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Aretha

Aretha Franklin, whose gospel-rooted singing and bluesy yet expansive delivery earned her the title "the Queen of Soul," has died, a family statement said Thursday. She was 76. The "official cause

Twitter

It’s not as if there’s some other mysterious force that maintains Twitter’s API platform, and now poor ol’ Twitter is forced to shut down old technology because there’s simply no other recourse. No.

Searching photos with Siri

Say "May, 2018" and you'll go right back. Ask for "Cupertino" and you'll be there. Combine the places and times and Siri will take you anywhere — and any when — you want to go! Good tip. It sure beats

You can listen to full music on Apple Music after logging in on the web interface

Here's a link to the song Everytime (A Cappella) for you to try for yourself.I clicked the link on my Mac, logged in to the page that appeared, and was able to listen to the song in my browser,

Google updates their cloud storage pricing

Tim Hardwick, MacRumors: The new plans include 100GB storage for $1.99 a month, 200GB for $2.99 a month, and 2TB for $9.99 a month (down from $19.99). The free 15GB for non-paying users remains.

Twitter’s secret “Guest Mode”

This is definitely more interesting than useful. Just a historic artifact.∞ Read this on The Loop

Apple’s growth story

Neil Cybart: There are three drivers behind Apple's return to revenue growth: iPhone. The average selling price (ASP) of iPhone is up $100 year-over-year. Services. Apple is seeing strong revenue

Apple’s revolutionary iMac is 20 years old, and still going strong

I still remember the first time I saw the iMac in real life at the 1998 Macworld Expo in New York City. I watched Apple techs set up several dozen of them in Apple's booth at the Javits Center ahead

Tweetbot removes timeline streaming, Activity and Stats tab, and Push Notifications for some features ahead of Twitter changes

These "changes" will also affect those of us who use Twitterrific as well as any other third-party Twitter client. Amazing to watch Twitter slit its own throat almost in real time.∞ Read this on The

∞ Super Duper advanced Mac tricks!

[VIDEO] The title put me off, but I dove in anyway (the video, per usual, is embedded in the main Loop post). And it was worth it.There's a lot goin on in this video. Sometimes the value is not in the

This cruel Bud Light smart fridge unlocks only when the Cleveland Browns win

Great marketing campaign. Looking forward to seeing how this plays out when the Browns do win.∞ Read this on The Loop

Inside the iPhone repair ecosystem: Where do replacement parts come from and can you trust them?

Juli Clover, MacRumors: There's a thriving market for unofficial, aftermarket iPhone parts, and in China, there are entire massive factories that are dedicated to producing these components for

HQ Trivia expands beyond mobile with new Apple TV app

Variety: HQ Trivia is taking a leap to bigger screens: The mobile quiz show startup has launched an app for Apple TV. The company announced the new app on Twitter Tuesday. The new app makes it
Apple is beefing up a team to explore making its own health chips

Apple is beefing up a team to explore making its own health chips

CNBC: Apple has a team exploring a custom processor that can make better sense of health information coming off sensors from deep inside its devices, job listings show. Here's an Apple job listing

Verizon, 5G rollout, and partnership with Apple and Google

Bloomberg: Verizon Communications Inc. announced deals making Apple Inc. and Google its first video providers for a superfast 5G wireless service the company plans to launch in four cities later this

Universal Audio releases the Bill Putnam Microphone Collection

As part of version 9.6 of Universal Audio's software, the company released the Century Tube Channel Strip, Suhr PT100 Amplifier, and the Brainworx bx_masterdesk. The part of the release that I'm most

∞ A camera that shoots out a macro lens, capturing remarkable hi-res, slow motion video

Hard to explain. Just watch the video embedded in the main Loop post. Pretty cool.

How to verify your Mac backups are working properly

Good read, all the way through. Useful stuff, pass it along.∞ Read this on The Loop

∞ Denmark’s augmented reality coverage of the Tour De France wins everything

This is a brilliant use of augmented reality. Watch the video embedded in the tweet.https://www.twitter.com/kpp/status/1027914426899423232Wonderful stuff.