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Saturday April 4

18:00
Accessible Apple: Building a Wheelchair/Bed-Mounted...

Introduction

Last week, I published part 1 of this series, where I talked about choosing the right device, listed some of the advantages of enabling "Hey Siri", and suggested a battery pack for extended battery life and/or use with "Hey Siri" itself. This week, I'll look at some mounts and cases that we'll use to secure your iDevice in an optimal position for use from a wheelchair or bed.

The Joy Factory MNU107 Carbon Fiber Wheelchair Mount

Mounts:

One of the mount series that I saw recommended time and time again when I worked in Apple resale came from The Joy Factory. The Joy Factory is known for making a wide variety of cases and mounts.

The C-clamp design of The Joy Factory's wheelchair line of mounts makes for easy mounting to wheelchairs, bed...

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16:27
LaunchBar 6.2

Adds capability to stage multiple items and drag them to other applications. ($29 new, free update, 9.8 MB)

 

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16:26
New Apple Store front display for Apple Watch, new...

Apple will begin dressing up the front of its stores with a new Apple Watch-themed promotion on April 10th to coincide with the beginning of in-store Apple Watch try-on appointments. The new, unique display will be shown at all Apple Stores with glass front windows and it is themed akin to the application icon arrays on the Apple Watch’s Home screen. According to the source who provided the above rendering, each circle is packed with Mac mini-powered LED lights that will show off different colors, patterns, and effects throughout the day. The new front of store visuals will continue to stay live after the Apple Watch launches on April 24th as Apple can simply remove the “Coming Soon” label shown on the above render…

We have also...

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13:00
The Week in iPad Cases: Notebook-case hybrids from...

Notebook-case hybrids from Moleskine and Dodocase

This week’s roundup of new iPad cases also features backpacks from Belkin and Crosskase, and a slim keyboard from Logitech.

Anker

The Zolo Tough (iPad mini 2 and 3; $20) sports a slim and sleek profile, with a front cover that is compatible with the iPad’s magnetic sleep/wake feature.

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12:59
Patent could delay Apple Watch debut in Switzerland...

The Apple Watch may not be able to launch in Switzerland until at least December of this year because of a patent dating back to 1985, a document from the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property suggests.

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11:48
The Hysteria about the Coming Apple Watch in...

We noted back last October that Jean-Claude Biver head of watch brands (Tag Heuer, Zenith, and Hublot) at LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA stated that that because of Apple's sheer size and influence you have to take them seriously. Biver added that "Others have done smartwatches before, but when Apple does it, it will sell." Now a new twist ...

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11:45
Caturday: Tiny's iPad

Photo by Patti Dahl

The entire Apple World Today staff is made up of animal lovers, and there's nothing we like to hear more than someone adopting strays. Reader Patti Dahl sent us this photo of Tiny and the accompanying story:

“ Hi, This is Tiny. Tiny was one of 5 kittens born to a bedraggled stray mom at our house last summer. Both Tiny and her mom are both a permanent part of our household now. Tiny’s siblings have gone on to their own forever homes.

Tiny loves to watch the fish swim and splash on the Cat Fishing app on her iPad. She also loves to stand between me and the screen of my desktop mac for tickles and scratches. ”

Apple World Today needs good cats! Have a picture of your cat soaking up the good vibes of an Apple product? Tell us the back story behind your kitty's photo on the Apple World Today contact page - we don't accept inbound attachments, so please host the photo on Dropbox, Flickr, iPhoto, etc... and then include...

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10:00
The most beautiful cars at the New York Auto Show

There are a lot of vehicles at the New York International Auto Show, naturally. This year, though, the prominent theme for carmakers, both from the US and abroad, seemed to be bright colors and concept projects. And that is, after all, what auto show...

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08:35
Apple Posts Guided Tours of the Features and...

MojoKid writes Wondering if Apple Watch is going to be worth the money? Well, that depends on several factors, including price, features, and how eager you are to jump into the smartwatch category at this point. To help tackle the latter two, Apple has posted a handful of videos that demonstrate what an Apple Watch can do. They play out like tutorial videos and are labeled "Guided Tour," followed by what specifically the video is showcasing. Currently, there are four Guided Tour videos available, one of which is a general introduction to Apple Watch labeled "Guided Tour: Welcome." It's the longest video of the bunch at 4 minutes and 45 seconds.


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08:29
OnePlus releases OxygenOS, its custom take on Android

After a pretty sizable delay, OnePlus has at last released OxygenOS, its in-house version of Android 5.0 Lollipop. As promised back near the start of the year, this Cyanogen replacement is all about a "back to basics" approach that keeps things stock...

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08:00
Review: Inateck’s felt sleeve for the iPad mini

iPad mini sleeves and bags are nearly a commodity today, with a huge selection of styles and options available for purchase online and offline. Even though the iPad mini is light weight and durable, a carrying case is still essential for any kind of travel for many people. I’ve been using Inateck’s felt sleeve for the iPad mini for the past few weeks and it is a functional light way to protect the 7.9-inch iPad.

The model I’ve been testing,...

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07:00
There's no longer a place like PlayStation Home

PlayStation Home, Sony's answer to the Second Life question no one asked, was never where the company's heart lived. Maybe its greasy, suppurating id lived in those gleaming neon halls, somewhere between the bowling alley full of dead-eyed polygon pe...

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06:30
Recording the screen of your iOS 8 device

Aaron Douglas takes you through the steps of using QuickTime Player on Yosemite to record any connected iOS 8 device.

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06:30
Recommended Reading: The record-breaking all-...

Recommended Reading highlights the best long-form writing on technology and more in print and on the web. Some weeks, you'll also find short reviews of books that we think are worth your time. We hope you enjoy the read.

Dark Horse
by Michael Zel...

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06:18
He is just so focused on his phone…

This is a pretty amazing image. No spoilers, just follow the link and see what you might miss if you are too immersed in Trivia Crack.

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06:08
Climbing Mount Everest

This multimedia piece from the Washington Post takes you on an immersive journey from sea level to summit of Chomolungma, known to westerners as Mount Everest.

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03:24
How to enable SMS text messaging through Continuity...

Apple first introduced iMessage to the iPhone and iPad with iOS 5, and now with iOS 8.1 and OS X Yosemite, SMS messages from any phone can be managed across all your connected devices.

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00:12
Arduino-powered turntable plays the phases of the...

This device created by student designers Yingjie Bei and Yifan Hu only looks like an artsy turntable, but it can't play your vinyl collection. Here's what it can do, though: show you the right moon phase for any particular day. When you input the dat...

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Friday April 3

22:20
Apple to offer in-store launch day pickup option for...

After announcing online Apple Watch preorders would commence on April 10, Apple on Friday said it will allow buyers to pick up their reserved device at brick-and-mortar locations on April 24, launch day.

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20:40
Apple Watch In-Store Reservations Available...

Apple on Friday updated its online store with instructions on how to purchase the Apple Watch, reiterating that the wrist-worn device can be ordered online or reserved for in-store pickup. The new section appears to confirm that Apple Watch in-store reservations will be available beginning April 10, allowing customers to reserve a specific Apple Watch for pickup at an Apple Store beginning April 24.

The wording and timing of the new section suggests that Apple Watch in-store reservations will be available April 10, a move that would generate more foot traffic in Apple Stores on Apple Watch launch day. Nevertheless, there remains a slim possibility that reservations will begin on April 24. Apple did not immediately respond to request for comment, although we will update this post if we receive confirmation.

Last week, Apple Store training documents obtained by MacRumors indicated that Apple will...

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20:13
Dyre Wolf attack swipes $1 million in wire transfers

Hackers continue their brazen attacks on organizations and are even having their victims call them on the phone to hustle them out of their company's money. That's what IBM's Security Intelligence division has discovered while researching a malware-b...

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19:11
Plaintiffs drop class-action suit claiming Google...

Plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit against Google voluntarily dropped allegations that the company illegally created an Internet and mobile search monopoly through Android terms of use agreements.

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18:41
Reeder 3 for Mac coming soon w/ redesigned interface...

After Google Reader announced its closure, popular RSS client Reeder was forced to step back, retool, and eventually relaunch its Mac client with support for multiple RSS services. Now, Reeder is preparing to launch another major update to its Mac app with heavy design tweaks for OS X Yosemite.

The design changes in Reeder all seem to center around making the app fit in with OS X Yosemite. The sidebar is now...

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16:35
ChronoSync 4.6.0 and ChronoAgent 1.5.1

Major new update for ChronoSync adds over a dozen new features. ($40 new for ChronoSync, $10 new for ChronoAgent; free updates; 28.4 MB, 10.3 MB)

 

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16:00
AWT News Update: April 3, 2015

It's Friday, April 3, with one week to go until the Apple Watch becomes available for pre-order. That means most of our stories today are about the Apple Watch:

  • Apple announces when pre-orders will begin on April 10
  • AppleCare+ pricing will depend on the model of Apple Watch you purchase
  • Apple Watch picks up a Red Dot Best of the Best award for product design
  • Samsung and HTC are eating some humble pie after SquareTrade does bend tests on their latest smartphones

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15:22
Get an Early Look with “Photos for Mac: A Take...

Thanks to the public beta of OS X 10.10.3 Yosemite, we have an early-bird version of Jason Snell’s new book, “Photos for Mac: A Take Control Crash Course.” It helps you decide whether to transition to Photos right away, walks you through importing your iPhoto and Aperture photo libraries, and explains how to handle key organizational tasks.

 

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15:05
Today in the App Store -- Snapheal, Rewind -...

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 Snapheal for OS X, the new Rewind - Automatic Time Tracking app and a major update to Omnifocus . All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can.

iOS Apps Now Free

Gas tycoon 2 [Now free, down from $4.99] Gas tycoon 2 is a fun pipe puzzle game, perfect for those situations where you need to kill time.

Art Authority for iPad [Now free, down from $9.99] Art Authority for iPad transports you to an enthralling, real-world art museum filled with works by over 1,000 of the western world's greatest artists

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14:50
Set your alarm for midnight Pacific on Friday if you...

This is the weekend to have a garage sale, search the couch cushions for change, check the pockets of those jackets you don’t wear anymore for more change, and then sell those jackets on eBay. Apple Watch preorders start next Friday April 10 at precisely 12:01 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time, and you have to be ready.

Apple updated its online store’s home page on Friday with the exact time preorders will start. Yes, that means our friends on the East Coast will have to set an alarm or two to rouse them at 3 a.m., but they can get back at us West Coasters by spoiling our favorite TV shows on Twitter, so in the end, it balances out.

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14:34
iOS product security: Validations and guidance

This article contains references for key product certifications, cryptographic validations, and security guidance for iOS platforms.

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14:25
Apple adds new ‘Guided Tours’ section to Apple Watch...

In the lead-up to the retail debut of its first wearable device, Apple has launched a new website that features demo videos demonstrating the watch’s capabilities. At the moment, there are four videos available on the site, covering the Messages ap, customizable watch faces, and Digital Touch communication features. A general overview at the top of the page provides a broad look at the watch’s capabilities.

At the moment, only those in-depth videos seem to be available, but spaces detailing phone calls, Siri, the mapping application, music playback, Apple Pay transactions, and the built-in pair of health and fitness apps are all marked as “Coming Soon.”

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14:24
Apple posts in-depth Apple Watch demonstration...

Apple on Friday launched an Apple Watch Guided Tours webpage, dedicating space for virtual tutorials that show users how they can expect to interact with various device hardware and software features come April 24.

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14:08
Apple Adds New 'Guided Tours' Page to...

Apple today updated its dedicated Apple Watch website with a brand new "Guided Tours" section that includes several Apple Watch walkthrough videos. The introductory video on the site, entitled "Welcome to Apple Watch," walks users through all of the things the Apple Watch can do.

The site also includes dedicated videos on various Apple Watch features, like Messages, Faces, and Digital Touch. Other video walkthroughs on features like Phone Calls, Siri, Maps, Music, Apple Pay, and more, are labeled as "Coming soon" and should be uploaded over the course of the next few hours.

These videos are also referenced within other areas of the Apple Watch site, with a Fitness video, for example, available in the fitness section, and the Messages video available in the "New Ways to Connect" section.

Today's walkthrough videos from Apple come a week ahead of Apple Watch...

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13:00
Where will you be at 12:01 AM PT on April 10, 2015?

The answer to the question in the headline will be "in bed" for a most people, but for those who want to order an Apple Watch sight unseen, 12:01 AM PT (3:01 AM ET) will be the time when they'll be hunkered down over a Mac or iPhone trying to put in an order for the wearable.

Anyone who is "on the bubble" about whether or not to get an Apple Watch will be able to spend up to 15 minutes with one later on the 10th at Apple Stores in the launch countries. As mentioned earlier this week on the AWT News Update, those interested in purchasing the luxury Apple Watch Edition will get special treatment. 

We anticipate that the online Apple Store will shut down at about 9 PM PT on April 9th so that the site can be prepared for the launch and onslaught of orders.

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12:23
Samsung patent review may undermine $533M Smartflash...

Samsung has asked the US Patent and Trademark Office to review two Smartflash patents, a move that could potentially absolve Apple of paying $532.9 million in damages following a Smartflash court victory in February.

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12:00
The Backerjack Podcast, Episode 12: Remixed tablets...

In Episode 12 of The Backerjack Podcast, Steve and Ross check out four of the latest products seeking funds and preorders.

  • Remix, a tablet/laptop hybrid that stuffs the soul of Android into the body of a Microsoft Surface
  • kSafe, a pre-commitment jar in which you can place rewards that are unlocked only if certain activity or time goals are met (image at top of this post)
  • Adaptalux, a cool set of camera-mounted colored light arms that mount to the top of a camera for intense macro photography effects
  • ...
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11:39
∞ My life with iPad

Five years ago today, Apple unveiled iPad, a device that would change the way many people thought about computing, me included.

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11:32
External Link: Adam Engst Goes Normcore on MacBreak...

TidBITS publisher Adam Engst had a rollicking good time joining Leo Laporte, Andy Ihnatko, and Alex Lindsay on MacBreak Weekly to talk about how the fashion world sees the Apple Watch as “normcore,” the difference between the two most recent Steve Jobs biographies, the rise of Periscope and fall of Meerkat, and much more.

 

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11:25
Ousted HP CEO Carly Fiorina calls Apple's Tim...

While many of Silicon Valley's elite are in lockstep opposition to Indiana's new "religious freedom" law, former Hewlett-Packard chief and potential Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina has taken the other side, accusing Apple CEO Tim Cook of acting hypocritically by opposing Indiana's law but continuing to do business in oppressive countries around the world.

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11:10
If you need more space for an iOS update

When you’re updating your iOS device wirelessly, you might see a message that there’s not enough space on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. These steps can help.
 

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11:08
Apple Watch buyer's guide eBook published

iOS Guides has released Apple Watch Introduction, an US$1.99 eBook available in the iBookstore that reveals "everything you need to know" about the Apple Watch, from its hardware specifications to the in-built apps that you'll be using.

The 84-page eBook is available on the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac. It runs on an iOS device with iBooks 1.5 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, and a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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11:03
iPad helps autistic teen speak for the first time

That all changed back in June when Lanier started playing around with an iPad with the help of her tutor Morgan Tyner.

“The first thing she said was “hi, thank you for releasing my voice”, and there was something about the power of being able to express her voice, her thoughts. It’s really priceless” says Morgan and the next thing Lanier typed out was “Tell my mother I love her.”

According to Leslie “I have never heard her say I love you and later that same day she wrote, tell my dad I love him and that he’s my hero.”

If this doesn’t bring a tear to your eye, nothing will.

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11:00
AppleCare+ for Apple Watch: Pricing to match the...

IMAGE OF APPLECARE+ PRICING VIA MACRUMORS.COM

With pre-orders and demos of the highly-anticipated Apple Watch only one week away (FINALLY!), several sources have acquired information on the cost of AppleCare+ for the newest member of the Apple family. AppleCare+ is going to be a good idea for this wrist-borne wonder, as accidental damage from swinging your arm into something -- a table, a car door, you name it -- is a very real possibility.

MacRumors published what are claimed to be internal Apple documents about AppleCare+ pricing for the devices, which unsurprisingly appear to vary based on what model of Apple Watch you're buying. The entry-level aluminum Apple Watch Sport will get coverage at the relatively bargain price of $59, the stainless steel Apple Watch will be protected for $79, and the gold Apple Watch Edition? Well, if you have to ask...

Protecting that...

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10:48
Apple Watch preorders will begin after 12:01 a.m....

Preorders for the forthcoming Apple Watch will begin just after midnight Pacific Time in one week, on next Friday, April 10, Apple has revealed.

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10:46
Apple Watch pre-orders will begin at 12:01 PDT on...

We’re now a week away from the first day of Apple Watch pre-order sales, and Apple has updated its online store to officially announce that orders will begin after 12:01 AM PT/3:01 AM ET on April 10th.The pre-order period will last two weeks (although stock likely won’t) while the Apple Watch will be available for preview at Apple Stores and select retailers. These retailers include Galeries Lafayette in Paris, Selfridges in London, and Isetan in Tokyo.

At launch on April 24th, the Apple Watch will be available in the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong and Japan.

The aluminum Apple Watch Sport collection starts at $349 and the stainless steel Apple Watch collection begins at $549 while the 18k gold Apple...

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10:39
Apple Announces Apple Watch Pre-Orders Will Kick Off...

Apple today updated the Apple Watch page of its online store to note that online pre-orders for the Apple Watch will begin at 12:01 AM Pacific Time on Friday, April 10. Just after midnight on the West Coast is Apple's typical time for pre-orders, and the company will likely take the store down beginning at 9PM to prepare for orders.

Apple Watch pre-orders will go live simultaneously in all of the first-wave launch countries, meaning U.K. customers will be able order at 8:01 AM local time while Australian pre-orders will go live at 5:01 PM AEST.

Here's a full list of pre-order times by country (in local time):

- U.S., Canada: 12:01 a.m. (Pacific Time), 3:01 a.m. (Eastern Time)
- U.K.: 8:01 a.m.
- Germany: 9:01 a.m.
- France: 9:01 a.m.
- Australia: 5:01 p.m.
- Hong Kong: 3:01 p.m.
- China: 3:01 p.m.
- Japan 3:01 p.m.

Apple will accept orders both through its...

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10:26
FDA Approves Advanced Israeli Medical App Aimed for...

This week the FDA approved an app by an Israeli health-tech firm called Voyant, now owned by BrainLab. The app helps doctors plan hip replacement surgery on mobile devices like Apple's iPad. It's considered a Class II medical device ...

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10:07
SnapPower Charger: A USB charger in a coverplate –...

My thanks to SnapPower for sponsoring The Loop this week. SnapPower’s Charger — the power outlet cover plate that your home should’ve been built with. A no-hassle, wire-free install that takes just seconds. A flush, 1-amp USB charging port for smartphones, phablets, and tablets. An unbridled sense of joy from never having to hunt for a wall wart ever again. Available now on Kickstarter.

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10:04
∞ Oh Samsung

During Samsung’s Galaxy S6 launch, the company had a good time making jokes at Apple’s expense. [...]

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10:00
60-Second Tips: Changing the default name of an iOS...

When my husband and I purchase a new iPhone or iPad, the older models are handed down to our children who are old enough to have a smartphone or tablet device. As a result, our family now has a total of 6 iOS devices that we sync to iTunes and connect via Apple's Family Sharing and iCloud accounts.

To ensure we can identify each phone in our growing collection, we change the name of each device from the default "iPhone" or "iPad" to a new name that is unique to each device.  In today's 60-second tips, I demonstrate how to change the default name of an iOS device so you can easily recognize it in iTunes, Find My iPhone and other services. 

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09:55
Report: Apple Watch Edition extended care plan will...

Anyone planning to spend upwards of $10,000 on an Apple Watch Edition should be prepared to spend quite a bit more for extended service and warranty coverage.

Apple will charge $999 for an AppleCare+ plan that extends the Edition’s exclusive support perks from two years to three years, 9to5Mac reports.

Edition buyers who forgo AppleCare+ will still get a special setup hotline and two years of round-the-clock phone support. They’ll also be covered for two accidental damage incidents in those first two years, minus any service fees and taxes. The $999 AppleCare+ plan extends those benefits for a third year.

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09:31
How to Automatically Delete Your Twitter Trail

Twitter is an essential networking tool, but an ill-conceived tweet could derail you years after you’ve forgotten about it. Josh Centers explains why, and how you can ensure that an old tweet doesn’t come back to haunt you.

 

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09:30
AppleCare+ protection for Apple Watch could reach $...

Apple has yet to reveal how much it will charge to add AppleCare+ protection to its new wearable, but new screenshots that purport to show internal pricing suggest that plans will start at $59 for Apple Watch Sport and hit as much as $999 for Apple Watch Edition.

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09:14
Apple Watch claims 2015 Red Dot 'Best of the...

Apple Watch this week picked up one of Red Dot's 2015 Best of the Best awards for product design, entering into a newly-created "Watches" category even though the device is only shipping to the public on April 24.

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09:13
Use Microsoft Exchange (EWS) accounts in Mail on...

Learn about using Exchange (EWS) accounts in Mail with OS X v10.6 or later.

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09:04
9to5Toys Last Call: MacBook Air (2015) $99 off,...

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

Today’s can’t miss deals:
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  • Dust off your Game Boy cartridges, this case...
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09:00
Mac keyboard shortcuts

By pressing a combination of keys, you can do things that normally need a mouse, trackpad, or other input device.

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09:00
Cricket World Cup fever–analyzing the data with...

With the 2015 Cricket World Cup in full swing, there’s all sorts of folks who are interested in digging into the details about their home team, their upcoming rivals or their favorite players. With all the data available, how do you get it into shape so that you can analyze what’s important to you (or your team)? This is a job for Excel and its data analysis tools—Power Query and Power View.

In this post, we explore how to grab Cricket data from a handful of different sources, mash it up using Excel’s Power Query and then, with Power View, visualize the results in ways that are informative, interactive, interesting and even cool.

One of the PowerView sheets from one of ten Power View sheets in the workbook.

Want to follow along, or see all this for yourself? You can download the workbook and check out what we’ve done:...

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09:00
The iPad turns five: A look back at all nine of...

The first iPad came out five years ago today. Lately, most of what you hear about the tablet is that sales are in a slump, and it’s true: year-over-year sales have been down for four straight quarters, and, in a couple of weeks, we’ll find out whether it will be five straight.

But even a slumping iPad is still a formidable sales juggernaut—Apple sold a total of 63.4 million iPads in those four quarters, generating $27.8 billion in revenue. It’s not a patch on the iPhone, which can sell more units than that in a single quarter, but the tablet lineup is still generating a lot of money for Apple.

Today we’re taking a quick walk down memory lane, revisiting our reviews of each iPad and remembering what each model is best remembered for.

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09:00
Pastimes: Get out to the ballgame with Major League...

Pastime (noun): an activity that someone does regularly for enjoyment rather than work; a hobby; his favorite pastimes were shooting and golf. 

This Sunday, the Major League Baseball season will begin as the St. Louis Cardinals visit the Chicago Cubs at a newly renovated Wrigley Field. Major League Baseball is doing a great job of embracing mobile technology, and as such, Major League Baseball Advanced Media (MLBAM) has created some groundbreaking apps over the years. Whether you follow every game of your favorite team all season, or just occasionally take yourself out to the ballgame, MLBAM's apps are worth considering. Let's take a look:

MLB.com At Bat (free, with a variety of in-app purchases)

This is MLB's marquee app, one that is in its eighth season. A universal app, MLB.com At Bat is one-stop shopping for baseball stats, box scores,...

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08:58
Beautiful aerial photography shows Apple’s latest...

These might be the best photos yet of Apple’s currently under construction Campus 2 site in Cupertino.

The new photos were published by The California Sunday Magazine and shot by Michael Light, a San Franciso-based photographer and pilot that managed to get some gorgeous photos of the site from his aircraft and outdo the drone shots we’ve see up until now.

We’ve previously shared a number of aerial shots straight from Apple and drone operators flying over the site regularly. All of the latest images, news updates, and drone flyovers for Campus 2 can be found in our...

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08:53
Carly Fiorina lashes out at Tim Cook's Reaction...

Carly Fiorina, once a Fortune 50 chief executive herself, has made it crystal clear that she's disgusted with how CEOs rushed to condemn Indiana’s new religious freedom law.

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08:53
Mail settings you might need from your email provider

If Mail asks you to enter email settings manually, you may need to get the account type, mail server address, and other details listed in this article.

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08:51
Rumor: Samsung wins contract to produce A9 processor...

Samsung will apparently be producing the A9 processor for Apple.

A report released on Thursday confirmed that Apple is contracting Samsung to manufacture A-series processors expected for inclusion in next-generation iPhone handsets.

Citing sources close to the story, Samsung is slated to fabricate Apple’s forthcoming system on chip design, potentially dubbed “A9,” bound for this year’s iOS device lineup. If true, Samsung would reclaim a position currently filled by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co, the world’s largest chipmaker.

Samsung has for months been rumored to be a key supplier of Apple’s next-generation silicon, the most recent...

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08:51
Mac keyboard shortcuts for accessibility features

Accessibility shortcuts help control your Mac with a keyboard or assistive device.

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08:49
Spoiler alert: We’ve read the screenplay for Aaron...

While we haven’t gotten many details about the Aaron Sorkin-penned screenplay based on Walter Isaacson’s Steve Jobs biography, we have previously learned that it will focus on three separate days in the life of the Apple co-founder, with each 30-minute act taking place just before a major product announcement. We also know that Michael Fassbender will star alongside...

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08:45
Review: Anker’s Jump Starter Portable Charger brings...

Anker specializes in accessories that deliver uncommon value. Like gigantic batteries that cost as little as small ones. Six-port USB chargers that are less expensive than two Apple one-port chargers. And iPhone battery cases that outperform rivals sold for twice the price. So it’s only natural that the company would leverage its power expertise to go beyond resuscitating little Apple devices and assist with real emergencies. With roughly the same footprint as its Astro E7 — a battery capable of fully recharging any iPad Air twice — the same-priced ...

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08:39
Tests find Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, HTC One M9 just...

Remember all the grief Apple and iPhone 6 owners went through last fall when they found that the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus could be bent, thereby resulting in “Bendgate”?

The same is apparently true for Samsung’s Galaxy S6 Edge smartphone and the HTC One M9.

A recent video issued by third-party warranty firm SquareTrade showed the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge bending under no less than 110 pounds of pressure and the One M9 to bend at 120 lbs of pressure.

Although the Galaxy S6 Edge’s pressure limits are comparable to the iPhone 6 Plus’ testing, the Galaxy’s screen ended up cracking under the pressure instead of slightly bending similar to Apple’s...

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08:24
Wave goodbye to the Bitcoin Bowl

Bitcoin's journey on the road to legitimacy has just taken a step backwards with the news that the Bitcoin Bowl is no more. The event was a tie-up between Bitcoin payment processor BitPay and ESPN to re-brand NCAA post-season game the St. Petersburg ...

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08:21
Startup key combinations for Mac

Some Mac features are available by holding down certain keys during startup. 

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08:21
AppleCare+ for Apple Watch Pricing: $59 for Sport, $...

We've known that AppleCare+ will be available for the Apple Watch since Apple's March 9 media event, but pricing for the extended support has thus far remained a mystery. A source has now shared some purported pricing information with MacRumors that may shed some light on the cost, suggesting AppleCare+ for each version of the watch will be priced differently.

According to the claimed internal Apple screenshots, AppleCare+ for the entry-level aluminum Apple Watch Sport will be priced at $59, while AppleCare+ for the middle-tier stainless steel Apple Watch with Sport Band will be priced at $79. AppleCare+ for a $15,000 gold Apple Watch Edition will be significantly more expensive at $999. It is unclear from the information we have received whether band choice will affect AppleCare+ pricing, as band prices vary significantly.

While we can't verify the legitimacy of these...

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08:17
AppleCare+ for Apple Watch: $999 for Edition, $79...

To go along with the premium $10,000 and up pricing of the 18-karat gold Apple Watch Edition, Apple will charge up to $999 for the Apple Watch Edition’s AppleCare+ Protection Plan, 9to5Mac has learned. The Apple Watch Edition notably has very different AppleCare coverage from other Apple Watch models, coming with two years of 24/7 support and a special setup hotline right out of the box. AppleCare+ will add a third year of technical support and support for up to two incidents of accidental hardware damage. More affordable AppleCare+ coverage will also be offered for...

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08:08
Samsung's Galaxy S6 Bends as Easily as iPhone 6...

Third-party warranty firm SquareTrade recently released a video showcasing the durability of the new Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge and HTC One M9, discovering the Galaxy to bend at 110 lbs of pressure and the One M9 to bend at 120 lbs of pressure.

Although the Galaxy S6 Edge's pressure limits are comparable to the iPhone 6 Plus' testing, the Galaxy's screen ended up cracking under the pressure instead of slightly bending similar to Apple's plus-size iPhone model. The HTC One M9 lasted further than its two competitors, reaching 120 lbs of pressure, but the phone was rendered useless thanks to a faulty power button following the pressure test.

Testing to the point of "catastrophic failure", the iPhone 6 Plus survived 179 lbs of pressure, beating out the Galaxy S6 Edge's 149 lbs stress test. As SquareTrade points out, the Galaxy's stress tests proves the phone could be worse for users due to the smartphone's screen cracking under...

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08:06
Apple iPhone 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S6 — Ultimate...

It’s always a difficult task when comparing iOS and Android devices, but this year it may be more important than ever. Samsung has finally stepped up its game with the Galaxy S6, and now we have something that is truly comparable to Apple’s iPhone lineup. Today we’re getting into the ultimate comparison between Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and Apple’s iPhone 6…

Apple iPhone 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S6 specifications

In this comparison we’ll be looking at hardware, design, software, camera performance and specialty features that each device offers. Before we get into that, let’s talk about specifications. First up, Apple’s iPhone 6 features a 4.7-inch IPS display with a resolution of 750 x 1,334 (326 ppi). Along with that, we have a dual-core Apple A8 processor...

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07:45
Hacking game 'TouchTone' turned me into an...

I didn't think I'd make for a good NSA agent until I played TouchTone. The iOS puzzle game had me looking for enemies of the state by scouring text messages and emails, and it didn't faze me one bit. It's absolutely unlike how I am in real life. I'm ...

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07:44
'Bendgate' returns: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge...

Samsung's Galaxy S6 Edge flagship handset was put to the test this week and found to be susceptible to bending under the exact same force as Apple's iPhone 6 Plus, putting the South Korean conglomerate on the hotseat in "Bendgate" redux.

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07:27
Apple's iOS Sales Reach All-Time High in Urban...

According to a new report by Kantar, phone sales data for the three months ending in February 2015 shows that Apple's iOS sales have reached an all-time high in urban China where it captured 27.6% of the smartphone market. Carolina Milanesi, chief of research at Kantar Worldpanel ComTech reports that "There has been a strong appetite for Apple's products in...

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07:15
On its 5th anniversary, Apple's iPad remains...

The iPad has proven to be a bigger success than just about anyone, including Apple, ever predicted. But while the overall tablet market exploded, riding high on the success of the iPad, it plateaued just as quickly, and seems poised for a shakeup in the near future.

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07:09
Apple Watch Wins Red Dot 'Best of the Best...

Still three weeks away from being released to the public, the Apple Watch has received another design award for Apple ahead of launch, this time receiving the "Best of the Best" designation by the German Red Dot design awards (via aBlogtoWatch).

Previously winning the Gold Award, and being called "an icon", at the International Forum Design awards earlier in March, the Red Dot award counts a second win for the wearable in the design category before its April 24 launch date.

The Apple Watch wasn't alone in the smartwatch category, however, as the MB&F HM6 Space Pirate horological smartwatch also received the "Best of the Best" designation.

The Red Dot jury judged the Apple Watch, and all products...

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07:08
NASA and Boeing to test eco-friendly technologies...

Boeing's new ecoDemonstrator (a 757) is slated to go on a series of flights this spring to try out two of NASA's experimental fuel-saving techniques. One of them's the Active Flow Control Enhanced Vertical Tail Flight Experiment, which entails instal...

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07:00
Opinion: How soon is too soon for an Apple Watch 2?

Apple’s upcoming retail overhaul for displaying the Watch

A lot of my techie friends are saying that the entry priced-Apple Watch Sport will be their pick next month, and not because of the exterior look. The theory is that Sport is the cheapest way to experience Apple’s new product category in 2015, and since the second-gen Apple Watch will inevitably be upgraded, why pay a premium this year for nicer materials such as stainless steel and sapphire glass?

Despite the Apple Watch’s desire to marry jewelry with technology, it hasn’t lost the baggage gadgets carry, namely the reality that they’ll be outdated and replaced in a relatively short period of time. If the Apple Watch evolves anything like the original iPad did when it became the iPad 2, the differences could be dramatic.

Personally, when...

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07:00
Drexel University installs iPad rental vending...

This is pretty cool. Drexel University has installed an iPad rental vending machine that can be accessed by university students and neighboring residents. Students must present their ID while non-students take out an iPad with a valid Library of Philadelphia card. The rental period lasts four hours, and all data entered by the customer is expunged when the device is returned. 

Our take on the news

When I was in college, the school referred to its library as the "media center." I thought it was a silly name, but today I realize just how prescient a decision it was. Today, I love to...

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06:48
The do’s and don’ts of making a video trailer for...

If you are building an app, you are going to want to build an app trailer. App Annie offers some useful advice, worth the read.

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06:45
NHS vehicles trial tech that turns traffic lights...

Traffic lights are a pet peeve for many city-dwelling drivers. You'll be running late for a meeting, but all of your attempts to make up the time are thwarted by successive red lights. Bad luck on the road can be particularly problematic for ambulanc...

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06:38
What happens when you try to Photoshop money

Turns out Photoshop has a built in money detector. Read on for the details.

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06:35
Following his stolen iPhone all the way to China

Matt Stopera’s iPhone was stolen in a bar in New York City. This is the crazy story of him tracking down the phone – All the way to China!

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06:34
Georgia wants EV owners to pay for saving the planet

Climate change is still a real, looming threat, so you'd think that getting people using electric cars would be a vital project to safeguard the future. Unfortunately, the state of Georgia is so broke that it's not only pulling its electric vehicle s...

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06:31
Expanded Google ARC project brings Android apps to...

Google this week expanded its beta App Runtime for Chrome (ARC) project, enabling Android apps to run not just in Chrome OS but also on Mac, Windows, and Linux computers, with some basic limitations.

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06:28
Speedy file transfers using IP over Thunderbolt

Plenty of ways to transfer files between computers, but thought this approach was worth knowing about: Dan Moren, writing for Six Colors, walks you through the process of direct file transfer using IP via Thunderbolt cable.

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06:20
iFlicks for Mac OS X gets redesigned interface, more

Jendrik Bertram has released iFlicks 2.2 (www.iflicksapp.com), the first major update of iFlicks 2 for Mac OS X.

The utility has integrated video mixing and encoding capabilities for users to choose the best option to quickly import their video files into iTunes and automatically complete them with metadata and artwork. Version 2.2 features a redesigned interface, improved metadata, chapter and subtitle support, faster processing, and more powerful rules.

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06:09
Five years ago today: A look back at the original...

Rene Ritchie, writing for iMore, takes a look back at the iPad launch, first impressions, and impact.

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06:08
The Galaxy S6 Edge Bends faster than the iPhone 6...

During the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2015 event in Barcelona last month, Samsung's head of global marketing, IT and Mobile Division Young-Hee Lee stated the following about the Galaxy S6: It's "The most advanced smartphone in the world ...

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06:00
You Should Play: Solve a mystery in an epic game of...

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.

The Trace starts out like all good murder mysteries do: You play Baltimore police detective Sam Pearce, investigating an apparent suicide that turns out to be a murder. You’re aided by your lab partner, Alex, who checks in occasionally via phone, and a forensic flashlight that you can use to examine objects for clues, such as blood, fibers, and fingerprints. As you discover clues, you start to piece together a larger web of questions, which ends up leading you to the answer of whodunit?

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06:00
Inside the UK's first dedicated eSports arena

The sound of gunfire echoes across the room, followed by an approving roar from the crowd. A five-man team called "Ninjas in Pyjamas" has taken the lead and fans can hardly contain their excitement. Another counter-terrorist suddenly drops to the flo...

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05:48
Opinion: Will Apple’s streaming music service mean I...

I was an early adopter of digital music (you hide your surprise well). I bought my first mp3 player in 1998, some three years before the first iPod. It cost a silly amount of money and stored exactly one album at a time in its 64MB (not GB) of flash memory.

Me being me, I went through a few different generations of mp3 player before Apple completely changed the game with the iPod. Ironically, by adopting a less sophisticated technology–a hard drive in place of flash memory–Apple created a far better product. One that allowed us to carry around 80 albums at a time. I bought one the day it went on sale, having by then finished ripping all my CDs to mp3.

When the 160GB iPod came out in 2007, I again bought one immediately. That was large enough to hold my entire music collection at the time. I not only carried it everywhere with me, I also plugged it into my hifi at home and to the AUX socket of my car stereo....

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05:42
'Grand Theft Auto V' at 60 frames per...

I know, I know: The PC version of Grand Theft Auto V seems like it's been delayed at least a dozen times, but maybe the snazzy new 1080p, 60FPS trailer below will help heal those old wounds. Predictably, it looks gorgeous and should give the PC maste...

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05:36
AppleInsider podcast discusses supposed 'iPhone...

This week's all-new AppleInsider podcast is now available to download and subscribe in iTunes or SoundCloud. We discuss the leaked part for supposed upcoming 4-inch "iPhone 6c," Force Touch technology in the iPhone, Mikey reviews 'Becoming Steve Jobs', Tidal streaming music service, Amazon Dash, and Microsoft's Surface 3.

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05:00
The Apple Watch as Bullsh*t Filter? We Can Only Hope


In "iPhone Killer: The Secret History of the Apple Watch," David Pierce doesn't reveal any serious secrets -- because Apple never does -- but he does illuminate the early days of the Apple Watch, centering on an interview with Kevin Lynch, Apple's vice president of technology. It's an interesting read for sure -- an easy recommend for any Apple enthusiast. And the most interesting "secret?" The Apple Watch was created as a bullsh*t filter designed to save the world from the tyranny of iPhones. No kidding.

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05:00
The Week in iOS Apps: More from Marvel

More from Marvel

This week’s roundup of apps includes a new “brawler” game featuring the greatest heroes in the Marvel universe. Plus: Games, photo apps, and more.

Automatic

Automatic improves your driving experience by taking data transmitted from a sensor installed in your vehicle and displaying it on your iPhone. Its latest update lets you use and collect the car’s data even if you don’t bring the phone with you; next time you do bring the phone, you’ll be able to download the distance, fuel efficiency, duration and more data. 

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04:48
Megawatt electric race car chases prestigious...

Think Tesla's top-of-the-line, dual-motor-equipped P85D electric car is fast? Think again. Drive eO, an electric and hybrid car specialist in Latvia, is developing a one megawatt electric race car to take on the prestigious Pikes Peak International H...

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04:40
The global mobile biometrics revenue is set to boom

Starting from a base of $249 million 2015, global mobile biometrics revenue is forecast to reach $3.5 billion by 2024, with cumulative revenue for the 10-year period totaling $17.5 billion, according to Research and Markets (www.researchandmarkets).

Biometrics for mobile devices have finally reached a tipping point. The march began with the release of the Apple iPhone in 2007 and later the iPad, each subsequently matched by Android competitors. These smartphones and tablets finally have enough processing power and hardware capabilities to put biometrics directly into their users' hands.

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04:11
Drylab R&D has announced Dailies Creator 2.3 for...

Drylab R&D (http://drylab.no/products/) has announced Dailies Creator 2.3 for Mac OS X. Creator is part of an integrated system for distributing digital dailies and is used by film and TV drama productions.

Now, the DIT can provide the DP, producer, director, script supervisor, and others with Retina display ready dailies viewable on their own specially configured iPads. Creator ingests QuickTime-compatible files, transcodes to H.264, organizes them into shots, scenes, takes, and adds metadata. Clips and metadata are distributed to authorized iPads on-set or off (via the cloud).

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04:08
Dropbox 3.4.3 - Cloud backup and synchronization...

Dropbox is an application that creates a special Finder folder that automatically syncs online and between your computers. It allows you to both backup files and keep them up-to-date between systems.

Note: You must first sign up to use Dropbox.

The Dropbox application is available for OS X, Windows, and Linux. A video on the site explains more.



Version 3.4.3:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.6 or later running on an Intel processor.

  • Bug fixes for Mac context menus
  • Minor fixes and improvements



  • OS X 10.6 or later



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04:07
Recommended reading: 'Advanced Software...

For those looking to achieve advanced skills in test analysis, design, and execution, "Advanced Software Testing, Volume 3, 2nd Edition" (http://tinyurl.com/kqdzjg6) by Rex Black and Jamie Mitchell provides an answer.

With a hands-on, exercise-rich approach, this book teaches how to define and carry out the tasks required to implement a test strategy. It instructs on how to analyze, design, implement, and execute tests using risk considerations to determine the appropriate effort and priority for tests.
 

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04:00
How to solve the five biggest Messages and FaceTime...

Apple’s messaging system works brilliantly—most of the time. So, when something goes wrong, it’s easy to become frustrated. Shouldn’t these things just work?

To understand FaceTime and Messages on their own, it helps to understand how these services work together. To start, there’s Messages—the OS X and iOS hub for instant messaging platforms, iMessages, and SMS-based text messages. Within Messages, you’ll also find your iMessage conversations, the text-like messages that replace standard SMS texts when you’re messaging between Apple devices. Finally, there’s FaceTime, an OS X and iOS app that handles real-time video chatting. (FaceTime replaced iChat on the Mac a few years ago.)

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03:55
Filmmakers hack drone to carry 1,000 fps 4K camera

There are 4K cameras and drones, and then there's the Phantom Flex4K and the Aerigon drone --products that top the bad-assery charts in both categories. Drone cinematography outfit Brain Farm decided to pair them up, resulting in a video exactly as i...

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03:44
iPad turns 5: What Apple's tablet has meant to...

The iPad was rumored long before it was announced—luckily the one about it costing $1,000 wasn’t true—but even after Steve Jobs walked us through its apps and features, we still didn’t get it, not exactly. People said it was just a big iPod touch. Those people were wrong.

Once the first iPad shipped April 3, 2010, it quickly became clear: the iPad is a game-changer. It wasn’t the first tablet, but it was the first one that really mattered to the world, and the rest of the industry has been trying to catch up ever since—for five years and counting.

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03:03
Snapchat transparency report shows cops don't...

Snapchat's spent the better part of the last year doing its best to dispel the notion that it's just an insecure way of letting people see your genitals. It's already started to refashion itself as a media platform and a money wire service, but now t...

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01:00
Office 365 news roundup

We are now living in a mobile world where devices outnumber people. To be productive when you’re on the go, you need access to the data and applications that allow you to be effective while untethered from your workspace or home. At Microsoft, with our mobile-first, cloud-first strategy, we strive to provide our customers with the services, applications and data that roam wherever they do.

Microsoft recently announced that the core editing and viewing capabilities of Office 365 will now be free on any for device with a screen size of 10.1 inches or less, ensuring a quality mobile experience for anyone who wants the power of Office literally at their fingertips. In addition, Microsoft...

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Thursday April 2

22:14
No One Seems to Know who Won Apple's iPhone...

On Mar 26, we posted a report titled "TSMC Reportedly Wins the Bulk of Apple's iPhone Chip Business in 2015 including the new iPhone 6C." Earlier that month we posted another report titled "Daiwa Securities: TSMC has Won Most of Apple's A9 Business for 2015." Today, the latest rumor de jour ...

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20:04
Apple Watch uses Force Touch to change animated...

Week four of Christy Turlington Burns' Apple Watch diary finds the supermodel in California, where she reveals a few more tidbits about the device's user interface and how it keeps her motivated.

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19:17
Bloomberg: Samsung to produce Apple’s A9 chip for...

Bloomberg reports that Samsung has signed on to provide A9 chips to Apple for the next-generation iPhone. Apple moved to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) in 2013 for its processors, looking to reduce its reliance on Samsung, who is a major competitor in the smartphone space and a legal foe. With that said, it was reported last September that Samsung was still supplying 40 percent of the A8 chips found in the iPhone 6 despite Apple’s attempt to part ways.

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18:38
Samsung Confirmed to Produce A9 Chips for Apple...

Samsung will provide Apple with A9 chips for its next-generation iPhone and other devices, reports Bloomberg, confirming a previous report in early February. Over the past couple of months there had been confusion and conflicting reports as to whether Samsung, Apple's longtime supplier and rival, or Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) would produce the chips.

Samsung will start making Apple A9 processor chips at its Giheung plant in South Korea, the people said, asking not to be identified because the contract hasn’t been discussed publicly. Additional orders will go to Samsung’s...

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18:17
Samsung reportedly wins contract to supply 'A9...

A report on Thursday once again affirms rumors that Apple is contracting Samsung to manufacture A-series processors expected for inclusion in next-generation iPhone handsets.

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17:00
Today in the App Store -- Waze, A Day In The Woods...

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 The Minims - A New Beginning, the new A Day In The Woods game and an update to Waze . All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can.

iOS Apps Now Free

Quiet, Please! [Now free, down from $0.99] After an annoying day at school, you just want some peace and quiet. But everything at home is so noisy!

Snap Save - save your photos and videos for snapchat free [Now free, down from $2.99] Save your snaps without the other person knowing!

Path Input: Better...

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16:00
The Week in iPhone Cases: A Qi wireless-charging...

From deep-sea protection to wireless charging

This week’s roundup of new iPhone cases includes a waterproof case from Livelloo, a folio with built-in storage from Urban Armor Gear, and extra battery power from Unu.

Livelloo

Planning a summer diving or snorkeling trip? You’ll need your iPhone to take pics, but make sure you pick out a good waterproof case first. The Mermaid 5 (iPhone 5/5s; $80) is guaranteed by the manufacturer to be waterproof up to 80 feet while still giving you full access to all of the iPhone’s camera functions.

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15:22
Drexel University intros an iPad Vending Machine for...

Last year we read about Drexel University's vending machine for MacBooks project and they've now followed up with a new iPad vending machine for students.

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15:05
CleanMyMac 2.3.5 - Delete files that waste your disk...

CleanMyMac makes space for the things you love. Sporting a range of ingenious new features, CleanMyMac 2 lets you safely and intelligently scan and clean your entire system, delete large, unused files, reduce the size of your iPhoto library, uninstall unneeded apps or fix the ones that started to work improperly, manage all your extensions from one place and do much more - all from one newly designed and beautifully simple interface.



Version 2.3.5:

  • Added support of iPhoto 9.6.1.
  • CleanMyMac Safety Database updated to version 1.25.



OS X 10.7 or later

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15:00
AWT News Update: April 2, 2015

New apps, software updates, vending machines and fast Internet are all in the news today on the AWT News Update:

  • Adobe releases a new app - Adobe Slate - for iPad
  • Microsoft Outlook for iOS received an update providing some features that should make corporate users of the app happy
  • Drexel University creates a vending machine for lending iPads to students and local residents
  • Comcast announces that it will begin rolling out 2 Gbps broadband to homes in the Atlanta area next month

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14:47
Drexel University installs iPad rental vending...

Philadelphians living near Drexel University can now rent one of a dozen iPads thanks to a new vending machine installed at the school's Dana and David Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships.

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14:30
Ultrabook Plus: The 2015 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro...


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The 2015 MacBook Air is a bit out-of-step with the times, but the 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro doesn't have that problem yet. Its design is just a couple of years old, and it still makes a strong case for itself next to the MacBook Air and the MacBook Air-alikes that dominate the market for high-end 13-inch laptops.

We've already compared the Air and the Pro head-to-head, but today we're taking some time to talk about the Pro by itself. The design is the same as last year's, and it picks up only a handful of truly new features—Thunderbolt 2 and improved 4K support are probably the biggest ones. Between the performance improvements...

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14:26
Discrimination double standard

Liz Gannes:

A who’s who of leaders from companies such as Yelp, Square, Twitter, Lyft, Airbnb, eBay, PayPal and others signed their names to a petition today urging legislatures to forbid discrimination or denial of services to anyone, saying, “Discrimination is bad for business.” Petition leader Max Levchin, a PayPal co-founder and currently CEO of finance startup Affirm, told Re/code: “I am asking all CEOs to evaluate their relationships and investments in states that do not specifically protect LGBT people from discrimination.”

That’s great and even admirable, except that here on the home front, Silicon Valley has its own very obvious discrimination problems. Gender is a big one. Race is another.

Good read.

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14:11
Microsoft debuts Office Lens for iPhone, OmniFocus 2...

Microsoft on Thursday released a new scanning app for the iPhone, Office Lens, while Omni Group's OmniFocus 2 has become a universal title on iOS, eliminating the need for separate iPhone and iPad downloads of the professional task manager.

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14:10
Drexel University installs iPad vending machine to...

Drexel University and the Free Library of Philadelphia are introducing what might be one of the first vending machines that lends out iPads to both students and local residents. The self-serve kiosk is located at the university and holds a dozen iPads that students and locals can checkout using their Free Library of Philadelphia card or Drexel student ID:

Residents of Philadelphia’s Mantua and Powelton Village neighborhoods bordering Drexel’s campus will be able to use their Free Library of Philadelphia card to sign out an iPad...

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13:40
Samsung Galaxy S6: If Looks Could Kill


Samsung's upcoming pair of flagship smartphones are distinguished by their form factors. The Galaxy S6 edge is almost identical to the $650 Galaxy S6, but, for an additional $100, users get a display that spills over its sides, allowing notifications to appear along its marquee-like edges, without rousing the handset's display in full. Reviews of the S6 and S6 edge have been warm all around, holding true to a trend that's been going on for several Galaxy releases.

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13:23
4 handy options for adding storage to your iPhone or...

Part of breaking free from using a dedicated computer is figuring out a storage solution. Apple’s made it a tad easier by doubling the second and third tier storage levels of recent iOS devices to 64GB and 128GB respectively. That’s better than the paltry 16GB entry-level models, but when you look at using an iPad as your only computer, even 128GB might not be enough.

Luckily, there are accessories and storage solutions for iOS devices that make increasing storage easy and inexpensive. I took a look at a few different options, mixing wireless storage with devices that connect to Apple’s Lightning port.

Having never used a portable storage solution in any capacity, I wasn’t sure what to expect. But at the end of it all, I was pleasantly surprised.

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13:14
Apple ranks 8th on list of companies with most...

Apple last year placed eighth in a list of companies granted the most mobile patents, above most of the industry but below some of its chief rivals, a new market report revealed on Thursday.

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12:57
Sorry, Tidal: Why I'm waiting for Apple to...

The new generation of music fans buys an album once or twice a year, usually from artists who withheld their latest releases from Spotify (Beyoncé, I’m looking at you). They have no use for a giant library of songs, preferring to build varied playlists and move on to the next big thing when it strikes. I am one of these people. 

Artists finally understand this new breed of listener, which is why they’re joining forces to promote new(ish) streaming service Tidal. Hip-hop icon Jay Z acquired Tidal’s parent company, Aspiro, for $56.2 million last month and relaunched the streaming service in the States on Monday with a little help from wife Beyoncé and pals like Rihanna, Madonna, Coldplay, and Deadmau5. Jay’s pitch to artists is simple: You’ll get more money from Tidal streams than Spotify ones.

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12:53
External Link: Comcast Introducing 2 Gbps Internet...

Feeling the pressure from Google Fiber and others, Comcast has announced that it will be rolling out a new 2 Gbps fiber-optic Internet service in Atlanta next month. Comcast said that it plans to expand the service as quickly as possible, covering 18 million American homes by the end of 2015. The company is also planning a 1 Gbps service for 2016, which it said should be available to almost every customer.

 

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12:30
Throwback Thursday: "High capacity storage...

Ahhh, those were the days. If your wallet was full of cash or you had a decent amount of available credit on your credit card, you could pick up one of these babies -- a "ten plus megabyte" Macbottom hard drive for your Mac 128K or 512K. All you had to do is call 1-800-MACBUTT (I am not making this up) to order one.

CLICK TO EXPAND PICTURE. FROM OCTOBER 1985 ISSUE OF MACUSER MAGAZINE

Not only did this device offer tons of storage, but it was faster than a floppy drive. You either plugged it into your printer or modem port, and it would load your favorite business apps in minutes! Macbottom sat right under your Mac, foreseeing today's products like the NewerTechnology miniStack Max that sits under a Mac mini. And it only weighed "less than five pounds"!

While I wasn't able to find a price tag for one of these drives anywhere in the October 1985 MacUser that this ad came from (it was...

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12:19
Review: Incipio’s offGRID Shine expands iPhone 6...

Apple’s lack of interest in releasing official iPhone 6 docks has created an opportunity for third-party product developers, notably including HiRise maker Twelve South and battery case maker Mophie, which is rolling out iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus versions of its Juice Pack Dock. Incipio has decided to join the pack with its own options: the offGRID Dock ($40) and several new offGRID battery cases, starting with...

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12:00
More background on building collaboration into Sway

We’re excited to announce today that Sway is now collaborative and lets you create and edit together with others. Check out this blog post for more detail.

One of the great things about working at Microsoft is that you can build on the work of other teams. Several members of the Sway team formerly worked on Word and OneNote. We’re able to learn from that experience as well as build on some shared pieces of technology in Office. We’ve built the core collaboration infrastructure for Sway based on the co-authoring technology pioneered in OneNote several years ago, which has been lighting up across Office over the last number of years. Building on our shared technology helps us not only get these features into your hands sooner, but also addresses the really hard challenges. For example, while it is not uncommon for online editing tools to support co-...

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12:00
Sway is now collaborative—create and edit together...

When we announced Sway, we knew that people would want to work on standout class projects, eye-catching business reports, engaging vacation recaps, or more, together—it’s the way things are done now, right? But Sway up until now has been a tool for individual authors to create polished content in a new and interactive way to share with their audiences. However, we know you’ve asked for shared editing in Sway in our feedback channels (such as UserVoice), and that Office has delivered real-time editing and collaboration features for years, allowing people to work together to share their collective ideas. On top of that, we can’t tell you how many times that we on the Sway team have said to each other, “I wish I could work on this Sway with you!” So now we’re rolling out co-authoring in Sway!

Whatever you want to make, it’s easy to create and edit Sways with other people. Simply share an edit link with anyone...

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12:00
Twitterrific 5.10 for iPhone adds muting, muffling,...

The workers at the Iconfactory have released Twitterrific 5.10 for iPhone (free with in-app purchases) with some very nice new features, including drafts, muffle and mute. 

Drafts

I'm liking drafts a whole lot. To send a tweet to your drafts library, simply tap "close" after composing it, and then hit "Save Draft." When you're ready to publish, tap the paper icon at the bottom of the compose window to flip it over and reveal your list of drafts. From here you've got two options. 

The Copy Drafts button will puts the saved tweet into the current compose field and copies it to the clipboard. The other button moves the draft to the compose field, deleting it from your drafts queue. Note that the former method keeps your draft in the queue while the latter deletes it. If there's a message that you'll re-use...

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11:59
Apple pushes sixth OS X 10.10.3 beta to developers...

As Apple continues to refine the next update to its desktop operating system, the company seeded a sixth pre-release version of OS X 10.10.3 to developers and members of the OS X public beta program on Thursday.

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11:34
Microsoft Introduces "Office Lens" Scanner...

Microsoft introduced "Office Lens" today for the iPhone. Microsoft's Office Lens trims, enhances, and makes pictures of whiteboards and documents readable. Office Lens can convert images to editable Word, PowerPoint, and PDF files.

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11:19
Apple releases OS X 10.10.3 build 14D130a for public...

Three days after the last release, Apple has seeded an updated build of the OS X 10.10.3 software update for Mac. The new build ranks in at 14D130a, just a few steps above the 14D127 build released at the start of the week, for both developers and public beta testers. The update measures in at 1.52GB and highlights stability and security improvements.

The new version of OS X Yosemite includes the all-new Photos for Mac app, new and diverse emoji characters, improved login for Google accounts, and...

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11:14
Apple Seeds Seventh OS X 10.10.3 Yosemite Beta to...

Apple today seeded the seventh beta of OS X Yosemite to developers, three days after seeding the sixth OS X Yosemite beta and two months after releasing the first OS X 10.10.3 beta.

The new beta, build 14D130a, is available for registered developers through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store and through the Mac Developer Center.

In today's beta notes, Apple has added Safari and Mail as focus areas for testing, in addition to previous testing areas that include Wi-Fi captive networks, screen sharing, and Arabic/Hebrew system languages. The known issues section lists just one remaining issue with missing thumbnails when using Time Machine to restore a Photos library upgraded from Aperture.

OS X 10.10.3 includes several new features, like the Photos for OS X app. Designed to integrate...

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11:09
Envisioning Apple’s next-gen Watch: new materials,...

Will the first generation Apple Watch become collectible? Or will your shiny new Apple Watch go the way of old iPhones and iPads in a year or two when the upgrade to a newer, likely more feature-filled model proves too hard to resist?

If Apple follows the release cycles of its other products, the Apple Watch could see at least a minor refresh every year and perhaps even a larger overhaul every other year, much like we see with Apple’s iPhones and iPads.

What might Apple’s second and third-generation Apple Watch collections look like? And what will that mean for owners of the current collection?

With a lot of help from our friend Antonio De Rosa of...

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11:09
How to use the Software Update service in OS X...

The Software Update service included with OS X Server lets you host Apple Software Updates on your own server.

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11:01
PopSockets available for iPhones, iPads

The backside of your iPhone and iPad is prime real estate. PopSockets (http://www.popsockets.com/) are designed to help you make the most of it.

They expand to two levels, tilt in all directions, and collapse tight against the back of your device to fit in your pocket. You can use them for texting and photo grips, headset management, multi-directional stands, and hip clips.

PopSockets can be customized in a variety of designs. A pair of PopSockets starts at US$15, and additional items, such as the Custom iPhone 5/5S Case, is available, as well.

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11:01
External Link: Lisa Jackson on Apple and Renewable...

Lisa Jackson, former head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and current Apple VP of Environmental Initiatives sat down with the Wall Street Journal to discuss Apple’s commitment to renewable energy. While Apple is working to make all of its U.S. interests run on renewable power, there’s much to be done overseas, where most of Apple’s products are manufactured.

 

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10:58
First look: Office Lens scans documents and...

For a world going paperless, there’s still an awful lot of paper around. And when you’re in a meeting with a group of people, scribbling ideas and diagrams on a whiteboard is still more efficient than trying to collaborate on one computer.

But when it’s time to actually do work with all that paper and all those whiteboard images, Microsoft has a new way to get them into your computer and ready to edit in the Office apps you use every day. It’s called Office Lens, and it launched Thursday for the iPhone.

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10:50
Arturia launches soft synth classics collection

Arturia has released V Collection Classics, which rounds up five of its Analog Classics soft synth emulations of five analogue synthesizers from five bands.

Think ARP 2600 (1970-81), MinimoogTM (1970-81), Synthesizer Expander Module (1974-79), Jupiter-8 (1981-84), and Prophet-5 (1978-82). V Collection Classics is available to purchase as a boxed version for US$229 from any authorized Arturia dealer or online as a boxed version or download directly from Arturia at http://tinyurl.com/mlycubl .

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10:46
European Regulators Sticking their Nose into Apple...

Sticking their nose in Apple's business is becoming an annual affair with European Regulators of one kind or another. Last year they warned Apple that they had to adopt the charging standard for mobile devices that was adopted by Android because, well, they felt like it. Now, one year later, and they're at it again.

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10:30
Twitter's Periscope tackles interface and bug...

Twitter today released its first update to Periscope, solving a variety of early glitches and interface issues, while Google upgraded its Waze navigation app to be faster and offer several new features, such as a traffic bar.

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10:30
Hands-on: Adobe Slate takes another stab at “visual...

Adobe just launched a new iPad app that aims to make anyone feel like a magazine editor.

It’s called Adobe Slate, and it offers a way to mash up words and pictures into slick-looking stories for the web. Slate automates things like animations and transitions, and purposely limits control over fonts and formatting, so that anyone can make a good-looking story with no design know-how.

The end-result is a webpage, hosted by Adobe, that automatically formats itself to fit any screen size. (Here’s an example.) Slate is available now as a free app for the iPad.

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10:00
Update to popular Scanbot app adds two powerful...

With as many apps as I have on my iPhone 6 Plus, I usually put them all in nicely arranged folders. There's an exception, though -- Scanbot (free with in-app purchases) always remains on my Home screen because I use it constantly. It was just a year ago that the app was launched, and the developers announced that over 1.75 million people have now downloaded Scanbot. Today the app received an update to version 3.7, and the developers added some extremely powerful integrations to the mix as well.

The free Scanbot Standard app added integrations to Slack and Wunderlist. That first integration will be extremely useful to those of us here at Apple World Today, as we use Slack as our team collaboration app. The update allows scans to be uploaded to conversations and...

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09:21
Rumor: Apple asking TV networks to pick up...

Apple may be asking other parties to pick up the tab when it comes to handling the costs and responsibilities of its proposed streaming video service.

Apple, in turn, will provide the content.

Industry executives have indicated that Apple has asked the TV networks to take on both the cost and responsibility of running Apple’s proposed streaming services which Apple would like to launch next fall.

This isn’t entirely new, as many networks and services work with content delivery networks and other providers for such tasks.

Streaming costs aren’t known to be prohibitively expensive, which is what’s...

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09:16
9to5Toys Last Call: 11″ MacBook Air (early 2014) $...

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

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

  • Mac/iOS App Store promo...
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09:10
Wired chronicles the history and development of the...

Ahead of the Apple Watch debut later this month, Wired's David Pierce interviewed Apple's Kevin Lynch, who left Adobe in 2013 and joined the Cupertino company. The long-form article doesn't focus on Lynch exclusively; rather it chronices the history and development of the Apple Watch.

In his conversation, Lynch reveals that Apple developed the Watch to solve a problem it created with the iPhone -- too much time interacting with a phone and not enough undistracted time with other people.

“We’re so connected, kind of ever-presently, with technology now,” Lynch says. “People are carrying their phones with them and looking at the screen so much.” They’ve glared down their noses at those who bury themselves in their phones at the dinner table and then absentmindedly thrust hands into their own pockets at every ding or buzz. “People want that level of engagement,” Lynch says. “But how do we provide it in a way...

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09:02
Apple's iPhone grows to 27.6% of Chinese...

The iPhone's share of the Chinese smartphone market rose to a new all-time high of 27.6 percent in a three-month period ending in February, driven primarily by sales of the iPhone 6, according to industry research data published on Thursday.

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09:00
Office 365 Developer Podcast: Episode 040 on Xamarin...

In this episode, Jeremy Thake introduces the show with Richard diZerega and Frank Marasco. The main interview this week is with James Montemagno from Xamarin.

http://officeblogspodcastswest.blob.core.windows.net/podcasts/EP40.mp3

Download the podcast.

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09:00
Microsoft brings its OneNote scanner to the iPhone...



Microsoft is bringing its OneNote scanner app called Office Lens to the iPhone after first launching on Windows Phone a year ago. Office Lens is similar to other on-the-go scanner apps letting you use your iPhone camera to capture information from receipts, documents, and other information around you. Office Lens is different, however, because it’s connected directly with OneNote, Microsoft’s cloud-syncing notebook service.

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09:00
OneNote—a collective ripple

The OneNote team can proudly say that the power of the collective has resonated throughout the country.

Shortly after our first event that honored University of Central Florida engineering student Albert Manero, The Collective Project and Robert Downey Jr. collaborated to surprise Alex—a child in need of a bionic arm—with his own Iron Man arm. We were all blown away by the power that story had as it circulated the Internet immediately after Robert Downey Jr. released the video on March 12th. The touching video brought tears to viewers everywhere, and thanks to the generous people involved, we all discovered the stunning impact that one action has when people selflessly come together to create something for the greater good.

After making a huge splash, it was time to give a new group of...

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09:00
BeyondCore’s new apps for Office helps find insights...

Imagine an analyst who can quickly analyze and present data to help you see if you are meeting your business objectives such as increase profits, reduce costs or decrease patient length of stay. The analyst then repeatedly queries your data to select the best ten or so graphs that you should see based on your business objective. Your analyst conducts multiple statistical tests to rule out graphs that could mislead you because the visual pattern is driven by outliers. Finally the output is a Word or PowerPoint report that walks you through each graph and explains how to accurately interpret each. And your analyst can do all this work in seconds; all you need is to know how to use Microsoft Office. Sounds like a fantasy? Well the Excel team is helping BeyondCore, a recognized leader in Smart Pattern Discovery, to bring this to reality right inside of Excel and the rest of the Office apps.

The U.S. faces a shortage of 140,000 to 190,000...

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09:00
Office Lens comes to iPhone and Android

Just over a year ago, we introduced Office Lens for Windows Phone—and over that time the app has become one of the most popular free apps on Windows Phone, with an average rating of 4.6 stars (out of 5) from more than 18,500 reviews.

Today, we’re releasing Office Lens for iPhone and Android phones.

Office Lens is a handy capture app that turns your smartphone into a pocket scanner and it works with OneNote so you’ll never lose a thing. Use it to take pictures of receipts, business cards, menus, whiteboards or sticky notes—then let Office Lens crop, enhance and save to OneNote. Just like that—all the scanned images you capture from Office Lens are accessible on all your devices.

Office Lens for iPhone is available for free at the Apple App Store. Here’s a quick look at some of the more...

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09:00
Next on Modern Workplace—globalization of the...

With 34.5 million workers employed worldwide by U.S. multinational companies, today’s workplace is truly borderless. Organizations are competing for top talent on a global scale and employees need to collaborate effectively across multiple cultures, languages and time zones.

Register now to watch Modern Workplace live on April 7th, and hear directly from two global leadership experts about how to span geographical and cultural boundaries to create a culture of collaboration that makes your business more efficient and agile—no matter where employees are located. We’ll also look at how Office 365 tools can be used to bring teams together, drive innovation and improve efficiency across the global enterprise.

Globalization of the workforce

April 7th | 8:00 a.m. PDT / 3:00 p.m. GMT

Special guests...

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08:52
KGI: 4 inch iPhone ‘unlikely’ for 2015, Force Touch...

In a new report from KGI’s Ming-Chi Kuo, the analyst claims that a new four inch iPhone is unlikely for 2015. This contradicts some recent reports and supposed 4-inch ‘6C’ case leaks, but KGI is generally more reliable than other analysts. We would still be wary of any such predictions however, given that mass production of iPhone models will not be started for a few months giving plenty of time for Apple to change plans.

KGI also notes that whilst the next-generation 4.7 and 5.5 inch iPhones will feature pressure-sensitive Force Touch technology, it will work differently to what customers will see in the Apple Watch, new MacBook and updated 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro...

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08:49
Apple Reveals Inventive Next-Gen Stackable MagSafe...

Earlier today we posted a patent report about a new connector titled "Apple Invents Inductive Charging Interfaces for Mobile Devices." The new connector used magnetic retention like MagSafe. In a second major patent relating to next-generation MagSafe connectors, Apple introduces us to stackable MagSafe connectors ...

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08:48
Wireless carrier support and features for iPhone in...

Choose your region to learn about the wireless carriers in your country.

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08:40
Rumor: Apple to bring Force Touch components, other...

Apple may be bringing its Force Touch technology to the next generation of iPhones along with other changes.

A recent source has indicated that Apple partner TPK could be the sole supplier of force sensing components for the iPhone 6S Plus and Apple Watch. If true, it’s estimated that the parts could increase the cost of the 6s Plus by US$13 to US$14, compared to the US$4 to US$5 it is believed to cost for each Apple Watch.

Such a move would follow Apple’s current practice of integrating more advanced technology in the larger iPhone. The iPhone 6 Plus boasts an optically-stabilized camera, an option that the smaller iPhone 6...

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08:37
Skype iOS app adding language support for Vietnamese...

Skype is about to add support for 12 new languages to its iOS app in an update arriving over the next week.

The new languages include Croatian, Slovak, Catalan, Vietnamese, Thai, Hindi, Greek, Hungarian, Indonesian, Malay, Turkish, and Estonian.

The update follows version 5.11 released last month with language support for Czech, Romanian and Ukrainian.

The new Skype app, version 5.12, will be available on the App Store sometime in the coming week.

Skype’s Qik iPhone app is also receiving an update today:

We created 8 new...

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08:24
iPhone's Force Touch Tech May Track Contact...

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has a respectable track record at reporting on Apple's upcoming plans, issued a note to investors on Thursday that claims the next-generation iPhone will have a FPC-made capacitive Force Touch sensor under the backlight, laminated with metal shielding. Kuo adds that the change may be significant enough for Apple to call its next iPhone the "iPhone 7" instead of the so-called "iPhone 6s."

The analyst claims that the hardware design of Force Touch will be different than the technology used in the Apple Watch and 12-inch Retina MacBook. Instead of directly detecting the pressure applied by fingers, the new improved Force Touch hardware will monitor the contact area where a finger presses to determine how much pressure is being applied. The sensor will use capacitive technology and thin FPC material to save space."We believe that iPhone’s Force Touch sensor doesn’t directly detect the pressure applied by fingers. Instead, it monitors...

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08:15
Apple modeling Apple Watch try-on/appointment...

The scheduling and appointment-based changes that seem to be effective for the Genius Bar will apparently be used for Apple Watch try-ons and appointments.

Recently, sources have indicated that Apple will be focusing on appointments to try on and view the Apple Watch upon its release later this month. These changes, which are similar to those that have been implemented at the Genius Bar (wherein the Genius Bar will handle walk-in appointments by taking a customer’s cell phone number, encouraging them to walk around and then texting updates as to their waiting times), will also be used for Apple Watch customers.

Interestingly, Apple Watch...

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07:53
Force Touch for iPhone expected to bring about most...

Apple may name this year's iPhone upgrade the "iPhone 7," instead of the "iPhone 6s," because the addition of Force Touch input will represent such a significant change to the user interface, according to one well-connected insider.

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07:47
Even the Apple Watch was searching for a problem to...

When Apple started dreaming up a smartwatch in 2011, it didn’t know exactly why people would need such a thing.

The actual problem that the Apple Watch will try to solve—saving us from staring at our phones all the time—was determined later in the development process, according to an exclusive Wired story that interviews key Apple personnel.

The story points out that Jony Ive, Apple’s senior vice president of design, first thought about a watch in October 2011, after Steve Jobs died. He then took the idea to Alan Dye, head of Apple’s human interface group, along with others in the company’s design studio, which at the time was designing iOS 7.

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07:45
Review: Buying a contract free, certified used Apple...

Apple and most third-party vendors charge a hefty sum for a new, out-of-the-box iPhone, especially an unlocked model, but there is an alternative in the form of resale services such as Gazelle, which AppleInsider recently put to the test by ordering an iPhone 6.

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07:41
Resolve USB-related alerts in iTunes

If there's an issue with the USB connection to your device, you might see an alert message like "iPhone has timed out" or "error 9" or your device might unexpectedly disconnect when syncing.

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07:30
TrueCrypt cryptographic audit turns up little to fear

Most desktop cryptography relies on software created and maintained by corporations, often (not always) based on open standards, but requiring a level of trust in that firm’s ability to resist government efforts to weaken it as well as believing they can validate and audit their own code well enough to find and then repair serious flaws.

Open-source projects, whether in the world of free software or other license structures, supposedly had the advantage that anyone could examine the code for flaws or injections.

That’s turned out not to be the case, but things are getting better.

Truly cryptic

TrueCrypt is open-source virtual and full-disk encryption software that remains the only viable multiplatform option one could recommend that wasn’t tied to a company. The independent project was developed by anonymous programmers for a decade; they still aren’t identified. It works in Windows XP and later,...

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07:26
What to do after you change your Apple ID email...

After you change your Apple ID email address or password, you might need to update your sign-in information with any Apple services that you're using.

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07:23
Rumor: Apple may limit Force Touch to the next-gen...

If Apple's pressure-sensing Force Touch technology does make its way to the next generation of iPhones, a new report from Taiwan suggests that it may be exclusive to the so-called "iPhone 6s Plus."

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07:20
FotoMagico 4.5.5 - Powerful slideshow creator with...

FotoMagico lets you create professional slideshows from your photos and music with just a few, simple mouse clicks. It sports a very clean and intuitive yet powerful user interface. High image quality, fast performance, and user flexibility were some of the design goals for this application.

Create the most spectacular slideshows:

  • Scale, move, rotate, zoom or pan around your images to highlight that part that matters the most.
  • Your slides fit together perfectly with the new, gorgeous transitions.
  • Provide more meaning with subtle titles here and there.

Perform a breathtaking show:

  • Your slideshow uses the best possible resolution of your presentation device.
  • Use large displays, HDTV screens and other high resolution devices.
  • Even on a VGA projector, your photos will look better with FotoMagico.

Your audience will want to take it home:

  • Burn DVDs of your...

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07:09
Microsoft updates Outlook for iOS with new address...

The busy iOS developers at Microsoft have released an update to Outlook that features a new address book and improvements to calendar. 

First off, the People section now displays all contacts, not just the top few. Those who use Office 365 or Exchange Server at work can now search the global address list from the app. 

Meanwhile, the calendar now offers a three-day view in landscape mode and an improved day picker. Additionally, you can now easily remove cancelled appointments. 

Go and grab it and enjoy the newness now.

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07:04
Adobe announces storytelling app for the iPad

Adobe has launched Slate, a new free iPad app that lets you turn words and images into a story that can be published as laid-out Web content, in minutes.

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07:00
Review: Griffin’s iTrip Bluetooth adds wireless...

Twelve years have passed since Griffin released its first iTrip, a breakthrough FM transmitter that enabled iPods to send music wirelessly to car and home stereos. The original model, a glossy white housing that sat atop early iPods like a tube of Chapstick, effectively defined iPod accessories for an entire generation of early adopters. And it was fun, too: using an radio antenna and brilliant software, iTrip could flood an empty FM radio channel with iPod music, acting like a pocket-sized pirate radio station.

Everything changed when the FCC cracked down on FM transmitters, forcing reductions in broadcasting power that made iTrips (and numerous competitors) sound staticky, reducing their appeal. Around the same time, Apple and car companies transitioned to better-...

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06:54
Force Touch Could Be Exclusive to 'iPhone 6s...

Apple's pressure-sensing Force Touch technology could be exclusive to the so-called "iPhone 6s Plus," according to Taiwan's Economic Daily News (via GforGames). The report, which claims Taiwanese manufacturer TPK will be responsible for supplying Apple with the Force Touch sensors, makes no mention of the "iPhone 6s," leading to speculation that the technology could be reserved for the larger iPhone 6s Plus.

It has been reported that Apple will include Force Touch technology on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus on at least three occasions since the beginning of this year. TechNews Taiwan reported that the iPhone 6s will gain Force Touch and 2GB of RAM in January, while AppleInsider...

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06:32
LibreOffice 4.4.2.2 - Free, open-source office suite...

LibreOffice is an office suite (word processor, spreadsheet, presentations, drawing tool) compatible with other major office suites. The Document Foundation is coordinating development and maintenance of this OpenOffice.org fork.

Many different language versions are available here.



Version 4.4.2.2:

  • Bug fixes



  • OS X 10.8 or later



Download Now

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06:31
Apple Watch designers detail years of research and...

The Apple Watch underwent many iterations and refinements before its designers felt it would be comfortable to use on the wrist, including over a year of adjustments on the Taptic Engine alone, according to a new profile published on Thursday.

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06:27
Kevin Lynch and Alan Dye Share Behind-the-Scenes...

In a new interview with Wired, Apple vice president of technology Kevin Lynch and head of human interface design Alan Dye shed some light on the intricate origins of the Apple Watch, from its secretive beginnings to its legacy in a post-Steve Jobs Apple.

Leaving a job at Adobe, Lynch walked onto the Apple Watch project blind and found a team of Apple engineers working away with bare-bones prototypes that included everything from vague sketches to the inclusion of an old-school iPod click wheel.

The team created a new typeface, San Francisco, specifically for the Watch
Lynch was immediately tasked with spearheading the group in designing a wrist-worn device that would, as Wired points out, aim to be Apple's fourth major game changer following the iPod, iPhone and iPad.
Apple decided to make a watch and only then set out to discover what it might be good for (besides...

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06:22
Apple camera patent would allow high-resolution...

If you were wondering why Apple has ignored the megapixel race and stuck to a modest 8MP camera in its latest iPhones when almost every other manufacturer is cramming in as many pixels as physically possible, it’s all about image quality. While more pixels allow you to blow up photos to larger sizes, that comes at a cost. Squeezing more pixels into a tiny sensor means more noise, reducing quality, especially in low-light situations like bars and parties.

A clever patent granted today could allow future iPhones to have the best of both worlds, allowing higher-...

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06:11
External Link: Stolen iPhone Turns BuzzFeed Writer...

Matt Stopera’s iPhone was stolen at a bar in New York City. Whatever. A year later, photos from a guy in China start appearing in his iCloud photo stream. OK, that’s weird. Then he writes an article about it on BuzzFeed, and his story goes viral. In China. Now it’s getting stranger by the minute. Finally, he travels to China to meet the guy who ended up with his phone. That’s where it becomes truly insane, but also turns into a lovely tale of friendship across language and cultural barriers. Read it now, or if you’re really busy, you can wait for the movie. Yes, the movie.

 

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06:00
First look: Adobe Slate for iPad is an easy-to-use...

Building on a growing base of mobile creativity app offerings, Adobe on Thursday launched Slate, an iPad-only tool that lets users construct and publish online visually striking presentations, newsletters, reports and more.

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06:00
Adobe Slate lets you publish magazine-like stories...

Adobe is out today with its latest app for content creators on the iPad. The new Adobe Slate app is available for free and joins the similar Voice app Adobe launched last May. Where Adobe Voice focused on using the iPad and later the iPhone for story telling with the spokenword backed by visual elements, the new Adobe Slate app pairs text with fluid and customizable attractive layouts that look great whether you’re a designer or not.

Adobe Slate lets you publish written word around the web with rich design helping to tell your story. A story published by the app is called a Slate.

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05:50
European Commission 'Concerned' About...

European regulators are scrutinizing Apple's discussions with record labels for its much-rumored streaming music service, according to Financial Times. The report claims the European Commission has contacted several labels and digital music companies to request information about their agreements with Apple, although these actions do not guarantee it will launch a formal antitrust investigation.

The report, citing people familiar with the matter, claims that the European Commission is "concerned" that Apple will use its size and influence to persuade the music groups to abandon free, ad-supported services such as Spotify. Apple has nearly 1 billion iTunes users, and the company could face hefty fines and be required to change its business practises if committed of wrongdoing.

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05:45
Apple Invents Water Tight iDevice Buttons

Apple began working on various waterproofing methods for iDevices back in 2010 and in 2013 devised a waterproofing nano coating. In March we posted a report covering Apple's most advanced invention on waterproofing to date titled "Apple Invents a Waterproofing Method for Future iDevices using Hydrophobic Conformal Coatings and Silicon Seals." Today ...

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05:35
External Link: Behind the Scenes of the Apple Watch

David Pierce of Wired offers an exclusive inside look at the development of the Apple Watch. While the watch was Apple SVP of Design Jony Ive’s vision, it was Kevin Lynch, Adobe’s former CTO who publicly battled Steve Jobs over Flash, who made it a product. The concept behind the Apple Watch is an interesting one: the iPhone is ruining your life, and it’s the Apple Watch’s mission to separate you from your phone. Pierce gives us a look at the Apple Watch’s rough beginnings, such as the original velcro strap, and a digital crown dongle created for the iPhone. It took more than a year for the Apple Watch team to perfect its sounds and taps to Jony Ive’s satisfaction.

 

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05:28
European antitrust authorities investigating Apple’s...

Apple’s planned rebranding and relaunch of the Beats streaming music service has not had the easiest of rides. The launch, initially planned for earlier this year, was delayed by the departure of key execs and difficulties integrating Beats and Apple technologies. A planned $5/month price-point had to be abandoned in favor of an attempt at $7.99/month when music labels wouldn’t play ball, and that too now looks increasingly unlikely even though Google Play offered...

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05:10
Apple Watch Featured on Cover of Canadian Fashion...

Apple Watch continues to be marketed around the world leading up to its highly-anticipated launch in April, this time making its Canadian debut in the upcoming May issue of fashion magazine Flare. The publication features actress Hailee Steinfeld wearing an Apple Watch Sport on two separate covers in both silver and space gray, accompanied by an article listing things you can do with your Apple Watch.

In addition to the fashion shoot, the magazine outlines more than a dozen ways the Apple Watch can be used beyond timekeeping, such as for ordering a coffee, boarding a flight, learning a new language, hailing a cab, managing finances, tracking health and fitness, identifying songs, controlling a vehicle, becoming a karaoke star, controlling an Apple TV, unlocking a hotel...

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05:05
EU scrutinizing record labels over potential deals...

With Apple expected to rebrand and relaunch its acquired Beats Music service this summer, the company has already come under the watchful eye of the European Union, which has begun probing the company's plans even before the product is made official.

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05:00
Obama Draws Cyber Line in Sand


President Barack Obama on Wednesday signed an executive order that gives the Secretary of Treasury the authority to impose sanctions on entities found responsible for or complicit in carrying out a cyberattack harmful to U.S. interests. The Secretary of Treasury will have to consult with the Secretary of State and the Attorney General before enacting the powers granted under the order. "Starting today, we're giving notice to those who pose significant threats to our security or economy," said Obama.

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04:45
Like all mobile wallets before it, Apple Pay...

A recent study published by market research company Phoenix Marketing International found that 47 percent of all Apple Pay users shopping in a participating store were not able to use Apple Pay to complete a transaction at least once.

The finding reflects one of the biggest stumbling blocks that Apple Pay and its competitors face in trying to get people to adopt mobile payments—the fact that no payment platform can control the experience a customer has when they walk into a brick-and-mortar store.

Phoenix surveyed 3,000 people about their smartphone shopping habits. 523 of those were iPhone 6 users (currently the only model on which Apple Pay works), 350 were Apple Pay adopters (linking a card to the service), and 302 had made a purchase at least once in the four months since Apple Pay was introduced in late October.

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04:38
Kool Tools: Tune-Instructor for Mac OS X

Tibor Andre's Tune-Instructor for Mac OS X has been revved to version 3.5, which provides 25 workflow options for organizing iTunes files, plus playback controls.

With the software, users can organize their song libraries, lyrics, artwork, files, and folders however they wish. The menu bar controller launches an optional Track Info window, which can display song information and scrolling lyrics. Hovering over the menu bar expands the interactive info window and disappears when you move the mouse.

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04:33
Apple Watch graces cover of Canada's '...

Academy Award nominated actress Hailee Steinfeld wears an Apple Watch Sport on the latest cover of popular Canadian fashion magazine Flare, in the latest cover story for Apple's soon-to-launch wearable.

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04:33
Mobile, casual gaming fuels gaming content markets

Overall, ABI Research (www.abiresearch.com) expects the video game market to pass US$80 billion in 2020, growing from under $70 billion in 2014.

Mobile gaming is behind nearly all of this projected growth, with the traditional PC and console segments seeing 1 to 2% annual growth. Triple-A titles have the potential to dramatically change a developer/publisher’s financials, but gaming’s long tail is equally important to the continued growth of the industry.

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04:24
Apple Invents Inductive Charging Interfaces for...

On April 02, 2015, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals new inductive charging interfaces with magnetic retention for electronic devices and accessories. To date, Apple has filed a for a patent regarding "Wireless charging via Near Field Magnetic Resonance," while implementing USB Type-C ...

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03:58
Informationen zum Sicherheitsinhalt des iOS 5-...

Dieses Dokument beschreibt den Sicherheitsinhalt des iOS 5-Softwareupdates.

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03:58
iPhone: Erkennen der nur für China bestimmten...

Die mit dem iPhone 4s (und neuer) in der Volksrepublik China mitgelieferten Ohrhörer unterscheiden sich (aufgrund der behördlichen Bestimmungen) von denen, die in anderen Teilen der Welt ausgeliefert werden. Dieser Artikel zeigt Ihnen, wie Sie diese Kopfhörer erkennen können, und erörtert, mit welchen Produkten diese kompatibel sind.

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03:58
Informationen zum Sicherheitsinhalt des iOS 4.3.2-...

In diesem Dokument wird der Sicherheitsinhalt des iOS 4.3.2-Softwareupdates beschrieben.

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03:58
iOS 5: Grundlagen zu den Ortungsdiensten

In diesem Artikel erhalten Sie einen Überblick über die verschiedenen Ortungsdienste, die auf einem Gerät mit iOS 5 (iPhone, iPad und iPod touch) zur Bestimmung Ihrer Position verwendet werden können. 

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03:58
Informationen zum Sicherheitsinhalt von iOS 4.3

In diesem Dokument wird der Sicherheitsinhalt von iOS 4.3 beschrieben.

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