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The next Apple Pencil could have touch controls, according to this patent

Looks like we might see a new version of the Apple Pencil soon. Apple has filed a patent for a version of the Apple Pencil that has touch sensors along the shaft, allowing users to control iOS without ever taking their hand off the Pencil.
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Gear up with these five handy mobile accessories from CE Week

CE Week is winding down, and while most of the big players don't have a large presence, there's still a lot of new and exciting products to take a look at -- take a peek at these five handy mobile accessories.
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Boom for iOS makes your cheap earbuds sound like a high-end system

Boom, an equalizer app for iOS, effectively transforms even the cheapest of earbuds into a high-end sound system. It packs effects powered by a proprietary system of compression.
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iOS 10 kernel is not encrypted, and here's Apple reasoning

Apple released the developer preview of iOS 10 more than a week ago, and security experts have found that the kernel code, the core of the system is unencrypted. Apple says this decision will allow developers to optimize iOS 10 performance.
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T-Mobile offering free ‘unlimited speed’ international data to some subscribers

T-Mobile is boosting international data speeds throughout continental Europe this summer for subscribers to its Simple Choice plans. The promotion begins July 1 and ends August 31.
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Which says it best? iMessage vs. Facebook Messenger vs. WhatsApp

At WWDC 2016, Apple unveiled an amalgam of updates coming to iMessage this fall, but how do the new features compare with those offered by Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp? Check out our quick-hit comparison to find out.
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Best app deals of the day! 6 paid iPhone apps for free for a limited time

Everyone likes free apps, but sometimes the best ones are a bit expensive. Now and then, developers put paid apps on sale for a limited time, but you have to snatch them up fast. Here are the latest and greatest apps on sale in the iOS App…
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SanDisk’s new 128GB iPhone storage case has a secret bonus feature

SanDisk has just rolled out another solution for iPhone 6/6S owners looking for a way to get more storage for their device. The iXpand Memory Case offers up to 128GB of extra space, and also features a handy optional extra.
Android Army

Dropbox rolls out document scanning, new sharing features, and more to its apps

Dropbox is rolling out a bevy of new features to its apps on iOS and desktop, including document scanning, new sharing tools, shortcuts to documents, annotation options, and more.
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KFC adds some juice to its meals: Watt a Box charges phone while you feast

Would you like a power bank with your meal? That's what KFC's offering with Watt a Box, a meal box with a 6,100mAh power bank for charging your phone. You also get a micro-USB and a Lightning cable.
Social Media

Facebook pressures users to set Messenger as the default texting app with confusing prompt

Facebook users were misled by a Messenger pop-up prompt that asked users to set the app as their default SMS texting app. Users on Twitter were quick to respond with heavy criticism.
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Got five minutes? That’s all this app needs to help rid you of stress

Meditation doesn't only have to mean sitting cross-legged on the floor for hours. Choose the right method, and the benefits could come after five minutes, all while standing in line at Starbucks. The new Simple Habit app guides you through…