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Tuesday April 5

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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Monday April 4

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…

Filed under: iOS, Tips and Tricks Tagged: bug, contacts, how to, iPhone 6s, iphone 6s plus, lock screen,...

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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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15:17
Oculus' Controversial ToS a Stark Reminder of...


Oculus last week updated its terms of service to accompany the release of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, raising privacy and content ownership concerns. Software will be installed to monitor how the device is used, and the usage data will be sent back to Oculus and its parent company, Facebook, according to the terms of service. Collected data could be shared with third parties, including service providers and researchers. The terms of service also limit the ability to claim ownership of content created for the VR system.

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15:00
AWT News Update: April 4, 2016

The Nest Revolv hub, which will soon be a $300 (and not very attractive) brick

Thank you, listeners, for a record month! Please tell your friends about the AWT News Update and keep our numbers growing. Today we bring you news from all around the world of Apple:

  • If you own a Nest Revolv home automation hub (seen above), you're not going to be a happy camper when you hear that they're totally shutting down your $300 device
  • Have you spit into the bottle for 23andMe to get genetic information? If so, you'll be able to anonymously link your genetic info to ResearchKit medical studies in the near future
  • Apple's plans to sell low-cost refurbished iPhones in India are being undermined by a lobbying group backed by local firms and Samsung

The text version of the podcast can be found below.

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14:07
Universal Audio: Tones and techniques with the...

I have this plug-in from Universal Audio and love it. What this company does to allow people to make music is outstanding. Watch the video.

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14:02
Notable apps and app updates for April 4, 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

DEVONtechnologies has updated all editions of its intelligent information and document manager DEVONthink as well as the smart notebook DEVONnote. DEVONthink help its users classify and organize documents effortlessly with unique artificial intelligence. 

Version 2.8.10 adds contextual menu options to HTML 5 videos, supports Airmail 2, and accepts videos sent via the sharing extension. All editions fix minor bugs and glitches too. The updates are free and recommended for all users.

All editions of DEVONthink as well as DEVONnote require an Intel-based Mac and OS X 10.8.5 or later (the Mac App Store versions require OS X 10.9 or later). They can be downloaded from...

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13:17
Setting up Apple Classroom

Fraser Speirs, who has written extensively about iPads in classrooms, takes us through setting up the new Apple Classroom.

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13:04
Apple's ResearchKit incorporates more genetics...

Private genetics firm 23andMe has released a new software module, allowing its genetics results to be incorporated into ResearchKit apps, Apple announced on Monday.

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13:00
Satechi’s Aluminum Mobile Dock and Watch Stand:...

Satechi keeps rolling out new models in its Metallic Series, all featuring solid aluminum construction that compliments the design of Apple products. Today we’re looking at the two newest members of the aluminum family, the Aluminum Mobile Dock for iPhone and iPad mini (US$24.99) and the Aluminum Watch Stand (US$19.99).

Aluminum Watch Stand

The Aluminum Watch Stand is a nice-looking piece of hardware, made from a solid chunk of aluminum complete with an iPhone-like shiny chamfer on the edge of the rectangular base. As you’d expect, you supply your own Watch Charging Cable, which winds down through a channel in the back and bottom of the stand.

On the bottom of the stand is a silicone base that keeps it from sliding, a feature that cat lovers will...

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12:46
Aretha Franklin – Soul Survivor

There is no one on the planet who sang like Aretha did in her prime. My mom was a huge fan (sadly, mom would ruin a lot of my listening by singly along, badly) and we listened to everything she recorded when I was a kid. Even now, at the age of 74, she is a better singer than 99.99% of people on tour today and can still occasionally reach the vocal power of her 70′s fame.

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12:24
A journey through the most disgusting baseball...

Some of the food pictured is truly disgusting. I’m not sure what started this gatronomic arms race but there’s no need for it. It’s a baseball game. The only food you need is a hot dog or a hamburger and a beer.

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12:16
Pebble brings iOS text replies to Verizon, adds...

Pebble on Monday announced a series of service and software updates for its multi-platform smartwatches, most notably enabling the iOS text reply feature for Verizon iPhones.

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11:47
Apple and VR

Michael Gartenberg:

VR has been part of that club for the last thirty years. When, and if Apple does bring a VR product to market it will look very different from anything we’ve seen before or see today. That kind of leap is what Apple looks for prior to making things that are virtual into reality.

Apple does not follow trends unless there is a way they can innovate and bring it to the masses. Don’t expect anything from them until they can do that.

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11:39
TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 4...

Notable software releases this week include Banktivity 5.6.7, Parallels Desktop 11.1.3, Fantastical 2.2, Evernote 6.6, OmniFocus 2.5, OmniOutliner 4.5.1, MoneyWell 2.3.10, iBooks Author 2.4.1, KeyCue 8.0, Default Folder X 5.0.3, and DEVONthink/DEVONnote 2.8.10.

 

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11:38
ExtraBITS for 4 April 2016

In ExtraBITS this week, the FBI has agreed to unlock an iPhone related to an Arkansas homicide, Verizon is adding a $20 fee to phone upgrades, and Amazon is trying to banish non-compliant USB-C cables from its store.

 

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11:10
Brean Capital believes iPhone sales will fall to...

Though the firm remains bullish on Apple, Brean Capital believes Apple will see total iPhone sales for 2016 drop by 16 million units, amidst a slowing smartphone market.

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11:09
Localytics: iPhone SE is off to a sluggish start,...

Both the iPhone SE and the 9.7 inch iPad Pro have received positive industry reviews, but, after their first full weekend on sale, the the iPhone SE managed to grab only 0.1% of the iPhone market, as measured by Localytics’ device adoption.

The new phone was unable to take away the iPhone 5’s share, the model it most closely resembled, suggesting that small-screen lovers haven’t yet been convinced to upgrade from their 5 models to the new iPhone SE, notes the mobile engagement platform. While the 5S, 5 and 5C all lost market share compared to two weeks ago (by 1 percentage point each), the...

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10:14
FBI method for hacking iPhone likely to leak

But even if the government walks away from that battle, the growing number of state and local authorities seeking the FBI’s help with locked phones in criminal probes increases the likelihood that the FBI will have to provide it. When that happens, defense attorneys will cross-examine the experts involved.

Although each lawyer would mainly be interested in whether evidence-tampering may have occurred, the process would likely reveal enough about the method for Apple to block it in future versions of its phones, an Apple employee said.

You know that Apple engineers have been all over this since the FBI first announced they found a way into the phone. If they haven’t already found the weakness, they will as soon as these cases go to court.

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10:08
Tesla Model 3 orders top $10 billion in first 36...

Tesla Motors Inc said orders for its new Model 3 electric sedan topped 253,000 in the first 36 hours — a fast start for the company’s first mass-market vehicle, which may not begin to reach customers for another 18 months or more.

That’s impressive.

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09:57
1Password 6.2 for Mac adds automatic login naming +...

Juggling passwords for all the digital services we manage these days is no easy task with varying rules and expiring credentials all the time, but 1Password makes the process both more secure and way more convenient. Rather than using a version of a few passwords that you can actually remember, 1Password easily lets you generate strong, randomized passwords for each service that you protect behind a single secure password, then browser extensions and action extensions on OS X and iOS make password entry super simple.

The latest update to 1Password for Mac, version 6.2, adds a couple of minor but useful enhancements to the desktop experience. First, intelligence behind the automatic login and password filler is smarter in the new version, which means using the keyboard shortcut or browser extension to fill in your info will fail fewer times....

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09:47
The Hololens Academy: How I Became a Novice Wizard


At last week's Microsoft Build conference, I attended the Hololens Academy -- a whirlwind effort to turn me into a master programmer able to create things out of thin air. It failed. Apparently it takes longer than an hour to teach someone who hasn't coded in decades to be a master programmer -- go figure. However, by the end of the class I was gleefully throwing fireballs at the heads of my co-wizards and their digital familiars. That took me down a Hogwarts-like path to the idea that doing things like Harry Potter did won't be that difficult.

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09:38
Sheer amount of data involved delaying EU ruling on...

There's no way of telling when the European Commission will conclude its investigation into Apple's Irish tax deals, simply because the huge amount of data involved, the Commission's competition head said on Monday.

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09:38
A letter to Apple: you’ve given my brother life

What a great story, not from the point of view of Apple but from this young man who could have easily given up, bemoaning his lot in life but instead, pushes through his physical impairments to be the best person he can be.

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09:36
9.7-inch iPad Pro teardown reveals iPhone 6s Plus...

The 9.7-inch iPad Pro isn’t simply a scaled down version of its larger predecessor, according to a closer inspection of the tablet’s internals from the folks at iFixit.

First thing’s first: Like all iOS devices, the smaller iPad Pro isn’t easy to repair, so if you’re a DIY-er, this tablet isn’t the one you’re looking for.

There are a few big differences between the large and small Pros. The 12.9-inch model scored a little higher on iFixit’s repairability scale because its larger battery has pull tabs for easier removal, which the smaller Pro’s does not.

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09:30
9to5Toys Lunch Break: iPad Pro Smart Keyboard $143,...

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09:12
Apple's new iPhone SE lags siblings in sales as...

The newest, littlest iPhone hasn't captured the imagination of smartphone buyers just yet, new launch data indicates, while the 9.7-inch iPad Pro has seen steady adoption following last week's debut.

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08:40
SquareTrade completes iPhone SE durability tests,...

How durable is your new iPhone SE?

The best answer might be “fair to middling”.

Recently, extended warranty provider SquareTrade subjected the iPhone SE, iPhone 6s, and iPhone 6s Plus to a series of excessive bend, drop, tumble, and water tests, and the results show that its compact design does not necessarily make it more durable than the slimmer 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhones.

The company noted that the iPhone SE bent at 160 pounds of pressure as opposed to the 170 pounds that the iPhone 6s began to bend at. Moreover, at 178 pounds, the iPhone SE reached “catastrophic failure,” whereas the iPhone 6s Plus was only beginning to bend under the pressure.

The iPhone SE permanently shut off after less than one minute when...

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08:30
The Week in iOS Apps: Play ball!

A home run!

This week’s roundup includes two apps that help you live the thrill of baseball season. Read on!

AlertFilm

Trying to figure out which streaming service has that old James Bond movie you wanted to watch? AlertFilm lets you create a watchlist, then notifies you when your desired flick becomes available on several streaming services—paid and subscription—as well as when it hits theaters. (One service that’s missing: Amazon. But developers promise that will change soon.)

To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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08:30
Siri might just be a SABR member with its new...

For many years, my wife and I have been members of SABR, the Society for American Baseball Research. The group is full of what we fondly call "baseball nerds," those people who can rattle off stats for teams or players, or who have a deep interest in the history of the game. Well, Siri has received an update for the start of the 2016 baseball season and it now has a very impressive grounding in baseball stats for the past and present.

Since Siri's inception, it has usually returned requests for stats with the "here's what I found on the web" push to a bunch of website results. Now the statistics show up as native results. Asking Siri questions like "How many home runs did Mark McGwire's hit in his career?" or "What was Ted Williams lifetime batting average?" now gives you fast and accurate answers.

Siri also now provides league-level answers for 29 different baseball leagues, not just Major League Baseball. Once the...

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08:29
9.7" iPad Pro teardown finds 12.9" model...

In order to compress technology from the 12.9-inch iPad Pro into a 9.7-inch form factor, Apple had to make some significant internal design changes, a teardown of Apple's new flagship tablet reveals.

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08:21
iFixit posts 9.7-inch iPad Pro teardown

The cool cats at iFixit have just torn down the 9.7-inch iPad Pro and found the typical mix of components from Samsung, Bosch Sensortec, NXP Semiconductors, and others, plus a whole lot of battery. Cutting to the chase, iFixit rates the smaller iPad Pro’s repairability at a low 2 out of 10, which is the same as the iPad Air 2 it replaces but one point below what it rated the 12.9-inch iPad Pro last year.

Comparing the two, iFixit gave the 12.9-inch iPad Proa slightly higher repairability score because its battery features pull tabs which help when removing and replacing it; the smaller iPad Pro’s battery lacks these pull tabs and can’t be easily removed due to a ton of adhesive that keeps it in place almost like soldering.

The 9.7-inch iPadPro’s battery is slightly smaller than the iPad Air 2...

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07:50
Like Bo, now Apple's Siri knows baseball

Apple's new tie-up with Major League Baseball seems to have brought more than dugout cred for the iPad -- the company's virtual assistant, Siri, now has access to a trove of modern-day and historic baseball statistics.

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07:24
9to5Mac readers warming to the iPhone SE – purchase...

The first time we ran a poll on the iPhone SE, just after launch, some 26% of you were planning to buy it. Now it’s on sale, and we’ve run a number of hands-on pieces with the more pocketable phone, and that number has grown dramatically, to 48%.

more…

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07:21
9.7-inch iPad Pro teardown finds Samsung RAM,...

It’s been a year and a half since iFixit tore into the flagship 9.7-inch tablet from Apple, and now it’s finally time to look inside the smaller iPad Pro and see what it’s really made of. What you’ll find is your typical mix of components from Samsung, Bosch Sensortec, NXP Semiconductors, and others, plus a whole lot of battery. Cutting to the chase, iFixit rates the smaller iPad Pro’s repairability at a low 2 out of 10, which is the same as the iPad Air 2 it replaces but one point below what it rated the 12.9-inch iPad Pro last year. Here’s what’s inside the 9.7-inch iPad Pro and why iFixit says it’s not so repairable…

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07:15
∞ David Gilmour on Jimmy Kimmel performing Wish You...

[VIDEO] Pink Floyd’s Wish You Were Here stands as one of my all time favorite albums, and David Gilmour one of my favorite guitarists. This performance of the album’s title track, his first on live TV in ten years, does not disappoint.

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07:03
Planning an Apple product purchase? Check a buyer’s...

In the market for a new retina MacBook Pro? An iPad mini? An iPod Touch? You might consider checking out a buyer’s guide before you buy, to get a sense of where your particular product is in its release cycle.

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06:47
iFixIt: the 9.7-inch iPad Pro’s innards are ‘kind of...

The gang at iFixIt, which tears down new products so you don’t have to, says Apple’s new 9.7-inch iPad Pro “may take after the Air 2’s looks and Pro’s specs, but it ended up with the ugly genes of the family.”

With so much tech to cram into a thinner case, the iFixIt folks weren’t surprised to see the infamous camera bump make its iPad debut. But when they found out they forgot the battery strips we'd seen in the 12.9-inch iPad Pro 12.9, they “were crushed.”

“Add to that some weird cabling choices, copious adhesive, and four speakers, and this iPad is kind of a mess—no offense,” says iFixIt. “Will the Pro line stand the test of time, superseding the original iPad, iPad Air, and maybe even Mini? Time will tell, but we’re hoping future devices will be bump-free and adhesive tab-equipped.

The iPad Pro 9.7" teardown highlights include:

  • The battery weighs in at 27.91 Whr—essentially the...
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06:38
Indian smartphone sellers fear iPhone 'snob...

Apple's application to sell used iPhones in India is reportedly being fought by executives with leading vendors and manufacturers, who are worried that it could jeopardize local industry by opening the door to used imports as a whole.

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06:31
Siri can now answer more of your baseball questions

Baseball season is now officially here, and Siri can now answer more of your baseball related questions.

Try this one to get you started:

How many career home runs does Bryce Harper have?

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06:30
Banktivity 5.6.7

Resolves a number of bugs in the popular financial app. ($59.99 new, free update, 39.3 MB)

 

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06:28
Apple is added to the U.S. Focus list at Credit...

Credit Suisse analyst Kulbinder Garcha has raised his price target on outperform-rated Apple from $140 to $150 and the stock has been added to the firm's U.S Focus List.

He says the market under appreciates the growth potential and annuity -type business Apple gets from Services (Internet services, AppleCare, Apple Pay, licensing, etc.) Garcha estimates gross profit from Services has grown from $3.2 billion in 2010 to $14.5 billion (or 15% of total) today. The analyst thinks that, by 2020, it could grow to $33.7 billion — or 29% of total, driven by three factors:

Garcha notes that the installed base of more than 1 billion active devices and nearly 600 million unique users are highly affluent and like to transact (spending 7x more than Android users). As Apple Pay, Apple Music, and iCloud take hold,...

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06:20
The evolution of tech, always seen as a toy. Until...

Terrific post by Steven Sinofsky, showing a sequence of images of evolutionary steps in technology over the years, each one seen as a techie toy when it first emerged.

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06:15
Amazon is first, Apple third, in the 2016 RESCUECOM...

The latest 2016 RESCUECOM Computer Reliability Report — based on 60,000 service call requests into the computer repair and tech support company’s 1-800-RESCUE-PC hot line annually — rates the Kindle as the most trouble-free device.

However, the always-high-ranking Apple hasn’t dropped dramatically in reliability and only slightly in its rank, taking third this year. Its devices account for fewer tech support calls than most and steadily attract consumers, the Mac and MacBook Pro remaining popular alternatives to PCs.

Amazon has taken over as the most reliable brand because RESCUECOM's Computer Reliability Report now includes tablets and personal...

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06:09
Apple’s push to bring used iPhones to India ignites...

Interesting piece from Bloomberg. In a nutshell, Apple is finding that the price of a new iPhone is too high for the Indian economy, so they are seeking permission to sell used iPhones. Apple’s Indian competitors are doing everything they can to derail that prospect.

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06:02
Analyst says iPhone sales could fall below 200...

In a note to clients — as reported by AppleInsider — KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says lower-than-expected demand for the iPhone 6s, a soft iPhone SE launch, and dual-camera designs from competitors expected to beat the “iPhone 7” to market means Apple smartphone shipments could fall below 200 million units this year. (Let the “Apple is doomed rumors” begin!)

He predicts shipments of between 85 million and 95 million iPhone units in the first half of 2016, followed by 105 million to 115 million in the back half of the year. Kuo thinks iPhone units will fall between 190 million and 210 million for the full year, and he believes Apple is "likely" to see sales fall on the short end of that prediction, dipping under 200 million.

Apple shipped 232 million iPhones in 2015. Most Wall Street “experts” expect Apple to ship...

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06:00
Bay area software developer selling massive vintage...

If you’re a vintage Apple hardware fan, you’re going to like this.

Bay area software developer, in an effort to clear out some space in his apartment, has just placed a massive amount of his Apple hardware collection on Craigslist with most of the items at rock bottom prices as well as assorted free items in the mix.

Kaisershot, who has been collecting and enjoying Mac stuff for decades, has conceded the need to clear up some room in his apartment as well as the desire to raise money to upgrade his graphics card as well.

So, without further ado, here is the massive list of the items Keith has for sale:

1 $5 Altec Lansing external USB sound card.

1 $50 Apple Adjustable Keyboard ADB with numeric keypad. Surface cleaned and disinfected by me.

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05:39
Apple's iPhone shipments 'likely' to...

With lower-than-expected demand for the iPhone 6s, a soft iPhone SE launch, and dual-camera designs from competitors expected to beat the 'iPhone 7 Plus' to market, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes iPhone shipments could fall below 200 million units this year.

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05:30
Parallels Desktop 11.1.3

Resolves a number of bugs and crashes for the popular virtualization software. ($79.99 new for standard edition, $99.99 annual subscription for Pro/Business Edition, free update for version 11 licenses, 293 MB)

 

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05:30
How to switch apps on an iPhone 6s or 6s Plus...

I usually switch apps using the "double-tap the home button to access the app switcher" on my iPhone shortcut, but recently learned that there's an easier way. 

Excuse me if you already know this one, but it was new to me (a few months ago) and most of the people I've shown it to have been surprised. Press and swipe from the left edge of the screen to switch to the next app.

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05:00
This is Laugh at Work Week, so celebrate accordingly

April 1-7 is Laugh at Work Week. Steve and I always have fun here at Apple World Today, but wanted to suggest some apps to help you liven up your workplace.

This is a week dedicated to building more fun into our workplaces. Work should always have an element of fun. Here are some apps that may bring a smile to your face and the faces of your co-workers.

Funny Reader is a $0.99 app for Mac OS X. Available at at the Mac App Store, it’s a simple speech synthesizer. Type in any text you want, and Funny Reader will read it for you in some, uh, weird voices, including Bells, Boing, Bubbles, Deranged, Pipe Organ, Princess, and more.

Funny-Quotes, which you nab at the Mac App Store for $1.99, is filled with funny quotes to keep you entertained. Quotes change periodically.

If you prefer some fun on your iOS device, there’s the $0.99 Energy Charger-Artwork Jokes series. It has, as the name implies, a series of jokes on various topics. Or there’s the Funny...

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04:50
Jean-Louis Gassée: Apple’s first victory over Big...

Jean-Louis Gassée, writing for Monday Note, talks about the road to success for Apple’s biggest (back in the early days) business outside the US, Apple France.

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04:45
Apple’s plans to boost iPhone uptake in India thru...

Apple’s plan to sell used iPhones in India to bring new customers into the Apple ecosystem has met with strong opposition, reports Bloomberg. A newly-formed lobbying group has sent a letter to the government asking it to deny Apple the official approval it would need to begin the sales – and one of the companies behind the group is Samsung.

“Why even consider allowing import of used phones when import of other used goods such as cars are precluded by 300 percent duty levies?” asked Ravinder Zutshi, chairman of the newly formed Mobile and Communications Council, which issued the letter. The group’s members include the largest Indian phone brands: Micromax, Intex and Samsung … 

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04:40
After cracking Apple's iPhone, FBI will help US...

The FBI has promised to help local law enforcement authorities crack encrypted devices, in a letter that refers to the federal agency’s success in accessing the data on an iPhone 5c running iOS 9 that was used by one of the San Bernardino terrorists.

The agency did not, however, explicitly promise investigators that it would deploy the same tool, said to have been developed by an outside organization, on other iPhones.

The FBI had earlier demanded in court that Apple should assist it in its attempts to crack by brute force the passcode of the iPhone used by the terrorist, without triggering an auto-erase feature that could be activated after 10 unsuccessful tries.

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04:31
Fantastical 2.2

Adds native Exchange support and enables you to print calendars and reminder lists in a variety of different views. ($49.99 new, free update, 13.2 MB)

 

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04:30
Business spotlight: Chronos, making OS X and iOS...

Apple World Today runs an occasional series (as whenever Steve and I have time) that will spotlight a company that offers cool products and/or services for Apple users. This week we’re featuring Chronos.

“The name Chronos comes from the Greek word ‘khronos,” which means time, says Jerry Halls, vice president of sales. “The information flow and demands of the twenty-first century require that we find more efficient ways to utilize time, our most precious resource. Einstein suggested that Time Dilation (which happens when objects approach the speed of light) is the only way to slow down time. Since this is not feasible, Chronos aims to give people back more seconds, minutes and hours in their day by providing effective time and contact management solutions.”

Chronos makes consumer and small business software for OS X and iOS. Based in Heber City, Utah, the company has been making award-winning Mac software...

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04:00
You'll want to be in the GRID driver's...

Thanks to Feral Interactive, the BAFTA award-winning racing game GRID roared onto the Mac some time ago. Developed and published by Codemasters for PC and consoles, it's part of the acclaimed TOCA Touring Car series. And if you like racing games, you'll want to be behind the wheel in GRID.

The graphics in the $24.99 game are vibrant and gorgeous. I wouldn't describe them as realistic, but "ultra-realistic" with the vibrant colors. 

GRID also has several neat options. You’re in charge of your own racing team. This means you can choose sponsors, buy and sell cars, hire and fire teammates. If you cash strapped, you can even race for other teams to earn some moolah.

GRID is easy to learn, but achieving spectacular racing results isn't so easy. When you start the game, you're diving a Dodge Viper on a street circuit. This helps you learn the rules of the game.

I found driving...

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03:53
President Obama still not allowed to use an iPhone,...

President Barack Obama has said in the past that he’s not allowed to use an iPhone for security reasons (though he does use a WiFi-only iPad) – but the NY Times reports that senior White House aides finally can. The change of policy comes as part of a major update to elderly White House technology.

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03:31
Evernote 6.6

Brings a new navigation scheme for switching between notes and notebooks. (Free, 52.7 MB)

 

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02:53
Promise Vtrak e610f to Xserve 1,1 with LSI

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I have recently acquired a 2006 Xserve 1,1 and a Promise Vtrak e610f from different sources. The Vtrak appears to be functional, all light green. Currently, I cannot connect via IP (not sure what the IP is) and don't have a serial cable (on back order).

The Xserve is running 10.6.8 and has an LSI Fibre Channel HBA. I've connected the Promise to this HBA directly using the Apple 4bg SFP copper cable. The link shows as active in System Preferences 'Fibre Channel'.

System Profiler sees the HBA. No LUNS are showing in System Profiler or in Disk Utility.

What do I need to get this working? I am guessing that logging into the Promise would be very useful, but is it necessary? Is there software that needs installing on a base/clean 10.6.8 server install?

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02:32
OmniFocus 2.5

Adds a new Style Preference Pane for creating styles from built-in font and color collections for from your own imported styles. ($39.99 new, free update, 27.6 MB)

 

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02:09
Apple upgrades Siri to be smarter about baseball,...

Apple doesn’t normally improve the capabilities of Siri outside of a major operating system update, but it has made an exception this time around for baseball. Apple has dramatically improved the knowledge base Siri can draw from for Siri, allowing the voice-activated personal assistant to answer a wider range of questions about the sport. Via The Verge, Siri now covers 28 leagues, not just Major League Baseball, too.

Siri first started answering sports questions with iOS 6. Apple says that the upgrade to baseball, timed alongside the new MLB season, allows users to ask more detailed questions about career statistics and baseball history.

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01:32
OmniOutliner 4.5.1

Fixes a number bugs related to printing. ($49.99 new, free update, 24.1 MB)

 

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00:29
MoneyWell 2.3.10

Updates the Sparkle framework. ($59.99 new, free update, 9.9 MB)

 

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Sunday April 3

23:33
iBooks Author 2.4.1

Patches a security vulnerability that could lead to disclosure of user information. (Free, 419 MB)

 

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22:32
KeyCue 8.0

Major new release adds flexible ways to define triggers to perform actions within the keyboard shortcut utility. €19.99 new, free update, 5.1 MB)

 

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21:32
Default Folder X 5.0.3

Maintenance update fixes a number of bugs in the Open/Save dialog enhancement utility. ($34.95 new, free update, 8.0 MB)

 

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20:30
DEVONthink/DEVONnote 2.8.10

Adds support for Airmail 2 and accepts videos from the Photos app via the Sharing extension. (All updates are free. DEVONthink Pro Office, $149.95 new; DEVONthink Professional, $79.95 new; DEVONthink Personal, $49.95 new; DEVONnote, $24.95 new)

 

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16:52
Review: Apple's 9.7" iPad Pro is...

After being neglected in 2015, Apple's 9.7-inch iPad has received a much-needed professional makeover, gaining key features from the 12.9-inch iPad Pro and even outperforming it in a few ways. It's a substantial upgrade, and one we find absolutely worthy of the "Pro" moniker, though the $599 starting price may deter some buyers.

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11:17
Add-ins are coming to Microsoft Office for Mac

Microsoft’s 2016 Build Developers Conference just wrapped up, and although the conference focused heavily on Windows 10, Office for Mac got some love as well.

According to Microsoft’s Office Dev Center, the company is bringing its add-ins feature to the Mac version of its Office suite. Add-ins, which allow third-party developers to add functionality and features to Office, are already a key feature of Office on Windows and iOS, as well as the Office Web apps, so their arrival on the Mac will bring that suite more in line with the rest of the Office universe. 

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09:30
6 gadgets that provide fresh water to those who need...

By Cat DiStasio

There are 1.2 billion people around the world do not have reliable access to fresh, potable water. That's why advancements in water purification technology are so important. Fortunately, there are a lot of innovative folks working on...

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08:00
The After Math: This is a joke, right?

April Fools Day was Friday, capping off a week of news that seemed too good to be true -- or, at least too ridiculous to be taken seriously. From drink-delivering drone caddies and off-road rollerblades to movie theater gimmicks and hilariously overp...

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07:03
How to get a free year of MLB.TV Premium if you’re a...

T-Mobile may not traditionally have the MLB coverage that bigger providers like AT&T and Verizon possess, but no one can argue that it isn’t trying to do everything in its power to stand out in other ways. Between April 3rd and April 10th, T-Mobile customers can sign up for a free year of MLB.TV Premium service, a $109.99 value, that features live games for the entire 2016 MLB season.

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07:03
FBI Tells Local Law Enforcement It Will Help Unlock...

Salvador Hernandez, reporting for BuzzFeed: Just days after breaking into a terroristâ(TM)s iPhone using a mysterious third-party technique, FBI officials on Friday told local law enforcement agencies it will assist them with unlocking phones and other electronic devices. The advisory, obtained by BuzzFeed News, was sent in response to law enforcement inquiries about its new method of unlocking devices. Though the dispatch does not explicitly state if the FBI will use the mysterious third-party method to unlock phones for local authorities, officials said the agency "will of course consider any tool that might be helpful to our partners."


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07:00
Inhabitat's Week in Green: Tesla's Model 3...

After years of anticipation, Tesla just unveiled its most affordable electric car to date. The Model 3 is a svelte EV for the masses that starts at $35,000, and it can drive 215 miles on a single charge. Meanwhile, Hyundai set a world record by drivi...

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Saturday April 2

15:44
∞ Apple and Autism Acceptance Month

This is an incredible story and one of the reasons I love Apple so much. They care and they do things to help.

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15:16
FBI will help authorities unlock devices when...

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has assured law enforcement across the United States that it will help unlock mobile devices such as iPhones involved in investigations when it is allowed by law and policy.

I’m thinking local law enforcement expected a bit more cooperation than this.

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14:46
This week’s top stories: iPhone SE & iPad Pro 9....

Apple’s 40th birthday week came alongside some troubles for iOS 9.3, as our top stories this week surrounded a number of bugs, fixes and responses from Apple related to iOS 9.3 problems and the fix with the release of iOS 9.3.1.

But those issues were balanced out by our excitement over our first impressions with the new iPhone SE and 9.7-inch iPad Pro, as well as the latest leaks for iPhone 7 and other upcoming next-generation iPhones.

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14:26
Apple profiles iPad apps for World Autism Acceptance...

At the release of its new 9.7 inch iPad Pro, Apple presented a video of Dillan, a young man who is both autistic and non-verbal, who was able to begin expressively communicating via apps on his iPad. Today, the App Store is featuring more of Dillan's story and a range of apps developed for autistic people.

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11:55
Take Control of Slack Basics: Chapter 5, Go Beyond...

In this chapter, Glenn Fleishman explains how you can go beyond simple messages in Slack by uploading file attachments, entering formatted code snippets, creating posts for collaborative editing by your team members, and making voice calls for when text isn’t enough.

 

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11:51
Chapter 5 of “Take Control of Slack Basics” Available

Simple messages are fine, but you can do so much more in Slack with uploaded file attachments, snippets of code or other formatted text, posts that other team members can edit, and even voice calls. That’s where Glenn Fleishman turns his attention this week.

 

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11:38
FBI offers crypto assistance to local cops: “We are...

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In a new two-paragraph letter to state and local law enforcement partners, the FBI reiterated its commitment to helping those agencies unlock seized encrypted devices.

The letter was first reported Friday evening and published by BuzzFeedbefore being sent to Ars and presumably other media outlets.

Earlier this week, government prosecutors formally asked a federal judge in California to cancel her prior order that would have compelled Apple to assist efforts to unlock a seized iPhone linked to the San Bernardino attacks...

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09:06
Review: Apple's 4" iPhone SE is better...

With a decidedly classic design just like the iPhone 5 series, the new iPhone SE has been completely revamped inside in a huge way. For fans of smaller phones, the iPhone SE is just what you've been waiting for -- a capable, modern smartphone in a compact, ultraportable, proven chassis.

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08:41
Grieving Father is Begging Apple to Unlock His Dead...

"A grieving father is begging Apple to allow him access to the photos stored on his dead son's iPhone," reports Time. In September Leonardo Fabbretti's adopted son died of bone cancer at age 13, and the father believes that two months of photographs are still stored on his son's iPhone. Last fall Apple staff attempted to retrieve the photos from their cloud-storage service, but the iPhone hadn't been synced before the 13-year-old's death. "Don't deny me the memories of my son," the father writes in a letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook.
The father's letter tells Apple that "Although I share your philosophy in general, I think Apple should offer solutions for exceptional cases like mine," according to a British newspaper, while 88% of respondents in their online poll believed that Apple should unlock the phone.


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08:40
Users Find Renting a Movie On iTunes Frees Up Space...

An anonymous reader writes: Many, if not all, believe that 16GB storage on their iPhone and iPad is not sufficient. Apple insists that users with 16GB variant iDevice can always save files to the cloud. At any rate, several users have found an interesting way to free up storage space on their iPhone and iPad. The trick is to rent a movie from iTunes (on your mobile device) that is larger than the storage you have available. If you have 500MB free, for instance, you could try and rent Bridge of Spies, which is a 5.79GB download, according to an article on BetaNews. "When you click Rent, a loading symbol will appear but then you'll receive a message informing you that "there is not enough available storage" to download the film, and you'll be given the option of managing your storage in Settings. Tap the Settings button, and -- ta-da! -- you should see the amount of free storage you now have is much greater than before. Repeating the process will free up even more space."

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08:00
Sony's RX10 III is an impressive but overly...

Superzoom cameras aren't exactly the most exciting category when you're looking at photography equipment. They're usually almost as large as a DSLR but don't offer the advantage of interchangeable lenses. But Sony's just-announced RX10 III made me si...

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07:00
Lawful conduct: Using the courts is not being above...

Do people just not understand how the law works? Is that the problem?

Writing for the Financial Post, Diane Francis sees through Apple’s crass marketing scheme disguised as protecting their customers’ privacy. Which they also happen to be trying to do.

“Apple Inc is protecting your privacy? No, it’s putting itself above the law.” (Tip o’ the antlers to Craig Ferry.)

Ha, can’t it be both?! LOL.

No, Apple did not gleefully declare that laws to do not apply to it, as it floated two feet in the air while using its perpetual motion machine to create headlines that can be answered “Yes.”

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05:30
Fusion 8 and Fusion 8 Studio now shipping for Mac OS...

Blackmagic Design has announced that both Fusion 8 and Fusion 8 Studio, the world’s most advanced visual effects and motion graphics software, is now shipping and is available for download from the Blackmagic Design website for both Mac OS X and Windows.

The release of Fusion 8 is the first ever Mac compatible release of Fusion, which was previously a Windows only product. Fusion 8 Studio is now also available in 10, 20 or 50 multi user licenses. The multi user licenses feature a single USB dongle programmed with multiple licenses that plug into a machine running Fusion Server, which is installed by default with Fusion Studio. 

Fusion Server manages the licenses across the Ethernet network. That means licenses can be floating and aren’t tied to any single machine, making it easy to administer in large facilities with lots of users. In addition, projects can be easily moved between Mac and Windows versions...

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05:00
Tribeca Shortlist launches on Apple TV

Expanding its footprint of curated, high-definition movies directly into more homes, Tribeca Shortlist announced today that its quality catalog is now available on the Apple TV. 

Apple selected Tribeca Shortlist earlier this year as one of its Best New Apps for iPhone and iPad, and the addition of Apple TV extends that experience to a new viewing platform, says Jeff Bronikowski, president of Tribeca Shortlost.Users can also access the service here, as well as via AirPlay from an iPhone and iPad. In addition, Tribeca Shortlist subscribers can download any movie or Shortlist video directly to their iPhone and iPad for offline viewing.

Tribeca Shortlist is a subscription video on demand service created by Lionsgateand Tribeca Enterprises. Subscriptions are $4.99 per month.

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