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iOS 11.3: Six reasons you should be excited

iOS 11.3: Six reasons you should be excited

Apple has announced the iOS 11.3 developer beta, and there's plenty to get excited about for iPhone, iPad, and smart home fans. Whether you're an Animoji karaoke addict, need your regular fix of augmented reality in Pokemon GO, or just want deeper control over what's going on in the background of your iPhone, there's something that should satisfy you. While we don't know all the goodies iOS 11.3 will bring, we do know six of the biggest changes and improvements.

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Qualcomm fined $1.2bn in Apple LTE market abuse

Qualcomm fined $1.2bn in Apple LTE market abuse

Qualcomm will appeal a $1.2bn fine from the European Commission, after the EU decided the chip-maker had abused its position by paying Apple to stay loyal. The company had been investigated in Europe over allegations that, by paying sums in the billions of dollars to Apple in order to cement its use of Qualcomm LTE baseband chipsets, it artificially prevented competition around cellular connectivity in iPhones and iPads.

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iOS 11.3 Health Records makes iPhone your treatment hub

iOS 11.3 Health Records makes iPhone your treatment hub

Apple's push to make the iPhone the hub for your medical treatment continues, with iOS 11.3 adding Health Records for tracking tests, appointments, and more. A new addition to the iOS Health app, Health Records will pull in data from select healthcare services providers to be funneled straight into one place, rather than spread across multiple systems and devices.

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iOS 11.3 battery throttling switch gives older iPhones the choice

iOS 11.3 battery throttling switch gives older iPhones the choice

Apple will give iPhone owners the ability to turn off its controversial power throttling system in iOS 11.3, the latest in its ongoing mea-culpa over slowing older devices. Confirmed as part of the upcoming iOS 11.3 release - though not quite ready for today's developer preview - the new features will not only offer more information about battery health, but also give users control over whether Apple's performance safeguards are applied.

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Huge iOS 11.3 ARKit update previewed by Apple today

Huge iOS 11.3 ARKit update previewed by Apple today

Apple is gunning hard to make iOS the platform of choice for augmented reality, revealing the latest update of its technology in iOS 11.3 today. The new ARKit 1.5 is a core part of iOS 11.3, which is being released for developers to get to grips with now, but which will arrive for all iPhone and iPad users in the spring of 2018.

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Report: Screens are killing our happiness

Report: Screens are killing our happiness

Smartphones were the leading cause of a major fall in psychological well-being in American Adolescents after the year 2012 according to a new study. This study was conducted by researchers at The University of Michigan, and was published in the scientific journal Emotion this week. The study showed that adolescent self-esteem, life satisfaction, and happiness rose between 1990 and 2011, then fell dramatically starting in the year 2012, just as smartphones began to take hold of the planet.

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iPhone 6.1-inch sacrifices detailed to undercut iPhone X 2018

iPhone 6.1-inch sacrifices detailed to undercut iPhone X 2018

Apple's trio of new iPhone models for 2018 could see it sacrifice familiar features in order to offer a budget option, it's been predicted, with the 6.1-inch iPhone tipped to compromise in unexpected ways in order to stay affordable. Though Apple has, unsurprisingly, not made any comment on its roadmap for iPhone launches this year, the Cupertino firm is widely expected to offer three new models, all more akin to the iPhone X than the iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus.

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iOS 11.2.5 release adds HomePod support and Siri News

iOS 11.2.5 release adds HomePod support and Siri News

iOS 11.2.5 has been released, and while Apple's latest update may have HomePod support as its headline features, there'll be iPhone functionality that appeals even if the smart speaker doesn't. The new version of the iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and iPod touch software brings with it support for setting up the HomePod, should you be among those picking up the streaming speaker when it arrives in stores in early February.

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PSA: Don’t bite iPhone batteries (this video shows why)

PSA: Don’t bite iPhone batteries (this video shows why)

A man bit a smartphone battery in an electronics store in China this past week, and the battery exploded. The man who bit the battery seemed surprised by the results of his bite. The woman standing near him seemed displeased. Have a peek at the video and see what you make of it. And please do NOT go get a battery to reenact the situation in the video as it's happening - that'd be bad.

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iPhone X vs Sony A7R III camera showdown: There’s an app for that

iPhone X vs Sony A7R III camera showdown: There’s an app for that

Smartphone photography has been improving with each generation of device, and it's not unusual these days to see theater releases shot on iPhone. All the same, there's still a little skepticism out there about just how well an iPhone sensor can hold up to a dedicated camera, and whether it's just a stopgap or could actually be the device you should reach for first.

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iPhone X deals? Don’t hold your breath

iPhone X deals? Don’t hold your breath

A report today suggests iPhone X won't be moved to a second-tier spot in Apple's iPhone collection: not now, not ever. Over the past several years, each time a new iPhone was released, the previous iPhone was knocked down one spot in the overall iPhone hierarchy, thereby reducing its price. Now, with the first generation of iPhone X done, that traditional movement isn't likely.

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Samsung investigated for old phone slowdown (just like Apple)

Samsung investigated for old phone slowdown (just like Apple)

Remember how Apple just got in trouble for deliberately slowing down old iPhones? Samsung was just called out for the same thing. Antitrust authorities are now investigating both Samsung and Apple for their part in "unfair commercial practices." More specifically, Samsung and Apple now part of two separate proceedings for "exploiting the shortcomings of some components to reduce the performance of their products over time and induce consumers to purchase new versions of the same."

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