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Friday May 6

06:58
Apple Music helps tip Warner from a music sales...

There have been many signs over the years that the music business has changed from one where people buy music to one where they only rent it, but Warner has just become the first major music label to cross that line. Recode reports that streaming now earns the company more money than music sales.

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06:55
Apple, other autonomous car makers, looking for huge...

Wall Street Journal:

Apple Inc., Google parent Alphabet Inc. and several car makers are seeking large expanses of real estate in the San Francisco Bay Area for their autonomous-car operations.

Like I said, huge tracts of land.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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06:38
Here are two new reports/rumors about the rumored...

There are two new reports about the rumored Apple Car project. The Wall Street Journal says Apple is among companies looking for large expanses of real estate in the San Francisco Bay Area for their autonomous-car operations.

Quoting Victor Coleman, chief executive of Hudson Pacific Properties,the articleApple is looking for an 800,000 square foot facilities. The WSJ adds that the tech company is s in the process of expanding a team that had about 600 employees last year, “according to people familiar with the matter.”

On a related note, another recent Apple hire has been linked to the Apple Car project. As noted by Quartz, Kurt Adelberger...

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06:35
Apple Music Feature Request: Don’t remove local...

I was expecting to jump ship from Spotify to Apple Music right from the start, and I did indeed do so. The longer I’ve used it, the more enthusiastic I’ve become about the service.

Before the launch of Apple Music, I mostly listened to my own music library, viewing Spotify very much as a supplementary music source. It wasn’t very good at introducing me to new music, so mostly I used it to try out artists recommended by friends.

Apple Music, however, has totally transformed the way I listen to music. Upwards of 80% of my listening is on the For You tab, listening to the recommended playlists and albums, and it’s introduced me to many new artists I now love. Listening to my own music library has become a secondary activity.

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06:24
Apple introduces Apple Music plan for students

Apple has introduced an Apple Music plan aimed at students. As noted by TechCrunch, the service is $4.99 a month instead of the regular $9.99 per month fee.

The deal launches today in the U.S., the United Kingdom, Germany, Australia and other countries. To qualify, students must be currently attending an eligible university or college and gain the discount for up to four years. Existing Apple Music subscribers can migrate to the cheaper student tier if they qualify.

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06:24
Rumor: TSMC already finalizing 10nm 'A11'...

Apple processor supplier TSMC is starting to tape out the design for an "A11" chip that could go into small-scale production as soon the second quarter of 2017, in preparation for that year's iPhones, a report said on Friday.

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06:16
Bob Kupbens, vice president of Apple’s online retail...

Bob Kupbens, the vice president in charge of Apple’s growing online retail business, has resigned to take on a new position elsewhere, reports 9to5Mac, quoting unnamed “multiple sources.” He joined Apple in 2014 and has been in charge of all online-based Apple retail initiatives.

Kupbens joined Apple from Delta, where he served as vice president of marketing and digital commerce. He also previously held posts at the consulting firm A.T. Kearney and Target. Kupbens holds a BS in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MBA in strategy and finance from the University of Michigan. 

He’s the latest exec to leave Apple’s retail division in recent years. He follows former Apple retail executives Bob Bridger and Jerry McDougal.

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06:07
Immersion files another patent infringement lawsuit...

Immersion, a haptic feedback tech company, has filed a second (or is the third?) lawsuit against Apple for alleged patent infringement.

In February it filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission ("ITC") against Apple, AT&T., and AT&T Mobility LLC. The company has also filed a patent infringement complaint against those three firms in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware. The complaints allege that the Apple iPhone 6, Apple iPhone 6 Plus, Apple iPhone 6s, Apple iPhone 6s Plus, Apple Watch, Apple Watch Sport and Apple Watch Edition infringe certain Immersion patents covering haptic feedback systems and methods in electronic devices.

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05:30
I’m looking forward to my 10TB flash drive-equipped...

Currently, I own two Macs. My main computer is a 27-inch iMac; my backup computer is a 12-inch MacBook. Perhaps by 2018, I'll own just one Mac: a MacBook Pro with a 10TB flash drive.

That's not as ridiculous as it sounds. Announcements from Micron and Intel about new 3D NAND flash advancements hint that upcoming Macs can be equipped with greater-than-10TB solid-state drives. Currently, the MacBook Pro, iMac and Mac Pro top out at 1TB PCIe-based flash storage upgrade option.

The new 3D NAND technology stacks flash cells vertically in 32 layers to achieve 256GB multilevel cell (MLC) and 384GB triple-level cell (TLC) die that fit within a standard package. These capacities can enable gum stick-sized SSDs. For a standard 2.5-inch drive that means up to 10TB of space.

Even with my iMac, I keep my music, movies (including dozens of ripped-but-legally-purchased DVDs) on a 6GB external drive. Imagine if all my iMac's internal and external store could fit into a 15-inch...

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05:23
Apple begins offering half-price $4.99 Apple Music...

Starting today, students enrolled in an eligible college or university will today be able to subscribe to Apple Music at a discounted price, as Apple is offering half off the standard subscription rate for its streaming music service.

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05:04
AppleInsider podcast talks 'Apple Pencil 2,...

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, we discuss Apple's stock, the 'iPhone 7' and rumors of the headphone jack reappearing, a patent for a possible 'Apple Pencil 2', smart voice assistants, Fitbit's performance, and more.

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05:00
NuGuard KX will guard your iPhone 6s/6s Plus

NewerTech's NuGuard KX protective cases for the Apple iPhone 6s and 6s Plus resemble Apple Smart Cases on steroids with their one-piece design. However, they're thicker than the Apple product. Due to this, and other features, the NuGuard KX is more protective than the Smart Case, but does add more bulk to your smartphone. 

The NuGuard KX case (I tested the one for the iPhone 6s Plus) boasts X-Orbing gel technology that's designed to absorb and evenly distribute kinetic energy. The outside of the case — the grip shell — has a cross hatch design that helps prevent the iPhone from slipping out of your hand. 

The NuGuard case is easy to install; it snaps into place. Once on, it offers easy access to all buttons and ports on the Apple smartphone. You’ll be able to connect small- to medium-sized headphone and Lightning plug accessories; however, larger ones may not fit. Also...

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04:30
Prepare for Mother’s Day with Mix on Pix for the...

You can prepare for Mother’s Day (and you haven’t forgotten that Sunday, May 8) is Mother’s Day, have you?) with Mix on Pix 1.0 for the iPhone and iPad.

It’s an app for adding just about anything on pictures, including texts, annotations, watermarks, photos, logos and more. Mix on Pix offers stock texts and themed stock art, as well as providing users with access to 477 available fonts & more. And the app is free through the weekend to celebrate Mother’s Day.

Just so you’ll know: Mother's Day was first celebrated in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother at St Andrew's Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virginia. Her campaign to make "Mother's Day" a recognized holiday in the United States began in 1905, the year her mother, Ann Reeves Jarvis, died. 

Ann Jarvis had been a peace activist who cared for wounded soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, and created Mother’s Day...

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04:27
Netflix Adds 600 Kbps Preset Throttle to Mobile Apps

Ostensibly to save its subscribers from overage charges, Netflix has updated its mobile apps to include a default 600 Kbps streaming rate limit, but it can be overriden.

 

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04:24
Design of first version of A11 chip reportedly...

Digitimes is reporting that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has begun to ‘tape out’ the A11 chip expected to power the 2017-model iPhone. Taping out is the point at which the initial design is finalized and ready to create the photomask that will be used for manufacture.

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04:00
Fashion Friday: Macworld Expo 1997 T-shirt

Over the years, I’ve collected lots of nifty T-shirts from trade shows I’ve covered — mainly the late, lamented Macworld Expos held in Boston, San Francisco, New York, Tokyo, and Paris. Over the next few weeks I’ll be “modeling” some of the items in my collection.

Today I’m pictured with my T-shirt from the 1997 Macworld Expo, which was held in Boston. To me, it will always be remembered as the most exciting expo of all. 

Why? It saw the return of Steve Jobs. On July 9, 1997, Gil Amelio was ousted as CEO of Apple by the board of directors after overseeing 12 disappointing years. Jobs stepped in as the interim CEO (iCEO), eventually becoming CEO. 

At the 1997 Macworld Expo in Boston, Jobs announced that Apple would be entering into partnership with Microsoft. Included in this was a five-year commitment from Microsoft to release Microsoft Office for Macintosh as well a $150 million investment in Apple. 

It was also announced that Internet Explorer would be...

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03:58
Apple seeking 800,000-sq feet of space for car...

One of the largest property companies in the San Francisco Bay Area has said during an investor call that Apple is seeking around 800,000 square feet of space in the area to expand its car project. The WSJ quotes Hudson Pacific Properties CEO Victor Coleman talking about rising demand for space for car R&D in the area.

We’re seeing the Toyotas of the world, the Teslas of the world, BMWs, Mercedes. Ford now is out in the marketplace looking for space. I haven’t even mentioned the 400,000 square feet that Google’s looking to take down and the 800,000 square feet that Apple’s looking to take down for their autonomous cars as well.

That would be almost a third the size of the spaceship campus Apple is currently building, which is...

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02:50
Report: Tim Cook to visit China later this month to...

Reuters is reporting that Apple CEO Tim Cook will visit China later in May to meet with government officials and address current tensions between Apple and China, seen by many as the main driver of revenue growth for the company going forward.

Apple has faced some significant setbacks in China in the last few weeks. The company has had to stop selling iBooks and iTunes Movies in the region following new governmental policy that restricts online publishing. Apple also ceded exclusive rights to the iPhone trademark after losing a court case, although it...

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01:13
Apple Music adds student membership subscription at...

Apple is today introducing an Apple Music plan aimed at students. The service is identical in features to the standard plan but rather than paying $9.99 per month, qualifying students can subscribe to Apple Music for $4.99 per month. The offering is rolling out today in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Australia and more countries (via TechCrunch). Prices vary per region but the discount should be around 50% of the normal Apple Music price.

To qualify, students must be currently attending an eligible university or college and gain the discount for up to four years. Apple has partnered with UNiDAYs to verify people who sign up to the student plan are legitimate students attending a school.

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00:00
Hot deals on the Bobine Blackout Auto and Flexible...

Have we got a deal for you! Or more accurately, we have two deals for you today. Fuse Chicken makes the funky, flexible and fun Bobine charging docks for iPhone and Apple Watch, and today we're bringing you two of those docks -- the Bobine Blackout Auto iPhone Charging Dock and Bobine Blackout Flexible iPhone Charging Dock -- at 25 percent off the regular $40 price; that's just $29.99 with free shipping.

These curvy flexible docks are handy whether you're charging your iPhone in...

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Thursday May 5

23:02
Apple VP of Online Retail Bob Kupbens leaves company

Bob Kupbens, the Vice President in charge of Apple’s growing online retail business, resigned from the company last week to take on a new position elsewhere, according to multiple sources. Kupbens joined Apple in 2014 and has been in charge of all online-based Apple retail initiatives, ranging from the recently redesigned online store, its integration into the main Apple website, the online iPhone upgrade program and newfound connectivity with Apple’s physical retail stores.

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19:09
Apple eyeing 800,000-square-foot property for...

Apple, Google parent company Alphabet and a number of established car makers are reportedly on the hunt for prime real estate in the San Francisco Bay Area to serve their respective autonomous vehicle projects, with Apple in particular said to be looking at an 800,000-square-foot plot.

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18:44
∞ Cupertino Mayor loses his mind

I don’t even know what to say about Cupertino Mayor, Barry Chang. He complains in an article The Guardian that he showed up unannounced at Apple’s headquarters and was denied a meeting—I assume with Tim Cook–he was asked to leave. [...]

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17:39
Apple hires former Google inventor with background...

Another recent Apple hire has been linked to the company's rumored "Project Titan" automotive initiative, as a report on Thursday uncovered a Google patent application for electric vehicle charging systems co-invented by current Apple employee Kurt Adelberger.

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17:34
Opinion: A visual refresh will help Apple Music, but...

Earlier this week, we reported on an upcoming design refresh coming to Apple Music with iOS 10. Mark reported that the update would focus on “a redesigned user-interface, a few new functions, and reorganization as well as simplification of existing features.” The new interface is said to ditch the colorful translucent look of the current app in favor of a more simplistic look with a focus on album art and black & white design.

While I certainly won’t reject an interface refresh for Apple Music, I think there are a variety of things that need to change too (or even first). Read on as I breakdown what needs to be changed…

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16:59
Immersion expands patent lawsuit against Apple over...

Earlier this year Immersion Corporation, one of the leading companies in haptic feedback technology, filed a lawsuit against Apple over haptic technology used in the iPhone 6, iPhone 6s, and Apple Watch. Today, the company has filed a second lawsuit against Apple and AT&T in which it says the MacBook and MacBook Pro violate one patent relating to haptic feedback. Additionally, Immersion says the iPhone 6s infringes on three more of its patents not mentioned in the first lawsuit.

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16:50
LAPD Hacked An iPhone 5s Before The FBI Hacked San...

According to recently released court papers, Los Angeles police investigators found a way to break into a locked iPhone 5s belonging to April Jace, the slain wife of "The Shield" actor Michael Jace. The detectives were able to bypass the security at around the same time period the FBI was demanding Apple unlock the iPhone 5c belonging to San Bernardino terrorist Syed Rizwan Farook. LAPD detective Connie Zych wrote on March 18, the department found a "forensic cellphone expert" who could "override the locked iPhone function," according to the search warrant. There's no mention of how the LAPD broke into the iPhone or what OS the iPhone was running (Note: iOS 8, which features improved encryption and security features, came out months after the killing). The information stored on the iPhone should help in the criminal case against Jace's husband, who is charged with the May 19, 2014, killing.

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16:00
The Week in iPhone Cases: Flip It Nite helps you...

Selfies without the stick

This week’s roundup of new iPhone cases features the Flip It Nite, which packs a retractable arm that acts as a selfie stick. Plus, your usual assortment of new shells, transparent cases, and more. Read on!

Amzer

The Silicone Perforated Hybrid Case (iPhone SE; $9.95 MSRP and available on Amazon) is made from a combo of sturdy materials with the goal of preventing damage against scratches and falls. This case also sports a textured back for an improved grip, offers full access to the iPhone’s ports and buttons, and comes in black/white, black, or black/hot pink.

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15:50
SAP Partners With Apple To Expand iOS In The...

SAP has announced a partnership with Apple to bring iOS to SAP's enterprise customers. Steve Lucas, president for SAP's Digital Enterprise Platform, says SAP is firmly an enterprise company which has built a cloud platform to access all the software it has developed -- ERP product, SuccessFactors or Concur. With the new deal, Apple hopes to take a bite out of Microsoft's territory by selling hardware to companies who traditionally shop for PCs. In an effort to push iOS to its customers, SAP has announced a new set of apps for the iPhone and iPad that take advantage of data stored in SAP tools. They're providing an iOS SDK for its in-memory database product, SAP HANA, to allow organizations to build their own customized apps using the data stored in HANA. SAP is also offering SAP Academy for iOS as a way for SAP programmers to learn to use the HANA iOS SDK. The deal between Apple and SAP echoes the deal from a couple years ago between Apple and IBM.

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15:42
ISIS Cyberthreat: Puny but Gaining Power


The Islamic State group's cyberwar capabilities are unsophisticated, but they won't be that way for long. That was the conclusion of a 25-page report released last week by Flashpoint.
The report, "Hacking for ISIS: The Emergent Cyber Threat Landscape," found that the Islamic State's "overall capabilities are neither advanced nor do they demonstrate sophisticated targeting." However, the severity of the attacks by the groups supporters isn't likely to remain unsophisticated, it added.

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15:35
AWT News Update: May 5, 2016

It's a really short News Update today...

  • Women are buying more Apple Watches for themselves
  • Tim Cook's charity auction nets $515,000 for the RFK Center
  • Microsoft OneDrive users beware! You're about to start getting charged for that 15GB of space you were getting for free

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Hi, I’m Steve Sande from Apple World Today, and this is the AWT News Update for May 5, 2016.

Slice, a company that does e-commerce analytics, has been looking at users of the Apple Watch since the device came out last April and its data show that early adopters of the device were overwhelmingly male — about 80%. However, as time has passed, females are now buying more and more of the devices, to the...

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15:09
New Immersion lawsuit adds Apple's iPhone 6s,...

Immersion Corporation, a leader in haptic feedback technology, expanded its legal battle against Apple on Thursday with a new patent infringement suit targeting technology built into iPhone 6s and various MacBook models.

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14:29
Apple partners with SAP in new enterprise push

Apple has stepped up its efforts to target enterprise customers through a new partnership with SAP.

The companies will deliver native apps for the iPhone and iPad that tap SAP’s Hana in-memory computing platform, as well as a new iOS software development kit (SDK).

“SAP is the ideal partner to help us truly transform how businesses around the world are run on iPhone and iPad,” said Apple CEO Tim Cook.

As part of the deal, SAP will develop native iOS apps using Apple’s Swift programming language. An app might enable a field maintenance worker to order parts or schedule service, for example; another might allow a doctor to share the latest patient data with other healthcare workers.

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14:08
Tim Cook charity auction raises $515K for human...

Apple CEO Tim Cook's latest charity auction closed on Thursday, with the winning bid raising$515,000 for the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights.

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13:34
Netflix updates iOS app with cellular data controls...

Netflix on Thursday released an important update to its iOS app, enabling more control over streaming on cellular networks, as well as extending the use of 3D Touch gestures.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Apple previously...

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

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

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

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

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10:18
Why passwords fail end users

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

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10:15
Microsoft Challenges Oracle With SQL Server 2016


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

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10:02
Methods hackers use to attack DNS

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

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

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

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

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

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09:36
Ethernet's future goes fast and slow

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

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

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

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

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

Image via IBM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This doesn’t seem right...

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

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

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

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

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

more…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Which isn’t a bad thing.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Some are trying to...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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06:03
Apple supports Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal

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

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

Among other things, the TPP contains...

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05:57
App Store search is currently broken

Craig Grannell:

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

Try searching yourself.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

By Aaron Lee

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Wednesday May 4

20:59
Apple Music and Coherent Product Design and Marketing

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

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

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

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

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

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

Editors for all writing types

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

Blood Pressure Diary 2 1.01

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

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

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

more…

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

...

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

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

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14:45
AWT News Update: May 4, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

more…

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

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

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

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

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

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12:59
Hulu, YouTube planning TV streaming services

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

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

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

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

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


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

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