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Hairgate

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It looks like Apple’s new iPhone is getting tangled up in another case of bad publicity.

The iPhone 6 launched on a wave of excitement and anticipation over Apple’s first new major product since the death of co-founder Steve Jobs. But soon the hype turned a little rotten when people started reporting that the new phone bends. And now users are complaining about another problem.

On Twitter people are saying that the phone is catching hair from people’s heads and beards and pulling them out. According to their tweets hairs are getting stuck in the thin seam between the glass and the aluminum on the new handsets.  read more »

Segregated Sidewalks

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China is segregating its sidewalks; and the division is based on cell phone use.

One of the busiest sidewalks in southwestern China now has two lanes. One for people that on their cell phones and one for people that are not. The lanes are 50 meters long and three meters wide and have white warning signs painted on the ground.

A spokesperson for the developer who came up with the idea says the separate lanes are mainly meant for tourists who aren’t used to China’s crowded streets. He says this could save people from potential safety hazards or embarrassing situations.  read more »

Topless Tanning

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Summer is winding down and the French women are taking topless tanning with it.

When it comes to vacationing in France topless sunbathers are as common as fine dining and a lot of attitude. But now people say the days of an even tan are fading as more women opt out of baring their top half.

Feminists say the latest trend is disappointing. They say in the 1960's and 70's there was a huge push by the Vatican and the Spanish church to ban topless sunbathing; something France refused to do. But now women are willingly covering up and feminists say the swimsuit and smartphone industries are too blame.  read more »

The New Apple

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The new face of Apple is here and it can be found on your wrist.

After months of speculation Apple finally unveiled the smart watch earlier this week. This was a big moment for the company and new CEO Tim Cook who had yet to make any groundbreaking announcements since stepping into the spotlight.

As for Apple itself the watch is its first major new product since the iPad. It's called the Apple Watch and combines health and fitness monitoring with the ability to run a variety of apps. It's the company's first wearable computer and a device Cook says will be the next chapter of Apple. There will be three editions of the Apple Watch with the cheapest starting at $350. They are scheduled to be released next year.  read more »

Apple's New Building

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A mysterious building is being constructed by Apple and anticipation is growing about what the tech giant is hiding behind door number one.

The building is going up at the Flint Center for Performing Arts in Cupertino, California. According to local media construction crews have been asked to sign non-disclosure agreements and security is tight. Speculation is that it has something to do with the event Apple is holding on September 9th.  read more »

Phone Privacy

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Think your phone's pass code is uncrackable; think again.

Turns out your phone's pass code might not be doing that much to protect you. Most codes are easy to crack because people make them easy to remember. Things like 1-2-3-4, an address or a birthday.

On the other hand some people don’t' use a pass code at all because they don't like the extra step when they want to quickly use their phone. But that doesn't mean you need to leave your information unprotected for the entire world to see.  read more »

Apple Rumors

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It looks like another apple is about to fall from the tree.

There are reports that September 9th will be the release date for Apple's iPhone six. The news comes from a managing editor at the independent tech site re-code. A site that has an excellent track record for covering Apple and its big announcements.

In the past Apple has made its new products available to shoppers ten days after sharing it with the world. So if history repeats itself that means you could get your hands on the newest iPhone on September 19th. So what can you expect come next month?  read more »

Well Paid Interns

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Some of the highest paid people in Silicon Valley; aren’t even on the list of employees.

The days are warming up and the school year is winding down. That means a new group of fresh faced interns are filling the halls of some of the most powerful companies in the country. And it’s not just the perk of saying “I work at Facebook or Google” that has hundreds of young adults applying for the opportunity. It’s the perks.

Interns get to enjoy the same things as full time employees including bikes, massages and swimming pools. Facebook even offers housing to interns who find it easier to stay on campus. But if you think this makes up for the fact that they’re unpaid; think again.  read more »

Tim Cook

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With a new man in charge; apple is starting to taste a little different.

Tim Cook became CEO of Apple in August of 2011; six months before former co-founder and reigning CEO Steve Jobs passed away. Now he’s starting to put his own handprint on the company; and some people say his methods are the direct opposite of what jobs would have done.

For example Apple is close to signing a $3.2 billion dollar deal to purchase the music company “Beats Electronics.” On the other hand Jobs had so much confidence in the products his company developed that he saw little sense in spending large amounts of money on acquisitions. Cook is also focusing on improving labor conditions and returning $130 billion to shareholders.  read more »

Tim Cook

Tim-Cook-to-be-declined-Double-Salary-Bonus-by-Apple.jpg

With a new man in charge; Apple is starting to taste a little different.

Tim Cook became CEO of Apple in August of 2011; six months before former co-founder and reigning CEO Steve Jobs passed away. Now he’s starting to put his own handprint on the company; and some people say his methods are the direct opposite of what jobs would have done.

For example Apple is close to signing a $3.2 billion dollar deal to purchase the music company “Beats Electronics.” On the other hand Jobs had so much confidence in the products his company developed that he saw little sense in spending large amounts of money on acquisitions. Cook is also focusing on improving labor conditions and returning $130 billion to shareholders.  read more »