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Saturday August 1

15:35
After hiatus, iPhone lands back on Virgin Mobile...

After dropping the iPhone from its lineup completely in February, it seems Virgin Mobile USA has had something of a change of heart. Not only is it now offering the latest two iPhone models, it’s also slashed $100 off the full retail price.

You can snag a 16GB iPhone 6 from Virgin Mobile’s online store for $549.99, a hefty discount on the usual full retail price of $649.99. Likewise, the 16GB iPhone 6 Plus is just $649 (down from $749). For those wanting an even cheaper way to get an iPhone, the 8GB white iPhone 5c is...

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13:31
50 Books | 50 Covers

This is very cool. Great find by Tina Roth Eisenberg.

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08:00
Gadget Ogling: Useful Smartwatches, Orbital Cameras...


Dot is a smartwatch that may have life-changing implications. Rather than trying to convey information through tiny text on a small screen, Dot intends to provide visually impaired wearers with notifications through Braille. Four sets of the six dots that signify characters in the Braille system raise and lower as quickly as 100 times per second to denote four characters simultaneously, though users may opt to slow the watch down to a single character per second.

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07:30
Rachio Iro - The Smart Sprinkler Controller

Think home automation can only be used inside your home? Juan Collao explains how watering your lawn is one area you absolutely must automate in a smart, connected way. He has the device to do it with, too: Iro from Rachio.


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07:15
Pixelmator keyboard by Editors Keys review – A no-...

Pixelmator is one of the best Photoshop alternatives available on the Mac App Store. I’ve been using it for quite some time now, but mostly just using a trackpad or mouse to manipulate layers, access tools and edit functions. There are tons of keyboard shortcuts. And if I had the time or patience to learn them all, I would have. Needless to say, I didn’t. So when I got the chance to check out EditorsKeys keyboard specifically designed for Pixelmator, I jumped at it.

To cut it down to the very basics – This is essentially a wired Apple keyboard with numeric...

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04:44
∞ Ringo!

This is the video they showed as an homage to Ringo Starr in his Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction. Just great.

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04:37
This week on AppleInsider: Apple Watch at Best Buy,...

The lazy days of summer were in full effect this week, but there were some brief glances of plans for the Apple Watch -- as well as a long-rumored Apple TV refresh.

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04:08
PlayStation Plus members will soon vote on what...

Sure, PlayStation Plus subscribers are used to getting "free" games every month, but they haven't had any say about what the gratis titles would be. Until now. With Vote to Play, you'll have a chance to make your voice heard. PlayStation VP of plat...

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03:00
The week in Apple news: Apple TV, Apple Watch at...

Apple headlines for the week ending July 31, 2015

Want to see the Apple Watch in person, but the closest Apple Store is too far away? Head on over to your nearest Best Buy. That’s one of the headlines in this week’s news review. You can see all the important headlines here in this slideshow. Want to get more details on a story? Click on the link.

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00:54
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00:33
Surgeons practice on 3D-printed models for kids...

Surgeons at Boston Children's Hospital started using 3D-printed copies of patients' affected body parts to prepare for procedures last year. Now, that move has helped save the lives of four children aged two months to 16 years old who suffered from...

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Friday July 31

20:51
Former Mt. Gox CEO arrested in Japan over missing...

It's been months since Tokyo police revealed their belief that the Mt. Gox bitcoin heist was an inside job, and tonight they arrested its former CEO, Mark Karpeles. Some 650,000 bitcoin still remain unaccounted for since the exchange shut down in 2...

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19:39
US reportedly planning to scare off China's...

So how will the US government respond to a recent spate of attacks by hackers, including one that extracted an unprecedented amount of data on government employees from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM)? The LA Times and New York Times sugge...

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19:00
Apple Has Starring Role in New Crypto War

It seems safe to say a new round of the Crypto Wars is in full gear. In fact, let's officially call it Crypto Wars 2.0, because proxy parties are keeping the fight simmering in the background between full on salvos from the main parties involved. Meanwhike, Apple maintains its starring role in the fight due to end-to-end encryption built into iOS and OS X.


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17:42
FDA tells hospitals to ditch IV pumps that can be...

The Food and Drug Administration "strongly encourages" hospitals to stop using Hospira's Symbiq Infusion System, because it's vulnerable to cyberattacks that would allow a third party to remotely control dosages delivered via the computerized pumps...

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17:12
Tim Cook greets customers in Istanbul as Apple Watch...

As expected, Apple Watch launched today in three new countries. Starting today, Apple’s wearable is available in Turkey, Russia, and New Zealand. This expansion comes after a launch in seven new countries earlier this month. Apple CEO Tim Cook was in Istanbul, Turkey to celebrate the launch and took to his Twitter account to share his experience.

Cook tweeted that the company saw a great turnout for the launch of Apple Watch in Turkey and shared an image of an Apple Store worker helping a customer try-on the device.

In Turkey, Apple Watch starts at 1.249,00 TL for the Sport model and increases for each subsequent model. In New Zealand, Apple Watch Sport...

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16:52
Apple Watch supplier misses 2M unit break-even point...

A report on Friday floated more doom and gloom sales estimates for Apple Watch, noting a key component supplier ASE failed to meet its "break-even volume" of two million units per month in the second quarter. It also doesn't plan to reach that level in the third or fourth quarters.

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16:18
Report: Apple and BMW started talking about an iCar...

The Apple Car is taking another lap on the rumor circuit, with a new report from Reuters that Apple execs visited BMW last year to find out more about how BMW makes the (very cool) i3 electric car.

“Apple executives were impressed with the fact that we abandoned traditional approaches to car making and started afresh. It chimed with the way they do things too,” an unnamed source at BMW told Reuters. 

According to the report, Tim Cook visited BMW’s headquarters in 2014 and asked the carmaker’s board members very detailed questions about production of its i3 electric vehicles, which BMW manufactures using lightweight carbon fiber. BMW execs were willing to provide the parts for the Apple Car, according to Reuters.

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16:11
You can delete Samsung's phone bloatware in...

Samsung isn't waiting around for the verdict of a Chinese lawsuit over bloatware to take action. The company will offer patches in August that let local Android phone owners delete unwanted pre-installed apps on both the Galaxy Note 3, the example...

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16:02
∞ Pink Floyd: “Mother”

I love this song.

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15:50
IBM reportedly plans to purchase up to 200K MacBooks...

It was learned in May that IBM plans to deploy some 50,000 MacBooks to employees by the end of 2015, but a newly leaked video suggests the company could see adoption numbers between 150,000 to 200,000 units.

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15:27
Yahoo's latest purchase is digital fashion...

Marissa Mayer opened up the Yahoo warchest once again, and this time it was to buy the "leading social shopping site," Polyvore. Yahoo's purchasing the whole kit and caboodle from the sounds of it too with Mayer writing on her Tumblr page that it's...

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15:03
In defense of pessimism

Brett Terpstra:

My point is, optimism is not the shining light of the enlightened human being. I’m tired of reading “inspirational” quotes on Facebook about how optimism is a goal we should all strive toward. Optimism and pessimism are not light and dark sides, they’re complementing halves of the same token. We need each other, you and I.

Interesting read.

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14:51
Apple supplier not hitting its ‘break-even’ mark of...

Specific sales of Apple Watch have been a mystery since the device’s launch back in April, with several analysts offering up their own respective estimates on numbers. Now, Taiwan’s Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc. has hinted at sales of the device. ASE, for those unfamiliar, is responsible for putting all of the internal parts of Apple Watch into a case through a process known as system-in-package (via WSJ). The company, however, claims that Apple Watch sales are not as high as expected…

Mark Li, a Bernstein Research analyst, said recently that an ASE subsidiary told investors that the company did not hit its “break-even volume” of two million Apple Watch units per month in the second quarter of 2015....

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14:46
Van Halen’s “Panama” Isolated Guitar

Eddie is just such a great player.

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14:46
Security researcher: Globalstar GPS at risk of...

As is the case with seemingly anything that connects to the internet these days, a security researcher has found that GPS devices which connect to the Globalstar satellite network are vulnerable to man-in-the-middle hacking. According to Synack Inc...

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14:40
How to Create Signatures in Mail.app in iOS and OS X

Apple users can add personal signatures to their emails on both their Macs and their iOS devices. They can promote a cause or a product. Let everyone know how they feel about a particular topic, or just make the recipient smile. It's easy to set up, and Nancy Carroll Gravley shows you how.


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14:39
Angry Birds 2: Freemium Clips Its Wings


Angry Birds 2 -- the 13th installment of Angry Birds and the original game's first proper sequel -- on Thursday became available for iOS and Android. The free-to-play model is a call to players beyond its base. However, those new players may slip through developer Rovio's fingers if the game's features fail to motivate them to play with real money. Though there are 12 titles separating the first game from Angry Birds 2, Rovio revisited every element of the core game except for the iconic slingshot.

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14:14
External Link: Watch Adam and Tonya’s Cingleton 2014...

Late last year, at the Çingleton 2014 conference, Adam and Tonya gave a talk entitled “Through the Lens of a Boutique Publisher.” It’s a 35-minute tour through the past, present, and future of TidBITS and Take Control, with lots of personal anecdotes and photos mixed in as they talk about what it’s like to be a publisher. Çingleton may be no more, but you can at least see what the last one was like (other talks are linked at the top of the Vimeo page). Highly recommended.

 

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14:03
Marine Corps finally declares the F-35B ready for...

After years of testing and development, production setbacks and cost overruns and more than half a trillion dollars invested, the F-35B fighter jet has finally passed its biggest milestone to date: it's achieved initial operational capability (IOC)...

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14:02
External Link: Four iOS Interface Patterns That Work...

User experience company Nielsen Norman Group has posted an article pointing out problems with four official iOS interface patterns: page control dots, form submission links at the top, the plus icon, and the move icon. The authors aren’t speaking theoretically — these design patterns fail in actual usability testing — and they both give specific examples of each criticism and offer alternative approaches. In other words, if you’ve had trouble with an app that uses these interface controls, it’s not just you.

 

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14:00
The Reason Why No Company Can Duplicate Apple’s...

Competitors to Apple's iPhone spend billions in development and advertising. Sometimes a competing smartphone will actually have a nifty operational or design feature the iPhone lacks. Then why is it so fundamentally difficult to compete with Apple for mindshare and profits amongst those highly desirable, affluent customers? John Martellaro delves into the Apple not-so-secret sauce.


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13:32
iTunes and the 80-20 Rule

The ongoing iTunes feature creep regularly evokes calls for its simplification, with the “80-20 rule” often being used as support for such calls. But what is that rule, and is it a rule at all?

 

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13:31
News: iLounge Weekly arrives Monday, sign up now

The latest edition of iLounge Weekly, our weekly newsletter covering all things iLounge, will be arriving in subscribers’ inboxes early next week. iLounge Weekly is a summary of the week’s best news, reviews, and feature articles we’ve published, and it also features giveaways and accessory discount offers from various companies. There’s still plenty of time to sign up and receive this week’s edition — just use the simple form…

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13:24
Mozilla Gripes at Microsoft for Giving Edge an Edge


Mozilla CEO Chris Beard on Thursday published an open letter to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, calling on him to offer Windows 10 users an easier way to set their browser preferences. Beard characterized the lack of choice in the Windows 10 experience as "very disturbing." It appears to have been designed to force users into an experience Microsoft wants them to have instead of one they want, he charged. Users who upgrade to Microsoft's Windows 10 using the express setup will have the new Edge browser set as their default.

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13:22
∞ Remember that ridiculous weight loss goal I had?

When I first wrote my review of Apple Watch review and follow-up in June, I had lost 40 pounds. I noted that I still had a little way to go to reach a goal I had set about 11 months ago—today, I made it. [...]

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13:10
News: Report reveals additional details on Apple and...

Following news earlier this week that Apple and BMW had been in discussions last year about using the BMW i3 as a foundation for its own electric car initiative, a new report from Reuters suggests that those negotiations may yet resume at some indeterminate point in the future. Sources familiar with the original talks told Reuters that the dialogue between the two companies ended last fall due to Apple’s desire to explore developing the car…

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12:58
Report: Why Apple’s electric car negotiations w/ BMW...

News first surfaced earlier this year that Apple and BMW had engaged in negotiations over the possibility of the Cupertino company using components from the carmaker for its own electric vehicle project. The negotiations reportedly fell through following a visit by Tim Cook and other Apple execs to BMW in Germany, but a report from Reuters today adds that talks between the two companies “may be revived at a later stage.”

The report also shares some more insight into Cook’s visit to BMW, noting that talks have stalled due to Apple wanting to “explore developing a passenger car...

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12:57
Is Apple’s bold stance on encryption setting the...

Apple’s strong support of user privacy — specifically including end-to-end encryption uncrackable by the government — could be setting the company up for civil suits based on the Antiterrorism Act and other laws, a legal blog has noted in a series of controversial posts. Writing for Lawfare, Benjamin Wittes and Zoe Bedell penned a two-part article suggesting that Apple’s encryption practices could, under specific circumstances, be found by a court to have “violated the criminal prohibition against material support for terrorism.” Apple could then be held responsible for foreseeable resulting damages to victims. As Wittes and Bedell concede, the article has provoked...

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12:44
BMW concerned about sharing manufacturing expertise...

Apple and BMW have in fact held talks about a potential Apple Car, but the German automaker has been reluctant to reach an agreement, as it is afraid it could just become a supplier to the world's largest company.

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12:40
Wondershare PDFelement for Mac and OCR Plug-In: $39....

PDFelement from Wondershare is a PDF editor designed to be simple for users, while having advanced features available to expert users. This software allows you to edit PDF documents, including text, formatting, images, and other elements. You can also convert PDFs to other formats, and documents into PDFs. It comes with an OCR plugin, too, so you can scan printed documents and convert them to digital text. Through our deal, you can get PDFelements for US$39.99.


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12:10
Flabbergastingly insecure: Google's Android is...

Several years ago, Steve Jobs called out Adobe Flash as a trainwreck of security and performance problems, garnering him contempt from industry players deeply invested in the software platform. Today, Google's Android platform is getting same brutal appraisal, but it's coming from Android's own fans.

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12:08
How to Avoid Data Overage Charges When Traveling to...

After getting hit with a data overage charge while on vacation in Ottawa, Adam Engst decided to get serious about working within a small international data cap for his next trip to Canada. Here are his tips.

 

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11:30
Review: PhotoFast i-FlashDrive MAX

Even with the ever-increasing capacity of Apple's iOS devices there's always a case to be made for needing extra storage, creating a market for Lightning-equipped external storage devices that allow users to offload and carry around additional media and other files without cluttering up their device. i-FlashDrive MAX ($60-$160) is the latest entry in this category, similar in concept to the Leef iBRIDGE that we looked at earlier this year. Claiming to be the "world’s smallest iOS FlashDrive", i-FlashDrive MAX eschews some of the aesthetics found in other solutions to provide a compact but highly portable solution for keeping your extra files handy on the go. The device is available in 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB capacities with USB 3.0 ($80/$100/$130/$160), while a slower USB 2.0 model is available in 32GB and 64GB capacities ($60/$70). We reviewed the USB 3.0 32GB model.{/exp:char_limit}
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10:56
Hullo — Buckwheat Pillow

My thanks to Hullo for sponsoring The Loop this week. You already know the ergonomics of your desktop workstation are important; have you considered your sleep ergonomics? Hullo customer Matt writes:

“I’m kind of shocked myself at how big a difference it’s made, and surprised to find myself writing one of those seemingly overenthusiastic reviews, but Hullo deserves it. So worth it—the ability to precisely shape the pillow so that it supports my neck just right is something I’ll never want to give up!”

Check out Hullo for 60 nights. If you don’t like it, just send it back for a refund.

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10:49
TMO Daily Observations 2015-07-31: New Apple TV...

Reports that there's a new Apple TV coming are back, and they say we'll see the new hardware in September. Bryan Chaffin and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on what may be in store for the next Apple TV update and whether or not they think it really is only a few weeks away. They also look at Google refusing to comply with France's demands to scrub search results for some people world wide.


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09:50
9to5Toys Last Call: App Store Free App of the Week,...

Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: TwitterRSS FeedFacebookGoogle+ and Safari push notifications.

Today’s can’t miss deals:
Last Call Updates:

Team 17 announces a pair of ...

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09:31
What to play this weekend: Splendor

You're a renaissance merchant with an eye on the jewel trade. A shrewd business person, you buy and sell precious gems like so many Big Macs. A ruby the size of your fist? Pfft. That's nothing to you. You invest in mines, recruit artisans and develop trade routes. Your work attracts the attention of nobles and royalty, and your prestige soars.

Such is the theme of Splendor ($6.99, universal) by Days of Wonder, a great tabletop game that has made its way to the iPhone and iPad. I've played the tabletop version several times and after spending several days with the iOS version, I find it a worthy...

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09:20
Read-it-later app Pocket testing recommendations in...

Pocket has made it super simple to save content to read later for the last eight years, but the popular service hasn’t been able to recommend you articles you haven’t read. That changes now. Pocket is opening up a public beta for people who want to try out new features before they’re polished, and first up is a new Recommendations tab.

In Pocket’s beta for iOS, Android, and the web, the new Recommendations tab will sit next to My List, where the articles and videos you save to read/watch later are stored. The app will use the stories you save to determine which articles you might be interested in.

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08:56
Facebook completes first full-scale drone for...

Facebook has finished construction of its first full-scale drone designed to provide Intenet access to remote regions of the planet, part of a larger program called Aquila.

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08:50
Rumor: Apple to launch fourth-gen Apple TV, updated...

We’ve been around this rumor before, but it seems to be picking up steam again.

A new report says that a fourth-generation Apple TV, App Store and all the trimmings will arrive in September. The new Apple TV will be unveiled along with the latest iPhones, and sport Apple’s A8 chip along with a slimmer look.

The new Apple TV will reportedly feature a control with a touchpad input, and feature Siri on board.

However, Apple’s long-awaited streaming TV service, will not launch along with the device. Instead, Apple will be pushing the App Store SDK to encourage developers to create great apps for the device.

Only time will tell this fall...

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08:34
This is Nifty: YourMoji allows for custom emoji...

Jason pointed this out and it looks interesting.

ScStan LLC’s YourMoji allows users to create and edit emojis and stickers directly from your iOS device.

Once created, the emojis can be sent via any social media and messaging app, including iMessage, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Snapchat, Instagram and Twitter.

A cut out tool lets you make emojis from existing images while a background tool allows for custom background creation and multiple emojis can be combined together as needed.

YourMoji is available for free and requires iOS 8.0 or later...

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08:00
SwiftKey beta for iOS adds new ‘Your Signature Emoji...

SwiftKey today has revealed a new feature coming to its iOS app. For those unfamiliar, SwiftKey is one of the most popular third-party keyboard solutions for iOS, offering up a plethora of capabilities and features not found with Apple’s stock offering. Today, SwiftKey announced that it is rolling out a new feature called “Your Signature Emoji” to users of its beta app.

Your Signature Emoji is a feature that shows which individual emoji you use, on average, more often than other people do. To view the emoji you use more often than other people, head to the Personalize section of the app, then select Typing Stats. It’s important to note that you must be a SwiftKey Cloud user to view the Your Signature Emoji stat.

SwiftKey...

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07:42
Google Stands Up to France, Refuses Global “Right to...

France is trying to force Google to remove search results for certain people around the world through the EU's "right to be forgotten" law, and the Internet search giant is saying no. Instead, Google is willing to block those search results in countries governed by EU laws, but is refusing to do so throughout the rest of the world. Google is arguing the EU law, if enforced around the world, would reduce Internet access to only what the most restrictive countries allow.

The Mac Observer Spin: France learns it's not the boss of Google. Well done, Google.


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07:31
Here’s what a standalone Apple Music app could look...

A few days ago, I argued that iTunes was now so clunky it should be nuked from orbit, and suggested standalone apps as a possible way forward. A little over 70% of you agreed with me, including UX designer Andrew Ambrosino, who created some concept images showing how a standalone OS X Music app might look.

I like what I see. Check out the images below, and let us know your thoughts … 

As Ambrosino says, having the app have only one job immediately allows for a much cleaner look: music tabs at the top, player...

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07:12
Apple Pay Tracker study: Apple Pay use growing in US

The proportion of iPhone 6 users using Apple Pay is staying constant, but as the number of iPhone 6 users increases, Apple Pay use increases proportionately.

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06:53
Suppliers ramping up Force Touch module shipments...

Apple touch panel suppliers are reportedly ramping up shipments of Force Touch modules in preparation for the launch of a next-generation iPhone, according to a new rumor.

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06:42
External Link: How iTunes Fails Classical Music Fans

Over at The Atlantic, Robinson Meyer explains how iTunes, and even the MP3 format, fails fans of classical music. It began with a lack of a composer tag in the MP3 format, which was only added to iTunes in 2004. Furthermore, Meyer says Apple Music offers slim pickings for classical fans, as well as a number of library-wrecking bugs.

 

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06:33
A convert’s Apple Watch diary: Three months in, and...

After my first impressions, lengthy update, decision point and one month update, this week is when I have to officially lose the ‘skeptic’ prefix to my Apple Watch diary series and relabel myself as a fully-fledged convert.

The trigger for this realization was a fairly small one, but one which clearly demonstrated to me that – little by little – the Apple Watch is transforming itself into a gadget I eventually won’t want to...

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06:33
∞ 1000 musicians play Learn to Fly to woo Foo...

Imagine one thousand musicians all playing at the same time, all in sync, singing in perfect rhythm and harmony. The goal was to convince Foo Fighters to come to Cesena, Italy and play for them.

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06:14
Apple radio ad scripts from back in 1984

Stephen Hackett got a stack of old Apple papers. Among them was a series of radio scripts.

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06:13
News: Report: New Apple TV to debut in September,...

Apple is on track to unveil its new Apple TV hardware this September, according to a new report from BuzzFeed News, however the rumoured TV subscription service won’t be accompanying it just yet. Several reports suggested that Apple originally planned to launch the new device at WWDC this past June, but refocused its efforts on Apple Music instead. A fall launch of the new hardware comes as little surprise, however there were expectations that…

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06:05
BatteryBox: Chrome browser kills your MacBook...

Huge difference in battery drain between using Safari and Chrome on a Macbook.

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05:59
News: Daily Deal: Exchange 3-Port USB Car Charger

Today in iLounge Deals we’re offering the Exocharge 3-Port USB Car Charger for only $14.99. With three ultra-fast USB ports, this car charger will keep your passengers happy and their devices fully charged while on the go.

Get the Exocharge 3-Port USB Car Charger now for only $14.99...

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05:56
iPhone 6 and 6 Plus: Turning Off Reachability

"Reachability" is Apple's term for how the screen slides down when you double-tap the Home button on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. While that feature can be useful if you're using your device one-handed, it can also be a pain in the tuckus if you're constantly invoking it without meaning to! In today's Quick Tip, we'll tell you how to disable it completely.


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05:52
AppleInsider podcast talks Apple Watch at Best Buy,...

This week's all-new AppleInsider podcast features Mikey Campbell and Neil Hughes as we talk about Apple Watch sales expanding to Best Buy, all the Steve Jobs movies, and a possible Apple Car. Neil and Victor talk about the security issues with Android, and Mikey discusses what security issues mean as cars become rolling computers.

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05:00
Hackers Make Smart Rifle Go Rogue


Security researchers Runa Sandvik and Michael Auger have hacked a TrackingPoint smart rifle that was designed to deliver sharpshooter results, even for novices. They demonstrated their feat for Wired and will present their findings at the week-long Black Hat 2015 security conference in Las Vegas, which begins Saturday. The two purchased a pair of $13,000 rifles and spent a year working on them. They developed a set of techniques that could let hackers compromise the rifles through the weapons' WiFi connection.

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03:30
Last Call: Free AppleCare with all standard 2015 13...

There's less than 24 hours left on deals that offer Free AppleCare on all of Apple's standard early-2015 13" MacBook Pros, and up to $200 on select custom configurations without AppleCare. These deals expire for good on July 31st at 11:59 p.m. ET

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03:30
The 10 Mac games you need to play from July 2015

July's Mac games

While it’s true that July’s highest-profile release was an 11-year-old Star Wars game—albeit with some welcome modern tweaks—the rest of our picks showcase another strong and diverse month for Mac gaming. There’s so much worth digging into here: Alluring side-scrollers like Feist and The Swindle, puzzle games like The Talos Principle: Road to Gehenna and The Magic Circle, and even a game called Zenzizenzic. (Can you figure out what kind of game that one is?) 

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03:15
Vodafone turns to QR codes for 'simpler'...

QR codes look like they're really starting to catch on, and Vodafone's not one to turn down a reserved seat on the bandwagon. As part of a new trial, the UK carrier has teamed up with mobile payments renegade PowaTag so pay-as-you-go customers can to...

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03:06
Huawei passes Microsoft as third-largest mobile...

When Microsoft bought Nokia, it inherited a pretty large feature phone business. But that business has shrunk a lot since the purchase, according to Strategy Analytics, and Microsoft hasn't set the smartphone world on fire either. As a result, Huawei...

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03:00
Hands-on with Mail 9 in El Capitan: Improved full-...

Mail is one of those apps most of us take for granted. It’s one of the first apps we configure when setting up a Mac. In El Capitan, that foundational app experience is the same—what’s more, Apple has introduced big improvements to Mail 9 that make it easier to work on and do more with your messages.

Much more robust full-screen support and swipe gestures are two of Mail 9’s most noticeable visual changes. That’s not all: Improved data detectors make it easier to add events to your calendar and contacts to your contact database. There are other under the hood improvements to make it easier to find what you need and act on it.

Full-screen support and gestures

Full-screen support in Mail 9 makes it easier to juggle multiple email messages. Let’s say you’re composing an email and you want to check another message or copy something from it. The email message you’re composing now moves to the bottom of the screen, so you can access your email inbox, copy text or...

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01:40
'Endless Space 2' hopes to sate your space...

The million-selling Endless series of strategy games is expanding with the fourth entry, Endless Space 2. It takes place in the same universe as the previous releases, but at the "space colonization age of different civilizations" within it. If you s...

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01:19
Tendance chaude: Liste des stars et perruques

Forums: NetworkingTags: perruques

perruques synthétiques. Nous aimons tous les célébrités pour leurs déclarations de style fabuleux et incroyable sens de la mode. Modèles, chanteurs et acteurs changent les tendances de la mode avec un changement dans leur garde-robe et de la vanité. Que ce soit le maquillage, robes, chaussures, dos de cheveux ou accessoires, les célébrités ont défini les tendances depuis les âges. Parler de coiffures, des célébrités cheveux vaut des millions. Même un film coupé d'une manière différente peut lancer une nouvelle tendance, répandue parmi les millions de fans. Justin Beiber coupe de cheveux est devenue une rage en quelques minutes chez les jeunes partout dans le monde....

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00:21
'Yooka-Laylee' snags a publisher after...

What's the next step after fully funding your game in 40 minutes on Kickstarter? If you're the team behind Yooka-Laylee, Playtonic, you get a publisher to help with stuff like localization (translating dialogue and text for different regions), QA tes...

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Thursday July 30

23:20
Mozilla is unhappy with Microsoft over Windows 10...

If you're one of the millions of people who've already upgraded to Windows 10, you've probably noticed that the OS changed your default apps. Your main browser, for instance, suddenly became Microsoft Edge after the upgrade -- something Mozilla finds...

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21:28
Twitter's new homepage is designed to lure in...

Twitter's making its experimental homepage visible to all visitors who aren't logged in, the company has confirmed to BuzzFeed. This new landing page shows potential users what the website is all about at a glance. See, it might be your favorite soci...

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21:00
This cloud helps Special Olympics track data for 4.8...

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20:07
Apple could be held liable for supporting terrorism...

A legal blog caused a bit of a stir on Thursday when it proposed Apple, along with other tech companies fielding communications services protected by strong encryption methods, might be held liable of providing material support to a suspected terrorist.

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17:10
Apple Watch coming to Best Buy Canada on August 14

Earlier this week it was revealed that Apple Watch would launch in more than 100 of Best Buy’s United States retail stores and online on August 7th, and now it looks like that expansion will also apply to Canada. According to MobileSyrup, Best Buy will also begin offering Apple Watch in Canada on August 14th. Just like in the United States, Best Buy Canada stores will offer 16 Apple Watch and Apple Watch Sport models.

Apple Watch will be available in Best Buy Canada retail stores, as well as online. Customers will be able to...

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16:40
When, why, and how to quit your job

A great read from Jeffrey Zeldman. I especially liked this:

(Hint: if you’re thinking about leaving your job, you probably want to.)

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16:25
Mapping the United Swears of America

If you ever wondered what swear words are popular around America, this story maps it out for you—literally.

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16:17
Reeder 3 for Mac Public Beta

Great app. I’ve been using Reeder for years.

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15:49
Apple seeds second OS X 10.10.5 Yosemite beta to...

Apple on Thursday released a second beta build of its upcoming OS X 10.10.5 Yosemite update to developers for testing, including what appears to be only minor tweaks and bug fixes.

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15:43
Apple releases OS X 10.10.5 beta 2 to developers

Two weeks after releasing the first beta of OS X 10.10.5, Apple today has released beta 2 of the operating system to developers. The second beta build carries the build number 14F19a and is available to testers via the Mac App Store now.

Earlier today, Apple released beta 2 of iOS 8.4.1 to developers to test. Seeing that OS X El Capitan is slated to be released this fall, it seems likely that 10.10.5 is the last update Yosemite will see. Developers currently, of course, are focused on developing for El Capitan...

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15:43
New Apple TV Hardware Reportedly Coming in September

The long-awaited Apple TV refresh originally planned for June is coming this September, according to Buzzfeed, where John Paczkowski is now the managing editor of the site's San Francisco bureau. This time, "it's for real." The device's release is intended to prepare the way for another long-rumored product, an Apple streaming TV service, even though Apple is not yet ready to announce that service. The implication is that the new Apple TV will support it when it does get launched. The device will supposedly be slimmer, have a new touch-pad remote, a faster processor, more internal storage, and an Apple TV App Store. Let's hope this one's true! Check out Buzzfeed for more details.


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15:26
Report: Get ready for a new Apple TV this September

Truth be told, we were a little disappointed when we didn’t get a new Apple TV announcement during WWDC in June, but it looks like Apple is finally blowing the dust off its old streaming media device.

According to BuzzFeed, Apple is planning to announce a new Apple TV during its iPhone event in September—“for real this time.” BuzzFeed’s unnamed sources confirm that the next-generation Apple TV will be slimmer, come with Apple’s A8 processor, include more built-in storage, and will have a better operating system. This iteration of the set-top box will also support Siri voice commands and have a redesigned touch-pad remote control. Additionally, this new Apple...

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15:16
OpenDaylight Project Picks Up Steam


The OpenDaylight Project this week announced that AT&T, ClearPath Networks and Nokia Networks have joined, bringing its membership total to 359. OpenDaylight is a collaborative open source project hosted by the Linux Foundation. Its goal is twofold: accelerate the adoption of software-defined networking; and create a solid foundation for network functions virtualization. The Linux Foundation announced the project in 2013, and ODL released its third software version, dubbed "Lithium," last month.

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15:15
Report: New Apple TV and SDK due in September, maybe...

One of the things Apple was supposed to announce at WWDC in June was a new version of the Apple TV, the company's now more than three-year-old set-top box. Days before the keynote, though, the New York Times reported that those plans had been postponed at the last minute because "the product was not ready." Today, a report from Buzzfeed, the same outlet that originally reported on the WWDC plans, says that a refined version of the same box will actually be coming out in September alongside Apple's next-generation iPhones and the final version of iOS 9.

The basic hardware sounds pretty much the same as it...

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14:58
Design and Emotion

Using insights from our more than 500 million Shutterstock downloads, discover which emotions businesses, marketing agencies, and media organizations are using to design an ongoing relationship with their customers.

I’m not a fan of infographics, but I did find this fascinating.

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14:54
Metal Captcha

Are you a metalhead or a bot?

Brilliant.

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14:52
Canadian Best Buy stores to start Apple Watch sales...

Hot on the heels of Best Buy's announcement that it will start selling Apple Watch in the U.S. on Aug. 7, the big box electronics retailer confirmed its Canadian outlets plan to commence sales of the wearable one week later.

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14:10
Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor Released for Mac and...

Feral Interactive announced that Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor has been released for Mac and Linux on the Steam platform. It's coming to the Mac App Store in early August, as well. The action adventure game is set in J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle Earth just as Sauron returns to Mordor, decades before The Lord of the Rings. It pits a slain-yet-resurrected Ranger named Talion against Sauron as Talion seeks vengeance. It's priced at US$49.99 and Â29.99, and is available on Steam now. Check out the trailer.


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13:59
Report: New Apple TV to be unveiled in September,...

According to a new report from BuzzFeed News, Apple is currently planning to unveil its refreshed Apple TV in September. The company had originally planned to unveil the device at WWDC this summer, but scrapped it from the event at the last minute. A September unveil has seemingly been expected since the announcement was pulled from WWDC.

The report goes on to corroborate much of...

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13:57
New Apple TV rumored to debut in September with...

A report on Thursday claims Apple plans to unveil a next-generation Apple TV model with its own app store, revamped remote control, Siri support and more at the company's yearly iPhone event in September.

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13:51
Safari Offers Longer Battery Life than Chrome or...

Using Safari on a MacBook will give you longer battery life, according to tests run by the BatteryBox Blog. The company tested Apple's Safari, Google's Chrome, and Firefox on video sites, music streaming sites, webmail sites, news sites, and more, and found that Safari used less power than the other browsers, giving users 52 more minutes of battery life.


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13:39
AWT News Update: July 30, 2015

Apple Campus 2 Visitor's Center, image via Silicon Valley Business Journal

We have an extra goodie in the AWT News Update today. Not only do you have today's news, but Apple World Today accessibility editor Alex Jurgensen provided us with a tip for Think Different Thursday:

  • Apple is leasing space in San Francisco's SoMa neighborhood
  • The "Spaceship" headquarters building being constructed in Cupertino right now will have a visitor's center
  • USB Type-C is on its way to being more widely accepted
  • Think Different Thursday: Mono Audio

The written version of the news can be found below!

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Hi, I’m Steve Sande from Apple World Today, and this is the AWT News Update for July 30, 2015. As noted earlier in the week...

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13:20
The new 9to5

You might notice that 9to5Mac has changed. Indeed so has the whole network. Long before the page size/speed and advertising controversies, we knew that we needed to rethink how we presented ourselves.

While we were one of the lightest and fastest sites in our field, our feature creep and advertisers were adding complexity and page load times, which is especially crucial on mobile – an ever expanding percentage of our growing audience.

We decided to start over…

You are VIPs (so we are VIP)

One thing we’ve loved for years is our hosting provider: We’re hosted on...

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13:15
Tip of the Day: Showing only Downloaded Music in iOS...

The introduction of Apple Music and iCloud Music Library in iOS 8.4, like iTunes Match before it, effectively places your entire iTunes music library and more at your fingertips, rather than only the music you’ve chosen to sync to your device directly from iTunes. You can still explicitly download tracks simply by tapping on the option button beside a song, album, or playlist and choosing “Make available offline,” however anything…

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13:00
The Week in iPhone Cases: Poetic’s simple design...

...plus wallet cases, bumpers, and more!

This week’s roundup of new iPhone cases includes modern aluminum bumpers from Designed by M and Patchworks, catchy patterns from Headworks, a beautiful wallet case from Toffee, and more.

Amzer

Reinforced with a TPU bumper, the SlimGrip (iPhone 6; $10) features a transparent back that helps prevent damage from drops and minimize smudges.

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