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Thursday June 4

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Features

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

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

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

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

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

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11:37
Robinhood Opens Stock Trading to All

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

 

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11:28
Google's Android Permissions Get Granular


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

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

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

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

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

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

On the Mac side, Yahoo will no...

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10:26
Amplified: Pre-WWDC Beard

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

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

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

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

Distraction-free

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

Night mode & font settings

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

Robust search

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

Backed by Evernote

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

Retina-ready & smooth

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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09:00
4 updates to Power Query

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

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

 

 

You can continue reading for more details about each feature.

Enhanced Privacy levels dialog

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

...

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

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

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

Download the podcast.

Weekly updates

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09:00
Office 2016 on Windows Preview update

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CrashPlan runs on Mac, Windows, and Linux.

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



Version 4.2.0: Fixes and Enhancements

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

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

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

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

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

Apple has not introduced a new version of...

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08:28
Thanks to our Patreon backers

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

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

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

Our thanks goes out to:

Erin Murphy
Simon H.
Ken Snider
Garry Winer
Steven
Marius Stedjan
Gregory Locke
Alan Koenigsberg
Ken Simonton
Don Newmeyer
Patrick Adamo
Rob Paterson
Jesse Armstrong
Jon Shupe
Ian Rinestine
Anthony Hosking
Tim Optenhoefel
Hilmar Pfister
Nicholas Wilkinson...

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

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

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

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

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

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

Features:

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

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

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

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

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

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

A recently released statement offered the following:

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

The statement suggests that Apple retail locations will...

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

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

Screen
2880×1800 at 15.4" (220 PPI)

OS
OS X 10.10.3 "Yosemite"

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

RAM
16GB 1600MHz DDR3L (non-upgradeable)

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

HDD
512GB solid-state drive

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

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

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

Weight
4.49 lbs (2.04 kg)

Battery
99.5 WHr

Warranty
1 year

Starting price
$1,999.99

Price as reviewed
$2,499.99

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

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

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07:50
Todoist introduces developer platform today

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

The logjam is loosening.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This will be going on my Apple Watch today.

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

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

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

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

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06:24
No new Apple TV at WWDC

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

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

Feh.

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

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

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

iOS 9


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

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

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

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

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

From 9to5toys:

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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04:54
Upsurge in POS malware threatens 51.2 million devices

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

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

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

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

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

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

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04:00
Kool Tools: iKlip Grip

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

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

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

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

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

Find your sound

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



Version 9.1.9: Improvements and Feature Changes

  • Added control surface support for Novation Launchkey MK2



  • OS X 10.5 or later
  • 32-bit support found in Related Links



...

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

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

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Wednesday June 3

23:15
HTC's new pixel-density champ is the One ME

Oh, HTC, we're starting to lose track of all your tempting Asia-only models. The Taiwanese company has just revealed the One ME, which is basically an M9+ with less metal and no Duo camera (as rumored). We understand if you're having trouble keeping ...

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21:34
A horrible new PayPal policy opts you into getting...

The Washington Post:

PayPal users, this is for you.

The payments company is rolling out an update to its user agreement that threatens to bombard you with “autodialed or prerecorded calls and text messages” — and worse, by agreeing to the updated terms, you’re immediately opted in.

PayPal can even reach you at phone numbers that you didn’t provide. Through undisclosed means, PayPal says it has the right to contact you on numbers “we have otherwise obtained.”

I don’t get how these companies continue to add clauses like this. There are far too many geeks out there reading the EULAs and taking them apart word for word for companies like PayPal to get away with such egregious abuses of the information they gather on us.

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

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

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

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

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16:00
AWT News Update: June 3, 2015

Picture tweeted by Cleveland Indians. It's a ransom note to Brandon Moss!

Updates and a ransom note. That's what you'll find on the AWT News Update today:

  • Skype gets a bug fix
  • Fantastical 2 has an Apple Watch companion that's pretty cool
  • Google Drive iOS app gets a clean new look and some new features
  • Showtime will have a streaming subscription program available soon
  • The Cleveland Indians bullpen issues a ransom note asking infielder Brandon Moss for a pile of Apple gear

The text version of this podcast can be found below

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I’m Steve Sande from Apple World Today, and this is the AWT News Update for June 3, 2015.

Use Skype on a regular basis? Hopefully you didn’t get hit by a recent bug...

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15:08
Fallout 4 Trailer Lets Waiting Fans Exhale


The last second has since ticked off the countdown timer on the teaser site, and Fallout 4's official website has gone live. Fallout 4's confirmation on Wednesday may have invoked more feelings of relief than surprise. Even before the teaser site went up, gamers looking for another loot-and-shoot role-playing game have been demanding a followup to 2010's Fallout: New Vegas. Publisher Bethesda Softworks warmed Fallout 4's new home page with a shiny new teaser trailer, just over three minutes long.

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15:02
Google Drive for iOS updated to 4.0, adds new...

Google Drive for iOS has just been updated and it’s added some nifty new features.

The app now features a Material Design user interface to bring it in like with Google’s other apps. A new swipe feature can be used to go back a level in the app and other new features include faster syncing, faster image viewing and improved scrolling performance.

Google Drive for iOS 4.0 is available for free and requires iOS 7.0 or later to install and run.

If you’ve tried the Google Drive for iOS 4.0 and have any feedback to offer, let us know in the comments.

Via the...

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15:02
Wu-Tang’s RZA talks new Boombotix gig, plans to woo...

Legendary hip-hop producer Robert Diggs, a.k.a The Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA, is joining Boombotix as a creative director of sorts and working with the company to release a new collection of portable speakers that come with exclusive content from various artists.

We got the chance to ask RZA some questions about the new partnership and feel out his plans for using the speakers with embedded music releases as a platform beyond just selling speakers.

The idea comes from a collaboration between the musician and Boombotix back in 2014 that saw Wu-Tang Clan’s “A Better Tomorrow” album bundled with the...

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15:00
AWT Review: BrydgeAir Aluminum Keyboard for iPad Air...

BrydgeAir Keyboard for iPad Air/Air 2. Photo ©2015, Steven Sande, All Rights Reserved

As you may recall from my days at TUAW and here at Apple World Today, I’ve reviewed a ton of keyboard cases, keyboard folios, and wireless keyboards made for use with the iPad. Today I’m looking at the BrydgeAir from Brydge Keyboards. It’s a $169 ($189 for gold finish) wireless keyboard for the iPad Air and iPad Air 2 that is decidedly different than some of the other keyboard covers and cases I’ve reviewed in the past.

Specifications

  • Material: Aluminum

  • Weight: 1.15 pounds (520g)

  • Battery life: 3 months

Design

The BrydgeAir is one of the most solid iPad keyboards I’ve had the pleasure to try. Machined out of a piece of aluminum, the keyboard has some heft, but it feels good. It’s held onto your iPad...

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

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

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

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

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14:40
iCloud security and privacy overview

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

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

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

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14:24
Roundtable: What we want to see at Apple’s WWDC...

We’ve already run down much of what can be expected from iOS 9, OS X 10.11 and Apple Music at the 2015 Worldwide Developers Conference, and now it’s time to run down what 9to5Mac’s editors want to see at the conference. You can find our hopes below, and stay tuned for our comprehensive roundup of what to expect at WWDC.

Seth Weintraub

Big Media Changes:

Unlike most WWDCs, 2015 seems to be at a point where Apple is squaring up a lot of big...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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14:00
Daily Deals for June 3, 2015, featuring Prizmo -...

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

AWT Featured App

  • Prizmo - Scanning, OCR, and Speech [$9.99] Prizmo is a universal photo-based scanner app that lets you scan and recognize text documents, business cards, and images, and then export them.

Hardware and Accessory Deals

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13:59
Auto Grade Linux Steers Closer to an In-Car...


Automotive Grade Linux on Monday announced the industry's first open in-vehicle infotainment, or IVI, software specification requirements. The release of AGL Requirements Specification 1.0 is a major milestone. It moves the auto industry toward adoption of a de facto platform that uses open source development methodologies to create a safe and reliable connected-car experience. It allows OEMs and suppliers to identify gaps between the specification and code, and to provide input directly to the developer community.

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13:45
Updated Apple TV hardware not coming to WWDC 2015,...

Despite widespread rumors pointing to the contrary, a new Apple TV set-top will not premiere at next week's Worldwide Developers Conference, a report said on Wednesday.

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

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

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13:39
Redesigned Apple TV Not Ready for WWDC Debut

Despite early rumors suggesting Apple would introduce a redesigned Apple TV set-top box at its Worldwide Developers Conference in June, it appears the device will not be ready to debut at that time. In a report covering what to expect at WWDC, The New York Times' Brian X. Chen writes that Apple has postponed its plans because the product is "not ready for prime time."Yet one much ballyhooed device will be absent from the conference: a new Apple TV, Apple's set-top box for televisions. The company planned as recently as mid-May to use the event to spotlight new Apple TV hardware, along with an improved remote control and a tool kit for developers to make apps for the entertainment device. But those plans were postponed partly because the product was not ready for prime time,...

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13:26
Apple pulls planned Apple TV hardware revamp...

Apple has decided to pull its planned WWDC new Apple TV hardware announcement, according to a new claim. Apple planned to debut the new box at the June 8th kickoff keynote before making the decision to scrap the hardware and SDK introduction in mid-May, according to the new report:

The company planned as recently as mid-May to use the event to spotlight new Apple TV hardware, along with an improved remote control and a tool kit for developers to make apps for the entertainment device. But those plans were postponed partly because the product was not ready for prime time, according to two people briefed on the...

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13:21
Tidal gets Mac beta software, Google Drive for iOS...

Music service Tidal on Wednesday announced beta Mac and Windows clients, as well as discounted student tiers, while Google updated the iOS version of Drive with Material Design and other improvements.

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12:58
Podcast: Unpacking Google I/O and making WWDC...

Google I/O and Apple’s WWDC are uncomfortably close this year, and as Google previewed the next iteration of Android, it was impossible to not mentally compare each feature to what Apple does—or ought to do. With I/O in the bag, we welcome Greenbot’s Android-obsessed staff writer, Florence Ion, to the Macworld podcast to talk about what Google is up to, what Apple should copy, and why Google Cardboard makes us queasy. (Turns out, virtual reality may be tougher on women than men.)

Elsewhere, Thunderbolt 3 looks awfully familiar, HomeKit is finally launching, Apple’s streaming service probably isn’t just yet, and a mystery person could nab $100,000 for recycling some old junk that turned out to be a rare Apple I. Good times.

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12:48
Pebble Time iOS App in Limbo, Pebble Asks Customers...

Pebble's latest smart watch, the Pebble Time, has already begun shipping out to early Kickstarter backers, but customers receiving the device may not be able to use it with an iPhone because the accompanying Pebble Time Watch app has not yet been approved by Apple.

According to a Kickstarter update posted this afternoon, the Pebble Time app has been in limbo since May 22, spending more than two weeks going through Apple's app review process without approval.

The unreleased Pebble Time Watch app was first submitted to the App Store in early May, and approved on May 18. Pebble went on to push a bug fix for the app on May 22, requesting an expedited review from Apple, which was not granted. Pebble has also been unable to add Pebble Time support to its existing iPhone app...

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12:45
Google announces Street View iOS app, plans to merge...

Google on Wednesday announced plans to launch a new app, Street View, which will let anyone submit a photo sphere to Maps, including ones captured via compatible 360-degree cameras.

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12:41
Pebble blames Apple for delayed iOS Pebble Time app...


Image via Martin B. on Twitter

Despite its official release at the end of May, Pebble’s new Pebble Time watch is not yet fully functional for iPhone users, as its required iOS synchronization app is not yet available in the App Store. The Pebble Time Watch application allows users to set up the Pebble Time wearable, install new applications, watch faces, and software updates, but backers who have received the hardware have taken to social media to complain that there’s no iPhone app to use with it. Android users are unaffected as their version of the app is available...

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12:20
Twitter for iPad adds group Direct Messaging +...

New today on our iPad app: now you can message groups, view more of your message history and share Tweets privately. http://t.co/0Jw0eAJ0uy
Twitter (@twitter) June 03, 2015

Twitter today updated the iPad version of its app to match the iPhone app’s messaging functionality. The update brings the ability for iPad users to natively participate in group direct messaging sessions (for better or for worse), see more messaging history, and privately share links via Direct Messages with a quick share control.

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12:13
Doppler Labs Kickstarts 'Bionic Ear'


Doppler Labs, known for making state-of-the-art ear plugs, on Tuesday launched a Kickstarter campaign for the Here Active Listening system, which takes noise-canceling technology to a new level. Unlike typical noise-canceling headphones, Here's Bluetooth earbuds allow a listener to customize ambient sound, not just block it out. Paired with a smartphone app, Here can be used to control the volume of sounds around a listener, mix those sounds with slider controls, and even apply sound effects to them.

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12:13
Tim Cook takes shots at Google, NSA during speech on...

Tim Cook believes Apple has a moral obligation to protect its users’ privacy, and he’ll got to any lengths to let you know it—even if it means taking shots at fellow Silicon Valley power players like Google, Facebook, and Yahoo.

“Like many of you, we at Apple reject the idea that our customers should have to make tradeoffs between privacy and security. We can, and we must provide both in equal measure. We believe that people have a fundamental right to privacy. The American people demand it, the Constitution demands it, morality demands it,” Cook said during his speech at the EPIC civil liberties event in Washington, D.C. this week, was he was the first business leader ever to be honored

To...

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12:07
Happy Hour Podcast 017 | WWDC expectations and...

Google I/O is behind us and brought along interesting integration for iOS users, but now WWDC 2015 is right around the corner. This week we’ll discuss some upcoming announcements and expectations including a native Apple Watch SDK and how Apple plans to take on Google Now in iOS 9. There’s also a new bug feature that made some important changes to the heart rate sensor on Apple Watch. The Happy Hour podcast is available for download on iTunes and through our dedicated RSS feed…

New episodes of Happy Hour are available every Wednesday. As mentioned, you can...

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11:45
Apple Recalls Beats Pill XL Speakers As Fire Risk

An anonymous reader writes: Apple has released a voluntary recall announcement for the Beats Pill XL range of speakers, advising customers that the rechargeable device is a fire risk, and advising them to stop using the devices immediately. Apple bought the manufacturers out in 2014 after the successful release of the XL speaker range in November 2013. The announcement reads in part: "Because customer safety is the company’s top priority, Apple is asking customers to stop using their Beats Pill XL speakers. Customers who purchased a Beats Pill XL speaker should visit www.apple.com/support/beats-pillxl-recall for details about how to return their product to Apple, and how to receive an Apple Store credit or electronic payment of $325."

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11:35
New exploit leaves most Macs vulnerable to permanent...

Ars Technica:

Macs older than a year are vulnerable to exploits that remotely overwrite the firmware that boots up the machine, a feat that allows attackers to control vulnerable devices from the very first instruction.

The attack, according to a blog post published Friday by well-known OS X security researcher Pedro Vilaca, affects Macs shipped prior to the middle of 2014.

The new attack doesn’t require even brief physical access as Thunderstrike did. That means attackers half-way around the world may remotely exploit it. While the attack isn’t likely to be exploited on a mass scale, it’s also not hard for people with above-average skill to carry it out.

I’ve been chatting with my favorite security expert on Twitter about this and he says, “It looks pretty serious. Not panic level, but I hope Apple patches...

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11:27
What to expect from Apple's WWDC 2015 keynote:...

Apple is gearing up for its annual Worldwide Developers Conference, set to kick off with a keynote presentation next Monday where the company is expected to announce a number of new products, including the next generations of its iOS and OS X platforms, as well as an all-new Apple TV set-top box.

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11:23
Apple TV to Introduce "Showtime" Channel...

During the Re/code Conference last week the CEO of CBS Les Moonves said that they'd probably make a deal with Apple for Apple TV. Before that announcement is made ...

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11:22
Stream Showtime across Apple devices

Showtime:

You will be able to watch wherever and whenever you want through the SHOWTIME app on your Apple TV®, iPad® and iPhone®, plus on your computer.

You’ll be able to stream current and classic SHOWTIME Original Series, hit movies, live sports, exclusive documentaries and comedy specials. Watch when they first premiere or catch up on old favorites – always commercial free!

All of these services are great news for cord cutters but they are going to add up to spending real money real quick.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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11:15
The Week in iOS Accessories: LEAF is a different...

A different kind of wearable

This week’s roundup includes the LEAF—not another watch or wristbound “wearable” device. It’s a necklace that still transmits vital information. Plus: Mounts, cables, amplifiers, and more.

Bellabeat

The $119 LEAF is a different kind of “wearable”—it’s a necklace, but it does many of the same jobs as the wrist-bound wearables, transmitting information about sleep activity and stress levels back to your phone to help you manage your life and achieve your best you.

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11:01
Can the Swiss watchmaker survive the digital age?

New York Times:

Last fall, however, Koeslag set off on a very different, decidedly 21st-century project: a smartwatch. In response to Apple’s plans to introduce a high-tech watch this year, the chief executive of Frédérique Constant, Peter Stas, decided the company would produce its own. It would not be a minicomputer with a screen, like Apple’s. Instead, it would combine the functions of a Fitbit, a device that tracks physical activity, with a traditional Swiss timepiece, a $1,200 entry-level Frédérique Constant watch. A Silicon Valley company would produce the tiny sensors that count steps and measure sleep cycles, and this information would be transmitted to a phone through a Bluetooth connection. The phone would also control the watch — resetting its hands in different time zones, for example. From the outside, the watch wouldn’t look “smart” at all, but it would be packed with electronics. Koeslag’s job was to bring to life this chimera of Swiss engineering and Silicon...

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

Learn about the new iWork for Mac.

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10:19
The Owner of Smartflash Reveals a Barrage of Death...

Back in May 2013 Patently Apple was the first to report on a company by the name of Smartflash suing Apple over the iTunes Store Allegedly infringing several of their patents. In February of this year we reported that Smartflash had won their case against Apple that was argued in a Texas court district that has a long standing reputation for supporting patent troll cases. While Apple vowed to appeal the case, Smartflash decided to strike at Apple while the iron was hot by filing a second patent infringement case. Now Smartflash inventor is ...

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10:03
Logic Pro X: Using and saving patches

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

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09:45
Apple announces recall of all Beats Pill XL speakers

Apple has announced a voluntary recall of Beats Pill XL speakers, including a refund for customers. Apple has determined that, in rare cases, the battery in the Beats Pill XL may overheat and pose a fire safety risk. The recall doesn't affect any other Beats or Apple products. 

Customers who purchased a Beats Pill XL speaker should visit www.apple.com/support/beats-pillxl-recall for details about how to return their product to Apple, and how to receive an Apple Store credit or electronic payment of US$325. 

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09:44
SpamSieve 2.9.20 - Robust spam filter for major...

SpamSieve is a robust spam filter for major email clients that uses powerful Bayesian spam filtering.

SpamSieve understands what your spam looks like in order to block it all, but also learns what your legitimate messages look like to avoid confusion. SpamSieve only marks spam in your email client so you never lose any mail.



Version 2.9.20: General

  • Made various changes to improve SpamSieve's filtering accuracy.
  • Apple's server-side iCloud spam filter has recently become more aggressive. As a result, many people have been confused by the sudden increase in messages in the Junk mailbox (rather than SpamSieve's Spam mailbox). iCloud's spam filter cannot be turned off, but the Why does the “Junk” mailbox appear in Apple Mail? section of the manual and the new...

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09:43
Skype fixes instant-crash messaging bug, Fantastical...

Skype on Wednesday fixed a bug causing its apps to crash with a single message, while Flexibits released a new version of Fantastical 2 for the iPhone, adding an Apple Watch app.

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09:36
Google Drive updated with Material Design on iOS


Google has updated its Google Drive app for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch with its new Material Design aesthetic. The new interface is noticeably cleaner and flatter. Google says that the update also brings faster performance and scrolling. Google updated its main app with Material Design last winter and its Play Music app earlier this year.

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09:09
A new LG Product being showcased at a U.S. Trade...

Kicking off 2015 we posted a patent report titled "Apple Adds Multimedia to Future Digital Newspaper." While the original invention was covered by us in early October 2014, the update to Apple's patent claims specifically added one thing of interest: The patent claim stated that "wherein the multimedia content comprises content selected from the group consisting of audio and video." New developments ...

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09:06
Apple Watch tips: Use Force Touch to start new...

To cope with Apple Watch's relatively small screen size, Apple introduced a hardware feature called Force Touch that invokes app and UI commands with a firm press of the screen. Being hidden by design, these contextual menu options provide deep app control without cluttering the watch face, but can easily be overlooked.

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09:02
Marvelous Mac apps

Product Hunt:

Useful Mac apps you probably aren’t using (but should).

I get the Product Hunt newsletter every day and they often have some really interesting bits. Today’s list of Mac apps are of some I use – Duet, Bartender, Spectacle – but several I’d never heard of but installed immediately because they sound so cool/useful.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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09:00
Announcing auto-expanding, highly scalable archives...

Today people send and receive more email than ever at work, which is one reason built-in archiving is one of the most popular IT-related features in Office 365. There are millions of Office 365 archives in active use, and the unlimited archive storage offered in our Office 365 Enterprise E3 and E4 plans continue to provide value to IT admins and end users alike.

As customers began using our recently announced Import Service to import terabytes of data from on-premises systems to Office 365, or to manage high volume mailboxes, we’ve seen a few cases in which a customer reached a threshold that required them to contact Microsoft support and perform manual steps to provision additional space. But no longer.

To accommodate customers who require very, very large archiving storage, we are pleased to announce new auto-expanding, highly scalable archiving...

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09:00
Early look at next gen information protection in...

As many of us are now used to working from anywhere from our preferred device, information protection controls need to evolve to protect data at the individual, file and service levels. The shift to mobility and personally-owned devices also means that the threat landscape is shifting with more individually targeted attacks that work across platforms. On this show, we take an early look at new controls for compliance, security and organizational search with next-generation information protection tools.

This week I’m joined by Rudra Mitra, engineering lead for the Office 365 information protection team, to take a look at the core themes driving information protection investments and to give us an early look at what’s coming. Rudra describes the approach his teams are taking as they build new controls to be pervasive, transparent and people-centric.

We highlight the new tools for...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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08:45
Showtime's Standalone Streaming Service Set to...

A new report from Variety today (via iClarified) suggests that Showtime's parent company CBS is putting the final touches on a standalone streaming service for the premium cable network, with rumors pointing to an official announcement either later today or sometime on Thursday.

Just like HBO NOW, the service would allow customers interested in Showtime to circumvent a traditional cable subscription and gain access to all of the network's shows and films for a single monthly fee. Variety says that CBS will reveal a partnership with Apple and the Apple TV that will be the exclusive home of the Showtime online-only service, similar to HBO NOW's initial exclusivity window on Apple TV and...

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08:37
CBS bringing standalone, cable-free Showtime...

Just three months after HBO Now bowed on Apple TV, CBS is said to be in the final stage of preparations to launch a similar offering for Showtime, the broadcast network's HBO competitor, on Apple's set-top streamer.

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08:36
Beats Pill XL Speaker Recall Program

Apple:

Apple has determined that, in rare cases, the battery in the Beats Pill XL Speaker may overheat and pose a fire safety risk. This product has been sold worldwide since January 2014 by Beats, Apple, and other retailers.

Product returns will only be processed via the web for this program.

I blame Dr Dre.

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08:29
HomeKit guide shows how Apple TV will be used as a...

With more news about Apple's HomeKit home automation framework expected to be announced at next week's Worldwide Developer Conference, it's not surprising that the company has published a new support page detailing how the Apple TV can be used as a remote access hub for controlling HomeKit accessories.

The support page notes that HomeKit can be used with any "Works with Apple HomeKit" accessories in a home, including lights, locks, thermostats and smart plugs. Interestingly, Apple does not appear to be releasing a "one app to rule it all" for HomeKit accessory control, rather telling consumers to "go to the App Store and download the app for your HomeKit-enabled accessory." 

There's a simple pairing process that is used to pair the accessory and the iOS device, which each HomeKit accessory being equipped with a 7-digit code. Opening the app for the accessory and entering the code results in pairing...

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08:18
Shipping times for 38MM Apple Watches improve to 5-7...
08:15
Warning: Your Beats Pill XL speaker may pose a fire...

DO not swallow this pill...

You know those Beats Pill XL speakers (an Apple product now...) that look like a multivitamin for a Lord of the Rings cave troll? Apple's advising customers to stop using those speakers and will issue a $325 refund to those who return the device to the company.

There's apparently a possibility -- albeit quite rare -- that the battery in the speakers may overheat and cause a fire safety risk. The company says:

“Because customer safety is the company’s top priority, Apple is asking customers to stop using their Beats Pill XL speakers. Customers who purchased a Beats Pill XL speaker should visit www.apple.com/support/beats-pillxl-recall for details about how to return their...

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08:02
Got a Beats Pill XL speaker? Apple recall will get...

If you’ve bought a Beats Pill XL speaker in the last 18 months, you can now send it back to Apple for a paycheck as part of a safety recall.

Apple is making the voluntary recall due to an issue with the Beats Pill XL’s built-in battery, which can overheat and pose a fire safety risk in rare cases. “Because customer safety is the company’s top priority, Apple is asking customers to stop using their Beats Pill XL speakers,” a statement on Apple’s website says. Owners will get a free return shipping package, as no in-store returns will be accepted.

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08:00
The Hit List 1.1.15 - Advanced reminder application...

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.

Your life is complicated enough as it is. The tool to manage your life shouldn't be. The Hit List keeps things simple by not forcing you to learn a system. It can be as simple as just keeping a list of things to do as you would on a piece of paper. However, if you do have a task management system such as Getting Things Done by David Allen, The Hit List is flexible enough to support you.

Forget what you need to do. With confidence.



Version 1.1.15:

  • The "Start Today" section is now shown above the "Still Working On" section in the Today list. It should make new tasks to the Today list less likely to escape your attention.



  • OS X 10.7.5 or later



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07:59
Apple issues recall for Beats Pill XL speaker, cites...

This isn’t the most auspicious beginning to Apple’s partnership with Beats.

Also, if you bought a Beats Pill XL speaker at an Apple store, there’s a chance it could catch fire.

Apple has issued a rare recall notice on the Beats Pill XL portable Bluetooth speaker sold in Apple Stores and various other retailers. The voluntary recall cites a situation in which the battery can overheat and become a fire hazard. Apple purchased Beats Electronics and Beats Music for some US$3 billion in 2014. The current Beats Pill XL hardware has remained the same since Apple purchased the speaker company.

The press release of the recall goes as follows:...

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07:39
Recently published support guide shows how Apple TV...

Apple has found a new use for the Apple TV: Controlling every HomeKit-based device in your home.

A recently published support page explains how to set up and use HomeKit and how the Apple TV is used as a hub for remotely controlling HomeKit accessories while on the go.

The guide explains how HomeKit will work with any iOS device running iOS 8.1 or later, how to pair an accessory and how to find and enter a seven-digit setup code and enter it into the gear maker’s custom iOS app. Some apps should allow accessories to be grouped together into homes, rooms, or scenes.

From there, a person can use both apps and Siri commands to...

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07:34
External Link: Apple Recalls Beats Pill XL Speakers

Apple has issued a recall for the Beats Pill XL speaker, due to an issue that could cause the battery to overheat and cause a fire. Customers can return their speakers to Apple for a $325 refund. Note that the Beats Pill XL was introduced in 2013, while Apple didn’t acquire Beats until 2014.

 

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07:30
Apple Announces their Voluntary Recall of Beats Pill...

Today Apple announced a voluntary recall of Beats Pill XL speakers, including a refund ...

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07:21
Apple recalls Beats Pill XL speaker due to fire...

Apple on Wednesday announced a voluntary recall of its Beats Pill XL speaker, warning that in some cases the battery in the speaker can overheat and cause a risk of fire.

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07:14
Fantastical 2 for Apple Watch is here, along with...

Fantastical 2 for Apple Watch and updates to the Mac and iPhone versions. For me, Xmas in June.

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07:08
Android Sales are Dropping in Europe as iOS makes...

According to a new report today, we're learning that across Europe, Android’s share declined by ...

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07:07
Apple Recalls Beats Pill XL Speakers Due to Possible...

Apple today announced a voluntary recall of all Beats Pill XL speakers due to the rare possibility that the battery in the speakers may overheat and pose a fire safety risk. Apple advises all customers to stop using the Beats Pill XL speakers and will issue a $325 refund or Apple Store credit to affected customers. The recall does not extend to other Apple or Beats products.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission notes that the recall applies to about 222,000 Beats Pill XL speakers sold in the United States from January 2014 through June 2015, while...

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06:45
Tim Cook discusses customers' right to privacy

Speaking to the Electronic Privacy Information Center's Champions of Freedom event on Monday, Tim Cook voiced Apple's opposition to mining customer data:

"Like many of you, we at Apple reject the idea that our customers should have to make tradeoffs between privacy and security. We can, and we must provide both in equal measure. We believe that people have a fundamental right to privacy. The American people demands it, the Constitution demands it, morality demands it.

Cook also took the opportunity to question the true purpose of Google's free to use Google Photos service, saying, "You might like these so-called free services, but we don't think they're worth having your email, your search history and now even your family photos data mined and sold off for God knows what advertising purpose."

These comments are in line with...

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06:44
Apple revamps App Store Games section

These changes started rolling out a few weeks ago. Step in the right direction.

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06:38
New Study Finds that iPhone 6 Owners are Still...

It was just last week that we broke the news that Apple is likely to introduce a new rewards program for Apple Pay in June, maybe as early as Monday when their keynote kicks off Apple's World Wide Developer Conference. Today a new study shows us why Apple is going to introduce such a program.

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06:32
nVeil is a new image remix tool for Mac OS X

Storek Studio (http://storekstudio.com) has introduced nVeil for Mac OS X, a graphic remix tool.

The app generates works of digital abstract cubism by filtering photos or video through vector-drawn veils. Colors and motion come from the source imagery, and can be further modified with nVeil's controls. The app plays with the hidden image, always displaying a harmonic palette of colors, and syncs most music with nVeiled video, through the proximal incidence algorithm.

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06:10
Apple HomeKit guide details setup and use, remote...

A new support page published to Apple's website details how to setup and use HomeKit, and explains how the Apple TV is used as a hub for remotely controlling HomeKit accessories while on the go.

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06:00
MacFamilyTree 7.5 - Create and explore your family...

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 tools for MacFamilyTree. It helps you collect and record facts and data about your family history and turns them into informative reports and charts.

MacFamilyTree comes with countless features to record and visualize your family history - use them to create reports, charts, or nifty 3D views within our Virtual Tree feature. It offers the right solution for all your genealogy needs.

Synchronize your data via iCloud, create webpages, or back your research with the help of the gigantic genealogy database "FamilySearch". You’re an avid genealogist, but you’re always on the go? Not a problem! Simply purchase MobileFamilyTree to use on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch and your options are virtually endless.



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05:46
Apple TV Confirmed as Central Hub for Remotely...

Apple has added a new support document on its website (via iFun.de) that confirms the third-generation Apple TV or later can be used to control HomeKit-enabled accessories when you are away from home using an iOS device.

After signing in with the same Apple ID on an iOS device and Apple TV, users can use Siri commands to remotely control lights, locks, thermostats, smart plugs and other HomeKit-enabled accessories. A separate new support document lists the available HomeKit-compatible devices as they begin to roll out.

The new support documents were added just as multiple accessory makers announced the first HomeKit-compatible products, including...

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05:45
Rumor may Confirm Force Touch Coming to the next...

A new supply chain report this morning states that the touch panel module subsidiary of Foxconn Group's called "General Interface ...

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05:26
Job listing reveals Apple Maps will become available...

While Apple Maps is currently restricted to dedicated apps on iOS and OS X, that will change, as a new job listing from Apple reveals the company plans to make its mapping service available cross-platform on the Web.

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05:02
Toyota Working on a New Infotainment System that...

Today we're learning that Toyota is exploring the development of an open source version of Ford's AppLink infotainment system. "The move is yet another sign ...

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04:53
Kool Tools: PhotoBee for Mac OS X

Did you know that photos and movies received in iMessages aren't automatically saved? Your iMessage flow are most likely full of "lost" photos and movies that someone has shared with you. It is time to reclaim those lost memories.

Until now the only solution has been to manually locate, select and download the photos and movies. However, Brattoo Propaganda Software has introduced PhotoBee (http://brattoo.com/propaganda/) for Mac OS X. It lets you scan your iMessages for photos and movies, and then download them to keep them along with the rest of your photos.

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04:51
HomeKit documented officially by Apple, as Apple TV...


A new Apple support document for HomeKit has now officially confirmed our earlier report that the Apple TV would serve as a hub for HomeKit devices. The document confirms an Apple TV is needed if you want to control HomeKit accessories while away from home.

If you have an Apple TV (3rd generation or later) with software version 7.0 or later, you can control your HomeKit-enabled accessories when you’re away from home using your iOS device.

Sign in with the same Apple ID on your iOS device and Apple TV, and you’ll be able to use Siri commands...

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04:50
Worldwide production printer shipments grow 7.5% in...

The worldwide production print market enjoyed 7.5% year-over-year growth in unit shipments in the first quarter of 2015 (1Q15), according to IDC (www.idc.com). Unit shipments grew to approximately 11,167 units (printers and MFPs), and shipment value increased 3.6% to nearly US$1.2 billion in the same time period, according to the research group.

Highlights from the first quarter results include the following:

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04:45
Qikshare 7.0 cross-platform sharing platform offers...

iVinnyApps has announced Qikshare 7.0 (http://www.qikshare.io/index.html), an update to its file sharing app for iOS devices. It offers cross platform file sharing to users of iOS and Android devices, as well as Mac and Windows users.

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04:18
Text-string bug causes iOS, Android & Windows...

Following last week’s discovery that receiving an obscure text string could cause the iOS Messages app to crash, a similar bug has been discovered in the Skype app on iOS, Android and Windows devices. On all these devices, chat history is loaded when the app re-opens, causing it to immediately crash again.

The text string in this case is less obscure: http://: – in other words, the first part of an URL, on its own … 

Interestingly, for an app owned by Microsoft, while Windows is vulnerable, OS X is not.

At this stage, there appears to be no way to escape from the...

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04:01
LinkOptimizer 4.9.44 for Adobe InDesign improves...

Zevrix Solutions (www.zevrix.com) has released LinkOptimizer 4.9.44, a maintenance update to its workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign.

LinkOptimizer allows users to reduce the size of InDesign links and speed up processing by automatically eliminating excess image data, performing essential image adjustments and converting file formats. The new version recognizes profiles in user's ColorSync folder, improves alpha channels handling during format conversion and introduces other bug fixes and improvements.

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03:30
10 gotta-know calendar tips for iOS

The sparse, ultra-simplified Calendar app for iOS is so simple, you may find yourself scratching your head when it comes to performing the most basic of tasks—like, you know, checking which appointments you have on a given day.

Indeed, sharing a calendar with a friend can be something of a puzzle until you know which tiny, nondescript button to tap—same goes for seeing the entire week at a glance, viewing a list of all your upcoming events, or changing the color of a specific calendar.

Read on for ten tips that’ll help you get your bearings with Calendar, as well as a few advanced pointers on setting default alert times, dealing with time-zone changes, syncing a non-iCloud calendar, and more.

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Tuesday June 2

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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14:32
Find accessories that work with Apple HomeKit

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

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

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

| Read more »
09:46
Migrate from redemption codes to managed...

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

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

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

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09:20
If you lost or forgot your firmware password

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Monday June 1

16:13
Isolating an issue by using another user account

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

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16:07
iPod won't turn on

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

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Saturday May 30

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

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

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Friday May 29

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

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

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Thursday May 28

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

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

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15:53
Apple Portables: Troubleshooting MagSafe adapters

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

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

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

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

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

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07:56
Get help with your iCloud Photo Library

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

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06:52
Move content from your Android phone to iPhone

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

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Wednesday May 27

19:45
Cameras supported by Final Cut Pro X

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

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

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

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14:43
Mac Basics: Multi-Touch gestures

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

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

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

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

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

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Tuesday May 26

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

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

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14:48
Family purchases and payments

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

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13:12
About the Apple Lightning docks

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

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13:10
Charge your iPhone and iPod touch

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

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Monday May 25

13:38
Get help using iCloud Calendar

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

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Friday May 22

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

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

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11:29
Mac notebooks: Determining battery cycle count

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

| Read more »
11:22
If you see the "Connect to iTunes" screen...

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

| Read more »
06:22
One way to be autopkging the Jenkins

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

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

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Thursday May 21

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

| Read more »
10:51
About the OS X Mavericks v10.9.5 Update

Learn about the OS X Mavericks v10.9.5 Update

| Read more »

Wednesday May 20

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Tuesday May 19

15:52
Update the software on your Apple Watch

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Use the steps below to remove your band.

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**Job Summary** Apple Professional Services (APS) has an opening for a senior technical position that contributes to Apple 's efforts for strategic and transactional Read more
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