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Saturday February 6

06:04
Jeremy’s 5: HoverDock for Apple Watch / iPhone,...

Welcome to the latest edition of Jeremy’s 5, my latest roundup of 5 interesting little things that aren’t big enough for full articles, but are still worth sharing with you.

This week, I’m sharing some thoughts on Just Mobile’s latest iPhone and Apple Watch docks, iOS’s mysterious Error 53, experiences integrating Apple products into a small business, and Apple Pay…

1. Just Mobile’s HoverDock for Apple Watch. My guide to the Best Apple Watch Stands and Docks has been updated quite a few times over the past year, as pretty much every major accessory maker has weighed in with an option for the daily-recharged wearable. Just Mobile is now on its third such accessory, following up the $40 ...

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05:00
Caturday returns! Leonie kills the keyboard

Leonie. Photo courtesy of Dr. Tim Optenhöfel

Cats. You've got to love 'em, even when they do decide to be destructive. Our Caturday (and summertime "Dogs Days of Summer") feature has been an on-again/off-again column since the days of TUAW and a shortfall of incoming kitty photos has kept us from having our feline friends for a long time. Well, a long-time reader from Germany -- Dr. Tim Optenhöfel -- decided to jumpstart Caturday again with a photo of his beautiful and cantankerous cat Leonie. Tim says:

“I’ve been a long time reader and glad, that you survived the shutdown of TUAW. Contributing via Patreon since the early days of AWT goes without saying for me, since you’re my only source for news and rumors about Apple. I don’t know if “caturday” is still on, as I haven’t seen any pics lately… Anyway: as much as our cat Leonie likes cuddling with my MacBook Pro, she hates it when I pay more attention to my keyboard and actually getting some work done than...

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04:28
Ohlala's 'paid dates' app debuts in...

Valentine's Day for single folks can be a pretty touchy subject. But New Yorkers who don't have qualms about exchanging money for short-term companionship have an alternative option in Ohlala. It recently launched in Gotham and offers men and women t...

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04:00
New products: High-Strength Tempered Glass Screen...

Several new products items for your OS X and iOS devices were introduced this week. Here’s a summary of some goodies that were announced …

Urban Armor Gear has released High-Strength Tempered Glass Screen Shields to accompany their line of smartphone and tablet cases. They’re engineered to protect displays from scratches and abrasions.

UAG’s ultra-thin glass construction is 3D Touch compatible. An oleophobic coating has been applied to the shield to help repel natural skin oils, limiting fingerprints and smudges. 

To combat eye strain and fatigue, UAG has introduced blue light filtering that reduces the amount of blue light emitting from the device. Pricing ranges from $39.95 to $59.95 depending on your device.

NewerTech is shipping its HDMI Headless Video Accelerator again after it sold out last November. It’s a $19.50 adapter...

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00:37
GoPro and Microsoft ink patent licensing deal

GoPro and Microsoft have forged a partnership, and it's a very secretive one. The two companies have signed a patent licensing "for certain file storage and other system technologies." That is seriously all they're willing to tell us at this point, a...

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Friday February 5

22:22
Apple adds server-to-server web service requests to...

Apple's CloudKit framework for automating apps' storage and retrieval of user data "in the cloud" has learned a new trick. Developers can now read and write data in their app's public database from a server-side process or script.

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21:30
TSMC, other Apple suppliers in Taiwan largely...

A tragic earthquake has hit the city of Tainan in southern Taiwan, injuring 144, killing at least 5 people and causing the collapse of several large buildings. So far however, it appears that Apple's suppliers in the region have survived the quake without sustaining significant damage.

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20:35
Cops nab man for crashing a drone into the Empire...

A New Jersey native's drone has recently crashed into the Empire State building, and unlike the person whose machine hit Seattle's Great Wheel, he didn't get away with it. Authorities have arrested the man an NBC affiliate identified as Sean Nivin Ri...

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18:38
Twitter's Facebook-style timeline could arrive...

Completing the process of Facebook and Twitter doing battle by copying all of each other's features, a report by Buzzfeed says that Twitter could debut its "algorithmic" feed as early as next week. Since it launched, the microblogging service has alw...

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18:17
Apple Inc. shares reach ex-dividend as it gears up...

On February 11, Apple will pay shareholders of record a quarterly dividend of $0.52 per share, but investors must have had settled ownership of the company's stock by Monday February 8 in order to qualify. Apple will pay out $2.898 billion in dividends on its outstanding shares for the quarter.

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17:54
Apple's rumored 4" iPhone to launch with...

Apple is working on three different color options for the launch of its much-rumored 4-inch iPhone, including a version closer in hue to a hot pink iPod than rose gold, a report said Friday.

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16:15
LeapFrog toy tablets out-jumped by Apple's iPad

Northern California's educational toy tablet maker LeapFrog is selling itself to its Hong Kong-based competitor VTech for just $72 million, after years of declining sales. Apple leapfrogged the company with its more general purpose, albeit more expensive, iPad--which LeapFrog now develops apps for.

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15:00
Notable apps and app updates for February 5, 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.

OS X apps/updates

Hey, here's something you can do this weekend instead of watching some football game on Sunday: your income taxes! Our public service announcement today is that TurboTax 2015 is still available for OS X and it's still free. You pay when you file your return. On second thought, maybe you should party all weekend and wait until next week or April 15 to get your taxes done. 

Instagram is great, except if you're on a Mac. There's a pretty cool Instagram uploader called Up ($19.99) that makes it as...

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14:30
Ghostbusters Reboot gets its Own LEGO Kit

LEGO has already shown its love for Ghostbusters with the Ecto-1 and firestation headquarters kits, and now the company is embracing this summer's reboot with a just announced kit that includes everything you need to get hyped up before the movie comes out. The kit includes the Ghostbusters team, proton packs, the redesigned Ecto-1 car, a new Ecto-2 motorcycle, and a monster just itching to be captured. You can pick up the new Ghostbusters kit for US$59.99 on July 1, and the movie will be in theaters on July 15.


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14:30
AWT News Update: February 5, 2016

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The first week of February has come and gone. Today we have a few news items about upcoming technologies, as well as business deals gone bad:

  • CloudKit gets new server-to-server web service request support
  • Rumors on who might be Apple's partner for extended range wireless charging
  • The iTunes Movie Trailers app is updated for a BIG reason
  • Never sell out of a startup in exchange for a bicycle

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14:06
Scareware Signed With Apple Cert Targets OS X...

msm1267 writes: A unique scareware campaign targeting Mac OS X machines has been discovered, and it's likely the developer behind the malware has been at it a while since the installer that drops the scareware is signed with a legitimate Apple developer certificate. "Sadly, this particular developer certificate (assigned to a Maksim Noskov) has been used for probably two years in similar attacks," said Johannes Ullrich, dean of research of the SANS Institute's Internet Storm Center, which on Thursday publicly disclosed the campaign. "So far, it apparently hasn't been revoked by Apple."


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14:05
Instagram might soon let you switch between multiple...

For Instagram users with more than one account, life is about to get a lot easier.

Instagram confirmed that it has been testing a feature to allow switching between multiple accounts on its iOS app, according to TechCrunch. Instagram users first noticed this account-switching feature on Thursday. Back in November, Instagram tested this feature for Android users, but the company did not reveal how many iOS users were able to switch accounts or when account-switching would be made official to all users.

Instagram users who have this new account-switching feature enabled will find a “Add Account” option in the app’s settings. Once you add a second account, you’ll be able to switch to it quickly by selecting it from a new menu at the top of your profile page. Whenever you get a push notification, you’ll also be able to see from which Instagram account.

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13:55
Man Ties String to iPhone and Films Ski Run (Video)

Meet Nicolas Vuignier, an enterprising young man who thought his iPhone was just about everything he needed to make cool aerial videos of his ski runs. Well, his iPhone and some string. According to his YouTube post, he tinkered with the idea for two years before coming up with the string+iPhone configuration he could use to whirl his iPhone 6 around his head as he plummeted down snowy mountains. He calls it Centriphone. No drone required. Also, it's really cool. [Via Digg]


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13:53
Apple, Inc has filed for mistrial in $625M VirnetX...

After objecting to the closing arguments made by Caldwell, Cassady & Curry attorneys representing VirnetX, Apple has now filed a motion for mistrial in the case that awarded a $625 million verdict after just a week of testimony and deliberation.

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13:46
Foxconn Set To Acquire Sharp Corporation For $5.6...

Foxconn, a Taiwanese electronics contract manufacturing/assembly company, is reported to be finalizing a deal to acquire Sharp Corporation for $5.6 billion, with the beleaguered company having finally rejected a proposed government rescue package in favor of the deal. Foxconn, formerly known as Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. Ltd, was brought to media attention in 2010, when the company installed suicide nets to stop the high number of employee suicides at company dorms. Although it seems out of the ordinary that one of the world's few producers of LCD panels is negotiating with Foxconn, the deal is expected to go through, making it one of the biggest foreign takeovers of a Japanese company.


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13:45
What To Do When Your Apple Watch Tells You NOT to...

The increased use of wearables will naturally invite the monitoring of body chemistry. Just as we do for fitness now, there will be norms and goals. Along with that, in the tech industry's all too eager efforts to be of assistance, monitoring of blood chemistry won't be without helpful suggestions about what and what not to eat. It's coming soon.


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12:58
Review: Gumdrop Cases DropTech Case for iPad Pro

We've seen Gumdrop's DropTech before, and now the rugged case has made its debut on iPad Pro. DropTech Case ($60) brings the same tough black silicone/nylon coverage to iPad Pro, along with slightly extended corners for added drop protection. The Smart Connector side of the iPad Pro is left exposed to make connecting accessories such as keyboards easier, and the case also includes a built-in holder for Apple Pencil. Unlike many iPad cases, DropTech features button coverage for the sleep/wake button and volume controls.{/exp:char_limit}

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12:50
Apple now selling a classic take on the virtual...

Apple today has started selling the View-Master Virtual Reality Starter Pack on its online store. With all the news about the company building out and prototyping virtual reality tech, it’s interesting to see it offering a glimpse at what that future tech may...

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12:40
"Error 53" iPhone glitch sounds like it...

So, you had problems with your iPhone 6 or later device, took it to your neighborhood technician, and she replaced the Touch ID sensor with a new one. Everything worked fine until you updated to iOS 9 or later, at which point you began seeing a mysterious "Error 53" message. Apple today acknowledged that it's not aliens infesting your iPhone, but a problem brought on by having an unauthorized technician fix your device

According to a posting in The Guardian, an Apple spokeswoman explained that "We protect fingerprint data using a Secure Enclave, which is uniquely paired to the Touch ID sensor. When an iPhone is services by an authorised Apple service provider or Apple retail store for changes that affect the Touch ID sensor, the pairing is re-validated." 

However, when an unofficial repair that pairing can go...

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12:08
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12:00
Apps: Airmail, Day One 2, Airfoil Satellite,...

Airmail ($5) — Following closely on the heels of its latest Airmail for Mac update, Bloop has released the first iPhone version of its popular email client. The iPhone version includes most of the great features and design from the Mac version, and you can even sync your email accounts and other settings from your Mac to get you up and going quickly. You also get full support for 3D Touch on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, an easy snooze feature,…

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12:00
Skier's iPhone video experiment produces...

At this point in time, one of the Holy Grails of action videography is the ability to have a drone follow a subject like a skier or bicyclist while panning around the subject. Skier Nicolas Vuignier spent almost two years coming up with his own method of getting those follow-along action videos without using a drone -- in fact, he just used an iPhone 6 and what appears to be a handmade rig that lets him whip the phone around his head while using centrifugal force to keep the camera pointed at him. Using slo-mo, the affect is dreamlike:

In his notes on YouTube, Vuignier says that "no iPhones were harmed during the making of this video" and that he's working on a "making of" video that should be out soon.

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11:56
‘Star Wars’ as a Grindhouse Trailer

Ever sat around thinking about what Star Wars would be like if it had been a 70's grindhouse flick? Who hasn't, right? Well, now you can see for yourself, thanks to Mashable. They cut a trailer from Star Wars footage, added some horrific sound effects and an even worse voice over (that's perfect), that combine to give the film an all-new feel. If a trailer isn't enough for you, there's a full grindhouse edit out there that's unrelated to the Mashable effort.


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11:42
Vaio's Phone Biz to Test Windows 10's...


Vaio on Wednesday announced Phone Biz, a Windows 10 mobile phone. The device doesn't have a SIM, leaving users free to select their own carriers. It lets users easily access corporate apps, Microsoft SharePoint and Microsoft Exchange, as well as the Azure cloud, according to Vaio. The OS is synced with the latest version of Windows 10. Users can manage settings from the same Microsoft account as their PCs. The Phone Biz incorporates Microsoft's Continuum feature, which lets users connect phones to TVs or monitors.

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11:29
The iPad Pro and Apple Pencil Giveaway

I'm delighted to announce the iPad Pro and Apple Pencil Giveaway. It's for a 32GB iPad Pro and an Apple Pencil, and all you have to do to enter is register to receive our deal emails. It's that simple, so get on it! And good luck.


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11:12
Apple adds server API to CloudKit, unlocking new...

Apple has quietly added a server-side API to CloudKit, following an announcement on the developer news blog. This will enable developers to add a lot of functionality to apps powered by CloudKit, enabling developers to interact with the iCloud CloudKit database outside of user interaction with iOS, Mac or web apps. The web service API enables developers to run independent code on servers that can add, delete and modify records in the CloudKit stack.

Until now, interaction with CloudKit has been limited to the APIs Apple provided in apps. Although this was useful, it lacked the options for more advanced use — most modern apps rely on servers to perform tasks whilst users are away. With the addition of the...

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11:07
iPhone 6 users cite “Error 53” issue, Apple cracking...

Well, this is a royal mess.

A large number of iPhone 6 users are claiming that Apple’s latest operating system permanently disables the handset if it detects that a repair has been carried out by a non-Apple technician.

The issue, an “Error 53”, appears when the Touch ID button has been replaced by a “non-official” outfit or technician. The error, according to at least one report, “will kill your iPhone”.

The issue only comes to light when the latest version of Apple’s iPhone software, iOS 9, is installed. Indeed, the phone may have been working perfectly for weeks or months since a repair or being damaged.

Following installation of iOS 9, a growing number of people have watched in horror as their handset is rendered useless. Any photos or...

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10:52
XCOM 2 launches today worldwide with day-one Mac...

XCOM 2, a sequel to the popular XCOM game franchise’s original release, is launching today worldwide for both Mac and PC users, 2K and developer Firaxis announced.

The franchise has received a few releases and spin-offs for Mac and iOS in recent memory — and a refreshed version of the original XCOM: Enemy Unknown game in 2013 — but XCOM 2 is the first official sequel to the original 1994 XCOM: Enemy Unknown release. The game seems to be going over well with players with mostly 9 out of...

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10:47
Opinion: Apple should lead iOS feature adoption,...

There’s been a lot of conversation this week around the quality of Apple’s software and services, and yesterday’s brief App Store outage certainly didn’t help. It’s true that new services like Apple Music and iCloud Photo Library are improving but aren’t rock solid yet, but there are two things that currently sour the app experience for me.

First, Apple only does a so-so job of implementing new software features from operating system updates into their own apps. It’s too easy to rattle off a dozen examples. Second, major players like Facebook and YouTube don’t have first class apps that showcase new software features either, and this is where customers spend the most amount of time.

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10:41
This action-packed ski video was shot entirely on an...

With the advancement of compact camera technology, products like the GoPro have really taken off in terms of use in sports and other action-based activities. While the iPhone has almost always had one of the best mobile cameras, its adoption in those fields has been somewhat behind. Today, however, 25-year-old Nicolas Vuignier has shared an incredible video on YouTube showcasing himself skiing down a mountain in Sweden, with all of the footage being shot on an iPhone.

As you can see, this isn’t your normal shaky-cam ski video. This looks like it was shot with something a lot more professional than the iPhone. Throughout the video, Vuignier swings his iPhone around him...

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10:41
Rumor: Hulu could lose next-day streaming of TV shows

The Wall Street Journal reports that Time Warner is reportedly looking to buy 25% of Hulu's stock in an attempt to prevent the service from being able to stream current seasons of network and premium television.

The move is being done because the an American cable telecommunications company is worried that having access to next-day streaming will accelerate cord-cutting around the country, something that has become much more viable thanks to the various streaming services and devices like the Apple TV.

However, the WSJ also indicates that it’s not a condition for its investment. Even if they do purchase that equity share, they may not force Hulu to get rid of next-day streaming, the article adds.

When it comes to Time Warner, there are rumors that Apple wants to buy it....

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10:26
Apple to Supreme Court: You can Skip Samsung’s...

Apple doesn't think the U.S. Supreme Court needs to hear Samsung's appeal in their patent infringement fight, and said as much in documents filed on Thursday. Samsung is hoping to get the court to overturn a ruling that says it infringed on several Apple-owned mobile device patents.

The Mac Observer Spin: Samsung says letting the lower court's ruling stand will kill innovation, and Apple says there's no need for the Supreme Court to hear the case. I'm so ready for this patent infringement case to end.


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10:16
TMO Daily Observations 2016-02-05: Streaming the...

CBS is making it easy-and free-for anyone to watch the Super Bowl without needing a cable TV subscription or antenna. Dave Hamilton and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about streaming the big game through the CBS Sports app for the iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV, plus they dive into why John thinks Apple has failed with Time Machine.


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10:07
Apple acknowledges 'Error 53' glitch, says...

Apple on Friday publicly acknowledged an unusual "Error 53" message, triggered by updating an iPhone 6 to iOS 9 or later after having the phone's Touch ID sensor fixed by an unofficial technician.

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09:30
9to5Toys Last Call: Apple iPhone 6 Plus leather case...

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08:55
Apple confirms iPhone-killing “Error 53,” says it’s...

For months, some iPhone users have been running into a mysterious bug called “Error 53,” which can render some newer handsets unusable. Now, Apple has chimed in with an explanation.

With Error 53, some iPhone 6 and 6s users have found that their handsets no longer work after an iOS update. Stranger still, Apple’s support site barely documents the problem, lumping it in with other error codes that appear to be more easily resolved. As reported last year by The Daily Dot’s Mike Wehner, the only fix for Error 53 is to send the phone back to Apple and get a replacement.

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08:41
Apple Universal Search function now covers Fox Now,...

Apple has boosted its Universal Search option on the fourth-gem Apple TV a bit.

The Universal Search feature allows users to find content across multiple apps and services using text or Siri voice search. At launch, universal search worked with iTunes, Netflix, Hulu, HBO, and Showtime, but Apple promised to expand the feature to include additional content sources over time.

As of Thursday, the Universal Search feature now works with apps such as Fox Now, FXNOW and National Geographic. Apple also expanded universal search to include PBS and PBS Kids in January.

Universal search across iTunes, HBO GO, HBO NOW, Hulu, Netflix, PBS, PBS Kids, Showtime, Showtime Anytime, FOX NOW, FXNOW, and NAT GEO is limited to Apple TV users who are located in the...

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08:30
Mixpanel numbers show that iPhone 6 and newer models...

DATA VIA MIXPANEL

For developers who are trying to make best use of the powerful features built into the most recent models of iPhone, it's important to know just how many of those devices are in the wild. Mixpanel recently released some information showing that the iPhone 6 models (iPhone 6/6s/6 Plus/6s Plus) make up 61.41 percent of all of the iPhones in use.

Of the remainder, the iPhone 5s makes up a hefty 19.11 percent, showing that just over 80 percent of all iPhones in use have Touch ID installed. Whether or not every user is aware of that fact or uses Touch ID on a regular basis, it says a lot about the security of the iOS platform that 80 percent of the devices can benefit from biometric security.

Older iPhone 5 models -- the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5c -- are used by another 13.53 percent of users. Just 5.93 percent are still using iPhone 4 models, and the tiny remainder -- 0.04 percent -- are making calls...

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08:29
iTunes Movie Trailers app gets iPad Pro display...

Apple today has updated its iTunes Movie Trailers application with support for the higher-resolution display of the iPad Pro. The general interface, movie posters, and video playback now appear properly on the larger display. Unfortunately, this video-oriented Apple app did not gain iOS 9’s split-screen or picture-in-picture support this time around. Apple says that the update however includes the usual performance and bug fixes. The app and update are free on the App Store.

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08:27
Apple begins two new Apple Store iPhone incentive...

These could be two interesting moves on Apple’s part.

Apple is gearing up to launch a pair of new retail initiatives centered around the iPhone: an upgraded iPhone trade-in program for iPhones with damaged screens, cameras, or buttons, and a new program that allows Apple Retail Stores to install screen protectors on iPhones.

As of this week, Apple updated its Apple Store Reuse and Recycle iPhone trade-in program currently allows a customer to bring in an older iPhone model and trade it in for credit toward the purchase of a new iPhone model. The revised program will allow Apple Stores to give credit for iPhone 5s and iPhone 6/6 Plus units with damaged displays, cameras, and buttons within reason. Apple believes...

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08:26
Have Your iPhone 6 Repaired, Only To Get It Bricked...

New submitter Nemosoft Unv. writes: In case you had a problem with the fingerprint sensor or some other small defect on your iPhone 6 and had it repaired by a non-official (read: cheaper) shop, you may be in for a nasty surprise: error 53. What happens is that during an OS update or re-install the software checks the internal hardware and if it detects a non-Apple component, it will display an error 53 and brick your phone. Any photos or other data held on the handset is lost – and irretrievable. Thousands of people have flocked to forums to express their dismay at this. What's more insiduous is that the error may only appear weeks or months after the repair. Incredibly, Apple says this cannot be fixed by any hard- or software update, while it is clearly their software that causes the problem in the first place. And then you thought FTDI was being nasty ...

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08:08
Sharp takeover deal should be finalized by end of...

The Foxconn bid to take over Sharp is now only awaiting finalized details between the two parties, Foxconn's CEO Terry Gou told reporters on Friday, indicating that Innovation Network Corp. has indeed been cut out of the loop.

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07:57
Want to Watch the Super Bowl on Your iPad for Free?...

If you're a cord cutter who wants to watch the Super Bowl this Sunday, but don't feel like connecting an antenna to your TV just to watch a football game, there's an app for you. Even better, it's free, and so is watching the big commercial-fest on your iPhone, iPad, or fourth generation Apple TV.


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07:51
News: Report: Some third-party repairs ‘bricking’...

A new report from The Guardian notes that thousands of iPhone 6 users are claiming to have been left holding useless iPhones as a result of repairs carried out by non-Apple authorized technicians. According to the report, users who previously had iPhone 6 models repaired at unauthorized third-party service centers have encountered an “Error 53” when updating to iOS 9, leaving their devices locked in a completely unusable state. The problem…

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07:19
Apple Pay now supported by 1,000 U.S. card issuers

Apple 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 AppleInsider.

Apple Pay is usable at over two million locations, but to date, the number of supporting U.S. retail chains is still “a fraction of the number of issuers,” the article notes. This should improve somewhat this year, thanks to the addition of merchants like Au Bon Pain, Crate & Barrel, Chick-fil-A, JCPenney, Starbucks, and KFC.

Apple reached the 1,000 mark by adding 32 more entries to the Apple Pay roster. stores, Apple Pay works with iPhone 6s,...

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07:19
John Lasseter looks back on 30 years of Pixar

[VIDEO] 30 years of greatness.

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07:10
Apple Pay adds over 30 more banks across the U.S.

With Apple Pay continuing its ongoing rollout across U.S. banks and credit unions, Apple’s mobile payment service has added over 30 new partners. Here is the full list of new Apple Pay banks:

Anderson Brothers Bank, Bank & Trust Company, Bank of Labor, Bank of Yazoo, BankWest, Brown County State Bank, Busey Bank, Campbell & Fetter Bank, Central Bank of Oklahoma, Collinsville Savings Society, Core Bank, Covantage Credit Union, Diversified Members Credit Union, Farmington Bank, Florida Parishes Bank, Fort Worth Community Credit Union, Great Midwest Bank, Horizon Bank (not Horizon Bank, N.A.), Litchfield Bancorp, Luther Burbank Savings, Mississippi National Guard Federal Credit Union, Oregon Community Credit Union, Pathfinder Bank, Platinum...

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07:00
OS X Hidden Treasures: Services

It’s not new, and Apple doesn’t show it much love, but the ubiquitous Services menu can be a productivity powerhouse. Josh Centers explains how to use it and even how to make your own services.

 

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06:44
Canalys: the Apple Watch accounted for two-thirds of...

Apple dominated the smart watch market in 2015, accounting for over 12 million units and two-thirds of all shipments according to Canalys estimates. 

Samsung returned to second place in the fourth quarater, as the improved design of the Gear S2 saw a much better consumer reception than previous wearable efforts by the company, says the research group. Pebble came third and Huawei came fourth, establishing itself as the leading Android Wear vendor. 

Basic bands exceeded 37 million shipments for the year. Fitbit set a quarterly shipments record as it led the category. Xiaomi held second place, shipping 12 million Mi Bands during 2015.

“Cashing in on holiday sales, Apple managed to rack up over five million shipments in the fourth quarter,” according to Canalys analyst Jason Low. 

Strong holiday shipments for Fitbit, Apple and Garmin drove growth...

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06:41
Press button on Apple Watch, Tesla opens garage,...

[VIDEO] This is pretty cool. The future, it is here!

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06:37
News: Report: Apple to bid on NFL Thursday Night...

Apple plans to put in a bid for NFL Thursday Night Football streaming rights, according to a new report from Variety. A report late last year indicated that the NFL was accepting bids for streaming rights for the package, having sent formal requests for proposals to several major digital media players, including Apple, Amazon, Google, and Yahoo — although it was unclear at the time whether Apple actually had any plans to submit a bid in response…

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06:33
Final Cut Pro X Adds 4K Video Export for Apple...

Apple rolled out an update for Final Cut Pro X on late on Thursday that finally adds a 4K export option for the company's devices with UHD support. The 10.2.3 update also adds sharing support for the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, iPad Pro, and fourth generation Apple TV.


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06:31
Welcome back: Apple is the world’s most valuable...

Well, that didn’t last long. For a brief moment Google’s parent company, Alphabet, overtook Apple as the world’s most valuable company. But Apple has regain the top spot as the Cupertino, California-based company’s stocks have risen since Monday.

Shares are now trading up US$0.55 at $96.38, while Alphabet's share have dippedd. This puts Apple's market capitalization (or the value of all its shares together) at $534 billion compared to Alphabet's $508 billion.

Richard Windsor, an independent analyst at Radio Free Mobile,...

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06:30
Apple acknowledges that third-party home button...

The Guardian reports that Apple has acknowledged growing complaints that third-party repairs to the Touch ID home button of an iPhone 6 can brick the device when iOS is updated, and that it is a deliberate security feature.

There have been growing reports of an ‘...

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06:24
Forty-five percent of iPhone users think Android...

Say what? Forty-five percent of iPhone users say they believe Android phones are "more advanced" than iPhones, according to a survey of smartphone owners by OnePulse. Thirty-one percent disagreed while the rest were unsure, claims the company, which makes a mobile app that “connects people that have opinions with businesses that need opinions and want to pay you for them.”

The London start-up reportedly surveyed 1,500 iPhone and Android users via its app. As noted by the International Business Times, the results are "surprising" (and more than a little unbelievable to me) ...

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06:17
Apple Pay hits 1,000 US card issuers ahead of...

On Friday Apple 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.

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06:00
News: Daily Deal: Otterbox Defender Case for iPhone...

Today in iLounge Deals you can pick up the Otterbox Defender Case for iPhone 6/6S for only $24.99 — that’s almost 60% off the regular price. One of the most reliable and recognized brands in iPhone protection, Otterbox’s Defender case will help your iPhone withstand drops from ridiculous heights while protecting it against the elements.

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05:55
iOS: That Stupid [Bleep] Siri and Its [Bleep]...

If you're one of those people who has Siri calling you "your highness" or "Captain Magnificent" rather than your first name, then boy, are you going to love this tip. A Reddit user found a way to bleep out Siri, so you can have Apple's voice assistant call you "you massive stinking pile of BEEP" if you want. We accept no responsibility for the repercussions of having your boss hear your new nickname, though.


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05:53
BBC iPlayer iOS app updated to support Spotlight...

The BBC has updated its iPlayer app for iOS to support Spotlight searches and allow Handoff between devices.

Spotlight support means that you to search for BBC TV shows by swiping down from the homescreen, while Handoff allows you to seamlessly pick up where you left off when switching between devices. The BBC notes that it has also fixed a nasty bug.

In addition to all that good stuff, we’ve also included a fix for a particularly nasty crash on launch, and last but not least, you can now find an entire catalogue of iPlayer programmes for a channel via the A-Z option in the channel page.

The iPlayer app made it onto Apple TV back in December...

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05:30
AppleInsider podcast talks March event expectations...

On this week's episode of the AppleInsider podcast, Neil and Mikey riff on Apple's rumored March event, what a new patent filing could mean for Touch ID, a substantial legal win for patent troll VirnetX and much more. Bonus GoPro rant courtesy of Neil.

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05:00
Patent report: gaze-based gestures, beefed up Touch...

Apple files for — and is granted — lots of patents by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. Many are for inventions that never see the light of day. However, you never can tell which ones will materialize in a real product, so here are this week’s patent highlights: 

Apple has filed for a patent (number 20160034141) that would allow iOS and OS X devices to detect a “user gaze” and respond accordingly. The invention is for an electronic device with a display whose content can change based on changing context. 

For example, an autocorrect algorithm can automatically replace a typed word with a corrected word in a text field, generating a display event that causes the corrected word to be displayed instead of the typed word. Such a display event may be executed as soon as possible after its generation. However, a gaze detection device can obtain information that indicates a user is not looking at the typed word on the display. In such a situation,...

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04:54
How to watch Super Bowl 50 online for free on your...

Good news for cord-cutters in the U.S.: you can stream this year’s Super Bowl 50 without a cable TV subscription. The Panthers vs Broncos game kicks off at 6.30pm ET/3.30pm PT on Sunday 7th Feb, and watching it on your Apple device is as simple as downloading a free app or using the live web player …

To watch on Apple TV or iPad, download the free CBS Sports App. On a MacBook, use the CBS Sports Live Player on the web.

Although Apple is unlikely to do another iconic commercial like its 1984 ad (or cringe-worthy attempts...

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04:30
Whatever happened to Apple's iFrame?

When iMovie ’09 was introduced in, well, 2009, it also introduced iFrame, a new video format developed by Apple. So whatever happened to what the company was proposing as a new standard?

iFrame captured video at a resolution of 960 x 540 at 30 frames per second and uses a 16:9 aspect ratio (a la all the HD and DVD standards). It was slightly lower in quality than 720p and took up at least a little less space. iFrame worked with Mac and PC video-editing applications such as iMovie '09 and used industry-standard codecs such as MP4, H.264, AAC and QuickTime. 

According to Apple at the time, "iFrame is designed to make importing and editing video fast and easy without taking up a lot of space on your hard drive.” Devin Coldewey for CrunchGear wasn't impressed. 

"[iFrame] is nothing but a resolution and wrapper. So why am I losing my mind over it? Because the way iFrame is being...

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04:00
Abyss: the Wraiths of Eden is swimmingly good fun...

Abyss: the Wraiths of Eden is a fun puzzle-solving/adventure/hidden object game that's available for Mac OS X (which is the version I'm reviewing) and iOS. It's available at the Mac App Store for US$6.99, and for the iPad and iPhone (free, but with in-app purchases) at the Apple App Store. 

Gameplay is simple and intuitive, supplemented by an on-screen tutorial, guide and a "jump map" (in causal and advanced, but not expert, modes) that will tell you when there are things that need to be done in certain areas. Beyond the ease in getting up and running (or swimming in this case), my favorite part of the game is the underwater setting, which is presented in vibrant, lush graphics. Plus, the game "auto-adjusts" to widescreen mode, which is also pretty cool.

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03:59
Final Cut Pro updated with 4k export to Apple...

Apple has updated Final Cut Pro to allow 4k video to be exported to compatible Apple devices, with sharing support also added for the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Pro and 4th-gen Apple TV. The sharing window also now supports multiple YouTube accounts …

Canon C300 MkII owners will also be pleased to see support for the camera’s XF-AVC format. Smaller enhancements include the ability to assign both video and audio effects to a keyboard shortcut, faster opening of libraries stored on a SAN and a number of bug fixes.

Companion apps Motion and Compressor have also been updated with similar support for the latest Apple devices as well as the usual bug fixes.

Final Cut Pro costs $299.99...

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03:23
iPlayer now lets you search shows from your iOS home...

Boot up your iPhone or iPad today and you'll notice a fresh BBC iPlayer update in the UK App Store. The latest version adds support for Spotlight search, meaning you can swipe down from the top of your home screen and type in favourites like Doctor W...

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Thursday February 4

19:20
Apple to Accept Some Cracked Screens in iPhone Trade...

Apple will begin accepting some iPhones with cracked screens in an expansion tot he company's iPhone trade-in program. Online reports say Apple will also begin offering in-store installation of screen protectors.

The Mac Observer Spin: Neither change is going to dramatically increase the success of Apple's fleet of stores, but incremental improvements and the reduction of friction points will contribute to the overall vitality of the company's retail business.


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19:14
Apple begins rolling out screen protector...

Earlier today we reported that Apple was partnering with one screen protector company, likely Belkin, to offer professional installations of screen protectors done by machines. Now, a report from MacOtakara says that Apple has started rolling out its screen protector installation service in Japan and that it has in fact partnered with Belkin to do so, just as we reported this morning.

Apple Stores in Japan have implemented the Belkin TrueClear Pro system in order to perform the screen protector application process. Belkin details the process in a support...

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18:38
Tim Cook Says iPad Will Return to Growth, iPhone...

Apple CEO Tim Cook and COO Jeff Williams told Apple employees on Thursday that its iPad product line will return to growth by the end of 2016. According to 9to5Mac, the two executives participated in a town hall meeting with Apple employees. In addition to the iPad comments, they said Apple Watch was one of the âhottestâ holiday gifts, with sales surpassing the original iPhone launch of 2007 (which is a mostly irrelevant comparison, but interesting nonetheless). Other highlights include a bright future for Apple TV and the living room, the possibility of expanding more Apple services outside of Apple's hardware ecosystem (i.e. to Android), more leave benefits to employees, and a big step towards insuring all of its smelted metals are conflict-free. Check out Mark Gurman's report for more info.

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18:26
Japan Apple Stores roll out iPhone screen protector...

Apple Stores in Japan are now offering screen protector installations using dedicated TrueClear Pro machines made by Belkin, with prices ranging from 2,180 yen to 4,280 yen (about $19 to $37) depending on material and size.

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17:52
Great View of 5th Ave. Apple Store Cube

Instagram user @krissyhotdogs has taken another great photo of the 5th Ave. Apple Store Cube. I've been following her on Instagram for years (she's a great photographer), and every once in a while she offers us a great view of this astounding glass entrance. Check it out.

A photo posted by kristin (@krissyhotdogs) on Feb 3, 2016 at 5:12am PST


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17:29
Apple updates Final Cut Pro X, Compressor and Motion...

Apple on Thursday rolled out a trio of updates for its pro-level video editing suite, bumping versions of Final Cut Pro X, Compressor and Motion with feature additions and numerous bug fixes.

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17:17
Apple Overtakes Google/Alphabet as Most Valuable...

Apple retook the title of world's most valuable company, a title briefly lost to Alphabet-the holding company that owns Google-earlier in the week. At the market's close on Thursday, Apple's market cap stood at $534.4 billion, while Alphabet's rose to $503.3 billion.


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17:04
Apple asks Supreme Court not to hear Samsung’s...

In the patent battle that feels as if it will never end, Apple has today asked the Supreme Court not to review Samsung’s latest appeals request in the two companies’ ongoing patent feud. Back in December, it was announced that Apple and Samsung had reached a $548 million settlement, but with a catch. Samsung said in its part of the agreement that it reserved the right to reclaim reimbursement should any position of the trial be modified…

Then, Samsung announced that it was taking the legal battle to the U.S. Supreme Court and asked it to hear an appeal of the case. Specifically, Samsung wants the U.S. Supreme Court to review design patents and the notion...

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16:44
Apple to allow broken screens on trade-in iPhones,...

Apple Stores will soon reportedly adopt two new measures related to the problem of cracked iPhone screens, including allowing some broken iPhones into its Reuse and Recycle trade-in program, and offering installation of purchased screen protectors.

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15:54
Apple said to be in negotiations with the NFL for ‘...

According to a new report from Variety, Apple is among the tech companies negotiating with the NFL for digital rights to Thursday Night Football. Earlier this month, the National Football League inked deals with CBS and NBC to divide the TV rights for Thursday games over the next two seasons, but streaming to non-subscribers was not included in that deal.

In addition to Apple, Google, Amazon, and Verizon’s Go90 are also included in the NFL’s talks. Following the announcement of the deal with CBS and NBC, the NFL confirmed that it is “in active discussions with prospective digital partners” and expects to have a deal reached within the next “several weeks.”

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15:31
Rumor: Apple interested in digital nights for NFL ‘...

The National Football League is shopping digital rights for “Thursday Night Football” games — and Apple, Amazon, Google, and Verizon’s Go90 are among those interested, reports Variety,  quoting unnamed “industry sources.”

The NFL announced two-year TV broadcast deals with CBS and NBC on Monday to divvy up the Thursday matches, with each network securing rights to five. Now the league is “in active discussions with prospective digital partners” for global over-the-top streaming rights to the same games. The NFL didn’t say what companies those were, but “multiple sources” tell Variety that Apple, Amazon, Google, and Verizon are among the players expected to put in bids for the marquee property.

Last month Reuters, quoting...

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15:16
A huge X-ray system is scanning entire trucks at...

A massive truck-based X-ray system and 32-mile ban on drones are two of the security measures in place for Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara.

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15:10
AWT News Update: February 4, 2016

It's a short and sweet podcast today, covering some news about an Apple "all-hands meeting" that was held after the earnings call last week. Key points include:

  • Apple expects to start moving employees into Apple Campus 2 in January of 2017
  • The company will now provide paid leave for caring for an ill family member
  • All metals used in the products since early 2015 are either certified as conflict-free or as coming from smelters that are in the process of being certified.
  • Tim Cook sees potential for continued growth and sales of iPhone

Text is below. No video simulcast of the recording was made today.

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14:43
∞ Finding new music with Apple Music

I’ve been very vocal about the problems I’ve had with Apple Music since it was released, but the service has improved quite a bit over the last couple of months, so I should be just as vocal about that. One of the more significant improvements I’ve found is with Apple’s built-in radio stations. In fact, it’s changed how I listen to music. [...]

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14:30
Why Apple’s Time Machine Utterly Fails User Needs

Apple's Time Machine backup system was born in a time when Apple realized that customers weren't routinely backing up their Macs. So a simple, stopgap system, with some novel features, was devised for the novice user. Unfortunately, over the years, the app hasn't progressed and kept pace with modern user needs. Today, most every tech writer says: Use it, but don't trust it completely. This is unfortunate.


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14:17
Pay What You Want: Leawo Media-Pro Mac Bundle

Check out the Leawo Media-Pro Mac Bundle, a collection of five Mac apps to help you manage your media. Clean up your song files, rip DVDs, convert DVDs, and more. This is one of our pay-what-you-want deals, too. Pay anything, and you'll get Music Recorder for Mac. Beat the average price-$9.18 as of this writing-and you'll get all five apps. Make the leaderboard at any time during the deal's run, and you'll get an entry into a drawing, and 10 percent of the profit goes to Save the Children. Cool, eh?


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14:08
Opinion: How Apple Pay has changed in year one, and...

We learned this week that Apple Pay has reached a new milestone with 2 million locations accepting the iPhone and Apple Watch-based mobile wallet. This an impressive climb for the service that launched with just over 220,000 locations on board in fall 2014, but what does it look like in everyday use and what’s next for Apple Pay?

For me personally, the Apple Pay rollout was pretty smooth starting in October 2014. I already had an iPhone 6 so I updated the software that turned on Apple Pay and was able to add my debit card. Luckily I already banked with one of the handful of major partners signed up so I could start paying with my iPhone from day one; Apple has since added nearly 1,000...

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14:04
Apple TV gains Siri + universal search for Fox Now,...

When Apple initially announced the fourth-generation Apple TV, the company made a point to focus on a new feature called universal search. This capability allows users to perform a single search using Siri or the Search app and see content across multiple channels. Until today, the feature was limited to Netflix, iTunes, Hulu, PBS, PBS Kids, Showtime, Showtime Anytime, HBO Go and HBO Now, but now, three new apps have gained support for universal search: Nat Geo TV, Fox Now, and FXNow.

With support for universal search having been added to these apps, their content will now appear in search results done using the Siri or Search app interfaces. For instance, if you say “Siri, show me The Simpsons,” Fox Now and FXNow are now listed as...

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13:53
Google to Put Self-Driving Cars Through Rainy-Day...


Google on Wednesday announced that it has chosen Kirkland, Washington, as the next location to test its self-driving cars. It picked Kirkland as the third test city to give the cars more experience driving in new environments, traffic patterns and road conditions, the company said. Google has conducted testing mainly at or near its campus in Mountain View, California. Last year it expanded to Austin, Texas. Its self-driving cars have racked up 1.4 million miles, the company said, adding that people in Kirkland soon may be able to catch a glimpse of the latest test vehicle, a Lexus RX450h.

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13:45
Notable apps and app updates for February 4, 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.

OS X apps/updates

One of my favorite OS X apps just got better. Day One, the journaling app that has been out for five years now on both OS X and iOS, has been upgraded to an all-new product called Day One 2: Journal + Notes (US$39.99, introductory price of $19.99). The new app lets you create multiple journals, add multiple photos per entry, and syncs through the various versions on different devices through a free sync service that is incredibly fast. There are now list, photo, map and calendar views; the map view can be powerful in following up on trip journals. There's still a classic version, but if you're...

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13:31
Apple expands universal search on the Apple TV

Universal search, which allows users to find content across multiple apps and services using text or Siri voice search, has expanded for the fourth generation Apple TV, according to MacRumors.

When it debuted, universal search only worked with iTunes, Netflix, Hulu, HBO, and Showtime, but Apple promised to expand the feature. MacRumors says Apple has lived up to its word. It’s been expanded to cover FOX NOW, FXNOW, and National Geographic. Apple also expanded universal search to include PBS and PBS Kids in January.

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13:09
Rumor: Apple to offer upgraded iPhone trade-in...

According to 9to5Mac, Apple plans to offer an upgraded iPhone trade-in program for iPhones with damaged screens, cameras, or buttons, and a program that allows Apple Retail Stores to install screen protectors on iPhones.

Currently, the Apple Store Reuse and Recycle iPhone trade-in program lets you bring in an older iPhone and trade it in for credit toward the purchase of a new model. However, iPhones with cracked displays, or broken cameras and buttons need not apply. That may be about to change.

9to5Mac says that, starting this week, the updated program will allow Apple Stores to give credit for iPhone 5s and iPhone 6/6 Plus units with damaged displays, cameras, and buttons within reason. Apple believes that this new program will encourage new iPhone upgrades versus a standard iPhone screen repair, the article...

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13:09
News: Apple to begin taking broken iPhones for trade...

Apple is planning to launch two new retail initiatives for iPhone users, according to a new report by 9to5Mac. The first is an enhancement to the company’s Reuse and Recycle Program that it launched two years ago, allowing customers to bring in an older iPhone model to trade it in and receive credit toward the purchase of a new iPhone. Starting this week, in addition to working iPhone models, Apple will now begin accepting iPhone 5s, iPhone…

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12:52
Review: Edifier MP700 Rave Portable Bluetooth Speaker

MP700 Rave ($230) is a new portable Bluetooth speaker from Edifier with a distinctive aluminum handle and grill. For a Bluetooth speaker, MP700 Rave is mid-range in both size and price. Edifier packed two 70mm drivers, two 19mm tweeters, and three passive radiators into MP700 Rave for a total power output of 36W. The speaker uses Bluetooth 4.0, aptX, and DSP electronic frequency control, and it's also splashproof and dustproof. Edifier claims MP700 Rave can get up to 8 hours of use — unfortunately, there's no battery level on the speaker itself, or any battery indicator on the iPhone during play. MP700 Rave ships with an audio cable, and an AC adapter for recharging the speaker.{/exp:char_limit}
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12:34
Patent application hints at greater use,...

This could lead to something interesting.

A recently published patent application describes how the Touch ID home button could gain additional functionality, allowing it to perform different actions in response to different fingerprints, as well as adding pressure sensors to provide it with 3D Touch type functionality.

The patent hints at how it might allow different fingerprints to access a device, but restrict their access to particular apps and for a limited time. The obvious application here would be allowing a child to use only specific apps and/or limit the time they are allowed to use a device.

A previous Apple patent described how a specific finger could be used to activate a ‘panic button’ feature.

Pressure sensors could also determine...

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12:32
Apple Music quietly launches for users in Turkey

Since first launching its new Apple Music subscription streaming service for users last June, and bringing it to China in September, Apple has been slowly bringing it to more countries behind the scenes. Today, Turkey is the latest to get access as the service quietly launches for users in the country.

Local blog macReports got word from Apple about the official launch and the company’s local website in the country is also now advertising the service. Apple Music in Turkey is available for 9.99 TL per month...

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12:09
Apple launching new broken iPhone upgrade, screen...

Apple is gearing up to launch a pair of new retail initiatives centered around the iPhone: an upgraded iPhone trade-in program for iPhones with damaged screens, cameras, or buttons, and a new program that allows Apple Retail Stores to install screen protectors on iPhones.

The Apple Store Reuse and Recycle iPhone trade-in program currently allows a customer to bring in an older iPhone model and trade it in for credit toward the purchase of a new iPhone model. The main exception since the launch of the program is that this does not apply toward older iPhones with cracked displays, or broken cameras and buttons. That’s about to change …

Starting this week, the updated program will allow Apple Stores to give credit for iPhone 5s and iPhone 6/6 Plus units with damaged displays, cameras, and buttons within reason. Apple...

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