Apple Original Homepage

What the first Apple.com homepage looked like

What the first Apple.com homepage looked like

By about 5 hours ago.

Many of the earliest website designs to populate the web are nothing more than distant and irretrievable memories. While sites like the The Internet Archive Wayback Machine provide a great way to take a stroll back through Internet time, their index only goes back so far.

So it goes with the Apple.com homepage. Archived versions of Apple’s homepage on the Wayback Machine only go back to October 1996, a shame given that Apple had a website up and running for many years prior.

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PS4 vs. Xbox One

After a brief lull, the PS4 is back to trampling on the Xbox One and Nintendo 3DS

After a brief lull, the PS4 is back to trampling on the Xbox One and Nintendo 3DS

By about 6 hours ago.

After being edged out by the Xbox One in December and falling behind the Nintendo 3DS in February, the PlayStation 4 reclaimed its spot at the top of the hardware sales chart in March, the NPD Group revealed in its latest report. More →

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Hit List

France Charlie Hebdo Patriot Act

French government really doesn’t want you comparing its new surveillance bill to the Patriot Act

French government really doesn’t want you comparing its new surveillance bill to the Patriot Act

By about 6 hours ago.

France insists it’s not working on a French version of the U.S. Patriot Act that would give the government massive additional surveillance powers, The Verge reports. But the French government is definitely interested in passing a law that would give it more freedom to collect information in its fight against terrorism, even if local businesses and human rights organizations are criticizing the initiative. More →

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Quentin Tarantino The Hateful Eight Trailer

Watch the teaser for Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight in HD right here

Watch the teaser for Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight in HD right here

By about 7 hours ago.

One of the most interesting movies coming out this year is Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight, and a first cryptic teaser trailer for it was released last summer. However, French publication Nowhereelse discovered a HD version of it that looks much better than the earlier version we saw. More →

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Game Changers

Office Apps for Windows Phone

Microsoft will finally give Windows Phone users something to get excited about soon

Microsoft will finally give Windows Phone users something to get excited about soon

By about 8 hours ago.

Five months after the release of the mobile Office suite for iOS, Microsoft is finally bringing Word, Excel and PowerPoint to its own Windows Phone users. On Monday, Jared Spataro, general manager for the Office marketing team, took to the Office Blogs to announce that the Office Universal apps preview for Windows 10 would hit phones by the end of the month. More →

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Batman v Superman Official Trailer

The official Batman v. Superman trailer was just published – watch it here now!

The official Batman v. Superman trailer was just published – watch it here now!

By about 8 hours ago.

It took them long enough.

After sitting idly by while a firestorm raged through the Internet following the low-quality leak of the Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer, Warner Bros. Pictures has finally shared the real thing.

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Apple Pay Launch in Canada

Bringing Apple Pay to other countries will be an agonizingly long process

Bringing Apple Pay to other countries will be an agonizingly long process

By about 9 hours ago.

Apple Pay might be the most popular mobile payments solution to date, despite having been available only in the U.S. for a few months, but Apple may have a tougher time bringing it to other markets. A new report from The Wall Street Journal reveals that Canada might be the next major market to get this unique iPhone and Apple Watch feature, but Apple fans in the country may have to wait for it to arrive for several more months. More →

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Star Wars The Force Awakens Legos Trailer

Watch: A genius animator has already recreated the new Star Wars trailer with Legos

Watch: A genius animator has already recreated the new Star Wars trailer with Legos

By about 10 hours ago.

We love the Internet for many reasons but chief among them is how it gives so many talented people a creative platform that they otherwise never would have had. The latest such example comes to us from the YouTube channel FinalFeature, which has already produced a brilliant recreation of the entire new Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer using Legos. More →

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Retina MacBook Specs SSD Performance

One way the new Retina MacBook is better than any other Mac

One way the new Retina MacBook is better than any other Mac

By about 11 hours ago.

Some people have criticized the Retina MacBook since its official announcement both for its lone USB-C port and for the fact that it can’t deliver the same performance as other 2015 laptops. However, these criticisms have often ignored that Apple is giving a preview of the future for its mobile devices. If you want more evidence that the new MacBook is head of its time, look no further than a new discovery made during a recent teardown that shows how it’s better than any other Mac in one crucial aspect. More →

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Binge Watching Netflix

Find out exactly how long it’ll take to binge-watch your favorite shows on Netflix

Find out exactly how long it’ll take to binge-watch your favorite shows on Netflix

By about 11 hours ago.

If you sit on your couch and do nothing but watch every episode of AMC’s Breaking Bad back to back with no break, you’ll run through the entire series in 2.6 days, or 45.5 hours without any commercials. The same mission would take just 41 hours with every Game of Thrones episode that has aired on HBO so far, and the entire Sopranos series would take you 3.6 days.

If you’re planning to binge-watch these or any other TV shows anytime soon, there’s only one site you’ll need in order to find out exactly what you’re in for. More →

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Hollywood Studios Vs. Netflix VPNs

How Hollywood is waging war against VPNs

How Hollywood is waging war against VPNs

By about 12 hours ago.

Virtual private networks (VPNs) aren’t some wild-and-crazy piece of hacker technology — in fact, anyone who’s ever worked remotely has likely connected to corporate email through a VPN many times before. However, VPNs can also be used to fool video streaming services such as Netflix into thinking you’re actually living in a different country, which can give you unauthorized access to streaming content that’s not available in your market. Because of this, entertainment studios have been making a big push on both ISPs and streaming services to crack down on VPN use, as two stories that broke this week demonstrate. More →

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Galaxy S6 vs. iPhone 6: Zero G Case

The incredible ‘gravity-defying’ iPhone 6 case is coming to Galaxy S6 too

The incredible ‘gravity-defying’ iPhone 6 case is coming to Galaxy S6 too

By on April 17, 2015 at 3:00 PM.

The Zero G case for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus has already made an impression on Kickstarter fans, raising almost $70,000 with 12 days left in the campaign. But, unfortunately, the case that can adhere to any flat surface without falling was initially only compatible with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, meaning users who prefer other phones wouldn’t have been able to use one. More →

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Apple Watch Performance

Esteemed Apple blogger: Third-party Apple Watch apps ‘suck’ and are ‘really slow’

Esteemed Apple blogger: Third-party Apple Watch apps ‘suck’ and are ‘really slow’

By on April 17, 2015 at 2:35 PM.

During this week’s episode of John Gruber’s podcast, The Talk Show, Gruber sat down with Joanna Stern of the Wall Street Journal to talk all things Apple Watch.

About two hours and 9 minutes into the podcast, both Gruber and Stern began lamenting the poor performance they saw with third-party Apple Watch apps. “It makes me question whether there should be third party apps for it at all yet,” Gruber noted.

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