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Sunday April 17

The 30 best TV theme songs of all time

I’m sorry but I’d have to put the Spider-Man theme number one if only because it was the only song my brothers and I ever sang at the top of our lungs every time it played. Drove my mother nuts.

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Google's Android N OS Will Support Pressure-...

An anonymous reader writes: In the latest Developer Preview 2 of Android N, Google introduced new "Launcher shortcuts" to the beta OS. It allows developers to "define shortcuts which users can expose in the launcher to help them perform actions quicker." It's reminiscent of Apple's "3D Touch" feature found in the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, which can allow for specific parts of an app to be displayed in a pop-up menu when users forcefully press on an icon or other miscellaneous piece of information developed with the feature.

As mentioned in Phandroid's report testing the "setDynamicShortcuts(List)" feature, Google offered four different scenarios where Launcher Shortcuts make sense: Navigating users to a particular location in a mapping app, sending messages to a friend in a communication app, playing the next episode of a TV show in a media app, or loading the last save point in a gaming app.
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OWC’s Aura SSDs are a good way to add storage to...

OWC's Aura drive for newer MacBook Airs and Pros.

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MacBooks (and iBooks and PowerBooks before them) have never been renowned for their repairability, but post-2010 MacBook Air models have been particularly bad. RAM is soldered to the motherboard. Drives use proprietary connections. The Retina MacBook has no user-serviceable parts on the motherboard, which is so tightly integrated that it’s more like an iPad motherboard than a Mac.

There’s not much you can do about parts that are soldered to the motherboard, but when it comes to proprietary connectors, the folks at Other...

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Apple expected to ditch aluminum, release glass-...

Apple reportedly plans to shake up the materials used for the iPhone in 2017, abandoning the aluminum casing it has used for years and returning to the glass chassis championed with the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4s.

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Take Control of Slack Basics: Chapter 7, Conduct...

When you just want to have a quick word with someone or see what sort of food your regular lunch group wants to get, a direct message conversation is often easier than a setting up channel. In this chapter, Glenn Fleishman explains everything you need to know about direct message conversations, which, admittedly, isn’t all that much.


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Chapter 7 of “Take Control of Slack Basics” Available

Slack channels are great for holding messages on particular topics, but what about when you just want to have a quick chat with a few people? That’s what direct message conversations are for. In this week’s chapter, Glenn Fleishman explains how conversations work.


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KGI: Apple to drop aluminum iPhone casing in 2017 in...

In a new report by KGI’s Ming-Chi Kuo, the reliable Apple analyst claims that the iPhone will be seeing a major redesign in 2017, dropping the iconic aluminum casing for an all-glass enclosure with AMOLED screen. This follows on from another of Kuo’s reports in late March, where he first suggested Apple will return to an iPhone design akin to the iPhone 4. It does not seem like the iPhone 7 for 2016 will be seeing such a major overhaul, breaking Apple’s tick-tock pattern of a significant chassis redesign every other generation.

Kuo believes that Apple will be moving to an all-glass enclosure, dropping aluminum completely as it will no longer appear modern or fresh in 2017. Apple’s smartphone competitors are also adopting aluminum designs in droves, making it more likely Apple will want to differentiate with entirely new materials.


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iPhone SE vs. iPhone 6: How Apple's cheaper,...

Although they're still on sale, and potentially tempting, there's really no reason you should be buying an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus in early 2016 -- even if you're not interested in the iPhone SE.

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China's realistic robot Jia Jia can chat with...

The University of Science and Technology of China has recently unveiled an eerily realistic robot named Jia Jia. While she looks more human-like than that creepy ScarJo robot, you'll probably still find yourself plunging head first into the uncanny v...

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Saturday April 16

Extra-thin LEDs put a screen on your skin

Eventually, wearable displays might be so thin that they effectively blend into your skin. University of Tokyo researchers have developed an optoelectronic skin whose polymer LEDs and organic photodetectors are so thin (3 micrometers) that they prac...

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The first 'Dark Souls 3' add-on doesn...

Given that plenty of folks went to impressive lengths to play FromSoftware's latest game early, I'm betting the following Dark Souls 3 news isn't going to sit well with them. Why? Because you'll have to wait until this fall to play anything beyond wh...

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Ancient apps leave 3.2 million PCs open to...

Criminals are relying on some particularly insidious ways to spread ransomware. Cisco's Talos group has discovered that intruders are taking advantage of vulnerabilities in old versions of Follett library management software (specifically, the assoc...

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Snowden Predicts Global iPhone Hack, Records Song

Edward Snowden criticized the FBI for leaving open security holes found in the iPhone, predicting the hack will now become globally available by the end of 2016. "Personally, I think we'll see it by the end of August," he wrote to his two million followers on Twitter, where one British newspaper reports Snowden was also "recently invited into a Twitter private group chat with a lot of teenage girls who didn't know who he was." (Snowden asked them to call him "Ed," and warned them that if they messaged him, the NSA would read their messages.) Friday Snowden also tweeted a 2013 article about the U.C. Davis police officer who used pepper spray on protesters, writing that the officer was later awarded $38,000 "for his 'pain and suffering'." But Snowden has also been collaborating with French electronic musician Jean-Michel Jarre, contributing samples of his voice to a six-minute track to be included on an upcoming album. "Technology can actually increase privacy," Snowden says on the...

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21 tiny design features that show Apple’s incredible...

Apple has always had this obsessive attention to detail. I love that some of these are so subtle you’d never notice them but Apple went to the effort to create them anyway.

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How-to: Quickly rename multiple files on your Mac...

Renaming multiple files can be a tedious process when doing so manually, but the Finder in OS X can make it easier to rename a batch of files at once on your Mac. Instead of relying on a third party app, use this handy tip to quickly rename a batch of files without breaking a sweat. more…

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This week on AI: Apple Watch 2 an 's'...

Some focus returned to the second-generation Apple Watch and the Apple Car -- two products shrouded in mystery -- but the encryption debate continued to flourish, particularly with news that the FBI has yet to find useful information on the iPhone of dead San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook.

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Windows Users Warned to Dump QuickTime Pronto

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Thursday issued a warning to remove Apple's QuickTime for Windows. The alert came in response to Trend Micro's report of two security flaws in the software, which will never be patched because Apple has ended support for QuickTime for Windows. Computers running QuickTime are open to increased risk of malicious attack or data loss, US-CERT warned, and remote attackers could take control of a victim's computer system. US-CERT is part of DHS' National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center.

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This week’s top stories: iPhone 7, the future of...

In this week’s top stories, attention turned from the iPhone SE and iPad Pro 9.7 to what’s coming next from Apple, as stories surrounding the iPhone 7 and the future of Apple’s MacBook lineup rounded out the most shared articles of the week. But not far behind was Zac’s review of the iPhone SE followed by analysis of the new iPad Pro’s 9.7-inch display showing record mobile display performance and possible hints at what’s to come from iPhone 7 this fall.

As always, we have the easy links to those stories and the rest of this week’s most shared news and videos below:


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Apple Expects Users To Replace Their iPhone, Apple...

Apple says it expects its users to replace their iPhone and Apple Watch after (more like, every) three years. The company adds that it expects a Mac user to replace their computer after four years. The iPhone maker shared the expectations in a recently released document as part of its latest environmental push. In the document, Apple underscores how much its products contribute to the greenhouse gas lifecycle. The Guardian reports: Within a new question and answer section Apple said: "Years of use, which are based on first owners, are assumed to be four years for OS X and tvOS devices and three years for iOS and watchOS devices." That assessment doesn't take into account the recycling of devices, their reconditioning and their resale, of course, but when you buy a new iPhone 6S for $649 (starting price, off-contract), Apple expects it to last three years, something many suspected. Apple has been accused of intentionally slowing down iPhones every time a new one is released,...

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Jony Ive creates unique iPad Pro items for ‘Time for...

Jony Ive, Apple’s chief design officer, has created a one-of-a-kind range of iPad accessories, which will be sold at the upcoming “Time For Design” auction, proceeds of which will go towards the new Design Museum in Kensington, notes Wallpaper

Pictured from left to right are a custom designed 12.9-inch iPad Pro, a unique “Smart Cover,” Apple Pencil and holder. Donated by the Apple Design Team, the items have an estimated value of £10,000 – £15,000.

Co-curated by Deyan Sudjic, the director of the Design Museum and Alexander Payne, worldwide director of Design at Phillips, Time for Design is both a live auction on April 28 and an online-only auction from April 7 to May 2. All profits from the sale will be donated to the Design Museum's capital campaign for its new home in Holland Park.

The Design Museum is a museum founded in 1989. It covers product, industrial, graphic,...

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Apple asks judge to deny DOJ’s latest iPhone...

On Friday Apple asked a New York federal judge to reject the U.S. Justice Department's latest attempt to force the company to unlock an iPhone, saying the government has "utterly failed" to prove it needs such unusual technical support.

As noted by The Mercury News, Apple's lawyers renewed their defense of the company's need to protect the security of iPhone users. The attorneys accused the FBI of seeking to force Apple to unlock a smartphone in a Brooklyn drug case solely to set precedent across the country that threatens its strong encryption in iPhones.

Apple also maintains the Justice Department's request is questionable since the FBI initially insisted it needed Apple to unlock an iPhone in the the San Bernardino shooter case, then ditched the request when it it worked around Apple’s lack of cooperation.

Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn want a court order to require Apple to...

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EBUB Viewer helps Mac users juggle EPUB files

If you deal at all with EPUB (electronic publication documents), EPUB Viewer for Mac OS X (10.6 or higher) from Enolsoft is a tool worth checking out — IF you need lots of bells and whistles. A demo is available for download, and you can buy the utility for $2.99 at the Mac App Store.

What's EPUBL? It's a free and open e-book standard by the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF). Files have the extension .epub. EPUB Viewer for Mac is an EPUB eBook reader that lets you open and read non-DRM protected EPUB formats on your Mac.

It has zoom-in, zoom-out, bookmark, scrolling, print and other features. You can also use it as a Mac EPUB to PDF Converter to convert an EPUB document to a PDF document. Converting EPUB docs to the PDF format conveniently retains the original elements, including layout,...

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The Week in iPad Cases: Meet Pad & Quill's..., Catalyst's new waterproof case for the iPad Pro

This week’s roundup of new iPad cases includes the latest from Pad & Quill. Plus, new folios, leather sleeves, and more.


The Sleeve (9.7-inch iPad Pro, iPad Air/Air 2; $99) combines protection and style with a fashionable leather exterior wrapped around a foam-padded interior.

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The week in Apple news: MacOS rebrand rumor, iPhone...

Apple headlines for the week ending Apr. 15, 2016

The buzz this week didn’t come from Apple, and it certainly wasn’t news. It came from Motor Trend and their awful attempt at designing the rumored Apple Car. Motor Trend’s piece just proves that it’s really, really difficult to design a car. For real news, check out the headlines in this slideshow. Click the link to get more info.

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Jony Ive designs one-of-a-kind iPad Pro, Smart Cover...

To help raise money for the relocation of the prestigious London Design Museum, Apple has submitted a very special lot to be sold at auction. Jony Ive has designed a one-of-a-kind iPad Pro and set of accessories, labelled ‘Edition 1 of 1’. The lot includes a 12.9 inch iPad Pro with a custom yellow-gold anodised finish, a blue leather Smart Cover and an Apple Pencil case cover — an accessory that Apple doesn’t sell at all today. It’s a small carry case for the Pencil, made with orange Italian calf leather. To denote the exclusivity of the products, an ‘Edition 1 of 1’ label has been engraved into the iPad Pro and underside of the Smart Cover.

Given its special edition nature, the auction is expected to sell for a tidy premium over Apple’s normal iPad Pro pricing …


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Friday April 15

Genetically modified mushrooms cleared by the USDA

While the ethical debate rages on about genetically modified human embryos, the United States Department of Agriculture has cleared its first CRISPR-modified organism. CRISPR, in case you've forgotten, is an editing technique that can alter the genom...

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Lockheed Martin's school bus takes you on a...

Lockheed Martin's Generation Beyond initiative aims to "inspire the next generation of innovators, explorers, inventors and pioneers to pursue STEM careers." And what better way to spark young students' curiosity than to give them ride on a bus that...

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Apple's Recycling Initiatives Recover $40...

An anonymous reader writes: Apple released its latest annual environmental report yesterday with numbers detailing how much the company has been able to recover from old devices. Business Insider notes that Apple was able to recover over 61 million pounds of steel, aluminum, glass, and other materials from its computers and iPhones. This includes a total of 2,204 pounds of gold worth $40 million at current prices ($1,229.80 per troy ounce of gold). Cult of Mac ran the figures quoted by Apple through today's metal prices, and came up with individual figures for copper ($6.4 million), aluminum ($3.2 million), silver ($1.6 million), nickel ($160,426), zinc ($109,503), and lead ($33,999). Last month, Apple unveiled an iPhone recycling robot, named Liam, that salvages old parts.


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Outlook arrives for Android Wear devices

Microsoft is putting Outlook on the wrists of Google fans. The email app now has support for the Android Wear platform. With it, you can check any notifications that pop, pore over messages, and use pre-set responses or voice dictation to bang out a...

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Canada's prime minister schools reporter on...

Justin Trudeau, Canada's prime minister, paid a visit to the Perimeter for Theoretical Physicals in Waterloo earlier today. There, he encountered a sassy reporter who seemingly didn't expect him to know much about quantum computing. But, as it turns...

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Uber, Lyft drivers will need a business permit in...

Uber and Lyft drivers in San Francisco will have to register for a business permit if they want to continue earning money from giving and sharing rides. City Treasurer Jose Cisneros has begun sending out letters to 37,018 drivers in the city letting...

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Apple's Jony Ive donates one-of-a-kind iPad Pro...

An auction in London is featuring a custom 12.9-inch iPad Pro and accompanying Smart Cover, Apple Pencil and holder as one of its lots, as donated by Apple SDO Jony Ive and his design team.

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Verizon will reportedly launch its next-gen TV...

Massive multimedia conglomerate Verizon is reportedly looking to overhaul one of its key consumer offerings. According to Variety, the company is preparing a next-generation "IP TV service," with a planned launch in one of its existing FiOS markets l...

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Apple lauds own encryption efforts, says hackers are...

Apple engineers jumped on a conference call with press outlets shortly following Friday's New York court filing to tout the company's encryption efforts, while at the same time making clear that those protocols are in place to protect against hackers, not government intrusion.

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Apple asks judge to reject Justice Department order...

“The government has utterly failed to demonstrate that the requested order is necessary to effectuate the search warrant, including that it exhausted all other avenues for recovering the information it seeks,’’ Apple argued in the new filing to U.S. District Judge Margo Brodie. “Before the government demands that Apple do the work of law enforcement, the government must offer evidence that it has performed an ‘exhaustive search’ and that it remains unable to obtain the data it seeks without Apple’s assistance.”

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Tengami’s laid-back approach to puzzles makes this a...

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

The opening scene of Tengami takes place in a tatami room, a traditional Japanese style consisting of matted floors. Tap ‘New Game,’ and the camera zooms in, onto a table that holds a thick book. Your first task is to open this book, because the entire game takes place inside this ornate pop-up book.

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Apple's iPad multitasking has 'profound...

A recent study by Major League Baseball found iPad multitasking introduced in Apple's iOS 9 release, including Split View and picture-in-picture video, contributed to an 86 percent jump in live streaming over the last year.

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Apple holds steadfast, refuses to help feds unlock...

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On Friday, Apple formally responded to the government’s demand that the company help unlock a seized iPhone in New York, which pre-dates the debacle that played out earlier this year in San Bernardino.


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Apple's iTunes Movies and iBooks Stores...

tedlistens writes: China-based customers of the iTunes movies and books stores reported network errors beginning on Thursday. Apple did not comment, but Apple Insider offers an unverified report that the storefronts have been closed "due to a pending government investigation into Apple's business practices." Apple first opened its doors to its movie and e-book online stores in China last September, which included the activation of Apple Music services. While the music streaming services remain operational, the movie and e-book stores are not. China's censorship laws and strict regulations in general have been tough for U.S. companies like Apple to navigate. Last year, Apple was actively disabling its iOS News app for its Chinese customers, a move many believe to be in adherence of China's censorship policies. Eddy Cue, SVP of Internet Software and Services, denied those claims.


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AWT News Update: April 15, 2016

We're ending the week with news from around the world, all about our favorite tech company:

  • Intel's rumored to be on the verge of layoffs in the near future, and we speculate if it's time for Apple to start using its own chip designs in future Macs
  • Apple starts Earth Day celebrations a week early with a green leaf on the logo and retail employees in green t-shirts
  • iPhone 6s and 6s Plus sales are reportedly "sluggish" and rumors even say that Apple might release the iPhone 7 earlier than scheduled to revive sales
  • A fun rumor and some speculation about the fate of the MacBook line

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The battle over the Sea-Monkey fortune

How many of you had “sea monkies” when you were a kid? I remember seeing the ads in the back of almost every comic book I read but not believing for a second they looked as pictured. Sure enough, some kid in our neighborhood managed to convince his parents to let him buy the package and they were just as disappointing as I had imagined they would be.

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Apple says FBI has failed to prove necessity in New...

Apple in a court filing Friday argued the FBI has "utterly failed" to prove necessity in its request for assistance in extracting data from a passcode-locked iPhone related to a New York drug case.

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Killer Mac Clearance: $999 MacBook Pros, $400-$900...

One Apple authorized reseller is blowing out their inventory of remaining 2013 and 2014 MacBooks, iMacs and Mac Pros, with the deepest discounts we've ever seen. There are only a few of each model, including $999 13" MacBook Pros, $1,499 15" MacBook Pros, $899 CTO MacBook Airs and $799 iMacs.

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Spirit of the West finally home for a rest at the...

Spirit of the West was/is one of my favorite bands. I saw them often when I was in college here in Vancouver and they were very approachable, often sitting with us after gigs and chatting. The song, “The Crawl”, was seen as a challenge to us college boys. We wanted to hit all the pubs in the song in one evening. We tried many times but my friends didn’t have my Nova Scotia stamina for heavy drinking. And check out one of their most well known songs, “Home for a Rest”. Very sad to hear of their myriad of health issues and even sadder I won’t get to see them one last time.


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Notable apps and app updates for April 15, 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.

OS X Apps and Updates

Pixave 2

If there's one thing that the Photos app doesn't do very well, it's organizing images. While the idea of Years, Moments, and drilling down into a sea of image icons seems like it would work, it often takes a long time to find a specific photo or an image that will fill a need. Pixave 2 ($14.99) was not only named a Best of 2015 App by Apple, but has been featured as a "Best New App" for OS X throughout this  year. It has a ton of great ratings from users, supports almost every type of format you can imagine, and makes tagging fast and easy. 

CARROT Weather

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Using a Dyson hand dryer is like setting off a viral...

I absolutely hate these blast dryers. Now there’s scientific evidence for my hatred.

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Facebook Envisions Virtual Social Future

Facebook on Wednesday demonstrated at its F8 developer conference how socializing could take place in a virtual world. Two employees some 30 miles apart -- Chief Technology Officer Mike Schroepfer in San Francisco and Product Manager Michael Booth in Menlo Park, California -- showed how they could share the same virtual space. Through the use of 360-degree photos, they visited London and the hangar where Facebook's unmanned aerial vehicle is housed, drew together with virtual pens, and took selfies and posted them to their Facebook news feeds.

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The Public Access Weekly: Six for the taxman

There was something I was supposed to do today, but I can't quite seem to recall what it was.... Just kidding! Clearly, today is the day I write and publish the Public Access Weekly! And also the day that citizens across the U.S. dread: tax day. Or,...

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Apple Considering Google-Like 'Paid Search...

Apple is considering big changes to the App Store, according to a Bloomberg report. The publication claims that the iPhone maker has a team working on "paid searches" -- something similar to Google's model. Under this, the company will charge its developers for showing their apps among top search results. Apple critic John Gruber writes: This sounds like a terrible idea. The one and only thing Apple should do with App Store search is make it more accurate. They don't need to squeeze any more money from it. More accurate, reliable App Store search would help users and help good developers. It's downright embarrassing that App Store search is still so bad. Google web search is better for searching Apple's App Store than the App Store's built-in search. That's the problem Apple needs to address.


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Facing 'sluggish sales,' Apple said to...

Apple has apparently signaled to its suppliers that it plans to maintain reduced output of the flagship iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus through the end of the June quarter, suggesting that year-over-year declines could continue, according to a new report.

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2016 MacBooks: Everything we know about Apple’s...

Following Apple’s iPhone SE and 9.7-inch iPad Pro launch last month, the MacBook lineup is next up for major product updates from Apple. What needs upgrading? All MacBooks are approaching or passing the one year mark since last being updated — MacBook Airs in March of last year, the new 12-inch MacBook in April, and the Retina MacBook Pros in March and May. But where might the new machines leave the rest of the lineup?


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China eclipses Japan for second place in iOS App...

In the March quarter, revenues from the Chinese iOS App Store surpassed Japan for the first time -- showing them on a course to eventually top the U.S, according to estimates published on Friday.

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Facebook may add news sections to its app, just like...

Facebook experiments with changes to its layout and News Feed all the time, but this is pretty major: The social network confirmed to Mashable that it’s experimenting with adding extra news sections to the main mobile apps for iOS and Android, kind of like Facebook Paper.

We already love Facebook Paper on iOS for having virtually no ads and letting you send and receive Facebook messages inside the app, instead of booting you out to the separate Facebook Messenger standalone app. Facebook definitely isn’t about to take the ads out of the main Facebook app, or add messages back in, so we hope that Facebook Paper sticks around even if these changes roll out to the main app.


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AAPL drops on reports of continuing iPhone...

As CNBC notes, Apple’s stock is seeing a noticeable afternoon dive following a supply chain report that iPhone production will remain reduced from April through June. Nikkei Asian Review issued the report earlier today:

Slow sales of the flagship iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, which debuted last autumn, have forced Apple to adjust inventories. It lowered production for the January-March quarter by about 30% from the year-earlier period. With sales still sluggish, the U.S. company has told parts suppliers in Japan and elsewhere that it will maintain the reduced output level in the current quarter.


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MacOS or macOS instead of Mac OS X? Let's look...

Rumors have revived that Mac OS X will be renamed MacOS or macOS. At Apple’s website about “more answers to your questions about Apple and the environment," this sentence was spotted: “Years of use, which are based on first owners, are assumed to be four years for MacOS and tvOS devices and three years for iOS and watchOS devices.”

However, since the statement was spotted, Apple has revised it. Now it says that the years of use are are assumed to be four years for OS X and tvOS devices and three years for iOS and watchOS devices.” Yep, OS X, not MacOS (or macOS).

Not that these statements prove anything one way or another. However, code spotted in the latest release of El Capitan earlier this month launched the rumor that, following the naming conventions of iOS, watchOS and tvOS, Mac OS X would be dubbed simply macOS starting with the next major rev. We should find out at Apple’s 2016 Worldwide...

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Super Mario Bros. world record beaten with near-...

This is such a bizarre and useless accomplishment but, having wasted countless hours on this game, I can certainly appreciate the effort.

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iTunes Allowances to end May 25, 2016

I used the hell out of iTunes allowances, but Family Sharing is a great way to share content.

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Report: Apple considering a paid search model for...

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Apple has a team of "about 100 employees" working on search improvements for the iOS App Store, according to a report from Bloomberg. Of the improvements being considered, the only one the report specifically calls out is a potential system by which app developers could pay Apple to feature their apps in search results, not unlike a service that Google rolled out for Google Play developers early last year.

On the one hand, this might bring some order to the current App Store discovery process. The Top Charts are habitually stocked with the same big-name apps, which are more likely to stay in the Top Charts because that's how many apps are discovered in the first place...

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Apple rumored to be adding an ad service to its app...

Apple is thinking of adding an advertising service to the Apple App Store (and perhaps the Mac App Store) through which developers would pay to have their apps shown at the top of search results, Bloomberg reports

Similar to search ads on Google or Bing, advertisers would pay receive placement when there’s a search for certain keywords. Apple is also reportedly looking for ways to improve App Store browsing. About 100 employees are said to be working on the effort to overhaul the App Store, including many engineers previously on the iAd mobile ad team, which has been scaled back.

The search ads would act as new competition for Facebook, which gets paid when ads shown within its apps and mobile ad network lead to downloads/installs. Back in mid-2014,...

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Oxfam: Apple holds more money overseas than any...

According to a data analysis by charity group Oxfam. Apple, which made $231.1 billion in profits from 2008 to 2014, has kept the money overseas through three subsidiaries, according to the report. 

Apple reportedly ha over $181 million held offshore. Some of the other companies on the list include Alphabet (Google), American Express, AT&T, Bank of America, Boeing, Chevron, Coca-Cola, Comcast, Exxon Mobil, and Microsoft.

However, in May 2013, Apple CEO Tim Cook released a statement to the U.S. Senate defending the company's tax policies. In part the statement read:

"Apple is likely the largest corporate income tax payer in the US, having paid nearly $6 billion in taxes to the US Treasury in FY2012. These payments account for $1 in every $40 in corporate income tax the US Treasury collected last year. The Company’s FY2012 total US federal cash...

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Reception buildings, snack areas begin to surface at...

Apple has begun building its reception buildings at its new Campus 2 headquarters.

While a fair number of images have surfaced from drone footage of the “ring” building, Apple is currently finishing up two reception buildings; one with glass walls topped by a simple roof and the other, seen above.

The two reception buildings will play a gatekeeper role for visitors; a couple of “outdoor food stations” inside the circular courtyard; and a decidedly modern maintenance shed. A city staff report includes some renderings of the proposed designs, which hadn’t been previously disclosed.

The drawings show a careful relationship to the aesthetic that Foster + Partners developed for the 2.8 million square foot circular building, which is rapidly reaching...

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Rumor: Ultrathin MacBook update coming in second...

Apple is allegedly planning to update its ultraportable MacBook with Retina display in the second half of 2016, featuring a new screen hing design made from metal injection molding, according to a new supply chain report.

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9to5Toys Last Call: High-end 15″ Retina MacBook Pro...

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Siri learns a new trick on 4th-gen Apple TV: Live...

Siri's universal search on the 4th-generation Apple TV gained power earlier this week with the addition of the Starz app and CBS to the list of channels. MacRumors today highlighted a new feature of Siri -- Live Tune-In, which allows viewers to pop right into live programming with a single command to Siri Remote.

MacRumors noted that Live Tune-In was detailed on the What's New splash page, which is under the Settings channel in the System section. According to the splash page (as seen below), with Live Tune-In viewers can "Ask Siri to start watching a live channel in one of the supported apps, such as CBS, Disney XD and ESPN. Try saying "Watch CBS" or "Watch ESPN live". 

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MacScan 3: Security. Privacy. Anti-Malware.

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MacGameStore launches “Pay What You Want Bundle” today announced the release of an exciting “Pay What You Want” bundle to celebrate great Indie games. We’re also thrilled to announce that 10% of the proceeds from the sale of the bundle will go to “Stand Up To Cancer”, a groundbreaking initiative created to accelerate innovative cancer research that will get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives now.

If you beat the average price, you get even more games. The average price right now is just over $5.00.

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Report: Apple might charge developers for App Store...

Get ready for some controversy: According to a Bloomberg report, Apple is considering big changes for the iOS App Store, including paid search results a la Google.

That means developers who want to be surfaced to the top of the App Store’s search results for specific keywords would have to pay for the privilege.

That’s just one of the App Store revenue opportunities that Apple is reportedly considering. The company has put together a 100-person “secret” team—isn’t it always a secret?—made up of the remnants of its folding iAd department.

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Apple Store logos go green, Apple's website...

A week before Earth Day, Apple has changed the leaf on its logo at retail stores to green, and also provided retail employees with green shirts. Apple's website is also prominently featuring "Liam," the robot that the company uses to quickly disassemble devices for recycling.

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E2E Encryption Could Make WhatsApp a Spam Magnet

Facebook's WhatsApp last week announced it would roll out end-to-end encryption for its users to better protect their privacy, but the move could make the service more attractive to spammers, too. While encryption can safeguard information from data thieves, it also can block data protectors from detecting malicious activity on their networks. "WhatsApp's encryption policy is a win for privacy advocates, but it will not stop the growth of spam on the platform and could make the problem worse," AdaptiveMobile's Simeon Coney said.

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Apple begins promoting 'Live Tune-In'...

Owners of the fourth-generation Apple TV were on Friday greeted with an updated "What's New" splash screen, promoting "Live Tune-In," a feature letting people jump straight into the live TV feeds of select apps.

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Last Call: 11" MacBook Airs for $749; $100-150...

The deepest discounts we've seen on 2015 MacBook Airs -- including many rarely-discounted built-to-order (BTO) configurations -- have just gone live. Meanwhile there's roughly 36 hours left to grab a 11" MacBook Air for $749 (current 2015 model) or 15" MacBook Pro for $1,749 (current 2015 model).

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Apple unlikely to get details of San Bernardino...

The company that helped the FBI unlock a San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone to get data has sole legal ownership of the method, making it highly unlikely the technique will be disclosed by the government to Apple or any other entity, Obama administration sources said this week.

Not a big surprise. The government doesn’t want Apple to fix the exploit, but there is no doubt Apple is working very hard to close it.

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Apple might’ve let “MacOS” rebranding for OS X slip...

Evidence that Apple will rebrand OS X to MacOS is starting to pile up, with the new name appearing briefly on Apple’s own website.

As spotted by 9to5Mac, Apple’s Environment page got an update on Thursday, and for a short time it included a reference to MacOS. “Years of use, which are based on first owners, are assumed to be four years for MacOS and tvOS devices and three years for iOS and watchOS devices,” the page said. (Apple has since reverted the name to OS X.)

This isn’t the first time the potential name change has slipped out. Last month, an Interface Builder document inside the OS X system folder included a file named “FUFlightViewController_macOS.nib” (emphasis ours). Still, 9to5Mac noted that the name could have...

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Siri on Apple TV gains new ‘Live Tune-In’ feature...

Earlier this week Apple TV added CBS and the newly launched Starz app to its growing list of universal search channels, which lets you use Siri or the Search app to find movies and TV shows across multiple channels in a single search. Now Siri has learned another new skill called Live Tune-In, which lets you easily jump right into live programming with a single voice command using Siri Remote.


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‘Ghostbusters: Slime City’ mobile game coming...

The new Ghostbusters movie reboot is set for release in theatres this July, and alongside the film Activision and Sony announced today they will release Ghostbusters: Slime City for mobile devices, including iOS. The companies just sent over a first look at the game including a trailer with brief gameplay shots and some screenshots below.

The storyline in the game will take place after the events that unfold in the new movie, and the characters will not be clones of the film’s cast but rather a new selection of heroes. The new Ghostbusters movie is a reboot of the original film and features an all female cast in the main roles, including: Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones.

The rundown on gameplay in Ghostbusters: Slime City from the press release:

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Rumor: Apple, Samsung Display sign $2.59 billion...

Past (and present) lawsuits aside, there’s plenty of money to be made when Apple and Samsung join forces to create something.

A new report has stated that Apple and Samsung have reached a deal to supply 100 million OLED display units to Apple beginning in 2017.

The agreement between Apple and Samsung is reportedly worth around $2.59 billion and the two companies are expected to maintain the agreement for at least three years. Furthermore, the agreement is for 100 million 5.5-inch OLED displays. The report makes no mention of Samsung providing any 4.7-inch panels.

According to the terms of the deal, Samsung Display will supply 100 million 5.5-inch OLED units annually, with the value being estimated at 3 trillion won ($2.59...

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The Week in iOS Apps: Get healthy!

Healthy app-roach!

This week’s roundup includes a new app that tracks data from your Apple Watch to help you meet your fitness goals. Read on!


Activity++ is a $3 app designed to collect the data from your Apple Watch and help you make sense of it all—you can see a timeline of your progress toward fitness goals, track your streaks (how many days in a row you reached 10,000 steps, for example), and get detailed view of your activity on individual days.

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Rumor: Apple looking to Amphenol for thinner, metal...

Following up on a rumor from November that Apple was working with suppliers to “fully redesign” many of the MacBook’s internal components to achieve a slimmer design, it appears that Apple might be making a move towards metal injection mold-made hinges.

Metal injection molding is a metalworking process that’s used to create very small metal pieces that are typically used by Apple for the internals of products like iPhone and Apple Watch. Apple is apparently looking to use the technology for its MacBook hinges to save space and achieve an “ultra-thin” design on its next generation of notebooks.

The new hinges would be supplied by Amphenol, which claims to produce the thinnest sliding hinges in the world via its web site. The company...

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LG marketing depicts new MacBook-like Gram laptop...

Marketing images for LG's new 15.6-inch Gram laptop depict the computer as running Apple's Final Cut Pro X and Logic Pro X on OS X -- even though the machine is based on Windows 10. [Updated]

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Opinion: And here’s what I’d do to rationalize Apple...

I talked earlier this week about how I’d rationalize Apple’s MacBook lineup, so now it’s time to look at the desktop lineup.

I argued on Tuesday that the MacBook range was more complicated than it needs to be, and could be simplified by having a ‘good’ and ‘better’ version of each model, with custom-builds available for those who want ‘best.’ I also suggested that Apple be a little more generous with its specs as part of that simplification process.

Things are a little less clear-cut with desktop Macs, but I still think some cleaning-up of the options would be beneficial …


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Uninstall now! Apple abandons QuickTime for Windows...

Yet another program is joining Java 6 and Windows XP as big-name software you do not want running on your PC. Security firm Trend Micro and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security are advising all Windows users to uninstall Apple’s QuickTime as soon as possible. (The advisory does not affect Mac users.)

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Apple Stores go green around the world ahead of...

Yesterday Apple kicked off two campaigns to promote Earth Day next week, and today Apple Stores around the world are going green to signal support. The leaf portion of the Apple logo that hovers above the entrance of each Apple Store shifts from white to green around Earth Day each year, and this year we’re seeing those leaflets illuminate green a full week in advance. Apple Stores are observing Earth Day in other ways this year too…


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Tesla recruits prominent Apple Store leader to run...

The store leader of Apple's Third Street Promenade store in Santa Monica, Calif. is leaving to assume a more significant role at Tesla, taking charge of a host of showrooms in Los Angeles County, according to a tip received by AppleInsider.

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∞ Kermit and Fozzie Bear’s fantastic 1979 camera test

[VIDEO] Kermit shatters Fozzie Bear’s illusions about himself. A delicious bit of improv.

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A photo of a lava flow at the heart of Chernobyl

This is an amazing photo and a terrific read.

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On Facebook, identity and advertising

A fascinating read from Ben Thompson, a nice analysis of Facebook, it’s core values, and how the changing nature of advertising and the growing sophistication of Facebook users’ sense of identity is stressing those values. Terrific insights.

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Nine notebooks worth remembering

What was your first laptop? Mine was not on this list but it does have a Wikipedia page.

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Juniper Research: Apple Pay will lead the way in...

Mobile and wearable contactless payments could hit $95 billion by 2018, with Apple leading the way to help develop the sector, according to new research from Juniper Research, as noted by The Irish Times.

The research group says the market for such payments was worth less than $35 billion last year, but recent developments and an increased interest in near-field communications (NFC) technology has given the sector a boost. 

However, Juniper Research says it take “several years” before wearable technology reaches “critical mass.” The research group notes that Apple sold nine million Apple Watches in 2015 compared with “millions of new iPhones compatible with NFC.”


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Apple’s new Environmental Responsibility Report

Apple’s latest Environmental Responsibility Report is a great read, full of incredible achievements, noble efforts. Amazing priorities, especially for one of the largest companies on the planet.

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Another (quickly hidden) clue that Apple may shift...

This is speculation. But mounting speculation.

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Patent report: movable, illuminated Mac laptop...

Apple files for — and is granted — lots of patents by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. Many are for inventions that never see the light of day. However, you never can tell which ones will materialize in a real product, so here are this week’s patent highlights: 

A new Apple patent (number 20160103496) for a “dynamic input surface for electronic devices” hints at future Mac laptops with movable, illuminated trackpads. In the filing, Apple notes that conventional input devices, such as keyboards or track pads for a laptop, are susceptible to damage. For example, debris and other contaminants may enter the casing of the electronic device through the keycap apertures and may damage the internal components of the input device. Also, such devices are vulnerable to a drop or mechanical shock. 

What’s more, the way that conventional track pads are made only allow them to be static and/or fixed within a Mac laptop. This means they can’t be “positioned in a desired and/...

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Microsoft files lawsuit against government to stop “...

Microsoft writes about their reasons for this lawsuit, citing both the sheer number of requests forcing silence, but also the endless nature of the majority of them. Good for Microsoft for standing up here.

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AppleInsider podcast imagines 'Apple Car,...

This week on the Appleinsider podcast, Mikey and Victor discuss Mikey's appearance on a Motor Trend roundtable, speculating on the "Apple Car." Plus, the very latest in the FBI's posturing, and fresh "iPhone 7" rumors.

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HTC 10 Wins Heaps of Praise With a Sprinkling of...

HTC this week unveiled its latest flagship smartphone, the HTC 10. The phone's camera is outfitted with new, larger sensors and 12 million new-generation UltraPixels. Both the front and rear cameras sport the world's first optically stabilized, larger-aperture f/1.8 lenses on, the company said. The rear camera also has a faster laser autofocus. The front UltraSelfie camera has a wide-angle lens and screen flash. Both cameras take sharp, high-resolution photos, even in low light, according to HTC.

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iPad Mate comes in handy for converting videos, DVDs...

I find the iPad Pro is a good, complementary "mate" to my Mac, if not a laptop replacement. And ImTOO's $59.95 iPad Mate is a good, complementary mate to the iPad.

It can convert any video or DVD to play on the iPad. That's a nice feature, though if that's all you need it for, check into RipIt or Handbrake instead. However, if you need to transfer iPad contents to and from your computer and iTunes, iPad Mate is definitely worth a look. It works similar to iTunes and also supports the iPod, iPhone, and iPod touch.

This iPad video converter lets users convert and transfer videos, music, and DVDs for the aforementioned Apple devices to iTunes (though you'll need to close iTunes first). In fact, you can set items to transfer even if the iPad isn't connected, and they'll make the move when you sync the tablet device to your Mac.

ImTOO iPad Mate’s built-in DVD ripper will convert and rip DVDs to iPad...

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LG’s 15-inch laptop borrows MacBook Air design,...

With fresh rumors of ultra-thin MacBooks on the way this year, LG’s new 15-inch Gram laptop gives a clue as to just how sleek they might be. Borrowing heavily from the MacBook/MacBook Air design, the Core i5 or i5 machine weighs in at just 2.2 pounds – half the weight of the 15-inch MacBook Pro.


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Fashion Friday: my T-shirt from the launch of Mac OS...

Over the years, I’ve collected lots of nifty T-shirts from trade shows I’ve covered — mainly the late, lamented Macworld Expos held in Boston, San Francisco, New York, Tokyo, and Paris. Over the next few weeks I’ll be “modeling” some of the items in my collection.

Pictured today is my tee from the launch of Mac OS 8 in July, 1997. The operating system updated represented the largest overhaul of Mac OS since the release of System 7. It integrated lots of the technologies developed for Apple's planned operating system dubbed Copland. Copland never materialized, but Mac OS 8 helped modernize the Mac OS while Apple developed Mac OS X.

Speaking of System 7, it the longest-running Mac OS release until OS X. It shipped with all Macs from 1991 to 1997. If you're in your mid-to-late 20s and used a Mac in elementary or middle school, chances are it was running some version of it.

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Microsoft Word Flow keyboard launches private iPhone...

Microsoft has its own mobile operating system, but that hasn’t stopped it from opening a public beta for a new iPhone keyboard. 

That’s right—Microsoft’s Garage incubator began the private beta for its Word Flow keyboard on Thursday, allowing users to sign up for access to the application as it’s being refined. Users who get access to it will be able to install an app that replaces the iOS software keyboard with one made by Microsoft. 

The Word Flow keyboard’s leading feature is a one-handed typing mode that curves the keyboard around one bottom corner of the screen or another, so that it’s easier for people who have another hand full to fire off a quick text message. 

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This week’s rumors (and my take on them): April 15

Each week brings a handful of Apple rumors. Here’s what’s making the rounds this week (and my take on ‘em):

New “ultra-thin” MacBooks will launch in the second half of the year and will sport metal injection, mold-made hinges. Chances that this rumor is true (IMHO): 95%. I’m not sure about the hinges, but I predict that the MacBook line will be available in 12-inch and 15-inch versions with the MacBook Air line being phased out entirely.

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This year's second-generation Apple Watch will feature improved internal components, but its external design will be largely unchanged from the first-generation model, according to a research note issued by KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, as noted by...

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Apple’s recycling program recovered 89 million...

Apple’s ninth annual Environmental Responsibility Report summarises the company’s work on its three environmental priorities of renewable energy, safer materials & processes and conserving resources. As part of the third of those, the company revealed that its recycling program last year recovered 89 million pounds of materials – Business Insider noting that this included a cool $40M worth of gold.

Gold is commonly used in circuit boards because it has low electrical resistance and, unlike copper, doesn’t corrode. In most applications, a thin layer of gold covers a thicker layer of copper – which was a second valuable material recovered by Apple …


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