Apple removes an app that tracks U.S. military drone strikes from its store


The Metadata+ app which tracks U.S. military drone strikes by was created by Josh Begley, research editor for The Intercept. Begley changed its name from Drones+ after it was rejected as "objectionable" by Apple five times. Read the rest

Apple inventor Steve Wozniak was busted in high school for fake bomb

From Woz's Facebook:

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Drone footage of Apple's new "spaceship" headquarters under construction


Video by Duncan Sinfield, who writes:

Filmed using the DJI Inspire 1, this video gives a unique perspective, as it flashes back to video taken one month ago on August 1, 2015 to provide a month-to-month update. Featuring descriptions narrated by late Apple Founder Steve Jobs himself, this video will hopefully teach you something new that you didn't already know about the world's largest corporation.


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Apple wants to make original movie and TV programming, reports Variety

β€œAn Apple representative declined comment,” but you knew that was coming.

Apple and Amazon spend big bucks to keep Cook and Bezos out of harm's way


Apple spends nearly $700,000 to protect Tim Cook, Read the rest

Fancy frankenwatch combines analog timepiece and Apple Watch


The posh Pinnacle analog timepiece from Nico Gerard integrates an Apple Watch into the bracelet. Prices start at $9,300 for the basic stainless steel model, but the 18k gold Sunrise edition, at $112,000, is obviously the one to get. Read the rest

Proof-of-concept firmware worm targets Apple computers

It's like Bad USB, with extra Thunderbolt badness: Web-based attacks can insert undetectable malicious software into a Mac's UEFI/BIOS, which spreads to other machines by infecting Thunderbolt and USB devices. Read the rest

Watch the trailer for new Steve Jobs documentary


"His stuff was beloved, but it wasn't that he was beloved." Read the rest

With stolen iPhone, burglar accidentally posts selfie video online


Los Angeles police are searching for the identity of this burglar, who accidentally shot and published a selfie with his victim's iPhone. Read the rest

Apple's iOS ad-blocking is a net, not a gun


Joel Johnson, freshly out of Gawker's top editorial role, reports on what Apple may achieve by facilitating ad- and content-blocking in the next version of iOS: leverage over publishers. Read the rest

Apple 1987 predictions of what 1997 would be like

They got everything right! [via, via] Read the rest

Watch this '80s vision of future tech from Apple, and be glad for what didn't come true


This 1987 video from Apple imagines a future world in 1997 made richer and more wonderful by all the sweet Apple products Apple was going to build. Read the rest

Watch the first trailer for new Steve Jobs biopic


That's Michael Fassbender as Jobs and Seth Rogen as Woz. Directed by Michael Boyle and written by Aaron Sorkin based on Walter Isaacson's book. Due out October 9. Read the rest

How to make a working quadcopter out of the Apple Watch packaging box


β€œI Watch You,” a most nifty hack by Eirik Solheim. Read the rest

Monster Cable founder sad about getting $0 from Apple's $3 billion purchase of Beats By Dr. Dre


Noel Lee says he invented the headphones that are marketed by Beats by Dr. Dre. In May 2014, Apple paid $3 billion to buy Beats by Dr. Dre.

Dr. Dre and music producer Jimmy Iovine got most of the proceeds of the sale and Lee got $0

. Now Lee is suing for at least $150 million. Lee is the founder of Monster Cable, a company with an obnoxious reputation for threatening to sue any company that uses the word "Monster." I can't help feeling a bit of schadenfreude towards Lee, who has made many people miserable by hitting them with time- and money-wasting legal threats. Read the rest

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