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Tuesday June 16

09:00
Office Mix delivers LTI support and integration with...

We’re pleased to announce the availability of Learning Tool Interoperability (LTI) support for Office Mix and the addition of Microsoft to the IMS Global Learning Consortium as a Contributing Member. In this role, Microsoft represents the needs of our users as we participate in future standards development work.

Office Mix is a free add-in for PowerPoint that makes it easy to author and share interactive online lessons. Educators can easily add audio and video narration, real-time inking, screen recordings, quizzes and polls within PowerPoint. Lessons can be viewed in practically any browser on any device.

Through support of LTI, we have made it easy for educators to embed mixes into all major Learning Management Systems (LMSs), including Canvas, Engrade, Blackboard, Haiku, Moodle, Brightspace, EDUonGo and Schoology. Additionally, the LTI adoption enables McGraw-Hill Education (MHE...

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09:00
Box announces integration with Office Online for...

We are always looking for new ways to provide our customers with more flexibility and choice.  Opening up Office to customers and partners allows users to customize Office to meet their needs. Today, we are pleased that Box is announcing new integrations with Office Online that will help our joint customers more easily collaborate with documents and digital content. These new features enable users to easily browse, open and edit files with Office Online from Box, create new flies in Office Online and save them back to Box.

Earlier this year we announced a new Office 365 Cloud Storage Partner Program to make it easier for other cloud services to integrate Office Online into their applications. Box is part of the program and already offers integration with Office for iPad, iPhone and Outlook for iPhone and iPad...

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09:00
Microsoft OneNote certifications—a valuable...

Since launching and developing our OneNoteInEducation.com (formerly known as OneNoteForTeachers.com) site, we have seen teachers clamor for ways to not only learn to use OneNote but also prove their mastery. Now, Certiport provides teachers with this support by offering their Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) OneNote certification.

According the blog by Certiport last week, “Microsoft certifications are valuable...

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08:59
Bethesda Dazzles in E3 Debut


With a sackful of news about additions to its library and an expansion of its lore, Bethesda Softworks held its first-ever showcase on Sunday, as the Electronic Entertainment Expo gathered heat for its official kickoff on Tuesday. Jolly staffers dished news and trailers for the next entries in some Bethesda's most successful franchises, as well as a pair of spinoffs, and a new intellectual property that will compete for a slice of the multiplayer shooter pie.

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08:35
∞ Metallica performs the Star Spangled Banner at...

Some people are comparing this to the Hendrix Woodstock version. To me, not even close. But still, great job, amazing sound.

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08:31
Apple Watch crushed between neodymium magnets, keeps...

You probably shouldn’t do this.

Especially not with a US$10,000 Apple Watch Edition, which is insanely expensive.

And made of gold.

The guys at TechRax (the same gents who brought you a video demonstrating what happens if you shoot an iPhone 6 with a handgun) have posted a video demonstrating what happens when an Apple Watch Edition is crushed between two neodymium magnets and 650 pounds of force in the process.

It’s an impressive video and the Apple Watch Edition actually holds up pretty well, the outer screen shattering and the gold taking some scratches. Despite the damage, it still manages to charge after being crushed, making it...

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08:29
Mellel 3.4.0 - Powerful word processor with...

Mellel is the leading word processor for OS X and has been widely considered the industry standard since its inception. Mellel focuses on writers and scholars for technical writing and multilingual word processing. It offers special tools to help you write and organize long documents easily. If you need multilingual support or are writing bi-directional text, Mellel is just the thing for you: Arabic, Persian, Hebrew, and Syriac never looked better on a Mac. Even if you don't need all the bells and whistles, Mellel is still the right choice for you: clean, stable, and easy to use.



Version 3.4.0:

  • Export outline to PDF: Mellel will now allow you to export our outline to PDF, displayed as bookmark. This new feature will allow you to set if you wish to include bookmarks when exporting and if to list tag flows (e.g., image captions, characters in the text, and so on) separately.
  • Export annotations to PDF: Mellel will now let you...

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08:12
Intermission 1.1.3 - Pause and rewind live audio on...

Intermission allows you to pause and rewind live audio from any application on your Mac. Intermission will buffer up to 3 hours of audio, allowing users to skip through any assortment of audio content.



Version 1.1.3:

  • An issue where Gatekeeper would incorrectly complain about the app when first launching on OS X 10.10.4 and 10.11 has been resolved.
  • A compatibility issue with Audio Hijack 3 has been corrected.
  • Many other minor improvements have been made.



  • OS X 10.7 or later



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08:08
Apple Music signups begin appearing in iOS 8.4 beta...

Users of the latest iOS 8.4 public beta are encountering a signup prompt for Apple Music a full two weeks before the service is scheduled to go live, according to tips received by AppleInsider.

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08:05
iOS 9 beta code references suggest larger 2,732 x 2,...

This could point the way towards something pretty cool.

Reference code buried in the iOS 9 developer beta suggests Apple’s 12.9-inch “iPad Pro” is poised to use a high-resolution 2,732-by-2,048-pixel display, with a pixel density of about 263 pixels per inch.

The code is tied to the new keyboard size discovered in iOS 9 earlier on Monday, and was highlighted by developers Hiraku Wang and Steve Troughton-Smith. Although the actual code refers to a resolution of 1,366 by 1,024 pixels, Retina scaling implies a real hardware resolution of 2,732 by 2,048 pixels.

The pixel density is effectively identical to that of the iPad Air 2, which has a 2,...

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08:02
Parallels Desktop 10.2.1 - Run Windows apps without...

Parallels Desktop is simply the world's bestselling, top-rated, and most trusted solution for running Windows applications on your Mac. With Parallels Desktop for Mac, you can seamlessly run both Windows and Mac OS X applications side-by-side without rebooting. Drag-and-drop files between Windows and Mac applications, launch Windows applications from your Mac dock, and do much more with speed, control and confidence.

Seamless Simplicity Use Run Windows programs like they were native to your Mac. Setting up Parallels Desktop for Mac is simple and quick. Enjoy the best of both worlds - Windows and Mac OS X - on one seamless desktop.

Performance and Personalization Experience as much or as little Windows as you want. Multiple view modes make it possible for you to customize the level of integration between Mac and Windows without compromising performance.



Version 10.2.1 (29006):

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08:00
Adobe updates most everything in Creative Cloud,...

This is a big deal for Creative Cloud users.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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07:56
Mac Basics: Safari 6 in OS X Mountain Lion

Learn about using Safari 6 in Mountain Lion, as well as ways to personalize your browsing experience.

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07:51
J. J. Abrams: He was The Beatles to me

Great appreciation piece on Medium.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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07:50
I do not agree to your terms

Mike Ash writes a widely read development blog, which he makes available as an RSS feed. Mike got an email from Apple letting him know that they planned to include his feed in their iOS 9 News initiative. Nice to be noticed, right?

Read on.

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07:15
Apple to iOS devs: IPv6-only cell service is coming...

On the first day of its World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC), Apple presents its keynote, where it mostly unveils its consumer-facing plans. Later, when the pundits are taking their first jab at explaining what it all means, there's the Platforms State of the Union session. At 35 minutes in, Sebastien Marineau, Apple’s VP of Core OS, dropped the following bomb: "Because IPv6 support is so critical to ensuring your applications work across the world for every customer, we are making it an App Store submission requirement, starting with iOS 9."

However, on the last day of WWDC, there was a session that put the above statement in a somewhat different light. We'll get back to that because, in the mean time, I spent a larger part of the week than I'd like to admit testing whether various applications work over IPv6.

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07:02
iTunes: Troubleshooting AirPlay and AirPlay Mirroring

AirPlay icon doesn't appear in iTunes. AirPlay-enabled devices don’t appear in the AirPlay selector window. There are performance issues while using AirPlay or AirPlay Mirroring.

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06:57
Apple adds new videos to "Shot on iPhone 6...

Apple has posted more inspiration to its "Shot on iPhone 6" gallery in the form of four videos shot with the handheld device. The latest examples come from customers in the Netherlands, Australia, the United States, and Norway, and feature gorgeous footage and iPhone features like slo-mo and time lapse.

Videos like these make me want to grab my iPhone and make something beautiful. But that's the point, isn't it?

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06:55
Apple Watch Shipments Arriving to Apple Stores, In-...

Apple Stores in the United States have begun to receive shipments of the Apple Watch to fulfill in-store reservations through Personal Pickup, according to BGR. The report claims the Apple Watch will be available for in-store pickup starting today or tomorrow, but the exact product mix remains unclear at this point.

A spot check of the Apple Online Store reveals that the Personal Pickup option remains unavailable for the Apple Watch at brick-and-mortar Apple Store locations in New York and elsewhere in the United States. A dedicated Reserve and Pickup page for the Apple Watch that was live in early April also continues to redirect to the main Apple Watch product page on the company's website.

Apple Watch orders have been taken...

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06:47
Apple Will Pay More To Streaming Music Producers...

Reader journovampire supplies a link to Music Business Worldwide (based on a re/code report) that says Apple's new Apple Music service, after a trial period during which the company has refused to pay royalties, is expected to pay a bit more than 70 percent of its subscription revenue out to the companies supplying it, rather than the 58 percent that some in the music industry had feared. Notes journovampire: "If 13% of iOS device users in the world paid $9.99-per-month for Apple Music, it would generate more cash each year than the entire recorded music biz manages right now."


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06:42
Mac notebooks: Using and maintaining your Apple...

Use the information in this article to allow optimal usage and to reduce wear of the Apple MagSafe Adapter included with your Mac notebook computer.

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06:42
Vitamin-R 2.26 - Personal productivity tool. (...

Vitamin-R creates the optimal conditions for your brain to work at its best by structuring your work into short bursts of distraction-free, highly focused activity alternating with opportunities for renewal, reflection and intuition.

The built-in task logging and statistics features create a positive momentum towards productivity by providing visible feedback on your progress and achievements.

Time Slice Your Work. Vitamin-R breaks down large, vaguely defined tasks into a series of short "time slices" of between 10 and 30 minutes, each with specific, easily reachable and actionable objectives. During these time slices it keeps you focused on accomplishing only this one objective and provides you with mechanisms for dealing with interruptions, poor concentration, etc.

Get Started. Vitamin-R concentrates on getting you started allowing you to break through the resistance of procrastination and create a positive...

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06:37
∞ Oh Trevor

More original thinking, this time from a Samsung fan.

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06:30
FileMaker releases FileMaker Training Series for...

FileMaker, Inc. has announced the availability of the FileMaker Training Series for FileMaker 14 (http://www.filemaker.com/r/fts_pr), in-depth training materials that help anyone create FileMaker solutions that run on iPad, iPhone, Mac OS X, Windows and the web.

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06:09
Adobe InCopy CC 2015 11.0.0.72 - Create streamlined...

InCopy CC 2015 is available as part of Adobe Creative Cloud for as little as $19.99/month (or $9.99/month if you're a previous InCopy customer). InCopy CS6 is still available for purchase (without a monthly plan) if you prefer.

Adobe InCopy CC 2015, ideal for large team projects involving both written copy and design work, provides copywriters and editors with a powerful tool to style text, collaborate through track changes, and make simple layout modifications that integrate effortlessly with InDesign.



Version 11.0.0.72 (2015):

Note: Now requires OS X 10.9 or later.

  • Quickly and easily add borders and shading to paragraphs without manual workarounds. Highlights adjust automatically as the text is changed and work across columns...
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06:03
TSMC is Entering the CMOS Image Sensor Market to...

According to a new supply chain report this morning, TSMC has teamed up with US based InVisage Technologies to supply high-end CIS.

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06:02
Adobe Audition CC 2015 8.0.0 - Professional post-...

Audition CC 2015 is available as part of Adobe Creative Cloud for as little as $19.99/month (or $9.99/month if you're a previous Audition customer). Audition CS6 is still available for purchase (without a monthly plan) if you prefer.

Adobe Audition CC 2015 empowers you to create and deliver beautiful audio using more connected tools and dozens of new features, including Sound Remover, which can eliminate unwanted sounds from an entire file just by analyzing a small selection. Adobe Audition CC gives you access to new features as soon as they're released and is integrated with other Adobe video tools for smooth start-to-finish audio and video production. Your entire creative world, together in one place. Only in Creative Cloud.



Version 8.0.0 (2015):

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05:54
Adobe Flash CC 2015 15.0.0 - Advanced authoring...

Flash CC 2015 is available as part of Adobe Creative Cloud for as little as $19.99/month (or $9.99/month if you're a previous Flash Professional customer). Flash Professional CS6 is still available for purchase (without a monthly plan) if you prefer.

Flash CC 2015 lets you share work directly from within the application and get access to new features the moment they're released. Your entire creative world, together in one place. Work faster than ever before with a 64-bit architecture, a new streamlined user interface, and more connected tools. Create HTML content and export high-definition video and audio.

Flash CC 2015 is part of Creative Cloud. That means you have access to all the latest updates and future releases the moment they're available....

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05:44
Adobe Muse CC 2015 2015.0.0 - Design and publish...

Muse CC 2015 is available as part of Adobe Creative Cloud for as little as $14.99/month (or $9.99/month if you're a previous Muse customer). Muse CS6 is still available for purchase (without a monthly plan) if you prefer.

Adobe Muse 2015 enables designers to create websites as easily as creating a layout for print. Design and publish original HTML pages using the latest Web standards, and without writing code. Now in beta, Muse makes it a snap to produce unique, professional-looking websites.

Key Features

  • Plan your project- Easy-to-use sitemaps, master pages, and a host of flexible, site-wide tools make it fast and intuitive to get your site planned out and ready for design.
  • Design your pages -...
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    05:35
    Adobe unveils 2015 Creative Cloud Release

    Adobe (www.adobe.com) has launched the 2015 upgrade of its Adobe Creative Cloud tools and services, which updates Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, Premiere Pro CC and InDesign CC, as well as new connected mobile apps for iOS and Android.

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    05:35
    Apple Files Four More Apple Music Trademark...

    Yesterday the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) published Apple's first "Apple Music' trademark filing covering International Class 009. Today, USPTO published four new trademark filings for Apple Music covering four additional....

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    05:00
    Farewell Instacast

    Vemedio, developer of the popular Instacast podcasting client, is closing up shop. Josh Centers recommends a few alternatives.

     

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    04:47
    51% of U.S. pay-TV subscribers interested in...

    New data from Parks Associates (www.parksassociates.com) finds that 51% of pay-TV subscribers are very interested in having unlimited space to store DVR recordings, which indicates strong consumer demand for cloud-based DVR services.

    Currently, over 50% of U.S. broadband homes either include a DVR as part of their pay-TV subscription or have purchased one at retail. The research firm estimates the total number of cloud DVR subscribers in the U.S. will exceed 4.6 million by the end of 2015 and total 24 million by 2018.

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    04:43
    Apple Granted 32 Patents Today Covering Liquid Metal...

    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 32 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover patents relating to AMOLED displays for ...

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    04:15
    About iTunes library files

    The iTunes library is a database that iTunes uses to organize your music. Two iTunes library files are created and maintained by iTunes for different purposes. You'll find both of these files in the iTunes folder.

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    04:12
    Share files between two computers with target disk...

    Learn about target disk mode and how to use it to share files between two Mac computers.

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    04:09
    BatchOutput PDF 2.2.14 for Mac OS X improves print...

    Zevrix Solutions (www.zevrix.com) has rolled out BatchOutput PDF 2.2.14, a feature update to its solution to automate PDF printing with watched hot folders on Mac OS X.

    With BatchOutput PDF, users only need to drop PDFs into hot folders and the files will be printed automatically using the assigned output preset, saving users the time and effort of printing the files manually. The new version adds an option to process files under workflows where PDF files initially arrive to hot folders with an alternative file extension.

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    04:06
    Block calls and block or filter messages on your...

    If you don't want to get phone calls, FaceTime calls, or messages from a certain person, you can add them to your blocked list. You can also filter out iMessages from people who aren't saved in your contacts.

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    04:02
    Kool Tools: Acronis Access Connect

    Acronis has unveiled Acronis Access Connect – its latest file and print sharing solution for SMBs and enterprises.

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    03:51
    An outpouring of love for the playful, personality-...

    At the heart of each Think Retro column I’ve written so far has been some thing: A practical guide, a lesson from history, a celebration of design, say. At the heart of this one is heart. This week’s column is nothing more nor less than an outpouring of love for one of the sweetest, most exquisite little computers of all time: The Macintosh Classic. 

    I know that for many the powerful and flexible Macintosh SE/30 is the pinnacle of these early compact Macs, and yes, the thick chamfers and endearingly chunky styling of the original Macintosh and its siblings have charisma far beyond mere nostalgia, but for me the Classic’s purity of line is truly special. It is, in fact, classic Apple. Everything extraneous is stripped away—within engineering constraints—leaving you with just the essence of the computer. And that’s not to say it’s bland and anodyne. No, the Classic retains its playfulness and personality—that’s part of the essence that is being exposed,...

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    03:02
    Apple Watch Time Travel vs. Pebble Time: Just how...

    Pebble couldn’t have been pleased with the smartwatch portion of Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference keynote last week.

    Apple seemed to have taken a page straight out of Pebble’s playbook with an Apple Watch feature called Time Travel. Coming this fall in watchOS 2, Time Travel will let users scroll the Watch’s Digital Crown to view information from the past or future, straight from their main watch face. A forward scroll, for instance, could show tomorrow’s weather forecast, and a backwards scroll could reveal the score of last night’s game.

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    02:56
    Apple Granted Design Patents for their Shanghai...

    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of five granted design patents for Apple Inc. today which includes their Shanghai Apple Store glass entrance.

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    02:29
    Adobe updates Creative Cloud with a sync service,...

    With each passing year, the line between mobile and desktop continues to blur. No longer limited to content consumption alone, smartphones and tablets have become powerful tools capable of liberating artists and designers from having to create their best work while chained to a computer.

    Adobe’s Creative Cloud pulls these disparate worlds closer together, with a major update announced Tuesday to bring faster performance and new tools across more platforms than ever.

    Between two worlds

    Anyone who’s started reading a Kindle ebook on one device and picked up right where they left off on another is familiar with Whispersync, the technology Amazon uses to silently sync metadata in the background. Adobe has implemented their own version dubbed CreativeSync, which can be used to start a design or illustration on mobile and finish up on the desktop (or vice versa).

    ...

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    02:00
    Apple's Siri, Spotlight extend Google-like...

    The biggest announcement at WWDC--with the most relevance to developers and end users--appears to be new Apple's Siri and Spotlight search services that deliver results including deep links within apps. Here's why.

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    01:00
    Ultimate Ears Roll is a tough, wearable speaker that...

     

    Over the weekend I got my hands on the new Ultimate Ears Roll Bluetooth speaker –a durable and waterproof frisbee of a device that pumps the beats like its UE Mini Boom cousin.

    First up: It sounds really good with significant bass emerging from that thin profile.. Not quite as good as $200+ portable speakers like the Bose Soundlink Mini or even the full-sized UE MegaBoom but plenty good to fill up a room or for a few people to rock out with some background music on the beach for a volleyball game. If you...

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    01:00
    UE's Roll is a resilient flying saucer of sound

    Ultimate Ears just tied up the last loose end in its product line today, replacing its aging Mini Boom speaker with the UE Roll. Instead of a rounded rectangle with mono-directional sound, this new model takes the form of a flying saucer, with a simi...

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    00:00
    Sony E3 2015: From 'Horizon: Zero Dawn' to...

    Sony has surprised audiences at its E3 event by revealing a full-blown Final Fantasy VII remake, the new Call of Duty and The Last Guardian gameplay. It has also announced a seriously lengthy list of games other than those three, including a title fo...

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    Monday June 15

    21:01
    Adobe Announces 2015 Creative Cloud Updates, New...

    Adobe today announced that all of its Creative Cloud desktop apps, including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Lightroom, Premiere Pro, After Effects, and more, will receive updates as part of the company's 2015 Creative Cloud Update.

    The updates bring new features and performance enhancements with "Adobe Magic" to all of Adobe's Creative Cloud apps, notably including Linked Assets that will allow assets within Creative Cloud Libraries to be updated whenever a change is made, ensuring the update is available to all team members in Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.

    Photoshop CC is gaining Artboards, letting artists create multiple design surfaces within a single document for a bird's-eye view of all designs at once. There's also a new preview feature called Photoshop Design Space, which lets users create design-focused desktop tool layouts that ignore unnecessary tools. The exporting experience has been improved, and the Spot Healing Brush and...

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    18:35
    Apple Adds Four New "Shot on iPhone 6"...

    Apple added four new videos in their "Shot on iPhone 6" series of films today that are archived in their "World Gallery in motion." Plus, iPhone photography award winners were announced today.

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    17:39
    Apple posts entire WWDC 2015 keynote to YouTube

    After hosting this year's Worldwide Developers Conference keynote on its own website for one week, Apple on Monday made a video of the event available to a wider audience by posting a full-length version to its official YouTube channel.

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    17:06
    Apple's Full WWDC Keynote 2015 is now in our...

    Apple's full keynote video is now available for viewing on YouTube. We've archived the video under "Apple Events" should you ever wish to quickly review it for a particular segment.

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    17:00
    Daily Deals for June 15, 2015, featuring Billings Pro

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

    AWT Featured App

      • Billings Pro [Starting at $5 per user/month] Make invoicing painless with Billings Pro. Now with Apple Watch support.
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    Hardware and Accessory Deals

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    16:52
    antiX Linux Doesn't Fool Around


    The antiX distro is both something old and something new. It is a handy and innovative approach to keeping aging computers fast and active. It is also an energy infuser for new computers. I started playing around with antiX when looking for something different to keep some older computers out of the trash heap. antiX is a fast, lightweight distro that is easy to install. It is based on Debian Testing for Intel-AMD x86 compatible systems. It uses Flushbox and IceWN for the desktop environment.

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    16:32
    Apple Hiring a Team of Journalists for Apple News,...

    According to a new report this afternoon, Apple is hiring a team of journalists to run its Apple News service, part of a broader push by the company to personalise the content it selects and delivers to users of its devices.

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    16:06
    Apple Music won't pay record labels for 3-month...

    Now we know why those negotiations between Apple and the record labels went until the 11th hour before Apple Music’s big unveiling at WWDC last week.

    According to Re/code, Apple has negotiated not to pay record labels for streaming their catalogs during the three-month free trial Apple Music is offering all new customers. After the three months, an Apple Music subscription will cost $10 a month, and record labels will receive about 71.5 percent of the U.S. revenue. Outside the U.S., Apple Music will pay out a slightly higher figure: 73 percent, although that’s likely to fluctuate.

    To read...

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    16:00
    Today in the App Store, featuring Fallout Shelter...

    Here are some of the best free apps, app updates and new apps that have landed in the App Store recently. Today’s notable apps include a discount on Anodia: Unique Brick Breaker; the new Fallout Shelter game from Bethesda; and an update to Fantastical that brings Apple Watch support! All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can.

    iOS Apps Now Free

  • Crazy Hedgy - Beat ’em up 3D Platformer: $2.99 → Free: CYBERTIME presents the world's first Beat 'em up 3D Platformer.

  • Warhammer Quest:...

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    15:53
    Video: Consumers Reports Takes Apple's CarPlay...

    Wouldn't it be nice if your car's infotainment system was as full-featured and easy-to-use as your phone? That's the appeal of Apple's CarPlay ...

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    15:51
    Apple posts four new 'Shot on iPhone 6'...

    Continuing its camera-focused iPhone 6 ad campaign, Apple added four new user films to the "Shot on iPhone 6" webpage on Monday, highlighting the handset's ability to capture stunning high contrast images.

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    15:31
    Add music to iTunes

    Learn how to add music from your computer or from an audio CD and how to purchase music from the iTunes store.

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    15:09
    ExtraBITS for 15 June 2015

    In ExtraBITS this week, Daring Fireball’s John Gruber talks to Apple’s Phil Schiller, while Mashable’s Christina Warren talks to Apple CEO Tim Cook. We revisit After Dark’s flying toasters, warn you of a scary iOS security vulnerability, and alert you to this year’s Apple Design Award winners.

     

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    15:04
    Apple Seeds Sixth OS X 10.10.4 Yosemite Beta to...

    Apple today seeded the sixth beta of OS X 10.10.4 to developers and public beta testers, approximately one week after releasing the fifth OS X 10.10.4 beta and nearly two months after releasing the first OS X 10.10.4 beta. OS X 10.10.4 has been in testing since mid-April, following the early April release of OS X 10.10.3, which included the new Photos for OS X app.

    The new beta, build 14E36b, can downloaded through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store or through the Mac Developer Center.

    OS X 10.10.3 brought several consumer-facing changes including the new Photos for OS X app, a redesigned emoji picker, and diversified emoji, but OS X 10.10.4 appears to be an under-the-hood...

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    14:57
    SummerFest 2015 Sale on Artisanal Software

    A group of small software companies have banded together to offer their writing-focused apps at 25 percent off in a SummerFest 2015 sale, and we’ve included our Take Control books in the sale.

     

    Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help support our work and become a TidBITS member! Members also enjoy an ad-free version of our Web site, email delivery of individual articles, the ability to make long comments with live links, and discounts on Take Control orders and other Apple-related products.

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    14:40
    Apple Adds Four New Videos to 'Shot on iPhone 6...

    Apple today updated its "Shot on iPhone 6" microsite to add four new videos to the "World Gallery films" section of the site. While the Shot on iPhone 6 campaign has been running since March, the dedicated video gallery was just added in early June.

    Today's videos come from the Netherlands, Australia, the United States, and Norway. Like the existing videos in the gallery, the new videos showcase content shot using the iPhone and its video capturing tools like Slo-Mo and Time Lapse Each of the 15-second videos is accompanied by music and concludes with the tagline "Shot on iPhone 6."

    The first video, shown above, is a Time Lapse of clouds passing over a mountain, while the second depicts a caterpillar inching along the grass. The other...

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    13:33
    HelloTalk: Learn a new language on your iPhone [...

    Finally, learning and practicing a new language is easier and more intuitive than ever before. Introducing HelloTalk, the language app where your teachers are native language speakers from around the world. You just pick the language you want to learn—there are over 100 from which to select—and almost instantaneously you’ll be in touch with native speakers of that language … and you’ll start learning and practicing immediately.

    HelloTalk isn’t a course you strictly follow; rather, you learn and practice at your pace and in the manner that best meets the way you learn. Practice foreign languages with people around the world. Simultaneously speak and type the language you’re learning. Record your voice before speaking to your HelloTalk friends and compare your recording to standard pronunciations. Change your friends’ audio messages to text for better understanding, and receive help to improve your grammar. Easily translate whenever you don’t understand, and so much more....

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    13:30
    You Should Play: Lost Within will scare the pants...

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

    When I first scrolled past Lost Within on the App Store, my reaction was something along the lines of: Oh, look…another survival horror game set in an abandoned insane asylum. (But I downloaded it anyway, despite the $7 price tag, because I not-so-secretly love survival horror games set in abandoned insane asylums.)

    To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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    13:26
    How to move your iTunes library to a new computer

    When you get a new computer, you can move your iTunes library so that you can play your media on and sync with your new computer.

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    13:18
    Did Twitter lose the plot?

    .

    The folksy roots, the founder breakups, the dysfunction — all those things made Twitter a very human and a much beloved service. It was a service everyone (especially those in the media) wanted to love — and yet it is 2015 and the narrative around the company has become negative and toxic. The more I read all these things about the company, the more I wonder — how did Twitter lose the plot, the narrative. Till not too long ago, the press was generally very kind to the company.

    It’s very true, there’s been very little positive out of Twitter in a while.

    ∞ Read this on The Loop

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    13:07
    Battleborn Ventures Beyond the Borderlands


    Gearbox Software on Friday demoed Battleborn at a pre-E3 event, stirring interest in the title, along with many comparisons to its Borderlands predecessor and other games. Gearbox previously had released details about the game and shared a new trailer. Borrowing from a formula that has spawned successful Multiplayer Online Battle Area, or Moba, games, Battleborn lets players take on the roles of legends who control armies of minions. Online, the game pits players in five-on-five fights in three game modes.

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    13:00
    "Code Like a Girl" follows young women in...

    BuzzFeed created this fast-paced 5-minute video that follows a group young women as they travel to and attend last week's Apple Worldwide Developer Conference. For the scholarship winners in the video, there was the opportunity to meet Apple CEO Tim Cook. 

    And speaking of young women in tech, just a reminder that App Camp for Girls is seeking volunteers for the upcoming Vancouver (July 6-10) and Seattle (July 13-17) camps. You can also support App Camp through your contribution to their Indiegogo campaign.

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    12:54
    iOS 9 Code Suggests 12.93-Inch 'iPad Pro'...

    Taiwanese iOS developer Hiraku Wang has shared further iOS 9 beta code (via Steven Troughton-Smith) that suggests the 12.9-inch "iPad Pro" could have a 2,732×2,048 pixels display at 264 PPI based on Apple's @2x high-resolution modifier. The findings corroborate a DisplaySearch report from last January, in which the research firm said that Apple had a tablet display with a resolution of 2,732×2,048 pixels and 265 PPI under development.

    Apple's existing lineup of iPads with Retina displays, ranging from the third-generation iPad to iPad Air 2, each have 9.7-inch screens at 264 PPI, so it would make sense that the larger 12.9-inch "iPad Pro" would have a scaled up resolution with the same...

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    12:51
    Bushel Sponsoring TidBITS

    Please welcome our latest TidBITS sponsor, Bushel, the cloud-based mobile device management solution for Apple devices in the workplace.

     

    Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help support our work and become a TidBITS member! Members also enjoy an ad-free version of our Web site, email delivery of individual articles, the ability to make long comments with live links, and discounts on Take Control orders and other Apple-related products.

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    12:49
    Use Switch Control to interact with your Mac

    Switch Control is an assistive technology that helps you enter text, choose menus, move your pointer, and more – all by simply clicking a switch. You can use a keyboard key, mouse or trackpad button, joystick, or an adaptive device as one or more switches.

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    12:38
    OS X El Capitan Review Roundup: Not Hugely Different...

    At its Worldwide Developer's Conference last week, Apple introduced OS X 10.11 El Capitan, the newest version of its Mac-based operating system. At the time, Apple provided the software both to registered developers and to members of the media. Media reviews are hitting the web, giving us our first in-depth opinions on OS X El Capitan.

    We've rounded up details from some of the best reviews in order to give MacRumors readers a look at OS X El Capitan from the perspective of people who have used it extensively over the course of the last week. Each of the reviews is worth reading in full to get a feel for how OS X El Capitan builds upon the features introduced with OS X Yosemite.

    Lauren Goode, Re/code:The most notable I've-seen-this-before feature in OS X El Capitan is Split...

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    12:16
    Where to buy AppleCare+ for your iPad, iPhone, iPod...

    AppleCare+ offers direct access to our Apple experts when you need device support and adds up to two incidents of accidental damage coverage.

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    12:16
    TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 15...

    Due to many developers being in San Francisco for WWDC last week, the only notable software release this week is GraphicConverter 9.7.

     

    Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help support our work and become a TidBITS member! Members also enjoy an ad-free version of our Web site, email delivery of individual articles, the ability to make long comments with live links, and discounts on Take Control orders and other Apple-related products.

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    12:00
    First look: OS X El Capitan brings a little Snow...


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    OS X releases of the modern, post-iPhone era are either "feature" releases or "consolidation" releases. All new OS X versions leave their mark on the operating system, but feature releases usually make bigger changes, and consolidation releases go about tweaking and polishing those features so that they feel more complete. Leopard had Snow Leopard. Lion had Mountain Lion (and Mavericks, a sort of in-betweeny odd-version-out released after Jony Ive's takeover of software design and before his team was able to apply that design to OS X). And now Yosemite has El Capitan.

    The intent is clear in the name. El Capitan is a major fixture in Yosemite National Park, so the name suggests a release that hones in on specific things without leaving for a new destination. It's also clear in the feature list. The early build of El Capitan Apple has provided...

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    10:55
    Adobe Photoshop Mix app gets CC library import, ‘...

    Adobe is updating two of its mobile apps today with a few notable features including a welcomed Adobe Photoshop Mix update that brings support for importing from Creative Cloud Libraries and a new “Send to Lightroom” feature.

    In addition to importing assets from Creative Cloud Libraries into the Photoshop Mix app, Adobe notes that users will also be able to “pull Photoshop documents (including layers and masks) into Mix for editing on the go.” As you might expect, the Send to Lightroom feature allows users to send a project from the Mix app into Lightroom’s library for organizing and editing.

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    10:44
    Facebook Moments app makes it easier to exchange...

    Facebook has today unveiled a new app called Moments from its Creative Labs division that makes it easier to exchange pictures amongst friends who were together at an event or place, all documenting it through their own photos. Here’s how Facebook describes the problem they’re solving:

    It’s hard to get the photos your friends have taken of you, and everyone always insists on taking that same group shot with multiple phones to ensure they get a copy. Even if you do end up getting some of your friends’ photos, it’s difficult to keep them all organized in one place on your phone.

    Through the use of location and facial-recognition data (both areas where Facebook has invested heavily), Moments groups photos together and then asks if you’d like to share them with the people it has recognized, and vice-versa. It’s very reminiscent of the now-defunct Color, although that app was more real-time and...

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    10:33
    Acorn 4.5.5 - 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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    10:22
    Apple Music will pass on more than 70% of...

    Robert Kondrk, the Apple executive who negotiates music deals along with media boss Eddy Cue, says that, in the U.S., Apple will pay music owners 71.5% of Apple Music’s subscription revenue. The average among other streaming services is around 70%.

    Outside the U.S., the number will fluctuate, but will average around 73%, he told Re/code (http://on.recode.net/1Bi1T0O). The article says these totals include payments to the people who own the sound recordings Apple Music will play, as well as the people who own the publishing rights to songs’ underlying compositions.

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    10:11
    New features are coming to GarageBand for Mac

    Apple's GarageBand website (https://www.apple.com/mac/garageband/) says that new features are coming to the music creation studio. The update will arrive right in time for the debut of Apple Music, Apple's new streaming music service.

    The site says the new features will be available on June 30 in the United States and as "coming soon" in other countries, which is consistent with the Apple Music website. However, Apple doesn't say what the new features of GarageBand will be.

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    10:09
    QuickTime Sample files

    This document includes links to sample movie files in several different formats.

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    10:05
    Together 3.4.4 - Store and organize all of your...

    Together helps you organize your Mac, giving you the ability to store, edit and preview your files in a single clean, uncluttered interface.

    Smart storage. With simple drag-and-drop functionality, Together lets you gather up images, text, bookmarks, and files for safekeeping. With built-in note-taking capabilities and easy inter-app file transfers, take control of cluttered, disorganized groups of files and restore them to a state of order and manageability.

    Previewing and editing. Together can edit and preview a wide range of filetypes, and seamlessly incorporates QuickView for everything else. File editing is always a double-click away, and your changes are automatically synchronized.

    Organization, optimized. If you are tired of dealing with scatterbrained systems of files and folders, Together's refreshing, iTunes-like interface will help you breathe easy. Organize items into groups and...

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    09:50
    Anatomy of a CEO Failure


    Much to Apple's dismay, I cover Apple events. One of the questions that frequently came up during its recent developer conference centered on Tim Cook. Was he becoming Steve Ballmer? The implication was that Steve was a failure at Microsoft, so the comparison didn't reflect well on Cook. I think this idea is wrongheaded. Yes, Tim Cook's situation bears some similarity to Steve Ballmer's. However, while Ballmer did fail, Cook is succeeding, and I think a lot of this failure talk is simply the result of overset expectations.

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    09:35
    TeamViewer 10.0.43320 - Establish remote connections...

    TeamViewer gives you remote control of any computer or Mac over the Internet within seconds, or can be used for online meetings. Find out why more than 200 million users trust TeamViewer!

    Free for non-commercial users. Licensing terms for business users can be found here.



    Version 10.0.043320

    • Fixed a bug during file transfer when browsing the local drive
    • When connecting from OSX to Linux the mouse cursor is now displayed correctly again
    • Minor improvements and fixes

    Mobile Device Support:

    • The remote control view on the mobile device is now in separate tab showing in a generic device frame
    • Remote control session automatically starts upon connecting
    • Quality settings now have an effect on the remote control connections to mobile devices
    • When connecting to a mobile device actions such...

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    09:30
    Apple to share 71.5% of Apple Music revenue with US...

    At last week's WWDC 2015 keynote, Apple announced Apple Music -- a streaming music service, social media platform and global radio station. While pricing of the subscription-based service was made public at the event -- $9.99 per month ($14.99 per month for up to six people in a household) with a three-month trial period -- there was no mention of what percentage of the take music owners would take home. That information was revealed to Re/code by Apple vice president of iTunes content Robert Kondrk, who said that American record labels and publishers who own the rights to songs will get 71.5% of the revenue from compositions played on Apple Music.

    That number will be slightly higher outside of the US, averaging near 73%. Apple will not pay royalties during the three-month free trial period, apparently...

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    09:25
    Change your Apple ID password

    Follow these steps to change your Apple ID password. 

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    09:21
    Will Apple's Next iPhone Adopt LTE+X for the...

    SK Telecom, KT, and LG Uplus have finished preparing for communication network to commercialize Multi-Path which is a national standard technology. It is known that these mobile carriers are coming up with a name for Multi-Path service before they release this service. It is predicted that they will name it ‘LTE+X ...

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    09:18
    Find the serial number on your iMac

    You can find your serial number for your Intel-based iMac (Mid 2007 and later) in OS X, on the base of the computer, the product packaging, or on your original receipt or invoice.

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    09:08
    iOS 9 beta code finds references to Apple TV apps,...

    It’s the beta code that also gives away some nifty hints as to what’s coming down the road.

    According to noted iOS developer Steve Troughton-Smith who made the discovery, the current iOS 9 beta contains references to a collection of unreleased products and features, including the next-generation Apple TV, the “iPad Pro,” and new options in Photos.

    The Apple TV is mentioned in both UIKit and GameKit, interface and multiplayer gaming frameworks normally oriented towards iPhones and iPads,as observed on Monday. The next-gen Apple TV was absent from WWDC 2015, although the next Apple TV set-top is expected to have access to an App Store,...

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    08:55
    iOS 9 code reveals preview of coming attractions

    Developers love explore the code inside of beta operating systems for clues to devices or features still undisclosed by Apple. Steven Troughton-Smith has been successful in this endeavor before iOS, and now he's found some exciting hints in iOS 9.

    First, the Apple TV is mentioned in iOS 9 UIKit and GameKit, which are frameworks normally used with iPhones and iPads for user interface controls and multiplayer gaming. Many in the Apple community expected Apple to use the WWDC 2015 keynote address to announce a new Apple TV; now that's expected later this year. But the inclusion of Apple TV in UIKit and GameKit points toward an App Store and games for the set-top box.

    Troughton-Smith also found a larger iPad keyboard in iOS 9 that supports a shortcut bar, tab and caps lock keys, and even a complete row of characters that normally reside on the upper-case side of standard physical keyboards...

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    08:53
    Instacast fans will have to find a new podcast app

    Bad news, Instacast fans: The well-reviewed podcast player for Mac and iOS has been discontinued.

    The app’s parent company, Vemedio, sent an email to subscribers indicating that the abrupt move was due to money issues. In the email, which was obtained by 9to5Mac, Vemedio founder Martin Hering said he “ran out of funds to keep the project going.”

    The freemium app did make some money through subscriptions, with 6-month memberships going for $9.99 and yearly ones available for $14.99. With its brand new Apple Watch app, Instacast seemed to be innovating up until its sudden death.

    To read this article in full or to leave a comment...

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    08:34
    GarageBand for Mac Gaining New Synths and Features...

    Apple has updated its GarageBand for Mac website to confirm that the music creation software will be updated with new features on June 30 alongside the launch of Apple Music, as noted by Macworld editor Kirk McElhearn on his personal blog Kirkville. GarageBand will gain new synth sounds and the software's built-in recording and editing features will be improved.

    Apple will be adding 100 shape-shifting EDM‑ and Hip Hop‑inspired synth sounds to GarageBand that each feature the Transform Pad Smart Control for morphing and tweaking sounds to your personal liking. The new controls are very similar to the Alchemy software that Apple acquired through its recent purchase of Camel Audio, known for its range of plug-ins, synthesizers, effects and...

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    08:31
    Hidden iOS 9 keyboard hints at a larger-screen iPad...

    In yet another sign that an iPad Pro is coming, Apple has apparently stashed away a keyboard for larger screens in iOS 9.

    Developer Steve Troughton-Smith discovered this larger keyboard format while delving through the iOS 9 software development kit. The layout is similar to a standard physical keyboard, with keys for tab, caps lock, colon, pipe, question mark, angle brackets, and braces all on the main screen. The keyboard also adds a squat top row of keys for numbers and symbols.

    The expanded keyboard seems to hint at a larger iPad, which has long been the subject of rumors and speculation. In March, Bloomberg’s unnamed sources claimed that the tablet would have a 12.9-inch display...

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    08:28
    Get help using iCloud storage

    Get help upgrading or downgrading your iCloud storage.

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    08:27
    Skim 1.4.12 - PDF Reader and note-taker for...

    Skim is a PDF reader and note-taker for OS X. It is designed to help you read and annotate scientific papers in PDF, but is also great for viewing any PDF file.

    Skim includes many features and has a great user interface.



    Bugs Fixed

    • Fix auto hide for some scrollers.
    • Fix a toolbar image.
    • Fix showing of toolbar customization palette.
    • Don't reopen last open files when opening a file.
    • Reinsert workaround for Page Up/Page Down bug Apple refuses to fix.



    • OS X 10.6 or later



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    07:25
    About iTunes Store pre-orders

    You can pre-order music and movies from the iTunes Store prior to the public release date.

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    07:22
    Apple Confirms 71.5% Revenue Sharing for Apple Music...

    Apple vice president of iTunes content Robert Kondrk has confirmed to Re/code that the Cupertino-based company will share 71.5% of Apple Music revenue with music owners in the United States.

    That number will be slightly higher outside of the United States, averaging around 73%, but Apple will pay no royalties during the three-month free trial period in return for paying a few percentage points extra."Apple won’t pay music owners anything for the songs that are streamed during Apple Music’s three-month trial period, a bone of contention with music labels during negotiations for the new service. But Kondrk says Apple’s payouts are a few percentage points higher than the industry standard, in part to account for the lengthy trial period; most paid subscription services offer a free one-...

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    07:19
    OS X El Capitan's Split View and Mission Control

    AppleInsider has produced two screencasts of OS X El Capitan's Split View and Mission Control in action. I'm very eager to get my hands on this feature as it looks tremendously useful. 

    Check out the article on AI for additional insights. 

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    07:08
    iWatermark Pro 1.70 - Easily add watermarks to art,...

    iWatermark Pro - The Essential watermarking app for professionals, business and personal use.

    iWatermark, is the No. 1 and only watermarking tool available for all 4 platforms iPhone/iPad, Mac, Android and Windows. iWatermark is the most popular professional watermarking tool for photos.

    Easily, secure and protect your photos with a text, graphic, signature or QR watermark. Once added to a photo this visible watermark displays it is created and owned by you.

    Features

    • Works with Lightroom, Photoshop, Picasa, ACDSee, iPhoto, Aperture and other photo organizers
    • Batch processing or sequential
    • Input/Output to all major file types JPEG, TIFF, PNG, RAW, etc.
    • Create text, graphic, or QR watermarks
    • Adjust opacity, font, color, border, scale, rotation, shadow, special effects, etc.
    • Use metadata (GPS, Exif, XMP) as watermarks
    • Design, edit and manage a library of watermarks
    • Export...

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    07:08
    Apple Adds their Fifth iPhone Distributor in India

    We've been reporting on the rumors that Foxconn could be opening a new iPhone Plant in India since April and the rumors have continued right up to last week. Yet until this ever comes to fruition, Apple has just added a fifth iPhone distributor in India ...

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    07:01
    Global Payments announces support for Apple Pay in...

    Global Payments (https://www.globalpaymentsinc.com), a worldwide provider of payment technology services, says it will offer its merchants in the UK the ability to accept Apple Pay.

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    06:51
    iOS 9 code points to Apple TV apps, 'iPad Pro...

    The current iOS 9 beta contains references to a collection of unreleased products and features, including the next-generation Apple TV, the "iPad Pro," and new options in Photos, according to a noted iOS developer.

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    06:41
    Inside iOS 9: Apple's QuickType keyboard gains...

    Apple's QuickType keyboard will gain 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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    06:29
    Waldorf releases Nave Mac and PC plug-in and Attack ...

    Synthesizer developer Waldorf has released its Nave advanced wavetable synthesizer plug-in for Mac OS X 10.7 or higher Windows 7 or higher, as well as the Attack advanced drum synthesizer for the iPad.

    Nave for Mac OS X runs 32- bit as well as 64-bit host software supporting AAX64-, AU-, VST2.4-, and/or VST3-compatible virtual instruments. The Attack virtual drum and percussion soft synth is complemented by an integrated 16-step sequencer.

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    06:21
    New Bethesda mobile game 'Fallout Shelter...

    Fans of the Fallout franchise have a new mobile game to occupy their attention in the run-up to Fallout 4's hotly-anticipated release, though Android users are out of luck as the game -- called Fallout Shelter -- is available only on iOS for now.

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    06:16
    Mac Backup Guru 5.0 offers improved data backup...

    MacDaddy (http://macdaddy.io) has launched Mac Backup Guru 5.0, an update to their backup app for Mac OS X.

    Mac Backup Guru offers direct drive cloning, synchronization, and incremental snapshots of data. Users can backup small amounts of files and data, or entire drives full of data. Version 5.0 offers an improved interface, faster and more stable cloning ability, more intuitive scheduling, improved incremental snapshots, and better performing background synchronization.

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    05:50
    Apple Files Trademarks for "Apple Music"...

    On June 8, 2015 ― Apple unveiled Apple Music™, a single, intuitive app that combines the best ways to enjoy music — all in one place. Today, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published Apple's latest trademark filing ...

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    05:21
    Thunderbird 38.0.1 - Email client from Mozilla. (...

    As of July 2012, Thunderbird has transitioned to a new governance model, with new features being developed by the broader free software and open source community, and security fixes and improvements handled by Mozilla.

    Thunderbird is a free, open-source, cross-platform e-mail and news client developed by the Mozilla Foundation. The project strategy is modeled after Mozilla Firefox, a project aimed at creating a Web browser.



    Version 38.0.1: New

    • GMail supports OAuth2 authentication, removing the need to manually select "allow less secure applications" in Google options for the account.
    • Ship Lightning calendar addon with Thunderbird and enable with an opt-out dialog
    • Filter sent messages
    • Filter messages when archived
    • Enable search in multiple/all address books
    • Add support for Yahoo...

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    05:10
    Volume not mounting

    Forums: TroubleshootingTags: xsan mounting volue

    Hi everyone.
    Need help with xsan 3.1
    All luns with exclamation mark

    Xsan FSS 'DATA[1]': [Node 46] Disk unit 1 in Stripe Group 1 is DOWN or not accessible for this client. # disks 5 unitmap[1] 0xfffff partaccess 0x1

    thank u for any info

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    05:07
    iOS 9 iPad Keyboard Scales to Larger Size, Hinting...

    iPhone developer Steven Troughton-Smith has discovered that the new iPad keyboard on iOS 9 beta is capable of scaling to a larger size with rearranged keys, providing further evidence that Apple could be planning to release the much-rumored 12.9-inch "iPad Pro" in the future.

    UIKeyboard view on iOS 9 scales to a larger iPad size (Image: Twitter/Steve T-S)
    At a larger resolution, the UIKeyboard view automatically adjusts with repositioned keys to fill the extra screen space available. Specifically, the new keyboard has wider keys, a new row of symbols at the top, Caps Lock and Tab keys on the far left and some other moved keys.

    The secondary keyboard view has also gained the new chiclet-sized row of symbols and has enough room to fit all...

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    05:00
    Revisions Wrangles Your Dropbox Files

    With Revisions you can monitor activity in your Dropbox folders to find, view, compare, and restore previous versions of files.

     

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    04:58
    First look: OS X El Capitan's Split View and...

    With OS X 10.11 El Capitan, Apple will introduce a number of user interface refinements to streamline the Mac experience, including a two-up app viewing mode called Split View and a more intuitive Mission Control for easy window management.

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    04:43
    Kool Tools: tizi Turbolader 4x MEGA USB car charger

    Equinux's tizi Turbolader 4x MEGA is a new version of its mobile USB car charger adapter with four USB ports.

    It delivers up to 2.4A power on all USB ports, charging up to four devices just as fast and with just as much power as if they were plugged into the wall socket. The tizi Turbolader 4x MEGA comes equipped with Auto Max Power Technology under the hood, which guarantees an optimal charge for each device.

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    04:29
    Fokus 2 for Mac OS X gets multi-monitor support

    Didstopia has released Fokus 2, an upgrade to their productivity tool for Mac OS X. The upgrade brings with it a host of new features, including support for multiple monitors, more dimming options and massive performance tweaks and improvements.

    Fokus is designed to help keep you focused on your current task by dimming all other windows except the currently active one. It also let's you choose the best (for you) brightness for background windows.

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    04:20
    iOS 9 iPad keyboard adds additional keys and symbols...

    Following on from the Apple Watch native apps hack, Steve Troughton Smith has also found that the keyboard view in iOS 9 has much better adaptability support on Apple’s latest operating system. As shown by the screenshots, at larger resolutions, the iPad keyboard rearranges itself to make use of the space. Tab and Caps Lock keys are notably added onto to the left side as well as as entirely new top row of symbols.

    This new row reflects the symbols normally found on hardware keyboards above the number keys: @ # $ % ^ & * ( ) _ +. Next to the ‘p’ on the first row, the keyboard also gains curly braces and a pipe...

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    04:05
    IDC: Internet of Things spending to reach $1.7...

    The Internet of Things (IoT) continues to gain momentum as vendors and enterprises begin to embrace the opportunities this market presents. According to new research from IDC (www.idc.com), the worldwide Internet of Things market will grow from US$655.8 billion in 2014 to $1.7 trillion in 2020 with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 16.9%.

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    04:05
    Bethesda brings Fallout to iOS for the first time...

    Fans of Bethesda’s Fallout games on Xbox, PlayStation and PC got the news yesterday that Fallout 4 will be launched in November – and the company also threw in a surprise bonus in the form of an iOS game. Fallout Shelter is a kind of blend of SimCity, XCOM and FTL in which you create your own fallout shelter and try to keep its residents alive and happy.

    Fallout Shelter puts you in control of a state-of-the-art underground Vault from Vault-Tec. Build the perfect Vault, keep your Dwellers happy, and protect them from the dangers of the Wasteland.

    Select from a variety of modern-day rooms to turn an excavation beneath 2,000 feet of bedrock into the very picture of Vault Life. Get to know your Dwellers and lead them to happiness. Find their ideal...

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    04:00
    Google Slides app for iOS, Android updated, content...

    This could be useful.

    Google on Friday updated Google Slides for Android and iOS with streaming support via Chromecast and AirPlay to your TV.

    The update allows you to wirelessly share Google Slides content to the big screen. To do so, all you need is a smartphone or tablet with the Slides app.

    To use the new feature, open a presentation in Google Slides, go near a Chromecast device, and hit the cast button. Once your presentation shows up on the TV, you can use your smartphone or tablet to advance slides, view speaker notes, and keep an eye on your pace with the built-in timer.

    Up until now, if you wanted to present a Google...

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    03:45
    HoudahSpot 4.0.7 - Advanced file-search tool. (Demo)

    HoudahSpot is a powerful desktop search software. Use HoudahSpot to locate hard-to-find files and keep frequently used files within reach. HoudahSpot builds upon Spotlight, which comes preinstalled with OS X. It makes Spotlight both more powerful and easier to use.

    Start with a simple search. Refine it by adding and combining criteria. Quickly sort through search results. Add columns. Apply filters. Preview files and text matches.

    If you've ever had a hard time finding a file before, this is the tool you've been looking for.

    • Find files by name, text, content kind, author, recipient, pixel count, etc.
    • Combine criteria to narrow down search results
    • Specify which folders to search and which ones to exclude
    • Add any of the hundreds of columns available
    • Apply filters to reduce search results to only the relevant items
    • Preview files and text matches
    • Open files and, where the...
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    03:35
    Multitasking in iOS 9 makes the iPad a true post-PC...

    The iPad has always been a paradox. While it may have been built to fill the rather sizable gap between the iPhone and Mac, it never really embraced its own identity, playing second fiddle to each of the devices it was stuck between. Consequently, Apple’s mighty tablet has never quite been able to live up to the lofty expectations it created as the de facto leader of the post-PC revolution.

    But all that’s about to change. During the middle of his WWDC presentation, Craig Federighi somewhat surprisingly devoted an entire segment to the iPad, highlighting several exclusive features that power users have been clamoring for. For the first time since its launch, Apple seems to want the iPad to be a device that will truly transform the way we work. With iOS 9, Apple has refocused its attention on what the iPad is and can be, positioning it as a powerful, versatile tool that seeks to redefine the role the Mac plays in Apple’s ecosystem.

    ...

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    03:33
    SyncTwoFolders 2.1.2 - Syncs two user-specified...

    SyncTwoFolders simply synchronizes two folders. It supports synchronization across mounted network drives and it is a possibility to run a simulation showing in a log what will be done.

    Please visit author's website for other version (Carbon or Cocoa) and old versions (PPC, previous systems, etc.).



    Version 2.1.2:

    • Corrected Scheduler when Mac suspended.



    • OS X 10.7 or later



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    00:33
    Stacks 2.7.0 - New way to create pages in...

    Stacks is a new way to create pages in RapidWeaver. It's a plugin designed to combine drag-and-drop simplicity with the power of fluid layout.

    Features:

    • Fluid Layout: Stacks lets you build pages that flow text to the dimensions of a theme even if the theme has a variable width. You can build flowing columns, flexible rows, and tiles of images.
    • Nesting Objects: Build columns within columns within rows within columns. Or group a stack of objects inside a box. Almost anything is possible with Stacks.
    • Download More Stacks:There are hundreds of professionally designed free and low cost stacks ready for download. Easily add amazing content to your site.
    • Live Image Editing: Resize, rotate, and style your images with an easy to use HUD and see the changes happen right in the layout.
    • Pros Welcome: Because Stacks builds layout with...

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    00:33
    Inside App Extensions: WebKit Content Blockers...

    Last year, Apple introduced App Extensions to enable third party developers to add system-wide features using a secure new architecture. This year, iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan introduce a new Content Blockers category of App Extensions, specifically targeting Safari.

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    00:00
    Bethesda E3 2015 Briefing: Fallout 4, Fallout...

    Video

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    Sunday June 14

    21:11
    24 Hour Deal: Apple's Unlocked 128GB iPad Air...

    For the next 24 hours, readers can grab Apple's 128GB iPad Air Wi-Fi + 4G LTE completely unlocked in either Silver or Space Grey for just $449 with free shipping, a free BlooPro Ultra Clear Anti Scratch Screen Protector, and no sales tax collected outside NY.

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    20:26
    GraphicConverter 9.7

    Adds support for browsing the Photos for Mac database. ($39.95 new, free update, 236 MB)

     

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    18:17
    Fifa 15 Coins the links apropos to the Confederated

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    14:43
    The Logic Pros: How to control anything in Logic...

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

    In this week’s edition of The Logic Pros, we will be looking at how to map all those fun looking sliders, switches, buttons and encoders on our controllers to various functions inside of Logic Pro X. In many case, we get home with our MIDI controller, plug it in, and it just works. The keys/pads function just as they should, but the plethora of other dials and faders available generally won’t do much, unless you tell them to.

    We will be covering the basics of how to get our MIDI keyboard/controller mapped to just about any parameter in our session, along with...

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    13:19
    Woz To Be Immortalized In Wax

    mikejuk writes: Having already made wax figures of Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg, the Madame Tussauds museum recently put out a call for nominations for who should be next, with the stipulation that the nominees have a connection with the Bay Area. The shortlist was then whittled down to ten, including Google co-founder Larry Page, Tesla's Elon Musk, Marc Benioff of Salesforce, Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg and Marissa Mayer of Yahoo. Any of them would look great as wax figures, but outcome of the public vote was a clear winner — Steve Wozniak. Once his statue is complete Woz will be on display next to Steve Jobs in San Francisco and an ideal setting for a selfie.


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    12:31
    Celebrities get digital puppets made from paparazzi...

    Typically, recreating a celebrity as an animated 3D character requires painstaking modeling based on motion capture and laser scans. In the future, though, all you'll need is a few limo-chasing photographers. University of Washington researchers have...

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    12:08
    Swift: Apple's Biggest Achievement For Coders

    GordonShure.com writes: Despite its publicity and hype being rather quiet by Apple standards, the Swift programming language has attracted praise since its release last year. Swift is one of the few Apple products that represent a departure from the hardware-led Steve Jobs approach to the business. If this year's survey of coders by Stack Overflow is anything to go by, it looks as if the language might have potential to really shake things up in a landscape which has been little changed since the 1990s. Might the days of Apple programmers relying upon objective C be numbered?


    ...

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    11:21
    Apple is making the Watch better by making it even...

    Apple is set to introduce two new features in the second generation of watchOS --?internet connectivity independent of the iPhone and push-capable complications --?that promise to make the company's first wearable an even better companion.

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    06:11
    Apple releases new PowerBeats2 Wireless headphone...

    image credit: Ben Thomas

    Apple quietly updated its Powerbeats2 headphones to match Apple Watch Sport colors this week signalling a new move to focus audio accessories to the Apple Watch ecosystem. The new colors, which match the Apple Watch Sport Band colors of Blue, Black, Green, Pink and (updated) White, are available in Apple Stores but haven’t arrived at other retail locations yet.

    The Apple Watch can store and play 2GB of music without a tethered iPhone wirelessly via Bluetooth 4 and with...

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    05:27
    ‘Code Like a Girl’ is an inspiring look at 5 young...

    This video is so well done, it is almost like Apple made/coordinated it themselves.

    Filed under: AAPL Company

    Check out 9to5Mac for more breaking coverage of...

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    04:54
    Dave Grohl breaks leg after falling off stage,...

    Dave Grohl is a master showman, great guitarist and songwriter, and must have one hell of a pain threshold. Respect.

    ∞ Read this on The Loop

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    03:19
    Popular podcast app Instacast now discontinued as...

    Popular podcasting app Instacast for iOS and Mac is shutting down as the founders can no longer fund it or any of Vemedio’s other projects.

    In an email sent to paid members, Martin Hering says that all of Vemedio’s products will be ‘discontinued’, with Instacast being the most well known app affected by this. The company says they will keep the servers up for as long as possible so current users will not be left with non-functional apps immediately.

    Hering seems to imply that profitability issues are the cause as the email plainly states “I ran out of funds to keep the project going”. The company’s Twitter account is now private and vemedio.com now redirects...

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    Saturday June 13

    22:23
    Apple Launches Beats Powerbeats2 Wireless Earphones...

    Somewhat lost among all of the announcements coming out of WWDC last week, Apple on Monday introduced a new set of colors for the Beats Powerbeats2 wireless in-ear headphones, with the new colors matching the Apple Watch sport band options of black, white, blue, green, and pink.

    Carrying the same $200 price as the original Powerbeats2 introduced last June after Apple had announced it was acquiring Beats but before the deal officially closed, the new versions are identical with the exception of the new colors. The new headphones have begun showing up in Apple's retail stores, where they are being given a significant amount of promotional space.

    The Powerbeats2 have received mixed reviews over the past year, with reviewers disagreeing over whether the...

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    18:56
    Apple SVP Retail/Online Angela Ahrendts opens...

    Amazing customers, team and new Apple Store, Upper East Side. Home for 25 years, NYC has a special place in my heart. http://t.co/7aGrZaksWb


    Angela Ahrendts (@AngelaAhrendts) June 13, 2015

    As previously reported, the Upper East Side New York Apple Store opened today and Apple’s head of retail was on hand for the occasion.  Angela Ahrendts tweeted from the event (above) and took photos with visitors (below). The store is at  940 Madison Avenue on the corner of 74th St, a block from Central Park.

    We noted previously that the almost 100-year old building that Apple restored used to be a bank which included a vault that Apple...

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    15:24
    At WWDC, Apple profiles efforts to invite girls into...

    The overwhelming majority of WWDC attendees continues to be male, but Apple its stepping up its own efforts to encourage more women--starting with young girls--to take prominent roles in tech. That included prominent stage time for female executives in leadership roles, and the featuring of GoldieBlox, an effort to interest girls in engineering careers, starting early on in the toy isle.

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    15:03
    Mac OS X 10.4: Included printer drivers and...

    Mac OS X 10.4 installs printer drivers and PostScript Printer Description files (PPDs) for many printers. Some printer files included with Mac OS X 10.4 might not be included with previous Mac OS X versions, and vice-versa. This article contains a list of all printer drivers and PPD files included with Mac OS X 10.4. Please note that some of these drivers were created by open-source projects (refer to the "Install Package" column in the list to find the driver source).
    Tip: To ensure that you have the latest drivers for your printer, always check your printer manufacturer's website.

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    14:11
    Surface Pro 3 Handily Outperforms iPad Air 2 and...

    An anonymous reader points to an interesting comparison of current tablets' peformance, as measured with the Geekbench benchmarking tool, which boils down various aspects of performance to produce a single number. The clear winner from the models fielded wasn't from Apple of Samsung (Samsung's entrants came much lower down, in fact), but from Microsoft: the i5-equipped Surface Pro 3, with a Geekbench score of 5069.; second place goes to the Apple iPad Air 2, with 4046. The Nexus 9 rated third, with 3537. One model on the list that U.S. buyers may not be familiar with is the Tesco Hudl 2, a bargain tablet which Trusted Reviews seems quite taken by.


    ...

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    13:45
    Google working to make Chrome more efficient on the...

    If you find the Chrome browser to be a bit too power-hungry for your liking, Google has some good news for you. According to Google software engineer Peter Kasting, the Chrome team is hard at work to make the browser more efficient, particularly on the Mac.

    In a post published to Google+, Kasting outlined several areas of browser performance the Chrome team has been working on improving. For example, background tab rendering is now set at a lower priority, which means that other, more pressing tasks will get processor resources ahead of a webpage you may not look at right away anyway. And Kasting says the team has managed to reduce processor use up to 70 percent for certain tasks on Chrome for Mac. 

    ...

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    12:40
    Apple opens Upper East Side NYC store with unique...

    Apple's somewhat controversial new store on Manhattan's tony Upper East Side opened for business this weekend, and photos of the remodeled bank reveal a number of one-off design flourishes including a dedicated Beats display wall and a bank vault-turned-VIP room.

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    10:28
    Apple's Original Patents Relating to Health App...

    Patently Apple reported on the first of three Apple patent applications yesterday that were published by the European Patent Office late on Thursday. Our first report titled "New Apple Watch Patent Covers Wearable Multi-Modal Physiological Sensing System," focused on advancing the Apple Watch's heart rate sensors to work while a user is in motion. Today we're reporting on the second and third patents in this group which cover Apple's Health app and ResearchKit.

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    10:05
    Wikipedia's secure pages stop others from...

    You may not think that the security of your Wikipedia research is a big deal, but it can be. You don't want spies to misinterpret your searches for potassium nitrate and the Gunpowder Plot as evidence of a terrorist conspiracy, after all. Appropriate...

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    09:28
    Gadget Ogling: Equalized Eardrums, Holographic...


    Aumeo is an attachment that's all about fine-tuning your earphones to better hear anything you listen to on your smartphone, tablet or other audio-emitting gadget. Using a smartphone app, it tests how well you can hear a number of different frequencies and provides you with a personal equalizer attuned to each of your ears. The sound fidelity supposedly is far better, and the clarity means you'll have little need to raise the volume to ear-splitting levels, helping preserve your delicate eardrums for longer.

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    09:01
    Tech Jobs and Apple: Every Bit As "Fun" As...

    theodp writes: On the eve of Apple's big Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple CEO Tim Cook said the lack of diversity in tech is 'our fault' — 'our' meaning the whole tech community. "I think in general we haven't done enough to reach out and show young women that it's cool to do it [tech] and how much fun it can be," Cook explained. Indeed, the WWDC scholarship winners shooting selfies with Cook at the San Francisco Four Seasons to celebrate their iPhone apps and other WWDC attendees looked to be having as much fun as, well, Pinocchio at Pleasure Island. But, as the NY Times recently pointed out, Cook can be guilty of overlooking inconvenient truths. Which here is that most young women (and men) wouldn't find it 'cool' or 'fun' to live with 8,000 co-workers in factory dormitories where they can be roused out of bed in the middle of the night by Apple for an emergency 12-hour shift to fit glass screens into beveled iPhone frames, although that too conjures up a scene from...

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    07:00
    Review: blueLounge’s Portiko + Pixi bring elegance...

    blueLounge isn’t a typical Apple accessory maker. If you look through its 15-year backcatalog of releases, you’ll notice that its products are markedly different from somewhat overlapping alternatives produced by rivals — intensely practical and cleanly-designed, yet sometimes so conceptually minor that they’re hard to review. Take CableDrop and CableDrop...

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    07:00
    Caturday: Gijs watching his YouTube videos

    Gijs watching bird videos on YouTube. Photo via Flickr user FotoRolf (Rolf Rosing), All Rights Reserved

    And now, a cat from Amsterdam. Gijs is the feline companion of Rolf Rosing and Zwann Kuiper, and he has a new hobby:

    “Hi, this is our eleven year old cat Gijs. He is currently enjoying the new found cat video’s on YouTube, featuring birds on a feeder. Gijs is hooked on these movies since a few days, doesn’t want to stop watching them. He is using our old iPad 2 in an original Pad & Quill case. His fellow cat Joep doesn’t mind these video’s. He’s not bothered, and keeps on sleeping (that’s why he doesn’t show up on these photos).”

    Gijs watching bird videos on YouTube. Photo via Flickr user FotoRolf (Rolf Rosing), All Rights Reserved

    Apple World Today needs good cats! Have a picture of your...

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    06:00
    The Week in iPad Cases: Looking for a sleeve with...

    Looking for a sleeve with plenty of room? Check out’s Striiiipes’ latest addition

    This week’s roundup of new iPad cases includes diverse folios from Pad & Quill, Smythson, Incase, and HEX, polished wooden skins from Cover Up, and more!

    Booq

    The Folio mini (all iPad mini models; $35) combines a detachable magnetic cover with a polycarbonate shell for all-around protection.

    To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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    05:47
    This week on AppleInsider: WWDC blowout, antitrust...

    The lion's share of the week's Apple news occurred during Monday's WWDC 2015 keynote, when the company unveiled OS X El Capitan, iOS 9, watchOS 2, and Apple Music. The rest of the week was not uneventful however, with word of antitrust investigations and the real story behind Apple's mapping vans.

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    05:00
    External Link: Apple’s Phil Schiller Talks to John...

    On a special live version of The Talk Show podcast, Apple SVP of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller sat down for an interview with Daring Fireball’s John Gruber. Gruber quizzed Schiller on Apple’s software quality, the capitalization of watchOS, iOS 9, OS X 10.11 El Capitan, and sports.

     

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    03:51
    Video for John Gruber’s WWDC interview of Phil...

    Here’s the video to Gruber’s interview of Apple’s Phil Schiller. Just great.

    ∞ Read this on The Loop

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    Friday June 12

    20:59
    Day One 1.10.1 - Maintain a daily journal. (...

    Day One is the easiest and best-looking way to use a journal / diary / text-logging application for the Mac. Day One is well designed and extremely focused to encourage you to write more through quick Menu Bar entry, a Reminder system, and inspirational messages. Support for Dropbox syncing allows easy backup and syncing with the Day One iPhone application.

    Features:

    • Customizable reminder system
    • Quick-entry via the menu bar
    • Inspirational messages to encourage writing
    • iPhone application sync (via Dropbox)
    • Starred entries list

    Note: Day One is not encrypted or password protected on this version. If this is an issue for you, please do not purchase this app yet.



    Version 1.10.1:

    • Text rendering in Read view fixed.
    • Day One Sync performance improvements.
    • Other minor improvements.



    • OS X 10.9 or later...

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    17:09
    Beats almost had a Sonos killer built before Apple...

    According to a new report from Variety, Beats was developing a line of Sonos-like speakers before it was acquired by Apple. When the Apple acquisition occurred, development of the connected speakers was stopped, according to the report. Some of the engineers that were working on the project were moved to other teams, while others have since left the company.

    The line of speakers that Beats had planned was originally slated to launch before the 2014 holiday season. While the company already offers several Bluetooth-based speakers, the company wanted to develop a new line that combined Bluetooth, WiFi, and NFC technologies to allow for more seamless playback. Beats was planning a large, living room speaker that was reportedly going to be priced...

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    17:00
    Beats Electronics failed to help Apple Music take on...

    In an alternate reality, you would have been able to stream Apple Music directly on a all-new Wi-Fi home speaker system designed by Beats Electronics. Now that product has either been killed by Apple or been put on hiatus, depending on who you ask.

    A new report in Variety claims that Beats Electronics was working on a Wi-Fi-connected home speaker that could be used to stream music directly from the Internet. This new Beats speaker was intended as part of the larger home entertainment strategy involving Apple Music, the new streaming service that Tim Cook announced earlier this week at WWDC. But Apple killed the product before its expected release date: the 2014 holiday season. Without the new Beats speaker,...

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    16:40
    Apple releases 'San Francisco' system...

    Apple on Friday made downloads of its San Francisco system font available to developers working on next-generation apps for iOS 9, OS X El Capitan and watchOS 2.

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    16:31
    Apple and Beats Scrapped Sonos-Like Speaker Post...

    Before it was acquired by Apple, Beats Electronics was working on a Sonos-like Wi-Fi-connected loudspeaker that would play music from services like Pandora and Spotify straight from the Internet, reports Variety. The news comes days after learning that the new Apple Music streaming service will not immediately be compatible with Sonos speakers.

    Beats Pill speakersCase in point: Beats Electronics, which ...

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    16:00
    Freemium Field Test: Jurassic World: The Game might...

    Free-to-play games often look appealing, but it’s difficult to know at a glance whether the business model is insidious and fun ruining, or reasonable and worth pumping a few bucks into. With Freemium Field Test, we’ll take a recent free-to-play iOS game, put it through its paces, and let you know if it’s really worth your time (and money).

    I don’t know what to think of Jurassic World (the film) quite yet—though I’m sure I’ll have a better idea this weekend. On one hand, I want to feel that amazing sense of wonder imparted by the original film, which I first saw as a kid. On the other hand, the wooden acting, rough CG, and trained velociraptors of the trailer raise red flags—and I can’t forget the crummy Jurassic Park III. I’m hopeful, but admittedly not that optimistic. 

    ...

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    15:33
    Beats axed plans for Sonos-esque Wi-Fi speaker...

    A report on Friday claims Beats had plans to build a Wi-Fi-connected speaker system similar to product lines from market leader Sonos, but ultimately killed the project following Apple's purchase of the company.

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    15:07
    With iOS 9’s Wallet, Apple lets marketers push “...

    With Apple’s new Wallet app in iOS 9, a revamped version of the old Passbook app with a name that better reflects Apple Pay integration, Apple will let marketers send out dynamic offers triggered by location or a user’s interests through iAd. Apple noted the feature on its blog for advertisers explaining that “marketers can reach loyal customers with specific messages that reflect the customers’ interests, or convert a new customer by presenting a reason to try something new.”

    ...

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    15:05
    Rumor: LG to be exclusive OLED supplier for second-...

    A report out of South Korea on Friday claims Apple tapped current Apple Watch plastic OLED supplier LG Display to handle panel production for a second-generation model, which could see release next year.

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    15:00
    AWT News Update: On hiatus until July 8

    hiatus |hīˈātəs| noun (pl. hiatuses) [ usu. in sing. ] a pause or gap in a sequence, series, or process: there was a brief hiatus in the war with France.

    The AWT team is quite small, so when one of us takes a vacation, has kid (or elderly parent) issues, or gets sick, it means that something has to give. For the next three weeks, that something is the AWT News Update podcast. 

    We'll resume the podcast on July 8, along with the daily Periscope video blast that goes along with it. We will try to get a written news update out once a day with highlights of everything that passes for Apple news on a particular day... if there's not a slow news day like today.

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    14:19
    Synaptics Gives Spacebar Some New Touches


    Touchpad pioneer Synaptics has touched up an unlikely area on a keyboard: the spacebar.
    The company last week announced the availability of its SmartBar technology, which adds gesture features to the bar. For example, text can be selected by swiping it. A double-thumb gesture can be used to zoom in and out on a document or image. What's more, the bar can be configured into five virtual buttons for executing macros that can be managed with software provided by Synaptics.

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    13:55
    New Apple Watch Patent Covers Wearable Multi-Modal...

    Every once in a while an Apple patent application will surface in Europe that has bypassed the U.S. Patent Office for reasons unknown. Late yesterday Patently Apple discovered a patent application covering Apple Watch that specifically discusses a multi-modal physiological sensing system.

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    13:45
    iBooks: Syncing iTunes Digital Booklets to iPhone,...

    Learn how to sync digital booklets to iPhone, iPad, and/or iPod touch with iBooks.
     

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    13:37
    Flipboard responds to Apple’s News app, says it...

    We’ve already heard what many of the top streaming music services have to say regarding Apple Music, but now another company with whom Apple is now competing has commented on its new battle. At WWDC, Apple introduced a new News app that will be built into iOS 9 when it launches later this fall. The app features a magazine-style interface that when showed off for the first time, prompted many comparisons to the popular Flipboard reading app.

    It appears that users weren’t the only ones to notice the similarities. During an interview on BBC’s Tech Tent show, Flipboard CEO Mike McCue commented on Apple’s foray into the news...

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    13:27
    8 historic concerts you can watch online right now

    Mic:

    The Internet has a wealth of concerts, but it can be next to impossible to wade through the options. Places like Netflix and Hulu carry the classics, like The Last Waltz and Gimme Shelter, while random YouTube pages carry snippets of concerts. But somewhere in the middle are hidden gems — complete nights from historic moments in music.

    From the Beach Boys to Rage Against the Machine and B.B. King to Nirvana, here are eight historic shows available at your fingertips.

    I am so watching the daylights out of that Rage Against The Machine concert right now.

    ∞ Read this on The Loop

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    13:10
    Audio production on iOS 9 is vastly improved as apps...

    Apple is introducing full support for audio plug-ins in iOS 9, allowing developers to sell plug-ins like effects and virtual instruments on the App Store that can be used within audio editing apps like Apple’s own GarageBand.

    Apple has long used Audio Units as a standard for audio plug-ins in Mac OS X for applications like its own Logic Pro and GarageBand. It’s now bringing full support for Audio Units to iOS devices and allowing developers to easily port their audio plug-ins from OS X with very...

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    13:00
    Waterfield Designs Dash Sleeve: Protecting your...

    Waterfield designs dash sleeve. photo ©2015, steven sande. All rights reserved.

    Sometimes protecting a laptop from the world doesn't mean encasing it in a big bag. For many MacBook owners, a padded sleeve is just the answer for carrying that laptop around without adding bulk. Waterfield Designs has just released the new Dash Sleeve ($59) in a range of sizes for everything from the 12-inch MacBook with Retina Display to the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display.

    Design

    The Dash Sleeve comes in basic black, but with two trims -- black and copper. The trim is applied to a slender line along one side, as well as on the brand label. The outside of the Dash is made of ballistic nylon, a material that holds up to years of abuse without showing wear. I have a Waterfield Designs bag that I've used almost daily since 2008 and the ballistic nylon still looks as good as it...

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    12:49
    Videobox 4.1.9 - Download Flash video through your...

    Videobox allows you to quickly and easily download Flash video from most all of the popular video sites on the internet. Videobox will convert the video into a native Quicktime format so it's ready to view on your Mac, iPod, iPhone, or iTunes.



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    Facebook will now update your News Feed based on...

    You’ve been warned: Facebook is about to become even more captivating.

    On Friday Facebook announced that it will start taking into account how much time users spent viewing a particular story as a determining factor for that story showing up at the top of your News Feed. Basically, the stories you take the time to read (or watch) will be prioritized over the stories that you scroll right through out of general disinterest.

    “We’ve discovered that if people spend significantly more time on a particular story in News Feed than the majority of other stories they look at, this is a good sign that content was relevant to them,” wrote Facebook software engineers Ansha Yu and Sami Tas. 

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    iOS 9 hardware keyboard shortcuts bring Apple's...

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

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    Review: House of Marley’s Chant Mini is a solid...

    Back at CES 2015, I had a chance to swing by House of Marley’s booth and check out some of their latest and greatest. One of those items was the Chant Mini Bluetooth speaker. Well, it’s finally here and time to give it the review treatment. Can a $50 portable Bluetooth speaker really be all that great? Let’s find out…

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    Duqu 2.0 Makes Other Malware Look Clunky


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    Why iOS 9's ad-blocking is bad news for Google

    Apple didn’t openly declare war on ads at this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference, but quietly included a new feature in iOS 9 that will dramatically cut down on mobile ads you see.

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    Twitterrific for iOS brings quick update replies to...

    The Iconfactory workers have released Twitterrific for iOS version 5.12 with a slew of new features, including quick update replies for Twitterrific on Apple Watch. 

    Watch owners can now reply to replies and DM's custom responses, right on their tiny devices. After installing Twitterrific 5.12, open Apple's Watch app and select Twitterrific. You'll see a list of options, including one to generate quick replies. You can create up to five, which become available as ready-to-go replies on Twitterrific for Apple Watch. It's tremendously handy and fast. I love it!

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    The new Microsoft era: any developer, any app, any...

    I’d like to thank Microsoft for sponsoring The Loop this week. This year, Microsoft is making major investments in developer and cloud tools to move beyond Windows and bring great support to iOS developers and other popular platforms. As part of this focus, Microsoft is sponsoring Altconf this week and will be there to show you some of the cool new services and free tools to help you take your apps to the next level.

    I also want to thank Microsoft for sponsoring the Beard Bash party on Monday June 8th. Life may run on code, but we all know developers run on beer.

    If you cannot attend Altconf or the Beardbash, you can learn more about what is possible at http://AnyDevAnyApp.com.

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    New for app devs: iTunes Connect improvements,...

    Apple is rolling out improvements to its iTunes Connect portal that developers use to submit and manage their apps on the App Store. In addition to some welcomed UI tweaks, Apple is introducing a few notable improvements for developers. The big ones include increased limits for testing apps in TestFlight, the ability to manage multiple accounts/apps from a single username, and new user roles to allow a team of developers varying access to iTunes Connect features.

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    Inside iOS 9: Apple brings IFTTT-like functionality...

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    Rdio responds to Apple Music with statement...

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    Developers hack Apple Watch to run real UIKit-backed...


    Well-known developers Steve Troughton-Smith, Saurik and Adam Bell have managed to hack the Apple Watch on watchOS 2 to run truly native apps on the device. Although Apple is advertising native apps with watchOS 2, it isn’t as ‘native’ as some developers wanted or expected. The logic code now runs on the watch, but raw access to the user interface is still not allowed on watchOS 2.

    This means frameworks like UIKit cannot be used to draw truly custom UI. Instead developers must rely on the same techniques employed with current WatchKit apps that revolve around image sequences to create more interesting effects.

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    Office Mix interactive panel tutorials helps you put...

    Jumping into any new software program can be a taxing chore even when the potential benefits are known to be great. With our new Office Mix first run experience, we bring a sense of welcoming and enlightenment to the basics.

    When you first download and install the Office Mix add-in and then open PowerPoint for the first time, an interactive panel opens on the right-hand side of the screen where you’re presented with three buttons that each play a Quick Start Video tutorial. Additionally, you’re offered an option to “Create Your First Mix,” which opens the Getting Started template. As you’ll discover, the interactive panel is resizable and can be undocked, which permits you to move to split-screen mode and follow in-step with the tutorial’s instructions.

    As you’ll discover, the...

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

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    Adobe Creative Cloud 2.1.0.108 - Access Adobe apps...

    Adobe Creative Cloud costs $49.99/month (or less if you're a previous Creative Suite customer). Creative Suite 6 is still available for purchase (without a monthly plan) if you prefer.

    Introducing Adobe Creative Cloud desktop applications, including Adobe Photoshop CC and Illustrator CC. They're the next generation of CS tools. Get hundreds of all-new features. Keep your entire creative world in sync: files, feedback from team members, fonts, settings, and updates. And, as always, your applications live on your desktop, not in a browser and not in the cloud.

    With Creative Cloud, your entire creative world is synced and organized for you across multiple devices. Track comments posted to shared files, keep tabs on your work and your followers on...

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