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Apple visiting Foxconn as iPhone X production strains

Apple visiting Foxconn as iPhone X production strains

Foxconn chairman Terry Gou was tipped to host a visit from Apple Chief Operating Officer Jeff Williams in Taiwan later this week. Williams is reportedly visiting Taiwan for the 30th anniversary of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), with an event taking place on October 23rd. It is likely Foxconn's assembly of the iPhone X and potential supply constraints will be on the table during the chat between the company executives.

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iPhone X release nightmare: Here’s the problem

iPhone X release nightmare: Here’s the problem

The iPhone X launch was a problem since it was announced - but a bit of analysis today suggests Apple's troubles are ending soon. While billboards, underground tram ads, and video spots run rampant across the world for iPhone X, behind the scenes Apple's pushing the line when it comes to manufacturing. New parts, an entirely new build, and technology that the company's not used in a production-level device before - it was bound to be at least a little bit of a struggle for a company as large as Apple.

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Mac mini still important to Apple, says Tim Cook

Mac mini still important to Apple, says Tim Cook

Many Apple products have received a significant refresh recently, like the iPhone X, or a pink slip, in the case of the venerable iPod. One member of the Apple hardware lineup, however, had practically been left by the wayside yet not retired either. That is the limbo that current ly faces the Mac mini, Apple's most affordable desktop. Many have mostly accepted the sad fact that the mini desktop will be continued. But in an unofficial email, Tim Cook gave fans a glimmer of hope, which, of course, can still change between now and then.

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iPhone X Animoji at the heart of trademark lawsuit against Apple

iPhone X Animoji at the heart of trademark lawsuit against Apple

The animoji is perhaps the most frivolous and most whimsical demonstration of what is actually a pretty complex and sophisticated feature. And yet, it might also become one of the most popular features of the iPhone X. That is, unless this lawsuit manages to mess it all up. A Japanese company is suing Apple over the use its trademark, registered in 2014, alleging that the company was not only aware of the trademark but even tried to buy it off the owners.

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Pokemon GO Halloween Gen 3 confirmed : What we missed!

Pokemon GO Halloween Gen 3 confirmed : What we missed!

Niantic's Pokemon GO today confirmed an official Halloween event update, and the details are top notch! Believe it or not, the one detail we got wrong was the date. While last year's Halloween event lasted only a few short days, this event's about to go ALL OUT. Instead of starting in the middle of next week, lasting until Halloween, Pokemon GO's Halloween 2017 event starts tomorrow!

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Are you still excited about iPhone X?

Are you still excited about iPhone X?

Buying a new smartphone can feel like a game of Russian roulette. Sure, in most tech segments there's that sneaking suspicion that "something great" is just around the corner, but none is so cutthroat and fast-paced as the phone industry. For once, though, if you've been holding out for Apple's new flagship, you've had the chance to see the main competition. That leads me to one big iPhone X question.

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Apple TV’s search adds support for more apps in the US and Canada

Apple TV’s search adds support for more apps in the US and Canada

The latest Apple TV's universal search has added support for more apps in the US and Canada. With this expansion, users are now able to view results from BBC America, Oxygen, and Classix in the United States. Canadian users also get expanded universal search results that now include a kid's channel, news, and more.

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Pokemon GO Halloween just got REAL (Gen 3 real)

Pokemon GO Halloween just got REAL (Gen 3 real)

This morning the latest build of Pokemon GO for Android revealed a collection of changes just before Halloween. This set of changes falls in the category of "oh my goodness this could mean something big" - with regard to the third full generation of Pokemon in the game. An in-game data update just like the one we're seeing today occurred just days before the full release of Pokemon GO's Gen 2.

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Apple’s self-driving car tech just got caught on camera

Apple’s self-driving car tech just got caught on camera

Apple may not be making its own cars, but its mysterious Project Titan work continues as the company refines software and systems for other autonomous vehicles. The Cupertino firm has been plying the local streets for some time now with its Titan-topped test mules, bristling with LIDAR and more. Now, we've got what's arguably the best view of the current Project Titan hardware in the wild, and it comes courtesy of a rival.

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Bento Stack is the Japanese lunchbox of Apple dongle holders

Bento Stack is the Japanese lunchbox of Apple dongle holders

The Bento Stack was announced today by Function 101 in an effort to easily contain the many Apple cords, dongles, and accessories some users use. This includes holding the Apple Pencil, the MacBook Pro power cord, the AirPods, and etcetera. Much like the original Japanese-designed lunch box system, this Bento Box stacks up and keeps things tidy. Especially dongles - all the dongles.

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Gmail iOS beta’s big change makes it the must-have email app

Gmail iOS beta’s big change makes it the must-have email app

Google has launched a new beta test on iOS, and it's giving Gmail users the ability to view non-Google accounts in their Gmail app. Android and web users have been able to do this for a while, but now Google has deemed iOS users worthy of the feature as well. Getting started with the beta test is pretty easy, as it only requires that you fill out a short questionnaire and meet a few requirements.

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You don’t need an expensive phone, so don’t buy one

You don’t need an expensive phone, so don’t buy one

This year is the first in smartphone hardware in a long time in which I felt like no game-changing changes came from any company. The smartphones revealed by HTC, Samsung, Apple, and the rest - they were all solid. But we've reached a point in the history of the smartphone where only the very rich should consider buying a new device every single year. Let me tell you why.

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