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Apple Watch, AirPods, and Other Apple Goods to Be Exempt From China Tariffs

The Apple Watch, AirPods, and some other Apple products will be exempted from a proposed $200 billion tariff on Chinese goods, reports Bloomberg. An updated list of products affected by the tariffs is expected to be released today, and it will not include a product category that covers Apple Watch, AirPods, and other smart watches …

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Snapchat is opening up your shared Stories to media partners

Snapchat is opening up public, user-submitted videos to the "Our Stories" feature to its media partners. Soon, the likes of CNN and NBC News will pull from public videos to supplement their own stories. Deadline writes that media companies using Snap… Source: Engadget | Snapchat is opening up your shared Stories to media partners

'Dummy' 6.1-inch LCD iPhone Images Reposted on Social Media as Alleged iPhone Xc 'Prototypes'

Over the weekend, mobile leaker Benjamin Geskin reposted a series of images supposedly showing “prototypes” of Apple’s forthcoming 6.1-inch LCD iPhone in three colors. The images were in fact first shared by Slashleaks on September 6, when they were described as “clones” of Apple’s upcoming mid-tier LCD iPhone. Despite that, on Sunday Geskin re-shared an …

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Instagram's emoji shortcuts help you comment in record time

If you can't post comments without tossing in at least one emoji to make your feelings clear, you'll be glad to know that Instagram has your back. After months of testing, Instagram has introduced an emoji shortcut bar on Android and iOS that offers… Source: Engadget | Instagram's emoji shortcuts help you comment in record …

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Dozens of iPhone Apps 'Constantly' Sending Location Data to Data Monetization Firms

Dozens of popular iPhone apps are sharing the location data of millions of mobile devices with third-party data monetization firms, according to a group of security researchers called GuardianApp (via TechCrunch). The apps in question are mostly news, weather, and fitness apps that require access to location data to work properly, but then share that …

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Proposed Tariffs Will Impact Apple Watch, AirPods, HomePod, Mac Mini and More

A proposed $200 billion tariff on Chinese goods would affect the Apple Watch, AirPods, HomePod, Beats headphones, AirPort routers, Apple Pencil, Magic Mouse and Magic Keyboard, MacBooks, Mac mini, and a selection of cables, chargers, and adapters, Apple said today in a letter sent to the U.S. government. Apple’s letter urges the Trump administration not …

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Apple to Launch a Global Law Enforcement Web Portal to Streamline Data Requests by End of 2018 [Updated]

Apple this week announced it will be launching a dedicated web portal for authenticated law enforcement officers to submit lawful requests for data, track requests, and obtain responsive data from the company by the end of 2018. Photo: Alejandro Mejía Greene via Flickr/Creative Commons Apple also said it is building a team of professionals dedicated …

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Apple's AirPort Utility App Finally Gains Support for iPhone X Display

Just ahead of when Apple plans to release new 2018 iPhones, the company has quietly updated its AirPort Utility app to introduce support for the longer display of the iPhone X. AirPort Utility is one of the last remaining Apple apps that have gone for months without an iPhone X update. For those unfamiliar with …

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Reason Compact puts a free music synthesizer on your phone

While Propellerhead's Reason is a staple editing tool among many musicians, you've never really had access to it on the phone — just narrowly-focused apps. The company is giving you something a little more powerful this time around, though. It's l… Source: Engadget | Reason Compact puts a free music synthesizer on your phone

Instagram Announces Support for Two-Factor Authentication Apps and Streamlined Account Verification

Instagram today announced several new security enhancements that are being implemented to make the social network safer for all users. Starting soon, Instagram is implementing support for third-party authenticator apps, which will allow them to be used for two-factor verification purposes in lieu of a phone number. Instagram has supported two-factor authentication for some time, …

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Kuo: No Apple Pencil Support for 2018 iPhones, Upcoming 6.1-Inch Model to Be Slightly Delayed

Apple’s upcoming 2018 iPhone models will not support the Apple Pencil because it does not offer a “good user experience,” according to respected Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo who shared the information in a note sent out to investors. Kuo believes that Apple will announce the three new iPhones expected in 2018 during the week of …

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Snapchat update leaked some of its iOS app's source code

Snap's user losses aren't the only things the company has had to worry about as of late. A spokesperson has confirmed to Motherboard that a May update for the Snapchat iOS app exposed a "small amount" of its source code, and that someone posted that… Source: Engadget | Snapchat update leaked some of its iOS …

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Kano's New Harry Potter Coding Kit Lets Fans Build a Wand to Learn Coding

Kano today announced the launch of the new Harry Potter Kano Coding Kit, which was developed in partnership with Warner Bros. Using the coding kit, Harry Potter fans will be able to follow step-by-step instructions to build a wand, learning about sensors, data, and coding along the way. The wand includes a gyroscope, accelerometer, and …

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'Doppler' Music Player Now Lets Users Import Tracks From Safari and Edit Album Info

Doppler received a significant update today, bringing some notable track and album features to the increasingly popular third-party music playing app for iPhone. For those unfamiliar, Doppler offers mobile users an alternative way to experience their music library, sporting an adaptive minimalist interface with an emphasis on reliable offline playback, and built-in support for importing …

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