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Apple has found what it's looking for: a partnership with U2 at Tuesday's Apple event.

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11:05am The Mac came with the mouse. the iPod popularized the scroll wheel and the iPhone’s touch screen redefined how people use their phones, Cook says. “The Apple Watch required the same kind of careful, deliberate consideration. What we didn’t do is take the iPhone, and shrink the user interface, and strap it on your wrist.” Pinch to zoom wouldn’t work on a tiny screen, he jokes. The Apple Watch has a digital crown—a little wheel on the side. Turn it, and the watch zooms in and out of a map, or scrolls through a list. When you press it, it returns to the home screen. —Stone

How to Design the Most Effective Investor Presentation

Presenting your product to investors isn’t your average walk in presentation park. Not only is there huge pressure to deliver effectively, investors are a different breed. You’ve got to know what they are looking for in order to present effectively.

Why Apple's big-screen iPhone 6 comes at just the right time

Apple stuck with the iPhone’s original 3.5-inch display size up until 2012’s iPhone 5 launch, when most Android screens were already well past 4.5-inches. And both the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5S sported 4-inch displays, even when flagship Android phones sported screens around 5-inches. (Apple ended up cramming in more pixels in its smaller screen to create the sharp “Retina Display,” but it wasn’t too long until Android competitors did the same.)

Apple hopes to jump-start mobile payments with Apple Pay

Apple hopes to jump-start mobile payments with Apple Pay Apple jumps into mobile payments pool with its new Apple Pay platform. Check out this story on


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How to watch Apple’s 'iWatch' & 'iPhone 6' keynote today

@3RootsStudios  @VentureBeat  First of all I would not classify this as "peer" pressure, but rather "market pressure."  Consumers do not want a smaller phone.  That has been proven time and time again with consumer data across the globe.  Plus Apple is not making larger phones because they think it looks better, they are increasing the size of the phone because their shareholders want a profit on their investment and a larger phone gives them that.  The size of the new phone is not a problem, the Galaxy S5 easily fits in my hand.  Also, younger people are able to adapt to change much easier than older humans.  For this reason I believe a larger iPhone will not hurt Apple's core buyer.  As for the "pocket" complaint.  Seriously?  This phone can fit in your pocket.

Timeless Branding Lessons From A Young Steve Jobs

Nike sells a commodity, they sell shoes. And yet when you think of Nike you feel something different than a shoe company. In their ads, as you know, they don't ever talk about the product, they don't ever talk about their air soles, how they're better than Reebok's air soles. What's Nike do in their advertising? They honor great athletes and they honor great athletics. That is what they are about.

iPhone 6 release date, news and features

The good news is you won't have to wait long, with the iPhone 6 release date set for September 19. (That's a Friday).

The fitness apps tucked inside the Apple Watch (pictures) - CNET

A health and fitness app wouldn't be one without awarding virtual achievement badges. The Apple Watch doesn't disapoint here, either.

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus vs. the Competition

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Watch All The Videos Apple Showed During Its Keynote | TechCrunch

That was a lot to process, and Apple had to break it all down with a series of videos strung throughout its keynote. For many (including yours truly), Apple struggled to provide a consistent stream of the event, so a lot of the shorter videos weren’t even seen by those following the announcements.

Nike's Concept Jet for Pro Athletes Is a Luxury Lounge at 40,000 Feet

Pro athletes lead a very luxurious life, with trainers ensuring they're always in top physical shape. But they still travel in cramped airplanes that weren't designed for seven-footers. Teague design firm and Nike have come up with a solution: a super-luxurious concept jet that caters to a team's every need.

Apple Announces Two New iPhones: iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus | TechCrunch

After months of rampant speculation (and an abnormally high number of apparent leaks), the new iPhone has arrived. In fact, two new iPhones have arrived — the iPhone 6, and the iPhone 6 Plus.

A jet fit for a (Sacramento) King: Nike's sports plane of the future

If you haven't heard of Teague, it's the Seattle-based firm that designed this year's e-bike of the future , the Pringles can and the original Xbox. The company also has a sideline aircraft cabins, and it was here that it learned of a peculiar problem facing professional sports teams. According to a 2008 study, baseball players that cross three time zones to play a game would have a 60 percent chance of losing, thanks to the lack of comfort afforded by air travel. That's why the company paired up with Nike to design an aircraft interior designed to expressly carry a basketball team from coast-to-coast without compromising their performances. That's why it comes with lie-flat beds that are tall enough for a 7-foot player, smart bathroom facilities that analyze hydration statistics and a separate chill-out zone for pre-and-post-game relaxation. Curious for a little tour of these state-of-the-art facilities? Head on down and check out the gallery. Gallery | 8 Photos Teague + Nike Concept Plane

Apple drops iPhone 5s price to $99 and the 5c to 'free' on contract

We're at Apple's big iPhone 6 shindig , and as you might expect, Apple's new 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch handsets have rendered its previous handsets a little more... moot. But hey, that means it's discount time! As with previous phone launches, Apple has lowered the starting price of the current 16GB iPhone 5s from $199 to $99 on contract, while the bottom-rung 8GB 5c runs a cool "zero." Both devices will also ship with iOS 8 starting September 17th.

The man who launched the Dreamcast reflects on its 15 year anniversary

Once again, I trust my employers here at EA will allow me the indulgence of reminiscence and nostalgia on this day, 09/09/14, the 15th anniversary of the launch of the Dreamcast here in North America on the wonderfully numerically-correct date of 09/09/99. It certainly doesn't feel like fifteen years have gone by since this innovative console ushered in the era of online gaming, albeit through a 56K modem, and thus changed the face of interactive entertainment forever. The memories of course are bittersweet - we all know how this movie ended - but I was fortunate to have worked at that time with some of the most amazingly dedicated individuals, all of whom were galvanized around a single goal: prove the naysayers wrong, launch the console with a bang, get to a meaningful installed base within the first twelve months, and keep the momentum going in the face of the upcoming stiff competition. We still get together as a team from time-to-time, and oh the stories we tell. Lots of coulda/shoulda/woulda, but primarily pride in our accomplishments and the legacy we firmly believe can be seen and felt in gaming to this day.

Disrupt SF Social Contest #2: Disrupt Instagram | TechCrunch

Do you have the courage to break rules in the name of innovation? Drastically rupture the status quo? Do you want to see tech done better ?  Ar e you the best Instagram-er out there? We want to see what “disrupt” really means to our readers. That’s why we’ve created a three-part social media contest for you to show us just how creative you can get.

18 Comcast Business Community – Technology Advice for Business Owners

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20 Reddit at a crossroads: The inevitable clash between free speech and a desire for funding

At the same time as it is rumored to be looking for funding that could value the company at more than half a billion dollars, Reddit is facing renewed criticism over its anarchic nature and the downsides of its commitment to freedom of speech

Apple Watch hands-on: a rounded, square wonder

After nearly two years of rumors , the Apple Watch has finally been unveiled. (Don't call it the iWatch.) Designed to work in tandem with an iPhone, the Apple Watch is packed with sensors that can be used to help monitor your activity. Of course, as with other smartwatches, it'll also run apps and help you keep tab on your incoming notifications. And even more intriguingly, you'll be able to make purchases with the included NFC technology at a variety of retailers, from McDonalds to Whole Foods.

Cornfield Robot Sprays Fertilizer on Plants | MIT Technology Review

As the machine travels between rows, it can spray two rows of corn on either side of the machine. It uses GPS to know when it’s reached the end of the field, and LIDAR, or laser-scanning, to make sure it stays between rows of mature cornstalks without hitting them. Although such fields could also be fertilized at any time via irrigation, only about 15 percent of U.S. cornfields are irrigated.

PayPal’s Support Is the Best Thing That Could Happen to Bitcoin | Business | WIRED

Fairly or not, bitcoin still has an image problem. For every VC who extols the innovative power of the digital currency, pop culture still sees it as a way for the paranoid cyber-libertarian to shop for black-tar heroin on the Silk Road. All the more reason, then, that bitcoin fans should rejoice that, in a move announced Monday at Techcrunch’ s Disrupt conference, PayPal is supporting the crypto-currency on its Braintree payments platform. When the internet’s most mainstream brand for moving money embraces a technology, it’s hard to see that system as a fringe operation.

Destiny's Tower gets blocky in Minecraft tribute

In Destiny you are a Guardian of the last city on Earth, able to wield incredible power. Explore the ancient ruins of our solar system, from the red dunes of Mars to the lush jungles of Venus. Defeat Earth’s enemies. Discover all that we have lost. Become legend. Destiny delivers an all new way to experience first-person action games. A sweeping adventure set within a bold new universe, featuring an unprecedented combination of cooperative, competitive, public, and community activities seamlessly woven into an expansive, persistent, online world.

How Apple Shares React to New Products

This time around, shares haven’t exactly followed the typical pattern. From late April to last week, the stock surged 38% as Apple reported strong quarterly results and unveiled a 7-for-1 stock split. The rally hit a speed bump last week, though, when the stock fell after an analyst told investors to sell shares ahead of today’s unveiling. Apple was also getting unwanted attention after accounts belonging to some celebrities were compromised, though the company said it wasn’t an indication of a widespread issue.

NBA Live 15 Release Date Delayed - IGN

“We will be taking a few extra weeks to polish the game and make sure you get an incredible NBA experience from the moment you first boot up the title,” O’Brien said.


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U2 to perform and play significant role at Apple's iPhone 6 event tomorrow

“Exactly what U2 will reveal on Tuesday, and how it is connected to Apple, is unclear, and people close to the band grew hushed and reluctant when pressed for specifics. Last week, when speculation about the band’s involvement began to circulate through the music industry, the best guess was that its next album would come installed on the iPhone 6. People close to the band dismissed that idea, but said that U2’s deal with Apple would involve the release of new music in an innovative way, and Apple’s event would partly serve as a big, splashy stunt to generate publicity.”

The Best and Worst Airlines -- According to Twitter

If Luminoso selected the airlines “based on a combination of market share (Delta, United, American), and online customer sentiment (Virgin, JetBlue)” and left out Southwest Airlines, they are either stupid, lack a fundamental understanding of the US airline industry, or perhaps, allowed their client relationship with Virgin Active to impact the objectivity of their research…

Apple Pay comes to the iPhone for sorting mobile purchases, NFC in tow

For years, Apple has resisted including NFC connectivity inside its iPhone handsets... until now. With the arrival of the new iPhones , the folks in Cupertino are finally including the option that will sort mobile payments. What's more, it's doing so with a process it built for use on its handsets: Apple Pay. The new feature is included on both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus and uses NFC, Touch ID and a Secure Element chip to keep that precious info under lock and key. So how does it work? Well, you add a card to your iTunes account, which then adds it to Passport. You can also suspend payments with Find My iPhone if your card gets lost or stolen without the need to make a phone call. In terms of security, Apple doesn't know what you're buying, and cashiers won't even see your name. Instead, a one-time payment number and a dynamic security code complete the transactions.

Apple said 'One more thing' for the first time since Steve Jobs' death

For the first time since the death of Steve Jobs, Tim Cook took the stage and let himself say Jobs' signature line: "One more thing." The phrase was said moments before the new Apple Watch reveal — probably the biggest new device since Jobs' death — and clearly signals that the company is finally willing to let the Jobs legacy lie. Indeed,  the company has been bolder and more daring this year , and their willingness to have more fun was present today. Here's to the new Apple.

19 Kids Imagine What the iPhone 6 Might Look Like

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Home Depot confirms security breach following Target data theft

No details were immediately available on how many customers were impacted. But Brian Krebs, who runs the security website, said last week the breach could be larger than Target's last year when hackers stole at least 40 million payment card numbers and 70 million other pieces of customer data.

The Unlikely Alliance of Hackers Fighting the Islamic State

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Om Malik on Twitter: "The iWatch is here"

When you tweet with a location, Twitter stores that location. You can switch location on/off before each Tweet and always have the option to delete your location history. Learn more

Apple's Event Site Is Filled With Mysterious Big White Boxes

Apple watchers are stumped over the company's intentions in building a series of three-story windowless white cubes. Conspiracy theories are mixed, with casual and professional observers alike guessing blindly.

The Sims 4 review: Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end

The Sims 4 is an accessible introduction to the world of virtual megalomania, with an intuitive interface and plenty to explore for series newcomers. But, let's be clear up front: Loyal players of The Sims 3 should stick with that game for a couple of more years, as they will be woefully underserved by what this latest installment in the franchise currently has to offer. As with all the prior iterations of The Sims, this game is the base upon which many, many expansions will be built. I'm going to avoid discussing what's "missing" or speculate on what's coming, and instead focus on what's in the game right now. The Sims 4 (Gamescom 2013) The Sims themselves are quite dynamic this time around, but players will still have to do quite a bit of micromanaging to make sure their virtual dolls stay on task. Reducing the need to keep an eye on your Sim's every move is the added feature of multitasking, allowing a Sim to work out and skill up, while holding a conversation. Or, they could tend bar to up their mixology and socialize at the same time. The Sims also seem to naturally group in neutral spaces like the museum, gym or bar, enhancing their network of connections, opening up more unsupervised and unplanned relationships.

Apple Watch Preview - CNET

The watches I tried on ran a set demo loop, much like early Android Wear watches at Google I/O. For deeper features, you had to see one on an Apple employee's wrist. But even on the loop, you could feel Apple's "Taptic" engine, which sends haptic vibrations for notifications. It's much like vibrations on other watches like those from Android Wear and Pebble, but this one feels capable of a more subtle range of vibration styles.

Apple says a silent goodbye to iPod classic - CNET

Through all that the iPod classic persevered. Thanks to a diminishing price tag -- $249 for the 160GB by September 2009 -- and position among music enthusiasts as the best all-purpose gadget for those that wanted a no-frills MP3 player, the iPod classic held a nostalgic place in Apple fans' hearts. Oh, and who could forget the beloved click-wheel.

Snapchat settles suit with booted co-founder Reggie Brown - CNET

Snapchat has come to an agreement with its ousted co-founder Reggie Brown. The company announced Tuesday that it has settled a lawsuit brought by Brown on claims he was entitled to a one-third stake in the startup, according to the San Francisco Chronicle .

Apple Unveils the Apple Watch

With the Apple Watch, Apple is diving into the fashion space. Cook noted that the device is “as much about personal technology as it is style and taste.” The company invited a number of style editors and publications to its event today, a departure from the usual focus on tech writers.

Let's Hope These 31 Questions About Apple's Wearable Device Get Answered On Tuesday

22. What will the battery life be like? In a story lurking behind a paywall , The Information 's Jessica Lessin says that Apple employees are trying to temper expectations about how long the device will run on a charge. That makes sense, because no smartwatch with an OLED or LCD screen has delivered battery life that deserves to be called impressive. If Apple's wearable runs for less than a day, it'll be a major downside; if it does one to two days, it'll meet the current bar of adequacy; if it goes for three or more days, it'll be a happy surprise.

Intel's next-next-gen Skylake chips set for 2015 launch despite Broadwell delay

Processors based on Skylake will succeed chips based on the Broadwell architecture, which has been delayed following manufacturing issues. Broadwell was introduced in tablet-focused Core M chips last week and is in the fifth-generation of Core chips, due to be in mainstream desktops and laptops in the first half of next year.

The Complete iOS 8 + Swift Developers Course (Pre-Order) | Cult of Mac Deals

John was the lead iOS developer at Fast Society and Cameo until he started BitFountain in 2012. He’s contributed to apps that have appeared in TechCrunch, Mashable and the New York Times. At BitFountain, John oversees all projects from a technical and strategic perspective. Before becoming a techie John was a student at Boston College and a researcher in Biophysics at Harvard.

Nest Finally Works With Control4, Crestron, RTI And URC Home Automation Systems | TechCrunch

Today, at CEDIA EXPO 2014, Nest made the day of every home automator installers and retailers everywhere: Nest finally works with the major players in home automation, Control4, Crestron, Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI) and Universal Remote Control (URC). These are the pricey advanced home automation systems that, up until now, did not officially support the popular Nest Learning Thermostat.

Ex-Googler Shares His Big-Data Secrets With the Masses | Enterprise | WIRED

Google’s search engine makes it wonderfully easy to locate stuff on the web, whether it’s in a news article, a corporate website, or a video on YouTube. But that only begins to describe Google’s ability to find information. Inside the company, engineers use several uniquely powerful tools for searching and analyzing its own massive trove of data.


In this presentation, we highlight the most important trends fueling the changes: the rise of  payment apps, mobile registers, e-commerce, and the decline of cash and checks. We also show where the payments industry is headed.  Many of the slides are based on charts exclusive to BI Intelligence. 

Here's how you use the Apple Watch

From a hardware perspective the most notable elements are an iPhone-like touch screen and the so-called "digital crown" — a dial on the right side of the device that you can spin and push like a button. Its most basic function is to zoom in and out of the interface. As Apple noted, the pinch-and-zoom gesture doesn't make a lot of sense on the small screen, but using the digital crown keeps you from obscuring the screen. Pressing the digital crown as a button quickly returns you to the home screen.

The iPod classic is finally dead, disappears from Apple Online Store

It only took four years, but the iPod classic is finally dead. As part of the Apple website overhaul, the iPod Classic has finally been removed from sale. The new website has been modernized in many ways , but as a byproduct the Classic has been cut from Apple’s lineup.

51 Apple Watch Comes With Its Own Terrifying, Animated Emoji
52 Here's How Apple Will Finally Kill Credit Cards With The iPhone 6
53 Is it time for Apple smartwatch to jump-start wearables market?
54 PlayStation 4 surpasses 1 million sales in the UK
55 Verizon offers free iPhone 6 in return for two-year contract, used phone
56 Amazon Cuts Fire Phone Price to 99 Cents in the US
57 Apple Watch Introduces A New Old Form Of Communication: Doodling | TechCrunch
58 5 things to know about Apple's iPhone event
59 Apple | Yahoo Tech
60 Apple Introduces Payment Service Called Apple Pay
61 Inside Startup Alley, Day 1 | TechCrunch
62 Apple's live stream stumbles, fails amid huge demand
63 Joystiq Deals: Relive the good old days with the NES30
64 The Pill Reminder
65 “The Burned-Out Blogger’s Guide To PR” Is Amazing, Hilarious And Mostly True | TechCrunch
66 DiGiorno's horrific laugh on domestic violence Twitter hashtag - CNET
67 Apple launches 'Apple Pay,' a US-only NFC-powered digital wallet for the iPhone 6 and 6+
68 Apple - Press Info - Apple Announces iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus—The Biggest Advancements in iPhone History
69 You Can Use Wi-Fi Calling on the iPhone 6
70 Apple Pay is Here: How it works, and how to get it
71 The Father of Net Neutrality Is Running for Office—And He Could Win | Enterprise | WIRED
72 Interesting idea: Esquire puts up a paywall for a single article and will donate the proceeds
73 Showtime for Apple: Big phones, smart watches and high expectations
74 Hops Garden Tower
75 The Apple iPhone 6 has arrived (pictures) - CNET
76 PCMag on Twitter: "iPhone 6 Plus landscape view. #AppleLive"
77 Tim Cook's memo to employees: I am 'excited' about 'this new chapter in Apple's story'
78 Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor pushed back to November for Xbox 360 and PS3
79 Survey: 35% Of Americans Took Security Actions After iCloud Breach
80 Here's What It Looks Like At Apple's Giant Event Right Now
81 First look at Apple's iPhones, mobile pay, Apple Watch
82 HuffPost Tech on Twitter: "Apple CEO Tim Cook announces Apple Pay, an "entirely new payment process.""
83 Grindr, OkCupid Are Failing To Take This Basic Security Measure, Researchers Say
84 iOS 8 available for iPhone and iPad on September 17th
85 New research suggests deep learning could improve AI in video games
86 Apple Watch monitors your activity and workouts with two separate apps
87 The iPhone 6 Plus preview (hands-on)
88 Hands On With The Apple Watch | TechCrunch
89 Motorola Moto 360 Teardown
90 THE MOBILE AND ONLINE BANKING REPORT: Mobile Is Pulling Customers Away From Branches And Online Banking
91 Amazon bought so you can't
92 Is This the Smart Watch You’ve Been Looking For? | MIT Technology Review
93 ISIS-Affiliated Twitter Account Calls For Assassination Of Twitter Employees, Twitter Investigating
94 Big-screen iPhones, iWatch start the clock on Apple's 'amazing' product spree - CNET
95 ApplePay aims to replace your wallet with an iPhone
96 Apple Now Has 1.3 Million Apps in Its App Store
97 6 Strategies for Cancelling a Major IT Project