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Monday April 25

06:04
∞ iPhone beginners: A quick two-steps to free up...

If you are a regular Loop reader, this might be old hat to you. But consider passing the link along to folks you know who might find this useful.

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06:03
Kool Tools: Visioneer Patriot D40

Visioneer’s Patriot D40 is a color duplex desktop scanner and software package designed for scanning, storing and organizing up to 6,000 double-sided pages daily.

The Patriot D40, compliant with the Trade Agreements Act (TAA) as required for sale under federal General Services Administration (GSA) schedule contracts, features Visioneer’s OneTouch technology, enabling the scanner to function at the touch of a single button. The bundle works with Mac and Windows computers.

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06:00
Automatically Cache Updates To Your OS X Server

A little while back, I did a little writeup on how the OS X Caching Server caches updates at http://krypted.com/mac-security/how-the-os-x-caching-server-caches-updates/. The goal was to reverse engineer parts of how it worked for a couple of different reasons. The first was to get updates for devices to cache to my caching server prior to 15 people coming in before it’s cached and having caching it down on their own.

So here’s a little script I call precache. It’s a little script that can be used to cache available Apple updates into an OS X Server that is running the Caching Service. To use, run the script followed by the name of the model. For example, for an iPad 2,1, you would use the following syntax:

sudo python precache.py iPad2,1

To eliminate beta operating systems from your precache,use the –no-beta argument:

sudo python precache.py iPad2,1 --no-beta

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06:00
News: Daily Deal: Griffin BreakSafe Magnetic USB-C...

Starting off the week in our iLounge Deals, we’re offering the Griffin BreakSafe Magnetic USB-C Power Cable for only $34.99. Bringing the convenience and safety of Apple’s MagSafe power adapters to your MacBook’s USB-C port, the BreakSafe Magnetic Cable safely disconnects when it’s under stress or strain. While it’s designed with the new MacBook in mind, this USB-C cable can be used with any device that charges via USB-C.…

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05:43
A look inside Apple ahead of its Q2 2016 earnings...

Apple -- the world's most profitable public company -- is a day away from releasing its March quarter earnings. That means that while the company itself is in an official quiet period, everyone else is free to publish false and misleading information about it. Let's take a look at some of the worst fallacies.

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05:42
Teardown shows new Apple’s 12-inch MacBook adds...

Our friends over at iFixit are doing their ritual teardown of Apple’s new 12-inch MacBook, and while the new device is essentially the same as the previous generation save for some refreshed components, the repair guide site also noticed some tweaks as far as repairability goes.

Most notably, Apple replaced a tri-wing screw with a much more common Phillips screw, which is always a plus for allowing easier repairs, although it continues to use its proprietary Pentalobe screws on the exterior of the case. That might be the only new positive for the updated MacBook, however, as iFixit also notes that it discovered hinge screws for the device which are “filled with some sort of substance that disintegrates when you insert a screwdriver.” The site speculates that it appears to be an Apple effort at “tamper-evident screws,” which in theory could allow...

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05:17
Sunday Marked the First Anniversary of the Apple...

As the Watch marked its first anniversary on Sunday, it should be noted that Apple has sold twice as many Watches as iPhones in its debut year. Yet somehow ...

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05:07
Microsoft releases Word Flow keyboard for iPhone...

Microsoft is bringing its predictive Windows Phone keyboard, called Word Flow, to the iPhone. The third-party keyboard is now available for free in the US App Store. The keyboard features traditional keycap input as well as the popular swiping-between-letters gesture input method popularized by Swype.

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Filed under: Apps, iOS, iOS Devices, Tech Industry Tagged: App Store, Apps, iOS,...

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05:00
Review: The 2016 Retina MacBook is a faster version...


The MacBook is still a thin-and-light laptop that can go pretty much anywhere.

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Designing a portable gadget is all about compromise. The main tension is between power and portability: how light can I make this phone without making it unacceptably slow or killing battery life, and how fast can I make this laptop without making the battery and necessary heatsinks and fans too large to comfortably carry around?

Every laptop you can buy exists somewhere on this spectrum, and the new version of Apple’s Retina MacBook still prioritizes portability over pretty much everything else. At...

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04:58
Apple’s organizational crossroads

Ben Thompson, writing for Stratechery:

I do believe that Apple’s products — their devices anyways — are superior, particularly if you value the finer details of industrial design, build quality, and little UI details like scrolling and responsiveness that seem so simple but are so hard to get right. And, frankly, it’s not surprising that Apple is good at this stuff for the exact reasons laid out above: everything about the company is designed to produce integrated devices that don’t sacrifice perfection for the sake of modularity.

But…

The problem is that everything that goes into creating these jewel-like devices works against being good at services.

Apple is more and more a services company. Very interesting analysis.

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04:48
Reporters allowed inside Pegatron iPhone assembly...

Over the weekend, Bloomberg posted an exclusive report of Pegatron’s iPhone plant in China. Although Foxconn is Apple’s primary assembler, Apple has moved more of its iPhone assembly contracts to Pegatron in recent years to diversify its supply chain.

The Bloomberg report describes how the factory is managing its workforce, tracking hours via automated systems, and tackling labor issues like overtime. This is the first time Pegatron has allowed official press to photograph the insides of the factory, where 50,000 people work on the floor.

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04:38
Electric Car Challenger LeEco Calls Apple Product...

The CEO of Chinese conglomerate LeEco has called Apple's product design "outdated" and "obsolete" in an international TV interview, following the company's unveiling of its first self-driving supercar in Beijing last week (via CNBC).

Jia Yueting is both CEO and chairman of LeEco (formerly LeTV), often referred to as the "Netflix of China", but which has a product range that spans smartphones, TVs, mountain bikes, and now electric vehicles. The 43-year-old entrepreneur began his career as a tech support worker before building his own IT and mobile company, estimated to be worth around $4.8 billion. The Chinese media company is also a strategic partner with US-based electric vehicle company Faraday Future (FF).

LeEco CEO Jia Yueting (Image: Imaginechina)

The company's smart LeSEE supercar was unveiled with much fanfare at a Beijing event last...

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04:36
Video banking reaches inflection point

More than 80% of banks surveyed recognize that online and mobile banking channels improve customer engagement, and 93% of banks expect customer satisfaction to improve if a high quality video banking service were to be implemented.
 

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04:32
Kool Tools: Aurora studio condensor mic

Roswell Pro Audio’s (http://roswellproaudio.com/) Aurora is a premium ($749), all-purpose studio condenser that offers natural frequency response, high sensitivity, and low self-noise.
 
The mic was built for recording engineers looking for an ultra-clean FET sound. It works particularly well on vocals and acoustic guitar. The Aurora’s high sensitivity means that singers will hear more music and less hiss in their recorded tracks.
 

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04:26
Syncro Soft rolls out Oxygen XML Web Author

Syncro Soft, the developer of the Oxygen XML suite of products, has released version 18.0 of its XML editing suite of products, Oxygen XML Editor, Author, Developer, and WebHelp. The company has also added a new product, Oxygen XML Web Author.

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04:22
Tension Software announces Precise Screenshot 1.4.2...

Tension Software (http://www.tensionsoftware.com) has announced Precise Screenshot 1.4.2, an update of the tool for taking screenshots from your Mac screen.

The app can select a resizable portion of the screen with the usual drag method, it can use pre-fixed size area from a customizable pop-up menu, or it can use the full screen area. Version 1.4.2 is a maintenance upgrade.

Precise Screenshot requires OS X Version 10.10 or higher. It costs $5.99 and is available at the Mac App Store.

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04:00
Today is National Pretzel Day; celebrate accordingly

Today is National Pretzel Day. To help you celebrate, I’ve rounded up some pretzel-related apps for the iPhone and iPad (sorry, but I couldn’t find any pretzel related apps at the Mac App Store).

Available for the iPhone and iPad at the Apple App Store are:

  • Sugar Cafe - Pretzel Maker. Break out your cooking skills and choose a tasty pretzel recipe. From chocolate pretzels to marshmallow pretzel salad, there are lots of recipes from which to choose. Sugar Cafe - Pretzel Make is free, but does tout in-app purchases. 
  • If you want to make “virtual” pretzels, check out Make Pretzels! In the game you drag ingredients from the kitchen and put ‘em in a bowl. You can mix, roll dough, bake, and decorate your creations. Make Pretzels! is free, but does offer in-app purchases.
  • With SuperPretzel Factory, you take over and run your very own food-making factory and make soft pretzels. The game is — you guessed it — free, but promotes in-app purchases.
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03:52
Beyonce’s ‘Tidal exclusive’ album, Lemonade, now...

Initially billed as an exclusive to Tidal, Beyonce’s new Lemonade album is now available to buy on iTunes. Jay-Z’s streaming music service had been touting the album as an exclusive location to listen to Beyonce’s latest music. Whilst Tidal maintains exclusive streaming rights, the album is now being freely sold for download elsewhere.

Tidal has attempted similar stunts in the past, with Kanye famously stating his album ‘The Life of Pablo’ would never be on Apple Music and would be exclusive to Tidal. However, a track from the album soon showed up on Apple’s services a few weeks later. There is currently a class action lawsuit forming around the false claims of exclusivity.

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03:24
Apple continues to dominate tech companies...

Although slowing iPhone growth began to impact Apple’s bottom lin numbers in the last quarter of the year, the company dominated Silicon Valley in 2015 as far as finances are concerned. In a survey of public tech companies in the Valley, total profit was $133 billion. Apple, alone, recorded profit of $53.7 billion dollars, responsible for 40% of the entire profit pool. The data was collected by SiliconValley.com.

Apple also ranked no. 1 by far in revenue, taking $234 billion in sales. Trailing far behind, the next closest was Alphabet (Google), at $74 billion …

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03:09
VMware Fusion 8.1.1

Fixes a crash in Windows virtual machines related to running graphic and gaming software with Multisample anti-aliasing (MSAA) enabled. ($79.99 standard/199.99 Pro new, free update, 363 MB)

 

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03:00
The Power of Preview: Advanced Editing Techniques

We again dive into the power of Preview, exploring advanced editing techniques, including more selection tools, color adjustments, and PDF editing.

 

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03:00
The first 12 Apple Watch games you should play

Armed with fun

Wearable gaming is still young, and it hasn't exploded in popularity like games on the iPhone and iPad did, but the Apple Watch has some interesting play experiences. The best of them leverage the wrist-based design to spice up your day with little quests or tidbits of fun, whether you're responding to messages from a fictional character or completing a daily brain-teaser. 

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00:09
OmniFocus 2.5.1

Resolves several bugs for the Getting Things Done-inspired task management app. ($39.99 new, free update, 27.8 MB)

 

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Sunday April 24

20:09
BBEdit 11.5.2

Maintenance release fixes a variety of bugs in the venerable text editor. ($49.99 new, free update, 12.0 MB)

 

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16:42
Solar Impulse 2 arrives in California

The solar-powered Solar Impulse 2 aircraft arrived in Silicon Valley late Saturday night. It was the ninth leg on its trip around the world.

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16:10
Typinator 6.9

Improves support for importing TextExpander snippets. (€24.99 new, free update, 7.1 MB)

 

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15:32
Google is creating a startup haven to prevent staff...

It's hard to swing a stick in Silicon Valley without hitting startups created by ex-Google employees determined to bring their clever (though only sometimes successful) ideas to light. That's good for innovation, but lousy for Google -- and the sear...

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14:36
20 Things To Do In Austin While Attending ACES

Things to Do In Austin In May

Diverse, fun and infused with culture, Austin is the capital of Texas and home to a prosperous community and a wide variety of culture, from the world class cuisine in the many fine restaurants, the growing population of infamous tech companies, the summer festivals and creative atmosphere, to the magnificent country music in what is also referred to as the Live music capital of the world (although Nashville, Athens, and other cities might have some arguing of that point).

Here are some great things to do when you visit Austin: 

  1. Austin City Limits

I grew up seeing acts including Willie Nelson, Little Feat, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Lyle Lovett, Merle Haggard, George Strait, REM, and everyone who was anyone play at Austin City Limits. The same is true today. It’s like playing at the Grand Ole Opry, but open to acts that today include the Arctic Monkeys, Lumineers,...

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11:30
British Astronaut Competes in London Marathon from...

An anonymous reader writes:
"British astronaut Tim Peake became the first man to complete a marathon in space on Sunday, running the classic 26.2 mile distance while strapped to a treadmill aboard the International Space Station..." reports Reuters. "The 44-year-old spaceman saw London's roads under his feet in real time on an iPad as, 250 miles below him, more than 37,000 runners simultaneously pounded the streets."
Meanwhile, in a show of solidarity, two earth-bound runners ran the marathon wearing space suits.

CNN notes that Peake "ran the race for real in 1999," but this time competed with avatars that represented actual runners who were using the Run Social app. His zero-gravity run took longer -- more than three and a half hours -- while a Kenyan runner ultimately won the race, completing the whole 26.2-mile course in just two hours, three minutes and four seconds, the second-fastest time ever recorded.

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11:12
Mellel 3.4.5

Adds several keyboard shortcuts to the Dialogue box text editor. ($39 new, free update, 93.2 MB)

 

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09:46
KGI says 'iPhone 7' won't have '...

Noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities continues to have a bearish outlook on iPhone sales through the end of 2016, telling investors on Sunday that he believes Apple will be the only top-five smartphone vendor to see shipments decline this year.

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09:06
The Fear of Apple Entering the Connected Car Market...

This week we learned that Apple had a secret Titan team in place in Berlin for over a year talking to BMW, Daimler and Magna – who appears to be the one that's hungry enough to want to work with Apple on a next generation electric car. Fast forward to today and we learn from Automotive New Europe that "Renault...

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07:19
Is the Doom and Gloom from KGI Securities actually...

The doom and gloom on Apple that's the loudest of all today is from Ming-Chi Kuo from KGI securities, an analyst that many in the Apple community respect. They're really putting their neck on the line this time around and if they're wrong, could hurt their reputation.

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06:32
Kanye West, Tidal sued over non-exclusivity of ‘The...

Kanye West is being sued by a fan for making his new album, The Life of Pablo, available on iTunes and other streaming services after promising that it would be exclusive to Tidal. Jay Z's company Sean Carter Enterprises, which operates Tidal, is also targeted in a proposed class action lawsuit by fan Justin Baker-Rhett and law firm Edelson, reports TechCrunch (http://techcrunch.com/2016/04/18/jay-z-tidal-kanye-west-sued-for-misstatements-about-the-life-of-pablo-exclusivity/). The suit claims that consumers were duped into signing up for Tidal subscriptions under false pretenses.

West fans signed up for Tidal as the the artist had publicly announced that his album would “never” be on Apple. However, “West made a number of odd...

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05:30
40% of Silicon Valley's Profits (But Not Sales...

An anonymous reader writes:The San Jose Mercury News reports that last year 40% of Silicon Valley's profits came from one company -- Apple. "The iPhone maker accounted for 28 percent of the Bay Area tech industry's $833 billion in 2015 sales," while "Its profits were a jaw-dropping 40 percent of the region's $133 billion total." Meanwhile, Google's parent company Alphabet racked up $75 billion in sales, representing nearly 57% of the total for all Silicon Valley internet companies, followed by eBay and PayPal.

But while sales grew, internet-company profits fell by 29% as more companies focused on growth. "Profits are nice, sure, but becoming profitable isn't the top priority around here, particularly for younger firms," wrote the newspaper, noting that investors are paying 18 times Facebook's annual sales for its stock. In fact, 29% of Silicon Valley's top companies didn't have sales growth in 2015 (an increase from 17% the previous year), and five of the top 10 companies...

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05:21
KGI: iPhone sales in 2016 could be lower than 2014...

Reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo at KGI Securities has today published a new research note in which he has some not-so-good predictions for how Apple will fare in the smartphone market during 2016. Kuo predicts that Apple, under the “worst case scenario,” could see iPhone shipments in 2016 lower than what it saw in 2014. Furthermore, Kuo anticipates that Apple will be the only top-five smartphone brand to see a decline in shipments year over year.

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Filed under: AAPL Company, iOS Devices Tagged: Investor, iPhone, KGI, shipments...

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04:55
Decline in iPhone Shipments Could Make Apple Worst-...

Apple's global iPhone shipments will fall short of analysts' consensus estimates of 210 to 230 million units in the 2016 fiscal year, according to a new research note issued by respected KGI Securities market analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. In a worst case scenario, iPhone shipments in 2016 are expected to reach just 190 million units, which is an 18% reduction in shipment growth and 3 million fewer iPhones than Apple sold in 2014.

Even in a best case scenario, says Kuo, Apple is expected to sell 205 million units, 5 million short of the lower end of analysts' estimate range and amounting to a 11.6% reduction in growth. Regardless of the best or worst case scenario, Kuo predicts Apple will underperform the industry and become the only global top-five smartphone brand to see shipments decline in 2016.

Mockup of iPhone 7 case.

The analyst...

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Saturday April 23

21:39
Review: Polar Balance is a great smartscale for...

Polar's first smartscale is a polished and perfectly serviceable product, but a few peculiar design decisions keep it from maximizing its potential, making it mostly of interest to people already in the Polar ecosystem.

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17:28
Questions over who controls Prince’s music catalog

Since Prince’s sudden death, speculation has mounted over the trove of unreleased music he left behind: how much of it there really is, when it may emerge and who will get to make decisions about what happens to it.

But nearly as much uncertainty hangs over his existing body of work, which has been largely unavailable on many of the most popular online services, including Spotify, Apple Music and YouTube.

I wonder what the person who ultimately has control will do.

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17:20
Review: Griffin’s BreakSafe is the magnetic USB-C...

One of the most interesting accessories that came out of the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this year was Griffin’s BreakSafe Magnetic USB-C Power Cable. As a 12-inch MacBook owner (and lover), one of the things I’ve missed the most with the machine is the MagSafe connection. Apple introduced the MagSafe technology 10 years ago, but thanks to the switch to a single USB-C connection, it is nowhere to be found on the ultra-slim MacBook.

That’s where Griffin’s BreakSafe comes in the....

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16:30
From Uber To Eric Schmidt, Tech Is Closer To the US...

An anonymous reader shares an article on The Guardian: Alphabet's executive chairman, Eric Schmidt, recently joined a Department of Defense advisory panel. Facebook recently hired a former director at the U.S. military's research lab, Darpa. Uber employs Barack Obama's former campaign manager David Plouffe and Amazon.com tapped his former spokesman Jay Carney. Google, Facebook, Uber and Apple collectively employ a couple of dozen former analysts for America's spy agencies, who openly list their resumes on LinkedIn. These connections are neither new nor secret. But the fact they are so accepted illustrates how tech's leaders -- even amid current fights over encryption and surveillance -- are still seen as mostly U.S. firms that back up American values. Christopher Soghoian, a technologist with the American Civil Liberties Union, said low-level employees' government connections matter less than leading executives' ties to government. For instance, at least a dozen Google engineers...

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14:31
Sales skyrocketed after 'Rust' added...

When Rust creator Garry Newman introduced female character models to the open world survival game, he said the idea was rooted in a social experiment: He wanted to see if lady characters would be attacked more or less because players might perceive t...

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12:58
Facebook was the victim of a backdoor hack

Even a tech giant like Facebook isn't immune to significant security breaches. Devcore's Orange Tsai recently discovered that someone had installed a backdoor on one of Facebook's corporate servers (that is, not the social network itself) in a bid t...

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12:39
Department of Justice drops New York iPhone case

On Friday, the Department of Justice said in a filing that it would no longer seek a court order to compel Apple to help it unlock a Brooklyn drug dealer’s iPhone.

In a letter sent to Judge Margo K. Brodie of the Eastern Distict of New York, who had been considering the government request, U.S. attorneys said that an unnamed individual had provided the device’s pass code and that “the government used that pass code by hand and gained access to the iPhone.”

Still not over.

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12:36
China’s roadmap to self-driving cars

In the race to develop self-driving cars, the United States and Europe lead in technology, but China is coming up fast in the outside lane with a regulatory structure that could put it ahead in the popular adoption of autonomous cars on its highways and city streets.

I’m not surprised at all. This is going to be an interesting battle over the next 5 years or so.

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11:30
Oree's real ink-and-paper stylus is not for...

Known for chic, artisanal digital products like a $190 walnut keyboard, French company Orée is going after the creative set with the Stylograph. Fabricated from pure copper, the ink stylus lets you transcribe your scribblings from paper over t...

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10:44
Move over Oculus Rift, Lockheed Martin is working on...

It's pretty clear that Apple is working on a possible future head mounted display while Facebook's Oculus Rift is creating a lot of buzz and Microsoft's HoloLens is picking up some excitement with ...

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09:05
This week’s top stories: WWDC, iPhone rumors, 12-...

In this week’s top stories, the iPhone rumor mill was in full effect as reports surfaced claiming Apple could introduce an new all glass design for a next-generation device. That news was accompanied by Apple’s 12-inch MacBook refresh, an official announcement for WWDC, and the latest Apple Car news. Head below for the quick links to all of this week’s top stories and much more:

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Filed under: AAPL Company, Apple Car, iOS Tagged: 12-inch MacBook, AAPL, Apple, Apple Car,...

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07:02
Apple's Patent-Pending Battery Technology for...

Apple has been granted a design patent in Hong Kong for their 2015 MacBook battery design. Apple's new MacBook debuted on March 9, 2015 wherein Apple noted that they introduced a new battery that ...

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06:00
Run A Caching Server On A Computer Without Ethernet

I do a lot of testing on MacBook Airs and the latest MacBooks. Neither have a built-in Ethernet port and I try not to travel with one. But, when you enable the Caching Server service in OS X on a machine without an active Ethernet connection, the AssetCache will report an error of the following:

Wireless portable computer not supported

The cause is pretty obvious, but bypassable because of how the sanity check was built. Simply run the following:

sudo serveradmin settings caching:Interface = en0

Now try again. Enjoy.

PS: Since people always jump on the article where I talk about how to do things that shouldn’t be done in production, I mostly use this for testing. Don’t do it in production… And if you enjoy being judgmental about things, please feel free to find something constructive to do with your time, like write up how to do something that everyone else can judge you harshly for…

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06:00
Soda PDF offers a decent amount of PDF editing fizz...

Lulu Sofware's Soda PDF for Mac OS X isn't the most powerful PDF editing software around, but it has a decent fizz and it's free (although you can purchase additional modules for added features).

The utility lets you open, view and print any PDF file. You can also read any PDF file in 3D, read digital comic book files in 3D (.cbr and .cbz), fill and save forms, and create PDFs from Word, Excel and 300-plus formats. Soda PDF 7 makes it easy to create PDFs directly from scanners or even image files. You can even create PDF files directly from your scanner.

The easy-to-use tool lets you view any PDF file in Single Page Mode when you want to bring your focus to specific area of a document or in Continuous Page Mode to give your orbs an easy flow while reading your PDF document. You can even toggle to Full Screen when you want to block out the tool bar to just concentrate on the document.

Soda PDF offers a PDF...

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05:00
Blumoo is a handy ‘appcessory' for your home...

Blumoo is a universal home entertainment "appcessory" that provides you with control of the audio and visual equipment already installed in your home. It's a universal remote control and streaming device dubbed the Blumoo HomeBase ($99.99) that pairs iOS mobile devices such as the iPhone and iPad to existing home entertainment systems via free app at the Apple App Store.

However, the Blumoo isn't just a universal remote for more than 200,000 TVs, Blu-ray players, cable provider boxes, and home audio systems. It also allows users to stream music wirelessly from mobile devices. The 2.24 x 1.95 x 2.81 device uses a blend of Bluetooth, infrared, and an app-enabled iOS device.

Besides being practical and easy to use, the Blumoo is relatively sturdy as it's made of semi-translucent polycarbonate. It's also small...

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04:00
Disservice: Ignoring Apple’s efforts

You know, the Macalope often wonders if Apple suddenly ceased to exist, would the Internet deflate like a balloon without the need for pundits to give it advice anymore?

And if that happened would it make a giant squeaking sound or would it be more of a “PPPPPBBBBBLLLLLLPPPP” as it flew around the room?

So many things to think about. Apple analysis isn’t as easy as it looks.

Writing for Seeking Alpha, BayesianLearner tells us about “Apple's Fundamental Problem.”

Today’s the day we finally clear that up.

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03:30
watchOS apps for the App Store must be built with...

Starting June 1, all new watchOS apps submitted to the App Store must be native apps built with the watchOS 2 SDK [software development kit] or later, according to a note on Apple’s developer website.

Apple says that with the new features and capabilities that watchOS 2 brings to WatchKit, apps can integrate even more closely with Apple Watch. The company encourages developers to take advantage of the Digital Crown, microphone, Taptic engine, and health sensors to take your Apple Watch app to the next level. And with ClockKit, apps can be extended to the clock face with Complications.

Get more when you sell your used iPhone - Orchard

 

 

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03:22
This week on AI: New MacBooks, losing Bill Campbell...

There was no shortage of headlines this week, with Apple launching new MacBooks, announcing WWDC 2016, and letting slip more details about its electric car project. A long-time but recently retired Apple board member, Bill Campbell, died on Monday.

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03:00
The week in Apple news: New Rose Gold MacBook, WWDC...

Apple headlines for the week ending Apr. 22, 2016

It was a grab bag of news this past week. From new products to developer news to hot gossip, there seems to be a little bit for everyone’s particular interest in Apple. We have al of the important headlines here in this slideshow. To get more information, click on the link.

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03:00
Justice Department withdraws request for Apple to...

The U.S. Department of Justice has withdrawn an appeal seeking Apple's help in accessing data from a locked iPhone 5s tied to an ongoing New York drug case, saying an unnamed individual furnished the device passcode on Thursday, reports AppleInsider

This is part of a letter filed with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York: “The government respectfully submits this letter to update the Court and the parties. Yesterday evening, an individual provided the passcode to the iPhone at issue in this case. Late last night, the government used that passcode by hand and gained access to the iPhone. Accordingly, the government no longer needs Apple's assistance to unlock the iPhone, and withdraws its application.”

In March the Justice Department withdrew a similar request in California, saying it had succeeded in...

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02:30
Apple will require all new Apple Watch apps to use...

Apple has announced that it is ending support for the original watchOS SDK and original Apple Watch 1.0 apps, which required a phone to even open. From June 1st, Apple will require developers of new Apple Watch apps to use the native SDK, which came with watchOS 2. The requirement was posted on the Apple Developer news page last night.

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Friday April 22

20:54
US no longer requires Apple's help to crack...

The U.S. no longer requires Apple’s assistance to unlock an iPhone 5s phone running iOS 7 used by the accused in a drug investigation, stating that an “individual provided the passcode to the iPhone at issue in this case.”

The Department of Justice has withdrawn its application in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

DOJ had earlier appealed to District Judge Margo K. Brodie an order from Magistrate Judge James Orenstein, ruling that Apple could not be forced to provide assistance to the government to extract data from the iPhone 5s.

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20:37
The DOJ Drops their NY Case asking Apple to Assist...

According to breaking news this evening, the Justice Department dropped their court case trying to force Apple to assist authorities in unlocking the iPhone of a NY drug dealer late on Friday.

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19:59
Feds: someone gave us the passcode in NY drug case,...

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In a short letter filed Friday evening, federal prosecutors wrote to a Brooklyn judge to say that they no longer needed Apple’s help in accessing the data on a seized iPhone 5S running iOS 7 associated with a drug case.

In the letter, United States Attorney Robert Capers wrote:

The government respectfully submits this letter to update the Court and the parties....

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19:26
U.S. Drops New York Case Against Apple After...

The U.S. Justice Department dropped its fight to get Apple to help it unlock an iPhone in a New York drug case after someone provided the device's passcode to authorities. In a letter to the judge, obtained by BuzzFeed News, prosecutors explained they no longer needed Apple's assistance.

The government respectfully submits this letter to update the Court and the parties. Yesterday evening, an individual provided the passcode to the iPhone at issue in this case. Late last night, the government used that passcode by hand and gained access to the iPhone. Accordingly, the government no longer needs Apple's assistance to unlock the iPhone, and withdraws its application.In a statement, also procured by BuzzFeed News, Justice Department spokeswoman Emily Pierce said the case was never about setting a precedent, but instead about law enforcement's "ability and need to access evidence on devices...

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18:45
DOJ withdraws motion to force Apple to unlock NYC...

The U.S. Department of Justice on Friday withdrew an appeal seeking Apple's help in accessing data from a locked iPhone 5s tied to an ongoing New York drug case, saying an unnamed individual furnished the device passcode on Thursday.

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17:38
Apple begins charging WWDC 2016 lottery winners

As it has in the past, Apple held a lottery for WWDC 2016 tickets. The lottery opened on Monday, April 18th, and closed earlier today at 10:00AM PST.

The lottery format puts developers on even ground, lending all a chance to win the right to purchase a $1,599 ticket. Though Apple has stated that it plans on notifying winners of the lottery by Monday, April 25th, some winners have already begun to see their credit cards charged. more…

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17:07
Macworld’s May Digital Edition: How does the 9.7-...

Every day, Macworld brings you the essential daily news and other info about all things Apple. But staying on top of that torrent of information can be a constant challenge. One solution: the Macworld Digital Edition.

Available as single copies or with a yearlong subscription, the Digital Edition comes in two forms: Enhanced and PDF replica. The Enhanced Edition has all the news, analysis, product reviews, and how-to’s, along with interactive features, and videos—customized for consumption on your iPad. The PDF replica Edition is designed for your mobile device’s touchscreen to allow pinch and zoom.

In the May issue

We review Apple's smaller screens: the 9.7-inch iPad Pro and the iPhone SE. Plus, get started with biohacking and learn how to setup a redundant backup system.

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16:42
Apple Watch apps must be native starting June 1

Apple:

Starting June 1, 2016, all new watchOS apps submitted to the App Store must be native apps built with the watchOS 2 SDK or later.

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16:39
Bacon roses
16:27
Hospitalized Stossel Bemoans Sorry State of...


Fox News journalist John Stossel, who recently underwent an operation for lung cancer, on Wednesday wrote that although New York-Presbyterian Hospital's medical care is excellent, "the hospital's customer service stinks." Doctors "keep me waiting for hours, and no one bothers to call or email to say 'I'm running late,'" Stossel said. He was given X-rays, EKG tests, echocardiograms and blood tests, but he doubted all were needed. "No one discusses that with me or mentions the cost. Why would they? The patient rarely pays directly."

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16:22
Apple closes WWDC 2016 ticket lottery, sends...

As scheduled, Apple on Friday closed ticket lottery registrations for this year's Worldwide Developers Conference and began sending out email confirmations to the lucky few selected at random to attend the event in June.

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15:58
WWDC 2016 Lottery Ends, Apple Starts Charging...

The ticket lottery for Apple's 2016 Worldwide Developers Conference ended this morning at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time, and it appears that some developers who have won tickets are seeing charges on their credit cards. Several MacRumors readers have had their cards charged, and there are reports of charges on Twitter.

Apple has said developers who win the ticket lottery will be notified by Monday, April 25 at 5:00 p.m. PDT, so some confirmation emails may not be sent until that time.

Apple's ticket lottery started on Monday, April 18, giving all developers a chance to enter to win an opportunity to purchase a ticket for $1,599. For the last several years, Apple has distributed tickets via a lottery system as interest in the Worldwide Developers Conference far exceeds capacity.

350 WWDC scholarships are being...

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15:44
Apple requires all new watchOS apps be native by...

In an announcement to developers on Friday, Apple said come June 1, all new watchOS titles submitted to the App Store must be native apps built with the company's latest watchOS 2 software development kit.

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15:30
Upcoming Requirement for watchOS Apps

Starting June 1, 2016, all new watchOS apps submitted to the App Store must be native apps built with the watchOS 2 SDK or later. Learn more about developing for watchOS.

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15:30
Upcoming Requirement for watchOS Apps

Starting June 1, 2016, all new watchOS apps submitted to the App Store must be native apps built with the watchOS 2 SDK or later. Learn more about developing for watchOS.

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15:29
India to waive regulatory hurdle blocking Apple...

Apple fans in India might soon be able to purchase their new iPhone directly from an official Apple Store, as local government officials are reportedly prepared to waive a longstanding regulatory hurdle that prohibited the company from operating its own brick-and-mortar retail shops.

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15:00
Ring Video Doorbell gets a Mac app

Readers who purchased a Ring Video Doorbell after reading my February review will be happy to know that the company has released a Mac app for viewing videos from your doorbell on your favorite iMac or MacBook.

The company has distributed an iOS app since day one, but for viewing videos of the FedEx guy or a burglar coming up to the front door from a Mac, users have always had to log into the company's website. Now the app can be up and running on your Mac 24/7, just a click away when you want to see who is ringing your bell.

The app is shown as a beta (version 0.50) and could use some polish -- this is the type of app that begs...

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14:52
Step inside the artistic algorithms of 'No Man...

Even if you haven't played it yet, one thing is clear about No Man's Sky: It's stunning. The entire game hinges on the idea of procedural generation on a massive scale, meaning when artists at Hello Games create a patch of grass or a fluffy animal ta...

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14:47
Apple Should Pay More Tax, Says Co-Founder Wozniak

mrspoonsi quotes a report from BCC: All companies, including Apple, should pay a 50% tax rate, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has told the BBC. He said he doesn't like the idea that Apple does not pay tax at the same rate he does personally. "I don't like the idea that Apple might be unfair -- not paying taxes the way I do as a person. I do a lot of work, I do a lot of travel and I pay over 50% of anything I make in taxes and I believe that's part of life and you should do it." When asked if Apple should pay that amount, he replied: "Every company in the world should." He said he was never interested in money, unlike his former partner Steve Jobs. "Steve Jobs started Apple Computers for money, that was his big thing and that was extremely important and critical and good." Three years ago the company admitted two of its Irish subsidiaries pay a rate of 2%. It has built up offshore cash reserves of around $200 billion -- beyond the reach of U.S. tax officials. In a CBS '60 Minutes'...

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14:39
Ring offers Video Doorbell for OS X, Windows 10, iOS...

This could come in handy.

Ring Products has released the Ring App for both OS X and Windows 10.

The app allows you to monitor an entryway from your Mac while on your computer.

The Ring App communicates with the Ring Video Doorbell and the Ring Video Doorbell Pro via your Wi-Fi network, the Ring Video Doorbell capturing footage at 720p while the Ring Video Doorbell Pro captures footage at 1080p, respectively. A series of motion sensors within the Doorbell units triggers recording while instant alerts can send updates to your computer or iOS or Android device.

The Ring Video Doorbell retails for $199 while the Ring Video Doorbell Pro retails for $299 while stored video footage is available through the Ring Cloud for $3 per month or $30 per year.

If you...

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14:30
Some of the greenest gadgets for Earth Day

Most of us know how we can be friendlier to the environment: we can drive less, recycle more, and bring tote bags to the grocery store. But what most people don't realize is that we can make green choices when it comes to consumer electronics too. Th...

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14:26
∞ Dio: The Last in Line

This is one of my favorite Dio songs. Such a simple beat, but damn this song rocks.

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14:20
Microsoft, Google agree to drop complaints against...

“Microsoft has agreed to withdraw its regulatory complaints against Google, reflecting our changing legal priorities. We will continue to focus on competing vigorously for business and for customers,” a Microsoft spokesperson said in an email.

Google, in a separate email, said the companies would want to compete vigorously based on the merits of their products, not in “legal proceedings”.

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14:01
How 60 Minutes played 'Telephone' with...

On Sunday, 60 Minutes took a year-old segment on phone hacking it shot and aired in Australia, fluffed it up with other old hacks from last year's DEFCON, and re-packaged it for an American audience.

Almost no one noticed those particular details....

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13:53
Opinion: How Apple could tempt me to upgrade to an...

After reading Zac’s opinion piece on how the iPhone SE could actually tempt him not to upgrade to the iPhone 7, I realized that I hadn’t even begun to think what Apple could do to get me to want to upgrade to an iPhone 7. Overall I’ve been happy with the iPhone since its iPhone 5 iteration. It was the device I felt Apple really hit its stride with the hardware. I only upgraded to an iPhone 6 because I wanted a better camera and needed more storage space, but the larger form factor was a serious drawback for me. So what could possibly make me even want to upgrade from my current iPhone 6 to another phone later this year?

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13:48
With Latest Opera Browser, Everybody Gets Free VPN


Opera on Wednesday announced that it would add a free VPN service to the latest version of its browser. Virtual private networks add an extra level of security for Web surfers. Companies use them to provide secure communications for employees remotely accessing office systems, and consumers use them to block unwanted snooping on their online activity. "Now, you don't have to download VPN extensions or pay for VPN subscriptions to access blocked websites and to shield your browsing when on public WiFi," senior VP Krystian Kolondra said.

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13:30
Twitch transforms into a social network with new...

It's been happening in subtle increments, but the transformation is nearly complete. After launching private messaging, Party Chat and profile updates to Twitch, Amazon's livestreaming service will finally become a niche social network with today's a...

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12:55
Accidental discovery could help batteries last years...

Today, most smartphone and device batteries are made from lithium and slowly lose capacity over thousands of recharges. Researchers at UC Irvine built a battery that substituted gold nanowire in electrolyte gel for the lithium and lost barely 5% batt...

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12:45
The Week in iOS Apps: Test your heist skills in...

Safecracker!

The week’s roundup includes an Apple Watch game that lets you learn some useful cat burglar skills. Read on!

Break This Safe

Break This Safe is a free game for the Apple Watch: Rotate the digital crown to turn the dial of the on-screen safe—when you feel vibrations, you’re getting close; the strongest vibration is the right answer. Soon, you’ll be able to star in a heist movie all your own.

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12:30
First ever public performance of Purple Rain

This was Prince’s signature song. The video is fascinating especially if you watch the movie afterwards, as I did last night. You can definitely hear how the audio from this video is used in the movie. Speaking of the movie, as I said on Twitter last night, “I learned something disturbing tonight I didn’t know 30 years ago. “Purple Rain” has some classic tunes but it’s a crappy movie.” It really is poorly acted. But the musical performances more than make up for the deficiencies.

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12:14
∞ Hey Liam, what are you doing for Earth Day?

Siri and Liam, together for Earth Day. Can it last?

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12:13
Microsoft rolls out Windows Ink for beta testers

Windows Ink is available today for Insiders in the Fast ring, allowing users to sketch, write notes on sticky pads and draw all over screenshots with a digital pen (or your finger, if you're an au naturel kind of person). The update adds a Windows In...

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11:39
Apple Hires Former Tesla Engineer With Expertise in...

As work on its car project progresses, Apple has been snapping up a huge number of employees with expertise in the automotive industry from companies like Tesla, Ford, GM, Volkswagen, Bosch, and more, along with researchers who have expertise in autonomous vehicles and electric car platforms.

Each of these hires gives us a glimpse into the ideas Apple is potentially exploring for its Apple Car, and a set of recent hires suggests Apple is hard at work prototyping car parts designed for the project as research continues.

Former Tesla employee David Masiukiewicz recently left Tesla to join Apple, reports 9to5Mac. At Tesla, Masiukiewicz was a Senior CNC programmer who worked on hardware prototyping, and at Apple, he's listed as a "Senior Model Maker" in...

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11:22
Google preps a new travel app to launch in beta next...

Google will soon launch a new app that aims to serve as your new travel assistant.

An email went out to those at Level 2 or above in Google’s Local Guides program with an offer to answer a few survey questions in exchange for a shot at a demo version of the app for Android and iPhone.

This may be in your inbox if you’re at least a level 2 with Google’s Local Guides program.

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11:19
Mac: Metaclassy Byword

Users who do a lot of long-from writing on their Macs, especially in Markdown, will appreciate what Metaclassy’s Byword ($12) brings to the table. Recently updated for El Capitan, this popular Markdown text editor provides a simple and efficient way to author posts in a clean, distraction-free user interface. Although Byword can be used for editing any types of text files, and even crafting HTML pages, where the app really shines is in its Markdown features, with support for footnotes, tables, and cross-references along with live syntax highlighting and previewing as you type and the ability to export the resulting rich-text document to HTML or PDF.
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10:56
Apple adds donation links to iTunes, web site,...

If you were looking for a way to help the victims of the Japanese and Ecuadorian earthquakes, you can do it through iTunes. Apple has partnered with the American Red Cross allowing you to submit donations of $5, $10, $25, $50, $100, and $200 denominations.

The donations are being accepted via iTunes and the App Store on both iOS devices and computers. the donation page itself, Apple specifies that 100 percent of the donation goes directly to the American Red Cross and that Apple does not take any portion. Furthermore, Apple notes that the only record you will receive for this donation is a receipt via email.

As you have probably heard, a trio of devastating earthquakes hit Ecuador and Japan in the past week...

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10:41
With any luck, Apple will be opening its first...

The consortium that bought the Clerys store in Dublin for €29 million is trying to lure Apple to open a flagship retail outlet on the ground floor of the site, according to The Irish Times

It would be the first Apple retail store in the country. The company has 482 retail stores in 18 countries and an online store available in 39 countries.

However, no deal has been agreed and Apple hasn’tcommitted to opening an Apple Store in Dublin. Yet several sources have said Natrium continue to pursue an agreement with Apple, which is famed for its upscale, destination retail outlets in high-profile locations, according to The Irish Times

The Clerys building on O’Donnell Street, Dublin. Photo courtesy of ‘The Irish Times’

Apple could use a bit ‘o Irish luck. The EU, Europe’s anti-trust and...

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10:40
New hires at Apple suggest work on prototyping...

Apple has picked up two more workers from the auto industry, both of whom are now believed to be at the company's "Product Realization Lab," where prototype hardware is developed.

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10:19
Rumor: No iPhone 7s in 2017 (but, don’t worry, there...

In a note to clients — as noted by iMore — J.P. Morgan analyst Mark Moskowitz says Apple may skip skipping a theoretical "iPhone 7s" for an "iPhone 8” next year after releasing the “iPhone 7” in the second half of 2016.

“Our conversations with industry participants suggest Apple could skip the ’S’ cycle next year and instead jump to IP8 [iPhone 8],” he opines. “The jump could showcase major form factor changes, including OLED, no home button, and wireless charging. In our view, these potential changes could drive a mega cycle, underpinning our C2017 iPhone unit growth estimate of 10.3%, vs. 6.3% previously.”

What of the iPhone 7? Here are the most popular prognostications (followed by my thoughts):

  • Ditch the headphone jack (almost certainly true); 
  • Tweak the rear camera, which protrudes slightly on the iPhone 6 and 6s, so that...
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10:04
Rumor: Apple hires more Tesla employees as it...

More fuel for the Apple Car rumors: Apple is continuing its hiring spree from the automotive industry for its automobile project, “this time hinting at the company’s work prototyping car parts,” according to 9to5Mac.

 The article says new hires include former Tesla employee David Masiukiewicz, who joins Apple this month as senior model maker at the company’s Product Realization Lab where Apple prototypes many of its products, and Kevin Harvey, who joined Apple in August after leaving a role as CNC Machine Shop Supervisor at Andretti Autosport. It’s been previously reported that Apple hired former Tesla’s vice president of Vehicle Engineering and former Aston Martin chief engineer, Chirs Porritt, to work on “special projects”

“The hires seem to hint at Apple’s work prototyping car parts at its Product Realization Lab, a facility that was previously used for prototyping new...

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09:58
Hesperus is a free, easy-to-use and customizable...

Early adopters of Apple’s HomeKit home automation framework tend to notice one thing early on: there’s no real UI beyond Siri. HomeKit helps bridge functionality between various smart home accessories which tend to each have their own connected apps using Siri, but Apple hasn’t released a Home app in the same way it made Health for HealthKit.

Instead, users rely on a folder full of third-party apps from accessory makers, some of which are better than others, or a highly functional but somewhat pricey third-party app called Home to give HomeKit the UI it needs. Today there’s a new app on the market called ...

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09:45
Google & Microsoft agree to global ceasefire in...

Two of Apple's chief rivals, Google and Microsoft, on Friday announced a mutual agreement to drop regulatory complaints against each other around the world, further promising to try and settle any disputes themselves before using governments as a weapon.

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09:35
Snapchat takes face-swapping to new levels with iOS...

Now you don’t have to be sitting side-by-side to take a hilarious face-swap selfie with your friends, babies, or celebrities you’ve never met. Snapchat’s latest iOS update lets you face-swap with photos in your Camera Roll.

This adds a new layer of hilarity to Snapchat’s already ridiculous feature, which lets you trade faces for selfie snapshots and videos. The new face-swap filter works similarly to the original. Open Snapchat, turn the selfie camera on, then do a long press on your face to bring up the variety of filters that Snapchat offers every day. The new option is next to the original face-swap filter, but the icon is purple instead of yellow.

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09:30
9to5Toys Lunch Break: Apple Watch $200 off, 13-inch...

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

Best Buy 4-Day sale: Apple Watch w/ Stainless Steel casing...

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09:27
2016 12-inch Retina MacBooks now available for in-...

The 2016 12-inch Retina MacBook is now available at Apple Store retail location in launch countries such as the U.S., Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Spain and the U.K.

Apple today reenabled its web-based Personal Pickup tool for the 12-inch MacBook, and the availability checker shows that select models are currently in stock at select Apple Stores in or near major U.S. cities, including Boston, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, and Washington D.C.

Outside the U.S., the 12-inch MacBook is available in assorted cities such as Adelaide, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Brisbane, Hamburg, Ottawa, London, Madrid, Milan, Montréal, Munich, Naples, Paris,...

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09:24
Cloud storage pioneer Bitcasa is killing its cloud...

Bitcasa is getting out of the consumer cloud storage business, the company announced Thursday.

“We are discontinuing our Bitcasa Drive service in order to focus our full attention on our growing platform business,” the company said in a short blog post, as first reported by VentureBeat. “All account owners must take action to avoid losing their files.”

Users who need assistance recovering and preserving their files should use Bitcasa’s Help Center, the company said.

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09:09
First look: Apple's new rose gold 12"...

Apple's new 12-inch MacBook features the same chassis as last year's debut model, but the company has brought a new color into the mix -- rose gold -- that brings it in line with the iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch product lineups.

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09:04
Apple appears to be prototyping car parts at its ‘...

Apple is continuing its recent hiring spree from the automotive industry for its not-so-secretive car project, this time hinting at the company’s work prototyping car parts.

more…

Filed under: AAPL Company, Apple Car Tagged: andretti autosport, Apple, Apple Car, model maker, product realization lab...

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08:29
Siri & Liam star in Apple's new Earth Day...

Marking Earth Day, Apple on Friday debuted a new TV commercial, using Siri to promote its custom-designed recycling robot -- Liam -- and its branding as an environmentally-responsible company.

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08:15
How to get a user manual for your Apple product

One thing that I hear a lot of complaints about from new Apple customers is that the company doesn't ship user manuals with its products. There are some good reasons for that -- the company most likely found that the vast majority of people never read manuals in the first place, manuals quickly go out of date, they take up space in boxes, and they're wasteful. Well, Apple does publish user manuals for many of its products, and here's how to get them.

Just point your web browser to http://support.apple.com/manuals/ and you'll find that there are seven manuals available:

In each of the manuals there is a wealth of information that goes way beyond what many customers are cognizant of. For example, most beginning iPhone users can figure out how to dial the phone, send text messages, and launch apps. But there's nothing that shows them how to take advantage of settings, make folders on the home...

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08:00
Atkins to become “digital by default” with move to...

Today’s post was written by Ron Markezich, corporate vice president for Microsoft.

It’s amazing to watch how some of the world’s most innovative and forward-thinking companies are using Microsoft Office 365 to transform their businesses. The latest example is Atkins, one of the world’s leading engineering, design and project management consultancies, which has chosen to roll out Office 365 E5 to over 18,600 employees worldwide. Office 365 E5 is our most comprehensive Office 365 offering ever, providing the core Office apps, plus email, cloud storage, a robust set of team collaboration capabilities, Skype for Business meetings and voice services, and advanced security and analytics capabilities. Atkins selected Office 365 to help achieve its goal of moving all its IT systems to the cloud.

Richard Cross, chief information officer and chief digital officer at Atkins. He refers to his company’s cloud transformation as one that will result in Atkins being “digital...

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07:48
Facebook's latest News Feed change puts...

Facebook wants to put a nail in the coffin of clickbait, so it's changing your News Feed. Again.

The social network is tweaking its algorithm to show users more stories that they’re likely to spend time reading.

“With this change, we can better understand which articles might be interesting to you based on how long you and others read them, so you’ll be more likely to see stories you’re interested in reading," Facebook’s Moshe Blank and Jie Xu wrote Thursday.

The update won’t entirely eliminate clicks as a piece of Facebook’s algorithm so much as de-emphasize them a little bit—the social network seems to be aiming for a mix of quantity and quality.

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07:42
Siri promoting Apple’s iPhone recycling robot Liam...

Apple is going all out to promote Earth Day this year. App Store WWF fundraisers, free iBook environmental lessons on iPads, green Apple Store shirts and logos, and last night’s iMessage and renewable energy video so far …

more…

Filed under: iOS Devices Tagged: Earth Day, environment, Liam, Recycling, Siri...

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07:38
Apple Shares New 'Siri and Liam' TV Ad for...

Apple has shared a new television ad called "Siri and Liam" to celebrate Earth Day, which is today, April 22. In the 15-second spot, Siri asks Apple's recycling robot Liam what he is doing for Earth Day, before it humorously takes apart the iPhone. It is Apple's second Earth Day ad, the other being "Renewable Energy," shared in the past 24 hours, and continues the company's environmental push this month.

Apple first introduced Liam at its "Let Us...

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07:35
Review: KEF Egg Wireless Digital Music System – an...

The KEF Egg digital wireless speaker system certainly lives up to its name. The shape of the speakers are a peculiar half-egg shape that make you question whether or not you should take them seriously.

A quick listen, and that question is answered with authority. Despite the peculiar look, these speakers mean business in the sound department.

Not only do these speakers sound good, but they also work well in a variety of different environments and with a variety of sources. KEF Egg is a Bluetooth speaker, a Hi-Fi USB speaker, and features traditional optical input as well. This means that the Egg works well in a bedroom, an office environment, or even in the living room.

At $499, these speakers are anything but cheap, but if you’re searching for a pair of flexible speakers possessing high-end sound, then the KEF Egg might be worth saving up for....

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07:31
Giveaway: SteelSeries Apex M800 Mechanical Keyboard

Last week, we reviewed the SteelSeries Apex M800 Mechanical Keyboard. The review was largely positive, citing the keyboard’s Mac-centric keycaps, individual LED lights and tactile key switches.

The SteelSeries Apex M800 is one of the more unique keyboards that we’ve tried, as each individual key can be customized with key bindings and LEDs. With SteelSeries’ Engine 3 software, customization is only a few clicks away.

We’re giving away this $170 keyboard to one of our fabulous readers. Check inside to learn how to win. more…

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07:12
Apple makes across-the-board cuts to Japanese iPhone...

Apple on Friday instituted price drops across its entire Japanese iPhone lineup, typically slashing costs by about 10 percent, in what is reported to be a response to a fluctuating yen/dollar exchange rate.

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07:12
Springsteen’s very first radio performance

[VIDEO] John Vettese, writing for WXPN Music Notes:

there was once a time when The Boss was just a young dude with a guitar and a dream. We hear that in this recording of his first-ever radio appearance, on WBCN in Boston on January 9, 1973. It might just be my favorite Springsteen rarity – I love how giddy and unsteady he sounds, the breezy saxophone commentary from Clarence Clemons, the way they effortlessly play off one another. Does this outdo the album version on Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J.? Perhaps.

A Springsteen fan? Then you’ll love this.

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07:09
Review: Definitive W7 + Play-Fi, hands on with an...

I love the concept of streaming music around the home. There are a lot of great wireless Bluetooth speakers for wireless music on the move, but it’s still unclear what to choose for a static home environment. Apple’s answer is AirPlay, but it has flaws: no multi-room support from iOS devices, limited adoption by speaker manufacturers, and spotty reliability at best.

I’ve been trying an AirPlay alternative, called Play-Fi, which is a competing industry technology for home Wi-Fi music streaming from DTS. Specifically, I tested the Definitive W7 wireless speaker which integrates Play-Fi. Read on for my review  ….

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07:03
Weird 80s font convergence

Jason Kottke lays out, visually, that Apple, Reebok, and TrapperKeeper all used the exact same font at one point in time. Fascinating.

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07:00
Sports Fans and Social Media, Part 2: Perils,...


This fall will see a 10-game pilot of professional football streamed on social media -- Twitter, to be specific. It's a continuation of the NFL's search for gold in the veins of digital broadcasting and an opportunity for sports brands to forge new and deeper relations with fans. Initially seen as merely a way to connect with teens and texting lovers, social networks have permeated the Internet with a proliferation of like and share buttons. For sports teams looking to bolster their brands, social networks have evolved into a critical channel.

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06:59
Google search will soon add live TV listings

From the Google Search blog:

Last year we launched video actions in Search to help viewers find direct options to watch the shows they are looking for on programmer and distributors mobile apps and sites or stores like Google Play.

Today, I’m excited to announce that, coming soon, Google Search will have live TV listings.

A solid step in the right direction…

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06:50
Happy birthday, MacFamilyTree, which has grown to...

Happy birthday, MacFamilyTree, which celebrates its 18th birthday. In honor of the achievement, Synium Software has announced MacFamilyTree 8.0, an update to the genealogy software for OS X. 

The software lets you explore your personal family history and discover your origins, your ancestors and how your family has evolved over the course of time. Version 8 assists you entering your data and researching your family tree, offers dozens of printable and configurable charts and reports, and publishes your family tree as a book or web site with a few clicks.

Both MacFamilyTree 8 for Mac and MobileFamilyTree 8 for iPhone and iPad (available separately at the Apple App Store) have been completely overhauled. MacFamilyTree 8 comes with a redesigned interface, a new Interactive Tree, new "Smart Filters,” and more.

MacFamilyTree 8 requires a Mac with OS X 10.10 Yosemite or El Capitan....

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06:48
MacFamilyTree turns 18 with version 8 release

Happy birthday, MacFamilyTree (http://tinyurl.com/2563p63), which celebrates its 18th birthday. In honor of the achievement, Synium Software has announced MacFamilyTree 8.0, an update to the genealogy software for OS X.

The software lets you explore your personal family history and discover your origins, your ancestors and how your family has evolved over the course of time. Version 8 assists you entering your data and researching your family tree, offers dozens of printable and configurable charts and reports, and publishes your family tree as a book or web site with a few clicks.

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06:47
News: Apple ordered to shut down iBooks and iTunes...

Only six months after Apple began selling iBooks and iTunes Movies in China, the company has now been ordered by a Chinese Government agency to shut down sales, The New York Times reports. Although Apple originally had the Chinese government’s approval to introduce the services, a government regulatory agency — the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television — stepped in last week and demanded the services be shut…

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06:45
Speculating on how Siri works, getting to an API for...

If you are at all interested in how Siri works, and how it could work eventually, I highly recommend this read.

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06:35
File Cabinet Pro 2.0 for OS X adds global hotkey...

Writes for All has announced version 2.0 of File Cabinet Pro, a file manager for the OS X menubar that allows you to navigate to important files from a pop-over window that appears from the menubar.

Version 2.0 improves the user experience by introducing a global hotkey feature, allowing you to automatically show and hide the app without using the mouse. The new update also includes performance improvements.

File Cabinet Pro (http://tinyurl.com/jovd2hj) costs $29.99. It requires Mac OS X Yosemite or El Capitan.

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06:33
AnandTech’s deep dive look at the 9.7″ iPad Pro...

AnandTech does their typical great job digging into the details. In this case, Brandon Chester keeps the focus on the 9.7″ iPad Pro display, looking at things like DCI-P3 gamut support and the underpinnings of True Tone.

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06:31
NYT: China bans Apple’s iBooks and iTunes Movies...

Enlarge / iBooks and iTunes Movies have apparently been banned in China. (credit: Apple)

Apple's iBooks and iTunes Movies stores were shut down in China last week, according to a new report from The New York Times. The country's State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film, and Television closed the stores just six months or so after they launched with the government's blessing. Services like Apple Pay and Apple Music are still operating for now, and an Apple spokeswoman told the Times that Apple "hope[s] to make books and movies available again to our customers in China as soon as possible."

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06:21
OWC previews trio of Thunderbolt 3 products

OWC Digital previewed a trio of products at this week’s National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show in Las Vegas, Nevada. These soon-to-be released products will take advantage of the new capabilities found in Thunderbolt 3 technology.

The Thunderbolt 3 Dock will be compatible with Mac OS X and Windows. Its litany of ports is designed for creative professionals seeking to unite a multitude of peripherals. Like the Thunderbolt 2 Dock, the OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock sports 12 ports — and they now include a USB 3.1 Gen 1 port for fast mobile device charging, a mini DisplayPort with support for a hi-res display up to 4K at 60Hz, and two Thunderbolt 3 ports.

With the introduction of Thunderbolt 3 technology, the new OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock can support two ultra hi-res 4K displays at 60Hz. What’s more, you can daisy-chain Thunderbolt products.

Concurrent with the Thunderbolt 3...

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06:15
OWC previews Thunderbolt 3 products at NAB 2016

OWC Digital (www.macsales.com) previewed a trio of products at this week’s National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show in Las Vegas, Nevada. These soon-to-be released products will take advantage of the new capabilities found in Thunderbolt 3 technology.

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06:05
Apple could take over Dublin location for first...

Apple could potentially sign a lease for real estate on Dublin's O'Connell Street, establishing its first-ever outlet in the country of Ireland, a report indicated on Friday.

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06:05
Apple opens iTunes donations page for earthquake...

Apple has opened a donations page in iTunes to support relief efforts in Japan and Ecuador, countries hit by catastrophic earthquakes in recent days.

The company is partnering with the American Red Cross for the donations. You can make donations in $5, $10, $25, $50, $100, and $200 denominations.

Two powerful earthquakes struck the southern Japanese island of Kyushu last Thursday and Saturday, leaving almost 60 dead and more than a thousand injured. Ecuador was hit by a magnitude 7.8 quake, which was felt around the Andean nation of 16 million people, causing panic as far away as the highland capital Quito and destroying buildings, bridges and roads and killing at least 77 people.

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06:00
Migrating Objects From Active Directory To Apple...

Apple School Manager is a portal used to create classes, import students, manage Managed Apple IDs, and link all these things together. You can use a Student Information System (SIS) to create these classes, import students, etc. But, only if you have a SIS with an API that Apple links to. If you don’t, you’ll need to import data using csv files. And you’ll need to import four csv files: Classes, Instructors, Staff, and of course Students.

Many schools will already have this data in Active Directory or another LDAP-based solution. Here, we’ll look at getting the information out of Active Directory and into csv. The LDIFDE utility exports and imports objects from and to Active Directory using the ldif format, which is kinda’ like csv when it gets really drunk and can’t stay on one line. Luckily, ldif can’t drive. Actually, each attribute/field is on a line (which allows for arrays) and an empty line starts the next record. Which can make for a pretty messy looking file the...

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06:00
News: Daily Deal: Monet Stylus

Today in iLounge Deals you can get the Monet Stylus for only $14.99. This artist’s stylus lets you turn your iPad into a canvas, with the feel of a paintbrush in your hand so you can make naturally sweeping brushstrokes. It’s compatible with a wide range of writing and sketching apps, and features a pressure-sensitive tip with a 165° expanded writing angle.

Get the Monet Stylus now for only $14.99...

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05:56
Chinese government says you can’t buy iBooks or...

Last week, Apple’s iBookStore was shut down and the ability to buy movies on iTunes discontinued in China, reports The New York Times

Six months ago, it seemed that Apple had the government’s approval to introduce the services. However, then a regulator, the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television, asserted its authority and demanded the closings, says The Times, attributing “two people who spoke on the condition of anonymity.”

“We hope to make books and movies available again to our customers in China as soon as possible,” an Apple spokeswoman told the publication in a statement.

China is an exceedingly important market for Apple. China’s quarterly iOS revenue grew nearly 2.2x year-over-year from the first quarter of 2015 to the first quarter of 2016, mostly from in-app...

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05:40
Phoning It in on Your Mac

With the Continuity feature in OS X, your Mac can use your iPhone to receive and make calls. Press “1” for more…

 

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05:32
China pushes back, forces Apple to shut down iBooks...

New York Times:

Last week, Apple’s iBooks Store and iTunes Movies were shut down in China, just six months after they were started there. Initially, Apple apparently had the government’s approval to introduce the services. But then…

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05:30
Need to move data from Android to iOS devices? Check...

JAMF Software's Relo is a handy. and free, app that lets you safely move contacts, photos and videos and Wi-Fi settings from an Android 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 time consuming and frustrating, it ran the risk of losing important and personal data, and often forced users to leave such data behind on their old device. Finding and replacing their favorite apps was an equally time consuming and frustrating process. 

With Relo, business users and consumers can transfer data from an Android phone or tablet to a new iPhone or iPad. All it takes is a simple QR code scan, which then connects to an App catalog displaying all of the iOS versions of a user's previous apps, allowing them to quickly tap and download — all from within the Relo app.

Imagine these scenarios: 

Consumers can walk into a store with an Android and walk out with an iPhone with...

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05:10
∞ Apple and Earth Day

[VIDEO] This is the kind of video that Apple really does well. A great message, well put together. Perfect for Earth Day.

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05:05
AppleInsider podcast talks new Macs, 'iPhone 7...

This week on the Appleinsider podcast, Shane and Victor discuss new MacBooks, the computers that didn't get updated, Tesla's former VP of vehicle engineering working for Apple, Apple's car skunkworks, iPhone 7 rumors, and a few of our thoughts remembering Bill Campbell.

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05:00
A year with the Apple Watch: What works, what doesn’...

Enlarge / The Apple Watch is turning one. How has its first year treated it? (credit: Andrew Cunningham)

About a year ago, Apple announced and released its first Apple Watch. The long-rumored product was Apple’s first all-new product category since the iPad and its first under CEO Tim Cook. To say that expectations were high would be an understatement.

To date, we don’t really know much about how the Apple Watch has sold—Apple folds it into the “Other products” category along with the iPod, the Apple TV, Beats headphones, Airport routers, iPhone and iPad cases and covers, and whatever other little odds and ends the company sells. While revenue for that category has...

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05:00
Clumsy like me? You can prevent computercide with...

If you're clumsy like me, having a bottle of water or a cup of coffee near a Mac can be a recipe for disaster. VectorWerks' Vector Cupholder can help prevent "computercide" on your Mac. It's a gadget designed to prevent you from knocking over your drink and spilling it all over your Mac — or burning your laps.

Made of airplane-grade anodized aluminum, the Vector Cupholder weighs 3.5 ounces. When folded, it's less than 0.5 inches. It retails for $50.

The Vector Cupholder grips table edges as thick as 1.5 inches. It holds an assortment of containers from a 30-ounce "Trenti" to a small airplane cup, from Thermos bottles to soda cans, from water bottles to mugs up to three inches. 

By moving beverages off the table, the Vector Cupholder also delivers the added benefit of freeing up "real estate" on cramped work surfaces like coffeehouse tables and airplane trays. It can deploy it with one hand while your...

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04:55
Tension Software announces DB-Text 1.6 for Mac OS X

Tension Software has announced DB-Text 1.6 (http://tinyurl.com/jsradvt) for Mac OS X. DB-Text is a general use tool to open and edit CSV (Comma separated value) and TSV (Tab separated value) documents on OS X.

It can open import, edit and manage text data organized by rows and columns. Data can be manipulated and exported as text (as CSV, TSV, html or custom format selecting separators and other tags) or saved inside a native DB-Text document

DB-Text requires OS X 10.10 or higher. It costs $9.99

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04:55
Apple Could be the First Foreign Company to get a...

It's being reported today that the Government of India is now set to waive the requirement of mandatory domestic sourcing for Apple, paving the way for them to open their legendary flagship Apple Stores.

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04:32
Mobile apps becoming more popular with small...

Will mobile apps that are cheaper and easier to develop convince more small businesses to have them? Not necessarily, according to a new survey by Clutch (https://clutch.co), an app development research firm.

While nearly 50% of small businesses indicate they plan to have a mobile app within the next few years, over 30% still have no intention to do so. Industry experts, however, say that attitude will likely change as more small businesses watch the trend of mobile app adoption grow and are forced to have an app in order to stay competitive.

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04:30
Help celebrate Earth Day with the Homeselfe app for...

This Earth Day, Friday, April 22, Homeselfe is providing a tool for families across the U.S. to get involved in making a difference for our planet and our future. The HomeSelfe app is a free download at the Apple App store.

The DIY home energy saving app is designed to help homeowners reduce their utility bills, energy consumption and environmental impact. It provides a path to an energy efficient home with a personalized money saving plan, available rebates, and access to local qualified contractors.

Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which day events worldwide are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970, and is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network, and celebrated in more than 193 countries each year.

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04:26
Kool Tools: DPP-255 high speed printer

Infinite Peripherals’ DPP-255 mobile printer (http://tinyurl.com/zrlmsho) is a high-speed receipt and label printer. This MFi-certified compact unit has a print speed of 100mm/s, and supports iOS, Android and Windows.

Among the fastest mobile printers in its class, the $299 DPP-255 supports the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, along with devices running Android and Windows. The printer helps retail and entertainment environments with rapid line-busting and ticketing, and is ideal for mobile POS receipts, coupons and labels.

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04:20
Apple’s iBooks Store and iTunes Movies shut down by...

A Chinese regulator is said to have ordered Apple to shut down its iBooks Store and iTunes Movies only six months after the services were launched in the country.

The action against Apple in a country, which it rates as its second largest market by revenue after the U.S., came from the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television, reported The New York Times, quoting two persons who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

U.S. tech companies have been under pressure to comply with Chinese Internet regulations and censorship, with some Internet services like Facebook and Twitter blocked in the country.

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04:18
Apple drops price of iPhone SE, iPhone 6s and iPhone...

Apple has cut the price of its iPhone lineup in Japan including the brand-new iPhone SE, by approximately 10% across the board. The price drop can be seen online on Apple’s Japanese storefront, via Macotakara.

A 16 GB iPhone SE was selling for 52800 yen (483 dollars). The new price from today is 47800 yen (437), representing an approximate $50 saving in dollar terms. Full list of price changes after the jump …

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04:00
Fashion Friday: the Macworld Expo 2009 T-shirt

Over the years, I’ve collected lots of nifty T-shirts from trade shows I’ve covered — mainly the late, lamented Macworld Expos held in Boston, San Francisco, New York, Tokyo, and Paris. Over the next few weeks I’ll be “modeling” some of the items in my collection.

This time around I’m pictured wearing my tee from the Macworld Conference & Expo 2009. Held from Jan. 5-9 in San Francisco, it was one of the more disappointing of the expos.

Apple has already announced that the 2009 conference would be the last in which the company would participate. The conference's keynote address was delivered by Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Product Marketing, not Steve Jobs, as has been the custom for the past 10 years. The CEO had issued a press release stating that the reasons for his absence were health-related, specifically citing a hormone imbalance. It was an omen, I guess, of things to come.

At Macworld 2009, Apple announced the release of iLife '09...

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03:58
Snapchat update now lets you face swap with photos...

An update to Snapchat app today expands on the popular Face Swap feature in a big way. You can now use the face swap effect with pictures taken or downloaded into your Camera Roll. Until now, two people had to be side-by-side in the same photo to Face Swap.

Now, anyone can face swap with any face detected in their iPhone photo library. This opens up some new ‘creative opportunities’, as pictured above, as the face does not have to be in the real world.

Here’s how to activate the new Snapchat feature …

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03:51
External Link: The Colorful Future of Displays

Developer Craig Hockenberry argues that since displays are now essentially free of visible pixels, the next frontier is in expanding the number of onscreen colors. For years, computers have supported the sRGB color profile, but the late-2015 iMac and the 9.7-inch iPad Pro support the newer DCI-P3 standard, which displays a wider range of color and is now standard in filmmaking. If you have one of those Apple products, Hockenberry has made a tool to see the difference between sRGB and DCI-P3, with photos by our own Jeff Carlson as examples. However, Hockenberry warns that this transition will make things more complicated for developers, and he advises them to start reading up on how to use color profiles.

 

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02:53
As Promised, China begins Crack Down on Apple over...

Days after we learned that China demanded to have Apple's iOS Source Code but was denied, we learn that China's regulatory body known as the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television abruptly shut down Apple's iBooks Store and iTunes Movies.

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02:25
Wozniak: Apple should pay 50% tax, the same as I do

In an interview with the BBC on national British radio, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak said that he believes Apple should pay 50% tax, along with all other companies. He said he doesn’t like the distinction of different rules between corporations and individuals.

Today, although Apple has never been found to evade tax or conduct illegal practices, it does not pay at top-rate tax, using a variety of financial engineering schemes to redirect profits elsewhere, such as Ireland, with significantly lower tax requirements.

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Thursday April 21

22:38
The whirlwind Download Festival Title 3.5GB single...

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21:34
Apple touts eco-friendly data centers in new Earth...

In commemoration of Earth Day, Apple on Thursday released an advertisement showcasing the company's efforts to reduce carbon emissions, concentrating specifically on its green data centers.

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21:14
Apple Shares New Ad Explaining How iMessages are...

Apple has released a brand new ad called "Renewable Energy," which takes place entirely within the Messages app. The ad is focused on explaining how 100% renewable energy at Apple's data centers enables users to send and enjoy iMessages to and from friends.

The ad argues that since the tech behind iMessages is renewable and environmentally friendly, users are showing Earth "some love" by using the service. The ad ends with Apple's green-stemmed Earth Day logo and arrives just in time for Earth Day, which is April 22.

In 2013, Apple announced that its data centers were using 100% renewable energy. Worldwide, 93% of Apple's facilities run on renewable energy. Its new headquarters, Apple Campus 2, will also run on 100% renewable energy.

Apple is celebrating...

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21:03
Report: Apple’s iBooks and iTunes Movies in China...

Last week, users in China mysteriously saw the iTunes Movies store and iBooks store shut down. At the time, it was unclear why the services went down, but now, the New York Times reports that the two stores were ordered to shut down by the Chinese State Administration of Press, Publication, Film, and Television.

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20:51
Apple rings in Earth Day with video highlighting...

Tomorrow is officially Earth Day and while it has already revealed some of its efforts, Apple this evening has uploaded a new video to its YouTube channel highlighting its green initiatives. The ad, entitled “iMessage – Renewable Energy,” highlights the company’s renewable energy efforts and encourages every one to “show some love for the earth.”

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20:10
Report: iTunes Movies and iBooks Stores in China...

Last week, the iTunes Movies and iBooks stores mysteriously went down in China. A new New York Times report says the stores were forced down by the Chinese State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television.

Initially, Apple apparently had the government’s approval to introduce the services. But then a regulator, the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television, asserted its authority and demanded the closings, according to two people who spoke on the condition of anonymity.An Apple spokeswoman said the company "hoped to make books and movies available again to our customers in China as soon as possible." The store closures come six months after they...

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19:03
Apple's iTunes Movies and iBooks Store...

Following the mysterious shutdown of two major Apple internet services in China last week, a report on Thursday claims the closure was mandated by a state agency in an apparent attempt to control content distribution.

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18:40
Laugh or Cry: The Woz Tells the BBC that Apple...

The Woz was interviewed in length by the BBC earlier today and on one hand he sided with Apple in respect to the encryption battle. But when it came to Apple and taxes ...

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17:41
Streaming Comcast on TV may become a reality

Dan Moren:

But. My chief frustration—and what keeps me from using more of the service’s functionality—is that the only way to get at the features is via my computer or iOS apps. I can’t stream any of this content where I watch most things: my TV.

That may be changing, though.

I read Dan’s piece with a lot of interest. This could be a great app for a lot of people on Apple TV. Comcast seems to want to do something to get the FCC off its back, and this could be it.

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17:32
On paid App Store search

Marco Arment:

While a good search-ad system could benefit the App Store, customers, and many of us, nothing in Apple’s track record suggests that they’re willing or able to do this well.

But a bad search-ad system, on top of bad search, will only further damage the App Store, funnel more of our already slim margins back into Apple like a massive regressive tax, and erode customers’ confidence in installing new apps.

I’ll be honest: I can’t imagine a scenario where this would go well.

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17:17
Apple partners w/ the Red Cross to accept donations...

Following the devastating earthquakes that have hit Japan and Ecuador over recent days, Apple has opened a donations page in iTunes to support relief efforts in both areas. The company, as it has done in the past, is partnering with the American Red Cross for the donations and is accepting donations in $5, $10, $25, $50, $100, and $200 denominations.

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17:16
iTunes Store Accepting Donations to Support...

Apple today added banners to the iTunes and App Stores allowing customers to donate to the American Red Cross in support of people affected by the earthquakes that hit Ecuador and Japan last week.

Donations made through iTunes and the App Store can be placed using credit cards already on file with Apple, making the donation process simple. Customers are able to donate $5, $10, $25, $50, $100, or $200 to relief efforts. 100% of all donations made through iTunes will be given to the American Red Cross. [Direct Link to Donations]

48 people have died in Japan and thousands more were injured after magnitude 6.2 and 7.0 earthquakes hit southwest Japan on April 14 and 16, causing severe damage in the Kumamoto and Ōita prefectures. More than 140 aftershocks have also affected the region.

In Ecuador, a magnitude 7.8...

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17:14
Solar plane is heading for Silicon Valley

The remarkable Solar Impulse 2 aircraft has resumed its round-the-world flight attempt and took off from Hawaii on Thursday for Silicon Valley.

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17:12
Acer's new tablet, gaming PCs pack power

Acer unveiled a new tablet PC, gaming laptop and gaming desktop in New York on Thursday.

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17:07
Apple Store app's 3D Touch support expanded...

In an update to its official Apple Store app on Thursday, Apple rolled out support for Peek and Pop 3D Touch gestures, a feature that lets users seamlessly preview products, images and other in-app assets.

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16:37
Gadget Ogling: A 360-Degree Cam, a Leveled-Up Kindle...


At its F8 developer conference, Facebook announced it was opening up its live streaming API to allow anyone using practically any camera capable of streaming live video to do so over its network. Aligned with that, the company also unveiled its latest push into hardware -- an open source 360-degree camera. Bearing 17 cameras and Web-based software to render footage in 360-degrees, Facebook Surround 360 is more of a design than a commercial product. It would cost around $30,000 to build one as is, Facebook said.

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16:32
Apple's iTunes reopens American Red Cross...

After a pair of massive earthquakes rocked Japan and Ecuador last week, and the threat of aftershocks still present, Apple on Thursday reactivated its iTunes donation system to support American Red Cross relief efforts in the regions.

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16:24
Apple infighting

The paywalled report claims that the fighting is holding back Apple from fixing “technical problems that have plagued iCloud and iTunes,” while at least one key engineering manager is said to have departed the company over the ongoing conflict.

Political infighting is the worst.

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16:23
Microsoft ends Xbox 360 production

Microsoft is ending production of the Xbox 360 games console after 10 years, but owners will continue to enjoy online services and thousands of games.

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16:16
Apple moves earnings call to April 26

FY 16 Second Quarter Results Apple’s second quarter earnings announcement has been rescheduled to Tuesday, April 26, at 2:00 p.m. PT/5:00 p.m. ET out of respect for the friends and family of Bill Campbell, whose memorial service will be held Monday. Apple executives and employees will be attending the service to remember Bill and his many years of friendship and service to the Apple community.

Very classy.

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16:08
The App Store and Retail Co-op

Marco Arment has a good piece today on last week’s Bloomberg report about a “Google-like” (Bloomberg’s description) paid search results program.

I’ve been meaning to write more about this. Perhaps comparisons to Google search are a red herring, and the right comparison is to Amazon, and retail co-op. Pay for placement, just like in grocery stores. Amazon has done this forever, and in the markets where they’re dominant (like books) they really turn the screws on manufacturers and publishers with the co-op fees. Think of search terms as being like the aisles in a grocery store, and...

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15:56
Apple Store app for iOS updated with peek and pop...

Apple today has pushed an update to the official Apple Store app for iOS that includes a couple of notable enhancements and bumps the app to version 3.7. Most notably, todays’ update expands the capabilities of 3D Touch within the app.

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15:54
PCWorld Show Episode 13: Big Intel layoffs, rose-...

Jon, Melissa and Gordon discuss the meaning of the hottest tech news this week, from big changes at Intel to disappointingly small changes to the 12-inch MacBook.

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15:24
Insurance Industry Buzzes Over Data Breach Ruling


If the rash of data breaches in recent months has done anything for businesses, it's raised their awareness of cyber liability insurance. The market for cyber liability insurance is expected to increase dramatically as businesses become more aware that their current policies don't adequately cover cyber-risks, according to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. However, a three-judge federal appeals panel last week threw into question just how inadequately existing insurance products cover cyber-risks.

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15:12
Apple honors Prince on Twitter, Tidal takes...

Apple and Beats executives tweeted messages in tribute of legendary musician Prince, who passed away on Thursday, while Tidal took the opportunity to advertise its exclusive streaming rights to the musician's catalog.

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15:00
AWT News Update: April 21, 2016

Today's indirect Apple news is brought to you by the FBI, Griffin Technology, and Walmart... You'll know what we mean by indirect when you listen to the stories we have for you today.

  • That worthless FBI iPhone hack cost a lot of money...
  • Griffin's coming out with a new accessory on Monday that owners of the 12-inch MacBook will appreciate
  • Walmart updates its app to make contactless payments, but doesn't have all the necessary pieces in place to make it work

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Hi, I’m Steve Sande from Apple World Today, and this is the AWT News Update for April 21, 2016.

This first story is from the “Your tax dollars at work” department. FBI director James Comey was speaking at...

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14:45
∞ MacBook reviews like this piss me off

Reviews in the tech industry are hit or miss at best—we can all agree on that. Sometimes a review comes out that I just don’t get at all. Mashable’s review of the latest MacBook is one such review for me.

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14:43
FBI Paid More Than $1 Million For San Bernardino...

An anonymous reader writes: FBI Director James Comey has indicated the bureau paid more than $1 million for the method used to hack into the iPhone 5c belonging to one of the San Bernadino shooters. How did he allude to it? He said the FBI paid more money than he would make in the time left as FBI director. He makes just under $200,000 a year based on public files and has over seven years left on his term. "How much did you pay for this software?" Comey was asked. "A lot," he said. "More -- let's see. More than I will make in the remainder of this job, which is seven years and four months, for sure," Comey said. "And so it's a -- but it was in my view, worth it, because it's a tool that helps us with a 5c running iOS 9, which is a bit of a corner case, increasingly as the devices develop and move on to the 6 and 6s and whatnot and iOS's change, but I think it's very, very important that we get into that device." Comey said.

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13:34
The FBI paid more than $1 million to hack the San...

In the San Bernardino case, it turned out that the FBI didn’t actually need Apple’s help to access the data in shooter Syed Rizwan Farook’s iPhone 5c. But if Apple had helped, it certainly would have been cheaper.

Speaking at a security conference in London, FBI Director James Comey was asked how much the bureau paid the third-party gray-hat hackers for the tool that broke into the iPhone. “A lot, more than I will make in the remainder of this job, which is seven years and four months, for sure. But it was in my view worth it.”

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13:24
Alphabet Inc. Misses Street Expectations, Stock...

Alphabet shares fell in Thursday after-hours trade after the company reported earnings and revenue that fell short of analyst expectations.

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13:22
Apple's iCloud problems are reportedly due to...

As iPhone sales growth slows, Apple has pointed to software and services like Apple Music, Apple Pay, and iCloud as strong revenue generators. But the company’s quest to turn its cloud services into the next big thing has been sabotaged by internal conflicts, The Information reported on Thursday.

The problem: Apple needs to develop new infrastructure to make iCloud and iTunes more reliable. Anyone who has been prompted to enter their Apple ID and password over and over again for no reason can attest to the need for a back-end overhaul. But the company reportedly has two engineering teams on the project who just can’t seem to get along. One is the group that worked on the platform that powers Siri, which Apple decided to expand to other...

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13:20
FBI paid over $1.34M for hack into San Bernardino...

The FBI paid more than $1.34 million to hack into the iPhone 5c of dead San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook, agency director James Comey admitted on Thursday.

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13:00
News: Report: FBI paid more than $1.3M to break into...

The FBI appears to have paid more than $1.3 million for the technique used to break into the iPhone 5c of the San Bernardino terrorist, Reuters reports. When asked how much the purchase cost the agency, FBI director James Comey said, “More than I will make in the remainder of this job, which is seven years and four months for sure.” Using figures from the FBI and U.S. Office of Management and Budget, Reuters determined Comey will make…

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12:54
Time offers glowing profile of Apple CEO Tim Cook in...

Time Magazine on Thursday published the 2016 edition of its annual 100 Most Influential People list, once again including Apple CEO Tim Cook among its chosen politicians, artists, celebrities, and corporate executives.

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12:44
Griffin's BreakSafe Magnetic USB-C Power Cable...

Apple’s MagSafe connector has saved literally millions of laptops from destructions caused by tripping over one’s power cord. But with the introduction of USB-C on new MacBooks, this safety feature is absent. Griffin's new $39.99 BreakSafe brings the safety and convenience back ...

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12:18
Opinion: How iPhone SE is tempting me to actually...

From iPhone 4 and beyond, I’ve never skipped out on buying a flagship iPhone. The white AT&T iPhone 4 in May 2011 was my first model, then iPhone 4s in November a month after its launch. Starting with iPhone 5, I’ve bought every flagship iPhone on day one (even camping out in line overnight at least twice). I pre-ordered the off-cycle release iPhone SE last month and switched from the top-of-the-line iPhone 6s Plus. I fully reserve the right to change my mind between now and September, but my experience with the iPhone SE so far and the current crop of iPhone 7 rumors has me thinking I just might hop off the upgrade train for the first time. Here’s why:

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12:15
FBI director suggests agency paid well over $1...

Speaking to a security conference in London today, FBI director James Comey suggested that the agency paid more than $1 million for the iPhone 5c exploit used to unlock the San Bernardino shooter’s device last month. NBC News reports that Comey didn’t explicitly reveal the price of the hack, but instead hinted at its price based on his salary:

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12:02
FBI Paid Upwards of $1.3 Million to Unlock San...

United States Federal Bureau of Investigations Director James Comey today gave some hints on how much the agency paid to access the iPhone of San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook, suggesting a sum upwards of $1.3 million.

According to Reuters, Comey said the FBI paid an amount exceeding what he will make in the next seven years and four months as director of the FBI. Comey's annual salary is at $183,300, and without raises or bonuses, will result in earnings of $1.34 million.

Speaking at the Aspen Security Forum in London, Comey was asked by a moderator how much the FBI paid for the software that eventually broke into the iPhone.

"A lot. More than I will make in the remainder of this job, which is seven years and four months for sure," Comey said. "But it was, in my view, worth it."According...

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11:56
News: Report: ‘Political infighting’ slowing iCloud...

Apple’s efforts to fix certain technical problems with iCloud and iTunes have been hampered by “political infighting” among two engineering teams in the company, The Information reports. One manager has already resigned from Apple, with more departures “expected soon.” Apple reportedly wishes to take the cloud infrastructure used in Siri and bring it to more of its services, some of which are within the realm of the iCloud…

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11:51
The FBI Reportedly Paid More than $1.34 Million to...

Yesterday we reported that the unlocked iPhone 5c confirmed that no other conspirators were involved in San Bernardino's terrorist attack. Today we learned that it cost the FBI more than $1.34 million to break into the iPhone.

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11:40
Apple releases iOS 9.3.2 + OS X 10.11.5 public beta 2

Apple has just released the latest public builds of its iOS 9.3.2 and OS X 10.11.5 updates out to beta testers. Both platforms saw developer builds released yesterday, with small bug fixes noted in the release notes. Most interesting to note is that Apple once again has allowed a combination of Low Power Mode and Night Shift to be enabled simultaneously on iOS devices.

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11:35
Apple's New 12-Inch MacBook Now Widely...

Following the launch of the new 12-inch Retina MacBook earlier this week, Apple Stores in the U.S., Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Spain, U.K. and other countries have begun receiving limited stock of the notebook to set up as display models and to fulfill in-store purchases.

Apple today reenabled its web-based Personal Pickup tool for the 12-inch MacBook, and the availability checker shows that select models are currently in stock at select Apple Stores in or near major U.S. cities, including Boston, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, and Washington D.C.

Outside of the U.S., the 12-inch MacBook is also available in or within the surrounding metropolitan area of a number of major international...

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11:34
iOS 9 climbs to 84% adoption, Apple ramps iOS 10...

Although Apple usually updates its iOS adoption statistics on a fortnightly basis, the company had strangely stopped updating its iOS chart last month. As iOS 9 growth appeared to have stalled, perhaps the numbers simply didn’t change significantly in that time. However, this week Apple has updated the chart with a significant jump, now reporting iOS 9 was seen on 84% of active devices as of April 18th. With iOS 10 set to be announced in June (and internal testing gradually ramping — see below), it appears iOS 9 will end up peaking around the 90% adoption mark in line with previous versions.

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11:23
Apple CEO Tim Cook Named to TIME's Annual List...

Apple CEO Tim Cook was once again named one of "the 100 most influential people" by TIME magazine in its annual list recognizing individuals who have made a major impact on the world. Tim Cook is recognized as a "Titan" alongside people like Yuri Milner, Binny and Sachin Bansal, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Wang Jianlin, and Pope Francis.

Each person included on TIME's list is featured alongside an essay written by an associate, with Cook's 2016 note penned by Disney CEO Bob Iger.

Apple is known for elegant, innovative products that change the world by transforming how we connect, create and communicate, as well as how we work, think and act. Its continued success requires a leader of great courage and character who demands excellence, upholds the highest ethical...

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11:22
Qualcomm CEO hints Apple will switch to Intel for...

Bloomberg reports that Qualcomm shares have dropped after the company’s CEO hinted that its biggest customer could switch to a rival supplier for future orders. Reading between the lines, the speculation is that its biggest customer is Apple (Samsung is the only other company close to holding that title) and that a switch to Qualcomm’s rival means Apple’s is considering Intel for LTE modem chips in the iPhone 7:

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11:11
Viber Goes the Encryption Route


Viber on Tuesday announced that it has begun rolling out end-to-end encryption across all devices for the 711 million users of its messaging app. Users have to download Viber version 6.0 or higher. The app offers stronger security in every voice or video call, message, video and photo, in both group and one-on-one messages, the company said. In addition, Viber launched Hidden Chats, a feature that lets users hide specific chats from the main screen so only they know those chats exist. Hidden Chats can be accessed only by using a four-digit PIN.

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11:00
tvOS 9.2.1 beta 2 (13Y763c) Now Available

tvOS 9.2.1 beta 2 (13Y763c) Now Available

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