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Apple Watch will eventually replace your car keys

A Tesla Watch app concept. Photo: Eleks Labs

A Tesla Watch app concept. Photo: Eleks Labs

During his whirlwind tour of the Middle East and Europe, Apple CEO Tim Cook has been leaving little breadcrumbs of Apple Watch revelations.

There was the confirmation that the Watch will be showerproof in Germany, and now Cook has said it will eventually replace your car keys.

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Read the inspiring note Tim Cook left at a Holocaust museum

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Tim Cook in the Hall of Names at Yad Vashem. Photo: Yad Vashem

As part of his tour of the Middle East that included inaugurating Apple’s new Israeli R&D center, Tim Cook paid a visit to the Yad Vashem Holocaust museum today. Yad Vashem has served as the Jewish people’s living memorial to the Holocaust ever since it was established in 1953, and has seen dozens of prominent leaders grace its halls.

During his visit to the museum, including a walk through the Hall of Names, Cook left behind an inspiring message paying tribute to those who tragically perished for what they believed.

Read Tim’s entire guestbook message below:

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Google boss says innovation is key to iOS search deal

Could Apple really dump Google search? Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Mac

Could Apple really dump Google search? Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Mac

Ever since Apple replaced Google Maps with its own solution there have been rumors that Google Search might be next on the chopping block. Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer has called the Safari search deal one of the premiere search deals in the world, and that her company would be more than happy to take over.

Google’s VP of products, Sundar Pichai, doesn’t sound worried about Google losing its spot anytime soon though. In an interview with Forbes, Pichai touched on his company’s complicated search relationship with Apple, saying the best way to avoid getting sidelined is to keep adding innovative features.

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Apple’s next big event coming March 9

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The Apple Watch event invite looks like it was made with a Spirograph. Photo: Apple

Mark your calendars: Full details of the Apple Watch will be revealed March 9.

Invites were sent to the press today for a special Apple event at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco on that date. The only hint on the invite are two words: “Spring forward.”

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Tim Cook to give 2015 commencement address at George Washington University

Tim Cook is giving his first commencement address.

Tim Cook is giving his second commencement address.

On May 17, Tim Cook will be giving the commencement address to the 2015 graduating class of George Washington University. He will also be awarded a honorary doctorate of public service.

It will be the Apple CEO’s second time giving such a speech after addressing his alma mater Auburn University in 2010.

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Watch Tim Cook and the president of Israel share the love

Photo: Amos Ben Gershom/GPO

Photo: Amos Ben Gershom/GPO

Tim Cook is currently visiting Israel in conjunction with Apple opening a new office in Herzliya. As part of the trip, he met with the president of Israel, Reuven Rivlin.

The two leaders showed great respect for each other during a chat at the president’s residence. Along with recognizing an Israeli Apple VP in attendance with Cook, Rivlin thanked the Apple CEO repeatedly for “what you are doing for all humanity.” Cook talked about Apple’s love for Israel as an “ally for the U.S.” and a “place to do business.” Cook also praised Rivlin’s work to “bridge the gap” between nationalities and religions in the Middle East.

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Apple is staffing up employees for Israeli R&D center

Photo: Andy/Flickr CC

Photo: Andy/Flickr CC

Tim Cook is heading out to Israel in a few days to inaugurate what will be Apple’s biggest overseas R&D center in Herzliya, but before the place gets Cook’s official visit, Apple is already looking to expand its staff.

Apple announced that its hiring 49 more positions for the Herzliya headquarters as wells as posts at its Haifa office. The 12,500 square-meter Herzliya offices are scheduled to open this week includes a gourmet restaurant, a fish pond and green surroundings.

Some of the new job posts include the following:

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Civil rights activist John Lewis visits Tim Cook at Apple HQ

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Congressman John Lewis and Tim Cook and Apple HQ. Photo: Apple

Congressman John Lewis paid a visit to Tim Cook at Apple’s Cupertino campus today as part of the civil rights icon’s Northern California tour for his new book.

The Georgia lawmaker played a pivotal role in the bloody Selma march that’s back in the spotlight thanks to the its 50th anniversary and the Oscar-nominated film by the same name. Lewis was a guest speaker at Apple HQ today as part of the company’s celebration for Black History Month, and he met privately with Cook.

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Apple car could add a cool $50 billion onto Apple’s revenues

Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

Apple could be sitting on a goldmine with its own Apple-branded car. Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

As rumors of an Apple car start to gain speed, Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster has run the figures to find out what kind of business proposition automobiles could be for a company that tends to steer clear of small or low-margin markets.

His verdict? If Apple cars were even a “moderate success,” Tim Cook and pals could be looking at an extra $50 billion per year in revenues. To put that figure in context, it would be an increase of 23 percent on top of the already impressive cash-generating machine that was Apple in 2015.

Remind us to remortgage our homes to buy AAPL stock!

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Apple has hundreds of employees working on electric car project

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Watch out Tesla, here comes the iCar. Photo: Cult of Mac

The Apple Car rumor mill has been heating up today with reports that Apple has been hiring auto talent from companies like Mercedes and BMW. Now the Wall Street Journal is chiming in with its own report that claims Tim Cook approved Apple’s project over a year ago.

Apple reportedly has several hundred employees working on the secret project that’s aiming to create an Apple-branded electric vehicle that can take on Telsa.

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