Apple €13 Billion Tax Verdict EU

Breaking: Apple has to pay €13 billion in unpaid taxes to Ireland, plus interest

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Breaking: Apple has to pay €13 billion in unpaid taxes to Ireland, plus interest

The European Commission on Tuesday came out with an official ruling in its investigation of Apple’s tax practices in the region. The verdict isn’t at all favorable to the iPhone maker and comes crashing in about a week before Apple’s iPhone 7 announcement party. More →

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iPhone 7 Headphone Jack Issue

These Bluetooth EarPods for the iPhone 7 better be fake

By on August 29, 2016 at 5:00 PM.

These Bluetooth EarPods for the iPhone 7 better be fake

Apple will soon unveil the iPhone 7, a smartphone that’s supposed to look almost exactly like the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s. But the device will pack better hardware, and bring over one massive change. The iPhone 7 will be the first iPhone to ship without a standard 3.5mm audio jack, and we still have no idea how Apple will deal with the matter. One solution would be wireless headphones, which Apple is reportedly working on. A new leak shows what appears to be Bluetooth EarPods that would ship with the iPhone 7. But we hope – and think – it’s fake. More →

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iPhone 6 Plus Touch Disease

Apple is already being sued over iPhone 6 ‘Touch Disease’

By on August 29, 2016 at 4:10 PM.

Apple is already being sued over iPhone 6 ‘Touch Disease’

Well, that didn’t take long. Less than a week after “Touch Disease” became a thing, Apple is already facing a class-action lawsuit over iPhone 6es which have unresponsive touchscreens and Touch ID sensors.

“Touch Disease” is the name coined by iFixit for a recurring problem with iPhone 6 and 6 Plus handsets. Owing to a design defect with the handsets, the touch controller is susceptible to physical damage, which in practice means a whole bunch of iPhones with non-working touchscreens, display problems, and faulty fingerprint readers.

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iPhone 7 Event

All the worst opinions on what Apple’s iPhone 7 announcement means

By on August 29, 2016 at 2:40 PM.

All the worst opinions on what Apple’s iPhone 7 announcement means

Today, Apple used a rejected stock photo to announce that it’s having an event on September 7. The company is all but guaranteed to release a new iPhone or two, along with possibly unveiling a new Apple Watch and/or new Macbooks. It’s all pretty straightforward.

But, because it’s Monday afternoon on the internet and we still have over a week to wait for the actual event, let’s speculate wildly about what those colorful dots might actually mean.

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iPhone 7

From the iPhone 7 to the Apple Watch 2, here’s everything we expect Apple to announce next week

By on August 29, 2016 at 2:16 PM.

From the iPhone 7 to the Apple Watch 2, here’s everything we expect Apple to announce next week

Earlier today, Apple sent out official invitations for a special event set to take place on September 7 at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, California. While Apple’s iPhone 7 will undoubtedly be the primary focus of the event, it wouldn’t be all that surprising to see Apple take the opportunity to announce some other new products as well.

To help get you up to speed regarding what Apple likely has in store for us come September 7, we’ve put together a short but sweet summary highlighting all of the potential new products Apple may introduce to the world next week.

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Best Free iPhone Apps

10 paid iPhone apps on sale for free today

10 paid iPhone apps on sale for free today

By on August 29, 2016 at 1:01 PM.

Next week is when Apple is expected to unveil its new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, which are rumors to come with twice the storage of the company’s current iPhones. That means up to 256GB of space just waiting to be filled with apps, and we’ll help you on your quest to fill all that extra space with today’s list of 10 paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free for a limited time. More →

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Apple iPhone 7 Event Invite

Here comes the iPhone 7: Apple just sent invites for a big event on September 7th

Here comes the iPhone 7: Apple just sent invites for a big event on September 7th

By on August 29, 2016 at 12:11 PM.

Following the endless stream of leaks over the past few months, there might not be anything left to announce. But nevertheless, Apple made its September 7th event official today when it sent out invites to members of the press.

As usual, the company didn’t confirm anything that would be revealed at the event in the invite, but we’re fairly certain the iPhone 7 will take center stage.

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iPhone 7 Rumors

Official specs for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus might have just leaked

Official specs for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus might have just leaked

By on August 29, 2016 at 12:04 PM.

Apple’s new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are set to be unveiled next week during an event expected to take place on Wednesday, September 7th. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you probably already knew that. In fact, you likely knew that even if you have been living under a rock. Nothing in the tech world garners anywhere near as much attention as a new iPhone launch, and this year has been the same as previous years despite the ongoing storyline among some blogs that suggest Apple’s new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are going to be “boring.”

Well, boring or not — we’re thinking “not,” and we explained why in a recent post — Apple’s new iPhone 7 lineup will be the biggest launch of the year, and a steady stream of leaks have painted a pretty clear picture of what we can expect. Now, on top of everything else, a new leak may have just revealed official specs for Apple’s new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. More →

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iOS 10 Features

7 hidden iOS 10 features iPhone users can look forward to

7 hidden iOS 10 features iPhone users can look forward to

By on August 29, 2016 at 11:02 AM.

The forthcoming release of iOS 10 will introduce a number of compelling new features that should help users with even older iPhone models feel like they have a fresh new device. While Apple showed off many of iOS 10’s more dramatic new features at WWDC this year, it naturally didn’t have time to cover every single change and design tweak.

Not to worry, we’ve been playing with an endless stream of iOS 10 betas over the past few weeks and have steadily been taking note of some of the more intriguing, helpful and lesser-known iOS 10 features iPhone and iPad users can expect to see later this fall. Earlier this month, we covered seven awesome iOS 10 features that users can look forward to, including a nifty storage optimization feature that should hopefully make things easier for users still straddled with 16GB devices. Well today we’re back with yet another installment of cool iOS 10 features that may have escaped your attention.

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iPhone 7 Rumors

Leaked photos of iPhone 7 in blue remind us of the biggest remaining mystery

Leaked photos of iPhone 7 in blue remind us of the biggest remaining mystery

By on August 29, 2016 at 9:18 AM.

Ladies and gentlemen, we are now just over one week away from seeing Apple announce its next-generation iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus smartphones. It’s been a wild ride leading up to Apple’s official unveiling event, just as the case has been in previous years. Leak after leak painted a picture of Apple’s new iPhone 7 lineup and while there have been a few discrepancies here and there, we pretty much know exactly what to expect at this point.

Of course, there are still a few mysteries that have yet to be solved, and a new set of leaked iPhone 7 photos reminds us of the biggest one we have left. More →

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Surface Pro 4 vs. MacBook Air

Microsoft keeps mocking the MacBooks it uses as quality benchmarks

By on August 29, 2016 at 7:45 AM.

Microsoft keeps mocking the MacBooks it uses as quality benchmarks

Both Microsoft and Apple are preparing to launch new laptops this year, but it’s only the Redmond-based company that’s making a big fuss about its existing lineup. In a hilarious attack on the Mac, Microsoft says – well, sings – that the Macs are less useful, just like as a hat for your cat. The 30-second ad is funny, but also rather ironic, as Microsoft is making fun of the devices that it also happens to praise.

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Apple Watch 2 Specs Battery Life

Apple tipped to fix one of the worst things about the Apple Watch

By on August 29, 2016 at 6:50 AM.

Apple tipped to fix one of the worst things about the Apple Watch

The Apple Watch experience is not perfect, but the device remains the best wearable money can buy. Apple will further improve the overall Watch experience this fall once watchOS 3 is launched. But the worst thing about the Apple Watch will only be fixed once the Apple Watch 2 becomes available, a new leak from Asia indicates. More →

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