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Periscope launching ‘Super Hearts‘ as a way to tip broadcasters

Periscope is rolling out a new update to the live broadcasting app that lets you tip broadcasters as a way to support their work. The new tipping feature is included in with newSuper Hearts‘, which viewers can purchase then send to broadcasters during a live stream.In return, broadcasters can cash out Super Hearts monthly as a new revenue stream. more

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9to5Toys Lunch Break: Apple Watch Bands 6, Bose SoundTrue II Headphones 79, Goat Simulator MMO for iOS 2, more

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How to upgrade RAM in the (Mid 2017) 5K iMac and save up to ~900 [Video]

I recently acquired the base model Mid 2017 5K iMac, and I have a post in the works that explains my reasoning for that decision. In a nutshell, I believe that this machine, at 1799, is by far the best bang for your buck as far as Macs go. That said, it‘s not perfect. One of the weakest points of the base model 5K iMac has to do with its stock RAM configuration. With only 8GB of RAM, the system struggles right out of the gate, and will star

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Pinterest updates Lens feature with new design, tools, and categories

Pinterest launched its Lens feature earlier this year first as a beta, then to all users in March. In another update to Lens today, Pinterest is bringing a new design, improved camera tools, and new categories including fashion. more

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Snapchat update introduces new Snap Map location sharing feature

Snapchat is rolling out a new feature it calls Snap Map which lets you view Snaps by location and view Stories from around the world. With the Snap Map, you can view Snaps of sporting events, celebrations, breaking news, and more from all across the world Snap‘s new location feature even lets you share where you are withfriends and follow their location as well. more

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Scott Forstall finally weighs in on the flat versus skeuomorphic design debate

Last night‘s Computer History Museum interview with Scott Forstall was loaded with rich storytelling and candid anecdotes, and the whole thing is absolutely worth watching if you haven‘t yet. Museum historian John Markoff even asked the question that was on everyone‘s mind before the interview started: What does Scott Forstall think about modern iOS design? more

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iPad Pro Diary: A few issues, but the 10.5-inch iPad can actually read my handwriting!

I said last time that while the difference between a 9.7-inch and 10.5-inch screen didn‘t sound like much on paper, it actually makes a surprising difference in real life. It‘s not a 12.9-inch model, of course, and you don‘t get things like the three-pane email view you do on that, but it really does feel significantly bigger. I have, though, discovered that the larger size does have one downside: accessory compatibility. While

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Uber founderTravis Kalanick out as CEO following multiple controversies

Uber founderTravis Kalanick resigned from his role as CEO overnight, TheNew York Times reports, following shareholder pressure and months of controversies. Despite Kalanick giving up his role as CEO, the Uber founder will remain on the company‘s board of directors. more

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Virgin Mobile goes iPhone-only, offering a year of ‘unlimited‘ everything for 1 + perks from 279

Virgin Mobile USA has announced that it is going iPhone-only from June 27. There‘s iPhone. And then there‘s everything else. At Virgin Mobile, we‘re teaming with Apple to offer you nothing but the world‘s most popular phone. Because life in the Inner Circle is about living big, expanding your horizons and pursuing your passions. And it starts with an iPhone you‘ll adore. The carrier seems extremely keen to get your b

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Some teens earning 20k+ fixing iPhones in their summer break

While some teenagers may enjoy time off over the summer break, others take up summer jobs. These have traditionally been low-paid hourly jobs, but some are making in excess of 20,000 by fixing iPhones more

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Qualcomm hits back at Apple‘s latest filing, says its tech makes iPhone possible

The legal battle between Apple and Qualcomm drags on. After Apple accused the chipmaker of double-dipping by charging once for a chip and again for a patent license, Qualcomm has hit back. more

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Tim Cook falls from #8 to #53 in employee ratings of CEOs but remains popular

Tim Cook has dropped 45 places in Glassdoor‘s annual ranking of CEOs, falling from 8th place in 2016 to 53rd place this year. Some 93% of employees approved of the job he was doing, compared to 99% for top-ranked Benno Dorer of The Clorox Company. Rankings are based on anonymized ratings from company employees, with Glassdoor taking into account the quality, quantity and consistency‘ of reviews more

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iPhone 8 creating worldwide shortage of DRAM & NAND chips, says report

Component orders for the iPhone 8 are creating a worldwide shortage of DRAM and NAND chips, with competitors struggling to secure their own supplies, says a report. Some competitors are placing orders well before they need the chips, others are paying premiums to ensure a supply and in the worst of cases may even be forced to reduce the specs of their phones if they are unable to buy the chips they need more

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Live stream: Watch Scott Forstall discuss the iPhone‘s creation at Computer History Museum event

As we reported last week, Scott Fostall is set to publicly talk about the iPhone‘s creation this evening at Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California. The interview marks a change of pace for the former Apple executive, who hasgenerally traveled under the radar since Apple CEO Tim Cook fired him in late 2012 following the shaky Apple Maps rollout. more

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New Philips Hue E12 ‘candle‘ bulb now available for pre-order in the US

Back in March, Philipsrevealed that it was expanding its Hue lineup of Bulbs with a new E14 candle light offering in Europe. Today, the company announced in an email that it is bringing a new E12 candle light size to the United States and that the bulb is available for pre-order today more

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PayPal launching instant money transfers directly to bank accounts

Despite the rising popularity of services like Cash and even some social networks like Facebook and Snapchat, PayPal is still the leading peer-to-peer money service on the market. Nearly every shopping site on the web offers a PayPal option during checkout, with the company handling over 7 million in transfers every hour. Now, the company aims to make it quicker and easier to transfer funds to bank accounts. more

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Despite blatantly copying the iPhone 7 Plus design, OnePlus mocks Apple for ditching headphone jack

Earlier today, OnePlus officially announced its new OnePlus 5 flagship Android device. As we noted earlier this month, the device seemingly rips off the iPhone 7 in terms of design, but that didn‘t stop the company from firing shots at Apple during the device‘s unveil more

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iPhone 8: New video + exclusive photos go hands-on with purported dummy unit

The purported iPhone 8 dummy unit that first surfaced in photos back in April is back today with a new close-up video appearance plus exclusive photos shared with 9to5Mac. The iPhone 8 dummy unit shows the rumored vertical camera, edge-to-edge display, and elongated Home button with no rear Touch ID. more

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Unicode 10 officially released with 56 new emoji, likely coming to iOS later this year

The Unicode Consortium today has officially announced Unicode 10, which includes a host of new emojis for users to take advantage of. The release consists of 56 new emoji characters, a set ofTypicon marks and symbols, and a Bitcoin sign. With the additions of Unicode 10, the Unicode standard consists of atotal of 136,690 characters. more

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Jibestream says it will support indoor Apple Maps,Branding Brand adopts ARKit for retail clients

Two companies have announced plans to adopt new Apple technologies coming this fall with iOS 11. Jibestream says it will work with clients to provide indoor mapping data to Apple Maps which is new to iOS 11, and Branding Brand says it plans to use ARKit to build augmented reality experiences for retail apps. more

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Analyst: ARKit will be the basis of ‘iGlass‘ smart glasses accessory from Apple

Apple earlier this month unveiled its new ARKit developer platform for building augmented reality applications for iPhone and iPad. Echoing previous reports, UBS analystSteven Milunovich issued an investor note today in which he claims Apple will release a pair of smart glasses, perhaps called iGlass. more

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Take a look at some real world examples of iOS 11‘s ARKit in use

Over the past few days a new Twitter account has been showcasing work from the iOS and augmented reality developer community. Made With ARKitis an account dedicated to sharing various videos of iOS developer projects and what they are accomplishing with Apple‘s new ARKit available in iOS 11. more

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New video + exclusive photos go hands-on with purported iPhone 8 dummy unit

The purported iPhone 8 dummy unit that first surfaced in photos back in April is back today with a new close-up video appearance plus exclusive photos shared with 9to5Mac. The iPhone 8 dummy unit shows the rumored vertical camera, edge-to-edge display, and elongated Home button with no rear Touch ID. more

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Tim Cook to Trump: You need to improve citizen customer sat, give US ‘most modern gov in the world‘ [Video]

As we reported yesterday, Tim Cook was among the tech executives that sat down with President Donald Trump to discuss modernizing the technology of the United States. While some details of the meeting were known, The White House has since posted a video of the meeting, featuring comments from all tech executives in attendance more

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