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Learn to build apps for iOS 12, plus enter for a chance to win an iPhone XS

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The hype surrounding the hotly-anticipated iOS 12 has simmered down a bit, but only because it’s finally been released and people are too busy tinkering with their iPhones to tweet. (We’re guessing.)

Unlike the previous iOS updates, tech critics and casual users are touting iOS 12 as the fastest yet, and get this — even on older phones. Yup, after what seemed like an eternity, it looks to be that the iPhone slowdown fiasco is finally over.

Gigi and Bella Hadid recreate iconic ‘Beetlejuice’ scene and excuse me while I burst into song

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Ever wondered what a family dinner is like at the Hadid household? ‘Course you have! 

Turns out it’s quite, errr, theatrical, judging by a Vogue video showing the Hadid siblings — Gigi, Bella, and Anwar — having dinner with their mom Yolanda. 

The family recreated a canonical scene from the much-beloved 1988 Tim Burton movie Beetlejuice. For those unfamiliar with the film, there’s a truly wonderful scene in which Catherine O’Hara (Delia Deetz) becomes possessed and starts singing…

Best 4K TV deals this week: Save on Sony, Samsung, LG, VIZIO, and more

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Now that the weekend’s over, you should really consider upgrading your old HD TV for a new 4K one — especially if you’re a football fan. We’ve gathered the best deals on 4K smart TVs from Amazon, Walmart, Target, and the Samsung Store, so you can dazzle your friends when you watch the Cleveland Browns take on the Oakland Raiders next Sunday.

If you’re looking to upgrade a TV in a…

Facebook expands its video Ad Breaks to 21 new countries

Facebook Ad Breaks, the social network’s pre-roll and mid-roll video ads, are launching in 21 new countries.

Facebook announced that Ad Breaks were generally available last month in five countries: the United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. Now it’s adding territories in Europe, Latin and South America and Asia to the list.

Maria Smith, Facebook’s director of product for the news feed and media monetization, noted that Facebook first started testing these…

Snapchat will soon let you shop for products on Amazon with its camera

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Instead of using your smartphone camera to take puppy-faced selfies on Snapchat, you’ll soon be able to use it to shop online. Or do both.

Snapchat announced this week it’s partnering with Amazon to offer users a new image-based shopping feature. The company says it plans to start testing the feature today, and will be rolling it out slowly to all users.

For those with the new product search feature, just snap a photo of something you…

The best UK deals for Monday: Epson projectors, Ecovacs robot vacuum cleaners, Hive thermostats, and more

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Sept. 23 marks the official beginning of autumn. It might be just the change we need as Storm Bronagh ensured we ended this summer on a very wet note. 

Whilst the forecast for this autumn is for a relatively sunny and mild season, what lies beyond that looks absolutely horrible. 

Now some may say this happens every year and reports that this coming winter will be crippling might be a tad exaggerated. But what if they are not? You will have to stay inside, it’s the safest and warmest thing…

Internal memo from Google’s CEO insists search results are free from political bias

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Google chief Sundar Pichai wants the people working for him to understand this clearly: Google’s search results aren’t influenced by political bias.

That’s the message Pichai focused on sending in a Friday email to all employees. He was responding to reports of a January 2017 email chain that started a few days after Donald Trump instituted his first version of the Muslim ban.

A Thursday report from the…

Silicon Valley’s hottest job is styling helpless tech execs

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The casual uniform of the millennial techie is a running joke by now, but some are starting to swap in their t-shirts and worn jeans for actual adult clothes. Stylist Victoria Hitchcock told Vox what it’s like to overhaul the lives and styles of Silicon Valley’s emerging employees – who literally can’t dress themselves – as they go “from boys to men.”

Hitchcock has been styling members of the tech and business…

Tim Cook reportedly behind Apple’s lame, sanitized television production plans

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Apple has all the money in the world, but as the disastrous Planet of the Apps proved, money is no substitute for good taste. 

The 2017 reality show from the makers of your favorite $1,449 phone pitted app developers against each other for the approval of their celebrity ring masters, and in doing so kept clear of all the hallmarks of many of today’s most popular shows: Sex, drugs, profanity, and violence. That appears to have been very much by CEO Tim Cook’s design, who the Wall Street…

Ted Cruz’s latest dig at Beto O’Rourke on Twitter might be his vilest yet

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Ted Cruz’s social media team has reached a dark new low.

Right before Senate hopeful Beta O’Rourke’s debate with Cruz last night, where the sitting Senator skirted the question about whether police violence against African-Americans was a problem, Cruz released a seemingly innocuous video on Twitter featuring O’Rourke.

In it, Beto denounces the murder of Botham Jean, who was mysteriously killed in his apartment by an off-duty police officer.