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When Apple debuted its new facial recognition unlock system, Face ID, in September, the company faced questions about how it would sidestep the security and bias problems that have undermined similar facial recognition systems in the past. Senator Al Franken was one of the many people curious about how exactly how Apple was going to ensure Face ID's success, and today, Apple responded to a series of questions sent by Franken's office the day after the system was announced.

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The Apple Watch Series 3 is expensive for a smartwatch. Many of the third party apps are still slow enough to drive sane people to the brink. It also only lasts a day on a charge. I should hate this watch and everything it stands for, but after three weeks of wearing it, I'm so enamoured I'm actually encouraging others to buy this silly little square. The Apple Watch Series 3 is the first smartwatch actually worth buying.

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What happens when one of Hollywood's most successful and well-loved filmmakers sign a content deal with a world-conquering consumer tech giant? In the case of Steven Spielberg and Apple, you apparently get the revival of the director's long-dormant genre anthology show Amazing Stories. Let's hope they keep that John Williams theme.

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Windows fans can build their own computers when they can't find one in stores to match their needs, but custom-made Macs are much harder to put together, as Apple doesn't like having its software and hardware separated. But if you've got the time, and really need your beefy computer running macOS, than you should build up your own hackintosh -- that's what people call custom build macOS machines.

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NEAR AN ART GALLERY IN CHELSEA - It was an unseasonably warm October afternoon, and Jony Ive was about to go on stage with The New Yorker's David Remnick to talk about who knows what. I got there early, chugged a ginger ale, and hustled past a buffet of expensive-looking sushi to get a seat in the front row of the garage-like event space. My stomach felt queasy but not because of the ginger ale. I was a little bit nervous.

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Last week, initial reports of some users in Asia experiencing screen-popping battery swelling in their iPhone 8 Plus began to trickle out. Since then, other incidents in Greece, Canada and China have surfaced, and it seems the story has reached a tipping point. Apple has confirmed to Gizmodo that it is "looking into" the matter.

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Time to install those updates! Last week, we warned you that a bug in High Sierra made it possible for an attacker to extract passwords from Apple's Keychain in plaintext. The bug was discovered and reported by Synack head researcher Patrick Wardle in early September, and now Apple has issued a patch for the issue.

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From the moment Google's big product event kicked off on Thursday, it seemed as if every speaker was attempting to temper expectations and say, in not so many words: "We get it, you've seen this before. But this time... Google's doing it."

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After Google’s Event this morning, we’re now neck-deep in new smartphones so what better thing to do then pit flagship against flagship against flagship in a battle for consumer hearts? How does Apple’s, Samsung’s and Google’s number one smartphones stack up against each other? Let’s take a look at the specs.

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After years of flailing mediocrity, smartwatches have gotten good enough to be mainstream. Two devices released in the last month, the Apple Watch Series 3 and the Fitbit Ionic, are the best we've seen. Not only are they both very, very good at telling time, they're also capable of myriad other things your Rolex or Timex is not. I've worn the wristables for the last two weeks, testing their functions and trying to find and answer to one big question: Which smartwatch is best?

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Here's a bold statement: Beats headphones have gotten better since Apple bought the company. They're still kind of a trick, fuelled by premium marketing from the tech company that invented premium marketing. The new Beats Studio3 Wireless headphones are no different. They're better! But they're still Beats.

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This year, Apple broke from tradition and introduced two totally new iPhones: the iPhone 8 and the iPhone X. What's up with that? As cool as the iPhone X looks, the iPhone 8 is still a fantastic device.

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Apple touts its closed ecosystem as a security advantage. Because it tightly controls its hardware and software, Apple can push security updates much more quickly than an open system such as Android. But researchers at Duo Security say that Apple's security update system hasn't been working exactly as intended, with thousands of Macs not getting proper firmware updates.

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I would not want to be a dedicated Apple TV user and an obsessive TV consumer. In the years since its release, the little black box by Apple has often lagged behind competitors, seemingly forgotten by Apple in favour of phones, computers, and even watches. And the Apple TV's status as the "other" on Apple's list of sales feels evident when you notice how late to the 4K party it is. Fortunately for Apple fans, the Apple TV 4K is so polished it almost feels like it was worth the wait.