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The Talk Show: ‘Way of the Future’

Rene Ritchie returns to the show to discuss what we expect at Apple’s upcoming event in San Francisco: new iPhones (without headphone jacks, and with a radical new two-lens camera on the Plus-sized model), Apple Watch 2 (and a new fall lineup of watch bands). Show More Summary

Android Device Makers Keep Pretending That Android Doesn’t Exist

Vlad Savov: I’ve been at IFA, Europe’s biggest tech show, for three days now and I’ve had my eyes filled with a parade of all the shiny, beautiful new technology coming to an Amazon delivery drone near you. Much of that technology is...Show More Summary

Yours Truly on Random Trek

Random Trek is a “weekly podcast in which Scott McNulty discusses a randomly selected episode of ‘Star Trek’ — all series, all seasons — with a non-random guest.” This week, I was the guest, talking about an episode from season 4 of The Next Generation (my favorite Trek series, by far). A lot of fun. Probably helps to watch the episode first. ?

The Future of the MacBook Air

Benjamin Thomas, on Twitter: What makes you think Airs are sunsetted? To my knowledge they’re he most used Macs on the planet. Why would Apple kill a cash cow? He’s right that the MacBook Airs are Apple’s best-selling Macs. On The Talk Show a few weeks ago, Jason Snell speculated that the MacBook Pro might be Apple’s best-selling Mac lineup. Show More Summary

Samsung Is Recalling the Galaxy Note 7 Worldwide Over Battery Problem

Jethro Mullen and K.J. Kwon, reporting for CNN Money: The massive recall of one of Samsung’s flagship devices is an embarrassing setback for the world’s biggest selling smartphone maker. The Note 7 was unveiled just a month ago, andShow More Summary

Will the New iPhones Support Apple Pencil?

From an interview with NDTV’s Vikram Chandra back in May: NDTV: Has that voice never come to you? For example when you launched the pencil and you know what Steve said,’ if you see a stylus they blew it’, when you launched that pencil? Tim...Show More Summary

Satirical Political Apps in the App Store

Douglas Ernst, writing for The Washington Times: The conservative website Heat Street reported Friday that “Hide it Hillary,” which is now available on Google Play for Android devices, does not condone violence or even feature the former secretary of state’s image. Show More Summary

Lenovo Yoga Book

This device is like nothing else I’ve ever seen. Sort of a half-tablet/half-laptop, running either Android or Windows 10. ?

[Sponsor] FilmTouch

If you’re in the film industry and you receive callsheets, go get the FilmTouch iPhone app. It’ll change your life; sort of. If you’re not in the film industry, take care of that first before you get the app.

Reuters: Google Shitcans Project Ara

Julia Love, reporting for Reuters: Alphabet Inc’s Google has suspended Project Ara, its ambitious effort to build what is known as a modular smartphone with interchangeable components, as part of a broader push to streamline the company’s...Show More Summary

Apple Is Going to Remove Abandoned Apps From the App Store

Romain Dillet, reporting for TechCrunch: In addition to search ads and extensions in many different apps in iOS 10, Apple plans to remove all these useless apps that clutter he App Store search pages. And Apple is not going to stop at abandoned apps. Show More Summary

Why Europe Is Ordering Apple to Pay Ireland $14.5 Billion in Taxes Ireland Doesn’t Want

Matt Yglesias: But in recent years, Vestager and her competition commission have interpreted favorable corporate income tax deals as a form of illegal subsidy. She says that due to its arrangement with the Irish government, “Apple only...Show More Summary

The Mac: If Not September 7, Then When?

Jason Snell on what Apple might do if new Mac hardware is imminent but not part of next week’s event. ?

Tim Cook on the European Commission’s Tax Ruling

Tim Cook: The European Commission has launched an effort to rewrite Apple’s history in Europe, ignore Ireland’s tax laws and upend the international tax system in the process. The opinion issued on August 30th alleges that Ireland gave Apple a special deal on our axes. Show More Summary

European Commission: ‘Ireland Gave Illegal Tax Benefits to Apple Worth Up to €13 Billion’

The European Commission: Following an in-depth state aid investigation launched in June 2014, the European Commission has concluded that two tax rulings issued by Ireland to Apple have substantially and artificially lowered the tax paid by Apple in Ireland since 1991. Show More Summary

Vesper Sync Shutdown Tonight, Open Source Plans

Brent Simmons: Data is stored on your device. The app will continue to work even without syncing. You can continue to use the app. You can still export your data. As many times as you want. The Export feature works with the data on your device — it has nothing to do with syncing. We plan to remove the app from the App Store Sept. Show More Summary

Bragi Hits the Panic Button

Chance Miller, writing for 9to5Mac: Earlier today, Apple officially sent invites to its iPhone 7 announcement event that will be held next week on September 7th. Shortly after Apple’s announcement, wireless headphone company Bragi announced...Show More Summary

Gurman Says No Mac Announcements Next Week

Mark Gurman and Jungah Lee, reporting for Bloomberg: Apple is holding an event on Sept. 7 in San Francisco. The keynote will focus on upgraded versions of the iPhone, a new Apple Watch with GPS tracking and new health features, and an iOS 10 software update for iPhones and iPads, according to people familiar with he matter. Show More Summary

Apple Event: Wednesday September 7

Jim Dalrymple: Apple on Monday send out an invitation for a special event to be held on September 7 at 10:00 am. This year’s event will be held at he Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, California. I made a lucky guess. The...Show More Summary

The Verge: ‘Facebook Removes Fake Article About Megyn Kelly From Trending Topics’

This headline is charitable at best-the real headline is “Facebook fires human curators, false headline immediately goes viral”. ?

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