Snapchat’s 3D Camera Mode lands exclusively on iPhones with Face ID

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Snapchat just added another dimension to photos.
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Snapchat just added another cool feature to distinguish it from Instagram but you’ll need to have one of the newest iPhones to use it.

A new 3D Camera Mode is rolling out to users today, allowing you to create and share images that have a 3D depth effect as you tilt your display in different directions. It’s the same feature that debuted on the newest version of Snap’s Spectacles, only now you can create them from your iPhone.

Take a look at all the possibilities 3D Camera Mode unlocks:

Man miraculously catches falling iPhone X on roller coaster ride

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What a catch!
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Nothing ruins a day out at a theme park quite like dropping your pricey $1,000 phone while riding a roller coaster.

Unless there’s a guy like Samuel Kempf sitting behind you, that is. Kempf recently shared a video showing how he snatched a dropped iPhone X out of mid-air — all while riding a roller coaster at speeds of 130 kilometers per hour. Check it out.

Feds will retest iPhones for excessive radio-frequency radiation

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Your trusty old iPhone 7 might be a rule breaker.
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An independent lab claims that the iPhone 7 emits more radio-frequency radiation that is allowed by the FCC. And the iPhone X skirts the line.

The tests, done at the behest of the Chicago Tribune, have reportedly caused the FCC to examine whether these and other cell phones meet its safety guidelines. That doesn’t make them a cancer risk, though.

Original Macintosh keyboard takes control of iPhone

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And you thought the original Mac monitor was small.
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iOS 13 makes it possible to use a keyboard and mouse to control your iPad. But one enterprising YouTuber has shown that it’s equally possible to rig up an old-school Macintosh keyboard and mouse to control an iPhone.

Sure, it’s a bit fiddly, but it’s undeniably fun in a geeky kind of way. You can check out the oddball demonstration in the video below.

Team of divers discover working iPhone X at the bottom of a lake

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Well, that's $1,000 saved!
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An iPhone survived under water for two days before being discovered by divers in a murky lake in the U.K.

The phone was discovered by a team of professional divers. It belonged to a member of staff at a watersports park in Nottinghamshire. “The screen lit up and he had a missed call from his granddad,” the diver who discovered it said.

Yes, you can unlock the iPhone with a folio cover. Here’s how.

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The gesture that started it all.
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One of the best iPad features is the auto-lock/unlock that is triggered when you open and close its cover. Introduced with the iPad 2, smart unlock was revolutionary, in terms of lazy unlocking at least.

But did you know that the iPhone can do the same? If you have an X-series iPhone, and a compatible cover, you can use the same auto sleep/wake feature that iPad users have enjoyed since the iPad 2.

Jony Ive’s absence from Apple caused iPhone X headaches

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The iPhone X had a "rough development cycle."
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Jony Ive began to drift away from Apple shortly after the Apple Watch launched, a new report claims. The Apple design chief’s waning enthusiasm caused problems during development of the iPhone X and other products.

Following news that Ive is finished at Apple (at least as a full-time employee), this account backs up earlier reports stating that he had had one foot out the door for a while. In some cases, Ive’s long goodbye made things difficult for his co-workers.

Sluggish iPhones sales leave Apple with surplus OLED problem

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The iPhone X was the first iOS device to get an OLED display.
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Weak iPhone sales over the last two years could cause Apple to bring OLED displays to the iPad or MacBooks a bit earlier than expect.

Apple owes Samsung Display hundreds of millions of dollars because it agreed to purchase a certain amount of OLED displays per year. With iPhone sales in a slump, Apple hasn’t bought as many OLEDs as it promised but the two sides are reportedly discussing alternative solutions other than sending a giant pile of cash to Samsung.

Grand Theft Auto 3 picks up iPhone XS, iPad Pro support

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One of the best GTA games is now even better.
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Grand Theft Auto 3 is 18 years old in October, and yet it remains one of the most iconic games in the series. Revisit it today on iOS and enjoy full support for the larger screens on iPhone XS and iPad Pro.

GTA 3 finally got the update treatment this week and now looks better than ever on Apple’s latest devices.