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iOS 10 release today: how to update iPhone and iPad

iOS 10 release today: how to update iPhone and iPad

We might have a few days left to wait for the arrival of Apple's new iPhones, but for those who aren't planning to jump to a new phone, you're not necessarily being left out in the cold when it comes to upgrades. We're seeing software updates popping up on our various iOS devices, which can only mean one thing: iOS 10 has finally arrived, and after spending a few months in beta, it's now available for everyone to download.

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iPhone 7 Review Round-up: 7 Plus Cameras, Jacks, and Jet Black

iPhone 7 Review Round-up: 7 Plus Cameras, Jacks, and Jet Black

One collection of iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus Reviews have been dropped this morning, and they appear - for the most part - to be positive. While it would appear that the tech review industry isn't entirely sold on the idea that they'll have to change habits to accommodate the lack of a headphone jack, and the Jet Black finish seems to be a bit more "scratchy" than they'd hoped, both devices seem to deliver on Apple's promise of a top-quality smartphone.

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iOS Google Cardboard Camera: just in time for iPhone 7

iOS Google Cardboard Camera: just in time for iPhone 7

This week the folks at Google responsible for virtual reality action have released the Cardboard Camera app for iOS. This app had previously been released for Android devices only - now with an update to the Android app and a release to iOS, it's available for iPhone and iPad too. Users will be able to quickly take spherical photos with their iPhone or iPad, piece by piece, then upload them to the internet with Google's Cardboard Camera system.

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Pokemon GO Update : Trading, War, and Peace

Pokemon GO Update : Trading, War, and Peace

Buddy Pokemon are nearly here and we're already looking to the next big thing. We're crossing our fingers and cursing our crystal ball for the update to Pokemon GO - Season 2, the one where everything changes. Before we get there, though, we've got a few things to discuss. Today we're going to begin with a brilliant realization by Bob of Boblandia, a Silph Road member and analyzer of the game Pokemon GO. He realized that though the tweaking of item drops in PokeStops, Niantic is able to control the dynamic of the entire game.

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iPhone 7 release date options: colors and sizes and Android

iPhone 7 release date options: colors and sizes and Android

The release date for Apple's iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus is upon us. While this set of iPhones looks a lot like iPhones we've seen in the past several years, a set of new options makes this an interesting switchover point for many consumers. People that've been using an older iPhone from 2 or more year ago, especially will be looking to upgrade - but there's also the people that are less-than-satisfied with what's just happened in the Android universe. While we don't expect a large number of switches over to the other side this generation only because of Samsung's misfortune, we do expect there to be some fallout.

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iPhone 7, 7 Plus now up for pre-order on Apple’s website

iPhone 7, 7 Plus now up for pre-order on Apple’s website

In case you haven't heard already, Apple announced the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus this week. And pre-orders officially began just a few hours ago, at 12:01am Pacific to be exact. Apple online stores around the globe now have both models of the new iPhone available for order, along with the new Apple Watch Series 2. The first orders are due to arrive on Friday, September 16th, but just as you'd expect initial supplies are already low, with shipping times slipping to November for certain models.

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Apple Pay to debut in Japan, New Zealand, Russia this fall

Apple Pay to debut in Japan, New Zealand, Russia this fall

At the big iPhone 7 event yesterday, Apple revealed that mobile payment system Apple Pay would finally be coming to Japan later this year. As was reported recently, the latest iPhones for the Japanese market will include support for Sony's FeliCa tap-to-pay technology, meaning Apple Pay will be compatible with the train and subway transit cards across the country, as well as with vending machines and retailers.

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iPhone Lightning Dock allows music playback while you charge

iPhone Lightning Dock allows music playback while you charge

With the launch of the new iPhone 7 yesterday there are also some new accessories for folks to play with. We have spent time hands-on with the new AirPods wireless headphones and there is also a new iPhone Lightning dock for you to check out. The new Lightning dock has some features that iPhone users who like music will appreciate. The dock is available in five metallic finishes.

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AppleCare+ screen repairs just got more affordable

AppleCare+ screen repairs just got more affordable

Disregarding all those excruciatingly painful scratch, drop, and bend torture tests, which now includes freeze plus drop, screen damages are truly the most common reasons users bring in their smartphones for repair. Apple’s iPhones are no exception and are perhaps even more susceptible these days due to design changes. Keeping up with the trends, Apple has decided and, like the iPad price and storage changes, somewhat silently announce a rather substantial change to its AppleCare+ fees, bringing the service price of screen repairs down to earth for only $29.

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Everything you need to know about the iPhone 7

Everything you need to know about the iPhone 7

Today we're running down the full set of details on Apple's newly revealed iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. These devices were shown by Apple for the first time to the public on the 7th of September, 2016, and made available on pre-order on this date as well. These devices will be made available in physical store locations on the 16th of September - one week from this Friday. Both devices will be available in a variety of colors and internal storage sizes.

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iPhone 7 hands-on

iPhone 7 hands-on

Don't get hung up on the missing headphone jack: there's a lot more to Apple's iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus than the port "courageously" left behind. Apple's big event in San Francisco has just finished, and I've spent a while playing with both sizes of the new iPhone 7 to see how the most hotly-anticipated smartphone of the year is shaping up.

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iPhone 7 A10 Fusion: 40% faster processing than the A9

iPhone 7 A10 Fusion: 40% faster processing than the A9

There’s a lot to like about the iPhone 7, but is it worth upgrading to? It is if you care about performance and battery life. The iPhone 7 boasts the A10 Fusion, a four-core 64-bit processor with two high-efficiency cores and two high-performance cores. With the processor comes 40-percent faster processing over the A9 and two times processing over the A8. It’s a big jump in processing performance over the iPhone 6s, and is especially faster than older models — in fact, Apple says it is 120x faster than the original iPhone.

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