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Tuesday September 15

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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9to5Toys Last Call: 10 Mac apps including Toast 14...

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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.

According to...

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How to quickly transfer your old iPhone’s files to...
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

The text version is below, and you can view today's video here.

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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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Sponsorships available on The Loop

We have some sponsorships available on The Loop, including a last minute cancellation for this week that I’ll sell at a great deal. If you want to get your product or service in front of the wonderful readers of The Loop, get in touch with me.

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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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TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 14...

Notable software releases this week include Final Cut Pro X 10.2.2, Compressor 4.2.1, Motion 5.2.2, and ChronoSync 4.6.3.


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ExtraBITS for 14 September 2015

In our latest ExtraBITS collection, Josh Centers discusses Apple’s announcements on the Tech Night Owl podcast, the New York Times examines the rise and fall of Mac user groups, and Apple battles the U.S. government over encryption.


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The Dalrymple Report with Merlin Mann: Have You...

Jim and Merlin talk about procrastination, software privacy, and swap live-performance horror-stories.

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Replacing Google products

I understand that Macminicolo is looking for your business, but this article brings up some good alternatives if you want to get away from Google and its tracking.

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Apple begins notifying developers who won the Apple...

Apple has started emailing developers who won the Apple TV developer kit lottery today, according to several users on Twitter who received the message. Users who have been selected will be shipped a development model of the next-generation Apple TV to aid in the creation of their apps.

To claim the kit, developers need to login to the Developer Center by 5PM local time on Wednesday and agree to Apple’s terms and conditions. Once that’s been done, Apple will charge $1 to verify the developer’s billing address and then the device will...

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Apple's 'Project Titan' car...

The number of Tesla employees leaving the electric carmaker for positions in Apple's own vehicle group is beginning to affect Tesla's future product roadmap, AppleInsider has learned.

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The best iPhone 6s & 6s Plus cases available to...

iPhone 6s and 6s Plus are on their way with preorders kicking off over the weekend, so now is the time to buy a case for your new device in order to have it in time for an official launch set for later this month on September 25.

As is tradition, we’ve put together a roundup of the best choices for to protect your new iPhone with our selections of the best iPhone 6s and 6s Plus cases available to order now.

Speck ($34-$50):

Popular case maker Speck has its...

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Apple pictures the future with new cameras in the...

The iPhone has long been the most popular camera on the planet, and Apple has worked to make the lives of point-and-shoot manufacturers even worse --?and the lives of selfie hounds even better --?with the new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. AppleInsider took a look at the glass and silicon inside Apple's latest shooters.

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Speck CandyShell CLEAR delivers military-grade...

Speck CandyShell CLEAR case for iPhone 6/6s. Photo ©2015, Steven Sande.

In just 11 days, a lot of people are going to unbox nice, fresh iPhones. Whether you've selected the new rose gold iPhone 6s or will be rocking a space gray iPhone 6s Plus, you'll want to keep that iPhone scratch and dent free for as long as you can. With Speck's CandyShell CLEAR cases for iPhone 6/6s (US$34.95) and 6 Plus/6s Plus ($39.95), you'll be able to show off that glorious phone and keep it protected.


Speck has had years to perfect the design of thin, protective iPhone cases. The CandyShell CLEAR cases are proof that a case doesn't need to be thick or bulky to offer a heavy level of protection. Speck has certified the cases to meet or exceed the MIL-STD-810G drop test standards by using a hard polycarbonate...

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NASA May Move Microsatellites Magnetically

NASA earlier this month entered an agreement with Arx Pax to use its Magnetic Field Architecture technology in hardware that will let astronauts move tiny satellites without touching them. The Space Act Agreement marks a major milestone for Arx Pax, CEO Greg Henderson said. "It's exciting to work hand in hand with NASA's brilliant team of scientists and engineers." Henderson and his wife, Jill Henderson, last year launched a successful Kickstarter campaign to fund development of a functional hoverboard based on the technology.

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Apple’s retail store plans for iPhone 6s: how you’ll...

9to5Mac has obtained details about Apple’s launch plans for the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus on September 25th. Like previous years, Apple expects long lines for the new iPhone debut so has prepared a plan to help the process go smoothly …

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.

At about 6 AM, queuing...

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iPhone 6s and 6s Plus reportedly get 2GB RAM upgrade

The iPhone needed a RAM upgrade, and it’s no surprise that it finally got one. The 6s and 6s Plus now pack 2GB of onboard RAM, a boost from 1GB in last year’s models, according to some digging from developer Hamza Sood.

Not much of a surprise but Xcode confirms 2GB of RAM for the 6s (and 6s plus), and 4GB for the iPad Pro

— Hamza Sood (@hamzasood) September 13, 2015

That number isn’t official until we have hardware to take apart, because Apple doesn’t dive too deeply into tech specs, but Sood figured out the RAM total by running an iOS simulator in Xcode. He also confirmed the iPad Pro’s 4GB of RAM, accidentally...

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Kardashian sisters showing off their iPhone app at...

The SoHo Apple Store will be inundated with Kardashians and their fans at 2PM today for a “Meet the Developers” event. The session is billed on Apple’s website as a chance to “catch this preview of the Kardashian/Jenner sisters’ brand-new lifestyle apps that give fans unprecedented, personal access,” which is apparently something people want(?).

If you’re into whatever “lifestyle apps” are and also a fan of the Kardashians (a large percentage of our reader base, I’m sure!) you can drop by the SoHo store this afternoon.

showing off our new iPhone apps w/ my sisters at the Apple Store Soho, 2pm! Come see us!!

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Wozniak: Jobs wasn't fired from Apple, he left...

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History, as Steve Jobs had written it, has the Apple co-founder battling against a hostile board of directors and then-CEO John Sculley before being fired and heading off to found NeXT. That bit of common folklore has been refuted by Sculley, who earlier this year said "Steve was never fired. He took a sabbatical and was still chairman of the board. He was down, no one pushed him, but he was off the Mac, which was his deal - he never forgave me for that." Now Steve Wozniak has added fuel to the fire by posting a similar comment on Facebook.

Responding to a post by Robert Scoble regarding...

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iPhone 6 & 6 Plus cases will fit Apple's...

With only minor tweaks to the design of the iPhone 6, cases designed for last year's handset should properly fit the iPhone 6s series when it launches later this month, meaning upgraders won't need to buy new accessories.

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Apple discontinues combined Apple Watch + iPhone...


On the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus announcement day, Apple increased the pricing of its AppleCare+ protection plan from $99 to $129. We’ve since discovered that Apple has additionally discontinued its combined plans for the Apple Watch and iPhone. Since the launch of the Apple Watch earlier this year, Apple offered combined packages that allowed a customer to protect both devices on a single plan. Now, customers must purchase both plans separately. The combined packages did not bring any discount or value over purchasing the plans separately, so the discontinuation of the program does not come as a...

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KGI: iPhone 6s Plus constraints due to display...

While the 4.7-inch iPhone 6s on some U.S. carriers is still available for delivery on the September 25th launch date, nearly all of the larger, 5.5-inch iPhone 6s Plus models are now scheduled to deliver in 3-4 weeks for new orders. According to KGI Securities, this is not entirely due to high demand for the largest iPhone model. According to a new note from the firm, the constraints are actually due to supply problems with the 6s Plus’s backlight hardware:

We believe Radiant is receiving rush orders, because Minebea is having production issues. This tells us that Radiant is more skilled at producing backlight module for 6S Plus given its accumulated abundant experience supplying the backlight...

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AT&T Mobility head: Let's cool it with the...

Hoping to splash a bit of cold water on Verizon's 5G testing news, AT&T Mobility chief Glenn Lurie is promoting a "wait and see" approach for the next generation of wireless technology. "We're not at a point to be making promises or commitments...

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Apple shutting down HopStop transit app in October...

Apple acquired transit mapping startup HopStop in 2013 to help form the basis of the new transit mapping feature in iOS 9. Now, as is tradition when Apple launches a product based off of an acquired technology, Apple says it is shutting down the still-running HopStop app in October. This message was shared as a banner on HopStop’s website:

Unfortunately, Apple shutting down the HopStop service will create a gap in transit support. According to its...

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iPhone 6s Plus expected to be constrained at launch...

With preorders underway for the iPhone 6s and its larger counterpart, the 5.5-inch iPhone 6s Plus is expected to see limited supply at launch, due to apparent production issues related to the handset's backlight.

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Confirmed: 2GB RAM in new iPhones, 4GB in iPad Pro

Image via @hamzasood on Twitter

It looks like the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus and iPad Pro will all come with a heapin' helpin' of RAM. Thanks to developer Hamza Sood, who cleverly figured out a way to get the Xcode iOS simulator to display RAM amounts, it appears that the new iPhones will come with 2GB of RAM (double the amount in the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus) and the iPad Pro will have 4GB of RAM available (twice the RAM of the iPad Air 2).

Sood ran a small test application that contained three images that are included or excluded dynamically based on RAM available in a device. The app was run in the iOS simulator, which should produce results identical to those seen when running the app on a real device. 

We'll have to wait until iFixit does teardowns of the new iPhones and iPad Pro to see if Apple chose to switch to LPDDR4 RAM instead of the LPDDR3 RAM used in the current top-of-the-line devices. If so, that would make the memory in the devices a bit faster than...

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Plex's powerful media streaming is finally...

AirPlay support makes Apple TV’s a compelling streaming media option for anyone fully invested in Apple’s wider ecosystem, but the pint-sized set-top box suffers from a glaring hole for folks with a large library of locally stored music and movies: There’s no Plex app. Good news, media streamers! It’s coming.

ITWorld contributor Swapnil Bhartiya reached out to Plex co-founder Scott Olechowski after the unveiling of the new Apple TV and Apple’s tvOS operating system. Olechowski made it clear that Plex will finally land on Apple’s media streamer in the future.


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Google AdSense for iOS hits 3.0 w/ iPhone 6 & 6...

Google has this morning pushed an update to AdSense for iOS, bringing many features that other apps in the Mountain View company’s catalog received months ago. While it may not be the most popular app outside of publishing and creative circles, the AdSense app has today been updated with support for Native iPhone 6 and 6 Plus resolution, Material Design, and more.

Rounding out the update is support for Hindi and Malay, a new icon for the Home Screen, more metrics, and a today center widget. The last of these, in case you aren’t aware, is a new widget for the Today section of Notification Center. On it, you’ll find four metrics for quick access: Today so far, Page views, Clicks, and Page RPM. It also tells you when the widget was last updated.

While Google’s apps for iOS have...

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Microsoft unveils new Windows 10 devices on October...

Microsoft will host an event featuring new Windows 10 devices plus remarks from CEO Satya Nadella on October 6th in New York City. The briefing (fittingly) begins and 10AM ET. Microsoft is light on specifics, but it promises Windows 10 hardware, so...

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Cyanogen will get cozy with Microsoft's Cortana

You can use Microsoft's Cortana voice assistant on Android right now, but it's not really integrated with Android. There's only so much the developers can do when they don't control the operating system. If Cyanogen has its way, though, you'll soon...

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Tim Cook on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert...

Just a reminder to set your DVR.

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iPhone 6s, 6s Plus pre-orders begin, ship times slip...

The good news is that the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus handsets are now available for pre-order.

The bad news is that the one you wanted is selling like hotcakes and shipping times have slipped.

Several of the new iPhone models are now displaying shipping estimates of 2-3 weeks. Models in the new Rose Gold color are the most heavily affected, particularly in the United States.

In the United States, Rose Gold T-Mobile iPhone 6s Plus models in 64 GB and 128 GB capacities slipped to 2-3 weeks very soon after pre-orders began, and more recently the following models have also moved to 2-3 weeks as of 2 AM Pacific Time:

– Rose...

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TSMC rumored to be exclusive manufacturer for Apple...

Taiwan's TSMC is set to become the exclusive manufacturer of an Apple "A10" processor for next-generation iPhones, cutting Samsung out of the loop, according to a new rumor.

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The MacBook Air is on the path to extinction

Are the iPad Air’s days numbered? Really interesting article.

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Apple says iPhone 6s sales will beat last year'...

iPhones are more popular than ever before, even though the 6s and 6s Plus don’t look all that different from last year’s models. Apple said Monday that it expects to sell more than 10 million new phones on launch weekend, beating last year’s first-weekend record.

“Customer response to iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus has been extremely positive and preorders this weekend were very strong around the world,” Apple said in a statement to CNBC. “We are on pace to beat last year’s 10 million unit first-weekend record when the new iPhones go on sale September 25.”

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Only Apple can make the perfect stylus it once...

It’s all about the latency. Make the latency disappear and then developers can really go to town.

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Developer confirms 2 GB of RAM for iPhone 6s, 6s...

This is pretty clever.

Developer Hamza Sood was able to use asset catalogs associated with the Xcode 7 Golden Master to confirm the rumors around the iPhone 6s and iPad Pro RAM specifications. The catalogs confirm that the iPhone 6s has 2 GB of RAM, up from 1 GB in the iPhone 6, and the iPad Pro has 4 GB RAM, a 100% increase from the 2 GB in the iPad Air 2’s A8X chip.

RAM upgrades for the iPhones has been somewhat overdue, with many complaining apps have to relaunch too frequently on current hardware, especially on the iPhone 6 Plus. RAM affects how much app data the device can keep in memory at once. This is often seen through the number...

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Etsy helps sellers produce more by connecting them...

In recent months, Etsy announced a few new initiatives to make selling goods on its site a bit eaiser. Following crowdfunding and same-day delivery efforts, the online retail hub plans to take on manufacturing next. With a beta phase that'll begin...

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Nomad doubles down on Apple Watch with Pod Pro...

Perhaps best known for its excellent Stand for Apple Watch (reviewed here), Nomad Goods today unveiled Pod Pro — a more powerful sequel to its unique portable Pod charging dock for Apple Watch (...

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External Link: Josh Centers Evaluates Apple’s New...

Josh Centers once again joined The Tech Night Owl podcast to discuss Apple’s latest round of announcements. Josh explains why the fall event wasn’t a bore, why Apple is not a church, and why the debate over whether the iPad is a consumption or creation device was stupid. He also offers some advice for those considering an iPad Pro, and of course, delves into the new Apple TV.


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Apple Watch sales expand to John Lewis, Curry's...

British consumers will soon have two new options for buying an Apple Watch at retail as department store John Lewis and electronics chain Curry's will carry the wearable starting on Sept. 18.

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Need to track down a missing iPhone? The Duet can do...

I have a friend whose iPhone is always running away and hiding. At least that's what my friend says. The more jaded among might claim that she's the one who misplaces it, drops in a glass of water, and, well, you get the idea.

My friend needs Protag's US$29.99 Duet, a Bluetooth device designed to help you keep track of your smartphone. It automatically alerts you when your phone gets outside a 32-foot range of the device.

The Duet is compatible with both iOS and Android devices. It's a small tag that attaches to your keychain, bag, wallet — or slips into your pocket.

The Duet works both ways. Thanks to an app that you can download from the Apple App store, the Duet goes beyond a range of 32 feet from the phone that's with you, the phone will sound a notification that the Duet is missing. You can track up to 10 Duets from one phone, which is very handy for a multi-iPhone...

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Tidal kicks it old school by selling Prince CDs

Jay-Z's Tidal service may believe that streaming music is the future, but it's apparently willing to embrace the past... in certain circumstances, at least. Hot on the heels of launching his latest album on Tidal as a streaming exclusive, Prince is...

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Phil, Sir Jony, and Angela

Om Malik was at the Apple Event and had the chance to snap a few photos. Take a look.

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Apple: We are on pace to beat last year’s iPhone...
New iPhones on pace to beat previous iPhones'...

Apple says it's on pace to beat last year's iPhone first-weekend record. Apple shares rose in premarket trading following the announcement. 

"Customer response to iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus has been extremely positive and preorders this weekend were very strong around the world," the company told CBNC in a statement. "We are on pace to beat last year's 10 million unit first-weekend record when the new iPhones go on sale September 25. As many customers noticed, the online demand for iPhone 6s Plus has been exceptionally strong and exceeded our own forecasts for the preorder period. We are working to catch up as quickly as we can, and we will have iPhone 6s Plus as well as iPhone 6s units available at Apple retail stores when they open next Friday."

iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus pre-orders started began Saturday, Sept. 12, at 12:01 a.m. (Pacific). While most iPhone 6s Plus...

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New BMW CEO still willing to talk with tech firms...

BMW's newly-installed CEO, Harald Krueger, remains as interested in his predecessor in partnerships with Apple and other tech firms, reports said on Monday.

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Forget the Apple Car, I want my Apple Jetpack

Forget the Apple Car. I want an Apple Jetpack. According to CNET, Google X, the search giant's secret lab, once considered making a jetpack, but abandoned it due to a lack of practicality such as a too much noise and too little power.

Time for Apple to step up and show Google how it's done. Imagine the 2017 Worldwide Developer Conference when Tim Cook jet-packs onto the stage for the keynote. All that "he's no Steve Jobs" talk would vanish forever. 

Jony Ive could certainly come up with a breath-taking design. As for the battery life issue, that is a problem. But look at all the progress Apple has made with batteries in its iDevices and laptops. Heck, maybe Apple could buy Tesla, the electric car company (as the rumor mill has long claimed would happen), and take advantage of its battery advancements. 

As for the noise issue, our...

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Live Rugby World Cup scores are coming to London...

With the Rugby World Cup kicking off this week, Transport for London (TfL) is gearing up to play a big role in helping sports fans navigate to and from the city's three host stadia. However, that's not all it will do come Friday. The transport auth...

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Eric Schmidt: Apple Music's human curation is...

Every now and again, executives from the world's largest tech companies like to throw some thinly-veiled shade in the direction of their rivals. Depending on who you ask, Eric Schmidt's editorial for BBC News can be taken as a stinging attack on Ap...

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Apple video showcases the art & artists behind...

In the run-up to Saturday’s opening of the first Apple Store in Belgium, Apple has uploaded a video showcasing the artists behind the comic art it is featuring on the hoardings outside the store. Brussels is known for its comic art, with many young artists moving there to further their careers.

Apple asked 20 artists to each create five images to help tell the story of the city. The paintings are displayed along with the slogan ‘The creativity continues.’

Featuring local artists at soon-to-be-opened stores seems to now have become standard practice for Apple. We’ve seen calligraphy used in Hangzhou, a combined...

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Xcode confirms 2 GB RAM for iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s...

Benjamin Mayo, writing for 9to5mac, explains why this upgrade from 1 GB to 2 GB on the iPhone 6s and Plus matters.

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Apple says it is ‘on pace’ to beat 10 million...

In a statement to CNBC, Apple says it is on pace to beat last year’s iPhone record with the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus for opening weekend sales. This means Apple should exceed the 10 million unit record it set last year with the iPhone 6. Apple says that online demand for the larger iPhone 6s Plus is ‘exceptionally strong’ with the initial stock of units sold out globally.

“Customer response to iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus has been extremely positive and preorders this weekend were very strong around the world,” the company said in a statement. “We are on pace to beat last year’s 10 million...

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TomTom's RoadDNA system helps anyone build a...

TomTom has launched RoadDNA, a product aimed at bringing self-driving car tech to more potential developers. The system captures 3D roadside data from depth sensing cameras and compares it to a database of images, letting vehicles know their exact...

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