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Wednesday May 6

13:29
Ask iLounge: Why doesn’t Traffic show up on my Today...

Q: I can’t find the Traffic view on my Today screen anymore (the one that shows up when you pull down the Notification Center). It usually comes up right below the weather report and tells me things like how long it will take me to get home from work, but not anymore. When I go to “Edit” my today widgets, I’m pretty sure “Traffic” used to be a separate line, but it’s not even showing up there. Any ideas on…

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12:28
MacKeeper celebrates a difficult birthday under the...

Macworld:

Released in 2010, MacKeeper has been dogged by accusations that it exaggerates security threats in order to convince customers to buy. Its aggressive marketing has splashed MacKeeper pop-up ads all over the web.

These days, MacKeeper has gone to a subscription-based pricing model rather than a $39.95 one-off payment. It costs $7.95 a month in the U.S. for the premium, year-long plan. Its latest feature is offering phone support from Apple-certified technicians, which it calls Human Inside.

But many of the tools in the software bundle, which includes an antivirus (AV) scanner and 15 other utilities, are already in OS X or available for free.

Macworld takes a light touch on the tsunami of criticism about the software and the various companies that have and do own it but it’s fairly common knowledge that, at the very least, you really don’t need to waste money on MacKeeper. MacKeeper has been known to be, at minimum, almost useless and, at its...

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11:56
Mac: Overmacs Reformator 1.2

While Apple’s Photos app is a handy way to organize your photos, its options for converting and updating metadata are limited at best, so in these cases you’re better off simply exporting your photos and passing them through a third-party app more specifically geared toward the task. Enter Overmacs’ Reformator ($12), an app expressly designed for bulk image operations, including converting into popular formats, assigning meaningful names, watermarking with text and images, making adjustments, and more.

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11:37
Universal Audio releases Marshall Plexi Super Lead...

Developed by Softube — and available exclusively for UAD-2 hardware and Apollo audio interfaces — the Marshall Plexi Super Lead 1959 plug-in is an expert emulation of the 100-watt British classic that defined the sound of rock.

And

The Neve 88 Series is a paragon of large-format analog console design. Introduced in 2001, the 88 Series is renowned for its startling depth, airiness, and clarity — deftly encompassing the best of all Neve designs that came before it.

I love the Marshall amp plug-in. Truly great work from UA, again.

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11:02
This is why I won’t own a Samsung product

Besides the fact they are malicious, copying, stinking bastards, their customer service sucks balls.

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10:55
∞ iOS growth fueled by Android switchers in Europe

Apple’s iOS reached 20.3 percent share of the market for the first quarter of 2015 in Europe’s big five countries of Great Britain, Germany, France, Italy, and Spain, according to a new report from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.

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10:12
Apple challenges Google with growing Web search...

Apple's rapidly-expanding internal search group --?aimed at making Spotlight a legitimate Web search engine --?is being led by the team acquired in 2013 with social search firm Topsy, AppleInsider has learned.

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09:44
Reddit is building an Apple Watch heartbeat sharing...

Have an Apple Watch but no one to share heartbeats with? Reddit has you covered.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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09:34
Apple has plans for your DNA

Antonio Regalado, writing for MIT Technology Review:

Apple is collaborating with U.S. researchers to launch apps that would offer some iPhone owners the chance to get their DNA tested, many of them for the first time, according to people familiar with the plans.

Fascinating article, lots at stake here. Also, are identical twins genetically identical?

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09:27
The making of Citizen Kane

Longreads:

“I must admit that it was intended consciously as a social document. … [but] the storyteller’s first duty is to the story.”

Not a “long read” but a 90 minute documentary on the making of what many, myself included, consider the greatest film of all time. If you get a chance to grab a DVD of it, make sure you get the one with the commentary tracks – one by Roger Ebert and the other with Peter Bogdanovich. It will give you a new and greater appreciation of this magnificent film.

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09:19
Significant R&D increase suggests Apple is...

Neil Cybart, writing for Above Avalon, takes you through Apple’s R&D numbers. Something big is coming.

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09:17
iOS 9 wish list

Federico Viticci came up some a list of things he would like to see in the next version of iOS. As you might expect, some of the things on the list are fixes for the current operating system, but it’s an interesting read.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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09:09
iPhone marketshare surges for Apple in Europe, China...

Adoption of the iPhone was up globally during the March quarter, and in Europe was particularly influenced by people switching from Android devices, according to new smartphone market data published on Wednesday by Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.

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09:00
Today in the App Store — Pixelmator, Lark Chat:...

Here are some of the best free apps, app updates and new apps that have landed in the App Store recently. Today’s notable apps include a discount on Pixelmator, the new Streamline - calendar app and a notable update to Lark Chat: Personal Weight Loss Coach. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can.

iOS Apps Now Free

Words With Monsters [Now free, down from $0.99] Words With Monsters is a word game with role playing game elements. Battle monsters with your words and spend their money on shiny hats.

YoWindow Weather [Now free, down from $2.99] YoWindow is a unique new weather app. The magic of YoWindow is a living landscape that reflects your actual weather.

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08:20
This is Nifty: Volkswagen developing Car-Net app for...

German car manufacturer Volkswagen today announced that it’s joining the ranks of companies offering an Apple Watch app to go along with its broader mobile service.

VW’s Car-Net service, which debuted in 2014, has offered services like remote control of climate settings, checking if you left your windows open or where you parked, and fuel/battery monitoring are all available for both the iOS and Android platforms.

One feature that might get the most attention is the idea of speed and boundary alerts on your Apple Watch. With this, users can set up alerts when a specific driver in the family exceeds a set speed cap or leaves a certain location boundary. These...

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08:11
Former Apple retail head Ron Johnson launches Enjoy...

Former JC Penney CEO and one-time Apple retail head Ron Johnson on Wednesday launched a new company, Enjoy Technology, that will not only sell products like smartphones, drones, notebooks, and tablets, but also offer free personal delivery and setup for orders.

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07:55
Apple confirms existence of “Applebot” web crawler,...

Sometimes it’s the Web traffic logs that really let you know what Apple is up to.

Last fall, a number of webmasters began seeing web crawler visits from IP addresses starting with 17, an IP address block owned entirely by Apple. Apple has now officially confirmed in a support document that it is operating its own web crawler called “Applebot”.

As of now, Applebot is the web crawler utilized by Apple products such as Siri and Spotlight Suggestions. The program respects the customary robots.txt and robots meta tags used by most crawler programs.

What’s interesting is why Apple might create its own web crawler in the first place,...

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07:35
Olloclip unveils its lens accessory-compatible...

 


We mentioned earlier this year at CES that Olloclip had a redesigned version of its lens accessory-compatible protective case in the works for both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, and today the company officially unveiled its all-new Ollocase. The Ollocase carries an affordable price tag with pre-orders kicking off today and comes in two matte color options. Read on for all the details…Ollocase comes in two sizes and two color...

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07:34
Apple Pay now supported by 24 additional banks and...

As of Tuesday, Apple added 24 banks and credit unions that now support Apple Pay.

The new batch brings the total closer to 250, the new institutions being included as follows:

Bellwether Community Credit Union

Benchmark Federal Credit Union

Blackhawk Community Credit Union

Community America Credit Union

Community First Credit Union

Connections Credit Union

cPort Credit Union

Denver Fire Department FCU

Electro Savings Credit Union

Elements Financial FCU

First Financial Credit Union

Greater Nevada Credit Union

Harvard Universities Employees Credit Union

Interra Credit Union

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07:27
Killer Deals: Save up to $200, $300 & $400 on...

AppleInsider this week is proud to offer the lowest prices anywhere on Apple's entire MacBook lineup with AppleCare protection. Separately, today also marks the last call for readers looking to take advantage of a week-long Apple Accessories super sale delivering the lowest prices on everything from SuperDrives and Keyboards to MacBook Power Adapters and AirPort base stations.

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07:23
External Link: Apple Confirms Third-Party Apple...

Apple has confirmed that it will offer a Made for Apple Watch program, to partner with third parties for Apple Watch bands. While it remains to be seen what other companies do with the Apple Watch, one thing is for certain: officially licensed bands will not charge the Apple Watch, at least not through magnetic charging. The Band Design Guidelines for Apple Watch document clearly states, “Bands must not integrate magnetic chargers.”

 

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07:21
Applebot Web Crawler Isn’t Taking on Google

Apple has its own Web crawler, called Applebot, scouring websites for its own search results just like Google, but it isn't likely a move to take over the search engine market. Instead, Apple says its Web crawler is collecting information for Siri and Spotlight.

The Mac Observer Spin: It isn't all that surprising to learn Apple has its own Web crawler scouring sites all over the Internet, but don't think this means Applebot is about to become your default search engine.


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07:07
Report: Android switchers drive iPhone growth across...

New data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech shows that smartphone users ditching Android devices in recent months helped drive iOS growth across the EU. The data tracked the EU’s biggest markets in 1Q15— Great Britain, Germany, France, Italy, and Spain— and shows iOS grew 1.8 percentage points from last year to 20.3% market share this year. That includes around 32.4% of new Apple customers switching from an Android device, according to the report, while Android lost 3.1 percentage points during the quarter:

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07:00
Daily Deals for May 6, 2015, featuring Snapselect:...

It’s time to save some of your hard-earned money with our Daily Deals, featuring exclusive deals for AWT readers, hardware discounts and our own handpicked iOS and OS X sales. All prices are USD and subject to change. Please check prices before you purchase as some deals may expire quickly.

AWT Featured Deal

Snapselect: Duplicate and Similar Photos Cleaner [Now free, down from $17.99] Beautiful, Fast, Reliable. Snapselect is the award-winning and fast tool to eliminate similar photos & duplicates, conveniently browse all your images and discover the best photos from thousands of others.

Hardware and Accessory Deals

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06:38
Creator of Snake returns with a modern sequel

Everything old is new again, including that damn Nokia Snake

The developer of the simple yet insidious game, Taneli Armanto, has partnered with game studio Rumilus Design to bring a new version of Snake to mobile devices everywhere. You'll be accidentally bumping into your own tail again later this month, but this time with a twist. 

Snake Rewind offers new visuals (including a delightful retro look), new challenges and "....several new features," like an option to rewind your snake after crashing, new fruit items with various powers and 10 uniquely-themed levels. I can't wait to play it. 

Snake Rewind will be out for iOS, Andriod and Windows Phone on May 14. In the meantime, enjoy the promo video below. 


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06:34
Pixelmator, the popular image editor for Mac &...

Pixelmator is bringing its photo and image editor to the iPhone soon, as announced in a blog post today. Pixelmator was exclusive to the Mac until late last year when the developers ported the application to the iPad. It is now nearing completion on the iPhone version.

The especially good news for current Pixelmator users is that the iPhone version will not be released as a separate app. An update to the iPad app will make the software universal, so you can buy the app now and get the iPhone update for free when it is released. Even better, Pixelmator for iPad is currently on sale to celebrate the announcement

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06:20
Apple announces major new bond sale to finance...

At its last earnings call, Apple announced that it is expanding its capital return program by more than 50%. This means the company is now looking to repurchase over $140 billion worth of shares and a larger dividend for shareholders.

To fund this activity however, it is cheaper for the company to sell domestic company debt than repatriate its ever-increasing cash hoard that is ‘trapped’ overseas. Therefore, Apple has today announced it will issue a new 7-part bond to raise the funds.

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06:05
The First Apple Article Ever

Apple is a daily news topic, and offers up enough interesting content to keep plenty of news sites and blogs-including The Mac Observer-busy pretty much every day. That all had to start somewhere, and it looks like the beginning was in 1977 when Sheila (Clarke) Craven's in depth article about the company ran in Kilobaud magazine. She spent four hours with Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak talking about the Apple I and walked away with the beginnings of what eventually would become the massive technology empire we know today. Ms. Craven gave Business Insider a scan of the printed article, and it's a great read with lots of insight into what would eventually grow into the world of the Macintosh, iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch.


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05:52
First look at Apple’s new App Analytics beta (...

After beginning to invite developers to test an app analytics beta last week, giving devs that signed up access to new analytic data for their apps through iTunes Connect, today we get our first look at the feature…

The screenshots above and below were shared by 9to5Mac reader and developer Patrick Heinrich von den Driesch.

The feature offers developers an overview of their users and app usage including retention stats, a breakdown of what device...

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05:30
Apple Watch takes #1 in Consumer Reports lab tests...

We got an early indication that Consumer Reports were impressed with the Apple Watch when they were unable to scratch the sapphire screen of the stainless steel model. The well-respected non-profit has now revealed that the full set of lab tests are complete, and the Apple Watch ranked top out of the 11 smartwatches tested.

Consumer reports tested the watches for durability, water-resistance, health functionality, readability in bright and low light, ease of use, and ease of interaction – though there was one slightly worrying moment for the Apple Watch Sport … ...

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05:18
Apple Pay snags 24 new bank and credit union...

Waiting for your card issuer to support Apple Pay? Check the list below. 

Apple has updated its Apple Pay support page with the names of 24 new participating card issuers. Most of the newcomers are credit unions this time around. In related news, Home Depot has announced its plans to support the service in the very near future. 

Apple Pay lets customers with an iPhone 6, 6 Plus or Apple Watch pay for purchase with their devices. It's like doing a magic trick that sends your money away and amazes cashiers. Fun! Here are the most recent participants:

Bellwether Community Credit Union
Benchmark Federal Credit Union
Blackhawk Community Credit Union
Community America...

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05:00
'Night Terrors' Could Turn Your Home Into...


Gamers could get the chance to count themselves among the things that go bump in the night, if Novum Analytics' Night Terrors, an augmented reality game for mobile devices, meets its Indiegogo funding target. The story itself is rudimentary, but the gameplay takes place in relatively uncharted territory. The player is alone in the dark with a smartphone. The phone's LED lights the way through the player's pitch-black house, while the game mixes photorealistic frights into a real-time stream of the player's augmented home.

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04:56
Apple confirms its ‘Applebot’ is indexing the web...

Rumors that Apple might be creating its own search engine started doing the rounds last fall, when webmasters started seeing web crawler visits from IP addresses starting with 17 – the IP address block owned entirely by Apple. Apple has now officially confirmed in a support document that it is operating its own web crawler called Applebot.

Applebot is the web crawler for Apple, used by products including Siri and Spotlight Suggestions. It respects customary robots.txt rules and robots meta tags. It originates in the 17.0.0.0 net block.

While the wording is clearly intended to suggest that this is just business as usual, both the fact that Apple is running its own web crawler at all, and the somewhat vague wording, are interesting … ...

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04:46
Twitterrific update makes multi-account tweeting...

Ollie, the little blue bird who serves as Twitterrific's mascot, has learned a new trick. In version 5.11.1 for iOS (universal, free with in-app purchases), you can now post from any account directly from the compose screen. Just tap your avatar to get a list of available accounts, select the one you want and presto! You're good to go. 

This functionality is also available in Tweetbot and Twitter's own iOS app, but I'm happy to see it come to my favorite Twitter client for iPhone. Thanks, Ollie!

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04:38
Oculus Rift goes mainstream early 2016

Quarter one 2016. It's the answer to a question we've asked basically every time we've spoken with Oculus VR since 2012: "When does the consumer version of the Rift come out?" Aside from that revelation, the only additional information we have is tha...

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04:16
Hugo Barra on why Xiaomi is against microSD cards in...

If you were to compare iOS and Android, the latter's storage expansion option via microSD -- up to a whopping 200GB these days -- is often regarded as an advantage, though not all devices come with such offer. For instance, while HTC and LG have made...

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04:13
Former Apple retail head launches Enjoy, offering...

Ron Johnson, who was Apple’s retail chief for almost 12 years, has finally taken the wraps off the online shopping service he teased back in October of last year. Called Enjoy, the service allows you to order products online for the same price you’d pay buying direct from the manufacturer websites – but get same-day delivery and free home setup.

Whether it’s an iPhone, Sonos speaker system, drone or electric bicycle, the company will send a “personal expert” to your home to hand-deliver the product and spend an hour setting it up and showing you how to use it. The service launches in San Francisco today, reports the ...

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03:53
Apple details new 'AppleBot' web crawler...

Apple has confirmed the existence of a long-rumored web crawling service -- first noticed last November --?and provided some details of its operations in a recently-updated support document.

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03:02
Snapchat adds sharing tools to its news discovery...

Snapchat's curated selection of news stories called Discover is reportedly in trouble, with traffic dropping significantly since its debut back in January. That's probably why the company has introduced a new function that lets you share articles and...

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01:02
Apple reportedly wants to help test your DNA

Now that Apple has launched a platform for medical research, it's apparently ready to expand what that platform can do. MIT's sources understand that the Cupertino crew is working with academics on ResearchKit apps that let iPhone users get DNA tests...

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00:01
Probably the coolest Apple Watch review you’re ever...

The Apple Watch may just be a cool toy to most of us, but for Molly Watt – who is both near-blind and deaf – it has made a huge difference to her life. For example, feeling safe and comfortable in environments where she cannot see at all.

I am fortunate to have a few friends who also have the Apple Watch and together have devised ways of communicating in ‘Code’ when out, particularly when out at night and in dark situations when I am completely blind […]

I can get message to friend I’m uncomfortable or I need assistance or help of some kind

The Maps app, with its ability to signal directions via taps on the wrist, has also greatly increased her independence.

So far for me the most useful App...

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Tuesday May 5

23:47
Apple may be under FTC investigation for Beats deals

The hushed whispers surrounding the Federal Trade Commission's supposed investigation into Apple's Beats Music service relaunch have gotten a little louder. From the sounds of it, Cupertino's approached record labels and over a dozen of artists, thro...

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22:38
Researchers find new 'most distant' galaxy...

Peering through the voids of space is a lot like time travelling: the deeper we gaze into a seemingly endless Universe, the further back in time we can see. Now, a team of researchers led by astronomers from Yale University and UC Santa Cruz have ann...

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21:53
Cox continues rolling out its gigabit internet to US...

Last May, Cox Communications announced that it would join Google and AT&T in offering residential customers gigabit-fast wired internet service to Phoenix, Las Vegas and Omaha. Today the service, dubbed "G1GABLAST", has finally arrived in Omaha and L...

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20:49
The first self-driving big rig licensed to operate...

A Daimler-built autonomous truck can now legally operate on the highways of Nevada. Gov. Brian Sandoval has officially granted the "Freightliner Inspiration Truck" a license for road use in the state, making it the first of its kind to navigate publi...

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20:32
Google Maps for Android lists your events, flights...

Google Maps' Play listing doesn't quite elaborate on what's new with the latest version, but the update's definitely more than just a bunch of bug fixes. Android Police has discovered that the app can now mine your Gmail account for info whenever you...

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19:49
Apple's upcoming streaming music service...

It looks like Apple's efforts to revamp Beats Music is drawing the wrong kind of attention from government antitrust officials, as the company's dealings with record labels and artists -- already said to be the subject of a Department of Justice investigation -- are now under scrutiny by the Federal Trade Commission, a report said on Tuesday.

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18:54
Apple again said to be under federal investigation...

Following a report yesterday claiming that Apple was being investigated by the Department of Justice over anti-competitive practices surrounding the launch of its rebranded Beats streaming music service, Bloomberg this evening now corroborates that report. Bloomberg says that the Federal Trade Commission is investigating whether Apple is using its large iTunes store to put rival streaming music services like Spotify at a disadvantage.

FTC officials have reportedly been in contact with at least one record label regarding Apple’s practices. Some of the...

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17:39
Mumblehard Malware Mugs Linux Servers


A family of Linux malware targeting Linux and BSD servers has been lurking around for five years, Eset has reported. Dubbed "Linux/Mumblehard," the malware contains a backdoor and a spamming daemon, both written in Perl. The components are mainly Perl scripts encrypted and packed inside an executable and linkable format, or ELF, said Eset. In some cases, one ELF executable with a packer nests inside another. An Eset sinkhole saw more than 8,800 unique IP addresses over seven months. Web servers are the most susceptible to the attack.

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17:05
Home Depot declares support for Apple Pay

Home Depot just double down and will become the largest retail chain to date to support Apple Pay.

The retailer on Tuesday officially announced upcoming support for Apple Pay for its 2,000+ stores.

Speaking on behalf of the home improvement retailer, company representative Steve Holmes told Bloomberg that his company plans to introduce in-store support for Apple Pay, but declined to specify an exact rollout timetable.

Within the past week, however, customers who normally use Apple Pay at their local Home Depot discovered the chain abruptly reversal of policy. Home Depot had stated that it is “evaluating a number of new payment methods, including a number of mobile...

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15:59
Home Depot Officially Wants Apple Pay Support at 2,...

Home Depot said on Tuesday that it "would like to" add Apple Pay to its chain of 2,000 home improvement stores. The company also said that a recent decision to deactivate NFC payments in those same stores was due to an in-progress upgrade, rather than a decision to turn down Apple Pay.

The Mac Observer Spin: It's a reasonable guess Apple Pay will once again work at Home Depot when those terminals come back on line.


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15:59
Despite lacking music rights, Beats Music is...

Apple can’t wait to get back into streaming music, even if not all the pieces are in place quite yet.

The Beats Music relaunch is expected to be announced at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in June, but music industry sources have confirmed to Billboard that Apple has not yet secured the appropriate licensing deals required from the major record labels to be able to stream their catalogs. It’s a piece in the puzzle that can’t be overlooked. Just this month, Grooveshark was forced to shut down after being bombarded with copyright infringement lawsuits for streaming unlicensed content.

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15:39
Even replacement Apple Watches come in nice boxes,...


Last month we showed you what exactly Apple would cover under warranty for Apple Watch customers and now images of the replacement box for the device have emerged. As shown in the images above, Apple does not want Apple Watch straps shipped during the warranty process and requires only the device itself.

The images, posted to Twitter by Max Weisel, show the Apple Watch in a nice white box with Watch branding. It’s essentially a smaller...

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15:30
How To Get Batch Change Back in Photos for Mac

One of the handy features of iPhoto was Batch Change, allowing you to change metadata for a, well, for a batch of items. It's missing from the Photos app, but a clever Automator workflow can help bring it back.


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15:30
AWT News Update: May 5, 2015

Happy Cinco de Mayo - today's Apple news covers the gamut from Watch-controlled cars to executive compensation, with a little Apple Pay and accessibility thrown in for good measure:

  • Owners of VW automobiles with Car-Net will soon be able to use their Apple Watches to do a great many things with their cars
  • More banks and credit unions have been added to the list of institutions supporting Apple Pay. Have a Simple account? You can now add your debit card to Apple Pay.
  • Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts was the top-paid US female executive last year
  • Apple's revised streaming service based on Beats Music will most likely be unveiled at WWDC on June 8, despite reported issues with licensing
  • Blogger Molly Watt, who has Usher Syndrome and limited sight and hearing, recently reported on the features she uses to navigate the Apple Watch. Her review can...
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15:28
Apple Pay lands 24 new bank and credit union...

In an update to its Apple Pay support webpage on Tuesday, Apple announced a new batch of 24 participating card issuers, with credit unions accounting for a large majority of additions.

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15:10
Apple working on ResearchKit-based DNA testing,...

Apple is collaborating with researchers on new ResearchKit-based iPhone apps that will allow people to undergo DNA testing, in some cases for the first time, for scientific analysis and research, according to a Tuesday report.

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15:02
OpenTV sues Apple over iTunes content streaming...

Interactive digital television firm OpenTV on Tuesday filed suit against Apple for alleged infringement of five patents relating to storing and delivering digital content to personal electronic devices.

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14:21
OpenTV files patent infringement suit against Apple...

Apple is facing a lawsuit from OpenTV, a company that creates interactive television technology, over five patents the latter claims the Cupertino company violated in the iTunes software. The protected technology in question relates to how Apple streams movies from its servers to end users.

The suit claims this technology was legally licensed to other companies, including Microsoft and Google, but not Apple. OpenTV was named as a party in a separate lawsuit against Apple earlier this year. That suit dealt with video playback technology in iOS and OS X and other products, including iTunes and iAds.

Filed under: AAPL Company Tagged:...

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14:14
Home Depot confirms plans to accept Apple Pay soon...

Home Depot will soon officially gain support for Apple Pay after users this week noticed it had started quietly blocking the platform, the company tells Bloomberg.

Users have had success using Apple Pay at Home Depot stores since the service launched in October last year— Home Depot uses MasterCard Paypass terminals that technically support the NFC-based payments platform— but now the company appears to have stopped accepting it as it issues a statement touting rival PayPal. The...

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13:56
Home Depot announces future Apple Pay support, will...

Home Depot on Tuesday officially announced upcoming support for Apple Pay, and with more than 2,000 stores will be the largest retail chain to sign on to Apple's branded NFC-based mobile payments initiative.

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13:54
Apple preparing to ship first standalone Apple Watch...

Nearly one month following the start of Apple Watch and Apple Watch band pre orders, Apple has begun preparing to ship the first orders of standalone Link Bracelets, according to multiple 9to5 readers. These $449 Link Bracelets are separate from orders of the Apple Watch with Link Bracelet, in both the standard silver and Space Black combinations, which do not appear to have begun preparing to ship as of yet. Apple explains the Link Bracelet’s design on its website:

Crafted from the same 316L stainless steel alloy as the case, the Link Bracelet has more than 100 components. The machining process is so precise, it takes nearly nine hours to cut the links for a single strap. In part that’s because they aren’t simply a uniform size, but subtly...

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13:46
Apple reportedly planning to launch ResearchKit-...

Apple is working on a plan that could give the company and its research partners access to consumer DNA, a new report suggests. The data would be collected by research partners and stored in an online cloud to be used in medical studies, such as one run by the University of California that examines the DNA of expectant mothers to help pinpoint the causes of premature birth.

Now Apple is closely involved in shaping initial studies that will collect DNA. One, planned by the University of California, San Francisco, would study causes of premature birth by combining gene tests with other data collected on the phones of expectant mothers. A different study would be led by Mount Sinai Hospital in New York.

Other...

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13:43
Tip of the Day: Accessing Recently Closed Tabs in...

Sometimes it’s almost too easy to accidentally close a tab in Safari on iOS, especially when you’re using an iPhone 6 Plus or iPad in landscape view. Of course, the normal browser history is okay if it’s something you’ve opened in the past little while, but many of us tend to leave tabs open in our browsers throughout the day, and sometimes even for days at a time, meaning it can be a challenge to figure out not only what you…

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13:41
EU to probe market control of Facebook, Google,...

The European Commission is beginning a probe into how major technology companies such as Amazon, Facebook, and Google exploit their market power, a move that could potentially lead to new regulations, a report said on Tuesday.

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13:32
Apple’s Beats relaunch

Swedish music streamer Spotify has more to lose from Apple’s anticipated Beats Music revamp than its competition, according to new usage data, as iOS accounts for a majority of Spotify’s active users.

Apple really has to do this right. We’ve seen music services do big, splashy relaunches and users really don’t care—I really don’t care. There are some key points that Apple needs to take care of to beat out Spotify—if they don’t, it’s going to be a tough road ahead for them. Music is very important to Apple, there is no doubt about that, but they have to keep the focus and intensity on this that they’ve shown for their other products.

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13:22
Last Chance for VPN Unlimited 3 Year Subscription: $...

Our three year subscription deal for VPN Unlimited is nearing an end, making this your last chance to get it for $19. A VPN lets you access through the Internet through a remote server that offers additional protection for your IP address and you. A VPN Unlimited subscription allows users to unblock restricted web content (more of an issue outside the U.S. than in), protect your Wi-Fi connection on public networks, secure your online activity, and bypass some ISP restrictions. There are additional details on the deal page.


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13:15
The Week in Mac Apps: Keep your bookmarks all in one...

Apps for productivity, making a scrapbook, and more

This week’s Mac app roundup introduces Opus One, a calendar tool for the ultra-orgranized. Plus, we've got tools that help you manage your notes, keep tabs on your finances, and, when you’re ready to relax, write a song or two.

CircleIcons 1.1

Need pixel-perfect icons for your iOS, Mac, or Apple Watch app? Bayhoff’s $10 CircleIcons (Mac App Store Link) can lend a hand—this tool uses a set of simple rules that produce excellent icons designed to look at home on any device.

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13:12
Apple’s new retail chief Angela Ahrendts was the...

We found out earlier this year that Apple’s new retail chief, former Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts, made around $73 million in 2014 through her new position at the company. That made Ahrendts the highest paid female executive in the US last year, according to a new report from Bloomberg that puts her total earnings for 2014 somewhere closer to $82.6 million+:

The former chief executive officer of London-based fashion retailer...

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13:02
How-To: Understand and unlock Apple’s Mac and iPhone...

Decades ago, every electronic device was sealed with one of two types of screws: a minus-shaped Flat/Slot head, or a plus-shaped Phillips head. There was no concept — at least, for common consumer electronics — that average people shouldn’t be able to unscrew their gadgets and take them apart. And the only reason to have multiple Flat or Phillips head screwdrivers was to handle bigger or smaller screws.

Times have changed, and “security screws” have become increasingly common. Apple actually started using tamper-resistant screws in its Macs years ago, but when it added Pentalobe screws to the iPhone 4, the media took notice, and there was a brief public flare-up (actual sample headline: “Apple iPhone 4 Uses ‘Evil,’ Tamper-Proof Screws”). Despite initial frustration, however, the solution turned out to be simple: buy an inexpensive ...

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13:00
Make a video commercial for OWC, win a $12,000 dream...

Do you like making videos? Want to make a viral video commercial for Other World Computing that's about 30 to 60 seconds long and have a chance to win a grand prize worth over US$12,000? The good folks at OWC (over at MacSales.com) started taking entries last Friday for an amazing competition and you have until June 30, 2015 to submit your video. After that, the public has an opportunity to vote on their favorite video between July 7 and 31, and then the lucky winner and a runner-up will be announced on August 10, 2015.

What entrants need to do is create an ad between 30 and 60 seconds long that tells the world why OWC solutions are the key to unlocking true creative potential. There are three possible themes to guide you:

  • Everything is Possible
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13:00
BeeKeeper USB-C to Standard USB Adapter on...

There's a project on KickStarter called BeeKeeper you should check out if you have a new MacBook. It's a USB-C to Standard USB cable coupled with a converter that allows you to plug any standard USB cable into your MacBook. If you use the converter in conjunction with the cable, you can use them with Apple's MacBook charger. But if you use just the converter, you can plug, say, your existing Lightning iPhone cable-or any other standard USB cable-into your MacBook. Funding levels start at $19 for the converter by itself, or $36 for the converter and the cable. The company has raised $9,000 of its $33,000 goal, with five days left in the campaign.


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12:43
Beats revamp still debuting at WWDC, global release...


According to a report today from Billboard, Apple does not have the deals in place to launch its long-awaited Beats Music revamp as its new streaming music service. The report quotes a source as saying “June won’t be the release date. The deals aren’t done,” but our sources say that an announcement at the June 8th WWDC (Worldwide Developers Conference) keynote is still planned. A few weeks following the announcement, in late June, Apple will fully release the service as part of two new software products: iOS 8.4 and iTunes 12.2, according...

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12:43
Apple's Beats Music relaunch might hurt Spotify...

Swedish music streamer Spotify has more to lose from Apple's anticipated Beats Music revamp than its competition, according to new usage data, as iOS accounts for a majority of Spotify's active users.

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12:07
How Corona made Cinco de Mayo an American holiday

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In America Cinco de Mayo has evolved to become one of the country’s largest drinking holidays. In 2013, over $600 million dollars worth of beer was sold, according to Nielsen data, which is more beer than is sold for St. Patrick’s Day or the Super Bowl, two holidays where beer consumption is the primary focal point. And most of that beer is Mexican in origin, which has also meant that the Mexican beer sector, thanks to Cinco de Mayo, has continued to grow and thrive north of the border, experiencing the best sector growth in the American market according to EuroMonitor data, second only to the rapid growth of American craft beer.

Suffice it to say, Cinco de Mayo is a behemoth when it comes to selling booze, but how did a holiday that isn’t really even celebrated in Mexico – Mother’s Day, which occurs around the same time, is a much bigger deal – become not only the most powerful U.S. holiday when it comes to selling alcohol, but also the only connection...

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12:06
Yosemite clusterfuck

Craig Hockenberry:

I started reporting these issues early in the Yosemite beta release and provided tons of documentation to Apple engineering. It was frustrating to have a Mac that lost its network connection every few days because the network interfaces were disabled while waking from sleep (and there was no way to disable this new “feature”.)

Marco Arment and many others are having similar issues.

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12:00
Mophie's new juice pack H2PRO and your iPhone 6...

Image via Mophie.com

More often than not, my iPhones over the years have had a constant companion -- a mophie juice pack or juice pack air battery pack. While the big battery capacity of the iPhone 6 Plus has made that accessory less of a "must have" so far, there are a lot of people who own the iPhone 6 who might need the extra power in a juice pack. Now they can have both 2,750 mAh of battery power and complete waterproof protection in one package -- the juice pack H2PRO ($129.95, pre-order only)

Mophie says the juice pack H2PRO is designed to provide MIL-STD810G drop protection as well as  IP-68 ingress protection. The latter rating means that your iPhone can take a 1.2m (3.93 foot) dip in water for up to 30 minutes, and it will also be protected against dust. Military Standard 810G is a vibration, shock and drop...

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11:47
Mophie launches waterproof Juice Pack H2Pro battery...

Mophie on Tuesday revealed a new battery case, the Juice Pack H2Pro, which it said will not only extend the battery life of an iPhone 6 but make it waterproof to a depth of 1.2 meters (about 4 feet) for 30 minutes.

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11:34
Apple TV gets USA Now, CBS Sports Channels

USA Now and CBS Sports channels appeared on Apple TV on Tuesday, adding two new sources for entertainment to the set top streaming box. USA Now requires a cable subscription login, but CBS Sports lets you view all of its content without any restrictions.

The Mac Observer Spin: More Apple TV channels is nice, but until we can get all of the content we want without requiring a cable or satellite television subscription package most people won't be able to truly cut the entertainment cord.


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11:33
Beats Music rebranding may not be imminent, as Apple...

Despite rumors that Apple could rebrand and relaunch Beats Music as soon as next month's Worldwide Developers Conference, a new report suggests that's unlikely, as the company apparently does not have the licensing deals finalized for such a change.

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11:25
Gold plate your Apple Watch for $399

They pay for shipping and promise a three-day turnaround. I feel like doing it just to see how it works.

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10:59
Over a week after launch, Apple Watch still draws...

It's been over a week since retail sales of Apple Watch began at a select few boutique stores around the world. In Paris, the exclusive location for obtaining one is still managing a line of over 70 people waiting to buy.

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10:45
Apple is Thinking Different About Today’s Technology

When a company is struggling for acceptance, it has to maintain an aura of coolness. But when a company like Apple is on top, the priorities shift in subtle ways. Cool, yes. But also practically minded. John Martellaro ponders some fundamantal changes he sees at Apple.


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10:18
Report: Top Endpoint Security Packages Perfectly...


Drive-by attacks on the Internet are a particularly pernicious form of online threat, especially for individual Web surfers. On the corporate level, though, a company with good endpoint protection software can foil the malicious practice. A drive-by occurs when an infected website automatically downloads malware onto a Net traveler's computer. Several companies make endpoint solutions to -- among other things -- thwart those kinds of attacks. NSS Labs recently tested 10 of them.

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10:14
TMO Daily Observations 2015-05-05: Apple’s Latest...

One analyst says Apple is close to the lowest point in the company's history, but we're doubting that's really the case. Bryan Chaffin and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to dissect the latest prediction of Apple's demise, and offer their thoughts on Home Depot blocking Apple Pay. Bonus: Dave adds nadirboson to our vocabulary.


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10:07
Volkswagen intros Watch remote app, Dropbox to get...

Volkswagen on Tuesday announced an Apple Watch app that will offer remote control of many car functions, while Dropbox released a significant update to its iOS client and promised that users will soon be able to create Office documents from within the app.

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10:06
∞ Godsmack and Pantera perform “Walk”

Great performance.

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10:00
Apple publishes guidelines for third-party Apple...

Apple Watch 42 mm Dimensional Drawing. Apple Inc. 

Have an idea for creating the ultimate Apple Watch band and making your fortune? Not so fast, pardner. You're going to have to make sure that you follow Apple's guidelines to the letter, and they're pretty strict. The company added a PDF document titled "Band Design Guidelines for Apple Watch" to its Developer Resources web page, and the requirements are impressive.

First of all, the bands must integrate two special lugs that mate with the Apple Watch Band Interface, and there must be a "lug latch" feature to prevent accidental removal of the band. Bands cannot integrate magnetic chargers, something that probably caused millions of developers to cry out in terror and they were suddenly silenced

But wait, there's...

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09:51
Mophie debuts Juice Pack H2Pro, its first waterproof...

Sporting IP68-rated waterproofing — immersible in 1.2 meters of water for 30 minutes — as well as strong dust, drop, and shock resistance, the Juice Pack H2Pro is Mophie’s first-ever waterproof battery case.

Made from black plastic with a flexible, scratch-resistant clear front that provides both Touch ID and multi-touch screen access, H2Pro includes the complete button and port protection users would expect from a waterproof case, plus a 2,750mAh battery that Mophie promises will deliver a full 100% recharge for the iPhone 6.

Juice Pack H2Pro is currently available for pre-order and will ship in late May for $130, at which point it will likely be the first actually available waterproof battery for the iPhone 6. (Lifeproof’s Fre Power...

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09:32
1st iceberg of the season seen in Torbay

CBC News:

It was a busy weekend in Torbay, as the first iceberg of the season arrived in eastern Newfoundland just off the coastline near Tapper’s Cove.People flocked to the area over the weekend to take advantage of the site.

The Canadian Coast Guard says there’s currently more than 100 icebergs off the province’s coastlines, so it’s just the beginning of iceberg season in Newfoundland and Labrador.

This is how cool Canada is – we have icebergs, baby! By the way, if you ever want a fun vacation, visit Newfoundland. Starkly beautiful province and wonderful people.

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09:28
NYTimes: Summer Apple TV reboot brings redesign for...

Brian X. Chen, writing for the New York Times, makes a de facto case for a new Apple TV and remote this summer.

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09:20
Apple Pay adds 24 new banks and credit unions...

Apple has rolled out Apple Pay support for another 24 banks and credit unions following last month’s expansion reaching more than 200 in total. The newly added banks include more than a dozen banks and credit unions from around the United States including The Bancorp Bank which backs Simple, a popular online banking service. Here’s the full list of newly added Apple Pay banks:

Bellwether Community Credit Union
Benchmark Federal Credit Union
Blackhawk Community Credit Union
Community America Credit Union
Community First Credit Union
Connections Credit Union
cPort Credit Union
Denver Fire Department FCU
Electro Savings Credit...

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09:14
iOS-exclusive Periscope torpedoed Mayweather-...

Even after shattering pay-per-view records, at least one person involved in the "fight of the century" believes it could have been even bigger without the availability of illegal video streams through Twitter's iOS-exclusive Periscope app.

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09:11
9to5Toys Last Call: iOttie iPhone 6 Car Mount + Dual...

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09:05
Review: Mobee Technology Magic Case 6 for iPhone 6

Mobee Technology's Magic Case 6 ($80) is a new battery case for, you guessed it, iPhone 6. The thick 2800 mAh case, which uses a two-piece slider design, lacks button coverage. A power button is located on the back of Magic Case, with four lights denoting battery life remaining within the case. A micro-USB port on the bottom of the case allows it to charge using the included cable. However, if you've already got Mobee's Magic Charger or Magic Feet, Magic Case can also use inductive charging from those products. Magic Case 6 comes in black or gray.{/exp:char_limit}

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08:57
Dropbox for iOS adds file commenting & 1Password...

Dropbox is rolling out a new version of its iPhone and iPad app today with a new features including commenting and mentions, a new ‘Recent’ files tab, and 1Password integration. Dropbox for iOS will also gain the ability to create Microsoft Office files including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel documents directly from the app soon.

The ‘Recent’ tab is found on the bottom left of the new app version and displays a list of files stored in Dropbox that you’ve last added or modified for quick access. The new tab is similar to the “Recently Changed’ activity view on the Dropbox menu bar app; the tab also resembles the Dropbox widget in Notification Center on...

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08:49
Apple Watch workout battery life falling short in...

The Apple Watch can offer inconsistent power consumption while tracking workouts, particularly during outdoor activities like cycling, according to a handful of complaints received by AppleInsider and seen on Twitter.

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08:48
Get ready to personalize your Apple Watch with Apple...

Apple just invited third-party accessory makers to design Apple Watch bands with the launch of its Made for Apple Watch program.

Apple already sells its own interchangeable bands, but the options and price points are limited, and some of the straps only go well with (or are designed just for) specific Apple Watch models. With the watch’s release buttons and lugs—the band attachments that Apple will soon open up to accessory makers—Apple Watch owners will be able to swap in bands for every occasion.

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Apple makes interchangeable bands, but the selection is limited.

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08:44
News: Apple TV adds Shomi, CraveTV channels in Canada

In addition to the CBS Sports and USA Now channels added to the Apple TV in the U.S., Canadian users are getting a nice bonus with the addition of Bell’s CraveTV and Rogers and Shaw’s Shomi streaming TV services. Similar to Hulu in the U.S., CraveTV and Shomi are designed to provide domestic alternatives to Netflix, albeit with a stronger focus on television content than movies. CraveTV is available to existing Bell subscribers for an…

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08:30
Today in the App Store — Owen’s Odyssey, Downcast...

Here are some of the best free apps, app updates and new apps that have landed in the App Store recently. Today’s notable apps include a discount on Owen’s Odyssey, the new GLP - Great Little Place app and a significant update to Downcast for OS X. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can.

iOS Apps Now Free

Owen’s Odyssey [Now free, down from $0.99] Owen’s Odyssey is the story of a boy, while on a journey, taking refuge from a storm in a dangerous place – Castle Pookapick.

Over [Now free, down from $1.99] Designed with mobile creatives in mind, Over features standard and custom-made fonts and well-crafted artwork combined with a sleek design, easy-to-use functionality, and immediate sharing ability.

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