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Apple’s iPhone Event: Education, Karaoke, Mario, and More

Before Apple dove into hardware announcements at its September 7th event, the company discussed education initiatives, new enhancements to iWork, Apple Music, and more.Show full article

Dropbox to Discontinue HTML Rendering, Breaking Hosted Sites

File sharing service Dropbox has informed users that as of 3 October 2016, it will no longer render HTML files stored in Dropbox Public folders or shared in other ways. If you are using Dropbox to publish a simple Web site of static files, you’ll need to find an alternative host soon.Show full article

iPhone 7 and 7 Plus Say “Hit the Road, Jack.”

It’s true: the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus abandon the headphone jack, but offer stereo speakers, improved cameras, better performance, and more. Josh Centers has a roundup of new features.Show full article

Apple Watch Series 2 Offers GPS, Water Resistance, and More Power

Apple has gone a long way toward addressing complaints about its original Apple Watch with a new Series 2 model that can go under water, provide GPS location without an iPhone present, and generally work in a more zippy fashion. It has a brighter display as well, but it isn’t any thinner or lighter.Show full article

W1-powered AirPods Usher in a New Era of Wireless Audio

Apple may have dropped the headphone jack from the iPhone 7, but the company simultaneously introduced a new system to circumvent some of the flaws of existing wireless audio technology. Along with it comes a set of futuristic Apple earbuds that do more than just play audio.Show full article

On Hacking During the U.S. Presidential Campaign

During a period of partisan debate about threats to political uses of information technology, Jeff Porten tries to bring a technical perspective to a noisy argument.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 12 September 2016

In ExtraBITS this week, Apple is having a spectacular one-day sale on iTunes Movies, Google Photos now works with Live Photos, Apple has tweaked the iPad lineup, and you can read a thorough explanation for why Apple removed the iPhone headphone jack.Show full article

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