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Monday August 31

15:13
T-Mobile cracking down on LTE tethered data abusers

Here’s what’s happening: when customers buy our unlimited 4G LTE plan for their smartphones we include a fixed amount of LTE to be used for tethering (using the “Smartphone Mobile HotSpot” feature), at no extra cost, for the occasions when broadband may not be convenient or available. If customers hit that high-speed tethering limit, those tethering speeds slow down. If a customer needs more LTE tethering, they can add-on more. Simple.

However, these violators are going out of their way with all kinds of workarounds to steal more LTE tethered data.

Sounds fair to me.

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15:08
Android Wear on iOS: Setup and first impressions [...

Android Wear finally has iOS support after Google pushed its iPhone-compatible software to the App Store. This means that Android has beaten Apple Watch to the cross-platform game. Or, at least it would, if iOS didn’t restrict it to a state of almost uselessness. The only device officially supported is the LG Watch Urbane although — as we previously revealed — the older generation Android Wear watches do work. I got it set up with my Moto 360, and have been mostly disappointed by my experience so far.

My...

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15:01
T-Mobile cracks down on subscribers 'stealing...

Beginning on Monday, T-Mobile USA will start taking action against people spoofing the carrier's network to "steal" unlimited tethering data, according to a blog post by CEO John Legere.

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14:54
Former Apple sapphire supplier GT Advanced to cut 40...

Nearly a year ago, Apple’s sapphire supplier GT Advanced Tech announced that it was filing for bankruptcy under Chapter 11, with the company parting ways with Apple as part of the restructuring. Today, The Wall Street Journal reports that GT Advanced Tech will be reducing its workforce by another 40 percent in an effort to further cut costs.

GT Advanced Technologies already laid off around 700 workers when it initially announced its plans to file for bankruptcy. While it’s unclear how many people will be getting laid off in this wave of cuts, the company...

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14:53
Early reviews of Google’s OnHub router aren’t good

Glenn Fleishman has a look at some of the early reviews, which don’t seem that good.

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14:45
AWT News Update: August 31, 2015

Short and sweet news blast from the AWT News Update:

  • Android Wear smartwatches are now compatible with iPhones... at least ONE, that is
  • OS X El Capitan beta version 8 ships to developers (and public beta version 6 goes to the rest of the beta testers)
  • Apple Camp will now become a year-round educational fun spot for kids
  • The University of Oklahoma becomes the first university to go campus-wide with Apple Pay

The text version of this podcast can be found below.

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Hi, I’m Steve Sande from Apple World Today, and this is the AWT News Update for August 30, 2015.

You know those Android Wear smartwatches you don’t hear about? Well, they now work with your iPhone 5, 5c, 5s, 6 or 6 Plus running any version of iOS...

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13:54
NFL Game Pass comes to Apple TV with updated app

With the 2015 NFL campaign set to kick off, Apple on Monday pushed an update to the league's Apple TV app that adds access to live streaming via Game Pass alongside a new design.

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13:15
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13:04
Apple gives new look at Campus 2 construction...

In an updated aerial photo published today, Apple gives us our latest look at construction progress on its new ‘Campus 2’ building in Cupertino.

In the photo, we get a closer look at new developments on the main building, as well as the surrounding campus including a planned 1,000 seat auditorium, 300,000 square foot R&D facilities, a parking structure and other buildings separate from the main circular structure. The photos were published to the City of Cupertino’s webpage tracking progress and road closures on the project for the public.

Apple hasn’t updated its planned general project schedule on the City of Cupertino’s website and still plans to complete building construction on Campus 2 by the end of 2016 when it can begin...

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12:24
Apple continues its enterprise push with Cisco...

Apple continues to beef up its enterprise presence. The Cupertino, California-based company and Cisco are teaming up to create a "fast lane" for iOS business users by optimizing Cisco networks for iOS devices and apps, integrating the iPhone with Cisco enterprise environments and providing collaboration on iPhones and iPads. iOS devices will communication using Cisco's networking hardware, which is ubiquitous at several enterprises and institutions.

The partnership will allow a "seamless experience" between iOS devices and desk phones in environments featuring Cisco voice/video hardware, according to Cisco Executive Chairman John Chambers. With Apple's support, Cisco will deliver experiences specially optimized for iOS across mobile, cloud, and premises-based collaboration tools such as Cisco Spark, Cisco Telepresence and Cisco WebEx in order to deliver seamless team collaboration and reinvent the meeting experience, he adds.

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12:02
Apple TV gets updated NFL channel

The Apple TV’s existing NFL Now channel was today revamped, changing the name to “NFL” and adding support for Game Pass subscriptions. Through the updated channel, NFL fans who have a Game Pass subscription can watch on-demand NFL games and live out-of-market preseason games on the Apple TV for the first time.

Lovely.

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12:01
iOS 9 content blocking extensions explained

Earlier today, we posted Jean-Louis Gassee’s take on ad blocking and the bleak future for content publishers. Rene Ritchie put together this primer on iOS 9 content blocking that fills in a lot of the blanks on the whole mechanism.

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11:59
Apple partners with Cisco in Enterprise

Apple and Cisco today announced a partnership to create a fast lane for iOS business users by optimizing Cisco networks for iOS devices and apps, integrating iPhone with Cisco enterprise environments and providing unique collaboration on iPhone and iPad.

“iOS is the world’s best mobile platform, and nearly every Fortune 500 and Global 500 company today has put iOS at the center of their mobile strategy,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “iPhone and iPad have become essential tools for the modern workforce and are changing the way work gets done. Together with Cisco, we believe we can give businesses the tools to maximize the potential of iOS and help employees become even more productive using the devices they already love.”

Apple is serious about the Enterprise market, or at least making sure enterprise customers have access to everything they need. Good move by Apple.

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11:53
AKG BX 20 reverb from Universal Audio

Introduced in the late 1960s, the AKG BX 20 reverb was a high-water mark for AKG’s esteemed engineers. An ingenious assembly of mechanical and electronic componentry, the BX 20 offered the glorious depth and color of spring reverb without any of the limitations.

This is so nice—listen to the audio samples on the page. Another great plug-in from Universal Audio.

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11:50
News: Malware steals 225,000+ Apple account logins...

Malware has stolen login credentials for more than 225,000 Apple accounts from jailbroken iPhones, according to network security company Palo Alto Networks. The malware, now named “KeyRaider,” is distributed through Cydia repositories in China — Cydia is an (obviously) unofficial App Store alternative for jailbroken devices. Users in 18 countries are said to be affected, with Palo Alto Networks claiming, “We believe this to be…

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11:47
Amplified: Rabbit Ears

Jim and Dan talk about self driving cars, the Apple Watch, cutting the cord, the iPad Pro, and more.

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11:46
Google’s OnHub Router Gets Rough Treatment in Early...

Several news outlets received review units of Google’s new Wi-Fi router, the OnHub. On the whole, they say that it has inconsistent signal coverage issues, a touted interference-avoidance feature isn’t reliable, and some hardware elements aren’t yet activated.

 

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11:43
AmpliTube Mesa/Boogie

AmpliTube MESA/Boogie is the most comprehensive collection of officially licensed MESA/Boogie virtual guitar amps and cabinets on the market. Now you can plug in and experience legendary tone wherever your computer can take you: You get everything from the violin-like sustain of the Mark series to the aggressive, huge crunch and searing gain of the Rectifier series.

IK Multimedia has done a great job in bringing some of world’s best amps to its application. I’m looking forward to trying this out.

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11:32
Apple TV May Finally Grab the Spotlight


The next version of the Apple TV set-top box could be ready for prime time in October, priced at either $149 or $199, based on rumors circulating Monday. The current version goes for $99. With the higher price could come a seriously upgraded device: The new -- and apparently quite improved -- Apple TV reportedly will feature an A8 processor, flash storage support upwards of 32 GB, and 1 GB of RAM. It will include support for Siri, a new touchscreen remote control, and a new and more intuitive interface.

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11:30
News: Apple announces partnership with Cisco for iOS...

Apple has announced a partnership with Cisco to “create a fast lane for iOS business users by optimizing Cisco networks for iOS devices and apps.” In addition to optimizing Cisco networks and iOS devices to work together, the two companies are also focused on make iPhone more collaborative with Cisco’s “voice and video environments” to make a “seamless experience” between a user’s iPhone and desk phone.…

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11:10
News: Report: New Apple TV to support Bluetooth...

Anticipation is building for Apple’s new, feature-packed Apple TV, and the new set-top box will also feature Bluetooth controller support, according to 9to5Mac. Apple TV will support certain third-party Bluetooth controllers, in addition to coming with its own motion sensitive remote that can be used as a game controller. We’ve been expecting such capabilities to be included in a new Apple TV for a few years now. The new set-top box will…

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11:09
TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 31...

Notable software releases this week include VMware Fusion 8.0 and Fusion 8.0 Pro and PopChar X 7.2.

 

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11:09
ExtraBITS for 31 August 2015

In this week’s collection of ExtraBITS links, Adam Engst discusses the mythical Apple Car with The Tech Night Owl, Apple plans to show off something new on September 9th, Best Buy and Apple get chummier, and Joe Kissell identifies the best online backup service.

 

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11:01
Apple published a new Press Release
11:00
Raspberry Pi and rPlay: A cheap and fun way to do...

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Perhaps you'd like to mirror your iPad or iPhone screen on your 60-inch HDTV, but you don't want to buy an Apple TV right now because a new one is just around the corner. If you already have one of those $35 all-purpose tiny computing devices called a Raspberry Pi, you're in luck. 

Edyboy12 over at Instructables has written some simple instructions on how to turn your Raspberry Pi into a "receiver" for AirPlay. If you already own a Raspberry Pi, then you're about 90 percent of the way there -- all you need to do is download and install the rPlay app, enter a license key, and then reboot the RPi. It shows up as "rPlay" on your list of AirPlay devices. 

If you don't have a Raspberry Pi, they're available from Amazon (affiliate link) and other sources in kits with a Wi-Fi dongle and pre...

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10:37
Malware infecting jailbroken iPhones stole 225,000...

A newly discovered malware family that preys on jailbroken iPhones has collected login credentials for more than 225,000 Apple accounts, making it one of the largest Apple account compromises to be caused by malware.

KeyRaider, as the malware family has been dubbed, is distributed through a third-party repository of Cydia, which markets itself as an alternative to Apple's official App Store. Malicious code surreptitiously included with Cydia apps is creating problems for people in China and at least 17 other countries, including France, Russia, Japan, and the UK. Not only has it pilfered account data for 225,941 Apple accounts, it has also disabled some infected phones until users pay a ransom, and it has made unauthorized charges against some victims' accounts.

Researchers with Palo Alto Networks worked with members of the Chinese iPhone community Weiphone after members found the unauthorized charges...

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10:37
Apple releases OS X El Capitan Public Beta 6

Got a new item for your Monday morning to-do list: Upgrade your public beta installation of OS X El Capitan. Apple has just released Public Beta 6, though the release notes don't say anything about what is included in the update.

For folks already running the El Cap beta, you can update the OS through the App Store.

You must be part of the Apple Beta Software Program to install the beta. If you sign up, know that you're using beta software and you may encounter bugs and problems with your apps and hardware. You should provide feedback while using the beta.

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

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10:34
Alcaraz Research: the next gen Apple TV could rival...

The smart money says a next generation Apple TV will be announced at Apple's Sept. 9 media event. In a Seeking Alpha article, Alcaraz Research says it could rival the Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

9to5Mac claims the Apple TV 4 will go on sale in October for under US$200 and will offer Siri support, a new remote control, an App Store (with, among other things, games) with a software development kit for developers, and a refreshed user interface. It will also be ready for Apple's television streaming service, which will arrive in 2016, the article adds.

Apple "has the patents, engineers, hardware/software assets, and the marketing savvy to sell a potent rival to the Xbox One and PlayStation 4," says Alcaraz Research. And it has good reason to do so: console gaming is...

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10:27
Music Rising celebrates 10th Anniversary

Music Rising is a campaign that was launched to rescue the musical culture of the Central Gulf region of the United States from the destruction caused by the catastrophic hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005 by replacing the musical instruments lost or destroyed in the deluge. Co-Founded by U2’s the Edge and legendary producer Bob Ezrin along with a host of music industry partners including MusiCares, Musician’s Friend, Gibson Musical Instruments and Guitar Center Music Foundation, the organization has gone to aid thousands of musicians, students and choir members.

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10:14
Stay classy Tidal

Jay Z-backed music service Tidal — which carried a live stream of Lil Wayne’s Hurricane Katrina benefit show this weekend — cut the transmission during Drake’s performance and accused Apple of “interfering with artistry” by not allowing the set to be streamed, a charge which has been refuted.

Drakes own people denied the claim, yet Tidal went ahead with accusing Apple. Tidal says it has proof that Apple is behind it—show the proof or shut the fuck up.

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10:13
TMO Daily Observations 2015-08-31: Apple’s Content...

Apple is including third-party content blockers in iOS 9, which equates to blocking ads. Dave Hamilton joins Jeff Gamet to offer up his perspective on Apple's plans as the owner of TMO and the ad management company BackBeat Media. His take: This can be a good thing for sites and readers.


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10:00
KeyRaider malware stealing Apple account info on...

Ransom message from KeyRaider displayed on a jailbroken iPhone. Image via Palo Alto Networks.

Since iOS first appeared in 2007, people have hacked the operating system because they wanted their devices to do more. Now that there are well over 1.5 million apps available that can do just about anything your heart desires, perhaps it's time for the jailbreakers to just cool it. Why? A new piece of malware called KeyRaider that only attacks jailbroken devices is a perfect example -- it has already been responsible for stealing the Apple account info on more than 225,000 devices.

KeyRaider installs itself on jailbroken iOS devices distributed through third-party Cydia repositories in China. Although it appears to be primarily targeted at Chinese-speaking users, it appears to  have already impacted jailbreakers...

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09:53
Apple Watch survey shows high usage

There’s some fascinating data here from a survey iMore conducted in July.

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09:42
News: Google releases iOS app that links some...

Google announced on its official blog that an iOS app rolling out today will finally let users pair some Android Wear watches with newer iPhones. Android Wear for iOS will let users running iOS 8.2+ on an iPhone 5, 5c, 5s, 6 or 6 Plus connect their phone to the LG Watch Urbane. Google said all future Android Wear watches — including those from Asus, Huawei and Motorola — will support the iOS app as well, but for now, only the Urbane offers support.…

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09:06
Google rolling out Android Wear smartwatch support...

Google has good news for iPhone users curious about Android Wear and the diverse design selection of smartwatches running the OS. Starting today Android Wear watches will work with the iPhone for the first time. Just like Apple Watch, Android Wear watches is compatible with iPhone 5 or higher with iOS 8.2 or higher required. The slight catch is that not all current Android Wear watches will be compatible with iOS…

Google says for now official iPhone support will be limited to the...

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09:05
9to5Toys Lunch Break: Retina MacBook Pro $1,280,...

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

Today’s can’t miss deals

13-inch Retina MacBook Pro w/ Force Touch (newest) 2.7GHz/8GB/256GB: $1,280 shipped (Reg. $1,499)
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09:00
Want to make 'living photos' with the Mac...

Flixel Photos's Cinemagraph Pro for Mac OS X 10.9 and higher is a fun, "living photo" creation software that lets you create Cinemagraph images. However, you'll have to do some preparation before you begin using the software.

But first, some background: Cinemagraph is a hybrid media form that combines the quality of a photograph with moving video. It has elements that don't move (the photograph) and elements that do move (the video). You can find some cool examples at http://cinemagraphs.com .

To use Cinemagraph Pro, you're going to need a good tripod to keep your images steady as you'll make a short video instead of a still image. You also need a camera capable of recording high-quality HD video. Finally, you need a constant light source. If you're outside the sun works just fine. If you're shooting indoors, you'll need something like LED lights. 

When you launch Cinemagraph Pro, you're presented with a...

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08:51
Android Wear gets iOS support [Updated]

Google has announced that iOS is an officially supported operating system for Android Wear. Users with an iPhone 5, 5C, 5S, 6, or 6 Plus running iOS 8.2 and above will be able to pair with "newer" Android Wear devices, download the app, and be off and running.

Until now, smartwatch platforms from Google and Apple have been ecosystem lock-in devices. If you have an Android phone, you have to get an Android Wear watch, and if you have an iPhone you have to get an Apple Watch. By supporting both OSes, Android Wear will have a much larger potential user base to try and sell a watch to.

Since Google controls the Android operating system, it created specific hooks in the OS for Android Wear to plug into. On iOS—where Google is not in control—things have to be different, don't they? We've been told the iOS experience is "similar" to what users...

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08:45
News: Apple to make Apple Camp program available...

In a note to employees, Apple retail boss Angela Ahrendts said the company plans to make its popular Apple Camp summer program available to students year-round, 9to5Mac reports. The expansion will also make field trips and programs for teachers a year-round enterprise, with Ahrendts touting “the impact they make on so many lives and the energy they bring to the store” in her message. While the website for Apple Camp hasn’t yet been…

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08:22
Apple to expand retail store Apple Camp from summer...

Apple’s summer “Apple Camp” program for students will expand to become a year-round program beginning in September, according to a message from Apple Retail head Angela Ahrendts to employees this week. Ahrendts also noted that field trips and programs for teachers will also become year-round. Here’s Ahrendts message to employees on the matter, per Apple Retail employees:

We’re also, for September, expanding our summer camps and our field trips for students, for teachers, to make those a year-round program. I don’t have to tell you the impact they make on so many lives and the energy they bring to the store, so why not continue that program throughout the year?

Apple’s retail...

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08:05
The Icon Factory: Apple Music, Beats 1, and how to...

Grantland:

As conceived, Beats 1 is the most prefab, retro pitch in Apple’s streaming service portfolio — a radio station, with DJs and songs. Beats 1, of course, has been much more than that, and sometimes a little less. A tastemaker with no genre-bound point of view, a 24-hour channel that is “always on,” and a hub for famous voices to share their loves, the station has become the surprising hallmark of Apple’s streaming bid.

Turns out people still like listening to the radio.

It’s going to be interesting to see if Beats 1 can “make a star” – if, with promotion and air play, Beats 1 can take an unknown artist to global popularity.

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07:58
News: Apple hiring ex-Microsoft employee hints at...

Apple’s hiring of a former Microsoft employee is fueling rumors that the company is working on an augmented reality interface, Street Insider reports. In a note to clients, Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster said, “Based on recent acquisitions of augmented reality companies, hiring of a key Microsoft Hololens employee, and conversations with industry contacts within the virtual and augmented reality spaces, we believe Apple has a team…

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07:43
Report: New Apple TV said to cost between $149 and $...

An iPhone refresh at Apple's September 9 event is all but certain, but the more interesting news might actually be about the Apple TV. The company is said to be revamping the set-top box's hardware for the first time since March of 2012, and historically reliable sources say that the update will also include a redesigned remote control with touch capabilities and Siri support, along with a new app store and SDK.

Those features come at a cost, though. A report from 9to5Mac says that the new Apple TV could cost somewhere between $149 and $199, a substantial increase from the $99 that the third-generation Apple TV cost when it was released. That model...

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07:31
T-Mobile gives Data Tethering Abusers the Smackdown

If you've been finding ways to work around T-Mobile's data tethering caps, get ready for a smackdown because company CEO John Legere is gunning for you. He said customers who find ways to work around the 7GB monthly tethering cap are stealing and that's going stop. About 3,000 people are being targeted, and will get bumped from their unlimited data plan to a capped entry level plan.

The Mac Observer Spin: T-Mobile is clearly making an example out of its most extreme tethering abusers, and the message the company is sending is clear: Play by the rules and we can all be friends; abuse the system and we'll go medieval on you.


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06:47
Apple's hiring of a Microsoft HoloLens audio...

In a note to clients — as noted by AppleInsider — Piper Jaffray analyst Travis Jakel says Apple has hired Nick Thompson, formerly the lead audio engineer for Microsoft's HoloLens augmented reality project. Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster, thinks this is further evidence that the company likely has an internal team working on potential augmented reality (AR) projects. 

"We believe AR audio is often thought of as not important or secondary to the experience, however, we believe positional audio is what sells the experience and convinces the user there is a real object in front of you or behind you," Munster wrote. "The ability to re-create sound coming from a distinct location and changes based on proximity and direction of the object should not be overlooked."

Augmented reality (AR) is a live direct or indirect view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements are supplemented by computer-generated...

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06:40
Over 225,000 Apple Accounts Compromised Via iOS...

An anonymous reader writes: Researchers from Palo Alto Networks and WeipTech have unearthed a scheme that resulted in the largest known Apple account theft caused by malware. All in all, some 225,000 valid Apple accounts have been compromised. The theft is executed via variants of the KeyRaider iOS malware, which targets jailbroken iOS devices. Most of the victims are Chinese — the malware is distributed through third-party Cydia repositories in China — but users in other countries have also been affected (European countries, the U.S., Australia, South Korea, and so on). "The malware hooks system processes through MobileSubstrate, and steals Apple account usernames, passwords and device GUID by intercepting iTunes traffic on the device," Palo Alto researcher Claud Xiao explained. "KeyRaider steals Apple push notification service certificates and private keys, steals and shares App Store purchasing information, and disables local and remote unlocking functionalities on iPhones and...

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06:18
Apple reportedly wants Siliconware to become a SiP...

Apple has approached Siliconware Precision Industries Co Ltd (SPIL) about becoming a supplier of system-in-package (SiP) technology for the Apple Watch and for fingerprint recognition chips, an online media source based in Taiwan, according to United Daily News, an online media source base din Taiwan.

SPIL focuses on semiconductor packaging and testing services for personal computers, communications, consumer integrated circuits markets. SiP involves a number of integrated circuits enclosed in a single package. It performs all or most of the functions of an electronic system, and is typically used inside a mobile phone, digital music player, and the like. 

The SiP inside the Apple Watch is the Apple S1. It includes a custom ARM processor, RAM, storage, NFC radio controller, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth module, touchscreen controllers and other components.

Citing unnamed sources, ...

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06:07
Chinese carriers rumored to start selling the '...

Apple will almost certainly announce the next generation iPhone at its Sept. 9 media event. However, China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom will start selling the "iPhone 6s" on Sept. 25 and pre-sales will begin on Sept. 18, according to the Leaksfly microblog (as noted by BrightWire.com, a global investment newswire).

The iPhone 6s is the name expected to be given to the next version of the smartphone — unless Apple decides to call it the iPhone 7. Citing sources within China Mobile, Leaksfly claims the 16GB version will be priced at CNY 5,299 (about US$831), the 64GB version at CNY 5,999 and 128GB version at CNY 6,599.

At one point, it was suspected that Apple would phase out the 16GB model and start entry-level models at 32GB. However, recent rumors have Apple continuing the 16GB baseline smartphone...

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06:07
New Rumor Two-tier Pricing for Apple TV

When the price of Apple TV dropped to US$69 and added "starting at" to the streaming content device's webpage, Apple clearly telegraphed a higher priced model would be coming. Now a rumor claims that second model will be priced between $149 and $199, and is going to be introduced during the company's September 9 media event.

The Mac Observer Spin: Reports of a new Apple TV model that costs more and includes Siri voice control and an App Store isn't much of a surprise. When Apple changed the price of the third generation Apple TV to "starting at $69," it was all but confirming the higher priced model with more features was on the way.


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06:05
News: Daily Deal: AluPen Digital Stylus

In today’s iLounge Deal you can pick up Just Mobile’s

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05:00
How the Windows Phone Could Rise Up and Dominate


Last week marked the 20th anniversary of the launch of Windows 95. What people often forget about Windows 95 is that it not only kicked Apple's butt, but also kicked IBM's -- and it wasn't even a complete product. The thing was an operating system. Most of us can see lining up to buy a complete product, but lining up to buy the software that makes a product complete would be kind of like lining up to get the latest software patch for your car or TV. It's especially hard to imagine now that there's no need to stand in line.

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04:51
T-Mobile to clamp down on network abusers, booting...

T-Mobile has announced that it’s going to seriously clamp down on any users using unauthorized methods to get around its tethering cap. Those caught using more data than they should be on the highest tier, unlimited Simple Choice plan will be warned to stop, before being moved down to the entry-level plan. This move is aimed specifically at smartphone users who deliberately break T-Mo’s terms and conditions using workarounds to conceal their tethering usage.

The magenta carrier published an updated FAQ page on its support site stating that some customers have been blowing way past the 7GB tethering limit on the highest Simple Choice plan. Some using as much as 2TB (2000GB) of data on their mobile plan. Its...

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04:46
Video producer hooks up six 4K monitors to Mac Pro...

Video producer Adam Matthews wanted to double the number of 4K monitors hooked up to his Mac Pro, so built an external GPU to do it. He used a Sonnet Thunderbolt chassis with an AMD 7970 GPU – before discovering that the machine could actually drive all six monitors without it.

When Matthews tried connecting the monitors using only the twin graphics cards built into the Mac Pro, just to see what would happen, he found he was still able to get 60Hz on each, suggesting that Apple has been conservative in its claims.

Of course, it’s possible that the strain of pushing video to six monitors at once might shorten the life of the Mac Pro, so his Plan A is probably the best route to go if you want to emulate his setup.

Future MacBook Pros could themselves drive three 4K monitors at 60Hz...

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04:39
Rumor: Next-gen Apple TV remote to feature motion...

It’s an interesting rumor.

And there’s a decent chance it might be true.

According to recent reports, the next-gen Apple TV will feature an A8 processor, a native SDK for creating apps and a motion sensitive remote control with multi-axis sensors, complete with a touchpad on the top, physical buttons on the bottom and a microphone for Siri.

The remote control is thought to be likely to target casual gamers and the current thought is that a game controller with a microphone, physical buttons, touchpad and motion-sensitive controls could do this.

Such a device, combined with Apple’s purported upcoming...

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04:17
Rumor: Fourth-gen Apple TV to be priced under $200,...

It’s the rumor mill that keeps things interesting.

With Apple’s September 9th media event coming up, sources have stated that a fourth-gen Apple TV will be available for under US4200 and will become available this October. Apple executives are apparently still finalizing the price of the revamped living room device, but the latest options call for a starting price point of either US$149 or US$199, both higher than the third-generation Apple TV…

The next-gen device will arrive at a premium price compared to the US$60 to US$99 price range found on the current model Apple TV, is anticipated to be similar to the current model in appearance, but will...

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04:08
Sony pitches analogue watch with limited iPhone...

While some were waiting eagerly for the Apple Watch, and others got assimilated, there are still those who prefer traditional watches. That’s the market Sony hopes to appeal to with a new hybrid watch called Wena (which apparently stands for ‘wear electronics naturally’), which it’s pitching on its Japanese crowdfunding site First Flight.

It’s mostly a traditional analogue watch, but a link to an iOS app gives it limited smartwatch functionality. On the smartwatch side, you get fitness band functionality, and notifications are echoed to the watch in the form of an LED and vibration … ...

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03:30
Everything Siri can do for you in Apple Music

Hit it, Siri

One huge advantage Apple Music has over other streaming services is integration. That means you can play songs from your iTunes library alongside your streaming selections without ever leaving the app. That also means you get a little help from Siri. 

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00:19
Latest Apple Music ads debut during MTV VMAs,...

Taking advantage of a traditionally large and young viewing audience, Apple during Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards debuted two Apple Music commercials featuring The Weeknd and a guest appearance by John Travolta.

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Sunday August 30

20:58
Ferrofluid 'font' produces trippy, one-of-...

You may have seen ferrofluid (aka magnetic ink) used for clever science demonstrations in school, but it might just get a much cooler application before long. Linden Gledhill and Craig Ward have developed Fe2O3 Glyphs, wild-looking characters creat...

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18:35
Swans help create smoother camera drone videos

The next time you see a graceful, dramatic video shot by a camera drone, you may have a swan to thank for the absence of any jittery footage. Stanford University researchers are developing camera suspension technology inspired by whooping swans, w...

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16:46
Smoother movements help robots save a lot of energy

Eliminating the herky-jerky movements of robots isn't just good for comforting nervous humans... it helps the robots, too. Researchers have developed smooth movement algorithms that slow the acceleration and deceleration of robots, saving as much...

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15:11
Netflix hopes you won't mind losing access to...

Here's hoping that you weren't bent on watching The Hunger Games: Catching Fire or World War Z on Netflix -- if so, you don't have much time to do it. Netflix has confirmed that it won't renew its longstanding movie deal with Epix, which will lead...

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14:36
Comparison: Apple Music vs. Google Play Music All...

Google debuted its own streaming service in 2013 as Google Play Music All Access, after Google Play music's initial debut in 2011. All Access was initially priced at $9.99, but in June of 2015, Google unsurprisingly unveiled an ad-supported, free version to differentiate itself from Apple's subscription Music service.

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14:33
The Logic Pros: A look at Logic’s new heavy weight...

In this week’s episode of The Logic Pros, we are putting a hold on hardware month for the Logic Pro X 10.2.0 update. Apple is back at it again with another incredibly substantial offering. After it acquired Camel Audio back in January, hopes were high that some of the company’s world-class production software would make its way to Logic and Garageband, and now it has:

While we aren’t getting all of Camel’s fantastic software lineup, an updated version of its flagship software synth...

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13:35
Google's self-driving cars can't handle...

Ever performed a track stand, where you keep your bike upright at a stop without taking your feet off the pedals? If you have, you'll want to avoid trying that around Google's self-driving cars, at least for a while. One Austin-based cyclist report...

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12:03
Europe doesn't properly recycle most of its...

You probably know that you should recycle your old tech when you're done with it, but getting other people to do the same? That's quite hard, apparently. The United Nations and INTERPOL have found that only 35 percent of the European Union's electr...

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11:06
Rumors: New Apple TV to debut September 9th, ship in...

The Apple rumor mill is currently abuzz with chatter about a revamped Apple TV, and thanks to a new report from 9to5Mac, we’re getting a better sense of what to expect.

According to 9to5Mac’s Mark Gurman, the new Apple TV will cost either $149 or $199, depending on what Apple’s executive team settles on, and will ship sometime in October. Gurman also says the current Apple TV model will stick around as a low-end option, since the new Apple TV won’t be price-competitive with streaming devices from Roku, Amazon, and others.

Previous reports indicated a seriously revamped Apple TV is on its way. Earlier this month, 9to5Mac reported that the new Apple TV will come with a retooled remote, built-in Siri, a new user interface, more powerful innards, and support for third-party apps, among other...

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10:29
The next Apple TV is reportedly much more expensive

Do you recall the early days of the Apple TV, when you could expect to pay over $100 to put an Apple-powered media hub in your living room? They might come roaring back. Sources for 9to5Mac claim that the next Apple TV should cost between $149 to...

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09:48
BMW: all models electric within decade

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German luxury car giant Bayerische Motoren Werke AG or BMW Group is looking to go all-electric over the next 10 years due to the upcoming stricter carbon emission laws. Virtually every BMW model would be converted to electric drivetrains, including range-extending engines and plug-in hybrids.

The transition will see even the company’s top-selling 3 Series sport sedans turned into plug-in hybrids.

The company is weary of the stringent European Union regulations that greatly reduce the average carbon emissions permitted from road vehicles. They are said to be tougher than either North American or Chinese emission levels.

Some are calling this the “death of the internal combustion engine”. That is unlikely to happen any time soon but electric is the future. BMW is just getting out ahead of it.

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09:25
MGG 568: Running Your Mac Safe & Lean

Your questions answered! Topics today include running out of memory, auto-ejecting disks, managing iTunes and more! Dave Hamilton and John F. Braun take your questions and answer them in a way you can truly understand. Download, press play and enjoy!


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09:02
Apple TV 4 coming in October for under $200, Apple...

Rough mockup of fourth Apple TV vs. third Apple TV by Michael Steeber

With the official debut of the next-generation Apple TV less than two weeks away, sources have provided additional details on Apple’s pricing, availability, and product lineup plans for its set-top devices. According to sources, the fourth-generation Apple TV will be priced below $200, and is on track to become available in October. Apple executives are apparently still finalizing the price of the revamped living room device, but the latest options call for a starting price point of either $149 or $199, both higher than the...

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05:08
Spigen piggybacks on Apple event hype by selling ‘...

The iPhone accessories market is a competitive industry and companies will do anything to get ahead. Case manufacturer Spigen has put itself out there by already promoting iPhone 6S cases on its website and selling them on Amazon, weeks ahead of Apple’s official unveiling of the new phone.

Obviously, as the iPhone 6S exterior design is the same as the iPhone 6, most iPhone 6 cases should fit the new phones so advertising ‘iPhone 6S exclusive cases’ is more of a PR play than anything. The company is also teasing Rose Gold colored iPhones on its website, pictured above....

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04:38
TIDAL blames Apple for banning stream of Drake...

As part of a charity music event raising money for children affected by Hurricane Katrina, Apple Music rival TIDAL streamed the event live on its website. However, when Drake took the stage to perform his set, the stream was abruptly paused. A message from TIDAL said that Apple had banned Drake from allowing his performance to be broadcast online, with TIDAL saying that Apple is “interfering with artistry” and apologizing for the “big brother” influence.

TIDAL made similar claims on its Twitter feed but it turns out these claims are simply untrue. Although it is true that Apple has an exclusivity deal with Drake for his new album, the contract does not stop Drake from streaming live performances....

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02:22
A FreeBSD "Spork" With Touches of NeXT and...

There are a lot of open source operating systems out there; being open source, they lend themselves to forks, clones or near clones, and friendly offshoots. There are even services to let you customize, download, and (if you choose) bulk-install your own OS based on common components. Phoronix notes a new project called NeXTBSD that might turn more heads than most new open source OSes, in part because of the developers behind it, and in part because of the positive thoughts many people have toward the aesthetics of NeXTSTEP and Mac OS X. (And while it might be a fork of FreeBSD, the developers would rather call it a spork, instead.)

NeXTBSD was announced last week by Jordan Hubbard and Kip Macy at the Bay Area FreeBSD Users Group (BAFUG). NeXTBSD / FreeBSD X is based on the FreeBSD-CURRENT kernel while adding in Mach IPC, Libdispatch, notifyd, asld, launchd, and other components derived from Apple's open-source code for OS X. The basic launchd/notifyd/asld/libdispatch stack...

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Saturday August 29

20:11
'Mortal Kombat X' won't be coming to...

I hope you weren't counting on playing Mortal Kombat X on your trusty previous-generation console -- you're about to be disappointed. Warner Bros. has cancelled both the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of the bloody brawler, claiming that neit...

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18:38
Tidal accuses Apple of interfering with Drake live...

Jay Z-backed music service Tidal -- which carried a live stream of Lil Wayne's Hurricane Katrina benefit show this weekend?-- cut the transmission during Drake's performance and accused Apple of "interfering with artistry" by not allowing the set to be streamed, a charge which has been refuted.

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18:32
NASA simulates Mars mission by locking up people in...

A group of six people bade the rest of the world farewell on Friday to begin their year-long stay in a cramped dome on Hawaii's Mauna Loa volcano. The French astrobiologist, German physicist and American pilot, architect, doctor/journalist and soil...

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17:04
BlackBerry's Android-powered Venice phone...

BlackBerry's Android-based Venice smartphone isn't just a figment of someone's imagination... at least, if you believe Vietnamese resident Ba Minh Duc. He claims to have photos of the slider in action, complete with its hideaway QWERTY keyboard,...

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15:31
Microsoft prevails over an 8-year-old attempt to...

Remember the heady days of August 2007, when the iPhone had barely reached store shelves and the Nokia N95 was all the rage? The US International Trade Commission sure does. After reviewing an 8-year-long case, the ITC has ruled that Nokia's phon...

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13:58
NASA chief: Congress needs to support commercial...

NASA recently paid Russia $490 million to continue ferrying its astronauts to the ISS, but Maj. Gen. Charles Bolden says "it doesn't have to be this way." In a piece/open letter the space agency's head honcho wrote for Wired, he explains how the Co...

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12:44
“Hey Siri, give us a hint” live webcast

Apple:

Join us here on September 9 at 10 a.m. PDT to watch the keynote live.

Many of us will be watching and, in a break from past webcasts, Apple will allow Windows 10 users to tune in too.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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10:00
Gadget Ogling: Smart Bikes, Contactless Cards, and...


I never had much interest in riding a bicycle as a child, and although I now live in a tremendously bike-friendly city, I haven't found a way to learn without feeling like a total chump in public. Yet I am more interested than ever in leading a life on two wheels after discovering SmartHalo. This is a tool that attaches permanently to one's ride and turns it into a smart vehicle. The "halo" part of that name refers to the circular display, which uses color and segmented lights to indicate turn-by-turn directions.

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06:00
Come September, Apple TV Will Outshine the iPhone


About Apple's September event... Apple's annual September media event is an oxymoron -- it's become almost entirely predictable. One year it introduces a major new iPhone redesign and the next it offers incremental iPhone improvements. And make no mistake about it, despite last year's Apple Watch debut, at the core of the September event is the critically important iPhone. The obvious question is, what will be the special new feature to make it event-worthy? Answer: There won't be one. There will be several smaller improvements this year.

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06:00
The Week in iPad Cases: Speck’s first backpack can...

...plus other backpacks, traditional cases, and more!

In this week’s roundup of new iPad cases, you’ll also find all kinds of great protective options from Booq, Moshi, Saddleback, Solo, CODi, Belkin and rooCASE.

Belkin

The Striped Cover with Stand (all iPad mini models; $40) features a folio design with an adjustable stand that supports a number of viewing and typing angles in landscape orientation.

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05:00
Apple Watch How-To: Control and use the Stopwatch app

Apple Watch comes with a stopwatch app built into it, which saves you time from grabbing your iPhone, opening up the Clock app and pressing the Stopwatch tab.

There are several different ways to open up Stopwatch on the Apple Watch. You can open the app by tapping on the orange icon with a complete white circle on the home screen, use Siri to open Stopwatch by pressing and holding on the Digital Crown, hands free by saying “Hey Siri open Stopwatch,” or depending on which watch face you are using from the Stopwatch complication on the watch.


When you first open up...

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03:49
This week on AppleInsider: Sept. 9 event confirmed,...

Apple this week confirmed a Sept. 9 press event, even as last-minute rumors about it continued to flow. The company simultaneously dealt with economic tumult, as well as losing one of its key Apple Music executives.

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03:00
The week in Apple news: Sept. 9 event, Tim Cook...

Apple headlines for the week ending Aug. 28, 2015

It’s finally official: Apple will hold a product announcement event in San Francisco on September 9. The rumors says we’ll see a new iPhone and maybe an Apple TV. But the big question is, who will be the musical guest? Taylor Swift has a concert in Texas that day, so she’s out. I’ve made my prediction; do you have one? Let us know in the comments below. In the meantime, you can see all the important headlines here in this slideshow. Want to get more details on a story? Click on the link.

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Friday August 28

23:06
iPhone 6S: Larger front FaceTime camera, Force Touch...

A series of new, high-resolution photos we have obtained show new features coming to the next-generation iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus. First, comparisons of the front glass indicate that the new devices will sport upgraded front-facing FaceTime cameras with bigger sensors. The white phone in our images is a current iPhone 6, while the black plate is an iPhone 6S component. The presence of larger sensors likely indicates a higher megapixel count up from the current 1.2 as well as new functionality…

We...

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20:23
Judge bars Apple, Samsung from further filings after...

A federal judge presiding over the Apple v. Samsung patent trial laid down the law this week, prohibiting either party from filing without permission after being inundated by a series of motions, objections and letters.

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19:47
NASA's Pluto probe is heading for the Kuiper...

It's been over a month since the New Horizons spacecraft flew as near as possible to Pluto and took the closest photos of the dwarf planet we've ever seen. Now, NASA has decided on its next destination: a small Kuiper Belt object (KBO) called 2014 M...

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18:51
vertical roller mill applied to tailing recycling

Forums: General Xsan TalkTags: vertical roller mill

At present, the tailing discharged are about 400 million tons to 500 million tons in China, accounting for one third of industrial waste. Among of them, the metal tailing takes for one forth, metallurgy and boiler slag take for 26%, chemical slag takes for 4%, fly ash and take for 35%. The metal recycling process will use vertical roller mill for sale and other matched ore dressing equipment. The tailing slag recycling process adopts gravity separation and magnetic separation process, so that recycle iron ore from tailing. As for different metals in the tailing, we will use spiral chute, shaking table...

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18:10
Johns Hopkins taps Apple Watch, ResearchKit for...

Johns Hopkins University, in partnership with developer Thread Research, plans to harness Apple Watch and iPhone sensors to power an ambitious ResearchKit study on epilepsy that could one day lead to an accurate method of predicting seizures.

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17:24
VMware Fusion 8.0 and Fusion 8.0 Pro

Major new release offers support for OS X 10.11 El Capitan and Windows 10. ($79.99/199.99 new, free update, 362 MB)

 

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16:45
Back from the Dead: Using Apple’s Abandoned Safari...

With Chrome a resource hog and privacy nightmare, Firefox relatively slow and boring, and Microsoft Edge not ready for prime time, there's not a lot to be excited about in the world of Windows browsers, especially for a multi-platform Mac fan. If only Safari for Windows was still around. Hey, let's see how Apple's abandoned browser works today!


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16:41
Rebuilding OD and keeping an existing xsan volume in...

Forums: TroubleshootingTags: Open DirectoryXsan10.10RebuildOD

So after lots of testing and trials, I got this process to work. WRSTUDEN had the steps all right, it was just missing some steps to make it work for me.

This is to fixed a 10.10 OD issues by rebuilding the OD and connecting to back to an existing Xsan system

Backup your old xsan config files from /Library/...

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16:15
PopChar X 7.2

Improves support for OS X 10.11 El Capitan and adds support for Unicode 8.0, which introduces 7,716 new characters. (€29.99 new, free update, 4.5 MB)

 

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16:00
Keychain 101: Getting Started with Apple’s Password...

Keychain is a great option for your Mac and has been for some time. Now, through iCloud, you can have access to your Keychain entries on your iOS device.


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14:15
An iPhone 6s That Can Record 4K Video Means a 4K...

It's been reported, according to sources, that the iPhone 6s family will have the ability to record 4K video. Apple sells a 5K iMac. So why wouldn't a next generation Apple TV have the ability to display 4K video? John Martellaro makes the case.


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13:53
Drive Genius 4: $49.99

Sometimes keeping your Mac's harddrive healthy takes more than Disk Utility, and that's where Drive Genius 4 comes in. You can use it to find and fix a long list of issues, build bootable maintenance drives, improve your Mac's overall performance, remove duplicate files, look for corrupted files and folders, and more. Drive Genius 4 works with OS X 10.8 and newer. It's regularly priced at $99, but you can pick it up for 49% off at $49.99 thanks to TMO's deal.


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13:43
News: Apple to drop first-gen Apple TV, iPod classic...

Apple will be discontinuing support for another series of its older products, which are being moved to “Obsolete” status as of September 8th,

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