People can’t wait to get their hands on Apple Card

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So far, Apple Card seems to be generating more excitement than this company’s TV service.
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Apple unveiled four new services last week, including its much-anticipated lineup of TV shows, but the Apple credit card apparently stole the show.

A survey found that a whopping 85 percent of iPhone users are at least somewhat interested in this card, which is an adjunct to Apple Pay.

Apple’s second-generation mapping vehicles spotted in the wild

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The new Apple Maps vehicle spotted in LA.
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Apple’s fleet of vehicles used to gather data for Apple Maps appears to have gotten a significant upgrade and it could help make Apple Maps even better.

People in the Los Angeles area have spotted a second-generation version of Apple’s mapping vehicles in the wild. Unlike the previous version, these cars aren’t vans, as Apple has opted to use Subaru SUVs instead.

Shazam could give Apple Music a big subscribers boost

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Apple Music is still way behind Spotify.
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Apple’s recent acquisition of Shazam might be a great way for the company to drive subscriber growth, according to one early Shazam investor.

DN Capitol chief executive, Nenad Marovac, gained a deep understanding of Shazam’s business model after his firm invested in it back in 2004. Marovac says Shazam will be a great way for Apple to try to catch up with Spotify in terms of subscribers, if it can convert enough Shazam users.

Steve Jobs had a thing for ‘Billie Jean’

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Steve Jobs was a fan of Michael Jackson's music, especially Billie Jean.
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There was a time in the 1980s when Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean” was a balm that could sooth the prickly nature of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.

His former publicist remembers having to play the song over and over again because it was the only way he got through a particular photo shoot.

Hands on: Samsung’s new Galaxy S8 vs. the iPhone 7

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The S8 looks stunning next to old smartphones.
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Samsung just barely took the wraps off its new Galaxy S8 and S8+ this morning, but famous YouTuber Casey Neistat already managed to get his hands on the sleek new devices. We gotta say, Samsung’s new smartphones make the iPhone look old.

In his new vlog, Neistat goes hands-on with the S8 and S8+ and compares them directly to Apple’s iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Neistat admits the review is a bit biased as he’s worked with Samsung in the past. However, in his side-by-side tests with the iPhone 7, it’s not hard to see that Samsung probably has a big hit on its hands.

Prepare to drool:

Facebook’s breaking news app sounds a lot like Twitter

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Facebook's alleged breaking news app would send out bite-sized alerts similar to tweets.
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Facebook is working on a breaking news app that would deliver news outside of the main Facebook app, according to a report. The app would ask users to pick out publications and topics that interest them, then it would broadcast bite-sized news alerts when new articles get published.

Publications that get on board would be able to send out instant notifications to all of its followers for the latest news. They’re allowed 100 characters of text and a link to the news article. Sounds pretty much like a tweet, right?

How You Can Go Mobile With Your App On A Budget [Deals]

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Whether you’re building a native Mac app or a web app, you can no longer get away with those alone. You need to go mobile with your app. There’s just too many opportunities you’ll miss out on otherwise considering how widely used mobile devices are these days.

Not having a mobile version of your app can really hamper your user base. But it doesn’t need to cost you a fortune to have one. Cult of Mac Deals has an offer right now that features one year of unlimited mobile app development for just $99.

How To Gain Your First 1000 Customers [Deals]

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One of the biggest challenges with new businesses is acquiring customers. It can be a nightmare when it comes to getting that first customer to buy something on your site or walk in your doors. But thanks to this offer from Cult of Mac Deals, you won’t need to worry about that anymore.

This interactive, step-by-step guide isn’t simplistic courseware or general sales tips, but a comprehensive, real-world process for implementing a successful customer acquisition strategy. You can apply the key tasks unveiled in this guide to your business strategy and start honing your customer base as early as today. – and you can get what you need to do it for only $18!

Steve Jobs Once Gave This Guy A New Porsche For Selling Just 125 Macs

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Steve Jobs wasn’t known as the most generous man in the world. While working at Atari, he recurited Wozniak to build a version of Pong in a weekend, then lied about how much money was involved and stole the majority of it from his best friend in the world. And when Pixar was just starting up, he’d fire people without any notice and without any severance.

There’s at least one guy out there, though, who thinks Steve Jobs is the most generous guy in the world. In fact, Jobs once gave him a Porsche as a reward for selling the most Macs in the United States. That number? A paltry one hundred and twenty five.