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How to make a custom ringtone for your iPhone, with GarageBand on iOS

With the latest version of iTunes, Apple buried the interface for making ringtones on the Mac. It’s still possible but a lot more cumbersome to manage.<p>A little-known secret is that you can actually make custom alert ringtones for iOS on your iPhone itself, using GarageBand. Here’s how.<p>This feature …

iOS

The iPhone X has three secret Face ID features that were just discovered

Apple’s forthcoming iPhone X represents one of the more intriguing and highly anticipated iPhone releases in history. Not only does the device …

Drop test confirms Apple totally lied about the glass back on the iPhone 8

When Apple unveiled the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X during its big September press conference a couple of weeks ago, the company said the …

Mobile Technology

Apple helped Belkin design this wireless charging pad for 2017’s new iPhones

The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus finally launched last Friday, but Apple’s own “AirPower” wireless charging pad isn’t yet ready for primetime. That …

Here’s How Apple’s All-Glass iPhones Fare When Dropped

An iPhone that wouldn’t shatter after being dropped? When Apple said as much while introducing the new, glass-backed iPhone 8 two weeks ago, it …

Mobile Technology

These People Went to Great Lengths to Prove the iPhone 8 Can Shatter

When Apple recently announced the shiny new iPhone 8, it didn’t take long for fear of a cracked phone to spread across the internet.<p>The iPhone 8 …

The best (and worst) new iPhone 8/Plus features [Video]

The iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus are officially on sale, and we were able to score both new smartphones early last Friday morning (read Jordan’s full review).<p>This launch felt a little different from past iPhone launches, simply because the highly-anticipated iPhone X looms large on the horizon. I’ve …

Mobile Technology

Crash test face-off: Will the iPhone 8 or Note 8 win?

Gadget warranty outfit SquareTrade gives Apple's latest a rather rude introduction to gravity and hard surfaces. The soiree does not go well.<p>It might be a bad idea to throw stones in glass houses, but it's not too smart to throw the new all-glass iPhone 8 either, according to the results of …

iPhone 8 and iPhone X cases made by Apple will allow for wireless charging

Apple has updated its accessories bin online and in stores with its own make of cases for the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X.<p>With regards to …

Here's how Apple tried to sell me on the iPhone 8

Commentary: A trip to my local Apple store on iPhone 8 launch day offers a relatively quiet atmosphere and the opportunity to be sold on the new phone.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Outside, there was a trolley filled with croissants, …

IPhone X’s Face ID might not be as secure as you think

Everyone is still coming to grips with the implications of iPhone X users having to rely on their face to unlock the device once Apple’s new …

Your photos just underwent a massive change with iOS 11. Here's what you need to know.

These bright red tomatoes were shot in the HEIF file format, which Apple has integrated into its iOS 11 operating system. The original image file …

Apple’s new ad gives 8 reasons to love iPhone 8

The iPhone 8 isn’t getting as hyped a reception from fans as previous models, but Apple’s making a hard push to lure in customers with its latest video.<p>Apple’s newest commercial gives people 8 things to love about the new iPhone 8, from durable glass front and back to its insanely fast A11 …

Use iOS 11's new Automatic Setup tool with your iPhone 8 and 8 Plus

Upgrading to the iPhone 8 or 8 Plus? iOS 11 makes it incredibly easy.<p>After unboxing your shiny new iPhone 8 ($699.00 at Apple) or 8 Plus and powering it up, the daunting task of transferring all of your accounts, messages, contacts and other assorted information is staring you right in the …

Share a WiFi Password in iOS 11 in 1 Quick and Easy Step

Most people know that the true test of friendship isn't texting someone every day, or being the first one at the bar for their happy hour — it's actually all about feeling comfortable enough to ask for the WiFi password. Think about it: it means you'll be over enough times to hop on the WiFi and …

iOS

The iPhone 8 back glass is more expensive to fix than the screen

The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus' most obvious design change is the switch to a glossy, glass back. There was a chance this glass would be priced at or around the same price as a cracked screen under AppleCare+, but that's apparently not the case: <i>AppleInsider</i> confirmed today that a broken back won't qualify …

Video: The best ARKit apps you can download now on iOS 11

One of the most hyped features of Apple's new iOS 11 update is ARKit, a series of tools for developers that make it easier than ever to create …

iOS

iOS 11 has a neat trick that makes setting up your iPhone 8 way easier

So you’ve bought a new iPhone 8 Plus or iPhone 8, and you’re ready to set it up and replace your older model. But if your older iPhone is updated to …

Don’t underestimate the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus

Any other year, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus would feel, well, magical. Apple‘s two new smartphones address some long-standing complaints from …

How to Discreetly Disable Touch ID and Face ID on an iPhone in iOS 11

There's an Emergency SOS feature built into iOS 11 that has hidden functionality -- it automatically disables Touch ID and makes it so your passcode has to be entered to unlock your iPhone.<p>Because it essentially shuts down the biometrics on your device, you can't be compelled by a police officer or …

iOS

5 things we just learned from the iPhone 8 teardown

Would you believe the iPhone 8 has a smaller battery? Here's what else iFixit discovered.<p>After a giant leak, a huge reveal and a full week with Apple's new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, you'd think we'd know everything about the company's latest phones. But new details keep trickling out. (Did you …

New drop test video shows how tough the iPhone 8 Plus is

Like clockwork, the first iPhone 8 drop test video has already hit the web, just a few short hours after Apple’s next-gen smartphone hit store …

Watch a YouTuber Take Apple’s iPhone 8 Through a Brutal Durability Test

YouTuber JerryRigEverything takes on his next challenge: Apple’s just-released iPhone 8. Putting the smartphone through a rigorous durability test, …

Apple deliberately disabled the 3D Touch task switching gesture in iOS 11, to restore it later

Apple’s <b>iOS 11 update for Apple devices</b> brought with a refreshing new, OLED-friendly design and several new features and gestures. On iPad, the …

iOS 11: Everything Apple added to Siri

The debut of iOS 11 this week brought changes that include augmented reality games and a better iMessage experience, but perhaps no aspect of the operating system was more changed than Siri.<p>Siri has gained more than a dozen new features, from the potential to share your social media account with a …

iOS

The first 17 apps you should download for your new iPhone 8

The Tech Insider staff picked some of our favorite apps that show off the power and potential of Apple's superphone.<p>This list includes both obvious choices you can find on the top charts, and lesser-known software that we use and love.<p>Let's check them out:

Apps

We shattered the iPhone 8

We subjected a brand new iPhone 8 to three drop tests to find out how fast it would break.<p>At first glance, not much has changed on the iPhone 8. Head on, it could easily be mistaken for an iPhone 7, or even a 6 for that matter. But the back is a different story.<p>This year Apple's iPhone 8 and 8 Plus …

Here’s how well the iPhone 8’s new all-glass design holds up [Video]

When Apple announced the new iPhone 8, it was quick to tout the device’s durability. With a new, all-glass design, customers were rightfully worried about how sturdy that glass was. “This glass is the most durable ever in an iPhone,” Apple said.<p>A new video from YouTuber PhoneBuff puts Apple’s …

Galaxy Note

‘Best-ever’ smartphone camera is the iPhone 8 Plus

The cameras onboard the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are the “best-performing” smartphone cameras ever tested, according to a report by DxOMark Labs.<p>Both iPhones surpassed what DxO once declared the best, the Google Pixel. The 8 Plus scored a 94, two points higher than its single-camera sibling. The Pixel …