Fight zombies en route to the Great White North in Death Road to Canada


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The walking dead, eh!
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Ever wished for a retro-styled zombie survival game built around a road trip in the Great White North? If so, you’ll almost certainly be excited to hear that the excellent Death Road to Canada has just landed on iOS. If you haven’t had such an oddly-specific dream, you’ll want to download this game anyway. Trust us, this is great stuff!

Check out the trailer below.

Siri and Alexa battle it out to be voice of Marriott hotels


It's not as easy as you might think.
"OK Siri, check into my room!"
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Siri apparently has a new war on its hands: battling with Amazon’s Alexa over who gets to be the voice-controlled platform of choice in Marriott hotels.

According to a new report, Marriott International is currently testing devices from both companies at its Aloft hotel in Boston.

Today in Apple history: PowerCD paves the way toward a lucrative future


Do you remember the PowerCD?
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Mar22 March 22, 1993: Apple launches the PowerCD, the first device from the company that doesn’t require a computer to work.

A portable CD player that also worked as an external CD drive for Macs, PowerCD will ultimately fail in the marketplace — but it offers a glimpse of the extremely lucrative path Apple will follow a decade later.

Hackers try to extort Apple with threats of resetting iCloud accounts, wiping devices


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Hackers claim they have access to up to 559 million Apple accounts.
Photo: Hackers, United Artists

Hackers who claim to have access to millions of iCloud and Apple email accounts are reportedly trying to extort Apple, threatening to remotely wipe individuals’ devices if their demands aren’t met.

Identifying themselves as the “Turkish Crime Family,” the attackers are demanding $75,000 in cryptocurrencies Bitcoin or Ethereum, or else $100,000 in iTunes gift cards. In exchange, they claim they will delete the data cache.

YouTuber gets hands-on with new (RED) iPhone 7 Plus


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The world's first YouTube unboxing of the new iPhone.
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While the rest of us are going to have to wait for preorders to open on March 24, lucky YouTuber Marques Brownlee, a.k.a. MKBHD, has already gotten his hands on the newly-announced (PRODUCT)RED iPhone 7 Plus.

And, wouldn’t you know it, he’s treated the world to an unboxing video. Check it out below.

RED or dead? Apple’s best and worst PRODUCT(RED) devices


Which Apple PRODUCT(RED) product has us seeing red?
Which Apple PRODUCT(RED) products have you seeing red?
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The new PRODUCT(RED) iPhone is the latest limited-edition Apple product to turn a crimson paint job into a pile of green, all for a worthy charity.

Apple got involved 11 years ago with The Global Fund to benefit AIDS programs in Africa. In that time, Apple has raised millions of dollars for the charity — and released some pretty sweet special-edition products to boot.

Here are our picks for the best Apple PRODUCT(RED) products (plus, the absolute worst of all time).

Apple’s new Clips app muscles in on fun social video sharing


Clips will launch in early April.
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Apple has announced the upcoming launch of a new app designed to make it fun and easy for people to create and share “expressive videos” on their iPhone and iPads.

Called Clips, the social app will work by combining video clips, photos and music into videos that can be shared with friends through the Messages app, or using Instagram, Facebook and other popular social networks.