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Tuesday February 10

15:00
60-Second Tips: Adding an Apple World Today icon to...

We have a lot of veteran Apple users in our readership, but there are lots of new people coming into the fold every single day. 60-Second Tips are exactly what they sound like — very short how-to videos that focus on one simple thing you can learn to make your daily life more enjoyable.

Today’s tip is the answer to a question I’m sure a lot of you are having — will Apple World Today have a mobile app? The answer is no; instead, the site has been designed with a responsive theme that changes depending on the device it is being viewed on. If it’s an iPhone or iPad, it scales images and moves text around to fit the device. Likewise, on a desktop or laptop, you’ll see the full-width site.

Text for our readers who cannot watch the video

Wouldn't it be nice to have a way to just tap an Apple World Today button on your iPhone or iPad to go straight to the site? That’s why Apple has a feature for adding a icon to your iOS home screen....

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14:34
Review: Ears-on with the Legend ANC headphones from...

Back in January at CES 2015, we stopped by the House of Marley booth to check out some upcoming products, one of which, were the Legend ANC headphones. Since then, we’ve acquired a pair to thoroughly examine and it’s been a great experience so far…

If you’re into over-the-ear headphones, you’ll definitely want to give these a look. They are crafted with some very premium materials, have great sound, and as mentioned, active noise canceling. The headphones are constructed from stainless steel, recycled plastics, leather, and even...

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14:20
Tim Cook speaks: Apple Watch, Apple Pay, and what he...

When Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks, the world listens—even if he’s speaking to a room full of bankers and other finance bigwigs at the annual Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference.

And he didn’t disappoint. Cook announced that Apple is partnering with First Solar to build an $850 million solar farm in Monterey County, Calif. The 1,300-acre farm will produce enough power for Apple’s new campus, currently under construction, along with the company’s data center, offices, and 52 retail stores in California.

“We’re doing this because it’s right to do,” said Cook, who has taken heat for considering more than just Apple’s bottom line when he makes decisions. “But it’s good financially to do it. We expect to have very significant savings because we have a fixed price for the renewable energy.”

To read this...

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13:41
Updated Touch ID hardware to provide more secure,...

The Touch ID hardware is about to get better.

A report from well-connected insider Ming-Chi Kuo released on Tuesday stated that Apple’s new Touch ID model will improve the Apple Pay experience with fewer reading errors.

Kuo, an analyst with KGI Securities, projects that Touch ID module shipments will grow 12.4 percent this year to 262 million. His forecast was revealed in a research note to investors.

According to Kuo, the upgraded Touch ID module will “offer a better and safer Apple Pay user experience by reducing reading errors.” He expects companies in Apple’s supply chain to begin ramping up for the new Touch ID module in the second quarter of calendar 2015.

Touch ID will remain in the home button on those devices for now, Kuo said, as he doesn’t expect the fingerprint scanning technology to be integrated into touch panels in the near term.

“Though Apple has...

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13:25
Apple gearing up for early-2015 MacBook Air refresh...

With the launch of new MacBook Air models featuring Intel's latest-generation Broadwell processors just around the corner, Apple has begun taking steps to prepare its international distribution partners for the updates, and to sell off remaining inventory of existing Air models, AppleInsider has learned.

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13:23
Apple becomes first U.S. company in history with $...

Shares of Apple reached a new all-time high on Tuesday, closing at $122.02 per share, with a record breaking market capitalization level of $710.74 billion -- the largest closing value ever for any U.S. company.

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13:11
Apple becomes 1st company ever to close at market...

Apple’s stock price closed up 2.3 points today to close at 122.02 giving the Cupertino company that was on the verge of bankruptcy less than 2 decades ago, the highest market cap of all time. The closing market cap of $710B reflects significant growth since it hit a recent low of a split-adjusted 56 in mid-2013.

To put it into perspective, Apple is now valued at $100 for every man, woman and child on the face of the earth.

Speaking of AAPL, Tim Cook is at Goldman Sachs today discussing Apple’s recent success and announcing a industry first...

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13:01
If I die on Mars: meet the people on a mission to be...

The Guardian:

Three volunteers are on the shortlist to be among four people on the Mars One programme, the first manned space flight to Mars – a one-way trip that’s effectively a suicide mission. Why do they want to leave Earth, and who are they leaving behind? As the list of potential Mars explorers is whittled down further on 16 February, meet those competing to be the first to land on the Red Planet.

I’d go.

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12:53
Apple announces $850m, 1600-acre solar farm in...

During Tim Cook’s talk at the Goldman Sachs Tech Conference 2015 today, the Apple CEO announced a new initiative that will see the company build a solar farm in Monterey County, California that Cook called Apple’s “biggest, boldest and most ambitious” energy project yet.

“We know at Apple that climate change is real… our view is the time for talk is past and the time for action is now… we’re now running all of our data centres… off renewable energy.. Just today we’re announcing our biggest, boldest and most ambitious project ever…building a solar farm in Monterey County…”

Apple says the new solar farm will offset all of its California operations including 55 retail stores,...

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12:50
Apple to build 'ambitious' 1300-acre, $...

Calling it his company's "biggest, boldest and most ambitious project ever," Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook revealed a massive new $850 million solar farm that his company plans to build in California -- one that will generate enough electricity to power virtually all of its operations in the Golden State.

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12:30
The Week in Mac Apps: Photo management tools, a hard...

Photo management tools, a hard drive organizer, and more

In this week’s roundup of new Mac apps, we have software that helps you rule over all your electronics, reclaim your hard disk space, and take your pictures to a whole new level.

1Keyboard 2.6

Sure, having multiple devices to use is awesome, but switching between them? Not so much. 

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12:23
Live blog: Tim Cook at Goldman Sachs Tech Conference...

As mentioned earlier today, Tim Cook is speaking momentarily at the 2015 Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference where his remarks will be live streamed, and below we’ll update with the latest from the Apple CEO. In previous years, Cook has used the platform to share insight about product performance including the Apple TV and tease future roadmaps as the CEO often does. Today’s appearance follows Apple’s record quarter for any company with more than $74 billion reported in revenue and over 74 million iPhones sold. Apple is also positioned to release the Apple Watch in April, Cook recently mentioned, so today’s remarks should be interesting....

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11:55
Samsung says its TVs aren’t creeping on your living...

The Verge:

The company is stepping in to tell everyone to calm down and that those 1984 references are way off base. In a blog post plainly titled “Samsung Smart TVs Do Not Monitor Living Room Conversations,” the company does acknowledge that its clumsy, broad-strokes privacy policy could’ve used some clearer language.

The problem for Sony is that, even if their TVs don’t work the way they are accused of working, many of us have no problem believing they’d be sleazy enough to do that.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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11:47
[Sponsor] 62 Amazing Fonts, Brushes, Graphics, Stock...

Fill up your design toolbox with these essential graphic design files from Creative Market. On sale this week only… 96% off!

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11:18
Advice from an Apple Tech: Why it's essential...

No person is an island, and in the world of tech consulting, you’re going to need both help and allies along the way.

I’ve found this out both the easy way and the hard way over the years. Under easier circumstances, alliances formed when potential customers called or emailed looking for something specific that I couldn’t do or didn’t feel comfortable doing at that time. Case in point, iPhone repair. As much as I’d love to pick up the phone, hear the person explain they they’d dropped their iPhone and shattered the screen, then reassure them that I had the exact parts they needed in stock and could readily repair their baby for a good price, this wasn’t my area of expertise. Nor did I want to put the future of a device so many of us are umbilically attached to in my as-yet-unexperienced hands.

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11:07
Legacy Support! After 14 years, the first iPod still...

What happens when you hook up the original 1st-generation iPod with the latest version of iTunes? YouTuber Matthew Pearce attempted exactly that, and surprisingly found that the current version of iTunes (12.1) works just fine with the old 2001 iPod, and even prompts to set it up as a new device.

It appears that Apple is supporting the first-gen iPod, rather than it just happening to work: iTunes shows an icon for the original iPod design after connecting the device. The setup required a Firewire 400 to 800 adapter, and for newer Macs you’d also need a...

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10:38
Popular news reading service Flipboard launches a...

Flipboard for the web

The popular news reading service Flipboard is becoming more than an app on your iPhone or iPad today as it launches a web version for the first time. Flipboard first launched on the iPad in 2010 and later released a version specifically for the iPhone, and now Mac users can access Flipboard from any browser with today’s launch of the web version.

Current Flipboard users can simply log in through Flipboard.com and access the same content from the mobile apps including Cover Stories and sources you follow including websites, Twitter feeds, and topics like technology, sports, and more.

New users can also access the newly launched web version of the site with options to log in through Facebook or Google+ or just create an...

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10:15
Tim Cook to speak at Goldman Sachs Technology...

Tim Cook will speak at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference, starting later today. Apple will offer live audio of Tim Cook’s section of the conference. It is unclear how Tim Cook will feature at the event, whether it is an interview or a predefined talk. In previous years, Cook has generally discussed the state of Apple and the wider industry in a loose interview format. You can listen to the live audio here at 12:30 PM Pacific Time.

Cook has spoken at the Goldman Sachs conference for the last two years,...

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10:14
The man who brought us the lithium-ion battery at...

Quartz:

Unlike the transistor, the lithium-ion battery has not won a Nobel Prize. But many people think it should. The lithium-ion battery gave the transistor reach. Without it, we would not have smartphones, tablets or laptops, including the device you are reading at this very moment. There would be no Apple. No Samsung. No Tesla.

In 1980, Goodenough, a whip-smart physicist then aged 57, invented lithium-ion’s nervous system.

He says, “I’m only 92. I still have time to go.” What a great attitude.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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09:09
Bug Bounties Entice Researchers to Don White Hats


Bug bounty programs are used by individual software makers to improve the quality of their products, but they can have incidental benefits for all software makers, too. One of those is to encourage bug hunters to wear a white hat instead of a black one. That's particularly true for researchers attracted to bounty programs, observed Eduardo Vela Nava, a security engineer with Google, which has a large and successful bug bounty program. "The target audience of bug bounty programs are researchers who want to keep users safe," he told TechNewsWorld.

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09:06
9to5Toys Last Call: Mass Effect Infiltrator for iOS...

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

Today’s can’t miss deals:

Last Call updates:

  • Nikon intros its first dedicated astrophotography DSLR alongside a slew of point-and-shoots
  • ...
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08:39
VESA's new DisplayPort standard will enable...

The latest Embedded DisplayPort standard will help pave the way for future ultra-high resolution displays and better battery life when it adds support for 8K screens starting in 2016.

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08:34
How many laws did Apple break?

Monday Note:

I have no trouble with the Law of Large Numbers, it only underlines Apple’s truly stupendous growth and, in the end, it always wins. No business can grow by 20%, or even 10% for ever.

But, for the other three, Market Share, Commoditization, and Modularity, how can we ignore the sea of contradicting facts?

Part of the reason why it seems Wall St doesn’t understand Apple is because the company’s operations don’t conform to so many commonly held beliefs about economics and business.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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08:34
Apple Pay flying high with JetBlue now on board

JetBlue passengers, leave your credit cards in your wallets: Apple Pay is on board.

The airline is rolling out Apple Pay on select flights between New York City’s John F. Kennedy airport and airports in San Francisco and Los Angeles starting next week. By June, 3,500 flight attendants will be able to accept mobile payments using new iPad minis in NFC-compatible cases on all JetBlue flights. The cases will also accept traditional credit and debit cards if you don’t have an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus. Later this year, JetBlue is also integrating Apple Pay into its own mobile app so passengers can make purchases, and the company said customers won’t need to purchase Wi-Fi as part of their transactions.

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08:30
Review: ClamCase Pro case for iPad Air 2 – a premium...

At first glance, you could be forgiven for thinking you’re looking at some kind of ultra-small MacBook Air on the right, next to my MBA 11. It’s actually my iPad Air 2 in the ClamCase Pro keyboard case that combines all-round protection with a near-laptop-quality keyboard.

I’m testing here the case for the iPad Air 2, but there are other models for the iPad 2/3/4, previous iPad Air and iPad mini … 

Look & feel

Aesthetically, the ClamCase Pro is a slightly odd mix. The keyboard itself is clearly closely modelled on a MacBook keyboard, chiclet keyboard with black keys set into an anodised aluminum base. The recessed ‘tray’ in which the keys sit is made from white plastic, in place of the all-aluminum MacBook casing, but is otherwise almost a clone.

The wedge shape of the keyboard also...

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08:08
Apple Pay takes to the skies via JetBlue

USA Today:

Starting next week, passengers on select JetBlue Airways flights can use Apple Pay on their iPhone 6 and 6 Plus handsets to buy food, drinks and certain onboard amenities when the plane reaches cruising altitude. You’ll be able to upgrade to available premium seats, too.

JetBlue is the first airline to accept Apple Pay at 35,000 feet. It almost certainly won’t be the last.

One more Apple Pay domino falling.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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07:44
“Blind Trust Project” proves Canadians choose...

Huffington Post:

Canadians have a reputation for being some of the world’s kindest people. This video proves that to be true.

In order to test how Canadians would react, a blindfolded Muslim man stood at Dundas Square in downtown Toronto, with signs that read “I am a Muslim. I am labelled as a terrorist,” and “I trust you. Do you trust me? Give me a hug.”

To be fair, it doesn’t prove that – Canadians can be as racist as anyone else – but the video does make me very proud of my fellow country men and women.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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07:29
Using Hyperlapse to shoot incredibly stable handheld...

Pro photographer Austin Mann takes Hyperlapse through its paces. Some amazing video, along with tips and tricks.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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07:25
KGI: Apple to upgrade Touch ID sensor in next iPhone...

KGI is out with a new report today predicting both a large rise in the number of Touch ID sensors shipped this year as well as an improved version of the biometric security reader for the next version of the iPhone. “We raise our 2015F shipments of Touch ID (fingerprint recognition) module by 12.4% to 262mn sets, up 77% YoY.” As for the updated Touch ID sensor, the improved version is believed to offer more reliable reads and better security as Apple continues to push Apple Pay, it’s recently launched mobile payment service:

We think the new iPhone, expected to launch in 3Q15, will be equipped with an upgraded Touch...

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07:23
JetBlue to begin accepting Apple Pay on...

This is sort of cool.

While assorted vendors are lining up and adding support for Apple Pay, JetBlue Airways has announced that it has become the first airline to use Apple Pay to purchase things in-flight starting next week.

Starting next week, passengers on select JetBlue Airways flights can use Apple Pay on their iPhone 6 and 6 Plus handsets to buy food, drinks and certain onboard amenities when the plane reaches cruising altitude. You’ll be able to upgrade to available premium seats via Apple Pay as well.

JetBlue’s flight attendants will have iPad minis outfitted with a special case that will accept both credit cards and Apple Pay. Starting next week, only intercontinental flights from JFK to Los Angeles and San Francisco will accept Apple Pay, with additional flights in March and plans for all JetBlue flights to accept the payment service in June. Like iPhone 6 and...

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07:13
Apple's next iPhone to include updated Touch ID...

The Touch ID fingerprint sensor will get an upgrade this year with Apple's next-generation iPhone, according to well-connected insider Ming-Chi Kuo, who said on Tuesday that the new model will improve the Apple Pay experience with fewer reading errors.

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07:07
MacBook Air falls 1,000 feet from airplane, survives

Your MacBook Air may be tougher than you think.

Apparently, a South African pilot managed to drop his MacBook Air notebook from the light aircraft he was flying when the canopy flew open. The MacBook, along with his flying license and logbook, fell 1000 feet into the fields below–but amazingly survived the experience.

Upon recovery, was bent, the glass trackpad shattered and the cooling fans were damaged, but the screen remained intact and the MacBook continues to work.

The MacBook was found by a farmer, along with with the pilot’s paperwork, which enabled the farmer to make contact via Facebook in order to arrange to return the items.

So, yeah, don’t go seeing if you MacBook Air can actually fly…

Via...

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06:59
∞ The history of Apple in under 3 minutes

A nice ride through history from Fast Company.

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06:52
Apple threatens to ban iPhone, iPad accessory makers...

Apple is working to step up the secrecy surrounding future iPhone and iPad models by targeting a frequent source of leaks: third-party accessory makers. 9to5Mac has learned that in fall 2014, just before the iPhone 6 launched, Apple demanded that a number of leading accessory makers sign agreements barring them from seeking out information about future Apple devices, according to four sources with first-hand knowledge of the matter.

On one hand, the agreement dangled the loss of “future business opportunities that Apple and/or its affiliates may present to you” as a potential consequence of violating or not signing the agreement. On the other hand, signing and following it could lead to months-long delays in making accessories like cases available, during the time of year when those cases were most needed and demanded by customers....

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06:44
∞ Getting Apple to call you

Apple has inserted an immediate callback option in the path to scheduling a Genius Bar appointment. Also, a tip on fixing a wonky trackpad.

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06:34
Long-time NeXT/Apple Developer exalts Swift after 1....

In 1989 I saw Cocoa (nee NeXTstep) and said, “I’ll spend my life making it so everyone can use this.”

I feel that was about Swift, now.


Wil Shipley (@wilshipley) February 10, 2015

Wil Shipley, a developer whose association with Apple began with a contract for NeXT, has posted two tweets in praise of Swift shortly after Apple’s “significant update” to the programming language.

Shipley says he feels the same way about Swift that he did when he first saw Cocoa on the NeXT platform, and that Objective-C is a “crapshack” of a language in comparison.

The developer co-founded The Omni Group in 1991, one of the few...

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06:30
Time Limits desperately needed on iOS

TL;DR I’d like to see the Time Limits feature from OS X come to the Parental Controls in iOS.

It’s hard to deny that the iPad is an unbridled success and that it changed how we use computers in our daily lives. For kids, this might be the understatement of the decade. The iPad is a kid’s dream, it can play games, movies, music and can be interacted with on many levels.

The iPad’s popularity with children is simultaneously its best and its worst feature. Ask any parent with young kids.

I have two kids (ages 7 and 4) and they received iPad minis for Christmas. While iPads are nothing short of magic to young kids, things can quickly turn ugly when young ones are told that “it’s time to put the iPads away.”

My seven year old is definitely ready for an iPad but my four year old is borderline. As any parent will tell you: what you buy for one you need to buy for the other.

It’s important to set limits on iPad use for young kids, so that they can do...

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06:22
Apple to raise at least $1.08 billion from two-part...

Apple today is expected to complete a two-part sale of Swiss-franc bonds, raising at least $1.08 billion U.S. to help fund its massive ongoing capital reinvestment program.

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06:00
How Apple could improve the awesome VIP Sender...

I love the VIP Sender feature in OS X and iOS and use it all the time.

It works like this: click a sender’s name/email address in either OS X Mail or Mail.app and select “Add to VIPs.” Doing so prioritizes email from that sender and when new mail arrives, you’ll see an alert in notification center.

It’s super-convenient when you’re waiting for an important email from a client, colleague or your spouse. You can’t help but notice the email’s arrival on your iPhone lock screen and VIP Sender has saved my bacon many times. I’m using a VIP Sender this week to correspond back and forth with my account, for example, because I’d like to know immediately when he emails me.

The problem is that Apple caps the number of VIPs at 100 and once you’ve reached the cap your...

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05:42
Move over 5K iMac, 8K displays are on the way next...

The 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display may have the highest resolution screen in the world today, but it seems Apple will have to up its game next year if it wants to retain that title: 8K displays are expected to arrive sometime in 2016.

The Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) has announced Embedded DisplayPort standard version 1.4a, which uses a new compression standard to support higher resolution panels, together with greater color depth and faster refresh rates. The new standard allows manufacturers to pipe around four times as much data to displays to support panels with resolutions of up to 8K.

The standard will also benefit machines with lower-resolution screens by enabling displays to be thinner, and extending...

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05:18
MacBook Air survives 1000-foot, 125mph fall from...

Left, a Sport Cruiser aircraft of the same type; right, the MacBook Air after the fall

A South African pilot appears to have taken the name of his MacBook Air a little too literally, managing to drop it from the light aircraft he was flying when the canopy flew open. The MacBook, along with his flying license and logbook, fell 1000 feet into the fields below–but amazingly survived the experience.

Admittedly it didn’t emerge entirely unscathed. Pilot and Reddit user Av80r reports that the unibody casing was bent, the glass trackpad shattered and the cooling fans were damaged, but the screen remained intact and the MacBook continues to work … 

The MacBook was found by a farmer, along with ...

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04:35
Apple’s comms chip supplier Qualcomm fined almost $...

Qualcomm, which makes baseband communications chips for Apple and licenses 3G and 4G patents to other smartphone manufacturers, has been fined almost a billion dollars by the Chinese government in an anti-trust case. The company was found to have abused its dominant position in wireless chip technology by charging “unfairly high” licensing fees to manufacturers of smartphones and tablets.

The 6B Yuan ($960M) fine is the largest fine ever imposed on a foreign company, reports the GuardianChina’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) said that the fine was calculated as 8% of Qualcomm’s 2013 revenue in China. China is responsible for around half of Qualcomm’s total revenue.

Chinese regulators said that Qualcomm bundled together patent...

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03:30
Think Retro: Apple's fonts have always been as...

Even for those of us who aren’t designers or typographers, a company’s corporate font seems to seep deep into our consciousness. I mean, yeah, that’s what it’s meant to do, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise, but the extent to which we’ve internalized the slight and esoteric differences in the shapes of letters and assigned them to individual companies can sometimes be surprising.

Let’s try an experiment, using Apple’s old corporate font, a specialised cut of a condensed weight of the famous Garamond typeface.

Yeah, those ain’t working; they just look like words written out rather than logos. Even in the case of Google, whose corporate font—with that distinctive double-story lowercase G—is the closest to Apple’s, your brain knows there’s something wrong. But set a few of the product names from the era of Apple Garamond using it, and ahhhh, that just feels right.

...

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Monday February 9

22:43
JetBlue to begin accepting Apple Pay for in-flight...

Some frequent flyers will soon be able to use Apple Pay to order drinks or upgrade their seat for extra legroom, as U.S. airline JetBlue announced on Tuesday that it would start accepting Apple's mobile payment service on select flights next week.

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22:19
Apple CEO to speak at White House cyber summit

The Hill:

Apple CEO Tim Cook will speak at the White House cybersecurity summit Friday at Stanford University, according to an event invitation.

The White House is expected to reveal its next executive action on cybersecurity at the summit, which will bring together tech executives, leading academics and government officials to discuss ways in which the government can better collaborate with the private sector on cybersecurity initiatives.

Cook’s remarks will come amid a debate between tech companies and law enforcement officials over encryption.

Encryption and security is becoming more and more important to everyone on the internet – business, consumers, and governments. It will be interesting to see if anything concrete comes out of this summit.

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22:04
JetBlue will become the first airline to accept...

Passengers on select JetBlue flights will be able to purchase food and drinks using their iPhone, USA Today reports. Customers will also reportedly be able to use the payment service to upgrade to any open premium seat once the flight has started.

Payments will be handled by airline employees using iPad minis with NFC-equipped cases. Over 3,500 of these devices have been issued to JetBlue staff. The cases will also accept regular credit cards, and will serve as a full replacement for the existing in-flight payment terminals.

Apple internet services chief Eddy Cue told USA Today that the move was likely to cause other airlines to follow suit:

“Somebody else doing it always puts...

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18:49
White House cybersecurity summit to feature address...

Apple's chief executive will reportedly be among those speaking to participants at Friday's White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection, an event designed to bring together representatives from all sides of the cybersecurity and privacy debate.

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18:15
Tim Cook scheduled to speak at White House...

Apple CEO Tim Cook is scheduled to speak at a White House “cyber summit” at the end of the week, The Hill reported today. The White House is expected to unveil a new cybersecurity program during the summit, and is bringing together leaders in technology and government to address the issue.

Cook’s exact talking points haven’t been revealed, but Apple has previously taken strong stances on issues of customer privacy—putting it in direct conflict...

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17:31
Apple takes dominant role in managing IBM...

A new report today (via Gigaom) has provided some more information about the alliance the two companies recently forged. According to UBS analyst Steven Milunovich, Apple has taken a dominant role in the relationship, demanding that IBM salespeople carry MacBooks pre-loaded with sales presentations created by Apple.

While IBM has mostly been...

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16:50
Sling TV streaming service opens to the public,...


Dish Network-owned streaming service Sling TV announced today that it will finally allow the general public to sign up and watch live TV from a variety of networks from a Mac or iOS device (through the free Sling Television app), along with several other devices.

Sling TV offers plans starting at $20 (with $5 add-ons available for some networks) that includes streaming and video-on-demand viewing options for live TV networks that usually require a pricey cable subscription, such as ESPN, TNT, Disney, TBS, CNN, and many more.

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16:48
Apple World Today

Good luck to Steve, Dave, and Kelly.

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16:31
∞ Muppet’s Animal vs. Buddy Rich drum battle

Animal wins for the screams.

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16:21
Bringing the disposable camera to the iPhone

We all snap pictures like crazy these days and post them to a number of sharing sites. But there was a time when you would be so excited to get your roll of film back to see what pics you shot. Mari and Linda Johannessen are bringing that experience back with a new app for iPhone. You can take 24 pics, but you can’t review them. When the “film roll” is full, you send it away and get back 24 developed prints, delivered to your physical mailbox, within a week.

Personally, I love the idea.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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16:10
Dish makes Sling TV available to all, adds AMC and...

Dish Network announced on Monday that its new over-the-top web television service, Sling TV, is now open for business and will include content from AMC --?the television home of Breaking Bad and Mad Men --?as well as access to WatchESPN apps for all customers.

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16:07
Speaking of Apple’s tablet competition, what’s this...

Slashing prices on tablets all over the place. I thought they were selling so good.

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16:02
And this is how Apple’s competition sells tablets

Buy a phone, get a tablet for $0.99. And they still can’t beat the iPad. It makes you wonder why people are so worried about iPad sales.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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15:37
Apple planning new Swiss franc-denominated bond...

Apple looks set to continue expanding its debt offering program, with the company reportedly planning a new sale of bonds denominated in Swiss francs designed to take advantage of the extremely low yields available in the market.

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15:30
Report: Connected Vehicles Vulnerable to Hack Attacks


Motorists in the United States are increasingly at risk of cyberattacks and violations of privacy, as more and more technology is added to their cars. A report released on Sunday by the office of Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) listed a number of key findings that are based on responses from 16 auto makers to a letter sent to them by Markey's office. While the Markey report praised some voluntary privacy principles adopted by two industry groups, it also raised some questions about them.

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15:18
Sketchy new rumor claims Apple is planning to ‘give...

Remember those minivans driving around San Francisco with cameras on top that were reportedly leased to Apple? Well, a new rumor coming from Business Insider claims that the site was contacted by an Apple employee who says the company is planning a project that will “give Tesla a run for its money.”

Tesla, of course, is the electronic auto maker who is currently waging an employee-poaching war with Apple (and winning, for now). What exactly this means is unclear at the moment, but it would appear...

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15:13
“Silver” brings Apple’s Swift language to the .NET...

Fans of Apple's Swift language can now use their newly developed skills to write software for systems supporting both .NET and Java, including Android.

The Silver compiler, currently in beta, compiles Swift programs to run in the .NET and Java runtimes. It can also produce native binaries to run on OS X. With Silver, Swift developers can share their business logic and non-interface code across the different platforms.

Silver won't, however, permit full cross-platform apps to be developed. The company behind Silver, RemObjects, promotes the use of native development: iOS apps should use iOS user interface libraries so that they feel right on iOS. Similarly, .NET apps should use Windows' user interface libraries, and Java apps should use the Android or Java libraries as appropriate. The justification is that this will produce interfaces that are familiar to the users of the various...

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15:06
How to amaze your Valentine without screwing over...

The Consumerist:

The floral wire services, FTD and Teleflora, were very relevant in 1910 and 1934 when they began, respectively. These companies, along with 1980s upstart 1-800-Flowers, now dominate the industry by advertising their national brand and squeezing local florists. While these companies, and mail-order services like Proflowers, blanket the airwaves and Web pages with ads showing off their great deals before major flower-giving holidays, they are not the best choice to get the best bloom for your buck.

We have long recommended that flower-givers follow this basic process

Definitely buy your significant other, male or female, a flower arrangement. But do your best to support your local flower merchant.

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15:00
Apple grabs 93% of the handset industry’s profit,...

New York Times:

Apple’s record-breaking holiday quarter, which brought in $18 billion in earnings, allowed the company to capture 93 percent of the profit in the handset industry, according to a new report from Canaccord Genuity, an investment firm.

Samsung took the rest, but its share is shrinking, the report said.

Apple is doomed.

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14:55
Concerns Emerge About Samsung Smart TVs '...


Owners of Samsung smart TVs need to watch what they say if they've activated the voice recognition feature on these devices. The feature may transmit some voice commands, together with information about the device, to a third-party service that converts speech to text, Samsung's global privacy policy warns. If voice recognition is going to be on all the time, "that seems like really poor design, and certainly represents a privacy risk," said Justin Brookman, director of the consumer privacy project at the Center for Democracy & Technology.

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14:53
The Replacements announce first US tour since 1991

I think this will be pretty popular.

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14:47
Rumor: Apple preparing to 'give Tesla a run for...

Apple is supposedly working on a vehicle-related project that is "too exciting to pass up" for potential hires, according to a new report, and is said to have employees from electric carmaker Tesla "jumping ship" in order to take part.

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14:43
Apollo moon artifacts found in Neil Armstrong’s...

A hidden treasure trove of gear flown on the Apollo 11 mission to the moon sees the light of day after Neil Armstrong’s widow shares the find with the Smithsonian.

Wow.

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14:35
Riding Light

Alphonse Swinehart:

In our terrestrial view of things, the speed of light seems incredibly fast. But as soon as you view it against the vast distances of the universe, it’s unfortunately very slow. This animation illustrates, in realtime, the journey of a photon of light emitted from the surface of the sun and traveling across a portion of the solar system, from a human perspective.

This visualization of the speed of light and the realization that, on a galactic scale, it’s actually really slow, is all kinds of mind boggling.

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14:31
The free Affinity Photo is a new pro Photoshop...

Petapixel:

Unlike other affordable photo-editing apps out there, which are usually dumbed down offerings with only a subset of Photoshop’s usefulness, Affinity Photo is trying to set itself apart by offering the power of Photoshop in a program that’s blazing fast and ridiculously affordable.

Looks very interesting and for free, there’s no harm in giving it a try.

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13:47
Take Control of Security for Mac Users, Chapter 3:...

In this chapter, we’ll look at a few essential security steps that are so easy, and so fundamental, that everyone should run through them. They include instructions for how to stay current with important security updates and a few key security settings.

 

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13:38
TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 9...

Notable software releases this week include Evernote 6.0.6 and Mellel 3.3.8.

 

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13:38
ExtraBITS for 9 February 2015

In ExtraBITS this week, cloud backup service Backblaze has released the raw data from its hard drive reliability studies, Verizon is bulking up its data plans, The New York Times examines Apple’s victory over Microsoft, and President Obama has announced modest NSA reforms.

 

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13:27
Dish Network Slings New TV Service


Dish Network on Monday officially launched Sling TV, its widely anticipated US$20 per month streaming service, and further announced that customers could sign up for a "Sports Extra" add-on pack for $5 per month. The service, which is available now via a one-week free trial, can be accessed via Roku devices, and through Android, iOS, Mac and PC devices -- with support for Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick coming soon. Dish also announced that the basic package will have AMC added in the coming weeks.

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13:11
Apple's first iOS 8.3 build includes wireless...

Apple just seeded the first beta of iOS 8.3 to developers before 8.2 has even rolled out to users.

We’re most excited for 8.2 because it includes support for Apple Watch and that rumored Companion app, plus new Health app capabilities. But iOS 8.3 packs in some useful features like wireless CarPlay, no Lightning cable required. No word yet on which cars will support wireless CarPlay or when 8.3 will roll out.

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12:52
Chapter 3 of “Take Control of Security for Mac Users...

You lock your door when you leave for the weekend, and in this week’s chapter from the streamed “Take Control of Security for Mac Users,” you’ll learn about similarly essential security practices for your Mac.

 

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12:14
R.B.I. Baseball 15 coming to Mac w/ redesigned MLB...

MLB Advanced Media has announced that R.B.I. Baseball 15 will be released this spring and will be available for the first time on Mac. This is a follow-up to the popular version from last year that made its debut on iOS.

R.B.I. Baseball 15 promises a number of updates bringing the most realistic experience to date, most notability including authentic ballparks and full 25-man rosters for all 30 Major League teams. It also includes user stat tracking for the first time as well as an online multiplayer mode with both ranked and friendly games. Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo will be on the cover for this year’s rendition. A release date has yet to be...

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11:59
Apple working on iOS 8.4 update, may include new...

In addition to working on iOS 8.2, iOS 8.3, and iOS 9.0, Apple is working on yet another update to iOS 8: iOS 8.4. According to sources, the iOS 8.4 upgrade is well into development and is codenamed Copper, a popular ski resort in Colorado. Sources say that the iOS 8.4 update will be released after the Apple Watch becomes available, so users should not expect this update in the immediate future. Sources also say that Apple is currently considering using iOS 8.4 as the iOS update that includes the upcoming Beats-based streaming music service…

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11:49
iOS 8.3 beta introduces wireless support for Apple...

The forthcoming release of iOS 8.3 will enable wireless CarPlay support, removing the requirement for iPhones to be connected to head units through a Lightning cable. It also includes a revised emoji keyboard that allows users to scroll and browse more easily.

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11:03
iOS 8.3 brings wireless CarPlay, improved Google...

Earlier today, Apple seeded the first iOS 8.3 build to developers alongside Xcode 6.3 beta with Swift 1.2. Readers have discovered that the new operating system brings a new wireless CarPlay feature to the iPhone. This means that users can now wirelessly connect their iPhone to the car to bring an iOS-like experience the dashboard. Previously, users would have to connect their iPhone to the car via a USB Lightning cable. We first reported in March 2014 that Apple has been working on wireless CarPlay. It’s yet to be seen how long the wireless CarPlay...

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10:54
Apple releases Xcode 6.3 beta 1 w/ significant Swift...

Alongside iOS 8.3 beta 1, Apple released Xcode 6.3 beta with a new version of Swift, its programming language for Cocoa and Cocoa Touch used by developers to write apps for the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac. The new release brings Swift, which was first announced last June at WWDC 2014, up to version 1.2.

Xcode 6.3 includes a new version of the Swift language. It includes a number of noteworthy changes to the language, detailed in the New in Xcode 6.3 beta section. Xcode 6.3 provides a migrator for moving your code to Swift 1.2.

Swift 1.2 is described as a “significant update” to the programming language while changes are...

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10:44
Apple supplies first beta of iOS 8.3 to developers,...

Before the public release of iOS 8.2, Apple on Monday already provided its development community with a beta build of iOS 8.3, along with a new version of its Swift programming language with "noteworthy" changes.

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10:27
Apple releases first build of iOS 8.3 to developers

While iOS 8.2 is not even in the hands of consumers yet, Apple has just seeded the first build of the upcoming iOS 8.3 to developers. Apple has not yet disclosed what iOS 8.3 brings to iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches, but we’ll keep you posted. We previously reported that iOS 8.2 will be released in March, before the April release of the Apple Watch. Earlier today we reported that iOS 9 will bring many bug and stability fixes later this year. We first reported last year that iOS 8.3 would be launching this year.

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10:18
Canon announces highest-resolution, full-frame DSLR...

Canon this month is gearing up to release its latest wave of DSLR cameras, including a pair of prosumer-focused T6 Rebels and its all-new professional series EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R -- both of which are capable of shooting 50.6-megapixel images and 1080p video.

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09:47
Report: iOS 9 will focus mainly on stability and...

Longtime Apple users speak fondly of the Snow Leopard (10.6) release of OS X. Even though it came with "no new features," it won users over by reducing the footprint of the OS and focusing mostly on refinement. A report from 9to5Mac's well-sourced Mark Gurman claims that Apple is taking a similar approach with iOS 9, focusing on fixing bugs and optimizing performance rather than adding another big stack of new features to the pile.

The report isn't specific about what Apple will be doing to accomplish those goals, but in any case it's a departure from the release-first-fix-later approach Apple normally takes with iOS. iOS 7's biggest problems were addressed by...

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09:32
Apple Watch might be the ultimate health-tracker...

In the months leading up to the launch of Apple Watch, talk has largely revolved around the watch’s style and specs like battery life. But Apple’s wearable might actually be a game-changer now that the Food and Drug Administration is giving health app developers more freedom.

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Medical device maker DexCom is readying an Apple Watch app to pair with its diabetes glucose monitor to help diabetics monitor their blood-sugar levels all day long. According to the Wall Street Journal, DexCom will display data it pulls from a sensor beneath the skin as a graph on the Apple Watch face.

To read this article in...

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09:06
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08:38
Apple controls presentation in IBM partnership as...

While Apple and IBM's enterprise partnership is specifically about iOS devices, Apple has also insisted that IBM's salespeople use Mac hardware when making their pitches to customers, ensuring that the company's tightly integrated ecosystem remains in focus.

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08:30
Apple’s iOS 9 to have ‘huge’ stability and...

Following the success of OS X Snow Leopard for Macs in 2009, one of iOS 9’s standout ‘features’ will be a directed focus on stabilizing and optimizing the operating system. While stability is normally an expected component in Apple software rather than a marquee feature, the rapid pace of iOS releases and feature introductions has taken a toll […]

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08:15
Rumor: Apple to again stay out of megapixel race...

Apple has historically downplayed the significance of megapixels in measuring image quality, and the company may stick to that approach once again later this year with another 8-megapixel camera in its next-generation iPhone, according to a new rumor.

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08:04
DexCom device, app to work with Apple Watch upon...

This is interesting.

Medical company DexCom says that a glucose monitor made by the company that monitors blood sugar levels will be supported by the Apple Watch. The company is currently working on an app for the wearable that will be able to show blood sugar levels at a glance and can monitor them continuously.

The app has apparently been under construction for some time and while the Food and Drug Administration is generally required to approve new medical hardware, a hands-off approach to the companion app has allowed developers to sink their teeth into its creation for the time being.

Conventional glucose monitors require the user to prick their skin with a needle in order to draw a drop of blood to place on a test-strip, a process that is inconvenient and which generates only isolated readings. The DexCom monitor uses a tiny sensor embedded just under the...

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08:01
The iPhone and iPad reportedly captured 93% of...

Apple reported the largest profit ever recorded by a public company in the holiday quarter, mostly driven by sales of 74 million iPhones with an average selling price of $687. According to Cannacord, this meant Apple captured 93% of handset smartphone profits. Perhaps more staggering is that it claims Apple dominated on similar levels across the entire of 2014 — with 79% […]

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07:39
Opinion: Could Apple’s integrated streaming music...

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When Apple enters a new business, you know it’s not going to do so in a half-hearted, small way. When it launches its Apple-branded Beats Music service later this year, it’s a no-brainer to predict that it’s going to be a big deal for the music industry. With Apple’s deep integration of Beats into its existing iOS/iTunes ecosystem exclusively revealed by Mark Gurman added into the mix, I wonder whether the unique selling points being notched up by Apple could be enough to leave existing big-name players like Spotify, Google Play and Rdio dead in the water?

That’s rather a grand idea, of course. As of last month, Spotify reached 15 million paid subscribers–...

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07:33
Rumor: Apple to quietly launch updated non-Retina...

If you’re hankering for an updated MacBook Air, there may be some good news on the horizon.

According to a new rumor, Apple may be refreshing the current MacBook Air as early as February 24th. Swedish web site Leterm svetem Applem, citing sources from the Czech reseller network, states the update will come with no fanfare or keynote presentation, unsurprising considering a lack of major changes for the lineup. Apple also won’t discuss the long-rumored ultra-slim MacBook Air around the launch of the new refresh, hoping the “quiet” update tides users over until later in the year.

The update itself might include only minor bumps to areas like storage and processing power, with Apple choosing from 2.2GHz Core i5-5250U, 1.8GHz Core i5 chip, and 2GHz Core i7 processors, while keeping the well-known 11- and 13-inch form factors of current MacBook Airs. Intel launched the new...

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07:30
IT Job Seekers Back in the Driver's Seat


Fast-paced growth in the IT industry and low unemployment rates for tech workers are making it difficult for corporate executives to find qualified hires. Add to that a bullish frenzy of investor support and corporate acquisitions as key factors driving the continued growth of the technology industry. The global IT market totaled more than US$3.7 trillion in 2014 -- and the U.S. market accounts for approximately 28 percent of that total, according to research firm IDC.

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07:29
Initial Impressions of Photos for OS X Beta

Will Apple’s new Photos app, which just saw the light of day in beta form, replace iPhoto and Aperture? Jason Snell shares his first impressions of the beta.

 

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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/

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