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3D Touch app switcher shortcut will return to iOS 11, says Apple‘s Craig Federighi

A 3D Touch gesture used to launch the iOS app switcher -- removed in iOS 11 -- will return in a future software update, according to Apple‘s senior VP of Software Engineering, Craig Federighi.

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Toronto police ask iPhone users not to test iOS 11 security feature that dials 9-1-1

A new security feature in iOS 11 allows iPhone users to temporarily disable Touch ID logins and quickly call 9-1-1 -- but it has had unintended consequences in Toronto, where the police have asked residents to stop testing it out.

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OWC USB-C Travel Dock provides MacBook with HDMI, memory card, USB connectivity in a small package

Mac upgrade vendor OWC has launched another dock aimed at MacBook Pro users, with the OWC USB-C Travel Dock providing a number of extra USB connections, HDMI-out, and an SD card reader to notebooks in a compact and highly portable unit.

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How to ditch bad Wi-Fi info so Apple Watch Series 3 with cellular has better connectivity

The Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE has a bug related to how it decides to stay on shoddy Wi-Fi, or shift to LTE. This can be remedied somewhat by cleaning up your known networks and not connecting to the some bad Wi-Fi hotspots in the first place -- here‘s how to do it.

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Nearly 1700 Aldi grocery stores gain support for Apple Pay contactless payments

iPhone and Apple Watch users shopping at Aldi grocery stores can now check out with Apple Pay at nearly 1,700 locations across the U.S., marking a significant expansion for Apple‘s tap-to-pay service.

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Apple TV 4K won‘t play 4K YouTube videos because of missing Google codec

While the Apple TV 4K can play 4K videos from sources like iTunes and Netflix, that support is conspicuously missing from one of the most popular tvOS apps, YouTube.

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Inside iOS 11: Cover Sheet mimics lock screen, foretells swipe up to unlock for iPhone X

The launch of iOS 11 brings about a convergence of the iPhone‘s Notification Center and Lock Screen for a new feature called Cover Sheet. Presenting a user‘s notifications and other events, the feature also offers a glimpse at how the new home-button-free iPhone X will work when it debuts in November.

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LIFX smarbulbs gain long-delayed support for Apple‘s HomeKit

Several LIFX smartbulbs are now compatible with Apple‘s HomeKit, the company announced on Thursday, in a move which could bolster the company‘s attempts to compete with Philips‘ popular Hue series.

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Deals: Save 95 to 200 on every 2017 27-inch iMac 5K with no tax in 48 states

Shoppers looking for the lowest price on Apple‘s current 27-inch iMac 5K can instantly save 95 to 200 with cash rebates or our exclusive coupon code, plus no sales tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ.

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Inside iOS 11: Apple‘s new one-handed keyboard allows for easier typing

Although most recent iPhones aren‘t as friendly to one-handed users as the iPhone SE, Apple‘s new iOS 11 does offer a special one-handed keyboard that compresses buttons into one corner of the screen. Here‘s how to use it.

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Apple TV 4K impressions positive, depending on how bought-in users are to iTunes

Early reviews of the Apple TV 4K are in, with most reviewers having a generally positive impression of the device -- but all point out that other than future-proofing there is no reason to invest in the device if you have no interest in the Apple iTunes ecosystem, or don‘t have a 4K television.

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Apple says Dolby Atmos surround sound coming to Apple TV 4K in later update

Although the shipping version of the Apple TV 4K is missing Dolby Atmos surround sound, support should be coming in a future tvOS update, according to Apple.

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Inside iOS 11: App Store renovation for iPhone, iPad inspired by Apple Music

Other than speed enhancements and new multitasking features, some of the changes to iOS 11 are cosmetic -- one of those surface changes is the appearance of the App Store to make it more look like Apple Music‘s design language.

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Ellen DeGeneres sent a 12-year-old app developer to meet Tim Cook at iPhone X release event

Ellen DeGeneres sent 12-year-old Alex Knoll to the iPhone X release event, where the youth got a chance to meet Apple CEO Tim Cook.

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Future iPhones could sport front and back 3D Touch force detection

An Apple patent application published Thursday confirms the company is continuing research into advanced force detection technology, dubbed 3D Touch in Apple parlance, with a novel back-sensing configuration that could lead to thinner handset designs.

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Google buys HTC smartphone team for 1.1B [u]

After HTC announced a coming halt to trading on the Taiwan Stock Exchange pending material information that could impact the stock‘s value, a move that sparked speculation of a takeover, Google on Wednesday confirmed plans to buy the firm‘s mobile division team for 1.1 billion.

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Qualcomm loses two key rulings in its patent royalty fight with Apple

Qualcomm got two bits of bad news today in its squabble with Apple. First, it has failed to force Apple‘s manufacturing partners to make royalty payments prior to a determination of what the total disputed royalties should be, and second it lost an effort to stop Apple from pursing antitrust cases against it in other countries.

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Google buys HTC smartphone team, IP for 1B

After HTC announced a coming halt to trading on the Taiwan Stock Exchange pending material information that could impact the stock‘s value, a move that sparked speculation of a takeover, Google on Wednesday confirmed plans to buy the firm‘s mobile division team for some 1 billion.

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Apple highlights revamped iOS 11 App Store in new ads

Apple launched a redesigned App Store with the launch of iOS 11 on Tuesday, bringing with it a revamped card-based user interface with bold graphics, a new set of spotlight categories, an emphasis on content curation and more.

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Watch: watchOS 4 restricts browsing of connected iPhone music library

With the release of watchOS 4, Apple no longer allows users to browse their iPhone‘s music library, restricting song list viewing to tunes stored on device.

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Apple throws iTunes spotlight on 4K HDR movies ahead of Apple TV 4K release

Ahead of Friday‘s public release of Apple TV 4K, Apple on Wednesday posted a dedicated iTunes Store section to available 4K HDR movies, content that highlights the new set-top streamer‘s high-definition capabilities.

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Nest unveils Hello doorbell, Cam IQ Outdoor & Secure home security system

Alphabet‘s Nest on Wednesday revealed an assortment of smarthome accessories, including the Hello doorbell, an outdoor version of the Cam IQ, and a complete security system called the Secure.

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Inside iOS 11: Quick screen recording comes to Control Center

A potentially handy feature discovered in Apple‘s iOS 11 is native screen recording support, invoked through a command in the overhauled Control Center interface.

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Bluetooth & Wi-Fi can‘t be fully disabled via iOS 11 Control Center, Apple says

Contrary to intuition, toggling off Bluetooth and/or Wi-Fi in the iOS 11 Control Center won‘t completely disable those radios, according to a new Apple support document.

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