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Thursday September 17

Patreon backers: Thank you! Now let's get rid...

Over the past week we've had a number of readers start backing us on Patreon or increase their support for the site. Thanks to them, we now have support coming in at $1,624.49 per month. While that's over double the amount we started with at the end of August, we're still over $1,400 per month below the level needed to keep going. Don't worry -- we're not going to shut down on you!

We're a small site by Apple website standards -- we only get about 60,000 unique visitors a month, while our total page impressions are of course much higher. If just one out of every ten unique visitors -- 10% -- would pay $1 per month or more towards the care and feeding of the bloggers here, we'd be at twice the amount needed to keep going. You do that, and we promise to take every ad off the site. Right now, we're getting support from one out of every 215 readers.


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New Roomba Knows Its Way Around

iRobot on Wednesday unveiled its latest robotic vacuum cleaning system, the Roomba 980. The device combines adaptive navigation with visual localization, cloud-connected app control and increased cleaning power. It is the most capable model to date, according to the company, which has been a pioneer in robotic cleaning tools. The Roomba 980 includes new sensors that allow it to create a map of its environment, keeping track of where it's been and where it needs to go.

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Honda adds CarPlay support to 2016 Civic models

The 2016 Civic, arriving this fall, will be Honda's second vehicle with support for Apple CarPlay, according to an official announcement.

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The Week in iPhone Cases: Another round of goodies..., picks from Apple, Ballistic, and more!

From ultra-sturdy rugged cases and screen protectors to luxurious leather cases and hand-crafted designs, this week’s roundup of new iPhone cases has it all—and they’re all available for the new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus.


Apple’s Leather Case (iPhone 6/6s; $45) stays true to the company’s design aesthetic with its simple but elegant layout, featuring a microfiber lining that keeps your iPhone free of scratches.

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Apple TV picks up Apple Music Festival channel ahead...

Apple Music Festival kicks off in London in just two days, and in preparation Apple TV has gained a dedicated channel for viewing the free performances from home. The Apple Music Festival channel includes a Featured section for highlighting performances, a Lineup section for following the schedule, and an About section for learning about the […]

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Apple appeals to Supreme Court in e-books price...

Apple is looking to file an appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court in order to overturn previous court decisions, which found that the company conspired with book publishers to fix the price of e-books.

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iDevice apps crash a bit more after a switch to an...

When Apple releases an update of its mobile operating system iOS, as it did yesterday with iOS 9, millions of users rush to update their iPhones and iPads. However, we make the switch to the new operating system, we shouldn’t be surprised to see apps (not the operating system itself) crashing more often than we may be accustomed to.

According to data supplied by app intelligence firm Crittercism, app crash rates follow a distinct pattern. When a new iOS version is released, crash rates tend to spike as it takes developers some time to fix errors and fully understand the new OS. After the initial spike, app crash rates quickly return to a normal level and continue to gradually decline as developers get more and more acquainted with the operating system. (The accompanying chart is courtesy of Statistica.)

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Apple wants to take its e-book price fixing case to...

Apple wants one more shot at clearing its name of e-book antitrust violations.

Having lost a federal court appeal earlier this year, Apple will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a ruling that the company conspired with publishers to fix e-book prices, Fortune reports.

Apple lost its original case in 2013, after being sued by the U.S. Department of Justice along with 33 states and U.S. territories. At the time, U.S. District Court Judge Denise Cote found that Apple broke the law when it convinced five major publishers to adopt the same “agency” pricing model, in which they set their own prices and agreed not to offer lower prices elsewhere. This had the effect of raising some...

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Will the IoT Be Held for Ransom?

A perfect cybercrime storm is brewing, and two of the main ingredients are ransomware and the Internet of Things. Cybercrime has become an industry with all the operational trappings of any legitimate sector, McAfee Labs noted earlier this month. It has its own supply chain, market segments, service providers, and finance and trading systems. It has its own business models. On the other hand, the Internet of Things is young, McAfee pointed out. Smart device hacks and data breaches are just beginning to make headlines.

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Here's how many users upgraded to iOS 9 on Day 1

It’s been 24 hours since Apple dropped the official release of iOS 9, and the adoption rate of this new operating system is a little more than 12 percent, according to Mixpanel, a third-party mobile analytics firm.

Utilizing data taken from iOS apps using its SDK, Mixpanel has put together a chart of iOS 9 adoption rates versus iOS 8 and older operating systems, updated hourly. As of 10:00 a.m. Pacific on Thursday—exactly 24 hours after iOS 9 was released—the adoption rate for Apple’s latest version of iOS was 12.54 percent. Meanwhile, 80.23 percent of iOS devices currently run iOS 8, with that figure slowly declining as iOS 9 adoption continues to climb. And according to Mixpanel’s chart, only 7.23 percent of iOS devices are running  iOS 7 or earlier versions.


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Apple begins testing OS X 10.11.1 with focus on...

Before OS X 10.11 El Capitan launches to the public, its first forthcoming maintenance and security update is already available in beta form for developers to test.

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iOS 9 hits 12% adoption in 24 hours, similar rate of...

iOS 9 has now been out for 24 hours now and the first usage data is in. According to analytics from Mixpanel, iOS 9 has crossed the 12% adoption mark of all iOS devices one day after launch. Although 12% is a good figure, it is actually down a bit from last year’s rate of adoption of iOS 8, which […]

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Apple's First Android App, Move To iOS, Is...

An anonymous reader writes: Apple today launched Move to iOS, the company's first Android app built in-house. As we noted earlier, "It should surprise no one that the first app Apple built for Android helps you ditch the platform." The fact that the app is getting flooded with one-star reviews is not particularly surprising, either. At the time of publication, the app has an average rating of 1.8. The larger majority (almost 79 percent) are one-star reviews, followed by five-star reviews (almost 19 percent).


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iOS 9 already nearing 12 percent adoption

Despite some early hiccups, iOS 9 has rebounded strongly. According to Mixpanel’s data, it’s already nearing 12% adoption, less than 24 hours after its debut. (Mixpanel is an analytics platform for mobile and web devices.)

According to founder and CEO, Suhail Doshi, that’s faster than iOS 8. He thinks one of the big reasons is the download size. iOS 9 is 3.5x smaller than iOS 8. 

"One huge advantage Apple got right this year over last year was that the update is much smaller than last year," says Doshi. "Apple has empathy for its users who have nearly maxed out the space on their phones. However, one issue for it being substantially slow compared to iOS 7 is that servers are having trouble keeping up right now as people update.”

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Second trailer for 'Steve Jobs' film shows...

Universal on Thursday released a second full trailer for the Danny Boyle-directed "Steve Jobs" biopic, mixing scenes of darker moments in the Apple co-founder's life with glimpses at his ambition.

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Apple Pay begins working at select Best Buy stores

Best Buy is already supporting Apple Pay in some stores, despite not having formally announced a start date, various anecdotes indicated on Thursday.

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iOS 9 content blockers: Great for the reader, bad...

Yesterday was the start of a new era: Apple's release of iOS 9 brought something new to Safari, content blockers. The primary reason for content blockers is to block ads on websites that you're visiting. Some sites -- probably not Apple World Today -- take forever to load simply because of the huge number of ads that are scattered throughout the site. Those ads are usually pulled from an ad server that's completely different from the web server, causing incredibly slow load times. Content blockers are designed to let you put certain slow-loading sites on a "blacklist", and then block those ads from loading. Other sites can be whitelisted if they're not a problem.

Here's a list of content blockers that are currently available on the App Store, although some of the links may not yet be live:

  • 1Blocker (free, US$2.99 for unlimited blockers)
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Sprint and T-Mobile reportedly ready to sell Apple...

If you’re picking up an iPhone 6s or 6s Plus at your local Sprint or T-Mobile store on September 25, you might be able to accessorize with an Apple Watch, too.

MacRumors is reporting that T-Mobile will start selling the watch in-store on iPhone launch day, and 9to5Mac’s sources say Sprint is joining the party that day, too. AT&T is rumored to start selling the watch on September 25 as well, but none of the carriers have confirmed their plans. The carriers’ retail stores will reportedly carry the 38mm and 42mm Sport and stainless steel models, but don’t expect to find the luxury Watch Edition any place but an Apple Store.


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Apple wins key patent appeal vs. Samsung, could bar...

A federal appeals court has ruled that Apple has the right to block rival Samsung from using its patented inventions in its own handsets, a decision that could have major consequences for future products from the South Korean electronics maker.

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How to read AppleInsider in iOS 9's News...

Apple chose to highlight AppleInsider content in its new News app at this year's WWDC keynote, so it should come as no surprise that you can add us as a source in News after updating your iPhone or iPad to iOS 9.

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Best Buy quietly rolls out support for Apple Pay,...

Best Buy and in-store Apple Pay finally tied the knot, albeit Best Buy has yet to officially announce it.

Best Buy recently began rolling out full Apple Pay support within its stores, a new YouTube video and Reddit thread confirming that customers have made successful debit and credit card purchases using both Apple Pay and Android Pay at separate Best Buy stores in California.

Best Buy is now permitted to support Apple Pay, Android Pay and other NFC payment services after its three-year exclusivity period with payment consortium Merchant Customer Exchange (MCX) expired in August. MCX has developed its...

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As iPhone trade-in payouts begin their decline,...

For the next 72 hours, electronics buyback service Gazelle is offering to prop up falling iPhone trade-in payouts by offering an automatic 10% cash bonus on top of its existing cash offers for all models.

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Apple adjust iCloud storage plans, bumps 500 GB...

This is kind of a nice bonus.

Apple on Wednesday made its updated iCloud storage plans active, improving some tiers while eliminating another and leaving the free default plan unchanged.

The free tier remained at 5 gigabytes of storage while the US$0.99/month option was bumped from 20 gigabytes of storage to 50. The 200 gigabyte tier is down to US$2.99 a month, the 500 gigabyte plan was eliminated and the 1 terabyte tier went down to US$9.99/month.

Users with a previous 500 gigabyte plan are being migrated to 1 terabyte automatically, despite the extra cost. Subscribers willing to sacrifice can downgrade to 200 gigabytes.

Fees outside the U.S. vary,...

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Bluelounge Aaden USB AA battery recharger

Bluelounge Aaden. Photo ©2015 Steven Sande

Bluelounge just announced something that I've personally needed for a long time; a AA battery recharger that I can plug into my Mac. The $19.99 Aaden is designed to charge up those rechargeable Ni-MH or NiCd AA batteries that probably power your Apple Wireless Keyboard, Mouse or Magic Trackpad, but instead of Apple's answer -- plugging a recharger into a wall socket -- Aaden neatly plugs into an open USB port on your Mac. 


Aaden looks like -- but isn't -- an Apple TV. The little (2.5 x 2.5 x .87 inch) black box has two slots on the bottom into which your rechargeable AA batteries are placed. Drop them into the slots, flip the Aaden over, and plug it into a USB port. When you want to check the charge level, just turn Aaden over again - twin LEDs let you know when the batteries are ready to be used in your favorite juice-...

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iOS 9, OS X El Capitan close serious AirDrop...

iOS 9 and the forthcoming OS X El Capitan address a vulnerability in Apple's AirDrop feature that could allow malware infections and the theft of sensitive data, according to a security researcher.

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Images of the very first location of 35 different...

Some real history here. Fascinating.

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Amazon updates Fire tablets & TV products,...

Amazon on Thursday announced seven new hardware products from its Fire lineup of tablets and streaming TV accessories, including an entry-level tablet that costs just $49.99, and a new $99.99 Fire TV with support for 4K video content.

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The best flight tracker app for iPhone

Joe Caiati, writing for The Sweet Setup, takes you through a detailed walkthrough of his favorite flight tracking app. If you fly a reasonable bit, this is absolutely worth reading.

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Microsoft pledges $75 million to expose more kids to...

Just like the City of New York, Microsoft believes that it's best to expose kids to computer sciences as soon as possible to prepare them for the growing number of tech jobs out there. That's why Satya Nadella and company have decided to invest a t...

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What every startup founder should know about buying...

Must read if you are on the hunt for a domain name for your startup.

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Kirk McElhearn on ad blockers

A solid read from Kirk McElhearn. Sure hope content blockers don’t impact him negatively.

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NASA successfully tests detect-and-avoidance system...

NASA's Detect-and-Avoidance (DAA) system for drones is looking mighty promising. The agency has just finished its latest phase of of test flights using a remote-controlled Ikhana aircraft equipped with DAA sensors over the Mojave desert in Californ...

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Learn iOS 9 Fast with “iOS 9: A Take Control Crash...

If you want to figure out what has changed in iOS 9 quickly — and how to use all the new features — check out our latest title, “iOS 9: A Take Control Crash Course,” written by Managing Editor Josh Centers.


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Amazon Prime users now get free online Washington...

Washington Post:

Amazon today announced that Prime members can now enjoy six months of free unlimited access to The Washington Post National Digital Edition, a subscription usually retailing for $9.99 per month.

To me, this is very similar to Apple’s model.

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Oops! Unlike the upcoming Apple TV, the new Fire TV...

One complaint I have about the upcoming Apple TV is its lack of 4K support, which would help "future proof" it. Now Amazon has announced the new Fire TV Stick, which has such support. It's now available for pre-order for US$99.99 — a price tag lower than that of the next gen Apple set-top box.  

According to new data from Strategy Analytics, nearly 50% of U.S. homes will own a 4K TV by 2020. Apple should look to the future. The research group says:

° Shipments of 4K/Ultra HD TVs grew 633% in 2014 to reach 12.1 million units with Asia Pacific accounting for 75% followed by North America (12%) and Western Europe (11%).

° Global shipments of Ultra HD TVs will more than double in 2015 to 27.5 million units and more...

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Belgium to get Apple Watch on Sept. 19, T-Mobile USA...

The reach of the Apple Watch is due to expand both domestically and internationally in the coming weeks, reportedly arriving in Belgium on Sept. 19, and possibly U.S. carriers Sprint and T-Mobile later in the month.

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iOS 9 can tell you when your bus is running late

The addition of Transit to Apple Maps is fantastic, even better when you live in a city with a complex mass transit system.

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Apple patent filing touts advantages of downloadable...

Apple pooh-poohs physical media (hey, it wants you to buy all your content on iTunes) and has, in fact, filed for a patent (number 20150261425) with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office for "optimized presentation of multimedia content" that shows why downloadable media is better than DVDs and Blu-rays. It also discusses ways to make items purchased at the iTunes Store even better.

In the patent filing, Apple notes that physical discs can be purchased or rented either from physical stores or online stores. Often, DVD and Blu-Ray discs contain not only an electronic file containing media content (e.g., a feature-length film), but also interactive media portions that serve various uses. In some instances, the interactive media portion provides introductory multimedia effects, in addition to a menu for navigating the content of the DVD. 

Such menus enable the user to make a menu selection by entering inputs into the playback device. Other interactive portions can be...

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Apple starts Shanghai tech service company to...

Apple has set up wholly owned Apple Technology Service (Shanghai) Co Ltd to bring Apple Pay to China, reports Yicai — as noted by, a global investment newswire.

Yicai, citing the local Shanghai Free Trade Zone (FTZ) government, says the company was registered with a capital of US$13.4 million on June 10. This week the government showcased 23 services including Apple Pay at a conference to introduce the FTZ's preferential policies for technology service providers. (Yicai is the online news section of China Business News, an economic and financial media group based in Shanghai.)

Apple announced Apple Pay in September 2014, describing it as “a new category of service designed to transform mobile payments with an easy, secure and private way to pay.” It works with compatible devices through a NFC antenna design, a dedicated chip called the Secure Element, and Touch...

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Inside iOS 9: Apple Maps gains transit directions...

For years, the biggest omission in Apple Maps has been the lack of transit directions. But that all has changed with this year's iOS 9 update, which includes built-in support for buses, subways, trains, and more in select major cities.

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Apple's First Android App Makes It Easy To Move...

Mark Wilson writes: Apple has released its first ever Android app. No, there's not an Android version of Safari or anything like that, but a tool designed to simplify the process of switching to iOS. The predictably named Move to iOS will appeal to anyone who was persuaded to switch allegiances by the release of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, or indeed iOS 9. The app can be used to move contacts, messages, photos and more to a new iPhone or iPad, and is compatible with phones and tablets running Android 4.0 and newer. It works slightly differently to what you may have expected. Rather than uploading data to the cloud, it instead creates private Wi-Fi network between an Android and iOS device and securely transfers it.


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∞ Content blockers and a spanking new frontier

iOS 9 was released, and content blockers emerged from beta. A few thoughts…

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Devs Shine Light on Halo 5's Overhauled Engine

Weeks away from the launch of Halo 5: Guardians, 343 Industries and Microsoft on Tuesday revealed some of the technical ingenuity behind what's expected to be the biggest Xbox One game of the 2015 holiday season. The game's developers have been raving about their playtime with the upcoming sci-fi shooter. For starters they're promising first-class digital tourism in Halo 5: Guardians, with galactic locales ranging from life-filled jungles to snowcapped mountains. Also promised is a compelling narrative.

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ExTiX LXQt Breathes New Life Into Weak Hardware

The latest release of ExTiX offers a new spin on an old desktop environment and exhibits a passion for speed and ease of use. ExTiX 15.3, a fusion of the LXDE and Razor-qt desktop environments, has the economy of working in the LXQt desktop environment. LXQt is lightweight, modular, very fast and user-friendly. It is based on the popular LXDE -- that is, Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment. I tried several early releases of LXQt on other distros and was pleased with their performance. LXQt proved to be a stable desktop environment.

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Hands-on with content blocking Safari extensions in...

Call it anti-tracking and privacy software, bandwidth-reduction management, or ad blocking. By whatever name, it’s popular in desktop operating systems like OS X and Windows. A study released midyear found nearly 50 percent of U.S. and 40 percent of routine online newsreading consumers employed blockers. With the release of iOS 9, these kinds of filters can be installed in Mobile Safari.

Content Blocking Safari Extensions, as Apple calls them, are filters created by third-party apps. The apps either include a prefabricated and updated list, or offer options to configure which kinds of content to block, including whitelisting and blacklisting sites.

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The 3D printer market set to boom, but don't...

According to Canalys, worldwide 3D printer shipments rose 52% year on year in the first half of 2015. The research group predicts that the worldwide market will reach US$20.2 billion by 2019. Some folks think that Apple should enter this market. Perhaps they're right, but I don't think our favorite tech company will make its own printer. 

“This is a market with enormous growth potential now that the main barriers to up-take are being addressed,” says Canalys Senior Analyst Tim Shepherd. “Advances in technology are yielding faster print times and enabling objects to be printed in greater combinations of materials, colors and finishes. Crucially, prices are also falling, making the technology an increasingly feasible option for a broad variety of enterprise and consumer uses, restricted only by computer aided design competencies and printer availability – both of which are set to improve significantly."

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BBC iPlayer latest app to support new Picture in...

The BBC iPlayer app, which provides streaming and downloadable access to BBC television shows in the UK, has joined Hulu and Pocket in supporting the new Picture in Picture feature in iOS 9.

As with other apps, press the home button once while playing a show and the video window becomes a small floating window that you can resize and reposition while using other iPad apps. The functionality is available on the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 2 and 3.

iPlayer is a free download from iTunes.


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How to use iOS 9 content blockers to remove web...

One of the most frequent irritations you may encounter, even on sites you otherwise explicitly want to have ads load, because you want every penny of their ad revenue to accrue due to you viewing, are dismissible or timer-driven popover boxes. These boxes can work poorly in iOS or even prevent you unintentionally from viewing the page. Some require tapping a difficult target X in a corner; missing launches an ad. Others appear for a period of time. Content Blocking Safari Extensions can help.

This popover at the Washington Post encourages you to subscribe, but if you don’t plan to, you may just want it to go away.

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Apple researching earphones with embedded pressure...

An updated patent filing published Wednesday suggests Apple is revisiting a pressure-sensing earphone design that promises to deliver higher quality sound by customizing output based on a user's ear size.

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Apple's 16GB IPhone 6S Is a Serious Strategic... writes: Matthew Yglesias writes at Vox that Apple's recent announcement of an entry level iPhone 6S is a serious strategic mistake because it contains just 16GB of storage — an amount that was arguably too low even a couple of years back. According to Yglesias, the user experience of an under-equipped iPhone can be quite bad, and the iPhone 6S comes with features — like the ability to shoot ultra-HD video — that are going to fill up a 16GB phone in the blink of an eye. "It's not too hard to figure out what Apple is up to here," writes Yglesias. "Leaving the entry-level unit at 16GB of storage rather than 32GB drives higher profit margins in two ways. One, it reduces the cost of manufacturing the $649 phone, which increases profit margins on sales of the lowest-end model. Second, and arguably more important, it pushes a lot of people who might be happy with a 32GB phone to shell out $749 for the 64GB model."

But this raises the question of what purpose is...

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Wednesday September 16

Apple switches on revamped iCloud subscription...

Apple on Wednesday made its updated iCloud storage plans active, improving some tiers while eliminating another and leaving the free default plan unchanged.

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Volume booster and equalizer app adds three new effects. ($14.99 new, free update, 10.5 MB)


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New Apple hire suggests upcoming shift in social...

In what could foreshadow a shift in Apple's social media strategy, the company this month hired Tai Tran, a digital marketing specialist and former intern who worked on the Beats by Dre social response Twitter feed.

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Federico Viticci’s iOS 9 review

As usual, Federico does a bang up job in this review.

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iTunes 12.3

Adds support for iOS 9, improves support for OS X 10.11 El Capitan, and adds support for two-factor authentication. (Free, 239 MB)


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Inside iOS 9: Apple's iPad-exclusive split-...

With Apple's iOS 9 upgrade, the iPad lineup -- and the upcoming iPad Pro -- gets special attention to enhance productivity on the big-screen tablets, including an all-new split-screen multitasking mode that will allow users to more easily accomplish two tasks at once.

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Peace: Marco Arment’s iOS 9 ad blocker

Today, I’m launching my own iOS 9 content blocker, called Peace, to bring peace, quiet, privacy, and — as a nice side benefit — ludicrous speed to iOS web browsing.

I always like the software Marco makes.

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Hands-on: Jump the fence with Apple’s “Move to iOS”...

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Apple likes to boast about winning switchers from Android on its earnings calls and in is presentations, and today it did something to help facilitate those switches. The Move to iOS app in the Google Play store will transfer some data from Android phones running version 4.0 and up to newer iPhones, iPods, and iPads running iOS 9.

The app can't be comprehensive—iOS and Android have different app stores and ecosystems, after all, and purchases made in...

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Tim Cook shows Stephen Colbert a more people-...

A music streaming service. An iPad stylus. The CEO appearing on a late night talk show. This has been a year of many firsts for Apple.

Tim Cook appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Tuesday to show off the new iPhone 6s in Rose Gold, and ended up also showing a more approachable side of Apple, one that was not too big nor too cool to be in on the jokes.

“I have to admit I feel a little naked,” Cook said after being asked whether he was comfortable talking in front of an audience without a presentation remote.

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Facebook's Button Pushing: What's Not to...

CEO Mark Zuckerberg has revealed that Facebook may integrate an alternative to its ubiquitous Like button. Facebook users have asked for a Dislike button for years, and the company now is preparing to launch a test of something designed to respond to that user demand. The idea is not to transform Facebook into a forum where users could in essence vote up or down on particular posts -- that isn't the point. Instead, the idea is to provide a way for users to express emotions other than Like when posts may contain sad or disturbing news.

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Apple updates iMovie with support for 4K video, 3D...

As part of Wednesday's iOS 9 release, Apple updated its portable version of iMovie with support for editing 4K video and new UI gestures to be introduced alongside iPhone 6s and iPad Pro.

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Gruber: Smug

Gruber responding to a Nilay Patel tweet:

Perhaps I am being smug. But I see the fact that Daring Fireball’s revenue streams should remain unaffected by Safari content-blocking as affirmation that my choices over the last decade have been correct: that I should put my readers’ interests first, and only publish the sort of ads and sponsorships that I myself would want to be served, even if that means leaving (significant) amounts of money on the table along the way.

Fucking right.

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AWT News Update: September 16, 2015

iOS 9 launch day didn't go off without a hitch, but things smoothed out quickly and there's a lot of Apple News as a result:

  • watchOS 2 release is delayed due to "bugs"
  • AT&T customers who were lucky enough to keep their grandfathered "unlimited" data plans now have a higher data cap
  • Apple released its first Android app today
  • 1Password gets a shiny new update
  • iMovie for iOS now handles 4K video

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Apple reportedly buys Mapsense, a data analytics...

Re/code reports that Apple has bought Mapsense, a data analytics and visualization company, for US$25-$30 million. The acquisition was mostly likely for acquiring technology, services and perhaps talent for improving the Maps app for Mac OS X and iOS.

Mapsense's platform and developer tools are designed to help organizations "quickly ingest and analyze billions of rows of location data to make more intelligent, locally targeted business decisions across the organization." Users can embed Mapsense to launch real-time reporting and analytics. The platform provides tools to create original data-driven map visualizations.

Mapsense users can take advantage of dynamic vector map tiles to render raw map data, rather than relying on static images. The platform is cloud-based and designed to be highly scalable, with infrastructure capable of streaming billions of rows...

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Apple releases 'Move to iOS' app for...

The latest Android operating system, dubbed Marshmallow, seems to borrow a few features from iOS, so Apple is now helping Android users make the big switch.

On Wednesday, shortly after iOS 9’s official release, Apple also released ‘Move to iOS,’ its first ever app for Android users, created with the sole intention to make them leave. Available now for free in the Google Play app store, Move to iOS securely transfers data stored on Android devices — contacts, calendars, bookmarks, email accounts, messages, photos—to an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.


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Apple buys mapping data analytics and visualization...

Apple quietly acquired San Francisco startup Mapsense last week for a reported $25 million to $30 million, adding yet another firm to a growing arsenal of mapping data IP and personnel assets.

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Getting started with "Hey Siri" in iOS 9

One of iOS 9’s capstone features is an update to an old friend: Siri. Our built-in personal assistant just got smarter, thanks to its proactive intelligence that promises to anticipate our needs a bit better. Another new-ish thing Siri can do? Launch at the sound of your voice, instead of waiting for you to hold down on the Home button. Apple calls this feature “Hey Siri” (since you have to say the phrase “Hey Siri” to activate it) and you can use it any time your iOS device is connected to a power source.

True, Siri could do this in iOS 8, but the feature is turned off by default in iOS 9 and also offers better voice-recognition technology—meaning, presumably, that Siri won’t start listening if someone else grabs your iPhone and says “Hey Siri.” If you decided to turn this feature on, iOS 9 walks you through a quick setup process to help Siri learn your voice tone a bit better. 


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Podcast 474: A new iOS update is now available

This week we welcome Brianna Wu, head of development at Giant Spacekat and friend of Macworld, to discuss making games for the Apple TV. Turns out, Apple's restrictions make the most sense if you're developing games Apple's way, but that's obviously not how every game studio works.

We also discuss iOS 9 and our confidence in its stability—as well as our annoyance at those incessant popups urging beta testers to skip right ahead to iOS 9.1. The iPad Pro still has us a bit baffled, so we toss around theories as to what role it will ultimately fill in Apple's lineup and the lives of its eventual users.

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Apple launches Move to iOS content migration tool...

In conjunction with iOS 9, Apple on Wednesday released Move to iOS, a tool for switching away from Android that is also its first-ever app custom-developed for Google's rival operating system.

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New iCloud Storage plans now available

Wow, we just keep finding these little Apple treats all over the place! The next big thing to come from Cupertino is the new, lower-cost iCloud Storage. 

Changes may be made either through Mac OS X (System Preferences > iCloud, click on Manage... button, then click Change Storage Plan...) or iOS (Settings > iCloud > Storage > Change Storage Plan). 

5GB plans are still free, while 50GB is $0.99 per month, 200GB is $2.99 per month, and that big new 1TB plan is $9.99 monthly. 

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Apple releases iTunes 12.3, adds support for iOS 9,...

Amid a day of muchos updates, it should come as no surprised that iTunes has also been boosted a it.

Apple on Wednesday released iTunes 12.3. The new version adds support for iOS 9 and is also designed for OS X 10.11 El Capitan, which is scheduled to arrive later this month.

Other changes include the following:
– Improved Apple Music accessibility with VoiceOver.

-Resolved a problem that prevented ordering of songs within Up Next.

– Fixed a problem where some radio stations did not appear within Recently Played.

– Addressed an issue where songs you loved on iOS did not appear loved on iTunes.

– Support for two-factor...

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Hands-on with iCloud Drive, a brand-new app in iOS 9

If you’re a regular user of iCloud Drive, Apple’s Dropbox-like storage solution for managing file syncing between your Mac and iOS devices, then your life is about to get a teensy bit easier. Apple built a standalone iCloud Drive app and bundled it within iOS 9, placing all of your iCloud Drive files in one easy to access spot. 

But, surprisingly, the iCloud Drive app doesn’t automatically appear—it’s instead tucked away within Settings, and you have to tell your iOS device that you want to see it. Besides that, it’s a pretty straightforward app. Here are some quick tips on getting started. 

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IoT Can Open Doors to Cybercriminals, FBI Warns

The FBI on Monday warned businesses and consumers to be careful when deploying devices that connect to the Internet of Things. As more companies and consumers use IoT devices to improve efficiency and convenience, their connection to the Internet creates opportunities for cybercriminals, the FBI said in a public service announcement. The "Internet of Things" is a broad term that encompasses myriad devices that connect via cyberspace. Poor security measures, patching challenges, and a lack of security awareness give cybercriminals opportunities.

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Apple drops Helvetica for San Francisco in iOS 9

The launch of Apple's iOS 9 mobile operating system officially brings its bespoke San Francisco typeface to the rest of its product lineup, as Helvetica's short run has come to a close.

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Lyft partners with Didi Kuaidi to let you hail a car...

Uber’s main rival in China, the ride-hailing app Didi Kuaidi, is making a move in the States by partnering with Lyft, Uber’s sole competitor here. The deal involves money, of course: Didi Kuaidi put $100 million into Lyft earlier this year. But it also means that Lyft’s American users can easily use Didi Kuadi’s services in China, and the same goes for the Chinese app’s customers when they arrive in the U.S.

This is Lyft’s first international play. Until today, the company had focused solely on domestic expansion, which means Uber’s only competition overseas is homegrown services like Didi Kuaidi. You won’t see Lyft branding in China as part of this deal, but the ridesharing app will start letting you hail Didi cars through the Lyft app early next year. Didi offers a range of ride-hailing options: black cars, taxis, ridesharing, bus service, and chauffeurs. In a survey of Chinese users,...

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∞ Apple releases iOS 9

You can download the update through iTunes or by going to General > Software Update on your device. I’ve been using iOS 9 for a while and love it.

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∞ iTunes 12.3 released with Apple Music fixes

Apple on Wednesday released an update for iTunes, adding support for iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan. Changes in the update include:

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Apple releases iOS 9 update

You’ve been waiting for iOS 9.

And it’s here.

Apple released its iOS 9 operating system update today. The update, a 1 gigabyte download available over the air or through iTunes, adds the following fixes and changes:
– New multitasking features on iPad make you even more productive.

– Siri can do more than ever, and new proactive suggestions help you get things done before you ask.

– Improvements at the foundation of the operating system enhance performance, battery life, and security.

– Improvements included in Notes, Mail, and Maps, which has gained Transit directions.

– Apple Pay has been renamed to Wallet, and for the first time, iOS 9 brings split-screen...

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Apple discovers watchOS 2 bug, delays operating...

If you were hankering for watchOS 2 today, you might have to wait a bit.

“We have discovered a bug in development of watchOS 2 that is taking a bit longer to fix than we expected,” an Apple spokesperson was quoted as saying. “We will not release watchOS 2 today but will shortly.”

Not the best news you want to hear, but it’s still better than the operating system heading out into the wild – and onto your Apple Watch – without it being fixed.

The new operating system adds a handful of new features, but most importantly gives developers building apps the ability to directly access its sensors and stream data more efficiently between the iPhone and the watch. Other...

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iOS 9 on the iPhone 4S: A stay of execution, nothing...

Jolteon is much, much faster than an iPhone 4S.

Andrew Cunningham

The S in iPhone 4S used to stand for "speed," but it's been a couple of years since that was true. iOS 8 wasn't kind to Apple's oldest supported iPhone, which made it even more of a surprise when the company announced in June that the 4S would be hanging around for another year.

That's mostly good news for people still using the four-year-old phone that Apple sold all the way up through late 2014. It doesn't get all of iOS 9's new stuff and it's not nearly as fast as an iPhone 6 or 6S, but competing Android phones from 2011 are all distant memories at this point. This is the longest Apple has ever supported an iPhone, and iOS 9 manages to run about as well as iOS 8 did on the same hardware.

The bad stuff about iOS 8 hangs around, though. Apple...

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Inside iOS 9: Siri Suggestions, news, apps &...

Apple has introduced an entirely new home screen in iOS 9 that presents users with intelligent, contextually aware information, including frequently opened apps based on time of day and location, or potential destinations in Maps that a user might seek out.

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AT&T shifts data cap for grandfathered '...

AT&T on Wednesday changed the LTE data cap for its grandfathered "unlimited" data plans, improving the ceiling from 5 to 22 gigabytes of data before throttling kicks in.

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iTunes updated for iOS 9, OS X El Capitan

Apple has posted iTunes 12.3, adding support for iOS 9 and Mac OS X El Capitan, which is coming later this month.

According to Apple, the upgrade also:

° Offers improved Apple Music accessibility with VoiceOver;

° Resolves a problem that prevented ordering of songs within Up Next;

° Fixes a problem where some radio stations did not appear within Recently Played;

° Addresses an issue where songs you loved on iOS did not appear loved on iTunes;

° Supports two-factor authentication to secure your Apple ID;

° Includes improvements to overall stability and performance. 

You can download iTunes 12.3 via the Software Update option in the Mac App Store or from the iTunes...

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Happy Hour Podcast 032 | iOS 9 and watchOS 2...

Apple has officially released iOS 9 and watchOS 2 to the public and today we’re getting into a rundown and our first impressions of the new features that come along with these updates. If you’d like to find out more about the top features in iOS 9 you can check out our full rundown here. The Happy Hour podcast is available for download on iTunes and through our dedicated RSS feed.

Unfortunately, it seems that watchOS 2 has been delayed and will not be releasing today as discussed in the podcast.


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9 great new features in iOS 9

I have been using iOS 9 for three months now, and there are some seemingly little features that make the entire iOS experience much more pleasurable. Without further ado, here's a list of my nine favorites.

icloud drive app

1) iCloud Drive App

Finally, it feels as if iOS actually has a file system. If you store documents on iCloud, you can now flip a switch to show the iCloud Drive app on your home screen. Just go to Settings > iCloud > iCloud Drive then make sure that the "Show on Home Screen" button is on (green). When you tap on the iCloud Drive app icon, you'll see a set of folders and file icons that will make you feel like you're working on your Mac (see image above).

Split view on the ipad

2) Split View on the iPad

This is the one thing that made me believe that in November, I'll be able to sell an iPad Air 2 and a MacBook and use an iPad Pro as a productivity...

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Apple releases iTunes 12.3 update

While you’re busy upgrading to iOS 9 (or trying to decide if you should upgrade in the first place) you can also update iTunes. Apple on Wednesday released iTunes 12.3, which you can update through the App Store.

According to the release notes. iTunes 12.9 adds support for iOS 9 and is designed to work with OS X El Capitan, Apple next version of OS X, which will be released on September 30. Once you upgrade your iOS devices to iOS 9, you need iTunes 12.3; your iOS 9 device won't appear in iTunes 12.2.


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Pinterest updated for iOS 9 w/ Spotlight search, 3D...

Pinterest just announced an updated iOS app that introduces a number of new features just in time for Apple’s release of iOS 9 today. The app gets support for iOS 9 features, starting with the ability to search for Pins, Pinners, and boards you’ve viewed from within iOS’s new Spotlight search:

As you view Pins, Pinners and boards, you’ll be able to search for them later right from your iPhone or iPad’s search screen. If you’re planning a Halloween costume and know you’ve seen good ideas on Pinterest, search “costume” and we’ll show you search results right on your phone. The more Pins you view on Pinterest, the more you can search for them from your phone.

In addition, the updated app makes use of the iPhone 6s 3D Touch feature...

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Apple releases iTunes 12.3 with support for iOS 9,...

Apple on Wednesday issued an update for iTunes, bringing it to version 12.3, which adds support for the newly released iOS 9 mobile operating system.

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Hands-on with Maps in iOS 9: Introducing public...

Apple’s native Maps app currently sits in a folder called Junk on the second page of my home screen, where I banished it as soon as it launched close to three years ago. At the time, I lived in San Francisco, but things haven’t changed now that I live in New York, for one huge reason: Maps lacked public transit directions. That’s how I get around the city, and while Maps points you to third-party apps like Embark and Google Maps for subway information, I need an all-in-one solution. Google Maps tells me how to get where I’m going by foot, in a car, or on the train, so it’s my go-to whenever I leave my apartment.

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iDevices previews its first three HomeKit-enabled...

Just in time for iOS 9, which packs new HomeKit profiles, iDevices has announced a new, advanced set of HomeKit-enabled products, which will be available at Lowe’s starting Sept. 28.  The product line includes the iDevices Switch, iDevices Outdoor Switch and iDevices Thermostat.

Last year, as part of its iOS 8 SDK [software developer kit], Apple announced HomeKit, which delivers a common protocol, secure pairing and the ability to control individual or groups of devices throughout the house including integration with Siri, the company’s “personal digital assistant.” For example, you can tell Siri you are “going to bed” and it could dim the lights, lock your doors, close the garage door and set the thermostat.

The iDevices Switch is a HomeKit-enabled connected plug allows users to control, monitor and program electronic devices (e.g. lamps, fans, crockpots, space heaters, humidifiers, etc.) throughout their home from...

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iTunes 12.3 arrives with two-factor authentication...

Apple has just released a new version of iTunes to accompany today’s iOS 9 update. The update introduces brand-new support for two-factor authentication when logging into the store, providing an extra layer of security for users who take advantage of that particular feature (and you should).

Also included in the update is a set of bug fixes for using Apple Music with VoiceOver, recently played radio stations not being listed, and “loved...

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Apple mitigates but doesn’t fully fix critical iOS...

Apple has mitigated a critical iOS vulnerability that allows attackers within Bluetooth range of an iPhone to install malicious apps using the Airdrop filesharing feature.

Mark Dowd, the security researcher who discovered the bug and privately reported it to Apple, told Ars that the vulnerability has been mitigated in iOS 9, which Apple released Wednesday. But he went on to say that the underlying bug still hasn't been fixed. As he demonstrated in the following video, the bug allows attackers who briefly have physical access to a vulnerable iPhone or who are within Bluetooth range of it, to install an app that the device will trust without prompting the user with a warning dialog.

iOS 8.4.1 AirDrop Exploit Demo.

Dowd used an enterprise certificate Apple makes available to...

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Here's a look at some of the highlights of iOS 9

It's heeeeeere: iOS 9, that is. (Though the minute I tried to download it  I got this message: "An error occurred downloading iOS 9." Are the Apple servers already overloaded?

Assuming they aren't, iOS 9 can be downloaded free via iTunes or as an over-the-air update through the Software Update function in iOS's Settings app. To install it, you'll need to be using (at least) an iPhone 4s, iPad 2, or fifth-generation iPod touch. Following are some of the highlights of the operating system upgrade:

New multitasking features for the iPad Air 2 and the upcoming iPad Pro allow you to work with two apps simultaneously, side-by-side or with the new Picture-in-Picture feature, to keep watching a video while browsing the web, composing email or using any other app. In other words, in iOS 9, switching between apps has been redesigned.

Slide Over lets you open a second app without leaving the one you’re in. Split...

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Users reporting early issues updating to iOS 9, GM...

While Apple has officially released iOS 9 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, several readers are reporting issues with updating to the new operating system. Developers using the iOS 9 GM seed released last week are also able to update to today’s release over-the-air, although the same error message is impacting those users.

Earlier today Apple announced that it was delaying the release of watchOS 2 for Apple Watch, although iOS 9 was not delayed. It’s likely, however, that the current issues with updating over-the-air are related to...

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Explaining Siri Suggestions and Spotlight Search in...

Siri Suggestions add a new dimension to Spotlight searches in iOS 9, but controlling what you get when you search has gotten more complex.


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