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iOS 12.1.3 fixes major Messages, CarPlay, HomePod headaches

iOS 12.1.3 fixes major Messages, CarPlay, HomePod headaches

Apple has just rolled out version 12.1.3 of iOS and while the numbering does suggest it’s just a maintenance update, it’s one that many users might want to apply ASAP. No, it doesn’t add any new feature or activates a hidden one. Instead, it fixes bugs users have been experiencing across almost all of Apple’s products except Macs that have been giving them no small amount of heartache in the past weeks since iOS 12.1.2.

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Target finally accepts Apple Pay, Google Pay, Samsung payments

Target finally accepts Apple Pay, Google Pay, Samsung payments

This week the folks at Target announced they'd be bringing multiple new payment types to their stores. That'll include Apple Pay, Google Pay, Samsung Pay, and contactless cards from Discover, American Express, Visa, and Mastercard. This comes ALL AT ONCE this year after Target's early attempts at creating their own payment solution in the Target App, started in 2017.

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Galaxy S10 benchmarks lower than iPhone XS: why it doesn’t matter

Galaxy S10 benchmarks lower than iPhone XS: why it doesn’t matter

Even before it's officially launched, the Galaxy S10 is already earning mixed "reviews". And we're not just talking about controversial punch holes and in-screen fingerprint scanners here. The past few days have witnessed the appearance of benchmarks for both the Galaxy S10 as well as its processors, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 and Samsung Exynos 9820. The numbers vary depending on the source but one thing they all seem to have in common is that they fall below the iPhone XS and Apple's A12 processor. As disappointing as that may sound for Android and Samsung fans, in the end, those benchmark scores really don't matter.

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Could iPhone XI power a laptop?

Could iPhone XI power a laptop?

The next generation iPhone XI could be the first to power a laptop - if Apple had a hankering to do such a thing. Today we're taking a peek at a newly granted set of patent drawings as well as past connections in an effort to clear a path toward the future of mobile desktop hybrid machines. The iPhone XI isn't the only one that'll have potential to drive in on the desktop universe, bridging the gap - Apple's already begun building the bridge with the iPad Pro.

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WhatsApp limits message forwarding to combat false information

WhatsApp limits message forwarding to combat false information

WhatsApp is once again making changes to message forwarding. Beginning today, WhatsApp users will only be able to forward messages to five users at a time, down from the previous limit of 20. The goal, WhatsApp explains, is to curb the spread of misinformation and rumors on the service, which has been the cause of a lot of safety concerns.

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Spotify is now letting some users block artists

Spotify is now letting some users block artists

For about as long as Spotify has existed, users have been asking for the ability to block certain artists. Whether it's a matter of taste or something more serious, users clearly want to ability to avoid some artists while listening to Spotify-generated playlists or playlists made by others in the community. Spotify has held out on implementing such a feature for years, but now it seems that may all be changing.

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If iPod touch 7 looks like this, count me in

If iPod touch 7 looks like this, count me in

Apple's next iPad touch was tipped to be appearing later this year with a look related to that of the iPhone X. This device will likely feature Face ID, will have a collection of sensors and such to make it a real gaming and media-playing beast. The only question is - will it be able to make calls, just like Ryan Howard wanted?

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Pandora gets a voice assistant of its own today

Pandora gets a voice assistant of its own today

While some voice assistants like Alexa and Google Assistant are duking it out for smart home dominance, there are others that focus on offering more specialized voice support. One such assistant is the new one being launched by Pandora today. Soon, everyone listening to Pandora on iOS and Android will be able to navigate the app, discover new music, and play songs using voice commands.

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Easy phone to phone transfer with iSkysoft Toolbox – Switch

Easy phone to phone transfer with iSkysoft Toolbox – Switch

People these days change smartphones as often as they change lifestyles or even fashion styles. Phone makers love it but they don’t exactly make it easy for such people to move their important data from old to new phones. That’s especially true when you’re moving between Android phone brands and even worse when you’re moving from iOS to Android or vice versa. That’s where iSkysoft Toolbox and its phone to phone transfer feature comes in, letting you move your data back and forth between the phones of your choice no sweat and no longer chained to what your phone’s manufacturer wants you to use.

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Apple’s latest HomePod bug fix has users frustrated

Apple’s latest HomePod bug fix has users frustrated

Ever since the Apple HomePod first launched, Apple Music subscribers with an individual plan have been able to stream music to it while streaming something different to an iOS device. This functionality was particularly handy, as it meant that you could listen to music on an iPhone while out and about as someone else used the same Apple ID to stream different music on Apple's smart speaker at home. As it turns out, that functionality wasn't intended by Apple.

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Windows Virtual Desktop on iPad could be the computer Apple never wanted

Windows Virtual Desktop on iPad could be the computer Apple never wanted

Ever since the debut of the iPad Pro, Apple has been talking about how its tablet could pretty much replace the long-standing definition of what computers are. But while countless of iPad Pro owners have been able to indeed do work or live completely off an iPad Pro, it’s just a fact that not all the “pro” software one needs is available on iOS. That argument might soon be moot, however, and you might soon be able to do everything on an iPad. Unfortunately, it will be Microsoft who will have the last laugh thanks to its Window Virtual Desktop.

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Apple should make a cheap iPhone Air

Apple should make a cheap iPhone Air

It's time Apple considered creating something akin to their MacBook Air, but in a smartphone. Considering their most recent announcement about the big bummer that is China's current economy and their overall slightly-too-high expectations for sales of the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR, it might well be time to consider something with as few frills as possible. I believe it's time for an iPhone with the bare essentials.

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