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KGI: LTE Apple Watch likely using eSIM, no phone callingor Android support expected

Reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities has an update to the recent LTE Apple Watch report that includes a few details about what to expect. Kuo expects cellular models of the Apple Watch will use an eSIM and not a physical SIM card as a space-saving measure, and the cellular connection may only be used for data transfer and not phone call features. more

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KGI: LTE Apple Watch likely using eSIM, no phone calling support expected

Reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities has an update to the recent LTE Apple Watch report that includes a few details about what to expect. Kuo expects cellular models of the Apple Watch will use an eSIM and not a physical SIM card as a space-saving measure, and the cellular connection may only be used for data transfer and not phone call features. more

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9to5Toys Lunch Break: Apple Watch Series 1/2 70 off, Philips Hue Dimmer Kit 28, Logitech Wireless Keyboard 18, 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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iFixit selling Fix Kits for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus batteries, screens, and small parts

iFixit has launched a new range of Fix Kits for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus for affordable do-it-yourself repairs at home. Specialized kits include parts and tools for screen swaps, batteries replacements, and more so you can avoid expensive repair costs. more

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Having a trustworthy VPN on your side is important, grab a two-year subscription for 47

There are a number of reasons to consider signing up for a VPN service including added protection for your data and access to geo-blocked content. Not to mention some of the things happening legislatively in our country that are potential causes for concern. We‘ve partnered with Private Internet Access,one of the best providers around, to offer a two-year subscription for47(Orig. 166) with coupon code 9TO5VPNat 9to5Toys Specials. Here&lsquo

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Having a trustworthy VPN on your side is important, grab a two-year subscription for 48

There are a number of reasons to consider signing up for a VPN service including added protection for your data and access to geo-blocked content. Not to mention some of the things happening legislatively in our country that are potential causes for concern. We‘ve partnered with Private Internet Access,one of the best providers around, to offer a two-year subscription for48(Orig. 166) with coupon code PIA20at 9to5Toys Specials. Here‘s

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iDevices launches HomeKit-enabled Dimmer Switch to upgrade your existing lights

iDevices is expanding its HomeKit lineup with the launch of its new 99 Wi-Fi Enabled Dimmer Switchwhich works without a hub. iDevices first showed off the new smart lighting solution back in January at CES. Dimmer Switch replaces traditional wall light switches to add smart home features to traditional lights. more

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Three Apple suppliers hit by Taiwanese power outage, but iPhone production on-track

Three Apple suppliers in Taiwan say that production was hit by a widespread power failure across many parts of the country. One of the companies, which assembles and tests radio and Touch ID chips for the iPhone, says that the outage did have a significant impact on production more

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Having a trustworthy VPN on your side is important, grab a two-year subscription for 50

There are a number of reasons to consider signing up for a VPN service including added protection for your data and access to geo-blocked content. Not to mention some of the things happening legislatively in our country that are potential causes for concern. We‘ve partnered with Private Internet Access,one of the best providers around, to offer a two-year subscription for50(Orig. 166) with coupon code9TO5VPNat 9to5Toys Specials. Here‘

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Opinion: Are subscription-based apps the future, or will they implode?

The decision of the popular writing app Ulyssesto switch from a one-off purchase to a monthly or annual subscription has attracted a great deal of criticism. Here‘s a sprinkling of views from the comments. Subscribe to a text editor? I‘m out. I bought this on iOS last week. As far as I‘m concerned, that was a total waste of money now they‘re moving to this subscription model. This rent your software crap needs to stop, and

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ESPN for Apple TV can now live stream four games simultaneously

ESPN is launching a new version of its Apple TV app that lets viewers watch up to four live streams simultaneously. The new MultiCast feature is designed for following multiple games at the same time so you don‘t miss key plays or have to flip between streams to see a score. more

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Apple & other tech companies ask U.S. Supreme Court to apply 4th Amendment protection to location data

Apple has joined with Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Verizon and others in asking the U.S. Supreme Court to rule that 4th Amendment protections apply to cellphone location data. This would mean that location data could not be accessed without a warrant or court order. The issue is before the Supreme Court as a result of a 2011 conviction more

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Crazy rumor time: blurry images claim to show a ‘60-inch OLED Apple television‘

Four photos have been posted to Chinese social media site Weibo claiming to show an OLED Apple television‘ of around 60 inches. There are, however, just a few problems with this claim more

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Apple to spend 1bn on original content and produce up to 10 new shows over the next year, according to report

Apple appears to be taking original content production very seriously. Building on significant talent hires, the Wall Street Journal writes Apple has readied a 1 billion budget to procure and produce‘ content over the next year. The report says the sum is about half what HBO spent on production last year. Apple could launch up to ten new shows, with Apple SVP Eddy Cue said to have ambitions to offer shows that rival Game of Thrones. more

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Apple reportedly ready to spend 1bn on original content over the next year, up to 10 new shows

Apple appears to be taking original content production very seriously. Building on significant talent hires, the Wall Street Journal writes Apple has readied a 1 billion budget to procure and produce‘ content over the next year. The report says the sum is about half what HBO spent on production last year. Apple could launch up to ten new shows, with Apple SVP Eddy Cue said to have ambitions to offer shows that rival Game of Thrones. more

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As high quality 4K video goes mainstream, Apple‘s HEVC will help keep file sizes at bay

Upcoming support of the HEVC (High Efficiency Video Coding ) codec in macOS Sierra and iOS 11 will help to improve file efficiency of high quality video files. With an added emphasis on high quality 4K content in upcoming Apple hardware and software, the deployment of such technology is occurring at an ideal time. more

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Apple hires former WGN America president for its growing worldwide video team

As it continues to expand its video efforts, Apple has hired the former president and general manager of WGN America and Tribune Studios, Matt Cherniss. According to a report from Variety, Cherniss will oversee development at Apple‘s growing worldwide video unit. more

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Facebook announces News Feed interface changes, new features for Camera

Facebook today has announced a host of updates for both mobile and desktop users. Most notably, the company is making changes to how users go about navigating the News Feed on desktop and mobile, while the Camera functionality is also gaining a handful of new features. more

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