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After 10 years almost exclusively using Apple products we are thinking about moving back to a PC environment but are weighing up how to and if it is worth the drama.Currently we use: A 10 year old 24" iMac (hard drive already replaced once, optical drive...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Megami | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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I searched the previous topics and didn't see this one specifically: I have an old Sprint iPhone 4 that I want to give to someone to use with a Tmobile plan. Sprint says they can't unlock it, Apple says the same- that it's Sprint's job, and the local...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Liquidwolf | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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Electronics and communication companies rule this week's chart of the most digitally engaging commercials, powered by the TV ad attention analytics company iSpot.tv. Apple claims the top two spots, with its first-place commercial for the iPhone 7 + AirPods...
From: AdWeek | By: Chris Ariens | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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In its ongoing effort to improve Apple News, the company has rolled out a series of changes which extends formatting options for publishers and adds a new ad size for the iPhone and iPod touch, in conjunction with a new tutorial to assist with the new...
From: Apple Insider | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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A healthy diet isn't just about the number of calories you eat - it has so much to do with the quality of the calories you're getting. You could eat a 400-calorie salad or a 400-calorie candy bar; it's no secret which one is better for you or your body....
From: FitSugar | By: Dominique Astorino | Friday, January 20, 2017
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Being offered online only (and incompatible with Verizon's or Sprint's networks) HTC's new U Ultra isn't likely to see even a small fraction of Apple's iPhone sales numbers. But is the Ultra worth considering, despite its expected niche status? Let's...
From: Gizmag | By: Will Shanklin | Friday, January 20, 2017
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At a fancy dinner in 2011, President Barack Obama asked Steve Jobs: What would it take to convince Apple to make the iPhone in the United States? Jobs' response: Those jobs aren't coming back.  Fast forward six years, and a new president is asking the...
From: Mashable | By: Jason Abbruzzese | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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With AirPods now arriving in the hands of -- a few lucky -- customers, AppleInsider takes you through the initial pairing process, demonstrating the ease at which Apple's W1 chip facilitates connections with both iOS and Mac devices....
From: Apple Insider | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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The new Apple Pencil could work on your iPad, your iPhone, and even on your new MacBook Pro.Apple will reportedly unveil the Apple Pencil 2 in March, alongside a new 10.5-inch iPad Pro, according to Chinese website Wei Feng. The Apple Pencil was first...
From: Macworld | By: Oscar Raymundo | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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Skyworks Solutions (SWKS), often known as predominantly an Apple (AAPL) supplier, this evening talked to analysts about its expanding opportunities outside of its largest customer. Apple made up about 40% of revenue in the fiscal Q1 that ended in December,...
From: Barron's | By: Tiernan Ray | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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Facebook's Instagram is a convenient way to share photos as well as short videos, but for many reasons it can be smart to have multiple personas on the service. Here's how to add additional profiles on Apple's iPhone and switch between them....
From: Apple Insider | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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Cool Tools Show 070: Eric Moore
From: Kevin Kelly | By: cooltools | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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Being in a biopic is tricky enough, but in the case of BET’s The New Edition Story, the band’s original members are all alive and well, creating added pressure for the young actors tasked with bringing their story to the screen. According to Algee...
From: Entertainment Weekly | By: Nivea Serrao | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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Samsung is rumored to offer visual search capabilities in the upcoming "Galaxy S8," allowing users to search for objects identified in a photograph, representing the South Korean company's latest attempt at a Siri-like virtual assistant....
From: Apple Insider | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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You can finally leave your keys behind
From: Time | By: John Patrick Pullen | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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Depending on your viewpoint, spoilers are the absolute best thing ever or the absolute worst thing ever. But fake spoilers? Well, they’re just good fun. On this week’s episode of Entertainment Weekly: The Show, This Is Us star Justin Hartley, who plays...
From: Entertainment Weekly | By: ruthiekinane | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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Though the real-life members of New Edition have had their fair share of disagreements (break-ups, members getting the boot — typical boy band fare), the cast of BET’s The New Edition Story appear to be on the same page, at least when it comes to...
From: Entertainment Weekly | By: racheldesantis94 | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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For a recent Atlantic photo essay of naturalization ceremonies, “Choosing to Become an American,” we attached a callout…
From: The Atlantic | By: Chris Bodenner | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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You've probably seen it in your Instagram feed
From: Time | By: Lisa Eadicicco | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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If it’s just you say “I”, not “We”. There’s no need to put up a front.Before I started Basecamp back in 1999 (we were originally called 37signals), I had a software and Web design business called Spinfree.The Internet was a fairly new and...
From: Signal vs. Noise | By: Jason Fried | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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Mobile commerce through Facebook continued its upward dominance of the 2016 holiday shopping season, beating out desktop conversions for the first time on Black Friday to account for 51 percent of all transactions. According to research released this...
From: AdWeek | By: Marty Swant | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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The extremely popular Super Mario Run will soon end its iOS App Store exclusivity with Nintendo advising it will be bringing the game to Android sometime in March, three months after it launched on the iPhone and iPad....
From: Apple Insider | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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The original iPhone has died. AT&T, the phone’s only carrier, decided to end its support for 2G cellular networks, thus rendering the original iPhone useless. This means that iPhone can no longer make calls or send text messages. He was just nine...
From: Gizmodo | By: Christina Warren | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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Google is having a hard time matching production to demand for its rival to Apple's iPhone 7, the Pixel -- and particularly 5.5-inch Pixel XL models, according to a report....
From: Apple Insider | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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I’ve owned the fourth-generation Apple TV for over a year now. But while the hardware is extremely capable, the overall experience is muddy and confusing.
From: Business Insider | By: Dave Smith | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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Apple's Garageband and the many digital audio toolkits that followed helped revolutionized the music industry by offering affordable and usable music creation and recording tools. This week, Apple pushed out a major update to both of its top audio software...
From: Hypebot | By: Bruce Houghton | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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Read More Fried Strawberry Shortcake Pops Read More A tasty collection of Apple Recipes that will certainly obtain you all set for autumn. From apple bars to apple pies and cookies, there’s some point for every person! Read More Strawberry mousse …...
From: Tartelette | By: My Tartelette Editor | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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For over a decade, Apple and Audible (an Amazon company) have enjoyed an exclusivity agreement that restricted the sale of digital audiobooks to one third-party platform: iTunes. The practice has helped both companies hold almost unassailable positio......
From: Engadget | By: Matt Brian | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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Facebook will build a new data centre in the Danish city of Odense, the California-based tech company has said at a press conference with local authorities on Thursday. The post Facebook to build third foreign data centre in Denmark appeared first on...
From: Vanguard News Nigeria | By: Okogba | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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Ongoing rumors that Apple will introduce wireless charging to a future generation of iPhone have been bolstered by a new report, with supply chain sources claiming that Lite-On Semiconductor has received a sizable order to supply components for the forthcoming...
From: Apple Insider | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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After struggling with subscription growth, Netflix seems ready to take on more competition
From: Salon.com | By: Angelo Young | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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A conversation with Matt Novak, who’s been counting down to the inauguration on Twitter for a year and a half.
From: The Atlantic | By: Julie Beck | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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Barack Obama’s final press conference as President, which took place on Wednesday afternoon in the White House briefing room, was a curious affair. On the face of things, it was a low-key event, in which Obama seemed to go out of his way to avoid criticizing...
From: New Yorker | By: John Cassidy | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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Will Apple launch the 'iPhone X' in 2017? This curious name is suggested in the latest reports from the supply chains working on the smartphone hardware for Cupertino. Apple could be ready to drop the '8' from the brand and go with something straight...
From: Forbes | By: Ewan Spence, Contributor | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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In the history chapter of the Online Journalism Handbook you will find a timeline of key events in web journalism. While working on the forthcoming second edition I recently revisited and updated the timeline. Below are the 41 key events I have settled...
From: Online Journalism Blog | By: Paul Bradshaw | Wednesday, January 18, 2017
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An American Inauguration is like a wedding: the President is the groom, the people his bride. Donald Trump is about to pledge his troth. It didn’t always work this way, and, really, it shouldn’t. Washington isn’t Vegas....
From: New Yorker | By: Jill Lepore | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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Rumors about iPhone 8 features have been circulating for months now. But a new iPhone 8 leak suggests an unexpected improvement will be made that has not been seen before in any of Apple's devices.
From: Forbes | By: Amit Chowdhry, Contributor | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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The world’s fastest growing smartphone market wants Apple to manufacture locally, but some in the ruling government are hesitant to agree to the company's "unprecedented" requests before commencing manufacturing in the country. SEE ALSO: Apple to meet...
From: Mashable | By: Manish Singh | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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Don Norman is a technological optimist. The author of The Design of Everyday Things and head of UC San Diego’s Design Lab believes that artificial intelligence might only take the worst parts of our jobs, and when it gets smart enough, it will pity...
From: Putting People First | By: Experientia | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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While counting calories can be a useful tool in a bigger toolkit for weight loss, it isn't a perfect solution on its own.
From: Business Insider | By: Erin Brodwin | Wednesday, January 18, 2017
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Question for developers about your experiences submitting apps to the App Store with encryption without having Apple make a big deal of it...I've made this low-budged chat app where users exchange messages stored on Firebase. It's all pretty secure....
From: Ask Metafilter | By: johngoren | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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Although Khloé Kardashian is dating Tristan Thompson, that doesn't mean you don't have a chance with the gorgeous reality TV vixen! Recently, the KUWTK star posted a blog entry on her website where she reveals her dating do's and don'ts! Related: Khloé...
From: Perez Hilton | By: Perez Hilton | Friday, January 20, 2017
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Donald Trump could be outshined by hundreds of thousands of people who will join the “Women’s March” through the nation’s capital and sister marches worldwide on the day after the inauguration. About 215,000 people have already RSVP’ed for...
From: The Wrap | By: Itay Hod | Friday, January 20, 2017
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On October 17th, during a speech on ethics reform, Donald Trump announced, “It is time to drain the swamp in Washington, D.C.” A day later, he repeated the phrase in a tweet, adding the hashtag #draintheswamp for good measure. It was late in the...
From: New Yorker | By: Ted Widmer | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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Being number one isn’t a lot of fun. Just ask Apple, which was just called "boring" by a prominent former employee.  With a market cap of over $639 billion, Apple is the biggest company in the world. It has enviable profits and unit sales (every quarter...
From: Mashable | By: Lance Ulanoff | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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By Sarah Levinson I would have guessed that my fellow EPA employees would be leaders when it comes to recycling and reducing wastes. Turns out we are leaders, but not quite as far out front as I had hoped. In 2015, a presidential Executive Order on Sustainability...
From: Greenversations | By: Amille05 | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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Mushrooms won't be the only non-browning produce on store shelves for long. Thanks to genetic modification, we'll soon see Golden Delicious apples that don't oxidize for three weeks after being cut, bruised or bitten into. They'll be sold in packages......
From: Engadget | By: Timothy J. Seppala | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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Shedding light on Apple's efforts to break into the burgeoning Indian smartphone market, a letter sent to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in October outlines the company's request to "make the environment attractive" for iPhone production and export....
From: Apple Insider | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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From outrageous to scandalous to hysterical, check out the real-life #awkwardmoments these professionals have witnessed on the job.
From: Reader's Digest | By: Morgan Cutolo | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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