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This new iPad Pro bend test raises some questions

This new iPad Pro bend test raises some questions

How much pressure should the new iPad Pro stand up to before its aluminum and glass bends? That's the question being asked today, after a bend test of Apple's latest tablet showed it's possible - with your hands alone - to fold the iOS slate in half, and not in the good "Samsung foldable phone" way.

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Final Cut Pro X gets third-party extensions and better noise reduction

Final Cut Pro X gets third-party extensions and better noise reduction

Final Cut Pro X has received an update that brings workflow extensions for popular third-party services and apps, including Shutterstock and Frame.io. The new support brings the extensions to the editing interface with a design that matches, the end result being a tight integration for rapid access to popular tools. In addition, the update adds new features targeted at professional users.

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The most interesting iPhone of 2018 is now easier to buy

The most interesting iPhone of 2018 is now easier to buy

Apple's iPhone XR turned out to be the most fascinating smartphone of the company's 2018 refresh, with its combination of colorful style and relative affordability, and now there's more flexibility in how you can buy it. Until now, if you've wanted the $750+ iPhone XR you've had to pick it up with a carrier, but that's all changing.

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Apple just shoved its chip and 5G plans in Qualcomm’s face

Apple just shoved its chip and 5G plans in Qualcomm’s face

If you can't beat them, grab their talent. Apple is hunting for wireless chip and processor designers on Qualcomm's home turf, lending weight to the ongoing rumors that it plans to bring as much of its future chipset design in-house as possible, and potentially oust current partners like Intel from its iPhone and Mac ranges.

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This one day iPhone X deal undercuts a new iPhone XR

This one day iPhone X deal undercuts a new iPhone XR

Apple may have hustled the iPhone X out of its range when it launched the iPhone XS a few months ago, but a new Amazon deal for the 2017 flagship could sway you from spending too much on a new phone. The iPhone X launched Apple's new notched aesthetic, as well as hardware like the TrueDepth camera, but it also ushered in a high price for new phones.

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Luna Display turns new iPad Pro into wireless Mac mini display

Luna Display turns new iPad Pro into wireless Mac mini display

Luna Display has demonstrated its wireless second display technology being used to turn a new iPad Pro into a Mac Mini display. The system involves a small dongle that connects to a Mac over WiFi; it successfully presented the Mac Mini environment on the full iPad Pro display. Luna describes the experience as like having "a whole new Apple product."

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New Apple Watch wireless charging dock released as AirPower still MIA

New Apple Watch wireless charging dock released as AirPower still MIA

A new Apple wireless charging pad has been released, though you shouldn't get excited about Apple AirPower. The combination wireless charging pad, capable of powering up three Apple devices simultaneously, is still missing-in-action, but the Cupertino firm isn't letting that slow its momentum on other wireless chargers.

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Now you can order a MacBook Pro with AMD’s Radeon Pro Vega GPU

Now you can order a MacBook Pro with AMD’s Radeon Pro Vega GPU

Apple's MacBook Pro has new graphics card options, with the AMD Radeon Pro Vega GPUs now being added to the notebook's configurator. Promised earlier this month, alongside the big Mac mini and MacBook Air launch, the new graphics options are targeted at graphics professionals doing tasks like 3D rendering, as well as gamers.

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Refurbished HomePod now available, Black Friday deal still better

Refurbished HomePod now available, Black Friday deal still better

When Apple finally launched its overdue HomePods, it premium home speakers with some smarts were criticized for at least two things. Not only were they terribly late to the game, they were also considered too expensive for what little they offered. Since then, Apple has updated the HomePod with additional features that could at least make that $350 price tag worth your while. Now it is offering an even cheaper option for those who don’t mind purchasing refurbished products.

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Watch the 12.9-inch iPad Pro teardown reveal Apple’s secrets

Watch the 12.9-inch iPad Pro teardown reveal Apple’s secrets

Yesterday, iFixit published a teardown of the 11-inch 2018 iPad Pro and the results were less than stellar. Unlike some other recent Apple devices - specifically the Mac mini and the new MacBook Air - the 11-inch iPad Pro turned out to be something of a DIYer's nightmare, with gobs of glue holding everything down and making repair troublesome. Today, iFixit is taking a look inside the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, and if you were hoping for a different outcome, we're sorry to say that you're probably going to be disappointed.

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Spotify Apple Watch app out now: It’s basic

Spotify Apple Watch app out now: It’s basic

There's a new wearable app from Spotify this week, one made by the company to work specifically on the Apple Watch. This app works with the controls you might expect - playback controls, switches between devices, playlists, and the like. The bit you might be surprised about, however, is the fact that the app needs to be connected to a secondary device to play music.

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Apple T2 chip confirmed to have kill switch for DIY repairs

Apple T2 chip confirmed to have kill switch for DIY repairs

The folks over at iFixit recently celebrated a small victory for third-party repair industry when exceptions to the DMCA allowed self-repairs for certain classes of devices. That victory, however, might have been short-lived at least as far as Apple’s latest Mac products are concerned. Because while some part of the new Macs and MacBooks can be replaced with no problem or issue, some parts, like the logic board and Touch ID fingerprint sensor, would now require official re-authentication using a diagnostic tool that only Apple provides to its authorized service providers.

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