• ‘Best New Ideas’ podcast: Would more immigration mean more U.S. innovation?

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  • Kevin Smith puts on film festival showing off the best of New Jersey

    Think "New Jersey cinema" for a moment. Really think. What cinematic masterpieces from New York's awkward neighbor are you conjuring? If you're coming up with The Sopranos and absolutely nothing else, the SModCastle film festival may be for you. Put on by Kevin Smith of Clerks fame and running from November 30th to December 4th, the festival promises to be nothing if not… interesting, featuring short films with such titles as Karma Bums, The Hat Man, and Eugene vs. — Read the rest

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    Best Cyber Weekend sales: Free money, Apple deals, smart TVs, $79 AirPods, more

    While it’s true that Black Friday is now over, there’s something that many people don’t realize: All of the best deals from Black Friday are still available over Cyber Weekend! You’ll find the lowest prices of the year on practically everything you can think of. From Apple devices and TVs to appliances and more, it’s …

  • The best Black Friday tablet deals include Apple's new 11-inch iPad Pro

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  • Apple to open new store at American Dream Mall in New Jersey

    Apple has announced that it will open a new store outside New York City on December 3 at 11:00 am ET.The American Dream mall opened in 2019 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. It's the second-largest shopping mall in the United States, surpassing Pennsylvania's King of Prussia Mall — the previous spot holder — by more than 200,000 square feet. The Mall of America is still the largest shopping mall in the United States.Apple American Dream will feature Apple's latest retail design, as pointed out by...

  • Black Friday Apple Deals Live: All the best savings on Apple tech

    If you’re hoping to save a bit of cash on Apple tech this Black Friday, then you’ve come to the right place, as we’re rounding up all the best Apple Black Friday deals we’ve seen. Apple itself has a fairly minimal presence around Black Friday, offering merely a gift card alongside some purchases. You won’t, […]

  • Today in Apple history: Rare Apple-1 sells for crazy money

    November 23, 2010: An early Apple-1 computer, complete with its original packaging and a letter signed by Steve Jobs, sells for $210,000. At the time, it ranks as the most expensive personal computer ever sold at auction. However, it’s a rare find. The working Apple-1 is thought to be one of only around 50 thought […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

  • QCODE shows the future of premium audio podcasts, including in Apple Podcasts

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  • Apple Arcade games for iPhone, Mac, Apple TV [New: SpongeBob SolitairePants]

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  • 44 Best Apple Cyber Monday Deals (2022): Apple Watch, iPads, AirPods

    Apple isn’t holding a Cyber Monday weekend sale per se, but it is throwing in a gift card when you purchase an iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, AirPods, or an accessory directly from its store. That’s fine, but Apple devices are expensive. To help you save money, we’ve hunted down discounts on all our […]