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Exclusive: How Drake and Apple Music broke streaming records with More Life

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I fixed Apple’s red iPhone with a $14 screen protector

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I fixed Apple’s red iPhone with a $14 screen protector – The Vergeclockmenumore-arrow (function(d) { try { if (localStorage.getItem(‘chorus-fonts-0b50f0674bed2b66b24a77410eb3f99c’) === ‘yes’) { d.documentElement.className += ‘ fonts-loaded’; } } catch (e) {} var fontUrls = [“https://fonts.voxmedia.com/unison/stylesheets/verge.1d37918fdeeb1febc4d68217382a1e72.css”]; var ss = d.styleSheets; for (var i=0; i -1) { ss[i].ownerNode.media = ‘all’; fontUrls.splice(idx, 1); } } if (fontUrls.length > 0) { setTimeout(onload, 0); } } onload(); })(document); var chorusInitQueue=[],volume_embed_host=”https://volume.vox-cdn.com”;var Chorus=Chorus||{};Chorus.windowLoaded=!1,Chorus.AddScript=function(o,n){var t=document.createElement(“script”);t.async=!0,t.type=”text/javascript”,t.src=o,”function”==typeof n&&(t.onload=n);var e=document.getElementsByTagName(“script”)[0];return e.parentNode.insertBefore(t,e),t},Chorus.ready=function(o){“loading”!=document.readyState?o():document.addEventListener?document.addEventListener(“DOMContentLoaded”,o):document.attachEvent(“onreadystatechange”,function(){“loading”!=document.readyState&&o()})},Chorus.OnLoad=function(o){if(Chorus.windowLoaded=!0)return void o();var n=window.onload;”function”!=typeof window.onload?window.onload=o:window.onload=function(){n(),o()}},Chorus.OnLoad(function(){Chorus.windowLoaded=!0}); dataLayer = [{“Network”:”theverge”,”Community”:”theverge”,”GA Primary ID”:”UA-26533115-1″,”GA CrossDomains”:”theverge.com”,”Content ID”:”14824773″,”Entry Groups”:”front-page:apple:mobile:tech:circuitbreaker”,”Author”:”Chris Welch”,”Last Time Updated”:”2017-03-25 15:16″,”Hour of Update”:”15″,”Publish Date”:”2017-03-25 15:16″,”Hour of Publish”:”15″,”Demand Post”:”no”,”All Chorus Categories”:”theverge:theverge:front-page:apple:mobile:tech:circuitbreaker”,”Content Type”:”article”,”chartbeat_domain”:”theverge.com”,”chartbeat_zone”:”172968584/verge/circuitbreaker”,”chartbeat_authors”:”Chris Welch”,”Logged in Status”:”Logged Out”,”Day of Week”:”saturday”,”Hour of Day”:”15″}]; window._umbel = window._umbel || []; (function() { var d = new Date(); d.setDate(d.getDate() + 365); document.cookie …

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Liberal Think Pieces That Will Make You Question the Fabric of Space and Time

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CreditPHOTOGRAPH BY ANNABEL CLARK / REDUX “Is Coconut Oil Making Us Very, Very Weak?” “I Moved Into a House So Tiny That I Am No Longer Visible to the Human Eye” “Should We Stop Resisting Trump and Just Vaporize Into a Cloud of Enlightenment Dust?” “Why the Next Democratic Front-Runner Is Going to Be This Shelter Cat” “Are Those Rainbow Bumper Stickers Making Your Prius Less Efficient?” “Why I Stopped Using Intimidating Pointy Letters in My Alphabet in Favor of These Gentle Curvy Ones” “We Sat Down with the Creator of the Pussyhat: There Was Yarn Everywhere and Her Bathroom Was a Little Dirty” “Is This the End of the G.O.P.? We Consulted These Tea Leaves to Find Out” “This …

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T-Mobile kicks off industry robocall war with network-level blocking and ID tools

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T-Mobile is among the first U.S. telecom companies to announce its plans to thwart pesky robocallers. The move represents part of an industry-wide “Robocall Strike Force” set up by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) last year to combat the 2 billion-plus automated calls faced by U.S. consumers each month. Other key members of the group include Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Verizon. Above: T-Mobile: Scam Caller T-Mobile’s announcement comes 24 hours after the FCC voted to approve a new rule that would allow telecom companies to block robocallers who use fake caller ID numbers to conceal their true location and identities. The new suite of tools gives an interesting insight into the kinds of things that mobile users in the U.S. will soon be able …

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Apple claims WikiLeaks vulnerabilities fixed years ago

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Apple has stated that the vulnerabilities pointed out in the latest WikiLeaks data dump from ‘Vault 7’ were fixed many years ago, and that the hacking methods purportedly used by the CIA would not work on today’s devices. After assessing the claims put forth in the Vault 7 documents, Apple has asserted that while the vulnerabilities did exist at one time, they were fixed as early as 2009, and that later iterations of iPhones and Macs could not be exploited using the methods outlined. They also noted that the vulnerabilities and their fixes have long been a matter of public record. ‘Vault 7’ refers to a series of data dumps performed by the website that consist of confidential documents from …

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Hackers demand ransom from Apple for allegedly stolen iCloud data

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A group of hackers claims to have breached Apple’s iCloud platform and gained access to hundreds of millions of user accounts. If Apple doesn’t pay a ransom, the hackers say they will remotely wipe the accounts. The hackers, who call themselves the “Turkish Crime Family,” are asking for $75,000 worth of bitcoin or Ethereum, or $100,000 in iTunes gift cards, Motherboard reported on Wednesday. To encourage Apple to pay, the hackers are seeking publicity by sending screenshots of alleged emails between them and Apple’s security team to media outlets. The hackers are threatening to reset some of the stolen iCloud accounts and remotely wipe victims’ devices if Apple doesn’t pay by April 7, according to Motherboard, which reported that the hackers didn’t …

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Apple Hasn't Paid Taxes in New Zealand Since 2007

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The New Zealand Herald reports that Apple hasn’t paid taxes in New Zealand since 2007

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Watch Workflow’s original pitch in 2014

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Workflow, the well liked automation app that Apple just picked up through an acquisition, got its start in 2014 at a hackathon in Michigan, of all places. Nick Frey, Conrad Kramer, Veeral Patel, and Ari Weinstein built the app in January 2014, for a Major League Hacking student member hackathon hosted by the University of Michigan. Judges evaluated contributions from 604 people, taking into consideration usefulness, originality, technical difficulty, and design. Workflow won the hackathon’s grand prize and was named the best iOS app there. Among other things, the team took home iPad Mini tablets with Retina displays and 128GB of storage — courtesy of Apple. Within a few months, they published Workflow on the App Store. And the rest …

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Apple reportedly to start manufacturing iPhones in India

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Samsung adds LTE connectivity to the Gear S3 Classic smartwatch

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Samsung has announced a new version of its Gear S3 Classic smartwatch, endowing the Tizen-powered timepiece with 4G LTE connectivity. The addition of LTE gives Classic the same cellular broadband capabilities as its sibling, the Gear S3 Frontier. The announcement comes just days before Samsung’s biggest launch of the year, its Unpacked event introducing the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. Besides the addition of the new radio, however, not much has changed about this wearable — targeted at consumers seeking a more traditional-looking device. It bears repeating that both Gear S3 models run Samsung’s proprietary Tizen operating system, and not the Android Wear platform found on most smartwatches not made by Apple. That doesn’t make for lessened compatibility, though: it’s …

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WikiLeaks Shows How the CIA Can Hack a Mac’s Hidden Code

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If the CIA wants inside your Mac, it may not matter that you so carefully avoided those infected email attachments or maliciously crafted web sites designed to plant spyware on your machine. Based on new documents in WikiLeaks’ ongoing release of CIA hacking secrets, hackers at Langley could have infected the deepest, most hidden recesses of your laptop. A new installment of leaks from WikiLeaks’ so-called Vault 7 cache of secret CIA documents published Thursday hints at the ultra-stealthy techniques the agency has used to spy on the laptops—and possibly smartphones—of Apple users when it can get physical access to those machines. The documents show how the CIA’s spyware infects corners of a computer’s code that antivirus scanners and even …

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Shielding MAC addresses from stalkers is hard and Android fails miserably at it

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Enlarge Christiaan Colen reader comments 9 Share this story In early 2015, architects of Google’s Android mobile operating system introduced a new feature that was intended to curtail the real-time tracking of smartphones as their users traversed retail stores, city streets, and just about anywhere else. A recently published research paper found that the measure remains missing on the vast majority of Android phones and is easily defeated on the relatively small number of devices that do support it. Like all Wi-Fi-enabled devices, smartphones are constantly scanning their surroundings for available access points, and with each probe, they send a MAC—short for media access control—address associated with the handset. Throughout most of the history of Wi-Fi, the free exchange of …

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Bright X-rays reveal 3D structure of processors—and defects lurking within

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The Apple A8 die shot as mapped out by Chipworks. Chipworks reader comments 1 Share this story The semiconductor industry is beyond remarkable when it comes to the the complexity and precision of the processes. A modern integrated circuit is not a single layer of circuitry, but many layers, all stacked on top of each other. This is all done through photolithography, where a pattern is imaged on a silicon wafer. Each layer requires a separate image, and all the images have to be aligned. If you take the 14nm number seriously (a nanometer is 1/1,000,000th of a millimeter), then wafers and masks, which are seriously hold-in-two-hands-big, have to be aligned with a precision that is better than the feature size. But, how …

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Apple patents phone-laptop dock

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An Apple patent published this week suggests the company is developing a so-called “thin” laptop device that would rely on the CPU of an iPhone or iPad for its computing power. Apple’s application for an “Electronic accessory device” was first filed for in September 2016 and credits Brett W. Degner as its inventor.

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New WikiLeaks docs show how the CIA hacks iPhones and MacBooks

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What is the new information appliance?

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What is the new information appliance? – The Vergeclockmenumore-arrow (function(d) { try { if (localStorage.getItem(‘chorus-fonts-0b50f0674bed2b66b24a77410eb3f99c’) === ‘yes’) { d.documentElement.className += ‘ fonts-loaded’; } } catch (e) {} var fontUrls = [“https://fonts.voxmedia.com/unison/stylesheets/verge.1d37918fdeeb1febc4d68217382a1e72.css”]; var ss = d.styleSheets; for (var i=0; i -1) { ss[i].ownerNode.media = ‘all’; fontUrls.splice(idx, 1); } } if (fontUrls.length > 0) { setTimeout(onload, 0); } } onload(); })(document); var chorusInitQueue=[],volume_embed_host=”https://volume.vox-cdn.com”;var Chorus=Chorus||{};Chorus.windowLoaded=!1,Chorus.AddScript=function(o,n){var t=document.createElement(“script”);t.async=!0,t.type=”text/javascript”,t.src=o,”function”==typeof n&&(t.onload=n);var e=document.getElementsByTagName(“script”)[0];return e.parentNode.insertBefore(t,e),t},Chorus.ready=function(o){“loading”!=document.readyState?o():document.addEventListener?document.addEventListener(“DOMContentLoaded”,o):document.attachEvent(“onreadystatechange”,function(){“loading”!=document.readyState&&o()})},Chorus.OnLoad=function(o){if(Chorus.windowLoaded=!0)return void o();var n=window.onload;”function”!=typeof window.onload?window.onload=o:window.onload=function(){n(),o()}},Chorus.OnLoad(function(){Chorus.windowLoaded=!0}); dataLayer = [{“Network”:”theverge”,”Community”:”theverge”,”GA Primary ID”:”UA-26533115-1″,”GA CrossDomains”:”theverge.com”,”Content ID”:”14799829″,”Entry Groups”:”front-page:podcast:ctrl-walt-delete”,”Author”:”Andrew Marino”,”Last Time Updated”:”2017-03-23 11:03″,”Hour of Update”:”11″,”Publish Date”:”2017-03-23 11:03″,”Hour of Publish”:”11″,”Demand Post”:”no”,”All Chorus Categories”:”theverge:theverge:front-page:podcast:ctrl-walt-delete”,”Content Type”:”article”,”chartbeat_domain”:”theverge.com”,”chartbeat_zone”:”172968584/verge”,”chartbeat_authors”:”Andrew Marino”,”Logged in Status”:”Logged Out”,”Day of Week”:”thursday”,”Hour of Day”:”11″}]; window._umbel = window._umbel || []; (function() { var d = new Date(); d.setDate(d.getDate() + 365); document.cookie = “umbel_api_key=lrjhazrpqbgtnrij; expires=” + …

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Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak joins $9.5 million investment into ‘robotic digitization’ startup Ripcord

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A new so-called “robotic digitization” company launches to the public today with funding from some notable backers. Tapping robotics, machine vision, and artificial intelligence, Ripcord is striving to create what it calls the “truly paperless workplace,” and today it announced its formal launch alongside $9.5 million in funding from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB), with participation from Apple cofounder Steve Woniak, Lux Capital, and Legend Star. Based in Hayward, California, Ripcord’s machines scan, index, and categorize paper records to make them searchable through companies’ existing systems via the cloud. To initiate the process, companies pack their records into boxes and affix with barcoded labels that contain metadata that’s permanently associated with the records through their transportation into digital form. Upon receipt, Ripcord unboxes the files and passes …

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JC Penney store closings latest sign that ecommerce may finally be devastating brick-and-mortar retail

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This week J.C. Penney released details of its plans to shutter 138 stores out of 1,014 locations, and to cut 5,000 retail jobs. That is part of the ongoing reinvention of a company that seemed to be on the verge of collapse just a few years ago. The company says physical stores remain vital to its business, allowing it to let customers order online and pickup at a store. But what’s clear is that the company, now profitable again, is going to make to with a let less physical locations. And J.C. Penney is not alone. Despite the success of a company like Apple in retail, or the experimental stores of Amazon, the fact remains that physical retail in the …

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Mapstr now reminds you when you’re near your favorite places

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French mapping startup Mapstr is continuing its mission to help people organize all their favorite places with an update that alerts users whenever they pass one of their previously bookmarked locations. Founded in 2014 by Sébastien Caron, Mapstr has raised around $1.4 million in investment since its inception, and today’s update comes two months after the company was selected to join Facebook’s inaugural cohort of startups at its new Startup Garage incubator in Paris. Available on the web, iOS, and Android, Mapstr has built a small following of 60,000 monthly active users (MAUs) for an app that lets you bookmark any place around the world, including parks, streets, museums, and any point-of-interest. You can add places manually, through allowing the app to detect your current location, or even through …

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Apple imagines turning an iPhone or iPad into a touchscreen MacBook

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How iTunes built, and then broke, my meticulous music-listening system

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Phone Companies Will Soon Banish Robocalls. For Real This Time

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If Democrats, Republicans, and the telecommunications industry can agree on anything, it’s that robocalls are the worst. That’s why the Federal Communications Commission will likely pass rules today that expand the authority of phone companies to block unwanted phone calls. Short version: If a phone number seems at all likely to be bogus, companies can block it. The law forbids marketers from calling people who are on the Do Not Call list. Yet according to the FCC, consumers last year received about 2.4 billion robocalls per month. And these calls are more than just an annoyance: Last year the IRS estimated that scammers posing as tax collectors used robocalls to make off with about $26.5 million from the public. The …

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Apple says it hasn’t been breached after hacker group threatens to wipe millions of iPhones

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Apple says it hasn’t been breached after hacker group threatens to wipe millions of iPhones – The Vergeclockmenumore-arrow (function(d) { try { if (localStorage.getItem(‘chorus-fonts-0b50f0674bed2b66b24a77410eb3f99c’) === ‘yes’) { d.documentElement.className += ‘ fonts-loaded’; } } catch (e) {} var fontUrls = [“https://fonts.voxmedia.com/unison/stylesheets/verge.1d37918fdeeb1febc4d68217382a1e72.css”]; var ss = d.styleSheets; for (var i=0; i -1) { ss[i].ownerNode.media = ‘all’; fontUrls.splice(idx, 1); } } if (fontUrls.length > 0) { setTimeout(onload, 0); } } onload(); })(document); var chorusInitQueue=[],volume_embed_host=”https://volume.vox-cdn.com”;var Chorus=Chorus||{};Chorus.windowLoaded=!1,Chorus.AddScript=function(o,n){var t=document.createElement(“script”);t.async=!0,t.type=”text/javascript”,t.src=o,”function”==typeof n&&(t.onload=n);var e=document.getElementsByTagName(“script”)[0];return e.parentNode.insertBefore(t,e),t},Chorus.ready=function(o){“loading”!=document.readyState?o():document.addEventListener?document.addEventListener(“DOMContentLoaded”,o):document.attachEvent(“onreadystatechange”,function(){“loading”!=document.readyState&&o()})},Chorus.OnLoad=function(o){if(Chorus.windowLoaded=!0)return void o();var n=window.onload;”function”!=typeof window.onload?window.onload=o:window.onload=function(){n(),o()}},Chorus.OnLoad(function(){Chorus.windowLoaded=!0}); dataLayer = [{“Network”:”theverge”,”Community”:”theverge”,”GA Primary ID”:”UA-26533115-1″,”GA CrossDomains”:”theverge.com”,”Content ID”:”14797105″,”Entry Groups”:”front-page:apple:tech:cyber-security”,”Author”:”Rich McCormick”,”Last Time Updated”:”2017-03-23 03:47″,”Hour of Update”:”03″,”Publish Date”:”2017-03-23 03:47″,”Hour of Publish”:”03″,”Demand Post”:”no”,”All Chorus Categories”:”theverge:theverge:front-page:apple:tech:cyber-security”,”Content Type”:”article”,”chartbeat_domain”:”theverge.com”,”chartbeat_zone”:”172968584/verge”,”chartbeat_authors”:”Rich McCormick”,”Logged in Status”:”Logged Out”,”Day of Week”:”thursday”,”Hour of Day”:”03″}]; window._umbel = window._umbel || []; (function() { var d = new …

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Apple confirms acquisition of DeskConnect, the team behind automation app Workflow

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Apple today confirmed that it has acquired DeskConnect, the startup behind Workflow, an iOS app that makes it possible for people to build custom actions involving multiple apps. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. Apple has now made the app free instead of charging $2.99 for it, and the app will remain available, an Apple spokesperson told VentureBeat in an email. Currently the app supports more than 200 actions, with integrations into Apple apps as well as third-party services like Dropbox, Evernote, and Facebook. In that sense Workflow resembles Automator, an Apple utility app that ships with macOS Sierra but has no standard-issue equivalent for iOS. The news was originally reported by TechCrunch. DeskConnect killed its eponymous cross-platform file-transfer app …

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Apple bought the best utility app for the iPhone, Workflow

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Apple bought the best utility app for the iPhone, Workflow – The Vergeclockmenumore-arrow (function(d) { try { if (localStorage.getItem(‘chorus-fonts-0b50f0674bed2b66b24a77410eb3f99c’) === ‘yes’) { d.documentElement.className += ‘ fonts-loaded’; } } catch (e) {} var fontUrls = [“https://fonts.voxmedia.com/unison/stylesheets/verge.1d37918fdeeb1febc4d68217382a1e72.css”]; var ss = d.styleSheets; for (var i=0; i -1) { ss[i].ownerNode.media = ‘all’; fontUrls.splice(idx, 1); } } if (fontUrls.length > 0) { setTimeout(onload, 0); } } onload(); })(document); var chorusInitQueue=[],volume_embed_host=”https://volume.vox-cdn.com”;var Chorus=Chorus||{};Chorus.windowLoaded=!1,Chorus.AddScript=function(o,n){var t=document.createElement(“script”);t.async=!0,t.type=”text/javascript”,t.src=o,”function”==typeof n&&(t.onload=n);var e=document.getElementsByTagName(“script”)[0];return e.parentNode.insertBefore(t,e),t},Chorus.ready=function(o){“loading”!=document.readyState?o():document.addEventListener?document.addEventListener(“DOMContentLoaded”,o):document.attachEvent(“onreadystatechange”,function(){“loading”!=document.readyState&&o()})},Chorus.OnLoad=function(o){if(Chorus.windowLoaded=!0)return void o();var n=window.onload;”function”!=typeof window.onload?window.onload=o:window.onload=function(){n(),o()}},Chorus.OnLoad(function(){Chorus.windowLoaded=!0}); dataLayer = [{“Network”:”theverge”,”Community”:”theverge”,”GA Primary ID”:”UA-26533115-1″,”GA CrossDomains”:”theverge.com”,”Content ID”:”14794503″,”Entry Groups”:”front-page:apple:apps:tech”,”Author”:”Dieter Bohn”,”Last Time Updated”:”2017-03-22 20:09″,”Hour of Update”:”20″,”Publish Date”:”2017-03-22 20:07″,”Hour of Publish”:”20″,”Demand Post”:”no”,”All Chorus Categories”:”theverge:theverge:front-page:apple:apps:tech”,”Content Type”:”article”,”chartbeat_domain”:”theverge.com”,”chartbeat_zone”:”172968584/verge”,”chartbeat_authors”:”Dieter Bohn”,”Logged in Status”:”Logged Out”,”Day of Week”:”wednesday”,”Hour of Day”:”20″}]; window._umbel = window._umbel || []; (function() { var d = new Date(); d.setDate(d.getDate() + 365); document.cookie …

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Prosecutors think they can extract data from phones seized during Inauguration Day protests

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It’s time to ditch your innovation lab

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A half decade into Corporate America’s love affair with innovation, it’s time to admit it’s not working. Innovation labs have become vehicles for marketing, not innovation. Dubbed “hipster money pits,” labs can torpedo morale (only the cool kids get to take part) and sap resources. No wonder Nordstrom downsized its innovation lab two years ago. Ad agency Ogilvy closed Ogilvy Labs last summer. Many others have abandoned theirs, too: Microsoft’s Silicon Valley Research Lab (shut down in 2014), Disney’s research lab (shut down in 2016), Turner’s Media Camp (shut down in 2014), Coca-Cola’s Founders Initiative (shut down in 2016), The New York Times’ R&D Ventures (shut down in 2013), and Adecco’s Ignite Lab (shut down in 2016). Why? Let’s start with the name. A lab is a …

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Early Snapdragon 835 benchmarks show mixed results from semi-custom design

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Qualcomm reader comments 1 Share this story When it announced the Snapdragon 835, Qualcomm promised that the latest in its family of ARM systems-on-chips would boost performance by 27 percent with a 40 percent reduction in power consumption. The first early benchmarks of the processor that Qualcomm doesn’t want us to call a processor have been run and the results are… well, they’re a little uneven. Anandtech went to Qualcomm’s San Diego headquarters and was shown the 835 running in a hardware platform reference—a basic smartphone built around the chip that serves as a platform for hardware testing and software development. During this visit, they were able to run a handful of basic benchmarks to gauge the performance of the …

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Super Mario Run is out on Android now

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Nintendo has unleashed its first mobile Mario game on Android, and you can get it now. After months of waiting, folks who choose an Android lifestyle over Apple can finally enjoy the latest adventures of Nintendo’s squat Italian plumber. Super Mario Run is available to download now from the Google Play Store. It is a free download, and you can play the first three levels for no cost. But to unlock the full game, you’ll have to pay a one-time $10 fee. We’ve released #SuperMarioRun on Android a bit early! Download it now on Google Play: https://t.co/u4H9bycTyr pic.twitter.com/4nHnPWD9de — Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) March 22, 2017

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After a bumpy start, stocks manage gains Wednesday

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U.S. stocks shook off a shaky start and finished mostly higher as technology and industrial companies rose. Apple rose 1 percent Wednesday and Microsoft gained 1.3 percent. The modest gains came a day after the market had its biggest drop this year. Banks continued to fall along with bond yields, which forces interest rates on loans lower. Wells Fargo dropped 1 percent. Sears plunged 12 percent after the struggling retailer said it was doubtful it would be able to keep operating. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index edged up 4 points, or 0.2 percent, to 2,348. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 6 points, less than 0.1 percent, to 20,661, dragged down by a big drop in Nike. The Nasdaq …

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Tech stocks lead US indexes mostly higher midday Wednesday

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U.S. stock indexes are turning mostly higher at midday Wednesday as technology companies rise and investors react to another drop in bond yields by buying high-dividend utility companies. Energy companies are declining with the price of oil. However more stocks are down than up as the market comes off its biggest loss in five months. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor’s 500 index picked up 4 points, or 0.2 percent, to 2,348 as of noon Eastern time. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 10 points, or 0.1 percent, to 20,657, dragged down by a steep fall in Nike. The Nasdaq composite rose 21 points, or 0.4 percent, to 5,815. The Russell 2000 index of smaller companies sank 5 points, or …

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The Best iPhone Screen Protectors

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A glass screen protector can’t guarantee that you won’t break your iPhone’s screen. But it can prevent the screen from getting scratched, and scratches can affect glass’s structural integrity and make cracks more likely. Glass is more protective than film, and it comes closer to the look and feel of the iPhone’s own display. We found Yootech’s Tempered Glass Screen Protector for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus to be just as good as TechMatte’s amFilm. Like the amFilm, it comes in a package of two, and everything about it is so similar that we suspect they may be made on the same production line—though when it comes to fitting larger phones, the Yootech offering is only for the 7 …

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Samsung’s Bixby Hopes the World Needs Another Voice Assistant

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Details about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 are leaking so heavily they’re causing water damage. The latest spy shots suggest the curvy flagship phones do away with the home button on the front. But the new phones won’t be entirely touchscreen-operated. This week, Samsung announced there will be a dedicated button for summoning Bixby, the company’s brand-new voice assistant. Bixby represents a major reboot for S Voice, the voice assistant you probably forgot Samsung already has. Introduced in 2012 with the Galaxy S III, S Voice was largely a “me-too” voice platform that launched the year after Siri. It wasn’t terrible, it just didn’t distinguish itself. But Bixby will (eventually) feature advanced AI that could leapfrog Alexa, Google Assistant, and …

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Google Maps now lets you share your location

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Google today is announcing the launch of location sharing right within Google Maps. Once the feature goes live on Android and iOS, Google Maps will let you share your location only for a set period of time, like a half-hour. You can turn off location sharing for a specific person at any given time. And while you’re going somewhere you can opt to share your location — and then stop sharing it once you’ve arrived at your destination. Plus, if someone is sharing their location with you, you can make it go away. In any case, the app will always let you know when you’re sharing your location information, and your sharing will be reflected on your My Activity dashboard …

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6 ways to invest in augmented reality

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Augmented reality is generating a lot of excitement, particularly with rumors that Apple will enter the market sometime soon, alongside others such as Microsoft and Google. Digi-Capital, a tech advisor, believes that the combined market for AR and virtual reality could be $108 billion by 2021. 2016 was a critical year for AR, with new device announcements, major acquisitions and massive adoption by consumers and enterprises alike. Super Ventures has sorted out the landscape of AR startups, and it has come up with six areas of opportunity for both AR hardware and software, where investment dollars could make a big impact. You can download a high-resolution version of the AR landscape here. The AR ecosystem is complex with multiple device categories, inputs …

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Mossberg: The old dream of the information appliance is now real — so what’s next?

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Mossberg: The old dream of the information appliance is now real — so what’s next? – The Vergeclockmenumore-arrow (function(d) { try { if (localStorage.getItem(‘chorus-fonts-0b50f0674bed2b66b24a77410eb3f99c’) === ‘yes’) { d.documentElement.className += ‘ fonts-loaded’; } } catch (e) {} var fontUrls = [“https://fonts.voxmedia.com/unison/stylesheets/verge.1d37918fdeeb1febc4d68217382a1e72.css”]; var ss = d.styleSheets; for (var i=0; i -1) { ss[i].ownerNode.media = ‘all’; fontUrls.splice(idx, 1); } } if (fontUrls.length > 0) { setTimeout(onload, 0); } } onload(); })(document); var chorusInitQueue=[],volume_embed_host=”https://volume.vox-cdn.com”;var Chorus=Chorus||{};Chorus.windowLoaded=!1,Chorus.AddScript=function(o,n){var t=document.createElement(“script”);t.async=!0,t.type=”text/javascript”,t.src=o,”function”==typeof n&&(t.onload=n);var e=document.getElementsByTagName(“script”)[0];return e.parentNode.insertBefore(t,e),t},Chorus.ready=function(o){“loading”!=document.readyState?o():document.addEventListener?document.addEventListener(“DOMContentLoaded”,o):document.attachEvent(“onreadystatechange”,function(){“loading”!=document.readyState&&o()})},Chorus.OnLoad=function(o){if(Chorus.windowLoaded=!0)return void o();var n=window.onload;”function”!=typeof window.onload?window.onload=o:window.onload=function(){n(),o()}},Chorus.OnLoad(function(){Chorus.windowLoaded=!0}); dataLayer = [{“Network”:”theverge”,”Community”:”theverge”,”GA Primary ID”:”UA-26533115-1″,”GA CrossDomains”:”theverge.com”,”Content ID”:”14778713″,”Entry Groups”:”front-page:apple:tech:walt-mossberg-verge”,”Author”:”Walt Mossberg”,”Last Time Updated”:”2017-03-22 09:00″,”Hour of Update”:”09″,”Publish Date”:”2017-03-22 09:00″,”Hour of Publish”:”09″,”Demand Post”:”no”,”All Chorus Categories”:”theverge:theverge:front-page:apple:tech:walt-mossberg-verge”,”Content Type”:”article”,”chartbeat_domain”:”theverge.com”,”chartbeat_zone”:”172968584/verge/column/walt-mossberg-verge”,”chartbeat_authors”:”Walt Mossberg”,”Logged in Status”:”Logged Out”,”Day of Week”:”wednesday”,”Hour of Day”:”09″}]; window._umbel = window._umbel || []; (function() { var d = new …

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How Chinese smartphone maker Huawei plans to crack the U.S.

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Five years ago, Chinese telecommunications equipment giant Huawei sold barely 1% of mobile phones worldwide. It has since grown quickly, becoming the third-largest seller for the past two years. And it reached that level while being almost entirely shut out of the U.S. market. That’s not for a lack of trying. An initial strategy of cozying up to Google flopped and a more recent attempt based on selling unlocked phones via online retailers did little to move the needle. Now Huawei is facing up to one of the big realities of the U.S. phone market: most phone sales still go through the carriers. As first reported by the web site The Information, Huawei is trying to work out a deal …

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Apple’s new red iPhone has an ugly side

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You Bought That Gadget, and Dammit, You Should Be Able to Fix It

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Michael Oberdick owns two small gadget repair shops in northwestern Ohio. He and his technicians spend their days at iOutlet replacing busted screens, repairing battered motherboards, and generally making life easier for people who’ve done something stupid with their gadgets. He found this job far easier just five years ago, when he started repairing phones for friends. Back then, anyone with basic tools, a little patience, and an instruction manual could fix just about anything. But these days, performing all but the most basic repairs requires specialized tools and knowledge that companies like Apple and Samsung guard jealously. That makes it hard for people like Oberdick to earn a living, and for people like you to repair your phone when you drop it. And that …

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Samsung Pay beats Apple and Google to launch mobile payments service in India

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Samsung has launched its mobile payments service in India. The Korean electronics giant started accepting registrations for early access to Samsung Pay in India earlier this month, and it opened to some users shortly after. Today marks the official launch of the service, and sees the company beat rivals Apple (Apple Pay) and Google (Android Pay) to launch a mobile payments service in what could prove a lucrative market. Samsung Pay launched in its native South Korea back in August 2015, and has since rolled out to the U.S., China, Spain, and a number of other markets across Europe, Asia, and Latin America. India represents Samsung Pay’s 14th launch market. The rollout comes as countless companies battle it out to target …

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Now you can easily save web articles to your Kindle on iOS

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Drone-hunting machines aim to counter aerial threats

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(Reuters) – The enemy drone whined in the distance. The Interceptor, a drone-hunting machine from Silicon Valley startup Airspace Systems, slinked off its launch pad and dashed away in hot pursuit. The hunter twisted through the air to avoid trees, homed in on its target, fired a Kevlar net to capture it, and then carried the rogue drone back to its base like a bald eagle with a kill. Airspace is among some 70 companies working on counter-drone systems as small consumer and commercial drones proliferate. But unlike others, it aims to catch drones instead of disabling them or shooting them down. A demonstration at Airspace headquarters in San Leandro, California, showed a compact aircraft just a few feet wide, …

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Daniel Dennett’s Science of the Soul

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Four billion years ago, Earth was a lifeless place. Nothing struggled, thought, or wanted. Slowly, that changed. Seawater leached chemicals from rocks; near thermal vents, those chemicals jostled and combined. Some hit upon the trick of making copies of themselves that, in turn, made more copies. The replicating chains were caught in oily bubbles, which protected them and made replication easier; eventually, they began to venture out into the open sea. A new level of order had been achieved on Earth. Life had begun. The tree of life grew, its branches stretching toward complexity. Organisms developed systems, subsystems, and sub-subsystems, layered in ever-deepening regression. They used these systems to anticipate their future and to change it. When they looked within, …

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Drake’s Musical Wanderlust on “More Life”

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On the new release “More Life,” Drake has found respite from his detractors.CreditPHOTOGRAPH COURTESY YOUNG MONEY ENTERTAINMENT Heavy lies the crown of commercial success. Sometime before the release of his 2016 album, “Views,” Drake, the outsider rapper turned pop virtuoso, grew too dominant for his own good. On his new, twenty-two-track project, “More Life”—which he is calling not an album or a mixtape but a “playlist,” a nod to the curatorial reach of the tracks’ copious samplings and collaborations—he is an alienated powerhouse coming to terms with all that he’s lost along the path to global domination. The spoils are real. He has grown paranoid, and he feels that nobody can be trusted. He suspects that the people who once …

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Apple is finally making it easy to watch movie rentals across your devices

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Miami-Based Rokk3r Labs Launches Rokk3r Fuel Venture Capital Group

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MIAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–March 21, 2017– Rokk3r Labs, the Miami-based venture builder, today announced the launch of Rokk3r Fuel, a dedicated investment fund designed to give investors access to Rokk3r Labs’ proprietary approach of identifying and co-building innovative, new companies. Rokk3r Fuel is led by founding partners Jeff Ransdell and Jonas Tempel in partnership with Rokk3r Labs managing founders Nabyl Charania and Germán Montoya. “We see Miami as a growing international destination and hub for entrepreneurs throughout the U.S., Latin America, Western Europe and Northern Africa,” said Germán Montoya, co-founder of Rokk3r Labs. “Jeff and Jonas bring a unique combination of experience and expertise in entrepreneurship and investing at the most established levels. We are thrilled to have them connecting investors to …

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Apple cuts prices on lower-end iPads, releases red iPhones

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This photo provided by Apple shows the family of iPads, from left, the iPad mini 4, the new iPad, the 9.7-inch iPad Pro and the 12.9-inch one, along with the Apple Pencil. On Tuesday, March 21, 2017, Apple cut prices on two iPad models and introduced red iPhones, but the company held back on updating its higher-end iPad Pro tablets. (Apple via AP) (Credit: AP) (AP) — Apple is cutting prices on two iPad models and introducing red iPhones, but the company held back on updating its higher-end iPad Pro tablets. A much-speculated 10.5-inch iPad Pro didn’t materialize, nor did new versions of existing sizes in the Pro lineup, which is aimed at businesses and creative professionals. The new devices …

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Google updates News & Weather with 200 more articles to scroll through

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Google today announced that over the next few days it will be rolling out an update to its Google News & Weather app for Android and iOS that introduces a More Headlines section, giving users lots more news to explore — specifically 200 additional articles. The new area will be visible at the bottom of the home section of the app, Google News product manager Anand Paka wrote in a blog post. Once you tap on an article to check it out and then return to the main home window of the app, you’ll see articles that are related to that one, just like you would throughout the rest of Google News & Weather or Google News on the web. …

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Android O, Google’s Next OS, Is Coming to Save Your Phone’s Battery

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Apple gets all the attention, but Android remains the world’s biggest operating system. You find it everywhere, which means it absolutely must work on devices of every size, shape, and spec. Now that you can use Android apps on ChromeOS, that opens them up to gadgets with trackpads, keyboards, pens, and who knows what else. Android works in your car, on your TV, and on your face. All of which makes being an Android dev complicated, and gives Google a lot to consider as it works on upgrades. Google just released a few tidbits about the next version of Android, which arrives later this year and is known for now as Android O. (Not that I’m speculating, but Android Oreo? Android …

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Apple releases new iPad

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Published on Mar 21, 2017 Apple released a new 9.7-inch iPad without fanfare. The new tablet, which is $70 cheaper features a brighter display and faster processor. Category License Standard YouTube License

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Slight losses for US stocks in early trading Tuesday

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US stocks are posting modest declines in early trading Tuesday, but Apple led technology companies higher after announcing an update to its iPad. Health care companies rose, but packaged food companies and airlines skidded. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell 2 points, or 0.1 percent, to 2,370 as of 10:15 a.m. Eastern time. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 13 points, or 0.1 percent, to 20,892. The Nasdaq composite slipped 6 points, or 0.1 percent, to 5,895. The Russell 2000 index of small-company stocks lost 7 points, or 0.6 percent, to 1,376. More stocks fell than rose on the New York Stock Exchange. TECH CLIMBING: Several big technology stocks were rising. Apple added $1.08 to $142.54 after …

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Stop Everything, There’s a Red iPhone 7 Now

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Some mornings—not many, but some—you wake up to a new iPhone. Surprise! This is one of those mornings. And while today’s new iPhone acts just like the old one, it adds a certain special something. It’s red. Yes, red, a bright, brilliant, gleaming red, a shade so bright it makes rose gold blush. The case is read. The buttons are red. The fiddly little nano-SIM tray? It’s red, too. The Apple logo? Not red. Sorry! But it really pops against all the rest of the red. Inside, of course, the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus have all the same internals as their space grey (and so on) counterparts. But that’s okay! New gadgets don’t have to be functionally …

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Apple finally kills the 16GB iPhone

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Apple has dragged this out long enough. For a company that prides itself on forcing users into the future by abandoning sub par storage formats (the compact disc, the floppy drive, the optical drive), Apple kept the 16GB iPhone alive for a hell of a long time. The 16GB iPhone was inconvenient in 2015 — let alone 2017, as apps perpetually grow in size, and video taking and watching increasingly eats up more of the time we spend on mobile devices. But Apple, a premium phone maker with a knack for selling phones at premium prices, persisted in hawking the 16GB model. And this forced consumers into the unenviable position of frantically deleting old photos every time they wanted to take a new one. Why, Apple? Why? Apple wiped out the …

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Microsoft provided Tim Cook with a Surface Pro 4

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Apple releases spring Watch bands in cheery colors

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Apple releases spring Watch bands in cheery colors – The Vergeclockmenumore-arrow (function(d) { try { if (localStorage.getItem(‘chorus-fonts-0b50f0674bed2b66b24a77410eb3f99c’) === ‘yes’) { d.documentElement.className += ‘ fonts-loaded’; } } catch (e) {} var fontUrls = [“https://fonts.voxmedia.com/unison/stylesheets/verge.1d37918fdeeb1febc4d68217382a1e72.css”]; var ss = d.styleSheets; for (var i=0; i -1) { ss[i].ownerNode.media = ‘all’; fontUrls.splice(idx, 1); } } if (fontUrls.length > 0) { setTimeout(onload, 0); } } onload(); })(document); var chorusInitQueue=[],volume_embed_host=”https://volume.vox-cdn.com”;var Chorus=Chorus||{};Chorus.windowLoaded=!1,Chorus.AddScript=function(o,n){var t=document.createElement(“script”);t.async=!0,t.type=”text/javascript”,t.src=o,”function”==typeof n&&(t.onload=n);var e=document.getElementsByTagName(“script”)[0];return e.parentNode.insertBefore(t,e),t},Chorus.ready=function(o){“loading”!=document.readyState?o():document.addEventListener?document.addEventListener(“DOMContentLoaded”,o):document.attachEvent(“onreadystatechange”,function(){“loading”!=document.readyState&&o()})},Chorus.OnLoad=function(o){if(Chorus.windowLoaded=!0)return void o();var n=window.onload;”function”!=typeof window.onload?window.onload=o:window.onload=function(){n(),o()}},Chorus.OnLoad(function(){Chorus.windowLoaded=!0}); dataLayer = [{“Network”:”theverge”,”Community”:”theverge”,”GA Primary ID”:”UA-26533115-1″,”GA CrossDomains”:”theverge.com”,”Content ID”:”14762917″,”Entry Groups”:”front-page:apple:tech:wearables:circuitbreaker:gadgets”,”Author”:”Ashley Carman”,”Last Time Updated”:”2017-03-21 09:38″,”Hour of Update”:”09″,”Publish Date”:”2017-03-21 09:38″,”Hour of Publish”:”09″,”Demand Post”:”no”,”All Chorus Categories”:”theverge:theverge:front-page:apple:tech:wearables:circuitbreaker:gadgets”,”Content Type”:”article”,”chartbeat_domain”:”theverge.com”,”chartbeat_zone”:”172968584/verge/circuitbreaker”,”chartbeat_authors”:”Ashley Carman”,”Logged in Status”:”Logged Out”,”Day of Week”:”tuesday”,”Hour of Day”:”09″}]; window._umbel = window._umbel || []; (function() { var d = new Date(); d.setDate(d.getDate() + 365); document.cookie = “umbel_api_key=lrjhazrpqbgtnrij; …

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Apple’s app for learning to code, Swift Playgrounds, launches in French, Chinese, and 5 new languages

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Apple has announced that Swift Playgrounds, an iPad app designed to teach people how to code with Apple’s Swift programming language, is now available in five new languages. First unveiled at WWDC in San Francisco last summer, Swift Playgrounds features a range of interactive puzzles and programming lessons designed to teach the fundamentals of coding. It strives to do so by bringing “fun” to the table, with users tapping the screen and instantly seeing the results of their action in a video on the right-hand side. There’s also an enhanced virtual keyboard for those seeking more advanced functions. Now, in addition to English, Swift Playgrounds supports Japanese, German, Simplified Chinese, French, and Latin American Spanish. “The Swift Playgrounds app has helped …

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Apple just released a red iPhone 7 and a refreshed 9.7-inch iPad

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Without the glitz and glam of an unnecessary keynote from Tim Cook and friends, Apple unveiled a handful of new and updated products today: a red — yes red — iPhone 7 and 7 Plus in partnership with (RED); a refreshed, cheaper 9.7-inch iPad; and an iPhone SE with more storage. Apple’s new iPhone color, in super vibrant red similar to the company’s red iPod Touch, starts at $749 — $100 more than the starting price for other iPhone 7 colors. The new iPad, however, starts at $329, replacing the costlier $399 iPad Air 2, and features an upgraded A9 system-on-chip and a brighter display. As for the iPhone SE — there isn’t anything new here but storage. The device now offers a minimum capacity of 32GB, killing …

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New red iPhones released to help fund to fight AIDS

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CUPERTINO, Calif. — First it was rose gold, then it was matte black, and now it’s vibrant red. Apple has announced the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus RED Special Edition phones. Apple says the devices are in recognition of more than 10 years of partnership between Apple and (RED) and will give customers “an unprecedented way to contribute to the Global Fund and bring the world a step closer to an AIDS-free generation.”Since it was founded in 2006, (RED) has generated more than $465 million for the Global Fund, with more than $130 million from Apple alone. “Since we began working with (RED) 10 years ago, our customers have made a significant impact in fighting the spread of …

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Apple replaces iPad Air 2 with cheaper 9.7-inch iPad

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Apple doubles iPhone SE storage to 32GB and 128GB

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Apple launches red iPhone 7

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Apple launches red iPhone 7 – The Vergeclockmenumore-arrow (function(d) { try { if (localStorage.getItem(‘chorus-fonts-0b50f0674bed2b66b24a77410eb3f99c’) === ‘yes’) { d.documentElement.className += ‘ fonts-loaded’; } } catch (e) {} var fontUrls = [“https://fonts.voxmedia.com/unison/stylesheets/verge.1d37918fdeeb1febc4d68217382a1e72.css”]; var ss = d.styleSheets; for (var i=0; i -1) { ss[i].ownerNode.media = ‘all’; fontUrls.splice(idx, 1); } } if (fontUrls.length > 0) { setTimeout(onload, 0); } } onload(); })(document); var chorusInitQueue=[],volume_embed_host=”https://volume.vox-cdn.com”;var Chorus=Chorus||{};Chorus.windowLoaded=!1,Chorus.AddScript=function(o,n){var t=document.createElement(“script”);t.async=!0,t.type=”text/javascript”,t.src=o,”function”==typeof n&&(t.onload=n);var e=document.getElementsByTagName(“script”)[0];return e.parentNode.insertBefore(t,e),t},Chorus.ready=function(o){“loading”!=document.readyState?o():document.addEventListener?document.addEventListener(“DOMContentLoaded”,o):document.attachEvent(“onreadystatechange”,function(){“loading”!=document.readyState&&o()})},Chorus.OnLoad=function(o){if(Chorus.windowLoaded=!0)return void o();var n=window.onload;”function”!=typeof window.onload?window.onload=o:window.onload=function(){n(),o()}},Chorus.OnLoad(function(){Chorus.windowLoaded=!0}); dataLayer = [{“Network”:”theverge”,”Community”:”theverge”,”GA Primary ID”:”UA-26533115-1″,”GA CrossDomains”:”theverge.com”,”Content ID”:”14762205″,”Entry Groups”:”front-page:apple:tech:circuitbreaker”,”Author”:”Tom Warren”,”Last Time Updated”:”2017-03-21 08:49″,”Hour of Update”:”08″,”Publish Date”:”2017-03-21 08:35″,”Hour of Publish”:”08″,”Demand Post”:”no”,”All Chorus Categories”:”theverge:theverge:front-page:apple:tech:circuitbreaker”,”Content Type”:”article”,”chartbeat_domain”:”theverge.com”,”chartbeat_zone”:”172968584/verge”,”chartbeat_authors”:”Tom Warren”,”Logged in Status”:”Logged Out”,”Day of Week”:”tuesday”,”Hour of Day”:”08″}]; window._umbel = window._umbel || []; (function() { var d = new Date(); d.setDate(d.getDate() + 365); document.cookie = “umbel_api_key=lrjhazrpqbgtnrij; expires=” + d.toUTCString(); …

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Apple’s new Clips app makes social videos for other social networks

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Apple’s new Clips app makes social videos for other social networks – The Vergeclockmenumore-arrow (function(d) { try { if (localStorage.getItem(‘chorus-fonts-0b50f0674bed2b66b24a77410eb3f99c’) === ‘yes’) { d.documentElement.className += ‘ fonts-loaded’; } } catch (e) {} var fontUrls = [“https://fonts.voxmedia.com/unison/stylesheets/verge.1d37918fdeeb1febc4d68217382a1e72.css”]; var ss = d.styleSheets; for (var i=0; i -1) { ss[i].ownerNode.media = ‘all’; fontUrls.splice(idx, 1); } } if (fontUrls.length > 0) { setTimeout(onload, 0); } } onload(); })(document); var chorusInitQueue=[],volume_embed_host=”https://volume.vox-cdn.com”;var Chorus=Chorus||{};Chorus.windowLoaded=!1,Chorus.AddScript=function(o,n){var t=document.createElement(“script”);t.async=!0,t.type=”text/javascript”,t.src=o,”function”==typeof n&&(t.onload=n);var e=document.getElementsByTagName(“script”)[0];return e.parentNode.insertBefore(t,e),t},Chorus.ready=function(o){“loading”!=document.readyState?o():document.addEventListener?document.addEventListener(“DOMContentLoaded”,o):document.attachEvent(“onreadystatechange”,function(){“loading”!=document.readyState&&o()})},Chorus.OnLoad=function(o){if(Chorus.windowLoaded=!0)return void o();var n=window.onload;”function”!=typeof window.onload?window.onload=o:window.onload=function(){n(),o()}},Chorus.OnLoad(function(){Chorus.windowLoaded=!0}); dataLayer = [{“Network”:”theverge”,”Community”:”theverge”,”GA Primary ID”:”UA-26533115-1″,”GA CrossDomains”:”theverge.com”,”Content ID”:”14756187″,”Entry Groups”:”front-page:apple:apps:tech”,”Author”:”Lauren Goode”,”Last Time Updated”:”2017-03-21 08:35″,”Hour of Update”:”08″,”Publish Date”:”2017-03-21 08:30″,”Hour of Publish”:”08″,”Demand Post”:”no”,”All Chorus Categories”:”theverge:theverge:front-page:apple:apps:tech”,”Content Type”:”article”,”chartbeat_domain”:”theverge.com”,”chartbeat_zone”:”172968584/verge”,”chartbeat_authors”:”Lauren Goode”,”Logged in Status”:”Logged Out”,”Day of Week”:”tuesday”,”Hour of Day”:”08″}]; window._umbel = window._umbel || []; (function() { var d = new Date(); d.setDate(d.getDate() + 365); …

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This hack turns an Apple Watch into a mostly working Game Boy Color

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Show Notes: My nightmare is called Apple iMessage Stories

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Show Notes: My nightmare is called Apple iMessage Stories – The Vergeclockmenumore-arrow (function(d) { try { if (localStorage.getItem(‘chorus-fonts-0b50f0674bed2b66b24a77410eb3f99c’) === ‘yes’) { d.documentElement.className += ‘ fonts-loaded’; } } catch (e) {} var fontUrls = [“https://fonts.voxmedia.com/unison/stylesheets/verge.1d37918fdeeb1febc4d68217382a1e72.css”]; var ss = d.styleSheets; for (var i=0; i -1) { ss[i].ownerNode.media = ‘all’; fontUrls.splice(idx, 1); } } if (fontUrls.length > 0) { setTimeout(onload, 0); } } onload(); })(document); var chorusInitQueue=[],volume_embed_host=”https://volume.vox-cdn.com”;var Chorus=Chorus||{};Chorus.windowLoaded=!1,Chorus.AddScript=function(o,n){var t=document.createElement(“script”);t.async=!0,t.type=”text/javascript”,t.src=o,”function”==typeof n&&(t.onload=n);var e=document.getElementsByTagName(“script”)[0];return e.parentNode.insertBefore(t,e),t},Chorus.ready=function(o){“loading”!=document.readyState?o():document.addEventListener?document.addEventListener(“DOMContentLoaded”,o):document.attachEvent(“onreadystatechange”,function(){“loading”!=document.readyState&&o()})},Chorus.OnLoad=function(o){if(Chorus.windowLoaded=!0)return void o();var n=window.onload;”function”!=typeof window.onload?window.onload=o:window.onload=function(){n(),o()}},Chorus.OnLoad(function(){Chorus.windowLoaded=!0}); dataLayer = [{“Network”:”theverge”,”Community”:”theverge”,”GA Primary ID”:”UA-26533115-1″,”GA CrossDomains”:”theverge.com”,”Content ID”:”14752075″,”Entry Groups”:”front-page:tech:show-notes”,”Author”:”Nilay Patel”,”Last Time Updated”:”2017-03-20 17:50″,”Hour of Update”:”17″,”Publish Date”:”2017-03-20 17:50″,”Hour of Publish”:”17″,”Demand Post”:”no”,”All Chorus Categories”:”theverge:theverge:front-page:tech:show-notes”,”Content Type”:”article”,”chartbeat_domain”:”theverge.com”,”chartbeat_zone”:”172968584/verge”,”chartbeat_authors”:”Nilay Patel”,”Logged in Status”:”Logged Out”,”Day of Week”:”monday”,”Hour of Day”:”17″}]; window._umbel = window._umbel || []; (function() { var d = new Date(); d.setDate(d.getDate() + 365); document.cookie = …

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iCloud may have doxxed a journalist’s Twitter attacker

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iCloud may have doxxed a journalist’s Twitter attacker – The Vergeclockmenumore-arrow (function(d) { try { if (localStorage.getItem(‘chorus-fonts-0b50f0674bed2b66b24a77410eb3f99c’) === ‘yes’) { d.documentElement.className += ‘ fonts-loaded’; } } catch (e) {} var fontUrls = [“https://fonts.voxmedia.com/unison/stylesheets/verge.1d37918fdeeb1febc4d68217382a1e72.css”]; var ss = d.styleSheets; for (var i=0; i -1) { ss[i].ownerNode.media = ‘all’; fontUrls.splice(idx, 1); } } if (fontUrls.length > 0) { setTimeout(onload, 0); } } onload(); })(document); var chorusInitQueue=[],volume_embed_host=”https://volume.vox-cdn.com”;var Chorus=Chorus||{};Chorus.windowLoaded=!1,Chorus.AddScript=function(o,n){var t=document.createElement(“script”);t.async=!0,t.type=”text/javascript”,t.src=o,”function”==typeof n&&(t.onload=n);var e=document.getElementsByTagName(“script”)[0];return e.parentNode.insertBefore(t,e),t},Chorus.ready=function(o){“loading”!=document.readyState?o():document.addEventListener?document.addEventListener(“DOMContentLoaded”,o):document.attachEvent(“onreadystatechange”,function(){“loading”!=document.readyState&&o()})},Chorus.OnLoad=function(o){if(Chorus.windowLoaded=!0)return void o();var n=window.onload;”function”!=typeof window.onload?window.onload=o:window.onload=function(){n(),o()}},Chorus.OnLoad(function(){Chorus.windowLoaded=!0}); dataLayer = [{“Network”:”theverge”,”Community”:”theverge”,”GA Primary ID”:”UA-26533115-1″,”GA CrossDomains”:”theverge.com”,”Content ID”:”14751915″,”Entry Groups”:”front-page:apple:tech:cyber-security”,”Author”:”Russell Brandom”,”Last Time Updated”:”2017-03-20 17:41″,”Hour of Update”:”17″,”Publish Date”:”2017-03-20 17:41″,”Hour of Publish”:”17″,”Demand Post”:”no”,”All Chorus Categories”:”theverge:theverge:front-page:apple:tech:cyber-security”,”Content Type”:”article”,”chartbeat_domain”:”theverge.com”,”chartbeat_zone”:”172968584/verge”,”chartbeat_authors”:”Russell Brandom”,”Logged in Status”:”Logged Out”,”Day of Week”:”monday”,”Hour of Day”:”17″}]; window._umbel = window._umbel || []; (function() { var d = new Date(); d.setDate(d.getDate() + 365); document.cookie = “umbel_api_key=lrjhazrpqbgtnrij; …

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Forget stickers: iMessage’s top 15 apps and games

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About six months ago, Apple launched the iMessage App Store, which allowed developers to create iMessage apps and allowed existing apps to create iMessage extensions. iMessage apps can help people do things like share Airbnb listings, plan a night out, and shop together with a group, all inside iMessage. Since the launch of iOS 10 and the iMessage App Store in September 2016, nearly 5,000 apps have been listed. While that’s a rate of growth on par with the iOS app ecosystem, new app growth is slowing, according to Sensor Tower analysis. Games and entertainment make up more than 40 percent of the iMessage App Store. Other popular app categories include social networking (6.4 percent), photo and video (5.4 percent), and utilities (9.2 percent). The best apps in the …

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Drake’s More Life shatters streaming records with 89.9 million streams on Apple Music in 24 hours

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Drake’s More Life shatters streaming records with 89.9 million streams on Apple Music in 24 hours – The Vergeclockmenumore-arrow (function(d) { try { if (localStorage.getItem(‘chorus-fonts-0b50f0674bed2b66b24a77410eb3f99c’) === ‘yes’) { d.documentElement.className += ‘ fonts-loaded’; } } catch (e) {} var fontUrls = [“https://fonts.voxmedia.com/unison/stylesheets/verge.1d37918fdeeb1febc4d68217382a1e72.css”]; var ss = d.styleSheets; for (var i=0; i -1) { ss[i].ownerNode.media = ‘all’; fontUrls.splice(idx, 1); } } if (fontUrls.length > 0) { setTimeout(onload, 0); } } onload(); })(document); var chorusInitQueue=[],volume_embed_host=”https://volume.vox-cdn.com”;var Chorus=Chorus||{};Chorus.windowLoaded=!1,Chorus.AddScript=function(o,n){var t=document.createElement(“script”);t.async=!0,t.type=”text/javascript”,t.src=o,”function”==typeof n&&(t.onload=n);var e=document.getElementsByTagName(“script”)[0];return e.parentNode.insertBefore(t,e),t},Chorus.ready=function(o){“loading”!=document.readyState?o():document.addEventListener?document.addEventListener(“DOMContentLoaded”,o):document.attachEvent(“onreadystatechange”,function(){“loading”!=document.readyState&&o()})},Chorus.OnLoad=function(o){if(Chorus.windowLoaded=!0)return void o();var n=window.onload;”function”!=typeof window.onload?window.onload=o:window.onload=function(){n(),o()}},Chorus.OnLoad(function(){Chorus.windowLoaded=!0}); dataLayer = [{“Network”:”theverge”,”Community”:”theverge”,”GA Primary ID”:”UA-26533115-1″,”GA CrossDomains”:”theverge.com”,”Content ID”:”14752515″,”Entry Groups”:”front-page:entertainment:music:culture”,”Author”:”Micah Singleton”,”Last Time Updated”:”2017-03-20 17:17″,”Hour of Update”:”17″,”Publish Date”:”2017-03-20 17:15″,”Hour of Publish”:”17″,”Demand Post”:”no”,”All Chorus Categories”:”theverge:theverge:front-page:entertainment:music:culture”,”Content Type”:”article”,”chartbeat_domain”:”theverge.com”,”chartbeat_zone”:”172968584/verge”,”chartbeat_authors”:”Micah Singleton”,”Logged in Status”:”Logged Out”,”Day of Week”:”monday”,”Hour of Day”:”17″}]; window._umbel = window._umbel || []; (function() { var d = …

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Rex Tillerson Is Still Acting Like a C.E.O.

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s behavior toward the press makes clear that his conception of “diplomacy” is that bargains are struck on the basis of private interests. ExxonMobil’s global headquarters are situated on a campus in Irving, Texas, beside a man-made lake. Employees sometimes refer to the glass-and-granite building as the “Death Star,” because of the power that its executives project. During the eleven years that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson served as ExxonMobil’s chairman and chief executive, he had an office on the top floor, in a suite that employees called the “God Pod.” When I visited a few years ago, the building’s interior design eschewed the striving gaudiness of Trump properties; it was more like a Four Seasons …

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Is Drake's new ‘playlist’ an evolution of music or just flashy marketing?

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Microsoft's new tool helps you easily migrate your stuff from Mac to Surface

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Microsoft’s new tool helps you easily migrate your stuff from Mac to Surface – The Vergeclockmenumore-arrow (function(d) { try { if (localStorage.getItem(‘chorus-fonts-0b50f0674bed2b66b24a77410eb3f99c’) === ‘yes’) { d.documentElement.className += ‘ fonts-loaded’; } } catch (e) {} var fontUrls = [“https://fonts.voxmedia.com/unison/stylesheets/verge.1d37918fdeeb1febc4d68217382a1e72.css”]; var ss = d.styleSheets; for (var i=0; i -1) { ss[i].ownerNode.media = ‘all’; fontUrls.splice(idx, 1); } } if (fontUrls.length > 0) { setTimeout(onload, 0); } } onload(); })(document); var chorusInitQueue=[],volume_embed_host=”https://volume.vox-cdn.com”;var Chorus=Chorus||{};Chorus.windowLoaded=!1,Chorus.AddScript=function(o,n){var t=document.createElement(“script”);t.async=!0,t.type=”text/javascript”,t.src=o,”function”==typeof n&&(t.onload=n);var e=document.getElementsByTagName(“script”)[0];return e.parentNode.insertBefore(t,e),t},Chorus.ready=function(o){“loading”!=document.readyState?o():document.addEventListener?document.addEventListener(“DOMContentLoaded”,o):document.attachEvent(“onreadystatechange”,function(){“loading”!=document.readyState&&o()})},Chorus.OnLoad=function(o){if(Chorus.windowLoaded=!0)return void o();var n=window.onload;”function”!=typeof window.onload?window.onload=o:window.onload=function(){n(),o()}},Chorus.OnLoad(function(){Chorus.windowLoaded=!0}); dataLayer = [{“Network”:”theverge”,”Community”:”theverge”,”GA Primary ID”:”UA-26533115-1″,”GA CrossDomains”:”theverge.com”,”Content ID”:”14748559″,”Entry Groups”:”front-page:apple:microsoft:tech:microsoft-windows-10:circuitbreaker”,”Author”:”Nick Statt”,”Last Time Updated”:”2017-03-20 13:29″,”Hour of Update”:”13″,”Publish Date”:”2017-03-20 13:29″,”Hour of Publish”:”13″,”Demand Post”:”no”,”All Chorus Categories”:”theverge:theverge:front-page:apple:microsoft:tech:microsoft-windows-10:circuitbreaker”,”Content Type”:”article”,”chartbeat_domain”:”theverge.com”,”chartbeat_zone”:”172968584/verge”,”chartbeat_authors”:”Nick Statt”,”Logged in Status”:”Logged Out”,”Day of Week”:”monday”,”Hour of Day”:”13″}]; window._umbel = window._umbel || []; (function() { var d = new Date(); d.setDate(d.getDate() …

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A simple command allows the CIA to commandeer 318 models of Cisco switches

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reader comments 34 Share this story Cisco Systems said that more than 300 models of switches it sells contain a critical vulnerability that allows the CIA to use a simple command to remotely execute malicious code that takes full control of the devices. There currently is no fix. Cisco researchers said they discovered the vulnerability as they analyzed a cache of documents that are believed to have been stolen from the CIA and published by WikiLeaks two weeks ago. The flaw, found in at least 318 switches, allows remote attackers to execute code that runs with elevated privileges, Cisco warned in an advisory published Friday. The bug resides in the Cisco Cluster Management Protocol (CMP), which uses the telnet protocol to deliver …

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Samsung officially unveils Bixby, its new AI assistant for mobile and IoT

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Apple gave us Siri, Microsoft gave us Cortana, Amazon gave us Alexa, Google gave us, um, Google, and now Samsung has officially introduced its new AI-powered assistant to the world. After months of speculation that its new mobile assistant would be called Bixby, Samsung has now confirmed that it will indeed be called Bixby, which Samsung says is “fundamentally different” to the myriad voice-powered assistants already out there, according to a press release. It says Bixby is different because it will be able to support “almost” every task that the app is capable of through normal means, i.e. through the touchscreen. This does of course make sense, given that it can be confusing knowing which commands are voice-enabled, though the fact that …

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Apple is exploring a bunch of AR features for the next iPhone, says Bloomberg

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Apple is exploring a bunch of AR features for the next iPhone, says Bloomberg – The Vergeclockmenumore-arrow (function(d) { try { if (localStorage.getItem(‘chorus-fonts-0b50f0674bed2b66b24a77410eb3f99c’) === ‘yes’) { d.documentElement.className += ‘ fonts-loaded’; } } catch (e) {} var fontUrls = [“https://fonts.voxmedia.com/unison/stylesheets/verge.1d37918fdeeb1febc4d68217382a1e72.css”]; var ss = d.styleSheets; for (var i=0; i -1) { ss[i].ownerNode.media = ‘all’; fontUrls.splice(idx, 1); } } if (fontUrls.length > 0) { setTimeout(onload, 0); } } onload(); })(document); var chorusInitQueue=[],volume_embed_host=”https://volume.vox-cdn.com”;var Chorus=Chorus||{};Chorus.windowLoaded=!1,Chorus.AddScript=function(o,n){var t=document.createElement(“script”);t.async=!0,t.type=”text/javascript”,t.src=o,”function”==typeof n&&(t.onload=n);var e=document.getElementsByTagName(“script”)[0];return e.parentNode.insertBefore(t,e),t},Chorus.ready=function(o){“loading”!=document.readyState?o():document.addEventListener?document.addEventListener(“DOMContentLoaded”,o):document.attachEvent(“onreadystatechange”,function(){“loading”!=document.readyState&&o()})},Chorus.OnLoad=function(o){if(Chorus.windowLoaded=!0)return void o();var n=window.onload;”function”!=typeof window.onload?window.onload=o:window.onload=function(){n(),o()}},Chorus.OnLoad(function(){Chorus.windowLoaded=!0}); dataLayer = [{“Network”:”theverge”,”Community”:”theverge”,”GA Primary ID”:”UA-26533115-1″,”GA CrossDomains”:”theverge.com”,”Content ID”:”14743879″,”Entry Groups”:”front-page:apple:mobile:tech:augmented-reality”,”Author”:”James Vincent”,”Last Time Updated”:”2017-03-20 08:00″,”Hour of Update”:”08″,”Publish Date”:”2017-03-20 07:54″,”Hour of Publish”:”07″,”Demand Post”:”no”,”All Chorus Categories”:”theverge:theverge:front-page:apple:mobile:tech:augmented-reality”,”Content Type”:”article”,”chartbeat_domain”:”theverge.com”,”chartbeat_zone”:”172968584/verge”,”chartbeat_authors”:”James Vincent”,”Logged in Status”:”Logged Out”,”Day of Week”:”monday”,”Hour of Day”:”08″}]; window._umbel = window._umbel || []; (function() { var d = new Date(); …

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Apple might totally redesign the next iPhone

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Since the iPhone 7 was announced, rumors have been circulating about what Apple will cram into its next iPhone. Here’s a round up of everything we’ve heard that Apple might introduce in the next iPhone. iPhone concept art courtesy of Marek Weidlich, Handy Abovergleich, and ConceptsiPhone Read more: http://www.techinsider.io/ FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/techinsiderTWITTER: https://twitter.com/businessinsiderINSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/businessins…TUMBLR: http://businessinsider.tumblr.com/

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How Magic Leap’s gaming wizard sees the future of mixed reality games

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Graeme Devine is one of the wizards of gaming, having started at age 14 in the heyday of Atari in the 1970s. He brought us CD-ROM games like The 7th Guest and The 11th Hour. He labored on early Quake games at id Software, and was the games evangelist at Apple as the iPhone was taking off. He created games on his own for a while and then joined Magic Leap, the high-flying augmented reality smartglasses company, in 2013. Devine gave a talk on his vision for “mixed reality” games about a month ago at the DICE Summit in Las Vegas. It may seem like old news, but I’ve finally had a chance to revisit the talk, which was light on …

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How Parkopedia became a parking data powerhouse

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“It didn’t take a genius to realize that if I couldn’t find any useful online information for finding parking in San Francisco, then drivers in Paris, Shanghai, and thousands of other cities around the globe were probably also struggling with the exact same problem,” explained Eugene Tsyrklevich, founder and CEO of London-based parking platform Parkopedia, in an interview with VentureBeat. It was way back in 2007, during the Web 2.0 conference in San Francisco, that Tsyrklevich tried to find a place to park his rental car before his arrival at the event. But after Googling for reliable parking information for the Moscone Center, he came up blank. So he left home earlier than should otherwise have been necessary and circled the block several times …

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Magic Leap, the virtual reality backlash and the arc of technology

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Magic Leap has drawn more than $1.4 billion in investment. There’s also some troubling reports regarding demos and delays that are getting a lot of press. I know a game designer who works there, and I still believe they could pull it off. But when a Google search for “magic leap fail” turns up about 670,000 results, one has to admit that the prospect of failure exists. It’s not just Magic Leap who faces failure. The total shipments in 2016 for VR gear has disappointed a number of people in and outside the sector. Why all the press?  Think about NASCAR automobile racing.  The most popular answer to the Quora question “Why do people watch NASCAR?” is: “Crashes, mostly. I know that …

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Phishing Scams Even Fool Tech Nerds—Here’s How to Avoid Them

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You know not to click on links in sketchy emails. Everybody knows that. And yet, people fall for these phishing attacks all the time. Case in point: The FBI suspects a phishing email is how the Russian hackers who were indicted this week got into Yahoo. Ditto for the breach of the Democratic National Committee, and the Sony Pictures hack. In fact, there’s currently a Gmail phishing scam going around that even super savvy techies are falling for. Phishing scams work by tricking you into clicking on a link or attachment that either infects your machine with malware or takes you to a page that looks totally legit, but isn’t and is designed to steal your private information. According to …

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Why Apple should make its Pencil work with the iPhone

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Apple has a choice to make. Will it make its Apple Pencil stylus compatible with devices other than its high-end iPad Pro tablets? I think it should. In 2015, when Apple first unveiled the Pencil, people wondered why the stylus wouldn’t work with non-Pro iPads, let alone iPhones. Then, in 2016, when Apple announced the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, people wondered why Apple didn’t make the phone capable of supporting the Pencil. Now Apple is said to be planning its third iPad Pro. It’s reasonable to expect Pencil support on the new 10.5-inch iPad Pro. But will Apple make an oh-by-the-way announcement about expanded support for Pencil after revealing the new slab? Unlikely. If anything, Apple could finally bring …

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This new digital music store could change the way we pay artists

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Popslate, the company putting an E Ink display on your iPhone, is shutting down

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ColorWare’s retro-styled iPhone 7 Plus is beautiful and expensive

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U.S. prosecutors reportedly probing leak of CIA materials to WikiLeaks

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(Reuters) – Federal prosecutors in Alexandria, Virginia, have expanded a long-running grand jury investigation into WikiLeaks to include the leak of Central Intelligence Agency documents to the website, a source familiar with the inquiry said. The source, who is familiar with the investigation and requested anonymity to discuss sensitive information, said the probe is focused on who leaked descriptions and technical information on techniques and tools the CIA has used to eavesdrop on intelligence targets to the website. U.S. agencies have made only vague public comments on the latest WikiLeaks disclosures, but security and law enforcement officials familiar with the investigation said in the wake of the leaks that it is focused on whether an intelligence contractor was responsible. At …

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Apple extends AppleCare+ eligibility from 60 days to one year for iPhone purchases

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Derek Walcott, a Mighty Poet, Has Died

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Walcott’s poems explored, among other themes, the sea, memory, and the joys and terrors of physical love.CreditPHOTOGRAPH BY LEONARDO CENDAMO / LUZ / REDUX Derek Walcott was a complicated person and a great poet, and often those things are not divisible. The time I spent with him and his beautiful German-born partner, Sigrid Nama, in Derek’s native St. Lucia changed my life in ways that extended past the New Yorker Profile I wrote in 2004. I felt as though I had always known him—not known him, exactly, but seen him, been in his aura, his history, because, like my father, Derek was the product of a profound world, a distinctly Caribbean world with its history of colonialism and its imperceptible …

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Apple is turning the next iPhone into a Samsung Galaxy phone

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In the early years of the smart phone wars, Samsung was accused of ripping features and design ideas from Apple. But now it’s rumored that Apple’s next iPhone will contain a lot of new features that Samsung has had for years. Read more: http://www.techinsider.io/ FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/techinsiderTWITTER: https://twitter.com/businessinsiderINSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/businessins…TUMBLR: http://businessinsider.tumblr.com/

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Chance the Rapper says Apple Music paid him $500,000 to exclusively release Coloring Book

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Apple is opening two more R&D centers in China

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Indie games get a permanent home on the App Store

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Y Combinator-backed Xix.ai wants to predict what you’ll do next on your phone

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The other night I checked my phone and I had a Facebook Messenger notification from Emil Mikhailov, cofounder and chief executive of 1-year-old startup Xix.ai. Attached was a screenshot of his Android homescreen. In the middle was a card showing his meeting the next morning with a prominent Silicon Valley investor. Beneath it were buttons for directions to the meeting and the email thread associated with the calendar event. And still below that were eight apps that the launcher thought would be most relevant to him at that moment. “I absolutely love it!” wrote Mikhailov. “It shows me my upcoming event and associated action items.” By “it” he was referring to Xix One, the Android launcher he and his team …

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Why Spotify could be about to limit some music to its Premium service

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Less than two weeks after Spotify passed the 50 million paid subscriber mark, reports are now surfacing that the music-streaming giant is considering putting more limits in place for the free service. So far, the $9.99 monthly Spotify subscription has offered a number of additional features compared to the free incarnation, including no ads, offline access, and on-demand access to any Spotify song on mobile and desktop — free users can only access shuffle mode on their mobile phones. But now Spotify is reportedly renegotiating its deals with the record labels as it readies its IPO, which is looking increasingly likely will be next year. Part of these discussions, according to the Financial Times, has involved cutting the fees Spotify pays artists / labels …

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The DeanBeat: Experiential Technology event shows how far VR has to go

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I attended the Experiential Technology Conference (XTech) in San Francisco this week to hear talks about creating virtual experiences that truly immerse you in another world. It showed me that virtual reality has only scratched the surface. I liked the event, curated by Zack Lynch of Jazz Venture Partners, because it reminded me of the long view of VR and how much of a role that research and development still has to play in it. VR has made our eyes feel like we’ve gone to someplace else, but that’s only one of our senses. We have 3D sound as well, but we need more than that to achieve real immersion, said Tal Blevins, head of media at UploadVR, in a …

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Siri’s Not Even the Best iPhone Assistant Anymore

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Apple’s Siri may not be the most capable voice assistant, or the most beloved. In the race to dominate the next generation of interfaces, though, Siri had one key advantage: a cushy home on hundreds of millions of iPhones. Now, however, Amazon has snuck Alexa onto iOS—making this look more and more like a blowout. What makes Alexa on iOS so intriguing isn’t just that it’s there, but where. There was already an Alexa app, a rudimentary utility app that let users fiddle with the settings on their Amazon Echoes. And there have been a handful of third-party paid apps that brought some Alexa voice functionality to the iPhone. Now, though, Alexa will live inside the main iOS Amazon app, …

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Here’s why Irish entrepreneurs’ eyes are smiling on St. Patrick’s Day

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There are a lot of mature and emerging tech hubs around Europe now. But there remains an unusually tight link between Ireland’s tech economy and Silicon Valley. Of course, this has been controversial at times, with companies like Apple accused of using Ireland as a tax haven. But whatever the original motivations on either side, the relationship seems to have expanded considerably. In fact, 220 U.S. West Coast companies now have operations in Ireland, according to stats released today by IDA Ireland, the country’s investment agency. Among the more notable U.S. tech companies with Irish campuses: IBM, Google, Airbnb, Dropbox, Fitbit, and DocuSign. Just in the past year: Fitbit and Slack opened European HQs in Dublin. Amazon, Oracle and LinkedIn all …

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CVE-2014-8688 (messenger)

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NVD – Detail Mission and Overview NVD is the U.S. government repository of standards based vulnerability management data. This data enables automation of vulnerability management, security measurement, and compliance (e.g. FISMA). Resource Status NVD contains: Last updated: 3/17/2017 1:24:35 AM CVE Publication rate: 34.6 Email List NVD provides four mailing lists to the public. For information and subscription instructions please visit NVD Mailing Lists Workload Index Vulnerability Workload Index: 13.26 About Us NVD is a product of the NIST Computer Security Division and is sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security’s National Cyber Security Division. It supports the U.S. government multi-agency (OSD, DHS, NSA, DISA, and NIST) Information Security Automation Program. It is the U.S. government content repository for the …

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Google Motion Stills update fixes yet another thing about Apple’s Live Photos

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