This week’s hottest deals on iPhone SE, iPad Pro, Apple TV and more


Big and hot: the iPad Pro is the BBW of tablets.
Ready to grab an iPad Pro? There's a deal for you.
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We’ve recently seen the first deals on both unlocked and subsidized iPhone SEs, plus the lowest price we’ve ever seen for the iPad Pro 13-inch 128GB Wi-Fi. These deals and more are in this roundup of the best Apple deals you’ll find online this week.

This Apple TV gaming controller takes you to console heaven [Reviews]


Game like a pro on your Apple TV with the Nimbus gaming controller.
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A few weeks ago, I found myself at the local Apple Store chatting to a sales associate who was demonstrating the SteelSeries Nimbus gaming controller. I had a quick go at the controls only to find myself duly impressed by the way it works as an Apple TV gaming controller.

I was intrigued enough to take another, closer look at this gaming pad to see if it’s worth picking up. Watch the video below to see my SteelSeries Nimbus review.

Starz streaming service shoots onto iOS and Apple TV


Outlander can now be streamed on Apple TV.
Outlander can now be streamed on Apple TV.
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Starz is finally getting into the streaming business.

The premium cable network revealed today that it is launching a standalone streaming service on iOS, Apple TV, and other platforms today. The Starz digital service gives you yet another monthly subscription to pay for, but the company has one killer feature it hopes will put it above the competition.

Has Apple become boring in its middle age? [Friday Night Fights]


Well... are you?!
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Apple is 40 years old today. In that time, the Cupertino company has delivered some incredible products and services, and revolutionized smartphones, tablets, and music players. But is it boring now?

Friday-Night-Fights-bug-2Some say Apple’s innovation has stalled in recent years, and it has become too predictable. The surprises we used to see during its big keynotes no longer show up, and despite its secrecy, you can almost predict its product roadmap for the next year.

Are those claims harsh? Is Apple really past its best, or will it deliver groundbreaking new products again that can shake up the consumer technology industry?

Join us in this week’s Friday Night Fight between Cult of Android and Cult of Mac as we fight over Apple at 40.

40 moments that have defined Apple over 40 years


Admiring fans check out the first iPhone in its public debut.
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Apple turns 40 years old today, and what a journey it’s been: from a promising homebrew startup to an underdog fighting off bankruptcy to an industry-straddling behemoth with $233.7 billion in revenue.

It’s impossible to boil down every significant Apple event into one story, but we did our best to pick out the 40 most significant moments in the company’s past.

Check out these key moments in Apple history below.