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Living with AirPods: Three months to change my mind

Living with AirPods: Three months to change my mind

Three months in, has the reality distortion field around the AirPods faded, or are Apple's Bluetooth headphones still my pick of iPhone accessories? They may have met with some ridicule when Apple revealed them, but the ongoing stock shortages would suggest that the mass market doesn't care: they want their AirPods, and they're willing to pay $159 for them. Having lived with them as my primary headphones for some time now, I can't say I disagree.

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Samsung supposedly begins producing iPhone OLED panels with 3D Touch

Samsung supposedly begins producing iPhone OLED panels with 3D Touch

If you believe the rumors we've heard so far, then the next iPhone will come equipped with OLED display. This has been one of the more prevalent rumors since the mill started churning, and today we're getting new details that seem to solidify it. According to this new report, Samsung Display has started producing OLED panels for the next iPhone, complete with 3D Touch functionality.

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Gmail update allows requesting and sending money

Gmail update allows requesting and sending money

The folks responsible for developing Gmail have teamed up with the folks behind Google Wallet to put money in email. Transferring money from one person to the other takes place within the Gmail app or in Gmail on the web. Users can send money or claim money. The best bit about this update is the lack of need for a separate app from the receiving end of the transaction.

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LuMee Duo iPhone case uses LEDs to illuminate your selfies

LuMee Duo iPhone case uses LEDs to illuminate your selfies

A new iPhone case uses strips of LEDs to illuminate your selfies and ordinary mobile camera images. Called LuMee Duo, this case is designed specifically for Apple’s handset and it is now available around the world in some Apple retail stores. Unlike ordinary phone cases, Duo features strips of LED lights on the front and back of the case, boosting the quality of photos taken with the smartphone.

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Apple is still trying to make iMessage Stickers happen

Apple is still trying to make iMessage Stickers happen

Do you use iMessage stickers? Did you even remember they existed? One of the most fanfared features of iOS 10 was the ability to slap zany little graphics and cartoons into your blue bubble conversations, but the launch of the iMessage App Store was swiftly overshadowed by the platform's other talents.

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Galaxy S8 vs iPhone 8 Release Date Battle

Galaxy S8 vs iPhone 8 Release Date Battle

The differences between the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the iPhone 8 (or iPhone 7s) will be grand - never before will the two phones look more different from one another. Their functionality will also appear different - running the latest Samsung-modified version of Android on one device has never looked more different from Apple's iOS than here in the year 2017. But once that release date comes for both devices, you can bet they'll be sparring up close and personal in the minds of millions.

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iPad leaks reveal four new models are being tested

iPad leaks reveal four new models are being tested

Rumor has it that Apple has some new iPad models in the pipeline, and now a new leak indicates there are four such models in testing. Whether the company will actually proceed to launch four new iPad varieties is anyone’s guess (and certainly isn’t a guarantee), but the revelation is interesting regardless. The testing points toward the formerly rumored 12.9-inch iPad Pro update and the 9.7-inch 'budget' model, as well as a 10-inch model and a 10.5-inch model.

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Apple’s iPad Pro 2 refresh could sneak in next week

Apple’s iPad Pro 2 refresh could sneak in next week

Apple could surprise us next week with new hardware, rumors from the supply chain suggest, potentially refreshing the iPad Pro line-up without the ceremony of an event. Expectations that the Cupertino company will revamp its tablet range this month have circulated for some time now, with analysts and others all suggesting both the 9.7- and 12.9-inch iPad Pro will be replaced by new versions. Now, there's the possibility that Apple will do that with little more fanfare than a press release.

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D-Link Omna 180 Cam HD Review: HomeKit’s first camera is raw

D-Link Omna 180 Cam HD Review: HomeKit’s first camera is raw

Apple's HomeKit makes a simple promise: take the disparate parts of the connected home, and bring them together under one straightforward umbrella. Still, the stringent requirements around things like security and ease of setup has meant partner devices have been slower to trickle down to the market than for rival platforms: this D-Link Omna 180 Cam HD has the title of first HomeKit-compatible security camera available. $200 gets you a very wide angle lens and freedom from subscription fees, but there are still signs that neither HomeKit nor D-Link's camera are quite where the competition has reached.

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Pokemon GO’s Eevee evolution update and future news

Pokemon GO’s Eevee evolution update and future news

Now that Gen 2 of Pokemon GO has been released, Eevee is no longer the star of the game. Or at least that would be true if Gen 2 didn't include two more Eevee evolutions in Espeon and Umbreon - but there we have it. While more powerful Pokemon exist, and easier-to-catch Pokemon exist, there's no more pervasive Pokemon base and evolution combo that's better captured the imagination of the masses that play Pokemon GO. Part of the reason why is in the seemingly random (but not actually random) nature of Eevee's evolutionary forms.

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Pokemon GO News: Updates for the Easter Event

Pokemon GO News: Updates for the Easter Event

It's time again to speak about the next Pokemon GO event, here focusing on the upcoming (not yet official) Easter event both inside and outside the USA. This event has been a long time coming - Pokemon Eggs have just been BEGGING to see a special event they can call their own. With Easter well on the way, it's time to discuss strategies for users preparing to make the most of their eggy adventures at break-time.

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Imagination PowerVR Furian could give future iPhones a boost

Imagination PowerVR Furian could give future iPhones a boost

Unlike in the world of PCs where you have the likes of NVIDIA and AMD/ATI butting heads over graphics cards, the mobile graphics chip scene is often less sensational. It does still have its big names, though, like Qualcomm’s Adreno, NVIDIA’s Tegra, and ARM’s Mali. Predating these, however, is Imagination’s PowerVR, which traces its roots back to the early days of desktop graphics hardware accelerators. The company has just announced its latest gen GPU architecture, the Series8XT, a.k.a. “Furian”, that could give next year’s iPhones 4K and VR capabilities.

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