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iPhone X goes on sale: How to buy and everything you need to know

Apple's £1,000 iPhone X, the company's most expensive phone to date, goes on sale on Friday, finally launching the highly-anticipated flagship smartphone.<p>The iPhone X comes with an edge-to-edge OLED display, wireless charging and facial recognition security. It joins the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus …

An "iPhone 5SE" might come as soon as March

Apple is believed to be working on a new 4-inch iPhone, and now <i>9to5Mac</i> claims to have details on what we should expect. The new phone is reported to be an improved version of the iPhone 5S: Apple is essentially said to be taking the guts of the iPhone 6 and stuffing them into the 5S's smaller body. …

Apple spent 2015 in beta

Everything needs more focus and more time<p>The <i>Gizmodo</i> headline last week was blunt, in the way that the best Giz headlines are blunt: Everything Apple Introduced This Year Kinda Sucked. It's worth reading; it is surprisingly easy to make the argument that everything on Apple's huge list of new …

Belgium’s first Apple Store celebrates local comic art

Comic books are considered an important part of Belgian culture. So it seemed only fitting that one of the biggest icons in pop culture, Apple, would team up with comic artists for the opening of the first-ever Apple store in Brussels.<p>Apple released a two-minute video over the weekend on its …

Apple Store

Watch Apple's iPad Pro, Apple TV, and iPhone 6S event in 8 minutes

By Apple standards, today's event was a blockbuster, covering major product updates in <i>three</i> different categories. One is notable, two is a party, but seriously — three? We're still catching our breath.<p><b>Read next:</b> The iPhone 6S and 6S Plus review, iPad Pro review and the Apple TV review.<p>The good news …

Apple iPhone event announced for Wednesday, September 9

And maybe new iPads and even an Apple TV?<p>Apple has just announced its traditional fall iPhone launch, sending out invitations to the press for an event on September 9th at 10AM PST, as expected. Less expected? The venue, San Francisco's Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. That's a new one for Apple — and …

Apple Watch

Microsoft's Clippy returns to kill Siri and hack the world

<i>Hi! It looks like you’re creating a music video. Would you like some assistance today?</i><p>If you activate the maze screensaver, you never know what you might find. Buried deep at the end is Clippy, the Microsoft Office assistant of the '90s, and he’s not happy. He’s stuck on a boring planet with the …

Is Typography Science, Art, Philosophy or Craft?

As with any medium as widely used as typography, it can fit into many categories. Typography is a part of all of our lives, so let’s analyze it for a …

Typography

Living through the first 24 hours of Beats 1 radio

<b>12:02PM ET</b> It's just past noon on a beautiful sunny day in New York City, I'm at <i>Verge</i> HQ sitting next to a wireless speaker, and just two minutes shy of its scheduled launch time, Beats 1 is on the air. The station had been streaming Brian Eno's <i>Music For Airports</i> prior to its first broadcast, which …

Foursquare finally brings mayorships and true competition to Swarm

Checking in feels like fun again<p>One of the best things about the old Foursquare has made its way back to Swarm: mayorships. You can now compete with users everywhere for the most check-ins at any business listed in the app, earning badges and bragging rights in the process. It's a surprisingly …

Apple’s WWDC Keynote In 90 Seconds

Apple had a lot to announce at its Worldwide Developer Conference this morning, and it was easy to miss big news as it happened during the two-hour-plus keynote. We’ve summed it up right here, with links to our coverage if you want to know more.<p>Off the bat, Apple announced Mac OS X El Capitan. …

Jony Ive taking new, more hands-off 'chief design officer' role at Apple

Jony Ive, the man behind Apple's hardware and software design, is taking a step back from day-to-day operations. In a profile by Stephen Fry at <i>The Telegraph</i>, Apple has revealed that Ive is taking a new role as "chief design officer." Ive tells Fry that he's "still in charge" of the company's …

Microsoft is overhauling Outlook.com with a new look and features

Enters preview today<p>Microsoft is migrating its Outlook.com email service over to Office 365 soon, and with it will come a new interface and features. In a significant overhaul of Outlook.com, Microsoft is adding 13 new themes to its email service. While the look is familiar, it’s now more closely …

Windows 10

Apple releases cheaper Retina iMac and 15-inch MacBook Pro with Force Touch

Apple is starting to bring the price down on its 5K Retina iMac, releasing a new version today that sells for $1,999 and lowering the cost of its high-end model down to $2,299. That's a big drop, as the 27-inch Retina iMac originally sold for $2,499 at launch. The cheaper 27-inch iMac is largely …

Apple Watch is a miniature replica of the original iPhone

With its small screen and 0.46-inch thickness, the original iPhone from 2007 looks like an antique these days. Put it next to the Apple Watch, however, and it’s remarkable how similar the two devices look in terms of their design language.<p>At 0.45 inches, the Apple Watch is ever so slightly thinner, …

Miss Daft Punk? Check Out Madeon

Madeon revives that classic robot-rockin' sound at House Of blues tonight. [ more › ]

Starbucks Opens Its First Express Format Store On Wall Street

Starbucks has hit New York City with its first express format store located at 14 Wall Street. Designed by their in-house design team, Starbucks have …

How to turn your $399 Apple Watch gold

Lusting after the gold Apple Watch Edition but don’t have the funds for Jony Ive’s $17,000 timepiece? You could take out a second mortgage on the house, or sell a kidney. Or you could do what artist Casey Neistat did and manually turn an Apple Watch Sport into a golden beauty.<p>Neistat only had $399, …

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Apple Announces New Cool Stuff

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