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Thursday May 7

14:20
Apple Watch's heart rate sensor on par with Mio...

The heart rate sensor in the Apple Watch is nearly on par with Mio's Alpha, a popular dedicated heart rate tracker also worn on the wrist, a new comparison of the two devices has found.

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14:10
Splatoon: Nintendo Hits You With Its Best Shot


Nintendo has invited players to paint the town red -- and green and blue and a palette of other colors -- in Global Testfire events over the weekend for Splatoon, a new game launching May 29 exclusively on the Wii U. The Testfire events will provide three hour-long windows to try out Splatoon and provide Nintendo with the server stress-testing the game will need for a successful launch. The first Testfire event takes place from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. PT on May 8. Two more tests -- 4 a.m. to 5 a.m. PT, and 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. PT -- are set for May 9.

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13:46
Fitbit warns against highly competitive factors like...

Earlier today, fitness tracker hardware and software company Fitbit filed to go public on the New York Stock Exchange. Since the regulatory filing went public, observers have been scouring the paperwork for information on Fitbit’s financials, sales numbers, and notes about the competition. The Financial Times‘s Tim Bradshaw noticed that that Fitbit cites Apple and the recently-launched Apple Watch as the top billed competitor in the IPO Risk Factors section:

For example, Apple has recently introduced the Apple Watch smartwatch, with broad-based functionalities including some health and fitness tracking capabilities. We also compete with a...

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13:44
'Matrix' directors' Netflix show...

If you're all out of Daredevil, there's another geeky show coming to Netflix soon: Sense8, a new sci-fi series from the Wachowskis and Babylon 5 creator J. Michael Straczynski. We've been excited about the project since it was announced, but now we'v...

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13:39
Talking watches with Tony Fadell

Tony made the iPod and worked on several versions of the iPhone before leaving Apple. This is when he founded Nest. I have a ton of respect for Tony and his thoughts on products. Note that this interview was done before the Apple Watch came out.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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13:24
Downcast 1.1.10

Adds settings for skipping intro/outro sections of a podcast and a button for opening 1Password to access protected podcast credentials. ($9.99 new, free update, 20.9 MB)

 

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13:14
Apple Watch S1 processor uses older 28-nanometer...

Nearly two weeks after the product’s official release, Chipworks has updated its earlier Apple Watch teardown to note several significant details, most notably that Apple’s latest processor uses a 28-nanometer building process that has already been leapfrogged by newer technology. The discovery reveals that the S1 — believed to be roughly equivalent in processing power to Apple’s A5 processors — can be readily evolved using the smaller 20-nanometer process used in Apple’s current A8 processors, as well as the cutting-edge 14-nanometer process that’s reportedly being used in the upcoming A9. This is good news for next-generation versions of the Apple Watch, as they will be able to easily fit faster or more power-efficient processors in the same space as the S1.

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13:04
Apple cash reserves greater than those held by most...

The $178 billion in cash reserves Apple held at the end of 2014 was more than aggregate of every other non-financial U.S. industry sector, excluding the technology and medical industries, according to a Moody's Investors Service study released on Thursday.

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13:00
Today in the App Store — Goat Simulator GoatZ, Toca...

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 Toca Nature, the new Goat Simulator GoatZ game and a notable update to PhotoSync. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can.

iOS Apps Now Free

BTT Remote [Now free, down from $1.99] BTT Remote (BTT stands for BetterTouchTool) is a great remote control for your Mac.

Peek Calendar - Simple & Minimalist Cal [Now free, down from $2.99] Peek is a quick and simple to use calendar for your iPhone. It is designed to be glance able and intuitive.

2-bit Cowboy [Now...

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12:39
Worst-case scenario from Irish tax changes could...

If the European Commission were to levy a 12.5 percent tax on all of Apple's earnings that run through Ireland, it would reduce the company's annual earnings by just under 10 percent, a new "worst-case scenario" analysis has found.

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12:34
Analysis of Apple Watch's S1 chip reveals 30...

A deeper inspection of the S1 system-in-package that powers Apple's new wearable reveals a plethora of parts packed into an impressively compact space, including a new Apple-designed application processor alongside components from Broadcom, Skyworks, and NXP.

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12:17
Apple Watch Leather Loop band ship times improve...

Earlier this week the first standalone Apple Watch bands began shipping to pre-order customers including Link Bracelet and Leather Loop, and today shipment times for both sizes and all four colors of the Leather Loop band have improved from sometime in June to 2-4 weeks suggesting new purchases could be delivered as soon as late May.

Both sizes of all six variations of the Sport band now show promised ship dates of 2-4 weeks rather than the more general May delivery date. The 38mm and 42mm Classic Buckle band has also changed from May to 2-4 weeks. Unlike Leather Loop’s change, however, Sport’s and Classic Buckle’s change is likely to due with standard fluctuation as we go further into May....

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11:47
ABI Research gives us our first look at the Apple...

When iFixit tore down the Apple Watch last week, one of the things it couldn't dig into was the S1 "System in Package" (SiP) that powers the device. The S1's components were covered in a "solid block of plasticky resin" rather than a standard heat spreader, so we couldn't see the individual chips and controllers on the board like we usually can in iFixit teardowns.

Today ABI Research took things one step further, removing that block of resin and exposing what's underneath. Most of the components aren't surprising. There's a Broadcom BCM43342 chip for dual-band 802.11n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0, 512MB of RAM from Elpida, and 8GB of flash memory from Sandisk and Toshiba. An NFC controller from NXP and a signal booster from...

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11:27
How-To: Safely shrink your Mac’s giant photo library...

I’ve focused a lot over the last few months on helping readers to speed up and optimize Apple’s Macs — everything from adding RAM to recovering hard drive space and upgrading old hard drives to faster SSDs. Today’s How-To is focused on something very specific but with a lot of optimization potential: trimming down your Mac’s photo library.

Particularly after installing OS X 10.10.3 with Apple’s new Photos app, you might be surprised to learn that you’ve lost a lot of hard drive space, and that there are suddenly tons of duplicate photos on your Mac. After installing OS X 10.10.3, the new Photos app converted my 90GB Aperture library into a 126GB Photos...

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11:09
AT&T eases up on throttling of grandfathered...

AT&T has relaxed its policy of throttling users of its grandfathered unlimited data plans, and will now only impose slower speeds only at times or in places with high network congestion, a small update to the carrier's website revealed on Thursday.

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11:00
Xiaomi's Mi 4i Spreads in Asia


Chinese wunderkind smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi is taking its flagship Mi 4i smartphone to Hong Kong and Singapore, with availability slated for next Tuesday. Designed especially for emerging markets, the Mi 4i has been wildly successful in India, where it launched two weeks ago and reportedly sold 40,000 units in less than 15 seconds. The Mi 4i is the first Xiaomi phone to run Android 5.0, aka "Lollipop," albeit with MIUI 6, Xiaomi's custom skin for the OS.

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10:20
External Link: Apple’s Networking Kerfuffle

Many Apple users have experienced networking problems, and developer Craig Hockenberry explains the cause in a profanity-laced tirade. The discoveryd service, introduced in OS X 10.10 Yosemite and iOS 8, is the root of the problems. Unfortunately, the more Apple devices you have on a network, the more likely it is that you will have networking issues. So far, the only fix seems to be to reboot all of your Apple devices. If you have both an Airport router and an Apple TV, then you should turn off the Apple TV, reboot the router, and then turn the Apple TV back on.

 

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10:00
Throwback Thursday: Claris CAD

Poor Claris. The company was a 1987 software spinoff from Apple tasked with developing apps for Mac. At first it took over control of MacWrite, MacPaint, MacDraw and MacProject from the parent company, then started stretching its wings by upgrading the former Apple apps to a "pro series" and purchasing FileMaker from developer Nashoba Systems. 

One of the lesser-known members of the family that I don't remember anybody ever using was Claris CAD. The app came out in late 1988 as a drafting application for the Mac, ostensibly to let the Mac compete with the fledgling AutoCAD on the PC platform. Of course, AutoCAD for Mac came out about the same time, and Claris CAD never really took off. 

This two-page ad from the June 1989 MacUser magazine shows a typical ad for Claris CAD, complete with a host of products that in reality were probably either designed by traditional hand drafting or with AutoCAD...

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09:28
These Apple Watch settings make me less annoying

Apple isn't doing enough to tout the Watch's greatest feature: it makes you less annoying.

I'm nearly two weeks into Apple Watch ownership and exactly what that entails is taking shape. It's an effective iPhone sidekick, and a shiny piece of jewelry that seems to be off most the time, which is weird. It has made me more aware of the physical activity I get during the day and the oddly comforting thwack of the Taptic Engine is becoming less odd all the time.

Best of all, the Apple Watch has made me easier to tolerate. To explore why, we must look back at the iPhone.

For years, the hardest part of buying a phone was selecting the model you were willing to look at every 30 seconds for the next two years. It's a habit that makes people crazy. "There he goes, looking at his phone again." The incessant beeping and buzzing is also irritating. You can engage Do Not...

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09:27
∞ Stevie Ray Vaughan’s 12-string acoustic version of...

Wow, just wow.

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09:15
Safari 8.0.6, 7.1.6, and 6.2.6

Updates to the three versions of Apple’s Web browser with WebKit-related security patches. (Free)

 

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09:08
Beats Music relaunch drama: FTC may be probing Apple...

Apple is gearing up to relaunch Beats Music as the streaming service to beat at this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference in early June, but the Cupertino company is already taking heat from competing services and the feds over its negotiating tactics with record labels.

Apple is working to secure deals for exclusives from some of the world’s most popular artists, like Florence and the Machine, so it can successfully compete with Spotify, the dominant streaming service. But not only does Apple not have those deals locked down yet, the company is now under a Federal Trade Commission investigation for reportedly using iTunes’ position as the No. 1 digital music storefront in the world to get more juice out of labels. The Department of Justice is also looking into Apple's tactics,...

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09:00
9to5Toys Last Call: Belkin/Kensington iPad Keyboard...

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Today’s can’t miss deals:
Last Call Updates:

  • Apple-Certified MFi 6′ braided Lightning cable:...
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08:43
This is Nifty: Medium offers secure, self-...

This could be pretty interesting.

Medium’s Confide, which has surfaced for the Apple Watch, allows users to send end-to-end encrypted messages that delete themselves forever as soon as they’re read.

The app also works with iOS’ Handoff, allowing you to edit your messages between iOS devices before sending with customizable notifications alerting you to new messages as they arrive.

Confide is available for free and requires iOS 7.0 or later to install and run.

If you’ve tried the app and have any feedback to offer, please let us know in the comments.

Via...

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08:42
TestFlight beta-testing platform down since...

Apple's TestFlight beta-testing platform for iOS has been inaccessible to developers since late Wednesday, with no indication thus far of when the service might be restored.

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08:33
The price of nice nails

The New York Times:

Once an indulgence reserved for special occasions, manicures have become a grooming staple for women across the economic spectrum. There are now more than 17,000 nail salons in the United States, according to census data. The number of salons in New York City alone has more than tripled over a decade and a half to nearly 2,000 in 2012.

But largely overlooked is the rampant exploitation of those who toil in the industry. The New York Times interviewed more than 150 nail salon workers and owners, in four languages, and found that a vast majority of workers are paid below minimum wage; sometimes they are not even paid. Workers endure all manner of humiliation, including having their tips docked as punishment for minor transgressions, constant video monitoring by owners, even physical abuse. Employers are rarely punished for labor and other violations.

Awful story of the treatment of these women. Pass this along to anyone you know who is “going...

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08:28
Appeals court deals blow to NSA bulk data program,...

The National Security Agency's controversial metadata collection program --?which indiscriminately siphons up billions of phone records -- was not authorized by the Patriot Act, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday, though the court stopped short of ordering the program to be suspended.

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08:23
Apple’s iOS devices, ResearchKit being incorporated...

The iOS is being used for some pretty neat DNA studies.

A series of five new apps based on Apple’s ResearchKit, including one called ‘mPower”, has allowed researchers to track symptoms of Parkinson’s disease as well as help recruit thousands of study participants in a few days.

“Apple launched ResearchKit and got a fantastic response. The obvious next thing is to collect DNA,” says Gholson Lyon, a geneticist at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, who isn’t involved with the studies.

The article, written by Antonio Regalado, can be found over at MIT’s Technology Review web site, focuses on Apple’s collaboration with researchers to create the...

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08:15
Apple's invisible display concept would show...

Future iPhone displays could transmit invisible but valuable information, such as barcodes for coupons or even advanced facial recognition, according to a proposed Apple invention.

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07:46
Cosmopolitan resort in Las Vegas now accepts Apple...

You will soon be able to lose a great deal of money in Vegas with Apple Pay.

Or at least pay for the hotel/casino in which you lose a great deal of money.

The Cosmopolitan resort in Las Vegas has announced that Apple Pay will be accepted at the hotels’ front desk, restaurants and bars by early June. Room service can also be streamlined using Apple Pay, as the concierge service will also accept Apple Pay as a payment method. This means that you can pay with your iPhone or your Apple Watch.

It’s currently unknown as to whether you’ll be able to use Apple Pay to gamble directly, as most casinos limit chip purchases to cash-only transactions. In cases where...

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07:25
Apple edges closer to offering in-store pickup for...

You might be able to pick up an Apple Watch from an Apple Store location in the relatively near future.

Following a change to its web site, Apple is apparently preparing to have the Apple Watch available as an in-store item that can be picked up in the United States and other launch countries. The option has been revamped to “available soon” on the Apple Online Store and within the Apple Store app. The news is mixed, as the option remains grayed out on Apple’s website and app, making it unavailable to select, and Apple’s Reserve and Pickup system for the Apple Watch has yet to go live.

In the short time the Apple Watch has been available, orders for the...

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07:21
Yahoo & Localytics extend their analytics...

With more than 3,000 apps for the Apple Watch already on the App Store for Apple’s new device, two major analytics platforms today announced support for Apple Watch apps through their respective SDKs.

Yahoo shared that its Mobile Developer Suite has added support for Apple Watch app analytics for developers at no cost through Flurry Analytics, the platform it acquired almost a year ago. By implementing Yahoo’s analytics system, developers of Apple Watch apps gain access to several metrics…

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06:36
Latest low-cost iPhone medical accessory can prevent...

One of the things I find most inspiring about the iPhone is the way it can be adapted to create very low-cost versions of what would otherwise be very expensive medical equipment, unaffordable in many parts of the world. We’ve previously seen this approach taken for things as diverse as HIV tests, skin cancer detection and eye injury diagnosis.

The UC Berkeley has just added blood parasite detection to the list, using a 3D-printed case, Arduini board with Bluetooth...

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06:35
Apple operations head Jeff Williams to speak at 2015...

Apple's senior vice president of Operations, Jeff Williams, will be interviewed later this month at the second annual Code Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, the event's organizers announced on Thursday.

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06:28
Prepare Apple TV for use in the classroom

An Apple TV can be a fantastic classroom tool, as long as you tweak the settings just right. Tony Vincent explains exactly how -- and much more -- in this terrific post at Learning in Hand.

He begins with a description of AirPlay, and then has a slew of configuration settings to review, including: 

  • Disabling movie poster thumbnails
  • Re-arranging channels
  • Hiding unwanted channels

He also goes on to describe how to use the Apple TV as a bulletin board for students, enable conference display mode, use a keyboard, security concerns and more.

The only thing I would add is instructions on enabling closed captions. Close captions can help not only deaf students, but also students who have language barriers.

This is one of those articles that inspires such jealousy in me; "I wish I had written that!" It's very well done....

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06:08
iPhone as blood parasite detector could help many

Scientists at UC Berkley believe that a blood parasite detector comprised of an iPhone, a 3D-printed box, an Arduino, some software and other simple parts could benefit may people in the poorest parts of Africa. 

The group has been working on a project to identify blood parasites within minutes. The way the "CellScope Loa" works is rather simple: the iPhone sits in the box and records brief video of a blood sample. A companion app than analyzes the video, searching for signs of a certain type of blood worm that can cause river blindness and elephantiasis.

The researchers plan to expand current trials to about 40,000 people in Cameroon. Good luck to all of them; this is an incredible project. 

 

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06:00
The Week in iPhone Cases: Dodocase's Clutch...

Mix and match your cases, from wireless charging to studded designs

This week’s roundup of new iPhone cases features intriguing options for your iPhone 6—including extra power to increase your talk time, customizable cases for a truly personal experience, and fancy designs for a unique look.

Aircharge

When charging cables become your worst enemy, the Aircharge (iPhone 6; $40) offers the convenience of wireless charging while protecting your iPhone 6 from drops and other hazards.

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05:54
∞ Enter Sandman played live backwards

Well, not quite live, it is recorded, but each segment is played and sung backwards. Then the whole thing is reversed. This is original and clever. Just give it a listen.

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05:51
Average App Store review times

More evidence that Mac App Store sales are slowing significantly.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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05:41
A cold splash of water on Mac App Store sales

Sam Soffes released his new product, Redacted for Mac. He never expected his product to quickly become the #8 top paid app in the US and #1 top paid app in Graphics. Break out the champagne, right?

Read on.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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05:34
Everything changes with iPad

New iPad campaign, new iPad commercial. Some good energy there.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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05:32
Lunch, Keynote with Tim Cook raises $200K For charity

What's the right call for lunch with Apple CEO Tim Cook: shirt untucked or tucked?

The winner of a recent CharityBuzz auction has the pleasure of obsessing over the answer, as his or her winning bid of $200,000 has won them lunch with Cook at Apple in Cupertino, plus VIP passes to a future keynote address, delivered by the CEO. It's unknown which address the winner will attend, but WWDC is the most likely candidate.

Proceeds from the auction will go to the Robert F. Kennedy center and support human rights causes around the world.  

Photo Credit: MarkGregory007 via Compfight cc

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05:18
How to add and remove Apple Watch clock faces

One of the most customizable Apple Watch features is its clock face, with multiple "styles" like Modular, Chronograph and Solar each having individual options for complications, or sub-displays containing glanceable information.

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05:17
Apple Watch in store pickup available soon

9to5mac:

Apple is now preparing for the rollout of the in-store pickup option on new Apple Watch orders, which will allow users to select a retail location to pick up their wearable devices after order.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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05:12
Latest Flickr iOS app mimics Camera Roll view as it...

Flickr has made a significant update to its iOS app, revamping the look to mimic that of your iPhone’s Camera Roll and bringing the auto-upload feature added back in 2013 front-and-center. When you first run the app, it immediately asks if you want to automatically upload every photo you take. If you say yes, photos are set to private, so you won’t be sharing them with the world.

With Flickr offering 1TB of free storage, and a typical iPhone photo coming in at around 2.5Mb, that gives you capacity in the order of half a million photos … 

Flickr 4.0 also adds new photo filters and the ability to share to Instagram. You...

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05:00
Twitter's Timid Anti-Trolling Tweaks


Twitter recently amended its rules in yet another attempt to crack down on the abuses perpetuated by online trolls, but the changes may do little to protect victims. Its latest move was an extension of its ban on threats of violence against others or the promotion of violence against others. The company decided to let its support team lock down abusive accounts for specific periods of time. Further, it began testing a new, unspecified feature that helps it identify suspected abusive tweets in an effort to limit their reach.

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04:31
Spotify turns up the heat against Apple’s streaming...

Spotify, which is widely believed to be behind the antitrust allegations that led to both EC and DOJ investigations into Apple, has now added a fresh complaint. The Verge reports Spotify is complaining that the 30% cut Apple takes from in-app Premium subscriptions in the iOS app amounts to an “Apple tax.”

Apple charges a 30 percent fee toward any sales through its App Store, and that includes subscription services. That means if Spotify wants to sell its premium subscription service — which usually costs $9.99 a month — through the App Store, it has to raise the price 30 percent higher to $12.99 to pull...

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03:49
Apple Pay is coming soon to Las Vegas casinos

Apple Pay continues its rollout across the US with a stop in Las Vegas. The Cosmopolitan resort has announced that Apple Pay will be accepted at the hotels’ front desk, restaurants and bars by early June. Room service can also be streamlined using Apple Pay, as the concierge service will also accept Apple Pay as a payment method. This means that you can pay with your iPhone or even your Apple Watch.

It’s unclear if you will be able to gamble directly with Apple Pay — most casinos limit chips purchasing to cash only transactions. Or if credit cards are accepted, the payments are marked as cash advances so there are no ways to turn quick money. It is not known if the establishment can or will support this kind of transaction through Apple Pay.

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03:20
Apple SVP Jeff Williams to speak at the Code...

Re/code regularly gets Apple executives to appear at its annual conferences and this year is no exception. The site announced that Apple’s Senior Vice President of Operations Jeff Williams will speak at the Code Conference 2015, which runs May 26 to May 28th. Re/code’s speaker appearances typically take the form of an interview, so you can expect the executive to give some insight on Apple’s latest announcements (Apple Watch) although naturally major feature announcements will not be discussed. The WWDC keynote will serve as Apple’s platform to feature its newest advancements in iOS and OS X, which is held on June 8th.

Jeff Williams’ public profile has...

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Wednesday May 6

16:48
Elon Musk welcomes rumored 'Apple Car,'...

During electric car maker Tesla's quarterly earnings call on Wednesday, company founder and entrepreneur Elon Musk said it would be great to see Apple enter the automotive industry, while allaying concerns that the Cupertino tech giant's poaching operations posed a threat to his company.

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16:00
Apple 'Everything changes with iPad' mini-...

Via Apple.com

While sales of Apple's iPhones and Macs have been breaking records, the five-year-old iPad has been experiencing a slump. Apple appears to be trying to counteract the downward trend with a new mini-site that's been published online showing how the iPad can be used and positively influence the lives of users.

The "Everything changes with iPad" site is brightly colored, featuring different sections targeting what people use iPads for the most -- traveling, redecorating, small business, learning, and...

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15:50
Elon Musk hopes Apple will enter car market, says...


Apple’s car team

Speculation regarding Apple’s plans to build an electric car has been at an all-time over recent months. Earlier this year, we broke down the team that Apple has assembled to work on its car, several members of which were poached from Tesla. In Tesla’s Q1 2015 earnings call, however, CEO Elon Musk commented on Apple’s alleged electric car plans and the poaching war that has been ongoing between the two companies.

Regarding Apple’s plans to build an electric car, Musk said that he “hopes” Apple will enter the car market and that it will be “great” if it...

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15:49
Snapchat wants to break the news of who is elected...

Where will you be when we elect the next President of the United States? Some are hoping the answer could be “on Snapchat.”

With a massive built-in mobile audience and quick-fire messaging capabilities, Snapchat has the potential to be a major player in breaking news and getting stories to circle the globe in seconds. The app is starting to expand and lay the groundwork to become a formidable news source by the time the 2016 presidential campaign trail rolls around.

This week, the popular photo-sharing and messaging app introduced a sharing tool, giving users the option to send stories from its Discover page. Users can share stories with their friends and personalize them with comments and emoji. First launched in January, Discover is Snapchat’s in-app content platform that hosts exclusive videos, photos, and stories from media partners including National Geographic, Yahoo, People...

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15:30
Oculus VR Promises a Rift for All in 2016


An exact date hasn't been set, but Facebook's Oculus VR on Wednesday announced that the highly anticipated consumer version of its virtual reality headset will launch in the first quarter of 2016. Preordering will begin later this year. More details will emerge about the consumer version of the Rift in the coming weeks, the company said, including information about its hardware specifications, software and unannounced made-for-VR games and experiences. When Oculus VR talks Rift, it talks VR games.

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15:18
MacKeeper May Have To Pay Millions In Class-Action...

jfruh writes: If you use a Mac, you probably recognize MacKeeper from the omnipresent popup ads designed to look vaguely like system warnings urging you to download the product and use it to keep your computer safe. Now the Ukranian company behind the software and the ads may have to pay millions in a class action suit that accuses them of exaggerating security problems in order to convince customers to download the software.


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15:00
The Week in Mac Accessories: Oh, say can you USB-C?

Oh say can you USB-C?

This week’s roundup features several accessories—ranging from adapters to cables to external hard drives—designed for the new MacBook and its strange new port.

Calypso

The $269 CalypsoCase for MacBook is billed as a sleeve for the latest Apple computer, and sports lots of class to match—it comes in four different colors: Zurich Night, Paris Glory (pictured!), Sydney Morning, and Atlanta Mist. We’re waiting for our favorite color, Des Moines Thunderstorm, to hit the market.* (*We totally made that up.)

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15:00
AWT News Update: May 6, 2015

Today's Apple News:

  • The iPhone 6 Plus is dominating the US market for phablets, while iPhones make up the majority of phones sold by three carriers
  • Lunch with Tim Cook sells for $200,000 in a charity auction
  • American Federation of the Blind will honor Apple with the Helen Keller Achievement Award
  • TactusTherapy.com's guide on using iPad apps to help with Acquired Communication Disorders is now in its third installment. 

The full text version of the podcast script is available below.

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Steve Sande here from Apple World Today, and you’re listening to the AWT News Update for May 6, 2015. Many thanks to our sponsor this week, Rage Software, developers of EverWeb — a powerful website development tool for Mac....

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14:45
Spotify, other music services allege Apple App Store...

Spotify and other streaming music services are upset with Apple's App Store policies, which they say effectively prevent them from competing with iTunes or Beats Music, a report claimed on Wednesday.

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14:35
Apple releases Safari 8.0.6, 7.1.6, and 6.2.6 to fix...

Apple on Wednesday released Safari 8.0.6, a minor update of the Mac browser, concentrating primarily on fixing security holes discovered in the software.

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14:14
Podcast: Reviewing the Apple Watch on performance,...

Hopefully you aren’t sick of hearing about the Apple Watch just yet, because it’s still top of mind for your faithful podcast crew. Susie’s review went live this week, so she, Glenn, and Caitlin discuss the difficulty in giving a score to something so first-generation, especially since more killer uses for the Apple Watch will emerge over time—and vary widely from user to user. There’s plenty we like about the Apple Watch right now, and a few things that drive us all batty. And of course we’re all looking forward to the third-party watch bands, now that Apple has released guidelines for the companies who want to make them.

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14:10
Apple releases Safari 8.0.6, 7.1.6, and 6.2.6 with...

Apple has just released an updated version of the Safari browser for users on OS X Yosemite, Mavericks, and Mountain Lion. The update doesn’t add any new features, but does fix several important security flaws in the WebKit engine that powers the app.

Users on any of the three most recent versions of OS X can download the update for free through the Updates tab of the Mac App Store. The details of the security changes are listed below.

Safari 8.0.6, Safari 7.1.6, and Safari 6.2.6

  • WebKit

    Available for: OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.5, OS X Mavericks v10.9.5, and OS X Yosemite v10.10.3

    Impact: Visiting a maliciously crafted website may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution

    Description: Multiple memory corruption issues existed in WebKit. These issues were addressed through improved memory handling.

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13:50
Apple demonstrates how iPad can change your life in...

In a bid to reinvigorate waning iPad sales, Apple on Wednesday launched "Everything changes with iPad," a new ad campaign that offers a comprehensive look at how the tablet fits into and enriches the life of its user.

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13:39
DNA testing coming to iPhones? ResearchKit could...

Soon the iPhone could be more than just the thing we use to take selfies. Apple is planning to make the iPhone a device that could potentially save your life.

According to MIT Technology Review, Apple is currently collaborating with medical researchers to develop iPhone apps that would enable users to get their DNA tested and analyzed. Medical researchers are using Apple’s recently released ResearchKit software framework to develop these apps, and if these collaborations are successful, most iPhone users would be getting their first DNA test via an iOS app. An unnamed source said that Apple is hoping to launch a set of DNA testing apps at WWDC in June.

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13:36
Lunch & keynote with Apple CEO Tim Cook raises $...

The chance to have lunch and attend an Apple keynote with CEO Tim Cook was enough to raise more than $200,000 for the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights.

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13:00
Olloclip announces new Ollocase for iPhone 6/6 Plus

I'll be the first to admit that I don't use my Olloclip iPhone lens kits as much as I could. There's a reason for that -- I hate having to take my slim-line case off of my iPhone 6 Plus just to be able to shoot an ultra wide-angle, telephoto or macro photo with one of the lenses. That's about to change, since Olloclip has announced the new Ollocase for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus (US$29.95).

The case comes in two sizes for the two big iPhones, as well as in two colors -- matte smoke with black sides or matte clear with dark gray sides. While at first glance it looks like the Ollocase is just another slimline case, it has a design that is specific to the Olloclip. There's a cutout on the top near the cameras that the Olloclip slides right into. No more do you need to worry about keeping your iPhone 6 or 6 Plus unprotected just to be able to use the...

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12:46
Apple debuts ‘Change Everything’ iPad ad campaign...

Update: Apple has uploaded its new “Change Everything” ad to YouTube, as well. It’s embedded below.

Apple has debuted its newest iPad marketing campaign, “Change Everything,” with a 1:30 commercial and a new website highlighting the apps that change the way people go about their daily lives. The ad starts off with a list of things that have changed since the release of the first iPad, such as small businesses and education.

From there the commercial demonstrates a variety of applications and accessories that have augmented the way people connect, learn, and conduct business, and enjoy their lives…

Individual pages provide a closer look at the software and hardware featured in the ad, with each focusing on a specific...

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12:31
Apple Watch, HealthKit star in Louisiana...

Patients at one Louisiana healthcare provider are combining two of Apple's newest technologies, HealthKit and the pulse-sensing Apple Watch, to enhance monitoring and treatment of hypertension.

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12:28
MacKeeper celebrates a difficult birthday under the...

Macworld:

Released in 2010, MacKeeper has been dogged by accusations that it exaggerates security threats in order to convince customers to buy. Its aggressive marketing has splashed MacKeeper pop-up ads all over the web.

These days, MacKeeper has gone to a subscription-based pricing model rather than a $39.95 one-off payment. It costs $7.95 a month in the U.S. for the premium, year-long plan. Its latest feature is offering phone support from Apple-certified technicians, which it calls Human Inside.

But many of the tools in the software bundle, which includes an antivirus (AV) scanner and 15 other utilities, are already in OS X or available for free.

Macworld takes a light touch on the tsunami of criticism about the software and the various companies that have and do own it but it’s fairly common knowledge that, at the very least, you really don’t need to waste money on MacKeeper. MacKeeper has been known to be, at minimum, almost useless and, at its...

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12:25
EM Drive Stirs Blood of Hopeful Space Explorers


It may not be warp drive, but electro-magnetic drive, aka "EM drive," is perhaps even more exciting, because it has a better chance of being science fact than fiction. EM drive technology theoretically could allow a trip to the moon in four hours, to Mars in 70 days, and to Alpha Centaurii, the star system nearest to our own, in roughly 130 years. If that sounds like a long time to be hurtling through space, compare it to the thousands of years it would take to make a similar mission using current space travel technologies.

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12:12
Apple VoiceOver accessibility receives award from...

The American Foundation for the Blind announced Apple among its four honorees to receive a Helen Keller Achievement Award later this June, recognizing the company's contribution to accessibility with VoiceOver.

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12:04
Tim Cook charity auction raises $200,000 for RFK...

What can $200,000 get you in 2015? Lunch with the CEO of the most valuable company in the world and two tickets to be his VIP guest at a future Apple keynote. That’s how much Tim Cook and Charitybuzz raised at auction today as the weeks-long fundraiser came to a close after the starting bid began at $10,000 — the starting price of the 18k gold Apple Watch Edition — in mid-April…

Just as he has chosen in previous years, Cook’s proceeds will help fund the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights campaign.

This year marks the third annual auction for meeting Tim Cook and raising funds for the RFK human rights group. The effort...

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12:00
Happy Hour Podcast 013 | Apple Watch experiences,...

Apple Watch is finally here and this week we all have one. In this episode we discuss our experiences (good and bad) with Apple Watch, Apple’s official solution for third-party bands, and news about the rumored iPad Pro. Feel free to drop us a line about your Apple Watch experience at listenermail@9to5mac.com. The Happy Hour podcast is available for download on iTunes and through our dedicated RSS feed…

New episodes of Happy Hour are available every Wednesday. As mentioned, you can...

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11:53
In-store Apple Watch pickup 'available soon,...

Apple is on the verge of offering in-store pickup for people buying the Apple Watch, although no exact timeframe is being quoted, checks of the Apple Store iOS app revealed on Wednesday.

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11:37
Universal Audio releases Marshall Plexi Super Lead...

Developed by Softube — and available exclusively for UAD-2 hardware and Apollo audio interfaces — the Marshall Plexi Super Lead 1959 plug-in is an expert emulation of the 100-watt British classic that defined the sound of rock.

And

The Neve 88 Series is a paragon of large-format analog console design. Introduced in 2001, the 88 Series is renowned for its startling depth, airiness, and clarity — deftly encompassing the best of all Neve designs that came before it.

I love the Marshall amp plug-in. Truly great work from UA, again.

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11:02
This is why I won’t own a Samsung product

Besides the fact they are malicious, copying, stinking bastards, their customer service sucks balls.

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10:55
∞ iOS growth fueled by Android switchers in Europe

Apple’s iOS reached 20.3 percent share of the market for the first quarter of 2015 in Europe’s big five countries of Great Britain, Germany, France, Italy, and Spain, according to a new report from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.

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10:13
American Foundation for the Blind honors Apple for...

The American Foundation for the Blind today announced four honorees for the upcoming Helen Keller Achievement Awards, highlighting Apple’s VoiceOver and Accessibility efforts alongside actor Charlie Cox, musician Ward Marston, and biopharmaceutical company Vanda Pharmaceuticals.

The foundation says that it gives this award to “accomplished individuals and companies for their success in improving quality of life for people with vision loss either through groundbreaking innovation or inspirational achievement that changes perceptions about what it means to be visually impaired.”

Apple is specifically being awarded for VoiceOver Accessibility...

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10:12
Apple challenges Google with growing Web search...

Apple's rapidly-expanding internal search group --?aimed at making Spotlight a legitimate Web search engine --?is being led by the team acquired in 2013 with social search firm Topsy, AppleInsider has learned.

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10:09
Apple's Plans For Your DNA

An anonymous reader writes: MIT's Technology Review breaks news that Apple is working with scientists to create apps that collect and evaluate users' DNA. "The apps are based on ResearchKit, a software platform Apple introduced in March that helps hospitals or scientists run medical studies on iPhones by collecting data from the devices' sensors or through surveys." A source says Apple's plan is to enable users to easily share their DNA information with medical workers and researchers performing studies. "To join one of the studies, a person would agree to have a gene test carried out—for instance, by returning a "spit kit" to a laboratory approved by Apple. The first such labs are said to be the advanced gene-sequencing centers operated by UCSF and Mount Sinai."


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09:46
Apple TV gets a couple more apps from CBS Sports and...

Apple TV users will find a couple more apps on their home screens this week with the arrival of CBS Sports and USA Now.

The new channels should appear automatically, bringing Apple TV’s total third-party app count to 59. As always, you can hide unwanted apps by holding the select button, pressing the play button, and selecting “Hide This Item.”

Cord-cutters should keep in mind that USA Now is worthless without a pay TV subscription, as every single show is fully hidden behind a paywall.

CBS Sports doesn’t have such restrictions. All users can watch short clips from several of the channel’s shows, and each clip automatically plays in succession, making it easy to quickly catch up on sports news.

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09:44
Reddit is building an Apple Watch heartbeat sharing...

Have an Apple Watch but no one to share heartbeats with? Reddit has you covered.

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09:34
Apple has plans for your DNA

Antonio Regalado, writing for MIT Technology Review:

Apple is collaborating with U.S. researchers to launch apps that would offer some iPhone owners the chance to get their DNA tested, many of them for the first time, according to people familiar with the plans.

Fascinating article, lots at stake here. Also, are identical twins genetically identical?

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09:27
The making of Citizen Kane

Longreads:

“I must admit that it was intended consciously as a social document. … [but] the storyteller’s first duty is to the story.”

Not a “long read” but a 90 minute documentary on the making of what many, myself included, consider the greatest film of all time. If you get a chance to grab a DVD of it, make sure you get the one with the commentary tracks – one by Roger Ebert and the other with Peter Bogdanovich. It will give you a new and greater appreciation of this magnificent film.

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09:19
Significant R&D increase suggests Apple is...

Neil Cybart, writing for Above Avalon, takes you through Apple’s R&D numbers. Something big is coming.

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09:17
iOS 9 wish list

Federico Viticci came up some a list of things he would like to see in the next version of iOS. As you might expect, some of the things on the list are fixes for the current operating system, but it’s an interesting read.

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09:09
iPhone marketshare surges for Apple in Europe, China...

Adoption of the iPhone was up globally during the March quarter, and in Europe was particularly influenced by people switching from Android devices, according to new smartphone market data published on Wednesday by Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.

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09:05
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09:00
Today in the App Store — Pixelmator, Lark Chat:...

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 Pixelmator, the new Streamline - calendar app and a notable update to Lark Chat: Personal Weight Loss Coach. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can.

iOS Apps Now Free

Words With Monsters [Now free, down from $0.99] Words With Monsters is a word game with role playing game elements. Battle monsters with your words and spend their money on shiny hats.

YoWindow Weather [Now free, down from $2.99] YoWindow is a unique new weather app. The magic of YoWindow is a living landscape that reflects your actual weather.

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08:25
Report: Phablet market quadrupled in Q1 with iPhone...

So-called phablets just about quadrupled their marketshare during Q1 of this year thanks largely due to Apple’s first product in the category, the iPhone 6 Plus.

The data comes from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech and shows the phablet market grew to 21% in the first quarter this year, up from just 6% last year. The growth is mostly due to the iPhone 6 Plus, which grabbed 44% of the market during Q1.

Apple iPhone 6 Plus took 44% of this segment. Screen size was cited as the main reason for buying a particular phone by both iOS and Android buyers at 43% and 47%, respectively....

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08:20
This is Nifty: Volkswagen developing Car-Net app for...

German car manufacturer Volkswagen today announced that it’s joining the ranks of companies offering an Apple Watch app to go along with its broader mobile service.

VW’s Car-Net service, which debuted in 2014, has offered services like remote control of climate settings, checking if you left your windows open or where you parked, and fuel/battery monitoring are all available for both the iOS and Android platforms.

One feature that might get the most attention is the idea of speed and boundary alerts on your Apple Watch. With this, users can set up alerts when a specific driver in the family exceeds a set speed cap or leaves a certain location boundary. These...

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08:11
Former Apple retail head Ron Johnson launches Enjoy...

Former JC Penney CEO and one-time Apple retail head Ron Johnson on Wednesday launched a new company, Enjoy Technology, that will not only sell products like smartphones, drones, notebooks, and tablets, but also offer free personal delivery and setup for orders.

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07:58
Home Depot wants to start accepting Apple Pay

Pretty soon you may be able to pay for lumber and framing hammers with your iPhone. The Home Depot says it wants to offer Apple Pay across all of its nearly 2,000 locations in the U.S., according to Bloomberg Business.

The company doesn’t have a deal in place with Apple so don’t plan your iOS-enabled home renovation just yet. Nevertheless, it appears Home Depot does want to get a deal done with Apple at some point—it’s just not clear when that might be. The Home Depot also told Bloomberg it could add other mobile payment systems in addition to Apple Pay. 

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07:55
Apple confirms existence of “Applebot” web crawler,...

Sometimes it’s the Web traffic logs that really let you know what Apple is up to.

Last fall, a number of webmasters began seeing web crawler visits from IP addresses starting with 17, an IP address block owned entirely by Apple. Apple has now officially confirmed in a support document that it is operating its own web crawler called “Applebot”.

As of now, Applebot is the web crawler utilized by Apple products such as Siri and Spotlight Suggestions. The program respects the customary robots.txt and robots meta tags used by most crawler programs.

What’s interesting is why Apple might create its own web crawler in the first place,...

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07:35
Olloclip unveils its lens accessory-compatible...

 


We mentioned earlier this year at CES that Olloclip had a redesigned version of its lens accessory-compatible protective case in the works for both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, and today the company officially unveiled its all-new Ollocase. The Ollocase carries an affordable price tag with pre-orders kicking off today and comes in two matte color options. Read on for all the details…Ollocase comes in two sizes and two color...

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07:34
Apple Pay now supported by 24 additional banks and...

As of Tuesday, Apple added 24 banks and credit unions that now support Apple Pay.

The new batch brings the total closer to 250, the new institutions being included as follows:

Bellwether Community Credit Union

Benchmark Federal Credit Union

Blackhawk Community Credit Union

Community America Credit Union

Community First Credit Union

Connections Credit Union

cPort Credit Union

Denver Fire Department FCU

Electro Savings Credit Union

Elements Financial FCU

First Financial Credit Union

Greater Nevada Credit Union

Harvard Universities Employees Credit Union

Interra Credit Union

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07:27
Killer Deals: Save up to $200, $300 & $400 on...

AppleInsider this week is proud to offer the lowest prices anywhere on Apple's entire MacBook lineup with AppleCare protection. Separately, today also marks the last call for readers looking to take advantage of a week-long Apple Accessories super sale delivering the lowest prices on everything from SuperDrives and Keyboards to MacBook Power Adapters and AirPort base stations.

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07:23
External Link: Apple Confirms Third-Party Apple...

Apple has confirmed that it will offer a Made for Apple Watch program, to partner with third parties for Apple Watch bands. While it remains to be seen what other companies do with the Apple Watch, one thing is for certain: officially licensed bands will not charge the Apple Watch, at least not through magnetic charging. The Band Design Guidelines for Apple Watch document clearly states, “Bands must not integrate magnetic chargers.”

 

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07:22
Apple Gets Antitrust Scrutiny Over Music Deals

An anonymous reader writes: Bloomberg reports that the U.S. Federal Trade Commission is probing Apple after its acquisition of Beats Electronics, and its various deals with record labels to sell music through the iTunes store. As part of the acquisition, Apple now owns the music streaming service created by Beats, and they're planning to release a new version sometime soon. This makes their ties to the record labels, already deep because of iTunes, even stronger — and could affect the labels' relationships with other streaming services, like Spotify. Investigators want to know if Apple is using these business deals as leverage for "curtailing ad-supported music and pushing more songs into paid tiers of service at higher rates."


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07:07
Report: Android switchers drive iPhone growth across...

New data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech shows that smartphone users ditching Android devices in recent months helped drive iOS growth across the EU. The data tracked the EU’s biggest markets in 1Q15— Great Britain, Germany, France, Italy, and Spain— and shows iOS grew 1.8 percentage points from last year to 20.3% market share this year. That includes around 32.4% of new Apple customers switching from an Android device, according to the report, while Android lost 3.1 percentage points during the quarter:

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07:00
Daily Deals for May 6, 2015, featuring Snapselect:...

It’s time to save some of your hard-earned money with our Daily Deals, featuring exclusive deals for AWT readers, hardware discounts and our own handpicked iOS and OS X sales. All prices are USD and subject to change. Please check prices before you purchase as some deals may expire quickly.

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