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Apple Magazine2 min read
Apple Gets $208M in Tax Breaks to Build Iowa Data Center
Iowa approved a deal last week to give Apple $208 million in state and local tax breaks to build two data storage centers near Des Moines and to create at least 50 jobs - a pact that critics quickly panned. The deal approved by the Iowa Economic Deve
Apple Magazine3 min read
Donating to Harvey Relief Efforts: How, When, What to Give
Charities are stepping up their donation requests in the wake of Harvey, a severe, Category 4 hurricane that has devastatedSouth Texas and could still lead to worse flooding in the days ahead. But this is not an excuse to clean out your closet. Money
Apple Magazine3 min readTech
‘Need Help’: Harvey Victims Use Social Media When 911 Fails
Desperate for help and unsure whether traditional rescue efforts will come through, Harvey victims are using social media to share maps of their location and photos of themselves trapped on rooftops and inside buildings. “Need help in NE Houston! Bab
Apple Magazine3 min read
US Clears First ‘Living Drug’ for Tough Childhood Leukemia
Opening a new era in cancer care, the Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved the first treatment that genetically engineers patients’ own blood cells into an army of assassins to seek and destroy childhood leukemia. The CAR-T cell treatme
Apple Magazine3 min read
Now at Whole Foods: Cheaper Milk, ‘Farm Fresh’ Amazon Echo
A half-gallon of milk was 50 cents cheaper at a Whole Foods in New York. Ground beef was down by $2 a pound. And an organic avocado cost a buck less. Amazon kicked off its first day as the owner of Whole Foods by slashing prices, adding its logo on s
Apple Magazine3 min read
Are Consumers Ready to Give Augmented Reality a Try?
You might have gotten a taste of “augmented reality,” the blending of the virtual and physical worlds, as you chased on-screen monsters at real-world landmarks in last year’s gaming sensation, “Pokemon Go.” Upcoming augmented reality apps will follow
Apple Magazine6 min read
How to Survive Digital Era of Love
While it’s true that the prevalence of dating apps in today’s society is helping to make dating more efficient, does this mean that there has been an influx of successful, long-lasting relationships or simply more people who’ve grown dissatisfied wit
Apple Magazine2 min read
California Seeks to Boost Electric-Car Rebate Program
California would spend up to $3 billion under a bill to widely expand its fledgling consumer rebate program for zero-emission vehicles. The state has already spent nearly $450 million in subsidies, but the Los Angeles Times reported (http://lat.ms/2x
Apple Magazine1 min read
Apple CEO Tim Cook Reaps $89.6M Windfall From Long-Term Deal
Apple CEO Tim Cook has collected $89.6 million as part of a 10-year deal that he signed as an incentive to keep the iPhone maker at the forefront of the technology industry after he took over the reins in 2011 from company co-founder Steve Jobs. The
Apple Magazine3 min read
Best Buy Rolls out Consulting Service at People’s Homes
Best Buy is rolling out a free service next month where salespeople will sit with customers at their own homes to help make recommendations on TVs, streaming services and more. The service, which was tested in five markets, will be expanded to more c
Apple Magazine3 min read
Top 10 Apps
By remind101 Category: Education / Free Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. By Google, Inc. Category: Photo & Video / Free Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. By Facebook, In
Apple Magazine1 min read
Movies & TV Shows
Soldier Nick Morton plunders ancient sites for timeless artifacts to sell but when he and his partner come under attack in the Middle East, he accidentally unearths Ahmanet, a betrayed princess from Ancient Egypt who has been entombed for thousands o
Apple Magazine2 min readPop Culture
Music
Perhaps the album’s unlikely producer Mark Ronson is the reason that QOTSA has indeed prioritized a groove that has rebooted their brand. Although there is certainly no lack of crushing guitars, take “The Evil Has Landed” as an example, tracks like “
Apple Magazine2 min read
Box Office Top 20: ‘Hitman’s Bodyguard’ Stays on Top
The Samuel Jackson-Ryan Reynolds action-comedy “The Hitman’s Bodyguard” topped the North American box office for the second straight weekend, but overall business was extremely soft thanks to modest new offerings and the competition of the Floyd Mayw
Apple Magazine3 min read
‘Game of Thrones’ Breaks Audience Record With Season Finale
HBO’s “Game of Thrones” set yet another audience record last Sunday with its seventh-season finale. Nielsen says an all-time high of 12.1 million viewers were tuned in to the wildly popular fantasy drama. An additional 4 million caught the episode on
Apple Magazine4 min read
Mark Hamill on Luke Skywalker’s Return, Losing Carrie Fisher
When we last saw Mark Hamill in the “Star Wars” saga, he was a mysterious hooded figure on a jagged, remote island off the coast of Ireland. “For a cameo that brief, boy did they make me work,” Hamill jokes. But in “The Last Jedi,” which Disney will
Apple Magazine2 min read
Private Companies Drive ‘New Space Race’ at NASA Center
For the first time since the retirement of the space shuttle in 2011, NASA says it may soon have the capability to send astronauts to the International Space Station from U.S. soil. Critical milestones are on the horizon for Boeing and SpaceX, the sp
Apple Magazine2 min read
Dream Chaser Spacecraft in Captive-Carry Test Over Desert
A test version of a spacecraft resembling a mini space shuttle was carried aloft over the Mojave Desert by a helicopter Wednesday in a precursor to a free flight in which it will be released to autonomously land on a runway as it would in a return fr
Apple Magazine1 min read
Tanzania to Use Drone Network to Deliver Critical Medicines
Drones soon will be used in Tanzania to deliver medicines to health facilities across the East African country, continuing a trend of African governments embracing drone networks to deliver critical services. Tanzania’s government is working with U.S
Apple Magazine2 min read
To Siri With Love
“To Siri With Love: A Mother, Her Autistic Son and the Kindness of Machines” (HarperCollins), by Judith Newman Technology has often gotten a bum rap for ushering humans into their own private microcosms. But writer Judith Newman has a different take
Apple Magazine2 min readTech
FBI: Chinese Man Supplied Rare, Malicious Malware
A Chinese man has been charged in California with distributing a type of computer malware that has been linked to attacks on U.S. businesses and to the theft of personnel records of millions of U.S. government employees, authorities said. Defendant Y
Apple Magazine2 min read
Renault-Nissan, China’s Dongfeng Announce E-Car Venture
Automakers Renault and Nissan say they will develop electric cars with a Chinese state-owned partner, adding to a series of tie-ups between global auto brands and local partners in the biggest electric vehicle market. The venture Dongfeng Motor Corp.
Apple Magazine4 min readPolitics
South Korean Court Sentences Samsung Heir to 5 Years Prison
A South Korean court sentenced the billionaire chief of Samsung to five years in prison for crimes that helped topple the country’s president, a stunning downfall that could freeze up decision making at a global electronics powerhouse long run like a