Want to protect your gadget? Use a USB condom

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Planning on plugging into a stranger’s computer to charge your phone? You might want to use protection.

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How Apple’s new software could change how you chat

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Love texting? Yeah, lots of iPhone users do, which is why Apple unveiled a bunch of new messaging features in its latest operating system for the iPhone and iPad: iOS 8.

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Apple to unveil iPhone 6 in August: report

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People involved in the supply chain had earlier confirmed to Reuters that there will be a 4.7-inch version of the iPhone 6 and a 5.5-inch version.

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Gold rush! Apple’s latest release sparks worldwide frenzy for blingy new iPhones

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In what has become a worldwide ritual, people lined up Friday to get their hands on Apple’s latest creation: The iPhone 5S available in a muted gold.

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Apple launches two new iPhones — and some other surprises

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After Apple CEO Tim Cook hit the stage to open Apple’s media event in Cupertino, Calif., SVP of worldwide marketing Phil Schiller announced two new iPhones: the iPhone 5C and the iPhone 5S. 

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Apple sets Sept. 10 press event — yep, new iPhones likely

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Apple just sent out its invitation to journalists for a Sept. 10 media event at the company headquarters in Cupertino, Calif. Unlike most of the company’s invites, this one contains few clues to the event’s purpose. However, new iPhones, and the promised launch of iOS 7, are presumed to be the focus.

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Apple to investigate iPhone-related death

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Apple is investigating an accident in which a Chinese woman was killed by an electric shock when answering a call on her iPhone 5 while it was charging, the U.S. technology company said on Monday.

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Apple’s iOS 7: The iPhone and iPad are changing everything … again

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On Monday, Apple kicked off its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) with a keynote event and plenty of product announcements — which included iOS 7. This new version of Apple’s popular mobile operating system has a whole new look, making your ol’ iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch feel brand-spanking-new.

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Google Maps for iOS: The best map app … since Google Maps

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As the brouhaha over Apple Maps failures reached fever pitch, rumors spiked about a new app in the works. Made by Google, it would run natively on the iPhone, bringing all of the previous features of the Google-powered Maps together with free navigation, the one thing it had been missing all these years. It seemed like a dream. Today, it is real.

Google putting final touches on iOS maps app, says report

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The Wall Street Jounal reports that Google is nearly ready to submit its Maps app to Apple for approval on iOS devices. The new app would compete directly with Apple’s poorly-received Maps. Though you can’t delete Apple native apps, the Google version would likely replace it, at least in use, for millions of iPhone owners.

Apple Easter egg reveals what Siri really thinks about certain movies

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I love virtual Easter eggs. They’re little hidden messages or jokes which are lurking inside your favorite apps, websites, games, movies, and so on. Apple even slipped some into iOS 6, the latest version of its mobile operating system, by teaching Siri to say exactly what she thinks about some movies.

Apple CEO Tim Cook apologizes for lousy iPhone Maps app

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After a week filled with complaints about the new Maps app found in iOS 6, the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system, the company’s CEO, Tim Cook, has issued an apology to customers along with a list of alternative apps.

A link to the apology appears on the Apple website, plainly labeled as “[a] letter to our customers regarding Maps.”

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iPhone 5 camera not much better than 4S cam, our tests show

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NBC News photographer Jim Seida spent a day shooting stills with the iPhone 5, along with the iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, the new Samsung Galaxy S III and a high-end point-and-shoot from Nikon, the P7000. The results? While the iPhone 5’s 8-megapixel camera performed well, it did not noticeably outperform its most recent forebear. But there was one way that the iPhone 5 clearly bested the 4S.

Apple sells over 5 million of its iPhone 5 on first weekend

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The iPhone 5 started shipping (and hitting store shelves) on Friday, Sept. 21. According to Apple, the company has sold more than five million of the new iPhone model in the three days since its debut.

“We are working hard to get an iPhone 5 into the hands of every customer who wants one as quickly as possible,” Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a press release from the Cupertino-based company. “While we have sold out of our initial supply, stores continue to receive iPhone 5 shipments regularly and customers can continue to order online and receive an estimated delivery date. We appreciate everyone’s patience and are working hard to build enough iPhone 5s for everyone.”

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Apple announces iPhone 5, new iPods

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Apple CEO Tim Cook took to the stage along with SVP of Marketing Phil Schiller Wednesday at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, to announce the iPhone 5, a new iPod Nano, a new iPod Touch and new iTunes software.




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