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Apple Confirms Sales of Apple Watch Pride Edition Band Will Support LGBTQ Groups

Apple began publicly selling its Pride Edition Woven Nylon band for Apple Watch during WWDC week earlier in June, one year after it handed out a similar band to its employees at Pride events in San Francisco. During its first few weeks up on Apple.com, the company made no mention as to whether any portion of the profits made off of the band would go towards LGBTQ organizations, but a new change made to the band‘s webpage has confirmed t

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Vivo Could Announce First Smartphone With Fingerprint Sensor Embedded in Display at MWC2017 Shanghai

Chinese mobile maker Vivo could be set to beat both Apple and Samsung to the punch by announcing the first smartphone with a fingerprint sensor embedded in the screen, if an official company Mobile World Congress teaser is anything to go by. Last week a video began making the rounds online that purported to show a Vivo smartphone being unlocked using a fingerprint sensor integrated into the display. Doubts were soon cast on the video‘s a

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Periscope Introduces Virtual Currency Allowing Broadcasters to Earn Revenue

Twitter-owned live video streaming platform Periscope received an update on Wednesday that introduces a new feature enabling broadcasters to earn revenue for the first time. Since Periscope‘s inception, viewers have embraced the "like" or "heart" function as a way to show their appreciation for broadcasts while they‘re streaming, but until now there‘s been no means for users to reward broadcasters monetarily. However, a

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New Slack Rival ‘Twist‘ Aims to Streamline Team Interaction With Fewer Distractions

The group behind popular productivity app Todoist today launched a new team chat platform called Twist, which aims to make online collaboration more meaningful and efficient while minimizing distractions. Eschewing the more traditional real-time chat channels common to services like Slack, the Twist interface instead splits channels into topic-specific threads that function like online message boards, while real-time conversations are initiat

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Imagination Technologies Up for Sale Following Apple Dispute

British chip maker Imagination Technologies, which lost 70 percent of its value following a dispute with Apple, has put itself up for sale, it was reported on Thursday (via Reuters). Apple informed Imagination in April that it plans to stop using the company‘s PowerVR graphics technology over the next two years as it begins using its own in-house chips for products like the iPhone and iPad. The news came as a blow to the firm whose contr

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Apple Shares Two New Tutorials for Memories Feature in Photos App

Since May, Apple has been sharing a series of iPhone 7 photography tutorial videos both on a dedicated photography how-to website and its YouTube channel, and today, there are two new tutorial videos, this time featuring the Memories function in Photos. The two new videos walk users through customizing Memories in the Photos app and then sharing Memories on social networks. Each video is 40 seconds in length and includes quick step-by-step vis

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First Apple Store in Taiwan to Open on July 1

Apple‘s first retail store in Taiwan will open on Saturday, July 1 at 11:00 a.m., according to Apple‘s Taiwanese website, which the company has been updating with new details on the store since it was announced. To celebrate the store‘s opening, paper-cutting artist Yang Shih-yi will showcase a huge and intricate tree cutout designed to welcome people into the store and highlight a tree as a gathering place theme. The same

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iOS 11 Beta 2 Changes: Control Center Tweaks, Experimental Safari Settings, Do Not Disturb While Driving and More

Apple this afternoon seeded the second beta of iOS 11 to developers, with the update coming as something of a surprise because betas normally come on Monday or Tuesday mornings. iOS 11 beta 2 introduces a very long list of bug fixes to address issues that were discovered in the first beta of iOS 11, and registered developers should read over the extensive release notes to get an idea of what‘s been fixed. The update also introduces ma

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