Lust List: These ‘social’ headphones let you share your music [Review]

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Wearhaus Arc Headphones
The Wearhaus Arc headphones are the first 'social' headphones that allow music sharing between headsets.
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Lust List: Wearhaus’ Arc ‘social’ headphones

Wearing headphones tends to cut you off from the world, but Wearhaus’ Arc headphones are more sociable.

The wireless Arc headphones allow multiple headsets to stream audio from the same source. Think silent disco, watching a movie together, or sharing tunes with your BFF.

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NYC Apple store’s glass cube will be dismantled

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Hopefully the glass cube comes back.
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Apple’s giant glass cube in New York City is about to come crashing down.

The iPhone-maker’s most iconic retail store is set for major renovations this year, and according to a new filing, the glass cube is scheduled to be dismantled and removed.

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Finally, a sensible way to store and charge Apple Pencil

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The ProBack stores and charges the Apple Pencil and even has a place for the pencil cap.
The ProBack stores and charges the Apple Pencil and even has a place for the pencil cap.
Photo: Studio Tika Innovation

For all the intricate thought that went into the design of the Apple Pencil, a safe and elegant way to store and charge it with the iPad Pro was an obvious detail seemingly overlooked.

An accessories startup has produced a smart case for the iPad Pro that conveniently docks and charges the pencil along an edge.

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A simple way to avoid common email mistakes

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The MailButler plugin adds a range of super-useful features to Apple Mail.
The MailButler plugin adds a range of super-useful features to Apple Mail.
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PornHub’s new AR app makes your nude pics safe for work

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TrickPics takes the 'N' out of 'NSFW' pics.
TrickPics takes the 'N' out of 'NSFW' pics.
Photo: PornHub

Sending a saucy pic to a significant will no longer put your naughty bits in danger of being exposed to the entire internet, thanks to a new app from PornHub.

The new app called TrickPics taps into the power of augmented reality to cover up your private parts. It’s basically like Snapchat lenses, only instead of turning your face into a cute puppy, it turns package into a Christmas gift box.

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Week’s best Apple deals: Bring game night to your iPhone

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It's time to get a Ticket to Ride on your iPhone.
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If you love hit board games like Ticket to Ride and Splendor, you’ll love this week’s roundup. You’ll find heavily discounted iOS versions of those hit games, plus hot buys on earbuds, AirPort Express and more in the best Apple deals of the week.

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China wants to tighten screws on livestreaming apps

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Tim Cook meeting with China's vice premier.
Tim Cook meeting with China's vice premier on a previous visit.
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Apple has run into another hurdle in China, with internet regulators in the country reportedly calling on Apple to “tighten its checks” on live streaming apps which appear in the App Store.

While no specific live streaming apps are mentioned, popular apps include Periscope, Facebook Live, and others. Apparently the concern on this occasion concerns possible “management loopholes” with the apps in question. However, this is far from the first time the Chinese government has kicked up a fuss about Apple.

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Strapple’s mock-croc Apple Watch band gives you a taste of the exotic [Review]

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Strapple Crocodilus Apple Watch strap
No crocodiles got harmed making the Crocodilus strap. (Sorry cows!)
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Lust List: Crocodilus Apple Watch band by Strapple

This crocodile Apple Watch strap is a total crock. But in a good way! Made of Italian calfskin leather but stamped to look like crocodile skin, this beefy Apple Watch band looks exotic but costs a fraction of what a real reptile hide would set you back.

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Galaxy S8 review roundup: Samsung just schooled the iPhone

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Samsung has a winner in the Galaxy S8.
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The first reviews of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ have dropped a day ahead of their official launch in many markets, and there’s one thing to take away from them: Samsung just knocked it out of the park with its best smartphones to date.

Despite the problems the company encountered with the Galaxy Note 7 last fall, it has managed to produce two new devices that don’t disappoint. From gorgeous design and impressive cameras to the best display on the market, the Galaxy S8 series has it all.

It might not perfect, but the changes and improvements Samsung has made show Apple what a smartphone should be in 2017, and make it even more difficult for the iPhone to catch up.

Here’s our review roundup.

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It’s time to really perfect your Excel skills [Deals]

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CoM - eLearnExcel Microsoft Excel School- Lifetime Subscription
With this lesson bundle, you can up your Excel chops and make yourself even more marketable.
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OK, let’s face it: Excel is anything but sexy. But the spreadsheet software is essential to any digital workplace, so it’s well worth knowing how to use it. If you’re looking to boost your skill level with this essential app, take a look at this bundle of lessons from eLearnExcel.

With a lifetime license to eight lesson modules, you’ll learn the ins and outs of one of the most widely used applications in business today. It’s an instant upgrade to your marketability, offering crucial knowledge and even certification. And right now you can get lifetime access to eLearnExcel Microsoft Excel School for a mere $39 at Cult of Mac Deals.

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