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Apple Hires BBC DJ Zane Lowe For Beats Music Streaming Service

Popular BBC Radio 1 DJ Zane Lowe has announced that he’s leaving his job at the station. That normally wouldn’t concern us, but it’s where he’s headed to next that’s caught our attention — Cupertino, into the open arms of Apple, where he’s expected to play an integral role in the formation of Apple’s nascent Beats Music-powered streaming service.


Please, Apple... Anyone... Fix My Crappy 'Smart' Car 

The last time I was in a nice new car, the in-car display tried to take us to an incorrect address 60km away. It took fifteen minutes to enter a new address. It tried to make a call accidentally. The state of the “smart” car is horrendous — like, bad infomercial horrendous — and it’s time for someone to fix it.


Apple's Car Will Drive Itself, Says Reuters

As if yesterday’s report that Apple is working on an electric car codenamed “Titan” wasn’t surprising enough, this morning Reuters issued a follow up claiming Apple’s car is actually of the self-driving variety. And there’s more.


The Solution To Awful iOS App Store Navigation Is... Pinterest?

There are more than 1.4 million apps available on iOS and finding them can be an absolute nightmare. Now, Apple and Pinterest have announced a new collaboration that will allow users to pin and download apps directly to and from Pinterest boards.


Go Set Up Two-Factor Authentication For iMessage And FaceTime Right Now

Two-Factor Authentication, though sometimes annoying, is one the best defences against nefarious individuals trying to break into your private accounts. You should really have it set up on everything, but not every company has unanimously embraced the security measure on all their apps, including Apple.


Apple JUST Got Around To Banning 'Bonded Servitude' In Its Factories 

Apple has banned “bonded servitude”, which means it won’t let its supplier factories make their new hires work for free to pay for the costs of hiring them. Good! Also: Why the hell is this just happening now?


Apple Just Spent An Incredible Amount Of Money On Solar Power

$US848 million. That’s the amount of cash Apple is spending on what Bloomberg calls “the biggest commercial solar deal EVER.” That may seem like a crap ton of money to us, it’s still less than a per cent of the $US178 billion in cash Apple — aka the 55th richest country in the world — has on hand right now.


Is The DIY Drone Movement About To Launch A Billion-Dollar Industry?

Back in the 1970s, hobbyists like Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak built homebrew computers that eventually fuelled the lucrative PC revolution. Now, a new movement of hobbyists is trying to imitate this DIY strategy to jumpstart the drone industry. But can today’s calculated drone entrepreneurialism really be considered “DIY” at all?


The Battle For Emoji Diversification Is Almost Over

The fight for emoji diversity is one with a long and storied history, but it looks like victory might be on the horizon: in the latest version of OS X, Apple is giving you more choice than just white emoji or racist emoji.


Obama Got A Sneak Peek At The Original iPhone From Steve Jobs 

US President Obama has been an Apple fanboy for a while now, according to the upcoming book Believer: My Forty Years in Politics from Obama’s political strategist David Axelrod. In 2007, Steve Jobs gave then-Senator Obama a private viewing of the iPhone before it was made publicly available.