It's about time for another Apple keynote.Apple on Wednesday sent invitations to members of the media for its annual keynote address at its Worldwide Developers Conference. The presentation will be at 10 a.m. PT on Monday, June 3 at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California.The confab is in its 30th year, and this will mark the third year for Apple to hold its developer conference in San Jose. The city -- the third biggest in California and 10th largest in the US -- is about 50 miles south of San Francisco and only about 10 miles from Apple's headquarters in Cupertino.WWDC is known as the event at which Apple details the newest software that will hit its devices later in the year. The company may be best known for its hardware, but the seamless integration of its hardware with its software is what's set Apple apart from rivals. Apple's ability to control every aspect of its products -- something that began when Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak founded … [Read more...] about Apple sends invites for WWDC keynote on June 3 in San Jose
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For a long, long time, I resisted using a music-streaming service. But I'm totally drinking the Kool-Aid now, and you should, too. Here, I'll make it painless: Until June 30, new Spotify customers can sign up for three months of Spotify Premium for just 99 cents. Not per month, mind you: 99 cents total. After that, the subscription goes up to the usual rate: $9.99 per month.See it at SpotifySo, what, you're supposed to pay that for the rest of your life? That was always my big objection, but then I realized I'm already doing likewise for things like phone service, Netflix and Hulu. (Speaking of that, Spotify's $9.99 Premium plan now includes Hulu as well! How's that for a perk?)Meanwhile, if I were to buy just one CD or MP3 album per month, it would likely cost me at least $10. For that same amount, I get unlimited ad-free access to all the music of the world -- anytime, anywhere, no storage required (unless I want to download it for offline listening).I'm also overjoyed to be … [Read more...] about Get 3 months of Spotify Premium for 99 cents
Apple's returning to San Jose's McEnery Convention Center for its next developer conference on June 3.The company on Thursday said it will host its annual Worldwide Developers Conference in the California city near its Cupertino headquarters. The confab is in its 30th year, Apple said. The company likely will host a keynote with Tim Cook on June 3, and the conference for developers lasts through June 7.This will mark the third year Apple's held its developer conference in San Jose. The city -- the third biggest in California and 10th largest in the US -- is about 50 miles south of San Francisco and only about 10 miles from Apple's headquarters in Cupertino. Now playing: Watch this: Apple will finally reveal its $1 billion-budget TV service 3:09 WWDC is known as the event where Apple details the newest software that will hit its devices later in the year. The company may be best known for its hardware, but the seamless integration of its hardware with its software is what's … [Read more...] about Apple’s WWDC will kick off June 3 in San Jose
Say what you will about humanity; we invented books, and books are awesome. They're especially awesome for kids, who, let's face it, need a break from screens.Amazon's Prime Book Box is a subscription service that delivers age-appropriate titles to your youngster every one, two or three months. Each box costs $20.Read more (literally): Join Book-of-the-Month Club for only $5 For a limited time, Prime subscribers who sign up for Prime Book Box can purchase an Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition for just 99 cents. That version of the smart speaker normally costs $70 (though it's currently on sale for $35).See it at AmazonAll you have to do is sign up for any Book Box subscription between now and March 26. (This is for new subscribers only.) After your first box ships, you'll receive an email with the code and instructions needed to purchase the 99-cent Dot. Speaking of which, the Kids Edition is more than just a Dot with a colorful color (though it is that: You can choose from … [Read more...] about Subscribe to Prime Book Box and get an Echo Dot Kids Edition for 99 cents
A diver holds a coin from the wreck of the San Jose, an 18th-century ship discovered off the coast of Cartagena in 2015. Screen shot/Youtube/howstuffworks Have you heard the one about the sunken treasure? As if billionaire investor Ray Dalio needed more cash, an autonomous underwater vehicle owned by his foundation recently turned up a veritable boatload of gold, silver and emeralds. But this big fish still hasn't been reeled in. That's because there's an ongoing debate over who gets what from the holy grail of shipwrecks. The San Jose is a Spanish ship that was carrying what's believed to be $17 billion in treasure when it was sunk by British forces in 1708 during the War of Spanish Succession, a conflict over the disputed succession to the throne of Spain following the death of the childless Charles II. The ship remains at the bottom of the Caribbean Sea, despite being discovered some three years ago. Researchers on a Colombian naval ship first discovered the remnants of the … [Read more...] about Who Owns the $17 Billion San Jose Loot?