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Saturday March 14

07:32
OsiriX 6.5 - 3D medical image processing software...

OsiriX is an image processing software dedicated to DICOM images (".dcm" / ".DCM" extension) produced by medical equipment (MRI, CT, PET, PET-CT, ...) and confocal microscopy (LSM and BioRAD-PIC format). It can also read many other file formats: TIFF (8,16, 32 bits), JPEG, PDF, AVI, MPEG and Quicktime. It is fully compliant with the DICOM standard for image comunication and image file formats. OsiriX is able to receive images transferred by DICOM communication protocol from any PACS or medical imaging modality (STORE SCP - Service Class Provider, STORE SCU - Service Class User, and Query/Retrieve).

OsiriX has been specifically designed for navigation and visualization of multimodality and multidimensional images: 2D Viewer, 3D Viewer, 4D Viewer (3D series with temporal dimension, for example: Cardiac-CT) and 5D Viewer (3D series with temporal and functional dimensions, for example: Cardiac-PET-CT). The 3D Viewer offers all modern rendering modes: Multiplanar...

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07:14
∞ The rarest Pi Day of them all

Happy Pi Day. Huzzah! Please do commence with the celebrating and the carousing.

So why is this Pi Day special? Read on.

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07:00
Caturday: Pebbles and the classic MacBook

Pebbles knows a MacBook when he sees one, and they are made of black or white polycarbonate and have LOTS of ports. None of this gold or space gray metal stuff, and one little USB-C port that even a mouse couldn't fit into! 

His human Glenn Wilhm sent us this photo back in the TUAW days, and we apologize to both Pebbles and Glenn for not getting the photo published earlier. As Glenn notes, "Pebbles is enjoying the warmth of my MacBook while checking out webcam images from around the world using PhotoStickies.  He doesn't understand why PhotoStickies is not more well-known and popular.  And he doesn't understand why he hasn't been featured on Caturday yet.  He thinks he's more handsome than most!"

Well, both Glenn and Pebbles are correct, and he's now been featured on Caturday! Have a picture of your cat soaking up the good vibes of an Apple product? Tell us the back story...

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06:00
9to5Mac’s newsletter brings every day’s Apple...

Redesigned for easier reading and a smaller download size, 9to5Mac’s Daily Newsletter is a great way to get a roundup of all of our reporting in your inbox!

There are so many Mac, iPad, iPhone, Apple TV, and Apple Watch stories every day that it’s hard to keep up with everything. Our newsletter arrives every day at around 6PM Eastern Time, and wraps up all of the day’s news in a single convenient place. It’s a perfect way to quickly see what’s going on in the Apple world, even if you’re reading offline.

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05:00
Gadget Ogling: Falling Apples and Magical Pancakes


Apple dropped a few new facts about its Watch at this week's presentation. The hardware is interesting in that Apple is limiting what people can do with their 8 GB of storage. No more than a quarter of that can be filed with music, and photos can take up just 75 MB, which seems somewhat rudimentary. I'm glad to see the battery apparently lasts enough to see out a full day. Still, it's what you actually can do with the smartwatch that matters. The app ecosystem is all-important.

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04:46
Samsung Wins SSD Contract with Apple for new MacBook

Now that Samsung has reportedly sown up 80% of Apple's A9 processor business for the next generation iPhones, news out of Korea late yesterday claims that Samsung Electronics has struck another major chip deal with Apple with an estimated monetary value ...

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Friday March 13

18:52
Apple puts up in-store graphics for Apple Watch, new...

Apple Stores around the world installed new backlit displays Thursday night, showing off the company's latest and greatest products, including the Apple Watch and an all new ultra-thin 12-inch MacBook with Retina display.

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18:15
Fucking Google

Google leaked the complete hidden whois data attached to more than 282,000 domains registered through the company’s Google Apps for Work service, a breach that could bite good and bad guys alike.

Nobody should have as much information about us as Google. Who knows what’s next.

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18:15
John Gruber: Apple Invented USB Type C

During its Spring Forward Apple media event, Apple announced that the new 12-inch MacBook would adopt the new USB standard USB Type C, which is a multifaceted port that can do multiple things like video and charging. In the newest episode of his podcast The Talk Show, John Gruber mentioned that Apple may have invented the new standard.

I have heard, can't say who, but let's call them "informed little birdies", that USB-C is an Apple invention and that they gave it to the standard bodies. And that the politics of such is that they can't really say that. They're not going to come out in public and say it, but they did. It is an Apple invention and they do want it to become a...

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18:00
Daily Deals for March 13, 2015, featuring MacPhun...

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

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

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

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16:55
Recap: All our Apple Watch and MacBook stories in...

This was a big week in the Mac world—Apple finally revealed its full launch plans for the Apple Watch, plus announced a new MacBook, refreshed the MacBook Air and 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro. ResearchKit is already helping medical researchers recruit new patients into their studies. And HBO Now is about to launch, bringing a standalone streaming service of HBO’s entire catalog to Apple devices like the cheaper-than-ever Apple TV.

Whew. Kind of a lot.

Tim Cook does a little recap at the end of every Apple special event, so we’re going to borrow a page from his playbook here. This list contains every story we wrote about this week’s news—perfect for catching up on anything you may have missed. (Have a great weekend!)

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

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16:31
Apple Inc drives CarPlay adoption deep into the auto...

Apple now lists every major carmaker as a "committed partner" for CarPlay, including every company that produces more than a million cars per year with the notable exception of China's state owned, "big four" vehicle producers.

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16:24
Why Apple Won't Adopt a Wireless Charging...

Lucas123 writes As the battle for mobile dominance continues among three wireless charging standards, with many smartphone and wearable makers having already chosen sides, Apple continues to sit on the sideline. While the new Apple Watch uses a tightly coupled magnetic inductive wireless charging technology, it still requires a cable. The only advantage is that no port is required, allowing the watch case to remain sealed and water resistant. The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, however, remain without any form of wireless charging, either tightly coupled inductive or more loosely coupled resonant charging. Over the past few years, Apple has filed patents on its own flavor of wireless charging, a "near field" or resonant technology, but no products have as yet come to market. If and when it does select a technology, it will likely be its own proprietary specification, which ensures accessory makers will have to pay royalties to use it.

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16:18
Apple starts advertising Apple Watch in retail...


Ahead of the launch of Apple Watch next month, Apple has started advertising the product in its retail stores, as pictured in the photos above (via @mikesiOShelp).

This is the first glance at Apple’s upcoming retail push for the device and comes as Apple kicks off a campaign for Apple Watch in fashion magazines, on ...

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16:11
Jay Z enters streaming music fray with purchase of...

Rap icon Jay Z has officially taken control of Swedish Internet firm Aspiro, which markets subscription streaming services WiMP and Tidal, direct competitors of Apple's Beats Music.

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15:37
Transcript of Tim Cook’s surprise Mad Money call

Serenity Caldwell pulls another rabbit out of her hat, listening and typing, sometimes typing and listening. All for our benefit. A great call, thanks for the transcript.

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14:55
Amazon creating Apple Watch app, Stitcher updates to...

Amazon is developing an app for the Apple Watch, AppleInsider has learned, while Stitcher has updated its eponymous podcasting app with better support for the displays on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.

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14:26
External Link: New Chromebook Pixel Challenges 13-...

It’s not aiming at Apple’s tiny new 12-inch MacBook, but Google’s new second-generation Chromebook Pixel boasts specs and prices that compete directly with the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display. The new Chrome OS-based laptop is slightly smaller and lighter than the MacBook Pro yet features a 12.85-inch, 2560-by-1700 Retina-level touchscreen and can also drive an external 4K display. In terms of connectivity, it has two USB-C ports for charging and peripherals, two standard USB ports, and an SD card reader, along with dual-band 802.11ac wireless and Bluetooth 4.0 (no LTE option this time, alas). Its battery lasts up to 12 hours, and it has a 720p video camera. There are two models, one with a 2.2 GHz Intel Core i5, 8 GB of RAM, and 32 GB of flash storage for $999, and another with a 2.4 GHz Intel Core i7, 16 GB of RAM, and 64 GB of storage for $1,299.

 

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14:21
Asus to Sport Powerful New Nvidia GPU


Nvidia on Thursday launched the latest in its GTX 900s series of mobile GPUs -- GTX 960m and 950m -- designed to make a gaming laptop as future-proof as possible. Asus' recently unveiled GX501 is one of the machines that already has incorporated the latest Nvidia tech. The new GPUs include such gaming-enhancing features as BatteryBoost, ShadowPlay and Optimus. BatteryBoost prolongs play time by managing battery consumption; ShadowPlay tracks achievements and captures video; and Optimus optimizes laptops for performance and battery life.

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13:33
External Link: Will the New MacBook Crash to the...

With the new MacBook abandoning MagSafe for the new USB-C standard for charging, many Mac owners are wondering if Apple’s newest notebook will be vulnerable to potentially disastrous cable snags. The answer is yes: the MacBook can be dragged off a desk by its charging cable. Macworld’s Glenn Fleishman provides proof in the form of some impressively detailed Newtonian physics.

 

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13:32
External Link: The Making of the Apple Watch

If you’re intrigued by the design of the Apple Watch, then you’ll want to read this blog post by product designer Greg Koenig. Koenig goes through the Apple Watch manufacturing videos, describing the process, and giving context on materials and techniques.

 

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13:28
External Link: How Apple Is Changing Malls

Traditionally, so-called “anchor stores” have been the main attractions at shopping malls. But as old-fashioned department stores become less relevant, Apple is becoming a major driver of mall traffic. An Apple Store can lift mall sales by 10 percent, and as a result, Apple can get much better deals on rent than similarly sized stores.

 

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13:24
New Survey Results: 69% of Americans will say No to...

A new report this afternoon is claiming that Apple's new smartwatch may be a tough sell, with 69 percent of Americans indicating they are not interested in buying the gadget, according to ...

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13:00
AWT News Update: March 13, 2015

A short update for today, Friday the 13th!

  • MacRumors publishes the result of benchmark tests for the new MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models.
  • A printable PDF is available for sizing the Apple Watch to your wrist
  • A developer shows what the Apple Watch companion app looks like when linked to an actual iWatch

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12:01
Twitter Tries, Tries Again to Reduce Abuse


Twitter this week updated its rules to combat online abuse and revenge porn, in the wake of continuing outrage among netizens. The most significant change is a new statement that users may not post intimate photos or videos that were taken or distributed without the subject's consent. Sounds good, but like last month's update, it's more bark than bite. For one thing, the rule excludes content an individual previously has indicated was made publicly available with permission.

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12:00
Tim Cook calls Jim Cramer

CNBC:

Mad Money host Jim Cramer receives a surprise phone call from Apple CEO Tim Cook, who talks about innovation, Bar San Miguel, the company’s paranoia, and what it’s like to follow Steve Jobs as CEO.

I don’t think it was a “surprise call” at all but a good video to watch nonetheless.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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11:55
Al Gore challenges SXSW to focus online activism on...

AUSTIN—Days after he watched approvingly as Apple CEO Tim Cook took the wraps off a new MacBook and gave more details on Apple Watch, former Vice President Al Gore kicked off South by Southwest Interactive with a somber talk on climate change. How are the two related? Technology, of course.

Years from now, if the world hasn’t been ravaged by fires, floods, and famines, Gore said the next generation will look back at us and ask: “How did you change?”

“Part of the answer may well be that a group of people came to South by Southwest in Austin, Texas in 2015 and helped to make a revolution,” Gore said.

The audience of tech-minded folks who have descended on Austin for the music, film, and interactive festival was into what Gore had to say.

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11:51
∞ Should you buy an Apple Watch?

“This is the most personal device we have ever created.” – Apple CEO, Tim Cook.

That quote from Tim Cook speaks volumes to me, and I believe it to be true. Apple has never created a device that can be personalized like Apple Watch, but it goes much deeper than that. The intricacies of Apple Watch are more complex than switching out a Sport Band for a Milanese Loop, and it’s not about learning to use Apple Watch, but how you will use it. [...]

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11:49
China backs off legal push that would force foreign...

China's central government has reportedly halted the advance of proposed antiterror legislation that would have forced technology companies doing business in the country to install government-accessible backdoors in their products, provide keys for any encrypted communications services, and require data for Chinese users to remain in China.

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11:39
Benchmarks Confirm New MacBook Air Brings Decent...

Earlier this week, we shared some Geekbench benchmarks for the Broadwell processors in the new 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro and the new 13-inch MacBook Air, which pointed towards speeds that were comparable to mid-2014 models.

At the time, we noted the results might shift once more data came in and the machines got past their initial housekeeping tasks, and Primate Labs' John Poole has now shared additional benchmarks for all stock versions of the new machines. The new data indicate that performance improvements may indeed be somewhat better than initially thought, though still relatively moderate.

On the new MacBook Air, both the default 1.6 GHz Core i5 chip and the 2.2 GHz Core i7 chip available as an upgrade performed somewhat better than their predecessors on the 32-bit single-core test, but...

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11:00
WaterField Designs Bolt Briefcase: Review and...

WaterField Designs bolt briefcase. Photo for Apple World Today by Steve Sande, ©2015 all rights reserved

Whether you’re going to be buying one of the new MacBooks or already have a fully-loaded 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display that is your constant companion, you need something to protect and carry your Apple laptop. Why not do it in style? That’s the idea behind WaterField Designs’ new Bolt Briefcase (starting at US$249), a rugged laptop bag that’s stylish enough to take into the board room. Check out the review, then enter for a chance to win one from Apple World Today and WaterField Designs.

Specifications

Dimensions and Weight:

Small: 14.5" x 10.5" x 4" — 1.95 lbs. (36.8 x 26.7 x 10.2 cm, .88 kg) - fits up to 13-inch MacBook Air

Medium: 15.5" x 11.0" x 4" — 2.50 lbs. (39.4 x 27.9 x 10.2 cm, 1.13 kg)

Large...

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10:46
Finalized Apple Watch iOS app settings, dark theme...

Users cannot yet dig into the settings of the Apple Watch companion app that debuted in iOS 8.2, but one developer has cracked open the software to reveal what it will offer once an Apple Watch is connected to an iPhone.

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10:40
Apple Watch Companion App Revealed in New...

iOS developer Hamza Sood has shared further screenshots of the official Apple Watch app on iOS 8.2, providing a closer look at what the companion software looks like after pairing an Apple Watch. In particular, the screenshots reveal an Apple Watch setting menu for configuring the app layout, notifications, glances, brightness and text size, sounds and haptics, individual apps, internal options, and more.

Apple Watch settings are similar to those found on iPhone, with About, Software Update and Automatic Downloads menus under General alongside options to adjust the watch orientation, accessibility, language and region, and Apple ID settings. Two toggle switches allow for Handoff and wrist detection to be enabled, the latter of which locks your Apple Watch when you're not using it to keep your information secure.

A few more...

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10:28
Apple’s 2015 MacBook Pro and Air models now at US...

Refreshed 2015 MacBook Air and Pro models are now available at major US retailers following their announcement at Apple’s Spring Forward event on March 9th.

Currently, Amazon has all of the new MacBook Air models in stock and ready to ship, from $899. The new MacBook Pro models are also...

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10:00
Apple's Researchkit Could Be Gold Mine for...


Apple earlier this week announced ResearchKit, an open source framework that will let medical and health researchers gather data through iPhone apps. ResearchKit will be released in April. Apps to monitor asthma patients and for studies on breast cancer survivors, cardiovascular health and Parkinson's Disease, already have been developed using ResearchKit. The demand for remote patient-monitoring is skyrocketing. Twenty-six billion people worldwide will use health-related apps by 2017, according to Sagentia.

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09:56
Years-old Safari private browsing bug saves URL of...

A long-known flaw in Safari's implementation of private browsing that saves the address of each and every website users visit to a file on their local drive, even after closing private browsing windows and quitting Safari, is still present in the latest pre-release versions of OS X Yosemite.

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09:48
Final Apple Watch Companion app for iPhone interface...


Early this year, we posted the first screenshots and details of an early version of the Apple Watch Companion application for the iPhone. Now that the application is bundled into iOS 8.2, developer Hamza Sood has activated the Apple Watch Settings portion and has shared a view of screenshots. As can be seen in the full gallery below, the interface is dark black, like the...

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09:47
Photos show size of upcoming Apple Watch display at...

Apple Watch at Colette

When the Apple Watch goes on display next month ahead of its launch, it won’t just be available to preview in Apple Stores. The company shared on Monday that three cities around the world — namely Paris, Tokyo, and London — will present the Watch outside of Apple’s own retail stores where people can preview and try on the new wearable. Newly captured photos now show early construction at one of those venues, revealing just how big the presentation area will be.

Galeries Lafayette in Paris is one of those select venues as we mentioned last month before Apple’s special event this week, and French blog...

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09:33
Another Apple Watch sizing guide

If you are wondering about the relative sizes of the different case and strap sizes, give this sizing guide a try.

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09:29
∞ Robert Downey Jr. delivers a real bionic arm

I thought this was just fantastic. Robert Downey Jr plays Tony Stark, delivering a bionic arm built by Limbitless founder Albert Manero to a kid in need.

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09:22
Excerpts from “Becoming Steve Jobs”

Some excerpts from the upcoming biography, Becoming Steve Jobs

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09:09
The latest Apple car 'evidence': Building...

A new report is adding fuel to the rumors of an Apple car with evidence of a mysterious off-site research facility.

Citing unnamed sources, AppleInsider claims that the “Apple Car” is not just a concept, but a full-blown project that Apple is developing in secret away from its main campus. Most intriguingly, AppleInsider says it may have discovered the Sunnyvale, Calif., site where this research is reportedly taking place.

Here’s AppleInsider’s case in a nutshell:

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09:07
ResearchKit added to Apple’s open source page

The description and video from Apple’s ResearchKit page. This is an incredibly important contribution for the medical community.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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09:00
Administer on the go with the updated Office 365...

Today’s post was written by Lawrence Chiu, senior product marketing manager on the Office 365 team.

Administer Office 365 on the go with the updated Office 365 admin app, which now enables you to complete common admin tasks when you are away from your computer. This could be resetting your CEO’s password, adding a new hire or deleting a user who suddenly has left the company. In addition, to help you stay in better touch with us, we added the Message Center—a central location for Office 365 service communications.

This short video highlights some of the new capabilities:

When you log in to the app, the new dashboard, featuring four Notification Tiles, is displayed. You can quickly see useful information about your Office 365 environment including: number of users who don’t have Office 365 licenses, the current health of your service, number of recent messages and number of active service requests....

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09:00
9to5Toys Last Call: iTunes gift cards 15% off, New...

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

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09:00
Designer details the intricate manufacturing behind...

Product designer Greg Koenig watched Apple's Watch Craftsmanship videos and used his knowledge to provide a detailed step-by-step narrration of how Apple is crafting the gold, stainless steel, and aluminum Watch models.

Our take on the news:

Koenig's analysis is a detailed and fascinating look at the precision manufacturing that underlies Apple's products. The take home message is that Apple has the money and manufacturing expertise to create products that cannot be duplicated by competing companies.

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08:46
Screenshots expose 'Activity' Apple Watch...

Hidden within the newly released iOS 8.2 update for iPhone, the official "Activity" iPhone app for the Apple Watch has been discovered, with new screenshots showcasing how the software will look when a Watch is paired.

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08:30
Apple CEO Tim Cook talks Apple Pay, ResearchKit and...

Apple CEO Tim Cook took the airwaves this week with a surprise call into CNBC's Mad Money show. In its 10th year and hosted by Jim Cramer, the show invites callers to talk about stocks. Cook's conversation with Cramer lasted 7-minutes and covered a variety of topics, including Apple Pay, ResearchKit and more. You can watch the segment in the video embedded below.

Our take on the news:

Tim Cook is a down-to-earth CEO, who enjoys talking about Apple. He doesn't shun public forums and is often spotted talking to customers and staff at the Apple Stores that he visits.

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08:28
Apple launches USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter...

These are the first days of USB-C and we’re curious about it.

It’s sort of like having someone new in your life, except it’s a digital standard that Apple is applying for power, video, communications and almost everything else under the sun.

Which is pretty interesting, the raw facts stating that USB-C can apparently support 100W of power + HDMI 1080p + USB 3.x data rates at the same time. Even so, Apple is now offering its USB-C Digital AV Multipart Adapter, a US$79.00 device that offers a power, HDMI and USB bridge in one device.

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08:25
International Verify Your Backups Day

What better day than Friday the 13th to check that your backups are actually working by restoring some critical files?

 

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08:00
Apple releases third OS X 10.10.3 beta to developers...

It’s the operating system betas that predict the way the wind if blowing.

Apple on Thursday issued a number of new beta releases for developers, including an OS X 10.10.3 Yosemite beta with Force Touch trackpad support for third-party apps, as well as new betas of iOS 8.3, Xcode and OS X Server.

The pre-release version of OS X 10.10.3 is identified as build “14D98g.” In the release notes, Apple informs developers that it contains application programming interfaces intended to support the Force Touch capabilities of the new 13-inch MacBook Pro.

The capabilities of the Force Touch APIs, according to Apple, include:

- Force...

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08:00
The cloak and dagger of Project Titan, SixtyEight...

Photo by AppleInsider

Everyone loves a good mystery, and the team of Neil Hughes, Mikey Campbell and Sam Oliver at AppleInsider appears to have stumbled an amazing one. The crew has an exclusive look at automotive research that's being performed at a facility "hidden in plain sight" near the Cupertino headquarters of Apple. The project is called "Titan", the goal is to build an electric car, and serious work is being done at a location in Sunnyvale, CA.

The story begins with the rumors last fall that Apple was recruiting engineers from electric auto powerhouse Tesla for their own "Titan" project. That veracity of that information has been proven through other sources and public stories in such publications as The Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times.

AppleInsider began to seek the location of the car project...

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07:51
Apple's 'Project Titan' Car Research...

Apple's "Project Titan", its secretive and much-rumored electric car project, may involve a campus leased by Apple last year that is located in Sunnyvale, California, just a few minutes from the company's main 1 Infinite Loop campus in Cupertino, reports AppleInsider.

According to "two people with knowledge of the project", the company has been receiving shipments that may be related to the project's development at the Sunnyvale address, though it remains unclear if that location is indeed the headquarters of the car project. According to one AppleInsider source familiar with "Titan," many of Apple's new auto-related hires, including recruits from Tesla, have been working out of the Sunnyvale campus. This person claims that some of the projects underway there...

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07:45
Review: Anker’s Ultra Slim Battery Case for iPhone 6...

I’ve learned over the years that there’s no such thing as an Apple accessory that’s perfect for every user. A design optimized for budget-conscious users will often turn off people who are ready to spend more for something fancier, and vice-versa. The best a company can do is to design, execute, and price products well for a particular segment of the population. Anker specializes in this — it focuses on creating very good to great accessories for value-focused users.

Its new Ultra Slim Battery Case for iPhone 6 ($60 on Amazon) is another example of that formula. Unfancy but more polished than similarly budget-priced rivals such as...

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07:31
2015 Chromebook Pixel released, incorporates USB...

This USB-C thing isn’t limited to the 12-inch MacBook.

On Wednesday, Google released its 2015 Chromebook Pixel notebook. The new unit incorporates USB Type C, which allows charging as well as high-speed data and display over the same connector and cable. The new Chromebook Pixel incorporates a high-resolution touchscreen, a sleek aluminum body, and smooth glass trackpad as well as a new wide-angle camera lens.

Also featured is 8GB RAM and a 32GB SSD. There’s also an LS (“Ludicrous Speed”) version that’s even faster, both variants claiming 12 hours of battery life and a charging technology that allows for to two hours of battery life with just 15...

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07:30
Is Apple’s ‘Titan’ electric car project being...

A report from AppleInsider claims Apple is using a shell company called SixtyEight Research and small office building in Sunnyvale, California to work on its secretive electric vehicle project. The report doesn’t definitively confirm that Apple is actually using the site for its car project, but it does discover some connections with Apple and points to recent automotive related renovations at the building:

The results of this extensive investigation led to Sunnyvale, Calif., and the home of a mysterious market research firm dubbed SixtyEight. Nestled amongst a number of verifiable Apple-...

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07:24
∞ Find my Apple Watch

Just a thought: Will there be some form of “Find my iPhone” for your Apple Watch? What’s the risk if your Apple Watch is stolen?

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07:18
Smartwatches like the Apple Watch are worse for...

UK safety tests have shown that using a smartwatch while driving is more dangerous than using a smartphone, reports the Huffington Post.

The Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) in Wokingham, Berks showed that a driver reading a message on an Apple Watch would take 2.52 seconds to react to an emergency manoeuvre, whereas a driver talking to another passenger would react in 0.9 seconds. Reading on an Apple Watch was even found to be more distracting than using a handheld mobile (1.85 second delay).

While the piece refers to the Apple Watch, the TRL told me that the tests were conducted with an unspecified smartwatch, and was not a full-scale study, but earlier studies have shown that even talking with someone handsfree is more distracting that holding a conversation with someone in the car....

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06:56
Sandvox 2.9.4 - Easily build eye-catching Web sites...

Sandvox is for Mac users who want to create a professional looking website quickly and easily. With Sandvox, you don't need to be a Web genius to build a stylish, feature-rich, standards-compliant website that's functional and user friendly. Sandvox's drag and drop interface lets you watch your website take shape and come to life as you build it. And, once finished, you can upload your site to your favorite host.

Whether you're a new website creator or a seasoned professional, you can make use of Sandvox to build the website of your dreams. New users can build a professional looking website in minutes and professional users can build an advanced, multimedia-rich site in no time at all.



Version 2.9.4: Publishing

  • Resolved an issue where graphical text wasn't publishing for some sites
  • Improved compatibility with Microsoft WebDAV servers
  • Fixed a crash when browsing some WebDAV servers
  • Worked around an issue...

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06:49
'Activity' Companion App for Apple Watch...

iOS developer Hamza Sood has tweeted a series of screenshots from iOS 8.2 that provide a closer look at the upcoming "Activity" companion app for Apple Watch previewed on the Apple Watch microsite. Activity does not show up on iPhone until an Apple Watch is paired with the device, at which point the app provides a comprehensive overview of your daily activity and workout history.

So the Fitness app does exist on 8.2, it's just hidden until you connect an Apple Watch pic.twitter.com/R1BgnKYRHe

— Hamza Sood (@hamzasood) March 12, 2015
The main History tab allows you to view your Activity rings on a calendar to track how much walking, standing and exercise you have done, sorted over the course of a day, month or year. A second...

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06:41
Apple Wastes no Time in Filing a Trademark for...

On Monday March 9, Apple introduced ResearchKit, a healthcare research open source platform that has the power to transform medical research. Today ...

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06:38
Blocks 3.4.5 - RapidWeaver plug-in; divide Web...

Blocks is a plugin for RapidWeaver. It allows you to place blocks of text, graphics, and even raw HTML onto your page wherever you like. Drag blocks around, resize them, and even overlap content. All in a plugin that is as easy to use as RapidWeaver itself.

Blocks 3.0 brings great ways to reuse your own content (library blocks), your own layout (master pages), your own pages (library pages), and even content from other page types (Page Blocks). What more can we do? We can make everything smarter. Smart Blocks allow you to add special tags to your code that can connect to the properties of your blocks or even add GUI controls to your layout.



Version 3.4.5:

  • More Mac OS X 10.7 fixes for Blocks on RapidWeaver 5.
  • Two more fixes that involve RapidWeaver 6 autosave.
  • And a workaround for a change in RapidWeaver 6 that caused images added to Image-Text blocks to be exported upside down. (Note: Even though it is possible...

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06:18
Project Titan, SixtyEight & SG5: Inside Apple...

Shrouded in secrecy and speculation, Apple's mysterious "Titan" electric car project is believed to be in development at a top-secret facility hidden in plain sight, discovered by AppleInsider just minutes away from the company's California headquarters.

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06:14
KeyBank expands digital banking with Apple Pay

Starting March 17, KeyBank (www.Key.com) customers will be able to use Apple Pay to make secure payments at more than 700,000 businesses across the United States and select iOS apps.

"We're thrilled to add Apple Pay to the fast-growing range of digital banking services we offer banking customers," says Matthew D. Lehman, senior vice president and head of digital banking.

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06:06
Microsoft plans to bring Siri competitor Cortana to...

Microsoft is planning on making the next generation of its Siri competitor, Cortana, available on iOS and Android devices sometime after the fall, reports Reuters. The focus, says the company, will be on an intelligent assistant that predicts the help you need, rather than simply responding to user requests.

Cortana could tell a mobile phone user when to leave for the airport, days after it read an email and realized the user was planning a flight. It would automatically check flight status, determine where the phone is located using GPS, and checking traffic conditions.

Google has majored on this kind of proactive approach through its Google...

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06:06
Microsoft may bring its Cortana digital assistant to...

Microsoft is preparing to release an advanced version of its Cortana digital assistant on iOS and Android in the future, reports Reuters. The software is being developed as part of the company's artificial intelligence project, codenamed Einstein.

"This kind of technology, which can read and understand email, will play a central role in the next roll out of Cortana, which we are working on now for the fall time frame," said Eric Horvitz, managing director of Microsoft Research and a part of the Einstein project, in an interview at the company's Redmond, Washington, headquarters.

Our take on the news:

Microsoft has been focused on mobile under the leadership of CEO Satya Nadella, expanding its presence on iOS with Office for iPhone and iPad. Bringing Cortana to iOS is the next logical step, even it means Windows Phone loses the...

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06:03
Microsoft to bring Cortana voice assistant to Apple...

Microsoft is planning to bring Cortana, the voice assistant on Windows phones, to iOS and Android devices sometime after the technology arrives on desktop PCs this fall in Windows 10, according to a new report.

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05:42
Anonymously tracking phones through airport security...

Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport says that anonymously tracking smartphones through airport security has enabled it to cut the average waiting time by a third.

The system, developed by Danish company Blip Systems, scans both WiFi and Bluetooth connections to look for MAC addresses of mobile devices passing through security. Counting the number of devices in each queue enables the system to estimate the length of the queue. The queue length is displayed to passengers in minutes, so they can choose which queue to join, and also used to help the airport allocate the right number of security personnel.

Blip says that it anonymizes this data, and only uses device counts. You might think iOS 8 users don’t have to take the company’s word for it since Apple introduced ...

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05:39
Developer unlocks Activity app inside iOS 8.2,...




Developer Hamza Sood has done some digging inside the public iOS 8.2 build that was distributed to users on Monday. Although the Apple Watch is included by default as stock app (undeletable, whether you like it or not), the OS also includes an Activity app. Although it was...

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05:35
Microsoft's Digital Assistant Cortana May Be...

Microsoft is beefing up "Cortana", its virtual voice assistant found in its line of Windows Phones, with plans to provide her contextual reminders and various other features on iOS and Android devices later this year, according to Reuters.

Announced for Windows 10 desktops earlier this year, Microsoft is planning to upgrade Cortana's functions even more through research from an artificial intelligence project called "Einstein." Reuters notes that the new iteration of Cortana would double-down on her being less reactive, akin to iOS users needing to instigate Siri commands themselves, and more proactive.

The virtual assistant, named after an artificial intelligence character who appears in most of the main Halo...

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05:18
Worldwide LAN market shows slower growth in the...

The combined consumer and enterprise worldwide wireless local area network (WLAN) market segments increased 7.0% year over year in the fourth quarter of 2014 (4Q14), according to new data from IDC (www.idc.com).

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05:01
Kool Tools: Duplicate Expert 2.0 for Mac OS X

Nektony's (http://nektony.com/) Duplicate Expert 2.0 is a useful cleanup utility for Mac OS X. It was developed specifically to help anyone find and delete all duplicate content, including hidden files as well as inspect duplicate files and folder - even similar folders.

Duplicates Expert can scan as many folders and drive as you select and do so simultaneously. The app collects files together as well as their characteristics.
Files are categorized by types and various folder types. Every category represents a joined duplicate cluster and file preview.

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05:00
Building AWT: Our first, and possibly last, liveblog

On Monday, we followed an ancient and hallowed TUAW tradition and ran a liveblog during the Apple Spring Forward event. After the fact, the team talked a bit about the future of liveblogging.

Liveblogs are usually quite popular and this was no exception. Our traffic on Monday was quite nice, something we'd like to see every day. But as we noticed while watching the event, there was another liveblog that was competing with ours -- Apple's.

Apple has begun posting real-time commentary and photos to Apple.com during (although not as fun as ours and presumably pre-written) during press event livestreams. As a result, if you missed something said by one of the presenters or had issues hearing Jony Ive during one of his many video narrations, chances were good that you were going to get the facts in a short blurb from the Apple liveblog.

We were using a new and rather untested (but free...)...

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05:00
Apple Sinks to Selling a $10K 'Douchebag...


Movie star Anna Kendrick managed to say something in a single tweet that instantly nails anyone who would buy a gold Apple Watch Edition: "We should be thanking Apple for launching the $10,000 'apple watch' as the new gold standard in douchebag detection." Right on. Still, people who believe that a gold Apple Watch is an important status symbol aren't the real problem here. The shallow stupidity that forms the core of people who live with thoughtless privilege isn't what disappoints me with the Apple Watch Edition. It's Apple.

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05:00
Reality check: Apple Watch vs. Pebble Time (vs. no...

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04:47
All versions of DEVONthink and DEVONnote get upgraded

DEVONtechnologies has updated all editions of its intelligent information and document manager DEVONthink, as well as the smart notebook DEVONnote.

Version 2.8.4 simplifies moving documents into the database, enhances smart groups, and improves performance and reliability. The updates are free and recommended for all users. The upgrade lets users move new documents to their databases more quickly. Dragging files or folders to the application with the Command modifier key pressed imports the items and trashes their originals in one go.

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04:07
rekordbox 3.2.0.3059 - Professional DJ music...

rekordbox is the best way of preparing and managing your tracks, be it at home, in the studio, or even on the plane! It allows you to import music from other music-management software using the Bridge function, or by simply adding them into the software for management. rekordbox will work out the BPM and allow you to set hot-cue and loop points into the track, utilizing a full beat grid view in advance, as well as color-coding your music and adding all the ID3 information so it appears automatically later on any rekordbox-enabled Pioneer DJ player.

Working with rekordbox also means that when tracks are exported to a USB key or SD card (CDJ-2000NXS and CDJ-2000 only), the waveforms are loaded instantly. Record your cue, loop, and set history during your set and recall them in rekordbox later. If you enable the Quantize feature within the CDJ-2000NXS/CDJ-2000/CDJ-900NXS/CDJ-900, then rekordbox makes loop and cue points snap to the beat (1ms accurate), ensuring...

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03:42
Mac 911: Why is my Mac full of a million tiny files?

Last time, I talked about the “dark matter” of your iOS devices and OS X systems: stuff that seems to occupy space without offering up information about why. In this Mac 911, I’ll answer more questions about storage and backup.

As many as grains of sand on the beach

Doug Eldred writes in with a concern about a form of file bloat—but not about bloated sizes. Rather, the sheer number of items that seem to appear on his drive.

Whatever or wherever they are, they must not be terribly large, but my Mac used to have less than a million files (according to various tools, including SuperDuper!), and now it’s [up] to 1.3 million. Trust me, I haven’t knowingly created 300K new file recently!

To read...

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03:12
The Promise (and Limitations) of Apple’s ResearchKit

Apple devoted a segment of its recent “Spring Forward” event to the introduction of ResearchKit, a software framework for collecting medical research data within iOS. Like many 1.0 products, it has both great promise and some growing up to do.

 

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00:02
AppleInsider podcast reviews Apple's '...

This week's all-new AppleInsider podcast is now available to download and subscribe in iTunes or SoundCloud, with detailed analysis of this week's news, including a full discussion of Apple's entire 'Spring Forward' event, HBO Now and Apple TV, ResearchKit for iOS, newly redesigned MacBook and Apple Watch.

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Thursday March 12

23:04
How Apple makes the Watch

Atomic Delights:

This walkthrough is a detailed narration of what we see in Apple’s Watch Craftsmanship videos. Of course, we only get to see a mere fraction of the process; I’ve tried to provide plausible explanations for the likely steps taking place between the processes shown on film, but these are assumptions and are included only to provide a more satisfying and complete narration.

Hey Samsung. Good luck copying this.

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21:00
Sponsored: Electric Cars Get Energy From Unexpected...

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20:59
Adobe Flash Player 17.0.0.134 - Plug-in plays...

Adobe Flash Player is a cross-platform, browser-based application runtime that provides uncompromised viewing of expressive applications, content, and videos across browsers and operating systems.



Version 17.0.0.134:

  • Contain fixes for critical vulnerabilities



  • OS X 10.6 or later
  • Browser compatibility:
    • Safari 5.0 or later
    • Mozilla Firefox 17.0 or later
    • Google Chrome
    • Opera 11 or later



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20:59
Evernote 6.0.7 - Create searchable notes and access...

Evernote allows you to easily capture information in any environment using whatever device or platform you find most convenient, and makes this information accessible and searchable at anytime, from anywhere.

  • Create notes containing text and audio
  • Find printed and handwritten text within images
  • Clip application and web content directly into Evernote
  • Synchronize with the Evernote Service and access all notes, even ones taken using other clients



Version 6.0.7:

  • Work Chat - Attachments button shows all shared notes and notebooks in a chat
  • Save from anywhere - Click the share icon in many Mac apps to save what you see to Evernote
  • Customizable toolbar - Rearrange or remove options in the toolbar to fit your needs
  • Performance improvements - Various bug and stability fixes


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20:37
Sid Meier's Starships launches on Mac and iPad...

Firaxis has released Mac and iPad versions of Sid Meier's Starships, an anticipated turn-based strategy game, while 6 Wunderkinder has updated the Mac and iOS editions of its popular to-do list app, Wunderlist, with folders and a revised design.

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17:38
Today in the App Store -- Essential Anatomy 5,...

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 Essential Anatomy 5, the new Ulysses for iPad, and an update to Horizon photo and video app. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can.

iOS Apps Now Free

Barnyard Mahjong [Now free, down from $0.99] Barnyard Mahjong is a completely new and unique way to experience the solitaire game. With a down on the farm theme and lots of fun animal sounds you will find hours of fun as you eliminate all the tiles from the board.

Mahjong Deluxe [Now free, down from $0.99] Mahjong Deluxe is a solitaire game based on the classic Chinese game where you are challenged to eliminate...

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17:00
Daily Deals for March 12, 2015, featuring MacPhun...

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

AWT's Daily Deals

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

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

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16:48
Apple Inc CEO Tim Cook calls CNBC's Jim Cramer...

Apple's chief executive Tim Cook telephoned CNBC financial entertainment star Jim Cramer to congratulate him on ten years of performing his "Mad Money" high energy cable TV show, which injects wild hysterics and physical comedy rage into the generally buttoned down world of financial news.

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16:13
Tim Cook Calls Jim Cramer on 'Mad Money',...

Apple CEO Tim Cook called into "Mad Money" on CBNC today to speak to host Jim Cramer in honor of the show's 10th anniversary, where he shared some thoughts on ResearchKit, Apple's competitors, Apple Pay, the next frontiers of product development, and more.

When asked what he believes the "next frontiers" will be when it comes to product development, Tim Cook highlighted health as "the biggest one of all," along with cars and the home. According to Cook, devices like the Apple Watch and services like ResearchKit and the Health app that allow people to track their own health and fitness are part of a market that's "probably significantly underestimated."

Cook called ResearchKit, which the company debuted on Monday, "an absolute game changer." ResearchKit is an open source software framework aimed at researchers, and...

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16:08
Samsung Thinks that their New Flexible Smartphone...

There's no doubt that Samsung is in search for new smartphone form factors that involve flexible displays ...

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16:00
Upcoming book reveals Steve Jobs refused liver...

The forthcoming book "Becoming Steve Jobs" is shaping up to be a revelation on the late Apple cofounder's life, and a recent "leak" reveals Jobs refused a living donor liver transplant from current CEO Tim Cook, was looking into an acquisition of Yahoo! and didn't want Apple to produce another TV product.

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16:00
AWT News Update: March 12, 2015

JIM DALRYMPLE AND BEARD, 5BY5.TV

In today's Apple news:

  • The Loop editor Jim Dalrymple (at right) took the uninformed author of a Apple Watch hit piece to task on the website and on Twitter. It was glorious.
  • A new Steve Jobs biography coming out in less than two weeks provides some new insights into the late Apple founder and CEO.
  • Apple releases iOS 8.3 beta 3 to its public software beta program, the first time iOS has been included in a public beta.

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15:54
Tim Cook surprises Jim Cramer on Mad Money, talks...

In a **totally unscripted surprise** call to celebrate Mad Money stock analyst Jim Cramer’s 10th year on the air, Apple CEO Tim Cook let loose a slew of compliments to the analyst who has had a controversial past with AAPL stock trading.

Cramer starts off by briefly praising ResearchKit, with Cook reiterating the...

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15:35
∞ Apple Engineer Talks about the New 2015 Macbook

This is the funniest thing I’ve seen in a long time.

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15:30
Upcoming biography reveals Steve Jobs turned down...

More details about the upcoming biography Becoming Steve Jobs have been revealed through the book’s preview on Amazon (which has since been cut down significantly), revealing several interesting tidbits about the Apple co-founder’s life that were previously unknown (via Cult of Mac).

One example is a story about an offer then-COO Tim Cook made to Jobs when the latter was battling cancer. Cook says that he discovered he shared a blood type with Jobs and decided to undergo numerous...

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15:17
Arturia ships KeyLab 88 pro-grade 88-note MIDI...

Music software and hardware company Arturia is shipping KeyLab 88, a professional-grade, 88-note hammer-action hybrid MIDI keyboard controller that comes with the company's Analog Lab software synthesizer solution and more.

It sports two virtual instruments. Grand Piano Model D delivers the sound of the Steinway Model D concert grand piano. Pianoteq 5 Stage is a physical modeling-based virtual instrument that provides acoustic and electric piano recreations as well as chromatic instruments.

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14:49
Searching Amazon for Apple Watch

I decided to take a look on Amazon for Apple Watch and see what they had. I was shocked with all of the watches that were listed on the site. Although there were no Apple Watches, there are a few copies.

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14:43
The wonderful history of the beard

Looking back through history, beard styles often follow particular eras. In fact, you can roughly identify a historical period by its facial hair.

That’s true. I wonder what period of history I’m defining.

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14:26
Apple updates developer guidelines to cover...

Apple has made small but important changes to its official App Store Review Guidelines for iOS developers, addressing consent issues with the company's new ResearchKit platform, along with recurring payments under Apple Pay, and downloads of third-party music and video.

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14:18
iFixit uncovers the Force Touch trackpad in the 2015...

If you can’t wait to get your fingers on the Force Touch trackpad in the new MacBook announced Monday, get thee to an Apple Store. The new trackpad—which simulates clicks by vibrating a taptic engine, even though the trackpad itself isn’t hinged and doesn’t move—makes an appearance in the newly refreshed 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro as well.

iFixit tore down a new Retina MacBook Pro and discovered some secrets Apple didn’t reveal at Monday’s special event. For starters, the trackpad has its own chips, including an ST Microelecronics 32F103 ARM Cortex-M based microcontroller and a Broadcom BCM5976 touch digitizer (also found in the...

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14:09
The CIA Has Been Hacking iOS for Years: Report


The United States' Central Intelligence Agency for years has been working to break iOS security, according to a report published Tuesday. The allegations are based on documents provided by NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden. Researchers working with the CIA have presented their tactics and achievements at Trusted Computing Base Jamborees, secret annual gatherings that have been going on for nearly a decade. They have been using both physical and noninvasive techniques to penetrate Apple's encrypted firmware.

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13:58
How They Got There: Interviews with digital designers

A great looking new book by Khoi Vinh.

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13:53
The leading offline Navigation app HERE is now...

Nokia's HERE is a global leader in the mapping and location intelligence business. HERE maps can be found in four out of five cars in North America and Europe with integrated in-dash navigation. And while most Apple fans will prefer to stick with Apple Maps and enjoy it with CarPlay, there are many ...

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13:44
Apple Watch activity dial in CSS

Donovan is just amazing with the things he can build in CSS.

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13:42
'Becoming Steve Jobs' Leaks: Tim Cook...

There's a new Steve Jobs book coming out later this month, written by Brent Schlender, a reporter who interviewed Jobs several times throughout his life, and Rick Tetzeli, editor at Fast Company.

The book, Becoming Steve Jobs, isn't set to be released until March 24, but Cult of Mac discovered some of the contents could be read using Amazon's "Look Inside the Book" feature and shared a few interesting tidbits that we haven't heard before. One of the best parts is a story about Steve Jobs and Tim Cook, which took place when Steve Jobs first got sick.

When Jobs was ill and needed a new liver, Tim Cook offered to donate a portion of his own liver because the two shared a blood type. Jobs turned down Cook's offer and later received a full liver transplant in 2009.After...

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13:42
Apple Watch: Your Personal Technology Rorschach Test

Will the Apple Watch be the next must-have technology gadget or a complete flop? Is it reasonably priced or expensive beyond any rational calculation? Will it be the sort of device that can be upgraded over time or will it join your old iPod in a drawer in a few years? No one knows the answers to these questions, but Adam Engst suggests that how you answer them says more about you than the Apple Watch itself.

 

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13:17
OSMO’s new iPad drawing Masterpiece app draws...

What kind of parent are you if you don’t plunk down $80 for one of these OSMO things right now? I just got one. Amazon reviewers gave it an impressive 4.8/5 stars and it comes with 4 apps. The latest, Masterpiece for iPad [free, App Store] lets kids learn to draw by a type of tracing using the iPad camera illustrated in the excellent Sandwich video above.

After the kids are done you can send it all over the place or print it out. There is a nice video capture feature as well that replays the drawing which looks like it will pump up your kids for the next drawing.

The OSMO game system has three other games at present: Words, Newton and Tangram

It looks pretty...

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12:51
Apple extends its public beta program to iOS

iOS 8.2 dropped on Monday—you might have noticed an undeleteable Apple Watch app installed on your iPhone 5 or later—but as a wise Milwaukee native once sang, “Time keeps on slipping, slipping, slipping into the future.” So true, and so do software updates. And if you are bold, brave person who’s cool with betas, the future of iOS is now.

Thursday, Apple announced a public beta program for iOS. Once you sign up at the Apple Seed website, you can get immediate access to the OS X Yosemite Public Beta program (the current seed of OS X 10.10.3 gives you early access to Photos, for example). A link to join the iOS beta may appear.

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

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12:47
Apple officially opens up public beta program for iOS

Apple is beginning to open up its first-ever public beta program for iOS. Like the OS X beta program that launched last year, the program should offer pre-release access for minor and major upgrades to the operating system—it will begin with iOS 8.3 and will presumably move on to later versions as they become available.

Not all users are apparently able to access the iOS-related parts of the beta site just yet (we haven't been able to), but 9to5Mac has a good rundown of the sign-up and installation process. Once you've signed up with your Apple ID, you have to install a profile from appleseed....

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12:44
Top 15 hidden Force Click features on the new 2015...

Apple’s 2015 MacBook and 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro are both equipped with a new Force Touch trackpad that adds new features within certain apps on OS X. If you’re not familiar with Apple’s new Force Touch trackpad, it’s completely pressure sensitive and can detect a hard press from a soft press. With this, you now have the ability to Force Click (a click with a continued press) on specific items to perform different actions.

We’ve spent the last 24 hours searching through OS X on Apple’s new 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display to find all of the hidden Force Click features that Apple has yet to mention. There are a good amount of uses for Force Click, but these 15 happen to be our favorite…

If you’d like to find out more about the functionality or technology...

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12:44
13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display (2015)...

At Apple’s Spring Forward event on March 9, the MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro lineup was refreshed along with the announcement of the new 12-inch MacBook. Today, we’re taking a closer look at one of the refreshed MacBook Pro model to see what has changed…...

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12:41
Alibaba will Have Alipay Ready for the Apple Watch...

A report from China today noted that immediately after the Apple Watch launch, e-commerce giant Alibaba Group had announced ...

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12:29
Apple launches iOS 8.3 public beta

Apple on Thursday officially expanded its public software beta program to include iOS, seeding members with iOS 8.3 beta 3, the same version provided to registered developers earlier in the day.

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12:29
The Linux Kernel's New 'Play Nice'...


Some 60 Linux kernel developers last week adopted a small "patch," called the "Code of Conflict," that attempts to set guidelines for discourse in the kernel community and outlines a path for mediation if someone feels abused or threatened. Linux creator Linus Torvalds posted the appeal for good behavior on his personal git.kernel.org page. Torvalds' call for improved internal developer relations could be little more than wishful thinking, considering his own reputation for fueling heated community exchanges with brash comments.

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12:24
Apple adds App Store guidelines requiring devs...

Apple has added some new entries to its App Store Review Guidelines that developers must follow when developing and submitting apps for iOS devices. Among the new additions, Apple is requiring developers to obtain consent from users for health-related human subject research, obtain explicit authorization for downloading music and video from third-party sources, and disclose policies related to Apple Pay…

For the new health research guidelines, Apple is likely preparing for the roll out of its just unveiled ResearchKit platform as well as deeper integration of health and...

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11:48
Apple Launches New iOS Beta Testing Program, Seeds...

Apple today made a pre-release version of iOS 8.3 available to those who sign up for the company's public beta testing program, giving them early access to a new version of iOS for the first time ever. The version of iOS 8.3 being distributed to beta testers is the third iOS 8.3 beta, which was seeded to developers a few hours ago.

The launch of today's iOS beta testing program has also been accompanied by an overhaul to Apple's Appleseed Beta testing site. Previously the language on the site was heavily focused on OS X, but a site revamp gives it a more general focus to encompass both iOS and OS X testing.

iOS 8.3 was first seeded to developers on February 9,...

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11:45
IDC's Tablet Report See's a Microsoft...

IDC has published one of its worst reports on tablets to date. Firstly, following the first year-over-year decline in worldwide tablet shipments in the fourth quarter of 2014 IDC has had to scale back their five year forecast for the product category. In other words, their previous forecasts were completely off the mark. Secondly, IDC continues to count Windows based 2-in-1 devices as tablets ...

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11:42
Swatch signs deals for NFC payments in face of...

Swiss watchmaker Swatch has forged deals with banking firms to add NFC-based payments to its upcoming products, something that may be necessary to mitigate the threat of devices like the Apple Watch.

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11:31
Apple releases iOS 8.3 Public Beta (build 12F5047f...

Apple has updated its Apple Seed website to include many references to iOS device management. It has also updated the name of its program to ‘Apple Beta Software Program’, dropping the specificity of it being for OS X only.

Apple is now offering iOS 8.3 as a public beta. Interested customers can sign up to be part of the program on this website. After signing up, you can enroll into the iOS public beta program. (Note: The program is still rolling out. A link to join the iOS program may not appear immediately upon registration).

9to5Mac reported that this was in the works a few weeks ago, with a launch due for mid-March. In addition, we exclusively revealed that Apple is gearing up to offer the same public beta...

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11:25
How-To: Choose the best external hard drive for your...

I feel old saying this, but having used computers since before external hard drives existed, I can say with certainty that buying a hard drive is easier today than it’s ever been before. For traditional drives, prices are low, options are numerous, and capacities are so high that your only choices are “enough space,” “more than enough space,” and “way more than enough space.” I could point you towards a gigantic 5-Terabyte $139 Seagate USB 3.0 hard drive right now and end this article without another paragraph. Since Apple doesn’t even sell a Mac with that much disk space, you could back up five (or more) computers to that drive without running out of room. Or you could store a decade worth of digital photos alongside a giant media library. For $139!

But buying an external hard drive isn’t necessarily that simple. There...

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11:13
Sources confirm Apple will finally allow MacBook...

USB-C has become the biggest topic of conversation following Apple’s introduction of the new 12-inch MacBook. After years of separate power, data, and video ports, Apple is now pushing USB-C as a replacement for its own proprietary MagSafe charging solution, as well as other I/O ports included on its previous laptops. Going forward, MacBook users can connect a USB-C multiport adapter to handle whatever accessories they want— USB-C can even support 4k displays using a DisplayPort Alt Mode.

But what accessories will the new MacBook support? Over the last few days, we’ve talked with sources close to the situation to find out what Apple plans on supporting, and whether there will be any limitations for USB-C accessories. The short and amazing answer is that most accessories supporting the USB Type-C specifications should work with your new MacBook. Apple won’t be...

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11:05
“People familiar with the matter”

John Gruber’s takedown of the WSJ’s “people familiar with the matter.” I love the last line the most.

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11:00
iFixit tears down 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro, finds...

Image from iFixit.com

One of my favorite parts of any Apple device announcement isn't during the actual event, but afterward when the teardowns of equipment begin. Earlier in the week OWC took apart the new MacBook Airs, and yesterday iFixit performed surgery on a brand new 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display.

While I'll let you sneak over to the iFixit site to see all of the photos of MacBook Pro guts (and a puppy!), there are some fascinating tidbits that the forensic team...

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10:42
Paragon Camptune X now resizes Boot Camp partitions

Paragon Software Group (PSG) has released Paragon Camptune X with Core Storage technology support, a tweaked interface based on Mac OS X elements, and the ability to identify and automatically fix an unsynchronized partition layout or any file system errors.
 
Camptune X solves the maintenance problem that Mac Boot Camp users encounter when they run out of free partition space. With the utility, Mac users can redistribute the available space between OS X and Windows partitions without data loss.
 

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10:36
The good news about the CIA targeting Apple

TidBITS:

The Intercept’s piece was mostly a condemnation of government tactics, but failed to address what matters to Apple’s customers — whether Apple’s products remain secure and safe to use. Overall, the information is quite optimistic, but the article highlights the complexities of modern security, privacy, and intelligence gathering. We are still in the early days of what is likely to be a generational issue as society continues to adjust to the digital age.

As always, Mogull has a well thought out, well written, and well reasoned piece with none of the hysteria you see in other articles about this subject.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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10:27
Look how much sleeker Apple Watch is compared to...

From 9to5Google: 

The Apple Watch was once again shown off at Apple’s “Spring Forward” event on Monday, and many have been left wondering how the device compares to...

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10:21
Digital-Tutors announces free TurboSquid training

Digital-Tutors (www.Digital-Tutors.com), a Pluralsight company and provider of a creative e-learning resource, has released three new tutorials that teach artists how to prepare their 3D models for TurboSquid's CheckMate Certification process. Available now, the tutorials are free and cover Maya, 3ds Max and CINEMA 4D workflows.

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10:17
Apple releases third beta of OS X 10.10.3 with Force...

Apple on Thursday issued a number of new beta releases for developers, including an OS X 10.10.3 Yosemite beta with Force Touch trackpad support for third-party apps, as well as new betas of iOS 8.3, Xcode and OS X Server.

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10:12
Sid Meier’s Starships lands on the Mac, PC, iPad

2K (www.2k.com) and Firaxis Games have announced that Sid Meier’s Starships is now available worldwide for Macs, Windows computers, and iPads.

Developed by Sid Meier, creator of the award-winning Sid Meier’s Civilization series, Sid Meier’s Starships challenges players to command a fleet of starships within the narrative universe of Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth while embarking on a series of turn-based missions. Along the journey, players explore the galaxy in search of other civilizations, protect planets and their people and build a federation to achieve intergalactic peace.

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10:08
Don't FREAK out about the latest security...

FREAK is last week’s worry, but installing untrusted applications is a perennial worry. It’s a two-fer (or two-fear) in this column, about security issues new and old.

Super FREAKy

Apple released updates this week for a security vulnerability known as FREAK. FREAK allowed a malicious party to force a weaker encryption protocol to be used between about one-third of web servers with security credentials and many secure web clients and commonly used software libraries. That weaker protocol could be cracked cheaply and relatively quickly to reveal the contents of a session between a browser and web server. (You can read the full details about the attack in Jeremy Kirk’s news report.)

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10:06
3D print challenge wants to see Apple Watch...

CGTrader has launched a 3D print challenge to more than 120,000 3D artists to create accessories for the Apple Watch.

The challenge explores the commercial possibilities associated with wearable technology. It's an opportunity for 3D designers to submit /promote their printable accessory designs — from watch stands to buckles and travel pouches — compatible with the new smartwatch. 
 
3D designers won’t want to miss the opportunity to create/promote and win.  You won’t want to miss the creativity that lies behind the unique accessories that anyone can use.  

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10:02
Apple releases OS X 10.10.3 build 14D98 with Photos...

A few weeks following the previous beta, Apple has released build 1498g of the upcoming OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 release. The next Mac software update includes support for the new iCloud-based Photos app, improved Gmail login, and new, more diverse emojis. To support the new Force Touch trackpad in the new 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display and the new 12-inch MacBook, this new build also adds APIs:

This beta of OS X 10.10.3 contains new developer APIs that work with the Force Touch trackpad in the new MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015) to allow a new level of interactivity and control within your apps.

Force click. Apps can have any button, control, or region on the screen respond to a press of stronger pressure. This Force click can...

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10:01
Apple Seeds Third OS X 10.10.3 Yosemite Beta to...

Apple today seeded the third beta of OS X Yosemite to developers, almost a month after seeding the first OS X 10.10.3 beta and a week after releasing OS X 10.10.3 to public beta testers.

The new beta, build 14D98g, is available for registered developers through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store and through the Mac Dev Center. Apple has also released OS X Server 4.1 for developers.

According to the release notes, today's 10.10.3 beta includes developer APIs for the new Force Touch trackpad in the 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro and the upcoming Retina MacBook, which will allow developers to create apps that take advantage of Force Touch.

There's also a new feature that adds additional data sources when using "Look Up." When right...

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10:00
OneNote Clipper 2.0—introducing a more powerful and...

Today’s post was written by Avneesh Kohli, program manager on the OneNote team.

Today, we’re introducing OneNote Clipper 2.0–a major update that offers enhancements for capturing web content into OneNote and enriching that content to make it more useful. The OneNote Clipper is the easiest way to save anything from the web to OneNote.

Responding to some of the more popular requests from Clipper users, in this update we’ve added a redesigned user interface, a location picker, intelligence (for clipping just what you need, minus the clutter), and region clipping for Chrome.

Redesigned user interface

We’ve designed a beautiful new experience for clipping pages to OneNote in your favorite web browser. It’s clean, takes up significantly less space in your window, and includes animations we think you’ll enjoy.

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10:00
iOS 8.3 beta 3 Now Available

iOS 8.3 beta 3 Now Available

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10:00
iOS 8.3 beta 3 Now Available

iOS 8.3 beta 3 Now Available

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10:00
Xcode 6.3 beta 3 with Swift 1.2 Now Available

Xcode 6.3 beta 3 with Swift 1.2 Now Available

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10:00
Xcode 6.3 beta 3 with Swift 1.2 Now Available

Xcode 6.3 beta 3 with Swift 1.2 Now Available

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10:00
OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 (14D98g) Now Available

OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 (14D98g) Now Available

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10:00
OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 (14D98g) Now Available

OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 (14D98g) Now Available

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10:00
OS X Server 4.1 Developer Preview (14S1062i) Now...

OS X Server 4.1 Developer Preview (14S1062i) Now Available

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10:00
OS X Server 4.1 Developer Preview (14S1062i) Now...

OS X Server 4.1 Developer Preview (14S1062i) Now Available

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09:57
Apple Seeds Third iOS 8.3 Beta to Developers

Apple today seeded the third beta of iOS 8.3 to developers, more than two weeks after seeding the second iOS 8.3 beta and more than a month after releasing the first iOS 8.3 beta. Today's third beta release comes just days after the public launch of iOS 8.2, which included support for the Apple Watch.

The beta, build 12F5047f, is available as an over-the-air download and through the iOS Developer Center. Apple has also released Xcode 6.3 beta 3.

Though iOS 8.2 introduced Apple Watch support, it brought only minor bug fixes and security updates to the operating system. iOS 8.3 brings more consumer-facing updates, like a new emoji picker and all new diversified emoji and skin tone modifiers. It...

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09:57
Apple releases iOS 8.3 beta 3 for developers

 

Apple has just seeded a new developer build of iOS 8.3. The beta can be downloaded on Apple’s developer website. iOS 8.3 beta 2 was released just over two weeks ago.

Previous betas of iOS 8.3 have shown that the release will include new features like wireless CarPlay, more diverse Emojis, a new Emoji keyboard for input, tweaked login for Google services as well as support for Apple Pay in China. You can find details of these changes in our previous coverage.

We will update this post with any changes found in the new seed …

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09:49
iFixit’s 2015 MacBook teardowns highlight Force...

If the new Retina MacBook's port situation makes you upset, never fear—Apple released new MacBook Airs and a new Retina MacBook Pro on Monday, too. We've got these laptops in for review now, but in the meantime, looking at iFixit's teardowns of both machines is a good way to learn more about them.

Neither laptop has been redesigned, but the Retina MacBook Pro picks up the new Force Touch trackpad that Apple created for the Retina MacBook. The new trackpad doesn't actually "click" the way that the trackpads in the Airs and older Pros do; to save space in the new MacBook design, Apple created a trackpad that doesn't physically move. According to iFixit, the trackpad combines four "springy mounts" with Apple's "taptic engine." These components create...

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09:46
Apple ID errors end, lost sales for App Store,...

The Great Apple ID Snafu of 2015 is over.

And it apparently cost Apple about US$25 million in lost sales revenue.

Over the course of a 12-hour outage between Tuesday and Wednesday, Apple’s iTunes Store and App Store were down due to a DNS error. During this time, users couldn’t purchase apps, songs, movies or books. It took Apple 12 hours to get their systems up and running again, costing the company about US$25 million in lost sales.

Apple customers weren’t able to connect to the iTunes Store, App Store, Mac App Store, iBookstore, or iCloud for about half of Wednesday thanks to the internal problem. Apple commented on...

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09:42
Apple's all-new MacBook draws taunts from Asus...

While many in the media are enamored with Apple's latest thin-and-light notebook, competing PC makers haven't been so kind, taking to Twitter to ridicule Apple's offering for not being the slimmest, cheapest, or highest-resolution on the market.

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09:39
Seven of Apple's Biometric Patents Surface...

On March 12, 2015, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published a series of seven Biometric related patent applications from Apple. The patents cover a wide range of technical features related to credential verification processes that are used in relation to Apple's Touch ID, Apple Pay, unlocking redacted documents and much more.

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09:35
Poll: Which MacBook are you? Space Gray, Silver or...

If you are like us, probably the toughest decision you are facing this year is figuring out which new Retina MacBook color you will be getting. The buying process otherwise is more like buying an iPad than a Mac with only 2 speed/storage models.

Will you match your Space Gray iPad and iPhone and now Apple Watch? Or, will you sport the same silver of the Macs that actually do some real work? Will you go off the grid and show your lawyer/banker colleagues who is boss with the gold model?

It is a tough and important call because you WILL be judged – you can’t just embarrassingly hide a MacBook in a wallet case like my Gold iPhone.  You’ve had a few days to mull it over. So what’s it going to be?

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09:30
First ResearchKit apps see thousands of signups

During Monday's Apple event, the company announced ResearchKit, an open-source framework for developers to use in creating medical research apps. Tuesday morning, Stanford University researchers found out that over 11,000 people had signed up for a cardiovascular study that is one of the first public uses of the tool.

Interviewed by Bloomberg, medical director of Stanford University Cardiovascular Health Alan Yeung noted that "To get 10,000 people enrolled in a medical study normally, it would take a year  and 50 medical centers around the country. That's the power of the phone."

That's not the only success story - a team at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai had ore than 2,500 people enroll and consent to participate in an asthma study, and the Michael J....

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09:07
Rumor: Apple to incorporate Intel chips in next-gen...

It might be Intel’s turn to be part of the iPhone architecture.

Sources have stated that Apple will reportedly turn to Intel’s new XMM 7360 LTE modem when it launches a special next-generation iPhone model in 2016, suggesting the company is looking to diversify baseband chip suppliers.

Intel’s fast wireless modem, which debuted earlier this month at Mobile World Congress, will be used in an upcoming iPhone variant targeted for release in emerging markets like Asia and Latin America.

The report claims Apple engineers have been traveling “for months” to Intel’s LTE chip research and development offices in Munich, Germany to work on the project. Intel acquired...

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09:00
Sway Use Case series #1: Educator Sways

Sway makes it easy for you to create and share an interactive and multimedia-rich canvas that brings your ideas to life. It’s been amazing to see the variety of Sways created by educators, students, travelers, hobbyists, small business employees and more to share their passions, stories and expertise. This blog series is all about highlighting great examples of Sways across a variety of different scenarios.

In today’s blog, we’ll celebrate a number of interesting ways that educators are using Sway. Educators are always looking for new, easy-to-use tools to liven up the classroom and enhance the quality of their teaching. Sway is helping teachers engage their students, parents, and other teachers in exciting new ways—all while saving time and helping them focus on the important work they do in and around the classroom. Here are some highlights:

Swaying students with an interactive lesson and study guide

Alex Smilovitis (@mistersmilo) has been creating a number...

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09:00
9to5Toys Lunch Break: Retina iMac $2,250 w/ .edu,...

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:

Best Buy 1 Day Sale: iPad mini 3 16GB WiFi $340,...

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09:00
Students discover the power of the collective...

Students across the country are discovering the transformative power of their combined actions through OneNote’s Collective Project. Last fall, the OneNote team realized that many students today are energized to create positive change in the world. But with little or no income and limited free time, they are ill-equipped to do so. The OneNote Team wanted to show students that their ideas, passions and collaborative efforts could result in actions that change the world. The OneNote Collective Project was born out of a need to recognize those students and rally their community to help them in their cause by using tools such as OneNote to achieve their goal using collaboration.

We combed college campuses across the U.S. and interviewed amazing students to find those whose ideas and causes could be an inspirational spark to everyone else. All of the students we are highlighting exemplify generosity of spirit by setting aside their individual goals and agendas in favor of the...

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09:00
Office 365 Developer Podcast: Episode 037 on ng-conf...

In this episode Jeremy Thake talks to Dan Wahlin and Andrew Connell about ng-conf last week and our news on our Office 365 APIs supporting CORS.

http://officeblogspodcastswest.blob.core.windows.net/podcasts/EP37.mp3

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08:59
iFixit tears down 2015 13-inch MacBook Pro, explores...

If you were curious as to the components of the recently upgraded 13-inch MacBook, iFixit’s got your answers.

On Monday, Apple’s 13-inch MacBook Pro received an update alongside a refreshed MacBook Air lineup and with it gets the new Force Touch trackpad that Apple debuted on its brand new 12-inch MacBook this week. The trackpad doesn’t actually push in like previous generations, but it provides enough haptic feedback to provide a similar and reportedly improved experience. Here’s what was discovered in the teardown:

The new “Taptic Engine” is powered by an array of electromagnets that rapidly push and pull against a metal rail...

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08:56
Opinion: Why I think the Apple Watch marketing so...

In the run up to the Spring Forward event, many people were expecting to see a lengthy exposition of the Apple Watch, to clarify confusion and offer a clean explanation as to how this product plays an essential role in people’s lives. What transpired was not that, at all. Apple’s event was a grab-bag procession of various product announcements, from Mac to Apple TV, concluding with a review of Watch features alongside pricing and availability details.

It did not help consolidate the vision for the Watch. Apple’s messaging for this product is almost the same as it was back in September. The company has not succinctly provided a reason for the Watch’s existence.

That’s not to say it doesn’t have one. I think the Watch is a great product with a good sales trajectory ahead of it, especially the $349 Sport models. The marketing aspects are lacking, so far. The Watch does not have clearly...

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08:54
Deals: 13" MacBook Pros now start at just $1,...

New MacBooks from Apple this week have triggered aggressive price drops on the mid-2014 models they replace. Meanwhile, readers have an opportunity to win a free MacBook Air and take advantage of a pair of exclusive offers on both 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pros, many of which include free portable optical drives and Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Pro headphones.

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08:54
IDC: Apple's iPad shipments could shrink to 60M...

The iPad's share of the international tablet market will likely shrink again in 2015, falling from 27.6 percent to 25.6 percent year-over-year, according to a five-year forecast issued on Thursday by research firm IDC.

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08:31
How the Apple Watch copies Samsung and why you need...

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08:27
The Apple Watch is flirting with feature-bloat,...

If I were Tim Cook right now, I wouldn’t be worrying about Apple Watch sales potential. Oh, it will sell. The new TV spot is inspiring, and the stainless steel polish on these watches looks fan-frigging-amazing. Add in Apple’s trademark surprise-and-delight, and all signs point to long lines on launch day.

No, if I were Tim Cook, I’d be more concerned about people using the Watch than buying the Watch. This thing is packed silly with features, and far too many of them have been borrowed from the catalog of smartwatch failures.

Does a smartwatch really need a full suite of fitness features? Certainly not if they just add to the noise.

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08:17
Thousands have signed up for Apple’s ResearchKit

Bloomberg:

Stanford University researchers were stunned when they awoke Tuesday to find that 11,000 people had signed up for a cardiovascular study using Apple Inc.’s ResearchKit, less than 24 hours after the iPhone tool was introduced.

“To get 10,000 people enrolled in a medical study normally, it would take a year and 50 medical centers around the country,” said Alan Yeung, medical director of Stanford Cardiovascular Health. “That’s the power of the phone.”

As the article points out, there are some concerns regarding the people who would get involved but, overall, the research community seems very excited about the present and future possibilities.

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08:09
Teardown of Apple's new 13" MacBook Pro...

The new "Force Touch" trackpad Apple introduced for its notebooks earlier this week has begun to arrive in consumers' hands in the refreshed 13-inch MacBook Pro, and a teardown of that device shows off the trackpad's construction while shedding light on storage technology shared between the company's computers.

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08:00
Eyefi mobiPRO Wi-Fi SD Card and Cloud service...

Eyefi mobiPRO Wi-Fi SD Card. Photo by Steve Sande ©2015, All Rights Reserved

I’ve tested a number of Eyefi’s Wi-Fi SD cards in my DSLRs over the years, and the product — in terms of hardware, software, and services - just keeps getting better. Today I’m highlighting Eyefi’s new mobiPRO Wi-Fi SD card (US$99.99, on sale through March 15 for $59.99), which I find to be the most useful Eyefi card ever.

As with all of the Eyefi products over the years, the focus is on the SD card that serves not only as a standard storage device for the images and videos you shoot with your digital camera, but as a wireless connection to the world as well.

With 32 GB of Class 10 SDHC storage, the mobiPRO can carry a number of high-resolution images in JPEG or RAW formats, as well as any video shot with your digital camera. But it’s what you can do with those images and video, your iPhone, iPad or Mac, and the Eyefi Cloud Service...

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07:51
Stanford's ResearchKit app gained more users in...

Apple’s attempt to revolutionize medical studies appears off to a strong start. Just one day after the company released the first five apps using the new ResearchKit framework, 11,000 iPhone users signed up for one of the studies.

Stanford Researchers were amazed at the response for the MyHeart Counts app that studies heart health by measuring a user’s daily activity, fitness level, and other factors. “To get 10,000 people enrolled in a medical study normally, it would take a year,” Alan Yeung, medical director of Stanford Cardiovascular Health, told Bloomberg Business.

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07:34
Get Hyperion Enterprise to Run on Windows 2008 64 bit

Hyperion Enterprise is still a 32-bit app. So to get it to run in IIS, you’ll need to make sure that 32 bit apps can run in those containers. To enable 32-bit apps in IIS, run the following command (assuming that IIS is installed in the default location and that your Windows directory is C:\Windows:

C:\Windows\system32\inetsrv\appcmd set config - section:applicationPools - applicationPoolDefaults.enable32BitAppOnWin64:true

If you need to undo this for any reason, simply run the following from a Windows command prompt:

C:\Windows\system32\inetsrv\appcmd set config - section:applicationPools - applicationPoolDefaults.enable32BitAppOnWin64:true

Note: You’ll obviously need to be an admin (or elevate your privileges) to run these commands.

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07:28
With Apple Watch en route, Apple Stores give Jawbone...

Apple keeps whittling down the number of fitness trackers in its retail stores as it makes way for the Apple Watch.

The latest victims are Jawbone’s Up24 fitness band and Nike’s Fuelband, which have disappeared from Apple Store shelves in several major cities according to Re/code. Apple has also removed a wrist-worn heart rate monitor from Mio, but continues to sell Jawbone’s clip-on Up Move fitness tracker.

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07:20
Apple online outage impacts retail outlets in US,...

The extended outage of Apple's online services on Wednesday appears to have impacted not just its online stores, but also its retail outlets, which suffered problems conducting basic business operations.

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07:17
Tablet growth slowing to single digits in the coming...

Following the first year-over-year decline in worldwide tablet shipments in the fourth quarter of 2014 (4Q14), the IDC research group (www.idc.com) has scaled back its five year forecast for the product category.

Worldwide shipments are expected to reach 234.5 million units in 2015, a modest year-over-year increase of 2.1% from 2014. Although the outlook has been tempered, IDC still expects low but positive growth for the market in the years to come as demand in the commercial sector increases, and as Microsoft slowly gains a foothold.

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07:14
iPad Seen as 'Weakest Link' in Stagnating...

IDC on Thursday reduced its five year forecast for worldwide tablet shipments following the tablet market's first year-over-year decline in the fourth quarter. The research firm estimates that 234.5 million tablets will be shipped during 2015, representing marginal growth of 2.1% from 2014.

Android is expected to remain the market leader among platforms throughout the course of the forecast, whereas the iPad is predicted to be the "weakest link" and see its volume share of the market continue to decline in 2015. IDC believes that iOS will drop from its present 27.6% market share to 23% through 2019.

The research firm also estimates that Microsoft could see its worldwide tablet market share nearly triple from 5.1% today to 14.1% market...

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06:56
Opinion: Are we bidding farewell to MagSafe, and...

When Apple unveiled the new 12-inch MacBook with just a single port (plus a headphone socket), it was doing not just one radical thing, but a few. Reducing a machine to just one port was the first; dropping MagSafe was the second.

MagSafe has been one of the key features of MacBooks since it was first introduced by Apple in 2006. It is still highlighted on Apple’s website as one of the key design features of both the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air.

MacBook Air offers innovations you won’t find anywhere else — like the MagSafe 2 power connector, which breaks cleanly away from the notebook if you accidentally trip over the power cord...

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06:10
The significance of Apple’s China-focused rollout

Good insight into the obvious value Apple sees in growing their Chinese presence. Very interesting.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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06:03
The Good News about the CIA Targeting Apple

The latest revelation from Edward Snowden’s trove of confidential documents shows that the CIA has long been targeting Apple, along with other major technology companies. Security analyst Rich Mogull explains why average users don’t need to worry, and why this news is actually good.

 

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06:00
Fitness wearables vanish from Apple's stores

Yeah, those aren't Nike+ FuelBands. Those are iPods. 

Well that's understandable. Now that Apple has announced sales dates for this fitness-focused Watch, rival wearables are disappearing from its stores. Recode notes that the company is no longer selling the Nike+ FuelBand and Jawbone UP, among others, in retail stores and online. 

Our take on the news

Well, yeah. Burger King doesn't sell Big Macs. 

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06:00
First look: Facetune makers take aim at Photoshop...

Facetune is a fixture on the App Store’s top 20 paid apps list, currently sitting at No. 11. It has thousands of rave reviews, because it does something that a lot of people want, which is to fix insecurities. The app smooths out your skin, removes blemishes, whitens teeth, applies makeup, fills in bald spots, and generally makes you look like a Glamour Shots version of yourself.

It can seem a little silly, but the engine behind Facetune is incredibly powerful, and the app’s fans claim it rivals Photoshop for editing images. But, as its moniker suggests, Facetune is designed just to enhance photos of your face. So for its follow-up, Facetune developer Lightricks is back with what it hopes will be another big hit: Enlight for iOS, which launched today.

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05:53
The new MacBook USB-C connection options

Here’s the details on connecting the new, single port, MacBook Pro to a variety of peripherals.

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05:50
Tablet adoption in commercial segment to drive...

According to figures published by the IDC research group (www.idc.com), the commercial tablet market will reach more than 11 million units by 2019 in Western Europe, achieving more than 130% growth. Tablets continue to represent a significant opportunity for device makers in the coming years.

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05:32
Apple invents A High-End iPhone Docking Station with...

Every once and a while Apple's engineering teams take a crack at inventing Apple's next docking station. In 2012 Apple invented an inductive charging dock and in 2014 two dock station inventions surfaced regarding lightning connector based docks that featured a flexible dock connector. Today, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals yet another docking station invention that's a little more elaborate.

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05:16
This is the Apple Watch I will wear
05:15
Kool Tools: Cobra Squeeze

Booq's Cobra squeeze is a great pack for the corporate commuter. Its slim and uniquely contoured design is packed with storage options including 13 compartments for optimal organization inside and out, and also features sustainable material that provides weatherproof and rugged protection.

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05:00
New MacBook: Computing Rethought


The Apple Watch may have dominated Apple's Spring Forward event earlier this week, but an unexpected new MacBook could herald the future of mobile computing. It will be available April 10, both online and at Apple retail stores and select authorized resellers. Thinness, lightness and tomorrow's technology are its salient features. Its 12-inch Retina display is 0.88 mm thick, and the MacBook itself is 24 percent thinner than the 11-inch MacBook Air. Its keyboard is 34 percent thinner.

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04:44
Fanurio 3.1 released for the Mac

Fanurio Time Tracking (http://www.fanuriotimetracking.com) has announced Fanurio 3.1, a new version of its cross-platform desktop application.

It allows you to track time, manage projects, and invoice their clients, so that they can get paid for their work. Version 3.1 adds new features and improvements, including an import module for iBiz, the time-tracking and billing solution developed by IGG Software that's been discontinued.

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04:34
Microsoft Remote Desktop 8.0.14 - Connect to Windows...

With Microsoft Remote Desktop, you can connect to a remote PC and your work resources from almost anywhere. Experience the power of Windows with RemoteFX in a Remote Desktop client designed to help you get your work done wherever you are.

Features:

  • Access to remote resources through the Remote Desktop Gateway
  • Secure connection to your data and applications with breakthrough Network Layer Authentication (NLA) technology
  • Simple management of all remote connections from the connection center
  • High quality video and sound streaming with improved compression and bandwidth usage
  • Easy connection to multiple monitors or projectors for presentations
  • Print from Windows applications to any printer configured on your Mac
  • Access local files on your Mac from your Windows applications



Version 8.0.14:

  • Support of TLS 1.2
  • NTLM v2 support added for remote resources...

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04:06
Apple Advances their Synchronized, Interactive...

In 2011 we posted a detailed patent application report titled "Apple Developing Applications for Smart Transparent Displays." In November ...

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04:03
DEVONthink Pro 2.8.4 - Knowledge base, information...

Save 10% with our exclusive coupon code: MACUPDATE10

DEVONthink Pro is your essential assistant for today's world, where almost everything is digital. From shopping receipts to important research papers, your life often fills your hard drive in the form of emails, PDFs, Word documents, multimedia files and more. Questions eventually pop up, like where do you store all of this stuff? How do you organize these very different file types, and even better, how do you find the exact file you're looking for the second you need it? It's almost as if you need a second brain just to keep your digital life straight.

DEVONthink is the solution to the digital age conundrum. It is your second brain, the one and only database for all your digital files, be they PDFs, emails, Word docs or even multimedia files. Boasting a refined artificial...

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03:23
Will your new MacBook crash to the ground without...

Perhaps we should have read it as an omen that the MagSafe 2 adapter for older, original MagSafe connectors was listed as discontinued on the Apple Store in the U.S. and Canada last week. It’s back in stock this week, but MagSafe’s future in new Mac laptops is uncertain with the revelation of the single-port MacBook. With just a USB-C connection for power, data, and display, MagSafe may be on its way to sing with the choir invisible.

That’s a shame because Apple has retrained people of all ages, and perhaps some animals, to not worry about Mac laptop power cables. Go ahead! Stand on it, trip over it, yank it—the force of the smallest effort pulls it free.

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03:08
Apple investigating iPhone dock with integrated...

A patent application published on Thursday reveals Apple's interest in a docking solution for iPhone and iPad that supports multiple accessories and incorporates a display, advanced gesture controls, wireless communications and even inductive charging.

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02:57
Apple's Invention Regarding the Creation of New...

During Monday's Special Spring Forward Apple Event we learned a little more about the Apple Watch which is launching on April 24, 2015. We specifically learned more about the new customized metal alloys that will provide the Apple Watch with such value. Apple states that ...

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02:53
TechTool Pro 8.0.1 - Hard drive and system repair-...

TechTool Pro 8 is the most robust hardware diagnostic tool available for Macintosh. Easy to use for both home users and professionals, TechTool Pro utilizes full 64-bit compatibility to keep your Mac running at its best. TechTool Pro 8 brings with it some of the deepest hardware testing yet - testing components on your motherboard that no other utility can access. You can now test the sensors and fans on your Mac, along with the battery if you're using a Mac laptop. In addition, we've now integrated Protogo, so that you can create your own custom test drives for out in the field.

You can now take it with youstrong> - The portability of TechTool Protogo is now included with every copy of TechTool Pro. TechTool Protogo allows you to create a bootable diagnostic device that contains TechTool Pro and all of its most powerful tools as well as any of your own utilities you may wish to install. You can then use this device to boot, check,...

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01:00
OneNote for iPhone note previews and OneNote for Mac...

Today’s post was written by Anav Silverman program manager on the OneNote team.

Today, we are releasing updates to OneNote for iPhone that introduce note previews and notebook re-ordering; and OneNote for Mac that deliver enhanced notebook sharing features. In addition, we recently released an exciting update to the OneNote Clipper for Mac and Windows desktop.

OneNote for iPhone–note previews and notebook re-ordering

Note previews are especially handy when you are on the go and need to a find a specific note in a pinch. With a quick glance at your page list, or your Recent Notes list, you can scan snippets of your notes, including visual content like photos and handwriting, which...

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00:00
Apple's 'Force Touch' Trackpad Fools...

At its "Spring Forward" event on Monday, Apple announced a brand-new MacBook and updated 13-inch MacBook Pros with a fully redesigned trackpad called the Force Touch trackpad.

Like on the Apple Watch, Force Touch allows the device to distinguish between a light press and a deep press, opening up new methods for interaction. For example, while a light press could be a simple click, a deep press while browsing in Safari could bring up a Wikipedia entry in a pop-up window.

The Force Touch trackpad on the MacBook and new MacBook Pros achieves this through a total reinvention of the way the trackpad works. Apple ditched the "diving board" structure of older trackpads for a new design with four sensors, called Force Sensors.

These Force Sensors allow the user to...

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Wednesday March 11

21:08
HyperDock 1.5.1 - Select windows by hovering over a...

HyperDock adds long awaited features to your Dock:

  • Preview and select windows and tabs just by moving the mouse on a Dock item.
  • Use shortcuts to quickly open new windows and documents with a simple mouse click.
  • Improve your workflow by using advanced window management features like Window Snapping.



Version 1.5.1:

  • Workaround a bug in the most recent Spotify version (1.0.1.1060.gc75ebdfd) that causes HyperDock to crash. (This temporarily disables the special preview until there's fixed Spotify update available. Here's a workaround for the meantime.)
  • Improved stability



  • OS X 10.9 or later



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20:59
Autopano Giga 4.0 - Stitch multiple images (release...

Autopano Giga allows you to stitch 2, 20, or 2,000 images.

Version 3.0 integrates impressive new features that will definitely make you adopt Autopano Pro or Autopano Giga:

  • Choose between 9 projection modes the one that best suits your image, including Little-Planet, Panini, Hammer, Mirror Ball, Orthographic and more.
  • Edit your panoramas with an exceptional efficiency: the panorama editor is now real-time and pixel accurate. The ergonomics have been totally revamped, so that all tools take advantage of the real-time editor.
  • Use the Preview mode to get an instant visualization of your final panorama, before even rendering it. You can keep this mode on when you use all the tools of the panorama editor.
  • Manually remove the ghosts in the overlapping areas in an instant thanks to the Mask tool. Also very useful to remove the tripod, or get rid of anything in your panorama (Autopano Giga only).



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19:21
Apple Inc. has acquired 26 firms in 15 months while...

Riding high the day after detailing a series of new products at its Spring Forward event, Apple's chief executive Tim Cook recapped the company's progress at its annual shareholder meeting on Tuesday, with a particular focus on acquisitions, partnerships and achieving the kind of diversity that reflects the company's growing, global audience of employees and customers.

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19:02
Banks ING and OCBC launch new apps with support for...

Dutch bank ING and Singapore's OCBC Bank recently integrated Touch ID compatibility to their respective iOS apps, marking the first time Apple's fingerprint recognition system has been used to protect mobile banking apps in those countries.

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19:02
Swatch Co-Inventor Predicts Apple Will Bring an...

MojoKid writes It seems that these days everything Apple touches turns to gold, hence why the company was able to post an $18 billion profit for its fiscal first quarter of 2015. Be that as it may, can Apple popularize the smartwatch market as others have been unable to do so far? Not only is that the expectation, but according to Swatch watch co-inventor Elmar Mock, Apple is going to bring about an "Ice Age" to the Swiss watch market. Elmar noted that he expects the Apple Watch to quickly reach sales of 20 million to 30 million units per year. For the sake of comparison, Switzerland exported 28.6 million watches in 2014, none of them with smart capabilities. "Apple will succeed quickly. It will put a lot of pressure on the traditional watch industry and jobs in Switzerland...I do expect an Ice Age coming toward us," Elmar said. Analysts for Barclays noted to investors that the Apple Watch launch could result in a 6 percent annual decline in Swatch Group AG's revenue. To keep up...

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18:30
Daily Deals for March 11, 2015, featuring MacPhun...

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

AWT's Daily Deals

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

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

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17:54
Apple removing Jawbone and Nike fitness bands from...

Ahead of the April 24th launch of its first wearable, Apple has started removing competing health and fitness products from its retail stores. Re/code reports that the company is pulling fitness bands from Nike and Jawbone from its shelves.

It’s not the first time Apple has stopped selling a product to avoid competition. Last year the retailer removed Bose products from its stores after the NFL banned Apple-owned...

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17:40
Apple is Working with Intel on a New Special...

Back in January 2013 we posted a report titled "Apple Preparing Low Cost iPhone for Emerging Markets." We noted that there were rumors out of Asia's supply chain claiming that Apple was working on a low-cost version of the iPhone aimed at emerging markets with China being Apple's first focus. New information surfacing yesterday now supports the initial rumor.

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17:35
Pad & Quill introduces line of Apple Watch...

iOS accessory maker Pad & Quill has introduced its line of Apple Watch accessories. The lineup includes the Luxury Pocket Stand (69.99), which doubles as a watch stand and a charger, and the Roll Up Kit ($49.99). You can get both of the aforementioned items in the Luxury Travel Kit and the Luxury Travel Pouch (each $119.99).

As with Pad & Quill’s other products, these handmade Apple Watch accessories are available in a selection of wood and leather finishes. You can...

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It seems like this month has been pretty big for wrestling. First Wrestlemania, then 2K has announces that they're releasing  WWE 2K for iOS. It's a simulation-based WWE game where you'll get to play with several WWE superstars such as John Cena, ... | Read more »
How the Apple Watch Could Change the Fac...
The Apple Watch is still a ways out, but my previous musings on the wearable’s various features got me thinking: what might it be like a year after launch? Two years? Five years? What if it becomes a symbiotic part of the iOS framework to the point... | Read more »
Pie In The Sky: A Pizza Odyssey (Games)
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Chosen Gives Hopeful Singers, Songwriter...
If YouTube videos and reality TV shows like The Voice have taught us one thing, it’s that there are a lot of people out there who are anxious to show the world their talents. And if they’ve taught us a second thing, it’s that there’s an almost... | Read more »
Android's Popular OfficeSuite Now A...
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