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Thursday November 13

15:37
How to Launch Apps in OS X Using Spotlight

Using Spotlight to search for things is handy, you can even search for apps! But did you know you can launch an app straight from the Spotlight window? Kelly Guimont explains how.


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15:35
BBM Meetings launched as multi-platform conference...

BlackBerry made another business-related announcement at its Enterprise event, one which involves multi-platform messaging. BBM Meetings lets users set up a voice or video conferencing session with multiple other users, with the service covering BlackBerry 10, iOS, and Android mobile devices, as well as computers running OS X and Windows....



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15:30
Book your next golf outing with OpenTee

OpenTee provides users with access to tee times at thousands of golf courses throughout North America with no additional booking fees. You just pay for your golf. The free universal app runs on iOS 7.1 or later.

The app works with or without users...

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15:14
3,000,000,000

3,000,000,000 can now access the Internet.

[Via Swissmiss]

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15:04
VSCO Cam for IOS update brings iPad support, access...

Popular iOS photography app VSCO Cam received an extensive update on Thursday, bringing a newly built native iPad version, access to "Journal" publishing, filter comparisons and cloud syncing across devices.

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15:00
BRUVELO would be your iPhone-powered coffee...

What is it with Apple fans and coffee? Perhaps it's the fact that you can totally "geek out" on the process, the beans, the hardware and so on. Add your iPhone to the mix and you've got Apple-loving Coffee Nerd Nirvana.

BRUVELO is a coffee maker and...

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14:55
You have got to be fucking kidding me BlackBerry

BlackBerry’s new devices suck so bad, they are releasing the “BlackBerry Classic.”

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14:45
FTC asking Apple about health data protection

The two people, both familiar with the FTC’s thinking, said Apple representatives have met on multiple occasions with agency officials in recent months, to stress that it will not sell its users’ health data to third-party entities such as marketers or allow third-party developers to do so.

Someone at the FTC confused Apple with Google.

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14:45
US Gov't Issues Alert About iOS "Masque...

alphadogg writes Three days after security company FireEye warned of an iPhone/iPad threat dubbed "Masque Attack", the U.S. government has issued a warning of its own about this new risk by malicious third-party apps to Apple iOS devices. US-CERT warned: "This attack works by luring users to install an app from a source other than the iOS App Store or their organizations' provisioning system. In order for the attack to succeed, a user must install an untrusted app, such as one delivered through a phishing link." Revelations of Masque came on the heels of a related exploit (that also threatens Macs) called WireLurker.

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14:39
Jason Snell reviews the Kindle Voyage

Jason knows all too well that I don’t get the Kindle—never have, and probably never will. Still, I enjoyed Jason’s review. I should note that this is Jason’s new site since he left Macworld—congrats, it looks great.

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14:30
Apple seeds Safari 8.0.1, 7.1.1 and 6.2.1 betas,...

Apple on Thursday pushed out a batch of new Safari builds for developers covering OS X 10.10 Yosemite, OS X 10.9 Mavericks and OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, as well as new firmware for the company's standalone Thunderbolt Display.

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14:30
MessageHub tries to be your one stop for all social...

MessageHub wants to be you go-to app for all of your digital communications. That's not an exaggeration, I mean all. It supports Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Yahoo and more. It also supports email accounts Gmail and Outlook. If you set up all of your...

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14:20
Wacom moves into cloud-based offerings with Dropzone...

Graphics tablet and stylus manufacturer Wacom announced the launch of its cloud-based services today, Dropzone and Control Room. The new pieces of cloud software expand on the ability of Wacom owners to access settings and photos from any location with an Internet connection, across OS X, Windows and iOS operating systems....



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14:00
Limefuel LP200X 20,000mAh Dual USB Battery Pack: $34...

Our friends at Stack Social have put together another deal with the Limefuel folks. This time it's the Limefuel LP200X 20,000mAh Dual USB Battery Pack. As the name suggests, this is a portable charger for your iPhone, iPad, and other mobile devices, but it has two USB ports for dual charging. It also has 20,000mAh, enough to charge your iPad two to four times. The LP200X retails for $85, but with our deal you can get it for $34.99. (Pro tip: think Christmas/holiday gift).


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14:00
.NET Server Core to go open source, will run on Macs

There's no question .NET is a popular option for developers, but if you wanted to run .NET applications your server had to run Windows. Microsoft is in the process of making its tools even more accessible, and open-sourcing the .NET server stack is...

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13:58
US Homeland Security issues alert about iOS'...

The US Department of Homeland Security has issued a formal alert warning people about the Masque Attack security hole discovered in iOS. Although mostly reiterating claims by research firm FireEye, DHS describes the hole as allowing malware "under a limited set of circumstances," and sets forth three basic steps for dodging problems. These including avoiding apps from outside the App Store or a person's own organization, not clicking "Install" on third-party webpage pop-ups, and tapping "Don't Trust" if launching an iOS app spawns an "Untrusted App Developer" warning....



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13:42
FTC seeks assurances from Apple on health data...

According to a report on Thursday, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission is asking Apple about its handling of sensitive health data gathered and stored by the company's new iOS 8 HealthKit framework, especially as it applies to possible dissemination to third parties like advertisers.

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13:38
Apple facing scrutiny from U.S. FTC over collection...

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is pressing Apple on how it plans to use sensitive data from users collected through the company’s new Health app and upcoming Apple Watch wearable, according to a new report from Reuters.

Specifically, the report claims Apple has met with the FTC several times in recent months to stress that it will not sell its users’ health data to third-party entities such as marketers or allow third-party developers to do so.” The meetings come as the FTC makes it a priority to keep a close eye on privacy concerns related to new health apps coming out on all platforms, according to Reuters.

Apple and the FTC didn’t comment...

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13:33
Apple releases Safari 8.0.1, 7.1.1, and 6.2.1 betas...

Apple issued pre-release versions of Safari for OS X Mountain Lion, Mavericks, and Yosemite today for developers. The Safari beta versions include Safari 8.0.1, 7.1.1, and 6.2.1 for OS X 10.10, 10.9, and 10.8, respectively. 

As part of the pre-release software, Apple asks users to focus on these areas for testing:

• General website compatibility
• Extension compatibility
• WebGL graphics on Retina displays
• Password AutoFill when passwords are synchronized across multiple devices • Syncing history between devices (OS X Yosemite only)
• Importing usernames and passwords from Firefox (OS X Yosemite only)

In addition to the latest Safari for OS X betas, Apple also...

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13:30
AstoundSound Music player can enhance audio from iOS...

The AstoundSound Music Player (free with a single in-app purchase option at US$2.99) is an audio 'enhancer' designed to increase the 3D spatial effects that can be enjoyed while listening through headphones, speakers, and in cars.

Play your music...

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13:07
OS X Lion: Supported digital camera RAW formats (...

Digital camera RAW formats retain more image information than JPEGs and can produce better results when used with imaging applications such as Aperture and iPhoto.

Read more: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4757

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13:07
OS X Lion: Supported digital camera RAW formats (...

Digital camera RAW formats retain more image information than JPEGs and can produce better results when used with imaging applications such as Aperture and iPhoto.

Read more: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4757

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13:06
Comcast CEO says Time Warner Cable merger going...

The merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable is moving along according to recent statements from Comcast CEO Brian Roberts. Roberts said that his company is moving "full steam ahead" with the $45 billion deal to acquire Time Warner Cable, an acquisition that would bring an additional 11 million customers to Comcast's Internet and television services....



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13:05
Apple Pay and Full Service Dining - Here’s How It...

It's easy to use Apple Pay with the cashier at, say, Walgreens or Panera Bread. But what about full service restaurants where you normally pay the server at your table? John Martellaro wondered how this could work, and it turns out that OpenTable has an answer.


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13:00
Daily Deals for November 13, 2014, featuring...

It's time to save some of that hard-earned cash with our Daily Deals, featuring exclusive TUAW Deals, a handy list from Dealnews and our own handpicked iOS and OS X selections.

All prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly....

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12:55
MinutePhysics explains the optics at work in...

PetaPixel:

If you’ve never thought to find out why aperture works the way it does, you should definitely check out this simple explanation of optics, aperture and pinholes by MinutePhysics.

As a photographer, I knew this information but this video explanation is the best, clearest I’ve seen.

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12:52
Sprint introduces 'iPad for Life' plans...

US carrier Sprint has announced new "iPad for Life" plans for people wanting to buy a 4G-equipped iPad Air 2 or iPad mini 3. All of the plans have no down payments, unlike similar T-Mobile offerings, but still require people to pay monthly fees over the course of a two-year lease. Those fees vary based on device storage. A 16GB Air 2 is $20 a month, for example, whereas 64GB is $24, and 128GB is $28. For the Mini 3 those fees are $17, $21, and $25, respectively....



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12:45
Hands On: SavouryPot (iOS)

If there's one thing that the Internet is good for, it's teaching us how to cook meals we never thought possible. And while Pinterest does a good job keeping a collection of links to our favorite recipes, it certainly doesn't do much to hold the recipes themselves which may be lost behind a morass of links anyway. This is where SavouryPot comes in, an app by Anton Zehrdev, that promises to help organize anyone's unruly collection of recipes regardless of source....



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12:43
News: US government posts iOS Masque Attack alert

The U.S. Government’s Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) has posted an official alert regarding the iOS Masque Attack disclosed earlier this week. The notice summarizes the vulnerability, specifically noting that the vulnerability works “under a limited set of circumstances” and that “in order for the attack to succeed, a user must install an untrusted app, such as one delivered through a phishing link.” The…

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12:39
Americans Flip-Flop on Personal Data Privacy


Despite the publicity about Edward Snowden's controversial leaks, only 43 percent of 607 English-speaking adults surveyed in January had heard a lot about government surveillance efforts, and another 44 percent had heard a little, according to the Pew Research Internet Project. However, 80 percent of the respondents agreed or strongly agreed that Americans should be concerned about government surveillance of communications. Thirty-six percent agreed or strongly agreed that it was a good thing for someone to an eye on the things they did online.

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12:34
Let the right one in: Apple uses two doors to manage...

Two recent security incidents, WireLurker and Masque Attack, highlight both the ease and difficulty of slipping malware onto iOS. But they also show the way in which Apple may have infantilized its audience into not knowing the right choice to make when presented with a genuine security flaw.

WireLurker used malware inserted into Mac OS X programs made available at a Chinese-focused third-party app store to install apps to iOS devices over USB. It added apps in jailbroken and regular devices. Masque Attack in its most powerful methodology pushes apps (from websites, email, and elsewhere) that, if installed, overwrite common popular apps and extract cached data for that app, such as Gmail. WireLurker has been effectively defanged;...

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12:30
Space Age is an enticing adventure on any planet

Space Age is a brand new game featuring a team of space explorers who have just landed on an unpopulated, very retro planet named Kepler-16. While they don't initially have a mission to fulfill, after wandering around a bit, the team soon realizes...

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12:23
Samsung copies Apple yet again

Samsung this week announced its answer to Apple’s Continuity: a new cross-device sharing feature called “Flow,” intended to allow users to move activities and content between Samsung smartphones, tablets, wearable devices, PCs, and more.

I’m shocked that Samsung would so blatantly copy Apple. SHOCKED!

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12:22
U.S. Department of Homeland Security warns iOS users...

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Thursday issued an alert warning iOS users about the recent “Masque Attack” security flaw that can affect both non-jailbroken and jailbroken iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team outlines how the technique works and offers solutions on how iOS users can protect themselves.

Mobile security research team FireEye claimed last week that Masque Attacks allow for an attacker to replace a legitimate app with a malicious version under a limited set of circumstances. To fall...

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12:07
Wildcard: Browse a Better Mobile Web

This is an interesting concept. You can read what Khoi Vinh says about Wildcard on his Web site.

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12:05
Retina iMac shipping times slip to 2-3 weeks

Shipping times for stock models of the Retina iMac have stretched out to between two to three weeks at Apple's US online store. The computer was initially promised in three to five business days when it was launched last month, but soon slipped into a seven- to 10-day window. With the latest delay, it may be a final opportunity to have a computer shipped in time for Christmas. Built-to-order systems may take longer....



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12:00
Spotify CEO pens blogpost on Taylor Swift and the...

Last week, Taylor Swift abruptly removed all of her music from Spotify, a significant move considering that Swift's latest album 1989 has been perched at the top of the charts since its release two weeks ago. In explaining the decision, Swift told...

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11:52
Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways

The new album is available today—great to see Dave Grohl making some new music.

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11:45
Review: Lunatik Seismik for iPhone 6

As in the last version of Seismik, Lunatik cleverly includes ringer switch protection on the frame by using a switch that can be moved toward or away from a user. Much of Seismik’s appeal will come from its unique truss design. This time around, the back is translucent from the top to the bottom of the frame, revealing more of the phone. It’s a sleek look, but the frame does add a bit more bulk to the sides of a phone when compared to…

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11:41
Samsung responds to Apple's Continuity with its...

Samsung this week announced its answer to Apple's Continuity: a new cross-device sharing feature called "Flow," intended to allow users to move activities and content between Samsung smartphones, tablets, wearable devices, PCs, and more.

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11:30
Sunrise calendar, Things productivity apps updated

Sunrise calendar has always been a 3rd choice for me, behind Apple's and Readdle's excellent Calendars 5 (I use Fantastical + BusyCal on my Mac). But after hearing a lot of smart people rave about Sunrise, I've decided to give it a try. Lucky for me,...

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11:10
Apple’s highest-ever market cap is now 2/3rds of the...

As we reported last month, Apple’s stock price has continued to climb repeatedly reaching all-time highs since its 7-1 stock split earlier this year. The company’s stock has been on the rise today as well putting Apple’s market capitalization on track to close at its highest point ever. Previously, Apple’s highest market cap at close was $658.15 billion at the end of September 19th, 2012, and today Apple’s market cap has climbed to nearly two-thirds of a trillion dollars at $663.20 billion during trading....

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11:00
Kenu Stance compact tripod holds your iPhone, opens...

What's better than a little tripod for your iPhone? A little tripod for your iPhone that doubles as a bottle opener! That's the idea behind the innovative Kenu Stance ($29.95), a new product from the accessory manufacturer that also produces the...

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10:45
TMO Daily Observations: 2014-11-13

It's copycat day on Daily Observations. Bryan Chaffin and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to talk about how YouTube's new Music Key service fits into the streaming music market against competitors like Spotify, Beats Music and iTunes Radio, plus they take a look at Samsung's just announced Continuity clone Flow.


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10:41
Sony's PlayStation Vue will stream live &...

The newly unveiled PlayStation Vue TV streaming service from Sony is set to launch this month on the company's home game consoles, but shortly thereafter will make its way to a competing platform: Apple's iPad.

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10:15
The Week in iOS Apps: Taylor Swift fans are gonna...

The Week in iOS Apps: Players gonna play, play, play

This week’s roundup of new and improved apps brings an offering from the one and only Taylor Swift. If you’re not a fan, well, you know what to do: Shake it off.

American Express Unstaged: Taylor Swift Experience

Our prediction for this Taylor Swift app for iOS? Haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate, but Swift fans gonna play, play, play, play, play with this offering for hours at a time. Haters take note: It’s actually kind of artsy and cool, featuring “an immersive journey with intertwined storylines, multiple rooms and dozens of hidden interactive features waiting to be unlocked and explored.”

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10:00
Sony is bringing TV streaming to iPad with...

The TV streaming wars are about to find their way to the iPad thanks to Sony. The company announced today its first true push into the television streaming realm with PlayStation Vue, a service that will bring streaming content to PlayStation devices...

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09:48
Apple's Tim Cook ranks #2 on Fortune...

Apple CEO Tim Cook has claimed second place on Fortune's Businessperson of the Year list for 2014. In awarding the position, the publication says that it's "becoming increasingly clear that Tim Cook knows what he's doing" in the wake of losing Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in 2011. "The company's stock is at an all-time high. Booming sales of larger iPhones and renewed enthusiasm for Mac computers are making up for slowing growth in iPads. The coming Apple Watch and the already released Apple Pay service show that Apple remains an innovator - even under a CEO known more for operational prowess t...



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09:36
Staples begins accepting Apple Pay at 1,400 locations

With Apple Pay seemingly off to a great start, the number of retail outlets where customers can use Apple's mobile payment platform is already expanding. Yesterday, reports surfaced indicating that 1,400 Staples locations are now accepting payment...

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09:14
Amazon and Hachette battle ends amicably with e-book...

The dispute between publisher Hachette and Amazon seems to have concluded. Both companies have announced that a deal has been struck, with Hachette being able to set prices on e-books that it sells. Other specific terms of the deal have not yet been made public, and will not likely ever face public scrutiny outside the publishing industry....



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09:10
SanDisk launches portable storage drive with built-...

SanDisk on Thursday announced the new iXpand Flash Drive, the company's first USB flash drive designed specifically for Apple's iPhone and iPad, featuring a dedicated Lightning connector for transferring files on the go.

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09:03
Review: RooCase Origami Case for iPad Air 2

Origami keeps the iPad Air 2 secured in its shell with a snap, providing a small lip over the front of the device for a bit of added protection. While some may prefer a removable cover, many folio-style iPad cases don’t offer the functionality of Origami’s folding multi-angle stand cover. The cover works well as a stand, and the magnetic clasp activates the iPad Air 2 sleep/wake function without fail. No buttons are covered, and while…

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09:00
AT&T will give you $50 to upgrade to a new iPhone

If you're an AT&T subscriber and needed a little extra bit of incentive to convince you that now is a good time to dive into the iPhone 6 waters, AT&T is offering a $50 bill credit to anyone who upgrades an existing line to an iPhone 5s, 5c, 6, or 6...

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08:50
Fortune somehow names Tim Cook #2 Businessperson of...

Fortune has somehow named Google CEO Larry Page its 2014 Business person of the Year beating out rival Apple CEO Tim Cook who earns the number 2 spot (despite stock prices) on Fortune’s list of 50 executives.

Nearly four years into his tenure, Page has shown himself to be the world’s most daring CEO. His fabled “moonshots” now launch with regularity. Any one of them could change the lives of billions and help Google to remain at the top of the technology heap for generations. Improbably, Page has built his factory of the future while keeping Google’s multi-billion dollar business...

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08:45
Samsung Innovates Again, Copies Apple’s Continuity

Samsung announced a new feature for its Android-toting customers on Wednesday called Flow that shows its innovation skills haven't changed because it looks a lot like Apple's Continuity feature in iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite. Flow lets users jump from smartphone to tablet to computer, and continue to work on the same documents, view photos, handle email messages, and more.

The Mac Observer Spin: Even if Samsung came up with the idea and implementation for Flow without taking any cues from Apple, the company has a reputation for copying the efforts of its competitors. That's exactly how Flow comes across, too.


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08:44
Active Storage and UPS intelligence

Forums: TroubleshootingTags: Active StorageAPC

Hi,

Has anyone set up a system with Active Storage who listens to APC UPS? I want to Active Storage to shutdown after a while when it get's to hot in the server room. (we had some airco issues in the past).

I can't seem to get it working with the serial cable (communication what so ever) so I tried it with a shell script through PowerChute.

What I did was i've setup the Mac's running on the APC with PowerChute, I can configure then to shutdown at a certain time or run a shell script. The last server to go down will run this shell script sending a "activeadmin --device his_ipaddress --password...

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08:27
Apps: LaunchBar, MarsEdit, Totals
08:11
Mac: Epson WorkForce DS-520 Scanner

While modern personal computers and the Internet at large have reduced the amount of paper in most of our lives, they haven’t ushered in the “paperless society” that many predicted they would. At the end of the day, if you want a paperless office, sometimes you still need to take matters into your own hands. Enter the Epson WorkForce DS-520 Color Document Scanner ($400), a high-powered sheet-fed scanner designed to help you get control…

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08:10
SanDisk iXpand builds Lightning connector into USB...

SanDisk has today introduced the iXpand, a new USB flash drive aimed at iOS devices. Unlike most it incorporates a secondary Lightning connector, allowing owners to plug it directly into an iPhone or iPad. A companion app can be toggled to automatically backup photos and videos from a device's Camera Roll. The app can moreover stream music and videos directly from the drive; compatible movie formats include AVI, MKV, MP4, MOV, and WMV....



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08:00
Portlandia's Fred Armisen narrates Ann Droyd...

Children's author David Milgrim is back again with another modern adaption of a classic book. Written under his clever pseudonym "Ann Droyd," Milgrim this time uses the classic "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" by Laura Joffe Numeroff as inspiration for...

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07:57
∞ Build your own Apple I from scratch

I love to build stuff, especially if it involves circuit boards and solder. I’ve made my share of guitar interfaces (some of which actually do what they are supposed to!) and gadgets of all stripes.

In the video below, Ben Heck from Element 14 talks you through the first part of the process of building a working Apple I computer, complete with peekable, pokable ROM. Part 2 is scheduled to be released Friday night, November 14th.

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07:47
Rumor: Chipmakers gearing up production of Apple...

Apple may have begun ramping up production of the Apple Watch for release in the relatively near future.

Per 9to5Mac and DigiTimes, while Apple has yet to provide a specific launch date for the Apple Watch, leaving its early 2015 timeframe and internal memo revealing a spring launch after Chinese New Year as the only information to go by in terms of a release date, chipmakers in Apple’s overseas supply chain are reportedly gearing up to begin production of the Apple Watch. The report, citing industry sources, claims that between 30 to 40 million units of the upcoming wearable device have been ordered.

A previous supply chain rumor claimed that Apple supplier Quanta Computer would begin Apple Watch...

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07:47
Android 5.0 'Lollipop' vs. iOS 8: More...

Nerval's Lobster writes With the debut of Android 5.0 (also known as Lollipop, in keeping with Google's habit of naming each major OS upgrade after a dessert), it's worth taking a moment to break down how the latest version of Google's mobile operating system matches up against Apple's iOS 8. After years of battle, the two are remarkably similar. So while nobody would ever confuse Android and iOS, both Google and Apple seem determined to go "flatter" (and more brightly colored) than ever. Whether or not you agree with their choices, they're the cutting edge of mobile UX design. The perpetual tit-for-tat over features has reached a climax of sorts with Lollipop and iOS 8: both offer their own version of an NFC-powered e-wallet (Apple Pay vs. Google Wallet), a health app (Apple's Health app vs. Google Fit), car-dashboard control (Android Auto vs. CarPlay), and home automation. That's not to say that the operating systems are mirror images of one another, but in terms of aesthetics...

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07:45
7 Lessons Learned From Interviewing 100+ App...

If you’ve ever considered making a living via the App Store, this is worth a read.

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07:45
FCC Chair Asserts Independence in Net Neutrality...


FCC Tom Wheeler has responded to the White House's proposal for Net neutrality rules by reasserting his agency's independence in a meeting with executives of Google, Yahoo and other Internet companies following President Obama's Monday call to action. The president urged the FCC to ensure Net neutrality by interpreting Title II of the Telecommunications Act to govern ISPs. While Wheeler's response is viewed in some quarters as a challenge to the president, the FCC has said that Wheeler is taking the president's comments under advisement.

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07:40
Apple Now Offering Apple Rewards Visa

Barclaycard has partnered with Apple for a new credit card that offers Apple Store gift card rewards, limited-time free financing at the Apple Store, and an EMV chip.

 

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07:36
Staples turns on Apple Pay support ahead of Black...

9to5mac:

Staples shared in an announcement today that it is now accepting Apple Pay transactions at its “over 1,200 stores” in the United States for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users.

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07:33
Jony Ive outlines his three key tips for designers...

UX designer Joseph Shaffery shared some quotes from a talk Apple’s design head Jony Ive gave to an audience of designers last night at London’s Design Museum – together with his take on the three top tips a designer should take away from the evening … 

Shaffery said that the three key take-outs from the evening were:

  • Learn how to care
  • Learn how to focus
  • Be prepared to screw up and throw things away

On caring, Ive said that failing to care enough about the work you are doing is personally offensive.

What we make testifies who we are. People can sense...

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07:33
Bernstein Raises AAPL Target to $120 on Apple Watch...

Apple's entry in the smartwatch market won't come until spring 2015, but Bernstein analysts are already raising their target price for the company's stock from US$110 to $120 based on the Apple Watch's potential. The investment firm sees higher App Store margins thanks to Apple Watch apps, and that's going to help drive revenue even higher.

The Mac Observer Spin: Interest in Apple Watch is clearly high, and it seems everyone wants to use Apple Pay. Once Apple Watch ship, Apple Pay opens up to even more iPhone owners, and that should translate into even more revenue for the company.


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07:31
∞ Apple iMac commercial from 1998

Though this ad is old, the feel is more in line with some of the more modern spots, using fewer words and more auditory cues.

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07:30
Rumor: Apple beginning to court enterprise markets...

Remember how Apple seemed like a second class citizen in the business and enterprise world?

That might be about to change.

According to Reuters, Apple is embarking on its most aggressive expansion yet onto corporate turf, hiring a dedicated sales force to talk with potential clients like Citigroup and working in concert with a dozen or so developers, two sources familiar with its plans say.

Experts say the company hopes to offset a gradual deceleration in growth – highlighted by iPad sales that have declined three straight quarters – by expanding its footprint in the workplace.

Three months after unveiling a partnership with IBM to develop apps for corporate clients and sell them on devices, the iPhone maker’s plans to challenge sector...

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07:25
Review: Moshi iGlaze Armour for iPhone 6 Plus and...

iGlaze Armour is a pretty straightforward case, with equally straightforward pros and cons. We like the metallic look of the back, but we’re never fond about companies leaving cutouts to reveal the Apple logo. And while the case is sturdy and thin — it’s important not to add much bulk to the larger iPhone 6 Plus — we don’t like the feel of the button coverage, which is vague and will have you pushing harder than is necessary.…

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07:24
Review: MaxUpgrades 512GB SSD for 2012 Retina...

Apple's Retina line of MacBook Pro laptop computers are impressive, from their debut in 2012. Thinner than the previous model, they incorporate all of Apple's leading technologies in a slim OS X computing device. The slimness comes with a price -- upgradeability is strictly limited. If you didn't buy what you needed initially, you're mostly out of luck. A few vendors have popped up to partially address the situation, among them, MaxUpgrades. The company has recently introduced an aftermarket way to expand 2012 iMac and Retina MacBook Pro computer SSD storage to 1TB, and we've been living with...



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07:23
State of the union on Apple and Google maps

Molly Wood, writing for the New York Times, digs into the good and bad of Apple and Google maps. I add my own take.

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Review: Kenu Stance is a must-have miniature iPhone...

The Stance compact tripod, Kenu’s latest accessory for iPhone, is one of my favorite gadgets I’ve tried out lately. It’s a tiny, pocketable stand for holding up your iPhone during video recording, FaceTime calling, and more. The Kenu Stance attaches to your iPhone or iPod touch by connecting to the Lightning port where you charge your phone, and it locks in securely for standing up iPhone in either landscape or portrait orientation. Check out my hands-on with the Kenu Stance below…

Spec wise, Kenu says the Stance is the size of a “Wrigley’s 5 pack of gum” and weighs in at 1.02 ounces. For reference, the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 weighs 4.55 ounces while the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus weighs 6.07...

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07:00
Reviews: MaxUpgrades 512GB Retina MacBook Pro SSD

Apple's Retina line of MacBook Pro laptop computers are impressive, dating back from their debut in 2012. Thinner than the non-Retina previous models, they incorporate all of Apple's leading technologies in a slim OS X computing device. The slimness comes with a price -- upgradeability is strictly limited. If you didn't buy what you needed initially, you're mostly out of luck. A few vendors ha ......



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07:00
Rumor Roundup: Honestly

Pegatron Reportedly Boosting iPhone 6 Production, Adding iPhone 6 Plus to Meet Strong Demand (MacRumors)

Source: Japanese website

Chance it's true: 30 percent

Reports like this are rather difficult to take seriously since they're never actually...

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06:42
Chipmakers on verge of parts production for Apple...

Apple chip suppliers are almost ready to begin production of components for the Apple Watch, industry sources claim. The sources add that based on the first batch of orders, Apple could be planning to churn out 30 to 40 million watches. Even if parts production begins shortly however, it may still be a few months before final assembly begins; Apple is only due to ship the product early next year, possibly by Valentine's Day....



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06:40
Samsung’s not done with its ‘me too’ act yet:...

Not content with being a ‘fast follower’ of HealthKit and HomeKit with its Digital Health and Smart Home platforms, and iBeacon with its Proximity Service, Samsung has just announced a Continuity clone, Flow.

People today use multiple devices in their daily activities: phones, tablets, laptops, smart watches, TVs, and more. But the way we work is still device-centric. We still use one application, within one device, with data that is tied to that application and device.

Samsung Flow is a platform that enables developers to create seamless...

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06:31
YouTube Joins the Streaming Music Market with Music...

Google owned YouTube is throwing its hat into the streaming music market with a new service called YouTube Music Key. The subscription-based service, which launches as a beta on November 17, promises ad-free music and videos through the YouTube website and in the company's iOS and Android apps.

The Mac Observer Spin: YouTube has brand recognition, and it's music and videos will be ad-free for Music Key subscribers. Considering Spotify, Pandora, iTunes Radio and other streaming music services have already drawn in so many subscribers, YouTube may have a hard time finding a place to fit into the market.


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06:13
Shares of Apple reach new all-time high, break...

Apple stock is currently trading at its all-time highest levels, putting the company at its highest-ever market capitalization level of more than $659 billion Thursday morning [updated].

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06:10
External Link: The War Between Amazon and Hachette...

Online retailer Amazon and book publisher Hachette have been embroiled in a bitter contract dispute this year, which has made Hachette titles difficult to buy from Amazon. Now the two have reached an agreement, which is said to please both sides. Hachette will get to set its own book prices at Amazon, but it will be financially incentivized to keep those prices low.

 

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Daily Deal: Get the Limefuel Lite LP200X Battery...

Today in iLounge Deals we’re offering the Limefuel Lite LP200X USB Battery Pack for only $34.99. Equipped with 20,000mAh of juice and two USB ports, Limefuel Lite gives you all the power you need to keep your iPhone, iPad, or iPod charged up throughout the day. A built-in digital display tells you how much juice you have left, and Limefuel is designed for portability, weighing only 15 ounces and small enough to fit into a purse, backpack, or…

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SanDisk iXpand Flash: Bring extra storage to your...

As much as we all love our iOS devices, there's something that some Android and Windows Phone devices usually have that would be really nice to have on an iPhone or iPad - expandable storage. Some of those devices have an SD, mini-SD, or micro-SD...

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05:59
SanDisk launches Made-for-iPhone ‘iXpand’ USB flash...

SanDisk is today launching a new Made-for-iPhone/iPad product called iXpand that integrates a Lightning connector into a traditional USB Flash Drive device. Like similar products that have recently started hitting the market, the iXpand makes it easier to transfer content between iOS devices and computers with standard USB ports by including Apple’s proprietary Lightning connector in addition to a traditional USB plug.

Sure most of us can easily transfer content over the...

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05:56
Activision’s ‘Call of Duty: Heroes’ freemium iOS app...

Activision has officially launched Call of Duty: Heroes, its 3D combat strategy game for the iPhone and iPad. Unlike the companion app for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare launched earlier this month, this latest offering is a full standalone game like Strike Team.

While the basic game is free to play, you might want to take note of the cost of the optional in-app purchases before you get hooked: these range from $9.99 to a frightening $99.99 … 

The game is a Clash of the Clans style strategy game, but lets you take control of familiar heroes from Call of Duty console games,...

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05:45
Staples Black Friday: Use Apple Pay & save 20%...

From 9to5Toys.com:

iPads. Apple TV. iTunes gift cards. Staples has some blockbuster Apple deals in its recently leaked ad. And unlike Black Friday deals from Best Buy, Walmart, Target, and others, they accept Apple Pay! Doors will open on Thanksgiving Day at 6pm until 10pm, and on Black Friday starting at 6am. You’ll be able to make all your Staples Black Friday purchases with your Apple Pay-enabled iPhone, as well. Below we...

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05:30
Improve your hunting chances with Hunt Predictor

Experienced hunters have a better chance of being successful because of that experience, Over time and lots of actual hunting they learn about the impact of wind, temperature, sun and moon times, and location. Now you can gain some of that same...

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Review: mPact Glass Extreme Screen Protection for...

Ever since I can remember I’ve installed a screen film on the front of my iPhone. I’m rough on my electronics and iPhone screens take a lot of abuse.

My iPhone is a tool and I treat it like the utility that it is. While it’s a rather expensive (and fragile) tool, it gets tossed into some of the most treacherous places on the planet (pockets, bags, cup holders) and mine gets handled by one of the most unpredictable forces known to mankind – children.

I’ve always gravitated toward Japanese PET films – made from a PolyEthylene Terephthalate resin – from Zagg, and most recently Power Support, until my colleague Rob Parker (a film and video pro) introduced me to glass screen protectors a few years back. The benefit is that glass screen protection doesn’t affect screen sensitivity nor image quality....

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04:35
Hands On: The Great Photo App (iOS)

Let's face it, photography is daunting. With a slew of vocabulary that is less than user-friendly and an ever-increasing amount of gadgetry attempt to master, it's not exactly something one can jump right into. However, The Great Photo App by Baglan Dosmagambetov is aiming to make sense of all photography has to offer, and pass this information on to the user with Apple's handhelds as the teacher....



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03:57
Rdio matches Spotify’s family deal of $5/month for...

Streaming music service Rdio has reduced the price of its family membership plans to match the deal Spotify announced last month of half-price subscriptions for additional family members. This means the first member pays the standard $10/month fee while up to four extra family members get their own account for $5/month.

Rdio has offered family memberships for several years now, but this price reduction brings the service into line with Spotify. As with Spotify, each family member gets their own playlists, keeping things tidy – especially now that you can listen to Rdio in your car thanks to CarPlay support.

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02:56
Apple patent reveals method of attaching sapphire...

While rumors that Apple would incorporate sapphire into its latest iPhone 6 flagship handset failed to materialize, the company is continuing work on such a solution, according to a patent application uncovered on Thursday.

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00:07
XCOM: Enemy Within expansion comes to iOS as...

One year after its PC release, the XCOM game expansion known as Enemy Within has arrived on iOS as a standalone "sequel" to the OS X game XCOM: Enemy Unknown. While the Mac version of the game allows players to add-on the Enemy Within expansion as an in-app purchase, there has been no iOS version of Enemy Unknown, necessitating the move to a standalone app for the iOS port of Enemy Within....



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Wednesday November 12

23:56
Apple Watch chip suppliers rumored to start...

A rumor out of East Asia on Wednesday claims chip manufacturers responsible for supplying silicon for the upcoming Apple Watch are ramping toward production ahead of an expected early 2015 launch.

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23:51
Google to launch YouTube Music Key subscription...

Google today announced that it will be launching its YouTube Music Key subscription music service next week.

The service will be available on personal computers as well as smartphones running Google’s Android operating system to start. Beginning November 17, 2014 users will be able to listen to music without ads on the YouTube site. On smartphones, they will be able to play music in the background while they browse in other mobile apps, and store music for offline playback.

The service will be available free for the first six months, but by invitation only. It will then be offered for a promotional lifetime price of US$...

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23:14
Snapchat cracks down on third-party app use, prompts...

Ephemeral picture messaging service Snapchat said this week that it's cracking down on the use of third-party applications. The move comes a month after a database of photos originating from Snapchat was leaked online, reportedly coming from a third-party service that allowed users circumvent the self-destructing feature of the platform....



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22:12
Report claims chip suppliers are preparing to ramp...

Apple has yet to provide a specific launch date for the Apple Watch, leaving its early 2015 timeframe and internal memo revealing a spring launch after Chinese New Year as the only information to go by in terms of a release date. A new report by Taiwan-based DigiTimes, however, suggests that the Apple Watch could launch sooner rather than later next year.

According to DigiTimes, which has a hit-and-miss track record at reporting on Apple’s future product plans,...

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21:58
LaunchBar 6.1.5

Maintenance release with a number of bug fixes for the keyboard-based launcher. ($29 new, free update, 9.8 MB)

 

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2K brings XCOM: Enemy Unknown expansion ‘Enemy...




2K games, maker of BioShock and XCOM have released a new “expansion” for the popular XCOM: Enemy Unknown titled Enemy Within...

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21:20
AT&T Next offers $50 credit to iPhone upgraders...

Until the end of the year, AT&T is offering a $50 bill credit when current subscribers upgrade to a new iPhone under Next program. Buyers who get a new iPhone from either the online or retail Apple Stores under AT&T's Next installment payment plan (and keep the line active for at least 45 days after doing so) will see a $50 bill credit"within three billing cycles," according to the terms of the deal. The carrier is reserving the right to end the promotion prematurely, though its expected to stay in place through 2014....



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