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Imagining iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C: Pricing and availability

New designs, new processors, new radios, new features big and small, at the end of the day it still all comes down to how much it costs and whether or not you can even get it. Urban myth tells us Steve Jobs was responsible for dreaming Apple's amazing products into existence, but Tim Cook was the one who figured out how to get them made as efficiently and economically as possible. For the iPhone 5s there probably won't be any big surprises, though there could be some storage size and color option twists. For the iPhone 5c, however, it could be a whole new thing.

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Imagining iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C: Fingerprint scanner, sensors, and ports

If the rumors are true, the 2013 flagship iPhone will be a S-class update, just like the iPhone 3GS in 2009 and the iPhone 4S in 2011. That means that while the overall look and feel won't change, some special new feature will be offered to make it a more enticing upgrade than it seems on the surface. Video recording and Siri fit that bill the last two times. This time it seems like it'll be a fingerprint scanner. Could any additional new or updated sensors come along for the ride? What about speakers or connectors or other new hardware? When the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c are introduced next week, just what exactly will be introduced along with them?

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Imagining iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C: iSight and FaceTime cameras

For several years now, Apple has made the camera a priority on the iPhone. It's one of the world's most popular cameras, and every keynote for the last few years, an entire segment has been devoted to both its optics and its processing. With the upcoming iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c that's not going to change. Apple are masters of using software and hardware not only in tight integration, but in a way that creates far more than the sum of the parts. The iPhone camera is one of the best examples of that. So where can they take it next?

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DeskConnect trumps iOS 7 AirDrop for file sharing

DeskConnect is a new app available for download from the App Store and Mac App Store that enables you to quickly and easily share files between Macs and iOS devices. And it's free

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Imagining iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C: LTE, Bluetooth, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and no NFC

The iPhone is an amazing piece of technology in many, many ways, and a lot of those ways are predicated entirely on the radios, on being connected. It's that persistent connection, to the internet and to other devices - the connection of things - that makes it so powerful, that will make the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c so powerful. Whether those radios, for cellular networking, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi get upgrades this year remains a question, as does whether or not a near-field communications (NFC) chip will ever make an appearance in an Apple product.

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BioLite CampStove review - charge your iPhone with fire

Camping season ain’t over yet! One gadget that I’ve been eyeballing for some time is the BioLite CampStove, and I finally got some time to give it a shot. Yes, you charge your iPhone with fire. It’s pretty awesome.

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MyFitnessPal for iPhone review: Easily log workouts, diet, and more

MyFitnessPal is one of the best general fitness logging apps on the iPhone. Not only can you log workouts but food and water intake as well. What's more, it connects to hardware like Fitbit and Jawbone UP, and is available on most mobile platforms. Check out the video above for my full review!

If you haven't tried it yet, download it now and get going! If you have, tell us how you like it and how you're using it!

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Imagining iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C: Casing, display, and design

When it comes to the iPhone, Apple has gotten into a pattern of tick-tock hardware releases. One year they unveil bold new designs and manufacturing processes, the next year they improve the chips, cameras, radios, and other components inside it. If Apple sticks to that pattern, we're in a tock year and that means the general design of the iPhone 5s should be pretty much the same as last year's iPhone 5... though with a potential twist. iMore already told you about the gold iPhone 5s - and there's also likely to be the equal but opposite iPhone 5c this year as well. "Equal but opposite" in that iPhone 5c might save all its changes for the outside. So what does that mean?

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The best Bluetooth tenkeyless keyboards for Mac

Wires are ugly; they create clutter and can get tangled and generally are just a nuisance. Fortunately all Macs have had Bluetooth for a long time, so you have wireless alternatives. "Tenkeyless" keyboards eschew a numeric keypad; many people don't need them, so keypads take up extra space that you just don't need on your desk. Few companies produce Mac-specific Bluetooth keyboards; fewer still have keyboards we can recommend. Here are three that I think are excellent choices for a wireless desktop setup.

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Garmin's pricey HUD moves turn by turn directions from iPhone to windshield

When it comes to getting from point A to point B in your car, it's nice to have a phone that knows the way. Garmin, the maker of GPS systems and mapping software, has developed a new Bluetooth accessory that should make it easier to get there: the HUD (short for Heads Up Display). Coming in September, the HUD works with iOS, Android and Window Phone 8 devices alike and gives your automobile a taste of jet fighter technology.

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