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What Is "the Cloud" — and Where Is It?

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There's at least one funny joke in Sex Tape. While frantically trying to cut off access to the amateur porn vid he accidentally uploaded to iCloud, Jason Segel tries to explain why deleting the file won't work. "Nobody understands the cloud," he says. "It's a fucking mystery!" He's kind of right.

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Your Nexus 6's Lack of Fingerprint Sensor Is Apple's Fault

Your Nexus 6's Lack of Fingerprint Sensor Is Apple's Fault

The Nexus 6 is incredibly large and also amazingly good . But as your fingers slide around that monstrous screen, there's one thing that's missing: finger print recognition. And that, apparently, is Apple's fault.

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China's Newest Apple Store Is A Calligraphy Masterpiece

I am defiantly not an Apple Store kinda person. I've yet to queue up for the latest iPhone, certainly don't aimlessly browse around during my lunch hour, and buy all my cases off Amazon. But Apple's latest chunk of Cupertino on foreign soil would make me change all that.

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Report: The Apple Watch Will Only Last 2.5 Hours With "Heavy" Use

Report: The Apple Watch Will Only Last 2.5 Hours With

We've heard rumors for some time that Apple's been less than pleased with the purported battery life of its upcoming Apple Watch. And now, it looks as though it has plenty of reason to be worried. According to a new report from 9 to 5 Mac, the Apple Watch the battery is looking at just 2.5 to 4 hours of "active application use" before it dies. Yeesh.

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All the Stores and Banks Where You Can Actually Use Apple Pay

All the Stores and Banks Where You Can Actually Use Apple Pay

Apple Pay has been around for a few months now, and in that time, it has expanded quite a bit. AppAdvice just updated their list of banks and stores that accept Apple Pay, so if you've been holding out for a particular store, it might be worth another look.

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App Developers In Crimea Are Getting Cut Off Thanks To U.S. Sanctions

App Developers In Crimea Are Getting Cut Off Thanks To U.S. Sanctions

When one country annexes another, there's some things you expect to happen, like airstrikes or strongly-worded letters to the UN. One consequence you probably wouldn't have predicted is that you'll no longer be able to spend $0.99 on certain apps.

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Deal alert: Apple's eye-melting Retina iMac has just shown up in the Refurbished store, meaning you

Deal alert: Apple's eye-melting Retina iMac has just shown up in the Refurbished store, meaning you can snag a basically-new model starting at $2,119, which is a few hundred dollars off list price. [Apple Refurbished via Cult of Mac]

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Leaked Companion App Spills Details on the Apple Watch

Leaked Companion App Spills Details on the Apple Watch

The Apple Watch was already one of the most anticipated gadgets of 2015 before the year even started. And though current rumors indicate we still have two months worth of waiting , a new leak of the watch's companion app, posted by the ever-reliable Mark Gurman at 9to5Mac, give us even more details on what this watch will be able to do.

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Report: Apple Pay May Launch Internationally By March

Report: Apple Pay May Launch Internationally By March

Since November, the rest of the world has been forced look on with mild annoyance and jealousy as Americans have paid for stuff with fingerprints (and a $600 phone). But according to a report from 9to5Mac, the days of having to key in a PIN - ugh- are numbered.

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Idiot Thieves Stole PINs With an iPod Nano Covered in Duct Tape

Idiot Thieves Stole PINs With an iPod Nano Covered in Duct Tape

Despite the repeated cries of tech bloggers everywhere, it would seem that the iPod isn't actually dead; it's just gone rogue. The newest ATM skimming scheme relies almost entirely on a MacGyver-ed version of your former, clickwheeled friend. How could you, iPod?

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The Apple Store Line That Could Kill You. Literally. 

The Apple Store Line That Could Kill You. Literally. 

I will never complain about waiting in line ever again.

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That Rumored 12-Inch MacBook Air Could Be a Stunner

That Rumored 12-Inch MacBook Air Could Be a Stunner

Ah, the wonders of photorealistic 3D modeling software. Though it's only been two days since 9to5Mac leaked that Apple is planning the biggest overhaul to its laptops in years—in the form of a new 12-inch MacBook Air—we've already got gauzy, hyper-real renderings of this sucker. If this is what Apple is planning, count us in.

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You Can Download North Korea's OS X Knockoff for Desktops (But Don't)

You Can Download North Korea's OS X Knockoff for Desktops (But Don't)

An anonymous Dogecoin lover recently uploaded a torrent that appears to contain the delightful Mac OS X knockoff built by North Korea. While it's not news that the DPRK created its own a Linux-based operating system that looks just like OS X , it's pretty funny that you can now play with what looks like a copy of it.

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Why Apple Could Leave Ports Behind

Why Apple Could Leave Ports Behind

While rumors of a 12-inch MacBook Air have been merrily percolating these last few months, the most interesting aspect of Apple's upcoming redesign turns out not to be the size after all. It's the apparent abandonment of ports.

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Report: A Radically Redesigned 12-Inch MacBook Air Is Coming

Report: A Radically Redesigned 12-Inch MacBook Air Is Coming

Everyone's been waiting years and years for a meaningful update to the MacBook line. According to a report from 9to5 Mac, this will be the year that a new design will arrive. The blog just published a few renderings based on details from unnamed Apple employees. And if they're correct, this new MacBook looks awesome.

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You Can Now Buy a SIM-free Unlocked iPhone 6 or 6 Plus From Apple

You Can Now Buy a SIM-free Unlocked iPhone 6 or 6 Plus From Apple

Apple is now selling contract-free iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in its stores and online. The 16 GB base model iPhone 6 will costs you $650; the iPhone 6 Plus starts at $750.

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4K Drone Footage Captures Apple's New Spaceship HQ, and It's Massive

4K Drone Footage Captures Apple's New Spaceship HQ, and It's Massive

After looking at rendered images for years , seeing real footage of Apple's new spaceship of a headquarters is a little bit surreal. We got a peek at the building's footprint last summer, but a new clip shot with a drone in 4K really shows the building taking shape. Boy, is it huge.

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iTunes Is Also Streaming The Interview Starting Today

iTunes Is Also Streaming The Interview Starting Today

According to Re/code, Apple just released The Interview on iTunes in the U.S. and Canada today at 1pm EST. Like other services which started streaming the controversial film on Christmas Eve, iTunes will also let you rent ($5.99) or buy ($14.99) the film.

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How to Set Up Your New iPhone the Right Way

How to Set Up Your New iPhone the Right Way

You got a new iPhone! Maybe it's a slightly bigger iPhone 6 or a bigger-still 6 Plus. Either way, what now? Here's what you need to get started with your new iPhone, whether you're a first-timer or an iOS pro.

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Apple Halts Online Sales in Russia Due to Seesawing Rouble

Apple Halts Online Sales in Russia Due to Seesawing Rouble

The wildly fluctuating worth of the Russian rouble currency has lead iPhone makers Apple to halt online sales in the country, as the tech giant cannot set stable prices for its wares.

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Don't Spend $30,000 On This Stupid Diamond-Covered Apple Watch

Don't Spend $30,000 On This Stupid Diamond-Covered Apple Watch

Hey, rich people: you know that $5,000 Apple Watch you already had your eye on? Forget it. This one is better, in every quantifiable way. More diamonds. Bigger price tag. An extra side order of diamonds to go with your diamonds. Oh, and you can even pay for it right now.

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The Apple Store will now let you buy stuff online with PayPal in the US and the UK.

The Apple Store will now let you buy stuff online with PayPal in the US and the UK. Along with the new payment option, Apple is also promoting PayPal Credit, which lets you pay for that shiny new MacBook in interest-free monthly instalments, rather than having to sell a kidney upfront. [re/code]

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Apple Considered This Video Game Image 'Pornographic' [UPDATED]

Apple Considered This Video Game Image 'Pornographic' [UPDATED]

Apple's history of prudishness in the face of nudity is hardly anything new, but it really sucks to see overreaching policies de-fang provocative games like massively acclaimed indie hit Papers, Please . The emotionally exhausting immigration sim's nudity made players uncomfortable. I thought it was important.

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Apple Is Pulling a Bunch of the Neatest iOS 8 Apps

Apple Is Pulling a Bunch of the Neatest iOS 8 Apps

Remember when Apple went after that handy note-taking widget , a popular app that's one the first truly useful widgets for iOS 8? Turns out, Apple's been pulling all kinds of apps that take advantage of new features in iOS 8—even after they've been approved to be in the App Store. And developers are starting to get pretty upset.

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Report: Bose Is Going To Return To The Apple Store

Report: Bose Is Going To Return To The Apple Store

Less than two months after Bose saw its products ignominiously booted from Apple's physical and online stores, rumors are suggesting a triumphant return for Bose's high-end audio equipment, now the two firms have finished squabbling.

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