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Apple veteran Bill Atkinson talks about the early days of Macintosh

I’m a sucker for hearing ex-Apple employees talk about the company’s early days. In particular, it’s fascinating to find out more about the development of innovations like MacPaint and the Mac graphical interface, as well as speculate over who was really responsible for the Macintosh’s creation. On this week’s episode of the Triangulation podcast, tech broadcaster Leo Laporte interviews […]

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White House won’t back bill forcing tech companies to break encryption

The White House is refusing to publicly support new draft legislation that would give judges the right to force tech companies like Apple to help law enforcement break encrypted data. The measure was put forward by Sens. Richard Burr and Dianne Feinstein, respectively the Republican chair and top Democrat of the Senate Intelligence Committee. Both […]

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Funnyman Bill Hader spammed in new ‘Hey Siri’ ad

Bill Hader eats a hamburger while getting Siri to read him his email in this new fun video from Apple. The message from “Prince Oseph” offers Hader a life-changing opportunity, and having his iPhone read it really shows off the “Hey Siri” functionality in iOS 9. Nerd cred: Obviously, Hader is using an iPhone 6s, […]

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Apple dodges $59.2 billion tax bill by holding cash overseas

Apple is holding more cash overseas than any other corporation in the U.S. and it’s paying off big time by helping the company avoid an estimated $ 59.2 billion tax bill. Of course, Apple’s not alone in holding massive amounts of cash overseas. A new study released today found that the 500 largest companies hold more […]

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Bill Graham Center hosted Apple’s biggest hyperbole-fest ever

We get that yesterday’s Apple event was a marketing thing, which is why every presentation began with whoever was on stage telling us how “thrilled,” “excited,” or “really happy” they were to be there. And the exaggeration just continued from those intros. Here are some of the most outlandish and enthusiastically subjective lines that came […]

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Apple plants its flag at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

SAN FRANCISCO — It’s not as cool as installing a gorgeous glass staircase, but Apple is definitely making its mark on the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium here. Flags, signs, security barricades — it’s all part of the prep for Apple’s massive iPhone 6s event scheduled for next week. It’s a shabby corner of San Francisco, […]

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Apple confirmed to host event at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

According to local San Francisco website Hoodline, Apple is confirmed as the reason behind all the mysterious logistics happening at the city’s Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, the same venue at which Steves Jobs and Wozniak introduced the world to the Apple II. The event, said by sources to take place on September 9, could announce […]

New documentary explores Steve Jobs’ ‘bitter rivalry’ with Bill Gates

We’ve had a new Steve Jobs biography and documentary already this year, with a movie biopic based on the Walter Isaacson book just around the corner. If you thought Jobs’ life hadn’t been explored enough by biographers, however, think again!… Read more ›

New documentary explores Steve Jobs’ ‘bitter rivalry’ with Bill Gates

We’ve had a new Steve Jobs biography and documentary already this year, with a movie biopic based on the Walter Isaacson book just around the corner. If you thought Jobs’ life hadn’t been explored enough by biographers, however, think again!… Read more ›

Live long and prosperous: Canadians pay tribute to Spock with $5 bill

From the Vulcan salute by an astronaut aboard the International Space Station to the pancake artist who created a batter likeness of Mr. Spock, the tributes to the late Leonard Nimoy have been touching and creative. Canadians have gone as… Read more ›