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The latest iOS update makes it easier to flip the camera during FaceTime calls

Apple’s iOS 12.1.1 update is now available to download, and it comes with some new improvements and fixes for some controversial iOS 12 changes. Most notably, FaceTime — which faced a lot of criticism from users for removing features like the ability to take Live Photos during calls, and making the ‘flip camera’ button harder to find behind a menu — has been tweaked. The button has returned to the main screen, on the bottom menu row alongside the Mute, Effects, and End Call button.

Other big features include dual SIM with eSIM support for additional carriers on iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max, and a notification preview using haptic touch on iPhone XR. Bugs like issues with visual voicemail downloading, Face ID being temporarily…

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Last year’s iPad Pro is more affordable than ever at B&H Photo

The new iPad Pro might be the best fit for those who want its slick, new design, and to take solace in owning the most powerful tablet that Apple has created yet. For everyone else, last year’s iPad Pro is still plenty capable, and now it’s considerably more affordable thanks to a sale at B&H Photo. This discount focuses on the 12.9-inch model in particular, and to give you a taste of what’s below, even the 512GB version with Wi-Fi and LTE support costs the same as the new 12.9-inch iPad Pro with 64GB sans cellular support.

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Google releases Chrome 71 with features to block abusive ads

Google has announced that Chrome 71 has left beta and is publicly rolling out for Windows, Mac, and Linux, as spotted by 9to5Google. The latest version of Google’s browser was in the works over the past few months, touting features to help fight against abusive ad experiences by blocking manipulative ad designs and showing billing warning screens.

With Chrome 71, Chrome will filter experiences on websites that fall under Google’s definition of abusive. These include web experiences that aren’t just limited to ads, such as auto-redirects that happen without any action from a user or trick-to-click experiences like a warning notification that actually leads to an ad or another website’s landing page. Sites that are reported to have abusive…

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Russian search giant Yandex is releasing an Android phone

Russian internet company Yandex is releasing its first smartphone, simply called the Yandex Phone. The entry-level Android 8.1 phone will be sold in Russia, complete with Yandex’s own maps, weather, and GPS apps. However, the Yandex Phone isn’t the company’s only new product: recently, Yandex has dabbled in smart speakers, investments with Uber, and even self-driving cars.

Image: Yandex

The Yandex Phone also comes with Alice, the Russian search giant’s take on a virtual assistant that launched in October of last year. Otherwise, this low-end Android device has fairly standard specs: a 5.65-inch screen at 2160 x 1080 resolution with no notch, a Snapdragon 630 processor, 4GB of RAM, a headphone jack, USB-C port, and…

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Apple releases its first clear case to show off the iPhone XR’s colors

After a six-week delay, Apple has added its $39 iPhone XR clear case to its online store, via MacRumors.

This an especially strange and unexpected delay; the clear case was initially mentioned in an Apple press release from October, and so far, this is the only Apple-made case that’s been released for the iPhone XR. The company has never offered a clear protective case for its phones before, so it’s possible these cases will be the only Apple-official cases offered for the iPhone XR in order to show off the phone’s colorful glass backs.

According to the product description, the case is “crafted with a blend of optically clear polycarbonate and flexible TPU materials,” so hopefully it won’t yellow over time as much as cheaper…

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The best gifts for console gamers

Games are a staple of any holiday season, and what better way to celebrate than by playing some of the biggest titles around? We’ve picked a string of great games in our holiday gift guide, including Spider-Man, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Red Dead R… …read more