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10 things Apple could be trying to tell us with the iPhone 'Gather round' invitation

Macworld - Fri, 08/31/2018 - 07:00

In case you missed it, Apple has sent out its annual iPhone event invitation, and as predicted by just about everyone, it’s set to take place on September 12 at the Steve Jobs Theater at the new Apple Park campus.

But while the date isn’t so interesting, the rest of the invitation is. Set against a black background, it features a gold circle with the phrase “Gather round”—as in “Gather ‘round y’all, we got some some new iPhones to show ya!” But aside from that more literal meaning, Apple could be referring to any number of things with its crypto-vite. Here are our best guesses.

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SB822 Passes California Assembly in Big Win for Net Neutrality Campaigners

Top Stories - Fri, 08/31/2018 - 06:23

Fight for the Future hailed the result as a big win.


20 great movies you can stream this weekend to cope with your end-of-summer blues

Macworld - Fri, 08/31/2018 - 06:00
Celebrate Labor Day and make summer last just a little bit longer.

Reading the tea leaves: Technologies Apple might be interested in

Macworld - Fri, 08/31/2018 - 06:00

It’s a good thing I’m a tea drinker, because we here in the Apple pundit business spend an awful lot of time trying to read the company’s tea leaves. At best, we can glean only the slightest of indications of what Apple might have in store; the company rarely makes public-facing moves, preferring to keep its cards close to its chest. 

In recent months, however, the company’s actually done a few things that could hint at some of its areas of interest over the next few years. Let’s take a quick look at those decisions and what they might mean for the future of Apple’s product lines—both the ones it has today, as well as the ones it might have tomorrow.

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Death toll rises in New Mexico bus crash

Top Stories - Fri, 08/31/2018 - 05:51

Authorities said at least 7 people were killed when a semi-truck crossed a median on a New Mexico interstate and hit a Greyhound bus head on. ABC News' Kendis Gibson reports.


'Start Here' podcast: Asian-American students claim discrimination at Harvard

Top Stories - Fri, 08/31/2018 - 05:35

The Department of Justice said it's siding with the students. ABC News' Brad Mielke reports.


Kylie Jenner brings beauty brand to Ulta

Top Stories - Fri, 08/31/2018 - 05:01

Kylie Jenner is taking her beauty empire to the next level, via a new partnership with Ulta Beauty. The reality TV star and founder of Kylie Cosmetics took to Twitter recently to let her fans know that she is bringing her cult beauty brand to the mass retailer this holiday season. "This brand addition is yet another example of successful, digitally native brands valuing a brick-and-mortar partnership with Ulta Beauty to extend their reach with consumers," Ulta CEO Mary Dillon told WWD.


Top Dem Swalwell: Exiting White House counsel McGahn coached aides on testimony

Top Stories - Fri, 08/31/2018 - 05:00

If Democrats retake control of the House, White House counsel Don McGahn may be called to testify.


Coca-Cola buys coffee chain Costa for $5.1 billion

Top Stories - Fri, 08/31/2018 - 04:46

Coca-Cola on Friday said it had agreed to buy international coffee chain Costa from its UK owner Whitbread, in a deal that gives the beverages behemoth its first global coffee brand. "Hot beverages is one of the few remaining segments of the total beverage landscape where Coca-Cola does not have a global brand. Costa gives us access to this market through a strong coffee platform," Coca-Cola chief executive James Quincey said in a joint statement.


Myanmar struggles to digest global anger over Rohingya crisis

Top Stories - Fri, 08/31/2018 - 04:08

Baffled, hurt or indignant, many inside Myanmar are struggling to digest a week of opprobrium heaped on their country by the UN and even Facebook over the treatment of the Rohingya, a stateless Muslim group whose plight elicits little sympathy in the Buddhist-majority nation. Last year's military crackdown ostensibly on Rohingya militants pushed out some 700,000 of the minority in violence that horrified the world. A UN report on Monday pulled few punches in calling for the army chief's prosecution for genocide against the Rohingya and singled out Myanmar's democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi for failing to speak up for the group.


David Stockman Calls Trump A 'Complete Ignoramus' On Fiscal Policy

Top Stories - Fri, 08/31/2018 - 03:42

Ronald Reagan's budget director slammed President Donald Trump as an


Classics for sale: TV-featured Lotus Elan S2

Top Stories - Fri, 08/31/2018 - 03:00

If you’re hunting down the best Elan S2 on the market, you’ve just found it. As a bonus, the car has also been on the TV…


NBC Reportedly Threatened To 'Smear' Ronan Farrow If He Pressed Harvey Weinstein Exposé

Top Stories - Fri, 08/31/2018 - 01:03

New details have emerged about NBC News' reported efforts to stop Ronan Farrow


Judge halts Saturday's grizzly hunts in Wyoming, Idaho

Top Stories - Fri, 08/31/2018 - 00:55

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A federal judge has put a 14-day hold on the first public grizzly bear hunts in Wyoming and Idaho in more than 40 years, as he considers whether the government was wrong to lift federal protections on the animals.


Esports shooting survivor tells story, files lawsuit

Top Stories - Thu, 08/30/2018 - 22:52

Jacob Mitich had made it to Round Two of the Madden NFL 19 tournament in Jacksonville when the shots rang out.


Trump Attacks CNN, NY Times And NBC At Indiana Rally

Top Stories - Thu, 08/30/2018 - 22:43

President Trump named The New York Times, CNN, and NBC specifically in his complaints.


Actress Tried To Use Acid And Alligators To Dispose Of Husband's Ex-Wife

Top Stories - Thu, 08/30/2018 - 21:09

After Grant and Amanda Hayes killed Laura Ackerson, cut her body into pieces


The Latest: Hospital expecting more patients from bus crash

Top Stories - Thu, 08/30/2018 - 21:02

THOREAU, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on a commercial bus crash in New Mexico (all times local):


Bank Of America Faces Backlash After Freezing Accounts Over Citizenship Questions

Top Stories - Thu, 08/30/2018 - 20:09

Bank of America is facing backlash over reports that the company has frozen


Small air leak in Russian capsule patched at space station

Top Stories - Thu, 08/30/2018 - 16:58

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Astronauts scrambled Thursday to patch a tiny hole in a Russian capsule that was allowing air to leak from the International Space Station.


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