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Bill Gates says he didn’t copy Steve Jobs, in Reddit AMA - Bill Gates did his fifth Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) yesterday, and among questions on his favorite sandwiches (“Cheeseburger, Cheeseburger, Cheeseburger”) and whether or not he can still jump over a chair (probably not), Gates was asked about whether or not he had copied Steve Jobs at Microsoft. Here’s what he said: “The main ‘copying’ […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

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Today in Apple history: Mac mini arrives with Intel inside - February 28, 2006: Apple introduces its Mac mini with Intel processor. An affordable “headless” Mac for entry level users, it’s the third Apple computer overall to switch to Intel chips. Oh, and it makes one heckuva media player when plugged into a TV. A headless Mac When the first generation Mac mini shipped in 2005, it […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

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Goodbye Lightning? 2017 iPhones may rely on USB-C connector - This year’s iPhones may boast USB-C connectors, claims a new report from the Wall Street Journal. If true, this would bring the next-gen iPhones in line with the company’s push to embrace the industry standard connector — as seen with recent MacBooks, which have ditched legacy connectors in favor of a single USB-C port for both power and data […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

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MacBook Pro destroyed by exploding battery - iPhone fanboys will have you believe that exploding batteries are exclusive to Samsung Galaxy smartphones, but that’s not true. Even Apple devices go bang from time to time — like this 2015 Retina MacBook Pro, which was completely destroyed when its battery catastrophically failed and caught fire. Although it’s a rare occurrence (unless you buy a […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

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Mozilla buys Pocket in first ever acquisition - Mozilla, the company behind the Firefox web browser, just snapped up Pocket in its first ever acquisition. Pocket will remain an independent subsidiary and promises to continue delivering the service fans know and love. However, the Mozilla takeover will allow it to add “fuel to the rocketship” and build an even greater product. If you’re […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

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Leaked Galaxy S8 video reveals Samsung’s new iPhone rival - While Samsung isn’t expected to unveil the Galaxy S8 until the end of March, a supposedly leaked video purports to show exactly what the upcoming phone looks like. The video appears to show both the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the larger S8+. Both devices seen in the video sport curved edge-to-edge displays. Samsung replaced physical […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

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How indie devs at Smile won 100,000 happy customers - Our App Business section is brought to you by MacPaw, maker of proven Mac apps. Smile, the indie development team behind super-popular productivity apps TextExpander and PDFpen, cut its teeth writing software for technology that barely exists anymore. But thanks to a user-focused attitude and a wholehearted embrace of the third-party tools that power modern […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

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Apple seeds new betas for iOS, macOS and watchOS - Developers received two new beta builds from Apple today for iOS 10.3, watchOS 3.2 and macOS 10.12.4, just one week after the last versions were released. The new builds for iOS 10.3 beta 4 and macOS 10.12.4 beta 4 can be downloaded by registered developers directly from the Apple’s dev portal. iOS 10.3 beta 4 […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

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iOS widgets: 6 of the best to replace Apple’s own - iOS widgets are a great way to check in on your day. Apple gave us its own take on widgets with the core apps built into iOS 10, but you can do better. If you’ve never taken a look at some of the great third-party iOS widgets available, you’re missing out. Here are six of […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

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Apple TV jailbreak for tvOS 10.1 is coming soon - Apple TV owners still running tvOS 10 or tvOS 10.1 will soon get a jailbreak that allows them to run unauthorized third-party software. Hackers have confirmed that work on the tool is finished and that it will be available to download soon. After Luca Todesco released his Yalu jailbreak for iOS 10.0 to iOS 10.2, […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)
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