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iPhone XR did best in Q2 while surprise Android brand returns from dead

iPhone XR did best in Q2 while surprise Android brand returns from dead

In the United States in the second quarter of the year 2019 it was the iPhone XR that did best in unit sales, followed soon thereafter by a couple other Apple devices. At the same time, both Apple and Samsung unit sales have slid downward just a bit as two other brands saw relatively significant gains. Both big gainers sell Android phones: Google and Motorola. Motorola saw a 3.3% increase vs this same period one year ago, coming up to an 8.1% share - that's nowhere near the leaders, but it's still big news for a brand that's fallen so far from dominance in the past half-decade.

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Mophie brings new iPhone and iPad accessories to Apple Stores

Mophie brings new iPhone and iPad accessories to Apple Stores

Mobile accessories company Mophie has announced the launch of new charging products for the iPhone and iPad available through Apple. The new product line includes multiple car chargers, a wireless charging pad, and cables designed for Apple's phones and tablets, all of them available through Apple's website and in some of its stores.

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Your next 3 iPhones

Your next 3 iPhones

This week a pair of leaks and/or insider analysis reveals essentially made the case for Apple's next several major iPhone releases. What's different about these bits of information from the normal day-to-day leak is their relative un-interesting nature. The tipped iPhone changes don't seem very far-fetched, and not particularly world-shaking in the grand scheme of things - which makes them all the more likely to come to pass. Over the next several years, here's how Apple's next few iPhone lineups will likely look.

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Your iPhone has been compromised, (and how it really hasn’t)

Your iPhone has been compromised, (and how it really hasn’t)

Here we are again, in an iPhone-centric bit of not-really-real mishap, this time centered on the word "Compromised." That's a scary word and term, almost as scary as something like "your internet history is now public." But take heart, there is no need for alarm if you've only just seen the pop-up. Today we're going to have a chat about how to avoid such things and how to destroy the pop-ups you've got already.

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Apple AirPods’ 5 secret sauces of sales success

Apple AirPods’ 5 secret sauces of sales success

Before we go any further, I want you to know that this is not an advertisement, and nobody at any company (especially Apple) compelled me to write what you're about to read. I noticed today that several blogs had written about some AirPods discount or another - and passed it off as news. Besides the obvious affiliate angle, how did a discount about AirPods become news - and why do so many people care? Here are five reasons why Apple AirPods are so bonkers-level popular.

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Chrome OS USB iPhone tethering is in the pipeline

Chrome OS USB iPhone tethering is in the pipeline

Chrome OS is adding support for USB tethering for iPhone, a small detail which could make for a big reduction in headaches when it comes to getting your Chromebook online. The new functionality should come as a relief for those Chrome OS users who haven't paired their machine with an Android phone, and thus don't get to use Instant Tethering.

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Steam Link iOS update brings controller rebinding at long last

Steam Link iOS update brings controller rebinding at long last

The Steam Link app for iOS has gone through quite an odyssey over the past year or so, but back in May, it reappeared on the App Store and now it seems like it's here to stay. Valve pushed the first major update for the Steam Link iOS app today and it's adding some pretty big features. Chief among them is the ability to remap your controllers, which is a pretty big deal for PC players.

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Pokemon GO update today: Surprise Legendary Raid Hour!

Pokemon GO update today: Surprise Legendary Raid Hour!

This morning Niantic made mention of a very impromptu update for the game Pokemon GO as of this evening. This update to the game will likely happen entirely on the server side of things - so you won't necessarily need to update your app file. This event will likely feature Groudon, for starters, and will start at approximately 6PM local time (wherever you happen to be at that time).

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FaceTime in iOS 13 will use AR to fix video call eye-contact

FaceTime in iOS 13 will use AR to fix video call eye-contact

Video chat like FaceTime is a useful feature for a lot of people, but it can paradoxically end up feeling a little bit impersonal due to the simple fact that you're hardly ever making actual eye contact with the person you're talking to. Instead of looking into the camera - which would be necessary if you actually want to make eye contact - often times most people look at their display, making their eyes appear off-center.

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China forces malware on tourist phones at border: Here’s what they want

China forces malware on tourist phones at border: Here’s what they want

A set of publications took the time to travel to China to investigate a claim that China installed malware on tourist phones at their borders. As it turned out, this practice didn't occur at every single station, but it was certainly happening - and it was government sanctioned. Today we're taking a look at the app that border agents installed on tourist phones as they entered the country. This app was extremely blatant in its techniques and searches.

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Pokemon GO Research: Task glitch and reset!

Pokemon GO Research: Task glitch and reset!

If you found yourself playing Pokemon GO today with one task, then another task re-set not long after you checked the first, you are not alone! A number of players reported today that the tasks they'd been assigned in the morning hours in the early week this week (first week of July) were re-set, seemingly randomly. For once, the most interesting news of the Tuesday doesn't center on Eevee!

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iFixit Insight iPhone cases are a teardown that won’t kill your warranty

iFixit Insight iPhone cases are a teardown that won’t kill your warranty

For those not in the know, iFixit already offers a set of teardown wallpapers for various iPhones. These wallpapers essentially show you the internal components of your phone as if the display had been removed. It's a neat concept, offering those component images in the form of wallpapers, but now the company is taking things a step further by putting those images on phone cases.

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