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Monday August 3

13:22
Apple reportedly buys 43-acre site in San Jose

Apple has bought an undeveloped 43-acre site in San Jose in a deal worth US$138 million, according to the Silicon Valley Business Journal (http://tinyurl.com/phylr7v). It could add as much as 2.8 million square feet of space to Apple's inventory, the article says.

The deal comes on the heels of Apple's lease of property from Ellis Partners in an already constructed building almost next door. The Cupertino-based company is the new tenant of the 290,000-square-foot building near the corner of Orchard Parkway and Charcott Avenue in North San Jose.

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13:09
Apple releases OS X El Capitan beta 6 to developers

Apple today has released the sixth developer preview of OS X 10.11 El Capitan. Just last week the company released beta 5 to developers, although the update appeared to be very minor and didn’t include any noticeable changes. It is likely that this new beta has a similar focus, with Apple working mainly on under-the-hood bug fixes and improvements. The update carries the build number 15A244d.

We’ll update this post with enhancements as they are discovered. The update is available via the Mac App Store now and via the Developer Center.

– New wallpaper (Thanks...

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13:06
Apple Seeds Sixth OS X 10.11 El Capitan Beta to...

Apple today released the sixth beta of OS X 10.11 El Capitan to developers for testing purposes, one week after releasing the fifth El Capitan beta and nearly two months after unveiling the new operating system at its 2015 Worldwide Developers Conference.

The update is available through the software update mechanism in the Mac App Store and through the Apple Developer Center.

While early betas introduced minor design changes and features, the last few betas have focused on under-the-hood performance improvements and bug fixes to optimize OS X El Capitan ahead of its public release.

OS X El Capitan builds on the features introduced with OS X Yosemite, focusing on improving performance and user experience. Behind-the-scenes improvements in El Capitan have made a number of apps...

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13:01
Poll: Should iOS 9’s Proactive make privacy...

I was genuinely excited when my colleague Mark Gurman revealed iOS 9’s Proactive — Apple’s competitor to the Android assistant Google Now — because it sounded like something that would radically improve my daily iPhone use. “Like Google Now,” Mark said, “Proactive will automatically provide timely information based on the user’s data and device usage patterns,” details Apple confirmed when it officially announced Proactive at WWDC. Google Now’s success made an Apple response inevitable: who wouldn’t want an iPhone that correctly anticipated your needs, reducing your time spent manually hunting for...

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12:53
Apple pays $138 million for 43-acre building plot in...

Apple's seemingly insatiable appetite for Silicon Valley office space has reportedly led the company to acquire an undeveloped 43-acre site in San Jose, a deal worth $138 million that could add as much as 2.8 million square feet of space to Apple's inventory.

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12:49
Report: Apple testing its own mobile service plan in...

It’s been almost a decade since Apple first filed a patent to become a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), but Cupertino’s plan is reportedly still underway.

According to Business Insider, Apple is secretly conducting trials to set up its own MVNO service in the U.S., and is also in conversations with European telecoms companies to bring the service to the other side of the pond. This MVNO service would essentially make the Cupertino tech company its own carrier, with iPhone owners paying Apple directly for cell service and data plans. 

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12:18
Apple Testing Service That Allows Siri to Answer...

An anonymous reader writes: Apple is reportedly testing a new feature which would allow Siri to answer your calls and then transcribe the voicemails as text messages. The iCloud service would then send users the text of that transcribed voicemail. Apple employees are testing a voicemail service currently and a public release isn't expected until sometime in 2016 in iOS10.


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12:08
Apple purchases 43-acre developmental plot in San...

Map showing Apple’s San Jose property, via Silicon Valley Business Journal

According to a new report from Silicon Valley Business Journal, Apple has purchased a 43-acre development plot in North San Jose. The report claims that Apple paid slightly more than $138 million for the property, which is located on North First Street in San Jose.

Today’s news comes just a month after Apple leased 300,000 square feet of already constructed building in North San Jose. Also last week, Apple leased 76,000 square feet of office space in San Francisco, marking the company’s first major office space in the city....

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12:06
TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 3...

Notable software releases this week include Audio Hijack 3.2, Tinderbox 6.3.1, OmniFocus 2.2.3, DEVONagent Lite, Express, and Pro 3.9.2, and Piezo 1.2.8.

 

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12:06
ExtraBITS for 3 August 2015

You can now watch Adam and Tonya’s Çingleton 2014 talk about what it’s like to be a small publisher, the Nielsen Norman Group outlines four iOS interface patterns that don’t work well, we learn how iTunes fails fans of classical music, T-Mobile kicks off some intriguing incentives for iPhone users, and Nike has been ordered to pay big bucks to FuelBand owners.

 

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11:54
Apple Purchases Massive 43-Acre Development Site in...

Shortly after leasing a 300,000 square foot campus in North San Jose, Apple has expanded on its real estate holdings in the area, buying a 43-acre development site at 2347 North First Street for more than $138 million.

According to the Silicon Valley Business Journal, the site, which consists of undeveloped land, is approved for up to 2.8 million square feet of office space, much like Apple's Campus 2 location in Cupertino. Apple has not submitted building plans for the site, and it is unclear what the company plans to do with the land.

Map showing land bought by Apple and other available real estate in the same North San Jose area
Apple is expanding rapidly in the Bay Area. In addition to the second...

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11:53
Researchers say they've created a firmware bug...

Two researchers have found that several known vulnerabilities affecting the firmware of all the top PC makers can also hit the firmware of Macs, claims Wired (http://tinyurl.com/nmkesyl).

What’s more, the article says that researchers have designed a proof-of-concept worm for the first time that would allow a firmware attack to spread automatically from MacBook to MacBook, without the need for them to be networked.

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11:39
Macs vulnerable to same remote firmware exploits as...

Macs can still be successfully attacked using some of the same firmware vulnerabilities affecting many Windows PCs, a new proof-of-concept worm is said to demonstrate.

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11:38
Opinion: iTunes needs to be rebuilt from scratch,...

For some reason, a popular opinion floating around the web these days is that splitting iTunes up into a bunch of separate apps that all do one individual task each would be a vast improvement on the current one-app-for-everything design. “They did it on iOS,” the logic goes, “so why not do it on the Mac as well?”

After pondering this suggestion for a while, I’m fully convinced that doing so would that be an unnecessary over-complication of the entire ecosystem.

Let’s consider exactly what functions in iTunes could be broken out into separate applications. At the moment iTunes is used for listening to music and podcasts, watching music videos and movies, playing streaming radio, managing audiobooks...

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11:28
Security researchers build on PC vulnerabilities to...

While Apple generally puts a lot of effort into making sure that Macs remain virus-free and secure, a duo of researchers, Xeno Kovah and Trammell Hudson, have discovered that many PC firmware vulnerabilities also affect Macs, leaving Apple’s hardware open to attacks on the firmware that can survive OS X reinstallation and system wipes.

In fact, the researchers found that of the six vulnerabilities they tested on PCs from various manufacturers, all but one also affected Macs.

As noted above, firmware worms can survive on a system even after the...

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11:06
Unlock your door from your wrist with August Smart...

August, the company behind the popular Smart Lock solution, today has announced its very own Apple Watch app. In a blog post, August announced that the latest update to its iOS app adds support for Apple Watch and makes it possible to control your Smart Lock directly from your wrist.

First off, August Smart Lock on Apple Watch allows you to lock and unlock your device with just a “swipe and a tap.” You can also...

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10:58
First Firmware Worm Able to Infect Macs Created by...

A team of researchers has created the first firmware worm that's able to infect Macs, reports Wired. Building on "Thunderstrike" exploits uncovered earlier this year, the worm, dubbed "Thunderstrike 2," infects Macs at the firmware level, making it nearly impossible to remove. Embedded into firmware, malware is resistant to firmware and software updates, able to block them entirely or reinstall itself at will.

The worm was created by security engineer Trammell Hudson, who first discovered the Thunderstrike exploits, and Xeno Kovah, owner of firmware security consultancy LegbaCore. When Thunderstrike made waves earlier this year, it was a limited proof-of-concept attack with no known presence in the wild, but Thunderstrike 2 demonstrates a real-world worm able to target Macs using...

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10:55
'Plasmonics' could lead to super-fast...

Researchers at Purdue University have developed a new kind of material that could improve the speed of optical communications by as much as 5000 times the current state of the art. The material is made of aluminum-doped zinc oxide (AZO) and it is a...

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10:51
D-Link announces new 1GbE and 10GbE SAN arrays

D-Link (http://us.dlink.com) has released two new iSCSI SAN Arrays, the 1GbE DSN-6210 and 10GbE DSN-6510. They're designed for small to mid-size businesses, state and federal government agencies, and educational institutions seeking a cost-effective iSCSI solution for their server applications. Pricing starts at US$2,949.99.
 

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10:43
NetMarketShare: Mac OS X, iOS both gain market share...

According to the latest market share survey from NetMarketShare, the market share for Mac OS X and iOS both rose in July.




According to the report, among desktop operating systems, Mac OS X had 7.66% of the global market share in July compared to 7.54% in June (that’s global market share; in the US it’s over 12%). The all-time high for OS X was in October 2013 when it had 7.73%. Windows remains dominant with 90.85% as of July. That's down from 91.07% in June.

iOS had 41.56% of the mobile operating system market share in July, up from from 40.83% in June. This compares to 51.07% for Android, 2.51% for Windows Phone, 2.11% for Java ME, 1.47% for Symbian, and 1.16% for...

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10:36
Nico Gerard’s new Swiss Made watches come with an...

First announced back in November of last year, accessory maker Nico Gerard is now accepting preorders for its Pinnacle Collection dual-watch bands for Apple Watch. The accessory, which is similar to a product from watchmakers Original Grain that we reviewed earlier this year, offers a traditional style watch on one side with the ability to attach an Apple Watch face to the strap on the opposite side of your wrist. The idea is to get the best of both worlds: The look and feel of a traditional watch, but without sacrificing all of the functionality of your Apple Watch in the process.

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10:33
The US wants you to track endangered wildlife with...

The next time you go fishing, make sure to bring your smartphone... it might just help you protect an endangered species. The US Fish and Wildlife Service is partnering with the developers of mobile app FishBrain to crowdsource conversation data....

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10:32
Learn to Record Anything with “Take Control of Audio...

If you need help to getting started with recording audio from your Mac, or if you’ve upgraded from Audio Hijack Pro 2 to Audio Hijack 3, we now have a book that will help you figure out the best ways of working in Audio Hijack’s new flowchart-like interface.

 

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10:25
Autodesk announces new Stingray gaming engine with...

Autodesk, the company behind a variety of popular design tools, today has announced a new game engine that it says makes the process of building games considerably more seamless. The program, called Stingray, is based on the Bitsquid engine that it acquired last year, but is entirely revamped with a new, more intuitive interface.

While Autodesk wanted Stingray to be easy for smaller game studios to use, it also wanted the engine to feature all of the capabilities required to keep up with the high-end, professional tools that have been around for so long. One of the highlights of Stingray is its improved support for mobile development and testing.

Autodesk says that Stingray includes a live, real-time link between itself and multiple simultaneous target platforms. This means that developers could make a change to a...

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10:24
Together 3.4.6 - Store and organize all of your...

Together helps you organize your Mac, giving you the ability to store, edit and preview your files in a single clean, uncluttered interface.

Smart storage. With simple drag-and-drop functionality, Together lets you gather up images, text, bookmarks, and files for safekeeping. With built-in note-taking capabilities and easy inter-app file transfers, take control of cluttered, disorganized groups of files and restore them to a state of order and manageability.

Previewing and editing. Together can edit and preview a wide range of filetypes, and seamlessly incorporates QuickView for everything else. File editing is always a double-click away, and your changes are automatically synchronized.

Organization, optimized. If you are tired of dealing with scatterbrained systems of files and folders, Together's refreshing, iTunes-like interface will help you breathe easy. Organize items into groups and...

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10:21
The ebb and flow of work

Fantastic article from Shawn Blanc. I’ve spent far too much time working and not enough time enjoying life.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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10:12
Apple dipped to 3rd in Chinese smartphone market in...

Despite the country being a key market continuing to see tremendous growth, Apple nevertheless lost ground in China to native phonemakers Xiaomi and Huawei during the June quarter, according to Canalys market research data teased on Monday.

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10:09
Analyst predicts new iMacs this quarter; what about...

In a note to clients — as noted by AppleInsider — KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says the iMac will be updated this quarter with even better screens and improved processors. This begs the question: what about the MacBook Pro?

But back to the iMac. Better screens than the 5K model with Retina display? Kuo thinks we'll see an all-in-one with a LED phosphor material called KSF that will boost color saturation. Purportedly, LED backlights with KSF phosphor are emerging as a new wide color gamut solution.



As for the processor upgrade, the question is whether it will be the latest Intel Broadwell processor or Intel's not-yet-available Skylake (iMacs currently use Haswell chips). With Apple's track record of getting Intel's latest and greatest before anyone else, I'm betting on the latter.

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10:08
World's first braille smartwatch is an ebook...

On the surface, Dot sounds like a fairly standard smartwatch: It resembles a Fitbit and features a messaging system, navigation functions, Bluetooth 4.0, an alarm and, of course, a timepiece. Dot is remarkable because it's a braille smartwatch -- t...

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10:00
Back to School Gift Guide 2015: Picks under $50

It's that dreaded time of year when lazy summer days with their open invitation to sandals, surf and shirtlessness begin to give way to the crispness of fall, hoodies and the back-to-school doldrums. Ah, but there's hope on the horizon: You can alw...

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10:00
OS X El Capitan 10.11 beta 6 Now Available

OS X El Capitan 10.11 beta 6 Now Available

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10:00
OS X El Capitan 10.11 beta 6 Now Available

OS X El Capitan 10.11 beta 6 Now Available

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09:51
Deals: New $30-$200 coupons on all of Apple's...

Back-to-school shoppers this week can use new $30, $100 and $200 coupons to save up to $130 off all of Apple's early-2015 MacBook Pros bundled with a free accessory (such as a Free LG super drive & Brenthaven MacBook Sleeve combo), or up to $300 off the same models bundled with AppleCare and a free Canon PIXMA MG6620 AirPrint-ready all-in-one printer (or your choice of other accessories).

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09:48
JMR announces BlueStor DataMover appliance

JMR Electronics (www.jmr.com) has announced the availability of their new BlueStor DataMover appliance.

The JMR DataMover appliance is a high speed enterprise class data mover that operates at near line speed and is independent of file size or depth of directory nesting. This allows users to transfer large and small files across networks, whether locally, across the nation, or around the world.

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09:45
Amazon's voice-controlled Echo speaker is now...

If you find yourself re-ordering office supplies, you can also nab Amazon's smart speaker in one fell swoop. Staples is the only place other than Amazon where you can purchase the voice-controlled Echo device. While Echo is listed on the Staples we...

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09:45
Rumor: Apple considering becoming a carrier, leasing...

Apple is allegedly in talks with wireless providers in both the U.S. and Europe about launching its own cellular service, in the same way MetroPCS and Boost Mobile piggyback on established carrier networks.

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09:38
Google Invents a Mobile Device Recharging Traveling...

In late July the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Google that revealed an invention relating to a mobile charging device that takes on the form of a travel bag or ...

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09:27
Researchers Create Mac "Firmworm" That...

BIOS4breakfast writes: Wired reports that later this week at BlackHat and Defcon, Trammell Hudson will show the Thunderstrike 2 update to his Thunderstrike attack on Mac firmware (previously covered on Slashdot). Trammell teamed up with Xeno Kovah and Corey Kallenberg from LegbaCore, who have previously shown numerous exploits for PC firmware. They found multiple vulnerabilities that were already publicly disclosed were still present in Mac firmware. This allows a remote attacker to break into the Mac over the network, and infect its firmware. The infected firmware can then infect Apple Thunderbolt to Ethernet adapters' PCI Option ROM. And then those adapters can infect the firmware of any Mac they are plugged into — hence creating the self-propagating Thunderstrike 2 "firmworm." Unlike worms like Stuxnet, it never exists on the filesystem, it only ever lives in firmware (which no one ever checks.) A video showing the proof of concept attack is posted on YouTube.

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09:23
Xiaomi retakes the smartphone lead in China as Apple...

It looks like Apple's time at the top of China's smartphone heap was short-lived. Researchers at Canalys estimate that local brand Xiaomi has once again become the country's smartphone market share leader, snagging 15.9 percent of shipments during...

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09:12
Supposed 'iPhone 6s' display assembly seen...

Apple's next-generation iPhone display assembly has seemingly once again been leaked via sources within the Asian supply chain, lending credence to previous leaks but still revealing little about the technical makeup of the so-called iPhone 6s.

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09:08
9to5Toys Last Call: SanDisk 128GB Ultra Fit Flash...

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:

Two Philips Hue connected light bulbs (multiple styles) for...

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09:07
Apple Said to Consider Becoming a Mobile Carrier by...

Apple is currently in early talks to launch its own mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) in both the United States and Europe, according to information gathered by Business Insider. A few sources close to Apple suggest that the company is testing the service right now in the United States, with early negotiations beginning in Europe to bring the MVNO service overseas.

If completed, Apple would essentially become its own network carrier, freeing the company and iPhone users from any particular current carrier like T-Mobile or AT&T, and allow users to pay for the usual data, calls, and text services directly from Apple. The MVNO would allow Apple to lease space from network carriers already in the business of providing data to customers, with the Apple SIM card -- already included in...

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09:01
Use Bushel to manage + deploy business iOS devices...

If you need to deploy iOS or OS X devices to your employees or organization, having cloud access to setup, deploy, and manage your fleet these days seems like a no-brainer. That’s why our go-to recommendation is Bushel, a super easy-to-use and slick web-based app that offers cloud access to deploying and managing Apple devices. The perfect supplement to Apple in the workspace, Bushel — created by JAMF Software — is a few steps ahead of the game. In this article, we walk you through how to use Bushel (which is free for up to 3 devices) to manage your fleet of Apple devices.

In special collaboration with 9to5Mac, Bushel is also ...

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09:01
Would you replace your cell carrier with an Apple...

Following the iCloud voicemail transcription news from earlier today, Business Insider is reporting that Apple may actually be following Google’s Project Fi  into the “becoming a carrier” field.

Sources close to Apple say that the company is privately trialling an MVNO service in the US, but is also currently in talks with telecoms companies in Europe about bringing the service there too.

MVNO or Mobile Virtual Network Operator  is a wireless communications services...

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09:00
Apple may add voicemail transcription to Siri's...

With iOS 9, Apple is working to make Siri a more intuitive, powerful personal assistant. But a new feature not ready for the next major mobile upgrade’s September debut is voicemail transcription, which Cupertino is reportedly readying to roll out next year.

Apple employees are currently testing the new feature, which is called iCloud Voicemail, according to Business Insider. iCloud Voicemail works by enlisting Siri to answer and record incoming calls. She’ll even be able to tell people why you’re not picking up the phone and share your location, if you enable those features. And then she’ll transcribe what the voicemail says, in the same way she recognizes what you say when you ask her to perform a specific task.

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09:00
How to get Siri to shut up...

I love Siri. I use it all the time. But there are some occasions where having that voice coming out of my phone is just really inconvenient. Fortunately, Apple designed Siri so that you can shut off the vocal responses and just see replies in text.

Pop into Settings > General > Siri, and then tap on Voice Feedback:

Tapping on Voice Feedback provides two choices -- Always and Handsfree Only (see below). Select Handsfree Only, and now when Siri answers a question or does something for you, the response is text only. 

If "Hey Siri" happens to be turned on and you invoke Apple's digital assistant by using the phrase, Siri assumes that you're unable to touch the iOS device screen and still provides a voice response. By the way, if you ask Siri to shut up, it won't respond verbally... but you may hurt its feelings (see image at top of this post).  

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08:46
Rumor: Apple testing new function that could allow...

This could be nifty.

Apple is reportedly conducting internal testing to see if it can allow Siri to transcribe your voicemail messages into text, so that you can read them rather than having to listen to them.

The feature, if successful, will allow Siri to take your iCloud Voicemail messages as opposed to having them go to a standard digital audio recorder.

While iCloud Voicemail can relay information s to where you are and why you can’t pick up the phone, Siri could possible transcribe incoming voicemails as needed.

The service, if successful, could appear in iOS 10 and later versions of the operating system...

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08:45
August smart lock turns the Apple Watch into a set...

An Apple Watch can already control your connected light bulbs and thermostat, and now it can let you through the front door as well.

Smart door lock maker August has just added Apple Watch support to its iOS app. Users can view door unlock status through the Watch’s Glances menu, and receive notifications when someone opens the door. The app also lets users lock or unlock the door, and view a log of recent activity.

August’s $250 lock replaces an existing deadbolt and connects to smartphones via Bluetooth, while an optional $50 Wi-Fi hub lets users control the lock remotely over the Internet. The lock is powered by AA batteries, and includes a standard keyhole as a fallback.

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08:39
Could Apple be building a smaller battery for its...

According to a somewhat sketchy report out of NowhereElse.fr, the rumored iPhone 6c will feature a battery that is slightly larger than the iPhone 5, 5c, and 5s. The report claims that the iPhone 6c will feature a 1715mAh battery, while the iPhone 5c featured a 1507mAh battery. That number, however, is smaller than the 1810mAh battery found in the iPhone 6. For those keeping track, the iPhone 5 featured a 1440mAh batter, while the 5s had a 1560mAh battery.

Rumors of a smaller, more affordable iPhone 6c have been...

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08:26
Monosnap 3.1.0 - Versatile screenshot utility with...

Monosnap lets you capture screenshots, share files, and record video and .gifs!

Capture:

  • Capture full screen, just part of the screen, or a selected window
  • Make your crop area pixel perfect with our 8x magnifier
  • Customize hotkeys
  • Make timed screenshot
  • Record screencasts
  • Highlight details while recording a video

Annotate and Edit:

  • Highlight important details with pen, text, arrows and shapes
  • Hide private information with blur tool
  • Open snapshots in your favorite external editor

Save and share:

  • Login to get free cloud storage space
  • Connect Monosnap to Evernote, Dropbox, CloudApp, Yandex.Disk and Box.com
  • Add your personal FTP, SFTP, WebDAV or S3 server
  • Upload files and images by dropping them to the menubar icon
  • Drag-and-drop right from the editor
  • Use your own FTP,SFTP or WebDAV server...

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08:16
Leaked images show purported “iPhone 6s” display...

You can’t say image leaks of forthcoming Apple products don’t answer a few questions.

A set of photos leaked by Chinese repair firm GeekBar show the supposed front and back views of an “iPhone 6s” handset. The photos highlight a Force Touch implementation and appear to incorporate the same rounded glass edges and general shape, with no change to ear speaker or camera positioning. On the back, the LCD module and other internals are obscured by the usual protective metal shielding, though a few differences stand out.

The most radical change is an off-center rectangular cutout located toward the top of the screen. An unknown component can be seen poking through, though...

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08:03
More 'iPhone 6s' Display Assembly Photos...

Following the release of several photos of a claimed display assembly for the "iPhone 6s" over the weekend, Macfixit Australia has shared additional images of what appears to be the same display assembly, further suggesting the leaked images to be real internal parts for the next-generation iPhone.

One of Macfixit's photos includes a quality control label showing a pass date of July 29, which, if legitimate, would put the assembly in a correct time frame for Apple's traditional September iPhone launches. The image also appears identical to those released over the weekend by repair company GeekBar, with the same possible cutouts for a taptic engine to fuel Force Touch and a slightly thicker frame.

A few possible third-party case manufacturer design renders have also been shared by uSwitch and Nowhereelse.fr's OnLeaks channel,...

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07:38
Canalys: Xiaomi and Huawei push Apple down into 3rd...

Apple has lost its top position in smartphone shipments in China, reports Canalys, falling from the #1 slot it achieved in Q4 of 2014 to #3 in Q2 of this year.

Canalys did not reveal Apple’s market share (a number it would like its clients to pay for), stating only that Xiaomi took the top slot with a 15.9% share, with Huawei close behind at 15.7%. A separate market size estimate from Counterpoint, with similar numbers, suggests that Apple’s market share in the country may have fallen to around 12.2% … ...

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07:35
∞ How to keep your Apple music library 100% rock...

There’s been a lot written lately about Apple Music, iTunes Match, and the threat of one or the other deleting your music from your music library.

This issue has turned into a perfect storm of fear, uncertainty and doubt. At the end of the day, I believe an understanding of the basic mechanics at work here will make it easy to keep your music library 100% rock solid safe.

Read on for the details.

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07:27
Apple opens Japanese YouTube site, uploads a bunch...

Apple, over the weekend, opened an new front on Google’s YouTube video service to host its Japanese videos. The site is verified by YouTube and has been up for 3 days but appears to have gone unnoticed.  None of the videos as of this writing have more than 100 views and there are only 49 subscribers. I have a feeling that’s a bout to change.

More videos below:

Filed under: AAPL Company Tagged: Apple Inc, Google, television, YouTube...

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07:26
Audio Hijack 3.2

Improves the Time Shift Block to make it easier to use Audio Hijack for transcribing audio. ($49 new, free update, 15.6 MB)

 

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07:25
Meet Dennis Sellers

Hi, Dennis Sellers here. I'm happy to be joining the Apple World Today team. It feels like I've come home.

I was the news editor for MacCentral (which eventually grew into the biggest Apple news site in the world) from 1998 to 2003 under the guidance of the late Stan Flack, a dear friend of mine. It was bought by Mac Publishing in 1999 and eventually folded into Macworld. I launched Macsimum News and ran it from 2004 to 2010 until it was acquired by Xplain Corp., the folks behind the MacTech print magazine, website and conference series. For the past three years, I've been the editor of Apple Daily Report, a site for Apple Specialists throughout the U.S. 

Other than Apple journalism, I've penned news, features, sports, movie reviews, opinion columns and editorials for nine weekly, two daily newspapers and a variety of national and regional publications.

In addition to Apple World Today, I do other freelance...

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07:00
XKCD Brilliance
06:45
iPhone Battery With 1715 mAh Capacity Possibly...

French site Nowhereelse.fr last week shared a photo [Google Translate] of a battery appearing very similar to an iPhone battery and labeled as being from Apple's usual supplier, but the battery's capacity of 1715 mAh leaves questions as to whether the battery is intended for the upcoming "iPhone 6s" or a smaller "iPhone 6c" that has reportedly been delayed or canceled.

The battery's 1715 mAh capacity is lower than the 1810 mAh capacity of the iPhone 6 battery, indicating Apple would have to have increased power efficiency of the device for the "S" generation in order to achieve the same battery life as its predecessor. Given the consistent overall...

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06:36
Apple in third place for smartphone sales in China

As market consolidation continues in China, one in three smart phones shipped were from Huawei or Xiaomi in the second quarter (Q2) of 2015, according to the Canalys research group (www.canalys.com).

Xiaomi regained its crown as the largest smart phone vendor in China with 15.9% market share, according to Canalys estimates. However Huawei is hot on its heels, growing 48% sequentially — the fastest growing vendor in the top ten. Huawei’s 15.7% share leaves a very slim lead for Xiaomi. Apple fell to third place, followed by Samsung and Vivo.

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06:23
Maintain has served up Cocktail 8.5.1 (Yosemite...

Maintain has served up Cocktail 8.5.1 (Yosemite Edition), the latest maintenance update for users running OS X Yosemite.

Cocktail is a general purpose utility for OS X that lets users clean, repair and optimize their Macs. Version 8.5.1fixes compatibility issues with Adobe Creative Cloud 2015 and OS X Server 4.1. It also addresses many other issues and contains overall performance improvements.

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06:14
Cocktail 8.5.1 - General maintenance and...

Cocktail is a general purpose utility for OS X that lets you clean, repair and optimize your Mac. It is a powerful digital toolset that helps hundreds of thousands of Mac users around the world get the most out of their computers every day.

The application serves up a perfect mix of maintenance tools and tweaks, all accessible through a clean and easy to use interface. Cocktail's features are arranged into five categories that helps you manage various aspects of your computer. It also comes with an automatic Pilot-mode that allows you to simply press a button and relax, knowing that Cocktail will take care of the rest.



Version 8.5.1:

Note: Cocktail (Yosemite Edition) requires OS X 10.10 Yosemite to run.

  • Addresses minor compatibility issues with OS X Server 4.1
  • Addresses an issue in which Cocktail may fail to scan preference files
  • Addresses an issue in which Cocktail may fail to restart...
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06:06
Apple may be launching an iCloud and Siri-based...

According to Business Insider (http://tinyurl.com/ov74gye), Apple employees are testing a voicemail service that uses Siri — the company's "personal assistant" on iOS devices — to answer your calls and transcribe voicemail messages.

Apple's iCloud service will then send you the text of the transcribed voicemail. This means you'll never need to listen to your voicemails again, says Business Insider, which says the new service is being prepared for launch in 2016.

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06:02
The Northern Spy: more on Modula-2 R10

By Rick Sutcliffe

In these last three months the Spy has introduced the fully modern dialect of an existing notation he and Telecom engineer Benjamin Kowarsch have developed to address serious software engineering issues of safety, security, reliability, and extensibility. This month he shows how to leverage Blueprints to enforce the rigour involved in planning code before executing it.

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06:00
The Week in iOS Apps: Angry Birds returns!

Angry Birds return!

There’ve been lots of Angry Birds games in recent years, but until this week never a true sequel to the original. 

Angry Birds 2

There have been so many variations on Angry Birds the last few years—just in Star Wars games alone—but never an official sequel. The wait is over: Angry Birds 2 is a freemium iOS game that offers even more challenges, more pigs, and, as the game makers say, “more destruction.” Have fun!

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

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05:09
Samsung is Set to Reveal their Reinvented Gear Watch...

The rumor out of Korea today claims that Samsung is likely to introduce their new Gear watch called the "Gear A" during the same scheduled August 12th event that will unveil new Galaxy smartphones.

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05:00
Windows 10: Changing the Apple vs. Microsoft Dynamic


What I find most interesting about Windows 10 is that if Apple wanted to knock Microsoft off the desktop, then it -- not Microsoft -- should have released a product like this. When I say "like this," I mean one that could transform a smartphone into a PC. My reasoning is that Microsoft is relatively weak in smartphones, and Apple currently is kicking Google all over the market. Given Google's power, that's pretty impressive -- of course, it is also largely Google's own fault. Granted, Apple would have to lead with iOS, not OS X.

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04:57
Apple Testing Service That Allows Siri to Answer...

Employees at Apple are reportedly putting a new service through its paces, one that would allow Siri to not only answer a missed call instead of a pre-set voicemail message, but give her the ability to record and transcribe those message for users to read as text later (via Business Insider). The messages would be sent to users via iCloud, completely skipping the need to check voicemail.

The so-called "iCloud Voicemail" service could relay information regarding where a user is and specifics as to why they can't pick up the phone, if given the permission to do so. According to Business Insider, "multiple Apple employees" are testing the new feature and if it stays on track, it could see a debut sometime in 2016 in iOS 10.
Apple's proposed solution is both incredibly simple and incredibly clever: People like to leave voicemails (it's often...

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04:55
FmPro Migrator 7.58 adds FileMaker 14 Merge Database...

.com Solutions has released FmPro Migrator Developer Edition 7.58 (http://tinyurl.com/yhzahuk) for Mac OS X and Windows. It adds a Merge Database/Table Consolidation process to upgrade older multi-file solutions into easier-to-maintain FileMaker Pro 14 single file solutions.

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04:46
Kool Tools: Sphear in-ear headphone

Focal's (www.focanlna.com) first in-ear headphone, Sphear (US$179), tackles two pain points of discomfort with many in-ear headphones: excessive weight and volume at the ear canal.

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04:45
Parrot says you won’t be able to buy its new CarPlay...

When Parrot unveiled its new CarPlay-compatible infotainment system the RNB6 at CES, it promised pricing and availability later in the year. The company now appears to have had a change of heart, updating its blog post to say that it now has no plans to offer it as an aftermarket upgrade, and will be selling it direct to manufacturers instead.

RNB6 project was showcased at CES Las Vegas in January 2015 (watch video below). This infotainment system was selected by several automakers who envision to integrate it in their next-generation car models next year and beyond. As of today...

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04:09
Apple reportedly testing having Siri transcribe...

Apple is reportedly conducting internal testing on a service that allows Siri to transcribe your voicemail messages into text, so that you can read them rather than having to listen to them. Business Insider reports that the service is expected to be launched next year.

When someone using iCloud Voicemail is unable to take a call, Siri will answer instead of letting the call go to a standard digital audio recorder. 

iCloud Voicemail can relay information about where you are and why you can’t pick up the phone to certain people. But the coolest feature of the service is that Siri will transcribe any incoming voicemails, just like it does with anything...

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03:30
Hands-on with Maps in El Capitan: Public...

If you want to use your Mac to find your local bus or train schedule, El Capitan can help. The Maps app Apple includes with El Capitan includes transit directions for major cities, just like iOS 9. Maps came to OS X with the release of Mavericks in 2013. At the time and since then, Apple hasn’t had public transportation directions available in the Maps app, either for Mac or for iOS.

In fact, public transportation maps have been gone since Apple extricated itself from Google’s data in 2012, when Apple released iOS 6. That’s led third-party app developers on iOS to fill in the gaps, but there are fewer resources for Mac users, who often resort to Google and other sources to find out how to get from point A to point B using buses and trains.

...

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Monday July 27

13:00
Apple Web Server notifications

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

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Tuesday July 21

03:26
Thunderstruck Update via Shea Craig

Just a quick link to (your friend and mine) Shea ‘G’ Craig’s blog for an update about the new Thunderstrike patches that came down with 10.10.4, head over there for the skinny.

Two notes, if you don’t have a local Reposado server downloading pkgs, here’s the link on Apple’s WAN SUS: http://swcdn.apple.com/content/downloads/12/33/031-25233/anpo6ixy84skmcf...
Keep in mind they came out with one for the Late 2012 Mac Mini’s later,...

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Wednesday July 15

17:47
Java updates available for OS X on July 15, 2015

Java updates address a recently identified Java web plug-in vulnerability.

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Tuesday July 14

04:49
Things that were awesome at PSU MacAdmins Conference...

This year many attendees of the Penn State Mac Admins Conference likened the experience to summer camp. I described it as the feeling of gluttony, and as I’m a bit of an enthusiast, I’m still recovering from intellectual overload. It felt different than previous years – personally that may be because I had to do half as much work as I usualy do, since Ben Toms joined me on stage(and yet I still interrupted and talked twice as much as him, but ¯_(ツ)_/¯). One overall feeling was of a lot of folks you’ve seen for years were at once more familiar, and new faces stepping out from the shadows of Slack to make themselves seen and heard made it quite the event. Here’s some of the other things that I got exposed to, or otherwise made an impact on me over the span of the conference:...

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Saturday July 11

18:09
Mac Basics: The Finder organizes all of your files

The Finder in OS X provides access to your files, folders, and drives, and helps you to keep them organized.

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Friday July 10

11:47
If iTunes for Windows XP won't open, stops...

Learn how to resolve issues with iTunes for Windows XP.

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09:15
About iTunes Plus

Learn more about iTunes Plus, the high-quality format of songs and music videos available through the iTunes Store.

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09:08
Where can I use my Apple ID?

This article lists many of the Apple features and services that use Apple ID.

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08:48
Listen to Apple Music Radio

Apple Music Radio lets you listen to Beats 1—Apple’s first ever 24/7, worldwide radio station— as well as handcrafted, on-demand stations curated by a DJ or created by you. All on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, or PC.

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08:25
Availability of iTunes redownloads

Find out which purchases you can redownload from iTunes in your country.

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Thursday July 9

17:02
Troubleshooting wireless mouse and keyboard issues

If you’re having trouble with your wireless mouse or keyboard, try these steps.

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16:08
System requirements to install Windows on your Mac...

Learn about the general requirements to install Microsoft Windows using Boot Camp. Review the tables in this article to determine which Windows versions you can use with your Mac.

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15:24
If you see an alert in iTunes that says "There...

You may see this alert when you try to download purchased content from the iTunes Store: "There was an error downloading your purchased music. An unknown error occurred." Learn how to resolve this issue with the steps below.

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15:18
If you see error 1415, 1417, 1418, 1428, 1429, 1430...

When you restore or update your iPod in iTunes, you may see an alert that says "An unknown error has occurred" followed by the number 1415, 1417, 1418, 1428, 1429, 1430, 1436, or 1439.

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12:02
Keep Apple Watch within acceptable operating...

Learn about suitable operating temperatures for Apple Watch. Get tips for maintaining those temperatures and handling your device safely.

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09:51
Mac OS X: Gray screen appears during startup

Instead of seeing the Finder or the login window after startup, your computer may stop responding and the display may only show a persistent gray screen (you may also see an Apple logo, spinning gear, spinning globe, prohibitory sign, or a folder with a flashing question mark on it). Note: The below steps may not apply if a blue screen appears during start up.

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08:55
Specific time zones might not sync calendar events...

Events you create in some time zones where daylight saving time is used might not sync to Microsoft Exchange.

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07:26
Availability of Apple Music, Apple Music Radio, and...

Find out in which countries you can join Apple Music, listen to Apple Music Radio and Beats 1 Radio, or subscribe to iTunes Match.

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Wednesday July 8

18:04
Vintage and obsolete products

Owners of iPad, iPhone, iPod or Mac products may obtain service and parts from Apple or Apple service providers for 5 years after the product is no longer manufactured (or longer where required by law). Apple has discontinued support for certain technologically obsolete and vintage products.

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13:49
Get help with WeChat

If you have a question about WeChat, you can look for it—and the answer—in the app's help section. You can also visit the WeChat support website or call the hotline.

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11:59
Use iPad accessibility and assessment settings in...

Learn to use the iPad accessibility and assessment features so teachers can make the most of lessons and tests.

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11:54
If Wi-Fi is grayed out or dim on your iPhone, iPad,...

If you can't turn on Wi-Fi on your device because the setting is grayed out or dim, follow these steps.

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Tuesday July 7

20:38
MacBook: Vertical lines or solid gray, white, or...

After updating to Mac OS X 10.4.7, the MacBook may show a solid grey, white, or black screen or a screen with vertical multi-colored lines.

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14:00
Get help using Find My iPhone

You can get help using Find My iPhone if you don't see your iOS device or Mac, it says that your device is offline, or you see a device that you don't use anymore.

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09:11
Contact Apple TV content providers

Learn how to get information or support from a third-party content provider.

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07:25
About the OS X Yosemite v10.10.4 Update

The OS X Yosemite v10.10.4 Update is recommended for all OS X Yosemite users.

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Monday July 6

15:46
Final Cut Server: Cannot connect to Java Web Start...

When you connect to Final Cut Server to download the Java Web Start file using a web browser, the webpage may display a message such as "File not found!" or "Object not found!"  The Final Cut Server installer will only install web server components to the default web site included with Mac OS X Server.

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15:41
iMac G5: Troubleshooting when your computer won...

If your iMac G5 won't turn on—the display has no picture or color, and you don't hear fan or hard drive activity sounds—follow these steps to troubleshoot the issue.

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14:34
iMovie ’08: Camcorder Support

iMovie '08 is designed to work with a wide range of digital video devices and formats, including tape-based and the latest tapeless camcorders that record to flash memory, a hard disk drive, or DVD media.

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14:31
iCloud: Account troubleshooting

This article discusses common troubleshooting steps for various issues that you might encounter when creating or using your iCloud account.

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14:13
About AirPrint

AirPrint is an Apple technology that helps you create full-quality printed output without the need to download or install drivers.

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13:49
Upgrade your iCloud storage on your iOS device
06:54
Identify your iPad model

Find out which iPad model you have.

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Saturday July 4

16:06
Boot Camp: Multi-Touch trackpad gestures

Learn how to use your MacBook or MacBook Pro trackpad in Windows for secondary clicking, dragging, scrolling, and more.

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15:58
Identifying legitimate emails from the iTunes Store

Learn how to identify legitimate emails from the iTunes Store.
 

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15:49
Choosing good passwords in Mac OS X

Mac OS X is designed to give you a safe and secure computing environment, often by the use of passwords. One of the best things you can do to keep your information and computer secure is to use good, hard-to-guess passwords.

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11:31
Using USB 3 devices on Mac computers FAQ

Learn more about using USB 3 ports and devices on Mac computers.

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10:44
Promise VTrak: Configuring for optimal performance

Configure Promise VTrak RAIDs for best performance using the guidelines in this article.

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10:15
Wireless carrier support and features for iPhone in...

Choose your region to learn about the wireless carriers in your country.

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Friday July 3

19:19
If you can't see images for Apple Music...

To see images for playlists, albums, and artists in Apple Music, your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch must be connected to the Internet.

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Thursday July 2

19:34
One or more keys on the keyboard do not respond

If some or all of the keys on your Apple keyboard don't seem to be working, use these tips to troubleshoot.

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19:30
OS X: Manually migrating data from another Mac

 If your computer is too old to work with Migration Assistant, you can manually copy your data from one computer to another using these steps.

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19:19
Locating vendor information

Learn how to find information about a third-party product vendor.

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18:53
Upgrading from Xsan 1.4.2 to Xsan 2.x

Follow these instructions to upgrade your Xsan 1.4.2 SAN to Xsan 2.

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17:11
Using the USB-C port and adapters on your MacBook (...

Learn about the power, data-transfer, and video capabilities of the USB-C port and USB-C adapters for your MacBook.

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16:04
About EFI and SMC firmware updates for Intel-based...

This article lists firmware updates available as standalone installers for Intel-based Mac computers.

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15:09
Create and modify share destinations in Final Cut Pro

This video demonstrates how to create and modify share destinations in Final Cut Pro X.

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15:08
Use 3D Text in Final Cut Pro

This video demonstrates how to use 3D text in Final Cut Pro X.

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15:08
Use clip effects in Final Cut Pro

This video demonstrates how to use clip effects in Final Cut Pro X.

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15:08
Import media in Final Cut Pro

This video demonstrates how to import media in Final Cut Pro X.

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15:08
Manage libraries in Final Cut Pro

This video demonstrates how to manage libraries in Final Cut Pro X.

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12:03
Create a new book in iBooks Author with the same...

Learn how to create a template, give your book a new internal ID, or duplicate your book as a new one.

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10:02
Accessing and archiving content from iTunes U...

On September 1, 2015, Apple will discontinue iTunes U private sites and disable all access to private sites. Please review the information below to determine whether your iTunes U site will be affected.

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08:52
Boot Camp: iMac displays a black screen during...

When installing Microsoft Windows 7 on an iMac (27-inch, Late 2009) and iMac (21.5-inch, Mid 2010) using Boot Camp, a black screen may appear.  This can happen because the Windows 7 installer does not include the necessary graphics or Bluetooth drivers for your Mac.

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07:01
Get help signing in to Messages, FaceTime, and Game...

In rare situations, when you try to sign in to Messages, FaceTime, or Game Center with your Apple ID you might receive one of the following alerts.

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Wednesday July 1

15:30
Changes to iCloud storage for current customers

We're offering new storage plans. Learn what your options are and what will happen to your current plan.

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13:37
Use LTE on iPhone with China Unicom

You can update certain models of iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c to iOS 8 and enable 4G LTE for China Unicom. Your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus already have iOS 8, and certain models can support 4G LTE for China Unicom.
If your carrier is China Telecom, learn to use LTE on iPhone with China Telecom.

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13:31
Identify your iPhone model

Learn to identify your iPhone model by its model number and other details.

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12:34
Learn about cellular data settings and usage on your...

Cellular data on your iPhone and iPad (Cellular Model) is used for data communication in cellular networks. It doesn't affect your ability to make or receive phone calls or use Wi-Fi to connect to the Internet.

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12:10
If your Mac won't turn on

Learn what to do if your Mac won't turn on.

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11:30
Boot Camp 3.0, Mac OS X 10.6: Frequently asked...

This article contains answers to common questions about Boot Camp.

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Tuesday June 30

17:51
Join Apple Music

Join Apple Music, choose artists that you like, and start enjoying the greatest collection of music on the planet.

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17:44
If Apple Music appears with unusual text or doesn...

If Apple Music appears with unusual text or doesn't open as expected after you update to iOS 8.4, force the Music app to close and then reopen it.

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17:28
If your Apple ID has been locked

If you or someone else enters your password incorrectly too many times, your Apple ID will automatically be locked to protect your security.  

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17:11
About the security content of iTunes 12.2

This document describes the security content of iTunes 12.2.

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16:34
Transfer content from an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch...

You can use iCloud or iTunes to transfer content from your current iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to another device.

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15:59
TCP and UDP ports used by Apple software products

Learn more about TCP and UDP ports used by Apple products like OS X, OS X Server, Apple Remote Desktop, and iCloud. Many of these are referred to as "well known" industry standard ports. 

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15:28
Apple security updates

This document outlines security updates for Apple products.

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14:26
About the security content of QuickTime 7.7.7

This document describes the security content of QuickTime 7.7.7.

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12:57
About the security content of OS X Yosemite v10.10.4...

This document describes the security content of OS X Yosemite v10.10.4 and Security Update 2015-005.

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12:52
About Apple SIM on iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3

Apple SIM makes it easy to sign up for short-term, long-term, or shared cellular data plans right on your iPad Air 2 or iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi+Cellular.

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11:19
Soundtrack Pro 3: Troubleshooting Basics

If Soundtrack Pro 3 isn't starting up properly or performing normally, try these basic troubleshooting steps. Please note that these steps aren't exhaustive and are not intended to cover any specific issue. They are fundamental, basic steps that are most effective in getting Soundtrack Pro 3 into good working order and are the steps most often suggested by AppleCare Technical Support. 

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11:17
Motion 4: Troubleshooting basics

If Motion isn't starting up properly or performing as expected, try these basic troubleshooting steps to remedy the situation. Please note that these steps aren't exhaustive, and are not intended to cover any specific issue. They are fundamental, basic steps that are most effective in getting Motion into good working order, and are the steps most often suggested by AppleCare Technical Support.

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Monday June 29

18:25
Cameras supported by iMovie

iMovie 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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14:27
Keeping iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch within...

Learn about the operating temperatures and temperature management of iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch (4th generation and later).

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13:51
Get help connecting your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch...

You can connect your iOS device with a compatible car stereo using CarPlay, Bluetooth, or a USB cable. If you can't pair or connect your iOS device with your car stereo, or you don't hear audio playback, try these steps.

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13:07
DVD Studio Pro: Troubleshooting Basics

If DVD Studio Pro isn't starting up properly or performing normally, try these basic troubleshooting steps to remedy the situation. Please note that these steps aren't exhaustive and are not intended to cover any specific issue. They are fundamental, basic steps that are most effective in getting DVD Studio Pro into good working order, and are the steps most often suggested by AppleCare Technical Support.

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08:00
If you forgot your Apple ID password

If you're having issues signing in with your Apple ID password, use these steps to reset it and regain access to your Apple ID account.

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Friday June 26

12:46
iOS Wi-Fi profiles: About Auto Join and per-...

When you create a Wi-Fi profile for an iOS device, you can configure a device to automatically join a configured wireless network and also use a per-connection password with a configured wireless network. However, when both settings are applied to the same wireless network, they may not work as expected when installing the profile on the device. Learn how these settings work.

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11:39
Using Apple power adapters, cables, and duckheads...

Learn how to use Apple power adapters, cables, and duckheads, and what to do if you have a damaged part.

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10:37
Delete photos and video synced from iTunes when you...

You can delete photos you synced from iTunes by syncing them with a new folder.

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08:12
If you can't import photos from your iPhone,...

If you can't import your photos to your computer, or your computer doesn't recognize your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch as a camera, try the steps below. 

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07:42
What to expect when you import edited photos from...

Most programs will show the original, unedited version of the image.

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07:11
If you can't update your Signed Configuration...

If you can't replace an existing profile on an iOS 8 device, update the device to iOS 8.3. Then, remove the existing profile and install its replacement.

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07:11
About the security content of Safari 8.0.6, Safari 7...

This document describes the security content of Safari 8.0.6, Safari 7.1.6, and Safari 6.2.6.

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06:55
What type of gift card do I have?

Apple offers two different types of gift cards: Apple Store Gift Cards and iTunes Store Gift Cards.

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06:47
If Photos won't open a library that you already...

Photos lets you know if you try to open an iPhoto or Aperture library that you already migrated. 

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06:44
Apple Deployment Programs: Web Browser Support

If you are seeing issues when setting up your device deployment or administrating your Volume Purchase Program (VPP) account, make sure you are using a supported web browser.

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06:43
Airport Utility says your Apple ID or password is...

After enabling Two-Step Verification for your Apple ID, if you use AirPort Utility to set up Back to My Mac on your AirPort base station, AirPort Utility shows this message: “An Apple ID or password is incorrect or couldn’t be authenticated. Enter the correct AppleID and password and try again.” This happens even if you've entered the correct Apple ID and password.

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06:40
Apple Deployment Programs and two-step verification

Learn about how two-step verification is used with the Apple Deployment Programs.

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Thursday June 25

14:40
If your Apple TV gets stuck on the date and time...

Each time your Apple TV powers on, it updates the system's date and time. If your Apple TV can't connect to the Internet or to the port that it uses to update the date and time, it might get stuck on this screen.

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12:19
If you need help restoring from an iTunes Backup

Follow these steps if you need help restoring your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch from an iTunes backup. For example, there might not be a backup available for your device, or you might have questions about using an iPhone backup for an iPad.

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11:53
What to do before selling or giving away your iPhone...

Follow steps to remove your personal information from a device you're giving away, even if you don't have the device anymore.

| Read more »
11:40
Wireless carrier support and features for iPhone in...

Choose your region to learn about the wireless carriers in your country.

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09:09
iTunes U security and privacy overview

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

| Read more »

Wednesday June 24

14:10
iBooks and iBooks Store: Parental Controls in iOS 6

Learn more about Parental Controls for books in iOS 6.

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10:59
Get help with your keyboard on your iPhone, iPad, or...

iOS supports multiple languages and dialects, offering international keyboards and dictionaries. You can use the built-in keyboards in all apps, and you can change between multiple international keyboards.

| Read more »
09:23
Magnets in devices might cause your Mac notebook...

Placing a device that contains a magnet under your Mac notebook computer or on its palm rest might cause your computer to sleep.

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08:55
System requirements for iCloud

This article provides the recommended system requirements and minimum system requirements for iCloud.

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07:07
Use modern cryptographic practices when setting up...

To make sure that your iOS and OS X clients can connect to your server, use Diffie-Hellman keys with a group size of 2048 bits or greater.

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Tuesday June 23

21:37
Consumer Device Cardholder Verification Method

Learn more about Consumer Device Cardholder Verification Method and Apple Pay.

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19:39
About Apple Pay for merchants in the UK

Apple Pay gives your customers an easy, secure, and private way to pay in shops and within apps using the devices that they have with them every day. 

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19:33
About Apple Pay for merchants in the UK

Apple Pay gives your customers an easy, secure, and private way to pay in shops and within apps using the devices that they have with them every day. 

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14:50
About Windows Migration Assistant

Learn about how to use Windows Migration Assistant to migrate your files from a Windows PC to a Mac.

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11:15
Use AssistiveTouch on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod...

If you have trouble performing some of the gestures on your device, like a pinch or multi-finger swipe, AssistiveTouch can help.

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09:45
Use Digital Touch

With Digital Touch, you can send sketches, taps, or even your heartbeat to your friend's Apple Watch. 

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08:54
Manage your Apple ID email addresses

Learn how to add, change, or delete the different types of email addresses that you can use with your Apple ID account. 
 

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Monday June 22

18:37
iOS 7: List of available trusted root certificates

The iOS Trust Store contains trusted root certificates that are preinstalled with iOS.

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13:47
Remove and reinstall iTunes and related software...

Learn how to completely uninstall iTunes and its related software components from Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8.

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08:55
OS X: About kernel panics

In rare situations, your Mac may spontaneously restart, turn off, display a message "You need to restart your computer…", or become unresponsive, indicating a kernel panic has occurred.

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08:35
Manage the Wi-Fi connection on your Mac

You can use the Wi-Fi menu on your Mac to see the status of your wireless network connection, switch between networks, or turn Wi-Fi on or off.

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06:52
Boot Camp 5.1: Frequently asked questions about...

Boot Camp 5.1 supports Windows 8.0 and Windows 8.1 on Intel-based Macs.

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Friday June 19

15:43
Apple ID: Turning off two-step verification for your...

Learn how to turn off two-step verification for your Apple ID.

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11:55
If you hear no sound or distorted sound from your...

Can't hear anything from the built-in speaker of your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch? Maybe you can hear, but the sound is distorted, muffled, intermittent. Or maybe you hear static or crackling noises. If your iOS device has any of these issues, follow these steps.

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10:52
Frequently asked questions about iBooks

Learn what you need to use iBooks, how to get books from the iBooks Store, how to organize your library, how to change your settings, and more.

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09:41
Gmail account cannot get or send email in iOS

If you can’t get or send mail with a Gmail account on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, follow these steps. 

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08:54
Change or reset a user account password on your Mac

Use these steps if you've lost or forgotten the password you use to log into your Mac, or if you know your password and want to change it.

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08:24
Remove the Link Bracelet on your Apple Watch

Use the steps below to remove your band.

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08:23
Deauthorize your computer using iTunes

Make sure that you deauthorize your Mac or PC before you sell it, give it away, send it in for service, or make major upgrades.

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07:59
How to reset Open Directory on OS X Server using the...

If your DNS isn't configured properly, you might need to use Terminal commands to remove an Open Directory master or replica.

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Thursday June 18

15:34
Use Private Browsing in Safari on your Mac
09:12
Set up and use iCloud Tabs

iCloud keeps the tabs you have open in Safari up to date on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac. 

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Wednesday June 17

17:40
How to use multiple iPhone, iPad, or iPod devices...

Do you want to use more than one iPhone, iPad, or iPod with the same computer? You can. In fact, there are a few ways you can do it.

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13:12
iMac: How to find the serial number

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

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12:10
Measure your heart rate with your Apple Watch

Use these tips to measure your heart rate using the built-in heart rate sensor on your Apple Watch.

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10:24
If your iOS device restarts or displays the Apple...

You might see this unexpected behavior on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch if you have an older version of iOS. These steps can help. 

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10:04
AppleCare Xsan Support Agreement: How to find the...

Learn how to find the registration number of an AppleCare Xsan Support Agreement.

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