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Wednesday April 6

09:02
Gadget Ogling: Food Frenzies and Rollerblade Off-...


Of all the kitchen gadgets I own, the rice cooker is possibly my second-most favorite after the tea kettle. Sure, I could make rice in a pot, but the dedicated rice cooker makes it much easier to attend to other details instead of watching the pot. Xiaomi's pressurized version might prove even better. It recognizes the type of rice from a barcode scan and cooks it perfectly, keeping more nutrients locked in, since it won't let steam escape. It has a nonstick, cast iron pot that should help ensure even cooking.

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08:55
Facebook doubles down on live streaming with new...

It seems as if the revolution will be streamed, as social networking behemoth Facebook has chosen to drastically expand its live streaming features to make streams more interactive, easier to share, and more discoverable.

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08:39
Apple won't sacrifice profit margins to make...

When it launches in India on April 8, the iPhone SE will still command a 36 percent price premium there versus the U.S. -- likely keeping the device out of reach of most Indians, a report noted on Wednesday.

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08:35
Apple releases server-side patch to Siri bug...

A Siri-based vulnerability that allowed access to a user’s photos and contacts under the right conditions under iOS 9.3.1 has been patched server-side by Apple.

Shared recently by Jose Rodriguez, the vulnerability used Siri’s ability to access Twitter to find an email link or phone number, which could be pressed to open up an editable list of contacts even on a device that was locked. Through access to contacts, a user’s full photo library was also visible.

The vulnerability relied on Siri to perform a Twitter search and could give direct access to photos and contacts/ The...

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08:24
Apple fixes iOS lock screen bypass that gives access...

Apple has reportedly fixed a vulnerability that could have allowed hackers to bypass the passcode on iPhone 6s and 6s Plus running iOS 9.3.1 in order to access the address book and photos.

The bypass technique was discovered by researchers from German security firm Evolution Security and takes advantage of Siri's integration with apps like Twitter or Facebook and the new 3D Touch feature that's only available on the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus models.

On a locked device, attackers can call up Siri and ask to search for items that contain @ tags using Twitter, Facebook or Yahoo. Then they can locate a string like an email address and use the 3D Touch hard push to bring out the context menu for it.

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08:08
Facebook adds reactions, events support, and filters...

After expanding live video broadcasts to all Android and iOS users earlier in 2016, Facebook is rolling out a whole bunch of new features for Facebook Live.

The biggest addition is the ability to broadcast to a more select audience. Starting Wednesday, users will be able to broadcast live video within individual Facebook groups as well as Facebook events pages.

Facebook imagines that people will use live video in groups to share birthday parties with relatives that live far away, and other purposes that are specific to a subset of Facebook users. Events, meanwhile, can reach larger audiences for concert previews and live AMA sessions.

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08:00
Apple's new 4" iPhone SE continues to see...

Though it didn't have the hype of a new next-generation iPhone launch, the revamped 4-inch iPhone SE continues to see demand outstrip Apple's available supply, with most stores completely out of stock and new orders advertised not to ship for a few weeks.

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07:46
DisplayMate studies watching displays at night,...

For more than 50 years, people have been watching TV at night, often prior to going to sleep. This has only expanded in the era of devices, especially with the introduction of Apple’s iOS devices along with those of its competitors.

Worse, these devices, which tend to be set to a bright level, are now directly in front of the user, often less than two feet away at the time before use.

With that in mind, Dr. Raymond Soneira of DisplayMate has done an extended study and breakdown of Night Shift, Apple’s light shifting technology that’s recently made its way to the iOS.

With the rapidly increasing use of these displays, particularly at night, vision and sleep researchers discovered that watching a display at night can not only make it harder to fall asleep (up...

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07:00
Qubes' Xen-Like Security Requires a Leap of...


If you want an effective and different approach to computer platform security, turn to the Qubes OS. Be prepared to adjust your expectations and your computing comfort zone, however. The Qubes OS does not work the way other Linux distros work in adding extra layers of security. It is based on the Fedora Linux desktop but goes well beyond Fedora's approach. Designed around the concept of security by isolation, it achieves that goal by using domains implemented as lightweight Xen virtual machines.

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07:00
Opera's Ex-CEO Launches Vivaldi 1.0 For Power...

Opera co-founder and former CEO Jon von Tetzchner on Wednesday launched the v1.0 of Vivaldi browser. Vivaldi v1.0, which is aimed at "power users", is available to download from the company's website for Windows, OS X, and Linux platforms. The Norway, Oslo company has been working on it since 2013. Vivaldi offers a range of features such as support for Chrome extension, Tab Stacks, Rewind and Fast Forward, and built-in support for custom keyboard shortcuts and mouse gestures. There are plenty of other handy tools including the ability to check how much data a Web page has consumed in real time.


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06:58
Apple's iPhone loses ground in 'urban...

Apple's smartphone marketshare in "urban China" dropped 3.2 percentage points year-over-year during the spring quarter of 2016 -- marking the company's first such decline in the region since August 2014, according to research data published on Wednesday.

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06:52
Huawei's P9 flagship phone has a Leica-endorsed...

Thanks to its affordable and often feature-packed devices, Huawei has firmly entrenched itself as the third biggest smartphone manufacturer behind Apple and Samsung. Over the past six months or so, the company has added new handsets to its bigger-scr...

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06:29
Study says people get turned on by touching a robot...

We've known for a long time that some people like touching robotic butts and cannot lie -- sex-bots already exist, after all. But now a group of researchers from Stanford University have produced data that can back that up. Jamy Li, Wendy Ju and Byro...

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06:27
TextExpander 6 Adds Teams and Subscription Billing

TextExpander, the text expansion utility from Smile, has added support for teams, as well as a new Web site for managing your snippets. However, the utility now requires a monthly subscription fee.

 

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06:22
Amazon's flagship new Kindle e-reader may get...

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos recently teased on Twitter that a new “top of the line” Kindle e-reader would be coming next week, but it appears The Wall Street Journal has an early scoop on at least one new addition to Amazon’s latest e-reader. Amazon is getting ready to roll out a “higher-end” Kindle and a compatible case with a built-in rechargeable battery, the Journal says.

Heads up readers – all-new, top of the line Kindle almost ready. 8th generation. Details next week.

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06:00
Twitch is helping create a new eSports league

Twitch's list of competitive gaming partnerships is growing at a rapid pace. Following deals with the folks behind Vainglory and Rocket League, the broadcasting juggernaut is joining forces with leading eSports platform Faceit to launch the Esports C...

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06:00
Moleskine's latest pen and notebook instantly...

Moleskine's sketchbooks and pads have been a top choice for doodlers and notetakers for quite some time. The company also dabbled in the gadget world, including co-branded products with Adobe, Livescribe and Evernote that digitize physical drawings a...

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06:00
Forge makes livestreaming easier

About a month ago, my cousin asked for tips on livestreaming. He had OBS, the software of choice for many streamers, but he had a long way to go before his debut on Twitch or YouTube Gaming. OBS works, but it's complex for people just starting out, o...

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06:00
Moleskine's Smart Writing Set transforms pen...

Paper may never go away, but there are a slew of digital notebook alternatives that make managing notes more convenient, such as Evernote, OneNote, and Google Keep. To keep pace with its virtual rivals, legendary notebook maker Moleskine is adding yet another digital-physical hybrid to its Moleskine+ collection, which already includes “digital enhanced objects” such as the Livescribe 3 Smartpen Moleskine bundle and the Evernote...

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05:36
Apple using @AppleNews Twitter account to curate...

Zac Hall, writing for 9to5mac:

Apple appears to be taking its new Apple News app to the place that news often breaks (then spreads), Twitter. The Twitter handle @applenews has been dressed for the job for several months now although it’s been inactive before today and it isn’t yet marked “verified” by Twitter.

That’s now changed.

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05:28
∞ Bill Atkinson on the birth of the Mac

[VIDEO] Bill Atkinson is one of the members of the original Mac development team. He created MacPaint, the QuickDraw toolbox (the underpinnings of the Mac’s graphical interface), and HyperCard, just to name a few of his many accomplishments.

This is a great interview, with lots of nice little touches, like Leo LaPorte pulling out his original copies of Inside Macintosh, the bible for us Mac developers.

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04:58
Fortune poll: What is your favorite Apple product of...

Good question. My very first Mac, which I got in early 1984. Hard to match that purchase for pure product joy. But there are other choices.

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04:53
Apple’s market share in urban China fell for the...

Shopping analytics giant Kantar Worldpanel reports that Apple’s smartphone has experienced its first fall in market share in urban China since 2014.

“For the first time since August 2014, iOS share did not grow in urban China in the 3 months ending February,” said Tamsin Timpson, strategic insight director at Kantar Worldpanel ComTech Asia. “iOS declined 3.2 percentage points between February 2015 and February 2016.”

Kantar said that the increasing popularity of local smartphone brands was the main reason for the fall …

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Filed under: iOS Devices Tagged: Android, china,...

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04:53
Apple’s official iPhone service price list

Apple’s official pricing support page. Obviously, your warranty coverage will affect your price.

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04:48
Twitter wins NFL rights to stream Thursday Night...

Lots to process in this NFL announcement. But at the core is the fact that a worldwide audience will come to Twitter and to the NFL on Thursday nights. At least that’s the plan.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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04:29
A bargain Milanese Loop replica Apple Watch band on...

Karen Freeman, writing for WatchAware, ordered this Milanese Loop replica Apple Watch band on Amazon and gave it a rave review.

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04:24
Tesla, Apple, and disruption

Great article from Ben Thompson on Tesla, their game plan, and what it means to be disruptive. There are some nice Apple parallels in there too.

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04:15
WhatsApp turns on end-to-end encryption

Facebook-owned WhatsApp has strengthened the encryption of its widely used instant messaging app, a development that in theory makes it harder for law enforcement to gain access to communications.

WhatsApp’s founders said Tuesday that the application now implements end-to-end encryption, which means only authorized users can decrypt messages.

“The idea is simple: when you send a message, the only person who can read it is the person or group chat that you send that message to,” Jan Koum and Brian Acton wrote in a blog post. “No one can see inside that message. Not cybercriminals. Not hackers. Not oppressive regimes. Not even us.”

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04:09
Apple fixes Siri bug allowing access to Photos and...

If you weren’t paying attention, you may have missed this bug’s arrival and departure entirely. Interesting that Apple was able to fix this server-side. That is, Apple fixed Siri on their end, without you having to install an update.

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04:00
Sorry, Everyone: The iPhone SE is an apology to big-...


The iPhone SE atop an iPhone 5 and 5S.

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Here at Ars, one of the things we like to focus on in reviews is new technology. There are a few reasons: new stuff draws readers, new stuff is fast and shiny, and new stuff points the way to where technology is headed.

The thing about the iPhone SE is that there’s basically nothing that’s new about it. It’s a four-year-old phone design filled with six-month-old parts, and it’s the rare product that amounts to exactly the sum of its parts. You could almost write a review of it without laying hands on it.

So we’ll spend a little time...

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04:00
Smartphones replace personal computers as the go-to...

Limelight Networks, Inc., which specializes in digital content delivery, today unveiled the results of its annual State of Digital Downloads report, the latest in its studies of consumer perceptions and behaviors around digital content. The study found nearly half (45%) of consumers are more likely to download digital content of all types than they were a year ago. 

In just the past few months the smartphone has displaced the personal computer as the dominant device for the download and consumption of content. More users downloaded content onto Android-based smartphones (62%), while Apple’s iPad (used by 43%), was nearly tied with Android tablets (45%). As such, the Google Play store led the way as the prevalent destination...

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03:53
FBI says it doesn’t know if San Bernardino iPhone is...

Many were skeptical that the work iPhone at the centre of the San Bernardino controversy would prove in any way useful to the FBI given that the shooters left it untouched while destroying their personal phones, and so far that skepticism seems justified. Despite having had access to all the data on the phone for more than a week, the FBI has apparently not yet found anything of value.

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Filed under: iOS Devices Tagged: FBI, iPhone, San Bernardino ...

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00:00
PCWorld Show Episode 11

This week Jon, Melissa and Gordon discuss Nvidia's Pascal GPU, self-driving race cars?! And dig into Surface Phone, Surface Hub and HTC's Vive.

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Tuesday April 5

20:15
FBI lawyer refuses to say whether data extracted...

After engaging Apple in a high-profile court battle to unlock a terror suspect's iPhone, the FBI remains mum as to whether or not data gleaned from the device is "useful" to investigators.

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18:11
Apple ceases code signing for iOS 9.2.1 after...

Following the rollout of Apple's latest iOS 9.3.1 point release, the company on Tuesday stopped signing code for iOS 9.2.1, meaning users can no longer downgrade to the older operating system version.

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17:32
Following release of iOS 9.3 & 9.3.1, Apple...

As it generally does following the release of a new version of iOS, Apple this evening has stopped signing iOS 9.2.1 for all devices. This change comes two weeks after Apple released iOS 9.3 to the public and less than a week after the release of iOS 9.3.1, which squashed a handful of bugs that plagued the initial version.

more…

Filed under: iOS Tagged: Apple, iOS 9.2.1, iOS 9.3...

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17:00
Apple fixes Siri passcode bypass flaw and Night...

Early this morning, we told you about a new iPhone 6s passcode bypass vulnerability that allowed handlers to access photos and contact details without needing to verify with a passcode or Touch ID. The Lock screen vulnerability was made possible by Siri, and let users bypass the security provided by the Lock screen passcode and/or Touch ID.

If there’s a positive spin to put on such a vulnerability, it’s that fixes can be implemented server side without the need for an iOS update. Apple today has fixed the passcode bypass method by forcing Siri to request your Lock screen passcode whenever a user tries to search Twitter via Siri while at a secured Lock screen more…

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16:55
Apple fixes iOS exploit that granted access to...

Apple allayed customer concerns over a recently discovered iOS bug on Tuesday, noting an exploit that leveraged Siri and 3D Touch to gain unauthorized access to a user's Contacts and Photos has been fixed. However, the apparent server-side Siri update now requires a passcode or Touch ID authentication to search Twitter.

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16:36
Rise of ad blocking is the ad industry’s fault, says...

Bang on. If the industry had respected consumer wishes and respected their customers, we wouldn’t have the proliferation of ad blocking and ad blocking blockers resulting in a virtual arms race of Us vs Them.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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16:12
Apple News starts promoting stories on Twitter

All the news that’s fit to tweet?

Apple News now has a Twitter account dedicated entirely to promoting stories from the app’s publishing partners like CNN and Wired. @AppleNews began tweeting on Tuesday morning, promising to deliver “top stories & great reads from your favorite publishers, curated by our U.S. editors.” There is also an Australian version that you can follow: @AppleNewsAU. This seems to be Apple’s latest effort to attract new readers to its fledgling News app released last year as part of iOS 9.

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15:24
HP Debuts Skinniest Laptop Ever


HP on Tuesday unveiled its latest challenger to Apple's laptops, touting it as the thinnest laptop in the world. At 10.4 mm, the HP Spectre's chassis is as thin as a triple-A battery, the company noted. The Spectre is powered by Intel Core i5 and i7 processors and weighs in at 2.45 pounds. It has a 13.3-inch Gorilla glass display, and stereo speakers from Bang & Olufsen. The new line "carries some of the thin design and high-end finishing touches that HP introduced in its EliteBook Folio," said tech analyst Charles King.

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15:02
Roundup: The best cases you can buy for Apple's...

Looking for a new case to safeguard your brand new iPhone SE? AppleInsider has rounded up a list of accessories to keep your 4-inch Apple handset shiny and ding-free.

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14:58
HP Says It Made the World's Thinnest Laptop

An anonymous reader writes: HP claims that its Spectre laptop, unveiled April 5, is the world's thinnest laptop. It measures 10.4mm thick or 0.41 inches. That would mean that it's slimmer than the 12-inch MacBook (0.52), MacBook Air (0.68 inches) and Dell XPS 13 (0.59 inches) at their thickest points. It's also thinner than the 0.52-inch Razer Blade Stealth. The new notebook is equipped with an advertised nine-hour battery life, 13-inch HD 1920 x 1080 resolution display, and sixth generation Intel Core i5 or i7 processor. The Spectre will be available for pre-order on April 25 for $1,169.99 before it hits Best Buy stores on May 22 for $1,249.99.


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14:56
Bernie Sanders bemoans Apple's overseas supply...

In a recent interview, candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination Bernie Sanders took issue with Apple's reliance on Chinese manufacturing partners, a position voiced earlier in the campaign cycle by Republican demagogue Donald Trump.

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14:34
Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders calls on Apple...

As the United States heads full speed into election season, Apple has been a topic of conversation for a variety of reasons thus far. Republican candidate Donald Trump has said that he will “get Apple to start building their damn computers and things in this country,” while he also last month called for a boycott of Apple when it refused to comply with the FBI’s request for help unlocking the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino gunmen.

Now, Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders has commented on Apple in a new interview with...

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14:20
Smile updates TextExpander and switches to...

Smile Software is changing practically everything about TextExpander except what TextExpander actually does: Letting you save chunks of text or other data as “snippets” that are automatically inserted when you type an abbreviation. The new version of the beloved utility is aimed at more seamlessly sharing snippets among teams, there’s a new web portal at TextExpander.com to manage your snippets online, and it’s even expanding to a new platform with a beta version of TextExpander for Windows.

But the other big change is to the purchase model. Previously, you paid for a TextExpander license up front, with upgrade pricing available if you already owned a previous version. With the new TextExpander, Smile is moving to a subscription model with two pricing tiers. After a free 30-day trial, the “Life Hacker”...

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14:00
AWT News Update: April 5, 2016

The AWT News Update has news about News. No, really. That and some other interesting short new bits.

  • Apple opens up @applenews on Twitter, highlighting top stories on the service
  • Are you a fan of Apple Music? Check out the 2 hour, 30 minute long 40th Anniversary playlist that has been published by the company
  • French consumer watchdogs want to fine Apple €48.5 million for having carrier contracts that are "too strict"
  • WhatsApp has turned on end-to-end encryption for its services
  • The Google Play app store let the Taliban sell a propaganda app

Text edition of the podcast is located below.

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13:54
Notable apps and app updates for April 5, 2016

On a regular basis, Apple World Today posts a list of notable new apps or app updates that have been released. They may not necessarily be new, but they're popular and deserve mention. Here are today's picks.

Mac OS X Apps/Updates

Boinx Software has announced FotoMagico 5, an update to its slideshow creation tool for OS X. 

The app lets youcreate customized slideshows, mixing photos with movies and audio. Version 5 features upgraded professional 4K slideshow capabilities, a new audio editing interface and advanced animation features.

FotoMagico 5 requires OS X Yosemite or El Capitan. It costs $49.99. FotoMagico 5 Pro is available for $99.99. Existing customers can upgrade to FotoMagico 5 Pro for $49.99 from FotoMagico 4, and $74.99 from FotoMagico 3. Existing customers who previously purchased FotoMagico 4 in the Mac App Store will be able to upgrade to...

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13:34
Popular messaging app WhatsApp boosts security with...

Facebook on Tuesday announced that WhatsApp, its popular mobile messaging service, is now using end-to-end encryption for all communications, not just one-on-one text exchanges and VoIP calls.

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13:01
Twitter adds a Message button so you can quickly...

Since its inception, Twitter has been a very public forum. But now, Twitter wants to be a player in private messages.

On Tuesday, Twitter began rolling out a new Message button that you will see underneath each Tweet on your Timeline, right next to the Retweet and heart icons. Tapping on the Message button launches a Direct Message to share that Tweet privately with another Twitter user. The new feature will be available to both iOS and Android users by updating the Twitter app.

According to Twitter product manager Somas Thyagaraja, this new messaging button stemmed from user-feedback after the number of Twitter DMs grew by 60 percent in 2015. In just the latter half of last year, the number of DMs with Tweets shared privately grew even more, by 200 percent.

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13:00
The Week in Mac Apps: Tune out distracting noises...

...plus, a diary app, clean-up utilities, and more

This week’s roundup of new Mac apps features Noizio, an ambient-noise app to help you stay productive. Plus, check out Fantastical’s new update, and more. Read on!

CleanDisk - Free Your Disk Space, Clean Cache, Remove Logs 1.0

Solaz Dazen’s $4 CleanDisk (Mac App Store Link) keeps your hard drive in top-notch shape by freeing up valuable space.

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12:39
Apple Music celebrates the company’s 40th birthday...

Apple Music is celebrating Apple’s 40th birthday with a special playlist, “Apple 40,” that includes forty songs from various Apple ads to “celebrate 40 years of ideas, innovation and culture.”

Songs are included by such artists as the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Gorillaz, Adele, Mary J. Bilge, Coldplay, Alabama Shakes, Bob Dylan, and Elvis Presley. The playlist has about two hours and 30 minutes of tunes.

Cases For The Brand-new iPhone SE Are Now Available at OtterBox.com!

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12:33
Apple starts Twitter feed to promote articles for...

As noted by AppleInsider, Apple has inaugurated @applenews, a Twitter feed dedicated to promoting "top stories and great reads" from the Apple News app for iOS.

Highlighted content is curated by Apple's U.S. editorial team, according to the first post on the feed. Though Apple has controlled the account for months, there was no content posted until today, according to AppleInsider.

Apple News rolled out in September 2015 along with iOS 9. It replaced the Newsstand app. Apple says that “articles are pulled from a wide range of sources, from top news organizations to indie publications.” So when is News coming to the Mac?

20% Off The Pad & Quill Luxury pocket stand - American cherry

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12:00
Apple opens official Apple News feed on Twitter to...

Apple on Tuesday inaugurated @applenews, a Twitter feed dedicated to promoting "top stories and great reads" from the Apple News app for iOS.

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11:24
Starz arrives on iOS, Apple TV as standalone service...

No longer will fans of "Ash vs. Evil Dead" be forced to keep a cable subscription or pony up to purchase full seasons, as premium content network Starz has become the latest company to join the on-demand content fray.

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10:58
Killer Deals: Apple's 13" MacBook Air for...

For the next 6 days only, readers can grab the lowest prices we've seen all year on Apple's current 11-inch MacBook Air (Early 2015), 13-inch MacBook Air (Early 2015), and a well-equipped 21.5-inch iMac (Late 2013). All include free expedited shipping and no tax outside NY.

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10:27
France says Apple owes 48.5 million euros for unfair...

France's competition, consumer, and fraud agency -- the DGCCRF -- has reportedly launched a court case against Apple seeking 48.5 million euros ($55.3 million), saying the company is maintaining unfair carrier contracts that grant it too much control.

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10:23
T-Mobile offering $200 off any iPad (incl. 9.7-inch...

T-Mobile is kicking off a new iPhone and iPad promotion tomorrow that will let you get 50% off up to $200 on a new iPad when you purchase any iPhone on one of T-Mobile’s installment plans.

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Filed under: iOS Devices Tagged: iPad, iPhone, T-Mobile ...

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10:19
Apple News team now using Twitter to promote curated...

Apple appears to be taking its new Apple News app to the place that news often breaks (then spreads), Twitter. The Twitter handle @applenews has been dressed for the job for several months now although it’s been inactive before today and it isn’t yet marked “verified” by Twitter; Apple execs Eddy Cue and Roger Rosner are among those that follow the account, however, which suggests it’s an official Apple property. Here’s the first tweet that was shared today:

Follow us here for top stories & great reads from your favorite publishers, curated by our U.S. editors.

9to5Mac reported based on job listings last summer that Apple’s News app will employ human editors to curate stories featured within the app, and Apple recently started promoting the editor’s pick section within the app...

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10:14
Twitter app adding inline direct message sharing...

Twitter is rolling out a new ‘feature’ to its iOS app today, prioritizing Direct Messages in the timeline by adding a prominent icon inline to tweets in the timeline. Tapping the new Direct Message button opens a new message with one of your Twitter followers, linking the tweet from the timeline as the starting point of the conversation. In the blog post, Twitter says updates for the app are rolling out from today.

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Filed under: AAPL Company, iOS, iOS Devices, Tech Industry Tagged: app,...

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09:54
Former Apple execs form NextEquity, a venture...

Fred Anderson, former Apple chief financial officer, and Avie Tevanian, former Apple senior vice president of Software Engineering, are teaming up in a new venture capital fund dubbed NextEquity, reports Bloomberg.

NextEquity is a play on NeXT, the company Jobs started after he was ousted from Apple in 1985. Tevanian said the Menlo Park, California, firm has already made a few investments but declined to name them. The goal is to back tech start-ups.

Anderson was executive vice president and chief financial officer at Apple from 1996 to 2004. His responsibilities at Apple included oversight of the company's controller, treasury, investor relations, tax, information systems, internal audit, facilities and human resources operations.

Fred Anderson

Tevanian a long time friend of Steve Jobs, was senior vice president of Software Engineering at Apple from 1997 to...

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09:38
Why all printers suck (even the best ones)

Having used home and small office printers for over 25 years, it’s hard to argue with their premise. I have an Epson R2000 printer I love – when it works. But I dread having to print something on it because I know, even if I printed just fine yesterday, some problem will crop up when I use it today to make me waste time, energy, paper, and ink troubleshooting it.

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09:36
Sony’s Remote Play feature for playing PS4 games on...

If you’ve been holding out since last November when we first learned that Sony had plans to let gamers play PS4 titles on Mac, your time has finally (almost) arrived. Sony has already tested the 3.50 update with PS4 owners trying the beta although the pre-release version lacked Remote Play for Mac, but tomorrow that feature will be included in the public release for all PlayStation 4 owners.

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Filed under: Mac Tagged: gaming, Mac, playstation 4, Sony...

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09:31
9to5Toys Last Call: Apple TV 4th gen $109, Spigen...

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09:30
Apple might bake Force Touch into Magic Mouse 3

Apple’s Magic Mouse 2 debuted last year with just one noticeable difference over its predecessor: a weirdly placed Lightning port for recharging. Otherwise, there’s not a whole lot of magic going on. But that could change in the next version of the mouse if a patent just granted to Apple is any indication.

The patent, first spotted by Patently Apple, covers a Magic Mouse with Force Touch sensors that would add a slew of new functions without any extra effort on your part. The sensors would recognize different levels of clicks—a normal one and a deeper one that would unlock features, like the Apple Watch does.

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09:20
Sphero’s BB-8 can be your screening buddy for Star...

Sphero’s BB-8 droid is learning a new trick in time for the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Blu-ray release. Users can now set up the toy hover-droid to react in sync with the film, whistling and whirring at all the appropriate moments.

This does take some dedication, however. As Gizmodo notes, users will want to keep their smartphones plugged in, because the BB-8 companion app must run throughout the movie and listen for audio cues via the phone’s microphone. (The app also chimes in with its own fun facts and movie details as you watch.)

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09:00
Tomorrow's PS4 Update To Add Game Streaming for...

An anonymous reader cites a report on Polygon: The PlayStation 4's newest software update will be out tomorrow, April 6, adding PC remote play capabilities, a new live streaming channel, and several improvements to its social networking features, among others. With the update, the PS4 will support remote play on PCs running Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 or later and Mac OS X 10.10 and 10.11.You can read more about it on PlayStation's official blog post.


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08:48
Apogee releases its most affordable full-featured...

From 9to5Toys.com:

Apogee, one of the leading audio interface companies in the business, has just released its most affordable option for Mac yet. The new ONE for Mac is very much based on the company’s small-footprint ONE interfaces, but this time with a more focused approach just for Mac users. While you wont get the dual functionality of the...

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08:43
Starz embraces standalone streaming with $9 per...

Premium TV network Starz is joining rivals such as HBO and Showtime in offering a standalone streaming service.

The streaming version of Starz costs $8.99 per month, with subscriptions sold directly through iOS devices, Apple TV, and Android devices. Subscribers can stream Starz TV shows and movies on-demand, and can also download videos to iOS and Android for offline viewing, though the app does not offer a live feed of Starz’ cable channel, Variety reports.

Once users have signed up, they can also access Starz on the web from a PC or Mac. The company is aiming to support other devices and platforms in the future.

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08:40
Following Apple’s lead with iMessage, WhatsApp rolls...

Although the battle over encryption between the FBI and Apple has currently subsided, the issue of privacy and security in technology continues. Today, WhatsApp is announcing that all messages, photos, phone calls and videos sent over its messaging app will be encrypted end-to-end. This means that no one can access any communications apart from the people in the conversation. This means if WhatsApp is subpoenaed by government for information, WhatsApp will not be able to help them as it simply cannot help them.

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08:30
DoBox Kickstarter: A portable wireless dock

Despite having had a string of bad luck with crowdfunded projects, I'm still a huge fan of Kickstarter and Indiegogo One of the latest concepts to catch my attention is DoBox, a portable wireless dock for Apple devices. The DoBox project is currently 62% funded with 25 days to go, and this is one project that I think a lot of Apple fans will be excited about.

The DoBox features a micro-USB port to charge it, as you can take it anywhere with you to charge up your iOS devices with an internal 5000 mAh Li-ion battery. Next, there's a 3.5mm jack for headphones or speakers, an HDMI output for connecting your iPad or iPhone to any monitor, a pair of USB ports, and even an Ethernet connection. What would you need an Ethernet port for? Well, DoBox is also a Wi-Fi router. There's also a micro-SDHC card reader, and 32GB of internal storage for those movies or...

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08:26
France competition watchdog says Apple owes carriers...

According to a report from BFM.TV (via iphone.fr), France’s Directorate General for Competition, Consumer Affairs and Fraud Control (DGCCRF) has launched a case before a court in Paris claiming Apple owes 48.5 million euros. The complaint points to clauses in contracts Apple has with mobile operators in the country that the DGCCRF, a governing body under the Ministry of Finance, claims are illegal and essentially provide Apple with too much power over the carriers.

The DGCCRF outlined 10 clauses in Apple’s contracts specifically that it wants the company to remove. The clauses relate to stipulations Apple enforces including the amount of product carriers must order, advertising requirements, mobile plans and other guidelines the carriers must follow in order to sell iPhones. Other...

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08:24
Security hole in iOS 9.3.1 could offer access...

If you’re running iOS 9.3.1 and gave Siri access to your Twitter information as well as yourContacts or Photos, this is something worth looking into.

A video surfaced online yesterday purporting to show a vulnerability in iOS 9.3.1 that allows anyone to access photos and contacts on a locked iPhone without having to enter a passcode.

The YouTube video, uploaded by Jose Rodriguez, depicts a user performing a Siri search followed by a series of relatively simple steps, one of which involves 3D Touch, limiting the exploit to iPhone 6s and 6s Plus devices.

The procedure starts by invoking Siri on the locked phone by holding the home button or using the “Hey, Siri” function, and then asking the personal assistant to...

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08:23
Lawrence Livermore Lab Buys Brainy IBM Supercomputer


IBM last week announced that Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has purchased its TrueNorth processor-based cognitive computing platform. The purchase included an end-to-end ecosystem and a multisocket host node. The lab will build a supercomputer based on the platform to see how neural networks might be used in the U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration's cybersecurity program. The NNSA's Advanced Simulation and Computing Program will conduct general computing feasibility studies using the supercomputer.

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08:03
Apple Pay now supported by Barclays, all major UK...

Apple appears to have locked down Barclays and the major UK banks for Apple Pay.

Barclays has announced that the bank has finally gone live and launched its support for Apple’s mobile payments service. This means that every major bank in the UK now supports Apple Pay, a big win for a country that already has wide availability of contactless merchant terminals in many stores.

Barclays customers can open the Wallet app on their iPhone and configure Apple Pay for their account on any iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus and the new iPhone SE.

Users can also configure Apple Pay to the Apple Watch, allowing customers with older iPhones to use Apple Pay through their wearable. To set up Apple Pay for Apple Watch, open the Watch app on the paired iPhone and follow...

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07:44
PlayStation 4 brings Remote Play streaming to PC and...

Sony is expanding the PlayStation 4’s Remote Play feature to PC and Mac, letting users stream their console games to laptops and desktops.

The new feature is part of a PlayStation 3.50 software update that’s set to launch on Wednesday. After getting the update, PS4 owners can download the Remote Play PC installer from Sony’s website.

To stream games, users will need a PC running Windows 8.1 or higher, or a Mac running OS X 10.10 or higher. A DualShock 4 controller must be plugged into the computer via USB.

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07:21
Refurbished and old models of iPhones only way for...

Apple’s strategy to sell refurbished and older models of its iPhone in the Indian market may be the only way the company can sell its phones in volumes in the country.

Indian users are very price-sensitive and the market for the high-end phones sold by Apple cannot be large, said Kiranjeet Kaur, research manager at IDC Asia-Pacific.

The Chinese experience cannot be replicated in India because per capita incomes are not very high in the country, Kaur said. Import taxes on smartphones are also high and the U.S. dollar has been strengthening against the Indian rupee.

Apple has invested in distribution channels in more cities in the country, and started selling old models of its phones. Still, it sold less than 1 million phones for a 3 percent share of the Indian smartphone market in the fourth quarter, Kaur said.

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07:16
Twitter signs deal to stream Thursday night NFL games

Twitter just cemented its reputation as the social network for sports fans. Twitter just won the rights to stream 10 Thursday night football games for the 2016-2017 NFL season with originating broadcasts from CBS and NBC. The games will also be simulcast on the NFL Network, which the league calls a “tri-cast” distribution model that covers broadcast TV, cable, and online.

The broadcasts will be free and won’t require cable authentication or a Twitter account. The games will be only half the show, however. Twitter also plans to continue distributing NFL highlights as it does now, and there will be pre-game Periscope broadcasts from individual players and teams.

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06:38
STARZ premieres subscription streaming app for iOS...

Cord-cutters, take note. STARZ has launched its “STARZ” digital retail service, providing STARZ streaming subscriptions directly to consumers and offering what the company says is the first-ever download capabilities from a premium pay TV streaming service.

For $8.99 per month, you can have access to more than 2,400 selections each month, including STARZ series ranging from “Outlander,” “Power” and the upcoming “American Gods” and other TV content, to Hollywood hits and movies including Avengers: Age of Ultron and, later this year, Star Wars: The Force Awakens. In celebration of the launch of the new STARZ app, the second installment premiere episode of the STARZ hit series, “Outlander,” will be made available beginning April 7 for streaming and download in advance of its official premiere on STARZ on April 9 at 9PM ET/PT.

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06:00
Here’s a video of Apple’s ‘next gen’ retail store

Apple retail stores are trendsetters within the larger retail industry. They’re also highly successful, earning top spot among U.S. retailers for sales per square foot.

For months, Apple enthusiasts and other interested parties have been waiting for the opening of the “next generation” Apple Store. Well, it’s here.

The anticipated store just opened in Germantown, Tennessee (Germantown is a suburb of Memphis). Field Agent, which specializes in location-specific auditing and research, dispatched several Agents to the new Apple retail store. Here's a video from a visit to the store, as well as some other feedback from their trips.

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05:38
Barclays finally adds support for Apple Pay

While Apple Pay has been available in the U.K. since July of 2015, one of the biggest banks in the country hasn't offered its customers the ability to use their credit cards with the touch-free payment system. Until now. Barclays has finally added support.

Barclays cardholders can set up Apple Pay through the Wallet app on iOS 8.1 or later. Bank-issued cards can be scanned or added manually by tapping the "Add Credit or Debit Card" option. Apple’s mobile payment system is also supported at Bank of Scotland, First Direct, Halifax, HSBC, Lloyds Bank, M&S Bank, MBNA, Nationwide, NatWest, Royal Bank of Scotland, Santander, Tesco Bank, TSB, and Ulster Bank in the United Kingdom.

Apple Pay is compatible with the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone SE, iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, and Apple Watch.

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05:28
Apple’s only retail store in Iowa is getting a major...

The Apple Store at Jordan Creek Town Center in West Des Moines, Iowa, is getting a major makeover,” according to The Des Moines Register. It’s Apple’s only retail store in the state.

Apple is taking over the former Brookstone space to its west, and the Clarks shoe store to the east. The expansion will nearly triple the size of the often crowded store. Apple will be temporarily housed in a space across from the construction in a storefront formerly occupied by New York & Company, which recently closed, Randy Tennison, general manager of the mall, told the Register.

Construction on the new Apple Store will take about five months, he added.A building permit issued by West Des Moines listed the value of the construction project at $3 million. The new store will be about 7,160 square feet. There's no word yet on whether...

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05:19
Fundraising campaign underway for Apple engineer...

Longtime Apple engineer, François Jouaux, 46, of Woodside, California, died Sunday when an allegedly drunken driver crossed the double-yellow line on La Honda Road in Woodside and hit him head-on, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Francois worked more than 20 years at Apple, most recently as a manager of a team within the Maps group. There’s a fundraising campaign for Jouaux’s family to help with the immediate expenses they will face and to providing a memorial for him.

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05:00
Drobo adds secure remote access with myDrobo, Drobo...

Owners of Drobo devices already know just how powerful the BeyondRAID boxes are, but until now, it’s been difficult to access all of that storage securely from a remote location. Today Drobo announced myDrobo and DroboAccess, two services for Drobo 5N and Drobo B810n Network Attached Storage (NAS) that provide secure remote data access to data and DroboApps that are running on the devices.

To start with, myDrobo is a DroboApp that runs on either of the two supported Drobo boxes, providing end-to-end encryption of data at a unique URL. For example, let’s say AWT has a massive Drobo B810n with about 64TB of total storage (we don’t…). We could flip on the myDrobo app with one click, do some fast configuration, and then have access to our storage through AWT.mydrobo.com...

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04:44
Facebook takes a guess at what's in pictures to...

With images an ever-growing proportion of what we share on social networks, Facebook fears that users with visual impairments may be missing out.

Beginning Tuesday, the company is tweaking its timelines so that users of screen readers can hear not just the text on a page, but also a brief description of what any images may contain. Until now, they’ve heard only the name of the person who posted the photo.

To describe the images, Facebook built a computer vision system with a neural network trained to recognize a number of concepts, including places and the presence of people and objects. It analyzes each image for the presence of different elements, and then composes a short sentence describing it that is included in the webpage as the “alt” text of the image.

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04:30
Photo Slideshow for Mac lets you easily create...

You can create some pretty sweet slideshows with Photos. However, if you want even better, more intricate, results, check out iFunia Studio's Photo Slideshow for Mac. It's a tool for combining digital pictures and music into home movies and slideshows complete with captions and transitional effects.

The folks at iFunia say Photo Slideshow lets you create slideshows with unlimited photos and audios. That's a bit of an exaggeration; after all, one with unlimited data would run forever, right? Still, Photo Slideshow can handle a ton of photos and audio and spruce 'em up with an abundance of transitional effects, DVD menus (yes, iFunia still believes in DVDs even if Apple doesn't), and flexible output formats.

The iFunia app is easy and fun to use. You can import your photo collections in such formats as jpg, jpeg, png, gif, bmp, tiff, psd, and more. Photo Slideshow's built-in media manager makes it a breeze to browse and find your files on your Mac's hard drive or...

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04:00
Your Apple device can travel in style with the...

I don't travel as much as I once did. However, when I am on the go I pack my 12-inch MacBook, some USB-C accessories, and the power adapter into a $64 Travel Express from Waterfield Designs. It's a rugged, good-looking case. Add the optional shoulder strap for another $22 as I have and you also have a protective carry bag.

What's more, the Travel Express is spacious enough to hold a cell phone and, if you really squeeze things in tightly (which I don't recommend), a magazine. Soft, microsuede, scratch-free pockets separate and protect each item, while plastic inserts protect the laptop and help maintain the Travel Express' shape. And it’s not just for the MacBook; the case works with any size of iPad, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro.

A YKK, self-locking zipper opens the case along the top and side panel of the Travel Express, making it easy to access to the contents inside. Note that the zipper is sewn in a continuous...

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00:20
Barclays adds Apple Pay support 9 months after UK...

After months of waiting in the wings, Barclays customers in the UK can now provision bank-issued cards for use with Apple Pay on compatible devices, as the bank finally flipped the switch on Apple's mobile payments service.

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22:27
1Password 6.2

Under-the-hood improvements to make filling in forms more accurate. ($49.99 new, free update, 44.4 MB)

 

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22:04
Yelpers are getting a show on The Food Network

The Food Network is teaming up with Yelp for a new show, according to Forbes, and it's aptly entitled 12 Angry Yelpers. Forbes says it will use Yelp reviews to "help restaurants discover and fix their problems" and will focus on one restaurant per ep...

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22:01
Tech Firms Have An Obsession With 'Female...

An anonymous reader writes: Alexa, Tay, Siri, Cortana, Xiaoice, and Google Now. These technologies all have one thing in common -- they are digital servants aimed at a mass-market audience that feature a "female" voice or persona. And it's not just the voice or persona of the digital persona we interact with that is biased. The results of those interactions also demonstrate male favoritism. It took Apple more than four years to fix Siri's responses to questions about abortion services, and yet the company didn't seem to have any problem programming Siri to search for prostitutes and Viagra. Here's the gender breakdown for the tech workforce of each company: Microsoft: 83.0% male, 16.9% female Google: 82.0% male, 18.0% female Apple: 79.0% male, 22.0% female Amazon: 61.0% male, 39.0% female


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21:21
New iPhone 6s passcode bypass lets handlers access...

A new iPhone 6s/6s Plus passcode bypass flaw is making its rounds on the internet today, and it’s similar to flaws we’ve seen in the past on iOS. Don’t be overly alarmed, though, as the odds of this happening to you are slim. Besides, if you are concerned, there are some bonafide ways to go about protecting yourself. more…

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19:47
Iowa's only Apple Store to get massive $3M...

Apple's lone retail outlet in Iowa, which has served Apple faithful for the past 12 years, is about to get a long-awaited makeover that promises to nearly triple floor space, and could introduce the "next-generation" Apple Store design language currently rolling out at international flagship locations.

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17:35
Apple Stores to use paper, not plastic, bags in...

Like many retailers looking to go green, Apple reportedly plans to phase out its familiar plastic shopping bags in mid-April, with the drawstring design to be replaced by environmentally friendly paper bags made out of recycled materials.

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17:18
Apple retail stores moving away from plastic bags to...

In a note sent to retail employees and obtained by 9to5Mac, Apple has announced that it will be moving away from the iconic plastic drawstring Apple Store bags in favor of new paper bags made out of 80% recycled materials.

In the note, Apple says that the change will occur on April 15, but adds that if stores still have plastic bags in stock, they should use those first before switching exclusively to the new paper bags. According to AppleInsider, Apple also tells employees to first ask if the customer would like a bag before giving them one, again looking to limit the number bags that it uses to begin with. The new bags are said to come in medium and large sizes.

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17:14
Professional Logo Creation Kit Bundle with 500+...

Whether your own website needs a new logo or your clients are screaming for one, this Mighty Deal from Zeppelin Graphics is the perfect solution. This fantabulous mega bundle is really 3 Logo Creation Kits in 1! In total, you’ll get yourself more than 500 professional design elements to create your new logo. Each element is fully customizable thanks to the original PSD, AI and EPS files that let you change up the color, shape, size and more.

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17:11
Siri security flaw grants access to Contacts and...

A newly discovered Siri search handling bug allows nefarious users to bypass passcode protected lock screens on iPhone 6s and 6s Plus handsets, granting easy access to Contacts and Photos data. The vulnerability is likely applicable only to a subset of devices, however.

That’s not good.

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16:10
“Alien Day” is April 26th, 2016

If you are lucky enough to live in a city with an Alamo Drafthouse, you owe it to yourself to see one of the greatest horror sci-fi movies of all time. I never had the opportunity to see either movie in a theater and am jealous of those folks who will get the chance on April 26th.

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16:10
Siri security flaw on iPhone 6s & 6s Plus grants...

A newly discovered Siri search handling bug allows nefarious users to bypass passcode protected lock screens on iPhone 6s and 6s Plus handsets, granting easy access to Contacts and Photos data. The vulnerability is likely applicable only to a subset of devices, however.

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15:58
TSA Paid $1.4 Million For Randomizer App That...

An anonymous reader writes: For those of you who have traveled through U.S. airports in recent years, you may have noticed the Transport Security Administration (TSA) use a Randomizer app to randomly search travelers in the Pre-Check lane. The app randomly chooses whether travelers go left or right in the Pre-Check lane so they can't predict which lane each person is assigned to and can't figure out how to avoid the random checks. Developer Kevin Burke submitted a Freedom of Information Act request asking for details about the app. The documents he received reveals the TSA purchased the Randomizer iPad app for $336,413.59. That's $336,413.59 for an app, which is incredibly simple to make as most programming languages of choice have a randomizing function available to use. What may be even more intriguing is that the contract for the TSA Randomizer app was won by IBM. The total amount paid for the project is actually $1.4 million, but the cost is not broken down in Burke's documents...

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