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Apple and Facebook Are Right on Eggs

Feminist critics have denounced Apple and Facebook for offering to cover the costs of female employees freezing their eggs. But surely expanding reproductive choice is fundamentally feminist.

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Apple Paid $1 Million for a Lame Mystery Box to Impress the Press

Apple built considerable anticipation for their September media event . They erected a mysterious white building at site where Steve Jobs unveiled the first Macintosh computer in 1984, leading fanboys to feverishly speculate something mind-blowing was inside. It was just a stage to unveil Watch and a bigger iPhone.Read more…

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Egg Freezing Isn’t Cool

$20,000 for egg freezing sure makes for a flashy PR announcement, but Apple and Facebook’s latest employee benefit is more of the same for women in tech.

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Bono Is Sorry U2 Infected Your Phone With Their New Album

Sunglasses model Bono has admitted that, yes, dropping U2’s new album Songs of Innocence on everyone’s iPhones without their permission was probably not a very good idea. He’s sorry about it. http://valleywag.gawker.com/apple-tells-cu… Read more…

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Tech firms help workers freeze eggs

Women working for Facebook and Apple are being offered an additional perk: they can have their eggs frozen.

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Facebook and Apple Offer Egg-Freezing Perk So Women Never Stop Working

Tech corporations have perfected the science of the employee perk: a lavish amenity designed to keep workers in the office and fixated on the job. Facebook and Apple recent to pay for female employees to freeze their eggs is perhaps the most fascinating example of what’s behind America’s unbalanced work-is-life mindset.Read more…

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Someone Wrote a Pop Song Using iOS 8’s Predictive Text

iOS 8’s QuickText feature, in addition to being a not-particularly-good way to actually send a text, is a pretty good way to generate quasi-random gibberish. Jonathan Mann, a guy who has uploaded a new original song to YouTube every day since January 2009, used it to write a song.Read more…

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An Impressively Catchy Pop Song Written With iOS 8’s Predictive Text

iOS 8’s QuickText feature, in addition to being a not-particularly-good way to actually send a text, is a pretty good way to generate quasi-random gibberish. Jonathan Mann, a guy who has uploaded a new original song to YouTube every day since January 2009, used it to write a song.Read more…

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Sapphire screen maker in bankruptcy

Shares in GT Advanced Technologies plunge over 90% after the maker of sapphire glass screens, some of which are used in Apple products, files for bankruptcy.

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All Email and No Play Makes Apple an Awful Place to Work

Rarely does an Apple employee leave the Jobsian cult and bad-mouth their former leaders. But when they do, we learn that Apple is business built on long-hours and abuse . These recent tales from two former managers make the company sound a lot worse.Read more…

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Europe questions Apple’s Irish taxes

The European Commission publishes a letter sent to Apple accusing it of benefiting from illegal state aid through its tax arrangements in Ireland.

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EU to decry Apple’s Irish tax deal

The EU is expected to accuse Apple of benefiting from illegal state aid through its tax arrangements in Ireland.

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Tech Titans Lobby Hard So Privacy Law Won’t Hurt Precious Wearables

Apple may have only unveiled their long-awaited Watch a few weeks ago, but they’re already pushing the government to make sure it isn’t subjected to health privacy regulations. According to Politico, companies including Intel, Apple, and Fitbit are pouring millions into lobbying campaigns against regulating wearables like medical devices.Read more…

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The Washington Post Has Your Correction of the Week

Yesterday, the Washington Post published an op-ed by a former FBI official who argued, as the headline puts it, that “Apple and Google’s new encryption rules will make law enforcement’s job much harder.” Today, it added an editor’s note that suggested precisely the opposite.Read more…

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U2 Has a Secret Plan to ‘Save the Music Industry’

Not by giving away its album for free. Something else. As the band explains in a new Time International cover story, they’re partnering once more with Apple on a new kind of digital music they maintain will make it easier for bands at all levels of fame to get paid … More »

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Apple Keeps Steve Jobs’ Empty Office Untouched

Like an emotionally abusive high school coach still haunting your anxiety dreams, the specter of Steve Jobs looms over the Apple of today. Maybe preserving his office three years after his death is making that worse.Read more…

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Apple Tells Customers How To Delete the Stupid U2 Album Nobody Wanted

Last week, Apple CEO Tim Cook pranked the entire iPhone-toting world with a gratis copy of U2’s new album—”Songs Of Innocence”—beamed directly to everyone’s phone, without asking. Today, it’s letting you undo this dark magic.Read more…

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Apple Reportedly Paid Over $100 Million to Infect Your Phone With U2

According to Billboard, Apple is reportedly pouring at least $100 million into a campaign surrounding U2’s new album, which you may be aware of after it was put onto your phone without your consent. A large sum of that money went directly to U2, while the public got a new U2 album for free. Let’s tally up the winners and losers of this transaction.Read more…

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Apple Reportedly Paid Over $100 Million to Infect Your Phone With U2

According to Billboard, Apple is reportedly pouring at least $100 million into a campaign surrounding U2’s new album, which you may be aware of after it was put onto your phone without your consent. A large sum of that money went directly to U2, while the public got a new U2 album for free. Let’s tally up the winners and losers of this transaction.Read more…

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Wearables Hit the Runway at Fashion Week

The fashion community is unimpressed by the Apple Watch, so clothes designers who know how to code are stepping up to show the true future of wearable tech.

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