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Apple’s future keyboards could be customizable

Apple’s future keyboards could be customizable

If you thought Lenovo went crazy with its Halo Keyboard on the Yoga Book, take a gander at what Apple is speculated to have in store for the not so distant future. Admittedly, it’s not as eccentric as a TRON-like touch screen keyboard, but it is just as unorthodox. Without ditching actual physical keys that everyone loves, Apple’s next keyboards will sport tiny e-ink indicators. The purpose? To allow users to change what’s written on the key and, of course, what the key press does, enabling them to practically turn it into an emoji keyboard.

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The Apple October 27 Mac event is official: 3 things to expect

The Apple October 27 Mac event is official: 3 things to expect

Apple reveals invites for their next big tech event - rumored to hold the next MacBook Pro. This event will be taking place on the 27th of October, 2016, and is set to take place on Apple Campus proper. This means it'll be an event where hardware will be appearing. The invite also implies that we'll be seeing a product that we've not seen for a while.

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What to expect at Apple’s October 27 MacBook event

What to expect at Apple’s October 27 MacBook event

Apple has an event planned for later this month, and rumor has it we'll be seeing a new MacBook Pro, as well as a high-resolution display to replace the Thunderbolt display the company discontinued in June, among other things. Speculation about when the event will take place has been somewhat varied. Though Apple hasn't yet confirmed the date, it seems it'll be happening on October 27, the day after Microsoft's own event.

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3 reasons to quit Pokemon GO and 3 to stay

3 reasons to quit Pokemon GO and 3 to stay

Pokemon GO is at a point where there just as many reasons to quit playing as there are to stay. What we're going to explore today is why, after months of being king, Pokemon GO becomes a conundrum. Users have to decide if the reasons to keep playing outweigh the reasons to just give up. For those that spend hours per day on a game like this, the struggle is real.

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Hated MacBook? The new MacBook Pro will make you howl

Hated MacBook? The new MacBook Pro will make you howl

Apple's MacBook Pro is long overdue a refresh, but the hotly-anticipated update could bring pain to those unready to embrace new connectors. It's been well over a year since Apple last revamped its high-end notebook, with the MacBook Pro released in May 2015 still holding out today with its Thunderbolt 2 and USB 3.0 ports. Now, though a considerably changed new line-up is expected within a matter of weeks, not everybody is likely to be happy.

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Why Misfit Phase is the anti-Apple Watch

Why Misfit Phase is the anti-Apple Watch

Misfit has announced a new addition to its product lineup, revealing a new device called the Phase Hybrid smartwatch today. Misfit says it was "classically inspired" with this latest device, looking to launch a smartwatch that emulates the design of analog watches. This is currently the only smartwatch on offer from Misfit, a company traditionally known for launching fitness trackers.

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How to escape iMessage and switch from iPhone to Pixel

How to escape iMessage and switch from iPhone to Pixel

You want to buy a Google Pixel, but your friends and family are all so firmly embedded in iMessage that you risk banishment to the social hinterlands if you ditch your iPhone. Apple's smartphones - most recently the iPhone 7 - win plaudits for their design, their camera performance, and their overall simplicity. For many, though, it's the stickiness of iOS-only apps like iMessage which makes the decision at upgrade time a no-brainer.

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iOS update 10.0.3 released: here’s why you should upgrade

iOS update 10.0.3 released: here’s why you should upgrade

The newest update for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus is out right this minute, including one priority bug fix. This priority bug fix makes temporary cellular cut-outs a thing of the past for iPhone 7 users. This bug turned up in some - not all, but some - iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus units in their first few weeks on the market.

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Apple Car hits roadblock as software not vehicle prioritized

Apple Car hits roadblock as software not vehicle prioritized

It was the automakers' boogeyman: Apple - fat off iPhone sales and widely lauded for its user-friendliness - weighing its own, mysterious entry into the car market. Another stress atop the awkward transition from dumb to semi-autonomous cars, at a time when industry stalwarts were already facing pressure from Silicon Valley upstarts like Tesla. Now, though, it seems Detroit & Co. have squeezed out a reprieve.

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iPhone 4, MacBook Air late 2010 to obsoleted in two weeks

iPhone 4, MacBook Air late 2010 to obsoleted in two weeks

Even, or especially, good things must come to an end. While the usual turnover for smartphones and computers is usually claimed to be two years, various laws mandate that manufacturers offer parts and repairs far longer than that. That said, there’s always a hard limit to that life extension. By the end of this month, Apple will reportedly be shuffling a few of its devices over to its “vintage and obsolete” list, practically putting an end to the iPhone 4’s and late 2010 13-inch MacBook Air’s long lives.

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iPhone 7 uses an onscreen Home button if the physical one stops working

iPhone 7 uses an onscreen Home button if the physical one stops working

Apple's new iPhone 7 features a solid-state Home button instead of one with physical movement; you've likely already heard all about this, along with the potential inconveniences that can come up if there's no physical contact with the Touch ID sensor. But what's new here is the iOS 10's software solution in the event the Home button stops working. What happens if the button is non-responsive — how do you use the phone? Via a temporary on-screen Home button.

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iPhone 7 Plus in Jet Black now available at most US Apple Stores

iPhone 7 Plus in Jet Black now available at most US Apple Stores

If you've been eagerly awaiting to get the iPhone 7 Plus in that glossy new Jet Black finish and disappointed by the lack of availability since the device launched last month, you might want to try heading to your local Apple Store as soon as you get the chance. It seems Apple's production of both the larger iPhone 7 model and the new color option are finally catching up to demand, as many of Apple's US retail locations are showing they have units on hand — at least for the time being.

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