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Salt Apple TV remote is the complete opposite of the Siri Remote

Salt Apple TV remote is the complete opposite of the Siri Remote

Some tech companies, particularly smartphone makers, have dipped their hands into the TV market by bringing their smart technologies to the big screen. Unlike traditional players in that industry, however, the likes of Apple, Google, and even NVIDIA have stripped remote controls bare, leaving only what they deem to be the essentials. That hasn't always been favorably received and Swiss network operator Salt has taken matters into its own hands, pun unintended, by launching a slightly more conventional remote for the Apple TV 4K that almost goes against everything Apple's own Siri Remote stands for.

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Apple returns to CES after 27 years but not for a new product

Apple returns to CES after 27 years but not for a new product

Apple has always been content to do things its own way. It has traditionally snubbed the big tech events, preferring to hold its own without having to rub shoulders with its rivals. That is why it's almost a big surprise that the company will be present at CES 2020 but not for the reasons that you might think. While the likes of Samsung and Microsoft may have the showroom floor to showcase their products and technology, Apple will be taking the stage alongside the FTC and Facebook not to present a new product but to talk about its favorite topic: privacy.

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2020 iPhone could have a slightly larger battery from small internal change

2020 iPhone could have a slightly larger battery from small internal change

Despite having a probably more energy-efficient mobile operating system, iPhone owners have been begging Apple for a larger battery. Those prayers have been answered, to some extent, when Apple launched the larger iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s. Of course, the need for more hours of battery life never ends and Apple may be giving next year's iPhones just a wee bit more battery not by enlarging the iPhone yet again but by shrinking at least one part inside.

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New Apple Mac Pro finally gets an official order date

New Apple Mac Pro finally gets an official order date

Apple's long-anticipated new Mac Pro - along with the Pro Display XDR - has finally got an order date, with the Cupertino company quietly notifying would-be buyers when they can open their wallet. Announced earlier this year, the new Mac Pro brought a marked change in design from its predecessor, stepping away from the controversial "trash can" aesthetic.

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Apple leak hints at software fix for MacBook Pro speaker popping noise

Apple leak hints at software fix for MacBook Pro speaker popping noise

Apple is planning to release a software fix for an annoying popping noise reported by some 16-inch MacBook Pro owners, a new leak claims. The problem may appear in the MacBook Pro model after audio has stopped playing from an application, though some users experience the popping noise during audio playback. The leaked Apple memo indicates the noise can be fixed using a software update.

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2021 iPhone: Forget USB-C, it could have no ports at all

2021 iPhone: Forget USB-C, it could have no ports at all

Despite the fact that we're still months out from release, we've already heard plenty of rumors about next year's iPhones. Strangely enough, we've been hearing rumors about 2021's iPhones as well, nearly two years before Apple will release them. Today, a famed Apple analyst is making a pretty bold prediction about Apple's 2021 iPhone, claiming that Apple may opt to forgo the charging port on it entirely.

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Apple Clips updated with Memoji, Animoji, Disney

Apple Clips updated with Memoji, Animoji, Disney

Apple released a new version of their "Clips" app today, bringing with it a number of features that'll work on the newest round of iPhone and iPad devices. This newest version of the Clips app includes support for new languages - specifically right-to-left languages including Hebrew and Arabic. Clips will also bring seven new Mickey and Minnie Mouse stickers because Disney is the dominant media force on Earth here at the tail end of 2019.

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iPhone 12 with Qualcomm in-display fingerprint scanner makes no sense

iPhone 12 with Qualcomm in-display fingerprint scanner makes no sense

Qualcomm just recently announced the evolution of its 3D ultrasonic fingerprint scanning technology and, truth be told, we did find it to be a huge step forward. 3D Sonic Max, as it is called, checks off almost all the complaints that real-world users had with it on the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note 10, at least on the company's demo units. Unsurprisingly, hopes are running high that this new piece of tech would be adopted by more smartphone makers, including Apple. But while it's always within the realm of possibility for the 2020 iPhone to have it, it could be a huge step back as far as Apple is concerned.

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BMW CarPlay integration now offered for free after backlash

BMW CarPlay integration now offered for free after backlash

New cad models these days are almost expected to have one form of integration with mobile ecosystems or another. That means either letting users hook up to a manufacturer's proprietary system or directly integrating Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. Just because it's expected doesn't mean it has to come for free, which is the rather unpopular position BMW made a few months back. Now it's making a U-turn and will not charge owners of 2019 and 2020 models $80 a year just to use CarPlay in their cars.

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Can you trust Amazon? Take knockoff Apple Watches for example

Can you trust Amazon? Take knockoff Apple Watches for example

A collection of cheap imitations of the original Apple Watch are currently posing on Amazon as a perfect alternative to the far more expensive alternative. Brands like YAMAY, Willful, Letsfit, SKYGRAND, and ANBES make little effort to hide the fact that they're not only using lookalike UI - in some cases, they're literally selling the same devices under different brand names. Scratch that - in quite a few cases... in a CONCERNING number of cases, companies appear to be selling the same product with different brand names for different prices.

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Apple explains what to do if your new MacBook Pro randomly turns off

Apple explains what to do if your new MacBook Pro randomly turns off

A newly published Apple support document acknowledges reports of an issue some owners of the 13-inch 2019 MacBook Pro have experienced: unexpected shutdowns. Apple provides an official troubleshooting method for its customers who may experience this problem, advising them to get in contact with the company if the issue remains after updating the system.

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MacBook butterfly keyboard lawsuit will proceed after all

MacBook butterfly keyboard lawsuit will proceed after all

Apple may have finally changed back (or changed forward) to a more familiar keyboard mechanism in its new MacBook Pro but that doesn't change the past one bit. It is also not enough, apparently, to save the company from having to fight a class-action suit hurled against it over its previous "butterfly" keyboards. It tried to get that case dismissed but was shot down, effectively giving the green light to move the case forward in court. That is if it isn't settled out of it first.

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