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Apple patents bezel-less iPhone tech to put Touch ID in display

Apple patents bezel-less iPhone tech to put Touch ID in display

There's no shortage of rumors about the next iPhone, but one of the more compelling rumors we've heard involves the iPhone 8 - if that's what it'll be called - sporting an edge-to-edge display. In order to accomplish this, Apple would need to remove a number of components from the face of the device - namely, the fingerprint scanner and the light sensor. Those are two fairly crucial components to the operation of the iPhone, but if a freshly awarded Apple patent ever sees the light of day, they may no longer be necessary.

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Apple’s OLED iPhone 8 is a huge Samsung payday

Apple’s OLED iPhone 8 is a huge Samsung payday

Samsung is tipped to be on the receiving end of a large order from Apple, one seeking more than $4 billion dollars’ worth of OLED panels. The sources say that in light of this new alleged order and previous ones, Samsung is officially a ‘major supplier’ for the upcoming iPhone model. Assuming the sources are correct, Samsung Display has been tapped to produce 60 million OLED panels via this latest order.

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5″ iPhone 8 reportedly won’t include wireless charger or 3.5mm dongle

5″ iPhone 8 reportedly won’t include wireless charger or 3.5mm dongle

A 5-inch "tweener" iPhone 8, in-between 2017's 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhones, has again been rumored, along with new - and potentially frustrating - details on charging and accessories. Apple's plans for its smartphones this year have been a source of huge speculation, with various reports now teasing as many as four different potential designs. According to a new set of rumors from Makotakara, however, previous chatter of a "tweener" iPhone is looking more likely.

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Pokemon GO update has secret features and 3x new Gen 2 spawns

Pokemon GO update has secret features and 3x new Gen 2 spawns

A number of references to features not yet active in Pokemon GO have been found in the latest version of Pokemon GO. We've done another APK mine of the newest version of Pokemon GO and have found quite a few of these rather interesting bits and pieces. Alongside a set of three new Pokemon just a couple of lines of code away from release, a set of adjustments for Gen 2 has appeared.

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A $1,000 iPhone 8 “Anniversary Edition” makes perfect sense

A $1,000 iPhone 8 “Anniversary Edition” makes perfect sense

Would you pay $1,000 for an iPhone, even if it was the most ambitious iPhone Apple had ever made? That's the question being asked amid rumors of a super-premium price for the so-called iPhone 8 "Anniversary Edition", expected to arrive later this year. Now believed to sit at the top of a three model pyramid, the flagship - also known by some as the "iPhone X", in honor of the tenth anniversary of the smartphone - will spare no expense on the latest and greatest components and parts.

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iPhone 8 wireless charging a 2017 certainty says analyst

iPhone 8 wireless charging a 2017 certainty says analyst

We've heard plenty of rumors about the iPhone 8 and its expected features, but one of the most persistent rumors has centered around wireless charging. Wireless charging has been a long awaited iPhone feature, and over the past few years, each new phone in the line has been rumored to have it. Of course, reveals have come and gone without any mention of wireless charging, but according to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, that trend will end with the iPhone 8.

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Fire Emblem Heroes tips: seek the free secret bonus Orbs

Fire Emblem Heroes tips: seek the free secret bonus Orbs

There's a button many users miss in Fire Emblem Heroes, a button that requires the assistance of Nintendo to activate. Today we're having a peek at one of the most often-overlooked elements in the many menus of Fire Emblem Heroes, a game that's nothing if it isn't far more complicated than Nintendo's mobile predecessors. Today we're talking about the Blue Button - have you seen it?

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iPhone 8 “Anniversary Edition” could cost more than $1,000

iPhone 8 “Anniversary Edition” could cost more than $1,000

Everyone wants to hear about Apple’s fabled 10th anniversary edition of the iPhone, tentatively nicknamed the iPhone 8. What everyone might not want to hear, however, is the price tag that will go along with it. According to certain sources, it’s going to cost a lot. And by “a lot”, they’re referring to figures going above $1,000. If true, then this iPhone that will celebrate the device’s 10th year will not only be the most expensive iPhone ever, it will also be the most expensive non-luxury smartphone ever as well.

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Pokemon GO Update: time to start all over again

Pokemon GO Update: time to start all over again

Pokemon GO has reached a point at which reading news, checking Reddit, and waiting for Valentine's Day (or whatever other event is next) has gotten old. Niantic's lack of a significant update is a clear message to hardcore users. That message is, as the ODB might have said, "Niantic is for the children." In other words, a large amount of players don't play because of software updates or additions to the game, they play because they're kids and don't know the difference.

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Fire Emblem Heroes Tier List, Launch Week, February 2017

Fire Emblem Heroes Tier List, Launch Week, February 2017

The first collection of characters in Fire Emblem Heroes has been ranked and tagged, making it simple for users to decide on which heroes to keep, and which to send home. Here in the first week of the game's launch, some of the rankings are relatively obvious. If I roll a 5-star base unit, I'm going to want to keep it - that's the top of the charts no matter how we slice it.

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How to download Fire Emblem Heroes on Android and iOS

How to download Fire Emblem Heroes on Android and iOS

Release day for Nintendo's Fire Emblem Heroes arrived this week in an odd array of countries - the United States not included. As luck would have it, though, we've been able to download and load the game - and play the game - on our Android smartphone this afternoon. This is regardless of its Google Play Store status - but we're still waiting on the first release for iTunes for iOS devices.

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QR code scanner now built in to Chrome app

QR code scanner now built in to Chrome app

This week the folks at Google have updated the iOS (and soon the Android) version of the Chrome web browser. This update uses the camera of the device it's running on to locate and scan QR codes as well as bar codes. This update essentially does away with the need for that additional QR and barcode scanner app that's been sitting unused or barely used in our app drawers for years.

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