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Wednesday August 12

11:24
Intel modems may be in up to half of next-gen iPhone...

Chipmaker Intel may have won as much as half of the orders for modems in Apple's next-generation iPhones shipping this fall, an analyst with Northland Capital Markets claimed on Wednesday.

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11:07
Removing the 140-character limit from Direct...

Twitter:

While Twitter is largely a public experience, Direct Messages let you have private conversations about the memes, news, movements, and events that unfold on Twitter. Each of the hundreds of millions of Tweets sent across Twitter every day is an opportunity for you to spark a conversation about what’s happening in your world. That’s why we’ve made a number of changes to Direct Messages over the last few months. Today’s change is another big step towards making the private side of Twitter even more powerful and fun.

I honestly don’t know if this is a good thing or not.

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10:58
Happy Hour Podcast 027 | Possible Sept. 9 iPhone...

Along with the recent release of iOS 9 beta 5, a recent report suggests the new iPhone and Apple TV could be announced in early September. Along with that, Apple announces massive numbers for its streaming music service and Google has completely restructured the company. The Happy Hour podcast is available for download on iTunes and through our dedicated RSS feed...

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10:44
Apple planning new flagship store in Chicago, could...

Apple is reportedly set to move its store on Chicago's famous Michigan Avenue down the street into a new riverfront location, with a "mostly below ground" design that will mimic that of its iconic Fifth Avenue location in New York.

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10:33
Apple sponsoring Code2040 fellowship program with...

Apple this year will be platinum sponsor of Code2040’s fellowship program geared toward increasing diversity in the tech industry, the company shared with Buzzfeed. Through its sponsorship, Apple will hire 10 of the fellowship program’s 80 students as paid interns working at the company’s Cupertino headquarters.

Denise Young Smith, Apple’s VP of Worldwide Human Resources, said the partnership with Code2040 will offer new opportunities to young Latino/as and African-Americans:...

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10:19
Thunderstrike2 Details Revealed

An anonymous reader writes: Prior to DefCon and BlackHat, we learned that Trammell Hudson had developed a firmware worm for Apple machines that could spread over Thunderbolt hardware accessories. Now that both conferences have finished, Hudson has published slides and an annotated transcript detailing how the worm works. A brief quote: "Thunderstrike 2 takes advantage of four older, previously disclosed vulnerabilities. These had all been known and fixed on other platforms, but not on Apple's MacBooks. ... Speed Racer (Incorrect BIOS_CNTL configuration, 2014, VU#766164), Darth Venamis (S3 boot script injection, 2014, VU#976132) Snorlax (Flash configuration is not set after S3 sleep, 2013 VU#577140) and PrinceHarming (2015) Unsigned Option ROMs (2007, 2012). ... While we're looking at Apple specifically in this research, the overall message is that many vendors are not keeping up to date and are not responding to CERT, especially if it requires effort to port or test vulnerabilities...

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10:12
Everybody Can Run - Not Walk - to the Rapture


With the post-apocalyptic adventure game Everybody's Gone to the Rapture, Sony may have a cult classic on its hands. The PlayStation 4 exclusive became available Tuesday. The Chinese Room, a game development studio that previously worked exclusively on PC and Mac titles, developed Everybody's Gone to the Rapture with the support of Sony and SCE's Santa Monica Studio. The independent game bears similarities to The Chinese Room's Dear Esther, an adventure game in which a novelist explores a mainly deserted island.

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10:00
Apple joins official NFC Forum as a sponsor, takes...

9to5Mac:

Apple has joined the official NFC Forum as a top-tier sponsor. Along with the sponsorship role, Apple has joined the forum’s Board of Directors, according to the forum’s official website.

With representation and sponsorship of the forum, Apple will be able to help advance the development of NFC chips across the industry and develop new NFC-based products at a quicker pace.

Apple has joined multiple industry forums for key components over the past several years, and the Cupertino-based company is a core member of both the USB and Bluetooth connectivity organizations.

This will undoubtedly help drive even more innovation in NFC. Apple waited to implement the protocol until they had the device to really take advantage of it. Now that they do, they are looking to use their directorship to drive further development in ways beneficial to the company.

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09:46
Slide Over and Split View multitasking for iPad in...

iMore:

iOS 9 takes multitasking from the background and puts it right up front on the iPad.

Apple calls it Multitasking for iPad. The iPad, of course, has always multitasked at the system level, and over the years has gained background tasks and refresh and other forms of third-party multitasking as well. With iOS 9, however, the iPad is getting more than just the ability to do multiple things at once—it’s getting the ability to show multiple apps at once. It’s getting Slide Over and Split View.

Both Slide Over and Split View allow you to have two apps on-screen at the same time—a “primary” app and a “secondary” app. The primary app is the one you start with, full screen. The secondary app is the one you bring in that either overlays a part of the screen in Slide Over or takes over part of the screen in Split View.

This new functionality might actually get me using my iPad more. It’s been gathering dust since I got the iPhone 6 plus but Slide Over and...

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09:16
Apple joins NFC Forum, will help shape future of...

Apple this week officially joined the NFC Forum, a nonprofit industry association that promotes the short-range wireless technology essential to secure mobile payment services, including Apple Pay.

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09:15
Alphabear for iOS rewards big words and big bears...

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

This special stage already has stone barriers impeding your path, but there’s still room to spell out long words.

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08:47
Apple Pay challenger CurrentC could postpone launch...

MCX's CurrentC mobile payment platform may not officially launch until 2016, since the consortium is working to get things right, CEO Brian Mooney said in an interview published on Wednesday.

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08:47
PS World Deals: $600 off 13" MacBook Air, $300...

In recognition of the 2015 Photoshop World conference, B&H Photo this week is aggressively discounting some Macs and Photography-related gear, knocking $600 off a fully-loaded 13" MacBook Air, $300 off a key iMac 5K model, $300-$900 off select Mac Pros, $520-$600 off some MacBook Pros, $40-$45 off WD Passport Drives, 10-30% off photography gear, and more.

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08:15
Rite Aid to accept Apple Pay beginning Saturday,...

Rite Aid has apparently gone for both CurrentC and Apple Pay.

Last year, when a group of retailers disabled their Merchant Customer Exchange devices in favor of the upcoming CurrentC payment system, it was unknown as to whether they’d opt for Apple Pay. Drug store chains CVS and Rite Aid were among the first to block Apple Pay support after initially accepting it. Now, drug store chain Rite Aid is ending that blockade as it announced today that it will officially accept Apple Pay starting this weekend.

Beginning Saturday, August 15th, Rite Aid will turn on support for Apple Pay, Google Wallet, and Android Pay at almost 4,600 locations around the country. Competing...

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07:54
This is Nifty: App in the Air

This could prove useful.

AITA Limited’s App in the Air allows you to keep tabs on your flight and offers real time status updates, airport tips and in-airport navigation maps, flight profile with all your flights logged. The app can also work offline, tracking gate changes and flight status updates and delivering them via SMS.

The app currently supports the Apple Watch, with American, Delta, United, Southwest, Air Canada, JetBlue, Alaska, WestJet, Aeromexico and Spirit for its American airlines, over 1,000 international airlines, all major US airports, the busiest world airports and the various airline alliances.

App in the Air is available for free and requires iOS 8.0 or later to install...

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07:37
Apple Pay competitor CurrentC may not launch until...

Re/code:

CurrentC, the payments app being created by a consortium of big retailers known as MCX, may not launch widely this year as originally planned, MCX CEO Brian Mooney told Re/code in an interview on Tuesday. The company will begin a public pilot of its app in Columbus, Ohio in a few weeks and will not rush a wider rollout if the product is not ready, he said.

“This is a long game,” Mooney said. “Certainly going faster is always better — that’s not necessarily a debatable point. But we’re going to do it right.”

I don’t think there’s much doubt, after RiteAid and Best Buy and others have changed their plans, that CurrentC, at least in its present form, is DOA.

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07:33
Today is “Vinyl Record Day”

Vinyl Record Day:

Vinyl Record Day is dedicated to the preservation of the cultural influence, the recordings and the cover art of the vinyl record, celebrating our fondest music with friends and family.

Today is the day Edison invented the phonograph in 1877. Do you remember the first (or last) vinyl record you bought? For me, it was Rush’s “Bastille Day”.

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07:27
US carriers' move to installment plans seen...

The shift of U.S. carriers from contract subsidies to installment pricing for smartphones could speed up upgrade cycles for Apple's iPhone, according to a new memo by financial services firm Piper Jaffray.

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07:04
External Link: Marco Arment Explains Why People...

With Apple giving developers the capability to block Web content in iOS 9 and OS X 10.10 El Capitan, ad-blocking has become a hot topic, with many content creators complaining that it robs them of revenue. But blogger and developer Marco Arment, who himself relies on ad revenue, has decided to block ads. The reason: increasingly invasive ad-tracking that strips users of privacy. Arment argues that users cannot possibly consent to automatic tracking of everywhere they go on the Web. Arment calls on publishers to reject privacy-invading ads, even if it “won’t be a clean, easy transition.”

 

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07:00
Don't bet on the 'iPad Pro' being a...

TIME says its research shows that computer buyers like businesspeople and students still want a traditional laptop rather than a "hybrid" device — a two-in-one gadget that works as both a laptop and tablet. Still, the magazine thinks that Apple is working on such a device. I think TIME is wrong.

The publication surmises that the upcoming 12.9-inch "iPad Pro" (which, keep in mind, has not been officially confirmed) will come with a keyboard accessory and can be used either as a desktop or a laptop, as well as a tablet. "Apple’s influence on the PC market is so great that if Apple endorsed the 2-in-1 idea in any way, it could validate the category as it did with MP3 players, smartphones and tablets beforehand," says TIME.

I think the iPad Pro will have an optional keyboard (as well as an optional stylus), but will most certainly be a tablet. It will be able to perform basic computing tasks such as word processing...

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06:39
Prosecutors press on with 'think of the...

Law enforcement officials have continued to make their case?against the new, heftier encryption introduced last year by Apple and Google for their respective mobile operating systems, charging once again that the changes are standing in the way of capturing murderers, pedophiles, sex traffickers, and terrorists.

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06:26
Apple leads in key countries even as the tablet...

Whatever happened to the post-PC era with tablets slowing replacing traditional personal computers? Tablet shipments continued to decline in the second quarter of 2015, falling 11% year on year to 42.5 million units, although Apple's iPad still dominates, according to the Canalys research group.

The top five countries accounted for half the world’s tablet shipments and Apple led in all but one, Brazil. The Cupertino, California-based company is well placed to continue leading the market for the time being.

After three years of explosive growth, the tablet market peaked in the fourth quarter of 2013, going into decline a year later. Tablet shipments fell in every worldwide region in the second quarter 2015, "with no reason to believe that growth will return in the short term," says Canalys.

Sales in high-growth markets are dwindling as large-screen smart phones grow in...

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06:00
Apple might choose to ignore Intel's mobile...

Intel has announced plans to release a laptop version of its Xeon processor. It's possible we'll see them pop up in the most powerful MacBook Pros ever, though Apple would have to make some compromises in regards to battery power.

Intel says the Xeon Processor E3-1500M v5 Product Family is "designed for the professional who needs workstation-class capabilities in a portable device." This sounds like a perfect fit for creative pros who use Mac laptops for tasks like rendering 3D models or doing heavy duty video editing. What's more, this family of processors is based on the next gen Skylake architecture that MacBook Pro users have been anxiously awaiting.

Intel's Xeon-based mobile workstations will have key features such as error-correcting code memory that automatically detects and repairs errors on-the-fly that cause data corruption and system crashes for peace-of-mind reliability. These new systems will also...

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04:41
Microsoft announces preview of new Skype for...

If you’ve felt that Microsoft’s Skype for Business iOS app was lagging behind the consumer app in terms of visual appeal and ease of use, the company has been working on correcting that. Microsoft says that the latest version of its enterprise-oriented app is now available for preview, before its rollout later in the year.

  • Larger buttons make it easier to mute, add participants and manage your call.
  • Video, which now fills the screen, brings you closer to your colleagues.
  • We made it easier to navigate between video and content with just one tap by simplifying the IM, video and content panes. While you can still view content in...
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04:09
Rdio iOS app live-streaming 460 traditional AM/FM...

Rdio has likely been feeling the squeeze from the launch of Apple Music, and is today adding live streams of 460 traditional AM/FM radio stations, reports the Los Angeles Times.

The rollout, which starts Wednesday, includes 460 stations owned and operated by stakeholder Atlanta-based Cumulus Media Inc [including] long-running stations such as Cumulus’ KLOS-FM (95.5) in Los Angeles and KFOG-FM (104.5) in San Francisco, along with talk radio and sports outlets … 

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Tuesday August 11

21:06
Here are the songs, artists, and genres being played...

When Beats 1 launched earlier this summer, two of the things Apple and its hosts were adamant about were that the station had no specific genre and that it was meant to be a global representation of music. Looking to investigate Apple’s success at following through with those goals, Quartz has analyzed all of the songs played on Beats 1 during a one month period from early July to early August…

The collected data shows that during that one month survey of the songs played on Beats 1, hip-hop was the most popular genre, with alternative coming in at a close second. Too much hip-hop has been a complaint regarding the station, with it seemingly being the...

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19:28
real madrid enfants

Forums: SoftwareTags: maillot de foot pas cher 2015

Messi encore une fois au milieu de la première moitié avant de la zone réglementée pour afficher leurs compétences Lingboweibu, tout droit sorti après les deux offensant incité à commettre, mais le juge de ligne de hors-jeu sifflé controversée Suarez quand collusion Mathieu traverse (deux en parallèle), sinon Barca les 45 premières minutes en 4 boules. Hat-trick de l'ouverture de la saison, l'équipe de Barcelone dans l'histoire des trois seuls dans laquelle Cesar avait deux duo brésilien Romario et Rivaldo chacun dos, mais quand Messi coup franc 89 minutes à nouveau...

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17:53
Apple adds Maps flyover locations

Flyovers are very cool.

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16:56
Apple expands Maps Flyover coverage to 20 cities in...

Apple on Tuesday updated its Maps Flyover availability webpage to reflect the addition of 21 cities including multiple destinations in France and a handful of sites in Mexico, among others.

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16:34
Apple adds 20 new 3D Flyover cities to Maps across...

Apple today has updated its feature availability webpage to add 20 new locations to its 3D Flyover feature in Maps. Flyover, for those unfamiliar offers high resolution 3D imagery of locations via the Apple Maps app. Earlier this summer, Apple expanded Flyover to seven new locations and with today’s 20 new additions, the feature is now supported at more than 160 locations. Today’s new additions include cities in Austria, Denmark, Puerto Rico, France, Italy, Sweden, Japan, and more. The full list of additions can be seen below:

  • Graz, Austria
  • Aarhus, Denmark
  • Cadiz, Spain
  • Ensenada, Mexico
  • Loreto, Mexico
  • Bobbio, Italy
  • Turin, Italy
  • Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Malmo, Sweden
  • Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
  • Sapporo, Japan
  • Rapid City, SD
  • Millau, France
  • Nice, France
  • Strasbourg, France
  • Omaha...
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16:25
El Capitan file hints at faster iPad mini 4 with...

One of iOS 9’s marquee additions is support for split-screen applications on the iPad. This allows users to operate two iPad applications simultaneously, side-by-side. However, due to processor limitations of older iPad models, the full 50/50 split-view functionality is currently only present on the iPad Air 2 thanks to the device’s A8X processor. However, with the help of developer Hamza Sood, we...

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16:23
Leaked Intel Skylake-U roadmap reveals CPUs likely...

A set of supposedly leaked specifications for Intel's upcoming Skylake processor lineup made its way to the Web on Tuesday, offering what could be the first peek at what users can expect from Apple's next-generation MacBook Air products.

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15:35
Two new iPhone identifiers discovered by ad tracking...

Mobile app marketing firm Fiksu on Tuesday discovered two new iPhone device identifiers in its dataset for July, suggesting Apple's tests of next-generation hardware do not include a rumored low-end model dubbed "iPhone 6C."

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15:30
AWT News Update: August 11, 2015

It's raining again in the high desert plains near Denver, but that didn't keep us from recording today's Apple World Today News Update:

  • Salesforce is taking wearables very seriously, outing 20 new Watch apps and providing details on five of them
  • Some iOS 9 beta testers are beginning to see Wi-Fi Calling appear on their AT&T phones
  • The devaluation of the Chinese currency today had a negative effect on shares of Apple
  • Fiksu is starting to see signs of two new iPhones, not three...

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Hi, I’m Steve Sande from Apple World Today, and this is the AWT News Update for August 11, 2015.

Salesforce is a company that is taking wearable technology very seriously, and today it...

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15:29
Next-generation iPhone 8,1 & iPhone 8,2 appear...

Several contradicting reports have come out recently regarding the possibility of Apple introducing an iPhone 6c next month alongside its refreshed iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Now, Fiksu reports that it has seen two new iPhones in its web traffic logs for the month of July: iPhone 8,1 and iPhone 8,2. Notably missing is any device that could be the rumored iPhone 6c.

For those unaware, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus carried the iPhone 7,2 and iPhone 7,1 identifiers, respectively, while the iPhone 5c was represented as iPhone 5,3. Fisku’s data also notes that it is seeing the iPhone 8,1 and iPhone 8,2 use variety of popular apps,...

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15:13
Beats 1 Replay archive now available as dedicated...

A week after introducing Beats 1 Replays on Connect, Apple is now aggregating archived Beats 1 shows, including those hosted by celebrity DJs like Elton John, in a special Apple Music section.

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15:00
Report: iOS and Android enjoy similar loyalty rates

Research from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) shows that the past two years, Google Android and Apple iOS retained U.S. users at approximately the same rate. In activating a new phone, 82% of Android users and 78% of iOS users remained with their previous operating system.

“The dynamic between Apple iOS and Google Android is not well-understood,” says Josh Lowitz, partner and co-founder of CIRP. “Even the basic loyalty rate, the measure of how each operating system retains its own users, is not widely known. Conventional wisdom says the Apple ‘ecosystem’ promotes loyalty, while Android readily gives up users to iOS. Our analysis has a more nuanced view on operating system selection, and indicates Android user loyalty has caught up and even exceeds that of iOS.”



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14:53
Web traffic points to slow but steady Apple Watch...

As gauged by Web search traffic, interest in the Apple Watch has diminished considerably since the launch of the product in April but in a relatively smooth fashion, analysts with international financial firm UBS hinted on Tuesday.

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14:49
More details on Intel’s upcoming Skylake-U...

A few weeks back, details regarding Intel’s upcoming Skylake processors were revealed with promises including improved low power performance, improved battery life, and faster integrated graphics. At the time, the information was somewhat vague, only detailing the year-over-year advancements and performance improvements from Broadwell to Skylake chips. Today, however, FanlessTech has given us a more detailed look at the specifications of the Skylake U-Series of processors.

The first thing to note is that Intel has streamlined Skylake-U over...

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14:15
AT&T Wi-Fi calling starts rolling out for some...

AT&T on Tuesday started to rollout iPhone Wi-Fi calling support for devices running the latest beta version of iOS 9, with a number of users across the U.S. reporting successful activation of the new feature.

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13:27
Apple Store app finally updated with the option to...

The Apple Store app for iOS has finally gained the ability to checkout using gift cards. The feature has been inexplicably missing since the app debuted, but with the latest version users will now be able to import new Apple Store gift cards using their device’s camera or pull in existing cards from Passbook. The new option can be found at checkout and requires first entering the gift card’s PIN.

The feature also drops the old shopping cart icon and terminology in favor of the new “shopping bag” introduced with the recent overhaul of Apple’s website and online store.

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13:00
Parallels Access 3.0 available, includes Apple Watch...

For making remote connections to a Mac from an iOS device, there's probably no solution out there that's better than Parallels Access. Version 3.0 of Parallels Access has just become available -- both the iOS app and the Mac companion app -- and for those of you with Apple Watches, there's now a new Apple Watch companion app. 

Here's the word from Parallels on the new version:

“File Sharing — Share any file directly from your computer. No cloud storage required, no file size limit, no upload time wasted. Just get a link to a file on your computer and share it with your friends.
Apple Watch companion app — Now you can see your remote computer’s status, initiate a connection to it, and control media playback on remote computer, right from your wrist.
Gaming mode (experimental) — Special mode with easily accessible controls for modern computer games

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12:48
The PS Vita of Steam Machines arrives in 2016 for $...

The Steam Machine invasion is happening this fall. But while these computers are said to be more powerful than traditional consoles, such as the Xbox One or PlayStation 4, none of them are exactly portable. Smach Zero's device, however, is. Formerl...

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12:32
Looking for an Expert -

Forums: General Xsan Talk

I need an XSAN administrator. Badly. He

I am an IT consultant working with an ad agency with two edit suites. A year ago they wanted to upgrade from their working, 4 year old XSAN setup to a newer system. They were upgrading the edit suites and thought it was time to upgrade the storage as well. I hired a guy who suggested NFS and we have crashed and burned hard. NFS never met our needs, and we want to re-deploy and slowly, over time, upgrade our XSAN equipment.

We have a Promise VTrak E610f, a G-Technology 16 bay 3U unit. We used to use Xserves as the MDCs, but our new edit suites run Yosemite, and our 2008 xserves can't run anything newer than 10.7. We have two Mac Pros, from 2008 that DO run Yosemite, so our plan is to use them as MDCs for now.

We want to get the XSAN working with our existing hardware, then slowly...

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12:14
Prosecutors Op-Ed: Phone Encryption Blocks Justice

New submitter DaDaDaaaaa writes: The New York Times features a joint op-ed piece by prosecutors from Manhattan, Paris, London and Spain, in which they decry the default use by Apple and Google of full disk encryption in their latest smartphone OSes (iOS 8 and Android Lollipop, respectively). They talk about the murder scene of a father of six, where an iPhone 6 and a Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge were found. "An Illinois state judge issued a warrant ordering Apple and Google to unlock the phones and share with authorities any data therein that could potentially solve the murder. Apple and Google replied, in essence, that they could not — because they did not know the user's passcode. The homicide remains unsolved. The killer remains at large." They make a case for lawmakers to force Apple and Google to include backdoors into their smartphone operating systems. One has to wonder about the legitimate uses of full disk encryption, which can protect good people from harm, and them from having...

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12:00
Speck CandyShell Wrap for iPhone 6 / 6 Plus:...

Speck Candyshell wrap case photo ©2015 steven sande

My iPhone 6 Plus spends most of its time in one of two places: the left front pocket of my pants or on its charging stand at night. It’s fairly well protected, and I’m careful to never put anything else in that pocket that could scratch the phone. If you’re one of those people who throws your iPhone into a purse, backpack, briefcase, jacket pocket or glove compartment where it could easily be scratched, you might want to consider Speck’s new CandyShell Wrap case for iPhone 6 (US$49.95) and iPhone 6 Plus ($59.95). However, I found the cases to be too expensive, slick and clumsy to be worthy of a good rating.

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11:28
The British Library has released a million free...

Mental Floss:

The British Library is the largest library collection in the world, with more than 170 million items in its catalogue.

The collections are generated by the so-called “Mechanical Curator”, which randomly chooses images from public domain books from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. Better yet, every image links back to a PDF of the source book so you can determine the full context. The sheer volume of images means it’s impossible for the institution to organise them alone, and so part of the project is a request that users help identify and tag the content. Essentially, you get to contribute to the British Library’s curation.

Do not go to The British Library’s Flickr page unless you have a lot of free time. It’s an absolute time suck.

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11:26
Rumors of a new 4-inch iPhone 6c just won't die

Apple’s iPhone event, rumored to be held September 9, is going to be jam-packed with new products if the spate of leaks we’re hearing are true. The latest: Apple has an iPhone 6c on deck, and it could be the 4-inch version many are dreaming of.

The rumor comes from noted leaker Evan Blass, who isn’t often wrong about these things.

Sounds like iPhone 6s, 6s Plus, and 6c will all arrive concurrently.

— Evan Blass (@evleaks) August 11, 2015

So the leak is light on details, but we have some ideas on what an iPhone 6c might offer.

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11:15
The hidden editing power of Photos for OS X

Macworld:

Photos for OS X is designed to appeal to a broad audience, with simple editing tools that let anyone improve their photographs. But is that it? Even though it’s a 1.0 product (replacing iPhoto and Aperture), a lot of editing power is actually hidden beneath that user-friendly surface.

I’m a happy Lightroom user and won’t touch Photos for OS X with a ten foot pole but this article does a good job of explaining what kind of editing you can expect to find in the app.

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11:00
Rite Aid to accept Apple Pay

Rite Aid announced today that all of the Company’s nearly 4,600 stores nationwide will begin accepting mobile payments, including Apple Pay and Google Wallet, starting Saturday, August 15.

The significance here is that Rite Aid was a supporter of CurrentC. Clearly that didn’t work out so well for them.

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11:00
My prediction: no 4-inch 'iPhone 6c' is...

A new rumor says Apple will introduce an "iPhone 6c" along with an iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s Plus this year, but I don’t see it happening, especially in a four-inch form factor.

I think Apple will keep the iPhone 5s in its line-up for those who don’t want the larger iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus. The latest rumors of an “iPhone mini” are far from the first.

In January 2013, the Strategy Analytics research group predicted that Apple would introduce a smaller, cheaper “iPhone mini” for users of lower-end smartphones. In June 2013, DigiTimes said Apple would soon release an inexpensive smartphone with a plastic chassis.

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10:54
Apple price demands for next-gen iPhone's...

Apple is asking Samsung and TSMC to accept price cuts on orders of A9 chips for its new iPhones, but TSMC's inclination to decline could result in the supplier having to scale back production capacity, a new rumor claimed on Tuesday.

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10:38
How Do We Fix Twitter?

Twitter could be nearing a crisis point. How can the company bring in more users and curb bad behavior? Josh Centers offers some ideas to start the conversation.

 

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10:29
BMW looks at whether Google’s Alphabet infringes...

BMW on Tuesday said it was looking into whether Google infringed any trademark rights after the Silicon Valley-based group set up a new company called Alphabet, which is also the name of a BMW subsidiary.

“We are examining whether there are any implications over trademarks,” a BMW spokeswoman said on Tuesday. The spokeswoman said there were currently no plans to take legal steps against Google.

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10:22
The current state of HTML5/CSS3 browser support

This is a very important topic for many people, especially when considering what technologies to implement on the Internet.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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10:10
iOS 9 poised to be 'game changer' as ad...

With this fall's release of iOS 9, Apple will allow users to natively block content in mobile Safari for the first time --?a change which at least one study believes will be a "game changer" in an industry that already costs publishers more than $20 billion per year.

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09:55
External Link: Rite Aid Surrenders to Apple Pay

Retailer Rite Aid, which last year blocked Apple Pay at its cash registers, has decided to officially accept both Apple Pay and Google’s Android Pay. Rite Aid had blocked Apple Pay due to its allegiance to the Merchant Customer Exchange (MCX) and its CurrentC payment system, but many retailers in the MCX, such as Best Buy, have since welcomed Apple Pay. CurrentC has yet to launch.

 

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The Week in Mac Apps: Carrot brings witty weather to...

Bask in the glorious warmth of the partly-obscured sun!

A popular iOS app thunders into this week’s roundup of new Mac apps, bringing a not-so-sunny disposition and forecasts with personality. We also bring you apps for managing your audio sources, getting rid of photos you don’t need, and more.

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It never fails: Connect more than one speaker to your Mac, and the sound is guaranteed to always come out of the wrong one.

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27 libraries to visit in your lifetime

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We’ve rounded up some of the best libraries around the world that offer not only an impressive collection of reading material, but also boast unique architecture.

From an 8th-century monastery in Switzerland to a library with hanging bookshelves in Mexico City, here are the libraries that every book worm should visit.

I still remember going to the Halifax Library as a kid and marvelling at all the books. To this day, I love these kinds of expansive, beautiful libraries. I was surprised to see Vancouver’s Public Library on this list. While its outside is interesting, it’s interior is fairly pedestrian and not nearly as spectacular as many of the libraries pictured.

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External Link: Google Is Dead; Long Live Google

No, this is not an April Fool: Google, the publicly traded company, will soon be no more. Later this year, it will be reorganized as Alphabet, with Google being a subsidiary of Alphabet. Google co-founder and current CEO Larry Page will be the CEO of Alphabet, while current Product Chief Sundar Pichai will become CEO of Google. Google will focus on ads, Android, apps, maps, search, and YouTube, while side projects like Fiber, Google Ventures, the mysterious Google X, and Nest will be managed outside of the Google entity.

 

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Apple Pay holdout Rite Aid folds, will accept Apple...

US drugstore chain Rite Aid announced today that on August 15, its 4,600 stores will begin accepting Apple Pay and Google Wallet payments. This is a turnaround from last year, when both Rite Aid and CVS disabled support for Apple Pay due to an exclusivity clause in an agreement with contactless pay competitor MCX. 

MCX is a consortium that started its own contactless pay system called CurrentC in 2012, and for many of the original companies that signed on with the consortium at that time, the three-year exclusivity deal is coming to a close. 

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09:02
One stat the ad industry should be freaking out about

Fortune:

Ad-blocking software is estimated to cost websites nearly $22 billion in ad revenue this year.

Software that blocks digital ads will cost online publishers nearly $22 billion in advertising revenue this year, according to a new study.

That figure comes by way of a new study from Adobe Systems Page Fair, an Irish startup that caters to websites and advertisers looking to avoid those so-called “ad-blocking” practices.

As a content creator, this is a disturbing statistic (and one I take with a truckload of salt because of the inherent bias in the study’s creator) but it’s a problem brought on by the industry itself. If ads hadn’t gotten so intrusive and obnoxious, perhaps their intended recipients wouldn’t be working so hard to avoid them. And it’s only going to get worse for both sides.

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08:53
Tim Cook, Eric Schmidt, Y Combinator invest in Nebia...

Venturebeat:

The startup, backed by a rare lineup — Tim Cook, Schmidt’s Family Foundation, Y Combinator — launched preorders for its first product, a shower-head, on Kickstarter last night. The size of Nebia’s seed round was not shared, but Y Combinator is known to invest at least $120,000 by default. Nebia aims to raise at least $100,000 more on Kickstarter.

But Nebia isn’t just out to create some pricy shower system. CEO Philip Winter claims the device uses 70 percent less water than a traditional shower, and he hopes to scale the product to a point where it’s cheap enough to bring to developing markets.

I’ve been very vocal about my dislike of Kickstarter projects in general but I love showers even more than I hate Kickstarter. This idea is very clever, looks great and, as someone who is always looking for a better shower experience (and to use less water), it’s something I am very interested in. I’ve backed this project.

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08:30
How to see your passwords in Mac OS X Keychain

I store my various passwords for websites, wireless networks, certificates and more in Mac OS X Keychain. It's very handy as I found out this week when I needed to verify a password that I thought I knew (I was wrong). Here's how you can view all your passwords in Keychain.

  • Go to the Applications folder, then go to the Utilities folder. Launch the Keychain Access app. 
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08:23
Rite Aid to begin taking Apple Pay, other wireless...

Pharmacy chain Rite Aid on Tuesday annnounced that starting August 15, all of its U.S. stores will begin offering Apple Pay and other wireless payment options, marking a turnaround for a company that last year intentionally blocked Apple's mobile payment system.

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08:15
Rite Aid back on board with Apple Pay as CurrentC...

Rite Aid has payment terminals capable of accepting Apple Pay transactions, but the drugstore chain turned off support for near-field communication when Apple launched its mobile payment service last October. But times change, CurrentC exclusivity agreements expire, and now Rite Aid is back on board with Apple Pay.

On August 15, all of the company’s 4,600 locations will start accepting mobile payments from Apple Pay, Google Wallet, and Android Pay, Google’s upcoming Apple Pay-esque mobile payment service.

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08:10
NASA’s “Spot the Station” alert tells you when the...

NASA:

As the third brightest object in the sky the space station is easy to see if you know when to look up.

NASA’s Spot The Station service gives you a list of upcoming sighting opportunities for thousands of locations worldwide, and will let you sign up to receive notices of opportunities in your email inbox or cell phone. The space station looks like a fast-moving plane in the sky, but it is dozens of times higher than any airplane and traveling thousands of miles an hour faster. It is bright enough that it can even be seen from the middle of a city!

Obviously, the times of overflight vary and you likely won’t see every sighting but it is still kind of cool to get an email or SMS, go outside, look up and see the bright ISS transiting your night sky.

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07:53
Rumor: Apple to release “iPhone 6c” alongside “...

It’s a rumor, but it’s a rumor that essentially puts a small, medium and large next-gen iPhone in your hands so that everyone is happy with the size of the device.

The new word around the camp fire is that Apple will release a smaller “iPhone 6c” as well as ship the device in a variety of colors alongside the flagship models.

The rumor comes from Evan Blass, whose @evleaks Twitter account has been the source of numerous accurate leaks in the past.

Apple is expected to hold a media event on Sept. 9 to unveil its latest iPhone lineup. The company’s flagship “iPhone 6s” and “iPhone 6s Plus” are expected to feature Force Touch input,...

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07:31
MacKeeper customers now eligible to receive full...

Call it karma.

Customers of the MacKeeper have until November 30th to file a claim for a full refund as a result of a proposed class-action lawsuit settlement. Given the terms of the deal, only customers who bought the software for July 8th are eligible.

The class action suit accused MacKeeper’s original developer, ZeoBIT, of deceptively advertising the program and making false claims about what it could fix. It was filed in May 2014 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

Under the proposed settlement, ZeoBIT will put US$2 million into a fund for those who want a refund. But ZeoBIT will admit no fault as...

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07:12
Rumor: Apple to launch three new iPhones...

While a new "iPhone 6s" series is widely expected to be unveiled next month, rumors of a so-called "iPhone 6c" have been less certain. But one rumor published on Tuesday claims that a new, colorful iPhone lineup will indeed launch alongside the latest flagship models.

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06:49
China's yuan devaluation could hurt Apple sales...

The Chinese government's decision to deliberately devalue the yuan on Tuesday could have a serious impact on sales of the iPhone and other Apple products, but under the right conditions prove a boon to suppliers like Hon Hai/Foxconn and Pegatron, analysts said.

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06:16
Future Smart Cases could attach to an iPad via a...

Future iPad Smart Cases from Apple may have a power connector between the case and the tablet and to provide illuminated notifications. Apple has been granted a patent (number 9,104,371) by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office for an "integrated visual notification system in an accessory device."

Apple notes that, currently, the Smart Case covers the iPad screen, so there's no visual way for the tablet to provide notifications to the user while the screen protector overlays the display. The case also uses magnetic coupling instead of a power connector. 

The patent involves a connector configured to receive electrical power and a control signal between the Smart Case and the iPad. Apple says that, by providing a data and power connection between the tablet and the accessory device, the iPad's processor can "command" illumination elements disposed in Smart Case to be illuminated. 

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06:09
Apple CEO Tim Cook among first investors in water...

The makers of a new water conserving shower head can count Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook among their first investors, who took a personal stake in the company after trying the eco-friendly product.

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05:49
We may yet see Apple products make of a Liquidmetal...

We may yet see Apple products make of an alloy from Liquidmetal as evidenced by two newly published patents. Liquidmetal is the commercial name for a series of amorphous metal alloys. It's the brand name as opposed to the actual name of the material.

Also known as Vitreloy, this group of alloys were developed at the California Institute of Technology and have since been marketed by Liquidmetal Technologies. The alloy has high tensile strength, great corrosion resistance, wear resistance and an almost elastic quality allowing a slow release of stored energy.

Last year Apple renewed its exclusive rights to use Liquidmetal Technologies’ unique metal alloys in its line of products, according to a document filed with the SEC. In 2010, Apple struck a deal with Liquidmetal Technologies, a California-based company that holds patents on new metal and alloy designs, for essentially...

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KGI: Force Touch won't be enough to drive...

Apple may not be able to convince many users to upgrade to its next-generation iPhone if Force Touch is the only major addition, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes, which could lead to the first ever year-over-year contraction in iPhone sales.

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Study: Apple's lead in enterprise mobility...

Apple's dominance in the enterprise mobility marketplace waned during the second quarter on a precipitous drop in tablet marketshare, the balance of which went to devices running Android and Windows, according to mobility solutions firm Good Technology.

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Hacker Demos $30 Gizmo That Unlocks Keyless Car,...


Infamous security researcher Sammy Kamkar last week demonstrated a gadget that can intercept wireless signals to unlock cars and garage doors. Kamkar showed off the device, which cost him just $32 to make, at the DefCon conference in Las vegas. Dubbed "RollJam," the wallet-sized gadget works like this: When the gizmo senses a signal from a key fob used to open a vehicle or garage door, it prevents the signal from reaching the door, while at the same time intercepting and storing the unlock code emitted by the fob.

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KGI predicts zero or negative growth for next iPhone...

KGI – which has an excellent track record – has predicted a strong possibility of either zero or negative growth of iPhone sales in Q4 2015. The investment note cited by Taiwanese site Apple Daily (via GforGames) forecasts that Apple will sell between 65M and 75M iPhones, compared to 74.5M in the same quarter last year.

KGI bases its pessimistic prediction on two factors. First, the weak state of the Chinese economy. Second, the very same argument I made in...

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China’s devaluation of its currency plus strong...

China’s decision to devalue its currency – leading to its biggest one-day loss in 20 years – could add to the effect of a strong dollar to hit Apple’s earnings from the country, warn analysts. The value of the yuan dropped 1.9% against the dollar, and a change in the way its value is determined by the Chinese central bank means that further decreases in value are more likely.

Analysts warn that Apple either needs to absorb the difference – reducing its margins on Chinese sales – or increase prices in the country, weakening demand, reports the ...

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Freemium Field Test: Angry Birds 2 is a somewhat...

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

Angry Birds 2 is long overdue. Sure, we had Seasons and Rio pretty quickly after the original game, plus Space and...

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5 weird iOS keyboards for expressing your wacky self

Are you getting bored of using the same emoji over and over again on your iPhone, and looking for new ways to express yourself? (Come on, there’s only so many times you can use the hair-flip, hands-up, and twinning girls.) We’ve found five iOS keyboards that will have you laughing out loud, as you send your friends some of the weirdest messages ever conceived by an iPhone user. 

Whether you are a Trekkie or a Lil’ Wayne fan, we hope you get a kick out of these wacky third-party keyboards for iOS. They include:

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Larry Page explains Google and Alphabet

Nothing like hearing the vision directly from the top man at Google.

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Google’s new OS for the Internet of things

Sundar Pichai, Google’s senior vice president of Chrome and App, said the company developed Brillo, a stripped down version of Android that will run on battery-powered connected devices and Weave, a communications standard that will let developers build programs that allow these connected devices to communication.

Does this mean malware can now infest your home?

∞ Read this on The Loop

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Here's what you'll be able to do with...

If you are to believe one iPhone-related rumor this summer, you should probably put your money on the incorporation of Force Touch.

Several sources have reported that Apple is eager to bring the new functionality to its next iPhone, and new details have just surfaced as to how you’ll be able to use Force Touch on the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus. According 9to5Mac, Force Touch on iOS has been designed to give users a new shortcut to navigate through the iPhone screen options, instead of just tapping and swiping. The report also claims that Force Touch for iOS devices is internally known as “Orb,” and that the feature could appear in the...

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15:30
AWT News Update: August 10, 2015

Stormy weather hit the Colorado office of AWT today, and while it was raining cats, dogs, and buffalo, some other hot news items were taking place:

  • Google now has a parent company, Alphabet. 
  • Amex corporate cards are now usable under Apple Pay
  • Did you buy MacKeeper at some point? You'll be eligible for a refund thanks to a settlement in a class action lawsuit.
  • Force Touch is apparently a feature on the upcoming (and rumored) iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus. 

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Google announces major restructuring with new parent...

Google has announced a major restructuring of the entire organization, starting with the creation of an all-new company called Alphabet, Inc., which will now serve as the parent company of Google and all of its previous projects.

The Google brand will be “slimmed down” and focus on web products like Search and Gmail, with SVP of Android/Chrome/Google Apps Sundar Pichai serving as CEO. Other endeavours like health research, will belong to other companies that will be broken out of Google.

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15:08
Google spawns new parent company, Alphabet, splits...

Google on Monday announced a major corporate restructuring, including the creation of a new parent company, Alphabet, under which Google will be just one of several subsidiaries.

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15:04
MacKeeper to pay out $2M in proposed class action...

The original developers of much maligned Mac security software MacKeeper have agreed to a $2 million settlement in a class action lawsuit over deceptive claims and false advertisement, with part of the sum set aside for customer refunds.

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14:30
My take on the Apple Watch after three months of use

I’ve now spent over three months with my Apple Watch. My thoughts, in a nutshell: I like it, but I certainly can't recommend it for everyone due to its price. And, of the many Apple devices I own, if I had to give up one, it would be the first to go.

That said, I do like having a wristwatch. Perhaps I’m simply indoctrinated after a lifetime of wearing one, but I enjoy being able to tell what time without pulling my iPhone out of my pocket.

Of course, buying an Apple Watch just to tell time would be like buying a 5K iMac with Retina display just to check your email. In other words, a waste of money.





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14:02
Google just announced a massive overhaul of its...

Business Insider:

Google just announced a brand new operating structure.

It is now a subsidiary of a company called Alphabet, which has Larry Page as CEO. The CEO of Google is Sundar Pichai.

“Alphabet Inc. will replace Google Inc. as the publicly-traded entity and all shares of Google will automatically convert into the same number of shares of Alphabet, with all of the same rights. Google will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Alphabet.”

This is blockbuster news breaking as we speak.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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13:53
IBM to Buy Watson a Pair of Eyes


IBM last week announced a $1 billion deal to acquire Merge Health, a provider of enterprise imaging and clinical system, with the goal of giving the supercomputer "eyes." Merge, which has operated in the health sector for two and a half decades, maintains a medical imaging management platform for archiving, accessing and sharing medical imagery. The incorporation of Merge into Watson Health will give medical professionals the ability to leverage Watson for assistance with analyzing X-rays, MRIs, angiograms, electrocardiograms, and other medical images.

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Spotify moving towards Premium-only music content...

Although it should continue to provide a free, ad-supported tier, Spotify is reportedly planning to limit some of its music content to Premium subscribers in reaction to pressure from record labels.

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Apple and Cisco have announced a partnership to create a “fast lane” for iOS business users by optimizing Cisco networks for iOS devices and apps. The alliance integrates iPhone with Cisco enterprise... Read more
Apple offering refurbished 2015 13-inch Retin...
The Apple Store is offering Apple Certified Refurbished 2015 13″ Retina MacBook Pros for up to $270 (15%) off the cost of new models. An Apple one-year warranty is included with each model, and... Read more
Apple refurbished 2015 MacBook Airs available...
The Apple Store has Apple Certified Refurbished 2015 11″ and 13″ MacBook Airs (the latest models), available for up to $180 off the cost of new models. An Apple one-year warranty is included with... Read more
21-inch iMacs on sale for up to $120 off MSRP
B&H Photo has 21″ iMacs on sale for up to $120 off MSRP including free shipping plus NY sales tax only: - 21″ 1.4GHz iMac: $999.99 $100 off - 21″ 2.7GHz iMac: $1199.99 $100 off - 21″ 2.9GHz iMac... Read more
5K iMacs on sale for up to $150 off MSRP, fre...
B&H Photo has the 27″ 3.3GHz 5K iMac on sale for $1899.99 including free shipping plus NY tax only. Their price is $100 off MSRP. They have the 27″ 3.5GHz 5K iMac on sale for $2149.99 $2199.99, $... Read more

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