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Uber’s CEO Became a Big Boy When Tim Cook Gave Him a Stern Talking To

Controversial Uber CEO Travis Kalanick received a career retrospective profile in the New York Times today that covers his awkward early years and his propensity to invite conflict. Among the new information that it reveals, there’s an enlightening story about the time Tim Cook had to summon Kalanick after discovering that Uber was still tracking iPhones after its app had been deleted. Read More >>

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Turn Your Expensive Smartphone Into a Tiny Antiquated Macintosh

After releasing a stand that turned the Apple Watch into a miniature Macintosh computer to sit on your bedside table while it charges, Elago has now essentially done the same thing for your iPhone with its M4 stand, which lets your phone cosplay as a vintage Apple computer that’s woefully underpowered in comparison. Read More >>

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Leaked Document Details Apple Employee Injuries, Hints At Secretive New Products

An incident report compiled by an Environment Health and Safety contractor working for Apple mistakenly sent to hundreds of Apple employees and leaked to Gizmodo includes tantalising clues about some of the new products the notoriously secretive tech company may be cooking up. The report includes over 70 different incidents. Read More >>

apps
Apple’s Microsoft Office Killer Is Free Again (If You Dare)

We’ve been talking a lot lately about the perks and perils of Microsoft Office, especially the program you begrudgingly used to write your college papers: Word. In what appears to be an unrelated move, Apple just made a whole host of productivity apps free. Get excited for Pages! (Borat voice: “Not!”) Read More >>

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The 10th Anniversary iPhone Sounds Like a Samsung Clone

According to Mark Gurman at Bloomberg, a traditionally reliable source for iPhone news, Apple’s tenth anniversary iPhone is shaping up to be the company’s most ambitious phone yet. The phone will be a nearly bezel-free slab of glass and stainless steel (or possibly aluminium), the home button will be dead, and a gorgeous OLED display will be the focal point. Read More >>

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Owners of the Fourth Generation iPad Could Get an Upgrade If They Need Service

If you’ve held back on getting the latest iPad since 2012's fourth generation, you could be in luck. According to an internal memo obtained by 9to5 Mac, users who need service on that model could walk out of the store with a shiny new iPad Air 2. Read More >>

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Apple Is Buying All the Good Trees for Its New Campus, and the Tree People Are Fighting Back

A tough truth about Apple is making headlines, and you’d better hold on to your butts, because it is salacious. Apparently, Apple is snatching up all the very best trees for its new campus, leaving local tree purchasers scrambling for solutions. Read More >>

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Maybe Apple’s Car Project Isn’t So Screwed After All

Apple’s secret car project may still have some life left in it. The company secured a permit for testing autonomous driving technology in California on public roads, which is one of the first official confirmations that Apple is indeed researching self-driving technology in an effort to compete with Google and Tesla. Read More >>

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This Guy Says He Built His Own iPhone From Scratch Using Spare Parts

The walled garden Apple uses to meticulously control every element of the iPhone can really suck. It prohibits you from replacing the battery, adding third-party storage, or using an iPhone to tinker around and build new, weird projects. Read More >>

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Sorry, But Your iPhone 5 Is About to Become Obsolete

Apple’s pulling the cord on its iOS guillotine a little early this year. The next operating system update will only be available for the iPhone 5S and newer devices. That means if you have an iPhone 5 or an iPhone 5C, your expensive slab of aluminium and glass is about to become obsolete. Read More >>

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Australia Sues Apple For Bricking iPhones Repaired by Third Parties

Apple forbids consumers from taking their iPhones to third parties for repair, and sometimes even bricks phones as punishment. But Australia has said that’s not cool and is suing the tech behemoth. Or, to put it in Australian, “yeah nah mate, garn git fucked.” Read More >>

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An Overhauled MacPro Is Finally Coming Next Year, No Matter What Anybody Thinks

Four years after the launch of the trashcan shaped MacPro, Apple has finally, slyly, announced a new MacPro. The news comes via John Gruber of Daring Fireball: Read More >>

apps
Apple Refunds Kid’s £6k Gaming Bill

The key to getting Apple to refund all your in-app purchases would appear to be GO BIG, as today's happy refund news concerns a kid who managed to invest around £6,000 in tawdry pretend coinage during a couple of weekends of unlimited purchasing fun. Read More >>

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iOS 10.3 Won’t Robocall Emergency Services Anymore

Apple released iOS 10.3 this week, and in addition to a new file system and a built-in “Find My AirPods” app, the new update also fixes a very important bug that could allow arseholes to robocall 911. Read More >>

laptops
Everyone Exaggerates Laptop Battery Life Except Apple

A new study from Which? shows what we've all long suspected: many manufacturers hugely overstate how long their laptop batteries last. Read More >>