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Comic: Gourd of the Daleks

Happy Saturday, iMore! Because Rich is awesome, he's letting us run some of his Mac-themed comics from the Diesel Sweeties archive on weekends. Bonus comics, woo! We hope you enjoy.

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Apple comments on A9 chipset performance: Negligible real world difference

There's been a lot of chatter about potential performance differences between the Apple A9 processors supplied by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and Samsung. Synthetic benchmarks run in non-scientific tests have shown some variance in battery life between the two when under artificially heavy load. Under normal usage conditions, however, very little variance has been found. When reached for comment, Apple provided me with the following statement:

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I got the new Philips Hue HomeKit lights, and I love them

I resisted the pull of Philips Hue lights for so long. And then, Philips announced a HomeKit bridge. Now, I am the proud owner of three Hue lights, a HomeKit bridge, and a Lightstrip. And I made a video about it all.

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Samsung vs. TSMC Apple A9 processors: What you need to know!

Last year Apple sourced the Apple A8 system-on-a-chip (SoC) exclusively from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), a change from previous generations sourced from Samsung. This year, in order to meet the ever-increasing demand, the Apple A9 is being sourced from both. That's led some to wonder out loud if there was a difference between the TSMC and Samsung chipsets. So, is there?

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How I shot and edited my iPhone 6s review on the iPhone 6s Plus--in 4K!

Hey, iMore! By now you've probably already seen Rene's mammoth iPhone 6s Plus review. I wanted to chat a bit about my video review, which premiered today alongside Rene's written review. First of all, I hope you guys watch and enjoy it—it was a ton of fun to make. And yes, it was made entirely on the iPhone 6s Plus: shot, edited, and produced! In fooooooooour kaaaaay. How'd we do it? Read on.

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Apple comments on YiSpecter malware

Apple has provided the following statement to iMore in regards to the YiSpecter malware, which made headlines earlier today despite it's incredibly minimal risk to any prudent iPhone or iPad owner.

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Say goodbye to repairing file permissions in El Capitan

Repairing file permissions has long been a standard practice of many old-time Mac users. Debates have raged about its efficacy, but the bottom line is there's always been a way to do it in Apple's Disk Utility app, and if Apple lets you do it it, it must be okay, right? That changes with Disk Utility in El Capitan. Let's take a look.

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Hands on: Pressure-sensitive drawing with a stylus on the iPhone 6s

During my iPhone 6s testing, I came across a wonderful fact for those who like sketching with something other than their finger: Any iPhone or iPad stylus can take full advantage of 3D Touch—which means, yes, you can use Notes's pressure sensitivity (and any other drawing app's) with your favorite pen. So I did a test!

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Custom complications on watchOS 2: Explained

"Complications" is a term used to describe anything on a watch face that goes beyond telling the time. Calendar was the first Apple Watch complication that showed time keeping beyond what even a mechanical or digital watch could do. Now, with watchOS 2, Apple is letting third-party App Store apps in on the complications game with a framework called ClockKit. And in so doing, they're opening us up to something bigger and brighter—the future of the computational watch.

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10 tiny features I love about OS X El Capitan

Here are some of the coolest little features hiding away in OS X El Capitan that folks should know about.

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