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Friday August 7

13:06
Apple expected to unveil 'iPhone 6s,' new...

Apple is reportedly eyeing a media event for Sept. 9, where the company is expected to show off its next-generation iPhone and Apple TV hardware, and may even unveil new iPads, according to a new report.

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13:01
Report: Apple’s next iPhone event happens on (or...

It's that time of year again: Buzzfeed's John Paczkowski reports that Apple's next iPhone event is going to happen on the week of September 7th, and that currently the 9th is the most likely date. Paczkowski previously reported for Re/code, where he established a track record for accurately predicting Apple event dates.

Apple usually launches new iOS versions on Wednesday the week after the announcement, which means we could get iOS 9 on or around September 16th. If the company holds to its strategy for previous iPhone launches, any new models would follow on that Friday, September 18th. Rumors say that Apple is also planning to announce a new Apple TV and SDK at the September event.

What little we know about the...

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13:00
Photomyne: Turning physical photo albums into...

Transferring old photo albums to a digital format can be a huge amount of work. First, there’s the hassle of taking photos out of an album, whether they’re glued in, using those little adhesive corners, or using the clear plastic sheets that are used in “modern” albums. Then the images need to be scanned, generally with a flatbed scanner of some sort. Next, each image is color-corrected if necessary, or touched up if there are scratches or stains. Photomyne (US$4.99, universal) is an iOS app designed to take the work out of converting a printed photo collection to a digital format.

Photomyne works on the concept of digital photo albums, so if you happen to have a physical album that needs to be converted to the 21st-century equivalent, you just create a new album and then start adding photos.

Now, adding photos to albums can be a real hassle. Generally, you’re feeding them one at a time through a...

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13:00
How to get the best prices on Apple's 12...

Apple's new 12" and 13" MacBooks are among the industry's hottest offerings, and this back-to-school season, AI has teamed up with Apple's top authorized resellers to offer the lowest prices anywhere on the wide assortment of available configurations, including options with and without AppleCare protection.

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12:55
Report: New iPhone and Apple TV to be announced at...

According to a new report from BuzzFeed’s John Paczkowski, Apple will hold its annual fall iPhone event on September 9th. The report, citing “sources familiar with Apple’s plans,” claims that Apple is targeting the week of September 7th for the event, with Wednesday the 9th being the frontrunner right now.

At the event, Apple will unveil the iPhone 6s, which we unveiled exclusive details on earlier this summer. The iPhone 6s is expected to be largely similar to the iPhone 6, but with a pressure-sensitive Force Touch display and...

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12:49
Verizon to drop subsidized phone pricing in new...

Verizon Wireless on Friday announced a new set of core subscription plans, eliminating contract-based phone subsidies in favor of combinations based on device choices and the amount of data.

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11:45
FunBITS: Do Computers Dream of Psychedelic Bears?

Google’s DeepDream does truly bizarre things to images. Josh Centers explains its origins, and how to try it out on your Mac.

 

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11:35
Dark Sky 5 Offers Hyperlocal Weather Forecasts for...

To set itself apart from the many other weather apps for the iPhone, Dark Sky provides accurate precipitation forecasts for your exact location for the next hour. It couples that with customizable alerts for upcoming weather events and an excellent interface for the traditional 7-day forecast.

 

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10:35
Windows 10 Raises Some Hackles


"Tablet view is showing saved porn images," wrote Reddit user "FalloutBos." "Woke up to wife asking why I set it to rotate all my porn images right on the desktop view. I have no idea [how] to shut that feature off and that computer is staying shut down until I do." FalloutBos had downloaded Windows 10 onto his computer, and it seems the new OS reached down into his "My Pictures" folder and created a slideshow. That incident raised howls of laughter, but it points to one of the problems early users of Microsoft's new OS have reported.

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10:30
The Week in iOS Apps: Fantastical, Cloud Outliner...

Productivity matters

This week’s roundup of new and updated apps features advances in productivity apps like Fantastical 2 and Cloud Outliner 2. Read on to make yourself a more highly effective person.

Fantastical 2

Fantastical 2 has long been one of our favorite calendar apps, thanks to its versatility and—we still don’t get why more calendars don’t do this—combining of calendar and reminders into a single offering. It’s well worth its $5 price tag. The latest update includes a “drafts” feature: Swipe down on a new event so you can browse your schedule, then resume the draft at any time. Also new: Support for Japanese.

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10:10
Apple's Jimmy Iovine hints at curation playing...

While discussing Apple Music in a new interview published on Thursday, Apple executive Jimmy Iovine mentioned the prospect of applying curation to TV, potentially pointing to a direction for Apple's rumored streaming TV service.

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09:57
Verizon to kill subsidies, launch simpler data plans...


Verizon will launch brand new, simpler data plans and kill subsidies as expected from August 13. Today, the company introduced a set of plans which will require customers to pay for their smartphones in monthly installments, or buy them outright, instead of having the cost subsidized.

Similar to the Simple Choice plans launched by T-Mobile a couple of years back, the data plans come in four tiers: small, medium, large and extra large. Those plans will get...

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09:31
Jon Stewart’s final episode

Comedy Central:

On Jon’s last episode of The Daily Show, he revisits The Best F#@king News Team Ever, gets a send-off from his top political targets and says goodbye after 16 years as host.

In case you missed it.

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09:30
What to play this weekend: Spyfall

At 2014's Internationale Spieltage (or “Spiel”) gaming convention in Essen, Germany, Spyfall by designer Alexandr Ushan made a splash as a great party game. It was difficult to obtain here in the US until June of this year, when it was picked up by distributor Cryptozoic Entertainment. Now you can grab a box and have a fun...or just go online.

Today there's a browser-based version that is mobile-friendly, platform-agnostic, free and every bit as fun and hilarious as its paper sibling. It's a game of bluffing, deduction, light role-playing and a lot of laughter. Spyfall is indeed a great party game that takes minutes to learn and often leads to hilarity. Here's our look at Spyfall. 

How it works...

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09:10
Jimmy Iovine talks Taylor Swift, TV, and why Apple...

This week, Taylor Swift gave us some insight into her infamous open letter to Apple—she wrote it frantically at 4 a.m.—and now Apple Music leader Jimmy Iovine is spilling Apple’s side of the story.

Iovine is currently doing a publicity blitz in England, where he told the London Evening Standard that Apple’s response to Swift’s letter was a little more laidback than you might think. Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of software and services, called Iovine on the Sunday morning Swift posted her letter to Tumblr.

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09:03
9to5Toys Last Call: Bose SoundTrue On-Ear Headphones...

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

NomadPlus converts your iPhone USB wall charger into a 1800mAh power bank:...

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08:58
Icon crafting inspiration

This is an homage to some great icon creation efforts of yesteryear and, if you’ve got an icon to create, a great source of inspiration.

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08:56
Apple Watch goes on sale at Best Buy's online...

As promised, the U.S. branch of Best Buy began selling the Apple Watch on Friday, offering a range of models through its website and some retail locations.

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08:23
Pendulum accessory turns Apple Watch into a necklace...

A new product from Bucardo turns the Apple Watch into a necklace pendant or a pocket watch with the company’s upcoming Pendulum Collection of jewelry accessories.

The collection includes a vintage-style pocket watch accessory for the 42mm Apple Watch in two styles, and a line of pendant necklaces for the 38mm Apple Watch, all available in either 14k or 18k gold plating or sterling silver and various designs. The accessories are designed with a hinge so they can be worn with the Apple Watch’s display covered and protected, or optionally exposed as the centrepiece of the necklace pendants: 

Featuring silver and gold plating and crystals by Swarovski®, the Pendulum Collection includes offerings for both men and women. For men, Bucardo presents a thoughtfully designed pocket watch with a...

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08:09
Apple's impressive App Store growth continues...

Apple revealed this week that its iOS App Store had a record July with $1.7 billion in transactions. But investment firm Macquarie Securities believes Wall Street isn't paying enough attention to Apple's growing and highly profitable services business.

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07:32
Rumor: With launch looming, 'iPhone 6s'...

The assembly lines preparing to churn out Apple's next-generation iPhones have reportedly been briefly delayed, with full-scale production now slated to start later this month in advance of a likely September introduction.

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07:31
Microsoft wants you to pay $15 for DVD playback in...

What the heck is Microsoft thinking? This is truly awful.

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07:30
Apple hangs onto its title as the most sued company

Congratulations, Apple, you've held onto your title as the most sued U.S. company.  However, you'd better watch out: Samsung is catching up quickly.

This year, the United States is set to experience the highest number of patent disputes in its history, according to UnifiedPatents, a member-based organization whose goal is reducing the number of NPE (non-practicing entities) assertions in specific technology areas. 

NPEs, often referred to as "trolls," amass large numbers of patents with the intention of launching patent infringement suits against companies and individuals that they maintain have illegally used some element of something for which they hold the patent.

According to Unified Patents, there were 3,499 patent litigation cases in 2011 and this is projected to hit 6,100 in 2015. Legal action over intellectual property infringements often involve tech companies. Apple has found itself in the crosshairs...

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07:14
Something is breaking in iTunes Store music links

iTunes links are breaking, something is clearly wrong in Apple Music land. Hate to see this.

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07:13
Here are all of iOS 9’s colorful new wallpapers for...

We shared yesterday that Apple’s newly released fifth developer beta version of iOS 9 adds a new collection of colorful, Retina showcasing default wallpapers for the iPhone. Settling on a new wallpaper, or in this case a whole set of gorgeous imagery, usually mean development on the operating system itself is wrapping up ahead of a public release sometime the following month.

For non-developers and iPhone users not risking stability on their daily driver in favor of new eye candy and features, though, the several week waiting period for iOS 9 to be finalized and released ahead of the new ...

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07:11
Lara Croft GO by Hitman creators Square Enix...

Hitman creators, Square Enix are about to launch their next mobile title for iOS. Lara Croft GO will hit the App Store on August 27 and will feature similar gameplay to the popular Hitman GO title. The developers promise beautiful graphics and challenging stages:

Square Enix Montréal today announced that Lara Croft GO, the follow-up to the hugely successful Hitman GO® mobile game, will release on mobile platforms Aug. 27. The turn-based puzzle game offers a never-before-seen take on the iconic franchise, featuring challenging levels, gorgeous visuals and a mesmerizing soundtrack.

If it’s anything like the Hitman GO title, the Tomb Raider inspired version is going to be frustratingly addictive and could be one of the surprise hits of the year. Hitman GO was incredibly well reviewed...

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06:49
Conventional watch sales slide after Apple Watch...

American sales of conventional watches fell by the steepest amount in seven years during the month of June, a decline linked in part to the debut of the Apple Watch, market research firm NPD Group said on Friday.

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06:47
iOS 9 beta 5 sports new tools, including interesting...

The iOS 9 betas continue to roll out for registered developers, but some interesting new features appear to be surfacing.

Over the past few weeks, the betas have included tweaked icons, the return of Home Sharing support, a new Handoff UI, a cleaner Apple Music experience, and changes to how Apple Pay can be activated on the lock screen. Main features in iOS 9 include an overhauled Notes app, transit directions in Maps, multitasking features on iPad, a News app, and others.

Some interesting new features include the following:

- CarPlay now better supports Beats 1 and Apple Music features including ‘liking’ tracks.

- WiFi...

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06:39
Apple Music’s advantage is being big enough to do...

Jimmy Iovine seems to be doing the rounds of UK media at present. Following yesterday’s Evening Standard interview, he’s done another with Wired editor Michael Rundle.

Much of it is, of course, the usual sales spiel: curation is cool, nobody else will catch us or do it better, lots of great people involved – the kind of things you’d expect him to say. But the interview does contain one unexpected snippet: that Apple Music‘s curated approach could be applied to TV … ...

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06:36
Sprig to reclassify large numbers of workers from...

There’s only so long that people will be content to work as “contractors”.

Health food delivery startup Sprig seems to be acknowledging this, as the company will soon offer its hundreds of contract workers employment at the company.

Over the past few months, startups like Instacart, Shyp and Luxe have all switched their workers to W-2 employees rather than independent contractors. The main difference between the two is that with W-2 employees, employers have to “withhold income taxes, withhold and pay Social Security and Medicare taxes, and pay unemployment tax on wages paid to an employee,” according to the Internal Revenue Service.

While...

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06:00
How to set up Mac OS X Messages to send SMS texts

Recently I noted that, for whatever reason, Messages on my Mac quit offering the option to send folks messages in any format but its native iMessage format. Since some of my friends, relatives and business associates are still heathens and don't have Macs or iPhones, I had to rejigger things so I could send simple text messages. 

If you're facing the same problem, here's how you send SMS texts from OS X Messages (You'll need both your Mac and iPhone handy):

  • Make sure your Mac's running OS X Yosemite (10.10 or higher) and your iPhone is running iOS 8.x. 
  • Click on the Messages app in your Mac to open it.
  • Go to your iPhone. Tap Settings > Messages.
  • Tap Text Message Forwarding.
  • You'll see a list of all your devices linked to your Apple ID. Choose the one you want to send and receive messages and select On.
  • You'll see a six-digit code pop up in Messages on your Mac. An alert window will appear marked Text Message...
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05:57
Recut television trailer shows more of Michael...

A new one minute trailer for Aaron Sorkin and Danny Boyle's upcoming "Steve Jobs" film has hit American airwaves, providing eager viewers with another glimpse of Michael Fassbender in his role as Apple's mercurial cofounder.

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05:48
Free iOS metronome, really well executed, go get it

Taptronome is a beautifully executed metronome for iOS. And it’s free. What are you waiting for? Go get it!

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05:45
PSA: Apple Watches on sale at Best Buy as of today,...

As promised, Best Buy has begun selling the Apple Watch on its online store, and will have them available in more than 100 of its retail stores too. The company is currently promoting the Watch on its homepage.

While you won’t save any money (in fact, you’ll pay 99c...

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05:35
New TV trailer gives another look at upcoming Aaron...

In the runup to the movie’s release on October 9th, Aaron Sorkin’s “Steve Jobs” film is currently airing a new trailer on TV. The trailer shows Michael Fassbender, who plays Jobs, pedantically setting up product launches interspersed with scenes of him criticizing others and others criticizing him. A big storyline of the film appears to be Steve Jobs relationship with his first daughter, Lisa. Watch the 60 second video below.

 

A longer trailer was posted in July, which includes more scenes of a similar...

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05:34
AppleInsider podcast talks Wall Street downgrades,...

This week's all-new AppleInsider podcast features Mikey Campbell and Neil Hughes as we talk about Wall Street Numbers, and analyze the fallout of a false rumor on an Apple wireless initiative. We also tackle drones, virtual reality, CarPlay, and detail some of our favorite apps for OS X and iOS.

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05:00
MyNotex Is an Almost Perfect Note Taker and Task...


MyNotex is one application I keep revisiting for my note-taking and project management tasks. Italian Developer Massimo Nardello releases one major update per year. MyNotex keeps getting better and better. Version 1.3.1, was released in June. Nardello took what was a near-perfect locally stored note-taking program and made it better than using cloud-based services such as Evernote, Box or Dropbox. Its feature set far exceeds the functionality of traditional plain text note-taking apps for Linux users.

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04:21
Apple spends $700K/year on keeping CEO Tim Cook safe...

One of the numbers disclosed in Apple’s Schedule 14A filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission was the amount Apple spends annually on protecting CEO Tim Cook. Patently Apple spotted the entry listing “security expenses in the amount of $699,133.”

Tim Cook rarely has much visible security when seen at public events, but bodyguards are doubtless there in the background. It’s likely that a sizeable chunk of the expenditure protects his surprisingly modest four-bedroom home … 

If anything, the figure is rather low for the high-profile CEO of...

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Thursday August 6

20:04
Apple's Swift programming language translated...

Coding for Apple devices just got a little easier for thousands of developers in China, as a group of more than 100 programmers recently wrapped up an open source Mandarin Chinese translation of Apple's Swift programming language.

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17:28
Google, Samsung to issue monthly Android security...

Google Inc and Samsung Electronics Co will release monthly security fixes for Android phones, a growing target for hackers, after the disclosure of a bug designed to attack the world’s most popular mobile operating system.

Sounds a lot like the weekly security updates Microsoft did (do?) for Windows.

Samsung Vice President Rick Segal acknowledged that his company could not force the telecommunications carriers that buy its devices in bulk to install the fixes and that some might do so only for higher-end users.

Then what’s the point?

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16:49
Amplified: Poking Holes in the Belt

Jim talks with Dan’s about his new Apple Watch, the latest Android vulnerability and the concerning state of Android security, iOS adoption rate, the changing devices we use to connect to the Internet, Lenny Kravitz’s unintentional exposure, and more.

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16:47
Universal Audio releases two new Ampeg plug-ins

The Ampeg SVT-VR Bass Amplifier plug-in is an exacting emulation of the legendary, 300-watt, all-tube behemoth used by everyone from Bootsy Collins to the late Chris Squire of Yes, while the Ampeg SVT-3 Pro Bass Amplifier plug-in models the tube/solid-state design and extended tone shaping of the rackmount modern classic.

Brainworx and UA do a great job with these instrument plug-ins. I have a number of them and they’re all top quality.

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15:59
Apple's Back to School sale goes online, gains...

Apple on Thursday extended its annual Back to School sale, which offers students and educators free Beats Solo2 hardware, to cover online purchases, while expanding availability to a clutch of European countries.

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15:34
Apple expands 2015 Back to School deal of free Beats...

Apple last month kicked off its annual Back to School promotion, announcing that it is giving away a free pair of Beats Solo 2 headphones with the purchase of any eligible Mac. At the time, however, the promo was limited to Apple retail stores, with the promise of the deal coming later on to Apple’s online store. Starting today, however, Apple’s Back to School promotion is now available via Apple’s online store.

Apple is now advertising its Back to School offering on the homepage of its website, leading users to its Education Pricing microsite. On the education...

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15:16
Apple integrates online store with main website in...

Apple on Thursday made a huge change to the way it handles online shopping by integrating the Online Apple Store with its main Apple.com website, merging the two Web presences into a unified view, adding a persistent shopping bag link and performing slight design tweaks to product pages.

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15:12
Apple Online Store becomes integrated into product...

Apple has just debuted a revamped version of its website with a focus on all-new product pages. As part of the redesign, the Apple Online Store has been removed from the site’s main navigation bar, with the option to buy each product now available exclusively on the product’s page.

The home page remains mostly unchanged, still featuring a scrolling marquee of product promos and four images at the bottom to highlight iOS 9 and some marketing campaigns, but the rest of the site is completely new.

The Mac, iPad, and iPhone pages feature very little text, instead displaying large images of the entire product family. Each...

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14:59
New iOS 9 public beta prompts users to install...

Apple's dedicated iCloud Drive iOS app for managing cloud assets, introduced with the first developer iOS 9 beta in June, is being advertised as ready to install on public beta builds released on Thursday.

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14:52
​A guy in the UK called the ISS from his backyard...

For most of us, visiting the International Space Station is little more than an impossible dream -- but if you know what you're doing, talking to the orbiting laboratory is surprisingly plausible. No, really: just ask Adrian Lane, a Gloucestershire...

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14:52
JXE Streams: digging through the 'Rare Replay...

More than any other artistic medium, video games have a dire need to preserve their history. Unlike movies, books or music, it's incredibly hard to enjoy a classic game years or even decades after its release because of how quickly the technology p...

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14:47
Dr. Dre’s 1st album in 15 years streams on Apple...

Update: The stream is now live, an hour early.

Earlier this week, Dr. Dre announced that his first new album in 15 years while hosting his show on Apple Music’s Beats 1 station. While the album has been available for preorder since then, it will be available to stream for free on Apple Music later tonight at 6PM PT. The album, entitled Compton: A Soundtrack, is entirely exclusive to Apple and is being described by Dre as his “grand finale.”

Compton: A Soundtrack has 16 tracks and includes features from...

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14:37
Latest iOS 9 betas automatically detects, switches...

Two small but critical additions to the new iOS 9 betas released on Thursday include "Wi-Fi Assist," a feature built to prevent iPhones from latching onto poor Wi-Fi connections, and Wi-Fi calling for AT&T network customers.

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14:09
Audi's A3 e-tron starts at $37,900 in the US,...

If you live in the States and have been itchin' to get behind the wheel of Audi's new plug-in hybrid, you'll soon be in luck. The A3 e-tron "Sportback" (read: hatchback) will arrive at dealers in the US in October, with prices starting at $37,900 b...

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13:48
Apple Campus 2 photos show ground shots of Campus 2...

Photos shot by a 9to5Mac reader show the most recent look at Apple’s new Campus 2 headquarters from the ground level. While we’ve seen a plethora of drone and ariel videos and pictures, images from the ground have been a bit more scarce. Back in February, Apple provided us with a “sneak peek” at Campus 2, but obviously a lot has changed since then…

Today’s images show Apple’s Campus 2 as it is seen from Homestead Road in Cupertino, which runs alongside the building. In the images you can see the exterior panels for the building going up. Apple has previously said that very little of its new headquarters will be able to be seen from the street for privacy reasons, and that certainly seems to be the case in these new images.

Last month, however...

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13:44
GE's Neuro VR experience takes you inside a...

"Welcome to the complex universe inside Reuben's head." A mysterious voice boomed through the headphones. With an Oculus headset strapped on my face for GE's Neuro VR experience, I found myself moving through British musician Reuben Wu's mind. Brig...

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13:42
watchOS 2 Beta 5 adds Paris timelapse, 70 second...

After a series of relatively small beta-to-beta updates, Apple’s release today of the fifth beta of watchOS 2.0 contains a series of legitimately interesting new features. One of the additions is a brand new Timelapse watch face featuring the Eiffel Tower in Paris, bringing to six the total number of time-lapse videos, as well as a considerable change in Timelapse’s behavior.

Apple has also added a new option to keep the screen awake for 70 seconds after it’s tapped (versus a default setting of 15 seconds), and a new Quick Play feature to speed up music playback through a connected iPhone. More details on what’s new in watchOS 2.0 Beta 5 are below…

The newly-added Quick Play button in Music works like a Shuffle All Songs button,...

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13:39
Microsoft debuts early, open-sourced Windows Bridge...

Microsoft on Thursday released an early version of Windows Bridge for iOS, a set of tools that will allow developers to port iOS apps to Windows.

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13:31
Android’s security armageddon

We’re on day who-the-heck-knows of the Android Stagefright security vulnerability, and there’s really no point keeping track of the days because no one’s going to fix it. The Android ecosystem can’t deal with security, and it won’t change until it’s too late.

This is shocking. (No, it’s really not).

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13:30
AWT News Update: August 6, 2015

Santa Fe Opera, photo via Texas Tech KTTZ

On this wonderful, warm day in the Northern Hemisphere, there's a bit of news about our favorite fruit company -- Apple:

  • Apple Music has 11 million trial customers after five weeks
  • An opera about the life of Steve Jobs is scheduled to debut in 2017
  • iPhone market share is growing just about everywhere, except for the USA
  • Microsoft Translator is available for iPhone and Apple Watch

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Hi, I’m Steve Sande from Apple World Today, and this is the AWT News Update for August 6, 2015.

Apple’s Eddy Cue, the senior vice preside of internet software and services, says that Apple Music now has 11 million...

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13:15
The Week in iPhone Cases: A Minecraft case for...

...plus sleeves, rugged cases, and more!

This week’s roundup of new iPhone cases includes a charismatic option from ThinkGeek, sturdy protection from Speck, and brightly-colored cases from SwitchEasy.

CoverUp

Manufactured with wool felt, the Ffelt Sleeve (iPhone 6; $31) is a simple, er, sleeve with a tab closure that will keep your iPhone from falling out.

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12:34
Apple Music has 'hundreds' working on...

Curated content will be how Apple Music sets itself apart from numerous rivals in the streaming music market, Jimmy Iovine said in a new interview published on Thursday.

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12:17
Microsoft’s ‘Bridge’ tool for porting iOS apps to...

Microsoft first unveiled “Windows Bridge” a few months back, a new tool for developers that aims to make porting iOS apps to Windows 10 easier and hopefully breathe some life into the Windows Store in the process. Today the company is releasing the software, albeit an early release ahead of a final launch planned for later this year in the fall.

The bridge offers developers tools for utilizing existing code from iOS apps to build Windows apps, but Microsoft stressed that its “goal with the iOS bridge has never been simply to run iOS apps on Windows.”...

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12:14
The post-PC world is here

John Gruber looking at which devices are important to us. I believe my answers would match the 2015 survey results.

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12:09
Lexus' Fancy Board Really Hovers, but It's...


Lexus on Tuesday presented the final video reveal of its Hoverboard as part of its Amazing in Motion campaign. Set to the sounds of Rudimental, pro skater Ross McGouran cruises around a Barcelona skate park on the Lexus Hoverboard. "I've spent 20 years skateboarding, but without friction it feels like I've had to learn a whole new skill, particularly in the stance and balance in order to ride the Hoverboard," McGouran said. "It's a whole new experience."

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12:09
Outlook for Apple Watch

Microsoft Outlook has added full Apple Watch support to its iPhone app, and it’s showing other email apps how it’s done.

Jared Newman takes Outlook for a spin and likes it. I’ve said before, Microsoft has done a great job on its iOS apps, but I’m still not a huge fan of the Mac versions.

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12:04
Apple launches iOS 9 Public Beta 3

Attention, iOS beta testers: Apple just launched iOS 9’s third public beta on Thursday, and it is available now as a software update.

Much like the El Capitan public beta, Apple doesn’t share details as to what specifically is changing in this beta release, but the company does recommend that all beta users install the update when they can. If you’re a member of Apple’s Beta Software Program, you can install the update from your iPhone or iPad over-the-air by going to Settings > General > Software Update

iOS 9 is the first version of iOS that Apple has made available as a public beta—meaning anyone can sign up to use this pre-release software. Before, you had to join Apple’s developer program for $99 per year for this access. Apple started the Beta Software Program for OS X in 2014 with OS X 10.10 Yosemite, and continued the program this year with...

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12:00
About the ad blocks...

You've probably noticed something on the AWT home page today; several blocks where ads will appear. Due to slow sales of sponsorships and a need to make enough money to survive, we'll be selling ad space on Apple World Today. 

Don't worry, you're not going to get those "1 weird trick to reduce belly fat" ads. We hold the keys and will reject any ads that don't meet our standards. So, why did we add more than one banner ad to the site? Because of pricing: rather than trying to sell one very expensive big ad space, we'll have several less expensive spaces. 

We really did try to keep ads off of AWT, but the stream of sponsors has dried up and our wonderful Patreon patrons have been keeping us barely afloat. With your help in supporting our advertisers, we can continue into the future as a fiscally strong entity.

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11:49
Microsoft open sources (most of) its iOS-apps-on-...

Back at its Build developer conference in April, Microsoft made the surprising announcement that it was creating a way for iOS and Android developers to port their apps to Windows. For iOS programs, this is achieved using a set of libraries and development tools that together are codenamed "Project Islandwood."

Microsoft announced today that large parts of Project Islandwood are being open sourced. The first code release is available on GitHub right now, published under the liberal MIT license. With it, Objective-C programmers can write...

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11:46
Cyberwarrior Demand Outpaces Supply


Demand for cybersecurity professionals continues to far outpace supply, according to a Burning Glass Technologies report released last week. Cybersecurity hiring remains concentrated in government agencies and among defense contractors, the third annual cybersecurity job market report notes, but hiring has started to boom in industries handling consumer data. Over the last five years, for example, hiring in the finance sector spiked 137 percent, healthcare climbed 121 percent, and retail jumped 89 percent.

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11:41
Everything new in iOS 9 beta 5: AT&T Wi-Fi...

With the release of today’s iOS 9 beta, Apple has introduced several new features. The first on the list, and probably one of the most important, is support for Wi-Fi Calling on AT&T. In previous betas the feature was limited to T-Mobile’s network, but it appears the final version of the software will enable it on multiple carriers.

At the moment, AT&T doesn’t actually support Wi-Fi calling from any device, but has previously promised that the feature would eventually be made available some time this year...

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11:27
MiStand+ tablet stand

I’ve seen a lot of tablet stands in the past few years, but this is one I’d actually buy.

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11:23
Latest iOS 9 beta adds beautiful, trippy new...

Although early beta releases of iOS 9 featured relatively little new eye candy for potential upgraders, today’s release of iOS 9 beta 5 includes a welcome surprise: a large collection of colorful new wallpapers. The images range from colorful desert dunes to several different colors of feathers, plants, planets, and multi-colored explosions. They’re all packed with detail, showing off the photorealistic rendering abilities and vivid color palettes of Retina displays. Many (but not all) of iOS 8’s wallpaper images have been removed from the collection, and the blue/green tidal wave image originally included with iOS 9 betas has disappeared.

A gallery with some of the new wallpapers is below…


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11:00
Apple files for patent for authorizing tokens in...

Although a new report claims that the percentage of U.S. iPhone 6 owners who have tried Apple Pay fell from 15% in March to 13.1% in June, Apple continues to believe in its digital payment system. 

The company has filed for a patent (number 20150213443) with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office for "tokenizing authorizations." It's for systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for creating sharable tokens that point to financial information stored in a secure online platform and that can be used in financial transactions.

Apple announced Apple Pay in September 2014, describing it as “a new category of service designed to transform mobile payments with an easy, secure and private way to pay.” It works with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus through a NFC antenna design, a dedicated chip called the Secure Element, and Touch ID.



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10:20
Hands-on with Outlook for Apple Watch: Microsoft’s...

Microsoft Outlook has added full Apple Watch support to its iPhone app, and it’s showing other email apps how it’s done.

The new app takes brings up an overview over users’ inboxes, along with any upcoming calendar appointments. From here, users can respond to emails (either with a canned response or voice dictation), delete or archive them, flag them as important, mark them as unread, or schedule a reminder to see them later.

Outlook’s app also shows up in Apple Watch’s Glances menu, so users can see an inbox and calendar overview with a quick swipe. Just as before, Outlook shows actionable notifications for incoming emails, letting users quickly delete, archive, schedule, or mark messages as read.

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10:09
Apple reporters from TechCrunch and The Verge hired...

TechCrunch’s lead Apple reporter Darrell Etherington quietly stopped writing for the news site at the end of June, and we’ve learned that he left to take up a job in Apple’s PR office in Toronto, Canada. Etherington’s modern journalism expertise should be beneficial for Apple as it improves its approach to press relationships, while the admiration of his former colleagues should go a long way in fostering those ties…

Etherington’s move is just the latest in a string of journalists who have been hired by Apple, but none of the career changes appear to be related. Lead Anandtech...

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10:07
∞ 11,000 marbles!

I find most assembly lines mesmerizing. I’m completely addicted to the TV show “How it’s Made”. So any Youtube video that shows a process like this is a guaranteed view from me. This is different in that it is a homemade contraption and it is a wonder to behold. Not to mention the fact, this lucky guy has 11,000 marbles to play with.

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10:05
Apple seeds watchOS 2 beta 5 for Apple Watch to...

Apple is continuing to fine tune the upcoming watchOS update for Apple Watch ahead of the software update’s release this fall, and now registered developers can test their apps against the latest build as watch OS 2 beta 5 is now available.

The watchOS 2 update allows developers to build native (read faster) apps that do not rely as much on the iPhone for processing power, third-party complications or widgets for the watch face, and closer access to hardware like heart rate sensor data and more. For consumers, watchOS 2 adds new features like Nightstand Mode, using photos or albums as a watch face, and various app refinements.

The last watchOS 2 beta notably added support for colored complications including Activity with increased legibility on certain watch faces including Utility and Modular. We’ll explore the latest watchOS 2 beta to find other new changes coming this fall, and let us know if you...

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10:04
Apple releases iOS 9 beta 5 for iPhone, iPad, and...

Apple today released iOS 9 beta 5 for registered developers testing the new operating system ahead of its release this fall. The latest build comes two weeks and two days after the previous version, which included tweaked icons, the return of Home Sharing support, a new Handoff UI, a cleaner Apple Music experience, and changes to how Apple Pay can be activated on the lock screen. Headlining features in iOS 9 include an overhauled Notes app, transit directions in Maps, multitasking features on iPad, a News app, and much more. As Apple starts to fine tune these releases, changes between each build should slow down. We’ll explore the latest beta for...

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10:04
‘Which Is the Most Important Device You Use to...

On Twitter, Benedict Evans points to fascinating polling data indicating that the answers to this question are changing dramatically. In 2013, just two years ago, the results were:

  1. Laptop 46%
  2. Desktop 28%
  3. Smartphone 15%
  4. Tablet 8%

In 2015, the results were:

  1. Smartphone 33%
  2. Laptop 30%
  3. Tablet 19%
  4. Desktop 14%

Assuming the polling is valid, this suggests we’ve already passed the inflection point where most people consider their mobile devices (phone and tablet) central to their use of the internet.

I don’t think the chart in Evans’s tweet indicates these trends well. I would prefer something like (spends 15 minutes dicking around in Numbers…) this:

Also interesting is to compare “mobile” (phone and tablet) versus “PC...

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10:00
The UK IPO is wrong; I should be able to make backup...

The UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has decided that ripping a CD in iTunes is no longer permitted, and neither is backing up your computer if it contains copyrighted content, notes TorrentFreak. That's not right.

If I've legally purchased a CD, I should have the legal right to make a digital copy for my Mac and be able to listen to it on my computer, my iPod, my iPad, or my iPhone. What I SHOULDN'T be able to do is "rip" a copy and give it to someone else. That is indeed "ripping off" all the talent involved in creating the music.

Last year the UK Government legalized copying for private use, a practice which many citizens already believed to be legal. The UK Intellectual Property Office noted that the changes were “in the best interest” of consumers and that they would bring copyright law into the 21st century. However, fearing a loss of income several music...

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09:26
iTunes is now basically illegal in the UK, and not...

iTunes has taken a lot of heat in the aftermath of Apple Music’s launch, with some critics declaring that the app should be dismantled and rebuilt from scratch. But now British law has actually rendered iTunes illegal—and not because it’s so bloated that using it has become a complete pain.

The United Kingdom’s High Court just ruled that copying music from your personal CD collection to iTunes violates copyright law—and so does backing up your music library to an external hard drive or cloud storage service. TorrentFreak asked Britain’s Intellectual Property Office if the law really means that ripping a CD to iTunes is illegal. The answer: Yes, yes it is.

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09:00
Canalys: Lenovo (barely) overtakes Apple to lead the...

According to the Canalys research group, Lenovo took the top spot from Apple in the personal computer market (PCs) in the second quarter of 2015. Unlike most research groups, Canalys lists tablets such as the iPad in its tally of personal computers.

Apple had held the lead since the third quarter of 2014. Lenovo shipped just under 16 million PCs, some 240,000 more than Apple, giving it a 15% market share. The worldwide PC market fell 12% annually to 109.2 million units, with double-digit percentage declines affecting desktop, notebook and tablet shipments. 

Apple, HP and Dell followed Lenovo, with marginal increases in their shares of the declining market. Samsung completed the top five, but experienced a slight dip in share as a result of slowing tablet sales and the scaling back of its participation in the notebook market.

"Apple...

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08:43
Apple Music hits 11 million trial users in five weeks

It’s been five weeks and there’s 11 million trial users on board so far.

Apple’s Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue has stated that Apple Music has garnered 11 million trial users, with two million of these users opting in to the multi-user family plan.

To compare it to its competitors, streaming music heavyweight Spotify boasts about 80 million users worldwide, 20 million of whom pay regular monthly fees for access to ad-free, on-demand content. That would put Apple Music at half the capacity of an industry leader if each existing trial member converts their single-user or family plan to a full paying membership. After a free three-month...

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08:09
Apple Music actually has 11 million subscribers,...

It turns out that music industry insiders were a little off in their Apple Music subscriber estimates. Reports pegged the number at 10 million, but according to Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of software and services, the company’s streaming service actually has 11 million users (thankyouverymuch).

Cue announced the number in a USA Today interview, and even broke down the numbers by subscription type: 2 million have enrolled in the $14.99 family plan, while 9 million signed up for the $9.99 individual service.

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08:00
Miss the mixtape? Apple wants to bring it back —...

Apple is working on a way to create, buy, and gift personalized albums. The company has filed for a patent (number 20150220634) with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office for a "digital mixed tape."

A mixed tape, or mixtape, is the name given to a compilation of songs recorded in any audio format. Those of us of a certain age (ahem) usually think of mixtapes in conjunction with audio cassettes or 8-tracks (and nobody really misses the days of the 8-track player).



Apple's patent filing describes a system that includes generating a personalized album from a request and subsequently gifting the personalized album to another party. The personalized album can include playback attributes stored in a file associated with the album or alternatively in metadata of the media items to be gifted. 

The playback attributes can limit...

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07:00
X-Doria starts shipping Defense Edge and LUX Band...

If there's one thing that has been missing from the Apple Watch world the past few months, it's the availability of lots of accessories for the device. That freeze has been thawing lately as more manufacturers get their production under way, and the latest to unveil products is accessory manufacturer X-Doria with the new Defense Edge shell and LUX Band for Apple Watch.

First, the Defense Edge (US$29.99) shell is designed to protect the sides of your Watch with a machined aluminum exterior cushioned with rubber beneath. It's easy to install and remove, available in sizes for both 38mm and 42mm Watches, and comes in an array of colors: gold, silver, blue and red. The latter color is...

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06:46
On Beats 1 expansion and Apple Music in the car

Some thoughts on Beats 1 taking on satellite radio.

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06:28
Apple Music hooks 11 million trial members, App...

Marco della Cava, writing for USA Today:

One month after unveiling its new streaming music service, Apple has locked in 11 million trial members, company executives tell USA TODAY.

Here’s some math to go along with that.

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06:19
12-inch MacBook inventory numbers rise, device now...

You can now snag the 12-inch MacBook via the Apple Store Personal Pickup plan.

Nearly four months after its release, the 12-inch MacBook notebook now has a strong enough inventory presence to qualify for Apple’s Personal Pickup plan.

The personal pickup option isn’t universal yet however, with only select configurations at select stores being available. For example, the 256 GB Silver MacBook is not available for personal pickup in New York, NY while the 256 GB Space Gray is widely available.

For months, most Apple Store locations have only been able to have the unit on display. This has led to many users reporting that...

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06:13
Hackers can remotely steal fingerprints from Android...

Zack Whittaker, writing for ZDNet:

The attack, which was confirmed on the HTC One Max and Samsung’s Galaxy S5, allows a hacker to stealthily acquire a fingerprint image from an affected device because device makers don’t fully lock down the sensor.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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06:00
It may be time to eradicate Flash from your Mac;...

Adobe's Flash — a multimedia system for computers that is generally accessed through a web browser — has been slowly dying on the Mac vine for awhile. Perhaps it's time to remove it completely. 

Back in 2010 Apple stopped bundling Flash with Mac OS X, though Mac users could still continue to install it for themselves. In 2013 Adobe worked with Apple to "sandbox" Flash Player under Safari in Mac OS X, restricting the ability of attackers to exploit any vulnerabilities they might find in the browser plug-in.

(App Sandbox is an access control technology provided in OS X. Limiting access to resources on a per-app basis, it provides a last line of defense against the theft, corruption, or deletion of user data if an attacker successfully exploits security holes in your app or the frameworks it is linked against,...

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05:00
Ultra HD Blu-ray licensing to start Aug. 24 — but...

The Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA)  has completed an Ultra HD Blu-ray technical specification that will lead to the release of players and discs that support the new format. It will be begin licensing the format starting Aug. 24. However, don't expect any support from Apple.

Ultra HD Blu-Ray consumer products should begin to arrive later this year. The format supports Ultra HD 4K TV resolution (3840×2160) and enables high dynamic range (HDR), high frame rates and object-based immersive sound. It’s not clear how much demand there will be for the new format, the BDA, citing data from the IHS research group expects Ultra HD TV-owning households will grow from 11.7 million last year to 95.6 million by 2019.

The Ultra HD Blu-ray format will deliver high dynamic range content that significantly expands the range between the brightest and darkest elements and...

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02:46
Apple invention looks to revive the mixtape, with a...

In an era where on-demand streaming puts massive music libraries at your fingertips and sharing playlists takes but a few taps, receiving a personalized mix of tunes doesn't quite mean as much as it used to. But that could change if Apple employs its invention for "digital mixtape" gifting.

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02:30
Apple announces 11 million trial members signed up...

In a statement to USA Today, Apple has officially announced it has signed up 11 million members to Apple Music since launch. Eddy Cue says he is “thrilled with the numbers so far”, noting that about 2 million of that number have signed up for a family plan, which costs $14.99 for up to six people. The real success of Apple Music won’t be known until the 3 month trial ends and the 11 million have to make the choice to start paying for the monthly subscription.

Apple Music continues to attract exclusive content deals and new music. Dre will...

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00:37
Apple Music reaches 11M trial members after five...

After just five weeks of availability, Apple Music has gathered an impressive 11 million trial users, two million of whom opted in to the more expensive multi-user family plan, according to Apple SVP of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue.

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Wednesday August 5

16:53
Bring On the New Apple TV - Streaming Service or Not


I've been waiting for a new Apple TV from Apple for years, and I've been disappointed each time a major Apple event came and went without one. Plus, I've been waiting for Apple to come along and disrupt the cable/satellite TV bundling status quo with some sort of a la carte streaming service, also to no avail. Now I don't think that second wish -- some sort of vastly improved and less-expensive TV service -- matters much at all. I think the time for it has passed. Here's why: Our TV and media consumption habits are now irreparably fractured.

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16:40
‘The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs’ opera to debut in...

Joining the increasingly growing lineup of Steve Jobs biographies, the Santa Fe Opera announced today that it will debut a new opera centered around the life of the late Apple CEO. The show is entitled “The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs” and is composed by Mason Bates with librettist Mark Campbell. The opera is currently scheduled to debut in 2017 (via LATimes).

The Santa Fe Opera teases that the show will focus on both the professional and personal lives of Jobs and will include characters based on his father and wife. The opera will also take...

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16:18
Designing pie charts with CSS
15:19
Queen guitarist Brian May recognized by NASA

Astrophysicist Dr. Brian May is recognized during a July 17, 2015 New Horizons science briefing at NASA Headquarters, Washington, D.C. May spent a long birthday weekend with the science team, attending two morning science plenaries, a meeting with the Student Dust Counter group, and working on stereo images of Pluto with the Geology, Geophysics and Imaging (GGI) team.

I’ve had the opportunity to meet and speak with Brian at some length during one of Queen’s European tours. He is not only smart and a fantastic guitarist, he’s also very humble.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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14:34
Steve Jobs to be focus of upcoming opera set to...

A U.S. opera company in Santa Fe on Wednesday announced plans for an upcoming production centering on Steve Jobs, adding to a growing number of books, movies and documentaries focusing on the life and times of the late Apple cofounder.

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14:30
AWT News Update: August 5, 2015

A lot of Apple news for our listeners and readers today:

  • Apple Watch helps a Virginia man get needed heart surgery and get out of the hospital fast
  • Get yourself to your local Pei Wei restaurant, as they've just started accepting Apple Pay. Booyah!
  • Don't be surprised if you walk into a Target store soon and have your iPhone start notifying you about deals
  • After a ten-year absence, Chronos StickyBrain for Mac is back

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