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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.

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Apple's latest macOS, High Sierra, rolls out today with plenty of nice security upgrades, including weekly firmware validation. But the new OS apparently comes with a security problem, too -- a security researcher at Synack has already discovered a way to snatch passwords from High Sierra.

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Known for innovating by employing technology and features other companies have had in use for years and treating them as Brand F**king New, Apple is now rolling out wireless charging on its new line of iPhones. Despite hideous initial sales, there's likely to be a rush to buy up charging stations and IKEA -- Sweden's most famous non-idiot export -- is pulling a comfortable, flat-packed chair up next to Cupertino's money avalanche.

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The numbers don't lie: when it comes to raw performance, the new iPhone's A11 Bionic chip -- designed in-house by Apple, just like previous barnstomers like the A10X Fusion -- beats all competitors. No Android phone can come close, and even Apple's own MacBook Pro doesn't have the chops of the iPhone when it comes to bursts of pure speed.

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If you were hanging out to upgrade from your current phone to the new iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus, today's the day. Apple, Telstra, Optus, Vodafone and Virgin Mobile have all opened their doors to customers, and for the first time in years, stock levels seem to be pretty healthy.

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Getting a new iPhone tomorrow? You should want to make sure it stays pristine from the moment you buy it: it's good for resale value, and it's good for your own long-term enjoyment of your $1000-plus investment. Here are some new cases to keep the iPhone 8 or 8 Plus safe.

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Apple teased us with the next version of iOS in June, revealing a bunch of new features at WWDC that wouldn't be ready until today -- unless of course you love the thrill of a potentially buggy public beta, which has been available since the end of June. But if you like to play it safe, or if you simply never bothered getting your hands on the update early, today is the day my friends. Most of the world can now officially download iOS 11.

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A few weeks ago, Google announced that it had teamed up with a mental health advocacy group to take a stab at addressing the US epidemic of depression. People who type the words "clinical depression" into Google search via mobile in the US are now presented automatically with a link to a screening questionnaire to assess their depression. The assertion that Google has the answer to everything just got taken to a whole new level.