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A New iCloud Tool Lets You Check If Second-Hand iPhones Are Stolen

A New iCloud Tool Lets You Check If Second-Hand iPhones Are Stolen

Buying a second-hand iPhone can be a gamble, with the chances of ending up with a locked device relatively high. Now, Apple has launched an iCloud tool that lets you check if the iPhone in question is legit.

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Jony Ive Even Engineered the Sound of the Apple Watch Clasp

Jony Ive Even Engineered the Sound of the Apple Watch Clasp

Even though most of us never even notice it, Apple has a fantastic history of sound design, from the ping of the text message to the decades-old powering up noise. That legacy runs through Apple's new era of product design too, right down to the sound of the new Apple Watch clicking open.

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The Apple Watch Screen Is Smaller Than the Original Promo Video Showed

The Apple Watch Screen Is Smaller Than the Original Promo Video Showed

Apple's just released a new version of its Apple Watch design video. While that's not newsworthy in itself, it's interesting to note that it's also reduced the screen size of the watch that's on display, too.

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Attorney General: Device Backdoors Should Be Left Open for the Police

Attorney General: Device Backdoors Should Be Left Open for the Police

The Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. spoke out yesterday about backdoors in consumer technology, claiming that they should be left open by technology firms so that law enforcement officials are never locked out during important investigations.

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Bloomberg: Gold iPad Coming This Month, 12.9-Inch Version Next Year

Bloomberg: Gold iPad Coming This Month, 12.9-Inch Version Next Year

Bloomberg is reporting that Apple is set to announce a refresh of its iPad range later this month, including the addition of a gold color way—but the rumored 12.9-inch version apparently won't appear until next year.

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I Ditched My iPhone and Spent the Summer With Android

I Ditched My iPhone and Spent the Summer With Android

For five straight years, I spent an inordinate amount of time staring at the screen of an iPhone. I'm not alone in that, but I am usually quick to buy new models and even quicker to download new operating system updates. Perhaps I'm a little too quick, because earlier this year, my enthusiasm got the best of me.

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Apple Releases OS X Yosemite 1.0 to Developers

Apple Releases OS X Yosemite 1.0 to Developers

We're one step closer to Apple's all-new Yosemite OS hitting the streets: The company just released Candidate 1.0 of the Golden Master build to developers via the Mac App store.

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iOS 8.1 Code Reveals Apple Pay Settings and (Maybe) Touch ID for iPads

iOS 8.1 Code Reveals Apple Pay Settings and (Maybe) Touch ID for iPads

The roll-out of iOS 8 hasn't been a smooth one , but new reports suggest that a fully-fledged 8.1 update may not be far away. MacRumors reports that the first beta developer release of the next iteration of the OS contains setting for Apple Pay, which is set to launch October —along with references to Touch ID for iPad.

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The Apple Watch Is on Show at Paris Fashion Week

The Apple Watch Is on Show at Paris Fashion Week

Apple has made it well known that its Watch is more than a piece of technology: it's a thoroughbred fashion item, too, which has received critical acclaim from watch experts as well as tech journalists. Which explains why it's showing the device off at Paris Fashion Week.

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Chinese Officials Have Already Seized Hundreds of Contraband iPhone 6s

Chinese Officials Have Already Seized Hundreds of Contraband iPhone 6s

China has long been home to a booming illicit "trade" for new iPhones smuggled into the country through ports like Hong Kong or Shanghai. And the iPhone 6 is no exception: Customs officials have reported that hundreds of 6s and 6 Pluses have been confiscated this month.

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Stop Bending the Apple Store's iPhones

Stop Bending the Apple Store's iPhones

In the wake of the uproar that followed last week's purported iPhone 6 Plus pliability problem , some people have apparently taken it upon themselves to go into Apple Stores and bend iPhones . And while it pains us that this even needs to be said, guys, please: Breaking private property doesn't prove anything. Except that you're an asshole.

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Report: New iMacs With Retina Displays Could Be On the Way Soon

Report: New iMacs With Retina Displays Could Be On the Way Soon

9to5Mac reports that Apple is in the late stages of testing new iMacs that have higher resolution displays. We could reportedly see the new Macs at an event in the next couple of weeks.

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The man who made Apple possible is in trouble—and you can help him

The man who made Apple possible is in trouble—and you can help him

Perhaps you don't know John Draper aka "Captain Crunch" but, if you're using a MacBook or an iPhone today, it's because of him. He and his blue box were a fundamental inspiration for Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak in making Apple. He's now in trouble and needs our help. Woz has written this fascinating article so you can understand how he influenced them both and how much we all owe him. Please read it and make a contribution. Even while the goal has already been surpassed, every dollar counts towards his future and total recovery.—JD

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What iOS 8's QuickType Does to Famous Movie Quotes

What iOS 8's QuickType Does to Famous Movie Quotes

Apple's QuickType means that iOS 8 can now create entire sentences for you based on what you've already typed . But what happens when you challenge it to complete famous movie quotes?

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Microsoft Is Opening a Flagship New York Store on Fifth Avenue

Microsoft Is Opening a Flagship New York Store on Fifth Avenue

Microsoft has announced that it's opening its first Manhattan flagship store, and it will be on Fifth Avenue—just a few blocks from Apple's iconic glass cube.

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Alleged iOS 8 Passcode Bypass Appears to Be Bogus (Updated)

YouTube user EverythingApplesPro claims to have found a security vulnerability involving Apple's iOS 8 Touch ID and Passcode. Update: After further testing, we've determined that this is almost definitely just Touch ID registering the thumbprint on a hair trigger.

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These 14 Handpicked HealthKit Apps Have Their Own iTunes Section

These 14 Handpicked HealthKit Apps Have Their Own iTunes Section

Health, powered by Apple's HealthKit API, was one of the many lauded features of iOS 8. It's Apple's attempt to corral all your health data into one place and also empower disparate health apps with new features. Now, the platform is in full swing, complete with a new iTunes storefront.

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Can't Go Back Now: Apple Stops Supporting iOS 7

Can't Go Back Now: Apple Stops Supporting iOS 7

With every new iOS update, there are bugs and glitches. Oh man, were there ever glitches with iOS 8 . For a brief time, if you knew how, you could go back to the sane stability of iOS 7. Not anymore—Apple stopped signing iOS 7.1.2 on Friday afternoon.

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The Best Alternative for Every Pre-Loaded iPhone App

The Best Alternative for Every Pre-Loaded iPhone App

The iPhone comes with a bunch of apps you never use. Some of them are poorly implemented. Others are lacking important features. Fortunately, there's a whole world of developers offering some very viable third-party alternatives. You still can't delete the apps your iPhone comes with, but here are some alternatives that will free you from their boring grips.

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What iOS Still Needs To Learn From Android

What iOS Still Needs To Learn From Android

Now that iOS 8 is finally in the hands of millions, it's worth taking a step back to look at just how far Apple has pushed your iPhone's capabilities—and how much farther it still has to go. Especially compared to what Android lets you get away with.

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According to a Barrons report, Apple execs including Tim Cook sold off a total of $143 million of st

According to a Barrons report, Apple execs including Tim Cook sold off a total of $143 million of stock in the days leading up to the iPhone 6 announcement. The dump netted $35 million apiece for Cook, VP Marketing Phil Schiller, VP Operations Jeffrey Williams, and General Counsel Bruce Sewell, while Apple's poor CFO, Luca Maestri, onlnly wound up with $1.6 million. [Barrons via CultofMac]

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Apple Shows Off Its iPhone Torture Chambers in Wake of Bending Clamor

Apple Shows Off Its iPhone Torture Chambers in Wake of Bending Clamor

Apple is in full damage-control mode in the wake of the mini-maybe-not-quite-scandal that ripped through the tech universe after a handful of users complained that their iPhones are prone to bending under duress. As part of its response , Apple has opened up the lab where it conducts durability tests to media outlets like CNBC and The Verge.

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FBI Director Says Apple Marketing Encryption Snubs the Law

FBI Director Says Apple Marketing Encryption Snubs the Law

Today in cops getting angry about the new encryption on smartphones features FBI Director James Comey who is "very concerned" about the matter. He's so concerned that the FBI's had conversations with Apple and Google about how they're marketing the devices. And Comey wants America to know that he's upset.

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An iOS 8 Update That Doesn't Bork Your Phone Might Take a "Few Days"

An iOS 8 Update That Doesn't Bork Your Phone Might Take a

Yesterday, iOS 8.0.1 showed up and turned a whole bunch of new iPhones into iPod Touches . You can fix it now if you take the right steps , but the official patch from Apple might take a few days.

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Report: Apple Knew of Security Problems Long Before iCloud Breach

Report: Apple Knew of Security Problems Long Before iCloud Breach

A software developer is accusing Apple of brushing off a serious iCloud security flaw that he alerted the company to six months before the recent iCloud celebrity nude photo stealing scandal.

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