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Thursday April 14

11:56
Apple hires NFL lobbyist and former Biden aide to...

Apple just added a big-league player to its executive lineup—literally. The company just named National Football League lobbyist Cynthia Hogan its vice president for public policy and government affairs in Washington DC, overseeing the Americas.

Politico

Cynthia Hogan starts at Apple on April 29.

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11:22
Apple probably won’t find out how the FBI hacked the...

The strange tale of the San Bernardino iPhone seems like it’s almost over, although it touched off a national debate about encryption that’s just getting started. Apple probably won’t find out what method was used by the third-party firm that broke into the iPhone 5c used by shooter Syed Rizwan Farook, reports Reuters.

The government says that the unidentified international firm that did the hack has legal ownership of the method, so while the FBI got the data it wanted, it’s unable to disclose the method to Apple. There’s actually a system in place, known as the Vulnerabilities Equities Process, that’s designed to evaluate flaws discovered by the government’s own agencies to determine if they should be disclosed to the technology companies who can patch them, or if the vulnerabilities can remain...

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11:16
PCWorld Show Episode 12: HTC 10, LG G5, poor PC sales

Jon, Jason, and Gordon discuss the latest mega smartphones, dismal PC sales, and whether you will soon have a 10-core CPU.

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11:06
Apple's 'Apps for Earth' promo...

Apple on Thursday launched "Apps for Earth," an App Store promotion which will direct all of the proceeds from a small collection of apps and in-app transactions to the World Wildlife Fund during the month of April.

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11:00
iPhone and Samsung Gear S2 support draws closer as...

We’ve previously reported that the Samsung Gear S2 would be gaining support for iOS later this year, and it looks like that support is coming soon. A member of the XDA-Developers forums has shared a link to a potentially early version of a Samsung Gear S2 specific app that would allows iOS to pair with the device. While the app appears to be in the early stages (indications of the app’s creation dates back to March 2nd), it could potentially show us what the final app will look like.

Based on discussions in the forum, users looking to attempt the pair the devices may have to restore their S2 to factory settings before having it pair with the leaked iOS application. This may require having another Android device on hand, but the results seem...

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10:29
Apple publishes annual Environmental Progress Report

Apple published its annual Environmental Progress Report today. Here are some of the highlights:

In 2015, 93% of Apple’s energy came from renewable sources. In Singapore, the company is powering its facilities with a 32-megawatt solar project spread over 800 rooftops. In China, they’re adding 170 megawatts of solar to begin offsetting the energy used to make products. And Apple’s data centers around the world run on 100% clean energy and power billions of iMessages, answers from Siri, and song downloads from iTunes.

Apple is measuring its water footprint and finding ways to reduce or reuse water wherever it can. None of the waste from any of its iPhone and Apple Watch final assembly sites ends up in a landfill. Apple also created Apple Renew — a program that lets you...

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10:16
Ticket reseller Rukkus adds 360-degree seat views,...

Ticket marketplace Rukkus is stepping into the virtual reality field with a new update to its iOS app, allowing users to sample the view from their seats in an arena in a more immersive way before they complete their purchase.

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10:13
Apple’s “Apps for Earth”

Apple teamed up with 25 developers to donate the profits of their apps to WWF until April 24.

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10:03
UK footballer Raheem Sterling set to become latest...

The Times reports that Apple is signing up UK footballer Raheem Sterling to be its latest celebrity endorser as the company reportedly plans a new ad campaign that will surround Sterling and the European Championship finals this summer. The report claims Sterling will earn a six-figure pay check for the endorsement:

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10:00
Leaked iPhone app suggests Samsung preparing iOS...

An unfinished app for managing Samsung's Gear S2 smartwatch has quietly appeared online, which may hint that Samsung is nearly ready to deliver on its promised iOS support.

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09:58
Tiny Nanocraft May Sail to Neighboring Star System


Stephen Hawking and billionaire Yuri Milner on Tuesday unveiled Breakthrough Starship, an ambitious $100 million effort to send miniature spacecraft to another solar system, but the program might not be quite ready to fly. It calls for a team of engineering and astrophysics experts to develop nanocrafts with sails propelled by a light beam that would allow the devices to zoom to the Alpha Centauri star system at 20 percent the speed of light.
The Alpha Centauri star system is 4.37 light years, or 25 trillion miles, from Earth.

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09:33
9to5Toys Last Call: $100 iTunes Gift Card $85,...

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09:00
FBI Tried To Defeat Encryption 10 Years Ago, Files...

An anonymous reader shares a NYTimes article: In early 2003, F.B.I. agents hit a roadblock in a secret investigation, called Operation Trail Mix. For months, agents had been intercepting phone calls and emails belonging to members of an animal welfare group that was believed to be sabotaging operations of a company that was using animals to test drugs. But encryption software had made the emails unreadable. So investigators tried something new. They persuaded a judge to let them remotely, and secretly, install software on the group's computers to help get around the encryption. That effort, revealed in newly declassified and released records, shows in new detail how F.B.I. hackers worked to defeat encryption more than a decade before the agency's recent fight with Apple over access to a locked iPhone. The Trail Mix case was, in some ways, a precursor to the Apple dispute. In both cases, the agents could not decode the data themselves, but found a clever workaround. The Trail Mix...

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09:00
Buy select apps, support WWF

Apple and the World Wide Fund for Nature (no, not the World Wrestling Federation) have teamed up for a special event for Earth Day. Today through April 24 you can purchase specific apps on the iOS App Store and 100% of the purchase price and any in-app purchases will go to the WWF. 

WWF ranks high among environmental groups on Charity Navigator in terms of both financial and accountability and transparency scores, so it's probably one of the better nature charities to donate to. 

While we're not sure of all of the apps included in the campaign, so far we've heard of these -- including the amazing Procreate app:

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08:56
Apple adds muscle in Washington with hire of White...

Apple has put a new face on its efforts to lobby the federal government, bringing in Cynthia Hogan -- a Washington cognoscente with close ties to the White House -- to lead its office in the District.

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08:35
iOS 1970 Bug Is Back, Can Be Exploited Via Rogue...

An anonymous reader writes: Back in February iOS users noted that setting your phone/tablet's date to January 1, 1970 would permanently brick their devices. After Apple fixed the issue in iOS 9.3.1, two security researchers have now uploaded a video on YouTube showing how to exploit this bug from a remote location, with no access to the user's phone. The setup involves attackers putting up a Wi-Fi network on which they're running a rogue NTP server. This server tells iOS devices syncing their time that it's December 31, 1969, 23:59:00. Twenty minutes later, if the battery didn't catch fire (which is possible with this new exploit), the iPad or iPhone device is permanently and irreversibly bricked.


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08:30
A reminder to download the free MyApple Magazine and...

It may have missed your attention the other day, but there's a new issue of MyApple Magazine (1/2016) available for your reading pleasure, and of course, it's free!

There are two ways to enjoy the magazine. First, there's a PDF version available for download here. The second way is even more fun and useful -- we have a free app for the magazine that works on iPhone and iPad. Read the latest or past issues, and be notified the minute the next issue arrives. 

This issue is jammed with beautiful photos and articles, including a close and critical look at the iPhone SE, a tour of the Apple Museum in Prague and a chat with the architect of the museum, reviews, a look at a power user's web browser, and a discussion of the end of innovation... and tons more!

You can...

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08:29
Apple to end iTunes Allowances for children on May 25

Apple on Thursday alerted people that it will put an end to iTunes Allowances on May 25, having mostly made the program obsolete through other iTunes features.

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08:07
Apple drafts Cynthia Hogan from NFL and VP Joe Biden...

With recent spats with the FBI and the Obama administration, Apple’s presence in Washington is growing rapidly. Today it was revealed that Apple hired insider Cynthia Hogan to head up its Washington office. Politico broke the story:

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08:06
Rumor: Apple has begun signing component orders for...

The Apple Watch 2 components are apparently starting to come together.

Apple has reportedly started signing component orders for the second-generation Apple Watch, a possible sign that version two of the wearable will begin mass production within the next few months.

The list of partners includes Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, Samsung, Amkor, STATS< ChipPac and Kinsus Interconnect Technology.

ASE would be the primary supplier of SiP modules for the so-called “S2” chip that is likely to power the new device. Amkor and STATS ChipPAC would serve as secondary providers.

Apple would continue to source processor fabrication and NAND storage from Samsung.

The Apple Watch 2 is rumored to be a performance upgrade as opposed to a complete...

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08:00
The Week in iPhone Cases: Catalyst launches...

...plus, other waterproof cases, and more

This week’s roundup of new iPhone cases brings you Catalyst’s latest case for the iPhone SE, and a couple of other waterproof, rugged cases. Plus, see-through options, colorful patterns, and much more. Read on!

Alveant

The Card Case (iPhone 6/6s and 6 Plus/6s Plus; $49 to $59) is an adhesive leather cover for the back of your iPhone, finished with hand-painted edges for a smashing look.

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07:49
Apple launches iOS app campaign to raise funds for...

Earth Day is just over a week away and it appears Apple plans to highlight it this year with a campaign to raise money for the World Wide Fund for Nature. WWF and Apple teamed up this time last year on an environmental initiative in China, and this year it’s an App Store campaign that brings to two groups and developers together. Several iOS apps have updated today to highlight money from app sales and in-app purchases going toward WWF through April 24th. The App Store will likely update later today to feature these apps, but we’ve collected apps we’ve found so far below:

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07:49
Look for higher res displays to jump start the...

The global notebook computer display market fell 23% year-over-year in the first quarter (Q1) of 2016, so laptop makers may look to higher resolution displays to jump start the market, according to IHS, a source of critical information and insight. Mac laptops are doing just fine, though Apple may look to oxide panels and LTPS panes for even better screens on future notebooks.

Due to the low profitability of high definition (HD) notebook panels, panel makers have begun to decrease production, in favor of full HD (FHD) panels. FHD panels (with 1920x1080 resolution) are expected to enjoy high growth through 2018 and could become mainstream in notebooks in three years, according to IHS. In addition to FHD resolution, some panel makers have begun promoting even higher ultra HD (UHD) resolution of at least 3,840 by 2,160

Price erosion hit the laptop market hard in 2015, as manufacturers by and large produced low-cost...

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07:41
FBI Couldn't Tell Apple What Hack It Used, Even...

An anonymous reader writes: The US Federal Bureau of Investigation doesn't own the technique used to unlock the San Bernardino iPhone, so it can't reveal the method to Apple even if it wanted to, Reuters reported, citing unnamed White House sources. The Washington Post reported yesterday, citing unnamed sources, that the FBI had paid a hacker a one-time fee to use a piece of hardware that allowed it to access the iPhone 5c belonging to one of the San Bernardino, California assailants. The vendor that supplied the hack is a non-US company, according to Reuters. But according to the Post report, it is not the Israeli firm Cellebrite, which had previously been named. The FBI would require the vendor's cooperation in order to submit the technique it used to Vulnerabilities Equities Process, a mechanism that allows the government to consider whether it should disclose security flaws to manufacturers. It's a move that mirrors Apple's own efforts to create security systems on its phones...

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07:36
Chrome 50 ends support for Windows XP, Vista, and...

Chrome is giving up on XP two years after Microsoft ended support for the aging operating system.

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07:35
Imagining Apple Car: How hardcore car enthusiasts...

Cars have always had a high-tech story to tell, but now automobiles and consumer electronics are on a collision course of seismic implications. That big bang in the distance is the Apple Car, currently code-named “Project Titan” according to knowing insiders. It’s not a fait accompli, but all signs point to Apple working on something in the car space.

And just in case an Apple Car does see the light of day, the editors at Motor Trend want to be prepared. For a story published in the June 2016 issue (you can find the online version here), the Motor Trend editors enlisted a brain trust of automotive experts to whiteboard what an Apple Car might look, feel, and drive like.

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07:34
Are you ready to get Naked? Upcoming 3D fitness...

Naked Labs, a Silicon Valley fitness tech startup, has launched the world's first 3D Fitness Tracker for consumers. It will be iOS compatible, though you'll have to wait a while to get one.

The body scanner includes a full-length 3D scanning mirror, a scale that doubles as a turntable, and the Naked mobile app. The Naked 3D Fitness Tracker is available for pre-order for $499. It’s not due to ship until March 2017. When it ships, an accompanying iOS app will be available at the Apple App Store.

When you step on the Naked turntable, the 3D scanner is activated. The turntable rotates you a full 360 degrees in 20 seconds, creating a complete 3D scan of your body. Then, the information is automatically synced to the Naked companion app where you can immediately see the naked truth – yourself in 3D.

According to Farhad Farahbakhshian, CEO and co-founder of Naked Labs, the 3D fitness tracker captures an accurate 3D body...

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07:27
Rumor: suppliers begin to receive Apple Watch 2...

Apple has reportedly started signing component orders for the second-generation Apple Watch, a possible sign that version two of the wearable will begin mass production within the next few months.

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07:24
Chrome 50 ends support for Windows XP, OS X 10.6,...

Google Chrome version 50 was released to the browser's stable channel yesterday, and in addition to a handful of new features and security fixes, the update also ends support for a wide range of operating systems that have been supported since Chrome launched on those platforms. Windows XP, Windows Vista, OS X 10.6, OS X 10.7, and OS X 10.8 are no longer supported.

This shouldn't come as much of a surprise, since Google promised last November to end support for these older OS versions in April of 2016. Old versions of Chrome installed on these OSes won't stop working (for now), but they'll no longer receive updates and there's no guarantee that things like Google account sign-in and data syncing will continue to work.

If you'...

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07:23
Wrangling the Siri Remote

The $79 Siri Remote bundled with the fourth-generation Apple TV is packed with technology, but it’s also easy to break or lose. “Take Control of Apple TV” author Josh Centers offers some ways to work around the Siri Remote’s drawbacks.

 

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07:22
Uno Noteband wearable device works with Apple’s...

The new Uno Noteband syncs all messages, alerts and notifications across platforms onto one gadget for fast updates without having to access a smartphone — though it syncs with Apple’s Health app on your iPhone or iPad to monitor and track your sleep, activity and calories burned at a glance. The Health app provides a dashboard of your health and fitness data. 

The Uno Noteband is equipped with an accelerometer, which the folks at Uno Noseband claim is the world’s smallest. Why would you want one? 

“The average person takes their phone out and unlocks it more than 150 times a day,” says Mark Long, CEO and Founder of Uno Noteband. “There are already so many distractions that get in the way of our everyday routines, and Uno is here to...

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07:02
Kangaroo Pro pocket-sized PC can use an iPad for a...

Blasphemy! InFocus Corp. has debuted the Kangaroo Mobile Desktop Pro, a smartphone sized desktop PC that uses Windows 10 but can utilize an iPad as a screen.

The Home Kangaroo Pro sports a Dock Pro with VGA, HDMI and Ethernet connectivity, as well as one USB 3.0 port, two USB 2.0 ports, a 2.5-inch hard drive bay and an audio port. With a mouse, keyboard and any screen — and, yes, even an iPad — it becomes a fully-functioning Windows 10 desktop PC, according to Lawrence Yen, director of Kangaroo product marketing, who says the Kangaroo Pro is a “powerful PC in a completely new form factor.”

OSLinx is the Kangaroo application that allows users to have their Windows 10 Kangaroo on their iPads. A new full iOS version,...

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06:51
iTunes Allowances Program to bid adieu as of May 25

Apple says you can no longer set up iTunes Allowances — which let parents set up monthly credit for their kids to spend on App Store and iTunes Store purchases — and the iTunes Allowances will vanish into the void on May 25.

After that date, any unused allowance credit will remain in the recipient’s account until it's used. Apple says that, to manage iTunes purchases made by your family, use Family Sharing. To send gifts to family and friends, use iTunes Gifts.

 

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06:46
White House warns Congress that anti-net neutrality...

If Congress sends HR 2666 -- a bill that might seriously weaken the FCC's net neutrality rules -- to the president for his signature, it would almost certainly be returned with a veto stamp, the White House said this week.

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06:39
The continuing problem with iOS copy and paste

Yesterday we wrote about Kirk McElhearn’s bug daylighting column, “Hey Apple, fix this!”. Rene Ritchie from iMore also has a bug daylighting column called Bug Fix. One particular bug that I’m experiencing is glitchy copy and paste.

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06:01
Chrome 50 Updates Push Notifications, Drops Support...

An anonymous reader quotes a report from VentureBeat: Google today launched Chrome 50 for Windows, Mac, and Linux, adding the usual slew of developer features. You can update to the latest version now using the browser's built-in silent updater, or download it directly from google.com/chrome. As announced in November 2015, Chrome now no longer supports Windows XP, Windows Vista, OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, OS X 10.7 Lion, nor OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. Chrome 50 allows sites to include notification data payloads with their push messages. This eliminates the final server check -- the initial version relied on service workers to proactively fetch the information for a notification from the server, leading to problems when there were multiple messages in flight or when the device was on a poor network connection. Push notification payloads must be encrypted. Sites can now detect when a notification is closed by the user, resulting in better analytics and allowing for cross-device...

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05:41
Official draft of encryption bill published as...

Legislators have published an official draft of a controversial new encryption bill, the the Compliance with Court Orders Act of 2016, that would compel companies such as Apple to help in decrypting private communications in the wake of the San Bernardino case. 

If the bill does pass, the Electronic Frontier Foundation has pledged a legal effort that would keep the measures "tied up in the courts for years.” However, as noted by The Verge, the most vocal opposition has come from within Congress itself. Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) went so far as to pledge a filibuster of the bill if it reaches the Senate floor. 

"This flawed bill would leave americans more vulnerable to stalkers, identity thieves, foreign hackers...

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05:29
Motor Trend spotlights 'Apple Car'...

For its latest June issue, long-running automotive serial Motor Trend threw a spotlight on rumors and speculation surrounding Apple's shadowy "Project Titan." To go along with its print coverage, which includes a well-studied "Apple Car" concept rendering, the magazine invited a panel of experts to discuss the broader implications of Apple's efforts, and AppleInsider was there.

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05:00
Gadget Ogling: Smarter Notes, Livelier Virtual...


We've for some time had Moleskine's Smart Notebooks, which allow you to jot down your thoughts and upload them to Evernote through an app. The new Smart Writing Set takes that idea and elevates it to a new plane, letting you quickly turn scrawled notes or doodles into digital files you can edit using a computer or any mobile app -- no smartphone camera required. There are a few components at play here: the notebook, a smart pen, and a mobile app. The Pen+ is the key factor -- it has a camera that captures your ink scratches as you make them.

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05:00
iPad Pro + Deluxe Folio = traveling office/...

If, like my AWT compadre Steve, your iPad Pro has replaced your laptop, and if you’re a bona fide road warrior, you can add a MobilePro Series Deluxe Folio to your arsenal and turn yourself into a roving workplace.

The $99.99 mobile workstation lets you carry and work with both the super-sized iPad and paper (you do remember paper, don’t you?). One component of the Deluxe Folio is the SmartConnect Case, which allows an iPad Pro to be used in-folio, free-standing or hand-held, in vertical or horizontal orientation, and at three viewing angles thanks to a built-in stand and snap-in tray. The keyboard cover’s magnetic closure unfolds into a wrist rest, which is a nice design touch.

The SmartConnect System magnetically attaches the cover of Deluxe Folio to component number two: the Fellowes...

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04:59
External Link: Apple Cutting Off iTunes Allowances

Apple has announced that it is putting an end to the iTunes Allowances program, which enabled parents to fund their kids’ iTunes accounts with a fixed monthly credit. The option to create new iTunes Allowances ended on 13 April 2016, and existing allowances will be cancelled on 25 May 2016. Current balances will remain in the recipient’s account after that date. Apple suggests Family Sharing as a way to manage iTunes purchases by children and iTunes Gifts as a way to send a one-time gift. The iTunes Allowances program was little known, so it’s unlikely that many people will be bothered by its loss. We wonder: is the service being shut down because Family Sharing replaces it, because people didn’t find it helpful, or because Apple didn’t expose or promote it well enough?

 

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04:30
Chrominator is useful for sprucing up logos, text in...

If you're a Final Cut Pro X user, Noise Industries' $49 Tokyo Chrominator is a useful tool for adding production value to logos and text. You can take any graphic shape or FCP X title and quickly give it a glossy 3D bevelled look complete with animated lighting. 

With Tokyo Chrominator, you can adjust the animation controls to add a rotating shine to your object without the need for keyframing. The Chrominator template can be found under Tokyo Chrominator in your FCP X Effects browser. The animation controls are easy to use (well, unless you're completely new to Apple's high end, video editing software).

You can also customize effects with Chrominator's editing tools. Whats more, the software's Tokyo Alpha Creator is a nifty utility that gives editors an instant alpha channel if a graphic doesn't already have one. 

In addition to the basic version of the effect (which are easy to customize) there are six...

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04:00
Rocket Fuel: iPads and Apple Watches among most...

New research from Rocket Fuel, a programmatic marketing platform provider, says early one fifth (18%) of survey respondents plan to purchase a tablet, smart TV, or gaming console in the next 6 months.

The most popular planned purchases were tablets (Windows Surface and iPad), smart TVs, and gaming consoles (PlayStation 4 and Xbox One) -- each of which was a planned purchase among at least 10% of respondents. The Apple Watch led the field in planned purchases for wearables (10%) and the Nest Learning Thermostat was the most popular planned purchase among connected home devices (7%).

Eighty-seven percent of those surveyed own a desktop or laptop , with ownership totals highest among those ages 55+ (94%). More than half (58%) of respondents own a tablet, with Android tablets the most common (27%). Just over one third (36%) of owners having purchased/received their tablets in the past six months.

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03:00
Hands-on with iOS 9's new CarPlay features in...

Jump into a brand-new Chevy Volt to checkout the Nearby feature in Maps, and For You and New in Apple Music.

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03:00
Mingis on Tech: The littlest iPhone, mystery gadgets...

Executive News Editor Ken Mingis talks with Apple expert Michael deAgonia about the new iPhone SE (in Rose Gold!) and takes Senior Editor Keith Shaw's gadget quiz.

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Wednesday April 13

23:19
CBS tvOS app gets Apple TV universal search...

CBS this week became the latest streaming provider to tap into Apple TV's universal search APIs, adding to a growing list of apps that let surface first-party content via text and Siri voice search.

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22:42
Their leisure suit with a little meat

Forums: Software

This move also comes in Following the last update in March for an Xbox, where the unit received a RS 3 Gold number of improvements to help with things like party chat, twitch flow and content viewing by Machinima. I do not know if it's Call of Duty: Ghosts are the best choice, because it works only on Xbox 720P one and it is something embarrassing that under the descriptive naming your game, kind of like join dating sites and let the world know that you have genital herpes. But at the same time, it can reel in more than a bratty hose between the age of 10 years who were given little Call of Duty: Ghosts as a hobby to pay for the parents do not want to waste any time Their leisure suit with a little meat they brought to the world. Anyone who plays Call of Duty which is no longer 10 years old and probably welcomed with open...

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22:40
who sign up for GDC Vault Studio Subscriptions

Forums: Troubleshooting

Those who purchased All Access comes to events like GDC, GDC Europe, GDC Online Neverwinter AD already have full access to GDC Vault, and interested parties can apply for the individual subscription Beta via a GDC Vault inquiry subscriptions form.Group are also available: Neverwinter game related schools and development studios who sign up for GDC Vault Studio Subscriptions can access for their entire office or company. For more information about this option is available through online demonstration, and interested parties can send an email to Gillian Crowley. In addition, current subscribers contact GDC Vault admins.Be with access issues can ensure that you can keep an eye on GDC Vault even more new content, as well as the organizers of GDC videos will be archived audio and slides from other events, such...

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21:55
Apple unlikely to learn details of San Bernardino...

Apple, in an effort to protect customers against a heretofore unknown iPhone vulnerability, has sought information regarding a working encryption exploit used by the Justice Department in its investigation into the San Bernardino terror attacks. A new report, however, suggests the passcode bypass technique will likely remain secret.

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20:04
FBI has yet to find actionable intel from breached...

A report Wednesday claims FBI agents have not yet discovered useful information from an iPhone 5c linked to last year's San Bernardino terror attack, a device that just last month was at the center of a high-profile court battle involving Apple.

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17:45
Report: Nothing significant has been found on the...

Earlier today, more details regarding how the FBI was able to gain access to the iPhone 5c used by one of the San Bernardino gunmen emerged. Now, a new report from CBS News is offering some information as to the contents of the device, or lack thereof rather. The report says that, as of right now, the FBI has not found anything of “real significance” on the device.

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17:11
Vine for iOS updated w/ new ‘Watch’ button for...

Popular short-form video sharing service Vine has today announced a new feature that avid users of the service could appreciate. In a blog post, the Twitter-owned service announced that there is now a “Watch” button on all Vine channels that allows viewers to seamlessly watch all of the content from a single channel with one tap.

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16:18
Safari Technology Preview 2.0 released, available...

If you’re interested in what’s on the horizon via Safari’s upcoming versions, you’re going to like this.

Apple released Safari Technology Preview version 2.0 today. The updated browser lets you play around with a slew of upcoming technologies and offers the following fixes and changes:

Browser Differences:
– Changed the CFBundleSignature to allow Apple Events, like those sent from AppleScript, to correctly distinguish between Safari and Safari Technology Preview.

JavaScript:
– Added ES6 support for Symbol.isConcatSpreadable.

– Disallowed var assignments in for-in loops according to ES6 specs.

– Improved stability for ES6 classes when invoking a method of the parent class before calling super() in a constructor.

– Allowed undefined or null for Symbol.search and...

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15:08
Senate draft bill requires companies extract,...

Two high-ranking U.S. senators on Wednesday released to the public a proposed bill that would grant courts the authority to order tech companies dealing in hardware, software or services help law enforcement agencies gain access to encrypted communications.

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14:45
Notable apps and app updates for April 13, 2016

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

Mac OS X Apps/Updates

Houdah Software has introduced HoudahGeo 5.0 an upgrade to its one-stop photo geocoding solution for Mac OS X Yosemite and El Capitan.

The app "pins" photos to locations where they were taken. Just like a GPS-enabled camera, HoudahGeo embeds latitude, longitude and altitude information within the image file. It works with Photos, iPhoto, Aperture, and Adobe Lightroom. Version 5.0 introduces Places, drag and drop geocoding, reverse geocoding, camera import, Lightroom integration, a new keywords editor, map search, as well as the ability to publish KML to Dropbox and more.

Licenses can can be purchased from the Houdah Software store. HoudahGeo...

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14:30
Facebook open-sources developer tools for iOS

Facebook’s annual F8 conference in San Francisco is geared toward developers, but the company’s biggest announcements so far have been way more focused on new stuff for Facebook’s users to dig into, like a camera that shoots 360-degree video, Messenger chatbots, and a Save to Facebook button for reading articles later. But the company also shared some developer news, like tools that make iOS apps easier to build.

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14:29
Motor Trend teasing speculative piece on Apple Car...

Betteridge’s law of headlines is that any headline ending in a question mark can be answered by the word no, and Motor Trend was working hard to prove it today. The auto industry publication had a lot of Apple and EV enthusiasts excited today after teasing a reveal set for tomorrow with several design sketches and pictures posted to their Twitter feed:

Is this the #AppleCar we’ve all been waiting for? Find out 4/14. #MTAppleCar https://t.co/K3ADiuhoEf


Motor Trend (@MotorTrend) April 13, 2016

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14:07
Typing shortcut utilities: 6 alternatives to...

With Smile Software making significant changes to its shortcut utility, lots of folks have been looking at and for alternatives. I was a big fan of TypeIt4me long before I ever used TextExpander.

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14:00
AWT News Update: April 13, 2016

Motor Trend's tweet today: https://twitter.com/MotorTrend/status/720310676372086784

News of some possible Apple Car details coming tomorrow:

  • Motor Trend says they'll have a report on the Apple Car tomorrow
  • The House is moving forward on the Email Privacy Act, which is designed to require a warrant for law enforcement agencies to get their hands on old emails and other communications
  • New York's MTA will accept proposals in June for a new contactless payment system, but will it accept Apple Pay?
  • Logitech buys Jaybird for its wireless audio wearables

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13:55
Leech 3 download manager

Sure, your browser can download. But does it let you easily accelerate downloads, limit bandwidth, download on a schedule, or execute rules to sort incoming downloaded files? Doubt it. And clearly, you’re not going to be able to quit that RAM-consuming monster of a browser until all your downloads are done.

I like the folks at Many Tricks. I think they make good software.

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13:43
Minecraft ‘Realms’ paid online gameplay coming to...

Minecraft developers Mojang today announced a new online gameplay feature coming soon to the Minecraft: Pocket Edition mobile apps called “Minecraft Realms.”

Realms aims to make it easy to play online with friends, sort of like desktop players have been doing for years running their own servers, but without having to do much more than set up a group of approved users: more…

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13:41
Happy Hour Podcast 062 | Final thoughts on iPhone SE...

In this episode, Zac and Benjamin give their final thoughts on the iPhone SE. Worth buying? Also, we’ll talk about the Apple Watch refresh cycle and a ton more. The Happy Hour podcast is available for download on iTunes and through our dedicated RSS feed.

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13:33
GoPro hires former Apple designer as VP of Design

A core member of Apple’s elite industrial design team for more than 20 years, Mr. Coster is credited for his contributions to a wide range of now iconic consumer electronics ranging from the iPhone 4 to the iPad wireless keyboard. He holds more than 500 design patents and several utility patents, and has been recognized by several international design organizations for his work.

I’m always interested to see how Apple designers do outside the Apple ecosystem.

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13:09
Facebook Entices VR Content Creators With Open...


Facebook on Tuesday unveiled a high-quality 360-degree 3D camera suitable for creating virtual reality content. The Facebook Surround 360 system, which made its debut at the F8 developers conference, includes a production-ready camera -- which costs about $30,000 to build and looks like a flying saucer from a science fiction movie -- and software for controlling the camera and for stitching and rendering what the camera captures. "We wanted to create a professional-grade end-to-end system that would capture, edit and render high-quality 3D-360 video," said Facebook's Brian Cabral.

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13:03
'1970' date bug could be used to wreck pre...

Though the issue was nominally fixed with iOS 9.3, the "1970" date bug can theoretically be used to intentionally brick any pre-iOS 9.3.1 device, according to a pair of security researchers.

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12:42
Apple’s Swift programming language grew swiftly in...

Swift, Apple’s programming language, grew swiftly in 2015, according Freelancer.com’s "Fast 50" report.

The data comes from 1,429,842 projects “which have been filtered for spam, advertising, self promotion, reposts, or that are otherwise unlikely to be filled,” the published report says. Swift-related jobs grew 566% year-over-year as more developers took notice of the newly open­-sourced programming language., according to the Fast 50 report. 

Touted as safe, fast, and expressive, Swift appeals to developers who are aiming to build on Apple’s multiple platforms, such as iOS, OS X, and watchOS. And with Apple’s release of its iPhone SE and the 9.7­-inch iPad Pro, Freelancer.com predicts that interest in Swift will continue to surge as programmers rush to meet the demands of the Apple­-crazed...

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12:31
Woman claims Apple stole her smart watch patent,...

Another day, another lawsuit. A 67-year-old Detroit woman has filed a federal lawsuit claiming Apple stole her patented idea for a smart watch, reports Silicon Beat

“I was the first to put in for a patent for a ‘computer wrist watch,'” Daisy Washington-Gross said in the suit filed Friday in Eastern Michigan U.S. District Court. She claims Apple’s watch infringed on her pending patent for the “Detachable Beeper Disc Digital Gym Shoe Computer Watch” and wants $2 billion in compensation.

Apple’s probably not too worried. According to Silicon Beat, Washington-Gross sued Reebok in 2000, claiming she invented the gym shoe. That lawsuit never went anywhere.

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12:28
Your iPhone’s 500,000-mile journey to your pocket

Few of us give much thought to the innards of our electronics but the supply chain process of getting all that stuff into your hands is remarkable. It’s also why we see so many rumors of individual components. The devices have become far too complex for Apple to keep a lid on everything.

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12:13
Yahoo Mail app updated with access to Dropbox,...

Yahoo Mail is getting a notable update today for iOS (and other mobile app users) that allows access to files stored in Google Drive, Dropbox, and GIFs on Tumblr. You can use the new feature to quickly attach a photo or other file from any of the supported services to emails.

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11:32
How to install and run Mac apps that don't come...

Apple has introduced a number of features designed to protect users from malware in OS X, but these tools occasionally go too far when trying to save people from themselves.

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11:30
Facebook's Terragraph project aims to replace...

Facebook’s plan to connect the world to the Internet is ambitious. It also has many arms. There’s Aquila, the solar-powered plane that will beam Internet to the ground. Then there’s Project ARIES, a plan to extend connectivity to rural areas cheaper and faster, so people who live close to cities will be able to access the Internet. But Facebook’s newest project is on the ground. It’s called Terragraph, a low-cost, high-speed wireless network that will replace fiber in big cities.

Facebook will pilot Terragraph in downtown San Jose later this year after a trial run at its Menlo Park campus. The company is placing cheap IPv6-only nodes with WiGig chips on lamp posts, utility poles, and small buildings that will broadcast Internet using unlicensed 60GHz spectrum. That spectrum doesn’t have very good range and is easily...

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11:29
Apple pushes first update to Safari Technology...

Apple has released its first update and second release to its Safari Technology Preview browser. The browser puts an emphasis on releasing stable, technology preview ready builds. With updates coming every two weeks, Apple is showing a commitment to bringing stability to developers on the cutting edge of web technologies.

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11:15
Watch out: Facebook has a VR selfie stick

If there are two hot new tech trends that make their users look colossally dumb, it’s virtual reality and selfie sticks. At its F8 developer conference today, Facebook showed how the two can be brought together in an unholy marriage.

Facebook CTO Mike Schroepfer showed off a demo using the Oculus Rift and its touch controller that let him share a VR space with someone at Facebook’s campus. While there, they explored several 360-degree photos from London, before arriving in front of Big Ben. 

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Unfortunately, this is what Schroepfer looked like while he was hanging out in social VR.

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11:10
FBI reportedly bought exploit from hackers to access...

The FBI reportedly paid professional hackers a one-time fee for a previously unknown vulnerability that allowed the agency to unlock the iPhone of San Bernardino shooter.

The exploit allowed the FBI to build a device capable of brute-forcing the iPhone’s PIN without triggering a security measure that would have wiped all of its data, the Washington Post reported Tuesday, citing unnamed sources familiar with the matter.

The hackers who provided the exploit to the FBI find software vulnerabilities and sometimes sell them to the U.S. government, the newspaper reported.

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10:50
Napster co-founder's new institute aims to beat...

Sean Parker is known for many things: co-founding Napster, joining Facebook in its early days, starting charities and creating his share of technology startups. If all goes well, though, he'll also add "helped cure cancer" to that list. He just found...

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10:48
Feature Request Roundup: iOS 10, Siri for Mac (OS X...

In our regular Feature Request series, 9to5Mac authors offer their opinion on how to improve popular hardware or software products. Since we started the feature back in November of last year, the majority of installments in the series have focused on Apple’s own software and hardware, including a number of ways the company can improve its current iOS and Mac OS X software as well as possibilities for upcoming iOS 10 and Mac OS X 10.12 releases.

And some of the other Feature Requests we’ve published included features for the new Apple TV, the upcoming next-generation Apple Watch 2, Apple Music, iCloud, and more. Below we’ve compiled a hub for the series giving you an easy way to stay up to date and hopefully some hints at what to expect at WWDC this year and other upcoming Apple product launches…
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10:47
Facebook sees its future built on artificial...

According to one Facebook executive, if you think you're drowning in a flood of information now, you ain't seen nothin' yet.

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10:30
Brothers trick sister with zombie attack after...

As an older brother (to eight), I can definitely understand and appreciate playing this kind of prank on a younger sibling.

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10:30
Facebook unveils two new wireless systems for...

At its annual F8 developer conference, Facebook announced two new wireless systems meant to help bring internet access to underserved areas. One system will tackle pushing broadband through the buildings found in dense cities while the other is meant...

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10:20
Move It puts a smart mini gym in your room

Eons ago, I used to go to the gym several times a week, but nowadays I can give you hundreds of reasons for why I no longer do so. Meanwhile, my beer belly is slowly engulfing my belt, and that's never a good sign (I really should have joined the Eng...

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10:16
Rumor again claims Apple's 'iPhone 7...

The design for the next-generation "iPhone 7" may have already leaked, a new report claims, adding new details about Bluetooth EarPods that will allegedly pair and charge through the Lightning port.

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10:00
New Kindle Oasis with leather charging cover

Amazon says it’s the thinnest and lightest Kindle ever. They also say it has the longest Kindle battery life–the included leather charging cover boosts battery to last months.

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10:00
We're one step closer to a cure for paralysis

You wouldn't think that picking up a spoon was a staggering achievement, but that's because you're not Ian Burkhart. He's a quadriplegic and the subject of a lengthy experiment looking for an electronic cure for paralysis. The initial breakthrough to...

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09:58
Snapchat update adding motion tracking stickers on...

Snapchat has been on a roll lately introducing bigger and more creative updates to their social network. From introducing custom geofilters, to a massive overhaul in their chat system, they show no signs of slowing down. Today’s update takes video interactions a step further by allowing you to “pin” stickers and emojis to moving objects in video. The update will be rolling out to Android today and soon to iOS.

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09:54
House Judiciary Committee votes unanimously to back...

The U.S. House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday voted 28 to 0 to approve the Email Privacy Act, a long-delayed bill that would make it tougher for law enforcement agencies to ask tech companies for older communications data.

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09:53
Netflix flips the switch on eye-popping HDR video...

Netflix adds HDR video for TVs that support it, but the bandwidth requirements are steep.

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09:35
Logitech buys Jaybird for $50 million

If you already make killer audio products, do you think spending $50 million on a headphone firm is a good idea? It is you're Logitech's management, which just cut a check for that amount to buy sports audio outfit Jaybird. Much like Ultimate Ears, J...

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09:24
USB Implementers Forum draws up certification,...

USB-C is coming along and a lot of nice things are being said about the technology, but there hasn’t been a ton of verification and certification, especially among cheaper cables.

This may change soon.

Under its new program, the USB Implementers Forum will test and certify USB-C cables, chargers, and other devices. End-user products — such as computers and mobile phones — will be able to cryptographically verify that the cable or charger to which it is connected has been certified and has not been tampered with.

In recent years, consumers have faced a plethora of cheaper but faulty power adapters, miswired cables that can short out connected electronics, and even cables that install malware or conduct man-in-the-middle attacks on...

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09:12
Dear Veronica: Social media petiquette

Your pets do amazing and noteworthy things everyday, right? (Right). So it makes sense that we want them to have their own presence on social media, so everyone knows what a good dog they really are. But how much is too much?

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09:10
New Google Calendar feature carves out time for...

It’s easy to feel like you don’t have enough time to start that new workout regimen. Google Calendar wants to help by penciling in some time for that new commitment to fitness based on your daily schedule.

The new Goals feature, which launches in Calendar for Android and iOS, takes care of the scheduling for you by using the free time that’s already available in your Google Calendar. 

You’re able to defer these events for when life gets in the way of your lofty new goals. Google also pledges that the feature will get better over time as it learns your preferences for scheduling such events. 

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09:07
Sling TV launches beta 'multi-stream' plan...

Sling TV on Wednesday launched a beta "multi-stream" plan, allowing subscribers to stream channels on up to three devices simultaneously, instead of the normal single-device scheme.

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09:00
In the Age of Trump, Tech CEOs Cast Themselves As...

An anonymous reader shares an insightful story on Buzzfeed News: Mark Zuckerberg isn't running for president of the United States, but you could be forgiven for thinking otherwise. On Tuesday morning, the Facebook CEO kicked off the company's annual developers conference in San Francisco with a glancing shot at Donald Trump, followed by a reiteration of the company's oft-repeated pledge to bring the world together. Zuck's not alone. Last month Apple CEO Tim Cook led his keynote with a similar stump-speech vibe. He dove right into the company's national security and privacy fight against the FBI. Two weeks ago Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella told attendees of the company's annual Build developers conference of plans to "move our society forward," asking "profound questions" of his developers:"Is technology empowering people or is it displacing us? Is technology helping us preserve our enduring values such as privacy, or is it compromising it?" Google CEO Sundar Pichai hasn't delivered...

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09:00
MightyTV is a “what to watch” streaming video app...

As I’ve written several times before, streaming video has a “what to watch” problem. There are so many streaming apps and services, each with their own video selections and menu systems, that the decision can feel paralyzing.

Of all the attempts I’ve seen to address this issue, a new iPhone app called MightyTV comes closest to getting it right. Instead of just serving a random list of recommended videos—as too many other “what to watch” apps do—MightyTV tries to focus on videos you’ll like, and on streaming services you already use.

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08:58
External Link: FBI Hired Hackers to Unlock San...

Many media outlets reported that the FBI used Israeli firm Cellebrite to gain access to the iPhone 5c connected to the San Bernardino terrorism case, but The Washington Post is now reporting that the FBI instead hired professional “gray hat” hackers, paying them a one-time flat fee. The hackers had discovered a previously unknown software flaw, which was then used to develop a piece of hardware to crack the iPhone’s passcode without erasing the data after 10 failed attempts. Meanwhile, pressure is mounting on the FBI to disclose the vulnerability it used, although the exploit is applicable only to the iPhone 5c running iOS 9.

 

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08:47
Apple loses influential industrial designer Danny...

Industrial designer Danny Coster -- one of the Apple design team's longest serving members -- has left the company and will join action camera maker GoPro as Vice President of Design.

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08:38
GoPro hires longtime Apple industrial design team...

While Apple prides itself in maintaining a tight group of 19 industrial design team members under Jony Ive, one longtime member Daniel Coster has made a rare exception to the general rule and departed the company for a new venture elsewhere. As a member of Apple’s design team, Coster’s name has appeared on patents dating back to 1999 ranging from the iPhone 4 design to the iPad Pro’s Smart Keyboard cover as well as software interfaces. Since departing from Apple, Coster has taken an executive role at action camera company GoPro.

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08:36
Meizu's new Pro 6 smartphone mimics Apple'...

Chinese smartphone maker Meizu -- well-known for copying Apple's iPhone designs in its products -- on Wednesday announced the Pro 6, a phone which not only imitates design elements from the iPhone 6s but one of its signature features, 3D Touch.

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08:25
New York City's MTA plans to debut smartphone-...

The Metropolitan Transit Authority of New York issued a public bid on Wednesday, asking for proposals for a new contactless ticketing system to replace the MetroCard, and potentially allow iPhone users to pay for public transit on their smartphone.

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08:06
Nintendo’s first smartphone app, Miitomo, bringing...

Roughly 80% of that money comes from the iPhone version of the app. Fascinating numbers.

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08:04
FBI may have contacted “grey hat” hacker group along...

The plot continues to thicken.

A group of unnamed sources cited by the Washington Post contradict the widely-held belief that it was Israel-based mobile forensics company Cellebrite which helped the FBI hack into the locked San Bernardino iPhone. The report say that the agency was instead approached by a group of freelance hackers who revealed an iPhone passcode vulnerability to the FBI in return for a one-time fee.

The researchers, who typically keep a low profile, specialize in hunting for vulnerabilities in software and then in some cases selling them to the U.S. government. They were paid a one-time flat fee for the solution.

The story goes back to a $15,000 invoice sent from Cellebrite to the FBI around the time the FBI...

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