Celebrate Apple's birthday with a blast from the past: Apple fashion

USATODAY - Tech Top Stories

Forget the invention of the iPod or the release of the beloved iPhone, to celebrate Apples birthday today, a moment of reflection on the Apple & fashion circa 1980. That's right, in the '80s, Apple had a clothing line!


Pick up a MacBook on sale for $100 off on Amazon

Mashable

We've said it before, but we'll say it again, we like our Apple devices here at Mashable. However, we're also not going to ignore that fact that when it comes to deals, Apple could do a little better in helping the diehards save a few bucks here and there. Luckily, that's where Amazon comes in. Right now, the 12-inch Apple MacBook is $1199 on Amazon, $100 off the regular price of $1299. Under the hood, it comes packing an Intel Core m3 processor with 8GB of RAM, so the speeds will definitely live up to Apple standards.


What Oprah's Apple deal tells you about your next Apple subscription bill

USATODAY - Tech Top Stories

LOS ANGELES – We know that Apple is bankrolling Hollywood stars such as Oprah to make TV shows for the iPhone distributor. We don't know when they will appear or in what form – could it be part of the existing Apple Music service or a new entertainment channel to take on Netflix and Amazon, perhaps? Apple long has offered video-on-demand services, but it never has offered anything to rival Netflix or Hulu. Instead, it has directed viewers to its iTunes service, where they could buy and rent movies for viewing on computers, phones and via the Apple TV set-top box. This à la carte service competes with YouTube and Amazon Video rentals.


Watch Apple's MacBook Pro event in nine minutes

Engadget

However, there was still a lot to take in. How does the new MacBook Pro's Touch Bar work, exactly? And what's this TV app that Apple introduced? Don't worry about having to spend ages reading (or watching the full replay) if you don't have time, though. We've recapped the entire presentation in a 9-minute video, so you can get the gist of Apple's media shindig in the time it takes to grab a drink.


Apple close to acquiring Shazam: Report

ZDNet

Apple is close to acquiring Britain-based Shazam, the app that allows users to identify music and movies, according to TechCrunch, Bloomberg,and Recode.