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Wednesday April 22

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

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

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

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19:48
Google Goes Wireless with Project Fi

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

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


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19:19
Apple to reportedly offer Apple Watch band exchanges...

According to a report on Wednesday, Apple will allow Apple Watch buyers to swap out the bundled strap for another if the accessory is not to their liking, a strategy that saves both time for the consumer and precious device supply for Apple.

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19:12
Apple Offers Expedited Apple Watch Order Lottery To...

An anonymous reader writes: Apple is sending out invites to random registered developers, giving them the chance to buy an Apple Watch with guaranteed delivery by the end of the month. "Special Opportunity for an Expedited Apple Watch Order," the invite email states. "We want to help give Apple developers the opportunity to test their WatchKit apps on Apple Watch as soon as it is available. You have the chance to purchase one (1) Apple Watch Sport with 42mm Silver Aluminum Case and Blue Sport Band that's guaranteed to ship by April 28, 2015."


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19:00
The last crop of Apple Watch Guided Tours is ready...

The last of Apple's Watch Guided Tours are now available for your viewing pleasure. The trio of tours cover the standard Apple Pay, Activity, and Workout apps. 

For those of us who use Apple Pay on a regular basis with our iPhones, the process appears to be a bit different. The Watch is brought up to the pay station, the user presses the button on the side of the Watch to display the Apple Pay app, then brings the face of the Watch down to the contactless reader until a beep is heard confirming the transaction. It looks way too easy, and not having to dig a phone out of one's pocket or purse will be a nice touch.

The Activity app is going to be a handy tool for those who don't have a current activity tracker like a Fitbit. The app can be set up to remind you to stand up every so often, and goals can be set based on a calorie goal you wish to reach. All along the way, a circular "meter" showing your...

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18:00
Today in the App Store -- Coinverter, Week Weather...

Here are some of the best free apps, app updates and new apps that have landed in the App Store recently. Today’s notable apps include a discount on Coinverter, the new Kayos game and a major update to Week Weather. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can.

iOS Apps Now Free

Coinverter – The Currency Converter [Now Free, down from $0.99] Coinverter is featured by Apple as one of the most Smart Travel Tools on the App Store in 60 countries!

Trap the Light [Now Free, down from $0.99] Do you love games that keep you thinking and you really want to win? Do you love a game with lots of levels that make your mind go crazy?Well Trap the Light it will make you brains explode.

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16:30
Five Ways to Move Files Between Mac OS and iOS...

If you have more than one device from Apple, you've probably tried to move files between them. When AirDrop isn't an option for whatever reason, Kelly has some alternate suggestions for you.


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15:49
Natalie Kerris Leaves Apple PR

Apple PR veteran Natalie Kerris announced Wednesday she is leaving Apple. Ms. Kerris said on Twitter that, "After 14 amazing years at Apple, it's time to move on and see what adventures life holds for me next!"


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14:43
∞ Apple senior director Natalie Kerris retires

Natalie Kerris, who spent the last 14 years at Apple in corporate communications, announced her retirement from the company on Wednesday in a Twitter post.

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14:10
How to Remove an Unwanted Process in OS X

If you've ever gone through a software installation process, aborted it, and discovered that you have an unwanted process still running on your Mac, here's how to root it out and remove it.


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13:36
Ask iLounge: Is there a point to having both iCloud...

Q: Now that iCloud Photo Library is out, I’m a bit confused about how this is all supposed to work. Apple says that iCloud Photo Library is used to store and sync all of your photos in the cloud, but I still see a setting for iCloud Photo Stream on all of my devices. I didn’t think I needed this setting any more to upload photos to iCloud. Isn’t iCloud Photo Library just supposed to do all that for me? If so, what’s the point…

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13:22
Longtime Apple PR director Natalie Kerris announces...

Apple's senior director of Worldwide Corporate Communications, Natalie Kerris, officially announced her retirement from the company via a Twitter post on Wednesday, bringing to an end a 14-year stint.

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12:00
How to clean out your drawers and do something good...

Apple is committed to environmental responsibility on a corporate level, but what happens to its phones when they land in the hands of customers? Are consumers equally as committed to using and disposing of their devices in a responsible way? If you want to do something good for the Earth today on Earth Day (and beyond), then take a small step by recycling or reusing those old iPhones, iPads and Macs that are not being used. Below we present a few reasons why you should recycle and then explore several ways you can repurpose those older Apple devices. If you have your own ideas, please share them in the comments.

Why Recycle

According to the EPA, mobile phone owners in the US get rid of millions of phones each year. While many are resold on eBay or handed down among friends and family, a large percentage are shuttered in drawers or dropped in the trash can.

These abandoned phones represent a huge loss of...

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11:09
Podcast: Everything we love, hate, and love to hate...

We like Photos, and we want to love Photos, but starting a relationship with any 1.0 software product can have its ups and downs. Glenn and Susie are joined by Jeff Carlson and Joe Kissell to discuss our experiences with Photos. From hidden maps to blown broadband limits, it hasn't been the smoothest of rides so far, but we love the editing features and especially the speed compared to iPhoto. Now Apple just needs to make sharing a little easier to understand, especially for families. (iCloud Photo Library versus iCloud Photo Sharing versus My Photo Stream...little help?)

Show notes

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11:04
Man fires 8 gunshots into his Dell

“I just had it,” Lucas Hinch, 38, told The Smoking Gun (via Ars Technica). Apparently the PC had thrown up one too many blue screens of death in recent months, so Hinch took it into an alley, loaded up a 9mm Hi-Point pistol that he’d purchased on Craiglist, and let the bullets fly.

Priceless.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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10:47
Apple is also transforming air travel

From checking flight status to being in the cockpit, Apple is changing the air travel industry. It’s amazing when you think about how many industries Apple has transformed over the years—music, movies, phone, tablet, etc. The list goes on and on.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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10:19
Breach Outbreaks Fuel Encryption Adoption


As data breaches make headlines around the world, more companies are turning to encryption to protect their information jewels. That is one of the findings in a study released Monday, conducted by the Ponemon Institute and sponsored by Thales E-Security.
"Mega breaches and cyber attacks have increased companies' urgency to improve their security posture," says the report, which is based on a survey of more than 4,000 IT and security professionals in 10 countries.

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10:04
iOS bug sends iPhones into endless crash cycle when...

There's a bug in Apple's iOS 8 that allows nearby attackers to send apps—and in some cases the iPhone or iPad they run on—into an endless reboot cycle that temporarily renders the devices useless, according to researchers who demonstrated the attack Tuesday.

The exploit uses a standard Wi-Fi network that generates a specially designed secure sockets layer (SSL) certificate to exploit the bug, according to the researchers, who work for Israel-based Skycure. The encrypted communication causes whatever apps happen to be connected to the booby-trapped Wi-Fi network to crash. The vulnerability was introduced in version 8 of the Apple mobile operating system.

After sustained connections to the malicious signal, the OS itself will crash, in some cases in a way that causes the devices it runs on to spiral into a repeatable reboot cycle. Making the attack particularly vexing, even if users know the endless crashes are generated by the Wi-Fi network...

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10:00
The MacBook Review

12-INCH RETINA MACBOOK. PHOTO ©2015, Steven Sande All rights reserved

By this point, you’ve probably read several reviews of the new 12-inch Retina MacBook. The first round were written by reviewers for the major newspapers and magazines, and this second wave is being provided by those of us who spent our own money to purchase one of the machines.

I’m no stranger to spending money out of my own pocket for untested technology. My first Mac was one of the first 512K models, I ordered one of the first MacBook Airs sight unseen, and iPhones and iPads have all been pre-ordered without a clue as to what the actual device will be like. Fortunately, Apple has a good history of delivering solid, if not exactly inexpensive equipment.

I needed a laptop when I heard about the MacBook, since AOL took back my 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro when it shut down TUAW. The timing was right, so I ordered the 12-inch MacBook just after placing...

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10:00
Apple released a new Software Update

Apple just released a new Software Update:

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10:00
Apple released a new Software Update

Apple just released a new Software Update:

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09:48
A look at gaming on Apple Watch: 2048, Modern Combat...







The small 1.5 to...

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09:43
The Week in iOS Accessories: Wood you like a...

Wood you?

This week's roundup includes two new beautiful Apple Watch stands crafted from fine woods. We also feature several new options for keeping your iPhone and iPad powered up at all times.

DodoCase

The $79 Charging Stand for Apple Watch is a pretty little thing, made of “Calfornia American Walnut,” with a weighted steel base for sturdy placement. It has a carved hidden compartment to keep the charging wire hidden, and a “travel mode” lets you keep the cable and charger together in one package.

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09:20
Apple begins charging customers who ordered 1.3 GHz...

Apple has started to charge the credit cards of customers who ordered the highest-end 1.3GHz version of the 12-inch MacBook, according to emails from 9to5Mac readers. The customized, built-to-order MacBook went on sale earlier this month with 3-4 week shipping times for even the earliest orders, and Apple originally promised a delivery timeframe of May 8th to May 15th. As we saw with Apple Watch credit card charges earlier this week, it seems plausible that Apple already charging customers for the 1.3 GHz MacBook could indicate that shipments of the new laptop will begin occurring sooner than originally expected. However...

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09:18
External Link: YouTube Drops the Second-Generation...

If you still use a second-generation Apple TV, be aware that Google has dropped support for its built-in YouTube channel. Google overhauled the channel on third-generation Apple TVs last year, but the second-generation model has been effectively abandoned by Apple. However, the old YouTube channel was never great, and as I advised in “Take Control of Apple TV,” AirPlaying YouTube content from an iOS device is a better option.

 

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09:07
Review: Dyconn’s i6 Power Case packs a 3,200 mAh...

There are absolutely no shortage of battery case offerings for iPhone 6. Even though we’ve covered the best iPhone battery cases here, it’s sometimes overwhelming sorting through them all. The real winners are the ones with maximum battery capacity and some extra features to spice things up. Recently, I came across Dyconn’s i6 Power Case and was pleasantly surprised to find that it fits most of what I was looking for, but is it enough? Well, not only does this case pack a 3,200 mAh battery inside, it also features wireless charging. It’s not a must-have feature, but I sure do appreciate the convenience…

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09:04
9to5Toys Lunch Break: iPad mini 2 128GB WiFi+Cell $...

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:

Apple iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular 128GB in Silver for $370 shipped (Orig. $829)
Apple iPad Air 128GB Wi-Fi + AT&T Cellular ...

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08:31
Unbox Therapy video puts Apple Watch Sport Ion-X...

The Ion-X glass found on the Apple Watch Sport isn’t quite as tough as sapphire glass found on the more expensive Apple Watch models, but it holds its own.

Unbox Therapy posted a scratch test video in which the Ion-X glass was exposed to keys, a knife, steel wool and sandpaper. To its credit, the new glass type held up against everything but the sandpaper, albeit it was noted that the sapphire glass coating found on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus handsets held up to the sandpaper during scratch tests.

Since a video’s worth at least a thousand words:

Only time and real-world usage can truly test the durability of the Sport model, but for now this...

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07:53
Apple support article offers workaround for recent...

As nifty as the new 12-inch MacBook is, a number of users have encountered an issue using the Setup Assistant during the initial setup of the notebook. The bug apparently has the spinning beach ball appear during setup, putting the user in an endless cycle.

Apple recently shared a support article that offers users of the new 12-inch MacBook assistance getting around the issue.

Apple is suggesting that users who get stopped by this bug to either wait 30 minutes for setup to resume, or to complete the Setup Assistant process without connecting to the internet. If the user chooses the latter option, they must reboot their machine after...

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07:52
Samsung Galaxy S6 Sales Tank in South Korea

Samsung's Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge smartphones aren't drawing in South Korean customers in the numbers the company was hoping for. The electronics maker was expecting to sell 300,000 units since their April 10 launch, but so far has managed to sell only 200,000.

The Mac Observer Spin: Samsung expected to sell 300,000 Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge smartphones during the first 10 days of availability, but came up 100,000 orders short. In comparison, Apple sells far more iPhones on the first day of new model pre-orders. Good luck with that, Samsung.


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07:45
How the Apple Watch Could Improve Security

As a secure second device likely to be with its owner at nearly all times, the Apple Watch offers some compelling opportunities to improve account security.

 

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07:09
Yup, Apple's still working on public transit...

Apple is still working to add public transit data to its Maps app, after the long-rumored feature failed to appear in iOS 8.

A company job posting, spotted by AppleInsider, seeks someone with “in-depth knowledge about public transit,” from both technical and rider standpoints. “As a member of the Routing team, you will work on one of the most anticipated features of Apple Maps,” the listing says.

Public transit information was available on iPhones and iPads until the update to iOS 6 in 2012, when Apple replaced Google’s mapping data with its own. The switch proved embarrassing for Apple, not only because of fewer features, but because the data itself had accuracy problems.

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07:08
News: Security flaw opens iOS devices to attack...

Researchers at Skycure have exposed an SSL certificate security flaw allowing them to create a ‘No iOS Zone’ where most apps on iPhones and iPads running iOS 8 will crash while connecting to the Internet, even crashing the devices themselves in some cases. While the exploit is normally triggered by users manually joining these rogue Wi-Fi networks, hackers can also take advantage of the WiFiGate vulnerability to create fake Wi-Fi networks…

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07:01
Scratch test shows how Ion-X glass fares against...

Unbox Therapy released on Tuesday a scratch test video showcasing the Ion-X glass that'll grace the cover of the Apple Watch Sport. Unlike sapphire glass which was subjected to similar torture and passed with flying colors, the Ion-X glass material did succumb to the scratch pressure of materials such as sand paper. You can "watch" the torture test below and share your reactions in the comments. 

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07:00
You'll need a leather jacket for this retro e-...

If you're worried that the future will make us lose our sense of style, you should check out what the e-bike industry has been up to. In order to accommodate the electric motors and batteries, designers have thrown off the shackles of minimalist desi...

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05:55
iOS 8.3 Messages: Filtering Unknown Senders

With today's Quick Tip, we're going to learn how iOS 8.3 can help us identify and report potential spam iMessages (hint: it's really, really simple). As a bonus, Melissa Holt will cover how to report any spam SMS texts you get to your wireless carrier, so you'll be all set to clean the junk out of your Messages app!


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05:00
Earth Day 2015: What elements go into making your...

The first Earth Day was held on April 22, 1970 with 20 million Americans rallying for a healthy, sustainable environment. This single event is credited with kicking off the modern environmental movement, which is still going strong 45 years later. Today, the movement involves companies such as Apple, which is a supporter of Earth Day and a strong proponent of corporate environmental responsibility.

As a result of this commitment, Apple is conscious of what materials it uses in its devices and strives to minimize the environmental impact of what it produces. So what exactly goes into some of these devices that Apple makes by the millions? The American Chemical Society has the...

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03:35
4 must-have Apple Watch apps for getting work done...

No one knows for sure how Apple Watch will fit into their lives when it starts shipping Friday, but one thing is certain: It’s going to be a lot easier for your job to slide to the forefront of your thoughts with Watch notifications from collaboration apps like Slack, HipChat, and Trello.

But those notifications might just be more useful on your Watch than your phone. When a coworker mentions you in a Slack room or pings you on HipChat, you can glance at the message and quickly respond without diving into other ”work” tasks on your iPhone.

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Tuesday April 21

23:16
My love-hate relationship with Apple’s new USB-C port

Apple began shipping the new 12-inch Retina MacBook this week (more on it in a future post) and with it, a totally redesigned power adapter based on USB-C. (There are a lot of opinions about Apple’s roll in developing USB-C, which you can read here, here and here, but they’re outside the scope of this post.) As with...

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21:12
Networking Library Bug Breaks HTTPS In ~1,500 iOS...

mrflash818 writes: A new report from analytics service SourceDNA found that roughly 1,500 iOS apps (with about 2 million total installs) contain a vulnerability that cripples HTTPS and makes man-in-the-middle attacks against those apps easy to pull off. "The weakness is the result of a bug in an older version of the AFNetworking, an open-source code library that allows developers to drop networking capabilities into their apps. Although AFNetworking maintainers fixed the flaw three weeks ago with the release of version 2.5.2, at least 1,500 iOS apps remain vulnerable because they still use version 2.5.1. That version became available in January and introduced the HTTPS-crippling flaw."


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20:19
Apple offers workaround for users experiencing setup...

Apple today shared a support article that offers users of the new 12-inch MacBook assistance getting around a bug involving Setup Assistant. According to the article, some users have had the spinning beach ball appear during the initial setup of their MacBook.

Apple is suggesting that users who get stopped by this bug to either wait 30 minutes for setup to resume, or to complete the Setup Assistant process without connecting to the internet. If the user chooses the latter option, they must reboot their machine after running Setup Assistant and choose a network after the laptop restarts. From there, they will be able setup iCloud and other services.

Apple writes:

Allow Setup Assistant to complete

If your MacBook stops responding...

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19:00
Wi-Fi Attack Breaks iPhones By Locking Them Into an...

An anonymous reader writes: Researchers from Skycure demonstrated a novel attack at the RSA 2015 conference that affects iPhones and other iOS devices. The attack, which takes advantage of new and previously announced vulnerabilities, locks iPhones into a never-ending reboot cycle effectively rendering them useless. Skycure CEO Adi Sharabani explained that this attack began when Skycure researchers bought a new router and were messing around with its network settings. In doing so, they discovered a particular configuration that caused apps in iPhones connected to that router to crash whenever they launched.


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18:31
Apple details fix for 12" MacBook Setup...

Apple on Tuesday published a support document to its website detailing workarounds for apparent system stalls some new 12-inch MacBook owners are experiencing during the setup process.

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17:35
Microsoft OneNote will now take dictation from Apple...




As we near the April 24th launch for the Apple Watch, a pair of notable apps have received support for the device this evening. First off, Microsoft’s OneNote app has been updated to version 2.11.7 with support for the Apple Watch. A variety of features will be available from the Watch, including the ability to dictate new...

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16:39
Apple Watch Sport's Ion-X glass reportedly...

A video published to YouTube on Tuesday shows a scratch test featuring what is claimed to be an Apple Watch Sport's Ion-X cover glass, a scratch-resistant material whose properties lie somewhere between toughened glass and sapphire.

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16:38
Video Scratch Test for Ion-X Glass Shows High...

YouTuber Unbox Therapy has published a video showing several scratch tests for Ion-X glass, the material Apple is using on Apple Watch Sport. The tests were conducted on sample Ion-X material, rather than an actual Apple Watch Sport, and showed the material to handle a key, a knife, and steel wool. It didn't hold up to sandpaper, however, so make sure you don't rub your Apple Watch face with sandpaper. Sapphire will hold up to that sort of beating-or scraping-however, so if you're expecting some nasty run-ins with sandpaper-wielding vandals, or maybe some sort of horrific shop accident, you may want to consider Apple Watch instead of Apple Watch Sport.


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16:21
Apple Watch Sport’s ‘Ion-X’ glass gets put through...

If you’re still having trouble deciding between the Apple Watch and Apple Watch Sport, there’s a new video that may make it a bit easier. Not too long ago, a video was released that tested the scratch resistance of the Apple Watch’s sapphire glass panel, but today the Ion-X glass found on the Sport model gets put through the same treatment. Will it hold up against the torture?

In the video below from YouTuber Unbox Therapy, the Ion-X glass from the Sport model gets tortured...

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15:50
Apple continues to block older Flash Player versions...

Apple today has confirmed that is updating its web plug-in blocking mechanism in OS X to disable all versions of Adobe Flash Player prior to the most recent, which is version 17.0.0.169. On older systems, all versions of Flash prior to 13.0.0.281 are blocked.

Apple notes on its Support page that if you must run an older version of Flash in Safari, you can do so by using the Internet plug-in management option in the browser. With this option, you can choose to run the Flash Player plug-in in unsafe mode on websites that you trust.

Apple cites security issues for its reasoning to block old versions of Adobe Flash:

Due to security issues in older versions, Apple has updated the web plug-in blocking mechanism to disable all versions prior to Flash Player...

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15:30
Inside Apple’s ResearchKit

LifeMap Solutions

Performing large-scale medical studies has never been easy. Getting people to provide informed consent, respond to surveys, or (even worse) show up for testing has often led to high rates of attrition, unreliable information, or both.

So it was intriguing to hear that Apple had decided to try to help out in this area. Smartphones have a number of significant advantages: people use them already, users already accept that phones can gather information on everything from our location to our fingerprints, and it's possible to develop sophisticated software that runs on the devices. The problem has been that medical researchers' software talents tend to lie in building statistical models, not sophisticated user-facing software.

ResearchKit had the potential to make a decent GUI much more manageable. But Apple hadn't even revealed what was in the framework, so it was difficult to tell how much easier it would be—or even...

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15:23
Keynote for iOS Updated to Support ‘Keynote Remote...

Apple updated Keynote for iOS to version 2.5.3 Tuesday. The update includes support for the "Keynote Remote Apple Watch" app. That app will allow users to control Keynote presentations directly from their Apple Watch.


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15:00
AWT News Update: April 21, 2015

On today's AWT News Update:

  • Early orders of Apple Watch are now showing that they're preparing for shipment
  • Developers are getting an opportunity to order an Apple Watch for early delivery
  • Apple adds 31 new banks and credit unions to the growing list of over 200 financial institutions that support Apple Pay
  • New study shows Apple Pay is more popular than other mobile payment systems

The text version of the news update can be found below.

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This is Steve Sande from Apple World Today, and you’re listening to the AWT News Update for April 21, 2015. Our sponsor this week is It’s About Time Products, developers of Desk App for Mac, an inexpensive way to find out what files are taking up space unnecessarily on your...

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14:50
Angela Ahrendts Explains Apple Watch Rollout in...

Apple Senior Vice President of Retail Angela Ahrendts sent a video to Apple Store retail employees explaining the decision to limit initial Apple Watch orders to online only. In the video, Ms. Ahrendts delivers a very personal address that goes deeper into points she made in a written memo earlier in April, and stresses that Apple launched two new products at one time, Apple Watch and MacBook.


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14:42
Apple updates several optional iOS apps, adds Watch...

Apple on Tuesday updated several of its official iOS apps -- including the iWork suite -- with minor improvements, but most significantly added Apple Watch support to Keynote, allowing remote control of presentations.

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14:12
Apple retail chief Ahrendts addresses Apple Watch,...

In an internal video sent out to Apple Store employees on Tuesday, Apple SVP of Retail Angela Ahrendts clarifies the situation with Apple Watch and 12-inch MacBook availability, reiterating the need to push customers toward online sales as supply catches up to demand.

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13:37
Pay What You Want for the Back-End Developer Course...

We have a training bundle for back-end developers today, and you get to name your own price. It works like this: pay what you want-say a penny-and you get two training courses. There are Python, Ruby, and PHP training courses in the package. But if you pay more than the average, you get all eight courses, and as of this writing, the average price is just $9.85. Plus, 10 percent of what you pay goes to one of three charities-you choose. Get to it!


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13:32
Randomly Selected Developers Offered Expedited Apple...

Apple Watches are in short supply as indicated by current ship times. However, some developers are receiving emails with an opportunity to purchase a silver Apple watch with a blue Sport band that will ship by April 28, guaranteed.


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13:17
Recent job posting indicates Apple may be looking to...

It’s the hiring that shows where a company’s going.

A recent Apple job listing shows that the company is looking for a software engineer to help bring public transit information to Apple Maps.

The listing reads as follows:

“As a member of the Routing team, you will work on one of the most anticipated features of Apple Maps,”

In the job requirements, the company directly asks for someone with “in-depth knowledge about public transit,” both as a rider and on a technical level.

Until the iOS 6 version of Maps, transit directions were a popular integrated feature. That update stripped out Google content in...

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13:12
Mac: Adobe Lightroom CC

With Apple basically having turned its back on continuing to develop its “pro” photo management app, Aperture, serious Mac photographers are essentially left with Adobe’s Lightroom as the only real game in town. Many photographers already preferred Lightroom to Aperture, if for no other reason than the fact that Adobe kept up a pretty brisk update cycle that seems to have fallen into a stride of one major upgrade per year. This spring brings Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC ($10/month), an update that preserves all of the features, UI, and workflow that Lightroom fans have come to love, with some great new added features such as Face Detection, HDR image support, panorama creation, video slideshows, HTML5 web galleries, and more.
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13:08
Apple offers expedited Apple Watch order lottery to...

Apple Watches are both everywhere and nowhere. Beyoncé and Karl Lagerfeld have theirs already. The first reviews are in. But you can't get one at an Apple Store until June, and online orders quickly slipped to that timeframe too.

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13:00
Inateck MacBook Bohemian Canvas Case Bag merges...

Our friends at Inateck recently sent over a protective MacBook case that is definitely eye-catching and can keep your MacBook and other goodies protected while looking good. The Inateck MacBook Bohemian Canvas Case Bag (US$36.99, on sale at Amazon for $14.99) fits any  MacBook Air or MacBook Pro up to 13.3 inches in size, and is perfect for the new slimline 12-inch Retina MacBook.

Design

This bag is definitely fashion-forward, featuring a bright and cheerful exterior pattern over an off-white canvas bag. The canvas exterior hides an inside padded layer of Lycra and Neoprene, while the inside features a cloud-soft lining of tan fleece. 

Your MacBook is secured inside the bag with a simple wood button and leather loop closure, with no zippers to scratch your favorite laptop. The...

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12:58
31 additional banks and credit unions adopt Apple...

Apple Pay is growing.

There’s no denying that.

The payment method is now supported by an additional 31 banks and credit unions, bringing the total number of institutions now exceeds 200 banks and credit unions with active support, and some 2,000 banks have signed on to support the mobile payment system for iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch in the future.

The new banks and credit unions are as follows:

AmeriCU Credit Union

Bankers Trust

Central Minnesota Credit Union

Chrome Federal Credit Union

City Employees Credit Union

Consumers Cooperative Credit Union

Coulee Dam Federal Credit Union...

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12:41
Review: Rokform Rokfolio Wallet Case for iPhone 6...

Rokform's new Rokfolio Wallet Case ($46-$56) for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus offers a number of features usually found in separate cases. Not only is it a folio wallet case which can hold up to three credit cards, but Rokfolio also features a built-in magnet and comes with a magnetic mount, as well, to mount the case on various surfaces. The case is also compatible with Rokform's v3 mounting accessories using the hole in the back of the case. Volume controls and the sleep/wake button are both covered.{/exp:char_limit}

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12:35
Apple offers developers a second chance at an early...

To get an Apple Watch on or anywhere near the advertised April 24 availability date, you needed to place your order within minutes of its 3am pre-order launch on April 10. Orders placed today won't ship until May or June. If you're an app developer hoping to capture the interest of early adopters, this is especially inconvenient.

Today Apple sent out an e-mail offering recourse to those developers: register now and you'll be entered for a chance to buy an Apple Watch Sport with a blue Sport Band that will be delivered to your door on April 28. Apple is using a WWDC-like lottery system to determine who will actually get these watches—if you don't win the lottery, you'll have to (figuratively) wait in line with the regular people who placed their orders in the online Apple Store.

Some Apple Watch developers have already spoken to Ars about...

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12:29
Ubuntu's Vivid Vervet Makes Snappy Entrance


Canonical on Tuesday announced the release of Ubuntu 15.04, aka "Vivid Vervet," as in East African monkey. It will be available for download on Thursday. The new OS offers tools for cloud, device, client and Internet of Things development. The Ubuntu desktop release includes mostly maintenance and bug fixes, along with new integrated menus and dashboard usability improvements. Ubuntu 15.04 for cloud and servers comes at a critical time to attract companies adopting cloud technologies.

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12:00
Still seeing this page every time you visit Apple...

Recently one of our readers pointed out that he kept seeing the Welcome to Apple World Today post each and every day when he visited the site. By clicking on the Apple World Today logo, he was able to visit the "correct" and current home page, but he was annoyed that this was happening. A quick look at our site metrics pointed out that the first post we put up on AWT on February 8, 2015 is still seeing a lot of traffic... so obviously something is wrong.

The answer is simple -- on that first day of AWT's online life, you bookmarked the first post that's found at https://www.appleworld.today/blog/2015/1/28/welcome-to-apple-world-today. Whenever you click a favorites link or button, or start typing in "appleworld.today" in your browser, it's pointing to that page. 

To fix the recurring issue, just delete any bookmarks you may currently have for Apple World Today. Next, type in the...

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11:19
10 Must Have Apple Watch Apps for Launch Day

The first wave of Apple Watches will start arriving this Friday, April 24. You'll need some apps to show off just how cool your brand new smartwatch is, so TMO put together a list of must-have apps to make your daily routine easier while wowing your friends at the same time.


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11:00
James Bond, It’s Time to Try on Your Apple Watch

Ever since the movie Dr. No, James Bond has, on and off, used a gadget wristwatch to get out of a tight spot. Have the watches of the Bond movies seeped into our collective smartwatch subconsciousness? Also, Bond is a Brit and Sir Jonathan Ive is a Brit. What connection could there possibly be? John Martellaro ponders the various influences.


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10:57
Apple Watch custom faces

John Gruber:

I just can’t see Apple ever allowing these sort of watch faces for Apple Watch — that’ll be left for the jailbreak crowd. A few weeks ago I thought third-party watch faces would be like third-party apps were for the iPhone — something that wasn’t there at the launch, but which came sooner rather than later.

That’s what I thought too. John has some interesting thoughts on custom watch faces and why we won’t see them.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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10:36
Government Surveillance: What to Do, What to Do?


The CIA has been trying to hack into iOS for years. British and American agencies reportedly have collaborated to create a map of the Internet and Web users. The United States National Security Agency has, together with the UK's GCHQ, reportedly stolen SIM card encryption keys from Gemalto. The FBI is frothing at the mouth over Google's and Apple's encryption of their mobile OSes. Vulnerabilities in Signaling System 7 telephony protocols let third parties eavesdrop on cellphone calls and intercept text messages, despite encryption.

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10:24
TMO Daily Observations 2015-04-21: The Real Scoop on...

Twitter put the social networking world in a tizzy yesterday when it said that Direct Messaging was opening up to people who aren't following each other. Dave Hamilton and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to help explain what's really happening, and why you aren't going to get overloaded with spam messages. Kelly also shows why OS X's Network Locations feature is so handy.


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10:10
60-Second Tips: Subscribe to RSS feeds in Safari...

Think that you need a separate RSS feed reader app or service to keep up with the latest from your favorite websites? You don't! Safari in OS X 10.10 Yosemite and iOS 8 features a way to subscribe to RSS feeds through Shared Links, which is normally used to see what links your friends are sharing on social networks. In this 60-second tip, we take you through the process for both OS X and iOS. The text version of this tip follows the video.

Text Version

Today’s 60-second tip looks at a quick way to follow the news feeds for your favorite websites in Safari, without the need to use a separate RSS reader app. 

In OS X 10.10 Yosemite, open Safari and visit the website you wish to follow. Click the open sidebar button, then click on the Shared Links button - it looks like an “at sign”. This usually shows links shared by people or organizations you follow on Twitter and other social networks. At...

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09:54
Control what you see in Health app on iPhone

If you haven’t used the Health app on iPhone, it’s something you just consider doing. Here’s a good article on how to easily show the information you’re looking for without overwhelming you.

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09:46
Apple details Apple Watch’s heart rate monitor

Learn how Apple Watch measures your heart rate, and get tips for a more accurate reading.

Great information from Apple.

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09:07
Adobe unveils Lightroom CC: speed boost, RAW HDR and...

Petapixel:

Adobe today announced its latest version of Lightroom, called Lightroom CC. The update brings faster performance, some revamped tools, and a set of powerful new creation features.

Here’s a look at the major new things found in Lightroom CC, which will also be sold as a standalone program called Lightroom 6.

Now that Aperture has all but disappeared, Lightroom will be the only choice for most professional photographers. Luckily, it’s a very good app on its own and these new features add a lot to its abilities.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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08:59
BusyCal 2.6.6

Adds support for auto-filling matching tags for the Attendee and Contact fields from BusyContacts. ($49.99 new, free update, 10.3 MB)

 

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08:58
BusyContacts 1.0.3

Brings several helpful additions to the contact manager, including support for a tag extension that auto-fills the Attendee and Contact fields in BusyCal. ($49.99 new, free update, 5.4 MB)

 

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08:56
Apple starts charging Apple Watch buyers as it preps...

If you managed to preorder an Apple Watch at 12 a.m. PT/3 a.m. ET on the dot on April 10, your Watch might actually arrive on Friday.

Apple started charging buyers’ credit cards on Monday afternoon for a variety of different Watch models, not just the popular Sport. If a charge from Apple appears as pending on your card, check your Watch order status: It should have changed from “processing” to “preparing for shipment.”

This was a welcome notification on Monday.

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08:56
Microsoft backs Apple Watch with PowerPoint and...

After giving lots of love to Android Wear, Microsoft is setting sights on Apple’s smartwatch with new PowerPoint and OneDrive apps.

With the latest version of PowerPoint for iOS, Apple Watch users will be able to remotely control PowerPoint slideshows on the iPhone. The Watch app will show navigation controls, along with elapsed time, the current slide number, and the total number of slides.

Unfortunately, Microsoft hasn’t included wrist controls for PowerPoint on other devices such as PCs and Macs, though it seems like an obvious feature to include down the road. In the meantime, users should be able to mirror the iPhone’s display on an Apple TV using AirPlay, and use the watch to control slideshows that way.

To read this article in full or...

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08:53
Adobe debuts Lightroom 6 and Lightroom CC,...

Following months of rumors, Adobe is today announcing Photoshop Lightroom 6 and Lightroom CC, the latest versions of its popular photo editing and organization software. Sharing the same code, design, and much of the same functionality, the two Lightroom releases are separated into purchasable (Lightroom 6) or subscription (Lightroom CC) versions, only the latter of which can sync with Adobe’s mobile applications. Apple notably recommended Lightroom as a replacement for its recently-discontinued Aperture professional photo application, and worked with Adobe to build an Aperture library importing tool to aid users during the transition.

Lightroom manages large photo libraries, while offering photographers powerful tools for RAW and JPEG image adjustment. Now...

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08:31
Google ending YouTube support on older Apple TVs,...

Apple TV 3 with Google’s new YouTube channel

Google announced yesterday that it will be ending support for its YouTube Data API v2 used by older devices. For Apple users, this means the YouTube app will no longer work on iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches running iOS 6 or earlier; users instead will have to rely on the mobile web version of YouTube at m.youtube.com going forward.

The change also affects some Apple TV users, as only the current 3rd-generation 1080p Apple TV supports YouTube’s overhauled channel; prior-generation models will entirely lose access to YouTube…

Older Apple TVs...

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07:28
News: Security flaw leaves about 1,500 iOS apps...

About 1,500 iOS apps have an HTTPS vulnerability leaving them open to attack, according to analytics service SourceDNA. The flaw stems from a weakness in version 2.5.1 of AFNetworking, an open-source code which provides networking capabilities for apps. Apps containing the code may not properly validate SSL certificates, leaving users of apps like Movies by Flixster with Rotten Tomatoes and Citrix OpenVoice Audio Conferencing vulnerable to spying…

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07:15
News: YouTube app won’t work on older Apple TVs,...

Google has announced that the YouTube app will cease to function starting in May for iOS devices running an OS older than iOS 7 — this likely refers to the older Apple-developed YouTube app that was discontinued in iOS 6. The change also impacts second-generation and older Apple TV units, which won’t be able to access YouTube starting in May unless Apple chooses to provide a software update for the older model. Users of the YouTube app on…

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07:09
Google Kills YouTube for 2nd Gen Apple TV, Older iOS...

Google is dropping support for several devices from its YouTube API, which means that second generation Apple TV owners won't be able to watch cat videos any more. Along with the older Apple TV model, YouTube support for iPhones and iPads running iOS 6, older Google TV versions, and some smart TVs was dropped, too.

The Mac Observer Spin: If watching YouTube videos through the Apple TV channel is a big thing for you, the third generation model costs US$69.


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06:56
PowerPoint for iOS updated to 1.8, allows Apple...

This is actually pretty interesting.

The newest version of Microsoft PowerPoint for iOS includes a feature that allows you to manage your live presentation on your Apple Watch, progressing through each slide without having to pick up your smartphone, tablet or Mac or Windows PC.

Some minor details like elapsed time, current slide number (as well as total number of slides) are also present on the wearable app.

PowerPoint 1.8 for iOS is available for free and requires iOS 7.1 or later to install and run.

Via iMore...

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06:38
News: Daily Deal: Save 50% off the XTC In-Ear...

Today in iLounge Deals you can save over 50% off the XTC In-Ear Genuine Wood Headphones – a great deal at only $23.99. Featuring noise-isolating speakers and all-natural acoustics, these headphones combine premium sound reproduction with top-notch noise isolation through the use of high-quality wood. A built-in microphone provides the ability to take calls, and the headphones feature a sleek nylon black cable, soft silicon earbuds for a comfortable…

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06:10
Jeff Gamet Talks Cloud Services at Denver Apple Pi

The Mac Observer's Jeff Gamet will be talking about cloud-based services tonight, April 21, at the Denver Apple Pi Mac User Group. He'll be sharing tips on using online services and storage, how to get the most out of the services on your Mac, iPhone, and iPad, and how to help keep your data safe.


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06:00
iCloud fails and foibles that need to be addressed...

When we asked people to comment on what Apple products or services are causing them angst, the overwhelming winners in the negativity column were iCloud and other online services such as Messages. With Apple continuing to embrace these services, hopefully, some of the issues below will be remedied in iOS 9 and OS X 10.11, both of which may be unveiled at WWDC 2015. Below you will find your top five complaints -- and our responses -- about iCloud and Messages listed in no particular order.

Messages don’t sync properly across devices or within groups

iMessage is used extensively by iOS owners, so glitches and problems with service are very noticeable. One of the biggest complaints is missing messages, with some messages appearing on one iOS device and not on another, even though both devices are configured the same way. Sometimes a message will just disappear into...

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06:00
Freemium Field Test: Final Fantasy: Record Keeper...

Free-to-play games often look appealing, but it’s difficult to know at a glance whether the business model is insidious and fun ruining, or reasonable and worth pumping a few bucks into. With Freemium Field Test, we’ll take a recent free-to-play iOS game, put it through its paces, and let you know if it’s really worth your time (and money).

As a teenager, I obsessed over the Final Fantasy series. I’d get lost in the many-dozen-hour adventures, absorbing the convoluted but often emotional plots and devising tactics to overcome the challenging encounters. Truth be told, I spent much, much more time writing about the games on fan sites and message boards, and it’s what pushed me towards writing professionally. I’m ever grateful for that unexpected career path borne out of pure fandom. 

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02:52
Apple patents Apple Watch Sport Band, Classic Buckle...

Just days before Apple Watch is slated to ship out to early buyers, Apple on Tuesday was granted patents for its unique Sport Band, Classic Buckle and Link Bracelet device accessories, protecting the innovative designs from potential copycats.

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Monday April 20

20:57
Daily Roundup: Nokia making phones again, Sony wants...

Today, read how Nokia is planning to get back into the phone game, ponder why Sony's added image-stabilization technology to the front of its new flagship phone and get all the details on the best vaporizers around -- because it's that day. All that ...

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20:38
Bushel: Free easy-to-use cloud-based tool for Apple...

For some people, IT is a task and not a career. Bushel is a simple-to-use cloud-based tool that anyone can leverage to manage the Apple devices in their workplace. Bushel allows you to easily set-up and protect all of the Apple devices that you distribute to your team, or those that your team already has. Provide access to company email accounts, automatically install work apps to every device all at once, and separate and protect your team’s personal data from company data. And if a device is ever lost or stolen, you can even remotely lock it or wipe company data completely. Do all of this and much more, without any help from IT. All wrapped into one seamless interface so you can manage those Apple devices when you want, wherever you are. Bushel makes the complex simple, so you can focus on what matters most, all while taking back your nights and weekends. Your first three devices are free forever, and each additional device is just $2 per month with no contracts or commitments....

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19:39
Custom Watch Faces

A weekend Twitter thread regarding custom watch faces for Android Wear and the prospects of custom faces for Apple Watch led me to FaceRepo, a repository of downloadable watch faces for Android Wear. Remember the sites with “skins” for SoundJam and Audion? Like that, but for Android Wear. A few thoughts that went through my mind after perusing the offerings:

  • I don’t expect Apple to open up watch faces to arbitrary designs, even when the full Apple Watch SDK ships later this year. If they do allow third-party faces, I think it’ll be through design partners hand-selected by Apple. (The Mickey face is arguably an example of this already.) The idea of fully-customizable watch faces is right in the sweet spot between the differing philosophies of Google (anything goes) and Apple (tightly controlled). Apple Watch currently offers 10 different faces, and most of...

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17:43
Apple shares Earth Day 2015 collection with content...



After sharing its latest Environmental Responsibility report this morning, Apple this evening has added a new Earth Day 2015 section to the App Store. The section highlights content that contribute to environmental awareness, as well as apps that promote green living and going paperless.

Further, Apple’s Earth Day 2015 section aggregates books, movies, iTunes U content, podcasts, and TV shows that relate to the Earth. Selections include the TV show “Planet Earth,” the movie “March...

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17:00
Today in the App Store -- Lifeline, Stackables and...

Here are some of the best free apps, app updates and new apps that have landed in the App Store recently. Today's notable apps include a discount on Readkit, the new Lifeline game and a major update to Workflow. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can.

iOS Apps Now Free

Cut Me Out Pro - Easy photo editor to Chop photo, superimpose or erase background [Now free, down from $1.99] Cut out sections of an image in any shape and paste it to selected background photo with Cut Me Out Pro.

Perfect Picture - Photo Editor for Instagram [Now free, down from $0.99] Create amazing photos to share on Instagram or any other photo sharing app installed on device.

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16:09
Beyonce seen sporting Apple Watch Edition with gold...

Less than a week after star fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld showed off pictures of his yellow gold Apple Watch Edition with custom all-gold link bracelet, Beyonce was seen at Coachella wearing what appears to be the same combination.

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15:42
How to Create and Use Network Locations for Mac

Why does it say "Automatic" on your Network preferences? Because "Automatic" is the default location in Mac OS, you can create many more to make switching networks easier. Kelly helps you sort it out.


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15:32
Google Dresses Up Android Wear


Google on Monday released an update to Android Wear -- the first significant feature refresh for its wearable device software since its introduction more than a year ago.
"This update is overdue," said Ian Fogg, senior director and head of the mobile and telecoms team at IHS Technology. "With other products, Google adds features fairly continuously," he noted. "Android Wear hasn't had as much focus from Google over the last year as some of its other products."

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15:12
Apple Watch orders statuses changing to “Preparing...

Your pre-ordered Apple Watch might be about to head out the door.

A number of Apple Watch order statuses have begun changing from “Processing Items” to “Preparing for Shipment” as Apple gets ready to send out the first Apple Watch orders to customers who pre-ordered their devices on Friday, April 10th. The order statuses have shifted over to “Preparing for Shipment” for some buyers and are listing prospective delivery dates of April 24th to May 8th, while the first orders are expected to begin arriving on Friday, April 24th.

The change to customer order statuses came only minutes after Apple began charging credit and debit cards for Apple Watch...

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15:09
Some Apple Watch Orders ‘Preparing for Shipment’

Some Apple Watch orders have shifted from "Processing Items" to "Preparing for Shipment." TMO readers have also reported that their credit cards are being charged. Both suggest Apple will have some Apple Watch shipments delivered on April 24th, as promised.


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15:01
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With exclusive features like natural language date parsing, productivity-tracking, sub-tasks, labels and filters, location-aware alerts, project sharing and more, Todoist is the ultimate to-do list for power users. Available on 15 different platforms (including Mac and iOS), Todoist will help you stay organized and productive anywhere, on all your devices.

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A whole tidal wave of apps are headed for the Apple Watch, and Adobe has joined in with 3 new ways to enhance your creativity and collaborate with others. The watch apps pair with iPad/iPhone apps to give you total control over your Adobe projects... | Read more »
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Entertain Your Pet With Your Watch With...
The Petcube Camera is a device that lets you use live video to check in on your pet, talk to them, and play with them using a laser pointer - all while you're away. And the Petcube app is coming to the Apple Watch, so you'll be able to hang out with... | Read more »
Now You Can Manage Your Line2 Calls With...
You'll be able to get your Line2 cloud phone service on the Apple Watch very soon. The watch app can send and receive messages using hands-free voice dictation, or by selecting from a list of provided responses. [Read more] | Read more »
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The Apple Watch is pretty much here, and that means a whole lot of compatible apps and games are going to be updated or released onto the App Store. That's okay though, beacause Apple has quietly updated their app description pages to make things... | Read more »
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