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Friday April 24

15:29
Bushel: Free easy-to-use cloud-based tool for Apple...

My thanks to Bushel for sponsoring The Loop this week. For some people, IT is a task and not a career. Bushel is a simple-to-use cloud-based tool that anyone can leverage to manage the Apple devices in their workplace. Bushel allows you to easily set-up and protect all of the Apple devices that you distribute to your team, or those that your team already has. Provide access to company email accounts, automatically install work apps to every device all at once, and separate and protect your team’s personal data from company data. And if a device is ever lost or stolen, you can even remotely lock it or wipe company data completely. Do all of this and much more, without any help from IT. All wrapped into one seamless interface so you can manage those Apple devices when you want, wherever you are. Bushel makes the complex simple, so you can focus on what matters most, all while taking back your nights and weekends. Your first three devices are free forever, and each additional device...

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14:31
Level up with “Take Control of the Mac Command Line...

The second edition of Joe Kissell’s “Take Control of the Mac Command Line with Terminal” adds 50 pages with more advanced topics and showcases 52 real-world “recipes” for tasks that are better done at the command line. It’s an essential reference for any Mac user who wants to work more effectively with Unix commands.

 

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13:29
The Week in iOS Apps: Laughs and inspiration

Laughs and inspiration

This week’s roundup includes apps to inspire you, help you reach your goals, and even have a chuckle or two along the way.

Clear

Somewhere in your past is a tweet that will someday come back to haunt you. Clear for iOS connects to your social media accounts, hunts down and flags questionable posts, and lets you immediately delete them. Going for a job interview? Running for president? You might want this app.

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12:59
Apple Watch Launches

An anonymous reader writes: The Apple Watch's release date has arrived: retailers around the world have quietly begun putting them on their shelves, and customers are beginning to receive their shipments. Reviews have been out for a while, including thoughtful ones from John Gruber and Nilay Patel. Apple has published a full user guide for the software, and iFixit has put up a full teardown to take a look at the hardware. They give it a repairability score of 5 out of 10, saying that the screen and battery are easily replaced, but not much else is. Though Apple designated the watch "water-resistant" rather than "waterproof", early tests show it's able to withstand a shower and a swim in the pool without failing. Ars has an article about the difficulty of making games for the Apple Watch, and Wired has a piece detailing its creation.


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12:53
Apple Watch products that will make people hate you...

People hate you. They see that Apple Watch on your wrist and they hate you because they don’t have one. But don’t let the haters stop you from proudly wearing your Apple Watch. In fact, you should go one step further. Pimp that Watch like it’s nobody’s business. All you need are the right accessories, and they’re right here.

Brikk Lux Watch Omni

Brikk Lux Watch Omni, for the understated gentleman

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12:41
Apps: Does not Commute, Pursuit of Light, Tiltagon,...

New Games Does not Commute (free) — We were pretty impressed with Mediocre’s efforts last year on their Smash Hit game (no pun intended), so naturally we were intrigued by their latest new title. While a big departure from last year’s game, Does not Commute is fun and interesting in its own right, and its clear that Mediocre has put some nice depth and creativity into it. The premise seems deceptively simple — navigate a car through…

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12:29
News: Apple Watch unboxing gallery posted

iLounge has posted an unboxing gallery for the Apple Watch. In a full photo gallery, we take a closer look at the device, along with some comparison photos between the 38mm and 42mm Sport models.

We’ll be putting the device through the paces throughout the weekend, so be sure to check back for our full review on Monday....

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12:15
Apple Watch App Store live, iOS store updated

Apple has made the Watch App Store live in the Watch iPhone app, with "more than 3000" apps ready to go, according to The Wall Street Journal. To start browsing, simply launch the Watch app for iOS (it's installed with iOS 8.3) and tap the "Featured" icon in the bottom toolbar.

To "install" an app on your Watch, you actually install it on your iPhone, which takes care of the rest. You can identify an iPhone app that supports the Apple Watch in several ways. First, you'll see "Offers Apple Watch App for iPhone" just beneath an app's title in the store:

You'll also find screenshots of the app running on the Watch:

Have fun exploring the store and your Watch this weekend. Looking for some killer apps to get started with? Don't miss our ...

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12:00
Accessible Apple: Apple Watch Setup with VoiceOver,...

Introduction

Earlier, I detailed how to get an Apple Watch Try-on Appointment if you have an interest in looking at the device's accessibility features. In this installment, I will detail some tips and tricks to help VoiceOver users completing the pairing process used for linking an Apple Watch with an iPhone.

Background

I was originally going to write an end-to-end guide on pairing the Apple Watch with an iPhone. However, before I could, Twitter user Caitlin McMarrow pointed me to Apple's Apple Watch VoiceOver Setup guide. I will dedicate the remainder of this guide to address tips and tricks I found while pairing an Apple Watch with an iPhone 6.

Pairing With VoiceOver

My notes below are written to...

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11:30
Apple Watch 101: Unpacking, pairing, and poking


The Apple Watch Sport comes in a long rectangular case. From what we've seen, watches with loop bands are shipping in square boxes, and Apple Watch Editions come in fancy leather charging cases.

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Our Apple Watch arrived this morning.

However you feel about smart watches as a concept or the Apple Watch in particular, the fact of the matter is that this wearable already has momentum behind it by virtue of being a brand-new product from the world's biggest consumer electronics company. Developers...

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11:30
Video: Apple Watch unboxing and pairing process

In between doing the happy dance around my house this morning, I've been busy receiving, unboxing, and grabbing video of a 42mm Space Gray Apple Watch (Aluminum Sport Edition). The unboxing was performed live on Periscope and became part of the video below, which the pairing was performed afterward. 

Enjoy watching this short video, and please let me know if you have any questions or comments.

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11:28
My first hour with Apple Watch: Unboxing, pairing,...

It arrived earlier than I expected, a narrow rectangular box with nothing particularly special or Apple-like about it. But that nondescript brown package belied the brilliant white box inside, which contained an equally bright 38mm Apple Watch Sport with silver aluminum face and blindingly white band.

I gingerly lifted the Watch out of the box, much like I’ve done with new iPhones, not wanting to scuff or smudge the device in any way. There’s really nothing like a gleaming new gadget that hasn’t been yet been marred by dirty hands. (Yeah, my Watch face is already covered in fingerprints.)

Apple is offering personal setup appointments online and in-store for people who want a little extra assistance, but setting up your own Apple Watch is even more simple than getting started with an iPhone.

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11:00
Apple World Today's Great Big Guide to Apple...

The Apple Watch is on its way to customers who, like me, are anxiously awaiting the arrival of Apple’s next breakthrough device. The debut of the new hardware also brings with it a fresh round of innovation in the App Store as Apple opened up the Watch for developers to utilize in their apps.

In the months since the Watch's annoucnemnt, developers worldwide have been thinking creatively about the device and how it can be used to enhance the lives of millions of customers who will be wearing the device on their wrist. Here are some of the early Watch apps that are the culmination of this creative coding. Each app one listed below will be available for you to download and check out as soon as that Watch is up and running on your wrist.

Communication

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10:56
Apple revamps Apple Watch Bands website to make...

Apple has updated the watch bands page on its website to provide an easier selection process for potential buyers. The page now lists each individual band under its own section with a brief description and price. Shoppers will then be able to select an appropriately-sized band for their watch.

Previously the site looked like any other collection on the store with a grid view that featured little more than a photo. The new design gives users a closer look at the clasp of the band without the watch hardware present.

The old bands page

For watch bands that are available in multiple colors, like the Sport, Leather Loop, and Modern Buckle, users can use a color selector below the image to change the design. In the old...

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10:50
Apple Offers Online Personal Setup Assistance for...

Apple is taking its online-focused launch for Apple Watch a step farther by offering buyers Personal Setup sessions through their computer. Apple Watch owners scheduled to receive their new smartwatch today started receiving emails touting the Web-based setup help along with a link to sign up for a time slot.


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10:22
TMO Daily Observations 2015-04-24: Getting Inside...

It's Apple Watch delivery day, which means we finally get to see what's inside Apple's brand new smartwatch. Bryan Chaffin and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet talk about how Apple designed the insides of the Apple Watch, and debunk the idea that Apple designed an internal-upgradable device. They also explain how to navigate the Apple Watch interface, and Bryan gives us a great musical interlude.


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10:00
Critical HTTPS bug may open 25,000 iOS apps to...

At least 25,000 iOS apps available in Apple's App Store contain a critical vulnerability that may completely cripple HTTPS protections designed to prevent man-in-the-middle attacks that steal or modify sensitive data, security researchers warned.

As was the case with a separate HTTPS vulnerability reported earlier this week that affected 1,500 iOS apps, the bug resides in AFNetworking, an open-source code library that allows developers to drop networking capabilities into their iOS and OS X apps. Any app that uses a version of AFNetworking prior to the just-released 2.5.3 may expose data that's trivial for hackers to monitor or modify, even when it's protected by the secure sockets layer (...

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10:00
Accessible Apple: Apple Watch Try-Ons, The Complete...

Introduction

This is the first in a mini-series of posts on the Apple Watch's accessibility features. In this installment, I will look at Apple's newly implemented solution for offering accessible Apple Watch Try-ons.

Background

As I hinted in my article detailing the inaccessibility of the Apple Store's demo watches and in a later piece where I looked at the workaround discovered to enable some accessibility features on the demo units, Apple has been hard at work developing an experience plan for users interested in the Apple Watch's accessibility features. I am pleased to report that this plan goes into effect today, April 24...

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09:30
Apple offers online personal Watch setup

Apple has been sending emails to customers scheduled to receive their Apple Watch today, urging them to schedule an online Watch setup with an employee. Apple describes the service thusly:

"It’s a video session where we show you how to set up Apple Watch with your iPhone, walk you through some key features, and answer your questions. We’ll also point out some great apps, and help you personalize your device."

To partipate, you must have an Apple Watch, an iPhone 5 or later and a computer or iPad to view the video. Apple's email includes instructions for booking a session. 

Apple has done One-on-One sessions for customers at Apple Stores, but this is the first I've seem offer such...

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09:07
Apple Watch teardown findings: 205 mAh battery,...

The Apple Watch is surprisingly easy to repair in some ways, but don’t expect to upgrade the internals over time.

That’s the conclusion from iFixit’s Apple Watch teardown. While dismantling Apple’s first smartwatch didn’t turn up any major surprises, it did clarify a few details that Apple isn’t so eager to discuss on its own.

For instance, the 38mm Apple Watch has a 205 mAh battery, which is much smaller than the 300 mAh batteries inside Motorola’s Moto 360 and Samsung’s Gear S smartwatches. Still, Apple is managing to squeeze 18 hours of typical runtime from the Watch, partly because the AMOLED display remains off when it’s not in use, and only lights up individual pixels as needed. (Apple says the 42 mm Watch should last a bit longer, but the exact battery size is still a mystery.)

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09:00
Three great apps for tracking a package

It's Apple Watch day! Many people will receive their shiny new Apple Watches today while many more will play the waiting game. Apple hit the April 24 delivery target for quite a few customers, while others still have weeks of waiting ahead of them. This post is for the latter group.

There are many apps available for tracking a package, and these are our favorites by far.

Deliveries ($4.99, universal) has been my favorite for years. It offers support for more than 25 delivery services, including UPS, FedEx, USPS, Amazon and more. Pending deliveries are color-coded to match each services's branding, so it's easy to see what's coming from UPS (brown), FedEx (purple) and so on at a glance. Deliveries also supports the Today widget in iOS 8's notification center. It's a great little app.

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09:00
Sky Guide for Apple Watch brings space to your wrist

Every 90 minutes and some change, the International Space Station (ISS) completes a circuit of the Earth. Two Seattle developers want you to remember the wonder of humanity’s continuous presence in space for nearly 15 years, and raise your wrist and wave digitally.

Chris Laurel and Nick Risinger of Fifth Star Labs are among the early adopters of WatchKit, and support all the possible interactions in their first Watch-ready release. Sky Guide was one of the first apps Apple advertised as supporting Apple Watch, and the two started work on special features the day WatchKit was released.

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08:35
Billings Pro on Apple Watch

There are a ton of apps coming out for Apple Watch, but if you’re a business user, you might want to take a look at Billings Pro.

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07:51
iFixit: Replacing the Apple Watch’s battery is easy...

For as much as we've heard about the Apple Watch in the last month, we've heard almost nothing about the stuff that makes it (figuratively) tick. Apple mentioned the S1 "System in Package" back in September when it unveiled the watch, but the company has said almost nothing about it since, and we didn't know anything about battery capacity or the other components. Today, the teardown mages at iFixit have answered at least a few questions in their teardown of a 38 mm Apple Watch Sport, though concrete information about the S1's inner workings continues to elude us.

Some components were actually fairly easy to remove and replace. Though it's difficult to disconnect the display cable, the watch...

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07:35
∞ Deconstructing an Apple Watch emoticon

Taking apart one of the Apple Watch animated emoticons, all from my Mac with no special tools.

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07:27
Australian users test Apple Watch, find unit is more...

The Apple Watch is apparently a bit more waterproof than had been imagined.

After snagging their Apple Watch units, a few Aussie Apple Watch buyers over at FoneFox put the wearable through a variety of waterproof tests to see how much moisture the unit could take before failure.

The first test is a basic splash test followed by a five minute simulated shower complete with shampoo and soap, at the end of which the Apple Watch comes out noticeably unscathed and completely responsive to inputs on both its touch interface and digital crown. It should be pointed out that all of the tests were completed with a 38mm Apple Watch Sport.

Upon...

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07:09
iFixit begins teardown, analysis of Apple Watch

It’s the teardown you’ve been waiting for.

The coolest of felines over at iFixit finally got their mitts on an Apple Watch and a full teardown reveals that the much-vaunted heart rate monitor is actually capable of acting as a pulse oximeter, allowing it to calculate the oxygen content of your blood by measuring how much infrared light is absorbed. This feature could become useful in future generations, but is not yet utilized in the first generation of the Apple Watch.

The teardown revealed that even the antenna connecting the Digital Crown to the rest of the watch is apparently made of gold, even on the low end models of the device.

iFixit’s efforts demonstrate the...

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06:58
∞ An Android fan’s take on Google vs Apple

Take a look at what is buried on Google Maps in the north-east corner of Pakistan.

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06:00
The promise—and massive challenge—of making games...

When the iPhone was first announced in 2007, Apple didn't sell the pocket computer as a gaming device. Many observers were skeptical the smartphone would ever become an important part of the game industry, scoffing at its lack of physical buttons and limited hardware power compared to handhelds like Sony's PlayStation Portable. The App Store that would make games widely available on the device wasn't even available until the follow-up iPhone 3G, released one year later.

Of course, the iPhone (and its smartphone ilk) is one of the most important platforms in the gaming business today, with hundreds of thousands of titles ranging from casual megahits to hardcore console ports to indie darlings to forgettable shovelware and everything in between. The phone's role in the market has become so important that...

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05:47
Apple Watch release brings debut of all-new folding...

Apple has turned its penchant for slimness to the famously brick-like U.K. power plug, replacing its old fixed-pins model with an all-new version featuring folding pins and a more rounded design.

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05:35
Apple Watch found to be compliant with Qi wireless...

The inductive charging capabilities of the Apple Watch are based on the established Qi open standard, as shown by the fact that the Apple Watch charger works with the competing Moto 360 smartwatch.

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04:41
Apple debuts three new ads showing Apple Watch use...

Commemorating the launch of the Apple Watch on Friday, Apple launched three new ads showcasing how the device can be useful in normal daily life situations.

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03:50
Apple Watch launch in Paris greeted with long line...

Apple is introducing its new Watch across a limited number countries today, but only a few stores will have the device available for sale. Among that short list is Colette, a fashion boutique just a few blocks from Apple's own retail store at Carrousel, beneath the Louvre.

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03:48
The Apple Watch is out and more goodies are coming...

The Apple Watch is out and more goodies are coming our way…

Whether or not you will be wearing a brand new Apple Watch today, you can feast your eyes with this incredible variety of accessories, stands, band adapters, cases, screen protectors, and other creative solutions for your wrist.

Adappt

Developed by four Italian students, the Adappt ($9 to $3,450) is a sturdy, fashionable adapter that lets you use wristbands other than the Apple’s original models.

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03:45
Staff Picks: 8 Apple Watch apps we can't wait...

The Apple Watch’s killer app is, well, its apps—nearly 3,000 available on launch day. While we don’t want to clutter our watch home screens with apps we’ll never use, the Macworld staff did find some gems waiting to work with the go-to apps we’re already using on our phones every single day. These are the apps we can’t wait to use on our wrists.

One note about screenshots: Apple Watch apps typically have dark backgrounds that blend seamlessly into the black bezel around the Apple Watch’s screen. That means developers can place text and graphics right up to the edge of the screen, instead of leaving padding (since the bezel acts as the padding). If a screenshot looks oddly designed seen on its own here, chances are it’ll look just fine in context on the watch itself.

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03:04
Shop different: What's a new product launch...

There was a time when Apple launches didn’t light up headlines around the web. When the original iPod was released back in November of 2001, for example, the only people lining up were at Apple Stores in Littleton, Colorado, and Newport Beach, California—and most of them weren’t looking to fork over $399 for an mp3 player. They just wanted one of the free grand-opening T-shirts.

But ever since the iPhone, Apple launches have become major events, prompting long, snaking lines, week-long camp-outs, and blocked-out vacation days for Apple Store employees. Lines and crowds have become so commonplace that Apple routinely sets up rope stanchions and orders cases of water to keep things orderly.

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00:39
Shipping times for Apple's 15" MacBook Pro...

Days after apparent supply constraints slowed ship times for certain Apple's 15-inch MacBook Pro models to 1-2 weeks, the Online Apple Store on Friday extended those estimates to 2-3 weeks.

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Thursday April 23

23:42
References to 'iTunes Subscription' pop up...

References to a heretofore unknown "iTunes Subscription" service showed up in the iTunes desktop client on Friday, potentially revealing a few details of a rumored Apple-branded streaming music solution said to launch sometime this year.

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20:59
Apple Watch gets teardown treatment, unannounced...

Just hours after Apple Watch first reached early-bird buyers in Australia, a device teardown hit the Web revealing a litany of miniature parts and an unannounced data port thought to be used for diagnostics work.

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20:55
iFixit tears down the Apple Watch Sport revealing...

As the Apple Watch slowly starts arriving to customers, the folks at iFixit have gotten their hands on the device and have started the teardown process. As usual, the site has shared detailed images of the teardown process and anecdotes along the way.

The images give us the first look inside Apple Watch Sport, including a look at the Taptic Engine and Digital Crown. iFixit also notes that the antenna features Apple’s classic gold treatment as also seen on the...

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20:55
iFixit tears down the Apple Watch Sport revealing...

As the Apple Watch slowly starts arriving to customers, the folks at iFixit have gotten their hands on the device and have started the teardown process. As usual, the site has shared detailed images of the teardown process and anecdotes along the way.

The images give us the first look inside Apple Watch Sport, including a look at the Taptic Engine and Digital Crown. iFixit also notes that the antenna features Apple’s classic gold treatment as also seen on the...

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19:46
Cablevision offers 'Cord Cutter' packages...

It looks like Cablevision is covering all of its bases. Today the company announced "Cord Cutter" packages that include a free digital antenna and access to its Optimum WiFi network. Additionally, Cablevision is offering the option of adding HBO Now ...

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18:19
Customers line up at boutique fashion retailers,...

Prospective Apple Watch buyers are queuing up outside high-end fashion outlets scheduled carry the device on launch day, an odd scene for those accustomed to seeing those same lines at Apple's own stores for a big product debut.

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16:53
Visual Primer for Navigating Apple Watch

Apple Watch is very nearly here, and in the meantime you can check out how the interactions fit together using the latest episode of the Maccast and an image created by a Reddit user showing how the interface is used in different situations.


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16:00
AWT News Update: April 23, 2015

On today's podcast:

  • Apple Watch shipping notices were sent out to a good number of early pre-order customers today
  • Apple's Watch App Store has launched with over 3,000 apps already available
  • It appears that the planned Comcast / Time Warner merger may be dropped
  • Apple confirmed that monaural (mono) audio is coming to the Apple Watch, a boon for people deaf or hard of hearing in one ear
  • The new One Drop app seeks to improve life for those with diabetes
  • Recent Apple World Today interviewee Laura Legendary has posted the first part of her series on the Watch's fashion appeal from an accessibility perspective
  • Microsoft has added Apple Watch support to PowerPoint for iOS

See the full script of today's show (with links) below.

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15:46
∞ App Store for Apple Watch is live

You can now see what apps are available for the Apple Watch, even if you don’t have one of the devices. Just open the Apple Watch app on your iPhone, which comes with the latest iOS update, and you can browse the available apps. Currently there are over 3,000 apps for Apple Watch. I expect that to increase very quickly.

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15:40
Comcast Reportedly Dropping Plans to Buy Time Warner...

Comcast is planning to drop its proposed buyout of Time Warner Cable. According to multiple news outlets citing a variety of unnamed sources, Comcast is backing the deal in the wake of intense scrutiny from antitrust regulators in the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and in the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).


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15:39
Fantastical 2.0.3

Reduces CPU usage when syncing large calendars, and provides fixes for snoozing. ($39.99 new, free update, 12.2 MB)

 

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15:30
Researcher Discloses Methods For Bypassing All OS X...

Trailrunner7 writes: For years, Apple has enjoyed a pretty good reputation among users for the security of its products. That halo has been enhanced by the addition of new security features such as Gatekeeper and XProtect to OS X recently, but one researcher said that all of those protections are simple to bypass and gaining persistence on a Mac as an attacker isn't much of a challenge at all. Gatekeeper is one of the key technologies that Apple uses to prevent malware from running on OS X machines. It gives users the ability to restrict which applications can run on their machines by choosing to only allow apps from the Mac App Store. With that setting in play, only signed, legitimate apps should be able to run on the machine. But Patrick Wardle, director of research at Synack, said that getting around that restriction is trivial. "Gatekeeper doesn't verify an extra content in the apps. So if I can find an Apple-approved app and get it to load external content, when the user runs...

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15:26
KeyCue 7.5

Adds the capability to omit keyboard shortcuts for both specific applications and system-wide shortcuts. (€19.99 new, free update, 3.4 MB)

 

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15:04
Take Your Apple Watch Face and Love It!


Apple is known for fantastic product design, but it's not known for customization. The first iPhone hit the world nearly eight years ago, and yet our "customizable" home screen options are limited to the organization of app icons and some wallpaper choices that can produce color tints through translucent layers. So all of us future Apple Watch owners likely will have to settle for a handful of Apple-developed watch faces. I've been hoping for months that Apple would let third-party designers rethink how to show time through watch faces.

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13:54
YouTube Marks 10 Years of Nondisruptive Revolution


YouTube on Thursday celebrated its first full decade. It was 10 years ago to the day that cofounder Jawed Karim uploaded the site's first video. It was a humble beginning: a 19-second clip of elephants, with Karim declaring that the pachyderms have "really, really long trunks." In fairness, it may have been in keeping with other notable firsts. In speaking for the first time on a telephone, Alexander Graham Bell said, "Mr. Watson -- come here -- I want to see you." Thomas Edison's first phonographic recording was "Mary had a little lamb."

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13:46
Apple issues fix for iMac JPEG crashes, updates...

Apple on Thursday released a pair of small but important software updates, one dealing with iMac kernel panics triggered when previewing JPEG files and another adding WatchKit compatibility to TestFlight's iOS beta-testing platform.

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13:00
Throwback Thursday: Apple QuickTake 100

APPLE QUICKTAKE 100 DIGITAL CAMERA. PHOTO ©2015, STEVEN SANDE

We decided to pass on the Wearables Wednesday column yesterday since you’re all probably getting your fill of a certain wearable, but there’s definitely time for a Throwback Thursday.

Today, rather than showing you some of those old Mac magazine ads and articles, I’m showing you one of the favorite toys in my “Museum of Antique Technology” — the Apple QuickTake 100 digital camera.

This camera was first introduced to the public in 1994, and I recall being thrilled by it when Apple took photos of WWDC attendees and printed out MacWorld Magazine covers with our pictures on them. Between the slowness of transferring the images to the Mac and the dreadful crawl of the color printer they were using, it took well over an hour to pick up my photo…

The QuickTake 100 is widely believed to be the first successful consumer digital camera,...

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12:49
Review: Zagg Pocket Keyboard

Zagg's Pocket Keyboard ($70) is a foldable Bluetooth keyboard designed for use with smartphones and small tablets, such as iPhones and iPad minis. A small ledge flips out to hold the device during use; though as a Bluetooth keyboard it could conceivably be used with a larger iPad, the keyboard ledge won't accommodate an iOS device that large. According to Zagg, Pocket Keyboard takes up more than 85 percent of a desktop keyboard's typing space. The tri-fold keyboard charges using an included micro-USB cable — Zagg makes no claims regarding expected battery life.{/exp:char_limit}

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12:41
How to get your Apple Watch tracking number from UPS...

I got my tracking number! But not from Apple, like Caitlin did this morning. If you are eagerly mashing refresh on your email account and your “my orders” page at the Apple Online Store, I sympathize—I probably refreshed both about a squillion times today. Caitlin Jealousy was at an all-time high.

This tweet from Adam Christianson gave me hope, however.

Just checked UPS and looks like my Apple Watch will be here Friday! W00t! No word from Apple yet. pic.twitter.com/Im8XRQrcN0

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12:22
Tip of the Day: Quickly toggling the Predictive Text...

The new Predictive Text feature in iOS 8 can be useful for helping you quickly peck out sentences when working with one finger, however, sometimes the extra space above the keyboard just gets in the way. The good news is that in those situations it can easily be hidden or turned off entirely without having to resort to a trip all the way into your keyboard settings. If you place your finger on the Predictive Text bar above the keyboard, and swipe…

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12:17
Apple's Watch App Store launches with 3,000...

The first Apple Watches arrive on doorsteps this Friday, and after people pair their new devices to their iPhones, they’re gonna go right for the apps. Apple just launched the brand new Apple Watch App Store, accessible through the Apple Watch app included in iOS 8.2.

The iPhone's App Store will now tell you when an app has a Watch version.

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12:00
Hands on: Phorm takes the awkwardness out of thumb-...

The Phorm case, from Tactus, adds a tactile layer to the software keyboard when you’re holding your iPad mini in portrait mode and engage the switch on the back—supposedly being able to “feel” the keys will make it easier to type.

Yeah, right, I thought.

I admit it, I was skeptical. I pictured bulging bubbles right on top of each letter, having to mash those bubbles with my thumbs, and seeing my iPad mini’s battery life suffer, because of course a case with an on/off switch requires power, right?

Wrong. I was wrong about all of it.

First of all, Phorm uses no power. The switch on the back is purely mechanical. The case, which completely encloses your iPad mini without adding too much bulk or weight, has a thin, double-layered membrane over the screen, and a tiny reservoir built in to the side of the case that holds a small amount of liquid. The switch on the back is...

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11:32
Phorm makes your iPad mini's keyboard a little...

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11:24
iOS WiFi Bug Allows Remote Reboot of All Devices In...

New submitter BronsCon writes: A recently disclosed flaw in iOS 8 dubbed "No iOS Zone" allows an attacker to create a WiFi hot spot that will cause iOS devices to become unstable, crash, and reboot, even when in offline mode. Adi Sharabani and Yair Amit of Skycure are working with Apple for a fix; but, for now, the only workaround is to simply not be in range of such a malicious network.


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11:05
The Week in iPhone Cases: Missing your keyboard?...

Missing your keyboard? Want more power? How about a wallet?

This week’s roundup of new iPhone cases features an interesting alternative to your onscreen keyboard from Brando, extra battery power from Lenmar, and cool wallet solutions from T8 and Terrapin. While you are at it, don’t forget to check out Miniot’s gorgeous natural wood accessory!

Brando

If you miss the feel of a real keyboard, the Eponymous Keyboard (iPhone 6 Plus; $48) combines a built-in ultrathin Bluetooh keyboard and a transparent back case in one package.

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10:57
Apple opens up the Apple Watch App Store with “more...


The App Store tab in the Apple Watch app originally offered a list of prominent apps but no other sorting or search options.

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Update: A few hours after going live, the simple "App Store" tab shown in the screenshots above was silently updated with featured categories and a search function like the ones in the regular App Store. We've added another shot showing what the store currently looks like.

Original story: Look at the release notes for some recent iOS app updates, and you'll see that developers have quietly been adding Apple Watch support for a couple of weeks now. Today, Apple is officially taking...

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10:45
Apple Watch is a day away, but the Apple Watch User...

If you’re lucky, your new Apple Watch is coming to your doorstep tomorrow. So what are you going to do while you wait for the delivery? You can read the Apple Watch User Guide, which Apple has posted on its website.

The guide covers everything you need to know about your new Apple Watch, from how to set it up to how to properly dispose and recycle it (not that you’d want to do that, at least not until a new version is released).

You can learn how to perform Digital Touch, customize your watch face, set up Apple Pay, configure the activity tracker, and a lot more. There’s also information on how to properly clean the bands. If you bought an...

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10:36
News: Apple posts Apple Watch User Guide

Apple has posted the Apple Watch User Guide online in an advance of tomorrow’s public release of the new device. Designed as an interactive web guide, the site provides instructions on how to use the features and built-in apps on the Apple Watch, ranging from the basics of getting started and telling the time to using the wearable device as a remote control for an Apple TV or iPhone camera. The guide provides some insight into the details of…

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09:40
Four things we'll hear about the Apple Watch...

Now that the shipment notices have made it out to the pre-order crowd and we're all anxiously following the progress of our Apple Watches from Harrisburg, PA (or wherever...) it's time to set some expectations. Based on past rollouts of new, groundbreaking Apple products, this is what we'll probably hear a lot of this weekend on websites and social networks:

1) "The battery life on the Apple Watch is awful!"

Of course it is, when you're trying to load every known Apple Watch app in existence and have been fiddling with the Force Touch screen and Digital Crown ever since you took it out of the box. Trust me; when I got my first Newton MessagePad back in 1993, I obsessed over trying to get it to understand my handwriting. I went through AAA batteries like they were peanut M&Ms. Later, when I began using the device like it was designed to be used -- like a note-taking tool, calendar, and address book -- my battery life seemed more reasonable. 

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09:30
World Happiness Report ranks Canada 5th

CBC News:

Canadians are a relatively happy bunch — the fifth happiest in the world, according to new data from the 2015 World Happiness Report released Thursday.

The report issues a score on a scale of zero to 10 based on Gallup World Poll data collected from people in more than 150 countries between 2012 and 2014.

Researchers then analyze the “life evaluation” data to rank countries, ostensibly providing a comparative overview of people’s “subjective well-being” in each.

For all of our myriad problems and issues, Canada is still a great country. Read the story for the list of the top five and where the US placed in the report – both very interesting.

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09:15
Google's Low-Fee Fi: Ho-Hum


Google on Wednesday announced Fi, a program that combines the wireless networks of carrier partners Sprint and T-Mobile with more than 1 million free, open WiFi hotspots Google has verified as fast and reliable. Users' devices will move automatically to the fastest connection -- 4G LTE being the standard in the United States, accessing 3G or 2G if only those speeds are available. The program will work in more than 120 countries. The $20-a-month Fi Basics plan gives users unlimited domestic talk and text in the U.S. Data is another $10 per GB.

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09:15
Apple released a new Software Update

Apple just released a new Software Update:

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09:08
iTunes Stops Working For Windows XP Users

An anonymous reader writes: iTunes users who still run Windows XP started to experience connectivity issues this week. As documented in an Apple Support Communities thread, they can't log into the iTunes store, meaning functions like buying content, watching already purchased movies and TV shows, playing DRM-protected content, backing up, updating, and syncing all do not work.


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08:53
News: Apple planning to release new iPod touch later...

Apple may be gearing up to release a new iPod touch model this year, according to a new report from Apple Insider. Citing “a source familiar with Apple’s future product plans” the report indicates that a new iPod touch would likely be a fall release, and may retain the same four-inch screen size as the current model, although that part of the information was less definitive. Based on the previous iPod touch release, it seems likely…

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08:29
Some boutique, department stores to have Apple Watch...

If you’re looking to actually walk into a store, put your mitts on an Apple Watch tomorrow, pay money for it and walk away with said Apple Watch, your choices are limited. The wearable WILL be available, but only in very limited inventories at select retail locations.

Apple has apparently partnered with a few department stores and boutiques. Among these are The Corner in Berlin, Maxfield in Los Angeles, and Dover Street Market in Tokyo and London. It’s also been reported that Maxfield will be opening two hours early on the 24th to accommodate Apple Watch customers.

As has been reported here, the first wave of Apple Watch pre-orders...

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08:19
Hours for iOS goes free, Hours for Apple Watch teased

I wrote about Hours for iPhone a few months ago and found it to be a useful, legible and easy-to-use time tracker. Now the folks at Tapity have teased Hours for the Apple Watch, and the've made the iPhone version temporarily free. Yep, the $6.99 time-tracking app is currently gratis.

Tappity founder Jeremy Olson explained his company's decision in a recent blog post. In short, he was inspired by the bottom-up approach that has worked so well for Slack

"Start by making the best solution for individuals, who in turn advocate adoption for their team, who in turn evangelize to other teams…and up the chain it goes...Eventually, we will not make most of our revenue from individuals tracking their time, but from...

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07:58
Fluctuations in shipping times point to possible...

It’s when the available inventory fluctuates that something new could be around the corner.

Over the past month, the Online Apple Store has seen 15-inch MacBook Pro inventory slowly drop from “in stock” to a current shipping estimate of one to two weeks, suggesting that a refresh is in the offing.

As of Wednesday, Apple’s online storefront shows the largest MacBook Pro model with integrated Intel graphics as shipping in one business day, while availability of the step-up model with discrete Nvidia GPU is currently at one to two weeks.

The 15-inch notebook has remained relatively unchanged despite modest changes to nearly...

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07:37
News: Nokia shopping around its Maps division,...

As Nokia is looking to sell off its struggling maps business, Bloomberg reports that the company has been approaching Apple and several other big name technology firms on the matter. In addition to Apple, Nokia is said to have been in contact with Amazon, Alibaba, Facebook, Sirius, Chinese search engine Baidu, a group of German carmakers, and some private-equity firms. Nokia is seeking more than 3 billion euros ($3.2 billion) from a sale of the division,…

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07:20
Review: Magzter Gold, the iPad app that’s a (kind of...

I love Netflix. I haven’t even owned a TV for many years, relying on either a MacBook Pro – with or without Apple Thunderbolt Display – and iPad for the limited amount of TV and movie viewing I tend to do.

Magzter Gold essentially aims to be a Netflix for magazines, a single monthly subscription giving you all-you-can-eat access to digital magazines on your iPad. The reality is a little messier, and whether it makes sense for you will depend on how many magazines you read and which ones … 

Magzter Gold offers a choice of two deals: $4.99/month lets you read up to five magazines (which you can change each month if you like...

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07:05
News: Daily Deal: Save 96% on The Microsoft Office...

In today’s iLounge Deal we’re offering The Microsoft Office Mastery Bundle for only $49 — that’s a savings of 96% off the normal price of $1,559. Providing seven courses covering vital business skills, this eLearning bundle covers everything you need to know from the basics to more advanced techniques across Microsoft’s suite of productivity apps. Three standard courses in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint are joined…

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07:00
djay unveils an Apple Watch remote mixer, djay Pro...

In addition to making djay 2 for iPhone (reg. $2.99) and iPad (reg. $9.99free for one week, Algoriddim is ready to reveal djay for Apple Watch, which it dubs “the world’s first wearable DJ controller”, and two big announcements for djay Pro for Mac including a new partnership with Pioneer DJ and a brand new video mode for mixing.

The latest version of djay for iPhone released...

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07:00
DJ from your wrist with djay 2

djay 2 for iPhone ($2.99, App Store) is out today with a major update that includes Apple Watch support. For the first time you can cold rock a party from your wrist.

djay 2 was already my favorite iOS DJ app and I can’t wait for my Apple Watch to arrive so that I can play with its new watch features.

According to developer algoriddim, djay for Apple Watch allows you to browse your iTunes library, cue and mix your favorite songs, and...

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07:00
Hey DJ: Algoriddim's djay 2 update makes the...

Thanks to the Apple Watch and Algoriddim’s update to djay 2 for iPhone and iPad DJs will be able to escape from behind their music mixing gear and join the party. The djay 2 update includes support for Apple Watch, making it a control panel for the djay 2 app running on the connected iPhone.

With djay for Apple Watch, you can sync beats, crossfade, and activate automix mode. You can also access your iTunes music library and load songs, view song info, loop, and more.

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06:39
How tough are the Apple Watch finishes?

Greg Koenig, writing for iMore, digs into the durability of the various Apple Watch finishes. Fascinating read.

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06:30
Early 1976 Apple 1, built in Steve Jobs’ garage, up...

The whole auction page is a fascinating read. As of this writing, the current bid is $79,100. A bargain! Auction ends today.

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06:28
Hands on: Activity-tracking Swiss smartwatches with...

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06:26
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06:22
Apple Watch app tracker

Another Apple Watch app tracker. This one is from WatchAware and includes the current number of approved Apple Watch apps.

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06:10
The state of Twitter clients for Apple Watch

There are a boatload of Twitter clients for OS X. Apple Watch? So far, according to the linked article, there are three: The official Twitter client, Twitterrific 5, and Tweetings 2. But there’s more to that story.

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05:54
Apple starts shipping first wave of Apple Watches

Apple Watch is coming, and for many, it will arrive as soon as Friday. Lucky Apple Watch buyers who saw an April 24-May 8 estimated shipping date on their pre-orders earlier this month have received notice that April 24 is the big day.

If your Apple Watch is scheduled to arrive tomorrow, you should have received an email from Apple—and possibly an Apple Store notification—that the Watch is in transit.

Over here at Macworld, my own Watch is scheduled to arrive on Friday (dragging myself out of bed at 3 a.m. Eastern paid off!). We’re hearing anecdotally that the 38mm Watch Sports with white bands are more likely to arrive tomorrow, while readers who pre-ordered Sports with black bands report that their orders are still...

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05:34
Apple published a new Press Release

Apple just published a new Press Release:

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05:17
iMore’s list of shipping Apple Watch apps

Allyson Kazmucha, writing for iMore, has put together a solid list of shipping Apple Watch apps.

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05:00
External Link: Error 53 Will Kill Your iPhone and No...

There's a mysterious issue affecting iPhones. The Daily Dot's Mike Wehner happened across it when he tried to update his iPhone 6 Plus to iOS 8.3. The phone wouldn't install the update, and connecting it to iTunes presented error 53 when trying to update the phone. After that, the phone entered a reboot loop, which rendered it unusable. Error 53 isn't mentioned in Apple's list of numerical error codes, and Genius Bar employees also seem unaware of it. So far, the only fix has been to replace the phone.

 

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04:56
First wave of Apple Watches set for delivery this...

This is getting exciting.

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04:51
The “No iOS Zone” iPhone crashing vulnerability

Security researchers at SkyCure stumbled onto an iOS vulnerability that, at its extreme, may cause all phones on an attacking network to go into an infinite restart mode.

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02:54
Apple touchscreen invention uses vibrations,...

An Apple patent application published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday details an advanced haptic feedback system that uses vibration and temperature control to simulate the feeling of wood, metal and other surfaces on a device display.

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Wednesday April 22

23:21
Apple says working on Apple Watch preorders in email...

Apple on Thursday sent out a mass email notifying Apple Watch preorder customers slated to get the first batch of launch units that their orders are being processed.

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21:33
Website, Google Doc crowd-sourcing Apple Watch orders

If you’re breathlessly refreshing Apple’s order status page in an attempt to figure out if your Apple Watch will arrive on Friday, take a breather.

Tracking one’s Apple Watch order has turned into a national pastime here in the U.S. as eager pre-orderers try to figure out if they’re in the first first batch of Apple watches set to arrive in two short days. Apple’s “We’re working on your order” email, sent earlier this evening to some customers, has brought things to a fevered pitch.

An aside: It’s curious that Apple doesn’t use Touch ID to authenticate users of its Apple Store app attempting...

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21:07
Apple being wooed by Nokia for $3.2B HERE mapping...

A report on Wednesday claims Apple is among a number of high-profile tech companies being courted by Nokia in the Finnish firm's attempt to sell off its HERE mapping service and related assets.

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21:00
Unpacking Apple’s ‘We’re working on your order’ email

We’re not sure what they mean yet, but Apple just sent out an email that says “We’re working on your order” to many people that pre-ordered an Apple Watch.

The email’s subject line begins with “Your Apple Watch Order” followed by your order number and looks like this:

I received the email above at 8:02 p.m. PT this evening, but there’s no rhyme or reason to it, unless it means bad news.

I ordered three Apple watches on April 10 and haven’t received an email for the earliest two orders:

  • 42mm Sport (Space Gray) – ordered at 12:11 am – status: “Processing Items”
  • 38mm Sport (White) – ordered at 12:12 a.m. – status: “Preparing for...
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20:51
Android Wear’s Low-Power Ambient Mode

Josh Lowensohn, writing for The Verge on Google’s latest update to Android Wear:

Two other changes Google’s made in the update impact what you see
on screen, and how you interact with it. One is a new low-power
mode for the screen when you’re not actively looking at it. It
allows apps to ambiently display just a minimal amount of data,
usually in black and white, without a gesture to turn the screen
on. Google already does this for your watch face, but is opening
up the feature for apps too. This is especially useful for things
like shopping lists, fitness apps, and music controls, Chang says.
Developers will now be able to tweak how often the information you
see gets updated in the low-power mode, but it could ultimately
mean less fiddling.

This is a significant difference between Android Wear and Apple...

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20:29
Apple notifying early Apple Watch pre-order...

In an email blast sent out this evening, Apple has began notifying early Apple Watch pre-order customers of their order progress with a vague message that reads “we’re working on your order.” The email appears to only be sent to pre-order customers with first wave April 24th to May 8th delivery dates that have not yet been charged and have orders still processing, suggesting recipients should not expect launch day deliveries.

Earlier this week Apple began charging some pre-order customers as orders updated from processing to preparing for shipment. While it’s unclear until Friday, it seems to email blast is targeted toward customers that have launch day delivery ranges that haven’t seen order updates and likely won’t see Friday deliveries.

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19:48
Google Goes Wireless with Project Fi

Google announced Project Fi on Wednesday, dipping its toes into the wireless carrier business. Project Fi is a U.S.-only service that is built on top of two networks, Sprint and T-Mobile. Google's hook is that devices can use whichever network is strongest, and the company is offering inexpensive and flexible bandwidth pricing-but you'll need to have (or buy) a Nexus 6 to be an early customer.

The Mac Observer Spin: Project Fi is very compelling on a cost-basis, and it's likely to be very competitive in terms of bandwidth. For bonus points, you'll be helping Google fill in what little they don't about what you are doing, where you are going, who you are with, and how you live your life.


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