Check out this week’s best tech, tools and lessons [Deals]


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This was a good week for deals, as the list below will attest to. From a camera that takes 3-dimensional pictures to an app for keeping your writing process in line, comprehensive courses in cyber security and more. Take a look, there’s probably something here you’ll be glad you found: Cyber Security Hacker and Pen […]

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Apple Stores go green in advance of Earth Day


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One week before Earth Day, Apple has changed its iconic one color logo to a green-leafed one at select Apple Stores — echoing Apple’s goal under Tim Cook of leaving the world a better place. Retail staff will also be rocking special green shirts for the week — celebrating the fact that select brick-and-mortar retail stores belonging […]

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Apple taps Surface Pro hinge maker for super-thin MacBooks


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Apple has hit up the makers of the ultra-tiny hinges used for the Microsoft Surface Pro to come and work on its next-gen MacBooks, which will launch in the second half of 2016. It’s worth noting that this is the Surface Pro and not the innovative Surface Book we’re talking about, so don’t necessarily expect […]

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How Steve Jobs and the Industrial Design Team saved Apple, this week on The CultCast


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This week on The CultCast: we recall how Steve Jobs and the industrial design team saved Apple. Plus: the reason Jony Ive gave us his car for a chauffeur; one year with the Apple Watch; and we reveal the strange cultural phenomenon we’ve been secretly loving in an all-new What We’re Into. Our thanks for […]

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Use free Snapseed on iPad to tune your photos to best effect


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Snapseed is a free image editing app from Google that has some fantastic editing tools to make any photo even better. The killer feature here is the set of Tune Image tools that let you take a good photo and turn it into a great photo, right on your iPad, with very little effort. Here’s […]

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Apple reveals how long its devices typically last


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How many years do you use your iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, or Mac before shutting it down for the last time and sending it to the big Apple Store in the sky? While Apple products are typically far more solid and long-lasting than those made by their rivals, the company offers a clue in a newly-released […]

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Drawings reveal new buildings inside Apple’s ‘spaceship’ campus


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More architectural renderings have surfaced showing off a few new details of Apple’s eagerly-anticipated “spaceship” campus — including ancillary buildings such as a reception center, food stations for employees, and more. Check them out below. The main reception building will reportedly be located at “the main pedestrian entrances to the Apple Campus II site,” and will be […]

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Apple reaches deal with Samsung to buy OLED iPhone displays


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Samsung: you can’t live with ’em, you can’t make iPhones without ’em, a new report reveals. Apple has reportedly brokered a deal with its long-time South Korean “frenemy” to provide OLED panels for a future iPhone, scheduled to ship in 2017. According to the alleged terms of the deal, Samsung Display will supply in the region of 100 […]

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iPhone recycling is Apple’s latest gold mine


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If this whole computer and smartwatch thing doesn’t work out, Apple could have a prosperous future in iPhone recycling. The company released its annual environmental report today, which covers 2015. While the whole thing is pretty interesting, we really started paying attention at the part where the company shared how much material its recycling initiative […]

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Apple looks to paid search to ‘improve’ discoverability on App Store


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Apple seems to be looking to improve the way people find apps in the App Store. According to unnamed sources, paid search is one way Apple might both improve discoverability as well as make some money off the feature, like Google does on its own Google Play store. Paid search would let developers pay Apple […]

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$2 billion lawsuit claims Apple Watch idea was stolen


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A Michigan woman is suing Apple and Nike for a combined $5 billion over claims that the two companies stole her concept for a device called a “Detachable Beeper Disc Digital Gym Shoe with Sensor.” She states that she filed a patent for her invention 20 years ago, well before the companies came up with […]

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Microsoft’s one-handed iOS keyboard goes beta


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Typing on your iPhone with one hand is about to get a whole lot easier thanks to good samaritans at Microsoft that have invented a custom keyboard for iOS. Microsoft revealed today that its latest iOS app, Word Flow, just entered the beta testing phase. The new keyboard (which is different than the Hub keyboard […]

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Microsoft’s one-handed iOS keyboard goes beta


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Typing on your iPhone with one hand is about to get a whole lot easier thanks to good samaritans at Microsoft that have invented a custom keyboard for iOS. Microsoft revealed today that its latest iOS app, Word Flow, just entered the beta testing phase. The new keyboard (which is different than the Hub keyboard […]

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Why Apple Jony Ive rides in a chauffeured Bentley


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The striking thing about Motor Trend‘s piece on the rumored Apple car is all the talk of the “user experience.” The various auto designers and experts interviewed by Motor Trend speculate that Apple will try to redefine the car “experience.” They talk about stuff like acoustics, and look and feel, rather than specs like miles […]

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Psst. We’re giving away $1,000 iTunes gift cards [Deals]


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You can think of iTunes like the biggest content candy store in the world, a motherlode of albums, apps, games, movies and TV shows, and on and on. If you’ve ever wondered what it’d be like to go into iTunes with a huge bag to fill as you please, today could be your lucky day. […]

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Instagram gets personal with ‘Videos You Might Like’


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Instagram gets personal in hopes of helping you find interesting shared videos much more easily with a new feature in the Explore area of its popular photo sharing service. Called “Videos You Might Like,” the new personalized channel can be found in the Explore grid within the mobile app. Now you can spend less time […]

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Apple lines up Manchester City star as sport ambassador


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Apple is planning to make a big advertising push during the 2016 UEFA European Championship football tournament, and Raheem Sterling could be the star of the company’s ads. Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling is reportedly close to signing a deal with Apple to become its first ever global sports ambassador from England, but the entire deal […]

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Otherwise great platformer is virtually unplayable in VR Mode [Reviews]


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Let me say this up front: Space Box is a fantastic game. It’s challenging, fun, and has some really great mechanics and art. And if you have a set of virtual-reality goggles to plunk your iPhone into, you can even play it hands-free in 3-D using head-tracking controls. And that’s where it runs into some […]

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Apple deals: Lowest prices ever on iMac, MacBook and more


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While the anticipated MacBook Pro revamp is grabbing all the headlines, we’ve got an iMac deal that should be getting your attention. Get the details on this hot buy, plus the lowest prices we’ve ever seen on a premium MacBook and a handy iPad accessory, in this week’s roundup of the best Apple deals. 27-inch […]

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Samsung’s Gear Manager app for iPhone leaks out early


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Samsung’s new Gear Manager app for iOS, which will let you pair an iPhone with the Gear S2 smartwatch, has leaked out ahead of its official debut. Testers say the app will bring a surprising amount of functionality, allowing users control music from their watch, and even sync new faces to it. Samsung has already confirmed […]

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