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Thursday May 5

12:54
Early Apple Watch adopters were mostly men, but...

At launch, the overwhelming majority of Apple Watch buyers were men. But in the year since it debuted, women have begun to close the gap and embrace Apple's new wearable platform, new research shows.

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12:47
Latest Tim Cook charity auction raises $515,000 for...

It’s time to dine with Tim Cook at Apple’s HQ in Cupertino. One lucky (and generous) bidder has won Charitybuzz’s fundraiser campaign to have lunch with the Apple CEO at 1 Infinite Loop, plus attend a future Apple event during the next 12 months. Apple’s Campus 2 opens early next year, so it’s possible the winner could wait to visit Apple’s new location before the offer expires.

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12:12
Skin tracking is the latest zany attempt to solve...

Forget digital crowns and rotating bezels; researchers at Carnegie Mellon University are positing that the future of smartwatch control is on your skin.

The so-called SkinTrack involves a ring that emits a high-frequency signal and a wristband packed with electrodes. As the ring’s signal propagates through the body, SkinTrack measures the phase difference between electrodes on either end of the band to figure out the location of fingers on the skin. This in turn transforms the wearer’s wrist into a 2D trackpad for a smartwatch screen.

In a demo on YouTube, the wearer is able to scroll through music tracks, tap on their hand’s invisible phone dialer, draw letters, and even play a game of Angry Birds. The researchers note that the system works with clothing over the wrist, and can even pick up movements just above the skin.

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12:01
Apple & SAP announce partnership on iOS SDK,...

Apple and enterprise software firm SAP on Thursday announced a partnership that will see the creation of a new SDK, allowing the latter company's clients and developers to produce iOS apps exploiting the SAP HANA Cloud Platform.

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11:58
Apple and SAP partner on new iOS apps, software...

Apple and SAP, which specializes in enterprise application software, have announced a partnership to “revolutionize the mobile work experience for enterprise customers of all sizes” by combining native apps for the iPhone and iPad with the capabilities of the SAP HANA platform. 

This joint effort will also deliver a new iOS software development kit (SDK) and training academy so that developers, partners and customers can build native iOS apps tailored to their business needs.

“This partnership will transform how iPhone and iPad are used in enterprise by bringing together the innovation and security of iOS with SAP’s deep expertise in business software,” said Apple CEO Tim Cook win a press announcement. “As the leader in enterprise software and with 76% of business transactions touching an SAP system, SAP is the ideal partner to help us truly transform how businesses around the world are run on iPhone and iPad. Through...

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11:42
Apple announces new enterprise-focused SAP...

Apple has announced a new enterprise-focused partnership with SAP that it hopes will boost iPhone and iPad usage in the workplace. The Apple and SAP partnership follows an ongoing effort between Apple and IBM to create specific iOS apps for various industries and deploy iOS technology in the field. Apple’s latest effort will include an SDK, or software developer kit, in partnership with SAP that will let developers create business-specific apps plus offer resources for learning how to utilize iOS technology.

“This partnership will transform how iPhone and iPad are used in enterprise by bringing together the innovation and security of iOS with SAP’s deep expertise in business software,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO.

Apple previously...

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11:10
Cupertino's Mayor: Apple 'Abuses Us'...

An anonymous reader shares a report on The Guardian: Apple pays a 2.3% effective tax rate on its $181bn in cash held offshore, according to Citizens for Tax Justice, a not-for-profit research group focusing on tax policy. Citizens for Tax Justice estimates that Apple would owe $59.2bn in U.S. taxes if the money weren't funneled into offshore shell accounts. Criticism over the company's offshore tax schemes has become more pointed in recent months, both locally in Cupertino and from Apple's own staff. At a recent Cupertino city council meeting, some residents protested about a lack of funding for public projects, Barry Chang, Mayor of Cupertino said: "They ball up the paper and throw it, and they say 'You're making all the wrong decisions'," Chang said. "In the meantime, Apple is not willing to pay a dime. They're making profit, and they should share the responsibility for our city, but they won't. They abuse us."

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10:24
Cupertino mayor accuses Apple, responsible for...

The city of Cupertino, Calif. -- which is economically dependent on Apple -- is reportedly embroiled in a conflict over how it should fund the transport infrastructure needed to deal with congestion created by the company, as well as other businesses in the area.

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10:18
Why passwords fail end users

At the 2016 Interop show, Network World got a quick demo of Keeper Security's password management and vault app. The company's CEO, Darren Guccione, also explained why most password methods fail end users, and whether biometrics (beyond the fingerprint) will ever catch on as an authentication method.

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10:15
Microsoft Challenges Oracle With SQL Server 2016


Microsoft this week announced that SQL Server 2016 will be generally available June 1. It will deliver an end-to-end data management and business analytics solution with mission-critical intelligence, according to the company. Built into the software are end-to-end mobile business intelligence on any device, in-database advanced analytics, in-memory capabilities optimized for all workloads, and a consistent experience from on-premises to the cloud, Microsoft said.

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10:02
Methods hackers use to attack DNS

At 2016 Interop, Cloudmark Engineering Director Angela Knox talks with Network World about several different ways that hackers go after DNS as part of other malicious attacks. Knox explains the methods for DNS ID hacking, spoofing, cache poisoning, exfiltration/tunneling, and DNS amplification.

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09:44
Microsoft stays true to its word, will end free...

In what could be described as a somewhat surprising move given the company's proclivity for indecision, Microsoft on Thursday announced that it would stick to the plan it announced last year and begin charging for Windows upgrades this summer.

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09:39
How-To: Hide the menu bar in OS X [Video]

If you’re running OS X El Capitan, it’s possible to hide the menu bar on your primary display. Hiding the menu bar works very much like a hidden Dock in OS X, in that when you move your cursor to the edge of the screen, the menu bar reappears from its hidden state. In this post we’ll show you how to hide your menu bar, and why you might consider doing so. more…

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How-To
, Mac Tagged: how to, Mac, Menu Bar, Tips and Tricks, video ...

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09:36
Ethernet's future goes fast and slow

At the 2016 Interop show, David Chalupsky from the Ethernet Alliance chats with Network World about its six new data rates and 2016 Ethernet Roadmap. Chalupsky also explains why the networking standard is not only getting faster, but slower for some particular applications and use cases.

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09:30
9to5Toys Last Call: 11″ MacBook Air $700, 23″ Lenovo...

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09:26
SoundShare bridges Apple Music + Spotify sharing...

SoundShare has released a major update to their iOS app today that looks to bridge the divide between multiple music streaming services. By combining multiple music streaming services (Spotify, Deezer, and Apple Music), SoundShare creates a social network that takes out any hassles in sharing and discovering music. Even users who may not be using any premium streaming services can take advantage of the app. Thanks to iOS 9.3’s Apple Music API, apps like SoundShare can exist to create a better overall music discovery experience.

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09:15
The Apple of your eye: IBM, Bausch + Lomb team up...

Image via IBM

Cataracts affect a lot of people -- more than 22 million Americans now, and the number is expected to rise to 30 million by 2020. The condition causes cloudiness in the lens of an eye that can lead to blindness if untreated, and it affects almost 70 percent of people by age 75. Cataract surgery replaces the cloudy lens with a flexible artificial lens. Today IBM and Bausch + Lomb announced a plan to start pilot testing of an iOS cataract surgery app in late 2016.

The collaboration is part of IBM's MobileFirst for iOS team run by IBM Global Business Services. IBM will design and develop the custom app for Bausch + Lomb, while the latter firm plans to optimize the app to collect data so that the app applies machine-based learning and predictive analytics, delivering real-time information to surgeons. 

The workflow enabled by the app will replace present-day paper-...

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09:06
Apple to take Chinese iPhone trademark fight to...

Apple will continue challenging a recent ruling on the use of the "iPhone" trademark in China, taking the case to the country's Supreme People's Court, the company said in a Thursday press statement.

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09:00
Securifi’s Almond 3 connected-home router is now...

Securifi announced today that its latest connected-home, mesh-network router, the Almond 3 is now available for pre-order at a $30 discount from its final retail price of $150 (your can pre-order at Amazon). First shown at CES 2016 in January, the company expects to ship the router sometime in June.

In addition to being an 802.11ac Wi-Fi router, the Almond 3 is outfitted with a ZigBee radio and will be able to function as a connected-home hub. If your smart lighting, door locks, motion sensors, and other devices operate on some other protocol, Securifi offers a $20 Z-Wave USB dongle; the company expects to offer a Bluetooth dongle sometime in Q4. What’s more, the new router can also operate in conjunction with Amazon’s Alexa digital voice assistant (you’ll also need to have an Amazon Echo, Dot, or Tap). Effective today, this last feature has also been added to two of Securifi’s earlier routers,...

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08:59
App Store search is failing more than usual with...

Apple is reportedly experimenting with ways to improve its Mac and iOS App Stores, but right now the company has bigger problems. On Thursday morning, App Store search wasn’t functioning at all.

This doesn’t seem right...

Users on Twitter and Reddit were the first to spot that App Store search was broken. Search isn’t all that functional at its best, but now search results for super-popular apps turn up completely wrong results. As of this writing, a search for Rex, which is an Apple Editor’s Pick in the iOS App Store Featured tab, turns up dinosaur-themed apps, but no Rex. A search for Uber results in other ride-hailing apps, like Easy Taxi and Hailo, but no Uber. Basically, the App Store is taking its normally bad behavior to the next level.

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08:42
'Dangerous Golf' swaps fairways for chaos...

If you think golf sims are too gentile, Dangerous Golf trades hushed tones and sedate play for exploding golf balls and wanton destruction. The title is the debut from Three Fields Entertainment, a new company from the co-founders of Burnout develope...

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08:35
Netflix adds ‘cellular data controls’ to limit video...

Netflix is today introducing a new way for users of its mobile apps to adjust the quality of video streams based on data usage. The new “cellular data controls” in the mobile apps include Low, Medium, or High settings.

more…

Filed under: Apps Tagged: 3D Touch, App Store, cellular data controls, Data usage, iOS, Netflix,...

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08:30
'Apple Stole My Music. No, Seriously'

Vellum's James has written about his ordeal with Apple Music which many people can relate to. Apple Music, the Cupertino-based giant's online music streaming service, deleted 122GB of music files that James had stored on his computer. He writes: What Amber (supposed Apple Support representative) explained was exactly what I'd feared: through the Apple Music subscription, which I had, Apple now deletes files from its users' computers. When I signed up for Apple Music, iTunes evaluated my massive collection of Mp3s and WAV files, scanned Apple's database for what it considered matches, then removed the original files from my internal hard drive. REMOVED them. Deleted. If Apple Music saw a file it didn't recognize -- which came up often, since I'm a freelance composer and have many music files that I created myself -- it would then download it to Apple's database, delete it from my hard drive, and serve it back to me when I wanted to listen, just like it would with my other music...

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08:20
EU court upholds new rules that ban e-cigarette...

E-cigarettes received one of their biggest endorsements to date last week, with the UK's Royal College of Physicians vouching for their safety and recommending smokers be encouraged to make the switch. Any celebrations within the vaping industry will...

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08:04
Long Reddit threads will eventually mention Nazis or...

It's logical that as any public discussion expands, either through the number of participants or contributions, there's a greater chance it will touch upon new, divergent topics. This idea is neatly wrapped up in Godwin's law, a concept created by Mi...

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07:56
Netflix loosens up streaming video, letting users...

Netflix users can now decide how quickly to blow through their data caps with video quality controls on iOS and Android.

To access Netflix’s new data controls, hit the menu icon in the upper-left corner (or upper-right corner on some devices). Select App Settings, then select Cellular Data Usage. By default, Netflix automatically chooses a balance of video quality and data use, allowing around three hours of video per gigabyte of data. You can also choose from five manual settings:

  • Off: Only stream on Wi-Fi.
  • Low: Stream about four hours per gigabyte. (About 0.55 megabits per second)
  • Medium: Stream about two hours per gigabyte. (About 1.1 megabits per second)
  • High: Stream about an hour per gigabyte. (About 2.2 megabits per second)
  • Unlimited: Stream the highest quality possible.

Netflix doesn’t correlate specific video resolutions to these data limits, but for comparison, Netflix recommends 5...

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07:54
Kohl’s adopts Apple Pay, links service to charge,...

You can now use Apple Pay at some Kohl’s locations.

Which isn’t a bad thing.

Kohl’s has stated that the department store chain now accepts Apple Pay and that Apple Pay users can now pay with a Kohl’s Charge card and earn Yes2You Rewards points at the same. This makes it the first Apple Pay retailer to combine store card payments and rewards in a single-tap transaction.

Roughly 250 Kohl’s locations currently support the option and the company has said that this should be available in all locations by the end of the month, according to company representatives. The system will work automatically so long as a person has both their Charge and Yes2You cards linked to Apple Pay.

In October 2015, Kohl’s became the first retailer to have an Apple Pay-enabled store...

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07:50
Apple's online store gains new category for...

Apple on Thursday launched an "Accessibility" section on its online store, making it somewhat easier for the disabled or their caretakers to find equipment for use with Mac and iOS devices.

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07:45
Apple's App Store experiences major search...

Starting early Thursday morning, users trying to access Apple's App Store were met with a broken search tool and undiscoverable apps. According to Cupertino's own system status, "all users are affected." Apple is "investigating and will update the st...

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07:36
Cupertino mayor was escorted off Apple’s campus (and...

Barry Chang, the mayor of Cupertino, California, told The Guardian that he recently went to Apple’s headquarters in the city to talk about traffic congestion, but had barely made it into the lobby before security scored him off the property.

“They said ‘you cannot come in, you’re not invited’. After that I left and have not gone back,” Chang said.

Lots of folks in the 60,000-person town in the heart of Silicon Valley are beginning to organize around their overburdened city, according to The Guardian. They claim the region is struggling with aging infrastructure and booming companies like Apple whose effective tax rate is often quite low. Citizens are also concerned about traffic and nose.

Some are trying to...

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07:34
Apple vows to appeal Chinese court’s “iPhone”...

It has to sting when a Chinese clothing company wins the exclusive right to the “IPHONE” name in court.

In a recent statement, Apple has declared that it will appeal a Chinese trademark ruling which saw the company lose exclusive rights to the iPhone name, allowing other Chinese companies to use the name for leather goods products. Obviously, the iPhone is Apple’s cash cow so the initial ruling was a big blow allowing legal dilution of its most-valuable brand.

Apple will take the appeal to the Supreme People’s Court, the highest court in the Chinese law system.

The company has expressed disappointment with the initial ruling, especially given that it had successfully defended its right in other cases in the Xintong province when manufacturers has created “IPHONE”...

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07:30
Traveling the world in Uncharted 4's ridiculous...

Aside from minor tweaks for brightness and contrast, everything in this National Geographic-inspired gallery was captured entirely within the photo mode of Uncharted 4: A Thief's End. And while the images don't contain any story spoilers from the fir...

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06:53
Apple patches vulnerable OS X Git version that put...

Apple has released a new version of its Xcode development tool in order to patch two critical vulnerabilities in the Git source code management client.

The Git vulnerabilities, CVE‑2016‑2324 and CVE‑2016‑2315, have been known since mid-March and can be exploited when cloning a repository with a specially crafted file structure. This allows attackers to execute malicious code on systems where such cloning operations were initiated.

Xcode is an integrated development environment (IDE) used by a large number of developers to write applications for OS X and iOS. It includes a package called the OS X Command Line Tools for Xcode that contains the open-source Git client.

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06:50
Apple is number nine on Indeed’s list of the top...

Indeed, has announced its list of the 50 top companies to work for, curated from the job site’s company reviews. Apple is number nine on the list.

Cloud company Salesforce, well known for disrupting the software-as-a-service (SaaS) space, took the top spot. The rest of the top 10, in descending order, are Southwest Airlines, Anadarko Petroleum Corp., Pioneer Natural Resources, Phillip Morris International, Google, the J.M. Smucker Company, Eli Lilly, Apple, and EOG Resources.

“It turns out that companies willing to challenge old school business models also are willing to extend this philosophy to their corporate culture and benefits,” said Paul D’Arcy, senior vice president at Indeed. “Millennials, now the largest percentage of the workforce, prefer working for industry disruptors and their progressive cultures, which provide things like flexible work arrangements, flat organizational structures and on-site amenities...

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06:33
LAPD cracks iPhone 5S in murder case, but it...

An iPhone 5S being held as evidence in the investigation of a 2014 murder has reportedly been unlocked by the Los Angeles Police Department, though the timing of the crime suggests that the phone in question may not have been protected by encryption.

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06:30
Search glitches hit iOS and Mac App Stores,...

The iOS and Mac App Stores are failing to show important apps in search results, or are even showing iPhone apps in iPad-only search results, according to complaints seen on Twitter and received by AppleInsider. [Updated x2]

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06:22
Patent report: Apple considers a true digital...

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

I’m dubious this one will ever see the light of day, but it would be cool if it did: Apple has been granted a patent (number 9,332,113) for a “mobile electronic device with an adaptively responsive flexible display” — in other words, a digital newspaper or magazine. If you thought reading news on an iPhone or iPad was nifty, this device could conceivably combine the best of digital and print publications and newspapers.

 

The invention involves a device that may be configured as a digital periodical or advertising device to transmit and receive converted multimedia documents or content delivered using multimedia messaging service over a wireless network. In the patent filing,...

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06:03
Apple supports Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal

Apple, Facebook, and other tech firms are pushing for the next U.S. president to support the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal and to make it easier to hire high-tech workers from abroad, according to a joint letter seen by Reuters.

The TPP is a massive, controversial, pro-corporate "free trade" agreement among the United States and 11 other countries – Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam. The 30 chapters of the TPP concern many matters of public policy and the following stated goals: to "promote economic growth; support the creation and retention of jobs; enhance innovation, productivity and competitiveness; raise living standards; reduce poverty in our countries; and promote transparency, good governance, and enhanced labor and environmental protections." 

Among other things, the TPP contains...

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05:57
App Store search is currently broken

Craig Grannell:

Developer Travis Ryan just noted to me on Twitter that App Store search is broken. Presumably, this is a temporary glitch, but it’s frustrating for developers. In Ryan’s case, a search for Dashy Crashy doesn’t bring up his excellent game of the same name. All you get is Dashy Crashy Bird, a one-thumb sort-of Flappy Bird clone.

Try searching yourself.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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05:55
Cupertino mayor claims he was surrounded/escorted...

Cupertino mayor Barry Chang has accused Apple of ‘abusing’ its home city by failing to contribute to much-needed public projects, and claims that he was ‘surrounded’ by security and escorted off the premises when he tr

Apple is not willing to pay a dime. They’re making profit, and they should share the responsibility for our city, but they won’t. They abuse us.

However, the Guardian notes that Apple paid $9.2M in city taxes in 2012/13 …

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05:53
L.A. police investigators unlocked an iPhone even...

Los Angeles police investigators obtained a method to open the locked iPhone belonging to the slain wife (April Jace) of The Shield actor Michael Jace, according to court papers reviewed by The Los Angeles Times.

The interesting thing is this happened occurred earlier this year, during the same time that the FBI was demanding that Apple unlock the iPhone 5C of San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook. The FBI eventually said it found another method for unlocking the phone without using Apple.

In March, investigators learned that a forensic cellphone expert could "override" the security features and let authorities view the phone's contents, according to the warrant. A senior investigator with the district attorney's office was able to examine the phone in April, as was Jace's private cellphone expert, according to the ...

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05:49
Google Flights Offers a Slick Travel Planning...

If you haven’t used Google Flights when looking for inexpensive airfares, give it a try. Adam Engst took it for a spin and found its interface fast, efficient, and elegant.

 

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05:39
Apple adds accessibility accessories category to its...

Apple has now added a dedicated accessibility accessories category to its online store, as noted by Amvsement. Categories include vision, physical & motor skills, and learning & literacy.

Products are divided up by iPad compatibility, iPhone compatibility, and Mac compatibility. Currently, there are four products in the vision category, 15 in the physical & motor skills category, and 15 in the learning & literacy category (some products appear in multiple categories).

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05:03
Search problems in iOS & Mac App Stores, with...

A number of Reddit and Twitter users are reporting problems searching both iOS and Mac App Stores, with major iOS apps like Star Wars, Spotify and Google Apps failing to show up in search results – and even Apple’s own Xcode failing to show in searches of the Mac App Store. I’m seeing the same issues myself …

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Filed under: iOS Devices Tagged: App Store, App Store (iOS), ...

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05:00
For the Aging, Home May Be Where the Technology Is


Medicare started off the year putting into action a program to encourage more doctors to discuss end-of-life and advance care plans with patients. While the details tend to focus on the hard choices on the far side of those arrangements, new and near-future technologies could preserve life's simple pleasures on their front end. End-of-life conversations are meant to cover more than the final days or weeks. There's a growing movement to include in those discussions options for the elderly and infirm to "age in place."

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04:39
Online Apple Store now has category for...

As rumored late last year, Apple has now added a dedicated accessibility accessories category to its online store. As Amvsement noted, Apple currently offers a total of 15 products, addressing the three areas of vision, physical & motor skills, and learning & literacy.

For those who are blind or partially sighted, Apple offers two different braille displays which serve as both screen-readers and control keyboards. For those with motor skills impairment, products include an over-sized trackball and a wide variety of switches to trigger functions on a Mac or iOS device. Devices for learning disabilities include a ‘tactile musical interface’ to provide a fun way to...

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04:30
TimePorter is a great accessory for road warriors...

One of the drawbacks of the Apple Watch is its (relatively) short battery life. It has about 2.5 to 4 hours of active use and around 19 hours of passive use. This means when I head to west Tennessee to visit the siblings, my smartwatch isn’t going to last through the weekend. 

I can pack along my charging devices pell mell in my travel bag — or I can have them organized and traveling in style with the $49.99 TimePorter from Twelve South. It looks like an eyeglasses case (in fact, it can double as that when you’re not traveling with your Apple Watch), but the capsule is both a case and a stand. 

The silicon-lined TimePorter has room for a charging cable, an extra Watch band, and a USB charger. One of the great things about it is that it makes it easy to manage the extra long Watch cable, whose length is handy but which can be unruly in transit. With the TimePorter, you can spool the cable and...

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04:00
File2Folder for Mac OS X helps eliminate manual file...

By Aaron Lee

When using your Mac, there are a lot of files that need to be placed in folders, and some that need to be deleted. So forget manual sorting, which takes up too much of your time, and check out File2Folder.

The $5.99 utility, available at the Mac App Store for Mac OS X 10.7.3 or higher,  allows you to sort thousands of files with a single click. You can move, copy, or delete files according to user rules. File2Folder also provides the ability to create rules for semi-automatic sorting.

The rules that you will create will be saved, so the next time you want to put your Mac in order, you can do so quickly. As an example, perhaps you often work with photos and want to share them with other users of your Mac from time to time. To do this you would have to locate the All Users directory, choose the right user and specify the desired destination...

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03:53
LAPD successfully hacked a locked iPhone 5s during...

LAPD detectives have successfully hacked into a locked iPhone 5s despite the phone having a Secure Enclave, according to an LA Times report.

Los Angeles police investigators obtained a method to open the locked iPhone belonging to the slain wife of “The Shield” actor Michael Jace, according to court papers reviewed by The Times.

LAPD detectives found an alternative way to bypass the security features on the white iPhone 5S belonging to April Jace, whom the actor is accused of killing at their South L.A. home in 2014, according to a search warrant filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court.

More intriguingly still, this appears to have occurred during the time that the FBI was still demanding that Apple help it unlock the less secure iPhone...

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02:46
Apple will appeal loss of iPhone trademark rights at...

In a statement, Apple has said that it will appeal a Chinese trademark ruling which saw the company lose exclusive rights to the iPhone name, allowing other Chinese companies to use the name for leather goods products. Obviously, the iPhone is Apple’s cash cow so the initial ruling was a big blow allowing legal dilution of its most-valuable brand.

Apple will take the appeal to the Supreme People’s court, the highest court in the Chinese law system …

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Wednesday May 4

20:59
Apple Music and Coherent Product Design and Marketing

Bloomberg, “Apple to Revamp Streaming Music Service After Mixed Reviews, Departures”:

Apple is altering the user interface of Apple Music to make it
more intuitive to use, according to people familiar with the
product who asked not to be identified because the plans aren’t
public. Apple also plans to better integrate its streaming and
download businesses and expand its online radio service, the
people said. The reboot is expected to be unveiled at the
company’s Worldwide Developers Conference in June. The changes
will be accompanied by a marketing blitz to lure more customers to
the $10-per-month streaming service.

This is a good test for today’s Apple on two fronts. First, will they actually succeed in streamlining the interface to Apple Music?...

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17:39
Ex-Siri team to unveil 'Viv' virtual...

After years of development, Siri co-creators and former Apple employees Dag Kittlaus and Adam Cheyer are ready to demonstrate "Viv," an advanced virtual assistant that could reinvent the way consumers interact with their devices.

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17:00
The Week in Mac Apps: 3 new Mac-based text editors

Editors for all writing types

This week’s roundup of new apps brings you three new text editors—SwiftText, Small, and CryptoEdit—plus a variety of other handy tools. Read on!

Blood Pressure Diary 2 1.01

Sergey Fatykhov’s $10 Blood Pressure Diary 2 is a medical app and database for recording your blood pressure throughout the day. The app lets you add new readings, stores and analyzes them, and then organizes your data into helpful charts that you can share with your doctor via email.

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16:50
Siri creators developing powerful new personal...

The original minds behind the iOS virtual assistant Siri have a new project in the works. A new report from The Washington Post details that Siri’s creators are working on an artificial intelligence technology called “Viv” that does more than Siri or any other virtual assistant currently available.

more…

Filed under: iOS Tagged: iOS, Siri, Viv ...

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16:20
Apple, others urge presidential candidates to...

Apple and a cadre of Silicon Valley heavyweights have plans to issue a nonpartisan letter urging the next U.S. president to back the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, a policy that would make hiring foreign workers a low friction process.

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16:15
Linux Foundation Badges Aim to Separate Wheat From...


The Linux Foundation's Core Infrastructure Initiative project on Tuesday announced a free badge program to help foster security, quality and stability in open source software projects. Through an online app, the CII lets devs determine whether they're following best practices, generally within an hour or so. If they are, they'll receive the badge, which they can display on GitHub and other online properties. The ongoing development of the app and its criteria is an open source project to which devs can contribute.

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15:00
Twitter for Mac update introduces Moments, GIF...

After years of neglect, Twitter is bringing more mobile feature to its recently revamped Mac app.

On Wednesday, Twitter updated the Twitter for Mac app to include Moments, a curated feed of trending tweets that was first introduced on the Twitter mobile apps and on the web back in October. The updated Twitter for Mac app also brings support for GIF searches and embeds, as well as for adding polls to your tweets.

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14:47
Apple says all apps must support IPv6-only...

Apple in an announcement Wednesday reminded developers of an upcoming change to App Store policy that requires all iOS apps include support for IPv6-only networking.

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14:45
AWT News Update: May 4, 2016

In today's Apple news -- iPhone 7 popularity, a YouTube TV service, iOS must have IPv6, and a new official Twitter Mac app:

  • The iPhone 7 is months away, but a poll shows that interest in the new phone is high
  • Another company announces an impending live TV service -- YouTube
  • Developers need to make sure by June 1, 2016 that their iOS apps support IPv6-only networking
  • Twitter ships v4.1 of its official Mac app

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Hi, I’m Steve Sande from Apple World Today, and this is the AWT News Update for May 4, 2016.

We’re still months away from the expected iPhone 7 launch, but a survey of prospective smartphone owners by UBS Evidence Lab shows that consumer interest and...

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13:57
Notable apps and app updates for May 4, 2016

On a regular basis, Apple World Today posts a list of notable new apps or app updates that have been released. They may not necessarily be new, but they're popular and deserve mention. Here are today's picks.

iOS Apps/Updates for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

Fortyfox has introduced Lunar 1.0. With the free app, you subscribe to your favorite podcasts, and it notifies you when the latest episode releases. Lunar will automatically download that episode.

Wasabi Productions has unleashed One Giggly Gorilla, the sequel to Ten Giggly Gorillas for iOS. Th $3.99, child-safe app lets kids help one, then two, three, four and more gorillas get to the bananas at the top of the tree. The fun is in catapulting each gorilla up to the branch above. The learning is...

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13:53
Apple will require iOS App Store apps to support...

Apple has announced on its developer blog that it will require all apps submitted to the iOS App Store to support IPv6-only networks from June 1 2016. Apple originally introduced the transition a year ago at WWDC 2015, implying it would soon become a requirement.

more…

Filed under: iOS Devices Tagged: App Store, developers, iOS, IPv4, IPv6, networking...

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13:12
Sight unseen, consumers are more excited about Apple...

A new survey of prospective smartphone owners signals customers are more excited to see what Apple has in store for this year's "iPhone 7" than they were last year's iPhone 6s unveiling, though early interest for the 2016 upgrade is still behind hype for the iPhone 6 two years ago.

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13:06
YouTube said to be planning 'Unplugged'...

Though best known for user-uploaded videos, Google's YouTube is nevertheless planning to launch a live TV subscription service dubbed "Unplugged," a report said on Wednesday.

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12:59
Hulu, YouTube planning TV streaming services

Cable cutters, rejoice. Hulu and YouTube are apparently planning their own streaming services.

Hulu has announced that it's going to begin offering subscribers the ability to stream "live programming from broadcast and cable brands" in 2017. That'll include "live sports, news, and events," 

Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins said. Hulu's subscribers won't be required to have a traditional cable TV subscription in order to watch. His comments confirm what The Wall Street Journal reported over the weekend, saying that Fox, ABC, ESPN, FX, and the Disney Channel were all involved in negotiations.

YouTube is working on a paid subscription service called Unplugged that would offer customers a bundle of cable TV channels streamed over the Internet, people familiar...

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12:55
Researchers Hijack Samsung's SmartThings IoT...


Researchers at the University of Michigan on Monday announced they had uncovered a series of vulnerabilities in the Samsung SmartThings home automation system that essentially could have allowed hackers to take control of various functions and break into a user's home. The researchers, working with Microsoft in what may be the first comprehensive study of an Internet of Things application for the home, did a security analysis of the system, they said. They were able to perform four proof-of-concept attacks.

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12:51
iOS Apps must support IPv6-only networking as of...

At WWDC 2015 we announced the transition to IPv6-only network services in iOS 9. Starting June 1, 2016 all apps submitted to the App Store must support IPv6-only networking. Most apps will not require any changes because IPv6 is already supported by NSURLSession and CFNetwork APIs.

If your app uses IPv4-specific APIs or hard-coded IP addresses, you will need to make some changes.

Apple announced this last year, so most of any work that needs to be done by developers is probably taken care of already. If not, this is a good reminder from Apple.

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12:48
Twitter for Mac catches up with iOS & Web via...

Twitter released an important update to its official Mac client on Wednesday, finally bringing the software's features closer to par with iOS and the Web.

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12:03
Google Slides receives big update w/ audience Q&...

Google’s web-based alternative to Microsoft PowerPoint is getting a big update today that adds the ability for members of the audience to easily ask questions during a presentation. Additionally, Google Slides is adding more presentation options on iOS and a cool laser pointer tool.

more…

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12:00
Happy Hour Podcast 065 | Apple Watch fitness, upset...

This week Zac and Benjamin talk some Apple Watch fitness, the many upset AAPL investors, and an Apple Music revamp! The Happy Hour podcast is available for download on iTunes and through our dedicated RSS feed.

more…

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12:00
Kuner KuPower: 5500 mAh battery pack with memory...

Kuner KuPower. Photo©2016, Steven Sande

Here's a product that's designed anyone with a need for an external battery pack and extra storage for their favorite device: The Kuner KuPower currently has 7 days to go on Kickstarter, where it has beat its goal and is on the way to manufacturing. I have been testing a prototype of the unit, so let's see how it works.

Design

KuPower is a slender silver curvy box measuring 5.2 x 2.8 x .35 inches (132 x 72 x 9mm) and weighing just 5.1 ounces (145 grams). Packed inside that box is a 5500 mAh battery pack, a microSD card slot, USB and micro-USB ports, and proprietary chips Kuner has designed. The idea? To give users of almost any device the ability to have a way to charge their technology on the run and also store a lot of media.

Business end of the KuPower: microSD slot,...

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11:24
I’ve had a big secret. Now I’m sharing it.

Tom is the “Grand Old Man” of the Mac Community. He and his lovely wife Dori have been involved on many levels – users, authors, speakers – for decades. Both of them are wonderful, kind, funny, smart and fierce people. I’m proud to know them and even prouder to call them friends. This is terrible news but, Tom being Tom, he will handle it with the dignity and intelligence for which he has always been admired. My thoughts are with both of them as they go through this awful ordeal.

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10:53
Apple Music may get retuned in June

Apple Music has two major problems: The streaming service’s interface is needlessly complicated and its relationship to iTunes—both the store and your library of purchased songs—has been a disaster. Those will reportedly be fixed in an overhaul expected to debut at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference in June.

Apple Music is the result of Apple’s acquisition of Beats Music in 2014, but folding Beats employees into Apple resulted in a culture clash that has affected the streaming service’s rollout, according to a Bloomberg report. Apple diverted resources from iTunes, which was viewed as a service in decline, to focus on Apple Music instead of finding ways to combine the two or, at the very least...

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10:44
Procreate for Cartooning on the iPad Pro

Our resident bad cartoonist draws upon the power of Procreate to unleash his creativity with the iPad Pro and Apple Pencil.

 

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10:41
Apple Music UI to go grayscale, add better support...

Apple is said to be working on a vast overhaul of its up-and-coming music streaming service, one that will reportedly include a new monochromatic user interface and a streamlined experience for users who prefer to read lyrics.

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10:38
ADATA launches line of certified accessories for the...

ADATA Technology has launched its Apple Series in North America. The accessories are designed specifically for iOS and OS X devices, including the iPhone, iPad, iPod, and Mac. 

The initial five products are: the Lightning card reader, i-Memory flash drive UE710, i-Memory storage expansion card, USB type-C OTG flash drive, and Lightning cables. Fully Apple MFi certified, the ADATA Lightning card reader gives users convenient interconnectivity, as it’s the first product of its type with two-way data transfer (read and write), enabling users to freely move content to, from or among Apple, Android and digital camera devices, says Robert Chen, managing director of North America at ADATA. Apple’s MFi Program ("Made for iPhone/iPod/iPad") is a licensing program for developers of hardware and software peripherals that work with Apple's iPod, iPad and iPhone.

It’s also the first reader to combine SD and microSD on...

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10:23
tvOS at 6 months: where are the apps?

One of the complaints from developers is that there’s just no there there. In other words, there’s just not enough to the Apple TV to make developing for it worth the effort, particularly for smaller developers working on iOS.

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10:13
Twitter for Mac gains Moments tab, poll support,...

Twitter relaunched its Mac app last December with a new dark theme and GIF support, and today Twitter 4.1 for Mac is rolling out on the Mac App Store. The latest update includes Twitter’s new Moments section plus support for viewing and creating polls as well as GIF search.

more…

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10:05
Hulu confirms plans to launch live TV streaming in...

Just two days after the first rumors surfaced, Hulu on Wednesday confirmed that it will be launching a live TV streaming service sometime in 2017, creating a tougher competitive landscape for anything Apple might have planned.

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10:00
Counterpoint Research: Samsung tops Apple in US...

According to Hong Kong-based research firm Counterpoint Research — as noted by Business Korea, Samsung accounted for 28.8% of the U.S. market in terms of sales in March to take over the top spot for the first time in 11 months since it led the market in April 2015.

Apple ranked second with a 23% market share. Counterpoint Research says Samsung was able to reclaim the No. 1 spot in the U.S. smartphone market thanks to strong sales of its latest Galaxy S7 flagship smartphone.

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09:39
∞ An Apple Music plea

News came today that Apple is planning a major revamp of Apple Music at its Worldwide Developer Conference in June. This is welcome news for sure. While the service has improved considerably since its introduction, there are still some things that need to addressed—hopefully, this is it.

However, there are some lessons I hope Apple learned from last year’s introduction.

So Apple:

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09:15
CVlabel showing no luns

Forums: TroubleshootingTags: cvlabel

Hi all,
I'm new to SANs and XSAN. Trying to install a 4gb fibre San with XSAN network at our facility. We inherited all the kit so was keen to try it.

Have a Mac Pro as MDC, Mavericks 10.9.5 and Xsan installed. Atto FC41es card.

I'm trying to make an internal drive a LUN to test the whole system works. I read that with terminal command cvlabel I should be able to get this drive working.

However, I get absolutely no LUNs show up, no result from cvlabel -l at all
Just blank. Should I not see the internal drives?

Any help greatly appreciated!
M

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09:12
Capto 1.0

New screen and video capture app replaces Global Delight’s Voila, adding new editing and sharing features. ($29.99 new, discounted upgrade from Voila, 20.7 MB)

 

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09:00
D-Link DSP-W110 Wi-Fi Smart Plug: Good product,...

I love testing home automation products; it's great fun to be able to control all sorts of devices from your iPhone or iPad, although there are still huge incompatibilities between the devices made by different manufacturers. Today I'm taking a look at the D-Link DSP-W110 Wi-Fi Smart Plug ($59.99 MSRP, available on Amazon for $29.91).

Design

Like most smart plugs I've tested, the DSP-W110 plugs into an existing three-prong socket and then provides a single grounded socket for the device you wish to control from an app. The DSP-W110 is a bit larger and heavier than some plugs I've tested, but on the other hand it feels sturdier than most. There's an external button on the front of the device for manually turning on power to your connected device, as well as a WPS button on the...

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08:33
Kohl's becomes first Apple Pay retailer to link...

Department store chain Kohl's on Wednesday announced that Apple Pay users can now pay with a Kohl's Charge card and earn Yes2You Rewards points at the same, making it the first Apple Pay retailer to combine store card payments and rewards in a single-tap transaction.

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08:25
Rumor: Apple looking to overhaul Apple Music user...

It may be only a year old, but it looks like Apple is planning a fairly major overhaul of Apple Music’s user interface.

The company is set to redesign the user interface to make it more intuitive, according to sources, who asked to remain anonymous because the plans are yet to be made public. Apple also means to significantly enhance the integration of its streaming and download businesses and expand its online radio service.

Apple is said to be performing a full reboot of the Apple Music service. The changes will be unveiled at the Worldwide Developers Conference in June and arrive alongside a marketing campaign to attract users to the subscription-based service.

The new version of Apple Music will ditch the current colorful and...

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08:17
Moog brings its $10,000 Model 15 synth to iPad and...

Moog Music has been known for producing some of the most popular synthesizers since the 70s— we reviewed a couple of the newer models in our Logic Pros series and noted that iPad/Mac synths still can’t quite capture the experience of even a $1,000 Moog. But today Moog is releasing its own iPad and iPhone version of its popular $10,000 Model 15, aiming to offer a similar experience in a $30 mobile app. 

Moog’s own techs helped program the app at the Moog Factory in Asheville, NC, according to the company, with the app both resembling the look and sound of the original 1970’s Model 15 hardware:

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07:34
Apple Music reportedly getting redesigned, will be...

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Nearly a year after being introduced, Apple Music might be getting a much-needed revamp. A Bloomberg report suggests that Apple plans to redesign the music streaming service with a more "intuitive" interface and better integration with its other music offerings.

According to "people familiar with the product," Apple's goal is to make Apple Music more user-friendly. It also plans to marry its music download and streaming options better in iTunes while also expanding its radio service. According to the report, content head Robert Kondrk and Trent Reznor of the band Nine Inch Nails are overseeing the redesign, which should debut at Apple's annual Worldwide...

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07:32
Recording an iPhone call

This is a simple way to record a call. Are there laws against recording a call without someone’s knowledge? Now updated with a link to a legal guide.

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07:27
10-year-old exposes flaw in Instagram, Zuckerberg...

Our hope for the future.

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07:24
Apple hires Google X founder and former Nest...

Apple's Jeff Williams announces CareKit in March. (credit: Andrew Cunningham)

Apple has hired Yoky Matsuoka, a cofounder of Google's experimental Google X division and former vice president of Technology at Nest, to work on some of its health initiatives. Fortune reports that Matsuoka is working under Chief Operating Officer Jeff Williams on the company's health initiatives, which include HealthKit, ResearchKit, and the recently announced CareKit.

Matsuoka has worked on multiple tech and health initiatives at several big-name companies. After leaving Google X...

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07:23
Apple increases chip orders for iPhone SE

iPhone SE is a bright spot.

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07:22
Fitness bands outselling all other wearables,...

Despite devices like the Apple Watch nominally being able to do more, dedicated fitness bands are vastly outselling other wearables in the U.S., according to a research report published on Wednesday.

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07:19
Results from the great Mac developer survey

Lots and lots of data here, gathered from more than 7,000 developers. Interesting read, visually well presented.

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07:12
BlackBerry's BBM for Android and iOS adds video...

Facebook and Microsoft are chasing the dream of messaging apps as the future of user engagement, and now BlackBerry wants in on the action too. No, BlackBerry isn’t ready to join the bot revolution, but it is adding video calling across all platforms. BlackBerry Messenger users on Android and iOS can now try out BBM’s new video chat feature, called BBM Video, currently in beta.

BBM Video on Android.

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07:11
∞ The Apple Watch is a glass half full. A big glass.

There’s a lot of press focusing on the slowness and lag of Apple Watch apps. True, but shortsighted. Read on for details.

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07:10
Hedge fund manager David Einhorn staying in Apple,...

Infamous hedge fund manager David Einhorn, who has previously butted heads with Apple, remains bullish on the iPhone maker despite its recent market plunge, giving the company a vote of confidence during a recent conference call.

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07:08
TableEdit is a new spreadsheet app for Mac OS X (and...

Yay! It must be freebie day. The CoreCode team has announced TableEdit, a free spreadsheet app for Mac OS X. It offers features such as charts with cell styling, formatting options, and comprehensive import/export capabilities. 

TableEdit features a “world-class” Excel-compatible formula system that has been tested on more than a million formulae from over 20,000 Excel-files, according to Samuel Vimes of the CoreCode team. The tool is built exclusively for OS X and takes full advantage of its latest features and technologies, he adds.

TableEdit requires Mac OS X 10.8. It’s available at the product website and the Mac App Store.

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07:00
Life's Too Short For Slow Computers

Nilay Patel, the Editor-in-Chief of The Verge looks back the Apple Watch, the company's first wearable device which went on sale roughly a year ago. In the article, Patel notes that Apple Watch, a computing product, is just too slow at doing some of the most basic things such as running apps. He writes: Here's the problem with the Apple Watch: it's slow. It was slow when it was first announced, it was slow when it came out, and it stayed slow when Watch OS 2.0 arrived. When I reviewed it last year, the slowness was so immediately annoying that I got on the phone with Apple to double check their performance expectations before making "it's kind of slow" the opening of the review. [...] The grand ambition of the Apple Watch is to be a full-fledged computer on your wrist, and right now it's a very slow computer. If Apple believes the watch is indeed destined to become that computer, it needs to radically increase the raw power of the Watch's processor, while maintaining its just-...

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06:54
What will Tim Cook’s ‘can’t live without’ new...

In a TV interview with CNBC’s Jim Cramer this week, Cook said the iPhone 7 will have a killer feature that would prove to be an upgrade customers won’t be able to resist. “We are going to give you things that you can’t live without that you just don’t know you need today,” Cook teased.

Could it really be something we already know about? Could any of the rumored features for the device possibly fall under the groundbreaking or irresistible category of features Cook hinted at? Could the new rumoured dual-camera system be enough to account for Cook’s comment, perhaps? Of course, it’s also possible it’s all just post-Q2 PR hype after a quarter of declines. Will Apple have something new and exciting that we don’t yet know about for the iPhone 7?

That’s the question we ask readers in today’s poll. What rumoured...

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06:48
MacCheck is new problem-solving and diagnostic...

Micromat, the company behind the TechTool Pro line of software, has released a new troubleshooting utility called MacCheck. The new product can perform a series of critical tests on Mac systems running OS X 10.6 or higher, helping to isolate what might be wrong with a particular computer. 

MacCheck is being offered free of charge and is available for download immediately. The program tests many of the critical systems in a Mac, including RAM, I/O, Volume Structures, Partition Maps, Batteries, RAID systems and more. The program allows users to quickly verify the overall health of their Mac with one click of a button, according to Micromat president Jeff Baudin.

“For many years, we always offered our free TechTool Lite product and it was very a popular way to introduce Macintosh users to troubleshooting,” he says. “We retired that product as most of the functionality became outdated with time. We see MacCheck as...

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