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Apple pulls games with Confederate flag artwork from App Store

Apple's yanking down the Confederate flag

Apple’s yanking down the Confederate flag

It’s been over 150 years since the South lost to the Union army in the American Civil War, but only recently has the call to finally remove the Confederate Flag from public places picked up steam. Now Apple is getting in on the action too by banning all Civil War games from the App Store that display the Confederate Flag in “offensive and mean-spirited ways.”

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Will.i.am thinks the Apple Watch is weird

Will.i.am cheesin' with Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts at the Apple Watch unveiling.

Will.i.am cheesin’ with Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts at the Apple Watch unveiling.

Black Eyed Peas founder Will.i.Am has been an Apple fanboy for years, but when it comes to supporting Jony Ive’s new wearable, the singer thinks it’s just weird.

During a panel discussion at the Cannes Lions festival, Mr I.Am said he recently saw a man at the gym with an iPhone 6 strapped to his arm even though he was wearing an Apple Watch, and it just didn’t look right he told SaleForce CEO Marc Benioff.

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Apple unveils Beats 1 Times Square billboard

Apple Music is preparing for invasion

Apple Music is preparing for invasion

Apple Music is gearing up to take on Spotify and Pandora in less than seven days, and to get the word out, Apple has taken over New York City’s Time Square with a massive billboard promoting Beats 1 Radio.

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Carl Icahn: Apple could be one of the great stocks of the century

Carl Icahn is coo-coo for AAPL.

Carl Icahn is coo-coo for AAPL.

Carl Icahn is bearish on the current stock market. After making billions buying Netflix shares near $58, the iconic investor announced today that he’s cashing out now that the stock is trading around $677 because the ‘overheated.’

Despite pulling out of Netflix though, Icahn is still super bullish on AAPL and thinks that the stock is actually at the same point now as when he bought into Netflix back in 2012.

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Apple Watch is more popular now than orginal iPhone

Apple Stores finally have Apple Watch in stock

Apple Stores finally have Apple Watch in stock

The launch of the original iPhone and the first Apple Watch have been polar opposites. While the iPhone was available at Apple Stores and third-parties on launch day, getting your hands on an Apple Watch on April 24th was almost impossible.

According to researchers at Morgan Stanley, that’s because the Apple Watch is in even more demand than the original iPhone weeks after it launched in 2007.

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Pharrell Williams is on Team Taylor in battle vs Apple Music

Pharrell's got Taylor Swift's back

Pharrell’s got Taylor Swift’s back

Pharrell Williams has been Apple’s BFF lately, but when it comes to the battle between Apple and Taylor Swift, Skateboard P is on Team Taytay.

The eleven-time Grammy award winning artist spoke at the Cannes Lions Festival today (where Apple just scooped up a big award), and said that what Taylor did was a great thing for music.

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Apple Music adds 20,000 indie labels by signing Beggars Group and Merlin

Apple Music is a music service like no other.

Apple Music is a music service like no other.

Indie musicians haven’t been too keen on Apple’s music streaming service that originally planned to cut them out of a paycheck for three months. Now that Taylor Swift has won her battle against Apple Music, thousands of indie artists are changing their tune toward the upcoming service.

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iOS 9 will automatically delete your apps to free space for updates

iOS 9 is coming

iOS 9 is coming

Upgrading to a new version of iOS isn’t an easy task if you’ve got a device with 16GB or storage or less. Starting with iOS 9 though, Apple’s going to help you free up space by automatically deleting your apps. But don’t worry, it’ll put them right back after updates are done.

This is what the notification looks like if you don’t have enough space:

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Apple Music teases exclusive Pharrell song ahead of June 30th launch

Pharrells got some new jams for Apple Music

Pharrells got some new jams for Apple Music

Apple Music is ready to launch in just seven days, and it looks like it’s coming with some exclusive songs too.

Pharrell tweeted out a short video of an unreleased song ‘Freedom’ this morning. Based on the tweet, it looks like the song could be part of a new album that’s coming exclusively to Apple Music.

Check out a short snippet of it below:

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Instagram wants to be your favorite travel app with Places Search

Places Search lets you scout spots

Places Search lets you scout trendy spots

Instagram is already one of the best way to explore your friends lives, and now with its latest update, it wants to be even better at helping you scout awesome travel spots before you hit the road.

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