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The Original iPhone Film Festival returns

The iPhone isn't just for home movies, and now there's a film festival dedicated entirely to videographers who shoot with nothing but the smartphone.

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The Week in iOS Apps: Revolution, too!

The game Civilization Revolution is back on iOS with a sequel. Other apps let you compare wines, get shopping deals, and better organize your photos.

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Apple launches Back to School promo, offers gift cards with purchase

As in past years, Apple is offering a gift card to the Apple Store alongside the qualifying purchase of a Mac, iPad, or iPhone for the upcoming school year.

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Discounts on iPhones, Macs, and more: What's the deal?

Cheaper Macs and iPods and more frequent discounts on iPhone and iPads are great news for customers. But they also show that Apple more in control of its market than ever.

Repairing your iPhone: DIY or hire a pro?

When damage to your iPhone isn't covered by your warranty, what's the best course of action? Here are the most common complaints and a run-down on how to handle them.

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As iPhone thefts drop, Google and Microsoft plan kill switches on smartphones

After a year of pressure, U.S. law enforcement officials announce a major success in their phone anti-theft push

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Hackers behind iPhone ransom attacks arrested in Russia

A man and a teenaged boy are accused of using phishing and social engineering attacks to hijack Apple IDs and lock iOS devices

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Microsoft 'remasters' Skype iPhone app to solve messaging bugs

Microsoft's Skype team said the new iPhone app version, due in a week, will finally be on a par with its Android and iOS counterparts. In particular, the pesky offline messaging bugs will be solved, the team promises.

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iPhone game controls take a new shape in Razer's Junglecat

Razer's first iOS game controller is pocket-friendly, for a price.

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The Week in iOS Apps: Call and response

This week's roundup of apps for iPhone and iPad includes a new way to make sure you don't accidentally leave your phone behind. There are also games for fantasy fans and comic book lovers, plus some actually useful stuff.

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Apple hints password reuse, not iCloud hack, at heart of locked iDevice ransom attacks

A compromise of Apple's services is not to blame for the recent ransom lockouts via Find My iPhone, according to the company.

Four myths about Apple design debunked

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Former Apple designer Mark Kawano contradicts some common misconceptions about the roles of design and engineering at Apple, and explains how things really work in Cupertino.

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The Week in iOS Apps: The world is your Oyster

This week's roundup includes updates to the app that bills itself as "the Netflix of books." Plus new ways to track expenses, save screenshots, and stay organized.

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Djay 2 update features Spotify integration

The latest update to the popular app from Algoriddim gives users access to more than 20 million tracks of streaming music, giving experienced DJs a deeper well of music to play, and helping add polish to amateurs.