Apple may be close to finding the source of that epic iOS 11 leak

September 28, 2017

We’re now accustomed to a minor hardware and software leaks in the weeks and months ahead of any major Apple event, but Saturday’s massive Golden Master version iOS 11 leak may be the worst ever suffered by the incredibly secretive company.  Like, ever. So now, just a couple of days away from Apple’s big iPhone event, we await the inevitable leak blowback, and it’s already begun: We now have new…

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How ‘Black Mirror’ kinda predicted this iPhone X feature

September 20, 2017

We already know that Charlie Brooker’s dystopian line Black Mirror is the perfect, frightful commentary for our tech-filled occasions. SEE ALSO: Even Apple acknowledges Face ID can’t fully procure your sensitive data But rarely has it been so well evidenced than during Apple’s announcement of “animojis” — that is, dynamic 3D emojis that resemble your aspect. When you smile, frown, or sneer at the iPhone X, the device’s facial recognition…

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Apple CEO Tim Cook received an $89 million bonus because his company is killing it

September 7, 2017

Image: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images A job well done deserves a reward. And a job well done at the world’s most profitable company deserves, well, a reward worth more money than most of us can even fathom. Apple CEO Tim Cook has received $89.2 million in stock for the strong performance of the company’s stock.  SEE ALSO: Damn, Apple’s earnings are on fire Technically, Cook received about 560,000 shares of Apple…

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Apple will probably unveil the iPhone 8 on September 12, per report

September 5, 2017

Apple’s drop theme might lastly be scheduled . Image: CHRISTIAN BRUNA/ EPA/ REX/ Shutterstock Apple were allegedly settled on the appointment for its highly predicted dusk theme where we’ll lastly determine the iPhone 8 — Sept. 12 — according to a new report from the Wall st. Journal citing sources who are aware Apple’s plans. The company’s annual twilight theme occurrence, which has become one of the most important daytimes…

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Apple might use an entirely different name for the deluxe new iPhone

September 3, 2017

Excited to finally have a shot at buying the iPhone… Edition? Image: loris ravera/mashable Apple is expected to reveal its newest generation of iPhones on Sept. 12 at a special fall media event, and now, we might have a better sense what they’ll be called. According to a 9to5Mac report, the names of the phones announced will be: iPhone 8 iPhone 8 Plus iPhone Edition The report cites a pair…

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Why youll probably want the next Apple Watch

August 30, 2017

The next version of the Apple Watch could be a game changer.Image: Getty Images Apple is getting ready to launch a new version of the Apple Watch that doesn’t need to be paired with an iPhone in order to work, according to Bloomberg. The report, published earlier this month, claims the next version of the watch will include an LTE chip for internet connectivity and suggests the watch’s square casing…

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Twitter is probably not gonna suspend Trump for those North Korea tweets

August 12, 2017

A president.Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock Welcome to Friday, where we’ve entered what feels like round 57 of “Is THIS finally what gets Twitter to ban Trump?” The answer is almost certainly no, to the point that I wish Vegas would put odds on this, because there are few things in this world more certain than that Twitter will not ban the president of the United States. SEE ALSO: Giant inflatable chicken with…

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Facebook Watch is gunning for the 23 hours a day you don’t spend on Facebook

August 12, 2017

Image: vicky leta/mashable Facebook’s 2 billions users spend about 50 minutes a day on Facebook, which begs the question: what does Facebook want you to do with the other 23 hours and 10 minutes of your day? On Wednesday, the company’s plans for that remaining time became clearer. Yep, it’s here: meet Facebook Watch. Facebook Watch marks the social network’s entry into the high-end video scene. It’s an arms race…

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The coming of a fully automated society has led some Silicon Valley execs to extreme measures

August 7, 2017

Image: tristan quinn / bbc Until a couple of years ago, Antonio Garcia Martinez was living the dream life: a tech-start up guy in Silicon Valley, surrounded by hip young millionaires and open plan offices. He’d sold his online ad company to Twitter for a small fortune, and was working as a senior exec at Facebook (an experience he wrote up in his best-selling book, Chaos Monkeys). But at some…

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Google employee argues ideological diversity is more important than real diversity in viral internal document

August 6, 2017

Ideological diversity is all that matters, right?Image: FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA/EPA/REX/Shutterstock Inside Google, there’s a document circulating called “Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber.” Written by a senior software engineer and in part viewed by Motherboard, the 10-page Google Doc allegedly argues that biological differences between men and women account for the representation gap in tech and that Google should not offer programs for underrepresented minorities. The document also reportedly says that employees with…

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