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Thursday February 5

10:50
A Second Class Action has been filed against Apple...

In December we posted a report titled "Apple Faces New Class Action over False iDevice Storage Capacities." That case was brought on by two Floridians. Late on Tuesday, Steven Neocleous of Flushing New York and Shaefer Wiese of Minnesota Minneapolis individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated filed a similar Class Action against Apple. Patently Apple's report covers ...

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10:31
Apple Said To Be Working On a Pay TV Service

walterbyrd writes Apple is in talks with TV programmers to put together its own over-the-top pay TV service, Recode says. According to the site's industry sources, Apple's proposed service would comprise of bundles of programming, secured through deals with content providers and sold direct to consumers, rather than a full TV lineup. Apple has reportedly already shown demonstrations of the proposed service to people in charge of TV programming, but Recode says the talks 'seem to be in early stages,' with the pricing and release date still yet to be set.

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10:20
Apple releases first beta of OS X 10.10.3 with debut...

Developers can be among the first to get their hands on the new Photos for OS X application, thanks to the release of a preview build of of OS X 10.10.3 on Thursday.

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10:12
Announcing free Paper tools

FiftyThree:

Beginning today, the Draw, Sketch, Outline, Write, Color, and Mixer tools in Paper are available for free for everyone.

I can’t draw a straight line with a ruler but Paper is my favourite app for doodling and showing off the iPad’s drawing capabilities to others. Go grab these apps now.

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10:07
Apple Seeds First OS X 10.10.3 Yosemite Beta to...

Apple today seeded the first beta of OS X 10.10.3 Yosemite to developers, just over a week after releasing OS X 10.10.2 to the public. OS X 10.10.3 includes the much anticipated Photos app for Mac.

The new beta is available through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store and through the Mac Dev Center.

Recent rumors questioned the removal of mentions of the Photos app for Mac from Apple's website, suggesting it might be delayed, but today's beta release indicates that it is still on track for an early 2015 launch. 10.10.3's release notes offer details on the app:All new for OS X, Photos automatically organizes your photo library and helps you perfect your photos with comprehensive editing tools. You can also store your photos and videos in the cloud using iCloud Photo Library, and access them on all your devices.

Photos lets you:
- Browse your photos by time and...

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10:05
Apple releases OS X 10.10.3 pre-release seed to...

Apple is rolling out the first pre-release seed of OS X 10.10.3 to testers and developers today including the all-new Photos app with support for iCloud Photo Library beta. Previously, iCloud Photo Library was only available for desktop users through iCloud.com using a web app. The new Photos app replaces iPhoto while Aperture is also no longer […]

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10:04
Twitter makes up with Google to make tweets easily...

Google has access to Twitter like everyone else, but the process of crawling the network for tweets is a painstaking one. But later this year, Twitter will make it easier for Google to show tweets in search results now that the two companies have reportedly patched up their relationship.

The agreement isn’t official, but Bloomberg reported Wednesday evening that Google and Twitter are working on a deal that would let Google plug back into Twitter’s firehose of data. The search engine had access to the stream from 2009 to 2011, but was cut off after Twitter began tightening access to its API. Twitter allows Bing and Yahoo access to the firehose, so it’s not surprising that Google is being allowed back into the fold.

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09:49
BECU, Fifth Third, First Niagra, Hungtington...

MasterCard cardholders with a consumer credit or debit card from BECU, Fifth Third, First Niagara and Huntington National Bank now have access to payments through Apple Pay.

To help consumers use Apple Pay, MasterCard has developed the MasterCard Nearby app, available in the App Store. It helps you find merchants near your current location that accept contactless payments.

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09:24
Apple shows continued interest in embedding Touch ID...

Future iPhones and iPads could move Apple's Touch ID fingerprint sensor from the device's home button to the display itself, allowing a more seamless and potentially dynamic way for a device to securely authenticate a user.

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09:11
Choosing the Metadata Network on Xsan 4

Forums: Troubleshooting

Good Evening Xsan Admins.

I would like to share with you an experience i had configuring a brand new Xsan 4.
I have my two Mdc, configured in the DNS as the following:

mdc1.xsan 192.168.0.100
mdc1-private.xsan 10.0.0.100
mdc2.xsan 192.168.0.101
mdc2-private.xsan 10.0.0.101

The metadata network is the 10.0.0.x, so the hostname is set to the public one, the mdc1.xsan with 192.168.0.x
The Open Directory is created properly, and so the Xsan, with it's volume comes up nice.
Unlike the Xsan up to Maverick, during the creation of the Xsan, it doesn't comes up the selector of the Metadata network, and in the fsnameserver file, the IP showed is the 192.168.0.100 and 101: the public one.

What i've noticed, is that the Xsan takes as Metadata network, the Primary address of the Open directory...

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09:00
SwiftKey keyboard for iOS adds Emoji picker &...

SwiftKey, one of the more popular third party iOS 8 keyboards on the App Store, is out with a new version today adding both new features and additional languages. Since iOS 8, SwiftKey had been able to replace the standard Apple iOS keyboard, and the new version also packs in the complete Emoji keyboard in […]

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09:00
Office 365 Developer Podcast: Episode 032 on //Build...

In this episode Jeremy Thake talks to Sonya Koptyev about the developer content at //Build and Ignite and what to get excited about.

http://officeblogspodcastswest.blob.core.windows.net/podcasts/EP32.mp3

Download the podcast.

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09:00
9to5Toys Last Call: iTunes free App of the Week, WD...

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: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications. Today’s can’t miss deals: Last call updates: iTunes Free App of the Week: Angry Birds Seasons (up to $2.99 value) Get 67% Off The Productivity Pack (Updated to include 3 Months […]

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09:00
Office Lens now converts pictures of paper documents...

When we launched the Word and PowerPoint conversion feature last September, we promised to use customer feedback to improve Office Lens. Today is the day we prove it.

Since September, we’ve received a lot of exciting and positive feedback from our customers about our conversion scenarios. We also learned about how customers are finding new and creative ways to use Office Lens and the text they capture in their pictures.

Today we’re very happy to announce a new scenario. Now the Office Lens app on Windows Phone converts images to PDF files.

Converting pictures to PDF files

Converting pictures to PDF files is very similar to converting images to Word and PowerPoint. This is a useful feature for teachers and students looking to go paperless because now they can scan all their paper documents to OneDrive so they are accessible, searchable on all their...

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09:00
Industry challenger Alaska Airlines takes service to...

Today’s post was written by Veresh Sita, chief information officer at Alaska Airlines.

In today’s age of instant gratification, air travel is all about enabling travelers to discover new avenues while offering memorable customer experiences. At Alaska Airlines, we have made a pledge to provide hassle-free air travel to our growing customer base.

Our industry is undergoing constant change, affected by the overall economy, the emerging preferences of the newest generation of travelers, and the crucial role of technology and information services. Alaska Airlines has a small but growing market share, which makes us a challenger brand that can innovate more quickly than the legacy carriers. We’re transforming ourselves—starting with our internal operations and communications—with the goal of delivering travel experiences that reflect just how much we care about...

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09:00
OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 (14D72i) Now Available

OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 is now available and includes Photos, an all-new photography app for the Mac. Take a test-drive and let us know what you think. Learn more about Photos.

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09:00
OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 (14D72i) Now Available

OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 is now available and includes Photos, an all-new photography app for the Mac. Take a test-drive and let us know what you think. Learn more about Photos.

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08:21
BlackBerry wins a cool $860,000 from makers of Ryan...

Back in January of 2014, BlackBerry sued the makers of the Typo, a hardware keyboard case for the iPhone. BlackBerry argued that the Typo violated its keyboard patents, and it's not hard to see why the court eventually came down on BlackBerry's side—the Typo is a clear imitation of the keyboard BlackBerry has been selling with its phones for years.

The US District Court of Northern California ordered Typo to halt sales, and the injunction went into effect on April 15, 2014. However, Typo didn't comply, and BlackBerry decided to pursue a contempt of court charge that the court has now...

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08:17
Under Armour buys MyFitnessPal for $475M, SwiftKey...

Popular health tracking service and iOS app MyFitnessPal has been acquired by clothing maker Under Armour for nearly a half-billion dollars, while iOS 8 custom keyboard SwiftKey has added predictive emoji entry, and WhatsApp Messenger has been updated with a new quick camera button.

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08:08
How to get the lowest prices anywhere on Apple'...

Back for a limited time: AI readers can use exclusive coupons at one of Apple's top authorized resellers to get the lowest prices anywhere on all 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display configurations by instantly knocking an additional $55-90 off already reduced pricing.

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07:34
Microsoft Remote Desktop 8.0.13 - Connect to Windows...

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

Features:

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



Version 8.0.13:

  • General improvements



  • OS X 10.7 or...

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07:33
Apple Introduces an Alternative Touch ID Method...

On February 5, 2015, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals new fingerprint sensors for possible future electronic devices. Today's cover graphic illustrates patent figures FIGS. 8-10 which represent various top views of an iPad showing options for operating a full panel fingerprint sensor in a display.

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07:28
Swatch planning cross-platform smartwatch &...

While Swatch certainly won’t be partnering with Apple on the iPhone maker’s upcoming Watch despite an ill-fated rumor that surfaced last year, the watchmaker does plan to go toe-to-toe with Apple promising its own version of a smartwatch due out soon. Bloomberg reports that Swatch plans to bring its answer to the Apple Watch to market in the next 90 days.

The device will communicate via the Internet “without having to be charged,” Chief Executive Officer Nick Hayek said in an interview. The Swatch smartwatch will also let consumers make mobile payments and work with Windows and Android software, he said.

It’s unclear if Swatch intends for its own smartwatch to be compatible with iPhones like the Apple Watch or...

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07:04
myNews lets you read newspapers from all over the...

AppGeneration has released myNews for Mac OS X users. With the app you can browse more than 5,000 online newspapers from 80 countries.

myNews also allows you to read the news on your native language without having to leave the app. Since it auto translates newspaper websites, it enables you to read a Chinese newspaper in Russian, an English tech magazine in Spanish or a Thai economic newspaper in French.

myNews Pro 1.0 requires Mac OS X Yosemite or higher. It's available for US$3.99 (for a limited time) at the Mac App Store in the News category.

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07:00
IoT Risky Business for Enterprise Networks


There were 9 billion Internet of Things (IoT) units installed at the end of 2013 by IDC's count, and its analysts expect the figure to hit 28 billion by 2020. That's going to make life difficult for IT security administrators. A Tripwire survey found that employed consumers who took work home had an average of 11 IoT devices on their home networks, and 24 percent of them had connected at least one of these devices to their enterprise network. The survey covered 404 IT professionals and 302 executives in the United States and the UK.

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06:59
Kool Tools: 3D Molecules Editor for Mac OS X

Virtual Space OOO's #D Molecules Editor for Mac OS X lets you build and manipulate 3D molecular models of organic and inorganic compounds. The app is great for any high school or college student in chemistry courses.

3D Molecules Editor allows organic and inorganic molecular structures to be built with single, double and triple bonds, as well as cyclic compounds. The molecules can be visualized in 3D using stick, ball and stick and space-filling (CPK) models.

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06:59
Apple may be deploying its own mapping vans into the...

If Google’s mapping vehicles seemed a bit strange, Apple may have their own making the rounds.

A number of minivans with what appears to be camera equipment and a LiDAR sensor mounted to the roof that have appeared around California in recent weeks could be part of a new Apple project, as at least one of the vehicles is registered to the company.

The minivans sport an X-shaped frame mounted to their luggage racks, with dark recesses that likely house cameras at each corner. The California Department of Motor Vehicles confirmed to San Francisco CBS affiliate KPIX that a blue Dodge Caravan spotted with the equipment was leased to Apple.

Along with the cameras, a pair of spinning cylindrical devices fitted to the front and rear look to be LiDAR sensors. LiDAR is a laser-based technology used to make high-resolution maps, and also forms an integral part of the sensing systems on...

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06:56
A New Apple iBeacon Indoor Mapping Patent sheds more...

Today the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals some of their intellectual property on the subject of indoor mapping using beacon technology. Apple's patent generally relates to techniques for monitoring device locations within buildings and enhancing user services with indoor traffic information. Finding your friends or kids in a mall, or a colleague at a crowed trade-show could be a new service that we could look forward to on our iDevices in the future.

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06:55
3D Molecules Editor is new educational Mac app

Virtual Space OOO has announced 3D Molecules Editor for Mac OS X. The educational app lets you build and manipulate 3D molecular models of organic and inorganic compounds.

The key features of 3D Molecules Editor are 3D printing support and the "Test yourself" mode that allows learners to check their knowledge of the 3D structure of molecules. Important information about the molecule can be displayed. For example, it's possible to visualize the atomic orbitals, see electronic effects using arrows and identify bond lengths and element symbols.

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06:36
Swatch Prepares to Go Head-to-Head With Apple Watch

Swatch CEO Nick Hayek today revealed that the company has plans to manufacture and ship its own line of smartwatch devices with a launch target within the next three months, easily setting itself up against Apple's recent confirmation of an April launch date for the Apple Watch (via Bloomberg).

Hayek previously displayed skepticism about smartwatches, in particular the idea of one from Apple, saying he didn't believe it would be "the next revolution." Hayek also previously dismissed the concept of a Swatch smartwatch initiative, arguing the company's highest-end devices should already be called smartwatches...

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06:12
Typo ordered to pay BlackBerry $860k for selling its...

Typo, the Ryan Seacrest-backed company selling an iPhone case with an integrated hardware keyboard, has been ordered to pay BlackBerry around $860,600 in the ongoing case between the two companies, Reuters reports

If you’re unfamiliar, BlackBerry didn’t particularly like the Typo keyboard’s resemblance to its own iconic, albeit obsolete, keyboard included on its dwindling smartphone lineup and covered by its patents. After the court handed down an injunction following an original suit filed in January of 2014, a US District Judge in San Francisco ruled this week that Typo will have to pay the £567,303, or approximately $860,600, fine for violating the injunction and continuing to sell the product.

Despite little interest from anyone and generally poor reviews, Typo plans to keep making its...

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06:12
Apple's 'indoor traffic' concept...

Apple's interest in indoor positioning technology could go well beyond just identifying a user's location, by offering estimated wait times at a variety of businesses, allowing iPhone users to adjust their schedules and save time by avoiding high-traffic periods of the day.

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06:00
Paper by FiftyThree’s essential tools now free for...

Paper by FiftyThree, the popular illustrating app for iPad, is making a significant change to its app price today. While Paper for iPad has been free to download and use since its debut, the app has also had tools for drawing and illustrating available for unlocking through in-app purchases as well.

Starting today, FiftyThree is making the all tools offered in Paper free for everyone to use. FiftyThree is now including the Draw, Sketch, Outline, Write, and Color tools for every Paper user. Previously, the essential tools were $3.99 to unlock as a package while individual tools could be have for $0.99 each.

The various essential tools allow you to illustrate using pencils, pens, and marker textures, for example...

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05:55
∞ Another epic Danish bus ad

One of the first posts I ever did for The Loop was this epic Danish bus ad.

Well, M2Film, the team behind the Midttrafik ad, is back with a sequel. Enjoy.

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05:39
Twitter, Google ink deal to show tweets in Google...

Your tweets will soon be visible in Google’s search results in much closer to real time.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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05:29
Apple’s HealthKit gaining traction at top hospitals

Reuters did a survey of top hospitals to see which ones were running a HealthKit pilot program.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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05:11
YouTube bangs another nail into Flash’s coffin

Flash is no longer in the Google Play Store, and now YouTube has officially moved from Flash to HTML5 as a default.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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05:00
'Smart Spaces' Project Seeks to Light Up...


Dartmouth University researchers are shining a new light on using "smart spaces" in ambient room lighting to transmit both data and human gestures. The three-month-old research pushes the envelope beyond advancements already made by researchers in the UK, at the University of Edinberg. The integrated Visible Light Communication project (iVLC) marks the first time an integrated networking and sensing environment has been proposed for sending information by light, according to the researches at Dartmouth.

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05:00
HandBrake Video Transcoder Gets a Grip on Linux


Converting video files from a variety of media sources can be a huge chore. That task can be much more manageable with HandBrake, a GPL-licensed, multiplatform, multithreaded video transcoder. It is available for MacOS X, Linux and Windows, which makes working on more than one platform a bit more convenient. The latest version for Linux, version 0.10 released Nov. 23, has many upgrades. However, the Linux version lacks a few of the features in the Windows and Mac versions.

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05:00
The Week in iPhone Cases: Speck's ultra-trippy...

Speck's ultra-trippy CandyShell, Seidio's waterproof Obex, and more

This week’s roundup of new iPhone cases includes unique themes, a exoskeleton-style case, and useful wallets—with a few more traditional cases thrown in for good measure.

BiteMyApple

The eXo (iPhone 6; $130) sports an unusual look that’s actually designed to protect your iPhone’s ultra-vulnerable corners without hiding any original features.

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

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04:59
Data Extractor for Mac OS X revved to version 1.4

Tension Software has announced Data Extractor 1.4, an update of the Mac OS X tool that can parse files and collect all the raw data inside. Collected data can be exported in various formats (CSV, TSV, HTML, custom, etc).

Data Extractor provides an internal database table where you can create how many columns you like and where data can be collected. Data is always available for export. Names of custom fields can be used as the first record during exportation (for successive smart importing).

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04:57
AppleDelete gets optimized for Mac OS X Yosemite

Reggie Ashworth has released AppDelete 4.2 (http://www.reggieashworth.com/appdelete), an update to his application deletion utility for Mac OS X.

Via drag and drop, the utility will uninstall anything along with all of the associated items. You can drag any item that can be uninstalled onto AppDelete: applications, widgets, preference panes, plugins, screensavers, etc.

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04:32
Obama after sneak peek at original iPhone: ‘If it...

From the upcoming book Believer, US President Barack Obama’s Chief campaign advisor David Axelrod gives a small tidbit on a meeting Obama had before he became president. He called it:

In 2007, Obama got a sneak peek at the iPhone during a private meeting with Apple’s Steve Jobs. “If it were legal, I would buy a boatload of Apple stock. This thing is going to be really big,” Obama said after the meeting.

AAPL stock was selling at a split adjusted $12-14 a share in early 2007 so if he would have done quite well if it hadn’t been illegal.

Not everybody was impressed with the iPhone in its original form. Microsoft’s then CEO Steve Ballmer dismissed it in a famous rant after the launch:

One person who did ‘get it’ immediately was ...

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04:32
Merlin Project 3.0.1 - Project management software (...

Merlin Project is for those of you who are responsible for complex projects. Simple lists of tasks won't suffice.

Good planning raises questions about the dependencies of activities on each other, the impact of delays on the project completion date, and budget planning. Here, a spreadsheet quickly runs up against its limitations.

These are precisely the answers Merlin Project provides you with to plan and implement projects with just a few mouse clicks. Have we whetted your appetite? Read on to learn about all the benefits of this truly magical software.



Version 3.0.1:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.9.5 or later running on a 64-bit Intel processor

  • Completely revised user interface
  • More options to customize views
  • New Mind-map and Organizational Chart views
  • Powerful reports
  • Single-click content filtering



  • OS X 10.9.5 or later...

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04:29
Apple Invents a Suspension System for Low Rise Micro...

On February 5, 2015, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple titled "Suspension System for Micro-Speakers," which says it all. Apple has been working on advancing iDevice and Mac speakers for years. Today's patent application generally relates to a speaker assembly suspension system for low rise micro-speakers.

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04:25
Kool Tools: Wrise for Mac OS X

AssistiveWare's (http://www.assistiveware.com) Wrise 1.0 for Mac OS X is a text-to-speech-powered word processor designed to make reading and writing accessible for everyone. Offering word highlighting, zoom and EasyReading mode, texts become more comprehensible and easier on the eyes. With Speak as you Type, Word Prediction and speech tags, writing effort is reduced.

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03:15
14 Major U.S. Hospitals Now Using HealthKit as Apple...

Fourteen major U.S. hospitals have rolled out their own trials of Apple's HealthKit tool, with the pilot program earning praise among doctors for its ease of use and advanced tracking of various health metrics, reports Reuters.

According to the news agency, eight hospitals trying out HealthKit are on the U.S. News & World Report's Honor Roll which ranks the best hospitals, with the program seeing more of a positive reaction versus health tracking programs by Google and Samsung. Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans has been working with Apple and Epic Systems, Ochsner's medical records vendor, to roll out a pilot program for high-risk patients. The team is already tracking several hundred patients who are struggling to control their blood pressure. The devices measure blood pressure and other statistics and send it to Apple phones and tablets.

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03:14
Apple Invents an Advanced Stylus Touch Controller...

On February 05, 2015, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published a pair of patent applications from Apple that reveals their second and third stylus patent applications for 2015 after applying for ten original patents in 2014.

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02:45
Final Draft 9.0.6 - Industry-leading screenwriting...

Final Draft allows you to use your creative energy to focus on the content; let Final Draft take care of the style. Final Draft is the number-one selling application specifically designed for writing movie scripts, television episodics, and stage plays. It combines powerful word processing with professional script formatting in one self-contained, easy-to-use package. There is no need to learn about script formatting rules - Final Draft automatically paginates and formats your script to industry standards as you write.



Version 9.0.6:

  • Various bug fixes
  • Help menu changes
  • Tab-delimited dialogue (.txt) export



  • OS X 10.7 or later



Download Now

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01:43
The Majority of Top Hospitals in the U.S have Rolled...

A new report this morning is claiming that Apple's healthcare technology is spreading quickly among major U.S. hospitals, showing early promise as a way for doctors to monitor patients remotely and lower costs.

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01:39
After whipping Intel, Nvidia & AMD in mobile...

While rumors have long claimed that Apple has plans to replace Intel's x86 chips in Macs with its own custom ARM Application Processors, there are a series of more valuable opportunities available to Apple's silicon design team, each of which has the potential to replicate Apple's history of beating Intel in mobile chips and in building mobile GPUs without the help of Nvidia or AMD.

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01:34
Apple Inc iOS 8 HealthKit already in testing at 60...

An exclusive report by Reuters noted that 14 of the top 23 hospitals in the U.S. have already rolled out a pilot program using Apple's iOS 8 Health app, or "are in talks to do so."

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Wednesday February 4

23:00
Reuters: HealthKit pilot programs rolling out in...

Reuters tonight reported that it recently polled 23 of the nation’s top hospitals and found that 14 of them have already launched the first stages of programs built on Apple’s HealthKit software in place, or have plans to do so in the near future.

These programs will allow doctors to monitor patients with chronic medical conditions and alert them at the first sign of a problem, giving users the ability to take preventative action rather than reactive. These programs will likely be expanded to include data collected by the Apple Watch when it debuts later this year.

Apple has put together a team of experts to act as liaisons between the company and its...

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20:59
AppDelete 4.2 - Delete your unwanted apps and...

AppDelete is an uninstaller for Macs that will remove not only applications but also widgets, preference panes, plugins, and screensavers along with their associated files. Without AppDelete these associated items will be left behind to take up space and potentially cause issues.

There are several ways to activate AppDelete:

  • Drag items onto main window
  • Drag items onto dock
  • Select items through menu
  • Right-click to use AppDelete workflow
  • Throw items in trash

There are several actions to take with AppDelete:

  • Delete the items
  • Log only the items
  • Archive the items to a .ZIP file for safekeeping or reinstallation at a later date.
  • Use Orphans feature to search and delete orphaned files

The items you delete will be moved to the trash and arranged in a folder so that you can see exactly what was deleted and you know exactly where it came from. The items...

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19:46
Microsoft buys Sunrise Calendar in acquisition deal...


Microsoft has acquired the Sunrise calendar application in a deal worth over $100 million, a report revealed today. The buyout may be the next step in the company’s plans to revamp its mobile offerings, which started with the release of the new Outlook email app—also based on...

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18:51
Judge orders Typo to pay $860,000 fine to BlackBerry...

This is a win for BlackBerry, which is kind of rare these days.

Also, if a federal judge orders an injunction against you, you should probably obey the injunction.

On Wednesday, a federal judge on Tuesday ruled that Typo Products owes BlackBerry more than US$860,000 for violating an injunction barring sales of its original iPhone keyboard case.

The contempt finding has to do with BlackBerry’s allegations that Typo continued to sell and market the original Typo case despite a court injunction issued in March of last year. Typo has since released a second product, Typo 2, that it says is designed to avoid intellectual property conflicts with BlackBerry.

BlackBerry had asked for US$2.6 million in sanctions, plus attorneys’ fees, saying that Typo made at least two bulk sales of Typo cases and performed 100 warranty replacements after the injunction went into effect....

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17:41
Dazzling Results

Juan Pablo Vazquez Sampere, writing for Harvard Business Review, “We Shouldn’t Be Dazzled by Apple’s Earnings Report”:

But one thing has changed. Apple used to revolutionize
industries, announcing record sales numbers because it had
introduced a new technology, feature, or product that we had never
imagined but that, when we saw it, we all instantly wanted. That
Apple seems no longer present. In this instance, all Apple has
done is copy a feature for its own best customers. While that’s
very effective for today, it does not solve the problem of
tomorrow for a company that competes on serial innovation.

That one feature he’s talking about is the larger display sizes for the iPhone 6. I’ll reiterate that Apple has never been a company that serially produced revolutionary product after revolutionary product. Their revolutions...

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17:33
Federal court levies near-$1M fine against Ryan...

Typo, makers of a BlackBerry-like keyboard accessory for the iPhone, were ordered Wednesday to pay the Canadian smartphone maker $860,000 plus attorneys' fees and costs after failing to heed a sales injunction handed down last March.

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16:50
JavaScript, PHP Top Most Popular Languages, With...

Nerval's Lobster writes Developers assume that Swift, Apple's newish programming language for iOS and Mac OS X apps, will become extremely popular over the next few years. According to new data from RedMonk, a tech-industry analyst firm, Swift could reach that apex of popularity sooner rather than later. While the usual stalwarts—including JavaScript, Java, PHP, Python, C#, C++, and Ruby—top RedMonk's list of the most-used languages, Swift has, well, swiftly ascended 46 spots in the six months since the firm's last update, from 68th to 22nd. RedMonk pulls data from GitHub and Stack Overflow to create its rankings, due to those sites' respective sizes and the public nature of their data. While its top-ranked languages don't trade positions much between reports, there's a fair amount of churn at the lower end of the rankings. Among those "smaller" languages, R has enjoyed stable popularity over the past six months, Rust and Julia continue to climb, and Go has exploded upwards—...

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16:17
Infected Android Apps From Google Play Affect...


Millions of Android users have been hit by malware posing as games on Google Play, according to Avast security researcher Flip Chytry. The malware harbors fake ads that pop up when users unlock their devices, to warn them about nonexistent infections, or that their devices are out of date or have porn. Victims are then asked to take action. If they agree, they are redirected to poisoned Web pages that contain a variety of hazards. Google spokesperson Elizabeth Markman did not confirm how many devices had been hit.

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16:13
Apple reportedly in talks with content producers to...

It’s been years since we first heard that Steve Jobs had “cracked” TV, but we haven’t seen much progress on that front outside of a few updates to the Apple TV set-top box. Recode reports today, however, that Apple is now in talks to launch its own web-based TV service.

The service is not expected to be a full offering of current television programming, but rather a package of select shows offered as part of a subscription. The content would be distributed over the web. A prototype of the service is apparently already running inside Cupertino and has been shown off to a few industry insiders.

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16:11
Apple in Talks With Content Providers for Web-Based...

Rumors about Apple's television plans have died down in recent months as no new product has appeared, but the company hasn't given up on TV. According to industry executives that spoke to Re/code, Apple is in talks with television programmers over deals that would see the company potentially offering a web TV service.

Such a service would potentially allow Apple to offer a television service that would be streamed over the web, providing access to a bundle of channels from participating programmers. The service would not include a full lineup of channels like traditional cable, but it would offer a range of content delivered by Apple with its own interface.

The theory is that Apple would put together bundles of programming -- but not the entire TV lineup that pay TV providers generally offer -- and sell it directly to consumers, over the Web. That...

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16:07
Apple restarts talks with content owners for over-...

Apple has turned its back on cable companies and is once again courting television programmers in a bid to bring live television content to the Apple TV, a Wednesday report suggests, with talks reportedly in the "early stages."

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15:49
Is It Time to Trash Flash?


On Monday, Adobe Flash Player users were hit by a zero-day flaw for the third time in two weeks. The company issued a security advisory for the vulnerability, which it dubbed CVE-2015-0313. The flaw exists in Flash Player 16.0.0.296 and earlier versions on Windows and Macintosh platforms. Successful exploitation could crash the desktop and potentially let hackers take control of it, Adobe warned. The vulnerability is being actively used in drive-by download attacks through Internet Explorer and Firefox on Windows 8.1 and earlier, Adobe said.

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15:31
∞ iOS overtakes Android in the US

With strong growth in the fourth quarter of 2014, Apple’s iOS has overtaken Android in the US, according to sales data from market research firm Kantar Worldpanel ComTech. [...]

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15:14
“Steve Jobs” movie set for Oct. 9 release

Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, “Steve Jobs” invites audiences behind the scenes of the digital revolution to witness an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicenter.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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15:09
New iOS spyware targets non-jailbroken devices but...

A malware campaign known in the security industry as "Operation Pawn Storm" has begun to target Apple's iOS devices with a new malicious application that can steal photos, text messages, contacts, and other data from non-jailbroken iPhones, but which cannot be installed without users' consent.

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14:48
Darkwater

Matt Gemmell:

There’s a lot of misunderstanding out there about mental health. Some people are up, some people are OK, and some people are down. Everyone gets down from time to time. Pull your socks up, and get on with it. Hold it together.

It’s reasonable advice – as long as you’re just feeling down.

For some people, though, down doesn’t cover it. They can’t just get on, because their feet can’t find the bottom.

There’s a predator down there. That’s the truth. Black as pitch, and silent in motion. It can see perfectly even where no light penetrates – in fact, especially there. It’s surprisingly warm to the touch, but it can drain all the heat out of a room in moments.

As one who suffers from depression, Matt’s piece really hit home for me.

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14:34
Good and Samsung Partner to Harden Android Security


Good Technology on Tuesday announced a merger of its app container and app ecosystem with the Samsung KNOX enterprise security platform for Android. The product merger is the next step in the partnership aimed at eliminating virus and malware concerns that come with Android adoption in the enterprise. The hardened security for Android targets the OS's deployment with U.S. government and Department of Defense agencies. Good Technology's solution creates a secured domain within Samsung's KNOX security-enhanced Android operating system.

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14:26
iPhone Keyboard Maker 'Typo' Ordered to...

Typo Products, a company that developed a BlackBerry-esque keyboard case for the iPhone, must pay BlackBerry $860,000 for continuing to sell its Typo case despite being ordered to cease sales in March.

The Typo keyboard was first announced in December of 2013 and was backed by media personality Ryan Seacrest (of American Idol fame). Seacrest reportedly invested $1 million into the product, which was the result of a desire to introduce a physical keyboard for the iPhone.

According to Seacrest and his partner Lauren Hallier, they saw many of their friends carrying two phones -- one for typing and correspondence, presumably a Blackberry, and an iPhone for everything else. The keyboard that the duo developed, which snapped...

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14:25
Microsoft acquires iOS calendar app Sunrise for $...

Microsoft has reportedly closed a deal to acquire popular iOS calendar app Sunrise for "at least" $100 million as the software giant continues to invest in rival mobile platforms under CEO Satya Nadella.

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13:49
Reuters TV app for iPhone launches w/ on-demand...

Reuters is today releasing a new app for iPhone called Reuters TV that offers access to on-demand video content and live feeds of Reuters’ live coverage of certain events.

The app also offers the ability to auto-download content for offline viewing and customization features that Reuters says tailors content to your location and interests. One of those features is the ability to set the length of your personalized news show from 5 to 30 minutes.

The app gives you the first month free but will cost $1.99/month there on out. You can also expect to see “limited, premium advertising.”

The Reuters TV app is available now...

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13:32
AAPL shares set new closing high record reaching $...

Apple stock closed at an all-time high today ending trading at $119.56 per share after climbing past its previous trading high of $120 per share to 120.51 per share during morning trading. The price also exceeds Apple’s previous opening record high of $119.27 per share setting that record up to be broken as well.

The company previously set a record high for closing on November 26, 2014, when it ended trading at $119.00 even. That record was set shortly after the company crossed $700 billion in market capitalization at the time.

Apple’s recent record stock growth followed first the introduction of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus alongside the reveal of the Apple Watch in September, then...

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13:14
Microsoft’s mobile inabilities

It is a pretty damning indictment that Microsoft had to spend hundreds of millions on front end apps for its own platform –Microsoft Exchange — and it should send alarm bells ringing.

Microsoft has a long history of not getting product trends. They didn’t get the iPod, tablets, iPhone and a host of other products that it could have made a lot of money on. Microsoft is profit-focused, which means it makes shitty products. Apple is product-focused, which means people buy the quality and Apple makes a lot of money. Reading this, Microsoft will have no idea what the difference is.

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12:57
Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs film, starring...

The long-awaited film based on the authorized biography of Steve Jobs, penned by Academy Award winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, will hit theaters this fall, on Oct. 9.

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12:21
“No one was tougher”: The story of the NHL’s first...

Vice:

On his way to games, while his teammates on the bus would be mentally preparing to take the ice, James had to prepare for something else: the hatred that would inevitably be thrown at him due solely to the color of his skin.

I love hockey but it has a very recent and very ugly history of racism.

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12:20
Don’t cancel your ski plans, Apple’s not having an...

Contrary to a report from the often-reliable French blog iGen.fr, Apple is apparently not planning a media event late this month to introduce the Apple Watch or other new products, sources tell 9to5Mac.

Several media reports picked up the rumor today, repeating claims that Apple has planned an event for the last week of February, perhaps February 24. The blog speculated that the event could also include the introduction of the in development 12-inch MacBook we revealed earlier this year.

While it’s highly likely that Apple will hold an advance event to officially launch the Apple Watch and ...

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12:16
ControlAir for Mac brings touch-free control to...

eyeSight (www.eyesight-tech.com) has released Control Air, a free app (available at the Mac App Store) that provides touch-free control over your media and entertainment apps. It requires Mac OS X 10.9 or later.

With just your index finger, ControlAir lets you control apps like Spotify,  Netflix, iTunes and VLC. To use you just raise your index finger in front of the Mac's camera. ControlAir presents a banner at the top of the screen with play/pause, skip/rewind and volume functions. Move your finger side-to-side to navigate and select with an "air click."

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12:10
Apple again said to be going back to Samsung for A9...

After moving to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) to produce chips for its latest mobile devices and reduce reliance on competitor Samsung, Recode reports that Apple is tapping Samsung for its next-gen A9 chips.

While Apple had hoped to rely more heavily on Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. to fabricate the Ax family of processors used in its iOS devices, the company has turned to Samsung for its next-generation A9 chip, according to people with knowledge of the situation…. Though Samsung refuses to identify chip customers, sources say the company is working to ensure an adequate supply of application processors for the next-generation iPhone.

The report mirrors much of what we’ve already heard...

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12:09
Spotlife 2 for Mac OS X puts the weather forecast on...

Chronos has released Spotlife 2, a productivity utility for Mac OS X that puts your calendar directly on your desktop. According to Robert McCullough, vice president of Sales at Chronos, the update introduces "a class-leading first for a desktop calendar: the weather forecast is incorporated right into the desktop calendar so you can see the forecast at a glance.”

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11:59
Apple affirmed to return to Samsung for 14nm '...

Yet another publication has reported that Apple will once again rely on Samsung for its next generation of A-series processors, returning to a fierce rival rather than expanding its relationship with TSMC.

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11:58
New Allocator 1.0 for OS X lets you monitor, adjust...

Solbits Software has introduced Allocator 1.0 (http://allocatorapp.com/), a financial investment application designed for Mac OS X Yosemite.

It provides investors with a dashboard to organize and track important assets by portfolio performance, allocation, and total value based on current market value. You can also view current stock details, add transactions and compare target versus actual allocation.

Allocator supports foreign investments and will convert values to current portfolio currency. The application supports 165 different currencies.

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11:51
Sorkin’s long-awaited Steve Jobs biopic due in...

With filming of the Aaron Sorkin-written Steve Jobs biopic based on Walter Isaacson’s official biography kicking off in recent days, Universal Pictures has shared an official release date for the film. According to CNBC, the film’s studio says the Jobs film will be released in theaters later this year on October 9th, 2015.

The film will star Michael Fassbender as the late Apple co-founder while Seth Rogen will play the part of Steve Wozniak. 9to5Mac...

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11:50
Records for Mac coming Feb. 17

Records for Mac 1.0 from PushPopCorn (www.pushpopcorn.com) will ship Tuesday, Feb. 17. It's a Mac OS X app that lets you collect and organize just about any kind of information, from your movie collection to the list of your customers and invoices, in a tab organized database.

Features include:

° A WYSIWYG editor, requiring no previous database knowledge;

° 14 fully-configurable form fields, including images, contacts and URLs;

° Pre-filled lists to reduce form creation time;

° Six "eye-candy" themes to tint forms and fields:

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11:43
SMTPit Pro gets a maintenance upgrade

SMTPit Pro 4.5.3 from Comm-Unity Networking Systems has been unveiled. It includes an important bug fix for the FileMaker email plug-in that lets you send simple text-based messages or complex HTML messages.

CNS is also reminding past SMTPit Pro license holders that the offer for a free SMTPit Pro Server license when renewing any license for 10 users and above will be expiring on March 2.

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11:42
Samsung to Produce A9 Chips for Apple's Next-...

Longtime Apple rival and supplier Samsung will be responsible for manufacturing the A9 chips for Apple's next-generation iPhone and iPad, Re/code confirmed today. Over the past several months, there's been a lot of confusion over whether Samsung or Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) would produce Apple's A9 chips, but recent rumors suggest that Samsung's technological advances have put it ahead of TSMC.

Apple signed a chip production deal with TSMC back in 2013 with the hopes of diversifying its supply chain sources and reducing its reliance on Samsung because of...

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10:50
Rumor: Apple to hold event this month to unveil...

Apple may be planning to hold a media event in late February to showcase the final version of its upcoming Apple Watch, and also debut a newly redesigned MacBook Air, potentially with a Retina display, according to a new report.

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10:38
Verizon reducing plan rates by $10/month &...

Verizon is following its More Everything holiday promotion today with a new limited time promo for its customers, the carrier announced today. Starting tomorrow, Verizon will begin offering customers data plans at new price points from 1GB up to 20GB with most price tiers being reduced by $10/month compared to their previous rates.

With the new plans, customers can take advantage of plans with the same data amount at a cheaper rate, or pay the same price and receive a data increase. Additionally, Verizon will introduce more data tiers with 12GB, 14GB, and 16GB options....

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10:27
Apple Media Event Rumored for Late February, Apple...

Apple may be planning to hold a special event during the month of February, according to French Apple-focused website iGen [Google Translate] (via iDownloadblog). The site's sources, which are often reliable, suggest that the event might take place during the last week of February, potentially on Tuesday, February 24.

The event may see Apple once again showcasing the Apple Watch, which is set to debut in April, and it may also see the launch of the 12-inch MacBook Air. KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo...

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10:23
Apple testing mysterious cars with roof-mounted...

The Verge:

Apple appears to be testing a pool of cars near San Francisco that are equipped with powerful camera rigs. A Claycord blog has published photos of a car that CBS affiliate KPIX 5 has confirmed is leased to Apple. The mysterious cars have been spotted a number of times over the past several months in and around San Francisco. A video, published on YouTube in September, also shows a complex camera rig mounted on the roof of a similar Dodge minivan in New York. Both of the cars near San Francisco and New York appear to be equipped with the same LIDAR (Light Detection And Ranging) camera system.

This is interesting but not hugely surprising. Apple is continuing to make its Map.app and technology behind it better all the time.

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10:21
How to watch the Grammy Awards live stream on your...

The 57th annual Grammy Awards are scheduled to take place this weekend on Sunday, February 8th, and CBS just sent over details on the only official live stream of the event accessible through iPhone, iPad, Mac, or on the big screen via Apple TV.

Head below for all the details on how to watch official streams for the event on your computer and all of your mobile devices.

iPhone/iPad: CBS mobile app

CBS has broadcasting of the event locked down this year, and so for mobile users the only official live stream available of the actual awards show will be the CBS app (US only).

It will require a CBS All Access subscription, however, and is also only available in 14 major markets,...

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10:11
Ask Slashdot: Gaining Control of My Mobile Browser?

An anonymous reader writes: I run Firefox with NoScript and FlashBlock at home. Browsing is easy, and I only have to enable scripts on a few sites. If they have 20+ scripts, I just surf somewhere else. Fast forward to the mobile experience. I had an Android device, but now I have an iPhone. In addition to the popup problem, and the fake "X" on ads, the iPhone browsers (Safari, Chrome, Opera) will start to show a site, then they will lock up for 10-30 seconds before finally becoming responsive. If I switch back to another app and then return to the browser, Safari and Chrome have a little delay, but Opera delays 20+ seconds before becoming responsive again. Firefox is not available on the iPhone, so I can't simply run NoScript. Chrome does not appear to have a NoScript equivalent for mobile. What solutions are you using to make mobile browsing work?

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09:41
Apple Working on New Beats Music Service Integrated...

Apple is working on a new Beats-based paid music streaming service that will be deeply integrated into iTunes on Mac and the stock Music app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, according to 9to5Mac. The report claims that the Apple-designed streaming service will also be available for Android and through a new Apple TV app in the works."Based heavily upon cloud streaming, Apple’s new service is centered around the user’s music library. A new search feature will be able to locate any song in the iTunes/Beats catalog, and users will be able to stream music from the catalog as well as add songs to their personal libraries. Users will be able to select specific tracks to store on their iOS devices and/or computers, or keep all songs solely in the cloud. Apple will also deeply integrate Beats Music’s Playlists, Activities, and Mixes features into the new service, letting users access a vast array of pre-...

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09:08
Mysterious Apple van fuels speculation about self-...

Apple might be taking a page from Google’s roadmap, if a camera-equipped Dodge Caravan spotted driving around the Bay Area is any indication. The vehicle reportedly has ties to an Apple project, but no one knows exactly what those cameras are for.

San Francisco TV station KPIX captured the van driving around the town of Concord this week. All the California Department of Motor Vehicles would say is that Apple had leased the vehicle. Two guesses: Apple is finally improving its native Maps app with Google-style Street Views, or the company is developing its own self-driving cars.

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09:02
Verizon cuts $10 off many monthly shared data plans...

Ongoing price wars in the U.S. mobile industry have led Verizon to shave $10 off the monthly rate of a number of its shared data plans, in line with aggressive strategies taken by AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint.

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09:00
9to5Toys Last Call: Incase 40% off, B&W P3...

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

Today’s can’t miss deals:

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08:40
The Next Episode: Apple’s plans for Beats-based...

Six months after buying the subscription music service Beats Music, Apple is actively working to launch a completely new paid streaming music service that will compete with Spotify and Rdio. Yet to be named, the new service is entirely Apple-designed, yet leverages Beats’ technologies and music content, a collaboration that has thus far led to personnel challenges and delays. Multiple sources within Apple and the music industry have provided the first in-depth details of Apple’s upcoming streaming service, which we share below.

Rather than merely installing the existing Beats Music app onto iPhones, Apple has decided to deeply integrate Beats into iOS, iTunes, and the Apple TV. The company is currently developing new Beats-infused versions of...

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08:30
External Link: Verizon Beefs Up Data Plans

Verizon Wireless has announced that its More Everything plans with data allowances of 1 to 3 GB will receive an additional 1 GB of data for the same $40–$60 per month prices. The carrier is also offering new 6 GB ($70), 12 GB, 14 GB, and 16 GB (prices not yet available) data plans. It’s not yet clear if the added data will be applied automatically, or if subscribers will have to switch plans to take advantage of the change.

 

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07:25
Thousands surface for Steve Jobs biopic extras call

It’s not every day that you get a chance to be an extra in a Steve Jobs biopic.

Over in Cupertino, thousands of people replied to a casting call over the weekend to be an extra in the Steve Jobs biopic with scenes being filmed at the Flint Center where Jobs unveiled the original Macintosh in 1984.

The line saw over 2,000 people show up in 80′s attire, with hundreds being turned away due to overwhelming response for the call.

“I thought I’d have no trouble getting onto the movie set at the Flint Center here since I was ‘confirmed’ as an extra and arrived at the designated time. Silly me. After years of covering the lines at Apple events and product launches, I should have known better,” said one attendee.

Potential extras began lining up at 5 AM despite instructions to arrive between 9 and 10 AM/

Attendees were encouraged to embrace an 80′s look with men...

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07:22
Apple iOS leads U.S. mobile marketshare for first...

The latest smartphone sales data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech (www.kantarworldpanel.com), for the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2014, shows that Apple’s share of sales grew across the US, Europe, and China during the important Christmas period, driven by a strong portfolio of devices.

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07:06
Detour audio tour app hits beta, now available in...

This definitely qualifies under the heading of “nifty”.

For those of you living in the Bay Area, the Detour app for iOS has entered the beta stage and is now available on the App Store. Detour provides hour-long audio walks over the San Francisco Bay Area that reveal hidden stories, people, and places all over SF.

Users can set their or pace, schedule and take the tours alone or synced with friends and new tours are available each month.

Detour is available for free and requires iOS 8.0 or later to install and run.

If you’ve tried Detour and have any feedback to offer, let us know in the comments.

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07:03
Job Listings Spark Speculation of Unlikely Full-...

Apple on Monday posted a listing to its Jobs at Apple page describing an Engineering Project Manager position for "Apple Search," sparking speculation the company could be working on a full-fledged search engine for use on OS X and iOS platforms.

As first highlighted by Cult of Mac, the most recent position would be based in San Francisco and asks for applicants who are "technical, driven and creative," with the ability to "manage back end operations projects for a search platform supporting hundreds of millions of users." Though Apple's website lists the job as posted February 2, 2015, entries on ...

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07:00
A Personal Power Plant in the Palm of Your Hand


The problem with most portable battery-based chargers is that you still need to plug them into a wall socket to gain a charge. While some inventors have turned to solar, or even wind power, for off-the-grid power sources, solar and wind power take time and require Mother Nature to provide sun or wind. Enter Kraftwerk, a fuel-based hand-held portable generator that has launched as a Kickstarter project. Kraftwerk is essentially a tiny power plant you can hold in your hand to produce electricity. Its USB plugin charges hand-held devices, such as smartphones or cameras.

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06:02
Inside the highly customizable companion app that...

The forthcoming Apple Watch is all about customization, as demonstrated by the long list of user-configurable options found in the companion app hidden within Apple's iOS 8.2 beta for iPhone.

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06:00
The Week in iOS Accessories: Power to go

Power to go

This week’s roundup of accessories includes a number of options for powering your iOS device when you’re on the move. Plus: speakers, headphones, and more.

Bracketron

Now you and your passenger don’t have to compete to power up your iPhones when you’re on the road. The $25 EZCharge plugs into your car’s 12-volt port and provides two USB connections to allow the charging of two iOS devices at the same time.

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05:53
Noise canceling headphones and music quality (and a...

Kirk McElhearn’s piece on the origins of noise canceling headphones would be worth the read just for that background, but there’s some real music history here.

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05:38
Apple’s product distortion field

Jason Snell, writing for Six Colors:

Even if iPhones do get replaced at a much faster pace than Macs and iPads, it’s undeniable that most iPhone users don’t have a Mac. Your average Apple customer is an iPhone user.

An excellent read.

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05:37
iPhone 6 launch led Apple to 47.7% share of US...

For the first time since the end of 2012, Apple's iPhone edged out all devices running Android for shipments in the U.S., becoming not only the top device, but also the top domestic platform for the quarter.

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05:09
On App Store purchases that no longer work with the...

Jeremy Horowitz from 9to5mac writes about apps that charge big money, but are abandoned by their developers when faced with rewrites to support a major iOS release.

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05:08
Kantar: iPhone beats Android in US/Japan/Australia...

Kantar World Panel’s Carolina Milanesi has crunched the numbers and notes that iOS beat Android in the US in the holiday quarter with a hefty .1% margin — iOS devices accounted for 47.7% of sales, Android devices accounted for 47.6%. Apple’s iOS beat Android in other key markets including Japan and Australia but still trailed in others in Europe and China.

“In the US, Apple iOS overtook Android for the first time since this time in 2012, albeit by the slimmest 0.1% margin,” reported Carolina Milanesi, chief of research at Kantar Worldpanel ComTech. “While the success of the iPhone 6 and 6Plus is unprecedented, this quarter’s performance also points to Apple having its strongest portfolio ever. With a range of...

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05:07
Apple's iOS Market Share in U.S. Edged Out...

The latest smartphone sales data for the fourth quarter of 2014, shows that Apple’s share of sales grew across the US, Europe* and China during the most important Christmas period, driven by a strong portfolio of devices.

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05:00
Understanding New Lighting Technology


It is in the darkest time of the year with the arrival of winter that perhaps we most appreciate our light bulbs. It isn't just the lights on the holiday decorations that provide that festive glow, but really the fact that the light bulb makes our daily modern life possible. The light bulb is taken for granted, and until recently it hadn't really
evolved much in more than a century. The incandescent light bulb, which Thomas Edison perfected and helped
commercialize, has changed little in nearly 140 years.

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04:47
Audio Switcher for Mac revved to version 2.5.2

Spike Software (http://www.spikesoft.net) has announced Audio Switcher 2.5.2, an update to its menubar applet utility for Mac OS X.

Audio Switcher allows you to switch your audio input and output between different audio devices. It supports a range of devices, as well as the built-in audio hardware of your Mac desktop or laptop. Version 2.5.2 is a maintenance release that fixes a few bugs, including a bug where Audio Switcher would not correctly set the level on the default device on some computers.

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04:33
Outline adds support for OS X Services

Gorillized Corporation has announced Outline 3.2 (http://outline.ws/mac), an update to the smart digital notebook for Mac OS X.

The utility includes such features as formatting tools, synchronization options and Microsoft OneNote compatibility for various types of content, including text, images, inks, tags, web content, and more. Version 3.2 introduces support for OS X Services. This feature lets you share content from one app to another without launching additional apps.

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04:24
Apple's Mac Shipments are expected to Grow 10-...

Apple's PC shipment performance will beat the industry's average in 2015 as it did in 2014, and total shipments of its Mac-series notebooks and desktops are likely to grow 10-15% on year to 20-23 million units in 2015, from 19.59 million units shipped a year earlier, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

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04:21
Recommended Reading: 'Measurement and Control...

The International Society of Automation (ISA) has released the fifth edition of its "Measurement and Control Basics" book. It's been extensively updated to reflect the latest advances in automation technologies and incorporate new self-study exercises and challenge-solution examples.

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04:19
Asia’s smartphone growth to slow in 2015

The relentless smartphone growth in the Asia-Pacific region is set to slow dramatically in 2015. Asia-Pacific’s growth is set to drop from 43% in 2013 to 17% in 2014 and then to just 10 % in 2015, largely driven as ever by China, according to market intelligence firm ABI Research (www.abiresearch.com).

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04:01
Evernote 6.0.6 - Create searchable notes and access...

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

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



Version 6.0.6:

  • Various bug and stability fixes including search improvements.
  • New feature: Presentation Mode Auto-Layout - Divide your presentation into multiple slides with a single click.
  • The search improvements in this version require reindexing notes. Indexing allows for faster searches. This may take some time and could impact performance temporarily.



  • OS X 10.7.5 or later
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04:00
MOBA gone mobile: iPad and iPhone games that deliver...

There’s no bigger genre in competitive gaming right now than MOBAs (or multiplayer online battle arena games), which pit small teams against each other to destroy the base at the other end of the map. Computer entries like League of Legends and Dota 2 command millions of daily players and have shot to the top of the eSports world. Also, the top games in the genre are free, putting traditional $60 or subscription-based games to shame with their player devotion.

Luckily, you don’t need a gaming PC to enjoy a quality MOBA experience: a few key games are available on the App Store, designed specifically for the iPad and iPhone. And while they may be scaled down from the more elaborate desktop entries in certain ways, you can still find exciting, strategic combat wherever you are.

To read this article in full or...

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03:58
I was an extra in the Steve Jobs movie

I’m still a ways away from completing my EGOT, but I did spend Saturday as a crowd extra for the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic. You know, the one written by Aaron Sorkin and directed by Danny Boyle. And if you’re expecting major plot reveals from today’s shooting, you will be disappointed, because when you’re an extra there really isn’t much plot to speak of.

OK, there are some minor spoilers mentioned herein—well, as spoilery as you can get in a true story we all kind of know. But I can’t spoil much, because Saturday’s shoot didn’t involve the acting out of actual scenes. None of the actors were even there.

Two of the three major characters in the scene—John Sculley and Steve Jobs—were portrayed by stand-ins who barely said anything, instead of Jeff Daniels and Michael Fassbender. The third character,...

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02:47
Degrees 4.2 - Get basic weather info in your menu...

Degrees is a simple app that shows current weather conditions in the menu bar, where you can always easily see them. To view the week's forecast, you have to perform an in-app purchase for $1.99.

Features:

  • Automatically detects where you are using Apple Core Location
  • Option to manually enter a location you'd like to see weather data for
  • Automatically refreshes every 15 minutes and after your Mac wakes from sleep
  • Choose preferred measurement units (°C/°F) as well as hide them from displaying for more minimal appearance
  • One click takes you to a detailed Yahoo! Weather report



Version 4.2:

  • Improved location coverage
  • Search by zip codes
  • 5 day forecast now contains current day weather



  • OS X 10.7 or later



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02:13
U.S. iPhone Sales Overtake Android Sales by Slim...

For the first time since 2012, sales of Apple's iPhone overtook sales of Android devices by a slight margin during the October to December 2014 period in the United States, according to the latest figures from Kantar Worldpanel (via TechCrunch). Apple's iPhone took a 47.7% sales share of the U.S. smartphone market while Android accounted for 47.6%, with Windows Phone accounting for 3.8% of sales.
In the US, Apple iOS overtook Android for the first time since this time in 2012, albeit by the slimmest 0.1% margin," reported Carolina Milanesi, chief of research at Kantar Worldpanel ComTech. “While the success of the iPhone 6 and 6Plus is unprecedented, this quarter’s performance also points to Apple having its strongest...

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Tuesday February 3

23:00
Amazon takes issue with report that holiday fire...

Re/code:

Researcher IDC said Amazon showed the steepest annual decline among the five major tablet makers, with worldwide shipments of its Kindle Fire devices falling by as much as 70 percent compared with the holiday 2013 period.

A spokesperson for the retailer criticized IDC’s methodology, saying “our most affordable tablet ever, the Fire HD 6 at $99, which is one of our high volume products, wasn’t included in the report.” She declined to discuss sales.

Well Amazon, you know how to solve the problem. Simply report sales figures.

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21:55
Mysterious Apple Car Spotted Roaming Bay Area Streets

There have been multiple sightings of a mysterious van with a strange apparatus on its roof in Concord, CA and, according to CBS affiliate KPIX 5, the car is leased to Apple. Bay Area blog Claycord posted photos of the Dodge Caravan earlier today.

Photo via Claycord
One possible use for the car could be for a mapping project, as the cameras on top of the vehicle are similar to other mapping cars. The Cupertino company has been planning on significantly improving its Maps application though, with plans for transit directions, improved points-of-...

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21:15
Camera-equipped minivan leased to Apple spotted in...

Apple may be preparing a big update to its Maps application for iOS and OS X. San Francisco’s KPIX reported earlier today that a Dodge Caravan sporting an impressive array of cameras has been spotted roaming the area. The California DMV confirmed that the vehicle was leased to Apple.

The CBS affiliate reached out to technology analyst Rob Enderle for his thoughts on what this might be. Enderle said that this van simply has too many cameras (a whopping twelve of them) to be a mapping car—though he failed to note that Google uses even more cameras on its own Street View cars.

Enderle endorsed a different...

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20:33
Apple testing mysterious camera-equipped vehicles in...

A number of minivans with what appears to be camera equipment and a LiDAR sensor mounted to the roof that have appeared around California in recent weeks could be part of a new Apple project, as at least one of the vehicles is registered to the iPhone maker.

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19:31
GMT Bug Now Fixed for Google Calendar Users in iOS 8

After widespread complaints over the past five months, the so-called "GMT bug" affecting iOS 8 calendar users appears to have been at least partially fixed. Without installing a software update, several users on the Apple Support Communities, Google Calendar Help Forum, Twitter and MacRumors forums are reporting that calendar events are now syncing in the proper time zone on iOS 8.1.3 and earlier versions. Given that users were not required to take action, it is speculated that Google may have quietly fixed the issue on their backend.

A significant number of users have been voicing their complaints about the GMT bug since iOS 8 was released in September. In short, the bug causes calendar items to be synced in the GMT time zone regardless of location. One particular topic posted within the...

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19:15
Oscar winner Alex Gibney bringing new Steve Jobs...

Oscar-winning documentarian Alex Gibney will premier his latest project, a feature entitled "Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine" that chronicles the late Apple CEO's influence on the modern world's relationship with computers, at the annual South by Southwest film festival next month.

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17:18
HTC disses Apple, Samsung in new rap video

Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC recently released a bizarre music video starring rapper Don G alongside backup dancers dressed as smartphones, dubbed "Hold the Crown," in which the former waxes lyrical about the relative superiority of HTC's handsets and executive team.

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17:15
Apple Inc. shares approach ex-dividend as it gears...

On February 12, Apple will pay shareholders of record a quarterly dividend of $0.47 per share, but investors will need to buy shares by February 5th (to have settled ownership of the company's stock by the market's close on February 9) in order to qualify.

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17:06
Samsung Advances their Next-Gen Phone-Watch Invention

Samsung first introduced their vision for a next generation phone-watch in September 2013, roughly seven months after Apple's invention was first made public by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

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16:28
'Enhanced sapphire' said to lower...

Mobile device manufacturers may finally have a reason to evaluate sapphire on an equal footing with traditional strengthened glass, as a new method of dealing with sapphire is said to have lowered its reflectivity significantly.

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15:19
Apple Pay adds BECU, BBVA Compass, others ahead of...

Millions more consumers now have access to Apple Pay as BECU, Golden 1, Alliant, and First Tech -- four of the ten largest credit unions in the country -- have been added as partners alongside leading regional banks BBVA Compass and Fifth Third, while Samsung is rumored to introduce a payments program of its own at the Galaxy S6 launch next month.

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15:01
Sapphire Displays to See Major Step Forward With...

For several months leading up to the launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, it was heavily speculated that the smartphones would be equipped with sapphire crystal displays. Those rumors failed to materialize, however, as Apple opted to continue using ion-strengthened Gorilla Glass for its displays. Just weeks later, Apple sapphire partner GT Advanced filed for bankruptcy in what turned out to be a dramatic fallout between the two companies over strict contract terms and sapphire production issues.

(Image via MKBHD)
While GT Advanced experienced difficulties with both the quality...

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14:33
External Link: How Apple Beat Microsoft

At the end of the 20th century, Microsoft was the unstoppable juggernaut of computing and Apple was on the ropes. Not only did Apple recover, but it’s now twice as big as the Redmond giant. James R. Stewart of The New York Times looks at what caused Apple’s rise and Microsoft’s relative descent. In short: Apple had a better sense of vision and wasn’t afraid to cannibalize its own products.

 

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13:55
So long, and thanks for all the fish

As you may have heard, TUAW is being archived by its parent company AOL. The 10+ years of content that our talented team of writers and editors have crafted are due be folded into our sister site Engadget, where you'll be able to check out the archiv...

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13:30
There's magic everywhere

The past couple of articles I've written about Apple may paint the company in a negative light. One might misinterpret those posts as saying "Apple is doomed." I think given profitability, cash on hand and product pipeline, that is a ridiculous state...

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11:57
iOS 8 Adoption Rate Hits 72% As Android Lollipop...

Apple’s newest operating system, iOS 8, is installed on 72 percent of iOS devices almost five months after it first launched in September of 2014, according to new numbers Apple shared on its App Store support page for developers.

Installation numbers are up 9 percent since mid-December and have jumped 3 percent since January 20, following the launch of iOS 8.1.3 at the end of the month. As iOS 8 adoption grows, the number of users running iOS 7 has dropped to 25 percent. 3 percent of users continue to use an earlier operating system.

iOS 8 adoption has been somewhat slower than iOS 7 adoption, as iOS 7 was running on 80 percent of devices...

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11:39
This Mac app makes saving space on your iOS device a...

Mashable:

Phone Expander is designed to make it easy for a user to easily save space on their iOS device by deleting cache files inside apps, easily remove large apps installed on the device, remove pictures or videos (backing them up to the desktop first) and soon, manage music on their devices.

I ran the app on my (backed up) iPhone and it allowed me to recover a little over 2.5 GB. Not a lot but every little bit counts.

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11:35
External Link: President Obama Announces Moderate...

If you followed our Keeping Up with the Snoops series, then you know all about the National Security Agency’s mass collection of civilian data. Now President Obama has announced a couple of tweaks to how the data is collected and stored. U.S. intelligence agencies will be required to delete irrelevent data on Americans, and will be allowed to keep similar data on foreigners for no more than five years. There will also be regular White House reviews of what intelligence agencies are gathering.

 

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10:40
ProjectWizards releases Merlin Project for OS X

ProjectWizards (http://projectwizards.net/en/) has announced Merlin Project for OS X. It's a tool for planning complex projects.

Many actions in Merlin Project are now animated to help customers get a better understanding of what happens in Merlin Project. In addition, there is integration in OS X (iCal, Contacts, and more), open interfaces to other Mac programs, and the possibility to import data from Microsoft software such as Excel and MS Project.

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10:24
Apple's Luca Maestri is most admired Fortune...

Model N (http://www.modeln.com), a revenue management solutions provider to the life science and technology industries, has announced the results of its CFO Revenue Management Study, which revealed that Apple Chief Financial Officer Luca Maestri is the most admired CFO from the Fortune 500.

Nearly one in four (24%) executives identified Luca Maestri, followed by Walmart CFO Charles Holley (15%) and Ford CFO Bob Shanks (8%). Over half of the respondents (55%) cited the company’s performance as the primary reason for nominating the CFO.

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10:19
Profitable and uncopyable

Matt Richman:

With Apple Pay, Apple leveraged its business model, cultural influence, and customer base to enter arguably the most heavily-regulated international system on Earth in a way that everyone already in the system had a reason to like. This is an incredible accomplishment, and no other company could have done it.

Matt makes a great point, one often made by many others, that Apple will and can succeed because of its tight control and integration of both hardware and software.

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10:14
OWC adds the Mac mini to the OWC Turnkey Upgrade...

Other World Computing (OWC) has announced the addition of the Apple Mac mini to the OWC Turnkey Upgrade Program, which also includes the iMac and Mac Pro. The program provides customers the option to upgrade their Mac with the latest technology solutions and takes advantage of the expertise of Apple Certified Technicians at OWC.

With the OWC Turnkey Upgrade Program, you can upgrade the memory or factory hard drive up to 2.0TB, or SSD up to 1.0TB for larger capacity and better performance. You can even add a second HDD or SSD and further expand your capacity up to a total of 4.0TB.

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10:08
One man’s quest to rid Wikipedia of exactly one...

Medium:

Giraffedata—a 51-year-old software engineer named Bryan Henderson—is among the most prolific contributors, ranking in the top 1,000 most active editors. While some Wikipedia editors focus on adding content or vetting its accuracy, and others work to streamline the site’s grammar and style, generally few, if any, adopt Giraffedata’s approach to editing: an unrelenting, multi-year project to fix exactly one grammatical error.

Henderson has now made over 47,000 edits to the site since 2007, virtually all of them addressing this one linguistic pet peeve. Article by article, week by week, Henderson redacts imperfect sentences, tightening them almost imperceptibly. “I’m proud of it,” says Henderson of the project. “It’s just fun for me. I’m not doing it to have any impact on the world.”

You’ve got to admire the dedication if nothing else.

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Tuesday January 27

09:00
About the security content of Apple TV 7.0.3

This document describes the security content of Apple TV 7.0.3.

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08:59
About the security content of OS X Yosemite v10.10.2...

This document describes the security content of OS X Yosemite v10.10.2 and Security Update 2015-001

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08:57
About the security content of iOS 8.1.3

This document describes the security content of iOS 8.1.3

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08:50
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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Wednesday January 14

11:20
When Yosemite has Fallen, and it Can’t Get Up

People are noticing a symptom, branded LoginLockout (credit @andrewrose), where Yosemite seemingly freezes during startup. The keyboard shows caps lock light, no mouse cursor appears, and it could either be during post-FileVault(hereafter referred to as FV2) login, or on a ‘black-screen with white apple’, normal boot. Correlated ingredients for this symptom are 10.10+, AD binding, and possibly FV2. I’ve noticed it on roughly 20% of the computers I’ve migrated, and in some instances a reimage does not clear it – the moment the computer is bound to AD, even with a clean shutdown or without FV2, the progress bar at boot starts stalling at about 1/4 in, and definitely makes no progress when reaching about halfway. You know you’re NOT having the symptom if a mouse cursor appears by about a 1/3rd into the progress bar. We started noticing it on 10.10, and its persisted through 10.10.1.

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Tuesday January 13

15:50
Android 5.0 Lollipop still hard to find, full of...

Google's Android team has advised outside security researchers that it will no longer fix security bugs found in Jelly Bean or earlier releases, despite the fact that "pre-KitKat 4.4" software powers the majority of active users' devices currently accessing Google Play. Meanwhile, less than 0.1 percent of Android users have received Android 5.0, and those who have report an "unfinished/unpolished" experience.

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12:32
Hands On: Chrome Remote Desktop (OS X, iOS)

Imagine squeezing your retina iMac screen down onto an iPhone 5. You can do it. It might look a bit silly and initially you might wonder why you'd bother, but it has long been possible to see and remotely control your Macs and PCs on even your iPhone. Now Google has released Chrome Remote Desktop for iOS and you can do it for free. You'll do it, too: try this once and you will forever keep finding other reasons why it's incredibly useful. It's fantastic when you forget a file, for instance, and can now just find and email it to yourself from afar. And it will save your soul, your sanity and yo...



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12:24
InvenSense hit with lawsuit over concessions in...

A new lawsuit filed against gyroscope and accelerometer supplier for Apple, InvenSense, accuses the company of failing to tell investors about the concessions it made to secure a recent deal. InvenSense parts are used in the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus; executives should have warned investors, the suit alleges, that Apple was given a "sweetheart deal" that would hurt profits. "Instead of revealing the true condition of the company and its prospects, defendants hid those facts from investors and chose to issue strong guidance and paint a picture of a bright future with a new mega-customer," the complai...



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12:04
Rumor: Apple's 'iPhone 6s' could ship...

With over half a year remaining before Apple is expected to unveil its next-generation iPhone, a fresh rumor out of Taiwan suggests that the company may be considering a new dual-lens camera system and the addition of "Force Touch," the pressure-sensitive touch technology set to be introduced in the Apple Watch.

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10:34
AllCast media streamer makes leap to iOS

A new port of AllCast, a popular Android app, has just been released for iOS. The title lets users stream personal photo, video, and music libraries to a variety of platforms, not just the Apple TV, the only format natively supported by Apple. Some compatible targets include Chrome, Chromecast, Fire TV, Roku, WDTV, Xbox One/Xbox 360, and various platforms compatible with DLNA....



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09:59
Apple axes long-running 'Single of the Week...

Ten years after giving away its first song, Apple has reportedly wound down the "Single of the Week" program that offered iTunes users a chance to download a free track from up-and-coming artists.

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09:23
Quanta ramping up production of 12-inch MacBook Air...

Taiwan-based supplier Quanta Computer has entered into "volume" production of Apple's upcoming 12-inch MacBook Air, according to supply chain sources. The laptop is reportedly on track to ship in the first quarter of the year, despite other rumors pointing to the second quarter. The new sources say that Quanta has escalated recruitment efforts in order to speed up production....



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09:16
Hands On: Toca Hair Salon 2 (iOS)

Makeover apps tend to be somewhat serious, and are generally geared toward adults. Instead of being a fun game, they tend to be more akin to photo-editing software, which is generally pretty complex and low on the amusement scale. Toca Boca, however, has stepped forth with Toca Hair Salon 2, a makeover game that offers a lot to younger gamers or future beauticians....



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09:07
Facebook will display Amber Alerts in News Feeds

Facebook will start to post into its users News Feed alerts about missing children in the future, in an effort to locate them. A partnership with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children will involve the social network showing Amber Alerts to Facebook users located in specific search areas, both on mobile devices and desktops....



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08:15
Briefly: Chrome Remote Desktop for iOS, CBS News iOS...

Google has expanded its Chrome Remote Desktop app to include iOS compatibility. Now available for download on iTunes, iOS users can now orchestrate accessing their desktop computer for free by downloading the accompanying Chrome browser app. Chrome Remote Access has been available for Android users since last year....

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08:08
Apple quietly ends Single of the Week promo on iTunes

Apple appears to have ended its Single of the Week promotion on iTunes, visitors note. No tracks have been offered in the first two weeks of 2015, and a person on Apple's support forums claims to have been told by iTunes Support that the company has officially dropped the initiative. It's missing from iTunes Stores across the globe....



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07:52
Samsung takes on Apple's iPhone 6 Plus with all...

South Korean electronics giant Samsung has officially unveiled the Galaxy A7, the latest entry in the company's premium all-metal Galaxy A series that brings a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display, 2 gigabytes of RAM and an 8-core application processor.

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07:37
iPhone Apps: IMDb, New Words With Friends, Duolingo
06:52
LA schools' iPad program flawed from beginning...

The Los Angeles Unified School District's failed iPad deployment was botched early on, according to a review by the US Education Department. The federal agency says that it first of all put too hard an emphasis on using Apple hardware and software, ignoring cheaper options that could have saved money for the District and taxpayers. In July the USD said it was shifting to a strategy involving Chromebooks and Windows devices, such as the Microsoft Surface....



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04:33
Hands On: Learn Spanish - Brainscape (iOS)

It's a fact that Spanish is the world's fourth most spoken language, with over 350 million native speakers across 21 countries. It's also a fact that people who are bilingual tend to do better in both academic pursuits as well as their career. If you've ever been curious about learning another language, Learn Spanish by Brainscape offers a solution for those who are trying to learn Spanish on the go....



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03:49
Hands On: PhotoWatermark (OS X)

It's a different world. You might be the sort who would never take photo from a website and use it in your own book, but today if an image is online, it's as if the world sees it as fair game. Maybe that's a peek into our base immorality and the ultimate cataclysmic self-destruction of humanity, or maybe it's just that cut and paste is easy. Whatever it is, though, it's happening and you cannot stop it – not even with an application like this: but if PhotoWatermark can't prevent the copying of images, it can help photographers and artists considerably by adding identifying text to your image...



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01:11
Flickr: iPhones surpass Nikon, claim second most-...

Flickr has updated statistics for 2014 in its "Most Popular Camera" and "Most Popular Mobile Camera" categories, with the combined models of iPhone taking second place in the general "camera" category -- beating out DSLR maker Nikon and popular point-and-shoot maker Sony for second place. While Canon remains the most popular overall camera, the built-in cameras on smartphones from Apple and Samsung have -- despite inherent limitations -- steadily risen in popularity....



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Monday January 12

23:03
Viawear announces Tyia 'smart bracelet'...

This week, Viawear has launched pre-orders for a gold or rhodium-plated edition of the new Tyia "smart bracelet." The bracelet serves as a fitness tracker, with an RGB LED notification light embedded behind quartz and mother-of-pearl accent. As with fitness bands, the Tyia is marketing as letting users put away smartphones without missing an important call, text, or social-media notification -- and offers some basic fitness tracking compatible with Apple's HealthKit....



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19:58
Multiple reports point to record-breaking Apple...

While the idea that Apple probably had another record-breaking holiday quarter (what the company calls fiscal 2015 Q1) is unsurprising to all but selected pundits, a spate of reports released on Monday may be painting a general portrait of not just significant improvement, but more importantly growth in key areas of importance both to investors and analysis as well as to the health of the company. Sales of Macs look to be way up, iOS devices are selling much better in a key foreign market, and Apple's suppliers are flourishing -- all signs that point to better-than-expected quarter....



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15:42
Apple Stores debut self-demoing Smart Cover window...

A good magic trick, even in the 21st century, will still get people to stop and watch and try to figure out how it is done. Over the weekend, Apple retail stores around the US debuted a new window display showcasing the company's iPad line and Smart Cover accessory on a thin tabletop that features a line of the products, with the Smart Cover opening and closing itself to demonstrate the magnetic latch feature that wakes or sleeps the machine automatically....



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13:59
Details emerge on specs for third-party Lightning...

New information has been revealed on the specifications Apple has in mind for its planned licensing of the female Lightning port for third-party accessories. Manufacturers have reportedly been briefed on details and objectives, which include spreading Lightning to as many different accessories as possible in place of micro-USB. Possibilities include not just things like docks and headphones, but battery cases, gamepads, and Bluetooth speakers....



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11:20
Fourth iOS 8.2 beta seeds to developers

Apple is now seeding a fourth beta of iOS 8.2 via the company's developer portal, and as an over-the-air update for existing beta users. The build is listed as 12D5461b, and follows a little less than a month after beta 3, which was issued December 18. That build was 12D5452a. Accompanying the beta is a new version of WatchKit, the SDK and framework needed to build Apple Watch support into iOS apps....



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10:53
Hands On: Word of the Rings (iOS)

Word games are fairly numerous at this point. You've got your Boggle-style games, your Scrabble-style games, your crosswords and word searches. There are a lot of duplicates out there -- so when we find a fresh, new game, we tend to get pretty excited. One such app is Word of the Rings, by James Porter, a game that quite literally puts an interesting twist on the genre....



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10:11
Spotify hits 15M subscribers, majority of streams on...

Spotify is continuing to enjoy rising user numbers, with the popular music streaming service announcing it has reached a total of 15 million subscribers. At the same time, reports claim that the majority of Spotify streams stem from mobile listeners, with 52 percent of listening taking place on smartphones and tablets rather than desktops....



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09:50
Marsh, inMarket partner on first Apple Watch-...

Marsh Supermarkets and inMarket have announced a new iBeacon platform, the first to emphasize the Apple Watch. The plan is to use iBeacons at Marsh's 75 locations to push ads, shopping lists, and other content to both Watches and iPhones. Initially, the platform will support the official Marsh app and inMarket's List Ease, but other apps should follow as long as they support inMarket's Proximity SDK. All apps will have to update with Watch support, but the platform itself is Watch-ready....



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08:20
Chevy Volt will support CarPlay, 2016 demo model...

The 2016 model of the Chevy Volt will support Apple's CarPlay, at least if an early demonstration version is accurate. The car is on display at this week's North American International Auto Show in Detroit, and its dash system shows options for both CarPlay and MirrorLink connections. Google's Android Auto is notably absent, but since the 2016 Volt isn't due to go on sale until mid-2015, there may be time to implement it....



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07:18
HomeKit requires Apple TV hub for remote Siri...

People wanting to control HomeKit-enabled devices remotely through Apple's Siri must have an Apple TV at home to serve as a hub, according to Verge sources, including two launch partners and a person said to be "close to HomeKit's development." Siri controls will always work while an iPhone or iPad is on the same network as a HomeKit device, but until now it wasn't fully clear how remote operation might work. The Apple TV must also be a third-generation model running at least v7.0 firmware or newer. Notably, remote operation without Siri -- using the vendor app for a HomeKit product directly -...



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06:58
Apps: AppDelete, NetShade, FotoMagico
01:06
Hands On: Weather Wall (OS X)

You could just look out of your window, of course, but Weather Wall aims to set your wallpaper to an image that's right for the weather where you are. But if you ever had views like these from your office window, you would not stay sitting at your desk. These wallpaper shots are simply beautiful....



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Sunday January 11

23:53
Apple opens Games For Kids section of App Store over...

Over the weekend, Apple launched a new subsection of the App Store called Games for Kids, following the opening of the dedicated Kids category in September 2013. The Games for Kids section breaks out groups of games for various age groups, mirroring the other actions that offer more educational apps for children divided by age. Interestingly, most of the featured games avoid in-app purchases....



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22:28
AT&T files to dismiss FTC lawsuit using Title II

In order to nullify a lawsuit brought by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over charges that the carrier was still throttling users on unlimited plans even when there was no network congestion, AT&T is claiming for the purposes of the lawsuit that it qualifies as a Title II "common carrier." This is the opposite of what it has told the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) with regards to possible actual Title II regulation of broadband....



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18:28
Spotify will not support Google Cast, Spotify...

Spotify will not include support for Google Cast any time in the near future, the company has revealed. Rather than allow for its apps to connect to the audio streaming technology Google Cast, Spotify will instead reportedly continue to work on its own competing Spotify Connect audio system, one which allows users to stream music to a number of networked speakers and audio equipment....



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15:09
Weekly Game Replay: New Baldur's Gate game,...

Every Sunday at Electronista and MacNN, we offer a one-stop look at a few of the significant events that occurred in the video game industry during the previous week. In this week's look back in the Weekly Game Replay, we discuss a new game in the Baldur's Gate series from Beamdog, the closure of Zombie Studios, Hellblade coming to PC, the lawsuit over EA using retired NFL player likenesses in Madden NFL moving forward, and Sony delaying the release of the PlayStation 4 in China....



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Tuesday December 23

07:35
If you can't send or receive messages on your...

You might see an exclamation mark next to a message you try to send, or you might not receive messages that someone sends to you. These steps can help. 

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Monday December 22

12:48
About OS X NTP Security Update

This document describes the security content of OS X NTP Security Update.

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Friday December 19

15:37
Apple Web Server notifications

This article provides credit to people who have reported potential security issues in Apple's web servers.

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Thursday December 18

13:28
About the security content of Xcode 6.2 beta 3

This document describes the security content of Xcode 6.2 beta 3.

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Thursday December 11

12:04
If you can't open iMovie, GarageBand, or iWork...

If you bought an iOS 8 device that's 32 GB or larger, it came with a new bundle of apps from Apple, including iMovie, GarageBand, Pages, Numbers, Keynote, and iTunes U. Find out what to do if you can't open these apps on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

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10:10
About the security content of Safari 8.0.2, Safari 7...

This document describes the security content of Safari 8.0.2, Safari 7.1.2, and Safari 6.2.2.

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Wednesday June 8

16:36
Sprint iPhone in advanced testing?

Friday March 11

21:55
iPad 2 orders already shipping for delivery next week

Monday January 3

13:52
iPhone Alarm Bug Still Causing Issues for Some Users

Monday May 3

08:17
iPad: How to transfer or sync content to your...
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OSXFAQ - Mac OS X Tip-of-the-Day

Spotlight - Basic Searches

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OSXFAQ - Mac OS X Unix Tip-of-the-Day

Spotlight - Reveal The Metadata

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Photoshop - Opening Camera RAW in Adobe Bridge (CS2)

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iDefrag 5.0.0 - 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... Read more
PCalc 4.2 - Full-featured scientific cal...
PCalc is a full-featured, scriptable scientific calculator with support for hexadecimal, octal, and binary calculations, as well as an RPN mode, programmable functions, and an extensive set of unit... Read more
FileZilla 3.10.2 - Fast and reliable FTP...
FileZilla (ported from Windows) is a fast and reliable FTP client and server with lots of useful features and an intuitive interface. Version 3.10.2: Note: Now requires a 64-bit Intel processor.... Read more
The Hit List 1.1.11 - Advanced reminder...
The Hit List manages the daily chaos of your modern life. It's easy to learn - it's as easy as making lists. And it's powerful enough to let you plan, then forget, then act when the time is right.... Read more
Bartender 1.2.32 - Organize your menu ba...
Bartender lets you organize your menu bar apps. Features: Lets you tidy your menu bar apps how you want. See your menu bar apps when you want. Hide the apps you need to run, but do not need to... Read more
ClamXav 2.7.5 - Free virus checker, base...
ClamXav is a free virus checker for OS X. It uses the tried, tested, and very popular ClamAV open source antivirus engine as a back end. I hope you like and use ClamXav a lot and that it helps keep... Read more
xScope 4.1.2 - Onscreen graphic measurem...
xScope is powerful set of tools that are ideal for measuring, inspecting, and testing on-screen graphics and layouts. Its tools float above your desktop windows and can be accessed via a toolbar,... Read more
MacFamilyTree 7.3.3 - Create and explore...
MacFamilyTree gives genealogy a facelift: it's modern, interactive, incredibly fast, and easy to use. We're convinced that generations of chroniclers would have loved to trade in their genealogy... Read more
Skype 7.5.0.738 - Voice-over-internet ph...
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... Read more
PushPal 3.0 - Mirror Android notificatio...
PushPal is a client for Pushbullet, which automatically shows you all of your phone's notifications right on your computer. This means you can see who's calling or read text messages even if your... Read more

Dungeon Hunter 5 Coming on March 12
Gameloft has excitedly announced that Dungeon Hunter 5 is on its way! Once again, you will adventure across the land of Valenthia exploring dungeons and fighting monsters. The game will have a new asynchronous multiplayer mode called Strongholds... | Read more »
It Came From Canada: Jurojin: Immortal N...
At this point it’s pretty safe to say that no MOBA is going to dethrone Dota 2 and League of Legends anytime soon. After all, if Batman can’t do it, nobody can. However, with a genre as popular and profitable as this one, there’s still room for... | Read more »
Tiny Farm – Animals, Tractors and Advent...
Tiny Farm – Animals, Tractors and Adventures! Review By Amy Solomon on March 3rd, 2015 Our Rating: :: LIVELY LANDSCAPESUniversal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad Tiny Farm – Animals, Tractors and Adventures! includes farm-related... | Read more »
This Week at 148Apps: February 23-27, 20...
Final February Fun at 148Apps   How do you know what apps are worth your time and money? Just look to the review team at 148Apps. We sort through the chaos and find the apps you’re looking for. The ones we love become Editor’s Choice, standing out... | Read more »
GDC 2015 – Does Not Commute is Definitel...
GDC 2015 – Does Not Commute is Definitely a Game You Should Keep an Eye on Posted by Rob Rich on March 2nd, 2015 [ permalink ] We were teased about Mediocre Games’ (Smash Hit, | Read more »
F84 Games & POW! Announce Stan Lee V...
F84 Games has announced that it is working with legendary comic creator Stan Lee and POW! Entertainment to produce Stan Lee’s Hero Command. The game will be a action adventure of heroic proportions. | Read more »
Setlyst Keeps Your Set Straight So You C...
Setlyst Keeps Your Set Straight So You Can Focus On Rocking Out. Posted by Jessica Fisher on March 2nd, 2015 [ permalink ] Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad | Read more »
Space is Vast, So Space Agency Has a Vas...
Space is Vast, So Space Agency Has a Vast New Update! Posted by Jessica Fisher on March 2nd, 2015 [ permalink ] Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad | Read more »
Size DOES Matter Review
Size DOES Matter Review By Campbell Bird on March 2nd, 2015 Our Rating: :: HARD TO BEATUniversal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad This rhythm game has a unique control scheme and performance system that make it feel like a true... | Read more »
The first ever action 3D card battler Al...
On the other hand, you probably haven’t played an action 3D card battler – until now. Step forward, All Star Legion. All Star Legion is a 3D QTE-based action RPG card battler, but fear not – the game itself isn’t as convoluted as its description.... | Read more »

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Another Tranche Of IBM MobileFirst For iOS Ap...
IBM has announced the next expansion phase for  its IBM MobileFirst for iOS portfolio, with a troika of new apps to address key priorities for the Banking and Financial Services, Airline and Retail... Read more
Sale! 15-inch Retina MacBook Pros for up to $...
B&H Photo has the new 2014 15″ Retina MacBook Pros on sale for up to $250 off MSRP for a limited time. Shipping is free, and B&H charges NY sales tax only: - 15″ 2.2GHz Retina MacBook Pro: $... Read more
WaterField Designs Introduces the Minimalist...
With Apple Pay gaining popularity, Android Pay coming in May 2015, and loyalty cards and receipts that can be accessed from smartphones, San Francisco’s WaterField Designs observes that it may be... Read more
Sale! 15-inch 2.2GHz Retina MacBook Pro for $...
 Best Buy has the 15″ 2.2GHz Retina MacBook Pro on sale for $1774.99 $1799.99, or $225 off MSRP. Choose free home shipping or free local store pickup (if available). Price valid for online orders... Read more
13-inch 2.5GHz MacBook Pro (refurbished) avai...
The Apple Store has Apple Certified Refurbished 13″ 2.5GHz MacBook Pros available for $170 off the cost of new models. Apple’s one-year warranty is standard, and shipping is free: - 13″ 2.5GHz... Read more
13-inch 2.5GHz MacBook Pro on sale for $100 o...
B&H Photo has the 13″ 2.5GHz MacBook Pro on sale for $999.99 including free shipping plus NY sales tax only. Their price is $100 off MSRP. Read more
27-inch 3.5GHz 5K iMac in stock today and on...
 B&H Photo has the 27″ 3.5GHz 5K iMac in stock today and on sale for $2299 including free shipping plus NY sales tax only. Their price is $200 off MSRP, and it’s the lowest price available for... Read more
Apple Launches Free Web-Based Pages and Other...
Apple’s new Web-only access to iWork productivity apps is a free level of iCloud service available to anyone, including people who don’t own or use Apple devices. The service includes access to Apple... Read more
Survey Reveals Solid State Disk (SSD) Technol...
In a recent SSD technology use survey, Kroll Ontrack, a firm specializing in data recovery, found that while nearly 90 percent of respondents leverage the performance and reliability benefits of SSD... Read more
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The Apple Store is offering Apple Certified Refurbished Mac Pros for up to $600 off the cost of new models. An Apple one-year warranty is included with each Mac Pro, and shipping is free. The... Read more

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