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Wednesday March 25

09:02
PSA: Customers can start booking Apple Watch try-on...

While some had assumed that it would be possible to book an Apple Watch try-on appointment ahead of the April 10th Apple Store preview kickoff, several Apple employees have told 9to5Mac that the booking process will actually begin on the 10th — the same day appointments will commence. Customers will be able to book 15 minute appointments, which are not necessarily required, via the Apple website on a computer or via the Apple Store iOS app. Apple Store employees have been instructed to promote the Apple Store app during in-store purchases leading up to the 10th, which Apple hopes...

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09:02
Apple recycled water project for Cupertino &...

A $17.5 million project led and partly funded by Apple to increase the use of recycled water in Sunnyvale and Cupertino has been approved by city officials.

Mercury News reports that the Santa Clara Valley Water District has given the project the go ahead this week which will see the city of Sunnyvale, Apple and the California Water Service Company work together to lay 13,300 feet of pipeline to bring recycled water into Sunnyvale and Apple’s new campus in Cupertino:

Apple catalyzed talks among the various water stakeholders in the area, making plain its desire to use recycled water on its new campus, said Katherine Oven, deputy operating...

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09:00
Wearables Wednesday: The watch is the computer with...

It’s Wearables Wednesday here at Apple World Today, the day when I talk about the latest in the wearable technology -- regardless of whether or not it’s from Apple. Wearables are an emerging market, so we’ll look at both what comes out from Apple, what works with our Apple devices, and even keep an eye on the competition.

Today I’m focusing on a rather interesting crowdfunding campaign called Neptune Suite. There’s no compatibility with Apple at all — it’s an Android-based system. So what makes the Neptune Suite worth bringing up on an Apple-centric website?

It’s the design. The Apple Watch is clearly designed as an accessory to an iPhone, with the smartphone providing the bulk of the brains in the duo. Not so with the Neptune Suite; it all...

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08:51
Tests confirm 2015 MacBook Air can support 60Hz 4K...

Your brand new 2015 MacBook Air WILL be able to officially support external monitors with resolutions up to 2,560-pixels-by-1,600-pixels, tests have shown that the slim portable can actually drive an external 4K display at a full 60Hz.

The cool cats over at Ars Technica tested the early 2015 MacBook Air with a Dell P2415Q 24-inch 4K display and found that the Air correctly identified the attached monitor at 4K resolution, switching the user interface into HiDPI mode.

Subsequent refresh rate tests confirmed that it was running at 60Hz, and the publication said that interface components were “more than smooth enough for desktop use.” Problems cropped up when...

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08:30
Belgian IT firm lets you preview Apple Watch through...

This might be ridiculous.

Or it could be amazing.

A Belgian IT company called Underside is allowing you to try on the Apple Watch via augmented reality. Simply print a special wristband, attach it to your wrist like a watch, then point your phone at the paper watch, and through the magic of augmented reality, becomes an Apple Watch.

Tapping on the screen lets you cycle through different watch and band combinations.

You can get the app on the Underside web site.

Via YouTube and...

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08:21
Yet another outage hits Apple's App Store...

Apple's cloud-based woes continue to reappear, with a major outage hitting the App Store, iTunes Store and other digital storefronts on Wednesday, seemingly affecting users around the world and preventing them from searching for and downloading apps or other content [updated].

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07:38
Apple's early 2015 MacBook Air confirmed to...

While Apple says that its latest MacBook Air will officially support external monitors with resolutions up to 2,560-pixels-by-1,600-pixels, tests have shown that the slim portable can actually drive an external 4K display at a full 60Hz.

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06:33
Fantastical 2 for Mac is a full calendar replacement

Fantastical 2 for Mac (currently 10 dollars off at $39.99) is now available, and it embraces OS X Yosemite with a nice, warm hug. The software, which I first reviewed way back in 2011, has grown quite a bit in the last four years. Fantastical 2 includes a full calendar window, a detachable menu bar calendar, a Today widget for Notification Center and so much more. Fantastical has received steady attention and development, and it shows. Here's my look at this great calendar app for Mac.

Looks

Old (Left) and new (right). Larger month view, bolder colors, flat as a pancake

Right away, you'll notice the bold new color scheme. Its predecessor's dark background is gone, and the software's trademark red is nice and bright. Fantastical 2 has adopted Yosemite's "flat" aesthetic, giving it a modern, up...

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06:30
Apple's Japanese R&D facility confirmed for...

An Apple research and development facility promised by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been formally announced by the mayor of Yokohama, and is due to be completed sometime in 2016.

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06:15
Apple Watch insight – look at your steering wheel

Nice analogy, likening the Apple Watch and iPhone relationship to the buttons on your steering wheel and the same controls in the dashboard.

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06:05
The shift-option-K Apple logo glyph is not cross...

Shift-Option-K produces an Apple symbol on an Apple product, but not on other platforms. This is not a good thing, it turns out.

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06:00
First look: Fantastical 2 for Mac brings advanced...

After launching a successful follow-up to popular calendar app Fantastical for iPhone and iPad, developer Flexibits returns its attention to Mac with Fantastical 2 for OS X, bringing a slew of new features like Today widgets and extensibility support.

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05:56
Get your Apple Pay glass and register decals here

I wonder how long this page will exist in its current form. As is, you can order an Apple Pay decal kit at no charge (not even a shipping fee).

How do they do it? Volume! [rim-shot]

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05:28
Apple Watch at the Apple Store: Build trust, offer...

The Apple Watch is the first product I can think of that requires such a left-shift in thinking from Apple Store sales staff.

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05:15
Developers and the Fear of Apple

An anonymous reader writes: UI designer Eli Schiff has posted an article about the "climate of fear" surrounding Apple in the software development community. He points out how developers who express criticism in an informal setting often recant when their words are being recorded, and how even moderate public criticism is often prefaced by flattery and endorsements. Beyond that, the industry has learned that they can't rely on Apple's walled garden to make a profit. The opaque app review process, the race to the bottom on pricing, and Apple's resistance to curation of the App Store are driving "independent app developers into larger organizations and venture-backed startups." Apple is also known to cut contact with developers if they release for Android first. The "climate of fear" even affects journalists, who face not only stonewalling from Apple after negative reporting, but also a brigade of Apple fans and even other journalists trying to paint them as anti-Apple.

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05:00
The Week in iOS Accessories: Alternative energy for...

Alternative energy!

We’ve got two iPhone accessories this week that power up the phone through alternative means—one through hand-cranking, the other through solar. Also: A bunch of new Apple Watch gadgets to enjoy.

Calypso Crystal

The $69 CalypsoPad is a kind of slightly plush viewing stand for your iPhone 6; it’s made of soft Italian leather and embedded with magnets to hold your phone in place at a gentle viewing angle—and it also holds your charging cord in place for easy access to power.

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05:00
Over-the-Air Tinkering Keeps Tesla's Model S New


Tesla CEO Elon Musk last week said that the company's line of high-end electric cars will get some autonomous driving capabilities via an over-the-air software update this summer. The new features will let drivers give their vehicles control of certain tasks on major roads, possibly even highways. Other software updates for the Tesla S, including Range Assurance, Trip Planner and new safety functionality, already are rolling out. "Tesla is one of the only automotive OEMs that can offer this sort of update," said IHS Technology's Egil Juliussen.

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03:54
AAA road safety campaign shows real videos of...

The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has put online video clips from real car crashes caused by 16-19 year old drivers using smartphones while driving. The videos, which show both the view through the windscreen and a view of the driver, are designed to make real the dangers of distracted driving.

None of the crashes featured in the above clip feature injuries, but almost 3,000 people a year are killed in crashes involving drivers in this age-range, the majority of them caused by the driver being “inattentive or engaged in some other non-driving-related activity.” A further 383,000 people a year are injured.

Researchers at the University of Iowa examined carcam footage from 1,691 crashes involving drivers aged 16-19 to determine the cause. Distracted driving was found to be the cause in 58% of crashes, with 12% of them due to using a phone while driving. For crashes involving the car leaving...

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03:01
Ode to the 12-inch PowerBook G4, Apple's first...

At its best, Apple has the ability to make stuff that reaches right around the rational, pragmatic part of your brain to grab your amygdala and squeeze it till the juice runs out. The 12-inch PowerBook G4 was such a machine. Hell, is such a machine.

It wasn’t a machine without compromise, as our review at the time made clear, but it felt like it was. Before it was announced in January 2003, anyone buying a laptop realistically had to decide between capability and portability, but with the 12-inch PowerBook G4, you felt for the first time like you could have both: a powerful machine easily able to be your main Mac, in a tiny, chuck-it-in-a-bag frame. Although not directly comparable, the fact that the first 12-inch PowerBook G4 had an 867MHz processor while the entry-level Power Mac G4 announced at the same time seemed to be only slightly faster at 1GHz meant that...

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02:26
Manage Mount Volumes in Xsan 4

Forums: Troubleshooting

Hello everybody.
I have a question, maybe it's simple.

I actually have an Xsan 4 with a first Volume 1 created and regularly mounted on all my 8x clients connected.

Now i have to add a second volume with a new array, but some clients will have to mount only the first, some clients only the second, and some clients both volumes.

Now that the Xsan Admin is gone, how can i manage the mount of multiple volumes using the new profiler system?

Thank you very much for your time

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00:00
Here's another high-speed 3D printer that...

If Carbon3D's capability to print out objects 25 to 100 times faster than usual is the reason why you can't wait for it to come out, then you'll love this machine, as well. An Australian company has announced that it's also working on a super speedy ...

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Tuesday March 24

22:31
​Google's driverless car ideas include airbags...

Airbags on the inside, that's what cars typically have, protecting the driver from any incident that might knock them around inside a vehicle. But how about airbags on the outside, for the rest of us? Google's patented the idea for its driverless car...

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20:59
Super-precise artificial hand uses smart wires as...

As a rule, bionic hands are clunky contraptions made of motors, pneumatics and other machinery that just can't be as elegant as the real thing. Germany's Saarland University might just change that, however. Its researchers have developed an artificia...

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19:31
US broadband is getting faster but still lags behind...

It's been a good year for the internet in America. Not only did it receive much needed federal Net Neutrality protections, the average download speed increased by a solid 10 Mbps nationwide over the previous year. As of March 2015, the average downlo...

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19:07
Apple Campus 2 recycled water project set for final...

Apple, the Santa Clara Valley Water District, the city of Sunnyvale and the California Water Service Company may soon break ground on a joint $17.5 million project that will pipe recycled water into Cupertino and Apple's sprawling Campus 2 headquarters.

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18:36
FAA makes it faster and easier to secure permits for...

Even the FAA itself knows it needs to speed up its notoriously slow drone approval process. That's why it has debuted a new rule that will quickly grant permits to companies that promise to adhere to certain restrictions. All applicants whose drones ...

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18:18
UK Parliament approves $1.5M plan to supply members...

The UK's House of Commons has decided to give each member of parliament a copy of Apple's latest iPad Air 2, as well as a laptop, as part of a project that will cost taxpayers almost $1.49 million.

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17:57
Xbox One snags Epix streaming app

Epix is now on Xbox One. That sounds simple enough, but now try saying it five times in a row, as fast as you can. Yeah, that's what we thought. It might be difficult to say, but it's definitely true: Epix, the movie and TV streaming app from Paramou...

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17:28
Daily Roundup: Mars One criticism, paying bills with...

What's happening in the world of technology today? We interview Bas Lansdorp, the CEO of Mars One, and ask about recent criticism of his organization's project. In other news, you may soon be able to pay bills from inside Gmail and the White House sn...

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16:42
PDFpen and PDFpenPro 7.1

Adds advanced page numbering options and improvements to custom stamps. ($74.95/$124.95 new, free update, 52.4/53 MB)

 

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16:37
Apple is training its store staff to offer fashion...

Now that the Apple Watch is close to launch, Apple is getting its stores ready to sell the wearable -- and apparently, that involves turning its T-shirt-wearing staffers into fashion gurus. A 9to5Mac leak has revealed that the company is asking retai...

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16:13
Docker's No Flash in the Pan


Docker -- the open source application container technology that has drawn broad interest from the enterprise IT industry -- recently marked its second birthday since its launch in March 2013. Judging by its growth and traction thus far, and the example set by such open source projects as Linux, Hadoop, Android, OpenStack and Cloud Foundry, expect big things from this young open source software project and community. The Docker technology is being embraced by developers, prioritized by large enterprises, and questioned by central IT teams.

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16:00
Daily Deals for March 24, 2015, featuring...

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

AWT's Daily Deals

MacPhun Focus [Now free, down from $9.99] To celebrate the launch of AppleWorld.Today, photo software developer Macphun is offering their popular Focus app for Mac for FREE readers of AWT.

This nifty photo software allows anyone to do a couple of super-cool things: (a) direct attention to the most interesting part of your photo and (b) use tilt-shift and motion blur effects towards...

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15:49
Putting a virtual nose on video games could reduce...

Virtual reality can be nauseating. It tricks a part of the brain into believing the body is moving, when it's not. A disconnect between the systems (somatosensory and vestibular, to be precise) can make some people want to throw up. But an ongoing st...

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15:29
Apple buys flexible, fast database software firm...

A report on Tuesday claims Apple recently purchased FoundationDB, a database software company that touts fast speeds via a durable and scalable NoSQL, ACID-compliant architecture.

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15:18
Apple acquires database software makers FoundationDB...

Apple has reportedly acquired database company FoundationDB, according to a new report from TechCrunch. The report cites sources and notes that the company is no longer offering downloads of its main database software product after posting the following notice to its website:

Thank you for your support of FoundationDB over the last five years. We’re grateful to have shared our vision of building the best database software and we strongly value your participation in this community. We have made the decision to evolve our company mission and, as of today, we will no longer offer downloads.

As noted in the report, Apple is likely looking to improve its cloud services with the acquisition:...

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15:00
AWT News Update: March 24, 2015

Today's news in the world of Apple:

  • iOS 8.3 will introduce one new setting to make life easier when downloading free apps from the App Store
  • Ten One Design updated its Inklet OS X app to allow pressure sensitive drawing on the new MacBook Pro's Force Touch trackpad without the need for a special stylus
  • Three new channels have been added to Apple TV
  • Facebook rolls out a new feature called On This Day
  • The new biography "Becoming Steve Jobs" appears in bookstores

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14:57
HP taps Bang & Olufsen for audio in upcoming...

With HP’s deal with to incorporate Beats audio technology and branding on products ending with Apple’s acquisition of the headphone maker last year, HP announced today it will look to Bang & Olufsen to lend its audio expertise to future mobile devices and headphones as it officially replaces Beats.

Cnet reports:

The Bang & Olufsen brand will appear on HP’s Spectre, Omen, Envy and some other PCs. The B&O Play brand will appear on HP Pavilion PCs, tablets and PC audio accessories, such as headphones....

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14:36
Import contacts from your SIM card (Apple KB)

Learn about the SIM card in your iPhone and how to use it to import contacts from your old phone.

Read more: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202340

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14:28
Obama Lauds STEM Progress at White House Science Fair


President Obama on Monday announced $240 million in new pledges from private businesses, schools and foundations across the country for STEM -- science, technology, engineering and math -- education. The president also announced that a national goal set four years ago to provide 98 percent of Americans with high-speed wireless Internet has been reached ahead of schedule. The occasion for the announcements was a formal gathering at the White House after Obama met with more than 35 teams of student exhibitors at the White House Science Fair.

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14:27
Nice Canadians

We experience Canadian nice as soon as we reach customs. The US border guards are gruff and all business. The Canadians, by contrast, are unfailingly polite, even as they grill us about the number of wine bottles we’re bringing into the country. One year, we had failed to notice that our 9-year-old daughter’s passport had expired. They, nicely, let us enter anyway. The niceness continues for our entire trip, as we encounter nice waiters, nice hotel clerks, nice strangers.

We are generally nice people.

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14:21
HP to replace audio vendor Beats with Bang &...

Hewlett-Packard on Tuesday announced high-end audio equipment maker Bang & Olufsen will be lending its expertise to upcoming products, a partnership forged after Apple last year declined to extend a longstanding Beats tie-up.

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14:20
CSS Animation 101

Many of the CSS animation links I post on the site come from Donovan and now he’s teaching a course. I signed up.

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14:00
Today in the App Store -- Tesla Wars, PhotoPanes and...

Here are some of the best free apps, app updates and new apps that have landed in the App Store recently. Today's notable apps include the now free Tesla Wars, the new color-matching Chromaticon game and a feature-filled update to PhotoPanes image organizer. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can.

iOS Apps Now Free

Tesla Wars HD [Now free, down from $0.99] The Tesla Wars - hours of zapping fun on your fingertips!

Tesla Wars [Now free, down from $0.99] The Tesla Wars - hours of zapping fun on your fingertips!

Note-IFY (formerly FNotes): colorful notes with Reminders, TextExpander and Dropbox synchronization...

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13:00
OtterBox Resurgence battery case for iPhone 6:...

OtterBox Resurgence for iPhone 6. Photo for Apple World Today by Steve Sande, ©2015, All Rights Reserved

Thanks to longtime case manufacturer OtterBox, iPhone 6 owners no longer have to choose between a protective case or a battery case — they can get both in the new OtterBox Resurgence Battery Case ($99.95, affiliate link).

Specifications

  • Dimensions: 6.0 x 3.0 x .63 inches (15.2 x 7.6 x 1.6 cm)
  • Weight: 3.5 ounces (99 grams)
  • Battery Capacity: 2,600 mAh
  • Rating: MIL STD 810G-516.6 drop protection
  • Colors: Black, Glacier (gray/white), Cardinal (metallic red/dark gray), Mint Ice (metallic light green/white)

Design

I have to hand it to OtterBox; they’ve successfully merged two types of cases into one. The Resurgence provides excellent drop protection and enough...

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12:50
Facebook begins rolling out nostalgic 'On This...

Facebook on Tuesday announced the debut of a new feature for users of its website and mobile apps, "On This Day," meant to spark nostalgia by highlighting content posted to the site in years past.

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12:45
The Week in Mac Apps: Program HTML animations with...

Program HTML animations with Hype 3, run performance tests with Geekbench, and more

This week’s roundup of new Mac apps comes jam-packed with goodies—from a new way to look at the sky to a product that makes quick work of printing your next bright idea. Plus, we bring you new tools to create brilliant HTML animations, measure the performance of your Mac, and much more.

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12:10
Yes, the 2015 MacBook Air supports 4K displays at...

When the new MacBook Pros and Airs were announced, we reported that both systems were capable of driving 4K displays at a refresh rate of 60Hz. In our head-to-head comparison of the two systems, we did it again. But in the last few days a number of readers have pointed out that Apple’s tech specs page for the new MacBook Airs claims a maximum resolution of 2560×1600.


Apple's support page the new MacBook...

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12:09
iOS 8.3 allows users to turn off password...

Apple's pre-release betas of iOS 8.3 include an option to disable password entry when downloading free applications from the App Store, removing a potential inconvenience for users.

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12:00
Survive: Escape for Atlantis -- iPad and tabletop...

You're on an island that's sinking beneath your feet. Jungle, stone and sand are being consumed by the hungry ocean. Only a few rowboats stand between you and freedom on stable, neighboring islands. Rowboats and sharks. And whales. And giant sea serpents.

Did I mention the neighboring explorers who are trying to commandeer your boats?

This week we're looking at Survive: Escape From Atlantis from Stronghold Games, comparing the tabletop version and the iPad version. Survive is a family-friendly competitive game for three to four players ages eight and up. It takes about 45 minutes to play.

Survive has been a staple in my home for a couple of years now, and I was eager to try the iOS version when it was released. Spoiler: It's really disappointing. But let's start by focusing on the good. First, Survive for...

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11:52
Site cleared for Apple's new flagship retail...

Apple's efforts to build a large new flagship store at Union Square in San Francisco have nearly completed the demolition of the existing building on the site, where little remains apart from a concrete foundation, steps and a folk art fountain that will be relocated as part of the construction project.

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11:39
External Link: Apple Store Sales Line: “The white...

Over at 9to5Mac, Mark Gurman has a fascinating article about how Apple is training Apple Store employees to provide personal fashion and styling advice to customers in conjunction with the upcoming launch of the Apple Watch. It’s worth a read for insight into the psychology of fashion sales, and to compare to how you’re treated if you go to check out Apple’s new wearable. The real question is if Apple will require that employees’ monochromatic t-shirts color-coordinate with their Apple Watch bands.

 

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11:30
If you forgot your Apple ID password (Apple KB)

Use these steps to reset your Apple ID password and regain access to your Apple ID account.

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11:04
How-To: Rearrange and hide Apple TV channels to...

As the current Apple TV continues to add countless new and sometimes unfamiliar channels to the home screen, the out-of-the-box experience grows increasingly complex for new and existing users. The Apple TV home screen consists of colorful rectangles that represent various content providers for serving up entertainment over the Internet to your television, but actually finding something to watch can prove difficult and intimidating for even a seasoned Apple TV owner. Many of the channels require authenticating an active cable or satellite subscription to unlock full access while others are interest-specific likes sports or culture.

Apple TV’s user interface is meant to simulate an iPhone or iPad home screen with apps being channels and the theme optimized for the living room, and you can customize the app arrangement on your Apple TV similarly to your other iOS devices. While you cannot...

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11:00
Using iMovie, Tally 2 and Audubon Birds to count and...

Every year since 1998, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society have hosted the Great Backyard Bird Count. The four-day event encourages bird watchers around the world to count and identify the birds they see. The crowd-sourced data is compiled and used to examine the distribution and abundance of birds worldwide. We recently set up a bird feeder in our yard and decided to participate in the annual event this year as part of our homeschool activities.

Capturing the birds using the iPhone Camera app

While my older kids ventured out into the cold winter woods to spy the rare birds, my younger set preferred to watch the bird feeder and count from the comfort of our kitchen. We needed to count all the birds we saw for 15 minutes, which posed a challenge as our birdfeeder is quite busy, even during the winter. As a result, we had to introduce some technology into the process to assist in the counting...

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10:54
Instagram and an upset indie dev

Today, Instagram announced an app called Layout from Instagram. It’s described as “a new app that lets you easily combine multiple photos into a single image.” In 2012, I released an Apple Editors’ Choice app called Layout that lets you combine multiple photos into a single image. It was even named an App Store Best of 2012 app. Is it just me, or does it seem insincere for Instagram to release a similar app with the exact same name only differentiated by the inclusion of their company name? Do you think they’d be okay with me releasing an app called “Instagram from Juicy Bits?” Neither do I.

This happens way too often, but I don’t think there is a way to stop it.

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10:15
Apple releases new iOS 8.3 betas for both developer...

The fourth beta of iOS 8.3 was issued to developers on Tuesday, while members of the public iOS beta program were given their second build of the forthcoming software update.

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09:56
Apple seeds second public build of iOS 8.3 beta,...

Apple has just seeded the latest beta of iOS 8.3 to its public beta users. The first beta was sent out just under two weeks ago. The build is also available over-the-air to developers, making it the fourth beta for those users. It’s also available on the iOS developer center.

Along with the new iOS beta comes a new Xcode beta. The Xcode 6.3 beta comes with a build number of 6D554n and includes support for Swift 1.2. A beta update for the third-generation Apple TV has also been pushed out.

The...

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09:33
New 'Try the Watch' app uses augmented...

Consumers who are still unsure of how the Apple Watch will look on their wrist can now get a better idea using nothing but their iPhone, a printer, and a pair of scissors thanks to a new augmented reality app from Belgian IT firm Underside.

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09:19
9to5Toys Last Call: $100 iTunes gift card for $75,...

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

Today’s can’t miss deals:
Last Call Updates:

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09:00
60-Second Tip: Sending your location in Messages

On today’s 60-second Tip we’ll show you how to send your location to another person with Messages. This can be extremely useful if you want to let someone else know where you are or get directions to your location, or even a lifesaver if you've been injured on a trail or off a road but can still use your iPhone. 

How do you use your location information to tell friends and family members where you are? Leave your comments below. 

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08:47
Our favorite OS X launcher – Alfred

The Sweet Setup:

Being the new kid on the block can have its advantages, but only if you know how to leverage them properly. Our favorite — Alfred — is able to do just that when compared to LaunchBar, Quicksilver, and even Spotlight.

What Alfred does best is incorporate different features from its competitors and implement them in a distinctive, easy, and understandable way — all while offering more power for advanced users to take things further.

I’ve used Alfred for years and agree with this review. Even in its free version, it’s a great launcher but the Powerpack is well worth the price for power users.

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08:36
Apple’s sales overhaul for Apple Watch will focus on...

The job of Apple Retail Store employees will begin changing in profound ways next month. In order to showcase and sell the Apple Watch, retail employees will be trained to provide personal fashion and styling advice to customers, according to employees briefed on the plans. Until now, Apple Retail has been tasked with recommending iPads, iPhones and...

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08:14
Apple Pay stickers, decals now available to merchants

Apple on Monday updated a section of its Apple Pay website, adding a new feature that allows businesses to order Apple Pay decals for merchants.

Clicking the link to order decals takes merchants to a new Apple Pay Supplies website where they can sign up to receive an Apple Pay kit that contains window and register decals. In the kit, there are glass decals in two sizes, register decals in two sizes, and an application tool. Businesses can order up to five kits using the online tool, but larger decal orders require placing a phone call to Apple.

Kits are available at no cost after a company, name, email address, and shipping address are entered.

Apple is...

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07:59
Steve Jobs and Neil Young

Another anecdote from Becoming Steve Jobs. So good!

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07:55
Rumor: Apple Watch to see initial supply constraints...

The Apple Watch may see supply constraints before launch, but Apple should be prepared for them.

This is what one source has indicated, as Apple has seen similar issues. When the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus debuted last year, Apple struggled to keep up with consumer demand for months.

That may happen again with the Apple Watch. One person familiar with Apple’s internal logistics shared this week that with all of the new technology introduced in the Apple Watch, the company has faced production issues with the wrist-worn device “at every stage of the development.”

This source said that while there may be some yield issues...

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07:49
Review: ‘Becoming Steve Jobs’ depicts a late-...

Several years after Steve Jobs’ untimely death, journalists — particularly ones who previously interviewed or covered Jobs — are still combing their archives for underreported facts or quotes that might justify new books on Apple’s enigmatic CEO. Naturally, the overlap with earlier works is significant, as new authors repeatedly acknowledge leaning on Michael Moritz’s (Return to) The Little Kingdom and Owen Linzmayer’s Apple Confidential 2.0, among many others. But there’s still an opportunity to bring new details to light, which is why Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli’s Becoming Steve Jobs (...

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07:46
Apple TV app lineup expands with TED, Tastemade,...

Amid reports of a major hardware and software refresh coming later this year, Apple on Tuesday added three more app channels to the current-generation Apple TV: TED, Tastemade, and Young Hollywood.

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07:45
How a lousy football game birthed a bastard and led...

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Ken Baumgartner – 6’1”, 205 pounds, with a penchant for doling out punishment – was not the kind of guy you wanted to see angry. Baumgartner was a left wing for the Toronto Maple Leafs. More specifically, he was their enforcer; a man paid literally to inflict pain on opponents. But in 1992, the target of his aggression was not another player; nor was it a coach or referee. It was a videogame producer at Electronic Arts named Michael Brook.

‘Hi, I’m Ken Baumgartner,’ he said flatly by way of introduction. As a lifelong hockey fan, Brook already knew who he was, and indicated as much with a tiny flinch of a smile. Despite the recognition, the thuggish enforcer felt compelled to further introduce himself:

‘I’m the guy you gave a zero rating to for Intelligence.’

Great story about the development of a game many of us Canadians,...

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07:13
Inklet plug-in adds pressure-sensitive drawing on...

Ten One Design has released an updated version of its drawing plug-in, Inklet, adding pressure-sensitive drawing on the new Force Touch trackpad in all Mac drawing apps, including Photoshop, Lightroom, Aperture and Illustrator. The new trackpad was introduced by Apple on the 12-inch MacBook and 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display.

This means MacBook owners with the new trackpad will enjoy enhanced, highly-accurate pressure sensitivity when drawing on the trackpad whether drawing with a stylus or with a finger.

Inklet for Mac adds an icon to your menubar that you click when you want to draw on your trackpad in...

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07:08
Magzet aims to bring MagSafe-like functionality to 3...

Anyone who has ever had their headphones yanked off their head after getting the cord caught on a doorknob or dealt with a loose plug from from too many insertion cycles will appreciate the idea behind Magzet, a new adapter that adds MagSafe-like functionality to the audio jack.

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07:05
Apple adds TED Talks, Tastemade, and Young Hollywood...

Shortly after dropping the price from $99 to $69, Apple has updated the Apple TV channel lineup with a few additions in the United States. New apps for viewing content from TED, Tastemade, and Young Hollywood are now available. The channels should appear automatically or after a restart on the latest Apple TV set-top box, and all three offerings are available without a cable or satellite subscription.

The refresh does not yet include the new HBO NOW offering, which will enable Apple TV owners to subscribe to the premium network as a standalone service similar to Netflix starting next month.

The new TED channel brings TED...

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06:44
External Link: Connecting a 1986 Mac Plus to the Web

The Mac Plus debuted years before the World Wide Web, but that didn’t stop Jeff Keacher from figuring out how to get his 1986 model online. Using MacTCP, MacWeb, a Raspberry Pi single-board computer, and a custom proxy, Keacher was able to connect his Mac Plus to the modern Web. It works about as well as you might expect — with the Mac Plus taking minutes to load a Web page — but it goes to show that anything is possible.

 

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06:43
External Link: New Features Coming for Amazon Fire...

In the wake of new Apple TV rumors, Amazon has announced some major upcoming features for its Fire TV lineup. In the coming weeks, the Fire TV will be updated to use USB storage devices and Bluetooth headphones. Both the original Fire TV and the Fire TV Stick will soon be able to connect to hotel Wi-Fi hotspots, browse and search Prime Music Playlists, and will offer new shortcuts for sleeping and display mirroring, as well as a new PIN entry screen that hides the selected numbers.

 

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06:24
Why I am buying the Apple Watch before I even see it

People are eyeing the Apple Watch for a variety of reasons. Its luxury appeal, its newness, and its utility as a smartwatch and fitness tracker are among the selling points of the device. My interest in the Watch does include its usefulness as a smartwatch and fitness tracker, but there are three other reasons that compel me to pick one up on day one.

Social Acceptability

The first reason is social in nature. I spend a fair amount of time in the company of other people where it is awkward to pull out my phone. I volunteer at a nature preserve where I help with summer running events and provide gear in the winter to individuals and families who wish to ski on the premises. I hate missing an important email when I am volunteering, but feel it is rude always to pull out my phone. This same uncomfortable situation arises in other social situations, such as dinner dates or meetings,...

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06:20
Ten One Design's Inklet is first 3rd-party app...

Pressure-sensitive drawing is now capable with any stylus or just a finger on the new MacBook Pro with Force Touch trackpad, thanks to an update to the Inklet OS X app from Ten One Design.

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06:09
Steven Levy on Becoming Steve Jobs

Steven Levy is a terrific writer (see Insanely Great, the inside story of the birth of the Mac). This is his take on the new Steve Jobs bio, Becoming Steve Jobs.

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05:52
An excellent way to learn Git

Git is vital for developers, useful for non-developers as well. If you’ve ever heard of Git or GitHub, and felt intimidated by the interface, this is a fantastic way to learn.

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05:20
Review: Vellum, the ebook generator for Mac with...

One of the great things about technology is the way it has democratized the publishing world. Today, anyone can publish an ebook on iBooks and Amazon, whether as a freebie or a commercial book.

Creating an ebook isn’t difficult. If you’ve written your book in Pages, you can export to EPUB–the format needed for iBooks–direct from the app. There is also the excellent Calibre app (featured in our How-to guide), which will convert just about any file format to any type of ebook.

But as I found out when I came to create my own ebook, generating an ebook that looks attractive on all of the different devices available is a rather tougher challenge. That’s the job the Mac app Vellum claims to do, so I put it to...

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05:08
Kickstarter campaign aims to introduce MagSafe-style...

Apple has in the past not looked kindly on companies offering MagSafe adapters for their products, but with a magnetic connection for audio rather than power, and Apple starting to move from MagSafe to USB-C, perhaps a new Kickstarter campaign might make it.

Magzet is a two-part magnetic kit for 3.5mm audio connections. One half is designed to remain in the audio socket (and cleverly manages to avoid cutting sound to the speaker when there’s nothing connected to it), the other attaches to your headphone jack. Once in place, it breaks away cleanly like MagSafe if you walk away from the device while still wearing your headphones.

The prototype is clunky,...

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05:00
Magic Leap Allows a Peek Into Its Crazy-Cool AR World


Its 90-second promo video showcasing its augmented reality product got the Web talking, but Magic Leap itself isn't quite ready to discuss its AR headset. Magic Leap CEO Rony Abovitz, who gave a TED talk in a mock spacesuit in 2012, was scheduled to present last week at another TED talk in Vancouver, where he was expected to reveal what his company has up its sleeve. The company pulled out a few days ahead of the presentation, but it left the tech world with a teaser trailer for the time being.

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04:36
Becoming Steve Jobs was written because few got to...

Becoming Steve Jobs co-authors Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli told the NY Times that the public image of Steve Jobs got stuck in the pre-NeXT days, when he was younger and more hot-headed, because he chose to limit media contact after rejoining Apple.

I felt that the early stereotype of him as half-genius, half-jerk from birth had stuck around — it was set during his early years at Apple, and it had lasting power mainly because after 1987 he restricted press coverage.

There was, say the pair, nothing out there to portray the ways in which the post-NeXT Steve–Steve 2.0–had matured, echoing comments by another...

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04:19
Highly anticipated 'Becoming Steve Jobs'...

The hotly anticipated biography "Becoming Steve Jobs" debuted on Tuesday to set the record straight on Apple's cofounder and upon launch rocketed to the No. 1 spot on Amazon's Rich & Famous Biographies list.

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03:30
Hands on with Layout, Instagram's answer to...

New filters and fancy editing tools are fine, but if you want to get really creative with your Instagram snapshots and videos, you have to turn to a third-party app. So the photo-sharing network is taking back control—and keeping you inside Instagram—with its new stand-alone Layout app for photo collages.

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Instagram's Layout mirroring tool results in amazing art.

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03:07
What documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney learned about...

AUSTIN—Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine hasn’t even been widely released yet, and it’s already stirring the controversy pot. Early reviews have called it cynical (and similar in tone to Walter Isaacson’s Steve Jobs), Eddy Cue spoke out against this “mean spirited” film on Twitter, and rumors of Apple employees walking out of the theater have been circulating since the film’s premier earlier in March.

But in quiet a meet-and-greet with the press the day after the film’s first screening at the South by Southwest Film festival, director Alex Gibney said he didn’t set out to make a negative film—he just wanted to get a better understanding of the world’s fascination with this man.

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

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02:31
Apple location sharing patent could bring path...

Apple's current Find My Friends app lets iPhone and iPad users spot acquaintances on a map, but an invention detailed on Tuesday takes things to a whole new level with path tracking and route following.

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01:21
Apple invents 3-sensor iPhone camera with light...

An Apple patent published on Tuesday details a miniaturized iPhone camera system that employs a light-splitting cube to parse incoming rays into three color components, each of which are captured by separate sensors.

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20:34
Netflix flips switch on streaming services in...

Netflix on Monday debuted its streaming media services to markets in Australia and New Zealand, with official subscription access rolling out on a variety of platforms including Apple TV.

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20:25
This $300 cybernetic arm gets its smarts from your...

Iron Man isn't the only one 3D-printing artificial limbs these days. But unlike the mechanical hand delivered by Robert Downey Jr, this recently unveiled prosthetic from Japanese manufacturer Exiii costs just $300 and leverages your mobile device's c...

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19:13
Oh great, Twitter's testing autoplay videos in...

Twitter has taken yet another page from Facebook's notebook. Starting today, the social media company will begin testing autoplay video ads, which sounds a lot like the feature Facebook introduced on its site in 2013. It's rolling out in limited test...

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18:49
Five fascinating revelations from ‘Becoming Steve...

Becoming Steve Jobs, the new biography of Steve Jobs by Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli, will be officially released tomorrow by Crown Business/Penguin Random House, and is currently available as a pre-order from Amazon ($12+) and Apple’s...

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18:37
Play 'Zelda' IRL with this jug-busting,...

There are Hylian Shield replicas and then there are Hylian Shield Replicas. The one above fits into the latter and probably could've been used with a certain live-action Netflix series that sadly isn't happening. The team at Baltimore Knife and Sword...

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18:18
Italian prosecutors complete probe into Apple over $...

Apple could potentially face trial in Italy after prosecutors there recently finished a probe into claims that the company's crafty accounting led to more than 879 million euros ($964 million) in unpaid corporate taxes.

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17:59
Daily Roundup: HTC One M9 review, removing Galaxy S6...

In today's Daily Roundup, we review the HTC One M9, learn how Samsung will let you remove bloatware from the Galaxy S6 and find out how Redditors uncovered a massive Archer Easter egg. Get the details on these stories and more past the break....

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17:22
‘Becoming Steve Jobs’ on Apple, NeXT, and Pixar

Becoming Steve Jobs, the new biography of Steve Jobs by Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli, will be officially released tomorrow by Crown Business/Penguin Random House, and is currently available as a pre-order from Amazon ($12+) and Apple’s...

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17:14
Twitter helps verified users keep trolls out of...

It's not all sunshine and roses for Twitter's verified users. They may have more features, but that blue checkmark also makes them a bullseye for trolls, spammers and people who simply have a chip on their shoulder. This group should have an easier t...

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17:00
Today in the App Store -- SkySafari, Four Letters...

Here are some of the best free apps, app updates and new apps that have landed in the App Store recently. Today's notable apps include the now free SkySafari, the exciting new Four Letters puzzle game and an update to Amazon Music with Prime Music that enables radio stations. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can.

iOS Apps Now Free

Find Tower - Locate all the cell phone GSM 3G 4G & LTE BTS antenna towers around you using wifi GPS to boost reception ! [Now free, down from $3.99] Use this amazing app to easily pinpoint and identify all the carrier towers around you. Often these are in plain sight but other times, they're disguised as trees or on top of roofs.

Travel List – Trip Packing and...

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16:57
What's on your HDTV: 'The Hobbit',...

This weekend we finally get the season finale for The Walking Dead, while the NCAA basketball tournaments continue on. It's also a big week if you've been waiting for the final Hobbit movie, as The Battle of the Five Armies arrives on Blu-ray. The PS...

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16:54
[Sponsor] SupportKit: Beautifully Simple In-App...

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16:45
Get ‘Becoming Steve Jobs’ audiobook for free from...

From 9to5Toys.com:

Becoming Steve Jobs is already an Amazon and iBooks best seller on the day of its release but if you were on the fence or want the book read to you while you drive or work, Audible makes a pretty good offer. For new users (or folks with a new email address to enter;), Audible offers a Free Audiobook Download with a 30 Day Trial. You can also get...

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