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Tim Cook’s Duke speech is a sign of WWDC 2018’s focus

Tim Cook’s Duke speech is a sign of WWDC 2018’s focus

WWDC 2018 may still be a few weeks away, but in the aftermath of both Google I/O and Microsoft's Build it's already clear what Apple's big focus will be. The annual developer event is always an opportunity to see the latest-and-greatest - and a preview of what Apple hopes will be even greater over the next twelve months - but if Tim Cook's commencement speech at Duke University this weekend is anything to go by, there'll be more than just tech on the agenda.

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iPhone release prices tipped: Undercutting Galaxy Note 9

iPhone release prices tipped: Undercutting Galaxy Note 9

This week a set of tips from China suggested the next wave of iPhone devices may have price cuts. This would have a major effect on how iPhone-using smartphone buyers pay for new devices. Early notification of the potential for this bit of price adjustment could change the date at which many users decide to lay down their cash - so let's talk about it.

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Tim Cook at Duke University commencement: think different

Tim Cook at Duke University commencement: think different

Being the CEO of one of the world's most iconic, and therefore most powerful, tech company has ceased to be just an executive and management position. At times, it also takes a political tone. And just like any political figure, these chief executives use interviews and even commencement ceremonies to get their point across. For Apple CEO Tim Cook, that pulpit was the 2018 commencement ceremony of his alma mater, Duke University. Here, Cook not only urged graduates to leave the world a better place but to also remind them that Apple takes data privacy seriously.

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MacBook keyboard lawsuit wants Apple to acknowledge bad design

MacBook keyboard lawsuit wants Apple to acknowledge bad design

Frustration with Apple's MacBook keyboard has prompted a class-action lawsuit, after the Cupertino firm refused to acknowledge persistent problems with the "butterfly" keys. The mechanism was announced as a key feature of the 12-inch MacBook in 2015, as a way to shrink the thickness of the keyboard and thus allow for a skinnier notebook.

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iPhone SE 2018: How the notch works

iPhone SE 2018: How the notch works

Today we're having a peek at a mockup of the iPhone SE 2018 based on leaks from the past week. We're exploring the viability of the leaked models that've appeared - with regard to the software and the hardware that'd need to work with said hardware. This is a test. If this had been a news story based on Apple products straight from Apple, we'd be going in on all angles.

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YouTube HDR support for iPhone X is quietly rolling out

YouTube HDR support for iPhone X is quietly rolling out

YouTube has quietly introduced High Dynamic Range (HDR) support for the iPhone X. Some handset users report being able to view HDR videos using the latest and greatest iPhone model, hinting at a slow rollout that, unfortunately, hasn't made its way to the iPad Pro. Though it's not available to all users at this time, iPhone X users can check whether they have access via the app's "Quality" menu.

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Apple ditches plans for Ireland data center

Apple ditches plans for Ireland data center

Back in 2015, Apple announced plans to build a new data center in Athenry, Ireland. The small town was an attractive destination for Apple because of West Ireland's green energy resources, and the company planned to invest as much as $1 billion in its construction. It's been a while since we last heard about this data center, but more news about the project is surfacing today and it isn't good.

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Apple now removing apps that sell your data

Apple now removing apps that sell your data

Today, we're hearing new reports that Apple has started taking measures to remove apps that collect and share location data with third-parties from the iOS App Store. As privacy concerns seem to be growing by the day - thanks in large part to the recent Cambridge Analytica scandal from Facebook - it seems that Apple is attempting to crack down on app developers misusing information they've collected on their users. To a lot of people, this will probably be a refreshing bit of news.

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The iPhone X Plus 2018 switchover leaked

The iPhone X Plus 2018 switchover leaked

Details about the release of the 2018 iPhone X Plus remain in the rumor realm - but have been given a new bit of credence this week from China. What we're to understand as of now is that the whole iPhone lineup might well make the switch to the notch - the removal of the home button and the replacement of said home button with a larger display. Can you imagine your iPhone SE feeling the same, but looking a whole lot different?

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Round Apple Watch could be coming soon based on new patent

Round Apple Watch could be coming soon based on new patent

The Apple Watch might be a great health-centric wearable but, depending on who you ask, it isn't a great fashion item. It's rounded square design might match its other smart products but, as far as watches go, circles almost always win the day. An Apple Watch with a completely round display is not only much-desired, it might also be long overdue. But based on this newly-awarded Apple patent, that time might hopefully be coming soon.

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iOS 11.4 USB Restricted Mode will give police a headache

iOS 11.4 USB Restricted Mode will give police a headache

Apple has already fallen afoul of law enforcement because its hard stance on encryption and protecting users' privacy, no matter who that user may be. The company and authorities are almost playing a game of cat and mouse, with police doing everything to thwart Apple's safeguards, even going as far as using dead people's fingers. Apple might soon be stepping up its game once more with the upcoming iOS 11.4's new USB Restricted Mode feature, which will practically disable USB data connection if an iPhone has not been unlocked for 7 days.

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iPhone X replacements given green-light for Face ID fails

iPhone X replacements given green-light for Face ID fails

Apple has given its Genius tech support and third-party repair centers permission to issue complete iPhone X replacement units, after identifying a frustrating issue with its Face ID system. The facial recognition security relies on Apple's TrueDepth camera array, a complex system of illuminators and sensors integrated into the "notch" in the iPhone X.

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