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AirPods out for Christmas, other Apple products ship tomorrow

AirPods out for Christmas, other Apple products ship tomorrow

If you're still looking to buy some AirPods for your family member for Christmas, you might be out of luck. Shipping times for the Apple wireless AirPods earbuds have slipped past the holiday gift-giving timeframe, straight on into 2018. This does not necessarily mean there aren't any AirPods at your local Apple Store, but it does mean Apple doesn't have the stock to ship a pair within the next few days - or for New Years Eve, for that matter.

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iOS 11.2.1 jailbreak on iPhone X revealed by Alibaba researchers

iOS 11.2.1 jailbreak on iPhone X revealed by Alibaba researchers

Last week, Apple released the iOS 11.2.1 update, addressing a number of software bugs for iPhone and iPad owners. However, only a few days later, security researchers have said they've managed to jailbreak the latest version of the operating system on an iPhone X. The researchers from Secure Pandora Labs, a part of Chinese company Alibaba, note that they were able to jailbreak the latest iOS version with the same exploit they used for iOS 11.2.

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OWC Thunderbolt 3 dock review

OWC Thunderbolt 3 dock review

Like it or not, we’re still in the thick of a USB-C hate-storm. Most recently, a notable iOS developer slammed the most current iteration of the MacBook Pro in part for eliminating all but a few of the same kind of port. It’s a bold move by Apple and others, but one that hasn’t been widely lauded. But, for a few hundred bucks, you can fix all of your connectivity woes. Sort of.

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iTunes Microsoft Store release delayed, Windows 10 S users left waiting

iTunes Microsoft Store release delayed, Windows 10 S users left waiting

Windows users have long had access to iTunes, and the availability is as simple to get as going to Apple's website to download the software. Back in May, however, the companies announced that iTunes will be made available in the Microsoft Store -- that is, in Microsoft's online store for downloading apps. Why make it available there when users can download it from Apple? Because that's the only way Windows 10 S users will be able to get it.

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Apple Watch provides swimmers with radionavigation information

Apple Watch provides swimmers with radionavigation information

The Apple Watch may soon tell swimmers where to go using radionavigation technology to pinpoint their location. This technology was patented this week by Apple in a document called "Radionavigation for swimmers." This might well be the first use for a smartwatch - any smartwatch - that's unique to a wearable device. Just a hint of this technology was revealed during the first presentation of the Apple Watch Series 2 by Apple back in September of 2016.

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Apple patent details Siri whispering mode for quiet moments

Apple patent details Siri whispering mode for quiet moments

Earlier this year, a Reddit post suggesting a new feature for Alexa caught the attention of many Echo owners: a whispering function that triggers the digital assistant to whisper back if you whisper at it first. The idea there is that you may be in a situation where you want a response, but you need to keep things quiet: maybe a child just fell asleep, it is the middle of the night, or someone is watching a movie. Turns out, Apple is already exploring that feature.

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Amazon adds Chromecast and Apple TV, but Google feud remains

Amazon adds Chromecast and Apple TV, but Google feud remains

Amazon is now listing both Google's Chromecast and the Apple TV on its website, marking their first (official) return to the online store since being removed in late 2015. We saw signs of the Apple TV's return to Amazon earlier this year when the device briefly appeared on the company's website before disappearing. Sales of both devices will start soon, Amazon has confirmed, but it doesn't look like its squabble with Google is over yet.

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Beyond iPhone X: 3 potential uses for Apple’s TrueDepth

Beyond iPhone X: 3 potential uses for Apple’s TrueDepth

Apple is investing almost $400m into the one of the companies responsible for its TrueDepth camera system on the iPhone X, and it's likely just the first step in rolling the technology out further in its range. The decision to grant millions from its Advanced Manufacturing Fund to Finisar, the US-based manufacturer of lasers used in TrueDepth, is being billed as a win for American industry; however, it'll also give Finisar the scope to make more advanced versions. As they get smaller, more capable, and more precise, that opens the door to putting the clever camera into new places.

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Lenovo Star Wars AR headset The Last Jedi release details

Lenovo Star Wars AR headset The Last Jedi release details

This week the folks behind Star Wars: Jedi Challenges - a Lenovo-made AR headset with lightsaber controller - are bringing The Last Jedi to augmented reality. To use the app that'll be updated, users will need to own the Star Wars Jedi Challenges AR headset and lightsaber package - that's available from Lenovo or at Best Buy for right around $200 USD. The update for The Last Jedi content will come just a bit later - January of 2018.

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iMac Pro price and specs: All the details

iMac Pro price and specs: All the details

Earlier in the week, Apple gave the iMac Pro a release date of December 14. That, as you've hopefully already realized, is today, meaning Apple's iMac Pro configurator is live, allowing us to swap hardware in and out and figure out just how expensive this beast is going to be. iMac Pro prices start at $5,000, but in just a short time spent customizing hardware, one thing is sure: There's potential for that price to go much, much higher.

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Apple just invested $390m into the iPhone X laser tech

Apple just invested $390m into the iPhone X laser tech

Apple has invested $390 million into Finisar, the company behind the TrueDepth camera lasers. Apple announced the investment today, saying that it has been done as part of the company's goal "to support innovation and job creation by American manufacturers." The $390 million comes from Apple's $1 billion Advanced Manufacturing Fund.

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iOS 11.2.1 released: Here’s why you should update now

iOS 11.2.1 released: Here’s why you should update now

Apple has released iOS version 11.2.1, bringing a variety of bug fixes to iPhone and iPad owners. The update is available now, and you probably shouldn't put off installing it. Why? Amid the bug fixes is the solution to one particularly large bug, one that may not affect you at the moment but that could show up to ruin your day at the most inopportune time.

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