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Tuesday December 1

AT&T bumping price of unlimited data plans

First increase in 7 years. If the $5/month increase is a deal breaker, they’ll drop the early termination fee.

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Goodbye Flash, officially

Adobe renames Flash, embraces the future (or at least what used to be the future).

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WaterField Designs' Victor Wallet handsome, but...

WaterField Design describes its Victor Wallet as "dime-thin" and designed for the "on-the-go, efficient, digitally-minded professional." It's not actually dime thin (more like two dimes sitting atop each other) and it's only convenient for those pros who don't have a lot of "stuff" to stuff into it. 

The slim leather wallet has space for bills and slots for cards. All are held in place via a stretchy nylon strap. The problem is that the Victor Wallet can't hold too many bills and cards comfortably. Plus, any items that you place inside it (i.e, not in the slots) tend to fall out when you remove the nylon strap.

However, that nylon strap doesn't make the Victor Wallet more difficult for pickpockets to lift from your pocket as it tends to cling to the fabric of your pants, shirt, jacket, etc. Also, it's hand-made and very handsome.

For those who only have a few items to store, the WaterField Design wallet may be appealing....

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Adobe Creative Cloud update adds 3D modelling tool...

Adobe’s latest update to its Creative Cloud software suite introduces a new 3D modelling tool, Fuse – and renames Flash Professional CC as Adobe Animate CC in recognition of the fact that HTML5 has now become the dominant standard for web-based animated content. Steve would be pleased.

Creating realistic 3D faces and bodies has always been one of the toughest challenges for designers, a task Adobe aims to make very much easier with the addition of a new app in the Creative Cloud armory: Fuse CC. The app, which is currently a Preview version, is intended to allow anyone to easily create animated 3D human models … 

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Google Hangouts now lets you reply on the Apple...

Google has updated its Hangout app to allow you to reply direct from the Notifications screen – and as Engadget noted, that also means you can now send replies from your Apple Watch. As usual with Watch apps, that means either choosing from a range of canned responses, or dictating a reply using Siri … 

You’ll need to ensure that Allow Notifications and Show in Notification Center are both on:

Hangouts brought a new UI to iOS back in the summer.

Gameplay recording and streaming app Twitch has also been...

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How to pair your Apple Pencil with your iPad Pro

So you’ve finally gotten your hands on a $99 Apple Pencil to use with your iPad Pro. How do you “pair” the two? It’s easy breezy.

The first time you use your Apple Pencil, take off its cap and plug it into the Lightning connector on your iPad Pro. When you see the Pair button, tap it.

If you turn off Bluetooth—for example, if you turn on airplane mode—you'll need to turn on Bluetooth and pair your Apple Pencil again.

You can also plug the Apple Pencil into the super-sized iPad for charging. For a quick charge, plug the writing device into the Lightning connector on your iPad Pro. If the battery runs out, you can just charge it from your iPad Pro for 15 seconds and get 30 minutes of use.

You can also plug into a USB port with the Apple Pencil Charging Adapter and a Lightning to USB...

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IN1 is a handy combination iPhone case and Swiss...

I've lamented more than once that there's nothing new under the sun when it comes to iPhone cases. I stand corrected. The IN1 Multi-Tool Utility Case is certainly different than anything I've ever tested before. 

Think of it as a combination iPhone case and Swiss Army Knife. Built for the iPhone 6/6s Plus, it sports grooves in a variety of small tools can be removed and reinserted. They include two precision screwdrivers (one flat-head and one phillips), two ball point pens (one with blue ink, one with red), a nail file, a pair of tweezers, a plastic toothpick, and a set of scissors.

I said the tools were small; tiny is probably a better adjective. You can't, for example, repair your lawnmower with the screwdrivers. However, they're perfect for working on eyeglasses. You can't (easily) cut open an UPS box with the teeny scissors; but they're fine for opening a bag of M&Ms...

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OnePlus thinks your iPhone should feel like their...

Android smartphone maker OnePlus is no stranger to unusual marketing tactics. Whether it’s because it’ll only sell phones to those with an invitation, asks customers to trade in their iPhone or Samsung phones for one of its devices, or by leaving out features many Android fans love, it seems to promote discussion with whatever it does. Its latest move is equally interesting, to say the least…

Today, OnePlus has officially started selling iPhone cases in its popular ‘Sandstone Black’ finish. For the unaware, the original OnePlus One smartphone’s rear cover came with this case, as does the OnePlus 2’s. It’s essentially a black plastic with a rough, sand-like finish. A lot of customers love it because of the extra grip. Personally, I much prefer a softer finish. Regardless, OnePlus believes you want to feel this Sandstone Black texture on your iPhone 6/6s so it made you a case.


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SnapPower Charger review: Quickly add one USB...

It's much less expensive and a whole lot easier to install than other solutions we've tried.

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Apple expands Personal Pickup option to 6 more EU...

In an effort to better align its international retail services with those offered domestically, Apple this week began accepting Personal Pickup orders at Apple Stores in France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and Sweden.

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Samsung replaces its smartphone chief

Samsung Mobile's top execs held on for a while during the company's troubled time with smartphones, but it's apparently been long enough. JK Shin, in addition to another co-CEO, (Samsung's exec lineup is a... multi-layered one), will withdraw from da...

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Monday November 30

Adobe debuts 2015 Creative Cloud updates with new 3D...

Adobe launched updates to its Creative Cloud suite of creativity apps on Monday, bringing enhancements to stalwart titles like Photoshop and Premiere Pro, while introducing a 3D character modeling tool called Fuse CC.

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Hands-on: Adobe’s new Fuse CC lets beginners take...

Photoshop has featured 3D workflows for years, but significant challenges for designers remain. With its recent purchase of 3D specialists Mixamo, Adobe has turned its attention to realistic 3D character models, the kind designers are working with more and more. The result is Fuse CC (Preview), a new desktop app that lets anyone easily build animated human models for composite images, layouts, concepts, and artistic projects.

Fuse gives designers who have no 3D expertise whatsoever an easy workflow to incorporate into their projects. It’s often hard to find the exact image you want for a layout in 2D, so with Fuse, you can start off with your own vision and make it happen.


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Adobe releases big updates to Photoshop and a new 3D...

All updates all the time: That is Adobe’s mission for its Creative Cloud subscription plan. Delivering perpetual updates to the suite’s desktop lineup, without adhering to a designated upgrade schedule, frees both company and users from the long, cold wait for new and enhanced features. On Monday, Adobe announced a huge update to Photoshop CC 2015, its flagship image editor, which now hooks into its new 3D character creation app called Fuse CC.

Photoshop users are accustomed to change: Over time, Adobe has tweaked the app endlessly. But even by Adobe’s standards, the fall 2015 update opens up a new world to Photoshop users. Its flatter look and redrawn icons are just the beginning: Its integration with Fuse, which enhances Photoshop’s already extensive 3D capabilities, goes further.


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Eddy Cue says iOS 9 News app helps journalism, not...

Continuing to milk its October interview with Apple SVP of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue, CNNMoney released another snippet on Monday covering the iOS 9 News app, a news aggregator Cue claims is not being censored in China.

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Eddy Cue discusses the motivation behind Apple News...

Following his interviews centered around the new Apple TV, Apple’s SVP of software and services Eddy Cue has now sat down with CNN’s Brian Stelter to discuss the News app the company launched alongside iOS 9. In the interview, Cue and Stelter discuss a variety of points surrounding News, including Apple’s main goal with the app, the expansion to additional countries, and revenue sharing.

Cue stated that the main reason Apple created a pre-installed app for reading news is because it’s something “everyone uses everyday.” Cue elaborated that Apple only pre-installs apps that it thinks users want and will use on a daily basis.

“We’ve only created the apps...

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Study: Dissatisfied Apple Watch owners cite lack of...

A recent study conducted by smartwatch market research firm Wristly found an overall lack of performance the common thread between unsatisfied Apple Watch owners, though roughly half of respondents said they would consider buying a second-generation model.

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The oral history of the ‘Wayne’s World’ ‘Bohemian...

Rolling Stone:

In 1992, Mike Myers used “Bohemian Rhapsody” as the rambunctious centerpiece of the indelible opening scene of the film, Wayne’s World, which had been adapted from a Saturday Night Live sketch of the same name, and gave the song and the band behind it an unprecedented second life.

The gleeful scene has become iconic itself, a cultural touchstone that’s been parodied, copied and celebrated almost since the moment of its release back in 1992. Here, the creative forces behind the scene and the beneficiaries of its influence tell the story of how all that happened and how it almost didn’t.

There are few movie scenes more full of childlike joy. I defy you to watch the attached video and not smile and sing along with Wayne and Garth.


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Report: Apple testing iPhone 7 models with USB-C,...

The iPhone 6s launched just two months ago, but rumors surrounding its successor are already circulating. Earlier rumors have claimed that the device will feature a waterproof and dustproof design, as well as a new casing material. Now, G For Games reports that Apple is currently in the process of testing five different iPhone 7 models, all with distinct differences.

While the report should be taken with grain of salt, it claims that one model Apple is testing ditching the Lightning connector in favor of a USB-C port. The report also claims Apple is testing various models with wireless charging technology, multi-touch Force Touch, dual cameras, and in-...

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[Sponsor] The Holiday Must Have: A Travel Wallet...

“I hate emptying my pockets at … checkpoints and then putting everything back when I’m done. You know what solves that problem? A wallet that keeps everything securely … inside. Let it go through the scanner and then slide it back into your pocket while everyone else fumbles to collect their loose change and documents.” Infinite Legroom

Made from full-grain leather, Bellroy’s Travel Wallet holds your passport, airline tickets and cards, and even comes with a mini pen for those pesky customs forms. Pretty much the ideal travel companion.

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More on Apple’s A9X SoC: 147mm2@TSMC, 12 GPU Cores,...


Over the Thanksgiving break the intrepid crew over at Chipworks sent over their initial teardown information for Apple’s A9X SoC. The heart of the recently launched iPad Pro, the A9X is the latest iteration in Apple’s line of tablet-focused SoCs. We took an initial look at A9X last month, but at the time we only had limited information based on what our software tools could tell us. The other half of the picture (and in a literal sense, the entire picture) is looking at the physical layout of the chip, and now thanks to Chipworks we have that in hand and can confirm and reject some of our earlier theories.

I only understood about every fourth word in this article but it sounds like Apple has done some pretty incredible engineering.


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Apple CEO Tim Cook to receive Robert F. Kennedy...


Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook will collect a humanitarian award from an organization founded in honor of one of his personal heroes, Robert F. Kennedy.

The Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights will present Cook with its Ripple of Hope Award on Dec. 8 in acknowledgment of his work on behalf of social change. He will be recognized in New York City, alongside U.S. Rep. John Lewis, a Georgia Democrat and Freedom Rider during the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s; Evercore co-founder and former assistant treasury secretary Roger Altman; and UNESCO Ambassador Marianna Vardinoyannis.

The Apple executive has become an outspoken advocate for workplace equality, arguing that businesses benefit when their workers feel fully recognized.

Congratulations to Mr Cook. Even though he gets a great deal of flack for it, I admire him for taking a stand on these issues.


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AT&T to hike grandfathered unlimited data plans...

AT&T bummed out a lot of long-time iPhone users Monday by announcing a $5 per month rate hike on grandfathered unlimited data plans. AT&T hasn’t offered new customers unlimited data since 2012, but users who snapped them up in the iPhone 3G era and clung to them until now (including yours truly) will see the first price hike in seven years, from $30 a month to $35.

AT&T will first notify affected customers, and then start charging them the extra $5 in February 2016. While AT&T previously came under fire for throttling these so-called unlimited plans to a lower speed after customers hit 5GB, the company...

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How to Trace Drawings and Photos on Your iPad Pro

You can snap photos and use scanner apps to get drawings into your iPad Pro, but what if you want to trace a drawing? Turns out you can with your Apple Pencil. Watch The Mac Observer's video where Jeff Gamet shows you how.

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Patent monetization firm Papst Licensing sets sights...

Apple is once again in the legal crosshairs of a non-practicing entity, this time as part of a lawsuit leveled by patent monetization firm Papst, which claims iPhone, iPad and iPod infringe on four owned properties relating to data transfer technology.

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New US Asteroid Mining Law Could Violate...

President Obama last week signed the U.S. Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act, which governs ownership of asteroid resources, possibly triggering a new battle in the commercial space race. Section 5103 of the Act gives U.S. companies the right to resources mined from asteroids, although it does not give them rights to the asteroids themselves. News of the president's signing drew applause from Planetary Resources, a 5-year-old asteroid mining company.

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Notable apps and app updates for November 30, 2015

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

Mac OS X Apps/Updates

ZoomingCube Interactive has introduced Orb 1.0 for Mac OS X. It’s a $5 drag and drop, radial contextual menu that allows you to open files with various applications without having to drag them all the way to your Dock. 

Orb features a special Preview that displays an enlarged preview of image at the center of the menu. A Direction Sensing feature allows default application to be placed in the direction of gesture.

Orb integrates itself with Finder on Mac OS X. It’s compatible with OS X 10.7 and higher, However, although it’s compatible with El Capitan, it requires disabling SIP (System Integrity Protection) in...

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AT&T to raise unlimited data pricing to $35 a...

AT&T, the nation's second largest cellular carrier, intends to raise rates for subscribers grandfathered in to unlimited data plans early next year, tacking on a moderate increase of $5 per month.

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Massive Hack Attack on Educational Toy Company...

Officials of several U.S. states on Monday have opened investigations into a massive data breach that occurred last month at VTech. The award-winning Hong Kong-based maker of electronic learning toys for kids on Friday announced that its Learning Lodge database was breached in a hack attack on Nov. 14. Learning Lodge lets customers download apps, learning games, e-books, and other educational content to VTech products. The personal information of nearly 5 million adults and more than 200,000 children was exposed.

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Inateck Aries In-ear Noise Isolating Headphones are...

Inateck aries headphones. photo ©2015, steven sande.

During 2015, I've had the pleasure of trying out a number of headphones and earphones from various manufacturers. One company that has surprised me consistently with its well-made and inexpensive products is Inateck. Previously I looked at their BH1001 Wireless Sport Headset and Lacerta In-Ear Headphones, and today we'll look at a third product, the Inateck Aries BH1101 In-ear Noise Isolating Headphones (US$19.99, Amazon Affiliate Link).


The design of the Aries headphones is quite different than that of the Lacerta headphones. The cables are plastic-coated with a...

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PSA: Beats Music shuts down today, here’s what...

Later today Apple is set to pull the plug on Beats Music and completely stop the service. The reason? After buying the subscription music service in a $3 billion deal that also included Beats headphones and speakers last year, Apple Music has now fully launched and replaces Beats Music. Any remaining subscribers will need to transfer from Beats Music to Apple Music immediately to avoid losing saved music libraries and playlists. The good news is Apple Music now has almost all of Beats Music’s features with only a few exceptions…...

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Apple Pay support for JCPenney store cards in...

JCPenney is following the lead set by Kohl’s and testing Apple Pay support for its store credit cards, according to a new report.

JCP shoppers in Texas are being added to a pilot program that allows them to set up their store cards on their mobile devices for use in stores. The program seems to be limited to only one store at the moment, with a full rollout planned for spring 2016.

Customers included in the trial will see the following notice when adding their card to Apple Pay:

JCPenney is running a pilot program available to cardholders residing in Dallas Ft. Worth and...

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Apple's Tim Cook to receive Robert F. Kennedy...

It was announced on Monday that Apple CEO Tim Cook will receive the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights organization's 2015 "Ripple of Hope" award at a New York ceremony on Dec. 8.

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Put Save As Back on the File Menu

Do you miss the Save As command that was replaced on the File menu by Duplicate? Many long-time Mac users do, and if the fix escaped your notice back in 2012, now’s your chance to put your Mac back the way you want it.


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Apple's iOS devices dominate online shopping...

During the busiest shopping period of the year, consumers are largely turning to Apple hardware for their browsing and purchasing, with iPhones and iPads comprising the lion's share of mobile devices tracked through online retailers.

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Amazon Prime Air gets a new drone

Amazon's new drone could bring the company one step closer 30-minute delivery, but the U.S. government is still standing in the way.

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AT&T to increase price of grandfathered...

AT&T subscribers who previously had unlimited data plans back in the iPhone 3G era and have managed to hang onto that plan are in for their first price increase in seven years, a source with knowledge of the matter has informed 9to5Mac.

Update: AT&T has now publicly announced the change. Additional information has been added below.

The price jump won’t be huge—the almost-too-good-to-be-true rate of $30 will increase to just $35—but it does open the door to further tinkering later down the line, which may make some customers a little uneasy. The change will go into effect in February 2016.

As is currently the case, talk and text costs will be separate from the data fee. Throttling thresholds will also remain unchanged, giving customers 22 GB of high-speed data before the slow-down kicks in...

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JCPenney tests Apple Pay for store cards, plans full...

U.S. big-box retailer JCPenney is currently testing Apple Pay support for its store cards, with plans for an official introduction sometime in the spring of next year, a shopper's anecdote indicated on Monday.

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Assorted vendors offering discounts on iTunes gift...

It never hurts to get a nifty discount.

A couple vendors are selling discounted iTunes gift cards with email delivery. In the case of PayPal, customers can snag a US$100 gift card via PayPal’s official eBay store. PayPal typically sends these cards within a few hours of purchase. The offer is applicable in the United States only.

Staples is presently offering a

Staples offers a 20 percent discount on US$25, US$50, and US$100 iTunes Gift Cards w/ delivery in “1 – 10 Business Days.”

Over at Best Buy, iTunes gift cards are available from US$15-US$100. Simply add two eligible cards to your shopping cart and the discount will be automatically applied during checkout....

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Apple’s Tim Cook to receive Robert F. Kennedy Human...

Early next month, the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights organization will present Apple CEO Tim Cook with its 2015 Ripple of Hope Award honoring leaders in commitment to social change. Cook has described RFK as a personal hero on multiple occasions over the years.

The Apple chief is being honored with the award alongside Congressman John Lewis, Evercore co-founder Roger Altman; and UNESCO Ambassador Marianna Vardinoyannis.

The Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights organization said...

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AWT News Update: November 30, 2015

Aaron Sorkin. Photo by iDominick on Flickr, CC-BY-SA_2.0

On this last day of November, we have some fascinating news bits that should make your day:

  • Advertisers, sponsors - we're now listed on Cast.Market. Sponsor the podcast for a song!
  • A new address system pinpoints any of the 57 trillion 3 square meter spots on earth with three short words
  • JCPenney is beta-testing Apple Pay in Texas, and will roll out nationwide next year
  • The Aaron Sorkin script for Steve Jobs is available for your downloading pleasure
  • Apple spent much less than its competitors on R&D, but there may be a reason...

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Review: Urban Armor Gear Composite Case for iPad Pro

We've seen Urban Armor Gear's Composite Case a number of times for a variety of iOS devices, and the familiar case has now made its way to iPad Pro. Rather than simply increasing the size of Composite Case for iPad Pro ($80), though, UAG has actually considered the features of Apple's newest iPad. The case has a built-in holder for Apple Pencil, an aluminum kickstand that can be set into five different positions, and a removable piece that allows the iPad Pro to attach to a Smart Connector keyboard while the case is still on. All of the ports are left exposed. There is no button coverage, but UAG claims the rubberized case with soft touch elements meets military drop test standards.{/exp:char_limit}

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Failed Apple supplier GT Advanced looks to exit...

Financiers have positioned floundering ex-Apple partner GT Advanced Technologies to emerge from bankruptcy with $80 million in funding, a plan that could allow the beleaguered former sapphire supplier to reposition itself as an industrial equipment manufacturer.

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Apple Music will play nice with Sonos beginning Dec...

Streaming music and Sonos speakers go together like peanut butter and jelly, which is why Apple Music’s absence from Sonos’s list of supported streaming services was perplexing. But Apple Music is joining the roster of supported music services on Dec. 15, so Sonos speaker owners will have another option for streaming songs throughout their homes.

Sonos originally said that its speakers would support Apple Music “when [Apple is] ready to focus on the home listening experience,” then confirmed that would happen by the end of the year. Apple Music launched on iOS and iTunes in June, and arrived on Apple TV in November. Sonos just released a well-reviewed new speaker, the Play:5, in time...

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Amazon teases new details of planned Prime Air drone...

Online retailer Amazon has released a new two-minute video hinting at more of its plans for Prime Air, a drone-based shipping service which -- if legalized by the U.S. government -- would allow deliveries in 30 minutes or less.

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Gadget Ogling: Zippy 3D Printing, Custom-Molded...

One of the current issues with 3D printing is that it can take some time to create physical versions of large or complex designs. Nexa3D's NX1 prints objects as much as 100 times faster than competitors, with printing speeds of about a centimeter in height every minute. It uses light on a certain type of resin to speed up the process. Topping up the resin seems a simpler task than with many other printers, as the NX1 uses a cartridge system instead of a manual refill process, which should help make owners' lives a little less messy.

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News: Apple Music coming to Sonos Dec. 15 through...

Sonos and Apple have announced that Apple Music will be coming to Sonos on Dec. 15 as part of a public beta program. Apple Music will be able to stream on Sonos’ speakers for the first time on that date, and prospective users can join the beta on Sonos’ site. Of course, this means Apple Music tracks will be able to stream to multiple speakers in separate rooms. All Apple Music features will be supported, and a family account will allow…

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Public beta of Apple Music on Sonos coming December...

Apple and Sonos have announced that Apple Music will be available in public beta on Sonos starting Dec. 15. Listeners will have the ability to stream all their favorite aspects of Apple Music, including For You, New, Radio, and My Music, through Sonos smart speakers in any room of their homes.

The public beta allows many features of Apple Music to be controlled by the Sonos app on an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, PC and Android phone, and played in any or multiple rooms in the home. General availability will start in early 2016. 

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Apple’s A9X has a 12-core GPU and is made by TSMC

Enlarge / A die shot of the A9X. The ratio of GPU to CPU is becoming pretty insane. (credit: Chipworks via AnandTech)

Apple makes interesting chips for its mobile devices, but it doesn't talk about them much aside from extremely high-level relative performance comparisons. That means it's up to experts like the ones at Chipworks to open them up and figure it out, and they've partnered up with AnandTech to dig into the A9X in the iPad Pro.

The most significant news is about the GPU, which is a 12-core Imagination Technologies PowerVR Series 7XT design. The...

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Apple Music will arrive on Sonos via public beta...

Sonos and Apple will launch support for the Apple Music subscription service this month on Dec. 15, though it will initially be available as a public beta to users of Sonos speaker systems.

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Apple Music coming to Sonos December 15

Great, another way for Apple Music to fuck with my music.

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Cyber Monday: The best deals on Apple accessories,...

While Black Friday often gets the most promotion, the deals aren’t over. Some of the best deals aren’t available until today, Cyber Monday, as many retailers offer the same or even deeper discounts in order to help move as much stock as possible ahead of the Christmas holidays.

Below we’ve done the dirty work for you, compiling the best of the best deals on accessories, software, and more for all of your iPhone, iPad, Macs, and other Apple products.

Accessories & Gear:


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Apple Music streaming is coming to Sonos speakers on...

Sonos users rejoice: Apple Music support now has a date, December 15th. Sonos support for Apple Music fulfills a promise made by Apple in June to bring the subscription service to the connected speakers by the end of the year. Opening the Apple Music catalog for subscribers and free trial members makes brings a massive collection of content to Sonos speakers.

The Sonos speakers already supported a huge library of streaming music services including Beats Music and Spotify as well as DRM-free local music on iPhones and Macs, but Apple Music has been unsupported. Trying to stream or playback a...

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Apple offers (Product)Red versions of its leather...

Apple is now offering its leather cases for the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus in (Product)Red flavors. 

A portion of the proceeds goes to the Global Fund, a global public/private partnership dedicated to attracting and disbursing additional resources to prevent and treat HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. The 6s leather case costs $45, and the 6s Plus version is priced at $49.

Also, Apple is preparing for its annual World Aids Day campaign and has partnered with popular iOS app developer Supercell for...

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Analyst thinks Apple’s Black Friday was its best ever

Apple apparently registered the strongest Friday sales in its entire history on Black Friday (Nov. 27), says Global Equities' Trip Chowdhry. He attributes this to the company's "strategic shift in selling."

Chowdhry says that, in a short time, Apple has quadrupled its expert salesforce. These Apple experts are now available at many more locations, who have the same expertise that one would find at the Apple Store.

“This year, Apple decided not to provide any Holiday promotions on its own Apple Stores; but let the various retailers create their own promotions and sales, Chowdhry told clients in a note. “Apple would match any Apple product price, up to 10% of the competing price, at its Apple Stores.”

As for specific products, he writes that the iPhone and Apple Watch were the...

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The best Cyber Monday deals on Apple products,...

Black Friday isn’t the only day to scoop up discounted Apple devices. While Apple isn’t doing anything to celebrate Cyber Monday, there are still plenty of deals to be found on the Cupertino company’s products—and accessories to go with them—from other retailers. Here are the best deals still available online only:

Target is offering 15 percent off its entire site, and that includes iPads.

Best Buy had a slew of Apple deals on Black Friday, and while its Cyber Monday selections aren’t quite as extensive, you can still pick up select MacBooks and iMacs for $100-$150 less than usual.

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OS X El Capitan 10.11.2 beta 5 now available on the...

If you’re running the latest OS X El Capitan Update Beta on your Mac, head over to the Mac App Store to grab today’s Update Beta 5 release. OS X 10.11.2 is currently being developed alongside iOS 9.2 for iPhone and iPad as well as tvOS 9.1 for the new Apple TV. If you’re already running the OS X 10.11.2 beta, launch the Mac App Store and open the Updates tab to download and install the new release, then restart your Mac. The update is available for both developers and public beta testers.

OS X 10.11.2 betas have focused on improvements across a handful of apps and parts of the operating system, including graphics, Mail, Wi-Fi, Calendar, USB, Notes, Photos, Spotlight, and networking. The update to the Mac will also likely be required to take advantage of AT...

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Apple sued for ‘wiping away a man’s life’ in...

Another day, another lawsuit. Deric White, 68, of London is suing Apple for “wiping away his life” when he took his iPhone 5 to an Apple Store for repair — and didn’t back up his data. If I’m counting correctly, this is the tenth lawsuit (two involving Wi-Fi Assist and two involving Shanda Games) filed against Apple this year.

White told The Sun that Apple owes him £5,000 (just over $7,500) due to the lose of his photos and contacts. He claims Apple didn’t ask him if his data was backed up before repairing it. Apple tells The Sun it isn’t taking any responsibility at this stage, and says White, “has not demonstrated how he suffered any loss."

Last month Apple was hit with a second class action lawsuit claiming that the company failed to properly warn users that the new Wi-Fi Assist feature in iOS 9 will use data from their cellular plan. It was the second lawsuit of its kind this year.

In September plaintiffs William Scott Phillips and Suzanne...

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Aaron Sorkin’s Steve Jobs movie script PDF

Universal Pictures has released the script for the Aaron Sorkin Steve Jobs movie as a PDF. I love reading movie scripts of films I’ve seen but I’m unlikely to read this one because I’m not very interested in seeing the movie. Thanks to John Watson for pointing me to the web page.

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Amazon is apparently making a video app for the new...

Enlarge / The new Apple TV. (credit: Andrew Cunningham)

Over the weekend, Amazon's tech support team confirmed that Amazon is working on a Prime Video app for the new Apple TV. Amazon has become a major player in the streaming video field over the last two or three years, and the service's absence on Apple's newest streaming box is one of its biggest holes relative to competing boxes from the likes of Roku and Amazon itself. As of the end of October, Amazon officially had nothing to share about an Apple TV app, so this news is a welcome reversal.

This is notable partly because Amazon pulled the...

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Can the MacBook Pro replace your iPad?

Fraser Speirs:

There has been a lot of talk in recent weeks about the MacBook Pro and, in particular, whether it can replace an iPad Pro for getting real work done.

Only those with very specific workflows could realistically switch from iPad Pro to a MacBook Pro.

Speirs does a masterful job of flipping the question on its head.

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Igloo Software: What if you could get 5% of your day...

What if you could get 5% of your day back? What would you do?

You already have enough work to do today and shouldn’t have to waste time looking for the things you need to do your job!

Igloo can’t solve the conflict in Syria but it can help with conflict with coworkers. Igloo’s not just for your traditional intranet stuff like HR policies and expense forms. It lets you work better together with your team. Stop digging through your inbox for that file from 3 months back and give yourself the tools you need to do your best work.

Send your IT guy to try Igloo Software and see for yourself why Igloo is an intranet you’ll actually like.


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Chipworks finds 12-cluster GPU, dual-core CPU in the...

Chipworks scan of the A9X SoC, via The Motley Fool

Like spring follows winter, an X-ray of the latest Apple system-on-chip from Chipworks always seems to follow the teardown of the latest devices by iFixit. Chipworks shared its latest X-ray with The Motley Fool, and found that the A9X features a dual-core CPU and a 12 GPU clusters.

The SoC that Chipworks scanned was found to have been built by TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company), although its unknown if that company is a sole-source supplier for the A9X. 

What makes the GPU design so fascinating is that Apple uses the Imagination Technologies Series 7XT GPU, and that graphics partner only offers its technology in clusters of 2, 4, 6, 8 and 16. That means that the A9X...

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Big discounts on AppleCare


Because Apple makes the hardware, the operating system, and many applications, the Mac is a truly integrated system. And only the AppleCare Protection Plan gives you one-stop service and support from Apple experts, so most issues can be resolved in a single call. Extend the complimentary service and support on your Mac to three years from the original Mac purchase date with the AppleCare Protection Plan. You get direct telephone access to Apple experts for technical questions, and you get global repair coverage—including both parts and labor—for your Mac and select Apple peripherals.

Thanks to Dan Frakes on Twitter for this link. When I first saw it, I asked Dan if it was legit (knowing it was. Dan is the Senior Editor at Wirecutter and was formerly the same at Macworld magazine) and I trust him. There are some really...

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Apple Watch sales could total 12 million for 2015

On the all-important Black Friday shopping day on November 27, analyst Daniel Ives of FBR & Co. checked with a number of Apple retail stores and based on his estimates, Ives believes that Apple could end up selling 6 million Apple Watches in the quarter ending December 31, 2015.

Ives had previously estimated that Apple had already sold 6 million Watches this year, which would bring the total sold in 2015 to 12 million. Apple doesn't release sales figures for the Watch, but has repeatedly noted that sales are growing. A look at financial filings by Apple demonstrated that the devices have contributed $1.7 billion in sales in the first five months of existence, and Apple noted in July that the Watch had sold more units in the first nine weeks of life than the iPad sold in its first 80 days -- that number is around 3 million.

Ives thinks that wearable devices are a potentially $20 billion-plus opportunity for Apple over the next three years, and FBR maintained its "...

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Apple iPhone 6s Leather Case now available in (...

Apple has today released a (PRODUCT)RED version of its iPhone 6s Leather Case, available to buy now from with Wednesday shipping. The omission of the color was odd back in September, as the Silicone Case was offered in (PRODUCT)Red since the iPhone 6s launch. Apple has just about got stock of the item in time for the holidays, if you still happen to be hunting for an official red iPhone case (there are plenty of third-party red iPhone cases available).


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Crazy anti-gravity car accident

From BoingBoing. Might take a few views of this video to get your head around what happened. Crazy.

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One hidden detail that can make IMDb ratings more...

IMDb ratings typically look like this:

Ratings: 7.1/10 from 44,920 users

The user count is actually a link to a detailed demographic page. Super useful info.

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Amazon looking to release Amazon Video app for tvOS...

The long-awaited Amazon Video app seems to finally be en route to the Apple TV. The news comes amid strife between Apple and Amazon, some accusing Apple of blocking Amazon from launching the app on tvOS and others accusing Amazon of not developing for the platform as to encourage users to use its own Fire TV products.

Engineer Dan Bostonweeks, who reached out to Amazon via its feedback system and asked the company about the lack of tvOS support for the fourth-gen Apple TV, received a response from the company in which the customer service representative offered the following quote:


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

Welcome to our iPad Holiday Gift Guide! There’s currently a lot of excitement around the world of iPad, and rightfully so.

On the software side, Apple injected new life into prior models by adding side-by-side apps and picture-in-picture video with iOS 9. In hardware, the smaller 7.9″ iPad mini family got major speed and notable display quality improvements with the iPad mini 4, while brand new 9.7″ iPad Air 2’s are being sold at prices lower than minis, and a completely new class of iPad debuted in the just-launched 12.9″ iPad Pro.

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Your iPhone 7 may come without a 3.5mm headphone jack

Rumors can be fun, and sometimes a little disconcerting to people who have Apple products or peripherals that can be affected by a decision made by the company. The latest rumor from Japanese website Mac Otakara says that Apple has plans to remove the 3.5mm headphone jack on the iPhone 7 (or whatever the next-gen iPhone is called) and instead use an all-in-one Lightning connector for audio output.

The report cites a reliable source, and says that the company is considering releasing Lightning-equipped EarPods at the same time. Some manufacturers are already selling Lightning-equipped headphones, like the Philips Fidelio M2L, so it's not a stretch that they're getting ready for Apple going all-in on Lightning as the one connector for charging, data and audio.

As a result of switching to the Lightning port...

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Why “Secure Empty Trash” is gone in El Capitan (and...

Here’s why this option was taken away, and some alternatives. Interesting read.

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Microsoft releases Cortana app for iOS to beta...

It’s Microsoft’s alternative to Siri and its beta is now available on iOS. Microsoft has released a beta of its Cortana personal assistant app for iOS. The app, which went out to a handful of testers who signed up to trial the new app were notified by way of email that the iOS version of Cortana was available for download, offers voice-powered assistance, plus help with managing your schedule, reminders, and alarms, as well as the ability to track things like flights, packages, stocks, scores and more.

An Android version of the app was previously made available for testing this August.

The iOS version stemmed from an online survey in early November that stated that users...

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App Factor holiday gift guide

Some good stuff here, though I thought the idea of paying $60 for a piece of cardboard a bit excessive.

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Allen Pike builds iOS apps. He found his support in-box getting filled with support requests from another app, one he’d never even heard of. A fascinating story unfolds as Pike dives into the rabbit hole.

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Opinion: Get ready to wave goodbye to the MacBook...

Trying to predict the future of technology is a risky endeavor at best, and never more so when attempting to do it with one of the most secretive companies in the field.

But never let it be said I don’t ‘fess up when my predictions don’t pan out. Two years ago, I reckoned that the MacBook Air and Pro ranges would have merged by now. When the MacBook Air was first launched, it made a lot of compromises to fit into that slim casing. But over the years, the Air got more powerful and the Pro started to make similar compromises in pursuit of a sleeker form-factor. Both went SSD, both went non-upgradable RAM, neither had an optical drive, neither had an Ethernet port.

It seemed to me then that the differences between the two ranges would continue to dwindle until there was really nothing to separate them. But as things turned out, Apple had one...

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Apple Sued for Wiping iPhone Data at Genius Bar

Apple has a new lawsuit on its hands, but this time it isn't for patent infringement. Instead, it's over lost data when a customer failed to backup their iPhone before taking it to the Genius Bar for tech support.

The Mac Observer Spin: Apple isn't responsible for the data on our iPhones, iPads, or Macs. Taking Apple to court because you didn't back up your iPhone seems more like trying to avoid taking responsibility for an avoidable mistake.

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Jean-Louis Gassée: Why Apple should make a car

Jean-Louis Gassée, writing for Monday Note, first makes the case that the car market is not, on the surface, even worth Apple’s time. He then stands that logic on its head. Great read.

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News: Apple to drop headphone jack from next iPhone?

In a bid to slim its new iPhone down even further, Apple is considering removing the traditional headphone jack entirely, a “reliable” source tells Macotakara. The source said the new phones will likely be 1 mm thinner than current models, forcing Apple to ditch the headphone jack, since its port is based on a world standard that can’t be made thinner. While Apple has registered a patent for a thinner headphone plug, the new report…

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Apple May Replace 3.5mm Headphone Jack on iPhone 7...

Apple is planning to remove the 3.5mm headphone jack on the next-generation iPhone in favor of an all-in-one Lightning connector…

Similar to the move they made with the MacBook, pushing all signals through a single port.

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Adobe: iPad Air 2, iPad mini among top sellers on...

Adobe has released its 2015 online shopping data for Black Friday and Thanksgiving Day. A record $4.45 billion is expected to have been spent online, including $2.72 billion on Black Friday, 14 percent more than in 2014 and $1.73 billion on Thanksgiving Day, a 25 percent increase year-over-year (YoY).

The five best selling electronic products on Black Friday were Samsung 4K TVs, Apple’s iPad Air 2, Microsoft Xbox One, the iPad mini and Sony PS4. Online doorbuster deals — products with limited quantity and available for a limited time— accounted for 40 percent of all online sales.

While mobile shopping saw strong growth with a 34 percent share of sales, the role of tablets continued to decline, according to Adobe. Tablets drove 15 percent of sales on Black Friday, a two percent decrease YoY. Smartphones generated a record 22 percent share of sales, 70 percent more than in 2014. iPhones and iPads continued to drive the majority of...

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News: Amazon Instant Video app could hit Apple TV ‘...

I sent feedback to Amazon via the Amazon Instant Video iOS app about supporting tvOS. They say it’s in development.— Dan Bostonweeks (@danimal) November 28, 2015 According to an Amazon customer service reply, an app for Amazon Instant Video could be landing on Apple TV “within a few weeks.” The unnamed company representative supposedly told Twitter user Dan Bostonweeks that the company’s technical…

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IBM: Apple Watch, Beats by Dre top Cyber Monday...

IBM predicts Cyber Monday online sales will grow by more than 18 percent compared to 2014. Driven by a surge in mobile shopping, consumers indicate that Samsung, Sony and LG TVs as well as Apple Watch and Beats by Dre are at the top of their shopping lists, according to the IBM Watson Trend App.

IBM Watson Trend features the hottest 100 consumer electronics, toys and health and fitness products at any given time. It’s available for free download in the Apple App Store

According to IBM Watson Trend, smartphones remained the shopper's device of choice. They ccounted for 44 percent of all online traffic, more than three times that of tablets at 14.1 percent. Smartphones surpassed tablets in sales, driving 18.6 percent of online sales (up 65.7 percent over 2014) versus tablets at 17.7 percent.

IBM Watson Trend leverages...

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External Link: Why Some People Stop Wearing the...

Analyst Ben Bajarin, working with wearable analytics firm Wristly, surveyed users who said they were dissatisfied with their Apple Watches in an attempt to tease out the main shortcomings of Apple’s smartwatch. The complaints unhappy Apple Watch owners shared were poor performance, short battery life, the watch face not always being visible, reliance on the iPhone, and the high price. Perhaps surprisingly, the most critical and least satisfied Apple Watch owners “work in tech, evaluate tech for a living, or are fairly technical.” To be clear, this study focused on dissatisfied users, but Bajarin notes that satisfied Apple Watch owners make up a much larger group.


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Amazon Feedback Says Prime Video Coming to Apple TV

Amazon may be working on an Apple TV version of its Prime Instant Video app, and it may be released in just a few weeks. Word of the company's Apple TV support comes from a response to a feedback comment from a developer-which isn't the same as official confirmation.

The Mac Observer Spin: News of Prime Instant Video coming to Apple TV isn't official, but does seem plausible. If true we'd be able to watch iTunes Store, Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime video on our televisions without having to switch set top boxes. Like a boss.

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External Link: Amazon Instant Video Coming to Apple...

Engineer Dan Bostonweeks contacted Amazon to complain about the lack of an Amazon Instant Video app for the fourth-generation Apple TV, and was surprised to receive a response saying that Amazon’s working on it. Amazon added that it should hopefully be available in a few weeks.


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My crystal ball: what to expect in the revamped...

In a report noted by AppleInsider, Taiwan-based Economic Daily News claims Apple is working on an all-new MacBook Air series that will debut at next summer’s Worldwide Developer Conference. I think they’re right, but that some of the details are wrong.

Economic Daily New says Apple will unveil redesigned 13-inch Airs, add a 15-inch model, and drop the 11-incher, apparently feeling the iPad Pro fills that niche. Economic Daily News claims that the new Airs will pack new battery packs, cooling modules, panels and more into a revamped metal chassis. 

AppleInsider’s take is that, based on its current MacBook products, which come with 11-, 12-, 13- and 15-inch screens, it seems unlikely that Apple would muddy the waters by axing the smallest screen size in favor of doubling up on the top end. If the rumor holds true, however, Apple would be selling one 12-inch laptop, three 13-inch...

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News: Daily Deal: ‘Train Simple’ Adobe Photoshop...

In our iLounge Deal for today we’re offering the ‘Train Simple’ Adobe Photoshop Bundle for only $55 – that’s over 90% off the regular price. This bundle helps you conquer the Photoshop learning curve, providing you with lifetime access to eight all-level courses along with bonus tips and tricks. The individual courses cover everything from the fundamentals of Photoshop CC through to working with Camera RAW images, PSD to…

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Total Apple Watch sales predicted to double this...

Sales of the Apple Watch have continued to grow since its launch in April, and one analyst believes total sales of its wearable device could double this holiday alone, moving 6 million units in the lucrative three-month shopping period.

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Why doesn't the iMac have an HDMI connector?

Why doesn't the iMac have an HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) connector? Thunderbolt and USB ports are nice. However, HDMI is getting smaller even as it gets bigger (more on that in a moment).

But let's back up. HDMI is an interface for audiovisual equipment such as high-definition television and home theater systems. It’s able to carry a bandwidth of 5Gbps (gigabits per second), which is purportedly more than twice the bandwidth needed to transmit multi-channel audio and video. HDMI provides an uncompressed, all-digital signal.

HDMI makes perfect sense for inclusion in the iMac. After all, it's a computer that's oftenintegrated into home entertainment systems and/or used for gaming and movie viewing.

Apple developed a Mini DisplayPort in the past. Perhaps it's time for a mini-HDMI connector. Until that, or a full sized HDMI cable appears, you can see...

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How Technology Could Prevent Another Paris-Like...

What I find fascinating is that with all of the focus members of the intelligence community place on violating our privacy, they still aren't able to stop attacks like the one in Paris. Currently they are complaining that it is our fault for implementing encryption that blocks their often-illegal views into citizens' personal lives. I think that even if encryption didn't exist, they still would be ineffective. Looking back at 911, there was no lack of intelligence indicating an attack was imminent.

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iPad Target’s best-selling product on Black Friday,...

Target said that the iPad was its top-selling item, both in-store and online, on Black Friday – outselling even TVs. The company revealed that it sold one iPad every second, reports Forbes. The company also noted that the Apple Watch “was especially popular in stores.”

The deals aren’t done yet, either: 9to5Toys notes that Target is today offering a 15% discount on almost every product it sells – even the iPad Pro. Just enter coupon code CYBER15 at the checkout.

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Your Mac could someday run via wireless power

A year ago ComputerWorld predicted that wireless charing would come to some personal will likely run via wireless power.

ComputerWorld’s vision: “Place a laptop on a table, and it'll automatically start charging. No wires needed, no need to carry a power brick. That's how Intel views wireless charging for laptops, which could become a reality next year. Intel wants to make wireless chargers as easy to find as a Wi-Fi signal, and wants to bring the technology to cafes, restaurants, airports and other public places so laptops can be recharged without power adapters. The first laptops with wireless charging could come out next year, and Intel has shown a few prototypes laptop being recharged on a table.”

Intel is backing the Rezence magnetic resonance wireless charging technology, promoted by the Alliance for Wireless Power, or A4WP. The...

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“One port to do it all” – the new integrated USB-C/...

Apple’s decision to equip the 12-inch MacBook with just a single port was a controversial one, but the USB-C port Apple chose just got a whole lot more powerful. Intel announced back in June that it was integrating USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 to create “one compact port that does it all” – and that port just hit the market in the form of the revamped Dell XPS range.

That means that a single port combines superspeed USB, Thunderbolt, DisplayPort, PCI Express and power. The DisplayPort channel can simultaneously handle two 4K monitors.

Dell has opted to include two of the new ports, and this is an approach I think we can...

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BassJump 2 subwoofer beefs up your Mac's sound...

Although TwelveSouth has positioned its $69.99 BassJump 2 subwoofer as an accessory that turns a MacBook, MacBook Pro and MacBook Air into a portable . as well as a 13-inch MacBook. The BassJump 2 works well with all these systems, making the bass, well, jump.

Mac laptop speakers are still tinny, but much less so. And the speakers in the new iMacs sound a little better when paired with the BassJump. The TwelveSouth won't make the built-in speakers on any Mac seismic or room-shaking, but it delivers bigger, fuller sound and more rumble than you'd expect.

The BassJump software also serves up visual feedback in the form of two glowing, old-school analog VU-meters. A working mini VU-meter is placed in the Menu Bar for quick access to settings. Finally, the software allows you to customize the sound for your style of music: rock, pop, R&B, etc.

The portable subwoofer's...

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New redesigned thinner MacBook Air rumored for mid-...

2015 isn’t over yet but the rumor mill is now churning for Apple’s 2016 product pipeline. According to a somewhat-sketchy report from Economic Daily News, the MacBook Air will be getting a major upgrade in mid 2016. The new design will be thinner and lighter with substantial internet component changes, as per the report. In terms of rough timeframe, the product could be announced at WWDC 2016, around June. The MacBook Air has not seen a significant hardware change since 2010, so a major update is certainly due.

The fate of the MacBook Air has been in question for some time, with the early 2015 Retina...

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Rumor: Apple to unveil redesigned MacBook Airs, new...

A rumor circulating in the Far East claims Apple plans to introduce a revamped MacBook Air lineup at its Worldwide Developers Conference in 2016, extending the form factor to include a 15-inch model potentially in lieu of an 11-inch version.

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Sunday November 29

App turns your writing into trippy 3D images

It's easy to imagine a piece of art in your head, but making it real is another matter if you're not an artist. Wouldn't it be nice if you could simply describe what you wanted? WordsEye is trying just that. Its beta web app lets you describe a scene...

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The Logic Pros: Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals –...

In this week’s episode of The Logic Pros, we will be taking a short break from the usual routine to stock up on discounted iPad synth apps, plug-ins for Logic, keyboard controllers and more as we transition from Black Friday to Cyber Monday. We have been tracking all the deals to be had over the holiday weekend on 9to5Toys, so we thought a roundup of the best music production and home recording gear/software was in order for this week’s episode:

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Remember those strangely enjoyable truck missions in Grand Theft Auto V whereit was a disturbing amount of fun to deliver cargo? TruckSimulation 16 is reminiscent of that, and has you play the role of a truck driver who has to deliver various... | Read more »
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Animated GIFs have exploded in popularity recently which is likely thanks to a combination of Tumblr, our shorter attention spans, and the simple fact they’re a lot of fun. [Read more] | Read more »
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We've been sifting through the App Store to find the best ways to do computer tasks on a tablet. That gave us a thought - what if we could just do computer tasks from our tablets? Here's a list of the best remote desktop apps to help you use your... | Read more »
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Nitrome just launched a new game and, as to be expected, it's a lot of addictive fun. It's called Gopogo, and it challenges you to hoparound a bunch of platforms, avoiding enemies and picking up shiny stuff. It's not easy though - just like the... | Read more »
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Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes is all about collecting heroes, powering them up, and using them together to defeat your foes. It's pretty straightforward stuff for the most part, but increasing your characters' stats can be a bit confusing because it... | Read more »
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13-inch 128GB MacBook Air now on sale for $79...
Best Buy has just lowered their price on the 2015 13″ 1.6GHz/128GB MacBook Air to $799.99 on their online store for Cyber Monday. Choose free shipping or free local store pickup (if available). Sale... Read more
Best Buy lowers 13-inch MacBook Pro prices, n...
Best Buy has lowered prices on select 13″ MacBook Pros this afternoon. Now save up to $200 off MSRP for Cyber Monday on the following models. Choose free shipping or free local store pickup (if... Read more
Cyber Monday: Apple MacBooks on sale for up t...
Apple resellers have MacBook Pros, MacBook Airs, and MacBooks on sale for up to $250 off MSRP for Cyber Monday 2015. The following is a roundup of the lowest prices available for new models from any... Read more
Cyber Monday: Apple Watch on sale for up to $...
B&H Photo has the Apple Watch on sale for Cyber Monday for $50-$100 off MSRP. Shipping is free, and B&H charges NY sales tax only: - Apple Watch Sport: $50 off - Apple Watch: $50-$100 off B... Read more
Cyber Monday: 15% off Apple products, and sto...
Use code CYBER15 on Cyber Monday only to take 15% on Apple products at Target, and store-wide. Choose free shipping or free local store pickup (if available). Sale prices for online orders only, in-... Read more
iPad Air 2 And iPad mini Among Top Five Black...
Adobe has released its 2015 online shopping data for Black Friday and Thanksgiving Day. The five best selling electronic products on Black Friday were Samsung 4K TVs, Apple iPad Air 2, Microsoft Xbox... Read more
All-in-one PC Shipments Projected To Drop Ove...
Digitimes’ Aaron Lee and Joseph Tsai report that all-in-one (AIO) PC shipments may drop a double-digit percentage on-year in 2015 due to weaker-than-expected demand, although second-largest AIO make... Read more
Sprint Offers iPad Pro
Sprint now offers Apple’s new iPad Pro with Wi-Fi + Cellular, featuring a 12.9-inch Retina display with 5.6 million pixels. Customers can pick up iPad Pro at select Sprint retail locations. It can... Read more
Cyber Monday: Target offers 15% discount on A...
Target has discounted Apple Watches by 15% for Cyber Monday. Choose free shipping or free local store pickup (if available). Sale prices for online orders only, in-store prices may vary: - Apple... Read more
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Take up to $500 off MSRP on the price of a new Mac at B&H Photo today as part of their Black Friday/Holiday weekend sale. Shipping is free, and B&H charges NY tax only. These prices are... Read more

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