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iPhone 8 official: details on skipping the 7S

iPhone 8 official: details on skipping the 7S

Today Apple revealed a new set of iPhones, each with their own unique features for the future of iOS. These devices will come with iOS 11 right out the box, bringing on the newest and most powerful iPhone features ever presented on an iPhone. These devices are part of the larger iPhone family, the likes of which will continue to be offered for sale by Apple in the Apple Store.

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iPhone Upgrade Program: 5 things to know ahead of iPhone X

iPhone Upgrade Program: 5 things to know ahead of iPhone X

Rumor has it the upcoming iPhone X will cost upwards of $1,000, putting it outside of the pay-with-cash budget for many consumers. Now that two year contracts are gone and the discounted phone costs with them, consumers are left with a few options: get the phone through a carrier with a monthly device payment plan, buy with a credit card and pay it off in due time, or take advantage of Apple's iPhone Upgrade Program.

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This gold iPhone X costs $70k

This gold iPhone X costs $70k

The first custom iPhone X models were revealed today with prices ranging from $7.5k to $70k. These are no ordinary iPhone units, of course, they're made with custom exteriors made from varied amounts of precious materials, all from the company called Brikk. Some are made with gold, some feature diamond inlays, and all come packaged in a custom aluminum case lined with carbon fiber and leather.

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Are you looking forward to Apple’s event?

Are you looking forward to Apple’s event?

We're one day away from Apple's next event. Are you excited about what'll be revealed, even if you've never owned an Apple product in your life? Apple's event may be the first to reveal more than 2 new iPhone models at once, and might also be the first to show an iPhone with an OLED display. What does this mean for the rest of the smartphone universe - and, more importantly, what does it mean for your wallet?

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YouTube on mobile finally gets speed controls, but it wasn’t easy

YouTube on mobile finally gets speed controls, but it wasn’t easy

Technology has made somethings so magical and so easy that we often take for granted how difficult they are to actually do. Like speeding up or slowing down a video. We have apps that let us do that anyway, so why can’t YouTube? The good news is that the engineers over at YouTube have finally solved the puzzle. The even better news is that this variable speed playback feature is finally available on mobile as well.

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This is how the iPhone 8 Face ID could work

This is how the iPhone 8 Face ID could work

We’re just counting down the hours, OK more than 24 hours, to the unveiling of the iPhone 8, or iPhone X if you may. But there’s no stopping the flow of leaks, sometimes almost official, regarding some of the tenth anniversary phone’s most intriguing features. This time, the focus is once again on Face ID, which will replace the fingerprint-based Touch ID on the iPhone 8/X. Considering how it has been looked at (no pun intended), with skepticism, it isn’t surprising that Apple is taking pains to make sure that it works just as securely and as conveniently as the revered fingerprint sensor.

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Apple iPhone 8 event: the announcement schedule (or what we expect)

Apple iPhone 8 event: the announcement schedule (or what we expect)

The Apple Event on October 12th will include the products shown in this article in the order they appear - or so we expect. Due to the inordinate amount of leaks surrounding Apple's upcoming products, not least of all the next-gen iPhone 8 (or whatever it'll be called), the following predictions can be made. I'm also ordering the product announcements below according to patterns Apple's exhibited with past releases at major events over the past decade.

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How to get Mewtwo raid invites in Pokemon GO

How to get Mewtwo raid invites in Pokemon GO

Now that Mewtwo has been released into the wild in Pokemon GO, users around the world aim to collect their bounty. This is the first time in the game such a powerful Pokemon has been available, and the hype is certainly real. Pokemon trainers in major metropolitan areas around the world will be first to see this Pokemon, but all players should have a chance to engage with Mewtwo through EX Raid Pass invites.

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iOS 11 developer beta 10 released as Apple Event approaches

iOS 11 developer beta 10 released as Apple Event approaches

In under a week, Apple will finally make the next iPhone - a device we've all been talking about for months - official. Along with that iPhone reveal will come the launch of iOS 11, but before that can happen, Apple is making yet another update to the developer beta for the new operating system. For those keeping track, this is iOS 11 developer beta 10, so Apple has indeed been busy since revealing iOS 11 at WWDC 2017 back in June.

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Sphero R2-D2 Review : Also the Best Star Wars Toy ever made

Sphero R2-D2 Review : Also the Best Star Wars Toy ever made

When I reviewed BB-8 by Sphero, I didn't expect the company would go back and create an R2-D2, too. They built their name on the original remotely controlled sphere - Sphero - and they'd not yet expanded to the world of Cars and Spider-Men. Since then they've become a much more diversified group of smart-device creators, and it's become time to roll out with the most beloved Star Wars robot in the history of the world: R2-D2 (also now by Sphero).

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HomeKit security device experiments with the D-Link Omna

HomeKit security device experiments with the D-Link Omna

If you want connected home security, Apple’s HomeKit framework is pretty sparse. It’s one of the weak-points of the platform. The only officially listed ‘security’ device for HomeKit is Honeywell’s Lyric Controller, but it’s not available yet. There are plenty of other options available for DIY home security, but they don’t work with HomeKit. It’s a conundrum, but there’s (sort of) a fix. Instead of a proper security system, you can patch one together using cameras and sensors. It works, too – maybe even better than bespoke systems.

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Tinder Gold lets users pay to see their likes, becomes top-grossing app

Tinder Gold lets users pay to see their likes, becomes top-grossing app

Popular dating app Tinder rolled out a new optional, paid subscription feature this week dubbed Tinder Gold, allowing users to find out who has liked them without the need to do the same by swiping to the right. This certainly isn't the first paid option Tinder has debuted, but what's interesting is that the app shot to the number one spot on the top-grossing list in the iOS App Store only a day after Tinder Gold launched.

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