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iPhone XR release detailed as Apple expands iPhone XS sales

iPhone XR release detailed as Apple expands iPhone XS sales

Apple's iPhone XR will go up for preorder on Friday, October 19, the company has confirmed, while also announcing new countries where the more affordable smartphone and its iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max cousins will be available. Announced alongside the iPhone XS last month, the iPhone XR brings Apple's latest slim-bezel aesthetic to a more affordable price point, not to mention a welcome return to some brighter colors.

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Apple Watch and iPhone tapped for major joint replacement clinical study

Apple Watch and iPhone tapped for major joint replacement clinical study

Musculoskeletal healthcare company Zimmer Biomet has teamed with Apple to use the Apple Watch and iPhone as part of a clinical study. The work involves a new app called mymobility, which enables hip and knee replacement patients to directly connect with their healthcare professionals. The study aims to determine the app and devices' effectiveness on cost and outcomes for these patients.

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Samsung Galaxy Phoenix looks ready to battle iPhone XR

Samsung Galaxy Phoenix looks ready to battle iPhone XR

Could Samsung respond to the upcoming least-expensive iPhone X with a phone that's just as impressive? If what we're seeing in the leaked Galaxy A6s is legit (and headed worldwide), Apple might have a real competitor on its hands. Not that Apple is ever competing with Samsung, but in the most basic sense, this looks like a lineup of phones that has iPhone XR written all over it.

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iPhone XR is getting an Apple-made clear case

iPhone XR is getting an Apple-made clear case

Though the iPhone XS and XS Max have been here for a couple of weeks now, Apple isn't quite done with the iPhone releases. Later this month, the company will release the third and final iPhone for 2018: the iPhone XR. While the XS and XS Max are clearly intended to be Apple's high-end phones, the iPhone XR has a price point that's closer to what mainstream consumers are used to paying for a flagship phone.

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Apple patent could let iPhones detect spoofed phone calls

Apple patent could let iPhones detect spoofed phone calls

While smartphones have become more advanced and sophisticated, almost all of them aren’t that smart in protecting users from one of the most basic yet also the most dangerous threat of all: nuisance phone calls. Those range from simply annoying prank calls to dangerous phishing scams, and while there are apps that try to detect and curb those, scammers always have ways to get around those. That is why one of Apple’s latest patents tries to cut the scam at the root by trying to identify it even before it reaches your ears.

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Apple patents iPhone tech that detects spoofed calls

Apple patents iPhone tech that detects spoofed calls

A newly discovered Apple patent details technology that could one day enable iPhones to detect calls from spoofed phone numbers. The patent application was published today by the USPTO, and it hints at a possible plan at Apple to tackle the growing number of scam calls. Similar warnings already exist from certain wireless carriers, but they're typically based on phone number databases.

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iOS 12.0.1 fixes iPhone XS charging and WiFi glitches

iOS 12.0.1 fixes iPhone XS charging and WiFi glitches

Apple has released iOS 12.0.1, fixing a charging bug affecting the latest iPhone XS, as well as a number of other glitches frustrating some owners. The update comes after sporadic complaints about how iOS devices running iOS 12 handled charging, with some users finding that their iPhones or iPads wouldn't recharge if the screen was off.

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Facebook Lite may finally come to iPhone

Facebook Lite may finally come to iPhone

The last few years have seen Facebook Lite grow significantly in popularity. The scaled-down social media app launched a few years ago as an option for users in countries with slow or poor data connections, along with benefiting those with aging Android devices that couldn't quite keep up with the regular app's flashier, data and resource-heavy features. Facebook Lite for Android is already in testing for the US market, and the good news is that an iOS version is now in the works as well.

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The fancy new Fortnite move you’re being beaten with

The fancy new Fortnite move you’re being beaten with

We're tracking a new way to move in Fortnite that dominates the map - and chances are you've already happened across it without realizing. It's called Bunny Hopping by average everyday masters of the game, and it requires only that you have some really, really good timing. Or the sort of mouse that allows you to make your scroll wheel into a jump button - but that's only for PC players. Today we're gonna try to cover everyone at once.

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Playable GameBoy Phone case: Would you use it?

Playable GameBoy Phone case: Would you use it?

Since there've been DIY design sites for phone cases, there've been GameBoy cases. Today we're not talking about a 3rd-party case, but a Nintendo official case. This case was planned to roll with full original GameBoy power, and to house a smartphone besides. But at what cost glory?

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Civilization VI lands on iPhone with a big discount

Civilization VI lands on iPhone with a big discount

In the two years since its launched, Civilization VI has made its way to a few different platforms beyond PC. First, the game made its debut on iPad, then we learned a little while back that it will soon come to Nintendo Switch as well. In keeping with the mobile theme of these ports, Civilization VI is launching today on iPhone.

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Apple Wallet adds support for student IDs at three universities

Apple Wallet adds support for student IDs at three universities

Apple Wallet already supports a number of different cards, whether those are credit cards, loyalty cards, coupons, or transit passes. Today, however, Apple is beginning a pretty major expansion for Wallet by rolling out support for student IDs. At first, this launch will be small-scale, but of course, the hope is that more universities begin supporting Apple Wallet on a wider scale in the near future.

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