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Apple One subscriptions just launched – Plans and pricing

Apple One subscriptions just launched – Plans and pricing

Today Apple One subscriptions launched in the morning. This Apple One Subscription system will likely appear on your iPhone first, then spread throughout the Apple ecosystem. The Apple One Subscription was first revealed earlier this year as a way for Apple users to combine their favorite systems into one single Apple subscription service - now's the time for that subscription to take hold.

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Samsung takes the lead in the global smartphone market for Q3

Samsung takes the lead in the global smartphone market for Q3

Q3 2020 was very good for the smartphone market as more devices than expected shipped during the quarter. According to IDC, 353.6 million devices were shipped during Q3. While shipments are strong, it was a decline of 1.3 percent year-over-year. IDC had predicted a nine percent year-over-year decline. IDC says that growth is largely attributed to the reopening of economies globally as restrictions due to COVID-19 were eased.

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Apple Earnings FY20 Q4: iPhone sales fall, just like last year

Apple Earnings FY20 Q4: iPhone sales fall, just like last year

Today we're taking a peek at Apple's latest earnings report with a breakdown of net sales by each device category. Apple continued to report net sales in five categories, including iPhone, Mac, iPad, Services, and a category that combined Wearables, Home, and Accessories. Each category rose this quarter in both 3-month and 12-month comparisons year-over-year except the most massive of these: the iPhone category.

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LG K92 could be the best cheap 5G phone yet

LG K92 could be the best cheap 5G phone yet

Slowly but surely, phone manufacturers are starting to bring 5G capabilities to mid-range devices. What once may have been the domain of expensive flagship phones is now available in some form to people who'd rather not spend an arm and a leg to get 5G functionality. LG is the latest manufacturer to hop on the mid-range 5G train, today introducing the K92 5G.

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Major Clips update has features that beat Snapchat and Tiktok

Major Clips update has features that beat Snapchat and Tiktok

Today Apple released a major update for their video creation app Clips. This app allows the creation and modification of short video clips for iPhone and iPad for use on all sorts of social networks and messaging apps. The latest update to Clips enhances the user interface and makes the exceedingly important expansion to both vertical AND horizontal video.

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Apple iPhone 12 and 12 Pro Review – Look beyond 5G

Apple iPhone 12 and 12 Pro Review – Look beyond 5G

The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro are the more sensible half of Apple's new smartphone range for 2020, and that's as it should be. Nestling right at the heart of the mobile market, they replace the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro as the go-to choice for savvy shoppers, and this time around the list of differences between the two is even shorter. Somehow that makes deciding between them simultaneously easier and more difficult.

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XDA phone F(x)tec Pro1-X lets you choose your OS

XDA phone F(x)tec Pro1-X lets you choose your OS

A phone called F(x)tec Pro1-X is in the works with a promise for unmatched power user options. Where most other phones focus on an overall positive experience, thus limiting the software and hardware for quality control, the F(x)tec Pro1-X seems to want to do something rare: Trust the user. Of course, as the phone project partners with XDA Developers for development, it's implied that users of this phone will have the ability to troubleshoot.

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This Verizon TCL 10 5G UW is under $400 and that’s a big deal

This Verizon TCL 10 5G UW is under $400 and that’s a big deal

Verizon's most affordable 5G phone has arrived, with the TCL 10 5G UW delivering mmWave speeds for under $400. Latest in the phone-maker's 10 Series, the new Android phone slots in as the cheapest way to get on Verizon's 5G network so far, undercutting the Motorola One 5G UW by $150.

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OnePlus Nord N10 5G and N100 release details (USA “later”)

OnePlus Nord N10 5G and N100 release details (USA “later”)

The OnePlus Nord N10 and OnePlus Nord N100 were revealed by OnePlus today. These devices are exceedingly similar to one-another, with few details making it simple to tell them apart. The OnePlus N10 5G will be released with (as you can probably guess) 5G connectivity, while the OnePlus N100 will be the most budget-friendly unit in the whole line (without 5G as such). The OnePlus N10 has slightly sharper corners and edges, while the OnePlus N100 is a bit more... rounded out.

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iPhone 12 buyers should be aware of Apple’s MagSafe charging warnings

iPhone 12 buyers should be aware of Apple’s MagSafe charging warnings

Apple fans are very excited about the coming iPhone 12 models, and one of the cool parts is that the smartphone features MagSafe charging like the Apple Watch 6 offers. However, there are some potential drawbacks to MagSafe charging that Apple is warning potential buyers about. Apple quietly updated its support document for the iPhone 12 to warn buyers about these potential issues.

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iPhone 12 iFixit teardown reveals modular design for simple repairs

iPhone 12 iFixit teardown reveals modular design for simple repairs

The iFixit team has wrapped up its teardown of Apple's new iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro models, giving consumers a look under the hood at what makes the devices tick, what has changed over the previous model, and the kinds of difficulties one may face if they attempt to fix the phone on their own. In addition to disassembling the iPhone 12, the team also took apart the MagSafe power puck introduced with the new models.

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Got a 5G smartphone? What’s the right ‘plan’ forward

Got a 5G smartphone? What’s the right ‘plan’ forward

The whole 5G thing is becoming more of a story with the launch of some exciting new mobile phone models designed to take full leverage of the new wireless connectivity. As a new 5G smartphone pops-up with each passing day, we are seeing all prominent network carriers stateside doing their bit to ensure you have 5G coverage no matter what part of the country you’re in. While these are early days and everyone’s just working on increasing their portfolio – it seems appropriate to know, which of the top-tier carriers have what 5G plans you can choose from to get on from the word go.

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