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iPhones Are More Than Just a Luxury. For Many, They’re a Healthcare Investment

iPhones continue to be the most accessible phone option for individuals with disabilities, and they help people maintain their independence every single day.

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Pokémon GO, iPhones, and Stranger Things Top 2016’s Google Searches

We're nearing the end of 2016 (good riddance), and that means that everyone who collects extensive, more-than-a-little-creepy data about our habits is putting together their year-end lists. While social media may be huge, Google is still a force to be reckoned with in terms of how users experience the Internet, and a few things dominated the site's search results this year.

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Samsung’s Quest to Beat the iPhone Led the Galaxy Note 7 to Blow Up (Literally)

Who's to blame for the fact that millions of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones have gotten recalled from customers, due to the fact that some of them have exploded? ... Apple! Okay, not really. It's Samsung's fault for rushing their launch ahead of the iPhone 7 release.

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Apple’s Headphone Jack Removal Isn’t Such a Big Deal, but Does It Make Any Sense?

Back when Apple removing the iPhone's headphone jack was just a rumor, I wrote about how all the commotion over the change was likely unnecessary. Now that it has happened, and we know the specifics, it's even clearer that it's really not a big deal, but what's not really clear is exactly what prospective iPhone 7 owners stand to gain from it.

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iPhone 7 Announced With Upgrades and No Headphone Jack; “Airpod” Headphones Debut

Apple has finally announced the iPhone 7, and they focused a lot on the device's design and new, sleek finish. There were also new features, of course, so let's take a look at what was announced.

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Everything You Need to Know About Today’s iPhone 7 Announcement

Today, Apple is holding an event to announce the iPhone 7 (and 7 Plus), which has been the object of speculation—and leaked details—for some time. While some changes with the new model are all but known, plenty of it is still a mystery, so here's a helpful guide to prep yourself for the announcement.

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These Super-Spy Sunglasses Will Make Your iPhone Screen Invisible to Onlookers

Celal Göger, a smartphone repair specialist in Turkey, has invented a very impressive gadget in his free time. It's a pair of sunglasses that allows the wearer to see what's on their iPhone screen, while simultaneously masking that screen from anyone else's eyes.

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Apple’s Next iPhone Might Finally Be Ditching the 16GB Storage Option

Just in time for 32GB not to seem like enough!

As someone who owns a 16GB iPhone 6, it definitely feels like a storage size from a bygone era. Though it's enough for me, it's far from plenty, even though my app, music, and video habits are hardly demanding in terms of storage space. For many people 16GB isn't enough at all, which forces them to pay significantly more to stick with iPhones—but that may all change with Apple's next model.

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Apple Patent Could Prevent Phones From Recording Video at Concerts and More

Or we could just all agree not to be jerks. ... Pfffffft.

It was already hard enough to see over a sea of other people's heads at concerts (if you're standing in general admission, anyway), and then smartphones became a thing, and we've all had to adjust to moving our heads into juuuust the right position to see around everyone's screens and arms as they hold their phones up to record video and make their friends jealous on the Internet. Now, Apple's been awarded a patent to put a stop to the amateur documentarians.

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Software Trick Gives Any Smartphone Apple’s New 3D Touch Feature

Use the Force Phone.

New iPhones have less and less going for them now that smartphones are a pretty ubiquitous product with a relatively standard set of features, but one of their latest new bells and/or whistles was "3D Touch," a feature that senses how much force is applied when touching the screen. It requires special hardware to pull off, so it couldn't be enabled on all phones with a simple software update—or so we thought.

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iTunes Could Delete Your Music Library, But Apple Doesn’t Know What’s Causing The Problem

Apple users are complaining that a bug in the iTunes software is causing their entire music libraries to get erased--but while the company has said it is going to be releasing an update to the app in order to try and combat the problem, it doesn't appear as though Apple has any idea what's really causing the issue.

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Privacy Rights for the Deceased: Do You Want Your Family To Unlock Your Phone When You Die?

If you want your family to be able to unlock your iPhone when you die, you should probably tell someone the password now, because Apple probably won't.

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Apple’s Working on a Fix for the iOS 9.3 Link Bug You Might Be Dealing With

Someone call Ganon. Gotta fix a Link problem. ... What?

It's always best to wait and let over-eager users and technophiles check out a new software upgrade first and see if they run into any issues before going through with it yourself. iOS 9.3 recently demonstrated the value of this principle when a simple feature allowing links to open in apps instead of Safari caused app crashes and an inability to click links. For those affected, Apple is working on a fix.

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The FBI Has a New “Possible Method” to Unlock iPhones, Postpones Apple Trial

Less than 24 hours before today's hearing between the FBI and Apple, the FBI asked to postpone until April 5th, explaining that "an outside party demonstrated to the FBI a possible method" for unlocking the iPhone. In other words, the FBI may no longer need Apple's help in developing this hypothetical backdoor.

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Apple Announces New 4-Inch iPhone With 6s Power, 9.7 Inch iPad Pro, Cheaper Apple Watch

Apple is holding one of its big announcement events today, and that's brought with it the reveal of the rumored smaller edition of the newer iPhones with the iPhone SE.

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Use This Last Week Tonight Segment to Help Everyone Understand Apple’s Encryption Battle

Technology is hard.

No matter how legislators and law enforcement may try to reduce it to simple "logic," encryption is a complicated issue, and the fact remains that there just isn't a way to make sure encrypted data is only encrypted when the "bad guys" come for it. Here to help us explain is John Oliver.

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The iPhone Is Probably Losing Its Headphone Jack, and I Feel Fine

It's a move that's been rumored for past iPhone updates, but a relatively reliable Japanese source now says it's really happening on the next edition: the standard headphone jack will be gone. People across the Internet are losing it over the small change—literally, the reason is to make the iPhone smaller. Thinner, to be specific. Really, though, everyone should calm down.

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iOS 9 Is so Secure That Zerodium Offers $1 Million for a Jailbreak

Has anyone tried touching it and yelling, "1, 2, 3, jailbreak"?

With the release of the iPhone 6s (and 6s Plus) just around the corner and iOS 9 freshly installed on many Apple fans' devices, the race to find a way to jailbreak the new software—allowing users to install whatever they want/wind up with viruses on an incredibly secure device—is on. And this time around, that race is being funded by Zerodium to the tune of $1 million.

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Apple Event Roundup: All the Big iPad Pro, Apple TV, & iPhone 6s Announcements

Apple held their event today to announce this year's new line of iPhones, but other gadgets like the iPad Pro and new AppleTV stole the show. In case you missed it, here's a rundown of the most important bits:

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