iPhone 6 functional clone caught on camera, showcases shoddy software and lackluster physical design

iPhone 6 functional clone caught on camera, showcases shoddy software and lackluster physical design

It has only been a couple of weeks since we saw our first functional iPhone 6 clone, courtesy of counterfeiters, but now a new video has cropped up giving an in-depth look at the poor quality version of Apple’s upcoming flagship device.

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Leak reveals Facebook planning to take on Snapchat for the third time with Instagram Bolt

Leak reveals Facebook planning to take on Snapchat for the third time with Instagram Bolt

Snapchat, the ephemeral messaging app, is so popular with teenagers that Facebook is reportedly taking a third shot at building a Snapchat clone. Several Instagram users have seen an ad for an unreleased app called Bolt in the Instagram app.

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Jimmy Kimmel takes Apple’s unannounced ‘iTime’ smartwatch out to the public, receives hilarious results

Jimmy Kimmel takes Apple’s unannounced ‘iTime’ smartwatch out to the public, receives hilarious results

As often as the iWatch is in the news, one could potentially think it’s a real, official device. Of course, that’s not the case quite yet, but that didn’t stop Jimmy Kimmel, the host of Jimmy Kimmel Live on network ABC, from taking the watch out into the public to get reactions from pedestrians on Hollywood Boulevard.

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Brevity adds text shortcut to Messages app [Jailbreak Tweak]

Brevity adds text shortcut to Messages app [Jailbreak Tweak]

The public release of iOS 8 is just a few short months from now, but that hasn’t stopped iOS developers from releasing a number of useful jailbreak tweaks for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Enter Brevity, a new jailbreak tweak that adds a text shortcut to the Messages app on iPhone. We take a closer look at the tweak after the break. 

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Kwikset’s Kevo updated, now lets you supply unlimited guest eKeys and schedule eKeys for limited access

Kwikset’s Kevo updated, now lets you supply unlimited guest eKeys and schedule eKeys for limited access

Our smartphones are smart, our wearables are smart, so now the only thing left to really focus on making smarter is our homes. Apple’s giving it a go with the recently announced HomeKit, and other companies have been working at it for some time now. Kwikset’s Kevo Bluetooth-enabled lock/deadbolt has been leading the charge for smartlocks, and now it just got even more useful.

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Apple patent application outlines automatically switching iOS ‘Do Not Disturb’ on or off based on activity level

Apple patent application outlines automatically switching iOS ‘Do Not Disturb’ on or off based on activity level

Apple, like many other companies, has quite a few patent applications out there, many of which can be used to take a look at what may be coming down the pipe for the company in future products. This particular application outlines iOS in a future where physical activity is a big focus.

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Best New Games: ‘Modern Combat 5: Blackout,’ ‘The Great Prank War,’ ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ and more

Best New Games: ‘Modern Combat 5: Blackout,’ ‘The Great Prank War,’ ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ and more

We’re back with our weekly Best New Games roundup, covering the best new iPhone, iPad and iPod touch game releases from this week. Apple typically refreshes the App Store with a lineup of exciting new games on Wednesday night, this week featuring Modern Combat 5: Blackout, The Great Prank War, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Poptile, Dream Revenant and Soccer Physics.

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OS X Yosemite Public Beta is now Available for Download

OS X Yosemite Public Beta is now Available for Download

As expected, OS X Yosemite public beta is now available for download.

The public beta is available to the first million users who have signed up for OS X Beta program.

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Apple tops Samsung as leading tablet vendor in second quarter

Apple tops Samsung as leading tablet vendor in second quarter

The latest numbers from research firm IDC reveal that Apple maintained its position as the top tablet vendor in the second quarter, shipping 13.3 million iPads for a leading 26.9% global market share. Meanwhile, rival Samsung shipped 8.5 million tablets and had 17.2% market share worldwide for the three-month period ending June. 

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7 ways that Xiaomi has blatantly copied Apple

7 ways that Xiaomi has blatantly copied Apple

When you hear about tech companies that are accused of being Apple copycats, it is usually Samsung that is at the forefront of the discussion. However, the Chinese handset maker Xiaomi has recently came into the spotlight because of allegations that it has been blatantly copying Apple as well. Take a look for yourself ahead. 

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