Read the inspiring note Tim Cook left at a Holocaust museum

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Tim Cook in the Hall of Names at Yad Vashem. Photo: Yad Vashem

As part of his tour of the Middle East that included inaugurating Apple’s new Israeli R&D center, Tim Cook paid a visit to the Yad Vashem Holocaust museum today. Yad Vashem has served as the Jewish people’s living memorial to the Holocaust ever since it was established in 1953, and has seen dozens of prominent leaders grace its halls.

During his visit to the museum, including a walk through the Hall of Names, Cook left behind an inspiring message paying tribute to those who tragically perished for what they believed.

Read Tim’s entire guestbook message below:

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Apple launches web-only iCloud apps for everyone

iCloud apps are now open to everyone. Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

iCloud web-apps are now open to everyone. Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

You no longer need a Mac or iOS device to access Apple’s web-only version of iCloud apps.

Apple announced that starting today, anyone — even PC-users — can access its suite of iCloud web-based productivity apps, Pages, Numbers, and Keynote, for free.

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Kanye West on why he’s inspired by Jony Ive(s)

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Zane Lowe and Kanye West during emotional interview: Photo: BBC

Zane Lowe, BBC DJ and future Apple employee, sat down with Kanye West today to talk about a number of subjects, including what the rapper’s amazingly innovative company will look like when it hits his projected $1 trillion valuation.

West didn’t sound too sure about the products he’ll be selling, but he pointed to some advice he got from none other than Apple design legend Jony Ive, saying innovation is basically overrated.

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Steve Wozniak declares FCC’s net neutrality ruling a ‘victory for the people’

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The Woz is happy about today’s FCC ruling.

Today the FCC made a historic move to protect net neutrality. By reclassifying ISPs under Title II of the Communications Act, the internet is now regulated like a utility.

“While some other countries try to control the internet, the action that we take today is an irrefutable reflection of the principle that no one, whether government or corporate, should control a free and open access to the internet,” said FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler during a packed meeting today in Washington DC.

In attendance at the meeting was Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, who called the FCC’s decision a “victory for the people.”

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‘Spring Forward’ wallpapers put Apple Watch invite on your Mac and iPhone

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Apple’s invite for the Apple Watch event looks like it was designed on a spirograph, but it’s also quite lovely.

Some Apple fans have already whipped up high-res wallpapers of the invite to remind you all day every day that all the info about Jony Ive’s fabulous timepiece will be revealed on March 9th.  The wallpapers come in versions for Mac, iPhone and iPad.

Grab yours below:

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Stealth game République Remastered gets even more gorgeous on Mac

You are her only Hope. Photo: Camoflaj Games

You are her only Hope. Photo: Camoflaj Games

République Remastered is the gorgeously rebooted Mac and PC version of Seattle-based Camoflaj’s intriguing episodic stealth video game that originally came out for iPad and iPhone in December of 2013.

The development team took the opportunity to completely revamp the game within the updated game engine, Unity, moving the entire project from Unity 4 to Unity 5. By making this the first game release ever with the Unity 5 engine, they got early access to the engine in return for documenting their process.

“When Unity 5 was announced we saw our chance to make good on our two-year old promise to make a PC and Mac version of République,” writes the team on the Unity blog. “In addition to spending months completely reworking the game’s controls and UI, we knew we’d benefit from an increased wow factor on this new platform. From our dumpy office in downtown Bellevue (surrounded by industry titans like Bungie and Valve), we’ve put our heart and soul into this ambitious and at times, difficult, project.”

Check out the official game trailer below to see how they succeeded in making this already stunning game even more gorgeous.

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Ain’t no mountain high enough for this wingsuit daredevil

Russian BASE jumper Valery Rozov leaves his team behind after a recent wingsuit flight from Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa. Photo: Thomas Senf / Red Bull Content Pool

Russian BASE jumper Valery Rozov leaves his team behind after a recent wingsuit flight from Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa. Photo: Thomas Senf / Red Bull Content Pool

Valery Rozov is running out of mountains off which to jump.

The Red-Bull-pedaling daredevil added Mount Kilimanjaro to a recent jump in a wingsuit, traveling a horizontal distance of nearly two miles in a minute-long free fall before pulling his parachute to safely land at Barranco Camp. He was greeted by several Africans, who hoisted him on their shoulders.

“The locals had heard what I was up to and were pretty impressed,” Rozov, 50, told redbull.com.

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Apple will live stream March 9 Apple Watch event

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Didn’t get your invite to the exclusive Apple Watch event on March 9? Apple’s still going to let everyone in on the action with a livestream of the event from the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

Apple posted a link to the live stream for the March 9th event on it’s homepage today. The keynote kicks off at 10AM PDT, when it’s expect that Apple will announce all the details about Apple Watch.

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Apple now accounts for 10% of Nasdaq’s index value

This just keeps getting higher and higher. Photo: Rob LeFebvre/Cult of Mac

This just keeps getting higher and higher. Photo: Rob LeFebvre/Cult of Mac

The Nasdaq has been flirting with busting past the 5000 mark for days now, but investors are blaming one stock on holding it back: AAPL.

Apple shares have ballooned to their highest value ever over the past month. After weeks of growth, the stock’s performance has been flattish the last few days, which is a big problem for Wall Street because Apple now accounts for 10% of the Nasdaq’s index value.

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Prepare for House of Cards’ return with more dramatic political chicanery

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Now that Frank is president, everything should be smooth sailing. Why are we even doing a third season? Photo: Netflix

Netflix’s super-political drama House of Cards returns for its third season Friday, and if the Muppet version wasn’t enough to hold you over before you watch all the new episodes in one sitting this weekend, we’re here to help.

You should check out these shows if you need a fix of shenanigans and power plays that go all the way to the top.

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