Retro case, Samsung Galaxy S8, Apple Music Video

Slickwraps Retro Case protects your iPhone like it’s 1984 — It looks good, it has a raised bezel to protect the screen, and there are even little ‘feet’ on the back corners of the case to keep the camera lens from getting scratched on a surface. The sides are clear, and it’s only that glorious back of the case that looks Mac-ish (left). Slickwraps Retro Case costs US$36.99. [I want one!]

A very false narrative: Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Apple’s iPhone — It’s hard to escape the media pronouncements that iPhones are now boring again after Samsung unveiled its latest Galaxy S8, Apple’s Mac business is being overshadowed by more exciting Surface Windows PCs from Microsoft and that Apple Watch is a disappointing dud. But all of those media narratives are wrong, according to Daniel Eran Dilger, and here’s why.
Meanwhile, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert has delivered a Samsung spoof ad. From the narrator: “When our engineers designed this phone, they asked one simple question: how can we design a smartphone that won’t catch on fire?”
The answer? “The Galaxy S8 has been completely overhauled with revolutionary new features like larger screen display, better camera, and no fire.”

Apple Music redesign on the way for iOS 11, including original video content — Bloomberg is ‘reporting’ [as this is a rumour] that a new version of Apple Music, most likely embedded in iOS 11, will ship later this year that begins shifting the emphasis of the service from music to original video programming. The report notes that the new Apple Music service could host upwards of 10 original shows by the end of 2017. [Don’t speculate, wait and see.]


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