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As the battle of iPhone 8 vs. Galaxy Note 8 hots up, a new leak suggests that both devices will include a common feature. New leaked images indicate that Samsung will mount the fingerprint scanner in the Galaxy Note 8 on the rear of the device. This had already been implemented in the Galaxy S8 series, with the feature now set to migrate to Samsung’s flagship phablet range.

The new data has emanated from a Chinese blog, with the world’s most populous nation being an increasingly important source of Samsung news. And it already seems likely that Apple will make this design element a key battleground in the iPhone 8 vs. Galaxy Note 8 war, with the Californian corporation expected to relocate the fingerprint scanner in the iPhone 8 as well.

Image Source: Olixar / MobileFun.com (screenshot)
This would be the first time that Apple has altered the placement of the Touch ID scanner included in the iPhone range. But this is deemed necessary for the large display, dominating the front panel o..

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I hate passwords. I forget them, I lose them, I agonise over someone stealing them. At work, I don’t change them when the system prompts me to. I get locked out of my computer and spend hours trying to regain access. The helpdesk hates me.

I’m a queen of the caps lock blunder too: not knowing I’ve struck the pesky key, I type in my password agonisingly – two, three, four times – only to be told to “please contact a system administrator”. And that usually happens last thing on a Friday. When my patience resembles a tissue that’s been through the washing machine. Twice.

So, as someone who likes to consider themselves relatively tech-savvy and reasonably receptive to new gadgets, you may therefore think that I would take to the idea of biometric identification like a duck to water. You’d be wrong. I’m terrified. And I’m going to tell you why you too should be afraid.

Last week, high street lender TSB announced that it was becoming the first bank in Europe to introduce iris recognition ..

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Samsung Will Be Making iPhone Chips Again
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The company previously held a chip-making contract with Apple but lost it to Taiwan-based Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC). Samsung, along with TSMC, will make 7nm chips for Apple's 2018 iPhone model – which is lauded as being …

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AppleInsider (press release) (blog)
How to: turn your iPhone into a document scanner, and when you shouldn't
AppleInsider (press release) (blog)
Nothing can beat having the iPhone's camera with you but many, many tools can better how that camera shoots documents and what you can do with them later. AppleInsider staffers show you what apps and hardware we use to scan everything from single …

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There’s only a couple months left until the iPhone 8 should be announced, which means it’s fire sale time on the iPhone 7. Most of the major carriers have stock left, and with the iPhone 8 expected to be a big step up, it will take some persuading to make people jump the gun now, instead of waiting.

So it’s really not surprising that T-Mobile is rolling out a new deal on the iPhone 7 for the summer, which should get rid of some of the iPhone stock and tie more customers into a T-Mobile equipment payment plan.

Don't Miss: T-Mobile can’t stop making money
But don’t let the motives distract you from a good deal. If you trade in a recent big-screen iPhone — specifically, the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus — you get $300 towards the value of a new iPhone 7. The trade-in value of the device gets applied in store, and the balance of the $300 gets sent to you on a prepaid MasterCard.

You can also stack this deal on top of T-Mobile’s existing iPhone memory upgrade,..

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The iPhone 9 is coming. It’s an easy assumption to make: Apple has released a new flagship smartphone every year since 2007, the company is a juggernaut of the mobile industry, and the iPhone practically reinvented cell phones. Apple will almost certainly release an iPhone in 2018. Even several months before a still hypothetical launch, reports are surfacing that the company has already made some crucial decisions.
Rumors about a phone set to launch in fall 2018 seem farfetched, but it’s important to bear in mind that the iPhone 8, the device expected to launch this year, has been heavily rumored since early last year. A 5.8-inch OLED display in a phone the same size as the 4.7-inch iPhone 7, a dual lens camera, wireless charging… the key selling points of the upcoming device have been known for a while.
In traditional fashion, Apple has not said a word about either phone, as the company tends to avoid revealing too much about its future plans. A notable exception was the company’s ann..

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The process of quitting an app actually uses up battery
life.
Business
Insider

Closing unused apps on your iPhone won't improve its battery
life.

I repeat, opening up the multitasking window and swiping apps
off the screen won't help your iPhone get through the day.

This myth that it does has persisted for years. Apple blogger and
podcaster John Gruber said
earlier this week it's the “single biggest misconception
about iOS,” the software that iPhones run on.

Apple has also busted the myth. Executives have said in emails
that swiping apps off the screen doesn't help your iPhone's
battery life.

Last year, Apple fan Caleb sent an email to CEO Tim Cook asking,
“Do you quit your iOS multitasking apps frequently and is this
necessary for battery life?”

Craig Federighi, the head of software development at
Apple, replied: “No and No. :-)”

9to5Mac has
a copy of the email.

The myth that closing unused apps can save battery life has
been lo..

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