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Friday July 3

13:07
AddWater app for iPhone

As I continue on my weight loss journey with Apple Watch, one thing people kept telling me is to stay hydrated. I thought I was, but when a friend recommended I try “AddWater”, I saw how much more I needed to drink. This is now part of my daily logging. It’s really simple and tracks all of your drinks, not just water.

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12:36
Square Enix Pulls, Apologizes For Mac Version of...

_xeno_ writes: Just over a week after Warner Bros. pulled the PC version of Batman: Arkham Knight due to bugs, Square Enix is now being forced to do the same thing with the Mac OS X version of Final Fantasy XIV (which was released at the same time as Batman: Arkham Knight). The rather long note explaining the decision apologizes for releasing the port before it was ready and blames OS X and OpenGL for the discrepancy between the game's performance on identical Mac hardware running Windows. It's unclear when (or even if) Square Enix will resume selling an OS X version — the note indicates that the development team is hopeful that "[w]ith the adoption of DirectX 11 for Mac, and the replacement of OpenGL with a new graphics API in Apple's next OS, the fundamental gap in current performance issues may soon be eliminated." (I'm not sure what "the adoption of DirectX 11 for Mac" refers to. OS X gaining DirectX 11 support is news to me — and, I suspect, Microsoft.) Given that the game...

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12:19
How likes & other user input work to personalize...

Apple has talked a lot about how it’s tackling curation better than the other guys by putting a big focus on hand-picked, human curated playlists for Apple Music, but how exactly does a user’s input alter the music the app serves up? The Loop’s Jim Dalrymple spoke directly with Apple to answer that question and put together a guide detailing exactly how likes and other user input work to customize some aspects of Apple Music but not others:

First, let me tell you one of my big problems, or sources of confusion, with likes on streaming services. Let’s say I’m listening to a Metal station and a great song comes on, but I consider it to be Rock. Do I like it? I enjoy the song, but I’m afraid if I like it, more...

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11:47
How Apple Music and the iCloud Music Library work...

On its website Apple describes Apple Music and iTunes Match as "independent but complementary," but in fact the services are closely connected through a third feature: iCloud Music Library.

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11:36
I got these Future Sonics yesterday

Future Sonics are the absolute best in the industry. They are the first and original Ear Monitor (and own the trademark) and I company I trust with my hearing—and to deliver quality sound. I’ll have more details later, but I’m heading out for my first walk with these.

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11:30
Moveo Calc is a nice-looking calculator for iPhone...

This week we're taking a look at Moveo Calc (free) for iPhone and Apple Watch, a calculator app with minimal looks and speedy operation. It looks really nice on the Apple Watch, and is lightweight and speedy. Here's our look at Moveo Calc.

Looks

Really it's all about the looks here. Developer Manish Dudharejia has managed to get all of the functions on a single screen, even on the Apple Watch. The result is colorful and friendly...a far cry from the utilitarian calculators I remember as a kid that were more function than form.

Use

Moveo Calc isn't a scientific calculator, so don't expect to find advanced calculations. But for quick, back-of-the-napkin math, it's fully capable and nice-looking to boot.

Apple ships a calculator app of course, but Moveo Calc is so friendly and colorful, you may choose to use it instead. As a free app, you can...

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11:30
The Week in iOS Apps: Tweetbot, Snapchat, Hangouts...

New upgrades to old favorites

This week’s roundup of iOS includes fresh upgrades for some of your favorite apps—plus a few new apps for those of you impressed by novelty.

Daily Curiosity

Daily Curiosity adds to your sum of knowledge, serving up a new factoid each day for you to learn, and offering links to source texts and videos to let you go in-depth on the topic.

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

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11:25
A new website for designers and developers

Many thanks to Designer News for sponsoring The Loop this week. A new and exciting website has recently been launched for web designers and developers.

You likely spend hours every morning browsing through hundreds of posts on your RSS feeds, hoping to stumble across relevant stories. Designer News was built to provide web designers and developers with a single location to discover the latest and most significant stories on the Web.

They search through hundreds of posts on blogs, social media, and news channels, to deliver the most essential stories of the day. The content covers quality news, fresh tools and apps, case studies, code demos, inspiration posts, videos and more.

With frequent updates throughout the day, you’ll always find something interesting and fun to read.

Click ...

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11:22
Custom iPhone 6 paint job hints at what a rose gold...

Apple is rumored to offer its next-generation iPhone in a new rose gold color option, which has led to forgeries in the Far East attempting to imagine what the color might look like on a so-called "iPhone 6s."

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11:09
Kodi 15.0.rc1 - Powerful media center tool for Mac...

Kodi (was XBMC) is an award-winning free and open-source (GPL) software media player and entertainment hub that can be installed on Linux, OS X, Windows, iOS, and Android, featuring a 10-foot user interface for use with televisions and remote controls. It allows users to play and view most videos, music, podcasts, and other digital media files from local and network storage media and the internet.

Note: To install Kodi on OS X 10.9 Mavericks or later, you need to right-click the application after it has been installed and select "Open" from the list (this need only be done once). Alternatively, you can go to System Preferences -> Security & Privacy -> General. From there, unlock the lock at the bottom of the window and "Allow apps downloaded from: Anywhere." This second method is the preferred method, as you will no longer be bothered for future XBMC...

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10:51
How to watch The Tour De France

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This Saturday, July 4, The Tour de France starts. And you should watch it.

Granted, out of all the sports, professional cycling is, by far, the most impenetrable to outsiders. There are so many questions: Why do they all ride together in a group? Why doesn’t just one guy jump ahead and leave everyone behind? If there’s only one winner, why are there teams? What’s with the different jersey colors? Aren’t all of these guys on steroids? All understandable!

But read this humble primer to cycling’s most prestigious — and most grueling — race, and we promise that you will relish waking up at 8 am to watch a bunch of men in spandex ride bikes through the French countryside.

I love this race. The spectacle, the scenery, the drama, the controversies, all add up to a month of great viewing. I wouldn’t ride a bicycle if you paid me and the sport is, like boxing and The World Cup, tarnished (almost) beyond redemption but I’ll still watch every second of it...

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10:41
An inside look at America’s weirdest Independence...

Politico:

“The hot-dog contest is a physical manifestation of the concept of freedom,” said George Shea, the mastermind behind the Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island. “The contest has come to represent the spirit of July 4th itself. That is why people go to the event. It is kind of a pilgrimage to the center of July 4th and the center of freedom.”

More than 30,000 fans of the absurd will pack the corner of Surf and Stillwell Avenues to watch the annual feeding frenzy—the Super Bowl of eating contests.

I love America but I don’t understand the fascination with competitive eating in general and certainly not with this particular event. It’s actually been broadcast on ESPN. If this is the “spirit of July 4th”, I fear for that spirit.

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10:15
The week in “iPhone 6S” rumors: Same body, faster...

September is only two months away, and that means three things: summer will turn to fall, network TV shows will return from hiatus, and we'll probably get some new iPhones.

The iPhone rumor business is a 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year grind, but as we draw nearer to the actual release of new phones, the rumors tend to get more accurate. So accurate, in fact, that actual surprises at Apple's product events tend to be few and far between. Rather than re-post everything that comes across our desk, we'll periodically round up the best-sourced and most plausible rumors as they crop up. By the time September actually rolls around, we'll know most of what there is to know long before it's announced on stage.

It’s an “S” year

This shouldn't come as a surprise, but this year's iPhone likely focuses on internal changes, retaining the basic external design of the current iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. We'll settle on calling it the "...

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10:00
Remove All Files Except jamf.log From A Directory

You can redirect a log file into a given directory. That directory, if it has other stuff in it, can get out of control. So, here, we’re going to remove all files except that file using the find command:

find * ! -name jamf.log -type f -delete

Once run, the jamf.log is the last file left in the directory.

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09:47
Thank you to our patrons

Another month begins, and that means it's time to thank our generous patrons over on Patreon. You folks keep the pirate ship afloat. Thanks to your backing, we're building the best coverage of Apple Music that we can, hand-picking games you'll love, sharing our thoughts, making videos and so much more.

You folks are the best. We'll keep working for you. Thank you...

  1. Erin Murphy
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  3. Ken Snider
  4. Alan Koenigsberg
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  6. Gregory Locke
  7. Charles Akimoto
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09:44
How-To: Record live Beats 1 radio shows on your Mac...

Apple’s Beats 1 global radio station went online this week, and its programming is already grabbing plenty of headlines. The challenge: just like conventional radio, the station doesn’t (yet) offer on-demand recordings of complete past shows. If there’s a DJ, specific artist, new show, or interview you’re really interested in hearing, you’ll need to tune in live… or, if you have a spare iOS 8.4 (or soon, iOS 9) device, you can use this handy guide to record Beats 1 shows using OS X’s free built-in app QuickTime Player. Read on for the details…

Start by turning Auto-Lock off on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch by going to the Settings app, then General > Auto-Lock > Never. Next, open the Music app on your iOS device, go to the Radio tab, and hit...

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09:24
Samsung Sued in China for Unremovable Bloatware

According to news that broke last night, a consumer protection group in China is suing Samsung Electronics and a Chinese vendor for placing too many preinstalled apps on phones, ...

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08:45
9to5Toys Last Call: iPhone car mount $13, iPad Air 2...

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

Today’s can’t miss deals:
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08:40
Ericsson Files Two Letter Rogatory Motions with the...

In February of this year, Ericsson filed nine patent infringement lawsuits against Apple. Today it's being revealed by court sources that Ericsson has filed two motions in respect to their patent infringement lawsuits against Apple Inc. Both motions are in the form of "Letter Rogatory,"...

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08:17
First full-length “Steve Jobs” trailer released

This actually looks pretty good.

On Wednesday, Universal released the first full-length trailer for the Steve Jobs biopic. The movie, directed by Danny Boyle and penned by Aaron Sorkin, delves into Job’s personal life, his product launches and his struggles regarding his relationship with daughter Lisa Brennan-Jobs.

The trailer also gives more in-depth looks at Jeff Daniels and Kate Winslet, especially, as John Sculley and Joanna Hoffman, with various through-the-years glimpses of Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs. The movie is slated to hit theaters on October 9th.

As always, let us know what you think in the comments.

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08:13
Coda 2.5.11 - One-window Web development suite. (...

Coda is a powerful Web editor that puts everything in one place. An editor. Terminal. CSS. Files. With Coda 2, we went beyond expectations. With loads of new, much-requested features, a few surprises, and a seriously refreshed UI, this update is, truly, major.

Features

  • Integrated file browser
  • Fully-featured text editor
  • CSS editor
  • Preview
  • Built-in terminal
  • Complete set of references



Version 2.5.11: Features

  • Added Panic Sync compatibility with Coda iOS
  • Added support for default value to Clips placeholders
  • Added support for zero-length Clips placeholders

Improvements

  • Deleting a newly imported Clip no longer causes a crash
  • Improved stability of importing and inserting Clips
  • Fixed an issue where Git branches might not appear in the site settings Source tab
  • Fixed an issue where syntax highlighting...

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08:12
What to play this weekend: Adventures of Pip

Here, let me show you how this is done.

Let me set the scene for you. PAX East, 2015. My 10-year-old and I visit the Tic Toc Games booth, where a playable demo of Adventures of Pip is set up. He picks up the controller and begins playing this fun, retro platformer. He's doing well, and clears the first major hurdle. He figures out the first puzzle on the first try. "No one has gotten that on the first try," the developer says. A small crowd has gathered.

He beats the next hurdle, and the next. Puzzles are solved. The princess is rescued, the demo level beaten. First try, first life.

"Well @#!", says the developer.

Today, Adventures of Pip is among the best new games in Apple's App Store and deservedly so. My child's prodigious video game skills (my wife and I are so proud) shouldn't dissuade you from guiding heroic young Pip through the crumbling...

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08:04
'iPhone 6s' Logic Board Suggests 16GB Base...

New images of the logic board from the next-generation "iPhone 6s" have been obtained by 9to5Mac, a few days after the site shared photos from an unnamed source which showed that a new, updated Qualcomm LTE chip could be in store for the iPhone this year. Today's images suggest that, on top of the Qualcomm chip's faster LTE speeds and increased energy efficiency, the iPhone 6s will include fewer chips that are collectively more efficient, updated NFC hardware for Apple Pay, and likely the same 16GB entry-level capacity seen on current iPhones.

The Toshiba flash memory chip shown in the photos has a 16GB capacity based on the "G7" in the part number, and was built using a 19nm production process. This suggests that the new line of iPhones this year will once again offer a starting storage option of 16GB, likely...

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07:46
No, Apple is not adding DRM to songs on your Mac you...

Serenity Caldwell, writing for iMore.com, addressing the FUD flying around the internet on Apple Music and DRM.

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07:40
Apple's 'iPhone 6s' again said to be...

Late-week reports from the Asian supply chain continue to suggest that Apple's next-generation iPhone has begun to roll off of assembly lines, with some indications that the forthcoming device will sport a nearly identical outward appearance with slightly tweaked internals.

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07:26
Music streams surged to 135 billion songs ahead of...

During the first half of 2015 Americans streamed some 135 billion audio tracks and music videos over the Internet, despite the absence of any major new services such as Apple Music, according to newly-published data from market research firm Nielsen.

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07:19
Rumor: Apple Watch 2 to retain similar appearance to...

The current rumor has it that the Apple Watch 2 will look pretty much the same but run for a longer period of time.

And that’s a decent thing.

Apple’s second-generation Watch is unlikely to see any external changes, a Thursday morning report from South Korea suggests, with the company instead focusing on tightening up internal components in order to fit a larger battery.

Following up on yesterday’s report that Apple is working with South Korean firms LG and Samsung to produce thinner OLED displays for its Watch revamp, the new rumor is that Apple is working on a larger battery for the wearable.

The external design...

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07:14
Bookends 12.5.7 - Reference management and...

Bookends is a full-featured bibliography/reference and information-management system for students and professionals.

Access the power of Bookends directly from Mellel, Nisus Writer Pro, or MS Word (including Word 2011): Bookends allows you to scan your existing word-processor files and automatically generate finished manuscripts with properly formatted bibliographies. You can also scan Apple Pages '08, '09, and 5, and OpenOffice 3 files, or RTF files saved from any word processor.

Bookends allows you to share your references over the Internet with anyone, on any platform. And with Bookends, you can directly search and import references from numerous sources:

  • EndNote
  • PubMed
  • Web of Science
  • JSTOR
  • Google...
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07:06
From the Editor's Desk: Beats 1 and the return...

"Everybody Wants To Rule The World" by Tears for Fears will forever remind me of riding in my then girlfriend's crappy Oldsmobile Omega, windows down, sun shining, off to have some fun.

Van Halen's "5150" brings me back to away games with my high school soccer team.

Nitzer Ebb's "Join In The Chant" recalls my first year living in Boston.

These summer anthems are inextricably linked with time, place, and feelings: speeding in the Olds, the camaraderie of teammates, a new adventure beginning.

All of it was fueled by radio.

When I was young I listened to Rock 107 in Scranton, Pa. Later I'd love WFNX in Boston, and of course VMFM at Marywood University. But...

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07:00
Statistical Models and Same Sex Marriage

As you’ve likely heard, if you live in the United States (and possibly elsewhere), same sex marriage has now been legalized. And it’s legal in Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Canada, South Africa, Norway, Sweden, Portugal, Iceland, Argentina, Denmark, France, Brazil, Uruguay, New Zealand, Britain, Luxembourg, Finland and Ireland already. The trend to legalize same sex marriage started in 2001. And it’s been gaining popularity. At some point, it’s likely that same sex marriage will be universally legal. But when?

 

Let’s ask Excel, using polynomial trendlines. To get started, let’s look at how many countries have legalized same sex marriage. The below spreadsheet lays out how many countries have legalized same sex marriage to date, and when.

To then see a trend line, we’ll add a chart element, selecting Add Chart Element and then select...

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07:00
The Tour de France's Tech Transformation


The 102nd running of the longest sporting event in the world, the Tour de France, begins Saturday. The race first took place in 1903, and it has continued every year since, except during WWI and WWII. In the 112 years since that first race, the technology utilized by the riders has changed dramatically. Today, the racers ride bikes with frames made of advanced carbon fiber. They have a total of 22 gears to help climb mountains and sprint to the finish line, and they can communicate with their team managers over race radios.

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06:52
Happy Independence Day!

On July 4, 1776, the United States declared its independence from Britain. Today MacTech and MacNews will be running on a limited schedule in honor of Independence Day, the Fourth of July. (Yes, it's actually tomorrow, but it's a "holiday" today.) We hope all our readers have a great day and that peace and freedom will flourish throughout the world.

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06:28
New iPhone 6S images show updated NFC, 16GB base...

Our look at the upcoming “iPhone 6S” continues today with a discussion of new internal components that are expected to be inside Apple’s latest smartphone. In addition to expected changes such as a Force Touch display, upgraded camera system, and new Qualcomm LTE chip for up to twice-as-fast data speeds, the next iPhone will likely include updated NFC hardware, fewer and more efficient chips, and new flash memory that may nonetheless remain at a 16GB minimum capacity.

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06:26
Review: Paste, a simple, effective and pretty...

You know how it goes: you copy a link, or a piece of text, intending to paste it – then you get distracted and copy something else before you get the chance. You then have to find and copy the first item again. A clipboard manager solves this problem by saving a history of the items you copy, letting you paste in any one of them later.

There are plenty of clipboard managers around (a quick search of the Mac App Store found 34 of them), and you might think that when you’ve seen one, you’ve seen ’em all. But where Paste stands out is in using a colorful interface with large previews, intended to make it easy to identify the item you want to paste. I’ve been trying it out for the past few days … 

Once installed, Paste automatically adds anything you...

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06:10
Never released prototype of Sony-built Nintendo...

Bizarre to see the Sony and Nintendo branding together like this.

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06:03
Play pong via Bing

Go to Bing, search for the term Pong. Click to start.

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05:54
Things I have done with my Apple Watch

This list is worth passing along to anyone who asks you, “What can you do with an Apple Watch?”

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05:46
Every song played on Beats 1

This Twitter account posts the artist and song title of every song played on Beats 1. Fantastic!

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05:44
Apple applies for patent for person-to-person...

When I suggested that Apple could in the future move beyond Apple Pay to become a bank, a couple of you observed that person-to-person payments might make a logical next step in that direction. It appears Apple may agree: Patently Apple notes that the company today applied for a patent for a method of transferring money from one iPhone to another.

Using electronic devices (such as cellular telephones) that communicate wirelessly, two individuals can make person-to-person payments. In particular, an individual using an electronic device may identify another...

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05:37
Great collection of Apple Music tips and links

Jonny Evans, writing for Computerworld, pulled together some Apple Music related tips and links from around the web.

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05:25
Turn off automatic renewal of your Apple Music...

To entice users to check out Apple Music, Apple is providing three free months of the paid service at launch. These paid features include access to the Apple Music streaming service, unlmited track skipping in Music Radio and full access to Music Connect social network. Similar to most trials, Apple automatically will charge you for your first month of paid service when that trial period ends.

If you want to enjoy the trial without being hit by a surprise credit card charge in three months, you should take a few minutes now and turn off the auto-renew option before you forget.

  • Launch the Music app on your iPhone or iPad
  • Tap the profile icon in the upper left corner
  • Select "View Apple ID" and login to your iTunes account
  • Tap "Manage" under the Subscription header
  • Tap the "Automatic Renewal" toggle to turn off automatic payments
  • Confirm the change

Now you can sit...

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05:00
Apple Music impressions: Tunes for (a more generic...

 

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When Apple showed up to the portable music device industry in 2001, the computer maker didn't have the advantage of being earliest to market. It had to win out by way of simplicity and usability, which its innovative, touch-sensitive click-wheel accomplished heartily.

Apple has since tried to replicate that click-wheel simplicity—albeit through entirely new interfaces and control methods—with varying levels of success, from amazing (iPhone) to lukewarm (Apple Watch). This week saw a relatively smaller launch of the new Apple Music app, and while it doesn't quite compare to a hardware rollout, it's...

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05:00
AppleInsider podcast discusses Apple Music & the...

This week's all-new AppleInsider podcast features Neil Hughes and Shane Cole as we discuss the Apple Music launch, Beats 1 going live, and leaked new iPod colors. Shane and Neil have a word to say on cloud services and the small storage of the entry-level iPhone, and we briefly reminisce about our first iPhones from 8 years ago.

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04:55
Copycat Samsung has Filed for the "S6 Edge +...

Patently Apple was first to report that Samsung was going to change tactics against the iPhone 6 by moving or at least adding a Galaxy S6 Edge phone with a 5.7"display. While the 5.7" display has been reserved for their Galaxy Note, it would now appear...

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03:53
Music downloads down 10%, streaming up 100%, prior...

The rationale behind Apple’s move into streaming music can be neatly summarised in two stats from the latest Nielsen data on music sales: music downloads fell by 10% in the first half of the year to 531M sales, while streaming almost doubled to 135B. The streaming figure includes iTunes Radio but not, of course, Apple Music.

While I and others may have a number of ...

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03:29
Production of Apple's Next-Gen iPhones set to...

According to a new supply chain report today, makers in the iPhone supply chain have started delivering parts and components to the two iPhone OEMs ...

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03:20
Apple needs a television advocate

We’ve barely delved into Apple’s latest grand experiment with online media, but I’m already looking forward to the next one. I’ve spoken of my hopes for Apple’s rumored television service in the past, but after a few days with Apple Music, I’ve been even more curious about how the company plans to tackle the TV industry.

I appreciate the audacity and ambition of what Apple’s trying to do with music. I’m second to none in my admiration that the company rolled out a massive streaming service and worldwide radio station to 100 countries with relatively few hiccups. That’s a testament to its clout and its ability to change the world—when it cares enough.

...

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03:00
The 10 Mac games you need to play from June 2015

June's Mac games

Summer might be an ideal time to get out and catch some rays, but that doesn’t mean that you should abandon quality time playing games on your Mac. And if you have a MacBook, well—just bring it outside and play there. Problem solved!

Luckily, June brought another strong selection of new and interesting games spanning a wide array of genres and price points. We’ve got several small, exciting indie games in the mix—including the gripping Her Story and addictive You Must Build a Boat—along with larger-scale experiences like LEGO Jurassic World and Massive Chalice. Give these ten games a look, and if nothing catches your eye, don’t miss May’s top Mac game picks as well.

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This is how we see it. So for me it's a sort of a testimony that we're probably doing a reasonably good job in telling the market our story so that the sell side can actually price us appropriately.. Still...

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Thursday July 2

23:21
Joseph S. Blatter was elected FIFA President

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19:54
The man in charge of Apple’s Secret Design Studio...

Jony Ive’s well-documented aide Harper Alexander, who managed Apple’s secretive design studio, appears to have left his role at Apple. In his own words, Alexander was previously in charge of Ive’s design studio, calendar, security, meetings, expenses, and personal projects, since 2009.

Referenced in multiple recent profiles as Ive’s top assistant, Harper updated his LinkedIn on July 1st, Ive’s first day in his new “Chief Design Officer,” to indicate that he no longer runs Ive’s design studio or serves as executive assistant to Apple’s CDO. On July 1st, this is what became of Harper’s biography:

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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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19:00
FBI Hunts SF Bay Area Fiber-Optic Cable Cutters


The United States Federal Bureau of Investigation for the past year has been on the hunt for people slashing fiber-optic cables throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
The FBI called for the public's assistance in June, after 10 attacks had taken place. The 11th occurred on Tuesday, when someone severed cables used by Wave Broadband.
Tuesday's attack knocked out service to customers in Alameda County, Sacramento and the San Francisco area, said FBI special agent Greg Wuthrich.

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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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18:53
Upgrading from Xsan 1.4.2 to Xsan 2.x (Apple KB)

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

Read more: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT200102

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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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16:04
Can New Chicago Taxes On Netflix, Apple, Spotify...

Mr D from 63 writes: Today, a new "cloud tax" takes effect in the city of Chicago, targeting online databases and streaming entertainment services. Residents who stream movies and music from companies like Netflix and Spotify will now need to pay an additional 9% tax. This also applies to Chicago businesses that pay to use databases online. Chicago expects to collect $12 million a year as a result of the new tax ruling. From the 24/7 Wall St. story: "Also worth noting is that the city’s tax ruling in both cases avoids the issue of whether there is a close-enough connection (nexus, in legalese) to require providers like Netflix or others to collect either tax. International law firm ReedSmith weighs in on this point as well: '[O]nce the Department begins to audit and assess customers located within the city, many of those customers are likely to demand that providers collect the tax going forward. As a result, many providers will likely feel the need to register to collect the taxes...

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15:53
Apple's European "OS X El Capitan"...

Today the European Patent & Trademark Office published Apple's latest trademark filing for "OS X El Capitan." There's an interesting twist to this filing that could be significant if Apple ever decided to act on it. It's an element ...

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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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14:56
New video showcases Apple's participation in...

Apple on Thursday posted a video depicting its participation in the 2015 edition of the San Francisco Pride Parade, which celebrates support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered people.

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14:20
New Enterprise Computing Study Shows Tablets and...

The latest IDC study published today on tablets being adopted by European enterprises in the U.K, France and Germany show that the tablet as a category is falling into two distinct camps. The market is bifurcated and will continue to be so going forward between standalone tablets and the newer tablet-notebook hybrid.

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14:07
(Newcomer) - Readding Restored Mac Mini to Xsan

Forums: TroubleshootingTags: MacMiniReadding Client

Hello I'm new to Xsan environments and I have to admistrate a rather big SAN now. I already read some information about it and I think I understand some simple managing tasks of it.

This week I had to "restore" a mac mini (we had a hot standby running wich was already added to our Xsan). I installed the needed server applications and changed the IP and Hostname (to the old MacMini) so that its accessible as soon as possible. Apparently I noticed that in Xsan Admin the old MacMini dissapeared and the HotStandby (new Fallback Server) stayed online with an Access denied error (But still has full access to our...

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13:58
Apple's iPhone gains 2% marketshare in US as...

The latest statistics from market research firm comScore reveal Apple widened its lead over competitors in the U.S. smartphone market over the three-month period ending in May, but more importantly gained another 2 percent in the platform race as Android faltered.

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13:30
The Week in iPhone Cases: Optrix's Body Glove...

...plus more photography cases, a case for outdoor use, and more!

This week’s roundup of new iPhone cases includes a carabiner case from Beeline, classic styles from Case-Mate, Incipio, and Incase, and much more.

Beeline

Built for the outdoors, the Beeline Case (iPhone 6 and 6 Plus; $60) includes a sturdy carabiner secured to a retractable Kevlar cord that secures your iPhone 6 to your backpack or jacket.

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

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13:01
'Likes' & personal libraries drive...

Apple treats "likes" in Apple Music in a very narrow manner -- mostly as a way of tailoring the "For You" recommendations in the service, along with the help of things like personal library data, a report revealed on Thursday.

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12:51
Apple Reportedly Considering Samsung's new...

While it was known that LG was originally the exclusive Apple Watch display supplier and likely to have extended that contract, a new Korean report says that Apple is now talking to Samsung ...

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12:05
How Apple Music's Liking System Works to...

Apple Music's main draw is its focus on curation and its ability to learn about your music preferences to provide recommendations that suit your tastes. Apple's new Music app focuses heavily on content discovery, with an entire "For You" section dedicated to recommendations.

According to Apple, its music experts "handpick songs, artists, and albums based on what you listen to and like," and this content is what populates the "For You" section. Apple's explained that "For You" recommendations get better over time based on "whether you love a song or not," but the company hasn't explicitly spelled out how to best use likes and listens to better tailor Apple Music to your tastes.

To clear up confusion on how recommendations work, The Loop's Jim Dalrymple has spoken directly with Apple to get some insight on how the "Like" feature in Apple Music works to affect...

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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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11:59
Apple Recently Met with Major Card Companies in...

A new Asian report published today claims that Apple is preparing Apple Pay for use in the Korean market in the first half of 2016. Apple recently had a private meeting ...

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11:49
Maya 2016 - Professional 3D modeling and animation...

Maya is an award-winning software and powerful, integrated 3D modeling, animation, visual effects, and rendering solution. Because Maya is based on an open architecture, all your work can be scripted or programmed using a well-documented and comprehensive API (application programming interface), or one of two embedded scripting languages, the Maya Embedded Language (MEL) or Python. This level of openness, combined with an industry-leading suite of 3D visual effects, computer graphics, and character animation tools, enables you to realize your creative vision for your film, television, game development, and design projects.

Version 2016 (Service Pack 1):

Note: Now requires OS X 10.9.5 or later.
Note: This service pack is a full product install. Uninstall your existing Maya 2016 software before installing this service pack.

What's New

  • Hardware selection features
  • New selection...

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11:27
70% of drivers engage in smartphone activities while...

AT&T:

When you see the driver next to you looking at their phone, it’s no longer safe to assume they’re texting. New research1 from AT&T* shows nearly 4-in-10 smartphone users tap into social media while driving. Almost 3-in-10 surf the net. And surprisingly, 1-in-10 video chat.

7-in-10 people engage in smartphone activities while driving. Texting and emailing are still the most prevalent. But other smartphone activity use behind the wheel is now common. Among social platforms, Facebook tops the list, with more than a quarter of those polled using the app while driving.

As a motorcyclist, this survey is not only disturbing but, sadly, not surprising. There’s not a day goes by I don’t see someone more focused on their phone than on their driving. There’s also generally not a day that goes by where I don’t have to take some kind of evasive action to avoid an accident with a distracted driver. Please, as AT&T is campaigning, “It Can Wait”.

...

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11:15
Between Kickstarter’s frauds and phenoms live long-...

Ars Technica:

By this point, fairy-tales about successful funding and horror stories of projects that end in abject failure or corruption have led most of us to recognize the volatility of any Kickstarter project. But lost between these two extremes is a long, sometimes confusing road that is invisible, and sometimes even inaccessible, to the mildly interested passersby. In today’s Kickstarter Web storefronts, projects appear so singular to their backers that any unplanned activity can seem more erratic and suspicious than it actually is. In most cases, though, delays are normal.

This underreported grey area between funded and shipped (or sailed) isn’t necessarily something to loathe. Rather, it highlights many of the reasons crowdfunding is worth protecting—even if some of the practice’s worst contradictory forces are at play.

I’ve backed several Kickstarter projects over the last few years and have been universally disappointed for various reasons, not the...

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11:01
View lyrics in Apple Music with Musixmatch

Good find by Federico Viticci.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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10:39
The Northern Spy: more on the new language Modula-2...

By Rick Sutcliffe

Over the last two months the Spy introduced the motivation for he and Telecom engineer Benjamin Kowarsch developing a new language, or more precisely, a fully modern dialect of an existing notation--to address serious software engineering issues of safety, security, reliability, and extensibility--then offered something a little more than a "Hello World" as an initial example. In this piece, he briefly describes the baked-in building blocks of Modula-2 R10, that is the reserved symbols, words and reserved identifiers.

read more

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10:29
A Tour of Apple Music

Josh Centers takes an all-access tour of the sprawling Apple Music, offering tips and observations along the way.

 

Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help support our work and become a TidBITS member! Members also enjoy an ad-free version of our Web site, email delivery of individual articles, the ability to make long comments with live links, and discounts on Take Control orders and other Apple-related products.

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10:25
The Apple Music highlight so far is the shared...

Quartz:

It is broadcast 24 hours a day, with real people picking songs, introducing them, and conducting interviews. Everyone around the globe hears the same thing at the same time—a rarity for internet-based media, which is rarely experienced in sync. As a result, everyone can also discuss in real-time.

It’s early, but tuning into Beats 1 on launch day and following along with other listeners on Twitter made it a fun, memorable, shared experience.

It’s hard to argue with the sentiment. Sure, some (many) don’t like the mix – “there’s too much ____ (insert music genre you dislike the most here)” but I’ve been listening to nothing but Beats 1 since the launch. The shared music aspect of it is really appealing to me. For the most part, I like the DJs. I especially like Julie Adenuga and her drum and bass mix. Sure, there are glitches and odd bits (the naughty language edits are particularly annoying) but, after only three days, it’s a remarkable achievement that...

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10:25
Apple’s Swift programming language gaining in...

A new programming language survey shows Apple’s Swift programming language breaking into the top 20 for the first time, while the future of Microsoft’s Visual Basic (VB) in the top rankings is now "unclear," reports The Register (http://tinyurl.com/nt76be7).

The Redmonk consultancy published a six-monthly analysis (http://tinyurl.com/o59g56w) based on Github usage and Stack Overflow discussions. JavaScript tops the list margin, followed by Java, PHP, Python, C#, C++ and Ruby (the last three are ranked fifth). Apple’s Swifthas risen from 22 to 18, making the top 20 for the first time.

read more

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10:24
∞ How to properly use “Likes” in Apple Music

I use the “Like” system in my music services all the time because I want it to learn from my listening habits and be more personalized for my tastes. However, it seems that every service uses this system in different ways, so I talked to Apple about how you should use likes with Apple Music. [...]

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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.

| Read more »
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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08:45
Rumor: Apple to improve brightness on Apple Watch 2...

It’s hard to say if a pink next-gen iPhone is your dream phone.

I mean, that’s really up to you.

But it’s among the latest set of rumors that just came from the supply side, so that’s saying something.

Two new reports have it that Apple has decided to source flexible OLED screens for the Apple Watch 2 from both Samsung and LG, prioritizing improved outdoor visibility rather than changing the screen size, shape, or resolution. The company seems worried about boosting the outdoor apparent brightness compared of its sapphire-faced Apple Watch units, especially when compared with the glass-faced Apple Watch Sport....

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08:24
RapidWeaver 6.2.3 - Create template-based websites...

RapidWeaver is a next-generation Web design application to help you easily create professional-looking Web sites in minutes. No knowledge of complex code is required, RapidWeaver will take care of all that for you. RapidWeaver produces valid XHTML & CSS based websites.

One of the perks about using RapidWeaver is that it has a strong custom theme community. You can download themes and edit them from within RapidWeaver and the result is a pretty slick looking website that takes very little effort.

RapidWeaver also has a lot of custom plug-ins. Some of them make it easier to edit images directly in RapidWeaver. Others make creating a site map a matter of a few clicks. The supportive community that surrounds RapidWeaver is really what makes this great app superior to other WYSIWYG website creation tools. Be sure to check out YourHead.com for some little tools to help spice up your website in RapidWeaver.



Version 6.2.3:

  • ...

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08:17
Some users report music library mangling after...

This is why they invented bug fixes.

Following the release of iTunes 12.2, a number of users have expressed concerns that the update has somewhat mangled their iTunes music libraries after enabling iCloud Music Library.

As reported by several outlets, users end up with a library full for scrambled titles, albums, and artists.

A thread in the Apple Support Community forums has several users who have experienced the same problem. Some have been able to restore their libraries by going to the iTunes folder (~/Music/iTunes), and using a recent .itl file in the Previous iTunes Libraries folder to replace the “corrupted” iTunes Library.itl file in the...

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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.

| Read more »
02:55
The UK admits to spying on Amnesty International

In June, the Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT) ruled that the UK government had illegally spied on two international civil rights groups: the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) and the Legal Resources Centre in South Africa. But there w...

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01:25
Sprint turns to a British retailer to reverse its US...

It's been almost a year since UK retailers Dixons and Carphone Warehouse tied the knot. Life as a combined entity, known as Dixons Carphone, is off to a good start: profits are up and the company made efforts to expand its presence, including the lau...

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00:37
Google's chatbot learned it all from movies

Chatbots are pretty common these days -- a simple search can surface numerous variants you can talk to on a lonely Friday night. The one Google is developing, however, isn't your run-of-the-mill chatbot: it wasn't programmed to respond to questions a...

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Wednesday July 1

23:02
​Fukushima nuclear reactor will get mapped with...

Scientists from Los Alamos National Lab have discovered how to look through and map just about anything with a new process: the science-fictionally sounding muon tomography. Even in places like the highly radioactive Fukushima reactor, the method doe...

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22:13
This website only lets one person in at a time

As I write this, I'm waiting in line. Not at the grocery store or camping out for a superfluous wearable, but to get into a website. That only one person can visit at a time. For a total 60 seconds. It's madness. There are 3,662 people ahead of me an...

| Read more »
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.

| Read more »
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.

| Read more »
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.

| Read more »
12:10
If your Mac won't turn on

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

| Read more »
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.

| Read more »
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.

| Read more »
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.  

| Read more »
17:11
About the security content of iTunes 12.2

This document describes the security content of iTunes 12.2.

| Read more »
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.

| Read more »
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. 

| Read more »
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.

| Read more »
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.

| Read more »
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.

| Read more »
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.

| Read more »
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).

| Read more »
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.

| Read more »
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.

| Read more »
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.

| Read more »
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.

| Read more »
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. 

| Read more »
07:42
What to expect when you import edited photos from...

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

| Read more »
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.

| Read more »
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.

| Read more »
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.

| Read more »
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. 

| Read more »
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.

| Read more »
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.

| Read more »
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.

| Read more »
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.

| Read more »
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.

| Read more »
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.

| Read more »
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.

| Read more »
08:55
System requirements for iCloud

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

| Read more »
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.

| Read more »

Tuesday June 23

21:37
Consumer Device Cardholder Verification Method

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

| Read more »
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. 

| Read more »
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. 

| Read more »
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.

| Read more »
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.

| Read more »
09:45
Use Digital Touch

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

| Read more »
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. 
 

| Read more »

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.

| Read more »
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.

| Read more »
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.

| Read more »
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.

| Read more »
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.

| Read more »

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.

| Read more »
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.

| Read more »
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.

| Read more »
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. 

| Read more »
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.

| Read more »
08:24
Remove the Link Bracelet on your Apple Watch

Use the steps below to remove your band.

| Read more »
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.

| Read more »
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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09:40
Apple Technical Learning Administration System FAQ

 The following are frequently asked questons concerning the Apple Technical Learning Administration System FAQ

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09:39
AppleCare Technician Training: How to find the...

Learn how to find the registration number for AppleCare Technician Training.

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09:38
Europe: Service Certification Training and Testing...

Apple authorizes some companies to train Apple Authorized Service Providers, Apple Authorized Resellers, and customers to repair Apple products.

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09:37
Apple Certifications: Getting Certified--CA/LA/US

This article describes the service certification offered by AppleCare and explains how to register to take service certification exams.

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04:48
iMovie: Using Flip Mino and Flip Ultra camcorders

Video clips from Flip Ultra and Flip Mino camcorders cannot be imported or played back properly in iMovie unless the latest version of the 3ivx QuickTime component is installed.

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Tuesday June 16

16:44
Sign in with a different Apple ID on your iPhone,...

Use these steps to change the Apple ID you use with services like Game Center, FaceTime, iCloud, Messages, iTunes, iBooks, or the App Store.

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16:14
Use Guided Access with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

Guided Access helps you to stay focused on a task while using your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Guided Access limits your device to a single app and lets you control which app features are available.

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16:02
Upgrade your iCloud storage on your Mac
15:59
Set up Home Sharing on your Mac
15:56
What is the Dock?
15:52
Open System Preferences on your Mac
15:45
Keep your Mac up to date
15:41
If your startup disk is full
15:38
Take pictures of the screen on your Mac
09:45
Back up your iTunes library by copying it to an...

You can back up your iTunes library by consolidating your library into one folder, and then copying that folder to an external drive.

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07:56
Mac Basics: Safari 6 in OS X Mountain Lion

Learn about using Safari 6 in Mountain Lion, as well as ways to personalize your browsing experience.

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07:02
iTunes: Troubleshooting AirPlay and AirPlay Mirroring

AirPlay icon doesn't appear in iTunes. AirPlay-enabled devices don’t appear in the AirPlay selector window. There are performance issues while using AirPlay or AirPlay Mirroring.

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06:42
Mac notebooks: Using and maintaining your Apple...

Use the information in this article to allow optimal usage and to reduce wear of the Apple MagSafe Adapter included with your Mac notebook computer.

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04:15
About iTunes library files

The iTunes library is a database that iTunes uses to organize your music. Two iTunes library files are created and maintained by iTunes for different purposes. You'll find both of these files in the iTunes folder.

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04:12
Share files between two computers with target disk...

Learn about target disk mode and how to use it to share files between two Mac computers.

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04:06
Block calls and block or filter messages on your...

If you don't want to get phone calls, FaceTime calls, or messages from a certain person, you can add them to your blocked list. You can also filter out iMessages from people who aren't saved in your contacts.

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Monday June 15

15:31
Add music to iTunes

Learn how to add music from your computer or from an audio CD and how to purchase music from the iTunes store.

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13:26
How to move your iTunes library to a new computer

When you get a new computer, you can move your iTunes library so that you can play your media on and sync with your new computer.

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12:49
Use Switch Control to interact with your Mac

Switch Control is an assistive technology that helps you enter text, choose menus, move your pointer, and more – all by simply clicking a switch. You can use a keyboard key, mouse or trackpad button, joystick, or an adaptive device as one or more switches.

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12:16
Where to buy AppleCare+ for your iPad, iPhone, iPod...

AppleCare+ offers direct access to our Apple experts when you need device support and adds up to two incidents of accidental damage coverage.

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10:09
QuickTime Sample files

This document includes links to sample movie files in several different formats.

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09:25
Change your Apple ID password

Follow these steps to change your Apple ID password. 

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09:18
Find the serial number on your iMac

You can find your serial number for your Intel-based iMac (Mid 2007 and later) in OS X, on the base of the computer, the product packaging, or on your original receipt or invoice.

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08:28
Get help using iCloud storage

Get help upgrading or downgrading your iCloud storage.

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07:25
About iTunes Store pre-orders

You can pre-order music and movies from the iTunes Store prior to the public release date.

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Saturday June 13

15:03
Mac OS X 10.4: Included printer drivers and...

Mac OS X 10.4 installs printer drivers and PostScript Printer Description files (PPDs) for many printers. Some printer files included with Mac OS X 10.4 might not be included with previous Mac OS X versions, and vice-versa. This article contains a list of all printer drivers and PPD files included with Mac OS X 10.4. Please note that some of these drivers were created by open-source projects (refer to the "Install Package" column in the list to find the driver source).
Tip: To ensure that you have the latest drivers for your printer, always check your printer manufacturer's website.

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