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Tuesday, June 27, 2017
  

Why QR codes are important to iOS 11 and China

Why on earth would you want to use your iPhone’s camera to scan a two-dimensional block-and-dot code? How could this possibly have a benefit worth the trouble? Why would Apple have...

First Run of ‘Assembled in India’ iPhone SE Models Appear in Bangalore

The first iPhone SE devices that have been made in India are beginning to circulate around Bangalore, according to a report today by The Indian Express. The site noted that it’s...

Australia to Push for Greater Powers on Encrypted Messaging at ‘Five eyes’ Meeting

Australia is set to push for greater international powers to thwart the use of encrypted messaging services by terrorists and criminals, according to reports on Sunday (via Reuters). The topic will be...

Pearl Automation Shuts Down After Poor Sales of Its $500 Vehicle Backup Camera

Pearl Automation, the vehicle accessory company founded by ex-Apple engineers and which debuted its $500 “RearVision” wireless backup camera system just one year ago, has shut down following poor sales of...

Apple Celebrates Pride During Parades in San Francisco, New York City, and Toronto

Apple this weekend participated in a few LGBTQ pride parades happening around the world, including those in San Francisco, New York City, and Toronto. Apple CEO Tim Cook tweeted his support for...

Apple CEO Attends U.S. Business Leader Roundtable With Indian Prime Minister

Apple CEO Tim Cook joined top business leaders in a roundtable session with India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday. As many as 21 high-profile chief executives of U.S. corporations attended...

TouchArcade iOS Gaming Roundup: Sega Forever, Death Road to Canada, Hearthstone, and More

This week in iOS gaming was dominated by a single thing: The unveiling of the “Sega Forever” program that Sega first started teasing around a month ago. The original announcement came...

Amazon has a tiny 64GB SanDisk Ultra thumb drive on sale for $19

Today’s the day for a good price on a 64GB low-profile thumb drive: Amazon is selling the SanDisk Ultra Fit 64GB USB 3.0 flash drive for $19. That’s about half the...

Best Buy is selling a 1TB portable drive for just $40 right now

Best Buy has a good deal on WD’s Easystore external hard drives once again. Right now, the big box retailer is selling a 1TB easystore portable HDD with USB 3.0 for...

Aukey’s 104-key mechanical keyboard is $35 on Amazon today

There’s nothing like a good keyboard deal as the week moves into full swing. Amazon and Aukey are offering some deals on the latter’s products today. Of the bunch, our top...

Review: Kensington’s SD5000T Thunderbolt 3 Dock Packs Some Neat Security and Convenience Features

Earlier this week, Kensington launched its entry into the Thunderbolt 3 dock market with its SD5000T Thunderbolt 3 Docking Station, an enterprise-focused accessory that incorporates a couple of unique features in...

Tim Cook confirms Apple is working on a self-driving car system

While evidence has been mounting for years regarding Apple’s autonomous car project, code-named Project Titan, the company itself has been characteristically tight-lipped about it. But Tim Cook is finally ready to...

Google Will Stop Scanning Your Emails to Show Personalized Ads in Gmail

Google today announced that it will stop scanning the emails of its free Gmail users for the purpose of delivering personalized ads later this year. If you’ve recently received a lot of...

Eero is taking pre-orders on its second-generation Eero Home WiFi System

Eero was one of the first router manufacturers to bring mesh Wi-Fi networks into the home. Now the company is preparing to ship its second-generation Eero WiFi System, which features Thread...

The 10 best Mac game deals in the Steam Summer Sale 2017

One of the most endlessly entertaining Mac games today gets a nice 40 percent discount during the Steam Summer Sale, and $12 is an absolute steal for Rocket League. It’s soccer,...

Instagram Testing ‘Favorites’ List to Enhance Private Sharing Among Custom Friend Group

Instagram is today beginning a small test for a new feature called “favorites,” which allows users to create a customized list of their closest friends, and from there choose to share...

How to reinstall macOS when the startup volume was erased

Rachel is trying to sell her Mac, but…My friend was wiping my Mac so I could sell it and I’m pretty sure they’ve deleted the start up disk? It’s not letting...

Supply Chain Evidence Mounts for Advanced 3D Sensing Abilities Coming to iPhone 8

Ahead of the iPhone 8’s predicted September announcement date, supply chain reports over the past few days have indicated a ramp up of 3D sensing components that are predicted to be...

Save 60% On Drive Genius 5 for Mac ($39) – Deal Alert

Macs, like all computers, require diligent maintenance to continue running at optimal levels. Drive Genius 5 makes this upkeep easier by silently monitoring, cleaning, and securing your hard drive throughout the day....

Russia Threatens to Ban Encrypted Messaging App Telegram

Russia has threatened to block access to the Telegram messaging platform unless the company that runs the app provides more information about itself (via Sky News). The head of communications regulator Roskomnadzor,...