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Thursday October 8

The state of Apple Pay

Fantastic writeup by Graham Spencer, writing for, on the progress and sticking points of global adoption of Apple Pay.

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Burner adds IFTTT-like recipes for your throwaway...

Burner is an incredibly useful app that lets you create and share phone numbers when you don’t want people to have your direct line. Now the app is making those burner accounts work for you in ways that go beyond messaging and phone calls by integrating with third-party apps, starting with Slack, Dropbox, Evernote, and Soundcloud.

The integrations, or Burner Connections, let you set up phone numbers to automatically save photos and voicemails to Dropbox, forward messages to a Slack channel, respond to messages with an Evernote SMS bot, and automatically post voicemails to a Soundcloud account. Burner says this is just the beginning: There are more app integrations to come.

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Bowers & Wilkins debuts new Zeppelin Wireless...

Bowers & Wilkins on Thursday launched the Zeppelin Wireless, marking the now comparatively rare addition of another AirPlay device to the speaker market.

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Be sure to click on all the sounds

This is actually a fascinating article and definitely worth the read. But at the very least, take a few minutes and click on all the little speaker icons embedded in the article.

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News: Apple TV, iPad Pro to be sold online in late...

Apple will begin selling both the Apple TV and iPad Pro online in “late October” according to a new report from 9to5Mac. Citing reliable sources, the report notes that both devices are not scheduled to arrive in Apple retail stores until early November, but that they would be available online in late October. It’s unclear whether this would be for online preorders or whether the units will actually ship before the end of October,…

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∞ Thoughts on picking an iOS ad blocker

I’ve been maintaining a list of Safari ad blockers (the list is up to 25 now). As a natural consequence, people have been asking me to recommend an ad blocker, or at least tell them what I use.

Given that I’ve not done an extensive study of ad blockers, rather pick one over the other, I thought I’d share my thoughts on a path to consider when picking one for yourself. Read on…

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Adobe Sets Lightroom for iPhone, iPad Free from...

Lightroom for the iPhone and iPad is a pretty powerful image editing app, but has always required a Creative Cloud subscription, and that you use the Mac version of the app, too. As of Thursday that changed because Adobe turned Lightroom for iOS into a truly stand-alone app that doesn't even require a Creative Cloud subscription.

The Mac Observer Spin: Adobe wants to own the creative tablet market, and taking away the Creative Cloud requirement for Lightroom is another example of that. Adobe was also a part of Apple's iPad Pro unveiling, has other creative apps for the iPhone and iPad, and sells its Ink and Slide stylus for the iPad. Adobe is playing for keeps.

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Watch Adobe’s Monument Mode erase tourists from...

This technology looks like it has incredible promise. In a nutshell, it will erase all moving objects (like annoying tourists) from the frame when you take a picture. Watch the video to see it in action.

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Magic Trackpad 2, Magic Mouse 2 & Magic Keyboard...

Configuration files in Apple's latest beta of OS X 10.11.1 reveal a trio of new hardware updates likely to arrive soon: a new Magic Trackpad 2 and Magic Mouse 2, plus a Magic Keyboard.

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Bring on Apple Web TV! 10% of U.S. broadband...

Whenever Apple does have its streaming TV service (which I've dubbed Apple Web TV) ready to launch, it won't be too soon. New data from Parks Associates finds that ten percent of U.S. broadband households are "cord cutters," with one-fourth of them having canceled their pay-TV service in the past 12 months and instead using online video sources. 

What's more, seven percent of U.S. broadband households are recent "cord shavers," those who have downgraded their pay-TV service within the past 12 months and use online video sources. "Cord nevers," consumers who have never subscribed to a pay-TV service but do use online video sources, represent three percent of broadband households.

The Wall Street Times  says that Apple is in talks with programmers to offer a slimmed-down bundle of TV networks that will be...

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WiFi Explorer is a must for every Mac owner's...

Your Mac or iOS device isn’t going to do much of anything if its network connection is slow. If that connection is over WiFi and it isn’t working exactly the way you want it to, it’s time to troubleshoot your setup. WiFi Explorer (US$14.99) is a powerful Mac tool that can get your WiFi network operating at peak efficiency.

The app is compatible with all versions of OS X from 10.7 (Lion) to 10.11 (El Capitan), and uses a large and continuously updated vendor information database to identify WiFi routers in the near vicinity. As a default, WiFi Explorer displays a grid showing (for all nearby routers) network names, BSSIDs (the MAC address of the router), the device vendor (Apple, Linksys, etc…), signal strength, channel(s) being used, channel width, the band the router is on (2.4 or 5 GHz), and the modes in which it operates (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac). A large number of other network attributes can be...

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Adobe makes Lightroom iOS apps completely free,...

The Lightroom photo workflow apps for iPhone and iPad are now completely free to use, ditching a former requirement to sign up for a Creative Cloud subscription or own the desktop software.

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Harry Potter Comes to Apple’s iBook Store with...

If you've ever thought the Harry Potter series was great, but still needed a little something more, Apple has you covered with the new digital editions of the books. Apple is calling the just released digital books "enhanced" thanks to their new artwork, interactive animations, and new annotations written by series author J.K. Rowling.

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Google Spearheads Effort to Hook Mobile Web on Speed

Google on Wednesday announced Accelerated Mobile Pages, or AMP, an open source initiative to speed up mobile Web page loading. The aim is to have Web pages with rich content -- such as video, animations and graphics -- work alongside smart ads and load instantly, with one code working across multiple platforms and devices. The project will use AMP HTML, an open framework based on existing Web technologies, which lets developers build lightweight Web pages. That raises the question of whether lightweight Web pages will lack rich content.

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Look for iPhones and iPads with inductive charging...

It's just a matter of time before Apple brings inductive charging to the iPhone and iPad as it has with the Apple Watch. The company has filed for a patent (number 20150288193) with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office for "inductive power transfer using acoustic or haptic devices."

Inductive charging (also known as "wireless charging") uses an electromagnetic field to transfer energy between two objects. This is usually done with a charging device such as the Apple Watch charging cable. Energy is sent through an inductive coupling to an electrical device, which can then use that energy to charge batteries or run the device.

The magnetic charging cable that comes with the Apple Watch combines Apple's MagSafe technology with inductive charging. It’s a completely sealed system free of exposed contacts. 

You can expect to see the same thing available for iPhones and iPads soon. Apple has lots of patents with ideas that never...

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Enhanced editions of Harry Potter books come to the...

All seven books in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series have magically appeared exclusively on the iBooks Store. Well, okay, maybe not magically, but they are available for you to ready on your Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. 

Customers can download individual books featuring full original text, interactive animations and elaborate artwork. Harry Potter fans will also find annotations throughout their literary journey, written by the author herself. 

Before now, the Harry Potter digital books have only been available for readers to purchase through the Pottermore Shop. Starting today, iBooks users can experience the books with all new exclusive custom covers for each title, and typography including the custom Harry Potter typefaces and new section headers and drop caps.

The iBooks Store is available in 52 countries and offers dozens of categories including cookbooks, history books, biographies, picture books and children’s...

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Let's have a Mac keyboard/mouse/touchpad with...

One of the iPhone 5's groundbreaking features was the Touch ID fingerprint sensor, which helps eliminate the need for passwords. The iPhone 6s/6s Plus upped the ante with the 3D Touch feature. So when will the Touch ID/3D Touch sensor make it to the Mac's keyboard/mouse/touchpad?

Touch ID offers a way to securely unlock your iPhone with the touch of a finger. Built into the home button, it uses a laser cut sapphire crystal, together with the capacitive touch sensor, to take a high-resolution image of your fingerprint and intelligently analyze it to provide accurate readings from any angle.

The Touch ID sensor recognizes the touch of a finger so the sensor is only activated when needed, preserving battery life on the iPhone. Touch ID can also be used as a secure way to approve purchases from the iTunes Store, App Store or iBookstore.

Imagine being able to do this on your Mac with a keyboard, mouse or touchpad built with a...

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Overflow helps you organize, free up the Mac OS X...

Sure, you can place the Applications folder in the Dock, but it's easier to use Overflow (US$14.95) from Stunt Software because, with it, you view only what you want, not everything in the Applications folder. 

The Mac app (for OS X 10.5 and later) offers a nicely arranged palette that can be resized. In Overflow -- now up to version 2.5.9 -- categories allow the software to hold as many items as you want. The full keyboard control, including a hot key to bring up the main window, adds the ability to use the application entirely without the mouse. A dock menu gives access to any items stored in Overflow directly from the dock.

Items can be added to the Overflow palette by either adding via the editing function, or dragging and dropping to the Overflow icon on the Dock or to the palette. To use the program, you simply click on its Dock icon, and click on the app, doc or folder...

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Apple published a new Press Release
How to mute video ads in El Capitan's Safari

Don't you hate it when you have several open browser tabs in Safari and one of 'em is blasting you with unwanted music or an ad? You can eliminate the problem with Safari in Mac OS X El Capitan. 

You can mute music/noise without knowing which tab it's coming from — and right from the Smart Search field in the web browser. If you’re listening to audio in one tab and another website starts to play, you can mute the one you don’t want to hear. And if you want total silence, you can mute all audio from your browser, too.

To hush audio, find the audio icon in the smart search bar. Click it, and you'll see an option to mute the offending tab. Click it again to start the audio.

To disable the sound for all other tabs while still listening to one, you should:

  • Click and hold the sound icon on the tab you want to hear.
  • A menu...
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Learning to love the iPad Air 2

I was an iPad mini lover from the first. I bought the original model just so I could try it out, figuring I’d hand it down to a family member or sell it, and ended up adopting it as my own personal iPad. When the iPad mini 2 came out, I rushed to get one and adopted it as my own personal Retina iPad. 

But a funny thing happened: This summer I bought a refurbished iPad Air 2 in order to try out Split View multitasking, a special feature of iOS 9 that no other iPad supported at the time. (The new...

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Dez Bryant signs and symptoms 5-12 months, $70...

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Ravens vs. Patriots, 2015 NFL playoffs: Betting...

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Wednesday October 7

ACM 327: Competing with Google Now, Apple’s Other...

Google Now is taking another leap forward, and that has Jeff and Bryan questioning how Siri's Proactive can catch up. They also look at how artists are reacting to the iPad Pro, what's up with the second new campus Apple is working on, and how they're using the iPhone 6s.

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Jony Ive remembers Steve Jobs' 'simple...

Adding his voice to recent remembrances of late Apple cofounder Steve Jobs, company CDO Jony Ive told attendees of the Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit that his memory of Jobs has been distilled over the four years since his death.

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Apple’s Jony Ive talks memories of Steve Jobs at...

As expected, Apple’s Chief Design Officer Jony Ive today took the stage at Vanity Fair’s New Establishment Summit at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. Ive shared the stage with famed director, writer, and producer J.J. Abrams. During his time on stage, the Apple executive spent a decent amount of time discussing the life of the late Steve Jobs, who passed away four years ago this week.

Regarding the time when Jobs passed away, Ive remarked that he “was faced with this wall of grief.” Perhaps as a slight jab at recent films that have portrayed Jobs in a negative light, Ive also...

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Retuning Rdio: Why I Dropped Apple Music

After the three-month trial of Apple Music, Adam Engst has returned to Rdio, where collecting and playing music doesn’t require constant interaction or navigating through the insanely bad iTunes interface. Here’s why.


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Unauthorized drone flights could cost company $2...

Something has to be done with drones. I’m sure that most people use common sense when operating a drone, but there are those that fly too close to airports, interfere with fire fighting efforts, and generally make a nuisance of themselves.

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Microsoft’s retail stores flounder

Nearly six years have passed since Microsoft began opening retail outlets patterned after Apple’s blockbuster retail locations. However, the now 116 Microsoft Stores are still a pale imitation to Apple’s own retail network of 460 locations, often featuring more employees than customers as the firm’s products have failed to excite and attract buyers.

This was a sad attempt to copy Apple’s success and it didn’t work. Microsoft under Ballmer tried to copy Apple in a number of ways and they all failed miserably.

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AWT News Update: October 7, 2015

Today's news sounds more like Apple is a media company than a consumer electronics firm:

  • Amazon is rumored to be in discussions to bring a competing live TV streaming service to its world, similar to the service that will be available for the 4th-generation Apple TV
  • ABC News shows video of a "kinder, gentler" Steve Jobs prior to this Friday's limited distribution kickoff of "Steve Jobs"
  • The movie's director thinks Apple and other tech companies are scary
  • Synology is known for making network-attached storage, but they've just announced two new watchOS apps.

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Hi, I’m Steve Sande from Apple World Today, and this is the AWT News Update for October 7, 2015.

The battle between Amazon and Apple seems to be heating...

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Adobe teases 12 future features for its apps...

At its 2015 MAX program, Adobe showed off 12 new projects that are part of its “Sneaks” program. Essentially, Sneaks are ideas and features that the company is working on behind the scenes that could eventually make their way into Creative Cloud products. Adobe notes that the deciding factor in whether or not these features make it into products is whether or not users “make some noise” for these previews…

First off is a new feature called Monument Mode. This feature uses a new algorithm to distinguish moving objects from fixed ones and allows the user to click on the moving objects to...

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Notable apps and app updates for October 7, 2015

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 for iOS and Mac OS X:

iOS Apps/Updates

Starpolygon has launched Geometry Bounce 1.0.0. It's a free, mini golf-inspired and challenging puzzle/arcade game where you shoot a ball that ricochets around geometrical objects to hit the target. You need to shoot with perfect speed and direction to be able to able to finish a level while the objects are moving, rotating and other twists. 

SaltyCrackers has released Daygram 1.3.1, an update to their diary. The US$0.99 app gives you a way to write down everything you are feeling, every day with an intuitive...

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Pay What You Want for the WordPress Wizard Bundle

We have a great training bundle for you today called WordPress Wizard Bundle, and you get to pay what you want for it. Here's how it works. Pay anything, even a penny, and get two courses. If you beat the average price paid to date, you get all twelve courses in the bundle. That average price is only $9.86 as of this writing. If you make the Top 10 leaderboard at any time during this deal you'll get five entries into the MacBook Air giveaway we're doing with Stack Social. And if that's not enough, 10 percent of whatever you pay goes to Project HOPE. Check out the details on the deal listing.

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App for Rating People Draws Withering Scorn

Canadian businesswoman Julia Cordray's plan to launch Peeple, a Yelp-like app that would let people post reviews about other people, has drawn fierce criticism in the tech press and the blogosphere, including a petition against the app's launch and a Twitter campaign to boycott it. "It's a legal and ethical minefield," said Alan Pelz-Sharpe, a research director at 451 Research. "Critiquing views, opinions, products and services is one thing; critiquing a person is quite another."

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Apple tops U.S. companies 'exploiting'...

Apple sits atop the list of U.S. companies that are taking advantage of global tax havens, according to the Center for Tax Justice's analysis of SEC filings. 

U.S. multinationals in the Fortune 500 doubled the assets they hold in foreign subsidiaries between 2008 and 2014, taking advantage of loopholes in U.S. and foreign laws to keep $2.1 trillion out of sight of tax authorities, the report says.  As for Apple, it held $70 billion more held offshore in 2014 than in 2013, the Center for Tax Justice says. 

"Apple has booked $181.1 billion offshore — more than any other company," says the report. "It would owe $59.2 billion in U.S. taxes if these profits were not officially held offshore for tax purposes. A 2013 Senate investigation found that Apple has structured two Irish subsidiaries to be tax residents of neither the United States, where they are managed and controlled, nor Ireland, where they are incorporated. This arrangement ensures that they pay no tax to ...

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Insights from Liam Casey

Om Malik had a fascinating conversation with Liam Casey, the founder of PCH International. Om says that “Liam’s insights would be useful for a lot of founders,” and I agree.

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Wearable ring sports tiny trackpad

When worn on your finger the ring connects to your smartphone via Bluetooth and offers gesture controls of apps.

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Amplified: Dynamic Fulcrum Hinge

Jim and Dan talk about the Microsoft event as it relates to Microsoft’s goal of one OS on every device and computer. They also discuss Dan’s new iPad Air 2 and how he’s using it for code, Jim’s copycat rage, and more.

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Review: Trident Case Aegis Pro Case for iPhone 6/6s

Trident Case's Aegis Pro Case ($35) is a two-piece hard plastic case for iPhone 6s. Aegis Pro includes button coverage and, interestingly, built-in rubber covers for the headphone and Lightning ports. A lanyard loop is also included on the side of the case, though no lanyard comes with the case. A stick-on screen protector is also included. We don't see too many straightforward plastic cases these days, so the look and feel is a bit different compared to the many TPU options out there (Aegis Pro only has a very thin TPU layer inside its shell). But the case doesn't feel flimsy. Aegis Pro comes in blue, black, or pink.{/exp:char_limit}

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Rene Ritchie reviews the iPhone 6s Plus

Solid review from Rene.

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Happy Hour Podcast 035 | iPhone 6s and 6s Plus...

Apple’s plans to release a new 21.5 4K iMac have been revealed and Microsoft has launched its attack against the iPad Pro and MacBook Pro. Along with that we get into our thoughts about Apple’s iPhone 6s and 6s Plus in somewhat of a review discussion after using the devices for almost a couple of weeks. Big thanks to Bushel for sponsoring this week’s episode. To find out what awesome cloud-based mobile device management can do for you, check out

New episodes of Happy Hour are available every Wednesday. As mentioned, you can download this podcast...

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The Week in iOS Accessories: Kensington devices...

Versatility rules

This week’s roundup of accessories includes two new devices from Kensington that prize versatility above nearly all as chief virtues. Read on!


The $20 Slim Cable features a reversible USB connector that ensures you’re getting plugged in the first time, every time. It’s attached to a 6.6-foot long cord with a Lightning connector at the other end, for freedom and flexibility in charging and syncing.

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Philips Smart Hub Embraces Siri, HomeKit

Philips on Monday unveiled Hue Bridge 2.0., which integrates the company's smart home products and iOS's HomeKit, giving users the ability to dictate to smart things from a Siri-enabled smartphone. Replacing its round predecessor, the square Hue Bridge 2.0 is compatible with Philips' legacy smart lights and controls. It's a mutually beneficial relationship: HomeKit can reach Hue lamps and lights, while homes already kitted out with Philips' smart lighting gain the ability to automate their Internet of Things devices via iOS.

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Beats Pill speaker gets an Apple-flavored redesign


The first Pill has sold more than a million units since its debut in 2012. Though it’s a hit, it’s gotten long in the tooth and the audio quality is really poor. That makes the Pill the perfect thing to tear down and rebuild. (Also, Bluetooth speakers are way easier than headphones.)

The result, the Beats Pill+, sounds much better, looks much better, and is a far more enticing product than its predecessor. It’s more than just a new piece of mobile candy. It’s an opportunity for Apple to show the extent to which it can shape the design of hardware coming out of its subsidiary.

We won’t know for sure until reviewers get units in hand for testing but the early comments from the Beats demo sound promising. I don’t read anything that makes me want to give up my Libratone Zipp speaker though.


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Canonical Plays With Internet of Toys Idea

Canonical last week announced plans to launch the Internet of Toys, an open source initiative calling on toy makers, hackers, Internet of Things fans and innovators to build the next generation of Web-accessing toys. Participants will build the next generation of toys around open source tools such as Cylon JS, Gobot, Snappy Ubuntu Core, Snapcraft, ROS and Erle-Spider. "The idea is that any toy, for kids and not-so-kids, can be app-enabled and have an app store and, potentially, peripherals," said Maarten Ectors, a vice president at Canonical.

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Podcast 477: Hello iPhone, good-bye Watch

Susie just got back from vacation, with tired arms and a rose gold iPhone 6s. Glenn sold his Apple Watch and is in the process of upgrading his iPhone the old fashioned way—by selling it and buying a new one for full price. Buying iPhones got more confusing this time around than ever, and we can't help talking about it, even in advance of Dan Frakes's visit planned for next time.

Obviously, that's not all we talked about: Microsoft dropped the ball right off the top of El Capitan, and Amazon got tough on which streaming box will be sold in its online superstore. (No spoilers! Ha.) Plus, if ad blockers charge you to block ads, and advertisers to remain unblocked, isn't everyone losing but the ad blocker?

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Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac supports El Capitan,...

Parallels says both Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac and Parallels Mac Management for Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) fully support OS X El Capitan. 

Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac (build 11.0.2) supports El Capitan as both a host and guest, as well as Windows 10 and other operating systems as a guest. In Coherence mode, Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac lets you run OS X El Capitan's Split View feature – the ability to display two different apps on one screen.

In addition, Microsoft’s intelligent personal assistant Cortana can be used on a Mac with both OS X and Windows 10 apps. This is the first time that Parallels Desktop has ever made both Windows and Mac features available across both OS platforms. 

Jack Zubarev, Parallels' president, says that in Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac:

  • Windows 8 and...
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∞ Steve Jobs: “Marketing is about Values”

ideaMachine Studio:

We stumbled upon the Steve Jobs “Think Different” marketing campaign speech in light of the new movie release this weekend. As animators, we were really struck when he paused for a good while before he said “… marketing… is about values.” We could see in his body that this thought weighed on him. And, in fact, that thought would determine the direction of Apple for the next two decades.

For Jobs, Apple was not about “making boxes for people to get their jobs done.” He and his executive team needed to be about something more. They needed to think beyond the equipment… beyond the dollars, toward something more. They needed to live in service to a higher calling. It’s hard to hear this speech without being moved. Not just because we are hearing a speech from a dead man, but because we know what Steve Jobs is saying is true. Our studio was challenged by this very real moment. Were we just clocking in and clocking out? Were we living from dollar to...

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TMO Daily Observations 2015-10-07: AT&T Wi-Fi...

AT&T is finally turning on Wi-Fi calling now that the FCC waiver the company needs is in place. Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to look at Wi-Fi calling, why AT&T hasn't offered it before now, and how the change impacts iPhone owners. They also look at the state of high definition television, Apple TV, and Vidity.

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“Moments” is Twitter’s latest attempt to make its...


Twitter’s strength has always been hosting conversations around live events, but it’s not always easy to find them. Doing so often requires some savvy, juggling multiple tabs within Twitter’s app—not to mention knowing the right hashtags and accounts to follow.

Moments is designed to untangle some of these complexities by relying on curation to surface such conversations. Both Twitter’s staff and its partners—including NASA, Major League Baseball, the Washington Post, the New York Times, and BuzzFeed—will package tweets into collections, which will show up under a new tab called Moments.

I don’t know if I’d describe “Twitter’s strength” in that way but anything Twitter can do to make the service “less confusing” to new users is good for the company and will help keep the investor wolves from their door. Personally, I don’t find Twitter all that confusing but then again, I’ve been using it from the beginning. Am I wrong? Is Twitter confusing for new...

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Apple and Beats release the Pill+ speaker

Apple and Beats have released the Pill+, the first speaker made since the latter was bought by the former. Apple purchased Beats last year for US$3 billion.

The Beats Pill+ costs $230, comes in either black or white, and will be available at and authorized Beats retailers next month. The Beats Pill+ is slightly larger than the original Beats Pill speaker and boasts a stereo active 2-way crossover system. Tweeter and woofer separation uses the same acoustic mechanics found in professional recording studios around the world.

The folks at Beats claim the Pill+ speaker has a 12-hour battery life. The Lightning cable and power supply purportedly provide a full charge in three hours

Additionally, Beats has announced the Beats Pill+ app for iOS or Android devices . Available for the iPhone and iPad for free at the Apple App Store, it allows you to manage your speaker with your fingertips. Using the...

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Disney animators test out iPad Pro, comment on “...

This is pretty interesting.

Apple apparently allowed Pixar’s staff to play around with the upcoming iPad Pro and the Apple Pencil. A week later, Apple let Disney’s Feature Animation studio take a crack at it.

The animators commented that the device’s screen surface has “tooth,” or textured roughness, to augment drawing feel.

Using iPad Pro’s 12.9-inch workspace, in conjunction with the pressure and position sensing Apple Pencil, animators like Paul Felix recreated classic Disney characters like Mickey Mouse and Olaf from “Frozen.” It is unclear if the screen design is part of the shipping product, as Apple has not officially discussed the reported tweak....

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Beddit Sleep Tracker adds an Apple Watch app

When it comes to wellness, one aspect that is often overlooked is the quality and quantity of sleep that a person gets. There are a number of activity trackers that aim to quantify how well you're sleeping by figuring out how many times you toss and turn during the night, but they're only looking at external factors. The Beddit Sleep Tracker Smart (US$149) goes much further than those activity trackers by actually monitoring cardiac contraction forces through ballistocardiography. This detects individual heartbeats of one or two sleepers, as well as breathing rhythm and any respiratory issues a sleeper might be having. The results are displayed on an iPhone app, and now the device has a companion Apple Watch app.

The Beddit sensor is actually a thin band that is placed under the sheets on a bed, so there is no need to wear a device to bed. The Sleep Monitor Smart uses Bluetooth Smart to communicate your nightly readings to...

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All the products from Microsoft’s event

Here is what Microsoft announced at its event. I still don’t buy into the one OS for all products.

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Rumor: Apple to debut 4K iMac in mid-October, will...

Current rumors are pointing towards new iMacs and the unicorn of current technology, the iPad Pro, over the next week and next month.

Recent reports indicate that Apple will be introducing an updated 2015 iMac next week. The models could arrive in the stores as early as October 13th, albeit supplies may be somewhat limited until production ramps up in November.

The 21.5-inch iMac will have a resolution of 4096 x 2304. Code discovered in OS X El Capitan has pointed towards Broadwell chips with Intel Iris Pro Graphics 6200 and AMD Radeon M380 – M395X discrete graphics for the new iMacs.

The current rumors suggest that the new 21.5-inch...

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Macphun Creative Kit 2016: Pre-order now for big...

One of our regular sponsors has been Macphun, the developer of a wide array of great Mac apps for photography. On October 15, Macphun will unveil Creative Kit 2016, a powerful collection of six Mac apps to make your photos look great. What's new in Creative Kit 2016?

  • New software: They've added FX Photo Studio Pro, with over 200 filters, frames, brushes and controls. That's in addition to Noiseless Pro, Snapheal Pro, Focus Pro, Tonality Pro and Intensify Pro.
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Twelve South’s new BookArc for MacBook sports...

Twelve South’s family of BookArc stands for MacBooks are perhaps its best-known products, having debuted alongside the company back in 2009. Today, BookArc received a substantial redesign in the form of BookArc for MacBook ($50), which now is sized to properly support every current-generation MacBook, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro from 11.6″ to 15″. Interchangeable silicone inserts promise that the new BookArc “will be the perfect home for your current (and future) MacBook for years to come.”

The new BookArc is made from bead-blasted silver aluminum that matches the looks of most MacBooks, with a polished chamfered edge mimicking the design cue Apple introduced in iPhones, iPads,...

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Meet Beats Pill+, the first Beats speaker made under...

Apple’s influence on Beats hasn’t been seen in the audio company’s products since last summer’s acquisition, until now. Beats is getting ready to release a brand new Bluetooth speaker that has Apple written all over it (metaphorically, of course—the signature Beats logo still speaks loud and clear).

The Beats Pill+ is the first speaker produced under Apple, and it shows, according to The Verge. The $229 speaker still looks like a pill, but it comes in a simplified black or white, topped with four buttons and compatible with Apple’s Lightning chargers. The Verge notes that the Pill+ has a 12-hour battery life and will ship alongside a Pill+ app for iOS and Android that will let people sync their devices to the speaker or link one Pill+ to another.


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Read This Before You Install El Capitan

Don't install El Capitan until you read the 2015 rendition of Dr. Mac's warning for upgraders... Only in Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves #144.

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Microsoft debuts Surface Book hybrid, could give the...

Microsoft has come a long way with its Surface tablet.

The Surface Book, which debuted earlier this week, is built more like a traditional notebook and a recent New York press event showed the unit appearing like a variant of the classic 13-inch white MacBook made of metal, not polycarbonate plastic.

The hinge is unique in that it’s based around a “dynamic fulcrum” design that moves smoothly without much effort.

The Surface Book features a glass touchpad with multitouch as well as backlit keys that are quiet and comfortable.

The big surprise here is that the screen pops off, making this a notebook-first hybrid, rather than...

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News: Report: Barclays to launch Apple Pay support...

U.K. bank Barclays plans to launch support for Apple Pay early next year, according to a customer’s blog post. Mike Jobson wrote Barclays CEO Ashok Vaswani asking when Barclays would make the digital payment method available and he claims to have gotten a response from Vaswani saying, “We have signed up for ApplePay [sic] and will launch it very early in the New Year.” Barclays was the last major holdout during Apple’s negotiations…

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Now there’s a Fantastical Apple Watch complication

I’ve been waiting for this one: A Fantastic complication for my Apple Watch. And a bunch of other new stuff, to boot.

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QuickPark: A remedy for parking tickets, available...

Regardless of what I said about Shazam on the Apple Watch, there may not be a "killer app" for the wearable platform yet. But if you take Shazam, some of the health apps, fun apps like Swarm for Watch and the new QuickPark for iPhone and Apple Watch (free) and lump 'em all together, you have a bunch of apps that make the "need" for an Apple Watch very compelling. 

QuickPark does two things very well: it remembers where you parked your car and it reminds you of when your parking meter (if you're parked at one) is expiring. Between those two functions, you should keep yourself from walking around in circles trying to remember where the heck the car is and getting parking tickets when you show up at the car just after the meter attendant slips a ticket onto your...

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How to Enable Wi-Fi Calling on Your iPhone

Now that AT&T says it can flip the switch and give iPhone owners Wi-Fi calling, we need to turn it on in our phones. That's easy to do, and assuming AT&T has enabled Wi-Fi calling in your area, lets you use broadband Wi-Fi connections whenever you have a weak cell signal. Read on to see how to turn it on.

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Aaron Sorkin and Danny Boyle on the controversy over...

Caitlin McGarry, writing for MacWorld, pulled together this interview with the director and creator of the new Steve Jobs film. Lots of controversy around this movie.

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AT&T gets a Green Light to Enable Wi-Fi Calling

AT&T customers who still rely on a MicroCell for reliable iPhone connections on calls (like me) are a step closer to getting Wi-Fi calling support. The FCC approved AT&T's waiver request, which means the carrier can start rolling out the feature nation-wide.

The Mac Observer Spin: The days of needing an AT&T MicroCell look like they're coming to an end. It's kind of funny that AT&T is using its own FCC waiver approval for Wi-Fi calling to slam T-Mobile and Sprint for failing to apply for theirs.

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News: Apple reveals Beats Pill+ speaker

Months after recalling the Beats Pill XL over battery overheating concerns, Beats has revealed the Beats Pill+ ($230), the company’s first speaker offering since it was bought by Apple last year. Not yet available for purchase, the Pill+ features four front-facing speakers, with Beats claiming users will be able to sync up playback with a second speaker using its dedicated app. The new speaker has a Lightning port for charging, boasts a 12-hour…

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What’s worse than paid app updates?

Dan Edwards, writing for Medium:

Recently Tweetbot 4 was released as a cross-platform update that’ll work on iPad & iPhone. Right now (at 50% off), it’s a $4.99/£3.99 app. Regardless of whether you bought the old Tweetbot recently, or at all.

Some people were pretty angry about this

This is inside out thinking. Read on for more.

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News: Antitrust monitor: Apple is ‘its own worst...

In his final report to a U.S. district judge, antitrust monitor Michael Bromwich said Apple has made progress, but persistently raised objections to requests for information, Reuters reports. Bromwich acknowledges that the company has created new antitrust procedures, implemented training programs and improved engagement among executives, but said Apple’s combative stance cast an “unnecessary shadow over meaningful progress,” at…

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Beats Pill+ is its first new Bluetooth speaker since...

Beats on Wednesday announced the Pill+, a new mid-sized $230 Bluetooth speaker, marking the first portable speaker accessory released under the ownership of Apple.

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News: Daily Deal: First Generation Lytro 16GB Camera

In today’s iLounge Deal we’re offering up the First Generation Lytro 16GB Camera for only $79.99 – almost 60% off the regular price. The first consumer camera to capture the entire light field, Lytro lets you take “living pictures” that you can adjust afterward, due to its cutting-edge technology that not only captures the position of light rays, but also their direction. This allows you to capture images that you can later…

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How to Turn Off Nightstand Mode in Apple watchOS 2

Nightstand Mode is a cool new feature in watchOS 2 that puts a nice fat digital clock on your Apple Watch when it's being charged. It's tasty, but some folks might not want their Apple Watch's display on all night. Turning it off is simple, but only if you know where to look. Bryan Chaffin explains.

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El Capitan: Seeing “Find My Friends” on Your Mac

Today's Quick Tip is all about getting your Find My Friends info to show up on your Mac within Notification Center, which is a neat new ability under El Capitan. So if you're accustomed to using that app to see the locations of your chosen friends, then this article's for you!

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HoloLens' mixed reality is gaming on steroids

That's Microsoft's vision, but we won't know what the platform can really do until developers get their hands on it in early 2016.

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DDoS Attacks Create Smokescreens for Larceny

Distributed denial of service attacks have evolved from protest tool to criminal weapon.
More than one in three DDoS attacks are used to plant malware or a virus on company systems, and 40 percent of them result in data theft, according to NeuStar's semiannual DDoS attack and protection report released last week. "Until two years ago, DDoS attacks were really seen as just a disruption and annoyance tool," said NeuStar Senior Security Manager Joe Loveless. "There's more purpose behind the attacks now than simply to be disruptive."

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C'mon, Apple, update iMovie for El Capitan (and...

Apple has released an update of iMovie for iOS devices that can edit 4K video, which the new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus can record. However, iMovie for OS X El Capitan hasn't received a similar upgrade. Also, what's (not) up with all of Apple's iWork apps?

Sure, it's nice to be able to edit 4K videos on the iPhone and iPad. Still, I suspect more folks do their video editing on the Mac. Perhaps Apple hopes those who wish to edit 4K video in Mac OS X will spring for the US$299.99 Final Cut Pro X app; however, feature parity between the iOS and OS X movies of iMovie would be extremely useful. 

As for the iWork apps (Pages, Keynote, and Numbers), they need an upgrade. As Dan Moren pointed out in a Macworld editorial, none of the iOS...

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How to find more with Spotlight search in El Capitan

Apple's search tool, Spotlight, is even smarter in Mac OS X El Capitan. You can now use Spotlight to check stock prices, weather conditions and forecasts, sports scores, schedules and standings, and even info on an athlete information. 

You can also search with Spotlight to find a file using natural language. Simply type "email from Steve Sande in September," "Word docs I worked on yesterday," "photos I took last month," etc., and Spotlight helps track down those items.

You can use Spotlight to find out the local weather — or the weather conditions in another city. Type in "Weather in [location]." For instance, if I want to find the weather in my location, I'd type in Weather in Nashville, TN."

You can find online videos. Type in "[name of] video" in Spotlight.

You can find information on your favorite sports teams with searches for "(team name) score," "(team name) schedule,"...

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If Apple didn’t hold $181B overseas, it would owe $...

(credit: 401(K) 2012)

More than any other American company, Apple holds $181.1 billion in offshore accounts, according to a Tuesday report released by Citizens for Tax Justice, an advocacy group.

Other major American tech firms—including Cisco, Google, Hewlett-Packard, and Oracle—are among the largest companies that are using legal but questionable tax tricks to keep money overseas and effectively pay little to no American federal corporate taxes.

Citizens for Tax Justice concluded: "Multinational corporations’ use of tax havens allows them to avoid an estimated $90 billion in federal income taxes each year."


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Mementum an easy-to-use voice recorder for Mac OS

If you need to record and edit voice memos on your Mac, there's no easier tool for doing so than Mementum (US$4.99) from AllGoritm. It lets you record vocal memos, then sort your recordings by categories. You can also write accompanying text notes. With version 1.1 it adds new keyboard shortcuts and interface improvements.

The latest version also sports a global hotkey, double operating mode. Plus, it offers remind preset controls for "time snooze."

Voice reminders -- or any other sounds -- can be recorded via your Mac's mic as a new reminder (just make sure you have the correct Sound Input source selected in Mac OS X's Systems Preferences app). Click the Record button or use the global hotkey (Cmd+Shift+M) and Mementum will immediately start recording. 

Click the Record button when you're done -- or press, again, Press Cmd+Shift+M --...

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Tweetbot 2.1

Brings the Activity View over from Tweetbot for iOS. ($9.99 new, free update, 11.8 MB)


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UK pricing for Microsoft's Surface Pro 4, Lumia...

It's fair to say that Microsoft's latest launch event was its most interesting for a long time. We finally learned that Hololens will be made available to developers early next year, clapped eyes on the first flagship Windows 10 phones, checked out...

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Apple Watch - Cycle (Video)

Apple has a new series of commercials promoting Apple Watch, including the one below called Cycle. Each is short and promotes a specific aspect of the device. Cycle, for instance, is tracking an athlete's intense workout on a stationary bike with a bright, clear "Goal Achieved" screen at the end. There's also Ride (directions through Siri), Sing (send a voice message via iMessage), Date (get important text messages even when you're out having fun), Train (track your heart rate), and Sprinkle (use Apple Pay even when your hands are full). What do you think?

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Typinator 6.7

Adds support for scripting actions using AppleScript, JavaScript, and other scripting languages. (€24.99 new, free update, 7.1 MB)


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iBooks Author 2.4

Improves EPUB templates and adds capability to add Pop-Over widgets with text or images. (Free, 419 MB)


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Antitrust monitor again bemoans Apple's lack of...

In a report to a New York district court published on Tuesday, Michael Bromwich, Apple's court-appointed antitrust monitor, said the company has made "substantial progress" in its compliance program, but still exhibits an unwillingness to cooperate with his investigation.

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Microsoft Lumia 950XL hands-on: Here's the...

Windows Phone fans are finally getting a standard-setting device, and none too soon. With a big, crisp screen, a great camera, and PC-like capabilities, this is a phone good enough to bring more users into the ecosystem--but only time will tell whether it does.

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Surface Book hands-on: Microsoft's first laptop...

No one expected the Surface Book, and what they got was a true flagship for the Windows ecosystem. We got a firsthand look at this standard-setting laptop,

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Wall Street Journal Review of Google Now on Tap in...

I've been extolling the virtues of Google Now for a couple of years-it's Android's best feature; it's Google giving back something from pillaging our digital lives for profit; and it's a feature Apple will have a hard time matching because the iOS maker doesn't make us the product. Apple narrowed the gap with iOS 9 and Proactive, but Google is still ahead in this one area. The Wall Street Journal's Joanna Stern has spent a week with a pre-release version of Android Marshmallow, the next major update to Android, and she wrote extensively about how Google Now gets even better with Google Now on Tap. Marshmallow will take forever and a day to propagate out to users (Lollipop is even now only at 23.5 percent of Android users who use Google Play), but for those who get it, it seems like a solid mobile operating system. Her review is a good read.


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Disney animators test Apple's iPad Pro, reveal...

A week after Apple offered Pixar staff an early look at the new iPad Pro with Apple Pencil, the company let animators at Walt Disney's Feature Animation studio take its upcoming tablet for a spin. Interestingly, the artists commented that the device's screen surface has "tooth," or textured roughness, to augment drawing feel.

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Microsoft's retail store chain flounders in...

Nearly six years have passed since Microsoft began opening retail outlets patterned after Apple's blockbuster retail locations. However, the now 116 Microsoft Stores are still a pale imitation to Apple's own retail network of 460 locations, often featuring more employees than customers as the firm's products have failed to excite and attract buyers.

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Disney Artists Tweet and Periscope about Apple’s New...

Apple is doing a little iPad Pro pre-release reach out to artists at Pixar and Disney, and project manager Paul Hildebrandt at Disney tweeted a photo showing some of his team playing with the device (via iMore). Jeff Ranjo, a Disney artist posted a video to Periscope of his hands-on time with the device and Apple Pencil, the stylus designed to go with iPad Pro. Listening to Mr. Ranjo talk about the two devices, I can't help but feel iPad Pro is going to have a major impact on the world of graphic design, animation, and art, regardless of its uses in other applications and disciplines.

Apple brought in some cool new toys. If I could get the artists to put them down then I could get a turn.
- Paul Hildebrandt (@paulhildebrandt) October 6, 2015


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AT&T granted FCC waiver to activate Wi-Fi...

After decrying T-Mobile and Sprint's decision to roll out Wi-Fi calling without approval from the Federal Communications Commission, AT&T on Tuesday was granted a waiver to enable such features in the near future.

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Disney animators use iPad Pro to sketch characters...

Just a short while after the Pixar development team got their hands on the iPad Pro and praised the device’s palm rejection, Disney’s design team spent the day testing Apple’s latest tablet. Disney’s team of designers used the iPad Pro to sketch a variety of different characters from Disney classics, including Olaf from Frozen and Mickey Mouse.

The testing seemingly went well for Disney. “Let’s order a bunch,” product manager Paul Hildebrandt said at the end of a Periscope stream showcasing the device. In a separate Periscope steam, Disney animators Jeff Ranjo and Jeremy Spears used the iPad Pro to draw...

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AWT News Update: October 6, 2015

Apple brought in some cool new toys. If I could get the artists to put them down then I could get a turn.

— Paul Hildebrandt (@paulhildebrandt) October 6, 2015

Artists, Wi-Fi calling, and taxes are all on the AWT News Update today:

  • A group of Disney artists give the iPad Pro a test-drive
  • AT&T gets the legal waiver needed to start implementing Wi-Fi calling
  • Apple has a lot of cash just sitting around overseas

And in case you're not willing to spend three minutes to listen to our podcast (shame on you!), the text version is just below, complete with a link to a video of one of those Disney artists sketching on an iPad Pro. Pretty cool stuff...


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The Loop Magazine updated for iOS 9 and new issue


We’ve been working hard on getting The Loop Magazine updated for iOS, but we’ve added a couple of nice features too. We’ve updated the entire backend of the magazine, so things should be much faster for everyone.

My favorite feature is a new universal search. You can now type in a keyword and it will search every published issue of the magazine. Just tap on the result and it will take you right to the story.

In addition, Issue 35 was published today with looking at the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, 3D Touch, watch OS 2, iPad Pro, Apple TV from a gamer’s perspective, Wearable health reminders, and more.

Another issue of the magazine is almost ready to go and will focus on Apple Music.

You can download The Loop Magazine app for iPhone...

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KOAR Bluetooth Cloud Buds: $24.99

Check out the Bluetooth Sound Buds from KOAR, Bluetooth earbuds that are designed to be lightweight and have an optional hook that will secure them to your ears. They also have a built-in microphone for hands-free calling or other voice uses. We have a deal on them, too. They retail for for $109, but through us you can get them for $24.99.

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Apple gains US smartphone share in August at expense...

The latest statistics from analytics firm comScore reveal Apple continued to chip away at Android's smartphone marketshare in the U.S. for the three-month period ending in August, while iPhone moved further away from second place Samsung.

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Microsoft Throws the Book at Apple

Microsoft on Tuesday held an event in New York City where it unveiled a laptop, a tablet, three Lumia smartphones and a fitness band -- all running Windows 10 -- along with a slew of other products. It also announced new apps for Windows 10, including Box, Facebook, Instagram, Flipagram, Candy Crush Soda Saga and Uber. All of the apps will be available on the new devices. "Microsoft's now working to showcase that it's building out its ecosystem based on Windows 10," said Susan Schreiner, an analyst at C4 Trends.

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iPhone 6s photos get sharper, better color with less...

Apple's iPhone 6 was already a great mobile camera, a fact the company touted globally in billboards featuring shots actual taken by the phone. With iPhone 6s, a faster, smarter processor and new 12MP image sensor deliver a sharper, more vibrant photography upgrade.

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Porsche picks CarPlay for new 2017 911 Carrera/...

Yeah, this is a 2016 model. But it's the Lava Orange color I want. Thank you.

The latest generation of Porsche's iconic 911 Carrera and Carrera S will be supporting only one infotainment system -- Apple's CarPlay. The carmaker could have done what so many other manufacturers are doing, giving auto buyers a choice between CarPlay and Google's Android Auto. But Porsche decided against it, according to Motor Trend, because of Google's tendency to gather too much data for nefarious uses.

Google wants any car manufacturer that uses Android Auto to agree to hand over information from the onboard diagnostic unit (AKA OBD2) relating to vehicle speed, throttle position, coolant and oil temperature, engine RPM and more. CarPlay only wants to know if a vehicle is in motion. 

Motor Trend wonders if Google is using that data collection to grab intelligence...

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