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How to Build an iPad Out of Lego

How to Build an iPad Out of Lego

It's estimated that one third of us own a tablet computer, so this LEGO tablet should hopefully look fairly familiar.We've used some custom printed tiles to represent the apps installed on our tablet, but you could use any decorated tiles you have in your collection.

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Bloomberg: iOS 8 Will Have Shazam's Song Identification Baked In

Bloomberg: iOS 8 Will Have Shazam's Song Identification Baked In

Can't name that tune? No worry: Bloomberg is reporting that Apple is partnering with Shazam to embed song identification software right into its forthcoming iOS 8.

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According to Recode, Yahoo is trying to persuade Apple to drop Google and make Yahoo its default iOS

According to Recode, Yahoo is trying to persuade Apple to drop Google and make Yahoo its default iOS search engine. Because that would mean more money for Yahoo and less money for Google. The free market works!

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What could Apple possibly want with a dam in Oregon?

What could Apple possibly want with a dam in Oregon? Is raising condors with hand puppets going just a bit too far? Why should we all start eating prickly pears? Hey, it's time for this week's Landscape Reads.

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Jobs' Death "Best Opportunity to Attack iPhone," Wrote Samsung Exec

Jobs' Death

The longrunning legal battle between Apple and Samsung has certainly had its low points, but an internal email unearthed by CNET sent by a Samsung executive just five days after Steve Jobs' death sheds new light on just how callous the competition got. In this case, the subject was how to leverage the death of Steve Jobs to Samsung's benefit.

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The Smartphone Industry Pledge That Could Stop Your Phone Being Stolen

The Smartphone Industry Pledge That Could Stop Your Phone Being Stolen

The likes of Apple, Google, Microsoft and other major figures in the smartphone industry have signed a pledge that will make it harder to steal cell phones—from July 2015, at least.

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Apple CarPlay Comes to Pioneer's Aftermarket Infotainment Systems

Apple CarPlay Comes to Pioneer's Aftermarket Infotainment Systems

Apple iOS car integration is coming to loads more vehicles now, thanks to a firmware update that'll make CarPlay available through Pioneer's popular aftermarket in-dash infotainment systems.

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You'll Never Leave a Charging Cable With a Built-in Alarm Behind

You'll Never Leave a Charging Cable With a Built-in Alarm Behind

It wouldn't be surprising if Apple made as much money selling replacement charging cables as it did phones and tablets. Those white Lightning cables are easier to lose than socks on laundry day, but now there's an alternative that will actually remind you to pack yours up when you've unplugged your phone.

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Before the iPhone Launched, Android Didn't Support Touchscreens

Before the iPhone Launched, Android Didn't Support Touchscreens

It's virtually impossible to imagine now, but back when the iPhone was launched in 2007, Google wasn't planning to make Android for touchscreen devices.

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How Apple Decided It Wanted to Sue Samsung for $2.19 Billion

How Apple Decided It Wanted to Sue Samsung for $2.19 Billion

If you've ever wondered how companies like Apple settle on a figure for which to sue their competitors in the many and varied legal trials you hear about, you're in luck. Court filings have revealed how Apple came to the $2.19 billion sum it's currently pursuing Samsung for.

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Apple's Latest Purchase Could Bring Siri Offline

Apple's Latest Purchase Could Bring Siri Offline

It's all well and good being able to call upon your own pocketable Siri butler, but I don't remember Bruce Wayne's buddy Alfred relying on a Wi-Fi or mobile data connection before he could stitch up his crime-fighting boss.

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Apple's WWDC Will Kick Off June 2 in San Francisco

Apple's WWDC Will Kick Off June 2 in San Francisco

There are still plenty of questions about what Apple will unveil at WWDC this year, but at least we know when it will: The company announced today that its Worldwide Developer Conference will take place June 2 to June 6 this year, at San Francisco's Moscone West.

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Reuters: Larger iPhone 6 Screens to Enter Production by May

Reuters: Larger iPhone 6 Screens to Enter Production by May

Rumors of larger iPhones have been swirling around for some time now , and the WSJ recently suggested that two would arrive some time this year . Now, a Reuters report suggests that those rumored larger screens may go into production as soon as May.

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Steve Wozniak Surprises Girl with Mac Delivery, Happy Girl Freaks Out

Steve Wozniak Surprises Girl with Mac Delivery, Happy Girl Freaks Out

Steve Wozniak just sent this fun stunt caught on video a few years ago: Watch him deliver a Mac to Emma, a girl who freaks out when she realizes her idol is at the door carrying her new computer. As Emma's father says in the video: "This is like having your lightbulbs delivered by Thomas Edison." He's totally right. Updated with Steve's explanation.

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Apple's Worldwide Retail Takeover In One GIF

Apple's Worldwide Retail Takeover In One GIF

Apple opened its first brick-and-mortar store back in 2001, and they've spread to pretty much everywhere since, as you can see in this animated map from Business Insider. Is there anywhere you can go where there isn't an Apple Store nearby?

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Steve Wozniak Tells Us He Can't Pick An Actor To Play Him—Can You Help?

Steve Wozniak Tells Us He Can't Pick An Actor To Play Him—Can You Help?

There are rumors that Christian Bale would play Steve Jobs in the good Jobs movie—written by Aaron Sorkin. But who can play the awesome Steve Wozniak? He's one of my personal heroes and I'm having a hard time imagining it. So I asked him about his opinion. Here's his reply:

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How a 2005 Steve Jobs Ultimatum Turned Into the iPhone We Know

How a 2005 Steve Jobs Ultimatum Turned Into the iPhone We Know

Way back in 2005, Apple engineer Greg Christie was toying around with ideas for a touchscreen telephone. Then, Jobs gave him an ultimatum: show serious progress in two weeks, or someone else gets the project.

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Apple's Trying To Make iOS Emojis More Racially Diverse

Apple's Trying To Make iOS Emojis More Racially Diverse

After Miley Cyrus quite rightly grumbled about the lack of racial diversity in iOS emojis a long time ago, MTV Act decided to ask Apple what it had done about it. Surprisingly, it turns out, it's pushing for change!

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Apple has begun testing a new "related search suggestion" in the App Store, which may actually help

Apple has begun testing a new "related search suggestion" in the App Store, which may actually help make finding things easier. Because, damn, it couldn't be much worse right now.

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Apple is adding NPR to iTunes radio, making it the first news station on the streaming service.

Apple is adding NPR to iTunes radio, making it the first news station on the streaming service. (Read in your best public radio voice). [Re/code]

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Report: Apple Is Negotating a Streaming TV Deal With Comcast

Report: Apple Is Negotating a Streaming TV Deal With Comcast

The WSJ reports that Apple is currently negotiating a streaming TV deal with Comcast that would use an Apple set-top-box—ahem, Apple TV refresh —and Comcast's position as the company that controls a ton of the United States' broadband infrastructure.

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Report: Apple Is Negotiating an On-Demand Music Service Like Spotify

Report: Apple Is Negotiating an On-Demand Music Service Like Spotify

Billboard reports that Apple has been talking to record labels about potentially launching an on-demand music service that would compete with Spotify and Beats Music.

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Look Out For This Dangerously Convincing Apple ID Phishing Scam

Look Out For This Dangerously Convincing Apple ID Phishing Scam

Just 24 hours after the world learned about the dangerously convincing Google Docs phishing scam , a security company revealed a very similar exploit involving the Apple ID log-in screen. And, weirdly enough, it's hosted on EA's website.

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The One Thing Apple TV Needs to Take Over Your Living Room

The One Thing Apple TV Needs to Take Over Your Living Room

Apple has already stopped calling Apple TV a "hobby." It's too important now to the company's future, and too successful in its own right. But the thing that pushes Apple TV into your living room won't be any one box redesign or killer app. It'll be the remote.

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Apple Just Patented a System That Could Put Siri In Charge of Your Home

Apple Just Patented a System That Could Put Siri In Charge of Your Home

While we were all focused on sensors that fit on our wrists, Apple was quietly winning 38 patents for a system of sensors as big as a house.

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