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9to5Rewards: Blast Motion‘s iPhone-connected sports sensors improve your game [Giveaway]

This week we‘re partnering with Blast Motion to giveaway one of its popular iPhone-connected baseball, golf, or athletic performance accessories. Head below to find out how you could win. more

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Apple releases fourth iOS 11.1 and watchOS 4.1 betas

Four days after releasing the third beta version, Apple has released the fourth iOS 11.1 beta for iPhone and iPad. iOS 11.1 beta includes thereturn of 3D Touch gestures for multitasking as well as hundreds of new emoji characters including Woman with Headscarf, Bearded Person, Breastfeeding, Zombie and plenty more. Apple has also released the fourth beta versions of watchOS 4.1 beta with Apple Music and Radio streaming. more

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Apple releases fourth iOS 11.1, watchOS 4.1, and tvOS 11.1 betas

Four days after releasing the third beta version, Apple has released the fourth iOS 11.1 beta for iPhone and iPad. iOS 11.1 beta includes thereturn of 3D Touch gestures for multitasking as well as hundreds of new emoji characters including Woman with Headscarf, Bearded Person, Breastfeeding, Zombie and plenty more. Apple has also released the fourth beta versions of watchOS 4.1 beta with Apple Music and Radio streaming as well as tvOS 11.1 beta.

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Angela Ahrendts talks iPhone X launch, Amazon competition, and more [Video]

Apple retail chiefAngela Ahrendts doesn‘t want you to buy an iPhone X if it‘s not for you, as long as you‘re buying any other iPhone that is. In a new video interview held at Apple‘s new Michigan Avenue flagship store in Chicago,Ahrendts discussed Apple‘s retail strategy of not up-selling all customers to the iPhone X when it hits stores in two weeks. more

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Report: Apple COO meeting with Foxconn chairman to talk iPhone X production issues

Jeff Williams, Apple‘s COO will reportedly visit TSMC this month for the suppliers 30th anniversary. While Williams is traveling, he is also expected to discuss iPhone X production issues with Foxconn chairman Terry Gou. more

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9to5Toys Lunch Break: 9.7-inch iPad Pro LTE 302 (refurb), Logitech Circle 120, eero Mesh Wi-Fi System 300, more

Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web bysigning up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on:Twitter,RSS Feed,Facebook,Google+andSafari push notifications. more

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Hands-on: Nomad case options for iPhone 8 Plus [Video]

With each new iPhone release you can always be sure that the Leather-centric folks over at Nomad are soon to follow with updated case options. Nomad sent over several new cases for the iPhone X and the iPhone 8 Plus, but since the X isn‘t yet in hand, this post and video will focus on the iPhone 8 Plus. more

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Opinion: iPhone 8 sales probably are low, as iPhone X sales are going to be huge

The 64,000 question of the moment seems to be: How well (or badly) is the iPhone 8 selling? We‘ve been hearing conflicting answers. A KGI report stated that the iPhone 8 Plus, at least, was selling better than expected. Foxconn financials also seemed to support that idea. But there have been more negative reports than positive ones. ATT said that it had seen almost 1M fewer upgrades this year. A carrier store survey suggested more people we

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Ahead of Apple Pay Cash, PayPal & Facebook team up for peer-to-peer payments in Messenger

Ahead of the impending launch of Apple Pay Cash in Messages, Facebook and PayPal today announced a new partnership that allows users to send money to each other via Messenger. Today‘s announcement is an extension of a partnership between the two companies that began last year. more

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Canada‘s largest mobile network says iPhone 8 sales ‘anemic,‘ Verizon says as expected

The CEO ofRogers Communication, Canada‘s largest mobile network, has described iPhone 8 sales as anemic,‘ while Verizon‘s CFO took the view that what we‘re seeing is probably nothing to worry about. An analyst has pitched in on the side of Verizon, suggesting that the 2.37% fall in AAPL‘s share price yesterday was a knee-jerk response which is unlikely to be justified more

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App developer who‘s been using Animoji name since 2014 sues Apple for trademark infringement

An iOS app developer who‘s been using the name Animoji‘ since 2014, and registered it as a U.S. trademark the same year, is suing Apple for trademark infringement. Apple last month announced Animoji as a headline feature of the iPhone X. He claims that Apple was aware of his trademark both because his app has been in the iOS app store since 2014 and, he alleges, because the company tried to buy the name more

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KGI: About 3 million iPhone X units will be available for launch, production improving in November

A morning report from KGI reiterates production issues we‘ve been hearing about the iPhone X, indicating that only 2-3 million units will be shipped for sale before the launch on November 3rd (preorders open a week from today). KGI points to supply shortages for several components including circuit boards for the iPhone X antenna and wide angle camera, and the depth-sensing Infrared dot projector. more

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Adobe‘s Project Scribbler uses AI to colorize any black and white photo in seconds

Adobe‘s research team previewed emerging technology today at Adobe MAX 2017 that may one day make the tedious, but increasingly popular work of colorizing black and white photos obsolete. Project Scribbler is a new initiative powered by Adobe Sensei that can interpret any black and white sketch or photo and accurately apply realistic coloring to it. more

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Ted Cruz & Patrick Leahy slam Tim Cook for removing VPN apps from Chinese App Store

Earlier this year, Apple was forced to remove several VPN apps from the App Store in China due to regulatory reasons. At the time, Tim Cook explained that he would rather not remove them, but was forced to comply. Now, United States Senators Ted Cruz and Patrick Leahy are pressing Apple for more information more

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Major Lazer documentary ‘Give Me Future‘ coming exclusively to Apple Music next month

As it continues to expand original content efforts, Apple Music has secured the rights to an upcoming documentary about electronic music trio Major Lazer. The film depicts the process of organizing the first Cuban-American concert in Havana and is entitled Give Me Future. more

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Report: Sprint and T-Mobile merger announcement likely delayed until next month

It was reported last month that Sprint and T-Mobile were close to coming to a tentative agreement for a merger, but now the two companies are looking at a delay. While Sprint and T-Mobile had hoped to announce a deal during earnings calls at the end of the month, Bloomberg reports that the deal is likely delayed more

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Apple‘s Angela Ahrendts and Jony Ive tease new Chicago retail store ahead of tomorrow‘s opening

Apple tomorrow will open its latest flagship retail location in Chicago. The Michigan Avenue store features a gorgeous design that resembles a MacBook Air from the top, and Apple this week offered the first preview of the store as well as commentary from retail head Angela Ahrendts and designer Jony Ive more

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Facebook rolling out in-app purchases & ads to Instant Games in Messenger

Facebook is ramping up its efforts to attract developers and therefore users to its Instant Games‘ feature in Messenger. The company today announced that developers can now add in-app purchases and advertisements to Instant Games, a move that the company hopes will make Messenger a more attractive platform more

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iPhone 8 production cut in half, claims supply chain source; AAPL shares drop 2.37%

A supply-chain source in Taiwan claims that Apple has reduced orders for both the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus by around 50% for November and December. AAPL stock dropped by 1.5% in pre-market trading in response, and was done 2.37% by the end of the day more

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9to5Toys Last Call: 100 iTunes Gift Card for 85, iPhone iOttie Car Mount 13, Amazon Tap 60, more

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Ulysses and Chrome updated with Drag and Drop, other iOS 11 enhancements

A month after the public release of iOS 11, apps continue to be updated with support for the new features in Apple‘s latest operating system. Today, popular writing app Ulysses and Google Chrome were both updated with support for new iOS 11 functionality more

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Tim Cook says Apple plans to keep Mac mini in the lineup, stops short of promising update

It‘s been three years since the last Mac mini hardware refresh so there‘s been growing concern from fans of the standalone computer over its fate in the lineup. A new email response apparently from Apple CEO Tim Cook to a customer asking about the Mac mini‘s future does little to ease that concern too. more

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Tim Cook says Apple plans to keep Mac mini in the lineup, but stops short of teasing new hardware

It‘s been three years since the last Mac mini hardware refresh so there‘s been growing concern from fans of the standalone computer over its fate in the lineup. A new email response apparently from Apple CEO Tim Cook to a customer asking about the Mac mini‘s future does little to ease that concern too. more

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Report: Apple blocking Facebook‘s Instant Articles paywall tool on iOS over subscription revenue disagreement

Facebook is introducing a new way for publishers to monetize content using its Instant Articles format, but the feature won‘t be coming to iOS anytime soon according to Recode. That‘s because the service will require a paid subscription, and Apple wants its usual cut for revenue generated through the App Store. more

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