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Apple may have $50 for you if you replaced your iPhone battery in 2017

Apple may have $50 for you if you replaced your iPhone battery in 2017

iPhone owners who paid for an out-of-warranty battery replacement may find that they're eligible for a $50 credit from Apple, as the company continues its power throttling mea-culpa. Apple cut its fees for out-of-warranty battery swaps in late December 2017, in the aftermath of criticism as to how it had handled CPU management on older iPhones.

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Apple, TSMC start production of 7nm A12 chips for next iPhones

Apple, TSMC start production of 7nm A12 chips for next iPhones

The parade of new Android phones is practically over, save for one or two very late arrivals. In a few months, it will be Apple's turn to make waves in the smartphone market. The 2018 iPhone models aren't due until this fall but it seems that the ball has started rolling for Apple's next triplet. According to sources, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., more popularly known as TSMC, has started mass production of the processors that will power those iPhones and they are promised to be smaller and better than any before it.

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YubiKey NEO brings hardware 2FA security to iOS: What you should know

YubiKey NEO brings hardware 2FA security to iOS: What you should know

Yubico made a couple of exciting announcements concerning its YubiKey NEO authentication hardware today. The first is that the key is now compatible with iPhones, allowing users to employ two-factor authentication methods that don't need to rely on SMS verification codes. Yubico has also announced a new software development kit for the YubiKey NEO, which will hopefully translate to more developers supporting the device in their iOS apps.

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Big iPhone leak shows new display (size)

Big iPhone leak shows new display (size)

Now that Apple changed the iPhone schedule with X, a new wave is in store for 2018. But what's the size set going to be - and will there be three phones, or just two? This morning a set of blueprint-like plans landed on our tip desk with the suggestion that they'd close the gap.

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Snapchat ads unskippable: How to delete (the app)

Snapchat ads unskippable: How to delete (the app)

A new feature on Snapchat makes 6-second advertisements unskippable. They're real, they're here, and they're not going away any time soon. As such, it's time to discuss once again how to delete an app - namely Snapchat. It's actually pretty easy when it comes down to it. If you just want to get rid of notifications, we've got a guide for that too.

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Spigen’s new iPhone X cases have classic iMac G3 and iPhone designs

Spigen’s new iPhone X cases have classic iMac G3 and iPhone designs

Spigen has launched a crowdfunding campaign for a series of iPhone X cases designed after the iPhone 2G and iMac G3. The latter device -- the G3 -- was launched 20 years ago, bringing with it a unique, colorful design. Spigen has used that design as inspiration for its new iPhone X cases, bringing the nostalgic look to Apple's latest and greatest iPhone model.

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Stop mobile notifications now!

Stop mobile notifications now!

Today I'm going to show you how to get rid of mobile notifications entirely. I'll start with a few major sources for notifications, and we'll get a little more general. I'm not going to spend much time trying to convince you to throw your smartphone down a sewer drain today - but that IS the fastest way to do away with notifications entirely. If you're unable to destroy your smartphone, continue on.

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iPhone release prices tipped: Undercutting Galaxy Note 9

iPhone release prices tipped: Undercutting Galaxy Note 9

This week a set of tips from China suggested the next wave of iPhone devices may have price cuts. This would have a major effect on how iPhone-using smartphone buyers pay for new devices. Early notification of the potential for this bit of price adjustment could change the date at which many users decide to lay down their cash - so let's talk about it.

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YouTube HDR support for iPhone X is quietly rolling out

YouTube HDR support for iPhone X is quietly rolling out

YouTube has quietly introduced High Dynamic Range (HDR) support for the iPhone X. Some handset users report being able to view HDR videos using the latest and greatest iPhone model, hinting at a slow rollout that, unfortunately, hasn't made its way to the iPad Pro. Though it's not available to all users at this time, iPhone X users can check whether they have access via the app's "Quality" menu.

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Steam Link app for iOS and Android: Streaming at last

Steam Link app for iOS and Android: Streaming at last

Two new apps from Steam were announced this morning - one for video, the other for playing games on your phone. The Steam Video app will be released later this summer and will feature the ability to watch Steam-based movies and shows on iOS and Android devices. The Steam Link app is a bit more revolutionary - if it works. With Steam Link, users will be able to play their PC games on their iPhone or Android device.

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6.5-inch OLED iPhone to be as big as iPhone 8 Plus

6.5-inch OLED iPhone to be as big as iPhone 8 Plus

If you ask Apple, its first OLED iPhone, the iPhone X, did exceptionally well in the market. If you ask others, not so much. Apple's solution to fix the discrepancy? Throw more OLED iPhones at the market, of course. We're still a few months away but almost everything about the three new iPhones have been leaked to death. Now comes another info dump via Mac Otakara, revealing how big the big OLED iPhone might be.

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iPhone X replacements given green-light for Face ID fails

iPhone X replacements given green-light for Face ID fails

Apple has given its Genius tech support and third-party repair centers permission to issue complete iPhone X replacement units, after identifying a frustrating issue with its Face ID system. The facial recognition security relies on Apple's TrueDepth camera array, a complex system of illuminators and sensors integrated into the "notch" in the iPhone X.

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