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September 23, 2017

The Morning After: Weekend Edition

by John_A

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.

Welcome to the weekend — and be careful with your new iPhone 8.

The flip side.Imagination Technologies agrees to £550 million sale

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Apple launched its first iPhone containing a custom-designed GPU this week, and at the same time, its former graphics chip partner agrees to a sale. Imagination Technologies saw its value dive after losing Apple as a customer for its PowerVR graphics hardware, so now a Chinese fund is buying the company for $743 million.

Really.Nintendo rolls out two-step authentication for online accounts

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Nintendo has been slow to catch up with online features and services, but now Nintendo Account owners can use two-factor authentication. Paired with a third party app like Google’s Authenticator, it adds an additional layer of security, and you should probably turn it on ASAP.

FYI.The iPhone 8’s glass back costs way more to repair than the front

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Be careful with that new iPhone 8. A number of Apple employees have told AppleInsider that the back glass isn’t covered under AppleCare+ screen repair warranty and is instead qualified as “other damage,” which costs $99 to fix.

No LTE problems yet.Apple Watch Series 3 first look

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Chris Velazco survives a day using just the Apple Watch Series 3’s built-in LTE connection.

iThings assemble.Apple refresh recap

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Need a reminder on Apple’s other big updates? We’ve got everything you need to know about iOS 11, the iPhones 8, and a quick look at the Apple TV 4K.

Hits, misses and leaks.The Engadget Podcast Ep 43

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This week Dana Wollman and Chris Velazco are discussing all of the new hardware from Apple, plus Google’s Pixel plans (and what we’ve learned from leaks).

But wait, there’s more…

  • ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ premiere on Sunday night
  • How Kevin Durant’s attempt to clap back at trolls backfired
  • Pirate Bay ‘borrows’ visitor CPUs to mine virtual coins
  • Bad Password: Why Equifax’s error wasn’t hiring someone with a music degree
  • Uber’s new CEO says the company is paying for its bad rep
  • Hackers slipped malware into popular PC software CCleaner

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