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This week’s top stories: iPhone XS & Apple Watch Series 4 release, new iPad & AirPower hints, more

In this week’s top stories: The iPhone XS and Apple Watch Series 4 arrive, iOS 12, watchOS 5, and tvOS 12 are released to the public, hope for AirPower continues, and more. Read on for all of …
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An Apple I computer is expected to fetch $300K

Steve Wozniak was giving it away free. The Apple co-founder tweaked and soldered computer circuit boards in the mid-1970s from his cubicle at Hewlett-Packard and an apartment in Cupertino, Calif. He s…
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Apple Watch fire face was made with actual fire

With the Apple Watch Series 4, Apple introduced a new, larger display. It now has rounded edges and thinner bezels. And the company took advantage of that display to introduce new fire, water, liquid metal and vapor faces. Apple didn’t use CGI to create those faces — they shot those faces in a studio.

Many companies would have rendered those effects on a computer given the size of the display. But those are actual videos shot with a camera.

Cool Hunting shared a video of the actual process, and it’s insane:

As you can see, Apple used a flamethrower against a transparent surface, exploded a balloon at the top of a basin of water, made a color powder explosion in a cylinder and rotated a small puddle of metallic liquid.

It says a lot about Apple’s design culture — they don’t take shortcuts and they have a lot of money.

Here’s the introduction video for the new Apple Watch:


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Did Apple Just End The ‘Golden Age’ Of Government iPhone Hacking?

Apple’s latest devices are believed to be the most secure iPhones … When turned on, as it is by default, any iPhone that’s been locked for an hour cannot transfer data to a connected computer—vital …
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