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Friday March 20

10:00
Force Touch APIs in OS X 10.10.3

The Force Touch trackpad in the all new MacBook and updated 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display has built-in force sensors for a new level of interactivity and control within your apps. Use Force Touch APIs, including Force click, pressure sensitivity, and accelerators, to add a new dimension to your app’s user experience. Learn more about Force Touch.

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10:00
Force Touch APIs in OS X 10.10.3

The Force Touch trackpad in the all new MacBook and updated 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display has built-in force sensors for a new level of interactivity and control within your apps. Use Force Touch APIs, including Force click, pressure sensitivity, and accelerators, to add a new dimension to your app’s user experience. Learn more about Force Touch.

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09:45
This is the Apple Store’s in-ear headphone try-on...

Earlier this month we shared that Apple would soon begin allowing customers to try in-ear headphones at its retail stores. As we mentioned then, Demo Kits include six models of in-ear headphones, half of which are Beats-branded:

The following headphones are available to try out with Demo Kits (Apple’s prices listed, but linked to better prices at Amazon): RHA MA450i ($49.95), urBeats ($99.95), ...

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09:42
Adobe Flash Player updates available for OS X on...

Adobe Flash Player updates address a recently identified Adobe Flash Player web plug-in vulnerability.

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09:37
Apple releases iPhoto 9.6.1 update, works to pave...

It’s not a huge update, but it preps the way for the upcoming transition to the long-awaited OS X Photos app.

On Thursday, Apple released iPhoto 9.6.1. The update, a 1.14 gigabyte download available via OS X’s Software Update/App Store feature, offers the following fixes and changes:

-Improves compatibility when migrating iPhoto libraries to the new Photos app in the OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 (available this spring).

-Fixes an issue that caused iPhoto to display only the first 25 images in a Facebook album.

-Fixes an issue that could cause iPhoto to become unresponsive when printing an image.

As we have known for months, the...

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09:32
Report: Apple plans a new Apple TV box with an app...

Earlier this week, the Wall Street Journal reported that Apple is working on a streaming-only TV service for the Apple TV that involves channels from ABC, CBS, Fox, and a handful of others. Today, a report from Buzzfeed's John Paczkowski indicates that we may finally see a new Apple TV set-top box this summer at the Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference and that the upgraded hardware will ship with a new app store and SDK that will let developers do more with the device.

As is often the case with Apple rumors, people have been talking about the possibility of an Apple TV app store for quite a while, but the shop has never actually come to pass. Up until now, creating new channels for the...

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09:19
Rumor: Apple to release updated Apple TV with A8...

Apple may be updating the ol’ hockey puck come WWDC…

Citing sources familiar with Apple’s plans, John Paczkowski of Buzzfeed News reported on Friday that Apple will introduce a next-generation Apple TV in a matter of months. It will also apparently provide developers with a new software development kit to write applications for the new hardware.

In addition to a dedicated App Store with support for third-party software, the new Apple TV will also reportedly support Siri voice input, as well as the company’s latest A8 processor found in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Characterizing it as a “significant overhaul,” Paczkowski also said...

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09:05
Why Swiss smartwatches have no chance against the...

Quartz:

Apple didn’t just take a heritage watch case, add a screen, and shove in a microchip and a bunch of sensors. Trying to integrate one company’s microchip with another’s operating system and app ecosystem, then reconciling that combination with your company’s century-old design ideals is going to require some major compromises.

I don’t think the Swiss watchmakers have “no chance” but they are definitely behind a giant 8-ball and don’t seem to understand why. That’s lethal to their desires in this segment of the market.

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09:01
remove open directory from MDC

Forums: Troubleshooting

I'm upgrading my xSAN to mountain lion from 10.6.8. I'd like to stop using OpenDirectory on my controllers. I have my clients connected to my "real" open directory server and everything seems to work ok except I have warnings in xsan admin showing incorrect search policy. If I demote the mdc replica to standalone, xsan admin complains that it is not a replica. When I demote the mdc master to standalone OD, or connected to a OD, xSAN admin says it should be a OD master.

Is it possible to undue the original configuration to use OD? Or should I just leave it as configured and ignore the warnings?

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08:55
New York Times editor called out in wake of Apple...

Apparently everyone freaked out two days ago when New York Times staff writer Nick Bilton published a column. The column, originally titled “Could Wearable Computers Be As Harmful As Cigarettes”, but was later changed to “The Health Concerns in Wearable Tech,” earnestly points to the rising interest in smartwatches and fitness trackers and wonders if technology’s relentless march might come at a cost of our own health.

The piece began innocently enough:

We have long suspected that cellphones, which give off low levels of radiation, could lead to brain tumors, cancer, disturbed blood rhythms and other health problems if held too close to the body...

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08:50
9to5Toys Last Call: iPad mini 2 $250, LG 50″ 4K...

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

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

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08:40
Apple offers rare look inside secret Apple Watch...

In a new television segment aired on Friday, Apple offered an inside look at the previously secret health and fitness testing labs for the Apple Watch, hidden inside of a rather plain looking warehouse.

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08:38
Video: See Apple Watch animated emoji and Companion...


Here’s a couple of fun Apple Watch tidbits: for those wondering what the animated emoji look like that you can create on the Watch and send to your phones, we have been sent two examples … one of a smiley emoji and one of a ‘love’ emoji.

This feature was first shown in September as part of the Watch’s unveiling, although interestingly Apple did not show it again at the March Spring Forward event. Users can use touch to adjust the expressions and make ‘custom’ emojis to send to friends.

In addition, last week, we showed you ...

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08:30
LEGO Apple Watch

We saw this amazing LEGO Apple Watch in Jeff Gamet's Twitter stream and couldn't resist its DIY charm. Architect Neil Pann's son put it together. Well done, Master Pann! It's excellent. 

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08:24
Force Touch Trackpad Makes MacBooks More Compelling

Julio Ojeda-Zapata put Apple’s new Force Touch trackpad through its paces and found its features to be flawlessly executed, fairly useful, and wicked cool. He is not yet persuaded to give up the mouse he uses at his office desk, though.

 

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08:20
Hon Hai Executive Overseeing iPhone Production in...

It's being reported today in China that New Taipei District prosecutors on Thursday summoned a Hon Hai Precision Industry executive for questioning on allegations that he had stolen 4,000 iPhone 6 handsets.

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08:18
Tip of the Day: Seeing your Photos on a Map

You probably already know that the photos you take with your iPhone are automatically tagged with the location where you took them, and this information is pretty clearly displayed in the “Moments” section of the new iOS Photos app above each grouping of photos. What you may not have realized, however, is that you can easily view this information on a map simply by tapping any of these headings with a location name. This will take you…

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08:10
News: New Apple TV expected to debut at WWDC with...

After nearly two years of rumors and speculation on Apple’s plans for its next set-top box, a new report from BuzzFeed indicates that the company plans to debut a revamped Apple TV at this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference in June. Citing sources familiar with the company’s plans, the report suggests that Apple will choose to show the device off at WWDC along with a long-anticipated App Store for the living room screen, with…

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08:00
Apple to Debut New A8-Based Apple TV Box With App...

Apple plans to announce its next-generation Apple TV set-top box at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference in June, according to BuzzFeed News. The report, citing sources familiar with the plans, claims that the new Apple TV will be a "significant overhaul" of the streaming TV box, featuring both Siri and an App Store with an SDK available for developers to create apps.

The new Apple TV will feature Apple's latest A8 system-on-a-chip and a "dramatic increase" in internal storage, well beyond the 8GB included in the current third-generation set-top box. The addition of Siri will enable Apple TV owners to control a wide selection of HomeKit-enabled home automation devices through the set-top box, according to the report.

The new Apple TV will be part of Apple's ambitious plans to improve the TV experience, an area that iTunes...

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07:52
New Apple TV reportedly debuting at WWDC, with App...


Apple recently dropped the price of the current Apple TV.

John Paczkowski at Buzzfeed, formerly Recode, has today posted that Apple intends to debut a new Apple TV at WWDC, in the summer. Matching reports from 9to5Mac from the last year, he claims the new device (a revamp of the current hockey-puck Apple TV) will feature Siri and an App Store.

This is one of the reason’s why the new hardware would be shown at WWDC, so that developers can begin application development ahead of the product’s release.

The report claims that the device will feature more onboard storage to store applications and ‘expects’ it to use...

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07:52
Apple to reveal new Apple TV with App Store, Siri...

Apple is planning to take the wraps off of a brand new Apple TV set-top box, featuring Siri integration and support for a native App Store, at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference this June, according to a new report.

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07:51
Apple releases security update 2015-003

The update involves iCloud Keychain and the IOSurface framework (for sharing graphics surfaces between applications) and is for Yosemite 10.10.2.

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07:36
ABC Exclusive: The Top Secret Apple Watch Lab...

Apple, known for keeping its product developments under the strictest of lock-and-key, gave ABC News exclusive access into its top secret health and fitness lab, where only Apple employees became test subjects for the new Apple Watch. Apple engineers, managers and developers have been secretly volunteering for the past year in this state-of-the-art lab to participate in rowing, running, yoga...

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07:35
Review: EnerPlex Surfr for iPhone 6

EnerPlex's Surfr ($100) for iPhone 6 is a 2700 mAh battery case with one very notable bonus feature — a solar panel on the back of the case is meant to charge the case's battery "in an emergency situation." Of course, the case can also be charged regularly by using the included micro-USB cable. Surfr uses a two-piece slider design to accommodate installation and removal of an iPhone 6. The case lacks button coverage, though there is a slight lip for screen protection, and the sides of the iPhone remain covered, as well. Surfr is a bit larger and bulkier than most iPhone 6 battery cases we've seen. Lights on the bottom of the case denote how much battery life remains, and another nearby light turns red to indicate the solar panel is charging the case's battery.{/exp:char_limit}
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07:17
China Mobile: It's Time to Expand our...

According to a new report that was published in South China late yesterday, Mobile China could be poised to broaden its 14 month-old alliance with Apple ...

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07:07
Apple Watch health & fitness testing lab...

As Apple continues to build up hype for the upcoming Watch launch on April 24th, the company has given ABC News an exclusive look at the health and fitness lab used for developing the activity features for the new wearable. Jeff Williams, who introduced ResearchKit on stage earlier this month, is featured in the video interview discussing the Apple Watch’s potential impact on health, while Jay Blahnik, formerly of Nike, leads a tour inside Apple’s fitness test facility.

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07:05
AppleInsider podcast recaps exclusive Project Titan...

This week's all-new AppleInsider podcast is now available to download and subscribe in iTunes or SoundCloud, with detailed analysis of this week's news. Editors Neil Hughes and Mikey Campbell review their 'Project Titan' Apple Car report, we give a first look and thoughts on the new MacBook Force Touch trackpad, Nintendo commits to make mobile games, online Apple TV service coming this fall, and more.

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07:03
'Good Morning America' Goes Inside Apple...

ABC News this morning revealed an exclusive behind-the-scenes video of Apple's testing facility for the upcoming Apple Watch, showing off dozens of Apple employees covered in various sensor-tracking technology used to gather data for the health and fitness areas of the wearable device. Apple executives Jeff Williams and Jay Blahnik accompanied ABC on a tour of the facility.

Employees of the company, from engineers to managers and developers, have volunteered to participate in the tests for nearly two years, not knowing of the reason behind the facility until recently. Wearing masks that measure changes in breathing and other various statistics, the volunteers were put through various workout regimens including rowing, yoga, and running, in order to collect data for the Watch.

“[The employees] knew they were testing something, but they didn't...

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06:37
US Navy will fire fighter jets into the air with...

For the last 60 years, the US Navy has launched fighters from carrier decks using steam catapults. While that made for some atmospheric Top Gun shots, the jerky motion adds wear-and-tear to aircraft and pilots alike. The military is now ready to test...

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06:33
Google brings beta Places API to iOS, promises...

Google on Thursday launched a beta Places API for iOS, which should allow future apps with location sharing to use actual place names, instead of latitude and longitude.

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06:29
New Microsoft Office for Mac and iOS Accreditation...

I recently got the announcement of the new official Microsoft Office Accreditation through MacTech. I was lucky enough to sit in on the previous version of this, so thought I’d push out the information on it. It’s attached to the MacTech Pro Events that MacTech has been running:

As you know, Microsoft released a public preview of Office 2016 for Mac. MacTech and Microsoft have created a new accreditation for Apple techs called “Microsoft Office for Mac and iOS Accredited Support Professional, 2015.” Prior to the public Office 2016 announcement, we did a preview of this new course under NDA in Seattle earlier this month.

We’re now announcing the new accreditation — which covers not only Office for Mac (2011 and 2016), but also Office for iOS and Office 365. In short, anyone that supports others using Microsoft Offie on OS X or iOS should get attend and...

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06:21
Review: Aukey’s PB-N30 is the first iPhone external...

When the first iPhone 6 battery cases hit the market late last year, one 9to5Mac reader commented repeatedly that he was holding out for something with a female Lightning port on the bottom, rather than the currently ubiquitous alternative, micro-USB. Why would anyone care? Well, if an accessory can recharge using Lightning, the same charging cable you get with any iPhone can be used with its accessories, too. That means you’ll have one less cable to carry around, a convenience that inspired Apple late last year to offer accessory developers access to female Lightning connectors.

The rollout has been slow: there’s still no Apple-authorized accessory with a Lightning port, since Apple was still only ...

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06:16
Mach Software Design announces an iCloud Note Taker

Mach Software Design (http://www.machsoftwaredesign.com) has released Mach Note, an iCloud PDF note taker, audio note taker, and RTF word processor. It's available for both Mac OS X and iOS.

Mach Note uses iCloud to keep your documents in sync across all your devices. You can access your files from any device with iCloud Drive. It supports iCloud HandOff/Continuity features so you can transfer files between devices. What's more, you can record audio in M4A format with a 3D visualize and more.

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06:11
News: Daily Deal: Jamstik Wireless Smart Guitar

Today in iLounge Deals we’re offering you a chance to pick up the Jamstik Wireless Smart Guitar for a great price of $199 – 33% off the normal price. Combining real strings and frets with digital technology, you can play the Jamstik just like a normal guitar right into Garageband or your other favourite iOS app. The bundled apps make Jamstik a great tool for learning to play the guitar, with quality in-depth tutorials, yet the versatility…

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06:08
Apple subscription TV plan could help push services...

Apple's growing services business, including the App Store and Apple Pay, could account for 20 percent of its earnings in the next two years, or perhaps even sooner if the company launches its rumored subscription TV service this fall, one analyst believes.

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06:08
Tiny glass fibers are the secret to boots made for...

A team of Canadian researchers don't think cleats and studs are the way to go when it comes to winter boots. In fact they've developed what they believe are superior alternatives: ones that use minuscule bits of glass instead. The team has designed b...

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06:06
Apple's iPhone Success has Rocked the Korean...

In a January report, Counterpoint's Research Director based in Korea, Tom Kang commented on Apple's performance in Korea in this way: "No foreign brand has gone beyond the 20% market share mark in the history of Korea's smartphone industry. It has always been dominated by the global smartphone leader, Samsung – but ...

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06:00
Building AWT: Finding a new workflow and the bumps...

It's been over a month since Apple World Today launched, and it has been a whirlwind experience. Everything came together so quickly for AWT that my head was spinning for those first few weeks. Part of the chaos came from the necessary change of doing things one way at TUAW and another at AWT. Even the same posts -- my Daily Deals and Today in the App Store posts -- required a whole new workflow. My colleagues have discussed their experiences; now it is time for me share my first month at AWT.

The biggest overhaul for me with AWT was all the changes I had to make to my daily routine. The tools I previously used and the way I used them, no longer worked at AWT. I had to drop a bomb on my old routine and completely forge a new one. I enjoy changes that require me to check out new apps, but it's always been a leisurely experience. This time, however, I had to adapt quickly and get up running with new tools as soon as possible.

Hardware Challenges

One of the...

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06:00
You Should Play: Planet Quest blends music-based...

These days, keeping up with games can be a full-time job. So how do you separate the signal from the noise, the wheat from the chaff, the Temple Runs from the Temple Jumps? Allow us to help by regularly selecting a game You Should Play.

We’ve seen attempts to bring console-style music games to iPhone and iPad, with touch-based entries like Tap Tap Revenge and even adaptations of Rock Band and Guitar Hero—but they’ve been serviceable at best without instrument controllers. And curiously, all of those have since been removed from the App Store!

Instead, the best mobile rhythm games have been those designed from the ground up for touch: Experiences that connect you to the music with a tap, free of excessive interface elements or complicated gameplay. I’m talking Groove Coaster, Taito’s amazing blend of electronic music and...

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05:52
The Force Touch trackpad and the power of bumpy...

The latest version of iMove shows off the Force Touch trackpad and its bumpy pixels. Fascinating technology.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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05:42
FBI accuses NYPD officer of scamming road accident...

When most people are short of cash, they either sell some junk on eBay or get a second job. NYPD Auxiliary Deputy Inspector Yehuda Katz, on the other hand, decided to try something a little more audacious: a scam that involved breaking into into the ...

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05:15
The inside story of how Apple’s ResearchKit was born

Great story, not only for this fantastic bit:

After Friend’s talk, O’Reilly approached the doctor, and, in typical tight-lipped Apple fashion, said: “I can’t tell you where I work, and I can’t tell you what I do, but I need to talk to you,” Friend recalls. Friend was intrigued, and agreed to meet for coffee.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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05:04
Who’s got the Apple Watch sensor data?

Ask ten different apps how many steps you took today and you’ll no doubt get ten different answers. Why? And what’s the fix?

∞ Read this on The Loop

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05:00
Mars One Could Turn Out to Be Mars Zero


Mars One, a Dutch nonprofit organization aiming to land the first humans on Mars and establish a space colony by 2025, appears to have run into trouble. Astrophysicist Joseph Roche, one of the 100 shortlisted candidates, was excited about the project until recently. However, his disposition has soured. At best, things are not quite what they appear to be, according to Roche. He pointed to an assessment of the Mars One mission that concludes, in essence, that the project is not feasible within its established parameters.

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04:36
SCSC releases Scannerz 1.9.9.10 for Mac OS X

Software and Computer System Company (SCSC) has released Scannerz 1.9.9.10 (http://scsc-online.com) for Mac OS X.

The Scannerz package is a set of hard drive, SSD, and system analysis tools designed to help users isolate hardware, system, and performance problems. The package consists of Scannerz, Performance Probe 2, Phoenix, and FSE or FSE-lite. With the release of Mac OS Yosemite Apple is placing more emphasis on Core Storage technology, and SCSC has responded by expanding the products handing of both Core Storage and Apple RAID components.

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04:28
Sponsored Data to expand mobile connectivity to...

Sponsored data provides a useful business model for bringing mobile data to new users in emerging markets and to new device types —according to a new report from Strategy Analytics (www.strategyanalytics.com).

With sponsored data business models, third party companies like consumer brands, web stores or enterprises can pay the mobile operator for data used by consumers or employees to access their content in a toll-free model, or can offer data rewards like loyalty points. Key findings from the research group's report:

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04:25
CrossOver 14.1 - Run Windows apps on your Mac. (Demo)

CrossOver can get your Windows productivity applications and PC games up and running on your Mac quickly and easily. CrossOver runs the Windows software that you need on Mac at home, in the office, or at school without purchasing a Windows license, without rebooting your computer, and without having to use a virtual machine. And CrossOver can run a wide range of Windows software. Check the What Runs database on the developer's Web site.

Easy Installs!
Many Windows titles can be installed using our CrossTie technology. If you have CrossOver installed, and have the installer for your Windows software, simply click the button in our Compatibility Database, and CrossOver will automatically install your application for you!

Compatibility Center Statistics:

  • 10,961 applications in database
  • 1,761 gold medal applications in database
  • 1,261...

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04:17
Tunnelblick 3.5beta08 - GUI for OpenVPN (beta). (...

Tunnelblick is a free, open source graphic user interface for OpenVPN on OS X. It provides easy control of OpenVPN client and/or server connections. It comes as a ready-to-use application with all necessary binaries and drivers (including OpenVPN, easy-rsa, and tun/tap drivers). No additional installation is necessary -- just add your configuration and encryption information.

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

Support is provided by the Tunnelblick Discussion Group.



Version 3.5beta08 (4236):

  • Security Update: Includes OpenSSL 1.0.1m. See...

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04:17
Force Touch features in iMovie illustrate the power...

Haptic feedback features found in a recent iMovie update illustrate the power of Apple’s new Force Touch trackpad to provide feedback, not just as an input device, says one of the pioneers of the technology.

Freelance film editor Alex Gollner first noticed Apple was using the trackpad to provide tactile feedback in a recent update to iMovie.

When dragging a video clip to its maximum length, you’ll get feedback letting you know you’ve hit the end of the clip. Add a title and you’ll get feedback as the title snaps into position at the beginning or end of a clip. Subtle feedback is also provided with the alignment guides that appear in the Viewer when cropping clips.

Apple showed-off the Force Touch feature when announcing the new...

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04:10
Kool Tools: GraphicConverter 9.6

Lemke Software's GraphicConverter 9.6 is a powerful update to its image utility for OS X that offers the ability to export in almost 80 different formats. GraphicConverter is a universal image editing program that features image conversion from more than 200 graphic file formats. Version 9.6 offers:

* Ability to open files in 200 graphics formats
* Ability to export in almost 80 different formats
* Import directly from camera (also RAW)
* Catalog generation (web, print, picture)
* TWAIN and image capture interface for scanners

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03:30
Nintendo making mobile games was inevitable, and it...

For players of all stripes, the name Nintendo is synonymous with gaming. But for die-hard enthusiasts—at least, the ones not blinded by nostalgia—it’s a name also associated with stubbornness, and a slowness to adapt to market changes and emerging trends.

Like when Nintendo opted not to embrace CD-ROMs in the mid-90s, instead sticking with expensive-to-produce, space-limited cartridges for the Nintendo 64. That allowed the PlayStation to take over the market, but of course, there’s an extensive backstory to that whole fiasco. Nintendo has also run into issues with its chilly relationships with third-party developers, its frustratingly slow embrace of online gaming, and its insistence on using aging tech to power recent hardware.

To read this article in full or to...

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01:00
Support corner webcast: Outlook connectivity with...

Join us this Tuesday, March 24 at 9 a.m. PST/12 p.m. ET, when we will talk about MAPI over HTTP, which is a new transport used to connect Outlook and Exchange. We will also discuss some troubleshooting tips and tricks.

To add the webcast to your calendar, visit Office 365| Summit Events.

Presenters

Nagesh Mahadev started at Microsoft about 14 years ago on the Exchange Messaging team and worked with some of Microsoft’s largest premier customers to resolve mission critical and highly complex issues that involve their messaging infrastructures. Focused on cloud technologies for a few years, Nagesh authored several guided walk-through’s and blogs.  

Jon Bradley started at Microsoft as a contractor in late 1999 on the PPS Exchange 24×7 team and became a full-time employee or “Blue Badge” in April of 2000...

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01:00
Office 365 news roundup

Microsoft makes some of the world’s most popular productivity tools, but we know from experience that true productivity is sometimes an elusive goal.

Would it surprise you to learn that the average knowledge worker today spends “an estimated 28 percent of the workweek managing email and nearly 20 percent looking for internal information or tracking down colleagues who can help with specific tasks?” Those are the facts, according to the McKinsey Global Institute. That means many highly skilled professionals are devoting almost half their working hours to routine tasks rather than focusing on creative, innovative work. That’s one reason why we spend so much of our time improving Office 365 and our other productivity tools to make them even more useful and efficient.

During the past couple of weeks, we have highlighted a number of new features, updates and improvements...

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Thursday March 19

23:13
New Interview Offers 'Inside Look' at...

ResearchKit, Apple's new open-source medical framework, was one of the unexpected announcements during the company's Spring Forward media event. Dr. Stephen Friend, one of the key members of the ResearchKit team, talked about the potential genesis of the project in a new interview with Fusion (via iMore).

In September 2013, nearly one and a half years before ResearchKit was unveiled, Friend was at Stanford's MedX conference giving a talk about the future of medical research. He explained how he envisioned an open source system where users could upload their medical data to the cloud for researchers to use in trials.

Sitting in the audience that day was Michael O'Reilly, M.D., the former...

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21:36
Insiders detail beginnings of Apple's...

After a surprise debut earlier in March, Apple's open source ResearchKit framework is being hailed by some as the future of distributed medical research. Dr. Stephen Friend, who worked on the project and now serves as a medical technology advisor at Apple, paints a picture of the tool's early days.

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20:59
iPhoto 9.6.1 - Import, edit, and share your photos...

iPhoto lets you do more than you ever thought possible with your photos. It gives you easy ways to find, sort, and rediscover your favorites. Simple but powerful editing tools let you turn good shots into magnificent ones. And you can share your photos in all kinds of great ways, including fun slideshows, Facebook, and Twitter -- even professional-quality prints, photo books, cards, and calendars. iPhoto isn't just a collection of pictures. It's a collection of possibilities.



Version 9.6.1:

  • Improves compatibility when migrating iPhoto libraries to the new Photos app in the OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 (available this spring)
  • Fixes an issue that caused iPhoto to display only the first 25 images in a Facebook album
  • Fixes an issue that could cause iPhoto to become unresponsive when printing an image



  • OS X 10.10 or later



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18:05
Apple Removes Intego's 'VirusBarrier...

Apple appears to be cracking down on "anti-virus" apps in the iOS App Store, in an effort to prevent customers from believing iOS devices are capable of contracting viruses and malware. Intego, a company that produces anti-virus software for Mac and iOS, recently had its VirusBarrier iOS app pulled from the App Store.

VirusBarrier was an app designed to scan external files stored in the cloud or attached to emails, to detect viruses that might be sent on to vulnerable devices.

Intego CEO Jeff Erwin announced the removal of the app from the iOS App Store yesterday, and pointed towards a larger culling of all anti-virus apps available on Apple's platform. MacRumors spoke to Erwin this afternoon to shed some light on why Apple opted to remove VirusBarrier...

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18:00
Today in the App Store -- CARROT Weather, PDF Expert...

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 50% discount on PDF Expert 5, the exciting new CARROT Weather, and a feature-filled update to Pixelmator. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can.

iOS Apps Now Free

The PewDiePie Soundboard [Now free, down from $0.99] Here it is - the FIRST and ORIGINAL PewDiePie Soundboard for iOS with more than 250+ PewDiePie-qoutes!

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17:25
Launcher for iPhone returns after six months

In September 2014, developer Greg Gardner received a call from Apple about his app, Launcher. The app featured Today widgets that launched a variety of third-party apps, and that made Cupertino nervous. "The short story is," Greg told me, "[Apple] told me to remove the widget or they'd take down the app. They also told me that they are usually restrictive when it comes to new functionality and that they sometime loosen the restrictions over time." Apparently that time has come, as Launcher returned to the App Store this week after a six-month absence.

But it wasn't an easy process.

Greg spent the last six months working on "various takes" on Launcher. In January, he released Music Launcher, which we reviewed here. Music...

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17:17
With TV à La Carte Just around the Corner is Apple...

Mediatech Capital Partners' Porter Bibb was on Bloomberg TV yesterday and downplayed Apple's next move into TV bundling. Bibb stated: "I think Apple is ‘too little, too late,' and the cable industry is really not bothered by Apple's entry." He later added that Apple has been fooling around with television for over a decade and that Apple TV was a consumer product failure.

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17:00
AWT News Update: March 19, 2015

A few tidbits of Apple-related news for your Thursday:

  • A number of airlines are preparing Apple Watch apps to provide owners of the new device with pre and post flight information as well as flight status during their trips. 
  • An update is available for iPhoto, perparing the way for migration of iPhoto libraries to the new Photos app when it launches later this spring.
  • Antivirus and antimalware apps appear to be disappearing from the iOS App Store, and that's a good thing.
  • Apple replaced AT&T as part of the Dow Jones Industrial Average today.

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16:35
Fitness Magazine Shares Behind-the-Scenes Details on...

The Apple Watch has already been spotted within the pages of several fitness and fashion-oriented magazines during the month of March as Apple makes an advertising push ahead of the device's launch, and as of this week, it's also scored a spot on the cover of Fitness Magazine.

On the cover, model Kate Bock wears an Apple Watch sport with an aluminum band. The Apple Watch feature focuses heavily on images and doesn't offer much in the way of details compared to other Apple Watch magazine spots, but Fitness shared some information about the shoot with MacRumors, giving us an interesting inside look at Apple's Apple Watch marketing efforts.

Apple first reached out to the magazine about HealthKit following the launch of the iPhone 6, which developed into a relationship that allowed Fitness to be the first women's magazine to photograph the Apple Watch back in early December.

The...

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16:31
How Secure Is the Apple Watch?


Apple typically has impeccable timing for its new product introductions, but that may not be the case with its new smartwatch. In a gala event last week, the company announced model and pricing details for its Apple Watch. That came just six days after questions were raised about the security of its mobile payment platform. Those questions haven't gone away, and now they're also being asked about Apple's smartwatch. As more wearable gadgets hit the market, they'll start appearing on the radar of hackers.

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16:16
Apple debuts programatic iAd buys on iTunes Radio...

Apple on Thursday officially started accepting programatic, or automated, iAd buys for iTunes Radio and rolled out a new user targeting feature called Customer Match.

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16:00
Ulysses for Mac 2.0 and Ulysses for iPad: A dynamic...

For developers, just updating one app or publishing a new one can be a major undertaking. So imagine what the team at The Soulmen went through recently when they updated both their Ulysses for Mac Version 2.0 text editing app and created a new companion iPad app. After a long beta period for both apps, they’re now available and I’m happy to say that they’re both fantastic.

First, let’s look at Ulysses for Mac 2.0 (US$44.99), which has the distinction of being one of current Editors’ Choice picks on the Mac App Store. I’ve used Ulysses on and off for years to write blog posts offline, and the latest iteration definitely shows that the developers have thought about the writing process.

The writing space for Ulysses 2.0 can be as detailed or as spare as you wish. Want nothing but a blank piece of paper to type on? No problem (see image below). I usually like to...

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15:39
Apple releases iPhoto 9.6.1 for Mac OS X

Apple has released iPhoto 9.6.1, which improves compatibility when migrating iPhoto libraries to the new Photos app in Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 — which will be available this spring.

It also fixes an issue that caused iPhoto to display only the first 25 images in a Facebook album, as well as an issue that could cause iPhoto to become unresponsive when printing an image. You can download the updates from the Mac App Store under Updates.

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15:39
Apple introduces automated buying and improved...

Advertisers looking to make automated ad purchases on Apple’s iTunes Radio platform will finally be able to do so thanks to changes the company is rolling out now. While in-app iAds have been available for automated targeting for some time now, audio ads that run on free iTunes Radio accounts have always only been available through Apple’s sales representatives.

Enhanced customer targeting is also being added to the iAd offering. User phone numbers and email addresses can be anonymously compared against advertisers’ in-house data. iAd Workbench will also allow advertisers to target specific segments of the iTunes Radio userbase, utilizing the Customer Match feature that has been available to in-app ads since it was released last year.

As with banners and other iAds, users who opt-out of targeted advertisments will be exempted from the service. While...

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15:32
Amazon given green light for U.S. drone tests,...

The Federal Aviation Administration on Thursday granted Amazon permission to conduct experimental unmanned aircraft operations in U.S. airspace, marking a significant step forward in the company's plans to roll out a drone delivery service.

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14:52
Google Maps iOS app adds full-screen maps, improved...

Google Maps for iPhone and iPad has received an update to version 4.4.0 bringing a new full-screen map view, improved transit directions and voice search, and the ability to filter search results for Zagat-reviewed restaurants.

Google notes that the new full-screen mode can be activated by “tapping an empty spot on the map,” while improved voice search brings the ability to “type, or tap the mic and say, “directions to” a place for faster results.”

The update also includes new transit line colors on maps when viewing transit directions and a Zagat filter for restaurants in search results.

The updated Google Maps app for iOS, version 4.4.0, is available on the App Store now.

What’s New in Version 4.4.0

• View a full-screen map...

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14:45
Airlines Embrace Apple Watch With Upcoming Apps

At its Apple Watch event on March 9, Apple highlighted several apps that will be available on the Apple Watch, including an app from American Airlines, which will let users receive flight information, check in for their flights, and more.

Since then, several other airlines have also announced upcoming apps for the Apple Watch, giving us a hint at some of the ways the Apple Watch will be used to make our lives easier. British Airways, for example, has just announced a British Airways app for the Apple Watch, which will be available beginning on April 24.

Through a glance option, which is accessed by swiping right on the watch face, the British Airways app will display a summary of a customer's next flight, offering details like flight number, flight status, a countdown to departure time, and the weather at the destination. All of that information will be available at a single glance, preventing users from...

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14:40
En Garde, Apple! The Luxe Android Smartwatch Is...


By the end of this year, Apple fans won't be the only ones who can flash a smartwatch worth thousands of dollars on their wrist; Android aficionados will be able to do the same. Google, Intel and Swiss watchmaker Tag Heuer on Thursday jointly announced plans to make a luxury Swiss smartwatch. They were skimpy on the details, but various leaks and media reports suggest that the device may look like the Tag Heuer Carrera, a watch available in several designs priced from $2,500 up. How this will play out in the market remains to be seen.

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14:30
Daily Deals for March 19, 2015, featuring 50% off...

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

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Readdle PDF Expert 5 [On sale for $4.99, down from $9.99] PDF Expert 5 is a must-have app for anyone who reads, annotates or edits PDF documents on iPad or iPhone. It allows you to mark up documents with highlights and handwriting, insert text and stamps, sign and even merge PDFs

MacPhun Focus [Now free, down from $9.99] To celebrate the launch of AppleWorld.Today, photo...

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14:28
Apple issues iPhoto update in preparation of Photos...

Apple on Thursday released a trio of software updates for Mac owners, including a bug and compatibility fix for iPhoto, and twin security updates for OS X 10.10.2, matched to different hardware.

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14:15
Typinator 6.5

Disables system-wide smart substitutions by default and adds support for French quoting style. (€24.99 new, free update, 6.9 MB)

 

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14:15
Audio Hijack 3.0.3

Reduces overall latency and fixes a timer-related bug associated with Daylight Saving Time. ($49 new, free update, 14.3 MB)

 

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13:55
Apple releases two security updates for Yosemite

Apple has released two security updates for Mac OS X Yosemite.


What do they do? Hard to say. Apple's notes only say that they're "recommended for all users and improves the security of OS X,"

You can download the updates from the Mac App Store under Updates.

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13:39
5 Days Left: Free LG optical drive, Free Audio-...

For just 5 more days, we're give away $200 in accessories -- a free LG portable CD/DVD drive and free pair of Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Pro headphones -- with the purchase of BTO mid-2014 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pro (with fresh price drops on 13" models). Readers can also pair the offer with an AppleCare rebate, which delivers the lowest price anywhere for these models with Apple's extended protection.

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13:22
The truth about Apple Pay

From an article I wrote for Fortune:

The fact that none of these guys brought up or seemed at all concerned about cybertheft may tell you more than any headline that contains the words Apple, Pay and Fraud.

There’s too much fear-mongering going around these days.

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13:17
Apple releases security update for Yosemite 10.10.2...

Apple has released a new security update for OS X Yosemite, and a separate version of the update for Macs released in early 2015, including the new 13″ MacBook Pro with Force Touch trackpads and the upcoming MacBook.

The update is available for users running OS X 10.10.2 in the Updates tab of the Mac App Store, or as a standalone installer at the links above. Users on the public beta of OS X 10.10.3 apparently do not need the update, since the newer operating system likely already includes fixes for the problems addressed by this release.

Apple has not yet released the update notes to explain what has been fixed.

iPhoto has also been updated to improve compatibility with the upcoming Photos app that replaces...

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13:12
Gear: Twelve South Book Book for iPhone 6 Plus

Twelve South’s Book Book for iPhone 6 Plus is a cool case that looks like a book. Available in black or brown leather, your friends will see you carrying this and suddenly wonder if you’ve gotten religious on them.

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13:03
Streaming music rises, CD sales fall and Apple may...

This may be behind the reason that Apple acquired Beats and its associated streaming music service last year.

As of now, revenue from music streaming is now overshadowing CD sales in the US, according to new data published by the Recording Industry Association of America on Thursday, signalling a sea-change in favor of services like Spotify, Pandora, and Beats Music.

Music streaming revenues from 2014 totaled US$1.87 billion, up 29 percent year-over-year, while CD sales fell 12.7 percent to US$1.85 billion, the RIAA said. The streaming category includes not just standard Internet radio but also...

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12:57
iMovie gains haptic feedback on Apple's new...

iMovie has become the first of Apple's apps to receive support for haptic feedback via the new Force Touch trackpad, providing a glimpse of Apple's plans for the technology.

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12:54
Review: IK Multimedia iRig 2 Guitar Interface

IK Multimedia returns to its roots with its new iRig 2 guitar interface ($40), the direct successor to its original 2010 iRig. iRig 2 aims to provide a more affordable, analog version of the company's iRig HD, retaining the analog connections of the 2010 original while adding a few additional nice touches such as an adjustable input gain control, 1/4" amp output, and a new direct passthrough mode.{/exp:char_limit}

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12:30
Satechi GoMate: Saving your iPhone from accidental...

Satechi GoMate. Photo for Apple World Today by Steve Sande, ©2015, All Rights Reserved

Satechi has a great idea for anyone who spends time around water with their iPhone, whether it’s a day at the beach, trout fishing on your favorite stream, or paddling a kayak on the local pond. It’s called the GoMate (US$19.99, affiliate link) and it’s a waterproof case for any iPhone except the iPhone 6 Plus.

Basically, you can think of GoMate as fancy Zip-loc bag with some additional features that make it perfect for fun in the sun (or rain). The GoMate comes in three colors — orange, black and white — and all you need to do to get full IPX8 waterproof protection in up to 20 feet of water is to slide your iPhone in top first with the screen facing the clear material, squeeze the “zipper” closed to ensure watertightness, and then fold over the Velcro™ tab to ensure that your phone is locked in. There’s an included...

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12:15
Apple Watch Band Adapters Begin Hitting Crowdfunding...

The Apple Watch is still several weeks away from making its official debut, but that hasn't stopped dozens of inventors from coming up with accessories for the device, and many of those ideas are showing up on crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo.

Along with charging stands, band adapters are a popular category for crowdfunding campaigns, and several different projects have been started with the hope of creating solutions that will allow the Apple Watch to be used with third-party watch bands.

Earlier this month, we covered the Click Apple Watch band adapter, showing off a 3D printed prototype, and now that project has been further developed and...

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12:11
Apple reportedly cracks down on antivirus apps from...


Searching for ‘antivirus’ now only shows games or Find My iPhone-esque apps.

Apple has seemingly decided to crack down on antivirus and antimalware apps, removing them from the App Store. Although there has been no official statement from Apple on a policy change, Apple’s loose guidelines allow them to pull pretty much anything at any time, particularly something like antivirus which has questionable utility within the sandboxed iOS environment of iPhones and iPads.

One casualty of the removal is Intego’s VirusBarrier, which claims that this takedown was not specific to its product with Apple deciding the entire category of antivirus products is now off-limits.

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12:06
Google, Intel team with TAG Heuer on luxury Android...

At today's inauguration of the Baselworld 2015 watch and jewelry expo in Switzerland, watchmaker TAG Heuer announced a partnership with Google and Intel on a new luxury smartwatch, due to launch sometime before the end of 2015.

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11:54
Pixelmator for iPad 1.1 Is now available

Pixelmator:

We’re super excited to finally let you know that the new and awesome Pixelmator for iPad update is out now.

Just to remind you—Pixelmator for iPad is the best image editor on the iPad and it is one of the most innovative and technologically advanced iOS apps ever built. And oh, if you are a Mac user and not that interested in iOS, just listen for a sec: All the cool things we now make for the iPad are coming to the Mac. But more on that later.

In the meantime, read on to find out what we’ve packed for you in Pixelmator for iPad 1.1 Aquarelle.

Along with Snapseed, Pixelmator is my go to app for editing photos on the iPad. I’m really excited to start playing with the new features in this version.

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10:58
Macs not vulnerable to BadUSB attack

TidBITS:

“The new MacBook’s single port comes with a major security risk,” proclaims The Verge. Gizmodo took The Verge’s story a step further with, “The NSA Is Going to Love These USB-C Charging Cables.” So what’s the big deal, and is there any fire behind all this hot air?

These articles are pure clickbait.

As always, when it comes to Macs and security, always wait for Rich Mogull to weigh in before going off half cocked. I’m looking at you, Tech Media.

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10:54
Get ready for a new Apple Store experience when...

The Apple Watch release will usher in a new experience at Apple Stores, one that’s more like buying a wedding dress than a new gadget.

According to a recent 9to5Mac report, Apple Store customers will be able to book 15-minute appointments to try on an Apple Watch beginning April 10, and then reserve one for pick-up on the 24th. This won’t be your typical shopping trip, where you wander around and play with gadgets to your heart’s content. The Apple Watch experience will be a guided one, with employees ready to assist when you try on the Apple Watch Sport or regular Apple Watch.

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10:35
Winclone 5 adds backup for Boot Camp

Twocanoes Software (www.twocanoes.com) has rolled out Winclone 5, a new version of the Boot Camp cloning and migration solution for the Mac.

Winclone is designed to help everyone who uses dual boot Macs with Boot Camp more easily create snapshots, clone partitions or migrate Boot Camp systems and more. New in Winclone 5 is Winclone Backup, a utility for backing up mission-critical Boot Camp user files and a new consumer edition, Winclone Basic for no-frills Boot Camp backup.

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10:17
CARROT Weather’s forecast includes a 100% chance of...


You all remember CARROT, right? The sadistic, sarcastic artificial intelligence that powers a collection of productivity and fitness applications has returned for a fifth app. The latest piece of software to join the CARROT family is CARROT Weather.

As you may have gathered from the title, this new app helps you track current and upcoming weather conditions with the snark that only CARROT can really nail. The Weather app is much simpler in presentation than its predecessors, but it’s just as robust as you’ve come to expect from this line of...

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10:15
US streaming music revenues eclipse CD sales for...

Revenue from music streaming is now overshadowing CD sales in the US, according to new data published by the Recording Industry Association of America on Thursday, signalling a sea-change in favor of services like Spotify, Pandora, and Beats Music.

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10:06
Fantastical 2 for Mac teaser

On May 17, 2011 we reinvented calendaring; On March 25, 2015 we’ll reinvent Fantastical itself.

I’ll say this: you’re going to love this new version.

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09:51
Angry Birds maker says profit fell 73 percent in 2014

Mobile games maker Rovio reported its operating profit fell 73 percent last year due to a drop in its licensing business, a latest sign its breakthrough Angry Birds brand is losing its appeal.

Ouch.

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09:40
Winclone 5: Boot Camp cloning utility for OS X

Winclone 5 is the most complete solution for protecting your Boot Camp Windows system against data loss. Winclone is the most reliable cloning solution when migrating Boot Camp to a new Mac. The all new Winclone Backup feature provides scheduled, incremental snapshots of your files so you can retrieve earlier versions or accidentally deleted data.

Looks like a great utility if you have a Boot Camp partition.

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09:26
“You should use DuckDuckGo”

Casey Liss lays out the reasons he chooses to use DuckDuckGo as his search engine.

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09:21
PDFpen Scan+ 2.0 features touch-free scanning

Smile, the developer of productivity applications for Mac, iPad and iPhone, has released PDFpen Scan+ 2.0, a new version of their mobile scanning and OCR app for iPhone and iPad. This new version has a redesigned camera screen with auto-scan mode, which will take the scan, automatically crop, and assign editing presets—all without a tap.

I love Smile’s software.

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09:19
Review: Eyefi’s new Mobi Pro brings improved...

As a photographer, I’ve been thrilled to see iPhones become compelling replacements for standalone point-and-shoot cameras. Our world has improved in both measurable and immeasurable ways from widespread, immediate access to quality photography; the images documenting our lives are more compelling and numerous than ever before.

But professional photographers toting DSLRs now struggle to stand out from amateurs with iPhones. The Chicago Sun-Times infamously fired its entire photography department in favor of using images from iPhones and wire services, a move...

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09:15
This Japanese inn has been open for 1,300 years

The Atlantic:

Houshi Ryokan was founded in 718. It is one of the oldest family businesses in the world; 46 generations have managed the ryokan in its 1,300 years. Filmmaker Fritz Schumann profiles the current caretakers, Zengoro and Chizuko Houshi, as they struggle to determine the ryokan’s future after the death of their only son.

Such a sad story about a family seemingly trapped by the weight of their own history and traditions.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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09:03
Fast, luxurious & sensible: What the personal...

With rumors of an Apple Car comes speculation about its potential design, and AppleInsider took a look at the personal vehicles drive by some of Apple's top executives to see how that might influence the company's thinking.

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09:02
9to5Toys Last Call: Incase MacBook cases $25, iTunes...

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

Today’s can’t miss deals:
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09:00
Office 365 Developer Podcast: Episode 038 on...
09:00
Office 365—monthly Dev Digest for March

This month’s Office 365 Dev Digest was written by Jeremy Thake, technical product manager for the Office 365 Dev team.

Welcome to the first monthly Dev Digest designed to help you—the Office 365 developer—keep up-to-date with what’s new in Office 365 development. Our team discussed doing this based on feedback from the Yammer Network community. We understand people want various ways to keep up with what’s new in our dev world beyond engaging on the Yammer O365 dev groups on a daily basis; following along on the weekly podcast hosted by myself or attending our major conferences twice a year for a wrap-up of where we are. The monthly Dev Digest was conceived from this understanding and feedback.

In the future, keep an eye out for the monthly Dev Digest on the third Thursday of every month.

Announcing the...

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09:00
Sammamish High School—six months of OneNote Class...

Today’s post was written by Bill Palmer, Ed.D, curriculum developer at Sammamish High School (Bellevue School District, WA).

Sammamish High School is a public, neighborhood high school serving 950 students in a diverse suburb of Seattle. Our students come from 53 different countries and speak 42 different languages. Sammamish prides itself on having a collaborative approach to problem-solving, a commitment to teacher leadership, and a focus on college and career readiness for all students. Over the last five years, we have been shifting to a problem-based learning (PBL) in every content area (for more information about PBL check out this case study).

On the second day of school we distributed laptops with digital ink capacity to all of our students. Within...

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09:00
Five ways to fund your iOS or OS X app addiction

I enjoy apps and can’t get enough of them. I’m always installing the latest new apps or app updates just to check them out. Though fun, these impulse purchases can get expensive. Over the years, I’ve adopted several reliable methods to help fund my iOS and OS X app addiction.

Sign up for beta access

Many app developers run beta programs that allow you test out apps that are under development. You get the app for free under a non-disclosure agreement and provide feedback to developers. It's a win-win situation for app lovers -- not only do you get access to unreleased versions of apps, you also get to play a critical role in the app development process. Readdle, Omni Group and others have beta programs.

Save loose change and bring it to Coinstar

I often use cash for purchases and save all the change in a jar. Each month, I gather up that loose change...

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08:57
Apple execs talk developing ResearchKit: ‘there’s a...


Apple SVP Jeff Williams announcing ResearchKit

Following the introduction of ResearchKit at this month’s Apple event, Apple executives Jeff Williams and Bud Tribble held a question and answer session with Apple employees regarding the new initiative, according to a source who provided a transcript of the conversation. Williams, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Operations, is the top executive in charge of Apple’s health engineering initiatives, including the Apple Watch, HealthKit, ResearchKit, and fitness software. Tribble is a Software Engineering Vice President with a medical background as a doctor, and he organized many of the partnerships for both HealthKit and ResearchKit…

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08:56
Audio Hijack 3.0.3 - Record and enhance audio from...

Audio Hijack (was Audio Hijack Pro) drastically changes the way you use audio on your computer, giving you the freedom to listen to audio when you want and how you want. Record and enhance any audio with Audio Hijack - it's the cornerstone of your digital audio experience.

Audio Hijack will allow you to record any application's audio, from Internet streams to DVD audio and everywhere in between. If your machine can play it, Audio Hijack can record it. And that's not all - Audio Hijack will also enhance any audio, unsing industry-standard VST and AudioUnit audio effects to make your music sound incredible. Record. Enhance. Enjoy!



Version 3.0.3:

  • Major Enhancement: Overall latency in Audio Hijack has been massively reduced, and improvements to prevent latency from growing have been made as well. If you had issues with latency previously, please test this new version.
  • Critical Bug Fix: Due to faulty logic, on days when...

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08:53
Mac: Twelve South BaseLift for MacBook

If you do a lot of typing on your MacBook on the go, you may have discovered that the angle isn’t always optimal for comfort. That’s what Twelve South hopes to address with BaseLift for MacBook ($40), an integrated stand and laptop pad that’s always ready to both protect your lap and bring your MacBook to the optimal typing angle for doing serious work.

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08:43
Analyst predicts Apple streaming TV service to be...

No one’s quite sure how much an Apple streaming/Web TV service would cost per month, but guesses are being made.

Rod Hall of J.P. Morgan issued a note to investors on Wednesday, in which he said a US$40-per-month price tag for a subscription TV service would be too high.

In his view, the incremental cost of cable television service from a provider like Comcast, in addition to basic Internet, is less than US$40 per month. And so if Apple were to exceed the price of a basic cable package, there would be very little reason for consumers to “cut the cord” and go with a streaming-only solution from Apple.

The rumored price range for the service, which said...

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08:38
Review: Ring Video Doorbell is a simple smart home...

Today we’re taking a look at the Ring Video Doorbell. This may be familiar to some of you out there as it was featured in our Top Smart Home Tech of CES 2015 article a few months back, but we’ve finally got our hands on it and today we’re going to see what it’s all about…

As you’ve probably guessed this is a doorbell, but what makes it so special? Well first off, it’s a connected device with an HD (720p) camera that pairs up with an iOS or Android device via WiFi and can be accessed anywhere in the world. This doorbell will...

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08:36
Sony Vue streaming TV service launches on...

Sony's new Internet-based streaming TV service Vue is now available on PlayStation consoles in select markets, and will be coming soon to Apple's iPad, as cable cutting options available to consumers continue to grow.

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08:31
The New Salesforce App for "Outlook for the Mac...

Everyday millions of people around the world use Outlook and Salesforce to help run their businesses. In Office 2013, Microsoft introduced Apps for Office to let their partners add capabilities to Office, to extend it and integrate it with the services that users use every day to help them be even more productive in Office. As part of our ongoing...

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08:27
Atari’s new gamified fitness app lets you unlock...


Atari is releasing a new fitness app today called Atari Fit that lets users unlock classic Atari arcade games by working out.

The app acts as a personal trainer of sorts with over 100 exercises and fitness routines as well as integration with Apple’s Health app and fitness tracking wearables like Fitbit and Jawbone.

It also has a few interesting gaming features including multiplayer, online leaderboards, and the ability unlock classic Atari games like Pong, Super Breakout, and Centipede:

Multiplayer – Play with friends all over the world anytime. Join a team and workout together or race against...

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08:19
Apple Store employees undergoing final Watch...

With April 10th and the launch of the Apple Watch approaching, Apple Store retail employees have been receiving special training on the device, but special meetings will take place at retail stores starting next week to give all retail employees a chance to go hands-on with the watch.

Many employees will see the watch in person for the first time at this point, and Apple will use the meetings to give them further training on the device. In its training materials, Apple has told employees they will “be the first to see Apple Watch, the first to try it on and the first to share it with the world.”

After that training period, the Apple...

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08:08
News: Daily Deal: BACtrack Mobile Smartphone...

Today in iLounge Deals we’re offering our readers a great deal on the new BACtrack Mobile Smartphone Breathalyzer for only $84.99—a savings of 57% off the normal price. BACtrack connects to your iOS device via Bluetooth and estimates your blood alcohol content (BAC) using a law enforcement-grade fuel cell sensor, with a companion app that can even estimate when your BAC will return to zero. You can also save your results, including what…

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07:27
Mini-review: Oneadapter Twist/Plus World Charging...

Standardizing on USB was arguably the best thing ever to happen to gadget lovers. Instead of having an unholy mess of chargers cluttering up your home, you just need a few USB cables and something to plug them into. I’ve previously reviewed the Lightning Rabbit Triforce and Truffol Station 5 USB chargers, which offer stylish options for the home or office. We’ve also reviewed a bunch of others.

When travelling, though, I pack light. I tend to just charge everything from my MacBook Pro, which is convenient but doesn’t offer the fastest of charging speeds. The Oneadapter Twist...

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07:25
Fully-functional Launcher returns to App Store,...

Popular shortcut app Launcher has been allowed back into the iOS App Store with all of its original features, while Pixelmator for iPad has been updated with a large assortment of improvements, including watercolor tools.

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07:04
Tag Heuer Partnering With Google and Intel to Build...

Swiss luxury watch maker TAG Heuer on Thursday at the Baselworld watch convention in Switzerland announced that it is partnering with Google and Intel to create a connected smartwatch. TAG Heuer will be responsible for designing and manufacturing the watch, which will have an Intel microprocessor and use Google's Android Wear platform. The smartwatch will be released later this year, at which point specific pricing and features will be revealed.

TAG Heuer's Carrera contemporary luxury sport watch
TAG Heuer has high expectations for its upcoming smartwatch, with CEO Jean-Claude Biver calling it his "biggest announcement ever" in 40 years of working in the industry. The executive also predicted that the product will be the "greatest connected...

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07:04
As Predicted, Tag Heuer Partners with Intel for New...

In early December we reported that one of the leading Swiss watch companies headed by Jean-Claude Biver lashed out at the Apple Watch for being too feminine amongst other things. Of course what he didn't reveal at that time was that his company was secretly racing to come up with a smartwatch that would eventually compete with Apple.

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07:00
Musk: Technology May Revoke Your Driver's...


There will come a time, in a future not so far away, when it will be illegal for the average person to drive a car, predicted Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Autonomous vehicles will be exponentially safer, he said Tuesday at Nvidia's 2015 GPU Technology Conference in San Jose, California. Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang took the stage with Musk for an unrehearsed conversation about the future of cars and Tesla's aspirations to propel its electric vehicles into fully autonomous territory.

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06:57
Tag Heuer, Breitling, Swatch & others usher in...


The Swiss watch market is bracing for the smartwatch movement, with many fearing another downturn for traditional mechanical timepieces much the same as when low cost Quartz movements were first introduced.

Industry players don’t intend to sit around and see how Apple Watch sells against traditional watches, however, as many of the watch world’s biggest luxury watchmakers— Tag Heuer, Breitling, Swatch, Frederique Constant—are showing off their first smart watches at Baselworld 2015 this week, the premier tradeshow for the jewelry industry where most Swiss watchmakers choose to unveil their latest creations each year.

A few...

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06:43
Typinator 6.5 handles smart substitutions even...

Ergonis Software (www.ergonis.com) has annnounced Typinator 6.5, a new version of their text expander for Mac OS X.

The new version adds a helpful new feature that lets you define the way how the system-wide "smart substitutions" settings for quotes, dashes, etc. are handled within Typinator. French speaking Typinator users will be glad to hear that Typinator now also accepts French quoting style (with double angle quotation marks and non-breaking spaces) in the marker for nested abbreviations.

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06:39
The Onion compares Apple’s new MacBook with Google’s...

You had me at “Daddy Likey?”

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06:36
Sony rolls out Vue, its own cord-cutting service,...

Sony rolls out their own cord-cutting service, Vue, but without ABC and ESPN. Are network televisions’ days numbered?

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06:33
Apple stock officially begins trading as member of...

The world's most valuable company is now a part of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, as Apple officially became a part of the index at the start of trading on Thursday.

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06:28
Print Window gets full Mac OS X Yosemite support

Searchware Solutions has announced Print Window 5.2, an update to their window printing utility for Mac OS X.

Integrated with the Mac OS X Finder, it allows users to print a file listing of folders with a simple key command (or other methods of triggering a file listing). In addition to adding full Mac OS X Yosemite support, version 5.2 adds the ability to export File Listings as a CSV file and sports an updated application icon.

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06:22
ResearchKit may go beyond individual studies, open...

We’ve already seen the potential of Apple’s ResearchKit platform to sign up large numbers of participants to medical studies in an incredibly short time, but a reported conversation between the founder of an open science non-profit and an Apple VP suggests that the potential goes far beyond this.

Fusion, in an extensive profile, reports that Apple may be intending to collect anonymised health data in a central database accessible to medical researchers around the world, enabling each to benefit from that shared data to forward their own studies. The vision was initially put forward at a conference back in September, long before ResearchKit was announced, by Stephen Friend, the founder of Seattle-based Sage Bionetworks, a...

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06:15
Will Apple Watch internals be upgradeable?

One of the last unanswered questions about the Apple Watch is the question of upgradeability. Andy Faust, writing for WatchAware, argues that upgradeability is both not coming and not necessary.

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06:13
Typinator 6.5 - Speedy and reliable text expansion...

Typinator turbo-charges your typing productivity.

Type a little. Typinator does the rest.

We've all faced projects that require repetitive typing tasks. With Typinator, you can store commonly used text and images in quick keywords and abbreviations. From email templates to code snippets to website URLs, there's no easier way to recreate repetitive text at a moment's notice.

Workflow-friendly features

  • Uncomplicated configuration. Quickly and easily create abbreviations and assign replacement text and pictures.
  • Simplified migration. If you already use TextExpander, TypeIt4Me, or a similar app, you can migrate to the highly praised Typinator using simple drag-and-drop importation methods.
  • Conversion options. Instantly convert currency values, measurement units and more.
  • Extensive app compatibility. Your text expansions...

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06:04
Apple’s plan for the Apple Watch purchase experience

15 minutes per customer. That’s Apple anticipating customer demand.

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06:03
Third-party Apple Watch housing promises underwater...

Third-party accessory maker designed by many on Thursday revealed plans for an Apple Watch housing line that offers protection from water, shock and dust, as well as a separate combination dock for simultaneous charging with iPhone.

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06:03
Apple Invents New Touch Technology and a Unique...

On March 19, 2015, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that's about touch displays. Of interest is one very large touch display.

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06:00
The Week in iPhone Cases: Clear cases from...

Transparent backs and leather accents dominate this week's roundup

We’re seeing a lot of clear cases in this week’s collection of new iPhone cases, as well as classy leather cases that keep your iPhone safe from everyday wear-and-tear.

Belkin

The Grip (iPhone 6; $20) is a form-fitting hard shell case that shows off the iPhone’s sleek design while still protecting it from daily hazards.

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05:59
iTunes affiliate links made easy

If you spend any amount of time setting up affiliate links for the iTunes store, give Blink a try.

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05:07
Apple May Start Accepting Android Phones As Trade-Ins

HughPickens.com writes Bloomberg reports that according to a person with knowledge of the matter, Apple plans to start accepting non-Apple devices as trade-ins as the company seeks to extend market-share gains against Android smartphones. Apple is seeking to fuel even more iPhone 6 and 6 Plus sales after selling 74.5 million units in the last three months of 2014. Thanks to record sales, shipments of iPhones surpassed Android in the US with 47.7 percent of the market compared with Android's 47.6 percent. According to Apple CEO Tim Cook Apple "experienced the highest Android switcher rate in any of the last three launches in the three previous years." While Android phones don't hold their value as well as iPhones, it still makes sense for Apple Stores to accept them, says Israel Ganot, former CEO of Gazelle Inc., an online mobile device trade-in company. "Apple can afford to pay more than the market value to get you to switch over," says Ganot, "on the idea that you're going to fall...

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05:00
The Road Ahead for Self-Driving Cars


While several automakers are currently in the process of developing autonomous vehicles, the road ahead for self-driving cars could be long, with numerous obstacles to overcome. According to the recent Autonomous Vehicles 2015-2035 report, published by IDTechEx, the challenges and technology have much in common. Autonomous vehicles require the integration of cameras, odometers, accelerometers, gyroscopes, GPS, sonar, leveraging sensors, green credentials and stealth of electric powertrains.

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04:59
Feature: Becoming the Apple stereotype of writing a...

Of all the stereotypes we hear about Apple owners, there is perhaps none so enduring as the guy writing a novel on his MacBook in Starbucks. Well, one November, I became that guy. Fast-forward a few years, and I have a 110,000-word technothriller ready to unleash on an unsuspecting public.

I’d had an idea for a novel years earlier, but I’d initially done what almost everyone does when they have an idea for a novel: absolutely nothing. The gap between having an idea and having a completed novel seemed too enormous to contemplate, especially when it would have to be combined with, you know, working for a living.

But then someone told me about something called NaNoWriMo: National Novel Writing Month....

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04:55
RE:Vision Effects releases ReelSmart Motion Blur 5

RE:Vision Effects has released Twixtor v6 and ReelSmart Motion Blur v5 with GPU support for FXHOME HitFilm, Digital Vision Nucoda, and Natron.

What's more ReelSmart Motion Blur is now supported for Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve. Both products continue to be available for Adobe After Effects, Apple Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer,, Symphony and Newscutter, The Foundry Nuke, Adobe Premiere Pro, Assimilate Scratch, Blackmagic Fusion Studio, Autodesk Systems, and Sony Vegas® Pro. 

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04:37
Pixelmator 1.1 for iPad adds realistic watercolor...

Pixelmator has today released a new update for the iPad version ($9.99) of its popular image editor. Version 1.1 includes a brand new watercolor painting feature, which can be used to create brand new pieces of art from a blank canvas or add stylistic additions to existing images and photos. Brushes overlay new colors additively with soft radiuses to create beautiful blends and shading. Pixelmator says they spoke to real artists to help design the brush strokes. It feels really nice to use.

Although watercolor painting is the headline addition, Pixelmator 1.1 also includes a new Color Picker with a swatch of previously selected colors, an updated rendering engine for better performance and much more. You have to see it in action … (video below)

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04:35
Circus Ponies NoteBook 4.0.6 - Electronic notebook...

Circus Ponies NoteBook stores and organizes your notes and other information in electronic notebooks that look and work just like the paper ones you've used all your life. With outlining, diagramming, sketching, voice annotation, even PDF mark-up, NoteBook helps you take great notes whatever your note-taking style. And NoteBook makes it easy to find anything with just a few clicks in the Multidex™, an auto-generated dictionary of the content in your Notebooks. Circus Ponies NoteBook is the perfect app for managing projects of any size, assignments and classwork, client information, research, and much more.

Organize all of your important information in electronic notebooks that look and work just like paper:

  • Stay organized with pages, tabs, sections, just like the paper notebooks you've used all your life
  • Store information of any kind and from any source, including notes, web clippings, documents, URLs, tabular data, action items, and...
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04:22
Strategy Analytics: sponsored data not hurt by Net...

Sponsored data business models benefit consumers by expanding the mobile ecosystem to new partners that want to foot part of the bill for consumers to use wireless data — according to the Strategy Analytics (www.strategyanalytics.com) Wireless Operator Strategies (WOS) service report, "Measuring the Success of Sponsored Data."

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04:13
Kool Tools: QNAP Turbo NAS with expansion enclosures

QNAP Systems' business-class TS-x53U Turbo NAS series sports a a quad-core processor, four LAN ports, and the cost-efficient expansion enclosures that enable easy capacity expansion.

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03:52
Apple continues their Work on a Virtual Keyboard for...

On March 19, 2015, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals their continuing work on a virtual keyboard for the iMac using ...

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03:51
FREAKish apps still have security holes

The web security exploit known as FREAK that I discussed last week was patched by Apple days after it was discovered two weeks ago. FREAK relied on a configuration issue in web servers combined with a flaw for backwards compatibility in many software libraries used to create a secure connection. But the patch only affected Apple’s operating systems—not all apps.

This highlights how apps can remain vulnerable due to developers’ choices. And Apple’s FREAK update only fixed the problem in iOS 8.2, OS X 10.8, 10.9, and 10.10. While I addressed part of that last week, there’s more to say.

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03:27
Why Meerkat, the breakout app of SXSW, is more than...

AUSTIN—Meerkat is either the most annoying or groundbreaking app to strike it big at the South by Southwest Interactive festival. Live-streaming video, particularly on Twitter, has incredible potential: Meerkat has already been used to show the world a demonstration from Ferguson and a U.S. Secretary of Commerce swearing-in ceremony. But most of the 3-week-old iOS app’s 100,000-plus users are live-streaming complete garbage, like endless shaky clips of other people using Meerkat.

Early adopters, journalists, and brands love Meerkat because it’s a new platform to experiment with, but that doesn’t mean much in terms of longterm mainstream success. There’s a virtual graveyard full of apps that caught on at SXSW and promptly flamed out in the real world. But Meerkat has two advantages: More than two years of back-end development work to ensure high-quality live-streaming,...

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03:26
Microsoft's Lumia 430 is the cheapest route to...

If your budget is tight but you still want the new notifications and other stuff coming with Windows 10, Microsoft has your back -- depending on where you live. It just revealed the 4-inch Lumia 430 Dual SIM model that's Windows 10-ready for around 7...

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03:15
Sky's raising its TV prices to balance Premier...

Sky just spent a whopping £4.2 billion on Premier League broadcasting rights, so unsurprisingly, it's decided to make up some of the cost by increasing the prices of its various TV packages. The cheapest "Original" bundle will stay the same, but othe...

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03:03
Macs Not Vulnerable to BadUSB Attack

Some publications are singling out the new 12-inch MacBook’s single USB-C port as a major security risk. But the risks, which aren’t even new, are being overstated.

 

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03:00
Opera's next move is to keep your online data...

For years now, Opera Software's been creating speedy and data-saving internet browsers for consumers, making them available on desktop and mobile devices at no cost. But it doesn't want to stop there. The company, which is responsible for web-browsin...

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01:50
Advanced optical fibers could give rise to human-...

We haven't built a truly sentient artificial ntelligence system yet, like the Terminator or C-3PO -- you know, the kind of AI that scares Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking. But a team of researchers believe they've at least found the secret to creating h...

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01:00
Office 365 ProPlus—IT Control and Management update

This post was written by Amesh Mansukhani, senior technical product manager for Office 365 ProPlus and Alistair Speirs, senior operations program manager for Office 365 deployment.

On March 16th, Kirk Koenigsbauer announced the IT Pro and Developer preview for Office 2016. We encourage you to download the Office 2016 Preview, keeping in mind that this is an early release showcasing a limited number of features, with additional features available for preview over the next several months. Today, we’ll discuss the IT Control and Management capabilities specifically around deployment and upgrade management for enterprise environments.

When we released Office 365 ProPlus, we focused on reducing the burden of traditional software deployment by making Office deployment fast and easy, so it’s always up–to-date, just like you expect from a cloud service. At the same time,...

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00:36
Reserve wants you to order food at Coachella with...

Music festivals already dole out plenty of perks if you have a VIP pass, but Coachella is trying something new this year: ordering upscale food from your phone. Roll up to the event with a VIP wristband and you can use Reserve's restaurant app to ord...

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Wednesday March 18

23:59
Inside Greater China: An exclusive look at Apple in...

Apple has singled out Greater China--including mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan--as a primary growth center. AppleInsider took a trip to learn more, starting with a week exploring Taiwan followed by a week in Hong Kong and a week in Guangdong Province in the People's Republic of China.

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23:31
A new audio app claims to treat tinnitus

Tinnitus affects the ears but it originates in the brain. The condition, which causes ringing in the ears, is mainly triggered by age-related hearing loss and prolonged exposure to excessively loud noise. But neuroscientific studies reveal that tinni...

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22:17
Reuters: Tag Heuer teams up with Intel to challenge...

Tag Heuer's all set to take on the Apple Watch, and it's slated to reveal the new device sometime today. If you recall, the Swiss company has said that it's also making a smartwatch shortly after Cupertino announced its own last year. According to Re...

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20:59
Garmin Express 4.0.8.0 - 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 4.0.8.0: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

  • OS X 10.7 or later
  • High-speed Internet access (Not for use with dial-up, mobile, or satellite connections)



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20:55
TV-ready game turns your Android phone into a tennis...

Android fans: you no longer have to watch on the sidelines as your friends play TV tennis with their iPhones. Rolocule has released Motion Tennis Cast, an Android version of its free sports game that uses screen mirroring tech (such as Chromecast, Mi...

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19:33
Stanford scientists make leukemia 'grow up...

A team at Stanford's School of Medicine has reportedly uncovered a potent new treatment method for combating one of leukemia's most aggressive forms -- and they did it pretty much by accident. While survival rates for B-cell acute lymphoblastic leuke...

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19:29
Study: 6% of iPhone 6 owners have used touchless...

According to market research firm InfoScout, some six percent of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus owners have used Apple Pay to make a touchless transaction, while 85 percent have yet to try the service.

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18:43
Target's proposed data breach settlement pays...

Target has agreed to a $10 million settlement with lawyers for victims of its 2013 data breach, and CBS News reports it could pay individuals up to $10,000 each in damages. It has yet to be approved by a judge, but Target spokesperson Molly Snyder sa...

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18:15
∞ Why the Apple Watch costs $10,000
18:02
Uber cars now outnumber yellow cabs in New York City

You may see yellow taxis as virtually synonymous with New York City transportation, but you might have to reconsider that image before too long. New Taxi and Limousine Commission data shows that Uber cars now outnumber cabs on NYC streets, with 14,08...

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18:00
Daily Deals for March 18, 2015

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

AWT's Daily Deals

MacPhun Focus [Now free, down from $9.99] To celebrate the launch of AppleWorld.Today, photo software developer Macphun is offering their popular Focus app for Mac for FREE readers of AWT.

This nifty photo software allows anyone to do a couple of super-cool things: (a) direct attention to the most interesting part of your photo and (b) use tilt-shift and motion blur effects towards...

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17:55
Apple iOS 8 distribution hits 77% as Google's...

Earlier this week, Apple released fresh statistics regarding iOS 8 distribution, showing 77 percent of devices run the latest version of its most recent operating system.

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17:11
SoCal's first 'water coaster' is...

It's not just the Circle K, strange things are afoot throughout San Dimas, California -- like the wacky 1000-foot-long, magnetically driven "water coaster" recently installed at a local Raging Waters park in the midst of a debilitating statewide drou...

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17:00
Today in the App Store -- Modern Combat 5, Snapheal...

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 Modern Combat 5, the new Alpha Omega game, and an update to Snapheal from Macphun. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can.

iOS Apps Now Free

ColorStrokes [Now free, down from $1.99] iPhone version of the most popular Color Splash app for Mac.

Pilot's Path [Now free, down from $3.99] Experience the thrill of adventure with Pilot’s Path – an old school top down view helicopter flying game, perfectly optimized for Retina Display.

Modern Combat 5: Blackout [Now free,...

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16:46
iRig 2 unveiled

Just like its predecessor, the new iRig 2 plugs directly into the mini jack input of a mobile device. It lets musicians send an instrument signal to apps, such as IK’s AmpliTube, while also providing on-board output for real-time monitoring.

iRig 2 now comes with gain control, which lets users precisely adjust the input gain of their instrument to match their mobile device. This means that it can be customized to always provide the best sound, no matter what type of guitar, bass or line-level instrument or device is used.

Its new 1/4″ amplifier output, in addition to its traditional 1/8″ headphone output, allows iRig 2 to be plugged directly into a guitar amplifier or powered speakers without an adaptor. This helps to keep all cable connections tidy and organized.

A new FX/THRU switch allows iRig 2 to send either a wet or dry signal through the device. This means that guitarists can play live with an amplifier and use their mobile device with a tuner app, such...

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16:33
Samsung can put 128GB of storage in your low-cost...

Just because you're not splurging on a top-of-the-line smartphone doesn't mean that you have to settle for a tiny amount of storage. Samsung certainly thinks that way -- it just announced a 3-bits-per-cell flash memory chip that promises 128GB of sto...

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16:13
'Launcher' Returns to the App Store After...

Back when iOS 8 first launched, Launcher was one of the first apps to take advantage of the new widgets allowed in the Notification Center, and it introduced shortcut functionality that let users launch an app or complete a task like calling a specific person with a single tap.

Apple approved the app and allowed it to exist in the App Store for over a week, but then the company made the decision to remove Launcher from the App Store, calling it a "misuse" of widgets. Since then, Apple has gone on to make a series of questionable decisions about widgets, banning apps for similar widget offenses and then later changing its mind.

Up until now, Apple has not reversed course on Launcher, but that didn't stop ...

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15:40
Apple releases Safari 7.1.5, and 6.2.5 betas to...

Apple on Wednesday seeded a round of Safari betas to developers for testing, following up on a version for OS X 10.10 Yosemite that contained references to the upcoming Photos app.

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15:10
Vine gains offline viewing mode, Camera+ gets widget...

Twitter's Vine app got an update on Wednesday that brings background video caching support for offline viewing, while popular photo app Camera+ now sports full iPhone 6 and 6 Plus optimization and a quick access Notification Center widget.

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15:01
Apple seeds Safari 7.1.5 and 6.2.5 betas to...

Apple today has released a pair of Safari betas for earlier version of OS X. Safari 7.1.5 beta for OS X Mavericks and version 6.2.5 beta for OS X Mountain Lion are both available on the Mac Developer Center for registered developers. Safari 8.0.5, which includes the same upgrades as the Mavericks and Mountain Lion versions, is not available as a separate download, but it comes as part of the OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 developer and public betas. Here are the focus areas for these Safari betas:

  • General website compatibility
  • Extension compatibility
  • Debugging using Web Inspector
  • Typing in the Smart Search Field while using multiple displays
  • Viewing videos on sites such as Netflix and YouTube
  • Address and...
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15:00
13-inch Broadwell MacBook showdown: Should you go...

The 13-inch MacBook Pro and the 13-inch MacBook Air were once very different computers that served very different needs. One was bulkier but pretty fast and user-serviceable, while the other was thin-and-light to a fault, arriving with anemic low-power CPUs and GPUs, slow hard drives, and no easy means to upgrade.

In the last two-to-three years, that gap has narrowed substantially. The Air has become more powerful and less compromised, while the Pro has slimmed down and dumped features like user-replaceable RAM and its Ethernet jack. Both use Thunderbolt 2. Both use modern dual-core CPUs with some of Intel’s better integrated GPUs. They’re even priced in the same ballpark. What was once an easy recommendation has gotten more difficult.

Last year as part of our review process, we took a good long look at both laptops, picked...

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14:30
AWT News Update: March 18, 2015

Apple.com

Today on the AWT News Update:

  • Under the terms of an agreement Comcast made when it took over NBCUniversal in 2011, it might be forced to cut an agreement to offer NBCUniversal content on Apple's proposed streaming video subscription service.
  • Baird Equity Research believes that Apple could add another $30 billion in annual revenue to its bottom line by disrupting the cable industry with a streaming service.
  • Cult of Mac reports that website hijacking appears to be disrupting iOS 8 users, with JavaScript-based ads launching App Store pages without permission.
  • Find out how you'll be able to try out an Apple Watch at Apple Stores on April 10th.

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13:30
Pronto and Peel join forces to turn your iPhone into...

Pronto smart remote. Photo for apple world today by steve sande, ©2015, all rights reserved

Have you ever wanted to turn your iPhone into a universal remote for your audiovisual gear, in particular your TV? That’s the idea behind Pronto (US$59.99), a combination of a small Bluetooth device and an app that wants to replace all of your remote controls.

About four years ago several of us at The Unofficial Apple Weblog were given the opportunity to test a universal remote system that worked with the iPhone. Called The Peel, the device used a pear-shaped infrared blaster called The Fruit in concert with a cylindrical Wi-Fi device called The Wire and the Peel Remote app. Ultimately, I wasn’t too impressed with the device as it took up space, dropped connectivity with the iPhone, and the app didn’t have much going for it.

Fast forward to 2015, and another former universal remote wannabe — Pronto (by Philips) — and Peel have...

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13:17
Flexibits teases upcoming Fantastical 2 for Mac app

Flexibits just released the first teaser for the upcoming Fantastical 2 for Mac app. The teaser includes new iconography matching OS X Yosemite’s aesthetics similar to the iOS 7 and later versions of Fantastical 2 for iPhone and iPad. Fantastical 2 for Mac will obviously be the sequel to the popular language parsing calendar utility for Mac.

The new version of the smart calendar app is due out in one week on March 25th, the teaser reveals, and we’ll have a full, hands-on review at launch so stay tuned. Until then, check out the Fantastical 2 for Mac teaser here...

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12:58
BMW research head avoids Apple Car question, says...

BMW's research and development head said on Wednesday that there are obstacles to collaborating with Apple beyond integrating iPhone support into vehicles, but did not completely rule out the possibility of the two companies building a car together.

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12:50
Part 1: Interviewing Pepijn Bruienne

I count myself very lucky that I got to interview Pepijn Bruienne, who interviewed me some time ago. Both, on the AFP548 podcast. Here’s the first part of me interviewing Pepijn!

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12:40
Security firm finds small percentage of iOS apps...

Security company FireEye recently examined iOS and Android apps to determine whether they are vulnerable to the recently publicized FREAK attack. FREAK is a security flaw that allows a 2,048-bit SSL/TLS (Secure Sockets Layer/Transport Security Layer) encryption key to be downgraded to a weaker 512-bit key.

Via a man-in-the-middle attack, a hacker can use the FREAK expolit to intercept HTTPS connections and force the vulnerable clients to use the weakened form of encryption. Once compromised, the hacker potentially can access the sensitive data being transmitted via HTTPS.

Apple fixed the iOS FREAK vulnerability in iOS 8.2, but some apps remain vulnerable as they utilize their own OpenSSL libraries and connect to servers that remain unpatched. FireEye examined more than 14,000 popular iOS apps and found that 5.5% remain vulnerable to a FREAK attack.

On the iOS side, 771...

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12:25
How-To: Transfer, edit, and share DSLR or point-and-...

Apple’s iPhones became Flickr’s most popular camera phones in 2008 and most popular cameras overall soon thereafter, but even now, iPhones constitute only 9.6% of the photo-sharing site’s userbase. Despite the iPhone’s undeniable popularity, over 90% of photographers are using other cameras: Canon has a 13.4% share, Nikon 9.3%, Samsung 5.6%, and Sony 4.2%, with tons of other brands following close behind. While the cameras in phones continue to improve every year, they’re not the best tools for photography — they’re just the ones most people carry with them all the time.

If you shoot photos...

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12:25
B&H Photo's Manhattan superstore opens...

This week, B&H Photo Video's Midtown Manhattan superstore became the first of its kind to have an Apple-sanctioned store-within-a-store, showcasing the electronics maker's full lineup of Macs, iPads, Beats and accessories in Apple's familiar retail style.

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12:22
Unscrupulous website adverts again redirecting some...

Website advertisement companies have found a way to circumvent the protections introduced in iOS 8 to stop users from being kicked to the App Store because of certain cleverly-coded JavaScript advertisements.

I am now experiencing this myself, and it makes browsing on the iPhone unusable. Browsing to websites such as Reddit and Reuters and others now automatically open the App Store. In many cases, there is no way for me to read the actual content on the pages. You can see this happen in the video above.

This flared up as a serious issue last year, when users found they were being taken to random App Store pages without granting any kind of permission…

In iOS 8 beta 2, Apple supposedly had remedied the issue: “Safari now blocks ads from automatically redirecting to the App Store without user interaction.”. However, it seems...

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12:18
Apple Employees Receiving Final Watch Training,...

As we approach the launch of the Apple Watch, retail employees who will be demoing the devices have been sharing information with various rumor sites, including MacRumors and 9to5Mac, detailing what they're learning about the Apple Watch and how the upcoming try-on process will work.

Apple Watch employees have already been receiving training on the Apple Watch, but special meetings will take place at retail stores starting next week to give all retail employees a chance to go hands-on with the watch.

Many employees will see the watch in person for the first time at this point, and Apple will use the meetings to give them further training on the device. In its training materials, Apple has told employees they will "be the first to see Apple Watch, the first to try it on and the first to share it with the...

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12:00
The Week in iOS Accessories: Protect, charge, and...

Protect, charge, and display your new Apple Watch

This week's roundup brings more new accessories for the Apple Watch. Will it be as lucrative for tinkerers and developers as its iOS predecessors? We're about to find out.

Actionproof

If you're thinking about getting an Apple Watch, you’ve got to worry about breaking it. The $29 Bumper is (natch) a bumper to protect your precious new iOS device from scrapes, bumps, and bruises without sacrificing your access to or use of the screen. It’s an Indiegogo project, but seems well on its way toward raising the amount needed to go into production.

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11:50
Ask iLounge: Can I turn off the app icons that...

Q: Ever since I upgraded to iOS 8, my iPhone keeps popping up icons in the bottom left corner of the lock screen whenever I’m out. Things like Starbucks, the Apple Store, and my local supermarket’s app keep coming up. I know it’s a small thing, but I’m left handed and I’ve swiped them by mistake a couple of times when I take my iPhone out of my purse, and it’s a pain to be taken into an app I don’t want to…

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11:46
T-Mobile promises rates won’t rise, now paying...

Today during its latest Un-carrier event, T-Mobile announced new initiatives including brand new plans and pricing for businesses and a promise to all of its customers that it won’t increase prices. It’s also paying off bills for those locked into leasing plans on other carriers if they switch to T-Mobile. 

That “Un-contract” guarantee that prices won’t increase goes for all of its Simple Choice plans (including Simple Choice promotional plans) as long as you remain a T-Mobile customer with a qualifying plan. However, the carrier will only offer the guarantee to those with unlimited 4G LTE data for two years. The guarantee will automatically start for all existing customers on March 22nd....

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11:29
Twelve South introduces the BaseLift for Apple'...

Twelve South (www.twelvesouth.com) has introduced a new accessory for the Apple MacBook: the US$39.99 BaseLift, an "utra-thin" folding pad and stand.

It attaches to the bottom of your MacBook and folds into a wedge, elevating your screen. It's designed to bring your keyboard to a much more comfortable typing angle.

Folded flat, BaseLift is a soft pad that protects your lap from the heat or cold of your aluminum MacBook. However, it's also compatible with all Apple laptops, from the 11-inch MacBook Air to the 15-inch MacBook Pro.

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11:26
Apple Pay Exposes Insecure Bank Policies

Apple Pay is being blamed for a rash of new credit card fraud cases. TidBITS Security Editor Rich Mogull argues that it’s merely exposing existing weaknesses in bank security.

 

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11:23
Tumult upgrades its Hype professional design app

Tumult has rolled out Hype 3.0 and Hype Professional, a major update to its HTML5 animation builder for OS X.

Hype supports the latest HTML5/CSS3 features and uses a keyframe-based animation system with a recorder to create motions and transitions. Hype Professional is a new in-app purchase to Hype 3.0, adding features targeted at graphic design pros.

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11:22
Apple Store retail plan for Watch: 15 min....

Apple will introduce several major initiatives to ready its retail stores for the Apple Watch’s launch in April, according to sources briefed on the upcoming changes. Starting on April 10th, Apple will allocate 15 minutes per customer for in-store try-on appointments, using 10 or more try-on stations to manage what’s expected to be a steady flow of customers interested in having hands-on time with the Watch. While customers will not necessarily be required to have an appointment, they will be time-limited and guided during the hands-on experience. Additionally, they will be given the opportunity to place a reservation at the time of try-on for a particular model, and make a follow-up...

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11:16
Apple's subscription TV service predicted to...

With Apple's anticipated subscription television service said to be targeting a price between $30 and $40 per month, one analyst has predicted that the company will come in on the low end of that range, or else risk pricing itself out of the market.

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11:09
Mac: Satechi Premium Aluminum Monitor Stand

If you’re tired of just putting your iMac atop a pile of books and want to add that extra little bit of height with a bit more style and functionality, Satechi has you covered with the Premium Aluminum Monitor Stand ($70). This stand has a modern style that fits in perfectly with your Mac’s aesthetic while allowing you to more easily get your screen up to a comfortable eye level to eliminate neck strain.

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10:59
T-Mobile Debuts New Business Plan, Other Perks at Un...

At an event in New York City this morning, T-Mobile unveiled its ninth Un-carrier initiative, which is aimed at business owners. T-Mobile CEO John Legere took the stage to unveil a simple new plan for businesses small and large, which is priced up to 40 percent lower than similar business plans from AT&T and Verizon.

T-Mobile's new business plan is priced at $16 per line for businesses that use under 20 lines, and at over 20 lines, the price drops to $15 per line. 10 lines (the minimum allowed), for example, costs $160, while 100 lines costs $1,500. At 1000 lines, the price drops even further, to $10 per line.

Each line comes with 1GB of data, and T-Mobile is giving businesses multiple options for purchasing additional data. Data can be purchased per line or pooled and distributed between many employees. Pooled data costs $4.75 per GB at a 100GB minimum and drops to $4.25GB at 1TB, but there...

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10:53
China Unicom, China Telecom to start selling 4G...

China Unicom and China Telecom will begin selling 4G LTE-capable versions of the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 on March 27, the two wireless carriers announced on Wednesday.

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10:51
Not a launch country, Switzerland Apple Store has...

(via 9to5Mac reader Felix)

Apple Watch signage in Apple Stores has been going up all around the world since last week, but the Basel Apple Store in Switzerland appears to be especially decked out with Apple Watch promotional material. Switzerland isn’t among the 9 countries where the Apple Watch will be made available on April 24th, but the Basel location is the center of attention for the watch industry this week with BaselWorld, a watch and jewelry trade show, kicking off tomorrow. 

We’ve already seen a few of the Apple Watch competitors from Swiss watchmakers launching luxury smartwatches including hardware from ...

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10:51
Windows Hello Waves Off Passwords


Microsoft on Tuesday announced Windows Hello, a feature that allows users to access computers and devices running Windows 10 via face recognition, iris identification or fingerprint matching. In addition, the company raised the curtain on Microsoft Passport, a programming system that IT managers, software developers and website authors can use for signing in to websites and applications. Passport uses Hello or a PIN to identify users, who then can access websites and apps deploying Passport without the need for a password.

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10:50
Sony's New Vue TV Service Launching in 3 Cities...

Earlier today we posted a report titled "The Industry knows that the Pay-TV Ice Cube is Melting," that described how TV as we knew it was going to radically change over the next year with multiple new TV services. The report estimated that Apple's new Apple TV service would cost somewhere in between $25 and $35 per month. There was no price known for Sony's upcoming service until now.

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10:34
DOJ could force Comcast to offer NBCUniversal...

Despite reportedly refusing to engage in discussions to join Apple's rumored web television initiative, cable provider Comcast may have no choice but to eventually capitulate thanks to regulatory concessions the company agreed to in 2011 as part of its takeover of NBCUniversal.

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10:26
Tumult releases Hype 3 and Hype Professional with...

Tumult, developer of the user-friendly HTML5 web site and animation builder Hype, today announced two major updates to the powerful OS X application.

Hype 3 ($49.99) is a free upgrade for Hype 2 owners, refreshing the app with a new user interface — notably with a Yosemite-matching Light color theme — while making improvements to HTML accessibility, timing functions and timeline adjustments. Using Hype, even amateur designers can create interactive HTML5 web sites that work perfectly on desktop, laptop, tablet, and smartphone screens; no coding is required.

An improved engine for responsive layouts is one...

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