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iSIM, Nothing, and other MWC announcements Apple fans need to know

iSIM, Nothing, and other MWC announcements Apple fans need to know

Mobile World Congress was held this week, and if you’re an Apple fan, there was a flurry of interesting stories that you probably missed. MWC is basically an Android show, but there are still some releases and announcements that will be of interest to iPhone users. We’ve boiled a week’s worth of events down to just five announcements that Apple fans need to know:One of the biggest surprises of the show happened on day one. Android phone maker Xiaomi revealed a prototype for a pair of AR smart glasses with hand gestures, “retina-level” screens, and a fully wireless design. If it sounds like...

March 2, 2023
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The iPhone 15 Pro might finally show off the long-rumored ‘sunset’ shade

The iPhone 15 Pro might finally show off the long-rumored ‘sunset’ shade

Following a series of iPhone 15 leaks earlier this week that showed off a familiar design and display, followed by similar renders of the iPhone 15 Plus, the latest leak might be the most interesting of all: the exclusive colors for 2023. According to 9to5Mac, the hot new color for the iPhone 15 Pro this year will be dark red with a color hex of #410D0D. As you can see above, the shade much darker than the Product RED color Apple has had for years and looks like a variation of the “sunset” color that was previously rumored as far back as the iPhone 13. The iPhone Pro models have had an...

February 25, 2023
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Intel may be the only way to save the Mac Pro

Intel may be the only way to save the Mac Pro

Back when Apple announced its transition from Intel processors in June 2020, it made a couple of promises that haven’t been fulfilled. Most notably, it said the transition would be completed “in about two years,” which is either four months or eight months behind schedule, depending on when you start counting. And in addition to vowing to “continue to support and release new versions of macOS for Intel-based Macs for years to come,” which it’s done, Apple also said it “has exciting new Intel-based Macs in development.” While we did get a new 27-inch iMac with 10th-generation Intel chips...

February 21, 2023
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iPhone 14 teardown reveals ‘most substantial redesign since the X’

iPhone 14 teardown reveals ‘most substantial redesign since the X’

Earlier this year, Apple launched a new for iPhone SE, 12, and 13 models that includes genuine Apple parts and tools for anyone willing to put in a lot of work to take their iPhone apart. With the iPhone 14, Apple has taken steps to make the whole process a lot easier.According to the teardown experts iFixit, Apple has the entire inside of the iPhone 14 for seemingly one reason: repairability. As the site explains, the iPhone 14 has been “reborn as a beautiful butterfly” with removable back glass and front glass. The internal components for the iPhone 14 are all mounted onto a new midframe...

September 20, 2022
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Bizarre internet ‘dot’ glitch lets you watch ad-free YouTube vids and bypass paywalls

Bizarre internet ‘dot’ glitch lets you watch ad-free YouTube vids and bypass paywalls

Anyone who uses the internet to read stories and watch videos more than they should knows about ad blockers. But they might not know this crazy trick: If you add an extra “dot” immediately after the “.com” but before the slash, you can avoid ads on YouTube and other videos and even bypass free article reading limits on many sites., the trick has been proven to work on YouTube and several news sites that offer a limited number of free articles before throwing up a paywall. It does not work for sites that are completely subscription-supported, such as the Wall Street Journal and the Financial...

June 12, 2020
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