Big iPad update will make Apple Pencil more powerful

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Six must-have accessories for Apple's new iPad Pro.
iPad Pro is about to become an even better PC replacement.
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Apple is planning to make some huge improvements to the software on the iPad, but owners will have to wait until next year to try it out.

One of the biggest new features could involve the Apple Pencil, according to a new report that claims Apple’s big update will bring a powerful annotation feature to the device aimed at professional users.

macOS Sierra gets new beta for devs and public testers

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A new Sierra beta is here.
A new Sierra beta is here.
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Apple developers continue to hammer out bugs in macOS Sierra at an incredible pace with yet new beta build of the upcoming software for Macs.

Developers and public beta testers can now download macOS Sierra beta 8, just one week after Apple released the previous beta build of the new software that brings new features like Siri for Mac, auto-unlock with Apple Watch, Apple Pay, improved iCloud integration and much more.

After ruling, Apple could owe billions in EU taxes

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Apple has taken over the Bill Graham Auditorium.
Apple faces a steep tax bill in Ireland.
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The European Commission has finally finished its investigation into Apple’s tax breaks with Ireland and it appears that the company will be slapped with a fine for more than $1 billion in back taxes. 

The commission’s final ruling is expected to come tomorrow, according to a new report that claims Ireland will be expected to calculate exactly how much Apple owes. 

Wall mount turns old cameras into new art

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This wall mount by LaudWorks pulls a retired camera from the closet to the light of day.
This wall mount by LaudWorks pulls a retired camera from the closet to the light of day.
Photo: LaudWorks via Shapeways

The iPhone turned your old cameras into relics. Why not turn a relic into a piece of art for your wall?

Outdated but still pretty, those old cameras can again see the light of day with Hangie, a discreet metal wall mount that gives something classic its rightful resting place.

Budding startup uses iPhone to keep cannabis biz legit

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iPhone scanners are helping legal cannabis growers track product and stay compliant with state regulations.
iPhone scanners are helping legal cannabis growers track product and stay compliant with state regulations.
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Before corporate shine and the smell of success, there was a counterculture aura and a whiff of weed. Pot and the dreams of some industrious guys shared a garage where the personal computing revolution incubated under the Apple brand.

So what would the late Steve Jobs think if he could see Apple’s iPhone used to keep the growing and selling of cannabis legal? Jobs, who said he smoked it early on because it made him feel more creative, might smile and say, cool!