Twitter wants to make ‘abusive’ tweets disappear


The lesser-spotted patent troll.
Internet trolls are real.
Photo: Andrew Becraft/Flickr CC

Twitter has announced that it’s ramping up its efforts to stop online abuse by implementing new tools designed to banish trolls and make itself into a “safer place.”

The microblogging company will introduce measures designed to stop repeat offender users from making new accounts to troll people who have blocked them. It will also change its search function to get rid of “potentially sensitive” content from showing up in regular search results.

Tim Cook calls AirPods a ‘runaway success’


Getting your hands on AirPods is almost impossible.
Photo: Ste Smith/Cult of Mac

Apple CEO Tim Cook was all smiles during a brief appearance at the New York Stock Exchange this morning. While taking a quick tour of the floor with his nephew, Cook revealed that AirPods are so popular Apple can’t make them fast enough.

Hold onto your butts: Apple restores bootylicious peach emoji


The emoji that also looks like a butt will stay that way.
The emoji that also looks like a butt will stay that way.
Photo: Cult of Mac

Sometimes a peach is just a peach. But when it comes to emoji, it’s also a tush.

Yet, much to the chagrin of those who like to use emoji for more than visual grocery lists, Apple’s first 10.2 developer beta replaced the peach emoji with something that looks less like a posterior, and more like a piece of fruit or something.

How to watch Clinton vs. Trump debate on Apple TV and iOS


No matter who wins, we all lose.
No matter who wins, we all lose.
Photo: DonkeyHotey/Flickr

The first debate between U.S. presidential nominees Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is set to kick off tonight at Hofstra University in New York — and you can catch all the action on any Apple device.

Apple updated its “Watch the Debate Live” section today on both App Stores for iOS and Apple TV, giving users multiple places to catch what is expected to be the most-watched political debate in history.

Here’s how to livestream it:

Widespread shipping delays hit iPhone 7 on eve of launch


iPhone 7 Plus jet black
Jet black iPhone 7 will be hard to find.
Photo: Apple

With the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus scheduled to arrive in less than 24 hours, customers around the globe who preordered are being notified that their devices won’t ship on time.

The unpleasant news isn’t sitting well with these Apple fans, many of whom thought they’d get their iPhone 7 on launch day.