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iPhone X ghost touch and MacBook Pro SSD fails get free Apple repairs

iPhone X ghost touch and MacBook Pro SSD fails get free Apple repairs

Apple is offering free repairs to fix the iPhone X ghost touch issue and certain MacBook Pro laptops that may experience drive failure. The company announced the two new repair options today, acknowledging a problem in which the iPhone X's display reacts when it hasn't been touched or fails to respond to touch, and in which a MacBook Pro SSD may fail.

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Twelve South PowerPic wireless phone charger looks like a picture frame

Twelve South PowerPic wireless phone charger looks like a picture frame

Twelve South has a new wireless charger for Qi-enabled smartphones and it's called PowerPic. The name refers to the device's unique design, which transforms the smartphone into a piece of art...at least until it finishes charging. When not in use, PowerPic looks like an ordinary picture frame that blends in with other room decor.

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Samsung Galaxy A6 and Tab S4 T-Mobile deals include half-off tablet

Samsung Galaxy A6 and Tab S4 T-Mobile deals include half-off tablet

T-Mobile will start offering the Galaxy A6 smartphone and Galaxy Tab S4 tablet on November 9. Ahead of that arrival comes details of two deals covering both gadgets, one offering the tablet at half-off its regular price, the other offering the smartphone at only $10/month. The devices will be available to purchase both online and in the Uncarrier's retail stores.

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Apple starts selling refurbished iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus units

Apple starts selling refurbished iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus units

Apple has started selling refurbished iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus units, giving buyers the opportunity to get one of the models at a discounted rate. The iPhone 8 models were released last year, making them an excellent option for someone looking to make the switch or upgrade. Apple lists the refurbished units starting at $499 USD.

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2019 iPhone models may pack improved Face ID system

2019 iPhone models may pack improved Face ID system

The 2019 iPhone models may feature an updated Face ID system designed to better handle invisible ambient light, according to an analyst's note. Apple is expected to launch two OLED and one LCD iPhone next year, all of them supposedly featuring this updated Face ID hardware. This joins the growing body of 2019 iPhone speculation.

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iPhone XR iFixit teardown gives hope for DIY repairs

iPhone XR iFixit teardown gives hope for DIY repairs

iFixit has published its teardown of the iPhone XR, Apple's latest LCD iPhone model. The company has wrapped up its disassembly of the device, showing off each component and the tedious process of taking the handset apart. Buyers wondering whether they'll be able to replace their own cracked display are in for some good news: it's not an impossible task.

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Netflix HDR arrives for LG G7 One and two other premium phones

Netflix HDR arrives for LG G7 One and two other premium phones

Netflix has once again expanded its HDR video support to additional premium smartphones, enabling those device owners to watch high dynamic range content on their mobile device. Support has been slow to roll out, that largely due to the limited number of HDR-capable handsets on the market. This time around, Netflix has added HDR support for the LG G7 One and a couple Sony mobile devices.

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Samsung folding smartphone may appear at developer conference

Samsung folding smartphone may appear at developer conference

Samsung may soon show off a folding smartphone after years of rumors about such a device. An invite recently sent out for the company's developer conference teases the unveiling of "where now meets next" and "the crossroads between the present and the future," which many believe means a folding phone. Adding fuel to the speculation is an image that some say represents a foldable device.

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KiiPix smartphone instant printer doesn’t require batteries

KiiPix smartphone instant printer doesn’t require batteries

Tomy, a toy company, has launched a new instant printer designed for smartphones. Unlike existing instant mobile printers on the market, though, KiiPix doesn't require a battery, instead relying on the user hand-cranking a dial to produce the image. The printer uses ordinary Fujifilm Instax Mini film, which is cheap and easy to order.

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iPhone XR early video reviews arrive ahead of Friday preorders

iPhone XR early video reviews arrive ahead of Friday preorders

Apple has provided a select pool of YouTubers with the iPhone XR, ushering in the first round of video reviews. Pre-orders for the device will go live just after midnight on October 19, giving customers the opportunity to order the cheapest of Apple's three new iPhone models. The iPhone XR, unlike the XS and XS Max, features an LCD and single-lens camera.

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Pixel 3 security: Google details Titan M chip

Pixel 3 security: Google details Titan M chip

The Google Pixel 3 features the new Titan M enterprise-grade security chip designed specifically for the smartphone model. Google went into some details about the security chip today, explaining that it borrowed some of the best features from its Titan chip, which is used for Google Cloud data centers. The Titan M is made for mobile, though, working to provide on-device OS and data protection.

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Razer Phone 2 listing appears on Amazon ahead of launch

Razer Phone 2 listing appears on Amazon ahead of launch

The Razer Phone 2 has appeared on Amazon's Italy website ahead of its official launch. The listing, which has since been removed, included images of the handset, as well as some details about its new features, including the presence of RGB lighting and wireless charging. The phone is scheduled to be officially unveiled later tonight.

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