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August offers 9to5 readers $30 off its Smart Lock Pro + Connect bundle, getting you the best deal yet on one of the best HomeKit lock options around ahead of Black Friday.

Get August Smart Lock Pro + Connect for $30 off ($249 Reg $279)

If you’ve decided to upgrade your front door into a smart door, the discounted August Smart Lock Pro + Connect offers a great system and full Wi-Fi connectivity is included with the bundled August Connect. It’s simple to install: it attaches to a standard deadbolt, allowing you to add HomeKit support to an existing door in about 10 minutes. An Auto-Unlock feature detects your arrival and unlocks the door automatically, and you can alternatively lock and unlock your door from anywhere using the company’s iPhone and Apple Watch apps.

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Apple announced yesterday that it’s delaying the HomePod smart speaker into early 2018, missing the critical holiday shopping season. The delay is definitely a disappointment for eager Apple fans, but thankfully there are a handful of other smart (and dumb) speaker options out there. In many cases, they may even be better options than Apple’s HomePod. Read on as we break it all down…

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With Apple’s HomePod delayed into 2018, here are the best ...





Apple Park’s Visitor Center celebrated its grand opening to the public today, and 9to5Mac is on the ground in Cupertino to see the new facilities in person. Just like at Apple’s Infinite Loop campus, the Apple Park Visitor Center has a company store with exclusive merchandise not available in other locations. Here’s a look at everything you can buy if you visit the new campus.

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Apple’s new Animoji feature has proven to be a viral and fun part of the iPhone X, but the $999 starting price is an understandable roadblock for a lot of potential customers. Apple says Animoji requires the TrueDepth camera system to work, but a quick hands-on test appears to show the playful messaging app working even when the IR camera unique to iPhone X is covered…

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How Animoji uses iPhone X’s TrueDepth Camera






Apple Watch Series 3 lets you make calls even when your iPhone isn’t nearby, and the new cellular feature is already coming to the rescue out in the wild. A recent Daily Mail report tells the story of kitesurfer John Zilles who crashed into water a mile offshore where sharks have been known to swim. Equipped with just Apple Watch Series 3, Zilles phoned home to let his family know he’d be in late then guided the Coast Guard to his location.

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With the iPhone X finally out, it’s time to sell your old phone and our buyback partners are offering an extra $10 on every trade-in through the end of the month. As the demand for the X continues to grow, the value of all older iPhones will begin to depreciate very quickly. If you were lucky enough to receive your phone already or if you will be receiving your new phone in the next few weeks, now is the time to act to maximize the value of your old phone with the coupon “9to5.”

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Extra $10 on every iPhone, iPad, MacBook, and Apple Watch ...



The iPhone X has been available for over a week now, which means users have had the last week to use Face ID, Apple’s new biometric technology that replaces Touch ID.

Over the last week, have you found Face ID to be an adequate successor to Touch ID?

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Have you found Face ID on the iPhone X to ...





If you are looking for a sleek and slender case to wrap your new iPhone X in, look no further than totallee. Totallee has been making super thin iPhone cases since 2013 and now offers a collection of ultra minimalistic cases for the newly released iPhone X. Totallee has made a name for itself in recent years by offering bulk-free cases at fair prices and by doing something a lot of the competition isn’t: offering branding-free products without the company’s logo all over the case.

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Totallee offers the most minimalistic collection of super thin iPhone ...


The iPhone X is entirely new and entirely different. It marks a complete departure from iPhones of previous years. The release of the iPhone X is also the most excited I’ve been about a new iPhone since the iPhone 4.

Since the iPhone 6, iPhone refreshes have been largely iterative. Sure, we’ve added some notable features along the way, but the iPhone X changes just about everything, from how we navigate iOS to the design and so much more.

I’ve been using the iPhone X for a week now, and like others at 9to5Mac, I’m wildly impressed with the device. Read on for 9 initial impressions from my first week with the iPhone X…

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iPhone X: 8 first impressions after a week with Apple’s ...





After its initial debut back in April, Apple’s Clips app is maturing into a go-to application for users looking to create video content via a quick and easy to use interface. The antithesis of complicated menu-driven video editing apps, Clips packs a ton of features into a surprisingly deep, but relatively simple-to-use UI.

In my first hands-on Clips tutorial back in April, I was impressed by the type of content that users could produce while wielding the few tools provided within the app. Fast-forward to July’s release of Clips 1.1, which added Disney/Pixar assets along with additional content from Apple, and it was clear that Clips wasn’t destined to be just a flash in the pan.

Back in July, Apple reported that Clips was garnering over 1M monthly unique users, and I suspect that Clips 2.0 will only broaden the app’s appeal and expand to more users. New features, such as the super-impressive Selfie Scenes revealed during the iPhone X keynote, harness the power of the device’s TrueDepth Camera to immerse the user inside one of a dozen 360-degree environments. There’s even a couple of Star Wars-inspired scenes, including one from the upcoming Last Jedi movie.

Just how big of an upgrade is Clips 2.0? Have a look at our hands-on video walkthrough as we highlight some of the key new features. more…

Hands-on: Clips 2.0 updated with iPhone X support, Selfie Scenes, ...












It's been a wild week for schemes and strategies. A band of thieves made off with a load of new iPhones, the CIA released more of bin Laden's hard drive contents, and Netflix nixed House of Cards because Kevin Spacey turned out to be a sexual predato...

After Math: Xs and Os


Apple will hold a special Apple Watch Activity Challenge to commemorate Veterans Day on 11 November in the United States. Apple Watch owners can earn a special badge and iMessage sticker for the event.

To earn the award, simply complete an 11 minute workout on Veterans Day. Accumulate time with the Workout app or a third-party app that adds workouts to the HealthKit database.

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The iPhone X marks a significant departure from previous generation iPhone design. Apple has crammed a 5.8-inch display into a body that’s only mildly larger than previous generation non-Plus models. A new video has hit YouTube this weekend, offering a close comparison between the iPhone X and every other iPhone model…

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As they tend to do, the folks at iFixit have descended upon Apple's latest creation to pull it apart piece by piece. While we didn't spot any fairie dust spilling out of the iPhone X, they did dig into its TrueDepth camera system (above) that enables...

Take a peek inside the iPhone X


The iPhone X is in the hands of customers worldwide today, and despite many reports of highly constrained supply, we’re seeing lowered shipping estimates along with many having success picking up the premium flagship device at local stores. If you set out this morning to pick up an iPhone X in person, how did it turn out?

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Currently featured by Apple on the Mac App Store, popular logo and vector graphics creation app Logoist is getting a big update with version 3. To celebrate the launch, developer Synium Software is offering 50% off for a short time.

Get Logoist 3 for 50% off on the Mac App Store for a limited time.

Logoist 3 is a full-fledged vector graphics workstation for creating custom imagery like logos, business cards, and other vector graphics, but it’s designed to be approachable for beginners while packing in enough to also satisfy professional graphic designers and illustrators. The latest release includes a ton of new features, including a brand new UI, Touch Bar support, under the hood enhancements such as Metal 2, and much more.

Head below for a look at what’s new in Logoist 3…

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Logoist 3 arrives on Mac App Store, 50% off for ...