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Ask Rene: 4-inch iPhones, burning music, hamburger ellipsis, and more!

Rene gets sent dozens and dozens of questions a day. Since it's not even inhumanly possible to answer, let alone research, them all, we've started a new column where he can post answers for everyone! This week: Burning Apple Music, new 4-inch iPhones, Touch ID on iPod touch, the original Apple TV, and more!

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Why you want the new iPod touch

iPod touch has often been considered the gateway to the App Store—the least expensive way possible to get into Apple's ecosystem and run iOS apps. That remains as true today as it's always been, but with the new iPod touch 6 there's also a lot more you can do. Yes, it remains the perfect first device for kids, but now it's also become the perfect secondary device for people of all ages.

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Apple Watch not waiting, and Facebook no measure of platform adoption

A couple week's ago it was terribly reported sales estimates. This week it's false app platform equivalencies. All to fit the forced narrative that the Apple Watch—which hasn't even been on the market a full quarter yet, but by even the most conservative measures has outsold every and perhaps all other computer watches to date—isn't performing up to imaginary expectations.

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No one needs an Apple Watch

There's a lot of interest in the Apple Watch, but many people asking me questions aren't ready to get it yet. For me, the killer Apple Watch app is how it reduces the friction between information and action.

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The iPod nano and shuffle won't sync Apple Music songs, putting another nail in the new iPod coffin

The new iPods may be pretty, but only the iPod touch can sync Apple Music tracks. And that sucks. The iPods have been at the end of their era for awhile now, and this is yet another move to signal their eventual retirement.

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The new iPod touch: Big improvements, but not everything is there

I'm glad that Apple finally refreshed the iPod touch, but I can't help but be disappointed by what they left out.

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12 years out, the iTunes Music Store is still genius

The iTunes Store has changed a lot in the last 12 years. Let's take a Mac Classic time machine back to 2003 and travel through the Store's ups, downs, and revolutionary moves.

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Comic: Replacing a loyal MacBook friend

Welcome to this week's edition of The Pixel Project: a weekly comic from Diesel Sweeties' Rich Stevens on Apple, technology, and everything in-between. Today: Replacing a loyal MacBook friend.

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Why would the head of iAd Marketplaces have to leave Apple to more deeply track customer data?

Winston Crawford, the former head of iAd Marketplaces, has left Apple to join a startup dedicated to tracking people as they switch devices and as they go from online to in-store purchases. So why not just do that at Apple?

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iBooks Author 2.3 adds support for ePub 3, opens up ebook creation to anyone

I hadn't been able to open up iBooks Author in the weeks since the June 30 rollout, due to this tiny little thing called Apple Music you probably haven't heard of.

Today, I did. And boy was I surprised to find that not only can iBooks Author create its special Made for iBooks projects, but it now has two ePub templates. Which, yes, create ePub 3 books.

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