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From: Infinite Loop ? Ars Technica

Slower iPhone, iPad, and Mac sales drive Apple?s revenue down in Q2 2016
Pretty much anything would look bad compared to Q2 of 2015, though.

Liveblog: Apple?s Q2 2016 earnings call starts at 2pm PT/5pm ET
Apple is expected to report its first year-over-year decline since 2003.

Review: The 2016 Retina MacBook is a faster version of the same machine
Improved CPUs, GPUs, and SSDs are all welcome, but the core compromises remain.


From: MacNN | The Macintosh News Network

Game Replay: Nintendo NX shipping in March, new mobile games teased
Welcome to the Game Replay, the thrice-weekly look back at the wider world of gaming by the staff of MacNN. In today's Nintendo-heavy edition, the NX console will be coming out March next year, the Wii-U will stick around until 2018, two more Nintendo mobile apps are teased, Samsung plans to create VR headsets that don't use smartphones, and both Sony and Microsoft reveal what subscribers to their console subscriptions will get next month....

App deals for OS X: Scrutiny, ScaleMaster, LosslessTunes (free)
Every so often, people browse the Internet and the Mac App Store to try and find useful things to add to their app arsenal, but sometimes it's hard to find discounted apps that you really want to get. For App Deals for OS X, the MacNN staff has compiled a list of apps for your Mac that are either a great bargain, or even free for a short while....

App deals for iOS: TotalReader Pro, OftenType, Alto's Adventure
The App Store is a constantly-changing place, with new apps joining the catalog, while others adjust their prices to encourage some new sales. App Deals for iOS aims to point you in the direction of apps for your iPhone or iPad that have been reduced in price, making them an essential purchase, or in some cases, even free....


From: MacInTouch

Report: Apple
limited hardware choices vs. longevity, Linux alternatives, changes in the personal computer market, iOS devices vs. Macs, benefits of retina displays, digital asset management (DAM), and Apple's abandonment of QuickTime on Windows

Report: Applications
remote access tips

Report: Backup
ZFS notes; Time Machine question









Etsy Is Defying Tech?s Lousy Record on Gender Diversity
Etsy Is Defying Tech’s Lousy Record on Gender Diversity
Etsy has crafted an identity for itself as an artisanal alternative to mainstream marketplaces. It's also going against the norm in other ways. The post Etsy Is Defying Tech's Lousy Record on Gender Diversity appeared first on WIRED.

Whoa, Amazon Isn?t Just Making Money. It?s Making More Than Ever
Whoa, Amazon Isn’t Just Making Money. It’s Making More Than Ever
Amazon has long favored growth over profits, dampening Wall Street's expectations for years. Today was a different story. The post Whoa, Amazon Isn't Just Making Money. It's Making More Than Ever appeared first on WIRED.

NFL Sunday Ticket Adds Live Streaming to Its Base Package
NFL Sunday Ticket Adds Live Streaming to Its Base Package
You'll still probably need a DirecTV satellite to stream live NFL games this year, but at least it's getting cheaper. The post NFL Sunday Ticket Adds Live Streaming to Its Base Package appeared first on WIRED.


From: Gizmodo

Is Captain America's Shield Really Bulletproof?

Cap?s shield has deflected all kinds of shit over the last few years, but outside the Marvel universe, vibranium is in short supply. So what can Captain America?s shield do when it?s made of titanium?


This Bad Indiegogo Campaign Won't Charge Your Phone Twice As Fast

Crowdfunding campaigns often get a bad rap for vaporware and scams, even though the vast majority come through in the end. That bad rep comes from projects that get creative with the truth and the laws of thermodynamics, such as this slightly glorified USB meter.


Here's How Tesla Is Designing The Model 3 To Be The Most Aerodynamic Car Ever Made 

Shortly after the unveiling of Tesla?s Model 3 earlier this month, Elon Musk took to Twitter in a storm of information about the new car, mentioning that the target drag coefficient was 0.21. If that target makes it to production, it would make the Model 3 the most aerodynamic high-volume production car ever made. Here?s the plan to do it.



From: National Geographic News

Woolly Wolf Spotted in Nepal Is Likely a New Species
By analyzing the animal's poop, scientists provide more evidence it's not a subspecies of the gray wolf.

9 Stunning Bird Photos Win Audubon Contest
Competition recognizes powerful examples of nature photography.


From: BBC News - Science & Environment

Tim Peake to control rover from space
British astronaut Tim Peake is set to take part in an experiment to control a space rover on Earth from his base on the International Space Station.

African leaders to hold elephant summit
African heads of state prepare to meet in Kenya to discuss how to save the continent's elephants from extinction.

'Sleepless slugs' on rise, say experts
Last year's wet summer, followed by one of the warmest winters on record, has helped to create a generation of sleepless slugs, wildlife experts have warned.




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