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This iPhone is too fancy to exist

This iPhone is too fancy to exist

Today I saw an iPhone that was far too fancy to actually exist in the real world. The hardware inside the device is fine - it already exists as what's currently called "iPhone X." It's just the colors and makeup of the exterior of the device that don't yet come from Apple proper. This isn't one of those all-gold monstrosities from Russia. This is a concept from Martin Hajek.

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Privacy settings: it’s time to check them and here’s how

Privacy settings: it’s time to check them and here’s how

Thanks to Facebook, online privacy has come under the spotlight once again. But if history repeats itself, the issue will blow over after a year or so and people, especially end users, will have forgotten the lessons they learned or should have learned from the fiasco. So while the topic is hot and the fear fresh in our minds, it’s best to take stock of the places where we leave our digital footprints and make sure that those are really the only things we leave behind.

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Instagram’s new camera in brief

Instagram’s new camera in brief

Instagram updated their apps this morning with a new sort of Focus Camera. This camera uses some smart calculations to figure out what part of the photo is the person, and what's background. With this new mode, "Focus" will allow the user to take photos and video in what's commonly known as a sort of "portrait" mode. This new mode aims to be "giving the photo that polished look."

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iPhone 8 plus one lens may mean 3 camera X upgrade

iPhone 8 plus one lens may mean 3 camera X upgrade

Apple's next iPhone might well add another camera lens to its back if today's rumors have anything to say about it. With the iPhone X already stretching the limits of the front of the phone, we're now to understand that Apple's considering pushing the boundaries of the back. While the Apple x Samsung battle fueled headlines in the past, it might just be time that Apple's most interesting rival switched to Huawei.

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Fortnite Mobile’s shocking daily revenue will make your eyes water

Fortnite Mobile’s shocking daily revenue will make your eyes water

There's no question that Fortnite is one of the most popular games around, especially now that it's made the jump to mobile devices. While Fortnite Mobile was at first only open to those who received an invited from Epic Games, recently it opened to everyone with a compatible iOS device. In the time since then, Fortnite Mobile's revenue has climbed to eye-watering levels quickly.

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Walmart Pickup Tower deployment expands

Walmart Pickup Tower deployment expands

This week the folks at Walmart announced the arrival of a whole bunch more "high-tech pickup towers" at a number of stores across the United States. These giant towers appeared at just under 200 Walmart stores in the past year. Now the store is aiming to expand the program to "more than 500" stores by the end of this year. You might see this massive machine at your Walmart soon... very soon.

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Stop downloading (most) security apps

Stop downloading (most) security apps

Today ESET researchers showed us how most popular security apps are scams. That's a harsh reality - but it's real. The vast majority of highly-downloaded, downloaded en masse apps made for "security" aren't providing security at all. What they're providing instead is a whole lot of advertisements and what ESET describes as "pseudo-security." It's a real mess.

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Delete your apps, what’s left?

Delete your apps, what’s left?

If you deleted every one of your phone's apps, what would be left of your life? Would you still have a job? Would your friends still speak with you? How about your family - would you still be able to communicate? Could you find a way to show everyone what you're doing every day - or would you even want to?

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Apple publishes iPad tutorial videos on Pencil, Files and more

Apple publishes iPad tutorial videos on Pencil, Files and more

Apple has released a handful of tutorial videos that show new iPad owners how to proficiently use their new tablet. This isn't the first time Apple has released instructional videos; it did something similar for the iPhone camera, for example. The videos are short, simple, and no doubt exist to demonstrate just how easy it is for anyone to understand and use iOS on a tablet.

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A Fortnite Mobile message from your teacher

A Fortnite Mobile message from your teacher

If your teacher goes by the name Mr Hillman and you're a big fan of Fortnite mobile, you're in trouble. At least, you're in a cheeky bit of trouble. The trouble you're in has to do with a certain Mr Hillman's intrepid moves toward messing with his students - students that seem to be more than a little bit addicted to playing Fortnite mobile at the least appropriate times of the day.

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Group video chatting is Snapchat’s newest feature (and Instagram’s sudden idea)

Group video chatting is Snapchat’s newest feature (and Instagram’s sudden idea)

Snapchat's user growth numbers might be on the rebound, but the app's creators still have their work cut out for them if they want to stay competitive with Instagram. One way they've been doing that is by consistently rolling out new features for Snapchat, most of which are eventually borrowed by Instagram as well. Today's candidate for June's cool new Instagram feature is group video chatting.

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Fortnite mobile details: Android and PC players

Fortnite mobile details: Android and PC players

Fortnite became available for all players on iOS this week - that means iPhone and iPad alike. But Android remains in development, and there's been no public word on when, exactly, it'll be released. We can, however, take a peek at the timelines of each other platform's release and find a rather sensible timeframe in which the game might well be released - for Android, that is to say.

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