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Thursday June 4

12:25
Subscription music service expected to boost iPhone...

Apple is expected to announce a new subscription streaming music service at WWDC next week, but investment bank Piper Jaffray expects that the pay-to-play Spotify competitor will bolster the iPhone ecosystem much more than it will pad Apple's bottom line.

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11:40
Apple holds grip on 5th place in Fortune 500 thanks...

Fortune on Thursday published the 2015 edition of its annual Fortune 500 list, as last year ranking Apple fifth among U.S. corporations in terms of revenue, largely on the sales of iPhones and Macs.

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11:37
Robinhood Opens Stock Trading to All

Robinhood for the iPhone makes stock trading both easy and free. Josh Centers reviews the app and its limitations.

 

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11:28
Google's Android Permissions Get Granular


Google appears to be heeding warnings of security experts who say Android users need better control over what apps do with information from their phones. At I/O, its worldwide shindig for developers held last week, the company announced that the next version of its mobile operating system, Android M, would take a more granular approach to permissions for data requested by apps. Recent versions of Android allows applications to make a block of permission requests as they're installed.

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10:53
Apple Watch tips: Jump to last task, delete watch...

The Apple Watch's user interface is unlike any that has made before, and there are more than a few tricks to using it efficiently. AppleInsider shows you how to quickly jump to your last task, delete watch faces, organize your glances, and remove third-party apps.

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10:51
Yahoo ending support for mail & contact syncing...

Yahoo announced today that a few of its services will no longer be support on older Macs and iOS devices. The changes will impact Yahoo Mail with Apple’s built-in Mail app on older iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches, and Yahoo Contact syncing on Macs running older versions of the desktop operating system. The changes will take place later this month on June 15th.

Starting then, Yahoo Mail will only work with Apple’s built-in Mail app on iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches running iOS 5 or later. Yahoo says it is dropping support for iOS 4 and older versions to focus on security and functionality and points users to mail.yahoo.com to continue using the email service on older devices.

On the Mac side, Yahoo will no...

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10:26
Amplified: Pre-WWDC Beard

Jim and Dan talk about next week’s WWDC, Apple’s interest in music and television, and more.

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10:21
Keeping Up with the Snoops 11: News at Eleven

Congress has taken its first step toward surveillance reform. Josh Centers explains how we got here and what that means.

 

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09:54
Led Zeppelin to release Deluxe Editions of final...

Deluxe editions of Led Zeppelin’s final three studio albums: Presence, In Through The Out Door, and Coda will be released in July. As with the previous deluxe editions, all three have been newly remastered by guitarist and producer Jimmy Page and are accompanied by companion audio comprised of previously unreleased music related to the original release selected and compiled by Page.

Jimmy has done a good job on remastering some of the band’s other works, so this should be worth picking up.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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09:52
New charity auction offers chance to tour Apple HQ...

Apple on Thursday launched another auction through Charitybuzz, offering the winner a chance to tour the company's Cupertino, Calif. headquarters with VP of Education John Couch.

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09:50
Apple’s Marc Newson responds to Apple Watch...

Marc Newson, famous designer and close friend of Apple design guru Jony Ive, just gave his first solo interview since joining Apple last year. In the interview with the London Evening Standard, Newson talks Apple Watch, thought to be one of the first products he had involvement with since joining the company, as well as the future of the company from fashion to cars. 

When asked about Apple Watch, and specifically the criticism from the fashion industry, Newson responded:...

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09:09
Review: Tweetbot for Mac 2.0 brings a Yosemite-style...

Yes, you read that headline right. The long-awaited Yosemite update for Tweetbot is finally here. The application has been rebuilt with a new look and updated controls for several features that make things like creating columns and tracking down the tweet associated with an image much easier.

The main attraction for most users will be the new design, so let’s take a look at that in a bit more detail first…

Tweetbot 2 fully embraces the Yosemite aesthetic that was introduced in OS X last year while still maintaining much of the same functionality and layout with which users are already familiar. Everything has been flattened, and timelines that previously sported a light gray tone are now pure white...

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09:08
9to5Toys Last Call: Bose Soundlink Mini II release,...

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

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08:57
Apple clarifies Space Black Apple Watch won’t hit...

This morning, Apple announced that the Apple Watch will arrive in new countries on June 26th and in Apple Retail stores across the globe in two weeks. The company also said that all orders placed through May will ship to customers within two weeks, with the exception of the 42mm Space Black stainless steel model.

In an email to those who ordered at least that Space Black version, Apple has clarified that this model will not be in retail stores until all online orders have been fulfilled:

Thank you for ordering an Apple Watch. We’re working hard to ship orders as quickly as possible and in the order they were placed.

As you may have heard, some models of Apple Watch will soon be available for purchase in Apple Retail Stores. We’d like...

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08:55
Periscope adds map-based feed browsing, Sunrise...

Twitter on Thursday added several features to Periscope, most significantly a map browser, while Microsoft added an Apple Watch app to Sunrise Calendar.

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08:43
Next-gen Apple TV won’t surface at WWDC, not ready...

It looks like Apple won’t be unveiling a next-gen Apple TV at WWDC this year.

In spite of copious rumors that Apple would introduce an updated set-top box, it seems as if the device isn’t ready yet. The New York Times’ Brian X. Chen writes that Apple has postponed its plans because the product is “not ready for prime time.”

The event was rumored to show off new Apple TV hardware, including an improved remote control and a tool kit for developers to use to make apps with. But those plans were postponed partly because the product was not ready for prime time, according to two people briefed on the product.

Apple has not introduced a new version of...

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08:28
Thanks to our Patreon backers

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08:04
Apple’s latest charity auction invites you to tour...

Apple has been a part of several fundraising auctions through Charitybuzz over the last few years, giving lunch meetings and event invites in exchange for generous donations to various non-profit efforts. The company’s latest campaign promises a bit of a golden ticket in Willy Wonka fashion as the highest bidder will be invited to tour Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino and bring 1 guest (or up to 3 kids if it’s a family visit). Just don’t expect to be allowed inside Jony Ive’s secret lab…The tour is donated and will be lead by John Couch, Apple’s VP of Education:

“As Apple’s vice president of Education, John Couch has been responsible for driving Apple’s renewed success in the...

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08:04
Apple Watch units begin shipping with exception of...

Apple has essentially vowed to get all its Apple Watch back orders out the door and shipping within two weeks, albeit buyers of the Apple Watch 42 mm Space Black Stainless Steel with Space Black Link Bracelet will have to wait a bit longer.

A recently released statement offered the following:

All orders placed through May, with the sole exception of Apple Watch 42 mm Space Black Stainless Steel with Space Black Link Bracelet, will ship to customers within two weeks. At that time, we’ll also begin selling some models in our Apple Retail Stores.

The statement suggests that Apple retail locations will...

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08:00
New model, two-year-old processor: The 2015 15-inch...

Specs at a glance: 15-inch 2015 Apple Retina MacBook Pro

Screen
2880×1800 at 15.4" (220 PPI)

OS
OS X 10.10.3 "Yosemite"

CPU
2.5GHz Intel Core i7-4870HQ (Turbo up to 3.7GHz)

RAM
16GB 1600MHz DDR3L (non-upgradeable)

GPU
Intel Iris Pro 5200 (integrated), AMD Radeon R9 M370X with 2GB GDDR5

HDD
512GB solid-state drive

Networking
802.11a/b/g/n/ac (up to 1.3Gbps), Bluetooth 4.0

Ports
2x USB 3.0, 2x Thunderbolt 2, card reader, HDMI, headphones

Size
14.13" × 9.73" × 0.71" (358.9 mm × 247.1 mm × 18.0 mm)

Weight
4.49 lbs (2.04 kg)

Battery
99.5 WHr

Warranty
1 year

Starting price
$1,999.99

Price as reviewed
$2,499.99

Other perks
Webcam, backlit keyboard, dual integrated mics, Force Touch trackpad

Apple released a new 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro last month, but it’s not...

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07:50
Todoist introduces developer platform today

Todoist has released a developer platform today, paving they way for integration with products and services you love. Right away, service's developers have added support for Evernote, GitHub and Google Calendar. 

Developers will be able to create cool features with a webhook URL. I'm already looking forward to what comes of this, as Todoist is my project manager of choice. 

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07:38
Apple ranks in at number 5 on latest Fortune 500 list

Apple ranks in at number 5 on the latest Fortune 500, the annual list that ranks US companies by revenue, this time for fiscal year 2014. The company maintains its same position as last year behind Berkshire Hathaway (no. 4), Chevron (no. 3), Exxon Mobil (no. 2), and Wal-Mart Stores (no. 1).

While Apple comes in at fifth place for revenue, Fortune notes that it “boasts both the biggest profits of any company on the list ($39.5 billion) and the highest market value (more than $700 billion).”

After a bumpy start to 2014, Apple’s stock finished the year up 40%, adding nearly $200 billion...

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07:24
Periscope for iPhone now lets you find streams by...



Twitter’s live video streaming app Periscope is out with a big update today adding a key promised feature. Periscope for iPhone version 1.1 now lets you find live streams around the world based on location using a new map view from the global tab. This lets you jump into streams going on around you or watch something interesting happening on the other side of the world. In addition to adding the new maps view, Periscope has been localized in 29 more languages:English, Japanese,...

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07:08
Jeff Williams: “Response to Apple Watch has...

The logjam is loosening.

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06:52
Apple’s Japanese bond sale will raise more than...

Apple’s first ever Japanese bond sale will raise more than had been previously estimated. An SEC filing reveals that the sale will raise ¥250B ($2B), more than the ¥200 billion ($1.6B) which had been reported earlier.

Apple is selling the bonds in Japanese yen due to the extremely low interest rates in the country, with Apple offering a rate of just 0.35%, paid twice a year in June and December. Goldman Sachs, one of the two underwriters of the bond issue, said that the market would welcome the offering.

“It’s Apple’s first time issuing in yen. Their ratings, credit fundamentals and familiarity within the Japanese market are very high,” said a Goldman Sachs banker. “The outcome proves...

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06:48
Dish Network in talks to merge with T-Mobile US,...

Dish Network is in talks to merge with T-Mobile U.S., a report said on Thursday, and while major details remain unsorted, the companies are believed to be closely aligned about what a resulting entity would look like -- one that might pose a threat to Apple's rumored subscription TV service.

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06:44
Is that an Apple Watch on your wrist?

If you are the go-to person for your friends and family on all things tech, this is worth a read.

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06:33
ETA brings travel times and traffic status to Apple...

This will be going on my Apple Watch today.

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06:24
No new Apple TV at WWDC

Brian X. Chen, writing for the New York Times:

Yet one much ballyhooed device will be absent from the conference: a new Apple TV, Apple’s set-top box for televisions.

Feh.

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06:21
iOS, OS X, music, Swift, and more: What you should...

Apple’s WWDC keynote kicks off at 10am Pacific on Monday morning. Though the focus at the company’s developer conference is usually on the next versions of its flagship operating systems, Apple has used the stage at the Moscone Center in San Francisco to announce any number of things over the years.

To prepare you for the show, we’ve sifted through a few months of rumors to bring you the most credible stuff—this won’t all be correct, and we’re sure Apple has some surprises up its sleeve, but this is the basic information you should know going into the show on Monday.

iOS 9


If the rumors are true, iOS 9 could run on (and speed up) everything that currently runs iOS 8.

Since we first began hearing about iOS 9, word on the...

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06:06
Agent 47 returns to iOS with the new Hitman Sniper...

From 9to5toys:

Following the release of the last main console entry in the long running Hitman franchise, Square Enix took the franchise mobile with the stellar, board-game style Hitman GO. Now Square is back with another iOS game starring Agent 47:

Unlike the console games and Hitman Go, you won’t be navigating various locations in order to take out your target quietly in the new...

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05:59
Almost all May Apple Watch orders shipping – and...


Almost all Apple Watches shipping within 2 weeks … but not this one

Apple has said that all Apple Watch orders placed during May will ship within two weeks, with one exception – and no prizes for guessing which.

All orders placed through May, with the sole exception of Apple Watch 42 mm Space Black Stainless Steel with Space Black Link Bracelet, will ship to customers within two weeks. At that time, we’ll also begin selling some models in our Apple Retail Stores.

This suggests retail store sales will begin around 18th June … 

Apple has also announced that the Watch will go on sale in seven more countries from 26th June...

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05:41
Apple's first-ever Japanese yen bond raises $2...

In a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday, Apple revealed that it has raised 250 billion yen through its first-ever Japanese bond offering, which is the equivalent of $2 billion U.S.

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05:37
Apple Watch coming to retail stores, 7 more...

The Apple Watch will be available to purchase in retail stores on June 26, Apple announced Thursday, the same day that availability will expand to Italy, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland and Taiwan.

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05:32
Apple, Samsung tied for highest smartphone customer...

When it comes to smartphones, Apple and Samsung are in a neck-and-neck race for the overall customer satisfaction crown, though the South Korean giant has leapt ahead of Apple and the iPhone with its jumbo-sized Galaxy Note series.

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02:36
Jawbone UP fitness bands to return to Apple Store in...

After expunging most Jawbone fitness trackers -- along with other health-related wearables -- from its retail stores, Apple will soon carry stock of the firm's latest UP2 and UP3 gadgets.

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Wednesday June 3

23:15
HTC's new pixel-density champ is the One ME

Oh, HTC, we're starting to lose track of all your tempting Asia-only models. The Taiwanese company has just revealed the One ME, which is basically an M9+ with less metal and no Duo camera (as rumored). We understand if you're having trouble keeping ...

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21:34
A horrible new PayPal policy opts you into getting...

The Washington Post:

PayPal users, this is for you.

The payments company is rolling out an update to its user agreement that threatens to bombard you with “autodialed or prerecorded calls and text messages” — and worse, by agreeing to the updated terms, you’re immediately opted in.

PayPal can even reach you at phone numbers that you didn’t provide. Through undisclosed means, PayPal says it has the right to contact you on numbers “we have otherwise obtained.”

I don’t get how these companies continue to add clauses like this. There are far too many geeks out there reading the EULAs and taking them apart word for word for companies like PayPal to get away with such egregious abuses of the information they gather on us.

...

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16:51
Deals: Apple's 12" MacBooks finally in...

While Apple still lists 3-5 week wait times for its new 12" MacBooks, one Apple authorized reseller now has stock of 9 different configurations that are ready to ship within one day, plus the lowest prices anywhere on all 2015 MacBook Pros.

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16:38
D-EYE eye-scanning iPhone accessory lets medical...

D-EYE, an Italian company working to deploy affordable medical systems for mass health screenings, on Wednesday announced its eponymous iPhone-based retinal imaging accessory is now shipping.

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16:00
AWT News Update: June 3, 2015

Picture tweeted by Cleveland Indians. It's a ransom note to Brandon Moss!

Updates and a ransom note. That's what you'll find on the AWT News Update today:

  • Skype gets a bug fix
  • Fantastical 2 has an Apple Watch companion that's pretty cool
  • Google Drive iOS app gets a clean new look and some new features
  • Showtime will have a streaming subscription program available soon
  • The Cleveland Indians bullpen issues a ransom note asking infielder Brandon Moss for a pile of Apple gear

The text version of this podcast can be found below

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I’m Steve Sande from Apple World Today, and this is the AWT News Update for June 3, 2015.

Use Skype on a regular basis? Hopefully you didn’t get hit by a recent bug...

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15:08
Fallout 4 Trailer Lets Waiting Fans Exhale


The last second has since ticked off the countdown timer on the teaser site, and Fallout 4's official website has gone live. Fallout 4's confirmation on Wednesday may have invoked more feelings of relief than surprise. Even before the teaser site went up, gamers looking for another loot-and-shoot role-playing game have been demanding a followup to 2010's Fallout: New Vegas. Publisher Bethesda Softworks warmed Fallout 4's new home page with a shiny new teaser trailer, just over three minutes long.

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15:02
Google Drive for iOS updated to 4.0, adds new...

Google Drive for iOS has just been updated and it’s added some nifty new features.

The app now features a Material Design user interface to bring it in like with Google’s other apps. A new swipe feature can be used to go back a level in the app and other new features include faster syncing, faster image viewing and improved scrolling performance.

Google Drive for iOS 4.0 is available for free and requires iOS 7.0 or later to install and run.

If you’ve tried the Google Drive for iOS 4.0 and have any feedback to offer, let us know in the comments.

Via the...

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15:02
Wu-Tang’s RZA talks new Boombotix gig, plans to woo...

Legendary hip-hop producer Robert Diggs, a.k.a The Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA, is joining Boombotix as a creative director of sorts and working with the company to release a new collection of portable speakers that come with exclusive content from various artists.

We got the chance to ask RZA some questions about the new partnership and feel out his plans for using the speakers with embedded music releases as a platform beyond just selling speakers.

The idea comes from a collaboration between the musician and Boombotix back in 2014 that saw Wu-Tang Clan’s “A Better Tomorrow” album bundled with the...

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15:00
AWT Review: BrydgeAir Aluminum Keyboard for iPad Air...

BrydgeAir Keyboard for iPad Air/Air 2. Photo ©2015, Steven Sande, All Rights Reserved

As you may recall from my days at TUAW and here at Apple World Today, I’ve reviewed a ton of keyboard cases, keyboard folios, and wireless keyboards made for use with the iPad. Today I’m looking at the BrydgeAir from Brydge Keyboards. It’s a $169 ($189 for gold finish) wireless keyboard for the iPad Air and iPad Air 2 that is decidedly different than some of the other keyboard covers and cases I’ve reviewed in the past.

Specifications

  • Material: Aluminum

  • Weight: 1.15 pounds (520g)

  • Battery life: 3 months

Design

The BrydgeAir is one of the most solid iPad keyboards I’ve had the pleasure to try. Machined out of a piece of aluminum, the keyboard has some heft, but it feels good. It’s held onto your iPad...

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14:24
Roundtable: What we want to see at Apple’s WWDC...

We’ve already run down much of what can be expected from iOS 9, OS X 10.11 and Apple Music at the 2015 Worldwide Developers Conference, and now it’s time to run down what 9to5Mac’s editors want to see at the conference. You can find our hopes below, and stay tuned for our comprehensive roundup of what to expect at WWDC.

Seth Weintraub

Big Media Changes:

Unlike most WWDCs, 2015 seems to be at a point where Apple is squaring up a lot of big...

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14:00
Daily Deals for June 3, 2015, featuring Prizmo -...

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

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13:59
Auto Grade Linux Steers Closer to an In-Car...


Automotive Grade Linux on Monday announced the industry's first open in-vehicle infotainment, or IVI, software specification requirements. The release of AGL Requirements Specification 1.0 is a major milestone. It moves the auto industry toward adoption of a de facto platform that uses open source development methodologies to create a safe and reliable connected-car experience. It allows OEMs and suppliers to identify gaps between the specification and code, and to provide input directly to the developer community.

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13:45
Updated Apple TV hardware not coming to WWDC 2015,...

Despite widespread rumors pointing to the contrary, a new Apple TV set-top will not premiere at next week's Worldwide Developers Conference, a report said on Wednesday.

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13:26
Apple pulls planned Apple TV hardware revamp...

Apple has decided to pull its planned WWDC new Apple TV hardware announcement, according to a new claim. Apple planned to debut the new box at the June 8th kickoff keynote before making the decision to scrap the hardware and SDK introduction in mid-May, according to the new report:

The company planned as recently as mid-May to use the event to spotlight new Apple TV hardware, along with an improved remote control and a tool kit for developers to make apps for the entertainment device. But those plans were postponed partly because the product was not ready for prime time, according to two people briefed on the...

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13:21
Tidal gets Mac beta software, Google Drive for iOS...

Music service Tidal on Wednesday announced beta Mac and Windows clients, as well as discounted student tiers, while Google updated the iOS version of Drive with Material Design and other improvements.

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12:58
Podcast: Unpacking Google I/O and making WWDC...

Google I/O and Apple’s WWDC are uncomfortably close this year, and as Google previewed the next iteration of Android, it was impossible to not mentally compare each feature to what Apple does—or ought to do. With I/O in the bag, we welcome Greenbot’s Android-obsessed staff writer, Florence Ion, to the Macworld podcast to talk about what Google is up to, what Apple should copy, and why Google Cardboard makes us queasy. (Turns out, virtual reality may be tougher on women than men.)

Elsewhere, Thunderbolt 3 looks awfully familiar, HomeKit is finally launching, Apple’s streaming service probably isn’t just yet, and a mystery person could nab $100,000 for recycling some old junk that turned out to be a rare Apple I. Good times.

To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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12:45
Google announces Street View iOS app, plans to merge...

Google on Wednesday announced plans to launch a new app, Street View, which will let anyone submit a photo sphere to Maps, including ones captured via compatible 360-degree cameras.

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12:41
Pebble blames Apple for delayed iOS Pebble Time app...


Image via Martin B. on Twitter

Despite its official release at the end of May, Pebble’s new Pebble Time watch is not yet fully functional for iPhone users, as its required iOS synchronization app is not yet available in the App Store. The Pebble Time Watch application allows users to set up the Pebble Time wearable, install new applications, watch faces, and software updates, but backers who have received the hardware have taken to social media to complain that there’s no iPhone app to use with it. Android users are unaffected as their version of the app is available...

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12:20
Twitter for iPad adds group Direct Messaging +...

New today on our iPad app: now you can message groups, view more of your message history and share Tweets privately. http://t.co/0Jw0eAJ0uy
Twitter (@twitter) June 03, 2015

Twitter today updated the iPad version of its app to match the iPhone app’s messaging functionality. The update brings the ability for iPad users to natively participate in group direct messaging sessions (for better or for worse), see more messaging history, and privately share links via Direct Messages with a quick share control.

...

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12:13
Doppler Labs Kickstarts 'Bionic Ear'


Doppler Labs, known for making state-of-the-art ear plugs, on Tuesday launched a Kickstarter campaign for the Here Active Listening system, which takes noise-canceling technology to a new level. Unlike typical noise-canceling headphones, Here's Bluetooth earbuds allow a listener to customize ambient sound, not just block it out. Paired with a smartphone app, Here can be used to control the volume of sounds around a listener, mix those sounds with slider controls, and even apply sound effects to them.

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12:13
Tim Cook takes shots at Google, NSA during speech on...

Tim Cook believes Apple has a moral obligation to protect its users’ privacy, and he’ll got to any lengths to let you know it—even if it means taking shots at fellow Silicon Valley power players like Google, Facebook, and Yahoo.

“Like many of you, we at Apple reject the idea that our customers should have to make tradeoffs between privacy and security. We can, and we must provide both in equal measure. We believe that people have a fundamental right to privacy. The American people demand it, the Constitution demands it, morality demands it,” Cook said during his speech at the EPIC civil liberties event in Washington, D.C. this week, was he was the first business leader ever to be honored

To...

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12:07
Happy Hour Podcast 017 | WWDC expectations and...

Google I/O is behind us and brought along interesting integration for iOS users, but now WWDC 2015 is right around the corner. This week we’ll discuss some upcoming announcements and expectations including a native Apple Watch SDK and how Apple plans to take on Google Now in iOS 9. There’s also a new bug feature that made some important changes to the heart rate sensor on Apple Watch. The Happy Hour podcast is available for download on iTunes and through our dedicated RSS feed…

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

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11:45
Apple Recalls Beats Pill XL Speakers As Fire Risk

An anonymous reader writes: Apple has released a voluntary recall announcement for the Beats Pill XL range of speakers, advising customers that the rechargeable device is a fire risk, and advising them to stop using the devices immediately. Apple bought the manufacturers out in 2014 after the successful release of the XL speaker range in November 2013. The announcement reads in part: "Because customer safety is the company’s top priority, Apple is asking customers to stop using their Beats Pill XL speakers. Customers who purchased a Beats Pill XL speaker should visit www.apple.com/support/beats-pillxl-recall for details about how to return their product to Apple, and how to receive an Apple Store credit or electronic payment of $325."

...

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11:35
New exploit leaves most Macs vulnerable to permanent...

Ars Technica:

Macs older than a year are vulnerable to exploits that remotely overwrite the firmware that boots up the machine, a feat that allows attackers to control vulnerable devices from the very first instruction.

The attack, according to a blog post published Friday by well-known OS X security researcher Pedro Vilaca, affects Macs shipped prior to the middle of 2014.

The new attack doesn’t require even brief physical access as Thunderstrike did. That means attackers half-way around the world may remotely exploit it. While the attack isn’t likely to be exploited on a mass scale, it’s also not hard for people with above-average skill to carry it out.

I’ve been chatting with my favorite security expert on Twitter about this and he says, “It looks pretty serious. Not panic level, but I hope Apple patches...

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11:27
What to expect from Apple's WWDC 2015 keynote:...

Apple is gearing up for its annual Worldwide Developers Conference, set to kick off with a keynote presentation next Monday where the company is expected to announce a number of new products, including the next generations of its iOS and OS X platforms, as well as an all-new Apple TV set-top box.

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11:22
Stream Showtime across Apple devices

Showtime:

You will be able to watch wherever and whenever you want through the SHOWTIME app on your Apple TV®, iPad® and iPhone®, plus on your computer.

You’ll be able to stream current and classic SHOWTIME Original Series, hit movies, live sports, exclusive documentaries and comedy specials. Watch when they first premiere or catch up on old favorites – always commercial free!

All of these services are great news for cord cutters but they are going to add up to spending real money real quick.

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11:15
The Week in iOS Accessories: LEAF is a different...

A different kind of wearable

This week’s roundup includes the LEAF—not another watch or wristbound “wearable” device. It’s a necklace that still transmits vital information. Plus: Mounts, cables, amplifiers, and more.

Bellabeat

The $119 LEAF is a different kind of “wearable”—it’s a necklace, but it does many of the same jobs as the wrist-bound wearables, transmitting information about sleep activity and stress levels back to your phone to help you manage your life and achieve your best you.

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11:01
Can the Swiss watchmaker survive the digital age?

New York Times:

Last fall, however, Koeslag set off on a very different, decidedly 21st-century project: a smartwatch. In response to Apple’s plans to introduce a high-tech watch this year, the chief executive of Frédérique Constant, Peter Stas, decided the company would produce its own. It would not be a minicomputer with a screen, like Apple’s. Instead, it would combine the functions of a Fitbit, a device that tracks physical activity, with a traditional Swiss timepiece, a $1,200 entry-level Frédérique Constant watch. A Silicon Valley company would produce the tiny sensors that count steps and measure sleep cycles, and this information would be transmitted to a phone through a Bluetooth connection. The phone would also control the watch — resetting its hands in different time zones, for example. From the outside, the watch wouldn’t look “smart” at all, but it would be packed with electronics. Koeslag’s job was to bring to life this chimera of Swiss engineering and Silicon...

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09:43
Skype fixes instant-crash messaging bug, Fantastical...

Skype on Wednesday fixed a bug causing its apps to crash with a single message, while Flexibits released a new version of Fantastical 2 for the iPhone, adding an Apple Watch app.

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09:36
Google Drive updated with Material Design on iOS


Google has updated its Google Drive app for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch with its new Material Design aesthetic. The new interface is noticeably cleaner and flatter. Google says that the update also brings faster performance and scrolling. Google updated its main app with Material Design last winter and its Play Music app earlier this year.

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09:06
Apple Watch tips: Use Force Touch to start new...

To cope with Apple Watch's relatively small screen size, Apple introduced a hardware feature called Force Touch that invokes app and UI commands with a firm press of the screen. Being hidden by design, these contextual menu options provide deep app control without cluttering the watch face, but can easily be overlooked.

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09:02
Marvelous Mac apps

Product Hunt:

Useful Mac apps you probably aren’t using (but should).

I get the Product Hunt newsletter every day and they often have some really interesting bits. Today’s list of Mac apps are of some I use – Duet, Bartender, Spectacle – but several I’d never heard of but installed immediately because they sound so cool/useful.

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08:37
CBS bringing standalone, cable-free Showtime...

Just three months after HBO Now bowed on Apple TV, CBS is said to be in the final stage of preparations to launch a similar offering for Showtime, the broadcast network's HBO competitor, on Apple's set-top streamer.

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08:36
Beats Pill XL Speaker Recall Program

Apple:

Apple has determined that, in rare cases, the battery in the Beats Pill XL Speaker may overheat and pose a fire safety risk. This product has been sold worldwide since January 2014 by Beats, Apple, and other retailers.

Product returns will only be processed via the web for this program.

I blame Dr Dre.

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08:29
HomeKit guide shows how Apple TV will be used as a...

With more news about Apple's HomeKit home automation framework expected to be announced at next week's Worldwide Developer Conference, it's not surprising that the company has published a new support page detailing how the Apple TV can be used as a remote access hub for controlling HomeKit accessories.

The support page notes that HomeKit can be used with any "Works with Apple HomeKit" accessories in a home, including lights, locks, thermostats and smart plugs. Interestingly, Apple does not appear to be releasing a "one app to rule it all" for HomeKit accessory control, rather telling consumers to "go to the App Store and download the app for your HomeKit-enabled accessory." 

There's a simple pairing process that is used to pair the accessory and the iOS device, which each HomeKit accessory being equipped with a 7-digit code. Opening the app for the accessory and entering the code results in pairing...

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08:18
Shipping times for 38MM Apple Watches improve to 5-7...
08:15
Warning: Your Beats Pill XL speaker may pose a fire...

DO not swallow this pill...

You know those Beats Pill XL speakers (an Apple product now...) that look like a multivitamin for a Lord of the Rings cave troll? Apple's advising customers to stop using those speakers and will issue a $325 refund to those who return the device to the company.

There's apparently a possibility -- albeit quite rare -- that the battery in the speakers may overheat and cause a fire safety risk. The company says:

“Because customer safety is the company’s top priority, Apple is asking customers to stop using their Beats Pill XL speakers. Customers who purchased a Beats Pill XL speaker should visit www.apple.com/support/beats-pillxl-recall for details about how to return their...

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08:02
Got a Beats Pill XL speaker? Apple recall will get...

If you’ve bought a Beats Pill XL speaker in the last 18 months, you can now send it back to Apple for a paycheck as part of a safety recall.

Apple is making the voluntary recall due to an issue with the Beats Pill XL’s built-in battery, which can overheat and pose a fire safety risk in rare cases. “Because customer safety is the company’s top priority, Apple is asking customers to stop using their Beats Pill XL speakers,” a statement on Apple’s website says. Owners will get a free return shipping package, as no in-store returns will be accepted.

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07:59
Apple issues recall for Beats Pill XL speaker, cites...

This isn’t the most auspicious beginning to Apple’s partnership with Beats.

Also, if you bought a Beats Pill XL speaker at an Apple store, there’s a chance it could catch fire.

Apple has issued a rare recall notice on the Beats Pill XL portable Bluetooth speaker sold in Apple Stores and various other retailers. The voluntary recall cites a situation in which the battery can overheat and become a fire hazard. Apple purchased Beats Electronics and Beats Music for some US$3 billion in 2014. The current Beats Pill XL hardware has remained the same since Apple purchased the speaker company.

The press release of the recall goes as follows:...

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07:39
Recently published support guide shows how Apple TV...

Apple has found a new use for the Apple TV: Controlling every HomeKit-based device in your home.

A recently published support page explains how to set up and use HomeKit and how the Apple TV is used as a hub for remotely controlling HomeKit accessories while on the go.

The guide explains how HomeKit will work with any iOS device running iOS 8.1 or later, how to pair an accessory and how to find and enter a seven-digit setup code and enter it into the gear maker’s custom iOS app. Some apps should allow accessories to be grouped together into homes, rooms, or scenes.

From there, a person can use both apps and Siri commands to...

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07:34
External Link: Apple Recalls Beats Pill XL Speakers

Apple has issued a recall for the Beats Pill XL speaker, due to an issue that could cause the battery to overheat and cause a fire. Customers can return their speakers to Apple for a $325 refund. Note that the Beats Pill XL was introduced in 2013, while Apple didn’t acquire Beats until 2014.

 

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07:21
Apple recalls Beats Pill XL speaker due to fire...

Apple on Wednesday announced a voluntary recall of its Beats Pill XL speaker, warning that in some cases the battery in the speaker can overheat and cause a risk of fire.

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07:14
Fantastical 2 for Apple Watch is here, along with...

Fantastical 2 for Apple Watch and updates to the Mac and iPhone versions. For me, Xmas in June.

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06:45
Tim Cook discusses customers' right to privacy

Speaking to the Electronic Privacy Information Center's Champions of Freedom event on Monday, Tim Cook voiced Apple's opposition to mining customer data:

"Like many of you, we at Apple reject the idea that our customers should have to make tradeoffs between privacy and security. We can, and we must provide both in equal measure. We believe that people have a fundamental right to privacy. The American people demands it, the Constitution demands it, morality demands it.

Cook also took the opportunity to question the true purpose of Google's free to use Google Photos service, saying, "You might like these so-called free services, but we don't think they're worth having your email, your search history and now even your family photos data mined and sold off for God knows what advertising purpose."

These comments are in line with...

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06:44
Apple revamps App Store Games section

These changes started rolling out a few weeks ago. Step in the right direction.

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06:10
Apple HomeKit guide details setup and use, remote...

A new support page published to Apple's website details how to setup and use HomeKit, and explains how the Apple TV is used as a hub for remotely controlling HomeKit accessories while on the go.

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05:26
Job listing reveals Apple Maps will become available...

While Apple Maps is currently restricted to dedicated apps on iOS and OS X, that will change, as a new job listing from Apple reveals the company plans to make its mapping service available cross-platform on the Web.

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04:51
HomeKit documented officially by Apple, as Apple TV...


A new Apple support document for HomeKit has now officially confirmed our earlier report that the Apple TV would serve as a hub for HomeKit devices. The document confirms an Apple TV is needed if you want to control HomeKit accessories while away from home.

If you have an Apple TV (3rd generation or later) with software version 7.0 or later, you can control your HomeKit-enabled accessories when you’re away from home using your iOS device.

Sign in with the same Apple ID on your iOS device and Apple TV, and you’ll be able to use Siri commands...

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04:18
Text-string bug causes iOS, Android & Windows...

Following last week’s discovery that receiving an obscure text string could cause the iOS Messages app to crash, a similar bug has been discovered in the Skype app on iOS, Android and Windows devices. On all these devices, chat history is loaded when the app re-opens, causing it to immediately crash again.

The text string in this case is less obscure: http://: – in other words, the first part of an URL, on its own … 

Interestingly, for an app owned by Microsoft, while Windows is vulnerable, OS X is not.

At this stage, there appears to be no way to escape from the...

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03:30
10 gotta-know calendar tips for iOS

The sparse, ultra-simplified Calendar app for iOS is so simple, you may find yourself scratching your head when it comes to performing the most basic of tasks—like, you know, checking which appointments you have on a given day.

Indeed, sharing a calendar with a friend can be something of a puzzle until you know which tiny, nondescript button to tap—same goes for seeing the entire week at a glance, viewing a list of all your upcoming events, or changing the color of a specific calendar.

Read on for ten tips that’ll help you get your bearings with Calendar, as well as a few advanced pointers on setting default alert times, dealing with time-zone changes, syncing a non-iCloud calendar, and more.

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Tuesday June 2

23:20
Tim Cook: "Weakening Encryption Or Taking It...

Patrick O'Neill writes: Over the last year, Apple CEO Tim Cook has repeatedly made headlines as a spearpoint in the new crypto wars. As FBI director James Comey pushes for legally mandated backdoors on encryption, Cook has added default strong encryption to Apple devices and vocally resisted Comey's campaign. Echoing warnings from technical experts across the world, Cook said that adding encryption backdoors for law enforcement would weaken the security of all devices and "is incredibly dangerous," he said last night at the Electronic Privacy Information Center awards dinner. "So let me be crystal clear: Weakening encryption or taking it away harms good people who are using it for the right reason."


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21:50
Apple’s Tim Cook delivers blistering speech on...

Techcrunch:

“I’m speaking to you from Silicon Valley, where some of the most prominent and successful companies have built their businesses by lulling their customers into complacency about their personal information,” said Cook. “They’re gobbling up everything they can learn about you and trying to monetize it. We think that’s wrong. And it’s not the kind of company that Apple wants to be.”

Cook went on to state, as he has before when talking about products like Apple Pay, that Apple ‘doesn’t want your data.’

“We don’t think you should ever have to trade it for a service you think is free but actually comes at a very high cost. This is especially true now that we’re storing data about our health, our finances and our homes on our devices,” Cook went on, getting even more explicit when talking about user privacy.

I love that Cook continues to bang this drum.

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17:13
Today in the App Store -- Spark email, Guardian Saga...

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 Guardian Saga; the new Spark - fast and smart email for your iPhone; and an update to Stat. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can.

iOS Apps Now Free

Tactica [$0.99 → Free] Tactica is a game that requires strategy, tactical finesse and planning and enables you to utilize a 100 percent controllable 3D camera, play online against any iPhone owner worldwide, your friends or a highly sophisticated artificial intelligence.

Final Fury Pro [$0.99 → Free] Real 3D Battles! Tones of awesome features! Play Final Fury in Single Player Mode or crush Aliens with your friends in CO-OP...

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16:59
AT&T exec sees end of phone subsidies on horizon

President and CEO of AT&T Mobile and Business Solutions Ralph de la Vega said Tuesday that phone subsidies will soon vanish as customers move away from two-year commitments in favor of new financing plans.

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16:59
Thunderbolt's future on the Mac could be saved...

Just when you thought Thunderbolt was dead, it comes back to life like a horror-movie monster. On Tuesday Intel announced Thunderbolt 3, offering more bandwidth, trademark Thunderbolt versatility, and a page from the old Thunderbolt playbook–plug compatibility with an existing connector.

The result: On Monday, I was dubious about Thunderbolt’s future as an offered port on all but Apple’s highest-end Macs. Today, I’m guardedly optimistic that Thunderbolt 3 will be the main (if not only) connector on the Mac line in the near future.

Yes, it’s much faster

As Gordon Mah Ung reported earlier on Macworld, Thunderbolt 3 doubles the bandwidth of Thunderbolt 2, to 40Gbps–the original Thunderbolt only supported 10Gbps of bandwidth.

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16:00
The Week in Mac Apps: Forecast Bar brings hyperlocal...

Forecast Bar brings hyperlocal weather to your menu

In this week’s roundup of new Mac apps, you’ll find tools for making your own business cards, tracking your utilities, turning your photos into art, and making sure you never accidentally walk into a thunderstorm ever again.

Art in Black and White 1.0

As its name suggests, developer Alexandre Amato’s $10 Art in Black & White turns your pictures into monochromatic objects of art at the click of a mouse.

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15:45
Scrappy Hound Stalks Siri and Cortana


SoundHound on Tuesday launched a private beta of Hound -- a personal assistant similar to Siri, Google Now and Cortana -- and began fielding requests for invites. SoundHound built its music ID service on voice and pattern recognition technologies. In developing Hound, SoundHound has retrofitted that technology's framework with what it calls its "Speech-to-Meaning" engine. The Speech-to-Meaning engine empowers Hound to understand complex requests from users much better than rival software, according to SoundHound.

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15:30
AWT News Update: June 2, 2015

A slow news day, but still enough for almost five minutes of Apple news straight to your ears:

  • Apple confirms that it will be livestreaming the WWDC 2015 Keynote, and Apple World Today confirms that it will be doing a Google Hangout during the event
  • Wunderlist developer 6Wunderkinder is acquired by none other than Microsoft
  • Apple has a new series of short ads highlighting the capabilities of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus camera
  • Remember Liquidmetal? Apple won a patent on a new manufacturing technique that uses bulk metallic glasses

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15:17
Apple's Cook speaks out against public, private...

At the Electronic Privacy Information Center's Champions of Freedom event on Monday, Apple CEO Tim Cook delivered an impassioned speech about public and private sector data collection, emphasizing consumers need data privacy, strong security and the right to encryption.

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15:02
Tim Cook talks privacy & encryption, criticizes...

While speaking at the Electronic Privacy Information Center’s (EPIC) Champions of Freedom Awards Dinner yesterday night, Apple CEO Tim Cook gave a speech during which he addressed the ongoing issues that surround privacy in the technology space. Cook, who was not physically in Washington D.C. for the event but rather spoke remotely, commented on both the steps Apple takes at ensuring customer privacy and how other companies are failing at the same task (via TechCrunch).

Cook first pointed out that there is no reason users should have to make tradeoffs between privacy and security and that it is Apple’s job to provide both in equal measure. He also took stabs at other “...

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14:52
If your Xsan volume does not start after enabling...

Learn what to do if you see an Xsan-related panic in your server logs that mentions an Inode version mismatch.

Read more: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204345

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14:38
Senate passes USA Freedom Act, restores some NSA...

The U.S. Senate on Tuesday passed the U.S.A. Freedom Act, a bill which restores certain surveillance powers to the National Security Agency while curtailing some of its greater excesses.

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14:22
[Sponsor] How We Built the #2 Most Popular Mobile...

Our mission was to build mobile analytics that you didn’t need to analyze. Just nine months ago, we launched Answers. Since then, we’ve went from zero to being trusted by Spotify, Tinder, and many other top iOS apps — and just recently being named the #2 most implemented mobile analytics tool.

For those of you who are founders of your app’s business, we wanted to tell you the inside story behind Answers, giving you a behind-the-scenes look at how we grew Answers from nothing to being one of the top players in the analytics space. All in just a few months.

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13:50
How-To: Build a $150-$300 iTunes video + music...

In May 2005, iTunes evolved from a music player into a video library manager, paving the way for video iPods (October 2005), Apple TV (March 2007), and AirPlay video streaming (September 2010). Since then, iTunes libraries have become bigger and more central in homes, as users now stream content stored in iTunes to Apple TVs, iPads, iPhones...

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