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What's that emoji mean? It all depends on the device you're using

That emoji you see on Android may mean something completely different to an iOS user, according to a research study.

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The Week in iOS Apps: Welcome to Jurassic Park

This week's roundup includes the Lego version of one of our favorite movie franchises, ever.

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12 hilarious, brutally devious ways game developers punish pirates

The ways that game developers punish thieves in-game can be downright hilarious, like Quantum Break slapping an eye-patch with a Jolly Roger on pirates.



Scared straight: The iPhone hacking fear that wasn’t

Fortune misreads its own poll.


The week in Apple news: FBI hacks iPhone 5c, iPad Pro teardown, and more

Apple headlines for the week ending April 8, 2016.

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Unsealed court order shows Apple was ordered to unlock a phone in Boston too

The ACLU is pushing for more transparency in the government's use of the All Writs Act to compel Apple and Google to unlock smartphones for law enforcement.

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Microsoft’s Hub Keyboard for iOS puts Office365 at your fingertips but lacks punch

Microsoft’s disappointing iOS keyboard is not as feature-packed as its Android counterpart.

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Proposed U.S. law would require tech companies to help defeat encryption

A proposal from two senior U.S. senators would force tech companies to give technical assistance to law enforcement agencies trying to break into encrypted devices.

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The government still needs Apple’s help to crack a locked iPhone 5s in New York

Apple responded to the Department of Justice's latest claim, in a case already decided in Apple's favor but currently under appeal.

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Pencil it in: Apple should bring back handwriting recognition on the iPad

A few third-party apps let you search for words you wrote with the Apple Pencil, but real handwriting-to-text translation across iOS would be even better.

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The Week in iPhone Cases: More cases for the iPhone SE

This week's roundup of new iPhone cases is all about the iPhone SE, featuring sleeves, screen protectors, bumpers, and standard shells for Apple's latest device.

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47% off TomTom VIA 1505M 5-Inch Portable GPS - Deal Alert

Averaging 4 out of 5 stars from 440 people on Amazon, this GPS comes with free lifetime maps and an integrated fold and go mount.

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How to use an iOS device as a waystation for photo uploads

A reader would like to transfer images to an iPad while on the road, then sync with iCloud Photo Library and free up storage in iOS.

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The trouble with 3D Touch

Until 3D Touch is more ubiquitous, developers have no reason to make it anything more than an Easter egg.

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Apple Notes: The lack of default font options causes problems

What's wrong with Apple’s products? Sit down and Kirk McElhearn will tell you.