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iPad Pro, iOS 11 videos prepare you for what’s coming soon

iPad Pro, iOS 11 videos prepare you for what’s coming soon

While Androids users are anxiously awaiting the final name, and launch, of Android 8.0 “O”, iOS users are also looking forward to iOS 11, set to launch this quarter. Even more so iPad Pro users, who have a lot of reasons to be excited for this release. To both tease and prepare such users, Apple has released a couple of videos that will help prepare them for the new and admittedly unfamiliar features ahead.

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Netflix’s $7 billion 2018 content budget towers over Apple

Netflix’s $7 billion 2018 content budget towers over Apple

Netflix is reshaping the television and movie industries and there's no signs of that changing. The company has expanded its movie library with a roster of original programming that has earned it high praise and faithful subscribers alike. Word has it that Apple is preparing to make its own bold entrance into the original programming industry, but its $1 billion budget looks puny compared to Netflix's $7 billion ambitions.

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iPhone 8 featured in McDonald’s app advertisement

iPhone 8 featured in McDonald’s app advertisement

The iPhone 8's official launch is almost upon us, and it's an exciting time to speculate. The leaks have spanned all categories, ranging from design to hardware to rumored new features and back again. All signs point to the phone featuring an edge-to-edge OLED display, and that raises questions about what kind of iOS design tweaks will be made to accommodate that. One possible design just appeared in a McDonald's advertisement.

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DirecTV NOW’s Apple TV deal is back, but you can’t find it online

DirecTV NOW’s Apple TV deal is back, but you can’t find it online

Remember the free Apple TV deal AT&T introduced at the launch of its DirecTV NOW service? That move was designed to lure in new customers, offering them the latest Apple TV hardware in exchange for prepaying a certain number of months of service. That deal is back, but you wouldn't know it by looking at the website. AT&T is being a bit tricky with this latest deal, and you can't get it online.

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iOS 11 Touch ID lockdown is sneaky security done right

iOS 11 Touch ID lockdown is sneaky security done right

Apple's iOS 11 has a secret lockout option that temporarily disables Touch ID, a so-called "cop button" that could take advantage of legal loopholes about phone searches. While an increasing number of smartphones have fingerprint readers, and indeed all iPhones have for the past few generations, the idea that not all security systems are created equal goes further than just on-device security. In fact, while Touch ID might be more convenient than a PIN code or password, there are cases when it could be less resilient from legal compulsion to unlock your device.

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iPhone 8: The big wireless charging upgrade may just have leaked

iPhone 8: The big wireless charging upgrade may just have leaked

A pair of photos have leaked showing what is claimed to be iPhone 8 wireless charging hardware. The hardware, assuming it is what the leakster says it is, likely pertains to the charging pad rather than the phone's internal components. Wireless charging is one of multiple features expected to be available in the upcoming anniversary edition of the iPhone, a model that is currently being referred to as the iPhone 8.

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Skype Preview hits non-Win10 and Mac starting now

Skype Preview hits non-Win10 and Mac starting now

The next generation in Skype functionality is coming to Apple and non-Windows 10 computers. Yes, you read that correctly, non-Windows 10, as in every version of Windows before Windows 10 version 1511 (OS Build 10586). For everyone who has the newest version of Windows 10, there's also good news to be had.

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This iPhone 8 just went full Android

This iPhone 8 just went full Android

Now that the Internet has a pretty good idea of what the iPhone 8 is going to look like, pictures like these are coming in quick. What we've got here is a series of images which use the iPhone 8's body - also a concept based on leaks as a base. This series of images makes a user interface that's built "based on an Android user's expectations."

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Apple may put $1 billion into original TV content next year

Apple may put $1 billion into original TV content next year

Apple's original content efforts are only getting started. The company plans to put $1 billion into producing its own original shows next year, according to sources, something that will make it a driving force in the growing market for original streaming shows. Though such a budget won't put it into the realm of big networks like HBO yet, it will position it as an upcoming competitor targeting the likes of Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu, all of which are arguably the biggest sources of original online programming at the moment.

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ESPN on Apple TV can now stream four live games at once

ESPN on Apple TV can now stream four live games at once

Home TVs are bigger than ever and here to take full advantage of the size is ESPN's new Apple TV app. Though the ESPN app for tvOS itself isn't new, this latest update brings a feature called MultiCast. Users can now stream up to four live games at the same time on the same display, doing so in various arrangements such as two side-by-side games or four with one in each corner.

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The Mewtwo Pokemon GO countdown begins now!

The Mewtwo Pokemon GO countdown begins now!

Pokemon GO summer hype had another kick in the pants today as our countdown to Mewtwo hit start. A source familiar with the information (who wished to remain anonymous) informed SlashGear today that Niantic's target for "the arrival of Mewtwo" might be sooner than we first expected. As the extended stay of the Legendary Bird Pokemon ends, the time will be most ripe.

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BioShock Remastered arrives on Mac next week

BioShock Remastered arrives on Mac next week

The remastered edition of BioShock will be available to play on Mac starting next week, it has been revealed. The remastered edition will arrive in two different digital download stores, expanding the new release's initial launch on consoles and PC last year. The arrival comes alongside the iconic game's 10th anniversary, and is the first time the enhanced version has been available on Apple computers.

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