YouTube TV arrives to shake up streaming world

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YouTube TV is only available in 5 cities for now.
YouTube TV is only available in 5 cities for now.
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YouTube’s new tv streaming service for cord-cutters has finally arrived for customers in five major US markets.

The new service, dubbed YouTube TV, gives subscribers access to dozens of channels that normally would require a cable subscription, putting it in direct competition with the likes of Hulu, Sling TV, DirecTV Now and Playstation Vue.

Take a look inside Apple’s new flagship store in Germany

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Apple's new store on Europe's busiest shopping street.
Apple's new store on Europe's busiest shopping street.
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The newest Apple store in Germany is ditching the Genius Bar, but it will have a boardroom.

Apple is set to open its second store in Cologne, Germany this weekend and early photos have already revealed some of the new features, like an area dedicated entirely to business that is becoming a staple at other flagship stores.

Win passes to opening night of the 10th annual Disposable Film Festival!

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Disposable Film Festival 2017 poster
Disposable Film Festival 2017 poster
Image: Disposable Film Festival

The 10th annual Disposable Film Festival, dubbed the “Oscars of online video,” runs March 30 to April 2 in San Francisco. The popular festival celebrates a decade of discovering and supporting the most visionary filmmakers of the digital age — artists who produce innovative stories at the intersection of art and technology.

Cult of Mac teamed up with the festival to give away a pair of free passes to the opening-night extravaganza. Enter below, and if you don’t win, don’t worry — everybody can get a discount!

Hello, San Francisco! Apple.com changes its web font

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Which font did you prefer?
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As part of its ongoing attempt to unify its platforms, Apple has switched the font for its official Apple.com website to the blockier San Francisco typeface.

Prior to this, Apple used a lighter Myriad font, which first debuted in 2001 as a replacement for the the company’s Apple Garamond typeface.

Eat off an iPad at this fancy San Francisco restaurant

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Truffles served on an iPad plate.
Photo: Richie Nakano

A restaurant in San Francisco has begun serving food on iPads. Quince is using the popular tablets as plates in an apparent effort to appeal to younger diners. Each iPad plays a video of a water dog searching for truffles while you eat your meal off its screen.

Seriously.

Is Apple behind the wheel of this mysterious high-tech van?

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This mystery van is likely making detailed 'point cloud' maps for autonomous vehicles.
Apple might be driving this mystery van.
Photo: Alexis OreskovicBusiness Insider

Apple has been busy working on its electric car project at secret facilities in Silicon Valley, but the tech that will make it totally autonomous might be hiding in plain sight throughout San Francisco.

During a drive across the Golden Gate Bridge, an eagle-eyed observer spotted what could be Apple’s latest self-driving car or mapping van, a vehicle that is armed with more sensors than ever.

Apple looks to attract young talent with new San Francisco office

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235 Second St. might be Apple's new home in San Francisco.
Apple's San Francisco office.
Photo: Todd Johnson/SF Business Times

Apple has never been a company to offer the kind of perks that Google and others do — allowing its stock options and world-beating reputation to make up for the tech giant’s lack of indoor climbing walls and free food.

But a new report suggests that Apple may be slowly rethinking its approach to incentives. And it’s all beginning with San Francisco real-estate.

Look at how Apple’s new flagship store is coming along

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Yet another Apple Store is coming to SF.
Photo: Steve Rhodes/Flickr CC

The new Apple Store coming soon to San Francisco appears to be making decent progress. Leo Cheng snapped a nice photo from Solano Labs across the street from the new location and tweeted it at us. The store still looks like a hot mess, but the workers are apparently working on the glass doors for the entrance in this picture. Take a look.