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Thursday April 30

06:22
Samsung profit dips as feature phone, tablet sales...

South Korean electronics conglomerate Samsung has taken a sizable year-over-year profitability hit in its mobile phone division, with declining sales of high-volume, low-cost feature phones and tablets dragging down its bottom line.

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06:20
Apple continues their Work on a Shock-Absorber...

In 2011 we posted a report titled "Apple Invents Crack Resistant Glass Solutions for Portables," which covered a form of shock absorber system built into devices that would know that a "fall event" was occurring ...

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06:19
Topics for Mac Service Certification Exam (9L0-012)

This article lists the exam topics for the Mac Service Certification Exam (9L0-012).

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05:39
Private I: Apple's Chinese market share may...

Google apparently doesn’t mind picking a fight with China. In 2010, unable to find a basis in which it could operate its services with minimal filtering or interference, and after attacks reported to originate in China against the company’s internal mail and other systems, it shifted its search results from mainland China to servers in Hong Kong. Hong Kong operates under a special status, though it is part of the People’s Republic. Mainland searchers had to use workarounds to perform searches via Google in Hong Kong and elsewhere.

In late 2014, China blocked retrieving Gmail via email clients using IMAP and POP3 and sending via SMTP. Webmail has been intermittently heavily disrupted. China has also stepped up its blocking of virtual private networks (VPNs) and other connections, preventing tens of millions of people in China, if not more, from accessing resources outside the country that...

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04:59
Default Folder for Mac OS X gets maintenance upgrade

St. Clair Software (http://tinyurl.com/2gm24v) has released Default Folder X 4.7.1, an update to their utility for Mac OS X.

Default Folder X enhances the file dialogs in all Mac OS X applications. Its custom keyboard shortcuts put your favorite and recent folders at your fingertips. It provides fast navigation to your files, convenient previews, integrated Spotlight tagging, and more. Version 4.7.1 fixes a bug in Mac OS 10.10.3, as well as offering a number of feature improvements.

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04:43
Kool Tools: PixPlant 3 for Mac OS X

FaronStudio's PixPlant 3 (http://www.pixplant.com) is an update to their professional texturing tool for Mac OS X and Windows. The app offers an integrated environment for the creation of 3D maps from plain photos.

Select an image, run PixPlant, and the result is seamless texture maps. The app is used by those in the architectural visualization, interior design, 3D virtual prototyping, visual FX and game development industries.

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04:34
Apple continues their Work on Possible Future...

In April 2013 we posted a European patent application report that covered an extraordinary Apple invention that related to advanced iDevices wherein the body and the display would be able to bend significantly, in fact be able to fold over like a wallet.

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03:45
Apple Watch as fitness tracker: Putting Activity and...

No one is going to buy an Apple Watch just to replace her (much cheaper) fitness tracker, but if you shell out $350+ for Apple’s latest device, it needs to perform better than a Fitbit, Jawbone, or Basis Peak. Who’s going to strap two bands to their wrist to count steps? Fortunately the Apple Watch isn’t just a capable health and fitness band: It’s downright amazing, though, like every other facet of the watch, it has room for improvement.

Apple Watch’s health and fitness features were what sold me on the watch to begin with, so I had high expectations. I put the device’s native Activity and Workout apps through their paces on outdoor runs and gym workouts during my first week with the watch and plan to fold third-party fitness apps into my regimen down the line. I’ll revisit this in future stories.

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03:30
Apple's biggest March quarter ever sees China...

Apple likes to control when it releases information to the public. That’s why it doesn’t present at trade shows anymore, but schedules its own events on its own schedule.

There’s just one catch: As a public company, Apple is obligated to release quarterly earnings reports, as it did Monday. And its presence in the financial sector means it needs to explain its business to analysts, at least a little bit. This is why we get a little piece of delight every three months: A phone call featuring CEO Tim Cook and CFO Luca Maestri talking to a small group of Wall Street analysts.

To read this article in full or to leave a...

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03:17
Apple continues their Work on an Advanced Telephoto...

Evidence has been mounting in respect to Apple working on an advanced mechanical zoom or telephoto lens system for future iDevices. On February 12, we posted a patent application report titled "Apple Reveals a Zoom Lens Breakthrough for Future iDevices." Then on March 24 ...

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03:13
Apple's TV play won't be first, but it...

Winter is coming.

Okay, that may not be exactly what Tim Cook said at the end of Apple’s quarterly financial conference call this past Monday, but the sentiment of the CEO’s closing comments on the future of media seemed pretty clear:

… I think HBO in particular has some incredibly great content, and so we’re marrying their great content, our great product and ecosystem. And it’s clear from looking at the early returns, we’ve only been at this for a couple weeks or so, that there’s a lot of traction in there. And so where could it go? I don’t want to speculate. But you can speculate probably as good as I can about where that can go. I think we’re on the early stages of just major, major changes in media that are going to be really great for consumers, and I think Apple could be a part of that.

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01:56
Future iPhones may sport both telephoto and wide...

Coming amid rumors of a next-generation iPhone with dual lenses, an Apple patent application published Thursday reveals a setup that features both wide angle and telephoto cameras.

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00:16
Quick Tip – Changing ComputerName Before...

If you are in an AD environment and computer names come from somewhere else in your organization, it may be inconvenient when trying to quickly prepare a new machine. DeployStudio has a form workflow step to set some information you’d like customized for the computer, including the local name(for Bonjour) and computer name(for Apple Remote Desktop). Some AD binds dynamically append the search domain to the local name, or folks explicitly set that in some type of firstboot action, which I do with Outset. However, if there’s a lag between when the computer arrives to be prepared (or, I know it’s passeé, imaged) and when a network hostname is assigned, you can still let DeployStudio run everything like normal but change it before the finalize step, where domain binding actually happens.

While netbooted or otherwise going through your workflow in the DeployStudio Runtime, when prompted for a name in the workflow, just use a...

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Wednesday April 29

23:59
Quicken 2015 2.5.0 - Complete personal finance...

Quicken 2015 helps you manage all your personal finances in one place, so you can see where you're spending and where you can save. Quicken automatically categorizes your financial transactions, helps you stay on top of bills and set goals so you can save more. You can even access your data on the go.

Features:

  • View All Your Accounts in One Place - See all your bank, credit card, investment and retirement accounts in one place, so you know exactly where you stand. Quicken 2015 downloads your income and expenses from your accounts, so you don't have to enter transactions manually and avoid the hassle of going to multiple websites.
  • See Exactly Where Your Money Is Going - Quicken 2015 automatically categorizes expenses like groceries, entertainment, and more, so you don't have to edit them manually. You can easily see where you're spending and where you can save.
  • Plan, and Stay on, a Budget...

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23:11
Watch, Apple Watch

When You Were Young and Your Heart Was an Open Book

Regular readers of this column are well aware of my affinity for the James Bond movies. I’ve been a fan for as long as I can remember. As a kid growing up in the late ’70s and early ’80s, I was a staunch Roger Moore fan. I loved the Connery films too, but they felt old, and as a kid, “old” is not cool. That perspective applied even to their watches. Roger Moore wore digital watches; Sean Connery wore mechanicals. Digital watches were cool; analog watches were old-fashioned.

Today, I’ve come to my senses, and I know that Connery was and always will be the definitive James Bond, and his Rolex Submariner — reference 6538 — the definitive Bond watch. The coolest of the cool. But Moore’s Bond’s digital watches were cool, too. Connery drove the most...

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20:59
Tonality Pro 1.1.4 - Professional-grade monochrome...

Tonality Pro gives you the power to create stunning and dramatic black & white images. This is a complete monochrome image editor with more than 150 one-click style presets, totally unique creativity tools, stackable layers, adjustable brushes, RAW file support and so much more will blow you away. A non-Pro version of Tonality is available on the Mac App Store; find out more here.

An introductory video to Tonality Pro is available here.

Features:

  • Professional image quality with a proprietary 16-bit RAW processing engine
  • Scores of inspiring professional presets provide one-click "magic"
  • Unique adaptive exposure and smart contrast tools for advanced tone control
  • Multiple effect layers offer true advancements in creative toolsets
  • Adjustable, pressure-sensitive brushes and masking tools...

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20:59
Adobe Photoshop CC 2014 15.2.2 - Professional image...

Photoshop CC 2015 is available as part of Adobe Creative Cloud for as little as $19.99/month (or $9.99/month if you're a previous Photoshop customer). Photoshop CS6 is still available for purchase (without a monthly plan) if you prefer.

Adobe Photoshop CC 2015, the industry standard for digital image processing and editing, delivers a comprehensive package of professional retouching tools, and is packed with powerful editing features designed to inspire.

Version 15.2.2 (2014.2.2): Collaborate on libraries

You can now share libraries with collaborators from within Photoshop. Collaborators must have an Adobe ID. If they don't already have an Adobe ID, they can create one when they accept the invitation to collaborate.

  • Follow these steps to share...
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20:59
BBEdit 11.1 - Powerful text and HTML editor. (Demo)

BBEdit is the leading professional HTML and text editor for the Mac. Specifically crafted in response to the needs of Web authors and software developers, this award-winning product provides a plethora of features for editing, searching, and manipulation of text. BBEdit transforms text with high performance.

An intelligent interface provides easy access to BBEdit's best of class features including grep pattern matching, search and replace across multiple files, function navigation and syntax coloring for numerous source code languages, FTP and SFTP open and save, AppleScript, Perl, and OS X Unix scripting support, glossary support, and a complete set of HTML tools.



Version 11.1: Full Release Notes

  • OS X 10.8.5 or later



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20:59
Default Folder X 4.7.1 - Enhances Open and Save...

Default Folder X attaches a toolbar to the right side of the Open and Save dialogs in any OS X-native application. The toolbar gives you fast access to various folders and commands. You just click on the buttons to go to your favorite and recently used folders, manage the folders and files shown in the list, and make changes to your settings. It also fixes a number of problems in Open and Save dialogs, "rebounding" to the last selected file, putting the path listing back in the top menu, and correcting bugs in scrolling column views.

Features

  • Directory assistant: You can access the contents of your recent, favorite, and open folders right from Default Folder X's toolbar.
  • Real time saving: If you're constantly saving things inside the same folder, Default Folder X can remember that folder for you.
  • Finder management: Default Folder X lets you open up or save to any Finder window...

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18:16
Apple reportedly hires additional BBC Radio 1...

A new report from Music Business Worldwide claims that Apple has recently hired four producers from BBC Radio 1. This report comes two months after it was announced that Zane Lowe was leaving the British radio station to take a new position at Apple. According to today’s report, the recent Apple hires include James Bursey, Natasha Lynch and Kieran Yeates, as well as one other.

Bursey was Zane Lowe’s old producer at Radio 1 and has been at the station since 2003. Bursey reportedly left BBC Radio 1 on Friday and is now on his way to Los Angeles to begin working with Lowe on Apple’s new...

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17:53
BBEdit 11.1

Adds support for Git and EditorConfig, as well as brings a Dostoevskian list of improvements and fixes to the venerable text editor. ($49.99 new, free update, 11.5 MB)

 

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17:15
An Early Detected Taptic Engine Glitch is Culprit...

According to a new report published this afternoon, early Apple Watch production problems found that the Taptic Engine produced by supplier AAC Technologies back in February caused some watches to be scrapped or destroyed as a result. None of the defective Watches were shipped to customers.

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16:59
Today in the App Store -- Broken Age, Star Wars...

Here are some of the best free apps, app updates and new apps that have landed in the App Store recently. Today’s notable apps include a discount on Star Wars™ Pinball 3, the new Microgue and a major update to Broken Age. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can.

iOS Apps Now Free

Lane Splitter [Now free, down from $0.99] Ride your motorcycle at insane speeds through ever changing traffic. Your reflexes will mean the difference between surviving or crashing in spectacular fashion. Do you have what it takes to reach TOP SPEED?

Swordigo [Now free, down from $2.99] Run, jump and fight your way through a vast world to defeat the spreading corruption.

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16:58
Apple reportedly poaches more BBC Radio 1 staff for...

A report on Wednesday claims Apple poached a handful of top producers from BBC Radio 1 to work on a secret streaming music service rumored to debut later this year, potentially as a rebranded Beats Music.

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16:45
Podcast: Apple Watch is in the house, along with...

The Apple Watch landed on Susie's wrist on launch day, and while Glenn still waits for his (spoiler: it showed up the day after we recorded this), they discuss the launch, our first impressions, and how Apple tried to underpromise and overdeliver when it came to ship dates. We also revisit our favorite topic of late, Photos for OS X and how it's still giving us trouble. Then Glenn welcomes Kyle Wiens, the founder and CEO of iFixit, to discuss the teardown of the Apple Watch—how does its reparability stack up to other watches?

Show notes

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16:44
Apple says it could face ‘material’ back taxes over...


Apple’s European HQ in Cork, Ireland

Following its announcement of record Q2 earnings, Apple published its quarterly 10-Q report, providing more in-depth details about finances. Notably, the company warns of the possibility of “material” back taxes due to the company’s well-documented favorable tax arrangements with Ireland.

On June 11, 2014, the European Commission issued an opening decision initiating a formal investigation against Ireland for alleged state aid to the Company. The opening decision concerns the allocation...

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15:50
Samsung's Mobile Business Sees Major Profit...

During its Wednesday earnings call, Apple rival Samsung Electronics reported net profit of 4.63 trillion won ($4.35 billion) for the January to March quarter, a 39% drop from its net profit of 7.49 trillion won in the year ago quarter. A sizable portion of the lost profit came from Samsung's mobile division, which brought in 2.74 trillion won ($2.5 billion) in the first quarter of 2015, vs. 6.43 trillion won in the first quarter of 2014.

Despite the year over year profit loss, Samsung's earnings release highlighted its quarter over quarter improvement and pointed towards increased sales of middle-end smartphones including the Galaxy A series. Samsung doesn't divulge its smartphone sales, but analysts believe the company sold 83.2 million smartphones during the quarter, compared to...

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15:40
Intel-based Mac: Startup sequence errors, behaviors...

Learn about startup errors, behaviors, and symbols for Intel-based Mac computers. Note that some newer Mac models use tones to indicate issues instead.

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15:10
Vivid Vervet Doesn't Have Much Meat on Its Bones


You will not see much new in Ubuntu 15.04, aka "Vivid Vervet" -- as in East African monkey -- unless you peer under the hood. The release of Ubuntu 15.04 for the desktop includes mostly maintenance and bug fixes, along with new integrated menus and dashboard usability improvements. Perhaps the most significant technical change in this desktop release is the adoption of Systemd to replace the default init manager system. A significant number of continuing Linux distros are joining the SystemD party line.

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15:00
AWT News Update: April 29, 2015

On a sunny (at least at Apple World Today HQ) day in April, there's a variety of Apple news awaiting you on this podcast:

  • iOS 8 is now running on more than 80% of all iOS devices
  • American Airlines passengers faced delays yesterday after an iPad app used by pilots on Boeing 737 aircraft caused the iPads to crash
  • Twitter announced yesterday that it was working with Apple to build tweet search into Spotlight, and that capability is up and running
  • Pixelmator for Mac gets a huge update including Force Touch trackpad support

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14:42
Third-party iPad software to blame in delay of...

American Airlines on Wednesday said it identified an issue that delayed some 70 planes on Tuesday after crew iPads crashed, blaming the kerfuffle on mismanaged third-party software, not Apple hardware.

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14:20
Evernote adopts new Plus tier and revamped Premium...

Evernote on Wednesday added a new Plus tier to its notetaking services, simultaneously changing up its Premium subscription, while Airbnb introduced a native iPad interface to its iOS app.

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14:16
Get help with the Digital Crown on your Apple Watch

For example, if the Digital Crown isn't turning smoothly or your Apple Watch isn't responding to a button press, follow these steps.

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14:12
WSJ: Taptic Engine component responsible for limited...

If you're still waiting for your Apple Watch order to arrive, the Wall Street Journal has someone for you to blame: Taptic Engine components manufactured by AAC Technologies Holdings Inc. "started to break down over time," a manufacturing defect that "people familiar with the matter" say caused Apple to throw out some watches that had already been built.

Components from another supplier, Nidec Corp., haven't been faulty, but it will apparently take time for Nidec to ramp up production and catch up with demand. Neither AAC nor Nidec provided a comment for the Journal's story.

The Taptic Engine is a key part of the Apple Watch—it's what makes it vibrate when the watch wants your attention. Though many phones and tablets from other companies have used similar haptic feedback for a while now, Apple has only started to deploy...

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14:07
Mac Basics: Ports and connectors on your Mac

Your Mac includes a number of ports and connectors so that you can connect displays, drives, keyboards, networks, and more. This article describes the most common connections, and what they are for.

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14:00
Add-ins for Outlook.com—build an experience that...

We are thrilled to announce that Uber, Boomerang and PayPal are among the first partners to bring add-ins to our 400 million active Outlook.com users—leveraging the new unified consumer and commercial Outlook APIs announced earlier today at Build.

The Outlook APIs create an open platform for developers to build contextual experiences for Outlook.com and Office 365 users that simplify everyday tasks, helping them get more done without the hassle of switching between multiple applications.  Here’s an early peek at what Uber and Boomerang will bring to our users this summer.

  • Uber—Need a ride to your meeting or event? No problem, set up an Uber ride reminder for any calendar event with a single tap.
  • Boomerang—Send messages at the perfect time, get a reminder if your email doesn’t receive a response, and add a smart calendar assistant that lets you schedule meetings and share your real-time availability, all without leaving your email.

We’ll...

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14:00
Today at Build—new possibilities with the Office...

Developers get new ways to build with the Office platform, reach more people and extend their impact

Office is the world’s most popular set of productivity tools for getting things done and is used by over 1.2 billion people around the world today. Developers play a critical role in the world of Office by building new experiences for users and customers that we could never have imagined. Developers can extend Office apps using add-ins to expose their custom capabilities to users and connect to Office 365 through open APIs.

Today at the Build conference, we announced the next wave of new capabilities for developers to develop new integrated experiences that enhance productivity for more than a billion Office users around the globe.

A sneak peek of the new Office Graph API—Now developers can build powerful solutions that tap into rich data and machine learning capabilities to build smarter applications, all...

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13:51
Apple Watch rollout delayed by defective Taptic...

A report on Wednesday claims Apple discovered a serious flaw in certain vibrator mechanisms that power Apple Watch's Taptic Engine, prompting completed units to be scrapped just prior to launch.

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13:45
Wearables Wednesday: Everything you need to know...

Today we’re going to focus a bit on how to set up notifications for your various apps on the Apple Watch. Properly setting notifications can make or break your Apple Watch experience, since getting too many of them can be even more annoying than having to dig an iPhone out of your pocket every time something dings or buzzes. 

Responding to notifications

The way notifications work on the Apple Watch, they’re displayed as soon as they arrive. If you don’t look at them immediately, the Watch saves them for later viewing.

You’ll know if you have unread notifications to view if there is a red dot at the top of the watch face. To look at those notifications, just swipe down on the face. If you have an iOS device like an iPhone or iPad, you’re probably already familiar with Notification Center, which are also accessed by swiping down from the top of your screen.

Live notifications get your attention by either making a noise or using the haptic...

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13:44
Apple Watch rollout slowed by faulty Taptic Engines...

The Wall Street Journal reports that the limited initial roll out of the Apple Watch was slowed by supply manufacturing issues concerning the Taptic Engine. The report claims that after mass production of the device began in February, reliability testing showed that some of the Taptic Engines supplied by AAC Technologies Holdings began to break down after use.

The Taptic Engine was created by Apple to produce the sensation of being tapped on the wrist as a less intrusive way of notifying the user. The engine uses a motor to move a small rod back and forth, which creates the feeling of tapping. The Taptic Engine also plays a role in sending your heartbeat to other Apple Watch users. KGI noted issues of the production of...

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13:42
Apple Watch in Short Supply Due to Taptic Engine...

The Apple Watch has been available in extremely limited quantities since pre-orders for the device launched on April 10, and a new report from The Wall Street Journal sheds some light on why supplies have been low. A key component of the Apple Watch, the Taptic Engine, was made by two separate suppliers, and the devices created by one of Apple's suppliers was "found to be defective."After mass production began in February, reliability testing revealed that some taptic engines supplied by AAC Technologies Holdings Inc., of Shenzhen, China, started to break down over time, the people familiar with the matter said. One of those people said Apple scrapped some completed watches as a result.Apple was unable to use the Taptic Engines from the supplier in Shenzhen, China, but a those produced by a second supplier in Japan did not have the same issue. The majority of Taptic Engine...

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13:29
Time Warner CEO 'Pretty Confident' Apple...

During a recent earnings call relayed by CNET, Time Warner CEO Jeffrey Bewkes said he believes Apple will launch an Internet-based television service and that Apple is "very forward-thinking" when it comes to TV.
"We think Apple is very forward-thinking about television," he said, noting the computer maker's deal with Time Warner as the launch partner of streaming service HBO Now. "It's no surprise to anyone that Apple would be interested in launching a TV product."It is not clear if Bewkes' has insider knowledge regarding Apple's television plans, but Apple and Time Warner have been entwined in deals several times in the past, most recently with the HBO Now deal. Apple and Time Warner, HBO's parent company, partnered up for the HBO Now launch, with Apple's Apple TV and iOS devices being some of the...

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13:12
Microsoft introduces the Edge web browser

Microsoft has announced the Edge web browser at this week's Microsoft Build conference, reports re/code (http://tinyurl.com/ktnutgr/). It's the replacement for the long-in-the-tooth Internet Explorer.

Edge will be the primary/default browser built into Windows 10. Details are still light on of what’s unique to Edge, but TechCrunch (http://tinyurl.com/keuu277) says here’s what is known:

° It has built-in Cortana support.

° It has built-in reader, note-taking and sharing features.

° The design focuses on simplicity and minimalism.

° The rendering engine is called EdgeHTML.

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13:05
iPad app glitches delays some American Airlines...

Some American Airlines flights were grounded as an app issue with the on-board iPads used by pilots made it impossible to take off, reports the Verge (http://tinyurl.com/pxsdkm2).

"Some flights are experiencing an issue with a software application on pilot iPads," American Airlines spokesperson Andrea Huguely told The Verge. "In some cases, the flight has had to return to the gate to access a Wi-Fi connection to fix the issue. We apologize for the inconvenience to our customers. We are working to have them on the way to their destination as soon as possible."

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12:53
Apple's 5W USB Power Adapter Images are now...

On April 29, 2015, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published Apple's latest registered trademarks that specifically cover a photo and an image of their 5W USB Power Adapter.

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12:26
Time Warner CEO 'pretty confident' Apple...

Speaking during a Wednesday financial results call, Time Warner CEO Jeffrey Bewkes said he is "pretty confident" Apple will be launching a subscription streaming TV service in the near future, callling the company "very forward-thinking about television."

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12:24
Microsoft Unveils New 'Edge' Browser to...

Earlier this year, Microsoft debuted a new browser designed to succeed Internet Explorer. At the time, it was still under development with the code name Project Spartan, but at today's BUILD conference for developers, Microsoft shared additional details on the new browser and unveiled its name: Microsoft Edge.

According to Microsoft, the Edge name refers to being on the edge of consuming and creating. Microsoft is calling Edge "a browser built for doing," with a simple, no-frills design and access to tools for enhancing the browsing experience.

Edge has built-in note taking capabilities, letting users annotate, draw, and take notes right within the browser, and then share those website notes with friends. Microsoft says that Edge uses "blazing fast core technology," with more details available on the speed enhancements in the future.

Edge includes a distraction-free reading mode...

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12:11
The New Browser for Windows 10 will be Called...

Earlier today during Microsoft's developer conference we learned that the new browser coming to Windows 10, once known as project Spartan, is now officially called Microsoft Edge. Microsoft Edge is ...

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12:09
If you can't redeem your iTunes Gift Card or...

When you try to redeem an iTunes Gift Card or code, you might see a message that the code is invalid or inactive. Or you might not be able to easily read the code. If that’s happening to you, try these steps.

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12:07
Apple already plans to expand R&D center in...

Apple is said to be looking to provide employees at its research and development center in Herzliya with more space, only a matter of weeks after the the new facility officially opened.

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11:53
App Camp for Girls releases Quiz Compendium app

App Camp for Girls:

The Quiz Compendium includes 15 personality quizzes created by camper project teams. You’ll learn so many things about yourself, such as what your superpower is, where you should go on vacation, and even what your breakfast choices say about your personality.

I utterly despise these kinds of “personality quizzes” but App Camp for Girls is a great cause started by a wonderful person, Jean MacDonald. The app is only 99 cents and goes to a very worthy organization. So I’ll swallow my disdain and buy the app and you should too.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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11:33
Microsoft announces path for iOS Objective-C...

Can’t help being reminded of all those many years of Apple finding ways to run Windows apps on a Mac.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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11:22
Microsoft Announces Cross-Platform Add-Ins for...

Microsoft held its annual BUILD conference for developers this morning, where it made several announcements that may be of interest to Mac and iOS users. First off, the company announced cross-platform add-ins that will deeply integrate third-party apps and services into multiple versions of Office, including Office for iOS.

Microsoft's add-ins (which can be thought of as plug-ins) will enable a range of third-party services to integrate with Office on Windows, iOS, Android, and presumably Mac when the new Office 2016 is released. For example, Uber might be built into Outlook, letting users call for rides directly from their calendar appointments. Another example shown on stage was PicHit, an app offering a photo marketplace within the PowerPoint app.

Uber in Outlook, image via The Verge
The implementation...

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10:57
Can LG's Hot G4 Smoke the Competition?


LG on Tuesday unveiled its latest flagship smartphone, the G4. The official launch followed weeks of leaks about the device's design and features. The G4 has an f1.8 aperture lens; a new IPS Quantum display, which is generally seen in the latest TVs; a body curved in LG's "Slim Arc" design; and six genuine leather color options. Its rear 16-MP camera has a manual mode and comes with a color spectrum sensor -- a smartphone technology first, said LG. It has an 8-MP front camera. The G4 has a new, human-centric user interface, UX 4.0.

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10:52
Microsoft announces new tool for effortlessly...

Microsoft announced today during its Build conference that it will release a tool for developers to port their iOS apps directly to Windows 10 as “universal apps” that run on both phones and desktop computers. Developers will be able to feed their existing Objective-C code into a new software package and have it converted to work on the upcoming PC operating system.

At least, that’s how Microsoft is pitching it, though the whole process is a bit more complex. Essentially Windows 10 will ship with APIs that mirror the expected behavior of many iOS APIs, and this new conversion tool will help developers swap out iOS code for matching Windows code.

Because Windows 10 will be the operating system...

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10:50
Brett Terpstra introduces StretchLink for Mac OS X

Developer Brett Terpstra has introduced StretchLink 1.0 (http://stretchlinkapp.com), his new URL utility for Mac OS X.

StretchLink was developed exclusively for expanding shortened URLs, removing redirects, and cleaning out referrer junk so that you can share URL without any baggage. Whether you're sending links to friends or publishing a blog, you want to protect your friends and readers from redirects and privacy issues that can be caused by unintentionally publishing a shortened link, says Terpstra.

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10:50
Brett Terpstra introduces StretchLink for Mac OS X

Developer Brett Terpstra has introduced StretchLink 1.0 (http://stretchlinkapp.com), his new URL utility for Mac OS X.

StretchLink was developed exclusively for expanding shortened URLs, removing redirects, and cleaning out referrer junk so that you can share URL without any baggage. Whether you're sending links to friends or publishing a blog, you want to protect your friends and readers from redirects and privacy issues that can be caused by unintentionally publishing a shortened link, says Terpstra.

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10:48
Tag Heuer Announces their Smartwatch will be Ready...

Today, TAG Heuer announced that it will start selling a smartwatch for about $1,400 in October or November.

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10:35
BBEdit 11.1 Introduces Git and EditorConfig Support

Bare Bones Software (www.barebones.com) has announced BBEdit 11.1, an update to its professional strength HTML and text editor.

The new version introduces built-in support for Git and for EditorConfig. In addition, the BBEdit 11.1 update also introduces a new CSS/SCSS language module, a new Arrange submenu and a new Save All in Window command, plus enhanced command-line tools and INI support, refined navigation, file management and preferences, and more.

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10:28
Office for iPhone & iPad will soon support cross...

via Harry McCracken

It was hard to miss the iPhone 6 and iPad Air on stage during the beginning of Microsoft’s BUILD conference for developers. It turns out the Apple devices were used to demo a new feature coming to Office for iPhone and iPad called add-ins…

Satya Nadella described Office as a productivity platform rather than a standalone suite of apps. Add-ins are apps or plug-ins you can run through specific Office apps including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook. Add-in examples include a version of...

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10:08
iOS 8 adoption breaks 80 percent

According to Apple, iOS 8 is at 81 percent, iOS 7 has 17 percent, and earlier OSes are at 2 percent.

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10:00
Happy Hour Podcast 012 | Apple Watch first...

Apple Watch is finally here (well for some of us) and this week Zac, Benjamin, and Michael talk about their first impressions and experience with it. Has it been living up to the hype so far? Feel free to drop us a line about your Apple Watch experience at listenermail@9to5mac.com. The Happy Hour podcast is available for download on iTunes and through our dedicated RSS feed…

New episodes of Happy Hour are available every Wednesday. As mentioned, you can download...

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09:43
If you forgot the passcode for your Apple Watch

Learn what to do if you forgot the passcode for your Apple Watch.

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09:39
Microsoft unveils Visual Studio Code For Mac, a...

Microsoft’s BUILD conference for developers is currently underway, and the first Apple-related piece of news that came out early in the event is a new code editor for Mac. The Windows-maker announced a version of its coding app called Visual Studio Code that runs natively on the Mac.Visual Studio Code is a cross-platform code editor with availability on Windows and now Linux in addition to OS X. Microsoft describes the program as a “code optimized editor” with support for Intellisense, debugging, and GIT. The developer tool also features integration with GitHub.

Developers can use the code editor to write apps for each platform it supports: Windows, Linux, and OS X. The announcement comes as Microsoft continues its cloud-first, cross platform approach with support for OS...

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09:35
Samsung profit plunges 39 percent

Samsung Electronics Co. said its first-quarter net income has plunged 39 percent as the smartphone business saw its profit shrink to less than half from a year earlier.

And

Sales fell 12 percent from a year earlier to 47.12 trillion won while operating income dropped 30 percent to 5.98 trillion won, in line with Samsung’s earnings preview earlier this month.

The wider-than-expected drop in net profit was due to a big profit plunge in Samsung’s mobile business. The maker of Galaxy smartphones said its mobile division generated 2.74 trillion won in quarterly profit, compared with 6.43 trillion won a year earlier.

Ouch, sucks to be Samsung. This may look like the smartphone market is falling, but it’s not. Apple sold 61.1 million iPhones, up 40 percent over last year.

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09:31
Apple is already set to expand its Israeli R&D...

Just months after its opening, Apple is set to expand its R&D center in Herzliya Israel. Apple leases a portion of its Herzliya R&D center, and it is going to lease more space ...

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09:30
App Camp for Girls releases camper-driven app

App Camp for Girls (AGC) a great project that fosters an interest in coding and apps among young women and girls, has released its first app for iOS, the student-driven App Camp Quiz Compendium ($0.99).

The app features 15 personality quizzes created by teams of "camper" girls who have attended an ACG event. Girls also learn about the business side of producing commercial apps, and I'm sure this project will be another lesson along those lines.

Good job, folks. Keep up the good work.

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09:24
Mac notebooks: All about batteries

Learn more about the battery in your Mac notebook including how to optimize the battery life, troubleshoot, and get service.

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09:20
Pixelmator for Mac adds support for Force Touch...

Pixelmator 3.3.2 is out, featuring lots of new stuff — Photos app support, Force Touch trackpad support, jaw-dropping Repair Tool enhancements, and much more.

This is just great software. I use it everyday.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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09:10
9to5Toys Lunch Break: Spigen iPhone 6/Plus cases...

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

Today’s can’t miss deals:

Spigen iPhone 6/Plus cases in multiple styles & colors from $4 Prime shipped (up to 80% off)

9to5Toys Specials currently has a...

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09:06
AT&T service options for iPhone in Puerto Rico...

For iPhone service in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands, please visit one of these AT&T Store locations.

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09:00
OneNote—the ONE tool I can’t do without (and neither...

Today’s post was written by Kelli Etheredge, teacher and Microsoft Innovative Educator at the St. Paul’s Episcopal School in Mobile, Alabama.

We all have our “go to” tools when we want to work efficiently. For me, when I really need to accomplish a task, I clear my desk, close my door, turn on Vivaldi, and open OneNote. Regardless of the project—lesson redesign with a teacher, research on learning spaces, creating professional development sessions—all of my notes, ideas, questions… everything is in OneNote. OneNote has been my go to tool ever since I discovered its power eight years ago.

Two years ago, my administration asked me to help the 5th and 6th-grade teachers transition to a 1:1 learning environment with teacher created/curated content rather than textbooks. In my design of the program, the...

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08:59
IoT: Why Security Pros Need to Prepare Now


Have you ever heard of the Cullinan diamond? If you haven't, it was the largest diamond ever discovered: a 3106 carat diamond found in 1905 in South Africa. What's interesting about the Cullinan diamond isn't so much the discovery of the stone itself but what happened afterward: specifically, the cutting of the diamond. The Cullinan diamond was split into a number of smaller pieces -- nine large pieces and dozens of smaller ones -- by Joseph Asscher, a noted diamond cutter of the time.

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08:59
TAG Heuer's Android smartwatch will cost you $1...

So much for hopes that TAG Heuer's first smartwatch will cost less than its conventional counterparts. Jean-Claude Biver, the head of TAG's parent company LVMH, says that the Android Wear timepiece will cost about $1,400 when it ships in October or N...

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08:51
Some Tattoos Found to Interfere With Apple Watch...

A growing number of users have turned to social networks claiming that full sleeve tattoos, ones that stretch to cover the wrist, interfere with the Apple Watch's heart rate sensor and skin contact registration. Consequently, some Apple Watch users with tattoos have been unable to receive notifications and are frequently prompted to re-enter their passcode, if one is set, on the wrist-worn device.

A popular Reddit thread discussing the issue has received nearly 700 upvotes and 300 comments since being posted on Tuesday, and some users have unfortunately already coined the phrase "Tattoogate" to describe the problem. iMore soon followed up with a report confirming the issue, with the Apple Watch displaying inaccurate heart rate readings on the wrists of people with...

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08:47
Share content with AirDrop from your iPhone, iPad,...

With AirDrop, you can share photos, videos, websites, locations, and more with people nearby with an Apple device.

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08:45
Pixelmator 3.3.2 supports Force Touch trackpad,...

Pixelmator 3.3.2 has been released with support for Apple's new Force Touch trackpad on the MacBook, as well as an improved repair tool. Based on the demo video, the repair tool looks extremely impressive. The folks at Pixelmator note they spent two years on getting this feature to where it is now. 

Pixelmator is a fantastic image editor and, I must say, the one I use every day. Version 3.3.2 is a free update for existing users. The software costs $29.99 for new customers.

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08:30
Tattooed Apple Watch owners report sensor troubles

The Apple Watch is slowly but surely making its way into the world, but less than a week after the first devices landed on the front steps of lucky pre-orderers, there’s already a problem—sort of.

The watch reportedly has trouble sensing it’s on your skin if you have a heavily pigmented tattoo sleeve, according to Reddit users. This means the watch constantly locks up if you have it set to lock when it’s not on your wrist, and it doesn’t tap you when notifications come in. People who are experiencing the problem have tried turning off wrist detection, which allows alerts to come through, but turning off that setting also prevents Apple Pay from working, so it’s a less-than-ideal solution.

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08:27
Global Equities Research Calls for the Removal of...

In a new Barron's report this morning, Trip Chowdhry of Global Equities Research who has generally had a fervently positive view on Apple stock, today writes that the company has been squandering its cash as it boosts its capital returns to appease short-term investors, and that it needs to replace its CFO, Luca Maestri, to change course.

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08:23
Apple will soon let you shop the Apple Store from...

Amazon and Target won’t be the only major retailers on your wrist for long: sources say that Apple is finishing up work on a version of its Apple Store application for the Apple Watch. The Apple Watch app will come “soon” as part of an update to the Apple Store iPhone and iPad application, and will likely enable customers to make certain types of Apple Store purchases from their wrists, as well as receiving Apple Store-related notifications. As the Apple Watch does not have a keyboard, more involved orders will require the user to move over to the iPhone app. Apple will ask employees to push Apple Store app installations for the Apple Watch to customers this summer, when the...

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07:48
Twitter CEO highlights Apple Spotlight partnership...

Users may see more Tweets in future updates to iOS and OS X. According to Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, Twitter is working with Apple on injecting Tweets into the Spotlight feature on iPhones, iPads, iPod touches, and Macs. Costolo made the comments as part of yesterday’s Twitter quarterly earnings call, according to a transcript:

And finally, we are also working with Apple to surface great Twitter content and accounts directly in Spotlight Search on iOS and OS X, that also makes it easier and quicker to find great things on Twitter. So I would sum up by saying, there is absolutely an opportunity to go and monetize that attention and traffic. We want to make sure we iterate on the experiences to get them right first.

Spotlight on iOS and OS X...

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07:34
Xsan volume turning invisible every day

Forums: Troubleshooting

Good Afternoon Xsan Deployers.

I have an Xsan with 3 volumes:
Video_1: 56 TB
Video_2: 24 TB
Repository: 10 TB

2x MDC, 12x clients
Mac OS 10.8.5 on all workstations.

Since 3 days, i have my xsan volume Video_1, and only him, turning invisible on the desktops of the clients.
If i try to reach him via Terminal, he's still there, and the Xsan Admin nor the logs does not show any error.

I already had this issue in the past, and i solved as it's showed here:
http://krypted.com/xsan/holy-cow-batman-my-xsan-volume-is-invisible/

But in the past, once i fixed it once, the issue never appeared again, while now, once per day, this even happen.
I fix it easily with the SetFile command, but it's...

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07:30
The best Mac and iPad keyboards

Keyboards are important — so important that many people won’t “work” on their iPads without real keys to type on. No one complained when desktop mice gave way to laptop trackpads, or when trackpads evolved into tablet touchscreens, but the switch from physical to virtual keyboards has been met with plenty of resistance… specifically because virtual keyboards offer no resistance. There’s something about the responsive, up and down movement of actual keys, known as “travel,” that people clearly prefer over tapping on completely flat glass.

I’ve tested a lot of keyboards, and since I rely upon them professionally every day, I have some strong opinions as to the best options for different types of Mac and iPad users. You might be surprised by my advice, as it bucks a couple of Apple’s trends (“smaller!” “thinner!”), but if you’re like me, you’ll be a much happier typist if you “think different” on this topic than the folks in Cupertino…

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07:25
Samsung reclaims top smartphone maker title from...

Strategy Analytics has a new report out that estimates that Samsung has once again become the number one smartphone manufacturer by units shipped. Although Samsung doesn’t officially report unit numbers, the analytics firm is estimating 83 million smartphones sold worldwide for the company. IDC is also reporting similar numbers.

Apple, which does report the number of iPhones it shipped, sold 61 million iPhones in the last quarter. This is a new record for Apple (which became the #1 manufacturer during the previous quarter with the...

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07:20
Best Buy to accept Apple Pay, breaks from MCX lineup

Retailer Best Buy Best Buy said its customers could start using Apple Pay from Monday to make purchases on its app through the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch, thus appearing to break ranks with a group of leading U.S. merchants who are backing an alternative payment system.

Apple CEO Tim Cook also announced during an earnings conference call Monday that Apple Pay would be supported on the Best Buy app and in stores later this year.

The move is significant in that it breaks Best Buy away from the Merchant Customer Exchange, or MCX, a coalition of merchants backing its own mobile payments platform called CurrentC. MCX members Rite Aid and CVS...

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07:17
The Korean Press Finally Sees the Light and Wonders...

Apple has trounced Samsung once again in smartphone profits and even the Korean press is finding it difficult to understand why Samsung can't match Apple's performance.

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07:15
Apple to reject Watch apps that simply tell time

Developer David Smith was reviewing the Watch App Review guidelines when he came across section 10.7, which reads: 

"Watch Apps whose primary function is telling time will be rejected"

It makes sense as Apple is probably concerned with user confusion, since "time" app would likely include a watch face. Still, I feel for developers who had been working on, say, a world clock app.

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07:13
Get help with Spotlight on your iPhone, iPad, or...

Learn what to do if you don't find what you're looking for in Spotlight, or if you don't see online suggestions in your search results in iOS 8.

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07:11
Strategy Analytics: Samsung overtakes Apple as world...

According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics (www.strategyanalytics.com), global smartphone shipments grew 21% annually to reach 345 million units in the first quarter of 2015. Samsung overtook Apple to recapture first position as the world's largest smartphone vendor by volume, says the research group.

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07:00
Review: ‘Does not Commute’ for iPhone & iPad is...

While self-driving cars may be the future of personal transportation, we’re still stuck driving the old-fashioned way for now, and a new iPhone game will show you why the future can’t come fast enough.

Does not Commute is a driving game that tasks you with navigating a car from point A to point B. The car drives forward automatically, and you tap the right side of your screen to turn right, or the left side to turn left.

It sounds simple, and that’s because it is. After you successfully guide your first car across the neighborhood to its exit point, you’ll be asked to do the same with a second car with new starting and ending points.

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06:57
Apple Watch goes through DisplayMate testing,...

The Apple Watch is out the door, its display is impressive and seems to hold a terrific resolution, even given its tiny screen.

The display itself features a Flexible OLED covered by either a sapphire crystal or Ion-X strengthened cover glass on the Sport model. This being Apple’s first OLED display, Dr. Raymond Soneira over at DisplayMate went bananas, testing its performance, power management, color management, color gamut, color accuracy, ambient light sensor, reflectance, viewing angles and other aspects of the wearable.

It’s not exactly light reading, but it’s as thorough as anything you’ll find out there. The report has great things to say about the Apple...

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06:49
iOS 8 adoption bumps up to 81% with help of Apple...

More than 7 months after its official release, iOS 8 has now passed 80% adoption as a version of Apple’s latest mobile operating system is running on 81% of active devices, according to Apple’s App Store Distribution data. The new data puts iOS 8 up two points since this time two weeks ago. The remaining devices include 17% running a version of iOS 7, which is where the upgrades came from, while 2% of devices measured have iOS 6 or earlier.

That compares to MixPanel’s data that puts iOS 7 adoption at around 91% during the same period last year; its current data...

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06:41
Jive Releases real-time messaging app for Mac OS X,...

Jive Software (www.jivechime.com) has released Jive Chime, an app that connects coworkers in real time. It's available for Mac OS X, iOS, Windows and Android systems.

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06:41
Samsung Overtakes Apple to Reclaim Title of World...

The latest numbers from Strategy Analytics reveal that Samsung surpassed Apple to reclaim its position as the world's largest smartphone maker in the first quarter of 2015. The two smartphone vendors were previously tied in the fourth quarter of 2014 after Apple matched Samsung with 74.5 million smartphones shipped on the strength of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus and busy holiday shopping season.

Samsung recaptured the number one position with 83.2 million smartphones shipped in the first quarter, while Apple trailed in second with 61.2 million smartphones shipped during the three-month period ending March. Lenovo-Motorola finished a distant third with 18.8 million smartphones shipped, followed by Huawei at 17.3 million...

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06:37
Crashing iPad App Grounds Dozens of American Airline...

infolation writes: American Airlines was forced to delay multiple flights on Tuesday night after the iPad app used by pilots crashed. Introduced in 2013, the cockpit iPads are used as an "electronic flight bag," replacing 16kg (35lb) of paper manuals which pilots are typically required to carry on flights. In some cases, the flights had to return to the gate to access Wi-Fi to fix the issue.


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06:30
The 12-inch MacBook: A Different Mac for a...

To better understand Apple’s new 12-inch MacBook, Julio Ojeda-Zapata looks to his parents. They’re far removed from debates about the laptop’s single USB-C port, and just want a mobile computer that is simple, attractive and easy to carry. The 12-inch MacBook is their dream machine. Might it be yours as well?

 

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06:25
Together 3.4.3 - Store and organize all of your...

Together helps you organize your Mac, giving you the ability to store, edit and preview your files in a single clean, uncluttered interface.

Smart storage. With simple drag-and-drop functionality, Together lets you gather up images, text, bookmarks, and files for safekeeping. With built-in note-taking capabilities and easy inter-app file transfers, take control of cluttered, disorganized groups of files and restore them to a state of order and manageability.

Previewing and editing. Together can edit and preview a wide range of filetypes, and seamlessly incorporates QuickView for everything else. File editing is always a double-click away, and your changes are automatically synchronized.

Organization, optimized. If you are tired of dealing with scatterbrained systems of files and folders, Together's refreshing, iTunes-like interface will help you breathe easy. Organize items into groups and...

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06:20
Three days with the Apple Watch

Matthew Miller, writing for ZDNet, takes you from unboxing, through learning, through three days of living with his brand new Apple Watch. If you are still on the fence about buying one, this will give you a sense of the experience.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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06:13
Pixelmator 3.3.2 - Powerful layer-based image editor...

Pixelmator is a beautifully designed, easy-to-use, fast, and powerful image editor for OS X. It has everything you need to create, edit, and enhance your images.

Pixelmator is a layer-based image editor. You can quickly create layers from your photos, other pictures, from selections, or even your iSight. Yes, Pixelmator can add a layer to your composition directly from your Mac's little camera. Not only can you link and arrange added layers, but Pixelmator also allows you to blend layers, change their opacity, create clipping masks, or even add layer masks to hide some portions of a layer.



Version 3.3.2: New

  • Now you can quickly access your Photos library right from the Photo Browser in Pixelmator.
  • Paint with pressure sensitivity using the Force Touch trackpad on the new MacBook and MacBook Pro.
  • Wipe away unwanted elements from your photos up to five times faster with the enhanced Repair tool.

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06:00
Tech firms, other organizations setting up resources...

Between the events of the Nepal earthquake and the Baltimore riots Monday night, it’s turning into a disastrous week. If you were wondering what you can do to help, a number of tech companies, including Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Viber, have set up Red Cross donations, people-location services and cheap to free calling to reach out to anyone you might know in Nepal.

Where Baltimore is concerned, the Baltimore Sun has published a terrific list of links for people to sign up and volunteer their services. The page also contains links to web sites looking to help rebuild Baltimore after the...

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06:00
Tweets coming to Apple's Spotlight search,...

The already-cosy relationship between Apple and Twitter appears to be growing tighter, as the companies are now engaged in an effort to bring Twitter content to Apple's Spotlight search engine.

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05:31
American Airlines Forced to Delay Flights Reportedly...

According to a new report published late yesterday, "American Airlines was forced to delay multiple flights on Tuesday night after a key Apple iPad app used by pilots crashed.

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05:25
Pixelmator 3.3.2 adds support for Apple's new...

Popular photo editing tool Pixelmator was updated on Wednesday to add pressure-sensitive support for Apple's new Force Touch trackpad found on the latest MacBooks, as well as an advanced repair tool said to be five times better than its predecessor.

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05:22
XMind 3.5.2 - Popular mind mapping and project...

XMind is the most popular mind mapping tool. Millions of people use XMind to clarify thinking, manage complex information, run brainstorming and get work organized. It couldn't be easier to get started.

A detailed list of features can be found here.

XMind is an open source project, which means it's free to download and free to use forever. XMind Plus ($79) and Pro ($129) with more professional features are also available.



Version 3.5.2: Improvements

  • Add a language change option to Preferences.
  • Improve theme usage experience. When applying a theme, users can now choose from overriding all custom styles in the target map or keeping them.
  • Improve export experiences.
  • Add Danish and Japanese "Welcome to XMind" map guide under help menu.
  • Modify the translation errors in...

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05:00
5 surprising tips for Apple’s new Photos app

Most of the reporting to date on Apple’s new Photos app logically focuses on getting your pictures into the program, dealing with iCloud Photo Library (the syncing service used to copy all your pictures onto all your devices), the Adjustment panel’s smart sliders, and so on. In this column, you’ll learn a few slick Photos tricks that you may not have read about anywhere else. Read on and prepare to be impressed!

To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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04:58
Samsung's Net Profit Plunges 39% in Q1 2015

In a Korean regulatory filing, Samsung stated that its net profit plunged 39 percent in the first quarter from a year earlier due to sluggish device sales. The profits plunge is really much larger than the 31% that was anticipated in early April.

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04:38
Redditors and Twitter users report problems with...

Left: no heart-rate reading or skin contact, right: working fine

If you have tattooed wrists and are thinking about ordering an Apple Watch, you may want to try one first. A Reddit thread is reporting that the watch can fail to read heartbeats, or even fail to detect skin contact at all, on some people with heavily-tattooed wrists. This has been backed-up by some Twitter users.

The issue isn’t affecting everyone with tattoos, and reports seem to suggest that solid areas of darker inks – like red and black – and most likely to be affected. The issue is specific to tattoo inks: skin color has no impact.

If the watch fails to detect your skin, you can turn off wrist detection in the companion app, but the watch will then no longer support...

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04:34
Kool Tools: Relo moves data from Android to iOS...

JAMF Software's Relo (http://www.jamfsoftware.com/products/Relo/) is a free app that lets you safely move contacts, photos and videos and WiFi settings from an Android to gadget to an iOS device via a wireless connection.

Until now, the switch from Android to iPhone and iPad was done manually. Not only was this extremely time consuming and frustrating, it put users at risk of losing important and personal data, and often forced them to leave such data behind on their old device. Finding and replacing their favorite apps was an equally time consuming and frustrating process. 

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04:29
Pixelmator for Mac adds Force Touch pressure-...

The developers behind Pixelmator have just released another free update to the Mac app, available in the Mac App Store ($29.99). Despite the bug-fix identifier, Version 3.3.2 packs some cool enhancements to support Apple’s latest technologies and hardware.

For one, as demoed in the screenshot above, Pixelmator brushes now support Force Touch so you can draw with multiple levels of pressure by pressing harder on the touchpad of your new Retina MacBook (or early 2015 13 inch Retina MacBook Pro). This is useful for quick adjustments although serious painters will still want to use dedicated drawing tablets. The update also adds support for the Photos app and a revamped Repair Tool …

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04:07
Maintain serves up Cocktail 8.3.1 (Yosemite Edition)

Maintain has served Cocktail 8.3.1 (Yosemite Edition), the latest maintenance update for users running OS X Yosemite.

Cocktail is a general purpose utility for OS X that lets users clean, repair and optimize their Macs. Version 8.3.1 fixes compatibility issues with 1Password and Evernote browser extensions. It also contains improvements on the network optimization feature and updated Automator actions.

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03:08
NetShade 6.1.5 - Browse privately using anonymous...

This promotion is for NetShade and 1 year of Proxy and VPN services

NetShade is an anonymous proxy and VPN app+service for Mac. Unblock your Internet through NetShade's high-speed proxy and VPN servers spanning seven countries.

NetShade masks your IP address as you browse the web, by routing you through a proxy server. Anonymous proxies are becoming more and more popular in this age of heightened security and privacy concerns, and NetShade provides an effective and straightforward interface to easily protect your privacy. NetShade currently runs nine high-quality, super-fast, dedicated proxy servers located in the US and Europe.

In addition to HTTP proxy, all of NetShade's servers offer a robust encrypted SSL for when privacy is of the utmost importance..

Multiple price options; see pricing page for more information.



Version 6.1.5:

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02:58
Carbon Copy Cloner 4.1 - Easy-to-use backup/cloning...

Carbon Copy Cloner backups are better than ordinary backups. Suppose the unthinkable happens while you're under deadline to finish a project: your Mac is unresponsive and all you hear is an ominous, repetitive clicking noise coming from its hard drive. With ordinary backups, you'd spend your day rushing out to a store to buy a new hard drive and then sit in front of your computer reinstalling the operating system and restoring data.

With Carbon Copy Cloner, your data and the operating system's data are all preserved on a bootable volume, ready for production at a moment's notice. When disaster strikes, simply boot from your backup and get back to using your Mac. At your convenience, replace the failed hard drive and then let CCC restore the OS, your data and your settings directly from the backup in one easy step.

Any backup application can save your stuff. A CCC bootable backup will save your productivity too!



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Tuesday April 28

21:00
TA15-119A: Top 30 Targeted High Risk Vulnerabilities

Original release date: April 29, 2015
Systems Affected

Systems running unpatched software from Adobe, Microsoft, Oracle, or OpenSSL. 

Overview

Cyber threat actors continue to exploit unpatched software to conduct attacks against critical infrastructure organizations. As many as 85 percent of targeted attacks are preventable [1].

This Alert provides information on the 30 most commonly exploited vulnerabilities used in these attacks, along with prevention and mitigation recommendations.

It is based on analysis completed by the Canadian Cyber Incident Response Centre (CCIRC) and was developed in collaboration with our partners from Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the Australian Cyber Security Centre.

Description

Unpatched vulnerabilities allow malicious actors entry points into a network. A set of vulnerabilities are...

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20:59
NetSpot 2.4.594 - Wireless survey tool. (Free)

NetSpot is a simple and accessible wireless survey tool for Mac users, which allows collecting, visualizing and analyzing Wi-Fi data using any MacBook.

NetSpot can visualize your wireless network by building a visual Wi-Fi map. It will let you see dead zones without coverage and place hotspots (Access Points) correctly. Using the visualized map of collected wireless data you will also see channels' load and will be able to decide how to optimize your Wi-Fi site better.

NetSpot is a powerful analyzer of Wi-Fi coverage. Just in a couple of clicks you can load your area map, point your location on the map and NetSpot starts collecting Wi-Fi data around you. It will gather all the needed information for radio signal leakages analyzing, noise sources discovering, access points effective location, etc.

You can also use NetSpot as a powerful wireless network planning tool. Load a map, collect wireless site survey data, build a heatmap of your...

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20:59
PDFpen 7.1.1 - Edit and annotate PDFs with ease. (...

PDFpen allows users to easily edit PDF's. Add text, images and signatures. Fill out PDF forms. Merge or split PDF documents. Reorder and delete pages. Even correct text and edit graphics!

Features

  • Replace text in original PDF with editable text blocks
  • Move, resize, copy, and delete images in original PDF
  • Overlay text and images onto PDF (for example, sign purchase orders by applying signature image)
  • Perform Optical Character Recognition (OCR) on scanned documents
  • Insert and remove pages; re-order pages in a PDF by drag-and-drop
  • Copy and paste rich text; retain fonts and formatting when copying from PDF's
  • Select and copy text across multiple columns
  • Fill out and save PDF forms
  • Add (and print) notes and comments
  • Markup documents with highlighting, underscoring and strike-through
  • Save frequently used images, signatures, objects, and text in the Library
  • ...

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20:59
NetSpot Pro 2.4.594 - Wireless survey tool. (Demo)

NetSpot Pro is a simple and accessible wireless survey tool for Mac users, which allows collecting, visualizing and analyzing Wi-Fi data using any MacBook.

NetSpot Pro can visualize your wireless network by building a visual Wi-Fi map. It will let you see dead zones without coverage and place hotspots (Access Points) correctly. Using the visualized map of collected wireless data you will also see channels' load and will be able to decide how to optimize your Wi-Fi site better.

NetSpot Pro is a powerful analyzer of Wi-Fi coverage. Just in a couple of clicks you can load your area map, point your location on the map and NetSpot Pro starts collecting Wi-Fi data around you. It will gather all the needed information for radio signal leakages analyzing, noise sources discovering, access points effective location, etc.

You can also use NetSpot Pro as a powerful wireless network planning tool. Load a map, collect wireless site survey data, build a...

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20:53
iPad outage affects a “a few dozen” American...

Two years ago, American Airlines replaced the paper versions of its cockpit documents with iPad flight bags on all planes. At the time, the airline touted that the switch would both save money for the company and make the lives of pilots easier. This evening, however, more than several dozen American Airlines flights have been affected by an iPad-related outage. Many flights have been delayed and passengers forced to exit the planes.

“Some flights are experiencing an issue with a software application on pilot iPads,” American Airlines wrote on Twitter. According to various user reports, iPads went blank for both captains and copilots. In order to resolve the issues, pilots had to return to the gate and...

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20:52
iPad App Issue Delays 'a Few Dozen'...

Issues with an app on iPads provided to pilots on American Airline flights have delayed "a few dozen" flights, making it difficult for planes to take off and causing them to return to the gates to fix the issue, according to The Verge.

An American Airlines pilot's iPad"Some flights are experiencing an issue with a software application on pilot iPads," American Airlines spokesperson Andrea Huguely later told The Verge. "In some cases, the flight has had to return to the gate to access a Wi-Fi connection to fix the issue. We apologize for the inconvenience to our customers. We are working to have them on the way to their destination as soon as possible." Another spokesperson said that the issue affected "a few dozen flights" across the airline. "We've identified the issue, we've identified the solution, and we are working on it right now."Passenger Bill...

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19:54
Apple iPad software issue grounds 'several...

At least one American Airlines flight was grounded before takeoff on Tuesday due to a software bug that disabled pilots' iPad-powered electronic flight bags, potentially affecting the carrier's entire fleet of 737 aircraft.

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19:42
MCX CEO Out After Best Buy Begins Accepting Apple Pay

Just a day after Apple CEO Tim Cook announced that MCX member Best Buy would begin accepting Apple Pay in stores later this year, MCX, the company behind Apple Pay competitor CurrentC, announced that current CEO Dekkers Davidson has left the company. He's been replaced by former Bank of America Merchant Services CEO Brian V. Mooney on an interim basis.
“MCX was created to capitalize on a tremendous opportunity for consumers, and I look forward to taking the company through the next exciting phase of bringing CurrentC™ to the market,” said Mooney. “MCX has a talented team in place backed by the determination and resources of many of the world’s largest and most successful merchants. Building on that foundation, we’re focused on making CurrentC™ the consumer preferred...

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19:06
'Test model' iPad among items stolen in...

A report on Tuesday details a recent home invasion in Cupertino, Calif., in which thieves stole thousands of dollars' worth of goods and cash, including what is being described as a "test model iPad from Apple."

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18:18
Test iPad stolen from Cupertino home, not yet...


Apple’s latest iPad Air 2 tablet

Mercury News reports that an iPad test model was one of the items stolen in a robbery and kidnapping that took place at a Cupertino house earlier this month. Specific details regarding the device are sparse at this point, although it has not yet been recovered. The victim of the robbery was a 20-year old man who was also kidnapped after responding to an online advertisement from a women.

The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office would only disclose that the device was “a test model iPad from Apple.” The victim informed detectives that the device was one of...

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17:14
MCX CEO out a day after Best Buy announces Apple Pay...

MCX, the merchant consortium behind the Apple Pay competitor known as CurrentC, has announced today that CEO Dekkers Davidson is being replaced by Brian Mooney. MCX has given Mooney the title of interim CEO, which makes it unclear as to whether the consortium is actively looking for another CEO to replace Dekkers Davidson or if Mooney is the permanent choice.

When Apple Pay launched, CurrentC and MCX received a flood of negative publicity. CurrentC’s exclusivity policy at the time prompted retailers such as CVS and Rite Aid to disable NFC...

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16:35
∞ djay for Apple Watch

The guys at Algoriddim do a great job with their software.

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16:10
Consortium behind Apple Pay competitor CurrentC...

The Merchant Customer Exchange, better known by its acronym MCX, announced on Tuesday that it has named payments expert Brian V. Mooney as interim CEO, replacing former chief executive Dekkers Davidson.

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15:38
Other Shoe Drops in White House Security Breach


Last year's breach of unclassified White House computer systems reportedly was far more intrusive than initially thought and included the theft of some presidential correspondence.
No classified systems were compromised, including the servers that control the message traffic from President Obama's BlackBerry mobile device. However, much of the information the unclassified servers handle -- such as schedules, email exchanges with State Department officials, and discussions of personnel moves, legislation and policy -- is considered sensitive.

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15:30
The Week in Mac Apps: Dance to your own groove with...

Beatboxes, world time, photomosaics, and more

In this week’s roundup of new Mac apps, we bring you a tool that lets you cut your own groove, a dashboard widget that helps you keep up with the news, and an app that makes sure you don’t wake up your boss at 3:00 a.m. (unless you really want to).

BeatLine 1.0

Ever wanted your very own drum machine? Music Paradise’s $1 BeatLine gives you just that—without any extra hardware.

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15:25
UberEATS now delivering food to New Yorkers in 10...

After seeing initial success in Los Angeles and Barcelona, Uber on Tuesday launched its UberEATS service in New York and Chicago, promising customers direct delivery of fresh food in ten minutes or less.

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15:22
How to verify the authenticity of manually...

If you manually download an update package for Mac, you can verify the signature to confirm that the package is authentic and complete.

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14:25
IK Multimedia releases UltraTuner for iPhone and...

UltraTuner is the most precise digital tuner available for iOS, providing precision down to .01 (yes, that’s 1/100th) of a cent. UltraTuner is 10x more precise than mechanical strobe tuners, which are generally considered the “gold standard” of precision tuners, and they typically don’t fit into your shirt pocket.

This looks very cool. The screenshots of it on the Apple Watch are just great.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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14:19
BIAS FX for iPad

BIAS FX turns your iPad into a world-class, guitar amp-and-effects processor. It gives you an endless collection of insanely great-sounding guitar pedalboards, ultra-high definition stereo rack effects, dual amps and dual signal chain. You can share and download users and artists signature guitar pedalboards from the cloud.

Yes. Download!

∞ Read this on The Loop

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14:15
Using Game Center on your Mac or iOS device

Game Center lets you play and share games with your friends, track your progress using leaderboards, and more. Learn how to set up Game Center and resolve sign-in and connection issues.

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14:12
Decoding Eddie Van Halen’s “Little Guitars”

Alex Vollmer is a very talented guitar player and he’s come up with an explanation and video of how to play Eddie Van Halen’s “Little Guitars.” It’s great.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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13:30
Nike + iPod: Achieving a new workout milestone may...

If you have Spoken Feedback enabled on your iPod nano (4th generation) and you have just heard a congratulatory audible message after reaching a new workout milestone, your iPod nano may unexpectedly reset and lose the data for your last workout.

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13:26
Set up your Apple Watch

To get started with your Apple Watch, pair and sync it with your iPhone.

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13:01
OS X Yosemite: Supported digital camera RAW formats

Learn which digital camera RAW formats are supported by OS X Yosemite.

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12:41
Troubleshooting Sync Services on Windows with...

If you're having difficulty syncing your contacts or calendars to iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iTunes for Windows via USB, this article can help.

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12:36
12-Inch Retina MacBook Receives Mixed Reviews From...

Just a few weeks after the 12-inch Retina MacBook became available to order online, a number of early adopters have shared mixed opinions about the notebook within the MacRumors discussion forums. Overall, many users agree that the new MacBook has major design appeal but with too many key compromises, as mentioned by several well-known tech pundits and websites in our review roundup of the notebook.

A handful of users within the discussion forums claimed that they regretfully returned their new MacBooks shortly after receiving one because of those compromises, including the frustration of looking for and purchasing USB-C adapters that are needed to connect various Digital AV, VGA or USB devices, peripherals and cables to the single USB-C port on the ultra-slim notebook. The new keyboard and slow performance were...

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11:56
About the security content of iOS 8

This document describes the security content of iOS 8.

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11:40
Mac computers: Sleep Indicator Light behavior

This article details various Sleep Indicator Light (SIL) behaviors and what they mean.

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11:39
Manage your associated devices in iTunes

You can see if your Mac, PC, iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch is associated with your Apple ID in the iTunes, iBooks, and App Store, and manage your associated devices. Just open iTunes using your Mac or PC.

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11:27
App Store Review Guidelines Updated to Forbid Time-...

Apple has updated its App Store Review Guidelines to reflect an Apple Watch rule that it's been enforcing over the past several weeks, which prevents developers from creating Apple Watch apps that display the time. According to the newly added 10.7 rule under "User interface," Watch Apps that have a "primary function" of telling the time will be rejected.

Though this rule, noticed first by 9to5Mac, was not previously listed in the App Store Review Guidelines or in the Apple Watch Human Interface Guidelines until today, Apple has previously been using this guideline to turn down Apple Watch apps, and its enforcement of this rule appears particularly strict based on some of the apps that...

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10:12
Lark puts food-logging on your wrist with new Apple...

If Siri sent you encouraging messages about your activity and sleep patterns, she would look a lot like Lark, a conversational wellness coaching app for iOS. Now the app is tackling food-tracking with Tuesday’s update for iOS and its launch on Apple Watch.

Lark is taking a decidedly different approach to food than its meal-tracking competitors with a focus on wellness instead of guilt. Record your meals, snacks, and drinks using voice dictation on the Watch or iPhone and Lark will parse trends from your daily food log, not specific calorie counts.

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09:35
About the security content of OS X Yosemite v10.10.3...

This document describes the security content of OS X Yosemite v10.10.3 and Security Update 2015-004.

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09:25
Try safe mode if your Mac doesn't finish...

You can use safe mode to help you resolve issues that might keep your Mac from completely starting up.

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09:10
Sync iBooks between your Mac and your iPhone, iPad,...

Books you buy from the iBooks Store are available automatically on all of your Mac and iOS devices.

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08:56
Change the name of your iPhone, iPad, or iPod

Learn how to change the name of your iPhone, iPad, or iPod.

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08:43
How to take a screenshot on your iPhone, iPad, and...

You can capture the screen on your iOS device using the Sleep/Wake and Home buttons.

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08:38
About Restrictions (parental controls) on iPhone,...

You can turn on Restrictions, also known as parental controls, on your iOS device to prevent access to specific apps and features. Learn about the types of Restrictions and how to turn them on and off on your device.

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08:16
Use iTunes Radio on your computer, iPhone, iPad,...

iTunes Radio is a free service that lets you stream hundreds of DJ-curated and genre-focused stations directly to your device or computer.

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08:07
Xsan: Volume not visible in Xsan Admin after...

When using Xsan Admin to change the name of a volume in OS X Mountain Lion, the renamed volume may no longer appear in Xsan Admin, but will remain available to Xsan clients.

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08:02
Hide and unhide purchases in the iTunes Store

On a computer, you can hide and unhide your iTunes Store, App Store, and iBooks Store purchases.

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07:40
About the screens you see when your Mac starts up

When you start your Mac from OS X, different screens are displayed to let you know how your Mac is starting up, or why it might not finish starting up.

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Monday April 27

22:10
Swedish armored vehicles get F1-inspired active...

BAE Systems recently announced that it has adapted the active damping suspension originally made for F1 cars to a Swedish Combat Vehicle, the CV90. This is reportedly the first system of its kind for a tracked vehicle, although BAE has been working o...

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20:34
Audi makes eco-friendly diesel from carbon dioxide...

In an ideal, pollution-free world, everyone would be driving electric and hydrogen fuel cell cars. Audi knows society isn't quite there yet, however, so it has a stopgap if you still get around using conventional vehicles. The automaker recently prod...

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20:09
MacBook Pro: Bottom case foot replacement DIY...

This article details the do it yourself (DIY) repair process for installing feet and plugs for MacBook (13-inch, Aluminum, Late 2008) and MacBook Pro computers that exhibit missing or damaged bottom case feet.

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15:55
About Apple Configurator 1.4.1

Learn about Apple Configurator 1.4.1.

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15:54
Apple Configurator: Managing iOS device software

Learn how to add or remove iOS device software in Apple Configurator 1.3 or later.

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15:53
About Apple Configurator 1.3

Learn about Apple Configurator 1.3.

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15:32
About Apple Configurator 1.1.1

Learn about Apple Configurator 1.1.1.

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15:31
About Apple Configurator 1.4.3

Learn about Apple Configurator 1.4.3.

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14:40
Your heart rate. What it means, and where on Apple...

Learn how Apple Watch measures your heart rate, and get tips for a more accurate reading. 

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12:45
Family Sharing

A new way to bring harmony to your family’s digital life.

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12:33
Manage your iCloud storage

Learn how to manage your iCloud storage if you reach or exceed your storage limit.

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12:26
Find the S/M band adjustment piece for your new...

If you buy an Apple Watch Sport, or an Apple Watch with a sport band, you can use included parts to adjust your band to be M/L or S/M.

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12:25
Get help using My Photo Stream

Find your issue below and try the steps to resolve it. 

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12:22
About Notifications on your Apple Watch

Your notifications will go to your iPhone or your Apple Watch, depending on the device that you're using. 

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11:32
Get the latest version of Safari for your Mac

You can keep Safari up to date by keeping OS X up to date.

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11:30
Print from your Mac

Learn how to print pictures and other documents from your Mac to a printer.

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11:30
Use Projector Calibrator in OS X

Projector Calibrator helps you to project the best image for the lighting conditions in your room.

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04:58
Finally with the Docker, Pepijn Bruienne with...

What you’ve all been waiting for, the exciting conclusion to Charles interviewing Pepijn, where they finally let loose the dogs of Docker. Be sure to not listen all the way until the end, as the hand-egg talk somehow slipped in.

About Allister Banks

Allister has had the honor of writing a book with Charles Edge (http://url.aru-b.com/packtbook), an article or two for MacTech Magazine, and speaking at conferences like MacAdmins Conference at Penn State. He lives in NYC, contributes to various open source projects, and speaks enough Japanese to order food.

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Sunday April 26

13:42
How to take a screenshot on your Apple Watch

     

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Friday April 24

18:25
iOS : profils Bluetooth pris en charge

L’iPhone, l’iPad et l’iPod touch peuvent prendre en charge plusieurs profils Bluetooth s’ils sont dotés de la version la plus récente d’iOS. Cet article présente de façon détaillée les différences entre les appareils en termes de gestion de profils Bluetooth.

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18:25
iCloud : dépannage de l’app Localiser mes amis

Si vous utilisez iCloud et iOS 5 ou version ultérieure, l’app Localiser mes amis vous permet de localiser facilement vos proches depuis votre iPhone, iPad ou iPod touch. Si cette dernière ne fonctionne pas correctement, consultez les étapes de dépannage ci-dessous.

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18:20
Comment dépanner iTunes Match

Si vous rencontrez des problèmes avec iTunes Match, essayez de résoudre le problème à l’aide de l’une des méthodes suivantes.

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18:20
Définir des restrictions afin d’empêcher la...

Découvrez comment utiliser les restrictions afin d’empêcher tout achat accidentel ou non autorisé via votre compte iTunes Store. L’activation des restrictions sur votre appareil permet d’exiger la saisie d’un mot de passe lors d’un achat, d’empêcher certains types d’achats, ou encore d’empêcher les achats de manière globale.

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18:20
Ordinateurs et moniteurs Apple : alimentation de...

Cet article vous présente la puissance disponible via une connexion USB sur les ordinateurs Apple et vous explique comment utiliser les périphériques qui nécessitent une alimentation plus puissante que celle disponible via les différents ports USB.

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18:20
Wi-Fi : connexion impossible à un réseau Wi-Fi 802....

Il est possible que des produits Apple ne puissent pas se connecter aux réseaux Wi-Fi 802.11n si la fonctionnalité Multimédia sans fil est désactivée.

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18:20
iMovie pour iOS : que signifie le triangle jaune...

Lorsque vous travaillez sur un projet iMovie en utilisant un appareil compatible avec iOS, il est possible qu’un triangle jaune s’affiche à la place du clip vidéo ou au démarrage d’un fichier de musique.

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15:20
About the security content of OS X Server v4.1

Learn about the security content of OS X Server v4.1.

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14:59
Find My iPhone Activation Lock: Removing a device...

Learn how to remove a device from a previous owner's Apple ID so that you can activate and use it.

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14:53
Size limits of iWork for iCloud beta documents

You can create, edit, and collaborate on documents using a Mac or PC browser. Check the size limits below to make sure you can use your documents with iWork for iCloud beta. 

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14:38
Set up and use Apple Pay with Apple Watch

Get started by adding your credit or debit card to Apple Watch using the Apple Watch app on iPhone.

| Read more »
11:30
Mac Basics: Using a scanner

Learn about using a scanner in OS X so that you can scan text documents, photographs, and so forth into files on your Mac.

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10:20
OS X: Identifying USB ports on your Mac

Macs that support OS X include built-in USB ports. You can use System Information or System Profiler to see how fast these ports are, and to see what's currently connected to them.

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09:55
How to prevent supervised devices from installing...

You can use Apple Configurator or Mobile Device Management (MDM) to prevent supervised devices from installing software from the iOS Beta Program.

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08:04
About the App Store

Use the App Store to find and download apps for your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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Thursday April 23

14:27
About Time Machine local snapshots

When you use a Mac notebook computer and your backup drive isn't available, Time Machine makes local copies of files that you create, modify, or delete.

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14:24
Wearing Apple Watch

You’ll want to wear Apple Watch throughout your day. To make sure you have the best experience, here is some information about potential skin sensitivities, getting a good fit, and proper care and cleaning.

| Read more »
14:03
iTunes Store charges on credit and debit card...

Unfamiliar iTunes Store or App Store charge on your credit or debit card statement? Before you request a refund, check if it's an authorization hold, a delayed charge, a subscription renewal, or a Family Sharing purchase.

| Read more »
14:01
If your iMac (2013 or 2014 model) restarts when...

When using OS X v10.10.3, opening certain very large JPEG images might cause your iMac to restart and display an error message.

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13:58
See your purchase history in the iTunes Store

Find what apps, songs, movies, TV shows, or books you've bought from the iTunes Store, App Store, iBooks Store, and Mac App Store on your computer. 

| Read more »
13:43
Cleaning and wearing Apple Watch

Get tips on cleaning Apple Watch, avoiding skin irritation, and materials if you have allergies or skin sensitivities.

| Read more »
13:36
Listen to music on your Apple Watch

Learn how to store, listen to, and remove music from your Apple Watch.

| Read more »
13:33
Download past purchases from iTunes in the Cloud

With iTunes in the Cloud, you can access your past purchases from the iTunes Store, App Store, iBooks Store, and Mac App Store.

| Read more »
13:25
Use third-party apps on your Apple Watch

Find, install, and manage third-party apps for your Apple Watch.

| Read more »
13:16
If a network user can't be created after you...

After upgrading or migrating to OS X Server, a "password change denied" alert might appear and network users might not be able to log in.

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Wednesday April 22

14:55
Find the serial number and other information for...

Learn where to find your iOS device's serial number, International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) number, Mobile Equipment Identifier (MEID), Cellular Data Number (CDN), and Integrated Circuit Card ID (ICCID) number.

| Read more »
11:57
If your Mac is lost or stolen

If you lose your Mac or think it might be stolen, these steps might help you locate it and protect your data.

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10:27
OS X Lion v10.7.3: User account passwords appear in...

In OS X Lion v10.7.3, user account passwords for Legacy FileVault and/or home folders mounted via NFS, AFP, or SMB are stored as plain text in log files.
System backups and syslog servers may also have the user account passwords stored as plain text.
Note: Time Machine backups are not affected—Time Machine does not back up the log files in which user account passwords are stored in plain text.

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The new 12″ Retina MacBooks are still on backorder at The Apple Store with a 3-5 week waiting period. However, a few models are in stock today at Apple resellers. Stock is limited, so act now if you’... Read more
New 27-inch 3.3GHz 5K iMac in stock with free...
Adorama has the new 27″ 3.3GHz 5K iMac in stock today for $1999 including free shipping plus NY & NJ sales tax only. Adorama will include a free copy of Apple’s 3-year AppleCare Protection Plan. Read more
Memorial Day Weekend Sale: New 27-inch 3.3GHz...
Best Buy has the new 27″ 3.3GHz 5K iMac on sale for $1899.99 this weekend. Choose free shipping or free local store pickup (if available). Sale price for online orders only, in-store prices may vary... Read more
OtterBox Maximizes Portability, Productivity...
From the kitchen recipe book to the boarsroom presentation, the OtterBox Agility Tablet System turns tablets into one of the most versatile pieces of handheld technology available. Available now, the... Read more
Launch of New Car App Gallery and Open Develo...
Automatic, a company on a mission to bring the power of the Internet into every car, has announced the launch of the Automatic App Gallery, an app store for nearly every car or truck on the road... Read more
Memorial Day Weekend Sale: 13-inch 1.6GHz Mac...
Best Buy has the new 13″ 1.6GHz/128GB MacBook Air on sale for $849 on their online store this weekend. Choose free shipping or free local store pickup (if available). Sale price for online orders... Read more
Memorial Day Weekend Sale: 27-inch 3.5GHz 5K...
Best Buy has the 27″ 3.5GHz 5K iMac on sale for $2099.99 this weekend. Choose free shipping or free local store pickup (if available). Sale price for online orders only, in-store prices may vary.... Read more
Sale! 16GB iPad mini 3 for $349, save $50
B&H Photo has the 16GB iPad mini 3 WiFi on sale for $349 including free shipping plus NY sales tax only. Their price is $50 off MSRP, and it’s the lowest price available for this model. Read more
Price drop on 2014 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro...
B&H Photo has dropped prices on 2014 15″ Retina MacBook Pros by $200. Shipping is free, and B&H charges NY sales tax only: - 15″ 2.2GHz Retina MacBook Pro: $1799.99 save $200 - 15″ 2.5GHz... Read more

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…a senior project manager / business analyst to work within our Worldwide Apple Fulfillment Operations and the Business Process Re-engineering team. This role will work Read more
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Sales Specialist - Retail Customer Service and Sales Transform Apple Store visitors into loyal Apple customers. When customers enter the store, you're also the Read more
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**Job Summary** The Apple Online Store is a fast paced and ever evolving business environment. The User Acceptance Testing (UAT) lead in this organization is able to Read more
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…Summary** Design, develop, and launch next-generation Touch solutions in the new Apple Watch product category. The Touch team develops cutting-edge Touch solutions and Read more
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