Apple teams up with surprising partner for OLED iPhone

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The iPhone 8 is set to get a major display upgrade.
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Apple has added a petroleum refiner to its list of iPhone suppliers — but, don’t worry, we’re not set for a petrol-powered iPhone any time soon!

Instead, Apple tapped Idemitsu Kosan for its expertise in OLED technology, which the Japanese company started researching way back in the mid-1980s.

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These armored Lightning cables are worthy of Iron Man [Deals]

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Add a layer of armor to your iPhone's lifeline, with these extra tough Lightning cables.
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Part of owning an iPhone or iPad is replacing the Lightning cable that keeps them charged and synced. After all, the standard Apple Lightning cable is a short and fragile affair, made with thin plastic and wrapped in soft white rubber that’s prone to tearing and fraying. That’s why it’s good to have a backup, but why not also get one that’s built to last? That’s what the Fuse Chicken offers: an extra long, extra strong Lightning cable that’ll probably outlive the devices you connect to them. Right now you can get a Fuse Chicken Titan Plus for just $29.99 at Cult of Mac Deals.

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Siri can now read out your WhatsApp messages

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WhatsApp now plays nicely with Siri.
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The latest WhatsApp update adds the ability to have Siri read aloud your WhatsApp messages.

You can also use the virtual assistant to compose and send replies, so urgent conversations can continue while you’re busy or driving, and you don’t even need to touch your iPhone.

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How to enable YouTube’s secret dark mode

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YouTube's hidden Dark Mode is perfect for late-night video consumption.
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YouTube is testing a Dark Mode design, which can be toggled on and off once you activate it.

If you’re watching videos late at night, Dark Mode is super-useful to help avoid straining your eyes — plus, it just looks cool. Find out how to enable YouTube Dark Mode it in the video below.

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iPhone 8 mass production is two months behind schedule

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iPhone 5's straight edges could be making a comeback.
One of the recent schematics showing the next-gen iPhone 8.
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Mass production of Apple’s high-end OLED iPhone 8 is reportedly running a couple of months behind schedule, claims reputable KGI Securities Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

Kuo blames production problems related to the phone’s “significant hardware upgrades” for the delay, which is likely to cause mass production to be pushed back to October/November, instead of the usual August/September timeframe.

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Today in Apple history: It’s time for Apple Watch

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The Apple Watch was the first major new product launch of the post-Steve era.
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April24 April 24, 2015: It’s time for the official release of the Apple Watch, the wearable device Tim Cook describes as the “next chapter in Apple history.”

Fans, having endured a seven-month wait since the device’s unveiling at a keynote the previous September, can finally strap an Apple Watch onto their wrists. Behind the scenes, however, this moment been a lot longer in the making.

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Why Uber’s rule-breaking app tactics got Tim Cook so upset

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Tim Cook threatened to ban Uber from the App Store.
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Tim Cook dressed down Uber CEO Travis Kalanick — and even threatened to boot Uber out of the App Store — for violating Apple’s privacy rules, claims a new report.

Uber broke iOS privacy laws in an attempt to crack down on a certain kind of fraud in China, in which some drivers would earn incentives by booking fake rides on iPhones, which they then wiped. This allowed them to earn more money.

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Wi-Fi cameras, wearable subwoofers, and more [Week’s newest deals]

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A home monitoring camera and a subwoofer you wear on your wrist are just two of this week's newest deals.
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Spring is in the air, which means you’re either enjoying the new blooms or fighting a fresh round of allergies. However the weather has you feeling, the newest deals at the Cult of Mac Store are sure to please. This week, we’ve got a decked-out Wi-Fi camera for home monitoring, a powerful business planning platform, a stylus that doubles as a working pen, and a powerful subwoofer you wear on your wrist (talk about personal audio). Read on for more details:

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Instantly upgrade your security, privacy and productivity [Week’s Best Deals]

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Protect your online life with a VPN, guard your privacy with a second phone number, and lots more.
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Welcome to the new week, same as the last week. Except of course for the great deals in the Cult of Mac Store. This go around, our very best deals include a lifetime of VPN protection, comprehensive training in Microsoft Excel, a powerful alternative to Search and Spotlight, and an anonymous second phone line perfect for first dates or Craigslist deals. Everything is discounted by more than half, read on for more details:

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