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I try not to fawn over tech, but the new iPhone 12 Pro sure feels good

I try not to fawn over tech, but the new iPhone 12 Pro sure feels good

The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro have landed on my desk, and oh boy, do they feel good. Now, "hand feel" is one of those rightly-maligned things in tech review circles these days, a shorthand not only for lazy design description but a more general fetishization of tech that feels a little weird at this point. So please, allow me enough rope to hang myself as I talk about just that.

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iOS 14.1 released, setting the stage for iPhone 12

iOS 14.1 released, setting the stage for iPhone 12

Following the release of iOS 14 last month, Apple released iOS 14.1 today. This update sets the stage for iPhone 12's impending arrival, in a manner of speaking, as its biggest addition is support for 10-bit HDR in both video playback and photo editing. You don't need an iPhone 12 or iPhone 12 Pro to take advantage of that feature either, as this support is going live on all iPhones dating back to the iPhone 8.

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Apple’s AirTags coming “soon” to connect with iPhone 12

Apple’s AirTags coming “soon” to connect with iPhone 12

The next significant Apple product may be released by the end of the year, just in time for the holidays. The product called AirTag, designed by Apple with Bluetooth LE and Ultra-Wide band radio for item location and retrieval. The AirTag system's been rumored for some time - now might be the perfect time to turn this Find My app into a "Find My everything" type situation.

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Apple is killing a popular Google Stadia workaround for iOS

Apple is killing a popular Google Stadia workaround for iOS

By now, Apple's reasons for not allowing game streaming services on the iOS App Store have been well documented. Though Apple has changed up its rules to potentially allow game streaming services like Google Stadia and Microsoft's Project xCloud to be available through the iOS App Store, its requirements are still so specific and tedious that neither company is likely to take advantage of those new rules. Now, it seems, Apple is killing off a popular workaround that allowed Stadia subscribers to easily play their Stadia games on iPhones and iPads.

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iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro review round-up – The Apple 5G verdict

iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro review round-up – The Apple 5G verdict

The first iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro reviews are out, putting half of Apple's 2020 flagship line-up through its paces. If you're hoping for the final yay/nay on whether to buy an iPhone 12 mini or an iPhone 12 Pro Max, you'll have to wait a little longer - they're shipping later this year - but the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro are arguably likely to capture the most mainstream users.

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Xbox app now has iPhone, iPad game streaming via Remote Play

Xbox app now has iPhone, iPad game streaming via Remote Play

Streaming is the big thing in entertainment these days, including in gaming. There are, however, two ways to stream games, with the most known one being the Netflix-style streaming from a remote computer ala Google Stadia. There is, however, another kind of streaming that lets you remotely play games already installed on a PC or console. That's exactly the kind that iPhone and iPad owners can now enjoy with the latest Xbox mobile app while Microsoft figures out how to get around Apple's cloud game streaming restrictions.

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Apple TV+ will make Peanuts holiday classics free for everyone

Apple TV+ will make Peanuts holiday classics free for everyone

Apple is expanding its Peanuts content with a deal that'll bring new specials, a second season of Snoopy in Space, and more. As part of this newly announced deal, Apple has also scored three classic Peanuts holiday specials in time for the upcoming season -- and it is making them free for everyone to stream for a limited time. As expected, the free streaming availability will coincide with each of the three major upcoming holidays.

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iPhone 12 5G support document leak has bad news for some users

iPhone 12 5G support document leak has bad news for some users

All of the newer iPhone models starting with the iPhone XS feature Dual SIM, a special mode that takes advantage of both the nano-SIM slot and eSIM to give users access to two different lines. This feature is particularly useful for consumers who frequently travel or who need a separate business line, but it seems there will be one big limitation: the mode isn't compatible with 5G.

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Beats Flex Review – EarPods’ Eulogy

Beats Flex Review – EarPods’ Eulogy

It's fair to say that the big Beats Flex news last week got buried under confirmation that you won't get headphones in the iPhone 12 box. Apple's thinking is that most people either have earbuds already, or have their eye on something more rewarding than the old, bundled EarPods - for those who don't, there's now a significantly more attainable set of Beats that might just fit the bill.

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iPhone 12 and 12 Pro display repair costs: There’s good news and bad

iPhone 12 and 12 Pro display repair costs: There’s good news and bad

Apple has revealed pricing for out-of-warranty screen repairs for both the standard iPhone 12 and the iPhone 12 Pro, and it's a mix of good news (or at least middling news) and bad. In the case of the standard iPhone 12, we're seeing the price for a screen repair rise significantly over the iPhone 11, while iPhone 12 Pro pricing is staying the same as the screen repair cost for the iPhone 11 Pro.

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iPhone 12 or OnePlus 8T – Where should the money go

iPhone 12 or OnePlus 8T – Where should the money go

Just a day after the launch of iPhone 12 lineup on October 13, OnePlus revealed the sole OnePlus 8T which will complete the Chinese tech company’s lineup for this year, since there is no Pro model for the 8T. Both the phones are going to be available from October 23 and will compete to lure in prospective buyers. The pricing for the two smartphones is neck to neck, while iPhone 12 demands $799 for the base model, OnePlus 8T comes for a slightly lower $749 tag – virtually there is just $50 setting these two devices apart. So, a comparison of the specification and features of these close competitors – the iPhone 12 and OnePlus 8T was imminent.

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iPhone 12 mini: How big a deal is it anyway

iPhone 12 mini: How big a deal is it anyway

Apple finally went ahead with the launch of the iPhone 12 lineup comprising four discrete models, which includes the tiniest 5G iPhone. iPhone 12 mini, the smallest and lightest member of the new iPhone family is also billed as the “the smallest, lightest, and thinnest 5G phone in the world.” Going by its very comfortable 5.4-inch screen size, it has the potential to be a 5G-enabled phone you’d want in 2020 – only if, sizeable screen real estate is not really your thing.

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