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Apple Introduces The Apple Watch

The Time Has Come

The iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus were the main attraction at yesterday’s Apple event in Cupertino, CA but there was also another big introduction at the event — the Apple Watch. For years now, folks have been wondering when Apple might jump into the world of wearable tech and yesterday, we finally got our answer. Set for release in early 2015 (which seems silly since they will be missing out on the Xmas shopping season), the Apple Watch aims to revolutionize the way we see and wear time. Designed to provide more information than just telling time, the Apple Watch will attempt to get everyone to start wearing watches again. There are a lot of neat functions of the watch (iPhone integration, Siri accessibility, ANIMATED EMOJIS! and more) but I’m most interested in the Sport Watch model. As a runner, I’m always looking for ways to better monitor my progress during and after a run. If this Watch turns out to be half as cool as it looks and sounds, I’m sold. I don’t know about you but I think Apple might get me to start wearing a watch more regularly … and for the first time in many, many years. Does the Apple Watch sound like something YOU gotta have and wear?

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Apple Unveils The iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus In Glorious Apple Fashion

"Bigger Than Bigger"

During their annual September event, Apple announced the release of the newest model of their iPhone line of mobile phones. Because of massive leaks of information for weeks now, much of the event yesterday was unsurprising for those of us who have been sniffing around for information about the iPhone 6. But Apple managed to keep a few details close to the vest for unveiling yesterday. Two models of the iPhone 6 will be released on September 19 — the 4.7 inch iPhone 6 and the 5.5 inch iPhone 6 Plus. Both phones will come with greatly upgraded hardware and both phones will feature Apple Pay — which is a way they can be used to make credit card purchases. A new era of the iPhone is nearly upon us. More »

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Apple Has Issued A Statement On The Recent iCloud ‘Hack’ Of Celebrity Nude Photos

"We wanted to provide an update to our investigation"

Early yesterday we learned of the massive leak of celebrity nude photos that were reportedly stolen from private online storage accounts and today we are hearing from Apple Inc. about the leak. Since news of the leak or “hacking”, as it is being referred to, people have been wondering why Apple has been completely silent when it is their iCloud online storage service that is commonly being at least partially blamed for the leak/”hacking”. Just a few moments ago, Apple has released an official statement about the incident, which you can read in full below. More »

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Watch: The ‘Game Of Thrones’ Special Effects Reel Will Blow Your Mind

Worlds imagined
STUNNING!

This year HBO‘s Game of Thrones won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Art Direction For A Contemporary Or Fantasy Series, and you’re about to see why. This new special effects reel from Rodeo FX shows some of the amazing transformations the scenes go through before they hit our screens, and it’s really fantastic stuff. For people who want to work in entertainment or movies, there’s so much beyond acting and directing—the tech stuff is, IMO, just as thrilling. Peep the video for more!

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Apple Will Announce The iPhone 6 At An Event On September 9

... Supposedly

After all the rumors and all the leaked photos, Apple is finally ready to take matters into their own hands and formally announce the release of the newest incarnation of the iPhone. The company sent out save the date invitations today for an event that will take place in Cupertino, CA on September 9 and will, by pretty much all accounts, be the venue where the much-anticipated iPhone 6 will be unveiled. Rumored to be a bigger phone, the iPhone 6 has been the subject of rampant rumor and conjecture over the past year. At long last, the rumors will be put to rest and we will learn officially what will make the newest iPhone so special. More »

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Apple Officially Welcomes Beats Electronics Into The Family

"Here’s to the next episode."

Back in May, Apple Inc. confirmed that they were buying Dr. Dre‘s Beats Electronics for $3 billion dollars and early this morning, they made the acquisition totally public. The official website for Beats now features a splash page that focuses on their being a part of the Apple family and the social media accounts for Beats are doing the same. It’s pretty much a done deal now … Beats by Dre is now Beats by Apple. More »

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Trapper Keepers Are Making A Comeback

The Next Generation

Remember those amazing Trapper Keeper notebook folder organizers that EVERYONE had back in the 80s? Have you ever longed for the days when you could own and use a Trapper Keeper again? Well, have I got great news for YOU! Mead has announced that they are reviving the Trapper Keeper for a new generation of users. But why, pray tell, would anyone want to use a Trapper Keeper in this day and age? Well, I’ll tell you … the new Trapper Keeper folder has been updated to house your tablet computers! More »

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Apple Confirms $3 Billion Dollar Deal To Buy Beats Electronics

Happy Dre Day

Remember earlier this month when we learned from Dr. Dre that Apple was lookin’ to buy his company Beats Electronics for upwards of $3 billion dollars, which would make him the first billionaire in Hip Hop? Well, today Apple has confirmed publicly their plan to buy Beats which means that Dr. Dre wasn’t just talkin’ shizz … he was celebrating what we now learn officially — that he is going to be a very rich man once Apple pays for and purchases Beats Electronics. More »

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Watch: Dr. Dre Confirms The Sale Of Beats Electronics To Apple, Declares Himself ‘The First Billionaire In Hip-Hop’

Dre Day
"Hip-Hop's First Billionaire"

Last night an unconfirmed report starting making the rounds that Apple was nearing a deal to purchase the Beats Electronics company (which includes the Beats by Dre line of headphones, speakers and its streaming music service), founded by Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine, for $3.2 billion dollars. At this point, news of the sale has NOT been officially confirmed by either Beats Music or Apple … but Dre has all but confirmed the sale in a video selfie he posted online. Dre spent part of his night last night celebrating with friends, like Tyrese Gibson, and happily proclaimed himself “the first billionaire in Hip-Hop”, which seems to imply that the Beats sale to Apple is all but a done deal (it should be noted that Dre‘s stake in his company is only about 20-25%, so at best he’ll get around $800 million — not quite a billion but he would become the richest person in Hip-Hop). Wow. Click the video above to see Dr. Dre‘s video confirmation that he has just become the richest mogul in Hip-Hop.

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The Nintendo Game Boy Turns 25 Years Old Today

April 21, 1989

25 years ago today, Nintendo released the Game Boy compact video game system and revolutionized the world of video gaming. On April 21, 1989, the original Game Boy was unleashed upon the world and almost immediately, a generation of video game fans took a giant leap forward into the realm of portable gaming technology. Since that time, the Game Boy has evolved into different, smaller versions (Game Boy Pocket, Game Boy Light, Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, Game Boy Advance SP) … eventually morphing into the Nintendo 3DS … but back when the portable gaming system was first released, the world was changed forever. Homage to the Game Boy must be paid. More »

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