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Apple Camp 2018: Robots, Music, and Video

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If you’re a kid between 8 and 12 years old, it’s time to sign up for Apple Camp. This year’s programs include Coding with Sphero Robots, Beat Making and Songwriting with GarageBand, and Telling Stories with Clips. The programs are hosted at local Apple stores and are 90 minutes a day for three days throughout July. The programs are all free and they fill up fast so be sure to sign up right away. You can check out the program descriptions and sign up at the Apple Camp website.

Apple Camp 2018: Robots, Music, and Video

Check Out How Much Apple Sells Every Second

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Curious how many iPhones Apple sells every second? How about iPads or Macs? Or how much revenue the company brings in every second? You can see that, and a lot more about the company’s per-second activity at Every Second. The website lists those stats, along with profit, app and song downloads, iMessages sent, FaceTime calls, and more. You can check out all the numbers and watch then continue to count up at the Every Second website. It’s mesmerizing.

Check Out How Much Apple Sells Every Second

Ten One Design Intros Light-up Stella MacBook Charger Cord

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Ten One Designs introduced its Stella replacement power cord for MacBook and MacBook Pro chargers on Tuesday. The cord is wrapped in braided fabric, and the plug-end lights up when it’s near a power outlet. It also has a built-in clip so you can wrap the cord around your charger brick. The cable is white and you can choose between aqua and blue for the plug head. The design makes it easy to see outlets in the dark and lets you know if they have power, too. Stella is priced at US$34.95 and it ships in July.

Ten One Design Intros Light-up Stella MacBook Charger Cord

WhenWorks for the iPhone Makes Scheduling Appointments Easy

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Scheduling time for meetings can be a pain, but WhenWorks for iOS makes the process easy by letting your colleagues and clients book times online. The book online through a web page, so no need for them to install an app first, you can block out times you don’t want any appointments, and everything that’s scheduled automatically shows up on your calendar. WhenWorks is from BusyMac founder John Chaffee and we’ve been really happy with the app in our pre-release testing. It’s easy to use and free for up to 5 appointments each month, or US$49.99 a year for unlimited appointments. You can download WhenWorks at Apple’s App Store.

WhenWorks for the iPhone Makes Scheduling Appointments Easy

George Ergatoudis Leaves Spotify to Run Apple Music UK

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George Ergatoudis hired as head of Apple Music UK

George Ergatoudis, Spotify’s Head of Music Culture, International Shows & Editorial/Content for the UK, is leaving the company to join Apple Music. He has a reputation in the UK as one of the most influential music industry trend setters and he’s bringing that experience and clout to head Apple Music in the UK, according to Music Business Worldwide. Spotify’s loss is Apple’s gain, especially since the streaming music service seems to be losing a lot of its top talent. Apple is serious about being at the top of the streaming music service market so bringing Ergatoudis on board is a smart move.

Valve Pulls Purchase Option from iPad Steam Link App

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Steam Link for iPad

Valve’s Steam Link app for the iPad was blocked from Apple’s App Store over a “business conflict,” which most likely meant the option to purchase games directly in the app. Now there’s a new beta out that doesn’t include purchasing. It keeps the core functionality so you can play the Steam games from your computer on your iPad, which is pretty cool. It also means you can use AirPlay with your Apple TV to play games on your television. toucharcade says everyone who has been testing the Steam Link beta loves it, so hopefully this change will get it approved for the App Store.