Get 1TB of secure online storage for life [Deals]

Get a terabyte of long term, secure cloud storage at a massively discounted price.
Get a terabyte of long term, secure cloud storage at a massively discounted price.
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For something named after water vapor, cloud storage sure comes with a hefty price tag. That makes this opportunity from Zoolz extra enticing — they’re offering a lifetime of their Cold Storage service, a full terabyte of secure storage, for life. That’s a whole lot of media files, documents, anything made of 1’s and 0’s that’s worth keeping for the long term. And right now you can get this storage for the unheard-of price of $34.99 at Cult of Mac Deals.

Apple Watch’s digital crown could change the way we use iPad


You might not know that you want an Apple Watch, but you do. Trust us. Photo: Apple
Could the digital crown be a valuable addition to iPad?
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Apple has considered bringing the Apple Watch’s digital crown over to other iOS devices such as the iPad, according to a newly-published patent application.

An iPad-specific digital crown could be used for a variety of functions — including controlling the device’s volume, resizing text, zooming in on photos or with the Camera app, and much more.

iPhone 7 pre-orders will reportedly open on September 9


iPhone 7 camera lens
The iPhone 7 is just weeks away.
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The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus will reportedly be made available for pre-order on September 9, according to well-connected tipster Evan Blass.

Extrapolating from that date, it suggests that the two devices are likely to go on sale one week later, on September 16, while the official unveiling of the handsets will take place on September 7.

Today in Apple history: Apple acquires the company behind Touch ID


Apple's fingerprint scanner is experiencing a Touch of bother. Photo: Apple
Touch ID was a massive step forward for Apple.
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July 28July 28, 2012: Apple announces that it is buying biometrics company AuthenTec, ushering in the technology that allows Apple to introduce Touch ID one year later.

Coming with a price tag of $356 million, the deal gives Apple to right to use AuthenTec hardware, software and patents. In the immediate term, Apple engineers start working to build Touch ID sensors into the iPhone 5s. Longer-term, AuthenTec’s mobile wallet tech paves the way for Apple Pay.