Woz gets waxed as next Madame Tussauds statue

Coming soon to a waxworks near you.

Coming soon to a waxworks near you.

The Cult of Mac faithful have spoken: Apple’s cuddly co-founder The Woz will be the latest tech icon recreated in wax as a Madame Tussauds statue.

Beating out other possible candidates including Elon Musk, Steve Wozniak will take his rightful place alongside the waxen visages of Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg at Madame Tussauds’ San Francisco museum this fall.

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SuicideGirls give ripoff artist a taste of his own medicine

Richard Prince sold Instagram screenshots for thousands of dollars, but one of the original owners will sell it on a deep discount.

Richard Prince sold Instagram screenshots for thousands of dollars, but the original owner will sell it on a deep discount.

You can spend $90,000 on a Richard Prince “piece of art.” Or you can get the same thing from the original source he ripped off at a 99 percent discount.

Prince used screenshots of people he followed on Instagram and converted them into a large inkjet paintings he then sold for thousands of dollars. Prince did not alert the subjects their Instagram shares were being displayed and sold.

Some of the images were from the popular trend-setting SuicideGirls, whose founder has offered the same pictures printed in the same way for sale for $90 on its website.

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Get your Apple gear in hours: Apple now offering same-day delivery

Why visit the Apple Store when you can get stuff deliver same day?

Why visit the Apple Store when you can get stuff deliver same day?

Need a new Lightning cable right now but don’t have time to drive all the way to the Apple Store? Starting today you don’t even have to leave your couch to get your Apple fix, now that the Apple Store app has added same-day delivery via Postmates integration.

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Opposable thumbs take full advantage of this conceptual iPhone keyboard

Rethink the thumb.

Rethink the thumb.

Designer Frank Costa uses his iPhone 6 Plus for lots of things, but he noticed that when typing on it one-handed, the anatomy of his thumb use wasn’t as ergonomic as it could be.

Costa decided to design a new kind of keyboard for the thumbs, one that would only need you to tap and then move your thumb a short distance away from wherever you tapped. This would require less stretch and — perhaps — less stress on the thumb joints.

“So, being a designer,” Costa writes on Medium, “I played with the idea of a keyboard thought (out) for the thumb. A keyboard requiring only a single tap and some short swiping to construct words and sentences.”

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Apple confirms iMessage bug is crashing iPhones

Unicode of Death 2015

Evan likes to send malicious Unicode to co-workers.

Apple confirmed today the existence of the “Unicode of Death” security exploit in iMessages.

“We are aware of an iMessage issue caused by a specific series of unicode characters and we will make a fix available in a software update,” an Apple spokesperson said in an e-mail to Reuters.

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CBS will ‘probably’ sign Apple TV deal, if the money’s right

Add CBS to the list of broadcasters ready to sign a deal for Apple TV

Add CBS to the list of broadcasters ready to sign a deal for Apple TV

The new Apple TV streaming service might not be launching as soon as we hoped, but when it does, CBS will probably be part of the package.

CBS CEO Les Moonves made an appearance at Recode’s Code Conference and revealed that he just met with Eddy Cue last week to talk about Apple’s upcoming plans. When asked whether CBS will be apart of the new service, Moongraves said “probably.” However, it’s going to take a lot of money to close the deal.

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Cars are ‘ultimate mobile device’ and other Apple insights from Jeff Williams

The man described by Fortune as "Tim Cook's Tim Cook."

The man described by Fortune as “Tim Cook’s Tim Cook.”

Apple’s VP of operations, Jeff Williams, took the stage at Recode’s Code Conference today to talk about everything from his pride and joy (ResearchKit), to the future of Apple Watch.

A full lineup of new software and products are sure to be announced next month at WWDC, but Williams revealed some of the surprises early, telling Walt Mossberg that Apple Watch apps are about to get a new SDK so they can run faster.  Apple’s electric car project came up as well with Williams calling cars  ‘the ultimate mobile device.’

Here are seven juicy insights into Apple’s future from the interview:

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How to set default Apple Pay cards on iPhone and Apple Watch

Set your Apple Pay default credit card for your Apple Watch on your iPhone.

Set your Apple Pay default credit card for your Apple Watch on your iPhone.

If you have more than one credit card, chances are you’ll want to put them all into Apple Pay so you can use any of them when the mood strikes, or your card balance dictates.

If you’ve got an Apple Watch, you’ll need to add them to the Watch via a separate process than the way you added them to the iPhone.

Once you’ve added more than one card, though, you might want to change the default Apple Pay card. Here’s how to do just that.

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Apples Watch apps are about to get the speed boost they desperately need

Native Apple Watch apps are coming.

Native Apple Watch apps are coming.

Apple Watch is one the most incredible watch I’ve ever owned, but there’s just one problem — the apps are all soooo slow.

That could change pretty soon, according to Apple VP of Operations Jeff Williams, who says Apple will give developers a preview of native Apple Watch apps at next month’s Worldwide Developers Conference.

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Apple will kick off WWDC 2015 with June 8 keynote

WWDC is just around the corner.

WWDC is just around the corner.

Apple updated its official WWDC app this morning, and along with listing hundreds of sessions that will give developers an inside look at the latest iOS and Mac software, the app reveals the conference will kick off with a two-hour keynote June 8.

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