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Wednesday September 16

∞ Apple will not release watchOS 2 today

Apple was supposed to release watchOS 2 sometime today, but the company said this morning the release will be delayed.

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Power Query for Excel September 2015 update

In this post, we are announcing new updates to the Power Query add-in for Excel 2010 and Excel 2013. Read this blog for information about Power Query integration in Excel 2016.

This month’s update includes the following new or improved features:

  • Support for custom MDX/DAX queries when importing data from SSAS
  • Navigator dialog improvements
  • Query Editor improvements

You can continue reading below for more details about each feature.

Support for custom MDX/DAX queries when importing data from SSAS

In this update, we have added the ability to provide a custom query in MDX or DAX when importing data from Analysis Services. This allows users to leverage their existing MDX or...

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Apple TV games now must support that button-free...

With Apple's biggest foray into TV gaming a bit over a month away, the company still seems to be coming to terms with what kind of control options it will allow Apple TV games to support. TouchArcade reports on a new clause in Apple TV's tvOS programming guide, which states that "your game must support the Apple TV remote. Your game may not require the use of a controller." That's apparently a change from last week, when the guidelines said that developers could "require an extended game controller" if they wanted, according to...

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AT&T eases constrictions, now allows for 22GB...

It looks like AT&T will allow unlimited data plan customers more leeway before beginning to throttle their data.

Users with legacy unlimited data plans can use up to 22GB of data per month without getting throttled. After that, users will see slower speeds in congested areas, with the degree of throttling depending on the amount of congestion. Users will also get a warning when they’ve exceeded 16.5GB, which is 75 percent of 22GB.

This represents a significant chance in AT&T’s policies, which began throttling unlimited data users at 5GB in a congested area. In an even older policy, AT&T throttled users at just 3GB for 3G/4G HSPA...

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Apple delays watchOS 2 launch due to bug

Apple will not be releasing watchOS 2, its next-generation Apple Watch software, today as planned.

“We have discovered a bug in development of watchOS 2 that is taking a bit longer to fix than we expected,” the company said in a statement to the press. “We will not release watchOS 2 today but will shortly.”

Apple didn’t specify what the problem was, exactly, and didn’t give any further detail on when Apple Watch owners can expect to upgrade.

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Todoist gives its task-managing Mac app a refresh

One of Macworld’s favorite to-do list apps, Todoist, is visually refreshing its Mac and web apps and adding some new features that were previously mobile-only.

The most obvious change is a new logo, which spans Todoist’s 16 platforms and looks remarkably different from the “TD” logo of old. The Mac and web apps are also getting a brighter Material Design-inspired makeover with new fonts, 10 new color themes, and new icons.


Todoist added themes for its Mac and web apps.

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Assorted customers report iPhone 6s pre-order status...

If you ordered an iPhone 6s, it’s on its way.

A number of pre-order customers are seeing their statuses change from “Processing Items” to “Preparing for Shipment” on Apple’s website. There have been no specific reports of order status changes on the iPhone 6s Plus yet, but the larger smartphone should also begin seeing movement soon as the September 25th launch approaches.

Recently, customers living outside the United States reported that their order statuses had changed, the changes occurring in Canada, France, Germany and the United Kingdom. Apple has also begun charging credit cards for some of these customers, which is common at this...

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Bug forces Apple to delay watchOS 2 launch at last...

Originally scheduled to launch to the public today, watchOS 2 will arrive later than intended, due to the discovery of a bug in the software, Apple has confirmed.

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It's alive! iOS 9 is available... but not...

The moment we heard that iOS 9 was available -- via Twitter, of course -- we published this post that's full of hints on how to make your transition from iOS 8 to iOS 9 as painless as possible. Note that some users -- me included -- are getting a "Software Update Failed" message when attempting to load the update. Be patient, the message is probably due to the entire world trying to download iOS 9 at once. 

Make sure your device can run iOS 9

If your device can run iOS 8, it will be able to run iOS 9. But you may want to consider not updating your favorite iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. 

Some beta testers have reported that older iPhones and iPads like the iPhone 4s, iPad 2, iPad 3 and original iPad mini run slower with iOS 9. If slightly impaired performance is less important than new features, then updating to iOS 9 is probably a good idea.

Delete lesser-used or outdated apps

As part of the update, all of your...

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Apple Will Not Release watchOS 2 Today Due to...

While Apple announced last week that it would be releasing iOS 9 and watchOS 2 to the public today, the company has just announced that it will not be releasing watchOS 2 as scheduled due to a recently discovered bug.

TechCrunch has shared the full text of Apple's notice.“We have discovered a bug in development of watchOS 2 that is taking a bit longer to fix than we expected,” an Apple spokesperson told TechCrunch. “We will not release watchOS 2 today but will shortly.”Apple seeded the intended golden master version of watchOS 2 to developers immediately following last week's media event, but the company will need to make some final tweaks to address...

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Discover Rolls Out Apple Pay Support for iOS 9,...

As promised earlier this year, Discover has rolled out support for Apple Pay as of today for users running iOS 9 betas or the golden master. Other users will be able to add Discover cards once iOS 9 launches to the public in a few hours. With the addition, Discover cardholders will be able to take advantage of Apple Pay to make secure, contactless payments using Apple's payment service.

To encourage users to give Apple Pay a try, Discover is offering a deal for all of its U.S. cardmembers. Any customer who uses their Discover cards through Apple Pay will get a 10 percent Cashback Bonus through the end of 2015. Cashback Bonuses are available on up to $10,000 of in-store purchases, and Discover it Miles, Miles, and Escape cardmembers will earn an extra 10 miles per dollar on up to...

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The iMore mega-iOS 9 review

Rene Ritchie really outdid himself here. This is a long, almost encyclopedic read, but well written and full of useful detail. Lots of screenshots, too.

Find yourself a couch to curl up on, this is worth the read.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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Tim Cook to meet with Indian prime minister Narendra...

Apple CEO Tim Cook is due to meet with Indian prime minister Narendra Modi later this month during the latter's tour of the U.S. west coast, an Apple spokesperson confirmed on Wednesday.

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∞ A list of content blockers for iOS 9

As I write this, iOS 9 is still not officially released. That means that though the content blockers listed below are all App Store approved, their links are not live yet. Presumably, the links will go live once Apple flips the switch on their iOS 9 release.

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Hewlett-Packard to axe as many as 30,000 more jobs...

The restructuring effort that will see seminal Silicon Valley firm Hewlett-Packard split into two companies will also cause an additional 30,000 employees to lose their jobs, the company has revealed.

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iPhone 6s and 6s Plus Orders Begin Shifting to...

The first batch of customers that pre-ordered the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are beginning to see their order statuses change from "Processing Items" to "Preparing for Shipment" on Apple's website, less than nine days before the new smartphones launch on September 25.

The customers that have seen early movement on their iPhone 6s pre-orders all appear to live outside of the United States, with order status changes occurring in Canada, France, Germany and the United Kingdom. Apple has also begun charging credit cards for some of these customers, which is common at this point in the pre-order process but earlier than usual this year.

While some orders are now moving to the "Preparing for Shipment" stage, new iPhones will be held at FedEx, UPS and other couriers for delivery until September 25. In rare cases, however, some customers might receive their iPhone...

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Bug In iOS, OS X Allows AirDrop To Write Files...

Trailrunner7 writes: There is a major vulnerability in a library in iOS and OS X that allows an attacker to overwrite arbitrary files on a target device and, when used in conjunction with other techniques, install a signed app that the device will trust without prompting the user with a warning dialog. Mark Dowd, the security researcher who discovered it, said he's been able to exploit the flaw over AirDrop, the feature in OS X and iOS that enables users to send files directly to other devices. If a user has AirDrop set to allow connections from anyone—not just her contacts—an attacker could exploit the vulnerability on a default locked iOS device. In fact, an attacker can exploit the vulnerability even if the victim doesn't agree to accept the file sent over AirDrop.


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Video: Will iOS 9 Break Your Old iPhone?

A new report this morning reviews iOS 9 on four older models of iPhones to see if performance will take a hit with the new OS.

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AT&T won’t throttle unlimited data in congestion...

If you’ve got one of those vintage AT&T unlimited plans, good to know what the rules are.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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External Link: Apple Delays watchOS 2, Citing a Bug

Unfortunate news, Apple Watch owners: watchOS 2 will not ship alongside iOS 9. “We have discovered a bug in development of watchOS 2 that is taking a bit longer to fix than we expected,” an Apple spokesperson said. Apple added that watchOS 2 will be released “shortly.”


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Marco Arment’s podcasting microphones mega-review

If you already have a podcast or are considering creating one, you’ll need a good mic (or two or three). Veteran podcaster Marco Arment put a bunch of mics through their paces, with sound samples and recommendations. Absolutely worth digging through (bookmark and pass along).

∞ Read this on The Loop

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Apple Said to Drop One to One Training Program

Apple’s One to One training program is reportedly going away at the end of September, though the company will honor year-long memberships purchased alongside a new Mac until then. Don’t worry, though, since if you need that kind of help, there are plenty of other places to get it.


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iOS 8 now running on 87 percent of compatible devices

An update on Apple's developer web page (http://tinyurl.com/oya9tf6) says that iOS 8 is now running on 87 percent of compatible devices.

iOS 7 is running on 11 percent, while all other versions combined account for two percent. iOS 9 is due to be released today. Around this time last year, when iOS 7 was about to be replaced by iOS 8, adoption for Apple's current-generation operating system is down three points.

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iPhone Upgrade Program expected to boost Apple'...

The new official iPhone financing plan is seen by investment firm RBC Capital Markets as a benefit not only to Apple, but also to its customers, both of whom should gain leverage over wireless carriers.

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India Could be Apple's Next Mass Market as...

Today, it's being reported on in India that "Tim Cook will join a star-studded list of Silicon Valley grandees who will meet Narendra Modi on his trip to the US later this month ...

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ComputerWorld’s iOS 9 review: “iOS 9 delivers polish...

The first of what will be a number of iOS 9 reviews that come out today. There’s a lot to process, but it’s all pretty positive. I’ve been living with iOS 9 since the first beta and I have to say, this has been a very solid experience.

Bookmark and pass along.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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Apple's first solar power station in China to...

Apple's 20MW solar power station in Sichuan Province, western China, will begin operations at full capacity "soon," according to BrightWire.com, a global investmentnewswire, quoting info from the plant's builder, Zhonghuan Semiconductor. It's Apple's first solar power project in China.

The power station connected two megawatts (MW) of its capacity to the national grid in March and the remaining 18MW will also be connected to the grid soon, Zhonghuan Semiconductor said in a filing to the Shenzhen Stock Exchange. Apple will build photovoltaic stations in China through a joint venture with Sichuan Shengtian New Energy Development Co Ltd, according to an April press release of Shentian’s major shareholder, Zhonghuan Semiconductor.

The joint venture will have CNY 76.92 million (USD 12.4 million) in registered capital. Apple will take a 44% stake in the JV and Shengtian will take 56%, the...

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Tim Cook on Late Night with Stephen Colbert. Some...

Stephen Colbert was in rare form last night. He clearly is an Apple fanboy, and that made his Tim Cook interview all the more fun to watch. The whole thing was very entertaining. Tim did himself proud.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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iOS 9, thoroughly reviewed

Andrew Cunningham

iOS 8 wasn't the smoothest operating system rollout in Apple's history.

It's true, any other ecosystem would kill for Apple's OS adoption figures—as of this writing, 87 percent of the userbase is running some version of iOS 8. But it had a slower start than past versions of iOS, it required a ton of free space to install, and it had a few unfortunate bugs early in its life cycle that gave it a bad reputation. Like iOS 7 this was a big release, and with any big change comes the potential for big bugs.

Viewed from that lens, iOS 9 feels...

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Video: Tim Cook on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Tim Cook was interviews by Stephen Colbert last night. Colbert was smitten by Apple's new 3D Touch and asked if ...

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Hackers Home in on Health, Education, Government...

A New York healthcare provider, California's higher education system and the U.S. Department of Energy have become the latest targets of data bandits. The latest massive data breach at a healthcare provider reportedly took place at Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, which last week revealed that the personal data of more than 10 million people was at risk due to a penetration of its computer systems that dates back to December 2013. There's no evidence that the attackers robbed or have used any of the information -- yet.

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WiFi, Move Over - Here Comes LiFi

Disney researchers last week demonstrated Linux Light Bulbs -- a protocol for a communications system that transmits data using visible light communication, or VLC, technology. Linux Light Bulbs can communicate with each other and with other VLC devices -- such as toys, wearables and clothing -- over the Internet Protocol, according to Stefan Schmid, Theodoros Bourchas, Stefan Mangold and Thomas R. Gross, who coauthored a report on their work. The team modified common commercial LED light bulbs to send and receive visible light signals.

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The Week in iOS Accessories: Backup batteries that...

Backup batteries that light the way

This week’s roundup of accessories includes a new backup battery that doubles as a flashlight. Read on!


It’s getting nearly impossible to find a new backup battery that doesn’t also feature a flashlight. The $100 ChargeLight is another entry in that category—we’re not sure how much power it packs, but the makers say “it rivals tactical-grade LED flashlights.” That’s the bright idea.

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Kool Tools: NETGEAR Nighthawk X4S

NETGEAR's (www.netgear.com) VDSL Modem Router, the US$529 Nighthawk X4S AC2600 WiFi VDSL/ADSL Modem Router (D7800), with a dual-core 1.4GHz processor and built-in DSL modem, is the first DSL modem router to support the latest Wave 2 WiFi technology with Quad-Stream on both bands as well as Multi-User MIMO-capability.

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Gartner: the Internet of Things will change...

Over 20 percent of enterprises will have digital security services devoted to protecting business initiatives using devices and services in the Internet of Things (IoT) by year end 2017, according to Gartner, Inc. (www.gartner.com).

The research group defines digital security as the risk-driven expansion and extension of current security risk practices that protect digital assets of all forms in the digital business and ensures that relationships among those assets can be trusted.

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Teraglove helps you clean up your act (or at least...

moshi's US$19.95 teraglove is a handy (pun intended) product for cleaning the screens of your OS X and iOS devices. Plus, it's environmentally friendly.

The teraglove is made with moshi's own blend of Terahedron and is used to remove dust, dirt, stain and smears from any display or touch screen. With its "default configuration" (yep, that's how moshi describes it), you use it to remove smears. The default configuration is when the grey side is exposed.

You can turn the teraglove inside out to reveal a black suede-like inner layer meant for wiping away dust particles and water left on the screen. It has an eco-friendly design; moshi says that no chemicals or chemical treatments are used in the cleaning solution or cloth. And you can toss the teraglove in with your wash to clean and use it again.

Conveniently, it comes with a small...

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Tim Cook to meet Indian Prime Minister as India’s...

The Economic Times reports that Apple CEO Tim Cook is to meet Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi later this month.

An Apple spokesperson confirmed that a meeting between its CEO Cook and PM Modi will take place. The Apple spokesperson, however, declined to comment on the topic of discussion.

It’s likely that Cook will want to discuss the possibility of official Apple Stores in the country. India does not permit manufacturer-owned stores unless a certain proportion of components are sourced within...

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Apple Search may arrive someday, but not soon

In May, Apple confirmed the existence of its Applebot web crawler (which isn't to be confused with either Ultron or Spider-man). So is Apple planning to take on Google somewhere down the road with "Apple Search"? Perhaps.

A Web crawler is an Internet bot that browses the Web in a methodical, automated manner, typically for the purpose of Web indexing. Apple says that Applebot is used by Siri, its voice activated digital assistant, Spotligh suggestions, and its Safari search engine.

However, Mark Hibben — independent iOS developer who blogs about technology trends and companies (the focus of his investments) said in a Seeking Alpha op-ed that Apple may gradually develop a search capability to rival Google.

Here's Hibben's reasoning: "This is not about kicking Google to the curb this year, or even the next. This would be a long-term strategic move by Apple that might take something like five years to pay off....

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Hands-on with the new, proactive Spotlight in iOS 9

Spotlight in iOS has never gotten a lot of respect, even as it’s become more powerful. Hidden as a swipe-right option from the home screen before iOS 7: The Flattening, it’s only starting with iOS 8 that it went beyond a rough way to find stuff within a set of Apple’s apps to become a more robust combination of deeper searching and suggestions of what you might want.

iOS 9 takes it a step further, integrating suggestions from Siri and opening up to third-party developers including their results. It makes for a much richer experience, and more is to come as apps are updated.

Proactive search and app search

iOS 8 brought in information from the rest of the world: Wikipedia results, information from current news, places and movie showtimes near you, appropriate matches from things Apple can sell and give you (apps, books, music, movies, and the like), and websites that might match your search.


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TextMate 2.0-beta.8 - Code/markup editor with many...

TextMate is a versatile plain text editor with a unique and innovative feature set which caused it to win an Apple Design Award for Best Mac OS X Developer Tool in August 2006.

A rapidly growing community have created modes for more than a hundred different "modes" including support for all major programming languages, writing prose in structured formats such as LaTeX, Markdown, Textile, etc., blogging, running SQL queries, writing screen plays, doing your budget, and much much more.

Some of the features include:

  • collapsable text blocks - fold away the code you don´t want to see
  • recordable macros - you don´t have to write a script to automate tedious work
  • a CSS-inspired selector system which allows preferences and more to be applied to subsets of your document - you want return to do something different inside comments? or maybe you want spell checking enabled for your strings in C++, both can be done in seconds....
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FIFA 16 expectations: Lionel Messi

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Lionel Messi – Barcelona & Argentina
FIFA 15 Rating – 93
Anticipated FIFA 16 Rating – 93

Yet another awesome season for Lionel Messi and Barcelona as they go for a La Liga, Spanish Cup and Champions League treble. Thirty seven class appearances have yielded a shocking 43 objectives and 18 helps as Messi, alongside his assaulting partners Neymar and Suarez, have planned to score 115 objectives in all rivalries. In the Champions League Messi has again been in sparkling structure, scoring 10 objectives with five helps with 12 diversions as Barcelona have again made the last.


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XSAN 4 won't update SAN using configuration...

Forums: Troubleshooting

I apologize for the long thread but I've been dealing with XSan issues for weeks now and wanted to get it all off my chest. Hopefully you'll all still feel like helping a tired administrator out by reading the thread and giving any advice you can!

About three weeks ago, we decided to upgrade our Mac OS X Mountain Lion server to Mac OS X Yosemite. I'm the laboratory technician for a documentary production house at a University in northern California. We use the Adobe suite of products for our two editing workstations and weren't able to upgrade to CC 2014 due to the new OS requirements for the Mac.

At our production lab, we also run a Promise 32 TB RAID system using XSan 2.25 over Fibre Channel to our workstations (edit bays). This RAID system is also connected to our two servers which are running OS X Server Mountain Lion. One...

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Tuesday September 15

Tim Cook talks Steve Jobs, personal life, Apple Car...

As expected, Apple CEO Tim Cook appeared on Late Show with Stephen Colbert tonight following his surprise appearance at the Fifth Avenue Apple Store yesterday. During the 10-minute discussion on the show, Cook and Colbert touched on a variety of topics, including the new iPhone 6s, Steve Jobs, Cook’s personal life, and Apple’s charitable efforts.

First off, Cook and Colbert discussed the announcement of Apple’s new iPhone 6s. Colbert had a Rose Gold iPhone 6s that he was showing off, joking that he was not going to give it back to Apple....

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Apple's Tim Cook talks iPhone 6s, ethics, Steve...

Apple CEO Tim Cook made a rare talkshow appearance Tuesday night as one of the first guests on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," taking time to promote iPhone 6s and discuss Apple's core ethics, corporate charity, Steve Jobs and more.

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Tim Cook Talks iPhone 6s, Social Responsibility, and...

Apple CEO Tim Cook appeared on the "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" tonight, with the interview covering a number of topics including the iPhone 6s, the possibility of an Apple Car, and Cook's and Apple's efforts in social responsibility.

During the portion of his monologue highlighting the show's guests, Colbert poked fun at Apple with a couple of jokes, initially announcing Cook as "Cello Apple Time Cook" thanks to autocorrect and joking that the interview would be great but that Cook would release a cooler updated version of it in three months.

The interview kicked off with Colbert showing off a rose gold iPhone 6s before proceeding to ask Cook about the device, leading with making sure the charger hasn't changed. Colbert and Cook the discussed and showed off 3D Touch and Live Photos, with Colbert quipping regarding 3D Touch "If I hang up on someone hard enough, will it actually hit them on the other side?"

Addressing comments from Uber CEO...

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MegaMac 2015 Bundle: 15 apps including Autodesk...

From 9to5Toys Specials:

The Mega Mac 2015 Bundle includes 15 great apps, and 9to5Toys Specials has it for $25 after using coupon code 9to5bundle at checkout to receive an additional $5 off.

The quality in this bundle is superb, with apps such as Autodesk’s...

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AT&T won’t throttle unlimited data in congestion...

AT&T today has revealed a slight change to how it is handling throttling users grandfathered into unlimited data plans. Up until today, AT&T has throttled unlimited data users when they hit 5GB of usage and are in a congested area. As a reader has pointed out to us this evening, however, the carrier has updated its website with a new policy for throttling those on an unlimited data plans…

Starting today, users on an unlimited data plan will only be throttled when they go over 22GB of data usage and are in a congested area. This...

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Evernote 6.1.1 - 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 6.1.1:

  • Various bug and stability fixes

Download Now

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Apple says iOS 8 on 87% of compatible devices days...

In an update to its developer webpage ahead of Wednesday's iOS 9 release, Apple revealed that the soon to be replaced iOS 8 is currently running on 87 percent of compatible devices.

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Verizon can't activate your Moto X Pure Edition...

We hope you didn't rush to snag a Moto X Pure Edition for use on Verizon's network -- you'll be disappointed for the next few days. Early adopters speaking on Reddit and PrepaidPhoneNews say that Big Red is turning down subscribers trying to activ...

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iOS 8 Adoption Hits 87% Ahead of iOS 9 Release

Apple's iOS 8 is installed on 87% of iOS devices a year after its release, according to new numbers shared by Apple on its App Store developer page. The new numbers come on the eve of the launch of Apple's newest mobile operating system, iOS 9.

iOS 8 adoption has been somewhat slower than iOS 7, with iOS 8 hitting 72% adoption in January 2015. iOS 7 was at 80% adoption at the same point. Additionally, iOS 8 reached 81% adoption in late April, only growing 6 percentage points in a little over four months.

Comparatively, the latest version of Android (5.1, aka Lollipop) sits at a 5.1% adoption rate. However, Android updates often take a long time to propagate to...

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Apple reverses stance, says that all Apple TV games...

One of the standout features of the new Apple TV is its support for gaming, but now Apple has reversed its stance and placed a new limitation on that capability. Apple has said from the beginning that third-party controllers will be supported on the new Apple TV. The SDK for the device carries Game Controller support and the company mentioned it on stage at its unveil event. Apple also mentioned that games that worked only with third-party controllers were okay, meaning the games wouldn’t necessarily have to be compatible with the company’s bundled Siri Remote. Now, however, Apple says that games can not require the use of third-party...

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Tim Cook, Eddy Cue continue New York roadshow ahead...

Apple CEO Tim Cook and SVP of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue arrived at the Upper East Side Apple Store on Tuesday just hours before Cook is slated to make a guest appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

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Developers receive first Apple TV dev kits, promptly...

Apple made good on a promise to ship out Apple TV development kits to select developers this week, as some who were selected to take part in the early access program received their kits on Tuesday.

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Some users experiencing issues downloading iTunes...

According to several users around the web and Apple’s own System Status website, the iTunes Store has been experiencing issues throughout the day. Apple’s System Status webpage shows that the outage began around 3PM ET and lasted for an hour and a half before being resolved. Now, however, it appears that the iTunes Store is down yet again.

Apple says that “some users” are affected by the problem and that it is investigating the issues. Downdetector.com shows that the outage became more widspread around 6PM ET, with users reporting issues downloading content, opening the store, and logging in. Apple Music content does not appear to be affected by these issues.

Users are also reporting that similar issues are affecting the App...

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Former Stanford professor makes $1.7M as Apple...

Fallout related to a civil suit against the dean of Stanford's Graduate School of Business this week reveals former professor James Phills was hired away by Apple University in 2012, where he earns more than $1.7 million per year as a full time faculty member.

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AWT News Update: September 15, 2015

It's iOS 9 Eve (not to mention watchOS 2 Eve), and lots of developers are busy getting their updates in ahead of the official launches tomorrow. Here's what we have for the news today:

  • iOS 9 will show up tomorrow, but you might want to hold back just a little while before upgrading
  • Lots of iOS 9 and watchOS 2 app upgrades are available today
  • Tim Cook chats a bit with John Paczkowski at Buzzfeed about... a lot of things
  • CBS is planning to launch its All Access service for the new Apple TV

Text version can be found below, and the live, wacky video is available here

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The Week in Mac Apps: iAWriter 3 brings more focus...

Writing tools for you and for your little ones

In this week’s roundup of new Mac apps, you’ll also find a way to keep your notes and audio in sync, a tool for sharing whatever is on your pasteboard, and everything you need to turn your kid into a pro writer.

Appresenter Studio 1.0.1

Min60’s $50 Appresenter Studio (Mac App Store Link) is aimed squarely at developers who want to make their marketing materials look great.

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∞ Stevie Wonder Carpool Karaoke

This is so awesome. I smiled all the way through.

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Set up and use HomeKit-enabled accessories with your...

With HomeKit, you can use your iOS device to control any of the "Works with Apple HomeKit" accessories that you have in your home, like lights, locks, thermostats, smart plugs, and more.

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Viper SmartStart 4.0 now lets you control your car...

The Viper SmartStart 4.0 app is now available for the Apple Watch and Android Wear, allowing drivers to start, control, and locate their vehicle from virtually anywhere using their smartwatch. The iOS version is available in the Apple App Store.

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CBS plans to bring All Access service to Apple TV,...

CBS plans to bring its $5.99/month All Access subscription service, which offers a mix of on-demand TV shows and live streaming from local stations, to Apple TV and other platforms in the near future, a source with knowledge of the matter informed us.

Word that Apple TV is still in the company’s sights for the All Access service comes as it officially announces support for Google’s Android TV platform today and ahead of an official launch of Apple’s revamped Apple TV platform arriving in October....

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Facebook announces it is developing an empathetic...

After years of requests stemming from its user base of more than a billion people, Facebook will add a "dislike" button that will allow users to express empathy or sadness, rather than negativity.

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Fixing Garbled Fonts on Apple Support Pages

Several people in the TidBITS crew had been seeing garbled, overlapping fonts and weirdly rendered pages while browsing Apple support articles. Although we don’t know what causes the problem, solving it is easy in Safari and Firefox, and not terribly hard in Chrome.


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watchOS 2 + iOS 9 apps begin hitting the App Store...

With both iOS 9 and watchOS 2 set to be released tomorrow, Apple has already started releasing third-party app updates that take advantage of the new features in each software update. watchOS 2 for Apple Watch introduces native apps that run faster and have access to sensors, and iOS 9 introduces new split-screen multitasking and deeper Spotlight-integrated search capabilities. There are some of the watchOS 2 and iOS 9 apps we’re already starting to see hit the App Store:

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Apple Pay now boasts more than 500 US banks thanks...

Apple on Tuesday added 46 US banks to its list of Apple Pay backers, putting the total over 500 for the first time as it prepares to roll out a series of further improvements to its mobile payment platform.

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Apple Files for 7 New Trademarks Covering iPad Pro,...

Over the last few days Apple has filed 7 new trademarks in the U.S., China and Europe. Apple is seeking trademarks for the iPad Pro, Apple Pencil, 'Peep and Pop' and others.

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PSA: Tim Cook is Stephen Colbert's Late Show...

After surprising Apple Store employees and customers in Manhattan on Monday, Apple CEO Tim Cook continues his tour through New York with a guest spot on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Tuesday night.

Colbert is front-loading his new show with high-profile guests, and Cook isn’t even the first big tech exec to land on the week-old program—Tesla chief Elon Musk and Uber CEO Travis Kalanick both appeared on the Late Show last week.

"Siri, put Apple CEO Tim Cook on my calendar for Tuesday, Sept. 15. Oh, and come up with some questions to ask him." pic.twitter.com/mXutum0Bp6

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PrintLife 3 for Mac OS X gets complete redesign

Chronos has launched PrintLife 3, an update of the tool for creating print projects on Mac OS X (10.10 and higher). According to Robert McCullough, Vice President of Sales at Chronos, It's "been completely redesigned to make it easier than ever to use."

In addition, the interface has been streamlined to maximize the size of the design canvas. PrintLife 3 includes an array of new features for creating first-class print projects.

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Snapchat update adds new selfie Lenses + paid extra...

Snapchat is out with its latest update bringing new features and tricks to the photo messaging app. The release notes are short: Before you take a selfie, press and hold on your face for a surprise! That’s referencing the new selfie Lenses trick, which lets you apply some pretty wild effects to your face before sharing with friends. To use Lenses, just tap and hold on your selfie before taking a Snap. A facial outline appears as well as seven effects including that dramatically change up your selfie.

Some of these effects ask you to raise your eyebrows or open your mouth to work and include popping heart eyes and and rainbow vomiting blushed cheeks effects.

On its blog post,...

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Apple updates Pages, Keynote, and Numbers for iOS w...

Ahead of the release of iOS 9 set for tomorrow, Apple has started updating its iOS apps beginning with improvements and fixes for its iWork suite of iOS apps.

All three apps— Pages, Numbers, and Keynote—get an update today with “stability improvements and bug fixes,” many of which are likely related to the iOS 9 update arriving tomorrow. 

iOS 9 will officially arrive Wednesday, September 16th, for the iPhone 4s and later, iPod touch 5th generation and later, iPad 2 and later and iPad mini and later. The release follows Apple’s new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus...

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Apple TV Games Must Work With Apple TV Remote, May...

When creating games and apps for the new Apple TV, developers are required to build in support for the touch-based remote, making all content accessible to all users without the need for additional accessories like an MFi controller.

As noted by developer Dustin Westphal and shared by our sister site Touch Arcade, Apple's App Programming Guide for the tvOS says the following: "Your game must support the Apple TV remote. Your game may not require the use of a controller."

The new Apple TV works with third-party Bluetooth controllers, but because they are an optional accessory, they are not allowed to be the...

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Unassuming iPhone 6s Could Knock Some Socks Off

Muffled by the rumors Apple TV had gone Hollywood and the giggles the Apple Pencil provoked, the latest additions to Apple's core product line -- the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus -- had to settle for a smaller share of the headlines coming out of last week's Hey Siri event.
Although the iPhones received less media attention this year, it was not due to any compromises over quality or lack of forward-facing features. For starters, Apple upgraded the iPhone 6s line to 7000-series aluminum.

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iPad mini 4 uses overclocked A8 processor faster...

Apple has engineered the iPad mini 4's version of the A8 processor to make it slightly faster than the original chip used in the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, a report said on Tuesday.

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BatchOutput for Microsoft PowerPoint now supports...

Zevrix Solutions has announced BatchOutput PPT 2.2, a compatibility update to its output automation solution for Microsoft PowerPoint on Mac OS X.

BatchOutput PPT automates printing and exporting of PowerPoint multiple documents to PDF, and allows users to carry out professional PDF production directly from PowerPoint. The app offers batch processing, image downsampling, PDF security, variable file names and other essential options. The new version introduces support for Microsoft Office 2016.

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iOS 9 adoption predicted to be faster than that for...

Crittercism, a mobile app intelligence platform provider, has created a predictive model for iOS 9 adoption and expects a 50% adoption rate by day 25, which is three days faster than iOS 8 reached the same level of adoption. iOS 9 is due for a Sept. 16 release.

This year's iOS release should be much smoother, says Crittercism. iOS 9.0 release's current crash rate of 2.77% is only 14.46% greater than last two versions, whereas iOS 8.0 had a crash rate of 3.48% during the equivalent time period.

A week after its release, Crittercism expects to see a 31% adoption rate for iOS 9, while iOS 8 saw a 35% adoption by the end of its first week. The mobile app intelligence platform believes this is because "public perception of upgrading has been a bit tarnished and users are becoming more cautious about upgrading."

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Apple Pay expansion continues with over 40 more...

Apple Pay compatibility in the UK grew by two major banks last week with the addition of Lloyds and Halifax, and today Apple has added over 40 to its list of participating issuers. Since launching in the United States nearly a year ago, Apple’s mobile payment solution has steadily been signing on and rolling out support for waves of new banks and credit unions around the country. These are the latest to join:

Amplify Federal Credit Union
Bank of the Ozarks
Branch Banking & Trust
Bridgehampton National Bank
Capital Educators Federal Credit Union
Centra Credit Union...

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Apple's Angela Ahrendts places 16th in FORTUNE...

Angela Ahrendts, Apple’s senior vice president of retail and online stores, places 16th on FORTUNE's "Most Powerful Women" list.

Here's what FORTUNE says about Anrendts: "Just over a year into her tenure as Apple’s retail chief, the former CEO of Burberry is making her mark on the $183 billion tech giant. Ahrendts spearheaded the retail launch of the Apple Watch, which has received mixed reviews. Her other focus has been integrating Apple’s online and retail divisions, as well as expanding its China presence. She’s being paid well to do it: The first woman on Apple’s management team took home a package valued at $73.4 million in cash and stock in 2014."

The FORTUNE list includes 51 women in technology, business and entertainment. This year, more than half of the list is made up of CEOs—the most it has ever had.

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Opera 32.0.1948.25 - High-performance Web browser. (...

Opera is the way to go online. It gives you a fast, secure, and efficient way of browsing, crafted with individuals in mind and loaded with features that help you get the most out of the Web.


  • Opera has an elegant interface seamlessly integrated with Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms.
  • The Discover feature offers a selection of top global and local news and other interesting stories from almost 40 countries.
  • Visual bookmarks let me save my favorite pages as a collection of thumbnails and share them with my friends easily.
  • A customizable Speed Dial offers one-click access to my favorite web content, which I can group into folders.
  • Opera Turbo mode compresses pages by up to 50% of their original size for faster browsing, especially on slower web connections.
  • Over 1300 extensions are available in the Opera add-ons catalog, to add functionality and deliver my way to enjoy the web.
  • Themes help...

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Deals: Free AppleCare, free super drive & cash...

This week, readers can save between $300-$800 on the purchase of a new 15-inch MacBook Pro with AppleCare, each of which includes free accessories and delivers the lowest prices anywhere. Or get a LG 34" Curved WQHD display for a record low of $750.

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Apple working to boost cloud services with new,...

Apple has reportedly embarked upon a long-term internal project to unify the infrastructure that powers cloud offerings like Siri and Apple Maps, a sign that the company has begun to view services as a strategic lynchpin moving forward.

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9to5Toys Last Call: 10 Mac apps including Toast 14...

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

Today’s can’t miss deals:
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Amazon’s Jeff Bezos unveils plans for rocket plant

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos on Tuesday unveiled plans to build a rocket manufacturing plant and launch site in Florida, a business that will compete against fellow tech billionaire Elon Musk’s SpaceX.

Bezos taking on Elon Musk.

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Apple Reveals Future 'Home Automation Hub...

When launching the reinvented Apple TV, Apple noted that "The all-new Apple TV was built from the ground up with a new generation of high-performance hardware and introduces an intuitive and fun user interface using the 'Siri Remote™.' Buried in Apple's ...

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Tim Cook interview

John Paczkowski had 20 minutes with Apple CEO, Tim Cook, to discuss a number of things while he’s in New York.

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Announcing the Office 365 Service Trust Portal

The regulatory compliance and business risk landscape is continuously evolving. At Microsoft, we appreciate our customers’ need to understand the Office 365 architecture and compliance with regulations to help them evaluate moving to Office 365. We also know you need to understand how we keep your data secure on the service on an ongoing basis.

To help with your assessment needs, we are announcing Office 365 Service Trust Portal (STP). STP is a service feature in Office 365 designed to provide deeper information on how Microsoft manages security, compliance and privacy.

Insights from this portal help you evaluate how Office 365 maintains compliance with your regulatory requirements and how you can mitigate the risks with moving to Office 365.

To continue as a leader in cloud service delivery, we know that transparency is key to gaining your trust. We believe that by being transparent with you on how we protect your data, how we ensure that it is always...

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Project Server 2016 IT Preview is now available

Today we are excited to announce the availability of Project Server 2016 IT Preview. We have worked very hard over the past three years to bring you the latest and greatest innovations to Project Online and incorporate feedback from customers into Project Server 2016. Project Server 2016 IT Preview provides an initial view of what is to come.

Evolution of resource management

Based on your feedback we have invested heavily in Resource Engagements that facilitate coordination and commitments between project managers and resources managers. Resource Engagements help align project managers and resource managers on the amount of work and the time period associated with a project. More information can be found at this blog post.

IT setup and infrastructure improvements

While running Project Online, we have made many infrastructure improvements,...

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Review: Beaconic’s iBeacon kits let any store or...

I’ve been interested in iBeacons — proximity-based wireless transmitters — ever since they were first announced by Apple alongside iOS 7 at WWDC in 2013. The idea of walking into a store, restaurant, or other public space and receiving (opt-in) wireless notifications based on proximity to a Bluetooth sensor struck me as a potentially compelling next step forward for both retailers and smartphone users. Even more exciting was the opportunity to receive incentives, such as coupons or free apps, just for being in proximity to the store. iBeacons have been added to Apple Stores,...

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iOS users may eventually be able to remove unwanted...

Apple is looking at allowing iOS users to delete some preloaded apps, though others will probably have to remain, according to CEO Tim Cook.

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Creating complex icons with CSS

Coded CSS icons have some significant advantages over icon fonts or static images. CSS icons are a part of the DOM and unless you’re using a CSS icon library like Icono, they don’t require another HTTP request. Just like font icons, CSS icons can be colored by CSS and You can also animate the icons in an easy, smooth way without much effort.

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Launch Center Pro for iPhone adds launcher widget to...

Apple opened the door to new extensibility features on iOS with extensions and Notification Center widgets in iOS 8, but mixing app launchers with the swipe down Today view was quickly disallowed by the App Store as we saw around this time last year. That policy has since changed and we’ve seen developers able to build better widgets like Workflow’s recent update.

Launch Center Pro has been working on its own Today widget, which puts actions like opening the Instagram camera or messaging a specific contact a swipe down away from anywhere directly in...

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Tim Cook Talks iPhone Security, His Favorite New...

Following last week's announcement of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, Tim Cook has been paying unannounced visits to a few Apple Stores to talk with the store's employees and take pictures with customers. During a ride to the company's flagship 5th Avenue location in Manhattan, BuzzFeed got a few minutes with the Apple CEO, where he discussed everything from the privacy concerns of the new "Hey Siri" feature to whether or not iPhone users will ever be able to delete those Apple-created stock apps from their smartphones.

Directly addressing the privacy and safety concerns of "Hey Siri", Cook mentioned that anyone who is fearful of such things can always turn the feature off. Still, he described "the real answer" to be the fact that any information collected by the feature remains on the iPhone,...

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iPad Mini 4 Uses Speed-Bumped 1.5 GHz A8 Chip With 2...

Apple last week introduced the iPad mini 4, advertising the device as essentially a scaled down version of the iPad Air 2, although the device uses a A8 chip rather than the A8X found in the iPad Air 2. Ars Technica has now taken an early look at the iPad mini 4, finding that the A8 runs at 1.5 GHz, slightly faster than the 1.4 GHz A8 used in the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Like the iPad Air 2, the iPad mini 4 also carries 2 GB of RAM.

Having a whole extra CPU core makes the 1.5GHz A8X in the iPad Air 2 about 50% faster than the Mini 4, but we're still looking at a 20-or-so percent improvement over the old Mini 2 and Mini 3. That extra RAM will be good for more than just Split View multitasking, too—2GB iDevices need to eject things from memory less often, cutting down on the...

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Apple grows operations in Lund, Sweden for work on...

Apple is reportedly expanding its operations in Lund, Sweden, where the company is now believed to be working on "advanced mapping technology" for unknown projects.

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Apple Building Unified Cloud Platform for iCloud,...

Apple is moving forward with plans to build a unified platform for cloud-based web services such as iCloud, iTunes and Siri over the next few years, according to The Information.

The new platform is based on Siri, which itself is powered by open source infrastructure software called Mesos on the backend, according to the report.The system will be what’s called an “orchestrated infrastructure” that has the ability, among other things, to run Internet applications inside “containers,” which make it easier to scale the apps and make changes to them on the fly, one of these people says.Apple is reportedly placing more emphasis on open source software in an attempt to attract open source engineers that can help improve its web services, but it remains to be seen how far the company shifts away from its deep culture of secrecy.Apple sometimes requires engineers...

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3D Touch screen components add almost 11% weight...

Not that the current iPhone in your pocket is a weighty brick that threatens your spine every moment of every day, but the upcoming iPhone 6s and 6s Plus units may be a bit heavier.

According to Apple the 3D Touch display components account for the bulk of an 11 percent increase in weight over last year’s models, not the use of 7000 series aluminum as some have speculated.

The findings were located through Apple’s environmental reports for the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, which break down materials used by respective component weight.

The 3D Touch display comes in at 29 grams for the 4.7-inch iPhone 6s and 40g for the larger 5.5-inch...

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iPad Mini 4 performance preview: A 1.5GHz Apple A8...

A quick confirmation that the Mini 4 is using a 1.5GHz A8 with 2GB of RAM.

Andrew Cunningham

We've just gotten our hands on the iPad Mini 4, the new version of the tablet that Apple quietly introduced at its product event last week. Though we knew that the new tablet uses a dual-core Apple A8 chip rather than the faster tri-core A8X in the iPad Air 2, and we knew that the new tablet supported iOS 9's new Split View multitasking mode, Apple didn't get any more specific about the tablet's specifications.

To shed some light on the subject, we fired up Geekbench 3 and ran some tests. We can confirm that the tablet uses a 1.5GHz Apple A8 with 2GB of RAM, which is faster than both the 1.4GHz A8 in the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus and the 1.3GHz A7 in the iPad Mini 2 and Mini 3.


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The 1 Infinite Loop Apple Company Store reopens on...

For anyone who loves the Apple brand, there's literally no place on Earth like the Apple Company Store at 1 Infinite Loop in Cupertino, CA. It's an Apple Store, but unlike any Apple Store you've ever seen.

During trips to the Bay Area for business or personal travel, it's possible to pop into the Apple Company Store and pick up things you won't find elsewhere -- company logo clothing and merchandise of every possible type. Whether it's an Apple logo onesie for your favorite grandkid, an Apple water bottle for exercising or Apple hats for your softball team, the Store has it all. However, you usually can't buy the usual Apple products in those stores...

Sadly for visitors, the store has been closed since June, undergoing renovations of some sort. But this Saturday it's opening again, although nobody (except Apple) is sure exactly what changed in the store. 

It could be that the...

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Line rules, details for Apple Store iPhone 6s, 6s...

If you’re looking to snag an iPhone 6s or 6s Plus from an Apple Store during its launch next Friday, there are some rules you need to follow.

First off, like previous years, Apple will limit customers to purchasing only two new iPhones per day and you can only buy two per store reservation.

On the big day, Apple will once again close normal Genius Bar appointment services to dedicate as many people as possible, about 50% of specialists and Geniuses, to iPhone sales. Other initiatives like Personal Training will also be shut down for the launch period.

For those of you camping out, Apple is expected to queue waiting customers into two line for reservations and...

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This should be the rule, not the exception

Google Fiber gives you 1,000 Mb/s (that’s crazy fast) for about $70 per month. This should be the rule, not the exception.

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54% of owners in limited survey 'very satisfied...

Apple Watch owners generally love their smartwatch, according to new data from 451 Research.

The July 27-Aug. 4 survey, conducted by 451 Research’s ChangeWave service, focused on overall satisfaction, key likes and dislikes, and the impact Apple Watch is having on other markets. A total of 145 Apple Watch owners participated.

Overall satisfaction ratings (87%) are very positive for the Apple Watch. According to 451 Research, more than half (54%) of owners saying they’re "very satisfied" and 33% are "somewhat satisfied" with their new device. 

In terms of expectations, 28% of Apple Watch owners say their new smart watch exceeds expectations and 51% say it meets expectations. Whenowners of the device owners were asked whether they’d recommend their new device to a friend or colleague, 83% say they’re very likelyy (55%) or somewhat likely (28%) to do so.


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Apple to reopen their Infinite Loop company store...

A visit to the Infinite Loop company Apple Store has long been a pilgrimage for me. Looking forward to the reopen.

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Apple's new Phablets are Crippling Samsung

Two weeks after Samsung's new Galaxy S6 Edge+ shipped, the news was already out that the demand for their new smartphones was tepid at best which triggered a drop of $44 billion in value, the worst since 1983. Today a new report has surfaced in Taiwan confirming the first accounts ...

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Apple's 'Project Titan' car faces...

With an internal goal of 2020 to begin building its own car, Apple faces a number of roadblocks in automotive manufacturing, which could lead it to partnering with another company in its vehicular venture, a source has indicated to AppleInsider.

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You can’t turn off Apple Music in iOS

Kirk McElhearn makes the point that Apple Music is so well integrated into iOS that you can’t turn it off.

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EPIX offering ability to download movies to watch...

Entertainment network EPIX has announced that it will offer subscribers the ability to download hit movies directly to their mobile devices, allowing them to watch where they want, when they want - even without access to an Internet connection.

Offline viewing will be available across Kindle Fire and all Apple and Android mobile devices and tablets including iPads, iPhones, and Samsung and Nexus devices. The new offering will be available this month to all EPIX subscribers, launching with a marketing campaign in partnership with affiliated distributors.

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VidConvert ready for OS X El Capitan

Reggie Ashworth has rolled out VidConvert 1.6.1, an OS X El Capitan update to his video converter for Mac OS X.

VidConvert is a video converter designed to make converting your videos simple and easy. It will convert just about any type of video into one of the many popular formats of today. The app allows you to create videos for your iPhone or iPad, for your Mac or TV, or formats such as DivX and MPEG.

VidConvert Version 1.6.1 will run on Lion, Mountain Lion, Mavericks, Yosemite, and El Capitan. It has a variety of other improvements along with El Capitan compatibility.

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Apple granted patent for generic media covers

Apple has been granted a patent (number 9,135,725) by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office for "generic media covers." It involves those, well, generic items you see on Apple's online stores, such as iTunes and iBookstore, for digital media items that publishers have submitted without a personalized cover.

According to the patent, a generic media cover can be generated for a media item by "hashing" a unique identifier of the media item that remains consistent throughout the life cycle of the media item. Music producers and publishers frequently add new digital media items for sale on the online store. 

However, newly added digital media items can sometimes be received without a media cover. This can happen because the artist/author didn't provide or didn't wish to provide a media cover. In these scenarios, the online store presents the digital media item to customers...

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Apple is reassigned a patent from Topsy Labs, which...

Apple has been reassigned a patent from Topsy Labs, a company Apple bought in 2013 for more than US$200 million. The patent (number 9,135,294) is for "systems and methods using reputation for influence scores in search queries."

Topsy Labs (topsy.com), which specializes in tracking Twitter data, provides a full-scale index of the public social web and can “instantly analyze any topic, term or hashtag across years of conversations on millions of web sites.” The company provides targeted analysis of Twitter’s “firehose,” the stream of tweets posted to the microblogging service.

As a Twitter-certified partner, Topsy Labs examines tweets and other user data to track user sentiment, find influencers for specific subjects and measure the effectiveness of Twitter ad campaigns. Retailers tap into the Topsy API [application programming interface] to access data centers and search analytics tools.

According to...

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How to quickly transfer your old iPhone’s files to...
How to prepare your devices for iOS 9

Barring unseen developments, tomorrow should see the official release of iOS 9. Macworld put together this short take on getting ready for the upgrade.

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High end-fashion retailer, Burberry, makes a channel...

Burberry has announced a new streaming channel for Apple Music, marking the companies' first official product collaboration since Apple hired former CEO Angela Ahrendts to head its retail arm, reports The New York Times.

Burberry (us.burberry.com) is a British luxury fashion house, distributing outerwear, fashion accessories, fragrances, sunglasses, and cosmetics. Ahrendts, Apple’s senior vice president of retail and online stores, was the former CEO of Burberry before joining Apple in September 2013. 

Burberry’s Apple Music channel will kick off with exclusive videos from emerging British artists that will be filmed at the Burberry Womenswear show. The show is scheduled to take place Sept. 21 in London.

Burberry has been commissioning work from and filming British recording artists since 2010 as part of its Burberry Acoustic...

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QuarkXPress - Desktop publishing solution;...

With QuarkXPress, you can communicate in all the ways you need to -- and always look professional -- in print and digital media, all in a single tool. Features include:

  • Easy to Use -- QuarkXPress is a powerful and full-featured tool that makes it easy to develop your ideas into gorgeous layouts.
  • Powerful Design Tools -- QuarkXPress provides an arsenal of design tools that let you turn even the most elaborate visions into reality.
  • Precision Typography -- Typography is an art form, and QuarkXPress provides the tools you need to create powerful works of typographical art. If you're a perfectionist, QuarkXPress provides all of the tools you need to reach perfection. If you're not, QuarkXPress provides presets and default behaviors that make your work look professional even when you're not paying attention to the details.
  • Digital Publishing: Web, SWF (Flash), e-books, and...
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Apple Granted Patent 54 Patents Today covering...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 54 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover a patent originally from Topsy that's likely responsible for the advances made to Siri in iOS 9 and tvOS. A second granted patent may ...

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Jony Ive-designed Apple company store at 1 Infinite...

The Apple Company Store on its 1 Infinite Loop campus, which closed for major refurbishment back in June, will re-open at 10am on Saturday – the same day its first Belgium store opens. Apple announced the Grand Reopening on its retail site.

With Jony Ive now having responsibility for all aspects of design – including retail stores – it should be interesting to see how it’s changed.

The Company Store has always been quite a different experience to all other Apple...

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The Week in iPhone Cases: More cases for the iPhone...

New screen protectors, wallet cases, and classic shells for the iPhone 6s

Check out these elegant wooden designs from Miniot, classic protection from Speck, and many more cases for the recently announced iPhone 6s and 6s Plus!


Sturdy and lightweight, the Jewel (iPhone 6/6s, 6 Plus/6s Plus; $20) features reinforced corners and raised edges for an all-around protective little case.

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Google, Twitter Forge Open Source Publishing...

Google and Twitter reportedly are collaborating on an open source project that focuses on helping publishers bring instant articles to mobile phone subscribers. Facebook launched its Instant Articles feature earlier this year. The Google and Twitter team-up "is a very important development," said Zebra Social CEO Jordani Sarreal. "While Facebook is keeping the traffic on their site with Instant [Articles], Google and Twitter are trying to be more appealing to content creators in that they can keep their website data with their content."

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iPhone 6s and 6s Plus Weigh More Primarily Due to 3D...

While the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are designed with Series 7000 aluminum, which has a stronger and marginally thicker composition compared to Series 6000 aluminum used on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the new smartphones weigh more primarily due to their 3D Touch displays.

Apple published Environmental Reports for the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus that reveal the devices are about 11% heavier than their predecessors, as first noted by The Verge. But the additional weight comes almost entirely from the 3D Touch display, which weighs nearly twice the amount of a regular ion-strengthened display.

The material breakdown for the iPhone 6s and...

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Sketchy supply-chain rumor says display panel...

A sketchy supply-chain rumor reported by Digitimes says that display panel shortages could limit this year’s sales of the iPad Pro to between 2.5 and 3M units.

iPad Pro’s IGZO panel is currently supplied by Sharp only, and LG Display will only be able to supply a small volume starting November, while supply from Samsung will begin in 2016. As a result, Apple is only able to start shipping the iPad Pro in November and its shipments will be between 2.5-3 million units in the fourth quarter of 2015, according to Digitimes Research.

This contrasts with KGI estimates of up to 5.5M sales this year....

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Kool Tools: WD's My Book Pro external storage...

WD's My Book Pro storage device provivdes professionals and enthusiasts who need to efficiently manage large amounts of digital content with up to 435 MB/s transfer rates on WD's fastest external storage solution yet. It comes in capacity options including 6TB, 8TB, 10TB and 12TB, the power of two 7200 RPM WD drives with Intel's Thunderbolt 2 technology and a hot-swappable hardware RAID controller.

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How to prepare your devices for iOS 9

iOS 9 officially launches Wednesday, bringing huge changes to iPhones, iPads, and iPods. But before you rush to upgrade, take some time to get your device ready. That way, if anything goes wrong during the install process—or if you decide you hate iOS 9—you can reverse your decision without losing any important files.

The good news: You won’t have to delete a whole bunch of apps to get ready to upgrade. Why? The new OS will do the deleting for you. Apple said at June’s Worldwide Developers Conference that iOS 9 will take up 1.3GB of storage—way less than iOS 8’s space-hogging 4.58GB. If you’re using a 16GB phone and don’t have any room to spare, iOS 9 will delete apps and then reinstall them after the update is done.

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Apple's Company Store at Infinite Loop Reopens...

Apple has announced the grand reopening of its Company Store at its One Infinite Loop headquarters in Cupertino, California will take place on Saturday, September 19 at 10 AM Pacific. The store has been closed for renovations since June 15.

The Company Store is open to the public and sells Apple logo t-shirts, caps and accessories, but unlike traditional Apple Retail Stores it does not offer services such as the Genius Bar or sell products like Macs, iPhones or iPads.

The Company Store will be open on Monday-Friday between 10 AM - 6 PM Pacific and on Saturday between 10 AM - 4 PM Pacific.

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How about Apple mini 'mom and pop' retail...

This will never happen, but I'm going to toss out the idea anyway: Apple should open small retail stores — Apple mini stores, if you will — in towns that are too small for the traditional, bigger Apple retail stores and Mac Specialists.

For example, take my hometown of Huntingdon, Tennessee, which has a population of around 4,000. It's way too small for a current model Apple retail store. However, what if there was a much smaller "mom and pop" operation that had every model of Mac, iPad, iPhone, iPod, Apple TV, Apple Watch, etc., to test drive, but which carried only a limited amount of stock on hand?

The Apple mini retail would serve as a showcase for Apple. Folks could come in and get a hands-on experience with our favorite tech company's products. For items that weren't in stock, consumers could order them, and the Apple mini store operators would get a cut of the sales.

This will never happen for a variety of reasons....

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Juniper Research: wireless charging adoption to soar

A new study from Juniper Research (www.juniperresearch.com) has found that wireless charging adoption for mobile devices will increase rapidly in the coming years, with nearly 40% of households in the US and over 20% in Europe using wireless charging by 2020.

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The Fusion PCIe Flash Drive is ultra-tough, ultra-...

Sonnet's Fusion PCIe Flash Drive is a tough, pocket-size solid-state drive (SSD) storage device targeted as an "ultra-fast alternative" to portable SATA-based hard disk drives and SSD storage products. That's true; however, it comes at a steep price: US$499 for a 256GB version and $799 for a 512GB model.

If you can afford it, there's a lot to love. First, it's convenient. The Fusion PCIe Flash Drive connects to a compatible Mac (or, Windows machine, if you must) or at the end of a Thunderbolt device daisy chain by an attached 0.5-meter Thunderbolt cable. 

Second, it's extremely fast. Sonnet says the Fusion PCIe Flash Drive's performance is comparable to a multi-drive RAID storage system. I'd say their right. With it, I backed up 997MB of documents and 88GB of photos in less than 45 seconds. 

It's portable. Measuring 2.8 inches x 4.1 inches x 1 inch, the Fusion PCIe...

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Apple issued reassigned Topsy patent for reputation-...

Apple on Tuesday was reassigned a patent from Topsy Labs, the social analytics firm it purchased in 2013, covering a computer search system that cuts through the noise often found in crowdsourced recommendation services by surfacing search results based on user ranking and influence.

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Ultimate Ears Boom 2 Bluetooth Speaker: The best...

One of my absolute favorite Bluetooth speakers got a huge update today. The UE Boom 2 is an upgraded version of the iconic portable Bluetooth speaker from Logitech’s Ultimate Ears division. Originally released in 2013, the Boom set a new standard for Portable Bluetooth speakers with its “cupholder friendly” and colorful design, great acoustics, and iOS/Android apps.

In recent months UE has released a much...

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Monday September 14

Apple's 3D Touch displays make iPhone 6s, 6s...

According to Apple, 3D Touch display technology integrated into the new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus accounts for the bulk of an 11 percent increase in weight over last year's models, not the use of 7000 series aluminum as some have speculated.

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iPhone 6s & 6s Plus are 11% heavier than their...

Apple did something very uncharacteristic with the launch of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus – it made the devices both thicker and heavier than their predecessors. While many people attributed this weight gain to the new 7000 series aluminum the new iPhones use. It appears, however, that the weight gain is actually attributable to the new 3D Touch display.

According to figures revealed in the official environmental documents for the new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, the new display...

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Burberry to Officially Launch a Dedicated Channel on...

A new report that was published earlier this evening claims that Apple has just lined up Burberry as its first global brand with a dedicated channel on Apple Music, a move that could bolster the music streaming service.

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Apple debuts four new Apple Music ads as it partners...

Apple today debuted four new ads for Apple Music via its YouTube channel. The ads, like the three debuted last month, focus on the service’s capability to help listeners to discover new music. The new ads feature musician Leon Bridges, singer songwriter Shamir, and rapper Flying Lotus. Apple also today announced a new partnership with Burberry that will see the company developing an Apple Music channel exclusively featuring British artists.

In her ad, Flo Morriessy performs her single “Pages of Gold” while playing the piano. The description for the video reads:”Introducing artists you didn’t know you couldn’t live without. Discover and connect with new music and the people who make it – artists like Flo Morrissey.”

Leon Bridges,...

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VLC’s app on the new Apple TV will let you play all...

Hot on the heels of Plex announcing its plans to build an app for the new Apple TV, the developers behind the popular media playback software VLC have announced that they too are planning to support the new Apple TV. While details on the app are sparse at this point, the VLC team announced in a blog post that they have started work on VLCKit for tvOS.

“Some code to build VLCKit for the new tvOS was merged,” the blog post reads. “It’s very early though, but we have video playback.” It’s unclear at this point how VLC will be implemented...

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Apple's iOS 9 Ships this Wednesday with a new...

Apple's iOS 9, which begins shipping this Wednesday, is reportedly a smaller download which comes in at only 1.4 GB. That's dramatically down from iOS 8 which took up to ...

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Burberry Becomes First Major Fashion Brand With an...

Burberry is launching a curated channel on Apple Music, making it the first luxury fashion house to do so. The Burberry Apple Music channel is listed under "Curator Playlists," which also includes content from brands and media sites like GQ, Wired, Pitchfork, and Rolling Stone.

Content provided by Burberry includes selections from company's current CEO, Christopher Bailey, along with music played on the Burberry runway and a selection of emerging British talent.

Burberry is the first clothing company to debut an Apple Music channel, but it's not an unusual choice due to its Burberry Acoustic campaign, which supports new British music talent and features acoustic tracks recorded exclusively for Burberry. Burberry employs a full-time music team that works on Burberry Acoustic and...

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Burberry launches Apple Music channel in first...

UK fashion house Burberry on Monday announced a new streaming channel for Apple Music, marking the companies' first official product collaboration since Apple hired former CEO Angela Ahrendts to head its retail arm.

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Apple shutting down transit app HopStop in October

Apple-owned transit app HopStop will no longer be available starting in October, according to a notice on the HopStop.com website.

HopStop will shutdown two weeks after Apple is set to release iOS 9 with new built-in transit directions in Maps. But whereas HopStop has public transit directions and routes for 113 U.S. cities, Apple Maps will have transit directions for only six U.S. cities: Baltimore, Chicago, New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Washington D.C. At least Apple users in China will be happy. In additional to the six American cities, Maps will support transit directions for 300 Chinese cities.

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Tim Cook visits NYC Apple Store, Apple Pay chief...

Apple executives are making the rounds following this month's big iPhone, iPad and Apple TV reveal, with CEO Tim Cook visiting a New York City Apple Store on Monday and Apple Pay head Jennifer Bailey scheduled to attend the upcoming Code/Mobile conference in October.

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Ahead of appearance on ‘Late Show’ tomorrow, Tim...

It was announced last week that Apple CEO Tim Cook would appear on CBS’s The Late Show and now the Apple executive has arrived in New York City for the show. As seen in a variety of images shared on Twitter, Cook today made an appearance at the Fifth Avenue Apple Store. While at the store, Cook mingled and took selfies with customers, essentially causing chaos in the packed retail store. Apple executive Eddy Cue also was at the store today.

Cook’s appearance at the Fifth Avenue Apple Store appeared to be a total surprise to customers, but it’s not...

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iExplorer - View and transfer files on your...

iExplorer is an iPhone browser for Mac lets you view the files on your iOS device. By using a drag and drop interface, you can quickly copy files and folders between your Mac and your iPhone or iTouch. It works with both jailbroken and non-jailbroken iPhones and works quickly with a standard USB cable.


  • All the best technology from Phone to Mac, Phone Disk, and iExplorer 2, and then some
  • One-click recovery of music and videos straight to iTunes
  • Explore and export photos and videos (even from older iPods)
  • Mount any folder or category, including playlists and photo albums, then browse in Finder and open with other apps
  • Browse any iTunes backups (encrypted too). Export: Messages (including attachments), notes, voicemail, call history, contacts, calendars...
  • Works with all types of iPhones, iPads, iPod Touch, and regular iPod


  • iSupports new...

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AWT News Update: September 14, 2015

Maybe everyone was sleepy after staying up early Saturday morning to order a new iPhone, but it was a slow news day. Today we cover:

  • Apple is expecting to break sales records for iPhone sales on an opening weekend
  • How to prepare for the iOS 9 update on Wednesday
  • Kardashians. Need we say more?
  • HopStop transit mapping service to stop

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Latest Apple Music 'Discover' ads feature...

Apple on Monday unveiled four additions to its Apple Music "Discovery" series, which throws a spotlight on p and coming artists, featuring musicians Flo Morrissey, Leon Bridges, Flying Lotus and Shamir.

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VLC and Plex Apps Coming to New Apple TV

Apple's latest fourth-generation Apple TV includes a dedicated App Store, which will allow users to access many apps and features that were not previously available on the older Apple TV. Popular media streaming apps Plex and VLC, for example, are both coming to the Apple TV, with tvOS versions already in the works.

The developers behind VLC announced their work on a tvOS app this morning, though few details have been given. "Some code to build VLCKit for the new tvOS was merged," reads a blog post. "It's very early though, but we have video playback!"

For those unfamiliar with VLC, it's a cross-platform media player that's designed to support multiple audio and video file formats and act as a streaming server. VLC is available on streaming devices that compete with the Apple TV, such as the Amazon Fire TV, but on Apple's...

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Apple Shares New 'Discover' Apple Music...

Apple has released four new Apple Music videos in its "Discovery" series, which is designed to highlight lesser known artists and help users discover new music. The videos feature singer Flo Morrissey, musician Leon Bridges, singer and guitarist Shamir, and DJ and rapper Flying Lotus.

Flo Morrissey's first single, "Pages of Gold," was released in December of 2014, and was followed by her first album, Tomorrow Will Be Beautiful. The video focuses just on her singing and is accompanied by the description: "Introducing artists you didn't know you couldn't live without. Discover and connect with new music and the people who make it - artists like Flo Morrissey."

Flying Lotus has been releasing albums since 2006, with his latest album, You're Dead, launching in late 2014. His Apple Music video features his electronic music with the description: "Experiment with music just like the artists do. Discover and connect with new music and the people who make...

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Apple TV lottery ends; winning developers can place...

Following last Wednesday's media event, Apple gave developers an opportunity to sign up for a lottery for an Apple TV Developer Kit. It ended today, and developers who won the lottery are now receiving invitations allowing them to purchase an Apple TV kit, reports MacRumors.com.

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iSkelter Tab lap desk -- an outstanding way to work...

iSkelter Tab Right WhiteBoard. Photo ©2015, Steven Sande

My iPad Air 2 lives in a keyboard case, but I don't find it at all comfortable to use it as a laptop device. Instead, I usually find myself either squirming into an uncomfortable position in a recliner to try to type and tap, or I give up and go sit at a table. That hasn't been the case since I had a chance to try out iSkelter's Tab (US$59.99), a handmade wooden lap desk that has changed the way I work with my iPad.


The Tab is a sturdy lap desk made of natural finish bamboo. With dimensions of 15 x 11 x 0.75 inches, it's thick enough that you can really get a good grip on it while carrying. That thickness adds some bulk to it -- it weighs 2.5 pounds -- but as you'll read later in this review, that's not necessarily a bad thing.

You can order the Tab in three...

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How-To: Quickly transfer your old iPhone’s files to...

Transferring files from your old iPhone to a new iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus isn’t difficult, but after a reader emailed about the many, many hours he expected to wait for the old-to-new iPhone transfer process to complete, I realized that his experience has become more common — even though it’s not necessary. Years ago, iTunes was the only (and fairly straightforward) way to transfer one iPhone’s contents to another. But now, between iCloud, larger device capacity sizes, and iTunes encryption options, there are certainly ways to turn a simple process into a day-long ordeal.

This quick How-To guide is designed to save you a wasted day by helping you select the best options in iTunes and get most of the work done ahead of time. I’ve used this process more times than I can count, and beyond working perfectly each time, it...

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Apple will ship new Apple TV hardware to select...

Apple on Monday began informing developers who won its Apple TV lottery that their new set-top boxes will begin shipping later this week, allowing them to build applications ahead of the October launch.

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TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 14...

Notable software releases this week include Final Cut Pro X 10.2.2, Compressor 4.2.1, Motion 5.2.2, and ChronoSync 4.6.3.


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ExtraBITS for 14 September 2015

In our latest ExtraBITS collection, Josh Centers discusses Apple’s announcements on the Tech Night Owl podcast, the New York Times examines the rise and fall of Mac user groups, and Apple battles the U.S. government over encryption.


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Apple Allowing Developers Who Won Apple TV Lottery...

The new Apple TV won't be available to consumers until the end of October, but some developers are able to get their hands on one of the devices early in order to begin preparing and testing apps for the tvOS App Store.

Following last week's "Hey Siri" media event, Apple gave developers an opportunity to sign up for a lottery for an Apple TV Developer Kit, which ended today. Developers who won the lottery are now receiving invitations allowing them to purchase an Apple TV kit, and the first Apple TVs could be in developer hands by the end of this week.

Developers who were selected for the lottery are required to order by Wednesday, September 16, with orders beginning to ship out one to three days after that. Apple is providing Apple TV Developer Kits to developers at no cost, with a $1 fee being charged to verify billing and shipping addresses.

With Apple TVs in the hands of developers in just...

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Replacing Google products

I understand that Macminicolo is looking for your business, but this article brings up some good alternatives if you want to get away from Google and its tracking.

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Apple begins notifying developers who won the Apple...

Apple has started emailing developers who won the Apple TV developer kit lottery today, according to several users on Twitter who received the message. Users who have been selected will be shipped a development model of the next-generation Apple TV to aid in the creation of their apps.

To claim the kit, developers need to login to the Developer Center by 5PM local time on Wednesday and agree to Apple’s terms and conditions. Once that’s been done, Apple will charge $1 to verify the developer’s billing address and then the device will...

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Apple's 'Project Titan' car...

The number of Tesla employees leaving the electric carmaker for positions in Apple's own vehicle group is beginning to affect Tesla's future product roadmap, AppleInsider has learned.

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The best iPhone 6s & 6s Plus cases available to...

iPhone 6s and 6s Plus are on their way with preorders kicking off over the weekend, so now is the time to buy a case for your new device in order to have it in time for an official launch set for later this month on September 25.

As is tradition, we’ve put together a roundup of the best choices for to protect your new iPhone with our selections of the best iPhone 6s and 6s Plus cases available to order now.

Speck ($34-$50):

Popular case maker Speck has its...

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Apple pictures the future with new cameras in the...

The iPhone has long been the most popular camera on the planet, and Apple has worked to make the lives of point-and-shoot manufacturers even worse --?and the lives of selfie hounds even better --?with the new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. AppleInsider took a look at the glass and silicon inside Apple's latest shooters.

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Speck CandyShell CLEAR delivers military-grade...

Speck CandyShell CLEAR case for iPhone 6/6s. Photo ©2015, Steven Sande.

In just 11 days, a lot of people are going to unbox nice, fresh iPhones. Whether you've selected the new rose gold iPhone 6s or will be rocking a space gray iPhone 6s Plus, you'll want to keep that iPhone scratch and dent free for as long as you can. With Speck's CandyShell CLEAR cases for iPhone 6/6s (US$34.95) and 6 Plus/6s Plus ($39.95), you'll be able to show off that glorious phone and keep it protected.


Speck has had years to perfect the design of thin, protective iPhone cases. The CandyShell CLEAR cases are proof that a case doesn't need to be thick or bulky to offer a heavy level of protection. Speck has certified the cases to meet or exceed the MIL-STD-810G drop test standards by using a hard polycarbonate...

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NASA May Move Microsatellites Magnetically

NASA earlier this month entered an agreement with Arx Pax to use its Magnetic Field Architecture technology in hardware that will let astronauts move tiny satellites without touching them. The Space Act Agreement marks a major milestone for Arx Pax, CEO Greg Henderson said. "It's exciting to work hand in hand with NASA's brilliant team of scientists and engineers." Henderson and his wife, Jill Henderson, last year launched a successful Kickstarter campaign to fund development of a functional hoverboard based on the technology.

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Apple’s retail store plans for iPhone 6s: how you’ll...

9to5Mac has obtained details about Apple’s launch plans for the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus on September 25th. Like previous years, Apple expects long lines for the new iPhone debut so has prepared a plan to help the process go smoothly …

First off, like previous years, Apple will limit customers to purchasing only two new iPhones per day and you can only buy two per store reservation.

On the big day, Apple will once again close normal Genius Bar appointment services to dedicate as many people as possible, about 50% of specialists and Geniuses, to iPhone sales. Other initiatives like Personal Training will also be shut down for the launch period.

At about 6 AM, queuing...

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iPhone 6s and 6s Plus reportedly get 2GB RAM upgrade

The iPhone needed a RAM upgrade, and it’s no surprise that it finally got one. The 6s and 6s Plus now pack 2GB of onboard RAM, a boost from 1GB in last year’s models, according to some digging from developer Hamza Sood.

Not much of a surprise but Xcode confirms 2GB of RAM for the 6s (and 6s plus), and 4GB for the iPad Pro pic.twitter.com/X8Ym4DtamS

— Hamza Sood (@hamzasood) September 13, 2015

That number isn’t official until we have hardware to take apart, because Apple doesn’t dive too deeply into tech specs, but Sood figured out the RAM total by running an iOS simulator in Xcode. He also confirmed the iPad Pro’s 4GB of RAM, accidentally...

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iFinance 4 for Mac OS X released

Synium Software has released of iFinance 4, the new version of financial tracking app for Mac OS X (10.10 or later). The upgrade sports a range of easy-to-customize charts and reports, budgets, automatic categorization, and more.

iFinance supports several different banking file formats like CSV, QIF, OFX, or mt940. You can import your data by using one of these formats or retrieve your bank account transactions via OFX direct connect. (Note that not all banks support OFX direct connect).

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Kardashian sisters showing off their iPhone app at...

The SoHo Apple Store will be inundated with Kardashians and their fans at 2PM today for a “Meet the Developers” event. The session is billed on Apple’s website as a chance to “catch this preview of the Kardashian/Jenner sisters’ brand-new lifestyle apps that give fans unprecedented, personal access,” which is apparently something people want(?).

If you’re into whatever “lifestyle apps” are and also a fan of the Kardashians (a large percentage of our reader base, I’m sure!) you can drop by the SoHo store this afternoon.

showing off our new iPhone apps w/ my sisters at the Apple Store Soho, 2pm! Come see us!! apple.co/18wp3jp http://t.co/WOc8JGCsr3

Kendall Jenner (@...

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Wozniak: Jobs wasn't fired from Apple, he left...

"Steve Jobs Headshot 2010-CROP" by Matthew Yohe. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

History, as Steve Jobs had written it, has the Apple co-founder battling against a hostile board of directors and then-CEO John Sculley before being fired and heading off to found NeXT. That bit of common folklore has been refuted by Sculley, who earlier this year said "Steve was never fired. He took a sabbatical and was still chairman of the board. He was down, no one pushed him, but he was off the Mac, which was his deal - he never forgave me for that." Now Steve Wozniak has added fuel to the fire by posting a similar comment on Facebook.

Responding to a post by Robert Scoble regarding...

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Job Listing Lends Further Credence to Apple's...

Earlier this month, we reported that Apple may have acquired Swiss real-time motion capture firm Faceshift, based on the company's corporate directors stepping down in August and being replaced by Martin Frey, a mergers and acquisitions attorney at Baker & McKenzie. Apple has frequently used Baker & McKenzie's services around the world, including management of some of Apple's Swiss trademarks.

Lending further credence to the rumor, Apple has posted a job listing for a PhD-level Software Engineering position within its Camera and Media Algorithms Group. The listing provides a generic location of Apple's Swiss corporate headquarters at Löwenstrasse 29 in Zurich, Switzerland, but the highly technical skills and experience required for the job suggest it may be...

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9to5Toys Last Call: 12-inch MacBook $1,150, Super...

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

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iPhone 6 & 6 Plus cases will fit Apple's...

With only minor tweaks to the design of the iPhone 6, cases designed for last year's handset should properly fit the iPhone 6s series when it launches later this month, meaning upgraders won't need to buy new accessories.

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Apple discontinues combined Apple Watch + iPhone...


On the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus announcement day, Apple increased the pricing of its AppleCare+ protection plan from $99 to $129. We’ve since discovered that Apple has additionally discontinued its combined plans for the Apple Watch and iPhone. Since the launch of the Apple Watch earlier this year, Apple offered combined packages that allowed a customer to protect both devices on a single plan. Now, customers must purchase both plans separately. The combined packages did not bring any discount or value over purchasing the plans separately, so the discontinuation of the program does not come as a...

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KGI: iPhone 6s Plus constraints due to display...

While the 4.7-inch iPhone 6s on some U.S. carriers is still available for delivery on the September 25th launch date, nearly all of the larger, 5.5-inch iPhone 6s Plus models are now scheduled to deliver in 3-4 weeks for new orders. According to KGI Securities, this is not entirely due to high demand for the largest iPhone model. According to a new note from the firm, the constraints are actually due to supply problems with the 6s Plus’s backlight hardware:

We believe Radiant is receiving rush orders, because Minebea is having production issues. This tells us that Radiant is more skilled at producing backlight module for 6S Plus given its accumulated abundant experience supplying the backlight...

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AT&T Mobility head: Let's cool it with the...

Hoping to splash a bit of cold water on Verizon's 5G testing news, AT&T Mobility chief Glenn Lurie is promoting a "wait and see" approach for the next generation of wireless technology. "We're not at a point to be making promises or commitments...

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Apple shutting down HopStop transit app in October...

Apple acquired transit mapping startup HopStop in 2013 to help form the basis of the new transit mapping feature in iOS 9. Now, as is tradition when Apple launches a product based off of an acquired technology, Apple says it is shutting down the still-running HopStop app in October. This message was shared as a banner on HopStop’s website:

Unfortunately, Apple shutting down the HopStop service will create a gap in transit support. According to its...

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iPhone 6s Plus expected to be constrained at launch...

With preorders underway for the iPhone 6s and its larger counterpart, the 5.5-inch iPhone 6s Plus is expected to see limited supply at launch, due to apparent production issues related to the handset's backlight.

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Confirmed: 2GB RAM in new iPhones, 4GB in iPad Pro

Image via @hamzasood on Twitter

It looks like the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus and iPad Pro will all come with a heapin' helpin' of RAM. Thanks to developer Hamza Sood, who cleverly figured out a way to get the Xcode iOS simulator to display RAM amounts, it appears that the new iPhones will come with 2GB of RAM (double the amount in the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus) and the iPad Pro will have 4GB of RAM available (twice the RAM of the iPad Air 2).

Sood ran a small test application that contained three images that are included or excluded dynamically based on RAM available in a device. The app was run in the iOS simulator, which should produce results identical to those seen when running the app on a real device. 

We'll have to wait until iFixit does teardowns of the new iPhones and iPad Pro to see if Apple chose to switch to LPDDR4 RAM instead of the LPDDR3 RAM used in the current top-of-the-line devices. If so, that would make the memory in the devices a bit faster than...

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iPhone 6s Plus in Short Supply Due to Backlight...

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has issued a note to investors that claims the iPhone 6s Plus is facing supply shortages amid pre-orders due to backlight module production issues at Japanese supplier Minebea.

Kuo says that Apple is looking to resolve the problem by transferring backlight module orders to alternative supplier Radiant. The supplier will see its orders increase by 70-80% to 4-5 million units in September.We believe Minebea’s (JP) backlight module production issues in supplying iPhone 6S Plus (6S Plus) is one of the main factors in the model’s supply shortage. To tackle this issue, we believe Apple (US) has been increasingly transferring high-ASP 6S Plus backlight module orders to Radiant (6176 TT, NT$106.5, OP), boosting its sales momentum.While shipping estimates for the iPhone 6s Plus have slipped to 3-4 weeks or later for most models, Kuo believes the primary reason is...

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Plex's powerful media streaming is finally...

AirPlay support makes Apple TV’s a compelling streaming media option for anyone fully invested in Apple’s wider ecosystem, but the pint-sized set-top box suffers from a glaring hole for folks with a large library of locally stored music and movies: There’s no Plex app. Good news, media streamers! It’s coming.

ITWorld contributor Swapnil Bhartiya reached out to Plex co-founder Scott Olechowski after the unveiling of the new Apple TV and Apple’s tvOS operating system. Olechowski made it clear that Plex will finally land on Apple’s media streamer in the future.


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Google AdSense for iOS hits 3.0 w/ iPhone 6 & 6...

Google has this morning pushed an update to AdSense for iOS, bringing many features that other apps in the Mountain View company’s catalog received months ago. While it may not be the most popular app outside of publishing and creative circles, the AdSense app has today been updated with support for Native iPhone 6 and 6 Plus resolution, Material Design, and more.

Rounding out the update is support for Hindi and Malay, a new icon for the Home Screen, more metrics, and a today center widget. The last of these, in case you aren’t aware, is a new widget for the Today section of Notification Center. On it, you’ll find four metrics for quick access: Today so far, Page views, Clicks, and Page RPM. It also tells you when the widget was last updated.

While Google’s apps for iOS have...

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Microsoft unveils new Windows 10 devices on October...

Microsoft will host an event featuring new Windows 10 devices plus remarks from CEO Satya Nadella on October 6th in New York City. The briefing (fittingly) begins and 10AM ET. Microsoft is light on specifics, but it promises Windows 10 hardware, so...

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Demand for Smart Wearables Dramatically on the Rise...

A new report today notes that with advancements driven by user interface (UI) and features, smart wearables are on track to surpass the lower priced, less functional basic wearable category in 2018. At present Apple's watchOS has a commanding lead.

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Cyanogen will get cozy with Microsoft's Cortana

You can use Microsoft's Cortana voice assistant on Android right now, but it's not really integrated with Android. There's only so much the developers can do when they don't control the operating system. If Cyanogen has its way, though, you'll soon...

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Tim Cook on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert...

Just a reminder to set your DVR.

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iPhone 6s, 6s Plus pre-orders begin, ship times slip...

The good news is that the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus handsets are now available for pre-order.

The bad news is that the one you wanted is selling like hotcakes and shipping times have slipped.

Several of the new iPhone models are now displaying shipping estimates of 2-3 weeks. Models in the new Rose Gold color are the most heavily affected, particularly in the United States.

In the United States, Rose Gold T-Mobile iPhone 6s Plus models in 64 GB and 128 GB capacities slipped to 2-3 weeks very soon after pre-orders began, and more recently the following models have also moved to 2-3 weeks as of 2 AM Pacific Time:

– Rose...

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TSMC rumored to be exclusive manufacturer for Apple...

Taiwan's TSMC is set to become the exclusive manufacturer of an Apple "A10" processor for next-generation iPhones, cutting Samsung out of the loop, according to a new rumor.

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The MacBook Air is on the path to extinction

Are the iPad Air’s days numbered? Really interesting article.

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Apple says iPhone 6s sales will beat last year'...

iPhones are more popular than ever before, even though the 6s and 6s Plus don’t look all that different from last year’s models. Apple said Monday that it expects to sell more than 10 million new phones on launch weekend, beating last year’s first-weekend record.

“Customer response to iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus has been extremely positive and preorders this weekend were very strong around the world,” Apple said in a statement to CNBC. “We are on pace to beat last year’s 10 million unit first-weekend record when the new iPhones go on sale September 25.”

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Only Apple can make the perfect stylus it once...

It’s all about the latency. Make the latency disappear and then developers can really go to town.

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Developer confirms 2 GB of RAM for iPhone 6s, 6s...

This is pretty clever.

Developer Hamza Sood was able to use asset catalogs associated with the Xcode 7 Golden Master to confirm the rumors around the iPhone 6s and iPad Pro RAM specifications. The catalogs confirm that the iPhone 6s has 2 GB of RAM, up from 1 GB in the iPhone 6, and the iPad Pro has 4 GB RAM, a 100% increase from the 2 GB in the iPad Air 2’s A8X chip.

RAM upgrades for the iPhones has been somewhat overdue, with many complaining apps have to relaunch too frequently on current hardware, especially on the iPhone 6 Plus. RAM affects how much app data the device can keep in memory at once. This is often seen through the number...

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Etsy helps sellers produce more by connecting them...

In recent months, Etsy announced a few new initiatives to make selling goods on its site a bit eaiser. Following crowdfunding and same-day delivery efforts, the online retail hub plans to take on manufacturing next. With a beta phase that'll begin...

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Nomad doubles down on Apple Watch with Pod Pro...

Perhaps best known for its excellent Stand for Apple Watch (reviewed here), Nomad Goods today unveiled Pod Pro — a more powerful sequel to its unique portable Pod charging dock for Apple Watch (...

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External Link: Josh Centers Evaluates Apple’s New...

Josh Centers once again joined The Tech Night Owl podcast to discuss Apple’s latest round of announcements. Josh explains why the fall event wasn’t a bore, why Apple is not a church, and why the debate over whether the iPad is a consumption or creation device was stupid. He also offers some advice for those considering an iPad Pro, and of course, delves into the new Apple TV.


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Apple Watch sales expand to John Lewis, Curry's...

British consumers will soon have two new options for buying an Apple Watch at retail as department store John Lewis and electronics chain Curry's will carry the wearable starting on Sept. 18.

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Need to track down a missing iPhone? The Duet can do...

I have a friend whose iPhone is always running away and hiding. At least that's what my friend says. The more jaded among might claim that she's the one who misplaces it, drops in a glass of water, and, well, you get the idea.

My friend needs Protag's US$29.99 Duet, a Bluetooth device designed to help you keep track of your smartphone. It automatically alerts you when your phone gets outside a 32-foot range of the device.

The Duet is compatible with both iOS and Android devices. It's a small tag that attaches to your keychain, bag, wallet — or slips into your pocket.

The Duet works both ways. Thanks to an app that you can download from the Apple App store, the Duet goes beyond a range of 32 feet from the phone that's with you, the phone will sound a notification that the Duet is missing. You can track up to 10 Duets from one phone, which is very handy for a multi-iPhone...

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First Weekend iPhone 6s Pre-Orders hit 10 Million...

In July we posted a report titled "Apple Cranking Up the iPhone 6's Success Story by Placing Massive Orders for their Next Smartphone." Today, Apple spokeswoman Trudy Muller said the company is "on pace" to surpass ...

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Tidal kicks it old school by selling Prince CDs

Jay-Z's Tidal service may believe that streaming music is the future, but it's apparently willing to embrace the past... in certain circumstances, at least. Hot on the heels of launching his latest album on Tidal as a streaming exclusive, Prince is...

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Phil, Sir Jony, and Angela

Om Malik was at the Apple Event and had the chance to snap a few photos. Take a look.

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Paragon Software Group releases new English-German...

Paragon Software Group (www.paragon-software.com) has added the English-German Dictionary for Dentistry Specialists and Maxillofacial Surgeons to its Operator’s Dictionary product line for professionals.

The app covers the latest vocabulary – words, collocations and phrases, in the field of dentistry and maxillofacial surgery, and serves as an offline translation tool. It supports Mac OS X, iOS and Android devices.

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iPhone 6s and 6s Plus sales off to a raging start

Apple says it's on pace to beat last year's iPhone first-weekend record. Apple shares rose in premarket trading following the announcement.

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New iPhones on pace to beat previous iPhones'...

Apple says it's on pace to beat last year's iPhone first-weekend record. Apple shares rose in premarket trading following the announcement. 

"Customer response to iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus has been extremely positive and preorders this weekend were very strong around the world," the company told CBNC in a statement. "We are on pace to beat last year's 10 million unit first-weekend record when the new iPhones go on sale September 25. As many customers noticed, the online demand for iPhone 6s Plus has been exceptionally strong and exceeded our own forecasts for the preorder period. We are working to catch up as quickly as we can, and we will have iPhone 6s Plus as well as iPhone 6s units available at Apple retail stores when they open next Friday."

iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus pre-orders started began Saturday, Sept. 12, at 12:01 a.m. (Pacific). While most iPhone 6s Plus...

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