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Apple, the good design company, bundles its Apple TV with a pitch-black and horizontally symmetrical remote. This means that if you can find the remote in the dark, you're likely to grab it by the wrong end, grasping the touchpad and clicking the wrong button. Thankfully you can fix that by attaching an ugly spot of colour to your remote.

Shared from Gizmodo

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Big news for lovers of the iPhone SE, a franken-gadget made of old Apple parts and billed as a more affordable iOS device: It appears that the budget iPhone lineup is finally going to get its first refresh two years after the original model hit the market. The announcement could come as early as WWDC in June. In fact, Apple might be announcing several new iPhones.

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Apple makes some good-looking computers: they're made of aluminium, have impressive displays, and always push the envelope in one way or another (for better or worse). That doesn't mean they're easy to interact with. Ever try to plug something into an iMac? Yeah.

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Reports say that Apple has cut back orders with Inventec, the company that makes the HomePod. While pre-orders were strong, after the initial rush Apple has struggled to keep things moving along. It seems that the market is reacting to the high price and mediocre intelligence of Apple's foray into the world of connected speakers.

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iOS: Every time you plug your iPhone into a computer, you see the same pop-up on your phone asking if you should "Trust" it. This may seem like a harmless question, but by granting trust to computers, you're essentially giving them access to everything on your iPhone, including photos, videos, contacts and "other content".

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In a move reminiscent of Apple infamous "Error 53" problem, where the update to iOS 9.2.1 caused iPhones that had been repaired stopped working, it seems that iPhones that have a had a non-Apple display replacement are being rendered useless. The issue seems to be limited to the recently released iPhone 8 where the display has been replaced by a third-party and then upgraded to iOS 11.3.

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The Kindle app lets you read your ebooks purchased on Amazon, of course, but it has other useful functions you might not know about. Things like creating flashcards to help you study, importing free classic books to read, and saving articles to read offline later.

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Apple doesn't make it easy to figure out what apps you've subscribed to on iOS — go figure. In fact, just remembering where to go to see your subscriptions (and cancel them, if need be) usually requires a trip to your favourite search engine. Or, at least, it did.

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With the Galaxy S9, Samsung has vaulted to the top of 'New Phone' pile with consumers once again asked to decide which manufacturer gets their hard-earned bucks. The S9 is a step up from the S8, but how does it stack up with Apple's iPhone X?

It's Apple vs Samsung, flagship vs flagship; who comes out on top?

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If you want to do anything with your smartphone beyond the basics, there's no reason not to go Android. So, as someone who has not only owned some form of hand-built computer since age 15, but worked at a PC enthusiast magazine for five years — including being editor of the darn thing — why on Earth am I using an iPhone 5s and before that, an iPhone 4? It's complicated... but also not.

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If you're waiting for Apple's next generation Mac Pro, you're going to have to be patient. After ditching the the previous "revolutionary" model as a result of some design decisions that didn't play out as expected, Apple was forced into dropping their high-end system and boosting the iMac line with the iMac Pro. But the all new Mac Pro, which was announced a year ago and anticipated this year, isn't coming till 2019.

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Schools are a notoriously challenging environment for technology. Aside from the potential issues that arise from devices being dropped and mistreated, there are the risks of damage from liquids in the science lab, dirt and water out in the gardens many schools now have and misdirected balls from the playground. And that means the repairability of devices factors into the buying decisions when school IT departments choose tech.

iFixIt has completed their teardown of the new iPad, released last week, revealing some good news but some challenges when it comes to repairing Apple's latest tablet.

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Apple has never been scared to break with the past in order to move ahead. When they moved from Mac OS 9 to OS X/macOS, they offered some backwards compatibility but terminated that once they figured users had enough time to update. They did the same when they shifted from the Power PC platform to Intel processors in 2005, providing Rosetta as a way for older PowerPC apps to run on the new processors. And if reports are correct, we can expect another transition as Apple moves from Intel to their own processor platform.