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AT&T‘s Network Down for Some Users, iPhone Owners Unable to Make Calls

AT&T appears to be experiencing some kind of outage, and many AT&T customers across the United States are unable to make and answer phone calls. There are numerous reports of issues on Twitter, and MacRumors has also been unable to place calls on an iPhone associated with AT&T. The problem appears to have begun at least 30 minutes ago. Customers affected by the problem who attempt to make a phone call are seeing the calls they place immedia

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Marco Arment Argues the 2012-2015 MacBook Pro is ‘Best Laptop That Has Ever Existed‘

Marco Arment, a developer best known for co-founding Tumblr and creating apps Instapaper and Overcast, believes the 2012 to 2015 era 15-inch MacBook Pro is "the best laptop that has ever existed." 2015 15-inch MacBook Pro "Introduced in 2012, less than a year after Steve Jobs died, I see it as the peak of Jobs‘ vision for the Mac," said Arment in a blog post this week. The 2012 model was the first MacBook Pro with a Retina display, a

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iPhone X Shipping Estimates Improve to 2 to 3 Weeks in United States and Canada

Shipping estimates for the iPhone X have improved to 2 to 3 weeks in the United States and Canada, up from the previous 3 to 4 week shipping estimates that have been available since early November. The new 2 to 3 week shipping estimates for North America follow improved shipping estimates in countries across Europe and Asia Pacific. iPhone X models ordered today in the United States and Canada will now arrive well ahead of the holidays, i

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Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 44 With Bug Fixes and Feature Improvements

Apple today released a new update for Safari Technology Preview, the experimental browser Apple first introduced more than a year ago in March of 2016. Apple designed the Safari Technology Preview to test features that may be introduced into future release versions of Safari. Safari Technology Preview release 44 includes bug fixes and feature improvements for Image Bitmap, Web API, CSS, Rendering, web Inspector, Web Driver, Media, CSS Grid, Se

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Belkin Debuts 36W USB-C Car Charger That Offers Fast Charging for iPhone X, 8, and 8 Plus

Belkin today announced the launch of a new 36W USB-C car charger, which is able to provide fast charging capabilities for the iPhone X, the iPhone 8, and the iPhone 8 Plus. All three of those devices support a fast charging feature that allows them to be charged to 50 percent battery life in 30 minutes. Priced at 29.99, Belkin‘s new car charger accessory does not include a USB-C to Lightning cable, which is required to make it work. Ap

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Apple Shares 2017 Holiday Gift Guide

Apple today updated its website to add a holiday gift guide, recommending Apple products for people to purchase for friends and family this holiday season. This year‘s gift guide is bedecked with tiny people and Apple devices displaying holiday scenes. The flagship iPhone X, priced at starting 999, is front and center the gift guide, with Apple also highlighting the Apple Watch Series 3 models, the iPad Pro, the MacBook Pro, and the 4K A

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iPhone X Shipping Estimates Improve to 2 to 3 Weeks in Europe, US Could Be Next [Updated]

Shipping estimates for the iPhone X have improved to 2 to 3 weeks across Europe, suggesting Apple‘s efforts to ramp up supply and production are starting to see some success. The 2 to 3 week shipping estimates are an improvement over the previous 3 to 4 week shipping estimates that have been available since early November. The new 2 to 3 week shipping estimates are available in all European countries where the device has launched, includ

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Sprint Announces Unlimited Freedom Customers Will Get Free Access to Hulu Starting This Friday

Sprint and Hulu today announced a partnership that will bundle the Limited Commercials tier of the streaming TV service into Sprint‘s Unlimited Freedom cellular plan. This means that new and existing Sprint customers who sign up for Unlimited Freedom beginning Friday, November 17 will be able to watch Hulu with Limited Commercials at no extra cost. In addition, the companies said that sometime "soon" Sprint Unlimited customers will also

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Apple Exclusively Selling DJI‘s Mavic Pro Drone in Limited Edition ‘Alpine White‘ Combo

DJI today announced that its popular Mavic Pro drone is now available in a limited edition "Alpine White" combo exclusively through Apple. The combo includes the drone, a remote controller, two extra batteries, two additional pairs of propellers, and an aircraft sleeve-all in a matching "Alpine White" color-for 1,049.95 in the United States. DJI‘s Mavic Pro, which launched last year in a gray color, is a portable quadcopter with a f

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Steven Soderbergh‘s Shot-on-iPhone Horror Movie ‘Unsane‘ Gets March 2018 Theatrical Release Date

Steven Soderbergh, the director currently experimenting with smartphone technology in the television show "Mosaic," has now unveiled his next feature film "Unsane," which was shot entirely on an iPhone. Soderbergh kept the project secret during filming so it‘s unclear which iPhone he used, but the film began making waves over the summer as news of its existence surfaced, suggesting it was filmed sometime in the first half or middle of 2017

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2018 iPad Pro Models Could Have Very Fast Octa-Core A11X Bionic Chip

Apple‘s next-generation iPad Pro models released in 2018 will feature octa-core processors, based on Taiwanese supplier TSMC‘s improved 7nm manufacturing process, according to Chinese website MyDrivers. iPad Pro with slim bezels and no Home button rendered by Benjamin Geskin The report, citing sources within Apple‘s supply chain, claims the eight cores in the tentatively named A11X Bionic chip will include three high-perform

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Telegram Messenger 4.5 Update Brings Albums, Saved Messages, and Better Search

Encrypted messenger app Telegram received an update today that brings additional features and enhancements to the platform, including media albums, saved messages, and an improved search function. Starting with Telegram 4.5, whenever users send multiple photos or videos they will be grouped into albums. Each album can include up to 10 photos or videos, which are displayed in chat threads as "elegantly proportioned thumbnails", the upshot being

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AT&T Announces Plans to Launch 5G Network in Parts of Minneapolis for Super Bowl LII

AT&T this week announced that it plans to launch its "5G Evolution" network in parts of Minneapolis over the next few months, intending to provide next-generation cellular coverage to customers at Super Bowl LII. AT&T didn‘t mention which specific areas of Minneapolis would be covered by February 4, 2018, but confirmed "areas near the host stadium" will have 5G at the time. Minneapolis is the next leg in AT&T‘s 5G rollout, and one

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Strong Demand for MacBook Pro Increases Apple‘s Notebook Market Share in Last Quarter

Apple continued to see strong worldwide sales across its MacBook line-up in the third quarter of 2017, according to new market research conducted by TrendForce. Apple‘s laptop sales once again exceeded ASUS to rank fourth in global notebook shipments, which overall saw a "remarkable" quarterly increase of 6.8 percent and a year-on-year increase of 0.9 percent, reaching 42.69 million units. Apple continued the strong shipments of 12-inch

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After a Year-Long Delay, the Nokia Steel HR Hybrid Smartwatch is Now Available for Pre-Order

Nokia has announced that its Steel HR hybrid smartwatch will ship in time for the holiday season, almost a year after it was supposed to launch under the Withings moniker. The watch was first announced in September 2016, but its scheduled launch the following month never happened as Nokia began negotiating its takeover of Withings, which was eventually finalized in June. Shortly thereafter, Nokia relaunched several Withings products unde

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Apple Agrees to Help India With Anti-Spam App After Initially Refusing Due to Privacy Concerns

Apple has agreed to help the Indian government develop an anti-spam app for iOS devices, after initially refusing to do so because of privacy concerns, according to Reuters. In early September we reported that the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) attempted to get its Do Not Disturb (DND) software on the App Store. The app lets users share spam call and text message logs with the agency, which then sends the data to mobile operators

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Reach Robotics‘ ‘MekaMon‘ AR Gaming Robot Available at Apple Stores for 299

Augmented reality gaming company Reach Robotics today announced that its MekaMon gaming robot is coming to Apple Stores throughout the US and UK starting on November 16. Priced at 299.99, MekaMon is a real-life robot that melds real-world gameplay with augmented reality. MekaMon, a four-legged spider-shaped robot that measures in at 11.8in x 11.8in x 5.9in, is designed to let players battle their robots in both the physical and virtual world

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U.S. ITC Investigating Claims Apple Infringed on Patents Owned by Aqua Connect

The United States International Trade Commission today announced that it has launched an investigation into allegations that Apple infringed on patents owned by Aqua Connect, reports Reuters. Little is known about the investigation at this time, but in October, Aqua Connect announced that it had filed complaints against Apple with the United States International Trade Commission and the District Court for the Central District of California acc

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Embracing the Notch: How Are You Adapting to the Most Controversial iPhone X Design Decision?

The "notch," or sensor housing on the iPhone X is the single most polarizing design decision Apple made when creating its new flagship smartphone. Some people hate the way the notch eats into the display, while others appreciate that extra bit of visible space. Love it or hate it, the notch is here to stay until Apple finds a better way to integrate the TrueDepth camera system into its iPhone lineup. Luckily, while the notch can be disturbing

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Apogee and IK Multimedia Launch New MiC Plus and iRig Mic HD 2 Digital Microphones for Mac, iPad, and iPhone

Apogee and IK Multimedia this week separately announced availability of new and improved versions of their digital USB microphones, the MiC Plus and iRig Mic HD 2 respectively, for Mac, iPad, and iPhone. Apogee‘s MiC Plus While plug-and-play microphones with analog-to-digital conversion aren‘t always as good as professional XLR microphones, the sound these deliver is considered similar to a top studio condenser microphone. Both

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iPhone X Shipping Estimates Improve to 2 to 3 Weeks in Europe, US Could Be Next

Shipping estimates for the iPhone X have improved to 2 to 3 weeks across Europe, suggesting Apple‘s efforts to ramp up supply and production are starting to see some success. The 2 to 3 week shipping estimates are an improvement over the previous 3 to 4 week shipping estimates that have been available since early November. The new 2 to 3 week shipping estimates are available in all European countries where the device has launched, includ

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Here‘s a Look at Some of the Black Friday Apple Deals Coming to Best Buy, Target, and Walmart

With a little over one week until Black Friday -- the popular shopping holiday in the United States -- most of the major retailers have shared the deals you can expect to see when you‘re out shopping or online next Friday, November 24. Because we‘re so close to some of the best deals of the year on multiple Apple products and accessories, as usual it‘s worth being aware that you may want to hold off on making purchases or taking

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Review: Bento Stack Keeps Your iPhone Cables and Accessories Neatly Organized

The Bento Stack, a new project being funded on Indiegogo, takes the concept of a Bento lunch box and applies it to iPhone and iPad accessories. Available in three colors (silver, space gray, and rose gold) for 38, the Bento Stack is a container that offers up several sections that can hold a variety of accessories like cables, Apple Watch bands, an Apple Pencil, and more. I was able to go hands-on with the Bento Stack, and I thought it was a n

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Apple‘s Silicon Chief Talks About iPhone Chips, Face ID, and More in Israeli Interview [Updated]

Johny Srouji, Senior Vice President of Hardware Technologies at Apple, recently talked about iPhone chipmaking, Face ID security, augmented reality, and more in a wide-ranging interview with Israeli website CTech by Calcalist. For context, Srouji leads the team responsible for custom silicon and hardware technologies like batteries, storage controllers, and application processors, including the new A11 Bionic chip in the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 P

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