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Wednesday July 1

04:46
Recommended reading: 'Content Strategies for...

A new resource is now available for marketers and IT professionals in the manufacturing sector. The eBook, "Content Strategies for Winning in the Age of the Customer" (http://tinyurl.com/pf42h8n), offers best practices for creating engaging, multi-channel content that is proven to convert customer prospects into qualified leads.

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04:43
Output Factory Server for Adobe InDesign now...

Zevrix Solutions has released Output Factory Server 1.2.1, a compatibility update to its output workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign.

Output Factory Server automates printing and exporting from InDesign by processing files from hot folders. The software offloads output tasks to a central system leaving operator workstations free from the output process. Version 1.2.1 makes Output Factory Server compatible with the 2015 release of InDesign CC featured as part of Adobe Creative Cloud.

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04:27
PipelineFX’s Qube! now available in one-month...

PipelineFX has added a subscription licensing option to Qube! render farm management software for visual effects. This new option can be limited to a single one-month installment.

"Sometimes an upfront investment or a long-term commitment is all that holds companies back from bringing efficiency to their farms," says Richard Lewis, CEO of PipelineFX. "Subscription licensing is a simple way to get them there, on their own terms and through a package that doesn’t make them give up the power and support that Qube! is known for."

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04:23
CS Odessa releases USA Mapping Solution for...

CS Odessa (www.conceptdraw.com) has announced a new addition to ConceptDraw Solution Park designed to assist individuals who are looking for county outlines to be represented in maps they draw.

The collection of library objects, templates, and example drawings for ConceptDraw Pro are designed to make short work of drawing maps that contain county information. The United States Mapping Solution is available for users of ConceptDraw Pro 10 and ConceptDraw Office 3, via ConceptDraw Solution Park.

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02:40
Apple iTunes 12.2 - Play Apple Music & manage...

Apple iTunes lets you organize and stream Apple Music, download and watch video and listen to Podcasts. It can automatically download new music, app, and book purchases across all your devices and computers. And it's a store that has everything you need to be entertained. Anywhere. Anytime.



Version 12.2:

  • Introduction of Apple Music, with Beats 1 and Apple Music Radio



  • OS X 10.7.5 or later
  • iTunes Extras requires OS X 10.9.3 or later



Download Now

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00:20
Can an individual advise me a good online archeage...

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00:00
Parrot MiniDrones are equipped to hover, race and...

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Tuesday June 30

23:31
New iOS 9 beta with Apple Music integration due next...

Developers testing out iOS 9 were excluded from Apple Music launch day festivities, but Apple SVP of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue said to expect a build supporting the new streaming music service early next week.

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22:58
Apple adds TRIM support for aftermarket SSDs in OS X...

Some four years after adding TRIM support for first-party solid state drives to OS X, Apple incorporated the command for aftermarket drives as part of Tuesday's OS X 10.10.4 update.

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22:41
New iOS 9 Beta Seed With Apple Music Coming '...

While Apple Music launched today with the releases of iOS 8.4 and iTunes 12.2, many members of Apple's developer program are currently running beta versions of iOS 9 that do not support most aspects of the service. Apple's Eddy Cue confirmed late last week that Apple will be releasing a new iOS 9 seed with Apple Music support, but he did not provide a timeframe for the release and one did not appear today.

In a pair of responses to Twitter users tonight, Cue has clarified the new iOS 9 seed with Apple Music support will be arriving "early next week."

@D2007CAVS new iOS 9 beta coming early next week

— Eddy Cue (@cue) July 1, 2015

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22:20
iTunes 12.2

Integrates the Apple Music streaming music subscription service and the free Beats 1 radio service into iTunes. (Free, 222 MB)

 

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21:07
Mac OS X 10.10.4 Supports TRIM for Third-Party SSD...

Earlier today Apple released OS X 10.10.4, an under-the-hood update to OS X that introduced several bug fixes and improvements. One improvement, according to Ars Technica, is support for TRIM for third-party SSD hard drives. We previously covered TRIM likely coming natively to the next version of OS X El Capitan but it appears support has already arrived.

Photo via ArsTechnicaWith today’s OS X 10.10.4 update, however, Apple has added a command line utility that can be used to enable TRIM on third-party SSDs without having to download and install anything. Called trimforce, the utility can be executed from the OS X terminal,...

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20:59
Microsoft OneNote 15.11.2 - Free digital notebook...

OneNote is your very own digital notebook. With OneNote, you can capture that flash of genius, that moment of inspiration, or that list of errands that's too important to forget. Whether you're at home, in the office or on the go, your notes travel with you. And you can share your notes and collaborate with others, across multiple devices!

Here are some more ideas on how to use OneNote:

  • Capture rich notes for classwork, meetings, or research
  • Keep track of your shopping list and mark items off wherever you are
  • Create an itinerary and keep track of your travel plans for your next big vacation
  • Take pictures of receipts and bills to remove some of the paper clutter
  • Collaborate and share ideas with your team
  • Research items and prices to make the best purchasing decision
  • Keep and edit all of your notes



Version 15.11.2:

  • Now has the option to use a newer, purple-er...

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20:59
LibreOffice 4.4.4.3 - 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 4.4.4.3:

  • 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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20:59
Apple iOS 8.4 - The latest version of Apple's...

The latest version of iOS can be downloaded through iTunes.

Apple iOS 8 comes with big updates to apps you use every day, like Messages and Photos. A whole new way to share content with your family. And exciting new connections between apps and between devices. All that and more make iOS 8 the biggest iOS release ever.

Photos. The all-new Photos app makes it simpler than ever to find and rediscover your favorite photos with new search features and smart albums that organize your photos for you. And you can make every shot look even better immediately after you've taken it with powerful new editing tools, no matter your skill level.

Messages. Now Messages lets you connect with friends and family like never before. Tap to add your voice to any conversation. Send a video of what you're seeing the moment you're seeing it. And easily share your location so they know right where you are.

Design....

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20:59
Voila 3.9 - Capture, annotate, organize, and share...

Voila is a screen-capture, recording, and annotation tool that is a full-featured replacement for Mac's screen-capture and screen-recording capabilities. It has a large and robust set of editing, organizing, annotation, and effects tools that allows the user to create and add details to screenshots, tutorials, videos, and presentations.

Voila lets you capture any shape, menu, webpage, or DOM element, capture multiple regions, and capture from iSight. Add annotations like arrows, text, lines, shapes, brushstrokes, paint, callouts, stamps, and images as annotations. Add cool effects such as filters, edges, and skew, and share via Mail, Flickr, FTP, SFTP, or iPhoto.

With Voila you can record full screen video or a selected region, along with the audio from the computer or from a mic. You can export videos in different file formats, or upload to YouTube, FTP, or SFTP.

Voila lets you organize images in smart collections and custom collections, along...

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20:46
Security Update 2015-005

Lengthy list of vulnerability fixes mirrors many of those patched by 10.10.4 Yosemite. (Free, various sizes)

 

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20:45
List of Countries Where Apple Music and Beats 1...

Apple has posted a list of over 115 countries where some combination of Apple Music, Apple Music Radio, Beats 1 Radio and iTunes Match are available per iPhone in Canada. Apple Music and Apple Music Radio are available in 110 countries as of today's launch, while Angola, Puerto Rico, Israel, Taiwan, and Turkey are five countries where the streaming music service has yet to launch.

Apple Music's "For You" section for curated playlists and music recommendations
Beats 1 Radio is currently unavailable in select countries, including the Bahamas, Bahrain, Burkina-Faso, Egypt, Hungary, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Mozambique, Namibia, Oman, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Taiwan, Turkey and United Arab Emirates. iTunes Match, technically available through Apple Music and as a standalone...

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20:39
Samsung subsidiary Mapzen hiring Apple cartographers...

Mapzen, a pioneering open source mapping project now backed by Samsung Research America, has hired a number of former Apple employees previously attached to Apple Maps, AppleInsider has learned.

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18:57
Apple Lets iPhone Read Books Made with iBooks Author

Apple released iBooks Author 2.3 Tuesday, an update that allows the software to make ebooks that can be read on an iPhone. The company did so by adding two new ePub templates that work with iPhone.


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18:21
Mac EFI Security Update 2015-001

Patches vulnerabilities with EFI firmware for Mountain Lion and Mavericks. (Free, 101 MB)

 

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17:52
Beats 1 Radio appears to be down for many (Update:...

Update: after about 35 minutes, it appears that the Beats 1 stream is back online. The outage may have been caused by an Amazon Web services outage on the East Coast of the US. 

Many readers are reporting Beats1 Radio is offline with error -12880 on iOS and just a spin on iTunes for Mac. As per usual, Apple’s System status page shows no outage but currently we aren’t able to find anyone able to get online.

iTunes is showing the below error:

@9to5mac pic.twitter.com/EeOUBteGS8

— Timothy Phillips  (@filupskid)...

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17:51
Join Apple Music

Join Apple Music, choose artists that you like, and start enjoying the greatest collection of music on the planet.

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17:44
If Apple Music appears with unusual text or doesn...

If Apple Music appears with unusual text or doesn't open as expected after you update to iOS 8.4, force the Music app to close and then reopen it.

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17:11
About the security content of iTunes 12.2

This document describes the security content of iTunes 12.2.

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17:05
Is Safari the New Internet Explorer?

An anonymous reader writes: Software developer Nolan Lawson says Apple's Safari has taken the place of Microsoft's Internet Explorer as the major browser that lags behind all the others. This comes shortly after the Edge Conference, where major players in web technologies got together to discuss the state of the industry and what's ahead. Lawson says Mozilla, Google, Opera, and Microsoft were all in attendance and willing to talk — but not Apple. "It's hard to get insight into why Apple is behaving this way. They never send anyone to web conferences, their Surfin' Safari blog is a shadow of its former self, and nobody knows what the next version of Safari will contain until that year's WWDC. In a sense, Apple is like Santa Claus, descending yearly to give us some much-anticipated presents, with no forewarning about which of our wishes he'll grant this year. And frankly, the presents have been getting smaller and smaller lately." He argues, "At this point, we in the web community...

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17:00
Apple released a new Software Update

Apple just released a new Software Update:

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16:55
Faster, Cheaper Fiber Could Rev Up Internet


Researchers have found a way to significantly improve the performance of fiber networks, which could lead to benefits for both consumers and Internet service providers. Information in fiber optic cables degrades with distance. When you try to increase the speed at which the data is traveling by boosting the power in the network, degradation gets worse. "It's like quicksand," said Nikola Alic, a research scientist at the Qualcomm Institute, part of the University of California at San Diego. "The more you struggle, the faster you sink."

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16:52
Safari 8.0.7, 7.1.7, and 6.2.7

Updates to the three versions of Apple’s Web browser with reduced memory usage for improved performance, plus (Free)

 

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16:48
How to request a song on Beats 1

Certain shows on Apple's Beats 1 will accept requests from listeners. You can submit a request into one of two ways. 

First, pick up the phone. That's totally old school, but so is listening to the radio. Just point your browser to http://beats1radio.com/requests  to find a list of numbers for customers in 13 countries, including the US, Canada, France, Japan and Germany.

If you'd rather not place a call, simply post a tweet with the hashtag #Beats1Requests

Earlier today I was wondering why a person would place a request when she has millions of songs available on demand. I asked Twitter and got a few interesting answers. 

Mark Dagon said: It'd be nice to set up a playlist for others to hear. Live365 did that.

Joshua Schnell said:  ...

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16:34
Transfer content from an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch...

You can use iCloud or iTunes to transfer content from your current iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to another device.

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16:19
Hands-On Walkthrough of Apple Music and Beats 1 Radio

Apple's much-anticipated music service, Apple Music, launched this morning as part of iOS 8.4, bringing on-demand streaming music, the Beats 1 radio station, and Apple Connect, Apple's new social network aimed at letting artists connect with fans in new and unique ways.

We went hands-on with Apple Music in iOS 8.4 to give you a look at how the new service works, what it looks like, what it costs, and how to use it. Check out the video below to get a thorough overview of all three Apple Music components.

Apple Music's main streaming feature is a "For You" section within the Music app that offers up on-demand music recommendations based on preferences you've entered and music you've listed to previously. "For You" is able to offer more refined, tailored recommendations as you listen to more and more music.

The "New" tab, also part of the on-demand streaming service,...

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16:18
Video: Piper Jaffray See's Apple Music as...

CNBC's "Fast Track" segment had Gene Munster of Piper Jaffray on to briefly talk about the potential bump to Apple profits if Apple Music is a success. In the short term ...

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16:16
Apple releases iTunes 12.2 for the Mac, Windows

Apple has released iTunes 12.2 for the Mac,adding support for its new Apple Music service. According to the update description in the Mac App Store — where you can obtain the update in the, well, Updates section, the upgrade includes the following Apple Music features:

° For You music recommendations;

° Radio, including Beats 1;

° New, which highlights new music curated by Apple’s music editors;

° My Music, where you find your purchased music, imported songs, and selections you’ve picked in Apple Music;

° Connect, the venue for artists to reach out to fans.

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16:15
Eight Weeks With the MacBook Keyboard: Total Love

Apple's new MacBook uses a new keyboard mechanism. The keys are larger, and the throw is shorter. So when people try it out for just a minute ot two in the Apple store, it may feel strange, different and even undesirable. But John Martellaro has been using his MacBook for eight weeks and loves it. He explains.


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15:59
∞ On the launch of Apple Music

There was a bit of mic chatter, then Zane Lowe broke in to make the official launch:

Alright, man. We gotta kick this whole thing off at some point. We spent the last three months trying to build this radio station and now we can build no more. We must launch.

An incredible start for Apple Music.

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15:47
Apple Assesses their Next Step in e-Book Conspiracy...

A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld a 2013 decision finding Apple Inc. liable for conspiring with publishers to raise the price of e-books. Yet considering Apple's position on the matter, they could ask the Second Circuit to rehear the case or ask the U.S. Supreme Court to review it.

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15:42
Apple Updates GarageBand for Mac and iPhone: New...

Apple released GarageBand 10.1 for OS X Yosemite on Tuesday, as well as GarageBand 2.0.7 for iOS 8. Both updates add support for Apple Music Connect, allowing artists to upload content directly to Connect. The Mac version also adds ten new drummers, new patches, 1,000 new Apple Loops, support for Force Touch trackpad (which is currently only available on Apple's new MacBook), and more.


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15:33
Listen to Beats 1 on your Apple TV

Listen to Beats 1 on your Apple TV via AirPlay. 

Apple Music is live and ready. You can tune into Apple's 24 hour radio station, Beats 1, on your iOS device or Mac running iTunes 12.2. That's great, but some customers have their premium sound system connected to their home entertainment system, including the Apple TV. Fortunately, it's easy to listen to Beats 1 via Apple TV. 

Right now, the iTunes Radio app on Apple TV does not have access to Beats 1. That could change, but we'll have to wait and see. For now, follow these steps. 

While listening to Beats 1 via the Apple Music app on your iOS device, and tap the AirPlay button. Lastly, select your Apple TV and you're good! 

Hopefully the iTunes Radio button will be updated to include Beats 1. Until then, AirPlay works. 

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15:33
iTunes 12.2 update available with Apple Music support

Apple Music made its debut earlier today though an iOS 8.4 update. Now you can enjoy Apple Music on your Mac, too. All you need is the 12.2 update for iTunes.

To get the update, launch the App Store (in your Applications folder) and click on the Updates button at the top of the app. You can also launch iTunes, click on the iTunes menu, and select Check for Updates. (As of this writing, the iTunes download website says that the 12.2 update is “coming soon.”)

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15:25
Apple Releases iTunes 12.2 Update with Apple Music...

Apple released an iTunes update on Tuesday afternoon with support for Apple Music, the company's new streaming music service and Internet radio station. The version 12.2 update lets users try out and use Apple Music on their Mac and Windows PC-something we've already been able to do most of today on our iPhones and iPads.


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15:20
Appeals court says Apple is liable for e-book price...

The Second Court of Appeals has affirmed (PDF) that Apple is liable for engaging in e-book price fixing, holding up the 2013 judgment of a district court that ruled in favor of the Department of Justice (DoJ) and 33 states.

The DoJ sued Apple as well as publishers Penguin, HarperCollins, Hachette, Simon & Schuster, and Macmillan back in 2012. The publishers agreed to settle for $164 million. Apple fought the charges and lost, and it appealed the decision in February 2014.

When it...

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15:17
∞ Apple Music comes to the Mac with iTunes update

Apple just posted iTunes 12.2, which brings its new Apple Music service to the Mac. Open iTunes and go to iTunes > Check for Updates.

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15:16
Apple releases tons of security updates for recent...

While the world’s focus on Apple today might be on the release of its new streaming music service, the company also pushed out a host of security fixes for exploits, flaws, and—shall we say—politically difficult situations of the last few months. iOS 8.4 and OS X 10.10.4 should make users safer, pending testing by outside researchers.

You can find the full list of security issues on pages for iOS 8.4 and OS X 10.10.4, which also includes items in Security Update 2015-005 for older OS X releases.

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15:16
How to Request Songs on Beats 1 Radio

Apple's Beats 1 Internet radio is offering another feature familiar to traditional radio station listeners: call-in requests. Apple has phone numbers available in several countries, and Beats 1 DJ Travis Mills will host a requests show at 5PM pacific time.


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15:14
Apple Releases iTunes 12.2 With Apple Music and...

Apple today released iTunes 12.2 for OS X Yosemite users, introducing desktop support for the new Apple Music service. Launched today as part of iOS 8.4, Apple Music lets iTunes users to listen to on-demand music, create playlists, find music suitable for every activity, and more. Apple Music is also accompanied by Apple Music Connect, Apple's new artist-centric social network, and the Beats 1 24/7 live worldwide radio station.

iTunes 12.2 can be downloaded immediately through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store. Apple has also released a new version of iTunes 12.2 for Windows users. This update includes:

For You. Get playlist and album recommendations you'll love, selected just for you based on your musical tastes. The more you...

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15:00
Apple Loses Ebook Price Fixing Appeal, Must Pay $450...

An anonymous reader writes: A federal appeals court ruled 2-1 today that Apple indeed conspired with publishers to increase ebook prices. The ruling puts Apple on the hook for the $450 million settlement reached in 2014 with lawyers and attorneys general from 33 states. The Justice Dept. contended that the price-fixing conspiracy raised the price of some e-books from the $10 standard set by Amazon to $13-$15. The one dissenting judge argued that Apple's efforts weren't anti-competitive because Amazon held 90% of the market at the time. Apple is unhappy with the ruling, but they haven't announced plans to take the case further. They said, "While we want to put this behind us, the case is about principles and values. We know we did nothing wrong back in 2010 and are assessing next steps."


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14:53
Beats1 live on your Mac

It looks like Twitter has found the link to the live stream of Beats1 audio. Thanks to Benji R for the link. This will do until Apple posts their own link.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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14:26
About the security content of QuickTime 7.7.7

This document describes the security content of QuickTime 7.7.7.

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14:22
Apple Music Turns to Tumblr for Beats 1 Show Schedule

If you want to stay on top of Beats 1 programming for Apple Music, you can point your Web browser to Tumblr because that's where Apple has their Internet radio station schedule listed. And showing Apple's new found love of social networks, you can find Apple Music on Twitter and Instagram, too.

The Mac Observer Spin: Apple really is embracing social platforms, and that's really clear with Apple Music's presence on Tumblr, Twitter, and Instagram.


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14:21
Pay What You Want for the iOS Designer Bundle

Check out the iOS Designer Bundle, a collection of five training courses that will train you to design for iOS. Better yet, you can pay what you want. It works like this: pay the minimum-even a penny-and you get the first training course. Beat the average price, which is currently $12.31, and you get all five. 10 percent of your purchase price goes to Creative Commons, and if you make the top of the leaderboard at any time, you'll get five entries into a giveaway for an iMac with 5K Retina display. Hit any spot on the leaderboard at any time and you'll get one entry. There are details on the deal page.


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14:15
Leaked Photos of Next-Generation 'iPhone 6s...

The next-generation iPhone, often referred to as the "iPhone 6s," will likely retain the same exterior design as the iPhone 6, based on purported images of the device's rear shell obtained by 9to5Mac. The report claims the rear shell is identical to the iPhone 6 on the outside, including the same thickness and width, with only minor internal differences.

The leaked photos of the "iPhone 6s" reveal that the Lightning connector, speakers, microphones, headphone jack, volume rocker, mute button, sleep/wake button, SIM card slot, antenna lines and cutout for the rear-facing camera and LED flash are all identical to the iPhone 6, which is unsurprising given that "S" model iPhones have historically looked almost identical to the iPhone released one year prior.

While the exterior design on the "iPhone 6s" looks unchanged, the...

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14:14
Apple releases OS X 10.10.4 update

You’ve been waiting for this for a while.

On Tuesday, Apple released OS X 10.10.4, the newest version of its current operating system.

The update, a 1.09 gigabyte download, offers the following fixes and changes:

- Improves networking reliability.

- Improves Migration Assistant reliability.

- Addresses an issue that prevented some external displays from functioning properly.

- Improves the reliability of upgrading iPhoto and Aperture libraries to Photos.

- Improves reliability when syncing photos and videos to iCloud Photo Library.

- Addresses an issue that could cause Photos to unexpectedly quit after importing some Lecia DNG files.

-...

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14:05
AppleCare will replace your battery once it drops to...

The battery in your iPhone or Apple Watch is a precious resource, and it becomes more precious as your devices age and their batteries begin to lose capacity. One solution to this problem is to buy an aftermarket replacement battery, look up an iFixit guide, and crack your phone or tablet open yourself. If you've paid for the AppleCare and AppleCare+ extended warranty programs, though, we've got good news.

Apple will now replace any battery covered by AppleCare+ once it drops below 80 percent of its original capacity, as outlined in refreshed AppleCare+ documents spotted by MacRumors late last week and reported on other sites today. Previously, a battery had to drop to 50 percent of its original...

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13:53
Mac: Apple GarageBand 10.1

In tandem with today’s launch of Apple Music, the company has also pushed out an update to its GarageBand ($5) music creation software, with a tie-in that allows artists to now publish their tracks directly to the Apple Music Connect service, allowing jams and mixes in progress to be quickly shared with fans.

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13:46
GigSky offers cellular data plans for iPad travelers...

GigSky, a global mobile network designed for travelers, will offer cellular data plans for iPad travelers with Apple SIM in more than 90 countries and territories.

With Apple SIM installed, iPad customers can view and select these short-term data plans directly on their Apple tablet, avoiding the hassle of buying a local SIM when they travel. US and UK customers have the added benefit of choosing from these short-term data plans at home.

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13:40
News: Report: iPhone 6S to look ‘nearly identical’...

A new report from 9to5Mac reveals that the exterior design of this year’s “iPhone 6S” models will look substantially the same on the outside despite a collection of internal changes. Citing “a proven source familiar with Apple’s supply chain,” the report claims, as others have, that Apple is planning on bringing Force Touch to the new models. However, the design of the iPhone 6S will be identical to the current…

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13:39
Apple Says iTunes 12.2 ‘Coming Soon’ for Mac and...

Apple's iTunes download page for Mac and Windows continues to offer iTunes 12.1.2, but the company added an "iTunes 12.2 coming soon" note. Apple Music, which launched earlier on Tuesday with iOS 8.4, requires iTunes 12.2 on Mac and Windows, and its absence has been greeted with annoyance and snark on the Interwebs.


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13:38
Apple releases GarageBand 10.1 for the Mac, Security...

Apple has updated GarageBand, its music creation software for the Mac, to version 10.1. It adds 10 new EDM (electronic dance music) and hip hop drummers, 20 new electronic drum kits, 100 new EDM and Hip Hop synthesizer patches, new Morph Pad Smart Control, and 1,000 new loops to support all those new genres.

GarageBand 10.1 is available at the Mac App Store. It's free for existing users and those who've bought a recent Mac. It's US$4.99 for others.

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13:31
How to get started with Apple Music

There day is here. Apple Music is finally available. Earlier we published a brief how-to on migrating your existing Beats Music account to Apple Music, keeping your library, playlists and artist preferences intact. Now, we'll explain how to get started with Apple Music from scratch.

Install iOS 8.4

This update brings Apple Music and Beats 1 to your iPhone or iPad, replacing Apple's Music app with an all-new version that's ready for the new services. Once that's done, it's time to launch the new Apple Music app.

Begin  your trial

A new window appears. Tap the Start 3 Month Free Trial button. At this point, you'll be prompted to choose the individual plan at $9.99, or the family plan at $14.99. Don't worry, you won...

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13:30
The Week in Mac Apps: Blinks helps you combat eye...

An eye on all things

This week’s roundup of new Mac apps brings you a Gmail client for your desktop, a quick refresher on the periodic table of elements, and a little something that keeps an eye out for uninvited guests.

Blinks 1.0

Close your eyes! Developer Elena Drozhzhina’s $3 Blinks (Mac App Store Link) makes sure that you never forget to flutter your shutters to help prevent fatigue.

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13:19
Apple Patches 45 Security Flaws in OS X Yosemite,...

Apple patched some 45 security OS X Yosemite v10.10.4, which was released earlier on Tuesday. The company also released Security Update 2015-005 Mavericks and Security Update 2015-005 Mountain Lion. The security holes and bugs fixed services and technologies throughout the operating systems, and many of them allow the bad guys to take over your Mac.


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13:14
GarageBand update lets artists publish directly to...

Apple on Tuesday announced updates to its consumer music author app, GarageBand. One of the new features ties directly to the release of Apple Music: Artists on Apple Music Connect can publish directly to the service from GarageBand for iOS.

Apple Music Connect was unveiled on Tuesday as part of the Apple Music service. It’s a social aspect that gives artist a venue for interacting with fans.

Apple Music Connect artists can, say, create a sample of a melody that they just thought of and make it available on Connect to get feedback from fans. Or an artist can offer previews of new singles that are about to drop. It’s another way for artists to cultivate a community on Apple Music.

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12:57
About the security content of OS X Yosemite v10.10.4...

This document describes the security content of OS X Yosemite v10.10.4 and Security Update 2015-005.

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12:52
About Apple SIM on iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3

Apple SIM makes it easy to sign up for short-term, long-term, or shared cellular data plans right on your iPad Air 2 or iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi+Cellular.

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12:39
Cisco buys a DNS provider to protect you in the cloud

When you think of internet security from Cisco, you probably imagine firewalls and routers (usually) stopping hackers and malware from hitting your network. You're going to have to expand that definition very shortly, though. Cisco has snapped up Ope...

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12:31
Op-ed: Safari is the new Internet Explorer

Last weekend I attended EdgeConf, a conference populated by many of the leading lights in the Web industry. It featured panel talks and breakout sessions with a focus on technologies that are just now starting to emerge in browsers, so there was a lot of lively discussion around Service Worker, Web Components, Shadow DOM, Web Manifests, and more.

EdgeConf’s hundred-odd attendees were truly the heavy hitters of the Web community. The average Twitter follower count in any given room was probably in the thousands, and all the major browser vendors were represented—Google, Mozilla, Microsoft, Opera. We had lots of fun peppering them with questions about when they might release such-and-such API.

There was one company not in attendance, though, and it served as the proverbial elephant in the room that no one wanted to discuss. I heard it referred to cagily as “a company in California” or “a certain fruit...

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12:26
Apple Squashes EFI Flash Memory Security Holes in OS...

Apple released Mac EFI Security Update 2015-001 on Monday, a security update for Mountain Lion and Mavericks that patches two flaws dealing with EFI Flash memory. Both flaws would have allowed the bad guys to take over your Mac.


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12:21
Bad news for Prince fans: These artists are missing...

a few artists are still not ready to commit to Apple Music. The Beatles are a big—but expected—holdout. It took Apple years to bring The Beatles to the iTunes Store and when it finally did in 2010, the company did an entire ad campaign about it. If Apple Music included The Beatles’ catalog, we would have heard about it weeks ago.

Another notable holdout is Prince, who has an artist page on Apple Music—but it’s completely blank. It’s possible that Apple and Prince are still sorting out negotiations, but as of launch day, Apple Music subscribers won’t be able to work out to “When Doves Cry.”

It’s a real shame for me – I’m a huge Prince fan – and there are a lot of other popular artists not included, to the great detriment of their fans.

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12:13
Apple Security Update 2015-005 - For OS X 10.9. (...

Apple Security Update 2015-005 is recommended for all users and improves the security of OS X. For detailed information about the security content of this update, please visit: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222

The download link above is for OS X 10.Mavericks; see Related Links for additional security updates. Also please understand that the security updates mentioned here were applied to OS X 10.10 Yosemite in the OS X 10.10.4 operating-system update.



Version 2015-004:

  • Admin Framework
    • Available for: OS X Yosemite v10.10 to v10.10.2
    • Impact: A process may gain admin privileges without properly authenticating
    • Description: An issue existed when checking XPC entitlements. This issue was addressed with improved entitlement checking.
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    • Available for: OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.5, OS X Mavericks v10.9.5, OS X...

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11:48
Review: Just Mobile TimeStand for Apple Watch

TimeStand ($40) is Just Mobile's first Apple Watch stand. As any casual follower of Just Mobile would guess, TimeStand is made of aluminum. It's a relatively small stand with an oval-shaped rubberized bottom. A small channel lets users run the Apple Watch's charging cable down the side of the stand and out the back.{/exp:char_limit}

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11:37
Apple HP Printer Drivers 3.1 - For OS X 10.7 or...

Apple HP Printer Drivers includes the latest HP printing and scanning software for OS X Lion or later. For information about supported printer models, see this page.



Version 3.1:

  • The latest printing and scanning software for OS X 10.7 or later



  • OS X 10.7 or later



Download Now

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11:36
Latest OS X update allows you to enable TRIM for...

Pretty much every operating system in use these days supports TRIM—a special ATA command that the OS sends along to an SSD when deleting files on that SSD. The lone exception to that list has been Apple’s OS X, which—at least until today—only supported TRIM on its OEM SSDs. If you took a Mac that originally came with a spinning disk and installed an aftermarket SSD in it yourself, the operating system wouldn’t use TRIM on the disk—at least, not unless you resorted to third-party tools.

With today’s OS X 10.10.4 update, however, Apple has added a command line utility that can be used to enable TRIM on third-party SSDs without having to download and install anything. Called trimforce, the utility can be executed from the OS X terminal, and it requires a reboot to start...

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11:33
Epson Printer Drivers 3.1 - For OS X 10.7 through OS...

Epson Printer Drivers installs the latest software for your EPSON printer or scanner for OS X Yosemite, OS X Mavericks, OS X Mountain Lion, and OS X Lion. For more information about printing and scanning software, see http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3669#epson.



Version 3.1:

  • Latest drivers for Epson printers and scanners



  • OS X 10.7 or later



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11:29
Apple SIM Cellular Data Plans Now Available in Over...

Apple has reached a partnership with mobile connectivity company GigSky to expand Apple SIM cellular data plans to over 90 countries and territories around the world. iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 users that have Apple SIM installed can now purchase short-term data plans while traveling in a long list of countries throughout Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa, South America and other regions worldwide.

Apple SIM is now available for purchase at Apple Retail Stores in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States. Apple SIM cellular data plans were previously limited to participating carriers in the United States and United Kingdom, including AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile...

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11:19
Soundtrack Pro 3: Troubleshooting Basics

If Soundtrack Pro 3 isn't starting up properly or performing normally, try these basic troubleshooting steps. Please note that these steps aren't exhaustive and are not intended to cover any specific issue. They are fundamental, basic steps that are most effective in getting Soundtrack Pro 3 into good working order and are the steps most often suggested by AppleCare Technical Support. 

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11:18
Bad news for Prince fans: These artists are missing...

Cupertino is cheering after Taylor Swift’s very public change of heart, but other artists have not been as easy to court in favor of Apple’s new streaming service.

Apple Music, which launched Tuesday morning, now boasts an exclusive on Swift’s bestseller, 1989, after the artist refused to allow her newest album to be on any streaming services. Apple Music also has another surprising new partner: Thom Yorke. Like Swift, the Radiohead frontman has been a vocal opponent of streaming services, pulling songs from his solo albums and his side project off Spotify. Apple Music, however, counts with Thom Yorke’s The Eraser and Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes...

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11:17
Motion 4: Troubleshooting basics

If Motion isn't starting up properly or performing as expected, try these basic troubleshooting steps to remedy the situation. Please note that these steps aren't exhaustive, and are not intended to cover any specific issue. They are fundamental, basic steps that are most effective in getting Motion into good working order, and are the steps most often suggested by AppleCare Technical Support.

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11:07
Getting started with Apple Music: 12 things to do...

Apple Music is here!

Image by Apple

Are you ready to rock? Apple Music is. After its unveiling at WWDC in early June, Apple Music went live Tuesday, along with iOS 8.4. While you’re updating, you can check out our full FAQ, and we’re working on a hands-on as well. This handy guide will walk you through setup so you’ll be up and running—and dancing—in no time.

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11:03
Xcode 6.4 - Integrated development environment (IDE...

Xcode provides everything developers need to create great applications for Mac, iPhone, and iPad. Xcode brings user interface design, coding, testing, and debugging into a united workflow. The Xcode IDE combined with the Cocoa and Cocoa Touch frameworks, and the Swift programming language make developing apps easier and more fun than ever before. Xcode includes the Xcode IDE, Swift, and Objective-C compilers, Instruments analysis tool, iOS Simulator, the latest and greatest OS X and iOS SDK's and hundreds of powerful features.



Version 6.4:

  • Adds support for iOS 8.4
  • Includes Swift 1.2 and SDKs for OS X 10.10 Yosemite and iOS 8.4



  • OS X 10.10 or later



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11:00
Tropical Software rolls out iAddressX 3.6 for OS X

Tropical Software has rolled out iAddressX 3.6, an update of the Mac OS X (10.7 or higher) utility.

You can use iAddressX to navigate contacts from a small icon in the system menu, and to initiate various tasks including printing of Dymo labels, dialing regular and Skype calls, sending SMS messages to Skype pals or friend's cell phones, and more. Version 3.6.0 adds an option to show Contacts by Group as a sub-menu, or in the main menu (it's recommended that you enable Contacts by Group if you have many Groups).

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10:53
TMO Daily Observations 2015-06-30: Apple Music First...

Apple Music officially launched this morning so Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to to share their first impressions on Apple's new streaming music service and Internet radio station. They also look at iOS 8.4, OS X Yosemite 10.10.4, and some of the important fixes in both of those software updates.


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10:50
Apple released 3 new Software Updates
10:47
Get the Beats 1 programming schedule

I've been listening to Beats 1, Apple's new 24-hour radio station, and I'm enjoying it quite a bit. DJ Zane Lowe is personable and really, really enthusiastic. As a budding fan, I'm interested in knowing what to expect out of the station. Fortunately, Apple has published a full Beats 1 schedule on Tumblr. 

Visit applemusic.tumblr.com for the full run-down, including the daily schedule and upcoming special programming, like Zane's interview with Eminem and some live Rolling Stones. 

You can find the schedule in the iOS app, too. Just tap the Beats 1 graphic and scroll down to see the day's events in order. Have fun!

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10:30
A quick tour of iOS 8.4’s new Music app and the...


The new Music app. The navigation at the bottom of the app is mostly Apple Music-related now.

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iOS 8.4 is here, and aside from fixing a few nasty bugs, its biggest new feature is a redesigned Music app. Music hasn't gotten any major tweaks since being redesigned for iOS 7, and the gallery above will walk you through the changes. In general, it's a visual and functional improvement, especially on the iPad, where it makes better use of the screen space.

Also included are a few first-time setup impressions...

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10:10
Move your Beats Music membership to Apple Music

Apple Music and Beats 1 are live. Beats Music customers like me have the chance to migrate their accounts over to Apple Music, keeping their library and playlists intact. The process is ridiculously easy. Here's how to migrate your Beats Music account to Apple Music and give the new service a try. 

Install iOS 8.4

This update brings Apple Music and Beats 1 to your iPhone or iPad, replacing Apple's Music app with an all-new version that's ready for the new services. Once that's done, it's time to update the Beats Music app.

Update the Beats Music app to the latest version

Launch the App Store on your mobile device, tap update and download Beats Music 2.3.3. This update lets you move your playlists, preferred artists and music to Apple...

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09:58
News: Appeals court: Apple conspired to fix e-book...

A federal appeals court ruled against Apple Tuesday, affirming that the company conspired with five publishers to increase e-book prices, Reuters reports. The 2-1 decision upheld a lower court ruling that the agreement that raised e-book prices to higher levels than those previously charged by Amazon violated antitrust laws. In his dissenting opinion, U.S. District Court Judge Dennis Jacobs said he would have reversed the ruling, holding that Apple’s…

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09:33
Beats 1 Worldwide 24/7 Live Radio With Zane Lowe Now...

Following the launch of Apple Music alongside iOS 8.4, Apple's Beats 1 radio station led by Zane Lowe has begun broadcasting. Available in more than 100 countries, Beats 1 is a 24/7 radio station that will play music around the clock with live DJs and guests.

The inaugural song played on Beats 1 radio right when it kicked off at 9:00 a.m. was Spring King's "City," which was followed by Beck's "Dreams" and Jamie xx's "In Color." Spring King was picked by Lowe as a great upcoming band from Manchester. In a move that might be somewhat controversial, Apple has decided to censor explicit content on the Beats 1 radio station, something listeners experienced when a song from Dr. Dre's Chronic album was played.

Beats 1 features several shows by various on-air personalities, and a full lineup...

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09:13
OS X Yosemite 10.10.4 - Apple's latest...

OS X Yosemite is Apple's newest operating system for Mac.

An elegant design that feels entirely fresh, yet inherently familiar. The apps you use every day, enhanced with new features. And a completely new relationship between your Mac and iOS devices. OS X Yosemite will change how you see your Mac. And what you can do with it.

Redesigned interface.

With OS X Yosemite, we set out to elevate the experience of using a Mac. To do that, we looked at the entire system and refined it app by app. Feature by feature. Pixel by pixel. And we built great new capabilities into the interface that put need-to-know information at your fingertips. The result is that your Mac has a fresh new look, with all the power and simplicity you know and love.

Powerful built-in apps.

One of the best things about a Mac is that it comes loaded with state-of-the-art, beautifully designed apps you’ll love to use every day. In OS X Yosemite, those apps give you...

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09:12
News: Apple Music makes subscriptions available...

The updated iTunes terms of service rolling out with Apple Music today indicate that carriers may be handling at least some Apple Music subscriptions. “Where available, you may be offered an Apple Music Subscription through your carrier (a ‘Carrier Subscription’). If you purchase a Carrier Subscription, your carrier will bill you for the cost of your Apple Music Subscription,” the updated terms read. Apple makes it clear that…

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09:00
Announcing archiving for non-Microsoft data in...

Compliance is no longer about email alone. It has extended into realms that include social media, instant messaging, and collaboration platforms, to name just a few. In just a few years, these communication channels have become so prevalent that entire industries have spun up around them. Governance and regulatory policies have been updated to reflect the growing influence of these new mediums. When thinking of compliance, organizations must now account for all of these new communication tools that are frequently used by their employees.

Today, Office 365 helps customers stay compliant with an archiving solution that covers email, documents in SharePoint and OneDrive for Business, and Skype for Business meetings and conversations. But, our customers require and have asked for more—they want Office 365 to provide the same rich archiving capabilities over non-Microsoft data sources, such as social and messaging data, as well.

To accommodate customers who require...

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09:00
Get started on PowerShell for Office 365

Starting today, PowerShell for Office 365, a new website designed to help Office 365 IT administrators get started on Windows PowerShell for Office 365 is now live. Announced at Microsoft Ignite, this website is targeted at IT administrators with little to no experience with Windows PowerShell. The website is focused on simple scenarios that are focused entirely for Office 365 administration.

Learning PowerShell for Office 365 makes the job of IT admins easier and more efficient. For example, say your company goes through a large reorganization where departments change names and move to different management. If you are dealing with a few changes and a few people, the Office 365 Admin Center can quickly be used to make the changes. However, consider the task at hand if the changes involved hundreds or even a thousand users. While the Office 365 Admin Center is more than capable of making all the changes, the amount of work and the...

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08:56
As Apple Fans Wait for the Next Hot iPhone Model to...

Earlier this morning we posted a report titled "The Success of the iPhone 6 is Depressing Korean Analysts." Apple's iPhone 6 has sailed through eight months of successful sales leaving Samsung's new Galaxy S6 Edge in the dust. But as new statistics emerge this morning, Apple fans are beginning to hold off on buying ...

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08:49
Trent Reznor on Apple Music: other services “left me...

Rolling Stone:

Reznor is taking his own stab at a streaming service, with an eye toward connecting with fans, with Apple Music’s Beats 1 radio.

I want that feeling of walking into an independent record shop, if there are still any that exist, like Amoeba [Records], and being delighted by the choices and the way music is presented to you with love and care. It’s exciting. And you leave with stuff you wouldn’t have dreamed you wanted and you’re excited to listen and share it and experience it.”

I love Reznor’s intensity both in his Nine Inch Nails days and now as the guy who seems to be the driving force of Apple Music.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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08:46
Everything you need to know about Apple Music,...

Apple on Tuesday launched Apple Music, as well as companion services Connect, Beats 1, and Apple Music Radio. Together, the platforms represent a major push into the streaming music world. Here's everything you need to know about Apple Music.

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08:45
Non-music updates in iOS 8.4

Apple has released iOS 8.4, which introduces Apple Music across iOS devices. There's some interesting non-music changes in this update as well, including several changes to iBooks. According to Apple:

  • Browse, listen to and download audio books from inside iBooks
  • Books that are "Made for iBooks" now work on iPhone and iPad
  • A new setting lets you turn off the Auto-Night theme
  • Find and pre-order books in a series from your library

A few ibooks-related issues have been resolved too, including trouble with downloading books from iCloud. 

Enjoy Apple Music and the improved iBooks experience. 

 

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08:33
Apple to announce third quarter earnings on Tuesday...

Come Tuesday, July 21st, you shall learn exactly how much money Apple has made this quarter.

I mean, that’s the point of quarterly statements.

Apple announced that it will announce its quarterly earnings for the third fiscal quarter (second calendar quarter) of 2015 on Tuesday, July 21. The quarterly earnings statement will be released around 1:30 PM Pacific/4:30 PM Eastern while a conference call to discuss the earnings report will take place at 2:00 PM Pacific/5:00 PM Eastern.

The report will focus on specific device sales such as the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus following what’s expected to be another record-breaking quarter for the handset. It will also...

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08:32
Apple releases OS X 10.10.4 with Mail, Photos...

In addition to iOS 8.4 and Apple Music, Apple on Tuesday released OS X 10.10.4, making a variety of bugfixes including one solving problems caused by the infamous "discoveryd" service.

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08:22
Apple dumps discoveryd and fixes Photos and Mail...

The next major release of OS X looms like some kind of mountain over some kind of park, but Yosemite isn't done yet. Today Apple released the final version of OS X 10.10, a bugfix update that comes almost three months after 10.10.3.

The first change in OS X 10.10.4 is to "networking reliability," which is likely a reference to the replacement of discoveryd, a new-but-flaky DNS service introduced in Yosemite. It has been replaced with what appears to be mDNSresponder, the service...

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08:21
Apple loses final e-books antitrust appeal, will pay...

The Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday confirmed a lower court's finding that Apple colluded with major publishers to raise the price of e-books following the launch of the iBookstore, putting the case to rest and clearing the way for distribution of a $450 million settlement.

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08:10
∞ Apple releases iOS 8.4, introduces Apple Music to...

Go get it!

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08:09
Apple releases iOS 8.4 update, launches Apple Music...

iOS 8.4 is here.

And so are the hefty changes to the Music app that have been noted over the past few weeks.

Early Tuesday, Apple released iOS 8.4. The new version of the mobile operating system includes an overhauled Music app with access to Beats Music, Beats 1 and the new Apple Music streaming service.

Other changes include the following:
- Audiobook playback moving to the built-in iBooks app with support for CarPlay while textbooks created using iBooks Author will now be available on the iPhone.

- Full access to the Apple Music services.

Beats Music subscribers can migrate their music libraries to Apple Music using the latest...

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08:04
Apple Releases OS X 10.10.4 With 'Discoveryd...

Apple today released OS X Yosemite 10.10.4, an under-the-hood update that introduces several bug fixes and performance improvements. Most notably, 10.10.4 includes the removal of the problematic Discoveryd process, which has caused multiple networking issues for some users in OS X Yosemite.

The OS X 10.10.4 update can be downloaded through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store.

Unlike 10.10.3, which brought Yosemite's first outward-facing changes including the Photos for OS X app and new emoji features, OS X 10.10.4 is a behind-the-scenes update that focuses primarily on fixing bugs and introducing better performance through stability improvements.

The biggest change in OS X 10.10.4 is...

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08:03
Apple releases iOS 8.4 with new Music app, fix for...

Apple has just released iOS 8.4, the latest update to its mobile operating system. The update isn't as wide-ranging as iOS 8.3, but it does add a few notable things—chief among them are a revamped Music app and a fix for a bug where a specific set of characters could crash the operating system. iOS 8.4 is available for the iPhone 4S and newer, the iPad 2 and newer, and the fifth-generation iPod Touch.

The redesigned music app accompanies the launch of Apple Music and the 24-hour, human-curated Beats One radio station, which Apple exec Eddy Cue and a parade of others spent a long, long time unveiling at WWDC earlier this month. The Spotify-esque on-demand streaming station comes with a three-month trial, and when that ends, it will cost $10 a month for...

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08:01
Apple Releases iOS 8.4 with Apple Music

Apple has updated iOS to 8.4, and with it has launched its new Apple Music subscription service.

 

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08:00
Apple Improves Networking in OS X 10.10.4

Apple has released OS X 10.10.4, which promises to solve networking reliability and iCloud Photo Library syncing, among other things.

 

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07:57
Apple Music service goes live with redesigned app,...

Apple on Tuesday released iOS 8.4 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, officially debuting the Apple Music subscription streaming service, as well as the Beats 1 live radio station set to start broadcasting at 9 a.m. Pacific, noon Eastern.

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07:57
Apple released a new iOS Firmware

Apple just released iOS 8.4 (Build 12H143) for:

  • iPad 2 (Wi-Fi) (iPad2,1) — Download
  • iPad 2 (GSM) (iPad2,2) — Download
  • iPad 2 (CDMA) (iPad2,3) — Download
  • iPhone 4s (iPhone4,1) — Download
  • iPad 2 (Wi-Fi, 2012) (iPad2,4) — Download
  • iPad 3 (Wi-...

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07:57
News: Apple Music makes much-anticipated debut with...

Apple has released iOS 8.4, and with it, Apple Music makes its much-anticipated debut within the redesigned Music app. Apple Music’s DJ-curated Beats 1 station will begin broadcasting at 12 p.m. Eastern time. The full scope of Apple Music features will eventually cost $10/month, but all the features are available to users free of charge for the first three months. iOS 8.4 also includes iBooks improvements and bug fixes....

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07:49
Apple Releases iOS 8.4 With Apple Music, Beats 1,...

Apple today released iOS 8.4, the fourth major update to iOS 8. First seeded to developers in April, iOS 8.4 includes a newly revamped Music app and Apple's long-awaited on-demand streaming music service, Apple Music.

iOS 8.4 is available immediately as an over-the-air download, and the new Apple Music service is located within the Music app. Apple Music will be available immediately after iOS 8.4 is installed, while the Beats 1 radio service will kick off at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time.

Introduced at the recent Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple Music is an on-demand streaming music service that's much like Apple's former Beats Music service. It allows users to listen to an unlimited amount of music for $9.99 per month or $14.99 for a family plan that supports up to 6...

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07:45
CNBC Video: What to Expect from Apple Music

CNBC's Business News host Dominic Chu interviewed Michael Andronico, Asssociate Editor of Tom's Guide, about his take on what to expect from Apple Music today.

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07:38
Apple Music & Beats 1 launches hyped by Eddy Cue...

To promote this week's launch of the subscription Apple Music streaming service, as well as the 24/7 Beats 1 worldwide radio station, the faces of Apple's music business -- Eddy Cue, Jimmy Iovine, and Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor -- stepped into the limelight once again, to explain how their new services are intended to stand out from the rest.

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07:27
iTunes Match libraries seeing duplicates, bad...

As Apple Music prepares to launch later on Tuesday, many people are experiencing problems with iTunes Match that are causing havoc with their music libraries, according to complaints received by AppleInsider and on Apple's support forums.

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07:22
Eddy Cue, Jimmy Iovine and Trent Reznor talk Apple...

Apple Music launches later today, along with Beats 1 and updates to iOS and iTunes. It's a massive undertaking for the company that redefined the music industry with the original iPod in 2001  and iTunes Music Store in 2003. Now positioned to do it again with a streaming service and global radio station, Apple is coming off of two less-than-successful music projects.

The music-focused social network Ping never caught on and was closed in 2012. More recently, iTunes Radio failed to capture an audience like that of music streaming rival Pandora. What's different this time around? Apple's Eddy Cue, Jimmy Iovine and Trent Reznor gave interviews this week that answer that very question. 

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07:17
As Apple doubles down on maps data, Microsoft bows...

Uber is set to acquire the imagery collection unit of Microsoft's Bing Maps division --?giving the ridesharing service a leg up as it seeks to lessen its dependence on mapping products from Apple and potential rival Google --?in a deal that will see Microsoft end its own in-house mapping data efforts.

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07:11
News: Apple Q3 earnings call set for July 21

Apple has announced that it will release its Q3 financial results on Tuesday, July 21. As usual, the company will conduct its conference call at 5 p.m. Eastern time that day. Apple previously provided guidance for Q3 of revenue between $46 billion and $48 billion, and gross margin between 38.5 percent and 39.5 percent. As always, iLounge will provide coverage of the results....

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07:07
The Success of the iPhone 6 is Depressing Korean...

Today, a Korean report shows the frustration analysts are having with both LG and Samsung being unable to overtake Apple's iPhone 6.

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06:53
News: Iovine: Human curation is key for Apple Music

Beats founder Jimmy Iovine and Apple’s head of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue are banking on human curation to set Apple Music apart from other streaming services, The Loop reports. Iovine said Beats 1 is less predictable than an algorithm-based playlist that leaves users stuck in a certain era or certain sound. Adding DJs back into the mix — but leaving them free from worrying about playing songs just because they’re hits at…

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06:28
News: Daily Deal: Pay What You Want iOS Designer...

Today in iLounge Deals we’re offering the Pay What You Want: iOS Designer Bundle, consisting of three all-level courses and hundreds of assets to help you build the next great iOS app. Pay what you want for Learn to Build a Cross-Platform Mobile App Using PhoneGap, and if you beat the average price, you’ll receive the fully upgraded bundle, including The Ultimate Collection of Design Graphics from Creative VIP, Assets for Simplifying the Web…

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06:00
Review: Soundfreaq Sound Kick 2 Wireless Travel...

It's been more than three years since Soundfreaq's original Sound Kick wowed us, and the company has finally introduced the follow-up with Sound Kick 2. The company has eliminated the first Sound Kick's expanded back compartment, instead going for a straight slim Bluetooth 4.0 speaker with a kickstand in back. Sound Kick 2 is IPX4 water-resistant, meaning it can stand up to water splashes — Soundfreaq says the speaker is "shower-ready." The speaker's rechargeable battery can last up to 8 hours (a slight improvement over the first Sound Kick), and a USB output port lets users charge an iPhone, though it's not clear how fast or how much of a charge can be provided.{/exp:char_limit}
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05:44
Apple Music First Impressions: Convenient All-in-One...

As Apple Music gears up to launch in the next few hours this morning -- 9 AM Pacific to be exact, following iOS 8.4 at around 8 AM Pacific -- a few publications have posted some detailed first impressions of the the music streaming service. Getting to mess around with the app for the first time, Mashable, Re/code, The Loop and Rolling Stone came away with largely positive reactions to Apple's first foray into the music streaming game, although the large consensus hanging over it all was a tentative negativity regarding the app's overwhelming amount of content and the somewhat confusing UI that is used to navigate it all.

First off, Mashable noted the big positive of the Apple Music service: for those baked into the Apple ecosystem it offers one library, combining purchases from...

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05:15
Kool Tool: NewerTech Wireless Aluminum Keypad

NewerTech's Wireless Aluminum Keypad (http://www.newertech.com/keypad/) complements the look and feel of Apple keyboards even as it offers a, as the name implies, keypad — something missing from Apple's Wireless Keyboard.

The Wireless Aluminum Keypad pairs with your Mac, PC or iOS device via Bluetooth and reconnects automatically when the computer or device is awakened or restarted. It’s designed for finance professionals, including accountants and analysts, as well as students, teachers, administrators, programmers, and more.

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04:48
Gartner demand for enterprise mobile apps to...

By the end of 2017, market demand for mobile app development services will grow at least five times faster than internal IT organizations' capacity to deliver them, according to Gartner, Inc. (www.gartner.com).

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04:48
Gartner demand for enterprise mobile apps to...

By the end of 2017, market demand for mobile app development services will grow at least five times faster than internal IT organizations' capacity to deliver them, according to Gartner, Inc. (www.gartner.com).

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04:44
Apple Granted 45 Patents Today Covering Technologies...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 45 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we briefly cover two granted patents relating to Apple's iPad Smart Cover accessory and the iPhone 5 design. We wrap up this week's granted patent report with our traditional listing of the remaining granted patents that were issued to Apple today.

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03:54
Updated iOS app lets you see the music your favorite...

If you’ve been following your favorite artists on Shazam, you can now find out what music they are checking out using the service. An update to the iOS app due to roll out today lets you see which tracks they are identifying via Shazam.

Shazam says that the feature is available for hundreds of artists, including Alicia Keys, Coldplay, Enrique Iglesias, Pitbull, Shakira, Adam Lambert, Fifth Harmony, Clean Bandit, Maroon 5, Nick Jonas and Jason Derulo.

Don’t expect to catch any of them Shazamming anything terminally uncool, however: artists have the option of keeping individual searches private. The updated app hadn’t yet gone live at the time of writing, but check for...

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03:05
It's Showtime: Apple Music Debuts today with...

A new report published last night stated that until now, there have only been two players in subscription music: Spotify and everybody else. That is expected to change today with the launch of Apple Music, offering unlimited, on-demand access to tens of millions of songs for $10 a month.

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02:59
∞ Talking to Eddy Cue and Jimmy Iovine about Apple...

On Monday afternoon, I went to Apple’s campus to meet with Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services, and Beats Founder, Jimmy Iovine, to talk about Apple Music. [...]

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02:59
∞ First Look: Apple Music

I sat down yesterday with Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services, and Beats Founder Jimmy Iovine to talk about Apple Music. I also started using the new service myself, so I wanted to give you my thoughts on what I found so far, good and bad. [...]

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00:01
Hands on with Square's new Apple Pay reader

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Monday June 29

20:59
Dash 3.0.2 - Instant search and offline access to...

Dash is an API Documentation Browser and Code Snippet Manager. Dash helps you store snippets of code, as well as instantly search and browse documentation for almost any API you might use (for a full list, see the screenshots).

Documentation Browser Features

  • Offline Documentation: iOS, OS X, watchOS, Swift, Man Pages, .NET Framework, ActionScript, Akka, Android, AngularJS, Angular.dart, Ansible, Apache, Appcelerator Titanium, AppleScript, Arduino, Backbone, Bash, Boost, Bootstrap, Bourbon, Bourbon Neat, C, C++, CakePHP, Cappuccino, Chai, Chef, Clojure, CMake, Cocos2D, Cocos2D-X, CodeIgniter, CoffeeScript, ColdFusion, Common Lisp, Compass, Cordova, Corona, CSS, D3.js, Dart, Django, Dojo Toolkit, Drupal, ElasticSearch, Elixir, Emacs Lisp, Ember.js, Emmet.io, Erlang, Express.js, Expression Engine, ExtJS, Flask, Font Awesome, Foundation, GLib, Go, Grails, Groovy, Grunt, Haml, Haskell, HTML, Jade, Jasmine, Java SE, Java EE, JavaFX, JavaScript, Joomla,...

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20:59
FontExplorer X Pro 5.0 - 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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20:59
Typinator 6.6 - Speedy and reliable text expansion...

Typinator turbo-charges your typing productivity.

Type a little. Typinator does the rest.

We've all faced projects that require repetitive typing tasks. With Typinator, you can store commonly used text and images in quick keywords and abbreviations. From email templates to code snippets to website URLs, there's no easier way to recreate repetitive text at a moment's notice.

Workflow-friendly features

  • Uncomplicated configuration. Quickly and easily create abbreviations and assign replacement text and pictures.
  • Simplified migration. If you already use TextExpander, TypeIt4Me, or a similar app, you can migrate to the highly praised Typinator using simple drag-and-drop importation methods.
  • Conversion options. Instantly convert currency values, measurement units and more.
  • Extensive app compatibility. Your text expansions...

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20:59
Arq 4.12.1 - Online backup to Google Drive, Amazon...

Arq is super-easy online backup for the Mac. Back up to your own Google Drive storage (15GB free storage), your own Amazon Glacier ($.01/GB per month storage) or S3, or any SFTP server. Arq backs up and faithfully restores all the special metadata of Mac files that other products don't, including resource forks, ACLs, and creator codes.

Arq works like Time Machine, except you don't have to remember to plug in your external hard drive. Following the initial backup, Arq automatically makes incremental backups every hour, every day, uploading just the files that have changed since your last backup. Arq keeps hourly backups for the past 24 hours, daily backups for the past month, and weekly backups for everything older than a month.

Arq lets you set a budget for storage, and it automatically drops the oldest backups to keep within the budget.

Arq backs up everything with no limits. It backs up files of any size, external drives, and network drives...

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20:59
Gutenprint 5.2.11-pre1 - Quality drivers for most...

Gutenprint is a suite of printer drivers that may be used with most common UNIX print spooling systems, including CUPS, lpr, LPRng, or others. Gutenprint currently supports over 2000 printer models. These drivers provide high quality printing for UNIX, Linux, and Macintosh OS X (10.6 and above) systems. Gutenprint includes CUPS and Foomatic drivers, and an enhanced Print plug-in for GIMP that replaces the print plug-in packaged with the GIMP distribution.



Version 5.2.11-pre1:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.6 or later.

  • Added support for the following dye sublimation printers:
    • Canon SELPHY CP820/CP910
    • Ciaat Brava 21 [experimental]
    • Citizen CW-01 / Olmec OP900
    • DNP DS620
    • Kodak 305 [experimental]
    • Kodak 8810 [experimental]
    • Mitsubishi CP-D80DW [experimental]
    • Mitsubishi CP3800DW
    • Shinko S1245/S6145/S6245 [experimental]
    • Sony UP-...
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20:59
Dropbox 3.6.8 - Cloud backup and synchronization...

Dropbox is an application that creates a special Finder folder that automatically syncs online and between your computers. It allows you to both backup files and keep them up-to-date between systems.

Note: You must first sign up to use Dropbox.

The Dropbox application is available for OS X, Windows, and Linux. A video on the site explains more.



Version 3.6.8:

  • [Windows] Fixes an issue on Windows 8.1 when opening the Dropbox website from the desktop client.



  • OS X 10.6 or later



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20:46
Apple Camp enrollment now open with sessions focused...

Apple today has opened enrollment for its annual Apple Camp program. For those unfamiliar, Apple Camp is a series of three-day workshops that Apple holds in its retail stores for kids ages 8 through 12. Apple Camp is designed to encourage the kids to explore technology and learn how to use it to be successful and creative.

The two workshops this year are called “Stories in Motion with iMovie” and “Interactive Storytelling with iBooks.” The workshops will be held from 11 AM to 12:30 PM in Apple Stores throughout the United States, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom. Apple Camp sessions are held at various dates July 20th through August...

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20:13
Apple Camp enrollment opens for moviemaking, e-book...

For the 2015 summer season, Apple is again inviting children aged 8 through 12 to participate in Apple Camp, a series of three-day retail store workshops designed to teach inquisitive young minds how to create rich digital content on iPad and Mac.

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19:42
AppleCare for Mac now covers batteries retaining...

In a minor change to its AppleCare Protection Plan for Mac policy on Monday, Apple is now replacing non-removable MacBook batteries that retain less than 80 percent of their original charge.

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19:22
Apple Retail Announces 2015 Interactive Summer Camps...

Apple has opened registration for its annual Apple Camp three-day workshops where kids aged 8 to 12 can visit a retail store and learn how to make movies or create interactive books using software such as GarageBand, iBooks Author and iMovie on iPad and Mac. This year's two free workshops are called "Stories in Motion with iMovie" and "Interactive Storytelling with iBooks."

Apple's summer workshops will be hosted between 11 AM and 12:30 PM local time, on various dates from July 20 to August 7, in the United States, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong,...

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18:25
Cameras supported by iMovie

iMovie is designed to work with a wide range of video recording devices, including camcorders, digital still cameras, iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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18:20
AC/DC will be available on Apple Music, ending its...

The New York Times reports that AC/DC’s catalog of music will be available on Apple Music starting on launch day tomorrow. In addition to Apple Music, the band’s music will also be available on services such as Spotify and Rdio starting as early as Tuesday. AC/DC to date has never offered its music on streaming services and only joined iTunes 3 years ago in late-2012.

Earlier toady, it was announced that Dr. Dre’s classic album The Chronic will be available exclusively via Apple Music, a digital first for the hip-hop record. Taylor Swift’s popular 1989 record...

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17:38
AppleCare for Mac Now Covers Batteries Retaining...

Just a few days after updating the terms of its AppleCare+ Protection Plan for iPhone, iPad, iPod and Apple Watch to cover batteries that retain less than 80% of their original capacity within the extended warranty period, Apple has extended the same policy to the AppleCare Protection Plan for the MacBook, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro.

Apple previously only replaced defective batteries under the old terms of the AppleCare Protection Plan for Mac, but a support page updated today now outlines that the company will also replace a MacBook's battery at no charge if it retains less than 80% of its original capacity. If the notebook is not covered by AppleCare, replacing the battery requires paying an out-of-warranty service charge ranging between $129 and $199.

The...

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17:00
Apple to Announce Q3 Results July 21st

Apple on Monday scheduled its fiscal 3rd quarter earnings announcement for July 21st. The company will release its earnings report after the closing bell, and then hold its conference call with analysts at 5:00 PM EDT/2:00 PM PDT. Apple will stream that call to the public.


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16:26
ISS Cargo Lost in SpaceX Falcon Flameout


The SpaceX CRS-7 rocket failed minutes after Sunday's launch, blowing up in mid-air.
Just after T+2 minutes, when the craft's altitude was 32 km, its speed was 1 km/second, and its downrange distance was 30 km, its flight path apparently began curving downward. Three explosions then occurred. "There was an overpressure event in the upper stage liquid oxygen tank. Data suggests counterintuitive cause," SpaceX CEO Elon Musk tweeted. "The Falcon line has been a remarkably reliable launch vehicle," said Frost & Sullivan analyst Mike Jude.

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16:25
Autodesk announces Autodesk Design Academy iTunes U

Autodesk has announced the new Autodesk Design Academy iTunes U course. Developed by educators and industry experts across the globe, the Autodesk Design Academy (http://academy.autodesk.com) provides hundreds of standards-aligned class projects to support design-based disciplines, while using Autodesk’s 3D design, engineering and entertainment software.

iTunes U is the world’s largest catalog of free education content. The Autodesk Design Academy features a growing collection of lessons, projects and courses that help educators support students as they develop technical skills.

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16:18
Release Notes Conference early bird tickets end...

Release Notes, which bills itself as “A Conference About Building Businesses,” is ending its early bird ticket sales tomorrow. If you want in on the sale pricing, go today and pick them up. I’ll be at the conference, so I hope to see you there.

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16:18
MGG 559: Connecting Networks Together, Photos on NAS...

A simple network is simple, but what happens when you need to do a little more? What are the potential pitfalls of storing Photos and iTunes libraries on your network drive? Want to make snapshots before you upgrade? All of this and more on today's Mac Geek Gab with Dave Hamilton, John F. Braun and Pilot Pete!


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16:16
Apple schedules Q3 2015 earnings call livestream for...

Apple has just announced that its fiscal third quarter earnings call will take place on Tuesday, July 21st at 2PM PT/5MP ET. The call will report earnings from the three month period ending this month.

Last quarter, Apple announced sales of 61.1 million iPhones, 12.6 million iPads, and 4.5 million Macs. The company reported revenue of $58 billion, including $13.6 billion in profit. Apple didn’t disclose sales for the Watch last quarter, and it seems unlikely that the company will do so this quarter either.

Apple will be hosting a conference call with investors and press and will also live stream audio from the call on its website, which of course we will have live coverage of. The live broadcast of the call will be available...

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16:14
Dr. Dre’s ‘The Chronic’ Will Stream Exclusively on...

Dr. Dre's The Chronic will stream exclusively on Apple Music, according to Rolling Stone magazine. Dr. Dre works for Apple these days, and is a part of the company's Apple Music team. The album was Dr. Dre's first solo effort after leaving N.W.A., and it was released in 1992. The rapper turned media mogul won the digital rights for the album from his former record label, Death Row Records, in 2011. Since then, it has not been available on streaming services since that time. The Chronic joins Taylor Swift's 1989 as exclusive streaming titles for Apple Music.


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16:00
The Tablet Market Needs Fresh Innovation to Restart...

According to marketing intelligence firm ABI Research, 2015 is off to rocky start for tablets. For the first time since the iPad debuted, the popular consumer item experienced its largest Quarter-over-Quarter decline to date of 35%. In addition, tablets also experienced...

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15:41
Apple reportedly planning increased storage in next-...

The Korea Times today reports that Apple is in negotiations with Samsung to have the company supply the flash memory for the next-gen iPhone models. Currently, the flash storage is provided by Toshiba, SK hynix and SanDisk. The report also notes that Apple is looking to increase the storage capacity of its iPhone models.

Apple currently offers the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in 16GB, 64GB, and 128GB variants. Today’s report suggests that Apple, rather than working to go beyond the 128GB amount, will increase the storage of the mid-tier models. The most logical move would be to cut the 16GB variant and make a 32GB model the entry-level option. The report, however, doesn’t go into that much detail.

Samsung and Apple are in negotiations over...

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15:27
A new website for designers and developers [Sponsor]

A new and exciting website has recently been launched for web designers and developers.

You likely spend hours every morning browsing through hundreds of posts on your RSS feeds, hoping to stumble across relevant stories. Designer News was built to provide web designers and developers with a single location to discover the latest and most significant stories on the Web.

They search through hundreds of posts on blogs, social media, and news channels, to deliver the most essential stories of the day. The content covers quality news, fresh tools and apps, case studies, code demos, inspiration posts, videos and more.

With frequent updates throughout the day, you’ll always find something interesting and fun to read.

Click here to visit the Designer News website and...

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15:15
8 Years After Launch, It’s an iPhone World

Apple shipped the first iPhone eight years ago today. It was June 29th, 2007. That's not so long ago, and yet it feels like forever because Apple has made this into an iPhone world.


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14:30
How the USB-C Port on the New MacBook Helps the...

There have been vociferous complaints about Apple's new MacBook thanks to its single USB-C port. However, it turns out that having only one port helps the MacBook in a very important way. How's that? John Martellaro explains.


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14:27
Keeping iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch within...

Learn about the operating temperatures and temperature management of iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch (4th generation and later).

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13:59
Google updates Hangouts for iOS w/ refreshed UI,...




Google has updated Hangouts for iOS today with a handful of new features and what it says is an overall improved user experience.

You’ll notice some UI tweaks throughout, like a new menu button in the contact list and a button for quickly starting new conversations. In addition, chat bubbles get a refreshed look, as does the UI for video chat (pictured above). Also new is the ability to attach and send multiple photos at the same...

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13:51
Get help connecting your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch...

You can connect your iOS device with a compatible car stereo using CarPlay, Bluetooth, or a USB cable. If you can't pair or connect your iOS device with your car stereo, or you don't hear audio playback, try these steps.

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13:43
Last Chance for the Summer Mac Essentials Bundle

The Summer Mac Essentials Bundle is coming to an end-if you want it, grab it now. It includes: Unibox, Noiseless, Hider 2, NoteBook 4, App Tamer 2, iStat Menus 5, Beamer 2, Chatology, Jump Desktop, and iMazing File Transfer Made Easy. That's ten great apps, and you can get them all for $19.99 through us.


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13:12
Import Spotify and Rdio Playlists to Beats Music for...

If you have invested time and effort into crafting playlists on a service like Spotify or Rdio, you might be reluctant to try out Apple Music because those playlists won't be available. Kelly has a tip to help you import those playlists so your move to Apple Music is as smooth as possible.


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13:07
DVD Studio Pro: Troubleshooting Basics

If DVD Studio Pro isn't starting up properly or performing normally, try these basic troubleshooting steps to remedy the situation. Please note that these steps aren't exhaustive and are not intended to cover any specific issue. They are fundamental, basic steps that are most effective in getting DVD Studio Pro into good working order, and are the steps most often suggested by AppleCare Technical Support.

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12:59
Review: Just Mobile’s TimeStand is the $40 metal...

If you want an Apple Watch stand, you can choose from three major materials: plastic, wood, or metal. The universally affordable plastic options tend to look a bit cheap when paired with the Apple Watch — particularly non-Sport models — while the pricey wood ones are somewhat polarizing, sparking a roughly equal mix of “love” and “hate” responses. From what I’ve gathered from readers, metal is the most popular Apple Watch stand option, with...

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12:57
Uncle Sam Wants a Hoverbike


The United States Army Research, Development and Engineering Command has commissioned two companies to develop hoverbike technology. Malloy Aeronautics earlier this month demoed a working hoverbike at the Paris Air Show. The U.S. Army intends to operate the hoverbike as a new class of tactical reconnaissance vehicle. "This isn't for jungles or mountains, but could be ideal for patrols over deserts, swamps, or other open areas with mixed terrain," suggested Rob Enderle, principal at the Enderle Group.

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12:03
[Sponsor] Meet Nest Cam

When Nest bought Dropcam last year, it changed things. We weren’t just reinventing unloved things like thermostats and smoke alarms anymore. We were giving you a window into your home. And now that window is 1080p HD, with better alerts, better Night Vision, and a stand that can go anywhere.

Meet the new Nest Cam.

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11:20
TMO Daily Observations 2015-06-29: Getting Ready for...

Apple Music launches tomorrow morning, and we want make sure you're ready. Bryan Chaffin and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to fill you in on what you need to know when Apple's new streaming music service opens for business, plus Kelly has a tip for getting your Spotify and Pandora playlists into Apple Music.


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11:06
Dr. Dre's 'The Chronic' Also...

One of the ways Apple will draw customers to Apple Music is through exclusive content that's unavailable on other music services. Pharrell will release his new single "Freedom" exclusively on the platform, Taylor Swift has already promised to make her 1989 album available on Apple Music, and now Apple has confirmed that Dr. Dre's album The Chronic will also make its streaming music debut on the service.

Released in 1992, The Chronic has never before been made available on any streaming music service, including the hip hop star's own Beats Music service.

As outlined by ...

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11:04
How-To: Move your playlists from Spotify, Rdio, and...

With the launch of Apple Music just around the corner, music lovers currently subscribed to competing services like Spotify and Rdio may be looking to jump ship and give Apple’s offering a try. Apple first confirmed in a Beats Music FAQ that there will be a Beats Music update that allows users to import their libraries to the newer service, but users with music collections elsewhere seem to be out of luck without any official migration tool.

Thankfully, there’s an unofficial route to import all of your playlists from multiple services to Apple Music, but you’ll need to act before the 30th if you don’t already have a Beats Music account as Apple could turn off new subscriptions (and trials) at any moment.

Since Apple will officially...

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10:36
Evernote 6.0.15 - Create searchable notes and access...

Evernote allows you to easily capture information in any environment using whatever device or platform you find most convenient, and makes this information accessible and searchable at anytime, from anywhere.

  • Create notes containing text and audio
  • Find printed and handwritten text within images
  • Clip application and web content directly into Evernote
  • Synchronize with the Evernote Service and access all notes, even ones taken using other clients



Version 6.0.15:

  • New simplified experience for sharing notes and notebooks
  • Improvements to decryption of text with complex formatting
  • Fixed copy and paste of tables
  • Numerous fixes and stability improvements





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10:25
DisplayMate: Less reflective Apple Watch Sport is...

The Apple Watch and Apple Watch Edition have sapphire crystal covering their displays, but the lower-cost Apple Watch Sport uses Ion-X glass instead. Both were chosen for durability, but they also reflect different amounts of light. After having previously analyzed the OLED display used in all three watch models, Dr. Raymond Soneira at DisplayMate just published a detailed shootout comparing the display performance of an Apple Watch to an Apple Watch Sport.

While both the watches tested (42mm Apple Watch versus 42mm Apple Watch Sport) use the same OLED screen, they appear different in ambient light, since the sapphire crystal covering the Apple Watch is more reflective than the Ion-X glass on the Apple Watch Sport. DisplayMate measured the reflectance of the Apple Watch Sport to be 4.7 percent, and the Apple Watch was 8.2 percent...

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09:49
Fitbits are outselling Apple Watches … for now

Bloomberg uses Slice Intelligence data to show that Fitbit is actually still doing well as Apple Watch orders begin to level off from launch day highs. In fact, the data from Slice, however accurate that is, shows that Fitbits are actually outselling Apple Watches.

But it is hard to compare the two: Apple’s costs $350-$400 to start, where Fitbits start at around $55 and only go up to $250.

But the same could even be said for $99 Pebble watches really. Or Android Watches which often start below $99 for...

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09:43
The Automobile as We Know It Is Dead


There's a massive number of efforts going on to kill the car as we know it. Among them are efforts to make it a tiny self-driving box that we'd likely be embarrassed to be seen in, efforts to make it highly customized and amazing, and efforts to change its fuel from gasoline to CNG, electricity or something else. There is no doubt that the car as we know it soon will be dead. The question is whether we'll love or hate what replaces it, and I wonder if our children will look back at what we've done and praise us or curse us.

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09:39
Rumor: Apple begins manufacturing of next-gen iPhone...

Whatever the next-gen iPhone is packing for features, they’re apparently building it right now.

This is the rumor, as Apple has started early production of its next-generation iPhone models that will retain 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch form factors and integrate Force Touch technology.

A Bloomberg article has sources close to Apple suppliers stating that they’re in the midst of an early manufacturing run of the company’s next iPhone models, which will bring pressure-sensitive Force Touch technology to the device.

The Force Touch feature was first deployed with the Apple Watch and incorporates sensors installed around the...

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09:23
News: Dr. Dre’s ‘The Chronic’ to make streaming...

Dr. Dre’s classic rap album “The Chronic” will make its streaming debut tomorrow on Apple Music, Rolling Stone reports. The 1992 album joins Taylor Swift’s “1989” as another big-name album currently only streaming on Apple Music. Years of legal battles even kept “The Chronic” off Dre’s own Beats Music. Dre was granted proceeds from digital sales of the album in a 2011 court victory, but the album…

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09:17
Apple Watch Sport's Display With Ion-X Glass...

Although there has been much comparison of the scratch-resistance and weight differences between the two Apple Watch display cover options -- sapphire crystal and Ion-X glass -- not much has been scientifically tested regarding each model's reflectiveness. A new report by DisplayMate out today, however, shows just how much lower reflectivity and higher contrast there is on the Apple Watch Sport's Ion-X glass compared to the higher-end Apple Watch models with sapphire.

As DisplayMate points out, the two models have identical OLED displays internally, but thanks to the different outer coverings, the different models react uniquely in bright light situations. In summary, the site found that the Apple Watch with sapphire crystal display reflects 74 percent more ambient light than the Ion-X glass of the Sport model. The two displays behave almost identically in dark environments given the low...

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09:12
DisplayMate runs full comparison between glass,...

Dr. Raymond Soneira went bananas yet again, this time pulling out all the stops and testing the Apple Watch glass and sapphire displays.

The testing seeks to answer the question as to whether there’s a visual difference between a watch that uses sapphire versus glass? If the two were held up side by side, the one with a glass crystal would be about 20 percent brighter than the one with sapphire (due to fundamental principles of optics that reduce its light transmission), so it appears somewhat darker and duller, particularly because the light has to pass through the crystal twice.

As such, what are the tradeoffs to using a sapphire display,...

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09:03
Apple Music is coming to Sonos by the end of the year

The Verge:

Sonos let its fans know weeks ago that the company’s multi-room, wireless speakers would not support Apple Music at launch. But there is some good news: we now know that Apple and Sonos are trying to make it a reality. A Sonos spokesperson has confirmed to The Verge that the two companies are working together to bring Apple Music support “before the end of the year.”

I’ve never used the Sonos system but those I know who have rave about it. Good to see they and Apple are going to work together. Also interesting to see Apple confirm this “rumor”.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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08:51
Survey Suggests 'iPhone 6s' Could Outsell...

While every new iPhone model released has gone on to outsell its predecessor, dating back to the iPhone 3G outselling the original iPhone, the overwhelming success of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus has created some skepticism about whether Apple will be able to continue that trend in the future.

The 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have been popular among consumers because of their larger screens, a long-awaited hardware feature that was previously limited to Android-based smartphones and other devices. The new iPhones are also slimmer and feature faster A8 processors and improved iSight cameras.

Nevertheless, a new survey from RBC Capital Markets suggests the so-called "iPhone 6s" could actually be more popular than the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The research firm expects positive year-over-year growth in the December quarter, claiming that carrier contracts are ultimately the deciding factor in a customer's upgrade cycle."While there has been...

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08:42
iPhones equipped with Force Touch tech are...

Production is said to be underway for the next iPhone models, and it looks like the new version’s big selling point will be Force Touch.

Apple is reportedly adding the pressure-sensitive displays already found in the Apple Watch and 12-inch MacBook to its iPhone line-up, unnamed sources told Bloomberg. The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus will be the same size and have the same look as their 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch predecessors, so manufacturing is expected to be hiccup-free—though the new displays could throw a wrench in the process.

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08:37
Apple employees’ chatter, posts, confirm Tuesday, 8...

Apple’s employees have gotten a bit chatty over the imminent release of Apple Music. Former Beats Music CEO Ian Rogers, who now works as a Senior Director of Apple Music, blogged about the product’s launch.

The company will reportedly be releasing iOS 8.4 at 8 AM on June 30th which includes the newly revamped Music app to support Apple Music. This is slightly earlier than the usual 10 AM release window. The change in scheduling seems to be in service of Beats 1, Apple’s worldwide radio station, which will start streaming from 9 AM on the same day.

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08:30
AWT Health Club: Ahoy there, mateys!

MS NAUTICA AT ANCHOR IN NUUK, GREENLAND. PHOTO ©2015 Steven Sande, All Rights reserved.

This is my first Health Club post in a while. Between some family issues and then going on vacation, it’s been difficult to get the time to write about health-related apps and topics. I’m currently on a cruise, which is usually considered the antithesis of a healthy vacation. We have a few days at sea (I’m currently between Greenland and Iceland…) so it’s the perfect time to talk about staying healthy while traveling.

As I mentioned, a luxury cruise isn’t the best place to think about living healthy. There is a lot of temptation to eat too much, drink too much, and sit around not doing much. It can be the same on a land trip as well; think of those driving trips where you’re packed into the car for hours between points A and B, only getting out to pump gas into the tank, go to the bathroom, and collect more junk food. 

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08:28
Apple Sued over the iPhone not being licensed to use...

A non-practicing entity by the name of Evolved Wireless LLC has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Apple over the lack of a license for a series of LTE patents that are part of the LTE standard. It's hard to believe that LG Electronics would ever sell their "standard essential" patent portfolio

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08:25
Apple Music Coming to Sonos Later this Year

Apple has confirmed its Apple Music streaming service will be coming to Sonos players, but it won't be there for Tuesday's official launch. Apple Music senior director Ian Rogers said Sonos support is "coming soon," and now Apple has confirmed that means before the end of the year.

The Mac Observer Spin: Apple wants its new streaming music service to be a success, so it isn't a big surprise to hear they're working on Sonos compatibility. It's interesting that whatever Apple has done to Beats Music to turn it into Apple Music is breaking Sonos compatibility.


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08:24
TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 29...

Notable software releases this week include ClamXav 2.8.1, Toast 14 Titanium and Toast 14 Pro, and iMovie 10.0.9.

 

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08:24
ExtraBITS for 29 June 2015

In this week’s ExtraBITS, Josh Centers and Joe Kissell chatted with the Tech Night Owl, Apple expanded its AppleCare+ battery coverage and banned the Confederate battle flag from the App Store, and Google debuted a virtual climb up El Capitan.

 

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08:00
If you forgot your Apple ID password

If you're having issues signing in with your Apple ID password, use these steps to reset it and regain access to your Apple ID account.

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07:46
iOS 8.4 Coming Tuesday at 8AM Pacific Time Ahead of...

Apple will be releasing iOS 8.4 at 8AM pacific time on June 30, an hour ahead of the official Apple Music launch. The update will include support for Apple's new streaming music and Internet radio service.


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07:33
News: Apple Music roundup: iOS 8.4 to get early...

Apple has pushed up its usual release time by a few hours for iOS 8.4 ahead of Apple Music’s release Tuesday, Apple Insider reports. In a now-deleted blog post, Apple Music’s senior director Ian Rogers said iOS 8.4 will become available at 8 a.m. Pacific Time (11 a.m. EST) to allow users to use Apple Music and hear the inaugural broadcast of Apple’s Beats 1 radio programming. Beats 1 will start its global broadcasting with former…

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07:32
Buyers opting for higher capacity iPhones, likely...

RBC Capital Markets has raised its Apple revenue forecasts for 2015 and 2016, arguing that iPhone demand could beat expectations for some time into the future, and that people are skewing towards buying more expensive, higher capacity iPhone models.

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07:20
Apple Music supports iTunes Match-like song uploads...

We've known most of the big details about Apple Music since Apple officially announced it at WWDC earlier this month: it launches on June 30, it costs $10 per month or $15 per month for families of up to six people, and it comes with a three-month free trial that up until recently was causing some grief for Taylor Swift and other independent artists. But questions about how it would interact with other paid Apple services, most notably iTunes Match, remained.

Apple software and services SVP Eddy Cue took to Twitter to answer some questions yesterday, and now we know more: Apple Music will include song-matching functionality similar to iTunes Match. If a song you have in your library isn't present in the...

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07:20
Soundtrap announces online collaborative music...

Soundtrap has launched what it says is the first online music and audio recording studio where users can find and collaborate with people from all over the world on a multitude of devices across iOS, Android, Chrome OS, Mac OS X,and Windows platforms.

It lets users record a tune or podcast by accessing a browser across multiple platforms.  Coming out of beta, Soundtrap has also announced US$1 million in seed funding and the commercial availability of its platform. 

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07:10
Tablet shipments experience largest decline since...

For branded tablets, the year 2015 is off to a rocky start. For the first time since inception, the popular consumer item experienced its largest QoQ [quarter-over-quarter] decline to date of 35%. In addition, tablets experienced its largest YoY [year-over-year] decline of 16%.

According to marketing intelligence firm ABI Research (www.abiresearch.com), there is no denying the market is losing its momentum and leading vendors are feeling the squeeze. Apple and Samsung have been key market players and continue to dominate a significant majority of the tablet market.

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News: Daily Deal: Get a $70 credit on a Casetify...

Today in iLounge Deals you can get a $70 credit toward a Casetify Apple Watch Band for only $50. Providing nearly endless custom possibilities for your wrist, these comfortable and sweat-resistant Apple Watch bands can be customized with a style for every lifestyle, occasion, and mood, and can easily be switched out for your current band. You can use Instagram of Facebook photos as backgrounds for your band design, apply any three different layouts…

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Cale announces Apple Pay enabled pay stations

Cale, which specializes in unattended payment technology for parking and transit operations, will begin offering secure contactless card readers that accept Apple Pay for its Cale WebTerminal pay stations (CWT) in July.

The technology will be demonstrated next week at the International Parking Institute's annual convention and trade show in Las Vegas. Cale's contactless payment option will allow customers to pay using their iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus or Apple Watch.

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06:48
News: Apple suppliers now making iPhones with Force...

Apple has started production on new iPhone models that include Force Touch, Bloomberg reports. Sources with knowledge of the matter said the new iPhones have the same 4.7” and 5.5” measurements as the current iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models. Higher-volume manufacturing is scheduled to ramp up as soon as next month, with assembly expected to go smoothly, because the phones also have the same exterior design as the 6 and 6 Plus. The only…

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06:45
Amazing saves and a bit of Twitter bot help

An incredible display of athleticism, perfectly showcased a Vine. And an interesting use of a Twitter bot.

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06:45
Apple Music: What You Need to Know

Apple Music is set to launch on Tuesday, June 30, and that means we're getting a new way to listen to music on our iPhone, iPads, Macs, and more. It also means there are new questions about just exactly what Apple Music gets us, so we rounded up some answers for you.


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06:40
Average selling price of smartphones in China jumps...

Following years of race-to-the-bottom pricing in China, the release of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus --?which introduced larger displays to Apple's lineup --?prompted an apparent shift in consumer habits that has seen the average selling price of a smartphone jump by nearly 40 percent in the Asian nation.

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06:39
Apple Released the iPhone Eight Years Ago Today

Eight years ago today, the smartphone market changed forever. On June 29, 2007, Apple released the original iPhone with a sleek form factor and revolutionary multi-touch screen and significantly disrupted an industry then dominated by companies such as Nokia, BlackBerry, Sony and Motorola.

The original iPhone was exclusive to AT&T in the United States before launching in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Portugal, Ireland and Austria in November 2007. The 8GB model initially cost $599 on a two-year contract until Apple dropped the price to $399 in September 2007, far more expensive than today's starting price of $199.

The eighth anniversary of the original iPhone's release takes place just one day before the worldwide debut of Apple Music, another launch that could prove historic as Apple attempts to enter the crowded streaming music market alongside Spotify, Pandora, Google Play Music...

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06:35
Ableton upgrades its Live music production software...

Ableton (www.ableton.com) has released Live 9.2, an update of the Mac-compatible music production software.

This free update includes refinements to Live’s audio warping engine, the introduction of latency-compensated automation, a new Tuner device, and more. Owners of Push gain the ability to use all 64 pads to play drums, improved aftertouch, and expanded touchstrip implementation. In addition, Max For Live now includes Max 7, the latest, most powerful version of Max.

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06:30
Freemium Field Test: Lara Croft: Relic Run is flashy...

Free-to-play games often look appealing, but it’s difficult to know at a glance whether the business model is insidious and fun ruining, or reasonable and worth pumping a few bucks into. With Freemium Field Test, we’ll take a recent free-to-play iOS game, put it through its paces, and let you know if it’s really worth your time (and money). 

By foot, bike, or ATV, you’ll swipe to change lanes as you avoid obstacles and snag collectibles.

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