Day: November 23, 2017

Black Friday 2017: The Best Deals on iPhones, iPads, Apple Watch, Macs, and More

Thanksgiving is well underway in the United States, and Black Friday deals online and at brick and mortar stores are starting to go live across the country. Major retail stores like Target, Best Buy, and Walmart will be opening their doors this evening, while many online-only deals are already live. Below, we’ve rounded up some …

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iPhone X Will Cost Over $2,100 in Brazil When Released in South America Next Month

Apple has updated its website to indicate that the iPhone X launches in three additional Latin American countries in early December. Namely, the iPhone X will be released in Colombia starting December 1, Chile on December 7, and Brazil on December 8. The device will be available from select carriers and authorized resellers in each …

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Apple's Black Friday Event Begins in Australia and New Zealand With Free Gift Cards Worth Up to $210

Apple’s one-day Black Friday shopping event is now live in Australia and New Zealand, offering customers free Apple Store gift cards worth up to A$210 or NZ$210 with the purchase of selected new Apple products today. The deals are available through Apple’s online store, and at Apple retail stores in Australia, through November 24. Apple’s …

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iPhone X Shipping Estimates Improve to 1 to 2 Weeks Across Europe and Asia

Shipping estimates for the iPhone X have improved across Europe and Asia today, with many regional online Apple stores now quoting delivery within the first eight days of December. France, Belgium, Germany, Netherlands, Czech Republic, and the United Kingdom now all show shipping dates between December 1 and December 8, suggesting Apple’s production ramp-up efforts …

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U.K. Government Targets Tech Giants Like Apple and Amazon Over Tax Payments

The U.K. government announced in Wednesday’s annual budget that it plans to clamp down on tax avoidance by increasing the tax it collects from online giants such as Apple and Amazon. In his Treasury speech to the Commons, Chancellor Philip Hammond said income tax would be charged on royalties relating to U.K. sales, even when …

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Writing App 'Ulysses' Gets iPhone X Redesign and Face ID Text Library Lock Support

Popular writing program Ulysses received an update to its iOS app today, bringing a revised interface and full compatibility with iPhone X. Various interactions in the Ulysses UI have been reworked, and the app now fully complies with the all-screen design of the iPhone X’s OLED display. Beyond the changes induced by the iPhone X …

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Apple Supplier Foxconn Halts Interns' Illegal Overtime at iPhone X Factory in China

Apple supplier Foxconn says it has stopped interns from working illegal overtime at its factory in China, after reports emerged that at least six students worked eleven-hour days on iPhone X production lines. Today’s announcement follows a Financial Times report earlier this week that revealed around 3,000 students worked at its iPhone X assembly plant …

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Amazon 'Echo Buttons' Trivia Game Accessories Now Available to Pre-Order

Amazon has made its Echo Buttons, the company’s “first Alexa gadgets”, available to pre-order on its U.S. website. First announced in September, the $20 accessories come in packs of two and are designed to allow Amazon Echo owners to play family trivia games with the voice-activated smart speakers. About 3 inches (76mm) wide and 1.5 …

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Facebook Tests Yet Another Snapchat-Like Feature With Messenger 'Streaks'

Facebook is continuing its seemingly relentless trend of copying Snapchat with the testing of a new feature that plays on the latter’s chat streak challenge, which encourages users to “keep your streak going” when messaging friends. Facebook Messenger streaks include an emoji status to indicate friends that a user is currently in a streak with …

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Overcast Podcast App Gains New 'Black' Dark Theme, End of Episode Sleep Timer, and More

Popular third-party iOS podcast app Overcast reached version 4.0.1 on Thursday, bringing some much-requested features including a new true-black dark theme and sleep timer option. New Black dark theme compared to Light theme with System font option enabled The new Black theme, shown above, joins the existing Light and Dark themes, and has been designed …

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