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Wednesday September 16

Bug forces Apple to delay watchOS 2 launch at last...

Originally scheduled to launch to the public today, watchOS 2 will arrive later than intended, due to the discovery of a bug in the software, Apple has confirmed.

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It's alive! iOS 9 is available... but not...

The moment we heard that iOS 9 was available -- via Twitter, of course -- we published this post that's full of hints on how to make your transition from iOS 8 to iOS 9 as painless as possible. Note that some users -- me included -- are getting a "Software Update Failed" message when attempting to load the update. Be patient, the message is probably due to the entire world trying to download iOS 9 at once. 

Make sure your device can run iOS 9

If your device can run iOS 8, it will be able to run iOS 9. But you may want to consider not updating your favorite iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. 

Some beta testers have reported that older iPhones and iPads like the iPhone 4s, iPad 2, iPad 3 and original iPad mini run slower with iOS 9. If slightly impaired performance is less important than new features, then updating to iOS 9 is probably a good idea.

Delete lesser-used or outdated apps

As part of the update, all of your...

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The iMore mega-iOS 9 review

Rene Ritchie really outdid himself here. This is a long, almost encyclopedic read, but well written and full of useful detail. Lots of screenshots, too.

Find yourself a couch to curl up on, this is worth the read.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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Tim Cook to meet with Indian prime minister Narendra...

Apple CEO Tim Cook is due to meet with Indian prime minister Narendra Modi later this month during the latter's tour of the U.S. west coast, an Apple spokesperson confirmed on Wednesday.

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∞ A list of content blockers for iOS 9

As I write this, iOS 9 is still not officially released. That means that though the content blockers listed below are all App Store approved, their links are not live yet. Presumably, the links will go live once Apple flips the switch on their iOS 9 release.

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Hewlett-Packard to axe as many as 30,000 more jobs...

The restructuring effort that will see seminal Silicon Valley firm Hewlett-Packard split into two companies will also cause an additional 30,000 employees to lose their jobs, the company has revealed.

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Bug In iOS, OS X Allows AirDrop To Write Files...

Trailrunner7 writes: There is a major vulnerability in a library in iOS and OS X that allows an attacker to overwrite arbitrary files on a target device and, when used in conjunction with other techniques, install a signed app that the device will trust without prompting the user with a warning dialog. Mark Dowd, the security researcher who discovered it, said he's been able to exploit the flaw over AirDrop, the feature in OS X and iOS that enables users to send files directly to other devices. If a user has AirDrop set to allow connections from anyone—not just her contacts—an attacker could exploit the vulnerability on a default locked iOS device. In fact, an attacker can exploit the vulnerability even if the victim doesn't agree to accept the file sent over AirDrop.


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AT&T won’t throttle unlimited data in congestion...

If you’ve got one of those vintage AT&T unlimited plans, good to know what the rules are.

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External Link: Apple Delays watchOS 2, Citing a Bug

Unfortunate news, Apple Watch owners: watchOS 2 will not ship alongside iOS 9. “We have discovered a bug in development of watchOS 2 that is taking a bit longer to fix than we expected,” an Apple spokesperson said. Apple added that watchOS 2 will be released “shortly.”


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Marco Arment’s podcasting microphones mega-review

If you already have a podcast or are considering creating one, you’ll need a good mic (or two or three). Veteran podcaster Marco Arment put a bunch of mics through their paces, with sound samples and recommendations. Absolutely worth digging through (bookmark and pass along).

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Apple Said to Drop One to One Training Program

Apple’s One to One training program is reportedly going away at the end of September, though the company will honor year-long memberships purchased alongside a new Mac until then. Don’t worry, though, since if you need that kind of help, there are plenty of other places to get it.


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iPhone Upgrade Program expected to boost Apple'...

The new official iPhone financing plan is seen by investment firm RBC Capital Markets as a benefit not only to Apple, but also to its customers, both of whom should gain leverage over wireless carriers.

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ComputerWorld’s iOS 9 review: “iOS 9 delivers polish...

The first of what will be a number of iOS 9 reviews that come out today. There’s a lot to process, but it’s all pretty positive. I’ve been living with iOS 9 since the first beta and I have to say, this has been a very solid experience.

Bookmark and pass along.

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Apple's first solar power station in China to...

Apple's 20MW solar power station in Sichuan Province, western China, will begin operations at full capacity "soon," according to, a global investmentnewswire, quoting info from the plant's builder, Zhonghuan Semiconductor. It's Apple's first solar power project in China.

The power station connected two megawatts (MW) of its capacity to the national grid in March and the remaining 18MW will also be connected to the grid soon, Zhonghuan Semiconductor said in a filing to the Shenzhen Stock Exchange. Apple will build photovoltaic stations in China through a joint venture with Sichuan Shengtian New Energy Development Co Ltd, according to an April press release of Shentian’s major shareholder, Zhonghuan Semiconductor.

The joint venture will have CNY 76.92 million (USD 12.4 million) in registered capital. Apple will take a 44% stake in the JV and Shengtian will take 56%, the...

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Tim Cook on Late Night with Stephen Colbert. Some...

Stephen Colbert was in rare form last night. He clearly is an Apple fanboy, and that made his Tim Cook interview all the more fun to watch. The whole thing was very entertaining. Tim did himself proud.

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iOS 9, thoroughly reviewed

Andrew Cunningham

iOS 8 wasn't the smoothest operating system rollout in Apple's history.

It's true, any other ecosystem would kill for Apple's OS adoption figures—as of this writing, 87 percent of the userbase is running some version of iOS 8. But it had a slower start than past versions of iOS, it required a ton of free space to install, and it had a few unfortunate bugs early in its life cycle that gave it a bad reputation. Like iOS 7 this was a big release, and with any big change comes the potential for big bugs.

Viewed from that lens, iOS 9 feels...

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Hackers Home in on Health, Education, Government...

A New York healthcare provider, California's higher education system and the U.S. Department of Energy have become the latest targets of data bandits. The latest massive data breach at a healthcare provider reportedly took place at Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, which last week revealed that the personal data of more than 10 million people was at risk due to a penetration of its computer systems that dates back to December 2013. There's no evidence that the attackers robbed or have used any of the information -- yet.

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WiFi, Move Over - Here Comes LiFi

Disney researchers last week demonstrated Linux Light Bulbs -- a protocol for a communications system that transmits data using visible light communication, or VLC, technology. Linux Light Bulbs can communicate with each other and with other VLC devices -- such as toys, wearables and clothing -- over the Internet Protocol, according to Stefan Schmid, Theodoros Bourchas, Stefan Mangold and Thomas R. Gross, who coauthored a report on their work. The team modified common commercial LED light bulbs to send and receive visible light signals.

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The Week in iOS Accessories: Backup batteries that...

Backup batteries that light the way

This week’s roundup of accessories includes a new backup battery that doubles as a flashlight. Read on!


It’s getting nearly impossible to find a new backup battery that doesn’t also feature a flashlight. The $100 ChargeLight is another entry in that category—we’re not sure how much power it packs, but the makers say “it rivals tactical-grade LED flashlights.” That’s the bright idea.

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Teraglove helps you clean up your act (or at least...

moshi's US$19.95 teraglove is a handy (pun intended) product for cleaning the screens of your OS X and iOS devices. Plus, it's environmentally friendly.

The teraglove is made with moshi's own blend of Terahedron and is used to remove dust, dirt, stain and smears from any display or touch screen. With its "default configuration" (yep, that's how moshi describes it), you use it to remove smears. The default configuration is when the grey side is exposed.

You can turn the teraglove inside out to reveal a black suede-like inner layer meant for wiping away dust particles and water left on the screen. It has an eco-friendly design; moshi says that no chemicals or chemical treatments are used in the cleaning solution or cloth. And you can toss the teraglove in with your wash to clean and use it again.

Conveniently, it comes with a small...

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Tim Cook to meet Indian Prime Minister as India’s...

The Economic Times reports that Apple CEO Tim Cook is to meet Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi later this month.

An Apple spokesperson confirmed that a meeting between its CEO Cook and PM Modi will take place. The Apple spokesperson, however, declined to comment on the topic of discussion.

It’s likely that Cook will want to discuss the possibility of official Apple Stores in the country. India does not permit manufacturer-owned stores unless a certain proportion of components are sourced within...

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Apple Search may arrive someday, but not soon

In May, Apple confirmed the existence of its Applebot web crawler (which isn't to be confused with either Ultron or Spider-man). So is Apple planning to take on Google somewhere down the road with "Apple Search"? Perhaps.

A Web crawler is an Internet bot that browses the Web in a methodical, automated manner, typically for the purpose of Web indexing. Apple says that Applebot is used by Siri, its voice activated digital assistant, Spotligh suggestions, and its Safari search engine.

However, Mark Hibben — independent iOS developer who blogs about technology trends and companies (the focus of his investments) said in a Seeking Alpha op-ed that Apple may gradually develop a search capability to rival Google.

Here's Hibben's reasoning: "This is not about kicking Google to the curb this year, or even the next. This would be a long-term strategic move by Apple that might take something like five years to pay off....

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Hands-on with the new, proactive Spotlight in iOS 9

Spotlight in iOS has never gotten a lot of respect, even as it’s become more powerful. Hidden as a swipe-right option from the home screen before iOS 7: The Flattening, it’s only starting with iOS 8 that it went beyond a rough way to find stuff within a set of Apple’s apps to become a more robust combination of deeper searching and suggestions of what you might want.

iOS 9 takes it a step further, integrating suggestions from Siri and opening up to third-party developers including their results. It makes for a much richer experience, and more is to come as apps are updated.

Proactive search and app search

iOS 8 brought in information from the rest of the world: Wikipedia results, information from current news, places and movie showtimes near you, appropriate matches from things Apple can sell and give you (apps, books, music, movies, and the like), and websites that might match your search.


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FIFA 16 expectations: Lionel Messi

Forums: FCS Setup IssuesTags: fifa 16Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi – Barcelona & Argentina
FIFA 15 Rating – 93
Anticipated FIFA 16 Rating – 93

Yet another awesome season for Lionel Messi and Barcelona as they go for a La Liga, Spanish Cup and Champions League treble. Thirty seven class appearances have yielded a shocking 43 objectives and 18 helps as Messi, alongside his assaulting partners Neymar and Suarez, have planned to score 115 objectives in all rivalries. In the Champions League Messi has again been in sparkling structure, scoring 10 objectives with five helps with 12 diversions as Barcelona have again made the last.


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XSAN 4 won't update SAN using configuration...

Forums: Troubleshooting

I apologize for the long thread but I've been dealing with XSan issues for weeks now and wanted to get it all off my chest. Hopefully you'll all still feel like helping a tired administrator out by reading the thread and giving any advice you can!

About three weeks ago, we decided to upgrade our Mac OS X Mountain Lion server to Mac OS X Yosemite. I'm the laboratory technician for a documentary production house at a University in northern California. We use the Adobe suite of products for our two editing workstations and weren't able to upgrade to CC 2014 due to the new OS requirements for the Mac.

At our production lab, we also run a Promise 32 TB RAID system using XSan 2.25 over Fibre Channel to our workstations (edit bays). This RAID system is also connected to our two servers which are running OS X Server Mountain Lion. One...

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Tuesday September 15

Tim Cook talks Steve Jobs, personal life, Apple Car...

As expected, Apple CEO Tim Cook appeared on Late Show with Stephen Colbert tonight following his surprise appearance at the Fifth Avenue Apple Store yesterday. During the 10-minute discussion on the show, Cook and Colbert touched on a variety of topics, including the new iPhone 6s, Steve Jobs, Cook’s personal life, and Apple’s charitable efforts.

First off, Cook and Colbert discussed the announcement of Apple’s new iPhone 6s. Colbert had a Rose Gold iPhone 6s that he was showing off, joking that he was not going to give it back to Apple....

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Apple's Tim Cook talks iPhone 6s, ethics, Steve...

Apple CEO Tim Cook made a rare talkshow appearance Tuesday night as one of the first guests on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," taking time to promote iPhone 6s and discuss Apple's core ethics, corporate charity, Steve Jobs and more.

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MegaMac 2015 Bundle: 15 apps including Autodesk...

From 9to5Toys Specials:

The Mega Mac 2015 Bundle includes 15 great apps, and 9to5Toys Specials has it for $25 after using coupon code 9to5bundle at checkout to receive an additional $5 off.

The quality in this bundle is superb, with apps such as Autodesk’s...

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AT&T won’t throttle unlimited data in congestion...

AT&T today has revealed a slight change to how it is handling throttling users grandfathered into unlimited data plans. Up until today, AT&T has throttled unlimited data users when they hit 5GB of usage and are in a congested area. As a reader has pointed out to us this evening, however, the carrier has updated its website with a new policy for throttling those on an unlimited data plans…

Starting today, users on an unlimited data plan will only be throttled when they go over 22GB of data usage and are in a congested area. This...

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Apple says iOS 8 on 87% of compatible devices days...

In an update to its developer webpage ahead of Wednesday's iOS 9 release, Apple revealed that the soon to be replaced iOS 8 is currently running on 87 percent of compatible devices.

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Verizon can't activate your Moto X Pure Edition...

We hope you didn't rush to snag a Moto X Pure Edition for use on Verizon's network -- you'll be disappointed for the next few days. Early adopters speaking on Reddit and PrepaidPhoneNews say that Big Red is turning down subscribers trying to activ...

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Apple reverses stance, says that all Apple TV games...

One of the standout features of the new Apple TV is its support for gaming, but now Apple has reversed its stance and placed a new limitation on that capability. Apple has said from the beginning that third-party controllers will be supported on the new Apple TV. The SDK for the device carries Game Controller support and the company mentioned it on stage at its unveil event. Apple also mentioned that games that worked only with third-party controllers were okay, meaning the games wouldn’t necessarily have to be compatible with the company’s bundled Siri Remote. Now, however, Apple says that games can not require the use of third-party...

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Tim Cook, Eddy Cue continue New York roadshow ahead...

Apple CEO Tim Cook and SVP of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue arrived at the Upper East Side Apple Store on Tuesday just hours before Cook is slated to make a guest appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

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Developers receive first Apple TV dev kits, promptly...

Apple made good on a promise to ship out Apple TV development kits to select developers this week, as some who were selected to take part in the early access program received their kits on Tuesday.

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Some users experiencing issues downloading iTunes...

According to several users around the web and Apple’s own System Status website, the iTunes Store has been experiencing issues throughout the day. Apple’s System Status webpage shows that the outage began around 3PM ET and lasted for an hour and a half before being resolved. Now, however, it appears that the iTunes Store is down yet again.

Apple says that “some users” are affected by the problem and that it is investigating the issues. shows that the outage became more widspread around 6PM ET, with users reporting issues downloading content, opening the store, and logging in. Apple Music content does not appear to be affected by these issues.

Users are also reporting that similar issues are affecting the App...

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Former Stanford professor makes $1.7M as Apple...

Fallout related to a civil suit against the dean of Stanford's Graduate School of Business this week reveals former professor James Phills was hired away by Apple University in 2012, where he earns more than $1.7 million per year as a full time faculty member.

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AWT News Update: September 15, 2015

It's iOS 9 Eve (not to mention watchOS 2 Eve), and lots of developers are busy getting their updates in ahead of the official launches tomorrow. Here's what we have for the news today:

  • iOS 9 will show up tomorrow, but you might want to hold back just a little while before upgrading
  • Lots of iOS 9 and watchOS 2 app upgrades are available today
  • Tim Cook chats a bit with John Paczkowski at Buzzfeed about... a lot of things
  • CBS is planning to launch its All Access service for the new Apple TV

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The Week in Mac Apps: iAWriter 3 brings more focus...

Writing tools for you and for your little ones

In this week’s roundup of new Mac apps, you’ll also find a way to keep your notes and audio in sync, a tool for sharing whatever is on your pasteboard, and everything you need to turn your kid into a pro writer.

Appresenter Studio 1.0.1

Min60’s $50 Appresenter Studio (Mac App Store Link) is aimed squarely at developers who want to make their marketing materials look great.

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∞ Stevie Wonder Carpool Karaoke

This is so awesome. I smiled all the way through.

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CBS plans to bring All Access service to Apple TV,...

CBS plans to bring its $5.99/month All Access subscription service, which offers a mix of on-demand TV shows and live streaming from local stations, to Apple TV and other platforms in the near future, a source with knowledge of the matter informed us.

Word that Apple TV is still in the company’s sights for the All Access service comes as it officially announces support for Google’s Android TV platform today and ahead of an official launch of Apple’s revamped Apple TV platform arriving in October....

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Facebook announces it is developing an empathetic...

After years of requests stemming from its user base of more than a billion people, Facebook will add a "dislike" button that will allow users to express empathy or sadness, rather than negativity.

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Fixing Garbled Fonts on Apple Support Pages

Several people in the TidBITS crew had been seeing garbled, overlapping fonts and weirdly rendered pages while browsing Apple support articles. Although we don’t know what causes the problem, solving it is easy in Safari and Firefox, and not terribly hard in Chrome.


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watchOS 2 + iOS 9 apps begin hitting the App Store...

With both iOS 9 and watchOS 2 set to be released tomorrow, Apple has already started releasing third-party app updates that take advantage of the new features in each software update. watchOS 2 for Apple Watch introduces native apps that run faster and have access to sensors, and iOS 9 introduces new split-screen multitasking and deeper Spotlight-integrated search capabilities. There are some of the watchOS 2 and iOS 9 apps we’re already starting to see hit the App Store:

Star Walk 2 (...

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Apple Pay now boasts more than 500 US banks thanks...

Apple on Tuesday added 46 US banks to its list of Apple Pay backers, putting the total over 500 for the first time as it prepares to roll out a series of further improvements to its mobile payment platform.

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PSA: Tim Cook is Stephen Colbert's Late Show...

After surprising Apple Store employees and customers in Manhattan on Monday, Apple CEO Tim Cook continues his tour through New York with a guest spot on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Tuesday night.

Colbert is front-loading his new show with high-profile guests, and Cook isn’t even the first big tech exec to land on the week-old program—Tesla chief Elon Musk and Uber CEO Travis Kalanick both appeared on the Late Show last week.

"Siri, put Apple CEO Tim Cook on my calendar for Tuesday, Sept. 15. Oh, and come up with some questions to ask him."

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Snapchat update adds new selfie Lenses + paid extra...

Snapchat is out with its latest update bringing new features and tricks to the photo messaging app. The release notes are short: Before you take a selfie, press and hold on your face for a surprise! That’s referencing the new selfie Lenses trick, which lets you apply some pretty wild effects to your face before sharing with friends. To use Lenses, just tap and hold on your selfie before taking a Snap. A facial outline appears as well as seven effects including that dramatically change up your selfie.

Some of these effects ask you to raise your eyebrows or open your mouth to work and include popping heart eyes and and rainbow vomiting blushed cheeks effects.

On its blog post,...

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Apple updates Pages, Keynote, and Numbers for iOS w...

Ahead of the release of iOS 9 set for tomorrow, Apple has started updating its iOS apps beginning with improvements and fixes for its iWork suite of iOS apps.

All three apps— Pages, Numbers, and Keynote—get an update today with “stability improvements and bug fixes,” many of which are likely related to the iOS 9 update arriving tomorrow. 

iOS 9 will officially arrive Wednesday, September 16th, for the iPhone 4s and later, iPod touch 5th generation and later, iPad 2 and later and iPad mini and later. The release follows Apple’s new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus...

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Unassuming iPhone 6s Could Knock Some Socks Off

Muffled by the rumors Apple TV had gone Hollywood and the giggles the Apple Pencil provoked, the latest additions to Apple's core product line -- the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus -- had to settle for a smaller share of the headlines coming out of last week's Hey Siri event.
Although the iPhones received less media attention this year, it was not due to any compromises over quality or lack of forward-facing features. For starters, Apple upgraded the iPhone 6s line to 7000-series aluminum.

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iPad mini 4 uses overclocked A8 processor faster...

Apple has engineered the iPad mini 4's version of the A8 processor to make it slightly faster than the original chip used in the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, a report said on Tuesday.

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iOS 9 adoption predicted to be faster than that for...

Crittercism, a mobile app intelligence platform provider, has created a predictive model for iOS 9 adoption and expects a 50% adoption rate by day 25, which is three days faster than iOS 8 reached the same level of adoption. iOS 9 is due for a Sept. 16 release.

This year's iOS release should be much smoother, says Crittercism. iOS 9.0 release's current crash rate of 2.77% is only 14.46% greater than last two versions, whereas iOS 8.0 had a crash rate of 3.48% during the equivalent time period.

A week after its release, Crittercism expects to see a 31% adoption rate for iOS 9, while iOS 8 saw a 35% adoption by the end of its first week. The mobile app intelligence platform believes this is because "public perception of upgrading has been a bit tarnished and users are becoming more cautious about upgrading."

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Apple Pay expansion continues with over 40 more...

Apple Pay compatibility in the UK grew by two major banks last week with the addition of Lloyds and Halifax, and today Apple has added over 40 to its list of participating issuers. Since launching in the United States nearly a year ago, Apple’s mobile payment solution has steadily been signing on and rolling out support for waves of new banks and credit unions around the country. These are the latest to join:

Amplify Federal Credit Union
Bank of the Ozarks
Branch Banking & Trust
Bridgehampton National Bank
Capital Educators Federal Credit Union
Centra Credit Union...

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Apple's Angela Ahrendts places 16th in FORTUNE...

Angela Ahrendts, Apple’s senior vice president of retail and online stores, places 16th on FORTUNE's "Most Powerful Women" list.

Here's what FORTUNE says about Anrendts: "Just over a year into her tenure as Apple’s retail chief, the former CEO of Burberry is making her mark on the $183 billion tech giant. Ahrendts spearheaded the retail launch of the Apple Watch, which has received mixed reviews. Her other focus has been integrating Apple’s online and retail divisions, as well as expanding its China presence. She’s being paid well to do it: The first woman on Apple’s management team took home a package valued at $73.4 million in cash and stock in 2014."

The FORTUNE list includes 51 women in technology, business and entertainment. This year, more than half of the list is made up of CEOs—the most it has ever had.

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Deals: Free AppleCare, free super drive & cash...

This week, readers can save between $300-$800 on the purchase of a new 15-inch MacBook Pro with AppleCare, each of which includes free accessories and delivers the lowest prices anywhere. Or get a LG 34" Curved WQHD display for a record low of $750.

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Apple working to boost cloud services with new,...

Apple has reportedly embarked upon a long-term internal project to unify the infrastructure that powers cloud offerings like Siri and Apple Maps, a sign that the company has begun to view services as a strategic lynchpin moving forward.

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Amazon’s Jeff Bezos unveils plans for rocket plant

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos on Tuesday unveiled plans to build a rocket manufacturing plant and launch site in Florida, a business that will compete against fellow tech billionaire Elon Musk’s SpaceX.

Bezos taking on Elon Musk.

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Tim Cook interview

John Paczkowski had 20 minutes with Apple CEO, Tim Cook, to discuss a number of things while he’s in New York.

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Review: Beaconic’s iBeacon kits let any store or...

I’ve been interested in iBeacons — proximity-based wireless transmitters — ever since they were first announced by Apple alongside iOS 7 at WWDC in 2013. The idea of walking into a store, restaurant, or other public space and receiving (opt-in) wireless notifications based on proximity to a Bluetooth sensor struck me as a potentially compelling next step forward for both retailers and smartphone users. Even more exciting was the opportunity to receive incentives, such as coupons or free apps, just for being in proximity to the store. iBeacons have been added to Apple Stores,...

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iOS users may eventually be able to remove unwanted...

Apple is looking at allowing iOS users to delete some preloaded apps, though others will probably have to remain, according to CEO Tim Cook.

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Creating complex icons with CSS

Coded CSS icons have some significant advantages over icon fonts or static images. CSS icons are a part of the DOM and unless you’re using a CSS icon library like Icono, they don’t require another HTTP request. Just like font icons, CSS icons can be colored by CSS and You can also animate the icons in an easy, smooth way without much effort.

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Launch Center Pro for iPhone adds launcher widget to...

Apple opened the door to new extensibility features on iOS with extensions and Notification Center widgets in iOS 8, but mixing app launchers with the swipe down Today view was quickly disallowed by the App Store as we saw around this time last year. That policy has since changed and we’ve seen developers able to build better widgets like Workflow’s recent update.

Launch Center Pro has been working on its own Today widget, which puts actions like opening the Instagram camera or messaging a specific contact a swipe down away from anywhere directly in...

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Apple grows operations in Lund, Sweden for work on...

Apple is reportedly expanding its operations in Lund, Sweden, where the company is now believed to be working on "advanced mapping technology" for unknown projects.

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3D Touch screen components add almost 11% weight...

Not that the current iPhone in your pocket is a weighty brick that threatens your spine every moment of every day, but the upcoming iPhone 6s and 6s Plus units may be a bit heavier.

According to Apple the 3D Touch display components account for the bulk of an 11 percent increase in weight over last year’s models, not the use of 7000 series aluminum as some have speculated.

The findings were located through Apple’s environmental reports for the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, which break down materials used by respective component weight.

The 3D Touch display comes in at 29 grams for the 4.7-inch iPhone 6s and 40g for the larger 5.5-inch...

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iPad Mini 4 performance preview: A 1.5GHz Apple A8...

A quick confirmation that the Mini 4 is using a 1.5GHz A8 with 2GB of RAM.

Andrew Cunningham

We've just gotten our hands on the iPad Mini 4, the new version of the tablet that Apple quietly introduced at its product event last week. Though we knew that the new tablet uses a dual-core Apple A8 chip rather than the faster tri-core A8X in the iPad Air 2, and we knew that the new tablet supported iOS 9's new Split View multitasking mode, Apple didn't get any more specific about the tablet's specifications.

To shed some light on the subject, we fired up Geekbench 3 and ran some tests. We can confirm that the tablet uses a 1.5GHz Apple A8 with 2GB of RAM, which is faster than both the 1.4GHz A8 in the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus and the 1.3GHz A7 in the iPad Mini 2 and Mini 3.


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The 1 Infinite Loop Apple Company Store reopens on...

For anyone who loves the Apple brand, there's literally no place on Earth like the Apple Company Store at 1 Infinite Loop in Cupertino, CA. It's an Apple Store, but unlike any Apple Store you've ever seen.

During trips to the Bay Area for business or personal travel, it's possible to pop into the Apple Company Store and pick up things you won't find elsewhere -- company logo clothing and merchandise of every possible type. Whether it's an Apple logo onesie for your favorite grandkid, an Apple water bottle for exercising or Apple hats for your softball team, the Store has it all. However, you usually can't buy the usual Apple products in those stores...

Sadly for visitors, the store has been closed since June, undergoing renovations of some sort. But this Saturday it's opening again, although nobody (except Apple) is sure exactly what changed in the store. 

It could be that the...

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Line rules, details for Apple Store iPhone 6s, 6s...

If you’re looking to snag an iPhone 6s or 6s Plus from an Apple Store during its launch next Friday, there are some rules you need to follow.

First off, like previous years, Apple will limit customers to purchasing only two new iPhones per day and you can only buy two per store reservation.

On the big day, Apple will once again close normal Genius Bar appointment services to dedicate as many people as possible, about 50% of specialists and Geniuses, to iPhone sales. Other initiatives like Personal Training will also be shut down for the launch period.

For those of you camping out, Apple is expected to queue waiting customers into two line for reservations and...

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This should be the rule, not the exception

Google Fiber gives you 1,000 Mb/s (that’s crazy fast) for about $70 per month. This should be the rule, not the exception.

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54% of owners in limited survey 'very satisfied...

Apple Watch owners generally love their smartwatch, according to new data from 451 Research.

The July 27-Aug. 4 survey, conducted by 451 Research’s ChangeWave service, focused on overall satisfaction, key likes and dislikes, and the impact Apple Watch is having on other markets. A total of 145 Apple Watch owners participated.

Overall satisfaction ratings (87%) are very positive for the Apple Watch. According to 451 Research, more than half (54%) of owners saying they’re "very satisfied" and 33% are "somewhat satisfied" with their new device. 

In terms of expectations, 28% of Apple Watch owners say their new smart watch exceeds expectations and 51% say it meets expectations. Whenowners of the device owners were asked whether they’d recommend their new device to a friend or colleague, 83% say they’re very likelyy (55%) or somewhat likely (28%) to do so.


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Apple to reopen their Infinite Loop company store...

A visit to the Infinite Loop company Apple Store has long been a pilgrimage for me. Looking forward to the reopen.

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Apple's 'Project Titan' car faces...

With an internal goal of 2020 to begin building its own car, Apple faces a number of roadblocks in automotive manufacturing, which could lead it to partnering with another company in its vehicular venture, a source has indicated to AppleInsider.

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You can’t turn off Apple Music in iOS

Kirk McElhearn makes the point that Apple Music is so well integrated into iOS that you can’t turn it off.

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Apple granted patent for generic media covers

Apple has been granted a patent (number 9,135,725) by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office for "generic media covers." It involves those, well, generic items you see on Apple's online stores, such as iTunes and iBookstore, for digital media items that publishers have submitted without a personalized cover.

According to the patent, a generic media cover can be generated for a media item by "hashing" a unique identifier of the media item that remains consistent throughout the life cycle of the media item. Music producers and publishers frequently add new digital media items for sale on the online store. 

However, newly added digital media items can sometimes be received without a media cover. This can happen because the artist/author didn't provide or didn't wish to provide a media cover. In these scenarios, the online store presents the digital media item to customers...

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Apple is reassigned a patent from Topsy Labs, which...

Apple has been reassigned a patent from Topsy Labs, a company Apple bought in 2013 for more than US$200 million. The patent (number 9,135,294) is for "systems and methods using reputation for influence scores in search queries."

Topsy Labs (, which specializes in tracking Twitter data, provides a full-scale index of the public social web and can “instantly analyze any topic, term or hashtag across years of conversations on millions of web sites.” The company provides targeted analysis of Twitter’s “firehose,” the stream of tweets posted to the microblogging service.

As a Twitter-certified partner, Topsy Labs examines tweets and other user data to track user sentiment, find influencers for specific subjects and measure the effectiveness of Twitter ad campaigns. Retailers tap into the Topsy API [application programming interface] to access data centers and search analytics tools.

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How to prepare your devices for iOS 9

Barring unseen developments, tomorrow should see the official release of iOS 9. Macworld put together this short take on getting ready for the upgrade.

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High end-fashion retailer, Burberry, makes a channel...

Burberry has announced a new streaming channel for Apple Music, marking the companies' first official product collaboration since Apple hired former CEO Angela Ahrendts to head its retail arm, reports The New York Times.

Burberry ( is a British luxury fashion house, distributing outerwear, fashion accessories, fragrances, sunglasses, and cosmetics. Ahrendts, Apple’s senior vice president of retail and online stores, was the former CEO of Burberry before joining Apple in September 2013. 

Burberry’s Apple Music channel will kick off with exclusive videos from emerging British artists that will be filmed at the Burberry Womenswear show. The show is scheduled to take place Sept. 21 in London.

Burberry has been commissioning work from and filming British recording artists since 2010 as part of its Burberry Acoustic...

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Jony Ive-designed Apple company store at 1 Infinite...

The Apple Company Store on its 1 Infinite Loop campus, which closed for major refurbishment back in June, will re-open at 10am on Saturday – the same day its first Belgium store opens. Apple announced the Grand Reopening on its retail site.

With Jony Ive now having responsibility for all aspects of design – including retail stores – it should be interesting to see how it’s changed.

The Company Store has always been quite a different experience to all other Apple...

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The Week in iPhone Cases: More cases for the iPhone...

New screen protectors, wallet cases, and classic shells for the iPhone 6s

Check out these elegant wooden designs from Miniot, classic protection from Speck, and many more cases for the recently announced iPhone 6s and 6s Plus!


Sturdy and lightweight, the Jewel (iPhone 6/6s, 6 Plus/6s Plus; $20) features reinforced corners and raised edges for an all-around protective little case.

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Google, Twitter Forge Open Source Publishing...

Google and Twitter reportedly are collaborating on an open source project that focuses on helping publishers bring instant articles to mobile phone subscribers. Facebook launched its Instant Articles feature earlier this year. The Google and Twitter team-up "is a very important development," said Zebra Social CEO Jordani Sarreal. "While Facebook is keeping the traffic on their site with Instant [Articles], Google and Twitter are trying to be more appealing to content creators in that they can keep their website data with their content."

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Sketchy supply-chain rumor says display panel...

A sketchy supply-chain rumor reported by Digitimes says that display panel shortages could limit this year’s sales of the iPad Pro to between 2.5 and 3M units.

iPad Pro’s IGZO panel is currently supplied by Sharp only, and LG Display will only be able to supply a small volume starting November, while supply from Samsung will begin in 2016. As a result, Apple is only able to start shipping the iPad Pro in November and its shipments will be between 2.5-3 million units in the fourth quarter of 2015, according to Digitimes Research.

This contrasts with KGI estimates of up to 5.5M sales this year....

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How to prepare your devices for iOS 9

iOS 9 officially launches Wednesday, bringing huge changes to iPhones, iPads, and iPods. But before you rush to upgrade, take some time to get your device ready. That way, if anything goes wrong during the install process—or if you decide you hate iOS 9—you can reverse your decision without losing any important files.

The good news: You won’t have to delete a whole bunch of apps to get ready to upgrade. Why? The new OS will do the deleting for you. Apple said at June’s Worldwide Developers Conference that iOS 9 will take up 1.3GB of storage—way less than iOS 8’s space-hogging 4.58GB. If you’re using a 16GB phone and don’t have any room to spare, iOS 9 will delete apps and then reinstall them after the update is done.

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How about Apple mini 'mom and pop' retail...

This will never happen, but I'm going to toss out the idea anyway: Apple should open small retail stores — Apple mini stores, if you will — in towns that are too small for the traditional, bigger Apple retail stores and Mac Specialists.

For example, take my hometown of Huntingdon, Tennessee, which has a population of around 4,000. It's way too small for a current model Apple retail store. However, what if there was a much smaller "mom and pop" operation that had every model of Mac, iPad, iPhone, iPod, Apple TV, Apple Watch, etc., to test drive, but which carried only a limited amount of stock on hand?

The Apple mini retail would serve as a showcase for Apple. Folks could come in and get a hands-on experience with our favorite tech company's products. For items that weren't in stock, consumers could order them, and the Apple mini store operators would get a cut of the sales.

This will never happen for a variety of reasons....

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The Fusion PCIe Flash Drive is ultra-tough, ultra-...

Sonnet's Fusion PCIe Flash Drive is a tough, pocket-size solid-state drive (SSD) storage device targeted as an "ultra-fast alternative" to portable SATA-based hard disk drives and SSD storage products. That's true; however, it comes at a steep price: US$499 for a 256GB version and $799 for a 512GB model.

If you can afford it, there's a lot to love. First, it's convenient. The Fusion PCIe Flash Drive connects to a compatible Mac (or, Windows machine, if you must) or at the end of a Thunderbolt device daisy chain by an attached 0.5-meter Thunderbolt cable. 

Second, it's extremely fast. Sonnet says the Fusion PCIe Flash Drive's performance is comparable to a multi-drive RAID storage system. I'd say their right. With it, I backed up 997MB of documents and 88GB of photos in less than 45 seconds. 

It's portable. Measuring 2.8 inches x 4.1 inches x 1 inch, the Fusion PCIe...

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Apple issued reassigned Topsy patent for reputation-...

Apple on Tuesday was reassigned a patent from Topsy Labs, the social analytics firm it purchased in 2013, covering a computer search system that cuts through the noise often found in crowdsourced recommendation services by surfacing search results based on user ranking and influence.

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Ultimate Ears Boom 2 Bluetooth Speaker: The best...

One of my absolute favorite Bluetooth speakers got a huge update today. The UE Boom 2 is an upgraded version of the iconic portable Bluetooth speaker from Logitech’s Ultimate Ears division. Originally released in 2013, the Boom set a new standard for Portable Bluetooth speakers with its “cupholder friendly” and colorful design, great acoustics, and iOS/Android apps.

In recent months UE has released a much...

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Monday September 14

Apple's 3D Touch displays make iPhone 6s, 6s...

According to Apple, 3D Touch display technology integrated into the new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus accounts for the bulk of an 11 percent increase in weight over last year's models, not the use of 7000 series aluminum as some have speculated.

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iPhone 6s & 6s Plus are 11% heavier than their...

Apple did something very uncharacteristic with the launch of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus – it made the devices both thicker and heavier than their predecessors. While many people attributed this weight gain to the new 7000 series aluminum the new iPhones use. It appears, however, that the weight gain is actually attributable to the new 3D Touch display.

According to figures revealed in the official environmental documents for the new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, the new display...

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Apple debuts four new Apple Music ads as it partners...

Apple today debuted four new ads for Apple Music via its YouTube channel. The ads, like the three debuted last month, focus on the service’s capability to help listeners to discover new music. The new ads feature musician Leon Bridges, singer songwriter Shamir, and rapper Flying Lotus. Apple also today announced a new partnership with Burberry that will see the company developing an Apple Music channel exclusively featuring British artists.

In her ad, Flo Morriessy performs her single “Pages of Gold” while playing the piano. The description for the video reads:”Introducing artists you didn’t know you couldn’t live without. Discover and connect with new music and the people who make it – artists like Flo Morrissey.”

Leon Bridges,...

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VLC’s app on the new Apple TV will let you play all...

Hot on the heels of Plex announcing its plans to build an app for the new Apple TV, the developers behind the popular media playback software VLC have announced that they too are planning to support the new Apple TV. While details on the app are sparse at this point, the VLC team announced in a blog post that they have started work on VLCKit for tvOS.

“Some code to build VLCKit for the new tvOS was merged,” the blog post reads. “It’s very early though, but we have video playback.” It’s unclear at this point how VLC will be implemented...

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Burberry launches Apple Music channel in first...

UK fashion house Burberry on Monday announced a new streaming channel for Apple Music, marking the companies' first official product collaboration since Apple hired former CEO Angela Ahrendts to head its retail arm.

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Apple shutting down transit app HopStop in October

Apple-owned transit app HopStop will no longer be available starting in October, according to a notice on the website.

HopStop will shutdown two weeks after Apple is set to release iOS 9 with new built-in transit directions in Maps. But whereas HopStop has public transit directions and routes for 113 U.S. cities, Apple Maps will have transit directions for only six U.S. cities: Baltimore, Chicago, New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Washington D.C. At least Apple users in China will be happy. In additional to the six American cities, Maps will support transit directions for 300 Chinese cities.

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Tim Cook visits NYC Apple Store, Apple Pay chief...

Apple executives are making the rounds following this month's big iPhone, iPad and Apple TV reveal, with CEO Tim Cook visiting a New York City Apple Store on Monday and Apple Pay head Jennifer Bailey scheduled to attend the upcoming Code/Mobile conference in October.

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Ahead of appearance on ‘Late Show’ tomorrow, Tim...

It was announced last week that Apple CEO Tim Cook would appear on CBS’s The Late Show and now the Apple executive has arrived in New York City for the show. As seen in a variety of images shared on Twitter, Cook today made an appearance at the Fifth Avenue Apple Store. While at the store, Cook mingled and took selfies with customers, essentially causing chaos in the packed retail store. Apple executive Eddy Cue also was at the store today.

Cook’s appearance at the Fifth Avenue Apple Store appeared to be a total surprise to customers, but it’s not...

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AWT News Update: September 14, 2015

Maybe everyone was sleepy after staying up early Saturday morning to order a new iPhone, but it was a slow news day. Today we cover:

  • Apple is expecting to break sales records for iPhone sales on an opening weekend
  • How to prepare for the iOS 9 update on Wednesday
  • Kardashians. Need we say more?
  • HopStop transit mapping service to stop

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Hi, I’m Steve Sande from Apple World Today, and this is the AWT News Update for September 14, 2015. Our sponsor this month is MacPaw, developers of CleanYourMac, Gemini, Hider 2, and...

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Latest Apple Music 'Discover' ads feature...

Apple on Monday unveiled four additions to its Apple Music "Discovery" series, which throws a spotlight on p and coming artists, featuring musicians Flo Morrissey, Leon Bridges, Flying Lotus and Shamir.

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Low: Live video texting [Sponsor]

Low is live video texting you can do from anywhere without being overheard. More fun than plain texting. Less awkward than video chat.

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iSkelter Tab lap desk -- an outstanding way to work...

iSkelter Tab Right WhiteBoard. Photo ©2015, Steven Sande

My iPad Air 2 lives in a keyboard case, but I don't find it at all comfortable to use it as a laptop device. Instead, I usually find myself either squirming into an uncomfortable position in a recliner to try to type and tap, or I give up and go sit at a table. That hasn't been the case since I had a chance to try out iSkelter's Tab (US$59.99), a handmade wooden lap desk that has changed the way I work with my iPad.


The Tab is a sturdy lap desk made of natural finish bamboo. With dimensions of 15 x 11 x 0.75 inches, it's thick enough that you can really get a good grip on it while carrying. That thickness adds some bulk to it -- it weighs 2.5 pounds -- but as you'll read later in this review, that's not necessarily a bad thing.

You can order the Tab in three...

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How-To: Quickly transfer your old iPhone’s files to...

Transferring files from your old iPhone to a new iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus isn’t difficult, but after a reader emailed about the many, many hours he expected to wait for the old-to-new iPhone transfer process to complete, I realized that his experience has become more common — even though it’s not necessary. Years ago, iTunes was the only (and fairly straightforward) way to transfer one iPhone’s contents to another. But now, between iCloud, larger device capacity sizes, and iTunes encryption options, there are certainly ways to turn a simple process into a day-long ordeal.

This quick How-To guide is designed to save you a wasted day by helping you select the best options in iTunes and get most of the work done ahead of time. I’ve used this process more times than I can count, and beyond working perfectly each time, it...

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Apple will ship new Apple TV hardware to select...

Apple on Monday began informing developers who won its Apple TV lottery that their new set-top boxes will begin shipping later this week, allowing them to build applications ahead of the October launch.

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