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Thursday February 11

01:43
Apple invention uses Apple Watch to auto adjust...

Apple is looking to turn Apple Watch into an automated iPhone command and control module, as a patent application published Thursday details a method by which the wearable monitors, compares and adjusts handset audio output on the fly.

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00:54
Bill Aims to Keep States From Banning Smartphone...


U.S. Reps. Ted Lieu, D-Calif., and Blake Farenthold, R-Texas, last week introduced legislation to prevent states from passing laws banning the sale of smartphones with encryption capabilities. The ENCRYPT Act of 2016 provides that a state may not mandate or request that a manufacturer, developer, seller or provider of covered products design or modify security functions to allow the surveillance of their users or allow their physical search "by any agency or instrumentality of a state, a political subdivision of a state or the United States."

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Wednesday February 10

18:25
Feature Request: 7 ways Apple Music Connect could be...

Apple’s history when it comes to social networks is not the brightest. The company launched the infamous Ping social networking tool back in 2010, only to shut it down two years later. This year, alongside the announcement of the highly anticipated Apple Music streaming service, the company launched Connect, a different take on a social network based entirely around music. Connect is much different from traditional social networks like Twitter and Facebook, though.

To unveil Connect, Apple brought out popular hip-hop artists Drake, who gave the service a ringing endorsement, as well as Trent Reznor. Drake touted that the service would provide a revolutionary way for artists to interact with...

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17:28
Simon Pierro, Peanuts, a Chimp, and iPad Magic (...

Simon Pierro has a new iPad magic video involving peanuts and a chimp. Mr. Pierro has been doing magic shows using iPads as props for some time, but there's something about the simple curiosity of the chimp that is compelling in a whole new way. And then...well...the end. Enjoy!


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17:07
TSMC beats out Samsung to supply iPhone processors

Samsung already warned it was going to be a rough year—news like this is going to hurt them even more.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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16:51
TSMC reportedly sole supplier of next-gen '...

A report claims Apple will rely solely on Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company to produce the next-generation system-on-chip design destined to power this year's iPhone hardware refresh, beating out longtime Apple partner Samsung.

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16:45
Report: TSMC to be the only manufacturer of...

According to a report from South Korean news outlet The Electronic Times, the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, better known as TSMC, has reached a deal with Apple to be the sole provider of the processor used in the next-generation iPhone. TSMC and Samsung shared the task of building the processors for the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.

The report claims that TSMC edged out Samsung to win the job thanks to its 10-nanometer manufacturing technology. TSMC is expected to go into full production of the next-generation chip, likely called the A10, sometime in June. The iPhone 7 is expected to be announced sometime in September.

TSMC notably ...

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16:05
Apple Music and Sonos launch collaborative ad...

In conjunction with Apple Music's introduction to the Sonos connected speaker platform, the two companies teamed up to create a comprehensive ad campaign highlighting the scientific benefits of listening to music out loud.

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15:36
Aaron Sorkin’s ‘Steve Jobs’ Movie Available on...

Remember Steve Jobs, the film written by Aaron Sorkin starring Michael Fassbender? There was a lot of hype about the film, some controversy, and high expectations, but it fizzled at the box office. It's available on iTunes now, though, which I'm a little surprised at (and pleased about) because Apple's leadership disliked the film sight-unseen (the people who worked with Mr. Jobs early in his career were generally pleased with the film). You won't find it being promoted on iTunes, but it is available at $14.99 (for either the HD or SD versions).


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15:24
Surprise Funny or Die spoof "The Art of the...

A mockumentary secretly produced by Funny or Die, staring Johnny Depp as US Presidential hopeful Donald Trump, has grabbed widespread media attention, making it particularly notable that, "for the best viewing experience," the comedy site recommends viewers "get the Funny or Die app for Apple TV."

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14:54
iDevices sells its iPhone-controlled iGrill and...

iDevices, a company that makes many popular iPhone connected household products, today announced that it’s selling its iGrill and Kitchen Thermometer brands to Weber, a longtime leader manufacturing grills and grilling accessories. The two product lines include Bluetooth, smartphone-controlled thermometer, grilling, and cooking accessories and companion apps.

Weber is acquiring the brands and planning to release new version of the product later this year. iDevices isn’t exactly getting out of the space, however, as it sounds like the company will continue to work on the product lines under Weber’s control.

The iDevices...

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14:44
How updating your Mac's apps could allow man-in...

The drumbeat of avoiding insecure “http” web connections beats every louder. A researcher disclosed several days ago a vulnerability hiding in plain sight with the Sparkle update framework for OS X Yosemite and El Capitan. Because Sparkle allows apps to update via non-encrypted web connections, the potential of sending malicious updates through man-in-the-middle attacks is quite high. But the attack works because of three separate OS X issues: executing JavaScript in WebKit views intended to show formatted text; mounting FTP servers on the desktop; and Gatekeeper not checking certain paths for and kinds of downloaded files. (Ars Technica reported first on the researcher’s post, which went up in late January.)

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14:30
AWT News Update: February 10, 2016

Dang, another slow news day for the world of Apple. Here's what we have:

  • Latest public betas of OS X 10.11.4 and iOS 9.3 arrive
  • Apple Pay had issues accepting new Visa debit and credit cards this morning
  • Apple Music is now available on Sonos speakers
  • Vine adds 3D Touch support
  • Twitter started rolling out its new "best tweets" timeline today

Text version is below, video can be viewed here

Text Version

Hi, I’m Steve Sande from Apple World Today, and this is the AWT News Update for February 10, 2016.

As I mentioned on Monday when the third betas of iOS 9.3 and OS X 10.11.4 were made available to developers, it would only take two or so days for the betas to arrive for public beta testers. Today, beta 3 of both operating systems was seeded to those public testers, so...

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14:00
What Happens When Your Autonomous Car Crashes?

Autonomous (self-driving) cars will certainly be built to a high level of reliability and safety. However, there will still be the rare case when an autonomous car goes awry and there's a crash. Lives could be lost. What will happen then?


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13:43
Lawmakers want to ban states from mandating...

The ENCRYPT Act, sponsored by Democratic Representative Ted Lieu and Republican Blake Farenthold, would prevent any state or locality from mandating that a “manufacturer, developer, seller, or provider” design or alter the security of a product so it can be decrypted or surveilled by authorities, according to bill text viewed by Reuters.

Very smart, I hope this passes. Governments have to understand that any weakness will be exploited—there is no backdoor just for law enforcement.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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13:32
Notable apps and app updates for Feb. 10, 2016

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

Andrew Kaz, a veteran Apple software developer, has released a new web browser dubbed, well, Internet. He says it’s a new kind of web browser, unique and unlike anything that has ever come before.”

It introduces a search-based interface in which Search is the Interface. Search results are merged completely with tabs. “Internet” stands for the ideal of Information for this new Information Age, “researching, learning, reading from the vast library that is now the Internet,” says Katz.

It’s available at the Mac App Store for $4.99. Internet requires Mac OS X 10.10 or higher....

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13:32
Review: Vicks SmartTemp Wireless Smartphone...

With each passing year, Bluetooth finds its way into more products which never seemed to need Bluetooth before. Sometimes Bluetooth functionality is beneficial, or downright innovative. Other times, we're left wondering what the point is. Vicks has introduced its SmartTemp Wireless Smartphone Thermometer ($25), a Bluetooth body temperature thermometer which requires a smartphone and the company's free app to take readings. The app does more than that, of course — it can set up individualized profiles for family members, save a history of temperature readings, and set up reminders for the last reading or dosage. SmartTemp takes its readings in 8 seconds, which isn't the slowest thermometer out there, but it's certainly not the quickest, either. Vicks claims the thermometer has "professional accuracy" as with its other, non-Bluetooth thermometers.{/exp:char_limit}
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13:31
The problem with Facebook Free Basics

I am suspicious of any for-profit company arguing its good intentions and its free gifts. Nothing — and I do mean nothing — in this life is free. You always pay a price.

Om Malik makes some valid points here.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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13:03
ACM 345: What Is Apple’s Mission?

What is Apple's mission? You might be surprised to know that Apple doesn't have a mission statement. Bryan and Jeff talk about whether or not this matters and what it says about Apple. They also talk about the relationship between Steve Jobs and Bill Gates.


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13:00
The Week in iOS Accessories: Protect that Apple...

...plus, a new Apple Watch band, and more

This week’s roundup includes a couple of accessories for your Apple Pencil. Which we thought was an accessory itself. Whoa. In any case, read on!

ASAP Dash

The ASAP Dash is billed as the “world’s fastest pocket-sized charger.” The 5,000mAh battery can charge an iPhone in just 15 minutes, and it weighs just 6.3 ounces. It was hugely popular in the crowdfunding stage, more than doubling its initial production goal. If you pledge $119 now, though, there’s still time to grab one when the devices ship in June.

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12:57
Standalone HBO Now subscriptions at 800,000, says...

Despite launching almost a year ago with a publicity boost by Apple, HBO Now currently has just 800,000 subscribers, the head of the premium network revealed on Wednesday.

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12:52
Low Power mode: perfect for vacations

Macstories:

I just returned from a two week vacation in which I used my iPhone 6s to take hundreds of photos and videos, find places to eat, and get public transit directions to and from various places in unfamiliar cities. It was also the first time I had no concerns about my iPhone battery running out of juice before I returned to my accommodation at night, and it is all thanks to Low Power Mode.

I use LPM whenever I’m out riding my motorcycle. I don’t want to take a chance of running out of juice but also don’t want to carry around a backup battery. I really like the tip of how to quickly turn LPM on and off.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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12:46
Mac: Bloom Day One 2

If “life blogging” or even simply keeping a personal journal of your activities is your thing, you’ll definitely be interested in taking a look at Bloom’s newly-updated Day One 2 ($20). The company has taken its popular note-taking and journaling app and pumped it up with some great new features, including support for multiple journals and multiple photos per journal entry, an entirely redesigned and modernized user interface, and the company’s own Day One Sync 2.0 service, to tie it in with other Macs and the companion Day One 2 for IOS.

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12:39
Why driverless cars will screech to a halt

Observer:

Think about it: Every driver makes hundreds of daily driving decisions that, strictly speaking, break driving laws (for example, crossing the yellow line to pull around a double-parked vehicle). It all works out fine because of something called “human judgment.” But what company is going to program its driverless cars to break the law? And what regulators will approve that product, knowing that it has been programmed to break the law?

Will insurance policies for driverless cars cover the car itself? Or will they cover the owner of the vehicle? Or perhaps the technology company that controls the car’s routes? Who will be responsible if there is an accident? The individual owner or the vehicle manufacturer? Or the company that designed the navigation system? To cut through this conundrum, some have proposed the creation of the legal fiction of “virtual drivers” who will purchase “virtual insurance.” But this gobbledygook is just vaporware for the fact that...

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12:23
Twitter Creates Advisory Panel on Tweet Speech


Twitter on Tuesday announced the formation of a panel to advise it on speech, abuse and safety issues. The Trust & Safety Council, which has more than 40 members, will be part of a new strategy to ensure that people can feel safe when they express themselves on Twitter, said Patricia Cartes, head of global policy outreach. "As we develop products, policies and programs, our Trust & Safety Council will help us tap into the expertise and input of organizations at the intersection of these issues more efficiently and quickly."

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11:35
SizeUp for Mac: $4.99

Check out Size-Up for Mac, a utility designed to make organizing and managing open windows on your Mac a little easier. We have a deal on it today for just $4.99, more than half off retail. Check out the deal listing for more info.


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11:13
1Password 6 for Mac review: Enterprise features and...

Macworld:

Unless you’ve been living under the proverbial rock, there’s a good chance that you have, by now, become aware of how tragically easy it can be for your online credentials to be stolen. From picking weak combinations of characters that can be easily guessed—it’s somewhat sad that, in 2016, “password” is still the most common passphrase—to reusing the same password across multiple websites, it doesn’t take much to make a mistake that could very well turn out to be fatal.

While there is no bulletproof solution to this problem, the easiest way to alleviate it is to engage the services of a password manager—an app designed to provide an encrypted digital vault in which all your different logins are stored. This way, you can use completely different (and highly secure) credentials for each website while only having to remember the one “master password” that unlocks your vault.

AgileBits’ 1Password is perhaps one of the most venerable members of this...

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11:00
Happy Hour Podcast 053 | Understanding Error 53,...

In this episode, Zac and Benjamin are discussing Error 53, some special updates to Apple TV, and some 4-inch iPhone theories. The Happy Hour podcast is available for download on iTunes and through our dedicated RSS feed.

New episodes of Happy Hour are available every Wednesday. As mentioned, you can download this podcast via iTunes or plug in our RSS feed link...

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10:55
iPhone controlled 40% of US smartphone market in...

Apple secured 40 percent of the U.S. smartphone market in 2015, though close competitor Samsung managed to gain ground, according to a research report published on Wednesday.

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10:52
Gadget Ogling: A Personal Padlock, a Grown-Up Desk,...


Tapplock is a padlock that unlocks when you press your finger against a sensor to let it read your print. There are other smart padlocks on the market you can unlock using your smartphone via Bluetooth, though there are a couple of points that help Tapplock stand out. First, the crowdfunding price is reasonable, at $29 for the basic version and $49 for the larger model. Second, what you get for that larger model is compelling, since it can charge your phone if you're in a bind. The battery on that one lasts up to three years on a single charge.

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10:50
Use Two Mac Displays to Maximize Your Productivity,...

This week Dr. Mac explains why two displays are better than one; how to turn your iPad into an external monitor for your Mac; and why his iPad now goes everywhere his MacBook Air goes.


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10:45
Everything you need to know about Twitter’s new...

Fast Company:

Twitter is rolling out a revised version of the timeline that indeed shuffles around some tweets into an order that isn’t purely reverse-chronological—but it doesn’t blow away the old format in the manner that had some users writing obituaries for the service.

I spoke with Michelle Haq, a Twitter product manager in charge of the timeline, about what’s new. Without further ado, some questions and answers.

Reading this, you can understand better how and why Twitter is making this relatively minor change. The good news is that is opt-in – if you’re like me and don’t want Twitter to “curate” your tweets, you won’t see any difference.

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10:35
TMO Daily Observations 2016-02-10: Sexy Music Time,...

Break out the speakers because music is good for your love life. Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to look at how music can improve our state of mind and happiness, plus they share some thoughts on liability with self driving cars.


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10:14
Apple supplies third betas of iOS 9.3, OS X El...

Members of Apple's public beta program now have access to the third preview builds of both iOS 9.3 for iPhone and iPad, as well as OS X El Capitan 10.11.4 for Mac.

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10:08
Feature Request: How Apple Stores could demo CarPlay...

One of the best parts about Apple Stores is the ability to try out Apple products out of the box in an environment superior to big box retail stores. While that’s mostly true of almost all Apple products including Apple Watches, there’s one really compelling Apple product that I haven’t seen on demo at any Apple Stores: CarPlay.

If you want to try out CarPlay for yourself right now before spending some serious money, the easiest way is to find a car dealer with a CarPlay model available and go for a test drive. But there are a few ways Apple could bring most of the experience to customers in its retail stores …

CarPlay is a feature hidden inside iPhones that requires special infotainment systems in new cars or aftermarket displays to be unlocked. Connect your iPhone to a Lightning cable in the car (or...

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10:02
Apple releases OS X 10.11.4 public beta 3, updated...

Apple has released the third OS X 10.11.4 public beta for non-developer testers. Public beta testers running the El Capitan pre-release can find the new software update through the Mac App Store. The latest public beta update follows the third developer beta of the same update earlier this week. Apple has also released a second OS X 10.11.4 beta 3 build (15E39c to 15E39d) for developers as well.

Changes coming with OS X 10.11.4 include support for viewing and sharing Live Photos taken on iPhone 6s and 6s Plus through iMessage using the Messages app as well as the ability to password-protect items in the Notes app for the first time.

Apple is also making it easier to import text files and data from competing take-taking apps like...

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10:00
Apple releases iOS 9.3 public beta 3 with Night...

Apple has released the third iOS 9.3 public beta to non-developer testers today. iOS 9.3 public beta 3 follows this week’s third developer iOS 9.3 beta release as well. The latest beta cleans up issues introduced in the last version while adding some new features as well.

iOS 9.3, which is expected to be released to everyone next month, adds loads of new features for iPhones and iPads including Night Shift mode to change the display temperature for evening reading, Touch ID/secure passwords to protect Notes, new 3D Touch shortcuts on the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, enhancements to the Health and Activity apps, iCloud for iBooks PDF syncing, and much more.

Changes in iOS 9.3 beta 3 included:

  • ...
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09:34
9to5Toys Lunch Break: iPhone 6/s/Plus cases from $3...

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09:23
AI 'drivers' will gain same legal status...

The artificial intelligence in a self-driving vehicle can be treated as the "driver" from a legal standpoint, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in a decision that could set an important precedent for Apple's own self-driving car.

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09:21
External Link: Apple Music Arrives on Sonos

If you’re a fan of both Sonos wireless audio systems and Apple Music, we have good news: they now work together! To stream songs from Apple Music on your Sonos system, choose Add Music Services in any Sonos controller app, tap the Apple Music button, and log in.

 

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09:16
Latest U.S. smartphone market numbers show Apple in...

According to the latest U.S. smartphone market share numbers from Parks Associates, Apple is still well in the lead compared to competing manufacturers, holding a beefy 40% of the smartphone market. But the latest figures also show that Android OEMs are gaining ground on the dominant Cupertino, California-based iPhone maker. Now, Samsung holds around 31% of the market and LG is next in line with 10%…

“Apple remains the dominant smartphone manufacturer in the U.S., but Samsung is catching up,” said Harry Wang, Director, Health & Mobile Product Research, Parks Associates.

In the United States at least, Samsung is clearly the Android OEM to beat. LG is less than one third the size of the Korean giant according to these numbers, and...

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09:16
Deals: $100 off WiFi iPad Pros; 13" MacBook...

This week, readers can grab the lowest prices anywhere on all of Apple's current generation 13" MacBook Airs bundled with 3 full years of AppleCare extended protection, and also snag a free Apple Super Drive, free shipping, and no sales tax in 48 states with each order. Plus the biggest discounts yet on WiFi iPad Pros.

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09:02
Podcast 494: Error 53 is only helpful to robots

Things break. And getting something fixed instead of just tossing it is a good thing to do. But your best intentions can go awry, if, say, you get an iPhone 6 fixed by a third party, and the Touch ID button gets separated from the secure element—you might see a cryptic Error 53, along with a phone that's not so much a phone as a brick. Glenn and Susie discuss why this makes sense for Apple to do from a security standpoint—but Apple still screwed up by not making this abundantly clear from the start. And it turns out you can't really get an Apple Watch repaired outside an Apple Store—not even in Queens.

Elsewhere, Google is giving out 2GB of free Google Drive storage for doing a security check you should do anyway. (Do this same check on Facebook while you're at it, although that network will only reward you with baby photos and a dead battery.) Also a big shout-out to Dan Moren, whose recent column was tweeted by Phil Schiller.

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08:38
News: Federal bill aims to take regulatory power for...

A new bipartisan bill introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives aims to bar states from introducing their own bans on smartphone encryption, The Verge reports. At the urging of local district attorney’s offices, assemblymen in New York and California have introduced identical bills that would ban smartphone encryption for phones sold in those states and fine manufacturers for each phone sold with secure disk encryption. While critics…

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08:18
Sonos brings Apple Music out of beta today

Sonos, the makers of high-end Wi-Fi speakers that everyone seems to love, opened up Apple Music integration to beta testers in December. Today, nearly eight months after its launch, Apple Music comes to all Sonos users.

When Apple and Sonos announced the beta integration, the companies said they were proceeding slowly to ensure the best possible experience. Offering early access to beta users was part of that process. Hundreds of thousands of Apple Music subscribers tested the service on their Sonos speakers.

“The feedback from Apple Music members on Sonos during the beta period has been great,” Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior VP of software and services, said in a statement.

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08:06
Researcher finds Sparkle framework vulnerability,...

Well, this is a mess.

A “huge” number of third-party Mac apps are under threat of man-in-the-middle attacks due to a recently discovered vulnerability in Sparkle, an open source framework used to facilitate software updates.

The flaw, which centered around a flawed WebKit rendering engine implementation found in certain Sparkle builds, is to blame for the newly discovered attack that allows malicious users to insert and execute JavaScript code when affected app check for software updates.

Along with a flawed Sparkle version, vulnerable apps must also be running an unencrypted HTTP channel to receive software updates from offsite servers. This can allow other users to capture network traffic and thereby run malicious code on a...

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08:00
Notes app to support Evernote import in the near...

Sometimes Apple news comes from the strangest sources. In this case, Japanese Windows-focused magazine PC User interviewed Apple marketing VP Brian Croll, who told the interviewer that Notes will gain the ability to capture or import notes from Evernote with the release of OS X 10.11.4. This feature will probably be found in the iOS 9.3 version of the app as well.

The current beta build of OS X 10.11.4 can capture notes in Evernote's .enex file format, but the formatting is off. The ability to import Evernote content could be a way for Apple to steal market away from Evernote. Evernote's free basic tier allows only about 60MB of uploads per month, while iCloud offers 5GB of free storage and has no upload/download limits. 

Looking at paid options, iCloud starts at $12 per year for 50GB of storage, offers 200GB of storage for $36 annually...

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07:55
Study Shows Music Makes for a Better Love Life

They say music is the language of love, and now there's a study to prove it. Sonos commissioned a research project using their own gear along with Apple's iBeacons, iPhones, and the Apple Watch to study the effects of music on families, and one of their findings showed music led to 67 percent more sex.


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07:44
Sonos to officially support Apple Music starting...

Following its public beta last December, Sonos has announced that it will officially add support for Apple Music to its connected speaker lineup tomorrow, February 10th.

“We’re big fans of Sonos,” Apple senior vice president of internet software and services Eddy Cue said to BuzzFeed. “We’ve been looking forward to this.” When asked why Sonos didn’t support Apple Music from the start, especially considering it supported Beats Music, Cue explained that it took some time to get it right. “It’s important to get the integration right the first time out,” Cue said. “Apple has a high bar for this stuff; So does Sonos. Apple Music isn’t even 6 months old yet, so this really did not take much time at all.”

The Sonos Controller app features your Apple Music, complete with categories...

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07:42
News: Job post shows Apple emphasizing new...

A job posting on Apple’s website shows the company is looking to expand its offering of clock face options for Apple Watch and add new complications that “push the envelope on human-computer interactions.” The Watch SDK released alongside watchOS 2 allows developers to write their own watch face complications, but so far Apple has only released three new official watch faces in watchOS 2 — Time-Lapse, Photo and Photo Album —…

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07:37
Twitter begins rolling out its algorithmic timeline...

After months of testing, rumors, and general user anxiety, Twitter is now employing an algorithm that displays some Tweets out of chronological order.

The feature, known as “Show me the best Tweets first,” gathers up older tweets that Twitter thinks you might have liked seeing, based on “engagement and other factors,” and pushes them to the top of the Timeline. Below this cluster of Tweets, users will still see their Timelines in reverse chronological order, and refreshing the Timeline will instantly make the algorithmic Tweets disappear. On some level, it’s a prioritized version of the “While you were away” that Twitter introduced a year ago.

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07:33
Apple seems to be ditching Akamai, which hints at...

Apple is ditching Akamai (which the company has used for 15 years for its content delivery system) for its own servers and has “significantly” cut its business with the online infrastructure company, reports Business Insider, which sees this as a sign that Apple is indeed developing its own video streaming service.

Apple is expected to open at least three new data centers over the next two years, which could be used for its own content delivery system (CDS). If the Cupertino, California-based company were to launch a streaming video service the CDS that delivers it would be a major factor in terms of the streaming quality and lag that end-users would experience, notes Business Insider.

Streaming services analyst Dan Rayburn has reported that sources expected Apple to "...

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07:33
BitTorrent hits Apple TV via a P2P livestreaming...

The New Hampshire primaries are over and now we know who the big winner was. No, we’re not talking about Sanders or Trump, but BitTorrent Inc, the company that focuses on ways to use the BitTorrent protocol beyond simple file sharing. 

BitTorrent partnered with the burgeoning independent news organization OTT News to bring live, torrent-based video streaming coverage of the latest presidential primary to Apple TV, Android, and iOS, and it was thanks to technology that's been in the works for years now.

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07:25
System outage prevents adding Visa cards to Apple Pay

Apple reported an unusual network problem on Wednesday, preventing some owners of Visa credit or debit cards from adding them to Apple Pay.

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07:21
∞ My next truck

This Russian truck is simply incredible. Watch the embedded video to get a sense of the crazy turning radius, watch it climb in and out of the water. Great engineering.

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07:18
iPhones accounted for 40% of the U.S. smartphone...

Parks Associates has released new mobile research showing that 86% of U.S. broadband households now own a smartphone. And the iPhone accounted for 40% of the U.S. smartphone market in 2015.

The smartphone markets in European nations, like in the U.S., have become mature and highly competitive, according to the research group. Among broadband households in Western Europe, 76% in the U.K., 82% in Germany, 78% in France, and 90% in Spain own a smartphone.

"Apple remains the dominant smartphone manufacturer in the U.S., but Samsung is catching up," said Harry Wang, director, Health & Mobile Product Research, Parks Associates. "Apple controls 40% of the smartphone market, while Samsung has 31% and LG is the next closest rival with 10%.”

The research, 360 View: Mobility & the...

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07:13
News: New comments hint at forthcoming streaming TV...

Recent comments from Apple’s main partner in content delivery hint at the company ramping up its in-house capability to provide faster downloads and streaming speeds to users, Business Insider reports. During an earnings call, Akamai CEO Tom Leighton forecasted a serious drop in revenue from one of the company’s “largest customers” — assumed to be Apple — resulting from “their increased do-it-yourself, or DIY efforts.”…

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07:07
Mac apps that use Sparkle updater vulnerable to...

From what I’ve read, at the core of this problem is HTTP usage, instead of HTTPS. Sparkle has fixed things on their end, but it will take time for that fix to make its way into new versions of Mac apps.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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07:00
Facebook Warned to Toe France's Privacy Line


CNIL, France's data protection authority, on Monday formally gave Facebook three months notice to comply with the French Data Protection Act. A working group of regulators from several countries recommended the action. On-site and online inspections, along with a documentary audit, disclosed that Facebook had failed to meet the requirements of the French Data Protection Act, CNIL said. The notice gave Facebook a laundry list of things to do within the next 90 days.

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06:55
Steve Wozniak to speak on the future of apps and...

Xamarin, a enterprise mobility solution, says Apple co-founder, Steve “Woz” Wozniak, has been added to the speaker line-up of Xamarin Evolve 2016, a cross-platform mobile event where over 1,500 developers, industry leaders and experts converge.

“I see a lot of similarities between the dawn of personal computing and what's happening at this beginning of the mobile era,” said Wozniak. “I’m excited to be a part of Xamarin Evolve, speaking with the developers who are leading one of the most important revolutions in human computer interaction we’ve ever seen.”

This is the third Evolve conference. Xamarin will host it in Orlando, Florida from April 24–28. The event features over 100 training and conference sessions to equip all...

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06:34
Apple Music now on Sonos

If you’ve got a Sonos smart speaker system in your house, starting today your system has Apple Music compatibility. Read Federico Viticci’s review.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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06:31
Proposed bill would ban US states from mandating...

A bipartisan bill introduced to the U.S. House of Represenatives on Wednesday would bar individual states and localities from requiring backdoors in encryption, something often demanded by law enforcement officials and intelligence agencies.

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06:28
News: Apple Music available on Sonos starting today

After a public beta period that started last December, Apple Music is finally available on all Sonos speakers worldwide starting today. Apple Music users can add the service by selecting “Add Music Services” from any Sonos controller app, scrolling down to the Apple Music icon, and logging in. Sonos users will have access to the same For You, New, Radio and My Music categories they would see on Apple devices, and will be able to stream the entire…

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06:23
US to Google: Self driving cars can qualify as...

Just another domino falling. Our robotic overlord drivers are coming.

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06:11
Bill would override ‘bad’ state-level phone...

Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) and Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-TX) are introducing a bill to effectively override “bad” state-level encryption bills, reports The Verge.

The ENCRYPT Act of 2016 would preempt state and local government encryption laws. The two men said today they are "deeply concerned" that varying bills surrounding encryption would endanger the country as well as the competitiveness of American companies. The argument is that it’s not easy or feasible to tailor phone encryption capabilities for specific states, notes The Verge.

The impetus for the new bill is the proposal of state-level bills in California and New York. Those proposals, which consisted of the exact same text, would ban smartphone encryption for phones sold in those states and fine manufacturers for each phone sold with secure disk encryption.

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06:08
New bill would kill New York, California encrypted...

A new bill trying to stop the madness, introduced by someone with Computer Science and Law degrees.

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06:00
Sparkle vulnerability leaves some Mac apps...

Camtasia, uTorrent, and other Mac apps are susceptible to man-in-the-middle attacks that install malicious code, thanks to a vulnerability in Sparkle, reports Ars Technica.

Sparkle is open source software available under the permissive MIT license, and is developed on GitHub by the Sparkle Project with the help of dozens of valued contributors. It uses ARC and Auto Layout and supports OS X versions 10.7 through 10.11 and Xcode 5.0 through 7.0.

Ars Technica says the vulnerability is the result of apps that use a vulnerable version of Sparkle along with an unencrypted HTTP channel to receive data from update servers. It involves the way Sparkle interacts with functions built into the WebKit rendering engine to allow JavaScript execution. 

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06:00
News: Daily Deal: Beyond Ink Pen

In our iLounge Deals today you can get the Beyond Ink Pen for only $49 — 30% off the regular price. This next-level pen not only works as a stylus for your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch, but can also double as a USB drive and iPhone charger. It works as a normal ballpoint pen when writing on paper, and you can switch to a stylus in seconds to use on your iPad, store up to 16GB of data on the built-in USB flash drive, and charge up your iPhone with…

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05:59
Google to ban Adobe Flash-based display ads, go 100...

Google's massive AdWords network will no longer accept new display ads made in Adobe Flash as of June 30, the search giant announced this week, as it works to phase out the much maligned Internet plugin.

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05:54
Apple Pay now supported by ‘thousands’ of apps

Apple tells Quartz that Apple Pay, its mobile payment system, is now supported by “thousands” of apps. Among the purported benefits: faster checkouts for customers and a greater likelihood that they’ll complete a transaction after putting something in their online shopping cart.

“[Adding Apple Pay] was one of the things we’ve been dying to do and we’ve been thinking about it since we launched our app in July [2015]. Anecdotally, our customers have definitely been asking for it,” Ilia Papas, co-founder and CTO of on-demand meal kit app Blue Apron, told Quartz. Heannounced today that the app adding the payment option.

What’s more, Apple has reached the 1,000 mark for the number of U.S. card issuers supporting Apple Pay, “a figure continuing to outpace the number of retail chains supporting the platform,” notes...

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05:00
This iPhone case was The Answer to my prayers

Meet my new favorite iPhone case: The Answer 400 from simple.be. The $29 vertical holster is a model of elegant simplicity.

I needed a new iPhone case because my previous one — which connected via a belt clip — popped off on two occasions, and I almost lost my iPhone 6s Plus. Considering what I paid for the Apple smartphone, I wanted to ensure that this didn’t happen again. 

With The Answer 400, that’s not a problem. The simple.be vertical holster slides onto your belt via a secure support loop instead of clipping onto it. Yes, this means it takes a few seconds longer to “holster up,” but the security is worth it. 

The holster case is rugged. It has a low profile, Velcro enclosure, MIL-SPEC Nylong webbing, and outdoor-rated thread. You can also machine wash it (in warm water, then let it drip dry)....

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04:30
‘Tactile TVs’ may be coming; what about tactile Macs...

British scientists are developing technology that will allow viewers to smell, taste and touch the sensations being played out on screen, reports the Independent. So why not “Feelyvision” for Macs and iOS devices?

Researchers at the University of Sussex are exploring techniques that will allow viewers to sense “raindrops” on their hands or wind on their face, using ultrasound beams and airflows, to heighten the emotional impact of scenes they are watching on television, says the Independent.

This “tactile TV” will help broadcasters create programs that “capture the audience’s full attention and immerse them in a multisensory world,” according to Dr Marianna Obrist, Reader in Interaction Design at Sussex, whose Computer Human Interaction lab is leading the research. The team...

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04:00
MorphVOX Mac is kinda useful, but it’s really fun

Screaming Bee's MorphVOX Mac certainly has some useful functions. But you'll probably like it cause it's so doggone fun.

MorphVOX Mac is a voice-changing product that runs on Mac OS X 10.6.8 and later. It's designed to offer voice modification for online games, instant messaging, and the multimedia studio. It works with, among other games, World of Warcraft, Second Life and EVE Online. 

You will have to set up MorphVOX to work with other apps. For example, to set it up for Messages, click on the Messages Preference menu. You'll see the window below. Select "Audio/Video" and change the microphone to "MorphVOX Audio." Now close the window.

Online players can sound like the character they play, whether you want to be a hobbit or a dragon. Additional voice, sound, and background packs provide even more content for your enjoyment. The software can be integrated with VoIP solutions...

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03:30
Apple TV vs. Amazon's Fire TV: The gaming match...

When it comes to gadgets, Apple and Amazon tend to have very different audiences. Consider tablets, for example: Amazon’s entry-level Fire tablet is priced at a stunning $50, while Apple’s cheapest active iPad (2013’s iPad Mini 2) sells for $269. There’s a noticeable gap in quality between the two in many regards, but Amazon’s focus on cheap, usable tech contrasts sharply against Apple’s higher-end polish and performance.

The difference is less obvious when it comes to set-top boxes, however. Last fall’s overhauled Apple TV was a big leap for the device, adding apps and games along with the touchpad remote, but Amazon had already mined that territory with the first Fire TV. Right after the Apple TV was released, Amazon refreshed the Fire TV with added processing power, 4K...

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Tuesday February 9

22:28
US regulators: Google's self-driving car AI...

US regulators say Google's self-driving car can be considered the driver under federal law -- a big step towards approval for self-driving cars to take to the roads. Safety regulators apparently told Google of its decision last week. Google submitted...

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20:42
LG teases G5's 'Always On' display

While the G5 teaser GIF LG's mobile division posted on Twitter doesn't say much, it has enough info to tell us that the device will have an "Always On" display. According to Android Authority's sources, the flagship phone will have a screen that is l...

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19:52
'Operator' is a font designed to make...

While many of us bristle at the sight of Comic Sans (this writer included), coders have an altogether different view of typefaces and how they're presented. Thus, Operator Mono, the new font from one of the highest-regarded typeface-creators that was...

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18:58
Latest Windows 10 update comes with a change log

Microsoft is currently rolling out the latest Windows 10 update, and it now has an update history that makes it easier to keep track of the platform's changes. This build comes with key improvements that will fix a lot of issues, including the Edge b...

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18:17
BitTorrent comes to Apple TV through a live news app

BitTorrent just came to the new Apple TV... though not in the way you might have expected. OnAir Live Developers has released OTT News, an app for Apple TV (Android and iOS too) that uses BitTorrent Live's peer-to-peer streaming to cover the US elect...

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17:21
DraftKings loses its exclusive ESPN ad deal

Things keep getting worse for DraftKings, the embattled daily fantasy sports site. Not only is it currently under investigation (or already banned) by a number of state attorney generals for violating online gambling statutes and losing payment proce...

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17:15
Super Bowl confidential: the secret story behind...

Ken Segall:

In honor of the Super Bowl I’m setting the time machine back to 1985, when Apple ran its notoriously awful Lemmings commercial on that year’s Super Bowl.

Just twelve months earlier, Apple had stunned the technology and advertising worlds with its famous 1984 commercial, and Lemmings was meant to carry on the blockbuster tradition.

Instead, it was a dud of extraordinary proportions.

But what exactly is the origin of Lemmings? It’s a story that’s never been told publicly, and it’s definitely not what you think. Join me now on this journey down memory lane…

Segall is one of those guys who was deeply involved with Apple (he came up with the name “iMac”) and I love his stories of the behind the scenes goings on at Apple during his time working with the company.

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16:59
'Rocket League' reaches your Xbox One on...

PC and PS4 owners have been playing Rocket League's unique take on sports gaming since last July, leaving Xbox One owners on the virtual sidelines. Don't worry, though -- you won't have to twiddle your thumbs for much longer if you prefer Microsoft'...

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16:45
Apple’s Vision is Plain for (Most) Everyone to See

Scott Galloway, in a fascinating and informative presentation, asserts that it's fairly easy to grasp the basic message of Amazon, Facebook and Google. But when it comes to Apple, the argument is that Tim Cook, the superb operator, isn't a good storyteller. Worse, he says "What is Apple's mission? They don't have one that they can articulate." This blindness to Apple's charter from Steve Jobs is a mystery.


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16:37
New 'Star Trek' has a showrunner from the...

Star Trek fans have had a tumultuous last few months. But it seems that amid the recent ups and downs (a fan film getting shut down by CBS and Paramount most definitely qualifies as the latter), news of the upcoming streaming exclusive finding a show...

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16:32
NASA’s space tourism posters will make you want to...

Engadget:

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has a knack for space-themed travel posters. A little over a year ago, its “Exoplanet Travel Bureau” series made its debut with an homage to the iconic WPA prints of the 1930s. This year, the JPL commissioned Seattle-based design firm Invisible Creature to be part of a project/gift for staff. Invisible Creature designed three “travel posters” to be included in the “Visions Of The Future” 2016 calendar. Among the collection are visuals for a multi-planet tour, a stop at Mars and exploring Enceladus, Saturn’s icy moon.

For those of you wanting to remain on Earth, the JPL will make the artwork available as downloadable posters soon, but for now, you can purchase high-quality prints from the source.

The look and feel of these posters is spectacular. Very art deco.

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16:00
Final Fantasy IX Released for iPad and iPhone,...

Final Fantasy IX has been released on iTunes for iPhone and iPad, and it's on sale for 20 percent off through February 21st. TouchArcade noted that the game was originally supposed to be released in Japan only at first, making Tuesday's release a boon for fans of the iconic franchise.


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15:58
Apple Pay in-app transactions rapidly expanding...

App developers are increasingly adopting Apple Pay as a fast, convenient way to enable purchases, often as an alternative to standing in line at a store's cash register or manually entering in billing and shipping information.

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15:58
Rosa Is a Real Powerhouse


The Rosa Desktop Fresh R series optimizes desktop usage and targets advanced users and enthusiasts looking for rich functionality. Add to that mix the default KDE flavoring and you have a compelling Linux distro that challenges your first-choice OS. The typical Rosa user already is familiar with basic Linux offerings and wants a product with a wide set of customization and personalization possibilities. That is what Rosa Desktop delivers. Rosa is a Russian company with a variety of Linux-based solutions.

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15:27
Sonos to officially support Apple Music starting...

After launching in public beta last December, Sonos has revealed that it will officially add support for Apple Music to its connected speaker lineup tomorrow, February 10th. We had an opportunity to go hands-on with Sonos support for Apple Music when the beta was announced last year and noted that in some cases, using Apple Music through the Sonos Controller app is better than Apple’s own app.

“We’re big fans of Sonos,” Apple senior vice president of internet software and services Eddy Cue said to BuzzFeed. “We’ve been looking forward to this.” When asked...

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15:21
Apple Music to go live on Sonos connected speakers...

After month of waiting, Apple Music subscribers who are also invested in the Sonos speaker ecosystem will finally get native access to Apple's streaming music service on Wednesday, a report said Tuesday.

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14:50
Sparkle software updater leaves 'huge'...

A "huge" number of third-party Mac apps are under threat of man-in-the-middle attacks due to a recently discovered vulnerability in Sparkle, an open source framework used to facilitate software updates.

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14:40
Notable apps and app updates for Feb. 9, 2016

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

KeepSolid has introduced Roadmap Planner 1.3 for OS X, an app oriented towards people who plan their lives or/and businesses.

It was specifically designed to help anyone put together strategy, systematize goals and ideas without piles of papers or huge tables in spreadsheets. Featuring predefined templates with different color and font schemes according to user preferences, the app also includes a presentation mode to present ideas and plans.

Roadmap Planner requires OS X 10.10 or later. It costs $19.99 and is available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Productivity category.

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14:38
India Trades Free Basics for Internet Freedom


India's Telecom Regulatory Authority on Monday ruled in favor of Net neutrality, effectively banning Facebook's Free Basics Internet access app. "This is a very important decision for the future of the Internet in India," said Barbara van Schewick, director of Stanford Law School's Center for Internet and Society, whose paper the TRA cited in its ruling. The TRA decided "ISPs should not pick winners and losers online. The Internet is a level playing field where users, not ISPs, decide what they want to do online."

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14:36
‘Frodo Lives!’ and Other DOS Malware Examples

Frodo lives! This was once a rallying cry on college campuses in the 1960s and 1970s. It's a curious concept, of course, because Frodo's continued existence at the end of The Lord of the Rings isn't in question. Maybe it's an existential exploration of immortality as expressed in the form of Valinor? It's either that or something that made sense to hippies under the influence of mind-altering and expanding substances. But I digress. A lot. The screenshot included with this article is from malware called Q FRODO.COM, a malware relic of the 1980s. How do I know that? It's part of The Malware Museum, a collection of malware from the 1980s and 1990s. Flick on any given example, and a fresh DOS emulator is started in your browser, the malware is loaded, and you can see it run its all is DOStacular glory.

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14:30
AWT News Update: February 9, 2016

Image via History.com

It's National Pizza Day in the USA, which has nothing to do with anything, but it's good to know...and it's also Pancake Day (Shrove Tuesday) and Mardi Gras! We have Apple stories for you today from around the globe:

  • Irish hackers are willing to pay for Apple employee user IDs and passwords
  • Apple's looking for a watch face engineer
  • Russia is playing hardball with American tech companies

The text of today's podcast is below, and video can be viewed here.

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14:02
Microsoft Mum on Office Accreditation Program Future

Microsoft has seemingly dropped its Microsoft Office for Mac and iOS Accredited Support Professional program, which was popular with consultants and IT professionals who found both the training and the accreditation valuable.

 

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14:00
Sparkle Updater vulnerability puts ‘huge’ number of...

A new vulnerability in Sparkle has put a “huge” number of Mac applications at risk for hijacking. For those unfamiliar, Sparkle is a tool used often by third-party apps that are not in the App Store to allow updates to be pushed to users. Apps susceptible to this hijacking hack include Camtasia, uTorrent, DuetDisplay, and Sketch. The attack applies to both OS X Yosemite and El Capitan (via Ars Technica).

The Sparkle vulnerability could allow for an attacker to take control of another computer on the network via a Man In The Middle attack, security researcher Radek points out on his blog. A Man In The Middle attack works when a third...

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13:56
Apple highlights certificate change deadline...

Apple has shared an update on its developer news and updates site to highlight an upcoming change to  Apple Worldwide Developer Relations Intermediate certificates from Sunday, February 14th.

Starting February 14, the renewed Apple Worldwide Developer Relations Intermediate certificate must be included when signing all new Apple Wallet Passes, push packages for Safari Push Notifications, and Safari Extensions. While most developers and users will not be affected by the certificate change, we recommend that all developers download and install the renewed certificate on their development systems and servers as a best practice.

Apple previously shared a detailed explainer on the upcoming certificate expiration and required actions, which developers can read...

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13:52
FBI Gripes "We Can't Read Everyone's...

New submitter rdukb writes: FBI Director James Comey told the Senate Intelligence Committee that investigators still can't access the phone contents of one of the San Bernadino killers. He went on to argue that the phenomenon of communications "going dark" due to more sophisticated technology and wider use of encryption is "overwhelmingly affecting" law enforcement operations, including, not only the San Bernadino murders, but also investigations into other murders, car accidents, drug trafficking and the proliferation of child pornography. This might increase pressure on Apple to loosen the backdoor restrictions. Will the industry relent and allow Government access to data from these devices?


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13:16
Luminid Touch Light-Up Cable: $9.99

Check out Luminid, a MFi-certified Lightning cord lights up the moment you touch it. Once you plug it in, the light turns off. Cool, right? We have a deal on 40-inch long Luminid cables for $9.99, half off the regular price.


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