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Feb 12
Kanex announces new Aluminum MultiSync Bluetooth Keyboard for Apple...

Kanex (www.kanex.com) has announced a new family of wireless Bluetooth keyboards for Apple devices, including its flagship model, the MultiSync Aluminum Mac Keyboard.

The wireless keyboard features a sleek design with a Mac layout and can connect up to four Mac and iOS devices at once. Kanex is also introducing a new MultiSync Mini Keyboard, and two new EasySync iPad Keyboards with 2-in-1 covers that convert into a smartphone or tablet stand.

The Kanex MultiSync Aluminum Mac Keyboard features a premium aluminum finish, while the MultiSync Mini Keyboard is made of stainless steel, both complementing your Mac and assuring durability for everyday use, according to Andrew Truong of Kanex. Four Bluetooth keys let you switch between four Mac or iOS devices – just pair your devices and start toggling.

You can adjust screen brightness, volume, play and pause with single touch focus keys on the Mac layout you’re...

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Feb 12
AppDelete for Mac OS X gets tweaked version interface, more

Reggie Ashworth has announced AppDelete 4.2.4 (http://www.reggieashworth.com/appdelete), an update to his application deletion utility for Mac OS X.

Via drag and drop, it will uninstall anything along with all of the associated items. Version 4.2.4 is an El Capitan optimized version with a tweaked user interface, refreshed graphics, and a new app icon. It also includes miscellaneous bug fixes and other optimizations.

AppDelete 4.2.4 is compatible with OS X 10.7 and higher. It costs $7.99 for a single user license. Upgrades from version 2/AppDelete Lite are$3.99. A full-featured demo is available. Version 3 licenses without a serial number are also eligible for the upgrade

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Feb 12
Syncro Soft Updates Oxygen XML Web Author To Version 17.1.1

Syncro Soft, the developer of the Oxygen XML suite of products, has announced version 17.1.1 of its Oxygen XML Author.

The upgrade takes advantage of the Oxygen authoring technology to bring XML editing and reviewing to any device that supports modern web browsers. The user interface is designed to allow you to interact with XML content in the most efficient and productive way possible.

Oxygen XML Web Author provides guided authoring with content completion assistance, automatic validation, inline hints, and a variety of common editing actions for each type of document. A review panel provides an overview of all comments and tracked changes, and offers a way of navigating through changes and accessing various review actions.

Oxygen XML Web Author is available as a ready-to-use product, and as part of the Oxygen XML software development kit. For more information, go to www....

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Feb 11
Remote FileMaker 14 Training Series Course set for April

FileMaker authors John Mark Osborne and Steven Blackwell will teach the FileMaker Training Series for FileMaker Pro 14 remotely in April.

Remote classes offer the FileMaker Training Series at a 50% reduction in price because there’s no training facility to rent or instructor travel expenses. Students also avoid personal travel expenses such as airfare, meals and hotel stay.

The FileMaker Training Series (FTS) is the official training curriculum from FileMaker, Inc. The course offers a series of nine training modules that cover a comprehensive set of topics designed to help you master the essentials of FileMaker solution development. Osborne and Blackwell will customize the training for FileMaker 14 where necessary.

Database Pros offers the FTS modules grouped in eight hour classes as follows: Planning a FileMaker Solution; Developer Skills; Advanced Developer Skills; FileMaker Server; and Security. The first 24 hours of class emphasize development skills like...

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Feb 11
LEGO Star Wars - The Complete Saga for Mac Force-levitates onto Steam

Feral Interactive (www.feralinteractivecom) says LEGO Star Wars — The Complete Saga for Mac is now available at Steam.

The game lets players experience iconic moments from all six Star Wars movies from podracing on Tatooine to targeting inexplicably unshielded exhaust ports. You solve puzzles through the use of creative thinking, teamwork, and building situations.

LEGO Star Wars — The Complete Saga for Mac has over 120 playable characters, including new characters like Watto, Zam Wessell, Boss Nass. The game sports redesigned levels like the "Mos Espa Podrace" and "Gunship Cavalry,” which take advantage of the the open vehicle gameplay of LEGO Star Wars II.

Bonus levels and missions allow you to take 10 additional Bounty Hunter missions from Jabba the Hutt in the prequel trilogy. Two Player Local Co-Op lets friends and families play together.

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Feb 11
Mozart 2 for Mac OS X now available in a pro version

RoGame Software has released Mozart 2 Pro for Mac OS X. It’s designed to help musicians of all levels improve their music reading skills in an entertaining casual game.

The new pro version features an overhauled game engine with five additional instruments, 235 assignable instrument sounds, new game characters, full support for OS X El Capitan, and a polished user interface There are over 25 new features.

Mozart 2 Pro (version 1.0.1) costs $14.99 and requires Mac OS X 10.10 or later. It’s available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store (http://tinyurl.com/joo94pc) in the education and music categories. Educational discounts are available.

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Feb 11
Pomfort upgrades Silverstack for OS X to version 5

Pomfort has announced Silverstack 5, an update to its media management software for Mac OS X 10.9 or later.

Featuring the automated matching of media and color information in one clip library, it facilitates and accelerates workflows in film productions of all sizes. Version 5 focuses on the evolving role color occupies in today's film production workflows and includes features designed to make it easy to manage and create looks in combination with source media on set and beyond.

A yearly subscription for Silverstack can be purchased for $399, the yearly subscription for Silverstack XT (a higher end version) is $599. Pomfort allows you to rent Silverstack and Silverstack XT for the duration of 14 days/one month/ wo months. Silverstack XT is now also available as a bundle offer with LiveGrade Pro. Silverstack 5 can be acquired at the Pomfort webstore . A 14-day trial demo is available for download.

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Feb 11
Output Factory for InDesign 1.5.44 improves Flash SWF and PostScript...

Zevrix Solutions has announced Output Factory 1.5.44, a maintenance update to its output automation solution for Adobe InDesign.

Output Factory automates printing, exporting, preflighting and file delivery from InDesign. The software offers an array of time saving options such as batch processing, export as single pages, variable file names, layer versioning, PDF preflight, FTP delivery and more. Version 1.5.44 improves reliability of InDesign file conversion to PostScript and Flash SWF formats.

Output Factory can be purchased from the Zevrix website (www.zevrix.com) for $169.95 (there’s a “lite” version for $120, and a server version for $700). A demo is available for download. BatchOutput users can upgrade to Output Factory for $85. Output Factory requires Mac OS X 10.7-10.11 and Adobe InDesign CS3-CC 2015.

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Feb 10
Red Giant announces update to PluralEyes in Shooter Suite 13

Red Giant (www.redgiant.com) has released Shooter Suite 13.0, which features the new PluralEyes 4.0, an update of the audio/video sync tool that’s compatible with any non-linear editor.

Topping the list of new features in PluralEyes 4.0 is the ability to sync with PluralEyes directly in Premiere Pro, without having to leave the host app, Smart Start capabilities, automatic drift correction, vertical track scaling, integration with Red Giant Offload, and more simplicity and automation than ever before. It also sports a completely updated look and additional new features.

Shooter Suite 13.0 is available today and can be purchased for $399 (a $99 upgrade) through Red Giant. Customers can purchase individual products or the entire Shooter Suite 13 (a savings of $197 when compared to the price of the individual products in the suite).

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Feb 10
Hue Dada! lets you colorize Finder items

DouWere, s.p.r.l. has introduced Hue Dada ! 1.0 for OS X, an app designed to enhance the user experience with the Mac OS X finder. You can drag and drop any Finder item onto the Hue Dada icon in the color bar to colorize it, according to its tag.

Hue Data! colors your icons according to their tag. The folks at DouWere say the app is “technically secure,” based on Apple’s standards.


Hue Dada! requires Mac OS X 10.10 or higher. It costs $0.99 and is available at the Mac App Store (https://itunes.apple.com/app/id1049662769).

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Feb 10
Apple software veteran introduces ‘Internet’ browser

Andrew Kaz, a veteran Apple software developer, has released a new web browser called "Internet." He says it’s a new kind of web browser, unique and unlike anything that has ever come before.”

It introduces a search-based interface in which Search is the Interface. Search results are merged completely with tabs. “Internet” stands for the ideal of Information for this new Information Age, “researching, learning, reading from the vast library that is now the Internet,” says Katz.

It’s available at the Mac App Store (http://tinyurl.com/jmtzy2q) for $4.99. Internet requires Mac OS X 10.10 or higher.

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Feb 10
Patriot DDR4 SODIMMs approved for Intel Gen 6 Skylake NUCs

Patriot (www.patriotmemory.com) has announced the qualification of their 4GB and 8GB DDR4 2133MHz SODIMMs for compatibility with Intel’s latest GEN 6 i3 NUC (Next Unit of Computing) and GEN 6 i5 NUC.

The qualification of Patriot’s 4GB and 8GB SODIMMs was completed by CMTL, an independent compatibility testing lab used by Intel to qualify memory for their motherboards and platforms. Each DIMM submitted by Patriot was put through rigorous physical and environmental testing in order to be qualified as compatible with Intel’s GEN 6 NUC, mini PC.

Both the i3 and i5 models of the Intel GEN 6 NUCs have a maximum capacity of 32GB between its two DIMM slots and up to 2133MHz making Patriot a first rate option for a computer memory solution, says Les Henry, Patriots’ vice president of Engineering.

Patriot’s Signature Line DDR4 4GB (PSD44G213381S) and 8GB (PSD48G21332S) 2133MHz SODIMMs both have a...

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Feb 10
LifeFlix for Mac OS X revved to version 1.5

LifeFlix (lifeflix.com)— a Mac OS X app for watching, protecting, and sharing your video tape memories — has been revved to version 1.5.

The utility was created to import all your DV, HDV, and Digital Hi8 tapes. Just plug your camera into your computer, and LifeFlix grabs all the videos and organizes them into a catalog. You can watch and share, or you can protect them on a external hard drive or cloud service.

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Feb 09
piQtility for OS X updated with enhanced resize picture features

MoonApp has updated piQtility for Mac OS X to version 4.6.2. It’s a picture utility that lets you manage, watermark, preview, sort, edit, convert or rename your pictures. Version 4.6.2 sports enhanced resize pictures features.

A demo version is available for download (http://www.moon-app.com/Downloads/piQtilityDEMO.dmg). Registration is $14.99. piQtility requires Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later.

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Feb 09
CacheWarmer 15 for OS X is here

CacheWarmer (https://assetcache.io/cachewarmer/) — which bridges the gap between Apple’s Caching Server and a traditional software update server — has been updated to version 15.

It’s a command line utility for OS X Mavericks and later that warms up (or pre-populates) a Caching Server with iOS and OS X updates rather than waiting for devices to request them. Version 15 introduces a new feature management scheme and reduces CacheWarmer's download footprint. Here are the full release notes:

° Populates ipsw files used by Apple Configurator 2 for restoring iOS – This is a licensed feature and opt-in --enable ipsw

° Populating iOS beta updates is now a licensed feature and is opt-in --enable iosbeta

° Support for the new update feed used in the iOS 9.3 beta

° Opt out of OS X updates --disable mac

° Performance improvements when parsing an iOS update feed...

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Feb 09
FileMaker introduces new series of free how-to guides

FileMaker, Inc. (www.filemaker.com) has announced the release of the first in a three-part series of free how-to guides designed to lead teams through the process of building a custom app using the FileMaker Platform.

Custom apps can be developed in virtually any size organization but are very often done by small teams that consist of fewer than 20-25 people, be it entire small businesses or teams within larger companies. FileMaker’s new how-to guides provide a step-by-step process that starts with a comprehensive planning cycle covering goals, requirements, functionality and usability.

“FileMakers Custom App How-to Guides are designed to “demystify the process of building successful apps using the FileMaker Platform. Planning sets the stage for a successful development process,” says Ann Monroe, senior director of marketing, FileMaker. Inc. “A successful plan includes: Evaluating goals, identifying...

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Feb 09
KeepSolid launches Roadmap Planner for OS X

KeepSolid has introduced Roadmap Planner 1.3 for OS X, an app oriented towards people who plan their lives or/and businesses.

It was specifically designed to help anyone put together strategy, systematize goals and ideas without piles of papers or huge tables in spreadsheets. Featuring predefined templates with different color and font schemes according to user preferences, the app also includes a presentation mode to present ideas and plans.

Roadmap Planner requires OS X 10.10 or later. It costs $19.99 and is available worldwide through the Mac App Store (http://tinyurl.com/gmr5ct6) in the Productivity category.

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Feb 09
Zevrix upgrades Delivery Express for Mac OS X to version 2.5

Zevrix Solutions has delivered Deliver Express 2.5, a maintenance update to its hot folder based solution to automatically send files across the Internet and locally with email notifications.

The utility can serve multiple users on a network and supports FTP, Amazon S3, WebDAV, Google Storage, AFP, SMB and other services. The software offers built-in email delivery notifications, file compression, detailed history and more. The new version dramatically speeds up file transfer on local networks.

Deliver Express can be purchased from the Zevrix website (www.zevrix.com). The license prices are based on the maximum number of allowed destinations and range from $29.95 to $299.95. The update is free for licensed users. A demo is available for download. Deliver Express requires Mac OS X 10.5-10.11.

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Feb 08
Apple's Swift benchmark suite is now open source

In a post on its Swift blog (https://swift.org/blog/swift-benchmark-suite/) Apple says Swift’s benchmark suite is now open source. The uite contains source code for benchmarks, libraries, and utilities designed to help track Swift performance and catch performance regressions before they are committed, including:

° 75 benchmarks covering a number of important Swift workloads;

° Libraries providing commonly needed benchmarking functions;

° A driver for running benchmarks and displaying performance metrics;

° A utility for comparing benchmark metrics across Swift versions.

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Feb 08
Apple releases third developer betas of OS X 10.11.4, iOS 9.3, watchOS...

Apple has released its third developer beat of Mac OS X 10.11.4. The new beta seems to be a maintenance upgrade. Previous betas have added support for Live Photos in iMessages and the ability to encrypt individual items in Notes.

Apple has also released the third beta of iOS 9.3. The upcoming version of the mobile operating system adds: new features for the Health, Wallet, Notes, and Settings apps; the ability for students to share iPads; an enhanced Managed Apple ID function; and new 3D Touch shortcuts. It also adds a new feature called Night Shift, which is is designed to cut down on the amount of blue light an iOS device is putting out during the evening hours.

The third betas of tv OS X 6.2 are also available. The tvOS 6.2 beta adds support for pairing Bluetooth keyboards, Folders organization for home screen apps a new App Switcher user interface, more Siri dialects, a native Apple Podcasts app. The watchOS 2.2 beta, in conjunction with the new tvOS beta, lets...

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Feb 12
Internet security market may hit $46.5 billion by 2021

A new report by Allied Market Research (www.alliedmarketresearch.com) says the world Internet security market is expected to garner $46.5 billion by 2021, registering a CAGR [compound annual growth rate] of 8.4% from 2016 to 2021.

The market is driven by the huge demand for Internet security software solutions due to the increasing number of cyber-attacks and the adoption of cloud-based Internet security systems, according to the research firm. Increasing use of Internet-based applications across various sectors, such as education, government, retail, IT & telecommunications, BFSI and others, make them prone to virus and spam attacks.

According to McAfee, in 2014, cybercrimes, such as unethical hacking, botnets, distributed denial of services (DDoS), malware, spyware, spams, viruses, and other threats, caused a loss of $400 billion, worldwide. Increasing incidence of security...

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Feb 11
Over 90% of smart thermostat, door lock, and sprinkler...

New data from Parks Associates (www.parksassociates.com) reveals that 19% of U.S. broadband households currently own at least one Internet-connected smart home device.

These devices, including smart thermostats, sprinkler systems, door locks, and security cameras, offer remote control, monitoring, or notifications via a smartphone, tablet, or computer. Upwards of 90% of device owners use mobile apps to access cloud-supported services associated with their devices, according to the research group.

"IoT cloud platforms offer device makers and companies the opportunity to greatly expand the value of a product or service, and consumers are responding," said Brad Russell, research analyst, Parks Associates. "Cloud-based services also create unique new service partnerships, such as the automated guest-entry system in the RemoteLock from smart door lock maker LockState. This solution will be...

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Feb 10
Study: retailers’s mobile capabilities lag customer...

Retailers are failing to meet consumer demand for increased convenience while shopping with mobile devices, according to new research from Accenture, which conducted two pieces of research: the Accenture Adaptive Retail report, which surveyed more than 10,000 consumers across 13 countries; and a separate benchmarking study that evaluated a global sample of 162 retailers in 10 countries across multiple industries. 

Taken together, the research findings highlight the need for retailers to become more adaptive in order to embrace and achieve the connected and integrated shopping experience that consumers seek. The consumer survey found that the number of consumers shopping “on the go,” with mobile devices, grew 10% in the past year, from 36% of consumers in 2014 to 40% in 2015. 

Not surprisingly, the number of shoppers who want more retail services via mobile devices, particularly real-time in-store promotions, also grew this past year, to 47%, up from 40% in last year’s...

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Feb 09
Gartner: worldwide wearables device sales to grow 18.4%

Gartner, Inc. (www.gartner.com) forecasts that 274.6 million wearable electronic devices will be sold worldwide in 2016, an increase of 18.4% from 232.0 million units in 2015.

Sales of wearable electronic devices will generate revenue of $28.7 billion in 2016. Of that, $11.5 billion will be from smartwatches.

"From 2015 through 2017, smartwatch adoption will have 48 percent growth largely due to Apple popularizing wearables as a lifestyle trend. Smartwatches have the greatest revenue potential among all wearables through 2019, reaching $17.5 billion," said Angela McIntyre, research director at Gartner. "Though the sales of smartwatches are the one of the strongest types of wearables, their adoption will remain much below sales of smartphones. For example, in 2016 more than 374 million smartphones will sell in mature market countries and in large urban areas of emerging market countries, for example, in Hong...

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Feb 08
40% of U.S. health care providers’ IT budgets are...

A new report from IDC (www.idc.com) examining the results of the “2015–2016 Healthcare Provider Technology Spend Survey” reveals that while 40% of providers reported their IT budgets are still growing, only 25% of providers with growing budgets attribute the growth to electronic health records (EHR), providing evidence that the post-EHR era is upon us as providers turn to optimizing the business for accountable care, adding analytics and care management, and away from massive enterprise EHR projects.

The new survey specifically examines technology spending and planned technology spending by U.S. acute care hospitals with more than 200 beds. The results indicate that we are at the beginning of the post-EHR/post–meaningful use era in healthcare IT. The hospitals responding to the survey overwhelmingly reported confidence in their ability to manage meaningful use. Hospitals were somewhat less confident in their ability to...

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Feb 05
Gartner: cloud email gaining traction among global...

The cloud email market is still in the early stages of adoption with 13% of identified publicly listed companies globally using one of the two main cloud email vendors, according to Gartner, Inc. (www.gartner.com).

A recent study by the research group found that 8.5 percent of public companies in the sample use cloud email from Microsoft's Office 365 service, while 4.7% use Google Apps for Work. The remaining 87% of companies surveyed have on-premises, hybrid, hosted or private cloud email managed by smaller vendors. 

These are the findings of a Gartner research study based on an automated examination of a large number of publicly available email routing records. The research group used the email server addresses in the domain records of nearly 40,000 public companies globally, to find out which ones point to cloud email services from Google or Microsoft. 

"Although it is still early days for cloud...

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Feb 04
Rising number of smart homes will drive the global...

The global connected device market is set to reach $6.2 million by 2020, growing at a compound annual growth rate of over 10%, according to new data from the Technavio (www.technavio.com) research group.

In 2015, the Americas was the largest market for connected devices, accounting for almost 46% of the overall market share. Technavio’s report states that rapid advances in technology and changing consumer preferences regarding the use of electronic devices are the main factors contributing to market growth in this region.
The US accounts for the majority of the connected devices market in the Americas.

This growth is attributed to the implementation of the Green Buildings Act. This act covers the public, private, and non-profit sectors and aims to increase the energy efficiency and sustainability of buildings. The use of connected devices has reduced annual energy consumption in many countries....

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Feb 03
1-in-3 home Wi-Fi routers to double as public hotspots...

A new study from Juniper Research (www.juniperresearch.com) predicts that at least one in three home routers will be used as public Wi-Fi hotspots by 2017, and that the total installed base of such dual-use routers will reach 366 million globally by the end of 2020.

The new research notes that these so-called “homespot" routers essentially create two wireless networks separated by a firewall: one network is for private use while the other is offered as a public Wi-Fi hotspot by the broadband operators. Major broadband operators such as BT, UPC and Virgin Media in Europe and several of the biggest cable TV operators in the US such as Comcast and Cablevision have adopted the homespot model as a low-cost way of rapidly expanding their domestic Wi-Fi coverage.

The research pointed out that the rapid expansion of Wi-Fi in this way is also giving rise to a number of global Wi-Fi aggregators such as...

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Feb 02
Fitness devices to dominate the wearables market until...

New data from Juniper Research (www.juniperresearch.com) shows that fitness wearables will remain the primary wearable device, with smartwatches being less commonly used for the next three years.

However, fitness wearables are expected to be used by approximately 110 million people worldwide at the end of 2019, while smartwatches will have more than 130 million users, according to the research group. Juniper Research observed that the lines between the categories are starting to blur, with fitness wearables offering a range of call-handling and notification functions that can also be found in smartwatches. The existence of app-enabled fitness trackers, such as the Samsung Gear Fit and Microsoft Band, lessens the distinction even further.

A recent Juniper Research survey also found that fitness devices are the most popular wearables because they are both cheaper and have a more obvious use...

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Feb 01
The Northern Spy: why does the stock market always...

By Rick Sutcliffe

Why is it that supposedly hard-headed evidence-based fact-found business and IT decision makers seem so driven instead by emotional and personal considerations?

Take the stock market, for instance. The one predictable thing about it is that it always overreacts, whether on the up or down side. Never has this been more apparent than lately, where every titbit of "news" sends it on a wild gyration, up several hundred points one day, down likewise the next, with no time or effort spared for considered analysis of said reports (calling them "information" is too generous, given the lack of intentional processing).

Speculative psychology is the driver, not investment analytics, and this is true whether short or longer term swings are the grist in the mill for speculative profits. Day traders try to make money in the moment, predators buy enough stock to force their views on the board, usually with a view to selling off profitable...

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Ben Software, in conjunction with Pro Video Analytic Tools, has introduced MotionMap, a new video analytics software product designed to work in conjunction with any video surveillance (CCTV) system. The software... Read more »
Ashlar-Vellum’s Graphite 10, the latest release of their 2D/3D CAD wireframe drafting package for Mac OS X and Windows, offers support for the latest operating systems including Mac OS X El Capitan. Additionally, a font... Read more »
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Mosa Motion Graphics’ Green Screen Pro 1.0 for OS X is a helper app that brings amazing 3D and 2D motion effects to iMovie and Final Cut Pro users. It has a library of 100+ green screen CGI clips. They include motion... Read more »

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14:43
“The Maltese Falcon” is returning to theaters for...

Slashfilm:

Have you never experienced the wonders of seeing Humphrey Bogart on the big screen? Have you never watched a John Huston film in a movie theater either? Well, now you can do both, because Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies are teaming up for anniversary screenings of The Maltese Falcon.

Frequently considered the first – and finest – example of film noir filmmaking in Hollywood, 1941’s classic The Maltese Falcon will cast its mysterious shadows on the silver screen once again on Feb. 21 and Feb. 24 as part of the Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies (TCM) TCM Big Screen Classics series.

But moviegoers should take note that the opportunity to see “the stuff that dreams are made of” in theaters will be fleeting: The Maltese Falcon will play four times only, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. (local time) each day.

Sadly, it doesn’t look like this is screening near me but if you can get tickets, I strongly encourage you to go see this absolute classic...

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11:53
The dark origins of Valentine’s Day

NPR:

Valentine’s Day is a time to celebrate romance and love and kissy-face fealty. But the origins of this festival of candy and cupids are actually dark, bloody — and a bit muddled.

Though no one has pinpointed the exact origin of the holiday, one good place to start is ancient Rome, where men hit on women by, well, hitting them.

I love these origin stories – as a kid, I was a big fan of Roman and Greek mythology. Our present version of Valentine’s Day, regardless of your feelings about the day, is certainly better than its origin story.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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11:48
AT&T Jumps Into the 5G Race


AT&T on Friday announced plans to start testing 5G technology, with a possible limited commercial rollout before the end of 2016. 5G offers the promise of besting the speeds of today's fastest wireless networks by a factor of 10 to 100, through the use of millimeter waves, network function virtualization, and software-defined networking. Through a collaboration with Ericsson and Intel, AT&T will be ramping up its efforts to bring 5G to market starting in the second quarter of this year.

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11:47
This film editor kept Deadpool from flying off the...

The Verge:

Amazingly, the new Deadpool movie does work. That has a great deal to do with Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick’s screenplay, but so much of what keeps the film from flying out of control is the editing. Julian Clarke had to do the heavy lifting in Adobe Premiere to strike a balance between the character’s love of gore and gleeful absurdity, making a movie that’s accessible to both fans and neophytes. It’s not easy, since Deadpool seems made for situations that fly out of control. I spoke with Clarke about the film, the challenges he faced making it, and why the sequel might be harder to pull off than anyone expects.

Interesting interview with the editor of the film and the particular challenges he had in keeping the level and tone just right. I haven’t seen the movie but I’ve heard good and bad things about it. But, from the trailers, it feels like one of those movies you’re either going to immediately form an opinion about one way or the other. Personally, I...

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11:27
Why a die-hard mechanical watch lover can’t get the...

Hodinkee:

Having worn an Apple Watch almost exclusively for the last month, I feel absolutely confident that mechanical watches aren’t going anywhere for now. But the Apple Watch isn’t either.

It’s almost improbably well done, and it shows a willingness to think creatively that ought to be heeded by the luxury watch industry – and it also suggests to me that underestimating its impact, and Apple, is dangerous.

This is a long and well detailed review of the Apple Watch from the point of view of a person who loves and lives for mechanical watches. This is a guy who reviews $95,000 mechanical watches on a regular basis so his opinions regarding the Apple Watch are very interesting.

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10:42
Warning: Adobe Creative Cloud deletes data in your...

Petapixel:

Here’s a major warning to those of you who use Adobe Creative Cloud on a Mac: the latest version of Creative Cloud has a bug that deletes unrelated data from your root directory without warning.

The bug in Adobe Creative Cloud version 3.5.0.206 was discovered by the cloud backup service Backblaze, whose customers were having their data deleted by Adobe’s app.

This is yet another in a long line of issues with apps in Adobe’s Creative Cloud and it may be the most destructive one yet. I was forced to use CC but I don’t do any of the updates as they pop up. I know Adobe screws this stuff up on a regular basis so I keep myself one update behind.

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10:01
∞ Piezo 1.5 arrives; Piezo exits the Mac App Store

Rogue Amoeba:

While the App Store has many shortcomings, it’s the onerous rules and restrictions Apple has for selling through the Mac App Store which pose the biggest problem. The type of software we make is precluded from being sold through the store, particularly now that sandboxing is a requirement, and Apple has shown no signs of relaxing those restrictions. Fortunately, unlike iOS, the Mac platform is still open. We’re able to distribute and sell direct to our customers, right from our site. We’ve got almost 15 years of experience and success doing just that, and we have no plans to stop.

I get why Apple does sandboxing and, in broad terms, it’s great for users. But we are seeing more and more developers unable to create the products they want because of sandboxing. The...

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09:30
The new iPhone fashion shoot: bikinis, foam core,...

Fstoppers:

When I heard the iPhone 6s was coming out on September 25, I decided now was the best time to create a new video to prove once and for all that quality photography can be taken with any budget.

Instead of using a fancy studio (which was actually just my garage in the last video) I decided to do the shoot around my house and then outside at the beach. Instead of seamless paper I decided to use backgrounds that anyone could easily find. Most importantly, I limited my lighting budget to about $40 maximum per shot.

I love this post because it shows you don’t need a ton of gear to get great shots. With your iPhone, some stuff you can buy at Home Depot and a little ingenuity, you can create your very own fashion shoot. Thanks to iheartapple2 for the link.

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09:26
Review: Atlas Wristband is an ambitious but flawed...

The Atlas Wristband is a noble first effort at something no other fitness tracker does, but there are too many rough edges to recommend it to anyone but a small subset of fitness enthusiasts.

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07:52
Rogue Amoeba’s Piezo is leaving the Mac App Store

Another app is leaving the Mac App Store. Rogue Amoeba says that Piezo — an app that lets you capture audio from already-running applications, as well as from several hard-to-capture applications like the Safari and Chrome web browsers, FaceTime, and more — will only be available at the product website.

Why the change? According to the folks at Rogue Amoeba: “A major reason for the initial creation of Piezo was our desire to allow recording from other applications on the Mac within the limits of what Apple’s Mac App Store rules allowed. We were pleased to provide audio capture to customers of the Mac App Store, and for a time, things worked just fine. However, Apple eventually changed the rules, requiring that all applications distributed through the Mac App Store be sandboxed. This was a...

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07:12
Apple announces USB-C Charge Cable Replacement...

Apple has announced an USB-C Charge Cable Replacement Program. The company says a limited number of charge cables that were included with MacBooks through June 2015 may fail due to a design issue. 

As a result, your MacBook may not charge or only charge intermittently when it’s connected to a power adapter with an affected cable. Apple will provide a new, redesigned USB-C charge cable, free of charge, to all eligible customers. This program also covers Apple USB-C charge cables that were sold as a standalone accessory.

For MacBook owners who provided a valid mailing address during the product registration process or Apple Online Store purchase, Apple will send you a new cable by the end of February 2016. All other eligible MacBook owners should use the replacement process below to receive a new USB-C charge cable.

Affected cables have “Designed by Apple in California. Assembled in...

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07:04
Valentine’s Day spending expected to reach $19.7...

In the U.S., 54.8% of consumers celebrate Valentine's Day (which is tomorrow), and many buy presents for their significant other. The average amount spent per consumer reached $146.84 in 2015, according to new data from MarketResearch.com.

The gifts given most often include candy, cards, flowers, jewelry, clothing, and eating out or dining. Candy is one of the most common Valentine's Day gifts, with 47.5% of people giving it as a gift. Approximately $1.7 billion is expected to be spent on candy for Valentine's Day. In the U.S., 81% of Americans eat chocolate, making it a popular choice for the holiday.

Retail outlets and foodservice establishments benefit from Valentine's Day as it is becoming a high spending holiday. According to the Retail Advertising and Marketing Association, $403 million in revenue is generated from the sale of domestically cut...

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04:30
Social media is the queen of hearts for single...

SOASTA, which specializes in performance analytics has announced the findings of its 2016 Valentine’s Day Survey (which is, in case you don’t know, tomorrow). 

Conducted online by Harris Poll in late January 2016, the SOASTA study questioned 2,046 American adults aged 18+ and 1,158 American youths ages 8-18 to determine how Americans plan to send Valentine’s Day wishes this year. According to the new research, 79 percent of youths and 71 percent of adults plan to send Valentine’s Day wishes this year.

SOASTA’s Valentine’s Day Survey revealed that many adults plan to turn to social media to send Valentine’s Day wishes this year. Nearly one in three (32%t) of adults who plan to send Valentine’s Day wishes will do so through social media sites,...

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04:30
Kanex announces new Aluminum MultiSync Bluetooth...

Kanex has announced a new family of wireless Bluetooth keyboards for Apple devices, including its flagship model, the MultiSync Aluminum Mac Keyboard. 

The wireless keyboard features a sleek design with a Mac layout and can connect up to four Mac and iOS devices at once. Kanex is also introducing a new MultiSync Mini Keyboard, and two new EasySync iPad Keyboards with 2-in-1 covers that convert into a smartphone or tablet stand.

The Kanex MultiSync Aluminum Mac Keyboard features a premium aluminum finish, while the MultiSync Mini Keyboard is made of stainless steel, both complementing your Mac and assuring durability for everyday use, according to Andrew Truong of Kanex. Four Bluetooth keys let you switch between four Mac or iOS devices – just pair your devices and start toggling. 

You can adjust screen brightness, volume, play and pause with single touch focus keys on the...

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03:00
The week in Apple news: iPhone 5se and iPad Air 3...

Apple headlines for the week ending Feb. 12, 2016

It’s President’s Day weekend, which means many people in the United States have a three-day weekend to honor the 44 people who have served in this land’s highest office. OK, seriously, most people are going to be shopping at President’s Day sales, watching a movie, playing video games, or enjoying the outdoors. With all that time on your hands, you can catch up on the Apple-related headlines from the past week in this slideshow. Click on the link to get more info.

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01:27
This week on AI: Apple Car secrets, iPhone &...

This week more evidence of Apple's car project was uncovered, while rumors hinted at an Apple Music TV show starring Dr. Dre, as well as a launch date for a new 4-inch iPhone and third-generation iPad Air. Separately, Apple seeded several new betas and was hit with two lawsuits.

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Friday February 12

18:37
Bug in Adobe Creative Cloud updater erases root...

Adobe has pulled its most recent Creative Cloud update after the version was found to contain an errant script that automatically deletes locally stored Mac user data without warning.

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18:33
Rock the vote for your favorite game in the GDC...

Want to make your voice heard in this year's Game Developer's Choice Awards? How about doing the same for the Independent Game Festival's accolades? Boy howdy, you're covered in both cases. Once again, the GDCA and IGF are opening up the floor for au...

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16:53
Apple, Inc set to open new $25 million tech center...

Apple is reportedly opening its first technology development located in India, on 250,000 sq ft of land within the IT corridor of Hyderabad, next to facilities for Microsoft, Infosys, Wipro and Cognizant, reportedly within Tishman Speyer's WaveRock facility.

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16:07
Apple’s First Scripted Series will Star Dr. Dre

Apple is pushing forward with its first scripted series with a show called Vital Signs starring and produced by Dr. Dre. Citing unnamed sources, The Hollywood Report reported that Vital Signs will be a semi-autobiographical vehicle for the rap mogul-turned-tech executive. Sam Rockwell and Mo McCrae will also be involved.


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16:07
Adobe Creative Cloud Bug Deletes Files Without...

Adobe Creative Cloud users were in for a surprise after installing a recent update: files from their Macs were deleted without any warning or request for permission. Adobe pulled the update, but not before many Mac users unexpectedly lost files.


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15:56
Apple says some USB-C cables shipped with Retina...

Apple has launched a replacement program for the USB-C cable that came bundled with 2015 Retina MacBook units, finding that some cables were faulty. Bad cables would result in the MacBook not charging, or charging unreliably when connected to a power adapter.

From Apple’s help site, affected customers can order a free replacement USB-C cable. Retina MacBook owners who provided a mailing address at product registration will be shipped a new cable automatically by the end of February … If you did not provide this information...

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Saturday February 13

09:45
Apple Seeks Court's Relief over Issue of Unlocking...

Before the Paris terrorist attack, a New York Court ordered Apple to unlock their security on an iPhone – and then changed its mind and deferred the ruling. While both sides await the final ruling, Apple wrote a letter to the judge.

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05:16
Future 5G Wireless Networks will Provide leapfrog Perfor...

AT&T is unveiling its 5G road map to bring customers the next-generation of super-fast, flexible wireless connectivity. AT&T next-gen 5G-service is expected to deliver speeds 10-100 times faster than today’s average 4G LTE connections. One technology that will benefit from 5G networks is automatic speech recognition (ASR) that will be able to take Apple's Siri ...

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03:05
Apple Announces that MacBook USB-C Charge Cables may Fai...

Apple has officially announced that a limited number of Apple USB-C charge cables that were included with MacBook computers through June 2015 may fail ...

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Friday February 12

20:07
Apple to Open Innovation Center in Hyderabad India this...

Back in March 2015 we posted a report titled "Apple Considering a Technology Development Center in India." We noted in that report "that Bob Kupbens, a former executive with US retailer Target and Delta Air Lines, who is now a vice-president at Apple Online Retail, was the man evaluating the options. Today we're learning ...

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19:22
An Apple Grant of $500K worth of Macs, iPads and Apple T...

Jackson Elementary in Salt Lake became the second school in the state Friday to receive a grant from Apple as part of the nationwide ConnectED program. The approximately $500,000 award will allow Jackson to provide technology for every student and teacher at the school, including Apple hardware ...

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15:29
Apple Launches USB-C Charge Cable Replacement Program fo...

Apple today launched a worldwide replacement program for the USB-C charge cables that were shipped with the 12-inch Retina MacBook through June of 2015, as these cables can fail "due to a design issue."

According to Apple, affected cables may cause the MacBook to not charge or to charge intermittently when it is connected to a power adapter. Cables with the issue can be identified by their labeling, which reads "Designed by Apple in California. Assembled in China." Redesigned cables have the same text, but also include a serial number.

Apple is providing new, redesigned USB-C charge cables to MacBook owners with faulty cables at no cost. In addition to cables that shipped with the MacBook, the replacement program also includes faulty cables that were sold as standalone accessories.

Customers who supplied a valid mailing address when registering their product or purchasing it through the Apple Online...

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13:27
Eddy Cue and Craig Federighi Discuss Bloated Software Ac...

Eddy Cue and Craig Federighi spoke with John Gruber in this week's episode of "The Talk Show," where they commented on recent opinions that Apple's software isn't up to snuff and offered some details on a new version of iTunes coming in OS X 10.11.4.

Last week, Re/code's Walt Mossberg wrote a piece entitled "Apple's Apps Need Work," pointing towards a "gradual degradation" in quality in several Apple apps and services like iCloud, Mail, and Photos. iTunes for the desktop was one of the most heavily criticized apps, with Mossberg saying he "dreads" opening it because it's "bloated, complex, and sluggish."

During the podcast, Gruber asked Eddy Cue about Mossberg's opinion, prompting him to give some background on how Apple wanted the iTunes experience to work. iTunes, Cue said, was...

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12:22
Apple Set to Tippy-Toe into TV Land with their First Sho...

Talk of Apple’s interest in original programming has been around for a few years, ever since Netflix and Amazon started finding success in the arena. Now the Hollywood Reporter has learned that Apple is making its first original television show.

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11:40
iPad Air 3 and iPhone 5se to Be Available on March 18 Fo...

Apple is planning to begin selling the upcoming iPad Air 3 and the 4-inch iPhone 5se starting on March 18, reports 9to5Mac. The two devices will be offered in stores and online starting on Friday following their introduction at an event to be held on Tuesday, March 15.

Apple is not expected to accept pre-orders for the two devices, and the short period between announcement and launch suggests Apple expects supplies of the iPad Air 3 and iPhone 5se to be plentiful. It is unusual for Apple to offer an iPhone directly after an announcement, but this is the first time the company has launched a standalone non-flagship device.Launching the new iPhone and iPad models so soon after introduction and not offering pre-orders would be a new strategy for Apple. Apple typically releases new...

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11:02
Japan Display's Upcoming Touch Screens Feature Slim...

Apple supplier Japan Display revealed some details on its second-generation "Pixel Eyes" LCD modules over the holidays, providing us with a look at some of the ways the display industry is advancing. Japan Display's "Pixel Eyes" modules incorporate touch functionality into the display, and in the second-generation model, there are some exciting improvements.

Using a new sensor structure and new materials, Japan Display has managed to decrease the thickness of the bezel, going from 0.8mm to 0.5mm. A deeper black level is available, and the display can accept input with a stylus as narrow as 1mm for finer detail when drawing or writing.

Perhaps the most intriguing feature in the LCD module is its ability to operate with wet fingers. Many current smartphone screens are unable to work accurately under water and when fingers are wet as water is capacitive and confuses the built-in touch sensors.

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10:22
Dr. Dre to Star in Apple's First Original Televisio...

Following rumors Apple is planning to create original television content like Netflix and Amazon, news has leaked about the company's first prospective TV show courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter. The series, called Vital Signs, is described as a dark semi-autobiographical drama that stars Beats co-founder and Apple executive Dr. Dre.

Sources who have seen scripts and descriptions of the show have described it as being very dark, reflecting at least in part on the life of Dr. Dre. Each episode is said to focus on a "different emotion" and the way Dre's character handles it.

While technically a half-hour, the show is not a comedy. Instead, it is described as a dark drama with no shortage of violence and sex. In fact, an episode filming Monday and Tuesday this week...

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08:30
iPhone 7 Predicted to Adopt Lightning Headphones Without...

Apple is likely to wait until 2017 and the "iPhone 7s" to introduce noise-canceling headphones, according to a Barclays analyst report posted today. In the report, analysts Blayne Curtis and Christopher Hemmelgarn believe that 2016's iPhone 7 will include a Lightning-equipped headphone accessory, with the "potential" for a dynamic noise-canceling system to be introduced next year.

The analysts believe Apple will use a basic digital codec in 2016, allowing the company to introduce Lightning-connected headphones later in the year. This move will prepare Apple for the possibility of including Cirrus Logic's (an Apple audio supplier) more advanced noise-cancellation smart codec in 2017, which requires a digital codec to be installed in the first place.

We still believe there is potential for AAPL to add ANC in the IP7S but believe AAPL is including just the digital headphone in the IP7 this year. Recent speculation surrounding the elimination of the headphone jack...

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08:16
U.S. Treasury Secretary Calls on the EU Commission to Re...

At the top of the month we posted a report titled "Europe's Antitrust Chief Determined to Pursue Apple in Tax Case." today we learn that the U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew called on the European Union to reconsider tax probes targeting U.S. companies on Thursday, arguing that such moves represented disturbing precedents.

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07:19
The Details Emerge in the 'Error 53' Class Act...

On Monday we posted a report titled "A Seattle Law Firm is looking to file a Class Action Lawsuit against Apple over the 'Error 53" Controversy," and late yesterday the law firm of Pfau Cochran Vertetis Amala PCVA filed a class-action lawsuit against Apple in federal court. Today's report covers the law firm's press release and part of their court filing introductory commentary. To further serve the Apple community, we've also enclosed a full Scribd document covering the full class action filing that will fill you in with all of the details that may be interest to you.

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07:00
AT&T to Begin Testing 5G, 10-100 Times Faster Than 4...

AT&T has announced that it will begin trialing 5G wireless technologies this year, including lab tests in the second quarter and outdoor tests over the summer. The carrier anticipates 5G speeds to be 10-100 times faster than today's average 4G LTE connections, with reduced latency.Customers will see speeds measured in gigabits per second, not megabits. For reference, at one gigabit per second, you can download a TV show in less than 3 seconds. Customers will also see much lower latency with 5G. Latency, for example, is how long it takes after you press play on a video app for the video to start streaming on your device. We expect 5G latency in the range of 1 to 5 milliseconds.Worldwide standards are still lacking for 5G technologies, but the 3GPP group aims to complete the first phase of that process in 2018. The widespread rollout of AT&T's 5G...

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05:48
The Specific Allegations Found in the Immersion Lawsuit...

Yesterday we reported that Immersion Corporation sued Apple over their Touch Feedback Technology. Our report covered the basics of the lawsuit through the eyes of Immersion's press release. Today, the specific allegations against Apple emerge.

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Thursday February 11

16:32
Google Rumored to be Developing a Next-Gen VR Headset th...

A couple of weeks ago we posted a detailed report titled "Apple's 'Secret' VR Team isn't that Secret Anymore," covering recent and long standing rumors and patents regarding a VR headset Apple is reportedly working on. Now A new rumor has surfaced that "Google is getting real about virtual reality.

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16:04
Apple Facing Class Action Lawsuit Over 'Error 53...

Seattle-based law firm Pfau Cochran Vertetis Amala (PCVA) today followed through with plans to bring a class action lawsuit against Apple over the "Error 53" controversy that made headlines last week.

"Error 53" is the error code that some iPhone 6 owners have received after third-party repairs that affect Touch ID were made to their iPhones, rendering the devices unusable. As explained by iFixit, repairs made by third-party services using components not sourced from the original device cause the iPhone to fail a Touch ID validation check because the mismatched parts are unable to properly sync. Parts that can impact Touch ID include the screen, flex cable, and Home button.

When this Touch...

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15:56
New Patent War: Immersion Files Patent Infringement Case...

It looks like a new patent war front has just opened up against Apple. Earlier today Immersion Corporation, a developer and licensor of touch feedback technology, published a press release announcing that they've both filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission ("ITC") against Apple Inc., AT&T Inc., and AT&T Mobility LLC and a patent infringement complaint against Apple, AT&T and AT&T Mobility in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

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15:02
Apple Invents New Heart Rate Monitoring Process & Ne...

Today, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published a number of patent applications from Apple that are worth highlighting. We covered two inventions earlier today relating to a new 3D Sessionless Pointing User Interface and another covering ten Apple Watch band inventions. In this report we cover a pair of interesting inventions. The first relates to a new heart rate monitoring process for the Apple Watch that could provide cleaner results while the second one relates to device button and slider mechanisms being reinvented from using mechanical components to those using magnetics technology.

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Saturday February 13

05:00
Add Columns, Delete Columns, and Edit Columns, and...

Previously, we covered creating tables in SQL. To create a column in a table, use the ALTER TABLE statement, along with the ADD and then define a column name followed by the data type:

ALTER TABLE nameoftable
ADD nameofcolumn datatype

To delete a column in a table::

ALTER TABLE nameoftable
DROP COLUMN nameofcolumn

To change the type of data stored in a column, use MODIFY:

ALTER TABLE nameoftable
MODIFY COLUMN nameofcolumn datatype

In this article, we’ll use the same “Customers” table from our first articles to add and edit columns:

ID Site Contact Address City Zip Country
1 Krypted Charles Edge my house Minneapolis 55418 US
2 Apple Tim Cook spaceship Cupertino 95014 US
3 Microsoft Satya Nadella campus Redmond 98053 US
4 Facebook Mark Zuckerberg foodhall Menlo Park 94025 US
5 JAMF Dean Hager Grain Exchange Minneapolis 55418 US

Let’s add a column called “ExpDate” in the “Customers...

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Friday February 12

05:00
Link Data In Multiple Tables Using The SQL JOIN...

A SQL JOIN clause combines rows from tables, based on a field shared between them (often a joining or ID field). There are four types of JOINs:

  • INNER JOIN: Show rows when there’s a match in BOTH tables
  • LEFT JOIN: Show rows in the left table with the rows that match up from the right table
  • RIGHT JOIN: Show rows in the right table with rows that match up in the left table
  • FULL JOIN: Show rows with a match in at least one table

In this article, we’ll use the same “Customers” table from our first articles:

ID Site Contact Address City Zip Country
1 Krypted Charles Edge my house Minneapolis 55418 US
2 Apple Tim Cook spaceship Cupertino 95014 US
3 Microsoft Satya Nadella campus Redmond 98053 US
4 Facebook Mark Zuckerberg foodhall Menlo Park 94025 US
5 JAMF Dean Hager Grain Exchange Minneapolis 55418 US

Let’s look at a...

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Thursday February 11

09:00
Episode 084 on Clause Library Word add-in—Office 365...

In this episode, Jeremy Thake talks to Brendon Ford from Provoke Solutions on the Clause Library Word add-in that integrates with SharePoint Online.

The Clause Library app is a cloud-based information repository that can be accessed, searched, edited and retrieved directly from Microsoft Word. Whether you’re working on legal contracts, RFP/RFQ responses or sales proposal, your organization probably has certain phrases or clauses that are used repeatedly across multiple documents. After a painstaking review to get the perfect wording, it is difficult to ensure that information is always up-to-date and available for others.

Clause Library solves this problem, using the power of Office 365 and SharePoint Online:

  • Robust search functionality makes it easy to find the needed clause; with one click it can be added to the Word document you’re currently working in.
  • New clauses can be added and existing clauses can be edited in the central cloud-based...
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09:00
Goodyear brings spirit of innovation to every facet...

Today’s Microsoft Office 365 post was written by Sherry Neubert, chief information officer for The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.

It’s been said that the best way to predict the future is to invent it. At The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, that’s never been truer—innovation is an integral part of the culture at Goodyear. From the continual evolution of our tires, manufacturing processes and information systems, innovation is present just about everywhere in our business. We have a market-oriented innovation strategy, which means we combine the needs and desires of our tire consumers with technology to create tires and service solutions that add value and distinguish our branded products from our competition.

In fact, we made the tire-buying process easier for consumers in North America when we recently launched an e-commerce program where...

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05:00
Remove Items From SQL Databases Using the DROP...

In SQL, the DROP Statement is used to remove databases, tables, and indexes. The syntax to remove a table is:

DROP TABLE nameoftable

Wow. That’s really, really easy. I mean, you can delete craploads of data that way! It can’t be! You can also delete a database. To do so, use the DROP statement again, but this time, instead of dropping a table, let’s remove the database:

DROP DATABASE nameofdatabase

Aaaaaand, you can drop an index, which on MySQL is done using an ALTER statement, followed by TABLE, then the table name that has an index needing to drop:

ALTER TABLE nameoftable DROP INDEX nameofindex

You can also delete the data inside the table, rather than the table. This leaves the schema in tact so that you can start writing data to the database again:

TRUNCATE TABLE nameoftable

And viola, you’re deleting data like a fool!

...

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Wednesday February 10

10:00
OS X El Capitan 10.11.4 beta 3 (15E39d) Now Available

OS X El Capitan 10.11.4 beta 3 (15E39d) Now Available

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10:00
OS X El Capitan 10.11.4 beta 3 (15E39d) Now Available

OS X El Capitan 10.11.4 beta 3 (15E39d) Now Available

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09:00
Empowering students with Genius Hour—Part 2:...

Today’s post is written by Tammy Brecht Dunbar, M.Ed., STEM and fifth-grade teacher in the Manteca Unified School District and Educational Technology at Teachers College of San Joaquin in Stockton, California.

This is part two of a three-part series taking an in-depth look at actual in-class lessons from “Liberating Genius,” Angela Maiers’ free e-book (in OneNote format). For more guidance, access my updated OneNote lesson plans, which include “Part 1: Accepting your genius” and “Part 2: Accelerating your genius,” here.

It’s been said that a person must hear something positive about themselves 17 times before they believe it. After implementing “Liberating Genius” (which...

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05:00
Query SQL Data In A Range Using The BETWEEN Operator

Sometimes you’re looking for IDs, prices, zip codes and the like in a range. You can use the BETWEEN operator to select integers, text, or dates within a range of items. The syntax when using the BETWEEN operator would look similar to the following:

SELECT column(s)
FROM table
WHERE column_name BETWEEN value AND value;

In this article, we’ll use the same “Customers” table from our first articles:

ID Site Contact Address City Zip Country
1 Krypted Charles Edge my house Minneapolis 55418 US
2 Apple Tim Cook spaceship Cupertino 95014 US
3 Microsoft Satya Nadella campus Redmond 98053 US
4 Facebook Mark Zuckerberg foodhall Menlo Park 94025 US
5 JAMF Dean Hager Grain Exchange Minneapolis 55418 US

The following SQL statement selects all Sites with an ID BETWEEN 2 and 4:

SELECT * FROM Customers
WHERE ID BETWEEN 2 AND 4;

Or look for the ones that are not between those:

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Tuesday February 9

13:30
Download and Install the Renewed Intermediate...

Starting February 14, the renewed Apple Worldwide Developer Relations Intermediate certificate must be included when signing all new Apple Wallet Passes, push packages for Safari Push Notifications, and Safari Extensions. While most developers and users will not be affected by the certificate change, we recommend that all developers download and install the renewed certificate on their development systems and servers as a best practice. Learn more.

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13:30
Download and Install the Renewed Intermediate...

Starting February 14, the renewed Apple Worldwide Developer Relations Intermediate certificate must be included when signing all new Apple Wallet Passes, push packages for Safari Push Notifications, and Safari Extensions. While most developers and users will not be affected by the certificate change, we recommend that all developers download and install the renewed certificate on their development systems and servers as a best practice. Learn more.

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09:08
Deferred Channel build now available for the Office...

The first Office 365 Deferred Channel build (previously known as Current Branch for Business) is now available for Microsoft Office 365 for Windows (including Office 365 ProPlus, Office 365 Business, Project Pro for Office 365 and Visio Pro for Office 365). The Deferred Channel allows organizations to choose an update schedule that reduces the frequency of feature changes for the Windows desktop apps, enabling IT admins and developers to have more time between releases to validate Office against their line-of-business applications, add-ins and macros. For information on the updates available in the Deferred Channel build, visit the Office 365 Client Release Notes.

Starting today, you can download the Deferred Channel build directly from the Office CDN, and on Feb 23, 2016, the build will be available in the Office 365 User...

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09:00
The Office Small Business Academy February webcast—”...

Are you paying yourself what you’re worth or just enough to get by? Be sure to watch the February episode of the Office Small Business Academy titled “Money Matters: How to Get It, Grow It and Keep It” on February 23 at 9 a.m. PT / noon ET. We will discuss all things money—from financing to tax preparation to cash flow management.

  • CNBC on-air contributor, Carol Roth, shares her financial tips for entrepreneurs, including how to build your financial team and the best ways to save for the future.
  • CPA and president of The Marks Group, Gene Marks, has advice on tax preparation, avoiding audits and boosting deductions.
  • Entrepreneur and author of “How to Get Unstuck,” Barry Moltz, explains how to maximize cash flow and offers help to sidestep costly mistakes.

Don’t miss this episode full of helpful advice...

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05:00
Compound Searching Using The SQL WHERE Statement...

One of the most important aspects of searching for objects is to be able to define multiple values in a search. We looked at searching using text globbing. But the IN operator goes a step and allows you to search
The IN operator allows you to specify multiple values in a WHERE clause.

SELECT column
FROM table
WHERE column IN (value,value,...);

In this article, we’ll use the same “Customers” table from our first articles:

ID Site Contact Address City Zip Country
1 Krypted Charles Edge my house Minneapolis 55418 US
2 Apple Tim Cook spaceship Cupertino 95014 US
3 Microsoft Satya Nadella campus Redmond 98053 US
4 Facebook Mark Zuckerberg foodhall Menlo Park 94025 US
5 JAMF Dean Hager Grain Exchange Minneapolis 55418 US

The following outputs all customers with a Site of “Krypted” or “JAMF”:

SELECT * FROM Customers
WHERE Site IN ('Krypted','JAMF');

When looking to use the IN operator, note...

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04:13
My MacADUK Slides from London

As promised, here’s the presentation I gave this morning at the MacAD UK Conference in London. It is incredibly well put together and all the presentations thus far have just been fantastic. Congrats to the entire team at Amsys and the speakers for such a great show!

MacADUK 2016 Presentation

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Monday February 8

10:00
Xcode 7.3 beta 3 Now Available

Xcode 7.3 beta 3 Now Available

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Xcode 7.3 beta 3 Now Available

Xcode 7.3 beta 3 Now Available

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iOS 9.3 beta 3 Now Available

iOS 9.3 beta 3 Now Available

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iOS 9.3 beta 3 Now Available

iOS 9.3 beta 3 Now Available

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10:00
tvOS 9.2 beta 3 Now Available

tvOS 9.2 beta 3 Now Available

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10:00
watchOS 2.2 beta 3 Now Available

watchOS 2.2 beta 3 Now Available

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10:00
OS X El Capitan 10.11.4 beta 3 Now Available

OS X El Capitan 10.11.4 beta 3 Now Available

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Fractal Space (Games)
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