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AT&T to offer prepaid iPhone 6s for under 350, with first month included

ATT is introducing a couple of new prepaid iPhone deals, sources tell us. It will be offering a 32GBiPhone 6s for 344.99, and an iPhone 6s Plus with the same storage for 444.99 more

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FCC blocks two cheapskate tactics Internet service providers wanted to use

TheFederal Communications Commission (FCC) has blocked two tactics Internet service providers had hoped to use to reduce the expense needed to meet their broadband service obligations more

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Apple begins hiring staff for upcoming retail location in Washington, D.C‘s historic Carnegie Library

Ahead of opening later this year, Apple has posted several job listings for various positions at their new retail location in the District of Columbia. Located inside the historic former Carnegie Library, the new store will be Apple‘s second in Washington D.C., and one of the company‘s largest historic restoration projects to date. more

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Apple‘s ‘Everyone Can Code‘ program rolls out to 70 more colleges & universities

Adoption of Apple‘s Everyone Can Code‘ curriculum, offered free of charge to schools and colleges, continues. The company today announced that 70 colleges and universities in Europe have opted to offer the program to their students more

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KGI lowers iPhone X sales estimates, reiterates 6.1-inch LCD iPhone coming in fall

A new report from KGI defies market consensus claiming that iPhone X shipments are not as strong as many believe. The analyst says that it believes Apple will ship around 18 million iPhone X units in the current quarter, significantly below estimates from other analysts. It primarily blames longer replacement cycles in China for the weaker demand for iPhone X. However, KGI reaffirms its predictions of a three tier 2018 iPhone lineup with a 6.1-in

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Review: Away Travel‘s USB-powered Carry-On luggage helped me survive CES

Traveling can disrupt even the best laid plans, and with today‘s connected lifestyles, the stress of an unexpected situation is only exacerbated if you‘re worrying about keeping your devices powered up. Combine that with the chaos and and spectacle that is the annual Consumer Electronics Show, and you‘ve got the perfect storm for a travel headache. Earlier this month, I spent 5 days in Las Vegas for CES 2018. With me came The Ca

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Review: Away Travel‘s Carry-On luggage helped me survive CES

Traveling can disrupt even the best laid plans, and with today‘s connected lifestyles, the stress of an unexpected situation is only exacerbated if you‘re worrying about keeping your devices powered up. Combine that with the chaos and and spectacle that is the annual Consumer Electronics Show, and you‘ve got the perfect storm for a travel headache. Earlier this month, I spent 5 days in Las Vegas for CES 2018. With me came The Ca

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‘Right to repair‘ legislation gaining steam amid Apple‘s iPhone battery replacement program

Amid Apple‘s ongoing battery repair program, iFixit today reports that ‘Right to Repair‘ legislation is gaining traction. The site explains that so far this year, 17 states have introduced bills that would reduce repair costs by opening up parts and tools to independent repair shops more

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009: Trump‘s Apple love, App Store rejections, and throttle toggles | 9to5Mac Daily

Today we‘ve got President Trump‘s reaction to Apple‘s 350 billion investment announcement, an app that claims to detect net neutrality violations being rejected, a fix coming for a new iMessage bug, and Tim Cook promising a toggle to stop performance throttling on iPhones with older batteries. 9to5Mac Daily is available on iTunes and Apple‘s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn,Google Play, orthrough ourdedicated RSS feedfor Ove

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Italian watchdog launches probe into Apple & Samsung over ‘consumer reports‘ of planned obsolescence

Joining several other parties in doing so, an anti-trust body in Italy today announced that it has opened a probe into Apple over allegations of planned obsolescence. Interestingly, the group is also investigating Samsung over similar claims more

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Apple overhauls App Store web interface with new iOS-like design

Apple today has rolled out a major redesign for the App Store web interface. The new redesign replaces the dated and clunky interface that previously housed the App Store on the web more

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9to5Toys Last Call: Apple Watch Series 2 289, LG 49 4K UHDTV 370, UE MEGABOOM 148, more

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Annoying bug in Facebook Messenger hitting some iOS users, company investigating [U]

Update: A silent update to the app now appears to have resolved the problem. Some users of the iOS version of the Facebook Messenger app are experiencing an annoying bug that only allows them to type a few words at a time more

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Snap increases layoffs amid slowing user growth & monetization struggles

According to a pair of new reports from Cheddar and The Information, Snap has recently laid off roughly two dozen employees. The layoffs come as the company looks to be more cost-effective amid stagnant user growth and revenue struggles more

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Microsoft Office for Mac updated w/ real-time collaboration, auto cloud saving, and more

Microsoft today announced a major update for Office 2016 for Mac. The update brings the app to version 16 and includes new features for Microsoft‘s entire suite of applications more

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Trump says Apple‘s 350B US investment biggest ever, thanked Tim Cook with a phone call

President Trump delivered a public speech in Pittsburgh today where he praised Apple for its plans to invest in the US economy. Trump says he personally called Tim Cook, who he calls a great guy, and thanked him for the investment in the country. more

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Do you think Tim Cook‘s statement on iPhone throttling was appropriate? [Poll]

In his first public statement on the matter, Apple CEO Tim Cook talked about the company‘s practice of throttling iPhone performance as batteries age in an interview with ABC last night. While he offered an apology, he also thinks consumers and the media weren‘t paying attention when the change first rolled out. more

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156: Apple‘s TV plans, iPhone X notch future, watchOS 5 ideas | 9to5Mac Happy Hour

This week Benjamin and Zac discuss Apple‘s effort to build a new TV service, the fate of the iPhone X notch and recent iPhone sales, CarPlay news out of the International Auto Show in Detroit, a beautiful watchOS 5 mockup, and HomePod predictions. 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple‘s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn,Google Play Music, orthrough ourdedicated RSS feedfor Overcast and other podcast players. more

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iPhone chipmaker TSMC says high-end smartphones sales will decline this year, looks to Bitcoin for growth

Apple‘s sole supplier of A-series processors for iPhones, TSMC, shared today that it expects premium smartphone shipments to decrease this year. Interestingly, the chip maker says that the cryptocurrency market is what will help keep its business growing. more

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Apple promises fix for chaiOS iMessage bug that crashes Messages next week

A few days ago we detailed a new iOS and macOS bug that crashes Messages when you receive a specific message. Described as the chaiOS bug, Apple now tells Buzzfeed that a fix is expected next week. more

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9to5Toys Lunch Break: Apple Watch Series 2 289, LG 49 4K UHDTV 370, UE MEGABOOM 148, more

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Xfinity Mobile lets customers bring existing iPhones to its pay per GB and unlimited plans

Xfinity Mobile is now letting prospective customers bring their current (compatible) iPhones to the wireless service. Launched last year, Xfinity Mobile uses Verizon‘s network and offers a pay per GB plan as well as a 45/month unlimited option. more

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Apple blocks iOS app that claims to detect net neutrality violations through data throttling

Apple has reportedly rejected an app that claims to detect net neutrality violations and study which carriers throttle major video services. Motherboard reports that researcherDavid Choffnes says his app Wehe was rejected by the App Store for apparently offering no benefit to the user, but the app‘s promise sounds rather straightforward more

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Hands-on: Ugreen‘s 20000mAh MFi Power Bank with built-in Lightning cable

We‘ve reviewed several Ugreen products in the past, but this is probably the most useful one that I‘ve seen thus far. It‘s a huge 20,000 mAh MFi Power Bank, which is capable of recharging your iPhone five times over. That in and of itself is nice, but the real benefit of this particular USB power pack is its built-in Lightning cable, which easily tucks away inside the unit for storage. more

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