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2017 Supplier Responsibility Report line entry may confirm Apple's car ambitions

  Exclusive By Mike Wuerthele Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 06:48 am PT (09:48 am ET) The most recent Apple supplier report is mostly a rehash of previous years —but includes one entry from a facility that appears to exclusively produce car parts and support equipment for automobiles.For the first time, Apple lists Robert Bosch GmbH (or Bosch) as a supplier. Specifically, the Tuebinger Strasse 123 facility in Reutlingen......
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Ear Biscuits - Rhett and Link

Ear BiscuitsRhett and Link Genre: Comedy Release Date: March 26, 2017 Rhett & Link and guests have a weekly, candid conversation for your Internetainment. © © All rights reserved Original link......
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Apple mulls joining reported SoftBank-backed investment in Didi to avoid dilution of existing stake

  By Mikey Campbell Monday, March 27, 2017, 09:02 pm PT (12:02 am ET) Japanese tech giant SoftBank is reportedly in talks to back a $6 billion investment in Chinese ride-hailing firm Didi Chuxing, a move that could dilute stakes of existing backers like Apple. Apple CEO Tim Cook meets with Didi president Jean Liu in 2016. | Source: Tim Cook via TwitterCiting sources familiar with the matter, Bloomberg reports Didi i......
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Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win (Unabridged) - Jocko Willink & Leif Babin

Must buy by valor8pro Excellent book!!! There were amazing stories and practical life application. Best Leadership Book by B. Chaucer This is the first time I have ever listened to an audio book. I hav......
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Head to head: The best calendar apps for iPhone, iPad, and macOS

After two months spent examining the calendar app heavy-hitters available for iPhone and macOS, AppleInsider helps you narrow down the choices.The winner of the best calendar app for every user of macOS and iOS is...not included in this showdown. It's not that we're on a peculiar quest to determine which is the second best, though. Instead, it's because the best app for most people is Apple's own Calendar.If you're an AppleInsider reader, y......
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On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century (Unabridged) - Timothy Snyder

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The Founding Fathers tried to protect us from the threat they knew, the tyranny that overcame ancient democracy. Today, our political order faces new threats, not unlike the totalitarianism of the 20th century. We are no wiser than the Europeans who saw democracy yield to fascism, Nazism, or communism. Our one advantage is that we might learn from their experience.

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Apple's 2017 iPad vs. 2016 9.7" iPad Pro: Which model is right for you?

Paying $270 more for the same size iPad with roughly similar specs can be a tough pill to swallow —AppleInsider examines the differences between the new 2017 9.7-inch iPad, and the 9.7-inch iPad Pro from March 2016.Any new Apple hardware release brings with it choices from the faithful, and the new iPad is no exception. Sporting an A9 processor with an amazing price of $329, there are arguments to be made for users of the original iPad Air ......
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You are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life (Unabridged) - Jen Sincero

Description Audie Award Winner, Personal Development, 2014 Bestselling author, speaker, and world-traveling success coach Jen Sincero cuts through the din of the self-help genre with her own verbal meat cleaver in You are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life. In this refreshingly blunt how-to guide, Sincero serves up twenty-seven bite-sized chapters full of hilariously inspir......
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Inside Psycho - Wondery

Inside PsychoWondery Genre: TV & Film Release Date: March 23, 2017 A deep dive into the mysterious and peculiar happenings that occurred during the filming of the legendary film Psycho. Mark Ramsey Media and Wondery create a magical mix of fact and ......
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Rare photos of 'Apple II Forever' media event surface, reveal Apple keynote progenitor

  By Mikey Campbell Thursday, March 23, 2017, 05:35 pm PT (08:35 pm ET) A set of photographs taken during Apple's 1984 announcement of the Apple IIc surfaced online on Thursday, showing company cofounders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak taking part in a media bonanza that would serve as a model of contemporary Apple keynotes. Apple cofounder Steve Jobs at the "Apple II Forever" event at Moscone Center in 1984. | Source......
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Movie studios talk $30 rentals for movies still in theaters as Apple pushes for content on iTunes

  By Roger Fingas Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 09:54 am PT (12:54 pm ET) Hollywood studios are reportedly showing "greater flexibility" in negotiations with theater chains about the prospect of early movie rentals —something that could affect Apple, which is also allegedly pursuing early streaming via the iTunes Store.Warner Bros. kicked off talks a while ago by proposing $50 rentals just 17 days after a premiere, whi......
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Vicious Circle (Unabridged) - C. J. Box

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Apple online store goes down for scheduled maintenance, new hardware rumored

  By Mikey Campbell Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 01:02 am PT (04:02 am ET) As planned, Apple's online storefront was taken offline early Tuesday morning for what maintenance, sparking hopes the company is preparing to launch its first hardware product of 2017. On Monday, Apple updated its system status webpage with an announcement saying customers would be unable to access the online Apple from 3 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Easte......
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Daily Self-Discipline: Everyday Habits and Exercises to Build Self-Discipline and Achieve Your Goals (Unabridged) - Martin Meadows

Description Do you make goals yet get discouraged when your plans don't work? We all know those people who seemingly were born to succeed. Fitness, health, business - they achieve all their goals. You want that success, and know you can get it... but how? Everywhere you turn, there are obstacles that block your path. Being successful doesn't mean avoiding them; it means meeting those obstacles head on and pushing thr......
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Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind (Unabridged) - Yuval Noah Harari

Description One hundred thousand years ago, at least six human species inhabited the Earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo sapiens. How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms? How did we come to believe in gods, nations, and human rights; to trust money, books, and laws; and to be enslaved by bureaucracy, timetables, and consum......
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Four of the best casual photography and filter apps for iPhone

If you're a seasoned iPhone pro, or a new user, the vast amount of simple photography apps can be staggering — AppleInsider picks out four cheap or free ones for you to try.Camera+We're not going to blow the lid off of any secret App Store finds with this first one, but we couldn't start off a camera app list without mentioning Camera+, which is currently on version 9 and has been downloaded over 10 million times.Camera+ is pretty much the ......
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Hands On: Google Calendar on iOS continues the trend of 'fiddly but powerful'

Google Calendar could be better designed but it's hard to beat on features. AppleInsider investigates how well Google's calendar integrates with Apple's own.If you spend your days in Gmail, Google Docs and, more recently, Google Keep, go get Google Calendar 1.7.5 for iOS and stop reading. It is that powerful a calendar app and it slots in especially well with all the other services from Google.If you do not live in the G Suite, though, you ......
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Passive Income Podcast - Matthew Behdjou

Passive Income Podcast Matthew Behdjou Genre: Investing Release Date: March 14, 2017 Matthew Behdjou introduces you to the P......
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Infamous patent troll Soverain Software targets Apple products and services in new lawsuit

Soverain Software, a non-practicing entity that gained media attention for suing Newegg and other online retailers over "shopping cart" patents, on Thursday filed a complaint against Apple for alleged infringement of IP relating to internet-based services.Screenshot of Soverain's webpage. Public access to the site was removed sometime last year.In its lawsuit, filed with the patent holder friendly Eastern District Court of Texas, Soverain l......
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Chrome 57 for Mac throttles background tabs for better CPU use & battery life

  By Roger Fingas Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 12:43 pm PT (03:43 pm ET) The desktop versions of Chrome —including the Mac edition —now throttle the performance of background tabs, according to Google, reducing CPU demand and hence the browser's power consumption on MacBooks.In particular the Chrome 57 update limits the timer fire rate of background tabs deemed to be consuming too much power, the official Chromium blo......
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Polar H10 Bluetooth Heart Rate Sensor offers enhanced accuracy, iPhone connectivity

  By Mike Wuerthele Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 12:08 pm PT (03:08 pm ET) Wearable technology company Polar has introduced the H10 Bluetooth Heart Rate Sensor, with the new version of the chest-worn device offering greater accuracy over previous models, plus the ability to be connected to an iPhone and Apple Watch using the company's app.The Polar H10 is a combination of enhanced hardware and an improved heart rate a......
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McDonald's tests mobile ordering from iOS app ahead of global rollout

  By Malcolm Owen Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 10:47 am PT (01:47 pm ET) McDonald's has started to test mobile ordering of food from some of its restaurants, with customers in areas of Washington and California among the first to try out the iOS app's new feature, which the fast food chain hopes to spread globally later this year. Customers will be able to place their order from the iOS app before arrival, with the ap......
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Apple's Brickell City Centre store in downtown Miami to open on March 25

  By Roger Fingas Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 09:43 am PT (12:43 pm ET) Apple's first store in downtown Miami —Brickell City Centre —will see a grand opening on Saturday, March 25, the company has announced.The new shop is located on the second floor of the West Block building at 701 South Miami Avenue, near Saks Fifth Avenue. It will begin business at 10 a.m. local time, though no regular store hours have been made ......
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Australian banks call alternatives to NFC 'unrealistic' in fight to avoid using Apple Pay

Major banks in Australia find alternatives to NFC-based payments, such as Apple Pay, to be an "unrealistic" prospect to the Australian mobile payment marketplace, according to a submission provided to a government regulator, arguing for Apple to open up access of the iPhone's NFC technology to third parties. The latest submission from the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Westpac Banking Corporation, the National Australia Bank, and the Bendi......
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Supply chain suggests Apple's 'iPhone 8' will sport mildly curved Samsung OLED screen

  By Mike Wuerthele Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 08:12 am PT (11:12 am ET) Yet another report has emerged from the Chinese supply chain, suggesting that while the high-end "iPhone 8" will have a curved screen, but it won't be so pronounced as to make it unrecognizable as an iPhone at first glance.'iPhone 8' concept image by Moe Slah.Samsung continues to be named as the OLED screen supplier for the "iPhone 8," accordin......
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Samsung could rejoin Apple's iPhone processor supply with 2018 'A12' chips

  By Roger Fingas Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 07:53 am PT (10:53 am ET) Samsung is reportedly intensifying its investments into chip production, with an eye on once again manufacturing A-series processors for Apple starting in 2018.The company will make "supplemental investments" into its 10-nanometer production lines in April, and build out 7-nanometer facilities in 2018, said South Korea's ET News. The 7-nanometer ......
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Speculation suggests Apple could debut new 9.7-inch iPad next week

  By AppleInsider Staff Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 07:09 am PT (10:09 am ET) With Apple rumored to unveil new products next week, but no media event seemingly planned, onlookers have been left to guess what— if anything— the company could launch with so little fanfare. One wild guess: A new 9.7-inch iPad, potentially replacing the iPad Air 2. New 10.5" 326ppi display 12.9" size also remains Faste......
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Over 187,000 apps could become obsolete with Apple's 64-bit only 'iOS 11'

  By Roger Fingas Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 06:40 am PT (09:40 am ET) Some 187,000 apps could be rendered useless with the launch of "iOS 11," according to an app analytics firm, assuming the anticipated update is when Apple plans to kill 32-bit support.The number represents about 8 percent of all titles on the App Store, Sensor Tower said. The real-world figure could potentially be much higher though, as the firm'......
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Pegatron confirms it can build the iPhone in the US, assuming Apple picks up all the costs

After a few months of revenue boosted by Apple production demands, manufacturing partner Pegatron's CEO says that the company could build the "iPhone 7s" and "iPhone 8" in the U.S. if it is asked to —but Apple would have to shoulder all of the company's costs for doing so."As long as there is demand, whether the clients are American or Chinese, Pegatron already has its production lines in place," Pegatron CEO Liao Syh-jang said at an invest......
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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Read by Eddie Redmayne (Unabridged) - J.K. Rowling & Newt Scamander

Description A set textbook at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry since publication, Newt Scamander's masterpiece has entertained wizarding families through the generations. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is an indispensable introduction to the magical beasts of the wizarding world. Scamander's years of travel and research have created a tome of unparalleled importance. Some of the beasts will be fam......
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