Apple Park goes green in latest drone video

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The spaceship is nearly ready for liftoff.
Photo: Duncan Sinfield

Apple Park is finally starting to look like a finished project in the latest drone flyover video. Landscaping work is in full swing as construction crews race to finish the final details on the Steve Jobs Theater and other buildings.

The new Apple campus is still weeks away from being move-in ready. Vehicle traffic on Tantau Ave. was shutdown for most of July as Apple rushes to finish the Visitor’s Center too.

Take a look at the progress:

WhatsApp will let you watch YouTube videos within chats

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WhatsApp got a major update this week.
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WhatsApp is working to add inline YouTube support to its app, allowing users to enjoy videos within their conversations. The feature will take advantage of the Picture in Picture feature in recent versions of iOS to prevent pulling you away from your conversation.

iOS 11 beta 3 hints at possible live broadcasting feature

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Apple made big changes to Control Center in iOS 11 beta 3.
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Live broadcasting your home screen to other iPhone owners may soon become possible, thanks to a new addition spotted in iOS 11 beta 3.

Apple added a new button to Control Center that hints at the upcoming functionality. The button doesn’t do anything right now, but it shows Apple could add live broadcasting in one of its next beta builds.

Apple shares inspiring ‘Portrait of Canada’ in latest iPhone ad

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One of the many breathtaking shots of Canada shot on iPhone.
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Apple published a new video to celebrate Canada’s inclusive spirit today as the company’s latest ad for its ‘Shot on iPhone’ campaign.

The inspiring commercial was created by three Canadian artists with the help of iPhone owners across the country. Like many of Apple’s other ‘Shot on iPhone’ ads the new ‘Portrait of Canada’ spot features a montage of short videos and photographs captured by iPhone.

Watch new Star Wars trailer re-created on an Apple IIc

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You've never seen a Star Wars trailer like this.
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Apple’s retro IIc computer that was released in 1984 has been obsolete for 30 years, but an Indonesia-based illustrator has just proven that it is still capable of creating amazing stuff, if you’re willing to put in the time.

Animator Wahyu Ichwandardi unveiled his Apple IIc masterpiece on Twitter by re-creating the latest Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer in using software from the early 80’s.

Prepare to be blown away:

Steve Jobs Theater lights up in new Apple Park drone video

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It's nearly showtime at Steve Jobs Theater.
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The lobby of the Steve Jobs Theater at the new Apple Park campus looks nearly ready to host Apple events. Crews are working around the clock to finish the new Apple headquarters and the entire site is finally starting to come together now that landscaping is almost done.

A new drone video reveals there’s still some work to go on the theater and the main spaceship building, but road striping and landscaping are well underway. The video includes an incredible shot of the theater lit up at night with Apple Park in the background.

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Apple’s new Chicago store roof looks like a giant MacBook

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The new Apple Store in Chicago.
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Construction on Apple’s new flagship store in Chicago is nearing completion this week as crews were spotted adding a finishing touch to the roof that wasn’t in the original plans.

Early renderings of the metallic roof for the Michigan Ave store showed a pretty plain looking roof, but a new Apple logo has been added to the top and it makes the entire roof look like a giant MacBook.

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Apple shows the magic behind Memories in new iPhone ad

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iPhone automagically makes movies for you.
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Apple has come out with a brand new iPhone ad this week, only instead of highlighting the device’s amazing hardware the commercial pulls back the curtain on how iOS creates ‘Memories’ based on the photos and videos in your camera roll.

The new ad follows a librarian as he carefully crafts a video for an iPhone owner that highlights the bond between a mother and her children. To accompany the ad, Apple also put out a new how-to that shows how to play the memories hidden inside your iPhone.

Try not to tear up while watching:

Apple hires YouTube alum to help with video efforts

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Apple is using YouTube vets to shape its video strategy.
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Apple is stepping up its video game by hiring one of the key employees from YouTube that helped the service become the world’s biggest video streaming platform.

Vijay Karunamurthy, who worked at YouTube in its early years and then went on to co-found the food rating app Nom, has reportedly joined Apple, though the company is staying tight-lipped on what he’s working on.