The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Meta Review: Bigger really is better

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Early reviews of the latest iPhones are in, and the overwhelming consensuses is that the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are both killer smartphones. The 6 is the best phone out there, period. Opinions are more split on the Plus and its massive size.

If you’re having trouble wading through all of the reviews out there, have no fear! We’re collecting everything you need to know in the ultimate iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Meta Review.

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Apple strengthens iCloud.com security with two-factor authentication

Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

Today Apple quietly expanded its use of two-factor authentication to protect iCloud users. Now those who have enabled the added security measure will be asked to verify their identity with a secondary device when logging into iCloud.com.

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Saudi man demands iPhone 6 as dowry for sister’s marriage

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In the 21st century you can’t sell your sister into slavery, but you can apparently trade her for an iPhone 6.

A Saudi man is demanding a new iPhone 6 as dowry before he will consent to his sister getting married.

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Watch Apple’s massive cash hoard pile up in real time

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Apple’s massive pile of cash is about to get even bigger this weekend as the the iPhone 6 triggers an avalanche of new upgrades after shattering Apple’s record for pre-orders in a 24 hour period.

Now you can watch Apple’s wealth grow dollar by dollar in real-time, thanks to U.K.-based payments company WorlPayZinc, which built an interactive graph to show how much money the world’s top tech companies are making in real-time. Apple is by far the most profitable company, as it rakes in nearly $51,000 every 8 seconds.

Check out the interactive graph below:

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Cops nab Foxconn worker suspected of leaking iPhone 6 parts

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The iPhone 6 won’t be available for a few more days in the United States, but in mainland China, getting your fingers on Apple’s biggest screen ever is shockingly easy — and police are starting to help Foxconn crack down on leaks.

A Foxconn employee was arrested by Chinese police, reports the Wall Street Journal, for walking six shells for the iPhone 6 out the front doors of a factory in northern Shanxi province and then selling them on the black market.

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Microsoft modernizes note-taking with OneNote iOS 8 extension

Screengrab: Cult of Mac

Screengrab: Cult of Mac

If you use OneNote to keep all your digital stuff in one place, you’ll be excited to know that Microsoft’s note-taking app is getting an iOS 8 update today.

Microsoft announced the new update on its official YouTube channel Tuesday with a fun little video showing how you’ll be able to clip bits of the web and share photos from your iPhone to OneNote.

Take a look at it below.

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Microsoft’s gorgeous new keyboard plays nicely with Android and iOS

Photo: Microsoft

Photo: Microsoft

Microsoft today announced a good-looking tablet keyboard that isn’t designed only for devices running its own Windows platform, but those powered by Android and iOS as well. It’s called the Universal Mobile Keyboard, and it’s folding design makes it ideal for those on the go.

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Be a leading-edge iOS app developer with the complete Swift course [Deals]

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When the iPhone 6 was announced and iOS 8 introduced, so to was unveiled Swift, Apple’s newest app development language.  Swift is the language meant to replace Objective C in iOS app development.

iOS app designers fluent in Swift are going to be highly sought after in the months – and years – ahead. Give yourself the tools to remain in demand with the complete Swift course at 90% off the regular price, for a limited time only at Cult of Mac Deals.

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This $140 iPhone 6 clone looks just like the real thing

Photo: FastCardTech

Photo: FastCardTech

If you love the look of Apple’s latest iPhones but you can’t stand the thought of ditching Android for iOS, then perhaps this shameless Chinese knockoff will get your mouth watering. It’s called the Sophone i6 and looks just like the real thing, but it runs Jelly Bean instead of iOS and it’s available at a fraction of the price.

Its specifications aren’t exactly awful, either.

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China might not get iPhone 6 until 2015

It's unknown exactly when China will receive the long-awaited iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

It’s unknown exactly when China will receive the long-awaited iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

Apple’s expansion into China is one of the biggest stories of 2014, which is why it’s a surprise to hear that the company’s long-awaited iPhone 6 may not be available there at all this year.

According to a Bloomberg report – citing Chinese business paper 21st Century Herald – the delay is the result of Apple failing to come to an agreement with China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. The New York Times had previously reported that the iPhone 6 was being held up due to lack of approval from Chinese regulators.

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