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Friday June 5

11:01
Popular SwiftKey third party keyboard adds diverse...

Previously available as a beta, the update is available to everyone today

SwiftKey, the popular alternative keyboard for iPhone and iPad, is out today with a big update that adds a ton of new emoji characters and other improvements.

SwiftKey version 1.3.3 includes support for choosing the skin tone of human emoji characters, adds new flag and family emoji, and even features the Vulcan Salute emoji without needing it add it yourself. Apple first brought these new emoji characters to the iPhone and iPad through iOS 8.3, although you need a workaround to add the Vulcan Salute.

The update also improves general performance, a common issue with third party...

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11:00
Review: Incase’s DSLR Sling and Pro Packs are...

Eventually, pocket-sized cameras will compare in low-light performance to today’s large and expensive DSLRs. Although pro photographers will have moved on by then to even more powerful large cameras, the vast majority of people will see no need to carry big, heavy lenses and camera bodies around. The iPhone’s ascendance demonstrates that “eventually” is at least foreseeable, even though it’s not happening in the near term.

Serious photographers won’t be giving up their DSLRs any time soon, and in fact will be toting plenty of camera hardware — many times, along with a laptop — to any event or destination important enough to photograph properly. Over the years, I’ve learned that the “ideal bag” for my personal needs is one that can hold my camera, several lenses, and whichever MacBook I’m using. Having hunted for the ultimate carrying solution for both computer and photo gear, the best solutions I’ve found are made by Incase.

The bag I’ve used actively for the last...

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11:00
Two Lightning power accessories: Tylt Ribbn and...

Your iPhone and iPad need power, and recent devices are equipped with the handy slimline Lightning adapter. When you get a new iOS device, it comes with the standard Apple Lightning cable and an AC adapter. But cables get lost or broken, so chances are quite good that eventually a replacement cable will be needed. Today I'm taking a look at two Lightning power accessories: the Tylt Ribbn 4.8A Car Charger (US$49.99) and the Scosche FlatOUT LED charge/sync cable ($19.99). Both of these accessories have one thing in common -- flat MFi (Made for iPhone/iPad) compliant cables.

Tylt Ribbn

The Ribbn might be pricy for a car charger and cable, but it has two things going for it -- first, a 3-foot (1 meter) flat ribbon cable is almost impossible to tangle and second, the ability to provide 4.8 Amps of current allows for fast charging...

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10:58
Upcoming 'Apple Music' Streaming Service...

Ahead of the introduction of Apple's new streaming music platform, Financial Times has shared some key details about the service, confirming it will be called simply "Apple Music." With the launch of the service, Apple will be largely abandoning its iTunes branding, using the name only for the online store.

As has been previously shared, Apple will not be offering a freemium ad-supported listening tier like Spotify, and will charge $9.99 per month for the service. Apple plans to draw customers in by offering a three-month free trial, much longer than the 30 days competing services offer.

Apple's new music service is built upon Beats Music, its existing subscription service that it acquired last year. Apple executives heavily lauded Beats Music's emphasis on human curation...

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10:53
Apple reportedly looking to reduce 30% revenue cut...

A new report by the Financial Times suggests that Apple is looking to change the 70/30 revenue share for certain types of App Store apps. The report claims that Apple wants to change the way revenue is distributed between developers and Apple for music, video and news apps.

The report is a bit circumspect as the timing of the change does not seem to be related to any particular incident, although potentially Apple is forced into cutting the share due to potential anticompetitive complaints with Apple Music, to be announced next week.

Developers hoping to make more money...

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10:53
Watch these fabulous flying rays

BBC:

Closely related to sharks but with long, flat bodies and wing-like pectoral fins, they are ideally suited to swooping through the water yet seem equally at home in the air, so much so that they have earned the name “flying rays”.

Mobula rays can reach heights of more than two metres (6ft 6ins), remaining airborne for several seconds, but their landings are much less graceful, creating a loud bang as they belly-flop back into the sea.

The video on this page is spectacular. I’d love to go scuba diving with this group but I’d be afraid of a 5.2 m (17 ft), 2,000 lbs ray landing on me.

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10:48
Apple Online Store stops offering iPhone with 2-year...

Apple removed the option to buy an AT&T iPhone on a two-year contract from its online store on Thursday night, reflecting AT&T's wider shift away from two-year contracts.

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10:39
Duet 1.2.9 - Use your iPad as an external display. (...

Duet is the first app that allows you to use your iDevice as an extra display for your Mac using the Lightning or 30-pin cable.

Note: This app requires a $14.99 iOS companion app.



Version 1.2.9:

  • Fixes window closing bug





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10:37
1TB Xbox One with new controller spotted on Amazon

I spy with my little eye an Xbox One with 500GB more storage and a controller with a built-in 3.5mm headset port. Amazon has what appears to be a placeholder page for a 1TB Xbox One bundled with the newly designed controller and Halo: The Master Chie...

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10:34
Skype 7.8.0.391 - Voice-over-internet phone and chat...

Skype allows you to talk to friends, family and co-workers across the Internet without the inconvenience of long distance telephone charges. Using peer-to-peer data transmission technology, Skype eliminates the central server as a middle manager.

Today, millions of individuals and businesses are taking advantage of Skype's diverse communication features:

  • Free Skype-to-Skype
  • Landline and cellphone calling
  • SMS and instant messaging
  • Voicemail
  • Free video calls
  • Call forwarding to your phone when you're offline

Skype-to-Skype calls, video calls, and instant messaging are free, 24 hours a day, anywhere in the world. Users can make phone calls and send SMS messages at great value Pay-As-You-Go rates, or make unlimited calls to certain countries with a subscription.



Version 7.8.0.391:

  • Full release notes can be found here:...

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10:18
Bold Poker for iPhone and iPad is your personal...

Deal with it.Thanks to Bold Poker for sponsoring The Loop this week.

Bold Poker: Deal with it.

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10:09
Apple Pay survey finds many retailers still...

Apple has invested a lot into its Apple Pay mobile payments solution since its launch last fall. Since launching in October, the payment method is already accepted at more than 700,000 retail locations, according to the company. Reuters today has published a new report in which Apple says that Apple Pay will be accepted by half of the top 100 merchants in the United States by the end of this year, with more planned in 2016. Currently, a fourth of the top 100 retailers support Apple Pay.

According to a retailer that Reuters contacted, Apple has been pushing its mobile payment service aggressively to retailers. The retailer, which remained anonymous and has no plans to accept Apple Pay, said this:

“They have been pushing hard and it’s been that way for months. They have called and tried to persuade us even after...

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09:52
Cities in Motion Collection launches on Mac App...

MacPlay has announced that Colossal Order's hit title, Cities in Motion Collection, is now available on the Mac App Store. It requires Mac OS X 10.6.3 or higher.

Cities in Motion is a city-based mass transportation simulator. Players operate their own transportation company, building a public network with a variety of vehicle types, including buses, trams, and subway trains. By meeting the needs of city residents, the player tries to make as much profit as possible.

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09:43
iFlicks 2.2.1

Improves the watch folder agent and adds more tag actions to rules. ($24.99 new, free update, 13.6 MB)

 

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09:43
Amazon's Fire TV is a hit among US consumers,...

Its ability to do everything, from video-streaming to gaming, makes the Fire TV a solid home entertainment product. And people in the US are starting to take note of this. According to Strategy Analytics, an independent firm that researches the consu...

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09:39
DayBack Calendar for FileMaker adds multi-day...

SeedCode has updated DayBack Calendar, the add-on scheduling calendar for FileMaker Pro databases. It lets users balance their workload with multi-day resource scheduling.

Users can see their workload as a series of columns, each representing the tasks, activities or appointments allocated to each resource. The new multi-day resource scheduling view is delivered as an in-app update, so there's no need for existing calendar users to re-integrate DayBack Calendar with their database.

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09:31
Apple boots contractor Skanska from Campus 2 project...

Swedish contractor Skanska AB will reportedly not be allowed to continue working on Apple's multi-billion dollar "spaceship" campus once its current projects are completed, a move that could be related to rising costs and delays in construction.

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09:19
You can now Skype from your browser in the US and UK

If you like using Skype, but the only connection you have in Squankville, USA is at an internet cafe, now you have an option. Microsoft has opened Skype for Web (beta) to all users in the UK and US on Internet Explorer, Chrome, Safari and Firefox. Pr...

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09:15
9to5Toys Last Call: 32GB Wi-Fi Flash Drive $30,...

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

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

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09:00
Skype for Web Beta now open to US, UK users

Skype is an extremely popular way for people around the globe to connect to each other through messaging, audio calls, and video calls. But up until now, the service has always required a standalone application on your Mac. Back in March, Microsoft opened a beta of a web-based Skype service to a small number of users; now that beta has been opened to anyone in the US and UK.

To use Skype for Web Beta, users must either have a Skype account or sign up for one. The only software on your favorite Mac will be your browser (Safari, Chrome or Firefox are all supported) and a small browser plug-in. Pointing your browser to http://web.skype.com walks users through the setup process, after which they're ready to call friends and family around the world.

The experience of using Skype for Web Beta is surprisingly similar to that for the full-on Mac application, and I found it to work quite well for both video and audio calls...

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09:00
The best handheld vacuum

This post was done in partnership with The Sweethome, a list of the best gear for your home. Read the original full article at TheSweethome.com

For small spills and tight spots that a regular vacuum can't reach, we recommend using the Black & Decker...

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08:54
Apple Watch tips: How to use it as an iPhone camera...

Because the Apple Watch is an entirely new platform and interface, some of the more helpful functions of the device may not be readily apparent to new users, such as activating Apple Pay, taking screenshots, or using the remote camera shutter function.

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08:48
Retailers Cite 'Insufficient Customer Demand...

Despite Apple dubbing 2015 "the year of Apple Pay" in its January earnings call, a number of big-name retailers remain skeptical over the contactless payments service, according to Reuters. The service launched last October in the U.S. and has steadily gained support from numerous banks and retailers in the months since.

Working through the National Retail Federation's top 100 United States merchants, of which Apple said "about half" would begin to accept Apple Pay this year, Reuters found the company's predictions may be "too optimistic," with many retailers remaining skeptical about Apple Pay.Since then, the company...

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08:45
Killer Deal: Use $100 coupons to help knock $260+...

AppleInsider readers this month can take advantage of an exclusive offer from one of Apple's authorized resellers that allows instant discounts to be combined with a $100 coupon and $50 rebate, knocking a total of $260-$275 off every new 15" MacBook Pro configuration with AppleCare.

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08:44
Gaming hall of fame inducts 'Pong,' '...

The results are in. After a selection process that lasted nearly four months, the newly created World Video Game Hall of Fame has announced its first class inductees. Doom, Pac-Man, Pong, Super Mario Bros., Tetris and World of Warcraft were chosen by...

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08:42
Rumor: Apple taps AU Optronics to build 4-inch...

Supplier AU Optronics has secured a deal to produce screens for a future 4-inch iPhone, which may be in the works to ship in 2016, a report said.

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08:22
A drop of blood reveals almost every virus you'...

This stock image is just for illustration, you do not need this much blood to take the new test.

Every disease that you've ever encountered is cataloged within your DNA, and now a team from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute has worked out how to a...

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08:19
Yahoo slims down services, will require iOS 5.0 or...

Sometimes you’ve got no choice but to upgrade…

Yahoo announced that it will be ending support for Yahoo Mail and Yahoo Contacts will be discontinued for some older Apple devices as of June 15th.

In the case of Yahoo Mail, users with devices running iOS 4 or earlier will no longer be able to use their Yahoo accounts with iOS’ native Mail app. At the same time, Yahoo Contacts will stop syncing with Macs on OS X Lion or earlier.

Yahoo stated that the changes are needed to ensure the speed, security, and functionality of Yahoo services. People with unsupported operating systems will still be able to reach Mail and...

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08:11
AppleInsider podcast talks WWDC, Apple TV, HomeKit,...

This week's all-new AppleInsider podcast features Neil Hughes and Shane Cole as we discuss Apple's acquisition of augmented reality company Metaio, our WWDC predictions, Apple TV, and Apple HomeKit. Shane and Neil have a word to say on what they wish for Apple TV, and we have a special interview with Joe Dada, CEO of HomeKit accessory maker Insteon.

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08:00
Apple expands same-day courier options to online...

Apple has updated its online store with a quicker, same-day delivery option on select items ordered in certain zip codes. The new “courier delivery” option, which promises to deliver “on the same day, within four hours”, has been added today as an additional supported faster delivery method for items bought on Apple’s online store. Apple previously only offered guaranteed shipping services with additional fees that promised next day shipping or next day shipping before noon.

While Apple’s same-day courier option is extremely limited by item inventory and supported zip codes, the store pages for iPhone, iPad, iPod, and Apple TV now each mention the faster delivery option. Apple’s Shipping and Pickup documentation has also added the description for the...

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08:00
WWDC 2015: What to expect from this year's...

On Monday, June 8 beginning at 10 AM PT/1 PM ET, Apple executives will be taking to the stage at Moscone West in San Francisco to launch the 2015 Apple Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC). We'll be providing coverage of all of the announcements as they happen through a Google Hangout, but today we're providing you with an idea of what we think will be the top items of discussion. 

Mac OS X 10.11

OS X 10.11 is expected to focus on system-level improvements that'll increase the stability of the Mac-based operating system. One area of improvement outside of performance tweaks may be Control Center, which could be overhauled with Bluetooth, WiFi and Do Not Disturb controls similar to iOS. 

iOS 9

Similar to OS X 10.11, iOS 9 also is expected to bring under-the-hood improvements for performance and stability purposes. Apple will likely continue its focus on smarter...

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08:00
Going Android: How Nintendo could learn from Amazon

Nintendo may have quashed rumors that its next-generation "NX" console will run Android, but that isn't enough to stop the speculators. After all, the company has a history of denials that weren't entirely forthright. Remember how the console maker d...

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07:56
Apple to stream WWDC keynote at Monday, 10 AM PST

If you’re hankering to watch the Worldwide Developer Conference keynote, Apple’s got you covered.

The keynote will take place on Monday, June 8th at 10 AM pacific time and the PowerPage will do everything it can to bring you the latest news from the event. .

This year, Apple is expected to show off features from the next versions of OS X and iOS, may introduce a new streaming music service built on Beats Music, and could unveil new features for Apple TV such as support for third-party apps. The company is also going to share details on developing native apps for Apple Watch.

Take a gander at the link below come Monday, 10 AM for the live stream.

And, as...

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07:40
Edward Snowden hails Apple as 'pioneering...

Whistleblower and former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden lauded Apple for enabling measures like default full-disk encryption in iOS 8, in a rare editorial published on Friday.

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07:30
Today in the App Store -- Minecraft, Hitman GO and...

Here are some of the best free apps, app updates and new apps that have landed in the App Store recently. Today’s notable apps include a discount on Hitman GO; the new Arpeggist; and an update to Minecraft. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can.

iOS Apps Now Free

SAT Trainer - NerdCoach [$6.99 → Free] NerdCoach’s LSAT Trainer is a video-game inspired study tool that makes LSAT test prep fun and portable.

Slingshot Racing [$0.99 → Free] Behold a beautiful steampunk environment with ice tracks, grappling hooks, snowmen and more!

Funfair Ride Simulator 2 [$1.99 → Free] Did you ever control...

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07:27
Apple Store No Longer Sells iPhone With 2-Year...

Apple overnight removed the option to purchase a new iPhone on a two-year contract with AT&T on the Apple Online Store, eliminating the ability for customers to purchase an iPhone for a subsidized price of $199 or $299 through the carrier. Apple now sells iPhones on AT&T exclusively through the AT&T Next carrier financing program, while two-year contracts remain available through Verizon and Sprint.

AT&T Next allows a customer to purchase a new iPhone for $0 down and make equal payments for 12, 18 or 24 months until the full price of the smartphone has been paid, at which point the device can be traded in for a new iPhone. The full price breakdown for each iPhone model on AT&T Next, available through both the Apple Online Store and Apple Retail Store, is listed below.

iPhone 6
- 16GB: From $21.64/month
- 64GB: From $24.97/month
- 128GB: From $28.30/month

iPhone 6 Plus
- 16GB...

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07:23
External Link: Yahoo Dropping Services for Some...

Yahoo has announced that it’s dropping two services for older Apple devices on 15 June 2015: Yahoo Mail in the built-in Mail app for devices running iOS 4 and earlier and Yahoo Contacts syncing support for Macs running Mac OS X 10.7 Lion and earlier. Yahoo is also ending Yahoo Maps at the end of June, and will be discontinuing Yahoo Pipes on 30 August 2015, along with a few other services.

 

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07:15
How an astronaut shook hands with someone on Earth...

NASA astronaut Terry Virts is part of the current ISS crew, while ESA telerobotics specialist André Schiele is in the Netherlands. Thanks to two special joysticks with force feedback in both locations, though, they were able to "shake hands" during a...

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07:10
∞ Hound demo: Keep Siri in mind when you watch this

An impressive demo, a bit of what Siri could be.

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06:54
How to add spaces to your Mac’s Dock using Terminal

Peter Cohen, writing for iMore, talks you through the process of adding spacers into your dock, creating natural groupings for all your dock icons.

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06:54
Apple expects half of top US merchants will accept...

Apple's work to expand the footprint of its iPhone-based mobile payment service continues more than half a year after its debut, and while the company expects to bring a number of large merchants on board before the end of 2015, though it appears to be an uphill battle.

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06:46
Apple Legal prevents AltConf from streaming WWDC...

Apple just sent AltConf a letter that, in effect, was a shot across their bow. Be sure to read the update at the bottom of the post, as well as the comments (some excellent points, well made).

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06:29
iExplorer 3.7.5.0 - View and transfer files on your...

iExplorer is an iPhone browser for Mac lets you view the files on your iOS device. By using a drag and drop interface, you can quickly copy files and folders between your Mac and your iPhone or iTouch. It works with both jailbroken and non-jailbroken iPhones and works quickly with a standard USB cable.

Features

  • All the best technology from Phone to Mac, Phone Disk, and iExplorer 2, and then some
  • One-click recovery of music and videos straight to iTunes
  • Explore and export photos and videos (even from older iPods)
  • Mount any folder or category, including playlists and photo albums, then browse in Finder and open with other apps
  • Browse any iTunes backups (encrypted too). Export: Messages (including attachments), notes, voicemail, call history, contacts, calendars...
  • Works with all types of iPhones, iPads, iPod Touch, and regular iPod



Version 3.7.5.0:

  • iOS 8.4...

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06:16
Coming at WWDC 2015: New Apple Watch SDK, Quality-...

Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference is about to kick off. On Monday, June 8th, company executives will take the stage at San Francisco’s Moscone Center to provide their annual roadmap for Apple’s software, services, and devices.

Traditionally, Apple has used the conference to introduce major upgrades to the iPhone, iPad, and...

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06:03
AltConf streaming of WWDC content cancelled (and...

AltConf has received a letter from Apple’s legal representatives demanding that AltConf refrain from streaming or displaying any video content from the Apple Worldwide Develper Conference.

This includes the Keynote and State of the Union stream on Monday, June 8, which has been a part of the AltConf program for the last few years. This also affects the Viewing Room, where video sessions from WWDC were going to be shown in the hopes to create a collective place where AltConf attendees could view and discuss WWDC content together.

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05:44
Mactracker 7.4.4

Adds detailed information about the Apple Watch, plus the latest iMac and MacBook Pro models. (Free, 38.7 MB)

 

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05:40
∞ Today is National Doughnut Day

Turns out, the first Friday in June is National Doughnut Day.

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05:00
iOS apps to help you track the 2015 Women’s World Cup

Women’s World Cup on iPhone and iPad

The 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup is in Canada, but there are plenty of ways to enjoy the tournament on your iOS device if you live in the U.S. Here are a few apps you can use to enhance your World Cup experience.

Make your picks

Fans love picking winners and losers in a tournament. Togga, which runs a fantasy soccer league based on the Barclays Premier League, lets you pick the Women’s World Cup winners with its free Women’s World Cup Challenge app.

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04:57
There's little interest in autonomous driving...

Semi-autonomous features like adaptive cruise control (ACC) and traffic jam assist (TJA) represent early real-world tests for human-machine interaction (HMI).  At their best, when operated correctly in proper conditions, ACC and TJA completely control all acceleration, braking, and steering, removing some of the cognitive load from the driver.  From an HMI perspective, this presents the challenge of how to convey control and status information on a number of different subsystems, in an immediately clear and meaningful way to users.

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04:10
Rumors of Apple Adopting a Dual Lens Camera Solution...

Rumors of Apple adopting a dual lens camera that could provide DSLR quality has been floating around since last November. The rumor resurfaced on January 13 on the G for Games blog. Today, ...

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03:34
Inside Apple UK: Lavish London stores welcome Apple...

London -- one of the most expensive cities in the world -- has prime exposure to Apple Watch, both in high-end boutiques and in two of Apple's own most impressive retail flagship stores, among the 38 total stores in the United Kingdom. Actually buying the new device in those stores, however, remains frustratingly difficult, at least for now.

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01:44
Tinderbox 6.3

Adds a new treemap view to the personal content assistant. ($249 new, free update, 49.4 MB)

 

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00:10
PhotoDesk 3.1.1 - Instagram client for photo sharing...

PhotoDesk lets you view, like, comment, and download Instagram pictures/videos! (NO Uploads! / Image Posting! Instagram forbids that! AND you *need* an *existing* Instagram account). But you can do so much more.

Of all Mac clients, Photodesk allows you to use the most features of Instagram on your Mac and even exceeds Instagram's functionality:

  • Video Support
  • See Pictures on a Map
  • Search for Places
  • Statistics
  • Save Images / Videos
  • Comment Templates
  • Fantastic, modern UI, optimized for OS X 10.10 Yosemite



Version 3.1.1:

  • Fixed a bug where printing products was not possible
  • Fixed a bug where creating an album would crash the app



  • OS X 10.8 or later



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Thursday June 4

23:56
Live blog: Apple's WWDC 2015 keynote starts...

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21:44
Fantastical 2.0.6

Adds a pop-up calendar that appears when editing start and end dates. ($39.99 new, free update, 12.8 MB)

 

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18:21
Apple, record labels negotiating last-minute...

With Apple widely expected to announce a new subscription-based music streaming service at its Worldwide Developers Conference next week, a report on Thursday suggests the company is cutting it close and holding last-minute negotiations with record labels.

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17:56
Apple prohibits AltConf from streaming WWDC content

It appears Apple is instituting tight control over WWDC content for 2015, as the company on Thursday threatened legal action against AltConf if it moved forward with plans to stream the yearly keynote and subsequent sessions to attendees at an offsite location.

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17:42
Apple Still Negotiating With Music Labels Over...

Days before Apple is expected to announce its rebranded and revamped version of Beats Music at WWDC, the Cupertino company is still negotiating terms with music labels, reports Bloomberg. Last month, it was also reported that the two sides had not reached a deal.

The labels are pushing to get a larger chunk of revenue than they receive under their current deals with Spotify Ltd., a competing streaming service, people familiar with the negotiations said. Both sides want to complete a deal before Apple’s June 8 annual event in San Francisco for more than 5,000 developers, according to the people, who asked not to be named because the talks are continuing.Currently, labels receive 55% of Spotify's $9.99 monthly rate while publishers take 15%....

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17:28
∞ Mesa Boogie Mark Five 25 guitar amp

I’ve been a Marshall guy forever, but those new Marshalls can’t touch what Boogie is doing. I’m getting one of these Mark Five 25 amps. I’ll post my thoughts.

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17:14
After taking a Beating all Week, Samsung Plays...

This has been a bad week for Samsung. We posted reports about brokers having to adjust their estimates downward as the Galaxy S6 isn't selling like the Samsung machine was hyping. Then there was a Korean report ...

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17:04
ConnochaetOS Makes Slackware Truly Free and a Bit...


ConnochaetOS is a nice entry into a pure, free Linux experience. Most people mistakenly equate open source with "free," as in pay nothing. Experienced Linux users know, however, that the open source concept separates the price of the software from the cost of obtaining enterprise-level modifications and support. The notion of "free" does not mean there's no cost to get it. Open source licenses prevent anyone from selling or owning the code. They allow the software to be used, modified and shared under defined terms and conditions.

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16:40
Apple blocks alternative WWDC conference AltConf...

In a letter received by the leaders of AltConf, it was revealed that Apple is cracking down on the live streaming of its WWDC video content at events other than its own. AltConf, which is a community-based developer conference being held in San Francisco the same week as WWDC, had planned to stream content from WWDC in its Viewing Room, but received a letter from an Apple legal representative which demanded that AltConf cease all plans to stream Apple content.

This firm represents Apple Inc. (“Apple”) in certain matters. Apple has recently learned that AltConf 2015 (“AltConf”) is promoting its intent to stream live content from Apple’s WWDC events, including the Keynote address, and is charging $300 for guaranteed spots in the viewing area for the live streams.

Publicly streaming Apple’s WWDC content in the manner in which AltConf proposes would violate Apple’s copyright rights in...

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16:17
Samsung says '6>6' in new Galaxy S6...

In its never ending quest to one-up Apple, Samsung on Thursday revealed a new ad campaign counting the ways the partially curved Galaxy S6 Edge display outperforms iPhone 6. The spots come with the cheeky tagline, "When you do the math it's clear, six is greater than six."

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15:59
Samsung is working on a Voice Activated Ejectable...

Today the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Samsung that relates to an electronic device such as their Galaxy Note having an automatically ejectable input touch pen system. What's unique about this invention is that the pen ...

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15:32
Samsung looks for any possible advantages in new...

Samsung today has shared two new ads for its Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge flagships and in typical Samsung fashion, both of the ads take multiple disses at the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. The first ad features the Galaxy S6 Edge and focuses on how the curved display of the device is “useful.” Samsung touts that the S6 Edge lights up on the side when someone calls, while the iPhone 6 simply vibrates. Because a strobing light is definitely more useful than a vibration…

The ad also mentions how the side of the Galaxy S6 Edge is useful for viewing notifications and other content, while the side of the iPhone 6 is simply home to the volume buttons and mute switch.

The next ad focuses on the...

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15:32
Samsung Compares Galaxy S6 Edge to iPhone 6 in New...

Over the years, one of Samsung's major advertising tactics has involved comparing its devices to Apple's iPhones, attempting to point out shortcomings and feature flaws. As of today, Samsung's published two new videos that pit its Galaxy S6 Edge against the iPhone 6, highlighting the device's camera, wireless charging, and curved display.

In the first video, Samsung shows off the dual curved edge of the S6 Edge, which can be used to display information like incoming calls and notifications. "Oooh, check out the edge of the Galaxy S6 Edge," says the voiceover. "It displays colors when your top five contacts call. The edge of the iPhone 6 displays nothing. But it has a vibrate function."

The second video focuses on the Galaxy S6 Edge's ability to charge wirelessly when placed on an included inductive charging mat, and it compares the S6 camera to the camera in the iPhone 6. The S6 and S6 Edge come with a front-facing camera that has a 120-degree wide-angle field of...

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15:19
It's Hard to See WWDC Through My Apple TV Tears


By the time you read this, I'll have finished swearing in the privacy of my office, and likely will have entered the acceptance stage of grief. Already, realization is dawning that I was right to withhold hope that Apple would reveal a new Apple TV at its WorldWide Developers Conference on Monday. I hate it when pessimism wins. So what gives? If WWDC isn't set to kick off until next week, how can I know that Apple isn't going to introduce a new Apple TV? Isn't Apple the most secretive consumer tech company ever devised?

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13:51
Apple Continues Decorating Moscone West for WWDC...

Each year ahead of the Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple puts up logos, signs, and banners across Moscone West in San Francisco, where the event is held. Decorations began going up on Tuesday, and work will continue throughout the weekend to prepare for Monday's keynote event.

As of this afternoon, Apple has finished placing two Apple logos on the outside windows of Moscone West, and yesterday, the first interior banner went up. The initial banner uses the same graphic design elements that are present on the company's WWDC 2015 website, along with the tagline "The epicenter of change."

The next interior banners to go up may give us some hints on what we can expect from OS X 10.11 and iOS 9, the two new operating systems that will be unveiled at WWDC. With OS X 10.10, we saw banners...

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13:43
How to use Maps on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

You can use Maps to find your location, use turn-by-turn navigation, and see real-time traffic information. Learn how to use these features and more on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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13:39
BitTorrent's Bleep Hides Messages From Prying...


BitTorrent's Bleep, a secure peer-to-peer messaging service, last month reached the end of its third trimester in alpha testing, and an official version became available for iOS, Android, OS X and PC. The official release is the first to reach iOS. Bleep's Whisper feature enables ephemeral messaging, along with the service's cloudless, end-to-end encrypted calling function. Although BitTorrent appeared to forego a beta testing period for Bleep, the company has been creating separate alpha and beta tracks, according to developer Farid Fadaie.

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13:37
libraryofbabel.info resource locator 1.1 - Locate...

libraryofbabel.info is a universal library inspired by Jorge Luis Borges' "The Library of Babel." The website contains every possible page of 3200 characters, including the 26 letters of the Roman alphabet, space, comma, and period. Thus, it contains every page of text that ever has been and ever could be written in many of the world's languages, and potential translations or transliterations of all the others.

The External Resource Locator can find the text of any website you visit within the library of babel. It provides a more immediate experience of the library's omniferousness. After installation, an image of three nested hexagons will appear to the left of your browser's navigation bar. It can be used in the following ways:

  1. Navigate to any web page and click the button to find all of the text from that page in the library. Note that this will include all the anchor text from links and navigation elements as well as any more relevant text...
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13:18
Apple TV leaps into first place as iOS dominates...

Adobe's Digital Index team on Thursday issued a report on video viewing and browsing ahead of Apple's WWDC, noting that Apple TV has doubled its share in premium video viewing to overtake Roku as iOS devices in general widen their lead over Android and other competitors.

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13:07
Yahoo to discontinue support for Mail, Contacts on...

Support for Yahoo Mail and Yahoo Contacts will be discontinued for some older Apple devices as of June 15, Yahoo said in a Thursday blog post.

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13:00
Google Chrome aims to improve laptop battery life by...

Google has been working with Adobe to improve battery life drain caused by Flash and today flipped the switch on a new Chrome feature that does exactly that. The new feature aims to detect Flash on a webpage that is actually important to the main content and “intelligently pause content” that isn’t as important. The result is to hopefully make the web experience with Flash more power efficient to improve battery life on your laptop. Here’s how it works:

When you’re on a webpage that runs Flash, we’ll intelligently pause content (like Flash animations) that aren’t central to the webpage, while keeping...

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12:49
Tweetbot 2.0 - Popular Twitter client. (Commercial)

Tweetbot is a full-featured OS X Twitter client with a lot of personality. Whether it's the meticulously-crafted interface, sounds and animation, or features like multiple timelines and column views, there's a lot to love about Tweetbot.

Features

  • Multiple Timelines. Quickly switch between your lists as your main timeline.
  • Multiple Windows and Columns. Display timelines from different accounts side by side.
  • Notification Center support.
  • Beautiful Retina graphics.
  • Mute filters lets you block messages from users without unfollowing them. You can also mute hashtags and specific keywords.
  • Sync timeline position, direct message read statuses, and mute filters between your Mac, iPhone, and iPad via iCloud.
  • Support for multiple services like Pocket, Instapaper, Readability, CloudApp, and Droplr.
  • Save drafts, add locations and POI's, attach photos/videos, manage your lists, and much more.
  • ...

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12:25
Subscription music service expected to boost iPhone...

Apple is expected to announce a new subscription streaming music service at WWDC next week, but investment bank Piper Jaffray expects that the pay-to-play Spotify competitor will bolster the iPhone ecosystem much more than it will pad Apple's bottom line.

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11:40
Apple holds grip on 5th place in Fortune 500 thanks...

Fortune on Thursday published the 2015 edition of its annual Fortune 500 list, as last year ranking Apple fifth among U.S. corporations in terms of revenue, largely on the sales of iPhones and Macs.

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11:37
Robinhood Opens Stock Trading to All

Robinhood for the iPhone makes stock trading both easy and free. Josh Centers reviews the app and its limitations.

 

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11:28
Google's Android Permissions Get Granular


Google appears to be heeding warnings of security experts who say Android users need better control over what apps do with information from their phones. At I/O, its worldwide shindig for developers held last week, the company announced that the next version of its mobile operating system, Android M, would take a more granular approach to permissions for data requested by apps. Recent versions of Android allows applications to make a block of permission requests as they're installed.

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10:53
Apple Watch tips: Jump to last task, delete watch...

The Apple Watch's user interface is unlike any that has made before, and there are more than a few tricks to using it efficiently. AppleInsider shows you how to quickly jump to your last task, delete watch faces, organize your glances, and remove third-party apps.

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10:51
Yahoo ending support for mail & contact syncing...

Yahoo announced today that a few of its services will no longer be support on older Macs and iOS devices. The changes will impact Yahoo Mail with Apple’s built-in Mail app on older iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches, and Yahoo Contact syncing on Macs running older versions of the desktop operating system. The changes will take place later this month on June 15th.

Starting then, Yahoo Mail will only work with Apple’s built-in Mail app on iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches running iOS 5 or later. Yahoo says it is dropping support for iOS 4 and older versions to focus on security and functionality and points users to mail.yahoo.com to continue using the email service on older devices.

On the Mac side, Yahoo will no...

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10:26
Amplified: Pre-WWDC Beard

Jim and Dan talk about next week’s WWDC, Apple’s interest in music and television, and more.

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10:21
Alternote 1.0.2 - Note-taking app that integrates...

Alternote is a gorgeous OS X note-taking app that integrates with Evernote. Designed to be the most convenient and natural way to make notes, collect information, write down your ideas, feelings and memories.

Alternote is totally secure. There are no Alternote servers in the chain, just you, your Mac and Evernote backend.

Distraction-free

Interface slightly dims as you start typing. Now just focus on writing.

Night mode & font settings

Change sidebar background, color scheme and font settings as you like.

Robust search

Search through note title and contents as-you-type. Start searching just as you launch Alternote, no more focusing search field.

Backed by Evernote

Alternote is an alternative Evernote client for Mac. You can use Evernote mobile apps and clippers. All your data will be in sync.

Retina-ready & smooth

You will make use of every pixel of Alternote. It’s retina-...

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10:21
Keeping Up with the Snoops 11: News at Eleven

Congress has taken its first step toward surveillance reform. Josh Centers explains how we got here and what that means.

 

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09:54
Led Zeppelin to release Deluxe Editions of final...

Deluxe editions of Led Zeppelin’s final three studio albums: Presence, In Through The Out Door, and Coda will be released in July. As with the previous deluxe editions, all three have been newly remastered by guitarist and producer Jimmy Page and are accompanied by companion audio comprised of previously unreleased music related to the original release selected and compiled by Page.

Jimmy has done a good job on remastering some of the band’s other works, so this should be worth picking up.

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09:52
New charity auction offers chance to tour Apple HQ...

Apple on Thursday launched another auction through Charitybuzz, offering the winner a chance to tour the company's Cupertino, Calif. headquarters with VP of Education John Couch.

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09:50
Apple’s Marc Newson responds to Apple Watch...

Marc Newson, famous designer and close friend of Apple design guru Jony Ive, just gave his first solo interview since joining Apple last year. In the interview with the London Evening Standard, Newson talks Apple Watch, thought to be one of the first products he had involvement with since joining the company, as well as the future of the company from fashion to cars. 

When asked about Apple Watch, and specifically the criticism from the fashion industry, Newson responded:...

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09:19
Apple Leaps from #56 to #5 on Fortune 500 List in...

In 2010 Apple was listed on Fortune's 500 list as a respectable company at number 56. The year after the iPad came to market and in just five short years Apple has rocketed to now take the fifth spot on the Fortune 500.

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09:09
Review: Tweetbot for Mac 2.0 brings a Yosemite-style...

Yes, you read that headline right. The long-awaited Yosemite update for Tweetbot is finally here. The application has been rebuilt with a new look and updated controls for several features that make things like creating columns and tracking down the tweet associated with an image much easier.

The main attraction for most users will be the new design, so let’s take a look at that in a bit more detail first…

Tweetbot 2 fully embraces the Yosemite aesthetic that was introduced in OS X last year while still maintaining much of the same functionality and layout with which users are already familiar. Everything has been flattened, and timelines that previously sported a light gray tone are now pure white...

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09:08
9to5Toys Last Call: Bose Soundlink Mini II release,...

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

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

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09:00
4 updates to Power Query

This month’s Power Query update includes four new or improved features including:

  • Enhanced Privacy levels dialog
  • New Text column filters: “Does Not Begin With…” and “Does Not End With…”
  • Improved Salesforce connectors
  • Improved “Excel Workbook” connector

 

 

You can continue reading for more details about each feature.

Enhanced Privacy levels dialog

We improved the Privacy levels dialog where users are asked to provide privacy levels for all data sources involved in a query. With this update, users can control whether privacy levels apply to a specific location or a more general one. For instance, you can now control whether privacy levels should be applied to a page versus an entire site.

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09:00
Office 365 Developer Podcast: Episode 048 with Eric...

In this episode, Jeremy Thake and Richard DiZerega talk to Eric Shupps on his thoughts on SharePoint Add-ins.

http://officeblogspodcastswest.blob.core.windows.net/podcasts/EP48.mp3

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Weekly updates

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09:00
Office 2016 on Windows Preview update

Today’s post was written by Kirk Koenigsbauer, corporate vice president for the Office Client Applications and Services Team.

About a month ago, we invited anyone to participate in Office 2016 on Windows Preview. We now have over one million customers using the Office Preview across both Windows and Mac platforms. When we started the preview, we noted we would be adding features regularly for customers to test and just this month released several new updates.

Here’s a quick look at a few of the highlights:

  • Real Time Presence in Word—While Real Time Typing will ship in subsequent builds, we are rolling out a key part of that collaborative experience with Real Time Presence. Real Time Presence allows you to see where in a document your teammates are editing. We are turning this on first for OneDrive for Business subscribers but it will be available more broadly soon.
  • Simplified file sharing—...
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08:57
Apple clarifies Space Black Apple Watch won’t hit...

This morning, Apple announced that the Apple Watch will arrive in new countries on June 26th and in Apple Retail stores across the globe in two weeks. The company also said that all orders placed through May will ship to customers within two weeks, with the exception of the 42mm Space Black stainless steel model.

In an email to those who ordered at least that Space Black version, Apple has clarified that this model will not be in retail stores until all online orders have been fulfilled:

Thank you for ordering an Apple Watch. We’re working hard to ship orders as quickly as possible and in the order they were placed.

As you may have heard, some models of Apple Watch will soon be available for purchase in Apple Retail Stores. We’d like...

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08:55
Periscope adds map-based feed browsing, Sunrise...

Twitter on Thursday added several features to Periscope, most significantly a map browser, while Microsoft added an Apple Watch app to Sunrise Calendar.

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08:44
CrashPlan 4.2.0 - Online backup service; free for...

Only CrashPlan offers local and online backup that's automatic, secure, and cross-platform. Even if you need to back up as many as 10 computers at home, CrashPlan delivers multi-destination protection that maximizes convenience, flexibility, and rapid restores. It's free to back up locally and to friends and family, and it's just a few dollars a month for unlimited online personal backup with a CrashPlan subscription.

CrashPlan runs on Mac, Windows, and Linux.

Note: CrashPlan is available in both free and paid versions. Individual, Family, and Business subscriptions are available, and their pricing schedules can be found here.



Version 4.2.0: Fixes and Enhancements

  • Incrementing the version number of the CrashPlan app from version 3.7.0 to 4.2.0 to unify with the Code42 cloud version.
  • OS X: Changing the username or email on the Settings...

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08:43
Next-gen Apple TV won’t surface at WWDC, not ready...

It looks like Apple won’t be unveiling a next-gen Apple TV at WWDC this year.

In spite of copious rumors that Apple would introduce an updated set-top box, it seems as if the device isn’t ready yet. The New York Times’ Brian X. Chen writes that Apple has postponed its plans because the product is “not ready for prime time.”

The event was rumored to show off new Apple TV hardware, including an improved remote control and a tool kit for developers to use to make apps with. But those plans were postponed partly because the product was not ready for prime time, according to two people briefed on the product.

Apple has not introduced a new version of...

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08:28
Thanks to our Patreon backers

It's June! Summer is almost here, school will let out soon, Tim Cook and friends will have goodies for us next week and Apple World Today will produce another month of articles. 

Our fantastic patrons over at Patreon help make that happen and for that they have our gratitude! Heres's our monthly shout-out to the fantastic people who support us every month. You're the best. 

While we're on the subject, we've got an active Slack group for our patrons. Hang out with us, see what we're working on and more. It's available to all backers. 

Our thanks goes out to:

Erin Murphy
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08:21
Apple Again Places #5 in Annual Fortune 500 Rankings

Fortune has released its annual Fortune 500 list of the top U.S. corporations based on gross revenue, which together accounted for $12.5 trillion in revenues, $945 billion in profits and $17 trillion in market value. Apple maintained the 5th spot in the rankings for the second consecutive year after steadily rising from 6th place in 2013, 17th place in 2012, 35th place in 2011 and 56th place in 2010.

"After a bumpy start to 2014, Apple's stock finished the year up 40%, adding nearly $200 billion to the company's market value. A product...

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08:09
OfficeTime 1.7.3.3.10 - Easy time and expense...

OfficeTime is time and expense tracking that is easy, elegant and focused.

Other time keepers are clumsy or oversimplified. OfficeTime balances features and ease of use, allowing you to easily track exactly what you do each day.

Features:

  • Easy to use:
    The best time tracker just feels right. And if it feels right, you'll use it. Which means more hours captured!
  • Impressive invoicing:
    Easily justify your hours to clients.
  • Sync with OfficeTime on your iPhone or iPad (sold separately)
    Your time & expenses tracked on the go and synced back to your desk.
  • Increase Billable Hours:
    Increase your billables just by tracking your time more accurately. We guarantee it.
  • Easy Reports:
    Your life in a pie chart. Where did your time go last week? Which projects are running hot?
  • ...

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08:04
Apple’s latest charity auction invites you to tour...

Apple has been a part of several fundraising auctions through Charitybuzz over the last few years, giving lunch meetings and event invites in exchange for generous donations to various non-profit efforts. The company’s latest campaign promises a bit of a golden ticket in Willy Wonka fashion as the highest bidder will be invited to tour Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino and bring 1 guest (or up to 3 kids if it’s a family visit). Just don’t expect to be allowed inside Jony Ive’s secret lab…The tour is donated and will be lead by John Couch, Apple’s VP of Education:

“As Apple’s vice president of Education, John Couch has been responsible for driving Apple’s renewed success in the...

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08:04
Apple Watch units begin shipping with exception of...

Apple has essentially vowed to get all its Apple Watch back orders out the door and shipping within two weeks, albeit buyers of the Apple Watch 42 mm Space Black Stainless Steel with Space Black Link Bracelet will have to wait a bit longer.

A recently released statement offered the following:

All orders placed through May, with the sole exception of Apple Watch 42 mm Space Black Stainless Steel with Space Black Link Bracelet, will ship to customers within two weeks. At that time, we’ll also begin selling some models in our Apple Retail Stores.

The statement suggests that Apple retail locations will...

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08:00
New model, two-year-old processor: The 2015 15-inch...

Specs at a glance: 15-inch 2015 Apple Retina MacBook Pro

Screen
2880×1800 at 15.4" (220 PPI)

OS
OS X 10.10.3 "Yosemite"

CPU
2.5GHz Intel Core i7-4870HQ (Turbo up to 3.7GHz)

RAM
16GB 1600MHz DDR3L (non-upgradeable)

GPU
Intel Iris Pro 5200 (integrated), AMD Radeon R9 M370X with 2GB GDDR5

HDD
512GB solid-state drive

Networking
802.11a/b/g/n/ac (up to 1.3Gbps), Bluetooth 4.0

Ports
2x USB 3.0, 2x Thunderbolt 2, card reader, HDMI, headphones

Size
14.13" × 9.73" × 0.71" (358.9 mm × 247.1 mm × 18.0 mm)

Weight
4.49 lbs (2.04 kg)

Battery
99.5 WHr

Warranty
1 year

Starting price
$1,999.99

Price as reviewed
$2,499.99

Other perks
Webcam, backlit keyboard, dual integrated mics, Force Touch trackpad

Apple released a new 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro last month, but it’s not...

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07:50
Todoist introduces developer platform today

Todoist has released a developer platform today, paving they way for integration with products and services you love. Right away, service's developers have added support for Evernote, GitHub and Google Calendar. 

Developers will be able to create cool features with a webhook URL. I'm already looking forward to what comes of this, as Todoist is my project manager of choice. 

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07:38
Apple ranks in at number 5 on latest Fortune 500 list

Apple ranks in at number 5 on the latest Fortune 500, the annual list that ranks US companies by revenue, this time for fiscal year 2014. The company maintains its same position as last year behind Berkshire Hathaway (no. 4), Chevron (no. 3), Exxon Mobil (no. 2), and Wal-Mart Stores (no. 1).

While Apple comes in at fifth place for revenue, Fortune notes that it “boasts both the biggest profits of any company on the list ($39.5 billion) and the highest market value (more than $700 billion).”

After a bumpy start to 2014, Apple’s stock finished the year up 40%, adding nearly $200 billion...

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07:29
Media 100 announces Yosemite support, new $99 pricing

Boris FX and MacVideo Promo have announced Media 100 Suite Version 2.1.6, an upgrade of the video editing software for Mac OS X. The new version adds support for Yosemite and is available at a new price of US$99.

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07:24
Periscope for iPhone now lets you find streams by...



Twitter’s live video streaming app Periscope is out with a big update today adding a key promised feature. Periscope for iPhone version 1.1 now lets you find live streams around the world based on location using a new map view from the global tab. This lets you jump into streams going on around you or watch something interesting happening on the other side of the world. In addition to adding the new maps view, Periscope has been localized in 29 more languages:English, Japanese,...

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07:23
Apple Watch Coming to Switzerland, Italy, Mexico,...

In April we reported on a Swiss watch company that had an old trademark showing an Apple in connection with a watch. The trademark was reportedly going to stop Apple from entering the Swiss market unit after the trademark expired on December 5, 2015. Today Apple boldly announced it will begin selling the Apple Watch in Switzerland and five other countries on June 26.

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07:08
Jeff Williams: “Response to Apple Watch has...

The logjam is loosening.

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06:52
Apple’s Japanese bond sale will raise more than...

Apple’s first ever Japanese bond sale will raise more than had been previously estimated. An SEC filing reveals that the sale will raise ¥250B ($2B), more than the ¥200 billion ($1.6B) which had been reported earlier.

Apple is selling the bonds in Japanese yen due to the extremely low interest rates in the country, with Apple offering a rate of just 0.35%, paid twice a year in June and December. Goldman Sachs, one of the two underwriters of the bond issue, said that the market would welcome the offering.

“It’s Apple’s first time issuing in yen. Their ratings, credit fundamentals and familiarity within the Japanese market are very high,” said a Goldman Sachs banker. “The outcome proves...

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06:48
Dish Network in talks to merge with T-Mobile US,...

Dish Network is in talks to merge with T-Mobile U.S., a report said on Thursday, and while major details remain unsorted, the companies are believed to be closely aligned about what a resulting entity would look like -- one that might pose a threat to Apple's rumored subscription TV service.

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06:44
Is that an Apple Watch on your wrist?

If you are the go-to person for your friends and family on all things tech, this is worth a read.

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06:33
ETA brings travel times and traffic status to Apple...

This will be going on my Apple Watch today.

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06:33
Apple Watch arrives in seven more countries June 26

Apple has announced that the Apple Watch will be available in Italy, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland and Taiwan beginning Friday, June 26 from the Apple Online Store, Apple’s retail stores and select Apple Authorized Resellers. 

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06:27
More Statistics Show that the Galaxy S6 Edge isn...

Today, more statistics have surfaced showing us that Samsung's Galaxy S6 Edge in North America are disappointing.

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06:24
No new Apple TV at WWDC

Brian X. Chen, writing for the New York Times:

Yet one much ballyhooed device will be absent from the conference: a new Apple TV, Apple’s set-top box for televisions.

Feh.

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06:21
iOS, OS X, music, Swift, and more: What you should...

Apple’s WWDC keynote kicks off at 10am Pacific on Monday morning. Though the focus at the company’s developer conference is usually on the next versions of its flagship operating systems, Apple has used the stage at the Moscone Center in San Francisco to announce any number of things over the years.

To prepare you for the show, we’ve sifted through a few months of rumors to bring you the most credible stuff—this won’t all be correct, and we’re sure Apple has some surprises up its sleeve, but this is the basic information you should know going into the show on Monday.

iOS 9


If the rumors are true, iOS 9 could run on (and speed up) everything that currently runs iOS 8.

Since we first began hearing about iOS 9, word on the...

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06:14
Apple ranks number five on the 2015 Fortune 500 list

Fortune has released the 61st Fortune 500 (http://fortune.com/fortune500/), its annual list of the largest corporations in the United States ranked by revenue for the 2014 fiscal year. Apple ranks number five on the list.

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06:06
Agent 47 returns to iOS with the new Hitman Sniper...

From 9to5toys:

Following the release of the last main console entry in the long running Hitman franchise, Square Enix took the franchise mobile with the stellar, board-game style Hitman GO. Now Square is back with another iOS game starring Agent 47:

Unlike the console games and Hitman Go, you won’t be navigating various locations in order to take out your target quietly in the new...

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05:59
Almost all May Apple Watch orders shipping – and...


Almost all Apple Watches shipping within 2 weeks … but not this one

Apple has said that all Apple Watch orders placed during May will ship within two weeks, with one exception – and no prizes for guessing which.

All orders placed through May, with the sole exception of Apple Watch 42 mm Space Black Stainless Steel with Space Black Link Bracelet, will ship to customers within two weeks. At that time, we’ll also begin selling some models in our Apple Retail Stores.

This suggests retail store sales will begin around 18th June … 

Apple has also announced that the Watch will go on sale in seven more countries from 26th June...

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05:41
Apple's first-ever Japanese yen bond raises $2...

In a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday, Apple revealed that it has raised 250 billion yen through its first-ever Japanese bond offering, which is the equivalent of $2 billion U.S.

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05:37
Apple Watch coming to retail stores, 7 more...

The Apple Watch will be available to purchase in retail stores on June 26, Apple announced Thursday, the same day that availability will expand to Italy, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland and Taiwan.

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05:35
Apple Watch Launches in Seven More Countries on June...

Apple today announced that the Apple Watch will be available for purchase in Italy, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland and Taiwan on Friday, June 26. The wrist-worn device will be sold through the Apple Store, Apple Online Store and select authorized resellers.

Apple also announced that it will begin selling select Apple Watch models through the Apple Store in two weeks, presumably including the United States and other first wave launch countries. Apple Watch orders have been taken exclusively online since the device launched in April.“The response to Apple Watch has surpassed our expectations in every way, and we are thrilled to bring it to more customers around the world,” said Jeff Williams, Apple’s senior vice president of Operations. “We’re also making great progress with the backlog of Apple Watch orders, and we thank our customers for...

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05:32
Apple, Samsung tied for highest smartphone customer...

When it comes to smartphones, Apple and Samsung are in a neck-and-neck race for the overall customer satisfaction crown, though the South Korean giant has leapt ahead of Apple and the iPhone with its jumbo-sized Galaxy Note series.

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04:54
Upsurge in POS malware threatens 51.2 million devices

Notable brands like Target, Neiman Marcus, PF Chang’s, Staples, Michaels Stores, and Home Depot have all have become victims of point of sale (POS) security breaches targeting consumer payment card data. In the majority of cases, POS attacks take place due to malware infections, notes ABI Research (www.abiresearch.com).

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04:34
Apple Files a Patent to Protect Six iPad...

Apple seeks to extend protection rights for features that they may consider using in the future. Apple is now protecting six possible future iPad accessories that could be magnetically attached.

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04:25
ArtistInfo enhances iTunes and Spotify with...

Metason (http://www.metason.net) has released ArtistInfo 2.4 , an update to their Mac OS app that presents a concise overview of artists involved in a music album.

Band members, musicians' biographies, played music instruments, discographies, performed musical genres, and upcoming concerts are displayed in detail. Version 2.4 offers synchronization with Spotify, and supports the playback of discovered album tracks and songs using either the local iTunes music collection or Spotify's audio streaming.

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04:00
Kool Tools: iKlip Grip

IK Multimedia's US$59 iKlip Grip (www.iklipgrip.com) is a multifunctional video stand with Bluetooth shutter for smartphones, compact video cameras, audio field recorders and more. In fact, it's like four accessories in one.

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03:13
Apple Files Security Patent for Preventing URL...

On June 4, 2015, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that relates generally to detection of spoofing attacks ...

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02:42
Ableton Live 9.1.9 - Record music using digital...

Ableton Live lets you create and record music on your Mac. Use digital instruments, pre-recorded sounds, and sampled loops to arrange, produce, and perform your music like never before. Ableton Live is an all-in-one production suite.

Find your sound

  • Start in Arrangement View. Create and edit multitrack recordings in a straightforward linear view.
  • Go further in Session View. Switch to this one-of-a-kind interface to improvise and experiment with countless sounds and loops.
  • Access an endless palette of sounds. With 5 built-in synths, 3 samplers, 390 drum kits, and 4000 loops, the possibilities are endless.



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02:36
Jawbone UP fitness bands to return to Apple Store in...

After expunging most Jawbone fitness trackers -- along with other health-related wearables -- from its retail stores, Apple will soon carry stock of the firm's latest UP2 and UP3 gadgets.

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Wednesday June 3

16:51
Deals: Apple's 12" MacBooks finally in...

While Apple still lists 3-5 week wait times for its new 12" MacBooks, one Apple authorized reseller now has stock of 9 different configurations that are ready to ship within one day, plus the lowest prices anywhere on all 2015 MacBook Pros.

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16:38
D-EYE eye-scanning iPhone accessory lets medical...

D-EYE, an Italian company working to deploy affordable medical systems for mass health screenings, on Wednesday announced its eponymous iPhone-based retinal imaging accessory is now shipping.

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14:45
Aperture 3: Using a unified photo library with...

With Aperture 3.3 or later you can directly open and work with libraries from iPhoto 9.3 or later.

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14:45
The Apple TV Update is Reportedly being pushed out...

One of the much ballyhooed announcements that was originally planned to debut during Apple's World Wide Developer Conference keynote on Monday was a revamped Apple TV box and new ...

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14:40
iCloud security and privacy overview

Apple takes data security and the privacy of your personal information very seriously. iCloud is built with industry-standard security practices and employs strict policies to protect your data.

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14:36
Mac Pro (Mid 2012 and earlier): Frequently Asked...

This document contains frequently asked questions (FAQ) regarding the Mac Pro RAID Card and the Xserve RAID Card, with answers to those questions.

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14:23
OS X: If you're unable to use Dictation or type...

Dictation and the accent menu might not work when Webroot SecureAnywhere is installed.

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14:21
Final Cut Pro X, Motion 5, Compressor 4: Install on...

Follow the steps below to install Final Cut Pro X, Motion 5, and Compressor 4 on multiple Mac systems using Apple Remote Desktop, NetInstall, or NetRestore.

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14:18
Logic Pro X, MainStage 3: Deploying across multiple...

Follow the steps below to deploy Logic Pro X or MainStage 3 across multiple Mac systems using Apple Remote Desktop, NetInstall, or NetRestore.

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13:43
If you see duplicate bookmarks after setting up...

Learn what to do if you see duplicate bookmarks on your Mac or PC after setting up iCloud Bookmarks.

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10:22
About the new iWork for Mac: Features and...

Learn about the new iWork for Mac.

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10:03
Logic Pro X: Using and saving patches

Learn more about patches which are a new setting type in Logic Pro X.

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08:57
About the security content of Safari 8.0.3, Safari 7...

This document describes the security content of Safari 8.0.3, Safari 7.1.3, and Safari 6.2.3. 

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08:53
About the security content of OS X Mountain Lion v10...

This document describes the security content of OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.4 and Security Update 2013-002, which can be downloaded and installed via Software Update preferences, or from Apple Downloads.

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08:47
Use Photos and iCloud Photo Library on multiple Mac...

Photos works with iCloud Photo Library so you can access your photos and videos on all your Mac computers. 

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Tuesday June 2

19:20
OS X Mavericks: Supported digital camera RAW formats

Learn which digital camera RAW formats are supported by OS X Mavericks.

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15:04
Import photos and videos from your iPhone, iPad, or...

Learn how to import media you've captured or saved on your iOS device to your computer.

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14:52
If your Xsan volume does not start after enabling...

Learn what to do if you see an Xsan-related panic in your server logs that mentions an Inode version mismatch.

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14:47
If Safari displays a blank page or unexpectedly...

You might not be able to load a website or webpage, or maybe Safari quits unexpectedly while you're using it. These steps can help.

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14:46
If your Health data doesn't update on your...

You might notice that the Health app isn't logging your stats, like the number of steps you've taken, flights you've climbed, or distance you've walked or run.

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14:33
Set up and use HomeKit-enabled accessories with your...

With HomeKit, you can use your iOS device to control any of the "Works with Apple HomeKit" accessories that you have in your home, like lights, locks, thermostats, smart plugs, and more.

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14:32
Find accessories that work with Apple HomeKit

You can control any of these HomeKit-enabled accessories in your home using your iOS device.

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14:21
OS X Server: How to renew expired push certificates

If the certificate you use with the Apple Push Notification service (APNs) has expired, you can renew it using OS X Server.

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09:46
Migrate from redemption codes to managed...

Organizations that participate in the Volume Purchase Program (VPP) can choose between two different distribution methods for each VPP transaction: managed distribution or redeemable codes.

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09:23
OS X versions and builds included with Mac computers

Learn which OS X versions (builds) originally shipped with or are available for your computer.

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09:20
If you lost or forgot your firmware password

Learn what to do if you don't remember the firmware password you set on your Mac or if you see a password when you try to select a startup volume.

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07:49
Final Cut Pro X: Importing a range selection of iPod...

When importing a range selection of iPod or MP4 video media, the resulting imported clip may play back as only a still frame.

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07:23
If you get an error when trying to activate iMessage...

Before you can use iMessage or FaceTime, you need to activate them. If you get an error message when you try to activate iMessage or FaceTime on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, this article can help.

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07:01
If restoring from an iTunes or iCloud backup...

If you can't restore from an iCloud or iTunes backup because you need to update to a newer version of iOS, follow these steps.

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Monday June 1

16:13
Isolating an issue by using another user account

When isolating issues and/or troubleshooting software issues in OS X, you might want to use a different user account. Learn how to use this technique to narrow down the cause of an issue.

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16:07
iPod won't turn on

Find out what to do if your iPod won't turn on. Several things could prevent iPod from turning on. Check each cause in this order to find out what's wrong.

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Saturday May 30

16:07
Mac OS X v10.5, v10.6: How to back up and restore...

Learn how to back up and restore your files in Mac OS X v10.5 or 10.6.

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Friday May 29

11:27
OS X Server: Enabling and disabling email auto-...

OS X Server's Mail server feature can automatically forward email for users.

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Thursday May 28

16:22
If Messages quits unexpectedly after you get a text...

Apple is aware of an iMessage issue caused by a specific series of unicode characters and we will make a fix available in a software update. Until the update is available, you can use these steps to re-open the Messages app.

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15:53
Apple Portables: Troubleshooting MagSafe adapters

Learn how to troubleshoot one or more of the following MagSafe adapter symptoms.

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08:42
Apple TV (2nd and 3rd generation): Troubleshooting...

When connecting to or using a Wi-Fi network with Apple TV, you might occasionally encounter the following issues.

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08:05
Turn off the auto-fill option in Photos projects

Photos can automatically select and place pictures within projects you create. To turn off this option while you work on a project, follow these steps.

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07:56
Get help with your iCloud Photo Library

After you turn on iCloud Photo Library, every photo and video you take will live in iCloud. Learn more about how to manage your iCloud Photo Library, find missing photos and videos, and delete the ones you don’t want anymore.

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06:52
Move content from your Android phone to iPhone

Ready to make the switch to iPhone? Here are some tips for moving your photos, music, documents, and more from your Android phone to iPhone.

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Wednesday May 27

19:45
Cameras supported by Final Cut Pro X

Final Cut Pro X is designed to work with a wide range of video recording devices, including camcorders, digital still cameras, iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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16:48
How to find the serial number of your MacBook Pro

The serial number is on your computer, in OS X, and in several other places.

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14:43
Mac Basics: Multi-Touch gestures

Tap, scroll, pinch, and swipe your way through your Mac with Multi-Touch gestures, directly controlling what’s on your screen in a more fluid, natural, and intuitive way.

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11:37
Adobe Flash Player updates available for OS X on May...

Adobe Flash Player updates address a recently identified Adobe Flash Player web plug-in vulnerability.

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07:53
iOS 8: Wireless roaming reference for enterprise...

iOS 8 introduces important changes that improve roaming behavior and efficiency in enterprise environments. This document details the most important aspects of the decision making process.

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Tuesday May 26

14:50
If you see Error 3194, Error 17, or 'This...

If iTunes can’t communicate with Apple's software update server, you might see one of these messages.

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14:48
Family purchases and payments

Are you the family organizer? Learn how purchases work with Family Sharing, what you're responsible for, and how to manage family purchases and payments.

| Read more »
13:12
About the Apple Lightning docks

You can listen to music, and you can charge and sync an iPhone or iPod touch with an Apple Lightning dock. Learn which iOS device models work with each dock, and how to know which model you have.

| Read more »
13:10
Charge your iPhone and iPod touch

Find out what you need to charge the battery and what to do if you see a low-battery alert on your device. 

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Monday May 25

13:38
Get help using iCloud Calendar

Learn what to do if you’re having issues using iCloud Calendar. For example, the changes that you make to a calendar might not appear on all of your devices.

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Friday May 22

12:40
Mac Basics: AirDrop lets you send files from your...

AirDrop makes it easy to send files wirelessly from your Mac to other Mac computers, and with OS X Yosemite you can also share with iOS devices.

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11:29
Mac notebooks: Determining battery cycle count

Use this article to determine the cycles on your Mac notebook's battery.

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11:22
If you see the "Connect to iTunes" screen...

Learn what to do when your Apple TV displays the "Connect to iTunes" screen.

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06:22
One way to be autopkging the Jenkins

Picking up where we left off with Jenkins, let’s look at one possible workflow to get autopkg projects working. Specifically when paired with Munki, this requires a bit more thought, but the Jenkins ‘workspace’ model and sane use of variables allows us to make one all-purpose script for most contingencies we’d deal with. As those that have been following my saga trying to support the Lync recipe may be aware, upstream ahem changes (read: drunken interns wildin’ out on the XML) can cause recipes to fail. If you’re used to running autopkg with the list verb, and one recipe succeeds before another fails in a new and exciting way that isn’t yet caught by error-handling, you could have products that already were pushed to the munki repo but the MakeCatalogs recipe never ran. Since the catalog isn’t rebuilt, this leads to the dreaded __1 naming getting appended to the product… without it actually being available to customers.

One way to remove points of failure is to...

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Thursday May 21

15:30
About Bluetooth and Wi-Fi on Apple Watch

Learn about Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for your Apple Watch, and why you should 
use both.

| Read more »
13:50
Do not use palm rest or keycap covers on a MacBook...

Leaving any material on the top case (keyboard and palm rest area) could result in damage to the display when you close it. This includes palm rest or keyboard covers, as well as any adhesive-backed keycap additions.

| Read more »
13:25
How to find the serial number on your iMac

Learn how to find the serial number of your iMac computer.

| Read more »
12:37
About Notifications on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

With Notifications you can see alerts and related information for iOS apps. You can see which notifications you have set up in the Notification Center. Learn more about Notifications and how to use them on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

| Read more »
11:33
Using a Force Touch trackpad

MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015), MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015), and MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, Early 2015) come with the new Force Touch trackpad. This article has information about its features and how to use it.

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10:51
About the OS X Mavericks v10.9.5 Update

Learn about the OS X Mavericks v10.9.5 Update

| Read more »

Wednesday May 20

13:22
If an app you installed unexpectedly quits, stops...

Follow these steps if you have an unresponsive app on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

| Read more »
13:02
If your Apple Watch doesn't respond or won...

Your Apple Watch might have a black screen that doesn’t respond when you touch it or press buttons. Or maybe your Apple Watch begins to turn on, but gets stuck during start up. 

| Read more »
08:43
Device Enrollment Program: Enrolling a serviced...

Learn how serviced and replaced devices and computers work with the Device Enrollment Program.

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Tuesday May 19

15:52
Update the software on your Apple Watch

Use your iPhone to update the software on your Apple Watch.

| Read more »
15:40
Get help connecting your iOS device with a Bluetooth...

Try these steps if your Bluetooth accessory can’t find or connect to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

| Read more »
15:13
Use the Workout app on Apple Watch

Learn how to use the Workout app to set goals and track your progress.

| Read more »
14:48
Preview a print project in Photos, iPhoto, or...

Apple strongly recommends that you preview book, card, and calendar orders before you submit them for printing. Apple can't modify image files after they're received, and you can only cancel an order within 90 minutes of placing it.

| Read more »
13:41
Change your Apple Watch band

Use the steps below to remove your band.

| Read more »
13:27
About closed captioning in iTunes for Windows

In iTunes for Windows, you can turn on and customize the way subtitles and closed captioning displays in your iTunes videos.

| Read more »
13:07
Add your computer, iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to...

When you turn on iTunes Match, you can access your entire music library on any computer or iOS device after you add them.

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