robotics

It's almost never too early to begin learning about robotics - that's what LEGO seems to be telling us with LEGO Boost. The LEGO Boost system is a platform aimed at children 7-years and up. This is decidedly different from previous LEGO robotics sets offered in the past, like the LEGO Mindstorms EV3 which requires a bit more skill than most 7-year-olds are able to muster to make full use of.

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iPod click wheel-based iPhone OS prototype footage surfaces

iPod click wheel-based iPhone OS prototype footage surfaces

Apple historians may know that before Cupertino settled on going with iOS as the iPhone's software, it considered adapting the iPod's interface and OS to power the now-iconic smartphone, including the MP3 player's click-wheel. The original prototypes of that software have never been seen before, but frequent leaker Sonny Dickson has managed to get his hands on a selection of screenshots and even video, revealing what was once known as "AcornOS."

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iOS App Store kicks off 2017 with record-setting New Year’s Day

iOS App Store kicks off 2017 with record-setting New Year’s Day

It looks like the iOS App Store is off to a strong start to 2017, with Apple announcing today that New Year's Day was a record-setting one for the digital storefront. On top of that, Apple also announced that 2016 was a "record-shattering year," for the App Store. It seems that now is a good time to be an Apple developer, assuming you can claw your way into the top grossing and most popular charts.

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Incipio OX Case adds a headphone jack to the iPhone 7

Incipio OX Case adds a headphone jack to the iPhone 7

Incipio has taken the wraps off its new OX Case, an audio-enabled iPhone 7 case that adds a headphone port to Apple’s latest smartphone. When using the case, iPhone 7 owners have access to both a Lightning port and the headphone jack, making it possible to charge the phone and use a pair of wired headphones or earbuds at the same time.

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Leka robot ball hands-on: bigger than Sphero (with a face!)

Leka robot ball hands-on: bigger than Sphero (with a face!)

While Sphero might have the tiny remote-control ball market cornered, it would seem that Leka is aiming for the next size up. Leka is a robotic companion ball aimed at children. While it might be aimed specifically at children with special needs, we couldn't help but be entranced by the possibilities in everyday mobile play. This ball has a face, after all, and far be it for me to deny the joy of chasing a cartoon robot creature across the floor.

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iOS 10.3 tipped to debut in January with ‘Theater mode’

iOS 10.3 tipped to debut in January with ‘Theater mode’

Apple's iPhone was treated to the release of iOS 10.2 just a few weeks ago, including things like the new TV app and many new emoji. Beyond minor 10.2.x updates, we have no idea what Apple could be working on for iOS 10.3, but thanks to proficient leaker and tipster Sonny Dickson, we now have an idea about when to expect it, as well as a hint of a new feature.

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iPhone manufacturer Foxconn reveals plans to fully automate factories

iPhone manufacturer Foxconn reveals plans to fully automate factories

Taiwan's Foxconn, the electronics manufacturing giant that builds Apple's iPhone along with dozens of other devices, has recently revealed its plans to eventually replace all the human workers in its Chinese factories with automated robots. This goal is to be accomplished over three phases, with 40,000 robots already in place on production lines, and a reduction of over half the company's workforce since the release of the iPhone 6 in 2014.

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AirPods may get stock boost as production ramps up

AirPods may get stock boost as production ramps up

Apple's wireless AirPods have proven to be one of the hottest items of the holiday season, as many of you iPhone 7 owners will already know. They went on sale back on December 13, and almost immediately, delivery estimates were pushed back beyond Christmas. Even now, Apple.com gives AirPods a shipping estimate of six weeks, and because of this, Apple supplier Inventec is looking to ramp up production.

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Aurora lights turn triangle patterns into rainbows

Aurora lights turn triangle patterns into rainbows

The folks at Nanoleaf have an interesting set of lights prepared for living rooms wishing for colorful accents with "Aurora." The Aurora system is a modular smart lighting solution that allows the user to control each panel from a smartphone. The user configures the lighting grid however they like, then turn the lights on, off, dim, and color-change all from a smartphone screen.

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Text message can crash any iPhone iOS 10 or below

Text message can crash any iPhone iOS 10 or below

Back in the spring of 2015 a text message surfaced that had the ability to crash current iPhones of the time. Apple eventually patched that flaw to prevent the crash from happening. Fast-forward to today and there is another text message floating around that can crash any iPhone that is using the native Messages app and is running iOS 10 or below.

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