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Popular messaging app blocked in Iran after creator refuses to turn spy

The maker of Telegram, a popular messaging app, has had his creation blocked in Iran on the grounds that he refused to help authorities to spy on their own citizens. Creator Pavel Durov said that Iran’s Ministry of Information and Communications Technology asked him to provide them with “spying and censorship tools” for the service. […]

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Got wood? You will after checking out this Macintosh replica

Love Hultén has created a beautiful replica of the original 128k Macintosh made almost entirely out of American walnut. Known for his craftsmanship in building replicas and concepts of gaming consoles among other gadgets, Hultén has taken that love and applied it to one of Apple’s most beloved products to date. He calls it the Golden Apple. What’s […]

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iPad Pro one step closer after securing FCC approval

Apple’s super-sized iPad Pro is one step closer to going on sale after securing the approval of the Federal Communications Commission. Both the Wi-Fi and LTE-equipped options were given the green light this week. The FCC’s listing confirms the iPad Pro, which has the “A1652” model number, will have Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, and Cat.4 LTE connectivity, […]

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Tim Cook offers fan an internship after Apple Watch saved his life

The teen who had his life saved thanks to his Apple Watch heart monitor has received a brand new iPhone 6s and — more importantly — an internship with Apple next summer. 17-year-old football player Paul Houle says he was recovering from his recent medical emergency when he received a very special call from Cupertino. […]

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Apple cleans up the App Store after biggest security lapse in history

Apple is removing hundreds of apps from the App Store after discovering that they contain a malicious program called XcodeGhost. In the entire lifespan of the App Store, Apple has only previously found five malicious apps — making this easily the single biggest security lapse in App Store history. Apple has declined to say exactly […]

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Developer pulls ad-blocker after topping App Store

Developer Marco Arment pulled his iOS 9 content blocker from the App Store two days after launching it. He says it “just doesn’t feel good” to be profiting from his app Peace while taking money away from advertisers and publishers. He’s even offering refunds to anyone who already bought Peace expecting updates and support down the line, […]

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Apple may launch iPad Air 3 this year after all

The lack of an iPad Air 3 at last week’s Apple event was a surprise to some people, despite what we had heard along the way. According to a new set of rumors, however, Apple hasn’t forgotten about its third-generation iPad Air for the 2015/2016 product cycle and will, in fact, be launching just such a […]

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HopStop shuts down after Apple sucks the life out of it

It looks like HopStop is doing the walk of shame back from Apple’s apartment. The city transit mapping service is shutting down as of this October. Apple acquired HopStop in 2013 and seems to have used up just about all of the data it wants for its own Maps app, so the folks in Cupertino have […]

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Xiaomi’s MacBook ripoff could be a reality after all

Not content with competing with Apple in the smartphone and wearables category, noted ripoff artists Xiaomi are reportedly considering unveiling their very first notebook computer early in 2016. The notebook is reportedly planned for the first quarter of next year, and would be designed to compete directly with higher-end laptops like the MacBook Air and […]

Filters for iPhone up for new ownership shortly after launch

Not long after debuting to a pretty successful launch, Filters for iPhone is up for sale. Developer Mike Rundle explains that he has a full-time job plus children to feed and his little side project of love deserves more attention… Read more ›