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Wednesday January 7

11:20
The latest gadgets from CES 2015 to bring HomeKit...



At WWDC 2014, Apple first announced HomeKit which it describes as a “framework in iOS 8 for communicating with and controlling connected accessories” around your home, and we’re starting to see the first HomeKit-enabled accessories announced. HomeKit is especially interesting as smart devices that use it can be controlled by Siri commands like “turn off the lights” or “lock the front door” and actions can even be grouped together. Below you’ll find our running list of the...

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11:03
NY district attorney says Apple’s encryption policy...

Bloomberg reports that a Manhattan District Attorney is challenging recent moves by Apple, Google and other tech companies by suggesting government pass laws that prevent mobile devices from being ‘sealed off from law enforcement.’” In an interview this week, the government official called it “an issue of public safety.”

Apple Inc. (AAPL) and Google Inc. (GOOG) should be legally required to give police access to customer data necessary to investigate crimes, New York County’s top prosecutor said… Federal and state governments should consider passing laws that forbid smartphones, tablets and other such devices from being “sealed off from law enforcement,”...

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11:00
This app notification is a new breed of obnoxious

If you're a frequent downloader of apps, you've probably found plenty that needlessly pester you with useless notifications. From "Rate me!" pleas to self-promotion, these incessant interruptions are often intermixed with notifications you actually c...

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10:04
Apple makes key biomedical & fashion industry...

Apple Watch at Colette

Apple has picked up a few new hires and advisors to assist its growing Watch team ahead of the Apple Watch launch currently on track for March. Among them, Apple has recently hired another executive from the fashion industry, this time from Louis Vuitton, in addition to two new hires from the medical industry.

Jacob Jordan, previously based in Paris as Louis Vuitton’s director of the company’s men’s ready to wear collection, joined Apple in October and since confirmed the move on his LinkedIn page. Jordan now serves as Director of Product Merchandising on Apple’s Special Projects team in Cupertino, likely working alongside other fashion executives Apple has hired to assist in preparing...

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10:00
Custom Keyboard for iOS gives your keyboard a...

With all of the new iOS 8 keyboard apps, we're seeing new functions, languages and features. Custom Keyboard (US$0.99) gives the standard iOS keyboard a completely new look based on what you want. It's appearing in the App Store today.

Custom Keyboa...

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09:00
CES 2015: OWC's Envoy Pro mini brings SSD...

While flash "thumb drives" are convenient, cheap and come in a variety of capacities, they don't exactly thrill users with their speed. Other World Computing yesterday announced the Envoy Pro mini, a USB 3.0 SuperSpeed SSD drive in the form factor of...

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08:20
iWatermark goes live, allows for visible, invisible...

On Monday, Plum Amazing, LLC release iWatermark, an iOS app designed to create and use subtle visible or even invisible watermarks to protect photos and videos.

A watermark can subtly display, no matter where your photo goes, that it’s yours. Visible watermarks can be used to add your email, url, a personal message, your signature, QR-codes or fun graphics. Invisible watermarks, like the unique Metadata and Steganographic ones in iWatermark, can be used to add metadata or steganographic information like your name, link to your business and copyright info to any photo.

iWatermark features seven watermark types (five visible, two invisible), easy access database of personal and public watermarks, 262 fonts for your text watermarks, a signature scanner to import your signature or other graphic as a watermark, live preview and adjusting of effects like scale, opacity, font, color,...

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08:15
Opinion: Does the minimalist 12-inch MacBook Air...

While we’ve been expecting the 12-inch MacBook Air for quite some time and some of the details have long been rumored, the design exclusively revealed in Mark Gurman’s report has raised eyebrows throughout the tech world. Especially the most dramatic element: the reduction of the ports to just one multifunction USB-C socket, a headphone socket and a pair of microphones.

The $64,000 questions are: will this ruthlessly cut-down approach prove workable—and is this a design unique to this one machine, or does it represent the future of all MacBooks … ?

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08:00
Apple gains smartphone market share; iOS 8 adoption...

While we'll all be waiting until January 27 to hear exactly how Apple fared financially in the last calendar quarter of 2014 (Q1 FY 2015), it appears that very strong sales of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus led to gains in market share for iOS in a n...

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08:00
BrandPost: Iceland and beyond: Exploring offshore...

When shopping for a web host, some business owners first look at solutions that are close to home. That’s a natural response, but in many cases, an offshore host might make more sense.

Here’s a look at some of the advantages that an offshore web host can provide.

Performance

Web site loading times are directly impacted by the distance data has to travel from the host to the user requesting the web page. If you live in San Francisco, a server physically located in Los Angeles will tend to be more responsive than one located in New York. But it’s unlikely that all of your users live in San Francisco, and not all are likely to live in the United States, even. America is a big place. Did you know that New York is actually closer to Iceland than it is to San Francisco? Additionally, your European customers accessing servers in Iceland are likely to receive a response faster than from servers in the U.S. In reality, the differences in load times...

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07:57
Rumor: 2015 12-inch MacBook Air to undergo radical...

If the rumors are true, the body for the 2015 MacBook Air is about to go through a radical change. Per 9to5Mac, sources within Apple have stated that the new design will change standards such as full-sized USB ports, MagSafe connectors, and SD card slots in favor of a markedly thinner and lighter body with a higher-resolution display.

The 12-inch MacBook Air will be considerably smaller than the current 13-inch version, yet also slightly narrower than the 11-inch model. The new 12-inch version is approximately a quarter-of-an-inch narrower than the 11-inch version, yet it is also a quarter-of-an-inch taller in order to accommodate the slightly larger display. In order to fit the larger screen into a footprint about the size of the current 11-inch model, the bezels on the display have been...

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07:56
AT&T follows T-Mobile’s lead w/ new shareable...

AT&T announced today a new plan feature for its mobile share value customers: shareable rollover data. The carrier says more than 50 million subscribers will automatically gain the benefit when it kicks off at the end of the month on January 25th. If this news sounds familiar, that’s likely because competing wireless provider T-Mobile became the first of the big four national carriers to offer rollover data with its “data stash” feature announced last month alongside a free 10GB data promo. Here’s how AT&T says its version of rollover data works:

  • All levels of AT&T Mobile Share Value plan customers...
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07:47
Marco’s regret

Marco Arment was the voice behind the “Apple has lost the functional high ground” blog post that has gone viral over the past few days.

With the benefit of hindsight, Marco updated his post with a link to “What it’s like to be popular for a day”:

You might think this is a dream come true for a blogger, but it’s horrible.

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07:41
External Link: All You Need to Know about CES 2015

Philip Michaels, writing for Six Colors, has penned a hilarious guide to CES 2015, summarizing everything you need to look out for. According to Michaels, we can expect Sony to publicly apologize to North Korea, Tim Cook to hold an incognito press conference outside a strip club, and actor Michael Chiklis (the Thing in recent Fantastic Four movies) to make awkward Internet of Things jokes. Of course, you can also expect the usual assortment of lust-inducing products that will never see the light of day.

 

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07:03
Just Mobile shows super-thin Lightning LED cable,...

Up until recently, Apple accessory makers were unable to make Lightning cables with plugs as thin as Apple’s — they were required to use thicker plugs that sometimes had problems connecting to cases. At the 2015 CES, Just Mobile showed AluCable LED ($25), which uses newer Apple connectors to create the thinnest metal-jacketed Lightning cable yet, removing case compatibility issues while adding metallic style. Markedly improved over the prior AluCable at the same price, the new gold version matches the latest iPhone and iPad colors, as well.

The USB plug notably has a MagSafe-style LED built in that shifts color to indicate charging...

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06:49
Fingerprint Theft Just a Shutter Click Away


Ever since smartphone makers started incorporating fingerprint scanners as a means of unlocking mobile phones, the Chaos Computer Club has attacked the technology with vigor. Not long after Apple added Touch ID to its iPhones, the German hackers demonstrated how to lift prints from a surface and create a flexible pad containing the print that could be used to break into a phone. Now the CCC hacker known as "Starbug" has used digital photography to perform the same trick without lifting any prints at all.

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06:47
Apple says iOS 8 now on 68% of iPhones and iPads

Apple has shared its latest App Store Distribution Data on iOS 8 adoption to report that some version of its current mobile operating system is installed on 68% of iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches. Apple tracks the rate of iOS 8 adoption based on devices accessing the App Store with the current data being captured on January 5th, 2015.

The new iOS 8 adoption percentage jumps 8 points since late November when Apple reported that 60% of devices were using iOS 8 with incremental jumps between then and now.

For comparison, analytics company...

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06:30
Stay Focused provides focus stacking on your iPhone

(Image by Muhammad Mahdi Karim CC BY-SA 3.0)

Stay Focused (free with in-app purchases) is an interesting app that does a very complex function for photographers called Focus Stacking. You take a series of photos, from 2 to 100, with different focus ...

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06:22
iOS 8 adoption now up to 68 percent

Apple updated their iOS adoption pie chart on Monday.

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05:49
The year’s best user interface animations

Beautiful Pixels posted their annual look at the best user interface animations from apps and the web. My favorite, from Lush for iPhone, is below. So very delicious.

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05:41
Monster sues Beats Electronics and founders for fraud

Wall Street Journal:

In a complaint filed in Superior Court in San Mateo County, Calif., Monster said Beats “fraudulently acquired” the Beats by Dr. Dre line of headphones through a “sham transaction” with HTC, which agreed to purchase a 51% stake in Beats for $300 million in 2011.

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05:30
Gear up to go racing with Tracktivity

If you are an auto racing fan or an enthusiast who likes to me more involved that just watching races, you should check out Tracktivity. This free universal app runs on iOS 7.1 or later and will help you be better informed and keep up to speed on the...

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04:51
NASA releases panoramic picture of Andromeda galaxy...

Two million light years is a huge distance, almost unfathomably far away. Imagine how you’d go about taking a picture of something that far away.

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04:47
Apple creating a smaller version of iconic Shanghai...

Pudong, Shanghai, store left; latest Chongqing store right

Apple is creating in Chongqing, China, what appears to be a smaller version of its iconic glass cylinder Apple Store in Shanghai. ifo Apple Store shared a series of photos as the wraps came off what is set to be Apple’s third retail store in the Chongqing region, which has a total population of more than 28 million people.

Workers dismantled the huge steel structure that has been covering the entrance for nearly the past year, revealing a 30-foot tall glass structure that will lead to the underground store. The entrance is set in a plaza and surrounded by tall buildings, a setting similar to the [Shanghai] store, but on a smaller scale....

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04:30
The Week in iOS Accessories: Speakers, writing...

Speakers, writing slates and more from CES

This week's roundup of accessories is 100-percent full of items on display at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Bluetooth speakers? We got 'em. And a few other gizmos, too.

808

We found a couple of new Bluetooth wireless speakers from this company at CES. The $60 XS “features full stereo sound, an enhanced bass radiator, and an efficient 12 hours of rechargeable battery life,” while the $60 NRG GLO (pictured) is shaped like an energy drink can and features a “Glow” mode that adds mood lighting to the beat of your music.

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04:12
Popularity of the iPhone 6/Plus sees Apple make...

Worldwide smartphone sales data from Kantar shows that strong iPhone 6 sales helped Apple achieve market share gains in all but one of the nine countries surveyed. iOS increased its market share in the US, UK, China, Australia, Germany, France, Italy and Spain – with Japan the sole exception.

In the US, Apple’s share of the smartphone market jumped 4.3% year-on-year in the three months ending in November to 47.4%. No surprise that the iPhone 6 was the best-selling phone in the country, capturing 19% of all smartphone sales … 

Verizon and...

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Tuesday January 6

18:15
SmartMat is the first intelligent yoga mat

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18:05
The luxury watch industry

Swiss watch makers like TAG Heuer, the biggest brand in luxury goods group LVMH’s watch portfolio, had until recently largely dismissed the threat of “smart” gadgets, but LVMH watch chief Jean-Claude Biver says he had changed his mind on the subject.

Not a big surprise.

Matt Richman’s thoughts on the news:

In order to have even a chance of being as feature-rich as Apple Watch, then, TAG’s smartwatch will have to pair with an Android phone. However, TAG wearers aren’t Android users. Rich people buy TAG watches, but rich people don’t buy Android phones.

I agree.

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16:33
Monster files lawsuit against Beats Electronics...

Beats Electronics has definitely faced its share of lawsuits after being acquired by Apple, but today yet another company has announced that it’ll be taking the electronics maker to court. Rival Monster has filed a claim against Beats that alleges the latter stole its headphone tech.

The original Beats headphones were...

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16:15
The Week in Mac Apps: Tools for budgeting, social...

Budgeting, social media, podcasts, and entertainment

This week’s roundup of new Mac apps comes with a great selection of everything you need to start the new year the right way, from helping you stick with your resolutions, to keeping track of what’s happening in your social media circles—with a little entertainment thrown in for good measure.

Current 1.0.2

If you love your social media but can’t stand Facebook’s web-based experience, AppDen’s $2 Current (Mac App Store Link) is probably worth a good look.

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16:00
Mophie announces Juice Pack battery case for the...

Mophie is finally bringing its Juice Pack battery cases to iPhone 6 and 6 Plus users. Today the company launched pre-orders for the latest editions of the popular cases with prices starting at US$99.95. That price is good for either the Juice Pack Ai...

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15:42
Sony's New Walkman Aims Sky High


Sony on Monday debuted a new Walkman at CES that's as notable for its hefty price as for its high-end features. Listed at $1,119.99, the new Walkman NW-ZX2 is several hundred dollars more than last year's Walkman NW-ZX1. In return, it promises "high-resolution audio like never before," thanks to Sony's new S-Master HX digital amplifier -- designed to reduce distortion and noise while maintaining the purity of the original sound -- and DSEE HX technology, which enables the production of higher-quality sound from lower-quality streaming sources.

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15:30
Answer: Don't Be Stupid game impractically...

Answer: Don't Be Stupid is a game that makes you feel ever so slightly, well, stupid. That's because it's based off of simple math problems most of us learned in the first grade. However, when put in this format, it's not so easy. The objective is to...

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15:22
∞ djay Pro for Mac

There are very few companies that continue to impress me, but Algoriddim has done it time and again. It’s not only the products, but the attitude in building those products to be great that wins me over. [...]

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15:00
CES 2015: Kenwood aftermarket CarPlay display; VW...

A TUAW reader wrote to us yesterday bemoaning the lack of new products from Apple other than upgrades of previous devices. Among the things he thought were missing were HomeKit products and CarPlay devices. Well, there have been plenty of HomeKit-rel...

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14:50
[Sponsor] The Best Blogging App of 2014

… at least according to Apple via the Mac App Store last year!

(Desk App was awarded “Best App of 2014” and it is the only “blogging” app on the list - go figure…)! Still, I’m super-humbled and honored!

But here’s the point: 2015 needs to THE YEAR that you reboot / restart / re-whatever your blogging and writing efforts! I’m sure it’s near the top of your New Year’s Resolutions and/or goals for 2015, right?

Let me help! I’ve got a free 10-day online workshop to help you get back on the blogging train! Totally free. Easy-peasy. We’re just getting started and it’s not too late to join!

Oh.. of course… if you need a new tool to help get the job done, Desk App can assist with that too.

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Have a great one folks!

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14:39
Incipio debuts Prompt Notification Folio, first iPad...

As a particularly interesting addition to its very wide new range of cases, Incipio today debuted Prompt Notification Folio for iPad Air 2 ($90) — the first iPad case with an integrated OLED screen capable of displaying phone-style notifications, shared either from an always-connected iPhone or the iPad inside. Head below for a closer look. 

 

Part of the company’s earlier Prompt series of at-a-glance notification accessories, Notification Folio was built for users who want at-a-glance access to emails, text messages, and other data in bite-sized notification form without wearing a “smart watch,” but while still fully protecting the iPad inside. A rechargeable...

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14:32
9to5Toys Last Call: VIZIO 4K 50″ $800, JBL Lightning...

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

Today’s can’t miss deals:

Update:

VIZIO 50-inch...

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14:31
We Are the World: Samsung's Vision for IoT


The world needs one open ecosystem to enable the Internet of Things, and Samsung is prepared to lead the way, said CEO BK Yoon in his Monday keynote speech at the 2015 International CES. Serving up the classic depiction of IoT -- always-on, always-connected devices working together -- Yoon said the technology for linking smart radios, smart TVs, smartphones and smart homes will be available later this year, and "we are set to expand our universe way beyond that."

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14:31
Apple’s next MacBook could be a 12-inch MacBook Air

If 9to5Mac’s latest findings are true, than Apple’s biggest product of the year could be the MacBook Air. (You know, right behind the Apple Watch.) According to early reports, Apple has completely redesigned the MacBook Air, ditching the full-sized USB port, MagSafe connector, and SD card slots for something entirely different.

9to5Mac’s Mark Gurman writes: “The 12-inch MacBook Air will be considerably smaller than the current 13-inch version, yet also slightly narrower than the 11-inch model. The new 12-inch version is approximately a quarter-of-an-inch narrower than the 11-inch version, yet it is also a quarter-of-an-inch taller in order to accommodate the slightly larger display. In order to fit the larger screen into a footprint about the size of the current 11-inch model, the bezels on the display have been reduced on all sides.”

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14:00
Air Camera + lets you stream your iDevice camera to...

Here's something a little different: Air Camera + (US$2.99) is a streaming app that captures the video and audio from your iPhone or iPad and streams it to your AppleTV.

Beyond that, the app allows you to add real-time effects like sepia tones or ca...

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13:45
Apple Watch reportedly set to ship in the U.S. by...

When Tim Cook unveiled the Apple Watch back in September, its official launch date was set as the oh-so-vague “Spring 2015.” Now, we have our first guess as to what that launch date could actually look like. 9to5Mac reports that the Apple Watch is set to ship in the U.S. by the end of March, with Apple Store retail training scheduled for mid February.

According to the report, Apple will be sending representatives from Apple Stores to Apple’s offices in Cupertino or Austin, Texas to learn about the Watch, which will better prepare store employees for when the Watch arrives. In addition, the report states that Apple is finishing up work on the Apple Watch’s software, battery life, and inductive charging mechanism.

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13:43
Braven debuts Bridge, Balance, and BRV-Pro speakers...

Having effectively challenged Jawbone with Jambox- and Big Jambox-sized speakers, Braven today introduced a collection of new models designed to directly challenge popular speakers released by Bose and Harman/Kardon. Balance ($150, above) is a relatively slim, highly attractive extruded oval speaker with two large front-firing drivers and two even larger side-mounted radiators. Offered in a variety of colors, it directly challenges Bose’s SoundLink Color with an ultra-simple design and surprisingly powerful sound.

Read on for more pictures and details.

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13:40
Apple starts selling carrier-unlocked, SIM-free...

When a new iPhone launches, Apple allocates all of its inventory to standard carrier-locked versions of the phone—those are the ones that most people will buy, so it makes the most financial sense. Once availability improves, Apple begins offering truly carrier-unlocked versions of the phone, and as of today you can buy unlocked iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus phones directly from the online Apple store, at least in the US.

It's been possible for some time to buy a contract-free iPhone at the full unsubsidized price, but those phones would still be locked to a specific carrier. You could always roll the dice and try to get a SIM from Straight Talk or another MVNO working, but it wasn't guaranteed to work. 9to5Mac reports that the unlocked...

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13:20
Petcube is a cloud cam that's custom-made to...

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13:00
CES 2015: Braven announces Fuse audio mixer, luxury...

One company is really making a splash at CES this year, and that company is Braven. Yesterday we gave you the news about three new speaker lines from the accessories manufacturer. Today, the press release flood continued with news of the US$99.99 Fus...

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12:34
Apple Watch launch expected in March, retail...

Apple is finishing up work on the Apple Watch’s software, and sources familiar with the product’s development say that the device is currently on track to ship in the United States by the end of March. Apple previously said that the wearable product will ship in “early 2015,” while Senior Vice President of Retail Angela Ahrendts got a bit more specific by telling employees that the launch will occur in the “spring,” after the Chinese New Year…

Several sources tell us that Apple is planning an extensive testing program to familiarize Apple Retail Store employees with the new product category. One or two representatives from many Apple...

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12:30
Daily Deals for January 6, 2014, featuring the...

It's time to save some of that hard-earned cash with our Daily Deals, featuring exclusive TUAW Deals, a handy list from Dealnews and our own handpicked iOS and OS X selections.

All prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly....

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12:26
CES15: Parrot RBN6 puts both Carplay and Android...

Parrot sells some good stuff and this might be worth looking into.

The Parrot RNB6 allows users to effortlessly switch back and forth between the competing operating systems coming to market: Google’s Android Auto and Apple’s Carplay. Just connect your phone, push a button, and all your apps are pushed to the dashboard, where you can interact with them using voice controls and generally stay a little safer on the road.

The RNB6 features a 7-inch 720p “IPS Pro” touchscreen, along with a 4 x 55-watt audio amplifier and a wired wide-angle 1080p dash cam (with “Super HDR”). The device runs on a slightly customized version of Android 5.0 that offers media playback, navigation, telephony, dash cam, air control, parking assistance and onboard diagnostics (for tire pressure, parking sensors, air conditioning and more); as well as voice control for some of these features.

Final...

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12:00
You can now buy a SIM-free iPhone 6 or 6 Plus in the...

Say you want a brand new iPhone 6 or 6 Plus, but you're worried about getting stuck in another long term relationship with mobile carrier. Previously your only option was purchasing an unlocked iPhone from T-Mobile, but as of today you have options. ...

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12:00
Mophie expands Juice Pack line for iPhone 6

Accessory maker Mophie announced that it’s expanding its popular line of Juice Pack battery packs for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. According to The Verge, as of today, three new battery packs are up for preorder starting at US$99, and each will provide upward of 60 percent extra battery life.

The new lineup starts with the Juice Pack Air for the iPhone 6, which effectively doubles the iPhone 6′s already decent battery life. The Juice Pack Plus adds 120 percent extra battery life. The Juice Pack for the 6 Plus adds a meager 60 percent battery, but that shouldn’t bother most since the 6 Plus can already last more than a full day on a single charge after reasonable use. All three also come with bumpers inside the case to prevent damage upon impact. We’re not...

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11:59
Braven announces $99 Fuse wireless audio mixer that...

There are a lot of audio mixers and DJ controllers on the market specifically for iPad and iPhone users, but so far most require you to run cables or dock your device in a rather large unit. The latest option that we got a chance to try during CES today is Braven’s new Fuse Bluetooth audio mixer, a lightweight wireless option that lets you connect two audio sources and your output all through Bluetooth:

BRAVEN unveils the BRAVEN Fuse, a wireless Bluetooth® portable audio mixer that fades and mixes multiple audio streams for mashup sessions on-the-go.  Designed to liven any gathering, the BRAVEN Fuse allows users to create custom tracks and splice songs between multiple devices.

As for what’s...

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11:57
The best letter ever written

An 86-year-old woman wrote this to her bank manager. Priceless.

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11:40
The best RSS reader for OS X

Stephen Hackett has a look at a dozen RSS readers for OS X and while the winner is no surprise, it’s a great read.

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11:34
Pioneer unveils its improved NEX in-dash receivers...

Pioneer was first to bring CarPlay to the market without requiring you to buy a new car, and at CES 2015 today the company announced the second generation of its CarPlay-enabled NEX in-dash receivers. The latest Pioneer NEX displays all support CarPlay and start at $700 with 6.2-inch and 7-inch resistive and capacitive touch displays.

The specific models of Pioneer’s latest NEX in-dash receivers include AVIC-8100NEX, AVIC-7100NEX, AVIC-6100NEX, AVIC-5100NEX and AVH-4100NEX.

Pioneer’s flagship model, the AVIC-...

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11:17
Apple’s next major Mac revealed: the radically new...

Apple is preparing an all-new MacBook Air for 2015 with a radically new design that jettisons standards such as full-sized USB ports, MagSafe connectors, and SD card slots in favor of a markedly thinner and lighter body with a higher-resolution display. Sources within Apple, who have used internal prototype versions of the upcoming computer, have provided in-depth details about the machine, and our exclusive artist renditions of the revamped MacBook Air provide the first close look at Apple’s first major step in mobile Mac computing since the Retina MacBook Pro launch in 2012.

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11:00
You've been using an awful lot of shopping apps...

Year-end mobile use statistics are usually pretty predictable, at least in terms of overall growth -- Spoiler Alert: It goes up every year -- but 2014 was actually somewhat surprising, if Yahoo's Flurry analytics is to be believed. According to the c...

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10:50
Incipio announces Trestle iPhone 6 Plus case to ‘...

Incipio is showing off its latest at CES this week and one new product that we just got a first look at is its new Trestle case for iPhone 6 Plus. The company is taking full advantage of the controversy over rare instances of the iPhone 6 Plus bending under pressure and incorporating the “Defend against the bend” slogan into the product’s marketing.

We’re not too sure that Apple will be all that pleased that a popular case manufacturer is playing into the bending controversy, but perhaps it will work for Incipio when customers worried about bending see the branding in stores.

Incipio says the new Trestle case...

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10:07
Kenwood introduces its first aftermarket CarPlay...

Kenwood announced today at CES 2015 its first entry into the aftermarket CarPlay space with its new DDX9902S multimedia receiver. Kenwood’s announcement follows the roll out of competing aftermarket CarPlay head units from both Pioneer, which was first to bring CarPlay to the market and Alpine, which built a dedicated CarPlay display. In addition to supporting CarPlay, Kenwood says its DDX9902S display will support Google’s Android Auto feature in the same unit.Specific details about Kenwood’s new CarPlay-supporting DDX9902S multimedia receiver are not yet...

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10:03
Google Outs Unpatched Windows 8.1 Kernel Flaw


Microsoft got a fiery start to 2015 when Google last week publicized a kernel vulnerability in Windows 8.1 Update. Google Project Zero's James Forshaw, who discovered the flaw, ranked it as a high-severity issue. Although Forshaw reported it to Microsoft last September, the company had not yet fixed the problem when Google published it. The vulnerability lets people falsely pose as administrators. Microsoft's tardiness could be due to "anything from competing internal priorities to lost emails," said Bromium security researcher Jared DeMott.

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10:00
These people think an iPhone 6 costs upwards of $7,...

iPhones aren't cheap -- that's always been one of the sticking points for anyone debating between a bargain-priced Android smartphone and one of Apple's handsets -- but they sure as heck don't cost anywhere near what these Price Is Right contestants ...

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09:45
The top 50 cities to see in your lifetime

Huffington Post:

From the great ancient capitals to the modern cities of Asia, the Americas, and beyond, here are the 50 cities you must see during your lifetime.

Out of the 50, I really only want to visit 23 of the listed cities. I’ve been to 11 so far.

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09:00
CES 2015: Energous WattUp wireless charging

"Wireless charging" for Apple devices at this point usually consists of wrapping your iPhone or iPad in a special case or attaching a special dongle to the Lightning port and then placing the device on some sort of inductive charging pad (the Qi char...

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08:41
Apple begins selling unlocked iPhone 6, 6 Plus units

It’s not cheap, but it’s unlocked and nifty.

Per AppleInsider, the Apple Store has begun selling unlocked, SIM-free iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models at unsubsidized prices, offering customers the ability to purchase without a T-Mobile SIM card.

In the U.S., customers have been able to buy an unlocked iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus from day one, but it would ship with a T-Mobile SIM card inserted. Starting Tuesday, the Apple Store began offering a SIM-free option starting at the same US$649 price for the entry-level 16-gigabyte iPhone 6.

The new unlocked iPhone 6 model is identified as A1586, while the iPhone 6 Plus is model A1524. They are compatible with carriers around the world, and for U.S. customers can be activated on AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon or Sprint.

The new phones are actually different than the T-Mobile unlocked handsets, which are identified as model...

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08:36
Perla Haney-Jardine to play Steve Jobs’ daughter in...


Actress Perla Haney-Jardine has been picked to play the daughter of Steve Jobs in Universal’s upcoming biopic, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Per the report, Haney-Jardine will play Lisa Jobs in the film following prior roles in Spider-Man 3 from 2007, Untraceable in 2008, and Kill Bill: Volume 2 in 2004.

Natalie Portman was previously...

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08:28
Apple reports falling iTunes Music Store numbers in...

iTunes Music Store downloads are falling.

And the numbers aren’t pretty.

According to VentureBeat, in a securities filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Apple reported declining iTunes Music Store numbers.

“Growth in net sales from the iTunes Store was driven by increases in revenue from app sales reflecting continued growth in the installed base of iOS devices and the expanded offerings of iOS Apps and related in-App purchases,” the company wrote. “This was partially offset by a decline in sales of digital music.”

The news is not exactly a shocker. After all, industry figures show subscription streaming services like Spotify and Pandora are growing in popularity while digital downloads are declining. In addition,...

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08:10
Google Nest picks up additional collaboration...

Google’s Nest project is starting to get some promising collaboration partners.

Per CNET, Nest has been tacking on product partners since its initial developer program announcement last June. With several big-name integrations already secured — Dropcam, Mercedes-Benz, Whirlpool — this open-software-collaboration, dubbed “Works with Nest,” appears to have caught on.

August, LG, Philips Hue and UniKey have all just been inducted into Works with Nest and the related integrations are available right now.

So, if you happen to have a Nest Learning Thermostat and an August Smart Lock, you can pair them so that unlocking or locking your door automatically kicks your thermostat into either Home or Away mode (similarly, the UniKey Kevo Smart Lock knows who is home as well as...

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08:04
CES 2015: Moshi launches chic new AirPlay speaker...

Although Apple’s AirPlay wireless speaker technology has pretty much faded out of public view, there are still companies producing new designs to support the standard. Moshi today announced Spatia, a particularly attractive design combining respectable speakers, amplifiers, and fancy external materials including metallic and fabric accents. Standard AirPlay features such as lossless audio streaming and router-free Wi-Fi Direct are included, enabling Spatia to operate independently or on an existing Wi-Fi network.

The all-in-one system contains twin 1-inch tweeters, two 2.75-inch drivers, and a 4-inch downward-firing subwoofer, notably in a housing with a stand that keeps all of the speakers floating above the surface of a table. Moshi hasn’t compromised on the audio processing hardware, either...

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08:00
CES 2015: AT&T announces 4G LTE Modio Smartcase...

So, you bought a Wi-Fi-only iPad or iPad mini, and now you're regretting the fact that you can't work or play while away from Wi-Fi networks. Regrets, begone! At CES 2015, AT&T today announced the new Modio Smartcase, which is essentially an iPad cas...

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07:20
Gogoro: The Little Electric Scooter That Could?


Gogoro on Monday took to the stage at CES to unveil a zero-emissions electric scooter. The Smartscooter is designed to be powered by batteries available via subscription from a network of vending machines in urban areas around the world. Equipped with 30 onboard sensors, cloud connectivity and an integrated mobile app, the Gogoro Smartscooter allows users to take advantage of features such as adaptive throttle control and customized regenerative braking, receive detailed scooter diagnostics -- and find the closest battery-vending GoStation.

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07:00
iSmartAlarm rolls out new devices and features

I looked at the iSmartAlarm system last year and found it really useful and easy to install. I appreciated that, unlike most security systems, there was no subscription or recurring charges. Buy the gear, add more devices if you want them, and you're...

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06:35
Apple Pay adds support for 8 new card issuers/banks

Apple’s list of supported banks and card issuers for Apple Pay is growing again today with the addition of 8 new banks and credit unions, according to sources with knowledge of the matter. The full list of newly supported card issuers includes:

Security Service Federal Credit Union
Consumers Credit Union
Virginia Credit Union
Cyprus Federal Credit Union
Fairwinds Credit Union
Mountain America Credit Union
Partners Federal Credit Union
Customers Bank

The new card issuers added today follow latest additions, Fremont Bank & NIH Federal Credit Union, added last month. Apple continues to roll out support...

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06:31
External Link: Why David Sparks is Quitting Family...

Attorney, author, blogger, and podcaster David Sparks has given up on Apple’s new Family Sharing feature. Sparks has outlined several reasons for the decision, including the fact that in-app purchases and iTunes Match were not included in Family Sharing, some apps refused to update, and his family experienced disappearing playlists while Family Sharing was enabled.

 

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06:27
External Link: How to Install Windows 10 on Your Mac...

If you’re curious about the upcoming Windows 10, Peter Cohen of iMore details how to install the Windows 10 Technical Preview on your Mac for free using the VirtualBox virtualization software. Cohen doesn’t recommend installing Windows 10 under Boot Camp yet, since it’s not officially supported.

 

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06:20
Yahoo Mail iOS app now lets you track packages,...

Yahoo has released an updated version of its Yahoo Mail app for iPhone and with it comes the ability to track packages for online purchases without leaving the app. The feature arrives as the latest addition in Yahoo’s mission to integrate some of its other key services— news, weather, magazines— as features in its Mail app.

The package tracking feature works for online purchases through a long list of popular retailers (but not all) and appears in the app’s Today view:

Tracking online shopping purchases can be tricky. To make your life a little bit easier, we’re adding package notifications to the latest release of the Yahoo Mail app for iOS in the U.S. Now, you can view and track shipped packages in the “Yahoo Today” section of the app from sites including Amazon, eBay, Zappos, Target, Best Buy, Macys.com and more. We’ll...

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06:00
Storage space and affinities

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Hello,

we've got 75tb XSAN with one volume consisted of three storage pools. We've got three folders (i will name them here folderone, foldertwo and folderthree) where each folder has its own affinity. I will name pools storageone, storagetwo and storagethree here.

Storagethree has 21TB of space. Folderthree has affinity tied to this storage pool. Two days ago there was 4TB of space left on storagethree pool. After deleting more than half data from folderthree freed space in XSAN admin hasn't changed.

Ive seen threads here on this forum where people have experienced similar issues, but i wasn't able to figure whats going on still after reading them.

If free space on storagethree pool hits 0 will people be able to write to that folder?

How to fix this issue if this is an issue at all?

Thanks in advance...

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06:00
Apple software quality and the "sprint system...

A recent post from developer Marco Arment kickstarted a whirlwind of debate regarding the current state of Apple software. The gist of Arment's piece is that Apple has unfortunately worked its way into a position where marketing is given too much def...

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06:00
Freemium Field Test: Peggle Blast adds too many...

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).

Among Peggle Blast's new additions are little creatures that skitter around the board with each new ball, slathering pegs with momentum-killing sludge.

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05:37
∞ iPhone developer pays off his parents’ house

iPhone developer Joseph Riquelme (AKA, Joey Trombone) took the money he made from his popular iOS video editing app, Videoshop, and put it to good use. Watch the video. Fantastic!

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05:37
Apple releases SIM-free unlocked versions of the...

Apple, as anticipated, released SIM-free versions of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in the U.S. on Tuesday. The two new unsubsidized models now mean you can get Apple's latest handsets without being tied to a specific carrier. The downside, however, is that you have to pay full price for the devices. The 16GB iPhone 6 starts at $649 and the same base model of the 6 Plus is $749.

Prior to Tuesday's release, the only alternative for anyone looking for a fully unlocked phone was to buy one with a T-Mobile SIM pre-installed. T-Mobile is the only one of the four major carriers that doesn't offer a subsidized iPhone with a two-year contract.

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05:33
iPad-controlled wireless power system charges...

While some have been disappointed that Apple hasn’t yet incorporated wireless charging technology into its devices, charging pads are really almost as clunky as wires: you still have wires going to the pads, and you have to put your device in a specific place to charge them. What we really want is true wireless charging, where power is beamed directly to the device through the air.

Which is exactly what Energous has been demonstrating at CES with a system it calls WattUp, reports Engadget.

WattUp […] works using a mix of RF, Bluetooth and a lot of patent-pending technology. The transmitter is where most of the magic happens. It communicates with and locates compatible devices using low-energy Bluetooth. Once they’ve established contact with a device, they send out focused RF signals on the same bands as WiFi that are then absorbed and converted into...

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05:17
FlickSurfer lets you search Netflix based on IMDB,...

One gripe I have about Netflix is the lack of any sort of sophisticated search mechanism. FlickSurfer is a web site that lets you search the Netflix database, guided by movie rankings on Netflix itself, IMDB, and RottenTomatoes.

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05:00
Incipio unveils new three new pieces of HomeKit-...

Incipio today unveiled a new lineup of iOS- and HomeKit-compatible automation tools during the Consumer Electronics Show. The three new pieces of tech will be available in stores in Q2 2015.

The first two items on the list are very similar: the Direct Wireless Smart Outlet and the Direct Wireless Smart Power strip. Both provide users with the ability to activate and control electric devices from a smartphone using the upcoming Incipio Direct app.

The third device announced today is the Direct Wireless Smart Light Bulb Adapter, which allows users to control their lights from the Incipio Direct smartphone application, providing the ability to create customized scenes and quickly set multiple lights at once.

All three products are HomeKit-compatible, which means they’ll also be able to be controlled through...

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05:00
Pepcom highlights: Yantouch’s Daisy lamp, Zolt’s...

A MagSafe charger smaller than Apple’s but made by a third-party? Ruggedized rubber hard drives from a company known for Mac-matching aluminum enclosures? Synchronized stereo speakers with color-shifting mood lights for your bedroom? Yes, the annual pre-CES Pepcom event took place in Las Vegas last night, and these were just a few of the products we spotted on the floor. Read on for more details…

You may or may not believe that Zolt will be able to deliver on its promise of a $20 MagSafe adapter for its new 70-watt Laptop Charger Plus ($100), which it says is the smallest 13″ MacBook Pro/Air-capable charger around, and ships with a...

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05:00
The Week in iPad Cases: Folios from Knomo, Case-Mate...

Folios from Knomo, Case-Mate, Moshi, and more

This week's collection of iPad cases is all about the folio case, featuring a wide range of designs that will keep you covered no matter your taste.

Case-Mate

The Tuxedo Case (iPad Air 2; $40) is a folio case with a smooth outer finish paired with a soft inner lining that helps protect your iPad's screen from scratches.

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04:40
On leaving the Mac App Store

Last May, Cabel Sasser, co-founder of Panic, announced that the team was pulling Coda, their highly regarded web development tool, from the Mac App Store, primarily due to sandboxing issues.

Yesterday, they published the results of this experiment.

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03:54
Google Hangouts iOS app updated with intelligent...

Google has updated its text, video and voice messaging app Hangouts, adding all the new features added to the Android version last month – including intelligent, one-tap location sharing.

Google promised that it would be building more intelligence into the app, and the new location-sharing feature is the first step along that path. The app automatically detects when a contact in a text chat asks where you are, and allows you to share your location with a single tap … 

Version 2.5.0 also allows you to add your phone number to allow friends to find you more easily, and to import your phone contacts into the app. Status messages allow you to share what you’re up to or how you’re feeling, you can access...

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02:36
Apple now selling SIM-free unlocked iPhone 6 and 6...

As we reported yesterday, Apple is now selling contract-free iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in retail stores and online. Following historic pattern, the 16 GB base model iPhone 6 costs $649 with higher tiers costing $100 extra. The iPhone 6 Plus starts at $749.

Unlocked iPhones can be activated for use any carrier, AT&T, Sprint, Verizon or T-Mobile. Apple usually launches unlocked models of their phones a couple of months after normal debut, but this year it seems slightly delayed. This may reflect continued strong demand (and hence, low supply) of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus generation. Unlocked iPhone 6 and 6 Plus ship in 3 – 5 business days. For comparison, most subsidised options ship in 1 business day.

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22:19
CES 2015: Olloclip debuts 2X telephoto lens + CPL...

Having released an updated iPhone 6/6 Plus version of its popular 4-in-1 Lens late last year, Olloclip arrived at the 2015 CES with two important new items to show: a new iPhone 6/6 Plus version of its previously excellent Telephoto and Circular Polarizing Lens for iPhone 5/5s, and completely redesigned versions of its lens accessory-compatible cases for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.

Separately, Seek Thermal – maker of the $200 Seek Thermal Camera reviewed on 9to5Mac last month – has just shown a second version of the temperature-sensitive camera that’s set to be released in the next few months. Currently unpriced but planned to...

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20:14
OtterBox unveils durable, 2600mAh Resurgence power...

OtterBox has today revealed its Resurgence power case for the iPhone 6 at CES 2015. The company made its first foray into the iPhone power case market with the Resurgence for iPhone 5/5s, so it only seems fitting for the company to continue iterating on the case. OtterBox touts that the Resurgence for iPhone 6 doubles the battery life of the smartphone, while also offering military grade drop protection.

The Resurgence case packs 2600mAh of battery power and utilizes an auto-stop functionality that automatically turns off the case once the device has reached a full charge. The case is made up of a polycarbonate material that improves impact resistance and makes the device better protected for drops...

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18:42
CES 2015: Avi-on shows sub-$60, next-gen smart home...

How often is merely showing up with a working lightbulb enough to attract a crowd? At a dimly-lit event held tonight by the Bluetooth SIG ahead of the 2015 CES, Avi-on demonstrated such modest magic using an early implementation of Bluetooth mesh wireless connectivity.

The company’s upcoming Bluetooth light switches ($30-$35), light dimmers ($40), and lightbulbs ($20) will be the backbone of an upcoming home lighting system from General Electric, and promise to eliminate the need for in-wall light switch wiring.



You can conceivably...

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18:37
Xsan 4 - Volumes not appearing in Server app after...

Forums: TroubleshootingTags: Xsan 4

I'm running Xsan 4 and here is my issue. I've been having issues with my open directory settings in that I was unable to make any changes, I believe something became corrupted in some way. In any case, failover to my backup MDC was not working properly and I could not successfully add new profiles to clients as it would not authenticate. I had to destroy and recreate my open directory config on my primary MDC (I did archive everything). When I turned Xsan back on in Server app, the SAN volume mounted on the primary MDC, but the all of the data in the Server app is blank. It shows the connection as active, but shows that no volumes are configured, and also shows no servers.

So, the volume mounted on the primary MDC and it mounts...

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17:00
Duet Display turns your iOS device into the second...

Working with a second screen provides a number of obvious benefits from increased screen real estate to providing different spaces for working and reference materials. A second screen can dramatically improve productivity, especially for laptop users...

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16:43
∞ The Twentieth Anniversary Macintosh Experience

Max Piantoni presents an exploration of the Twentieth Anniversary Macintosh and the rare Experience CD that accompanied the machine’s release. Including a lengthy and hard to find 1997 interview with Jony Ive.

Max did a nice job with this.

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16:30
Apple Q1 2015 earnings call on tap for January 27

Apple today announced that the next quarterly earnings call will be held at 5 PM ET (2 PM PT) on Tuesday, January 27, 2015. This, of course, will be the call at which results for the first fiscal quarter of 2015 (October 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014) ...

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16:10
CES 2015: iHome debuts HomeKit SmartPlugs, Flask...

Every year, top-ranked Apple speaker maker iHome comes to CES with an impressive array of new products — including something to show off Apple’s latest technology — and it isn’t disappointing at the 2015 CES. In an advance briefing before the show officially opened, iHome revealed its first Apple HomeKit product, SmartPlug ($40), as well as some daring new speaker and headphone designs…

…like the first speaker we’ve seen hidden inside a beautiful drinking flask. It’s called Flask, and comes in coat pocket- ($50) and home bar-sized ($100) versions. Even the smaller version sounds really good given its size, and the flask cap twists to adjust the volume. All that’s missing is the ability to actually hold fluids. Read on for more.

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16:00
CES 2015: Narrative Clip 2 adds wide angle lens, Wi-...

One of the more intriguing items I reviewed in 2014 was the Narrative Clip, a tiny clip-on "lifelogging" camera designed to take a photo every 30 seconds hands-free. The idea, as you'll get from reading that review, is that there are often situations...

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15:59
Sling TV, the new way to stream ESPN over the...

Vox:

We’re getting closer to the point where you can cancel your cable subscription and still continue to enjoy all your favorite cable TV shows. Today at the Consumer Electronic Show, the satellite TV company Dish announced the next step in that direction. Sling TV is a service that lets you watch cable TV channels over the internet.

Crucially, the Sling TV lineup includes ESPN, the nation’s most popular cable channel and a must-have for sports fans. And unlike some other streaming services, you can sign up for it without getting a conventional cable subscription.

Is this of interest to you cordcutters?

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