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Apple’s management shake-up could make great gadgets even greater

Apple made some promotions and tweaked the responsibilities of some of its managers Thursday. Companies do it all the time without much notice or disruption to the goods and services they create. But this is Apple. Any change in the way it does business could ultimately change our experiences with its product. That is the […]

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Prisoners in the U.K. could be given iPads for education and communication

What’s the opposite of an iPad Pro? Presumably it would be an iPad con — and if a new scheme proposed by the U.K.’s Ministry of Justice comes to fruition, there could be a whole lot of them. The proposed project aims to give prisoners taxpayer-funded iPads so that they can video chat with their families, […]

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What Apple’s 3-D printer could look like: a Makerbot G4 Cube

Last week, a weird patent filing suggested Apple might be making a color 3-D printer. Now, the best Apple concept designer in the business, Martin Hajek, has come along and imagined it in a set of beautiful renderings. In Hajek’s renderings, the designer imagines the iPrinter, as he calls it, as looking something like a […]

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Futuristic straps could do way more than keep your Apple Watch on

Apple has a range of different Apple Watch straps available — but, aside from letting you pick the perfect strap to suit the rest of your attire, they all serve exactly the same function: keeping Apple’s debut wearable safely strapped to your wrist. That may change in future iterations of the Apple Watch, with a […]

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Apple could sell up to 6 million Watches over holiday season

Compared to the massive numbers of iPhones it unloads each year, Apple has “only” sold around 6-7 million Apple Watches since the device’s launch earlier this year. Granted, that’s still more than the entire rest of the smartwatch industry combined, but a new report suggests that Apple could be on course to sell almost the same quantity again […]

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Affordable 3D printer could be the first one you own

3D-printer maker Qubea is seeking funds on Kickstarter for what may be the first (relatively) cost-friendly device on the market. The Rever will cost $ 399 when it launches next year, but early backers can grab on at a discount. “As a leading developer of 3D printers, we have seen products like ours put to use […]

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Mini shock-absorbers could save your next iPhone from a nasty drop

Apple’s always on the lookout for ways to improve the resiliency of its devices. For this reason, the U.S. Patent and Trademarks Office today published a new patent application from the company — calling for retractable drop-proof bumpers to be built into future iPhone housing, capable of doubling as a flotation device in case your handset accidentally lands in […]

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Apple could sell an updated iPhone 5s with better internals

There have been plenty of reports about a possible new 4-inch iPhone in the works. A new report, however, claims that the device is essentially an “iPhone 5s Mark II,” and even runs through the supposed internal components of the handset. Best of all, it’s reportedly ready for production and can be shipped any time […]

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Future Siri could switch user profiles based on voice

As Apple rolls out Siri beyond the iPhone and into shared devices like the iPad and, most recently, Apple TV, Cupertino’s engineers have been working on a way of letting its voice activation technology pick up individual users, and offer them customized options based on their past preferences. Published today as the patent “User profiling […]

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iMessage could power Apple’s peer-to-peer payments system

Apple is considering using iMessage to make it easy for iOS to transfer users money to one another, according to a new report. Given iMessage’s high level of encryption and existing popularity among users (particularly millennials), it makes perfect sense that Apple would use the software — rather than developing a completely new app. It was reported […]

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