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Apple CEO Tim Cook gets iced to raise money ALS charity

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Apple CEO Tim Cook gets iced to raise money ALS charity

After our own Rene Ritchie took the ice bucket challenge to raise and awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ASL), Apple CEO Tim Cook did the same with a bucket of ice pouring down him at a company event. In addition to Cook, Apple marketing head Phil Schiller also participated in the challenge at a separate beach location.

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'iPhone slow' explained: The truth about iOS updates

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'iPhone slow' explained: The truth about iOS updates

The charge that iOS updates deliberately slow down older iPhones gets regurgitated every so often. It's a sensational charge so it gets sensationalized. Most recently some research into correlation vs. causation in big data analytics and how it shouldn't be misinterpreted was — wait for it — widely misinterpreted. Whether regurgitators failed to read all the way through the research, or simply decided to ignore it in service of sensationalism doesn't really matter. The resulting misinformation and confusion is the same. So, what's really going on with iOS updates and older devices?

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How to enable and disable notification badges on the Mac

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How to enable and disable notification badges on the Mac

Badges are those app notifications that show you that something is waiting for you — maybe a to-do list item is due, or maybe you have a new email. Sometimes badges can be helpful. Other times they can be really irritating. Here's how to activate them and deactivate them.

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Weekly Photo Contest: Blur

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Weekly Photo Contest: Blur

Photo submission by ChavistaPhoto submission by Chavista

Blurry shots are definitely not always a bad thing. Blur can be used in photography in so many ways. Whether to show motion or time lapse, bring attention to a detail, add an air of mystery, or just for a cool looking abstract shot, there are so many instances where a bit of blur is just what you need. This week we're focusing on just that.

The contest begins now and ends Tuesday August 19th at 11:59 PDT. Good luck!

It's also time to announce the winner of our last photo contest! I can't believe how many fantastically creative photos were entered last week! The winner is...

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1 week ago

Apple's Beats Music produces Spike Lee documentary

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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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How to restrict private data access with parental controls on your iPhone or iPad

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How to restrict private data access with parental controls on your iPhone or iPad

iOS gives you lots of options when it comes to parental controls. One of the most useful features is how well you can restrict access to your personal data on iPhone and iPad. For example, if you don't want a child to be able to accidentally delete your contacts or alter calendar invites without your knowledge, you can easily use restrictions to stop it from happening before it ever does.

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

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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

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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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Debug 44: Brianna Wu, Amanda Warner, and Revolution 60

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Debug 44: Brianna Wu, Amanda Warner, and Revolution 60

Debug is a casual, conversational interview show featuring the best developers in the business about the amazing apps they make and why and how they make them. On this episode Brianna Wu and Amanda Warner of Giant Spacekat join Guy and Rene to talk about their new Unreal Engine-based iOS game, Revolution 60. From creating their company to modeling their characters to dealing with game dev culture, this one is crackalacking!

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

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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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