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Apple Watch wireless music streaming arrives with watchOS 4.1

Apple Watch wireless music streaming arrives with watchOS 4.1

Apple has released watchOS 4.1, adding music streaming on the Apple Watch Series 3 and a brand new Radio app. The update, pushed out today alongside iOS 11.1, delivers one of the headline features promised for the latest Apple smartwatch back when it was announced in September: the ability to play more than just locally-cached music. Meanwhile, there are also improvements to how the Apple Watch can track your exercise.

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iOS 11.1 released: Bumper emoji crop and more

iOS 11.1 released: Bumper emoji crop and more

iOS 11.1 has been released, and if you're an emoji fan then you may well be delighted with the bumper crop Apple has added - among other things - to your iPhone. The update, pushed out today, also addresses some lingering issues with blurry photos and adds back one of the most popular 3D Touch gestures. However, it's the 70+ new emoji that are likely to get the most attention.

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iPhone X Face ID is a learning curve worth teaching

iPhone X Face ID is a learning curve worth teaching

Goodbye home button, goodbye Touch ID, hello iPhone X and facial recognition. Apple can be ruthless about getting rid of features it thinks have overstayed their welcome (headphone jack, I'm looking at you) but few have been so controversial as the new iPhone flagship's switch from fingerprint security to facial recognition. Unsurprisingly, it hasn't been a change that's been universally loved.

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Rylo is a new kind of camera by ex- Apple and Instagram devs

Rylo is a new kind of camera by ex- Apple and Instagram devs

Rylo might be the only non-phone-based camera in the world worth considering using by the average video-capturing person today. The device has two cameras, one on either side, and it captures spherical video for flat editing. That is, while it captures the entire world around the user, it allows magical things to happen with the final product - a standard video with smart focus and plenty of other smart software tricks.

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iPhone X first impressions: The 10 year itch

iPhone X first impressions: The 10 year itch

Dear friends and SlashGear readers, if you pre-ordered the iPhone X in time for delivery on November 3, or even within a week of that, congratulations. If you didn’t pre-order for whatever reason, and have even the slightest interest in Apple's new flagship, then I’m very sorry to tell you that when your friends, family, and colleagues show up with their shiny new iPhone X, you’re really going to wish you did. As of writing, the current shipping estimate is five to six weeks out. It's time to cash in whatever connections, favors, or blackmail material you have with your carrier’s rep to have them set aside a unit for you. Either that, or get in line to buy one at an Apple Store this Friday. Trust me, it's worth it.

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iPhones and iPads next year to completely ditch Qualcomm chips

iPhones and iPads next year to completely ditch Qualcomm chips

When you take each other to court, you best be prepared for the fallout outside of the courtroom. Lawsuits cut both ways, as Apple and Qualcomm are finding out. The two have been throwing accusations at each other over business practices and pricing and that might soon have a substantial effect on iPhone and iPad users next year. Sources are saying that Apple is working towards ridding next year’s mobile devices of any trace of Qualcomm, eying to replace it with modems from Intel and MediaTek instead.

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The iPhone X makes a strong case to buy AppleCare+

The iPhone X makes a strong case to buy AppleCare+

The iPhone X is arguably a beautiful device, even with that notch. Some have fallen in love with it, even before the phone actually ships to anyone in the world. But the iPhone X is also without question an expensive device, costing $1,000. Given that price, it seems that putting in another $200 for AppleCare+ seems to be pushing it. You might simply shrug your shoulders and leave your fate in the hands of chance and good fortune. But you will, in effect, be leaving it up to chance and good luck to save you from spending $550 for each and every unforeseen incident, which is always lurking around the corner.

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Apple fires iPhone X engineer over viral pre-release hands-on video

Apple fires iPhone X engineer over viral pre-release hands-on video

It appears that an Apple engineer has lost his job after letting his daughter record a hands-on video of the iPhone X and sharing it on YouTube. Last week, aspiring vlogger Brooke Amelia Peterson published a video that was filmed on the Apple campus, highlighting her father's iPhone X. As the device had yet to be officially released, it understandably went viral, and now Apple has reportedly fired the employee for violating non-disclosure agreement policies.

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BMW Z8 owned by Steve Jobs heads to auction

BMW Z8 owned by Steve Jobs heads to auction

There have been many auctions for items connected to Apple co-founder Steve Jobs since his passing in late 2011, including a number of early Apple computers, as well as various personal goods owned by the technology visionary. But the latest item could be one of the more sought after due to its existing status as a modern collectible. RM Sotheby's will soon be auctioning the 2000 BMW Z8 that was once owned and driven by Jobs.

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iPhone X costs $100 more at Best Buy

iPhone X costs $100 more at Best Buy

Apple finally opened pre-orders for the iPhone X on Friday, and as many expected the initial shipments sold out in seconds, leaving wait times stretching into December. But among all the excitement and commotion over the new smartphone, one retailer's prices for the iPhone X stood out: specifically, Best Buy charges an extra $100 on top of the already expensive device.

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Were iPhone X stock fears overblown?

Were iPhone X stock fears overblown?

If you didn't get up at 12:01am PT today and start hammering the refresh button on the Apple Store or your carrier of choice, you probably didn't secure an iPhone X for release day. As expected, pre-sales of the new iOS flagship were so brisk, within minutes the Apple Store was out of stock for November 3. However, some of the more ominous fears we've heard about the iPhone X over the past few months don't look to have come true.

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Apple’s first MacBook sleeve is an expensive one

Apple’s first MacBook sleeve is an expensive one

With the launch of iPhone X preorders, it's been a busy day for Apple. Even with the big day finally here (and launch day for the iPhone X just one week away), Apple still managed to sneak a new product for its 12-inch MacBook onto the Apple Store today. The product in question is a protective leather sleeve, but a word of warning before you jump over to the Apple store: this bad boy is expensive.

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