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Wednesday September 30

Gatekeeper bypass in OS X relies on renaming an app

A researcher has discovered that the OS X Gatekeeper setting to restrict app launching only to those cryptographically signed by Apple or to both Apple and third-party developers has a flaw: A signed app can access other software or components that have been replaced with malware without a separate verification stage.

“Gatekeeper only verifies that first application,” says Patrick Wardle, the director of research at enterprise research firm Synack. That means s malicious party can swap out a dynamic software library, a command-line executable (such as a script), or another app with a same-named version. In his testing, Wardle found that a signed Photoshop installer would load plug-ins from another directory that were changed out for malware without any further notification. He also tested with an Apple-distributed program that he declined to disclose at Apple’s request.

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OS X El Capitan is to Yosemite as Snow Leopard was...

Apple has released OS X El Capitan, a new version of OS X that refines the Mac experience and improves system performance. El Capitan is to OS X Yosemite as Snow Leopard was to Leopard. In other words, it concentrates more in improvements and performance gains rather than new features. 

El Capitan introduces enhancements to window management, built-in apps and Spotlight search, and makes everyday activities — from launching apps to accessing email — faster and more responsive, according to Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering. He adds that El Capitan offers 1.4x acceleration in app launching, 2x acceleration in app switching, 3x accleration for the display of the first Mail messages, and up to 4x faster speed sin opening PDFs in Preview.

OS X El Capitan refinements begin with the new system font, San Francisco, the typeface probably best known as the typeface on the Apple Watch. Mission Control, which lets you view all open windows,...

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First look video: Split View, new Mission Control in...

Apple's next-generation Mac operating system, OS X 10.11 El Capitan, is now available as a free download, and compatible with all Macs that run OS X Yosemite. AppleInsider offers a quick rundown of a couple of the things you can do with your newly updated Mac.

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Black Hats Offer Million-Dollar iOS 9 Bug Bounty

Zerodium has posted a million-dollar bounty for juicy iOS 9 bugs or jailbreaks.
Zerodium runs a market where exploits and vulnerabilities are bought and sold, according to Damballa. "While there is no insight into a specific buyer, we can assume if an exploit for iOS 9 is found, Zerodium will sell it for way more than $1 million," wrote Loucif Kharouni, senior threat researcher at Damballa. "Finding an iOS 9 security breach would have severe repercussions for millions of iPhone users."

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Mac: Apple OS X El Capitan

Introduced during Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference in June and released as a public beta over the summer, Apple has just officially released OS X El Capitan (Free), the next generation of its OS X operating system, and the third iteration of its California-themed releases. El Capitan is a slightly smaller update from its predecessors, focusing primarily on user interface improvements such as a new Split View to allow two apps to be neatly arranged side-by-side in full screen — reminiscent of the similar iPad feature introduced in iOS 9 — as well as UI enhancements to Mission Control, improved searching in Spotlight, and some handy improvements to the Mail, Notes, Maps, and Photos apps.

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Apple releases Safari 9 for Yosemite

Our review of El Capitan and our hands-on with Safari 9 in El Capitan takes a deep dive with key new features in Apple’s browser that are quite useful. But if you’re not ready to upgrade to El Capitan just yet, you’re in luck. Apple released Safari 9 for Yosemite on Wednesday, which has some of the features in Safari for El Capitan.

According to Apple, the new features in Safari 9 for Yosemite include:

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BBEdit 11.1.3 - Powerful text and HTML editor. (...

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

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

Version 11.1.3: Fixes

  • "Convert to Table" now generates thead and tbody containers when "First Line is Header" is turned on.
  • Fixed bug in which some options in the Text Options sheet were inappropriately enabled for the Find and the Multi-File Search windows....

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Upgrade Vtrak E-Class for Mac to current 3.36...

Forums: Hardware

Since Apple has stopped paying Promise to build and test upgraded firmware for the e610f for Mac, there have been two very full firmware updates for the e610f. Does anyone know if there's a way to get these out of warranty mac e610f controllers to accept a regular e610f firmware update?


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MediaTek outs two new SDKs for building HomeKit...

MediaTek is today launching support for Apple’s new HomeKit platform for iPhone-connected home automation accessories with new SDKs for two of the company’s systems-on-a-chip (SoC) products. That means that manufacturers using the MediaTek chips can now easily support HomeKit for controlling products from iOS apps and Siri. MediaTek, a pioneering fabless semiconductor company and a […]

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TextWrangler 5.0 - Free general purpose text editor...

TextWrangler is the powerful general purpose text editor, and Unix and server administrator's tool. Oh, and also, like the best things in life, it's free. TextWrangler is the "little brother" to BBEdit, a leading professional HTML and text editor.


  • General Purpose Text Editor
  • Programmer's Text Editor
  • Unix And Server Administrator's Tool
  • Powerful Text Transformer And Manipulator
  • Good Mac OS Citizen
  • Powerfully Useful Tool
  • Product developed in the best traditions of Bare Bones Software, with high performance, ease of use, a rich feature set, and the ability to read its own release notes

Version 5.0:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.8.5 or later.


  • The results windows for Find Differences are all new. Among other things, the old three-window presentation is gone,...

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Apple launches OS X 10.11 El Capitan: Here's...

Apple just released its next-generation operating system for Macs, OS X 10.11 El Capitan, to the public.

If you haven’t been using a developer or public beta version over the last few months, here’s how to upgrade from Yosemite to El Capitan: First, make sure you can. El Capitan supports the follow Macs running OS X Snow Leopard and on:

  • iMac (Mid 2007 or newer)
  • MacBook (Late 2008 Aluminum, or Early 2009 or newer)
  • MacBook Pro (Mid/Late 2007 or newer)
  • MacBook Air (Late 2008 or newer)
  • Mac mini (Early 2009 or newer)
  • Mac Pro (Early 2008 or newer)

Is your Mac on that list? Then head on over to the Mac App Store and click on Updates. El Capitan will show up as a software update. You can also click on this link to go directly to the El Capitan download.


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Apple OS X El Capitan 10.11 - Apple's newest...

Apple OS X El Capitan, the latest version of the Mac operating system, builds on the groundbreaking features and beautiful design introduced in OS X Yosemite, refining the experience and improving performance in lots of ways that you’ll enjoy everyday. El Capitan introduces enhancements to window management, built-in apps and Spotlight search, and makes everyday activities -- from launching apps to accessing email -- faster and more responsive. Metal, Apple’s breakthrough graphics technology, is integrated into El Capitan delivering system-wide performance gains and enabling games and pro apps to tap into the full power of Mac graphics processors.

Version 10.11:

  • Make the most of your screen with Split View.
    • Focus on two apps at once -- neatly arranged side by side -- in full screen without distractions.
  • Take control of your desktop with Mission Control.
    • View all your open windows in a single...

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Apple releases OS X 10.11 El Capitan to the App Store

Apple has just released the final public version of OS X El Capitan, version 10.11 of the Mac's operating system. As with all recent OS X releases, you'll need to download El Capitan from the Mac App Store on a Mac running OS X 10.6.8 or higher.

El Capitan isn't the most exciting update Apple has ever released, but there are enough changes above and under the hood to make it worth an upgrade: an improved Mission Control with a Split View mode for full screen apps, updates to Spotlight and several of Apple's apps, the Metal graphics API, System Integrity Protection, networking improvements, and other small tweaks. We cover the important stuff in our full review.

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Apple releases OS X 10.11 El Capitan with Safari 9,...

Apple on Wednesday released to the public the completed OS X 10.11 El Capitan, making a variety of enhancements to features like Safari and Spotlight, while simultaneously ramping up Mac performance.

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News: Apple releases iOS 9.1 beta 3 to developers

Only a week after the last iOS 9.1 beta was released, Apple has now posted a third beta of iOS 9.1 for registered iOS developers. As with the prior beta, iOS 9.1 appears to be primarily focused on adding developer-level enhancements for the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, for features such as 3D Touch and Live Photos. This latest beta focuses mostly on fixing a number of issues from the prior beta. Registered iOS developers can download the iOS 9.1…

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Apple Releases OS X 10.11 El Capitan With Improved...

Apple today released OS X 10.11 El Capitan to the public, making the newest Mac operating system available for free to Mac users around the world. OS X El Capitan went through eight developer betas before the golden master version of the software was released on September 9.

OS X El Capitan is still rolling out to users, but it can be downloaded using the Software Update function in the Mac App Store, and it will run on all Macs capable of running OS X Yosemite. Here is a direct link for the update: OS X El Capitan.

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News: Apple releases iOS 9.0.2

Apple has released iOS 9.0.2, the second minor maintenance update since the release of iOS 9 two weeks ago. This latest update fixes problems with turning cellular data usage on or off on a per-app basis, iMessage activation, iCloud backups, screen rotation when receiving notifications, and Podcast app stability. The iOS 9.0.2 update is available over the air via General, Software Updates in the iOS Settings app.


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Apple solves more iOS 9 problems with iOS 9.0.2

Apple is in full bug-fixing mode, pushing iOS 9.0.2 out today to solve a handful of problems. This is the second update to iOS 9 in two weeks.

Here are all the issues you can expect iOS 9.0.2 to fix, according to Apple:

  • Fixes an issue with the setting to turn on or off app cellular data usage
  • Resolves an issue that prevented iMessage activation for some users
  • Resolves an issue where an iCloud Backup could be interrupted after starting a manual backup
  • Fixes an issue where the screen could incorrectly rotate when receiving notifications
  • Improves the stability of Podcasts

Install the update, as usual, by connecting your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to iTunes or installing over-the-air...

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iOS 9.0.2 is available, get it now

Apple has released a small (72.5 MB) update to iOS 9. Here are the release notes:

The update took only about 20 seconds to download, then a few minutes to install. As noted, information on the security content of the update can be found at http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222

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Apple Safari 9.0 - Apple's Web browser. (Free)

Note: The direct download link is currently unavailable, but will be added as soon as it's public.

Apple Safari is Apple's web browser that comes with OS X Yosemite. Safari is faster and more energy efficient than other browsers, so sites are more responsive and your notebook battery lasts longer between charges. Built-in privacy features are stronger than ever. It works with iCloud to let you browse seamlessly across all your devices. And it gives you great ways to find and share your favorites. Put it all together, and no other browser offers such a rich web experience.

Version 9.0:

  • Adds controls to mute audio in Safari tabs
  • Adds additional viewing options for Safari Reader
  • Improves website AutoFill compatibility

  • OS X 10.10 or later

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Apple releases iOS 9.0.2, fixes problems with iCloud...

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Apple has just released iOS 9's second minor bugfix update in as many weeks. iOS 9.0.2 resolves another handful of small-but-pressing issues that users have been having since iOS 9 came out earlier this month.

An iCloud bug that could interrupt a backup after a user initiated one manually has been fixed, as has a problem with iMessage activation. If you've noticed problems with screen orientation when receiving notifications, that has been resolved too. A nondescript "issue" with toggling cellular data for particular apps has been fixed. And the stability of the built-in Podcasts app has been improved just in time for International Podcast Day....

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Apple issues third beta of iOS 9.1 to developers

Apple on Wednesday released the third pre-release beta of iOS 9.1 to developers, continuing its march toward the point-one release with a range of new emoji.

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Mail Designer Pro 2.5 optimized for OS X El Capitan

Equinux has revved Mail Designer Pro for Mac OS X to version 2.5. It's compatible with OS X El Capitan. The upgrade also sports a new sidebar that offers quick access to content and formatting controls.

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Apple releases iOS 9.0.2 with fixes for cellular...

Apple on Wednesday issued yet another maintenance and security update for its newly released iOS 9 mobile operating system, marking the second bug squashing for the platform in the past week.

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About the security content of iOS 9.0.2

This document describes the security content of iOS 9.0.2.

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Bare Bones Software releases TextWrangler 5.0 for El...

Bare Bones Software has released TextWrangler 5.0, an upgrade to its general purpose text editor for Mac OS X. It's built on a new, modernized foundation and compatible with OS X El Capitan.

TextWrangler 5.0 also introduces newly overhauled systems for Find Differences and syntax coloring. In addition, the upgrade introduces new built-in support for EditorConfig and adds dozens of other enhancements and new features.

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iOS 9.1 beta 3 Now Available

iOS 9.1 beta 3 Now Available

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iOS 9.1 beta 3 Now Available

iOS 9.1 beta 3 Now Available

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Apple Releases iOS 9.0.2 With Bug Fixes, Performance...

Apple today released iOS 9.0.2, a minor update that introduces bug fixes and performance improvements to iOS 9. The iOS 9.0.2 update comes one week after the release of iOS 9.0.1, the first update to iOS 9, and two weeks after iOS 9 was released to the public on September 16.

iOS 9.0.2 is available immediately to all iOS 9 users as an over-the-air update.

Like iOS 9.0.1, iOS 9.0.2 is a minor update that focuses on introducing some much-needed bug fixes and performance enhancements to Apple's newest operating system. This update contains bug fixes and improvements including:

- Fixes an issue with the setting to turn on or off app cellular data usage
- Resolves an issue that prevented iMessage activation for some users
- Resolves an issue where an iCloud backup could be interrupted after starting a...

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Apple Seeds Third iOS 9.1 Beta to Developers

Apple today seeded the third beta of iOS 9.1 to registered developers for testing purposes, three weeks after seeding the first iOS 9.1 beta following its fall "Hey Siri" event and one week after releasing iOS 9.0.1, the first minor update to iOS 9. Apple has also just released iOS 9.0.2, another minor update to iOS.

The new beta of iOS 9.1, build 13B5130b, is available as an over-the-air update and through the Apple Developer Center.

iOS 9.1 includes new features for the iPad Pro, adding support for accessories like the Smart Keyboard and the Apple Pencil, both of which are deeply integrated into the operating system. It also includes features that will allow the iPhone to interact with the new Apple TV.

iOS 9.1 also includes Unicode 8, adding support for emoji like the taco, burrito,...

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Apple Releases iOS 9.0.2 with More Bug Fixes

The bugs keep crawling in, and Apple keeps squashing them, which is why we’re getting iOS 9.0.2 a mere week after 9.0.1.


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News: Cook urges businesses, governments to address...

In comments made at the BoxWorks conference, Apple CEO Tim Cook said he believes businesses should work to address social problems when governments are unwilling or unable to do so, Computer World reports. Apple’s push to move itself and members of its supply chain toward renewable energy has proven more successful than government actions aimed at the same goal, with Apple holding a substantial enough sphere of influence to push others to comply…

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BeLight Software offering Get Backup Pro for free...

BeLight Software is giving away free copies of its Mac backup and cloning app Get Backup Pro -- normally $19.95 -- today to get you ready for OS X El Capitan. The free deal is only available until 11:59 PDT tonight, so download it now!

According to BeLight, the most useful feature of Get Backup Pro is its cloning capability, which allows users to clone a Mac's HD or SSD to create a bootable backup disk. That's a great reason to download and install Get Backup Pro right now before you update to OS X El Capitan. 

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How Google's new Maps for Apple Watch stacks up...

Google finally made a Maps app for Apple Watch, but it’s pretty lackluster, especially compared to Apple’s native Maps app for the watch.

I was waiting for Google Maps to arrive on my wrist for easily accessible public transit directions, but iOS 9 and watchOS 2 put Apple’s own transit directions on the watch. Now, comparing Google’s new Maps offering to Apple’s, it’s obvious Google didn’t put a whole lot of work into its watch app.

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New iFixit Teardown discovers yet another Apple...

After Apple's Special event earlier this month we posted three reports about patents being fulfilled (one, two and three) which covered many products and new categories. Yesterday, thanks to the great investigative work done by iFixit's Jeff Suovanen, yet another Apple invention/patent may have been fulfilled.

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Deployment scripts for Office 2016

Last month, we started a community project to help IT pros with Office client deployments using PowerShell to streamline the process. For more details, see Office Deployment Scripts for IT Pros. A month later, it’s time to check in on some of the new developments with this project. As a reminder, all of the scripts are available on our GitHub repository and released under the MIT license.

Reorganized scripts

For starters, we’ve added a folder structure to help IT pros to find useful scripts quickly and easily. We’ve divided all scripts into different...

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Likes and @Mentions coming to Outlook on the web

Over the last several years, social networks have changed the way we communicate. In our personal lives, we show our approval by “Liking” a friend’s status update on Facebook and we “@Mention” others in a Twitter post to call attention to it. In our workplace, these same social concepts became popular through enterprise social tools such as Yammer. Today we’re taking the next step and introducing Like and @Mention to workplace email in Outlook on the web.

Likes—bubbles up the best ideas

Email is a great way to share and collaborate on ideas, make plans and drive consensus with friends and coworkers. Email threads often grow in length with any number of suggestions, thoughts and counter-points added through the course of a discussion. The new Like feature in Outlook on the web provides an easy way to visibly endorse a specific email and call it out as something worth attention—perhaps a statement or idea you support.

To Like a message, simply click the ...

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New Mac Exploit Easily Bypasses Gatekeeper Security...

Apple introduced Gatekeeper in 2012, creating it as a method of protection for users against malicious threats by adding various layers of security during installation of Mac apps. The feature is intended to ensure that apps users try to install on their Macs are legitimste and signed by a registered developer, minimizing the threat of malware. But now, a security researcher has discovered a simple method of bypassing Gatekeeper using a binary file already trusted by Apple to attack a user's computer (via Ars Technica).

Gatekeeper is meant solely to check the initial digital certificate when an app is downloaded on a Mac, ensuring that the program has been signed by an Apple-approved developer or at least comes from the...

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Is the new iPhone waterproof?


Over the weekend some brave Apple fans introduced their new iPhones to a life aquatic. The phones didn’t always emerge unscathed, but the overall trend is clear: the 6s and 6s Plus are dramatically less prone to liquid damage than their predecessors.

So, what changed? After disassembling a couple of new iPhones in the name of science, here’s what we found.

Remember, “dramatically less prone to liquid damage” does not mean “waterproof”. You still need to be very careful about getting your expensive electronics wet but it’s good to see Apple is taking baby steps towards helping the clumsy among us not damage our phones.

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El Capitan Cache Cleaner 10.0 - Clear caches, access...

El Capitan Cache Cleaner is an award-winning general purpose tool for OS X. ElCC makes system maintenance simple with an easy point-and-click interface to many OS X functions. Novice and expert users alike will appreciate the powerful toolset ElCC provides. El Capitan Cache Cleaner is one of the world's leading maintenance tools, with millions of downloads around the globe.

Maintenance. El Capitan Cache Cleaner is a one-stop solution for all of your OS X maintenance needs. Intel or PPC, Tiger or El Capitan, ElCC has the tools to keep your system running at its best. ElCC Documents and the ElCC Engine maintain system health by providing full automation of common maintenance chores, including virus scanning of Internet downloads. The ElCC Engine can even repair permissions automatically after software installations. With the ElCC Engine, powerful system maintenance and antivirus can be completely transparent or as close as your menu bar.

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Initial Apple Music trial subscriptions coming to an...

It’s time to check in on your free trial of Apple Music, especially if you’re not sure exactly when the free trial ends and billing kicks in.

As of today, it’s been three months since the Apple Music rollout. If you’re looking to check your specific status, follow these instructions:

– On your iOS device, fire up the Music app.

– Tap the user silhouette icon in the upper left corner (left side of the title bar) to load the Account page.

– Select View Apple ID from the Account page.

– If prompted, enter your Apple ID password.

– On the Account Settings page, tap the Manage button (under Subscriptions,...

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What’s new in Project 2016

We are excited to announce availability of Project 2016. This release includes significant updates to Project Professional, Project Pro for Office 365 and Project Online. Project 2016 delivers on some of the most requested capabilities: Resource Management and Resource Capacity Planning. Supporting these key capabilities are enhancements such as new Resource Engagements, a brand new experience for resource managers, and Capacity heat maps. Project 2016 now provides an end-to-end experience for managing and optimizing your resource utilization.

In addition to resource management, there are a host of improvements and new features to help you be more productive with Project, such as improved timelines, Tell Me integration and full support for Office Add-ins.

Resource Engagements

For project managers, securing resources to ensure your project is properly staffed has always been a challenge. With Project 2016, it’s now possible to systematically request a resource,...

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Google Maps updated to 4.11.0, now compatible with...

You can now use Google Maps with your Apple Watch.

Which is both nifty and useful.

Google on Tuesday updated its Google Maps app for iOS to version 4.11.0, adding support for the Apple Watch. The app can now deliver directions on Apple’s wrist-worn device.

The new version also offers the following fixes and changes:
– Easily compare ETAs across driving, transit, walking & biking.

– Call business & get directions directly from a list of places.

– Get directions to places now on your Apple Watch.

– Bug fixes.

Google Maps requires iOS 7.0 or later to install and run.

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CleanMyMac 3.1 - Delete files that waste your disk...

CleanMyMac makes space for the things you love. Sporting a range of ingenious new features, CleanMyMac lets you safely and intelligently scan and clean your entire system, delete large, unused files, reduce the size of your iPhoto library, uninstall unneeded apps or fix the ones that started to work improperly, manage all your extensions from one place and do much more - all from one newly designed and beautifully simple interface.

Version 3.1: What’s new

  • Full support of OS X 10.11 El Capitan.
  • Full support of OS X 10.11 El Capitan’s SIP (System Integrity Protection) security feature.
  • Added album artwork cache cleanup to iTunes Junk.
  • Added Adobe Premiere Pro media cache cleanup to System Junk.
  • ModuleCache folder gets cleaned as part of Xcode Derived Data on developers’ Macs.
  • Improved notification behavior for all permanent Health issues.
  • Improved item states on cleanup progress screens...

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Improved Water Resistance of iPhone 6s Attributed to...

iFixit began its teardown of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus after the new smartphones became available last Friday, discovering the specifics of the smaller batteries, Taptic Engine, and 3D Touch display. After a few iPhone fans began extensive water resistance testing over the weekend, iFixit decided to revisit its teardown of the new devices with a renewed focus on components placed by Apple that could point to the company's interest in a more liquid-proof smartphone.

The site closely inspected a strip of glue that acts as a gasket surrounding the entire inside edge of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, accounting in total for a slight 0.3mm increase in width when in comparison to last year's models. Described as "a string of sticky goop," iFixit theorizes that if Apple hadn't placed the gasket there to hold components in, perhaps "it...

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Microsoft's Upcoming Flagship Store on New York...

Last year at this time we reported that Microsoft had confirmed its prime New York location for a retail store near Apple's famous Glass Cube Store. Today Microsoft announced that its Manhattan flagship store will open ...

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Use Safari’s responsive design mode in El Capitan

If you’ve got any interest in web development, take Safari’s Responsive Design Mode for a spin.

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Last Call: Free AppleCare with mid-2015 15"...

There's less than 24 hours left on a series of exclusive Mac deals, among them are free AppleCare with select mid-2015 15" MacBook Pros (save $300-$600 plus a free accessory), a loaded 2014 15" MacBook Pro with AppleCare for $2,050 ($800 off), and an additional $75 off all 11" MacBook Airs (up to $325 off).

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New Attack Bypasses Mac OS X Gatekeeper

msm1267 writes: Mac OS X's Gatekeeper security service is supposed to protect Apple computers from executing code that's not signed by Apple or downloaded from its App Store. A researcher, however, has built an exploit that uses a signed binary to execute malicious code. Patrick Wardle, a longtime Apple hacker, said Gatekeeper performs only an initial check on an application to determine whether it came from an untrusted source and should not be executed. Using a signed binary that passes the initial check and then loads a malicious library or app from the same or relative directory, however, will get an advanced attacker onto an OS X machine. Wardle disclosed his research and proof of concept to Apple, which said it is working on a patch, and may push out a short-term mitigation in the meantime.


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Apple's iPhone 6s lineup quietly uses new...

Though Apple hasn't advertised improved water damage protection for its new iPhone 6s series, the company has silently added a new perimeter gasket around the 3D Touch Retina display, as well as new silicone seals to cable connectors, that greatly enhance the device's ability to keep liquids out.

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iPhone 6s Plus Component Costs Estimated to Begin at...

IHS iSuppli has once again taken apart the newest set of iPhones in an attempt to come as close as possible to estimating the actual component cost of the new devices. According to IHS iSuppli's teardown of the iPhone 6s Plus, the bill of materials for a 16 GB version comes to $231.50, with manufacturing costs and other minor items raising the overall price slightly to $236.

One of the biggest areas of increased cost is related to 3D Touch, which adds about $10 to the overall component cost of the iPhone 6s Plus when combined with Apple's Taptic Engine used to fuel the new feature. It's these improvements that have boosted the new iPhone 6s Plus to cost around $16 more to manufacture than last year's iPhone 6 Plus, according to IHS Technology senior director of cost...

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How Lotus F1 Team races the globe with Office 365...

To coincide with today’s news about the most significant set of OneDrive for Business updates since the service was first released, we continue our series on Lotus F1 Team’s real-world implementation of Office 365. We take an in-depth look at how Lotus F1 Team’s IT crew implemented OneDrive for Business to protect its intellectual property in one of the most highly competitive environments while enabling secure file sharing and access to key information by a team that’s on the go, traveling from race to race around the globe.

Following our first episode in the Lotus F1 Team series, we see how OneDrive for Business, activity auditing...

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OneDrive for Business sync client preview and new...

Today marks a huge step forward with OneDrive for Business. It’s the most significant set of updates we’ve ever released. First and foremost, we’re delivering a rock-solid new sync experience. Beyond this, we have a new browser experience, mobile app improvements, critical new IT controls and extended developer experiences to enable people to do and achieve more with OneDrive for Business.

Our team has set up a site for you to reserve a spot for your organization to start testing out the limited preview of the new sync client. When the preview is ready, we’ll send you an email with instructions on how to download it and set it up. Updates across browser experiences, mobile apps, IT controls and developer experiences have already begun rolling out to Office 365.

If that isn’t enough OneDrive news for you, we’ve also...

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Data Loss Prevention in OneDrive for Business,...

Data Loss Prevention (DLP) capabilities protect your data where it is stored, when it is moved, and when it is shared. We first announced last year our plans to bring DLP to SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business, and today we are pleased to announce DLP will begin rolling out to OneDrive for Business and SharePoint Online starting this week. By extending DLP to OneDrive for Business and SharePoint Online, we are expanding upon the same protection you already have in Exchange, Outlook and Outlook on the web, offering broader protection of your data wherever it lives. In addition, Office 2016 also supports DLP in Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook, scanning documents for defined sensitive information.

DLP in OneDrive for Business and SharePoint Online

During the...

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Manage Users In OS X Server 5

There are four ways to create users in OS X Server 5, running on El Capitan or Yosemite. The first is using the Server app, the second is using Workgroup Manager (which barely works in OS X El Capitan and won’t install in El Capitan by default), the third is using the Users & Groups System Preference pane and the fourth is using the command line. In this article we will look at creating users in the Server app.

To do so, open the Server app and connect to your server. Then click on the Users entry in the ACCOUNTS list. The list of users is displayed, based on the directory domain(s) being browsed. A directory domain is a repository of account data, which can include local users, local network users and users in a shared directory service such as Open Directory and Active Directory.

The drop-down list allows you to see objects that are...

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Promote An OS X Server To A Replica

Previously, we looked at setting up an Open Directory Master in OS X Server. An Open Directory Replica keeps a copy of the Open Directory database available for users even when the Master goes offline. But it can also take a part of the load from the Open Directory Master and when using the new Locales feature, balance network traffic. To get started with an Open Directory Replica, first enable SSH, now disabled by default. If SSH is not enabled, you will not be able to create an Open Directory Replica. SSH is enabled on a server by opening the Server app, clicking on the name of the server and then clicking on the Settings tab. here, check the box for “Secure shell connections (SSH)”.

Next, use the changeip to check the host name. While the Server app is cool, it caches stuff and I’ve seen it let things go threat shouldn’t be let go. Therefore...

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Judgment day for Apple Music: Will you be...

Today marks the three-month anniversary of the launch of Apple Music, but more importantly, the end of the streaming service's free trial period for anyone who signed up on day one. At last count, six weeks after its debut, Apple counted over 11 mill...

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Apple has made Chinese owners of Biel Crystal...

Since the launch of the iPhone in 2007, Apple has used Biel Crystal materials for its cover glass which earned them the position of being the 'King of touchscreens' on a global level. Biel is owned by ...

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23andMe data helps shed light on common cause of...

Biotech company 23andMe is very open about the fact that it offers your genetic data from its DNA test kits to researchers -- with your consent, of course. Now, its contribution to a genetic study about polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a common ca...

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City of Westminster gives go-ahead to revamp '...

Apple's plans to renovate its Regent Street store in London have been given government approval, paving the way for the popular retail outlet's facade and "tired and outdated" interior to be overhauled in a big way.

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Commander One 1.1 supports OS X El Capitan

Eltima has revved Commander One, their first product developed entirely in Swift, to version 1.1.

The tool is a dual pane file manger. Commander One 1.1 is fully compatible with El Capitan, the latest major upgrade to OS X.

Commander 1.1 requires Mac OS X 10.9 or later. The free edition of the app is available for download from Eltima Software (www.eltima.com). The Pro Pack is now available in a demo version; registration is US$29.95.

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Acorn 5.1 - Bitmap image editor. (Shareware)

Acorn is a new image editor built with one goal in mind - simplicity. Fast, easy, and fluid, Acorn provides the options you'll need without any overhead. Acorn feels right, and won't drain your bank account.

  • Take screenshots using Acorn and edit them right away.
  • Chain together image filters to create stunning effects.
  • Layer based image editing, an industry standard.
  • Make new images and layers using your built-in iSight.
  • Easy image and canvas resizing, just by changing the size of your window.
  • Take advantage of every pixel of your monitor with full screen image editing.
  • Tablet sensitive for pressure strokes and using the tablet's eraser.
  • Vector shape and text layers.
  • Freeform, elliptical, rectangular, and magic wand selections.
  • Gradients.
  • Create and apply custom text styles.
  • Control opacity and blending modes for each layer.
  • Write plugins using...
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Mealworms convert Styrofoam waste into usable soil

Researchers have found a scourge for the 33 million tons of plastic dumped each year in the US: mealworms. A team from Stanford and China's Beihang University found that the beetle larvae stay perfectly healthy eating just Styrofoam, which is norma...

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CS Odessa releases Australia Map solution for...

CS Odessa (www.csodessa.com) has released the Australia Map Solution for ConceptDraw Pro 10. It's a collection of library objects, templates, and example drawing.

The Australia Map Solution offers optional levels of detail, showing sub-divisions of territory and local government areas, along with major cities and capitals. It's available for an US$25 charge to users of ConceptDraw Pro 10 and ConceptDraw Office 3, via the ConceptDraw Solution Park.

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NVIDIA's Shield TV goes on sale in the UK and...

In the six months since NVIDIA launched Shield TV, we've put it through its paces and called it best Android TV box money can buy. Consumers in the US have been able to get their hands on it since May, but now it's time for Europe to get in on the...

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Paragon Software Group releases NTFS for Mac 14

Paragon Software Group has released Paragon NTFS for Mac 14, an upgrade to the solution to solve incompatibility issues between Mac OS X and Windows. The new version gives OS X full read and write access to Windows-formatted NTFS partitions.

NTFS for Mac 14 is compatible with OS X 10.11 El Capitan, and still supports all versions back to 10.8 Mountain Lion. To use, you simply install it and go to work. No further system adjustments are necessary once it's been installed.

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Drop-dead simple exploit completely bypasses Mac’s...

Enlarge / The file names in this screenshot have been redacted to protect the vulnerable. (credit: Patrick Wardle)

Since its introduction in 2012, an OS X feature known as Gatekeeper has gone a long way to protecting the Macs of security novices and experts alike. Not only does it help neutralize social engineering attacks that trick less experienced users into installing trojans, code-signing requirements ensure even seasoned users that an installer app hasn't been maliciously modified as it was downloaded over an unencrypted connection.

Now, a security researcher has found a drop-dead simple technique that completely bypasses Gatekeeper, even when the protection is set to its strictest setting. The hack uses a binary file...

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ICYMI: Take-home laser razor, IKEA-building bot and...

Today on In Case You Missed It: A Kickstarter campaign for a razor has us all riveted. Rather than the cold, hard metal we're all used to, it uses a laser-beam to cut hair. Meanwhile roboticists at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore...

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GeForce Now puts PC games on your NVIDIA device for...

NVIDIA's GRID service wasn't the be-all, end-all of its cloud gaming ambitions... if anything, the company was just getting started. The crew in Santa Clara has unveiled GeForce Now, an $8 per month subscription service that streams PC games to al...

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Apple Music, iTunes Movies, iBooks now available in...

Apple Music, iTunes movies and iBooks are now available to customers in China. Launching with millions of songs in its catalog, Apple Music in China features music from artists including Eason Chan, Li Ronghao, JJ Lin and G.E.M., as well as a wide range of international artists including Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran and many more. 

Fans can also rent or purchase movies from a selection of Chinese studios as well as Hollywood blockbusters on the iTunes Store, in addition to enjoying paid and free books from the iBooks Store. "For the first time, customers in China will have access to Apple’s entertainment ecosystem with music, movies and books right at their fingertips", says Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services.

Starting today (Sept. 30), music fans in China are invited to a three-month trial membership of Apple Music, after which a 10 RMB/month subscription fee will apply. There will also be a...

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Apple Music, iTunes Movies, iBooks now available in...

Apple today announced that Apple Music, iTunes Movies and iBooks are now available to customers in China. Launching with millions of songs in its catalog, Apple Music in China features music from artists including Eason Chan, Li Ronghao, JJ Lin and G.E.M., as well as a wide range of international artists including Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran and many more.

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PlayStation Vue adds EPIX Hits to its streaming...

You might not be able to catch Optimus Prime on Netflix anymore, but soon you'll be able to see the autobot on PlayStation's TV alternative. After expanding its reach in the US, Vue has announced that it will offer EPIX Hits to the digital buffet o...

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Inside iOS 9: Apple's QuickType keyboard gains...

Apple's QuickType keyboard has gained new iPad-specific functions in iOS 9, including a "Shortcut Bar" with quick links to commonly used text entry functions like cut, copy, paste, and font options.

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How to add Apple Pay support in watchOS 2's...

watchOS 2 allows you to easily add Apple Pay support in the Wallet app in watchOS 2. This gives you the ability to use merchant rewards and store-issued credit and debit cards on your Apple Watch.

To do so, make sure your iPhone is running iOS 9.x as you'll have to use the Apple Watch app on the smartphone to set up Apple Pay in watchOS 2. (Even if you're already using Apple Pay on your iPhone, you'll still need to add your payment cards to the Watch.) Then you should:

° Launch the Apple Watch app on your iPhone.

° Choose Wallet & Apple Pay.

° Select "Add credit or debit card." You'll be prompted you to implement a 4-digit passcode for you Watch if you haven't already done this.

° Sign into your iCloud account.

° Enter your credit card information. The credit card you use for the Apple...

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Kool Tools: iDevices HomeKit products

iDevices (iDevicesinc.com) has announced a new, advanced set of HomeKit-enabled products, which will are available at Lowe’s. The product line includes the iDevices Switch, iDevices Outdoor Switch and iDevices Thermostat.

HomeKit is an Apple technology that enables you to control your home from your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch using Siri and allows home devices to work together.

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NeoFinder ready for Mac OS X El Capitan

Norbert M. Doerner has released NeoFinder 6.8 (formerly known as CDFinder). It's an update of the app that helps you keep track of your digital files, photos, songs, movies, fonts on hard drives, USB sticks, servers, Blu-ray disks, DVD-ROMs, CDROMs, and any other digital media.

NeoFinder (http://www.cdfinder.de) generates thumbnails and metadata of your files, for powerful search possibilities, smart folders, albums, and more. Version 6.8 is certified to run Mac OS X El Capitan. Also, NeoFinder 6.8 now can write Finder Tags for files and folders.

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Apple's 'WatchKit' is now a...

Late yesterday the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially deemed Apple's 'WatchKit' a Registered Trademark (RTM). Our report also covers ...

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MacXDVD Software gets overhaul with support for...

MacXDVD (www.macxdvd.com) has completed an overhaul of its MacX DVD Ripper Pro and MacX Video Converter Pro with as many as 20 new profiles added.

Customers are welcome to update to the latest versions for better support of all the latest devices in the spotlight, covering iPhone 6S (Plus), iPad Pro, iPad Mini 4, the New Apple TV, Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and more. MacX Video Converter Pro supports over 370 audio/video codecs, allowing you to convert just about any video to just about any format on Mac.

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Twelve South's HiRise models work just fine...

Twelve South’s US$34.95 HiRise has been around for a while, but it works great with the new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. It's also now available in a "deluxe" version.

The HiRise is a stylish pedestal of silver brushed metal that works exclusively with the Apple Lightning cable (not included) and is small enough to sit anywhere in your home or office. The metal pedestal elevates the iPhone for FaceTime chats, hands-free calls, desktop charging, viewing apps and streaming music. It does this without blocking your speakers, mic or headphone ports as some docks do.

The HiRise works with just about any case, such as the OtterBox Defender, the Speck CandyShell, Apple’s iPhone 5s/5c cases, and Twelve South’s own BookBook. The HiRises’ sliding rear support and multiple height clips can accommodate all these cases and more, or you can use it with no case on the iPhone at all.

The HiRise Deluxe kicks things up a notch...

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Patent options expand with mobile healthcare apps

The number of mobile health applications available to consumers now surpasses 165,000, as developers incorporate innovative data collection features linked to sensors and wearables, according to a new report released today by the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics.

While most available apps focus on overall wellness, healthcare systems and professionals are expressing greater interest and excitement in broader app use as barriers to mainstream adoption of mHealth are removed—especially in the area of chronic disease management.

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Herald 6.0 - Notification plugin for Mail.app. (Free)

Note: Versions 2.1.3 (for OS X 10.7), 3.0.6 (for OS X 10.8), 4.0.8 (for OS X 10.9), and 5.0.2 (for OS X 10.10) are no longer supported by the developer.

Herald is a notification plugin for Mail.app, Apple's Mac OS X email client. Inspired by the excellent Mail.appetizer plugin, Herald shows you popup notifications whenever you receive new Mail. It also allows you to perform common actions directly from within the notification window, including deleting messages, initiating replies, viewing messages in Mail, or marking messages as read. Herald's appearance is highly customizable, allowing you to change the background color, text color, size, shadow, transparency, and position of the window. Herald even provides a scrolling text view so you can read full messages without having to switch back to Mail. Herald is a free download and requires OS X 10.10 Yosemite. Note: Mail plugins are not officially supported by Apple. While Herald has...

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Desktops such as the iMac will continue to thrive

In his famous "cars/trucks" analogy, the late Steve Jobs once said that tablets like the iPad would become most folks' choice for a personal computer while traditional computers (especially desktops) would be mainly for businesses and "power users." At the Sept. 9 media event announcing new iPhones, a new Apple TV and the iPad Pro, Apple CEO Tim Cook said the latter was "Apple's vision for the future of personal computing." But don't worry: the desktop isn't going anywhere soon.

In what will be good news for iMac fans (as well as those who love their Mac minis and Mac Pros), a recent survey by the IDC research group indicates that despite the continuous shift to mobility and the proliferation of portable devices such as "ultraslim" notebooks (such as the 12-inch MacBook), convertibles (which certainly includes the iPad Pro), and tablets, desktops are still the main PC...

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NTFS 14.0.382 - Provides full read and write access...

Paragon NTFS breaks down the barriers between Windows and OS X. Paragon NTFS effectively solves the communication problems between the Mac system and NTFS, providing full read and write access to Windows NTFS partitions under OS X. Excellent solution for end users, SOHO, and enterprise, supports all NTFS versions from Windows NT 3.1 to Windows 8 (NTFS versions 1.2, 3.0, and 3.1), and mounts the NTFS volumes as native ones.


  • Unprecedented high NTFS performance. The transfer rate is the same as with the native HFS file system!
  • Full read/write access to NTFS. OS X provides limited support of NTFS, the primary file system of any Windows® PC. With Paragon’s NTFS for you’ll get full read/write access to any version of NTFS under OS X
  • Support for OS X 10.5 and 10.6 (32 and 64 bit), and OS X 10.7-10.11
  • Easy to install. The driver is easily installed through a new user-friendly wizard
  • Easy to use. Mount any NTFS...

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The One-Time iPads-for-All Project in Los Angeles...

In December 2014 we posted a report titled "FBI Raids L.A. Unified and Removes Documents related to the ill-fated "iPads-for-all Project. Late last week the final chapter to this story finally surfaced with the Los Angeles Unified School District having reached ...

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Hands-on with Safari 9 in El Capitan: Little changes...

Safari’s major overhaul occurred when Yosemite was released last year. By comparison, the changes to Safari are just a few, but they will have an immediate effect on how you browse the web. Let's take a closer look at those changes.

Safari tab mute

This feature alone is worth upgrading to El Capitan. Whenever you’re in Safari, there’s a very good chance that you have multiple tabs open. And many websites auto-play media (yes, like Macworld), so you can end up with sound coming from a tab you aren’t currently looking at. The problem is trying to find which tab the sound is coming from so you can mute the audio.

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Apple's Free OS X El Capitan Available (Later)...

Apple has announced that for the first time, customers in China will have access to Apple’s entertainment ecosystem with music, movies and books right at their fingertips. And, later today, Apple will make OS X El Capitan available for free.

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Hands-on with Mail 9 in El Capitan: Improved full-...

Mail is one of those apps most of us take for granted. It’s one of the first apps we configure when setting up a Mac. In El Capitan, that foundational app experience is the same—what’s more, Apple has introduced big improvements to Mail 9 that make it easier to work on and do more with your messages.

Much more robust full-screen support and swipe gestures are two of Mail 9’s most noticeable visual changes. That’s not all: Improved data detectors make it easier to add events to your calendar and contacts to your contact database. There are other under the hood improvements to make it easier to find what you need and act on it.

Full-screen support and gestures

Full-screen support in Mail 9 makes it easier to juggle multiple email messages. Let’s say you’re composing an email and you want to check another message or copy something from it. The email message you’re composing now moves to the bottom of the screen, so you can access your email inbox, copy text or...

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Tuesday September 29

PDFpen 7.3.1 - Edit and annotate PDFs with ease. (...

We're also offering PDFpenPro for 50% off!

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


  • Add text, images and signatures to PDF
  • Correct text in original PDF with editable text blocks
  • Fill out interactive PDF forms and sign them
  • Redact or erase text, including OCR text
  • Search and redact text; search and replace text
  • Export in Microsoft® Word format
  • Scan directly from Image Capture or TWAIN scanners
  • Perform OCR (Optical Character Recognition) on scanned documents
  • Viewable OCR layer for proofing OCR text from scanned pages
  • Adjust resolution, color depth and contrast, skew, and size of an image or scanned document
  • Sign PDF forms via...

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NetSpot Pro 2.4.623 - Wireless survey tool. (...

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

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

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

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

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PDFpenPro 7.3.1 - Advanced PDF toolkit for HTML...

PDFpenPro allows users to edit PDF's easily. Add text, images and signatures. Fill out PDF forms. Merge or split PDF documents. Reorder and delete pages. Create fillable forms and tables of content with PDFpenPro! Even correct text and edit graphics!

The Pro version adds these additional features that the regular version does not:

  • Create cross-platform fillable PDF forms
  • Add interactive signature fields to forms
  • Create and edit Table of Contents
  • Convert websites into PDFs
  • Correct typos in OCR text layer
  • Add and edit document permissions
  • Automatic form creation - detects text fields and check boxes in existing PDF and makes them fillable
  • Create submit buttons to submit form data via web or email
  • Gather submitted form data via backend integration
  • Export in Microsoft® Excel (.xlsx, .xls), Microsoft® PowerPoint (.pptx, .ppt), and PDF Archive (PDF/A)...
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Apple purchases 200 acres of land in Oregon to...

Oregon news outlet The Bulletin reports that Apple has purchased nearly 200 acres of land in Prineville, Oregon this week. The property purchased this week is directly adjacent to Apple’s already existing facility in the city. Apple reportedly paid $3.6 million for its new 200 acre plot. Apple hasn’t specified its plans for the land […]

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Mmo4pal to play within the game.

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If you are enthusiasts of FIFA games, you may spot the pattern. In FIFA fourteen, pace was powered. In FIFA 15, speed was overpowered. what’s going upon in FIFA 16?
FIFA 16 is the biggest football game on the planet. There are two possible answers. EA has found the simplest method to make fans feel like yearly purchase. Another is that the balanced game doesn’t exist.

Nevertheless, EA is creating a non-existent perfect. many fans have found which playing FIFA 16 has getting how challenging, particularly for the very first few hours. The biggest alter is passing. It represents a far more dramatic shift to play within the game.

It also means there’s an amount of realism at playing you won't ever seen before from here. Protecting...

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Fifa 16 coins to have lots of money for transfers

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Within FIFA 16 Career mode may be Fifa 16 coins
the ability to have lots of money for transfers to buy the players you want for your squads. One way to get this done nice and quick is in order to unlock the financial takeover item in the EASFC Catalogue.

You need from the main menu to visit the end on the right underneath the customise tab and then you’ll begin to see the catalogue on the right. Go into it and then you need to scroll across to the Profession tab. There’s a financial takeover with regard to level 10, 25 and 35 so as a whole there’s three to get. The larger they are means the more income that you’ll get for your own transfer...

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Apple, Microsoft Tout Their Privacy Policies To Get...

jfruh writes: Apple hasn't changed its privacy policy in more than a year — but that didn't stop the company from putting up a glossy website explaining it in layman's terms. Microsoft too has been touting its respect for its users's privacy. This doesn't represent any high-minded altruism on those companies' parts, of course; it's part of their battle against Google, their archrival that offers almost all of its services for free and makes its money mining user data.


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Apple Music, iTunes Movies and iBooks debut in China

Apple announced a major expansion to its digital content offerings on Wednesday local China time as the company introduced the huge Asian market to Apple Music, iTunes Movies and iBooks services.

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Apple Music, iTunes Movies, and iBooks now available...

Apple today announced via a press release that its Apple Music, iTunes Movies, and iBooks services are now available to customers in China. The company says that Apple Music is launching in China with “millions” of songs, including local artists like Eason Chan, Li Ronghao, JJ Lin and G.E.M, as well as international stars like […]

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Poll: As Apple Music free trial expires, are you...

When Apple Music officially launched earlier this year, we ran a poll seeing where people were switching from to use the service. A surprising 33 percent of the 18,000 responses said they were switching from Spotify to Apple Music, while another 23 percent said Apple Music was their first streaming service. At the time, however, anyone […]

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Estimated iPhone 6s build cost pegged at $211.50,...

Despite Tim Cook's harsh dismissal of "guesstimators," research firm IHS Technology claims Apple's latest iPhone 6s and 6s Plus hardware bears material costs of $211.50 and $236, respectively.

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Apple's enterprise business made $25B in past...

During an interview at the BoxWorks 2015 conference on Tuesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed enterprise sales generated $25 billion over the past 12 months, or roughly 14 percent of the company's revenue for the trailing year.

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∞ Black Stone Cherry: White Trash Millionaire

I love these guys—just straight ahead Rock.

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Google tries again to Challenge the iPhone 6s with...

Today Google introduced two new Nexus smartphones, the Nexus 6P at $700 and Nexus 5X at $559 along with the new Google Pixel C Tablet that's a unique 2-in-1 device that's a combined tablet and magnetised keyboard.

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AWT News Update: September 29, 2015

OS X El Capitan's coming tomorrow - are you ready to upgrade?

  • Make sure you get a good full backup or Time Machine backup of your favorite Mac tonight
  • Google Maps comes to Apple Watch
  • Pixar gets hands-on with the iPad Pro and Apple Pencil
  • Apple Pay may end up in the Great White North in October

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As you may have noticed on Apple World Today this afternoon, Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan will...

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Edit your photos using third-party extensions in...

With OS X El Capitan, you can install third-party photo editing extensions on your Mac and use them right alongside the built-in tools in Photos.

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Apple buys nearly 200 acres of land for Oregon data...

In line with rumors earlier this year, Apple last Friday closed on a $3.6 million purchase of nearly 200 acres of land in Prineville, Ore., a land grab that could double the size of existing iCloud data center operations in the region.

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Box launches a Free & Exclusive Business...

While Apple's CEO attended the BoxWorks Fireside event today as scheduled, Box Inc. announced a new mobile application for Apple's iPhone and iPad called Box Capture. The business-oriented photo/video app comes as Box seeks to become more ingrained in ways employees work outside of offices.

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Found on Mars: Cool, Clear Water?

Dark, narrow streaks going downhill at four locations on Mars are evidence of water flowing on the planet. Called "recurring slope lineae," the streaks are approximately the length of a football field, according to NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. They are believed to have been formed by the seasonal flow of water. Lujendra Ojha of the Georgia Institute of Technology noticed these lineae as an undergraduate student at the University of Arizona in 2010. His team's report on the research was published Monday in Nature Geoscience.

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iOS 9 'Wi-Fi Assist' Could Lead To Huge...

Dave Knott writes: One of the new features introduced in iOS9 is "Wi-Fi Assist." This enables your phone to automatically switch from Wi-Fi to a cellular connection when the Wi-Fi signal is poor. That's helpful if you're in the middle of watching a video or some other task on the internet that you don't want interrupted by spotty Wi-Fi service. Unfortunately, Wi-Fi Assist is enabled by default, which means that users may exceed their data cap without knowing it because their phone is silently switching their data connection from Wi-Fi to cellular.


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iTunes Connect iOS app updates with push...

Apple updated its iTunes Connect client for iOS on Tuesday, bolting on a notification system for developers, publishers and others who need to keep up with their submissions.

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OS X El Capitan Available as Free Update Tomorrow

OS X El Capitan, the latest major release of the world’s most advanced desktop operating system, will be available Wednesday, September 30, as a free update for Mac users. El Capitan builds on the groundbreaking features and beautiful design of OS X Yosemite. “People love using their Macs, and one of the biggest reasons is the power and ease of use of OS X,” said Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering. “El Capitan refines the Mac experience and improves performance in a lot of little ways that make a very big difference. Feedback from our OS X beta program has been incredibly positive and we think customers are going to love their Macs even more with El Capitan.”

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Tip of the Day: Adjusting video recording quality...

When Apple introduced 60 fps video recording on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, it helpfully added a setting in iOS 8 to toggle it on and off. With the higher resolutions now offered by the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, iOS 9 expands these settings to provide even further control over both the recording resolution and frame rates....

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News: Google Maps gets Apple Watch support

Google has released an update to Google Maps adding support for getting directions using the Apple Watch. This latest update allows users to route to home or work directly from the wearable device, or view any other directions that have been plotted using the app on the iPhone. In addition to Apple Watch support, the Google Maps iOS update also allows users to compare ETAs across driving, transit, walking and biking routes, and call businesses and…

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Review: BenQ treVolo Bluetooth Portable...

The BenQ treVolo ($299) is an electrostatic compact portable Bluetooth speaker with a unique set of components. It comes from BenQ, a company known mostly for projectors and monitors — treVolo is the company's only speaker. The name “treVolo,” roughly translated from Italian, means “three flights." We let BenQ’s high-end speaker spread its wings; let’s see if it can soar.{/exp:char_limit}

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Google Maps comes to the Apple Watch in latest iOS...

Google has released an updated version of its mapping application for iOS that includes several new features, including an Apple Watch app. Along with the new watch app comes the ability to compare ETAs for different modes of transportation, such as biking and walking. Users can now also call a business or get directions to […]

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Google unveils new Nexus phones, Chromecasts, Pixel...

At a Tuesday press event, Apple rival Google announced a wide slate of new hardware including two new Nexus phones, new Chromecasts, and the Pixel C Android tablet.

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Google Maps for iOS Gains Apple Watch App

Google today updated its Google Maps app for iOS to version 4.11.0, adding support for the Apple Watch. As of today, there's a Google Maps app that delivers directions on Apple's wrist-worn device.

Along with a new Apple Watch app, today's update also includes a tool for comparing estimated travel times across driving, transit, walking and biking directions, and it adds a feature for calling businesses and getting directions from a list of places. As with most updates, there are also unspecified bug fixes.

What's New
- Easily compare ETAs across driving, transit, walking & biking
- Call business & get directions directly from a list of places
- Get directions to places now on your Apple Watch
- Bug fixesThis isn't Google's first app for the Apple Watch, but it will arguably be the most useful as there are many iOS users who still prefer to use Google Maps over Apple Maps.


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Gear: Booq Shadow Messenger Bag

Booq’s new Shadow messenger bag is made to fit MacBooks from 12” to 15”. The bag comes in two variations — a black nylon bag or a gray fiber bag. We received the black nylon bag, and it happens to be a light ballistic nylon with water-repellent coating. As always, Booq’s Terralinq lost-and-found service comes with the bag.

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$450 for a prepaid iPhone 6s seems like a typo, but...

From 9to5Toys.com: Apple’s latest flagship iPhone isn’t even a week old yet, but it’s already getting its first discount. Boost Mobile (part of the Sprint Network) offers the 16GB iPhone 6s in Space Gray for $549.99 (already $100 below list), but applying coupon code B6677847 during checkout drops your final price down to just $449.99 […]

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Microsoft is granted a Design Patent for HoloLens

In early 2015 Microsoft introduced HoloLens during a Windows 10 Special Event by Alex Kipman who is considered one of the 'Fathers of the Kinect' was assigned the HoloLens project. Today Microsoft ...

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TAG Heuer to launch $1,800 Apple Watch competitor in...

Luxury monolith LVMH is set to launch a new Apple Watch competitor under its TAG Heuer brand in November, priced starting at $1,800. But even that may not be enough to offset a troubling 2016 for the Swiss watchmaker, the head of the company's watch division said in an interview on Tuesday.

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Apple agrees to pay LA school district $4.2 million...

The Los Angeles Unified School District has reached a tentative settlement agreement with Apple over the failed plan to put iPads in the hands of every student and teacher in the district. Under the proposed settlement, Apple will pay $4.2 million to the district, according to the L.A. Times (http://tinyurl.com/owzoljv).

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SteerMouse 4.2.5 - Powerful third-party mouse driver...

SteerMouse is an advanced driver for USB and Bluetooth mice. It also supports Apple Mighty Mouse very well.

SteerMouse can assign various functions to buttons that Apple's software does not allow, including double-clicks, modifier clicks, application switching, assignment of shortcut keys, "snap to" cursor movement, which moves the cursor to target (such as an OK button), and more.

SteerMouse lets you control the cursor's Sensitivity on top of the Tracking Speed. (Apple's software only allows adjustment for the Tracking Speed.) By adjusting both configurations, you can customize the ideal setting for the cursor to fit the movements of your hand.

Version 4.2.5:

  • Now supports OS X 10.11 El Capitan.
  • Problem solved where the Logitech G700 would be unstable.

  • OS X 10.4 or later

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Tim Cook on Apple and Microsoft partnership: '...

Close to $50 billion in revenue last quarter. 13 million iPhones sold in a weekend. So how does Apple CEO Tim Cook feel about his company’s record-breaking success?

“We haven’t started yet,” Cook said. The Apple CEO sat down for a fireside chat with Box CEO Aaron Levie at the BoxWorks conference in San Francisco on Tuesday morning. A more contextual interpretation of that statement could be that Apple hasn’t really started in enterprise, but that’s certainly what’s coming next for the Cupertino-based tech company.


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Moshi iGlaze Napa brings the touch of leather to the...

Moshi iGlaze Napa case for iPhone 6s Plus. Photo ©2015 Steven Sande

No sooner had the Apple "Hey Siri" event been announced than Apple World Today started receiving information from case manufacturers about their lines for iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. Fortunately for all of the manufacturers, they could all breathe a sign of relief since Apple changed the dimensions of the phones so little that the same cases made for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus could be used for the new phones. Well, some manufacturers chose to release new cases anyway, and one of those is the Moshi iGlaze Napa (US$49.95), a very classy looking snap-on case for Apple's latest iPhones.


Moshi's design sense is one of the best in the industry, and the iGlaze Napa demonstrates that perfectly. The case is essentially a standard polycarbonate snap on case with a leatherette backing to it, but the...

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Happy Hour Podcast 034 | iPhone 6s and 6s Plus...

Apple’s iPhone 6s and 6s Plus are finally here and we’re giving you a rundown of our favorite features and overall impressions. Does the iPhone 6s live up to the hype? Check out this week’s episode for more details. The Happy Hour podcast is available for download on iTunes and through our dedicated RSS feed. […]

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Announcing general availability of ExpressRoute for...

Azure ExpressRoute for Office 365 enables organizations to establish a private, managed network connection to Office 365 as an alternative to connecting over the Internet. This direct connection offers customers more predictable network performance, an SLA for guaranteed availability and additional data privacy. As more organizations depend on Office 365 for document collaboration and communications, they will come to depend more and more on the network connectivity they have between their users and Office 365.

Today we’re pleased to announce that Azure ExpressRoute for Office 365 is now generally available from these network operators:

  • British Telecom
  • Equinix
  • Tata Communications
  • TeleCity Group
  • Verizon

You can read about how Microsoft is using ExpressRoute for Office 365 in the Microsoft IT whitepaper, “Optimizing network performance for Microsoft Office 365...

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iPhone 6s and 6s Plus 4K camera test [Video]

With the launch of Apple’s iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, users now have the option to shoot up 12-megapixel photos and 4K video at 30 fps. This is four times the video resolution found on the iPhone 6, but how does it perform? We’ve put together a new video test to find out exactly what […]

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A9 Chip Manufacturing Split 60/40 Between TSMC and...

Teardowns of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus have revealed two different A9 chips inside the devices, one created by TSMC and one developed by Samsung, which is slightly smaller in size, having been manufactured on a 14-nanometer process instead of a 16-nanometer process.

There was early some speculation that the chips were divided by model, with the iPhone 6s getting the smaller Samsung chip and the iPhone 6s Plus receiving the larger TSMC chip, but new data collected by an iOS developer suggests that is not the case.

Hiraku Wang has created an app that's able to determine whether an iPhone has a TSMC chip or a Samsung chip, and has shared some data on results gathered from users who have installed his app.

According to results from approximately 2,500 iPhones, there are more TSMC chips than Samsung chips. TSMC chips were found to be...

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How to Revive The Levelator in El Capitan

If you’ve been using The Levelator to normalize volume in recorded audio, the bad news is that the orphaned app doesn’t work in El Capitan. The good news is that the fix is simple.


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Pacifist 3.5.5 - Install individual files from .pkg...

Pacifist opens up .pkg installer packages, .dmg disk images, .zip, .tar. tar.gz, .tar.bz2, .pax, and .xar archives and more, and lets you extract or install individual files out of them. This is useful if you need to install just one file out of a package instead of the entire package (for example, if you deleted your Preview application and need to reinstall it, but not the whole operating system), or if you want to inspect a downloaded package to see what it will do before installing it. Pacifist can also load some archive types over HTTP, in case you want to extract just a single file from a large .zip archive without waiting for the entire archive to download. Finally, Pacifist can examine the kernel extensions installed in your system to let you see what installer installed them, and whether the installer was made by Apple or a third-party.

Version 3.5.5:

  • Restored the Italian localization
  • Added a specific warning for when...

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WALTR 1.6.3 - Convert video and music directly for...

WALTR is designed to make it easy to convert and transfer any music or video file to an iPad or iPhone format for native playback. It supports a huge variety of media file types, including MP3, MP4, AVI, CUE, WMA, M4R, AAC, M4V, M4A, FLAC, ALAC, MKV, and more. It even supports file types that are not normally compatible with iOS, including MKV, AVI, FLAC, and CUE, allowing them to be played in the native Music and Movie apps on iOS. Using WALTR is simple. After closing iTunes, a user just needs to plug an iPhone or iPad into a Mac and open the WALTR app. The iOS device and its available storage space is listed at the top of the app, and files can be dragged to the blank space in the app for immediate transfer to the iOS device. Uploads begin as soon as a file is dragged into the WALTR app, and most uploads are very quick, taking a few seconds. Once a file has been transferred to the iPhone or iPad, it is accessible in either the native Movies or Music app on the...

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Apple releases second OS X El Capitan 10.11.1 beta...

Just under two weeks following the first beta, Apple has seeded a second beta of the upcoming OS X El Capitan 10.11.1 release to developers. The first version of El Capitan comes out on the Mac App Store for consumers tomorrow. The first 10.11.1 beta brought new emojis over from iOS to the Mac, and […]

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OS X El Capitan available tomorrow as as free update

As expected, Apple says Mac OS X El Capitan will be available on tomorrow (Wednesday, Sept. 30) as a free update for Mac users.

El Capitan builds on the features and design of OS X Yosemite. Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering, says it "refines the Mac experience and improves performance in a lot of little ways that make a very big difference."

El Capitan will be available at the Mac App Store. It supports all Macs introduced in 2009 and later, and some models introduced in 2007 and 2008.

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Apple Seeds Second OS X El Capitan 10.11.1 Beta to...

Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming OS X El Capitan update to developers for testing purposes, more than a week after releasing the first OS X 10.11.1 beta and one day before the scheduled public release of OS X El Capitan on September 30.

The new beta is available through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store and through the Apple Developer Center.

The first beta of OS X 10.11.1 introduced support for Unicode 8 and new emoji like taco, burrito, cheese wedge, hot dog, middle finger, and unicorn head.

It is not clear what other improvements the first update to OS X El Capitan will bring, but it's likely to be a minor update that includes bug fixes and performance improvements for issues encountered following the operating system's official release. According to Apple's release notes, the beta offers stability, compatibility, and security...

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News: Apple Pay coming to Canada by late October?

Apple Pay may be arriving in Canada as early as late October, according to a new report from iPhone in Canada. Earlier this year, The Wall Street Journal reported that Apple was in negotiations with the six major Canadian banks regarding a potential November launch for the mobile payments service, and now this latest report cites trusted sources within the industry that indicate that the banks and Apple appear to be on track. A number of payment processor…

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Apple offers details on its 'commitment to your...

Apple has updated its Privacy Policy webpage to reiterate its strong stance on personal privacy and, well, show how different it is from the competition regarding such matters.

"We’re publishing this website to explain how we handle your personal information, what we do and don’t collect, and why," Apple says. "We’re going to make sure you get updates here about privacy at Apple at least once a year and whenever there are significant changes to our policies."

As you add photos, messages, contacts, and credit cards to your Apple devices, they become more personal. Apple says that whey they design ways to protect that data and build safeguards into the OS X, iOS, watchOS and tvOS operating systems, apps, and the devices themselves. The company adds that they never sell your data.

When you use Siri to search by location or album name in the Photos app, Apple says it never sends your photos or any...

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Pixar staff gets early chance to test iPad Pro...

Apple recently brought the iPad Pro and the Apple Pencil to the award winning Hollywood filmmakers at Pixar, giving the studio's digital animation wizards an early sneak-peek at its upcoming technology.

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Flyshark 2 folding keyboard sports Bluetooth 4.2 and...

Folding keyboards are nothing new -- I can recall using them back in the days of Palm PDAs. But as with all of the rest of our technology, things just keep getting better. The Flyshark 2 is currently looking for funding on Kickstarter and has reached about 40% of its funding goal with a little over three weeks to go. So why should you back this project? Let's take a look.

Using Bluetooth Smart (Bluetooth 4.2), it's possible for the keyboard to get up to 1 year of battery life off of a single charge. At 9.96 inches wide (253 mm) and 2.95 inches deep (75 mm) when unfolded, the Flyshark 2 provides a surprisingly large keyboard area. The design team used 7000 series aluminum for the exterior shell, the same material used in the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. As such, the Flyshark 2 weighs only 150 grams -- about 5.3 ounces. 

The keyboard also...

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News: Google launches Google Music Family Plan

Google has announced a Family Plan for its Google Play Music All Access service, 9to5Google reports. Mirroring Apple Music’s similar offering, the new Family Plan allows up to six family members to share a single plan on separate Google Accounts for $15 per month, with the ability to listen on any device, and recommendations that are tailored to each account. A single user Google Play Music All Access plan costs $10 per month, and although Google…

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Apple throws down the gauntlet with overhauled...

Apple is making it very clear how it uses your data with a revamp of its privacy policy, posted in full on the company’s website. In the process, Cupertino is also making it plain just how different it is from other tech companies.

Apple affirmed its commitment to customer privacy a year ago, and Tuesday’s update covers everything new in iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan. The company isn’t just issuing platitudes about how great its privacy protections are—it dives into real detail about how its various services use and protect your data.


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Google to Expand India's Internet Access With...

Google CEO Sundar Pichai on Sunday announced a plan to provide high-speed public WiFi in 400 train stations across India. The announcement coincided with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the company's headquarters in Mountain View, California. Modi is expected to promote his Digital India initiative during his U.S. visit. One objective of the plan is to bring high-speed Internet to rural areas of India. Google will work closely with Indian Railways and with RailTel, which provides Internet service along the railway lines.

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Reset The Server App When It’s Unresponsive

The Server 5 app that installs on Yosemite and El Capitan is great. But when you go making changes to some things, you’re just going to cause problems, sometimes something as simple as just upgrading to the latest and greatest version of Server… I know, you’ve been told that host name changes and IP changes are all kinds of OK at this point; “look, Charles, there’s a button!” Well, go ahead, click it. Don’t mind me, you might just be alright. But then again, you might not if you’re running Open Directory, Profile Manager, or a few other services… When it works it’s a thing of beauty. But when it doesn’t, you might be restoring some stuff from backup. But just before you do that restore, let’s try one more thing. Let’s try and rebuild some certificates and configuration settings that shouldn’t impact actual service operation. Let’s try to reset the Server app and let a fresh install of the Server see if it can fix issues.

Now, I want to be clear, this is the last resort...

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OS X El Capitan 10.11.1 beta 2 Now Available

OS X El Capitan 10.11.1 beta 2 Now Available

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OS X El Capitan 10.11.1 beta 2 Now Available

OS X El Capitan 10.11.1 beta 2 Now Available

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As expected, Mac OS X El Capitan is coming tomorrow

September has been a great month for Apple fans, with updates to all major operating systems. First it was iOS 9, then watchOS 2, and now Mac OS X El Capitan will be officially available tomorrow

The new OS brings with it some features to make working with your Mac faster, simpler and smarter. Split View, which first made its appearance on iPads in iOS 9, will be available in OS X El Capitan. An updated Mission Control shows all open windows in a single layer with one swipe, making it easy to view what's open. 

Spotlight improvements will make it easier for Mac users to find documents and information. El Capitan will now provide results for weather, transit information, web video, stocks and sports, all accessed through natural language queries. 

Mail gets updated and will now add suggested events or contacts to your calendar or...

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Tim Cook Discusses Apple's Enterprise Efforts...

Apple CEO Tim Cook is participating in a "fireside chat" today with Box CEO Aaron Levie at BoxWorks 2015, following Apple's record-breaking iPhone launch weekend.

Given that this is an enterprise conference, the interview naturally begins with a discussion of Apple's enterprise efforts, although Cook notes that to some degree there is no such thing as an "enterprise phone" any more than there are enterprise cars and that Apple has been quietly numerous phones and tablets to companies.

Cook does, however, highlight some of Apple's enterprise partnerships, including Cisco and Box, emphasizing how transformational mobile is for businesses. Mobility enables significant increases in productivity and gives companies the opportunity to rethink their business processes. But nobody, including Apple, is way out in front on this.

Levie then gives Cook a "layup" question, asking why this sort of transformation can't happen...

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Advertisers Already Using New iPhone Text Message...

Andy Smith writes: The annoying App Store redirect issue has blighted iPhone users for years, but now there's a new annoyance and it's already being exploited: Visit a web page on your iPhone and any advertiser can automatically open your messages app and create a new text message with the recipient and message already filled in. We can only hope they don't figure out how to automatically send the message, although you can bet they're trying.


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SuperDuper 2.8

Adds support for OS X 10.11 El Capitan and now requires 10.7 Lion or later. (Free, $27.95 for additional features, free update, 2.9 MB)


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OS X El Capitan to be released Wednesday, September...

OS X 10.11 El Capitan hits tomorrow.

That’s the official word from Apple via a press release issued on Tuesday.

The new operating system will become available tomorrow (September 30th) on the Mac App Store as a free update. The information has been available since Apple’s September 9th event, which included the Wednesday release date as an easter egg during the new iPhone’s 3D Touch demo.

Compared to OS X Yosemite, El Capitan is more of a minor update that focuses on under-the-hood improvements versus new end-user features and design changes. However, the operating system still does include new features such as a split-screen apps mode, new search features in...

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OS X El Capitan Reviews: 'Solid as a Rock...

Following the release of the golden master version of OS X 10.11 El Capitan to developers earlier in the month, the first reviews for the newest iteration on Apple's desktop operating system have begun to hit this morning, ahead of the wide public release tomorrow, September 30. After testing El Capitan for a few weeks, most sites agree that while OS X 10.11 isn't a massive overhaul, its performance enhancements and speed boosts make upgrading to the free new OS essentially a no-brainer.

Macworld calls El Capitan "solid as a rock," noting improvements to features like Mission Control and the introduction of Split View as big...

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Video tests show iPhone 6s, 6s Plus relatively water...

The good news is that the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus handsets are pretty water resistant.

The bad news is that they’re not waterproof and it’s a bad idea to go swimming with them.

A group of YouTube users have put together some videos showcasing the results of both the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus under a few inches of water, although the devices fare much worse when put to the test under four feet of water in a swimming pool.

The first video has both the iPhone 6s Plus and the Galaxy S6 Edge being submerged in a few inches of water. The two handsets survived being submerged for 30 minutes and appeared to retain their entire functionalities...

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September month-end Patreon update

It’s with a great deal of sadness that we have to report that our friend and co-worker Dave Caolo won’t be with us on a regular basis anymore. On the plus side, Dave is working full time at the International Fund for Animal Welfare and will be writing the occasional piece for AWT.

As a result of Dave departing Apple World Today, we’re readjusting our Patreon goals and I’m happy to say that we’re now very close to our goal of keeping the site going for the foreseeable future. With the support of just over 300 patrons, the site is gaining $1,693.49 each month that is used to keep us solvent. If that number gets to $2,000, we'll be able to keep Apple World Today going indefinitely; at $2,250 we'll add a weekly podcast; and at $2,500 we'll add curated forums. For $4,000 a month, we'll get rid of ads forever! The goals are more attainable than ever.

How do you become a backer? Click here:...

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News: Zane Lowe unsure about future of Beats 1

During a conversation with his former BBC boss, Beats 1 DJ Zane Lowe expressed some doubts about the future of Apple Music’s flagship radio station, The Telegraph reports. When Ben Cooper, controller of BBC’s Radio 1, asked Lowe if Apple Music needed Beats 1, Lowe candidly responded, “I’m not sure it does,” before going on to call the station a work in progress. Lowe left Radio 1 after more than a decade there and relocated…

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Apple hypes Wednesday's launch of free OS X 10....

OS X 10.11 El Capitan is on track to debut Wednesday, Apple confirmed with a press release, reminding customers that they will be able to install the free update from the Mac App Store.

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How to make your own bootable OS X 10.11 El Capitan...

Enlarge / Even in the download-only era, it's easy to make yourself offline OS X install media. (credit: Andrew Cunningham)

It was 2009 when Apple last released a new operating system on physical media. Things have proceeded remarkably smoothly since version 10.7 switched to download-only installers, but there are still good reasons to want an old, reliable USB stick. For instance, if you find yourself doing multiple installs, a USB drive may be faster than multiple downloads (especially if you use a USB 3.0 drive). Or maybe you need a recovery disk for older Macs that don't support the Internet Recovery feature. Whatever the reason, you're in luck, because it's not hard to make one.


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OS X 10.11 El Capitan: The Ars Technica Review

Enlarge / Putting El Capitan through its paces on a wide range of hardware. (credit: Andrew Cunningham)

Poor OS X can't get no respect.

Apple's Mac operating system has been playing second fiddle to the iPhone since 2007, when Leopard was delayed to make more room for the then-new smartphone. And despite the occasional protest to the contrary, OS X hasn't been the apple of Apple's eye since then. It was second to iCloud, second to iMessage, second to the post-Scott-Forstall flattening of the operating system. And as an added insult, Apple couldn't find time at a two-hour product event to...

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Behind-the-Scenes Moments & Cast Interviews From...

With publicity for the new Steve Jobs movie ramping up ahead of its October 9 release, a new video was shared by ScreenSlam over the weekend, showing a few behind-the-scenes moments of the creation of the film, along with some cast and crew interviews.

Seth Rogen, who stars as Steve Wozniak, praises screenwriter Aaron Sorkin's unique approach to the story and describes the movie as so "cinematic" and different from any other biopic, that it almost feels more like fiction than reality. Director Danny Boyle also described the movie as a natural extension of Sorkin's previous movie, The Social Network, with both films centering around individuals who "create this modern world" and the repercussions their innovations have on themselves, their friends and family, and everyone who uses what they built.

ScreenSlam also posted a lengthier 37-minute...

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News: Apple updates privacy policies for iOS 9,...

Apple has updated its privacy policy to cover newer aspects of iOS 9, including sections breaking down security measures within specific apps like News, Apple Music and public transit directions in Maps. Apple says while News uses information about the stories a user is reading to serve up ads, reading activity information isn’t shared with other Apple services and is linked only to a News-specific identifier that can be reset at any time by…

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Apple updates privacy minisite, says iOS 9 News...

Apple on Tuesday updated its privacy minisite, spelling out things like its policy on encryption and changes related to iOS 9, such as the way it targets stories and advertising in its News app.

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Pixar: iPad Pro palm rejection “nigh on perfect”

Nice test drive from Dr. Wave and the Pixar team.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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Configure Alerts In OS X Server 5

OS X Server 5, running on El Capitan or Yosemite, comes with a few new alerting options previously unavailable in versions of OS X. The alerts are sent to administrators via servermgrd and configured in the 5th version of the Server app. To configure alerts on the server, open the Server app and then click on Alerts in the Server app sidebar. Next, click on the Delivery tab.

At the Delivery screen, click on the Edit button for Email Addresses and enter every email address that should receive alerts sent from the server. Then click on the Edit button for Push Notifications. Here, check the box for each administrator of the server. The email address on file for the user then receives push notifications of events from the server.


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NeoFinder 6.8 - Catalog your external media and...

NeoFinder (formerly CDFinder) rapidly organizes your data, either on external or internal disks, or any other volumes. It catalogs all your data, so you stay in control of your data archive or disk library. With extensive metadata support, you can find your files quickly.

Feature Overview

  • Catalog: any hard disk, data folder, CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, BlueRay, HD-DVD, iPod, Server Volume, Audio-CD, USB-Stick, FTP-Server, and more
  • Power: Handle really large amounts of data
  • Photo Previews: Create beautiful thumbnails for many photo and image formats, such as JPG, TIFF, EPS, RAW, PDF, PSD, BMP, GIF, PNG, TGA, IFF (Maya)
  • Audio Meta Data: MP3, AAC (iTunes), FLAC (Lossless), ALAC (Apple Lossless), and AIFF meta data: author, album, title, composer, lyrics, cover art, track number, duration, bit rate, genre, year, comment. Even catalogs whole Audio-CDs, and Apple iPhone ringtone files!
  • Photo Meta Data: XMP (used by Adobe Bridge...

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External Link: A Comparison of Every iPhone Camera

Photographer Lisa Bettany has posted comparison shots showing how the rear camera of the iPhone 6s stacks up to every previous iPhone model. While the iPhone 6s comes out on top in most tests, as you’d expect, there are a few areas where older models have the upper hand.


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External Link: The iPhone 6s Is Not Waterproof

There are videos making the rounds showing an iPhone 6s soaking in a bowl of water and then coming out seemingly unscathed. While the new iPhones appear to be more water-resistant than prior models, don’t bring your new iPhone into the shower. Even if problems don’t manifest immediately, they can appear days later, and a dive into a pool still appears to kill an iPhone 6s.


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∞ The truth is still out there

I want to believe.

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News: Size variations found in new iPhone A9...

After Apple split orders for its new A9 chip between Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. and Samsung, Chipworks is reporting that Samsung A9 chips are 10 percent smaller than TSMC A9 chips found in the same iPhone 6s models. While Apple has split orders for components to meet supply demands before, this is the first time such a critical component has not come from a single supplier, hinting that Apple faced serious supply issues in obtaining enough…

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Inside iOS 9: Apple's Notes app is greatly...

Apple's native Notes application has received a major overhaul with iOS 9, allowing users to sketch ideas, insert pictures, include links to external apps, and more, making it a fully featured note taking solution.

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Apple Introduces the Apple Music How-To Video Library

Apple released a new series of six 'how-to' videos covering 'Radio,' ...

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Cocoatech's Path Finder ready for Mac OS X El...

Cocoatech has announced Path Finder 7.2, a free update of their file browser for users running OS X. The upgrade is compatible with the upcoming El Capitan 10.11.

Path Finder allows you to view hidden files, compare, merge and synchronize folders, batch rename and batch select files, use Dual Pane and full keyboard navigation to browse your file system and more. Path Finder is extremely customizable and allows you to work how you want.

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1000 OpenType Fonts updated on the Mac App Store

128bit Technologies (www.macappware.com) has announced 1000 OpenType Fonts, an update to their custom font preview app for Mac OS X.

The font collection includes 240 unique font family styles with 1,000 total fonts. It can be used in graphic and logo design, web design, scrapbooks, presentations, invitations, promotional material, advertisements, and more.

For a limited time you can save 70 percent on the new version. You can buy it for US$29.99 at the Mac app Store.

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Apple's Maps app for Mac OS X, iOS could get a...

Apple has been granted a patent (number 9,147,286) by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office for "non-static 3D map views." Think of the invention as the iOS 9 Live Photos feature applied to the Maps app for Mac OS X and iOS — and kicked up a notch. 

The patent — for a mapping app that generates views of a 3D map — could animates water, foliage, buildings and other map elements based on your input The app includes a geographic data module for identifying a set of geographic data that represents a portion of the 3D map. 

The set of geographic data includes a set of camera captured images that correspond to the portion of the 3D map. The mapping app includes an image processing module for rendering the view of the 3D map based on the geographic data by animating a type of map element in the view of the 3D map.

In the patent filing, Apple says its invention would animate different defined types of map...

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Macgo Blu-ray Player - Blu-ray player. (...

Macgo Blu-ray Player can bring you the most unforgettable Blu-ray experience on your Mac. Overview Macgo Mac Blu-ray Player can satisfy just about every need you could possibly have in a Blu-ray Player. It features a friendly user interface, ultrafast loading and super high quality. Besides that, it perfectly supports Blu-ray, DVD and any other media format that you want to play. It outputs video at up to 1080p high-definition quality without loss of data and frame, and allows full preservation of all audio tracks (like DTS 5.1, Dolby TrueHD Audio, etc.).

Macgo Mac Blu-ray Player is really easy to operate. You can control almost everything on the main interface with your mouse. More settings can be done by right-click on the interface while playing. Or you can change preferences in the menu on the top of the interface. Macgo Mac Blu-ray Player is the first Blu-ray player on Mac, and its uniqueness doesn't just end with that. It can support any media...

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Xcode 7.0.1 has 'app thinning' support for...

Apple has released Xcode 7.0.1. Xcode is Apple's integrated development environment (IDE) tool.

The update for the utility offers "app thinning" support for iOS 9 and, of course, bug fixes. Xcode includes software development kits for Mac OS X and iOS. It’s a free download at the Mac App Store.

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VectorLinux Light Has That Old-School Linux Feeling

VectorLinux 7.1 Light Edition targets fans of the IceWM desktop environment who own older computers. VectorLinux released its latest light edition this summer. What makes it new compared with previous editions is the shift to the lightweight IceWM. Yes, IceWM is very old school. Still, it is a handy and functional alternative that serves legacy computers well. The standard edition of VectorLinux 7.1, which arrived several weeks prior to the latest light release, uses the Xfce desktop environment.

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IHS, ABI Research offer predictions for 2015 iPad...

Can the iPad Pro, which goes on sale in November, turn Apple's tablet sales around or even reverse the downward course of global tablet sales in general? The iPad's market share has consistently decreased by about 18 percent over the last few years even as the market as a whole shrank by 7 percent.

"The current IHS forecast calls for 2.8 million iPad Pros to be sold in 2015," Rhoda Alexander, director of Tablet and Notebook Research at the research group, told Apple World Today. "Note that this figure factors in projected production limits. We expect initial demand for the product will be much higher, perhaps as high as five million units so expect Apple to enter 2016 with healthy backorders for the product."

New market intelligence data from ABI Research predicts the installed base of tablets will decrease for the first time in 2016 as growth from first-time buyers shifts to replacement purchases...

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The latest iOS apps for Sept. 29

Here are some of the latest apps available at the Apple App Store for the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and/or Apple Watch.

Jutiful has announced AZZL. The US$2.99 offers a twist on logic puzzles. Users move their fingertips and are instantly transported to the world that looks like a cartoon dimension. To solve each puzzle, they must tap, move, swipe, and rotate animated pieces that include squares, zigzags, waves, hexagons, triangles, circles and more.

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How to use your Apple Watch in Nightstand Mode

watchOS 2 provides a new Nightstand mode for the Apple Watch that allows the smartwatch to serve as a bedside alarm clock. The Digital Crown and side button serve as snooze and off buttons for the alarm. You can enable Nightstand mode via your iPhone or on the Apple Watch itself.

To do so, via your iPhone:

  • Launch the Watch app on your iPhone.
  • Tap General.
  • Scroll down, then slide the switch next to Nightstand Mode to the On position.

To enable Nightstand mode directly on the Apple Watch:

  • Launch the Settings app.
  • Tap General.
  • Scroll down and tap Nightstand Mode.
  • Slide the switch to the On position.

You're ready! Now you can use your watch even when you’re done wearing it for the day. Just place it on its side and connect the charger. The Apple Watch will automatically go into Nightstand mode, a digital display that illuminates whenever you touch the screen,...

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Tower 2.3.0 - Version control with Git made easy. (...

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

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

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


  • git-svn support
  • File history
  • git-flow support
  • Submodule support
  • Blame view
  • Single-line staging (per-line committing)
  • Cherry-picking
  • Discard chunks/lines
  • Direct Github, Bitbucket, Gitlab, GitSwarm, and Beanstalk integration
  • Support for Bitbucket team accounts
  • ...

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Kool Tools: DejaOffice app for Outlook

Microsoft Outlook users take note: CompanionLink Software now synchronizes Outlook on a Mac or PC without Exchange ActiveSync or iCloud and provides Outlook-like features on iOS devices.

The DejaOffice for Outlook App is available from the Apple App Store and offers USB, secure Wi-Fi and secure Cloud Sync. It works with CompanionLink on the Mac and PC to provide a simple alternative to Exchange ActiveSync and iCloud solutions that carry less data and experience more problems.

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Foxconn and Pegatron Running Full Tilt to keep up...

According to a new supply chain report, Foxconn and Pegatron, the two major assemblers of the new iPhone 6s devices, reportedly have been running at full ...

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Create Booklet 1.2 for OS X adds new pro features

TheKeptPromise (www.thekeptpromise.com) has released Create Booklet 1.2, an update to its booklet printing app for Mac OS X.

Create Booklet allows anyone to create a booklet from almost any file from within almost any software. Thanks to the manual duplex feature, the user saves money, time and paper when printing many pages. MacUpdate's most downloaded booklet app adds requested features like Page Numbering and Creep Compensation, as well as an improved layout and help.

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Maintain rolls out Cocktail 9.0 (El Capitan Edition)

Maintain has served up Cocktail 9.0 (El Capitan Edition), a new edition of Cocktail for users running OS X El Capitan 10.11.

Cocktail is a general purpose utility for OS X that lets users clean, repair and optimize their Macs. The new version adds OS X El Capitan 10.11 and addresses compatibility issues with OS X Server 5, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 6 and Microsoft Office 2016. It also contains many other bug fixes and overall performance improvements.

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Tropical Software Announces TopXNotes Freemium Suite...

Tropical Software says its TopXNotes for iOS is now a Freemium Suite comprised of TopXNotes Free, TopXNotes, and TopXNotes Pro.

TopXNotes Free contains four-way sorting in the NoteOrganizer. The TopXNotes family will keep your notes synchronized between TopXNotes for Mac and TopXNotes Touch for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. TopXNotes Free for iOS offers major improvements to its Wi-Fi based NoteSync process developed for TopXNotes.

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Gartner: more than 75 percent of companies investing...

Investment in big data continues to increase in 2015, but not as rapidly as in previous years. More than three-quarters of companies are investing or planning to invest in big data in the next two years, a three percent increase over 2014, according to a recent survey of IT and business leaders by Gartner, Inc. (www.gartner.com).

The survey, which was conducted among 437 Gartner Research Circle Members in June 2015, included global organizations across all industries, both Gartner clients and non-clients.

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FolderGlance still a great Mac OS X utility after...

Yellow Lemon Software's FolderGlance, a utility for browsing files and folders, is still a solid addition to your Mac's software arsenal after all these years. With version 3.0.5, it's able to resolve aliases on Mac OS X Yosemite. Alias handling on older Mac OS X releases has also been improved.

FolderGlance lets you preview files directly from the contextual menus, as well as move, copy and make aliases of selected files at locations you browse to. For example, its Hover Previews feature lets you automatically preview files while browsing the context menu created by FolderGlance. 

By allowing the mouse cursor to linger over a file shown in one of FolderGlance's context menus for a short time (more on that in a moment), a preview automatically appears on-screen. The preview mode lets you quickly browse a pictures, documents and other files without using your keyboard.

Unless you only use your Mac...

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NetSpot 2.4.623 - Wireless survey tool. (Free)

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

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

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

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

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Camera shootout: How the iPhone 6s compares to the...

If you glance through the iPhone 6s’s specs and list of features, you would be forgiven for thinking that its most important camera upgrade is the sensor on its back-facing camera, which has been bumped from 8 megapixels—which has persisted since the iPhone 4s—to 12 megapixels. Actually, the increase in resolution is the least interesting thing to happen to what is, remember, the most popular camera in the world. Far more exciting is what’s happened to the camera on the other side of the iPhone, and what Apple is doing with video.

To better understand the iPhone 6s’s photographic abilities, and to help you decide if you want to upgrade from its immediate predecessor, we ran some side-by-side tests of the iPhone 6 and 6s. These tests were—how shall we put this?—appropriately scientific. That is, we shot with both iPhones at the same time, but we were taking real world photos, not artificial studio shots of grey cards and ISO testing charts. Also, while we’...

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Apple Granted 28 Patents Today Covering an iPhone...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 28 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover an iPhone invention that covers an advanced glass wraparound display design, a new ...

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The final verdict: Which Macworld staffers are...

When Apple Music first launched three months ago, all of us here at Macworld immediately signed up and started grooving to its three-month free trial. (That is, until Prince’s catalog disappeared.) Most of us were already subscribing to other music streaming services, but since Apple Music had a long lead-in period, there was no harm in double-dipping in the musical honey jar.

Our initial reactions were strong, and favorable. We loved its personalized playlists, Siri integration, and the always changing “For You” section. We were thrilled to have a place to legally stream 1989. We even started to enjoy...

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Apple Wins Patent for 3D Animated Maps that could be...

In 2013 Apple went 3D maps crazy. In one report alone we listed 28 different patent applications. The one patent that wasn't listed in that group has been granted a patent today under the title non-static 3D Map Views.

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The game has got some drastic changes within gameplay and graphics. Firstly off with movement, players feel more fluidic, and player’s momentum is usually all which matters. If you’re anything but balanced while using ball, any defender might undertake and take the soccer ball. All in Fifa 16 Account all, that’s twelve teams, three grounds, two authentic broadcast programs, and four game modes have fun with. There is not but news on variables like the time the demo...

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The game has got some drastic changes within gameplay and graphics. Firstly off with movement, players feel more fluidic, and player’s momentum is usually all which matters. If you’re anything but balanced while using ball, any defender might undertake and take the soccer ball. All in Fifa 16 Account all, that’s twelve teams, three grounds, two authentic broadcast programs, and four game modes have fun with. There is not but news on variables like the time the demo...

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Apple imagines animated 3D Maps with rippling water...

Apple Maps might reach a new level of immersion if Apple opts to integrate newly patented technology that animates water, foliage and other dynamic objects based on touch, motion and sound.

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Monday September 28

L.A. Unified to get $6.4 million in settlement over...

LA Times:

The Los Angeles Unified School District has reached a tentative $6.4-million settlement over curriculum from education software giant Pearson that the school system said its teachers barely used.

The pact is the latest fallout from an aborted $1.3-billion plan to provide an iPad to every student, teacher and campus administrator in the nation’s second-largest school district.

The Board of Education is expected to vote on the settlement in October. The bidding process that led to the original contract is the subject of an FBI investigation.

This has been a long, drawn out embarrassment for Apple, a company that prides itself on its work with schools. While the case isn’t entirely over, this settlement at least paves the way for all parties to move on.


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Apple expands Flyover coverage to new locales in...

As part of continued effort to build out its in-house mapping service, Apple recently added 3D Flyover assets to a number of cities and landmarks, including multiple locations in France, Italy and Germany.

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Discontinued Apple Software Returns to '...

Earlier today, we noted Apple had recently removed older versions of OS X and other discontinued software from the Purchased tab of the Mac App Store for users who had previously purchased or downloaded them. The apps, which included Aperture, iPhoto, OS X Lion, OS X Mountain Lion and OS X Mavericks, have now returned to the Purchased tab.

The disappearance of the ability to re-download older software irked users, with some calling the action "user hostile." It's unclear if Apple pulled the software intentionally or whether the Mac App Store experienced a temporary bug in advance of the availability of OS X El Capitan. However, the software was unavailable for several days before returning tonight.

Only one of the apps, Aperture, will continue to be compatible with OS X El Capitan.

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Sonos upgrades flagship Play:5 HiFi wireless speaker...

Five years in the making and fifteen months since its last speaker release, all-in-one speaker maker Sonos is ready to unveil its next flagship speaker to the world with the all-new Play:5. If the name sounds familiar, that’s because Play:5 is the same name as the previous flagship home speaker from Sonos before today. With its name unchanged, then what […]

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4-gram 'Tribot' shows off heat-activated...

At the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), a laboratory that specializes in origami robots has created one that was inspired by the inchworm. The tiny 4-gram machine called "Tribot" can crawl, jump seven times its...

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Week in review video: iPhones launch, lifesaving...

Each Monday AppleInsider packs all the Apple news you need to know into a fast-paced, 120-second show. Tune in to catch up on hot stories, weekend developments and exclusive features you'll be talking about around the water cooler.

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TP-LINK, specialists in consumer and business networking products, have announced the availability of Archer C2600, the company’s next-generation router featuring wireless AC, multi-user MIMO, and 4-... Read more
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