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Tim Cook Reaches Five Years as Apple CEO, Unlocks Over $100 Million in Bonuses

Today marks the fifth anniversary since Tim Cook was named Apple CEO on August 24, 2011, the same day that late co-founder Steve Jobs stepped down as chief executive for the final time and recommended the board of directors appoint Cook...Show More Summary

Today in Apple history: Steve Jobs resigns as Apple CEO

August 24, 2011: Steve Jobs steps down as Apple CEO as his health worsens, with Tim Cook assuming the role of Apple’s seventh CEO. “I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s CEO, I would be the first to let you […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Today in Apple history: OS X Jaguar roars onto Mac

August 23, 2002: Apple ships Mac OS X Jaguar, the third major release of OS X, and the first to publicly adopt the cat-themed code name it had been known by inside Apple. The $129 operating system is well-received by Mac users, who correctly view it as the most stable version of OS X yet — […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Deals: $400 of 21" iMac; $270 off 13" MacBook Pro; 8GB 13" Air for $799.99

As the back-to-school shopping season draws to a close, shoppers can save big on a 21" iMac (now $899). Or pick up Apple's current 13" MacBook Pro for $1,029.99. The ultraportable 13" Air with 8GB of memory is also $200 off on eBay while supplies last.

Tim Cook just got a monstrous bonus

26 minutes agoTechnology / Apple : Cult Of Mac

Today marks Tim Cook’s five year anniversary as the CEO of Apple after Steve Jobs resigned and as a reward for making it this long in the top spot he just unlocked a monster bonus. $100 million! Sure, it’s not Zuckerburg money, but it will likely make Cook the most paid CEO of 2016 after […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Woz warns Apple not to kill headphone jack on iPhone 7

48 minutes agoTechnology / Apple : Cult Of Mac

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has heard all the rumors that Apple plans to kill the century old 3.5mm headphone jack with the iPhone 7 and he’s got some important advice for the company: don’t do it! “If it’s missing the 3.5mm earphone jack, that’s going to tick off a lot of people,” Woz said in […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

How to send a hand-written message in iOS 10

48 minutes agoTechnology / Apple : Cult Of Mac

iOS 10 makes messaging even more personal by giving iPhone owners new ways to communicate through stickers, effects and giant emojis. It’s also super simple to send handwritten notes straight from the heart. Here’s how. Sending handwritten notes is probably one of the simplest things you can do inside the Messages app in iOS 10. Show More Summary

9to5Toys Lunch Break: PNY 256GB Flash Drive $48, Nomad Apple Watch Battery Pack $22, Mechanical Keyboard $30, more

57 minutes agoTechnology / Apple : 9 to 5 Mac

Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications. TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS: PNY’s very highly-rated Turbo 256GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive is down at $48 Prime shipped right now (Reg. Show More Summary

Siri's voice to benefit from machine learning improvements in Apple's iOS 10

When iOS 10 arrives this fall -- most likely in September -- Siri's voice should sound a little more natural thanks to machine learning technology Apple is implementing, an interview revealed on Wednesday.

Apple Music's Reliance on Exclusives Coming Under Fire From Labels and Critics

In the wake of the much-anticipated launch of Frank Ocean's new album "Blonde," Universal Music Group CEO Lucian Grainge has sent out an email to UMG executives, saying that the company is prohibiting the practice of exclusive music streaming moving forward (via The Lefsetz Letter). Show More Summary

Apple's Machine Learning Has Cut Siri's Error Rate by a Factor of Two

Steven Levy has published an in-depth article about Apple's artificial intelligence and machine learning efforts, after meeting with senior executives Craig Federighi, Eddy Cue, Phil Schiller, and two Siri scientists at the company's...Show More Summary

Happy Hour Podcast 081 | GPS Apple Watch 2, iPhone 7 hype, and iMessage Sticker Packs

This week Benjamin and Zac discuss the state of Apple Pay and CarPlay displays, the rumored GPS-equipped Apple Watch 2, increasing iPhone 7 hype, and glorious iMessage Sticker Packs coming to iOS 10. 9to5Mac’s Happy Hour podcast is available...Show More Summary

How AI is secretly transforming everything Apple does

When it comes to the incredibly hot field of AI, Apple has been racing to catch up with Google and Facebook. A new article reveals exactly when Apple’s interest in this area began paying off: July 30, 2014, a.k.a. the date Siri switched over to deep learning. A type of machine learning built around brain-like […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Epson XP-430 packs a multifunction printer into a small package [Review]

Epson calls its new Expression Home XP-430 printer a “Small-in-One” for good reason: It packs a lot of functions into a compact size. The sub-$100 unit scans and makes copies in addition to printing wirelessly via Apple AirPrint or Google Cloud Print. Show More Summary

French & German interior ministers call on EU to enable access to encrypted data

In a joint press conference in Paris on Tuesday, the interior ministers of France and Germany called on the European Commission to enact laws that would give countries on-demand access to encrypted communications under some circumstances.

Deals: $100 off 2016 12" MacBooks; 12.9" iPad Pro for $590; 30% off plus free shipping at Zagg

Shoppers this week can snap up triple-digit savings on 2016 12" MacBooks. Or pick up a refurbished 12.9" iPad Pro for $589.99 with a 2-year warranty. Accessories are also 30% off at Zagg with free shipping.

With eyesight failing, CEO hurries to make voice-enabled tech mainstream

When Chris Maury tried helping an elderly blind woman use voice commands on an iPad, she thanked him but said, “I just wish Siri could read me the news.” Maury understood her frustration. He, too, was losing his vision and couldShow More Summary

Fake 'iPhone 6 SE' Packaging Surfaces Online

A handful of photos claimed to show packaging for a device called the "iPhone 6 SE" have surfaced online today, presumably countering rumors that the next iPhone will be called the iPhone 7, but the photos have quite clearly been digitally...Show More Summary

Steven Levy goes in-depth with Apple execs on machine learning, Siri improvements in iOS 10

2 hours agoTechnology / Apple : 9 to 5 Mac

A more intelligent and connected Siri has been one of the flagship features of recent iOS updates, and Steven Levy at Backchannel has a new interview with Apple execs that features a behind-the-scenes look at what goes in to Apple’s artificially intelligent assistant. Show More Summary

From style to utility, we’ve got the iPhone cases you’re looking for [Deals]

We enjoy our iPhones for different reasons — the many uses, the stylish design. One thing we all want though is to make sure our prized device is protected, which is why we’ve gathered this diverse collection of cases. From a tough case that doubles battery life, to a case that will adhere to nearly […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

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