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iPhone X notch remover tackles Apple’s big controversy

iPhone X notch remover tackles Apple’s big controversy

Ever since the iPhone X was first revealed, the now-famous "notch" at the top of the display has become the topic of much debate. While some people don't mind its presence, others seem to be quite bothered by it. If you belong to the latter group of people, you can do something about it thanks to a new app that's now available on the App Store.

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Some iPhone X reported to have crackling, buzzing from earpiece

Some iPhone X reported to have crackling, buzzing from earpiece

The recent slew of issues, be it hardware or software, coming from brand new smartphone models might have some wondering if quality control is going downhill or if users have just become too meticulous about their devices. And since some of these involve really expensive smartphones, the expectations of perfection are even higher. The latest to join the list of complaints is, unsurprisingly, the iPhone X, which is now reported by some owners to exhibit either crackling or buzzing audio coming from the phone’s earpiece speaker at high volumes.

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iPhone X Face ID beaten with 3D-printed mask

iPhone X Face ID beaten with 3D-printed mask

With its new flagship iPhone X, Apple has touted just secure the device's Face ID technology is, and for the most part it's been a hit, with relatively few reports of the system not working properly or letting the wrong person unlock the phone. The security researchers at Bkav, however, have gone to great lengths to thwart the facial recognition technology, to see what it would take. Turns out they've found success using a strange-looking 3D-printed mask.

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Some iPhone X displays have developed a bright green line

Some iPhone X displays have developed a bright green line

Some iPhone X owners are reporting that a bright green line has developed on their handset's display. The line is terribly thick on some phones, though very slim on others, typically running vertically from top to bottom on either the right or left side. Restarting the phone doesn't get rid of the green line, according to affected users, who say that Apple is replacing the devices with new units.

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There’s a simple workaround for the iPhone X cold weather problem

There’s a simple workaround for the iPhone X cold weather problem

It's not been a great few weeks for smartphone screen issues, but at least with the iPhone X's newly-discovered cold weather problems there's an easy workaround. The new iOS flagship was making headlines for its controversial "notched" OLED panel, but now some owners are reporting issues which aren't just aesthetic. Turns out, the iPhone X is pretty temperature-sensitive.

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If the 2018 iPad with Face ID looks this good, I’m sold

If the 2018 iPad with Face ID looks this good, I’m sold

Rumors of a new iPad have begun, and if the images we've got here are any indication, Apple's next slate will be a masterpiece. We've seen our fair share of iPhone concepts in the past from a wide variety of creators - but not so much on the iPad - save the months leading up to the iPad Pro. This is probably largely because of the device's relative lack of need for change over the past half-decade.

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iPhone X bug causes touch problems in cold weather

iPhone X bug causes touch problems in cold weather

Some iPhone X owners are reporting an unusual issue in which the phone's display becomes unresponsive or laggy when the handset is exposed to a cold environment. The biggest example of this seems to be someone stepping from inside of a warm house out into the cold outdoors. Owners experiencing this problem say the unresponsiveness takes place immediately, not just when the phone itself cools down.

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Apple just bought the tech to flatten the iPhone’s camera bump

Apple just bought the tech to flatten the iPhone’s camera bump

As the competition to provide the best smartphone camera gets even more heated, Apple has made a key acquisition that could give it an edge in the battle. We're learning today that Apple has acquired a company named InVisage Technologies. While that name may not be instantly familiar, the technology InVisage has been developed could not only give iPhone and iPad cameras a big boost in quality, but it could also get rid of those unsightly camera bumps we've been dealing with ever since the launch of the iPhone 6.

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iOS 11.1.1 release fixes iPhone’s weird “i” autocorrect

iOS 11.1.1 release fixes iPhone’s weird “i” autocorrect

Today Apple fixed one of the strangest errors in code the company's likely ever had to deal with. The newest version of iOS corrects the software's autocorrection of the letter "i." Autocorrect of the letter I in its lower-cased form became quite a significant sort of nonsense for users over the past week, as you can imagine, since most users aren't too keen on making certain every I is capitalized.

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Apple Clips 2.0 “Selfie Scenes” tap iPhone X and Star Wars

Apple Clips 2.0 “Selfie Scenes” tap iPhone X and Star Wars

Apple has released Clips 2.0, a new version of its free video creation app, and if you've got an iPhone X it's a must-have download. The new video editing app taps into the TrueDepth camera that occupies the "notch" in the iPhone X's display. Until now, that's primarily been used for the Face ID security system, but Clips 2.0 puts it to much more entertaining use.

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Apple now has a fully-year app dev course in 20 universities

Apple now has a fully-year app dev course in 20 universities

Today’s world runs on code, be it on the smartphone you’re using to read this or the hidden servers that make the Web go round. Unsurprisingly, the biggest tech giants are pushing for coding to become as common in schools as the traditional three R’s. Apple’s Everyone Can Code initiative is one such program that targets institutions of higher learning. Today, Apple is pushing that program to more than 20 colleges and universities around the globe to ensure that the next generation of programmers will have a solid foundation in making apps for iPhones and iPads.

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How TrueDepth could make Apple’s AR headset actually work

How TrueDepth could make Apple’s AR headset actually work

Apple is working on an augmented reality headset, and I would be very surprised if the TrueDepth camera wasn't inside. Teams inside the Cupertino company are reportedly busy building a new rOS "reality operating system," the custom system-on-a-package chipset to run it, and the hardware to build around that under the codename "T288." Just as tricky as actually making an AR wearable that isn't utterly dorky, though, is figuring out how wearers will actually interact with it.

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