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Pokémon Go could finally get player battles this year

You will finally get the chance to battle against other trainers in Pokémon Go, developer Niantic has confirmed. The feature could be added into the game before the end of 2018. It will follow the

Apple Watch Series 3 gets its first jailbreak

Jailbreaking isn’t nearly as big news as it was in the early days of the iPhone. However, that doesn’t mean we’re not excited to hear about a new Apple device being given the jailbreak treatment.

‘iPhone 9’ leak hints at big camera improvements

You’ll miss out on a secondary rear-facing camera if you opt for the more affordable “iPhone 9” this fall, but the single sensor you will get could be Apple’s best yet. An apparent spy shot of the

Apple removes InfoWars and Alex Jones podcasts

Apple has removed the entire back catalog for five of far-right conspiracy theory website InfoWars’ six podcasts on iTunes and its Podcasts app. One of these shows is the daily “War Room” show hosted

Supertrampr, Patterning 2 and other amazing apps of the week

This week we go hitchhiking with Supertrampr, lay down some beats with Patterning 2, and create some invoices from our iPhones. Check it out. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Virus briefly halts production at iPhone chip-maker TSMC

A computer virus infected the fabrication tools and computers at TSMC’s factories that are likely producing Apple’s next-generation iPhone processors. The company is still cleaning the malware off its

Today in Apple history: Beginning of the end for clone Macs

August 5, 1997: Apple gets into a standoff with Power Computing, a maker of Macintosh clones. It marks the beginning of the end for Apple’s mid-’90s strategy of licensing the Mac operating system. “If

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Your Apple Watch deserves a Proper charger [Review]

Sadly, most Apple Watch charging stands look like utter crap. For a device beloved by Apple fans — some of the most design-savvy people on the planet — the Apple Watch accessories selection seems

Today in Apple history: Steve Jobs acknowledges MobileMe failure

August 4, 2008: Steve Jobs owns up to mistakes in launching MobileMe, spinning Apple’s bungled cloud service rollout as a learning opportunity. “It was a mistake to launch MobileMe at the same time as

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2018 iPad Pro could take another design cue from iPhone X

It’s looking increasingly likely that the new iPad Pro models coming this fall will look like super-size iPhone X devices. That means no Home button and a nearly-edge-to-edge display. Everyone has

This keyboard shortcut will revolutionize copy and paste on your Mac

Sick of pasting messy text into your pristine document? You should make Paste and Match Style the default option on your Mac. Here's how. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Dual-SIM iPhone could be just for China

Buried in the latest iOS 12 beta is evidence that Apple is going to release the first iPhone that can have two SIM cards installed at once. But most people won’t have the option to buy this device.

Samsung spills Galaxy Note 9 early in YouTube video

Samsung’s answer to the iPhone X is scheduled to arrive later this month, and thanks to one keen employee, we already know what it will look like. Samsung New Zealand posted the official Galaxy Note 9

New video gives best look yet at 2018 iPhones

Apple hasn’t kept a very tight lid on 2018 iPhone rumors. Information about them is leaking out all over. The latest is a video showing two of the three that are anticipated for a September release.

‘Snapchat dysmorphia’ fuels insane selfie surgery requests

Some Snapchat users are requesting to go under the knife to get a face that resembles their filtered selfies, according to a cosmetic surgeon who calls the new phenomena “Snapchat dysmorphia.” These

Blade Shadow puts a Windows 10 PC on your iPhone or iPad

Shadow, the service that puts streams a powerful Windows 10 PC to your iPhone, iPad, and Mac, is expanding across the U.S. You can use it to play games, run desktop applications, and lots more —

Instapaper kills its Apple Watch app

Instapaper has become the latest big service to ditch its Apple Watch app. The most recent Instapaper app update removes the Apple Watch component, and there are apparently no plans to bring it back.

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