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12:41
Apple Announces Apple Music Service

Apple has announced its long-anticipated Apple Music streaming service, based on the Beats Music service it acquired last year.

 

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12:41
Apple reveals new integrated developer program for...

Developers will no longer be required to maintain separate memberships to develop for Apple's Mac and iOS platforms, as the company has done away with the old configuration in favor of a new, unified Apple Developer Program.

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12:29
Apple Music turns iTunes into a streaming service

Apple to Spotify: We’ll take it from here.

Apple’s long-awaited new streaming-music service, Apple Music, isn’t just a shot at the dominant player, which has 60 million active users. The new app challenges the way people get songs from Apple itself, which has long placed a high premium on its iTunes digital download storefront and emphasized how that platform revolutionized the music industry.

Apple’s new service, unveiled during Monday’s keynote at the company’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference, takes iTunes to the next level by making 30 million of the expansive catalog’s songs streamable. That’s millions of songs on demand, right alongside the music you already own. You can comb through the iTunes catalog to find tracks you like or want to save for later.

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12:28
Apple’s watchOS 2 to Gain Native Apps, Third-Party...

New watch faces, new complications, native apps, and a nightstand mode — with watchOS 2, Apple’s new wearable will gain numerous features that early adopters have been clamoring for.

 

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12:19
Snow in Yosemite: Apple Introduces OS X 10.11 El...

At its Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple introduced the next version of its Mac operating system: OS X 10.11 El Capitan. The feature list is short, pointing toward El Capitan being a Snow Leopard-like release that focuses on polishing existing features and improving performance.

 

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12:01
Apple Music streams songs on-demand, features 24/7...

Featuring on-demand content, curated playlists, and a new global always-on radio station dubbed "Beats One," Apple Music is a subscription service that aims to redefine how people discover and listen to music for $9.99 a month, or $14.99 for six family members. It launches on June 30 for Apple devices and Windows, but will also come to Android and Apple TV this fall.

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11:56
iOS 9's major iPad upgrades include...

Major changes are coming to our iPads, from the way we select text, to the way we interact with our favorite apps and play videos.

Speaking at Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference on Monday, Senior Vice President Craig Federighi showcased an updated version of iOS 9 that included a few new features designed specifically with tablet users in mind.

Let’s start with QuickType, an enhancement to the iPad’s onscreen keyboard that includes new shortcuts and turns into a trackpad when you place two fingers on it. The trackpad can be used to select text, move objects around, and generally combine the convenience of touch controls and the precision of a mouse.

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11:50
Apple Music is “the next chapter in music,” debuts...

SAN FRANCISCO—Apple announced its long-rumored, Beats-powered music subscription service at Monday's 2015 WWDC opening day keynote. It will arrive on June 30 on iOS devices "in over 100 countries" with a free, three-month trial, after which point users will have to pay a $10/month subscription fee. Family plans will also launch for up to six users at a rate of $15/month. Access will expand to Android and Apple TV devices "this fall." Subscription fees for the UK, Europe, and elsewhere, were not announced—but they'll probably be around £6/€10 for a normal account and £10/€15 for a family plan.

The announcement came at the end of the keynote in the form of a typical "one more thing" moment from Apple CEO Tim Cook, which he kicked off by telling the crowd, "We love music." From there, Beats co-founder Jimmy Iovine took the stage to talk about...

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11:34
Apple replaces Passbook with Wallet as Apple Pay...

Apple Pay was designed to replace your physical wallet, and with iOS 9, Apple is uniting Apple Pay and Passbook under a new umbrella called, appropriately, Wallet.

Announced during Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference keynote Monday, the new app will replace Passbook, but function in the same way: You’ll still store your concert tickets in Wallet alongside your Apple Pay card information. Your rewards cards for stores like Kohl’s and JCPenney will also hang out in Wallet, because Apple Pay will start supporting retail loyalty programs this fall.

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11:33
iOS 9 makes Siri more intelligent, adds transit maps...

Macworld:

On Monday morning at WWDC, Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed new enhancements to iOS 9, calling it “the world’s most advanced mobile operating system.” Among the key features are a major Siri update, deep-dive transit Maps and a ton of useful user-experience improvements.

According to Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering who led the iOS presentation and demo, Apple wants to add “intelligence throughout the user experience.”

Watching the keynote, I thought the same thing – Siri will not only get more “intelligence” but, for me, a lot more functionality.

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11:30
WatchOS 2 brings new features, more powerful and...

SAN FRANCISCO—All of the Apple Watch's third-party applications so far have used WatchKit, a small SDK that limits apps' functionality and UI and restricts them from using all the watch's underlying hardware. At its WWDC keynote today, Apple announced that it would be moving beyond WatchKit and giving its third-party developers a more capable, native SDK that can take advantage of more of the Apple Watch's features.

With WatchOS 2 and the native SDK, third-party apps will be able to do more of the things that Apple's first-party apps can do. Devs can also have an easier time working on difficult or impossible to execute apps like games. With native apps, the processing that goes into each application will run on the watch itself rather than on its companion phone. The native SDK gives developers access to the Digital...

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11:29
Apple Maps in iOS 9 adds public transit, local...

Apple on Monday announced an update to Maps that include access to public transit directions, enhanced location detail, and the ability to discover nearby business and other points of interest.

Apple's new public transit maps starts in 10 major cities in North America and Europe, plus 300 locations in China.

Speaking from the stage at this year’s Worldwide Developer Conference, senior vice-president Craig Federighi mentioned that Maps will soon provide dedicated maps and directions for public transit systems in a number of cities like San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, London, Paris, and over 300 locations in China. The company has gone as far as incorporating detailed surveys of individual subway stations into its data—a feature that makes the directions provided by Maps more accurate and timely.

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11:27
Apple's Siri becomes even more helpful with...

Apple said its Siri digital assistant will soon become far more helpful, proactively—but discreetly—figuring out what you want to do before you do it.

The upgrade, announced Monday at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference and expected in iOS 9, will put Siri more on a par with Google Now and Microsoft’s Cortana, reminding you when you need to leave for an appointment, queueing up your favorite jams when you hit the gym, and other helpful features.

Siri fields a billion requests per week, according to Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of software engineering. Siri also responds to those requests with just a 5 percent error rate, he added.

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11:19
Apple open sources Swift

Today, Apple announced that Swift 2 is on its way with a number of new features and better performance. But perhaps the most striking news is that the whole codebase—the compiler and standard libraries—will be open sourced. Code that even works on Linux will be released later this year.

Apple VP Craig Federighi dropped the news about Swift as what seemed like an afterthought following a long description of MacOS and iOS features and enhancements. He said that Apple would be "stepping on the gas this year with Swift 2," and he promised significant speedups to the performance of applications coded with the language. Part of this comes from what he termed "whole module optimization," although he offered no details as to what that entailed.

Most of the details came from a single slide, which showed some of the new features behind a Swift logo. Key among these were an error handling system...

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11:11
Apple announces OS X El Capitan, with focus on...

Re/code:

Apple today introduced the next version of its Mac operating system, OS X El Capitan, focusing on two key areas of improvement: Experience and performance.

Mac OS X El Capitan is available to developers today, and will be released to the public in the fall as a free download.

I’ll get it just for the cool “find my cursor” feature.

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11:07
Apple reveals OS X 10.11 El Capitan, promising...

Apple has brought Yosemite to the mountain: El Capitan, specifically, which is the name of OS X 10.11 as well as a peak in Yosemite National Park. Revealed Monday at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, El Capitan the release is intended to reach a higher point, but not dig new ground.

Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of software engineering, emphasized the release is about an improvement in experience and performance. El Capitan’s announcement focused on small points of irritation and big bumps in efficiency.

Safari adds pinning, letting users keep particular pages readily available. The sites will be regularly updated in the background to keep them up to date. In a feature that received plenty of applause among the audience, Safari will now make it easy to reveal which tab or tabs is playing sound, and let audio be muted with a single click on in its tab.

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11:02
iOS 9 makes Siri more intelligent, adds transit maps...

Siri is about to get much, much smarter.

On Monday morning at WWDC, Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed new enhancements to iOS 9, calling it “the world’s most advanced mobile operating system.” Among the key features are a major Siri update, deep-dive transit Maps and a ton of useful user-experience improvements.

According to Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering who led the iOS presentation and demo, Apple wanted to add “intelligence throughout the user experience” in iOS 9.

Siri: In iOS 9, Siri can pull up photos and videos stored on your device. Siri becomes a smarter assistant by looking at how you are using your iPhone at any given moment. For example, when you’re looking at a webpage on Safari, you can create a Siri reminder by saying “remind me about this” and Siri will refer back to the webpage you are browsing.

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10:45
Apple Pay expands to UK, now supports Square

SAN FRANCISCO—At its annual Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple announced a slew of Apple Pay updates including UK expansion, availability of retail store cards, and compatibility with mobile-payment service Square.

VP of Apple Pay Jennifer Bailey noted Apple Pay expects to surpass one million locations next month, and the service is integrating new apps daily like Delta and Etsy. The UK rollout of Apple Pay will happen in July with eight of the country's biggest banks on board. Bailey said service will support more than 70 percent of the credit and debit cards within the country at launch. Add 250,000 launch locations (including the London transit) to that initiative, and the Apple Pay UK launch is bigger than the US one.


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10:30
Newly unveiled iOS 9 focuses on more proactive Siri...

SAN FRANCISCO—As expected, Apple used its WWDC keynote today to take the wraps off iOS 9, the newest version of its operating system for iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touches. While iOS 7 and iOS 8 ushered in big changes, iOS 9 will instead focus on speed and stability. In other words, iOS 9 will be to iOS 8 as OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard was to OS X 10.5.

That said, Apple isn't promoting iOS 9 using Snow Leopard's "no new features" label. The new operating system harvests some of iOS 8's lowest-hanging fruit and continues the work of opening the platform up to developers. It also tweaks the aesthetic introduced back in iOS 7.

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10:14
El Capitan, next version of OS X, to arrive this fall

SAN FRANCISCO—As usual, another opening-day WWDC keynote has brought with it another new version of OS X. The new version, El Capitan, introduces a handful of new features to the platform but is otherwise focused on refinement, both in the overall stability of the OS and in its visual identity (El Capitan switches the system font from Helvetica Neue to the Apple Watch's San Francisco typeface, which changes the look of the OS in subtle but significant ways).

Spotlight becomes "more expressive," according to Apple VP Craig Federighi, gaining some semantic abilities and incorporating some natural language searching. There are also improvements to window management and the built-in apps. On stage, Federighi showed off an improvement to the UI where a shake of the mouse causes the cursor to temporarily grow huge—for finding...

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09:52
TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 8...

Notable software releases this week include Fission 2.2.4, QuarkXPress 2015 11.0.0.1, CrashPlan 4.2, SpamSieve 2.9.20, Evernote 6.0.13, iFlicks 2.2.1, Mactracker 7.4.4, Tinderbox 6.3, and Fantastical 2.0.6.

 

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09:51
ExtraBITS for 8 June 2015

In ExtraBITS this week, Tim Cook tackles Apple’s diversity problem, Yahoo drops some services for older Apple devices, and Apple recalls the Beats Pill XL speaker.

 

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09:23
The Best Unsung Features of Windows 10


There are things about working with large companies that can be really frustrating. For instance, when both Windows Vista and Windows 8 were coming to market, a number of us pointed out that things needed to be fixed before the product was released, but we were ignored, with catastrophic results. This time, however, Windows 10 is looking better than any OS I've ever reviewed, and it is largely because Microsoft did two things I've been requesting since Windows 95.

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08:11
2015 WWDC Keynote live stream

Apple:

WWDC15 is the epicenter of change. Experience the keynote live today at 10 a.m. PDT.

Apple has already begun posting photos from outside the Moscone Center.

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08:10
Philips announces that Hue Lights will be available...

Philips’ Hue Lights will get HomeKit support and be en route to you this fall.

Philips has also stated that the smart lights you already own will work with HomeKit and you won’t have to replace them to get them working with HomeKit.

The company released the following statement on its Facebook page:

Starting this fall we will take your lighting experience to the next level and unlock new features for your existing Hue lights. Stay tuned to learn how we will support you with any necessary upgrade to your system. More details will follow from September 2015 onwards.

HomeKit will include Siri-based support,...

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08:07
The new Microsoft era: any developer, any app, any...

This year, Microsoft is making major investments in developer and cloud tools to move beyond Windows and bring great support to iOS developers and other popular platforms. As part of this focus, Microsoft is sponsoring Altconf this week and will be there to show you some of the cool new services and free tools to help you take your apps to the next level.

I also want to thank Microsoft for sponsoring the Beard Bash party on Monday June 8th. Life may run on code, but we all know developers run on beer.

If you cannot attend Altconf or the Beardbash, you can learn more about what is possible at http://AnyDevAnyApp.com.

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07:53
Tim Cook says lack of diversity in tech is ‘our...

Mashable:

The day before Apple kicked off its annual Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC), the company hosted a special orientation session for the recipients of its WWDC Scholarship Program — with a special surprise guest, CEO Tim Cook.

Cook, who surprised the scholarship winners by making an appearance at the orientation session. He looked at apps, talked to the winners and took selfies.

Good interview.

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06:40
Philips says HomeKit coming to Hue in the fall,...

Philips has confirmed on Facebook that it will be adding HomeKit support to its iPhone-controlled Hue lighting system – and that existing lights will be compatible.

The post gives no specific details, but in response to a customer question about whether existing Hue lights will work with HomeKit, Philips confirmed that they will.

Yes, the solution we are working on will work with all your existing and new Hue lights. To get details about how your existing Philips Hue products will work with HomeKit, please follow us on Twitter or Facebook

The most likely approach is that Philips will offer a hub to act as a bridge between HomeKit and existing Hue products. The company says...

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06:40
If the iPhone had been created in 1987

The iPhone is such a gorgeous slab of metal and glass, it's hard to imagine what it would have looked like in the days of beige plastic: the '80's and '90's. Unless you're artist Pierre Cerveau

Pierre imagined what the iPhone would have looked like if it had been created in 1987. Note the nine-pin DVI port on the bottom, and the heat vents on the back. It's actually kind of cute.

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06:29
WWDC News Hub/Live Blog: Apple announces iOS 9, OS X...

It’s Monday, June 8th and nearly time for Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference. We’ve already run down what we’re expecting from the conference, ranging from a significant iOS 9 update for iPads, iPhones, iPod touches with a focus on quality, an upgraded version of OS X with the same core focus, the new Apple Music streaming service along with the new iTunes Radio, and the native software development kit (SDK) for the Apple Watch. We’ll be following the news closely from before the keynote, during the event, and after the event, and we’ll be live updating this post with the latest information out of the WWDC Keynote.

You can find our live updates and analysis below,...

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06:13
Apple Developer Portal goes down ahead of WWDC...

The Apple Developer portal has gone down ahead of Apple’s WWDC event later today, where Apple will announce its next-generation software platforms for Apple Watch, iOS and OS X. Posters from within the venue show that Watch OS will feature prominently as a newly rebranded as ‘watchOS’.

iOS 9, OS X 10.11 and watchOS will all require new SDKs and development tools for developers which is likely the cause for the developer portal going down. A new version of Xcode (following historical tradition) and Swift is also expected with the official Swift account teasing that they had something in the works a few days ago.

Sorry we've been quiet for a while. Working on something…

— Swift Language...

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06:00
Sponsor: Marketcircle, introducing Billings Pro for...

Our sponsor this week is a company that has been a big name in small business software for Mac and iOS devices for many years -- Marketcircle. It's appropriate that a company whose products have always been available on the leading edge of Apple devices has recently introduced an Apple Watch companion app for Billings Pro

Professionals who charge for their services by the hour have made Billings Pro a must-have app for Mac and iOS devices. Now the team at Marketcircle has added an Apple Watch app, making it simple to track time spent with a client with a tap on your wrist. Need to generate an invoice? Within a moment, you can do so from the iOS or Mac apps.

Billings Pro for Apple Watch joins the rest of Marketcircle's fine family of products, including Daylite, a powerful...

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05:33
External Link: Tim Cook Takes the Blame for Apple’s...

Apple CEO Tim Cook sat down with Mashable’s Christina Warren to discuss Apple’s diversity, or lack thereof. Apple’s first diversity report from last year showed that Apple’s workforce is 70 percent male. “I think it’s our fault — ‘our’ meaning the whole tech community. I think in general we haven’t done enough to reach out and show young women that it’s cool to do it and how much fun it can be,” Cook said. Cook hopes to increase Apple’s diversity by reaching out to female students and historically black colleges. Apple has also extended WWDC scholarships to STEM organizations in order to bring in more diverse attendees.

 

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05:16
Fission 2.2.4

Updates the popular audio editor with a small but important collection of stability improvements. ($32 new, free update, 14.8 MB)

 

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05:00
Here’s why random apps automatically install on your...

This has been driving me crazy.

Shortly after visiting the App Store on my iPhone I’d notice several new watch extensions installed on my Apple Watch. I know that I didn’t explicitly install MindNode, Drafts and FitStar on my Watch, and I specifically selected “Choose later” when setting up my Apple Watch.

What gives?

If this has been happening to you, there’s a simple reason. The answer comes via Andy Gipetti on Twitter: if you update an iOS app (on your iPhone, for instance) and it has a watch extension, the new watch...

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05:00
DistilUnion Wally Wallet Case for iPhone 6 Plus

Distilunion wally wallet case for iphone 6 plus. photo ©2015, steven sande. all rights reserved.

If you took a look at last Saturday's Caturday post, then you'll recognize the case that I'm reviewing today. In that post, One of DistilUnion's beautiful working cats -- Louie -- was seen modeling a product from the accessory manufacturer: the Wally Wallet Case for iPhone 6 Plus ($49.99), now available in a stunning gray leather.

Now, I haven't been a fan of many wallet cases in the past, as they were either too bulky or used a stick-on material to glom onto the back of the iPhone. I have nothing against nano suction material other than when you review as many iPhone cases as I do, you're constantly pulling off that sticky material. 

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00:44
Tim Cook interview on diversity suggests women...

Mashable has conducted an interesting interview with Tim Cook on the eve of WWDC, one of Apple’s largest events of the year. Although WWDC is known for its product announcements, Apple will announce the next versions of iOS and OS X as well as a streaming music service, the interview revolved around Apple’s efforts on company employee diversity.

Asked about the lack of women at keynotes, Cook says “you’ll see a change tomorrow”. This suggests that women will indeed feature more prominently at Apple’s presentation. In the last ten years, the number of women at Apple’s events comes in at the low single digits, most recently Christy Turlington Burns. Apple’s developer sessions have better gender diversity in their speakers but these are viewable only by registered developers, not the general...

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Sunday June 7

20:31
WWDC attendees greeted with jackets featuring Apple...

Attendees registering for Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference are being given a familiar jacket with a new flourish: text set in the company's new internally created San Francisco font, along with a clever reference to Apple's recently released Swift language.

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19:57
QuarkXPress 2015 11.0.0.1

Major new release for the professional graphic design and page layout software, with faster 64-bit architecture and the capability to create rich fixed layout ebooks. ($849 new, $349 upgrade, free update for version 11 licenses)

 

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15:22
The Logic Pros: How to create multi-layered synth...

The Logic Pros is a new regular series exploring all of the most interesting gadgets and software for making music on your Mac/iOS devices. If there is any gear you would like us to take a closer hands-on look at, let us know in the comments section below or shoot us an email.

In this week’s edition of The Logic Pros, we will be sticking with the basics to highlight one of Logic Pro X’s most helpful additions: Track Stacks. It is mainly used for organizational reasons and to provide a simple way to create sub-mixes inside your DAW, a technique that has been used by recording engineers/song makers for decades, and previous to Track Stacks, required a number of clicks to get up and running.

Most tutorials and articles online that showcase Logic’s macro, auto-grouping feature focus on the track management...

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14:57
WWDC 2015 guaranteed to highlight growing gap...

While tech pundits have long insisted that Apple and Google are growing more alike as rivals in smartphone and tablet computing, this week's WWDC should provide clear evidence that Apple is on a completely different track compared to the Android train operated by its formerly close iPhone services partner.

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14:56
CrashPlan 4.2

Improves handling of individual files with large amounts of metadata and changes steps for restoring from a Friend destination (formerly Guest Restore). (Free with a 30-day trial of online backup service, 54 MB)

 

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14:12
Carl Sagan's solar spacecraft finally deploys...

The Planetary Society's LightSail spacecraft just dodged another bullet -- the ground crew has not only regained contact with the Carl Sagan-inspired ship, but managed to deploy its sails. It's still not clear just what rendered the vessel silent las...

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13:53
Whoops! Sony Music CEO confirms Apple's new...

If you were hoping for Apple to announce a new music streaming service, it looks like you’re in luck. According to VentureBeat, Sony Music CEO Doug Morris effectively confirmed that the aforementioned rumored streaming service is real, and that it’ll make an appearance during Monday’s WWDC keynote.

Morris made the pre-announcement announcement Sunday while speaking at the Midem music industry conference in Cannes, France. Morris didn’t divulge any specifics on pricing and such, but VentureBeat notes that Morris “much prefers paid streaming services to ad-supported ones from a financial perspective.”

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13:00
Developers reflect on a year of learning, teaching,...

Apple first announced the Swift programming language at WWDC 2014, albeit in beta form. It was released alongside an extensive iBooks manual, and it was later discovered that Apple coded the WWDC app for that year’s conference in Swift without telling anyone. Sneaky.

Swift 1.0, the first non-beta version of the language, was released in September alongside iOS 8.0. Version 1.1 arrived a month later with OS X Yosemite, and version 1.2 came out in February. Each of these language tweaks was accompanied by an update for Xcode, and Apple has been working to improve the general speed and stability of Swift and Xcode itself throughout it all.

Now that the language has been around in one form or another for about a year, we checked in with a wide swath of...

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12:28
NASA pushes back its latest flying saucer test

NASA's not having an easy time testing the Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator that should eventually put big payloads on Mars. The agency has scrubbed all test flights this weekend due to weather, and now won't take the flying saucer-like balloon for...

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10:51
Watch the US Navy test its electromagnetic jet...

The US Navy's next-gen electromagnetic catapult for aircraft carriers works! Well, OK, the military hasn't exactly used it to launch an actual fighter jet yet, but a recent test has proven that it can handle 80,000 pounds of steel. The Navy has been ...

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10:00
Liveblog: Apple’s WWDC keynote starts at 10am...

Apple is kicking off its Worldwide Developers Conference in San Fransisco with its traditional opening-day keynote, and we'll be on the ground to liveblog the proceedings starting at 10am Pacific (1pm Eastern, 6pm UK) on Monday.

WWDC is always a launching ground for the next versions of iOS and OS X. Apple will share their biggest new features and the general direction for each release, will issue the first of half-a-dozen-or-so developer betas for both operating systems, and aim for a release in the fall. We'll also probably get an update on the Swift programming language and on the Apple Watch's native SDK.

Aside from that, pretty much anything is fair game. We could hear more about Apple's TV-related ambitions, or get new Mac hardware, or hear about the Spotify competitor Apple has built on the back of Beats...

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09:42
Why Apple and Google Made Their Own Programming...

Gamoid writes: This Business Insider article looks into the state of Google Go and Apple Swift, highlighting what the two languages have in common — and why tech companies would bother involving themselves in the programming language holy wars. From the article: "One fringe benefit for Google and Apple is that making your own programming language makes recruitment easier — for instance, since it builds a lot of its own server applications in Go, Google is more likely to hire a developer who's already proficient in the language since she would need less training."


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08:57
Sony Music chief says Apple's streaming service...

In case there was any doubt that Apple is unveiling its self-branded streaming music service at the Worldwide Developer Conference this week, one loose-lipped executive just let the cat out of the bag. Sony Music CEO Doug Morris told guests at the Mi...

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08:38
Sony Music CEO Confirms Launch of Apple's Music...

An anonymous reader writes: Sony Music CEO Doug Morris said in an interview that Apple will announce a new music streaming service tomorrow at its World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC). The new Apple Music service will include subscription streaming music features as well as a revamped iTunes Radio service. "What does Apple bring to this?" Morris said. "Well, they've got $178 billion dollars in the bank. And they have 800 million credit cards in iTunes. Spotify has never really advertised because it's never been profitable. My guess is that Apple will promote this like crazy and I think that will have a halo effect on the streaming business. A rising tide will lift all boats," he added. "It's the beginning of an amazing moment for our industry."


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08:08
Apple will unveil streaming music service on Monday...

In the midst of an interview at the annual Midem conference in Cannes on Sunday, Sony Music CEO Doug Morris confirmed Apple's plans to unveil a streaming music service during next week's WWDC keynote address.

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08:06
WWDC Deals: Amazon knocks $125 off Apple's new...

Ahead of Apple's annual developers conference on Monday, two of the company's authorized resellers are offering the lowest prices we've seen on the new M370X-equipped 15-inch MacBook Pro ($2,374.99) and last year's 13" MacBook Air with 256GB of storage ($899).

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07:00
Inhabitat's Week in Green: hoverbikes, UFOs and...

Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green.

A couple years ago, Elon Musk unveiled his vision for the future of long-distance travel: the Hyperloop, ...

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06:00
The biggest misconceptions about bitcoin (video)

Many mistakenly believe it's a company. Others say it is bound to be destroyed by regulators. In some circles, it has been described as nothing more than a conduit to buy and sell drugs.

As a relatively nascent technology, misconceptions about Bitco...

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05:01
Review: SanDisk Dual USB Drive connects with the 12-...

Cloud syncing services like Dropbox and iCloud Drive connect most of our devices nowadays, and AirDrop offers fast data transfer between Macs for smaller files… when it works. Physically moving files from one machine to another using a drive in the middle, or sneakernet, remains the most reliable way to quickly move files between Macs for many. Without a proper adapter, Apple’s 12-inch MacBook doesn’t fit into this workflow though. That’s where SanDisk’s Dual USB Drive (Reg. $49.99, Best Buy $39.99) comes into play.

Dual USB Drive conveniently works with both USB-C MacBooks and traditional USB ports on other Macs or PCs, all in a tiny package with plenty of storage…

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05:00
Review: Pad & Quill Timber Catchall and Luxury...

Pad & Quill is precisely the type of company qualified to make accessories for the Apple Watch. The Minneapolis company has been producing fine iPhone, iPad, and Mac accessories for years now, and the first handmade Pad & Quill Apple Watch accessories continue that level of quality. Today we’re checking out two wooden charging stands and two leather travel cases: the Timber Catchall, Luxury Pocket Stand, Roll Up Kit, and Luxury Travel Pouch for Apple Watch. Both charging stands have a distinct and rich look with features that differ from previous charging stands we’ve seen…

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04:43
Apple's HealthKit has yet to realize its...

Apple's HealthKit, especially with the newly launched Apple Watch, is a fantastic way for apps and services to share health and fitness data openly with one another. Unfortunately, Apple's own Health app is still being held back by short-sighted decisions some of the top fitness platforms, including my two favorites: RunKeeper and Fitbit.

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04:27
Sony Music CEO blabs on Apple’s streaming music...

In case you haven’t been following 9to5Mac’s comprehensive coverage of Apple’s imminent streaming music service, you can now take the word of one of the people involved in the negotiations. Sony Music CEO was quizzed about the Beats-based service at a conference this weekend and openly said ‘It’s happening tomorrow’, as reported by VentureBeat.

Recently, Apple partners have been considerably more open about discussing ‘private’ deals with the company. In regard to television, CBS CEO acknowledged working with Apple on a streaming TV...

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03:37
Simple geometric banners depicting iOS, OS X and ‘...

MacStories’ Federico Viticci has posted an interesting image of WWDC banners from the second-floor of Moscone West, the WWDC event venue.

These images show Apple highlighting its three platforms: iOS, OS X and watchOS. These banners do not follow the same pattern as previous years with dramatic photography in rectangular banners. These are more like full-height wall posters with simpler geometric logos. Each image has the name of Apple’s OS written in a light font-face (the image is not clear enough to see whether this is Sans Francisco) on a simple background of multicoloured translucent shapes.

What’s particularly striking about this photo is that it confirms a rebranding of Apple’s smartwatch operating system. On Apple’s current public marketing, the Apple Watch is described as running ‘Watch OS’. By these...

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03:05
Drones hunt illegal logging in Amazon rain forests

Drones have seen a lot of bad press and idiotic hype that has slowed their acceptance by regulators and the public. But let's not forget that they perform valuable services like search and rescue and inspection that can't be done any other way. A gre...

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00:03
Cornell's website can ID bird species through...

Casual birdwatchers may want to bookmark Merlin Bird Photo ID, a website created by Cornell University and the Visipedia research project. Thanks to powerful artificial intelligence techniques, the website can identify birds in photos you upload, so ...

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Saturday June 6

23:09
Apple Pay to reportedly land in UK by summer

A report on Saturday claims Apple is finalizing plans to launch Apple Pay in the UK later this summer, which would mark the in-house payments service's first international offering since rolling out in the U.S. last October.

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21:24
Amazon's voice-savvy Echo speaker now reads...

If you're the sort to wander around the house listening to audiobook versions of hot new novels, Amazon just made your day: it upgraded its voice-guided Echo speaker to handle Audible files. Much like a kid asking for a bedtime story, you only have t...

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19:16
'Better Re' Kickstarter finds a use for...

Better Re hasn't exactly smashed through the boundaries and who even knows if designer Enlighten is here to stay, but it did exceed its $50,000 Kickstarter goal for a project that's on the greener side of things. The idea is that the Better Re will r...

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16:00
Apple Music and the Terrible Return of DRM

An anonymous reader writes: Apple's rumored music streaming service looks set to materialize soon, and a lot of people are talking about how good it might be. But Nilay Patel is looking at the other side — if the service fits with Apple's typical mode of operation, it'll only work with other Apple products. "That means I'll have yet a fourth music service in my life (Spotify, Google Play Music, Prime, and Apple Music) and a fourth set of content exclusives and pricing windows to think about instead of just listening to music." He points out Steve Jobs's 2007 essay on the state of digital music and notes that Jobs seemed to feel DRM was a waste of time — something forced on Apple by the labels. "But it's no longer the labels pushing DRM on the music services; it's the services themselves, because locking you into a single ecosystem guarantees you'll keep paying their monthly subscription fees and hopefully buy into the rest of their ecosystem. ... Apple Music might be available on...

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14:58
Apple Pay for U.K. announcement could happen at WWDC...

Apple is planning to announce support for Apple Pay in the United Kingdom during its Monday Worldwide Developers Conference kickoff keynote, according to a report from The Telegraph. The report adds that the service will go live in the U.K. two months. Mike Cowan, an executive at MasterCard, told the publication that his company is “absolutely” ready to support Apple Pay abroad. The U.K. will likely mark the first international expansion of Apple Pay since its launch in the United States last fall…

Last year, reports claimed that Apple...

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13:59
Valve starts handing out HTC's VR headset to...

If you're one of the fortunate few software developers to have scored HTC's Vive virtual reality headset, you'll want to keep an eye out for a delivery truck in the near future. Valve has confirmed that it's shipping the Vive Developer Edition to a "...

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12:42
Review: Phiaton's BT 220 NC earbuds may sound...

Phiaton's BT 220 NC earbuds will certainly do the job for people who need a pair of Bluetooth headphones for their iPhone or iPad, but some basic inconveniences keep it from being something to recommend.

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12:10
Why online harassment is still ruining lives -- and...

In 2010, Anthony Elonis threatened his estranged wife by writing rants on his Facebook page such as, "There's one way to love you but a thousand ways to kill you. I'm not going to rest until your body is a mess, soaked in blood and dying from all the...

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11:30
Apple may change its 30/70 revenue split for media...

The Financial Times reported on Friday that Apple is in talks with media companies to revise the traditional, across-the-board 30/70 revenue split that Apple imposes on sales of media within its ecosystem.

For the last decade, Apple has taken 30% of the revenue that app developers, publishers, and subscription services make on iOS. But sources told the Financial Times that Apple is considering taking less than that on content purchases, especially through Apple TV and Newsstand. App store terms will remain the same for developers, but media subscription services like Hulu and HBO Now, as well as publishers like Time, The New York Times, and Conde Nast, could stand to benefit. (Disclosure: Ars Technica is owned by Conde Nast).

“Changing Apple’s terms of trade could improve the economics of online...

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10:30
Hackers in giant federal breach got 30 years of...

Just how bad was the hack that compromised the info of 4 million US government workers? Exceptionally bad, if you ask anonymous officials talking to Reuters. They understand that the Office of Personnel Management breach exposed data going as far bac...

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09:00
Opinion: How Apple could improve three key areas of...

The App Store has been around since iOS 2.0 (back when iOS was still called iPhone OS), and has undergone a variety of changes since it was launched. Aside from countless new features that have been added over time, the store has also seen several redesigns.

With iOS 9 set to be announced on Monday, let’s take a look at some ways Apple could simplify the App Store interface while making it more consistent with other apps and adding some much needed functionality tweaks.

Inspiration

First there are a few main points that need to be addressed to help you understand where some of these ideas and changes are coming from. Earlier this year Apple started seeding beta versions of its...

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09:00
Dear Veronica: Behind the scenes with Sirron Norris

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08:26
SpamSieve 2.9.20

Improves the spam filtering utility’s filtering accuracy and launch agent process. ($30 new, free update, 14.2 MB)

 

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08:00
Android's deviant identities

Google's Android Open Source Project (AOSP) rolled out in 2007 with the goal of creating a unified framework for mobile operating systems and, in turn, expediting the development of mobile products. The core of the code was open to everyone, but to h...

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07:00
Caturday: DistilUnion's working cats

Pemba from DistilUnion. Photo via Instagram by Lindsay Windham.

This week, we're giving you a look at two of the office cats at design house and accessory manufacturer DistilUnion, Pemba and Louie. Here's what one of their human office mates, Lindsay Windham, had to say about the feline co-workers:

“So, here’s one of DJ Pemba taking control of the iPod classic on our “vintage” Apple HiFi. This beauty is still our all-time favorite looking speaker, and we’ve kept it fresh by connecting it to the Apple AirPort so we can stream tunes from our iMacs. It’s a musical Apple paradise, basically.

And have I updated you: we now have gray Wally Cases?! It’s my favorite leather so far (and not just because they match the studio kittens – modeled here by Louie.”

Louie from DistilUnion. Photo via Instagram by Lindsay Windham

As a person who also works with office cats, I know just how productive and...

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06:30
Recommended Reading: Russia's professional...

Recommended Reading highlights the best long-form writing on technology and more in print and on the web. Some weeks, you'll also find short reviews of books that we think are worth your time. We hope you enjoy the read.

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06:00
Review: Griffin iTrip AUX is the 3-in-1 car audio,...

Given the widespread adoption of Bluetooth wireless for in-car telephone calling and music streaming, it would be easy to write off Lightning connector-equipped car accessories as… decreasingly important. Any recent car with Bluetooth audio probably also has a USB port built in for Apple device charging and audio output, letting many people integrate iPhones, iPods, or iPads with cars using nothing more than a budget Lightning-to-USB cable.

But that’s not true for everyone. At CES in January, Griffin showed two new car accessories designed to help Apple users whose cars lack USB ports and Bluetooth. iTrip Bluetooth (aka iTrip Bluetooth Aux) hit stores a couple...

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04:34
Amazon is hiring developers for its first PC game

Amazon's ambitions for gaming apparently go quite a bit beyond the mobile space and "hit" consumer hardware. The e-commerce juggernaut is looking for folks to help flesh out the development team of its first PC game and placed a job posting on Gamasu...

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03:45
Today in the App Store -- 2Do, iWatermark+ and Sago...

Here are some of the best free apps, app updates and new apps that have landed in the App Store recently. Today’s notable apps include a discount on 2Do; the new Sago Mini Boats; and an update to iWatermark+. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can.

iOS Apps Now Free

StarMap 3D+: Guide to the Night Sky, Planets, Constellations, and Astronomy [$2.99 → Free] StarMap 3D Plus is the portable star atlas for beginners or advanced astronomers.

iTooch 4th Grade | Math, Science and Language Arts exercises for 4th graders [$9.99 → $3.99] With more than 4,500 exercises, iTooch 4th Grade is a new and fun way of practicing and learning Maths, Language Arts and Science for 4th Graders.

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02:03
Netflix is coming to Spain, Italy and Portugal in...

Netflix wants to grow from servicing its current list of 50 countries to 200 in the next couple of years and now we know three of the new ones coming soon. Earlier this week it added Spain to the list, followed up by Italy, and today it announced Por...

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00:47
This week on AppleInsider: Apple Music, TV delays,...

This week saw a flurry of last-minute rumors emerge about Apple's planned WWDC 2015 announcements -- including streaming music, and the absence of highly-anticipated TV offerings.

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Friday June 5

21:24
Evernote 6.0.13

Popular information management app fixes several bugs. (Free, 64.1 MB)

 

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17:13
Apple to allow limited WWDC streaming at AltConf

After threatening to pursue legal action against AltConf over plans to stream WWDC content at an unaffiliated conference, Apple on Friday agreed to grant limited access to keynote and Platforms State of the Union presentations.

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16:35
Apple reverses course, will allow AltConf to stream...

After using legal action to block alternative developer conference AltConf from streaming the Monday, June 8th Worldwide Developers Conference keynote to its attendees, Apple has reversed course and will allow the conference to go on as originally planned. In a phone call today, lead AltConf organizer Rob Elkin told us that Apple has now agreed to allow his conference to stream the WWDC Kickoff Keynote and the State of the Union address geared toward developers to his audience…

As we reported earlier this week...

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16:16
I’m getting these in-ear monitors

Future Sonics is hands down the best in the industry. This is the company that invented professional Ear Monitors, and they continue to care about your ears and the quality of sound you hear. I’m getting these.

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15:50
Why your favorite stores still don't support...

Apple Pay launched in October with high expectations and two core challenges: The limited number of people who can use it by virtue of which iPhone model they own, and the limited number of stores that accept the service. Apple has touted stats like this one: Apple Pay accounts for $2 of every $3 spent using contactless payments. It certainly sounds impressive. But Reuters surveyed 98 of the nation’s top 100 retailers (the remaining two sell online only) to find out just what those companies think of Apple Pay, and whether the service will ever gain widespread acceptance.

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15:19
Latest comScore data shows Apple increase lead as...

comScore today has released its latest data regarding smartphone market share. The analytics firm says that 188.6 million people owned a smartphone during a three-month period ending in April. That equates to 76.9 percent of the mobile market being made up of smartphones at this point. Apple, according to the data, further strengthened its lead. The company saw a 1.8 percent increase in market share this time around, going from 41.3 percent in January to 43.1 percent in April.

Of the top 5, LG is the only other manufacturer to see an increase, rising from 8 percent to 8.4 percent. Samsung, Motorola, and HTC all three saw a decline in market share. Samsung, still ranked number two, fell from 29.3 percent to 28.6...

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15:10
Apple reportedly horning in on corporate bond issues...

Apple is among an elite cadre of cash-rich tech companies buying up corporate debt as a way to grow their coffers without befalling U.S. repatriation taxes, a report said Friday.

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15:08
Oh HTC

HTC today introduced a 24-karat gold limited edition of the HTC One M9. There’s just a slight problem: One of the three photos depicting the new smartphone was taken with an iPhone.

The most unfortunate photo taken in a while.

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15:07
Gibson Custom Shop True Historic Les Pauls

I love shopping on The Music Zoo Web site. I want all of these.

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14:30
AWT News Update: June 5, 2015

The lull before the storm of Apple news on Monday... here's what happened on National Doughnut Day:

  • Financial Times reports that Apple's new streaming music service will be called "Apple Music"
  • comScore shows that Apple increased its market share lead in the US capturing 43.1% of smartphone sales
  • The Cupertino Cops are playing hardball with AltConf
  • AWT will hold a Google Hangout on Monday to discuss the announcements made during the keynote

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Happy National Doughnut Day. I’m Steve Sande from Apple World Today, and this is the AWT News Update for June 5, 2015.

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13:51
Apple's iPhone gobbles up marketshare in U.S....

A fresh report published by comScore on Friday says Apple's share of the U.S. smartphone market grew nearly two percent during a three-month period ending in April, pushing iPhone's share of subscribers above 43 percent.

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13:09
Apple to name streaming music service 'Apple...

Apple's new streaming music service -- likely to be announced at a Worldwide Developers Conference keynote on Monday -- will be called "Apple Music," and will use personalization to help set itself apart, a report said on Friday.

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12:00
Subsidized AT&T iPhone no longer available...

Since the days of the first iPhone in 2007, Apple has sold the smartphone -- set up for AT&T service ---- as a subsidized purchase. In other words, you'd buy your iPhone for a discounted price with a 2-year AT&T contract, say $199 or $299, as opposed to $599 and $699 for a non-subsidized phone. Well, it appears that those days are over. Last night, Apple removed the option of purchasing a new iPhone on a two-year contract with AT&T from the online Apple Store. Instead, all purchases are now done with AT&T's Next plan using a monthly fee.

On the plus side, the Next plan makes it much more simple for iPhone fans to move to the newest model at the end of 12, 18 ,or 24 months by bundling the unsubsidized price of the phone with a service plan and then splitting that cost into a monthly fee. There's also no required down payment.

The pricing for a 16 GB iPhone 6 starts at $21.64 per month without a voice and data plan, while the 128 GB iPhone 6 Plus starts...

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11:47
∞ AltBeardBash at WWDC

It’s become somewhat of a tradition now—the AltBeardBash at WWDC is in its fourth year, and we have big plans for the event next week.

As with previous years, entertainment will be provided by the Amazing Embarrassonic Human Karaoke Machine—these guys truly are amazing.

While the party is an invite-only event, I always hold a few tickets for readers of The Loop and listeners of my two podcasts, The Dalrymple Report with Merlin Mann and Amplified. So, if you’ll be in San Francisco for WWDC and would like to attend the party on Monday night,...

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11:38
Scientists power a fitness tracker with household...

Wireless electricity transmission sounds... dangerous, but the ability to do it could transform the internet of things. Researchers from the University of Washington have charged a JawBone UP24 fitness tracker with nothing but ordinary WiFi. They not...

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11:34
Apple mulling reduced App Store fees for...

For the first time since the opening of the App Store, Apple is reportedly considering alterations to its revenue model that would see the iPhone maker's cut of subscriptions reduced to less than 30 percent.

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11:15
What to expect from Apple at WWDC 2015

Didn't we just wrap up a developer conference? Never mind that -- Apple's WWDC kicks off in earnest on Monday, June 8th, and we'll be there to liveblog the finer points of the morning's keynote (and bring you some sweet hands-on coverage too, if we g...

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