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Friday July 31

06:53
Suppliers ramping up Force Touch module shipments...

Apple touch panel suppliers are reportedly ramping up shipments of Force Touch modules in preparation for the launch of a next-generation iPhone, according to a new rumor.

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05:20
Force Touch Panel Makers for the next iPhone now in...

At the beginning of the month we reported that the iPhone supply chain had started delivering parts and components to the two iPhone OEMs Foxconn Electronics and Pegatron for production of next generation iPhone devices. Today it's specifically being revealed that touch panel suppliers are ...

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04:35
Established entertainment brands are being outshone...

New data from the June Application Strategies’ Monthly iPhone Entertainment App Tracker (http://bit.ly/1HLdbbk) – covering 150 individual countries – indicates that established entertainment brands are being outshone by less well known applications potentially creating new media powerhouses across the globe.

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04:28
Honda to Introduce CarPlay in the Accord Next Month

According to a new report, the 2016 Honda Accord will be the first mass-market car to come equipped with Apple CarPlay. The Honda Accord has long been a preferred sedan for sensible suburbanites and now it will roll out with Apple's cool CarPlay next month.

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03:15
Vodafone turns to QR codes for 'simpler'...

QR codes look like they're really starting to catch on, and Vodafone's not one to turn down a reserved seat on the bandwagon. As part of a new trial, the UK carrier has teamed up with mobile payments renegade PowaTag so pay-as-you-go customers can to...

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03:06
Huawei passes Microsoft as third-largest mobile...

When Microsoft bought Nokia, it inherited a pretty large feature phone business. But that business has shrunk a lot since the purchase, according to Strategy Analytics, and Microsoft hasn't set the smartphone world on fire either. As a result, Huawei...

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03:00
Hands-on with Mail 9 in El Capitan: Improved full-...

Mail is one of those apps most of us take for granted. It’s one of the first apps we configure when setting up a Mac. In El Capitan, that foundational app experience is the same—what’s more, Apple has introduced big improvements to Mail 9 that make it easier to work on and do more with your messages.

Much more robust full-screen support and swipe gestures are two of Mail 9’s most noticeable visual changes. That’s not all: Improved data detectors make it easier to add events to your calendar and contacts to your contact database. There are other under the hood improvements to make it easier to find what you need and act on it.

Full-screen support and gestures

Full-screen support in Mail 9 makes it easier to juggle multiple email messages. Let’s say you’re composing an email and you want to check another message or copy something from it. The email message you’re composing now moves to the bottom of the screen, so you can access your email inbox, copy text or...

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02:53
FontExplorer X Pro 5.0.1 - Font management software...

FontExplorer X Pro is optimized for professional use; it's the solution that gives you the power you need to manage all your fonts.

Now you can more easily manage, activate and organize your existing font collection as well as find and experiment with new fonts. Whether you've got a hard drive full of typefaces or a few cherished families, FontExplorer X Pro handles your font library quickly, efficiently and reliably. And when you're ready to add to your collection, you can view thousands of classic designs and the latest releases from independent foundries using the integrated store.

FontExplorer X Pro features an enhanced user interface with a configurable toolbar, activation control, comprehensive font information at your fingertips, customizable font previews, back-up functionality and access to FontExplorer X Server. Used together, FontExplorer X Pro and FontExplorer X Server are your complete solution for organizing, exploring and buying fonts...

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02:33
Calcbot 1.0.2 - Intelligent calculator and unit...

Calcbot is an intelligent calculator and unit converter for the rest of us. Featuring an easy-to-read history tape, expression view, intuitive conversion, and much more!

Features

  • History Tape - Every calculation you enter gets saved to the history tape and optionally sent to your clipboard for quick pasting. Refer to calculations later or send them right back to the calculator.
  • Expression View - Calcbot's original expression view allows you to see everything you have typed so you'll never forget what you entered or miss a typo.
  • Conversion - Convert any of your calculations with over 500 units across 22 different categories including auto-updating currency rates.
  • Favorites - Fave a calculation and get instant access to its result via the Favorites Key. No more cryptic memory keys.
  • Scientific Functions - Calcbot supports common scientific functions in case you ever need them.
  • Constants - Get instant access...

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01:40
'Endless Space 2' hopes to sate your space...

The million-selling Endless series of strategy games is expanding with the fourth entry, Endless Space 2. It takes place in the same universe as the previous releases, but at the "space colonization age of different civilizations" within it. If you s...

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00:21
'Yooka-Laylee' snags a publisher after...

What's the next step after fully funding your game in 40 minutes on Kickstarter? If you're the team behind Yooka-Laylee, Playtonic, you get a publisher to help with stuff like localization (translating dialogue and text for different regions), QA tes...

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Thursday July 30

23:20
Mozilla is unhappy with Microsoft over Windows 10...

If you're one of the millions of people who've already upgraded to Windows 10, you've probably noticed that the OS changed your default apps. Your main browser, for instance, suddenly became Microsoft Edge after the upgrade -- something Mozilla finds...

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21:28
Twitter's new homepage is designed to lure in...

Twitter's making its experimental homepage visible to all visitors who aren't logged in, the company has confirmed to BuzzFeed. This new landing page shows potential users what the website is all about at a glance. See, it might be your favorite soci...

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20:07
Apple could be held liable for supporting terrorism...

A legal blog caused a bit of a stir on Thursday when it proposed Apple, along with other tech companies fielding communications services protected by strong encryption methods, might be held liable of providing material support to a suspected terrorist.

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17:10
Apple Watch coming to Best Buy Canada on August 14

Earlier this week it was revealed that Apple Watch would launch in more than 100 of Best Buy’s United States retail stores and online on August 7th, and now it looks like that expansion will also apply to Canada. According to MobileSyrup, Best Buy will also begin offering Apple Watch in Canada on August 14th. Just like in the United States, Best Buy Canada stores will offer 16 Apple Watch and Apple Watch Sport models.

Apple Watch will be available in Best Buy Canada retail stores, as well as online. Customers will be able to...

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17:02
Apple and other Tech Company Shuttle Drivers Set to...

According to a new report published late this afternoon, Unions continue to make inroads into Silicon Valley. Shuttle drivers for Apple, eBay, Yahoo, Zynga and several other Silicon Valley firms are set to vote Saturday on a package for improved wages ...

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16:40
50 Best Buy Canadian Stores Start Selling the Apple...

The Canadian Broadcast Corporation (CBC) reported today that the Apple Watch will become available in Canadian Best Buy stores on Aug. 14.

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16:40
When, why, and how to quit your job

A great read from Jeffrey Zeldman. I especially liked this:

(Hint: if you’re thinking about leaving your job, you probably want to.)

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16:22
Prior to the GTAT Fiasco, Apple had invented a New...

A little under 10 months ago Apple's one-time Sapphire supplier GTAT shockingly filed for bankruptcy. Countless problems in the manufacturing process failed to produce the sapphire that Apple wanted to use for the iPhone 6's cover glass. Today the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals a very sophisticated method to manufacture sapphire parts...

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15:49
Apple seeds second OS X 10.10.5 Yosemite beta to...

Apple on Thursday released a second beta build of its upcoming OS X 10.10.5 Yosemite update to developers for testing, including what appears to be only minor tweaks and bug fixes.

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15:43
Apple releases OS X 10.10.5 beta 2 to developers

Two weeks after releasing the first beta of OS X 10.10.5, Apple today has released beta 2 of the operating system to developers. The second beta build carries the build number 14F19a and is available to testers via the Mac App Store now.

Earlier today, Apple released beta 2 of iOS 8.4.1 to developers to test. Seeing that OS X El Capitan is slated to be released this fall, it seems likely that 10.10.5 is the last update Yosemite will see. Developers currently, of course, are focused on developing for El Capitan...

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15:43
New Apple TV Hardware Reportedly Coming in September

The long-awaited Apple TV refresh originally planned for June is coming this September, according to Buzzfeed, where John Paczkowski is now the managing editor of the site's San Francisco bureau. This time, "it's for real." The device's release is intended to prepare the way for another long-rumored product, an Apple streaming TV service, even though Apple is not yet ready to announce that service. The implication is that the new Apple TV will support it when it does get launched. The device will supposedly be slimmer, have a new touch-pad remote, a faster processor, more internal storage, and an Apple TV App Store. Let's hope this one's true! Check out Buzzfeed for more details.


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15:40
Apple Seeds Second OS X 10.10.5 Yosemite Beta to...

Apple today seeded the second beta of OS X 10.10.5 to developers, two weeks after seeding the first 10.10.5 beta and one month after releasing OS X 10.10.4 to the public. Because we're just a couple of months away from the public release of OS X 10.11 El Capitan, it's possible that OS X 10.10.5 may be one of the last updates to Yosemite.

Today's beta, build 14F19a, is available as an over-the-air update and can also be downloaded from the Apple Developer Center.

The first OS X 10.10.5 beta did not appear to include any consumer-facing changes, so it's likely that this update focuses on behind-the-scenes bug fixes and performance enhancements.

Over the course of its lifespan, OS X Yosemite has received four updates. The first two brought bug...

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15:26
Report: Get ready for a new Apple TV this September

Truth be told, we were a little disappointed when we didn’t get a new Apple TV announcement during WWDC in June, but it looks like Apple is finally blowing the dust off its old streaming media device.

According to BuzzFeed, Apple is planning to announce a new Apple TV during its iPhone event in September—“for real this time.” BuzzFeed’s unnamed sources confirm that the next-generation Apple TV will be slimmer, come with Apple’s A8 processor, include more built-in storage, and will have a better operating system. This iteration of the set-top box will also support Siri voice commands and have a redesigned touch-pad remote control. Additionally, this new Apple...

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15:16
OpenDaylight Project Picks Up Steam


The OpenDaylight Project this week announced that AT&T, ClearPath Networks and Nokia Networks have joined, bringing its membership total to 359. OpenDaylight is a collaborative open source project hosted by the Linux Foundation. Its goal is twofold: accelerate the adoption of software-defined networking; and create a solid foundation for network functions virtualization. The Linux Foundation announced the project in 2013, and ODL released its third software version, dubbed "Lithium," last month.

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15:15
Report: New Apple TV and SDK due in September, maybe...

One of the things Apple was supposed to announce at WWDC in June was a new version of the Apple TV, the company's now more than three-year-old set-top box. Days before the keynote, though, the New York Times reported that those plans had been postponed at the last minute because "the product was not ready." Today, a report from Buzzfeed, the same outlet that originally reported on the WWDC plans, says that a refined version of the same box will actually be coming out in September alongside Apple's next-generation iPhones and the final version of iOS 9.

The basic hardware sounds pretty much the same as it...

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14:52
Canadian Best Buy stores to start Apple Watch sales...

Hot on the heels of Best Buy's announcement that it will start selling Apple Watch in the U.S. on Aug. 7, the big box electronics retailer confirmed its Canadian outlets plan to commence sales of the wearable one week later.

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14:38
Apple TV Finally Ready to Launch in September with...

Sources familiar with Apple’s plans for the next generation of Apple TV tell BuzzFeed News that Apple intends to announce its next-generation device in September, at the same event at which it typically unveils its new iPhones.

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14:10
Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor Released for Mac and...

Feral Interactive announced that Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor has been released for Mac and Linux on the Steam platform. It's coming to the Mac App Store in early August, as well. The action adventure game is set in J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle Earth just as Sauron returns to Mordor, decades before The Lord of the Rings. It pits a slain-yet-resurrected Ranger named Talion against Sauron as Talion seeks vengeance. It's priced at US$49.99 and Â29.99, and is available on Steam now. Check out the trailer.


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13:59
Report: New Apple TV to be unveiled in September,...

According to a new report from BuzzFeed News, Apple is currently planning to unveil its refreshed Apple TV in September. The company had originally planned to unveil the device at WWDC this summer, but scrapped it from the event at the last minute. A September unveil has seemingly been expected since the announcement was pulled from WWDC.

The report goes on to corroborate much of...

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13:57
New Apple TV rumored to debut in September with...

A report on Thursday claims Apple plans to unveil a next-generation Apple TV model with its own app store, revamped remote control, Siri support and more at the company's yearly iPhone event in September.

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13:51
Safari Offers Longer Battery Life than Chrome or...

Using Safari on a MacBook will give you longer battery life, according to tests run by the BatteryBox Blog. The company tested Apple's Safari, Google's Chrome, and Firefox on video sites, music streaming sites, webmail sites, news sites, and more, and found that Safari used less power than the other browsers, giving users 52 more minutes of battery life.


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13:42
Apple Plans to Debut New Apple TV in September With...

Apple is planning to introduce its long-awaited next-generation Apple TV in September, reports Buzzfeed's John Paczkowski. According to sources familiar with Apple's plans, the new set-top box will be unveiled in September at the same event where Apple will unveil the next-generation iPhone 6s and 6s Plus.

As has been previously rumored, it is said to include an A8 processor, a touch-pad based remote that's "drastically improved" compared to the current version, a new operating system that supports a full App Store, developer APIs, and Siri voice control, and more on-board storage to accommodate apps. Physically, the Apple TV will take on a new, slimmer look.

Apple will not be introducing its...

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13:39
AWT News Update: July 30, 2015

Apple Campus 2 Visitor's Center, image via Silicon Valley Business Journal

We have an extra goodie in the AWT News Update today. Not only do you have today's news, but Apple World Today accessibility editor Alex Jurgensen provided us with a tip for Think Different Thursday:

  • Apple is leasing space in San Francisco's SoMa neighborhood
  • The "Spaceship" headquarters building being constructed in Cupertino right now will have a visitor's center
  • USB Type-C is on its way to being more widely accepted
  • Think Different Thursday: Mono Audio

The written version of the news can be found below!

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Hi, I’m Steve Sande from Apple World Today, and this is the AWT News Update for July 30, 2015. As noted earlier in the week...

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13:26
Google is silently advancing their Glass Product...

According to a new report this afternoon, Google is quietly distributing a new version of its Glass wearable computer aimed at businesses in industries such as healthcare, manufacturing and energy, according to people familiar with the situation. Google is pitching the new version exclusively to businesses. A new consumer version is at least a year away, the people familiar with...

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13:20
The new 9to5

You might notice that 9to5Mac has changed. Indeed so has the whole network. Long before the page size/speed and advertising controversies, we knew that we needed to rethink how we presented ourselves.

While we were one of the lightest and fastest sites in our field, our feature creep and advertisers were adding complexity and page load times, which is especially crucial on mobile – an ever expanding percentage of our growing audience.

We decided to start over…

You are VIPs (so we are VIP)

One thing we’ve loved for years is our hosting provider: We’re hosted on...

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13:15
Tip of the Day: Showing only Downloaded Music in iOS...

The introduction of Apple Music and iCloud Music Library in iOS 8.4, like iTunes Match before it, effectively places your entire iTunes music library and more at your fingertips, rather than only the music you’ve chosen to sync to your device directly from iTunes. You can still explicitly download tracks simply by tapping on the option button beside a song, album, or playlist and choosing “Make available offline,” however anything…

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13:00
The Week in iPhone Cases: Poetic’s simple design...

...plus wallet cases, bumpers, and more!

This week’s roundup of new iPhone cases includes modern aluminum bumpers from Designed by M and Patchworks, catchy patterns from Headworks, a beautiful wallet case from Toffee, and more.

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Reinforced with a TPU bumper, the SlimGrip (iPhone 6; $10) features a transparent back that helps prevent damage from drops and minimize smudges.

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12:10
How to Use Siri on Apple Watch to Create Immediate...

Occasionally, when one is under severe time pressure, many crucial things have to be done, say, just before a meeting or big event. While one could change faces on the Apple Watch and bring up the chronometer and a timer, there's a much faster and more convenient way. Siri comes to the rescue.


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12:00
Report: Apple Music customers don’t stream as much...

Apple wants us to believe that its Music streaming service is the best thing to happen to the industry since iTunes was launched. If one report is to be believed, things might not be taking off as well as we might expect from an Apple product.

With a product as young as Apple Music, it can be hard to track how well things are going, especially since there are no paying subscribers yet. But, DashGo, a distributor of indie music has been tracking its Apple Music streams versus Spotify and seen quite a difference in the amount of time spent listening to music between either service. Apple Music streams are...

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11:56
Commerce Dept. Caves on Security Export Rules


Some proposed federal rules on the export of security tools created a tumult in cybersecurity circles -- a tumult that's pushed the rules into limbo. The comment period for the rules, which the U.S. Department of Commerce first aired in May, ended July 20 -- and although the regulations have noble intentions, they also could have dire consequences. "We don't believe we need these rules," said Cheri McGuire, vice president for global government affairs and cybersecurity policy at Symantec.

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11:45
Starbucks's iOS app now lets you order ahead...

Starbucks orders can get complicated: Getting an upside-down, two pump, nonfat Caramel Macchiato with light ice often requires yelling over the espresso machine and the person in line next to you.

If you have an iPhone, there’s a better way to place your drink order. You can do it all from the Starbucks app—complete with all of those customizations—and then pick up your beverage right at the counter. You pay for it in advance, too, so no need to even talk to the barista (besides saying “thank you,” of course).

I took the app for a few trial runs at nearby Starbucks coffeehouses and came away largely impressed. In fact, Apple could study what Starbucks has built here as a way to inject some smarts into Apple Pay and its upcoming Wallet feature in iOS 9. 

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10:43
New 'iPhone 6s' leak shows parts such as...

A series of parts for Apple's alleged "iPhone 6s," leaked on Thursday, appear to back claims that Apple is optimizing the internal design of its next iPhone while leaving the outside relatively unchanged.

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10:40
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Game of the Year...

Feral Interactive today announced that the open-world action adventure game Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Game of the Year Edition is out now on Mac and Linux via Steam, and will be released on the Mac App Store by early August.

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10:15
Apple releases iOS 8.4.1 beta 2 to registered...

Apple has released an updated build of iOS 8.4.1 for registered developers to test on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. iOS 8.4.1 beta 2 features build number 12H318 and comes just over two weeks after the initial beta version.

While the initial beta of iOS 8.4.1 didn’t feature any noticeable changes, the X.X.1 label suggests it is primarily an under-the-hood update to iOS 8.4 without feature or visual changes. iOS 8.4 launched in late June and introduced Apple Music with Beats 1 to the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

iOS 8.4 also delivered a number of other changes including an...

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10:15
Apple supplies second beta of iOS 8.4.1 to developers

The second pre-release beta of iOS 8.4.1, a forthcoming maintenance and security update for Apple's mobile operating system, was provided to developers on Thursday.

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10:01
Apple Seeds Second iOS 8.4.1 Beta to Developers

Apple today seeded the second beta of iOS 8.4.1 to registered developers for testing purposes, just over two weeks after releasing the first iOS 8.4.1 beta and a month after launching iOS 8.4 with the new Apple Music service.

Today's beta, build 12H318, is available via an over the air update and it can also be downloaded from the Apple Developer Center.

No outward facing changes were discovered in the first iOS 8.4.1 beta, and it's a .1 update, so it's likely that it includes only minor bug fixes, security enhancements, and performance improvements designed to prepare the update for its upcoming retirement.

iOS 8.4.1 may be one of the last updates to iOS 8 as Apple is working on its successor, iOS 9. iOS 9 builds on many of the features introduced with iOS 8 and adds...

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09:59
Apple released a new iOS OTA Firmware

Apple just released OTA iOS 8.4.1 (beta) (Build 12H318) for:

  • iPad 2 (Wi-Fi) (iPad2,1)
  • iPad 2 (GSM) (iPad2,2)
  • iPad 2 (CDMA) (iPad2,3)
  • iPad 2 (Wi-Fi, 2012) (iPad2,4)
  • iPad mini (Wi-Fi) (iPad2,5)
  • iPad mini (GSM) (iPad2,6)
  • iPad mini (CDMA) (iPad2,7)
  • iPad 3 (Wi-Fi) (iPad3,1)
  • iPad 3 (CDMA) (iPad3,2)
  • iPad 3 (GSM) (iPad3,3)
  • iPad 4 (Wi-Fi) (iPad3,4)
  • iPad 4 (GSM) (iPad3,5)
  • iPad 4 (CDMA) (iPad3,6)
  • iPad Air (Wi-Fi) (iPad4,1)
  • iPad Air (Cellular) (iPad4,2)
  • iPad Air (China) (iPad4,3)
  • iPad mini 2 (Wi-Fi) (iPad4,4)
  • iPad mini 2 (Cellular) (iPad4,5)
  • iPad mini 2 (China) (iPad4,6)
  • iPad mini 3 (Wi-Fi) (iPad4,7)
  • iPad mini 3 (Cellular) (iPad4,8)
  • iPad mini 3 (China) (iPad4,9)
  • iPad Air 2 (Wi-Fi) (iPad5,3)
  • iPad Air 2 (Cellular) (iPad5,4)
  • iPhone 4s (iPhone4,1)
  • iPhone 5 (GSM) (...

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09:53
iOS 9 tips: Disconnect from a Bluetooth accessory...

Starting with iOS 9, Apple has made it possible to disconnect an iPhone from a Bluetooth device without the need to "forget" the wireless accessory, making it easier to reconnect without going through the pairing process again.

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09:31
More 'iPhone 6s' Part Photos Surface as...

Less than two months before Apple is expected to launch the so-called "iPhone 6s" and "iPhone 6s Plus," new photos of leaked components for the next-generation smartphones continue to surface from within the supply chain. The images support rumors that claim the next iPhones will have minimal design changes compared to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

The main part shared by French website Nowhereelse.fr is a purported iPhone 6s single flex cable that houses the volume rocker, mute switch, power button and LED flash. The blog also shared photos of the device's Lightning connector and headphone jack assembly, rear-facing camera rings and home button enclosure, which appears to be anodized in a gold or champagne color.

Apple has returned to using a single flex cable for the iPhone 6s after splitting the flex cables for the...

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09:09
Apple releases third public beta of OS X El Capitan...

If you’re feeling brave of heart, the new public beta of OS X El Capitan has been released and is ready for you to download and play with.

Apple on Wednesday seeded the third beta of OS X El Capitan to public beta testers, one week after seeding the second beta and just under three weeks after first providing the OS X El Capitan beta to the public for testing purposes.

The third public beta, which features no outward-facing changes, is thought to be an under-the-hood update with bug fixes and performance improvements.

Beta testers who have signed up for Apple’s beta testing program and already have the public beta installed can update through the...

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09:00
Episode 056 on building products on top of...

In this episode, Jeremy Thake and Richard DiZerega talk to Doug Ware about his experience building products on top of SharePoint Online using our APIs called IQAppStudio.

http://officeblogspodcastswest.blob.core.windows.net/podcasts/EP56_DougWare.mp3

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08:59
Apple inks deal for first major office space in San...

Apple has reportedly signed a deal to lease 76,000 square feet of office space in San Francisco's SoMa neighborhood, marking its first real push into the city's office market.

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07:50
Apple's iPhone's Global Market Share Grew...

A new statistical report published by StrategyAnalytics today noted that global mobile phone shipments Global mobile phone shipments grew a lackluster 2 percent annually from 428.0 million units in Q2 2014 to 434.6 million in Q2 2015. nd yet with that statement made, Apple's CEO Tim Cook noted during their latest Financial Conference Call that Apple had another stellar quarter for iPhone sales establishing a new June Quarter record. Apple's iPhone unit sales grew 35% which is almost 3X the rate of growth of the smartphone market overall ...

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07:47
Magic Number, fantastic calculator for OS X

I’ve been playing with a replacement calculator for the Mac. Magic Number has been out for a while, but is new to me. There is an incredible amount of functionality built into the calculator, yet it is incredibly easy to use.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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07:41
Apple Campus 2 to feature visitor’s centre,...

Silicon Valley Business Journal:

Apple has been criticized for the curvaceous project being closed off and suburban in its orientation (large earthen berms will block the public’s view of the campus from bordering streets). But the new public visitor’s center shows Apple is at least making a concession to the public’s great interest in the Spaceship.

The plans show a super-modern glass-walled structure topped by a carbon-fiber roof with extended eaves, punctuated by large skylights. On the ground floor: A 2,386-square-foot cafe and 10,114-square-foot store “which allows visitors to view and purchase the newest Apple products.” Stairs and elevators take visitors to the roof level, about 23 feet up. There, they’ll be able to behold the multi-billion-dollar campus.

There was never any doub that Apple would have some sort of area for the general public, similar to the present Employee Store. Whether it will be a full blown Apple Retail location where you can buy...

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07:29
Wristly poll shows Apple Watch bringing healthier...

Lots more numbers to absorb. Read the article.

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07:28
Amazon signs Top Gear’s Clarkson, Hammond, and May...

The Verge:

Former Top Gear presenters Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May have signed up for a new motoring show on Amazon Prime, set to air in 2016. The news ends months of speculation about the trio’s future on TV after the BBC refused to renew Clarkson’s contract following a “fracas” during filming this year. The deal is a major coup for Amazon’s streaming service, which lags behind rival Netflix, and although there are no details of how much the firm paid for the trio, a company insider told the London Evening Standard: “We have made a significant investment.”

It’s a three year deal and set for broadcast in 2016. Clarkson is a buffoon but there is no argument that the trio, even for non-car lovers, are a fun team to watch. I’m looking forward to seeing the new format and whether or not this version of the show is better or worse now that the boys will be free from the restraints of the BBC.

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07:17
Microsoft Solitaire moves to freemium model in...

Something just broke in the universe.

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07:14
MTR 5.0.0.1 - The Mac's oldest and smartest DVD...

MTR (was MacTheRipper)--the Mac's oldest and smartest DVD-backup app--is now updated to version 5.001

  • MTR -- the complete toolbox, not a one-trick, point-and-click extractor. MTR is intended for making fair-use, backup copies of discs which you've purchased legally.
  • Four Extraction Modes: the ISO image, Rip&Rebuild (RnR) for VTS-level editing, Main Feature, and the specialized Batch Title Extraction. In addition, there are five error-correction modes. Edit bad cells before the rip--not afterwards--with RnR. (There's always another way to peel this grape!)
  • For challenging discs, a stand-alone application DVDProbe, for deeper analysis before (not during) extraction. Available in all Extraction modes.
  • Multiple, simultaneous extractions with chained DVD drives. Each extraction with its own Mode, settings, and save location. (This feature requires at least 2GB of the machine memory.)
  • A top-...
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07:10
Apple's 'spaceship campus' to have a...

Apple's upcoming "spaceship" campus will have a visitor's center complete with a store and viewing platform, according to the Silicon Valley Business Journal (http://tinyurl.com/qd9uz8p).

The company’s 2013 approvals for the massive project included the ability for Apple to build a visitor’s center, but a detailed project description had not been submitted until April. The project will "give visitors of Apple Campus 2 the opportunity to see the Main Building from the rooftop observation deck," Apple wrote in a planning document.

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07:04
Tom Brady’s switch from Samsung to iPhone 6 at...

No matter your take on Tom Brady, there’s no arguing he has great taste.

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06:42
Apple tweaks their Radical Transparent Glass...

In 2013 we posted a patent report titled "Stunning Future iPhone with Wraparound Display Revealed." The invention covered a possible future design for an iPhone that would include a wraparound design as noted in our cover graphic. In this report we present you with some of the tweaks that Apple has made ...

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06:39
LibreOffice 4.4.5.2 - Free, open-source office suite...

LibreOffice is an office suite (word processor, spreadsheet, presentations, drawing tool) compatible with other major office suites. The Document Foundation is coordinating development and maintenance of this OpenOffice.org fork.

Many different language versions are available here.



Version 4.4.5.2:

  • Please start LibreOffice at least once before installing a languagepack (tdf#89704)
  • Languagepacks are unsigned and require to use "Open" from the contextmenu while pressing the "Option" key (tdf#89561)
  • To make use of dictionaries shipped with a languagepack, please see tdf#90298...

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06:32
How a long time iOS accessibility feature is...

Christopher Hills has Athetoid cerebral palsy and is unable to walk or use his hands. In a world filled more and more with touch screens, he needed a breakthrough or he’d be locked out of the tech world.

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05:55
A Second Apple Stylus Invention Surfaces Regarding...

On July 30, 2015, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published a second stylus related patent application from Apple that's less aggressive than the first stylus invention that was revealed earlier today. Apple's invention generally relates to a stylus with integrated haptic feedback to simulate a surface texture.

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05:00
Microsoft Fans Embark on Windows 10 Migration


Microsoft on Wednesday began offering Windows 10 as a free upgrade to Windows 7 and 8 users in 190 countries. Eligible users began receiving taskbar notifications, beckoning them to begin the migration to Windows 10. To encourage migration, Microsoft has asked the first flock of digital pilgrims to use the hashtag #UpgradeYourWorld and to tag a nonprofit organization to their posts. The one that receives the most votes will be designated as the 10th nonprofit in the program, and it will receive $500,000 and other support from Microsoft.

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04:58
Simple Counter is a great tally app for iPhone and...

This week's featured app grew out of the developer's love of board games:

"When I was playing board games with friends," Sweden's Arvid Lunnemark told me, "we usually resorted to using pen and paper to keep score. We all thought that there just had to be an app for this. We were right, but we continued to use pen and paper. Why? Because in the end, pen and paper was simpler to deal with than any of the apps [we found]. It frustrated me that pen and paper could trump an iPhone, and as a result, Simple Counter was born."

An app inspired by gaming. How could I pass on that?

Simple Counter ($1.99, universal) has found a place on my gaming table, but its usefulness extends well beyond game night. The fifteen-year-old developer has made a useful, no-look counter that can be used to tally just about anything. Here's my look at Simple Counter for iPhone.

Looks

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04:54
Kool Tools: Cisdem BetterUnderarchiver for Mac

Cisdem's BetterUnarchiver (http://tinyurl.com/pxctdms) is a new Mac OS X archive manager app that allows users to compress and decompress archive files on a Mac. It supports unzipping files like Zip, 7z, Rar, ISO, Tar, Cab, Wim, xz, CHM, com, Hfs, Nsis, Udf, and more.

Users can preview files inside an archive before unzipping it. BetterUnarchiver also lets you archive or create password protected zipped files on your Mac.

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04:50
Strategy Analytics: iPhone market share climbed from...

Strategy Analytics has issued its latest estimates of global mobile phone shipments, and reports that Apple’s market share climbed from 8.2% in Q2 2014 to 10.9% in the same quarter this year. Apple revealed in its latest quarterly earnings that it saw iPhone sales climb 35% year-on-year to 47M units.

The research firm said that Apple’s dramatic growth in iPhone shipments contrasted strongly with an overall industry growth rate of just 2% … ...

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04:49
Apple Invents an Incredible Stylus with Texture...

Today the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published one of Apple's most advanced inventions for a future stylus that could sense textures and far beyond. Apple has been working on a future stylus or iPen for some time now...

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04:30
Public cloud computing to reach nearly $70 billion...

Cloud, as one of the substantial transformative forces, is impacting all areas of IT supply, composition, and consumption and provides the basis for many of the big data, mobile, and social solutions. In fact, the IDC (www.idc.com) research group predicts the number of new cloud-based solutions will triple in the next four to five years. 

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04:19
Almost every 2016 Volkswagen model in almost every...

2015 Volkswagon eGulf electric car

Volkswagen has announced that almost every 2016 VW model “in virtually every trim” will get support for CarPlay, with the first models arriving in showrooms this week.

As the people’s car brand, we knew that it was important to democratize these technologies across the Volkswagen line-up, with features like App-Connect ensuring that more consumers can integrate their smart devices in a wide range of trims on virtually every model the company sells […] 

App-Connect provides seamless smartphone integration...

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04:13
Twocanoes Releases Boot Runner 2.2 with Windows 10...

Twocanoes Software has announced Boot Runner 2.2, an upgrade of the dual-boot startup manager for Mac. It adds Windows 10 compatibility.

Boot Runner puts you in control of startup of native and virtual operating systems running on Mac computers. Boot Runner 2.2 also offers a customizable system selection screen and remote boot control, ensuring Windows running on the Mac is available to receive critical security updates. The update is free to all current Boot Runner 2 customers.

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04:07
El Capitan updates issued for DEVONagent and...

Here's a list of the latest software updates for Mac OS X compatible apps.

DEVONtechnologies has updates all editions of its Internet search and research tool DEVONagent as well as the context-aware search assistant DEVONsphere Express for compatibility with the upcoming Mac OS X El Capitan.

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03:47
Angry Birds 2 released for iOS, free to download on...

Rovio has finally released the long-awaited sequel to the original Angry Birds hit mobile game. Since the first title saw phenomenal success on the iOS App Store, the game has gone on to amazing heights with tons of spinoffs. With several official movie tie-ins, including the popular Star Wars titles, Angry Birds is the ultimate success story of the mobile app world. And now, Angry Birds 2 is available to download.

The game retains the key features, in that you fling birds with a catapult in an attempt to destroy blocks and kill green pigs. However, it does have some new features. Some levels now have multiple stages to complete, and you have to choose which bird to launch next. You can challenge other players and there are even more magic spells too,...

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02:46
Adobe Lightroom 6.1.1 - Import, develop, and...

Adobe Lightroom is available as part of Adobe Creative Cloud for as little as $9.99/month bundled with Photoshop CC as part of the photography package. Lightroom 6 is also available for purchase as a stand-alone app (with the cloud functionality removed) if you prefer.

Adobe Lightroom software helps you bring out the best in your photographs, whether you're perfecting one image, searching for ten, processing hundreds, or organizing thousands.

Create incredible images that move your audience. Experiment fearlessly with state-of-the-art nondestructive editing tools. Easily manage all your images. And showcase...

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02:30
File Juicer 4.41 - Extract images, video, or sound...

File Juicer is a drag-and-drop can opener and data archaeologist. Its specialty is to find and extract images, video, audio, or text from files which are hard to open in other ways.

It finds and extracts: JPEG, JP2, PNG, GIF, PDF, BMP, WMF, EMF, PICT, TIFF, Flash, ZIP, HTML, WAV, AVI, MOV, MP4, MPG, MP3, AIFF, AU, WMV, or text from files which contain data in those formats.

Lossless extraction... File Juicer does't convert the images/sounds/videos it finds, but saves them unchanged in their original format if possible. See the manual for details.

This is useful:

  • if you want to extract the images/sounds/videos from a PDF or Word document;
  • if you have old files you can no longer open with current applications;
  • if you receive emails with attachments you can not open;
  • if you have corrupt files or databases;
  • if you have damaged or accidentally erased flash cards for your digital camera;
  • ...
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02:19
Apple invents stylus capable of simulating onscreen...

According to a filing with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Apple is investigating an advanced tablet stylus design capable of simulating the texture of onscreen graphics as it moves across a display surface.

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02:17
Samsung Confirms Crashing Galaxy S6 Sales Hurt Q2...

On July 7 we posted a report titled "No Surprise: Samsung Misses Quarter Due to Poor S6 Sales." The report was based on preliminary Q2 Samsung results. Today Samsung's final Quarterly results came in confirming their poor mobile sales.

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01:11
We accept added over 400 new pieces

Forums: Troubleshooting

We accept added over 400 new pieces of equipment. There are new affixes for weapons, new charcoal and charms, and 20 new monster types to coursing for attenuate loot. Caravans now biking amidst all the aloft cities accouterment players with added accumulator amplitude for accession items they may not ambition to backpack with them at all times. Additionally, caravans will accredit players to alteration items amidst their characters. The activity accouterment to the underworld, beyond you'll activity a aphotic army. Enchanters are accession new blazon of non-player appearance that can be activate in Immortal Throne. These characters serve two basal roles. First, they will acquiesce players to abstracted charcoal from items, and players will accept to accept which of the two they ambition to recover.
They will affably do this for a fee of...

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Wednesday July 29

20:36
Samsung will discount Galaxy S6 phones after launch...

Samsung's earlier prediction for the second quarter of 2015 was spot on: the company has failed to hit its goals when it comes to the sales of its flagship devices. Its operating profits fell four percent to 6.9 trillion won ($5.9 billion), and the m...

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19:51
Hackers can crack the self-aiming rifle to change...

TrackingPoint's computer-augmented rifle sights, better known as the ShotView targeting system, have set off a wave of controversy and debate since they first debuted in 2014. That debate is about to get even hotter now that security researchers Runa...

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19:02
Samsung profits drop as mobile arm suffers 37.6%...

Apple competitor and smartphone arch nemesis Samsung on Thursday local Korea time reported quarterly profits for the second quarter dropped 8 percent from the same time last year, a dip largely blamed on abysmal performance from its mobile unit.

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18:55
Most 2016 Volkswagen cars can avoid crashes and talk...

You normally have to spring for higher-end cars to get semi-autonomous features that could save your hide, but Volkswagen is aiming to make them relatively commonplace. The automaker has started shipping its 2016 model line, and most of it will at le...

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18:29
NASA crashed another Cessna to improve emergency...

Engineers at NASA's Langley Research Center have completed the second phase of a project that aims to improve the reliability of Emergency Location Transmitters (ELTs). These devices are meant to send your coordinates to emergency responders after a ...

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18:18
Apple Campus 2 Will Have Full Blown Visitor Center...

If you've been following the development of Apple Campus 2-the so-called Spaceship HQ-you may have been wondering if you'd get to see it yourself. Turns out you will, because Apple is building a full blown visitor center, complete with an Apple Store, a cafe, and an observation deck overlooking the main building.


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18:07
First Volkswagen models with CarPlay support to...

After promising support for Apple's CarPlay infotainment system earlier this year, Volkswagen on Wednesday announced the first compatible 2016 model year cars will hit showroom floors this week.

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17:58
'Guacamelee' studio's next game needs...

Before you ask: No, it doesn't have an adorably perfect food pun for a name. Severed, the next stylish game from Guacamelee studio DrinkBox, won't launch in the summer as planned. The game needs "a few additional months," though the alpha version wil...

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17:36
Apple promotes Beats 1 Radio in behind-the-scenes...

Apple Music on Wednesday published a series of short videos to social media platform Snapchat showing behind-the-scenes looks at Beats 1 Radio stations in Los Angeles, London and New York, illustrating the audio division's willingness to embrace alternative forms of promotion its parent company has yet to explore.

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17:30
ACM 317: T-Mobile’s Crazy iPhone Deal, Fitness...

T-Mobile is shaking up the mobile phone contract market again with a really great deal for potential customers looking for a new iPhone. Jeff and Bryan dive into why T-Mobile's JUMP! On Demand plan is so cool for its customers, and could lead to better deals at Verizon and AT&T, too. They also talk about why they like fitness trackers even though they have accuracy issues, and they respond to listener comments.


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17:25
Some of the cars on Uber's maps don't...

If you've ever wondered why Uber will show you a horde of available cars but still quote you an oddly long wait time for a ride, you now have an explanation: some of those cars don't exist. Motherboard has learned through a study that the app's map a...

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16:41
Android security flaw puts your phone into a near-...

Android has more than one video-related security hole on its hands at the moment. Trend Micro has found a flaw that uses a malformed Matroska (MKV) video in apps or websites to crash Android's "mediaserver" service, effectively turning the target dev...

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16:25
iFixit Pro Tech Screwdriver Set and Jimmy Bundle: $...

I love iFixit's tool sets, so I'm pleased as punch to tell you we have a deal on one a bundle of iFixit tools for you. The first part of the bundle is the iFixit Pro Tech Screwdriver set. It has 15 fixed-bladed screwdrivers with those specialty heads for getting into your electronics (note that opening many Apple devices will void your warranty). It comes with a tool roll that lets you fold them up into a compact bundle. The second part is the iFixit Jimmy, a device with an ultra-thin blade for prying open cases and breaking seals (note my caution above). Retail on these two products is $100, but through our deal you can get it for $59.95. Check it out.


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16:13
Gripping objects takes much more brain power than we...

Researchers from Brown University have made a discovery about how the human brain operates when gripping an object. Previously, it's been assumed that the mind had a short, single command to drive the hand, but in reality it's much more complex than ...

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15:19
Here's how you stream Xbox One games on Windows...

Microsoft has made much ado about Windows 10's support for streaming Xbox One games to your PC, but how do you actually do it? There's a good chance that you can figure it out if you're reading this, but Microsoft has helpfully posted a full walkthro...

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15:18
Apple Campus 2 to offer visitor’s center with...


While Apple’s ongoing development of its Campus 2 headquarters has been relatively secretive, Silicon Valley Business Journals today revealed a previously unknown detail about the headquarters. According to documents filed with the city of Cupertino, Apple’s new headquarters will feature a visitor’s center with an observation deck.

It was already known that Apple’s Campus 2 would not be visible from bordering streets, which seemed to contradict the amount of money and effort Apple was putting into the...

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15:00
AWT News Update: July 29, 2015

A very slow news day in the world of Apple, but we brought it to you anyway!

  • If you own any MacBook made in 2015 and use Boot Camp, there's a FaceTime Camera Driver Update for you
  • Fantastical 2 for iPhone gets an update today!
  • Running the public beta of OS X El Capitan? The third public beta is available. Woo-hoo!

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Hi, I’m Steve Sande from Apple World Today, and this is the AWT News Update for July 29, 2015. Yes, I actually made it here today, although my availability is in doubt tomorrow and Friday. There’s not a lot of news today, so this will be a quick podcast.

If you have a MacBook, MacBook Pro, or...

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14:59
Apple's Campus 2 headquarters to feature...

Apple has plans to build a dedicated visitor's center at its upcoming Campus 2 headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., that will offer views of the main "spaceship" building at the heart of the development and retail opportunities, planning documents show.

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14:55
I just got this Taylor acoustic guitar

Anyone that’s every listened to me talk about guitars knows how much I love Taylor. Their workmanship, attention to detail, and tone are second to none. I just got this beauty today.

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14:48
Consumers Fret Over Health Wearables Security


Collecting health and fitness data through wearable devices is raising concerns among consumers about the security of that information. Twenty-five percent of more than 3,500 consumers who participated in a recent survey did not believe their personal health data was safe on fitness trackers or in health-tracking apps, reported Healthline. Considering the recent headlines about health info data breaches, such as those at Anthem and the UCLA Medical School, that percentage may be a bit surprising.

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14:36
Apple releases third public beta of Mac OS X El...

Apple has made available the third public beta of Mac OS X El Capitan to developers for testing purposes. Those who signed up for Apple’s beta testing program (https://beta.apple.com/sp/betaprogram/) and already have the public beta installed can update through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store.

The new beta focuses on bug fixes, not new features. OS X 10.11 El Capitan is currently available to both registered developers and public beta testers. Apple plans to release El Capitan to the public in the fall.

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14:29
Yahoo debuts Livetext silent video messaging app

As expected, Yahoo on Wednesday officially announced a new messaging service called Livetext that features live two-way video chats for mobile device users, but with a twist.

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14:14
Tom Brady switching from Samsung to an iPhone 6 now...

Earlier this week, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell upheld his original ruling that Patriots star Tom Brady will serve a four game suspension next season over the well-known “DeflateGate” controversy. Goodell cited Brady replacing his smartphone amid the investigation in his decision to uphold the suspension.

Responding to the NFL’s ruling in a Facebook post today, Brady stated that he simply switched phones because he wanted to upgrade from a Samsung device to an iPhone 6:

“I also disagree with...

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14:10
First Volkswagen Cars With CarPlay Support Arriving...

Volkswagen today announced that its first 2016 cars with CarPlay support are arriving at dealerships this week, equipped with the company's next-generation CarPlay-enabled MIB-II infotainment system.

In addition to supporting CarPlay, the MIB-II system also includes support for Android Auto and it comes equipped with Volkswagen's own Car-Net apps, enabling features like remote lock control, remote honk and flash, parking info, stolen vehicle location, automatic crash notifications, diagnostics, and vehicle monitoring. While CarPlay and the MIB-II system don't carry a subscription fee, the Car-Net suite of apps will be priced at $199 per year with 6 months free up front.

Volkswagen was not one of the first CarPlay partners announced during CarPlay's debut, but the manufacturer promised CarPlay support in its 2016 models back in January. According to...

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14:05
Motorola Promises Its Smartphones Will Love You Back


Motorola, on Tuesday launched three new handsets -- Moto X Style, Moto X Play and a refreshed Moto G -- designed to end the "one-sided relationships" between smartphones and consumers. People have been living with phones that nag during drives, make outbursts during meetings, and run out of juice just when they're most needed, the company said. Adding insult to injury, they are often mismatched with their owners' style and character. Motorola promised its newly introduced suitors will change all that.

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13:30
Review: Zivix Jamstik+ MIDI Guitar Controller

Zivix's new Jamstik+ ($300) is a sequel to last year's Jamstik MIDI guitar, adding Bluetooth Smart connectivity and a refined experience with a new set of iOS apps. The new version is available at the same price point as the original Jamstik, with the first-generation model getting a slight price drop. Like its predecessor, Jamstik+ is aimed at both the aspiring student and the experienced guitarist as a highly portable electronic guitar that allows musicians to plug into their iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch and jam out with their favourite MIDI apps. The new version is also now available in blue and white models in addition to the original black. {/exp:char_limit}
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13:29
IDC Continues to Sully Tablet Statistics using...

IDC continues their trend of counting 2-in-1 notebook tablets as tablets and sullies the true statistics of what the pure tablet market really is.

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13:14
Keyboard Maestro 7 Features Enhancements Throughout

After two years of free updates, Peter Lewis of Stairways Software has released Keyboard Maestro 7.0, a major update that adds new triggers, new actions, and themed palettes to the macro utility, along with numerous changes to the Keyboard Maestro Editor that improves ease-of use.

 

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13:10
Apple releases the third public beta of OS X 10.11...

Beta testers: to the App Store! Apple released an update to the El Capitan public beta today, the third version. If three is your lucky number, we’ve got instructions on how to sign up for the beta program, and a how-to on filing feedback when you encounter bugs. Once you’re enrolled, the new beta version is available in the Updates tab of the Mac App Store.

iOS 9 is also in public beta, but wasn’t updated today, as of this writing. Both iOS 9 and OS X 10.11 El Capitan are scheduled to launch in the fall, as free updates.

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13:05
A Better Finder Rename 9.52 - File, photo, and MP3...

A Better Finder Rename is the most complete renaming solution available on the market today. That's why, since 1996, tens of thousands of hobbyists, professionals and businesses depend on A Better Finder Rename to organize and maintain files.

A Better Finder Rename's user interface supports complex renaming tasks without sacrificing ease and speed of use. Simply drag the files you want to rename straight from the Finder into the large preview table or the application icon.. or use our Finder context menu and hot key.

The Instant Preview feature eliminates guesswork and costly errors and helps you find the right settings quickly and accurately by providing as-you-type feedback.

A Better Finder Rename offers a complete set of renaming options that are organized into 15 categories covering all the text, character, position, conversion and truncation features that you would expect from a file renamer, but it does not stop there.

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12:58
Opinion: How Apple News can improve so it doesn’t...

I’m not entirely sure why I’ve been rooting for iOS 9’s upcoming Apple News app to succeed. I’ve been a dedicated Reeder user since it debuted in the App Store, quickly dumped alternatives such as Flipboard and Pulse, and don’t need to change my daily news reading routine. But ever since Apple launched Newsstand in 2011, I’ve been waiting for a truly next-generation iOS news reading experience. Apple hasn’t just missed the boat on this; it actually sank the ship it launched, and lost a lot of talented sailors to rival companies that were developing digital book and magazine apps.

Having paid for Newsstand digital magazine subscriptions, I (like many people) was beyond disappointed when Apple abandoned Newsstand and the ...

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12:49
Man shoots down drone hovering over his backyard

“It was just right there,” he told Ars. “It was hovering, I would never have shot it if it was flying. When he came down with a video camera right over my back deck, that’s not going to work. I know they’re neat little vehicles, but one of those uses shouldn’t be flying into people’s yards and videotaping.”

Some drone owners are morons. There was a case in California where firefighters were trying to get a blaze under control and people with drones prevented helicopters from getting into the air. Jesus people, use your common sense.

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12:46
StubHub iOS app adds Uber and Apple Music integration


StubHub is rolling out an updated version of its iOS app today that adds integration with both Uber and Apple Music.

For Uber, users can now request a vehicle directly from within the app when purchasing event tickets or setup a reminder to do so for an upcoming event. Once you’ve booked a ride with Uber, StubHub automatically provides the location of the event venue to the driver:

After completing a ticket purchase on StubHub, fans will now be able to set a reminder to arrange transportation through Uber when the event is imminent. Users who purchase tickets within two hours of the event will be able to order an Uber directly from the order confirmation page.

As for the Apple Music support, the app can now...

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12:46
Apple provides public beta testers with third build...

Members of Apple's OS X public beta program can now download the third pre-release build of OS X 10.11 El Capitan, the company's forthcoming Mac operating system update.

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12:40
Apple releases OS X 10.11 Public Beta 3 to testers

Apple today released OS X 10.11 Public Beta 3 to non-developer testers trying El Capitan ahead of its public release later this fall. The latest public beta version follows the off-cycle release of OS X 10.11 developer beta 5 seeded out on Monday.

Prior to these off-cycle releases, Apple typically stuck to releasing updates roughly two weeks apart. Apple last updated public beta users a week ago.

OS X El Capitan includes several performance and security improvements including better window management...

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12:28
Apple Releases Third OS X El Capitan Public Beta

Apple today seeded the third beta OS X El Capitan to public beta testers, one week after seeding the second set of beta and just under three weeks after first providing the OS X El Capitan beta to the public for testing purposes.

The third public beta follows the launch of the fifth OS X El Capitan developer beta, which was seeded to developers late on Monday afternoon. No outward-facing changes were introduced with the beta, suggesting it's an under-the-hood update with bug fixes and performance improvements.

Beta testers who have signed up for Apple’s beta testing program and already have the public beta installed can update through the Software Update mechanism in...

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12:17
Paragon products get full Windows 10 support

Paragon Software Group (www.paragon-software.com) has updated Paragon HFS+ for Windows and Paragon ExtFS for Windows for full Windows 10 compatibility.

Paragon HFS+ for Windows (US$19.95), Paragon ExtFS for Windows Free and Paragon ExtFS for Windows Professional ($19.95) allow users to extend the boundaries of Microsoft Windows scalability and interoperability, providing full read and write access to OS X and Linux file systems on Windows and transferring files at a rate higher than native file-system performance.

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12:10
How to Pre-authorize Your iPhone to Use Apple Pay

This handy trick, quietly introduced in iOS 8.3, can speed up your Apple Pay experience. Or help quite a bit when you know you'll be one-handed at checkout. John Martellaro shows you how to do it.


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12:00
The Week in Mac Accessories: A bevy of MacBook bags

A bevy of bags

This week’s roundup contains a variety of new ways to tote your Mac laptop around campus and to work.

Bluelounge

The $20 Bluelounge Posto features a silicone headrest that conforms to the shape of any headphone you place upon it, as well as a small footprint that helps keep your desktop uncluttered.

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11:23
Podcast 467: Apple earnings, Apple Pay, and...

Apple makes a lot of money every quarter, but Wall Street is never satisfied—what's up with that? And will the iPad ever break out of its sales slump? And how many Apple Watches did Apple sell? And how great is Tim Cook at throwing shade?!?! Glenn and Susie tackle all these questions and more in our discussion of the most recent earnings call.

We also discuss mobile payments again, in the face of some maybe-sort-of-news about CurrentC. Best Buy and Apple seem to be getting tighter, event though their retail experiences couldn't be more different. But regardless, with Apple Pay's momentum and Square's reader, it's an interesting time for mobile payments.

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11:00
Happy Hour Podcast 025 | Apple Watch holiday plans,...

It looks like the Apple Watch is launching in a certain big box retailer soon. Also, big changes may be coming to third-party Apple Watch accessories. Along with that, Zac and Benjamin discuss some issues with iTunes and Apple Music. The Happy Hour podcast is available for download on iTunes and through our dedicated RSS feed.

New episodes of Happy Hour are available every Wednesday. As mentioned, you can download this podcast via iTunes or plug in...

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10:30
Stayin' alive with iFixit and ERI

image via ifixit.org

Whenever a new product appears from Apple or most other major electronics manufacturers, one of the first things that iFixit does is to buy one of the devices and then tear it apart. They don’t do this for the sick thrill of it (well, maybe they do…), but for the purpose of creating detailed repair guides that any of us can use to fix our own devices. Now iFixit is teaming up with Electronic Recyclers International (ERI) to provide hard-to-find parts to keep your favorite Mac or iOS device alive.

ERI is the largest recycler of electronic waste in the world, handling over 250 million pounds of electronic gear every year. The equipment ranges from old, worn-out computers, digital cameras, smartphones, and tablets to items that — for one reason or another — were never even used.

Parts that iFixit sources from ERI will not only be tested, but...

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10:25
Yahoo Livetext offers texting with video...without...

The mime community must feel validated today, because Yahoo has released a video texting app aimed right at them. Called Yahoo Livetext, it combines one-to-one texting with live video…without sound.

Basically, you’re sending each other text messages while also watching each other type and send those very text messages. So you can emote with your face while you type with your thumbs, as if you were on either side of a soundproof partition in jail, but the little phone you’re supposed to talk on wasn’t working, but you both had, say, iPod touches to text each other, but you couldn’t just Skype or FaceTime or Snapchat or Facebook Messenger or Hangout or Line or WeChat or whatever the kids are doing these days.

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10:23
iOS 9 tips: Manually enable Low Power Mode to...

Apple's upcoming operating system update does a great deal to automatically improve efficiency and extend battery life. But if a user knows that they have a long day ahead of them, they can manually enable iOS 9's new "Low Power Mode" at any point to maximize their iPhone's uptime.

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10:11
iPhone 6 vs OnePlus 2: Hands-on comparison [Video]

Today we’re comparing Apples to Oranges. Well not really, but instead Apple’s iPhone 6 to OnePlus’s new flagship killer on the block. Question is, does the OnePlus 2 bring enough to the table in order to take on one of the most popular smartphones on the planet?

Apple’s iPhone 6 may be nearly one year old, but that doesn’t mean anything in terms of performance with iOS. On the Android side of things, the OnePlus 2 features a Snapdragon 810 processor and 4GB of RAM, which makes the iPhone’s dual-core processor and 1GB seem kiddish, but both devices perform with ease.

We have two very different smartphone designs. Apple’s iPhone 6 is made up from all aluminum with a seamless metal and glass design, but like the OnePlus 2 there’s no...

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10:08
VMWare Fusion 7 supports Windows 10

For Mac users who want to kick the tires on Windows 10, which is now available, VMware Fusion 7 (http://www.vmware.com/products/fusion/) offers a Windows on Mac experience and allows Mac users to run a virtual Windows desktop on their system without rebooting.
 

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09:58
Apple Music uses Snapchat to give behind-the-scenes...

Apple has published a behind-the-scenes look at Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 studio where Apple Music’s streaming radio station is broadcasted … on Snapchat of all places. Apple snatched up the ‘applemusic’ username on Snapchat earlier this summer, and now the company is using the account to promote its subscription music service and Zane Lowe’s radio show with short videos of the DJ broadcasting.

The first Snapchat Story features Apple Music branding over scenes from Apple’s recent iPhone marketing material including a drone-flyover beach clip and the skatepark scene Apple’s “Why iPhone” web page. The clip cuts to Lowe...

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09:58
TMO Daily Observations 2015-07-29: Fitness Tracker...

Nike's FuelBand lawsuit settlement serves as a reminder that fitness trackers aren't necessarily accurate. Dave Hamilton and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on fitness tracker data, what works for them, and why you shouldn't give up on using yours. John also fills us in on why he likes Logitech's MX Anywhere 2 mouse.


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09:51
Apple releases FaceTime Camera Driver Update for all...

It’s not a huge update, but if could help out if the camera on your new 2015 Apple notebook is being a bit weird.

On Wednesday, Apple has released a FaceTime Camera Driver Update for all 2015 MacBook, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro notebooks that improves FaceTime camera compatibility with Windows.

The software update was released for the following notebooks:

- MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, Early 2015)

- MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015)

- MacBook Air (11-inch, Early 2015)

- MacBook Air (13-inch, Early 2015)

- MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015)

Apple has also posted updated Windows drivers for use in...

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09:27
Fantastical adds Mail-like multitasking drafts to...

Following Fantastical’s recent debut on the Apple Watch, which includes the full iCloud Reminders experience and more, Flexibits is delivering a neat new drafts feature to the intelligent calendar app and newly added support for another language.



Fantastical users can enjoy a clever new multitasking feature like the one...

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09:13
9to5Toys Last Call: MFi Lightning cable $6, Logitech...

Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: TwitterRSS FeedFacebookGoogle+ and Safari push notifications.

Today’s can’t miss deals:
Last Call Updates:

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09:00
Office Mobile apps for Windows 10 are here!

Today’s post was written by Kirk Koenigsbauer, corporate vice president for the Office Client Applications and Services team.

It’s a big day for Microsoft and we are excited to be part of it! Today, we’re pleased to announce the availability of the Office Mobile apps on Windows 10—bringing us one step closer to our vision of reinventing productivity. Customers can immediately download and install the apps from the new Windows Store in 190 countries.

The Office Mobile apps—Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote—are built from the ground up for touch, offer the familiar experience that Office customers expect, and deliver the capabilities people need for on-the-go productivity on Windows 10 tablets and small screen devices. Across each of the apps, customers will appreciate full fidelity viewing of their Office...

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09:00
Windows 10 updates for Office 365 admins

What capabilities in Windows 10 will benefit Office 365 admins? During the Microsoft Ignite conference in May, we invited Michael Niehaus—veteran Windows deployment and management expert—to present updates for managing Windows 10. Many of these updates accrue to and leverage the work people are doing to implement Office 365 and broader Microsoft Cloud services.

In this week’s Office Mechanics, we describe three areas where IT admins can benefit from Windows, Office and Azure Active Directory integration:

  • Joining Windows 10 to Azure Active Directory for single sign-on (SSO) to Office 365 and other services.
  • Using the Business Store portal in Windows Store to deliver Office apps.
  • Adding Windows 10 devices to Mobile Device Management for Office 365.

Joining Azure Active Directory

Most organizations using Office 365 with an on-premises Active Directory (AD) will synchronize their directory with Azure AD. We’ve covered the...

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08:40
Apple issues MacBook FaceTime driver update for...

With Microsoft’s Windows 10 major operating system update launching today, Apple has issued a new driver update for Windows users with 2015 MacBooks, MacBook Airs, and MacBook Pros. Specifically, the FaceTime Camera Driver Update is meant to improve FaceTime camera compatibility with Windows when using OS X’s built-in Boot Camp functionality.

This update improves FaceTime camera compatibility with Windows, and is recommended for all Boot Camp users.

The 1.4 MB software update doesn’t appear to be available through the Mac App Store, but 2015 MacBook owners can download and install it from the Apple’s support site here. Apple also...

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08:32
Hack: User pulls off ROM hack, runs Mac OS 6.0.1 on...

This is one of the cooler old-school projects out there.

And it seems to have worked.

Apparently, Reddit and imgur user “wowbobwow” was able to get Mac OS 6.0.1 running on an Amiga 500 computer. This was achieved by using an emulator called “A-Max” that allowed Mac ROM chips to be run on the Amiga.

Once this was done, the Amiga was able to execute the Mac code on the computer’s Motorola 68000 processor, which was the same processor shared by the Macs and Amigas of that era.

This doesn’t change the earth or find your car keys, but it is a really cool proof of concept for those of us who remember life under Mac OS 6.0.1 and the...

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08:30
iPad appears to be a leaky lifeboat from the sinking...

IDC provided data today showing that although Apple's iPad continues to be the market share leader in the tablet market, its share has dropped markedly over the past year and the overall market for tablets is declining. 

This year, Apple shipped 10.9 million iPads in the second quarter (ending June 30), while the number for 2014 was 13.3 million units. That's a decline of 18 percent in one year. Apple's share of the overall tablet space dropped from 27.7 percent in 2014 to 24.5 percent this year. 

Apple's not the only company seeing a drop. Rival Samsung fell from 8.6 million units in 2014 to 7.6 million units this year, with a marketshare drop of one point down to 17% in 2015. So who is gaining share? Lenovo, Huawei and LG Electronics are all seeing growth year over year. Part of the growth might be in the 2-in-1 tablet ("touchscreen laptop") market, which is included in IDC's...

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08:15
Apple released a new Software Update

Apple just released a new Software Update:

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07:57
Apple Granted Two Registered Trademarks for Apple...

Today the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published three of Apple's latest registered trademarks (RTM) that were officially issued late yesterday.

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07:55
Intel, Micron announce 3D XPoint memory project,...

If you thought your NAND Flash-based solid state drive was fast, this will blow you away.

Intel and Micron announced 3D XPoint memory on Tuesday. The project looks into a joint endeavor into non-volatile memory technology the companies claim is the first major breakthrough in the space since the introduction of NAND flash in 1989.

3D XPoint is said to be up to 1,000 times faster than NAND with up to 1,000 times greater endurance, while packing in 10 times the density of conventional DRAM components.

The technology works as a stackable, transistor-less “three-dimensional checkerboard” architecture in which memory cells can be...

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07:15
Photoshop CS6 Stragglers Out of Luck for Camera Raw...

It's no secret that Adobe left its Creative Suite 6 apps behind when it moved to Creative Cloud and annual software licenses, and if you've been holding out hope for extended support for the old versions of Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign, get ready for the bad news. Adobe says Camera Raw 9.1.1 will be the last version released that still offers Photoshop CS6 support. For people using Adobe's apps professionally, this is another reminder that Creative Suite 6 is now a relic and it's time to let it go.

The Mac Observer Spin: Dropping Camera Raw updates for Photoshop CS6 is yet another sign from Adobe they really want everyone to move to Creative Cloud. The fact that they offered CS6 ACR updates for this long is pretty amazing.


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07:11
IDC: iPad lead continues to decline while overall...

Apple’s iPad continues to lead the tablet market, according to new data from IDC, but its marketshare has dropped a few points year-over-year, and the overall market for tablets saw negative growth, based on units shipped globally. That’s according to second quarter 2015 unit shipments and marketshare over the same quarter a year ago, as Apple shipped 10.9 million units versus 13.3 million units during the second quarter of 2014. While the iPad continues to lead in the tablet space, IDC’s data shows Apple’s market share dropping nearly 3 points from 27.7% to 24.5% …Samsung, the number two player in the tablet space, similarly saw...

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07:00
Removing Those Thousands Of Empty Directories In Bash

Earlier, we looked at creating thousands of empty directories. Today, we’re going to get rid of them. But we need to get rid of only empty directories. To do so, we’ll use the find command:

find . -depth -type d -empty -exec rmdir {} \;

Now, we can put both into a script:

mkdir $(printf '%05d\n' {1..10000})
find . -depth -type d -empty -exec rmdir {} \;

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06:51
iPad Market Share Falls Below 25% as Tablet Market...

The latest numbers from market research firm IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker show that Apple remains the largest vendor in a declining tablet market, shipping 10.9 million iPads in the second quarter of 2015. While the iPad continues to be the best-selling tablet, its worldwide market share fell below 25% as Apple faced increased competition from low-cost rivals Lenovo, Huawei and LG.

Samsung continued to be the second largest tablet vendor with 7.6 million tablets shipped in the second quarter and 17% market share, a 12% year-over-year unit decline. Lenovo, Huawei and LG Electronics rounded off the top five, with 2.5 million, 1.6 million and 1.6 million global tablet shipments in the second quarter respectively. All other tablet vendors had a combined 45.6% market share.

iPad sales have declined for six consecutive quarters year-over-year in what has become a stagnated tablet market...

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06:49
SubRosaSoft announces FileSalvage 9.0

SubRosaSoft.com has launched FileSalvage 9. The latest version of the data recovery tool features a performance boost, a new user interface, and support for Mac OS X Yosemite.

FileSalvage 9 is a designed to recover accidentally deleted files or reformatted drives. The new version sports a complete update of the underlying architecture that makes the recovery process faster and easier.

FileSalvage 9 requires Mac OS X 10.7 or higher. It costs US$89.95. Owners of FileSalvage 8 or below can upgrade to FileSalvage 9 for $29.95.

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06:48
iTunes Connect down again – timing out for many

iTunes Connect is down for many. Attempting to connect here, it is giving a Gateway Timeout error. It’s only a little more than a week after many developers experienced a multi-day outage.

Apple’s system status page is not showing any issues at the time of writing, but commonly remains all-green for extended periods after outages are first experienced … 

iTunes Connect is the system used by developers and publishers to upload and manage apps and iBooks. Similarly,...

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06:36
Poll: Three months in, are those Apple Watch...

I asked back in May whether you thought the Apple Watch Activity app would lead to a leaner, fitter you. At that point, more than 80% of you said that it either would or already had.

A Wristly survey yesterday suggested that the reality perhaps hadn’t quite lived up to this promise, but still contained some pretty impressive numbers. More than 50% of Watch owners said that they were exercising more and were making better health choices, with around 40% reporting weight loss.

For those of us who were lucky enough to take delivery of our Apple Watches...

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06:33
News: AT&T wants $100M data throttling fine...

AT&T is asking the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to cancel a proposed $100 million fine levied against the company for throttling data speeds for users with “unlimited” data plans, The Hill reports. The FCC launched a complaint in October 2014 claiming AT&T slowed speeds for users who had used a certain amount of data each month without informing customers of the policy, then announced in June that it intended to fine the company…

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06:31
Many Surprised to Learn that HomeKit Requires Custom...

According to a new report published late yesterday, Apple requires anyone making a device compatible with its HomeKit environment to buy and use a special identity chip.

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06:20
Winclone 5 adds support for Windows 10

Two canoes (http://twocanoes.com) has introduced an update to Winclone 5 with support for Windows 10.

Winclone 5 is a Boot Camp cloning and migration solution for the Mac. It's designed to help everyone who uses Boot Camp on the Mac to clone Windows for backup or migration to a new Mac. Winclone 5 is available in Basic, Standard and Pro editions. Version 5.1 introduces support for cloning and restoring Windows 10 Boot Camp partitions.

Winclone 5 requires Mac OS X 10.8 or higher. Details on pricing and maintenance options can be found at the Twocanoes website.

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06:11
News: Daily Deal: Blinkist Premium, 1 Year...

Today in iLounge Deals we’re offering you a one year subscription to Blinkist Premium for only $29.99 – that’s 62% off the regular price. Providing a mobile-friendly app for iOS and Android, Blinkist helps you tap into a wide variety of new and interesting topics while on the go, with “blinks” that present convenient summaries of key ideas from nonfiction best sellers in a “made-for-mobile” format. Essentially…

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06:05
∞ Much more than the history of NeXT

In addition to his role supervising the Tools Story/Editorial team at Pixar, Michael B. Johnson, AKA Dr. Wave, or just Wave, is on the Board of the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco. The video below is a fascinating interview Michael did with three people who witnessed the early days of NeXT firsthand: Doug Menuez, Peter Graffagnino, and Don Melton.

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06:01
Intel, Micron announce breakthrough memory technology

Intel (www.intel.com) and Micron Technology (www.micron.com) have unveiled 3D XPoint technology, a non-volatile memory that the companies say has the potential to revolutionize any device, application or service that benefits from fast access to large sets of data.

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05:56
External Link: T-Mobile Announces Incentives for...

T-Mobile has announced two incentives for iPhone users. The first is that Apple Music will be included in its Music Freedom service, which means that streaming songs from Apple Music will not count against T-Mobile users’ bandwidth caps. The second is that anyone who has an iPhone 6 through the $15-per-month JUMP! On Demand program can trade up to the next iPhone for free until the end of 2015.

 

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05:55
iOS: Deleting Siri’s Training Data

If you're getting frustrated with Siri's inability to understand your commands, then you might want to try resetting the service on your iOS device. Siri learns how to better interpret your voice the more you use it, but if that training has gotten messed up (by, say, your kids playing around with your phone), then that could cause problems. We'll tell you how to wipe Siri clean in today's Quick Tip.


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05:39
How many times has your personal information been...

The New York Times pulled together a very short, clickable questionnaire that’ll give you a sense of how your personal information might be compromised, along with a series of links to articles laying out the major recent attacks, from the Adobe breech on down to UPS.

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05:28
Intel-Micron Introduce 3D XPoint Memory that will...

Yesterday Intel Corporation and Micron Technology unveiled 3D XPoint (verbalized as CrossPoint) technology, a non-volatile memory that has the potential to revolutionize any device, application or service. Apple technologies that could be impacted include Siri, future hand gesturing and advanced biometrics.

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05:14
AT&T doesn’t want to be throttled for throttling...

It seems AT&T thinks throttling the data speeds of customers without telling them about it isn’t such a big deal. The Federal Trade Commission sued AT&T back in 2014 for “deceptive and unfair data throttling” after the company imposed caps on unlimited data contracts, beyond which it reduced their data speeds by almost 90%. The Federal Communications Commission joined the party last month, fining AT&T $100 million – and The Hill...

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04:35
LinkOptimizer 4.9.46 for InDesign adds new Photoshop...

Zevrix Solutions has announced LinkOptimizer 4.9.46, a feature update to its workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign.

The utility lets users reduce the size of InDesign links and speed up processing by resizing images to their InDesign dimensions at the target resolution, as well as converting colors and file formats. Version 4.9.46 gives users an option to run Photoshop actions prior to all other processing, which is especially helpful for applying smart filters before image is resized.

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04:34
Hardware-based encryption market revenue to reach $...

There are a variety of ways to secure data, either on the perimeter or within the local area network (LAN), but the most fundamental method in a defense-in-depth model is hardware encryption. ABI Research (www.abiresearch.com) expects the global hardware encryption market revenue to reach US$36.4 billion by end of 2015.

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03:38
Apple Music in iOS 9 gets a much-needed redesign

Remember the good old days when the only thing you could do to a song was play it? 

When Apple Music first launched in iOS 8.4 on June 30, the streaming service was bombarded with hidden menus and a wild array of options. In fact, this “menus on menus on menus” design was one of our biggest complaints about Apple Music when it first launched. 

Well, if the iOS 9 public beta is any indication, it looks like Cupertino’s UX design wizards have started to clean up Apple Music’s messy interface. The iOS 9 update gives the Music app a subtle but much-needed makeover so you can spend less time browsing through options and more time actually listening to music.

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03:30
Hands-on with Maps in iOS 9: Introducing public...

Apple’s native Maps app currently sits in a folder called Junk on the second page of my home screen, where I banished it as soon as it launched close to three years ago. At the time, I lived in San Francisco, but things haven’t changed now that I live in New York, for one huge reason: Maps lacked public transit directions. That’s how I get around the city, and while Maps points you to third-party apps like Embark and Google Maps for subway information, I need an all-in-one solution. Google Maps tells me how to get where I’m going by foot, in a car, or on the train, so it’s my go-to whenever I leave my apartment.

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01:59
Coininfifa >> FIFA 15 Ultimate Team TOTW 46...

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23:44
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21:25
Nokia debuts Ozo 360-degree VR camera for...

The pupa that is Nokia -- the portion not gobbled up by Microsoft last year -- emerged from its cocoon on Tuesday bearing a high-end 360-degree camera called Ozo, a product targeting the nascent virtual reality content creation industry.

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21:09
24 Hour Deal: $500 off Apple's mid-2014 13...

For the next 24 hours, B&H has Apple's mid-2014 13" MacBook Pro (3.0GHz, 8GB, 512GB) for $1,499 ($500 off), plus $500 off two 15" MacBook Pros, $200 off both of Apple's current iMac 5K configurations, and $480 off unlocked 128GB iPad Airs.

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21:07
AT&T Urges FCC to Drop $100 Million Fine, Says...

Last month the United States Federal Communications Commission announced that it would fine AT&T $100 million for misleading customers about its unlimited data plans and not adequately warning customers about throttling their data speeds. AT&T has since responded, arguing that data throttling doesn't harm customers, the company is being prejudged and that its First Amendment rights are being violated in a response first found by The Hill (via Ars Technica).

The Commission’s findings that consumers and...

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20:59
OmniFocus 2.2.3 - GTD task manager with iOS...

OmniFocus helps you manage your tasks the way that you want, freeing you to focus your attention on the things that matter to you most.

Capturing tasks and ideas is always a keyboard shortcut away in OmniFocus 2. Clip data from Mail, Safari, Messages, or third-party apps. Bring up Quick Entry to file away an idea before it drifts away; it's always at your fingertips, waiting for more.

OmniFocus comes in two feature levels: Standard, available for $39.99; and Pro, available for $79.99.



Version 2.2.3: Fixed

  • Software Update - Worked around a problem updating OmniFocus when the system Python installation had been modified.
  • Crash - Fixed the most common long-standing crash in OmniFocus 2.x
  • Crash in Sidebar - Fixed a crash while dragging (our second-most commmon in the 2.2.2 release)
  • Crash - Fixed a crash related to toolbar items.
  • Crash - Fixed a crash updating the Perspectives menu when a...

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20:01
Intel and Micron's new '3D XPoint'...

Semiconductor technology giants Intel and Micron on Tuesday announced 3D XPoint memory, the fruits of a joint endeavor into non-volatile memory technology the companies claim is the first major breakthrough in the space since the introduction of NAND flash in 1989.

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18:55
Intel and Micron announce new ‘3D XPoint’ memory...

Intel has just announced a new breakthrough in computer storage technology developed in collaboration with Micro that is 1,000 times faster than the current-generation NAND flash chips upon which modern solid-state drives are built. The tech is called 3D XPoint (that’s “crosspoint”), and is the first new type of non-volatile memory created since 1989.

Incredibly, 3D XPoint isn’t just a theoretical product being developed, or an end-goal for a current project. It’s already in mass production and is expected to go on sale in 2016. Intel says the technology will enable a whole host of new applications, ranging from real-time disease tracking to 8K-capable gaming PCs if built into GPUs.

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17:06
Buy iPhone 6 from T-Mobile Now, Swap for iPhone 6s...

T-Mobile ratcheted up its pressure on the carrier business in the U.S. by announcing that JUMP! On Demand customers who buy an iPhone 6 this summer can swap it out for whatever Apple announces this fall. For free. The company is also exempting Apple Music from data limits for its customers.


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17:03
T-Mobile Offers Apple Music Streaming for Free while...

Last year, T-Mobile began letting consumers stream music for free on a number of popular music services, including Pandora, Rhapsody, iHeart Radio, Slacker, and Spotify. On Tuesday, Apple Music joined the list ...

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16:44
Livescribe debuts note-taking, audio-recording Echo...

Livescribe on Tuesday added a new model to its digital writing tool lineup in the Echo Smartpen 8GB Pro Edition, an all-in-one system for digitizing handwritten notes, synchronizing recorded audio and transferring it all to Mac for review and sharing.

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16:10
CoMacadore Plus - Mac OS 6.0.1 Running on an Amiga...

Old timers might remember Mac vs. PC flame wars, but in my experience they paled in ferocity to discussions between Amiga fans and Mac fans. But lo! There will be peace in our time, or at least a little hardware-based emulation. Reddit and imgur user wowbobwow got Mac OS 6.0.1 running on an Amiga 500. He did it using a product called A-Max that allowed the user to frankenstein Mac ROM chips and hook them up directly to the Amiga. That bit of geekerism then allowed the Amiga to execute Mac code directly on the Motorola 68000 (68K) processor in the Amiga-the same CPU in Macs of that day. Check out the photos on imgur-it's super cool.


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16:03
AI, Robotics Wonks Urge Autonomous Weapons Ban


Leading artificial intelligence and robotics experts have issued an open letter arguing against the development of autonomous weapons. Its publication coincides with the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, which ends Friday in Buenos Aires. Many arguments have been advanced both for and against autonomous weapons. If any major military power pushes ahead with AI weapon development, a global arms race is "virtually inevitable" and autonomous weapons will "become the Kalashnikovs of tomorrow," the letter says.

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15:56
Samsung Invents a Fascinatingly Absurd Smartwatch...

Earlier this month Samsung revealed another future idea in a patent application for their Gear smartwatch. The latest idea is to use a built-in camera in the watch interface that could determine where the user's face is and ...

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15:40
We'll be back tomorrow...

Just in case you're wondering what is going on at Apple World Today, two things are up: first, we're having "one of those weeks", the perfect storm of writers being tied up with... life. The second thing? We're making some behind the scenes editorial changes that you'll hear about soon. As a result, you may see less content the next few days, but things will be up to speed next week. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to let us know via the comments tool. 

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15:14
Intel and Micron Unveil New Memory Class That's...

Intel and Micron today announced 3D Xpoint, a new class of memory that the companies are calling a "major breakthrough in memory process technology." 3D Xpoint (pronounced cross point) is said to be up to 1,000 times faster and more durable than the NAND Flash storage that's currently used in mobile devices and solid state drives. It's the first new memory chip to come to the market in 25 years.

Intel and Micron say that 3D Xpoint was built to create a non-volatile, high-performance high-capacity storage and memory solution that was also affordable. In addition to being faster than NAND Flash, it's also 10 times denser than the DRAM chips used in computers, which means much more data can be stored closer to the processor and accessed quickly.

A smartphone equipped with 3D Xpoint technology would potentially see much faster...

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15:11
Your Fitness Tracker May be Wrong, but that Doesn’t...

Nike has agreed to pay out US$2.4 million to settle a lawsuit where it and Apple were accused of misleading consumers into believing the Nike FuelBand logged accurate fitness tracking data. The pain point in the settlement isn't the money; instead, it's the fact that most fitness trackers simply aren't accurate.


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14:55
The Surreal Selfie Stick (Video)

Remember that super awesome image we thought was a pano shot while rolling down a hill? Turns out it was taken by Randy Scott Slavin, a New York City-based director and photographer. The original image was stitched together from many images, and is part of a series called Alternate Perspectives 1 and Alternate Perspectives 2. Mr. Slavin also created what he calls the Surreal Selfie Stick, a 360 degree array of GoPro cameras for making videos, and it is just as cool as his photography. He's using the device for a project, but posted a demonstration to YouTube that you should check out. Note that you can't see the Surreal Selfie Stick in the video, but you can sometimes see its shadow.


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14:42
Apple's Beats by Dre support team debuts native...

On Monday, Apple's Beats by Dre began publishing product instruction videos directly to its customer support Twitter account, inserting brand awareness and outreach options directly into users' chosen social media streams.

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14:30
Logitech’s MX Anywhere 2 Mouse is a Joy to Use

The Logitech MX Anywhere 2 wireless mobile mouse is designed especially for mobile OS X and Windows users, and that means tracking on just about any surface, including glass. Notable is that it can be used with Bluetooth or a USB dongle. The scrolling capabilities make it a killer product. Features and feel are top notch. It's the best mouse John Martellaro has ever used.


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14:05
Nintendo's Sleep Monitor Is More Than a Dream


It's a piece that makes Nintendo's upcoming hardware and software platform even more puzzling. A patent application published last week has revealed more information about Nintendo's plans to build out its hardware ecosystem with contactless sleep monitoring technology. The device will assess individuals' emotions by using array of microphones and cameras to keep track of the noises and movements they make while getting some shuteye, according to the description in the patent application.

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13:57
Pay What You Want for the Game Developer Bundle

We have a new developer bundle for you called Game Developer Bundle. Even better, it's a pay-what-you-want deal. Pay anything-as little as a penny-and you get the Game Development for Non-Coders' 5-Course Bundle. If you beat the average price, which is just $6.22 as of this writing, you'll get the Unity 3D Game Development & Design 4-Course Bundle and HTML5 App & Game Development 6-Course Bundle. 10 percent of your purchase price will be donated to Creative Commons, a worthy project. And if you make the Top Ten at any point, you get five entries into the Samsung 50-Inch 4K TV & Media Device Giveaway. Good luck!


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13:49
More than 75,000 People have Enrolled in Health...

In March, a Bloomberg report noted that Stanford University researchers were stunned to find that 11,000 people had signed up for a cardiovascular study using Apple's new ResearchKit, less than 24 hours after the iPhone tool was introduced. In a new report that was published just yesterday, we learn that more than 75,000 people have enrolled in health studies that use specialized iPhone apps.

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13:41
Apple Music licensing rights, explained

Serenity Caldwell does a phenomenal job explaining the licensing rights associated with the various elements that make up Apple Music and why we should care. Great writing, great research.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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13:29
Tip of the Day: Activating Siri by voice

Did you know that you can now activate Siri by simply saying “Hey Siri” while your iPhone is plugged in? To enable this feature, just go into Settings, General, Siri and ensure “Allow Hey Siri” is toggled on. The feature was first introduced in iOS 8 last fall but has been improved through each update, and with recent versions you can now even simply state your whole request without pausing after the opening line – for example,…

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13:15
The Week in Mac Apps: Get the perfect brew going...

...plus file cleanup, security apps, and more!

This week’s roundup of new Mac apps serves up a way to reduce the stress of walking down the aisle, an app that teaches the art of brewing a perfect cup of coffee, a photo tool, and much more.

App Cleaner 2.2

It’s a sad fact that some third-party programs aren’t great citizens, leaving all kinds of trash data strewn across our hard disks.

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13:10
No One Really Needs an Apple Watch Today

Dr. Mac thinks his Apple Watch is a very cool gadget...but he doesn't think anyone really needs one. At least not yet.


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13:03
Yahoo expected to launch messaging app at New York...

Yahoo is planning to hold a mid-week press event in New York City, where it will probably announce a new messaging app, according to claims made on Tuesday.

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12:57
TinkerTool 5.4 - Expanded preference settings for OS...

TinkerTool is an application that gives you access to additional preference settings Apple has built into Mac OS X. This allows to activate hidden features in the operating system and in some of the applications delivered with the system.

The tool makes sure that preference changes can only affect the current user. You don't need administrative privileges to use the tool. With this design, it is no problem to use TinkerTool in professional networks where users have restricted permissions. The program will never change any component of the operating system, so the integrity of your system is not put at risk, and there will be no negative effect on system updates.

All preference settings changed by TinkerTool can be reset to Apple's defaults, or to the state that existed before using the tool. No dangerous background processes are used for TinkerTool's operation. You may send bug reports here.


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12:49
Verizon will sell HBO Now directly to wireless and...

When Apple and HBO announced the launch of the HBO Now streaming service, they said that their app would be exclusive to Apple devices for three months. Now, a quarter year later, that agreement has expired and other providers are looking to distribute access to the television network’s streaming app.

One of the biggest names looking to get into the HBO Now market is Verizon. The mobile carrier and FiOS provider announced today that it will be bringing the service to its 100 million customers…

Starting today, current Verizon FiOS subscribers...

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12:48
'Stagefright' vulnerability compromises...

A newly discovered security issue in the Android mobile operating system dubbed "Stagefright" has been called one of the worst vulnerabilities to date, and could present a critical issue for some 95 percent of devices in users' hands.

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11:34
Macro 4 adds Email to Print and AirPrint support

Macro 4 (www.macro4.com) has introduced a new mobile printing capability that allows enterprise users to print securely from any mobile device — smartphone, tablet or laptop — to any printer within their organization.
                                                                        
The new mobile printing solution supports both Email to Print and Apple's AirPrint feature and is available as an add-on to Macro 4’s Columbus OM output management software, which is designed to increase the reliability, efficiency and security of business-critical printing.

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11:30
Chukong Technologies launches Cocos 3.7

Chukong Technologies has announced the merger of Cocos2d-JS into Cocos2d-x to form the Cocos 3.7 upgrade. With Cocos 3.7, developers have greater ease of use and less confusion over which product to use as well as the ability to customize their Coscos Framework, according to the folks at Chukong.

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11:26
'Dragon Quest XI' may be one of the first...

It's been a long time coming, but another Dragon Quest title is on the way -- and you'll want to keep your eye on this one. Square Enix has announced Dragon Quest XI, a solo role-playing game (no DQX-style massively multiplayer experience) that will ...

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11:06
TMO Daily Observations 2015-07-28: Google+ gets...

Google learned the hard way that you need more than a big company to make a successful social network. John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet look at Google's downscaling of Google+, and John explains why we need to stop treating Apple like a small company.


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10:59
Review: SwitchEasy’s Blocks + Colors are toy-like...

Earlier in my reviewing career, I always tried to estimate the likely audience for products I tested: was an accessory likely to be universally appealing, somewhat popular, niche, or poorly received by virtually everyone? Many reviews (and reader comments) later, I learned there was at least a small audience for virtually anything, and conversely, that some people found reasons to dislike even the best-designed and best-reviewed products. I eventually concluded that there is no such thing as “universally appealing” or “universally bad” — just products for different audiences of different sizes.

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July is Heating Up With 148Apps How do you know what apps are worth your time and money? Just look to the review team at 148Apps. We sort through the chaos and find the apps you're looking for. The ones we love become Editor’s Choice, standing out... | Read more »

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