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by Maura at Jan 12, 2018
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Niantic announces monthly Pokemon Go community day.JPG

Niantic has announced today that it is to hold a monthly Pokémon Go Community Day event that will be dedicated to Pokémon Go Trainers.

According to Niantic, this will give Trainers around the world the chance to meet and make friends with other members of the Pokémon Go community at their local parks.

Each month, the Pokémon Go Community Day event will feature a special Pokémon that will appear frequently all around the world for just a few hours. If you manage to catch this special Pokémon during the event, it will have an exclusive move. Other bonuses will also be available during the event, including increased XP or Stardust. Lure Modules will also be activated for 3 hours on Community Day.
by Maura at Jan 12, 2018
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Apple talked with AR glasses suppliers at CES.JPG

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) has been taking place in Las Vegas this past week, and according to a new report from Bloomberg, via AppleInsider, Apple has met with several different AR glasses suppliers at the show this year. Apparently Google, Facebook, Snap, and Xiaomi have also all taken meetings with AR reps, and Samsung and LG have already ordered some components to built prototypes.

Bloomberg’s sources were tight-lipped about which companies Apple held meetings with, which is standard operating procedure as far as Apple is concerned, as the company often forbids potential business partners from revealing anything at all about any forthcoming arrangements with Apple. And what rep is going to want to risk a huge deal with Apple to talk about any such deal...
by Maura at Jan 11, 2018
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iPhone 6 Plus battery replacement delayed due to supply shortages.JPG

MacRumors reports today that an internal document that was sent to Apple Stores and Apple Authorised Service Providers and seen by MacRumors states that iPhone 6 Plus replacement batteries are in scarce supply and therefore will not be available to customers until late March/early April in the US and other territories.

It seems like the iPhone 6 Plus is the most badly affected by the stock shortage, as the document says that there is a shorter wait of around 2 weeks for replacement batteries for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s Plus, and that there is no delay for battery replacements for iPhone 6s, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, and iPhone SE.

Apple also said in the memo that lead times for available batteries will vary in certain territories such as the Middle East, Africa,...
by Maura at Jan 11, 2018
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Complaint of iPhone X pulling some users' hair out.JPG

Yes, as bizarre as the headline sounds, it seems that, according to BGR, some iPhone X owners have been complaining on various social media platforms that their phones are pulling their hair out, including facial hair. And in fact, this is actually so much of a real thing that Apple is already replacing iPhone X units for this very reason.

The problem apparently stems from the iPhone X mute switch and bezel gap, that tugs on the hair when you hold the phone up to your ear. Here’s a Reddit user talking about the issue:

“Mine [iPhone X] pulls my hair several times a day while it’s held up to my head. It’s really starting to piss me off. I called Apple, and they will do a replacement on it, but I am just curious if mine is a fluke or if it is a design issue.”

by Maura at Jan 11, 2018
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Confide app comes up with way to prevent screenshots.JPG

AppleInsider reports that secure messaging app Confide has designed a way to stop messages that appear in its iOS app being saved as screenshots.

Confide is apparently a popular app with journalists and politicians due to its privacy features, including end-to-end encryption and deleting messages and files. However, the fact that it is possible to take screenshots of messages in the app meant that it was not totally water-tight in terms of privacy, and that people could have records of private messages even if they were deleted.

Now, however, Confide has announced on its blog that it has solved that problem by launching its new ScreenShield technology, where when you take a screenshot of a message in Confide, you will only see a blank screen in the actual...
by Maura at Jan 10, 2018
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Jimmy Iovine says he is definitely not leaving Apple.JPG

In an exclusive report from Variety, Jimmy Iovine has totally refuted rumours that we reported on last week that said he would be leaving Apple in August.
Iovine was making the comments at the Grammy Museum on Monday night where he was attending a...
by Maura at Jan 10, 2018
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Niantic to discontinue support for Pokemon Go on pre-iOS 11 devices.JPG

Pokémon Go creator Niantic announced today that with a forthcoming update to Pokémon Go, it will discontinue support for any Apple devices that can’t be upgraded to iOS 11, which includes the likes of iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, 3rd and 4th generation iPads, 1st generation iPad mini, and iPad 2. The company says that it is making the move due to the improvements that it is introducing to the game, which push it “beyond the capabilities of the operating systems on such devices.” If you’re an avid Pokémon Go player and still playing the game on one of those older iPhones, you’ve got until February 28 to get a new phone or iPad that is capable of running iOS 11, which is basically anything later than iPhone 5s, as the change will happen on that date, and from then onwards,...
by Maura at Jan 10, 2018
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iPhone X sold very well in key territories at launch.JPG

According to new data from Kantar Worldpanel, via AppleInsider, the iPhone X sold extremely well during its November launch period, coming out on top in three major markets, namely, Japan, Great Britain, and Urban China.

In Japan, the iPhone X had 18.2 % of sales, followed in second place by the iPhone 8 with 17.2%. In Great Britain, the iPhone X had 14.4% of sales, representing Apple’s best November figures for 3 years. The total iPhone line-up in Great Britain had 49.4% of sales.

In urban China, the iPhone X had 6% of sales, which, although a lower figure than in some other territories, was still high enough to beat the iPhone’s main competition in China, Huawei and Xiaomi. Many of those iPhone X buyers were apparently new to iPhone, having switched from other...
by Maura at Jan 9, 2018
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Refurbished 10.5 inch iPad Pro arrives in Apple online store.JPG

If you’ve been waiting to buy a 10.5-inch iPad Pro, then now might be a good time to visit the online Apple Refurbished store, as that particular model has just been added to the store in the US and Canada, according to MacRumors.

You can choose from approximately 20 different configurations, such as those with Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi + Cellular. Prices are approximately 15% less than standard retail prices. Some examples of pricing include $549 for Wi-Fi models with 64GB storage, which represents a saving of $100; and $649 and $849 for 256GB and 512GB Wi-Fi-only models, saving $150 and $200, respectively.

As with all official Apple refurbished devices, the 10.5-inch iPad Pro models all have a standard 1-year Apple warranty, with all products being inspected, tested,...
by Maura at Jan 9, 2018
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iPhone SE 2 could have glass back according to leaked images.JPG

The International Business Times writes today about a rumour that has emerged on Chinese microblogging site Weibo that the rumoured iPhone SE 2, which is thought to be launching this year, will have an all-glass back. The story also included a photo of what looks like four new iPhone SE glass backs, complete with vertical cameras, as well as literature that provides details about the glass panels.

The source for the leak does not provide any information about the new SE phones name, but does say that the phone actually looks better than last year’s iPhone 8.

While the current iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus all have glass backs, primarily to enable wireless charging, the current iPhone SE has a mainly aluminium case, although it does have glass panels on the...