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Wednesday May 4

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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14:45
AWT News Update: May 4, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

more…

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

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

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

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

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

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12:59
Hulu, YouTube planning TV streaming services

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

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

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

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

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


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

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12:51
iOS Apps must support IPv6-only networking as of...

At WWDC 2015 we announced the transition to IPv6-only network services in iOS 9. Starting June 1, 2016 all apps submitted to the App Store must support IPv6-only networking. Most apps will not require any changes because IPv6 is already supported by NSURLSession and CFNetwork APIs.

If your app uses IPv4-specific APIs or hard-coded IP addresses, you will need to make some changes.

Apple announced this last year, so most of any work that needs to be done by developers is probably taken care of already. If not, this is a good reminder from Apple.

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12:48
Twitter for Mac catches up with iOS & Web via...

Twitter released an important update to its official Mac client on Wednesday, finally bringing the software's features closer to par with iOS and the Web.

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12:03
Google Slides receives big update w/ audience Q&...

Google’s web-based alternative to Microsoft PowerPoint is getting a big update today that adds the ability for members of the audience to easily ask questions during a presentation. Additionally, Google Slides is adding more presentation options on iOS and a cool laser pointer tool.

more…

Filed under: Apps Tagged: Google Slides, Hangouts, iOS, presentation, Slides QA ...

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12:00
Happy Hour Podcast 065 | Apple Watch fitness, upset...

This week Zac and Benjamin talk some Apple Watch fitness, the many upset AAPL investors, and an Apple Music revamp! The Happy Hour podcast is available for download on iTunes and through our dedicated RSS feed.

more…

Filed under: Happy Hour Tagged: AAPL, Apple Music, Happy Hour, Podcast, tech ...

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12:00
Kuner KuPower: 5500 mAh battery pack with memory...

Kuner KuPower. Photo©2016, Steven Sande

Here's a product that's designed anyone with a need for an external battery pack and extra storage for their favorite device: The Kuner KuPower currently has 7 days to go on Kickstarter, where it has beat its goal and is on the way to manufacturing. I have been testing a prototype of the unit, so let's see how it works.

Design

KuPower is a slender silver curvy box measuring 5.2 x 2.8 x .35 inches (132 x 72 x 9mm) and weighing just 5.1 ounces (145 grams). Packed inside that box is a 5500 mAh battery pack, a microSD card slot, USB and micro-USB ports, and proprietary chips Kuner has designed. The idea? To give users of almost any device the ability to have a way to charge their technology on the run and also store a lot of media.

Business end of the KuPower: microSD slot,...

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11:24
I’ve had a big secret. Now I’m sharing it.

Tom is the “Grand Old Man” of the Mac Community. He and his lovely wife Dori have been involved on many levels – users, authors, speakers – for decades. Both of them are wonderful, kind, funny, smart and fierce people. I’m proud to know them and even prouder to call them friends. This is terrible news but, Tom being Tom, he will handle it with the dignity and intelligence for which he has always been admired. My thoughts are with both of them as they go through this awful ordeal.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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10:53
Apple Music may get retuned in June

Apple Music has two major problems: The streaming service’s interface is needlessly complicated and its relationship to iTunes—both the store and your library of purchased songs—has been a disaster. Those will reportedly be fixed in an overhaul expected to debut at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference in June.

Apple Music is the result of Apple’s acquisition of Beats Music in 2014, but folding Beats employees into Apple resulted in a culture clash that has affected the streaming service’s rollout, according to a Bloomberg report. Apple diverted resources from iTunes, which was viewed as a service in decline, to focus on Apple Music instead of finding ways to combine the two or, at the very least...

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10:44
Procreate for Cartooning on the iPad Pro

Our resident bad cartoonist draws upon the power of Procreate to unleash his creativity with the iPad Pro and Apple Pencil.

 

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10:41
Apple Music UI to go grayscale, add better support...

Apple is said to be working on a vast overhaul of its up-and-coming music streaming service, one that will reportedly include a new monochromatic user interface and a streamlined experience for users who prefer to read lyrics.

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10:38
ADATA launches line of certified accessories for the...

ADATA Technology has launched its Apple Series in North America. The accessories are designed specifically for iOS and OS X devices, including the iPhone, iPad, iPod, and Mac. 

The initial five products are: the Lightning card reader, i-Memory flash drive UE710, i-Memory storage expansion card, USB type-C OTG flash drive, and Lightning cables. Fully Apple MFi certified, the ADATA Lightning card reader gives users convenient interconnectivity, as it’s the first product of its type with two-way data transfer (read and write), enabling users to freely move content to, from or among Apple, Android and digital camera devices, says Robert Chen, managing director of North America at ADATA. Apple’s MFi Program ("Made for iPhone/iPod/iPad") is a licensing program for developers of hardware and software peripherals that work with Apple's iPod, iPad and iPhone.

It’s also the first reader to combine SD and microSD on...

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10:23
tvOS at 6 months: where are the apps?

One of the complaints from developers is that there’s just no there there. In other words, there’s just not enough to the Apple TV to make developing for it worth the effort, particularly for smaller developers working on iOS.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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10:13
Twitter for Mac gains Moments tab, poll support,...

Twitter relaunched its Mac app last December with a new dark theme and GIF support, and today Twitter 4.1 for Mac is rolling out on the Mac App Store. The latest update includes Twitter’s new Moments section plus support for viewing and creating polls as well as GIF search.

more…

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10:05
Hulu confirms plans to launch live TV streaming in...

Just two days after the first rumors surfaced, Hulu on Wednesday confirmed that it will be launching a live TV streaming service sometime in 2017, creating a tougher competitive landscape for anything Apple might have planned.

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10:00
Counterpoint Research: Samsung tops Apple in US...

According to Hong Kong-based research firm Counterpoint Research — as noted by Business Korea, Samsung accounted for 28.8% of the U.S. market in terms of sales in March to take over the top spot for the first time in 11 months since it led the market in April 2015.

Apple ranked second with a 23% market share. Counterpoint Research says Samsung was able to reclaim the No. 1 spot in the U.S. smartphone market thanks to strong sales of its latest Galaxy S7 flagship smartphone.

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09:39
∞ An Apple Music plea

News came today that Apple is planning a major revamp of Apple Music at its Worldwide Developer Conference in June. This is welcome news for sure. While the service has improved considerably since its introduction, there are still some things that need to addressed—hopefully, this is it.

However, there are some lessons I hope Apple learned from last year’s introduction.

So Apple:

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09:15
CVlabel showing no luns

Forums: TroubleshootingTags: cvlabel

Hi all,
I'm new to SANs and XSAN. Trying to install a 4gb fibre San with XSAN network at our facility. We inherited all the kit so was keen to try it.

Have a Mac Pro as MDC, Mavericks 10.9.5 and Xsan installed. Atto FC41es card.

I'm trying to make an internal drive a LUN to test the whole system works. I read that with terminal command cvlabel I should be able to get this drive working.

However, I get absolutely no LUNs show up, no result from cvlabel -l at all
Just blank. Should I not see the internal drives?

Any help greatly appreciated!
M

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09:12
Capto 1.0

New screen and video capture app replaces Global Delight’s Voila, adding new editing and sharing features. ($29.99 new, discounted upgrade from Voila, 20.7 MB)

 

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09:00
D-Link DSP-W110 Wi-Fi Smart Plug: Good product,...

I love testing home automation products; it's great fun to be able to control all sorts of devices from your iPhone or iPad, although there are still huge incompatibilities between the devices made by different manufacturers. Today I'm taking a look at the D-Link DSP-W110 Wi-Fi Smart Plug ($59.99 MSRP, available on Amazon for $29.91).

Design

Like most smart plugs I've tested, the DSP-W110 plugs into an existing three-prong socket and then provides a single grounded socket for the device you wish to control from an app. The DSP-W110 is a bit larger and heavier than some plugs I've tested, but on the other hand it feels sturdier than most. There's an external button on the front of the device for manually turning on power to your connected device, as well as a WPS button on the...

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08:33
Kohl's becomes first Apple Pay retailer to link...

Department store chain Kohl's on Wednesday announced that Apple Pay users can now pay with a Kohl's Charge card and earn Yes2You Rewards points at the same, making it the first Apple Pay retailer to combine store card payments and rewards in a single-tap transaction.

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08:25
Rumor: Apple looking to overhaul Apple Music user...

It may be only a year old, but it looks like Apple is planning a fairly major overhaul of Apple Music’s user interface.

The company is set to redesign the user interface to make it more intuitive, according to sources, who asked to remain anonymous because the plans are yet to be made public. Apple also means to significantly enhance the integration of its streaming and download businesses and expand its online radio service.

Apple is said to be performing a full reboot of the Apple Music service. The changes will be unveiled at the Worldwide Developers Conference in June and arrive alongside a marketing campaign to attract users to the subscription-based service.

The new version of Apple Music will ditch the current colorful and...

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08:17
Moog brings its $10,000 Model 15 synth to iPad and...

Moog Music has been known for producing some of the most popular synthesizers since the 70s— we reviewed a couple of the newer models in our Logic Pros series and noted that iPad/Mac synths still can’t quite capture the experience of even a $1,000 Moog. But today Moog is releasing its own iPad and iPhone version of its popular $10,000 Model 15, aiming to offer a similar experience in a $30 mobile app. 

Moog’s own techs helped program the app at the Moog Factory in Asheville, NC, according to the company, with the app both resembling the look and sound of the original 1970’s Model 15 hardware:

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07:34
Apple Music reportedly getting redesigned, will be...

(credit: Apple)

Nearly a year after being introduced, Apple Music might be getting a much-needed revamp. A Bloomberg report suggests that Apple plans to redesign the music streaming service with a more "intuitive" interface and better integration with its other music offerings.

According to "people familiar with the product," Apple's goal is to make Apple Music more user-friendly. It also plans to marry its music download and streaming options better in iTunes while also expanding its radio service. According to the report, content head Robert Kondrk and Trent Reznor of the band Nine Inch Nails are overseeing the redesign, which should debut at Apple's annual Worldwide...

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07:32
Recording an iPhone call

This is a simple way to record a call. Are there laws against recording a call without someone’s knowledge? Now updated with a link to a legal guide.

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07:27
10-year-old exposes flaw in Instagram, Zuckerberg...

Our hope for the future.

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07:24
Apple hires Google X founder and former Nest...

Apple's Jeff Williams announces CareKit in March. (credit: Andrew Cunningham)

Apple has hired Yoky Matsuoka, a cofounder of Google's experimental Google X division and former vice president of Technology at Nest, to work on some of its health initiatives. Fortune reports that Matsuoka is working under Chief Operating Officer Jeff Williams on the company's health initiatives, which include HealthKit, ResearchKit, and the recently announced CareKit.

Matsuoka has worked on multiple tech and health initiatives at several big-name companies. After leaving Google X...

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07:23
Apple increases chip orders for iPhone SE

iPhone SE is a bright spot.

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07:22
Fitness bands outselling all other wearables,...

Despite devices like the Apple Watch nominally being able to do more, dedicated fitness bands are vastly outselling other wearables in the U.S., according to a research report published on Wednesday.

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07:19
Results from the great Mac developer survey

Lots and lots of data here, gathered from more than 7,000 developers. Interesting read, visually well presented.

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07:12
BlackBerry's BBM for Android and iOS adds video...

Facebook and Microsoft are chasing the dream of messaging apps as the future of user engagement, and now BlackBerry wants in on the action too. No, BlackBerry isn’t ready to join the bot revolution, but it is adding video calling across all platforms. BlackBerry Messenger users on Android and iOS can now try out BBM’s new video chat feature, called BBM Video, currently in beta.

BBM Video on Android.

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07:11
∞ The Apple Watch is a glass half full. A big glass.

There’s a lot of press focusing on the slowness and lag of Apple Watch apps. True, but shortsighted. Read on for details.

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07:10
Hedge fund manager David Einhorn staying in Apple,...

Infamous hedge fund manager David Einhorn, who has previously butted heads with Apple, remains bullish on the iPhone maker despite its recent market plunge, giving the company a vote of confidence during a recent conference call.

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07:08
TableEdit is a new spreadsheet app for Mac OS X (and...

Yay! It must be freebie day. The CoreCode team has announced TableEdit, a free spreadsheet app for Mac OS X. It offers features such as charts with cell styling, formatting options, and comprehensive import/export capabilities. 

TableEdit features a “world-class” Excel-compatible formula system that has been tested on more than a million formulae from over 20,000 Excel-files, according to Samuel Vimes of the CoreCode team. The tool is built exclusively for OS X and takes full advantage of its latest features and technologies, he adds.

TableEdit requires Mac OS X 10.8. It’s available at the product website and the Mac App Store.

Cases For The Brand-new iPhone SE Are Now Available at OtterBox.com!

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07:00
Life's Too Short For Slow Computers

Nilay Patel, the Editor-in-Chief of The Verge looks back the Apple Watch, the company's first wearable device which went on sale roughly a year ago. In the article, Patel notes that Apple Watch, a computing product, is just too slow at doing some of the most basic things such as running apps. He writes: Here's the problem with the Apple Watch: it's slow. It was slow when it was first announced, it was slow when it came out, and it stayed slow when Watch OS 2.0 arrived. When I reviewed it last year, the slowness was so immediately annoying that I got on the phone with Apple to double check their performance expectations before making "it's kind of slow" the opening of the review. [...] The grand ambition of the Apple Watch is to be a full-fledged computer on your wrist, and right now it's a very slow computer. If Apple believes the watch is indeed destined to become that computer, it needs to radically increase the raw power of the Watch's processor, while maintaining its just-...

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06:54
What will Tim Cook’s ‘can’t live without’ new...

In a TV interview with CNBC’s Jim Cramer this week, Cook said the iPhone 7 will have a killer feature that would prove to be an upgrade customers won’t be able to resist. “We are going to give you things that you can’t live without that you just don’t know you need today,” Cook teased.

Could it really be something we already know about? Could any of the rumored features for the device possibly fall under the groundbreaking or irresistible category of features Cook hinted at? Could the new rumoured dual-camera system be enough to account for Cook’s comment, perhaps? Of course, it’s also possible it’s all just post-Q2 PR hype after a quarter of declines. Will Apple have something new and exciting that we don’t yet know about for the iPhone 7?

That’s the question we ask readers in today’s poll. What rumoured...

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06:48
MacCheck is new problem-solving and diagnostic...

Micromat, the company behind the TechTool Pro line of software, has released a new troubleshooting utility called MacCheck. The new product can perform a series of critical tests on Mac systems running OS X 10.6 or higher, helping to isolate what might be wrong with a particular computer. 

MacCheck is being offered free of charge and is available for download immediately. The program tests many of the critical systems in a Mac, including RAM, I/O, Volume Structures, Partition Maps, Batteries, RAID systems and more. The program allows users to quickly verify the overall health of their Mac with one click of a button, according to Micromat president Jeff Baudin.

“For many years, we always offered our free TechTool Lite product and it was very a popular way to introduce Macintosh users to troubleshooting,” he says. “We retired that product as most of the functionality became outdated with time. We see MacCheck as...

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06:33
Department store Kohl’s first retailer to integrate...

Apple Pay may be a convenient, one-tap method of paying for your purchases – but not if you want to collect rewards points at the same time. That has so far always required a separate step, usually using the store’s own app.

Department store Kohl’s has just announced that it has partially solved the problem, allowing Yes2You Rewards points to be accrued just by using Apple Pay – but there is one small catch …

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06:30
Kohl’s Charge and Yes2You now support one-tap Apple...

Kohl’s customers are now able to pay for their purchases with Kohl’s Charge and simultaneously earnYes2You Rewards loyalty points with a single tap using ApplePay. The service is available in approximately 250 Kohl’s stores and is expected to be in all Kohl’s stores in the U.S. later this month. 

Kohl’s — a specialty department store with more than 1,100 stores in 49 states — first announced the availability of Apple’s mobile payment service in its stores in June 2015. Customers can add Yes2You Rewards to the Wallet app in iOS 9 and earn rewards at checkout withApplePay. When paying in stores, customers simply hold their iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus or iPhone SE near the contactless reader with a finger on TouchID to pay and receive their individual rewards. On an Apple Watch, they just double-click the side button and hold the face of their Apple Watch up to the reader.

Kohl’s mobile app...

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06:13
Rumor: Apple Music revamp to be announced at WWDC

Apple will announce “sweeping” changes to its Apple Music at its Worldwide Developer Conference next month, according to Bloomberg

Plans include revamping the user interface of the streaming service to make it more intuitive to use, the article adds, quoting unnamed (as always) “people familiar with the product who asked not to be identified because the plans aren’t public.” Apple also plans to better integrate its streaming and download businesses and expand its online radio service and launch a marketing blitz to lure more customers to the $10-per-month streaming service, Bloomberg reports. Apple Music is just about a year old, but already has 13 million subscribers.

Chances that this will happen (IMHO): 90%. Why not? The big question is: when will iTunes for the Mac get a major revamp?

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06:05
Apple hires robotics expert to work on health...

Apple has hired robotics expert Yoky Matsuoka to work on health projects, according to Fortune.

Apple told the publication that Matsuoka is working for Chief Operating Officer Jeff Williams, who oversees the company’s growing number of health initiatives. Those efforts include the HealthKit framework for developing apps, ResearchKit for using mobile devices in medical studies, and CareKit to help individuals improve their own medical care.

Yoky Matsuoka speaks onstage during Tina Brown's 7th Annual Women in the World Summit at David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center on April 8, 2016 in New York City. Photograph bu Jemal Countess 2016 — Getty Images

In 2007, Matsuoka won a MacArthur Foundation “genius” grant for her work in neurorobotics, using technology to help disabled people and stroke victims regain the use of their limbs. She was one of the co-founders of...

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05:26
'Intentional' culture clash between Apple...

The $3 billion acquisition of Beats sparked a culture clash between the headphone maker and Apple, but the conflict was apparently an intentional attempt to shake things up in Apple's music business, according to a new report.

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05:12
Apple Music to get more intuitive UI, expanded Beats...

A year after its debut, Apple's $10-per-month music streaming service is reportedly set for a major overhaul at the company's annual Worldwide Developers Conference, including a shakeup to its user interface aimed at making it easier to use.

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05:07
ProtonMail secure email app now lets you use Touch...

ProtonMail, the iOS app that makes using PGP email a near-seamless experience, has now made itself even easier to use. Instead of having to use both your login and mailbox passwords, you can now use Touch ID to unlock encrypted mail. The app also offers support for password managers.

more…

Filed under: Apps Tagged: PGP, ProtonMail, Touch ID ...

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05:00
Gadget Ogling: Digital Doodles, Magnetic Lighting,...


Orée's Stylograph pen, which is made of copper, can transmit your scrawls and doodles to an iOS or Android device. It houses an accelerometer and a camera on the tip to capture what you're noting. You can get two days of use from an hour's charge, and if you're away from your smartphone or tablet as you're sketching or writing, you can store the data and transfer it later. You can export your handiwork to PDF so you can mold it further digitally. There are some limitations, in that you must use special paper with almost-invisible markings.

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05:00
Desktop/tablet combos may be the future of computing

In the long-ago days of 2013, Ben Bajarin, writing for Techpinions, predicted that desktops are going to make a comeback and that it's notebooks that are "the past" as tablets such as the iPad continue to grow in popularity. I think he was onto something, despite a more-common line of thinking that the desktop is the past of personal computing as ever more folks move to laptops.

"I see desktops making a comeback due to a role change," Bajarin said. "There is an interesting trend emerging around desktops. Consumer all-in-one desktops (like the iMac) are being designed to be showcased prominently in the house rather than stuck in the den or office. These computers will be very elegant, very powerful, and very affordable. So rather than try to converge a notebook and a tablet, I think a better create a solution is to pair a desktop all-in-one with a tablet."

Under this scenario, when you want a big screen, keyboard,...

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04:35
Apple loses right to exclusive use of iPhone...

Apple has lost the right to the exclusive name of the iPhone trademark in China after the Beijing Municipal High People’s Court ruled against the company. Apple retains the right to the trademark for electronic goods, but a local company that has been using the name for leather goods remains able to do so.

The ruling was reported by Legal Daily, which the BBC says ‘is widely recognised as the official mouthpiece for the country’s Central Political and Legal Affairs Commission.’

The trademark dispute over the iPhone trademark has been a long-running one in the country …

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03:59
tvOS at 6 Months: Where Are the Apps?

Six months in, the tvOS ecosystem feels a bit empty. “Take Control of Apple TV” author Josh Centers investigates to find out why.

 

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03:56
Apple will unveil ‘more intuitive’ version of Apple...

Apple has taken on board criticisms of the messiness of the Apple Music app, and will reveal a ‘more intuitive’ version at WWDC in June, reports Bloomberg. The revamp reportedly follows a management shake-up in which several execs involved in the music project have left the company.

Apple is altering the user interface of Apple Music to make it more intuitive to use, according to people familiar with the product who asked not to be identified because the plans aren’t public. Apple also plans to better integrate its streaming and download businesses and expand its online radio service, the people said

Bloomberg‘s sources say that Apple has been struggling to unite the...

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00:00
PCWorld Show Episode 15: Dell XPS 15 vs MacBook Pro...

Is it unfair to put a quad-core PC against a dual-core Mac?

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Tuesday May 3

22:48
Apple hires Google X co-founder and Nest's ex-...

Robotics professor Yoky Matsuoka is lending Apple her expertise, according to Fortune. Matsuoka co-founded X Labs, Google's secretive research facility that developed Glass and the company's self-driving car. She also used to be Nest's head of techno...

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21:43
Takata is reportedly recalling another 35 million...

If your car wasn't affected by Takata's massive airbag inflater recalls, it might be very shortly. Wall Street Journal tipsters hear that the Japanese firm is planning to recall "at least" 35 million more airbag inflaters, possibly as soon as this w...

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21:01
The 'Star Wars' holographic chess game is...

"Let's be real: Any article you read about Magic Leap or any AR platform, the first thing they talk about is Holochess."

That's Mike Levine, former senior effects specialist at LucasArts and current CEO of mobile game developer Happy Giant. Levine i...

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21:01
The Pay What You Want: Spring 2016 Mac Bundle

Have you ever wished you could get a pile of Mac productivity apps and utilities, but just pay what you want for the package? Dream no more -- the Pay What You Want: Spring 2016 Mac Bundle in our Deals Shop is exactly what you were imagining. 

Here's how it works: you pick what you think is a fair price for the bundle, and you get something from a variety of 13 Mac apps. If you beat the average price (at the time this post was written it was $15.48), you get all 13 apps. Make your price higher than the rest, and if you get onto the leaderboard at any point in the next five days you'll be entered to win a $1000 iTunes Gift Card. Make it to the top of the leaderboard, you get five entries into the iTunes Gift Card Giveaway.

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20:57
Tesla adds a 75kWh battery option for the Model S

Later this week Tesla will add a new battery option for buyers of its Model S sedan. Currently available with either a 70 or 90kWh pack, the new option will be 75kWh -- the same size as the smallest battery currently available for the company's new M...

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20:21
Nextbit Robin 'cloud phone' is going on...

If you want a Nextbit Robin and missed its Kickstarter fundraising campaign in 2015, you may want to check out its Amazon listing. The "cloud-first" Android phone that raised over $1.3 million on the crowdfunding platform, is going on sale starting a...

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19:36
iPhone tops TIME’s list of most influential gadgets...

TIME Magazine today released its list of the 50 most influential gadgets of all time and Apple appears on the list more than once. At the top of the list, however, is the iPhone. TIME says the iPhone is the most influential gadget of all time because of it “fundamentally changed our relationship to computing and information.”

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19:31
China wants to put a man on the moon by 2036

A senior Chinese official announced yet another ambitious plan for the space-faring nation at a press conference on Saturday. PLA Lt. Gen. Zhang Yulin -- who is also deputy commander of the China Manned Space Program -- told reporters that China plan...

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19:10
Apple's iPhone is most influential gadget ever...

TIME Magazine named Apple's iPhone the most influential gadget of all time in a list published Tuesday, which included a variety of tech products from the likes of Sony, IBM, HP and other big-name players.

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18:55
Apple hires former Nest exec & Google X co-...

According to a report from Fortune and her LinkedIn profile, Apple has recently hired former Nest executive and co-founder of Google X Yoky Matsuoka. At Nest, Matsuoka was the head of technology. According to the report, Matsuoka is joining Apple to help with its health initiatives, including ResearchKit, HealthKit, and CareKit. Matsuoka will report to chief operating officer Jeff Williams who oversees all of the company’s health projects.

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18:40
Human-robot teams take the drudgery out of sorting...

Think about all the sticky, slimy vile stuff you throw away in a given week. Now multiply that level of gross by everybody in your town. Would you want to have to rummage through all that disgusting detritus to pick out valuable recyclables? Because...

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18:03
Apple Loses Exclusive Rights To 'iPhone'...

An anonymous reader quotes a report from AppleInsider: Adding to the company's problems in the region, Apple has lost exclusivity on the use of the "iPhone" trademark in China, and must now share it with Beijing-based leather products maker Xintong Tiandi Technology, reports said on Tuesday. On March 31, the Beijing Municipal High People's Court rejected an Apple appeal of an earlier ruling, according to Quartz. Xintong Tiandi is already selling a number of "IPHONE" products, including purses, passport cases, and most notably phone cases. The company registered its trademark in China in 2007, the same year as the Apple iPhone launched in the United States. That was, however, still five years after Apple registered the iPhone name in China for computer products, something which formed the basis of a 2012 complaint to the country's trademark authorities. In 2013 the government ruled that because Apple couldn't prove the name "IPHONE" was well-known prior to Xintong Tiandi's...

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17:52
Nintendo pulls a 3DS game to fight another homebrew...

Nintendo's cat-and-mouse game with homebrew exploits isn't over yet. The gaming giant recently pulled Terry Cavanagh's retro platformer VVVVVV from the 3DS eShop after Shiny Quagsire discovered a way to use the game to run your own code. It's not a...

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17:08
Tim Cook talks Apple ethos, government issues, role...

In the second and final segment of a rare one-on-one interview with CNBC's Jim Cramer, Apple CEO Tim Cook discussed his company's core tenets, the recent debate over encryption, his personal legacy and more.

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16:10
Tim Cook gets personal in second part of CNBC...

After focusing on Apple’s second quarter earnings and the subsequent reaction by Wall Street in the first part of his interview on CNBC’s Mad Money, Apple CEO Tim Cook got a little more personal in part two. During today’s portion of the interview that just aired, Cook talked about his personal motivation for creating products, as well as people he looks up to and more.

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16:03
Jony Ive explains Apple's interest in wearables...

In an interview published on Tuesday, Apple CDO Jony Ive offered his take on the recent Apple-sponsored Met Gala, the intersection of fashion and design, Apple Watch, wearables and more.

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16:00
Things every designer needs to know about...

Accessibility enables people with disabilities to perceive, understand, navigate, interact with, and contribute to the web. Imagine a world where developers know everything there is to know about accessibility. You design it and they build it… perfectly. In this world, only the design itself can cause people with disabilities to have trouble using a product.

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15:53
Slashdot Asks: What Do You Think Is The Most...

TIME has published a list ranking the 50 most influential gadgets of all time, from cameras and TVs to music players, smartphones, and drones. Can you guess what was the number one most influential gadget on the list? That's right, the Apple iPhone. "Apple was the first company to put a truly powerful computer in the pockets of millions when it launched the iPhone in 2007," according to TIME. "The iPhone popularized the mobile app, forever changing how we communicate, play games, shop, work, and complete many everyday tasks."

There's a lot of interesting gadgets on the list that have had a profound impact on mankind in some form or another, for better or worse. Do you agree with TIME's number one choice? What do you think is the most influential gadget of all time?


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14:59
WhatsApp Goes Through Judicial Revolving Door in...


A Brazilian court on Tuesday overturned a different court's Monday order that blocked WhatsApp, the messaging site owned by Facebook, amid a criminal investigation into drug trafficking in the state of Sergipe. The earlier judicial demand that WhatsApp provide data considered critical to the investigation came soon after a ramp-up in the level of encryption built into the app. Five major Internet service providers faced hefty fines of about US$142,000 daily if they failed to comply with the order.

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14:59
App Store educational “discounts”

How the hell can this be possible?

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14:52
Apple hires Google X lab cofounder, former Nest head...

Apple recently expanded its health technology team in a big way with the hire of Yoky Matsuoka, a robotics expert who co-founded Google's experimental X labs and most recently served as head of technology at Nest.

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14:50
Apple hires former Nest, Google executive

Apple has hired famed robotics expert Yoky Matsuoka, one of the co-founders of Google’s X lab and former head of technology at Nest, to work on the iPhone maker’s health projects.

Her credentials are outstanding.

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14:42
Macworld’s MacScan 3 review

But malware attacks are on the rise and OS X is no longer immune to such threats. According to a study from Bit9 and Carbon Black, 2015 was a banner year for malware on the Mac, with more than 1,400 unique samples collected and analyzed, a whopping five-fold increase over the previous five years combined.

I have MacScan on my system and it works great.

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14:30
AWT News Update: May 3, 2016

Image of "iPhone" products from China via Quartz

Tuesday brings an ominous breeze from China, new banks for Apple Pay, CarPlay to the 2016 Hyundai Sonata, and a handful of new betas.

  • Apple must share the iPhone trademark with a Chinese leather good manufacturer, of all things
  • Think things were bad for Apple in Q2? Just wait, as the Chinese smartphone market is taking a hit
  • Apple Pay is joined by Moody National Bank of Texas as well as 19 other firms, and UK gets a prepaid card option
  • Have a 2016 Hyundai Sonata? Get a CarPlay update from your dealer
  • Betas of OS X, iOS and tvOS hit the streets

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14:29
Jony Ive talks future of Apple Watch, design...

The Apple sponsored 2016 Met Gala was held last night and in attendance was Tim Cook, Jony Ive, and Laurene Powell Jobs, the widow of Steve Jobs. In addition to delivering opening remarks for the event yesterday afternoon and serving as its co-chair, Jony Ive also sat down with fashion news outlet Business of Fashion to discuss the Met Gala’s “Manus x Machina” theme, as well as some more Apple-specific topics.

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14:29
Universal Audio releases the Fender ’55 Tweed Deluxe...

One of Leo Fender’s first and finest amp designs, the Fender Deluxe was introduced in 1946. After various circuit tweaks, Fender eventually landed on the now historic “wide-panel” 5E3 Deluxe in 1955. This amplifier’s touch-sensitivity has a dynamic range from clean and sweet, to overdriven raunch that’s made it a go-to recording amp for the likes of Larry Carlton, Neil Young, Mike Campbell, Daniel Lanois, and Billy Gibbons.

I have never been so excited to try out a plug-in. It took Universal Audio two years to complete this single plug-in.

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14:24
How-To: Hide System Preferences sections in OS X [...

If you find that System Preferences in OS X contains too many options that you don’t regularly use, then you should considering hiding rarely used sections of the app. By using the Customize option in System Preferences, it’s easy to both show and hide specific sections with ease. more…

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14:22
What Jony Ive said at the Met Fashion Gala

Sir Jony Ive, chief design officer of Apple was one of the four co-hosts of Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala alongside Anna Wintour of Vogue, singer Taylor Swift and actor Idris Elba. Apple, was an underwriter of an event widely known as “Oscars of the East Coast.” Here is a text of his speech at the event.

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14:13
[Sponsor] StoryWorth

Mother’s Day is on Sunday, and StoryWorth’s app helps you give her something meaningful this year.

StoryWorth lets you get to know her through weekly stories about her life, from her first crush to her brief stint in marching band.

Invite your mom, and each week they’ll send her a question. She replies with a story through the app, email, or even a landline. After a year, they’ll bind her stories in a hardcover book. She’ll be happy you want to get to know her better, and you’ll have something to talk about when you call. (Get $20 off.)

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14:05
Photographer shatters reality with this mind-bending...

This kind of photo-illustration just melts my brain. I can’t even conceive of the concept let alone have the incredible skills this guy has, both in the camera and on the computer.

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13:54
Judge overturns Brazilian WhatsApp shutdown in...

On Tuesday a Brazilian judge lifted a temporary block on Facebook's WhatsApp Messenger, imposed yesterday by another judge in a fight over chat data demanded in a drug trafficking case.

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13:45
Apple loses exclusive use of the ‘iPhone’ moniker in...

Apple has lost exclusive ownership of the “iPhone” name in China. The company has lost a trademark suit against a Chinese company, which now holds the right to make and sell handbags and other leather products branded “IPHONE,” reports Quartz.

The Beijing Municipal High People’s Court rejected Apple’s appeal of the trademark dispute against Xintong Tiandi Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd. on Mar. 31, the article adds. The final judgement allows the Beijing company to brand leather products including handbags, purses, and cellphone and passport cases with the name “IPHONE.”

Xintong Tiandi Technology,applied to register its trademark on the name -- in the category of leather goods -- in 2007. While Apple filed its own "iPhone" trademark in 2002, that application wasn't approved until 2013.

According to a 2013 ruling from the Chinese...

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13:35
Notable apps and app updates for May 3, 2016

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

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

Tasa Graphic Arts has introduced Plate Tectonics Visual Glossary and Atlas 1.0. It’s a $1.99 comprehensive glossary of terms and definitions related to plate tectonics with visuals that include illustrations, animations, photos, and videos. The app provides a visual experience that encourages discovery by exploration of Earth's surface. Using a 3D globe with surface maps that show Earth's geologic features, terms are related to the features that are a direct result of the motion of tectonic plates.

The Clash Soft has launched...

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13:30
The Week in iOS Accessories: The everywhere doorbell

C'mon, ring that bell!

The latest roundup includes a new home doorbell that you can answer from your iPhone. Read on!

August

The $199 August Doorbell Cam (also available on Amazon) lets you see who is on your front porch—whether you’re at home, or away—on your iPhone. It’s motion triggered, and records the people who approach, so you can have a record of visitors. And it makes a handy intercom: Let people in remotely to drop off a package, then ensure the door is locked again once they leave.

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13:21
Review: The Nodus Shell leather iPhone case comes w...

If a super-slim, high-quality leather iPhone case is on your wish list, the Nodus Shell case has a few perks that make it my new recommendation and go-to everyday case.

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Filed under: iOS Devices, Reviews Tagged: case, iPhone, Leather, magnetic, Micro Dock, mount, Nodus, shell...

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13:13
India has shot down Apple's plan to sell...

India reportedly has rejected Apple’s plan to sell refurbished iPhones in the country, a blow to the company’s hopes for growth there.

The government turned down Apple’s application to import and sell the older, refreshed phones, Bloomberg reported, citing an unnamed official. Apple didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

Apple looked to refurbished handsets as a way to attract more buyers in India. An earlier application was rejected last year by India’s Ministry of Environment.

The company’s phone sales growth has been slowing in China, so it has been looking to India as its next big growth market. Apple had only three percent market share in India in the fourth quarter of...

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13:07
Apple loses exclusive rights to “iPhone” trademark...

Well, this is a bit awkward.

In a strange turn of events, Apple has lost exclusive rights to the “iPhone” name in China thanks to losing a trademark suit against a Chinese company which now holds the right to make and sell handbags and other leather products branded “IPHONE.”

The Beijing Municipal High People’s Court rejected Apple’s appeal of the trademark dispute against Xintong Tiandi Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd. on Mar. 31, state media Legal Daily reported. The final judgement allows the Beijing company to brand leather products including handbags, purses, and cellphone and passport cases with the name “IPHONE.”

Xintong Tiandi registered the “IPHONE” trademark to make leather products back in 2007, about five years after Apple registered the same name in...

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12:55
The 50 most influential gadgets of all time

These lists are always fun/interesting and congratulations to Apple for having the iPhone named as #1 but, is it just me or does anyone think of the iPhone as most certainly not a “gadget”?

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12:35
Apple loses exclusive rights to 'iPhone'...

Adding to the company's problems in the region, Apple has lost exclusivity on the use of the "iPhone" trademark in China, and must now share it with Beijing-based leather products maker Xintong Tiandi Technology, reports said on Tuesday.

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12:34
External Link: Dish Now Offering iPhone House Calls

Satellite provider Dish has an intriguing new service: on-site iPhone screen and battery repair. You’ll pay a premium for its services, which range from $74.99 to $184.99, which is more than even Apple typically charges, but it might be worthwhile if you don’t have an Apple Store or Apple Authorized Service Provider nearby. $35 of the fee is a “Drive to Me” fee, which is waived for additional devices repaired in a single visit. While devices fixed by Dish won’t be covered by their original warranties, Dish warranties its work for 60 days.

 

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12:30
Law Affords More Protection to PINs Than Prints


A federal magistrate in Los Angeles ordered the girlfriend of an alleged gang member to open her phone using her fingerprint so prosecutors could look at the data on it for a case they were working on, according to a news report published last week. Paytsar Bkhchadzhyan, 29, of Los Angeles pleaded no contest to identity theft earlier this year. Within 45 minutes after she was taken into custody, U.S. Magistrate Judge Alicia Rosenberg issued a warrant to force Bkhchadzhyan to press her finger to her iPhone to open it.

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12:17
iPhone warning signs

There is a lot of justifiable doom and gloom surrounding Apple in general and the iPhone in particular so far this year. A lot of it is incomprehensible to those of us who use and enjoy the products the company makes. Personally, I don’t think there’s any need to push a panic button but the company does have some serious challenges ahead for the rest of the year and into 2017.

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