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Apple's Big MacBook Event Is October 27

Apple just sent out press invites for an event taking place on October 27. You know what that means — new MacBooks!

After Five Years, Will Apple Finally Properly Update The MacBook Pro?

The last major update to the MacBook Pro was in 2012. Sure, it’s had incremental upgrades like a higher-res Retina display and the Force Touch haptic trackpad since then, but we’ve been waiting a long time for something new. (We’ve been waiting even longer for a new MacBook Air.) It seems all but certain, though, that Apple will hold an event on October 28th Australian time to introduce the world to a new, high-tech MacBook Pro — possibly with a set of function keys that are also full-colour touchscreens.

Apple CEO Tim Cook Was On Hillary Clinton's List Of Potential Vice Presidential Canidates

An email stolen from Hillary Clinton campaign chair John Podesta, and released by Wikileaks reveals that Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, and Apple CEO Tim Cook were on a list of potential vice-presidential candidates Podesta sent to Clinton.

Using Your iPhone 7 In The Shower Is The Latest Status Symbol

In 250 BC, Greek mathematician Archimedes sat down in a public bath and realised that the volume of water displaced equaled the volume of his body. This was the birth of the “eureka!” moment, and the realisation that I could use my iPhone 7 in the shower this weekend was exactly the same.

If You Want To Dig Up Apple's Secrets, Go To Jamaica

When it comes to Apple, Jamaica knows all. Quartz has an interesting report out today about Apple’s habit of filing trademark applications for new products, including macOS and the Apple Watch, in the Caribbean country. The reason? Secrecy, of course.

Look What Happens When The iPhone 7's Home Button Breaks

If your iPhone 7 home button breaks, Apple has a neat way of keeping the phone operational: An on-screen version.

Leaked Emails Show How Apple Tried To Lobby The Clinton Campaign On Encryption

The revelations from Wikileaks’ dump of hacked emails from Hillary Clinton’s campaign chair John Podesta keep coming. Newly unearthed messages show how Apple tried to lobby the campaign on legal issues like the on-going encryption debate. It’s an enlightening snapshot that shows how tech lobbying works.

This New Beats Ad Is All About Apple's Fancy New Bluetooth

Oh, and celebrities. It’s full of celebrities.

Apple's Electric Car Is As Good As Dead

You won’t be driving a car with that distinctive white chomped-apple logo on the front of it any time soon, it seems. Apple’s widely-rumoured electric car project has had the brakes put on it both from the inside and the outside, with the tech giant apparently having problems securing deals with automotive parts suppliers to actually, y’know, put a car together.

Apple Is Removing Anti-Theft Cables From iPhones In Some Stores

Apple is testing out a new way to display iPhones in some stores in the UK and Canada — completely naked. On Saturday, Apple will reopen its fancy flagship store in London after a year-long renovation, showing off the brand new iPhone 7 without any security tethers, which presumably makes it extremely easy for any casual shopper to pocket one.

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