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Here’s What Steve Wozniak Thinks of The Steve Jobs Trailer

"I felt a lot of the real Jobs"

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak says parts of the trailer for the upcoming biopic Steve Jobs are inaccurate—but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t like the direction the movie is taking.

In the trailer, Wozniak (played by Seth Rogen) confronts Jobs (Michael Fassbender) about his lack of technical skills. “What do you do?” the film’s Wozniak says. “You’re not an engineer. You’re not a designer. You can’t put a hammer to a nail. I built the circuit board. The graphical interface was stolen. So how come, 10 times in a day, I read ‘Steve Jobs is a genius?'”

In an interview with Bloomberg, the real Wozniak says he never uttered those exact words, but their spirit “carried the right message” about his relationship with Jobs, who quickly became the face of the company the two men co-founded.

“I felt a lot of the real Jobs in the trailer, although a bit exaggerated,” Wozniak said.

The trailer paints Jobs in a less-than-flattering light, showing him going on tirades against employees and disavowing his own daughter. The movie, written by The Social Network writer Aaron Sorkin, debuts on Oct. 9.

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6 Must-Know Tricks for Mastering Apple Music

A guide to Apple's powerful but somewhat confusing new app

Apple Music, Apple’s new streaming service, is finally here. The $9.99-per-month service is trying to beat competitors like Spotify and Google Play Music by cramming in as many features as possible: access to 30 million songs on demand, playlists curated by music experts, algorithmically powered radio stations and a live radio station like the ones you hear on the classic FM dial.

All those features add up to make Apple Music an incredibly powerful app, but also one that can be pretty challenging to navigate. Here are five quick tips to make the experience a bit more seamless:

Understanding Apple Music’s Tabs

Apple Music is divided into five main sections, and it’s not exactly obvious what each one does. Here’s a quick breakdown:

  • For You shows you personalized playlists and albums based on the genre and artist preferences you pick out when you first open the app, as well as your play history.
  • New shows a list of new songs and albums, currently popular content, videos and thematic playlists.
  • Radio features Beats 1, Apple’s 24/7 live radio station, and algorithmically driven stations based on genre.
  • Connect is a social network that lets artists connect directly to fans.
  • My Music shows the songs you have in your library, as well as any playlists you’ve built.

Show Only Songs You’ve Downloaded

Apple Music doesn’t do much to help denote which songs are downloaded to your phone and which are floating in the cloud. On the “My Music” tab, you can select the drop-down menu that begins with “Artists” in the middle of the screen and activate the “Music Available Offline” option at the bottom of the menu. That will make it so only songs on your iPhone show up.

Turn Off Your Subscription’s Auto-Renewal

Apple Music comes with a free three-month subscription, but be careful—Apple has already “helpfully” signed you up to begin paying the $9.99 monthly fee via your iTunes account when the trial ends. To make sure you don’t get charged, press the human silhouette icon in the top left corner of Apple Muisc, select “View Apple ID,” then select “Manage” under the Subcriptions header. Select “Apple Music Membership” and then select “Free Trial.” The app should then show you the date your trial is set to end, and it won’t charge you after that time expires.


Download Songs Using Cellular Data

By default, the iPhone only downloads songs over Wi-Fi to help prevent large data bills. If you want to be able to download Apple Music songs to your phone via wireless data, go to the Settings menu and then select “iTunes & App Store.” Toggle the “Use Cellular Data” option on, and Apple Music will be able to download songs whenever you have an Internet connection.

See the Upcoming Schedule for Beats 1

Beats 1, Apple Music’s live radio station, is a new twist for music streaming, but presents an age-old problem for music listeners: how do you know what the radio station is going to play next? If you simply click on the “Beats 1” art at the top of the “Radio” tab, you’ll be presented with a schedule of the upcoming shows over the next several hours. Bonus protip: you can add any song playing on Beats 1 to your library by selecting the three periods to the right of the song’s name and clicking “Add to My Music.”

Adjust Your Genre/Artist Preferences

When you first boot up Apple Music, the app will ask you to pick a few favorite genres to help it show you songs catered to your tastes. Later on, if you realize the app is serving you a bit too much death metal, you can change these preferences easily. Click the human silhouette icon in the top left corner, select “Choose Artists for You” and you’ll be taken to the same selection screen for genres and artists that you saw when you first used the app.

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Here’s the Trailer For The Upcoming Steve Jobs Movie

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It stars Michael Fassbender and Kate Winslet

A full trailer for the upcoming biopic of Steve Jobs, the late founder of Apple [fortune-stock symbol=”AAPL”], has just been released.

The trailer, which is two-and-a-half-minutes long, is the first extended look at the movie, which is based on the biography of Jobs written by Walter Isaacson.

Danny Boyle, who won an Academy Award for Slumdog Millionaire in 2008, directed the movie. It stars Michael Fassbender as Jobs, along with Seth Rogen, Jeff Daniels, and Kate Winslet.

According to the film’s official website: “Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicenter.”

The movie is due in theaters on Oct. 9.

You can watch the full trailer here:

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Watch Michael Fassbender Channel Steve Jobs in the New Biopic Trailer

“Musicians play their instruments. I play the orchestra.”

If, like the majority of critics, you weren’t satisfied with the 2013 Steve Jobs biopic Jobs, there’s hope yet that a second attempt might make you forget a bespectacled Ashton Kutcher. The second film, Steve Jobs, is based on Walter Isaacson’s official biography, with Danny Boyle in the director’s seat and a screenplay penned by Aaron Sorkin.

The trailer plays like one long Sorkin-esque reproach of the demanding, arrogant Jobs, as played by Fassbender, with criticism levied by colleagues (Steve Wozniak, played by Seth Rogen, and Joanna Hoffman, played by Kate Winslet), executives (John Sculley, played by Jeff Daniels) and his spurned ex-girlfriend Chrisann Brennan (Katherine Waterston).

Though Steve Jobs will be released two years after Jobs, Sony Pictures acquired the rights to the biography roughly a year before production began on Jobs. Sorkin has said that the film will consist of three acts, each one dramatizing the events leading up to a major Apple product launch.

Steve Jobs hits theaters Oct. 9.


Here’s How to Turn Off Apple Music

You might like things just the way they were

Apple launched Apple Music on Tuesday, the company’s new Spotify-like streaming music service. iPhone and iPad users who update their devices to the latest version of iOS will see their old Music app has changed to prominently feature Apple Music and its various bells and whistles.

That’s great if you want a streaming service from Apple, but not so much for anyone who liked things just the way they were. If you would rather listen to the music you’ve purchased with no fancy-smancy recommendations or new album suggestions, there’s a simple method of doing so.

As Six Colors‘ Dan Moren explains, just go to the Settings app, then tap on the Music tab and move the “Show Apple Music” switch to the off position.


Moren notes this won’t completely change things back to the way they were—you’ll still see the Connect tab, for instance—but your Music app should look at least a little bit more familiar.


Read next: The Best Cellphone Plans of 2015

TIME Music

How to Stop Apple Music From Automatically Billing You

The first three months are free, but it defaults to auto-renew

Apple Music officially launched on Tuesday, and users are flocking to the three-month free trial — with a cleaner conscience, thanks to Taylor Swift.

But if you end up ditching the service after the trial ends, you should make sure you’re not billed $9.99 under Apple Music’s default automatic renewal. (Remember: anyone with an Apple ID had to link up a valid credit card or other payment option.)

Here’s how to make sure you don’t accidentally cost yourself some cash, as WIRED points out:

  1. Once you’re in the Apple Music app, tap on the human head icon to enter your profile.
  2. Tap on View Apple ID and log in.
  3. Tap on Manage, which is under Subscriptions.
  4. Tap Your Membership, and then Your Apple Membership.
  5. Now you’ll see Automatic Renewal. Switch this to off to cancel your subscription.

Read next: Everything You Need to Know About Apple Music

TIME Companies

Court Ruling Finds Apple Guilty of Fixing Book Prices

A customer is reading on an iPad at an Apple store Barcelona on May 28, 2010.
Manu Fernandez—AP A customer is reading on an iPad at an Apple store Barcelona on May 28, 2010.

The ruling ends a long-running fight

An appeals court in New York on Tuesday upheld a 2013 verdict that Apple organized an illegal conspiracy with five book publishers to raise the price of ebooks, noting that so-called horizontal price-fixing is “the supreme evil of antitrust.”

The ruling ends a long-running legal fight between Apple and the U.S. Justice Department, and paves the way for Apple to start issuing payouts to consumers in a related class-action settlement.

The high-profile case involved a scheme in which Apple’s late CEO Steve Jobs invited five book publishers to change their pricing arrangements as part of a plan to promote Apple’s newly-introduced iPad in 2010. The publishers went along with the plan in order to stymie industry powerhouse Amazon—an arrangement that U.S. District Judge Denise Cote said amounted to blatant price-fixing.

The book publishers in the case–Harper Collins, Penguin, Simon & Schuster, Hachette and Macmillan–elected to settle before the case went to trial but Apple, adamant that it did nothing wrong, chose to fight on alone.

On Tuesday, however, the U.S. Second Circuit effectively ended Apple’s efforts, by upholding Cote’s ruling:

“Because we conclude that the district court did not err in deciding that Apple violated § 1 of the Sherman Act, and because we also conclude that the 6 district court’s injunction was lawful and consistent with preventing future anticompetitive harms, we affirm,” wrote Judge Debra Ann Livingston for a 2-1 majority. Judge Dennis Jacobs wrote a dissenting opinion.

The ruling means that Apple will soon begin disbursing payments to consumers that it agreed to last year under the terms of a conditional class action settlement. That arrangement called for Apple to pay $450 million if the Second Circuit upheld Cote’s ruling.

While Apple could technically appeal to the Supreme Court, it appears unlikely it will do so given the class action settlement arrangement. An Apple spokesperson the following statement:

“Apple did not conspire to fix ebook pricing and this ruling does nothing to change the facts. We are disappointed the Court does not recognize the innovation and choice the iBooks Store brought for consumers. While we want to put this behind us, the case is about principles and values. We know we did nothing wrong back in 2010 and are assessing next steps.”

The Justice Department’s case, including the appeals court ruling, is just one part of a sprawling set of court proceedings related to the ebook controversy. It resulted in the Justice Department obtaining an injunction, which governed how Apple and the publishers are allowed to interact and set prices for ebooks. But the Justice Department victory also paved the way for a joint effort by state attorneys general and class action lawyers to put the squeeze on Apple and publishers in the form of cash damages; the publishers bowed out early in settlements worth tens of millions – Apple’s decision to fight on in part explains the higher $450 million settlement.

“Gloves-off competition”

This final outcome is a bitter pill for Apple and, especially, for many in the book industry who feel it was misguided for the Justice Department to have targeted Apple, which remains a bit player in the e-book industry, even as industry giant Amazon remains dominant.

That argument, however, appears to have carried little sway with Judge Livingston who argued that Apple and the publishers could not rationalize their behavior on the grounds they were challenging Amazon:

“Plainly, competition is not served by permitting a market entrant to eliminate price competition as a condition of entry, and it is cold comfort to consumers that they gained a new ebook retailer at the expense of passing control over all ebook prices to a cartel of book publishers,” Livingston wrote.

In his dissent, Judge Jacobs argued the lower court had made a basic error of law, but characterizing Apple’s behavior as an automatic (or “per se”) antitrust violation, rather than examining the larger competitive context. He also claimed the lower court, and Livingston, failed to acknowledge that Amazon’s below-cost pricing for some books was not just intended to spur Kindle sale, but served as a tool to entrench a monopoly. The dissent also suggested his colleagues took an idealized approach to business:

“A further and pervasive error (by the district court and by my colleagues on this appeal) is the implicit assumption that competition should be genteel, lawyer designed, and fair under sporting rules, and that antitrust law is offended by gloves-off competition.”

You can read the ruling for yourself below:


This article originally appeared on Fortune.com

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Siri Now Gets Sassy When You Ask Her to Solve the Unsolvable

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Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul can't get enough of it

Siri is generally pretty polite when you ask her reasonable questions such as, “Where is the nearest coffee shop,” but ask her a puzzler, like “What’s zero divided by zero,” and Apple’s digital assistant gets a bit feisty.

“Imagine that you have zero cookies, and you split them evenly among zero friends. How many cookies does each person get? See? It doesn’t make sense,” Siri responds.

It gets harsher: “And Cookie Monster is sad that there are no cookies,” she continues. “And you are sad that you have no friends.”


The response only seems to be working for iPhone users who have upgraded to iOS 8. But those who have are very excited to discover this new, sassier side to Siri. Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul, who loves a good prank, spread the word via his Twitter.

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Here’s How Much the Biggest Companies Will Make During the Leap Second

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Spoiler: it's a lot

Tuesday, June 30, will be exactly one second longer than the typical day. That’s thanks to the “leap second,” which gets added on to a day every now and again to compensate for a constant gravitation tug-of-war between Earth and the moon that very gradually slows our planet’s rotation.

The leap second made us wonder: exactly how much do America’s largest companies make during that extra second?

To answer that question, we took the top five firms in the Fortune 500 and divided their annual revenue by the number of seconds in the average year. The result?

  • Walmart, the largest company in the world, makes enough in one second ($15,390) to feed a family of four for over 14 months.
  • It takes Exxon Mobil one second to generate enough revenue ($12,124) to buy one half of a Toyota Prius.
  • Chevron makes enough in one second ($6,457) to buy 2,333 gallons of gasoline.
  • Berkshire Hathaway takes in enough in one second ($6,169) to buy almost 16,000 cans of Coke, the favorite soda of Berkshire founder Warren Buffett.
  • With the amount Apple makes every second ($5,793), the company could buy nine new unlocked iPhones.

And how much does the average American household make in one second? According to the U.S. Census, the answer is less than a cent. It’s pretty good to be a giant corporation.

Read next: Why Tomorrow is Going to Be One Second Longer than Today

TIME Music

Apple Music: Here’s What the Reviewers Say

What works—and what doesn't

Apple Music, the company’s new music streaming service, launches Tuesday. Here are some of the reviews we’ve seen so far:

Walt Mossberg, re/code: Rich, Robust — But Confusing.“Would I pay $10 a month — $120 a year — to use it? My answer is a tentative yes, with some caveats. Apple has built a handsome, robust app and service that goes well beyond just offering a huge catalog of music by providing many ways to discover and group music for a very wide range of tastes and moods. But it’s also uncharacteristically complicated by Apple standards, with everything from a global terrestrial radio station to numerous suggested playlists for different purposes in different places. And the company offers very little guidance on how to navigate its many features. It will take time to learn it. And that’s not something you’re going to want to do if all you’re looking for is to lean back and listen.”

Harley Brown, Spin: What Works (and What Doesn’t). “The first thing that happens when Apple Music launches actually looks pretty familiar to anyone who used Beats Music: circles representing different genres (Indie, Electronic, Oldies, Alternative, etc.) float into view on the screen, and users tap or double-tap the ones they like and love, respectively. Once those categories have been nailed down, the artists in them — Tame Impala for Indie, Porter Robinson for Electronic, and B.B. King for Blues, to pick a smattering of options presented to me —and then, ideally, you’re done. For Apple Music’s intents and purposes, your musical identity has been established, at least until if/when you decide to change it later.”

Edward Baig, USA Today: Visually appealing with creative playlists. “Apple has high hopes for the Connect feature that connects artists to fans. The artists you follow may post extra music and videos, photos, in-progress song lyrics, info on tour dates and more. Having indicated an interest in classical music, I found myself connected to the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra where conductor Sir Simon Rattle in a video discussed streaming classical music. For all its promise, the Connect area seems pretty thin at the outset.”

Christina Warren, Mashable: It’s all about curation, curation, curation. “Much of the Apple Music experience really is Beats Music. And this is a good thing. I always thought Beats had the best discovery mechanism of the streaming services. With live radio, human curated playlists and access to your iTunes purchase history, I’m really liking Apple Music. Will it replace Spotify for diehard subscribers? That’s a more complicated question — and one I plan to address in Mashable‘s full review. For now, however, the For Me section alone has made me excited about music for the first time in a long time. And that’s a good thing.”

More as they come in.

This article originally appeared on Fortune.com

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