How to buy iPhone X without breaking the bank

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iPhone X is Apple’s most expensive smartphone to date, with the cheapest 64GB model priced at $999, and the 256GB model priced at $1,149.

That’s $50 more than a 21-inch iMac. However, you don’t have to go hungry for the next few months to afford one. Here’s how to save money and get your hands on iPhone X without breaking the bank.

Nomad charging stand warps Apple Watch into the future [Watch Store]

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NOMAD Apple Watch charging stand made with military grade aluminum.
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Best List: Nomad Stand for Apple Watch

While Nomad’s Stand for Apple Watch could easily be mistaken for a futuristic tchotchke, it packs high function in its curvaceous form. This sleek Apple Watch stand fits perfectly with the modern simplicity that marks Apple’s aesthetic.

The stand comes in Space Gray and Silver, the latter of which is on sale for $29.95 in our Watch Store.

Apple code confirms that facial unlocking tech is on the way

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We could be waiting a long time for iPhone 8.
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Code confirming the existence of Apple’s infrared facial recognition technology has been discovered by intrepid developer-turned-iOS sleuth Steve Troughton-Smith.

Troughton-Smith discovered the code in the HomePod firmware Apple released late last week. It suggests that previous reports about face unlocking on the iPhone 8, possibly as a replacement for Touch ID, may be accurate.

Gadgets to make traveling easy [Tech Travel Tips]

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Travel is a time to leave things behind, but some gadgets will make your trips a lot easier.
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tech travel tips Welcome to Tech Travel Tips, a week of travel tips for vacationers. This week we’ll show you how to keep your devices safe while traveling, what apps to download before you go, what settings you should change before leaving the house and — kicking off the week — the best travel gadgets to take with you. Let’s get started!

How to switch off app review requests forever in iOS 11

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Here's how to switch of ratings prompts, but you might want to leave them on.
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Now anyone can try macOS High Sierra

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Get in on the new betas while they're hot.
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Public testers can finally get their first taste of Apple’s new operating system for Mac starting today with the release of the first public beta of macOS High Sierra.

Apple’s new operating system was unveiled earlier this month at WWDC 2017 where the company showed off macOS High Sierra’s new features and improved design. Developers have been testing the new software since June 5th, but now anyone can get macOS High Sierra which is being billed as Apple’s best desktop operating system ever.

Microsoft exec claims iPad Pro is a Surface copycat

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You can thank Microsoft for this... apparently.
You can thank Microsoft for this... apparently.
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In love with your new iPad Pro? You can thank Microsoft for that.

Microsoft executive Ryan Gavin claims Apple’s latest take on tablets wouldn’t have happened without the Surface Pro. It is a “clear example” that the company is following Microsoft’s move into ultraportable 2-in-1 machines.

Give your iPhone some great new tricks [Deals]

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We've got the gear to expand your iPhone's usefulness, from a dual stylus to a remote control camera and lots more.
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Every iPhone contains multitudes of uses. But it’s only as versatile as the apps you load it up with, and the peripherals you connect it to. We’ve rounded up some great deals on stuff that’ll connect to your iPhone and offer it a whole new set of superpowers. We’ve got a sturdy phone tripod that’s also a case, a remote Wi-Fi camera, a Bluetooth speaker that’s also a dance party light show, and a precision 2-in-1 stylus. Everything is discounted by half off or more. Read on for more details: