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Happy 10th anniversary, Android

October 21, 2018

It’s been 10 years since Google took the wraps off the G1, the first Android phone. Since that time the OS has grown from buggy, nerdy iPhone alternative to arguably the most popular (or at least populous) computing platform in the world. But it sure as heck didn’t get there without hitting a few bumps […]

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Apple plans to sell a clear case for the iPhone XR

October 16, 2018

Image: Pete Pachal/Mashable Several weeks after Apple’s big iPhone event, the leaks somehow keep coming.  Now, Apple has seemingly leaked its intention to launch its very own iPhone XR accessory line. And the most shocking part of the expected lineup: Apple could release its own clear plastic case. Apple’s iPhone XR accessories were first discovered […]

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Did Apple show off new AirPods in its September keynote?

September 26, 2018

Image: Apple may have hidden a new product in plain sight at its Sept. 12 iPhone event. The opening video that it used to kick off the event shows a woman wearing AirPods. Stopping in front of a pond, she says, “Hey Siri,” but doesn’t tap either earbud to activate Apple’s digital assistant. SEE […]

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These simple iOS 12 features can make life a lot easier

September 25, 2018

Image: BOB AL-GREENE/MASHABLE With any software upgrade, there’s a lot to unpack.  Apple’s iOS 12 is no different. You probably noticed Screen Time, Grouped Notifications, and fun photo effects right after the update. However, it’s the small changes that can make all the difference. SEE ALSO: Here’s how to update your iPhone or iPad to […]

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The best security and privacy features in iOS 12 and macOS Mojave

September 19, 2018

September is Apple hardware season, where we expect new iPhones, a new Apple Watch and more. But what makes the good stuff run is the software within. First revealed earlier this year at the company’s annual WWDC developer event in June, iOS 12 and macOS Mojave focus on a running theme: security and privacy for […]

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Here’s how to get Apple to replace a lost or stolen iPhone

September 17, 2018

Apple's iPhone warrant program, AppleCare+, now has an option to include Loss and Theft coverage…but it will cost you.Image: APPLE Apple announced three new iPhones at its event on Wednesday.  And with those expensive new iPhones — the iPhone XS Max tops out at $1,449 — you’ll surely want to protect those assets with a […]

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Review: Peel’s super thin wireless charger is fast and ultra thin, but there are a few drawbacks

August 23, 2018

Image: jake krol/mashable Peel Super Thin Wireless Charger $49.99 When Apple introduced wireless charging in its newest phones (the iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus), the industry got the jump start it was waiting for.  It wasn’t just users who were excited about the new charging technology, but also the accessory makers. Prominent […]

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New report claims Apple’s 6.1-inch iPhone will come in 6 new colors

August 21, 2018

These are just iPhone cases, but a new report claims Apple's upcoming 6.1-inch iPhone will come in these colors.Image: Apple Apple’s upcoming 6.1-inch iPhone — that’s the cheap, LCD one — is rumored to come in a variety of colors unseen since the launch of iPhone 5c.  We’ve heard that in a July report by […]

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The iPhone’s USB Restricted Mode is pretty easy to disable, researchers show

August 4, 2018

Just plug in an accessory, and USB Restricted Mode goes away.Image: Lili Sams/Mashable USB Restricted Mode, a new iOS feature that protects unauthorized access of the data on your iOS device, has a glaring omission that would make it quite easy for someone to beat in many scenarios.  The feature, introduced in iOS 11.4.1 and […]

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Belkin’s MFi-approved iPhone battery pack charges via Lightning port

July 10, 2018

Image: lili sams/mashable Belkin is solving a big pain of battery packs for the iPhone by releasing one that charges with a Lightning cable. Almost all portable battery packs charge via microUSB port, which, for an iPhone user, means bringing an additional cable in addition to the Lightning cable you need to charge the iPhone […]

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