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Apple's Beats Music produces Spike Lee documentary

After having created a short film surrounding the World Cup, Beats Music is back in the film arena again marching to the beats of its own Beats with Spike Lee. In its latest video venture, Beats has created a 25th anniversary documentary of Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing aptly titled Do the Right Thing 25 Anniversary: A Beats Music Experience.

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New Sprint CEO says plan price drops come first, then network improvements

Sprint's new CEO Marcelo Claure has only been on the job four days now, but has already called an all-hands meeting to lay out his first initiatives at the head of the carrier. The new Chief Executive, who was previously on the Sprint board and running his company Brightstar (which is also owned by SoftBank), laid out a pretty stark and clear path for where he sees Sprint moving in the coming months.

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Apple poaches Nokia HERE executive to patch its Maps ahead of iOS 8 debut

Following criticism over the inaccuracies of its Maps application when it initially launched, Apple is making strides in addressing complaints. In its latest move ahead of the launch of iOS 8 to consumers, the iPhone-maker has poached away Nokia HERE executive Torsten Krenz to help fix Apple Maps.

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Apple may use sapphire screens on both iPhone 6 models, iWatch

Sapphire glass is once again being rumored for the unannounced but highly anticipated iPhone 6 and iWatch. Apple's $700 million investment in a sapphire manufacturing facility with partner GT Advanced Technologies is also once again being highlighted as part of the rationale for the move.

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Mobile Nations podcast changes and updates!

We're going to be making some changes to the podcasts we do here at Mobile Nations — Android Central, CrackBerry, Connectedly, iMore, and Windows Phone Central. That'll no doubt excite some people and upset others, but our single, unwavering goal is to make better shows that you'll enjoy even more. We want to respect your time and your interests, we want to stay focused and stay relevant, So, with all of that in mind, here's what's changing!

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Augmented reality Lego Fusion now available for $34.99

Lego has begun selling its Fusion line of game sets that merge virtual and physical gameplay. Announced in June, the brick building sets allow kids to build structures using Lego bricks and translate the finished product into a digital medium by scanning it using the accompanying app.

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Apple SVP Phil Schiller ices himself, challenges Tim Cook to do the same

Phil Schiller, Apple's long time senior vice president of worldwide marketing, is the latest person to pour a bucket full of ice water on his head. It's part of a growing viral campaign to help fund research, and raise awareness of, into amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as motor neuron disease or Lou Gehrig's disease.

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Philips Hue Lux bulbs now up for pre-order

A short while ago Philips announced its first white light only bulbs in its Hue range, the Lux. Now at least things have progressed far enough that we can pre-order the Lux bulbs for shipping in late September. They lose out on some of the razzle dazzle of the regular Hue bulbs in losing the colors but in doing so the price has come down quite a bit.

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Apple bans the use of 2 chemicals in iPhone 6, iPad manufacturing

Apple is now banning the use of two chemicals in the production of the iPhone 6 and future iPad, a move that could help to impact the health of the 500,000 or so factory workers who assemble Apple's popular smartphones and tablets. After a four-month investigation, Apple is now banning the use of benzene and n-hexane in its factories.

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Apple updates Safari with improved security and memory handling

Apple rolled out an update to its Safari browser today, which is available for OS X Lion and Lion Server 10.7.5, OS X 10.8.5 Mountain Lion, and OS X 10.9.4 Mavericks. The update resolves some crashing issues when users visit a "maliciously crafted website" as well as addresses memory corruption issues found in Webkit.

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