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Your iPhone has traveled the distance of the moon and back to reach you

The various parts in your iPhone have traveled a great distance to reach your pocket — combined, they’ve gone almost as far as a trip to the moon and back. That fancy Touch ID button on the front of your iPhone 6s, for example, inhabits a 12,000 mile footprint alone, what with the artificial sapphire […]

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Why I won’t ditch my iPhone SE to go back to a bigger handset

For the last year and a half I’ve been using the massive iPhone 6 Plus. I love its 5.5-inch screen for watching videos, checking my social media pages, and browsing the web. But after spending the last week with the diminutive, 4-inch iPhone SE, my thoughts on whether or not I need such a big […]

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White House won’t back bill forcing tech companies to break encryption

The White House is refusing to publicly support new draft legislation that would give judges the right to force tech companies like Apple to help law enforcement break encrypted data. The measure was put forward by Sens. Richard Burr and Dianne Feinstein, respectively the Republican chair and top Democrat of the Senate Intelligence Committee. Both […]

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Heartless Kanye has Apple Music fling behind Tidal’s back

Kanye West’s The Life of Pablo album has arrived on Apple Music — making something of a mockery of Mr. Kim Kardashian’s claim last month that the album would “never never never be on Apple.” We guess by “never” he meant “you’ll have to wait six more weeks.” My album will never never never be on […]

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How to Downgrade iOS 9.3 Back to iOS 9.2.1

While iOS 9.3 has several new features and is a notable improvement over prior iOS 9.x releases, some users may wish to downgrade iOS 9.3 back to iOS 9.2.1 for whatever reason. Downgrading to the prior release is possible for a limited time, so if you have any interest in doing this you’ll want to … Read More

50,000 users want Instagram to turn back time

An online petition asking Instagram to reverse its decision to get rid of chronological order in users’ feeds has gathered almost 50,000 signatures in a day. The request emerged after the photo-sharing platform announced yesterday that it intends to switch to algorithm-based ordering “based on the likelihood you’ll be interested in the content, your relationship […]

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Star Wars is back: The Force Awakens is as awesome as you hoped it would be

If we ignore the prequels (and, heck, who doesn’t), there hasn’t been a solid Star Wars film in 32 years. That’s all about to change if film critics reviewing the new film in the franchise, The Force Awakens, are right. The first reviews are in and boy, are they positive. While a few reviewers point […]

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Trump’s dream: Bring Apple manufacturing back to U.S.

Donald Trump has said that his “real dream” is for Apple, along with other U.S. companies, to bring their manufacturing back to the United States. Trump made the comments during an interview to promote his new book, Crippled America. “We think of Apple as an American company,” Trump said. “But they make their product in […]

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One of the most iconic game controllers is back and better than ever [Deals]

For gamers of a certain age, there are few things as familiar and full of memories as the look and feel of the Super Nintendo controller. Those golden days of gaming are 30 years in the past, but they’re not gone. In fact, they’re still here and better than ever with 8Bitdo’s SNES30 Bluetooth Game […]

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Apple may be cutting back on iPhone 6s orders

Despite the iPhone 6s’ record-shattering 13 million unit sales in its first three days, reports coming out of Apple’s supply chain suggest that manufacturer Pegatron has stopped operating several of its iPhone 6s production lines in Shanghai — and may even be laying off some employees who were hired to work on the handset. While this has the distinct feel of […]

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