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AWT News Update: November 24, 2015

With Turkey Day approaching, it's been a slow news week. We've been able to pick up a few fun stories for you, though:

  • Apple TV App Store gets more categories, making discovery of apps easier
  • Vine comes to the Apple Watch
  • Developer and hacker Hamza Sood figures out a way to add 3D Touch to the iPad Pro
  • 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage will come with Apple CarPlay

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Hi, I’m Steve Sande from Apple World Today, and this is the AWT News Update for November 24, 2015.

We’re starting to post some Black Friday deals on Apple...

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Notable apps and app updates for November 24, 2015

On a regular basis, Apple World Today posts a list of notable new apps or app updates that have been released. They may not necessarily be new, but they're popular and deserve mention. Here are today's picks for iOS, tvOS, and Mac OS X:

iOS Apps/Updates

mix1009 has announced Photo Cleaner 1.0. It’s a $2.99 app that deletes the video portion of Live Photos to reclaim space on iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus devices. While the new Live Photos feature of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus is fun to use, Live Photos can take up twice the storage space of regular photos. Photo Cleaner deletes the video portion of the new photo format, leaving only the still photo, reclaiming storage space.

Molfar Studios has released...

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Tip of the Day: Reducing loud sounds on the new...

Another small new feature added by Apple in the new fourth-generation Apple TV is the ability to adjust the dynamic range of your audio input. This is particularly useful for watching TV later at night, or anytime you prefer to use lower volume levels so as not to disturb others — it enhances detail such as spoken dialogue, while softening music and other loud background noise.


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Opinion: Is the iPad Pro really ready for 4K video...

Even though the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus support 4K video recording, the 4K format is still gathering steam. ...

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Estimates show iPad Pro will sell more in first...

Apple bloggers aren't the only people fixated on the success or failure of the iPad Pro; investment analysts also keep a sharp eye on supplier reports to estimate how many of the device will be sold. Last week, KGI estimated that Apple would sell about 2.5 million iPad Pros this quarter, and this week, RBC Capital Markets predicts the number will be closer to 1.7 million devices by year-end

Ben Lovejoy at 9to5Mac figures that the 1 million per month sales rate of the iPad Pro means that about 3 million of the plus-sized iPads will be sold in the first three months of sales, exceeding "total sales of the Microsoft Surface tablet range." 

RBC also says that Apple will make about US$200 profit on each iPad Pro, which means that the Pro should generate total profits for the 1st...

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PSA: Don't use P2P money transfer services like...

While smartphone-based person-to-person payment services are convenient, they aren't necessarily a secure or guaranteed way to receive money. If you're doing business with an unknown person, such as selling an item on Craigslist, you should just stick to cash. Here's why.

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Hewlett-Packard’s Z27s is a 27-inch 4K Display for...

The Hewlett-Packard Z27s is a 27-inch, 4K Ultra High Definition display suitable for use with any modern PC or Macintosh. The IPS, anti-reflection display is flat, bright and the multiple mechanical adjustments as well as multiple inputs are superb. John Martellaro connected one to his Mac Pro and spent several months with this display. Here is his review in detail.

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More Black Friday goodness from Gazelle, PowerMax,...

Black Friday. It's enough to make you go crazy, pull out your wallet (or just use Apple Pay), and spend the nest egg. At least you can stretch the nest egg a little bit further thanks to these deals from a number of companies. Let's get started.


You probably know as one of the best places to sell a used iPhone, iPad or Mac. But did you ever consider the fact that you can buy top-quality devices from them that are not only in great condition, but also contract-free and subjected to a stringent 30-point certification before they're put on the market? Well, you can! Gazelle is offering everyone 10% off on everything in the store between now and Monday, November 30. Just use that link in the first...

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Review: Apple Pencil is the best iPad writing tool...

Aside from its larger 12.9-inch display and faster A9X processor, the iPad Pro stands out from all other iPads to date thanks primarily to a new accessory: the Apple Pencil. For now, the Apple Pencil can only be used with the iPad Pro, and offers quantifiable differences in both good and bad ways compared with third-party styluses that have previously been sold for iPads.

While Pencil is not required to use the iPad Pro, it’s especially interesting because it’s Apple’s first official solution for handwriting, drawing, and precision input on iPads beyond finger touches and gestures. By contrast, Apple’s Smart Keyboard for iPad Pro is the company’s second or third typing solution for iPads; the company offered an official solution for physical keyboard input on iPads way back when the original iPad launched in 2010 with the...

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Apple TV expands App Store categories beyond games...

Apple TV users should notice several new App Store categories when browsing for new content on tvOS. After initially launching without a dedicated categories section live in late October, Apple pushed the new section to new Apple TVs without a software update earlier this month. The latest expansion brings the total number of tvOS app categories to seven, up from five initially, which should further improve new app discovery.Apple first added two categories in early November: Games and Entertainment. The additional categories (via iDownloadBlog) gained since include Education, Health & Fitness, Lifestyle, News, and...

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TMO Daily Observations 2015-11-24: The Big Mac Pro...

Apple introduced the tube-shaped Mac Pro over two years ago, but never followed up with any updates or improvements. Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to look at the state of the Mac Pro, what alternatives are available to pro-level users, and whether or not John Kheit got it right when he called the new Mac Pro a failure.

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iFixit takes apart the Apple Smart Keyboard

Whenever Apple releases a new product, you can always count on the folks at iFixit to get one and tear it down. The latest teardown focuses on the new Apple Smart Keyboard for iPad Pro.

iFixit found that the Smart Keyboard is water- and stain-resistant mostly because of the “high tech fabric.” It completely covers the keyboard, leaving no gaps or spaces. This means that in order to get underneath the fabric, cuts and tears need to be made, making a teardown irreversible.


Once the fabric is removed, you can see that Apple uses the key switches similar to those found in the...

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T-Mobile gives existing customers 3 months of...

If you’re tired of all the sweet incentives wireless carriers offer to new subscribers, T-Mobile’s new deal may come as a relief. The carrier says it will offer three months of unlimited LTE data to all postpaid customers who’ve signed up by November 23.

The one big catch is that users must not disable Binge On, T-Mobile’s new unlimited streaming video offering. With Binge On, certain streaming apps such Netflix and Hulu limit video quality to 480p, but don’t count against users’ data allotments. Subscribers can disable Binge On at any time, but then they’ll lose the unlimited LTE giveaway for everything else.


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Dell Fails Security 101 with eDellRoot Certificate...

Dell learned the hard way that creating your own security certificates can have unintended consequences, like opening major security holes on user's PCs. That's exactly what happened when Dell started including its own root certificate on new computers and opened the door for attackers to create their own valid certificates for webpages.

The Mac Observer Spin: Dude, you bought a Dell open phishing box.

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Shifting ad-blocking from Apple to the carrier

This would potentially be a major shift in leverage in controlling mobile ads, shifting power from Apple to the carrier.

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iFixit posts teardown of Smart Keyboard, finds...

The extremely cool cats at iFixit tore into Apple’s new Smart Keyboard recently and found some interesting stuff inside.

The teardown, which was published today, reports that Apple used a conductive fabric as well as a key design borrowed from the 12-inch Retina MacBook.

The device uses multiple layers of fabric and plastic to keep it water and stain-resistant, repair firm iFixit noted. This includes microfiber, plastic, and what iFixit calls a nylon layer — in marketing, Apple refers to it simply as polyurethane.

The firm found that the keys themselves use the same switches found in the 12-inch MacBook as well as a stiffening...

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Rumor: Apple looking to bring Apple Pay to Chinese...

It looks like Apple Pay could be in China as early as next year.

Back in September, Apple created a company in the Shanghai free-trade zone, hinting at its plans to launch Apple Pay in the country. It’s since been reported that Apple plans to launch Apple Pay in China by February. Apple has reportedly secured agreements with the four largest banks in China to support the platform.

China, which stands as a larger market than Europe for Apple, is forecasted to overtake the United States as a potential market. The Chinese mobile payment market is currently dominated by Alipay, the service created by Alibaba. Apple hopes to launch Apple Pay by China’s Spring Festival Holiday on...

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News: Apple aims to launch Apple Pay in China by...

Apple is planning to launch Apple Pay in China by early February, The Wall Street Journal reports. After grueling negotiations, the company has struck deals with China’s four major state-run banks, people familiar with the discussions said. While Apple may still face serious regulatory hurdles, the company is hoping to launch its digital payment service before China’s Spring Festival on Feb. 8. Apple officially began the process of bringing…

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[Sponsor] iBedside and Prop ’n Go

iBedside is an elegant bedside caddy for storing and charging iPad and iPhone. A magnetic shelf flips down with a flick, and 3 full-size pockets hold gadgets or books. Well-designed cable management keeps everything tidy.

Prop ’n Go is a comfortable stand for iPad and MacBook with 14 easily adjustable angles. Wrapped in memory foam, it’s perfect for keeping gadgets at just the right angle while lounging on the couch or laying in bed.

iBedside and Prop ’n Go also ship for free via Amazon US,...

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Volvo wants to use holograms to sell cars

Volvo is teaming up with Microsoft to use its HoloLens technology to show cars to prospective customers. HoloLens using augmented reality to add digital images to the real world.

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News: Daily Deal: HyperDrive MacBook Storage Expander

Looking for an easy way to add a bit of extra storage to your MacBook? Today in iLounge Deals you can pick up the HyperDrive MacBook Storage Expander for only $19.95. This handy little microSD adapter provides a really simple way to expand your MacBook storage using just a microSD memory card. It sits completely flush with your SD memory card slot and even includes an aluminum cap that matches your MacBook finish, so it will sit virtually invisibly…

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Call-A.P.P.L.E Magazine 1978 compendium announced

Apple Pugetsound Program Library Exchange has published the Call-A.P.P.L.E. Magazine 1978 Compendium, a collection of Call-A.P.P.L.E. magazine issues originally published in 1978 by Val Golding and the members of A.P.P.L.E.  

The 1978 Compendium is an enhanced version of the issues that offers readers a window into the past of Apple computing.  All 10 issues from the first year of Call-A.P.P.L.E. magazine are included. It packs over 100 pages of material, enhanced and restored in grayscale, complete with the advertisements and program listings from those issues.

With articles and programs by a number of Apple computing legends, there are items such as the introduction of DOS 3.1, the Disk II, and a brief history of Apple as given by Michael Scott, former CEO of Apple at a meeting of A.P.P.L.E. members. Introduced by Bill Martens of A.P.P.L.E., with a forward by the founder Val Golding, the ...

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iOS 9: Control Siri’s Sounds

There's a way under iOS that you can actually mute Siri using the switch on the side of your device, so if you're easily embarrassed by Apple's voice assistant shouting at you in public, we've got you covered. Now all you'll have to do is remember to mute the darned thing when necessary! We may not be able to help you with that.

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Is This VR's Mainstream Moment?

Samsung last week began fulfilling orders for its Oculus-power Gear VR headset, giving U.S. consumers their first taste of Oculus VR's brand of virtual reality. International preorders have opened and have been expanding. It won't be until early next year that Oculus VR begins shipping its full-featured Oculus Rift headset, but as a Gear VR collaborator, it has been touting Samsung's mobile-driven headset. Like Google's Project Cardboard, the $99 Gear VR relies on the processing power of a smartphone.

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New York promotes mobile app to report suspicious...

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo yesterday announced that the state is supporting a mobile app allowing people to report suspicious activity, reports the NY Daily News. The See Send app, available on both iOS and Android, allows users to send either a text note or a photo.

The app […] will allow people to send a photo or written note to the state police Intelligence Center, where its credibility can be examined and referred to the proper law enforcement agency if necessary. [It] should be used to report suspicious behavior or specific situations like an unattended backpack in a public place, not simply hunches.

The app is already supported by Pennsylvania, Ohio, Louisiana, Colorado and Virginia.

State Police Superintendent...

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Xiaomi's latest phone is cheap, metal and has a...

Just three months after launching the Redmi Note 2, Xiaomi is back with its successor. The Redmi Note 3 is, unsurprisingly, another mid-range handset with decent specs and a staggeringly low base price: $141, or more importantly RMB 899, given that i...

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Monday November 23

Apple Pay to reportedly launch in China by February

Rumors of Apple's entry into the Chinese mobile payments market gained momentum on Monday, as sources reportedly told Dow Jones and other outlets current plans hold for an Apple Pay launch by February 2016.

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How to fly free forever: Buy a $170 million painting...

Christian Science Monitor:

Chinese billionaire Liu Yiqian, who doesn’t exactly struggle to afford a plane ticket, can now likely fly free, in first class, with his whole family, anywhere in the world, for the rest of his life.

All because he bought a painting.

Liu was the winning bidder for Amedeo Modigliani’s “Reclining Nude” at a Christie’s auction earlier this month— offering $170.4 million— and when the sale closes he’ll be putting it on his American Express card.

I saw an Amex Black Card once many years ago. Guy bought a package of cigarettes at a gas station. I wanted to punch him.

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Report: Apple to launch Apple Pay in China by...

Back in September, Apple created a company in the Shanghai free-trade zone, hinting at its plans to launch its mobile payment solution Apple Pay in the country. Now, Dow Jones & WSJ report that Apple plans to launch Apple Pay in China by February. Apple has reportedly secured agreements with the four largest banks in China to support the platform.

The potential for Apple Pay in China is huge. China is already a bigger market than Europe for Apple and will soon overtake the United States in size. Currently, mobile payment is dominated by Alipay in China, the service created by Alibaba. Apple hopes to launch Apple Pay by China’s Spring...

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Apple TV advertising goes beyond small screen with...

Taking its Apple TV advertising campaign beyond the small screen and into the real world, Apple is in the process of plastering U.S. billboards with faux broadcast television test patterns rendered in colors borrowed from the company's original rainbow logo.

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Vinux Enhances Productivity for Visually Impaired...

Vinux 5.0 is a striking example of the flexibility and usability of the Linux OS. Vinux is a fully functional Linux distro that caters to blind and partially sighted users. It's based on Ubuntu Trusty Tahr 14.04.3 LTS and gives users support through 2019. The latest version was released earlier this month. It greatly improves on the usability features of other Linux distributions. By default, it provides two screen readers and Braille display support plus a community keenly tuned into the needs of sight-challenged users.

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60% Off Stock Vaja Cases for iPhone, iPad

'Tis the season for sales, and Vaja Cases is running a doozy. I'm a huge fan of their leather cases, but they aren't cheap. Except this week. For Black Friday, Vaja is offering stock cases for 60 percent off using coupon code BF. Look for the cases that are labeled "In Stock." The image below is of the "Grip" case, which retails for $90. With 60 percent off, that's $36. Try and beat that with a stick, because these cases are handmade from Italian leather. Anyhoo, it's coupon code BF without the quotes, and it's good through November 30th, 2015. Have yourselves a time.

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AWT News Update: November 23, 2015

Today's AWT News Update goes from Black Friday to drone registration:

  • Check Apple World Today frequently for Black Friday deals
  • Fitbit does some app updating for its wearable activity trackers
  • Microsoft updates Skype for iPhone and iPad
  • A task force recommends what should be done in the US for drone registration

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Hi, I’m Steve Sande from Apple World Today, and this is the AWT News Update for November 23, 2015. 

We’re starting to post some Black Friday deals on Apple World Today as we hear about them. Be sure to visit the site...

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Apple Pay Explained in 74 Seconds (Video)

Apple has posted a new video in its Guided Tour series that explains Apple Pay in 74 seconds. Called iPhone - Guided Tour: Apple Pay, the video explains how to set it up, how to use it, and why it's more secure. Check it out:

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Fitbit Amps Up Tracking Features

Fitbit on Monday announced the addition of PurePulse heart rate tracking and SmartTrack automatic exercise recognition to its Charge HR and Surge devices. The PurePulse monitoring will be activated whenever the devices are used in Exercise Mode, providing users with continuous, automatic tracking of heart rate trends over time without the need for a chest strap. SmartTrack will recognize select exercises automatically and record results to the Fitbit app to inform users about their overall activity.

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Square Rolls Out 100 Apple Pay NFC Terminals to...

Square announced Monday that it shipped the first 100 NFC contactless and chip card readers to merchants in several cities in the U.S. Announced n June, the readers allow customers to pay with Apple Pay using their Apple Watch or compatible iPhones through the merchant's Square account.

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5 iPhone Apps to Make Your Holiday Events Easier

Our iPhones can be an invaluable resource during the holidays and with Thanksgiving only a few days away it's time to put them to work making our lives easier and less stressful. We can use our iPhones to make our holiday meals even more special, mix up the perfect cocktail, play group games, and let everyone share in the good memories we're making. The Mac Observer's Jeff Gamet put together a list of some of his favorite apps to help you out. The only thing missing is the perfect dairy-free gingerbread recipe to make him happy.

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A great Black Friday deal on the SITU smart food...

One of my fellow bloggers at TUAW was Michael Grothaus, whom I also co-authored a number of books with. Michael had a great idea for a startup over the past few years and was able to bring his product to fruition. The SITU smart food nutrition scale works with a companion app on the iPad, weighing your food not only by grams and ounces, but by the calories and nutrients found in the ingredients. 

Well, Michael lost a lot of weight using his own product, and he wants to share the joy of fitness this holiday season by offering a 25% discount on the usual SITU retail price of $119.99 / £79.99 / €109.99. To take advantage of the Black Friday deal, just head to the SITU website between now and November 28, put a SITU scale in your virtual shopping cart, and then enter the promo code BLACKFRIDAY when you check out.


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German media conglomerate Axel Springer goes to...

Germany's Axel Springer -- which owns newspapers like Bild and Die Welt -- is pursuing legal action against the developers of Blockr, an ad blocker for iOS 9, reports said on Monday.

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Notable apps and app updates for November 23, 2015

On a regular basis, Apple World Today posts a list of notable new apps or app updates that have been released. They may not necessarily be new, but they're popular and deserve mention. Here are today's picks for Mac OS X and iOS.

Mac OS X Apps/Updates

Cocoatech has announced Path Finder 7.3, a free update of their file browser for Mac OS X. The update includes a long requested feature: Saved Searches. 

Path Finder allows you to view hidden files, compare, merge and synchronize folders, batch rename and batch select files, use Dual Pane and full keyboard navigation to browse your file system and more. With version 7.3, you can save search results and criteria as smart folder. It also has improved discovery of SMB/CIFS shares/volumes in the local network, as well as performance and stability tweaks.

Path Finder 7.3 requires Mac OS X 10.7 or higher. A 30-day demo is available for download. Registration is normally $39.95...

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T-Mobile promo gives existing users 3 months of free...

T-Mobile got into the holiday spirit this week by giving existing mobile subscribers three months of unlimited LTE data, the first perk the carrier's a month-long "Un-Carrier Unwrapped" promotion.

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Rumor: Apple working on Genius Bar to help...

With any luck, this could save some time.

And sanity.

A series of leaked screenshots shows that Apple is apparently working on an app to help iPad, iPhone and Apple Watch users troubleshoot their devices without having to journey out to the Genius Bar.

The pictures, which were leaked to, indicate that users will be able to report a problem and coordinate support through a live chat feature and by sending a device in to be repaired.

Customers can also access a support hotline and schedule an appointment with the Genius Bar if need be. In addition to providing customers with tools for contacting support, the app may host...

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Apple TV ad campaign continues as colorful...

Apple launched the next phase in its Apple TV ad campaign with a number of billboards going up around the country featuring the same color bars seen in the promotional videos.

The new signage has been spotted in LA, New York, and Columbus already (photos below).

Apple also recently published a new...

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Poll: What is your favorite iOS note taking app?

AppleInsider is searching for the best note taking app for iOS and we need your help. Vote for your favorite app and we'll tell you the winner next week.

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Review: CableJive HeroDock

CableJive has released HeroDock ($50), a universal stand designed to accommodate a number of different devices and cables, including newer iOS devices and Lightning cables. HeroDock is made of an aluminum base, with one piece designed to dock a device, and another piece used for rear support. The rear support piece can be moved to properly fit different cases. A small hook on the back of the rear support can be used to hold earbuds or an extra cable. Two sticky strips on the bottom of the base are used to affix HeroDock to a surface, which allows a device to be undocked using one hand only. Cable routing is also provided on the underside of the base, but no cables are included in the package.{/exp:char_limit}

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SKEYE Hexa Drone: $45

We're ramping up for the holiday season here at TMO, and that includes great toys in our deals. Like the SKEYE Hexa Drone. This is a fun little drone with six blades, hence the name Hexa Drone. Through our deal, you can get it for $45.99-but, you can also get an additional 15 percent off all drones being offered through our deals. Just use coupon code DRONE15 at checkout.

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T-Mobile launches ‘full month of holiday gift-giving...

T-Mobile has announced its latest “un-carrier” initiative, dubbed “Un-carrier Unwrapped.” Rather than a permanent addition to the company’s offerings, Un-carrier Unwrapped is a month-long event during which the carrier will gift its subscribers and new customers with special deals and benefits.

The first of those was announced today: unlimited LTE data for all subscribers on Simple Choice post-paid plans for the next three months.

The deal won’t take effect today, though. Customers will need to wait until December 1st to start taking advantage of the unlimited data. From that date T-Mobile subscribers will be able to use as much data as they want all the way through February.

For the next three weeks, T-Mobile will also be launching special offers (likely incentives to switch) for customers on each of its...

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FAA recommends registering drone pilots instead of...

A U.S. Federal Aviation Administration task force has issued a set of recommendations for registering unmanned drones, looking to manage the increasingly popular technology.

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Glance: An Apple Watch conference

Glance is the first conference dedicated to the business of Apple Watch.

With more than seven million units sold in its first six months, the Apple Watch platform has already grown larger than the iPhone did in its first year. Given its rate of software updates and unique hardware extensibility, the Watch offers new dimensions for developers to consider.

I’ll be going to this.

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TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 23...

Notable software releases this week include Transmit 4.4.10, Tweetbot 2.2.2, Fantastical 2.1.3, Microsoft Office 2011 14.5.8, and Lightroom CC 2015.3 and Lightroom 6.3.


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ExtraBITS for 23 November 2015

This week in ExtraBITS, Apple is investigating unresponsive iPad Pros, Yahoo Mail is blocking some users of AdBlock Plus, and The Wirecutter offers a guide to prepaid cellular plans.


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HP partners with established watchmakers Titan,...

In its bid to take on the Apple Watch, HP has forged partnerships with established traditional watchmakers Titan and Movado, for forthcoming devices that will be compatible with Apple's iPhone.

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The ‘New’ Mac Pro Is a Failure

John Kheit thinks Apple's "new" Mac Pro is a joke, and it's not just because calling a, once again, forgotten and near abandoned 2013 model 'new' in late 2015 is the kind of air-quote irony loved by techno hipsters. He thinks Apple screwed the pooch and needs to fix it.

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Square rolls out its new Apple Pay reader

You can now start using Apple Pay at independent shops across the country, if they are set up with Square’s newest device.

On Monday, Square began rolling out its new contactless reader to 100 local businesses in 20 U.S. cities, including San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Atlanta, and Boston. The new reader is able to accept Apple Pay and other NFC-based transactions, as well as process chip card payments. Business can order their reader now on Square’s website for $49.


First announced in June, Square’s contactless and chip reader connects wirelessly to the Square Stand mobile register or any iOS or Android device running the Square point-of-sale app. After the cashier finishes processing inputing the transaction, a green light flashes on the reader to indicate it’s ready to accept your contactless payment. You can use your Apple Pay-enabled iPhone or Apple Watch to pay by tapping your device...

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Qube crowdfunding shows demand for low-cost Wi-Fi...

Philips Hue light bulbs are amazing — you can get them to produce just about any color, controlled from your iPhone. But besides being expensive, they also require a hub to be able to talk to your device. Qube is an Indiegogo project with 27 days to go that seeks to bring the price of Wi-Fi connected LED bulbs down to a reasonable amount — $19 per bulb — and make it all work without the need for a hub.

The campaign launched last Thursday and is now over 200% funded. In addition to the low cost and Wi-Fi, the Qube has Bluetooth Low Energy and Bluetooth Smart built in so that just being near the bulbs with a Bluetooth device can turn on a light. That capability also makes it possible for Qube bulbs to shut off automatically when they don’t detect people in the house.

The team promises IFTTT compatibility, and also plans to have an...

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TMO Background Mode: Interview with Parallels’ John...

John Uppendahl is the vice president of communications for Parallels, the company that's famous for its virtual machine software for the Mac-called Parallels Desktop. I chat with John about what this product does, its evolution, the different uses by customers, how it has enabled five million customers to have the Mac they want yet launch and use Windows apps completely transparently. Or even multiple different copies of OS X. John Uppendahl also talks about the ever growing solutions that a virtual machine system provides, including the brilliant Parallels Access iPad app that "applifies," with native touch gestures, an interface to a Mac running apps in another operating system. You'll enjoy the infections enthusiasm of this interview.

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New Tech Targets Enterprise Ransomware

SentinelOne last week introduced an addition to its behavioral solution designed to address the problem of ransomware scrambling files on a computer. Ransomware has been a scourge not only for consumers, but for the enterprise, too. The malicious software can be particularly nettlesome for enterprises because they have to protect so many endpoints -- phones, tablets, laptops, desktops and servers. The company has a security scheme that uses a client app on each endpoint device that watches for malicious behavior and counters it.

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Carbon Copy Cloner: What’s your plan when your Mac’s...

What’s your plan when your Mac’s hard drive dies? Plan ahead and get back to work in minutes with a Carbon Copy Cloner bootable backup. CCC—the app that saves your bacon.

Jim’s Note: I’ve used this app for many years. I trust and love it.

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TMO Daily Observations 2015-11-23: iOS App Holiday...

The holiday season is upon us, and that means lots of events with family and friends. Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to share the iPhone apps they rely on to make holiday gatherings go smoothly-or as smoothly as possible.

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Sprint starts sales of LTE iPad Pro with contract...

Sprint on Monday opened up its own orders for the iPad Pro, offering shoppers alternatives for buying the tablet including contract and installment plans.

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Square's new card reader also accepts Apple Pay

Square is the choice of many small business owners who need to accept credit cards for payment. Now the company is beginning to replace its old "swipe" card reader with the new Square Contactless and Chip Reader, meaning that consumers will soon be able to pay with Apple Pay at local businesses.

The company is rolling out the new reader to 100 small businesses to begin with and is taking reservations for the new $49 box for the rest of its customers. Instead of a tiny mag-stripe reader that plugs into the headphone jack of an iPhone or iPad — which will still be available for free, by the way — the Square Contactless and Chip Reader is a 2.6-inch square white plastic box with a slot on one side for chip (EMV) cards and a built-in NFC payment reader.

It’s battery powered or can be plugged into the Square Stand USB Hub for those who use Square’s point of sale system. The portable unit can be hand-carried to...

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Fitbit adds automatic exercise tracking for Surge...

Fitbit Charge HR and Surge users no longer need to worry about whether they’ve remembered to log a workout beforehand.

With a new software update, both fitness wearables can record exercises automatically. The so-called SmartTrack feature can discern some specific activities such as biking, running, and the elliptical without any input. Other activities are filed into broader categories such as sports (covering basketball and tennis, for instance) and aerobics (for cardio-kickboxing, Zumba, and dance classes).

Users can set up SmartTrack through Fitbit’s companion app, defining the type of activities they want to track automatically, and how much active time it should take before Fitbit starts counting. By default, Fitbit triggers exercise mode after 15 minutes.

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Skype for iOS updated with data detectors for phone...

Skype updated its iOS client today with support for several different data detectors in text chats.

Now whenever someone sends you a phone number, address, or date, you can tap that information to automatically start a call, bring up a map, or create a new calendar event, respectively.

The update also now shows a bar that you can tap from any chat or the contacts list to get back to your current call.

Skype 6.6 is available on the App Store.

What’s New in Version 6.6

Phone number, date and address detection in your conversations:
– Call a phone number (using Skype Credit) direct from highlighted numbers.
– Set up calendar events by tapping highlighted dates, days and times.
– Check locations in Maps directly from...

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Review: Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Dock is simple...

It’s been quite a while since Apple Watch came out (7 months!) and finally Apple has released an official dock accessory that might be worth a look. Maintaining typical Apple style, this watch dock is very simple…

There’s really not much to it at all. Inside of the box, you’ll find the dock itself and a 2-meter Lightning cable along with some simple documentation. The good news is that the magnetic charging puck for Apple Watch is completely integrated into the dock. You’ll use that Lightning cable and a power block, which does not come in the box, to hook everything together and charge your Apple Watch.

Check out our Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Dock review video below:

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WordPress gets a Mac app alongside completely...

Today online publishing platform WordPress, which powers approximately 25% of websites on the Internet (this site included), is getting a major redesign with a completely rebuilt and the introduction of a new Mac app. We’ve been getting a taste of the improvements incrementally over the last year, but today is the company’s official launch.

I’ve been using the app for a few days leading up to the launch and, for what it is, I quite enjoyed the experience, which essentially mirrors what you get from the new My enthusiasm, however, is keeping in mind that the app essentially feels like the web app in a wrapper, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing once you see how the...

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App Store: Over 100 billion apps downloaded

On Friday, Apple’s Developer Program let developers know that new apps and app updates won’t be accepted between December 22 and 29, 2015, but it also provided a staggering statistic: the App Store has now seen more than 100 billion cumulative downloads.

Not everyone on planet Earth has an Apple device, but if they did, that would represent over 13 downloads for every man, woman, and child alive at this time.

Revenues from the App Store increased 25 percent between 2014 and 2015, and the number of customers completing transactions increased 18 percent.

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Transmit 4.4.10

Makes Transmit Disk feature compatible with OS X 10.11 El Capitan, and now requires 10.9 Mavericks. ($34 new, free update, 30.2 MB)


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External Link: Apple Investigating Unresponsive iPad...

A number of iPad Pro users have reported that, after charging, their tablets stop responding and show only a black screen. Apple says that it’s investigating the issue, but in the meantime the company recommends forcing a restart if your iPad Pro is locked up, which you can do by holding the Sleep/Wake and Home buttons until you see an Apple logo.


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Mozilla cuts Firefox's tab groups and complete...

Mozilla wants to reduce the number of little-used features in Firefox in order to move faster when it comes to rolling out new stuff. To that end, Firefox will lose two features in the near future, but to hear Mozilla tell it, only a few people will actually miss them.

First up is tab groups, a feature first introduced in 2011 with Firefox 4 (back when those version numbers truly mattered). The idea behind Tab Groups was to take a bunch of webpages and group them together kind of like app folders on your smartphone.

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Square launches NFC reader compatible with Apple Pay...

This could come in handy.

Mobile payments company Square today announced the launch of its new NFC reader within 100 small businesses around the country, letting stores who previously were unable to accept Apple Pay due to the lack of a required contactless reader, to begin supporting the service. The reader will act like all other Apple Pay-accepting terminals, letting users wave an iPhone or Apple Watch near the device to complete a purchase.

Square had initially announced support for Apple Pay last November, but had yet to deliver a device for this. The company then announced that an NFC-based Square reader capable of reading chipped credit...

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Square’s new Apple Pay-ready contactless card reader...

Earlier this year around WWDC, Square announced that it would be selling new hardware that will allow small businesses to easily accept Apple Pay later this year. Now Square is setting up 100 small businesses around the US with their new Apple Pay-ready contactless card reader. These allow customers to pay merchants using Apple’s mobile payment service through iPhones and Apple Watches securely and without sharing credit card information.While Square has provided 100 local businesses with the new readers, according to...

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News: MasterCard giving Apple Pay users free trips...

Starting today, MasterCard is offering four “Fare Free Mondays” on London’s public transit system for cardholders using Apple Pay. The promotional periods running today, Nov. 30, Dec. 7 and Dec. 14 extend from 4:30 a.m. that day until 1 a.m. the next day. During that time, customers using their U.K. MasterCard through Apple Pay to pay for travel on London Buses, London Underground, London Trams, Docklands Light Railway, London Overground,…

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Review: Phiaton BT 330 NC Headphones

If a headphone plays music on an airplane and nobody can hear it, does it make a sound? Though it’s not something we often think about, portable headphones have to do more than just put music in your ears — they also have to keep noise out. With the on-ear BT 330 NC ($199), Phiaton promises to actively remove 95 percent of ambient noise from the space between its drivers and your ears. While we think they have done a pretty good job in this respect, we wouldn’t recommend the BT 330NC as your only set of cans. BT 330 NC pairs 40mm drivers with active noise canceling, and the headphone uses Bluetooth 4.0.{/exp:char_limit}

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Amazingly, this legacy phone number, forced into existence by a lawsuit, still works!

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Use Apple Pay on London public transit and ride...

If you live in London and use a MasterCard with Apple Pay, you can take advantage of a wonderful promotion for the next month. Called “Fare Free Mondays,” the promotion asks commuters to use their MasterCard on Apple Pay for their bus, rail or tube trip. You’ll be charged for the transportation, but will receive a refund within 28 days of up to £27.90 per cardholder.

How do you take advantage of the deal? Just touch your Apple Pay device (Apple Watch or iPhone) at the start and end of a trip using the London Underground, Docklands Light Railway, London Overground, TfL Rail, Emirates Air Line and most National Rail services in London where a yellow card reader is present. Do this on the next four Mondays starting today, and your fare will be refunded. If you’re getting on a London Bus or London Tram, you just need to use Apple Pay at the beginning of your trip.

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LG cancels LG Watch Urbane Second Edition LTE...

It looks like LG’s upcoming smartwatch, the Urbane Second Edition LTE, won’t come to fruition. Citing an unspecified hardware issue, the project has been canceled. There is no word at this time if the device will be released at a later date, but for now, LG is calling this a full-on cancellation of the launch.

The company had the following comment to offer:

We understand that you are currently reviewing our latest smartwatch; however, late in the quality assurance process for the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE, our engineers were made aware of a hardware issue which affects the day-to-day functionality of the device. After further...

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What you can’t do with an Apple Pencil

Turns out there are things you can’t do with the Apple Pencil, things that actually require your finger.

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iFixit: Apple Pencil teardown

So much tech in such a tiny package.

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News: Apple wins DRM patent case against ContentGuard

A U.S. district court judge has ruled Apple’s method of distributing and authenticating content doesn’t infringe on DRM patents owned by ContentGuard Holdings, Reuters reports. ContentGuard sued in 2013, claiming Apple applied five of its DRM patents in iTunes and iBooks to dispense movies, songs, shows and books that could be restricted to function only for approved users. Apple denied infringing on the patents and went even further by…

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The Pen Addict: Apple Pencil review

Terrific Apple Pencil review, complete with handwriting samples.

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News: Apple working on app to diagnose problems with...

Photo: uSwitch Apple is building an app to diagnose problems with iOS devices and help users schedule service, according to uSwitch. A source with direct knowledge of the app’s development said it will ask “basic questions (about the device in need of repair) to boil down to the problem quickly.” The new app will reportedly provide user guides and basic how-to information for every iOS device registered to the user’s Apple ID and offers…

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MasterCard offers Londoners free Monday rides for...

In a special promotion, MasterCard is briefly letting people ride the Transport for London network for free on Mondays so long as they use Apple Pay.

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New Visa ad campaign for Apple Pay starts today in...

Apple seems to be working hard with its card company partners to promote Apple Pay in the UK. Alongside a MasterCard promo offering free travel in London, Visa Europe is today launching a two-month long ad campaign designed to emphasize the speed, ease and reliability of the service.

Featuring a central theme of anticipation, the campaign uses imagery that captures the pause before a primary action – the weightlifter before pressing the lift, the pianist before striking a chord, the chameleon before making a strike – the scenes then snap into the dramatic conclusions as an analogy to how fast, easy and reliable using a Visa card in Apple Pay is in everyday situations such as paying to use the Tube or in a café … 


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Google embraces the dark side with Star Wars themes...

Thanksgiving doesn’t happen until Thursday, but Google is already preparing a feast of sorts for Star Wars fans leading up to the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens on December 18. Starting Monday, you can add a Star Wars theme to numerous Google apps and declare your allegiance to the Jedi or the Dark Side.

Visit from your browser (Chrome works best, of course) and choose your allegiance when signed in to your free Google account—work, education, and government accounts can’t use this feature.

YouTube showing Jedi lightsaber colors.

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Court Clears Apple of Infringing on Pendrell Anti-...

Pendrell, the company that owns ContentGuard Holdings, took it on the chin last Friday when a Texas court ruled Apple didn't infringe on its anti-piracy patents. The ruling didn't come as a big surprise considering the same court shot down the company's cases against Google and Samsung in September.

The Mac Observer Spin: Maybe Pendrell should consider a different business model considering how it's recent patent infringement lawsuits have turned out.

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9to5Mac’s iPhone Holiday Gift Guide: best picks for...

Welcome to 9to5Mac’s iPhone Holiday Gift Guide. Bookmark it or send it to your favorite people, because either you or someone you care about is going to find the ideal iPhone holiday gift inside!

I’m genuinely excited to present this collection to you, because the iPhone is the one Apple product I take everywhere — and couldn’t give up. Since I’ve been using iPhones and their accessories since the first iPhone debuted in 2007, I have a lot of experience sorting the good and great stuff out from the junk.

My iPhone Holiday Gift Guide picks are all best-of-breed options, selected for their combination of reasonable pricing and excellent performance. Whether you’re looking for the perfect case, great headphones, a smart car mounting solution, a battery pack, or a way to improve your iPhone’s camera, you’ll find the smartest iPhone gift picks below…


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PSA: Got a MasterCard and Apple Pay? Travel for free...

If you’re in London, have got a MasterCard and haven’t yet started using Apple Pay, today would be a great time to start. The card company has launched a promotion offering free travel in London on Mondays, starting today. Quite a neat way of persuading people to select a MasterCard as their primary card in Apple Pay …

The promo covers tubes, trains and buses. Just use Apple Pay with a MasterCard selected when you touch in and out, and all your fares for the day will be refunded to your card – up to a maximum of £27.90. The offer runs on Monday November 23rd & 30th, plus December 7th and 14th.

Apple has also been highlighting Apple Pay, recently adding a new Guided Tour video to its YouTube channel on how to use Apple Pay on the iPhone. The company already...

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News: Daily Deal: SKEYE Hexa Drone

Today in iLounge Deals we’re offering up the SKEYE Hexa Drone for only $45 – 34% off the regular price. This six-propeller copter provides extra control and lift for flying in every direction and pulling off amazing stunts. A 164-foot range gives you professional, precision control and the six-axis flight control system gives you even more stability. It’s ready-to-fly out of the box and easy to use so you can go pro pilot in no time…

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Futurama is set to return – as an iOS game

Futurama fans may have been disappointed when the series ended, but if you want one last venture into the futuristic cartoon world, there’s an iOS game on the way. Fox has teamed up with German developer Wooga to create a game to be entitled Futurama: Game of Drones … 

The game takes players on a journey with the Planet Express crew as they fight a desperately imbalanced trade war against longtime shipping rival MomCo. While delivering dangerous cargo to hazardous locations under ill-advised circumstances, players connect groups of delivery drones to solve an array of fiendish puzzles as they venture into iconic environments from the FUTURAMA universe.

Judging by the talent involved, the game should be good: it partners Dave Grossman (Secret of Monkey Island, The Wolf Among Us), Jonathon Myers (Game of...

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Oneadaptr Kickstarting its own take on Apple’s...

We Brits can occasionally feel we miss out on US-specific tech, but Apple showed us a little love with the extremely clever collapsible plug it supplied with the Apple Watch.

Oneadaptr is now Kickstarting its own take on the idea, with three different Flip  models on offer. The Duo has two USB sockets, the Quad four and the Power is a Duo with a built-in powerbank. You can back the project from £11 for the Duo.

The project is currently two-thirds of the way toward its £15k goal, with 25 days to go. The company previously successfully launched the Twist World Charging Station.

I do have to say I cringe when seeing either plug sitting on that iPad screen, though!


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How to use the Apple Watch in Nightstand mode

When your Apple Watch is charging and on its side, you can use it as a nightstand clock and an alarm clock. In Nightstand Mode, the smartwatch displays the date and time, along with the remaining charge. If you set an alarm, it also appears on the watch face. To turn on Nightstand mode:

  • Place your Apple Watch on its side.
  • Connect your Apple Watch to its charger.
  • After it begins charging, your Apple Watch will automatically go into Nightstand mode.

When your Apple Watch is in Nightstand mode and you aren't using it, the display turns off. To see the display again, tap it, press the Digital Crown or the side button, or lightly nudge your Apple Watch.

The alarm on your Apple Watch is different than the alarms on your iPhone. You need to set or adjust an alarm for Nightstand mode from your Apple Watch:

  • Open the Alarms app on your Apple...
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Escape From Silicon Valley

I started planning to escape the Valley a long time ago, due to very high taxes, a crumbling infrastructure, worsening crime, a massive increase in traffic, and a rather nasty water shortage problem. My wife and I originally planned to escape to Belize but found the unreliable infrastructure, lack of good medical care, and massive crime problem there were not conducive to our continued survival. Instead of Paradise, Belize looked a lot like hell once we got a chance to spend some quality time there.

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Apple celebrates App Store records as it notes...

Apple has posted the dates of the usual holiday shutdown of iTunes Connect, running for eight days from 22 to 29 December inclusive. During this time, developers will not be able to submit either new apps or updates to existing ones.

Developers can still schedule apps for release during these dates, but they will need to be submitted and approved beforehand. Other iTunes Connect functionality, such as access to analytics data, will remain available.

In the post on its developer website, Apple notes the record downloads, revenue and active customers for the App Store.

Because of your incredible apps, the App Store crossed 100 billion cumulative downloads. Revenue from the App Store increased 25% year over year, and the number of transacting customers grew 18%, setting a new all-time record. We want to thank...

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The Chinese Apple Stores keep coming: number 27...

Apple is making good progress with its aim of having 40 retail stores open in China by next October, announcing that the 27th store will be opening on Saturday in the Chaoyang Joy City shopping mall, Beijing. It will be the fifth Apple Store to open in China’s capital city.

Apple has doubled its year-on-year revenue from China for two quarters running, with the country already representing a larger market than Europe and on track to become a bigger one that the USA … 

The new store will be open from 10am to...

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TopXNotes is THE Mac OS X tool for 'power user...

Is there such a thing as a "power user" note-taker? Sure there is, and he/she is the user for whom Tropical Software developed TopXNotes, an US$39.99 note pad utility for the Mac.

Sure, Mac OS X comes with a Notes app. But it's a weenie tool compared to TopXNotes. Think of TopXNotes as a collection place where you can put info stuff you need to remember, but can’t. 

With the Tropical Software solution, notes can be as long as you need them to be, and you can customize the style, size, color and highlight color. My favorite feature is QuickNotes, where you can tag any note as a "QuickNote" and have it accessible without having to bring TopXNotes itself to the front of your work screen.

The customization options for your notes, categories and groups are extensive, and you can set your own groups and categories. If you’re unsure how to enter some information, there are templates for common, basic types of info...

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Apple to open 27th Chinese Apple Store this week in...

Apple will open its 27th Apple Store in China later this week, as an outlet is scheduled to open on Nov. 28 at Chaoyang Joy City mall in Beijing, the capital city's fifth location.

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Sunday November 22

Two-player synthesizer looks just as wild as it...

Noodling on a synthesizer is normally a solo affair, but Ben Bengler and Fiore Martin have found a way to spice things up. Their Collidoscope lets two musicians play in tandem thanks to the combination of twin keyboards and a clever sample-grabbin...

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Scientists create quantum entanglement at room...

Quantum entanglement, where two particles are inextricably linked, is a real thing. However, creating that odd behavior has been extremely difficult so far -- you have to cool things down to near absolute zero to pull it off on a significant scale...

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Adorama has released their Black Friday deals for 2015. Save up to $400 on MacBook Pros, $200 on MacBooks and MacBook Airs, and $270 on iMacs. Use code RYBFDEAL during checkout to see these prices.... Read more
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