News Scanner
TweetFollow Us on Twitter

News Scanner

Wednesday January 20

15:15
AWT News Update: January 20, 2016

Image via collectingtoys.blogspot.com

At the top of a short and sweet AWT News Update today:

  • More CarPlay-compatible cars and trucks are announced from three manufacturers
  • There's an Android kernel flaw that isn't like to be fixed on over 66% of Android devices - time to switch to iOS, folks!

Text version of the podcast is below, and video can be viewed here if you're a masochist.

Subscribe to the Podcast
Text Version

Hi, I’m Steve Sande from Apple World Today, and this is a short and sweet AWT News Update for January 20, 2016....

| Read more »
15:04
Nielsen adds Facebook to its social television...

Since 2013, Nielsen leverages Twitter chatter to gauge how popular a television show is on the web. Starting in a few months, those social ratings will include Facebook. Neilsen's new Social Content Ratings will replace its Twitter TV Ratings to trac...

| Read more »
14:53
Apple profiles Adele producer Greg Kurstin to...

Persisting with the day's music theme, Apple on Wednesday posted a new promotional profile on its website for Logic Pro X, concentrating on Adele producer Greg Kurstin.

| Read more »
14:51
Apple increases iOS App Store revenue lead, now...

Despite a huge jump in Android app downloads from Google Play fueled by the company's expansion into developing markets, Apple's iOS App Store continues to bring in more money and has actually increased its lead in profitability over Android's official store.

| Read more »
14:36
Learn absolutely nothing from watching T-Pain use...

Is this really one of Apple’s official spokespeople for GarageBand? That’s what The Verge says in this T-Painful tutorial that teaches us next to nothing about today’s Garageband update. An update that by the way actually introduces some interesting new features for users of the audio production suite Apple bundles with its iOS devices and Macs.

T-Pain says he’s using GarageBand for his latest recordings, which is notable considering the app is known as an amateur version of Apple’s professional...

| Read more »
14:31
Oculus founder must face lawsuit over use of...

Oculus founder Palmer Luckey isn't going to escape that lawsuit over the alleged misuse of confidential data. A judge has ruled that Luckey has to face the core claim, which accuses him of breaching a contract with his former employer (Total Recall T...

| Read more »
14:13
Apple rolls out Logic Pro X 10.2.1

Apple has updated Logic Pro X — its Mac OS X software for professional songwriting, editing, and mixing — to version 10.2.1. According to Apple, the upgrade contains bug fixes and enhancements including:


  • New multi-threading feature improves performance when processing multiple live channels;
  • Faster playback responsiveness when previewing Apple Loops and performing region edits;
  • Flex Pitch editing can be performed within the Tracks area using a Piano Roll interface;
  • A collection of 30 plug-ins have been redesigned to add Retina support and improve usability;
  • Numerous improvements to Alchemy including Apple Loops support and 11 new spectral effects
  • Improved reliability when downloading additional content;
  • Additional content can be downloaded directly from the Sound Library and Apple Loops browsers;
  • Drum Machine...
| Read more »
14:10
Scientists tie quantum materials into infinite knots

As if quantum physics isn't knotty enough, scientists have now figured how to tie quantum materials into literal knots. A team from Finland's Aalto University, in collaboration with Amherst College, made a very fancy sailor's hitch with a quantum gas...

| Read more »
13:55
Kickstarter explains why the Zano drone project went...

If you were left wondering how the team behind the Zano mini drone could raise so much crowdfunding cash only to crash and burn within the space of a year, you're not alone. Kickstarter commissioned journalist Mark Harris to find out what went wrong,...

| Read more »
13:51
Notable apps and app updates for Jan. 20, 2016

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

Mac OS X Apps/Updates

BestiPhoneCleaner has introduced iPhone Cleaner for Mac, an utility designed specifically to keep iOS devices clean. Smartphones can store different unnecessary data, such as cookies and remnants of applications. 

This is where iPhone Cleaner for Mac comes in. It’s free, and can be downloaded from BestiPhoneCleaner online.

AppleMacSoft has announced DRM Converter 4.9.1 for Mac OS X. It’s an update of the software designed to help users legally remove DRM from protected M4P, M4B, AAC, AA, AAX, and more DRM-protected music...

| Read more »
13:30
Eight top-secret aircraft that definitely aren'...

Since its establishment in 1955, the Groom Lake airfield at Edwards Air Force Base—better known as Area 51—has hosted the development of some of the most exotic and advanced aircraft the world has ever seen. These so-called black projects...

| Read more »
13:15
Samson Meteor M2 Speaker System brings retro chic...

We review a lot of wireless speakers here at Apple World Today, so today's going to be something a bit different. The Samson Meteor M2 Speaker System (US$72.95 via Amazon, affiliate link) is a wired system that delivers loud and clear sound when connected to your Mac or any other sound source.

Design

The look of the Meteor M2 speakers can only be described as "retro chic", as the speakers have that "grilled" look of old microphones. The speakers are a matched stereo set, each with a 2.5 inch driver and a rear-ported passive radiator. An included 3.5mm male to male cable connects the right speaker to the headphone port on your device (Mac or iOS), while another cable connects the right and left speakers. An AC adapter "brick" is included to power the speakers.

The right speaker has a blue LED on the front of it to let you know when the speaker power has been turned...

| Read more »
13:13
The world's largest prime number has 22 million...

A computer at the University of Central Missouri has calculated the world's largest prime number, coming in at 22,338,618 digits and surpassing the previous record by nearly 5 million digits. Prime numbers are an important component in computer encry...

| Read more »
13:07
Apple updates Logic Remote with new iPhone and iPad...

Continuing a string of music-related updates, Apple on Wednesday released a new version of Logic Remote, upgrading the app with support for the iPhone and the iPad Pro.

| Read more »
12:48
Werner Herzog AI documentary to debut at Sundance

During this week's Sundance Film Festival, legendary director Werner Herzog will debut new work produced by cybersecurity company Netscout. Herzog's latest is a documentary on artificial intelligence and robots titled Lo and Behold: Reveries of the C...

| Read more »
12:36
SpaceX Finds Silver Lining in Failed Sea Landing


SpaceX this week failed in its third attempt to land a rocket on an ocean platform. The company has landed a reusable rocket on land successfully, but it has stepped up its efforts to land at sea. The latest attempt, though not successful, was a step forward, SpaceX said. It began at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The Falcon 9 rocket was supposed to deliver its payload, its primary objective, and then land on a drone ship out in the Pacific Ocean. The rocket stuck the landing, but it touched down too hard and broke a leg.

| Read more »
12:20
Apple Watch Hermès on sale in 10 different styles,...

Starting Friday, you can go out and order an Apple Watch Hermès from the Apple Store online, but you might want to bring your French dictionary.

First announced in September 2015 during Apple’s big iPhone 6s event, the Apple Watch Hermès collection was originally only available to purchase in select Apple Stores and Hermès store locations in San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Toronto, as well as in several cities in Europe and Asia. However, it will now be available to purchase through the Hermès and Apple online stores, as reported by Fashionista and The Verge.

... | Read more »
12:01
Who's going to benefit from the tech revolution?

Top tech CEOs spoke about how they think the world will benefit from the coming tech revolution at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Wednesday.

| Read more »
11:53
Worldwide iOS revenue surges in 2015

Worldwide iOS revenue surged in 2015 due, in part, to “incredible gains” in China, the U.S. and Japan. China was among the most important contributors as iOS downloads grew 20% from the fourth quarter of 2014 to the fourth quarter of 2015 and revenue doubled year over year, according to new data from App Annie. 

Google Play made impressive download share gains in the US, as its share of iOS and Google Play downloads combined surpassed the iOS App Store in 2015, according to the research group that measures the app economy. Google Play’s worldwide downloads continued to widen to nearly 100% over iOS during 2015, according to App Annie.

Wearables (such as the Apple Watch) and TV (such as the Apple TV) emerged as key platforms for apps, presenting new opportunities for publishers. “This will be a space to watch in the coming years,” says App...

| Read more »
11:42
Another new kernel flaw that Google won't fix...

A new kernel privilege escalation flaw discovered in the Linux kernel requires server operators to install a patch, but is not going to be fixed for the majority of Android users. After record numbers switched to iOS last quarter, Google's inability to update its user base is inciting switchers to move to iPhones even faster.

| Read more »
11:18
UBS sees record 75M holiday iPhone sales driven by...

Investment firm UBS believes Apple sold a record number of iPhones during the just-concluded December quarter, but that fewer customers opted for Apple's high-end models when compared to a year prior, based on new market research.

| Read more »
11:00
Happy Hour Podcast 050 | New OS X + iOS versions,...

This week Zac and Benjamin talk about the new versions of iOS and OS X along with some changes for iAds and iTunes Radio plus how Beats 1 can be improved. The Happy Hour podcast is available for download on iTunes and through our dedicated RSS feed.

New episodes of Happy Hour are available every Wednesday. As mentioned, you can download this podcast via iTunes or plug in our RSS feed link into...

| Read more »
10:59
New York City gains public gigabit Wi-Fi through...

A long-awaited public Wi-Fi initiative, LinkNYC, is now officially live in New York City, providing people within range of the kiosks with free Internet access as well as ports for charging phones and tablets.

| Read more »
10:20
T-Pain demos GarageBand for iOS updates while...

Despite persistent rumors that the Apple Watch isn't performing as well as expected, the wearable doesn't seem to have lost its cultural cachet as it continues to appear on famous wrists -- including GarageBand ambassador and autotune enthusiast T-Pain.

| Read more »
10:19
Logic Remote adds iPad Pro and iPhone support

In addition to releasing a new Music Memos app and an updated GarageBand, Apple has upgraded its Logic Remote app to version 1.3 adding iPad Pro and iPhone support.

Available at the Apple App Store, Logic Remote is a companion app for Logic Pro X on the Mac. It provides a way to extend the power of Logic by using your iPhone or iPad. 

Designed to take advantage of Multi-Touch, Logic Remote offers ways to record, mix and even perform instruments in Logic Pro X. It’s a free download and requires iOS 9.1 or later. 

| Read more »
10:00
Podcast 491: Make A-Mac-ica great again

With Susie on assignment in Florida, Leah Yamshon (Macworld’s associate managing editor) joins Glenn Fleishman to discuss Donald Trump’s fiat economy plan to make Apple produce its hardware in America, the New York Senate’s desire to criminalize a lack of back doors in smartphones, and the return (or continued existence) of Gatekeeper exploits.

Leah and Glenn also talk about VLC, a universal format player, for Apple TV; their continued irritation at some Apple TV features; and Netflix’s plan to block more subscribers outside the U.S. who aren’t using their new 190-nation plan.

We also decided on a future episode topic. Keep your ideas coming, too!

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

| Read more »
09:41
iOS 9.2.1 makes speed boosts for users with Apple...

The iOS 9.2.1 update can potentially make iOS 9 a smoother experience for people with older iPhones, according to a new series of YouTube videos featuring side-by-side comparisons with devices running iOS 8.4.1.

| Read more »
09:15
ESPN president says Apple is 'frustrated'...

Sports programming is crucial to the success of any mainstream TV service, and ESPN is at the core of that lineup. Apple is reportedly struggling to persuade networks to sign up for its long-rumored streaming TV package, but ESPN President John Skipper says he’s open to working with Cupertino.

“They are creating a significantly advantageous operating system and a great television experience and that television experience is fabulous for sports,” Skipper told the Wall Street Journal this week. “We are big proponents of believing it would be a fabulous place to sell some subscriptions. We have ongoing conversations. They have been frustrated by their ability to construct something which works for them with programmers. We continue to try to work with them.”

...

| Read more »
09:00
9to5Toys Lunch Break: iPad Pro $700, 1Password for...

Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: TwitterRSS FeedFacebookGoogle+ and Safari push notifications.

TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

Apple’s biggest tablet is now on sale: iPad Pro 32GB Wi-Fi...

| Read more »
08:57
Apple updates Logic Remote with iPad Pro...

Apple’s hooking up music creators on iOS with lots of new software updates and features today. In addition to releasing a new Music Memos app and enhancing GarageBand for iPad Pro and iPhone 6s, Apple’s Logic Remote app which works with both GarageBand, Logic Pro X, and MainStage on the Mac has been updated with full iPad Pro support and an iPhone version for the first time.

Logic Remote is a companion app for Apple’s audio programs on OS X that lets you use multi-touch on the iPad and now the iPhone to control the desktop apps. Previously only available on the iPad, version 1.3 includes an iPhone version for the first time, but note that...

| Read more »
08:35
Apple releases GarageBand 2.1, Music Memos for iOS

In a rather unexpected move -- at least for this blogger -- Apple today released a new music app and an update to GarageBand for iOS. The new app is called Music Memos (free) and it's used for recording music ideas, while the GarageBand update brings the music-making app up to version 2.1.

First, GarageBand 2.1. The new iOS app has introduced the drummer feature that's in GarageBand and Logic for Mac, and adds a really cool feature called Live Loops. Think about DJ hardware controllers and drum machines, and that's what you have with Live Loops. To create music, you can just tap on cells or play a column of cells in a grid. GarageBand keeps everything in perfect pitch and tempo, and you can add loops by just tapping a cell and selecting one. Apple outdid itself with loops, adding 1,200 new ones...

| Read more »
08:26
Jony Ive reflects on a decade of Bono’s Product RED...

Apple turns its store logo red every year for World AIDS Day

Bono’s Product RED campaign to fight against HIV/AIDS in Africa has partnered with Apple for so long that you could easily mistake it as an Apple-created initiative, and this year the effort turns 10 years old with more than $350 million raised according to the Financial Times. In marking the decade-long effort to raise awareness and eliminate the virus/disease, FT highlighted Apple’s roots in the campaign:

The late Steve Jobs was involved with Red, designing and selling a Red-branded iPod. Apple has maintained its connection since Jobs’ death in 2011. Two years ago, Sir Jonathan Ive, Apple’s chief design officer, and his colleague Marc Newson, ran an auction of specially...

| Read more »
08:19
Apple releases new Music Memos app for capturing and...

Apple on Wednesday unveiled a surprise addition to its iOS lineup with a new Music Memos app, designed specifically to help musicians and songwriters craft new musical ideas on the go.

| Read more »
08:14
Apple updates GarageBand for iOS with Live Loops,...

Apple on Wednesday launched GarageBand 2.1 for iOS, introducing a new feature called Live Loops which aims to make it easy for anyone to create music like a live DJ, and also adding hardware-specific support for the iPad Pro and 3D Touch on the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus.

| Read more »
08:14
How to save on mobile plans: Your guide to 17 no-...

Forget everything you thought you knew about buying a mobile phone. In just the past year, we've seen more changes to the industry than there are numbers on the dial-pad. The Big Four carriers (AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless) have all but abandoned their old business models. Major phone makers like Google, Motorola and even Apple will now sell you their phones unlocked and contract-free. And don't forget the disruptors: The companies offering cheap (or even free) service and feature-packed (but affordable) phones.

For you, this is very good news: It means more options, fewer limitations and, best of all, lower prices. Whereas once you had no choice but to buy a subsidized phone from a major carrier, then pay a hefty fee every month for two full years, now you can choose from a variety of inexpensive handsets, get service from a smaller carrier -- a mobile virtual network operator, or MVNO -- and enjoy contract-free service at significantly lower rates....

| Read more »
08:14
Tech's Big 5 -- Here to Stay?

schwit1 tips a piece at the NY Times about the most entrenched companies in consumer technology: Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft. The article makes the case that these five have a such a strong grip on the modern tech industry that they're destined to stick around for the foreseeable future. From the article:
Tech people like to picture their industry as a roiling sea of disruption, in which every winner is vulnerable to surprise attack from some novel, as-yet-unimagined foe. ... But for much of the last half-decade, most of these five giants have enjoyed a remarkable reprieve from the boogeymen in the garage. And you can bet on them continuing to win. So I’m coining them the Frightful Five. .... Though competition between the five remains fierce — and each year, a few of them seem up and a few down — it’s becoming harder to picture how any one of them, let alone two or three, may cede their growing clout in every aspect of American business and society. ... In...

| Read more »
08:10
Apple releases new ‘Music Memos’ iOS app for...

Apple today released a brand new app for iOS devices called Music Memos that allows songwriters to quickly and easily record audio and develop song ideas.

Apple’s press release for the new app notes that Music Memos was inspired by the fact that many musicians have long used the iOS Voice Memos app as a way of quickly capturing ideas in audio on their iPhones and iPads:

Musicians and songwriters around the world have used the Voice Memos app on their iPhone to quickly record ideas, and many hit songs first started as Voice Memos. The new Music Memos app is inspired by Voice Memos and takes the...

| Read more »
08:08
Apple enhancing GarageBand for iPad Pro, adding 3D...

Apple today is releasing a new update to GarageBand for iOS that includes enhancements to take advantage of the iPad Pro’s 12.9-inch Retina display. The new version, previously only shown in iPad Pro marketing material, shows more of instruments and tracks in a single view than on smaller iPads and iPhones. New 3D Touch features are also being included for iPhone 6s and 6s Plus users. Separately, Apple is releasing a new music app called Music Memos, and adding a new Live Loops feature to GarageBand for iOS. 

From Apple’s...

| Read more »
08:05
Apple updates GarageBand for iPad Pro, intros new...

Enlarge / Music Memos is a lightweight new Apple app for recording quick song ideas. (credit: Apple)

Apple is announcing a couple of new tools for musicians recording on their iPhones and iPads—one is an update to GarageBand, and one is an entirely new tool called Music Memos.

Apple says that Music Memos was "inspired" by iOS' simple built-in Voice Memos tool, but with a few added features to make it more useful to musicians trying to capture quick song ideas. Like Voice Memos, Music Memos captures sound with your iPhone or iPad's built-in mic, but for guitar and piano music, the software can detect the chords you're playing and add a basic drum-and-bass backing track to give you an idea of how it will sound with fuller instrumentation. You can use tags and star ratings to organize your...

| Read more »
08:05
Kia, Honda & Lincoln preparing new vehicles...

In the first half of 2016, three more vehicles -- from Kia, Honda, and Lincoln -- are set to expand the range of models supporting Apple's CarPlay platform.

| Read more »
08:05
New GarageBand 2.1 for iOS update includes Live...

Music makers have some new tools for iOS. In addition to the new Music Memos app, Apple has released GarageBand 2.1 for iOS.

The newest feature in GarageBand 2.1 is Live Loops, which Apple said is “inspired by DJ hardware controllers and drum machines.” Live Loops features a large grid and users tap cells and columns to play looped instruments and samples. As the name implies, Live Loops can be played, arranged and remixed live, and GarageBand can automatically keep the beats in sync.

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

| Read more »
08:05
Apple’s new Music Memos iOS app is for songwriters...

Apple on Wednesday unveiled Music Memos, a free iOS app for anyone who is interested in creating music. Like iOS’s Voice Memos app, the new Music Memos app uses the iPhone’s built-in microphone to record audio, but Music Memos records in a high-quality, uncompressed format.

Once you have your audio recorded, you can name, tag, and rate your clip. According to a statement released by Apple, Music Memos “can analyze rhythm and chords of acoustic guitar and piano recordings, and instantly add drums and a bass line to provide a virtual, customizable backing band that plays along to match the feel of your song.” Songwriters will appreciate Music Memos’ ability to provide basic notation that displays the chords that were played.

To read this article in full or to leave a comment,...

| Read more »
08:05
Apple video demo of GarageBand 2.1 (iOS) Live Loops

Live Loops features a large grid and users tap cells and columns to play looped instruments and samples.

| Read more »
08:02
Honda, Lincoln and Kia debut CarPlay-compatible...

Apple’s CarPlay seems to be getting some more support as three new auto manufacturers have unveiled new vehicles with CarPlay and Android Auto support at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit this month, including the 2017 Honda Ridgeline, 2017 Kia Forte5 and 2017 Lincoln Continental. All three models will be available in the first half of 2016.

The 2018 Ridgeline will mark Honda’s return to the North American truck market after a three year hiatus. The 2017 Forte5 and 2017 Continental will be among Kia’s and Lincoln’s first CarPlay models in their vehicle lineups.

Lincoln, which operates under Ford, announced earlier this month that it is adding CarPlay and Android Auto to all 2017 vehicles in North America equipped...

| Read more »
08:00
∞ Hands On with Apple’s new Music Memos for iOS,...

I’m usually pretty excited when Apple updates its music software, but I was blown away when they showed me their newest app, Music Memos and the updates they did to GarageBand on iOS. [...]

| Read more »
07:48
Hermes Apple Watch Edition to arrive this Friday

Amid the watchOS 2.2 and next-gen Apple Watch rumors, potential buyers are about to get a dose of fashionable options.

Four months after announcing a special Apple Watch edition created in collaboration with French fashion house Hermes, Apple is taking the device out of limited availability and will begin online sales starting Friday.

The 10 styles and sizes will debut online on Friday and be available through both Apple.com and Hermes.com.

Announced in September alongside new Apple Watch Sport colors and a fall collection of Sport Band options, the Hermes package comes with a stainless steel Watch and leather straps designed exclusively for Apple’s device. The Single Tour buckle, for example, is a classic wristwatch strap that starts at $1,100, while the Double Tour design...

| Read more »
07:43
New evidence suggests a ninth planet lurking at the...
07:25
Black Sabbath’s earliest demo, circa 1969

Listen to both tracks. Like night and day. They found their sound.

∞ Read this on The Loop

| Read more »
07:00
Intel Authenticate Hands-On

Intel has quietly built what it calls Authenticate technology into its Skylake with vPro chips for businesses, combining multiple means of authentication for greater security.

| Read more »
07:00
Ukraine Mounts Investigation of Kiev Airport...


Ukrainian officials earlier this week said they had launched a probe into the source of a cyberattack that targeted a Kiev Airport. The attack may be related to the BlackEnergy malware attacks that recently targeted Ukrainian infrastructure facilities, apparently from Russia. CERT-UA on Monday warned system administrators to be on the alert for the presence of BlackEnergy malware. The evidence shows a clear link to the BlackEnergy malware that took down utility companies and other targets in recent months, said Eset.

| Read more »
07:00
X-Doria intros Revel case line for Apple Watch and...

Image of X-Doria Revel case in Camo finish courtesy of X-Doria.

X-Doria Revel case for iPhone 6/6s in Floral Palm finish. Image courtesy of X-Doria.

X-Doria is a manufacturer of a number of accessories for Apple products, and today they announced a new line of fashion cases for Apple Watch and the iPhone 6/6s. The new Revel line of cases offers lightweight protection for your iPhone or Watch while providing a bit of style in the process.

The Revel cases for Apple Watch ($24.99) come in Camo, Floral, and Marble finishes, and clip onto the Apple Watch to give protection from scratches while not obstructing the Digital Crown or Side Button. The Revel cases for iPhone 6/6s will retail for $34.99, and have a...

| Read more »
07:00
Hands-On: How Intel Authenticate will replace the...

Intel has quietly built what it calls Authenticate technology into its Skylake with vPro chips for businesses, combining multiple means of authentication for greater security.

| Read more »
06:56
Feature Request: Apple, please bring Siri to the Mac

Siri percolated throughout all of Apple’s platforms in 2015. It started with iPhone in 2011, iPad in 2012, debuted on Apple Watch in early 2015 and Apple TV with the new model a few months ago. It’s quickly becoming a premier feature on these platforms, with live-as-you-speak transcription and radically new features like ‘Remind me about this’ contextual tasks when inside apps. Except for one platform of course. Mac OS X has been ignored and left abandoned with regards to true voice searching and Siri. It’s 2016, and I want Apple to bring Siri to the Mac.

Especially with Apple Watch, it’s just become natural for me to ask for stuff with my voice. For little things like timers or messages, I like to speak. Siri voice recognition has got significantly better for me in the last year, I have come to rely on it. And not...

| Read more »
06:45
Apple plans to set up stores in India

Apple has applied to the Indian government for permission to set up a wholly-owned store operated by the company, taking advantage of changing rules for retail in India.

The bid by Apple to set up a direct retail presence in India coincides with the company's move to strengthen its presence in a key market that is still seeing high growth in the smartphone market. The company's phones are currently sold through third-party retailers.

Indian rules currently allow 100 percent foreign ownership in "single-brand" retail stores if they source 30 percent of their products locally. But the government recently said it would consider on a case-to-case basis applications that do not meet the local sourcing requirement.

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

| Read more »
06:41
Ford says Apple and Google are 'welcome'...

Ford is glad to see Apple and Google join the automotive world with their exploration of self-driving vehicles, an executive said in a newly-published video interview.

| Read more »
06:24
External Link: Apple Releases Music Memos for iOS

Apple has unveiled a new free app for musicians in the App Store: Music Memos for iPhone and iPad. Unlike the built-in Voice Memos app, Music Memos is tailored toward musicians, with features like auto-record, backup players, and a pitch tuner. It’s a simple tool for quickly grabbing a recording to send to GarageBand or another audio-editing app.

 

Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help support our work and become a TidBITS member! Members also enjoy an ad-free version of our Web site, email delivery of individual articles, the ability to make long comments with live links, and discounts on Take Control orders and other Apple-related products.

| Read more »
06:08
Apple to sell Hermès Apple Watch Collection at its...

Starting Friday, Jan. 22, Apple will sell the Hermès Apple Watch Collection at its online store, reports Fashionista. The entire collection will be available for purchase, which includes three styles of handmade leather straps: the Single Tour, Double Tour and Cuff.

The Single Tour with the 38 mm stainless steel case comes in fauve Barenia leather, noir box leather and capucine Swift leather, while the Single Tour with 42 mm stainless steel case comes in fauve Barenia leather and noir box leather. The Double Tour pairs with the 38 mm stainless steel case and is available in fauve Barenia leather and bleu jean, capucine and etain Swift leather. 

The Cuff pairs with the 42 mm stainless steel case and is available in fauve Barenia leather only. Across the collection, each stainless steel case features an etching of the Hermès signature and includes a customizable face with...

| Read more »
05:57
Apple India files application to open retail stores...

Apple India has filed an application to open Apple branded retail stores in India with the department of industrial policy and promotion (DIPP).

"We have just received Apple's proposal. We are examining it,” DIPP Secretary Amitabh Kant told the Economic Times.

Last November it was reported that Apple crossed the $1 billion sales mark in its India operations for the first time in the fiscal year that ended in March, according to results filed with the Registrar of Companies (RoC) on Wednesday. 

According to a Brand Equity report, Apple posted a 44% increase in sales to Rs 6,472.89 crore from Rs 4500.35 crore and net profit doubled to Rs 242.85 crore from Rs 119.48 crore as the company widened its retail network and stepped up marketing efforts, including buyback schemes,...

| Read more »
05:47
iRig Keys Review: A mini MIDI Piano Keyboard for...

The iRig Keys Mini is an electronic MIDI music keyboard that connects to iPhone and iPad with a Lightning cable. Although it isn’t regularly advertised, iPhones and iPads have had great support for MIDI input instruments and other devices for a long time. Since iOS 4 in fact, Apple gave the developers the ability to interact with MIDI peripherals. Simultaneously, the App Store has bloomed a wide ecosystem of sophisticated music creation and audio production apps. This makes for a perfect storm of capability and functionality: not only are MIDI accessories possible, they can...

| Read more »
05:41
Why Apple Defends Encryption

With the U.S. government once again campaigning against encryption, why does it seem as though only Apple is standing up for users? Rich Mogull has some answers.

 

Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help support our work and become a TidBITS member! Members also enjoy an ad-free version of our Web site, email delivery of individual articles, the ability to make long comments with live links, and discounts on Take Control orders and other Apple-related products.

| Read more »
05:00
Video: Ford executive is optimistic on Apple Car...

Rumors of Apple Car (codename ‘Project Titan’) continue to swirl and there’s plenty time left for Apple to solidify or change its plans, given the expected launch of the new automobile is still five years away. However, that isn’t stopping car company executives weighing in on the rumors. Whilst GM execs diss the idea of Apple investing in an electric car as a ‘gigantic money pit’, an executive from Ford seems enthused by the prospect. In an interview with Trusted Reviews,  Don Butler, Executive Director for Ford Connected Vehicles, said that they welcome competition and thinks technology companies can pull it off.

“We welcome others joining. We welcome the activity that’s in the space. We think it’s exciting...

| Read more »
05:00
Mach Wallpaper can bring your Mac desktop to life

Mach Wallpaper is customizable so you can choose your own Quartz Composition, QuickTime movie or web page to put on your desktop, as well. In case you're not familiar with them, Quartz Compositions are a Mac OS X-only data type that allows developers to make 3D compositions. Many screen savers are Quartz Compositions.

About the web page support: you can add “desklets" (background images) automatically on a per-theme basis, and automatically customized and positioned for each theme. Or with the Desklet Manager, you can customize desklets' position, size, font, and colors (and add new ones) with a single click. You can put webpage desklets on your Desktop to view detailed info on weather (forecasted temperature, humidity, wind speed, etc.), dates, and more.

Another nice touch: if you have two displays, Mach Wallpaper will automatically detect it and take advantage of that. It supports Retina displays and allows each display to be...

| Read more »
04:00
How to use a passcode with your iPhone, iPad, or...

You can set a passcode on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch to help protect your data. When you do, each time you turn on or wake your iOS device, you'll need to unlock it with your passcode. (If your device supports Touch ID, you can use your fingerprint instead of a passcode.)

You'll enter your passcode when you:

  • Turn on or restart your device;
  • Slide to unlock your screen;
  • Update your software; 
  • Erase your device.

To set your passcode, go to Settings > Touch ID & Passcode. On devices without Touch ID, go to Settings > Passcode.

Tap Turn Passcode On. Enter a six-digit passcode. Or tap Passcode Options to switch to a four-digit numeric code, a custom numeric code, or a custom alphanumeric code. Enter your passcode again to confirm it and activate it.

| Read more »
03:00
Katy Perry Pop hits a dull note with its celebrity...

Free-to-play games often look appealing, but it’s difficult to know at a glance whether the business model is insidious and fun ruining, or reasonable and worth pumping a few bucks into. With Freemium Field Test, we’ll take a recent free-to-play iOS game, put it through its paces, and let you know if it’s really worth your time (and money).

Kim Kardashian: Hollywood made Glu Games (and Kim Kardashian, of course) a boatload of money, so it’s little surprise to see the developer turn that celebrity-centric template towards another huge star. And this time around, in Katy Perry Pop, it’s a different kind of entertainment industry that you’ll try to infiltrate and...

| Read more »

Tuesday January 19

21:33
the awareness of the need to ensure that all projects

Forums: TroubleshootingTags: http://www.devilian4u.com

Speaking high number as follows:' I feel like I think it's a good idea to focus on a few sets of real Dave arena. And'maekerosowic facilitate both developers' and that they should be able to make a lot cheaper, because they sell only open symbols. I understand that there are other factors here, though, as the awareness of http://www.devilian4u.com the need to ensure that all projects to developers and get them, and this barrier the money can still be in place. 'Along with being one of the most successful books about' Xbox Live ', but also to go Minecraft Xbox One near future. Dave isolated, industry, Markus' Notch 'Persson' Microsoft 'Minecraft, Mojang' Xbox...

| Read more »
21:32
Square Enix Minecraft Creator

Forums: TroubleshootingTags: http://www.okaygoods.com/Buy/Devilian-NA%40Ravan-Gold.html

finally officially confirmed after getting lost in the face of speculation going in both directions a lot, and confirms now the end of the names and positions and'ndae the call of duty: Ghost Louis U release At the holiday season, when it hits retail. News really should not be a surprise, as of Duty 4 call: Modern Warfare, Call of Duty: World at War, Call of Duty: Black Ops 'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3' Call of Duty: Black Ops II hit Wei (Wei J . The latter case) before.We still do not know what is the real thing with the Wii U version Devilian. We deal in all of the previous Wei Wei and U Call of Duty Treyarch title, so it would not be...

| Read more »
20:37
Apple Stores planned for India as application is...

Apple wanting to expand its presence in India isn’t a new development, but according to a new report from the India Times, the company has recently taken a major step in accomplishing that goal. According to the report, Apple has just filed an application with the Indian government to open its own branded retail stores in the company.

Apple filed the proposal with the department of industrial policy and promotion, or DIPP, which confirmed that it has received the document.  “We have just received Apple’s proposal. We are examining it,” DIPP secretary Amitabh Kant stated.

The company reportedly left specific details out of the proposal, only stating that it wishes to operate its own branded...

| Read more »
20:23
Apple files government application to open Apple...

Apple fans living in India might soon be treated to the Apple Store experience, as the company this week filed an application to open its own branded outlets in the South Asian country.

| Read more »
20:06
ClamXav 2.8.9

Improves reliability of virus definition updates. ($29.95 new, free update, 23.3 MB)

 

Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help support our work and become a TidBITS member! Members also enjoy an ad-free version of our Web site, email delivery of individual articles, the ability to make long comments with live links, and discounts on Take Control orders and other Apple-related products.

| Read more »
20:06
Security Update 2016-001 (Mavericks and Yosemite)

Patches a memory handling issue which could lead to a vulnerability with libxslt. (Free, various sizes)

 

Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help support our work and become a TidBITS member! Members also enjoy an ad-free version of our Web site, email delivery of individual articles, the ability to make long comments with live links, and discounts on Take Control orders and other Apple-related products.

| Read more »
18:40
Poll: What rumored iPhone 7 feature excites you the...

It was only a few months ago that the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus were made available, but rumors regarding the upcoming iPhone 7 have been circulating for several months now. Rumors have ranged from design changes to new software features to new hardware features and more. While it’s certainly possible that Apple could go all out and introduce every rumored feature with the iPhone 7, it’s likely some of the speculated features are either not real or will be held for future generation devices. So, we want to know, which of the rumored features has you most excited for the iPhone 7? Participate in the poll below and read on as we discuss each of the rumored features…

Take Our Poll
(function(d,c,j){if(!d.getElementById(j)){var pd=d.createElement(c),s;pd.id=j;pd.src='http://s1.wp.com/wp-content/mu-plugins/shortcodes/js/polldaddy-shortcode.js';s=d.getElementsByTagName(c)[0];s.parentNode....

| Read more »
18:04
Microsoft OneDrive for iOS updated w/ iPad Pro...

Microsoft today has updated its OneDrive cloud storage app with a handful of new features and capabilities. The update bumps the app to version 6.8 and includes additions like iPad Pro optimization, 3D Touch support, and more.

With iPad Pro optimization, PDF annotations are now pressure sensitive, meaning your writing and drawing will be darker the harder you press on the screen and lighter the softer you press. Furthermore, the Apple Pencil is now supported with improved optimization, as well.

The full changelog is below:

  • Your lines have never looked so smooth! PDF annotations are now pressure sensitive, including support for Apple Pencil and 3D Touch displays.
  • Plenty of bug fixes and stability improvements.

Microsoft OneDrive is available for free in the App Store.

...

| Read more »
17:26
Hermes Apple Watch edition hits online store on...

Four months after announcing a special Apple Watch edition created in collaboration with French fashion house Hermes, Apple is taking the device out of limited availability and will begin online sales starting Friday.

| Read more »
17:00
Apple grants widow access to husband's Apple ID...

Apple's strict data protection policies sparked debate over so-called "digital legacy" issues this week, as the company refused to supply a recently widowed Canadian woman with her late husband's Apple ID password.

| Read more »
16:51
Apple Watch Hermès collection hitting online stores...

Originally released back in October, Apple partnered with French leather fashion company Hermès for a lineup of high-end leather bands for the Apple Watch. The Hermès bands, however, have only been available from Apple stores and Hermès stores in big cities like Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, and Miami. Starting this Friday, however, the Hermès collection will be available online from both Hermes.com and Apple.com (via Fashionista).

All three Hermès bands will be available online. The “Single Tour” band is the most affordable of the three bands, starting at $1,100, and is available in Noir or Fauve in 42mm and an additional Capucine color in 38mm. Next is the “Double Tour,”...

| Read more »
16:48
graph showing the data will be used Sub

Forums: SoftwareTags: http://www.thersgold.com

The Runescape game Max Payne 3 you can see, but the difference in character is very clear. Franklin was one of the most careful, Michael is a runner and bombing, and Trevor provides support backup using a sniper rifle and RPG launchers. It was also the first time that Grand Theft Auto will be health renewal. Grand Theft Auto V PS3, Rockstar game Runescape, the Spirit of the Xbox 360 Call of Duty: A graph showing the data will be used Subd. Runescape spectrum to see the next game in the series from Infinity Ward that America is destroyed, new uniforms, http://www.thersgold.com dogs and fish swimming in the player Runescape a lot of emphasis debate: Call of Duty. There were many in...

| Read more »
16:47
he rest of the structure is certainly more common

Forums: Troubleshooting

From third person shooter (or something similar), racing, RPG Runescape game Runescapetyle evidence and survival horror stealth game, building, construction of the world and the use of flamingos, Disney Infiniti has a lot of different levels. At that time I was pretty sure the authority, the mechanics - especially in light of the game Runescape like LittleBigPlanet - if the target age group and Disney have a hit on your hands and not on the natural properties of aspect.Developed set the state by the software avalanche infinity and Disney release on August 18 in North America and August 20 in Europe. 3DS Activision, Avalanche Software, Disney Infinity, Disney Interactive, PC, PlayStation 3, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360 PlayStation 4 fan of this project is the most realistic. Although we are a little more than a day away from the Sony E3 press conference...

| Read more »
16:17
Apple releases iOS 9.2.1, OS X 10.11.3 updates

They’re not huge updates according to Apple, but they could make a difference.

Apple on Tuesday released iOS 9.2.1 and OS X 10.11.3, the company stating that both updates contain security and bug fixes.

More specifically, iOS 9.2.1 contains a fix for an issue “that could prevent the completion of app installation when using an MDM server.”

The iOS 9.2.1 update weighs in at about 41MB and can be installed over the air or by connecting your iOS device to your Mac and running iTunes.

The OS X 10.11.3 update weighs in around 600MB and can be downloaded and installed through OS X’s App Store feature, wherein the user clicks on the “Updates” tab to locate and install the update.

These updates put the devices one step closer to the major changes that will be introduced...

| Read more »
16:02
iMovie for Mac updated to version 10.1.1

iMovie for Mac has been upgraded to version 10.1.1. It’s available via the Updates tab in the Mac App Store. According to Apple, the update:

  • Resolves an issue with YouTube sharing that could prevent sign-ins for users with multiple accounts;
  • Fixes a problem that could prevent white balance adjustments from being applied to clips;
  • Correctly plays Sony XAVC S clips captured at 100 or 120 frames per second;
  • Resolves an issue that could lead to the incorrect display of images.

Clips are now copied when dragged from the Project Media container to events in the Library list. iMovie 10.1.1 also sees stability improvements.

| Read more »
15:58
Apple releases update iMovie 10.1.1 update

iOS and OS X aren’t the only software updates Apple released on Tuesday. The company also released iMovie 10.1.1.

According to the release notes, the update includes the collowing:

  • Resolves an issue with YouTube sharing that could prevent sign in for users with multiple accounts
  • Fixes a problem that could prevent White Balance adjustments from being applied to clips
  • Sony XAVC S clips captured at 100 fps or 120 fps now play correctly
  • Resolves an issue that could lead to incorrect display of still images
  • Clips are now copied when dragged from the Project Media container to events in the Library list
  • Stability improvements

The iMovie 10.1.1 update is available in the App Store under the Updates tab.

...

| Read more »
15:52
Reading, Writing and Minecraft?


Microsoft on Tuesday announced its acquisition of MinecraftEDU, one of the building blocks for its upcoming Minecraft: Education Edition. MinecraftEDU, developed by Teacher Gaming, launched in 2011 as a version of Minecraft enhanced for the classroom. Microsoft has used the lessons learned from MinecraftEDU to expand Minecraft: Education Edition's feature set, the company said. Minecraft: Education Edition can assist in teaching all subjects, ranging from math and physics to history and language.

| Read more »
15:29
Hubo the robot meets the rich and influential

At the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland, on Monday, the DARPA-winning Hubo robot impressed attendees with its moves. Its presence highlights a future question for the global economy.

| Read more »
15:00
AWT News Update: January 19, 2016

Here's all the Apple news that didn't make it onto the website today:

  • ESPN's president says they're still in talks with Apple for a streaming service
  • The founder of a company acquired by Apple in 2012 is leaving the company after being responsible for the look and feel of the new Apple TV's software
  • Verizon announces a new free data service for businesses, one that may attract an FCC investigation

Text is below, and if you'd like to see the video of the podcast recording, it's here. 

Subscribe to the Podcast
Text Version

Hi, I’m Steve Sande from Apple World Today, and this is the AWT News Update for January 19, 2016.

... | Read more »
14:14
Android running on a Mac: Remix OS 2.0 overview [...

Earlier this month, Jide.com released an early alpha version of its new Remix OS. In essence, it’s a multi-window desktop operating system built on Android. It’s an interesting concept, but what makes it truly intriguing is that you can run it off a regular, fast USB 3.0 flash drive on a Windows PC or Mac. I took it for a spin on Mac to see what the initial version is like to use…

As you can probably imagine, running an alpha version of a tweaked mobile operating system on a Mac from a USB drive was about as hit-and-miss as you’d expect. But it wasn’t as terrible as I thought it would be.

All the apps are placed in the pop-up menu which shows up when you click in the...

| Read more »
14:08
Latest iMovie for Mac update fixes YouTube sharing,...

Following the release of OS X 10.11.3 on Tuesday, Apple released the latest version of its iMovie consumer level video editing app with fixes for issues related to YouTube sharing, image adjustments and more.

| Read more »
14:00
Radmo's car mounts keep your mini tablet,...

Radmo for Mini Tablet/GPS. Photo©2016, Steven Sande

Back in the old days, I had a Garmin GPS unit that was stuck to my windshield. It was very useful when I was a consultant and needed to find my way to clients, but it often fell off the window when the weather got warm. Nowadays, I use my iPhone for finding my way around and it does a pretty darned good job, held in place by a vent-type car mount. Sometimes you may want a car mount that can hold something bigger than an iPhone or even hold a pair of iPhones at once, and that's where the Radmo car mounts discussed here are perfect.

Design

Radmo mounts are the result of a very successful Indiegogo campaign that raised over US$250,000. The inventors realized that windshield mounts were not only subject to coming loose, but that they...

| Read more »
14:00
The Week in Mac Apps: Give your dock a different...

...plus, a tool for sprucing up your desktop, and more

In this week’s roundup of new Mac software, you’ll find several apps designed to help you stay organized and keep you on task. Read on!

Cloud Outliner 2 Pro: Outline your ideas to align your life 2.0

Xwavesoft’s $7 Cloud Outliner 2 Pro (Mac App Store Link) helps you manage your tasks with a powerful rich-text outline editor that quickly sorts and prioritizes important events.

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

| Read more »
13:45
Key Apple TV designer Ben Keighran leaves Apple with...

One of the people principally responsible for the look and feel of the new Apple TV's interface, Ben Keighran, is reportedly leaving Apple shortly with the eventual goal of founding a new business.

| Read more »
13:36
Apple releases iMovie for Mac 10.1.1 with YouTube...

The same day as it released OS X 10.11.3 to the public, Apple has now pushed an update to its iMovie video editing software. The update bumps the app to version 10.1.1 and includes primarily under-the-hood bug fixes and performance updates, some of which will certainly be welcomed by users.

First off, Apple says the update fixes an issue with YouTube sharing that would prevent a user from signing in if they had multiple accounts. The update also fixes an issue relating to applying White Balance adjustments to clips, as well as one that caused an incorrect display of still images. Another change is that clips are now copied when dragged from the Project Media area to the events area of the Library list.

The full changelog is below:

What’s New in Version 10.1.1

• Resolves an issue with YouTube sharing that could prevent sign in for users with multiple accounts
• Fixes a problem that...

| Read more »
13:34
External Link: iOS 9.3 and Education

Frasier Speirs takes a look at the new education-oriented features slated to appear in iOS 9.3. These features include a Shared iPad capability, a Classroom app for teachers, and Managed Apple IDs (managed via an Apple School Manager portal). Apple is both renewing its education focus in a very big way with this upcoming iOS release as well as attempting to revive iPad sales, which have slowly but steadily declined in recent quarters.

 

Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help support our work and become a TidBITS member! Members also enjoy an ad-free version of our Web site, email delivery of individual articles, the ability to make long comments with live links, and discounts on Take Control orders and other Apple-related products.

| Read more »
13:30
Notable apps and app updates for Jan. 19, 2016

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

Mac OS X Apps/Updates

Soundness has announced SoundSoap 5.0, an update to their award-winning audio noise reduction software for Mac OS X (10.9 and higher) and Windows. The upgrade introduces new technology that finds and removes background noises automatically by analyzing the media file. 

Other improvements include a graphical learn noise mode, better hum removal, improved media playback controls, FLAC and MP3 file support, high-resolution audio meters, and full bypass and reset commands. SoundSoap is a tool that solves audio noise problems like unwanted hiss and background noises, clicks, pops, crackles, electrical hum, rumble, clipping, and low volume in media files.

SoundSoap 5 includes the...

| Read more »
13:08
ESPN in 'ongoing conversations' with Apple...

ESPN is in discussions with Apple about the prospects of some sort of over-the-top streaming service, according to the sports network's president, John Skipper.

| Read more »
12:45
Former Chomp co-founder and Apple TV designer Ben...

Chomp co-founder Ben Keighran is exiting his role at Apple according to a new report out of Re/code:

Ben Keighran, who joined Apple four years ago when it bought a startup he co-founded, says he is leaving soon and eventually intends to start something new. “I want to create not just a killer product, but my own iconic company,” he said.

Keighran joined Apple in 2012 when it bought his firm Chomp to overhaul iTunes and App Store search. Universal search among key media partners is a major feature of the new Apple TV. Chomp’s other co-founder Cathy Edwards joined Apple through that acquisition and worked on Maps Quality before leaving in March 2014.

The report notes that Keighran...

| Read more »
11:55
Now you can save the songs you hear in Starbucks...

You might not need to use Shazam next time you listen to a really good song while ordering your Pumpkin Spice Latte at Starbucks.

On Tuesday, Starbucks announced another exclusive partnership with Spotify, which will allow customers to save the music they hear in stores as a new form of discovery. The Starbucks mobile app now has a dedicated section devoted to telling you the music that’s currently playing in a Starbucks store nearby. The section lets you save and listen to the songs anywhere you go by connecting to your Spotify account. You can also browse the store’s previous playlists to see which songs are on rotation.

You can access this new section in the Starbucks app by tapping on the “Now Playing” banner at the bottom of the screen. This new mobile music feature is available in both iOS and Android versions of the Starbucks apps, and currently more than 7,500 U.S. Starbucks stores are participating in the Spotify-dependent program.

...

| Read more »
11:49
Apple releases OS X 10.11.3 with fixes for bugs and...

(credit: Andrew Cunningham)

Today Apple release OS X 10.11.3, the third major update for El Capitan since it was released to the public in September. You can grab it now through the Update tab of the Mac App Store, or you can manually download and install the Combo Update version from Apple's support site.

As with the iOS 9.2.1 update, Apple's release notes are unusually light, and the more detailed release notes aren't available on Apple's support site as of this writing (it will post here when it's ready). The security release notes detail a handful of fixes for El Capitan and one for the still-supported Mavericks and Yosemite, most of which have been resolved thanks to memory handling improvements.

If you're hoping for more features, it looks...

| Read more »
11:26
ESPN president says Apple ‘frustrated’ over building...

It’s easy to miss out on sports entertainment when you cut the cord and just rely on Apple TV, but ESPN president John Skipper tells The Wall Street Journal that may change in 2016. When asked about the potential streaming network Apple reportedly hopes to offer on its set-top box, the ESPN exec says that Apple has been “frustrated” with the process of building a service but that ESPN has been in past talks and continues to work with the company:

WSJ: Does Apple have a path to being a player in the TV industry?

Mr. Skipper: They...

| Read more »
11:12
How Donald Trump got everything wrong about Apple in...

Re/code:

Donald Trump, the billionaire and leading Republican candidate for President of the United States, says he wants Apple, the biggest technology company in the world by market valuation, to make its computers and other products in America. It made for a good sound bite, but it betrayed a deep ignorance of how the tech economy actually works and the role of American workers in it.

When it comes to understanding technology, as he has proven time and again, Trump doesn’t know what he’s talking about.

He’s an utter buffoon. He’s either ignorant about the power he’d have as president or being deliberately stupid. Either way, he’s proving unfit for the job he wants, let alone the job he has.

...

| Read more »
11:00
∞ My love of MacBook

I love the Mac. I feel no need to replace it with one of Apple’s other devices, like iPad, nor would I think of replacing it with another type of Windows-based computer. While Apple has focused a lot of attention and resources on mobile over the past few years, it has also made quite a number of significant improvements to the Mac. That fact is often overlooked by many people in the industry. [...]

| Read more »
11:00
Apple publishes list of Apple TV content providers...

Dave Mark over at Loop Insight pointed out that Apple has published a list of content providers for the Apple TV. At this time, he counts 85 providers. Sure, that's not as many as my cable company can provide, and not all of the content is available here in the United States, but it's not too bad...

What content providers are you looking for that aren't on the list? Let us know in the comments. 

| Read more »
10:59
After five years of conflict with Apple, some...

The Samsung Galaxy S III, released in mid-2012, is the newest phone involved in yesterday's injunction. (credit: SamsungTomorrow)

One month from now, Samsung will be banned from selling certain smartphones in the US. The phones involved are so old, however, that the legal order will not affect the marketplace in a meaningful way.

The injunction by US District Judge Lucy Koh is part of the long-running Apple v. Samsung lawsuits, which began nearly five years ago. In the second lawsuit, a jury awarded Apple $120 million, but Koh didn't grant an injunction against Samsung's infringing phones. Last September,...

| Read more »
 

Community Search:
MacTech Search:

Software Updates via MacUpdate

FINAL FANTASY Ⅸ (Games)
FINAL FANTASY Ⅸ 1.0.4 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $16.99, Version: 1.0.4 (iTunes) Description: ==========●Special sale price for the FINAL FANTASY IX release! ●20% off from February 10 to February 21, 2016... | Read more »
Tennis Club Story (Games)
Tennis Club Story 1.03 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $4.99, Version: 1.03 (iTunes) Description: Aim for the ace position of tennis club prestige in this simulation! Your leadership decides if players make it to the big... | Read more »
Check out the new Pirate Attack update i...
Love pirates and board games? Well, you'll love the new Pirate Attack themed update that just launched in Game of Dice. It adds a bunch of new content themed around pirates, like an all new event map based on a pirate ship which revamps the toll... | Read more »
Splash Cars guide - How to paint the tow...
Splash Cars is an arcade driving game that feels like a hybrid between Dawn of the Plow and Splatoon. In it, you'll need to drive a car around to repaint areas of a town that have lost all of their color. Check out these tips to help you perform... | Read more »
The best video player on mobile
We all know the stock video player on iOS is not particularly convenient, primarily because it asks us to hook a device up to iTunes to sync video in a world that has things like Netflix. [Read more] | Read more »
Four apps to help improve your Super Bow...
Super Bowl Sunday is upon us, and whether you’re a Panthers or a Broncos fan you’re no doubt gearing up for it. [Read more] | Read more »
LooperSonic (Music)
LooperSonic 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Music Price: $4.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: LooperSonic is a multi-track audio looper and recorder that will take your loops to the next level. Use it like a loop pedal to... | Read more »
Space Grunts guide - How to survive
Space Grunts is a fast-paced roguelike from popular iOS developer, Orange Pixel. While it taps into many of the typical roguelike sensibilities, you might still find yourself caught out by a few things. We delved further to find you some helpful... | Read more »
Dreii guide - How to play well with othe...
Dreii is a rather stylish and wonderful puzzle game that’s reminiscent of cooperative games like Journey. If that sounds immensely appealing, then you should immediately get cracking and give it a whirl. We can offer you some tips and tricks on... | Read more »
Kill the Plumber World guide - How to ou...
You already know how to hop around like Mario, but do you know how to defeat him? Those are your marching orders in Kill the Plumber, and it's not always as easy as it looks. Here are some tips to get you started. This is not a seasoned platform... | Read more »

Price Scanner via MacPrices.net

Apple refurbished 15-inch Retina MacBook Pros...
Apple has Certified Refurbished 2015 15″ Retina MacBook Pros available for up to $380 off the cost of new models. An Apple one-year warranty is included with each model, and shipping is free: - 15″ 2... Read more
BookBook For iPad Pro Coming Soon
The iPad Pro is a device unlike any other, and with Apple Pencil, it’s the ideal portable sketchpad: all that’s missing is the modern easel and portfolio to go. TwelveSouth’s BookBook for iPad Pro... Read more
12-inch 1.2GHz Silver Retina MacBook on sale...
B&H Photo has the 12″ 1.2GHz Silver Retina MacBook on sale for $1399 including free shipping plus NY sales tax only. Their price is $200 off MSRP, and it’s the lowest price for this model from... Read more
iPads on sale at Target: $100 off iPad Air 2,...
Target has WiFi iPad Air 2s and iPad mini 4s on sale for up to $100 off MSRP on their online store for a limited time. Choose free shipping or free local store pickup (if available). Sale prices for... Read more
Target offers Apple Watch for $100 off MSRP
Target has Apple Watches on sale for $100 for a limited time. Choose free shipping or free local store pickup (if available). Sale prices for online orders only, in-store prices may vary: - Apple... Read more
Apple refurbished 2014 13-inch Retina MacBook...
Apple has Certified Refurbished 2014 13″ Retina MacBook Pros available for up to $400 off original MSRP, starting at $979. An Apple one-year warranty is included with each model, and shipping is free... Read more
Macs available for up to $300 off MSRP, $20 o...
Purchase a new Mac or iPad using Apple’s Education Store and take up to $300 off MSRP. All teachers, students, and staff of any educational institution qualify for the discount. Shipping is free, and... Read more
Watch Super Bowl 50 Live On Your iPad For Fre...
Watch Super Bowl 50 LIVE on the CBS Sports app for iPad and Apple TV. Get the app and then tune in Sunday, February 7, 2016 at 6:30 PM ET to catch every moment of the big game. The CBS Sports app is... Read more
Two-thirds Of All Smart Watches Shipped In 20...
Apple dominated the smart watch market in 2015, accounting for over 12 million units and two-thirds of all shipments according to Canalys market research analysts’ estimates. Samsung returned to... Read more
12-inch 1.2GHz Retina MacBooks on sale for up...
B&H Photo has 12″ 1.2GHz Retina MacBooks on sale for $180 off MSRP. Shipping is free, and B&H charges NY tax only: - 12″ 1.2GHz Gray Retina MacBook: $1499 $100 off MSRP - 12″ 1.2GHz Silver... Read more

Jobs Board

*Apple* Retail - Multiple Positions (US) - A...
Sales Specialist - Retail Customer Service and Sales Transform Apple Store visitors into loyal Apple customers. When customers enter the store, you're also the Read more
*Apple* Retail - Multiple Positions (US) - A...
Job Description: Sales Specialist - Retail Customer Service and Sales Transform Apple Store visitors into loyal Apple customers. When customers enter the store, Read more
*Apple* Subject Matter Expert - Experis (Uni...
This position is for an Apple Subject Matter Expert to assist in developing the architecture, support and services for integration of Apple devices into the domain. Read more
*Apple* Macintosh OSX - Net2Source Inc. (Uni...
…: * Work Authorization : * Contact Number(Best time to reach you) : Skills : Apple Macintosh OSX Location : New York, New York. Duartion : 6+ Months The associate would Read more
Computer Operations Technician ll - *Apple*...
# Web Announcement** Apple Technical Liaison**The George Mason University, Information Technology Services (ITS), Technology Support Services, Desktop Support Read more
All contents are Copyright 1984-2011 by Xplain Corporation. All rights reserved. Theme designed by Icreon.