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Funny iPhone Notifications

Let's face it, there are some iOS notifications Apple hasn't included that would actually come in handy, such as one for drunken texting. If your text message contains more than "x" amount of typos, a notification pops up that either fixes them automatically, or closes out "Messages" entirely. Also, for the times you feel speakerphone is appropriate in public, but we all know how that goes. Continue reading for more.

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Slide to Answer

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Seasoned iOS users probably already know why there are some calls that require you to "Slide to Answer" while others can be declined, but there are new iPhone owners that might be perplexed. As long as your phone is locked, it will only let you "Slide to Answer", with the option to "Decline", "Accept", "Remind Me", and "Message" appearing only in unlocked mode. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading to watch the five most popular viral videos of today - includes a very smart parrot.

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Ridiculous Phone Cases

Sometimes, shock value is actually a better selling point than just an ultra minimalist design. For example, having a coffee cup holder built into a phone case probably isn't the most practical of items, but can you imagine the social media attention you'll receive from people who spot you using it? That alone is worth more than any gold-plated and / or jewel-encrusted phone case out there, if...you're into that sort of thing. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos of today.

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DeLorean iPhone Case

The Back to the Future trilogy didn't predict smartphones, but right now, a DeLorean iPhone case is the hottest accessory online, and for the affordable price of $50. As you can see from the images and video, it's an amazingly detailed reproduction of the iconic movie vehicle, with the phone itself housed where the car's chassis would go. There are built-in LED lights and even moveable parts that allow you to fully use your phone when it's in the case. There are a few caveats, or at least for those who prefer function over form: the wheels are locked into hover mode and you need to slide the bonnet across to use the camera, and users also need to flip up one side to reach the volume buttons. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny internet trolls gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a guy who manages to solve a Wheel of Fortune puzzle with just one letter showing.

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This look like someone (or a store) charging hundreds of phones in preparation to sell, but these are all used by special app store reviewers in China for boosting rankings. Since there are tens of thousands of apps submitted daily, even great apps get lost in the shuffle, these companies sell 5-star reviews - many contain strange stories that you are unrelated to the app - in hopes that your app will hit the top charts. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading to see the top five most popular viral vidoes of today, including a crazy HCL + aluminum foil experiment.

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Batmobile iPhone Case

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It's the Batmobile...it's a toy...it's an iPhone case? That's right, Bandai has unveiled a Batmobile-inspired iPhone 6 case that's definitely the geekiest we've come across yet. Featuring LED lighting, a built-in Bat Signal projector on the back, a utility belt that covers the home button, and pop-out front wheels (uncover the phone's camera lens). Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for 15 ways to beat procrastination.

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iPhone 6 Space

Urban Armor Gear wanted to prove that their military-grade iPhone 6 case could protect the handset from just about anything. So, they attached the phone, two GoPro cameras and a GPS locator onto a weather balloon to the edge of space, 100,000-feet up. Despite the handset shutting down due to extreme temperatures during the flight, it was fully functional after the test, even without a screen protector. Steve Armstrong, the co-founder of Urban Armor Gear, said: "Our cases already meet military drop-test standards, but now we can officially say that they are space tested as well." Continue reading for the video and more information.

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iPhone China Smuggling

With Apple having official stores in China now, we don't come across as many crazy iPhone smuggling stories, but then this guy popped up in the news. Simply put, he decided to strap 94 iPhones (various models) to his body in an attempt to smuggle them from Hong Kong to Guangdong province, China. The China Daily reports that they are valued at a combined 300,000 yuan ($48,300+ USD), and attached "to his chest, belly, thighs and shanks" with run-of-the-mill masking tape. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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iPhone 6 Tips

Got a new iPhone 6 for Christmas? Here are some cool tips and tricks that just might come in handy. First up, we start with the camera. Both the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus offers users the ability to record 1080p footage at 60fps, but it's off by default. Simply go into Settings > Photos & Camera > Record Video at 60 FPS to enable it, and you'll gain the ability to switch between 30 fps and 60 fps click on the icon in video mode when you go to record. Continue reading for more.

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iPhone M&M Candy Sorter

Even though M&M's all have the same chocolate center, some people just prefer certain colors over others. The DIY sorter claims to be faster that most sorters, which uses the iPhone 5S camera, instead of the traditional way of registering a sweets' color using a sensor before dropping them into rotating containers. Simply put, once the camera recognizes the M&M's color, a Bluetooth module attached to an Arduino-powered motor fires off the correct electromagnet gate to do the physical sorting. Continue reading for the video and more information.

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