Apple agrees to analyze contents of iPhone found in boat of missing teens

An iPhone 6 is at the center of an investigation of two missing Florida teens. Last July, 14-year-olds Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen set out on a boat trip in the Atlantic Ocean, but both of the bodies went missing and boys never returned. The United States Coast Guard performed an eight-day search for the boys, but never found them. Last, month, however, their boat was recovered 100 miles off the shore of Bermuda and on the boat was Stephanos’ iPhone (via ABC News).

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This week’s top stories: iPhone 7 leaks, AAPL Q2 earnings, Apple Music releases, new apps & more

There was lots of news for Apple this week with the company’s Q2 2016 earnings representing some notable declines across the board despite reporting $50.6 billion in revenue and $10.5 billion in profit. But readers were more interested in the latest rumors and expectations for the upcoming iPhone 7 and Apple Watch 2, as well as some new “exclusive” Apple Music and iTunes releases and this week’s new apps and updates.

Head below for all the handy links to this week’s top stories and more.

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How-To: Find your MacBook’s battery cycle count and learn what it means about its battery life

Recently I noticed that my Late 2013 MacBook Pro with Retina Display seemed to be dying at a faster clip. Naturally, I assumed that the battery might be going bad.

After checking the battery cycle count, I learned that I was probably wrong about the battery being bad, as the cycle count was still well within the normal life span of my MacBook. Here’s how I was able to verify that everything was okay with my MacBook’s battery.

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Developer hacks Apple Watch to boot and run Windows 95

Developer Nick Lee has managed to hack a working version of Windows 95 onto his Apple Watch. The utility of this is close to zero — but it is hilarious to watch. It highlights how smart wristwatches like Apple Watch are now as powerful as (if not more than) desktop computers from the turn of the century. Watch the full video of the ‘microsoftOS’ Apple Watch in action after the jump …

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Review: Aukey EP-B20 Bluetooth Headset – inexpensive, but worth it?

If you’re looking for a pair of inexpensive wireless earbuds for workouts, then Aukey’s EP-B20 Bluetooth Headset is worth a look. These aren’t the most prestigious earbuds that you can pick up, but they sound decent, feel great in ear, and come with a reasonable $27.99 price. more…

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Fiat Chrysler CEO opens up on potential Apple or Google partnership to build cars

The automotive industry is a capital-intensive industry. Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne knows it and that’s why he is open to work with Google or Apple:

“Google can buy every automaker out of petty cash. And Apple — they made a net profit of $24 billion in one quarter. This is nonsense. What are we defending? What?”

In a not yet released 2-hour interview with Automobile Mag‘s Georg Kache, Marchionne discusses the recent rumors of a FCA partnership with Google for self-driving cars and how the automaker wants to position itself in an industry disrupted by the likes of Apple, Google, Tesla and Uber. more…

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Designer Apple Watch bands by Coach reportedly coming soon for around $150 [Photos]

Apple has previously partnered with designer brand Hermes for a set of premium Apple Watch bands, sold separately from $340 per strap. It now appears that a second high-profile fashion designer, Coach, is coming on board with its own range of Apple Watch bands.

David Boglin De Bautista reports a sales associate in a Coach boutique told him about the upcoming collection, set to debut as early as June. The sales representative sent photos of the as-yet-unreleased bands (shown above), priced at $150 each.

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New Scosche MagicMount portable battery w/ Lightning attaches magnetically to your iPhone

As someone that often carries around a portable battery or two when on-the-go for extended periods of time (because I don’t particularly like the added bulk of using a battery case), this new MagicMount product from Scosche looks very interesting.

A super slim magnetic pad goes on your iPhone, and the battery pack then magnetically attaches to it when needed and connects to your device over a built-in Lightning connector. That gives you the benefits of a battery case by having the portable battery attached to the device, but also allows you to easily remove it once you’ve added enough juice to your device.

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9to5Toys Last Call: 11” MacBook Air 256GB $850, Mini DisplayPort/HDMI adapter $5, iOttie Car Mount $13, more

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

Last Call Updates:

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Mos Speedrun 2 for iOS goes free for the first time (Reg. $2)

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Apple 11-inch MacBook Air 1.6GHz/4GB/256GB from $850 shipped w/ .edu (Reg. $1,099), more

Apple 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro 2.7GHz/8GB/256GB $1,200 or $1,150 w/ .edu (Reg. $1,499), more

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Sabrent DA-MDHA Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt to HDMI Adapter w/4K Support): $5 shipped

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iOttie’s latest Easy One Touch Mini Car Mounts for iPhone/Android: $13 Prime shipped (Reg. $20)

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Apple 12.9-inch iPad Pro 128GB Wi-Fi + Cellular in all colors for $820 shipped (Reg. $1,079)

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Apple 27-inch Retina 5K iMac 3.2GHz/8GB/1TB: from $1,450 (Reg. $1,799)

Apple 21-inch Retina 4K iMac 3.1GHz/8GB/1TB (newest version): from $1,150 shipped w/ .edu (Reg. $1,499)

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Anker’s new 60W USB-C/A 5-port charger can quickly refuel your MacBook, more

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App Store Free App of the Week: Dragon Hills goes free for the very first time ($2 value)

Star Wars Pinball for iOS goes free for the first time in nearly a year (Reg. $2)

Star Wars KOTOR for iOS now matching its lowest price ever: $3 (Reg. $10)

Alto’s Adventure for iOS now matching its lowest price ever: $1 (Reg. $3)

Air Display 3 for iOS gets its first price drop to $10 (Reg. $15)

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

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Toshiba Canvio 3TB Desktop External Hard Drive $80 shipped (Reg. $100)

MORE DEALS STILL ALIVE:

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Treat your Apple Watch with Nomad accessories: Nomad Pod portable battery pack $34 (Orig. $60, CA Tax only), more

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Networking: D-Link 802.11ac Wireless Router $25 (Reg. $30+), PowerLine Kit w/ Wi-Fi Extender $80, more

NEW PRODUCTS & MORE:

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Triby is the first non-Amazon portable Bluetooth speaker with built-in support for Alexa

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The SteelSeries Apex M500 is a lean mechanical gaming keyboard w/ Cherry MX Red switches

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