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Hey look, the iPhone’s Dynamic Island has come to … Android?!?

Apple recently caused a lot of excitement when it unveiled the Dynamic Island feature for its iPhone 14 Pro devices. And now it’s come to Android (sort of).
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Google Fi adds 5G coverage for more countries plus hotspot tethering for iPhones

Google Fi is getting a boost this month in the form of 5G coverage in more countries plus additional new features for Pixel and selected Samsung smartphones, and finally, the debut of hotspot tethering to iPhones. We’ve got the details for you after the break. The number of countries covered by Google Fi’s 5G coverage […]

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Apple will reportedly no longer fix iPhones flagged as stolen or missing

Apple technicians will decline to fix iPhones that had been reported as stolen or lost, according to MacRumors. The tech giant has reportedly sent out a memo to Apple Stores and authorized providers not to accept a device for repair if they get a notice on their internal MobileGenius or GSX systems that the phone had been marked as missing. Presumably, that means technicians will check a device's IMEI against the GSMA Device Registry when a customer brings it in for repair. 

The GSMA registry is a global database where owners can register their devices' IMEI and designate a status for them, such as whether they'd been lost, stolen or were fraudulently obtained. This move expands Apple's existing policy to decline repairs for devices whose owners cannot disable the Find My iPhone feature. It could discourage more people from buying second-hand devices outside of official and authorized sources in case they unknowingly end up with a stolen unit. That said, users could just as easily go to a third-party repair shop that doesn't care where they got their devices from. 

Apple's iPhones have become increasingly cost-prohibitive over the years, giving rise to a market for second-hand units. According to a recent Bloomberg report, though, the tech giant is working on a subscription service for the iPhone and other hardware to make regular upgrades more accessible with monthly fees and no huge upfront costs. 

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Google adds a private locked photos folder to iPhones for ‘personal’ photos

Google rolls out a slew of privacy-focused tools for Android and iOS in honor of Cybersecurity Awareness Month.
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You can now move WhatsApp messages between Apple’s iPhones and Google’s Pixels

Google just made switching to Android easier with a new tool that brings your WhatsApp messages along for the ride.
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Apple confirms its new iPhones will be delayed by a ‘few weeks’

For years, people have been buying brand new iPhones in September, typically weeks after a splashy press conference at Apple’s ring-shaped headquarters. Not so, this year. During a customary post-earnings conference call, Luca Maestri — the company’s…
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FBI asks Apple to help unlock iPhones of suspected naval station shooter

The FBI is once again asking Apple to help it access iPhones for the sake of an investigation. The bureau has sent a letter to Apple's general counsel requesting the company's help in unlocking the two iPhones of Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, the man be…
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Roland’s app can sync four iPhones to shoot multi-camera videos

Aspiring filmmakers on a shoestring budget have few options. Roland, the music company, has released a new iOS app that it says will allow users to create professional-quality video without equipment. The 4XCameraMaker app works by connecting the cam…
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Apple says slower performance of older iPhones is intentional

You're not alone if you've noticed a slowdown in the performance of your older iPhone. The thing is, it may be more related to your battery than the phone itself. After a post on Reddit and a followup by benchmarking software Geekbench's founder, App…
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Weekly Rewind: Emoji freeze iPhones, Tesla taps solar power, Samsung scandals soar

In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on that it’s almost impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of everything. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top 10 tech stories from this week.

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New Apple patent filing suggests wireless charging is still a part of the iPhone’s future

While Apple has repeatedly said that it isn’t sure wireless charging adds convenience for consumers, that’s not stopping internal development by any means. Could it finally arrive in iPhone 8?

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Weekly Rewind: How to become a cyborg, super strong iPhones, and more

In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on, in fact, that it’s almost impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of everything. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top 10 tech stories.

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Apple iOS 9: It’s coming on September 16 with deep 3D Touch integration for new iPhones

Apple will release iOS 9, the next version of its mobile operating system, on September 16. It has revealed the all the details about the new features it will contain, including how it will work with 3D Touch. Here’s what you need to know.

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