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The next iPhone’s secret feature could augment your world

The next iPhone’s secret feature could augment your world

As smartphones become more powerful and features become more ubiquitous, there seems to be less and less to make an individual smartphone stand out from the crowd. Apple seems to know this, which is why CEO Tim Cook is reportedly preparing to make a splash in the realm of augmented reality.

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popSLATE 2 iPhone e-ink case is no more, no refunds possible

popSLATE 2 iPhone e-ink case is no more, no refunds possible

Crowdfunding is always risky business, not too different from investing in something that doesn’t exist yet. Some don’t deliver on time, others not at all. Some disappear like the wind, while others try to make a graceful exit, whether or not refunds are offered. popSLATE 2, a redux of an iPhone e-ink case, is somewhat all of the above. The company behind it has made one last update on Indiegogo, announcing its bankruptcy and dissolution and, to add insult to injury, the lack of funds to refund more than 12,000 backers who helped it raise $1.1 million last year.

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iPhone now eligible for AppleCare+ up to 1 year after purchase

iPhone now eligible for AppleCare+ up to 1 year after purchase

Good news for iPhone users prone to dropping their device sometime after purchase: Apple has updated its AppleCare+ insurance program, allowing coverage to be added to an iPhone up to one year after it was purchased. This is a hefty update to the previous 60 day timeframe limit, and should put users' minds at ease with regards to damaged screens.

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ColorWare iPhone 7 Plus Retro Edition brings back vintage look

ColorWare iPhone 7 Plus Retro Edition brings back vintage look

ColorWare has announced that iPhone 7 Plus owners can now get their phone restyled with a classic Macintosh look thanks to its Retro Edition option. According to the company, this style was its most popular iPhone custom design ever, and so it is bringing it back for Apple’s latest and greatest plus-sized handset. There's a big catch, though.

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Android’s Super Mario Run APK download incoming [and a warning]

Android’s Super Mario Run APK download incoming [and a warning]

Super Mario Run is just about to launch on Android for and by Nintendo - but until then, be cautious. Since Nintendo worked with Apple to release Super Mario Run for iPhone first, Android users have been screaming bloody murder for their chance to take a crack at it. To be especially clear - when this article is set to be published, Nintendo has NOT released Super Mario Run officially, and all APK files offered by 3rd-party sources are completely illegitimate.

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Qualcomm is no longer making processors (they’re calling them Platforms)

Qualcomm is no longer making processors (they’re calling them Platforms)

This week the folks at Qualcomm have announced their decision to change the way they present their hardware. Instead of calling the technology they create a "Qualcomm Snapdragon processor", they'll be calling it a "Qualcomm Snapdragon Mobile Platform." This should serve to better differentiate the full scope of what Qualcomm does - that's essentially deliver a platform, yes, from which a smartphone (or other smart devices) can process, connect, and deliver data to the end user.

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Behold, an “iPhone 8 Edition” with Google Goggles inside

Behold, an “iPhone 8 Edition” with Google Goggles inside

An iPhone 8 Edition without a border and with augmented reality abilities never seen before on an Apple device would make a great device. Further, it'd allow sense to come of the comments Tim Cook has made in the past about augmented reality. Not that they didn't make sense on their own, but here in a concept iPhone X (X representing the unknown) without a visible bezel, Siri can shine, and the possibilities can create a whole new value proposition for the end consumer.

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Samsung supposedly begins producing iPhone OLED panels with 3D Touch

Samsung supposedly begins producing iPhone OLED panels with 3D Touch

If you believe the rumors we've heard so far, then the next iPhone will come equipped with OLED display. This has been one of the more prevalent rumors since the mill started churning, and today we're getting new details that seem to solidify it. According to this new report, Samsung Display has started producing OLED panels for the next iPhone, complete with 3D Touch functionality.

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Gmail update allows requesting and sending money

Gmail update allows requesting and sending money

The folks responsible for developing Gmail have teamed up with the folks behind Google Wallet to put money in email. Transferring money from one person to the other takes place within the Gmail app or in Gmail on the web. Users can send money or claim money. The best bit about this update is the lack of need for a separate app from the receiving end of the transaction.

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Eye iPhone case puts an Android phone on its back

Eye iPhone case puts an Android phone on its back

The rivalry between iPhone and Android users are often sensationalized and magnified but, if given the chance, some might prefer having both. That is, as long as it doesn’t mean carrying around a second device. Running Android and iOS on the same phone is still an impossibility, but some have tried to find ways around it. Take this Eye case designed for iPhones, whose sole purpose is to augment the iPhone experience by strapping an Android phone on its back. Almost literally, too.

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LuMee Duo iPhone case uses LEDs to illuminate your selfies

LuMee Duo iPhone case uses LEDs to illuminate your selfies

A new iPhone case uses strips of LEDs to illuminate your selfies and ordinary mobile camera images. Called LuMee Duo, this case is designed specifically for Apple’s handset and it is now available around the world in some Apple retail stores. Unlike ordinary phone cases, Duo features strips of LED lights on the front and back of the case, boosting the quality of photos taken with the smartphone.

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Galaxy S8 vs iPhone 8 Release Date Battle

Galaxy S8 vs iPhone 8 Release Date Battle

The differences between the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the iPhone 8 (or iPhone 7s) will be grand - never before will the two phones look more different from one another. Their functionality will also appear different - running the latest Samsung-modified version of Android on one device has never looked more different from Apple's iOS than here in the year 2017. But once that release date comes for both devices, you can bet they'll be sparring up close and personal in the minds of millions.

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