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Monday February 9

06:50
Canaccord raises Apple price target to $145,...

Apple's domination in the smartphone market compelled Canaccord Genuity to raise its price target on Apple stock to $145 on Monday, advising investors to buy in on the continued strength of the new iPhone 6, which decimated profits for competitors last quarter.

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06:47
Computing for the Visually Impaired, Part 5

In the fifth and final part of our series on computing for the visually impaired, Mariva H. Aviram discusses hardware options, ergonomics, and new innovations in adaptive tech.

 

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06:43
American Express touts Apple Pay as ‘Next Evolution...

It’s no surprise that the three major card companies in the US have been taking advantage of being the first with Apple Pay out the door and that the majority of their latest ads and promotions have centered around the new payment service. The latest comes from American Express with a just released ad focusing on highlighting Apple Pay as “The Next Evolution of Membership.”

The ad is supposed to be a quick history lesson of sorts, showing the evolution of American Express by stitching together some of the company’s ads from over the years, many of which featured celebrities such as Tina Fey, Jackie Chan, and Jerry Seinfeld. The point of the ad is to showcase Apple Pay as the latest innovation for card tech, and it’s...

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06:33
Skype for iPhone updates the dialer, reintroduces...

Microsoft is out today with its latest version of Skype for iPhone, version 5.10, as it continues to add refinements and features to the overhauled version of its app first released last year.

The new version of Skype for iPhone highlights the ability to save contacts from the app’s phone dialer just like the native Phone app on iOS. You can also save contacts to Skype from the recent call list starting with this version, and Microsoft touts improved chat notification reliability as well.

Finally, Microsoft is reintroducing support for Skype URIs which let other developers include interactions with Skype...

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05:52
From NWA to Apple exec, Dr. Dre introduces NSFW...

Before there was his current Apple gig, there was Dr. Dre’s storied rise from the streets of Compton to global hiphop sensation and producer which eventually led to the headphone, speaker, and streaming music brand and Jimmy Iovine partnership with Beats.

This is the Hollywood version of that story which Dr. Dre co-produced.

Straight Outta Compton – Red Band Trailer with Introduction from Dr. Dre and Ice Cube (HD) (Official)
The Story of N.W.A. – In Theaters August 14th
http://www.straightouttacompton.com/

In the mid-1980s, the streets of Compton, California, were some of the most dangerous in the country. When five young men translated their experiences growing up into brutally honest...

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05:48
Stand that uses gecko-like microscopic suction to...

This is not necessarily my cup of tea as an iPad stand (the angle is not adjustable), but I find the technology behind the stickum fascinating.

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05:42
Rumor: Apple to launch MacBook Air refresh with...

Apple may be planning to debut a relatively minor update for its existing MacBook Air lineup in a matter of days, though won't be the anticipated 12-inch redesign with a high-resolution Retina display, according to a new rumor.

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05:15
On code signing, and the world of difference between...

Geoffrey Goetz, writing for GigaOM, digs into the concept of code signing and getting your app on the App Store. Bottom line, code signing shows the world of difference between iOS and Android. It’s all about security.

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05:00
Freemium Field Test: Game of War Fire Age is even...

Free-to-play games often look appealing, but it's difficult to know at a glance whether the business model is insidious and fun ruining, or reasonable and worth pumping a few bucks into. With Freemium Field Test, we'll take a recent free-to-play iOS game, put it through its paces, and let you know if it's really worth your time (and money). 

Players sure are dropping a lot of cash on a free-to-play game.

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05:00
In Search of the Perfect Windows 10 Hardware


I'm well into the user testing of the next generation of Microsoft's operating system and things are really looking up. Windows 10 is becoming a blend of the many things we liked about Windows 7, and the things that most folks don't know about that are great about Windows 8. Windows 10 is like a breath of fresh air, or for those truly annoyed with Windows 8, like the feeling you get when you stop hitting your head against the wall. Ironically, it's likely that the folks who hate Windows 8 will likely love Windows 10 the most.

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04:23
Apple Watch expected to support glucose monitor for...

Diabetics using a glucose monitor made by DexCom will be able to see a continuous graph of their blood sugar levels on the Apple Watch, says the company. It is working on an app for the smartwatch that is expected to be available when the Apple Watch launches in April – alongside a similar app […]

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03:33
The mysterious case of the unauthorized iTunes Store...

On January 19, I received an email from Apple’s iTunes Store containing a list of songs I had recently purchased. The only problem? I hadn’t bought any of them.

Now, I’m highly paranoid about account issues, and have two-step verification enabled on both of my Apple IDs. I checked to make sure no other settings had been changed and I hadn’t seen any telltales of my account being cracked.

While I’m not an active target of abuse, I have waded into the GamerGate controversy, although purchasing about $8 in songs hardly seemed like something done to harass. Perhaps it was a “pilot fish,” an attempt to probe at a weakness, see if it could be exploited, and then used for worse ends? One of the songs was Mike Oldfield’s “Tubular Bells,” better known as the theme to the movie The Omen,...

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Sunday February 8

21:34
Exclusive February aerial tour of Apple Inc's...

Apple's Campus 2 mega-project is showing major progress in its "Spaceship" Ring, where interlocking concrete slabs are building a foundation for a steel structure that is already beginning to reach upward by four stories. The first massive parking garage is nearly finished and existing buildings have been demolished to make room for a second stage R&D site.

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19:19
Evernote 6.0.6

Makes improvements to search and reduces CPU usage when indexing. (Free, 59.7 MB)

 

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19:19
Mellel 3.3.8

Fixes several instances of crashes. ($39 new, free update, 97.5 MB)

 

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19:16
Apple touts iPad as music creation tool in new ad...

Apple dropped a new iPad TV spot featuring music creation apps just in time for the Grammy Awards, featuring Swedish recording artist Elliphant, UK producer Riton, DJ The Gaslamp Killer and Parisian film director So Me.

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12:44
Weekend Apple rumor two-pack: refreshed MacBook Airs...

Apple news website letemsvetemapplem.eu claims that Apple has a scheduled MacBook Air update for February 24th. The site says that this Air refresh will be minor, so if it is indeed happening, the update will likely focus on processor, storage, and RAM improvements. Of course, this is not the radically new 12-inch MacBook Air with Retina display […]

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12:10
Apple highlights artists making music with iPad apps...

Apple today posted a new advertisement for the iPad to highlight artist Elliphant’s recording and beat making via the tablet. The one minute long ad highlights different applications used to make music with the iPad, ranging from first-party apps like Garageband to third-party programs such as Manual Camera and Nano Studio. The “iPad Remix” of the song All […]

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Saturday February 7

21:23
First Look: Dish's Sling TV web-based...

Even as Apple is reportedly struggling to put together its own long-rumored web television initiative, satellite provider Dish Network has begun to roll out its competing Sling TV over-the-top offering to a select group of early adopters. AppleInsider was given access to the invite-only beta and brings some first impressions of the impressive service.

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13:27
Elgato Thunderbolt 2 Dock

Many thanks to Elgato for sponsoring The Loop’s RSS feed this week. 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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09:11
FCC Goes All-In on Net Neutrality

In a surprise move, the Federal Communications Commission has proposed classifying ISPs as common carriers. Geoff Duncan analyzes the potential ramifications.

 

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07:00
The Week in iPad Cases: Book-style folios from...

Book-style folios from Twelve South, Portenzo, and Pad & Quill

This week’s roundup of new iPad cases includes ultra-rugged cases for outdoor use, sleeves with optional carrying straps, and... book cases!

Catalyst

The Waterproof Sleeve (all iPad mini models; $40) combines the protection of a case with the convenience of a carry-all bag.

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Friday February 6

23:55
Apple's new Swift programming language takes...

Apple's new Swift programming language has only been available for a few months, but iOS and OS X developers from American Airlines, Getty Images, LinkedIn and Duolingo are reporting favorable impressions--ranging from increased productivity to fewer bugs in their shipping apps--as interest in the new language rapidly accelerates.

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17:22
Corning claims upcoming ‘Project Phire’ glass is...

Corning announced today that it is preparing to ship a new type of glass that can withstand scratches almost as well as sapphire while providing superior drop protection. The glass is the result of “Project Phire,” which aimed to create a more scratch-resistant glass to rival sapphire. The announcement comes shortly after the company debuted […]

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17:03
3D-Printed 'Urban Concept' Car Assembled...


Students at Singapore's Nanyang Technological University have built the island republic's first 3D-printed concept car. The NTU Venture 8 (NV8) is built on a carbon fiber single-shell chassis. Its 150 3D parts were made out of lightweight plastic that were created on printers at the university, 3D printer manufacturer Stratasys, and the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology. The vehicle has a honeycomb structure and is partially powered by solar cells designed to flow with the shape of the chassis.

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15:24
Apple begins training retail employees about the...

Apple today began training its retail store employees in multiple countries, including the U.S. and the U.K, about the upcoming Apple Watch. The training is said to not divulge many new details, but the beginning of the training program does represent Apple’s first move on the retail employee level in preparing for the Watch. We […]

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15:06
LED Perimeter
14:55
Meanwhile in Japan, the Sapporo Snow Festival is...

VanCityBuzz:

This time every year, the Sapporo Snow Festival draws millions of people to Sapporo to see hundreds of intricately detailed snow sculptures and to participate in snow-themed cultural festivities.

The festival features an International Snow Sculpting Contest with teams from 12 countries around the world. 6,500 tons of snow is transported to the three festival sites throughout the month of January from locations in and around Sapporo.

The Star Wars sculpture is epic.

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14:50
“Take Control of OS X Server” Updated for Yosemite...

We’ve released a free update to “Take Control of OS X Server” that brings it up to date with Yosemite Server.

 

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14:42
∞ How Canadian trains deal with snow

So cool.

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14:29
Corning takes shot at sapphire with 'Project...

Glassmaker Corning on Friday unveiled "Project Phire," a glass composite that the company says is just as strong and drop-resistant as its latest Gorilla Glass but nearly as scratch-resistant as sapphire.

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13:25
Twitter clears up confusion on how iOS 8 made it...

There was a strange moment during Twitter’s fourth-quarter earnings call when the company’s chief financial officer, Anthony Noto, was trying to explain how the network lost 4 million monthly active users in the quarter. Noto off-handedly attributed the loss to trouble with iOS 8’s rollout, specifically Twitter integration with Safari, before quickly turning to other metrics.

iOS 8 doesn't automatically pull tweets into Safari's Shared Links anymore.

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13:23
OS X 10.10.3 beta points toward better emoji...

Photos for OS X is the biggest change introduced in the first beta build of OS X 10.10.3, but the folks at MacRumors have discovered another: preliminary support for better diversity in emoji.

The implementation looks like the one laid out in a Unicode Consortium draft proposal published in November. That proposal calls for a selection of five color swatches, which, when combined with a "base" emoji like a man or woman's face, can change that emoji to display different skin and hair colors. Apple's early implementation is full of blank and placeholder images, but it looks like certain emoji are getting a dropdown menu that will allow users to choose from among several versions of the same basic emoji.

The update also includes other...

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12:46
OS X 10.10.3 makes it easier to login to Google...

Upcoming changes to OS X will soon make setting up Google accounts that use 2-step verification with the Mac much simpler. Added in the developer beta of OS X 10.10.3 released yesterday, setting up a Google account in the Internet Accounts section of the System Preferences app now supports 2-step verification just like the web.Prior versions […]

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12:24
How Likely Is an Apple Pen?

The Apple Watch hasn’t even been released yet, but pundits are already speculating on the next product Apple might create: a stylus for the iPad. Josh Centers examines why an Apple Pen may be possible.

 

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12:22
Among New York subway’s millions of riders, a study...

New York Times:

Researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College released a study on Thursday that mapped DNA found in New York’s subway system — a crowded, largely subterranean behemoth that carries 5.5 million riders on an average weekday, and is filled with hundreds of species of bacteria (mostly harmless), the occasional spot of bubonic plague, and a universe of enigmas. Almost half of the DNA found on the system’s surfaces did not match any known organism and just 0.2 percent matched the human genome.

I’m never taking the New York City subway ever again.

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11:52
First Ubuntu Smartphone to Arrive in Europe Next Week


The first smartphone to be powered by the open source Ubuntu operating system will arrive at retail in Europe beginning on Monday, Feb. 9. The Aquaris E4.5 will be offered to early adopters via a series of "flash sales" across the continent. The unlocked phone will retail for 169.90 euros or roughly US$195, without the need for a contract. Features include a 4.5 inch screen, dual SIM support, a front facing 5 megapixel camera, and an 8 megapixel rear facing camera.

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11:30
The Week in iOS Apps: Organize your to-do list with...

New ways to do your to-dos

This week’s app roundup includes a couple of offerings that help you stay on target with your task list—plus games, a reading list manager, photo apps, and more.

Chordana Composer

The $3 Chordana Composer lets even the most unschooled musicians make memorable music—you just enter two bars of the melody in your head (either by playing on a keyboard, arranging the notes yourself, or singing into your iPhone’s microphone) and the app begins to build the actual song for you. You can guide the app by letting it know the song’s genre, and edit the finished product to your liking. 

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10:40
Apple’s new Photos app means big future changes for...

Apple yesterday released a preview of its upcoming all-new Photos app for Mac, which replaces iPhoto and Aperture with a simpler all-in-one photo editor and library manager. Most of the discussion of Photos focused on the huge number of changes from iPhoto and Aperture, burying one very important detail: Apple is changing the way it handles cloud-based […]

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10:27
Job listing offers glimpse at advanced medical...

With the launch of the health- and fitness-focused Apple Watch fast approaching, Apple continues to bolster its internal research teams focused on analyzing the human body, representing a new and different direction for the tech giant.

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09:53
KGI: iPad shipments will see steepest decline ever...

A new report from KGI out today predicts iPad sales this year will drop by around 30% marking the biggest decline in the history of the device. That 30% decline year over year compared to 2014 means KGI predicts Apple will sell 44-45 million units during 2015. The decline in iPad sales has already started, […]

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09:41
Insider advises Apple investors to brace for 50%...

Apple's shrinking iPad sales are expected to continue their downward trend this year, led by a particularly drastic year over year drop this quarter, according to well-connected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who does not expect a new 12.9-inch model to turn things around in the immediate future.

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09:30
More diverse Emoji characters likely coming with OS...

While the highlight of the OS X 10.10.3 pre-release seed yesterday was the iPhoto replacement app simply called Photos, the beta version of the OS X software update also contains changes to how and which Emoji characters are presented. First, the new Emoji picker found in the OS X 10.10.3 beta has been redesigned with […]

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09:18
Why Tesla is poaching Apple employees

Tesla wants the best minds in tech, from engineers to designers to lawyers, so it’s knocking on Apple’s door.

The Silicon Valley electric car company has recruited more than 150 Apple employees to join its ranks over the last few years, according to a Thursday Bloomberg report, including some high-ranking execs like Apple hardware designer Doug Field, now VP of Tesla’s vehicle program, and former Apple retail strategist George Blankenship. (Blankenship has since left Tesla.)

Tesla CEO Elon Musk reportedly views himself as a creative genius akin to Steve Jobs. He has the same leadership style at Tesla that Jobs was famous for, demanding perfection in every tiny detail, changing his mind at the last minute, and hiring only the best of the best. (Jobs believed that A-team employees would do their best work only if surrounded by other A players.) And while...

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09:00
9to5Toys Last Call: iPad mini 2 $250, Valentine’s...

Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications. Today’s can’t miss deals: Last Call updates: ControlAir adds iTunes and Spotify gesture control to any Mac for free 2-pack of KANEX 1.6 ft. MFi Lighting to USB […]

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08:45
Steve Jobs biopic release date announced

The Steve Jobs biopic has a release date.

Universal Pictures will release the long-anticipated Steve Jobs movie on October 9. The upcoming biopic, based on Walter Isaacson’s official biography of the late Apple co-founder, is directed by Danny Boyle and stars Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs and Seth Rogen as Steve Wozniak. Universal took over the film in November.

The filming of the movie began last month in the garage of Steve Jobs’ childhood home, and will reportedly also take place at two auditoriums and a restaurant in the Bay Area. The movie will be focused upon three main scenes, including the unveiling of the NeXT computer, the debut of the original Mac, and the introduction of the iPod.

Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.

Via MacRumors...

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07:39
Belgian shop selling Tetris mugs & electric...

The Apple Watch isn’t shipping by Valentine’s Day– a date that many speculated could make an ideal launch date– and there won’t be an event this month showcasing Apple’s new device ahead of preorders, but that’s not stopping anyone from using the Apple Watch as prime marketing material. European department store chain Cora has chosen Apple Watch […]

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06:27
AppleInsider podcast discusses OS X Photos, Apple...

This week's all-new AppleInsider podcast is now available to download and subscribe in iTunes or SoundCloud, with detailed analysis of this week's news, including the beta release of Photos for OS X, an inside look at the Apple Watch companion app, and discussion of Apple's mysterious camera-equipped vehicles.

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05:26
Apple's mysterious vans are almost certainly...

Apple inadvertently made waves earlier this week with the revelation that the company was behind a fleet of camera-equipped minivans found roaming streets throughout the country. Initial rumors suggested that they may be a step towards a self-driving "iCar," but digging done by AppleInsider suggests that the vehicles are not actually early indications of an autonomous Apple automobile.

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05:20
RadioShack files for bankruptcy, Sprint to take over...

Well, it’s official. Sigh. Tough watching this decline.

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05:00
Apple releases first OS X 10.10.3 build to developer...

It’s the previews and betas that let you know about the cool stuff coming down the pipe…

Developers got their mitts on build 14D721, the first preview build of OS X 10.10.3 on Thursday. The new build featured the first sample of Apple’s forthcoming Photos application, which replaces iPhoto for Mac.

Apple offered a preview of Photos under embargo to select publications ahead of Thursday’s beta release. Initial impressions make it clear the application is yet another marriage between iOS and OS X, including icons and a general look and feel borrowed from the native Photos application for iOS 8.

In the release notes, Apple states that Photos for OS X automatically organizes a user’s photo library, and includes comprehensive editing tools. Users can also store both photos and videos in the cloud using iCloud Photo Library, accessing them across devices.

Features of...

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05:00
Virtual Reality a Sports Training Game Changer


Quite a bit of buzz broke out recently in sports circles when a Stanford quarterback was caught on ESPN sporting an Oculus virtual reality (VR) face mask. Not that VR is totally new, but fans want more out of their athletes and the sight of such a souped-up technical edge on the field was a novel thrill. But that thrill won't be novel for long as VR is headed for mainstream use in all sports from pro to little league and T-ball levels -- and when transformative training shows up in a few teams -- it invariably spreads to others.

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04:00
Swatch looking to release smartwatch to compete in...

It’s been a while since Swatch was considered hip and/or cutting edge, but the company might be seeing something in the wearables market.

Swatch Group AG announced plans to start selling a smartwatch within the next three months, potentially pitting the Swiss maker of colorful plastic timepieces against the debut of the Apple Watch.

The device will communicate via Near Field Communications and won’t have to be charged, Chief Executive Officer Nick Hayek said in an interview. The Swatch smartwatch will also let consumers make mobile payments and work with Windows and Android software, he said.

Analysts stated that the market for such timepieces, which enable phone or data communication, will probably reach about US$10 billion in 2018, Citigroup Inc. analysts forecast last year, with half of the market coming from traditional watch wearers switching to the devices.

Swatch...

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04:00
You Should Play: Rearrange comic panels to help...

These days, keeping up with games can be a full-time job. So how do you separate the signal from the noise, the wheat from the chaff, the Temple Runs from the Temple Jumps? Allow us to help by regularly selecting a game You Should Play.

We've seen loads of games based on comic books, many more styled to look like comics regardless of heritage, and even a couple set in comic-panel worlds—Sega Genesis favorite Comix Zone comes to mind. But Framed tries a different approach: it's a game designed to mimic the flow and structure of a comic book or graphic novel. It builds mechanics from the placement of the panels themselves, which is incredibly clever. 

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Thursday February 5

23:45
metadata network required?

Forums: Troubleshooting

Hi all,

So i have xsan server and clients connected only to the corporate network, and was wondering if xsan requires a separate metadata network to function properly. Corporate network is of course gigabit and reliable cisco enterprise switches. Reason why I had to skip on the metadata network is because client machines and xsan locates in different buildings, therefor setting up a separate private network would be a challenge. Not to mention it would not be as reliable as corporate switches. Would i bet able to get away with using just 1 ethernet for each device?

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21:31
With Insider Help, ID Theft Ring Stole $700,000 In...

itwbennett writes The Manhattan District Attorney's office has indicted five people for using personal information stolen from around 200 people to fund the purchase of hundreds of thousands of dollars in Apple gift cards, which in turn were used to buy Apple products. "Using stolen information to purchase Apple products is one of the most common schemes employed by cybercrime and identity theft rings today," District Attorney Cyrus Vance said in a statement. "We see in case after case how all it takes is single insider at a company—in this instance, allegedly, a receptionist in a dentists' office—to set an identity theft ring in motion, which then tries to monetize the stolen information by purchasing Apple goods for resale or personal use," he said.

...

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18:23
Editing with Photos for OS X, Apple’s iPhoto (and...


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The writing has been on the wall for Apple's older photo editing apps for some time now. Apple announced back in June of 2014 that both the consumer-level iPhoto app and the pro-level Aperture app would be replaced by a new app called Photos for OS X (which may have began life as iPhoto X). The app is an offshoot of the Photos app for iOS, and early demos of the app showed that it used the same icon and a similar interface.

Photos for OS X wasn't ready in time for the Yosemite launch, but today Apple released the app to developers and some members of the press as part of the first preview build of OS X 10.10.3. Rather than being available as a separate app, Photos will be downloaded and...

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17:34
Apple and Tesla are locked in an employee poaching...

Former Apple Mac Engineer Doug Field gives our Seth Weintraub a test drive of the new P85D  Perhaps annoyed by Tesla’s persistence in picking off its engineers, Apple is attempting to win over some of the electric car maker’s employees with signing bonuses of a quarter-million dollars and salary increases of up to sixty percent, […]

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16:44
Twitter blames iOS 8, iPhone 6 launch for loss of 4...

Twitter CFO Anthony Noto announced today that the social network was placing the blame for 4 million lost users squarely on Apple’s shoulders, saying that the company had “lost approximately 4 million net users due to rollouts of iOS 8″ during an earnings call. The logic here, Business Insider explains, is that the Shared Links section in […]

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16:43
Apple trying to hire Tesla engineers

According to Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Apple has made a major push to recruit talent from the electric carmaker, offering massive bonuses and significant salary bumps for those willing to come to work in Cupertino.

Musk said Apple’s attempts have not been successful. I do have a lot of respect for Musk and the work he’s done.

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16:27
Twitter's plan to boost growth: Videos,...

Expect to see Twitter move fast and try not to break anything this year as it attempts to add new users and make more money without angering the people who love it just the way it is. Things have to change. Despite Twitter proving that it can sell ads with the best of them, the company’s lagging user growth is a sore point still.

Twitter grew its user base by 20 percent in 2014 over 2013. Solid, right? But when you dig into the actual numbers, Twitter is faltering: The network added just 4 million monthly active users in the fourth quarter, up to 288 million, despite efforts to make signing up and using the service easier than ever. The network also lost 4 million MAUs in the fourth quarter due to trouble with the rollout of iOS 8, Twitter Chief Financial Officer...

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16:17
Twitter blames glitch in Apple's iOS 8 for loss...

Character-limited social network Twitter on Thursday announced a lower-than-expected number of monthly active users for its just-completed fourth quarter, a figure that the company blamed in part on problems in Apple's rollout of iOS 8.

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15:29
Apple trying 'very hard' to nab Tesla...

According to Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Apple has made a major push to recruit talent from the electric carmaker, offering massive bonuses and significant salary bumps for those willing to come to work in Cupertino.

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14:56
External Link: Backblaze Releases Complete Hard...

Backblaze, a cloud backup service, has been releasing hard drive reliability data for the past year, but now they are offering the complete data sets from both 2013 and 2014. The data comes in comma-separated values (CSV) format for each year, ready for you to plug into the spreadsheet or database of your choice. The company plans to release data for 2015 when it’s ready.

 

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14:32
The history of measles: A scourge for centuries

LA Times:

Measles has been a scourge for centuries, afflicting millions of people. It has been blamed, in part, for decimating native populations of the Americas as Europeans explored the New World. In modern times, before a vaccine was developed, nearly every American contracted the virus, with its telltale skin blotches and fever. Measles was declared eradicated in the U.S. in 2000, but has staged a comeback as the inoculation rate has dropped. Here’s a history.

Many people think of measles as an innocuous childhood disease but it’s actually incredibly dangerous and sometimes deadly.

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14:15
Swatch prepping Apple Watch, Apple Pay competitors,...

Swiss timekeeping giant Swatch is planning a new smartwatch and mobile payment system to compete with the forthcoming Apple Watch and the already-established Apple Pay, the company's CEO has said.

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13:40
Swatch to take on Apple with new smartwatch

The device will communicate via a form of technology known as NFC and won’t have to be charged, Chief Executive Officer Nick Hayek said in an interview. The Swatch smartwatch will also let consumers make mobile payments and work with Windows and Android software, he said.

I really like the not having to be charged bit.

Hayek is ready to go head-to-head with Apple Inc., which has scheduled its smartwatch introduction for April.

Nobody is truly ready to take on Apple.

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13:29
Cleveland Cavaliers now sending iBeacon push...

Like several other professional sports teams, the Cleveland Cavaliers will now be sending out location-aware notifications to iPhone users at its games using Apple’s Bluetooth beacon iBeacon tech. The team will send out the usual reminders, video content, and promos available to those at the game.  The team announced today that the notifications (pictured above) will […]

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13:29
Microsoft acquires Sunrise for $100 million, looks...

When in doubt, buy the best calendar app you can and make it part of your services package.

Microsoft has shelled out a reported US$100 million for Sunrise, an outfit offering a suite of calendar products for mobile and desktop users that connects with and consolidates calendars from different providers. It’s available on the iPhone, iPad, Android devices, and on the Mac App Store, as well as offering a web client.

Users can access their calendars from Google, iCloud, and Microsoft Exchange, as well as connecting to a wide range of other third-party apps. That cross-device and cross-platform support has helped it gain significant traction among users.

The purchase furthers Microsoft’s push into supporting the platforms of rival technology firms. Microsoft made waves...

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12:53
If you can't make or receive calls on your...

You might not be able to make or receive calls on your iPhone if you have certain settings turned on, if your software isn't up to date, or if there's a problem with your network.

Read more: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT204027

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12:53
UIKit-like framework called UXKit used in Photos for...

Apple released a preview version of its new Photos for Mac app to testers today, and some developers noticed a new private framework used to build the iPhoto replacement called UXKit. While Apple often uses private frameworks that never become accessible to developers, the UXKit framework is notable as it appears to be a version of […]

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12:49
Anthem Mega-Breach Jeopardizes 80 Million Consumers


Hackers broke into the databases of Anthem Inc., the second-largest health insurer in the U.S., and stole up to 80 million customers' personal information. The data includes current and former customers' names, birthdays, medical IDs, social security numbers, street addresses, email addresses and employment information, Anthem president and CEO Joseph Swedish wrote in a note sent to customers. There is no evidence at this time that credit card or medical information such as claims, test results or diagnostic codes were targeted or stolen.

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

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

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12:29
The town where everyone got free money

Vice:

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

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

Damn Canadian socialists.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All of these tools! For free!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Macworld:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LCD Touch BacPac Improvements:
- Delivers the...

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

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

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

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

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10:12
Announcing free Paper tools

FiftyThree:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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09:11
Choosing the Metadata Network on Xsan 4

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Good Evening Xsan Admins.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications. Today’s can’t miss deals: Last call updates: iTunes Free App of the Week: Angry Birds Seasons (up to $2.99 value) Get 67% Off The Productivity Pack (Updated to include 3 Months […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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07:00
IoT Risky Business for Enterprise Networks


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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05:55
∞ Another epic Danish bus ad

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

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

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

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

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