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When the iPhone 11 debuted on September 10, it was met with less enthusiasm than the usual iPhone release. A lot of techies are holding off purchasing the latest gadget until Apple releases a phone with 5G technology.

Major US phone carriers have yet to build out the infrastructure necessary to provide a consistent 5G experience, so Apple didn't feel it necessary to integrate the technology into its latest iPhone.

A dramatic new feature on the iPhone 11 Pro is its three camera lenses. The three lenses give users the the original wide, plus ultrawide and telephoto options.

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Yelp Better: Local Search App To Find Retail Social Enterprises

The new "Social Impact" app ups your game as ethical consumer, helping find local businesses that fit your values.


These days a finger tap on a mobile device yields reviews of everything from a five-star restaurant to a grungy hole-in-the-wall gem. Foodies depend on contextualized local search to guide their chow hound adventures, and a new mobile application aims to become a Yelp for the socially-minded.

Social Impact” is a free app that utilizes the iPhone’s GPS system to display the closest retail social enterprises—including restaurants, coffee shops, and craft stores. The developers, Rolfe Larson Associates, have added nearly 700 businesses to the app's database so far—each include serving the common good as part of their mission. The developers are eager for users to suggest more socially progressive businesses to grow the network.

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Pocket EPA: iPhone Gadget to Measure Environmental Hazards

New gizmo will measure local radiation, electromagnetic pollution, and whether or not food is organic.

It's a hazardous world out there. Some things we have control over—like the food we put on our plates—but other risks are harder to detect. Lapka Electronics sees an opportunity in our anxiety over contaminated environments and is soon bringing a device to market that holds some promise to mitigate the toxicity to which we're all exposed.

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Intermission: A Duet with Siri

Siri has found a man, or at least a duet partner.

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According to the old saying, a man's best friend is his dog. But it's 2011, after all, so man's best friend may be getting a makeover. At least one man's best friend is.

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Why I Dumped My iPhone—And Why I'm Not Going Back

I was glued to my phone, until I realized it was making my life easier, not better.

On Black Friday in 2009, I said goodbye to my iPhone. And when Steve Jobs’ successor announces the newest version today, I’m going to ignore the whole spectacle. Or try to, anyway.

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The Talk-o-Meter: Measure the Give and Take in Your Conversations

Find yourself stuck in conversations where you can't get a word in edgewise? Here's the app for you. Hopefully there's a way to use it tactfully.

Conversation is an art. And, as with other art forms, creating a good conversation requires careful use of positive and negative space. In other words, you generally don't want one person dominating a conversation by talking all the time.

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