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Apple CEO Tim Cook: 'The US will lose its leadership in technology if this doesn't change'

Cook discussed diversity, the issues facing gay people, and engineering education in an exclusive interview with the Auburn Plainsman's Corey Williams published on Thursday.<p>From the article:<p>Tim Cook is "disturbed, however, by gender disparities in science, technology, engineering and math careers. …

Tim Cook

Tim Cook spotted dining with Google CEO

Apple CEO Tim Cook appears to be open to a friendlier relationship with Google than Steve Jobs ever was. Cook got spotted dining with Google CEO Sundar Pichai at one of the top Vietnamese restaurants in Silicon Valley this week. What the two powerful tech leaders were discussing is still a mystery, …

Apple takes baby steps in India, selling 2.5M iPhones in 2016

Apple is slowly succeeding at carving out a slice of India's growing smartphone pie, selling 2.5 million iPhones in 2016, according to Counterpoint Research.<p>Many of these sales came from the iPhone 7's launch in the fourth quarter. Apple came in at 10th place in phone sales during the quarter but …

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Every geek movie we're excited about in 2017

Indians went on an iPhone buying spree after government demonetized currency

India’s push to invalidate much of its cash earlier this month has taken a toll on several businesses including smartphone sales, but at least, one …

Apple invents glass enclosure that’s perfect for iPhone 8

Apple has filed a patent for a wraparound glass enclosure that would be perfect for next year’s “all-glass” iPhone 8. It is designed to be thin and light, but also robust, scratch-resistant, and radio-transparent.<p>Every iPhone has featured a glass display, and a couple — iPhone 4 and iPhone 4s — …

IPhone 8

Enable fingerprint gestures on any Android 6.0 Marshmallow device with this new app

About two weeks ago we wrote about a new app that would allow pretty much any Android device to use those neat fingerprint gestures found on Google’s new Pixel and Pixel XL devices. That application was created by developer ztc1997 of <i>XDA Developers</i>. It was never officially released to the Google …

RIP Vine: Founders reminisce about the app (and the time when porn was made Editor's Pick)

In the same way Vine put a time limit on its short video clips, so too has Twitter put a time limit on Vine.<p>After reporting limited growth, and that …

India becomes Facebook's fastest growing market

Facebook may not have had the smoothest of times in India, but the company is more committed than ever to connect more Indians to the internet. And …

Tim Cook's Apple: More Collaborative, More Profitable

<i>This article originally appeared on the</i> Motley Fool.<p>It's now been five years since Steve Jobs lost his fight with pancreatic cancer. Most observers …

Apple iPhone 6s Crowned World's Best-Selling Smartphone

Despite Android’s ultra dominance of the smartphone market, with over 80% market share versus 14.6% for Apple, according to the latest data from Gartner, Apple currently accounts for two of the three top-selling smartphone models shipped worldwide.<p><b>Apple’s iPhone 6s is currently the world’s most</b> …

The Instagram From iCarly's Mini-Reunion Is Just Peachy

The cast of iCarly had another mini-reunion and yes, that's as awesome as it sounds.<p>It has been almost four years since Carly jumped on that plane to …

Meghan Trainor

Apple keynote decorations on display at Bill Graham Civic Center ahead of ‘iPhone 7’ event [Gallery]

<i>Shot by Howard Brilliant for 9to5Mac</i><p>Apple flags are now flying over Bill Graham Civic Center in San Francisco, California, as the company prepares the venue for Wednesday’s iPhone 7 announcement. Apple’s keynote kicks off at 10am PT/1pm ET, where we expect to see upgraded iPhones and a new Apple …

What $1.5m worth of limited edition Apple hardware looks like

Over the past 40 years, Apple has created several game-changing devices that have shaped the way the world thinks about technology.<p>Along the way, the company also released special editions of a few of its products – some of which were easy to buy back in the day and a couple that commanded higher …

Jony Ive

First iPhone SE teardown reveals mainly 5s/6s parts inside, but a few surprises too

As the iPhone SE is slowly beginning to reach the hand’s of customers around the world, the folks at ChipWorks have already been able to take Apple’s latest 4-inch phone apart to see what’s powering it all on the inside. It’s often been said the iPhone SE is an iPhone 6s crammed into the body of an …

Mobile Technology

Another iPhone manufacturer plans to open factories in India

Just like its iPhone-building rival Foxconn, Apple manufacturer Pegatron is reportedly planning to build factories in India, taking advantage of the cheap labor opportunities in the country compared to China.<p>Will tomorrow’s iPhones be “designed in California, built in India?” Signs are increasingly …

India

In Displays, Samsung Galaxy S7's OLED Is Killing It, Apple is Lagging: Researcher

In display technology, Samsung is killing it. Apple is lagging. And Apple gets further behind with every new Samsung phone.<p>Raymond Soneira, the display expert at DisplayMate Technologies, has been making this case for a while now. And makes it again with his review this week of the Galaxy S7 and …

Mobile

Apple passes the $1 billion sales mark in India

Apple has crossed the $1 billion sales mark for its Indian operations for the first time, according to a filing with India’s Registrar of Companies (RoC) this week.<p>Apple saw 44 percent increase in sales for its most recent financial year, marking an overall doubling of Indian sales in the past two …

Here's a ranking of celebrities based on the price of their Apple Watches

Everyone from politicians and sports stars to singers and business executives have Apple Watches. But how much do they cost?<p>We checked out the price of every famous figure's fancy new watch.

Smartwatches

15 tiny design features that show Apple's insane attention to detail

Many of these details go unnoticed by the average Apple user or are useful only to a relative handful of people who use the product.<p>Some features are handy while others are purely cosmetic, but Apple included them anyway.<p>Here are the best of these little design flourishes.

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iPhone’s encryption is so good, not even cops can get past it

Law enforcement has a love-hate relationship with the iPhone. Features like Activation Lock have helped crack down on smartphone thefts, but there’s always the lurking threat of someone asking Siri about 9/11 and accidentally dialling 911 in the process.<p>The latest issue police are butting heads …

Privacy

Your future iPhone’s Apple logo may be more than just a pretty fruit

That Apple logo on your iPhone sure is pretty, but it doesn’t do a whole lot other than remind you who made your phone in case you forget. It’s kind of lazy that way, really.<p>But a recently published patent suggests that Apple might put that shiny bobble to use in future models of its hardware.<p>The …

OtterBox

Windows Phone is as good as dead

With Wednesday's layoffs, Microsoft, saddled with the losing mobile hand that is Windows Phone, has essentially folded. The bulk of the 7,800 people …

Apple has been testing a giant iPad for at least 3 years

While Apple has yet to confirm any plans regarding its future products, Business Insider has learned that Apple has been testing prototype iPads with bigger screens since as far back as 2012.<p>An iPad prototype from around that time had a screen that was larger than 12 inches, according to a person …

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Top Android Icon Packs for July!

Lupita Nyong’o is using her international stardom to save elephants in Kenya

Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o came home this week for the first time since winning an Oscar in 2014 for her role in “12 Years a Slave.”–the first African to ever win the coveted award.<p>At her public appearances, the media gushed over her “elegant” kitenge wrap and her “afro, deliberately tousled, …

Wildlife

iPhone first went on sale 8 years ago today

The original iPhone first went on sale eight years ago today, on June 29, 2007 — a simpler time when Pixar released the movie <i>Ratatouille</i>, the NFL shut down its European league, Rihanna’s “Umbrella” topped the music charts, and Apple stock sold for a measly $17.43.<p>If only we knew then what we know …

Music Charts

How to Change Your Apple ID

Your Apple ID is the key to using your iCloud account and making purchases in the App and iTunes Stores. If you want to change your Apple ID, perhaps because it is an email address for an account you no longer use, you'll need to sign out of everywhere you use your Apple ID on all your iDevices. …

Material Design themes coming to the Samsung Galaxy S6

There’s quite a bit of reasons to love the Samsung Galaxy S6, but some of you may be especially fond of the integrated theme engine. Any user can easily change the look and feel of a Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 Edge in a heartbeat, something that used to take launchers and complicated root methods in …

Material Design