This rapper recorded his entire album at the Apple Store

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Prince Harvey in his studio, aka the Apple Store

Recording a rap album is tough, expensive work. Sure, you can bust out a crappy demo on computer if you can’t afford studio sessions, but when Brooklyn rapper Prince Harvey’s laptop got stolen, he found the next best thing to busting out beats at the library: The Apple Store in SoHo.

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iPhone 6s could be slightly thicker than its predecessor

Leaked alleged schematics showing the iPhone 6s.

Leaked alleged schematics showing the iPhone 6s.

Apple tends to focus on internal components rather than external changes when it comes to its incremental “s” releases.

However according to a new leaked schematic, this year the company might think a bit different — with a slightly redesigned iPhone body that, surprisingly enough, could turn out to be marginally thicker than last year’s model.

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Pegatron needs you! iPhone builder to take on 40k workers for new models

Apple is hoping for big things from its next gen iPhone.

Apple is hoping for big things from its next gen iPhone.

Apple is predicting big things for its next-generation iPhone 6s — and for Apple’s manufacturers, big orders means hiring a big workforce to deal with it.

A new report today claims that Protek, a Pegatron subsidiary based in eastern China, is hiring 40,000 additional workers to cope with the iPhone 6s manufacturing it’s scheduled to start work on next month.

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Possible iPhone 6s keynote and launch date revealed

The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus are ten weeks away.

The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus are ten weeks away.

With just two full months to go until the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus are officially unveiled, a Chinese gadget blog has allegedly revealed the launch dates of both the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus — courtesy of sources inside the Foxconn supply chain.

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iPhone 6 Plus explodes in Hong Kong (literally)

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The iPhone 6 Plus is one of the hottest phones out there.

The Chinese iPhone market is exploding, but perhaps a bit too literally for one Hong Kong woman, who claims that her 128GB iPhone 6 Plus exploded while being charged — not only separating the screen from the handset, but significantly melting the back cover.

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Best deals of the week: 98% off tech careers bundle, 7-port USB 3.0 Superspeed Hub, and more [Deals]

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Get in on some of the best offers at Cult of Mac Deals this week, with more than a day’s worth of tech business lessons, a lifetime subscription to Penzu’s digital journal, a battery-powered AC outlet/USB charger, and more.

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The best apps you might have missed this week

Hot deals ending soon: Last chance to get the Spring clean Mac bundle & more [Deals]

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Spring has left the building and these amazing deals are about to do the same, so jump on your last chance to sweep up the Spring Clean Mac Bundle, PhoneClean iOS Cleaner, and more.

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Running with Apple Watch, a beginner’s guide

For your first run, select an “open” goal

ProTip: For your first run, select an “open” goal. 

If you bought an Apple Watch hoping it would help you get fit, but you haven’t been on your first run yet, maybe you need of a little more encouragement. So here’s some advice from a reformed couch potato.

The first workout is the hardest. It gets progressively easier and more rewarding from there. You just need to know how to get started.

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Don’t forget about Samsung Pay, it’s still coming

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Samsung Pay has entered its final stages of testing. Photo: Kārlis Dambrāns/Flickr CC

Did you completely forget about Samsung Pay? Well, it’s still kicking. After a significant delay, the official launch is coming in a couple of months and Samsung is allegedly wrapping up tests to ensure it works properly.

Samsung is testing its Apple Pay competitor with eight different card companies in South Korea and is set to go live there as well as in the United States this September.

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