Microsoft rips off AirDrop for Windows 10

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Windows 10 AirDrop
Windows 10 gets its own AirDrop clone.
Photo: Microsoft

AirDrop, Apple’s incredibly convenient file-sharing feature, has been ripped off by Microsoft. The latest build of Windows 10 introduces the ability to quickly send files between computers using “Near Share.”

Apple Music will miss new Taylor Swift album at launch

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Taylor Swift Reputation
You'll have to wait at least a week for Reputation.
Photo: Taylor Swift

Apple Music won’t be streaming Taylor Swift’s new Reputation album when it makes its official debut on November 10.

The Bad Blood singer has decided to hold back from all streaming services for at least a week. Sources claim Swift’s team are still negotiating a release date.

Wireless MacBook chargers, smart routers, and more [Crowdfund Roundup]

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AmpliFi
AmpliFi lets you access your home network from anywhere.
Photo: AmpliFi

Crowdfund Roundup bugIf you need to access your home network from anywhere in the world, you need the incredible AmpliFi Kit. It provides fast and stable Wi-Fi all around your home, and provides an encrypted gateway to your network from anywhere.

It’s just one of the awesome ideas in this week’s Crowdfund Roundup. We also have a wireless charger for MacBook and MacBook Pro, a high-quality speaker that’s small enough to fit in your pocket, and the ultimate Apple Watch companion.

iPhone X review: Apple’s finest smartphone ever

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iPhone X
Apple is catching up with iPhone X demand.
Photo: Ste Smith/Cult of Mac

Smartphones are changing, and every manufacturer possesses its own take on what the future should look like. Apple’s vision is the iPhone X, which arrives 10 years after the original with big changes and an even bigger price tag.

For iPhone X, Apple did away with aluminum unibodies, chunky bezels, Touch ID and the beloved Home button. In their place, iPhone X sports polished stainless steel and smooth glass, an edge-to-edge Super Retina HD display, and Face ID.

The result proves stunning. Apple just made the iPhone exciting again. But is iPhone X worth $999?

iPhone X first impressions: Apple’s best by far

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iPhone X in box
iPhone X won't be so pricey soon.
Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Mac

We finally have our hands on iPhone X and we couldn’t be more excited. I haven’t put mine down since it arrived at my door this morning, and while it’s too early to give you our full review, we are offering our first impressions.

Here’s what we think of the smartphone of the future so far, along with our iPhone X unboxing video.