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The iPhone Upgrade Program is all about keeping you...

New iPhones, new iPads, new Apple TV—there wasn’t a lot in this week’s Apple event that wasn’t expected, save perhaps the fine details of implementation here and there. But it’s always interesting when there’s something that wasn’t telegraphed, and this time around that surprise was a brief mention of a new initiative from Apple towards the end of the presentation: The iPhone Upgrade Program

This isn’t the first time Apple has tried to put its own spin on the phone-buying process, but it might be the company’s best attempt at doing so, and it points to an overriding philosophy where Apple wants to control as much of your experience as possible. 

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Hands On: Apple's latest iPhone 6s and 6s Plus...

Apple latest "s" iPhone revamp--as it has every odd-numbered year since 2009's iPhone 3Gs--introduces a variety of significant changes under the hood without the device being readily discernibly different on the outside. iPhone 6s is faster, takes better pictures (including animated Live Photos), and delivers a deep new "3D Touch" interaction layer.

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AWT News Update: September 11, 2015

A little bit of news for our listeners and viewers on this lovely late summer Friday afternoon:

  • Apple begins taking pre-orders for the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus tomorrow morning at 12:01 AM PT/3:01 AM ET. Order early and often!
  • Activision announces three titles for the new Apple TV
  • Hey Siri is going to require a bit more training under iOS 9
  • What happens in Russia, stays in Russia... especially if it's on iCloud

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Apple tapped Hermes for Apple Watch collaboration...

In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Apple design chief Jony Ive revealed the company reached out to Hermes over a potential Apple Watch partnership before the device was unveiled last year, a project ultimately undertaken by the French luxury brand's artistic director Pierre-Alexis Dumas.

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iDefrag 5.0.1 - Disk defragmentation and...

iDefrag helps defragment and optimize your disk for improved performance. Features include:

  • Supports HFS and HFS+ (Mac OS Extended).
  • Supports case sensitive and journaled filesystems.
  • Supports adaptive hot file clustering ("Hot Zone").
  • Four powerful defragmentation algorithms:
    • Compact data, moving all free space to one place.
    • Optimize filesystem metadata.
    • On-line defragmentation.
    • Defragment whilst your disk is mounted.
    • Advanced programmable optimization.
    • Rearrange your disk the way you want.
  • B-Tree metadata file compaction/optimization support.
  • High-performance user-defined file classification engine.
  • Per-block and accurate whole disk display.
  • Detailed statistics so you know whether you need to optimize.
  • Inspector allows you to view details of individual extents/files.
  • Quickly jump to specific files to...
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Sublime Text 3095 - Sophisticated text editor for...

Sublime Text is a sophisticated text editor for code, markup, and prose. You'll love the slick user interface, extraordinary features, and amazing performance.

Goto Anything. Use Goto Anything to open files with only a few keystrokes, and instantly jump to symbols, lines, or words. Triggered with ⌘P, it is possible to:

  • Type part of a file name to open it.
  • Type @ to jump to symbols, # to search within the file, and : to go to a line number.

These shortcuts can be combined, so tp@rf may take you to a function read_file within a file text_parser.py. Similarly, tp:100 would take you to line 100 of the same file.

Multiple Selections. Make ten changes at the same time, not one change ten times. Multiple selections allow you to interactively change many lines at once, rename variables with ease, and manipulate files faster than ever. Try pressing ⇧⌘L to split the selection into lines and...

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Samsung to Copy Apple News with Euro-Centric UPDAY...

Today we're learning that Copycat Samsung has announced that they've gone into high gear, partnering with European publisher Axel Springer to launch ...

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Protect your iPhone, save your money: Poetic’s sub-$...

If you don’t want to spend $50 for a case every time Apple announces a new device, you still have great options: cases with comparable quality are available for much less money if you do your research. One of the best brands for that is Poetic, maker of an Apple Watch stand we loved, and today the company has released brand new, sub-$20 iPhone 6s and 6s Plus cases called Revolution and ...

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How, when, and where to preorder the iPhone 6s and...

It seems like just yesterday that Apple announced the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus with 3D Touch, 12-megapixel iSight cameras, and Live Photos. Oh, wait, it was the day before yesterday. Well preorders for the pair of phones begin tonight (or, on the East Coast, very, very early in the morning). We hope you don’t have to work on Saturday.

Apple’s website isn’t the only place you can preorder a new phone. The Apple Store app for iOS is often a faster and smoother way to place an order, in our experience, and Apple recommends that route, too. The major four carriers are also fighting to help you buy an iPhone (and sign up for one of their wireless plans). Usually big-box retailers like Best Buy and Target are on board with early orders, but for now they only have “coming soon” landing pages.


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Comparing U.S. iPhone Plan Costs in a Contract-Free...

Cellular contracts are going away in the United States, and you might have to bear the full retail price of your next iPhone, or sign up for an installment plan. Josh Centers and Adam Engst dig through the maze of numbers to tell you what that means for your next iPhone purchase and mobile phone plan.


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Everything you need to know before preordering Apple...

Apple's iPhone 6s and 6s Plus will go up for preorders in just a few hours, at 12:01 a.m. Pacific, or 3:01 a.m. Eastern. To help, AppleInsider has compiled a checklist so you can snag your phone of choice on launch day.

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Adam Scott, Michael Peña, and Siri star in new...

Update: VW appears to have set the video to private now.

Volkswagen has released a new ad on its YouTube channel featuring actors Adam Scott and Michael Peña using CarPlay through VW’s “App-Connect” system. In the spot, the two men attempt to resolve a conflict using Siri to read text messages and look up locations. Peña also dives into the CarPlay home screen to pull up Spotify.

App-Connect is Volkswagen’s branding for its CarPlay and Android Auto integration, though this ad focuses solely on the iOS-compatible features. You can watch it below.

Filed under: iOS, iOS Devices Tagged: CarPlay, Siri ...

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3D Touch Brings Trackpad Shortcut to iPhone 6s...

Apple introduced the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus with several new features this week, one of the most significant being 3D Touch. The pressure-sensing technology enables iPhone users to perform additional multi-touch gestures called "Peek" and "Pop" to access Quick Action shortcut menus or preview content within apps.

Apple added a 3D Touch page to its website earlier this week with some examples of what Peek and Pop gestures can be used for, including previewing emails and websites, viewing photos you've taken while taking new ones, quickly accessing your contacts, taking a selfie, quick compose and more.

One of the more useful actions that 3D Touch makes possible is pressing the iPhone screen to turn the on-screen keyboard into a virtual trackpad (pictured on left).One press turns your keyboard into a trackpad...

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Finally, iOS 9.1 brings the emojis we've always...

iOS 9.1 is in the hands of beta testers now, less than a week away from the release of iOS 9.0. One of the key "features" of iOS 9.1 will be a new set of emojis from Unicode 7.0 and Unicode 8.0. Yay!

Whether it's the new taco and hot dog emojis, or the ever-popular middle finger gesture (AKA the "I'm just pointing out your lack of driving skills" gesture), or maybe the new nerd face, you'll be able to express your opinions to all of your friends online with just a tap or click. It's sad that the glasses on the "nerd face" are not taped together at the bridge...

I can already see that I will be a huge fan of the...

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The Week in iPhone Cases: The first iPhone 6s and 6s...

...plus screen protectors, clear cases, and more!

This week’s roundup of new iPhone cases features an all-weather solution from Griffin, a cool alternative from Verus, a wallet from Spigen, and many more options for the brand new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus!

If you’re planning on upgrading from an iPhone 6 to an iPhone 6s, there’s a good chance your existing case may already fit. Just check with the manufacturer’s website first to make sure. 

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With iOS 9, 'Hey Siri' gains a new setup...

Starting with next week's launch of iOS 9, users will be prompted to speak a series of commands once enabling "Hey Siri," making the intelligent personal assistant more adept at understanding a person's unique voice.

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5 things Apple really got right in Apple TV 4’s tvOS...

Apple TV’s user interface has been through more changes over the past 8 years than any other Apple OS — the rare Apple UI that has seen more major changes than the devices it runs on. As improbable as this might have seemed for a “hobby,” fixing the Apple TV was one of the last topics Apple’s CEO Steve Jobs discussed with biographer Walter Isaacson: “I finally cracked it,” Jobs said about an upcoming Apple TV UI. “It will have the simplest user interface you could imagine,” apparently indicating that complex remotes would be a thing of the past. But after Jobs passed away, the Apple TV received only a couple of modest tweaks — improvements, but modest nonetheless — as Jobs’ mysterious “simplest UI” apparently remained unused.

As an Apple TV user and fan, I’ve spent years waiting for this week’s introduction of the fourth-generation Apple TV, as much for improved hardware as the opportunity...

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Netflix Move Prompts Premature Antivirus Software...

Netflix reportedly is in the process of dumping its antivirus software and placing all its faith in an alternative solution to protect its more than 60 million subscribers from online nastiness, a move that prompted one pundit to pronounce the death of antivirus software yet again. Such dire pronouncements have been made for years, and they're likely to be made for many years to come. "Antivirus persists, so I think calling it dead is not prudent," said Jason Brvenik, the principal engineer in Cisco's Security Business Group.

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As Apple plans major AirPlay overhaul for iOS 9...

While Apple hasn’t detailed the changes publicly, the company is planning what appears to be a major, undocumented overhaul of its AirPlay protocol with iOS 9 that should make the framework for streaming video and audio content between devices a much smoother experience for both users and developers. It is, however, breaking many screen mirroring apps in the process and forcing developers to scramble to implement workarounds ahead of the launch of iOS 9 on Wednesday and the new Apple TV in the coming weeks.

Perhaps the best example of these apps is...

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Apple’s iPhone 6s/iPad Pro/Apple TV event is now...

If you haven’t caught Apple’s September keynote yet or just want an easy way to watch Apple unveil its latest and greatest products, you’re in luck as Apple has now made the stream available on YouTube.

Just two days ago Apple unveiled gold and rose gold Apple Watch Sports, the new Apple Watch Hermes collection, new Sport and Classic Buckle straps, the 12.9″ iPad Pro and an updated iPad mini 4, the all new Apple TV and tvOS, and the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.

Watch it all from beginning to end below:

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Apple Shares Full Video of Fall 'Hey Siri...

Two days after its jam-packed "Hey Siri" event that saw the debut of several new products, Apple has uploaded a full video of its presentation to its YouTube channel. The same video is also available on Apple's own event website.

Apple's "Hey Siri" event presentation was well-organized but fast-paced, as it covered the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, the iPad Pro and its Pencil/Smart Keyboard accessories, the iPad mini 4, the Apple TV, and several new Apple Watch products, from new Rose Gold/Gold finishes for the Apple Watch Sport to exclusive Hermés Apple Watch models.

Rumors have suggested Apple's big fall extravaganza will be its final event this year, meaning there won't be a second event in October as there has been in years past. Apple has, however, split its upcoming product releases up over September, October,...

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See all of the new animated emoji in watchOS 2 GM [...

Not to be outdone by iOS 9.1’s set of new emoji, watchOS 2 GM, released this past Wednesday following Apple’s press event, includes a little surprise of it’s own. Alongside a bunch of new watch face colors, dig into the animated emoji offered on the Apple Watch, and you’ll find 26 new options, ranging from faces sporting sunglasses, to sick faces, and even a few sets of clapping and fist bumping hands. Check out the gallery below to see them all in action:


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Hermès‎, Apple Watch and corporate branding on Apple...

Many people are freaking out over the Hermès‎ Apple Watch, as if it were the first time a non-Apple corporate logo had appeared on a consumer product. "Can you even imagine Steve Jobs approving of a Hermes-branded 'Apple' Watch?", Brian S. Hall asked on Twitter. Yes, actually. Because much stranger partnerships have happened. 

The HP iPod

The HP-branded iPod was announced in January of 2004 at CES. Initially available as a 4th generation iPod, the iPod+HP shipped with an HP logo on the back and was distributed and supported by HP (Apple did not support the iPod+HP). Eventually, HP-branded iPod photo, shuffle and mini were available. It was discontinued in...

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Apple Pencil Offers High Precision and Low Latency,...

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs famously dismissed the need for a stylus when introducing Multi-Touch on the original iPhone over eight years ago, touting the finger as the best pointing device in the world."Who wants a stylus? You have to get them, and put them away, and you lose them. Yuck. Nobody wants a stylus. So let’s not use a stylus."Macworld 2007 was quite awhile ago, however, and Apple on Wednesday ultimately reversed course and introduced the Apple Pencil for iPad Pro, which it refers to as a creative tool for scribbling, sketching, annotating and editing.

Apple Pencil features a pointed tip with highly responsive sensors that allow for precise input down to a single pixel. To achieve this, Apple engineered the Apple Pencil and iPad Pro display to work together to detect position, force and tilt.

For example, as seen in the video below, you can press lightly for a thinner stroke, or press harder for a darker...

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Sprint and T-Mobile remind you about their iPhone 6s...

If you’re looking to pick up an iPhone 6s for less than its $650 suggested price, Sprint and T-Mobile are eager to help.

Both wireless carriers are leasing the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus with monthly installment plans that are cheaper than those of AT&T and Verizon. They’ll also save you money over Apple’s new installment plan .

Here’s how it all breaks down:

T-Mobile Jump On Demand

With T-Mobile’s iPhone 6s deal, you pay $20 per month for the hardware with no money down, or $24 per month for the iPhone 6s Plus. After 18 months, you can either give the phone back to T-Mobile, or pay another $164 to buy the phone outright. (This would bring the total payment to $524, which is still $125 cheaper than full price). Either way, you’re free to leave T-Mobile at that point. You can also sign up for a new...

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SVALT D Performance Cooling Dock for Apple laptops

Thanks to SVALT for sponsoring The Loop this week. The SVALT D Performance Cooling Dock is for anyone requiring the best performance from their Apple laptops, and wanting to create the ultimate professional laptop workstation.

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9to5Toys Last Call: MFi braided nylon Lightning...

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Storm8's chief strategy officer is keen on iOS...

Terence Fung, chief strategy officer at the Storm8 mobile gaming network, is predicting big things for iOS 9 and the new Apple TV.

He told AppleWorld.Today that iOS 9's ReplayKit is a "great move" for Apple. Games can leverage ReplayKit to record video of their content, and allow the user to quickly edit the video within the app and share it online.

With ReplayKit, developers will be able to offer users the ability to screen record gameplay or other apps automatically or manually with a single tap. Users will then be able to share recorded content through an iOS share sheet directly to social networks and video sharing sites. Apple pauses all incoming notifications and anything that might ruin the gameplay video experience, and only users will have access to the recorded videos.

"ReplayKit is another...

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iOS 9.1 beta brings a taco emoji to iPhones at long...

iOS 9 isn’t even officially out, but already Apple is seeding the iOS 9.1 beta to developers and the public. The most exciting new feature by far is new emojis, including a taco, burrito, cheese wedge, unicorn, and a middle finger.

And it’s about time. If emojis are eventually going to replace words as our preferred communication mode, they need to get more expressive. We need more food types, more hand gestures, and more animals to fully convey our emotions. (Still no avocado though—what gives?)

OK, OK, so maybe you’re not into emoji. The iOS 9.1 beta also brings support for the iPad Pro’s Smart Keyboard and Apple Pencil, plus the ability to provide Siri with voice examples so she always understands you....

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Lightning strikes: Apple TV, Apple Pencil double...

The announcement of the new reversible USB-C port, and its subsequent embrace by Apple in the 12-inch MacBook, led to speculation that the Lightning connector could be on the way out. But the company signaled otherwise this week, when it made Lightning a key component of the new Apple Pencil, as well as the Apple TV's Siri Remote.

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Announcing availability of Office Online Server...

In September 2012, we announced availability of the Office Web Apps Server as a standalone on-premises server, which provided browser-based versions of Word, PowerPoint, Excel and OneNote. In our journey to enable rich viewing and editing experiences through Office in the browser, we’re making available Office Online Server Preview (OOS)—the evolution of Office Web Apps.

OOS brings the features and improvements you experience with cloud-based Office Online to your on-premises solutions. SharePoint 2016 and Exchange 2016 are both designed to work with OOS. Here is an overview of the updates and improvements:

  • Improved co-authoring support
  • Significant additions to authoring features
  • Heavy investments in performance and stability

But one thing that hasn’t changed is the setup and management story for OOS. We have worked hard to make the transition from Office Web Apps Server 2013 to OOS as simple as possible. Also, while you’ll need...

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Loeb Consulting Group’s small business story—believe...

Small business owners are some of the hardest working people in the world. We are continually inspired by your drive and innovative ideas. To celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit, we’ve connected with a few small business owners to share their biggest lessons with you. In addition, we’re giving away five Surface Pro 3s along with a Type Cover and a one-year subscription to Office 365 to help you take care of all your business needs. Ten additional winners will also receive one-year Office 365 subscriptions.

Entry is easy; read the individual stories on our blog each day for inspiration and share your own small business advice with us on Twitter. Contest runs from September 9, 2015 through September 15, 2015.

Rules for entry:
1. Read the blog post below and download the...

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The Apple Pencil vs. Wacom Cintiq

It all comes down to latency.

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Poll: With preorders starting tomorrow, what iPhone...

Preorders for the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus start tomorrow 12:01 AM PT with general availability from September 25th, so its time to decide what size, color and storage capacity you will be buying for this iPhone generation. The iPhone 6s features 3D Touch pressure sensitivity, an upgraded 12 megapixel camera, 4K video recording, Live Photos, a faster A9 chip, improved Touch ID and more. Like last year, the difference between the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus is the larger screen (5.5 inch versus 4.7 inch) and the inclusion of optical image stabilization on the larger model.

The iPhone 6s costs $199 for 16 GB, 64 GB for $299 and 128 GB for $399 on contract, with the iPhone 6s Plus $100 more at each level. New for this year is a rose gold option, so that’s another choice to consider alongside silver, space gray and gold. With that in mind, what iPhone are...

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Apple cuts iPhone prices in Brazil, but hikes iPad...

Following Apple's latest product launch, the company cut iPhone prices in Brazil, reports Folha de São Paulo, a daily newspaper based in Brazil.

The iPhone 5s (16 GB) now costs BRL 2,300 (about US$597) in the country, down 8% from BRL 2,500. The price for the 32 GB version has been cut from BRL 2,900 to BRL 2,500, says Folha de São Paulo — as noted by BrightWire,.com, a global investment newswire. The iPhone 6 now costs BRL 3,200 in the 16 GB and BRL 3,500 in the 64GB version.

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Fews is a new news feed app for Mac OS X

AppGeneration has released Fews - Your Essential Daily News 1.0 (www.fewsapp.com), the Mac version of their free media app.

With Fews, you can read news feeds from more than 25 countries, from tech blogs to local news, sports, economy and lifestyle. You can also change to HTML view and read it directly from the sources website. Fews's Notification Alerts offer a personalized way of getting the news you want. Just add keywords to it and you will be notified whenever these keywords appear in the news.

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Jony Ive Says Apple Watch Hermès Doesn't Make...

Apple design chief Jony Ive and Hermès artistic director Pierre-Alexis Dumas recently spoke with The Wall Street Journal about how the Apple Watch Hermès came to be.

Interestingly, the two companies began collaborating on the premium Apple Watch last year, several months before the wrist-worn device was released.“It’s something highly unusual for Apple to do—to talk about an unannounced project,” said Mr. Ive, 48 years old. They decided to partner over lunch in Paris, where Hermès is based, last October.Jony Ive believes that, while the Apple Watch Hermès was the most expensive product introduced at Apple's media event earlier this week, the premium watch does not make Apple an "exclusive" company. He later compared the Apple Watch Hermès to the Apple Watch Sport, stating that the same amount of time and...

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Blackmagic Design ships DaVinci Resolve 12

Blackmagic Design says the final release of DaVinci Resolve 12, its professional editing and color correction software, is now available for download from the Blackmagic Design website (www.blackmagicdesign.com). It's the latest version of the professional editing and color grading solution for individual editors working on SD, HD and Ultra HD projects.

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Apple to store Russian users data inside the country

Apple will store the personal data of its Russian users at a data center inside Russia to comply with a new law, reports the Kommersant newspaper — as noted by The Moscow Times (http://tinyurl.com/ndsbv9u).

The company has agreed to a partnership with Moscow-based data center operator IXcellerate, which already has a contract with U.S. online hotel booking service Booking.com, the article says. As part of the Booking.com agreement, the passport details of the individual making the reservation will be stored, as well as the number of the bank card used to make the purchase.

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Opinion: Does the iPhone 6s justify an upgrade from...

A few weeks prior to the launch of the iPhone 6s, I wondered whether an S model could really continue the blockbuster sales success Apple enjoyed with the iPhone 6. Based on what we knew then, it seemed like it might be a tough sell. And at the time, it seems many of you felt the same way: in our poll, only 29% of iPhone 6 owners said they would ‘definitely’ upgrade.

But my view now is that Apple may have...

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Synology announces RackStation RS2416+/RS2416RP+

Synology America Corp. (www.synology.com) has unveiled the RackStation RS2416+/RS2416RP+, a 12-bay network-attached storage solution featuring schedulable snapshots and resilient data integrity, on-the-fly scalability up to 24 drives, as well as reliable performance suited for the modern workplace.

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NuStand 360 for the iPad is useful but outdated

If you're like me and are still holding on to your first generation iPad then the NuStand 360 by NewerTech is for you. Though I was a skeptic at first, it only took a few minutes after taking the NuStand 360 out of the box to realize the benefits this stand can offer. 

There is some simply assembly using only using one screw (and a screwdriver is included), then popping on the silicone blocks that correspond with your generation of iPad. After assembly the only thing left to do is snap in your Apple tablet and enjoy. 

I can see the benefits of the NuStand 360 in an office setting, but the NewStand 360 shouldn't be limited to a desk. In fact, the NewStand 360 is the perfect stand for using your iPad in the kitchen. 

The kitchen is where my iPad lives. However, I am constantly irritated with the botched angles and flimsy support of other stands. The NuStand 360's...

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Microsoft is downloading Windows 10 to PCs, even if...

That’s 6 GB of your storage consumed, whether you ask for it or not.

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New Apple TV drops optical fiber connection

Personally, I’ve never used the optical interface on the Apple TV. I won’t miss it, but for folks who do use it, good to know the deal on this.

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Beta testers point out possible “Hey Siri” feature,...

This could be interesting.

A number of users who had the chance to test the first public beta of iOS 9.1 on Thursday, along with the GM version on Wednesday, have stated that the operating system allows for a set-up process for voice customization with Siri. A new “Hey Siri” feature coming to the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, thanks to a built-in M9 motion coprocessor, enables the phones’ always-on functionality.

Although unconfirmed by Apple, the discovery in iOS 9.1 suggests that Siri will be able to begin detecting specific user voices and determine whether or not the owner of the iPhone in question is...

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Apple begins storing Russian iCloud data within...

Apple is said to have partnered with a Russian data center to host iCloud data for users in that country, responding to a new law that went into effect on Sept. 1.

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Lloyds Bank, Halifax, Bank of Scotland add Apple Pay...

Apple Pay seems to be expanding over on the other side of the pond.

Three of the largest banks in the region have added support for Apple Pay. Lloyds Bank, Halifax and Bank of Scotland have recently added support for Apple Pay, allowing customers to use their credit and debit cards through Apple Pay.

In addition, others on social media also indicated that Bank of Scotland is supporting Apple Pay as of Friday. No official announcement has been made from any of the three banks, nor Apple.

Apple Pay reached the UK market in July, beginning with eight regional banks and adding more than 250,000 stores.

The transaction limit was also raised...

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Head to head, Apple’s iPad Pro vs. Surface Pro 3

This is a spec table, comparing basic technical specs of the iPad Pro and the Surface Pro 3.

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Sprint fights T-Mobile’s iPhone 6s discount: yearly...

Sprint is today officially announcing pricing for the new iPhone 6s lineup through its iPhone Forever upgrade program and in the process attempting to combat T-Mobile’s special introductory pricing announced earlier this week. Like T-Mobile’s $20/month offer on the new entry-level iPhone 6s, Sprint is offering a similar deal with $15/month for upgrade customers and $22/mo (or $26/mo for 6s Plus) for new iPhone Forever customers. Here’s how it works:...

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Here are the new emoji coming to iOS 9

Jeremy Burge, writing on the Emojipedia blog, lays out the new emoji embedded in the latest beta release of iOS 9.

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MacWorld’s iPhone 6s and 6s Plus FAQ

Most importantly, pre-orders start tonight after midnight.

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A compelling case for the iPad Pro and Apple Pencil

Daniel Eran Dilger, writing for Apple Insider, put together this terrific post, detailing the hands on experience with the iPad Pro and Apple Pencil. Read on for my thoughts on the iPad Pro as a content creation tool and a compelling video that shows the iPad Pro and Pencil going through their paces.

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UK banks Lloyds Bank, Halifax, Bank of Scotland add...

Support for Apple Pay is expanding in the United Kingdom, with a trio of new banks going online with Apple's tap-to-pay service on Friday: Lloyds Bank, Halifax, and Bank of Scotland.

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Rollout of Apple Watch to 3rd-party retailers...

Apple is continuing its rollout of the Apple Watch to third-party resellers, large UK electrical chain Currys/PC World now showing the Watch on its homepage as ‘Coming Soon.’ The chain is owned by Dixons, whose former CEO John Browett had a short and unpopular stint as head of retail at Apple before parting ways with the company.

Apple first made the Watch available to third-party retailers in the form of ...

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Video: Apple's Siri Interrupts White House...

Apple’s Siri interrupts a question about the intricacies of Barack Obama’s Iran policy on Thursday during a White House press briefing.

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Apple Pencil could be a big hit — or the next Ping

Several folks are poking fun at the Apple Pencil, an US$99 stylus Apple has made for the upcoming iPad Pro. Is our favorite tech company onto something or will the Pencil disappear in quiet ignominy like Ping, the ill-fated, software-based, music-oriented social networking and recommender system?

After all, when Steve Jobs first announced the iPhone in 2007, he asked the audience: "Who wants a stylus?" Then he answered: "Nobody wants a stylus, so let's not use a stylus."

Collective intelligence company, Unanimous A.I. (www.unumsays.com) gathered a group of male and female smartphone and Apple users together to use their collective knowledge on the topic to forecast the success of the Apple Pencil. Their verdict — which they kindly shared with AppleWorld.Today —  is that it will be a flop this year. ...

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AppleInsider podcast digs deep into Apple's...

Apple's biggest week of the year gets analyzed on the latest AppleInsider podcast, as Mikey and Neil share their thoughts on the newly announced iPhone 6s with 3D Touch, the revamped Apple TV, and the jumbo-sized iPad Pro and its new smart accessories.

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Siri causes laughter when it interrupts White House...

We’ve all accidentally activated Siri at one time or other, but one journalist managed to do so at a particularly embarrassing time: while a question was being asked during a White House press briefing.

Siri did, though, manage a rather apt response to the question, which was about President Obama’s failure to persuade Republicans in Congress to sign an agreement about Iran.

I’m sorry, I’m not sure what you want me to change.

Via Business Insider

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Sir Jony Ive and Hermès

The Wall Street Journal ran a small interview this morning, giving Sir Jony the opportunity to talk about the creation of the Hermès Apple Watch and the partnership with Apple.

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Apple's 'Hey Siri' Feature in iOS 9...

Following the release of the first public beta for iOS 9.1 yesterday, along with the GM version on Wednesday, a few of the testers have come across a new feature introduced in the update. Somewhere in the Settings app, it appears that Apple has quietly added a set-up process for the new "Hey Siri" feature coming to the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, thanks to a built-in M9 motion coprocessor that enables the phones' always-on functionality.

Although unconfirmed by Apple, the discovery in iOS 9.1 suggests that Siri will be able to begin detecting specific user voices and determine whether or not the owner of the iPhone in question is speaking to her. Similar in vein to the way Apple aimed its Touch ID feature to...

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iOS 9 includes ‘Hey Siri’ voice training to help...

The iOS 9 GM includes a new feature for Siri to help it better recognize your voice when using the automatic ‘Hey Siri’ activation feature. On all current iPhones, you can activate Siri by saying ‘Hey Siri’ when the device is plugged in to power. On the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, the ‘Hey Siri’ activation feature works all the time, plugged in or not, thanks to new dedicated components inside the latest iPhones meaning it can be ‘always on’.

This makes the addition of voice training particularly relevant. In previous OS versions, Hey Siri would just work if you toggled a switch in Settings. With the GM, the OS now prompts you to go through a few training exercises before the feature will be enabled. Some readers have claimed that this feature is like Voice ID, so that Hey Siri function will only respond when the true owner of the phone...

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El Capitan FAQ: Everything you need to know about OS...

This fall, Apple will release OS X El Capitan, which is version 10.11 of the Mac operating system. In this FAQ, we’ll answer some of the more general questions about El Capitan to help you decide about installing it on your Mac.

Why is it called El Capitan?

Apple now names OS X after California locations, and the El Capitan name has more meaning than what it seems on the surface. The El Capitan “location” is a 3000-foot monolith of granite found within Yosemite National Park.

As Apple puts it, OS X El Capitan is about “refining the experience and improving performance” of OS X. If you consider that OS X 10.11 is mostly designed to tweak, fix, and add minor features to OS X Yosemite (version 10.10), then the name of OS X 10.11 makes sense.


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Nissan's 2016 Leaf Goes the Distance

Nissan on Thursday introduced the 2016 Leaf with an available 30 kWh battery, which provides the all-electric car with an EPA-estimated "best-in-class" range of 107 miles -- a range increase of 27 percent over the previous model. The new battery is standard for Leaf SV and Leaf SL models. In addition to the improved battery, this year's Leaf blows in with an enhanced IT system that is more user-friendly, Nissan promised, and provides drivers with greater vehicle connectivity.

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More details emerge of the simple yet clever tech...

One of the novel features Apple added to the iPhone 6s to distinguish it from its predecessor was Live Photos, where every photo you take is effectively a very brief video, capturing the movement and sound as the photo was taken. The feature is unique to the 6s as it’s activated by a 3D Touch. Today, we’ve learned a little more about the simple yet clever technology behind it.

As you may already know, existing iPhones start taking photos the moment you open the app. This is how Apple provides the camera with the ability to take photos instantly, with none of the delay (‘shutter lag’) you see with some digital cameras. The camera has already taken and temporarily stored a whole bunch of photos, and it...

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Kool Tools: ObiTalk for Google Voice

If you're a Google Voice user, you'll want to check out OBiTALK. But let's back up.

Google Voice is a calling service provided free of charge to anyone in the U.S.  You get a free phone number and can make and receive calls for free to anyone in the U.S. or Canada.  International calls are even lower than using Skype even. Google Voice provides a U.S. phone number, chosen by the user from available numbers in selected area codes, free of charge to each user account.

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The latest iOS apps for Sept. 11

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

Bugart Games has announced Quby Jump. It's an US$1.99 game in which you must jump and fly over a variety of boxes.

Hybrid Humans has unleashed Hop Hop Away. It's a $2.99 puzzle action game about the bunnies living in the EVOL circus. In this two-dimensional world, you must solve each level's puzzle and utilize the game's mechanics to cheer up the bunnies in their journey the best way you can.

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iPad Pro Features Improved Storage Controller for...

Apple's new iPad Pro is powered by a 64-bit A9X processor that delivers up to 1.6 times faster performance over the iPad Air 2, with up to twice as fast graphics. Apple also says the tablet is faster than 80% of portable PCs shipped in the last 12 months.

Apple's website notes the underlying technology behind the iPad Pro's desktop-class performance is a new storage controller that increases read and write speeds so that large files, such as 4K videos or RAW photos imported from an HD camera, can be opened much quicker (via AppleInsider).The A9X chip is capable of processing data so quickly, it demanded a new memory architecture. iPad Pro features a revamped storage controller that helps deliver performance better than some desktop computers. This increases read and write speeds, so you can quickly open even the largest files. Like the big 4K...

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25% of U.S. broadband households interested in a...

New data from Parks Associates (www.parksassociates.com) shows that 25% of U.S. broadband households are interested in using a health portal to review doctors' notes and nearly one-fifth would like to receive an electronic checklist after a doctor or hospital visit.

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Spitfire Audio rolls out Mural-Symphonic Strings Vol...

Spitfire Audio (www.spitfireaudio.com) has released BML310 Mural-Symphonic Strings Vol. 3, the third installment in its range of evocatively-named symphonic strings virtual instrument modules for its BML (British Modular Library).

BML is a longterm project to create the "greatest-sounding, deepest-sampled, and, ultimately, future-proofed living orchestral virtual instruments collection" for Native Instruments’ KONTAKT platform. It's based on "ultra-detailed, next- generation recordings of the world’s finest musicians" at London’s AIR Studios.

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3D Touch FAQ: Here’s the scoop on the iPhone 6s’ new...

During Wednesday’s “Hey Siri” event, Apple CEO Tim Cook and friends talked a lot about the way we interact with the screens on our iOS devices. The freshly-unveiled Apple Pencil, Apple’s first foray into the stylus game, includes built-in precision pressure sensitivity made specifically for the iPad Pro. Apple Watch brings greater degrees of navigation and customization depending on how hard we press the screen, thanks to Force Touch. And the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus have added a whole other dimension to multi-touch with 3D Touch, bringing life to our icons and dramatically changing the way we interact with everything from photos to maps. 

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Jony Ive discusses Apple Watch Hermes in new...

In a new interview posted in the Wall Street Journal, Apple’s Jony Ive and Hermes’ artistic director Pierre-Alexis Dumas discuss Apple’s first partnership with a luxury fashion brand to create branded Apple Watch models. To recap, on Wednesday, Apple announced Apple Watch Hermes, a collection of watches code signed with the renowned Paris designer. The watches will be available in October.

Ive says the partnership is unprecedented and began before the Apple Watch was even announced to the public, breaking traditional Apple secrecy.


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UK Apple Pay now available for Halifax and Lloyds...

Apple Pay in the UK is slowly rounding up all the major banks and getting them onboard. Following the addition of HSBC and First Direct last month, Halifax and Lloyds customers can now use Apple Pay from today. The service is still rolling out so if your cards don’t activate immediately don’t fret. Check again in a few hours.

This brings the total number of Apple Pay supporting banks in the UK up to 11. The full list is below:

  •  American Express
  • First Direct
  • HSBC
  • Halifax
  • Lloyds
  • NatWest
  • NationWide
  • MBNA
  • Royal...
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Apple's Live Photos Take Up About 2x Space of...

One of the novel new features coming in the iPhone 6s is the new Live Photos feature which captures an additional 3 seconds of video surrounding photos on the new iPhones. The new feature is on by default and allows you to take photos as usual. Apple describes it:A still photo captures an instant frozen in time. With Live Photos, you can turn those instants into unforgettable living memories. At the heart of a Live Photo is a beautiful 12‑megapixel photo. But together with that photo are the moments just before and after it was taken, captured with movement and soundLive Photos will be viewable on existing iPhones, iPads, Macs and Apple Watch devices with the latest operating systems. Apple is also opening up the API for developers to support the new format in their own apps. Facebook has already committed to supporting Live Photos in their iOS app later this year.

While few details about the new image...

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Thursday September 10

Plex Is Coming To Apple TV

sfcrazy writes: Apple announced that it is turning Apple TV into a platform, opening it up for third party developers. They have already published the beta of tvOS and tvOS SDK, which developers can play with. Which means Plex is now a possibility on Apple TV. The founder of Plex said, "There is no question we will be able to offer Plex on the platform. There are multiple ways to go about it, based on the tvOS SDK we now have access to. We are now evaluating the best path for Plex and will begin work in earnest once we have evaluated the options. The ability to access great and proven iOS frameworks on the device is great for developers like us — we know the stuff is solid and will perform really well. Our goal is to enable people to enjoy Plex on the hardware platforms of their choice, and there is no doubt this will be a top platform for us."


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Zagg announces its keyboard case lineup for iPad Pro...

Following Logitech’s announcement of its CREATE keyboard case for iPad Pro, Zagg today has taken the wraps off of its full line of keyboard accessories for the iPad Pro and iPad mini 4. The company announced in a press release today that it will be offering three keyboard models for the iPad mini 4 and two for the iPad Pro.

Starting with the iPad mini 4, the company will offer its Slim Book keyboard case with backlit keys for $119.99. It’s folio keyboard case with backlit keys will run $99.99, while the non-folio model will run $79.99. The full breakdown is below. The cases feature two-year battery life and 135...

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ExpanDrive - Access cloud storage just like...

ExpanDrive builds cloud storage in every application, acts just like a USB drive plugged into your Mac. With ExpanDrive, you can securely access any remote file server directly from the Finder or even the terminal. It supports:

  • Amazon S3
  • Dropbox
  • WebDAV
  • Rackspace Cloud Files
  • Openstack Swift
  • Dreamhost DreamObjects
  • Google Drive
  • OneDrive
  • Box.com
  • Copy.com
  • HP Helion
  • hubiC

Version New

  • Auto-detect mime-type for S3/Swift


  • Longer write timeout for operations
  • Have OAuth show Chrome as our browser


  • Fixed intermittent connection issue with FTP/WebDAV drives on Mac
  • List directories with greater than 1000 entries on S3 fixed
  • Google Drive with unlimited space now shows more free space by default.
  • Fixed...

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Vienna 3.0.8 :074a131: - RSS and Atom newsreader. (...

Vienna is a freeware and Open-Source RSS/Atom newsreader with article storage and management via a SQLite database, written in Objective-C and Cocoa, for the OS X operating system. It provides features comparable to commercial newsreaders, but both it and the source code are free and available for download.


  • Subscribe to Atom/RSS news feeds and podcasts.
  • Simple and intuitive user interface with customisable toolbar.
  • Built-in tabbed browser.
  • Global search of all retrieved articles.
  • Automatic detection of newsfeeds on Web pages.
  • Smart folders for organising related feed articles.
  • Custom article display styles.
  • Three separate reading layouts.
  • Blogging integration.
  • Support for downloading enclosures in articles
  • Filter the displayed articles.
  • Manual reordering of the subscription list.
  • Full AppleScript support.
  • Localised into...

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Hear 1.2.4 - Improves audio quality and adds audio...

Hear greatly improves audio quality in movies and music throughout all of your Mac OS X applications. With Hear, music is richer, movie sound and dialog is clearer and games will blow you out of your chair!

  • 3D Sound - Like movies? like'em more with virtual cinema quality sound experience. Sound will approach you from all angles, even from behind. You are there with Hear.
  • Equalizer - Perfect your sound with Hear's studio quality N-band equalizer with built-in peak limiter. You've got control.
  • Speaker Correction - Control speaker resonance to increase frequency range and enhance sound.
  • Center Channel Control - Control the volume and width of the sound coming from your own virtual center-stage for performance-grade audio effects. A concert in your house.
  • Virtual Subwoofer - No Sub? No problem. Let Hear use your existing speakers to boost your bass. Don't you need more thump in your life?
  • Ambience - Fine tune...
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TrailRunner 3.8.787 - Route planning for hiking,...

Note: While the software is classified as freeware, it is actually donationware. Please consider making a donation to help support development.

TrailRunner is the perfect companion for runners, bikers, hikers, and all people wandering under the sky. Plan routes on a geographical map. Import GPS or workout recordings and journalize your activities in a diary.


  • View maps and elevation data from Internet mapping services like USGS topo maps.
  • Import GPS recordings from Trails, iTrail and 321Run for iPhone.
  • Import workouts from the Nike + iPod Sport Kit.
  • Import tracks and workouts from GPS fitness devices like the Garmin ForeRunner or Garmin Edge.
  • Import/Export TCX, GPX, and KML files.
  • Describe favorite tracks and rate them with iTunes stars.
  • Plan routes interactively or automatically for a given distance.
  • Export route directions onto your iPod....

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Shimo 4.0.2 - VPN Client for Mac – for Everyone. (...

Shimo is the most versatile VPN client for OS X and it enables really everybody to master secure network. It supports more protocols than any other VPN application out there! CiscoVPN, AnyConnect, IPSec, OpenVPN, PPTP/L2TP, Nortel and even SSH connections are no problem for Shimo.

Shimo is able to automate everything around your secure network connections: Establish connections automatically when you change your network location, execute AppleScripts on certain events or get notified about these events. This is just a very small excerpt of Shimo's capabilities. Feel free to download Shimo from our website and get a 30 days free trial before you have to buy a license!

Version 4.0.2:

  • Fixed PPTP/L2TP connection
  • Fixed network/website trigger functionality
  • Minor bug fixes

  • OS X 10.9 or later


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Garmin Express - Manage your Garmin devices...

Garmin Express is your essential tool for managing your Garmin devices. Update maps, golf courses and device software. You can even register your device.

  • Update maps
  • Update software
  • Register your device
  • Back up, restore, and transfer favorites
  • Install free voices and vehicles
  • Download product manuals


  • Fixed translation issues in Russian and Japanese.
  • Minor UI improvements.

  • OS X 10.8 or later
  • High-speed Internet access (Not for use with dial-up, mobile, or satellite connections)

Download Now

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Pad and Quill unveils new Traveler case for iPhone 6...

Hot on the heels of Apple unveiling the highly anticipated iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, popular accessory company Pad and Quill has today announced a new case for the device. The company has revealed its newly designed Traveler case for both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s. The Traveler case is a bumper style walled case and in classic Pad and Quill fashion, is made from full grain leather.

The Traveler case offers slots on the back for holding 6 to 8 cards or cash. The case’s leather is incredibly strong, meaning that it won’t wear over time and your cards and cash will stay secure when stored in the case. The Traveler...

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Hands on: iPad Pro with Apple Pencil

Apple new big screen iPad Pro has been anticipated for some time, and bears some similarities to existing products on the market. However, Apple's implementation of a large tablet--along with its new "Apple Pencil" for precision drawing input--incorporate a series of unique features, too.

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T-Mobile wants you to buy an iPhone 6s for $20 a...

T-Mobile is using the release of the new iPhones to lure you into switching carriers. And it might work.

Following the announcement of the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus, T-Mobile has announced that for a limited time you will be able to get these brand-new devices for $125 cheaper. T-Mobile is offering both new iPhones through its Jump On Demand 18-month installment program. The 16GB iPhone 6s costs $20 a month, while the 16GB iPhone 6s Plus goes for $24 a month, with no down payment required.

With T-Mobile Jump, you can trade-in your phone for a new model anytime, up to three times a year. After the 18 months, you can pay off $164 and keep your iPhone. That makes the price of buying a 16GB iPhone 6s through T-Mobile’s Jump plan $524, as compared to the full $649 retail price.


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Apple’s iPhone financing and U.S. carriers

Apple Inc’s financing plan for its new iPhones is likely to force U.S. carriers to work harder to win and retain customers.

Apple has done great things for customers when it comes to the carrier relationships.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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The future of Apple starts with 'Hey Siri'

"Hey Siri."

It was a cutesy tag line for the Apple event invitation. The company even pre-loaded its digital assistant with canned answers to questions about what the company was going to unveil. But by the end of the never-ending shindig it becam...

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Apple issues new euro bond worth more than $2.25B

In a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing on Thursday, Apple announced a new two-billion euro debt offering (about $2.26 billion) as it continues to take advantage of historically low interest rates.

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Your new Apple Watch color and band options, in...

New gold and rose gold versions of the Apple Watch Sport were probably the biggest addition to the lineup—now the entry-level Sport comes in all the same colors as the iPhones they'll pair with.

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The Apple Watch didn't get a "real" hardware update yesterday, but Apple is really leaning into the customization and personalization aspect of the accessory as it heads into the holiday season. To that end, it announced two brand-new finishes and a wide variety of new watch bands at its event yesterday, and...

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Android wins

Malicious apps that disable Android phones until owners pay a hefty ransom are growing increasingly malevolent and sophisticated as evidenced by a newly discovered sample that resets device PIN locks, an advance that requires a factory reset.

The has to be the most fucked up OS in history.

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Tim Cook to again appear at WSJ.D Live conference...

The Wall Street Journal today announced that Apple CEO Tim Cook will appear at the second annual WSJ.D Live conference in October. Cook, of course, appeared at the inaugural WSJ.D conference last year and gave an in-depth interview with the publication. This year’s conference is slated to run from October 19th through October 21st at The Montage in Laguna Beach, California.

Last year at the WSJ.D conference, Cook discussed a variety of topics ranging from Apple Watch to Apple Pay and Alibaba to Apple TV and much more. You can read our live blog...

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Apple CEO Tim Cook to appear at WSJ.D Live in October

The Wall Street Journal on Thursday announced that Apple CEO Tim Cook will return as a guest speaker at the publication's WSJ.D Live conference in October, an event that promises engaging discussions from top tech luminaries.

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AWT News Update: September 10, 2015

SteelSeries Nimbus Game Controller for Apple TV

The aftermath of yesterday's amazing Apple Event continues:

  • How much storage will that 4K video you're shooting on the iPhone 6s take up? We tell you
  • There are some nice bonuses to having the M9 motion coprocessor built into the A9 system on a chip in the iPhone 6s series
  • A really great game controller for your new Apple TV will be coming out in October
  • FiftyThree updates the popular -- and free -- Paper app

The text edition is back (see below) and our video is now in landscape orientation!

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Hi, I’m Steve Sande from Apple...

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China's largest private carmaker Geely...

Geely, one of the largest auto manufacturers in China, announced on Thursday that it has inked a deal with Apple to integrate CarPlay into an upcoming compact SUV model, making it the first Chinese automaker to support the infotainment system.

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Why 'S year' iPhones are a bigger deal...

Few things are more predictable than the iPhone upgrade schedule. Even before senior vice president of world wide marketing Phil Schiller and Apple’s senior vice president of software engineering Craig Federighi broke down everything new about the iPhone 6s toward the end of Wednesday’s “Hey Siri” event, we already knew what was coming (and it wasn’t because of 9to5Mac’s Mark Gurman and his connected sources, either): Same design, new features. 

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Apple's new iPhone Financing Plans Puts...

It's being reported today that Apple's new financing plan for its latest iPhones is likely to force U.S. carriers to work harder to win and retain customers.

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Raspberry Pi Gets a Touchscreen to Call Its Own

The Raspberry Pi Foundation on Tuesday announced the availability of a touchscreen that brings the low-cost tiny computer one step closer to becoming a standalone mobile device. The touchscreen was in development for nearly two years. The first round of screens will require some assembly of parts that arrive in a small kit, noted Gordon Hollingworth, director of software at Raspberry Pi. For those who can tolerate the wait, shipments of assembled screens will come later.

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Apple Watch sales coming to T-Mobile USA, German...

The Apple Watch will soon be available through the U.S. incarnation of T-Mobile, as well as German electronics chains Gravis and Compustore, according to separate reports and announcements.

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iOS 9.1 gets around to making some truly useful...

iOS 9 is bringing improvements to Siri and multitasking to Apple's platform, but we're going to have to wait until iOS 9.1 to get a truly groundbreaking new feature: new emoji. Apple sent out the first iOS 9.1 beta today, and it includes a bumper crop of new emoji characters.

The folks at Emojipedia have a more complete list of the new characters, which include such luminaries as "nerd," "tornado," "unicorn," "levitating," and "reversed hand with middle finger extended." Most of the characters were introduced in Unicode 7 or 8, though some of the new characters apparently date all the way back to Unicode 1.1.

We don't know when the...

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Apple Levels up with tvOS

The refreshed Apple TV, tvOS and the Siri Remote Apple presented during Wednesday's "Hey Siri" event may not have been game changers, but the people pushing Apple's renewed focus on gaming are. Television's future lies in apps, proclaimed Apple CEO Tim Cook as he drew the curtain on the Apple TV's new iOS 9-powered operating system: tvOS. That line drew a chuckle from owners of Fire TVs and Rokus, but there's no denying the potential one of the world's most influential companies has when it puts its weight into a new product or strategy.

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Samsung Invents a Foldable Mobile Device in the...

Over the years Samsung has generated a plethora of patent applications regarding foldable and flexible displays and devices. It's a market that some predict will be the leading form of display by 2020. The first foldable smartphone is due to arrive in the market in late 2016 or shortly thereafter. Samsung continues to dream up new foldable devices in the...

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Force Touch gets redefined in the iPhone 6s with 3D...

Apple brought depth to its user interfaces with Force Touch, and Wednesday's launch of the iPhone 6s added another layer in the form of 3D Touch. AppleInsider looks at how it works and what you can do with it.

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Everything you need to know about iPad mini 4, a...

Apple devoted the lion’s share of its Sept. 9 event to showing off the iPad Pro, so you’ll be forgiven if you missed the minute devoted to a new version of the iPad mini. But don’t sleep on the 4th-gen 7.9-inch tablet—it’s a much more significant upgrade than the iPad mini 3, which Apple just quietly phased out.

The iPad mini 3 was released alongside the iPad Air 2 last fall, and while the second-gen Air was a worthwhile buy, the mini 3’s only changes were Touch ID and a new gold option. Apple is clearly betting big on the iPad Pro, but if you’re in the market for a smaller tablet...

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Apple issues first public beta of iOS 9.1 in run-up...

Apple on Thursday released the first public beta of iOS 9.1, allowing the public to get an early peek at features like expanded Unicode support.

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∞ Thoughts on Apple’s Event

September 9 was a massive day for Apple. As I sat in the audience watching Tim Cook and Phil Schiller launching product after product, it struck me that Apple had really focused on the details with all of its latest releases—both software and hardware. That’s important for Apple because I believe that’s where one of the company’s main competitive advantages lies. [...]

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Eyes- and hands-on with the new Apple TV and its...

The new Apple TV box.

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While Apple had plenty of iPhones and iPad Pros for us to play with yesterday, it was being more reserved with the Apple TV demos—most of its booths were just mini-demonstrations of things that had been shown off onstage. We were able to spend a little bit of time with its new remote, but if you watched the onstage demo you already know most of what there is to know.

The box itself is small and nondescript, and aside from the missing optical audio port (and the addition of USB Type-C as a service port, making it Apple's second official USB Type-C device)...

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Apple iPad Pro, drone bill vetoed, NASA 4K channel...


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Apple's efficient M9 coprocessor will let your...

Inside the new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus is an upgraded M9 motion coprocessor that borrows new fitness capabilities from the Apple Watch, by estimating your walking or running pace.

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The Week in iOS Accessories: Kosta is a different...

A different kind of Apple Watch stand

This week’s accessories includes the Kosta, an Apple Watch “stand” that lets your device lay on its side. Read on!


The $50 Snap 6 is an iPhone 6 case that offers the phone’s camera something you might be missing: An actual shutter button. The device adds a bit more bulk to your already-bulky phone, but the tradeoff will be worth it to some iOS shutterbugs. It’s unclear whether or not this case will work with the upcoming iPhone 6s. 

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Apple's iPad Pro has ultra-fast storage thanks...

The iPad Pro uses a new storage controller that improves read and write speeds, with performance more comparable to desktop PCs, according to marketing on Apple's website.

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Apple’s iPhone Upgrade Program vs. the big four...

Apple is now selling iPhones on installment plans, giving customers the ability to pay a monthly charge for a phone and upgrade to a new one every year. The four major carriers in the US already offer phones on installment plans, but Apple's new "iPhone Upgrade Program" provides yet another option that might be better for certain customers.

Here are the basics: Instead of paying hundreds of dollars up front for a new iPhone 6S or 6S Plus, a customer gives Apple anywhere from $32.45 to $47.45 per month, depending on the model and storage amount. Such customers are eligible to upgrade to a new phone after making 12 months of payments.

So if you buy an iPhone 6S with 16GB of storage, the cheapest model, you'd pay $389.40 to essentially rent the...

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Here’s how much 4K video you can shoot on an iPhone...

With yesterday’s announcement that the iPhone 6s will shoot 4K video, many prospective buyers may be wondering just how much space they’ll need to contain all the videos they’ll shoot.

That question has been answered thanks to Marques Brownlee’s hands-on video of the device. In that video, Brownlee briefly provides a look at the phone’s camera settings, including the space requirements for 4K video…

4K video is significantly larger than 1080p and as a result requires a lot more storage space. While a single minute 1080p footage at the standard 30 frames per second requires only 130 MB, a 4K video at the same framerate will require a whopping 375 MB.

That means if you’re eyeing the 16 GB iPhone, you’re probably...

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Apple Releases First Public Beta of iOS 9.1

Following yesterday's big media event, Apple seeded the first beta of iOS 9.1 to developers, and now the company has made iOS 9.1 available to public beta testers. iOS 9.1 includes features for the iPad Pro, adding support for accessories like the Smart Keyboard and the Apple Pencil, both of which were designed for the larger-screened tablet.

iOS 9.1 also includes support for Unicode 8, introducing a selection of new emoji like taco, burrito, unicorn face, hot dog, popcorn, turkey, cheese wedge, and more.

Beta testers who have signed up for Apple's beta testing program appear to be receiving the iOS 9.1 beta as an over-the-air update, so it may be available to testers who were previously running iOS 9 beta 5.

People who want to be a part of Apple's beta testing program can...

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AppleCare+ more expensive for iPhone 6s/6s Plus

SOURCE: Apple.com

Buying AppleCare+ for a new iPhone 6s or 6s Plus is going to be a more expensive proposition, as the company has increased the price tag on the two-year warranty plan to $129. That’s $30 more than the cost of AppleCare+ for older iPhone models.

Apple has also bumped up the service fees for up to two incidents of accidental damage. That fee is currently $79 for each incident with older iPhone models, but will be $99 for the newest phones out of Cupertino.

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iPhone trade-in deals: How and where to get the most...

Apple's new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are now officially announced for pre-order, but buyers still need to decide what to do with their old device. As in years past, AppleInsider takes a look at nearly a dozen big-name buyback services and retailers looking to attract your iPhone trade-ins over the next several weeks.

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Adobe slip-up suggests iPad Pro comes with 4GB of RAM

With few exceptions, Apple doesn't talk about the amount of RAM included in its iPhones and iPads. Even though it has an obvious impact on developers and the user experience, that information is almost always discovered after the fact by users and reviewers.

Adobe may have just leaked the amount of memory included in the new iPad Pro, though. In a post about the apps the company showed off onstage yesterday, Adobe claimed that "iPad Pro is great for creative workflows with a high res 12.9-inch touch screen display at 2732 x 2048 pixels, A9X chip, and 4GB RAM." The reference to both the A9X chip and the 4GB of RAM have since been deleted, but the reference has been...

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What the heck is Angela Ahrendts doing at Apple?


There are lots of things people wonder about Ahrendts. Why did she, the celebrated architect of Burberry’s turnaround, give up her post as CEO and uproot her family to become, at best, the third or fourth most powerful executive at the $183-billion-in-sales tech giant?

Here’s another: What does Apple think Ahrendts—whom it paid an astounding $73.4 million in stock and cash in her first year—brings to a company that has redefined the technology and retail sectors, one that, at this point, seems not to need a whole lot of anything? And a third: What has she accomplished so far?

A lot of people don’t understand Ahrendts role at Apple, assuming she’d be as high profile at Apple as she was at Burberry. It’s the curse of short term thinking and not realizing that both Ahrendts and Cook are, as usual, playing the Long Game.


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SteelSeries announces Nimbus Wireless Controller for...

SteelSeries has announced the SteelSeries Nimbus (http://tinyurl.com/phzynk9), a wireless gamepad controller for the new Apple TV. It will be available in late October for US$49.95.
It packs a rechargeable battery with 40+ hours of life for extended play, a Lightning connector for rapid charging, a Menu button for instant navigation, and pressure sensitive buttons. The Nimbus also works with other iOS devices such as the iPhone and iPad.

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iPhone 6s and 6s Plus Priced Higher in Canada,...

Apple has set higher prices for the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus in Canada, Australia and other countries to reflect a strengthening U.S. dollar and fluctuating currency exchange rates.

The off-contract prices for the iPhone 6s Plus in Canada, for example, are $1,029, $1,159 and $1,289 CAD for 16GB, 64GB and 128GB of storage space respectively.

Comparatively, the iPhone 6 Plus cost $969, $1,099 and $1,229 in Canadian dollars for the same capacities prior to Apple's media event yesterday. That is $60 less for each model.

The off-contract prices for the iPhone 6s Plus in Australia are $1,229, $1,379 and $1,529 AUD for 16GB, 64GB and 128GB of storage respectively. Earlier this week, the iPhone 6 Plus retailed for $1,149, $1,299 and $1,449 in Australian dollars for the same storage sizes respectively.

Similarly, the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus have higher prices at launch than the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in euro-based countries such as France,...

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80 Days' twisting, globetrotting adventure will...

Last year’s 80 Days was easily one of the most enthralling games released on iPhone and iPad, making our list of the top titles of 2014. However, the small indie team at Inkle had a grander vision than what we played on touch devices. Development ran months longer than expected, which can have dire consequences for a tiny studio moving nimbly between projects, so some of the more expansive content was curtailed and Inkle let 80 Days loose into the world. 

Luckily, even a condensed version of the game—an interactive adaptation of Jules Verne’s Around the World in 80 Days—was plenty excellent, and it seems to have done well for the studio. So when it came time to consider bringing the game to additional platforms, Inkle decided to “turn a problem into an opportunity,” says creative director Jon Ingold, and...

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How Apple's new Retina Flash -- 5 years in the...

While more than one rumor predicted that Apple would add a front-facing flash to its newest iPhone -- an increasingly common feature among high-end handsets --?nobody considered that the company would do so in a way that alleviated the need to build in extra hardware, despite evidence that Apple has been exploring such a solution for years.

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Apple cuts prices & upgrades iCloud storage...

As a part of sweeping changes to its product lineup, Apple has also restructed the prices and tiers for iCloud storage upgrades, making the service more competitive with alternatives like Google Drive.

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Apple Registers Web Domains Related to 'Magic...

Alongside its slew of product announcements yesterday, Apple registered several new web domains related to the term "Magic Keyboard", including applemagickeyboard.com, applemagickeyboard.net, and applemagickeyboards.com.

Apple's Smart Keyboard for iPad Pro
While Apple did announce a new keyboard cover for the upcoming iPad Pro at yesterday's event, the product is called Smart Keyboard. It is possible Apple is simply looking to secure domains similar to the Smart Keyboard name, but perhaps a more likely possibility is that it is the name for Apple's upcoming wireless keyboard revealed in regulatory filings last month.

Apple already offers a Magic Mouse and a Magic Trackpad, and last month's FCC filings revealed a "Magic Mouse 2" name for the upgraded accessory, so it...

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Episode 062 on Office UI Fabric—Office 365 Developer...
Integrating Power Query technology in Excel 2016

Do you often import data into Excel? Do you ever need to shape your data before you analyze it and build your reports? We are excited to let you know that your get-data experience in Excel is about to change forever. In Excel 2016 we have integrated Power Query technology into the Data ribbon under the Get & Transform section. Power Query technology enhances the self-service business analytics experience in Excel by simplifying data discovery, access and collaboration.

Prior to the release of Excel 2016, Microsoft Power Query for Excel functioned as an Excel add-in that was downloaded and installed on Excel 2010 and 2013. In Excel 2016 we integrated the Power Query technology and experience into Excel. Power Query is no longer an add-in but is a...

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DeKalb Mechanical’s small business story—building...

Small business owners are some of the hardest working people in the world. We are continually inspired by your drive and innovative ideas. To celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit, we’ve connected with a few small business owners to share their biggest lessons with you. In addition, we’re giving away five Surface Pro 3s along with a Type Cover and a one-year subscription to Office 365 to help you take care of all your business needs. Ten additional winners will also receive one-year Office 365 subscriptions.

Entry is easy; read the individual stories on our blog each day for inspiration and share your own small business advice with us on Twitter. Contest runs from September 9, 2015 through September 15, 2015.

Rules for entry:
1. Read the blog post below and download the...

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New iPhones have smaller batteries, but battery life...

The iPhone 6s has a smaller battery than the 6, but Apple is promising your new phone will still last just as long on one charge as last year’s model.

The 6s has a 1715 mAh lithium-ion battery, smaller than the 1810 mAh battery in the iPhone 6. Some intrepid Apple watchers noticed the change in the 3D Touch promotional video aired during Wednesday’s “Hey Siri” event, MacRumors first reported. The video showed off the new 4.7-inch model’s internals to demonstrate the Taptic Engine, which is brand new to iPhone and provides physical feedback to 3D Touch gestures.

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If you buy AppleCare+, Apple's new iPhone...

While it lacks the fanfare of new hardware or software, one of the biggest announcements from Apple this week was its competitive iPhone Upgrade Program. It's actually an interest-free way to pay off your new iPhone and AppleCare+ warranty over a two-year period, with the added option to upgrade your iPhone to the latest model every year.

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iPad Pro with Smart Keyboard vs. MacBook: A...

Today as Dave Caolo and I were doing our Blab broadcast of the Apple event, I was using my 27-inch iMac as the streaming machine and a conduit to social media. For the actual livestream of the event, I was using the beautiful Retina screen on a 12-inch MacBook. My iPad Air 2 was sitting downstairs, sucking down energy. After the event I began to do a thought experiment about whether an iPad Pro with the Smart Keyboard could hypothetically kick the petite rear end of the 12-inch MacBook or any other MacBook Air or MacBook Pro. Here are my thoughts, which I'd love for you to tear apart.


There are a lot of people for whom the display on the 12-inch Retina MacBook is just too small; that's why Apple makes a 13-inch MacBook Air and 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pros. Now the 12-inch Retina MacBook does have a beautiful display at 2304 x 1440 resolution. The 13-inch MacBook Air has a 13.3-inch diagonal display, but it's not Retina quality - maximum...

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Apple boosts AppleCare+ price for iPhone 6s, 6s Plus...

AppleCare+ just got a bit more expensive if you’re looking to cover an iPhone 6s or 6s Plus handset.

On Wednesday, Apple released the more expensive rates as well as a preparation guide and preorder tool for those looking to pick up one of the new models this weekend.

The new pricing has two years of AppleCare+ for the handsets at US$129.99 for two years of coverage. The program provides coverage for two accidental damage claims with a per-incident service fee of US$99.99.

AppleCare+ pricing has slowly gone up as the iPhone’s hardware and components became more sophisticated over the years. In 2013, for example, Apple upped...

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WaterField Designs announces new iPad Pro, iPhone 6s...

WaterField Designs (www.sfbags.com) has announced new cases for the iPad Pro, the Smart Keyboard, the Apple Pencil and iPhone.

When it comes to the super-sized iPad, there are the Dash sleeve, Ultimate SleeveCase, Suede Jacket, Travel Express, and Outback Solo. The cases can be used on their own or can be stowed inside another. All are crafted locally in San

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Apple's new 12.9-inch iPad Pro has 4GB of RAM,...

Apple's new iPad Pro may have 4 gigabytes of RAM, the most ever for an iOS device, Adobe inadvertently revealed in a press release, which has since been edited to remove the claim.

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SynciOS is new iPad/iPhone/iPod manager for the Mac

Anvsoft has released SynciOS (http://tinyurl.com/orfwlqx). It's freeware freeware for high-speed data transfer, backup and restore between iOS devices and Macs.

SynciOS also lets you share and transfer between two iPods, between an iPad. It avoids moving data back and forth. SynciOS also functions as a an external USB Key for extra storage. In addition, it can extract data from iTunes backup, manage iTunes backup files and transfer files from iTunes Library to Mac or iOS devices

SynciOS requires Mac OS X 10.9 or later and iOS 5 or higher.

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Apple and iPhone break fundamental rules of business

Why is Apple soaring, Samsung flopping?

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iPhone 6s to feature smaller capacity battery, offer...

Well, this is both confusing but also reassuring.

One thing Apple didn’t mention during yesterday’s keynote was the iPhone 6s battery life. In the promo video, Apple shows a shot of the iPhone 6s internals. During the video, the viewer can make out the battery’s specifications, which is rated at 1715mAh,down from the 1810mAH packed into the previous iPhone 6.

The smaller capacity battery apparently allows for new features such as the 3D Touch screen and the Taptic Engine, albeit Apple’s specs state that the battery life estimates for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s models are identical.

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Oops! Adobe’s iPad Pro press release points to 4GB...

Apple doesn’t like to talk about RAM in its iOS devices, but apparently Adobe didn’t get the memo.

A press release from Adobe, touting the company’s Creative Cloud apps for the upcoming iPad Pro, said the tablet has 4GB of RAM. Adobe has since scrubbed the reference from its press release, but not before it was spotted by several blogs, including MacRumors.

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New iPhone 6s ad gets it exactly right: “The Only...

Haven’t seen this in the wild yet, but I am a big fan of the new iPhone 6s ad shown during yesterday’s rollout. This is top work, my favorite ad in a long while, and another sign that Apple is running on all cylinders.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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BatchOutput for Microsoft Word now supports Office...

Zevrix Solutions has announced BatchOutput DOC 2.4, a compatibility update to its output automation solution for Microsoft Word on Mac OS.

BatchOutput automates printing and exporting of multiple documents to PDF, and allows to carry out powerful professional PDF production directly from Word. It offers batch processing, image downsampling, PDF security, variable file names and other essential options. The new version makes BatchOutput DOC compatible with the recently released Microsoft Office 2016.

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Quark Software releases September Update of...

Quark Software has released the September update to QuarkXPress 2015.

QuarkXPress 2015 is the newest version of Quark’s page layout and design software for creative professionals. It offers 64-bit performance, certified PDF/X-4 output, fixed layout eBooks and other user-requested features. The new September 2015 update solves known issues and adds additional functionality, including:
° Enhanced Quark Color Manager with Black Point Compensation (BPC) added. BPC is a technique used in comparing and converting varying levels of black across different media;

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iPhone 6s Supports T-Mobile Extended Range LTE on...

T-Mobile customers should notice an improved LTE experience in the United States with the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, as Apple has included support for LTE band 12 on the new smartphones. Both GSM and CDMA models of the new iPhones support the 700MHz spectrum.Model A1633 and Model A1634
LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30)

Model A1688 and Model A1687
LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29)T-Mobile uses the 700MHz spectrum to offer what it calls T-Mobile Extended Range LTE across the U.S., which it says extends the network's LTE signal twice as far from its cellular towers and works four times better in buildings. T-Mobile Extended Range LTE is live in 170 markets and covers more than half of the American population.

T-Mobile plans to cover another 600,000 square miles with Extended...

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Apple files for patent for a 'small form factor...

Apple has filed for a patent (number 20150116560) for a "small form factor telephoto camera," which hints at even better camera functions in future iPhones and iPads.

The popularity of mobile devices has resulted in a need for high-resolution, small form factor cameras for integration in the devices. However, Apple says that, due to limitations of conventional camera technology, conventional small cameras used in such devices tend to capture images at lower resolutions and/or with lower image quality than can be achieved with larger, higher quality cameras. 

Achieving higher resolution with small package size cameras generally requires use of a photosensor with small pixel size and a good, compact imaging lens system. Advances in technology have achieved reduction of the pixel size in photosensors. However, as photosensors become more compact and powerful, demand for compact imaging lens system with improved imaging quality performance has increased. Apple thinks it...

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iPhone 6s will have smaller 1,715 mAh battery, but...

Despite sporting a more powerful processor and other new technologies, the iPhone 6s will actually use a smaller battery than the one found in the iPhone 6, apparently squeezing out the same amount of uptime with new efficiencies in the handset.

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∞ New Apple TV sets a very high bar

Yesterday’s “Hey Siri” event went impossibly well. Apple revealed one phenomenal new shiny after another. Since the original iPhone release back in 2007, I don’t remember an event with as much heft, as much magic, and with such terrific stage presence. To me, this was Apple in absolute top form.

Though there were a number of moments that vied for second place, by far, my favorite part of the event was the announcement of the new Apple TV. Read on for my thoughts on what is now tops on my Christmas list.

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Apple gets an 'A' in the Computer...

RESCUECOM has released its 2015 Q2 Computer Reliability Report. As usual, Samsung and Apple top the list. 

Apple gets a grade of "A," while Samsung gets an "A+." On the previous Computer Reliability Report, Apple received an "A-." In 2014, the company topped the list with a score of “A+.” If you remove tablets from the rankings, Apple leads all personal computer makers.

RESCUECOM says Dell has seen improvement this year — from being one of the worst performers in prior years, while HP's reliability score continues to drop.  Amazon is missing due to a drop in popularity of its tablets, while Microsoft ranks in the median due to its production of the Surface tablet.  

While IBM/Lenovo had been gaining ground on Apple and Samsung, its score did not increase as much as either of theirs, keeping it in third place. The middle rankings...

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Sorry, naysayers, but the new iPhones are truly...

There are some complaints that the new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus aren't innovative. Not true. Just because they look pretty much the same as the iPhone 6 and 6s doesn't mean there aren't plenty of impressive under-the-hood improvements. 

With the iPhone 6s, Apple has introduced even more innovations than it added with last years' iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. The company has changed almost everything about the iPhone, but still made almost identical to the old model (though adding a new rose gold color option) and, shockingly (well, in the Apple world) making it slightly bigger.

According to IHS, the most important new feature on the 6s is 3D Touch because "it will increase the uniqueness of iPhone apps."The new name for force touch will enable new user interface options in Apple's built-in apps and enable better control of mobile games, according to the...

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Hands on: Paper by FiftyThree comes to your pocket...

We’ve been big fans of FiftyThree’s Paper for a while. It may not be the most feature-packed drawing app out there, but it’s well designed and easy to use, making it an ideal choice for jotting down quick sketches and diagrams.

The newly released Paper 3 builds on that foundation to become a more full-fledged note-taking and brainstorming app thanks to a host of new features. Oh—and it now runs on the iPhone after starting life as an iPad-only app. Let’s take a closer look at what this new version has to offer.

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Admins—get ready for Office 2016, rollout begins...

Today’s post was written by Julia White, general manager of Office 365 Technical Product Management.

In March, we announced the Office 2016 IT Pro and Developer Preview. Since then, we’ve been listening to your feedback and continuing to build, refine and improve Office 2016 for Windows. This is a seminal release for Office and one you won’t want to wait to deploy to your users, and thanks to the many new IT management enhancements, you don’t need to wait!

You may have heard the rumors, but today I’m happy to confirm that Office 2016 will be broadly available starting on September 22nd. If you have a volume licensing agreement in place, you can download Office 2016 from the Volume Licensing Service Center starting October 1st.

This post is...

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Apple's iPad Pro is positioned to go head to...

In a move that will certainly intensify the (debatable) theory that iOS devices will eventually replace Macs altogether, Apple's new iPad Pro shows the company is head to head with the full, notebook personal computer market with its latest offering, the iPad Pro.

While many of the product enhancements reflect input from enterprise customers, IHS (www.IHS.com) expects consumers will play a large role in demand for the iPad Pro. "By incorporating a Retina display, Apple provides clear product differentiation between the new iPad Pro and the current MacBook Air models," says the research group. "On front of screen performance, the iPad Pro will easily outperform the MacBook Airs, an important, in your face distinction for users as they grapple with the product choice. With a growing number of users turning to tablets and notebooks as their primary video viewing screen, display performance is key."

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Apple Invents an Advanced Telephoto Camera Lens...

A couple of Apple patents in the last year have surfaced illustrating their work on a new breakthrough zoom lens system with an advanced telephoto lens. Today marks the third major patent application regarding such a system. This time around, Apple focuses on a ...

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MacCleanse 5.0.5 - Selectively erase logs, caches,...

MacCleanse is the product of thousands of hours of intense research and development. It meticulously scans all of the nooks and crannies of a computer for unnecessary junk that can take up huge amounts of disk space! Because of this, Apps in MacCleanse are also uninstalled correctly, catching the numerous logs, caches, plugins, and other resources left behind versus simply dragging them to the Trash. Your privacy is protected and computer performance enhanced by MacCleanse as it wipes your web and app histories, and can toggle resource-hungry extensions!

Version 5.0.5:

  • [Bug Fix] Fixed slow loading of file information

  • OS X 10.7 or later

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New Apple TV sounds great, but 4K support would have...

The new Apple TV announced yesterday has lots of intriguing improvements, but it lacks 4K or Ultra HD support. I think that's a mistake. 

I asked Apple why there was no such support. I haven't heard back yet. If/when I do, AppleWorld.Today will provide the answer.

Ultra HD is on track to become an established feature of TVs by 2020, according to Strategy Analytics’ latest predictions. Falling prices, increased retailer support and strong customer satisfaction are the main reasons for Ultra HD TV’s success. 

Strategy Analytics now predicts that global sales of Ultra HD TVs this year may exceed 30 million units, and by 2020 61% of annual TV sales will be Ultra HD. The analyst firm also predicts that more than 20% of households in leading markets will be using Ultra HD services from pay TV or online video providers by 2020.

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Why Apple's iPhone Upgrade Program Is a Bad...

Mark Wilson writes: You may have heard that Apple had a little get together today. There were lots of big launches — the iPhone 6S, the iPhone 6S Plus, and the iPad Pro. Those waiting for an iPhone fix were given quite a lot of get excited about, but like your friendly local drug dealer, Apple has a 'sweetener' to help ensure its customers just keep on coming back for more: the iPhone Upgrade Program which lets you upgrade to a new iPhone every year as long as you keep paying each month. On the face of it, it might seem like a good deal — particularly as the price includes Apple Care — but is that really the case? What Apple's actually doing is feeding the habit of iPhone junkies, keeping their addiction going a little bit longer, and a little bit longer, and a little bit longer. In reality, Apple would like you to perma-rent your iPhone and keep paying through the nose for it. Ideally forever.


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Samsung Gear S2 Scores Points for Looking Like a...

Samsung last week announced the Gear S2 and Gear S2 Classic smartwatches at the IFA trade show in Berlin. The product specs of the Gear S2 and Gear S2 Classic are the same. The main difference between the two is in the design of their faces -- the Gear S2 Classic looks more like a regular watch, while it's obvious the Gear S2 is a smartwatch with apps. They run Samsung's Tizen operating system and can sync with any device having 1.5 GB of RAM or more, running Android 4.4 or later.

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Adobe Claims iPad Pro Has 4GB of RAM [Updated]

Adobe published a press release on Wednesday (via G4Games) to highlight its new Creative Cloud mobile apps, and in doing so has seemingly revealed the new iPad Pro has 4GB of RAM (emphasis ours):iPad Pro is great for creative workflows with a high res 12.9″ touch screen display at 2732 x 2048 pixels, A9X chip, and 4GB RAM.Apple does not list the iPad Pro's RAM on the tablet's tech specs page, but a teardown of the device in the near future should reveal if Adobe's claim is accurate. We've also reached out to Apple for comment.

iPad Pro features a 12.9-inch fully laminated display...

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Younger folks more likely to give Apple Pay a try

While nearly half of all U.S. consumers believe nontraditional providers will drive innovation in the financial services industry, only 38 percent said they would consider a nontraditional provider for future financial services needs, according to a survey (www.theraddonreport.com) from Raddon Financial Group, a provider of financial industry research and trends data.

However, likelihood to use a nontraditional provider such as PayPal, Amazon, Apple or Google broke down sharply along generational lines, with younger consumers much more likely to consider doing so.

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Apple is Understandably Cautious on Initial iPad Pro...

A new supply chain report this morning states that orders for the new Apple 12.9-inch iPad Pro...

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Kool Tools: Turner for OS X

Paper Software has released Turner, new software application for creating and analyzing contracts.

Designed exclusively for OS X and Macs, Turner offers a proofreader, streamlined navigation tools, search features, editing tools, file format support, and more.
At the heart of Turner is the Proofreader. Turner's Proofreader automatically checks a contract for common drafting problems: words and phrases that look like defined terms but aren't, broken cross-references, and more.

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Apple iMac Shipments to Outpace Lenovo All-in-One PC...

Production of a new 21-inch iMac featuring a 4096 by 2304 screen kicked off in early September and will be launched in the fourth quarter. Shipments from existing iMac products could surpass those of Lenovo ...

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Apple's Sept 9 event recap: All the highlights...

Hey Siri, give us a hint!

Suffice it to say, Apple’s big event on Wednesday was jam-packed full of exciting announcements. iPhone 6s and 6s Plus? Yep. Apple TV refresh with new content? You know it. Plus, the iPad Pro ended up crashing the party after all—even though we didn’t expect to hear about that until October. And you can always count on Apple to have a few more tricks hidden up its sleeve. 


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Apple ups AppleCare+ pricing for iPhone 6s, launches...

In a pair of updates to its website on Wednesday, Apple revealed new, more expensive AppleCare+ rates for the soon-to-launch iPhone 6s and 6s Plus handsets, as well as a preparation guide and preorder tool for those looking to pick up one of the new models this weekend.

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Activity Aboriginal has today arise that it will absolution two stand-alone amplification packs for Disciples II: Aphotic Prophecy in the next few months. The first, Disciples II: Guardians of the Light, will focus on the game's acceptable factions, the Empire and the Affluence Clans, while the second, Disciples II: Servants of the Dark, will affection the angry races, the Undead Hordes and the Legions. The two amplification packs will be accordant with anniversary added so players with both can adore battles with all four races. "This amplification alternation is traveling to accept Disciples admirers jumping adapted aback into the game," said Don McFatridge, admiral of Activity First.
We accept abundant new content, even added amazing graphics, and all the activity elements that fabricated the Disciples authorization so berserk...

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Wednesday September 9

Podcast 473: Hey Siri, let's talk iPhone 6s,...

Apple announced a passel of new products and updates today, and while Susie is busy editing, Glenn tapped John Moltz, a Macworld senior contributor and proprietor of Very Nice Web Site to chat about developers. We discuss watchOS 2, the new finishes and bands, who the iPad Pro is for (we don't know, but it must be a big audience), the Apple TV, and the new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, including all the new options for service plans.

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Rumor: Apple's 21.5-inch iMac with 4K display...

A rumor out of the Far East on Thursday claims Apple suppliers in Taiwan started producing next-generation 21.5-inch iMacs with 4K Retina displays early this month ahead of a rumored release date in November.

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Final Cut Pro X 10.2.2, Compressor 4.2.1, Motion 5.2...

Maintenance updates for Apple’s three professional video editing apps. ($299.99/$49.99/$49.99 new, free updates)


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Brief Thoughts and Observations Regarding Today’s ‘...

All for One, One for All

This was it: one big event for all of Apple’s late 2015 product announcements. In the previous three years, Apple held separate events in September (iPhone) and October (iPad/Mac). They’ve done this because they typically have more to announce than would fit comfortably in one event. As I wrote yesterday, I thought they’d have two events again this year, because it looked like they once again had more stuff ready to announce than would fit, comfortably, in one event.

To do just one event, something had to give. One casualty was the Mac. Other than a few offhand references to things that work with features in Mac OS X, the Mac got no stagetime whatsover. El Capitan’s only public demo will have been at WWDC back in June. Whatever new Macs get released this year (retina 21-inch iMac, updated MacBook...

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ChronoSync 4.63

Fixes several bugs specific to OS X 10.11 El Capitan and adds controls for bandwidth limits when communicating with ChronoAgent. ($40 new for ChronoSync, free update, 28.5 MB)


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Short Take: Apple’s ‘monster' rollout delivers...


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New Apple TV First Impressions: Not a '...

One of the big announcements coming out of Apple's "Hey Siri" event in San Francisco today was the new and improved Apple TV, which aims to provide users with a far more robust and unified experience than its predecessor. As it did with the iPad Pro and iPhone 6s, Apple has allowed some journalists hands-on time with the new Apple TV after today's event and subsequently the first impressions of the device have been shared online.

The Verge went hands-on with the new Apple TV, and while they found the new remote to be "frenetic" at first, they noted the sensitive controls are easy to get used to, even in a brief demo environment. The site also liked the slight...

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iCloud monthly rates now lower: $10/month for 1TB

One of the things I was most happy to hear during today's Apple event was also something that was just glossed over very quickly -- new, lower pricing for iCloud. 

It's always irritated the #($)#@(( out of me that iCloud was so expensive, when I was paying just a mere pittance for 1TB over at Dropbox ($9.99/month). As a result, I put a lot of files over on Dropbox -- but nowhere near that 1TB total -- and not so much into iCloud, where a mere 200GB was costing me $3.99/month. 

The new iCloud plans are actually quite nice. To begin with, if you use up to 5GB of cloud storage, it's still free. But here's where things get better:

  • 50GB is $0.99/month. Formerly, you got 20GB for a buck a month.
  • 200GB is $2.99/month. That used to be $3.99/month.
  • 1TB is $9.99/month. Previously, Apple charged a ridiculous $19.99 per month.

As of this evening, the old pricing is still in effect. If I were to venture a guess, I'd say that Apple will...

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AppleInsider podcast talks Apple's "Hey...

In this special episode of the AppleInsider Podcast, Daniel Eran Dilger reports from the floor of Apple's 2015 iPhone event where he went hands on with iPhone 6s, iPad Pro, Apple Pencil, Apple TV and new Apple Watch products.

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The coach of the national team of Malaysia announced his resignation on Saturday after the World Cup? The qualification of his team defeated 10-0 to FIFA, UAE.

Dollah Salleh more like a coach comes to a premature end, after signing the year, half past one of two to increase in July last year the team in the doldrums in the auction. "Who can accept a 10-0 defeat? So I resigned," Salleh, who was one of the best players in the region in 1980 and 1990, told AFP. "Historically, it is the worst thing for the national team to victory."

The national team in recent months to realize increasingly under pressure to do so. In June, Malaysia suffered a 6-0...

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iPad Pro First Impressions: Surprisingly Light, But...

As journalists and bloggers leave the Apple media event in San Francisco, the first impressions of the brand-new iPad Pro have begun trickling out onto the Internet. Sites like Wired, Engadget, SlashGear, and TechnoBuffalo all got to go hands-on with the new tablet and came away with largely positive impressions of the device, with one of the only negatives being the large size of the device. At an unwieldy 12.9-inches, the consensus is that the iPad Pro may be too big for many users.

It’s certainly as crisp and sharp as any display I’ve ever seen. If Apple’s ultimate tablet goal is to build a piece of glass onto which you can project your hopes, dreams, and apps, the iPad Pro feels like a realization of that dream.

During the keynote, Apple execs talked a lot about how difficult this screen was to create—but you’d...

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watchOS 2 GM adds new Sport band-matching color...

Apple released a gold and rose gold Apple Watch Sport plus a new fall collection of Sport bands today, and inside the watchOS 2 software update due out next week is a variety of Sport band-matching color options. These new colors let you personalize the watch face with many more choices than the current software version. Check out each new color below:watchOS 1.0 and 1.0.1 included a variety of colors for setting the second hand, complication (widget) colors, and other watch face elements: white, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, and pink.

watchOS 2.0 adds many new colors including variations of the previous colors...

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A Wonderful Blend of Old and New Apple Patents Came...

Earlier today we posted a major report titled "Today the Myth of Apple Never Delivering a Smartpen Died with the Introduction of the 'Apple Pencil.' While the new Apple Pencil is a great new accessory, there were several other interesting patents that came to life today and our new report points them out.

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Apple issues OS X 10.11 El Capitan GM Candidate to...

Apple on Wednesday released a golden master candidate for its upcoming OS X 10.11 El Capitan Mac operating system to both developers and members of its public beta program, foreshadowing a wide launch expected at the end of September.

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The iPhone accounts for something like two-thirds of Apple's revenue, but you wouldn't know it from the way Apple introduced the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus at its product event today. The phones were fourth on a long list of announcements, after new Apple Watch colors and bands, the...

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3D Touch in iPhone 6s is a 'Breakthrough,...

Apple today spent about ten minutes introducing 3D Touch as one of the headline features of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, but a new Bloomberg interview with company executives Jony Ive, Craig Federighi, Phil Schiller and Alan Dye reveals that Apple spent several years working on the challenging new display technology.“Ultimately, this is our focus,” says Ive, squeezing a new iPhone 6S. “This is what galvanizes our efforts right across the company.” And 3D Touch, he adds with emphasis, “is something we’ve been working on for a long time—multi, multi, multi years.”Schiller noted that, from an engineering standpoint, creating hardware that is capable of 3D Touch's functionality was "unbelievably hard," coming at a "tremendous amount of cost and investment in manufacturing" for Apple. For that reason, the company had to ensure it...

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iPhone 6s First Impressions: 'Familiar and Yet...

Perhaps the biggest announcement out of the "Hey Siri" event today was Apple's confirmation of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, two new smartphones that will bring new features to Apple's smartphone line, including faster Touch ID, 3D Touch, and improved cameras. Following the event, Apple let a handful of media have closer looks at the new line of iPhones, all of whom came away with nearly universal positives regarding the small "S" generation design changes and its beefier upgrades under the hood.

TechnoBuffalo has posted one of the first videos of both the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, noting that while the latter's name "is a bit of a tongue twister," both phones appear to back...

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Can your iPhone 6 case fit the new iPhone 6s?

Now that we know the details on Apple’s new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, the most important question in the world can be posed: Will your iPhone 6 or 6 Plus case fit on the new models?

Some companies, like Speck, have said that their iPhone 6 cases will fit the new iPhones. Check the website of your case manufacturer and see if they’ve made a statement about their cases.

You really need to look at the new iPhones in person to make sure your old case fits. But by the looks of the product photos, the cameras and side buttons haven’t moved, so your case alignment should be fine. The dimensions of the new iPhones have changed, however, which will determine if you can still use your case.


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First look: Apple's iPhone 6s, iPad Pro with...

Apple unloaded a bevy of new hardware at its special media event on Wednesday, including new iPhones, a jumbo size iPad with Apple Pencil stylus, a refreshed Apple TV and additions to the Apple Watch collection. AppleInsider was on the scene to spend some hands on time with each device.

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Video roundup: Hands-on with the new Apple TV,...

Apple earlier today took the wraps off of a handful of new products, including the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Pro, iPad mini 4, a new Apple TV, and several new accessories. Members of the press who were in attendance of the event at the Bill Graham Civic Center in San Francisco got the opportunity to try out many of Apple’s new products and as you’d expect, they all shared their thoughts.

Jon Rettinger of TechnoBuffalo went hands-on with the new Rose Gold iPhone 6s Plus and demonstrated Apple’s new 3D Touch technology. TechnoBuffalo’s hands-on...

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∞ Apple Event Pictures

I used my 20 megapixel DxO One camera connected to my iPhone 6 Plus to take the photos at the Apple Event today. I ran them through Pixelmator to cut down the size—I think they turned out really good.

Apple Stage just before the keynote

Apple Pencil

New Apple Watch Bands

Apple Watch Collection

New Gold Apple Watch

Hermes Apple Watch

iPad Keyboard

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New iPhones' 3D Touch a complicated effort that...

One of the central features of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, 3D Touch, was long in development and an extremely difficult technologically to get right, according to an interview with key Apple executives published on Wednesday.

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Apple's iPad Pro is pretty much what you'd expect: an iPad Air grabbed by the corners and stretched.

The new tablet uses the same basic design cues as the iPad Mini and iPad Air before it—chamfered metal edge, thin but not exceptionally narrow bezels, volume buttons with no mute switch, Home button with TouchID. Everything is just expanded.

The 12.9-inch 2732×2048 display is the tablet's raison d'etre, and iOS does a few things to adapt to such a large screen (the Pros...

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Apple's iPad Pro Smart Connector open to...

Aside from its larger 12.9-inch Retina display, the biggest external design change on the iPad Pro is a new port dubbed the Smart Connector. Apple has revealed that third-party accessory makers will be able to create their own accessories for the Smart Connector, and the company even worked with accessory maker Logitech for one set to debut this November.

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'Hey Siri' Event Roundup: iPhone 6s, iPad...

Apple was on stage at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco today to announce several new products, including the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Pro, iPad mini 4, fourth-generation Apple TV and new Apple Watch bands and finishes. It also announced that iOS 9 and watchOS 2 will be released on September 16.

MacRumors provided coverage of the...

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Apple TV FAQ: Apple's new streaming video and...

Apple introduced its latest Apple TV model on Wednesday, and while it incorporates all the features of its predecessor, it has a pile of new features and new offerings. You have questions? We have answers. If there’s anything else you’d like to know that we didn’t cover, sound off in the comments below. 

How much does the new Apple TV cost, and when will it be available? Apple hasn’t given an exact release date for the new Apple TV, but says it’ll launch in late October. The base model will cost $149—more than twice the price of the current model—and will have 32 GB of storage. A 64 GB version will cost $199.

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New Apple TV uses USB-C for service, ditches optical...

The new Apple TV looks largely the same as its predecessors, but its ports around back have been revised, removing optical audio output, and using USB-C for restoring the device through its service port.

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New Apple TV Goes All-In for Apps

Apple on Wednesday held a mammoth two-hour event to introduce a long-awaited new Apple TV set-top box, a 12.9-inch iPad Pro, and the expected iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. Further, Apple announced new Apple Watch colors and bands, and a special collaboration with Hermes. While the iPhone is clearly Apple's most important product, it's arguable that the Apple TV is its most important new addition. Apple CEO Tim Cook acknowledged that TV "plays a huge role in our lives" but noted that the experience hasn't changed much in decades.

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AWT News Update: September 9, 2015 -- Apple Event...

Today's AWT News Update covers all of the announcements made at today's "Hey, Siri" event, including:

  • watchOS 2 ship date and availability of new Apple Watch styles and bands
  • Introduction of the iPad Pro, Smart Keyboard, and Apple Pencil
  • Apple TV Introduction, with tvOS and apps
  • iPhone 6s and 6s Plus announcement, with 3D Touch, 12 MP iSight camera, and much more

This is an unscripted AWT News Update, so no text edition is available today. However, you can watch the video of the podcast here. Boo-yah!

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Apple Watch Gains New Bands, watchOS 2 Date

The next version of the Apple Watch software, watchOS 2, is arriving soon, and new bands and aluminum finishes are available now.


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New Apple TV has 2 GB RAM, included 802.11ac WiFi is...

On Apple’s public specs page, it says that the new Apple TV includes an A8 chip and that’s about it in terms of the bundled SoC. However, Apple’s developer documentation goes into more detail specifically listing the hardware as having 2 GB RAM (via Steve Troughton-Smith). This means the internals are actually better than the A8 in the iPhone 6 and latest-generation iPod touch, which only have 1 GB of RAM.

These are the specs Apple lists in the developer documentation:

The new Apple TV has the following hardware specifications:


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Logitech unveils CREATE Keyboard for iPad Pro,...

Just hours after Apple officially unveiled the iPad Pro, Logitech this evening has announced its first accessory for the device. Dubbed CREATE, Logitech touts that the accessory is the best keyboard it has ever designed for an iPad. Logitech explains that it worked closely with Apple to ensure that CREATE works seamlessly with all of the unique features of the iPad Pro.

For one, CREATE is powered by the iPad Pro via its Smart Connector, which means the keyboard itself never needs charging. It’s also paired to the iPad Pro with a direct magnetic connection, meaning that you don’t have to worry about pairing the...

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Today the Myth of Apple Never Delivering a Smartpen...

Patently Apple's first smartpen related patent report dates back over 6 years ago to July 21, 2009 to be precise. An idea from concept to product takes time. Most rumor centric Apple fans don't have the patience ...

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Discover on Wednesday officially announced it will begin supporting Apple Pay on Sept. 16, saying that for a limited time customers who use Apple's touchless payments service can earn an extra ten percent Cashback Bonus.

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