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Apple is years ahead of Android competitors with the iPhone X, says analyst

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DribbleUp’s ‘smart’ soccer ball helps you train with an app

We live in a time when even the most conventional things around us, like balls to play sports, are becoming smart in some way. Over the past few years, brands such as Adidas and Wilson have introduced sensor-laden balls designed to track performance…

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Every iPhone X sold will bring Samsung a big payday

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Apple has an iPhone payment plan for people who hate wireless carriers

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Anyone who decides to buy the latest iPhone face the same dilemma: Do I buy from Apple or from my wireless carrier?

Buying directly from Apple typically means either a big one-time payment or joining the company’s iPhone Upgrade Program. That program, introduced in 2015 alongside the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus, splits the cost of your phone into 24 interest-free monthly installments, allows you to trade in the phone after the first 12 payments for the latest model, and includes AppleCare+ insurance.

It’s that last bit that elevates the cost of the program above most carrier payment plans. Carriers offer their own insurance, of course (at varying prices), but some people may want to buy their phone from Apple, just without the added $129 cost of AppleCare+. Read more…

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The $1,000,000 text message that remotely hacks your iPhone

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iPhone’s can, in fact, be compromised remotely. Cybersecurity expert Ondrej Krehel explains how powerful zero-day exploits like this are rare and difficult to create, but can also be extremely lucrative. Read more…

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Apple releases kernel source code tuned for mobile chips

Ever since the first version of OS X, Apple has regularly released the kernel source code for Macs. In theory, you could learn from it or even build your own projects from it. For iOS, though? Not so simple. Even if you had source code, it wouldn't m…

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FBI won’t be forced to reveal San Bernardino iPhone hacking tool

The Associated Press, USA Today and Vice News have failed in their attempt to reveal the hacking tool the FBI used to access San Bernardino terrorist Syed Farook's iPhone. Judge Tanya Chutkan denied their request in a summary judgment ruling issued…

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Apple open-sourced the kernel of iOS and macOS for ARM processors

 Apple has always shared the kernel of macOS after each major release. This kernel also runs on iOS devices as both macOS and iOS are built on the same foundation. This year, Apple also shared the most recent version of the kernel on GitHub. And you can also find ARM versions of the kernel for the first time.
But first, it’s time for some computer history. The first version of macOS… Read More

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Apple Watch Series 3 review: A good watch, a so-so phone replacement

With each generation, the Apple Watch's purpose has seemed to shift. The first one demonstrated what Apple thought a wearable should be, and the second tried to be the perfect workout companion. When it came time to build the Series 3, though, Apple…

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Apple acquires AI tech that seeks to understand your photos

At WWDC this year, Apple announced that iOS11 would have a new and improved Photos app, thanks in part to machine learning and AI. Apparently some of the advancements in this technology could be due to the acquisition of Regaind, a French startup tha…