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Apple refunding Workflow purchases, questions arise

Apple refunding Workflow purchases, questions arise

Bigger, and richer, companies buying out smaller ones is nothing new. Tech companies buying out popular startups is also nothing new. What's not always consistent is how such companies treat their new acquisitions and the crowd of users they inherit. Almost out of character, when Apple acquired iOS automation platform Workflow it made the formerly paid app free of charge. And now it is reportedly refunding those who have previously purchased the app. While a sign of good faith, it also raises questions on whether there is something afoot in Cupertino as well.

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Apple tipped in 70m iPhone 8 OLED panel order from Samsung

Apple tipped in 70m iPhone 8 OLED panel order from Samsung

Apple has ordered 70 million OLED panels from Samsung, according to a new report, indicating big expectations on Apple's part for the upcoming iPhone 8. This isn't the first time we've heard sources claim Apple is nabbing loads of OLED panels from Samsung, but it is the latest, and it comes with a bit more information. The iPhone 8 is claimed to be the first Apple smartphone with a curved display, something competitor Samsung has already embraced with multiple Galaxy handsets.

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ESPN’s new Apple TV app offers livestreaming auto-play

ESPN’s new Apple TV app offers livestreaming auto-play

ESPN has announced the arrival of a redesigned Apple TV app, a version that includes a better and simpler user interface, among other things. The new WatchESPN app is now simply called the ESPN App, and it includes livestreaming auto-play for users who have already authenticated the service, as well as a new curated collection of ESPN VOD (video on-demand) content said to include hundreds of hours of footage.

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Apple plans to produce iPhone GPUs, drops Imagination deal

Apple plans to produce iPhone GPUs, drops Imagination deal

Apple is making interesting moves this morning, announcing plans to produce its own graphics chips for its mobile devices in the near future. Thus far, Apple has relied on on Imagination Technologies for GPUs, but it's looking to drop that relationship as it picks up production on its own. Imagination revealed that it was notified of the switch this morning.

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Apple to sell bundled TV shows instead of its own service

Apple to sell bundled TV shows instead of its own service

If at first you don't succeed, try Plan B. Apple doesn't seem to be having any luck in getting anywhere near its long-rumored TV service, so it might be settling for the next best thing instead. According to the usual sources familiar with the matter, Cupertino is planning on offering HBO, Showtime, and Starz in a single-price bundle, instead of the piecemeal channels it already has available. Whether or not this plan will pan out, however, largely depends on whether Apple is finally able to convince TV networks to do what it wants this time.

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iOS update 10.3 patches a major security flaw

iOS update 10.3 patches a major security flaw

iOS 10.3 dropped earlier this week, and when it arrived, it brought a bunch of new features with it. Massive updates like these usually include a good number of bug fixes, and iOS 10.3 was no different, patching out a rather major security flaw that first came to light in October of last year. The exploit was particularly seriously because it overwhelmed 911 call centers in cities across the nation.

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New 9.7-inch iPad gets low repairability marks from iFixit

New 9.7-inch iPad gets low repairability marks from iFixit

Apple's new 9.7-inch iPad is barely a week old, but iFixit is already on the scene, tearing it down and figuring out just how easy it is for average consumers to repair. In the freshly posted teardown, iFixit notes that this new iPad is strikingly similar to the original iPad Air. So much so, in fact, that in a side-by-side shot of the internals, it's hard to tell the two apart.

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Google Calendar launches for iPad

Google Calendar launches for iPad

Google has announced the launch of Google Calendar for iPad, giving users the ability to access and manage their Google Calendar and related tasks from the comfort of their Apple slate. Those who use Google Calendar with any sort of regularity will recognize it instantly -- all the features are there, including the machine intelligence-powered features for setting goals and scheduling new appointments.

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iWork for iOS and Mac got a massive update: What you need to know

iWork for iOS and Mac got a massive update: What you need to know

It's been a big day for Apple fans with the arrival of iOS 10.3, but the updates don't stop there. Apple has also delivered a rather large update for its iWork suite of apps across Mac and iOS. Pages, Keynote, and Numbers are all getting new features today, with a few of those additions going live across all three apps at once.

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Apple iOS 10.3 is here: Find My AirPods, smarter Siri, more

Apple iOS 10.3 is here: Find My AirPods, smarter Siri, more

After a months-long beta test, iOS 10.3 is here with plenty of new features in tow. The update is being pushed to iPhones and iPad right now, and offers a lot of new functionality for AirPods, Siri, and even iTunes. Make no mistake, this is a pretty substantial update for iOS users.

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T-Mobile adds Apple Care to its Premium Device Protection

T-Mobile adds Apple Care to its Premium Device Protection

If you're the type of person who likes to pick up phone insurance from your carrier, then you may be pleased to hear that T-Mobile has added Apple Care to its Premium Device Protection. Some carriers already offer ways to sign up for Apple Care in-store, but the big news here is that it's being added to Premium Device Protection at no additional cost.

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Facebook Messenger update: Live Location is now watching you [APK download]

Facebook Messenger update: Live Location is now watching you [APK download]

Live Location is now part of Facebook Messenger whether you want it or not - whether you’re all about seeing where your significant others are at all times, or never wanted to know that information in the first place. For those that do not yet have access to this feature, we’re running down the ways in which it can be accessed on both iOS for iPhone and iPad and on Android for a wide variety of devices. This update is live server-side, now all users need to do is update their apps to make it happen.

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