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Monday May 4

11:29
Google acquires Timeful time management iOS app to...

Google today announced that it’s acquiring Timeful Inc, the company behind the Timeful app that offers a central location for time management, calendar functions, to-do list and scheduling features.

While the company confirmed that you will be able to continue downloading the Timeful app from the App Store— the app is iOS only— it also said that it will focus “the team’s attention will be on new projects at Google.” That means the Timeful team will begin implementing features of Timeful into Google apps, the company confirmed. 

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11:13
General Electric to Produce an LED bulb Compatible...

According to a new report published today, General Electric announced collaborations with Apple and Qualcomm today as it uses digital technology and the growing appetite for data to reinvigorate its 130-year-old lighting business.

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11:13
DNS Borked itself

Forums: Networking

I am running an early 2008 Xserve w/ SL10.6.8 to host Primary DNS, AFP/NFS/SMB,DHCP & OD for my domain, over the weekend DNS somehow borked itself and I've got no clue why. I would like to simply restore from TM but I use network-based TM and am not comfortable with going that route yet. I would like to see if there is some way to put DNS back without a full system restore.

If I go to DNS in server admin on the primary server DNS is running but it shows 0 zones primary and secondary. When I checked in /private/var/named I can see the db's in the folder; EX:
bak.foo.local.
db.1.1.1.in-addr.arpa.
db.1.1.10.in-addr.arpa.
db.foo.lan.
named.local
named.ca
localhost.zone
zones/db.foo.lan.zone.apple
zones/db.1.1.1.in-addr.arpa.zone.apple
zones/db.1.1.1.in-addr.arpa.zone.apple

The...

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11:10
Adobe Adds Dazzle to Lightroom


Adobe's recently launched new version of Lightroom for its Creative Cloud Photography platform improves performance of the photo manager and adds new HDR, panorama and facial recognition features. Lightroom's mobile support also is bolstered in the latest version of the program. Further, it has new capabilities for creating slideshows from stills and video. "The more Adobe can offer within [Lightroom], the less photographers will need to find elsewhere," noted photographer David Guenther.

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11:00
Today in the App Store -- Over, FlatOut 2 and adidas...

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 Over, the new adidas go fitness app and a significant update to Today in History app. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can.

iOS Apps Now Free

Hello Moto HD: A Fun Car Racing Game [Now free, down from $0.99] One of the most addictive and entertaining physics based driving game ever made!

Over [Now Free, down from $1.99] Over is the app for adding text and artwork to your photos. Designed with mobile creatives in mind, Over features standard and custom-made fonts and well-crafted artwork combined with a sleek design, easy-to-use functionality, and immediate...

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10:38
Opinion: The secret Apple Watch port should probably...

photo credit: iFixit

This weekend, my colleague Jordan Kahn broke the news that “accessory makers plan to tap Apple Watch’s hidden port for battery straps and faster charging,” which is entirely true based on already-expressed developer interest. There is indeed a six-pin port nestled inside one of the watch band recesses, completely covered with a metal panel to obscure its functionality. Unfortunately, Jordan’s story has been picked up elsewhere to support the claim that the hidden port will be “a goldmine for accessory makers.” I hate to take issue with these reports, as the concept — exploiting a hidden port to make new accessories — is exciting, but I have one word for people who are planning to build or buy accessories reliant upon that port:

Stop.

Stop...

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10:17
May the 4th be with you: Apple offers collection of...

To celebrate Star Wars Day— yes, that’s why everyone keeps saying “May the 4th be with you” today— Apple is offering a number of discounts on apps and in-app purchase content from Disney, Konami, and others.

Below we’ve put together links for all of the Star Wars App Store content on sale today, including both Apple’s iOS collection and other iPhone, iPad, and Mac titles discounted for the occasion:

iOS apps on sale:

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10:06
GE to Create Intelligent LED Lightbulbs Compatible...

GE today announced plans to take advantage of Apple's HomeKit platform, creating intelligent, color-changing LED lightbulbs that will interface with iOS devices. GE's HomeKit-compatible LED lightbulbs will include GE's Align technology, which aims to improve sleep through controlling blue light output at critical times.

During the day, the Align technology is able to mimic daylight to suppress the production of melatonin for a more awake feeling, adding bright blue tones to white light, and at night, blue light is reduced to promote melatonin production and avoid disrupting circadian sleep rhythms.

"As we continue to grow our infrastructure business by connecting our brilliant industrial machines to the Internet, it is...

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10:05
Announcing first network partners to offer...

Today’s post was written by Paul Andrew, technical product manager for Datacenter and Networking on the Office 365 team.

In March we announced Azure ExpressRoute connectivity to Office 365, which enables Office 365 customers to use Azure ExpressRoute to establish a private, managed connection to Office 365 for highly predictable performance and the reliability that comes with dedicated connectivity.

A key part of delivering ExpressRoute for Office 365 are the network partners that provide connectivity between Office 365 services and your on-premises network. Network Service Providers manage and extend the customer’s WAN, routing it for direct connectivity to Office 365 and Azure services. Exchange Providers offer connectivity at the carrier neutral facilities where ExpressRoute is available. You can have a layer 3 connection directly at the carrier...

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10:00
Designing for Apple Watch

Apple Watch represents a new chapter in the way people relate to technology. Learn how to make your WatchKit apps seamlessly integrate with the user experience of Apple Watch by getting the latest design details and development resources from the updated Apple Watch Human Interface Guidelines.

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10:00
Daily Deals for May 4, 2015, featuring FX Photo...

It’s time to save some of your hard-earned money with our Daily Deals, featuring exclusive deals for AWT readers, hardware discounts and our own handpicked iOS and OS X sales. All prices are USD and subject to change. Please check prices before you purchase as some deals may expire quickly.

AWT Featured Deal

FX Photo Studio - Camera & Photo Editor with Filters, Effects, Frames plus Color Editing for Perfect Pictures [On sale for $0.99, down from $2.99] FX Photo Studio is the biggest collection of photo filter effects available on iPhone, with stickers, borders, fonts, textures and frame effects to help you snap the perfect photo.

Hardware and Accessory Deals

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10:00
Designing for Apple Watch

Apple Watch represents a new chapter in the way people relate to technology. Learn how to make your WatchKit apps seamlessly integrate with the user experience of Apple Watch by getting the latest design details and development resources from the updated Apple Watch Human Interface Guidelines.

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09:58
A new website for web designers and developers [...

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

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

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

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

Click here to visit the Webdesigner News website...

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09:40
Charter pursues Time Warner Cable merger in wake of...

Following Comcast's unsuccessful takeover bid, high-level talks have reportedly taken place between Charter Communications and Time Warner Cable over a possible merger, in spite of the bad blood between the two companies.

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09:35
Droplr launches new Mac and iOS apps, introduces...


File sharing service Droplr announced today that it is launching new versions of both of its apps alongside a freemium account option. Users will now be able to sign up and use Droplr to share large files for free, but will only be able to store their files for one week. After that, the links will expire. Users subscribed the Droplr Pro service will be able to keep their files forever, and will get access to other settings to customize the file sharing process.

Along with the new account types comes a family of redesigned applications to support them. The iOS app, seen above, has been reworked with support for the latest iOS features, such as sharing extensions. When you upload a file through the...

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09:32
Samsung just can't Resist Mirroring Apple'...

Samsung has mocked the iPhone and Apple's fan base for years in ads like the one called the wall huggers. They've mocked the iPhone for not being able to ....

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09:29
Apple reportedly wants free Spotify dead to pave way...

As Apple works toward a relaunch of its Beats Music streaming service, it’s reportedly pushing labels to kill off the free version of Spotify.

It’s a bold move by Apple if The Verge’s unnamed sources are accurate, coming less than two years after a judge found that the company colluded with ebook publishers to raise prices before the launch of iBooks. Apple is appealing the iBooks verdict, but must comply with an antitrust monitoring program in the meantime. While it’s unclear if the monitor is involved with Apple’s music dealings, the U.S. Department of Justice is reportedly looking into the matter now.

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09:02
9to5Toys Last Call: Star Wars May 4th Deals, 6′ MFi...

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

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

  • 6-foot MFi Lightning USB cable (variety of colors)...
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09:00
AWT Health Club: A week with the Apple Watch

For this week's Apple World Today Health Club column I thought I'd take a close look at how useful -- or not -- the Apple Watch has been as an activity tracker over the past week. The short answer? It's great!

Activity App

The Apple Watch/iPhone Activity apps were the focus of last week's AWT Health Club post, so I won't go into detail about the, but I'm finding that my fondness for the Watch app is growing as time passes. Unlike some other fitness trackers or apps that I've used previously, Activity lets me know with a glance at my Watch just how much progress I've made during a day in terms of the three critical factors -- movement (calories burned), exercise (30 minutes goal per day), and standing and moving for at least a few minutes each and every hour.

Activity doesn't nag me incessantly; rather, it's there to remind me...

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08:59
Holy Crap: Microsoft Is Building Tomorrowland!


One of the movies I'm really looking forward to this month is Disney's Tomorrowland. My first real job was at Disneyland, and I was so in love with the place I often would come back and work a second shift for free. Epcot, the city of tomorrow, was supposed to be Walt's final legacy but his untimely death ended that vision. That city of tomorrow never came to be, except finally -- at least in concept -- in the Tomorrowland movie. Imaginary Tomorrowland is an amazing place, where people go to create amazing things.

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08:52
Reserve Strap, other outfits, eye Apple Watch...

Sometimes it’s the lesser known ports that allow for the best peripherals.

A number of third party vendors are looking to use the small diagnostic port hidden inside one of the Apple Watch’s lugs to charge the device. One accessory maker discussed this approach, opening up the possibility of a “Made for Apple Watch” program down the line.

“Our engineers have been able to independently confirm that the 6-pin diagnostic port underneath the Apple Watch case can be used for charging,” the designers of battery band Reserve Strap wrote in a recent post. This is an undocumented functionality, and there is no word on whether Apple will allow...

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08:33
iFixit posts Apple Watch repair guides, tools now...

For the brave of heart, iFixit has the Apple Watch repair manuals you’ve been hankering for.

The tech outfit has posted manuals as to how to replace the battery, screen, adhesive, and NFC antenna. The guides provide step-by-step instructions on how to replace the Apple Watch’s OLED display and battery, alongside additional steps for repairing the adhesive and NFC antenna that can be damaged as a result of opening the casing.

The OLED display and fused glass digitizer repairs will require a sharp, curved knife and opening pick to pry out and remove the internal battery, disconnecting the display data and digitizer cables, and remove the screen....

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08:29
YouTube app vanishes from older Apple TV models,...

The YouTube app has disappeared from many second-generation Apple TV units, users noted on Monday, with both the home screen icon and references to the app in Settings vanishing overnight.

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08:12
Rumor: 12.9-inch “iPad Pro” to incorporate Force...

A source close to the story has stated that Apple is indeed working on a larger 12.9-inch iPad. The upcoming iPad, commonly referred to as the “iPad Pro”, is rumored to incorporate a number of changes including a Bluetooth stylus accessory with pressure sensitivity, support for Force Touch input, and a USB-C connector.

Its expected arrival date is currently unknown.

The source stated that Apple is expected to include an NFC radio within the new 12.9-inch iPad. While tap-to-pay functionality in an iPad is unlikely, the inclusion of NFC could allow for an “iPad Pro” to serve as a payment receiving terminal for Apple Pay.

The inclusion of...

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08:06
iFixit publishes light saber teardown for Fourth of...

Because it’s the Fourth of May, iFixit is nifty and you should be aware of what’s inside your light saber.

The coolest of felines at iFixit have published a full teardown of Jedi Master Obi Wan Kenobi’s light saber.

The teardown revealed that there wasn’t a need for specially designed tools, the Adegan crystal is remarkably easy to access and it’s an easy unit to dismantle, repair, reassemble and get back to fighting the Sith with.

Via The Mac Observer and...

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07:49
Apple Watch diagnostic port can be used for charging...

Third parties are able to use the small diagnostic port hidden inside one of the Apple Watch's lugs to charge the device, according to one accessory maker, opening up the possibility of a "Made for Apple Watch" program down the line.

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07:30
Modern productivity–Office news at Ignite

Today’s post was written by Julia White, general manager for the Office Marketing team.

Today, at our first-ever Ignite Conference in Chicago, we announced new capabilities and solutions from across the company, all of which help IT Pros fuel innovation and transformation within their organizations. I was thrilled to join corporate vice president of Skype engineering Gurdeep Singh Pall on stage during today’s keynote to showcase the innovation we’re delivering across Office to empower IT Pros.

For Office, our focus is on reinventing productivity for people and organizations. All of the new and coming Office capabilities we showed today at Ignite extend from our belief that productivity is at the heart of business success. But, how we work, where we work, with whom we work is changing rapidly and the technology must enable this modern workplace. Successful organizations have...

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07:30
Skype for Business gains momentum

Last month, we announced that the new Skype for Business client for Windows desktop and the online service in Office 365 have begun rolling out. Continuing the momentum, today at the Microsoft Ignite conference, we talked about modern meetings, which require that participants in any location can see, hear and collaborate within the meeting as easily as if everyone is sitting in the same room. We announced today that later this year we will deliver the ability to broadcast Skype for Business meetings to up to 10,000 people at a time. We also showed two new features coming this summer to Skype for Business: pre-loaded meeting attachments, which speeds meeting start times by having meeting content...

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07:30
Sway is coming to Office 365 for business and...

In October 2014, we introduced Office Sway to the world as a brand new app joining the Office family. It’s been inspiring to see the variety of ways people have used Sway in their educational, professional, and personal lives. People all over the world tell us how excited they are to quickly create and share their ideas with a variety of multimedia using Sway’s polished, interactive, web-based canvas. Sway Preview has been an awesome journey as we’ve been listening intently to our customers and taking direction from their input. We’ve made significant improvements over the last few months based on that feedback; our customers really have shaped this product with us! Of course, there is so much more we can do and we’re not done taking feedback, in fact—we’ll always continue to listen! Today, we are excited to address a very popular request by announcing the start of...

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07:30
Office 2016 Public Preview now available

Today’s post was written by Jared Spataro, general manager for the Office marketing team.

Over the last 12 months, we’ve transformed Office from a suite of desktop applications to a complete, cross-platform, cross-device solution for getting work done. We’ve expanded the Office footprint to iPad and Android tablets. We’ve upgraded Office experiences on the Mac, the iPhone and on the web. We’ve even added new apps to the Office family with Sway and Office Lens. All designed to keep your work moving, everywhere. But that doesn’t mean we’ve forgotten where we came from. While you’ve seen us focus on tuning Office for different platforms over the last year, make no mistake, Office on Windows desktop is central to our strategy.

In March we introduced an IT Pro and Developer Preview for the 2016 release of our Office desktop apps on Windows, and now—as a next...

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07:25
Review: Urban Armor Gear, the military-spec iPhone...

Scuff marks created during my own drop-tests …

The problem with buying a protective case for an iPhone or iPad is that you never know for sure just how protective it really is until it is needed to do its job. Even a drop-test video only shows you how well the case worked with that one drop on that one occasion.

The Urban Armor Gear (UAG from now on) iPhone and iPad cases are a little different. They are certified to a military standard known as MIL-STD-810G 516.6. In this test, a device is dropped from a height of four feet – the typical fall for a device dropped while using it – a total of 26 times. The tests cover falls into each corner, the face and back. To pass, the device must remain fully functional afterwards, with no damage at all to the screen.

This isn’t the same as no damage at all, of course, but it certainly lends confidence. And if that weren’t enough, UAG decided to demonstrate its confidence in the case by dropping an...

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07:25
Obvious always wins

In app layout, out of sight is out of mind. And that’s not a good thing. Great read.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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07:20
∞ Reserve Strap: An Apple Watch battery band with a...

Super clever design, high price, here’s hoping this product makes its way to market.

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07:10
Rage Software's EverWeb: This week's...

One thing that we've enjoyed so far here at Apple World Today is that many of our sponsors are companies that we have had a long-time relationship with. That's the case with Rage Software, the developers of EverWeb (US$79.95). 

We first became aware of EverWeb when Apple suddenly dropped support for iWeb, a website development tool that had become quite popular due to its ease of use and ability to use Apple's hosting service. People using iWeb were suddenly left in the cold, until Rage Software stepped in and saved the day.

The EverWeb Mac OS X application works as a quick and easy way to create beautiful and functional websites. You don't need to have any technical skills or web design background to use EverWeb to create a website that looks good on any device. The app can be used to...

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07:00
Apple Urging Music Labels to Stop Licensing Free...

Apple has been leveraging its power within the music industry in an attempt to push music labels to stop licensing freemium tiers offered by Spotify and other streaming music services, according to The Verge. The company has also reportedly offered to pay YouTube's music licensing fee to Universal Music Group if the label stops allowing its songs on the website, a popular destination for music videos.

The report claims that U.S. Department of Justice officials are looking into Apple's business practices in relation to its upcoming streaming music service, expected to be a rebranded version of Beats Music that will debut at WWDC next month. "DOJ officials have already interviewed high-ranking music industry executives about Apple’s business habits," the report claims.

Apple's much-...

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06:56
Apple pulls YouTube from older 2nd-gen Apple TVs...

Following up on our report from April that Google planned to end YouTube support for older Apple TVs and iOS 6 and earlier devices due to API changes, Apple has officially removed the YouTube channel from pre-third-generation Apple TVs. YouTube’s main menu icon has disappeared, along with the Settings menu option to hide or show it along with other channels. Current-generation models continue to have YouTube access.

Apple introduced the third-generation Apple TV in March 2012, noting that it was capable of operating at up to 1080p resolution, which was at that point the only major difference between the new model and its 720p predecessor. A later update to the Apple TV’s operating system further differentiated the 1080p and 720p models, refreshing the icons and fonts on the 1080p version while...

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06:45
Review: Apple Watch as a design piece

Precision. That’s the word that immediately came to mind the minute I picked up my Apple Watch for the first time. Something about this device felt different, on an almost subconscious level, from any other Apple product I’ve used before. Perhaps I was just caught up in the moment. After all, the Watch is the first totally new product to come out of Apple since the introduction of the iPad, which feels like so many years ago. On the other hand, I knew from the onset that I planned on buying the Apple Watch mostly for its design. I wasn’t so much interested in all of the software features it could offer me, I just couldn’t imagine not having this shiny little box on my wrist. With that in mind, let’s take a closer look at the Apple Watch strictly as a design piece.

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06:41
Apple Watch review: Beautiful form, frustrating...

Susie Ochs, Executive Editor of Macworld, points out poky performance in her Apple Watch review. Solid review but, as to poky performance, this will get better, all by itself.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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06:40
DOJ to review secret cell phone tracking programs,...

The United States Department of Justice has reportedly decided that the use of controversial cell phone tracking devices --?widely known as "stingrays" --?by its agencies must be more closely monitored, and is preparing to launch an extensive internal review while publicly revealing more details about the secret programs.

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06:14
Apple efforts to end free streaming music on Spotify...

As it prepares to launch a new streaming music service, Apple is said to be pressuring music labels to force rivals like Spotify to abandon their free tiers -- something that has apparently brought scrutiny from the U.S. Department of Justice.

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06:13
A template for an excellent idea

Matt Gemmell noticed that his local Apple Store did not have any in-store seminars teaching blind or visually impaired people how to use Apple devices. Here’s what he did about it.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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06:05
Popular YouTube series 'Kids React!' takes...

Kids React! is  a popular YouTube series from The Fine Brothers that showcases kid's reactions to old technology. In the latest episode, the crew of young reactionaries ditch the traditional technology and examine the Apple Watch. The results are predictably hilarious. 

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05:49
VueScan 9.5.09 - Scanner software with advanced...

VueScan is a scanning program that works with most high-quality flatbed and film scanners to produce scans that have excellent color fidelity and color balance. VueScan is easy to use, and has advanced features for restoring faded colors, batch scanning and other features used by professional photographers.

Why should you use VueScan?

  • Easy to use - just run VueScan, press Preview, adjust the cropping, then press Scan.
  • Accurate colors - uses ICC profiles and IT8 calibration.
  • Powerful - dozens of advanced options.
  • Faster workflow - can edit one image while the next image is being scanned (most scanner software won't let you work with one image while another is being scanned).
  • Simple to install - installing VueScan changes nothing on your system, installs nothing in your operating system and all other scanner software will continue to function.
  • Award winning - 2002 "Best Utility", Mac Addict Magazine....
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05:13
External Link: Cleaning a Stuck Digital Crown on the...

Some users have reported that the digital crowns in their Apple Watches have become “sticky.” If your digital crown isn’t operating smoothly, Apple recommends rinsing the Apple Watch under running water for ten to fifteen seconds, making sure to remove any leather bands first. You should turn and press the digital crown while it’s under water, and be sure to not use any cleaning products.

 

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05:12
External Link: Apple Confirms that Tattoos Block...

Apple has released a new support document about the heart rate sensors in the Apple Watch, confirming what many had suspected: that some tattoos can interfere with the watch’s light-based sensors. If this affects you, is a significant problem, and can’t be solved by moving the watch to your other wrist, Apple recommends connecting the Apple Watch to a Bluetooth-based chest strap monitor instead.

 

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05:03
Carl Icahn: Every 50 Years we get a Company like...

Carl Icahn stated this weekend that 'Apple is the sort of company that only comes along twice in a century," adding that he was still pushing the group to use its cash to buy back more shares.

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05:00
Night Stand for Apple Watch and iPhone: First look...

Within the first few days of having my Apple Watch, two things became apparent. First, my cats find the device to be an attractive toy, and second, if the Watch isn't securely placed on the charging puck, it's not going to charge properly. Fortunately, the designers at Element 13 have come up with a dock called the Night Stand (US$69 - 79 depending on pledge level) that anchors both my iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch on a curvaceous circular platform for charging. The designers sent Apple World Today a prototype of Night Stand to check out, and I found a lot to love.

The base of the Night Stand is a truncated aluminum cylinder about 4.4 inches in diameter that adds a lot of heft to the dock -- it weighs in at 1 lb., 6 oz. without the cables added in. Above that is another cylindrically shaped piece of machined aluminum that has a niche...

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04:59
Kool Tools: cb Softcase for the iPhone

cb innovations' (http://tinyurl.com/l9z8rz9) cb Softcase is one of the most luxurious smartphone cases for the iPhone — for those who can afford it.

Italian leather, a button made out of 935 Sterling silver and microfiber all work in synergy to provide maximum protection and superior design. The cb Softcase is a high end product designed to fit in with a tailored suit and expensive Oxford shoes.

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04:59
802.11ac Wi-Fie CPE shipments to reach 71 million...

The worldwide consumer Wi-Fi equipment market increased 5% in 2014, surpassing 166.1 million unit shipments, according to ABI Research (www.abiresearch.com).

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04:19
WSJ: Data-Breach Alert Laws May Be Eased

With the Republicans now in control of both houses, they're getting down to the business of rewarding their supporters in the business community by weakening consumer rights. According to a new ...

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03:59
FaceTime audio issues with pre-Bluetooth LE Macs...

A long-running Apple Support Communities thread with 257 posts complaining of audio issues when using a pre-Bluetooth LE Mac on Yosemite reports that the issue is still present in OS X 10.10.3 and 10.10.4 Beta . The issue reportedly affects a number of machines up to and including late-2011 Macs.

I am experiencing an issue with FaceTime video calls or voice calls (using FaceTime audio or the iPhone handoff feature) where all I can hear is a strange clicking sound, like static. The other person can hear me fine and I can see them fine if on FaceTime video, but I can’t hear them.

Various fixes suggested in the thread seem to work temporarily for some, including a restart and resetting PRAM, but the issue returns.

Some in the thread speculate that OS X 10.10 broke something when Apple attempted to ensure that phone continuity features worked only on Macs with...

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03:07
Apple Remains the Number Two Smartphone Vendor in...

Smartphone shipments to China totaled 109.8 million units in the first quarter of 2015, rising 17% from 93.6 million units a year earlier ...

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Sunday May 3

23:51
Airmail 2.1 - Powerful, minimal email client. (...

Airmail 2 is a new mail client designed for OS X 10.10 Yosemite with fast performance and intuitive interaction. Support for iCloud, MS Exchange, Gmail, Google Apps, IMAP, POP3, Yahoo!, AOL, Outlook.com, Live.com.

Airmail was designed from the ground to retain the same experience with a single or multiple accounts and provide a quick, modern and easy-to-use user experience. Airmail is clean and allows you to get to your emails without interruption -- it's the mail client for the 21st century.

We have taken usability and function to the next level with Airmail and bring a striking-design with support for all major email services. Switch between accounts like a breeze and quick reply to incoming messages within seconds -- email has never been so easy and productive.



Version 2.1:

  • New Icon
  • New Composer Layout
  • New Sort menu shortcuts
  • New Gmail Threads (New Accounts Only )
  • New Fantastical 2...

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20:15
Carbon Copy Cloner 4.1

Adds a task progress window to the User Agent menubar application. ($39.99 new, free update, 12.0 MB)

 

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20:15
Quicken 2015 for Mac 2.5

Makes changes to investment reporting on the Calendar and improves Download/Financial Institution settings on the Account settings sheet. ($74.99 new, free update)

 

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15:53
Parents use Apple Watch to share newborn’s heartbeat...

Some might write off Apple Watch’s ability to share your heartbeat as gimmicky, but these new parents have found a truly heartwarming use for it— to share their newborn’s heartbeat with family that weren’t able to make the occasion in person.

“Our first child was born and we used an Apple Watch Sport to send his heartbeat to our distant family members it was a really awesome experience that we couldn’t have done without the Apple Watch.”

Filed under: Apple Watch Tagged: Apple watch, heart, heartbeat, how to,...

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15:33
Accessory makers plan to tap Apple Watch’s hidden...

One of the first companies to announce plans to make a battery strap for Apple Watch— allowing you to charge the device while on the go while continuing to wear it— has confirmed plans to tap into Apple Watch’s hidden port to charge the device and offer faster charging.

Apple utilizes a magnetic, inductive charging solution to charge Apple Watch, but a wired connection to the device’s hidden 6 pin port will make designing battery straps much easier, according to maker of the upcoming Reserve Strap accessory, and even allow for faster more efficient charging compared to Apple’s own solution.

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14:12
How to calibrate Apple Watch to improve accuracy of...


Apple takes user submitted data for age, height, gender and weight to help it calculate the different data points it provides for workouts and activities, but there is also a way to calibrate Apple Watch to improve the accuracy of the data.

By initiating the calibration process, you can get more accurate readings for calorie, distance, Move, and Exercise estimations in the Watch’s Activity app, and also improved calculations in the Workout app.

By following the steps below, you’ll start calibrating the device’s accelerometer and improve Apple Watch’s accuracy by allowing it to learn your personal stride patterns at various speeds:...

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12:00
Review: The absolutely optional Apple Watch and...

If you're wondering whether to buy an Apple Watch, consider your computing life as a hierarchy of needs:

At the bottom sits your must have device—a computer, tablet, or phone—capable of independently accessing the Internet and storing useful quantities of data. And one step above that is Internet access itself. You need a device to use it, but your device can’t do much without it.

Every tier similarly builds upon the one below it. Next comes useful apps—browsers, productivity software, whatever you need to work and play—and these all extend your device’s functionality in basic, useful ways. Services for work (Dropbox, Office 365) and entertainment (Spotify, Netflix) follow. The line between software and services is increasingly blurry (especially if we’re talking about software-as-a-service) but most of them feel more optional. Everyone needs a browser. Not...

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11:17
Inventors of Medical Apps Sue Apple over HealthKit...

A New Jersey company by the name of LMG 3 Marketing and Development Corp. has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Apple. The patent infringement lawsuit concerns Apple's HealthKit and Health App. The company, which isn't a patent troll, has two legitimate granted patents on record and has been selling and/or licensing their products to customers like the retailer Target.

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10:59
Tesla starts selling used electric cars on the web

Tesla is a big fan of selling electric cars directly to the public (much to dealers' chagrin), and it's now doing the same for used vehicles. The automaker has opened an online pre-owned store where you can buy someone's former Model S at a relative ...

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10:00
Review: AAXA’s ST200 LED Pico Projector beams bright...

Even though I’ve had a fair bit of experience with video projectors, I took Celluon’s PicoPro somewhat for granted when I reviewed it this January. I praised the pocket-sized projector, which squeezed a 720p laser video display and speaker into the footprint of an iPhone 6 Plus, but I didn’t triple-underscore how much easier it was to use than most of its rivals. PicoPro worked so well and so quietly with such little effort that I hardly thought about it.

AAXA’s ST200 Short Throw LED Pico Projector ($299) is the newest of the traditional projectors PicoPro is challenging. It has roughly the same footprint and 1280×720 resolution as PicoPro, but it’s around 2.5 times thicker, since it uses...

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09:12
Apple's 12.9" iPad will feature Bluetooth...

Apple is indeed working on a larger iPad which will feature a number of changes, including an all-new Bluetooth stylus accessory with pressure sensitivity, support for Force Touch input, and a USB-C connector, AppleInsider has learned.

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09:07
External Link: Adam Engst Runs Down Apple Watch on...

You knew this was coming, didn’t you? With a week of experience under his wristband, Adam Engst joined Tech Night Owl host Gene Steinberg to talk about what works well and what doesn’t, with a focus on fitness. Put simply, Garmin and Fitbit don’t have much to worry about yet.

 

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07:32
Om Malik’s fantastic interview with billionaire...

This is a long, lovely, lazy Sunday read.

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06:37
Apple Sued for Allegedly Infringing 7 Patents from...

STMicroelectronics is a French-Italian multinational electronics and semiconductor manufacturer headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. It is commonly called ST, and it is Europe's largest semiconductor chip maker based on revenue. The company sold Apple low-powered three-axis gyroscope for the iPhone 5. But when it came to...

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05:50
Elvis Costello revealed

A solid, if too short, documentary on Elvis Costello, and my absolute favorite Costello performance of a song he wrote with Paul McCartney.

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Saturday May 2

23:18
Logitech Control Center 3.9.2 - Keyboard, mouse, and...

Logitech Control Center (LCC) is designed to support OS X and allows you to take full advantage of your Logitech keyboard, mouse, or trackball. With the LCC you can:

  • Browse the Internet using dedicated keys that provide one-touch access to your favorite sites.
  • Launch your email application by pressing a button.
  • Play music and control the system speaker using built-in buttons.
  • Open frequently used items, such as documents, folders, and applications with a single keystroke.
  • Scroll in windows of applications built for OS X. You can scroll up and down with a single keystroke or wheel movement.
  • Switch between open applications.
  • Show contextual menus with a single mouse click.
  • Simulate keystrokes to provide shortcuts to commands you use regularly.
  • ...
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11:04
What would it take to take Apple private?

Die-hard Apple fans have long suggested that the company might be better off without the scrutiny that comes with being publicly traded. On the heels of another record-breaking quarter, AppleInsider took a look at what going private might mean for the computing juggernaut.

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11:00
Review: OWC’s Envoy Pro mini hides a MacBook-like...

Across the How-To guides I’ve written for adding solid state drives (SSDs) to iMacs, Mac Pros, Mac minis and MacBooks, there was one option I left out: thumb drives. While external SSDs such as Elgato’s Thunderbolt Drives and Samsung’s T1 can do two things — dramatically speed up Macs and add storage space — thumb drives tend to be much slower, lower in capacity, and made from inexpensive materials to achieve smaller sizes...

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10:00
Build 2015: With Windows 10, Microsoft is no longer...

Referencing former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's infamous "developers!" chant is practically a cliche nowadays, but it felt like the silent refrain throughout the company's entire Build conference this week. In the run-up to Windows 10, Microsoft wan...

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08:29
DUFL, a service that packs and ships your suitcase,...

Techcrunch:

The idea behind Dufl is that frequent travelers waste a lot of time trying to clean and prep their clothes for each trip, especially when those trips are pretty much back-to-back. With Dufl, the user never has to pack a bag or clean their travel clothes ever again.

I’d hate to be such a frequent business traveller I’d need this kind of service but it does sound like a pretty cool idea and an example of a business that wouldn’t have been possible ten, maybe even five years ago.

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07:44
Linking the most interesting places in the world

Mapbox:

The Geotaggers’ World Atlas is my long-term project to discover the world’s most interesting places and the routes that people follow between them. Five years ago I first started retrieving photo locations from the Flickr search API and drawing lines between them to make the first version of the Atlas.

Today I’m able to launch the full Geotaggers’ World Atlas covering every city in the world. Thanks to Flickr’s API, it exposes over 10 years of photo locations, and as a web map it lets you explore not just the largest centers of activity but also their context, anywhere on earth.

As an exercise in coding, this is interesting. As a visualization of data, it’s utterly fascinating. The only downside is the interactive map doesn’t have details like street names so it may be hard to find out what is so fascinating about that particular location but look up your own city on the map and see if you can spot “the most interesting places”.

...

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07:00
The Week in iPad Cases: Griffin's cute and...

Bring on the cute!

This week’s roundup of new iPad cases features screen covers from Zagg and Spigen, sturdy and functional options that hold up under extreme conditions from Gumdrop and Tech21, and more.

Belkin

The Classic Tab (all iPad mini models; $30) sports a slick design with a tab cover that folds into a stand in landscape orientation with support for multiple viewing and typing angles.

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05:00
Gadget Ogling: Wine in a Dash, Connected Bicycles,...


I'll admit I'm not the planet's most refined wine connoisseur, but I do enjoy a glass or two of red with my dinner. Right now, I have a few bottles that are vacuuming up space in my kitchen, so I could use a wall-mounted wine rack -- but what's the use of having an empty rack once they're gone? Poppy Reserve -- just a concept at present -- could solve the problem of a barren wine rack by tapping into Amazon's Dash technology. It would track the level of wine in a given bottle and then ask Amazon to ship more when the supply's running low.

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04:42
Samsung takes their act to the next level

Remarkably original Samsung marketing effort. NOT.

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03:29
This week on AppleInsider: Apple's blockbuster...

The week began with a financial bang, as Apple published the results of its record-breaking second quarter, but later saw controversies swirl with Apple Watch production obstacles and problems for wearers with tattoos. AppleInsider meanwhile reviewed the device, finding it attractive but saddled with some flaws.

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02:11
PDFpen and PDFpenPro 7.1.1

Maintenance update focused on fixes for the two PDF editing apps. ($74.95/$124.95 new, free update, 52.3/53 MB)

 

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02:09
Default Folder X 4.7.1

Fixes a bug that caused Carbon applications to default to the Documents folder. ($34.95 new, free update, 11 MB)

 

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02:06
Driving with the Apple Watch

Thanks in part to the iPhone, distracted driving has become a 21st century epidemic. Will the Apple Watch change things for better or worse? Traumatized former commuter Josh Centers took it for a spin to find out.

 

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Friday May 1

19:30
Adjust the intensity of haptic alerts on your Apple...

Apple Watch taps you on the wrist whenever you receive an alert or notification. Follow these steps to adjust the intensity of haptic alerts. 

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19:16
Make a call over Wi-Fi

Learn about making a voice call over Wi-Fi using the Wi-Fi Calling feature on your iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, or iPhone 6 Plus. 

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19:07
Calibrating your Apple Watch for improved Workout...

Apple Watch uses the personal information you provide (age, gender, height, and weight) to help calculate a variety of metrics for your workouts and daily activity. Additionally, you can calibrate your Apple Watch for even more accuracy.

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14:30
AWT News Update: May 1, 2015

A new month and a quiet Apple news day!

  • Apple confirms that tattoos interfere with heart rate sensing with the Apple Watch
  • Want a piece of Steve Jobs history? Three of his business cards are up for auction
  • Would you believe that Apple support docs recommend holding your Watch under running water?
  • Proloquo4Text gets a Watch companion

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This is Steve Sande from Apple World Today, and you’re listening to the AWT News Update for May 1, 2015. Our sponsor this week has Juicy Bits Software, developers of the new WhereNotes app for iPhone and Apple Watch and the popular Halftone apps for iOS. 

Apple has confirmed in a support page that the Apple...

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14:09
Find the serial number of your Apple hardware product

Learn how to find the serial number of an iPhone, iPad, iPod, Mac, or other Apple product.

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12:15
Vizzywig 8HD gets an amazing Apple Watch companion

Do you shoot HD or Ultra HD video? Have a GoPro camera? If the answer to either or both of those questions is yes and you're the happy owner of an Apple Watch, then you owe it to yourself to get the latest version of i4software's Vizzywig 8HD (US$99.99, universal).

You may remember Vizzywig 8HD from i4software's sponsorship the first week Apple World Today was up and running. It's a full ultra-high-definition film production studio and editor in an easy to use iPad and iPhone app. Seriously, you can shoot at a resolution of 3840x2160 at 30 frames per second on the iPad Air 2, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, add titles and transitions, and then publish the edited movie.

So what does the Apple Watch have to do with Vizzywig 8HD? The company recently added GoPro integration to the app, meaning that you can bring in footage from a GoPro camera for editing. Well, if you...

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11:30
Pastimes: Gardening

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Pastime (noun): an activity that someone does regularly for enjoyment rather than work; a hobby; his favorite pastimes were shooting and golf. This weekly feature provides ideas on how to use your Apple devices to provide more enjoyment of your favorite hobbies and sports.

It's May, and the thoughts of a lot of people in the Northern Hemisphere are turning towards gardening. Whether you're a fan of fresh vegetables during the spring, summer and fall, love to see flowers at their peak through the seasons, or you're just planting a few pots for the balcony of your apartment building, there are a lot of apps -- and some accessories -- that can help you enjoy your greenery a lot more.

Apps

...

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11:02
Create an ISO image for Boot Camp from a Windows...

When installing Windows 7 or Windows 8 using an installation DVD, you might see the message "press any key" or your Mac might restart to OS X.

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10:38
Change a Mac client's default save location...

If you're an IT professional managing a number of Mac clients, you can use Profile Manager to change the default save location from iCloud to local storage.

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07:33
Find the OS X version and build information on your...

The OS X version and build number on your Mac can be helpful if you're trying to determine if the installed version of OS X is up to date.

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00:49
Russia launches its third 'world's...

Russian defense contractor Admiralty Shipyards launched the latest of its ultra-modern Varshavyanka-class diesel-electric submarines earlier this week. Dubbed the Krasnodar, this sub is the third of six its class. These vessels are primarily designed...

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Thursday April 30

23:20
Grooveshark's illegal music streaming service...

Death's icy grip hit more than just Secret this week; Grooveshark is shutting down too. Last year, judges found the music streaming service guilty of mass copyright infringement for hosting illegal uploads of songs from Jay-Z, Madonna and others. As ...

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21:34
Mozilla: All new web features should require secure...

A number of internet organizations and even the government want websites to use encryption by default in the future, and from the sound of it, Mozilla shares their view. The non-profit has announced that it plans to limit the capabilities of "the non...

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21:19
Tesla wants its Powerwall to save the grid and your...

Our lust for electricity is insatiable. At night we connect a hydra of wires to our phones, computers, smartwatches and tablets. They sip at the electrons being pumped into our homes, filling their batteries to be ready for another day without being ...

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18:25
Wi-Fi Quick Assist

With Wi-Fi, you can connect wirelessly to the Internet, email, local servers, and shared printers. If your Mac has Wi-Fi built in, or an AirPort card, it can access nearby Wi-Fi networks or hotspots.

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16:38
Unpair your Apple Watch and iPhone

In some cases, you might need to unpair your Apple Watch and iPhone. 

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16:35
Find the right power adapter and cord for your Mac...

Learn which power adapter, cord, and plug comes with your Mac notebook.

| Read more »
14:20
Volume Purchase Program: Requesting free iLife and...

Follow these instructions to request iLife and iWork for Mac applications on your Volume Purchase Program (VPP) account.

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12:26
If you can't connect to a cellular network or...

Get help with No Service or Searching, cellular network, and 4G LTE issues on your iPhone or iPad (cellular model).

| Read more »
11:41
Apple Pay FAQ

Apple Pay offers an easy, secure, and private way to pay using Touch ID on iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, and Apple Watch.

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10:41
Identify counterfeit or uncertified Lightning...

Apple recommends using only accessories that Apple has certified and that come with the "Made for iPod/iPhone/iPad" logo. Learn about the issues that counterfeit or uncertified Lightning accessories can cause and how to identify these accessories.

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10:12
About the iPad Smart Cover

The iPad Smart Cover is a thin cover that protects the iPad screen. The Smart Cover connects to your iPad with magnets.    

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08:57
Logic Pro X 10.1.1 Release Notes

Learn about current and previous Logic Pro X updates. Logic Pro X 10.1.1 is an update to Logic Pro X.

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08:49
If iMovie doesn't recognize or control your...

Learn what to do if you don't see your camera displayed in iMovie, or if it unexpectedly stops importing, exporting, or responding.

| Read more »
07:46
Aperture 3: Tips on tethered shooting

Get tips on tethered shooting with Aperture 3.

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07:45
Video and audio formats that work with Aperture 3

With Aperture 3, you can use video and audio formats from many still cameras. The cameras listed here have been tested. Video and audio from still cameras that have not been tested may also work.

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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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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

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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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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14:07
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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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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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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09:24
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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09:06
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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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.

| Read more »
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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Tuesday April 28

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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14:15
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.

| Read more »
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.

| Read more »
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.

| Read more »
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.

| Read more »
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.

| Read more »
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.

| Read more »
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.

| Read more »
08:56
Change the name of your iPhone, iPad, or iPod

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

| Read more »
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.

| Read more »
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.

| Read more »
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.

| Read more »
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.

| Read more »
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

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.

| Read more »
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.

| Read more »
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. 

| Read more »
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.

| Read more »
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.

| Read more »
12:25
Get help using My Photo Stream

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

| Read more »
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. 

| Read more »
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.

| Read more »
11:30
Print from your Mac

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

| Read more »
11:30
Use Projector Calibrator in OS X

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

| Read more »
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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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13:36
Listen to music on your Apple Watch

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

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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.

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13:25
Use third-party apps on your Apple Watch

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

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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.

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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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10:22
iCloud: Features that work with one account at a...

You can use iCloud Mail, Notes, Contacts, Calendars, and Reminders with multiple iCloud accounts on iOS 5 or later and OS X Lion or later.

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10:15
OS X: Application icon has a prohibitory sign, or...

When attempting to open a PowerPC-based application, this alert appears: "You can't open the application (name of application) because PowerPC applications are no longer supported". PowerPC-based applications display a white prohibitory sign over their icon in the Finder.

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10:10
iTunes: "-50" alert when syncing your iOS...

After updating to iTunes 10.3 and enabling Automatic Downloads in iTunes preferences, you may see a "-50" alert message when attempting to sync an iOS device to iTunes

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10:04
Mac notebooks: Spotlight indexing may make the fans...

Sometimes you may notice that your computer's fans run on high after you perform a data migration from another computer and Spotlight begins to index your hard drive for the first time.

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Tuesday April 21

20:22
Use Keynote Remote on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod...

Learn how to use Keynote Remote to control your Keynote presentation from a compatible iOS device.

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12:21
Learn about overscan and underscan

You might see the terms "overscan" or "underscan" used in OS X, Apple TV, or your favorite app. This article explains what these terms mean, and how selecting or changing related settings affect output to a television. 

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11:50
If your MacBook stops responding during setup

Learn what to do if your MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, Early 2015) stops responding and shows a spinning wheel in Setup Assistant. 

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11:48
Use accessibility features on your Apple Watch

Learn about VoiceOver, Zoom, Font Adjustments, Mono Audio, and other accessibility features.

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08:35
Frequently asked questions about Final Cut Pro X

Learn more about Final Cut Pro X with these frequently asked questions.

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Monday April 20

16:56
If you can't sign in to iCloud when you set up...

If you're setting up your Mac for the first time and can't sign in with your Apple ID using the Setup Assistant, try the steps below.

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15:48
Locate and organize your iTunes files

Learn how to find your iTunes files and how they're organized.

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12:15
If iTunes repeatedly prompts you to authorize you...

Learn what to do if iTunes repeatedly asks you to authorize your computer and won't play purchases from the iTunes Store.

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12:06
iCloud: Mail server settings for email clients

Use these mail server settings if you need to manually set up your email app (client) to use an iCloud email account. 

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11:46
About payment card authorization holds in the iTunes...

Learn about payment card authorization holds from the iTunes Store, iBooks Store, App Store, or Mac App Store. 

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11:23
Authorize your computer in iTunes

Authorize your computer before you use it to sync or play content that you download from the iTunes Store.

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10:51
Update your supervised devices to iOS 8.3 using...

If you're using Apple Configurator, use these steps to update your supervised devices to iOS 8.3.

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08:57
About iCloud add-ons, extensions, and plug-ins for...

To use some iCloud features with Windows, you might need to install add-ons, extensions, or plug-ins for your browser. 

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Friday April 17

20:37
Resolve black frames issues with Panasonic AVCHD and...

Final Cut Pro X 10.2 might display some video as black frames when working with Panasonic AVCCAM cameras at certain frame rates.

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16:07
Frequently asked questions about two-step...

Get answers to frequently asked questions about two-step verification for Apple ID.

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Getting around in a country when you can't understand the primary language can be tough. Fortunately there are several options available to help wold travellers with the important stuff like giving directions to a cab driver or asking where the... | Read more »

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