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Tuesday February 3

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

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

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

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

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

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

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14:33
External Link: How Apple Beat Microsoft

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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14:07
iOS 8.2 update currently scheduled for March

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

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

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

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13:37
Tapbots teases redesigned Tweetbot for Mac

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

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

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13:30
There's magic everywhere

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

App for Dropbox 1.0

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

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

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12:01
Seagate zaps Thunderbolt drives, LaCie to continue...

Seagate will discontinue its lineup of Thunderbolt storage products in favor of pushing Thunderbolt under its premium LaCie brand, 9to5Mac has learned.

A company spokesperson confirmed the move noting that the product life cycles for the company’s USM technology, which allowed integration of interfaces like Thunderbolt through adapters, is “coming to a conclusion.”...

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11:55
Rumor: iOS 8.2 will release to the public in March,...

Apple may lay the groundwork for the April launch of the Apple Watch by debuting iOS 8.2, a software update required to connect the iPhone to the accessory, a month earlier, in March.

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11:39
This Mac app makes saving space on your iOS device a...

Mashable:

Phone Expander is designed to make it easy for a user to easily save space on their iOS device by deleting cache files inside apps, easily remove large apps installed on the device, remove pictures or videos (backing them up to the desktop first) and soon, manage music on their devices.

I ran the app on my (backed up) iPhone and it allowed me to recover a little over 2.5 GB. Not a lot but every little bit counts.

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11:35
External Link: President Obama Announces Moderate...

If you followed our Keeping Up with the Snoops series, then you know all about the National Security Agency’s mass collection of civilian data. Now President Obama has announced a couple of tweaks to how the data is collected and stored. U.S. intelligence agencies will be required to delete irrelevent data on Americans, and will be allowed to keep similar data on foreigners for no more than five years. There will also be regular White House reviews of what intelligence agencies are gathering.

 

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10:53
iOS 8 hits 72% adoption in latest data, still trails...

Apple released a new count today for the percentage of iOS devices accessing the App Store and running iOS 8. According to App Store Distribution data, 72% of iOS devices are now running iOS 8 with a quarter of devices running iOS 7 and a tiny 3% of users running iOS 6 or earlier versions using data “measured by the App Store on February 2, 2015.” That puts iOS 8 adoption up 3% since Apple last reported data two weeks ago with only 69% of devices running iOS 8 at the time.

Since the lower percentage reported two weeks ago and a similar 68% reported four weeks ago, Apple has released iOS 8.1.3 which featured stability improvements—something which may have kept users from...

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10:45
Major physical changes could be coming to Apple...

Under the leadership of retail chief Angela Ahrendts, Apple is said to be considering major changes to the layout of its retail locations, which may be implemented at some locations in time for the debut of the Apple Watch.

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10:19
Profitable and uncopyable

Matt Richman:

With Apple Pay, Apple leveraged its business model, cultural influence, and customer base to enter arguably the most heavily-regulated international system on Earth in a way that everyone already in the system had a reason to like. This is an incredible accomplishment, and no other company could have done it.

Matt makes a great point, one often made by many others, that Apple will and can succeed because of its tight control and integration of both hardware and software.

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10:08
One man’s quest to rid Wikipedia of exactly one...

Medium:

Giraffedata—a 51-year-old software engineer named Bryan Henderson—is among the most prolific contributors, ranking in the top 1,000 most active editors. While some Wikipedia editors focus on adding content or vetting its accuracy, and others work to streamline the site’s grammar and style, generally few, if any, adopt Giraffedata’s approach to editing: an unrelenting, multi-year project to fix exactly one grammatical error.

Henderson has now made over 47,000 edits to the site since 2007, virtually all of them addressing this one linguistic pet peeve. Article by article, week by week, Henderson redacts imperfect sentences, tightening them almost imperceptibly. “I’m proud of it,” says Henderson of the project. “It’s just fun for me. I’m not doing it to have any impact on the world.”

You’ve got to admire the dedication if nothing else.

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09:41
Is the FTC Jumping the Gun on IoT Security?


The security community has been waving a red flag about how the Internet of Things could become a cybercriminal's paradise. Last week, those admonitions were given some credence when the Federal Trade Commission recommended that the makers of IoT gadgets adopt some "best practices" to protect consumers from potential violations of their privacy and security. The agency noted that the IoT impacts the daily lives of millions of Americans through the adoption of health monitors, home security devices, connected cars and household appliances, and other applications.

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09:29
Apple Pay adds another 15 banks and credit unions,...

Last month Apple rolled out support for dozens of banks and credit unions with Apple Pay bringing the count to more than 45 institutions, and today Apple is out with the first wave of the month adding more than a dozen new banks to its list of supported Apple Pay banks bringing the total count to over 60 institutions. Here are the new banks listed as supporting Apple Pay as of today:

Alliant Credit Union
Altra Federal Credit Union
Andrews Federal Credit Union
BBVA Compass
BECU (Boeing Employees’ Credit Union)
Ent Federal Credit Union
F&A Federal Credit Union
Fifth Third Bank
First Niagara Bank
...

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09:17
How to move your Mac's iTunes Library onto an...

When trying to free up drive space on your Mac, one of the first things you can do is move the iTunes Library to a portable hard drive. Here's a detailed guide on how to back up your music, movies and more to reclaim your hard drive.

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09:08
Apple To Build New $2 Billion Data Center In...

mrspoonsi writes Apple announced it will spend about $2 billion to build a new data center in Mesa, Arizona. It will be housed in buildings formerly used by GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT), which went bankrupt last year after failing to supply sapphire display covers for the iPhone 6. the data center will be powered entirely by renewable energy. it will be a "command center for our global networks." Apple has said it would help find work for people affected by GTAT's bankruptcy. It's possible some of those former GTAT employees might help construct the new command center. When Apple initially partnered with GTAT to make sapphire displays, the company invested millions in a sapphire production facility. It makes sense that Apple would want to do something with the building if it couldn't make sapphire there.

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09:06
Opinion: Square Enix’s flip-flop on iOS 8 support...


Square Enix’s The World Ends With You

 

Buying an app from the App Store is designed to be as easy as possible. A large button with a price tag sits as close to the app’s icon and name as possible, while additional details linger below. You’re not supposed to think or worry too much about each purchase — the transaction is impulse-driven when the price is low — and the implication is that the app will work when you get it, and keep working for a long time thereafter.

But what happens when an app — marketed as compatible with current iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches — is never updated for the latest version of iOS, and either stops working after an iOS upgrade, or never works at all on new devices? That’s the situation buyers of Square Enix’s $18 The...

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09:00
9to5Toys Lunch Break: Mohu Leaf HDTV antenna $30,...

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:
Cut the cord! Mohu Leaf 50 Ultimate HDTV Antenna (open box): $30 shipped (orig. $90)

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08:42
First pictures surface of Fassbender, Rogen,...

Filming for the much-anticipated Steve Jobs biopic has begun and some interesting set pictures have leaked from the set via @motro68, complete with Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs, Seth Rogen as Steve Wozniak and director Danny Boyle. Initial leaked images showed filming at Jobs’ childhood home in California.

The film, now under direction of Universal Pictures, began filming sometime in January. The road to this point has been somewhat rocky, with several notable dropouts and significant changes along the way.

Still, cool to see the ball rolling and we’ll have additional...

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08:04
Apple to convert failed GT Advanced Technologies...

Remember that whole sapphire iPhone screen thing? When an idea goes south, you can still use the intended facility for something.

Following GT Advanced Technologies’ plans to file for Chapter 11, Apple appears to be swooping in with a plan to invest US$2 billion to convert their Arizona factory into a data center.

The more than 1.3 million-square-foot building, which was once a solar-panel factory, was a key part of Apple’s efforts to bring manufacturing back to the U.S. after years of relying on Asian suppliers to build the company’s iPhones, iPads and Mac computers. While Apple had promised to bring jobs to the area even after the bankruptcy, the data center will probably employ fewer staff compared with an operation churning out components for iPhones.

The data center will employ 150 full-time Apple employees and will create 300 to 500 construction and trade jobs,...

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07:17
Apple builds national enterprise sales team for IBM...

Apple is looking to hire individuals across the US for a team of IBM Business Development Executives that “will be accountable for all aspects of the Apple and IBM partnership for a defined geographic and account set territory.” That means Apple is hiring a team of individuals that will act as company liaisons to help roll out and oversee sales teams pushing the new Apple/IBM iOS solutions to enterprise customers. The positions, which are industry and region-specific, also show Apple’s plan for the upcoming expansion of its enterprise solutions for new industries including manufacturing and healthcare. 

Apple says the team will “play a pivotal role in the U.S. success of the recently announced Apple partnership with IBM.”

Apple is hiring the IBM Business Developer...

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06:44
Supply chain expects Apple to ship more than 50M...

In the follow-up to Apple's blockbuster December quarter, the company could exceed sales of 50 million iPhones in the current March frame, companies in the Apple supply chain reportedly believe.

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05:45
HTC hits Apple and Samsung with cringeworthy rap...

I’m a bit speechless on this one. It makes Samsung’s sustainability report rap seem…still horrible. Huge tech companies, can we please not do this anymore?

It’s also probably not the smartest idea in the world to start a rap battle with the two companies affiliated with two biggest names in rap: Jay-Z (Samsung) and Dr. Dre (Apple). But we’re guessing Dre won’t be releasing a response any time soon. HTC also continues the cringeworthy in a full sit-down interview with the broke rapper from the 80’s that it hired for the video (below).

Lyrics provided via Engadget below:

 

Y’all can’t be serious man.
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05:23
Amazon looking to buy some RadioShack stores to...

Following the news that tech retailer RadioShack has filed for bankruptcy, a new report claims that online megastore Amazon has expressed interest in buying some of the company's brick-and-mortar locations.

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05:01
How to make your iPhone dimmer than its dimmest...

Here’s a little trick to dim your iOS device even dimmer than the normal Settings allow.

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05:00
Think Different: Apple's 10 Biggest, Riskiest...


Even the most vociferous Apple haters can surely admit that Apple -- judged upon the evidence of its record-breaking quarterly profit of $18 billion, the most of any public held company ever -- is not only firing on all cylinders but also creating products that consumers around the world are willing to pay a premium for. Apple sold an astounding 74.5 million iPhones last quarter. It sold 5.5 million Macs -- a number that is on the rise, while other PCs have fallen. Plus, the company sold 21.4 million iPads.

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05:00
Balancing Diversity and Creativity in the World of...


The Linux community is filled with friction and diversity. One of the advantages of open source software is the diversity that leads to innovative approaches to improve the computing environment. But can the diversity go too far? Is it a defining characteristic that kills programming creativity? LinuxInsider spoke with a panel of open source developers about the creative versus destructive nature of the seemingly fractured world of open source.

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04:49
Apple commemorates New Year in its first TV spot...

Re/code:

The ad — which is strongly evocative of Apple’s holiday campaign in the United States — celebrates the importance of family, even as it underscores the growing importance of China as a market for Apple.

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04:19
Apple sells $6.5 billion worth of bonds

Why is Apple trying to raise money? Read on.

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04:06
Radio Shack bankruptcy looms, sources say Amazon...

If Radio Shack does shutter its doors, I will miss them.

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03:30
Train like an Ironman with these apps for triathletes

If you’re about to run your first triathlon, or if you’re a seasoned vet working towards a better time, than you already know that this three-legged race is famed for its demands on the body and the mind, making training for the event uniquely rigorous. But don’t let that discourage you—even beginning athletes have to start somewhere. Whether you’re moving from couch to bike or have several Ironman events under your belt, these apps will help you perfect your training regime, monitor your progress, and become part of the larger triathlete community.

Best app to plan your training from Day 1

Tri Trainer may not be the prettiest app, but it's a fantastic training resource. Use this from the very start.

To read this...

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03:19
Think Retro: Bring back the Flying Toasters

Sometimes, things don’t strike you as unusual until you come to explain them to someone else. I have a young cousin, for example—young enough that she uses #yolo apparently without irony—and I suspect if I tried to explain to her that, for a period in the mid–90, pretty much any unattended Mac would eventually display a handful of winged toasters jerkily making their way across the screen, she would give me One Of Those Looks.

Actually, fair enough; it sounds a little surreal. But this was, of course, Flying Toasters, the most famous module in the screensaver app After Dark.

In explaining this to my young cousin, I’d probably first have to explain why screensavers were invented in the first place. Sure, today’s computers still have screensavers, but they’re usually merely decorative (one notable exception being the screensaver I use, BOINC), and no longer required to do the job of “saving screens”. Before flat screens became...

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Monday February 2

22:16
Tv Shows Directory

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You can have your most searched Tv programs in a second. Categorization of the programs helps you to search and update your...

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21:29
The selling of the avocado

The Atlantic:

The story of how avocados went from being an obscure West-Coast cash crop to the juggernaut of the Midwestern produce section is one of extreme feats of marketing and major shifts in ideas about nutrition. It is a story of a desperate renaming, a PR Hail-Mary, and of the changing nature of the Super Bowl. It is a tale best enjoyed with a squeeze of lime and generous sprinkling of cilantro.

Growing up in Nova Scotia, I never even saw an avocado. This story of its rise to become “America’s favorite fruit” is

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20:30
A double-edged sword: did the iPhone preserve...

The day has finally come. It seems struggling electronics retailer RadioShack is finally dead. This doesn’t come as a surprise to anyone who has paid attention to the company at all in the past few years. The chain hasn’t turned a profit since 2011, and several attempts to reboot its image have failed miserably.

How RadioShack reached this point is also no surprise: it failed to keep up with the ever-evolving technology market, choosing instead to attempt to walk the line between DIY hobbyist and mainstream electronics.

While no one would argue that RadioShack’s insistence on keeping one foot in each world eventually led to its demise, it could also be argued that it’s exactly what kept the company around for so long.

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18:48
Wells Fargo: Apple may need to raise more debt to...

While the $6.5 billion bond issue revealed on Monday may be enough to cover its existing capital return program, Wells Fargo believes that Apple could be forced to either raise an additional round of debt or repatriate cash from overseas if the program is to continue its traditional annual increase.

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17:50
Google poised for an Apple-like feud with Uber over...

The once-tight relationship between Google and ridesharing service Uber has reportedly frayed as the two companies make moves into each others' territory, a split reminiscent of the tension between Google and Apple over Android.

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15:42
Apple could face huge tax bill as Obama calls for...

President Obama on Monday put forward a new budget that includes a one-time 14 percent levy on earnings held by U.S. companies overseas --?funds which would be allocated to a $478 billion public works plan --?followed by an ongoing 19 percent tax on foreign profits, whether the money is repatriated or not.

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15:20
Google Earth Pro goes free enabling stunning...

DIY Photography:

Not many know this but Google Earth had a bigger brother called Google Earth Pro and while the ‘lil sibling was free, getting the pro version was $400/year. No small change.

I guess there were not too many hoppers on that offer and now Google is releasing Google Earth Pro for free.

What can you do with the pro version? For starters, you can export bigger images, the regular version supported only 1000×1000px photos, while the pro version enables you to dump 4800×3200px photos which should be good enough for 4K resolution.

You have to jump through a bunch of hoops to grab the software but for those who can put it to use, it’s pretty cool.

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15:15
Remember the GT Advanced sapphire facility? It'...

CNBC reported today that the GT Advanced plant in Mesa, Arizona, originally tasked with the job of making sapphire for screens, buttons, and other bits and pieces of Apple gear, is now going to be taken over by the company that allegedly caused GT Ad...

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14:48
FCC to propose regulating the internet as a utility...

U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler is expected to issue a proposal this week that would see the agency classify internet access as a telecommunications utility, a move that may also include reclassification for data services from wireless carriers.

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14:38
[Sponsor] Pixate Free

Visually prototype your iOS or Android apps in your browser and then play with your interactive app in real-time, natively, without any web views, right on your device. Pixate now offers a free plan, so get busy designing your next great app at pixate.com!

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14:34
Google may develop its own Uber-like service

Now there are signs that the companies are more likely to be ferocious competitors than allies. Google is preparing to offer its own ride-hailing service, most likely in conjunction with its long-in-development driverless car project. Drummond has informed Uber’s board of this possibility, according to a person close to the Uber board, and Uber executives have seen screenshots of what appears to be a Google ride-sharing app that is currently being used by Google employees. This person, who requested not to be named because the talks are private, said the Uber board is now weighing whether to ask Drummond to resign his position as an Uber board member.

Google is a big investor in Uber, and has been from the beginning. However, this isn’t the first time a Google employee sat on a company’s board and then decided to enter the same market. Eric Schmidt sat on Apple’s board and witnessed the development of the iPhone.

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14:33
TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 2...

Notable software releases this week include Remote Desktop 3.8, Alfred 2.6, Downcast 1.1.6, SpamSieve 2.9.19, PDFpen and PDFpenPro 7.0.1, DEVONthink/DEVONnote 2.8.3, Audio Hijack 3.0.1, iTunes 12.1, 1Password 5.1, Carbon Copy Cloner 4.0.5, and Security Update 2015-001 (Mountain Lion and Mavericks).

 

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14:33
ExtraBITS for 2 February 2015

In ExtraBITS this week, we point to articles about Apple losing its edge in accessibility, AOL shutting down The Unofficial Apple Weblog, and Wired offering a theory on the iPad’s sales slump.

 

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14:12
Uber building self-driving cars

John Biggs:

Sources tell us Uber is hiring more than fifty senior scientists from Carnegie Mellon as well as from the National Robotics Engineering Center, a CMU-affiliated research entity. Carnegie Mellon, home of the Mars Rover and other high-profile robotics projects, declined to comment at this time, as did scientists mentioned by our source. Uber has “cleaned out” the Robotics Institute, said the source.

So, who isn’t building a self-driving car?

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14:11
Apple’s scuttled sapphire plant will find new life...

At some point in their development, the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus were supposed to ship with sapphire-coated screens. Sapphire, which already protects iDevices' camera lenses and TouchID buttons, is even more scratch- and shatter-proof than hardened glass. But alas, it was not to be—Apple signed a contract with a company called GT Advanced Technologies to provide that sapphire, and that contract infamously fell through (not before both companies' dirty laundry was aired out in public).

That left Apple with a big, renovated factory in Mesa, Arizona that wouldn't be used for anything after GT Advanced...

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14:03
Apple VP of Retail Real Estate Bob Bridger to retire...

The last executive from the Ron Johnson and Steve Jobs era of Apple Retail is leaving the company, according to several sources. Bob Bridger, Apple’s Vice President of Retail Real Estate, told colleagues at a meeting last Thursday that he will soon be retiring from Apple without specifying additional reasons for his departure. As head of Apple’s retail real estate efforts, Bridger has been in charge of locating new Apple Store locations, striking lease deals, and with his construction background, building up new stores…

Bridger’s retirement is significant as, for over a decade, he spearheaded the creation of over 400 Apple Retail Stores across the globe that have helped make the iPod, iPhone, and iPad nearly ubiquitous devices. During the Ron...

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13:34
Neil Young's $400 Pono hi-def music player...

Though it has the backing of legendary rocker Neil Young, the new Pono music player for audiophiles doesn't actually sound much better, or better at all, than high-quality MP3s played from an Apple iPhone.

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13:33
Peef: Track care and info about your pets

Great idea, great looking app.

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13:25
Super Bowl dominates social media with dancing...

Even casual football fans who tune in to the Super Bowl just for the commercials have to admit that Sunday night’s game was one of the most exciting in recent memory. Between that game-winning interception and Missy Elliott’s comeback halftime performance, not to mention the incredibly sad ads, social media was abuzz all night long.

Not surprisingly, fans turned to Twitter to discuss every minute of the game, with Patriots cornerback Malcom Butler’s interception the most tweeted about moment with 395,000 tweets per minute. More than 28.4 million Super Bowl-related tweets were sent during the broadcast, up slightly from the 24.9 million sent during last year’s game.

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13:23
Elgato Thunderbolt 2 Dock [Sponsor]

Elgato Thunderbolt 2 Dock enables you to connect everything to your MacBook or Ultrabook at once. With two Thunderbolt 2 and three USB 3.0 ports, simultaneously connect all of your devices with only one cable. Built-in HDMI enables you to directly connect a display of your choice up to 4K resolution, while enjoying increased network performance with built-in Gigabit Ethernet and crystal-clear conference calls through the separate microphone input and amplified audio output.

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12:56
Apple’s Campus 2 gets off the ground w/ erection of...

Following the latest drone flyover video of Apple’s under construction “Campus 2” last month, today we get an up-to-date look at progress over the last several weeks with another 4K video courtesy of Myithz.

Apple is making significant progress on the site as the company wraps up demo and street utilities work and continues full force on building construction and additional earthwork scheduled to last into 2016. The video shows Apple has begun work erecting the structure of the site’s main circular building, as well as structures on the surrounding campus including the parking garage.

Apple’s project schedule shows Apple plans to wrap up earthwork on the project by Q2 this year,...

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12:41
Apple to build $2 billion green data center at...

The Arizona facilities associated with Apple's failed partnership with GT Advanced Technologies will be transformed into a new "global command" data center for the company employing 150 people full-time, thanks to a major $2 billion investment from the iPhone maker.

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12:27
Apple invests $2b in failed GTAT sapphire plant to...

Following the October surprise bankruptcy filed by GT Advanced Technologies—a key sapphire supplier for the iPhone—Apple today announced plans to invest $2 billion over the next 30 years in the failed plant. The Mesa, Arizona-located plant will become the central command center for its various data centers around the globe.

“We’re proud to continue investing in the U.S. with a new data center in Arizona, which will serve as a command center for our global networks,” Kristin Huguet, a spokeswoman for Cupertino, California-based Apple, wrote in an e-mailed statement on Monday. “This multibillion-dollar project is one of the largest investments we’ve ever made.”

Shortly after the bankruptcy announcement from GT Advanced Technologies, Apple...

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12:15
The 10 Mac games you need to play from January 2015

January's best Mac games

That old thought that the Mac isn’t a very good gaming platform? It’s nonsense. Sure, we still get games late sometimes, but there’s an abundance of great experiences coming from big-name studios and indie developers alike, spanning genres, styles, and even price points.

If you’re into gaming on your Mac, you owe it to yourself to check out these new games from January. These are the ones we’ve been playing and/or hearing raves about, so if you need something new, look no further than this stellar set. (Pictured here: Tengami.)

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12:12
$35 Raspberry Pi 2 Faster, Runs Windows 10


The Pi Foundation on Monday announced that it has released the latest version of its "entry-level PC." The Raspberry Pi 2 is now available for US$35, the same price as the previous Model B+. This build-it-yourself computer features an 800MHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 CPU, which will offer six times the performance of the previous system. It also includes double the memory with 1GB LPDDR2 SDRAM. The Raspberry Pi 2 will be fully compatible with the Pi 1, and because it utilizes the ARMv7 processor it can run a full range of ARM
GNU/Linux software.

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11:19
External Link: Apple Losing Its Accessibility Edge

Marco Zehe, Mozilla’s accessibility QA engineer and evangelist, observes that the quality of Apple’s accessibility features has been declining, suggesting that it’s perhaps another example of overall software quality problems at the company.

 

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11:15
Pono Player review: A tall, refreshing drink of...

Ars Technica:

“You know how every once in a while you buy the $40 bottle of wine instead of the $8 one, thinking you’re gonna have a special dinner or something?” Senior Reviews Editor Lee Hutchinson wrote over instant message. “And you get home, and you make the salmon or the pasta or whatever and you light the candles? And you pour the wine, swirl it like they do in Sideways so that it looks like you know what you’re doing… you bring it to your lips and after smelling it—it smells like wine—you have a sip? And it’s like… yeah, I guess this tastes good or something, but really it just tastes like wine?

“The Pono Player is kinda like that, but for music.”

I’m not an “audio snob” so I have no need for the Pono Player but is it of interest to any of our sharp-eared Loop readers?

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10:47
Photos show Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs, Seth...

Filming of the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic is underway, and newly published photos from the film's set show critically acclaimed actor Michael Fassbender in the lead role, alongside Seth Rogen as Steve Wozniak.

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10:27
Computing for the Visually Impaired, Part 4

In the fourth part of our series on computing for the visually impaired, Mariva H. Aviram shares a wide variety of resources to help those with low vision use the Mac more effectively.

 

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10:09
Apple releases fifth betas of iOS 8.2, Xcode 6.2...

Apple on Monday supplied developers with a fifth beta of iOS 8.2, as well as a new pre-release build of Xcode 6.2, giving the latest WatchKit tools for developing Apple Watch software.

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09:58
Apple releases iOS 8.2 beta 5 to developers

Apple has released the fifth beta to developers for the upcoming iOS 8.2 release. The update is available both over-the-air from the Settings app on iOS as well as through the iOS Dev Center. The release includes bug fixes and improvements. 

Apple has also released Xcode 6.2 beta 5 with WatchKit with build number 6C121 on the iOS Dev Center. A new beta version of Apple TV software for Apple TV (third-gen) is also available through the iOS Dev Center. The new iOS 8.2 beta 5 release carries a build number of 12D5480a up from 12D5461b.

Previous releases of the iOS 8.2 beta have revealed Apple is bringing back data points to the Health app added with iOS 8, while the...

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09:20
First look at Fassbender and Rogen as Steve Jobs and...

Photo via @motro68

As filming for the announced Steve Jobs biopic continues, first at Steve Jobs’ childhood home, then at the Flint Center where the original Macintosh was unveiled, the first photos of Michael Fassbender and Seth Rogen as Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak have appeared.

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09:18
Though Apple's iPad sales shrank, Amazon's...

The worldwide tablet market saw its first-ever year-over-year decline in the holiday quarter, but the biggest losses were seen by Amazon, which saw shipments of its budget-priced Kindle Fire series plummet 70 percent.

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09:11
9to5Toys Lunch Break: Grand Theft Auto V from $30,...

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09:00
Some final thoughts...

It's been quite a ride for more than 6 years starting when Lead Editor Mike Rose invited me to come aboard after reading some things I had written.

The iPhone had been out for less than a year... the Mac was selling but seemed destined to lose the d...

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08:33
IDC: Apple stays atop worldwide tablet sales as...

IDC is out today with its numbers on tablet shipments for Q4 2014 showing Apple remained on top of the market both last quarter and throughout 2014 despite a slight drop in overall market share.

Apple sold 21.4 million iPads during the holiday quarter last year, which gave the company around 28% market share compared to 33% with 26 million units sold during the same quarter last year. Apple beats out number two Samsung, according to IDC, which grabbed 14.5% of the market in Q4 with 11 million units shipped. Samsung also dipped in overall market share from 17.2% with 13.5 million units shipped in the year ago quarter....

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08:29
Verizon allows for partial removal of UIDH “perma-...

This is the kind of thing that makes you wish your wireless carrier was humanoid, anthropomorphic and had a face you could punch at your leisure.

Despite criticisms and public outcry, Verizon isn’t giving up on its UIDH “perma-cookie” advertising program—but the company will give subscribers a larger say in the matter. Verizon customers will soon have the ability to opt-out of the UIDH program.

“We have begun working to expand the opt-out to include the identifier referred to as the UIDH, and expect that to be available soon,” a Verizon spokesperson said via email. The company did not provide a specific date for when the opt-out program would be available.

Verizon currently adds a Unique Identifier Header (UIDH) into every web request a subscriber makes on the company’s wireless network. The UIDH—a long string of letters and numbers—is sent in plain text and thus readable...

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08:11
Rumor: Apple to adopt jewelry store protocols,...

With the Apple Watch shipping in April, Apple may be changing some of its retail methods to match the product.

According to sources, Apple is planning several new features for its retail stores to support the Gold Watch Edition of the device. As reported several months ago, Apple is planning on allowing customers to actually try on the watches and test out different band styles inside of stores. With the high-expected price tag of the gold watch models, Apple will also step up its security features for stores.

Over on 9to5Mac, there’s the following:

Apple will outfit its official retail stores with safes to house the more expensive, gold “Edition” variants of the upcoming Apple Watch. The safes will likely be used to carry both to-be-sold...

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08:00
Apple planning a $5 billion bond offering

Thanks to the fun and excitement of financial accounting, even companies with $178 billion in cash need to incur some debt every once in a while. That's exactly what Apple has in store for the near future, filing a bond sale prospectus with the Secur...

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07:49
Take Control of Security for Mac Users, Chapter 2:...

This chapter doesn’t dive into step-by-step instructions for particular security features, but instead takes a broader look at what security means — in general, and to you specifically.

 

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07:49
Take Control of Security for Mac Users, Chapter 1:...

Joe Kissell kicks of “Take Control of Security for Mac Users” with this chapter, introducing the topic and explaining what future chapters will cover.

 

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07:48
“Take Control of Security for Mac Users” Streaming...

The modern world brings with it modern worries. If you worry about someone breaking into your email account, reading files on your Mac without your knowledge, or monitoring your Wi-Fi connection, Joe Kissell’s new “Take Control of Security for Mac Users” book has the calm, friendly advice you need to increase your security without turning your Mac into Fort Knox.

 

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07:46
Apple plans $5 billion bond offering to cover stock...

Having filed a prospectus today with the SEC, Apple plans to offer around $5 billion in bonds, following a 2013 bond offering of $17 billion, and a 2014 offering of $12 billion. While Apple’s corporate coffers stand at over $178 billion after its most recent record-breaking quarter, even thriving companies sometimes use bond offerings to fund projects, lessening tax consequences in the process.

Deutsche Bank and Goldman Sachs put together the offering, which Apple says will be used towards

repurchases of our common stock and payment of dividends under our program to return capital to shareholders, funding for working capital, capital expenditures and acquisitions and repayment...

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07:17
Why my next car probably won’t have CarPlay (Spoiler...

My next new car probably won’t have CarPlay. I’ve reached this decision in part due to automakers’ slow crawl to put CarPlay in vehicles that you can actually buy today. While 2015 may bring the feature to more vehicles on the road with more than 30 automobile brands committed to ship CarPlay in the future, we’re still not there yet and the roll out is slow.

More influential, though, is my experience using aftermarket CarPlay in my current car for several months convincing me that CarPlay’s features are not yet where they need to be. As I noted in my hands-on review last fall, CarPlay introduces a new set of problems while trying to make using your iPhone in the car safer and easier.

So if CarPlay...

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07:00
Apple plans $5 billion bond offering to fund share...

Apple on Monday disclosed to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that it is gearing up to sell another $5 billion in debt through a new bond offering.

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07:00
Apple to open retail store in Tianjin, China on...

China is a big part of Apple's retail future, and its presence is about to expand a bit more. Apple will open a retail store in Tianjin, China on Feb. 7. Apple recently noted its plan to open five new retail stores in five weeks to coincide with the ...

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06:48
First Apple Store coming to Queens as new Brooklyn...

Apple is preparing three major new Apple Stores for New York, with two of the stores reaching major new markets for the first time. Apple is developing the first stores for the boroughs of Queens and Brooklyn, while a new store for the Upper East Side of Manhattan on 74th Street and Madison is also in development, according to sources.

The first Apple Store for Queens is will be located in the Queens Center Mall on the second floor. One source says this store will be the largest Apple retail outlet located in a New York mall to date, and Apple is expecting revenues for this store to even beat out some of its flagship counterparts located elsewhere in the state. The store is under construction and is expected to open later in 2015, but an official announcement may come sooner…

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06:34
While Apple's average iPhone price surges to $...

Highlighting the huge disparity between the iPhone and the rest of the mobile market, the average selling price of Apple's smartphone lineup is now 2.7 times that of devices running Android.

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06:30
Neil Young’s “HD Audio” PonoPlayer put up against...

‘HD audio’ has been a buzzword for the last few years, as Apple and several record labels have been working on higher-resolution audio formats to repackage and resell older music. But the format took a body blow this weekend when former NY Times columnist David Pogue put musician Neil Young’s new $400 HD Audio PonoPlayer up against a regular old iPhone using a ‘blind trial,’ in which the HD PonoPlayer appears to have lost…

Describing himself as a former professional musician, Pogue said that “the Pono Player story is a modern retelling of ‘The Emperor’s New Clothes,’ ” making claims contrary to science. For...

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05:32
Adobe is suing Forever 21 for pirating Photoshop

How the heck did Adobe find out about this? Whistleblower?

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05:28
Apple, the Apple Watch, and the portability deficit

Dan Frommer, writing for Quartz, suggests that Apple made larger phones to create the need for an Apple Watch.

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05:16
Apple releases TV ad for China's Lunar New Year...

In preparation for the upcoming Chinese New Year, Apple has released a new China-specific version of its ad "The Song," and the company has also revealed that its new store in Tianjin will open this Saturday.

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05:00
What If There Were a Hospital for Sick Companies?


People get sick, and back in the Middle Ages they would use leeches and razors to bleed them until they got better. The practice didn't work that well -- yet if we look at what we do to sick divisions and companies, it is effectively the same thing. We cut investments, freeze salaries, make layoffs, and shave marketing expenses and then seem fascinated when the firms don't recover. I just finished a review of the Lenovo acquisition of the IBM x86 server division, which IBM thought was unfixable -- and damned if Lenovo didn't fix it.

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05:00
Open Source at the Front of the Class


Open source is sitting at the head of the class in a growing number of schools with all levels of education. Its no-cost starting point and use-it-your-way flexibility gives open source technology an advantage over proprietary solutions with its no-license and no-fee lesson plan. For many education outlets looking to bring a fresh approach to technology, open source is an easy selling point. Don't think so? LinuxInsider spoke with several technology administrators around the country who gave their open source experiences a solid A+.

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04:40
Apple painted in an iPhone sales corner, waiting for...

M.G.Siegler draws an analogy between Apple and Big Oil. His piece is well written, thoughtful, and full of interesting links.

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04:12
Marriott CEO on why they dropped plan to block guest...

Marriott President and CEO Arne Sorenson explains the unexplainable.

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04:00
Is Apple planning to bring eBooks back into iTunes?

Kirk McElhearn makes a pretty solid argument here.

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Sunday February 1

21:07
Remote Desktop 3.8

Adds full support for 10.10 Yosemite and updates user interface. ($79.99 new, free update, 15 MB)

 

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21:07
Alfred 2.6

Adds mor control over when scripts are executed and support for the new Alfred Remote for iOS app. (Free, £15 for Powerpack, 3.7 MB)

 

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21:07
Downcast 1.1.6

Adds support for a variety of additional playback speeds. ($9.99 new, free update, 20.6 MB)

 

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Like it or not, the “clicker” genre, popularized by cute distractions like Candy Box and Cookie Clicker, seems like it’s here to stay. So Who Wore it Best? takes a look at two recent examples: The Counting Dead and AdVenture Capitalist. | Read more »
Card Crawl, the Mini Deck Building Game,...
Card Crawl, the Mini Deck Building Game, is Coming Soon Posted by Jessica Fisher on February 27th, 2015 [ permalink ] Tinytouchtales and Mexer have announced their new game, | Read more »
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Well, BlastBall MAX is not one of those games and is bucking trends such as timers, elements of randomness, and tacked-on mechanics in favor of pure puzzle gameplay. When you first boot up the game you’ll see a grid made up of squares that are each... | Read more »
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Reliance Games and Dreamworks Unveil Real Steel Champions Posted by Ellis Spice on February 27th, 2015 [ permalink ] Reliance Games and Dreamworks have announced that a third game in | Read more »
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