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Apple Adds New Diverse Emoji with iOS Update Apple Adds New Diverse Emoji with iOS Update

iOS 8.3 is here, and while it comes with a handful of updates, the most exciting is new emoji. Duh. When the beta of the new OS X hit developers hands back in February, we were given a preview at …

HBO NOW is Now Available on Apple Devices HBO NOW is Now Available on Apple Devices

If you have an iPhone, iPad, or an Apple TV, a reliable internet connection, and $15 per month to spare, you can now access HBO. HBO NOW, the cable subscription-free streaming service first announced in March at Apple’s Watch event, …

Samsung Galaxy S6 Bends When You Bend It, Just Like the iPhone 6 Plus Samsung Galaxy S6 Bends When You Bend It, Just Like the iPhone 6 Plus

In things are going to bend when you bend them news, it appears that Samsung might want to build a time machine, go back in time, and not make fun of Apple for its bendable phones. Third-party insurance company SquareTrade …

Apple Will Now Let You Trade in Your Android Phone Apple Will Now Let You Trade in Your Android Phone

Apple is expanding its “Reuse and Recycle” program it began in 2013. Starting now, in many locations, you can trade in non-Apple smartphones and receive credit toward the purchase of an iPhone. Individual Apple retail stores have changed the language …

Apple Is Literally Hitler, Says Chinese CEO Apple Is Literally Hitler, Says Chinese CEO

It’s not uncommon to hear someone lash out at Apple for being restrictive, but this takes it to a whole other level. Chinese streaming platform Leshi TV, also known as LeTV, is expected to launch a smartphone next month. When …

Tech Companies Call for End to Mass Surveillance in Letter to Obama, Congress Tech Companies Call for End to Mass Surveillance in Letter to Obama, Congress

The group Reform Government Surveillance, which includes Apple, AOL, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter, Yahoo, and more, has joined dozens of other organizations in calling on the US government to reform mass surveillance and end the bulk data collection programs revealed …

Apple Will Let You Play Around with Apple Watch for 15 Minutes Apple Will Let You Play Around with Apple Watch for 15 Minutes

In about three weeks, Apple will be refitting its various retail outlets to accommodate the Apple Watch, just ahead of its April 24th release date. And according to 9to5 Mac, that will involve special Apple Watch tables with at least …

Apple’s Streaming TV Service Could Launch This Fall Apple’s Streaming TV Service Could Launch This Fall

Apple wants to sell Apple TVs, but one hurdle the company has to jump is convincing people they need an Apple TV. What’s the real benefit of streaming Netflix or Hulu or whatever via Apple TV, when I can do …

Tim Cook Tried to Give His Liver to Ailing Steve Jobs Tim Cook Tried to Give His Liver to Ailing Steve Jobs

If you were wondering just how close current Apple CEO Tim Cook felt to former Apple CEO Steve Jobs, well, here’s your answer. The former attempted to give the latter part of his liver. That’s the word from Becoming Steve …

Apple Watch Is the Only Thing Apple Wants You Wearing on Your Wrist Apple Watch Is the Only Thing Apple Wants You Wearing on Your Wrist

Apple is clearing the way for the Apple Watch. According to Re/code, Apple stores across the country have begun to pull items from their shelves that could possibly compete with the Apple Watch, which is set to launch next month. …

App Store, iTunes Store Down for All Users All Morning App Store, iTunes Store Down for All Users All Morning

If you’re trying to make a purchase on iTunes or attempting to download an app in the App Store, you’ve probably noticed that it’s not working. That’s because Apple is suffering some major outages this morning – from before 5am …

New iPhones Will Have Force Touch Tech – Report New iPhones Will Have Force Touch Tech – Report

At this point, it doesn’t matter how hard you tap your iPhone screen – as long as it’s hard enough for the device to sense it. With the next generation of iPhone, you may have to think about just how …

Apple Watch App Part of iOS 8.2 Update, Is Not Deletable, Will Get Stuck in That Folder (You Know the One) Apple Watch App Part of iOS 8.2 Update, Is Not Deletable, Will Get Stuck in That Folder (You Know the One)

iOS 8.2, now available to download, “introduces support for Apple Watch, and also includes improvements to the Health app, increased stability, and bug fixes. It also introduces one more pain-in-the-ass undeletable app. If you update your iOS right now, you’re …

Apple Donates $50M to Further Racial & Gender Diversity in Tech Apple Donates $50M to Further Racial & Gender Diversity in Tech

Fresh off its big smartwatch event, Apple is donating more than $50 million to groups that help promote diversity in the workplace. Specifically, Apple is donating to the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, a non-profit that aims to help students at …

Is the Apple Watch For You? Is the Apple Watch For You?

Back in September, Apple unveiled the Apple Watch at a big event, which also saw the introduction of the latest iPhone models. Six months later, the company just held another event talking about it more, and mostly telling us things …

HBO Now: Apple Exclusive, $15 a Month, Launching in April HBO Now: Apple Exclusive, $15 a Month, Launching in April

Rumor had it that HBO’s long-awaited standalone streaming service, thought to be called HBO Now, could launch as an exclusive partnership with Apple. Today, that was confirmed at Apple’s “Spring Forward” event. See you in April, @iTunesTV @AppStore #HBONOW pic.twitter.com/aS7o1Zkrxu …

Apple Watch Event to Take Place March 9 Apple Watch Event to Take Place March 9

It feels like a long time since the last Apple event, right? No? Well, Apple has something to say – so watch out world. Apple is holding an event on March 9 at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts …

Apple Emoji Will Soon Be Much More Diverse Apple Emoji Will Soon Be Much More Diverse

Apple’s emoji options are about to get much more diverse. The company has given developers a new beta of OS X, and inside contains a bunch of new, racially diverse emoji characters. In the new build, many of the human …

Apple Stores Revamp: Are They Getting Even Swankier? Apple Stores Revamp: Are They Getting Even Swankier?

One could say that Apple, and thus its many retail stores, already cater to the wealthy – or at least those with a bit of disposable income. But could Apple make its stores feel even more exclusive – especially ahead …

Apple Puts $848M into Solar Farm, the Current Largest Commercial Clean Energy Deal Apple Puts $848M into Solar Farm, the Current Largest Commercial Clean Energy Deal

Apple has announced plans to construct a giant solar farm that it says will power all of its California operations – and then some. Apple is partnering with First Solar, the company behind Monterey County’s California Flats Solar Project. The …

Apple Wants to Give Cordcutters Live TV Too: Report Apple Wants to Give Cordcutters Live TV Too: Report

Apple, who has had a fair amount of success selling hardware that lets users stream TV shows and movies, is now considering stepping into the role of content gatekeeper. A report from Re/code, citing various industry executives, says that Apple …