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Today in Apple history: Happy birthday, Steve Wozniak!

<b>August 11, 1950:</b> Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is born. While Steve Jobs may be the most admired Apple figure, Woz might be the most well-loved by fans.<p>In addition to his most famous creation, the Apple II, Wozniak is also responsible for imbuing Apple’s products with his fun-loving …

Apple

A Ten-Minute Silent Song Is Soaring Up the iTunes Charts

For some vehicles, when an iPhone is plugged into the car's USB port music playback begins automatically, and it always starts in alphabetical order at the top of the user's iTunes library. Because of this, many users will hear the same song, usually beginning with an "A," over and over again each …

Apple Music

Why no one has 're-invented' email yet

You may remember the great tech crisis of 2014: Email was broken! We were getting so overwhelmed by the deluge of messages flooding our inboxes that …

Apps

Elago's New M4 Stand Turns Your iPhone 7, 6s, or 6 Into The Original Macintosh

Back in January, accessory maker Elago launched the W3 Charging Stand for Apple Watch, which housed Apple's modern wearable within a silicone shell that looked just like the Macintosh computer from 1984. This week, Elago is launching another nostalgic accessory, this time allowing users to turn …

Flyover reveals Apple Park is still dirty ahead of April opening

A new Apple Park drone video shows just how close Apple’s spaceship office complex is to completion.<p>Installation of hundreds of solar panels on the roof of Apple Park’s cavernous garage is now done, while those being positioned on the main building’s roof are almost finished as well. With the bulk …

Leaked Galaxy S8 video reveals Samsung’s new iPhone rival

While Samsung isn’t expected to unveil the Galaxy S8 until the end of March, a supposedly leaked video purports to show exactly what the upcoming phone looks like.<p>The video appears to show both the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the larger S8+. Both devices seen in the video sport curved edge-to-edge …

Apple granted patent for fingerprint reader embedded in display; could allow auto-authentication

Apple has filed a number of patent applications for different ways of embedding a fingerprint reader into a display, and one of these has today been granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Apple first applied for the patent in 2015.<p>In addition to allowing Apple to eliminate a separate …

IPhone 8

Apple’s Next iPhone Will Have a Curved Screen

Rival Samsung will be the initial supplier of OLED screens for Apple’s 10th anniversary iPhones<p>TOKYO—Apple Inc. has decided to adopt a flexible display for one model of the new iPhone coming out this year and has ordered sufficient components to enable mass production, people familiar with the …

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The Motherboard Guide to Cord Cutting

You've always wanted to cut the cord—here's how.<p>Let's face facts: Nobody likes their cable company.<p>Sure, you still need the likes of Comcast and Time Warner Cable for home broadband, but thanks to a collection of new services and devices from companies like Sling TV, PlayStation Vue, Roku, and …

Mary Tyler Moore: A Life in Pictures

Steve Jobs Used this Insanely Simple Strategy to Get What He Wanted (and You Can Too)

Overcome your fear of rejection and failure with this three-letter word.<p><i>This article also appeared on LinkedIn.</i><p>There's a video clip on YouTube of Steve Jobs telling the story of when he was 12 years old and he was looking for spare parts so he could build an electronic device known as a frequency …

Hung Up

Apple now allows bigger apps and games on the Apple TV

Apps can be 20 times bigger<p>Apple has just alerted developers to a change in the rules for Apple for the Apple TV. Previously, apps were capped at 200MB for their initial size — but now they can be as large as 4GB, a 20x increase. Apple says it’s “now accepting” submissions from developers and that …

The Barn

Resembling the classic farmstead outbuilding on the outside, The Barn uses a mix of rustic finishes and modern updates for a one-of-a-kind …

Framing

This $15 Apple Watch stand is clearly the best you can buy, end of discussion

It's called the W3 Stand from mobile accessories company, Elago.<p>Even if you don't own an Apple Watch, this would be a great gift for someone you know who has one. Hell, I'm getting one for my mother right now.<p>Check it out:

Apple Watch

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Yahoo faces questions after hack of half a billion accounts

The company has confirmed that the breach took place in 2014 but its statement left pressing questions unanswered<p>Yahoo’s admission that the personal data of half a billion users has been stolen by “state-sponsored” hackers leaves pressing questions unanswered, according to security …

Apple’s futuristic ‘spaceship’ campus looks almost ready to take off

Apple’s futuristic “spaceship” headquarters in Cupertino is now just a few months from completion, with the latest flyover video showing just how far …

Apple

Goodbye Garage: the songs we unwittingly start our drive with

Listening to music in the car is a time-honored tradition. As far back as the 1930s, drivers were listening to AM radio on the first Motorola in-dash units. As the 20th century progressed, so did our in-vehicle technology. We went from AM to FM radio, in-dash record players, cassettes, the 8-track …

These retro Mac fans were podcasting before it was cool

When James Savage and John Leake uploaded the first episode of their <i>RetroMacCast</i>, they were thrilled with the number of downloads: 18.<p>Not exactly a meteoric start, but considering neither host ever had that many people at one time interested in hearing them talk about old Apple computers, this was …

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The Complete Learn to Code Bundle | Cult of Mac Deals

<b>Python Tutorial: Learn by Coding</b><p>Go From Beginner to Master of Python with 7.5 Hours of Hands-On Training<p>Cement your coding skills by learning Python: server-side interpreted, open-source, non-compiled scripting language commonly used in web and video game development. Begin with the basics of …

How to send a message in invisible ink in iOS 10

Want to send your friend something private, but you’re worried someone else might see it? Well with the big Messages improvements coming in iOS 10 this fall, users will have the ability to send things in invisible ink. Here’s how!<p>After composing your message or selecting a photo you wish to share …

iOS

Cosmic Queries: The Random Edition

You Can Also Listen On<p>About This Episode<p>It’s time for another episode of Cosmic Queries, where your own personal astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson …

Look Up Tonight! Venus and Jupiter Will Appear Extremely Close to Each Other

Look up tonight, August 27, and you'll notice two bright spots to the west that are incredibly close to one another. This is the closest those two …

26 of the best iPhone tips and tricks, according to Apple

Apple builds countless shortcuts and other hidden tricks into all of its products, especially the iPhone. Although most of the pro-tips are documented in Apple's user manuals, many people don't know about them.<p>If you want to use your iPhone with maximum efficiency, you've got to learn the tricks.<p>So …

Apple Has a Potential 'Powder Keg' and It's Not the iPhone 7

Sure, the iPhone 7, may be projected to have weak sales, but investors are missing a different “powder keg” forming.<p>A team of Cowen and Co. analysts …

How Apple could fix the iPhone 7 headphone jack issue it’s creating

The iPhone 7 will lack a 3.5mm audio jack that would be compatible with existing wired headphones, most rumors claim. Consequently, many people are …

Mobile Technology

Why Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen is building an airplane as wide as a football field

Created by Microsoft cofounder and Seattle Seahawks owner Paul Allen, the Stratolaunch will be larger than any other airplane every built. According to Christian Davenport at The Washington Post, the plane is staggeringly huge:<p>Its wingspan measures more than the length of a football field — 385 …

Editorial: iOS 10 is Apple’s not-so-secret love letter to Android

Three years ago, if you had told me “Apple is copying features from Android and putting them in iOS,” I would have absolutely believed you. If you …

iMessage

Scientists have detected colliding black holes for the 2nd time — and it’s going to revolutionize our perception of the universe

These gravitational waves were generated by two black holes — eight and 14 times the mass of the sun — merging together 1.4 billion light years away from Earth.<p>This produced a spinning black hole 21 times the mass of the sun. It also released enough energy to rival the mass of the Sun in the form …