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Tugging at the heart strings: AirPods ruin everything

Apple has ruined something again. Nothing big this time, though, just human intimacy.

Writing for Mashable, Nicole Gallucci says “Apple AirPods killed the best thing about sharing headphones.” (Tip o’ the antlers to Brian.)

The slapstick when you both start walking away from each other and the cords pull you back together and you bonk heads and pass out? Hilarious.

AirPods have ruined the headphone-sharing game…

Is that the game where you share your headphones with a family member and you never see them again? (The headphones or the family member? YES.)

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Mac mini: Tim Cook says Mac mini is ‘important part’ of future Mac lineup

The Mac mini is Apple’s entry-level desktop Mac. It’s slower than Apple’s other desktop computers—the iMac and the Mac Pro—but it remains fast enough for general-purpose use. Apple targets first-time Mac users with the Mac mini, but longtime Mac users like the price and use the Mac mini as a server or an entertainment Mac connected to a TV.

The Mac mini models that Apple currently sells were originally released in October 2014. Three years is a long time to call a computer “new.” Apple has made no mention of its plans for the Mac mini, unlike the company’s other neglected desktop computer, the Mac Pro. Apple CEO Tim Cook did tell a MacRumors reader that the Mac mini is "an important part of [Apple's] product line going forward." Cook did not elaborate on what Apple's plans are.

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iPhone 8 Plus vs. LG G6: Which has the best camera in a smartphone?

Apple made some major improvements to the camera in the iPhone 8 Plus. But is it enough to take the top smartphone camera prize from the LG G6?

How Apple can build a better video streaming service

So, you want to build a streaming service.

At this point, the evidence that Apple is jumping into streaming is incontrovertible. You don’t pony up a boatload of cash for the likes of Steven Spielberg and not build a streaming service. Nor do you just shove that into Apple Music, a platform which has proved to be only half-baked when it comes to streaming video. 

No, this kind of $1 billion investment seems to call for a major revision to infrastructure as well. This is a serious investment, and so of course Apple’s going to want to be serious about how it builds a service. So, let’s take a look at what’s critical in such an endeavor.

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A hoot and a haunt for Halloween: Stream 21 of our favorite modern classics and cult favorites (if you dare)

You'll want to leave the lights on when you watch these movies (and you probably shouldn't watch them alone).

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