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Thursday February 5

12:44
First look: Apple's all-new Photos for OS X...

Apple's first beta of the new Photos application for OS X showcases a sleek, uncluttered interface that will instantly feel natural to anyone who has used the modern Photos app for iPhone and iPad, bringing welcome features and strong iCloud integration to the desktop.

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12:29
The town where everyone got free money

Vice:

Between 1974 and 1979, the Canadian government tested the idea of a basic income guarantee (BIG) across an entire town, giving people enough money to survive in a way that no other place in North America has before or since.

For those four years—until the project was cancelled and its findings packed away—the town’s poorest residents were given monthly checks that supplemented what modest earnings they had and rewarded them for working more. And for that time, it seemed that the effects of poverty began to melt away. Doctor and hospital visits declined, mental health appeared to improve, and more teenagers completed high school.

Damn Canadian socialists.

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12:25
Under Armour purchases My Fitness Pal, Endomondo to...

When one of the largest fitness attire companies on the planet starts to look into wearables, people take notice.

Under Armour has apparently shelled out $560 million to buy two fitness apps, giving it access to a mountain of data about health enthusiasts that it hopes will help it to sell more sportswear.

The company will pay US$475 million to buy MyFitnessPal, a HealthKit-integrated app that helps people lose weight by letting them record what they eat and count calories. It will also pay US$85 million for Endomondo, an app from Denmark that lets people track their activity, whether that’s running or doing gymnastics.

Combined with the fitness services it already owns, Under Armour says the deals give it access to “the world’s largest digital health and fitness community,” with 120 million registered users. And the more people log and share what they do, the more...

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11:32
FiftyThree’s Paper drops drawing tool prices to zero

Good news for all of you artists and doodlers out there: FiftyThree’s widely popular app, Paper, ditched its in-app purchase system on Thursday, opting for an all-you-can-eat download instead. Paper’s Sketch, Outline, Write, Color, and Mixer tools are now available for free.

All of these tools! For free!

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11:15
Lumoid to allow customers to rent Apple Watch before...

If you’re on the fence and hesitant about buying an Apple Watch, you might be able to rent one first.

A gadget rental outfit called Lumoid plans to rent Apple Watches as part of its wearable rental program for consumers, said, Aarthi Ramamurthy, the company’s founder and CEO.

Lumoid will roll out a waiting list on its website later this week for consumers looking to get their hands on the device when it begins shipping in April.

Although details about the Apple Watch are still emerging, pricing rumors have the watch retailing for between US$349 for the Sport model and US$5,000 for the gold edition.

“Before breaking the bank on the smartwatch, consumers should be able to try it out,” Ramamurthy said.

At present, Lumoid lets customers rent up to five wearable devices for a period of seven days. At the end of the week, if the customer decides not to make a...

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11:15
Photos for OS X brings easier navigation and more...

Macworld:

Providing many of the features found in its mobile sibling, the Yosemite-only Photos for OS X offers an interface less cluttered than iPhoto, improved navigation, simpler yet more powerful editing tools, the ability to sync all your images to iCloud (though it doesn’t require you to), and new options for creating books, cards, slideshows, calendars, and prints. I’ve had the opportunity to take an early look at Photos, and this is what I’ve found.

This is the developer preview but, in my experience, it’s pretty stable with few true glitches or bugs. Keep in mind, this is not (yet at least) a professional Aperture or Lightroom level app. But, that being said, it’s still pretty good.

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10:55
GoPro Studio software for HERO4 cameras updated to 2...

You’ve got to admit, GoPro makes a good camera.

For GoPro users, GoPro Studio 2.0 for the HERO4 cameras has just hit and is packed with some pretty decent new features. The software, which can be downloaded here, offers the following fixes and changes:

New Modes + Features:
- Adds Time Lapse Video mode
- Adds 720p240 video mode (Narrow FOV only)
- Adds 2.7K60 video mode
- Adds Auto Image Rotation
- Adds 30 photos/6 seconds Burst rate

Performance Improvements:
- Changes Protune™ default video ISO to 1600

Usability Improvements:
- Adds Reset option for camera Wi-Fi settings
- Displays Night Lapse shutter time on the camera status screen

LCD Touch BacPac Improvements:
- Delivers the...

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10:31
Apple Said To Be Working On a Pay TV Service

walterbyrd writes Apple is in talks with TV programmers to put together its own over-the-top pay TV service, Recode says. According to the site's industry sources, Apple's proposed service would comprise of bundles of programming, secured through deals with content providers and sold direct to consumers, rather than a full TV lineup. Apple has reportedly already shown demonstrations of the proposed service to people in charge of TV programming, but Recode says the talks 'seem to be in early stages,' with the pricing and release date still yet to be set.

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10:20
Apple releases first beta of OS X 10.10.3 with debut...

Developers can be among the first to get their hands on the new Photos for OS X application, thanks to the release of a preview build of of OS X 10.10.3 on Thursday.

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10:12
Announcing free Paper tools

FiftyThree:

Beginning today, the Draw, Sketch, Outline, Write, Color, and Mixer tools in Paper are available for free for everyone.

I can’t draw a straight line with a ruler but Paper is my favourite app for doodling and showing off the iPad’s drawing capabilities to others. Go grab these apps now.

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10:05
Apple releases OS X 10.10.3 pre-release seed to...

Apple is rolling out the first pre-release seed of OS X 10.10.3 to testers and developers today including the all-new Photos app with support for iCloud Photo Library beta. Previously, iCloud Photo Library was only available for desktop users through iCloud.com using a web app. The new Photos app replaces iPhoto while Aperture is also no longer […]

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10:04
Twitter makes up with Google to make tweets easily...

Google has access to Twitter like everyone else, but the process of crawling the network for tweets is a painstaking one. But later this year, Twitter will make it easier for Google to show tweets in search results now that the two companies have reportedly patched up their relationship.

The agreement isn’t official, but Bloomberg reported Wednesday evening that Google and Twitter are working on a deal that would let Google plug back into Twitter’s firehose of data. The search engine had access to the stream from 2009 to 2011, but was cut off after Twitter began tightening access to its API. Twitter allows Bing and Yahoo access to the firehose, so it’s not surprising that Google is being allowed back into the fold.

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09:24
Apple shows continued interest in embedding Touch ID...

Future iPhones and iPads could move Apple's Touch ID fingerprint sensor from the device's home button to the display itself, allowing a more seamless and potentially dynamic way for a device to securely authenticate a user.

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09:11
Choosing the Metadata Network on Xsan 4

Forums: Troubleshooting

Good Evening Xsan Admins.

I would like to share with you an experience i had configuring a brand new Xsan 4.
I have my two Mdc, configured in the DNS as the following:

mdc1.xsan 192.168.0.100
mdc1-private.xsan 10.0.0.100
mdc2.xsan 192.168.0.101
mdc2-private.xsan 10.0.0.101

The metadata network is the 10.0.0.x, so the hostname is set to the public one, the mdc1.xsan with 192.168.0.x
The Open Directory is created properly, and so the Xsan, with it's volume comes up nice.
Unlike the Xsan up to Maverick, during the creation of the Xsan, it doesn't comes up the selector of the Metadata network, and in the fsnameserver file, the IP showed is the 192.168.0.100 and 101: the public one.

What i've noticed, is that the Xsan takes as Metadata network, the Primary address of the Open directory...

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09:00
SwiftKey keyboard for iOS adds Emoji picker &...

SwiftKey, one of the more popular third party iOS 8 keyboards on the App Store, is out with a new version today adding both new features and additional languages. Since iOS 8, SwiftKey had been able to replace the standard Apple iOS keyboard, and the new version also packs in the complete Emoji keyboard in […]

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09:00
9to5Toys Last Call: iTunes free App of the Week, WD...

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: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications. Today’s can’t miss deals: Last call updates: iTunes Free App of the Week: Angry Birds Seasons (up to $2.99 value) Get 67% Off The Productivity Pack (Updated to include 3 Months […]

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08:21
BlackBerry wins a cool $860,000 from makers of Ryan...

Back in January of 2014, BlackBerry sued the makers of the Typo, a hardware keyboard case for the iPhone. BlackBerry argued that the Typo violated its keyboard patents, and it's not hard to see why the court eventually came down on BlackBerry's side—the Typo is a clear imitation of the keyboard BlackBerry has been selling with its phones for years.

The US District Court of Northern California ordered Typo to halt sales, and the injunction went into effect on April 15, 2014. However, Typo didn't comply, and BlackBerry decided to pursue a contempt of court charge that the court has now...

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08:17
Under Armour buys MyFitnessPal for $475M, SwiftKey...

Popular health tracking service and iOS app MyFitnessPal has been acquired by clothing maker Under Armour for nearly a half-billion dollars, while iOS 8 custom keyboard SwiftKey has added predictive emoji entry, and WhatsApp Messenger has been updated with a new quick camera button.

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08:08
How to get the lowest prices anywhere on Apple'...

Back for a limited time: AI readers can use exclusive coupons at one of Apple's top authorized resellers to get the lowest prices anywhere on all 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display configurations by instantly knocking an additional $55-90 off already reduced pricing.

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07:28
Swatch planning cross-platform smartwatch &...

While Swatch certainly won’t be partnering with Apple on the iPhone maker’s upcoming Watch despite an ill-fated rumor that surfaced last year, the watchmaker does plan to go toe-to-toe with Apple promising its own version of a smartwatch due out soon. Bloomberg reports that Swatch plans to bring its answer to the Apple Watch to market in the next 90 days.

The device will communicate via the Internet “without having to be charged,” Chief Executive Officer Nick Hayek said in an interview. The Swatch smartwatch will also let consumers make mobile payments and work with Windows and Android software, he said.

It’s unclear if Swatch intends for its own smartwatch to be compatible with iPhones like the Apple Watch or...

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07:00
IoT Risky Business for Enterprise Networks


There were 9 billion Internet of Things (IoT) units installed at the end of 2013 by IDC's count, and its analysts expect the figure to hit 28 billion by 2020. That's going to make life difficult for IT security administrators. A Tripwire survey found that employed consumers who took work home had an average of 11 IoT devices on their home networks, and 24 percent of them had connected at least one of these devices to their enterprise network. The survey covered 404 IT professionals and 302 executives in the United States and the UK.

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06:59
Apple may be deploying its own mapping vans into the...

If Google’s mapping vehicles seemed a bit strange, Apple may have their own making the rounds.

A number of minivans with what appears to be camera equipment and a LiDAR sensor mounted to the roof that have appeared around California in recent weeks could be part of a new Apple project, as at least one of the vehicles is registered to the company.

The minivans sport an X-shaped frame mounted to their luggage racks, with dark recesses that likely house cameras at each corner. The California Department of Motor Vehicles confirmed to San Francisco CBS affiliate KPIX that a blue Dodge Caravan spotted with the equipment was leased to Apple.

Along with the cameras, a pair of spinning cylindrical devices fitted to the front and rear look to be LiDAR sensors. LiDAR is a laser-based technology used to make high-resolution maps, and also forms an integral part of the sensing systems on...

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06:12
Typo ordered to pay BlackBerry $860k for selling its...

Typo, the Ryan Seacrest-backed company selling an iPhone case with an integrated hardware keyboard, has been ordered to pay BlackBerry around $860,600 in the ongoing case between the two companies, Reuters reports

If you’re unfamiliar, BlackBerry didn’t particularly like the Typo keyboard’s resemblance to its own iconic, albeit obsolete, keyboard included on its dwindling smartphone lineup and covered by its patents. After the court handed down an injunction following an original suit filed in January of 2014, a US District Judge in San Francisco ruled this week that Typo will have to pay the £567,303, or approximately $860,600, fine for violating the injunction and continuing to sell the product.

Despite little interest from anyone and generally poor reviews, Typo plans to keep making its...

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06:12
Apple's 'indoor traffic' concept...

Apple's interest in indoor positioning technology could go well beyond just identifying a user's location, by offering estimated wait times at a variety of businesses, allowing iPhone users to adjust their schedules and save time by avoiding high-traffic periods of the day.

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06:00
Paper by FiftyThree’s essential tools now free for...

Paper by FiftyThree, the popular illustrating app for iPad, is making a significant change to its app price today. While Paper for iPad has been free to download and use since its debut, the app has also had tools for drawing and illustrating available for unlocking through in-app purchases as well.

Starting today, FiftyThree is making the all tools offered in Paper free for everyone to use. FiftyThree is now including the Draw, Sketch, Outline, Write, and Color tools for every Paper user. Previously, the essential tools were $3.99 to unlock as a package while individual tools could be have for $0.99 each.

The various essential tools allow you to illustrate using pencils, pens, and marker textures, for example...

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05:55
∞ Another epic Danish bus ad

One of the first posts I ever did for The Loop was this epic Danish bus ad.

Well, M2Film, the team behind the Midttrafik ad, is back with a sequel. Enjoy.

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05:39
Twitter, Google ink deal to show tweets in Google...

Your tweets will soon be visible in Google’s search results in much closer to real time.

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05:29
Apple’s HealthKit gaining traction at top hospitals

Reuters did a survey of top hospitals to see which ones were running a HealthKit pilot program.

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05:11
YouTube bangs another nail into Flash’s coffin

Flash is no longer in the Google Play Store, and now YouTube has officially moved from Flash to HTML5 as a default.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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05:00
'Smart Spaces' Project Seeks to Light Up...


Dartmouth University researchers are shining a new light on using "smart spaces" in ambient room lighting to transmit both data and human gestures. The three-month-old research pushes the envelope beyond advancements already made by researchers in the UK, at the University of Edinberg. The integrated Visible Light Communication project (iVLC) marks the first time an integrated networking and sensing environment has been proposed for sending information by light, according to the researches at Dartmouth.

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05:00
HandBrake Video Transcoder Gets a Grip on Linux


Converting video files from a variety of media sources can be a huge chore. That task can be much more manageable with HandBrake, a GPL-licensed, multiplatform, multithreaded video transcoder. It is available for MacOS X, Linux and Windows, which makes working on more than one platform a bit more convenient. The latest version for Linux, version 0.10 released Nov. 23, has many upgrades. However, the Linux version lacks a few of the features in the Windows and Mac versions.

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05:00
The Week in iPhone Cases: Speck's ultra-trippy...

Speck's ultra-trippy CandyShell, Seidio's waterproof Obex, and more

This week’s roundup of new iPhone cases includes unique themes, a exoskeleton-style case, and useful wallets—with a few more traditional cases thrown in for good measure.

BiteMyApple

The eXo (iPhone 6; $130) sports an unusual look that’s actually designed to protect your iPhone’s ultra-vulnerable corners without hiding any original features.

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04:32
Obama after sneak peek at original iPhone: ‘If it...

From the upcoming book Believer, US President Barack Obama’s Chief campaign advisor David Axelrod gives a small tidbit on a meeting Obama had before he became president. He called it:

In 2007, Obama got a sneak peek at the iPhone during a private meeting with Apple’s Steve Jobs. “If it were legal, I would buy a boatload of Apple stock. This thing is going to be really big,” Obama said after the meeting.

AAPL stock was selling at a split adjusted $12-14 a share in early 2007 so if he would have done quite well if it hadn’t been illegal.

Not everybody was impressed with the iPhone in its original form. Microsoft’s then CEO Steve Ballmer dismissed it in a famous rant after the launch:

One person who did ‘get it’ immediately was ...

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01:39
After whipping Intel, Nvidia & AMD in mobile...

While rumors have long claimed that Apple has plans to replace Intel's x86 chips in Macs with its own custom ARM Application Processors, there are a series of more valuable opportunities available to Apple's silicon design team, each of which has the potential to replicate Apple's history of beating Intel in mobile chips and in building mobile GPUs without the help of Nvidia or AMD.

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01:34
Apple Inc iOS 8 HealthKit already in testing at 60...

An exclusive report by Reuters noted that 14 of the top 23 hospitals in the U.S. have already rolled out a pilot program using Apple's iOS 8 Health app, or "are in talks to do so."

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Wednesday February 4

23:00
Reuters: HealthKit pilot programs rolling out in...

Reuters tonight reported that it recently polled 23 of the nation’s top hospitals and found that 14 of them have already launched the first stages of programs built on Apple’s HealthKit software in place, or have plans to do so in the near future.

These programs will allow doctors to monitor patients with chronic medical conditions and alert them at the first sign of a problem, giving users the ability to take preventative action rather than reactive. These programs will likely be expanded to include data collected by the Apple Watch when it debuts later this year.

Apple has put together a team of experts to act as liaisons between the company and its...

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19:46
Microsoft buys Sunrise Calendar in acquisition deal...


Microsoft has acquired the Sunrise calendar application in a deal worth over $100 million, a report revealed today. The buyout may be the next step in the company’s plans to revamp its mobile offerings, which started with the release of the new Outlook email app—also based on...

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18:51
Judge orders Typo to pay $860,000 fine to BlackBerry...

This is a win for BlackBerry, which is kind of rare these days.

Also, if a federal judge orders an injunction against you, you should probably obey the injunction.

On Wednesday, a federal judge on Tuesday ruled that Typo Products owes BlackBerry more than US$860,000 for violating an injunction barring sales of its original iPhone keyboard case.

The contempt finding has to do with BlackBerry’s allegations that Typo continued to sell and market the original Typo case despite a court injunction issued in March of last year. Typo has since released a second product, Typo 2, that it says is designed to avoid intellectual property conflicts with BlackBerry.

BlackBerry had asked for US$2.6 million in sanctions, plus attorneys’ fees, saying that Typo made at least two bulk sales of Typo cases and performed 100 warranty replacements after the injunction went into effect....

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17:41
Dazzling Results

Juan Pablo Vazquez Sampere, writing for Harvard Business Review, “We Shouldn’t Be Dazzled by Apple’s Earnings Report”:

But one thing has changed. Apple used to revolutionize
industries, announcing record sales numbers because it had
introduced a new technology, feature, or product that we had never
imagined but that, when we saw it, we all instantly wanted. That
Apple seems no longer present. In this instance, all Apple has
done is copy a feature for its own best customers. While that’s
very effective for today, it does not solve the problem of
tomorrow for a company that competes on serial innovation.

That one feature he’s talking about is the larger display sizes for the iPhone 6. I’ll reiterate that Apple has never been a company that serially produced revolutionary product after revolutionary product. Their revolutions...

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17:33
Federal court levies near-$1M fine against Ryan...

Typo, makers of a BlackBerry-like keyboard accessory for the iPhone, were ordered Wednesday to pay the Canadian smartphone maker $860,000 plus attorneys' fees and costs after failing to heed a sales injunction handed down last March.

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16:50
JavaScript, PHP Top Most Popular Languages, With...

Nerval's Lobster writes Developers assume that Swift, Apple's newish programming language for iOS and Mac OS X apps, will become extremely popular over the next few years. According to new data from RedMonk, a tech-industry analyst firm, Swift could reach that apex of popularity sooner rather than later. While the usual stalwarts—including JavaScript, Java, PHP, Python, C#, C++, and Ruby—top RedMonk's list of the most-used languages, Swift has, well, swiftly ascended 46 spots in the six months since the firm's last update, from 68th to 22nd. RedMonk pulls data from GitHub and Stack Overflow to create its rankings, due to those sites' respective sizes and the public nature of their data. While its top-ranked languages don't trade positions much between reports, there's a fair amount of churn at the lower end of the rankings. Among those "smaller" languages, R has enjoyed stable popularity over the past six months, Rust and Julia continue to climb, and Go has exploded upwards—...

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16:17
Infected Android Apps From Google Play Affect...


Millions of Android users have been hit by malware posing as games on Google Play, according to Avast security researcher Flip Chytry. The malware harbors fake ads that pop up when users unlock their devices, to warn them about nonexistent infections, or that their devices are out of date or have porn. Victims are then asked to take action. If they agree, they are redirected to poisoned Web pages that contain a variety of hazards. Google spokesperson Elizabeth Markman did not confirm how many devices had been hit.

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16:13
Apple reportedly in talks with content producers to...

It’s been years since we first heard that Steve Jobs had “cracked” TV, but we haven’t seen much progress on that front outside of a few updates to the Apple TV set-top box. Recode reports today, however, that Apple is now in talks to launch its own web-based TV service.

The service is not expected to be a full offering of current television programming, but rather a package of select shows offered as part of a subscription. The content would be distributed over the web. A prototype of the service is apparently already running inside Cupertino and has been shown off to a few industry insiders.

...

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16:07
Apple restarts talks with content owners for over-...

Apple has turned its back on cable companies and is once again courting television programmers in a bid to bring live television content to the Apple TV, a Wednesday report suggests, with talks reportedly in the "early stages."

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15:49
Is It Time to Trash Flash?


On Monday, Adobe Flash Player users were hit by a zero-day flaw for the third time in two weeks. The company issued a security advisory for the vulnerability, which it dubbed CVE-2015-0313. The flaw exists in Flash Player 16.0.0.296 and earlier versions on Windows and Macintosh platforms. Successful exploitation could crash the desktop and potentially let hackers take control of it, Adobe warned. The vulnerability is being actively used in drive-by download attacks through Internet Explorer and Firefox on Windows 8.1 and earlier, Adobe said.

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15:31
∞ iOS overtakes Android in the US

With strong growth in the fourth quarter of 2014, Apple’s iOS has overtaken Android in the US, according to sales data from market research firm Kantar Worldpanel ComTech. [...]

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15:14
“Steve Jobs” movie set for Oct. 9 release

Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, “Steve Jobs” invites audiences behind the scenes of the digital revolution to witness an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicenter.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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15:09
New iOS spyware targets non-jailbroken devices but...

A malware campaign known in the security industry as "Operation Pawn Storm" has begun to target Apple's iOS devices with a new malicious application that can steal photos, text messages, contacts, and other data from non-jailbroken iPhones, but which cannot be installed without users' consent.

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14:48
Darkwater

Matt Gemmell:

There’s a lot of misunderstanding out there about mental health. Some people are up, some people are OK, and some people are down. Everyone gets down from time to time. Pull your socks up, and get on with it. Hold it together.

It’s reasonable advice – as long as you’re just feeling down.

For some people, though, down doesn’t cover it. They can’t just get on, because their feet can’t find the bottom.

There’s a predator down there. That’s the truth. Black as pitch, and silent in motion. It can see perfectly even where no light penetrates – in fact, especially there. It’s surprisingly warm to the touch, but it can drain all the heat out of a room in moments.

As one who suffers from depression, Matt’s piece really hit home for me.

...

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14:34
Good and Samsung Partner to Harden Android Security


Good Technology on Tuesday announced a merger of its app container and app ecosystem with the Samsung KNOX enterprise security platform for Android. The product merger is the next step in the partnership aimed at eliminating virus and malware concerns that come with Android adoption in the enterprise. The hardened security for Android targets the OS's deployment with U.S. government and Department of Defense agencies. Good Technology's solution creates a secured domain within Samsung's KNOX security-enhanced Android operating system.

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14:25
Microsoft acquires iOS calendar app Sunrise for $...

Microsoft has reportedly closed a deal to acquire popular iOS calendar app Sunrise for "at least" $100 million as the software giant continues to invest in rival mobile platforms under CEO Satya Nadella.

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13:49
Reuters TV app for iPhone launches w/ on-demand...

Reuters is today releasing a new app for iPhone called Reuters TV that offers access to on-demand video content and live feeds of Reuters’ live coverage of certain events.

The app also offers the ability to auto-download content for offline viewing and customization features that Reuters says tailors content to your location and interests. One of those features is the ability to set the length of your personalized news show from 5 to 30 minutes.

The app gives you the first month free but will cost $1.99/month there on out. You can also expect to see “limited, premium advertising.”

The Reuters TV app is available now...

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13:32
AAPL shares set new closing high record reaching $...

Apple stock closed at an all-time high today ending trading at $119.56 per share after climbing past its previous trading high of $120 per share to 120.51 per share during morning trading. The price also exceeds Apple’s previous opening record high of $119.27 per share setting that record up to be broken as well.

The company previously set a record high for closing on November 26, 2014, when it ended trading at $119.00 even. That record was set shortly after the company crossed $700 billion in market capitalization at the time.

Apple’s recent record stock growth followed first the introduction of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus alongside the reveal of the Apple Watch in September, then...

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13:14
Microsoft’s mobile inabilities

It is a pretty damning indictment that Microsoft had to spend hundreds of millions on front end apps for its own platform –Microsoft Exchange — and it should send alarm bells ringing.

Microsoft has a long history of not getting product trends. They didn’t get the iPod, tablets, iPhone and a host of other products that it could have made a lot of money on. Microsoft is profit-focused, which means it makes shitty products. Apple is product-focused, which means people buy the quality and Apple makes a lot of money. Reading this, Microsoft will have no idea what the difference is.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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12:57
Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs film, starring...

The long-awaited film based on the authorized biography of Steve Jobs, penned by Academy Award winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, will hit theaters this fall, on Oct. 9.

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12:21
“No one was tougher”: The story of the NHL’s first...

Vice:

On his way to games, while his teammates on the bus would be mentally preparing to take the ice, James had to prepare for something else: the hatred that would inevitably be thrown at him due solely to the color of his skin.

I love hockey but it has a very recent and very ugly history of racism.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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12:20
Don’t cancel your ski plans, Apple’s not having an...

Contrary to a report from the often-reliable French blog iGen.fr, Apple is apparently not planning a media event late this month to introduce the Apple Watch or other new products, sources tell 9to5Mac.

Several media reports picked up the rumor today, repeating claims that Apple has planned an event for the last week of February, perhaps February 24. The blog speculated that the event could also include the introduction of the in development 12-inch MacBook we revealed earlier this year.

While it’s highly likely that Apple will hold an advance event to officially launch the Apple Watch and ...

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12:10
Apple again said to be going back to Samsung for A9...

After moving to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) to produce chips for its latest mobile devices and reduce reliance on competitor Samsung, Recode reports that Apple is tapping Samsung for its next-gen A9 chips.

While Apple had hoped to rely more heavily on Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. to fabricate the Ax family of processors used in its iOS devices, the company has turned to Samsung for its next-generation A9 chip, according to people with knowledge of the situation…. Though Samsung refuses to identify chip customers, sources say the company is working to ensure an adequate supply of application processors for the next-generation iPhone.

The report mirrors much of what we’ve already heard...

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11:59
Apple affirmed to return to Samsung for 14nm '...

Yet another publication has reported that Apple will once again rely on Samsung for its next generation of A-series processors, returning to a fierce rival rather than expanding its relationship with TSMC.

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11:51
Sorkin’s long-awaited Steve Jobs biopic due in...

With filming of the Aaron Sorkin-written Steve Jobs biopic based on Walter Isaacson’s official biography kicking off in recent days, Universal Pictures has shared an official release date for the film. According to CNBC, the film’s studio says the Jobs film will be released in theaters later this year on October 9th, 2015.

The film will star Michael Fassbender as the late Apple co-founder while Seth Rogen will play the part of Steve Wozniak. 9to5Mac...

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10:50
Rumor: Apple to hold event this month to unveil...

Apple may be planning to hold a media event in late February to showcase the final version of its upcoming Apple Watch, and also debut a newly redesigned MacBook Air, potentially with a Retina display, according to a new report.

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10:38
Verizon reducing plan rates by $10/month &...

Verizon is following its More Everything holiday promotion today with a new limited time promo for its customers, the carrier announced today. Starting tomorrow, Verizon will begin offering customers data plans at new price points from 1GB up to 20GB with most price tiers being reduced by $10/month compared to their previous rates.

With the new plans, customers can take advantage of plans with the same data amount at a cheaper rate, or pay the same price and receive a data increase. Additionally, Verizon will introduce more data tiers with 12GB, 14GB, and 16GB options....

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10:23
Apple testing mysterious cars with roof-mounted...

The Verge:

Apple appears to be testing a pool of cars near San Francisco that are equipped with powerful camera rigs. A Claycord blog has published photos of a car that CBS affiliate KPIX 5 has confirmed is leased to Apple. The mysterious cars have been spotted a number of times over the past several months in and around San Francisco. A video, published on YouTube in September, also shows a complex camera rig mounted on the roof of a similar Dodge minivan in New York. Both of the cars near San Francisco and New York appear to be equipped with the same LIDAR (Light Detection And Ranging) camera system.

This is interesting but not hugely surprising. Apple is continuing to make its Map.app and technology behind it better all the time.

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10:21
How to watch the Grammy Awards live stream on your...

The 57th annual Grammy Awards are scheduled to take place this weekend on Sunday, February 8th, and CBS just sent over details on the only official live stream of the event accessible through iPhone, iPad, Mac, or on the big screen via Apple TV.

Head below for all the details on how to watch official streams for the event on your computer and all of your mobile devices.

iPhone/iPad: CBS mobile app

CBS has broadcasting of the event locked down this year, and so for mobile users the only official live stream available of the actual awards show will be the CBS app (US only).

It will require a CBS All Access subscription, however, and is also only available in 14 major markets,...

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10:11
Ask Slashdot: Gaining Control of My Mobile Browser?

An anonymous reader writes: I run Firefox with NoScript and FlashBlock at home. Browsing is easy, and I only have to enable scripts on a few sites. If they have 20+ scripts, I just surf somewhere else. Fast forward to the mobile experience. I had an Android device, but now I have an iPhone. In addition to the popup problem, and the fake "X" on ads, the iPhone browsers (Safari, Chrome, Opera) will start to show a site, then they will lock up for 10-30 seconds before finally becoming responsive. If I switch back to another app and then return to the browser, Safari and Chrome have a little delay, but Opera delays 20+ seconds before becoming responsive again. Firefox is not available on the iPhone, so I can't simply run NoScript. Chrome does not appear to have a NoScript equivalent for mobile. What solutions are you using to make mobile browsing work?

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09:08
Mysterious Apple van fuels speculation about self-...

Apple might be taking a page from Google’s roadmap, if a camera-equipped Dodge Caravan spotted driving around the Bay Area is any indication. The vehicle reportedly has ties to an Apple project, but no one knows exactly what those cameras are for.

San Francisco TV station KPIX captured the van driving around the town of Concord this week. All the California Department of Motor Vehicles would say is that Apple had leased the vehicle. Two guesses: Apple is finally improving its native Maps app with Google-style Street Views, or the company is developing its own self-driving cars.

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09:02
Verizon cuts $10 off many monthly shared data plans...

Ongoing price wars in the U.S. mobile industry have led Verizon to shave $10 off the monthly rate of a number of its shared data plans, in line with aggressive strategies taken by AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint.

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09:00
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08:40
The Next Episode: Apple’s plans for Beats-based...

Six months after buying the subscription music service Beats Music, Apple is actively working to launch a completely new paid streaming music service that will compete with Spotify and Rdio. Yet to be named, the new service is entirely Apple-designed, yet leverages Beats’ technologies and music content, a collaboration that has thus far led to personnel challenges and delays. Multiple sources within Apple and the music industry have provided the first in-depth details of Apple’s upcoming streaming service, which we share below.

Rather than merely installing the existing Beats Music app onto iPhones, Apple has decided to deeply integrate Beats into iOS, iTunes, and the Apple TV. The company is currently developing new Beats-infused versions of...

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08:30
External Link: Verizon Beefs Up Data Plans

Verizon Wireless has announced that its More Everything plans with data allowances of 1 to 3 GB will receive an additional 1 GB of data for the same $40–$60 per month prices. The carrier is also offering new 6 GB ($70), 12 GB, 14 GB, and 16 GB (prices not yet available) data plans. It’s not yet clear if the added data will be applied automatically, or if subscribers will have to switch plans to take advantage of the change.

 

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07:25
Thousands surface for Steve Jobs biopic extras call

It’s not every day that you get a chance to be an extra in a Steve Jobs biopic.

Over in Cupertino, thousands of people replied to a casting call over the weekend to be an extra in the Steve Jobs biopic with scenes being filmed at the Flint Center where Jobs unveiled the original Macintosh in 1984.

The line saw over 2,000 people show up in 80′s attire, with hundreds being turned away due to overwhelming response for the call.

“I thought I’d have no trouble getting onto the movie set at the Flint Center here since I was ‘confirmed’ as an extra and arrived at the designated time. Silly me. After years of covering the lines at Apple events and product launches, I should have known better,” said one attendee.

Potential extras began lining up at 5 AM despite instructions to arrive between 9 and 10 AM/

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07:06
Detour audio tour app hits beta, now available in...

This definitely qualifies under the heading of “nifty”.

For those of you living in the Bay Area, the Detour app for iOS has entered the beta stage and is now available on the App Store. Detour provides hour-long audio walks over the San Francisco Bay Area that reveal hidden stories, people, and places all over SF.

Users can set their or pace, schedule and take the tours alone or synced with friends and new tours are available each month.

Detour is available for free and requires iOS 8.0 or later to install and run.

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

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07:00
A Personal Power Plant in the Palm of Your Hand


The problem with most portable battery-based chargers is that you still need to plug them into a wall socket to gain a charge. While some inventors have turned to solar, or even wind power, for off-the-grid power sources, solar and wind power take time and require Mother Nature to provide sun or wind. Enter Kraftwerk, a fuel-based hand-held portable generator that has launched as a Kickstarter project. Kraftwerk is essentially a tiny power plant you can hold in your hand to produce electricity. Its USB plugin charges hand-held devices, such as smartphones or cameras.

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06:02
Inside the highly customizable companion app that...

The forthcoming Apple Watch is all about customization, as demonstrated by the long list of user-configurable options found in the companion app hidden within Apple's iOS 8.2 beta for iPhone.

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06:00
The Week in iOS Accessories: Power to go

Power to go

This week’s roundup of accessories includes a number of options for powering your iOS device when you’re on the move. Plus: speakers, headphones, and more.

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Now you and your passenger don’t have to compete to power up your iPhones when you’re on the road. The $25 EZCharge plugs into your car’s 12-volt port and provides two USB connections to allow the charging of two iOS devices at the same time.

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05:53
Noise canceling headphones and music quality (and a...

Kirk McElhearn’s piece on the origins of noise canceling headphones would be worth the read just for that background, but there’s some real music history here.

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05:38
Apple’s product distortion field

Jason Snell, writing for Six Colors:

Even if iPhones do get replaced at a much faster pace than Macs and iPads, it’s undeniable that most iPhone users don’t have a Mac. Your average Apple customer is an iPhone user.

An excellent read.

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05:37
iPhone 6 launch led Apple to 47.7% share of US...

For the first time since the end of 2012, Apple's iPhone edged out all devices running Android for shipments in the U.S., becoming not only the top device, but also the top domestic platform for the quarter.

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05:09
On App Store purchases that no longer work with the...

Jeremy Horowitz from 9to5mac writes about apps that charge big money, but are abandoned by their developers when faced with rewrites to support a major iOS release.

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05:08
Kantar: iPhone beats Android in US/Japan/Australia...

Kantar World Panel’s Carolina Milanesi has crunched the numbers and notes that iOS beat Android in the US in the holiday quarter with a hefty .1% margin — iOS devices accounted for 47.7% of sales, Android devices accounted for 47.6%. Apple’s iOS beat Android in other key markets including Japan and Australia but still trailed in others in Europe and China.

“In the US, Apple iOS overtook Android for the first time since this time in 2012, albeit by the slimmest 0.1% margin,” reported Carolina Milanesi, chief of research at Kantar Worldpanel ComTech. “While the success of the iPhone 6 and 6Plus is unprecedented, this quarter’s performance also points to Apple having its strongest portfolio ever. With a range of...

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05:00
Understanding New Lighting Technology


It is in the darkest time of the year with the arrival of winter that perhaps we most appreciate our light bulbs. It isn't just the lights on the holiday decorations that provide that festive glow, but really the fact that the light bulb makes our daily modern life possible. The light bulb is taken for granted, and until recently it hadn't really
evolved much in more than a century. The incandescent light bulb, which Thomas Edison perfected and helped
commercialize, has changed little in nearly 140 years.

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04:00
MOBA gone mobile: iPad and iPhone games that deliver...

There’s no bigger genre in competitive gaming right now than MOBAs (or multiplayer online battle arena games), which pit small teams against each other to destroy the base at the other end of the map. Computer entries like League of Legends and Dota 2 command millions of daily players and have shot to the top of the eSports world. Also, the top games in the genre are free, putting traditional $60 or subscription-based games to shame with their player devotion.

Luckily, you don’t need a gaming PC to enjoy a quality MOBA experience: a few key games are available on the App Store, designed specifically for the iPad and iPhone. And while they may be scaled down from the more elaborate desktop entries in certain ways, you can still find exciting, strategic combat wherever you are.

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03:58
I was an extra in the Steve Jobs movie

I’m still a ways away from completing my EGOT, but I did spend Saturday as a crowd extra for the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic. You know, the one written by Aaron Sorkin and directed by Danny Boyle. And if you’re expecting major plot reveals from today’s shooting, you will be disappointed, because when you’re an extra there really isn’t much plot to speak of.

OK, there are some minor spoilers mentioned herein—well, as spoilery as you can get in a true story we all kind of know. But I can’t spoil much, because Saturday’s shoot didn’t involve the acting out of actual scenes. None of the actors were even there.

Two of the three major characters in the scene—John Sculley and Steve Jobs—were portrayed by stand-ins who barely said anything, instead of Jeff Daniels and Michael Fassbender. The third character,...

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Tuesday February 3

23:00
Amazon takes issue with report that holiday fire...

Re/code:

Researcher IDC said Amazon showed the steepest annual decline among the five major tablet makers, with worldwide shipments of its Kindle Fire devices falling by as much as 70 percent compared with the holiday 2013 period.

A spokesperson for the retailer criticized IDC’s methodology, saying “our most affordable tablet ever, the Fire HD 6 at $99, which is one of our high volume products, wasn’t included in the report.” She declined to discuss sales.

Well Amazon, you know how to solve the problem. Simply report sales figures.

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21:15
Camera-equipped minivan leased to Apple spotted in...

Apple may be preparing a big update to its Maps application for iOS and OS X. San Francisco’s KPIX reported earlier today that a Dodge Caravan sporting an impressive array of cameras has been spotted roaming the area. The California DMV confirmed that the vehicle was leased to Apple.

The CBS affiliate reached out to technology analyst Rob Enderle for his thoughts on what this might be. Enderle said that this van simply has too many cameras (a whopping twelve of them) to be a mapping car—though he failed to note that Google uses even more cameras on its own Street View cars.

Enderle endorsed a different...

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20:33
Apple testing mysterious camera-equipped vehicles in...

A number of minivans with what appears to be camera equipment and a LiDAR sensor mounted to the roof that have appeared around California in recent weeks could be part of a new Apple project, as at least one of the vehicles is registered to the iPhone maker.

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19:15
Oscar winner Alex Gibney bringing new Steve Jobs...

Oscar-winning documentarian Alex Gibney will premier his latest project, a feature entitled "Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine" that chronicles the late Apple CEO's influence on the modern world's relationship with computers, at the annual South by Southwest film festival next month.

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17:18
HTC disses Apple, Samsung in new rap video

Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC recently released a bizarre music video starring rapper Don G alongside backup dancers dressed as smartphones, dubbed "Hold the Crown," in which the former waxes lyrical about the relative superiority of HTC's handsets and executive team.

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17:15
Apple Inc. shares approach ex-dividend as it gears...

On February 12, Apple will pay shareholders of record a quarterly dividend of $0.47 per share, but investors will need to buy shares by February 5th (to have settled ownership of the company's stock by the market's close on February 9) in order to qualify.

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16:28
'Enhanced sapphire' said to lower...

Mobile device manufacturers may finally have a reason to evaluate sapphire on an equal footing with traditional strengthened glass, as a new method of dealing with sapphire is said to have lowered its reflectivity significantly.

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15:19
Apple Pay adds BECU, BBVA Compass, others ahead of...

Millions more consumers now have access to Apple Pay as BECU, Golden 1, Alliant, and First Tech -- four of the ten largest credit unions in the country -- have been added as partners alongside leading regional banks BBVA Compass and Fifth Third, while Samsung is rumored to introduce a payments program of its own at the Galaxy S6 launch next month.

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14:33
External Link: How Apple Beat Microsoft

At the end of the 20th century, Microsoft was the unstoppable juggernaut of computing and Apple was on the ropes. Not only did Apple recover, but it’s now twice as big as the Redmond giant. James R. Stewart of The New York Times looks at what caused Apple’s rise and Microsoft’s relative descent. In short: Apple had a better sense of vision and wasn’t afraid to cannibalize its own products.

 

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14:31
Apple's iOS 8 now on 72% of customer devices,...

Adoption of Apple's latest mobile operating system continues to grow, according to the company's App Store statistics, with 72 percent of iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches now running on iOS 8 while no single version of Google's Android has surpassed 40 percent.

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14:22
Even after all those iPhones sold, iOS 8 adoption is...

The number of iOS devices running iOS 8 is slowly, slowly, slowly creeping upward, finally crossing the 70 percent mark this week. Apple reported Tuesday that 72 percent of devices are using iOS 8 as of Feb. 2.

That’s a jump from 68 percent a month ago. It’s a solid chunk of devices, but considering that Apple sold 74.5 million iPhones over the holidays—all of which run the latest OS—the slow adoption rate is still surprising. One culprit: The size of iOS 8, which prevented a slew of 16GB iPhone owners from upgrading in the early days after launch. Apple is even facing a lawsuit...

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14:07
iOS 8.2 update currently scheduled for March

We’re hearing that iOS 8.2 is currently planned for release sometime in March, as BGR reported today. The new iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch software is currently scheduled to be released during the second week of the month, but this timeline is not set in stone. The new software update is mostly an Apple Watch compatibility release as it includes the underlying functionality needed to connect to the wearable via WatchKit. We previously revealed the Apple Watch Companion application that requires iOS 8.2. Apple seeded the most recent iOS 8.2 beta yesterday. The Apple Watch...

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13:55
So long, and thanks for all the fish

As you may have heard, TUAW is being archived by its parent company AOL. The 10+ years of content that our talented team of writers and editors have crafted are due be folded into our sister site Engadget, where you'll be able to check out the archiv...

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13:37
Tapbots teases redesigned Tweetbot for Mac

Mark Jardine, designer for Tapbots apps including the popular Tweetbot app, tweeted a photo teasing the upcoming redesign of the Mac version for the third party Twitter client; the current version of Tweetbot for Mac features a heavier design aesthetic than the general user interface introduced with OS X 10.10 Yosemite.

As you can see in the teaser above, the redesign takes design cues from the latest version of Tweetbot for iPhone using Yosemite design elements like translucency in addition to round...

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13:30
There's magic everywhere

The past couple of articles I've written about Apple may paint the company in a negative light. One might misinterpret those posts as saying "Apple is doomed." I think given profitability, cash on hand and product pipeline, that is a ridiculous state...

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13:13
Apple chip partner ARM debuts 16nm Cortex-A72 with...

ARM, the British processor designer responsible for the core chip technology found inside many of Apple’s past iOS devices, today announced the Cortex-A72 — its latest mobile CPU design, designed to run at up to 2.5GHz and improve the processing power of next-generation smartphones. Combined with an enhanced graphics chip such as ARM’s Mali-T880, the new CPU promises to enable upcoming phones to offer “console-class gaming performance,” up to 120fps 4K video capture, and natural language user interfaces.

The Cortex-A72 is built on 16-nanometer technology, and promises to deliver either a 75% improvement in energy efficiency or roughly three times the performance of recent Cortex-A15 devices, depending on...

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12:15
The Week in Mac Apps: A menu app for Dropbox, tools...

A menu app for Dropbox, tools for file sharing, and more

This week’s roundup of new Mac apps is chock full of apps designed to make your life easier, from organizing your media to managing your files—and even a tool for planning your next vacation.

App for Dropbox 1.0

Dropbox’s integration with Finder is certainly a great feature—unless you’re in a hurry and want to manage your files in a more cohesive way. That’s where It’s About Time’s $3 App for Dropbox comes in.

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