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Apple will let iPhone users disable CPU throttling (at their own peril)

Some folks have been claiming for Apple intentionally releases software updates that slow down performance of older iPhones in order to prompt customers to buy new phones. So when the company acknowledged last year that a software updated designed to prevent phones with older batteries from shutting down unexpectedly was doing so by slowing down […]

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Dell’s 2018 PCs can show phone notifications, make calls, send texts, or mirror your phone’s display

If you have an iPhone and a Mac you can use Apple’s Continuity software to take phone or respond to text messages from your computer, among other things. Dell wants to offer the same functionality to Windows users with Android phones or iPhones. All of the company’s 2018 consumer desktop and notebook computers will ship […]

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Apple responds to iPhone throttling complaints, offers $29 battery replacements throughout 2018

Apple recently acknowledged that some iPhones with degraded batteries would run slower than a model with a newer battery in certain situations. The company says this was to help keep phones from unexpectedly shutting down, but plenty of folks jumped to the conclusion that this was the long sought-after proof that Apple was intentionally crippling […]

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Universal apps that can run on iPhone, iPad, or Mac coming in 2018?

Apple’s iPhone line of products changed the way we think about smartphones… and the company’s App Store also change the way we find and download apps to run on those devices. So it’s not surprising that Apple eventually tried to replicate that success by launching a Mac App Store. But it’s never really taken off. […]

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Apple iPhone 8 teardown reveals an iPhone 7 (with better CPU & cameras)

For the past few years Apple’s iPhone release schedule has been fairly predictable: release a new model one year, and follow it up with a similar-looking phone featuring a spec bump. That’s how we went from the iPhone 4 to 4S, 5 to 5S, and 6 to 6S. But this year the company is shaking […]

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Apple iPhone X: “The biggest leap forward since the original iPhone”

Apple is launching its first iPhone with an OLED display, the first model with an ultra-wide screen, and the first without a physical home button. It’s called the Apple iPhone X, and it’s a new high-end model that will join the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus in the company’s lineup. It’s also that funny looking […]

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iPhone 8 may know when you’re looking at it (and mute audio notifications)

Rumor has it that the upcoming iPhone 8 will support facial recognition, which means it’ll have hardware and software that can tell one person from another when you’re looking at the phone. It won’t be the first smartphone with facial identification features, but it’ll be the first from Apple. And it’s starting to look like […]

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Google Assistant launches for iPhone (and other Google Assistant & Google Home updates)

Google Assistant is expanding to new devices. Google recently launched an SDK that developers can use to integrate the company’s intelligent assistant software into third-party devices. But now the company says Google Assistant is also available for iPhone. Google Assistant updates The iOS version of the app supports most of the features that are already […]

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Report: Apple places order for 70 million OLED displays (for iPhones)

There’s been speculation for a while that at least some versions of the upcoming iPhone 8 would be Apple’s first phones with OLED displays. If a report from Nikkei is correct, it seems like those rumors were spot on. Nikkei says Apple has placed an order with Samsung Electronics for 70 million OLED panels. A […]

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WikiLeaks says CIA has been hacking iPhones, Mac computers for years (with tools that require physical access)

WikiLeaks has released a second set of documents from its so-called “Vault 7” set of information that allegedly details the tools the CIA uses to hack phones, computers, and other devices. The second release is called “Dark Matter,” and according to WikiLeaks, it showcases some of the tools the CIA has used to hack the […]