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Krisette is a technology writer who loves to cover disruptive technologies, trends, and a myriad of rumors and news updates. To satiate the inconsolable longing to feed her gadget addiction, she simply writes and tinker her gadgets for reviews. You may follow her blurbs, too! @krisettecapati

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office grants Apple 31 new patents

Apple was granted patents for the designs of the iPhone 5 with the new lightning connector released in September 2012, EarPods, U.I. related to Game Center, and the invention of their legacy earphones that come with a remote and microphone.

Facebook Messenger now supports 15-second video clip sharing

The Facebook Messenger app for iPhone now supports 15-second video clip sharing to friends (akin to Instagram’s video clip feature). Users can shoot and share the clip within the app instantly.

Apple to replace some faulty European iPhone USB adapters

Apple has initiated a replacement program of European iPhone USB adapters after the company discovered that some of them sold as a standalone accessory or bundled with the iPhone 3GS, 4, and 4s may overheat and could pose a safety risk. The faulty models shipped from October 2009 to September 2012.

Apple launches new Browse by Category section in App Store

Have you visited the App Store recently? You will see a new section named “Browse by Category” under the Feature section, which can be viewed in the iOS and Mac App Stores. The new section makes it easier for users to discover apps.

Samsung to release high-end Galaxy F-series to beat iPhone 6

When it comes to the smartphone wars, specs can be subjectively conclusive and inclusive. But now, even the launch date matters…at least for Samsung. The South Korean-based company is rushing ahead for a new flagship device called Galaxy F in order to release it ahead of the iPhone 6′s debut, which is expected for September, Phone Arena reports.

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New iPhone 5s ad focuses on fitness

The unveiling of Healthkit during the WWDC keynote confirmed previous reports on Apple’s plans to tap into the health and fitness industry. It looks like we’re going to see more of these concepts in upcoming devices and software upgrades, and the new ad campaign for the iPhone 5s is pointing the way.

Instagram app for iPhone updated with 10 photo-editing tools

Addicted to iPhoneography? The Instagram app for iPhone was updated June 4th with 10 photo-editing tools, improved colors and effects, and much more.

Was the iPhone 6 caught on video during WWDC preparations?

Answer: It wasn’t. I find it amazing that people spend so much time attempting to spoil Apple’s announcements at tomorrow’s event. While scouring for WWDC 2014 news, I found this interesting video posted by French website, Nowhereelse.fr, showing what appears to be an iPhone 6 onscreen during the WWDC keynote preparation.

iOS 7 adoption rate increases as WWDC approaches

With Apple about to unveil (hopefully) the new iOS 8—Chitika’s new data shows that nearly 90% of iPhones in United States and Canada are now running the current mobile operating system. Chitika arrived at these numbers based on May 22-28 impressions examined on its network in U.S and Canada.

Apple expands Portland retail store with bigger, better and “glassier” space

Bigger, better, and classier (and “glassier”)—that’s what you get when you go inside Apple’s new Portland retail store housed in one of downtown’s premier retail spots (replacing a Saks Fifth Avenue shop). Its first day was jam-packed as shoppers dropped by to shop for, tinker with, and ogle the gadgets and computers that sit inside.

Rumor: Alleged iPhone 6 back cover photo surfaces

Could this be another missing piece of the puzzle to confirm we’re going to see a 4.7-inch display on the upcoming iPhone? We’ve seen the front covers from previous reports and mockups; this time a photo of an alleged iPhone 6 back cover was reportedly obtained from the Australian blog, Macfixit.com.au.

See how these kids react as they play the “ancient” Apple II

Thanks to TheFineBros, we’re reminded of how technology has evolved for the past few decades (making us feel old, too). Their recent video on YouTube, in partnership with the Halt and Catch Fire team, shows how 7-13 year-old kids react to the old computers—particularly the Apple II computer, circa 1977.