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Thursday April 2

08:37
Skype iOS app adding language support for Vietnamese...

Skype is about to add support for 12 new languages to its iOS app in an update arriving over the next week.

The new languages include Croatian, Slovak, Catalan, Vietnamese, Thai, Hindi, Greek, Hungarian, Indonesian, Malay, Turkish, and Estonian.

The update follows version 5.11 released last month with language support for Czech, Romanian and Ukrainian.

The new Skype app, version 5.12, will be available on the App Store sometime in the coming week.

Skype’s Qik iPhone app is also receiving an update today:

We created 8 new...

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08:15
Apple modeling Apple Watch try-on/appointment...

The scheduling and appointment-based changes that seem to be effective for the Genius Bar will apparently be used for Apple Watch try-ons and appointments.

Recently, sources have indicated that Apple will be focusing on appointments to try on and view the Apple Watch upon its release later this month. These changes, which are similar to those that have been implemented at the Genius Bar (wherein the Genius Bar will handle walk-in appointments by taking a customer’s cell phone number, encouraging them to walk around and then texting updates as to their waiting times), will also be used for Apple Watch customers.

Interestingly, Apple Watch...

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07:53
Force Touch for iPhone expected to bring about most...

Apple may name this year's iPhone upgrade the "iPhone 7," instead of the "iPhone 6s," because the addition of Force Touch input will represent such a significant change to the user interface, according to one well-connected insider.

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07:47
Even the Apple Watch was searching for a problem to...

When Apple started dreaming up a smartwatch in 2011, it didn’t know exactly why people would need such a thing.

The actual problem that the Apple Watch will try to solve—saving us from staring at our phones all the time—was determined later in the development process, according to an exclusive Wired story that interviews key Apple personnel.

The story points out that Jony Ive, Apple’s senior vice president of design, first thought about a watch in October 2011, after Steve Jobs died. He then took the idea to Alan Dye, head of Apple’s human interface group, along with others in the company’s design studio, which at the time was designing iOS 7.

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07:45
Review: Buying a contract free, certified used Apple...

Apple and most third-party vendors charge a hefty sum for a new, out-of-the-box iPhone, especially an unlocked model, but there is an alternative in the form of resale services such as Gazelle, which AppleInsider recently put to the test by ordering an iPhone 6.

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07:30
TrueCrypt cryptographic audit turns up little to fear

Most desktop cryptography relies on software created and maintained by corporations, often (not always) based on open standards, but requiring a level of trust in that firm’s ability to resist government efforts to weaken it as well as believing they can validate and audit their own code well enough to find and then repair serious flaws.

Open-source projects, whether in the world of free software or other license structures, supposedly had the advantage that anyone could examine the code for flaws or injections.

That’s turned out not to be the case, but things are getting better.

Truly cryptic

TrueCrypt is open-source virtual and full-disk encryption software that remains the only viable multiplatform option one could recommend that wasn’t tied to a company. The independent project was developed by anonymous programmers for a decade; they still aren’t identified. It works in Windows XP and later,...

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07:23
Rumor: Apple may limit Force Touch to the next-gen...

If Apple's pressure-sensing Force Touch technology does make its way to the next generation of iPhones, a new report from Taiwan suggests that it may be exclusive to the so-called "iPhone 6s Plus."

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07:09
Microsoft updates Outlook for iOS with new address...

The busy iOS developers at Microsoft have released an update to Outlook that features a new address book and improvements to calendar. 

First off, the People section now displays all contacts, not just the top few. Those who use Office 365 or Exchange Server at work can now search the global address list from the app. 

Meanwhile, the calendar now offers a three-day view in landscape mode and an improved day picker. Additionally, you can now easily remove cancelled appointments. 

Go and grab it and enjoy the newness now.

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07:00
Review: Griffin’s iTrip Bluetooth adds wireless...

Twelve years have passed since Griffin released its first iTrip, a breakthrough FM transmitter that enabled iPods to send music wirelessly to car and home stereos. The original model, a glossy white housing that sat atop early iPods like a tube of Chapstick, effectively defined iPod accessories for an entire generation of early adopters. And it was fun, too: using an radio antenna and brilliant software, iTrip could flood an empty FM radio channel with iPod music, acting like a pocket-sized pirate radio station.

Everything changed when the FCC cracked down on FM transmitters, forcing reductions in broadcasting power that made iTrips (and numerous competitors) sound staticky, reducing their appeal. Around the same time, Apple and car companies transitioned to better-...

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06:31
Apple Watch designers detail years of research and...

The Apple Watch underwent many iterations and refinements before its designers felt it would be comfortable to use on the wrist, including over a year of adjustments on the Taptic Engine alone, according to a new profile published on Thursday.

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06:22
Apple camera patent would allow high-resolution...

If you were wondering why Apple has ignored the megapixel race and stuck to a modest 8MP camera in its latest iPhones when almost every other manufacturer is cramming in as many pixels as physically possible, it’s all about image quality. While more pixels allow you to blow up photos to larger sizes, that comes at a cost. Squeezing more pixels into a tiny sensor means more noise, reducing quality, especially in low-light situations like bars and parties.

A clever patent granted today could allow future iPhones to have the best of both worlds, allowing higher-...

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06:11
External Link: Stolen iPhone Turns BuzzFeed Writer...

Matt Stopera’s iPhone was stolen at a bar in New York City. Whatever. A year later, photos from a guy in China start appearing in his iCloud photo stream. OK, that’s weird. Then he writes an article about it on BuzzFeed, and his story goes viral. In China. Now it’s getting stranger by the minute. Finally, he travels to China to meet the guy who ended up with his phone. That’s where it becomes truly insane, but also turns into a lovely tale of friendship across language and cultural barriers. Read it now, or if you’re really busy, you can wait for the movie. Yes, the movie.

 

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06:00
First look: Adobe Slate for iPad is an easy-to-use...

Building on a growing base of mobile creativity app offerings, Adobe on Thursday launched Slate, an iPad-only tool that lets users construct and publish online visually striking presentations, newsletters, reports and more.

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06:00
Adobe Slate lets you publish magazine-like stories...

Adobe is out today with its latest app for content creators on the iPad. The new Adobe Slate app is available for free and joins the similar Voice app Adobe launched last May. Where Adobe Voice focused on using the iPad and later the iPhone for story telling with the spokenword backed by visual elements, the new Adobe Slate app pairs text with fluid and customizable attractive layouts that look great whether you’re a designer or not.

Adobe Slate lets you publish written word around the web with rich design helping to tell your story. A story published by the app is called a Slate.

While a Slate is created from the iPad, anyone...

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05:35
External Link: Behind the Scenes of the Apple Watch

David Pierce of Wired offers an exclusive inside look at the development of the Apple Watch. While the watch was Apple SVP of Design Jony Ive’s vision, it was Kevin Lynch, Adobe’s former CTO who publicly battled Steve Jobs over Flash, who made it a product. The concept behind the Apple Watch is an interesting one: the iPhone is ruining your life, and it’s the Apple Watch’s mission to separate you from your phone. Pierce gives us a look at the Apple Watch’s rough beginnings, such as the original velcro strap, and a digital crown dongle created for the iPhone. It took more than a year for the Apple Watch team to perfect its sounds and taps to Jony Ive’s satisfaction.

 

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05:28
European antitrust authorities investigating Apple’s...

Apple’s planned rebranding and relaunch of the Beats streaming music service has not had the easiest of rides. The launch, initially planned for earlier this year, was delayed by the departure of key execs and difficulties integrating Beats and Apple technologies. A planned $5/month price-point had to be abandoned in favor of an attempt at $7.99/month when music labels wouldn’t play ball, and that too now looks increasingly unlikely even though Google Play offered...

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05:05
EU scrutinizing record labels over potential deals...

With Apple expected to rebrand and relaunch its acquired Beats Music service this summer, the company has already come under the watchful eye of the European Union, which has begun probing the company's plans even before the product is made official.

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05:00
Obama Draws Cyber Line in Sand


President Barack Obama on Wednesday signed an executive order that gives the Secretary of Treasury the authority to impose sanctions on entities found responsible for or complicit in carrying out a cyberattack harmful to U.S. interests. The Secretary of Treasury will have to consult with the Secretary of State and the Attorney General before enacting the powers granted under the order. "Starting today, we're giving notice to those who pose significant threats to our security or economy," said Obama.

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04:45
Like all mobile wallets before it, Apple Pay...

A recent study published by market research company Phoenix Marketing International found that 47 percent of all Apple Pay users shopping in a participating store were not able to use Apple Pay to complete a transaction at least once.

The finding reflects one of the biggest stumbling blocks that Apple Pay and its competitors face in trying to get people to adopt mobile payments—the fact that no payment platform can control the experience a customer has when they walk into a brick-and-mortar store.

Phoenix surveyed 3,000 people about their smartphone shopping habits. 523 of those were iPhone 6 users (currently the only model on which Apple Pay works), 350 were Apple Pay adopters (linking a card to the service), and 302 had made a purchase at least once in the four months since Apple Pay was introduced in late October.

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04:33
Apple Watch graces cover of Canada's '...

Academy Award nominated actress Hailee Steinfeld wears an Apple Watch Sport on the latest cover of popular Canadian fashion magazine Flare, in the latest cover story for Apple's soon-to-launch wearable.

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03:30
The plying game: An inside look at the voracious,...

Reviews are the lifeblood of online sales—as buyers, we rely heavily on the opinions of others to help inform our decisions. Sure, we research potential purchases first, but ultimately the one- to five-star ratings beside the things we want to buy are often the final arbiters over whether we add something to our carts or move along.

When it comes to the App Store, that rudimentary rating system is taken to the utmost degree. Our window to buy is often measured in seconds, and the majority of our purchases are based on impulse rather than need. Even if you’re looking for a specific kind of game or utility, the star rating holds a disproportionate amount of weight, especially when the app you’re considering is sandwiched between a dozen search results. Few of us do a much comparison shopping before we settle on which “Get” button to tap, so we place a great deal of trust in the cumulative score reflecting prior users’ level of satisfaction.

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03:03
Apple invention details single-sensor, multi-lens...

An Apple patent filing published Thursday describes a mechanism capable of directing light from two apertures onto a single image sensor, facilitating smaller iPhone form factors while ensuring identical image quality from both front- and rear-facing cameras.

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00:36
WSJ: EU is gearing up to file antitrust lawsuit...

Google might have avoided going to court over antitrust charges in the US, but it could still face a lawsuit in Europe. According to the Wall Street Journal, the European Commission has started asking companies that filed complaints against Google's ...

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00:00
HTC's One M8s revises last year's flagship...

We may have just peeled the cellophane off HTC's One M9 flagship, but there's still life left in its predecessor. Today, we (well, those in Europe) get to meet the HTC One M8s -- a revised version of last year's top billing handset. What does a lower...

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Wednesday April 1

22:51
Philips expands smart lighting lineup with Hue Go...

Announced on Thursday, Philips' new Hue Go lamp introduces portability and autonomy to the company's iOS-connected Hue smart lighting range of products.

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22:30
The Hue Go puts wireless lighting anywhere in your...

Philips has just unveiled a mobile addition to its venerable line of programmable LED Hue bulbs. It's called the Hue Go and is basically a salad bowl of light that you can hold in your lap (because people do that apparently?) or use as an accent or s...

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21:01
Nikon's dive into 4K starts with the 1 J5...

Nikon's bread-and-butter business may be its entry-level and high-end DSLRs, but the point-and-shoot and mirrorless models are equally as important to the company. This is particularly true now more than ever, as these cheaper cameras begin to lose g...

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21:00
How to Say “No Thanks” to Verizon’s Supercookie

A supercookie may sound like a delicious treat, but it’s a threat to your privacy. If you’re a Verizon Wireless customer, read on to find out how to avoid it.

 

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20:49
Duck-like US Navy drone can fly or swim to hunt...

There are plenty of flying and swimming drones, but you'd ideally have both at once for sub-hunting -- you want something that can poke its head underwater, but move quickly through the air when needed. The US Navy certainly knows this. It's developi...

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18:47
Citi lays out five reasons why Apple stock, growth...

Citi analyst Jim Suva believes investors and the Street are seriously underestimating Apple's growth potential, especially related to iPhone 6 performance, saying he expects AAPL to beat consensus for March quarter sales by at least $1 billion.

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18:37
Geekbench results from 12-inch MacBook show similar...

Even though the device is not yet available, an early unboxing gave us a hands-on look at Apple’s upcoming 12-inch Retina MacBook this morning, and now Geekbench results from the device have emerged giving us a look at what kind of performance we can expect from it. The Geekbench process tested the performance of the entry-level 12-inch Retina MacBook, which packs an Intel Core M-5Y31 processor clocked at 1.1GHz with Turbo Boost to 2.4GHz.

The 12-inch Retina MacBook was put through its paces twice...

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18:00
Today in the App Store -- Tweetdeck, Figure and more

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 Figure, the new Boss Monster game and an update to Tweetdeck for OS X. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can.

iOS Apps Now Free

Flic – Delete & Manage Camera Roll | Easily Delete Photos to Increase Disk Space [Now free, down from $$1.99] Clean up valuable storage memory on your phone by easily deleting pictures from your camera roll with ease.

Figure [Now free, down from $0.99] Got three minutes and want to make some music? Figure is the fun music-making app for instant inspiration.

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16:45
∞ The Loop Magazine is back in the App Store

I woke up this morning to see that The Loop Magazine was no longer available for download on the App Store. This comes at a time when I’m trying to get the magazine back on track, and it was working. The magazine was climbing the charts on Newsstand and was No. 1 in downloads and No. 3 in grossing for the Computers and Internet section. We’re trying to track down the problem.

Worse, some subscribers were sent the following letter today. All I can ask is for you to check your subscription and make sure it’s active. For a publication that doesn’t offer any ads, I rely on the subscriptions to pay for it every month. I appreciate the support.

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16:40
First 12-inch MacBook unboxing video hits

If you’ve been hankering for an early unboxing video of Apple’s new 12-inch MacBook, you’ve got it.

It’s in Vietnamese.

Still, it’s an unboxing video, a bit early and it shows the new 29-watt power brick, 2-meter charging cable and brand new USB Type C connectors.

The company appears to have eschewed the longer power cord that it includes with its other notebook, though the power brick does feature interchangeable plugs. Also gone are the flip-up winding posts that have long adorned Apple’s power bricks.

The charging cord itself appears somewhat thicker and stiffer than those attached to Apple’s MagSafe connectors. The UCB type C plugs look like larger versions of the...

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16:25
Apple's ultra-thin 12-inch MacBook benchmarks...

Fresh benchmark statistics posted to the Web on Wednesday suggest Apple's upcoming 12-inch MacBook laptop will perform at levels commensurate of older MacBook Air models from 2011.

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15:30
AWT News Update: April 1, 2015

Our top non-prank news stories for this April Fools' Day:

  • Apple and IBM release another eight apps in the MobileFirst Collection
  • Chinese iPad and iPhone owners can now trade in older models for credit on new devices
  • Vietnamese website Tinhte.vn does the first unboxing video and photos of the new 12-inch Retina display MacBook
  • Apple's asking streaming partners to cover the cost and infrastructure required

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15:01
Google Goes Crazy for Chromebooks


Google has announced two new budget-busting Chromebook computers, a tablet/notebook convertible with a full swivel screen, and a Chrome computer-on-a-stick. The Haier Chromebook 11 and the Hisense Chromebook both are available for preorder for $149. The Asus Chromebook Flip will hit the market this spring with a $249 price tag. The Asus Chromebit will be available this summer for less than $100. "Chromebooks ... could and should put increasing pressure on lower-end PCs and laptops," said Charles King, principal analyst at Pund-IT.

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14:41
Xsan, Lion Server: Issues saving a file to an Xsan...

In OS X Lion and Lion Server v10.7 through v10.7.2, if a file on a locally mounted Xsan volume has been edited by multiple users on different systems, you may see the following alert message when trying to save the file: "The operation couldn’t be completed. (GSLibraryErrorDomain error 1.)"

Read more: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT200163

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14:30
The Week in iOS Accessories: Apple Watch accessories...

Even more stuff for the Apple Watch

This week’s roundup of iOS accessories includes even more items for Apple Watch. But don’t worry: We’ve still got stuff for your iPhone and iPad.

Bandstand

The Bandstand is a do-it-all charging dock—the stand is focused on charging your new Apple Watch, of course, but the base offers room to plug in your iPhone and iPad as well. Sign up now if you want to buy it later; the Bandstand won’t ship until summer.

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14:14
Farhad Manjoo on the Samsung Galaxy S6

Farhad Manjoo for The New York Times:

The S6 phones are made out of aluminum and glass rather than the plastic in Samsung’s older phones. Both the S6 and S6 Edge strongly resemble Apple’s iPhone. The S6 in particular looks like Apple’s brother from another mother. Samsung has also co-opted many of the design ideas for which its fans have long criticized Apple. The new Galaxys no longer offer a removable battery, for example, or a slot for add-on storage cards, and unlike the Galaxy S5, the S6es aren’t waterproof.

And

But if the new phones are beautiful and functional, they are still something of a pain to use. The S6 and S6 Edge run Samsung’s modified version of Google’s Android operating system. Despite Samsung’s engineers’ efforts to clean up the software, the phone’s interface is a hodgepodge of odd design decisions and overly complicated functions.

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13:57
Apple reportedly asking providers handle cost and...

Apple is laying the the cost and responsibility of streaming infrastructure on TV networks participating in its upcoming subscription Internet TV service, according to industry executives quoted in a Wednesday report.

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13:46
∞ Van Halen Performs “Hot for Teacher” and “Eruption...

Hot for Teacher, Eruption/You Really Got Me and if you were wondering why Dave has a bandage on his nose

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13:01
Xsan 2: Xsan Admin displays an authentication alert...

When using Xsan Admin on a Mac that has been configured to use an HTTPS proxy, you may encounter unexpected authentication issues when connecting to Xsan systems. The following alert may appear: "Authentication failures occurred. Not all clients were successfully authenticated."

Read more: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT200022

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13:00
Accessible Apple: April Newsletter

===Accessible Apple===

By: Alex Jurgensen

Hello, and welcome to a new edition of the Accessible Apple newsletter. For those of us in the blind community, I have to sadly report that our cry for equal access to the new Mac OS and Newton has gone unanswered for yet another month. What's up with that, Apple?

Well, I guess that wasn't a surprise. I mean, it was them after all that changed APIs so much that the Alva Access Group decided not to update Outspoken (1). I'm really beginning to lose hope that someone will write a screen reader for the new Mac OS. At this point, the only way I could see the Mac becoming accessible again would be if Apple were to write their own screen reader in-house, but we all know that'll never happen!!!

In other news, there have been a number of exciting developments in the Assistive Tech world since I wrote last month's newsletter. It appears that most of the industry isn't waiting for Apple to catch up accessibility-wise and...

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12:40
Homeless Canadians brought to tears by the mean...

CBC:

Usually a “mean tweets” video ends in laughter, but this one ends in tears.

A new campaign by the non-profit organization Raising the Roof features people dealing with homelessness reading the mean things people have said about them on social media aloud.

The goal? To get people to see that those who have nowhere to live are human beings too.

Having been homeless myself for a period of time, I felt the pain these people went through as they read these cruel and pointless tweets. If you can help, please do. If you can’t, leave these people alone.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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12:37
Surface 3 Targets Windows-Loving Prosumers


Microsoft has raised the curtain on its new Surface 3 tablet, targeting users who want a robust Windows tablet at an iPad price. Up to now, those looking for a full-featured Windows tablet had to spend $799 for a Surface Pro 3, but some customers will find their needs can be met with the new $499 Surface 3. "It allows Microsoft to continue to market and promote all of the innovations of the Surface Pro 3 and have a go-to product for those who aspire to get a Pro model, but it's not in their budget," noted Directions on Microsoft's Wes Miller.

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12:15
Apple aiming for “full jewelry counter experience”...

Apple’s apparently trying to create the snazziest, most “jewelry counter-style” experience for Apple Watch buyers. As such, sources are saying that the appointment-only process will accommodate walk-ins using a system similar to one recently instituted at Genius Bars worldwide.

Back in February, Apple rolled out a new Genius Bar “customer journey” aimed at enhancing the experience for customers walking in without appointments. Instead of just being left to wait around for one’s name to be called, Genius Bar walk-in customers are now asked for their cell phone number, given a time estimate and then encouraged to leave the store...

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12:08
Apple’s Lisa Jackson on the company’s green...

For almost two years, Apple Inc. ’s efforts to go green have been the responsibility of Lisa Jackson, who was hired to oversee the company’s sustainability initiatives after she stepped down as head of the Environmental Protection Agency.

She sat down with Jeffrey Ball, contributing editor at The Wall Street Journal and scholar-in-residence at Stanford University’s Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance, to discuss Apple’s commitment to renewable energy and why a recently announced solar deal is a good one for shareholders.

Apple is one of the few companies that is transparent about its environmental commitment. Sadly, this is the reason that the press goes after Apple more than other companies—Apple makes all the information available, while the others hide it.

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11:46
Sling TV adding live and on-demand HBO in new $15...

Apple is not the only cord-cutting option for those who can't live without HBO content, as Dish Network on Wednesday announced that its Sling TV over-the-top web television service would add HBO as a $15-per-month add-on within the next two weeks.

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11:31
WSJ likes Samsung Galaxy 6 more than iPhone 6

Joanna Stern:

A better camera, sharper display and faster charging put Samsung’s new flagship phones ahead in the smartphone race.

Since the dawn of the smartphone wars, there have been basic truths about Samsungs: They’re made of flimsy plastic, their cameras can’t keep up with the iPhone’s, and their modified Android software is ugly and intolerably cluttered.

With the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, which arrive at U.S. carriers on April 10, none of that is true anymore. I am not afraid to say it: I love Samsung’s new phones, maybe even more than my own iPhone 6. Like a child who just found out that Santa isn’t real, I have spent the past week questioning everything I know.

I like Joanna and respect her opinion a lot. I still don’t like the way Samsung does business though.

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11:24
Podcast: Join our 'Becoming Steve Jobs'...

The newest Steve Jobs biography wasn't authorized by Steve Jobs himself, but it does come with the blessing of many of Apple's top brass, and includes plenty of insights from its subject, as he had participated in interviews with coauthor Brent Schlender for years. Glenn and Susie, along with our special guests, Macworld's associate managing editor Leah Yamshon, and frequent contributor Jeff Carlson, discuss what this book taught them about working with Steve, and how he applied the lessons learned from his early failures to his later projects. If Walter Isaacson's official authorized Steve Jobs biography left you cold, Becoming Steve Jobs may be just what you're looking for.

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11:22
TweetDeck for Mac gets catch-up update, Facebook...

Twitter today released its first major TweetDeck for Mac update since August, bringing support for features like Teams and group messages, while Facebook launched Riff, an app for shooting and sharing collaborative videos.

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11:00
A quick April Fools' product roundup

While we are staying true to our journalistic integrity today, that's not keeping us from having at least a little fun. Some of the manufacturers and developers that we work with have a good sense of humor, so we thought we'd share some of their April Fools' Day goodies.

Twelve South: Introducing HiRise Toast

CLICK TO ENLARGE

Uber

Do you miss the SkyMall catalogs you used to see "the seat pocket in front of you" while flying? Never fear -- Uber introduces its new Uber Car Shop!

Betabrand

The same company that brings you such great (and real) fashion items as the Suitsy (a business suit onesie), the Gold Disco Tank Top, and the...

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10:34
UK enacts new tax to cope with companies like Apple...

A new tax in the U.K. directly targets companies such as Apple, Amazon, and Google, which have been accused of shifting profits overseas to avoid paying taxes in countries where they nevertheless do business.

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10:30
Pandora CFO confirms Apple Watch integration, says...

With more than 81 million active users, Pandora is a heavyweight in the music streaming industry. It is bigger than Spotify, which has 60 million active users, and iTunes Radio, a less popular streaming service that Apple introduced alongside iOS 6. With Apple now owning Beats Music and reportedly working to revamp the service, the competition in the streaming music business is now more intense than it has ever been.

Speaking to Fox Business, Pandora CFO Mike Herring said that, despite their rival relationship, the company still is a close partner with Apple.

Pandora, which owes part of its success to the popularity of its iPhone app, has a “frenemy kind of relationship going on” with...

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10:00
Wearables Wednesday: TrackR bravo

This week on Wearables Wednesday I'm doing a review of the second iteration of a tracking device that works with an iOS (and Android) app to help you find lost items. Back in the TUAW days, I reviewed the first version of TrackR; now TrackR bravo is available for pre-order (US$29.99). I had an opportunity to test a pre-release version of TrackR bravo, and I still have some reservations about this entire class of “wearable”… Read on for details.

Specifications

  • Diameter: 31mm
  • Thickness: 3.5mm
  • Battery Life: 1 year
  • Battery Type: Replaceable CR1616 Battery
  • Device Ringer Volume: 85dB
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0 (Bluetooth Low Energy)
  • Device Compatibility: iPhone 4s & Later, iPad 3rd Generation & Later

Design

The idea behind TrackR bravo and similar Bluetooth trackers is that you connect them to...

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09:43
Apple's new 12" MacBook unboxed in Vietnam...

Consumers looking for an early glimpse at the shipping version of Apple's all-new 12-inch MacBook need wait no longer, as the Force Touch-packing ultraportable has found itself the subject of a pre-release unboxing video in Vietnam.

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09:05
The Beast of Turin awakens and it’s very, very angry

Autoweek:

This unbelievable Fiat S76, the so-called Beast of Turin, is the one surviving example of a pair of speed-record contenders the Italian automaker built before WWI. Its gargantuan 28.5-liter inline-four was capable of providing an impressive 300 hp — enough to propel the car to 116 mph, and a one-mile land speed record, in 1911.

Plus, it spits hellfire and sounds meaner than anything an army of 10,000 Carlo Abarths could have ever dreamed up.

Watch the video above if you don’t believe us.

First of all, turn your volume down.

I posted about this back in December when they had first restored this fire breathing monster. Now they’ve actually got it out on public roads, scaring humans and livestock alike. Thanks again to...

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09:03
9to5Toys Lunch Break: Pixelmator for Mac $15, 128GB...

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

Pixelmator – the best photo editor for Mac – cuts its price in half to $15 (Reg. $30)

PNY Turbo 128GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive...

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08:59
12-inch MacBook gets video unboxing in Vietnam ahead...

The 12-inch Retina MacBook may not be available in stores yet, but Vietnam-based blog Tinhte has already gotten its hands on the next-gen machine. A video posted to YouTube (embedded below) shows the MacBook being unboxed, though it doesn’t seem to be a shipping model, as it won’t boot into OS X. You can see the full unboxing video below, along with a gallery of photos of the computer itself and the accessories that ship with it, including the new charger and quick start guide.

Apple first announced the redesigned...

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08:59
Inside Force Touch: Apple's new 'force...

The new Force Touch trackpad found on the latest 13-inch MacBook Pro and upcoming 12-inch MacBook features an entirely new method of input, activated by applying additional pressure to the trackpad. AppleInsider offers a closer look at how force click works, and what new possibilities it opens up for OS X.

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08:30
Thank you to our patrons

Another month comes to end and it's time to thank our fantastic patrons on Patreon. You folks keep the lights on, the pirate flag flying and the best news, reviews and original content we can make in your RSS reader. The following supporters backed us at the less-than-five-dollar level: that's all it takes to get a special thank-you right here on AWT. Our gratitude goes out to:

Adrian
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08:25
TweetDeck Mac app adds Group DMs, Teams account...

The TweetDeck Mac app today received an update with a handful of new features including the ability to share account access with others, direct messages to groups, support for in-line GIFs and videos, and much more.

The updated app will now allow users to share their accounts with others using a new feature called Teams. The feature first started rolling out for users on the web, Chrome and Windows in February.

“TweetDeck Teams is a simple solution to Twitter account sharing. It enables you to delegate access to as many people as you like, and remove accounts when they no longer need access.

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08:20
Pandora CFO points towards upcoming CarPlay...

Apple and Pandora could be teaming up where CarPlay is concerned.

As part of a wide ranging interview with FOX Business Network on Tuesday, Pandora’s chief financial officer Mike Herring broke the silence on upcoming compatibility with Apple’s in-car infotainment solution, saying the streaming service will “definitely be in CarPlay.”

While Herring failed to produce a timeline of availability, he is the first company official to comment on Pandora’s CarPlay plans. Pandora was a glaring omission when Apple announced CarPlay one year ago, and the streaming Internet music giant has yet to make its way onto Apple’s in-dash system.

With CarPlay to be featured in 40 new...

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08:12
∞ !!!slooF lirpA

Google really did it this time. They broke the internet.

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08:11
Incorrect search policy

Forums: Troubleshooting

Hello,

we had some air condition failure recently in server room and sadly our hard drives overheated and turned off. Lucky us it was the only piece of hardware that turned off.

There was no damage to our hardware but XSAN admin reports "Incorrect search policy" next to MDC2.

We have three metadata controllers and only this one is being affected. We have open directory (master on mdc1 and replicas on mdc2 and third metadata controller).

In server app on mdc2 open directory service is turned off and any attempt to turn it on will result in "on/off" switch sitting in "on" status for about a minute and afterwards returning to its "off" state.

In server app of mdc1 and mdc3 i can see open directory running normally and both servers are reporting that mdc2 is running replica. Im unable to bind any clients to mdc2...

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08:09
Killer Deal: Grab any current MacBook Pro (including...

Back for a limited time, AppleInsider readers can use exclusive coupons at one of Apple's top authorized resellers to get the lowest prices anywhere on all 13-inch MacBook Pros with Force Touch (up to $82 off, many in stock) and 15-inch MacBook Pros (up to $300 off) with free shipping and other perks.

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07:56
Chinese iPhone and iPad trade-in program encounters...

Apple's just-launched Chinese iPhone and iPad trade-in program is already meeting with a tepid response in the country, particularly in light of the prices of new devices and higher trade-in values at third-party recycling companies.

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07:02
Hands on with the Force Touch trackpad on the new 13...

This ComputerWorld review takes the new entry level MacBook Pro for a spin. What I found most interesting was the hands-on with the new Force Touch trackpad.

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06:51
∞ Apple’s call for Apple Watch apps, and “a small...

Apple sent out a note to developers yesterday calling for them to “Submit your WatchKit apps now”. The note referred to “a small group of people”.

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06:41
UBS declares Apple a 'special' kind of...

Reading the new "Becoming Steve Jobs" biography inspired UBS analyst Steven Milunovich to share his thoughts on where Apple is headed, leading him to suggest to investors that the iPhone maker's best days may still be ahead of it.

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05:56
April Fools' Day: iPhone and iPad pranks that...

It's April Fools' Day, which means it is time to fool your friends and family using some these harmless and humorous pranks below. We include the old standards as well as few new techniques to expand your pranking repertoire. We finish off the list with a few good apps that'll leave you, and hopefully your target, in stitches.

Are you talking to me?

One handy feature of messages is the "three dots" icon that appears when a person is typing a response during a conversation. Fake a response and keep your recipient waiting by sending them this animated Gif of three dots.

Frozen Home Screen Prank

This prank is an oldie but goodie that still works on iOS 8 devices. Take a screenshot of the person's home screen by simultaneously pressing the home button and the power button. Next move all the app icons from the first home screen pane to another screen. Set the screenshot as the background by going to Settings ->...

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05:00
India's Tussle With Internet Freedom


The Supreme Court of India last week struck down a law that curtailed the freedom of online speech. The law permitted arrests for posting "offensive" content online. The highest court in India ruled that Section 66(A) of the Information Technology Act was unconstitutional, and in its ruling said it had no hesitation in striking it down. The court had examined the legality of the law, which made posting information considered grossly offensive or menacing in character punishable by up to three years in jail.

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03:45
The 10 Mac games you need to play from March 2015

A month of Mac gaming to savor

March’s selection of intriguing new releases serves as a testament to how strong Mac gaming has become. It’s a wide selection of experiences—large and small—spanning a nice array of genres: City building, role-playing, strategy, simulation, action, puzzle, and more. And what’s especially great is that almost every game on this list launched at the same time as on other platforms—waiting for ports is much less of a concern on Mac these days.

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03:30
The best iOS services for tackling your taxes

Hooray! It’s tax time again: Another year, another opportunity to step into the IRS income confessional and spill the details of your personal financial life. Luckily, if you own an iOS device, it may be all you need to settle up with the taxman. H&R Block, Intuit’s TurboTax, and TaxACT all offer apps or mobile web experiences that, depending on your needs, will do the job and do it well. Although the ability to file taxes on a mobile device is not a new concept, the programs are better than ever this year.

“Will you look at those morons? I paid my taxes over a year ago!”

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02:26
Samsung Galaxy S6 delivers poor graphics performance...

While boasting an "Octa Core" Application Processor and an extremely high resolution display, Samsung's new Galaxy S6 falls flat in running GPU intensive apps and games -- particularly in comparison to Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.

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01:45
Apple announces Chinese iPhone and iPad trade-in...

Apple iPhone and iPad owners living in Greater China are now able visit one of the country's 18 Apple Store locations to trade in their old hardware for store credit, which can subsequently be applied to a new device purchase.

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00:08
ExtraBITS for 1 April 2015

In today’s collection of ExtraBITS, the Apple TV gets more channels, Adobe announces Flash for the Apple Watch, Apple is considering rebranding iCloud once again, and Apple’s next big thing hits a regulatory wall.

 

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00:07
TidBITS Watchlist for 1 April 2015

Notable software releases today include Pixelmator 3.3.2, Microsoft Office 2011 14.5, Minecraft 1.9, and BBEdit 11.4.1.

 

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00:06
Apple Dramatically Expands Edition Line

“Go for the gold” is no longer just about the Olympics, as Apple introduces 18-karat gold “Apple Edition” versions of a number of its popular products for the burgeoning luxury tech market.

 

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00:05
Early Look: Eight Custom Apple Watch Bands

Apple may have bands for the Apple Watch in a variety of styles, materials, and colors, but that’s not stopping creative accessory makers from going even further. Here are eight bands that bring new capabilities to the Apple Watch.

 

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00:04
Mac micro Redefines Desktop Mac Sizing

Apple continues to reduce the size of Mac components in its drive to produce smaller and more energy-efficient Macs. The little-heralded Mac mini is the latest to wander into the beam of Apple’s shrink ray, emerging as the Apple TV-sized Mac micro.

 

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00:03
Apple Watch to Act as Lie Detector

Thanks to a Twitter slip from Apple Watch tester Christy Turlington, we’ve learned that the Apple Watch can use its pulse tracking sensors in conjunction with a private API to work as a simple lie detector.

 

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00:02
TidBITS Online to Bolster Membership Revenues

We’re pleased to announce TidBITS Online, our latest experiment to find new revenue streams. Give it a try and tell us what you think!

 

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00:01
IRS Offers iTunes Credit for Tax Refunds

U.S. taxpayers expecting a small-to-medium refund this year can opt to receive it in the form of iTunes credit (with some qualifications).

 

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Tuesday March 31

23:42
Apple and IBM unveil 8 new MobileFirst iOS apps, new...

As part of mobile applications and services initiative MobileFirst, Apple and IBM on Tuesday released eight new iOS apps serving various enterprises, adding new services for the healthcare and industrial products segments.

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19:00
Pandora CFO promises CarPlay support, talks Apple...

The limited selection of CarPlay apps has not grown much since its launch, with one of the most prominent hold-outs being Pandora. In a recent interview with Fox Business, however, Pandora CFO Mike Herring said that the company plans to add CarPlay support soon. “We’ll definitely be in CarPlay,” Herring said in the interview.

In the past, Pandora has told us that it is in “frequent discussions” with Apple about various topics, although it has denied supporting CarPlay. The interesting idea with Pandora for CarPlay, however, is that Apple has to sanction which apps gain support for its in-car offering. CarPlay already supports iTunes Radio and with...

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17:00
Today in the App Store -- 1Password for iOS,...

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 Thunderspace 4K, the new Gunpowder game and an update to1Password for iOS. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can.

iOS Apps Now Free

Dash Race [Now free, down from $0.99] Steering, speeding up, braking, cutting, blocking: who is the smartest driver in this strategic racing game, leaving his opponents behind and passing the finishing line first?

Thunderspace 4K ~ Sleep Relax Meditate in a Thunderstorm with Rain Sounds [Now free, down from $2.99] You will sleep better with Thunderspace because it plays thunderstorms in 3D for headphones + realistic lightning...

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16:00
Daily Deals for March 31, 2015

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.

AWT's Daily Deals

MacPhun Focus [Now free, down from $9.99] To celebrate the launch of AppleWorld.Today, photo software developer Macphun is offering their popular Focus app for Mac for FREE readers of AWT.

This nifty photo software allows anyone to do a couple of super-cool things: (a) direct attention to the most interesting part of your photo and (b) use tilt-shift and motion blur effects towards...

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15:44
Halo Fans Hunt for Truth, Microsoft Hunts for Hearts


Xbox and 343 Industries on Sunday released two live-action trailers for Halo 5: Guardians to encourage Xbox One owners and holdouts alike to "hunt the truth." The trailers aired during the season finale of The Walking Dead. In one trailer, the story catches up with Master Chief scorning an injured and supine Spartan Locke with an unsettling benediction. In the other trailer, the roles are reversed, and it's Spartan Locke who's walking menacingly up to the downed Master Chief.

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14:30

Today is World Backup Day! Our stories today include:

  • Some quick hints on backing up both your iOS and OS X devices
  • Google releases a Google Maps April Fools' Day prank a day early
  • Apple is now accepting Apple Watch app updates from any and all developers
  • Apple hires an ex-Dolby executive vice president to join the company

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13:53
Apple invites Apple Watch submissions from all third...

If you were planning on writing a function for the Apple Watch, now’s the time to begin.

Apple has officially invited all third party developers to submit Watch apps to the App Store. This means any of the 1.2 million apps can now submit updates including Watch apps (using the WatchKit framework), beyond the select partners Apple rolled out last week.

As a reminder, Watch apps come bundled as extensions inside normal iOS apps. This means customers can update the apps in the iPhone ready for the Watch’s release on the 24th. Apple is pointing developers to the submission reference guidelines for more information on this process.

Apple Watch...

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13:32
The only thing you need to know about Tidal music...

Peter Kirn takes the new “Hifi” streaming service for a test.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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13:30
The Week in Mac Apps: Fantastical 2, HoudaSpot 4,...

Fantastical 2, HoudaSpot 4, GoodTask 2, and more

In this week’s roundup of new Mac apps, you’ll find a brand new version of Fantastical, a program for plastering your desktop with beautiful photography, and even a way to keep your secrets secure in plain sight.

Covered 1.3

Rob Heague’s Covered scours the iTunes store for high-quality cover art for you to use within your own media library.

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13:17
∞ Van Halen plays Jimmy Kimmel

Panama and Runnin’ with the Devil

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13:13
Van Halen: Tokyo Dome Live album released

A new live album with Dave and Eddie playing Van Halen’s greatest.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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13:00
One infographic; lots of backup info (courtesy of...

With today being World Backup Day, you're probably being inundated with posts (including this great one by Kelly Hodgkins) about backups. Cloudwards.net squeezed just about everything you need to know into one long infographic, presented here. Be safe, back up!


Courtesy of: Cloudwards.net

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11:44
Apple asks developers to submit WatchKit apps for...

Apple on Tuesday issued a notice to its development community, asking for applications based on the new WatchKit tools for Apple Watch to be submitted to the App Store.

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11:40
ITbits: Bushel Helps Small Companies Manage Apple...

Julio Ojeda-Zapata tries Bushel, a new JAMF Software service aimed at small businesses needing to manage Apple devices. It has promise for modest-sized, tech-challenged companies.

 

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11:25
Baselworld, where the watch is still the greatest...

The new York Times:

For one week in March, this glittering watch and jewelry show (which ran March 19 to 26), attracts 150,000 industry insiders, collectors and fans, emerging from the digital mists of the 21st century like Brigadoon. It is a village unto itself with its own language, values and celebrities.

And a curious village it is. In an iPhone-toting era, where millions go out in public every day flaunting naked wrists, this is one corner of the globe where the wristwatch — that centuries-old feat of micro-engineering once considered as obsolete as the rotary phone — is the only personal productivity device, status symbol and idea on earth that seems to matter.

Interesting how an article about watches can be written this day without ever mentioning the Apple Watch by name. The reporter must have had to twist himself into knots to not get a single relevant quote from any of the assembled “150,000 industry insiders”.

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