Apple’s new iPhone SE packs the latest specs into a tiny shell

Buying a smaller iPhone doesn’t have to mean settling for disappointing specifications anymore. With its new iPhone SE, Apple is packing its latest features and technologies into a compact shell to provide those who prefer smaller screens with the very best it has to offer. iPhone SE looks almost identical to iPhone 5s, but it’s an entirely different […]

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Why won’t Apple build a game-worthy Mac? [Friday Night Fights]

Mac users needn’t bother pre-ordering an Oculus Rift headset because they can’t use it. According to Oculus founder Palmer Luckey, that’s because none of the machines Apple offers are powerful enough to meet its recommended specifications. They’re not powerful enough to play the latest games at high-settings, either. Even if you spend thousands on a high-end […]

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Kanye surfs Pirate Bay after attacking illegal downloads

Oh, the irony! Just days after Kanye West threatened legal action against The Pirate Bay for offering his latest album, “The Life of Pablo,” the self-proclaimed genius has been caught browsing the site for music production software. “Checking my background, it’s ironic what’s happening,” rapped Kanye on the Snoop Dogg track “Eyes Closed.” What he […]

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Does Android’s innovation boom put iPhone to shame? [Friday Night Fight]

After Samsung and LG announced exciting new iPhone rivals at Mobile World Congress this week, we’ve had heated debates behind the scenes here over whether Apple’s smartphone can still compete against the big guns in an increasingly competitive smartphone market. Without features like wireless charging, water-resistance, and expandable storage, will it be harder for Apple to […]

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Our Android guy says Apple should help the FBI [Friday Night Fight]

Apple’s fight against the FBI continues to dominate headlines, with the company standing firm to protect its beliefs and the privacy of its users. But should it really be doing more to help law enforcement agencies? No one who uses Apple products wants it to compromise the security of iOS by creating dangerous backdoors, but should it be working […]

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How Intel’s Skylake processors will supercharge your MacBook

This year’s MacBook and MacBook Pro upgrades are expected to bring Intel’s latest Skylake processors. Delivering more than just speed improvements, the new chips will bring far greater performance, graphics and battery life to Apple’s notebook lineup for 2016. Here’s what makes those Skylake processors so special — and how they’ll supercharge that new Mac […]

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Should Apple ever release a budget iPhone?

Speculation surrounding a “budget” iPhone died out when Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller promised it would never happen. But with iPhone 6s demand allegedly falling and the global smartphone market becoming increasingly saturated, could a more affordable phone give Apple a security net? Could it prevent the iPhone business from stagnating in the same way the iPad business has? […]

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