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Apple's new Macbook doesn't just give feels, it requires them.

Announcing a new line of Macbooks today, Apple introduced the world to the Touch Bar, a digital interface that lives at the top of the keyboard, replacing the function keys. The Touch Bar gives users a whole new range of control on things like video editing, audio recording, and sending emojis.

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As is their wont, the company made it clear that these are the thinnest and lightest Macbooks to date.

Despite announcing new AppleTV software and accessibility features, this event was about two things for people: Touch Bar and Price. With two new Macbooks coming in at $1,799 for a 13" model and $2,399 for a 15" model, many were pretty surprised and somewhat baffled by the price increase.


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Mashable reports that there is a way to charge your new iPhone 7 AND use headphones at the same time: by buying a $39 phone dock to charge your phone on and plug your headphones into THAT.

Contrary to popular belief over on Planet Apple, however, we humans do NOT like to be tethered to the wall in order to listen to music on our ALREADY-OWNED high-end headphones when our battery is low, so we'd prefer a better setup, thanks.




So until further notice, Apple, we are still needing you to make a splitter that will allow headphones AND a charging cable, but at least there is this quick fix to help in the meantime:



Thanks, third party suppliers!


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Today, Apple announced new wireless earbuds called "AirPods" and Twitter went wild:






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Apple is releasing a bunch of new emoji, many of them include women doing more things than getting their hair done or wearing a tiara. This should be good news to the lady denizens of the internet who have been asking for these emojis for... years, maybe?

But hey, if for some reason you're upset at all the new emojis for women, never fear. The dancing bunny gals got a gender parity emoji added as well:


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The real topic of controversy is actually centered around Apple's decision to totally remove guns from the line up. They've opted to replace it instead with an adorable, green squirt gun. Some people hate this decision, a lot:


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Others are a little more accepting or just don't care. 


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Okay, they mainly just don't care. Who's out there texting people pictures of guns anyway?

Ouch of The Day: Danish Guy Claims Apple Watch Gave Him 'Severe Burns' on Wrist
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This doesn't look pleasant.

A Danish man is claiming that his Apple Watch gave him "severe burns" on his wrist and fingers, but the tech company says "No way."

Jorgen Mouitzen was in a restroom when he said he felt pain and smelt burning flesh. He quickly realized it was coming from his Apple Watch, he told Yahoo News.

Mouitzen says he rushed to remove the watch, burning his fingers in the process.

Apple has examined the watch and said the watch could not have caused the burns. There are no active electronics in the band.

Nevertheless, Mouitzen still believes the watch was responsible.

"There was nothing else around that could have heated the strap up other than the watch," he said.

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Yesterday, Apple had one of its events which makes you spend the next few hours madly adjusting your spending expectations for the year. There, they announced the Apple Pencil.

It's a neat little thing, but it's also a total stylus with a fancy name and a $100 price tag.

So, the Internet had at it.











There were also a lot of the jokes you would completely expect, but still welcome.





And then there was the Apple Pencil Pro:



But the troll of all trolls came from America's diner and weird Twitter participant — Denny's.

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Technophilia of the Day: 6 Things You Should Know About Today's Apple Event



You probably know that Apple held their annual phone update press conference today. However, you might not know that the tech behemoth also announced a new iPad and a refreshed Apple TV.

Let us give you the basic run down of all the things you need to know about this most recent event.

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Something strange is happening in Pakistan.

Team Android has discovered a bizarre Easter egg in Google Maps that shows the Android logo peeing on the Apple logo.

To check it out yourself, just go to these coordinates, and you will be sent to Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

Another piece of Google Maps graffiti was later found in the Takht Pari Forest, which you can see below.



It is believed to be the result of someone abusing Google’s Map Maker tool, and the company issued a statement to The Daily Mail.

“We’ve terminated the Android involved in this incident, and he’ll be disappearing from Google Maps shortly,” said a Google rep.

And Pascal Hartig, a Twitter engineer, also pointed out that it was a random user.



So yes, it would appear that Google Maps review process could use a little work.

Head on over to Pakistan and soak it up now before it’s gone.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook is making headlines Thursday, and not because of a new Apple Watch, iPhone or iPad. In a column for Bloomerg Businessweek, Cook has come out to the public as a gay man.

"While I have never denied my sexuality, I haven't publicly acknowledged it either, until now. So let me be clear: I'm proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me."

He admits that many of his colleagues already knew, and he has not been silent in the past about speaking up publicly on discrimination.

He also says that privacy is a big issue for him, but "if hearing that the CEO of Apple is gay can help someone struggling to come to terms with who he or she is, or bring comfort to anyone who feels alone, or inspire people to insist on their equality, then it's worth the trade-off with my own privacy."

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For maximum effect, keep an eye on the dude on the left when "Utah Road Trip" becomes "It's Road Trip."

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Whether by serendipitous accident or purposeful satire, this ginormous billboard featuring the latest iPhone 6 is a little bit... well... crooked. My money's on that they put this billboard up before the whole bending controversy came to light. Funny how things just work out, don't they?

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After reports began to break that Apple's new iPhone 6 Plus would bend under light stress, trolls at 4chan and Reddit set out to advertise it as another new feature - much like their fake "Wave" stunt. The resulting video is... surprisingly close to what an actual Apple ad would look like. And others around the internet are getting in on the fun:

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Apple's press conference today announced the iPhone 6 (spoilers: It has a curved bezel and more powerful technology and a better camera), the iPhone 6 Plus (spoilers: It's the same as what we just said but with the formfactor of a larger Android phone) and the Apple Watch. Details about the watch are relatively slim. We know it will interact with other Apple devices, have apps, use vibration to alert you of notifications and do nifty things like "tug" you in the direction of a pre-planned route you've mapped out.

But really, we know the killer app is just taping your existing phone to your arm.