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Apple March event: 9 headlines you probably missed

Apple March event: 9 headlines you probably missed

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You've probably heard by now that Apple introduced a budget iPhone as well as a more portable iPad Pro during its March event, but beyond those two new devices, it also announced software updates, an Apple Watch price drop, new accessories and programmes,... >>

Apple offers 26 new Apple Watch bands: See them all here

Apple offers 26 new Apple Watch bands: See them all here

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Apple is done holding its now-annual spring event in California, where it unveiled a number of new products, including a budget iPhone, more portable iPad Pro, and new Apple Watch bands alongside a price drop for its wearable. Apple revealed it will now... >>

See Apple iPad Pro 9.7-inch and more in official videos from March event

See Apple iPad Pro 9.7-inch and more in official videos from March event

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Apple has just finished holding its now-annual spring event in California, where it announced a number of new products, including a budget iPhone, more portable iPad Pro, and a price drop for the Apple Watch. You can watch the entire show unfold for yourself... >>

Apple 9.7-inch iPad Pro with Retina display announced, preorder 24 March

Apple 9.7-inch iPad Pro with Retina display announced, preorder 24 March

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Apple is now holding its spring event in California - where it just announced the "second member of the iPad Pro family". Phil Schiller, the the senior vice president of worldwide marketing at Apple, took the stage to unveil a follow-up to the monster... >>

Apple ResearchKit and CareKit: Everything you need to know

Apple ResearchKit and CareKit: Everything you need to know

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Apple wants to turn iPhones from across the world into devices that collect scientific data for medical research. Back in March 2015 the Cupertino company introduced ResearchKit during its Spring Forward event, following that up a year later with the... >>

Apple shows off iOS 9.3 features like Night Shift, updated CarPlay, Notes and more

Apple shows off iOS 9.3 features like Night Shift, updated CarPlay, Notes and more

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Apple has shown off its latest iOS 9.3 update and the most notable thing about it is a new Night Shift feature. Night Shift is basically a night mode for iOS devices, as it reduces the amount of blue light iPhones and iPads emit during the evening... >>

Apple drops Apple Watch price, unveils new watch bands and more

Apple drops Apple Watch price, unveils new watch bands and more

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Apple is now holding its spring event in California - where it just announced a new price for the Apple Watch along with fresh accessories for the year-old wrist wearable. Starting with the new watch accessories, Apple said it is coming out with a new... >>

36 Twitter accounts you just have to follow right now

36 Twitter accounts you just have to follow right now

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Twitter can be a powerful and wonderful tool. While not all of us might have jumped on board straight away, the first 140 characters were actually tweeted 10 years ago. Yes really, the social platform has been around for a whole decade now! It can educate... >>

How to watch the iPhone SE launch: Livestream details for iOS, Apple TV, Mac or PC

How to watch the iPhone SE launch: Livestream details for iOS, Apple TV, Mac or PC

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Apple has announced a special press launch for today, but you can tune in and watch live even if you aren't part of the media. The company has confirmed it will livestream its 21 March event. It is expected to unveil several new products during the keynote,... >>

No, Twitter isn't ditching the 140-character limit

No, Twitter isn't ditching the 140-character limit

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Contrary to rumours, Twitter wants you to continue tweeting in the moment. Jack Dorsey, Twitter's CEO, confirmed on The Today Show once and for all that the 140-character limit is going nowhere: "It's staying. It's a good constraint for us," Dorsey said.... >>

New PS4 known as 'PS4.5' might be coming to support 4K games

New PS4 known as 'PS4.5' might be coming to support 4K games

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A new PlayStation 4 is supposedly in the works, with the purpose of supporting 4K resolutions for games. Kotaku has claimed - citing unnamed developer sources - that Sony is developing a PS4 with more graphical power so that games can run at 4K resolution.... >>

Uber apparently wants to buy a fleet of autonomous cars in Germany

Uber apparently wants to buy a fleet of autonomous cars in Germany

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Uber is looking for a way to cut one of its biggest costs: drivers. According to Reuters, the ride-hailing app is shopping around Germany for a fleet of autonomous vehicles. We don't know how many cars it wants to purchase, but it seems to be doing a... >>

Top 20 GIFs on Tinder: Use these to woo and you'll likely get a response

Top 20 GIFs on Tinder: Use these to woo and you'll likely get a response

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Why ask someone in person to go on a pizza date when you could save face and just send them a GIF of pizza instead? Tinder in January released a major update that allows people to send GIFs to their matches, thanks to integration with GIF repository... >>

Under Armour HealthBox review: Under Whelming
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Under Armour HealthBox review: Under Whelming

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Under Armour has partnered with HTC to give us something that only the freakishly active will probably consider: UA HealthBox. This setup (which, yes, does arrive in an actual box) consists of three physical devices: UA Band, UA Scale, and UA Heart Rate.... >>

5 Lightning headphones to buy when iPhone ditches the 3.5mm jack

5 Lightning headphones to buy when iPhone ditches the 3.5mm jack

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Apple reportedly plans to ditch the headphone jack on the next iPhone. This is where you scream and curse at Apple. Done? Okay, now let's move on, talk about why, and consider the alternatives, including lightning headphones. Yes. Those are thing. They're... >>

Michael Kors smartwatches announced, as Fossil wearable onslaught continues

Michael Kors smartwatches announced, as Fossil wearable onslaught continues

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Michael Kors is getting into the wearable biz, with a fashion-centric line of Android Wear watches. The luxury brand is part of Fossil Group, and you might've heard by now that Fossil plans to launch 100 wearables in 40 countries (with support for 20... >>

Microsoft Windows 10 Mobile rollout: Which phones get it first and how?

Microsoft Windows 10 Mobile rollout: Which phones get it first and how?

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Microsoft has finally begun the rollout of Windows 10 Mobile to select Windows Phone 8.1 devices. You can download an app to see if the upgrade is available for you device, which we discuss below. Microsoft said the first phones getting the upgrade include... >>

Tag Heuer Connected doing well, new models reported for 2017

Tag Heuer Connected doing well, new models reported for 2017

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You might have up to eight different Tag Heuer Connected watches to choose from by this time next year. Shortly after teasing Hublot would be the next Swiss watchmaker to get into connected watches, the CEO of France's LVMH has announced that another... >>

Hublot might be the next Swiss watchmaker to make connected watches

Hublot might be the next Swiss watchmaker to make connected watches

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If you don't mind paying through the nose for a new gadget, you'll be stoked to learn Hublot is likely entering the smartwatch space. Swiss luxury watchmaker Hublot is currently a subsidiary of France's LVMH. Tag Heuer belongs to the same parent company,... >>

Nike is teasing new trainers that self-lace like those Back to the Future kicks

Nike is teasing new trainers that self-lace like those Back to the Future kicks

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Nike plans to sell real-life, self-lacing trainers, according to both teaser a video and a blog post it just published. Although the upcoming shoes don't look like the famous pair worn by Marty McFly in the 1989 film Back to The Future II, they do function... >>

Tidal extended its free trial by 30 days all because Kanye updated his album

Tidal extended its free trial by 30 days all because Kanye updated his album

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We usually don't say no to free stuff - especially if it's an extra month of Tidal. Tidal has begun alerting people who recently signed up for its 30-day free trial that they will now get the chance to continue using Tidal for an extra 30 days. It's basically... >>

Windows 10 Mobile release date: Microsoft might start rollout 17 March

Windows 10 Mobile release date: Microsoft might start rollout 17 March

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Windows 10 Mobile is coming - and soon. According to Venture Beat's Evan Blass, Microsoft will announce the availability of as well as release the anticipated software upgrade for Windows mobile devices on 17 March. To get Windows 10 Mobile, you'll reportedly... >>

Waze's new Planned Drives feature tells you the best time to leave for a trip

Waze's new Planned Drives feature tells you the best time to leave for a trip

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Google-owned Waze now factors in bathroom breaks when serving up travel times for road trips. Waze is a navigation app that offers turn-by-turn directions, route details, and more. It was acquired by Google three years ago. Google hasn't left Waze to... >>

Fossil's connected device lineup adds two Android Wear watches and more

Fossil's connected device lineup adds two Android Wear watches and more

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Fossil has said it will release more than 100 connected devices in 2016, so it's no surprise to learn the company has just expanded its Android Wear smartwatch lineup with two new models called the Q Wander and Q Marshal. To put these in context, Fossil... >>

Google is using VR to let you step inside this 16th-century Bruegel painting

Google is using VR to let you step inside this 16th-century Bruegel painting

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Google's latest virtual reality offering is perfect for those of you who are really into Flemish Renaissance art, or just free VR experiences. Google has an initiative, called the Google Cultural Institute, which has been trying for the last few years... >>