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Asian report says iPhone 8 face recognition system will work in ‘millionths of a second‘

A Korean report on the Samsung-made OLED display for the iPhone 8 claims that the speed of the facial-recognition system used in the device will be measured in millionths of a second.‘ All the latest reports are pointing to Apple abandoning TouchID in the new flagship phone, replacing it with face recognition for both unlock and Apple Pay authorization. Though concerns have been expressed about this, it appears that Apple may have successfu

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Barclays bank now lets customers make payments via Siri

If you have a Barclays bank account, you can now make payments simply by instructing Siri to do it. The feature, added to the latest version of the company‘s iOS app, uses theSiri integration for payment apps Apple introduced with iOS 10. PayPal took advantage of this last November, but banks have been slow to do so more

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iPhone 8 display assembly, flex cables and more pictured in latest component leak

iPhone 8 parts continue to appear on Chinese social media as the official unveiling September Apple event draws closer. Whilst a timeframe has yet to leak out, historical patterns point to September 6th as a likely date. In this latest leaks (via Slashleaks), various purported components for the iPhone 8 are on show, including the flex cables for power transfer, part of the internal components for the Lightning cable and the display assembly (wit

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iTunes U Collections will move to Apple Podcasts next month

Apple‘s iTunes U Collections will move to Apple Podcasts next month with the release of iTunes 12.7. As the company removes iTunes U from the macOS/PC iTunes app, Apple is encouraging users to access and utilize the content from the iOS or Apple TV app. more

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Apple now accepting donations for Southern Poverty Law Center through iTunes

As Tim Cook mentioned in an email last week to employees, Apple has taken another step to promote equality and justice after the Charlottesville tragedy as it has teamed up with the Southern Poverty Law Center to accept donations through iTunes this morning. more

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Apple looks for exceptional engineer with a secret job posting

A hidden Apple website that hosts a job description and invitation to apply for an important position has recently been discovered. The posting describes a role that should be filled by a talented engineer who will develop a critical infrastructure component for the company‘s ecosystem. more

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This week‘s top stories: iPhone 8 design teases, Apple shares six iOS 11 videos, new betas, Apple Watch 3 updates, & more

In this week‘s top stories:Apple releases iOS 11 beta 6 and we break down what all is new, McDonald‘s teases an iPhone 8 design, we see a new iPhone 8 Home Bar‘ and dark mode concept, Apple shares six new iOS 11 videos, Apple Watch Series 3 updates, and more. more

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9to5Toys Last Call: 27-inch 5K iMac 1,399, HP AirPrint Inkjet 40, HDTV 50-mile Antenna 24, 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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Some official Apple accessory colors seemingly being quietly discontinued [U]

Update: A source tells us that the former explanation applies Apple is rotating out less popular colors. It appears that Apple is quietly discontinuing some color options for its own iPhone cases and other official accessories around the world. Japanese siteMacotakara noticed a whole range of options have disappeared from both Japanese retail stores and the local online store. For example, in silicone cases for the iPhone 7, Pebble and Stone are

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Happy Hour Podcast 133 | LTE Apple Watch doubts, controversial iOS 11 icons and Apple‘s TV ambitions

This week Benjamin and Jeff the latest Apple Watch 3 rumors including LTE and cellular calling, the new iOS 11 beta 6 and what has changed, Apple‘s billion dollar TV show buying budget, and Jeff‘s Nintendo Switch video review. 9to5Mac‘s Happy Hour podcast is available for download on iTunes and Apple‘s Podcasts app, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. more

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9to5Rewards: Clockwork Synergy‘s new Perlon and NATO Apple Watch Bands [Giveaway]

This week we‘re partnering with Clockwork Synergy for a giveaway of some of its latest Apple Watch bands. Head below to learn how you can win a new strap for yourself. more

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iOS 11 ‘cop button‘ also helps users w/ Medical ID protect their data if unconscious

iOS 11 beta 6 (released earlier this week) includes a new feature to quickly disable Touch ID from the lock screen. Tapping the lock button five times to access the SOS screen or opening a Medical ID will cause the iPhone or iPad to temporarily reject all Touch ID attempts, requiring a passcode to unlock. We have confirmed with sources that this behavior is intentional rather than a bug, as well as some explanation as to why it was added. Whilst

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NBD, just a liquid cooled, Ryzen-powered Hackintosh inside a cheesegrater Power Mac G5 case [Video]

When you think of Hackintosh build, you may generally think of an Intel-powered rig in a big and bulky PC enclosure. That‘s not the case for friend of the site Dom Esposito‘s build, which took over a month to put together. His Ryzen-powered Hackintosh is neatly nestled inside of a custom Power Mac G5 case, providing a unique take on a Hackintosh build both on the inside and outside. more

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A Ryzen-powered Hackintosh inside a custom Power Mac G5 case [Video]

When you think of Hackintosh build, you may generally think of an Intel-powered rig in a big and bulky PC enclosure. That‘s not the case for friend of the site Dom Esposito‘s build, which took over a month to put together. His Ryzen-powered Hackintosh is neatly nestled inside of a custom Power Mac G5 case, providing a unique take on a Hackintosh build both on the inside and outside. more

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F1 2017 arrives Aug 25 for Mac, check out the new gameplay trailer [Video]

It is always good news when the macOS port of a AAA game releases day and date with the console and PC versions. Feral Interactive is no stranger to having done so as one of the most well known developers for porting games over to the Mac. Today we get news that the latest entry in the F1 series will be releasing on August 25th for Mac, the same day as the PC and console release. more

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Report: Apple & Comcast in talks w/ studios for 30 to 50 movie rentals weeks after theater release

Apple is in talks with major movie studios alongside Comcast for a service that would make digital movie rentals available for new releases just weeks after hitting theatres, according to a new report from Bloomberg detailing the negotiations. more

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9to5Toys Lunch Break: 27-inch 5K iMac 1,399, HP AirPrint Inkjet 40, HDTV 50-mile Antenna 24, more

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Review: Mophie Powerstation & Anker PowerCore+ USB-C battery packs for MacBook & MacBook Pro

As soon as Apple launched the 12-inch MacBook in early 2015 with a USB-C power port instead of MagSafe, it seemed to me the writing was on the wall. I predicted then that Apple would do the same for the MacBook Pro. I was sad to see it go. It was a fantastic feature that has saved numerous MacBook machines from an untimely death as someone snagged their power cables. But USB-C does, of course, offer some compensating benefits. The ability to choo

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Some official Apple accessory colors seemingly being quietly discontinued in run-up to new models

It appears that Apple is quietly discontinuing some color options for its own iPhone cases and other official accessories around the world. Japanese siteMacotakara noticed a whole range of options have disappeared from both Japanese retail stores and the local online store. For example, in silicone cases for the iPhone 7, Pebble and Stone are no more; in leather, Berry and Sapphire have disappeared more

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Foxconn‘s U.S. plant passes second vote; WSJ backtracks from iPhone display claims

The 3B tax subsidy package needed to persuade Foxconn to open a display plant in Wisconsin passed its second hurdle yesterday as theWisconsin state assembly voted to approve the deal. This follows a vote by the jobs economy committee earlier in the week more

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Apple Watch suppliers say shipments expected to reach 15m this year, 20m next

Companies in the Apple Watch supply chain say that orders continue to rise, with 4.5m shipments expected in the final quarter of the year. This would take total shipments for the year to 15m units. The same sources say that they expect this number to increase to 20m in 2018 more

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Apple expands office space beyond its yet to be filled Apple Park

While some employees have moved into Apple Park, work is still under way on the new campus. Despite Apple Park providing 2.8 million square feet of office space, Apple is continuing to expand its room for employees with construction underway in two new leased buildings in Santa Clara. more

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Apple releases six new videos covering iOS 11 iPad features

As we move closer to the public release of iOS 11, Apple tonight has shared a series of new how to‘ videos for iPad features that come along with the newest software. more

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Review: Samsung T5 external SSD a worthy, faster follow-up to the T3 [Video]

Samsung just released the follow-up to its T3 line of portable, external SSDs. Sticking with the same nomenclature of the previous T1 and T3 drives, Samsung‘s new T5 external SSDs include USB 3.1 Gen 2 support, making it the fastest T-series drive yet. With an included USB-C to USB-C cable, the T5 makes a great companion for recent MacBooks or MacBook Pros, or even the newest iMac models. If you edit videos, photos, or just need a small and

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