Underwater drones, intelligent camera assistants and more [Crowdfund Roundup]

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A drone that's just like a fish.
A drone that's just like a fish.
Photo: BIKI

Crowdfund Roundup bugWouldn’t it be great if you could capture stunning videos of sea life up to 196 feet deep without even getting your feet wet? You can with BIKI, the world’s first underwater drone for deep sea video recording.

It’s just one of the awesome ideas in this week’s Crowdfund Roundup. We also have ultra-strong Kevlar Lightning cables, a modern cassette tape that’s also a standalone music player, an intelligent camera assistant that ensures you get a perfect shot every time, and more!

32GB iPhone 6 is now on sale in the U.K.

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Cheaper than iPhone 7, bigger than iPhone SE.
Cheaper than iPhone 7, bigger than iPhone SE.
Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

If you want an affordable iPhone, but you don’t want to settle for a 4-inch iPhone SE, you might want to check out Apple’s relaunched 32GB iPhone 6.

It originally made its debut in emerging markets back in March, then in the U.S. — and now you can buy it in the United Kingdom.

1Password can now lock down your data when you travel

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Don't give up your data while you travel.
Don't give up your data while you travel.
Photo: 1Password

DevMate and Paddle join forces for all-in-one software platform

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It's going to be easier than ever to sell your software online.
It's going to be easier than ever to sell your software online.
Photo: DevMate, Paddle

DevMate and Paddle are joining forces to provide macOS developers with a single platform for building, managing, licensing and selling their software online.

The merger will combine the capabilities and expertise of both businesses for a unique, “next-generation platform” that hopes to make life easier for software creators.

America’s favorite iPhone will surprise you

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Customers love the iPhone SE.
Customers love the iPhone SE.
Photo: Sam Mills/Cult of Mac

Despite the demand for larger, sharper smartphone displays, iPhone SE has beaten out all other smartphones to top the latest American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI).

Just two of Apple’s devices placed in the top five, and with a score of 87 out of 100, iPhone SE took the number one spot ahead of iPhone 7 Plus and the Galaxy S7 series.

Apple and Nokia join forces after settling patent dispute

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Nokia is an ally again... for now.
Nokia is an ally again... for now.
Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Mac

Apple and Nokia have settled their ongoing patent dispute and entered a new licensing and business cooperation agreement.

Apple will resume selling Nokia digital health products, formerly sold under the Withings brand, while Nokia will provide Apple with network infrastructure products and services.

iPhone shipments are growing in all the right places

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Only two markets saw shipment declines.
Only two markets saw shipment declines.
Photo: Ste Smith/Cult of Mac

iPhone sales might have fallen year-on-year during the first quarter of 2017, but shipments continue to grow in a number of key markets.

In fact, new data shows that shipments declined only in China and Japan during the first few months of the year.