IDG Contributor Network: Tower of power, Apple-branded display promise Mac resurgence

There isn’t anything flashy about computer towers. 

And their lack of style made it easy for Apple to abandon them.

But do we really prefer Apple produces more iMacs and unconventionally shaped Mac Pros? What if instead they decide to return to their most durable, albeit boring desktop hardware design?

Returning to the tower designs of yesteryear could potentially be a big win for Apple not to mention its customers. iMac and Mac Pro hardware designs feature stylish good looks over the ability to easily upgrade. 

Apple’s tight, sleek iMac suffers from poor thermal distribution. Consequently, incredible amounts of heat amass inside. Over time, the accumulation of heat contributes to rapid aging.

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IDG Contributor Network: The value of metadata – the most Instagrammed tourist attractions globally

Edward Snowden’s revelations about federal interception of private electronic transmissions started to build public awareness about the concept of “metadata.” The simple concept suddenly has people thinking about the data relating to the data they are generating and sharing—and the insights that could be gleaned from that.

A few weeks ago, I received an email from online travel company TravelBird asking me whether I was interested in a report detailing some metadata analysis they had done on Instagram posts. The pitch intrigued me for a few reasons: first, I’m interested in the insights that data can generate. Second, I’m a huge proponent of travel and traveling experiences as life-changing events. Third, I’m a big fan of using Instagram to document my travels, running and nature experiences (if you’re so inclined, feel free to check out my feed here.)

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58% off RAVPower Portable Multi-Functional Power Bank with 9000mAh Built-in Apple Lightning Connector and AC Plug – Deal Alert

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Wall Street

Snap Stock Snaps Back – for the Moment

Snap shares appear to have rebounded from the plunge they took earlier this month, after the newly public company released a massive $2.2 billion loss in the first quarter, but investors still are scratching their heads over the company’s prospects. Trading just over $20 at mid-day Tuesday, Snap looks to some like it has regained its early bloom. Others suspect that darker days are yet to come.

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Hands on: Android O’s most useful features (so far)

With Google I/O officially behind us, it’s time to start looking forward — and that means time to start thinking in more detail about the next major version of Android and what it’ll mean for us.

Google Home and Photos may have stolen the show at last week’s conference, but the already-under-development Android O certainly had its share of the spotlight. We’ve known about Android O for a while now, of course — ever since the first developer preview of the software plopped out back in March — but at I/O, Android O officially entered its beta phase and became readily available to anyone with a recent Nexus or Pixel phone.

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