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Friday April 10

04:12
eBay scalpers out in force within minutes of Apple...

It didn’t take long for almost all models of the Apple Watch to sell out, and with sad predictability it didn’t take that much longer for the eBay scalpers to take advantage of this fact.

At the time of writing, the second most expensive ad was $1700 for a 42mm stainless steel model with Milanese Loop bracelet (a cool thousand bucks over the retail price), the same model with a link bracelet has a starting bid of $1350 and a buy-it-now of $1900 – and even the $349 Sport is being advertised for over $800.

The most expensive Apple Watch advertised isn’t the Edition, however …

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03:50
Don’t think you’re done after paying $10-17k for...

You might think that when you’d laid out between $10,000 and $17,000 for your Apple Watch Edition (low-key box included), and a further $1500 for AppleCare+ to protect it, you could safely extinguish the flames on your credit card and put it away. But nope: according to a company document we’ve seen, if you actually need to claim on AppleCare+, the ‘service fee’ is a cool $1000.

Perhaps that buys you some time with someone in Apple’s executive suite or a celeb or something.

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03:30
16 awesome accessories for your new Apple Watch

Here comes the Apple Watch accessory parade

So, you just preordered your first Apple Watch. Now what? You’ll need some accessories for it, of course! The Apple Watch won’t even ship until April 24, but that hasn’t stopped manufacturers from designing accessories and add-ons for Apple’s latest must-have. From charging stands and display pads to additional straps and Watch bumpers, you have no shortage of extras to choose from. Read on to check out the first batch of third-party accessories for the Apple Watch. 

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03:15
Here’s what the premium Apple Watch Edition box...



Someone has taken pictures of the Apple Watch Edition packaging, which unlike the cheaper models doubles as a charging dock. The pictures show the more premium leather lining of the box. The insert for the charging cable is also visible in the pictures. The Apple Watch is suspended on its side whilst charging, clamped by the adaptor. As shown earlier this week, the Apple Watch packaging is similar but does not use the materials and lacks the charging element.

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02:23
Almost all Apple Watch models sold out, AppleCare+...

 

Update: All Apple Watch models in the US are now at minimum 4 – 6 week shipping estimates in less than six hours.

Whether due to high demand or low supply, all models of Apple Watch have now almost entirely sold out with many slipping delivery date estimates in mere minutes of preorders opening. In the US, the 38 mm Stainless Steel Case with Black Classic Buckle is the only model still on offer with a ‘April 24th – May 8th’ shipping date.

AppleCare+ pricing is now also visible on store.apple.com. AppleCare+ costs $49 for Apple Watch Sport, $69 for Apple Watch and $1500 for Apple Watch Edition. Interestingly, Apple is also offering a ‘combo purchase’ where you can buy AppleCare+ for both your iPhone and your Watch at a bundled price of $100 more...

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01:19
All six Star Wars movies now available on iTunes

As announced, Disney has today released all six Star Wars movies as digital downloads on iTunes. The collection is priced at $89 as a bundle. Each movie can be downloaded separately for $20 a piece.

As part of the promotion, Apple has also launched a special collection featuring films, apps, TV shows, music and books from the franchise. Although iTunes is obviously a convenient option for users in the Apple ecosystem, it is not the cheapest way to buy the series. Other vendors, like Google Play, are offering much heavier discounts, so shop around for better deals.

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00:29
FAQ: Everything you need to know about the Apple...

Apple Watch debuted six months ago, which was plenty of time to think up all kinds of questions that company didn’t answer the first time around. How long does the battery last? How will Apple Pay work? How much do the things even cost?

Apple put the watch on display again at its recent “Spring Forward” event, and this time gave some concrete details. Here’s everything you need to know about Apple Watch before it goes on sale April 24. Got more questions? Let us know in the comments, and be sure to check back for the full Macworld review at the end of April....

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00:19
How to preorder an Apple Watch starting right now

It’s after 12:01 a.m. Pacific and 3:01 a.m. Eastern, which means Apple Watch is now available to preorder (and also you should probably be in bed).

Head on over to Apple’s website or the Apple Store app on iOS to reserve the Watch you want, just like you would an iPhone. Apple has allowed prospective buyers to mark their favorite Watches online to speed up the selection process.

Apple let you favorite Apple Watch models for easier preordering comparison.

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00:11
Apple Watch preorders, 12" MacBook sales go...

Apple's online storefront reopened at midnight on Friday to accept Apple Watch preorders and sales of the new 12-inch MacBook, kicking off global sales of two hotly anticipated products.

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00:04
Apple begins Apple Watch pre-orders & 12-inch...

Update: Shipment dates are all over the place for the Apple Watch. Many models are already showing delivery dates in June, while the Edition shows an August arrival date. Some 12-inch MacBook models still ship in 1-3 business days.

As expected, the highly anticipated Apple Watch is now available for pre-order through Apple’s online store. Likewise, the new 12-inch MacBook is now available for purchase through the online store. Pre-orders of the Apple Watch and sales of the MacBook are also live in the Apple Store app on iOS devices. You can also now make appointments to try-on an Apple Watch at...

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00:01
Apple Watch preorders begin: 5 reasons to splurge, 5...

Apple just started accepting preorders for the Apple Watch, which ships April 24, and now you can book appointments to try the device on and see how it works in person. Getting some time up close with the device will go a long way toward helping potential buyers make a decision, but choosing whether to buy now or pass on this round is going to be a tough call.

We’ve covered the Apple Watch announcement and launch events. We’ve combed through the...

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00:01
PSA: Online Apple Watch and MacBook orders have...

Apple has just begun taking orders for the two newest members of its hardware lineup: the Apple Watch and the Retina MacBook.

The MacBook starts shipping now. It starts at $1,299, which will get you a 1.1GHz (2.4GHz Turbo) Intel Core M-5Y31, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD. A $1,599 model gets you a 1.2GHz (2.6GHz Turbo) Core M-5Y51, the same 8GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD, and a 1.3GHz (2.9GHz Turbo) Core M-5Y71 is available as a build-to-order option if you need more speed. The MacBook is available in space gray, silver, and gold, same as recent iPhones or iPads.

The Apple Watch doesn't ship until April 24, and you can get it delivered or pick it up from your nearest Apple Store depending on which is the most convenient for you. Pricing for the watch varies wildly depending on which edition, body, and strap you choose, but the ones that most people will actually buy are the aluminum Apple Watch Sport and...

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Thursday April 9

23:56
Drake shows up at Coachella wearing an Apple Watch,...

Just hours before Apple Watch preorders are scheduled to go live on the Online Apple Store, rap star Drake posted to Instagram a picture of himself wearing the hotly anticipated device at this year's Coachella Valley Arts and Music Festival.

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20:12
Apple Store goes down ahead of Apple Watch preorders

Apple took down the Online Apple Store late Thursday night as the company made preparations for what is expected to be an onslaught of Apple Watch preorders.

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18:51
Photos and video show first Apple Watch try-on...

Apple Watch is now available to try on at Apple Store locations in Australia and East Asia, and while preorders have not yet gone live, a number of customers are posting photos and video from their sessions.

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18:14
Everything you need to know before preordering Apple...

In just a few hours, Apple will open the floodgates to Apple Watch preorders. With initial supply constraints expected, prospective buyers are urged to have their selections in mind prior to midnight, and AppleInsider has your guide.

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17:07
First Apple Watch displays go live in retail stores...



While most are still waiting for the clock to strike April 10th, Apple Stores in the eastern part of the world have started opening their doors to Apple Watch appointments and potential buyers. Images posted to Twitter and Instagram show lines of customers waiting outside of stores to get their hands on the Apple Watch.

Photos of Apple Stores in Australia show lines full of customers as well as media crews looking to report on the launch. In Japan, Apple Stores have yet to open their doors to customers, but considerably...

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17:00
Today in the App Store -- Solve, The Robot Factory...

Here are some of the best free apps, app updates and new apps that have landed in the App Store recently. Today's notable apps include a discount on Solve - A colorful graphing calculator, the new Robot Factory kid’s building game and a major update to Unclutter. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can.

iOS Apps Now Free

Solve - A colorful graphing calculator [Now free, down from $1.99] Solve solves expressions as you type and features an innovative memory system to store and recall answers. Simply touch the answer to store it and touch the stored answer to use it in an expression.

Where To Go? PRO - Find Points of Interest using GPS. [Now free, down from...

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16:00
Apple Watch screen test shows incredible scratch...

UK electronics repair shop iPhonefixed obtained a 38mm sapphire glass display from the Apple Watch and tested the screen for its durability. The team tried to scratch the display covering by rubbing it on a stone wall as well as marking it with a key, coin and abrasive paper. They even pounded it with a hammer and drilled it with a power drill. At the end of their tests, there were no marks or scratches on the screen.

The sapphire screen will be available on the Watch and Watch edition models, with prices starting at $549 for the 38mm Watch. The $349 Watch Sport edition will ship with ION-X Glass, which offers less scratch resistance, but is more shatterproof and impact resistant than its sapphire counterparts....

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15:00
AWT News Update: April 9, 2015

It's the Thursday before pre-orders begin for the Apple Watch, and here's some of the news of the day:

  • Reviews are in for the 12-inch MacBook with Retina Display, and they're overwhelmingly positive, although not everyone thinks getting a first-generation device is a good idea
  • A UK company releases a video in which a brick, keys, coins, and a power drill couldn't scratch the sapphire display that is used on the midrange and high-end Apple Watches
  • Epson releases a sub-$100 all-in-one printer that is AirPrint and Mac compatible
  • Google's Android Wear app for iOS may be out soon... if Apple will allow it on the App Store, that is

Note that there may not be an AWT News Update tomorrow (Friday) afternoon.

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14:00
WALTR gets an update, adds subtitle support and more...

Readers who have been with Apple World Today since the beginning will remember WALTR (US$29.95), as the Mac app's developer -- Softorino -- was one of our sponsors. All of us on the AWT team are huge fans of WALTR, which can take just about any video file format, convert it quickly, and then transfer it for viewing on your iPad or iPhone.

WALTR got an update to version 1.5 today, and it's a doozy. The design of the app has been retouched for a new fresh look, but still retains the drag-and-drop ease of use it's always had. You  never need to worry about whether or not your iPhone or iPad will support a file type; just drag it to the app on your Mac and WALTR takes care of the details, making sure that the video file is converted to a format that is playable on iOS.

New file formats include:
    •    Video:  FLV, M2TS, TS(experimental), DV, MPG, MPEG, MPE, MPEG(old types), WEBM
    •    Audio:  M4B,...

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13:57
External Link: Apple Watch and Accessibility

If you’re wondering how well the Apple Watch might work for people with accessibility issues, Steven Aquino takes a detailed look at the accessibility features Apple has woven into its new wristwear. The report is encouraging, and includes a “definite lubriciousness.”

 

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13:57
External Link: The Accessibility of the Apple Watch

If you’re wondering how well the Apple Watch might work for people with accessibility issues, over at iMore, Steven Aquino takes a detailed look at the accessibility features Apple has woven into its new wearable. Aquino’s report is encouraging, and amusingly notes that the digital crown has “a definite lubriciousness.”

 

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13:50
Latest version of OS X closes Backdoor-like bug that...

For at least four years, a bug in Apple's OS X gave untrusted users—and possibly remote hackers with only limited control of their target—unfettered "root" privileges over Macs.

The vulnerability is being called a "hidden backdoor" by Emil Kvarnhammar, the security researcher who discovered the bug and privately reported it to Apple. It's probably more accurate to describe it the equivalent of an unpublished programming interface that allowed users with admin or even lower-level standard privileges to gain root. The privilege escalation flaw was fixed in a massive security update Apple released Wednesday for the 10.10, aka Yosemite, version of OS X. Macs running versions 10.9 or earlier remain vulnerable.

"The Admin framework in Apple OS X contained a hidden backdoor API to root access for several years (at least since 2011, when 10.7 was released...

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13:15
External Link: An Open Letter to Apple Watch Early...

Developer Greg Pierce of Agile Tortoise has penned an open letter to Apple Watch early adopters, asking for patience. Pierce explains that most developers have yet to even see an Apple Watch, and their early apps may have to be retooled or dropped entirely. Some developers may take time to get their apps to the Apple Watch. Pierce encourages users to politely share with developers what features they want to see in their Apple Watch apps.

 

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13:15
The Week in iPhone Cases: New waterproof cases from...

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

This week’s roundup of new iPhone’s cases also features customizable cases from Casetify and Griffin, plus a cute leather wristlet from Gresso.

Casetify

The Metaluxe (iPhone 5/5S, 6, and 6 Plus; $50) features interchangeable backplates that can be customized with your own photos or designs. If DIY isn’t really your thing, Casetify has several stock patterns for you to choose from instead.

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13:13
External Link: Make Your Own Apple II Watch

No, this isn’t an April Fools’ joke. Instructables user Aleator777 has released plans for a custom Apple II watch. All you need to build it is a 3D printer and a few electronic components. It even features miniature floppy disks and blinking LEDs. But while the Apple II watch does display the date and time, the rest of the software is mostly a novelty.

 

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13:00
Apple Watch pre-ordering survival guide -- how to...

Apple will begin accepting pre-orders for its Apple Watch starting Friday at 12:01 AM Pacific Time with sales commencing at the same time in launch countries worldwide. Your ordering window will vary depending on your time zone with some unlucky people like me waiting until the early morning hours for the Apple Store to start processing Watch pre-orders. As a seasoned veteran who has been pre-ordering Apple products for years, I've learned a few tricks to help pass the time and successfully secure my device of choice. Read on to find out how you can fill your wait time with fun and end the process with an Apple Watch order confirmation.

With this product, pre-ordering is crucial as the Apple Watch will be sold online only. Unlike previous launches, you will not be able to stroll into the store to purchase a Watch on launch day unless you have an online...

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11:41
Apple releases iTunes 12.1.2 update

Hot on the heels of muchos other updates, Apple has released iTunes 12.1.2.

The new version, a 120 megabyte download, improves syncing to your iOS devices from the newly-released Photos for OS X. The update also adds several improvements to the Get Info window and improves overall application stability.

iTunes 12.1.2 requires a Mac running OS X 10.7.5 or later to install and run.

If you’ve tried the new version and have any feedback to offer, let us know in the comments.

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11:40
Mac 911: How to erase your Mac's hard drive the...

When you sell or donate a Mac or give it to a family member, it’s best to make a clean break: wipe the puppy clean, reinstall the latest version of OS X, and hand off a system that you’re not worried has remnants of yourself on it.

But how can you be sure? Readers have written in with several related questions, so let’s talk this week about erasing a drive, how FileVault 2 encryption can play into it, and out-of-date Recovery Drive partitions.

Erase and leave no trace

Reader Jim Kay, who asked about migrating from one Mac to another a couple of weeks ago, had a second question as well that opens a delightful can of worms:

Since I’m looking to resell my current Mac, how do I reinstall OS X, so as to wipe my hard drive and resell knowing the new buyer has a cleaned-up computer, and my files are nowhere to be found on it?

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11:16
Devs Rev Up for a Weekend of Galactic Problem-Solving


More than 10,000 software and hardware developers, scientists and space fans will spend this weekend huddling in rooms in 136 cities around the world to participate in NASA's fourth annual International Space Apps Challenge -- a hackathon for space wonks. Using IBM's Bluemix, they will develop apps, software, hardware, data visualization and platform solutions to help space exploration missions and to improve life on Earth. The participants will leverage publicly available data from more than 200 NASA sources, including real-life NASA missions.

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11:00
12-inch MacBook review roundup

Yesterday the embargo was lifted on reviews of the Apple Watch; today, it's the new 12-inch MacBook that's under the microscope. Here's a roundup of comments from the reviewers, all of whom are veteran Apple bloggers:

Jim Dalyrmple, writing for Loop Insight: "The new MacBook is a gorgeous computer that expertly fills a niche that many need. It’s powerful enough to do all of the regular work you’ll need to get done at home, the office, or on the road. The model I’m using is Space Gray, has 8GB of RAM and a 1.1 GHz Intel Core M processor.

The MacBook runs completely silent and fits perfectly into my workflow. I haven’t touched either of my other two computers since I started using this one, and I’m very happy. This is my workflow now."

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10:40
Should You Buy the Apple Watch?

The Apple Watch reviews have begun to pour in, all attempting to answer the obvious question that arises whenever Apple releases a new product line: “Should I buy it?” The answer, as always, is “maybe.”

 

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10:32
Karelia’s Sandvox Hosting Simplifies Web Site Hosting

Karelia Software has supplemented its Web site creation software Sandvox with the new Sandvox Hosting service that integrates tightly with Sandvox itself for a simple setup and publishing experience.

 

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10:00
Designed by many Kickstarting a pair of Apple Watch...

Designed by many is a design shop based in South Florida, and it's had success in the past coming up with innovative accessory designs, then crowdfunding the manufacturing. A good example of this strategy was the original AL13 Aerospace Aluminum iPhone Bumper, which was a groundbreaking design that has been replicated by many other manufacturers.

The company is going the crowdfunding route for a pair of Apple Watch accessories later this month; the Banded Classic (see image above), a leather and aluminum housing for the Watch that aims to jazz up the low-end versions of the device and the Simple Station, a dual Apple Watch/iPhone charging station (below).

While the Kickstarter campaign hasn't launched at this point, you can...

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09:28
MacBook reviews: ahead of its time, but hurt by weak...

Apple lifted its review embargo on the new 12-inch MacBook on Thursday, and the first early-access reviews began to emerge, prasing some of the notebook's futuristic design traits while typically criticizing issues like weak performance and a lack of present-day compatibility.

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09:05
∞ Review: 12-inch MacBook

There are a lot of things to consider with the new MacBook—a Retina display, a new sized screen, weight, redesigned batteries, a newly designed keyboard and trackpad, and the fact the laptop only has one port—USB-C. Of course, one of the biggest things, for me anyway, is whether the MacBook fits into my workflow. Any one of these new features could be a deal breaker for many people, or this could simply be one of the smartest moves Apple has made in its laptop business in years. [...]

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09:01
The 2015 MacBook previews a future that’s not quite...


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On April 10, Apple will put its newest product line up for pre-order, but it’s also making a significant change to one of its oldest, longest-running product families. Funny how that works.

The new MacBook is minimalist to the extreme. It’s the Mac boiled down and condensed until removing anything else would make it not a Mac anymore. It’s the first Mac since that very first MacBook Air to depart from existing conventions to a degree that leaves people surprised and upset.

We’ve been living with the new MacBook for a little over a week now, which is about as much time as you need to take in all the new stuff it adds: the Retina display,...

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09:00
Throwback Thursday: The Mac IIcx arrives...

Today's Throwback Thursday comes from the June 1989 issue of MacUser magazine. It's a writeup about what I still think is my personal favorite Mac of all time -- the Mac IIcx. Five years after the introduction of the Mac, this machine was revolutionary. It had three NuBus expansion slots, a Motorola 68030 CPU running at a blazing (for the time) 15.7 MHz, and it featured a modular design that allowed everything from the logic board to the speaker to be replaced easily. 

I bought one of these in 1989 after watching the introduction live via closed-circuit TV to an office in downtown Denver. During that demo, Jean-Louis Gassée actually assembled a IIcx on stage. The IIcx quickly became my go-to machine, and worked...

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08:31
Apple Leaves Chinese CNNIC Root In OS X and iOS...

Trailrunner7 writes When it was revealed late last month that a Chinese certificate authority had allowed an intermediate CA to issue unauthorized certificates for some Google domains, both Google and Mozilla reacted quickly and dropped trust in CNNIC altogether. Apple on Wednesday released major security upgrades for both of its operating systems, and the root certificate for CNNIC, the Chinese CA at the heart of the controversy, remains in the trusted stores for iOS and OS X. The company has not made any public statements on the incident or the continued inclusion of CNNIC's certificates in the trusted stores.


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08:29
Apple Watch to be available for online pre-order...

With only one day left until the Watchening/first available pre-order of the Apple Watch, your best bet might be to order yours online.

Apple on Thursday confirmed that orders for the upcoming Apple Watch will be available exclusively online during the launch window, as the company expects that consumer demand will outstrip available supply of units.

The company issued a reminder stating that in-store previews and preorders will begin on Friday, ahead of the April 24th launch. But preorders will be available online-only, and users who try on the unit in stores will not be able to place an order in the store.

The Apple Watch will be available...

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08:28
Apple will take Watch orders online only during...

If you were hoping to saunter into an Apple Store and pick up an Apple Watch after trying it on, think again. Apple confirmed Thursday that you won’t be able to buy an Apple Watch in person at launch: It will be an online exclusive, at least in its early days.

“We are excited to welcome customers tomorrow and introduce them to Apple Watch, our most personal device yet,” Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts said in a Thursday news release. "Based on the tremendous interest from people visiting our stores, as well as the number of customers who have gone to the Apple Online Store to mark their favorite Apple Watch ahead of availability, we expect that strong customer demand will exceed our supply at launch. To provide the best experience and selection to as many customers as we can, we will be taking orders for Apple Watch exclusively online during the initial...

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08:11
MCE launches Fovea Extreme 3 USB 3.0 Blu-ray...

This could be nifty.

MCE Technologies has begun the shipping Aluminum Fovea Extreme 3, an Aluminum USB 3.0 Blu-ray/DVD/CD Recorder designed for all Macs with, or without, a built-in optical drive. The unit includes Mac Blu-ray Player software in order to watch Blu-ray movies on the Mac and is compatible with all forms of optical disc media including M-Disc 25GB Blu-ray media.

The Aluminum Fovea Extreme 3 can read and record data and high definition video to 25GB, 50GB, 100GB, and 128GB Blu-ray recordable discs, as well as M-Disc Blu-ray media. In addition to playing and recording Blu-ray media, the drive plays and records all DVD and CD formats as well. The Fovea Extreme...

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07:30
The Apple ][ watch on Instructables is fantastic

An Apple Watch is hip but an Apple ][ Watch is hipster.

The makers at Instructables have outdone themselves with this amazing Apple ][ Watch build. You'll find complete, step-by-step instructions for making you own. And hey, it really shows the time! 

Congratulations to Instructables user Aleator777. This thing is amazing. 

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06:41
Apple's iOS 8.3 enables Wi-Fi calling on Sprint...

Apple launched Wi-Fi calling for the iPhone last fall as part of iOS 8, but at the time only T-Mobile chose to support the feature. More than six months later, Sprint is following suit and adding Wi-Fi calling support for the iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 5s, and 5c.

Wi-Fi calling allows you to make phone calls using your carrier-issued number, but instead of going out over a cellular network the calls traverse the Internet via Wi-Fi.

Sprint's Wi-Fi calling will also enable subscribers traveling overseas to make free calls back to the U.S. from more than 200 countries.

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06:13
Apple lays out the rules for Apple Watch pre-orders...

Lots of details from Apple’s press release this morning.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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06:00
iTranslate, the magic spoken voice language...

iTranslate is an amazing app that will translate your spoken words from one language into another. It’s like magic.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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05:22
∞ Big steps for Apple on emoji and diversity

Buried among the new features in the release of iOS 8.3 and OS X 10.10.3 was a big change to Apple’s emoji library. Read on for the details.

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05:00
Heartbleed Threat Won't Fade Away


This week marks the first anniversary of the Heartbleed vulnerability that caused a panic across the Internet last year. While the flaw appears to have faded from the recollections of Net denizens, it still poses danger at many sites in cyberspace.
Heartbleed was discovered in April 2014 in an open source library, OpenSSL, used by the SSL protocol. SSL is used to encrypt data in transit on the Net. By exploiting the flaw with a specially crafted packet, hackers could extract data from a server's memory in 64K chunks.

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03:58
Why Popcorn Time's 'jailbreak-free'...

Popcorn Time aggregates the world’s supply of movies and television shows into a beautifully organized and searchable display. It relies on peer-to-peer distribution using BitTorrent. Unfortunately for all concerned, the supply it taps into comprises almost entirely pirated content.

It was well known that nearly all digital (and many digitized) television episodes and movies were available somewhere in the world, but putting a Netflix-like browsing interface on top of it that any ordinary user could access was a success. Popcorn Time quickly garnered millions of users. The main project was shut down over a year ago, but as it was open source, other versions forked from the original code.

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03:46
GraphicConverter 9.6.1

Maintenance update for the venerable graphic conversion and editing utility. ($39.95 new, free update, 235 MB)

 

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03:30
Use these 7 products on your quest to take the...

No matter what your thoughts are on Kim Kardashian West, you have to admit one thing: Her selfie game is strong. Short of hiring professional photographers and lighting specialists to follow you around and snap photos, how are you supposed to compete with her high-quality Instagram stream?

The answer: Selfie hardware. The perfect selfie isn’t taken with a straight iPhone—you need extra boosters, such as fancy lighting, wireless remotes, and lenses for your iPhone’s front-facing camera, in order to master the selfie technique.

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Wednesday April 8

20:29
1Password 5.3

Improves how 1Password handles two-step verifications and adds capability to start FaceTime Audio or Skype calls. ($49.99 new, free update, 34.8 MB)

 

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20:14
Apple adds 10 new retailers to Apple Pay website,...

Apple this evening has added 10 new retailers to its Apple Pay site, bringing the total to 68 merchants. Eddy Cue revealed earlier this year that Apple Pay was available in Oracle Arena, home of the Golden State Warriors, and Apple has officially added the arena to its site tonight. Apple also officially added the Amway Center and US Airways Center to the site, although both have previously supported Apple Pay.

Other additions to the Apple Pay site include Acme, Davis Food and Drug, FireHouse Subs, GameStop, Luby’s, Rubio’s and T-Mobile retail. Apple also added fast-food chain Raley’s to the list of retailers to which Apple Pay support is coming soon.

Apple recently...

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19:19
iOS 8.3 How-to: Report iMessages as junk

If you use iMessage, it’s possible to receive junk messages due to the fact that spammers only need the email address associated with your Apple ID. You’ve always been able to report spam messages to Apple by sending an email containing a screenshot of the spam, the phone number or email address of the spammer, and the date and time it was sent. But let’s face it, most of us probably didn’t bother reporting the spam or going through that much trouble to do so. With iOS 7, Apple added the ability to...

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16:43
New Facebook Messenger web experience gets an...

Earlier today Facebook unveiled a dedicated website for its Messenger service, accompanying dedicated apps for the iPhone and iPad. Now, however, a third-party developer has taken that newly unveiled web interface and put it into a dedicated OS X desktop app.

The app is still in its early stages, but most of the base functionalities of Messenger are there. The interface is nearly identical to what you would find on Messenger.com and Facebook’s other Messenger apps. On the left hand side is a list of all your ongoing discussions, while actual message threads are displayed on the right.

As far as bugs go, the ability to upload images is current non-functioning...

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16:15
iCube

If you need to chill out after reading all those Apple Watch reviews, let me show you this wonderful new, tiny and always-be-melting Apple Computer.

Om Malik finds some of the most wonderful things.

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16:00
AWT News Update: April 8, 2015

On today's AWT News Update:

  • Miami residents are getting an updated Lincoln Road Apple Store and some art, thanks to a contemporary artist who is painting a mural at the site (see image above)
  • The Apple Watch isn't even available yet, but Apple has announced that a software update will be delivered to address some performance issues described in the many reviews that were published by major news outlets today
  • Apple is set to launch an expansion of its Prineville, Oregon data center now that the state legislature has resolved a tax issue
  • OS X 10.10.3 Yosemite arrived today, along with the new Photos app

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15:57
Apple unveils new Siri tips website as it brings...

After expanding several Siri features to 9 new countries earlier today, Apple this evening has unveiled a redesigned Siri website. The site gives a specific breakdown of what Apple’s voice assistant is capable of, as well as specific examples of questions it can answer.

Along the middle of the site are categories of Siri’s capabilities, including: At A Glance, Staying in Touch, Getting Organized, Sports, Entertainment, Out and About, Getting Answers, and Tips and Tricks. Clicking one of the categories shows specific questions Siri can answer, with accompanying screenshots. “Tips and Tricks” shows the more technical features of Siri, such as its ability to turn on Airplane mode and adjust Do Not Disturb Mode. “At a Glance” shows...

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15:17
Apple releases iOS 8.3 update

It’s a day of muchos updates for OS X and iOS users.

On Wednesday, Apple released version 8.3 of its iOS operating system.

The new version, a 487 megabyte download, contains a massive helping of fixes and changes. Among them are more than 300 new emoji symbols, a scrolling keyboard, additional languages for Siri and improvements to unknown number filters in iMessage.

As usual, the upgraded OS is available as an over-the-air update by going to Settings > General > Software Update on your iOS device. Users can also connect their iOS device to a Mac or Windows PC and download and install the update from there.

The update contains a fairly massive changelog, which also cites Wi-Fi...

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15:06
How to use Photos for OS X: The ultimate guide

This is a really comprehensive guide from Rene Ritchie and his crew. If you have any questions, this is the best place to start.

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14:42
Kickstarter transparency report shows crowdfunding...

If you've noticed a crowdfunding project that was ripping off someone else's work to make a pitch, you're not alone. Kickstarter has posted its first transparency report, and it notes that there were 282 Digital Millennium Copyright Act takedown requ...

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14:19
Popcorn Time's movie piracy app works on iOS...

Popcorn Time's piracy-centric streaming video service just got a little too easy to access on the go. The outfit has released an installer that lets you use the peer-to-peer app on iOS devices without jailbreaking (that is, loosening restrictions tho...

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14:03
Twitter revamps trends to explain why a topic is...

Peeking at what's trending on Twitter ensures you don't miss anything, but sometimes a hashtag's meaning isn't obvious. For those strange-looking acronyms, subjects and unfamiliar names, the 140-character social network tweaked the way its Android an...

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14:00
Apple expands Siri support to 9 new countries,...

As part of its iOS 8.3 rollout on Wednesday, Apple flipped the switch on various Siri features in nine new countries, while adding CarPlay capabilities in select locales

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13:51
Security Update 2015-004 (Mountain Lion, Mavericks)

Wide-ranging list of vulnerability fixes mirrors many of those patched by 10.10.3 Yosemite. (Free, various sizes)

 

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13:51
Safari 8.0.5, 7.1.5, and 6.2.5

Updates for three versions of Apple’s Web browser improve AutoFill compatibility and patch several security vulnerabilities. (Free)

 

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13:36
Uber's breathalyzer kiosk gets you a ride home...

Uber sees its ridesharing service as an ideal way to get you home safely when you're drunk, and it's trying out some relatively unique technology to prove its point. The company recently set up an Uber Safe kiosk in Toronto that gave sloshed Canadian...

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13:33
iOS 8.3 update appears, and it's a big one!

This morning, the update du jour was that for Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10.3. Now iOS 8.3 has become available, and the 291 MB (at least on my iPhone 6 Plus) update is chock full of improved performance, bug fixes, and -- most importantly -- a redesigned Emoji keyboard.

Here is a series of screenshots of the release notes from iOS 8.3 detailing all of the new or revised features:


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13:20
Engadget's new buyer's guide picks: the...

It's been one busy month for reviews: Engadget has published seven in the past four weeks alone. That means we've got quite a few additions to our various buyer's guides. First up: the HTC One M9. No, we don't like the camera quite as much as the Ult...

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13:02
Patent Case Could Shift Power Balance In Tech...

An anonymous reader writes A lawsuit between Apple and Google could drastically change the power balance between patent holders and device makers. "The dispute centers on so-called standard-essential patents, which cover technology that is included in industry-wide technology standards. Since others have to use the technology if they want their own products to meet an industry standard, the companies that submit their patents for approval by standards bodies are required to license them out on 'reasonable and non-discriminatory',(paywalled) or RAND, terms." If Apple wins, the understanding of what fees are RAND may decrease by at least an order of magnitude.


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13:00
Blizzard blocks 'World of Warcraft' and...

Players in Crimea can no longer access Battle.net, the service that houses Blizzard games World of Warcraft, Diablo 3, Hearthstone and others, The Moscow Times reports. Blizzard blocked its games in response to US sanctions against Crimea -- Google, ...

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12:52
Early Reviews Give Apple Watch One and a Half Thumbs...


The prelaunch reviews of the Apple Watch are out, and though they're generally favorable, they include a few niggling complaints. A select group of reviewers were loaned an Apple Watch for a week. Overall, their consensus is that it's a fine device for tracking health and fitness, it's great for making digital payments, and it has excellent battery life. Also, taking phone calls on the Apple Watch was easier than they expected. However, it took reviewers some time to figure out what to do with the device and how to do it.

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12:50
iOS 8.3 Triggers an Avalanche of Improvements

With iOS 8.3, Apple is offering a collection of new emoji, as well as a plethora of performance, security, and stability improvements that users will be glad to see.

 

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12:47
Apple Releases OS X 10.10.3 with Photos

Apple has released OS X 10.10.3 with the new Photos app, a plethora of new emoji, and various bug fixes.

 

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12:42
Umask fixed in Yosemite: OSX 10.10.3

Tags: umask

Finally!

Yes, Apple has restored the ability to set a user and system umask in OS X 10.10.3. This is a huge fix for users of shared storage. Xsan and all SANs where users want to be able to share files, projects and all things without using ACLs or any LDAP directory. Anyone using shared storage have been demanding this since the upgrade to Yosemite. 10.10.3 is out today and we will be happy.

This is the new way:

sudo launchctl config user umask nnn

sudo launchctl config system umask nnn

Replace nnn with the value you want to set.

Reference: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201684

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12:30
Dell will sell a bigger version of its flagship...

You might not think of Dell as a big name in tablets -- not on the level of, say, Apple or Samsung. In fact, though, the once-stodgy PC maker sells one of our favorite Android tabs, the Venue 8 7000, which won a Best of CES award and earned a strong ...

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12:26
Hillary Clinton recruits a Google exec as her chief...

Hillary Clinton may not have even formally announced that she's running for President yet, but that isn't stopping her from gearing up for what should be a very tech-heavy election. Both the Washington Post and Reuters claim that the former Secretary...

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12:17
EE's WiFi calling service now works on iPhones...

Remember the other day when we said EE's seamless WiFi calling feature was launching on April 10th? Well, there's been a slight change of plan, as the service is available right now on compatible iPhones (the 5s, 5c, 6 and 6 Plus). WiFi calling was o...

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12:11
Facebook Messenger brings fragmented communication...

Wish you could have the Facebook Messenger experience somewhere other than your mobile device? Pine no more because now it's available on the web (it's a platform now, remember?). As Slashgear notes, it's essentially the app experience but living ins...

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12:04
Podcast: It's New Stuff Week, and Apple's...

It's New Everything Week at Apple, with preorders beginning Friday for the Apple Watch. (Susie still isn't sure which one to get, but she's narrowed it down to three. OK, four.) Also launching this week is the new MacBook and its tiny USB-C port, which Glenn can't wait to test. Oh, and some movies on the iTunes Store, something about a war in the stars? Could be good.

We also take another chance to point and giggle at CurrentC (QR codes, seriously, those never cease to make us chuckle), and talk about whether the rumored new Apple TV needs 4K, or if our broadband can even handle that.

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10:57
Pump up your messages with hundreds of new emoji in...

Emoji have become a key part of the way many of us communicate, but everyone knows the symbols aren’t inclusive. An emoji redesign has been in the works for quite some time, and now the results have landed on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch with Wednesday’s release of iOS 8.3.

Now you have access to more than 300 new emoji plus a new scrolling keyboard, so you don’t have to tap through pages to find the symbol that expresses your deepest thoughts. (Or what you had for lunch.)

iOS 8.3 is more diverse across the board, with Siri now able to recognize new languages like Thai, Russian, Turkish, Portuguese, and more.

There are a few other interesting changes, like the addition of filtering to wall out unknown numbers in iMessage. You can also report messages as junk to Apple.

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10:40
Apple releases OS X 10.10.3 Update

This may be the update you’ve been hankering for.

On Wednesday, Apple released its OS X 10.10.3 update. The update, which can be downloaded via the App Store, introduces Photos for OS X and adds the following fixes and changes:

- Adds over 300 new Emoji characters.

- Adds Spotlight suggestions to Look Up.

- Prevents Safari from saving website favicon URLs used in Private Browsing.

- Improves stability and security in Safari.

- Improves Wi-Fi performance and connectivity in various usage scenarios.

- Improves compatibility with captive Wi-Fi network environments.

- Fixes an issue that might cause Bluetooth devices to disconnect.

- Improves...

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10:23
Apple launches OS X 10.10.3, introduces new emojis...

Apple released the latest version of Yosemite on Wednesday, ushering in a wave of new features. OS X 10.10.3 includes the all-new Photos app—which we got a sneak peak of during the introduction of Yosemite during Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference in 2014—plus 300 new diversified emoji. The update also includes a new “look up” panel with Spotlight suggestions, and several other improvements. We got to see some of these features when OS X 10.10.3’s public beta dropped in February, but now the update is available for everyone to install.

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10:16
iOS 8.3 released with fixes for performance and just...

Just a month after adding Apple Watch support with iOS 8.2, Apple has released iOS 8.3 with a larger and much more wide-ranging list of fixes. The update is available as an over-the-air update or through iTunes for any device running iOS 8, including the iPhone 4S, 5, 5C, 5S, 6, and 6 Plus; all iPads except the first-generation model; and the fifth-generation iPod Touch.

The most noticeable fixes, especially for those with older iDevices, will be the performance improvements. Apple claims it has improved general app launch times and responsiveness, as well as specific performance improvements for Messages, Wi-Fi, Control Center, Safari tabs, third-party keyboards, keyboard shortcuts, and the Simplified Chinese keyboard.

The biggest feature update is the new emoji keyboard, also released today as part of OS X 10....

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10:06
Apple releases OS X 10.10.3 with new Photos app,...

Apple has just released the final version of OS X 10.10.3, the latest major update for OS X Yosemite. The update was first available to the public as a beta build back in early March, and it follows a little over three months after OS X 10.10.2. You can view the full release notes on Apple's site here.

The star of this update is the new Photos app, an OS X version of the photo viewing and editing app included with iOS. It primarily functions as a replacement for iPhoto, the basic photo app included with the iLife suite for years before becoming available for free for all new Macs. It also replaces Aperture, Apple's pro photo editing app—though it...

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08:43
First Apple Watch unboxing videos begin to surface

The very first Apple Watch unboxing videos have surfaced.

An unboxing video has surfaced from French web site Metronews, showing the unpacking of a rounded rectangular box nestled inside a square outer one. The rounded box contains the 42mm Watch held on its side, with a buyer’s chosen band type already attached.

The video is short, but confirms that photos of the packaging shared yesterday were legitimate, with a squat, square box housing the MagSafe charging cable in its bottommost compartment and the actual Watch in its own plastic-looking box separate from the rest of the packaging.

Here’s the video and let us know what you think in the comments:

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08:37
The early word on Apple Watch: It's not a must-...

Apple is wading into uncertain territory with its smartwatch, which is an entirely new product category for the company and one that doesn’t seem immediately necessary for most people to buy. Though the same could be said of pretty much any tech gadget, the Apple Watch’s high price point—some models cost as much as an entry-level car—has many people asking: Why do I need one?

Well, you don’t, according to early reviews from the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, and other mainstream outlets. But that doesn’t mean you won’t want one. Apple opens up preorders for Apple Watch on Friday, so these advance looks at the watch from major publications are designed to show everyone why the Watch is worth buying. And for some, it might not be. But these early reviews indicate that the Apple Watch is a beautiful, useful device, even if it’s...

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08:14
The Tech Block publishes ever-growing Apple Watch...

If you’re looking for as many reviews as humanly possible about the Apple Watch before running out and snagging your own unit, you’re in luck.

The cool cats over at The Tech Block have begun compiling a full roundup of as many published reviews about the wearable as possible. The collection includes YouTube videos, summaries and links to the articles themselves and promises to keep growing as additional pieces are published to the Web.

At present, the roundup features reviews from The Verge, Bloomberg, CNET, the New York Times, Techpinions, Daring Fireball, the Wall Street Journal, Recode, Mashable and Yahoo Tech.

If you’re looking for someone’s...

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07:56
New York Times Apple Watch review hits, cites...

The New York Times has come out the door swinging with one of the very first Apple Watch reviews. The piece, penned by Farhad Manjoo, focuses on what works with the watch, what doesn’t and what needs improvement.

It also makes some fairly salient points in that it cites the author’s initial hesitancy about the device, the learning curve, who it’s designed around and what to expect from it.

Perhaps the most interesting point the piece makes is that it helped wean the author away from his smartphone to a degree. Manjoo points out that since the adoption of smartphones in our lives, we’re constantly...

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07:26
Google, Apple and Microsoft Squirm As Global Tax...

An anonymous reader writes: Google, Apple and Microsoft chiefs were hauled in front of an Australian Senate Committee on Wednesday and forced to answer questions about their tax dodging structures. "Under questioning from Greens Senator Christine Milne, [Google's Maile Carnegie] revealed none of the revenue derived from Google's lucrative advertising business is taxed in Australia, rather it is booked in Singapore where the corporate tax rate is set at 17 per cent, as opposed to Australia's 30 per cent. ... However in the strongest defense yet of the company's complex tax structure, Ms Carnegie attempted to highlight the hypocrisy of criticising global technology companies for using the same approach that Australian mining firms, like Rio Tinto, use when deriving profits from China. 'These are international tax arrangements and what Google is doing in Australia is very very similar to what Australian companies are doing outside of Australia. I am not sitting here today trying to...

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07:03
“Popcorn Time” iOS app doesn’t require jailbreak

Semi-legal video streaming app Popcorn Time is coming to iOS with a new version that can be installed without users needing to jailbreak their phones or tablets—but with all the legal risks and ethical problems of actually using it still in place.

Although Popcorn Time already existed for Apple users, it required them to circumvent their devices' protections and then install a third-party alternative to the App Store, both of which voided any warranties with the manufacturer. The 1.2 Beta iOS app avoids these steps entirely.

Despite not needing to jailbreak, you still won't find the app on the official iOS App Store listings—there's no way the Apple gatekeepers would ever allow it onto the platform unless it went completely legit, as anime streaming service Crunchyroll did years...

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06:44
The Apple Watch

Apple Watch is, in many ways, the Bizarro iPhone — in some ways parallel and similar, but in others, the inverse, the opposite.

Both were introduced as three things in one. Steve Jobs, introducing the iPhone back in 2007: “The first one is a widescreen iPod with touch controls. The second is a revolutionary mobile phone. And the third is a breakthrough Internet communications device.” Tim Cook, introducing the Apple Watch: “In addition to being a beautiful object, Apple Watch is the most advanced timepiece ever created, it’s a revolutionary new way to connect with others, and it’s a comprehensive health and fitness companion.”

An iPod, a phone, and an “Internet communicator”.

A watch, a “new way to connect with each other”, and a health and fitness companion.

The iPhone...

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06:25
Now that’s marketing!

Duncan Robson makes YouTube supercut videos and is taking to Patreon to seek funding to keep making them. What’s a supercut video? Watch.

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06:18
Fast Company’s profile of HBO and HBO CEO Richard...

Part industry analysis and part interview, this Fast Company profile is a well crafted and extremely entertaining read.

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06:08
External Link: The Official Guide to Cleaning Your...

Apple has released a support article with instructions for cleaning all of your Apple products: iPhones, iPads, iPods, Macs, cases, displays, and even peripherals. Most of the advice is common sense, but it’s a good idea to check before you clean so you don’t accidentally damage your devices.

 

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06:00
Daily Deals for April 8, 2015, featuring TurnPlay...

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

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05:57
∞ Ask Siri which Apple Watch to get

The iHeartApple2 blog asked Siri:

“Which Apple Watch should I get?”

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05:50
Samsung caught hiring fans to attend their S6 Edge...

WantChinaTimes:

South Korean smartphone giant Samsung paid people to pretend to be its fans at a press conference for its products’ release on Friday, reports Shanghai-based news outlet the Paper.

How is it possible Samsung did this and did not know they’d get caught?

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05:48
Apple Watch review roundup: the best smartwatch yet...

Apple has just lifted the embargo on the Apple Watch for reviewers, allowing the technology press the to give their verdict on the device ahead of Watch preorders on the 10th. The device will actually be available to the public on the 24th. The Apple Watch is a huge release for Apple, its first new product category under Tim Cook. The anticipation for Apple Watch has been simply immense. The pricing model alone is a huge step for the company, entering ‘high-end’ luxury for the first time with the Apple Watch Edition … and a price tag in the $10,000 range. These reviews are our first glance at whether Apple succeeded in making the next hit product.

Reviewers got a demo of the entire Apple Watch buying process, from the initial Apple Store try-on experience right through to handling the device for a few days. Reviewers got to choose their watch-band combination,...

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B&H Photo has Mac Pros on sale for up to $260 off MSRP. Shipping is free, and B&H charges sales tax in NY only: - 3.7GHz 4-core Mac Pro: $2799, $200 off MSRP - 3.5GHz 6-core Mac Pro: $3719.99... Read more
Save up to $600 with Apple refurbished Mac Pr...
The Apple Store is offering Apple Certified Refurbished Mac Pros for up to $600 off the cost of new models. An Apple one-year warranty is included with each Mac Pro, and shipping is free. The... Read more
iMacs on sale for up to $205 off MSRP, NY tax...
B&H Photo has 21″ and 27″ iMacs on sale for up to $205 off MSRP including free shipping plus NY sales tax only: - 21″ 1.4GHz iMac: $999 $100 off - 21″ 2.7GHz iMac: $1189 $110 off - 21″ 2.9GHz... Read more
12-inch 1.1GHz Silver MacBook in stock today
B&H Photo has the new 12″ 1.1GHz Silver MacBook in stock today for $1299 including free shipping plus NY sales tax only. Act now if you’re interested, since we don’t expect B&H to have this... Read more
iPad Air 2s on sale for up to $50 off, NY tax...
B&H Photo has iPad Air 2s on sale for up to $64 off MSRP including free shipping plus NY sales tax only: - 16GB iPad Air 2 WiFi: $469 $30 off - 64GB iPad Air 2 WiFi: $549.99 $50 off - 128GB iPad... Read more
Check Apple prices on any device with the iTr...
MacPrices is proud to offer readers a free iOS app (iPhones, iPads, & iPod touch) and Android app (Google Play and Amazon App Store) called iTracx, which allows you to glance at today’s lowest... Read more
Sale! New 13-inch 256GB MacBook Air for $1099...
B&H Photo has the new 2015 13″ 1.6GHz/256GB MacBook Air on sale for $1099.99 including free shipping plus NY tax only. Their price is $100 off MSRP. Read more

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