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Tuesday June 23

12:53
News: Google Play Music adds free, ad-supported...

Google has announced the launch of a free, ad-supported streaming radio tier to Google Play Music, allowing users to listen to any of the service’s curated streaming radio stations without needing to pay for a subscription. Google Play Music has offered a free tier for some time that allows users to upload up to 50,000 of their own tracks and stream them from Google’s cloud, however listening to anything the user hadn’t specifically…

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12:36
Review: blueLounge’s Posto is the handsome headphone...

When the iPod was surging, full-sized headphones were flailing. For decades, big “cans” were the only proper way to quietly listen to the massive audio players stored in home A/V cabinets. But by 2006, portable audio devices were king, and their pocketable little white earbuds were everywhere. Then Beats by Dre came along and convinced people that big headphones were worth buying again, even for portable media players. Beats’ signature Studio headphones aren’t as easy to carry around as little earbuds, but as their growing popularity demonstrates, people haven’t seemed to mind.

blueLounge’s new Posto ($20) is the latest in a series of “big headphone” stands made by Apple...

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12:36
iOS 9 can automatically delete, reinstall apps to...

The second beta of Apple's next-generation mobile operating system revealed a new feature that went undiscovered until now -- the ability to automatically delete apps to clear space for the update, then reinstall them once the upgrade is complete.

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12:30
The Week in Mac Apps: From Mars, with love

From Mars, with love

This week’s roundup of new Mac apps brings you a way to brighten up your living space, a program that makes your desktop bloom, and another one that makes sure you will never, ever lose another piece of data again—well, probably.

Kitchen Design 5D 1.0.3

Ah, summer—the perfect time for home owners to start looking around for a renovation project that will keep us busy.

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12:29
iOS 9 Beta 2 Tidbits: iPad Keyboard Tweaks, New...

Apple today released the second beta of iOS 9, introducing a number of performance improvements, feature updates, and bug fixes to the beta software that was first seeded to developers on June 8.

iOS 9 beta 2 includes several minor design tweaks and feature updates that have been introduced as Apple works to refine the software ahead of its public release this fall. With the changes, the beta is already feeling faster and more polished, with a much improved search function. We've gathered up a full list of the minor changes we've found in iOS 9 beta 2 below.

Podcasts - The Podcasts has a newly updated icon that's bolder. The layout of the app has also been updated slightly, changing the position of some of the download buttons.

Handoff - Handoff is again being displayed in the...

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11:53
iOS 9 can delete and automatically re-download apps...

iOS 9 is implementing some changes to make things easier on owners of 8GB and 16GB iPhones and iPads. We've already taken a look at App Thinning, a collection of technologies that will reduce the amount of space downloaded apps take up. And Apple also says it has reduced the amount of free space needed to install OTA software updates—the main iOS 9 update needs about 1.3GB, compared to 4.6GB for iOS 8.0.

Today, the company sent out its first update for the iOS 9 developer beta, and iOS developer Kaleb Butt noticed yet another feature—if you don't have the required free space, the operating system will offer to delete apps to make room for the update. It will then automatically re-download them when the update is complete.

Deleting an app from your...

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11:38
Apple releases new developer betas of iOS 9, watchOS...

Developers got their talented hands on the betas of OS X El Capitan, iOS 9, and watchOS 2 a couple weeks back at WWDC. On Tuesday, Apple released second version of all three of those developer betas.

To get developer betas, you need to be part of Apple’s Developer Program, which is now just one program—formerly, devs had to register separately for OS X and iOS.

Developers who already have the first beta of iOS 9 installed can upgrade over the air, or download it from Apple’s Developer Resources. The OS X El Capitan beta is available in the Mac App Store, on machines already running the first beta, or from the Mac Developer Center.

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11:30
A happy day for developers: Apple releases a slew of...

Developers who are working on future versions of their apps for iOS, Mac OS X and watchOS got a nice gift from Apple today, with the latest betas of each of the major operating systems being made available for download.

First up was the second beta version of watchOS 2. However, the beta was pulled for unknown reasons a few hours later...

Next came the second beta (version 13A4280e) of iOS 9. It's available as an OTA (over-the-air) update to anyone who has the first beta installed on their iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. The release notes say that the update fixes problems with the first beta, providing better AirPlay connectivity. Restoring from an iOS 9 backup is now speedier, Mail doesn't crash when you try to print a message, and third-party keyboards work in search results. The update also fixes an issue in which it was impossible to change a password in the Family section of iCloud Settings.

This doesn't mean iOS 9 is ready for business, though -- there are...

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11:25
Instagram iPhone app adds revamped Explore tab w/...

Instagram is rolling out an update today for its iPhone app bringing two major new features, including a redesigned Explore tab and improved search functionality. The company said the updates will “help connect our community to the world as it happens,” or in other words, a more real-time experience thanks to new trending Tags and Places within the Explore tab. 

With more than 70 million photos and videos posted to Instagram every day, wherever something is happening, chances are you can see it here. Whether it’s behind the scenes at the NBA Finals, on the runway with the latest fashion trend at a favorite club with a local band, people are capturing moments large and small on Instagram. But, until now, there’s...

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11:23
iOS 9 Includes New Auto App Delete/Reinstall Feature...

Developers who are installing the second beta of iOS 9 have discovered a highly useful iOS 9 space management feature, which will help users who have little space on their devices install major operating system updates.

When attempting to install iOS 9 on a device with insufficient space, there's a popup that offers to temporarily delete some apps in order to make room for the update. Apps that are deleted are then reinstalled and replaced after the operating system update is completed.

With iOS 8, many users with 16GB devices were disappointed with the large installation size of the operating system. As it was over 4GB, few users with 16GB devices had the space for the update, which may be one of the main reasons that iOS 8 installation rates were slow for several months following...

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11:22
iOS 9 allows users to temporarily delete apps to...

A new iOS 9 feature added in beta 1 was only discovered when users attempted to update to beta 2 earlier today. This new feature will allow the operating system to intelligently delete applications if you don’t have enough free space to perform a software update. Once the update is complete, the apps will automatically be reinstalled and your data will remain intact.

Well this is new. http://t.co/BQKMDn5D6c


Kaleb Butt (@Kaleb_Butt) June 23, 2015

The feature is designed to accompany another iOS 9 tweak that was announced during the...

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11:15
Use AssistiveTouch on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod...

If you have trouble performing some of the gestures on your device, like a pinch or multi-finger swipe, AssistiveTouch can help.

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11:12
Instagram makes it easier to discover trending events

On average, 70 million photos and videos get posted on Instagram every day. In this sea of filtered selfies, Instagram is now trying a new way to surface the most captivating photos with an upgraded discovery feature.

The Facebook-owned photo-sharing app announced on Tuesday that it has “reimagined” its Explore page to showcase events, places, and hashtags that are trending in real time, either nearby or across the globe. 

“This is our North Star—what we’ve been shooting for all along,” Instagram cofounder and CEO Kevin Systrom told Wired. “It’s a real-time visual pulse for what is happening in the world.”

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10:58
Google Calendar for iPhone adds Drive integration,...



Google Calendar is out with an improved version for the iPhone today with version 1.1. The list of changes is short but the improvements should be welcome.

The update includes integration with Google Drive so users can connect files with events on your calendar. Interactive notifications now include the ability to open directions from alerts or respond to guests via email. Finally, users can now see week numbers next to the calendar and more entries using the week view.

Google Calendar for iPhone is available for...

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10:57
Sony Meets Microsoft in Game Console Muscle Match


Beefed up and slimmed down, the new 1TB PlayStation 4 Ultimate Player Edition is scheduled to arrive in Japan before this month concludes and then launch in the UK in the middle of July, Sony announced on Sunday. The revised console, bearing twice the storage capacity of its predecessor, will arrive in the U.S. somewhere inside of the two weeks that follow its July 15 launch in the UK. Along with doubling the storage capacity of the original PlayStation 4, the Ultimate Player Edition is 10 percent lighter and uses about 8 percent less power.

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10:27
News: Apple releases second iOS 9, watchOS 2 betas...

Apple has released second betas of iOS 9 and watchOS 2 to developers, continuing the beta cycle for its next-generation mobile operating systems announced at WWDC for the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and the Apple Watch. Featuring a build number of 13A4280e, the second iOS 9 beta features a number of under-the-hood improvements from the first beta, focusing on improving the stability and reliability of the new features in the operating system. The latest…

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10:15
Billboard interviews Eddie Van Halen

This is just fascinating. I love EVH and what he’s done for guitar players over the years. This is definitely a must read.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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10:03
Apple releases OS X 10.11 El Capitan beta 2 to...

In addition to new seeds for its mobile platforms, Apple has released the second Developer Preview of the upcoming OS X El Capitan for Macs. The update is available via Software Update in the Mac App Store. Similarly to iOS 9, El Capitan brings many under-the-hood enhancements in addition to new features like a split-screen mode for core applications, a new Notes app, and an enhanced Mission Control view. New changes and fixes in the second preview have already been discovered and are included in updates below. El Capitan will ship to all users in the fall following a public beta release in July.

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10:02
Google Announces a Freemium Music Service ahead of...

Late last month during Google's developer conference they announced that "Google Photos" would be made available to iOS users free with Unlimited Storage. Apple's CEO struck back against Google's recent move by stating that "We believe the customer should be in control of their own information ...

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10:02
Apple Seeds Second OS X 10.11 El Capitan Beta to...

Apple today released the second beta of OS X 10.11 El Capitan to developers for testing purposes, just over two weeks after unveiling the new operating system at its 2015 Worldwide Developers Conference. Any new changes found in the second El Capitan beta will be detailed below.

The update, build 15A204h, is available through the software update mechanism in the Mac App Store and through the Apple Developer Center. Apple has also released OS X Server 5.0 beta 2.

OS X El Capitan largely builds on the features introduced with OS X Yosemite, focusing on improving performance and user experience. Behind-the-scenes improvements in El Capitan have made a number of apps and processes on the Mac much faster, and the introduction of Metal makes system-level graphics rendering 40 percent more efficient.

Along with a new systemwide font, El Capitan includes a...

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10:00
Apple Seeds Second iOS 9 Beta to Developers

Apple today released the second beta of iOS 9 to developers for testing purposes, just over two weeks after unveiling the new operating system at its 2015 Worldwide Developers Conference. Changes that are new to iOS 9 beta 2 are covered in our iOS 9 beta 2 tidbits post.

The update, build 13A4280e, is available as an over-the-air update and it is also available for download through the Apple Developer Center. Apple has also released Xcode 7 beta 2.

According to the iOS 9 beta 2 release notes, today's update includes fixes for many bugs and problems that were present in the first beta. AirPlay connectivity is improved, changing a password in the Family section of iCloud Settings now works, restoring from a backup created in iOS 9 is faster, Mail no longer crashes when trying to print a message,...

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10:00
Xcode 7 beta 2 Now Available

Xcode 7 beta 2 Now Available

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10:00
Xcode 7 beta 2 Now Available

Xcode 7 beta 2 Now Available

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10:00
iOS 9 beta 2 Now Available

iOS 9 beta 2 Now Available

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10:00
iOS 9 beta 2 Now Available

iOS 9 beta 2 Now Available

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10:00
OS X El Capitan 10.11 beta 2 Now Available

OS X El Capitan 10.11 beta 2 Now Available

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10:00
OS X El Capitan 10.11 beta 2 Now Available

OS X El Capitan 10.11 beta 2 Now Available

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09:58
Maintain serves up Cocktail 8.5 (Yosemite Edition)

Maintain has served up Cocktail 8.5 (Yosemite Edition), the latest maintenance update for users running OS X Yosemite.

Cocktail is a general purpose utility for OS X that lets users clean, repair and optimize their Macs. Version 8.5 adds compatibility with OS X 10.10.4, QuarkXPress 11, Microsoft Office 2016 Preview and the latest versions of supported web browsers. It also contains other improvements and bug fixes.

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09:53
Apple Seeds Second WatchOS 2 Beta to Developers

Apple today seeded the second watchOS 2 beta to developers, just over two weeks after announcing the new operating system update at its Worldwide Developers Conference.

watchOS 2 requires iOS 9 and can be downloaded over-the-air through the Apple Watch app on the iPhone by going to General --> Software Update.

watchOS 2 is the first major update to watchOS, the software that runs on the Apple Watch. The new software brings many new features that Apple Watch developers can take advantage of, including native apps that run on the Apple Watch itself instead of the iPhone.

It also allows developers to access the Taptic Engine and a number of other sensors in the Apple Watch, including the heart rate monitor, the microphone, and the accelerometer.

Along with these features for developers, which will lead to much more complex and full-featured third-party Apple Watch apps,...

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09:52
Hasten app designed to reduce lags for Mac gamers

If you've played games online you may have suffered from lags and kicks. Hasten (http://www.nspira.com/hasten) is a new, US$5.99 status bar app for Mac OS X designed to reduce your latency to remote servers.

This helps to reduce your lag when playing online games and improve your performance by providing a smoother connection to the server. Hasten does this by optimizing your network performance to send vital data more quickly to the remote server, according to the app developers at Nspira.

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09:45
Use Digital Touch

With Digital Touch, you can send sketches, taps, or even your heartbeat to your friend's Apple Watch. 

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09:41
Google Music Gains Free Ad-Supported Radio Tier in U...

Google today announced that it's adding a free tier to its Google Music subscription service, just a week ahead of the launch of Apple Music. Apple Music doesn't include a free listening tier, but it is accompanied by a free ad-supported radio service that provides users with a way to access music without shelling out cash.

Google's free listening tier is built around Songza, the radio-based streaming service that Google purchased last July. It includes curated radio stations and playlists, which Google describes as human-curated and crafted "song by song" for moods and activities like working out or driving. It's currently available in the United States and rolling out to Android and iOS devices this week.

At any moment in your day, Google Play Music has whatever you need music for--from working, to working out, to working it on the dance...

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09:15
Apple becomes “Promoter Member” of Bluetooth SIG

Bluetooth Special Interest Group:

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) announced today that Apple, Inc. has become a Promoter member of the Bluetooth SIG. Promoter members are the sole voting class on Bluetooth SIG corporate matters and hold a continual seat on the SIG Board of Directors.

Current Promoter members Ericsson, Intel, Lenovo, Microsoft, Nokia, and Toshiba unanimously welcomed Apple to the highest membership level of the organization.

As the press release states, Apple has been a member of the group for years. This new status obviously means they will have more of a say over the future of Bluetooth.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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09:03
Magic Flowers app brings timelapse flowers to the Mac

Moving Art, in collaboration with Magic Window, has introduced Magic Flowers 1.0 (movingart.com/magicflowers), an app exclusively for Mac OS X.

Captured by the "master of timelapse," Louie Schwartzberg, Magic Flowers delivers slow-moving timelapse flowers to be used as wallpapers and screen savers. It includes 42 moving flower wallpapers; 22 are built into the app and 20 are downloaded after you install the app.

Magic Flowers is compatible with OS X 10.9 or later. It costs US$4.99 and is available at the Mac App Store.

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09:00
Get the facts—Microsoft Cloud Trust and Security...

Join us for our virtual event series, live from the Microsoft Technology Center to learn about cloud services.

The choice to use any cloud service for business critical services requires not just thorough due diligence and proper evaluation—it comes down to trust. Trust is essential in any healthy partnership and we know that trust must be earned. With that in mind, the U.S. Microsoft Technology Center created, “The Trusted Cloud” webcast series that provides you with an in-depth understanding of Office 365, directly from the subject matter experts, so you have the information and insight to trust.

Join us for the following four live webcasts:

How...

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09:00
Teachers, create your OneNote Class Notebook from...

Last month, we announced the summer rollout of a number of top requested features for OneNote Class Notebooks, OneNote Staff Notebooks and OneNote across platforms to Office 365 customers. One of our promises was that we are making OneNote Class Notebooks more discoverable for teachers to save them time. That’s why we recently put the OneNote Class Notebook app in the My Apps page for every teacher with Office 365 Education in the U.S. and made it accessible to them via a simple link with additional resources at onenote.com/classnotebook.

Find OneNote Class Notebooks easily in Office 365 Education

We have now made OneNote Class Notebook app automatically available to all U.S. teachers with...

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08:54
Manage your Apple ID email addresses

Learn how to add, change, or delete the different types of email addresses that you can use with your Apple ID account. 
 

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08:54
Emulsion for Mac is a simpler alternative to Adobe...

Petapixel:

While Adobe provides an excellent range of products, some photographers are looking to expand their horizon with more affordable alternatives.

Emulsion is described as a 3rd party photo cataloging software designed to replace Apple’s in-house Aperture photo editing and management program.

For $50 you can pick up Emulsion, which allows non-destructive editing, metadata manipulation, photo organization, and more. A free thirty-day trial is also available for those who would like to give the software a thorough run before purchasing. Current requirements for Emulsion include Mac OS X Yosemite and 4 GB of RAM.

As the review points out, if you’re already a Lightroom user, this app isn’t any better. But, if you don’t need all the features of Lightroom, Emulsion looks like a good alternative.

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08:52
GMC, Buick announce wider array of CarPlay-...

Apple’s CarPlay feature is finding its way into more makes and models in the coming year.

General Motors has announced that select 2016 model year Buick and GMC vehicles will support CarPlay and Android Auto through the IntelliLink system, including the 2016 Buick LaCrosse and Regal and 2016 GMC Canyon, Yukon and Sierra. Buick and GMC will support CarPlay at the beginning of the model year and add Android Auto compatibility to select vehicles later in the model year.

Where the 2015 GMC models are concerned, a built-in IntelliLink screen will sync to CarPlay or Android Auto-compatible devices via USB and allow for quick access to Maps, Phone, Messages,...

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08:52
Apple wants Unwired Planet to pay $15 Million in...

Back in in 2012 we posted a report titled "Say what? Unwired Planet Sues Apple for… Well … Everything!." We apparently hit the nail on the head with that byline because last Friday Apple filed a motion against Unwired Planet ...

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08:44
Gear: Bluelounge Posto

Bluelounge’s Posto ($20) is a new three-piece headphone stand. Made of a plastic base, an aluminum center piece, and a flexible rubber top to hold your headphones of choice, Posto isn’t meant to be taken apart after initial assembly. The headphone stand comes in white or black.

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08:24
The safety truck could revolutionize road safety

Samsung:

Have you ever found yourself driving behind a semi-trailer truck? If you’re on a single-lane highway or road, it can be a nightmare. Even though the truck is driving relatively slowly, you cannot overtake it due to its size, and because you cannot see what is happening in front of the truck.

However, Samsung has developed a solution that may make this problem a thing of the past.

This is a very clever idea but likely far too expensive for most trucking companies. There’s also likely a lot of regulations that would have to be changed as well as assurances companies won’t simply use the technology to show even more advertisements to motorists stuck behind semis.

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08:20
Developer adapts Apple Watch to run Mac OS 7.5.5

I’m not sure how he did it, but developer Nick Lee managed to get Mac OS 7.5.5 running on his Apple Watch.

The developer started by updating his Apple Watch to the developer version of watchOS 2, and then ported the Mini vMac emulator so it would run on the device.

The icons are really too small to use, the screen is hard to see, but it works. And that’s all that matters.

All in all, it’s pretty damn cool.

As always, let us know what you think over in the comments.

Via...

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08:19
Flashlight Brightens Up Spotlight in Yosemite

Flashlight enhances Yosemite’s built-in Spotlight search feature to make it nearly as powerful as third-party utilities.

 

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08:08
Buick and GMC Announce CarPlay Coming to Select 2016...

General Motors today announced that select 2016 model year Buick and GMC vehicles will support CarPlay and Android Auto through the IntelliLink system, including the 2016 Buick LaCrosse and Regal and 2016 GMC Canyon, Yukon and Sierra. Buick and GMC will support CarPlay at the beginning of the model year and add Android Auto compatibility to select vehicles later in the model year.

The built-in IntelliLink screen will indicate when a CarPlay or Android Auto compatible smartphone is connected via USB, enabling quick and easy access to Maps, Phone, Messages, Music, Podcasts and third-party apps such as Spotify, Rdio, iHeartRadio, CBS Radio and MLB At Bat. CarPlay also uses Siri voice control and interfaces with your vehicle's...

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07:43
Apple now a Promoter Member of the Bluetooth SIG

Apple is now a Promoter Member of the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (https://www.bluetooth.org). Founded in 1998, it's a not-for-profit, non-stock corporation. The SIG owns the Bluetooth trademarks and oversees development of the Bluetooth standard.

The Bluetooth SIG’s main tasks are to: publish Bluetooth specifications; administer the qualification program; protect the Bluetooth trademarks; and evangelize Bluetooth wireless technology. Promoter members get voting rights on Bluetooth corporate matters and a guaranteed seat on the board of directors.

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07:42
Apple Granted 52 Patents Today Covering a Diamond...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 52 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover a tool designed to create the chamfered edges found on the iPhone 5S and the apertures found in all iPhones. Apple's second patent ...

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07:24
Cocktail 8.5 - General maintenance and optimization...

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

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



Version 8.5:

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

  • Fixed compatibility issues with Boom 2
  • Added compatibility with QuarkXPress 11 and Microsoft Office 2016 Preview
  • Added compatibility with the latest versions of supported web browsers...
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06:53
Apple is Granted Three Key Mobile Map Patents...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 52 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we briefly cover three granted patents relating to maps.

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06:30
Creative film showcases the life and death of an...

Filmmaker Paul Trillo  chronicles the life of the iPhone in a clever 7-minute video that was shot and edited on an iPhone. The video is filmed from the iPhone's point of view, starting with its birth on the factory floor in China. The adventure ends the poor device is dropped, shattering its screen. Fortunately, that's not the end of the iPhone -- it is reincarnated on the black market following a trip to the repair shop. 

[Via Gizmodo]

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06:25
News: Royalty rates for artists during Apple Music...

Apple has agreed to pay royalties during Apple Music’s three-month free trial, but The Wall Street Journal reports the royalty rate is still up for debate. The company has touted Apple Music’s 71.5 percent royalty rate as the highest in streaming music, but that rate is going to be applied to total monthly income from subscription fees. Until those payments start rolling in, there will be no subscriber income on which to base the rates.…

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06:00
News: Buick, GMC bringing CarPlay to select 2016...

Buick and GMC are the latest GM car brands to announce CarPlay availability for upcoming vehicles, GM has announced. Buick will be bringing CarPlay compatibility to the 2016 LaCrosse and Regal, while GMC’s 2016 Canyon, Sierra, and Yukon will also gain Apple’s CarPlay. Within the last month, GM has also announced CarPlay compatibility for upcoming Cadillac and Chevrolet models. Compared to Apple’s other CarPlay partners, GM appears…

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05:54
Developer ports Mac OS 7.5.5 to the Apple Watch

Using the  Mini vMac emulator, developer Nick Lee was able to run Mac OS 7.5.5 on his Apple Watch with watchOS 2.  First spotted by MacRumors, an accompanying video showcases the surprisingly snappy performance of the legacy desktop OS on the watch wearable.  

System 7 debuted in 1991, with version 7.5.5 arriving in 1996. The operating system was originally designed for Quadra and PowerBook hardware, but was transitioned to the Intel-based PowerPC during its development. 

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04:35
Apple Music free trial saga may not be over as Apple...

Just as we thought Apple’s u-turn would put an end to the controversy over its original intention to pay artists nothing during the free trial of Apple Music, a statement to the WSJ suggests that there is still time for the saga to turn into a PR nightmare.

While everyone assumed Apple would now be paying artists and publishers the...

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04:30
Kool Tools: CPPlay for Mac OS X Yosemite

YAWMOO's (http://www.yawmoo.com ) CPPlay 1.1 is a rev of the company's C and C++ interpreted environment for Mac OS X Yosemite.

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04:22
LinkOptimizer for Adobe InDesign now supports...

Zevrix Solutions has launched LinkOptimizer 4.9.45, a compatibility update to its workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign.

The software allows you to reduce the size of InDesign links and speed up processing by eliminating excess image data. It also performs image adjustments, converts file formats and helps repurpose InDesign files for web and mobile devices. The new version makes LinkOptimizer compatible with the 2015 release of InDesign CC featured as part of Adobe Creative Cloud.

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04:20
AppDelete for Mac OS X gets an user interface refresh

Reggie Ashworth (www.reggieashworth.com) has released AppDelete 4.2.1, an update to his application deletion utility for Mac OS X (10.7 or higher).

Via drag and drop, it will uninstall anything along with all of the associated items. Mac users will no longer have to hunt through their system to find and delete these items manually. AppDelete 4.2.1 is a Yosemite optimized version that includes an user interface refresh.

AppDelete 4.2.1 costs US$7.99 for a single user license. Upgrades from version 2/AppDelete Lite are $3.99. A demo is available

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04:03
Head mounted display market growing at 49% CAGR to...

The head mounted display market (HMD) will grow at a compound annual growth rate [CAGR} through 2019, according to ReportsnReports (www.reportsnreports.com).

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04:03
Head mounted display market growing at 49% CAGR to...

The head mounted display market (HMD) will grow at a compound annual growth rate [CAGR} through 2019, according to ReportsnReports (www.reportsnreports.com).

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03:59
Apple Granted 9 Design Patents Today Covering a...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of nine newly granted design patents for Apple Inc. today covering a wide range of products including an all-new design for a gaming headset.

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03:25
Apple seeks over $15M in fees from patent holdings...

A federal court motion filed last Friday reveals Apple is looking to garnish more than $15 million in attorneys' fees and costs from non-practicing patent holdings firm Unwired Planet, which engaged in a series "kitchen-sink" lawsuits targeting iOS device connectivity features.

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02:56
Apple Granted a 3D Camera Patent Focused on Time-...

Today, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially granted Apple another patent for 3D mapping related to a possible future 3D iDevice camera.

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01:07
Apple mapping patent provides seamless outdoor/...

Apple on Tuesday was awarded a patent for harnessing onboard iOS device sensors to automatically switch from one location subsystem, such as GPS and indoor wireless gateway proximation, to another seamlessly and without user interaction.

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Monday June 22

22:13
iMessage suffering from a widespread outage, many...

Update: Reports of the outage are slowing down, although it’s unclear if issues are entirely resolved. Apple has yet to update it’s status page.

It appears that Apple’s iMessage is suffering from widespread issues this evening. While Apple has yet to acknowledge the issue on its system status page, users on Twitter have been reporting issues for the past hour, so much so that iMessage is trending on the social network right now.

Users report that their iMessages are not being delivered, delivering as both an iMessage and an SMS, and being delivered more than once, even after the initial message was received and responded to. Other users report that iMessages are taking an abnormally long amount of time to send, while many images sent via...

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18:51
Video shows Apple Watch running Mac OS 7.5.5 via...

A developer was able to start up the nearly 20-year-old Mac OS 7.5.5 (n?e System 7) onto his Apple Watch running the latest WatchOS 2 update, exemplifying the extent to which computing has evolved over the past two decades.

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18:37
iOS 7: List of available trusted root certificates

The iOS Trust Store contains trusted root certificates that are preinstalled with iOS.

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18:17
Developer hacks 20-year old Macintosh OS 7.5.5 to...

Developer Nick Lee this evening has shared a video showing how he managed to hack an Apple Watch to run Macintosh OS, System 7.5.5. For those counting, that was released 19 years ago on September 27, 1996. The Apple Watch was released April 24, 2015. That’s a pretty impressive feat by Lee (via MacRumors).

Lee was able to accomplish this with an Apple Watch running watchOS 2 and the Mini vMac Macintosh Emulator. The mini vMac Macintosh Emulator is designed to allow more modern devices run software that was designed for early Macintosh computers. Macintosh OS, System 7.5.5 was designed to run on a PowerPC Mac at the time of release.

You can view the video of System 7.5.5 running on Apple Watch above. Below is a comparison of the...

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18:12
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18:12
Container Coalition Seeks Common Standard Creation


Docker and CoreOS on Monday announced the formation of a coalition of 21 industry leaders to create the Open Container Project, a nonprofit organization seeking minimal common standards for software containers for cloud storage. The two companies made the announcement on the opening day of Dockercon, a two-day conference covering all aspects of the Docker ecosystem. Docker will donate its de facto image format standard technologies in the hope that they will serve as cornerstones of the OCP.

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17:52
Hands-on with an affordable alternative to Apple’s...

When Apple first announced Apple Watch, one of the things I was most excited about was the ability to use third-party bands. I was surprised when Apple announced the capability and even though I was pretty sure I was going to buy an Apple Watch, third-party band support solidified my choice. Apple Watch has now been on the market for two months and so far, companies have been slow to release their aftermarket bands. With iPhone, companies usually have cases available the day the device launches, but Apple Watch has presented a whole new set of challenges for accessory makers.

When I purchased Apple Watch, I went with the stainless model with the classic buckle. Since my initial purchase, I have also bought a black Sport band, a Milanese Loop and now, an aftermarket stainless steel Link Bracelet. I love the idea of the band for my Watch matching the Watch itself, but Apple’s Link...

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16:14
NASA's version of 'Shark Tank'...

NASA wants to change the way planes fly. As part of a new Convergent Aeronautics Solutions project, the agency's innovators recently formed teams to pitch their wildest ideas to a jury. Out of the 17 teams that presented their aviation-transforming s...

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15:46
Documents show NSA, GCHQ launched attacks against...

The U.S. National Security Agency and its British equivalent, the Government Communications Headquarters, have both been launching attacks against security software in order to track individuals and break into networks, a report said on Monday.

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15:39
This device helps the blind navigate by tingling...

Remember the BrainPort, that device that helps the blind get around by sending electrical signals to their tongues? It's finally getting the green light. The Food and Drug Administration has cleared the BrainPort V100 for sale in the US, giving sight...

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15:37
Today in the App Store, featuring Panna Cookbook and...

Here are some of the best free apps, app updates and new apps that have landed in the App Store recently. Today’s notable apps include a discount on SkySafari 4; the new Panna Cookbook; and an update to Artsy. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can.

iOS Apps Now Free

SkySafari 4 [$2.99 → Free] If you're new to SkySafari, this is basic version. It includes everything you need to get started learning the night sky: 120,000 stars; over 200 star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies; all major planets and moons, and dozens of asteroids, comets, and satellites - including the ISS.

Clone Magic [$1.99 → Free] Do you want to make a photo where many of you appear? It's now very fast and easy with Clone Magic.

...

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15:23
iBeacon tech at Cannes Lions 2015 connects attendees...

This year's official Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity app, released on Monday in conjunction with the event, sports integration with Apple's iBeacon technology to offer attendees a personalized experience featuring relevant content surfacing and meet-ups with like-minded event-goers.

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15:02
Australia passes controversial law to block '...

Australia's senate has passed a controversial bill allowing sites hosted overseas that distribute pirated material to be blocked at the ISP level. But which sites to block is not up to the service providers to choose, instead movie and music studios ...

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15:00
News: Wondershare Dr. Fone Giveaway

iLounge and Wondershare are giving away ten (10) Wondershare Dr. Fone iPhone Data Recovery for Windows ($80 value) or Mac ($60 value). The winners will be able to choose either the Windows or Mac version. The World's 1st iPhone and iPad Data Recovery for Mac Recover lost or deleted contacts, messages, photos, notes, etc. from iPhone, iPad and iPod touch for Mac users. Fully compatible with iTunes 12.1, iOS 8.3, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus ...

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14:37
New helicopter flyover gives up-close look at Apple...

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14:36
Windows 10 testers can keep it for free, with a...

Microsoft made headlines last week when it seemingly announced that it would give away a free copy of the new OS to anyone who signed up to test it. Today however, the company has "clarified" that statement to explain that the offer isn't quite as cu...

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14:30
It’s Time to Read “Apple Watch: A Take Control Crash...

Go deeper than Web articles with our latest Take Control book, Jeff Carlson’s “Apple Watch: A Take Control Crash Course,” which may be the first documentation of the Apple Watch that’s comprehensive, independent, and based on real-world experience.

 

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14:01
Corvette Z06 becomes first Chevrolet vehicle with...

GM's Chevrolet division is now manufacturing its first vehicles compatible with Apple CarPlay, beginning with the Corvette Z06, the company said on Monday.

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14:01
Opinion: Apple Music & Taylor Swift — PR...

Pop star Taylor Swift dominated the headlines yesterday after publishing an open letter to Apple in which she wrote that it was “shocking, disappointing, and completely unlike this historically progressive and generous company” to not pay artists during Apple Music’s free trial. By the end of the day, the whole episode had an almost storybook perfect ending with Apple’s Eddy Cue announcing that the company decided it will compensate artists during the free period. Reactions today have been all over the place, but for Apple Music, the upcoming streaming music service, is the Taylor Swift episode a PR nightmare or a publicity dream?

The story with Apple Music’s free trial policy...

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13:56
Walmart, staunch competitor to Apple Pay, tests...

Walmart, the brains and brawn behind the Apple Pay competing CurrentC, is now embracing Apple Watch.

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13:56
Army and Air Force team up for laser-based landmine...

Used to be that if the US military wanted to clear a roadway, runway or airfield of deadly IEDs (improvised explosive devices), they'd have to send in highly-trained and heavily armored explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) teams a la "The Hurt Locker." ...

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13:51
Trade-in services begin accepting Apple Watch, but...

While Apple Watch models were selling for a premium on eBay and elsewhere for quite a while after launch, now that the device is in Apple stores and stock of most models almost caught up to demand, trade-in services have officially started accepting the device. One of the first bigger companies to announce support for Apple Watch is NextWorth, which as of today will buy your Apple Watch, but without the eBay premiums. The company is capping Apple Watch trade-in payouts at $500, and you’ll be getting much less than that for the cheaper models that start at around $350 from Apple....

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13:47
Remove and reinstall iTunes and related software...

Learn how to completely uninstall iTunes and its related software components from Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8.

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13:33
Apple initiates 3TB Hard Drive Replacement Program...

This is Apple admitting it goofed.

Apple has initiated a 3TB Hard Drive Replacement program for 3 terabyte hard drives ordered on 27-inch iMacs manufactured between December 2012 and September 2013 in which the company will replace the drive for free.

Apple has stated that the drive can fail “under certain conditions.” The service will be performed at your local apple Store or at a nearby Apple Authorized Service Provider.

According to the Replacement Program website, Apple has contacted iMac owners who registered their iMac with a valid email address. If you did not register, you can check if your iMac is eligible by...

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13:33
Daily Deals for June 22, 2015, featuring OmniGraffle

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

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OmniGraffle [Standard version starts at $49 for iOS, $99 for Mac] OmniGraffle is for creating precise, beautiful graphics. Like website wireframes, an electrical system design, a family tree, or mapping out software classes. For artists, designers, casual data-mappers, and everyone in-between.

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13:32
Facebook algorithm can recognize people if it can...

A number of companies have developed photo software for facial recognition, but what happens when your face is partially hidden? What if it's completely covered up? Facebook's artificial intelligence lab developed an algorithm that remedies the issue...

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13:03
E3 2015: iOS games and virtual reality hint at the...

The annual Electronics Entertainment Expo was held last week, and AppleInsider was there to see the latest iOS games and controllers. We also also went hands-on with some of the next-generation virtual reality technology that has become a major focus for the industry, including a product that relies on Apple's iPhone 6 Plus.

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12:53
TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 22...

Notable software releases this week include Lightroom CC 2015.1 and Lightroom 6.1, Default Folder X 4.7.2, ChronoSync 4.6.2 and ChronoAgent 1.5.3, Audio Hijack 3.1.1, and Mellel 3.4.

 

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12:53
ExtraBITS for 22 June 2015

This week we have only one link for you to read: Apple remains on top of the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s “Who Has your Back?” report, while Google and Microsoft have lost ground.

 

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12:34
Cook Says Chinese tastes considered in Apple product...

Bloomberg:

Apple Inc. takes Chinese consumer tastes into account when it designs many of its products, Chief Executive Tim Cook said, underscoring the country’s importance to the iPhone maker.

The company considers details including color palettes to suit local tastes, Cook said in an interview in the June 17 Chinese-language version of Bloomberg Businessweek, published under license by Modern Media Holdings.

The decision to offer a gold iPhone last year reflects in part the popularity of that color among Chinese users, he added. Greater China, which includes Taiwan and Hong Kong, is now Apple’s second-largest market and has become a battleground for the company as it vies with Samsung Electronics Co. and Xiaomi Corp. for smartphone supremacy.

This is a statement that will surprise some but really shouldn’t. China is poised to take over as Apple and the world’s largest market for consumer goods. It makes good business sense to cater to it whenever...

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12:19
Privacy group asks FTC to limit location, contact...

A non-profit public interest group on Monday filed a complaint with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, asking it to investigate Uber over policies that could soon add extra contact and location tracking permissions to its ridesharing apps.

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12:19
The First Corvettes Roll off the Production Line...

As the momentum builds, Chevrolet showed off their new Corvette Z06 rolling out of production equipped with Apple's CarPlay.

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12:09
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11:52
Gear: Scosche strikeLINE Rugged LED

Scosche’s strikeLINE Rugged LED ($20) is the third LED Lightning to micro-USB cable we’ve seen in recent weeks. Like the others (Scosche’s flatOUT LED and Just Mobile’s AluCable LED), strikeLINE Rugged LED is meant to tell users when a device is done charging at a glance — it glows red when charging, and blue when fully charged, via a small LED on the Lightning side of the cable.

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11:51
Swarm for iOS reintroduces mayorships and bragging...



Avid Foursquare junkies (myself included), rejoice – mayorships are back, just now in the Swarm app. You can become the mayor of a place by checking into it more than anyone else in the last 30 days, and only one check-in per day counts towards your rank.

Foursquare was launched in 2009 by the same person who in 2003 founded the Google-acquired Dodgeball, a check-in location service similar to Foursquare that pre-dated smartphones and was based on SMS. When Foursquare launched, mayorships and badges added a layer of playfulness and gamification to the action of...

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11:43
First Chevy CarPlay Vehicle, 650-HP Corvette Z06,...

In late May, General Motors and its Chevrolet brand announced that its first 2016 cars equipped with CarPlay would be available later this year. Less than a month after the announcement, the first Chevy CarPlay vehicle, a silver Corvette Z06, has rolled off the production line. Chevy shared images of the maiden Corvette with TechCrunch, and told the site its Corvette Z06 vehicles are now heading to dealerships and consumers.

Chevy's Corvette Z06 is the second vehicle with CarPlay that's actually available for consumers to purchase, following the Ferarri FF. The Ferarri FF has been the only vehicle sold with built-in CarPlay support since CarPlay was...

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11:42
Smashing Pumpkins Lead Singer Reacts to Apple Music...

Smashing Pumpkins lead singer Billy Corgan stated earlier today that Apple's decision to reverse its policy on paying artists during Apple Music's three-month trial period shows that the company is only aware of the needs of top-tier artists, and that this is a mistake.

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11:37
Tweetbot for Mac 2.0.1 brings Twitter’s new ‘quote...

The first update for Tweetbot 2 on OS X has been released, bringing promised support for Twitter’s new “quote tweet” feature along with a bevy of bug fixes, including one for a particularly nasty bug that could crash the app while creating a new mention, and another related to uploading a profile photo.

The app also speeds up the process of changing accounts and introduces support for longer direct messages, which will be available as soon as Twitter flips the switch on that feature in the near future.

You can grab Tweetbot 2.0.1 from the Mac App Store for free if you bought an previous version of the app. For new users it’s available...

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11:00
Improved communications and tools help you stay...

As an Office 365 admin, you play an important role in delivering the best possible productivity for your users and organization. We share in this mission and remain committed to providing you a reliable service and transparency into our operations. Office 365 is designed with service continuity at the very center and we stand by this commitment through our financially backed guarantee of at least 99.9 percent uptime.

Reducing the frequency and impact of service incidents remains an important part of our continuous improvements. We do not take lightly the imperative we have to earn your trust through reliability. This is why we invest in resiliency and redundancy at every layer of Office 365 and design with the core principle of ensuring a highly available service.

As with any cloud service—and despite all our efforts—incidents can and do occur that may impact your experience. We realize that in these critical moments, it’s how we respond that makes all the difference...

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10:50
Garmin Express 4.0.24.0 - Manage your Garmin devices...

Garmin Express is your essential tool for managing your Garmin devices. Update maps, golf courses and device software. You can even register your device.

  • Update maps
  • Update software
  • Register your device
  • Back up, restore, and transfer favorites
  • Install free voices and vehicles
  • Download product manuals



Version 4.0.24.0:

  • Improved error messaging for when a file fails to sync to Garmin Connect.
  • Fixed an issue that caused Garmin Express to not show firmware updates for golf devices.
  • Fixed an issue that caused Garmin Express to crash during the map update process.



  • OS X 10.8 or later
  • High-speed Internet access (Not for use with dial-up, mobile, or satellite connections)



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10:48
Pad & Quill’s new leather backpack and briefcase

I just love Pad & Quill’s products. The workmanship and care put into every aspect of their bags is top notch. I own one of the bags already, but that backpack is calling my name. They also have a new briefcase available.

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10:27
Source: First iPhone without home button on Apple...

Apple is indeed working on a radical iPhone redesign that will ditch the home button, AppleInsider has learned, but consumers shouldn't expect to see such a drastic change to the company's handset within the next few years.

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10:19
Got a bad 3TB hard drive in your iMac? Apple will...

If you bought an iMac with a 3TB hard drive between December 2012 and September 2013 and you’re having problems with that drive, Apple will replace it for free.

The iMac (27-inch) 3TB Hard Drive Replacement Program replaces 3TB hard drives that, according to Apple, “fall under certain conditions.” The service will be performed at your local apple Store or at a nearby Apple Authorized Service Provider.

According to the Replacement Program website, Apple has contacted iMac owners who registered their iMac with a valid email address. If you did not register, you can check if your iMac is eligible by entering the serial number on the Replacement Program website.

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10:07
Will Google's Patent Battle over Street View...

It's being reported today that the U.S. Supreme Court has declined to take up Google's appeal in respect to infringing patents held by Vederi LLC regarding Street View mapping software ...

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09:58
3 Things That Will Change Electronic Entertainment...


E3 -- perhaps the biggest and most important gaming conference in the world -- took place last week. Sony and Microsoft came ready to do battle, Nintendo showed up, and we were up to our armpits in little companies doing amazing things with virtual reality. However, companies that weren't at the event, like Amazon and Netflix, likely have more to say about the future of gaming than those that had a big presence there. There are three technologies that could change gaming forever.

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09:43
Lightroom CC 2015.1 and Lightroom 6.1

Lightroom CC 2015 receives two new features, while both apps get a number of bug fixes. ($149 new or $9.99 monthly Creative Cloud subscription, free update)

 

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09:31
Monster's lawsuit against Beats recalls long...

The ongoing legal tussle between Monster and Beats?--?over the way in which Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre assumed control of the company in the run-up to its acquisition by Apple --?has focused the spotlight on the many ways the two music moguls worked with Apple and late cofounder Steve Jobs over the years.

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09:30
Your gold iPhone was designed with Chinese buyers in...

I was certain that Apple had tailored its gold iPhone to me, but it turns out that the company is really thinking about its Chinese customers when tweaking product designs.

Apple CEO Tim Cook told the Chinese-language Bloomberg BusinessWeek that Apple added a gold option to its iPhone lineup because the color is popular in China.

But Apple is going beyond gold to appeal to Chinese buyers. The company is also investing in the country’s education. Cook told the publication that Apple is supporting more than 180 trial programs to teach smartphone technology to Chinese children.

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09:23
Eddy Cue on responding to Taylor Swift

Eddy Cue, Apple's senior vice president of Internet Software and Services, sat down with Billboard to discuss his company's recent experience with singer Taylor Swift. The musician refused to make her current album, 1989, available to Apple Music streaming as long as artists were unpaid during the forthcoming service's three-month trial period. 

In the interview, Cue discussed reading Taylor's open letter to Apple as well as the thought process that prompted Apple to change its course: 

"We've been hearing a lot of concern from indie artists about not getting paid during the three-month trial period, which was never our intent. We never looked at it as not paying them...

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09:15
9to5Toys Last Call: iPad Air 2 64GB $500, V-MODA...

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

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09:06
Rumor: Next-gen iPhone display could feature Touch...

The next-gen iPhone’s display may incorporate some interesting additional features.

The sometimes-reliable DigiTimes reported on Monday that Apple is developing touch and display driver integration single-chip solutions for future iPhones. The chips are also said to include fingerprint sensors, which would allow for new iPhone designs without a home button, enabling the entire front panel to be the device’s display.

This syncs with Apple’s recent patents and acquisitions, which has signaled interest in moving Touch ID to the iPhone’s display.

Apple acquired fingerprint technology company AuthenTec in 2012, setting the stage for what...

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08:57
Best Buy begins taking Pebble Time preorders in...

U.S. retailer Best Buy on Monday launched preorders of the Pebble Time, signalling the first opportunity to buy the smartwatch for those who didn't back the project on Kickstarter, just days after the Apple Watch became available at Apple's own retail stores.

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08:55
OS X: About kernel panics

In rare situations, your Mac may spontaneously restart, turn off, display a message "You need to restart your computer…", or become unresponsive, indicating a kernel panic has occurred.

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08:50
Apple reverses position on royalty payments during...

Taylor Swift has come forward to criticize Apple Music’s planned three-month trial.

And apparently won.

Which means it might be slightly easier for you to listen to her next 987,752 songs about a breakup.

In a released statement, Swift offered the following comment with regard to the free streaming element:

This is not about me. Thankfully I am on my fifth album and can support myself, my band, crew, and entire management team by playing live shows. This is about the new artist or band that has just released their first single and will not be paid for its success. This is about the young...

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08:50
Tim Cook discusses the Chinese market's...

In a new interview published by the Chinese edition of Bloomberg Businessweek, Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed that his company keeps the Chinese consumers' tastes in mind during the design process. For example, gold is a popular color among Chinese consumers, and that fact influenced the gold iPhone, which debuted with the 5s in 2013:

"The decision to offer a gold iPhone last year reflects in part the popularity of that color among Chinese users, he added. Greater China, which includes Taiwan and Hong Kong, is now Apple's second-largest market and has become a battleground for the company as it vies with Samsung Electronics Co. and Xiaomi Corp. for smartphone supremacy."

Our take on the news...

China is Apple's second-biggest market, so this is not a surprise. Expect the country's consumers to continue to have an...

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08:35
Manage the Wi-Fi connection on your Mac

You can use the Wi-Fi menu on your Mac to see the status of your wireless network connection, switch between networks, or turn Wi-Fi on or off.

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08:32
BGR: iOS 9 beta 2 reportedly coming later today...

A new report from BGR claims that Apple will release the second beta of iOS 9 today along with the GM build of iOS 8.4. The report says it’s possible Apple could bump back the new iOS 9 seed another week. Though two week intervals have basically been the standard for most betas, there have been exceptions in the past.

This isn’t the first time BGR has tried to predict iOS beta schedules, though some previous attempts have proven incorrect, so this one, while it seems likely based on the fact that we’re now two weeks out from WWDC, should probably be taken with a grain of salt.

...

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08:20
Tim Cook: Chinese Consumer Tastes Fueling Gold Color...

Apple CEO Tim Cook recently confirmed China's integral part in the company's decision to pursue a gold design option in many of its devices. Speaking with a Chinese-language version of Bloomberg Businessweek, Cook stated that the addition of a gold option within the iPhone 5s lineup in 2013 "reflects in part the popularity of that color among Chinese users."

Apple Inc. takes Chinese consumer tastes into account when it designs many of its products, Chief Executive Tim Cook said, underscoring the country’s importance to the iPhone maker.

The decision to offer a gold iPhone last year reflects in part the popularity of that color among Chinese users, he added. Greater China, which includes Taiwan and Hong Kong, is now Apple’s second-largest market and has become a battleground for the company as it vies with Samsung Electronics Co. and...

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08:18
Tower 2.2.2 - Version control with Git made easy. (...

Tower is a powerful Git client for OS X that makes using Git easy and more efficient. Users benefit from its elegant and comprehensive interface and a feature set that lets them enjoy the full power of Git.

Learning Git with Tower. Tower abstracts Git's complexity in an easy-to-use interface. For example, lots of actions can be performed simply via drag and drop, and mistakes can be undone easily.

Using Tower as an Expert. Advanced users can increase their productivity with features like single line staging, submodule support, or the file history.

Features include:

  • git-svn support
  • file history
  • git-flow support
  • submodule support
  • blame view
  • single line staging (per-line committing)
  • cherry-picking
  • discard chunks/lines
  • direct Github, Beanstalk, and Bitbucket integration
  • Support for full-screen and Retina displays
  • ...

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08:00
Tim Cook says Watch attracting more developer...

The Apple Watch has only been available for a very short time, but it’s already attracting more developer interest than the iPhone or iPad did early on. That’s the message Apple CEO Tim Cook gave to an interviewer from the Chinese-language version of Bloomberg Businessweek.

According to the article, “Developers are working on more than 3,500 apps for the gadgets, he said. That’s well ahead of the 500 apps available for the 2008 edition of the iPhone and the 1,000 for the first iPad in 2010, he added.”

Cook also confirmed what most tech bloggers had suspected — that the gold versions of iPhone, iPad, MacBook and Watch were created in part as a response to the popularity of the color in China. The country is now responsible for 29% of Apple’s revenue.

During the interview, Cook noted that Apple is supporting...

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07:49
How Taylor Swift convinced Apple to switch gears on...

If there was ever any doubt about how powerful superstar Taylor Swift is, let this be a lesson: Hours after Swift admonished Apple for not paying royalties to artists during Apple Music’s free 3-month trial, the company abruptly switched gears.

“We don’t ask you for free iPhones,” Swift wrote in a Sunday morning blog post. “Please don’t ask us to provide you with our music for no compensation.”

Apple media head Eddy Cue took to Twitter Sunday night after Swift’s open letter to the company went viral and announced that Apple will pay artists for songs streamed during the free trial.

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07:46
Opinion: Seven reasons I think Apple may become a...

I first speculated that Apple might one day become a bank almost a year before the launch of Apple Pay. What triggered that thought was the use of Touch ID for iTunes purchases and the depth of security involved in the secure enclave used by Apple’s fingerprint system. It was clear even then that Apple had big ambitions in the mobile payment field.

Now that Apple Pay has launched, and already proven a big success, I think the argument for Apple to make the move are even stronger. So here are seven reasons I think Apple may become a bank within the next five years … ...

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07:28
QuickShot is a handy utility for screenshots

QuickShot from thnkdev is one of those utilities you don't realize how much you've needed it until you try it. It's a minimal menu bar item that offers access to all of the screenshots you've taken. For the work I do, it's tremendously useful. 

When you launch QuickShot for the first time, it asks where you store your screenshots. I chose the Desktop, as that's where I've been having them land for all these years. A bit on that decision before we go further.

It's kind of a hassle. Yes, they're right there, but they often get lost in the sea of icons I create during the day. I often takes several seconds to find the one I'm after. Do this several times per day, and it slows things down. This is where QuickShot is a big help. 

To use QuickShot, just click the menu bar item and presto! You've got a tidy window of all of the screenshots in your designated location. You can drag any screenshot from the window to where ever...

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07:24
Flavours2 224 - Change the look of your Mac. (...

Flavours Lite is an application to change the operating system's appearance in a fast, easy, and safe way. Applying a theme is only mouse-click away.

Flavours Lite was designed and built from the ground up for OS X 10.10 Yosemite. It features a completely rethought user experience through a new elegant UI, and introduces a new lightweight, fast, safe theming engine.

  • Light - Lightweight engine with overall better system performance.
  • Fast - Fast theme generation, fast theming engine, and apply themes instantly (no need to logout to see changes).
  • Safe - Seamless system integration, no system files modified on disk.
  • Themes - Bundled with a hand picked fine selection of 128 themes (+variants) for OS X Yosemite.
  • Variants - Choose from multiple artistic variations.

If you are running older OS X versions (10.7, 10.8...

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07:18
Apple caves to Taylor Swift, will pay artists when...

Apple has decided to pay musicians right from the launch of its new music streaming service, a move that will cost the company some money because it won't be charging customers during a free trial period that will last three months.

Apple hadn't planned to make any payments until after the free trial period ended, but it changed course upon hearing criticism from singer-songwriter Taylor Swift.

"When I woke up this morning and saw what Taylor had written, it really solidified that we needed to make a change. And so that's why we decide[d] we will now pay artists during the trial period," Apple Senior VP Eddy Cue told The Hollywood Reporter last night. "A lot of artists" expressed the same concern, he said.

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07:14
Apple Looking to Eliminate Home Button on iOS...

Apple is seeking to develop an in-house single-chip solution for integrating both the touchscreen and display drivers for mobile devices onto one chip, according to a new report today from Taiwanese site DigiTimes. The touch and display driver integration (TDDI) chips would also include "integrated fingerprint sensors", potentially allowing Apple to do away with the iconic home button. Apple is internally developing touch and display driver integration (TDDI) single-chip solutions for its iPhones, according to sources in Taiwan's IC design industry.

The TDDI single-chip solutions will also come with integrated fingerprint sensors, said the sources. The integrated design would fit into future iPhone designs – models with ultra-thin and ultra-narrow displays, and with a whole plane design eliminating the Home button.TDDI is a new advance in the industry, with Synaptics...

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07:10
Apple's iPhone Gold was Inspired by Chinese...

Last month we reported that Apple's CEO met with China Telecom while on a PR tour of Apple Stores and meeting with Shanghai party Secretary Han Zheng. While on tour Cook was interviewed by ...

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07:03
News: Cook: Chinese tastes influence Apple’s designs

Apple CEO Tim Cook said Apple’s product designs are influenced by China’s consumer tastes, Bloomberg reports. As many have already suggested, the decision to release a gold iPhone last year was a reflection of that color’s popularity among Chinese users, Cook told the Chinese edition of Bloomberg Businessweek. Greater China has become Apple’s second-largest market after the U.S. Without releasing exact sales figures, Cook also…

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06:52
Boot Camp 5.1: Frequently asked questions about...

Boot Camp 5.1 supports Windows 8.0 and Windows 8.1 on Intel-based Macs.

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06:51
Rumor: Apple developing iPhone display with...

Rumors have persisted for years claiming that Apple may eventually eliminate the home button on its iPhone, and a new report suggests the company is looking into developing a new solution for moving its Touch ID fingerprint sensor to the display itself.

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06:42
Eddy Cue talks about Apple’s change of heart

Lots of action yesterday. Taylor Swift writes a bit of a nastygram to Apple, Apple responds in the best possible way. Your move Taylor.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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06:41
Report: Apple already working on putting a virtual...


Concept image: Martin Hajek for Computer Bild

The idea of replacing the iPhone’s physical Home button with a pure touch one embedded in the display has been around for quite a while now, but a report from the variably reliable DigiTimes claims that Apple is already working on the technology.

Apple is internally developing touch and display driver integration (TDDI) single-chip solutions for its iPhones, according to sources in Taiwan’s IC design industry.

The TDDI single-chip solutions will also come with integrated fingerprint sensors, said the sources. The integrated design would fit into future iPhone designs – models with ultra-thin and ultra-narrow displays, and with a...

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06:37
News: Apple caves to Taylor Swift, agrees to pay...

#AppleMusic will pay artist for streaming, even during customer’s free trial period— Eddy Cue (@cue) June 22, 2015 Just one day after Taylor Swift announced she would hold back her “1989” album from Apple Music during the three-month free trial period, the company has agreed to pay royalties to rights owners during the free period. In a series of tweets, SVP of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue publicly reversed Apple’s…

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06:32
Tim Cook says Apple now factors Chinese tastes when...

Apple now heavily factors in the tastes of Chinese consumers when designing its products, including tailoring colors, CEO Tim Cook revealed in a new interview.

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06:30
Flavours 2 Lite brings themes to Yosemite

Interacto Labs has announced Flavours 2 Lite for OS X Yosemite. It features a hand picked selection of 128 themes and their variants and lets you change the look of OS X.

Flavours 2 Lite was designed and built from the ground up for OS X Yosemite. It features a revamped user interface and introduces a new lightweight, fast theming engine.

Flavours costs US$5 and can be downloaded from the Flavours website (http://flavours.interacto.net/). It requires Mac OS X Yosemite.

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06:16
iPhone-based eye-exam kit raises $6.1M to bring eye...

The equipment needed to carry out a proper eye examination typically costs $20-40k; the Smart Vision Labs SVOne aims to reduce that cost to just $4k by using an iPhone as part of the kit. The iPhone takes a series of photos of the eye, while an app performs the analysis and generates a prescription.

We were given a demo of the kit last year (video below), but the company needed funding to make it possible. Smart Vision announced today that it’s raised $6.1M in institutional funding led by Techstars Ventures. The funding allows it to scale its production and expand the team, helping it reach an estimated billion people around the world who don’t currently have access to eye examinations … ...

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06:07
News: Daily Deal: iPhone 5 & 1-Yr FreedomPop...

Today in iLounge Deals we’re offering up an iPhone 5 with a one-year Unlimited Talk-and-Text plan from FreedomPop for only $299.99 – over 70% off the full price. This bundle includes a certified pre-owned iPhoned 5 with a contract-free FreedomPop plan that provides unlimited talk and text and 500MB per month of LTE data, good for one year. After your year is up you can keep the plan for only $19.46/month, or downgrade to FreedomPop’s…

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06:00
Apple says it will pay artists for free three-month...

Apple has changed its policy and now says it will pay artists during the free three-month trial of its new Apple Music service, after pop star Taylor Swift threatened to hold back her latest album "1989" from Apple Music, reports Reuters (http://tinyurl.com/nvfyeqg).

"When I woke up this morning and read Taylor’s note, it really solidified that we need to make a change," Eddy Cue, Apple's senior vice president of Internet software and services, said in an interview with Reuters.

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05:53
Apple To Pay Musicians For Free Streams, After All

vivaoporto writes: As reported on Re/code, Apple media boss Eddy Cue appears to have capitulated and Apple Music will be paying music owners for streaming even during customers's free trial period. He says Taylor Swift's letter, coupled with complaints from indie labels and artists, did indeed prompt the change.

Cue says Apple will pay rights holders for the entire three months of the trial period. He explains that it can't be at the same rate that Apple is paying them after free users become subscribers, since Apple is paying out a percentage of revenues once subscribers start paying. Instead, he says, Apple will pay rights holders on a per-stream basis. No word from Swift or her camp about whether Apple's move is enough to get her to put "1989," her newest album, on Apple Music. On Twitter, she says, "I am elated and relieved. Thank you for your words of support today. They listened to us."

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05:07
Apple Reportedly working on a Full iPhone Display...

A new and surprising supply chain report has surfaced this morning that reveals that Apple is internally developing ...

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04:38
Birdie Golf released on the Mac App Store

Nuclear Nova Software has introduced Birdie Golf 1.0 for OS X (10.8 and higher), a free sequel to the previous games, GL Golf and Nova Golf. It's available at the Mac App Store.

Here's how the game is described: "Play the famous Birdie Links club for free while starting your career as a professional golfer, then unlock all of the prestigious tournaments and courses with in-game coin currency. Birdie Golf is simple enough to pick up and play but deep enough to keep you coming back over and over again."

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04:33
7% of U.S. households have broadband and OTT but no...

New data from Parks Associates (www.parksassociates.com) finds global OTT [over-the-top] video service subscription revenues will increase from nearly US$9 billion in 2014 to over $19 billion in 2019.

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04:33
7% of U.S. households have broadband and OTT but no...

New data from Parks Associates (www.parksassociates.com) finds global OTT [over-the-top] video service subscription revenues will increase from nearly US$9 billion in 2014 to over $19 billion in 2019.

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04:31
Taylor Swift's PR Move Pushes Apple to Reverse...

Yesterday we reported that Taylor Swift's PR move on Sunday of publicizing an open letter to Apple was to make up for the PR stumble on Friday by her record label who abruptly blurting out that there would be no deal for her album "1989" with Apple Music. Sunday's public roar prompted Apple's Eddy Cue, Apple's senior vice president of Internet Software and Services ...

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04:28
Tim Cook: Apple Watch attracting more developer...

In an interview with the Chinese language edition of Bloomberg Businessweek, Tim Cook noted that developers are showing more interest in the Apple Watch than they had in the iPhone and iPad at a similar early stage.

Developers are working on more than 3,500 apps for the gadgets, he said. That’s well ahead of the 500 apps available for the 2008 edition of the iPhone and the 1,000 for the first iPad in 2010, he added.

Cook also confirmed what most had assumed: the gold color introduced for the iPhone, iPad and now MacBook (and...

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04:19
MacPilot 7.1.1 - Enable over 1,000 hidden features...

MacPilot can enable and disable hidden features in Mac OS X, optimize and repair your system, and perform numerous routine maintenance operations with the click of a button!

Pro user or not, you can now increase computer performance with only a few clicks of the mouse. Optimize your network for broadband connectivity, completely customize Apple File Sharing, perform essential maintenance without having to remember mind boggling acronyms, and much more. However, those are just a few of the many reasons why MacPilot is your choice over Cocktail, TinkerTool and Onyx.

Enable the "cut" option in the Finder, disable menu items for security, disable icon caches, set history limits, erase recently used files, prevent your dock from being modified, turn off all system animations, increase the speed at which windows resize, change which format screenshots are taken in, set a default name and location for screenshots, disable a secondary processor, the startup...

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04:16
Recommended reading: 'Game Art'

Video games capture the imagination like no other art form, but when the game ends, what's the best way to keep those experiences alive? Just open an art book.

In Game Art (US$39.95, 272 pages), the latest art book from No Starch Press (http://tinyurl.com/p45xkua), readers can relive their favorite adventures and discover new ones through art from 40 video games by indie and blockbuster studios. With every turn of the page, readers will find themselves immersed in scenes like:

° A brave little girl's journey through frigid Alaskan icescapes in Never Alone;

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04:15
MacCleanse 5.0.4 - Selectively erase logs, caches,...

MacCleanse is the product of thousands of hours of intense research and development. It meticulously scans all of the nooks and crannies of a computer for unnecessary junk that can take up huge amounts of disk space! Because of this, Apps in MacCleanse are also uninstalled correctly, catching the numerous logs, caches, plugins, and other resources left behind versus simply dragging them to the Trash. Your privacy is protected and computer performance enhanced by MacCleanse as it wipes your web and app histories, and can toggle resource-hungry extensions!



Version 5.0.4:

Note: Version 5 is a paid upgrade from all previous versions. Order an upgrade by logging into your koingosw.com account, pressing the Orders tab, and then clicking the Upgrade button! Users owing an active subscription to this product will get it automatically without additional cost. This upgrade is also free if ordering a non-subscription version within...

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04:11
Econ Technologies updates ChronoSync, ChronoAgent...

Econ Technologies (www.econtechnologies.com) has updated ChronoSync to version 4.6.2 and ChronoAgent to version 1.5.3.

Both updates contain several fixes and, as always, whether it’s a minor or major update all existing users update for free. For new users ChronoSync costs US$49.99and ChronoAgent costs $14.99.

ChronoSync automated synchronization and backup application for Mac OS X that can synchronize, backup, and create bootable backups. ChronoAgent is a utility that runs on a destination Mac and communicates directly with ChronoSync running on another Mac. 

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03:49
Mini review: Home Radio, the Mac app that could plug...

While we’re all expecting good things from the radio side of Apple Music, it’s going to be a curated experience, meaning we’ll get the radio stations Apple chooses to offer. If it doesn’t cover all of our favorite stations, we’re going to need another radio app to plug the gap.

For listening on the move, the free SwipeRadio iOS app is a delightfully minimalist way to do it. Developer Dataphase has now taken the same approach on the Mac, with Home Radio. The philosophy is the same: no bells, no whistles, just the radio stations you want to listen to in an extremely lightweight app.

I’ve been trying it out, and if you want to do the same, developer Noam Gordon is kindly making it free for...

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03:45
"To Apple, Love Taylor": Swift not happy...

IMAGE OF TAYLOR SWIFT VIA FEELGRAFIX.COM

Recording artist Taylor Swift is NOT happy with Apple's refusal to pay musicians their percentage during the upcoming three-month free trial of Music. In an open letter to Apple on her Tumblr blog, Swift said "It's not about me," stating that she can afford to support her band, crew and management team through live shows. Her concern is with "the young songwriter who just got his or her first cut and thought that the royalties from that would get them out of debt." As she notes, that's a quarter of a year during which artists won't be getting paid.

In her letter to Apple, Swift made a compelling argument to Apple to overturn the policy, saying:

“Three months is a long time to go unpaid, and it is unfair to ask anyone to work for nothing. I say this with love, reverence, and admiration for everything else Apple has done...

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03:37
AirRadar 3.0.9 - Easy-to-use, personalized wireless...

With AirRadar, scanning for wireless networks is now easier and more personalized!

AirRadar allows you to scan for open networks and tag them as favourites or filter them out. View detailed network information, graph network signal strength, and automatically join the best open network in range.

Whether you are driving around looking for wireless networks, stuck in traffic, sitting on the beach, or if you are curious how strong your wireless signal is at home, AirRadar provides a more linear approach to network hunting. Setup a scan frequency, and have new open or closed networks have their name spoken, play alerts, or display notifications.

Various other options allow you to customize your network list further, including assigning colors to best open networks and sound cues. Download it today, and take the hardship out of getting an Internet connection at a critical time.



Version 3.0.9:

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03:00
AWT welcomes OmniGroup as this week's sponsor

Omni Group is a very respected name in the Apple software world, creating such classic OS X and iOS productivity titles as OmniFocus, OmniGraffle, OmniOutliner, and OmniPlan.

After getting a start as a consulting firm in the 1990s with a focus on the NeXT platform, Omni Group quickly adapted to Mac OS X and later to iOS. The company’s dedication to finely crafted software has resulted in a host of prestigious awards over the years, including three Macworld Editors’ Choice Awards, a Macworld Expo Best of Show, and five Apple Design Awards.

Our focus this week is on OmniGraffle. Whether you’re creating an electrical system design, expanding the family tree, drawing website wireframes or mapping out software classes, OmniGraffle...

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02:41
AppDelete 4.2.1 - Delete your unwanted apps and...

AppDelete is an uninstaller for Macs that will remove not only applications but also widgets, preference panes, plugins, and screensavers along with their associated files. Without AppDelete these associated items will be left behind to take up space and potentially cause issues.

There are several ways to activate AppDelete:

  • Drag items onto main window
  • Drag items onto dock
  • Select items through menu
  • Right-click to use AppDelete workflow
  • Throw items in trash

There are several actions to take with AppDelete:

  • Delete the items
  • Log only the items
  • Archive the items to a .ZIP file for safekeeping or reinstallation at a later date.
  • Use Orphans feature to search and delete orphaned files

The items you delete will be moved to the trash and arranged in a folder so that you can see exactly what was deleted and you know exactly where it came from. The items...

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Sunday June 21

22:06
Apple will now pay rights holders during Apple Music...

Following widespread outcry over its policy of not compensating rights holders for streams during Apple Music's three-month free trial, Apple software and services chief Eddy Cue said late Sunday that the company has reversed course and will indeed pay royalties while users evaluate the service.

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21:13
∞ Apple’s Eddy Cue says artists will be paid even...

After a lot of bad press and a letter from Taylor Swift bringing attention to the cause, Apple Senior Vice President, Eddy Cue said on Twitter that artists will be paid for streaming music, even during the three-month Apple Music trial. [...]

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20:52
Apple changes tune following Taylor Swift criticism...

Following Taylor Swift’s public criticism of Apple’s decision not to pay artists and labels for plays during Apple Music’s three-month free trial period, Eddy Cue took to Twitter to announce a policy change. The executive assured Swift that music producers will now be paid for every play on the Apple Music service, including those that are part of a user’s free trial.

#AppleMusic will pay artist for streaming, even during customer’s free trial period


Eddy Cue (@cue) June 22, 2015...

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20:34
Apple Reverses Course, Will Pay Artists During Apple...

Apple's Eddy Cue posted on twitter:

#AppleMusic will pay artist for streaming, even during customer’s free trial period

— Eddy Cue (@cue) June 22, 2015

We hear you @taylorswift13 and indie artists. Love, Apple

— Eddy Cue (@cue) June 22, 2015

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18:06
∞ Why don’t the top executives at Apple give up...

Apple is going to offer users a three-month trial for its new Apple Music streaming service. That’s good. However, Apple will not pay the artists for any music streamed during that time. That’s not just bad, it’s downright wrong. [...]

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16:04
11 Stupid Backup Strategies

How confident are you in your backup strategy? Confident enough to be certain that your data would be 100 percent recoverable even if a meteorite hit your house? If you find yourself making any of 11 common mistakes when it comes to backing up your Mac, Joe Kissell would like to offer you some advice (and a book).

 

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14:40
Taylor Swift praises Apple, but calls 90 day free...

Apple Music's planned three-month free trial, during which users can try the new music streaming service without paying -- and under which artists wouldn't earn any royalties for those streams -- has found a new critic: pop star Taylor Swift.

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13:58
The Logic Pros: 6 powerful new features you may have...

The Logic Pros is a new regular series exploring all of the most interesting gadgets and software for making music on your Mac/iOS devices. If there is any gear you would like us to take a closer hands-on look at, let us know in the comments section below or shoot us an email.

In this week’s edition of The Logic Pros, we will be diving into some of the most tucked away and over-looked features packed inside the release of Logic Pro X 10.1. We saw a number of interesting new features get added including AirDrop/Air Mail, a host of new Drummers, and Retro Synth got a seriously powerful overhaul (something we will be looking at in the future). But there were also a few features that didn’t get much attention, whether it be Logic’s brand new MIDI performance creation tool, its simple embedded automation, smarter quantization,...

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13:35
Taylor Swift takes issue with Apple Music free trial...

Apple’s plan to offer Apple Music to customers for free for the first three months—and not pay musicians royalties during that time—has not gone over so well with some in the music industry. That includes one Taylor Swift.

In a post she published to her Tumblr, Swift explains that she decided to withhold her album 1989 from the streaming service at launch to protest Apple Music’s no-royalties trial period. 

She writes:

“I’m sure you are aware that Apple Music will be offering a free 3 month trial to anyone who signs up for the service. I’m not sure you know that Apple Music will not be paying writers, producers, or artists for those three months. I find it to be shocking, disappointing, and completely unlike this historically progressive and generous company.”

...

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09:30
Taylor Swift blasts Apple for not paying artists...

Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift criticized Apple today for launching its music streaming service with a three-month free trial period in which musicians will not be paid for their work.

"We don’t ask you for free iPhones. Please don’t ask us to provide you with our music for no compensation," Swift wrote in a blog post titled, "To Apple, love Taylor."

To Apple, Love Taylor http://t.co/GN9jiRkqlj

— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) June 21, 2015

Swift, 25, is one of the most popular and financially successful musicians in the world. She is hoping that her influence will help new musicians who are struggling to make money.

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08:24
Taylor Swift: Apple's Disdain For Royalties Is...

Mark Wilson writes to note that Apple Music, yet unlaunched, already faces resistance on several fronts. From the BetaNews article:

It's not just smaller, independent labels that are complaining about Apple's refusal to pay artists any royalties during the initial three month free trial period. Taylor Swift has added her voice to the growing number of complainants, writing an open letter to Apple in which she says she will withhold her new album "1989" from the service. In the letter, entitled "To Apple, Love Taylor," the singer says that the company's decision not to make royalty payments is "shocking, disappointing, and completely unlike this historically progressive and generous company." Swift is an artist who could afford to shoulder the cost of three months of not being paid by Apple, but she has chosen to make a stand and stick up for those who are less fortunate.

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07:00
Inhabitat's Week in Green: garden wheels and 3D...

Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green.

Electric car lovers are waiting with bated breath for the release of Tesla's forthcoming Model 3, but som...

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06:16
Taylor Swift Fumbles with Public Letter Explaining...

Before New York's Antitrust Bureau Chief Eric Stock began investigating Apple's new music streaming service "Apple Music" there was a DOJ and European investigation into Apple upcoming service that began with an unidentified complaint. A report from Bloomberg in April set the tone by stating that Taylor Swift and others were in talks with Apple to bring exclusive content to Apple's new music service. Today, Taylor Swift has weighed in on the matter with a public announcement.

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05:56
To Apple, love Taylor

Taylor Swift writes a letter to Apple directly addressing the issue of artists’ pay during an Apple Music trial period.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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05:08
Taylor Swift says ‘1989’ is not on Apple Music...

Earlier this week, it was confirmed that Taylor Swift’s latest album ‘1989’ will not be available on Apple Music, Apple’s streaming music service launching on June 30th with iOS 8.4. She has written a blog post on Tumblr explaining her position.

We don’t ask you for free iPhones. Please don’t ask us to provide you with our music for no compensation.

Swift explains that she respects Apple for their innovation but says the terms associated with the Apple Music free trial are ‘unlike this historically progressive and generous company’. Swift says that under the 3 month free trial period, artists and rights holders are not paid at all for the duration and notes Apple has plenty of money to reimburse the artists for...

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05:08
Taylor Swift Criticizes Apple Music's Free...

A couple days ago BuzzFeed reported that Taylor Swift's new album, "1989", would not be available to stream on Apple Music, denying the service of one of the best-selling albums of the last two years. Today, Swift penned an open letter to the Cupertino company explaining her decision.

I’m sure you are aware that Apple Music will be offering a free 3 month trial to anyone who signs up for the service. I’m not sure you know that Apple Music will not be paying writers, producers, or artists for those three months. I find it to be shocking, disappointing, and completely unlike this historically progressive and generous company.Swift, who calls Apple one of her best partners in selling her music, says that while she is able to take care of herself and her band, crew and management...

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05:00
∞ Happy Father’s Day

Hope you all have a fantastic Father’s Day. Some corny jokes to share.

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05:00
Speak or read Polish? Get MyApple Magazyn!

The English-speaking world tends to forget that there are a lot of different languages around the planet. You don't need to speak English to be a rabid fan of Apple, and no website we know is quite as enthusiastic and knowledgeable as the Polish language site MyApple.pl. Many of us from the old TUAW crew first met the bloggers at MyApple at past Macworld Expos, and we got to know editor-in-chief Krystian Kozerawski (@mackozer) and the rest of the crew very well. MyApple is expanding big time, and one of its first new directions is MyApple Magazyn, a beautiful PDF-format electronic magazine with an initial audience of about 200,000 readers.

I was honored to be asked by Krystian to write an article for the introductory issue of MyApple Magazyn summarizing the WWDC keynote. The MyApple team is also expanding into another language with the...

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03:42
Review: LifeProof Fre Power turns iPhone into a long...

LifeProof's Fre Power case promises to make an iPhone 6 virtually indestructible, both literally and in terms of battery life -- and in that it mostly succeeds, even if there are sometimes tradeoffs to cope with.

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02:10
Next Apple Watch extremely unlikely to get FaceTime...

A recent rumor claims Apple's next revision of Watch hardware will include FaceTime video calling, and despite offering no actual evidence to back this up, the story has spread wildly. The idea doesn't make much sense though, here's why.

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Saturday June 20

12:45
Iridient Developer 3.0.3 - Powerful image editing...

Iridient Developer (was RAW Developer) is a powerful image conversion application designed specifically for OS X. Iridient Developer gives advanced photographers total control over every aspect of their digital camera's output, yet still provides easy drag and drop conversion convenience and access to basic adjustments for the casual user. Iridient developer supports RAW files from over 620 digital camera models.



Version 3.0.3: New Features

  • Support added for RAW images from the Nikon D810A.
  • Support added for RAW images from the Panasonic DMC-G7.
  • Support added for RAW images from the Fujifilm X-T10.
  • Support added for exposure blending with multi-shot RAW HDR images from the Pentax K-3, K-3 II and 645Z.
  • Support added for RAW images from the Pentax K-3 II including multi-shot pixel shift and HDR modes.
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10:00
Gadget Ogling: Wrist-Saving Keyboards, Resource-...


Here to save all our wrists -- or at least those of people with a spare $299 to spend on a computer accessory -- is a lovely, wood-finished keyboard called "Keyboardio Model 01." Taking its cue from a long history of ergonomic keyboards, the device splits an atypical keyboard in two, dedicating half the keys to each of your hands, and it's set in a gorgeous maple wood construction. The LEDs lighting up the keys are customizable and programmable, which I suppose is great if you'd like to host a mini rave while working in the middle of the night.

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09:01
Pebble Time review: A modern day smartwatch, that’s...

Pebble Time is an interesting smartwatch. This is a bit different from anything else out there in the sense that it’s super low-tech. There’s absolutely nothing flashy about it. As far as smartwatches go, this is as barebones as it gets, but is that bad thing?

I’ve been wearing Pebble Time for about a week now and being an owner of the last generation, this was extremely easy to get used to. Pebble Time’s design is thinner, lighter, and more comfortable to use than its predecessor. It definitely feels like a second generation product, but still feels a bit behind in certain areas when compared to Apple Watch or Android Wear. The materials being used are mostly plastic, but there is a nice metal bezel around the outside (of the inner bezel) and Gorilla...

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09:00
Toys: iPhone 5 refurb + 1 Year Unlimited Talk/Text,...

9to5Toys Specials now has the iPhone 5 (recertified) with one year of Unlimited Talk-and-Text from FreedomPop for $299.99 with free shipping. The deal combines a great phone with generous network service.

With most tier 1 mobile services charging $100/month or more, this is clearly a no brainer as a second iPhone, an iPhone for the parents/grandparents or kids. Or perhaps you need a “burner iPhone for nefarious purposes. No judgement here. Or maybe you are a developer that needs another phone to try out your apps on? Whatever the reason, it...

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07:16
Ex-Chicago Apple Store Manager Sues for Retaliatory...

A lawsuit has been filed against Apple in Chicago by a former Apple Store manager by the name of James Bruno. The case falls under the "Civil Rights: Americans with Disabilities - Employment Jurisdiction." The case involves a number of charges including unlawful sexual discrimination and retaliatory discharge. The latter charge involves the Plaintiff's account ...

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07:00
Caturday: Floyd the gamer cat

Floyd the cat playing Team Fortress. Photo courtesy of Niall Gillespie.

After years of Caturdays, I've finally seen something I thought I'd never see -- a cat who is into gaming. This is Floyd, the sister of Pink and a three-year-old Maine Coon Cat. His human companion Niall Gillespie says of the picture above that "It would appear that my wife has trained him to kill me every time I play Team Fortress 2 on the Mac- he takes great delight in sitting on the keyboard as I frantically scrabble to see around him."

Floyd isn't quite as vicious when Niall is playing World of Warcraft:

Floyd checking out WoW. Photo courtesy of Niall Gillespie

Kinda makes you wonder if Floyd is thinking "Me-WoW!", doesn't it? 

Apple World Today needs good cats! Have a picture of your cat soaking up the good vibes of an Apple product? Tell us the back story behind your kitty's photo on...

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06:00
ICYMI: Ramen by drone, creepy robot gloves and the...

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06:00
The Week in iOS Apps: Facebook Moments lets you...

Facebook Moments debuts

This week's roundup includes several photo-sharing apps, including a new one from an old name: Facebook Moments. Plus: Games, productivity, and more.

Cameo

Cameo has come a long way from its first days as a “fill-in-the-blank” video app that let users dump video clips into a template that did the hard editing work for you. Under new owner Vimeo, it’s instead become a simpler, more straightforward video editor. Plenty of filters and music options to to create just the video atmosphere you’re looking for.

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05:00
A Visit to Pandoland, Where Silicon Valley Meets...

At the tech conference Pandoland, Silicon Valley meets Music City. Tennessee native Josh Centers visited to get a behind-the-scenes look at the tech industry.

 

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04:51
Google Invents a Camera Related Wearable Device

Earlier this month, the U.S. Patent Office published one of Google's latest patent applications that related to a new wearable camera system ...

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04:21
Newt Gingrich reviews the Apple Watch

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich is now a tech reviewer for Mashable. Read the review here and watch the video below.

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04:10
Apple pulls iPad mini, all iPads/iPhones now retina...

This ought to help Apple’s supply chain management.

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02:40
Default Folder X 4.7.2

Fixes a file dialog bug that affected Photoshop and Illustrator on Yosemite. ($34.95 new, free update, 11.0 MB)

 

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Friday June 19

21:56
This week on AppleInsider: iPad Pro features, Apple...

With the end of WWDC the news cycle subsided a little, but was still active with news about Apple's 12.9-inch iPad, behind-the-scenes deals for Apple Music, and the Apple Watch making a long-awaited debut at brick-and-mortar stores.

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21:50
VMware Fusion 7.1.2 - Run Windows apps alongside Mac...

VMware Fusion allows you to create a Virtual Machine on your Mac and run Windows (including Windows 8.1) and Windows software on your Mac.

Run your favorite Windows applications alongside Mac applications without rebooting. Whether you would like to run Windows XP, Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 on a Mac, the VMware Fusion easy install feature will get you up and running in no time. With the ability to run Windows-only applications like Microsoft Project, Access and Internet Explorer, VMware Fusion turns your Mac into the ultimate computer for compatibility.

Version 7 is optimized for the latest Macs and ready for OS X 10.10 Yosemite and Windows 8.1 to deliver the ultimate Windows on Mac experience.

The new VMware Fusion 7.0 Professional version adds the following:

  • Designed for OS X 10.10 Yosemite and ready for the latest releases of...
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17:07
Taylor Swift Bites Apple Music Announcing No Deal...

Last week we posted a report titled "Is the Investigation into Apple Music now Turning to Taylor Swift?" In that report we rehashed the news that New York's Antitrust Bureau Chief Eric Stock was investigating the Universal Music Group (UMG) over their dealings with Apple ....

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16:45
Amplified: I’ll Eat My Own Hand

Jim and Dan talk about how the Apple Watch has changed Jim’s life for the better.

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16:29
Right Winger Newt Gingrich Reviews the Apple Watch...

Believe it or not, the right wing former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich is now a tech reviewer for Mashable. His first assignment was the Apple Watch

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16:23
Apple addresses XARA vulnerabilities, says fixes on...

Apple on Friday commented on the discovery of so-called cross-app resource access (XARA) exploits, saying it rolled out a server-side security update earlier this week and is currently working with researchers on additional fixes.

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15:43
Apple ID: Turning off two-step verification for your...

Learn how to turn off two-step verification for your Apple ID.

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15:42
Office 365 News Roundup

When we review recent Office 365 updates and improvements—something we do every couple of weeks as we pull together this news roundup—it’s usually easy to spot a general theme that ties those announcements together. Whether the theme is productivity, collaboration, teamwork or some other aspect of how Office 365 enhances the way people work, it’s rarely hard to find. Looking across the large number of diverse announcements during the past couple of weeks, however, we were stumped! So this week, we’ll keep our introduction brief and get right to the good stuff.

Let’s start with security and privacy. We gave you a closer look at our current and upcoming controls for compliance, security and organizational search that come with our next-generation information protection tools. We also started enabling organizations to...

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15:37
DxO One Bridges iPhone-DSLR Camera Divide


DxO, known for its top-notch digital imaging software, on Thursday announced a new compact camera designed to allow iPhones and iPads to capture higher-quality digital images. The DxO One is the first digital camera that plugs into the Lightning connector found on Apple devices and that uses their Retina display as a viewfinder. The iPhone is "great for capturing life's everyday moments," said DxO SVP Kirk Paulsen, and the DxO One will not replace digital DSLRs. It's something "in between the two."

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