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Sunday November 5

09:17
Here’s how the new iPhone X design compares to every...

The iPhone X marks a significant departure from previous generation iPhone design. Apple has crammed a 5.8-inch display into a body that’s only mildly larger than previous generation non-Plus models. A new video has hit YouTube this weekend, offering a close comparison between the iPhone X and every other iPhone model…

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08:31
The 37 best photography accessories

Got a photographer in your life you need Christmas gift(s) for? This is a varied list with all kinds of price points on some cool accessories for your shooter.

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08:00
After Math: Xs and Os

It's been a wild week for schemes and strategies. A band of thieves made off with a load of new iPhones, the CIA released more of bin Laden's hard drive contents, and Netflix nixed House of Cards because Kevin Spacey turned out to be a sexual predato...

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06:58
An iOS 11.1 Glitch Is Replacing Vowels

An anonymous reader quotes Mashable:
We became privy to a new iPhone keyboard glitch after a few Mashable staffers recently started having issues with their iPhone keyboards, specifically with vowels. The issue started when iOS 11's predictive text feature began to display an odd character in the place of the letter "I," offering up "A[?] instead and autocorrecting within the message field...The bug was also covered by MacRumors, but it appears that my colleagues have even more issues than just the letter "I." One reported that they were also seeing the glitch with the letters "U" and "O" as well, making the problem strictly restricted to vowels. They also said the letters showed up oddly in iMessage on Mac devices, and shared some more screenshots of what the glitch looks like when they went through with sending a message. The glitch wasn't just limited to iMessage, however. My colleagues shared screenshots of their increasingly futile attempts to type out messages on...

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06:38
New Apple Watch Activity Challenge for Veterans Day...

Apple will hold a special Apple Watch Activity Challenge to commemorate Veterans Day on 11 November in the United States. Apple Watch owners can earn a special badge and iMessage sticker for the event.

To earn the award, simply complete an 11 minute workout on Veterans Day. Accumulate time with the Workout app or a third-party app that adds workouts to the HealthKit database.

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06:36
Sprint and T-Mobile officially end discussions about...

Last ditch efforts to save the merger between T-Mobile and Spirit have failed. According to a new report from Axios, T-Mobile parent company Deutsche Telekom presented Sprint parent company SoftBank with a new offer last night, but again, issues stemmed from who would have control over the new entity…

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05:30
Ben Heck's Hex game: Fun with soldering

After working out the kinks with the layout of the Hex board game, Ben and Felix have received the PCBs from OSHPark and they're all ready for soldering. That's interesting, because ultimately the game itself will be used to teach soldering in...

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01:04
3D gel stacks can grow enough stem cells to treat...

Programmed stem cells promise to tackle all kinds of illnesses, but there's one catch: making them. It's hard to cultivate large numbers of them, and the need to grow them on 2D surfaces isn't very practical. That's where researchers might come to th...

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Saturday November 4

19:55
Apple reminds iPhone X owners they're using an...

Apple's bezel-less "X" is the first iPhone with an OLED screen -- a technology known for its greater contrast and saturation, but also for its tendency to get burn-in. To make sure customers understand that their $1,000 phone might suffer from image...

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18:19
Kaspersky's antivirus software takes non-...

Kaspersky's attempt to quash collusion fears through transparency isn't quite reassuring everyone. In an interview with Reuters, founder Eugene Kaspersky has acknowledged that his company's antivirus software has copied files that weren't marked as d...

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16:50
Estonia freezes resident ID cards due to security...

Estonia's residents use their mandatory national IDs to access pretty much anything, from online banking to online voting. So, it was a huge blow to the program when experts found a security flaw in the IDs' chip that makes it easy for bad players to...

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15:46
Blizzard 'Overwatch' installer may herald...




An executable which appears destined for a macOS version of shooter "Overwatch" has been discovered -- but after completing an install process, the binary delivered appears to be for Windows.

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15:18
Internet giants now support bill to curb online sex...

For ages, internet companies have fought changes to the Communications Decency Act's Section 230, which protects them from liability for content that might pass through their websites. They don't want to be sued because someone conducted sex traffick...

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14:44
How Apple Watch laid the foundation for iPhone X




With a vibrant, full-faced OLED screen sporting handsomely-rounded corners edged in polished stainless steel, passive biometrics that "just work" to authenticate you without conscious effort, buttery smooth swipe navigation for multitasking and a simple side control to invoke Siri and Apple Pay, iPhone X is nothing like other phones. But it's exactly like Apple Watch, which began paving the way for a generational iPhone leap back in 2014 at its introduction next to the more basic styling of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.

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13:46
Crunchyroll website hack tried to infect visitors...

Hacks that target major websites are nothing new, but Crunchyroll just suffered a particularly vicious attack. The anime streaming service was compromised for hours on November 4th after intruders planted a fake home page that pushed a malicious "Cru...

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12:15
Microsoft ends its last free Windows 10 upgrades on...

Microsoft largely stopped offering free Windows 10 upgrades back in July 2016. However, there's been an ongoing exception: if you use accessibility features, you've had an extension of that promo. And now, that last deal is coming to an end. Microsof...

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11:30
How much does a kilogram weigh?

These stories have always fascinated me. I bet most people don’t realize the “official” kilogram is an actual physical object.

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10:48
iPhone X tips: Miss the home button? Here's how...




The removal of the home button on the iPhone X is a bold decision by Apple, but some customers may find themselves pining for the way things once were. Thankfully, the home button is not gone entirely, as iOS allows you to add a customizable virtual one to your screen. AppleInsider explains how to do it.

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10:44
T-Mobile and Sprint end merger talks

So much for T-Mobile's bid to rescue a potential merger with Sprint. The two carriers have ended their not-so-secret merger talks after they couldn't find "mutually agreeable terms." Neither side is specific about what went wrong, but their remarks...

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10:01
Judge blocks Ring's home security sales over...

The Ring Protect DIY home security system might not make it under anybody's tree this Christmas. A judge in Delaware has temporarily blocked Protect's sales due to a lawsuit filed by rival electronic security provider ADT. The bigger home security co...

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08:41
New video shows Face ID fail to properly distinguish...

Apple touts that Face ID is even more secure than Touch ID was, with there being a 1 in 1,000,000 chance of a different person being able to unlock someone else’s iPhone X with Face ID. A new video posted to Reddit, however, shows Face ID failing to properly differentiate between siblings…

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08:29
EA's 'UFC 3' takes the fight beyond...

EA has a penchant for sports games whose stories go beyond the actual match, and that now includes the UFC series. The publisher has unveiled UFC 3, and its centerpiece is a GOAT Career Mode where your choices outside the Octagon determine the fight...

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08:06
This week’s top stories: iPhone X impressions &...

In this week’s top stories: The iPhone X is officially available with early reviews pouring in, Apple releases iOS 11.1 to the public and begins beta testing iOS 11.2, and more. Read on for all of this week’s top stories more…

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07:30
15 products that totally flopped from the new Museum...

I don’t know that I’d visit this museum and I’ve never heard of “Coke II”.

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07:15
This is what photos from a $63,000 camera look like

This may be blasphemous to professional photographers (or it may be because I’m looking at the images via a web browser) but the composition of the sample images (and the images on the video) is kind of boring and you can’t really see where the $63,000 value is.

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07:10
PSA: iPhone X now widely available for same day in-...

Apple officially released the all-new iPhone X yesterday, drawing massive crowds to Apple Stores around the world. If you were unsuccessful getting your iPhone X on launch day, however, the device is widely available for in-store pickup from Apple retail locations…

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07:00
Ask Engadget: Where should I put my router?

The support shared between readers in the comments section is one of the things we love most about the Engadget community. Over the years, we've known you to offer sage advice on everything from Chromecasts and cameras to drones and smartphones. In f...

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05:27
Federal report says humans are the cause of climate...

Today, over a dozen federal agencies released the Climate Science Special Report, which is a product of the National Climate Assessment -- a congressionally mandated review that takes place every four years. In it, hundreds of scientists from dozens...

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04:00
The Morning After: Weekend Edition

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.

Welcome to the weekend. Did you get the iPhone X? Our full review is up if you need help making a decision, but first, we'll take a look back at some of the week's biggest stories, including the latest updates o...

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04:00
iPhone X: Unboxing Apple’s new flagship iPhone

A week after Apple started taking pre-orders, the first round of iPhone X arrivals happened on Friday. If you didn’t order one online, perhaps you waited in line and picked one up at your local Apple store.

Macworld got an iPhone X on Friday, and we took the wraps off the device during a live videostream to the Macworld Facebook page and the Macworld Twitter feed. We took a look at the design and compared it to a few older iPhones and even to the Google Pixel 2 XL. We went through the setup, went over some of the new gestures, set up and played with Face ID, and had some fun with Animojis. And we answered questions from the audience.

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03:00
The hottest Apple-related news for the week of Oct....

There’s a lot happening in the world of Apple news this week. Following are the hottest articles for the week of Oct. 30-Nov. 3. 

Mac sales were up 25% year-over-year by unit number in Apple’s fiscal 2017 fourth quarter that ended Sept. 30. Apple desktop/laptop numbers were 5.4 million for the quarter compared to the 4.9 million Macs sold in the same period of 2016.

iPhone sales were up 2% year-over-year by unit number in Apple’s fiscal 2017 fourth quarter that ended Sept. 30. Apple smartphone numbers were 46.7 million for the quarter compared to the 45.5 million iPhones sold in the same period of 2016.

Apple CEO Tim Cook said that the...

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00:09
‘Overwatch’ gets a new healer hero and another map

At last year's Blizzcon, Blizzard introduced a new character for its hero shooter, Overwatch — but community excitement was subdued after the months of teasing, hints and puzzles leading up to the announcement. Perhaps that's why Blizzard chose...

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Friday November 3

20:33
What’s new in iOS 11.2 beta 2? Hands-on with changes...

As we noted earlier, iOS 11.2 beta 2 is an iPhone X-only release for the time being. It doesn’t appear to feature many changes when compared to the previous beta, but it does come with at least three noteworthy new additions for iPhone X owners.

The biggest news for iOS 11.2 beta 2 is the presence of three new Live wallpapers, which appear in addition to the three new Live wallpapers included with the public iOS version for iPhone X. These are the same wallpapers that Apple has featured in its marketing, including its highly-publicized iPhone X ‘It’s Here’ commercial. more…

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20:05
These low-cost wireless Qi chargers will juice your...




One of the main features of the iPhone X is the ability to wirelessly charge the battery, but some of the options on the market are fairly expensive. AppleInsider rounds up some of the better value options on the market that you can buy right now.

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19:59
This week on AI: iPhone X review & launch, Apple...




Friday was the big day: the global launch of the iPhone X. Check out all of our related news and more, including our in-depth review.

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19:59
This week on AI: iPhone X review & launch, Apple...




Friday was the big day: the global launch of the iPhone X. Check out all of our related news and more, including our in-depth review.

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19:56
Take a peek inside the iPhone X

As they tend to do, the folks at iFixit have descended upon Apple's latest creation to pull it apart piece by piece. While we didn't spot any fairie dust spilling out of the iPhone X, they did dig into its TrueDepth camera system (above) that enables...

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18:56
TextExpander 6.2.3

Brings a couple of improvements to using TextExpander in dark mode. ($40 new, free update, 6.4 MB)

 

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18:30
Netflix: We won't make 'House of Cards...

If House of Cards comes back for its planned sixth and final season, it won't happen on Netflix with Kevin Spacey attached. After accusations of sexual misconduct surfaced yesterday from crew members working on the show, the streaming video company i...

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18:02
Amazon reportedly eyeing a 'Lord of the Rings...

Hollywood is buzzing with rumors (Variety, Deadline, The Hollywood Reporter) that Warner Bros. and Amazon are considering a deal for a series based on J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings books, with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos "personally" involved in the t...

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17:33
How to navigate the Home button-less iPhone X using...

The iPhone X ushers in a major change to the way we interact with our devices due to the lack of a Home button. In order to accommodate an almost bezel-free display, Apple eschewed the Home button and replaced its functionality with several new Screen Edge Gestures.

The presence of these new gestures present new learning opportunities for navigating throughout the iOS UI.  We’ve been using the iPhone X for a day now and have already largely adapted to the new interface methods.

Watch our hands-on video walkthrough as we step through many of the new gestures you’ll need to know to fully navigate the iOS interface sans Home button. more…

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16:57
Ryder is adding 125 electric vans to its rental fleet

Your next trip to IKEA could be a lot greener. Ryder, the vehicle-rental company, has announced that it's putting 125 electric medium-duty windowless vans into its fleet by year's end. The zero-emissions vehicles will be provided by Chanje Energy and...

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16:01
Some iPhone X Buyers Are Having Problems Activating...

Apple has started to ship the iPhone X across the United States, but some new iPhone X owners say they aren't able to start using their new phones due to carrier activation issues and congestion. From a report: A number of iPhone X owners on Twitter have reported having issues activating their new phones. The issue seems to be affecting some AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint users in the last few hours as they try to get service on Apple's $1,000 phone. When users try to activate the device, a message pops up saying, "The activation server is temporarily unavailable."


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15:48
Razer's new 'Overwatch' gear...

Are you into Overwatch as a broadcaster, looking to use Blizzard's new influencer-friendly features? Or are you a super fan who's played through every special event since the game released? Did you start playing the developer's more traditional MOBA,...

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15:20
iFixit's iPhone X Teardown Reveals Two Battery...

iFixit has posted its teardown of the iPhone X, revealing a new TrueDepth camera system, stacked logic board, L-shaped two-cell battery pack, and Qi-based inductive charging coil. Mac Rumors reports: Like every other model since the iPhone 7 Plus, the iPhone X is a sideways-opening device. A single bracket covers every logic board connector. iFixit said the miniaturized logic board design is incredibly space efficient, with an unprecedented density of connectors and components. It noted the iPhone X logic board is about 70 percent of the size of the iPhone 8 Plus logic board. The extra room allows for a new L-shaped two-cell battery pack rated for 2,716 mAh, which is slightly larger than the iPhone 8 Plus battery. iFixit's teardown includes some high-resolution photos of the iPhone X's new TrueDepth camera system that powers Face ID and Animoji. For those unfamiliar, a flood illuminator covers your face with infrared light. Next, the front-facing camera confirms a face. Then the IR...

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15:16
iPhone X launch draws an enthusiastic line all day...




One month after the earlier launch of iPhone 8 and 8 Plus drew lines of its own, buyers excited for iPhone X again flocked to Apple's retail stores to be among the first to get the new phone. At San Francisco's flagship Union Square location, a line of over 200 were waiting when the doors opened, and even hours later there were new arrivals joining a line down the block in the early afternoon.

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15:14
Video: The iPhone X Ultimate Face ID Test




A centerpiece feature of Apple's iPhone X is Face ID, which completely replaces Touch ID. Here's how -- as well as how well -- the technology works in practice.

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14:39
Cricket adds data to its most affordable smartphone...

AT&T's low-cost Cricket brand has historically been somewhat stingy with data unless you've bee willing to pay almost as much as you would for a regular AT&T plan, but it's loosening things up a bit on November 5th. The budget carrier is addi...

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14:07
Evernote 6.13

Narrows the toolbar to provide more space for content and fixes several bugs. (Free update, 55.2 MB)

 

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13:39
Apple seeds iPhone X-specific version of iOS 11.2...




Hot on the heels of the phone's global launch, Apple has released an iPhone X version of iOS 11.2 beta 2 for developers.

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13:37
Alexa will help you order gadgets and gear from Best...

In an odd turn for retail cooperation, Best Buy is now available on Alexa, Amazon's voice-powered digital assistant. Starting today, you can learn about and order Best Buy's Deal of the Day sales just by saying, "Alexa, talk to Best Buy." Sure, it se...

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13:17
iPhone X unboxing leads to a long wait for...

On June 29, 2007 I spent the day in the hot sun in front of the Aspen Grove Apple store in Littleton, Colorado, waiting to pick up my first iPhone. At that point, nobody except Steve Jobs really thought that the phone was going to be a hit -- I mean, we all had Nokia and Palm phones, what did we need an Apple phone for? Fast-forward ten years and the iPhone is now responsible for 55 percent of Apple's revenues, and many believe the iPhone X will transform Apple into the first company with a $1 trillion or greater market cap. Today I picked up my iPhone X at the same store -- hours later, I'm still waiting to get it activated so it looks like the newest iPhone is a huge hit. 

Unboxing!

What's a new Apple device release without an unboxing video? Well, this is probably the shortest unboxing video you've ever seen, because I power it on, pass setup info over from an iPad Pro, and then promptly get an activation fail. 

My first try with the...

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13:16
'WoW' add-on 'Battle for Azeroth...

Harkening back to the original Alliance vs Horde conflict that started it all, World of Warcraft's upcoming seventh expansion, "Battle for Azeroth," is set to bring new zones, races, armor and a massive 20-player cooperative battlefront to the venera...

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13:05
Broadcom could make offer for Apple foe Qualcomm...




Chipmaker Broadcom is allegedly planning to bid for Qualcomm, in a move which could have major ramifications for the latter's ongoing legal battles with Apple.

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12:53
Blizzard is making a 'StarCraft II'...

Blizzard is taking StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty's campaign free to play. As Polygon reports, come November 14th, you'll have access to the entire narrative and if you already own that, you'll get the Protoss-themed Heart of the Swarm campaign for fr...

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12:41
iPhone X support document discusses Super Retina...




A new support document discussing the Super Retina OLED display in the iPhone X addresses user viewing angles, as well as the possibility of image persistence when a display shows a faint remnant of an image that hadn't moved in a long period of time.

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12:39
Apple says color and hue shifting, OLED burn-in...

iPhone X is finally arriving to customers today, and with it comes the new 5.8-inch OLED screen that Apple calls the Super Retina display. iPhone X is the first model that uses this screen technology, and with it comes a few disclaimers…

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12:37
Logitech and HTC Vive bring keyboards into VR

The HTC Vive team and Logitech introduced a new hardware and software package today that aims to help developers enter text while building apps and games. The $150 BRIDGE kit includes a Logitech G keyboard and a Vive tracker that tracks typing and re...

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12:16
Afghanistan government wants to temporarily ban...

According to reports from the New York Times, Afghanistan is currently in the midst of a temporary WhatsApp ban. Yesterday, government letters to private telecommunications companies asking them to suspend the messaging service began making the round...

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11:55
Some users experiencing iPhone X activation failures

As millions of people are opening up their new iPhones today, there seems to be a growing number of people experiencing activation issues, leaving their iPhone X in limbo.

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11:55
'Pokémon Go' developer buys social...

Game developer Niantic has become a well-known name since it released Pokémon Go to massive popularity last summer. Unfortunately, the game has recently seen a rather sharp decline in its active user community in the past year and a half. Perh...

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11:34
AP investigation details how Russia hacked the DNC’s...

Today, an extensive Associated Press investigation revealed just how Russian actors hacked into the Hillary Clinton campaign. A single successful phishing email out thirty attempts sent in March 2016 gave the hacking group access to plenty of the Dem...

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11:34
iPhone X: New iPhone features two battery cells,...

If you’ve looked at your new iPhone X and wondered what exactly is inside the glass casing, wonder no more. The folks at iFixit—as they do with every new Apple product—have gotten their hands on the new iPhone X and took it apart.

Some of the highlights of the teardown:

  • Battery: The iPhone X uses a two-cell 10.35 Wh battery. Previous iPhones use a single-cell battery.
  • Logic board: The logic board is, as iFixit puts it, “folded” in half. This is done to make room for more battery.
  • Qualcomm: This particular iPhone X had Qualcomm LTE chips. As you might know, Qualcomm and Apple are battling out in court.
  • A look at the TrueDepth camera system used for Face ID.
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11:30
Temporary iPhone X activation problems occur as AT...




Some users with a new iPhone X are being stymied by error messages when trying to activate the device, caused by massive load on AT&T and Verizon's servers.

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11:27
9to5Rewards: Win a Space Gray Apple Magic Keyboard...

This week for 9to5Rewards, we’re giving away a customized Space Gray Apple Magic Keyboard from ColorWare, the Minnesota-based company that specializes in custom painted products & skins.

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11:22
∞ Used car commercial for a 1996 Honda Accord

The video has gone viral and is one of the top trending videos on YouTube, and the car’s price has already exceeded $20,000 on eBay with over 80 bids and nearly a week remaining.

If you find someone who loves you enough to go to this much effort, marry them. And don’t forget to read the fine print at the

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11:17
Apple says 'tears of joy' face is the most...

In an overview of its differential privacy technology, Apple slipped in some super important data regarding the popularity of its emojis. The document included an image ranking the top 10 emojis among US English speakers and taking the number one spo...

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11:02
How to view your current battery percentage on...

Unlike previous iPhones, there’s no way to manually enable a permanent battery percentage display on the iPhone X in the status bar via the Settings app. This could be due to the fact that there’s not as much real estate available in the status bar on the iPhone X, or it could just be Apple wanting to maintain a tidy interface.

Whatever the reason, Apple understands that users still need to be able to access their iPhone’s current battery percentage. How do you go about doing so on iPhone X? In our brief hands-on, we share three easy ways to do so. more…

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11:00
Critical Heathrow Airport security files found in...

When you're unemployed, you tend to notice the world around you a bit more than the average working stiff. That's how a regular, unemployed fellow in London happened to find intimate and detailed security protocols and maps for London's main airport,...

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10:46
PSA: iOS 11.2 beta not yet available for iPhone X,...

As the 11.2 beta isn’t available for iPhone X for now, users won’t be able to restore from a backup done on the latest developer or public beta. Also important to keep in mind, the newest iPhone is shipping with iOS 11.0.1.

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10:45
Telltale’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ first season...

Star-Lord and crew have one last adventure in them for this season of Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series. Season finale "Don't Stop Believin'" debuts November 7th and finds the ragtag group of heroes reuniting to take out galactic...

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10:43
iPhone user guide

Apple has updated their online User Guide for iPhones with info about the iPhone X. A good read while you wait for UPS to arrive.

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10:25
Differential Privacy paper from Apple

This is a really interesting paper from Apple describing how they gather data from users but anonymize that data. Of course, all you’re going to read from most media outlets is “Here are the most popular emoji!” And people wonder why Apple “dislikes” the media.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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10:23
Climate change-denying House science chairman is...

Lamar Smith, the chairman of the US House of Representatives' Committee on Science, Space and Technology, has announced that he'll retire when his term ends next year. The Texas representative, an avid climate change denier, has been a controversial...

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10:03
Major news outlets shared Russian propaganda from...

Now that it's clearer just how many Twitter accounts have been linked to the Russian government (2,752 at last count), it's becoming evident that many reputable news sites were tricked into sharing propaganda. Recode and media intelligence company Me...

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10:02
Apple's 'A Guided Tour' video walks...




To accommodate the millions of new iPhone X users, Apple has posted "A Guided Tour" on YouTube, showing users Face ID, Animoji, Portrait Lighting, and new gestures used to navigate the phone.

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09:57
Apple releases iPhone X guided tour video to help...

Apple has released a new video today to help the millions of new iPhone X users become acquainted with the new features, gestures, and changes on the first Home button-less iPhone.

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09:39
Mars 2020 rover will observe the red planet with 23...

The Mars 2020 rover will be able to show us more of the red planet than any of its predecessors ever did. NASA says the extraterrestrial vehicle will be equipped with 23 cameras, six more than Curiosity's and all a lot more capable. Seven of those "e...

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09:18
Amazon scales back its Fresh delivery service in...

We've covered again and again how Amazon is interested in slowly establishing itself in every part of our lives, including in the food we buy and how we eat. The online retailer purchased organic food chain Whole Foods earlier this year, but Amazon h...

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09:10
Were you able to get the iPhone X you wanted at your...

The iPhone X is in the hands of customers worldwide today, and despite many reports of highly constrained supply, we’re seeing lowered shipping estimates along with many having success picking up the premium flagship device at local stores. If you set out this morning to pick up an iPhone X in person, how did it turn out?

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09:03
'i' spy an iOS 11 bug: Erroneous Unicode...




Some iPhone users running any flavor of iOS 11 are seeing a bug when they enter the letter I in an iMessage to another user. AppleInsider explains what's going on, and how to work around it until the issue is solved by Apple.

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09:02
Panorama X Brings the Legendary Mac Database Back to...

After six years of development, ProVUE software has released Panorama X for macOS — a completely rewritten and modernized version of the powerful relational database that was one of the first Mac apps. Joe Kissell explores its capabilities, old and new, and muses on who would benefit from this tool.

 

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09:00
Villains swipe hundreds of iPhone X units from UPS...

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Here's one way to get your hands on the world's hottest smartphone without the need to wait in long Apple Store lines. No pre-ordering required, either. The only annoyance here is that you risk going to prison—but hey, at least you scored the latest iPhone model.

That's the gamble a group of hooded thieves took this week. They broke into a UPS delivery van and stole more than 300 iPhone X units that were headed to an Apple Store in San Francisco. No one was injured in the heist, as the van was locked and parked unattended in a...

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09:00
We're listening to: Chelsea Wolfe and 'The...

Welcome back to IRL, our series dedicated to the things that Engadget writers play, use, watch and listen to. This week, we're focusing on music and podcasts, from Chelsea Wolfe through to Kelela. First up, Senior Editor Daniel Cooper explains why he...

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08:41
The best noise-cancelling headphones

By Geoff Morrison

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As Apple's cash hoard grows to $268 billion,...




Apple this week revealed that its cash position has grown to $268 billion, with the vast majority of it held overseas to avoid paying domestic taxes. But the prospect of bringing that money stateside could become more appealing if the proposed U.S. tax overhaul comes to pass.

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Twitter clarifies what behavior will get you banned

Twitter's been in the headlines for years for its poor handling of abuse on the platform. Recently, the social media service has been rolling out new tools to fight abuse. Today, Twitter's Safety team published a new version of Twitter's rules to cla...

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Jony Ive visits London's Regent Street Apple...




Apple Chief Design Officer Jony Ive stopped by London's Regent Street store during the iPhone X sales to see the phone on display.

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iFixit’s iPhone X teardown finds two battery cells...

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With the launch of every new iPhone comes an accompanying teardown from iFixit uncovering exactly what’s inside of Apple’s latest device. The iPhone X is no exception, as the popular gadget repair site pried open the much-anticipated handset shortly after it went on sale on Friday.

The teardown reveals a phone that has been overhauled on the inside nearly as much as it has on the outside. The most immediately noticeable quirk is how Apple has laid out the iPhone X’s batteries, which continue to dominate how the rest of the internals are constructed. Namely, the...

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08:00
iPhone X review: Embrace the new normal

After years of mostly iterative design changes, Apple has changed what it means for an iPhone to be an iPhone. Home button? Forget it. Touch ID? Old hat. Bezels? You get where I'm going with this. And to be totally frank, when Apple first revealed th...

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Apple should put Face ID in future Macs, monitors

Yesterday's Apple Q4 2017 earnings call proved one thing: after 33 years, the Mac is more popular than ever. Apple sold more Macs in 2017 than ever before in the face of a down market for most PC manufacturers. One thing I think that Apple needs to do quickly to give Macs even more of an edge in the PC industry is to work on embedding Face ID into the top of every Mac and monitor it makes from here on out.

Touch ID on the MacBook Pro with Touch Bar is fine, but other than using the Touch ID pad for powering on the device and unlocking it, not many users are finding the Touch Bar to be all that useful. The Apple Watch is useful -- and with the Apple Watch Series 3, reliable and fast -- at unlocking a Mac as you walk up to it, but not everyone has or wants a Watch. Adding Face ID and the full TrueDepth camera suite to the top of every Mac or monitor manufactured by Apple in the future could give the company a unique edge in securing computers.

Imagine walking up to a...

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07:44
AppleInsider podcast reviews Apple's iPhone X...




This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor and Dan talk about the best things he's found using the iPhone X, its edge-to-edge OLED display, Face ID unlock system, and more.

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Equifax committee says executive stock sales weren’t...

The eyes of the Securities and Exchange Commission and the US Department of Justice have been focused on some questionable stock sales initiated by three Equifax executives a month before the data breach that exposed 143 million US consumers' persona...

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∞ The Dalrymple Report: iPhone X with Rene Ritchie

Rene Ritchie and I discuss our thoughts of the iPhone X after having it for a few days to do reviews.

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07:25
iPhone X launch day Apple Store queues drastically...

On September 15th our very own Seth Weintraub was in Milwaukee for the iPhone 8 launch, and the scene was underwhelming. However, the crowd at the same store today is more in line with what iPhone X hype would suggest.

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07:21
Podcast patent troll's fight might finally be...

We've been covering the frankly absurd claim that Personal Audio LLC owns podcasting for awhile now, but it looks like the patent trolls have finally been stopped for good (for real this time). Back in August, a three-judge panel of US Court of Appea...

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07:17
CNET's tasteful photoessay of California...

Photo of a burned-out home in Santa Rosa, CA taken with an iPhone X. Photo by James Martin, CNET

The recent wildfires in Napa and Sonoma counties in California caused devastation of a scale that is almost unimaginable. CNET's James Martin spent a day with EPA crews documenting the removal of hazardous waste from the remains of burned homes and businesses, and instead of using his regular DSLR, he took all of his photos with the iPhone X

As Martin notes in his photoessay, "After the first half hour of shooting, I realized I wouldn't need the DSLR camera I always have with me. The iPhone X did what I needed it to do." The detail and color of the images is spectacular, and Martin made good use of Portrait Mode...

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Scents from a mall: The sticky, untold story of...

Lobster. Cinnabons. Those are the only two foods I find absolutely irresistible…

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Thieves pilfer $370,000 worth of iPhone Xs in San...

Thieves broken into a UPS truck parked outside a San Francisco Apple Store and made off with 300 iPhone Xs valued at around $370,000, CBS SF Bay Area reports. The suspects were "husky," and "wearing hooded sweatshirts," according to SFPD Captain Rick...

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