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We now live in a world where the iPhone 7 exists. But, how does the thing “feel”?

Instagram is building new zoom, filter and GIF features for the iPhone 7.

That sweet, new jet black iPhone 7 finish? Yeah, Apple says it’ll basically scratch when you look at it, so put a case on the phone to cover the finish.

Google is buying predictive-analytics firm Apigee for $625 million, or a 6.5 percent premium over Apigee’s Wednesday closing price.

Serious stuff…Facebook is celebrating the 50th anniversary of “Star Trek” by making its like buttons and reactions look like “Star Trek” characters and symbols to some Facebook users in the U.S. and Canada.

ICYMI…Microsoft is taking its Hololens goggles on tour in September and October for demos at Microsoft stores. The store in Palo Alto will have the Hololens to try out from Sept. 15-18. It will be the first chance for regular folks to try out Hololens goggles.

Amazon’s Alexa is coming to mobile devices. That is, as long as your mobile device is made by Amazon.

And if you haven’t had enough of Pokemon Go, yet, Nintendo says its new Pokemon Go Plus bracelet will be released on Sept. 16. The bracelet will connect via Bluetooth to your smartphone and will vibrate and light up if you pass a Pokestop.

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Photo: Apple CEO Tim Cook introduces the iPhone 7 at the product launch held at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco on Wednesday, Sept. 7. (Photo by Gary Reyes/Bay Area News Group)


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