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Old iPhone getting slower? It might be all in your mind

At some point after using the same iPhone for a few years, you’ve probably had this thought: It’s getting slower.  Over the years, people have come up with conspiracy theories that Apple purposely makes its phones fade out within a certain time period, so customers are forced to buy the latest device. A research company …

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iPhone X makes an early appearance in the wild

The iPhone X doesn’t go on sale until Nov. 3, but it seems like one lucky person may already have his or her hands on one. A video of an alleged iPhone X appeared on Reddit over the weekend, giving a hands-on look at the upcoming phone. The video is short, but it’s long enough to make out the phone’s …

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Apple could bring Face ID to iPad Pro

Apple’s Face ID, a facial recognition system where users simply look at their phone to unlock it, could be headed to the next iPad Pro lineup, 9to5Mac and MacRumors report.  Apple’s Face ID could be headed to the next iPad Pro lineup. Apple KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reportedly expects the TrueDepth camera system, which enables Face ID on the iPhone X, …

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Take awesome VR tours with Apple Map’s Flyover feature

Google Maps has long had a spot on my iPhone’s and iPad’s home screen. Apple Maps has not. With iOS 11, however, I have moved Apple Maps up, not to my primary home screen, but to my second home screen. The reason? The new VR goodies added to the Flyover feature. The Flyover feature isn’t new to iOS 11 but …

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iPhones are a safe bet when it comes to trade

Though Apple and Android fanboys and girls will scratch each other’s eyes out arguing over which phones have the best technology, when it’s time to trade in your old phone, there’s still only one clear winner. That’s something to consider when investing in your next phone. The glory days of the wireless carrier subsidies are long gone, which means people …

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Change these 3 camera settings in iOS 11

Changes to Live Photos may have grabbed headlines, but iOS 11 introduces some under-the-hood changes to the way your iPhone snaps photos. The biggest of which is the new HEIF file format that replaces JPEG. Let’s have a look at the best way to set up your iPhone’s camera with these new features. 1. Embrace HEIF The HEIF format for …

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Facebook ‘like’ designer puts parental controls on own iPhone

Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that’s taken over our lives. Enlarge Image Once upon a time, there was a world beyond the screen … Getty Images Taking responsibility for what you’ve gone and done is hard. Especially when you’re in the tech industry and insist you’re making the world a better place. Yet some, at …

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A French approach to headphone design

Focal is best known as France’s leading high-end speaker brand, but starting just last year it introduced two spectacular headphones, the Elear and the Utopia. Today I’m reviewing Focal’s latest entry, the similarly named Clear, and all three headphones share a similar design and aesthetic. They’re all over-the-ear, open-back headphones, with a sound that’s big on clarity, spacious imaging and …

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iPhone X’s face scanner can do 5 things to win us over

Apple’s new method for unlocking the iPhone X, called Face ID, certainly raised some eyebrows. Is it secure? Is it necessary? And is really going to be as convenient as unlocking the phone with your fingerprint? Could it even be better? Convenience is perhaps the stickiest sticking point of all: Apple’s Touch ID fingerprint reader is already able to quickly …

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Jony Ive on Jobs, creativity and why old cellphones sucked

A central, driving force for Jony Ive and Apple’s team to create the iPhone was the pedestrian lousiness of cellphones 10 years ago. “When we worked on the iPhone, certainly a significant part of our motivation was the loathing we had for the phones that we were using,” Ive, Apple’s chief design officer, said during a rare public interview at …

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