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A flat-Earther’s plan to launch himself in a homemade rocket has been postponed — again

By now, Mike Hughes should have already proved that the Earth was flat.<p>That was according to his original plan, which had been to launch himself 1,800 feet high last Saturday in his homemade scrap-metal rocket over Amboy, Calif., an unincorporated community in the Mojave Desert along historic Route …

Flat Earth Society

You can now change your Apple ID from a third-party email to an Apple domain

Apple today has made a notable update to the process of changing the email address associated with your Apple ID. Starting today, you can change your Apple ID from a third-party email service such as Gmail or Yahoo to an Apple domain…<p>Previously, Apple only allowed users to change their Apple ID …

Smartwatches

Apple originally planned iPhone X for 2018

Does it seem strange that Apple would release two markedly different iPhone models, the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus and the radically different iPhone X, in the same year? If so, a new interview with Apple executives may help explain it: it wasn’t Apple’s original plan.<p>According to Dan Riccio, Apple’s …

Mobile Technology

Apple Releases First Beta of iOS 11.2 for Public Beta Testers

Apple today released the first public beta of iOS 11.2 to its public beta testing group, one day after seeding the beta to developers and more than a month after releasing the iOS 11 update. The new iOS 11.2 beta comes just after the release of iOS 11.1, which was provided to the public …

New York City Subway Entrance Turned Into Fake Apple Store With Line for iPhone X

Improv Everywhere recently turned a New York City subway station entrance into a fake Apple Store, complete with both fake employees and customers lined up for the iPhone X. It shared the entire act on YouTube today.<p>The improv group started by affixing a large Apple logo to a glass elevator at the …

Amazon's new Kindle Oasis is waterproof and has a bigger screen

We called Amazon's last Kindle Oasis "the perfect e-reader for the one percent." That still describes the new Oasis, which Amazon is officially unveiling today. To be fair, it's slightly less expensive than its predecessor, starting at $250/£230 instead of $290. It also includes some genuinely …

A silent, 10-minute song is climbing the iTunes charts

If you've ever plugged your phone into your car stereo, only to have the same song start playing <i>every single time,</i> I have some good news for you. Yesterday, a true internet hero named Samir Mezrahi released a song on iTunes that's just 10 minutes of silence -- and he named it "A a a a a Very Good …

Apple cuts prices of iPhone, iPad, & Mac in India as part of tax reform rollout

As it continues to focus on the Indian smartphone market, Apple today has slashed prices of its products in the country by as much as 7.5 percent. The move comes as India rolls out the Goods and Services Tax, which is the country’s biggest tax reform since Independence.<p>Here’s how the Times of India …

MacBook Pro

iOS 11 Tips: Two-Factor Authentication Replaces Two-Step Verification

A little over two months ago, I wrote a Tips article covering Apple’s Two-Step Verification and Trusted Devices. This is a very important weapon in constant battle to protect your accounts from unauthorized access, and I highly recommended that anyone reading this who is not already on iOS 11 …

The iPhone launched a habit none of us can break

Imagine a one-inch window. Not very interesting, but if you make larger, say, 10 inches, you start to appreciate the sunlight coming through it, the …

Apple Music quietly added a $99 annual subscription plan

If you’re an Apple Music subscriber, chances are that you’re paying $9.99 every month, $14.99 for a family plan, or $4.99 per month if you’re a student. But Apple quietly added another option as Tehnot spotted. You can now pay $99 for a 12-month subscription.<p>This setting is quite buried as Apple …

Apple Music

Five Apple products that are headed for the scrapheap | ZDNet

MacBook Air<p>Once Apple's thinnest and lightest laptop, it now is neither of these things, with the MacBook taking that spot in the lineup.<p>The MacBook …

Tim Cook on Donald Trump, the HomePod, and the Legacy of Steve Jobs

The head of the most valuable company in the world talks to Bloomberg Businessweek Editor Megan Murphy.<p><i>Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple Inc., was</i> …

Amazon Echo

Five years of Apple blunders, mistakes and missed opportunities | ZDNet

Dongles, dongles everywhere<p>Apple's pursuit for products that are thinner and lighter (not to mention products that are cheaper to manufacture) has …

This off-brand MacBook charger is a lot cheaper than Apple's and slightly more powerful

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Amazon I've written about USB-C before; it's the next standard cable type that every major tech company is beginning to adopt.<p>This new …

Comment: How Apple can put the ‘Pro’ in the iPad Pro [Video]

We’re a mere week and change before Apple announces its new iPad lineup with iOS 11 and we’re expecting some Pro features to really stand out. I’ve run down 5 things I’d love to see next week…<p>Multi-user logins<p>Right now I use two different iPads — one for work and one for personal stuff. Although …

Apps

Microsoft's new Surface Pro has 13.5 hours of battery life and LTE option

Surface Pro

iPhone Conference Call – How To Add & Merge Calls

iPhone conference calling is one of the easiest tasks you can master. You only need to see instructions once to remember the two step process. Adding …

The Spaceship Has Landed: Apple’s New Campus Opens

“It’s a pretty amazing building. It’s a little like a spaceship landed” - Steve Jobs<p>WIRED has published an in-depth article exclusively detailing …

Apple releases first iOS 10.3.3 public beta for iPhone and iPad

Apple has released the first iOS 10.3.3 public beta for users to test without paid developer accounts. The update likely includes bug fixes and performance improvements as well as new wallpapers discovered only on the 12.9-inch iPad Pro…<p>Apple’s public beta program is free to participate in unlike …

Apple

Hold off on buying an Apple laptop ... at least for a month

The company is preparing to refresh its MacBook line in time for the Worldwide Developers Conference, according to a report.<p>Looking for a new MacBook? You might want to wait until next month.<p>Apple is going to update its line of laptop computers at June's Worldwide Developers Conference, according …

Apple

6 free apps to install on a new MacBook

This six-pack of free apps belongs on your Mac.<p>Congrats on your new MacBook. Apple outfits you with a bounty of preinstalled software, but it doesn't cover everything. Here are six free apps that I installed on my new new MacBook Pro and use regularly, from an uninstaller to a word processor, with …

Apps

Apple's Hidden Strategy Revealed In New iPhone 7S Details

If Apple is forced to delay the launch of the next-generation of the ever-popular iPhone, what is it going to do in September? While it could skip the traditional get-together, or announce the presumptively titled iPhone 8 and hope that ‘coming soon’ will be enough to keep eager buyers at bay for a …

iPhone

Apple now upgrading iPad 4th gen replacements to newer iPad Air 2 as stock dwindles

Customers in need of a whole unit replacement for their fourth generation iPad may now receive a newer and more capable iPad Air 2 as a substitute from Apple Stores and authorized service providers. Apple is implementing the new policy, allowing its repair staff to ship an iPad Air 2 for a unit …

IPad Air

Qualcomm countersuit claims Apple ‘refuses to acknowledge’ the value of its technology

Apple filed a billion-dollar royalty lawsuit against Qualcomm in January and today the chip maker hit back with a legal case of its own against the iPhone maker which, it claims, has refused to acknowledge the value of its technology.<p>In the original suit, Apple claimed that Qualcomm — which makes …

Qualcomm

Alexa Shenanigans And How To Avoid Them [Updated]

Amazon makes hardware that’s all about easing the way to buying stuff from Amazon. Their Echo digital assistant is a case in point. You can order anything from the Amazon website just by saying “Alexa, order me a . . .” That can be very convenient – or not.<p>Early this month a CBS affiliate in Dallas …

Smart Homes

Samsung probe reportedly will list battery as main cause of Note7 fires

<i>(Reuters)</i> — Samsung Electronics Co Ltd’s investigation into what caused some Galaxy Note 7s to catch fire has concluded that the battery was the main reason, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters on Monday.<p>The world’s biggest smartphone maker will likely announce the results of the …

Facebook to roll out fake news tools in Germany

<b>Facebook is introducing new tools in Germany to help combat the spread of fabricated news stories.</b><p>The world's largest social network said it would enable German users to flag potentially false stories.<p>The stories will then be passed to third-party fact-checkers and if found to be unreliable, will …

Internet

Windows 10 is about to get a high-performance Game Mode

Microsoft made a big fuss out of the Windows 10 Creators Update's gaming features, and it's nearly ready to start delivering on them... including some that have remained mysterious. The company has revealed that it'll start trotting out a largely unknown Windows 10 Game Mode as part of Insider …