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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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Watch Steve Jobs reveal the original iMac and change everything

Watch Steve Jobs reveal the original iMac and change everything

It's hard to imagine sometimes that, two decades ago when Steve Jobs stood on stage as Apple's "interim CEO" and unveiled the original iMac, the Cupertino firm wasn't the behemoth it is today. The candy-colored, translucent all-in-one computer made its debut on May 6, 1998, and proved to be the tipping point for Apple's reinvention.

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Apple aware of select iPhone 7 models experiencing disabled mics

Apple aware of select iPhone 7 models experiencing disabled mics

If you're an iPhone 7 or 7 Plus user that's noticed the phone's microphone has stopped working properly, you're not alone. It turns out that certain models of the iPhone 7 have begun experiencing a mic bug after updating to iOS 11.3 or later. The issue doesn't appear to be too widespread at the moment, but with the result being a nonfunctional microphone it makes things like calls and FaceTime pretty difficult.

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Q1 2018: Apple sells 4 of the top 5 smartphones globally

Q1 2018: Apple sells 4 of the top 5 smartphones globally

Today the iPhone X was named monarch of the first quarter of 2018. Strategy Analytics named the iPhone X leader of the pack in their latest analysis of the global smartphone market. In their report, we see clearly why Google's preparing Android and Chrome with notch-friendly software adjustments. In today's reported market numbers, we see iPhone X as the clear leader in smartphone sales - by a significant margin.

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The 2018 iPhone could finally fix Apple’s ridiculous charger fail

The 2018 iPhone could finally fix Apple’s ridiculous charger fail

Apple will ship the 2018 iPhones with USB-C to Lightning cables, at least according to sources that leaked the alleged plans on Weibo. In addition, the sources claim, Apple will ship the upcoming iPhone lineup with a new 18w USB-C power adapter for fast charging, a move that may mirror the MacBook's transition to USB-C.

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MoviePass Unlimited returns, with fine print

MoviePass Unlimited returns, with fine print

Today we're having a peek at the MoviePass Unlimited service - because it's not QUITE as Unlimited as you might've guessed. Late last month the "Unlimited" service was cut down significantly. Now, after significant press on the subject, MoviePass brought their Unlimited service back. Almost as if they'd planned on keeping said service the whole time.

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