These celebs get paid by Android but got caught using iPhones

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When paid celebrity endorsements go wrong.
When paid celebrity endorsements go wrong. Here's Gal Gadot complimenting a Huawei device from her iPhone.
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Paying a celebrity to be seen using your product is a fairly common practice. Apple doesn’t make a habit of it, but other companies do.

When it gets funny is when the celebs are caught using their iPhones to endorse rival devices. A Reddit user compiled a list of people who got caught not being able to give up their favorite device.

Save big on little things [Deals & Steals]

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These aren't big-ticket items, but the savings are massive.
These aren't big-ticket items, but the savings are massive.
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In today’s Deals & Steals roundup, you’ll find big discounts on little things that can make your life better. Stuff like a sweet MacBook stand, a wireless iPhone charger, a tiny cube that puts plenty of AC and USB ports on your desktop, and a Steve Jobs biopic that’s a bit of a guilty pleasure.

Plus, some of yesterday’s amazing MacBook discounts are alive and kicking. Let’s get saving!

Henry Ford Museum celebrates iMac G3 birthday by exhibiting all 13 ‘flavors’

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People could peer into the iMac G3 to see its internal workings.
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Do you know your Sage from your Grape? How about your Bondi Blue from your Graphite? And who in their right mind could forget Flower Power or Blue Dalmatian?

If you know your Apple trivia, you’ll recognize all of those as “flavors” of the iconic iMac G3, which launched twenty years ago today. To celebrate the occasion, the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation in Dearborn, Michigan is showing off all 13 colors of the iconic “computer that saved Apple.”

These pillows will help the Apple geek dream different

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Iconic hardware never looked so soft.
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Five of the most historic pieces of hardware are back as soft plush pillows cuddle-ready for all Apple geeks.

The Iconic Pillow Collection, designed to resemble the Apple II, Apple Macintosh, the Bondi Blue iMac, the iPod and the first iPhone, is the latest line of plush pillows from digital lifestyle company Throwboy.

Save your reading list for later with Pocket [50 Essential iOS Apps #49]

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Pocket makes it easy to catch up on the articles in your reading list on your own schedule.
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50 Essential iOS Apps: PocketStaying informed and up-to-date with the latest news is tough. Scrolling through Twitter or browsing the web can often lead to news stories that you want to read, but can’t be bothered to read RIGHT NOW. With Pocket, you can save those stories for later and catch up on the stories you want to read on your schedule.

Simply drag and drop music, videos and photos onto your iPhone with Waltr 2 [Deals]

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Easily transfer all your media between all your Apple devices without wires, converters, and other headaches.
Easily move files among all your Apple devices without wires, converters or other headaches.
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When you want to move files among your Mac and iOS devices, you probably use iTunes. But Apple’s software isn’t always cooperative, especially if your files need converting. Luckily, there’s another option that skips all the fuss.

20 most important Macs of all time

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Vivid colors made the early iMac design stand out in a sea of beige. An iMac G3 ad,
The iMac G3 went on sale two decades ago today.
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Today marks 20 years since the launch of the Bondi Blue iMac, the product that helped set Apple back on the right course. The iMac definitely revolutionized the personal computer industry, but which other Macs rank as Apple’s most game-changing machines?

We went right back to the earliest Macintosh models to bring you our picks for the top 20 most important Macs of all time.

Rome: Total War marches onto iPhone this month

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Coming soon to an iPhone near you.
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The classic PC strategy game Rome: Total War is coming to iPhone — and you don’t have long to wait. Well, technically you may have been waiting since the game arrived on PC more than a decade ago, but it’s finally almost here. Honest!

Check out the eagerly anticipated trailer below, ahead of the game’s August 23 debut on iPhone.

Fat cats can order their gold-dipped 2018 iPhones right now

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But how will people know you're filthy rich unless you tell them in the loudest way possible?
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Apple’s next-gen iPhones haven’t even been announced yet, but already a few rich folks are seemingly worried about how they’ll stand out from the pack with a boring old regular 2018 Apple handset. Fortunately, the gold-plating firm Goldgenie has a six or even seven-figure answer for them.

Currently available to pre-order are both the 5.8 and 6.5-inch OLED iPhones heavily rumored for next month — with a glitzy gold finish.

Today in Apple history: iMac G3 arrives to save Apple

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On this day in 1998, the world says
On this day in 1998, the world says "hello" to the computer that will save Apple.
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August 15: Today in Apple history: iMac G3 arrives to save Apple August 15, 1998: The iMac G3, Apple’s brightly colored translucent Macintosh relaunch, goes on sale to a rabid audience.

Steve Jobs’ first major product launch since returning to Apple, the internet-ready iMac cements his legacy as a forward-thinking tech visionary. It also introduces the world to the design talents of Jony Ive — and pretty much saves Apple in the process.

Just another day at the office, eh?

Apple Car could drive off the lot in only 5 years

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If an analyst is correct, the Apple Car could be your next vehicle.
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One of the secret-but-not-really-secret projects Apple is working on is a self-driving vehicle. A well-respected analyst just gave his estimate of when this will be released.

Not only does Ming-Chi Kuo indicate that the “Apple Car” will debut between 2023 and 2025, he also lays out reasons why the product will be a success.

As a bonus, Kuo indicates when to expect Apple’s augmented-reality headset.