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Friday February 27

08:46
12 of the most famous songs no one’s ever heard

Mic:

Some of the most mythic songs in history have never before been heard. Music has long played an integral role in literature and myth — forms that imperfectly captured the sounds described. What follows is a list of some of the most compelling songs that no living being has ever heard. These are songs that, without any music, testify to the true power of the art form

When I first read the headline, I thought it was poorly written but upon reading the story I realized they were right – there are many famous “songs” we’ve never actually heard.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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08:33
Apple Watch will start your car one day, Tim Cook...

While we count down the days until the Apple Watch is (presumably) revealed at Apple’s “Spring forward” event March 9, more details about the much-anticipated wearable continue to dribble out. For instance, the smartwatch was designed to be able to replace your car keys—though it’s unlikely that functionality will be turned on at launch.

Apple CEO Tim Cook told The Telegraph that when it ships, Apple Watch will let you filter messages, give you credits for meeting exercise goals, and accompany you in the shower. Cook also said the battery life will last all day and will take less time to charge than the iPhone using the new MagSafe-style wireless inductive charger. It’s unclear exactly how long the...

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08:28
Google Maps for iOS adds POI quick facts, upcoming...


Google is packing even more useful information into the latest version of its Maps app for iOS. Google Maps 4.3.0 for iPhone and iPad adds several contextual data points to locations like nearby businesses for address searches, quick facts for notable locations, and even event information for select venues.As you can see with the Empire State Building search, Google Maps will include information from sources like Wikipedia prominently within search results for popular locations. While a short summary is presented, a link to Wikipedia will open the full...

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08:20
Ericsson Sues Apple after Failing to Reach Patent...

Ericsson has decided to give up on its efforts to renew patent licensing agreements over technology used in the iPhone and iPad and instead is taking its case to federal court. The two companies had been negotiating terms to renew a 2008 licensing agreement that expired last month, but so far haven't been able to find terms agreeable to both.

The Mac Observer Spin: Like I've said before, even when companies try to negotiate patent licensing terms they just can't seem to stay out of court.


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08:18
Tim Cook says Apple Watch will replace electronic...

Apple is already attempting to eliminate the need for consumers to carry a wallet and may soon extend its assault to the second pat of the venerable three-pat technique, as Apple chief executive Tim Cook said this week that the company designed its forthcoming Apple Watch to replace electronic car keys and fobs.

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08:15
iWork for iCloud out of beta, now available to all...

What a difference a name change makes.

Well, that and taking something out of its beta cycle.

Apple removed the “beta” tag to its online suite of iWork apps on Thursday. The move means that anyone with an iCloud account can use Pages, Numbers, and Keynote on their browser.

The service entered beta in 2014, and required iCloud users to sign up for it. On Thursday, however, all visitors to iCloud.com were greeted with the message that, “Now anyone can use Pages, Numbers, and Keynote for iCloud.”

iCloud is a free service from Apple, and that includes the iWork for iCloud suite.

If you’ve had a chance to play with the software and have any feedback to...

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08:05
iOS hits 73% of enterprise market share in Q4 2014...

It never hurts to have decent market share in the enterprise space.

And that’s what Apple appears to be doing.

iOS gained another 4 percentage points, growing to 73 percent of global device activations in Q4 2014. Android device activations, meanwhile, dropped the same amount to 25 percent of total activations last quarter.

The latest findings come from Good Technology‘s Mobility Index Report. Windows Phone activations remain consistent with the seven previous quarters: flat at 1 percent. Since BlackBerry devices use BlackBerry Enterprise Server for corporate email access, Good Technology does not have insight into BlackBerry handset activations.

In Q3 2014,...

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08:00
A first look at Avatron Software's Air Display...

Avatron Software's Air Display iOS app has been around since 2010, providing a way for Mac and PC users to use an iPhone or iPad as a second screen over a Wi-Fi connection. That method of connection was fine... although there was a bit of lag due to network latency and the connection sometimes outright failed. In January of 2015, a competitor -- Duet Display (US$7.99) --  hit the scene, and immediately captured the minds and wallets of a lot of users simply because it used a fast Lightning connection rather than Wi-Fi, allowing instantaneous updates with no lag. Avatron has wasted no time bringing Air Display up to snuff with Air Display 3.0 (US$14.99), which also bakes in features formerly found in the company's Air Stylus app.

To work properly with a Mac (Air Display 3...

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07:56
Apple's March 9 'Spring Forward'...

Whether intentionally timed or just a matter of coincidence, Apple's just-announced March 9 event is likely to overshadow the Mobile World Congress mega-conference in Barcelona, which will take place the preceding week.

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07:50
News: Daily Deal: Enter to win a 50” LG TV + Soundbar

Today in iLounge Deals you can enter our The 50” LG TV + Sound Bar Giveaway. One lucky winner will receive an LG 50LB5900 50-Inch 1080p 120Hz LED TV with an LG Soundbar System . Enter by signing up for iLounge Deals via either Facebook or e-mail at the link below; the winner will be selected on March 25, 2015. Good luck!

Enter The 50” LG TV + Sound Bar Giveaway Now...

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07:45
News: Cook: Apple Watch ‘designed to be able to...

In a stop in London during his European tour, Apple CEO Tim Cook made some more interesting comments on the Apple Watch, The Telegraph reports. Touting the revolutionary features of Apple’s upcoming wearable device, Cook highlighted Apple Pay and the fitness aspects, but also described other “potentially revolutionary uses,” notably saying that the Apple Watch “is designed to be able to replace car keys and the clumsy, large…

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07:30
Vogue Paris profiles the Apple Watch, calling it a...

Apple is beginning to court the fashion world with a two-page spread in the French edition of Vogue magazine, Vogue Paris. Spotted by French site Mac4Ever and PomPomComedy (Via AppleInsider), the article profiles the Watch, calling it "a small revolution."

Apple's Watch also recently graced the cover of women's lifestyle magazine Self, and reportedly is slated for a 12-page advertisement push in the March issue of Vogue US.

Our take on the news:

Apple...

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07:23
Swiss watchmakers debut first luxury smartwatches...



Apple Watch is launching in April, and Apple just scheduled a March 9th press event where it is expected to give it a proper introduction, but between those two dates Swiss watchmakers will finally unveil their own smartwatches that will likely compete with Apple’s high-end Apple Watch collection.

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07:23
Apple Watch Edition again showcased by Vogue, this...


Apple is set to give the Apple Watch one more big event on March 9th before its debut in April, but the fashion world’s go to magazine Vogue is continuing to prominently feature the Watch before it goes on sale to the public. French site Mac4ever first shared photos from the Paris edition of Vogue magazine featuring two shots of the 18k gold Apple Watch Edition being modeled in black and white photos....

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07:15
Tim Cook: Apple Watch will replace car keyfobs,...

In an interview with the UK’s Telegraph newspaper, Tim Cook said that while people might see limited reasons to want an Apple Watch today, they will soon find lots of other uses for it. The interview took place during a London stop in Cook’s international tour.

This will be just like the iPhone: people wanted it and bought for a particular reason, perhaps for browsing, but then found out that they loved it for all sorts of other reasons.

One of those reasons, he said, would be to replace your car keyfob … ...

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07:05
Apple to live stream its March 9th special event

After sending out invitations to its March 9th "Spring Forward" event, Apple updated its Events web page with details about the live stream of the event. Apple will be streaming the entire presentation starting at 10AM PDT on March 9th. Similar to previous events, the stream will require you to watch via Apple TV or Safari for the Mac or iOS.

Our take on the news:

Apple is expected to announce the final launch details for the Watch, so this will be an event you shouldn't miss. We will watching (no pun intended) and blogging the event, so join us for real-time news and commentary.

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07:01
Analyst: Apple Watch Edition to Cost $950

Citigroup analyst Jim Suva weighed in with his expectations for Apple Watch pricing following the news that Apple is hosting a media event on March 9. Apple already announced pricing will start at US$349-presumably for the Apple Watch Sport-and he thinks Apple Watch will cost $550 while the Apple Watch Edition will be priced at $950. He's also pegging April 16 as the smartwatch's official release date.

The Mac Observer Spin: Mr. Suva's $950 price point for the gold Apple Watch Edition is surprisingly low compared to the general consensus that it won't start below $5,000 and could cost more than $10,000. We'll have to wait until Apple's March 9 media event where Apple Watch pricing is expected to be announced to see how close he really is.


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06:46
Vogue Paris calls the Apple Watch 'a small...

Apple's marketing blitzkrieg for the upcoming Apple Watch has made it to the pages of Vogue Paris, with the latest edition of fashion's holy scripture blessing the new device with a two-page spread that calls the Watch "a small revolution" ready to impress.

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06:39
Tim Cook’s latest stop in whirlwind international...

Tim Cook’s international tour continues. After visiting BILDChancellor Angela Merkel and an Apple Store in Germany, and President Reuven Rivlin in Israel, he was photographed today in the Apple Store in London’s Covent Garden.

Business Insider pulled together a few tweets in which Cook gave Apple Watch demos to surprised customers, and posed for selfies...

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06:17
All-Apple Modern Family episode on line now

I watched this all-Apple episode of Modern Family with low expectations. I loved it. So very well done.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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06:08
Apple ranked first as fastest and most most...

Apple Insider:

In its first ever quarterly study, customer service analytics firm StellaService ranked Apple as the fastest and most most efficient online retailer in terms of shipments for the fourth quarter of 2014, taking an average of 2.5 days to send out orders.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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06:05
ABC News now available on Apple TV in Europe &...

ABC News, which was added to Apple TV in the U.S. last year as a dedicated channel, has now made it across the Atlantic to Europe and Scandinavia, reports iFun. The channel offers both live and recorded shows, including local news broadcasts from a number of US cities, handy for expat residents and anyone interested in an American take on the news.

ABC first made it to Apple TV in 2013 with a Watch ABC channel, but it required a cable subscription to view it. ABC News is free to view. The company...

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06:04
Tim Cook to give commencement address to George...

Read the announcement but, more importantly, be sure to watch the video showing the invitation process. It is well worth it.

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06:00
Apple introduces free, web-only version of iWork for...

Apple launched a web-only version of iWork that allows anyone to use Pages, Numbers and Keynote as long as they have an Apple ID. This access is free and does not require the user to have an Apple device.

“Web-only access is a free level of iCloud service that’s available to anyone, including people who don’t own or use Apple devices. It includes access to Pages, Numbers, and Keynote for iCloud and 1 GB of free storage for any documents you create.”

— Apple

Our take on the news:

Kelly:

Brillant move by Apple to increase usage of iWork for iCloud by opening it to people who may not have an iPhone, iPad or Mac. I will recommend it to my friends and family as a free alternative to Microsoft Office.

Dave:

Also, this will introduce a lot of people who previously didn't have Apple IDs to iCloud and the company's ecosystem in general. A good move...

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05:55
QuickTime & Yosemite: Recording Your iPhone or...

Did you know that you can use your Mac to record a video of your iOS device's screen, making it easy to show an inexperienced user how to access an app or change a setting? That's the subject of today's Quick Tip, and we think it's a pretty darned cool feature of Yosemite. We're happy to do anything we can to make you seem more like a wizard to your friends and family!


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05:48
Firehouse Subs rolls out Apple Pay at 800 US...

Firehouse is at 800 locations and growing rapidly. A nice win for Apple Pay.

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05:44
∞ The lawsuits keep on coming

SmartFlash LLC follows their recent court victory with a follow-on lawsuit to include more recent devices. And Ericsson AB announced their own lawsuit against Apple, a bit of hardball following a failed licensing deal.

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05:43
Not content with $500M verdict, patent troll...

After Smartflash successfully convinced a court that Apple devices infringed three of its patents relating to downloading and storing content, winning a $532.9M award for its trouble, the company is coming back for more–despite the fact that Apple is appealing the original award.

Smartflash filed its original case before the iPhone 6/Plus and iPad Air 2 were launched, so the company now wants extra cash for these, reports Reuters.

“Smartflash filed the complaint to address products that came out too far into the last proceedings to have been included,” Smartflash’s attorney, Brad Caldwell, told Reuters on Thursday.

The company reached settlements with a number of game developers, and has also filed lawsuits against Samsung, Google and Amazon.

Smartflash...

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05:31
AppleInsider podcast discusses Apple's March 9...

The latest AppleInsider podcast is now available to download and subscribe in iTunes or SoundCloud, with detailed analysis of this week's news, including Apple's invitations to a March 9 media event, the FCC voting to enforce net neutrality, Pebble funding its new smartwatch using Kickstarter (again), Google buying Softcard, and more.

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05:12
Ericsson files patent infringement lawsuit against...

Ericsson today announced that it is suing Apple for patent infringement after the Cupertino company refused Ericsson's licensing terms. Apple previoulsy paid royalties to Ercisson until its license agreement expired in January. Attempt to re-negotiation the agreement failed, triggering the patent infringement lawsuit.

““We have offered them a license; they have a turned it down,” said Kasim Alfalahi, Ericsson’s chief intellectual property officer. “We’re not a company that’s planning to extract more than the value we put on the table.””

— Kasim Alfalahi, Ericsson

According to Bloomberg, Ericsson is filing seven new lawsuits that span 41 patents. The company also is asking the U.S. International Trade...

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05:09
Building AWT: Talking head videos

Steve Sande, Kelly Hodgkins and I are building AWT into what it will be. There have been decisions to make and ideas to test. In this series, we'll provide an honest, behind-the-scenes look at the construction of what we know will be a vibrant community.

Last week I wrote about my desire to make gameplay videos to accompany game app reviews. This time I'll look at the "talking head" videos I've shot, for lack of a better term. Actually, I've only shot one, for reasons I'll soon explain. But first, a bit of Ira Glass.

The gap

I admire Ira Glass tremendously. He's an American Public Radio personality and, among other things, the producer of the fantastic...

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05:00
DeepMind AI Exterminates Space Invaders, Pac-Man


Researchers at Google's DeepMind subsidiary in England have developed an artificial agent they call a "deep Q-network" that learned to play 49 classic Atari 2600 arcade games by just diving in. The DQN algorithm performed at more than 75 percent of the level of a professional player in more than half the games, and came up with far-sighted strategies that let it achieve the maximum attainable scores in certain games, such as Breakout. IT outperformed previous machine learning methods in 43 of the games.

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04:31
U.S. says absurd Chinese rules on selling technology...

The U.S. government has accused China of violating trade agreements by imposing “intrusive” and “protectionist” rules that would prevent companies like Apple selling technology to Chinese banks.

The regulations, announced by China last month, would have required Western companies to turn over source code for products sold to banks, supposedly to permit security checks to be made–a demand to which Apple and other tech companies could never agree.

The WSJ reports that U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman said today that the rules were unacceptable.

“China’s new regulations on the use of information and communications technology in the banking industry go directly against a series of China’s bilateral and multilateral trade commitments. For example, the rules would require...

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04:06
Ericsson asks ITC to block iPhones from U.S. market...

Ericsson, an early pioneer in cellphone technology, has upped the ante in a patent dispute with Apple by asking the U.S. International Trade Commission to block the import of iPhones into the country.

Ericsson owns patents to a number of fundamental technologies used in all cellphones, including LTE, and Apple had been paying royalties for these up until mid-January when the license fell due for renewal, reports Bloomberg … 

Apple had been paying royalties to Stockholm-based Ericsson before a license expired in mid-January. When talks over renewal failed, the companies sued each other, seeking court rulings on whether Ericsson...

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04:00
You Should Play: Alto's Adventure finds...

These days, keeping up with games can be a full-time job. So how do you separate the signal from the noise, the wheat from the chaff, the Temple Runs from the Temple Jumps? Allow us to help by regularly selecting a game You Should Play.

Trying to round up runaway llamas while evading crazed mountain elders sounds like a tremendously frantic and probably frustrating experience, yet playing Alto’s Adventure feels totally Zen.

Alto’s Adventure is like a much more relaxing version of the Great Llama Chase of 2015.

To read this...

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03:55
Why Pebble Time, not Android Wear, is Apple Watch...

If you had told me last December that in the first part of 2015, a smartwatch would make headlines across the world, shatter sales records, and create a constant stream of refreshes, hashtags and bad puns, I would have naturally assumed you were talking about Apple Watch. For the past five months we’ve been anxiously awaiting the “early 2015” debut of Apple’s first wearable, an entry so important it’s basically put its Android Wear competitors on ice as buyers wait to see what Apple Watch can really do.

But while we need to wait at least another 30 days (well, maybe less) to strap one on our wrists, Pebble—humble Pebble—went ahead and one-upped Apple, LG, and anyone else planning to show off a new smartwatch at...

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01:30
Ericsson unloads legal barrage against Apple in...

Mobile systems heavyweight Ericsson plans to escalate its patent licensing case against Apple with a salvo of federal lawsuits and U.S. International Trade Commission complaints, requesting both damages and injunctions against the Cupertino company's devices.

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Thursday February 26

23:21
Social discovery app Vurb keeps your favorite apps...

It’s Friday night—time for you and your buddies to hammer out your plans for the evening. You know the drill: you start with a group text, then you launch Yelp to find a restaurant or bar nearby. Oh, there will be eight of you? Better make a reservation; switch to Open Table. Joe suggests you catch a movie first, so now you launch Fandango. And the app-switching cycle continues until your plan is finalized. 

Vurb offers what Lo refers to as “contextual search,” which pairs your search with relevent apps and services for you to connect with. 

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22:37
Former Apple retail chief joins online retailer...

Former Apple retail chief Ron Johnson is getting back into the fashion game. The man who helped shape the Cupertino company’s retail arm made the jump to become CEO of JCPenny after exiting Apple in 2011, but was eventually removed from his position there as well.

The undeterred Johnson announced today that he would be leading a $16 million round of funding in online women’s retailer Nasty Gal. Johnson has also been appointed to the retailer’s board of directors. Nasty Gal is currently in the process of...

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22:01
Former Apple exec Ron Johnson appointed to board of...

Former Apple executive Ron Johnson, who cultivated the highly successful Apple Store retail initiative, is leading a $16 million investment round for online retailer Nasty Gal, marking his return to the fashion industry.

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18:03
Apple looking for hardware and software engineers to...

A handful of recent Apple corporate job postings suggest the company is experimenting with virtual and augmented reality hardware and software, an area of intense interest some believe will be the next tech battleground.

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17:36
Apple Takes iWork for iCloud out of Beta, Open to...

Apple removed the "beta" tag to its online suite of iWork apps Thursday. The move means that anyone with an iCloud account can use Pages, Numbers, and Keynote on their browser.


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17:30
Today in the App Store -- the best free apps, new...

Here are some of the best free apps, app updates and new apps that have landed in the App Store recently. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can.

Apps Now Free

Business Card Reader Plus : scan, OCR contact information from visiting cards and save in contacts [iPhone; On sale for $0.99, down from $9.99] ABBYY BCR is a powerful multi-function contact data management application which provides easy access to your contact details. Seamlessly capturing contact information from business cards in 21 languages.

Alertic - Weather Alerts [iPhone; Now free, down from $0.99] Get all the weather alerts into your notifications centre in advance.

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17:00
Daily Deals for February 26, 2015

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’s Daily Deals

Simon 4.0 [OS X; On sale for $49.00, down from $99.00] AppleWorld.Today is pleased to offer an exclusive deal on Simon 4.0 by Dejal Systems. Simon is a robust site monitoring tool for OS X that checks servers for changes or failures and notifies you when a change is detected. The app sends a notification via email, sound, speech, Twitter, or a variety of other means.

The native Mac utility can be used to monitor both your own website and servers as well as external sites. You can use it to track...

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16:53
This Is Why You Should Set Up Philips Hue LED...

One of the easiest ways to start out with home automation is with smart LED bulbs. Kelly breaks down how to get started and then some of the interesting uses for them once you get going.


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16:41
Apple reaches all-time high in mobile profits;...

That growth was led by Apple and its blockbuster iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, which captured the overwhelming majority of the industry’s profit. Android, meanwhile, was relegated to a record-low of 11 percent global smartphone profit share during the quarter.

Apple had 89 percent and Android took 11 percent. It’s hard to argue with numbers like that.

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16:25
Apple takes top spot in online order fulfillment in...

In its first ever quarterly study, customer service analytics firm StellaService ranked Apple as the fastest and most most efficient online retailer in terms of shipments for the fourth quarter of 2014, taking an average of 2.5 days to send out orders.

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16:16
Apple launches Web-only access to iCloud

Web-only access is a free level of iCloud service that’s available to anyone, including people who don’t own or use Apple devices. It includes access to Pages, Numbers, and Keynote for iCloud and 1 GB of free storage for any documents you create.

This is such a great idea.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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16:15
Apple Rumored to Bring Touch ID to Macs

Apple is reportedly working on bringing Touch ID to MacBook Pro and MacBook Air models. According to a report from a Taiwan rumor site, Apple will incorporate Touch ID into trackpads on its mobile Macs, and it could bring the technology to its desktop line later through the Magic Mouse and Magic Trackpad.


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15:41
Apple hiring hardware engineers to work on display...

We discovered late last year that Apple was hiring software engineers with experience in virtual reality gaming and user interfaces, but new job listings this week point to Apple’s interest in the development of hardware for virtual reality.

Apple is seeking a Senior Display Systems Engineer for “display systems design and development related to VR environments.” More specifically, Apple is looking for someone experienced in monitor and projection technologies to help it with “extremely high fidelity VR environments.” From the job listing:

-Specify and test novel display systems for virtual environments.
-Work with...

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15:36
Apple Opens iWork Web-only Access to All

Everyone, even those who don’t own an Apple device, can now get free access to the Web version of Apple’s iWork apps — Pages, Numbers, and Keynote — along with 1 GB of iCloud storage.

 

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15:30
The Week in iPhone Cases: Bring out the battery...

Bring out the battery cases!

This week’s roundup of new iPhone cases brings you new battery cases from Otterbox, Unu, and BuQu, plus some interesting multi-purpose cases and a way to mount your iPhone in the car—without an actual mount!

BuQu

The PowerArmour (iPhone 6; $80) sports a lightweight, unibody design that makes installation and removal a snap—a big plus for a battery case. Its design remains protective enough that it will prevent damage against bumps and falls.

To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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14:16
AWT News Update: February 26, 2015

On the AWT News Update podcast today: 

  • Apple announces an event for March 9, which we will be liveblogging
  • MacRumors reports that Apple Watches will be moved to US distribution points in the first few days of April, making an early April launch date a distinct possibility
  • LA-based Brikk will be selling Apple Watches encrusted with gold or platinum and diamonds... lots of diamonds. Of course, these will be very expensive
  • Firehouse Subs began accepting Apple Pay today
  • Apple adds some fun animations to the Flyover maps of London, England

Listen to the AWT News Update every weekday for a quick overview of stories we may not have published on the blog. The podcast has been approved by Apple, and we'll have an iTunes subscription link for you tomorrow.

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14:10
Apple's iWork for iCloud goes platform agnostic...

Apple on Thursday removed the beta tag from its Apple ID creation tool, granting anyone, on any platform access to access to the iWork for iCloud Web-based productivity suite.

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13:40
Last Chance To Save 55% On The Code Black HD Camera...

The Code Black drone with built-in HD camera has been a very popular deal, but it's about to end. As of this writing, there are 11 hours left to get it for $89-retail is $199. It fits in your palm, has a six-axis gyro, takes HD video, and flies for 10 minutes. Check it out.


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13:27
Who killed Tony the Tiger?

Bloomberg:

For almost a century, Kellogg defined the American breakfast: a moment when people would be jolted out of their drowsiness—often with a stupendous serving of sugar.

The sales of 19 of Kellogg’s top 25 cereals eroded last year, according to Consumer Edge Research, a Stamford (Conn.) firm that tracks the food industry. Sales of Frosted Flakes, the company’s No. 1 brand, fell 4.5 percent.

Kellogg executives don’t expect cereal sales to return to growth this year, though they hope to slow the rate of decline and do better in 2016. But some Wall Street analysts say cereal sales may never fully recover. In Battle Creek, so-called Cereal City, that would be the equivalent of the apocalypse.

I haven’t sat down to a bowl of breakfast cereal in more than a decade but my favourite was always Apple Jacks.

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13:15
iPhone survives five days in the ice and snow

Imagine that your lost iPhone spent five days in the ice and snow, only to be returned by a total stranger in working condition. That's exactly the scenario we came across while browsing Facebook today. 

Brooklyn's Michael McWatters (@mmcwatters on Twitter) shares this incredible story. While walking to his car, one of his six-year-old twins spied what he thought was an iPhone case embedded in some ice on the street.  Michael bent down to investigate. "I looked down at the pile of ice (that was previously snow)," he told AWT, "and saw the iPhone. I got [my son] in the car, opened the trunk, and used a shovel we keep for digging the car out to scrape the phone out." 

He removed the ice as carefully as possible. Upon examining the freed iPhone, Michael didn't have much hope for it. "It had no protective case, and the Home button was actually frozen solid. It had salt crust, water and ice...

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13:01
What will the Apple Watch Edition cost? Jewelry and...

[Ed. Note: Rob Bates, is a senior editor for JCK, and blogger/writer about the diamond and jewelry industries—this post originally posted here]

When we first started talking about the Apple Watch, some predicted that the highest-end model—the 18k gold Edition—could retail for more than $1,000. Now that seems almost quaint. Apple-focused blogs such as Daring Fireball now regularly bandy about numbers like $10,000—and sometimes far more.

The jewelry and watch sources I spoke with all think a price tag of $6,000 or more...

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12:54
FCC Reclassifies Internet Providers in Net...

The Federal Communications Commission approved new policies on Thursday to reclassify Internet service providers as Title II carriers in a move to protect net neutrality. The change gives the FCC the authority to block companies like Comcast and Verizon from creating prioritized "fast lanes" for broadband data that cost content providers more to use.


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12:52
FCC votes for net neutrality

Ars Technica:

The Federal Communications Commission today voted to enforce net neutrality rules that prevent Internet providers—including cellular carriers—from blocking or throttling traffic or giving priority to Web services in exchange for payment.

The most controversial part of the FCC’s decision reclassifies fixed and mobile broadband as a telecommunications service, with providers to be regulated as common carriers under Title II of the Communications Act. This decision brings Internet service under the same type of regulatory regime faced by wireline telephone service and mobile voice, though the FCC is forbearing from stricter utility-style rules that it could also apply under Title II.

This is a big step but the fight isn’t over yet.

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12:50
Pages, Numbers, & Keynote apps arrive on iCloud....

Apple has opened access to its Pages, Numbers, and Keynote apps at iCloud.com to all, even those without an Apple device (via TechCrunch). Earlier this month Apple opened the apps to those without an Apple device while offering 1GB of free storage (an iCloud account with an Apple device has free access to 5GB). However, previously access to the apps for those without an Apple device was limited to the iCloud beta site at beta.icloud.com where Apple frequently tests new iCloud features before launching them to the primary site. Today they move to the main site at iCloud.com.

While the apps themselves remain in beta mode, they are now accessible to all through iCloud on the web. 

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12:43
Mac: STM Dux for MacBook Air

We’ve seen STM’s Dux for both iPhone and iPad before, and now we have an early look at the MacBook Air edition of the protective case. STM’s Dux for MacBook Air ($60) is a transparent polycarbonate case with TPU edges for drop protection. Four textured rubber feet on the bottom of Dux prevent your MacBook from slipping on a smooth surface. We received the 13” MacBook Air version of Dux, but a 11” MacBook Air version should be available, as well. The 13” version should be released in late April/early May.

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12:06
Fresh off $533M victory, Smartflash files another...

Just one day after Smartflash won a $533 million jury decision against Apple, the intellectual property holder filed yet another patent case against the company seeking even more damages for alleged infringement.

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12:00
Zirx for iPhone summons a human to park your car

The tagline of Zirx for iPhone (free) is "never park your car again." It's an on-demand valet service that's currently available in in San Francisco and Seattle. The way it works is this: after creating an account (including credit card information), you use the app to tell an agent where you'll be when you no longer need your car. That agent then meets you, identities are confirmed, and your car is driven to a secure garage.

Need your car back? Let the app know when and where you'll be, and your car is delivered to where you stand. Zirx agents will even wash your vehicle or gas it up for an additional fee.

I live in Massachusetts, so I was unable to test this out. But as a person who's had to park in Boston and Manhattan, I appreciate the option of being able to hand that task over to someone else. If you have experience with Zirx, let us know. It's an interesting idea, and I'm curious about the execution. 

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11:57
Net Neutrality Passes, Eliminating Broadband...

The FCC has voted in favor of Title II net neutrality regulations and to overturn some state municipal broadband restrictions. But we don’t yet know exactly what was voted for.

 

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11:56
Tapbots aiming to release major Tweetbot updates for...

 

Tapbots has announced on its website that it is officially discontinuing some of its apps to focus on Tweetbot and Calcbot, for the time being. Convertbot’s features have been built into Calcbot, as we covered last week, so it’s not surprising that app is going away. Pastebot and Weightbot have also been discontinued. Although Pastebot is getting pulled, Weightbot is now free on the App Store for “sentimental value” as it is the app that started Tapbots as a company. The blog post says that the company may return to Pastebot in the future.

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11:32
Firehouse Subs rolls out support for Apple Pay to...

Apple has added another food-and-beverage arrow to its Apple Pay quiver, as hot sandwich chain Firehouse Subs on Thursday announced that each of its more than 860 locations across the U.S. would begin accepting contactless payments through Apple Pay.

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11:20
Poll: What do you expect to see from Apple’s ‘Spring...

Okay, so you’ve heard by now that Apple is having a ‘Spring forward’ special event on March 9th (just a day after the clock springs forward in the US for DST), and Tim Cook has pinned the Apple Watch debut down to sometime in April, so it’s a no-brainer that we’ll be filling in lots of blanks about the device then.

Apple already publicly unveiled the Apple Watch last September including an hour of on-stage time, though, so aside from more demoes, pricing, and availability specifics, what do you expect from Apple’s upcoming event?Typically Apple events run about two hours long (or short depending on how you...

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11:02
Review: Moshi’s VersaCover for iPad Air 2 uses...

Several months after the iPad Air 2 hit shelves, form-fitting cases still remain few and far between, and even our favorite case makers have been rushing out “quick fix” options reusing most of earlier, thicker iPad Air 1 designs. Moshi’s VersaCover for iPad Air 2 ($60) is different.

While the “origami cover” front lid is identical to one that was used in the same-named iPad Air 1 case, the rear shell has been redesigned to precisely fit the more slender iPad Air...

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11:00
Apple Watch: What the Apple World Today staff is...

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Rene Ritchie over at iMore did a fun thing today -- he polled all of the writers at the site about their choices of options for the Apple Watch and wrote a post about it. It was such a great idea that I'm appropriating it for Apple World Today! Here are the same questions that Rene asked his team, answered by Kelly Hodgkins, Dave Caolo and myself:

Which size Apple Watch will you be getting?

Kelly: I have small wrists and will be getting the smaller 38mm sized watch.

Dave: I’ll be getting the smaller 38mm size, as I’m afraid the larger model will be just a bit too bulky.

Steve: I'm old and have lousy eyesight. Give me the 42mm size, thank you. I think that extra tiny bit of screen space might help. 

Aluminum, stainless steel, or gold?

Dave: ...

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10:53
Apple will live stream March 9 event

Apple updated its web site today confirming it will live stream the March 9 event.

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10:51
TMO Daily Observations 2015-02-26: Apple Spring...

Apple announced a special media event today for March 9 with only one hint in its tag line: "Spring forward." Bryan Chaffin and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on the media event and what sort of Apple Watch-related announcements it may include. They also take a look at the FCC's vote on Net Neutrality.


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10:40
Apple's March 9 'Spring Forward'...

As it has done for past events, Apple's upcoming March 9 event, where it is expected to give final details on the upcoming Apple Watch, will be available as a live video stream from the company's website as well as the Apple TV set-top box.

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10:31
Apple announces live stream coverage for March 9th...

In addition to sending out invitations to its upcoming March 9th event, Apple has announced on its website that it will provide a live stream for what is anticipated to be an event focused largely on the Apple Watch. On the event page, Apple also invites you to “follow every moment” on its live event webpage. This presumably means that Apple will return to providing quotes, photos, and videos from the event in real time as it first did at the Apple Watch’s first unveiling last September.The Apple event site also includes an action to add the event to your calendar in case you haven’t already.

Typically the live stream is available through Safari on...

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10:18
Apple announces March 9th “Spring Forward” special...

This could provide all the Apple Watch details you’ve been hankering for.

Apple said it will hold a “special event” for March 9 that is likely to be a coming-out party for Apple Watch. Apple has said the watch will go on sale in April.

The event will start at 10 a.m. at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater in San Francisco.

Apple unveiled the Apple Watch in September when it also showed off its new iPhones and Apple Pay, its mobile-payment service. On March 9, Apple is expected to delve deeper into the various features of the watch. The presentation aims to answer the defining purpose of the company’s first all-new product since it introduced the iPad in...

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10:13
Keeping Up with the Snoops 8: Snoop Harder

Just when he thought it was over, Josh Centers is pulled back into the spy game, giving you the latest on the Patriot Act’s renewal, hard drive malware, SIM card encryption key theft, and how to find out if you’re being watched.

 

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10:01
FCC votes to enforce net neutrality by regulating...

The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday voted to regulate Internet service providers as "common carriers" under the Communications Act, preventing those companies from creating so-called "Internet fast lanes," and at the same time effectively neutered laws that impeded the expansion of city-owned broadband networks.

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10:00
Apple highlights Final Cut Pro and its role in...

Ahead of the February 27th release of romantic comedy Focus, Apple has provided a detailed look at the role Final Cut Pro X played in the production and development of the motion picture.

““What I love about Final Cut Pro X is that it allowed me to be involved with, and in control of, every aspect of making our film.””

— John Requa, Director

Our take on the news:

These short profiles by Apple are wonderful testimonies to what can be accomplished with Apple's technology and some creative thinking. It's especially encouraging to see Final Cut Pro X highlighted as the software was criticized for being too simplified when it launched in 2011. Apple listened to the complaints and steadily improved the software to the point where it is capable of editing a major motion film.

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09:31
Spring forward: Apple will take the wraps off Apple...

Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday, March 8. The following day, Apple is inviting us to “spring forward” at a “special event” in San Francisco. Hmm…could Apple be showing off a device that has something to do with setting the clock? Macworld will be in the audience to bring you the details at 10 a.m. Pacific.

As is standard for Apple, the invite gave no details other than time, date, and location (Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, a larger venue than Town Hall in Cupertino, where Apple held its last event). But given the tag line and the timing, it’s a given that the company is finally launching Apple Watch after months of build-up.

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09:27
Apple Invites Media to March 9th ‘Spring Forward’...

Apple began inviting media to a March 9th event called "Spring Forward," as first reported by The Loop. The name and timing alike both suggest the event will focus on the Apple Watch.


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09:26
Rumor: Tim Cook vouches for shower-safe, waterproof...

Well, there’s gotta be a nugget of truth in here somewhere.

The rumor mill currently has Apple CEO Tim Cook telling Apple Store employees in Berlin that he wears his Apple Watch everywhere, “even in the shower.”

Apple has not officially designated the Apple Watch as either waterproof or water resistant. If Mr. Cook actually said he wears his in the shower, it could indicate that Apple will market the device as one or the other.

This is all just hearsay at this point, there could have been some translation issues and it could be a joke, so it’s hard to know how much stock to put in this.

That and you might not want to know about the...

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09:23
Apple sending out invites to a March 9th press event

Apple today started sending out invites to a press event to be held on March 9th. Details on the topic of the "Spring Forward" event were not revealed, but it likely involves the Apple Watch, which is slated to launch in April. We expect Apple to confirm the final pricing and launch details for the wearable device.

Our take on the news:

Apple is ready to deliver another knock-out product and we will watching along with you to get all the launch details on Apple's latest device. We can't wait, can you?

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09:16
Apple invites us to “spring forward” at its March 9...

Apple will be hosting an event on March 9 at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts theater in San Francisco. The invitation invites attendees to "spring forward," and given the reference to the beginning of Daylight Saving Time on March 8 and the proximity to April, it's a fair bet that the event will involve the Apple Watch.

Expect to hear final details about the Apple Watch, including more about its software, its battery life, and pricing for more models and bands. Apple often announces more than one product at these events, so some new Broadwell Macs could also be fair game.

The event begins at 10:00am Pacific. We'll be there on the ground to bring you the news as it happens.

Read on Ars Technica |...

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09:11
Malicious Emailers Find Healthcare Firms Juicy Prey


Healthcare providers have garnered growing interest from hackers in recent months. More evidence of that trend appeared last week in a report on email trust. An email that appeared to come from a healthcare company was four times more likely to be fraudulent than an email purportedly from a social media company like Facebook, one of the largest creators of email on the Internet, Agari found. The report gives industries a TrustScore -- that is, a number that reflects the trustworthiness of email from companies within that industry group.

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9to5Toys Last Call: Printer Pro for iOS goes free,...

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09:06
Apple announces 'spring forward' event for...

Apple on Thursday sent out invitations to members of the media, inviting them to a keynote presentation on Monday, March 9, where it's expected the company will give more details on the upcoming launch of the Apple Watch, and potentially unveil anticipated new products.

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09:05
Apple announces ‘Spring forward’ event on March 9th...

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Apple has just invited several media outlets to a ‘Spring forward’ special event on Monday, March 9th. We’re sure to see a whole lot more of the Apple Watch at this event ahead of its April debut. The event will take place at the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco.

Apple first unveiled the Apple Watch last September alongside the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus at De Anza College’s Flint Center in Cupertino near Apple’s headquarters. While the new iPhones were released later that month, Apple...

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09:03
∞ Apple announces media event for March 9

Apple on Thursday sent out invites for a special event to be held on March 9, 2015. The event will be held in San Francisco at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, a venue that Apple has used many times before for special events. [...]

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08:49
German investment firm Berenberg predicts doom for...

Berenberg Bank believes Apple's financial model is too reliant on the iPhone, and has predicted that the company's shares will plummet more than 50 percent to $60 -- a price target so extreme that it seems more of a statement than an actual, plausible forecast.

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08:37
Apple Maps adds animated 3D imagery starting w/ UK’s...

Apple has added some nice new touches to Apple Maps with animated 3D imagery for iconic landmarks starting with the UK. Apple Maps now shows the correct time on Big Ben and a rotating London Eye when users viewing the landmarks access the app’s 3D Flyover feature.

Videos showing off the animated London Eye and Big Ben in Apple Maps are below:

These latest additions to Maps follow Apple adding new locations for its Flyover feature that offers high resolution 3D imagery of select locales. Earlier this month it ...

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08:14
Brikk to Sell Diamond-coated Apple Watch for $75K

If you think US$5,000 or $10,000 for and Apple Watch is too rich for your blood, how about nearly $75,000. That's how much Brikk will charge for its top-of-the-line custom enhanced Apple Watch Edition encrusted with diamonds.

The Mac Observer Spin: Of course a diamond encrusted Apple Watch is coming, and it's a safe bet people will buy them. Too bad the diamonds won't give Apple Watch a better battery life.


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08:01
iPhone accounting for almost 90% of smartphone...

If nothing else, the iPhone industry is profitable for Apple.

The latest numbers from Strategy Analytics reveal that Apple continued to dominate in global smartphone profit during the fourth quarter of 2014, capturing a record-high 88.7 percent share of profit during the three-month period ending December. Apple earned quarterly operating profit of US$18.8 billion on iPhone sales, up from US$11.4 billion during the fourth quarter of 2013.

“Global smartphone operating profit grew 31 percent annually from US$16.2 billion in Q4 2013 to US$21.2 billion in Q4 2014. Android hardware vendors combined took a record-low 11 percent global...

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07:37
Build Your Own LEGO Oscars Statue

The real winner at this year's Oscars event was LEGO, even though the movie was snubbed. First, a show-stopping song where everything was awesome, and then the best take away from the night were the LEGO Oscar statues. How awesome, even Oprah flipped when she was given one. The LEGO oscars were designed by master builder and artist Nathan Sawaya and given out to only a handful of people, but that doesn't mean you can't get one of your own. Thanks to persistent LEGO fans you can build your own, and they even made a digital model for you to work with. You'll need LEGO's Digital Designer app (free download) to view the file and generate the build guide, plus you'll need 340 bricks for the completed model. Happy building!


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07:30
Tim Cook to deliver May commencement address at...

Apple CEO Tim Cook will deliver the keynote address to graduates at George Washington University, reports GW Today. Cook, along with Anthony S. Fauci and Carole Watson, will receive an honorary doctorate of public service. Cook was nominated by GWU students and accepted the invitation for the May 17th event.

“I am delighted that Tim Cook has accepted our invitation to give this year’s commencement address on the National Mall,” George Washington President Steven Knapp said. “I know our graduating students will be inspired and enlightened by his reflections on the lessons he has garnered from his distinguished career as a highly effective leader at the forefront of technological innovation.”

— George Washington University

Our take on the news:

This isn't Tim Cook's first commencement speech, the Apple CEO also delivered...

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07:06
Watch Modern Family’s Apple episode on your own...

In case you weren’t in front of your TV set last night when ABC aired its Apple-centric episode of Modern Family, the “Connection Lost” episode that plays out entirely on a MacBook screen using FaceTime, iMessage, and other Apple products is now available to stream on your own Apple devices…

iPhone & iPad

For cable subscribers, the Watch ABC app for iPhone and iPad has the latest Modern Family episode, but you will have to verify your paid subscription through your service provider getting access. AT&T, Comcast, Dish, DirecTV, and a long list of other major and regional providers are supported.

If you’re...

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06:52
Apple partner Imagination Technologies unveils new...

Imagination Technologies, the company who designs the graphics processors used in Apple's A-series chips, unveiled the PowerVR GT7900 on Thursday, a so-called "super-GPU" that will power affordable game consoles, and could be a candidate for a future Apple TV refresh.

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06:46
News: Brikk unveils opulent Apple Watch line priced...

Brikk, a company that produces high-end versions of tech and lifestyle products, has announced Lux Watch, an expensive line of modified diamond-studded Apple Watches. The Lux Watch is available in three versions — Standard, Deluxe, and Omni — with prices set based on its materials, size, and the amount of diamonds included. A Lux Watch Standard starts at $7,500, while the Lux Watch Omni in 24-karat yellow gold can reach a price as high as $75,000,…

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06:36
Apple's Tim Cook pledges more growth in Israel...

A meeting this week between Apple chief executive Tim Cook and Israeli President Reuven Rivlin reportedly included assurances from Cook that the company intends to continue growing its operations in the region, a large part of which are focused on chip design.

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06:35
Apple kicking off Watch advertising campaign in...

According to AdAge, Apple may use Vogue magazine's glossy print ads to introduce its Apple Watch wearable to fashion-conscious consumers. The campaign is expected to kick off in March, approximately one month ahead of the device's planned April launch.

The Watch is rumored to debut in the March issue of Vogue in a print campaign that will include 12 pages of advertising. The marketing pieces are expected to be simple, but powerful -- showcasing each Watch version against a white background. The advertising blitz is timed to coincide with the fashion industry's preview of their spring collections.

Our take on the news:

The Apple Watch is a device of a different calibre, requiring Apple to market the device outside the tech sector. From print advertising...

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06:32
External Link: Google Teaming Up with Carriers on...

Google has agreed to a deal with AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon that will make Google Wallet more competitive with Apple Pay. All three carriers will pre-install the Wallet app on Android phones, and Google will gain intellectual property from the carrier-owned payment service Softcard. Google beat Apple to mobile payments by several years, but in many cases, the carriers prevented Google Wallet from accessing the NFC chip in Android phones.

 

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