Drone footage shows crews racing to finish Apple Park by April

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Apple's spaceship campus still isn't ready for its grand opening.
Apple's spaceship campus still isn't ready for its grand opening.
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Apple employees are set to move into the Apple spaceship campus just next month, but based on the recent drone footage there’s still a lot of work to be done on Apple Park.

Crews can be seen finishing construction and landscaping work in the new aerial footage. While the tunnel, parking structures, fitness center and side buildings look nearly completely, the Steve Jobs theater doesn’t look ready to host a keynote yet.

4 biggest surprises from Apple’s totally unsurprising update

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Will we get more than the iPhone 7 next week?
None of today's announcements were keynote-worthy.
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Apple’s “surprise” announcement of new products and software wasn’t all that surprising if you’ve been keeping up with the latest rumors.

Today’s updates were practically announced yesterday when the company said its store would be down in the morning for “maintenance.” Despite all the rumors of new iPads and RED iPhones that have been out for weeks, Apple still managed to sneak in a few surprises that were both good and bad.

We’re eagerly awaiting Apple’s rumored April keynote, but here’s the biggest, most surprising news from today’s teaser.

How to pick the perfect frame on iPhone Live Photos

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Live Photos are magical.
Live Photos are magical.
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The iPhone’s Live Photos feature is one of the funnest innovations Apple’s brought to photography. There’s just one annoying problem with the moving pictures: you can’t choose which frame it uses for the final image.

Thanks to a third-party app there’s finally a way to do just that, making Live Photos more versatile than ever.

Galaxy S8’s slo-mo video will blow iPhone 7 away

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Galaxy S8's camera could be Samsung's best yet.
Galaxy S8's camera could be Samsung's best yet.
Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Mac

iPhone wasn’t first to shoot slow-motion video, but like a lot of things, it certainly popularized it. Now the feature can be found in every high-end smartphone, but none of them can shoot slo-mo video like the Galaxy S8 will.

According to a new report, Samsung’s next-generation smartphone camera will be capable of capturing an incredible 1,000 frames-per-second.

Apple starts a sticker fight in wacky new iPhone 7 ad

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How strong is your sticker game?
How strong is your sticker game?
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Apple is in love with stickers in its latest ad for the iPhone 7 that touts the popularity of the new iMessage feature.

The wacky minute-long ad called “Sticker Fight” follows a group of teenagers as they attack older folks with a barrage of animated stickers in the real-world. Eventually an all-out war breaks out in a restaurant as diners pelt each other with colorful cartoons and other images.

Check it out:

Twitch is invading your desktop

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You'll be able to get your hands on the beta later this month.
You'll be able to get your hands on the beta later this month.
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Game streaming platform Twitch today unveiled its new desktop app for Windows and Mac.

It will offer all the features you expect from the service, including voice and video calling, and you’ll be able to get your hands on the beta later this month.

This Marimba ringtone remix will blow your mind

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You've never heard Marimba like this.
You've never heard Marimba like this.
Photo: Seth Kranzler

Apple’s iconic Marimba ringtone has been remixed a countless number of times since the original iPhone came out, but a new remix inspired by composer Steve Reich will leave you totally hypnotized.

Created by artist Seth Kranzler, “Marimba Ringtone Phase” replicates Reich’s style by playing the ringtone on two iPhones ringing at slightly different tempos. The trippy effect puts an all-new spin on a classic tune.

Give it a listen:

Watch Tim Cook introduce Al Gore’s new movie to Silicon Valley

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Life at Apple is great for Tim Cook.
Tim Cook has pushed Apple to be one of the world's most environmentally friendly companies.
Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

Apple CEO Tim Cook made a special appearance during one of the first screenings of former vice president Al Gore’s new movie this week.

To kick off the Silicon Valley screening of Gore’s film, “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power,” Cook gave a short speech before the silver screen lit up. Tim praised Gore for his work on the movie which is a direct sequel to the Academy Award-winning documentary “An Inconvenient Truth” which highlighted the signs and dangers of climate change.