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It could be one of the biggest Apple events ever. On Wednesday at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco Apple CEO Tim Cook may introduce as many as three new phones, a redesigned Apple TV set-top box and a really big tablet and he’ll do it all from an unfamiliar stage. It could be a day for firsts.

Of course, all we know at the moment is based on a lot of well-founded rumors. The only thing that’s pretty much a certainty is the iPhone 6S: A faster iPhone 6 with a better camera, a tougher zinc-reinforced case and, perhaps, a Force Touch screen. It’s unlikely Apple would update one iPhone 6 without adjusting the other, so we have to assume the bigger iPhone 6 Plus is getting an upgrade, tooDo not expect a radical redesign of the iPhone — that’s simply not in the cards. Read more…

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Automakers have given up fighting Apple and Google and are now joining the tech giants.

General Motors, for one, will be making Apple CarPlay available on nearly its entire 2016 model lineup, according to Consumer Reports. Android Auto will come later.

We recently spent a few days with CarPlay in a 2016 GM vehicle, and the experience was a mixed bag. But that might have had more to do with the car than with CarPlay.

GM lent us a Corvette Stingray that was CarPlay-equipped. The Stingray was Business Insider’s 2015 Car of the Year… Continue reading

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American businesses lose an estimated $37 billion a year due to meeting mistakes.

Steve Jobs made sure Apple wasn’t one of those companies.

Here are three ways the iconic CEO made meetings super productive:

1. He kept meetings as small as possible.

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In his book "Insanely Simple," longtime Jobs collaborator Ken Segall detailed what it was like to work with him.

In one story, Jobs was about to start a weekly meeting with Apple’s ad agency.

Then Jobs spotted someone new.

"He stopped cold," Segall writes. "His eyes locked… Continue reading