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Three years after its last update, would you still be interested in a refreshed Mac mini? [Poll]

1 hour 39 min ago

It’s officially been three years to the day that Apple last updated its Mac mini. It was all the way back on October 16th, 2014 that Phil Schiller announced the last changes to Apple’s most affordable Mac tier, and since then it’s been nothing short of radio silence.

Despite the long wait, would you still be interested in a refreshed Mac mini?

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Categories: Misc

What’s new in iOS 11.1 beta 3? Hands-on with changes and features [Video]

3 hours 37 min ago

Apple ushered in the third iOS 11.1 beta earlier today, and we’ve taken some time to discuss some of the new features and changes found in this latest developer beta release. Watch our video walkthrough for a brief look at a few of the noticeable differences between iOS 11.1 beta 2 and iOS 11.1 beta 3. more…

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Apple responds to US Senate request for more details about Face ID security

3 hours 44 min ago

Immediately after Apple unveiled Face ID last month, United States Senator Al Franken sent a letter to Tim Cook raising some concerns about security and privacy. A month later, and after publicly publishing a security white paper answering many of the questions, Apple has responded to Franken…

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Report: Apple entered deep acquisition talks w/ health clinic startup as it mulls entry into primary care

4 hours 30 min ago

Top image: Conan pokes fun at congressman’s iPhone/healthcare argument with mock ‘Apple Healthcare’ ad

According to a new report from CNBC, Apple entered “deep” talks with Crossover Health about an acquisition. The move comes as Apple continues its push into healthcare and Crossover Health is a startup that provides on-site medical care to a number of employers.

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New survey shows CarPlay support becoming a ‘must have’ for many iPhone users

5 hours 19 min ago

Since its release three years ago, CarPlay has been gradually expanding with more car manufacturers signing on to support the feature every year. Now, a new report from Strategy Analytics offers a bit more information on consumer interest in CarPlay…

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Apple Watch credited with helping detect lung blood clot that otherwise ‘would have been fatal’

6 hours 7 min ago

Apple has long marketed the Apple Watch as a health device and today we’re seeing yet another instance of the device being put to good use. 28-year-old Apple Watch user James Green tweeted over the weekend that the “stupid lil wrist computer” saved his life.

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Sylvania adds hub-less HomeKit LED Flex Strip and Soft White bulb to its Smart+ lineup

7 hours 46 min ago

Sylvania has added two more products to its new hub-less Smart+ lineup, the LED Flex Strip along with an A19 LED Soft White bulb. The company has also announced that a smart plug will be available soon.

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Report: T-Mobile and Sprint won’t sell off assets ahead of merger expected this month

10 hours 31 min ago

News today about the upcoming merger of T-Mobile and Sprint suggests that the two wireless providers won’t be selling any of their assets ahead of an announcement that could come as early as later this month.

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Apple releases third iOS 11.1, watchOS 4.1, and tvOS 11.1 betas [U]

10 hours 43 min ago

Update: Public betas for iOS and tvOS also now available.

Apple has released the third iOS 11.1 beta for iPhone and iPad. iOS 11.1 beta includes the return of 3D Touch gestures for multitasking as well as hundreds of new emoji characters including “Woman with Headscarf, Bearded Person, Breastfeeding, Zombie” and plenty more. Apple has also released the third beta versions of watchOS 4.1 beta with Apple Music and Radio streaming as well as tvOS 11.1 beta.

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9to5Toys Last Call: SanDisk Amazon Gold Box, Anker iPhone Accessories from $5, iPad mini 4 $285, more

11 hours 25 min ago

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Apple hit with $439.7M in damages over VirnetX patent case after court denies all motions [U]

12 hours 46 min ago

Update: Apple says it will appeal.

We may have finally reached the finale in Apple’s years-long patent case with VirnetX. The firm announced on Monday that it was awarded $439.7 million in its case against Apple over patents it claims Apple used for iMessage and FaceTime.

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iPhone 7 is outselling the iPhone 8, claims analyst, citing carrier store surveys

13 hours 13 min ago

Surveys of sales through carrier stores suggest that last year’s iPhone 7/Plus is outselling the new iPhone 8/Plus in the U.S. and UK. The claim is made by KeyBanc Capital Markets analyst John Vinh in a client note.

iPhone 8 sales will be limited by those waiting instead for the iPhone X, but KeyBanc says that two other factors are at play …

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IDC predicts Huawei will knock Apple into third place this year or next as it launches Mate 10

13 hours 39 min ago

IDC has predicted that Chinese brand Huawei will overtake Apple in global market share either this year or next.

Huawei is already nipping at Apple’s heels, with an 11.3% share against Apple’s 12% – and IDC believes that a new AI chipset could boost sales of the Chinese brand enough to take the iPhone maker’s current second place in the rankings …

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Eddy Cue promises India Apple Pay, teases ‘future stuff that we haven’t talked about’ in TV

14 hours 11 min ago

India-based business newspaper Mint has published a new interview with Apple SVP Eddy Cue where he talked about Apple’s plans for the country including mobile payments, original content, and more. Cue stopped short of giving a launch date, but detailed that Apple Pay was on the roadmap for India…

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Microsoft revamping Outlook for Mac to look more like iOS version

14 hours 28 min ago

Microsoft is working on a major redesign of both Outlook for Mac and its Windows counterpart. The aim is to simplify the user-interface, bringing it more into line with the iOS app. The iOS app was redesigned back in July.

Key changes are a single-line ribbon and a smaller set of default commands shown …

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Hands-on: Apple’s newest Lightning Dock looks great with the Gold iPhone 8 [Video]

14 hours 40 min ago

Apple’s Lightning Dock is a handy iPhone accessory in a post headphone jack world. The Lightning Dock, which incorporates its own 3.5mm port, is designed to allow you to charge your iPhone and listen to music via headphones simultaneously.

The latest-generation Lightning Dock is a not a new product, but the new gold color option is. Supplanting the previous yellow gold and rose gold colors, the updated metallic hue is specifically matched against the refined gold color of the iPhone 8. Watch our brief hands-on video to see how the new color looks. more…

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Latest Apple Park drone video shows sports courts being built, paths being paved, more trees

14 hours 58 min ago

The latest 4K drone footage of Apple Park from Matthew Roberts shows some more finishing touches being carried out following completion of the main construction tasks.

We can see sports courts being built, adding to the on-site gym facilities already in place, along with paths being paved and more trees being added …

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Apple Maps now offers public transit directions for Ireland

15 hours 29 min ago

In the latest update to Apple Maps, public transit directions have been added for Ireland. Steve Troughton-Smith wryly commented that the update had arrived just in time for the weather to shut down public transport in the country …

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Foxconn ships first iPhone X models out of China, but only 46,500 phones – Chinese report

15 hours 59 min ago

The first batch of iPhone X units have finally been shipped out of China, according to local site Xinhuanet.

They are said to be destined for two different countries, with a combined shipment of just 46,500 phones. This is (fairly obviously) reported to be a much smaller batch than that for previous models …

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Wi-Fi WPA2 security cracked: Android & Linux most vulnerable, but iOS and macOS too [U]

16 hours 48 min ago

Update: Apple says the security vulnerability has been fixed in the beta versions of the next software updates to iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS. These releases are expected this month (based on Apple Watch scheduled to gain Apple Music streaming in watchOS 4.1 in October.)

WPA2 – the encryption standard that secures all modern wifi networks – has been cracked. An attacker could now read all information passing over any wifi network secured by WPA2, which is most routers, both public and private.

Android and Linux are particularly vulnerable, being described as ‘trivial’ to attack, but all other platforms are vulnerable too, including iOS and macOS …

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