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Tuesday December 2

09:42
Cocktail 8.1 - General maintenance and optimization...

Cocktail is a general purpose utility for OS X that lets you clean, repair and optimize your Mac. It is a powerful digital toolset that helps hundreds of thousands of Mac users around the world get the most out of their computers every day.

The application serves up a perfect mix of maintenance tools and tweaks, all accessible through a clean and easy to use interface. Cocktail's features are arranged into five categories that helps you manage various aspects of your computer. It also comes with an automatic Pilot-mode that allows you to simply press a button and relax, knowing that Cocktail will take care of the rest.



Version 8.1:

Note: Cocktail (Yosemite Edition) requires OS X 10.10 Yosemite to run.

  • Major improvements on the "Clear Internet caches" procedure
  • Added compatibility with the latest versions of Safari, Google Chrome, Firefox, OmniWeb and Opera
  • Fixed compatibility issues...

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09:38
Name your own price Mac software bundle

Make your days more productive with this bundle of awesome Mac apps! Name your own price for Paperless, Data Backup 3 and Pixa, and if you pay more than the average price you’ll receive all the apps in the bundle plus an e-learning course that’ll teach you to master them all.

Looking at the page, the average price is pretty low for these 10 apps.

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09:35
Elgato introduces Thunderbolt 2 Dock with 4K video

Elgato (www.elgato.com) has introduced the Thunderbolt 2 Dock. Featuring 20 Gb/s bandwidth and support for HDMI displays with up to 4K resolution, it provides a leap in performance over the first generation of Thunderbolt docks.

What's more, Elgato Thunderbolt 2 Dock offers an improved, amplified audio output as well as stand-alone USB charging. It comes in an aluminum enclosure designed to complement the silver design of Apple's Mac notebooks. It offers two Thunderbolt 2 ports, three USB 3.0 ports, HDMI, Gigabit Ethernet, amplified Audio out and microphone in.

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09:35
Sprint pledges to cut bills in half for switching...

Sprint is stepping up its efforts to pull customers away from other carriers after its double data promotion ended, by offering to halve their bills instead. The aggressive promotion offers to provide customers on AT&T and Verizon a subscription at half the cost of its competitors, while still providing unlimited voice minutes, unlimited texts, and an equivalent amount of data to their old plan....



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09:33
What’s new: November 2014

November was a month full of updates in response to customer feedback. Dropbox support has been added across Office for iPad, iPhone, and Android. Office for Android tablets entered preview. Clutter and enhanced bulk mail filtering help improve your email experience. On sign-in we’ve streamlined Yammer and Office 365 sign-in, including new SAML and multi-factor authentication options. Office 365 Video is a completely new video portal experience making it simpler to upload and share videos across your organization. Leave us a comment to let us know what your favorite new feature is. If you missed last month’s updates, see What’s New: October 2014.

 

Office 365 Personal, Office 365 Home, and Office 365 University updates:

Office for iPad and iPhone now support Dropbox – With the next updates to...

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09:29
Eddy Cue discusses Apple’s ongoing ebooks litigation...

Apple SVP Eddy Cue with Beats founders Dr Dre and Jimmy Iovine

In a new interview with Fortune, Apple’s SVP of Internet and Software Services Eddy Cue opened up about Apple’s ongoing ebooks litigation ahead of the company’s December 15th appearance before a federal appeals court. Apple formally appealed the ebooks antitrust ruling earlier this year after a judge ruled in favor of the Department of Justice in 2013 claiming that Apple conspired with ebook publishers to raise prices.

“We feel we have to fight for the truth,” says Cue. “Luckily, Tim feels exactly like I do,” he...

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09:14
Google Chromecast Leapfrogs Apple TV as the Aging...

Amid persistent rumors of substantial upgrades, the current Apple TV is beginning to show its age, losing ground in the streaming media device marketplace to rival Google Chromecast and Roku in the first three quarters of 2014, according to market researcher Parks Associates as reported by CNET. Apple's decline comes at a time when interest in streaming media devices is on the upswing, with 10 percent of households buying at least one media player this year.

Despite a decent drop in market share over the past year amid increased competition, Roku remains the leader among set-top boxes and streaming media sticks, accounting for 29 percent of the market in the 9-month period, down from 46 percent in 2013. Google's Chromecast stick had a strong showing in 2014, climbing to the number two...

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09:11
Amex Mobile iPhone app adds easy account login w/...

American Express updated its Amex Mobile app today with one notable new feature: the ability to login into your account using Touch ID.

Log-in securely with the same user ID and Password you use on americanexpress.com. And now, enjoy quicker access with Touch ID, available for supported devices with iOS 8.

The new features utilizes Apple’s Touch ID finger print sensor, which in iOS 8 was opened to third-party apps for logins after previously being reserved for unlocking the device itself and authenticating App Store and iTunes purchases. For that reason the new feature is only supported on devices with TouchID running iOS 8. Devices with Touch ID include iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2 Plus, and iPad mini 3. 

The updated...

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09:04
CNBC Interviews HP's CTO on the Future of...

CNBC interviewed Martin Fink, HP CTO in Barcelona earlier today who discussed how Hewlett-Packard is rethinking storage and memory in the world of computing. Computers for 60 years have been based on three basic components: The processor, main memory and big storage (for permanent storage). HP's project called "The Machine" will basically collapse those layers into one and change the architecture of computing forever. It will apply to servers, the cloud and eventually to appliances, desktops, notebooks, smartphones and everything that's a part of the Internet of Things (IoT). Fink noted that the technology will allow for a hundred terabytes on your future smartphone. One of the surprising applications could be how a service like Netflix could be embedded into future modems in an all-new way and Fink talks about that scenario in this video. Our full report touches on the basics of this revolutionary architecture.

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09:00
Why Office 365 is the best choice for collaboration

The rise of mobile technology and cloud computing has transformed the way we work, making collaboration not only easier, but also essential for the success of every organization. There are now more mobile devices than people worldwide, according to a report by Cisco, and work increasingly occurs outside of offices—in homes, hotels, airports, coffee shops, and other temporary spaces. As a result, the trend toward greater mobility, and the need for more efficient collaboration across the web and across devices, is accelerating every year.

The IBM Global CIO Study, found that 49 percent of an individuals’ work is the result of “network contribution” by fellow employees and partners. Yet 80 percent of employees are ineffective at collaboration, according to...

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09:00
UBS finds smartwatch interest is on the rise,...

MacRumors reports that a recent survey conducted by UBS indicates that overall interest in the smartwatch market is on the rise, a trend likely influenced by the upcoming release of the Apple Watch.

In a survey sent out to 4,000 people across five c...

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08:36
FBI warns of severe malware attack, likely used in...

Not specifically naming any names, the FBI has warned that a major cyberattack has taken place against US businesses in the last two weeks. The advisory, likely given in the wake of the enormous Sony breach, gave some details about the tools used in the assault, and gave advice to the businesses on how to respond to the package, which included informing the FBI....



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08:28
External Link: The App Store Rule Apple Ignores

The App Store has a number of rules that Apple stringently enforces, but as developer Marco Arment points out, there’s one it outright ignores: the ban against using push notifications for promotional purposes. Apple itself violated this rule during its Apps for RED campaign, sending a push notification to iOS users from the App Store app to announce it.

 

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08:27
Sprint announces ‘Cut Your Bill in Half’ promo for...

Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure teasing the new promotion

Sprint today announced a new campaign to attract wireless customers from competitors AT&T and Verizon with aggressively priced plans and an offer to help pay switching fees. Under the new promotion, which Sprint’s recently appointed CEO Marcelo Claure previously teased, the wireless carrier will offer to match Verizon and AT&T plans at half the cost for customers switching to Sprint.

Sprint says the ‘Cut Your Bill in Half Event’ will kick off this Friday, December 5th, both in its retail stores and online through...

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08:19
News: Report: MacBook-sized “iPad Air Plus” planned...

Speculation as to the actual size of a larger next-generation iPad is continuing, as a report from Japanese magazine Mac Fan (via MacOtakara) purports to offer specifics as to the device’s dimensions and features. A schematic suggests a design nearly identical to the iPad Air 2, only with a larger 12.2” screen and a total of four speakers spread across the top and bottom of the tablet for orientation-agnostic stereo sound. Mac Fan claims…

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08:18
Apple's Eddy Cue speaks out on iBooks price...

Days before an appeals court will revisit Apple's iBooks price fixing case, the head of the company's digital content business has spoken out on why Apple continues to fight the government's antitrust allegations, calling it a "fight for the truth."

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08:16
iPhone Shortages Not Helping RadioShack as Consumer...

As a longtime key retail partner for Apple, RadioShack is once again offering the iPhone this holiday season, but finding the phone on the retailer's shelves may be difficult, reports Mitch Nolen for Seeking Alpha. According to Nolen, RadioShack stores nationwide are reporting massive shortages in iPhone units with most models not available in stores during the important holiday shopping season.

RadioShack currently advertises the iPhone on its website with no ability to purchase the phone online. Users instead are directed to find a RadioShack store to purchase a unit, but many stores do not stock the iPhone, offering only a "Ship To Store" option that takes several days to fulfill. This method of inventory is markedly different from competitors like...

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08:00
7-year-old boy cleverly thwarts Apple's iPhone...

Matthew Green, cryptography professor at Johns Hopkins, knows all about iPhone security and apparently so does his 7-year-old son, Harrison. According to CNN Money, the child was able to bypass Apple's Touch ID security measures and access Angry Bird...

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07:54
Canaccord Raises AAPL Target on Demand for High-...

Demand for Apple's recently released iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus still high, Canaccord Genuity analyst Michael Walkley is raising his target price for the company's stock from US$120 up to $135. That demand is targeted mostly at the higher capacity 64GB and 128GB models, which he says offer higher profit margins.

The Mac Observer Spin: Consumers were clearly ready for bigger screen and higher capacity iPhones, and that demand doesn't seem to be letting up. It's looking like Apple will be able to sell iPhones as fast is it can make them through the holiday buying season.


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07:53
How To View What Payloads Do To Devices

You can see exactly what Bushel, and other MDM platforms do to your OS X devices using the System Information utility. As with all Mobile Device Management (MDM) solutions that interface with OS X, you can use the About this Mac menu item under the Apple menu at the top of the screen to bring up the System Information utility. When you open this tool, you will see a lot of information that can be derived about your devices. Scroll down the list and click on Profiles. Here, you will see all of the Device and User profiles that have been installed on your computer, the payloads within each profile and the keys within each payload.

Inside each profile there are a few pieces of information that define how the profile operates on the computer. Click on one to see the specific...

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07:35
Journalist-Tracking Uber Exec Gets Vague Hand Slap


Uber has disciplined a company executive accused of using an internal tool to track a journalist's whereabouts, it said. The company offered no details about the nature of that reprimand, however, or about the possibility of taking similar action against another executive who publicly suggested the possibility of targeting journalists with a smear campaign. Attention focused on Mohrer last month when a reporter accused him of using an internal tool called "God View" to look up her travel data as she made her way to a meeting with him.

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07:30
Flickr Find: A penny for his thoughts

As captured by Flickr member Sam, Rex obviously is pleased with his new nerdy sticker from Steekly, but what else is he watching on his Mac that is making him grin with that great big dino smile. The finer moments in Jurassic Park, maybe?

Did you kn...

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07:15
Briefly: Realmac Typed release, Pixelegg's Elk...

Realmac Software today announced the immediate availability of Typed. Typed uses Markdown, the widely-used standard for writing on the web, making it easy to create online content without needing to know HTML. The app exports text in HTML, RTF and PDF formats. Typed features running word counts, a full-screen writing mode, full HTML preview, and a "zen mode" that has what the company calls "calming zen soundtracks" playing in the background. Typed is available for $20 from the Realmac Software website, and requires OS X Mavericks or newer....



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07:12
Tunnelblick 3.4.2 - GUI for OpenVPN. (Free)

Tunnelblick is a free, open source graphic user interface for OpenVPN on OS X. It provides easy control of OpenVPN client and/or server connections.

It comes as a ready-to-use application with all necessary binaries and drivers (including OpenVPN, easy-rsa, and tun/tap drivers). No additional installation is necessary -- just add your configuration and encryption information.

To use Tunnelblick you need access to a VPN server -- your computer is one end of the tunnel and the VPN server is the other end. For more information, see Getting VPN Service.

Support is provided by the Tunnelblick Discussion Group.

Version 3.4.2:

  • Security Update: Includes OpenVPN 2.3.6. See...

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07:07
Mock-up video surfaces of possible, larger next-gen...

They have a mock up video of the possible larger, next-gen iPad.

Per MacRumors and Nowhereelse.fr, YouTube user Canoopsy has created a video showing how an iPad Air Plus with those dimensions would measure up to Apple’s other devices including the company’s current iPads, iPhones and 13-inch MacBook Pro.

Some reports have noted that the larger iPad would carry a 12.9-inch display, however it’s also been suggested that Apple will opt for a 12.2-inch screen. A 12.2-inch iPad Air Plus is of course shown to be much bigger than Apple’s current line of iPhones and bigger than the iPad mini 3 and iPad Air 2, as it even approaches the display size of the 13-inch MacBook Pro.

The iPad Air Plus is said to...

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07:00
edX and Office Mix

When we launched Office Mix, a key scenario was providing an easy way for educators to create and share interactive lectures online. In the past few months, we’ve been delighted to see educators from around the world create online lectures and courses leveraging PowerPoint and Office Mix. We’re constantly updating Office Mix based on feedback, and if you haven’t tried it yet, download the newest version at OfficeMix.com today!

Today we’re pleased to share news about an exciting new partnership with edX. EdX is a non-profit online initiative created by founding partners Harvard and MIT that offers interactive online classes and MOOCs from the world’s best universities, colleges and organizations benefitting millions of students around the world. EdX hosts a web portal at www.edx.org for online education, and also sponsors Open edX—an open source initiative for developers to create a next-generation online...

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07:00
Dropbox adds file/folder renaming and Office...

Dropbox updated its iOS app with several new features, including the long-awaited ability to rename files and folders. There's also a new "edit" option that allows users to edit Office documents in Microsoft's Office for iOS apps and then save them b...

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06:52
SwiftKey enables Stephen Hawking to communicate...

SwiftKey announced on Tuesday that it has collaborated with Intel on an ambitious project for the past two years: improving the communication system of Stephen Hawking. The custom keyboard maker makes it easier for the well-known scientist, who has motor neurone disease, to predict full words, based on a small sensor activated by a muscle in his cheek.

SwiftKey has integrated its technology into Hawking’s communication system to provide him with tailored predictions and autocorrections, citing that the scientist’s mistakes are much different than those of the average smartphone user. Hawking is an accurate and precise speller, whereas many users of the keyboard are sending fast, sloppy texts or tweets.

Hawking...

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06:50
Apple co-founder to star in technology-based reality...

You may not be a fan of reality television, but what if a show had Woz in it?

Per Gizmodo, engineer, philanthropist, Apple co-founder and Gizmodo contributor Steve Wozniak is teaming up with Mythbusters’ Kari Byron for an upcoming reality show called “The Woz”.

The show will feature Woz testing futuristic gadgets hands-on. The press release says it “introduces the audience to facilities where science fiction is quickly becoming reality.”

That’s all that’s known so far and reporters are reaching out to producers and and Steve Wozniak alike himself for more information. It’s unknown when or where it will air (it looks like they pitched it to Discovery already) but this pedigree should be pretty nifty.

As always, let us know what you make of...

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06:46
As Apple still struggles to meet iPhone 6 demand,...

Investment firm Canaccord Genuity raised its price target on shares of Apple to $135 on Tuesday, citing its latest survey showing supply constraints for the higher-capacity iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, signaling higher average selling prices and greater profits for the company's handset division.

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06:35
Daily Deal: The iPhone 6 CS Slim Armor Bundle, $34.99

In today’s iLounge Deal we’re offering you a Spigen iPhone 6 CS Armor Bundle for only $34.99 – almost 60% off the normal price. Incorporating an ultra-protective case, GLAS.tR screen guard, and LCD cleaner, this bundle gives you everything you need to keep your iPhone 6 safe and sound. The Slim Armor CS hard case uses Air Cushion Technology to provide maximum protection with shock absorption while not bulking up the iPhone 6. The GLAS.tR…

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06:34
Cook visits Georgetown Apple Store; new Toledo...

(Updated with Portland store revamp) As a part of the company's World AIDS Day promotions yesterday, Apple CEO Tim Cook made a surprise visit to the Georgetown Apple Store in Washington, DC. He posted photos of the event on Twitter, which also show him meeting with Deborah Dugan, the CEO of anti-AIDS organization (RED). In a tweet of her own, Dugan thanks Apple for feeding over $75 million to (RED) since 2006, through specially-branded accessories and iPods. Apple doesn't offer (RED)-branded Macs, iPhones, or iPads....



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06:30
Was Apple’s iPod DRM illegal? Starting today, a jury...


The Free Software Foundation launched an anti-DRM campaign in 2006 called "defective by design." Apple's iPod was immediately a focus. Free Software Foundation

SAN FRANCISCO—This morning, Apple will begin a duel over claims that it used copy-protection schemes known as "digital rights management," or DRM, to illegally manipulate the market for iPods. The lawsuit, filed nearly 10 years ago, puts some legal firepower behind activists' claims that the copy-protection DRM is "defective by design."

Lawyers representing a class of nearly eight million consumers will put their case to a jury of eight men and women in an Oakland federal courtroom. The plaintiffs say that Apple's "FairPlay" system "locked in" its customers,...

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06:19
Sonnet announces new PCI Express SSD card

Sonnet Technologies has announced the Tempo PCIe SSD PCI Express (PCIe) solid state drive (SSD) card with a 512GB SSD module, as the newest member of the Sonnet Tempo family of high-performance storage cards.

The Sonnet PCIe SSD card serves as an ultra-fast alternative to traditional storage solutions, mounting a high-performance PCIe SSD on a card that installs into a computer's PCIe expansion card slot, according to Robert Farnsworth, CEO of Sonnet Technologies. It's a low-profile PCIe 2.0 card with an attached M.2 PCIe SSD providing 512GB of storage.

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06:17
Antitrust laws could cost Apple $1 billion in iTunes...

Though plaintiffs are seeking $350 million in damages in a case alleging that Apple created an unfair monopoly with its iTunes Music Store, U.S. antitrust laws say the final damages could be triple that amount, exceeding $1 billion.

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06:00
Typed brings a touch of Zen to a minimalist Markdown...

This seems to be the week for great new text editors. First, we had Desk, a new minimalist Mac writing environment that works great with many blogging platforms including WordPress, Blogger, Tumblr, Facebook,and more. I liked its totally distraction-...

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05:58
Apple Co-founder Woz, Kari Byron Team Up for Reality...

Apple Co-founder Steve Wozniak and former Mythbuster Kari Byron have teamed up to make a new reality show where the two text futuristic new gadgets. The show, called The Woz," hasn't been picked up yet, but the two have been working together filming for potential episodes.

The Mac Observer Spin: Kari Byron is smart and fun, and so is Woz. Seeing the two together playing with new technology sounds like loads of fun. Some network needs to sign them right away.


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05:39
∞ Yesterday’s live U2 performance, with a little...

Bono was recuperating from his bike accident, so he got Chris Martin, Carrie Underwood, Kanye West, Bruce Springsteen, and Bill Clinton to fill in. Not too shabby. The band was brilliant.

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05:34
How Stephen Hawking speaks and spells

EE Times:

When he was diagnosed, Hawking had not even finished his doctorate in physics. He was given two years to live. However, with the help of technology from the self-proclaimed “rocket scientist” Walt Waltosz, who personally wrote the software that allowed him to get his life back, Hawking was able not only to speak to others but also to write the book A Brief History of Time…

∞ Read this on The Loop

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05:27
Apple heads to trial over billion dollar iTunes...

Reuters:

Opening statements are scheduled to begin on Tuesday in an Oakland, California, federal court in the long-running class action, brought by a group of individuals and businesses who purchased iPods between 2006 and 2009. They say a 2006 iTunes update dictated that iTunes music could only be played on iPods, unfairly blocking competing device makers.

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05:27
Toledo, Ohio, Apple Store opens Saturday – along...

Apple has confirmed that its new retail store in Franklin Park Mall, Toledo, is opening at 9am on Saturday. The Starwood-owned mall is located at 5001 Monroe Street, and the store occupies the former Charlotte Russe space, next to Williams Sonoma.

As usual with new Apple Store openings, the first 1000 people to enter the store will receive a free commemorative t-shirt … 

IFOstore‘s Gary Allen tweets that the store has clearly been planned for many years, as its rollout number is 266, while other new stores are all in the 600s. The opening has been announced on Apple’s website.

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05:15
Best SSDs for the money

Tom’s hardware puts a number of solid-state-drives through their paces, lays it all out for you.

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05:12
Future iPhone will protect itself from falls by...

International Business Times:

A future iPhone could protect itself from falls by using the vibration motor to adjust its centre of gravity, meaning smashed screens may be a thing of the future-past.

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05:05
Apple Granted 32 Patents Today Covering Advanced...

The US Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 32 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover two major design patents along with granted patents for personalized vocabulary for Siri and free fall protection for a future version of the iPhone. We wrap up this week's granted patent report with our traditional listing of the remaining granted patents that were issued to Apple today.

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05:00
Quick-Tip: Menu Items Modifier Keys In OS X

A modifier key is a key that when held in combination with another key, causes a unique behavior. For example, Command-c copies highlighted data to your clipboard. The Finder modifier keys are pretty well documented. But a number of menu items support modifier keys as well. For example:

  • Click on the Dropbox item in your menu, you’ll be able to see the status of files that have sync’d as well as a cogwheel with the typical settings for an app like Dropbox. Option-click on the Dropbox menu item, you’ll see the items under the cogwheel menu.
  • Option-click the Wi-Fi menu item to see extended Wi-Fi information.
  • Option-click Bluetooth, you’ll see version and MAC address information for your bluetooth interface (note that the extended options are usually greyed out/informational).
  • Option-click on the sound menu item and you can switch input and output devices (these extended options are actually shown as you can switch between things).
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05:00
Mac: Elgato Thunderbolt 2 Dock

It was only a half year ago that we were writing about Elgato’s original Thunderbolt Dock, a handsome little hub designed to connect a bundle of peripherals to any Thunderbolt-equipped Mac. Now Elgato’s back with the Thunderbolt 2 Dock ($230), a remixed version that looks mostly the same but adds throughput to accommodate Thunderbolt 2-equipped Macs and accessories. Still made from aluminum with a black plastic core, the Thunderbolt 2 Dock rearranges and enhances its predecessor’s ports, shipping with a power supply, 1.6-foot Thunderbolt cable, and either one U.S. or two European wall plugs, depending on where it’s purchased. Read on for our hands-on impressions.
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04:55
Hands On: Matchstick Memories (iOS)

It wasn't long ago that the match three and puzzle genre were thought to be one trick ponies. Games like Bejeweled are popular, but lacking for long-term play. However, developers are now using these overlooked genres to create new games with deep story lines and interesting game mechanics. One such game is Matchstick Memories by CH Buckingham....



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04:45
Mockup video gives a sense of the size of the long-...

Following last week’s claimed leaked schematics for the long-rumored larger iPad, in which the screen size was shown as 12.2-inches, a YouTube channel has put together a mockup video putting the size into context.

The video by tech channel Canoopsy shows the iPad Pro mockup compared in size to everything from the iPhone 5 through to the iPad Air 2 – then places it against a 13-inch MacBook Pro, showing that it is almost exactly the same height and just a little less wide.

The idea of a 12.2-inch display was first posted by MacOtakara, which also suggested a 7mm thickness. Most previous rumors had pegged the screen size at a slightly...

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04:35
Periscope Pro updated with Mac OS X Yosemite...

ZipZapMac has released Periscope Pro 2.3, an update of its video surveillance app for Mac OS X. The upgrade is compatible with Mac OS X Yosemite.

Periscope Pro works with the Mac’s built-in camera, as well as third party cameras and IP-cameras. Just plug in a video camera, click when and where prompted, and you’re set.

Periscope Pro requires Mac OS X 10.8 or higher and costs US$19.99. For more info go to http://zipzapmac.com/PeriscopePro .

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04:32
Kool Tools: Quark Author

Quark Software's Quark Author (http://tinyurl.com/ncdzyqt) is Web-based software that allows business users and subject matter experts to create structured content within a word processor-like environment that keeps XML behind the scenes.

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04:21
Tim Cook visits Georgetown, DC, store as Apple...

Apple CEO Tim Cook tweeted a couple of photos of a visit yesterday to the Apple Store in Georgetown, Washington DC, to help promote World AIDS Day. He was accompanied by (RED) CEO Deborah Dugan, who tweeted a couple of additional photos from the visit (show below) … 

Cook tweeted that Apple Stores around the world were RED, a reference to white Apple logos being replaced by red ones, and staff wearing red t-shirts.

Apple stores around the world are RED today for #WorldAIDSDay....

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04:09
More than 1/3 of U.S. adult smartphone users make...

Video calling is growing into a key mainstream activity on smartphones, with high adoption rates in some markets, according to a survey by Gartner, Inc. (www.gartner.com). The survey, which was conducted in June 2014, surveyed more than 6,500 U.S. and German consumers about their technology usage and attitudes in order to gain a better picture of how devices are used for work and leisure. 

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04:00
Call of Duty: Heroes is about rote strategy, not...

At any given moment in the immensely popular Call of Duty first-person shooter games on consoles and computers, you might blast your way through a crumbling near-future city, dominate worldwide competition in frantic online shootouts, or survive a horrific zombie uprising with a small group of allies.

By contrast, Call of Duty: Heroes (free) for iPhone and iPad finds you tapping your way through menus, watching your automated soldiers fire assault rifles at large buildings until they blow up, and waiting for timers to tick down. Quite a difference, no? Veterans of a certain lightweight freemium strategy approach will recognize this as a modern-military themed take on Clash of Clans, and no doubt, Activision hopes that audience will move from one big brand to another.

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03:52
Thunderbird 31.3 - Email client from Mozilla. (Free)

As of July 2012, Thunderbird has transitioned to a new governance model, with new features being developed by the broader free software and open source community, and security fixes and improvements handled by Mozilla.

Thunderbird is a free, open-source, cross-platform e-mail and news client developed by the Mozilla Foundation. The project strategy is modeled after Mozilla Firefox, a project aimed at creating a Web browser.



Version 31.3:

  • Fixes an issue where using LDAP autocomplete could end up with blank entries in the compose addressing list
  • Fixes an issue where IRC participants were not removed from the display on leaving a channel.
  • Fixes a regression where Thunderbird wasn't respecting the skip integration option on the default client dialog.
  • Security fixes:
    • Apple CoreGraphics...

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03:49
Briefly: Google Fiber Austin sign-ups begin, NORAD...

Google has started to accept sign-ups for the Google Fiber "fiberhoods" in Austin. Starting with areas in the south and south-east of the city, residential customers can sign up for plans offering Gigabit Internet and TV services for $130 per month, Gigabit Internet alone for $70 per month, or a 5Mbps connection for no monthly charge but a $300 construction fee, with a business plan providing Gigabit Internet for $100 per month. Other parts of the city will be brought into the Google Fiber sign-up process in the future....



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03:45
Video Shows Size of 12.2-Inch 'iPad Air Plus...

Last week, Japanese magazine Mac Fan published possible schematics depicting the design of a 12.2-inch "iPad Pro" or "iPad Air Plus". The schematics suggested that the larger-screened tablet would carry dimensions of 305.31mm x 220.8mm x 7mm, or 12 inches x 8.7 inches x 0.28 inches, which is in line with previous rumors about the device. Now, YouTube user Canoopsy (via Nowhereelse.fr) has created a video showing how an iPad Air Plus with those dimensions would measure up to Apple's other devices including the company's current iPads, iPhones and 13-inch MacBook Pro.

Some reports have noted that the larger iPad would carry a 12....

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03:43
TeamViewer 10.0.36254 - Establish remote connections...

TeamViewer gives you remote control of any computer or Mac over the Internet within seconds, or can be used for online meetings. Find out why more than 200 million users trust TeamViewer!

Free for non-commercial users. Licensing terms for business users can be found here.



Version 10.0.36254:

  • Performance optimizations - TeamViewer 10 includes significant performance optimizations. CPU usage optimizations for multi-core processors, HD voice transmission quality, and faster login and load times for the Management Console are just a few examples.
  • Central setting policies - Apply setting policies, distribute them, and enforce them if necessary, all via the Management Console. Any changes to setting policies are automatically applied to all installations. IT Admins will be happy to know that importing .reg files is now a thing of the past.
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00:05
Apple patents active fall protection system that...

Apple on Tuesday was awarded a patent covering a futuristic iPhone protection system that can recognize when a phone is dropped, calculate an estimated point of impact and shift its center of gravity to avoid striking sensitive components.

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Monday December 1

22:28
Yosemite XSAN

Forums: Troubleshooting

Hi All,

I'm a storage admin and xsan is brand new to me. I'm currently trying to setup an xsan so that our video editors using final cut to store and share data. What are your thoughts of running XSAN on yosemite? also could someone point me to a set up documentation? found tons of admin docs for previous versions of xsan, but nothing for yosemite.

thank you!

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20:10
Review: Pioneer DJ HDJ-C70 on-ear headphones

Headphones for professional musicians and hardcore audio enthusiasts are in a different class than most mainstream options that flood retail space. Many focus on the pure sound signature and comfort needed for long sessions, leading to a focus on over-the-ear designs. To fill the gap in the market for on-ear headphones, Pioneer introduced the HDJ-C70. But does Pioneer's crack at a professional-grade on-ear model pay off, or should musicians and music fans seeking the best audio quality look elsewhere? Find out in our review....



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20:09
Tim Cook makes surprise visit to D.C. Apple Store in...

Apple CEO Tim Cook and (RED) chief Deborah Dugan visited a Washington, D.C. Apple Store in Georgetown on Monday to show support for World AIDS Day, a global event created to foster awareness about HIV/AIDS.

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20:00
Reviews: Pioneer DJ HDJ-C70 on-ear headphones

Headphones for professional musicians and hardcore audio enthusiasts are in a different class than most mainstream options that flood retail space. Many focus on the pure sound signature and comfort needed for long sessions, leading to a focus on over-the-ear designs. To fill the gap in the market for on-ear headphones, ......



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19:05
Apple closes iOS 8.1 signing window, eliminating...

Apple has closed the signing window for iOS 8.1 on compatible iPhone, iPad and iPod touch models, thereby eliminating the ability for users to downgrade to the software version. iOS 8.1.1, seeded as an over-the-air update a few weeks ago, is now the earliest software version that devices can be restored to.

If you are currently using an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch that is running iOS 8.1, keep in mind that you will be unable to ever go back to that software version if you upgrade at this point. The good news for jailbroken users is that an...

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19:02
Department of Justice employing ‘All Writs Act’ to...

As you’ve no doubt heard by now, the federal government is not a big fan of Apple’s decision to employ data protection measures on its iOS...

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18:53
Google Chromebooks overtake Apple iPads in education...

After years of holding a commanding lead in the U.S. education market, Apple's iPad was dethroned by Google's Chromebook over the third quarter of 2014, recent statistics show.

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18:35
[Sponsor] Padded Spaces: Where Gadgets Go to Relax

An elegant and easy way to store gadgets in the bedroom, iBedside caddy upgrades your nightly routine. Charge devices while keeping cables and devices out of sight, all within arms’ reach. And just as you begin to doze off, effortlessly release the magnetic shelf and rest your iPhone, too. Everyone gets recharged.

Prop ’n Go offers the comfort of positioning iPad, MacBook and more at 14 easily adjustable angles. Wrapped in contouring memory foam, Prop ‘n Go is perfect for keeping gadgets at just the right position while lounging on the couch or laying in bed. 

In-stock and shipping for free worldwide via Amazon US,...

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18:18
Apple sends rare push notification ad promoting App...

Apple on Monday sent out a rare self-promoting iOS push notification regarding the iOS App Store's (RED) campaign to help fight AIDS, though the unsolicited message turned out to be a cause of concern for certain users.

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18:17
Hands On: Hearts (iOS)

What makes a great puzzle game? Is it the capacity for complexity or the flashiness of the graphics? No, what truly makes a great puzzle game is the ability to engage a player and make them think. A good puzzle game doesn't need to be overly-complicated, but it does need to present interesting puzzles that need to be solved in a clever way. One such puzzle game is Hearts by By Snow Covered Games....



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18:13
The MythBusters take on Corning’s Gorilla Glass to...

The displays on most smartphones these days, including the iPhone, are made using Gorilla Glass from Corning, Inc., which is stronger and lighter than regular glass. Just how much stronger and lighter, exactly, is a question that was put to the test by MythBusters Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman as part of a promotional campaign by Corning.

The video (embedded below) puts two phones through quick drop and scratch tests before moving on to other applications for the glass, such as car windshields. A previous entry in the series covered the bendability of Gorilla Glass.

Filed under: Tech Industry Tagged: corning, gorilla glass ...

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17:21
Apple stock hit by brief mini crash of over 6...

Apple shares on Monday saw its most precipitous decline in three months after opening to unusually high trade volume, shedding as much as $40 billion in market value before rebounding to end the day down more than three percent.

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17:04
appLOUD for iPhone Allows Fans to Tip Bands, Post...

Have a band and want to monetize your fan base? There's an app for that called appLOUD. The free app allows fans and artists to post concert videos, and tag those videos with a band's Twitter handle and the band's genre hashtag. The app then automatically connects the video to iTunes and concert ticket sales, and it even allows fans to directly tip bands.

The Mac Observer Spin: If you like music, download the app. If you appreciate a good performance, pony up. If you know someone with a band, tell them about this.


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16:55
Is It Time to Give BSD a Try?


It's never easy to stand by and watch a relationship in trouble. First there's the constant bickering, the growing sense of distance, the discontented grumbling and snide remarks. Next, there are the wandering eyes and intentions, and the seeking out of greener pastures. For many longtime Linux users, the past few months have resembled the first phase of that progression as the Systemd Inferno has blazed higher and higher. And now? A seemingly innocent post inquires about "workaday software for BSD on the desktop."

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16:16
Intel Processors will Power Google Glass in 2015

News about the progress of Google Glass had fallen off the planet for a while. So much so that we posted a story a few weeks back titled "Google Glass, a Failure until Further Notice." Many in the press had written Google Glass off. We wondered if Google was simply looking for a killer app or trying to wind it down. We pointed to new patent filing that showed Google Glass could one day add a projector to its frame. Over the weekend we discovered a new Google Glass patent regarding the addition of biometric authentication. In the last 24 hours the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) has discovered that the project is undergoing a technological shift. Instead of using processors from Texas Instruments, Google Glass is to be powered by Intel Inside next year. How will this new launch for Google Glass be different from the rest? WSJ's Alistair Barr and Tanya Rivero discuss it in the noted video above. Our report below touches on possible new directions for Google Glass and the Company's patent...

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16:16
Apple Stores offer red logo for World AIDS Day

Following a promotional push to raise money for the Global Fund, using the "Apps for (RED)" even on the App Store to offer discounted prices or in-app purchases to help fund the fight against AIDs and other diseases, Apple on Monday tinted many of its iconic signs at its retail locations red to commemorate World AIDS Day, which is held every year on December 1. The tradition began in 2012 after Tim Cook became the CEO of the company, and follows precedents established by others since at least 1991....



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16:00
Today in the App Store -- the best free apps, new...

Here are some of the best free apps, app updates and new apps that have landed in the App Store recently. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can.

Apps Now Free

Coinverter [iPhone; Now...

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15:24
Marvel app allows developers to turn sketches into...

This could turn into something nifty.

Per TechCrunch, UK startup Marvel, which created an app that lets you turn sketches into app “prototypes” — had just one and a half month’s runway left after burning through the majority of a £60,000 investment from Haatch, has raised a £525,000 seed round from Connect Ventures, app studio ustwo (makers of iOS game Monument Valley, amongst other endeavours), and various angel investors, including Roberto Bonanzinga, Andy McLoughlin, Richard Fearn, and Jeremy Yap.

To that end, Marvel co-founder Murat Mutlu has stated that the startup’s mission going forward is to “lower the barrier” to prototyping.

To achieve this, Marvel’s web, iOS and Android apps let you turn sketches, wireframes, and Photoshop...

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15:06
Best of Cyber Monday: Free and deeply discounted...

On the biggest e-sales day of the year, app developers are getting in on the action with hefty Cyber Monday price cuts on popular titles for iOS and Mac, including half-price and free deals for Fantastical, Assassin's Creed Pirates, Pixelmator for Mac and more.

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15:00
CalDigit T4 RAID: Big, fast storage in a compact...

Speed and storage capacity are the qualities that creative professionals look for in a RAID array, and they're willing to pay a lot for the ability to store huge amounts of video or photographs on a fast and redundant unit. CalDigit is now shipping a...

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14:53
Jim Cramer Thinks Nothing of Apple's Stock...

Jim Cramer CNBC on Apple's Stock Dropping: Basically he saw the drop in Apple's stock as primarily being an algorithm triggering a sell call for all tech stocks and Apple got caught up in that this morning. He sees the market simply reversing Friday's uptick. But later in the day others weighed in.

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14:48
The latest iOS apps for Dec. 1

Here are some of the latest apps available at the Apple App Store for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

DynamicDust has announced Pyro. It's a free augmented reality app that "lets you set the world on fire." Point your iOS device's camera to something you would like to be in flames, draw the fire with a finger on the screen, and you can "burn" everything around you.

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14:45
Apple Finally Faces Trial in Class Action Suit Over...

iPod. Remember when that was a thing? There's a group of lawyers somewhere who do, because Apple is finally facing a long-threatened class action lawsuit accusing Apple of antitrust violations concerning iPod and iTunes. The trial starts on Tuesday, according to Reuters, and plaintiffs are seeking US$350 million in damages.


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14:34
The Loop Magazine: As reported by The Beard

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Issue 30 of The Loop Magazine posted yesterday on the App Store for iPhone and iPad. We have nine stories available in the latest release, including a couple on iTunes Festival London that took place in September; Nathan Barham looks at tools for education; Johannes Zhou tells us what memory athletes do; Darren Murph talks about what he learned from buying his mother an iPhone; Rob Annese looks at his experience being an iPhone convert; Brock Winstead looks at real estate and Zillow; Alex Davies delves into Google search and advertising; and finally Darren Murph takes us on vacation… for a tenth of the price it would normally cost in “Travel Hacking.”

The Loop Magazine cost $1.99 per month and you get about nine articles to read. There is a preview of each article in this...

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14:17
Last Minute Cyber Monday Deals

If you didn't find anything that grabbed your attention in the usual Cyber Monday places, Kelly has the scoop on a few of the notable tech deals.


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14:12
Intel Acquires PasswordBox for Easy Password...

Last week we reported that biometrics are coming to PCs in 2015. Intel's Kirk Skaugen, corporate vice president and general manager of the PC Client Group, first noted during his keynote at CES 2013 that Intel would be bringing Biometrics to the PC and last week he confirmed that. Today, Intel announced their acquisition of Montreal based PasswordBox that is likely to play a role in Intel's upcoming security upgrade for mobile devices and PCs in the new year.

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14:12
South Korea cracks down on unregistered Bluetooth...

In South Korea, the Ministry of Science is stepping in to regulate the market for "selfie sticks" on a technicality. Government action isn't prompted by competitive markets or public complaints, but by a subset of the small sticks that use Bluetooth. It turns out that many of the sticks that utilize Bluetooth functionality aren't registered, therefore haven't been submitted for testing for radio interference....



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14:00
The Week in iPad Cases: Leather, eco-friendly, and...

Leather, eco-friendly, and trendy designs

In this week’s roundup of new iPad cases, you’ll find protective solutions made from both traditional leather and innovative eco-friendly materials—always, of course, with an emphasis on style and trendy patterns.

Kavaj

The Berlin (iPad mini; $45) offers a stylish yet compact protective solution for your iPad, with a leather exterior and lined with velvety flannel.

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13:51
RoboForm 2.0.0 - Password manager; syncs across all...

RoboForm is a password manager that offers one-click login, mobile syncing, easy form filling, and reliable security.

  • Password Manager. RoboForm remembers your passwords so you don't have to! Just remember your one Master Password and RoboForm remembers the rest- it's that easy! Our bookmark-style Logins automatically log you in to your favorite websites with one click.
  • Everywhere. Whether it's on your PC, Mac, phone, tablet, or even USB drive, RoboForm gives you secure access to your passwords wherever you go! One license works on all of your devices. You can be confident knowing that our advanced syncing technology always keeps each device up to date.
  • Security. RoboForm's industry-leading encryption technology securely stores your passwords, with one Master Password serving as your encryption key. Your Master Password is not stored on our servers and you're the only one that knows it,...

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13:49
Mac: G-Technology G-Drive USB

G-Technology continues to produce great hard drives with Mac-inspired designs, always sold at premiums due to their superior materials and reliability. Now there’s an option if you’re looking for an external hard drive that won’t break the bank: the company’s new G-Drive USB ($160-$400). Available in 2TB, 3TB, 4TB, and 6TB capacities, these new models provide a much more affordable alternative to the standard G-Drive by focusing solely on USB 3.0 and eliminating the more expensive and increasingly niche connectivity options such as Firewire 800, eSATA, and Thunderbolt.

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13:43
The new Mac mini is quickly turning into a disaster

Tekrevue:

So, what does this mean? At best, it means only very modest improvements for some models, certainly less than most would expect from a system as old as the 2012 Mac mini. At worst, it means a dramatic decrease in performance, with some 2012 configurations absolutely destroying their 2014 counterparts in multi-core workflows.

The good, bad and downright ugly of the latest Mac mini. Not a machine I have a lot of faith in recommending.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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13:38
The truth about sharks

The Independent:

Turn off the spine-tingling music and forget everything you thought you knew about this solitary, “mindless killing machine”. Sharks have individual personalities. They socialise, choose best friends and create social networks of unusual complexity. They can be trained by humans to complete simple tasks, much more quickly than rabbits or cats, for instance, and retain the knowledge for much longer.

Sharks also teach each other new tricks: how to find food, identify predators and charm mates. Like sea turtles, some travel huge distances to return to their own birthplace, again and again, to give birth themselves. Most don’t need to swim continuously to survive. And rather than being near-blind and reliant on smell, which is the general perception, they in fact have advanced sight. They feel pain. And the boldest sharks face a greater risk of dying before adulthood.

Why does any of this matter? Well, we’re killing about 100 million sharks every...

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13:33
Review: Uniq Transforma for iPad Air 2

Uniq's Transforma ($45) is one of the few iPad Air 2 cases we've seen so far that is specifically designed for Apple's newest full-sized iPad — it won't work with the thicker first-generation iPad Air, which is a good thing from our perspective, as the case is noticeably thinner than earlier cases. The folio-style case features a magnetic folding lid that transforms into a stand for viewing the iPad Air 2 in a number of angles, including portrait mode, and the magnet also activates the iPad Air 2's sleep/wake function. As with many folio cases, the buttons are left exposed on Transforma, as is the iPad's speaker grille.{/exp:char_limit}
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13:22
Three Heads Roll at Samsung for Disappointing Mobile...

Earlier today we reported that Samsung's Galaxy S5 sales in China have plummeted by as much as 50% and with profits following suit, mayhem reigned at Samsung. While three of Samsung's top executives maintained their current positions for the time being (J.K. Shin, B.K. Yoon and Kwon Oh-hyun), three other executives were forced to resign from the company for their poor business performance.

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13:10
Unexpected: Why Shopping With Apple Pay Feels so Good

There's something interesting going on with the psychology of shopping with Apple Pay. It's not just that it's more secure than swiping a credit card, and it's not just that it's techy cool. John Martellaro explores the phenomenon.


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13:08
The Om/One Levitating Bluetooth Speaker: $179.99...

This is one of the coolest things I've ever seen: the Om/One Levitating Bluetooth Speaker. It's a speaker that's a globe and it levitates. Seriously. It levitates. It floats in mid-air while it plays music or acts as your speaker phone, or whatever. Magnets are frakking cool. Check out the video in the deal listing to see it in action. It connects to an audio source via Bluetooth, plus it levitates. Drop in Luke Skywalker with a helmet over this eyes, and you can have yourself a proper SciFi shindig. The Om/One Levitating Bluetooth Speaker ships in January for $199. Stack Social has it on preorder for $195-when your speaker levitates, you don't have to discount it much. But this week only it's $179.99. So check it out and start counting down the days until it ships.


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13:00
MOS Kick: Incredibly small, light and sturdy iPhone...

Accessory designers love to take up a challenge, and that must be the reason that the folks at MOS in Orem, Utah came up with the MOS Kick (US$25 pledge). The idea was to create an iPhone 6 and 6 Plus stand that could easily fit in a pocket, yet be s...

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12:52
Dropbox gains ability to rename files & folders...

The official Dropbox application for Apple's iOS received a significant update on Monday with key new features, including the ability to rename files and folders on the go, and also to launch Office files in their respective Microsoft apps.

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12:47
The Northern Spy: Fusion Power

With the release of OS X 10.10.1 the Spy decided to take another try with Yosemite and installed it on one machnine. Seeing none of the problems he experienced with the beta at WWDC, he eventually installed on three machines--a late 2007 MacBook Pro seventeen inch (emergency unit), a 2013 Retina MacBook (main one at work), and a Westmere tower MacPro (home).

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12:28
Firefox 34 adds Yahoo as default search option,...

Mozilla has released Firefox 34, the latest version of its multi-platform web browser. As promised last month, the update makes Yahoo the default search engine. People upgrading from a previous version, however, are only being prompted to switch engines in a pop-up message; clicking "Later" leaves Google search in place....



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12:25
Cyber Monday Brings Sweet Deals for Video Gamers


A batch of great online deals on Cyber Monday, on the heels of strong Black Friday sales at traditional brick-and-mortar stores, could make Microsoft's Xbox One video game system the big winner in the run-up to the holidays. The video game console headed into its second holiday season in second place to Sony's PlayStation 4, but Microsoft has introduced a number of bundles to draw in gamers. Both systems saw strong pre-holiday sales after their respective launches last year, but Microsoft could have an early edge this time around.

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12:00
Daily Deals for December 1, 2014, featuring a 10%...

It's time to save some of that hard-earned cash with our Daily Deals, featuring exclusive TUAW Deals, a handy list from Dealnews and our own handpicked iOS and OS X selections.

All prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly....

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11:45
The Week in iPhone Cases: Screen protectors, festive...

Screen protectors, festive designs, and mountable solutions

This week’s roundup of new iPhone cases brings you screen protection, festive designs just for the holiday season, and functional alternatives for when your iPhone is not in your pocket.

M-Edge

The Glimpse (iPhone 6 and 6 Plus; $30 to $35) decorates your iPhone with a quirky see-through effect, thanks to its colorful pattern layered on a clear shell.

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11:23
Review: Magpul Field Case for iPhone 6

We've seen Magpul's Field Case ($17) a number of times before, and it's now been released for the iPhone 6. The American-made flexible thermoplastic case provides basic protection, as well as retaining the same look and feel as previous versions of the Field Case, last seen for iPhone 5/5s — refer to that review for further details. Field Case includes volume control and Sleep/Wake button coverage. Some users may want to note that Magpul is primarily a manufacturer of firearms and firearms accessories, which may influence your interest in this product; as always, we're reviewing the iPhone case strictly on its own merits.{/exp:char_limit}
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11:20
Samsung declines to shake up management amidst...

Despite speculation that Samsung was planning to institute major personnel changes its mobile division, the South Korean electronics maker has instead announced that it will stay the course with its mobile management team.

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11:20
10-Year-Old iTunes DRM Lawsuit Heading To Trial

itwbennett writes Plaintiffs in the Apple iPod iTunes antitrust litigation complain that Apple married iTunes music with iPod players, and they want $350 million in damages. The lawsuit accuses Apple of violating U.S. and California antitrust law by restricting music purchased on iTunes from being played on devices other than iPods and by not allowing iPods to play music purchased on other digital music services. Late Apple founder Steve Jobs will reportedly appear via a videotaped statement during the trial, scheduled to begin Tuesday morning in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

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11:08
Microsoft buys Acompli, an email app for iOS

Microsoft announced today that it acquired Acompli, an email client for Android and iOS, in an effort to own more productivity apps on each mobile platform:

This acquisition is part of our company-wide effort to help people accomplish more with their mobile devices. This year we brought Office to the iPad and the iPhone, and we recently announced that we’re bringing Office to Android devices. These are significant steps in our work to deliver the best productivity experiences across mobile platforms, and we’re continuing to push forward.

Acompli also ...

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11:00
Cool Wallpapers HD offers more than 8,000 free images

Wallpaper apps are commonplace, but so many have really second-rate images. On my own iPhone I prefer to use photos I have taken, especially landscapes, but Cool Wallpapers HD (free - ad supported) has some simply beautiful images that are tempting m...

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10:52
TMO Daily Observations: 2014-12-01

Complaints about the front-facing camera on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have been surfacing, but that doesn't necessarily mean Apple designed the phone poorly. Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about the iPhone's design and production process and whether or not Apple is having bigger issues, plus they share a couple Cyber Monday deals.


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10:51
Holiday gift guide: Making music with your iPhone,...

It doesn’t take much to get up and running recording music on your Mac, iPad, or even your iPhone. With a few pieces of additional hardware and the right software, it’s easier than ever to have a home recording setup that, thanks to iOS and some great third-party apps, is as simple and as intuitive to use as iOS itself.

Head below for our latest guide to the essentials for making music with your iPad, iPhone, and Mac, many of which are currently discounted for Cyber Monday:

AUDIO INTERFACES |

First you need to get an audio interface. The right interface for you will depend on your needs: Do you want to plug in a guitar? A mic? Record a full band? Interfaces all have different ins and outs, varying audio quality, and other bells and whistles, but the...

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10:51
Updated Dropbox iOS app gives you quick accesss to...

Dropbox announced today that an incoming update hitting the App Store today will offer the ability to rename fils and folders and more.

Today’s update to the iOS app includes a new “more actions button” that will let users rename files, folders and access other functions: We’ve added an easy-access more actions button next to the sharing icon in the upper right-hand corner that leads to a set of file options so you can quickly do things like rename or move a file…To rename files straight from the Dropbox, simply choose Rename from the more actions button as you’re previewing. Rename folders by swiping to the right from the file list view and tapping the rename icon.

Dropbox also points out that the latest apps have a new disappearing toolbar that provides more screen real estate when viewing files and folders in addition to a few...

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10:40
Disk Drill 2.4 for Mac OS X adds disk space...

The CleverFiles Team has released Disk Drill 2.4 for Mac OS X. It adds Yosemite compatibility and disk space visualization to its suite of data recovery features.

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10:27
PipelineFX’s Qube! to support Autodesk’s VRED

PipelineFX (pipelinefx.com) is bringing VRED batch render support to their flagship product, Qube!. With the ability to leverage real-time clusters for animation rendering, both automotive and industrial design users will experience greater efficiency while creating prototype and marketing materials, says Richard Lewis, CEO of PipelineFX.

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10:02
Worldwide smartphone market forecast to slow from a...

According to a new mobile phone forecast from the International Data Corporation (IDC), worldwide smartphone shipments will reach a total of nearly 1.3 billion units in 2014, representing an increase of 26.3% over 2013.

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10:00
iPod antitrust lawsuit set to kick off tomorrow

The iPod's glory days are long gone, but plaintiffs certainly have long memories. Add a slow-moving judicial system into the equation and what we have, in a broad sense, is an upcoming anti-trust trial regarding Apple's ancient efforts to restrict mu...

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09:57
Microsoft acquires mobile email app developer Acompli

Microsoft has revealed it has acquired Acompli, the developer behind mobile email apps of the same name for iOS and Android. Revealed early via a mistakenly-published blog post before being pulled from view, the acquisition gives Microsoft a mobile email client from which it could easily integrate certain aspects into work already carried out by Microsoft's Outlook team....



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09:54
How speakers make sound

Animagraffs:

Speakers push and pull surrounding air molecules in waves that the human ear interprets as sound. You could even say that hearing is movement detection. So what makes a speaker travel back and forth at just the right rate and distance, and how does that make sound?

I thought I knew how speakers worked. After watching this cool web page, I realized I had no clue how speakers worked.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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09:39
Cyber Monday: The best iPhone, iPad, & Mac...

A ton of great deals on accessories for iPhone, iPad and Macs have gone live today for Cyber Monday in addition to the many Black Friday deals still running from the weekend. Today is your last chance to get in on most of these discounts and in some cases might be your last chance to get your hands on these products before the holidays.

Head below for our roundup of the best deals available today on cases and accessories for your Apple device. 

As always, we’re tracking deals for all platforms and gadgets over on 9to5Toys.

OtterBox | 25% off on Cases + Free...

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09:16
Best of Cyber Monday: up to $100 off iPads, up to $...

Though Black Friday has come and gone, many of its discounts on Macs -- and even some iPads -- remain for a few more hours through "Cyber Monday." Here's a roundup of the deepest discounts on Apple products still standing from retailers who either have those products in stock or promise to ship them within the next business week.

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09:08
Live Interior 3D Pro 2.9.7 - Powerful and intuitive...

Live Interior 3D Pro is a powerful yet very intuitive interior designing application.

View Video Tutorials

It has every feature of Live Interior 3D Standard, plus some exclusive ones:

  • Create multi-story projects and automatically add one of seven supplied roof styles using the Roof Assistant.
  • Adjust walls by making niches and openings in them. You can also apply different surface materials to walls by creating custom wall panels.
  • Light Source Manager allows to create lamps by adding multiple light sources to any furniture object. Conveniently position every light source within 3D object, adjust light color and attenuation, set glow type, control spot direction.
  • You can edit any 3D object directly from the program using Google SketchUp.
  • Alter any supplied material or create your own from an image...

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09:05
Microsoft acquires iOS email app Acompli, plans to...

Microsoft's presence on Apple's iOS continues to grow with the acquisition of Acompli, a popular mobile email client that first debuted earlier this year on the iPhone.

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09:00
Santa’s Elves use OneNote to create giant wish list...

Chances are, if you’ve ever dropped a letter to Santa in a mailbox—whether it was stamped or not, or addressed with “North Pole” or not—it ended up at a post office in one small town in southern Indiana.

Why Indiana? It’s because that town is called, for reasons too complex to relay logically here, “Santa Claus” and the U.S. Postal Service, cleverly and with no better alternative, began delivering them all there. Great canvas sacks of them. Literally, tens of thousands of envelopes filled with Christmas wishes and petitions of unnaughtiness that arrive by the truckload each December.

Since 1914, the townspeople have taken it upon themselves to answer every child’s letter they receive. And for a town which, even today, only has 2,500 residents, it’s a serious endeavor. “Santa’s Elves” is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to tackling it, and as Elf Pat Koch explains in the most kid-friendly way possible, “Santa Claus has to get all of those toys ready. He has so...

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09:00
Clip Art now powered by Bing Images

Starting today, customers searching for Online Pictures in Office desktop products worldwide will view and download royalty-free images curated through Bing Images.  The Office.com Clip Art and image library has closed shop. Usage of Office’s image library has been declining year-to-year as customers rely more on search engines.

Bing Image Search has higher quality images that are more up-to-date. For example, searching for “cellphone” gives more variety and modern looking phones instead of the old-school bricks from Clip Art. Also, Bing uses a copyright filter based on the Creative Commons licensing system.  These are images you can use, share, or modify for either personal or commercial use (settings can be switched to Show all web results to view more images).

Give it a try. In programs like Word...

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09:00
Touch ID for your Mac ... sorta

Apple's Touch ID biometric authentication has one very bad side effect on users - when you start using it regularly, you want to unlock everything with your fingerprint. Apple hasn't built a Touch ID pad into Macs yet, but an iOS app called FingerKey...

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08:50
Macs Fan Control 1.1.12.3 - Monitor and control your...

Macs Fan Control allows you to monitor and control almost any aspect of your computer's fans, with support for controlling fan speed, temperature sensors pane, menu-bar icon, and autostart with system option.

  • Software solution to noise problems such as those caused by iMac HDD replacement, or overheating problems like those found on a MacBook Pro
  • Set any constant value to any fan (e.g., minimum)
  • Control fan speed in relation to a temperature sensor (e.g., 3rd party HDD)
  • Real-time monitoring of Mac's fans speed and temperature sensors including 3rd party HDD/SSD (using S.M.A.R.T.)
  • Display menu bar icon
  • Compatible with OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard or later



Version 1.1.12.3:

  • Fixed updater



  • OS X 10.6 or later



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08:47
Apple’s Latest iPhone Headache: Crescentgate

Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have already been through the media ringer for being too easy to bend, and now there's a new issue to latch onto called Crescentgate. The name stems from the crescent shape that appears when the the front-facing camera shifts in its housing, exposing its edge. Complaints about the issue have been cropping up around the Internet, and we've seen it on one of our iPhones at The Mac Observer, too.


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08:46
Review: Speck StyleFolio for iPad Air 2

Speck's folio-style case for iPad, StyleFolio ($40), has returned for iPad Air 2. Reviewed for iPad Air last year, the updated StyleFolio actually fits both iPad Air models, as there are cutouts for both the iPad Air and iPad Air 2 — note the microphone holes in the center of the case. The camera hole has also been elongated to accommodate the microphone next to the iPad Air 2 camera. Other than that, the faux-leather case is very similar to the previous edition, with built-in stand functionality, a plastic clasp to keep the lid closed, and front-facing speaker vents. For more information, please read our previous review.{/exp:char_limit}
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08:31
Steve Jobs' Testimony Expected to Play Major...

Apple this week is scheduled to appear in court and face accusations that it deliberately crippled competing music services and players in an iPod class action lawsuit from 2005, reports The New York Times. The trial will feature testimony from Steve Jobs, whose emails and a videotaped deposition taken before his death will play an important part in the plaintiffs' case.

The complaint focuses on Apple's older iPod models, which only supported music purchased on iTunes and songs downloaded from CDs. Also being disputed is Apple's FairPlay system of encoding purchased music, which limited music playback to the iPod and not competing MP3 players. In the suit, consumers claim Apple violated antitrust law by deliberately limiting interoperability with competitors...

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08:30
The worst iPhone stocking stuffer

Plenty of cheap, strange smartphone accessories pop up around this time of the year in the hopes that you'll pick them up as a last-second gift, but this little doohickey Walgreens dreamed up is something special. It's a pill case that, for whatever ...

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08:29
9to5Toys Cyber Monday: iTunes gift cards 25% off,...

$100 iTunes gift card w/ email delivery for $75 from PayPal (25% savings)

GoPro HERO4 SILVER w/ 32GB Memory Card & $50 Amazon Gift Card: $ ($490 value)

Continue on for the rest of our favorite Cyber Monday tech deals:

Amazon’s Cyber Monday plans include new deals every ten minutes and mobile app exclusives

iPhone/iPad/Mac accessories...

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08:23
Emails, video by Jobs may back plaintiffs in iPod...

Evidence from Apple co-founder Steve Jobs is likely to be central in an antitrust case against the company set to go to trial tomorrow, notes the New York Times. The plaintiffs charge that Apple's now-defunct DRM restrictions on iPods -- which limited people to loading music bought on the iTunes Store or ripped from a CD -- represented anti-competitive behavior, in turn leading to higher prices. Jobs recorded a video deposition prior to his death in 2011, which the plaintiffs' lawyers intend to use alongside emails written by the CEO....



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08:18
Apps: Things, MacPilot, VOX
08:13
News: Class action on iPod, iTunes Store lock-in...

A decade-old series of lawsuits regarding iPod and iTunes Store lock-in is nearing trial, according to the New York Times. Having circulated in various Bay Area federal courts for years, the collection of lawsuits was amalgamated, accusing Apple of using Digital Rights Management (DRM) on iTunes Store purchases to lock customers into continuing to purchase iPods from Apple, rather than cheaper alternatives. The report notes that previously-unreleased…

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08:10
Cyber Monday Deals: $39 Lumia 635, $300 4K display

Welcome to the third installment of Monday Deals, the place where we list various deals and offers for you, the discerning MacNN and Electronista reader. Today is Cyber Monday, the day retailers are supposed to offer Black Friday-style deals online, though admittedly the majority have been doing just that for a week already. As usual, the deals are accurate at the time of writing, but check first before purchasing, and come back later for more deals as we will be adding more as the day goes on....



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08:00
Today is the best day to buy an iPhone from T-Mobile

Holiday deals on the iPhone are sometimes underwhelming -- mainly because the phones sell so well on their own that they don't really need any help finding homes -- but T-Mobile's Cyber Monday deal is actually pretty fantastic. For today only, T-Mobi...

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07:39
10% of Consumers 'Very Likely' to Buy a...

According to a new survey conducted by analysts at UBS, interest in the smartwatch market is continuing to grow ahead of the Apple Watch launch early next year. Of the 4,000 respondents asked to partake in the survey across four different countries, about 10 percent cited that they are "very likely" to buy a smartwatch in the next year. Based on projections of Apple's iPhone sales and the current installed base of iPhones compatible with the Apple Watch, the analysts predict Apple will sell 24 million Apple Watches within the first nine months.Figure 10 indicates that 10% of respondents (401 out of 4,000) are very likely and 17% (682 out of 4,000) somewhat likely to buy a smartwatch in the next 12 months. That is a three-fold increase vis-à-vis the 386 respondents claiming to already own a smartwatch and a four-fold increase if we assume that around one-third of the currently owned smartwatches are actually fitness bands.
Based on an estimate of 240 million iPhones...

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07:11
UBS survey finds 10% of consumers want a smartwatch...

A new survey from UBS suggests that the Apple Watch could get off to a strong start, leading the investment firm to predict sales of 24 million units and gross profit of $3.4 billion from the wearable device in its first few months alone.

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07:01
T-Mobile Cyber Monday deal upgrades storage on...

For Cyber Monday, the US branch of T-Mobile has announced special discounts on iPhones. People buying a 16GB iPhone 6 will be automatically upgraded to a 64GB model; likewise, choosing a 32GB iPhone 5s will get an upgrade to 64GB, and buying an 8GB iPhone 5c will get a bump to 32GB. The carrier cautions that the deal is limited to online purchases only, and only as long as inventory lasts....



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07:00
Rumor Roundup: 'iPad Air Plus'

It's very slim pickings for rumors this time around - just one, in fact - presumably because all the analysts are still in turkey comas.

HUGE LEAK: Major details on Apple's gigantic 'iPad Air Plus' revealed (BGR)

Source: Japanese website

Chance it...

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06:58
Samsung's Galaxy S5 Sales have plummeted by 50...

A Korean report published today notes that Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S5 has been struggling to match the successes of its predecessor since it first went on sale back in February, and nine months on, things aren’t looking much better. Thanks to declining demand in many markets, the Galaxy S5 is missing sales projections by 40%. The Galaxy S5 which was to be an iPhone 6 competitor has ultimately failed to impress consumers in China.

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06:57
Rumor: 12-2-inch “iPad Air Plus” could feature A9...

It’s a rumor at this point, but an interesting one.

Per MacRumors, Japanese magazine Mac Fan has published some possible schematics depicting the design of the larger-screened “iPad Pro” or “iPad Air Plus” in its January issue, which have been shared by Mac Otakara along with some information about the upcoming device.

The schematics suggest the tablet will include a 12.2-inch LCD display, and it points towards dimensions of 305.31mm x 220.8mm x 7mm, or 12 inches x 8.7 inches x 0.28 inches, which is in line with previous rumors about the larger tablet. Many rumors have suggested a size of 12.9-inches for the larger tablet, but this is the second report from Mac Otakara that has suggested the device will...

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06:57
Antitrust lawsuit involving iTunes and DRM to go on...

Apple and record labels abandoned digital rights management protection in iTunes Store music purchases years ago. Still, an antitrust lawsuit on the matter first filed in 2005 is set to go to trial this week, reports AppleInsider (http://tinyurl.com/l7vymkw).

In October U.S. District Court Judge Yvonne Gonzales Rogers denied Apple’s motion for summary judgment in a case that dates back to 2004 and involves the use of digital rights management for content sold through the iTunes Store, opening the suit to move to the trial phase.

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06:57
What If Jaguar and Tesla Merged?


OK, I know you are just back from Thanksgiving vacation, if you are in the U.S., and you likely are still stewing about what your drunk uncle said during dinner. So, since you probably are in the mood, I thought I'd toss out an idea that has been percolating in my brain that I plan to annoy folks with at my Thanksgiving dinner: What if Jaguar and Tesla merged? Both firms are pushing hard into the market, and while they are using very different strategies, they'd likely both do a lot better if they would adopt parts of each other's.

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06:51
T-Mobile Discounting Select iPhone Models, Including...

T-Mobile is offering a significant discount on its iPhone lineup for Cyber Monday, most notably taking $100 off the 64GB model of the new iPhone 6. Instead of just a straight cash discount, the carrier is offering a memory upgrade that boosts the storage of the smartphone without additional cost to the customer.

The carrier's upgrade offer allows you to buy a 16GB model iPhone 6 and receive a free upgrade to the 64GB model, a $100 savings. The promotion also extends to the iPhone 5s and 5c, with T-Mobile upgrading the 32GB iPhone 5s to the 64GB version and the 8GB iPhone 5c to the 32GB model.

T-Mobile's promotion runs until midnight Pacific Time tonight. This offer is one of several promotional pushes by the carrier designed to attract new customers to its cellular network. Earlier this year, T-Mobile introduced...

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06:43
T-Mobile offers iPhone pricing discounts for Cyber...

It’s Cyber Monday and there’s a decent chance at savings if you know where to look.

Per 9to5Mac, T-Mobile just announced a few special iPhone deals available for today. As of now, the carrier is offering discounts on the iPhone 6, iPhone 5S, and iPhone 5c, allowing users to upgrade to a higher capacity model at no additional cost.

For the iPhone 6, for example, T-Mobile is offering a 64GB model for the cost of the entry-level 16GB model, allowing users to save US$100 off the US$750 the device usually sells for. The company normally sells the 64GB model for US$749 or US$99 down and monthly installments.

The carrier has a similar deal on the iPhone 5s offering a 64GB model for the price of the 32GB model (US$599), as well as the iPhone 5c with 32GB models for the price of the...

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06:33
Angry Birds Seasons goes to Finland for the Holidays

Angry Birds fans have even more pig-smashing to enjoy now that the latest Angry Birds Seasons levels are out. The 25 new levels take the launchable birds to Finland as they smash through Helsinki, the northern lights, and more. The game update introduces a new character, Tony, plus you'll learn facts about Finland from Professor Pig. The Angry Birds Seasons On Finn Ice levels are available as a free update.


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06:31
Git-Fat Intro Part Two – Setup and Migration

In our last installment, we introduced a solution for syncing large or already compressed files around without strictly commit’ing them to git proper when collaborating on a munki repo. This was by leveraging the git-fat add-on/script, which only relies on python(2.7) and rsync. Let’s talk about how, if you followed Hannes Juutilainen’s wiki page on setting up git to work with your munki repo, you’d migrate over to this newer workflow.

First, we need to setup git-fat, which starts by ‘installing’ it (putting it in your path). The original script isn’t as actively developed as one particular fork (which is the one you’d get if you installed it with pip), so we’re going to grab that one in the most simplistic way possible (as a user that’s allowed to run...

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06:30
jAlbum Pro 12.3 - Organize your digital images and...

jAlbum Pro has all the features you love in jAlbum, but comes with a commercial license.

With jAlbum, you can create gorgeous custom photo galleries for the Web without writing a line of code!

Beginner-friendly, with Pro Results
Simply drag and drop photos into groups, choose a design from hundreds of beautiful album skins, and you're done!

Share the memories
Effortlessly upload your album to your website. If you don't have one, select one of jAlbum's affordable storage plans.

Photo galleries for everyone
jAlbum is the perfect photo-sharing tool for bloggers, small business, social groups, and families.

jAlum Pro Features:

  • White labeled albums
  • No ads in your albums
  • Priority e-mail support

For a more detailed comparison, see ...

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06:27
jAlbum 12.3 - Create custom photo galleries for the...

With jAlbum, you can create gorgeous custom photo galleries for the Web without writing a line of code!

Beginner-friendly, with pro results
Simply drag and drop photos into groups, choose a design from hundreds of beautiful album skins, and you're done!

Share the memories
Effortlessly upload your album to your website. If you don't have one, select one of jAlbum's affordable storage plans.

Photo galleries for everyone
jAlbum is the perfect photo-sharing tool for bloggers, small business, social groups, and families.



Version 12.3:

Note: jAlbum 12.3 requires OS X 10.7.4 or later. You can find version 12.2, which will work on older versions of the OS (OS X 10.4 or later) in the pop-up for the Download button in the links bar.

News and Updates

  • All windows and panels now feature context...

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06:00
Cyber Monday Deal: Take 10% off anything in iLounge...

Cyber Monday is here, and so are today’s Cyber Monday iLounge Deals! For today only, you can get 10% off anything in the iLounge Deals store, simply by using the code HAPPYCM10 at checkout. We’re still offering great deals on popular products like NetSpot Pro for analyzing your Wi-Fi network, the BACtrack Vio pint-sized smartphone breathalyzer, and the Air-Fi Wireless Runaway Headphones. Today, however,, you can get an even better price…

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05:53
∞ Shrimp cannon promotes wireless service

Japan’s largest wireless carrier, NTT Docomo, put together this video to promote its new LTE service.

Not sure I would ever, in a million years, eat those shrimp, but the video definitely made me laugh, especially the deadpan from the woman on the left at the end. Heh.

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05:52
Apple faces $350M in damages from iTunes antitrust...

Though Apple and record labels abandoned digital rights management protection in iTunes Store music purchases years ago, an antitrust lawsuit on the matter first filed in 2005 is set to go to trial this week.

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05:31
Is Uber’s rider database a sitting duck for hackers?

Interesting speculative piece on the vulnerability of Uber’s rider database.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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05:27
While Apple's iPad Still Dominates Education,...

During Apple's April Financial Conference Call they quoted IDC as the source behind the educational statistic that 95% of the education was owned by Apple's iPad. In June, Google's Senior VP Sundar Pichai at their I/O developer conference tried to nibble away at Apple's statistic in education by zeroing in just the top 100 Universities and claiming that 72% had "gone Google." Today, we learn via IDC's art of statistics that Google has overtaken Apple in US classrooms. But that still has nothing to do with Apple's dominance in tablets in the educational market.

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05:00
iPhoto: Comparing Photo Edits with the Shift Key

Today Melissa Holt's got a doozy of a Quick Tip for us. She's going to talk about how to use the lowly Shift key to compare edited versions of images in iPhoto with their originals, which makes it really easy to tell if the enhancements you've made are worth keeping. This is great for those of us with less-than-stellar photo-editing skills!


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04:55
Collection of tech deals for cyber-Monday

More tech deals for today. Go get ‘em.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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04:55
iPod-related class action suit against Apple starts...

This case goes back a while …

Emails and a video deposition by Steve Jobs are likely to form key elements of the evidence in an iPod-related antitrust case against Apple which opens in California tomorrow, reports the NYT.

The case goes back more than a decade, to the time when iPods would play only music purchased from iTunes or ripped from CD, with consumers unable to play music bought from competing stores. The class action alleges that this amounted to anti-competitive behaviour, and that consumers were forced to pay higher prices as a result … ...

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04:52
Illuminado for Mac OS X revved to version 1.3

Brotens has announced Illuminando 1.3 for Mac OS X. It's an update of the lighting calculation app.

The new version lets you import drawings photometry from PDF files. There's a new dialogue for managing multiple lighting source selection, dimmable lighting sources, an optimized OpenGL view, and integration of Area Lighting Calc and Lightning Bulb Manager.

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04:49
ABI Research lists the 'top upcoming technology...

Technology can either be a differentiating factor that helps businesses be successful or it can be something that contributes to a company’s downfall. Technology adoption and usage can help to increase efficiency, increase stickiness, reduce wastage, improve product development, improve service, and improve time to market.

Technology is at the heart of many businesses success stories and the role of the CIO, which in the long term view is a recent development, is ever more becoming one of the key positions within a company but it also one of the most challenging.

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04:46
Kool Tools: Shairwaves for Mac OS X

Coolatoola.com's Shairwaves is an HD audio device sharing app that provides the ability for Macs to share their connected audio devices. Just as printers and screens can be shared, so now audio devices can be shared as well. Although it's similar to Apple's AirPlay, Shairwaves doesn't use AirPlay's protocols.

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04:39
Sony hackers leaked at least 5 unreleased movies on-...

Sony Pictures was hacked last week, bringing its operations to a halt. Now, Sony has discovered that at least five screeners (review copies of unreleased motion pictures) have been leaked on-line.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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04:26
Hands On: Chronicle bill reminder (iOS)

Going paperless is smart. Less clutter in your mailbox and less waste in landfills is a win-win situation. Still, going paperless has it's downsides. Probably one of the biggest issues without having a paper letter with big red type hanging on the wall as a reminder is that it can be very easy to forget when bills are due. That's why developer LittleFin created Chronicle -- to help users never forget a bill ever again....



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04:15
Best Apple deals for today, cyber-Monday

In the market for an iPad mini, iMac, or MacBook? Ready to buy one today? Read on.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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04:10
Uber suspends Nevada service, disciplines executive...

Uber has shut down its service in Nevada barely a month after launching, following the issuing of a preliminary injunction preventing it from operating within the state. In a separate announcement, the company has also advised it has disciplined an executive following allegations he had tracked the location of a journalist using a corporate-level "God View" tool....



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02:32
Macgo Blu-ray Player 2.10.12.1785 - Blu-ray player...

Macgo Blu-ray Player can bring you the most unforgettable Blu-ray experience on your Mac. Overview Macgo Mac Blu-ray Player can satisfy just about every need you could possibly have in a Blu-ray Player. It features a friendly user interface, ultrafast loading and super high quality. Besides that, it perfectly supports Blu-ray, DVD and any other media format that you want to play. It outputs video at up to 1080p high-definition quality without loss of data and frame, and allows full preservation of all audio tracks (like DTS 5.1, Dolby TrueHD Audio, etc.).

Macgo Mac Blu-ray Player is really easy to operate. You can control almost everything on the main interface with your mouse. More settings can be done by right-click on the interface while playing. Or you can change preferences in the menu on the top of the interface. Macgo Mac Blu-ray Player is the first Blu-ray player on Mac, and its uniqueness doesn't just end with that. It can support any media...

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00:28
Apple Stores Once Again Coloring Logos Red in...

As it has done for the past three years, Apple is once again recognizing December 1 as World AIDS Day at its retail locations by coloring their Apple logos red for the occasion. Several Apple Stores in the United States and the United Kingdom are expected to change the color of their logos, with images from Twitter showing that the company's store in Sydney, Australia has already adjusted its logo.

The Apple Store in Sydney, Australia (Image credit:...

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00:00
Review: GX Gaming SW-G2.1 2000 speaker system

Complete speaker setups come in configurations for a wide array of uses, from multi-speaker home theater packages to compact desktop PC solutions. While there is never one set that covers every function perfectly, those looking for 2.1 speaker systems are confronted by a wealth of choices. One such option that tackles gaming, music and movies in good fashion is the SW-G2.1 2000 speaker system from GX Gaming, the gaming subdivision of peripheral manufacturer Genius. But does the SW-G2.1 2000 setup offer a good sound value, or would consumers be better off purchasing something like a 7.1 surroun...



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00:00
Reviews: GX Gaming SW-G2.1 2000 speaker system

Complete speaker setups come in configurations for a wide array of uses, from multi-speaker home theater packages to compact desktop PC solutions. While there is never one set that covers every function perfectly, those looking for 2.1 speaker systems are confronted by a wealth of choices. One such option that tackles gaming, music and movies in good fashion is the SW-G2.1 2000 speaker system from ......



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Sunday November 30

22:55
Apple Store logos tinted red worldwide in support of...

Apple brick-and-mortar retail outlets around the world on Monday changed their iconic Apple logos red in recognition of World AIDS Day, which in 2014 is commemorating its 26th year of supporting those affected by the disease.

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20:54
T-Mobile cuts iPhone pricing for Cyber Monday, 64GB...

T-Mobile just announced a few special iPhone deals available for Cyber Monday. For tomorrow only, the carrier is offering discounts on the iPhone 6, iPhone 5S, and iPhone 5c, allowing users to upgrade to a higher capacity model at no additional cost.

For the iPhone 6, for example, T-Mobile is offering a 64GB model for the cost of the entry-level 16GB model, allowing users to save $100 off the $750 the device usually sells for. The company normally sells the 64GB model for $749 or $99 down and monthly installments.

The carrier has a similar deal on the...

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20:00
Cyber Monday 2014: Accessorize your Mac, iPad or...

The holiday deals continue with discounts on popular iPhone, iPad and Mac accessories. Here are some of the best discounts that'll allow you to outfit your Apple gear for less.

iBallz is offering up to 40% off various iPad and iPhone accessories. Us...

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19:00
Best Cyber Monday 2014 deals on iOS and OS X games

The holiday deals continue with discounts on a variety of games in the App Store. Below are some of the best titles on sale for Cyber Monday.
iOS Games

MetalWars3 [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $1.99] In 2100 A.D, the planet became a unifie...

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18:05
Weekly Game Replay: Strong Nintendo sales, Ubisoft...

Every Sunday, Electronista and MacNN sum up some of the news from the gaming industry over the past week in one article. In this week's edition of Weekly Game Replay, we take a look at the strong sales of Super Smash Bros. and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby for Nintendo consoles, Ubisoft's free downloadable content (DLC) and games for botched Assassin's Creed Unity launch, This War of Mine statistics, new Star Citizen funding goal for pets, and upcoming PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live Games with Gold releases....



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18:00
Best Cyber Monday 2014 deals on iOS and OS X apps

The holiday deals continue with discounts on a variety of apps in the App Store. Below are some of the best titles on sale for Cyber Monday.
iOS Software Discounts

Spender - Personal Finance Manager [iPhone; Now free, down from $0.99] Tracking y...

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17:00
Cyber Monday sales on Apple hardware and accessories

Black Friday may be over, but the holiday shopping deals continue on Cyber Monday. The deals on Apple gear are not as plentiful last week, but you can still save some money if you are looking for a Mac, an iPod or an iPad mini.
Mac

Apple® - 21.5" ...

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15:48
Nintendo updates emulator patent to target...

Last week the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) posted a recent patent update from Nintendo. Patent application 20140349751 filed in June 2014 looks to improve upon Nintendo patent 8157654, adding processor-level adaptation for emulators of handheld consoles like the Game Boy, Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advanced. While some fans may take it as a sign that Nintendo is official moving into the smartphone and tablet space, it's likely done for legal purposes....



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15:44
Apple retail store signage goes (RED) for World AIDS...

Like it did last year, Apple’s participation in this year’s Worlds AIDS Day will include changing the iconic glowing white Apple logo that hangs outside its retail stores to red in order to raise awareness for the fight against AIDS. The new red Apple signage is already up at Apple’s Australian stores (pictured above) as we roll into Dec. 1 local time.

This year, Apple has increased its contributions to the cause alongside the Product Red charity organization through a tie-in with its Black Friday promotions. The company announced...

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15:00
Steve Jobs has been awarded almost 150 new patents...

Steve Jobs died on October 5, 2011, in Palo Alto, CA, leaving behind a legacy of technological innovation and having built one of the largest companies in the world. At the time of his death Jobs had been awarded 317 patents over the course of his li...

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14:00
Apple turning lighted store logos red for World Aids...

As reported by Mashable, Apple today changed the color of the Apple logo at its flagship Sydney store from white to red as part of the company's World Aids Day campaign. Due to its timezone, the Sydney store is the first store to modify its logo with...

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13:37
Stunning photos that made you appreciate Earth in...

The Roosevelts:

2014 is coming to an end and if you didn’t get all the majestic locations checked off your travel bucket list this year we have 50 photos that inspired awe and wonderment in 2014.

Spectacular images showing the awesome beauty of our planet.

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13:30
This weekend in the App Store -- the best free apps...

Here are some of the best free apps, app updates and new apps that have landed in the App Store recently. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can.

Apps Now Free
Spender - Personal Finan...

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13:17
Flying, 1920s style

The Passion of Former Days:

A terrific set of cigarette cards depicting a flight from London to Amsterdam in the early days of commercial air travel. The images (each “from an official photograph supplied by Imperial Airways”) are accompanied by text detailing “our” flight, from check-in and take-off, to views over the Channel, France, and Brussels (where we land for lunch), to the final landing in Amsterdam.

I’ve included the backs with the text, as the little details are fascinating insights into a time when planes held “as many as” 20 passengers, reached cruising altitudes of 3,000 feet, and got from London to Brussels in “only” two and a half hours.

For the vast majority of us, flying is an awful experience but, in the 1920′s, if you could afford it, flying was a lot more genteel. The descriptions on the backs of these cigarette cards are also wonderful insights in to how writing has evolved and how information was presented to customers of the day.

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13:00
Video: A hands on demo with Apple Watch

The release of the Apple Watch is still off in the distance, but excitement has been building for the product since it was announced. Despite all this excitement most of the footage we've seen of the device has been in controlled videos from Apple. G...

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12:32
Things 2.5 - Elegant personal task management. (Demo)

Things is a task management solution that helps to organize your tasks in an elegant and intuitive way. Things combines powerful features with simplicity through the use of tags and its intelligent filter bar. A Leopard style source list allows for quick and easy focusing. Together with a beautiful user interface, Things aims at the seemingly impossible: making task management both easy and fun.

Our screencast is a great introduction. Learn from our users why Things is different by visiting either on i use this or Newsvine.

  • The big picture. A Leopard style source list lets you easily focus without...
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12:30
'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' trailer now...

As announced last week, the first trailer for director J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: The Force Awakens is now being featured on Apple's iTunes trailers website. More like a teaser than a trailer, the 88-second clip provides a quick glimpse at the next Star...

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12:00
The Week in Review: news and features you don't...

Last week was a busy one with your favorite TUAW writers posting some excellent How-To guides, commentary and other informative news articles. Here's a quick roundup of our recent feature worthy posts you may have missed:

News

Apple Watch website...

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11:30
A roundup of recent hardware reviews on TUAW

Last week, we reviewed a variety of hardware and accessories that'll complement your favorite iOS or OS X devices. Here's a quick roundup of recent hardware reviews that you may have missed:

Mr. iPhone, meet Mr. Coffee
WeMo Maker brings the fun o...

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11:03
Story of young demonstrator’s tearful hug with...

Oregon Live:

With emotions running high as speakers were addressing the crowd, he noticed a young man with tears in his eyes holding a “Free Hugs” sign among a group of people.

After talking to Devonte about such things as school, art and life, Barnum said he pointed to the sign and asked, “Do I get one of those?”

I’d seen the picture all over but the stories of the event and the people behind it, in particular Devonte, are amazing. Don’t read without a tissue or two handy.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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11:00
All the best app reviews last week on TUAW

Last week was a busy one for apps in the iOS App Store, giving your favorite TUAW writers a chance to post some great reviews of the apps that grace their home screens. Here's a quick roundup of our recent reviews -- and a few app roundups -- you may...

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10:46
New Sony Patent Shows Future Trend in Video...

There's a new trend emerging in computing that could breathe new life and some badly needed excitement back to the Desktop once again. The trend involves integrating advanced 3D scanners and projectors into the desktop so that artists of every stripe could unleash their creativity in ways once thought unimaginable ...

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09:49
Apple Files for "Apple Swift" Around the...

In October Apple filed for the trademark "Swift" in the U.S., Europe and China. This week, Apple has filed for the alternative trademark "Apple Swift" in the U.S, Europe and China. Swift or "Apple Swift" is a multi-paradigm, compiled programming language created by Apple for iOS and ...

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09:41
MGG 529: Baby, It’s Cool Stuff Found Outside

Dave's fresh off of a cruise ship (RC's Oasis of the Seas) and he and John have a pile of Cool Stuff Found for you today. Let's see how much your two favorite geeks can rock this boat!


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09:30
WordHeist brings good design to uninspired word game

WordHeist is a multiplayer word game that encourages theft for your own personal gain. Using your own letter bank, create words with up to three other players. Then steal each other's letters to create your own words and protect yours from being stol...

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09:26
Google Chrome crashes hard with Mac OS 10.10.2 beta...

…Use Safari! (lol,)

Google Chrome 39 had started to crash for me as soon as I updated to 10.10.2 Beta. I tried all of the normal things (trashing Google prefs, using Canary, etc etc). Nothing worked except downgrading back to Mac OS 10.10.1 stable.

Just FYI if you use Chrome, don't update to the latest Yosemite build. I was't able to start Chrome until I downgraded


Seth Weintraub (@llsethj) November 28, 2014

It turns out that the new 10.10.2 has depreciated some Trackpad APIs that cause an immediate crash.

@llsethj If I understand correctly, some trackpad APIs were deprecated — drivers aren’t relevant. http://t.co/f93RBntG4J

— Scott Buscemi (@swb1192)...

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09:00
Review: Deliveries for Mac and iOS is the perfect...

With Cyber Monday coming up, a lot of us shop online, as opposed to going out to the store. It would be nice if there was an easy way to track all of your packages. Of course you could set up mail rules to filter any emails that contain the words, “the tracking number,” but all that does is put all of your emails into a folder without notifying you of any changes in the status of your package. After initially receiving the email most forget about it and never track their packages, which happens all the time to me causing me to not pick up my packages for weeks. Or you can be the type of person that can obsessively track your package by constantly pressing the refresh button hoping...

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08:12
Adobe Lightroom 5.7 - Import, develop, and showcase...

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

Create incredible images that move your audience. Experiment fearlessly with state-of-the-art nondestructive editing tools. Easily manage all your images. And showcase your work in elegant print layouts, slide shows, and Web galleries, as well as on popular photo-sharing sites. All from within one fast, intuitive application.

Adobe Lightroom is available, in conjunction with Photoshop, in an annual plan for $9.99 per month, or for $119.88 prepaid.



Version 5.7:

New

  • Support for the ability to add or read feedback provided on Lightroom web.
  • Ability to import images from Apple Aperture and Apple iPhoto libraries into Lightroom.
  • Fixes for bugs introduced in earlier versions of Lightroom 5.
  • Camera...

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07:30
Teach your youngsters more about football with Kids...

Football has become a national passion that takes over out weekends from Labor Day through the Super Bowl in early February. Now you can help your kids have a better understanding of the rules and terminology used in America's favorite game with Kids...

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06:30
Mighty Smighties: Battle of the smightiest

Players compete in real time matches or single player missions in their attempt to be the best card commander around in Mighty Smighties. Building a strong card deck and strengthening that deck is key to success when customizing a character's strateg...

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06:14
Review: Moga Rebel iOS gaming controller for Apple...

Moga's new full-size Rebel Bluetooth gaming controller is the best iOS-compatible controller we've tested yet, successfully helping to bridge the gap between powerful home game consoles and mobile devices like both the iPhone and iPad.

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05:22
Black Friday Online Sales had Apple's iOS Crush...

Yesterday we reported that Apple iOS users won the Thanksgiving Day spending battle by spending about 25% more than Android owners on their Turkey Day purchases, with an average of $118.57 per order compared to $95.25, according to the most recent data from IBM Digital Analytics Benchmark. Today, new stats have emerged about online holiday shopping.

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Saturday November 29

21:52
XBMC 14.0.beta5 - Powerful media center tool for Mac...

Kodi (was XBMC) is an award-winning free and open-source (GPL) software media player and entertainment hub that can be installed on Linux, OS X, Windows, iOS, and Android, featuring a 10-foot user interface for use with televisions and remote controls. It allows users to play and view most videos, music, podcasts, and other digital media files from local and network storage media and the internet.

Note: To install Kodi on OS X 10.9 Mavericks or later, you need to right-click the application after it has been installed and select "Open" from the list (this need only be done once). Alternatively, you can go to System Preferences -> Security & Privacy -> General. From there, unlock the lock at the bottom of the window and "Allow apps downloaded from: Anywhere." This second method is the preferred method, as you will no longer be bothered for future XBMC updates.



Version 14.0.beta5:

  • Updated to use FFmpeg 2....

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21:52
Kodi 14.0.beta5 - Powerful media center tool for Mac...

Kodi (was XBMC) is an award-winning free and open-source (GPL) software media player and entertainment hub that can be installed on Linux, OS X, Windows, iOS, and Android, featuring a 10-foot user interface for use with televisions and remote controls. It allows users to play and view most videos, music, podcasts, and other digital media files from local and network storage media and the internet.

Note: To install Kodi on OS X 10.9 Mavericks or later, you need to right-click the application after it has been installed and select "Open" from the list (this need only be done once). Alternatively, you can go to System Preferences -> Security & Privacy -> General. From there, unlock the lock at the bottom of the window and "Allow apps downloaded from: Anywhere." This second method is the preferred method, as you will no longer be bothered for future XBMC updates.



Version 14.0.beta5:

  • Updated to use FFmpeg 2....

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