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Apple Announces Free iPhone X Display Repair Program For Ghost Touch Issue, Here’s What You Need To Know

By | November 11th, 2018

Over a year after its release, the iPhone X has a new display replacement program going live, with Apple announcing that it will replace iPhone X displays that exhibit the ghost touch issue.

This new replacement program is for something that has actually been a problem for the last year or so, with some iPhone X units experiencing issues with the responsiveness of their displays. Some users even reported that their displays were exhibiting phantom touches, with the screen registering a touch when one hadn’t been initiated. Now, Apple says that it will replace displays that are defective due to a faulty display module component.

Anyone who has been living with such issues can now get themselves a free repair by either an Apple retail store or one of the many Apple Authorized Service Providers. Perhaps tellingly, Apple has not said whether only certain serial number ranges are impacted, suggesting this problem can befall any iPhone X on existence, even those that have been sold recently. The iPhone X was available to buy prior to the arrival of the iPhone XS.

Anyone planning to take Apple up on its offer of a free repair should make sure that their devices are fully backed up before going to a repair center or Apple Store, and Apple also says that if a device has a cracked screen that may need to be repaired before the defective component can be replaced. That won’t be covered under the free repair process, of course.

If you have already paid for a repair that would fall under this new program, Apple says you can contact Apple Support in order to get a refund on any fees you paid.

For more on this, check out Apple’s page on the issue here.

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Get Black AirPods-Like Wireless Earphones That Apple Won’t Make For Just $34.95

By | November 11th, 2018

When it comes to wireless earphones, Apple’s AirPods are arguably the gold standard for accessibility, ease-of-use, and downright cool factor, but they’re definitely a little on the costly side.

At $ 159, not everyone can or wants to pay for Apple’s own wireless earphones, but what if you could get yours for less than $ 35? While we can’t get you a pair of Apple AirPods as such, we can at least get you something similar and these are even better in one particular way – they’re black in color!

We’d love it if Apple made a black version of its AirPods but alas, that hasn’t happened yet. Instead, you can pick up these black AirPods-like earphones for less than $ 35. They include support for Bluetooth 4.2 and even have their own charging case, just like AirPods.

The earphones themselves also have an in-built microphone for making and receiving calls or talking to Siri/Google Assistant.

  • High-quality sound.
  • Bluetooth 4.2 technology for easy pairing with smartphones, tablets, computers or MP3 players.
  • High-capacity charging case offers full day of non-stop listening. Up to 2.5 hours of music per earphone charge.
  • Available in a stunning black finish.
  • Dust-proof design.
  • Features built-in microphone for receiving calls.
  • Multi-function button allows you to play, pause, answer, redial, hang up or power on/off the earphones.
  • Charging case uses microUSB for powering up.

The charging case should see you listening to music all day long, and the earphones themselves are good for 2.5-hours of listening before they need some extra juice. That’s all pretty standard, but the biggest draw here really is that glossy black finish that Apple has yet to match.

If you do decide to pick yourself up these AirPods-like earphones, be sure to use the special 11.11 and Veterans Day discount by using code BLKAIR10OFF at checkout here to bring the price down to just $ 39.95  If you decide to get two of these, make sure you use code 11VETDAY155 at check out here after adding two to cart to get each for only $ 34.95. These things are cheap to start out, but everyone always loves saving money!

Buy: Black AirPods-Style Bluetooth Earphones In Black: $ 39.95 with promo code BLKAIR10OFF | Original price: $ 60

Buy: Black AirPods-Style Bluetooth Earphones In Black: $ 34.95 each when buying two with promo code 11VETDAY155 | Original price: $ 120

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Amazon Strikes Deal With Apple To Sell iPhone XS, XR, iPad Pro And More Online

By | November 10th, 2018

After years of being notable absent, flagship Apple products are returning to the Amazon stores of multiple countries, including the United States, the UK, Spain, Germany, France, Japan, and India. Products will start appearing on Amazon in the coming weeks.

The move means that buyers wishing to get hold of Apple products will be able to buy direct from Apple, via Amazon, without the concerns that are currently associated with buying Apple-branded products on the site.

Currently, being something with an Apple logo on has all kinds of concerns, not least whether the product is genuine. Even if it is, pricing fluctuates wildly, as does stock levels. This new development means that will no longer be an issue, although not all Apple products will be available. One notable exception is the HomePod, Apple’s competitor to the Echo line of smart assistant devices that is made by Amazon.

As part of the move anyone selling Apple devices on Amazon will see their listings removed starting January 4th, meaning only Apple will sell its products on the site. That’s bad news for those companies, but potentially good news for buyers. It’s certainly good news for Apple which must have been leaving money on the table by not being present on Amazon. Amazon says that it’s looking forward to being able to list Apple products, including Beats.

Amazon is constantly working to enhance the customer experience, and one of the ways we do this is by increasing selection of the products we know customers want. We look forward to expanding our assortment of Apple and Beats products globally.

We’re looking forward to being able to buy Apple products with free shipping via Amazon Prime, something Apple doesn’t offer via its own store unless the buyer spends enough to qualify.

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iPhone XR’s Haptic Touch To Gain Notification Expand Feature In iOS 12.1.1

By | November 9th, 2018

There’s a case to be made for the iPhone XR being the best iPhone for most people right now, and we think that’s an argument that is difficult to pick apart. The main downside for some people when deciding whether to opt for an iPhone XR is the lack of 3D Touch, and while some don’t use it at all, others use it repeatedly.

Apple tried to get around the lack of 3D Touch by adding Haptic Touch, something that amounts to a tap-and-hold gesture that works relatively well. With iOS 12.1.1, it’s going to get better, too.

Right now, iPhone XR owners are missing out on one of the best features of the iOS notification system. Anyone with a 3D Touch-enabled device can push harder on a notification and get a preview of whatever it’s notifying you about as well as things like instant replies etc. That isn’t something that made its way to Haptic Touch, but that’s thankfully being rectified with the arrival of iOS 12.1.1.

In its current second beta release, iOS 12.1.1 allows iPhone XR owners to tap and hold on a notification to get the same information a user would if they used 3D Touch on an iPhone XS, and that’s great news. Anyone with an iPhone XR will no doubt be very pleased to hear such news, and we do wonder why Apple didn’t think to add such a gesture before now.

Not to worry, though. If you’re an iPhone XR owner rocking a stable build of iOS, your struggle will be coming to an end soon enough.

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Apple’s Clips Update Adds Six New Scenes, New Real-Time Filters, Stickers, More

By | November 8th, 2018

Apple‘s Clips may sometimes be the forgotten app in the App Store, but it can actually be a surprisingly entertaining one to play with.

The free app is available for both iPhone and iPad, allowing users to create videos that include things like mixed reality scenes and stickers for sharing on social media. The app has today received a new update, adding new features along the way.

According to a press release sent by Apple to announce the update’s arrival, users can now take advantage of six new Selfie Scenes once it is downloaded. Selfie scenes are 360-degree backgrounds that users can add themselves to using an iPhone or iPad’s TrueDepth camera. The new scenes include animated backdrops such as a rainforest, a mad scientist’s lab, and even a scene from Pixar’s Incredibles 2 movie.

Selfie Scenes tap into the power of the Neural Engine on the A12 Bionic chip to deliver incredible portrait segmentation during preview and recording — so users blend seamlessly into a variety of landscapes.

There are three new filters also coming along for the ride, including “a black-and-white comic book, monochrome watercolor painting, and aged film.” New posters also allow users to “create great-looking title cards for their videos with themes like science, sports, and silent movie, as well as animated posters from Disney Pixar’s Incredibles 2 and Coco.”

Anyone wishing to download the new update can get Clips version 2.0.5 from the App Store as a free update. It’s compatible with iPhone 5s, iPad Air, iPad mini 2, and newer devices running iOS 11.1 and later.

Two of the new real-time filters (Aged Film and Comic Mono) added to Clips

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How To Add Dual-SIM To iPhone X And Older Devices With Remote Access, 3 SIM 3 Standby Features Without Buying iPhone XS

By | November 7th, 2018

Apple’s decision to add dual-SIM support to some of its iPhones this year is proving popular for all manner of reasons, but if you don’t want to buy a brand new iPhone there has to be a way to get in on the action. That’s where this dual-SIM Box  comes into play, and it’s quite the little box of tricks.

A little hockey puck-sized affair, this box has slots for two nano SIM cards, with ports on the back for power and Ethernet.

That’s all there really is to it, and with two SIM cards installed users are able to take advantage of the cards remotely no matter where they are in the world, so long as they have Internet access. That means that they can make calls and send text messages all while also having a dedicated SIM in their phone, too.

The whole thing ties into an app that can be installed on any iPhone and that’s pretty amazing because it gives everyone access to three SIM cards (two in the box, one in the iPhone) all without having to change the phone or switch cards.

As for the features?

3 SIM, 3 Standby
Accepts dual nano SIM cards.
Connects to the internet using Ethernet.
Lets you make phone calls or send text messages using dedicated app for iPhone which is downloaded for free from the App Store.
Dual power feature – micro USB or DC.
Supported bands: GSM 850MHz, EGSM 900MHz, DCS 1800MHz, PCS 1900MHz
Lets you avoid roaming charges.
Perfect for traveling and still have access to multiple phone numbers.
Absolutely safe to use with enhanced encryption features.
Requires a working internet connection at all times to work.
Built-in call recording feature.

What’s even more amazing is the fact you can pick one of these up with additional discount when using promo code DUALSFALL10OFF at check out from here. If you need access to multiple SIM cards on one of your older iPhone models (such as iPhone X, 7, 8 or even 6) and you travel frequently, this is a great alternative to picking up a new iPhone XS or XS Max altogether.

Buy: Dual-SIM Box With Remote Access Feature For All iPhone Models – 3 SIM 3 Standby: $ 99.95 with promo code | Original price: $ 150

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Tech Deal: Boost Your Photography Game With This 3-In-1 Lens For iPhone, Android [$6.99 Only, Original Price: $13]

By | November 6th, 2018

Apple likes to routinely point out that its iPhone is one of the most popular and widely used cameras in the world, which highlights just how important mobile photography is to a lot of people. So, with that in mind, we’re delighted to present you with a deal that will take your smartphone captures to the next level and ensure that you get gorgeous, high-quality images.

Yes, that’s right, we are talking about a deal that will immediately allow you to save money on a 3-in-1 pack of camera lenses that is going to give you the ability to capture images of a much better quality than through the standard camera lens as well as offering a much higher level of diversity in terms of the types of images that can be captured and the amount of information that is going to be included within that capture.

With this purchase, you’re going to get one fisheye lens, one 0.65X wide-angle lens, and one macro lens, all in one single kit that can be easily and efficiently installed to the smartphone of your choice with minimal fuss and without needing any additional or expensive hardware or equipment. You literally pay the one-off price of $ 6.99 and you are going to have a kit for life that offers blue tape plating technology within high-quality Japan optical lenses that increase the light transmittance to ensure the best possible images are captured and stored to the device.

It comes with a usable and detachable design meaning that it can be slipped on and off smartphones with minimal fuss and works on both the front and rear cameras of the device. So, if your selfies are as important to you as regular photographs, and you want to make sure you can grab the best possible self-portraits, then this is definitely the kit that you need to be investing it. The company suggests that this hardware works with most Android smartphones and should offer compatibility ranging from iPhone 8 all the way back to iPhone 4, for those who are still using Apple’s legacy hardware.

Grab the deal right now from the link below and make sure to take notice of the accompanying discount code.

Buy: VicTsing 3 in 1 Phone Camera Lens from Amazon: $ 6.99 with code FI2FVQUA | Original price: $ 13

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ESR Deals: 2018 iPad Pro, iPhone XS Cases And Screen Protectors From $6.99 – Wireless, PD Chargers Also Discounted

By | November 5th, 2018

We are absolutely delighted to be able to offer you a number of discounts on some wonderful ESR cases and smartphone accessories. If you are in the spending mood and want to make sure that you get the very best deal for that outlay, then you can see the deals below to grab yourself a November bargain.

Take a look at all of the ESR deals below and see if something immediately grabs your attention. Each product contains the direct link to each product so all of the work has been done for you. If you have one of Apple’s iPhone X smartphones and want to protect the beautiful OLED display, then ESR is offering discounts on cutting-edge tempered glass screen protectors. Alternatively, if you need a gorgeous case for your stunning new iPad Pro then you will definitely want to consider the ESR Yippee Trifold case made of quality polyurethane with a microfiber interior.

Check out the details of the deals below:

If you are or have been, in the market for any of the items or types of items listed above in this sale, then you need to make sure that you act quickly to lock the savings in with the provided discount codes. As with most savings of this nature, it won’t be long until the limited-time discount expires and the price rises back to its original placing.

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New WebKit RCE Bug Discovered, Could Lead To iOS 12.0.1 JailbreakMe-Style Jailbreak

By | November 4th, 2018

A new WebKit RCE bug has been discovered, exploited, and documented, which could give some hope of a future JailbreakMe-style jailbreak. After a period of relative calm in the world of jailbreaking, this could be the hope that a lot of people need relating to a potential iOS 12 jailbreak.

The existence of the WebKit RCE bug and the associated exploit was announced to the world on Twitter by Ahn Ki Chan. The work has actually been undertaken and shared with the world by Twitter user @begger_dd, who goes by the name of “BigD.”

Not exactly the best hacking or security name in the world but he is clearly an individual who is well-known to the community and has benefited from kind words from popular members such as Niklas Be (@_niklasb):

kudima(@begger_dd) submitted another WebKit RCE exploit to the repository! He wrote the entire exploit along with a very detailed annotation, which works up to iOS 12.0.1. Thanks again @begger_dd for the contribution! ?

As confirmed by the tweet, this work exists all the way up to iOS 12.0.1 meaning that it looks as though Apple may have patched whatever this bug was with the release of iOS 12.1. That’s not exactly ideal but could potentially give hope to the community that we could be seeing an iOS 12.0.1 jailbreak soon.

It is, however, worth noting that this is only part of the overall puzzle but could potentially lend itself to the production of a JailbreakMe type experience that is capable of remote jailbreaking a device through a web page visited via Mobile Safari.

Currently, members of the jailbreak community and those who are interested in jailbreaking are able to jailbreak devices up to and including iOS 11.3.1. Electra and Unc0ver both support jailbreaking at that level and also include the ability to liberate iOS 11.4 beta 3 but neither have the ability to jailbreak anything higher than that.

We’ve seen a number of potential breakthroughs as far as iOS 12 is concerned but nothing concrete yet that could be released into the public domain. Let’s keep our fingers crossed that the iOS 12.0.1 WebKit RCE bug could give us something in the near future. You can check out the work over at the GitHub page here.

(Source: @Externalist [Twitter])

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Pre-Black Friday Tech Deal: Truly Wireless Earphones For Just $29.99 [Original Price: $50]

By | November 3rd, 2018

You may find it hard to believe but you can actually own a wonderful and cutting-edge set of truly wireless earbuds without having to spend more than $ 100. And yes, you guessed it, we’re going to show you exactly how you with this wonderful technology deal.

Wireless headphones have been around for a long time, that’s definitely no secret. However, most of those headphones had at least some kind of wire and weren’t actually truly wireless. That was always the case until Apple came along and decided to flip the industry on its head with the release of its gorgeous AirPods. There is no denying that those AirPods are wonderful pieces of hardware but it’s products like these SoundPEATS which show that you can hard exceptionally performing personal audio without having to break the bank.

The first thing that you’re going to notice with this hardware is the gorgeous design that really makes you wonder how the company has managed to get such wonderful audio quality into a tiny little physical footprint with no wires. It also comes with a lightweight charging case that can get the headphones back up and running once the 15-hours playback time has been depleted. The case also doubles up as a handy little carrying case for the $ 30 hardware.

The hardware also comes with a renewed chipset and Bluetooth 5.0 technology to ensure that pairing with streaming devices is super easy and won’t offer any roadblock to actually getting up and running. You just need to pull these out of the charging case, press a single button, and you are going to be connected and up and running without any fuss whatsoever. That’s really how easy it is to interact with these.

If you have been in the market for some time for some truly wireless audio and haven’t wanted to pay the Apple AirPods price under the belief that there must be something equally as performant but cheaper, then you have arrived at the right place.

Check out the direct link below to ensure that you get the best possible price on this hardware.

Buy: SoundPEATS True Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds from Amazon: $ 29.99 | Original price: $ 50

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