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Friday May 27

09:55
AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule out of stock at U.S...

“I was trying to buy an AirPort Extreme today from the Beverly Hills Apple Store and an employee told me that Apple had asked for all of them back from all the stores,” wrote one anonymous tipster.

To verify the tipster’s claim, we contacted an Apple support representative who confirmed that Apple has pulled AirPort Extreme and AirPort Time Capsule stock from all U.S. stores. The base stations remain available to order online, while it appears the smaller AirPort Express can still be purchased both online and in stores at present time.

As noted in the story, it could be new FCC guidelines.

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09:50
Airport Extreme, Time Capsule pulled from U.S. Apple...

Although the products are still available online, Apple no longer appears to be selling the AirPort Extreme or Time Capsule in its U.S. retail stores, according to a Friday report and checks by AppleInsider.

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09:30
9to5Toys Last Call: Apple Watch + bands up to $200...

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09:20
Oh Samsung

Talk about a blatant ripoff of the iPhone. I really do hate Samsung.

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09:00
Gadget Ogling: A Homier Google, Flicking Lamps, and...


Not quite content with Nest controlling how warm your domicile is and Chromecast taking charge of what you watch, Google is moving further into your physical world with its connected home hub, the creatively named "Home." Taking a page or 10 out of Amazon Echo's book, Home is a blend of a smart speaker and a personal assistant, which you control using your voice. It can handle the types of queries Google Now and its successor, Google Assistant, can take on -- from questions like what's on your schedule for the day to trivia about your favorite sports team.

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09:00
A look at Belkin's elegant Valet Charge Dock...

The Belkin Valet Charge Dock for Apple Watch + iPhone in action. Photo©2016, Steven Sande

There are thousands of charge docks for the iPhone, and probably hundreds that we've seen for Apple Watch. But until now, I don't recall reviewing a charge dock that can power both the iPhone and Apple Watch at the same time. Belkin's Valet Charge Dock for Apple Watch + iPhone (US$129.99) does just that, and does it while looking pretty darned classy at the same time.

Design

The Valet is a cleverly designed, sleek package that is rather simple when you get right down to it. For the iPhone, there's a built-in Lightning connector in the base that can be adjusted up or down to fit whatever case -- or lack thereof -- you have protecting it. For the adjustment, you just rotate a knob that's located on the back of the Valet. Once you...

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08:50
iPhone SE: Is Less the New More?

Apple introduced the iPhone SE earlier this year and Dr. Mac's been testing one. While it looks like an iPhone 5 or 5s from the outside, inside are thoroughly modern guts based on the iPhone 6s. 


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08:32
Apple's installment-based iPhone trade-up...

Apple on Friday brought its "Trade Up with Installments" program to France, Italy, and Spain, expanding it beyond U.S. borders for the first time.

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08:17
Apple working to expand Apple Pay into Prime Asian,...

Following up on the launch of Apple Pay in Singapore this week, Apple executive Jennifer Bailey has gone on the record stating that the company is planning a rapid expansion into every significant market it can with a focus on Europe and Asia. Apple Pay is currently available in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, China, Singapore and Australia. Apple has already said the mobile payments service will reach Hong Kong soon …

Bailey stated that Apple decides the next item on its Apple Pay expansion given a number of factors, although market size for Apple products tends to be a primary factor. She also stated that existing market penetration of contactless payment terminals and existing financial infrastructures also plays a factor.

Apple will also...

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07:50
Samsung to bring web-based 'SamsungPay Mini...

The expanding electronic payments battle between Apple, Google, and Samsung will reportedly reach a new front next month as the South Korean firm is said to be readying a new web-based option that would enable iPhone users to make online payments via SamsungPay.

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07:44
Support for Anti-encryption Laws Crumbles

The FBI's hopes for a laws to weaken encryption and require tech companies to build back doors through device security features seems to be crumbling because support in Congress is evaporating. A draft bill from Senators Richard Burr (R-NC) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) isn't going to to be introduced, and even if it was, there isn't any support for it.


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07:43
Rumor: Fifth-gen Apple TV could feature version of...

With rumors that Apple is working on a device to compete with Amazon’s Echo, it’s been suggested that a fifth-generation version of the Apple TV will eventually get its own microphone and speaker, and that Apple will be improving its computing infrastructure to handle more Siri queries.

Supporting these developments will be the previously-rumored Siri SDK for developers, allowing them to hook third-party apps into the platform, the source noted.

The report didn’t indicate when a next-gen Apple TV might launch and the Apple TV itself has generally been released on a more sporadic schedule than Apple’s other products. Also, while an announcement could be made at next month’s Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple is unlikely to update...

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07:37
Senate proposal to require encryption workarounds...

A proposal in the U.S. Senate to require smartphone OS developers and other tech vendors to break their own encryption at the request of law enforcement may be dead on arrival.

The proposal, released as a discussion draft last month, may not be formally introduced this year because of strong opposition, according to a Reuters report.

The draft bill, pushed by Senators Richard Burr and Dianne Feinstein, would allow judges to order tech companies to comply with requests from the FBI and other law enforcement agencies to help them defeat security measures and break into devices.

To read this...

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07:36
News: Apple ‘working rapidly’ to extend Apple Pay to...

Apple is “working rapidly” to launch Apple Pay farther and wider in the European and Asian markets, Jennifer Bailey, Apple’s VP of Apple Pay revealed an interview with TechCrunch. While Apple Pay is available in only six countries right now — the U.S., the U.K., Canada, Australia, China, and Singapore — Bailey stated that Apple’s goal is to have Apple Pay available in “every significant market that Apple is in. Bailey…

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07:11
10 tips for new and prospective MacBook owners [...

As someone coming from a 15″ MacBook Pro with Retina display, adjusting to the smaller form-factor of the 12″ MacBook takes some getting used to. But as brought out in our post highlighting 10 favorite MacBook features, the effort is worth it.

I’ve been using the 2016 MacBook as my primary computer since last week, and I’ve learned a lot about this little machine during my hands-on time. If you’re thinking about purchasing a new MacBook, or if you already own one, consider these tips to get more out of this tiny wonder. more…

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06:51
French, Italian and Spanish iPhone owners can now...

setteB.IT noticed that French, Italian and Spanish iPhone owners can now take advantage of Apple’s Trade Up With Installments plan, where you use your existing phone as a down payment on a new one, paying off the balance in installments over two years. It’s effectively the iPhone Upgrade Program available in the U.S., but with lower monthly payments in exchange for handing over your old phone.

more…

Filed under: iOS Devices Tagged: Apple...

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06:41
Congress won't consider mandatory encryption...

Draft legislation that could've forced U.S. corporations like Apple to decrypt data on-demand following a court order won't be formally introduced this year, and has lost the support needed to advance anyway, sources said on Friday.

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06:38
Malwarebytes extends enterprise endpoint detection...

Malwarebytes has introduced Malwarebytes Breach Remediation for Mac and new forensics capabilities as part of its Malwarebytes Breach Remediation platform. Tiered pricing starts at $22.99. 

This Malwarebytes endpoint detection and response (EDR) solution hunts for and is designed to remove advanced threats from Mac OS X and Windows endpoints. 

Malwarebytes Breach Remediation is an EDR solution that detects and removes infections and related artifacts simultaneously across all endpoints on a network. Malwarebytes Breach Remediation scans network endpoints looking for suspicious files or anomalies and, when found, pieces together the threat traces and automatically remediates compromised systems. This approach to breach remediation is designed to help eliminate the possibility of new cyber attacks or lateral movements that capitalize on leftover malware traces.

Although Macs have faced...

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06:28
Comment: Google’s use of Android’s Material Design...

Jason Snell has written an interesting piece at Macworld, berating Google for using its Material Design user-interface in iOS apps. In other words, Google ignores all the iOS conventions and instead makes its iPhone and iPad apps look exactly like Android ones. This can be seen in everything from the ‘white card on gray background’ overall design all the way down to small details like using vertical rather than horizontal dots as a menu icon.

He argues that Google is acting like Microsoft did back in the early 90s, suddenly making its Mac apps look and behave like Windows ones. It is, he suggests, arrogant …

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06:28
Apple expands its iPhone ‘Trade Up with Installments...

As noted by MacRumors.com, Apple has expanded its "Trade Up with Installments" program for iPhone to France, Italy, and Spain.

The payment plan allows a user to trade in any old iPhone, Android, or Windows Phone and apply the value of the device towards a new 24-month iPhone installment plan. Apple's targeting people with older iPhones with this program, making it possible to purchase a newer phone to use for the next two years for minimal payments. 

An example would be purchasing a 128GB iPhone 6s Plus after trading in an iPhone 4 -- the value of the older phone is subtracted from the price of the new phone, then amortized over 24 months. The program is effectively a loan handled by Apple as an intermediary, so customers will need approved credit to qualify. The exact amounts paid may vary depending on the condition of the smartphone traded in...

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06:22
Analyst: Apple could (theoretically) add 62 million...

In a note to clients — as reported by AppleInsider — Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster said that Apple can add 62 million iOS users in India, though it wont’ be easy.

Citing recent studies, he notes that only 17% of the country's 1.25 billion citizens own a smartphone, with Apple holding a 3% to 5% marketshare last year. Based on the current Indian annual smartphone base, Munster estimates Apple would add 10 million in incremental iPhone units if it increases Indian marketshare to China levels. That number jumps to 16 million iOS users assuming identical smartphone penetration rates and carrying over Apple's current Indian marketshare. All total, Apple could theoretically gain 62 million iOS device users in India.

However, there are challenges — mainly money. Notably, Indian citizens aren’t wealthy. To help counter this...

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06:14
∞ A dark, dark vision of the augmented future reality

Warning: the embedded video is pretty dark. Has a Blade Runner sort of feel to it. Imagine a future where everywhere you look, there’s data analysis and advertising. All reality is seen through an augmented translation. Keiichi Matsuda has put together a striking vision.

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06:13
Apple TV adds NBCUniversal, VHX apps

Pay TV subscribers who also own a fourth-generation Apple TV can stream the latest shows from NBCUniversal channels Bravo, E! and Syfy through dedicated apps Bravo Now, E! Now and Syfy Now.

Both current and past seasons should be available. Some are free to watch, but others require you to sign in with your TV provider account details.

What’s more, video channel operators on Vimeo’s VHX subscription VOD platform can now let users subscribe directly from apps for the Apple TV, reports Variety. Sellers on the VHX currently launched with in-app subscriptions in the Apple and Roku app stores include MHz Networks, which offers foreign-language programming for U.S. consumers, as well as YouTube channels Black&Sexy TV, and Yoga with Adriene. 

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06:07
TSA gave my MacBook Pro to another passenger at LAX...

Shudder. This is a story to which I can definitely relate. That moment when you are forced to surrender your phone, your wallet, your computer, then hope that all your goods are there when you go to retrieve them after the security scan.

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06:05
Apple plans world domination for Apple Pay

Jennifer Bailey, vice president of Apple Pay, told TechCrunch that the company plans to extend its digital payment service worldwide Currently, it’s only available in six countries.

“We’re working rapidly in Asia and also in Europe, our goal is to have Apple Pay in every significant market Apple is in,” she said.

Apple Pay rolled out in full force in Singapore this week with Visa, MasterCard and five major banks on board. This made Singapore the sixth country to get Apple Pay, after the U.S., UK, Canada, Australia and China.

Apple has hinted that Spain and Hong Kong are also in line to get Apple Pay at some point this year (Spain currently supports it for Amex only). CEO Tim Cook also recently...

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06:03
PayPal: And then there were two

From the PayPal blog, announcing the end of support for Windows Phone, Amazon Fire and BlackBerry.

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06:00
News: Daily Deal: iShowU Instant for Mac

In our iLounge Deal for today, you can pick up iShowU Instant for Mac for only $12 — that’s 50% off the regular price. This fast and feature-packed screen recorder will help you record what’s happening on your computer and quickly and easily share it. Whether you’re a teacher preparing a class presentation or a gamer wanting to show off your skills, iShowU has you covered, with the ability to share directly to YouTube, Vimeo, and…

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05:58
Apple exec explains the importance of the company’s...

Robert Sharpe, senior director of global data center services at Apple, provided evidence showing the importance of the company’s planned Irish data center at ahearing in Galway County, Ireland, this week, reports Business Insider.

In his opening statement — which can be read in full at the Business Insider site — explained that the €850 million (£649 million) data centre is vital to Apple's future expansion plans across Europe. He said:

“Around the world, use of the internet continues to grow rapidly; annual global internet traffic is expected to treble over the next three years and more than quadruple over the next five years.

This computer generated image of Apple’s proposed data center is courtesy of “Business Insider.”

“Apple is experiencing huge demand for our hugely popular...

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05:56
Apple stock price up 9% since Warren Buffett...

Buffett just made his shareholders about $108 million. Not a bad return for a few days work.

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05:50
Lightning headphones as smart walkie-talkies

Walkie-talkies, cool! A fun gadget to play with, but with some real practical aspects as well.

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05:25
A perfect example of the different approaches of...

Seth Clifford looks at Apple and Google’s approaches to solving important health problems. Spot on.

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05:18
AppleInsider podcast talks about the latest rumors...

The Appleinsider podcast talk about rumored new MacBooks, Siri and AppleTV, rumors about Apple competing with Amazon Echo, Apple Watch as a health device, and new iPhone 7 rumors.

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05:17
Apple defends Irish data center plans, says will...

Apple has responded to environmental objections to its planned $950M data center, arguing that the proposed development is necessary, would meet projected demand for the next 10-15 years, and would pose no risk to the local environment.

Although Apple was initially given the go-ahead for the center, construction had to be delayed when appeals against the decision were filed. The planning body, An Bord Pleanála, asked Apple to respond to five concerns, and Business Insider has now seen a transcript of the company’s oral response …

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05:13
Google creep

Google, don’t make it jarring to move from one app to another. You’ll stick out like a sore thumb.

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05:00
QuickShift can help reduce Mac Desktop clutter

QuickShift is a brand new tool from Growth Beats designed to reduce desktop clutter. Personally, I’m a neat freak so my Mac Desktop is pretty well organized. However, my wonderful wife’s Desktop has dozens, perhaps hundreds, of files scattered everywhere. Looking at her MacBook screen makes my head hurt — especially when she’s having a technical problem and calls for her hubby’s assistance.

If you’re like my wife, QuickShift could make your life much easier. The app will automatically launch each time you log-in. When you first launch QuickShift, you’ll be prompted to choose (or create) a Home folder for storing files. Next, you must add folders to use the tool effectively. The easiest way is to use the Add Folder option, which is the first item in the grid (it appears when you haven’t selected any item to move or copy). 

(Why are you asked to select the Home folder? Apple’s guidelines are designed to...

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04:30
ADATA’s Charge/Sync 2-in-1 can possibly reduce the...

Cables, cables, we all got cables. Between our iPhones, iPads, Macs, and (for some folks) Android gadgets, too darn many cables. Since a truly wireless world is still some time away, you can possibly simplify your life with ADATA’s Charge/Sync 2-in-1 cable.

Fully Apple MFi (“made for iPhone’) certified, the approximately 40-inch long charging/cross-device data syncing cable comes with both Lightning and MicroUSB ports that are compatible with both Apple and Android devices. One port can charge iOS and Android together (hey, we can all get along). The front side is for the iPhone, the back side for a Samsung phone.

Each cable supports a 2.4A current, which means charging is relatively fast. It took about an hour to charge my iPhone 6s Plus from 20% of battery power to 100%. (If you use the cable with 2A charger then you can charge your phone faster.)

The Sync & Charge Lightning cable are durable They’re made...

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04:01
Warren Buffett’s $1B investment in AAPL sees stock...

The billion dollar AAPL investment Warren Buffett’s conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway disclosed in an SEC filing a fortnight ago seems to have gone a long way toward restoring investor confidence. Fortune reports that the stock has climbed 9% since the disclosure, taking it back above the $100 mark.

Buffett tends to have that effect on stocks—for example, when the company disclosed a stake in Kinder Morgan in February, shares shot up 11%. Apple’s rise in the past few weeks is no doubt partially the cause of Berkshire Hathaway’s disclosure.

AAPL’s share price dropped sharply after the company’s Q2 earnings report revealing a substantial year-on-year fall...

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04:00
Fashion Friday: ‘The Power of Ten’ T-shirt

Over the years, I’ve collected lots of nifty T-shirts from trade shows I’ve covered — mainly the late, lamented Macworld Expos held in Boston, San Francisco, New York, Tokyo, and Paris. Over the next few weeks I’ll be “modeling” some of the items in my collection.

Today I’m pictured wearing a T-shirt celebrating the launch of Mac OS X. In the 1990s Apple was trying to determine a operating system strategy as the original (and revolutionary) Mac OS work was getting a bit long in the tooth. 

After the Copland project was cancelled in 1996, bought NeXT (the company founded by Steve Jobs after he left Apple) and its NeXTSTEP operating system. The technology would serve as the foundation of OS X and facilitated Jobs return to the company he helped found. 

The first version of Mac OS X debuted in 2001. But it wasn’t until Mac OS X 10.2 (Jaguar) rolled out on Aug. 23, 2002, that the operating system seemed truly polished.

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03:07
Apple working ‘rapidly’ to bring Apple Pay to more...

Following the expanded launch of Apple Pay in Singapore this week, TechCrunch spoke with Apple VP Jennifer Bailey about Apple Pay’s roadmap. The Apple executive said the company wants to bring Apple Pay to every significant market in which it operates with particular focus on rapid expansion in Europe and Asia. Apple Pay is currently available in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, China, Singapore and Australia. Apple has already said the mobile payments service will reach Hong Kong soon …

more…

Filed under: AAPL Company, Apple Pay, iOS, iOS Devices Tagged:...

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03:00
Deal of the Day: Next FlipBook Maker for Mac, just $...

Looking for a way to create an eye-catching digital publication or provide an interactive splash to your website? Next FlipBook Maker for Mac transforms PDF documents into flipbooks optimized for desktop and mobile devices, then provides Google Analytics to tell you just how readers are engaging with your work.  The Apple World Today Deals Shop has this unique app for just $24.99, 74% off the regular $99 price tag. 

Next FlipBook Maker provides the following functions: 

  • Easily create & share flipbooks
  • Convert PDFs to Flash flipbooks for desktop users & HTML5 flipbooks for mobile users
  • Get a unique flipbook URL
  • Connect to your Google Analytics account to get data
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00:00
Apple Not Allowed To Open Stores In India

ffkom writes: Reuters reports: "India has said Apple Inc must meet a rule obliging foreign retailers to sell at least 30 percent locally-sourced goods if it wishes to open stores in the country, a senior government official told Reuters. A change in legislation last year exempted foreign retailers selling high-tech goods from the rule, which states 30 percent of the value of goods sold in the store should be made in India. However, Apple's products were not considered to be in this category, said the official, who has direct knowledge of the matter." Now just imagine what Apple stores in the U.S. would look like if 30% of their offerings had to be made in the US... "They did ask for a waiver but didn't provide any material on record to justify it. The decision was taken only after a thorough examination of their application," the source said. Apple planned to open at least three stores in India by the end of 2017. Separate sources said Apple talked with the Indian government about...

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Thursday May 26

23:44
Apple eyes Apple Pay expansion into Asia and Europe...

Addressing this week's Apple Pay expansion in Singapore, segment vice president Jennifer Bailey said Apple is "working rapidly" to deploy the payments platform in Asia and Europe on the way to launching in every major market the company's products are sold.

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20:30
Patent Troll VirnetX Wants To Ban FaceTime and...

An anonymous reader writes: Earlier this year, patent troll VirnetX won a court battle with Apple to the tune of $625 million. Now, the company wants to increase the damages award by $190 million. Law360 reports: "At a post-trial hearing Wednesday, Texas technology company VirnetX argued that although an injunction blocking Apple's popular video chatting and messaging features, along with a virtual private network on demand feature, may seem like a harsh remedy, it is necessary because of the irreparable harm Apple's infringement caused the company. VirnetX also asked the court to increase the jury's damages award by at least $190 million, arguing that Apple has been the 'poster child' for unreasonable litigation tactics." VirnetX also wants the court to block FaceTime and iMessage entirely. "Meanwhile, Apple argued that in light of U.S. Patent and Trademark Office decisions rejecting the four patents-in-suit, an injunction would be inappropriate, as would any ongoing royalty based...

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20:02
HP Envy 34c Curved Display Video Review

After TMO's John Martellaro shared his thoughts on HP's Envy 34c curved display, Jeff Gamet chimed in with his perspective. There's a lot to like, but a couple disappointments, too. Check out Jeff's video review to see exactly what he thinks.


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18:22
Apple can add 62M iOS users in India but it won...

Investment firm Piper Jaffray estimates India could contribute some 62 million iOS device users to Apple's user base if the company successfully ramps its presence up to China levels, but a comparatively low-income population and strict government policies presage a rough path ahead.

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16:59
Apple TV nets Bravo, E! and Syfy content with new...

As of Thursday, pay TV subscribers who also own a fourth-generation Apple TV can stream the latest shows from NBCUniversal channels Bravo, E! and Syfy through dedicated apps Bravo Now, E! Now and Syfy Now.

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16:14
E!, Syfy, and Bravo applications now available for...

NBC Universal today announced that it is bringing a trio of new apps to the fourth-gen Apple TV. Starting today, those with a cable login can now watch content via the Syfy, E!, and Bravo applications with their Apple TV. Subscribers will have access to full seasons of the networks’ most popular series, including current and past episodes.

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15:39
Apple’s Amazon Echo competitor might be another new...

If Apple wants to compete with the Amazon Echo and Google Home, it doesn’t necessarily need a brand-new product. Instead, why not just slap a more powerful microphone and an onboard speaker into a next-generation Apple TV?

VentureBeat, citing an anonymous source, says that Apple’s rumored Amazon Echo competitor “may” just be a refreshed Apple TV. Besides a mic and speaker, the new box would probably need a more powerful processor if it’s going to process voice queries quickly and accurately.

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15:18
Thinking Differently about Apple Spending Billions...

Apple is reportedly planning to ramp up spending on original content to "several hundred million dollars a year," according to an unnamed source cited by The Financial Times of London. The story was based in part around a supposed meeting where Apple senior vice president Eddy Cue pitched the idea of Apple buying Time Warner, but the takeaway should be that Apple is seriously committed to streaming content.


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14:49
Two top Twitter execs leaving the company

Two top Twitter executives — Jana Messerschmidt, the head of business development, and Nathan Hubbard, head of media and commerce — are planning to leave the company, according to multiple sources familiar with their plans.

Life as a Twitter exec seems short.

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14:30
Civilization: Beyond Earth – The Collection: $29.99

Oh, but do I have a fun deal for you today. It's Civilization: Beyond Earth - The Collection. I am a HUGE fan of the Civilization franchise, including Beyond Earth. The Collection includes the original game, the Rising Tide expansion that brought significant expansion and improvements to the game, and the Exoplanets Map Pack. I don't care to contemplate the number of hours I've spent playing this iteration of the game, but now that I'm writing about it, I'm going to play some more. Where was I? Oh, right. We have a deal on Civilization: Beyond Earth - The Collection for $29.99, which is half off retail. Grab it.


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14:23
Google staves off Oracle code copyright claim

Putting an end to a contentious trial, a jury on Thursday found that Google's implementation of 37 Java APIs in Android represented fair use -- rebuffing complaints by Java's nominal owner, Oracle.

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14:22
Patent troll tries to shut down iMessage and FaceTime

A company that persuaded a Texas jury to award $625 million against Apple for patent infringement is asking for more. It asked a judge on Wednesday to order Apple to shut down its popular FaceTime and iMessage features while the case goes to appeal.

I hate patent trolls. Something has to be done with these organizations.

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14:18
Google beats Oracle in Android trial

The jury unanimously upheld claims by Google that its use of Oracle’s Java development platform was protected under the fair-use provision of copyright law, bringing trial to a close without Oracle winning any of the $9 billion in damages it requested.

I really wasn’t sure how this would go.

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14:18
Apple Daily Report for May 26, 2016

The AWT News Update is on hiatus while my compadre, Steve, takes a road trip. In its place, I’ll offer a text-only (no podcast) summary of breaking stories with a tip o’ my hat to my former website, Apple Daily Report.

In a hearing in Galway, Ireland on Tuesday, Apple fielded concerns from locals regarding a planned data center that is shaping up to be the country's largest consumer of electricity, with some estimates placing usage rates surpassing Dublin's entire daily supply.

Apple has debuted a new Arabic version of Apple.com, bringing the language to its website and online store for the first time alongside a new font right-to-left text.

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14:11
Notable apps and app updates for May 26, 2016

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

iOS Apps/Updates

Full Fat has introduces Golf Island 1.0. In the free game you join Terry the Toucan on a golfing adventure with tropical islands, cherry topped ice cream mountains, dancing trees, and a giant pineapple. Golf Island is a fantastic mix of surreal level design, loveable animal caddies with superb ball control.

Planet of the Apps has launched Ensō. It’s a free puzzle game where the goal is to match three or more same-colored orbs in a row.

Mac OS X Apps/Updates

Lemke Software has rolled out GraphicConverter 10, an update to its image utility...

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13:39
Apple considered buying Time Warner

iTunes and services chief Eddy Cue proposed the idea of Apple bidding on media conglomerate Time Warner at the end of last year, according to the FT.

I’m not really surprised by this. Apple is looking for ways to enter a tight market, perhaps a purchase would be the right way to go. By the sound of the story, it was only a suggestion–Apple looks a lot of proposals, but they don’t pull the trigger on all of them.

The report also said:

The report adds that Apple plans to ramp up spending on original content to “several hundred million dollars a year” in order to better compete with rivals like Amazon and Netflix, both of which offer a growing number of exclusive TV series.

This also makes sense to me.

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13:31
Snapchat raises $1.81 billion

Messaging app Snapchat has raised $1.81 billion in funding, the company reported in a U.S. regulatory filing on Thursday, a sign that investor interest is strong despite concerns among some venture capitalists that the platform is struggling to attract advertisers.

Damn!

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13:31
Patent troll wants Apple to shut down iMessage and...

For some companies, winning $625 million from Apple is not enough of a reward.

On Wednesday, VirnetX asked a Texas judge to order Apple to shut down iMessage and FaceTime while their patent case goes to appeal. Previously, VirnetX was awarded $625 million in the case after it convinced the jury that Apple committed patent infringement. If the judge grants the injunction, Apple will be forced to either suspend iMessage and FaceTime or find a last-minute workaround to the patented technology.

One of the patents in question involves establishing secure communications through Internet domain names. In asking for the injunction, VirnetX argued that although forcing a company to shut down two of its most popular services may seem excessive, it’s necessary because the infringement has done “irreparable harm” to VirnetX.

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13:06
News: Report: Apple’s Siri-based Amazon Echo...

A new report claims that Apple is working on a Siri-based competitor to Amazon’s Echo, but suggests that the solution will come in the form of a refreshed Apple TV set-top box, rather than the standalone speaker reported earlier this week. A source has told VentureBeat that the plan is to build on the Apple TV to “solve problems with the existing box and remote control,” noting that Apple wants the “Apple TV to be just the…

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13:00
Report: Next Apple TV might be an Amazon Echo...

It seems Apple is finally gearing up to make Siri useful. Following a report from earlier this week about Apple developing a smart Bluetooth speaker similar to the Amazon Echo, now VentureBeat is reporting that the next Apple TV could also have the E...

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13:00
The Week in iPhone Cases: Speck's CandyShell...

New summer-ready iPhone case designs

This week’s roundup of new iPhone cases introduces a sparkly version of Speck’s classic CandyShell case. Plus, catchy colors, sturdy enclosures, and tough screen shields. Read on!

Ballistic

The Tough Jacket Maxx (iPhone SE; $50 MSRP, currently on sale for $30 through Ballistic and Amazon) helps prevent damage from drops up to 7 feet high, thanks to its sturdy multi-layer construction. Designed to withstand all sorts of tough weather conditions, the case includes a replaceable screen protector, port covers to keep out dust and dirt, and reinforced corners to minimize impact from side shocks.

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12:52
New French law makes it illegal to email employees...

Interesting attitude. If I had a real job, I think I would appreciate this policy.

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12:50
Mac: Pixelmator Team Pixelmator 3.5

Pixelmator Team’s Pixelmator ($30) has become a go-to app when it comes to editing photos — it’s significantly cheaper than the 800 lb. gorilla that is Photoshop, and delivers most of the functionality that the typical user would need. Further, Pixelmator Team keeps enhancing it, and version 3.5 adds smarter selection tools and deeper integration with the OS X Photos app. The Quick Selection Tool and Magnetic Selection Tool have both been improved to make it easier to make detailed and precise selections, and a new Retouch Extension for Photos lets you take advantage of seriously advanced retouching tools without having to leave the Photos app.
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12:37
Report: Apple TV could be home for rumored Amazon...

Earlier this week a new report surfaced claiming Apple’s long-awaited Siri SDK could appear at this year’s WWDC, adding that Apple has been working on a dedicated Siri speaker similar to Amazon Echo or Google Home. Today VentureBeat reports that a source has indicated that a new version of the Apple TV actually may be Apple’s Amazon Echo and Google Home competitor.

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12:33
Updated Apple TV may form foundation of Siri-based...

While Apple is indeed said to be working on competition for Amazon's Echo voice assistant, it should come in the form of an upgraded Apple TV instead of a separate speaker-like device, a report claimed on Thursday.

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12:32
Gear: Joby GorillaPod Speaker Stand

Joby’s GorillaPod Speaker Stand ($40) is designed to hold a Bluetooth speaker, whether to elevate it for a better listening angle, or to keep it away from any kind of undesirable surface. GorillaPod has three flexible, wrappable legs with rubber feet. A platform and cinch cord rest on top of the tripod to firmly hold a small speaker. Underneath that platform is a 1/4”-20 mount, which will allow mountable speakers to attach directly to…

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12:26
Rumor: Apple’s Amazon Echo competitor will be a next...

Yesterday it was reported that Apple is working on "an Amazon Echo-like device with a speaker and microphone that people can use to turn on music, get news headlines or set a timer” that will be powered by Siri. Now VentureBeat says that such a gadget may come in the form of a refreshed Apple TV, rather than a new hardware product.

The article says that Apple has considered several options — turning the existing Apple TV into a more comprehensive assistant, making the Apple TV’s Siri Remote the key device, or even building a standalone speaker just like Echo. Ultimately, the third option was dropped, given how much money Apple has spent on the development of Apple TV, according to VentureBeat, which doesn’t list a timetable for such an...

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12:00
Apple could have trouble opening Apple Stores in...

Just last week, a report claimed that Apple had plans to open four stores in India by the end of 2017.

Not so fast, says India’s fiance ministry.

Two government officials told the Wall Street Journal that the ministry has rejected another government panel’s recommendation that Apple shouldn’t have to comply with local sourcing rules.

“We are sticking to the old policy,“ one of the officials told the WSJ. “We want local sourcing for job creation. You can’t have a situation where people view India only as a market. Let them start doing some manufacturing here.”

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11:45
Report: Apple considered buying Time Warner, owner...

Apple could’ve become the second largest media company in the world following Disney.

According to the Financial Times, a top Apple executive proposed bidding for Time Warner, the media company that owns the Warner Bros. movie studio, HBO, and CNN. Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior VP of Internet services (including iTunes), brought up the idea with Olaf Olafsson, Time Warner’s head of corporate strategy, in late 2015. However, the proposed bid never went anywhere—the discussions were so preliminary that Apple CEO Tim Cook was not involved, according to the reports.

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11:30
Hands-on with the Satechi Aluminum Mini Docking...

In the market for a small, portable, and powerful docking station for your favorite Mac? The Satechi Aluminum Mini Docking Station ($149.99) packs a surprising number of ports and capabilities into a very small package, and we're here to show you just how useful it is.

Design

Whether you need a docking station for a MacBook Air or Pro, or you just want to have some extra USB 3.0 ports for your iMac or Mac mini, the Satechi Aluminum Mini Docking Station is going to provide you with the ports you need without taking up a lot of desk space. Measuring just 4 x 4 x 2 inches (10.2 x 10.2 x 5.1 cm), the dock comes encased in aluminum in natural silver, gold or space gray finishes.

Front of Satechi Aluminum Mini Docking Station. Photo ©2016, Steven Sande

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11:22
∞ Paralysed dad walks daughter down aisle on wedding...

Someone please hand me a tissue. I think there’s something in my eye.

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11:10
FaceTime, iMessages hang in the balance after Apple...

Apple's popular iMessages as used on an iPad. (credit: Robert S. Donovan)

Patent troll VirnetX, fresh on the heels of a $626 million FaceTime and iMessages patent victory over Apple, now wants a federal judge to permanently turn off those popular features.

VirnetX on Wednesday also asked the judge presiding over the litigation to increase the damages the East Texas jury awarded in February by another $190 million or more. Apple wants a retrial, claiming that...

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10:48
iOS 10: Rumored iPhone & iPad features in the...

As we approach Apple’s WWDC 2016 developer conference scheduled for June 13-17, there are more than a few reported in-development features and fixes that are likely candidates for stage time. An Apple Music revamp, Apple Pay updates, improvements for the App Store, and new features for HomeKit, Siri, and Apple News are just a few possibilities for Apple’s event next month. Below we roundup those features and much more as we take a look at the most likely new iPhone and iPad features in the works for iOS 10:

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10:44
Rumor: leaked schematics reaffirm dual-lens camera,...

New sets of alleged "iPhone 7" and "7 Plus" schematics purportedly leaked on Thursday may support rumors the Plus will ship with a dual-lens camera and a Smart Connector, although the standard model may still have some form of camera upgrade.

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10:22
TMO Daily Observations 2016-05-26: Apple’s Siri...

It looks like Apple may be ready to jump into the home listening appliance market, just as Amazon already has with its Echo. John Martellaro and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on the rumored Siri speaker, and how it might stack up against the Echo and Google's just announced Home. John and Jeff also preview their HP Envy 34c display reviews.


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10:00
The Display You’ve Always Wanted For Your Mac: HP...

The Hewlett-Packard Z34c is a 34-inch (diagonal) VA LCD display that is attractively curved.  It has a native resolution of 3440 x 1440 and sits firmly on a sturdy, detachable metal stand. It's drop-dead gorgeous, has an anti-reflective coating, stereo speakers, has a built-in USB 3 hub and multiple video inputs. It is a glorious display to behold, and will work with any modern Mac or PC. John Martellaro fawns over this display in his in-depth review.


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09:49
Celebrity hacker Guccifer's confession gives us...

The activity of Romanian hacker Guccifer, who has admitted to compromising almost 100 email and social media accounts belonging to U.S. government officials, politicians, and other high-profile individuals, is the latest proof that humans are the weakest link in computer security.

Marcel Lehel Lazar, 44, is not a hacker in the technical sense of the word. He’s a social engineer: a clever and persistent individual with a lot of patience who a Romanian prosecutor once described as “the obsessive-compulsive type.” By his own admission, Lazar has no programming skills. He didn’t find vulnerabilities or write exploits. Instead, he’s good at investigating, finding information online and making connections.

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09:45
Virtual Assistants Such As Amazon's Echo Break...

Mark Harris, reporting for The Guardian: An investigation by the Guardian has found that despite Amazon marketing the Echo to families with young children, the device is likely to contravene the US Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), set up to regulate the collection and use of personal information from anyone younger than 13. Along with Google, Apple and others promoting voice-activated artificial intelligence systems to young children, the company could now face multimillion-dollar fines. "This is part of the initial wave of marketing to children using the internet of things," says Jeff Chester, executive director of the Center for Digital Democracy, a privacy advocacy group that helped write the law. "It is exactly why the law was enacted in the first place, to protect young people from pervasive data collection."

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09:18
Apple debuts Arabic version of Apple.com with right-...

Apple today debuted a new Arabic version of Apple.com, bringing the language to its website and online store for the first time alongside a new font right-to-left text.

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09:17
VirnetX asks court to ban FaceTime and iMessage, add...

Intensifying its patent infringement case against Apple, VirnetX has asked a Texas court to order an injunction against FaceTime, iMessage, and a VPN feature, while simultaneously asking for greater damage payments on top of $625.6 million awarded earlier this year.

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08:15
Rumor: Apple in talks with companies about charging...

Apple is looking towards a means of charging its cars, whenever they may happen to debut.

The company is rumored to be in talks with several charging station companies about their underlying technologies.

The talks are largely unsurprising given that Apple is widely believed to be researching and developing its own electric vehicle, which could enter production by 2020.

The charging firms themselves are reportedly treading carefully and limiting they information with Apple, which may wind up being a competitor in the next decade.

It is unclear whether Apple would want its own proprietary technology, such as Tesla Motors’ Supercharger network, or design a system compatible with offerings from other market players.

While the...

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08:11
Tiny HopperGo Neatly Stashes Loads of Mobile...


Dish Network continues to change the way we view recorded TV. The company made location-shifting as easy as time-shifting via its Sling technology, and its Hopper let users transfer recordings to a mobile device, which has allowed for offline viewing of content. Now the company has introduced yet another option for taking recorded content just about anywhere: the Dish HopperGO, a compact DVR hard disk drive that allows users to transfer content from a Dish Hopper 2 or Hopper 3 set-top box to the portable unit.

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08:03
New iPhone 7 schematics suggest similar dimensions,...

There are a pair of new iPhone 7 schematics circling the Internet today, depicting the 4.7 inch and 5.5 inch SKUs of Apple’s next-generation flagship phone. The 4.7 inch iPhone 7 drawing appears pretty much as expected, resembling the iPhone 6s by and large with repositioned (and larger) rear camera and redesigned antenna lines. Similar three dimensional schematics surfaced two weeks ago.

The measurements listed indicate the 7 will be a tad thicker at 7.2mm excluding the camera bump, compared to 7.1 mm for the iPhone 6s, but a 0.1mm difference is effectively nothing and effectively impossible to notice by humans. (Sadly, these schematics show that the new iPhone 7 camera will indeed protrude from the rest of the casing). The drawings reiterate the point that Apple will remove...

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07:56
Patent troll VirnetX asks court to ban FaceTime...

Infamous patent troll VirnetX has formally asked a Texas court this week to order Apple to stop providing its FaceTime and iMessage features to customers. The request follows VirnetX’s victory in court earlier this year to the tune of $625 million, which the firm wants to see increased by $190 million or more, Law360 reports:

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07:42
Pixelmator for Mac gets new Quick and Magnetic...

Pixelmator Team on Thursday updated its namesake Mac image editor with two new selection tools, and a Retouch extension for Apple's OS X Photos app.

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07:34
News: Report: Apple SVP Eddy Cue proposed bid to buy...

Apple’s SVP Eddy Cue reportedly floated the idea of Apple making a bid to buy Time Warner late last year, according to a new report from the Financial Times. Three sources who were briefed on a meeting between Cue and Olaf Olafsson — Time Warner’s Executive VP of Corporate Strategy — at the end of last year revealed that Cue broached the idea of a bid to purchase the media company, although discussions did not go beyond a very preliminary…

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07:28
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 May 26, 2016 7:28:00 AM PDT

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07:19
Adobe previews upcoming ‘content-aware crop’...

Adobe is showing off a new feature coming to the next big version of Photoshop CC called content-aware crop. In the video demo below, Adobe gives the example of cropping a photo of a child by straightening the horizon in the shot, but doing so cuts off the lifeguard sign behind the child. Content-aware crop solves this problem…

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06:53
Opinion: With Apple finally showing Siri some love,...

Last year, I wrote a Feature Request asking that Apple give third-party apps access to Siri, and generally work at beefing-up both the intelligence and the capabilities of its intelligent assistant. A couple of weeks ago, I wrote an opinion piece pointing to the fact that Viv is exactly what Siri should have been by now.

This week, a report suggests that I may finally be getting my wish. Apple is said to be not only planning to offer a Siri SDK to all developers, but also building an Amazon Echo/Google Home type box that will embed Siri more deeply in the home through integration with HomeKit. We will, says the report, find out more at WWDC.

If true, the implications could be profound –...

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06:34
Twitter to Loosen Its 140-Character Limit

Over the coming months, Twitter will be rolling out rule changes to ease the strict 140-character limit, as well as fixes for some longstanding Twitter quirks.

 

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06:25
Apple pondered Time Warner buyout in 2015 - report

Eddy Cue, Apple's head of internet software and services, raised the idea of his company buying Time Warner in talks with the media giant late last year, a report said on Thursday.

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06:15
iCloud: Restoring Bookmarks from Backup

Today's Quick Tip is about how to restore missing or deleted iCloud bookmarks using your browser. So if you find that you accidentally removed a whole bunch of stuff you need, you can easily get it all back as long as you're using Apple's storage and syncing service!


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06:00
News: Daily Deal: iOS Coding Mastery Bundle

For Thursday’s iLounge Deal, you can get the iOS Coding Mastery Bundle for only $39 — that’s 83% off the regular price. Over 104 hours of top-rated iOS development training will help you break into the booming iOS programming game, with seven courses from Bitfountain covering iOS 9 development, design, core data, layouts, Swift, and submitting to the App Store.

Get the iOS Coding Mastery Bundle now for only $39...

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04:44
Report: Apple considered buying Time Warner last...

The Financial Times is reporting that Apple considered a buyout of Time Warner late last year, with Apple executive Eddy Cue raising the idea at a meeting with Time Warner’s head of corporate strategy, Olaf Olafsson. The idea of bid was very much tentative and did not enter serious negotiations involving Tim Cook, according to the report. However, Apple is still interested in acquiring media company talent and sources indicate the company is ramping spending on original content: “several hundred million dollars a year”.

Apple has long been rumored to want to launch a skinny cable subscription service for internet television, in concert with its Apple TV set top box. At Startup Fest earlier in the week, Tim Cook said he wants...

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04:30
PV150 Power Bank provides extra juice to your iOS...

ADATA Technology’s PV150 Power Bank provides extra juice to your iPhone or iPad — and looks good doing it thanks to its leather-textured exterior. (The exterior is actually made of plastic, but sports leather textures and stitching.)

The smooth streamlined body — available in black, white, or blue — also provides some extra “grip-ability” and even feels good to the touch. It’s also small enough to slip into a small bag or purse. Of course, appearance, size, and texture would be useless if the PV150 didn’t pack some punch. It does, thanks to its 1000mAh battery, single 2A input for faster self-charging, and a 2.1A output so you can charge your gadget more quickly. 

My tests showed that the PV 150 Power Bank, when fully charged, could recharge my iPhone 6s Plus about four times before needing to be recharged itself. It took about an hour to charge my phone from near death (10% battery power) to 100%. A full charge of...

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04:29
Review: Burkley hardshell leather MacBook Air case,...

I’m not normally one for hiding Apple’s gorgeous designs away inside cases, but my 11-inch MacBook Air is used almost exclusively when I’m out and about, so it does normally live in a TwelveSouth BookBook case to keep it safe on its travels. I adore that case, so persuading me to set it aside for an alternative would not be an easy task.

But I was very taken with the leather iPhone and iPad cases I recently reviewed from NY-based Burkley, so I decided to give one of the company’s snap-on leather MacBook Air covers a try. It currently offers these for the MacBook Air only (both 11- and 13-inch) – though it does also have a non-snap-on variation for the 12-inch MacBook.

Burkley likes to mix up its leather offerings for each product, with the Antique Camel Leather I liked last time not available for the MacBook, so I tried the Special...

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04:25
Pixelmator 3.5 Canyon brings new selection tools and...

Photoshop is the gold standard of image-editing apps—and it’s priced to match, with a $10/month Creative Cloud Photography Plan the cheapest way to buy it. On the other end of the price spectrum, Preview comes free with OS X and lets you do ultra-basic edits like cropping and simple color adjustments, and Photos is an image organizer that has some good editing capabiltiies too. In the middle—right in the sweet spot, I’d argue—is Pixelmator, a $30 standalone app from Pixelmator Team that was just updated to version 3.5.

Pixelmator 3.5 Canyon (available in the Mac App Store) is a major update to the image editor, and it’s aimed at making the app even easier to use. It’s got a new Quick Selection tool that attempts to recognize what you’re trying to select, and a new Magnetic Selection Tool that goes even further by snapping to the edges of an object in your image.

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04:05
Pixelmator for Mac update adds Magnetic Selection,...

The team behind Pixelmator has today released yet another free update to its Mac photo editor, Pixelmator version 3.5 ($29.99 in the Mac App Store). Alongside the usual round of performance improvements and bug fixes, the app includes a few handy new end-user features. There’s a smarter Auto Selection tool and a brand new Magnetic Selection tool to accurately and quickly cutout objects from a scene in a photograph. There’s also a brand new Retouch extension for the native OS X Photos app, integrating refined brush-style edits into iCloud Photo Library. Video demo after the break …

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