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Apple’s Lightning EarPods revealed in second video

Apple’s Lightning EarPods revealed in second video

We've quickly reached the point where rumors and leaks about new versions of Apple's EarPods headphones are just as prevalent as those about the upcoming headphone jack-less iPhone 7 itself. Over the past few weeks, there's been several questionable images claiming to show a new pair of wired Earpods that use a Lightning connector instead of a standard 3.5mm plug. Then a video surfaced revealing a fairly authentic looking, functional pair of the headphones. Now a second video has been released, offering the best look at a pair of Lightning Earpods yet.

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Apple acquires Turi, an AI and machine learning startup

Apple acquires Turi, an AI and machine learning startup

Apple has acquired Seattle-based AI and machine learning startup Turi, according to sources, for around $200 million. Apple has not confirmed details about the acquisition, instead proffering its blanket statement that, on occasion, it buys small tech companies and generally doesn’t talk about why. Sources say the Turi team will probably remain in Seattle, but it isn’t known what exactly Apple has planned for the company.

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Microsoft changes toy gun emoji to revolver just after Apple does opposite

Microsoft changes toy gun emoji to revolver just after Apple does opposite

An emoji gun battle may be breaking out between Microsoft and Apple. As part of the Windows Anniversary Update that was released this week, Microsoft has adjusted the design of emoji on its platform, including a drastic change to the gun, changing it from a sci-fi-themed ray-gun to a more realistic revolver. Surprisingly, this comes only days after Apple rolled out a new beta for iOS 10 which now features the gun emoji depicted as a water pistol.

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Apple’s iPhone 7-compatible wireless headphones tipped to feature custom Bluetooth chip

Apple’s iPhone 7-compatible wireless headphones tipped to feature custom Bluetooth chip

One of the biggest ongoing rumors supporting the expectation that the iPhone 7 will launch without a headphone jack is that Apple is developing a wireless pair of its own EarPods headphones — likely to be called "AirPods." Further backing that claim is a new report that indicates the company is even going as far creating a custom Bluetooth chip to reduce power usage and extend the headphones' battery life.

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Apple jumps on the bug bounty train. Somewhat.

Apple jumps on the bug bounty train. Somewhat.

Apple is turning a new leaf as far as security it concerned. No, don't worry, it still has a firm stance on encryption. But now it is, for the first time, also looking outward for help in keeping its software and services more secure. At the Black Hat cyber security conference in Las Vegas, which is also unusual for Apple, it announced that, at long last, it will have a bug bounty program. That said, it's not yet open to everyone, which makes the $200,000 prize somewhat of an unreachable dream.

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Apple Music launches on Android after long beta test

Apple Music launches on Android after long beta test

Apple is bringing the fight against Spotify and Google Play Music straight to Android, finally launching the Android version of Apple Music on the Google Play Store this week. This launch follows an extended beta test that's been going on since November 2015, giving Apple plenty of time to collect feedback from users and implement changes to bring the app to the full release we're seeing now.

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iPhone 7 release date details vs PRO and iPhone 6s

iPhone 7 release date details vs PRO and iPhone 6s

A device by the name of iPhone 7 Pro seems to have appeared once again, this one (alternately called iPhone 7 Plus) being the strangest version we've yet seen. This version of the iPhone 7 Plus looks to be coming with a metallic blue sort of tone to it - not particularly black, but not really blue like a Pepsi can, either. It's like Apple describing their pink phone as "Rose Gold" - not quite, but similar.

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Watch Apple’s new iPhone ad for the Olympic opening ceremony

Watch Apple’s new iPhone ad for the Olympic opening ceremony

Apple is partial to a commercial that tugs the heartstrings, and the Cupertino firm's latest spot - set to make its broadcast debut during the Olympic Opening Ceremony on Friday - pulls no punches. "Human Family", as the advert has been called, brings out the big guns in the shape of poet laureate Dr. Maya Angelou, narrating over a gallery of iPhone users of different ages, ethnicities, and genders.

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Pokemon GO Articuno video is fake: here’s how they did it

Pokemon GO Articuno video is fake: here’s how they did it

Pokemon GO users on YouTube have caught legendary birds like Articuno and Moltres, ultra-rare Pokemon like Mewtwo and Ditto, and every oddity in-between. How could they possibly have done such a thing? Is there a glitch in the game? Have they cheated? Not so much. They've done nothing of the sort. What's actually going on here is extremely simple - and they didn't need any fancy multi-thousand-dollar software to do it. All they needed was Blender.

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Apple TV remote app turns iPhone into a remote control

Apple TV remote app turns iPhone into a remote control

Apple has launched a new app to give users more control over their Apple TV without having to put down their iPhone. The app is simply called the Apple TV Remote and is designed to give iPhone users the same sort of control that Siri Remote offers from their smartphone. Using the app, the Apple TV can be controlled with a swipe of your finger and the keyboard can be used to enter text more quickly than you can with the normal Siri Remote.

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Frank Ocean’s “Boys Don’t Cry” an Apple Music exclusive at first

Frank Ocean’s “Boys Don’t Cry” an Apple Music exclusive at first

Apple Music is just about to hit the headlines again. According to the usual unnamed sources, Frank Ocean is scheduled to finally launch his long-awaited and long-delayed album, "Boys Don't Cry" this Friday. And when he does, the album will be available on Apple Music and only on Apple Music. At least for two weeks. This exclusivity is just the latest in a string of deals that Apple has made ever since launching Apple Music, cementing the service's position in the already overly saturated music streaming industry.

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Apple won’t need to pay VirnetX a single cent, for now

Apple won’t need to pay VirnetX a single cent, for now

Apple almost needed to pay VirnetX, a patent holding company, $625.6 million, a lot more than what it is demanding from Samsung over patent infringement. It seems, however, that the stars are aligning in Apple's favor. At least for now. Tyler, Texas District Judge Robert Schroeder overturned an earlier verdict awarding VirnetX that lump sum on the grounds of an unfair trial. However, Apple isn't exactly in the clear yet, as the judge did order two separate retrials, where Apple could still come out with a hefty fine.

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