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Politically Correct Emoji's

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It looks like the next wave of emoji's is getting politically correct.

When it releases its operating system 10 Apple will put out emoji's that are linked to some of the more controversial topics from today's headlines. For example the gun emoji is going to be replaced with a green water pistol. This comes after people used the gun image on social media and got into trouble with the law. It also follows a campaign by activists who say the image of the gun wasn't appropriate given the recent shootings involving unarmed African American men and police officers.  read more »

iPhone Secrets

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You might use your iPhone for almost everything; but it still has a few undiscovered tricks in its case.

It can tweet, give you directions and pay your bills but there are some features on your iPhone that most people don't know about. So to unlock the secrets of your favorite device Entrepreneur Media took a closer look at the settings and put together a list of the ten things you might not know your phone can do.

For example say you're an aviation buff. You can ask Siri what planes are overhead and the phone will tell you about all the different flights taking place over your head at the moment. And speaking of Siri you can also ask her to read your texts out loud. When finished you can have her reply, read them again or delete them.  read more »

Apple Security

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Following its battle with the FBI; Apple is now unlocking some of its security secrets.

In a recent press briefing the company behind the devices that hold your private information discussed how exactly that information does in fact remain private. Despite recent headlines, senior engineers say the biggest threat to Apple devices is not the government but hackers.  read more »

The New Silicon Valley

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Silicon Valley is attracting a new type of tech worker; and all they can see is dollar signs.

Recently Apple co-founder Steve Woznick told Mashable that when he and Steve Jobs were working out of a garage they were doing it because they were passionate about the project. Now he says Silicon Valley is attracting two types of people; the ones that go to business school where money is their only priority or the ones that go to engineering school and want to accomplish and create things that didn't exist before.  read more »

Performance Over Privacy

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Apple might be standing their ground when it comes to releasing information from its devices but that's not making fans feel any safer.

The tech giant has been in the headlines lately for refusing the FBI’s request to unlock a phone reportedly used by one of the suspects in the San Bernardino terror attacks. Apple says doing so would jeopardize the safety and privacy of all apple users. And while most people are applauding the decision it doesn't mean that apple is winning more fans.  read more »

Apple's New Direction

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After a few years of misdirection it looks like Apple maps is finally on he right path.

When it debuted in 2012, Apple maps quickly became the butt of any joke about getting lost. It became famous for overlooking many towns and businesses, one person reported being directed into a lake. New York's Madison Square Garden was labeled as park space because of the word "garden" in its name. Hiccups for a company known for producing simple, easy to use products. But now it looks like Apple has turned things around.  read more »

John Sculley

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Former Apple CEO John Sculley is branching out into the world of smartphones.

I recently spoke with Sculley at the tech summit in Dublin, Ireland about Obi World Phone. A product that is pitched as a more affordable smartphone with the same quality and reliability as the high end models.

“Everyone aspires to an Apple but not everyone has $800, particularly in the developing markets around the world.”

The phones cost under $200 and are being called one of the best designed android phones of any price. While there I also asked him what he thought of the recent movie “Steve Jobs” about the late Apple co-founder.  read more »

Apple Cash

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Apple reported solid earnings this past week, printing so much money it may soon catch up to the federal reserve.

The digital giant's cash and investments during the past quarter jumped to 206 billion. That's a staggering 33% increase from the same period a year ago. 63% of its revenue came from selling millions of its popular $650 phones to consumers who continue to upgrade to the latest version.

According to an interesting statistic from USA Today, Apple would have enough cash to give every American $650 apiece, which is remarkably close to the retail price of an iPhone. And Apple keeps increasing its pile of cash, even while trying to get rid of it with stock buybacks and dividends to investors.  read more »

Comeback Kids

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Jack Dorsey is back at the helm of twitter and shareholders are hoping he's the next comeback kid of Silicon Valley.

After co-founding Twitter and serving as its CEO for two years Dorsey returned to the top spot last week. So far his first moves have been to slash jobs and roll out new features in an effort to entice users.

This isn't the first time the head honcho has left and returned in an effort to save a company. One of the most well-known examples is Steve Jobs. Jobs was forced out of Apple nine years after starting it. He was brought back in when Apple was on the brink of bankruptcy; now it's one of the biggest companies in the world thanks to Jobs and his new products including the iPod, iPhone and iPad.  read more »

Big Apple Event

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The world’s biggest company wants you to stay in its eco-system, forever.

The genius of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was creating an eco-system of products designed so you would never leave the Apple family. To keep you committed, Apple rolled out its new products in San Francisco this past week.

Apple announced a bigger iPad with a new keyboard and stylus aimed at business customers, dubbed "iPad Pro" with a 12.9 inch screen starting at $799, with performance similar to a desktop computer. CEO Tim Cook also said customer satisfaction with the Apple watch was at 97%. And Apple is working with French luxury goods maker Hermes on a new watch collection, including more choices for watch bands.  read more »