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Apple event to focus on new MacBooks, not iMac, says analyst

Apple event to focus on new MacBooks, not iMac, says analyst

In case you haven't heard, Apple has one of its secretive media events scheduled for October 27th, using the phrase "Hello Again" as the teaser. For months now it's been expected that Apple would hold such a fall event to introduce new, non-iOS related hardware, possibly including anything from the Mac lineup, from the MacBook Air to a new Mac Pro. Well, Ming-Chi Kuo, the KGI Securities analyst with one of best track records when it comes to Apple predictions, has chimed in to say that we should keep our expectations set for new laptops only.

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LG G6 said to be dropping the G5’s modular design [UPDATE: Statement]

LG G6 said to be dropping the G5’s modular design [UPDATE: Statement]

Earlier this year, LG released its G5 smartphone, the best execution we've seen thus far of the modular phone concept. Unfortunately for the manufacturer, the device just didn't sell well, failing to lure buyers with its range of add-on modules like physical camera controls, improved speakers, and a 360-degree camera. A new report out of Korea says that, because of this flop, the G6 will return to a standard, integrated smartphone design, in turn dropping support for modules.

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Amazon tipped in plan to offer Internet service with Prime bundle in Europe

Amazon tipped in plan to offer Internet service with Prime bundle in Europe

Sources have surfaced with an interesting claim: Amazon is considering offering Internet service straight to European consumers, doing so with the intention of bundling Prime products with it. The idea seems to be one that traditional service providers have already tapped into — offering subscribers packages that include both Internet access and video services of one sort or another.

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Hated MacBook? The new MacBook Pro will make you howl

Hated MacBook? The new MacBook Pro will make you howl

Apple's MacBook Pro is long overdue a refresh, but the hotly-anticipated update could bring pain to those unready to embrace new connectors. It's been well over a year since Apple last revamped its high-end notebook, with the MacBook Pro released in May 2015 still holding out today with its Thunderbolt 2 and USB 3.0 ports. Now, though a considerably changed new line-up is expected within a matter of weeks, not everybody is likely to be happy.

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Rockstar teases Red Dead Redemption 2, sends internet into a frenzy

Rockstar teases Red Dead Redemption 2, sends internet into a frenzy

If, like many people, you've been holding out for Rockstar to reveal Red Dead Redemption 2, then today might be your lucky day. The developer has been teasing the game throughout the weekend, sharing an image today that basically confirms a follow up to 2010's fan favorite. Get ready to return to the Wild West.

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Apple Car hits roadblock as software not vehicle prioritized

Apple Car hits roadblock as software not vehicle prioritized

It was the automakers' boogeyman: Apple - fat off iPhone sales and widely lauded for its user-friendliness - weighing its own, mysterious entry into the car market. Another stress atop the awkward transition from dumb to semi-autonomous cars, at a time when industry stalwarts were already facing pressure from Silicon Valley upstarts like Tesla. Now, though, it seems Detroit & Co. have squeezed out a reprieve.

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Netflix said to offer offline viewing before the year’s end

Netflix said to offer offline viewing before the year’s end

As the competition between streaming video services continues to heat up, one of the distinguishing features is quickly turning out to be offline viewing, or the ability for users to temporarily download media for watching in situations where an internet connection isn't available, such as along airplane flights. Netflix, the reigning king of streaming video, has long balked at offline viewing, with CEO Reed Hastings previously stating that it was "never going to happen." However, we're hearing from more sources that things could soon change.

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Apple event’s secret MacBook accessories detailed in brief

Apple event’s secret MacBook accessories detailed in brief

If you believe the talk, Apple isn't quite done with product announcements for 2016. Even though the announcement and launch of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are in the bag, Apple is said to be hosting another event before the year is out to reveal, among other things, a revamped MacBook. If a new leak is to be believed, however, hardware refreshes aren't the only thing Apple is plotting to reveal at this event.

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Apple to cut iPhone bugs by harmonizing dev teams

Apple to cut iPhone bugs by harmonizing dev teams

It would appear that Apple thinks the development of its cloud services could be more efficient. Anonymous sources close to this issue have told Bloomberg that Apple plans to unify its cloud development teams in the same space, potentially making the production of services like Siri, Maps, iCloud, and Apple Music easier for everyone involved.

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iPad Pro 2017 release tipped with iPad mini Pro and new 12.9-inch model

iPad Pro 2017 release tipped with iPad mini Pro and new 12.9-inch model

Those who follow Apple news will know that the rumor mill rarely stops churning, and today that mill is at it again, delivering new whispers of Apple's incoming iPad Pro releases. A new report by Macotakara (as reported by 9to5Mac) details the three new iPad Pro models that are rumored to be arriving in spring of 2017, dishing some details screen sizes, speakers, and cameras.

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Galaxy S8 details leak: this might be Samsung’s secret weapon

Galaxy S8 details leak: this might be Samsung’s secret weapon

Is it too early to look toward the Galaxy S8? With Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 woes still at the forefront of a lot of conversations, most would probably say no, but the Galaxy S8 leaks keep coming anyway. The latest one comes from Forbes, and though this report contains a handful of things we've heard already, it also details the GPU that could be found within the Galaxy S8, something we haven't heard all that much about.

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Alphabet’s Verily watch is a hospital on your wrist

Alphabet’s Verily watch is a hospital on your wrist

Google's healthcare-focused sibling Verily may be busy building fitness tracking wearables, but don't confuse its designs with the latest Android Wear smartwatch. The Alphabet division, established in December 2015 after being spun out from Google's own healthcare team, may not be ready to go public with its gadgets - a line-up expected to eventually include smart contact lenses for diabetics and wearables that can monitor for cancer - but an early preview has spilled new details on what one of Verily's gadgets will be like.

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