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Wednesday January 13

07:08
Apple takes 11th place in awarded US patents in 2015

Apple was awarded 1,938 U.S. patents in 2015, placing it No. 11 overall in newly earned inventions, according to the latest intellectual property rankings published on Wednesday.

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07:00
Administration, Silicon Valley Bigs Meet to...


Obama administration officials last week met with senior executives from several leading Silicon Valley firms in a summit on how to combat the proliferation of terrorist communications on social media networks. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, FBI Director James Comey, and John Carlin, assistant attorney general for national security, represented the DoJ. The meeting was part of a larger strategy the administration announced last week, geared toward cracking down on violent extremism.

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06:49
See what’s left after popular Paris canal drained...

No big surprises, but I did find the whole series fascinating.

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06:43
Pharrell in legal trouble over Beats 1 show OTHERtone

A long-running legal battle between music producer Pharrell and a group of former business associates has recently expanded to include OTHERtone, a show the artist hosts on Apple's Beats 1 streaming network.

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06:42
You can now pair multiple Apple Watches to an iPhone...

Nate Swanner explores the new ability to pair your iPhone to more than one Apple Watch. I think it’s a natural evolution.

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06:30
Apple is number 11 in 2015 U.S. patent rankings

IFI Claims Patent Services, a producer of global patent databases and innovative web services, has announced its annual tabulation of the top U.S. patent recipients, a ranking that is trusted throughout the world. The 2015 IFI CLAIMS U.S. Top 50 ranks global patent assignees by utility patent counts.

Apple’s counts decreased 3% over 2014 to 1,938. However, its ranking went unchanged as its in 11th place, following IBM, Samsung, Canon, Qualcomm, Google, Toshiba, Sony, LG, Intel, and Microsoft.

After seven straight years of increases, 2015 is the first year since 2007 to show a downturn in U.S. patent activity. IFI CLAIMS says there were 298,407 utility patents granted for the calendar year, which is down just less than 1% compared to 2014. Even perennial patent leader IBM is down slightly compared to 2014–although still keeps its #1 position–while #2 Samsung and...

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06:27
Apple has this, others do not

Jeffrey Mincey, writing for Mac360, on a major difference between Apple and companies like Google, Samsung, Dell, etc.

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06:22
How to control your Apple TV with your Apple Watch

Can’t wait to give this a try.

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06:17
Apple CarPlay wins NAIAS tech of the year award

Nice win. Be sure to check out the CarPlay video on the press release page.

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06:14
Apple gets a 70% satisfaction rating in IT client...

According to the “Product and Relationship Satisfaction of IT Clients, 2016” from the Temkin Group — a customer experience research, consulting, and training firm — Apple has a 70% satisfaction rating.

The report rates 62 technology vendors based on feedback from 800 IT decision makers within large North American organizations. The research examines eight areas of satisfaction; four that deal with products and services and four that examine relationships. Tech vendors earned the highest satisfaction level for innovation (64%) and the lowest for cost of ownership (56%).

Five tech vendors earned satisfaction levels of 70% or more across the eight areas:  Intel (74%), Google (73%), HP outsourcing (73%), IBM SPSS (71%), and Apple (70%). At the other end of the spectrum, three vendors earned average satisfaction levels below 50%: Cognizant (49%), Sage (49%), and Unisys (46%)....

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06:10
Revisiting the first OS X beta

This really brought back memories. Great job by Christopher Phin. Terrific screenshots.

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06:00
Apple purportedly ready to scoop up Time Warner if (...

Time Warner isn’t actually for sale (yet), but, according to the New York Post, Apple is a potential buyer. Why? An unnamed “senior tech insider” told the Post that the media company’s assets could ease the launch of a stand-alone streaming TV service.”

Not surprisingly, reps for Apple and Time Warner declined to comment. Time Warner Cable is an American cable telecommunications company. It’s the second largest cable company in the U.S. by revenue behind only Comcast, operating in 29 states.

According to Forbes, the company’s market cap, as of May 2015, was $70.8 billion. Apple has over $200 billion “in the bank” so could scoop up the media and entertainment company and still have a little cash left over for a rainy day.

Time Warner operates through Turner, Home Box office, Warner Bros and Time, Inc. business segments...

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05:45
iOS device shipments overtook Windows shipments last...

A new chart by the Asymco analysis/news site shows that iOS device shipments overtook Windows shipments as a whole in 2015.

Apple shipped over 300 million Macs, iPhones, and iPads in 2015. Approximately 275 million Windows devices shipped last year, according to Asymco, down from 300 million in 2014. Since Mac unit shipments tallied around 10 million, Apple shipped 290 million iOS devices.

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05:43
AI readers choose Airmail, Outlook and Nylas N1 as...

We polled our AppleInsider audience to vote for their favorite email application for the Mac. The winner is Airmail, with Outlook coming in as a close second.

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05:00
Apple could streamline its Mac line to just iMac and...

There are rumbles that Apple’s product line is becoming too jumbled. We have five product categories: the Mac, the iPhone, the iPad, the Apple Watch, and the Apple TV, not to mention the other products that are lumped in together such as the iPod. And each product category has multiple entries.

Take the Mac, for example. There are the iMac, Mac Pro, Mac mini, MacBook, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro. I have a radical suggestion that Apple could use to simplify the line (although I don’t really expect the company to do it): reduce the Mac line to iMac and the MacBook brands. 

Here’s how my plan would work: The iMac would be Apple’s only desktop. The Mac Pro would be replaced by the “iMac Pro” idea (http://tinyurl.com/jh8e8jg) I floated yesterday. The Mac mini could be replaced by a 17-inch all-in-one that shouldn’t cost too much more than the current $499 Mac mini.

The entire Mac laptop...

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04:30
The ScanSnap iX100 is a powerful scanner in a mobile...

Fujitsu's mobile ScanSnap scanner (the $229 iX100) may be the most versatile scanner around. Not the most powerful, mind you, but the most versatile. Small and portable, it not only lets you scan to Macs and PCs, but also to iOS devices. 

Fujitsu says the ScanSnap is the lightest and fastest of its kind that comes equipped with a built-in battery and Wi-Fi connectivity. I haven't researched every scanner out there, but I'll take them at their word (the iX100 weighs 14 ounces and measures 10.74 x 1.87 x 1.42 inches). 

The iX100 includes an image processor (the GI Processor) inside the scanner that produces its own wireless network, so you can connect from just about anywhere and instantly scan documents to your device or a cloud-based services such as Evernote, Google Docs, and Dropbox. This means you can have a group of travelers or students, for example, connected and scanning documents to multiple devices, all...

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04:00
Apple patent involves wireless point-of-sale...

Apple has been granted a patent (number 9,235,861) by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office for a “system and method for managing wireless point-of-sale transactions.” It involves Apple Pay, the company’s mobile payment service.

The system involves an account module, an account selection module, a display, an input interface, and a wireless transmitter. The account module stores account information corresponding to a plurality of payment accounts. The account selection module selects a payment account from the array of payment accounts as a default payment account for a wireless point-of-sale transaction based on one or more predetermined criteria. 

The display displays the default payment account to the user. The input interface lets you accept the default payment account by the account selection module. The wireless transmitter that wirelessly transmits payment information to a point-of-sale device. The payment information...

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03:08
Take an inside look at the new Apple Museum in Prague

Apple fanboys and fangirls, behold!

Image by MobileMania.cz

Thanks to our friends at MobileMania.cz, we got a special look inside the new Apple Museum that just opened in Prague.

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03:00
14 of the most-promising new headphones we listened...

2016 will be a banner year for new headphones

Image by Sarah Jacobsson Purewal

This year’s CES saw headphone manufacturers moving in several directions. Almost every lifestyle brand has gone wireless for convenience’ sake, but
top-of-the-line offerings remain wired so as not to compromise audio quality. Thanks to rumors that Apple is doing away with the 3.5mm audio port on its
next phone, several companies are looking to find digital solutions that plug directly into an iPhone’s Lightning port (or the microUSB port on every other
manufacturer’s smartphone).

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Tuesday January 12

23:11
Deals: Apple's 15" MacBook Pros with free...

Readers shopping for a current 15" MacBook Pro this month can not only grab free AppleCare protection plans and a free Canon PIXMA AirPrint-ready printer, but additional cash discounts of up to $90 with free shipping and no tax in 48 states. What's more, this deal is now instant and no longer requires a mail-in-rebate.

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20:59
Tim Cook voices views on encryption during meeting w...

Last Friday, Tim Cook was among a handful of Silicon Valley officials who met with White House officials to discuss the use of technology and social media in fighting terrorism. The Intercept today reports that Tim Cook again took the stance of there being no backdoors in technology to allow access to user data and devices.

Cook argued during the meeting that it is the responsibility of the White House to come out and say firmly that there should be “no backdoors” to user information. This would mean that the government would have to...

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20:05
Tim Cook pushes for strong encryption at White House...

As expected, Apple CEO Tim Cook urged White House and government officials to come to terms with strong encryption practices that protect consumer data, at one point saying such intentions should be stated publicly.

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17:42
How-To: Add iOS 9.3’s Night Shift mode to your Mac...

Yesterday, released the first beta of iOS 9.3 and it includes a new feature called Night Shift. Apple says that Night Shift uses your iOS device’s location and clock to automatically adjust the colors in your display, making them warmer and easier on the eyes at nighttime. In the end, Apple says this should make it easier to fall asleep as the bright blue light normally emitted from a display has been found to disrupt your circadian rhythms, making it harder to sleep. While Apple has solved this feature on iOS, it remains an issue on OS X…

Despite Apple touting it as so, Night Shift is not necessarily a new feature. Popular third-party app Flux (or f.lux) has offered this feature for some time now, but only briefly...

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16:55
Blue Lola headphones review

After having a runaway hit with the Mo-Fi Headphones (check out our review here), Blue is back at it again with a new pair of passive, closed-back isolation headphones. The Lola headphones promise to deliver much of what is loved about the Mo-Fi model, but at a more budget-friendly price and without compromising on some of the forward-thinking design features. I used Lola for a few weeks to see if they were able to live up to the promise.

I enjoyed this review by Matt Vanacoro.

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16:44
∞ The Dalrymple Report with Merlin Mann: Power Nipple
16:35
FileMaker launches SDK for building native iOS apps

Apple subsidiary FileMaker on Tuesday announced the FileMaker iOS App SDK, a set of coding tools that offer developers the means to build native iPhone and iPad apps.

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16:35
The Week in Mac Apps: CloudMagic's latest...

...plus, apps to help you with your home chores, and more

This week’s roundup of new apps is all about productivity, with tools for organizing your email, files, tasks, and hard drive—and a little something to keep you on top of your network usage.

CloudMagic Email 7.4.173

If you’re juggling multiple email accounts (and really, most of us are), CloudMagic’s $20 CloudMagic Email (Mac App Store Link) helps you centralize all of your accounts across different providers in one convenient location.

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16:26
iOS shipments overtook Windows in 2015 for the first...

Last July, sales of iOS devices caught up with sales of Windows devices, making it a tight race as to who would ship the most units as 2015 wrapped up. Now, Asymco has shared a chart depicting the extraordinary growth of iPhone shipments and showing that in 2015, iPhone shipments overtook Windows shipments as a whole.

As you can see in the graph above, Apple shipped just over 300 Macs, iPhones, and iPads in 2015, continuing its consistent yearly growth. There were 275 million Windows devices shipped in 2015, according to Asymco, down from 300 million in 2014. Around 10 million Macs were shipped, meaning Apple shipped 290 million iOS devices.

While Android shipments still...

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16:02
China reports record sales and 33% growth in non-...

China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has released data showing a significant drop in Android's share of smartphone sales in the December quarter, leaving a 33 percent gain for non-Android smartphones, a segment dominated by Apple's iPhone.

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15:27
Apple's iOS 9 now on 3 out of 4 compatible...

In statistics shared with developers on Monday, Apple revealed distribution of the latest iOS 9 mobile operating system now stands at 75 percent, a number up 5 percent since the last check in November.

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14:54
External Link: You’re Not an Average Apple User

MacNN has done something interesting — an “exit poll” of sorts, where they asked questions of 1,000 iOS users at four Northern Virginia Apple Stores, a task that took only two hours given the stores’ high foot traffic. In short, only about 20 percent of the people (200) also used a Mac, and just 20 percent of them (40) said they were capable of performing maintenance tasks. That last number was slightly higher for iOS, with 29 percent of people saying they were capable of performing basic maintenance. The takeaway is that most users — at least those who go to an Apple Store in Northern Virginia — treat their Apple devices as appliances. Of course, people in those stores may not be entirely representative of the Apple user base in other ways, but it seems safe to say that we Mac users who can do basic maintenance tasks are very much in the minority, and we have to take that into account when evaluating Apple’s actions. Be sure to read the full article!

 

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14:54
External Link: You’re Not an Average Apple User

MacNN has done something interesting — an “exit poll” of sorts, where they asked questions of 1,000 iOS users at four Northern Virginia Apple Stores, a task that took only two hours given the stores’ high foot traffic. In short, only about 20 percent of the people (200) also used a Mac, and just 20 percent of them (40) said they were capable of performing maintenance tasks. That last number was slightly higher for iOS, with 29 percent of people saying they were capable of performing basic maintenance. The takeaway is that most users — at least those who go to an Apple Store in Northern Virginia — treat their Apple devices as appliances. Of course, people in those stores may not be entirely representative of the Apple user base in other ways, but it seems safe to say that we Mac users who can do basic maintenance tasks are very much in the minority, and we have to take that into account when evaluating Apple’s actions. Be sure to read the full article!

 

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14:38
Apple now has 12.7% of the US computer market and 7....

Apple, which continues to buck the trend of an eroding consumer PC market, leveraged the consumer-heavy holiday season to retake third place with a 12.7% share of the U.S. personal computer market, according to the latest data from the IDC research group. The Mac has gained market share for 35 out of the last 36 quarters.

According to IDC, the top five U.S. personal computer vendors, and their market share, are: HP (28.1%), Dell (23.9%), Apple (12.7%; that’s up 8.9% year-over-year), Lenovo (12.5%), and ASUS (7.1%).

Apple is also now in fourth place when it comes to global PC market share. According to IDC the top five global vendors, and their market share, are: Lenovo (20.7%); HP (19.4%), Dell (14.1%; that’s up 6.2% year-over-year); Apple (7.5%), and Acer (7.1%).

The Gartner...

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14:30
AWT News Update: January 12, 2016

Today's Apple news bits include some app announcements, crazy Wall Street analysts, and a Microsoft spokesperson just being...a Microsoft spokesperson:

  • Shares in Apple given a "Buy" rating today by one major investment firm
  • Skype is adding free group video calling to the iPhone and iPad apps soon
  • Microsoft spokesperson Dan Laycock disses the iPad Pro
  • You'll now be able to watch Periscope streams -- like the one we do most days while recording the podcast -- right in your Twitter stream
  • VLC is now in the Apple TV App Store

Text version of this podcast is located below, and video can be viewed here.

Subscribe to the Podcast...

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14:05
Skype to bring free group calling to iPhones, iPads...

Skype users will soon be able to make free group video calls from mobile devices like iPhones, iPods, and iPads, just as they can on Macs, PCs, and Xboxes, the Microsoft-owned company announced on Tuesday.

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13:53
Apple bucks downward PC market spiral, was lone...

The latest statistics from market research firm Gartner show Apple as the lone top-five PC vendor that grew worldwide shipments from 2014, bucking an negative market trend that saw shipments decline for the fourth consecutive year.

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13:50
iOS 9.3 Preview: First look at Night Shift mode,...

This week’s iOS 9.3 beta software update for iPhone and iPad is a pretty major release for a mid-cycle version. New features including the F.lux-like Night Shift which lets you change the color temperature of your display and Touch ID plus secure passwords for Notes feel more major version features. Other parts like new 3D Touch quick actions for many of Apple’s stock apps feel more like playing catch up, but overall iOS 9.3 is shaping up to be an impressive release. Check out the details below:

iOS 9.3 also includes new Siri languages including Hebrew, Finnish, and Malay, as well as the ability to pair multiple Apple Watches to one iPhone. Apple Watch users can also now view Activity data in the Health app, and detailed...

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13:48
Microsoft Puts Legacy IE Browsers Out to Pasture


Microsoft on Tuesday ended technical support for the older versions of its legacy Internet Explorer browser, placing at risk millions of users who -- despite extensive warnings -- have not upgraded to the latest version of Internet Explorer or the free install of Windows 10. The support expiration means that customers using IE 8, 9 and 10 no longer will receive technical support and security updates. Users who fail to upgrade to the latest version of IE or to Edge Users who fail to upgrade to the latest version of IE or to Edge will be at risk.

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13:45
Skype offers early access to free group video calls...

Microsoft said Tuesday that it will soon push free Skype group video calls to those users who have the Android, iOS, and Windows Mobile versions of Skype installed. This feature is already available on the desktop versions of Skype, but Microsoft's using the 10th anniversary of Skype to highlight the move to mobile. 

Microsoft said that in the last decade, Skype users have communicated via video for over 2 trillion minutes. The company explained how much time that is: "with that amount of time, you can use Skype to read to every child in the world for 10 hours, every family can be together over Skype for more than 7 hours and there’s still time left for the entire world’s workforce to have an hour-long interview via Skype." 

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13:11
Apple CarPlay wins Autoblog’s tech of the year award

Autoblog, an online automotive news and information site, has named Apple’s CarPlay the winner of its technology of the year feature award and the 2016 Tesla Model S P90D winner of the technology of the year car award at the 2016 North American International Auto Show.

The awards honor both the best individual technology features in a vehicle along with the vehicle that showcases the most transformative, integrated technologies in the auto world. Winners were selected based on testing conducted by Autoblog’s editorial staff and a guest judge from Engadget, a technology and culture publication.

“We wanted to take the opportunity to highlight the cutting-edge vehicles and technologies...

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13:07
Notable apps and app updates for Jan. 12, 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 for Mac OS X and iOS.

Mac OS X Apps/Updates

Reinvented Software has announced Together 3.5 for Mac and Together 1.4 for iPad and iPhone. Together was developed specifically for collecting, organizing and searching all kinds of files. 

Just about anything can be added to Together for safe keeping, tagged, previewed, collected together in different ways and found again instantly. In the latest versions, iCloud integration has been completely rewritten to make it more flexible, responsive and reliable.

Together 3.5 for Mac costs $49.99, is a free upgrade for all Together 3 users, requires OS X 10.11 El Capitan or later and is...

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12:47
Merrill Lynch upgrades AAPL to 'Buy,' says...

Bank of America Merrill Lynch upgraded Apple stock from "Neutral" to "Buy" on Tuesday, with an analyst at the firm suggesting that any worries about channel or supply chain checks are already factored into share prices.

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12:13
ESA Fails to Rouse Philae Lander


DLR, the German Aerospace Center, this week vainly tried to reawaken the dormant Philae robotic probe, which achieved the first-ever soft landing on a comet nucleus in 2014. DLR sent a command to Philae to spin up its flywheel, which had stabilized the lander during its descent onto the comet. DLR hoped that might give Philae some angular momentum to better align itself with the sun and possibly shake some dust from its solar panels so it could recharge its batteries, which have run down.

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12:05
Skype bringing free group video calling to iPhone...

Skype today announced that it’s bringing free group video calling— a feature it’s long had available on the desktop—to mobile devices including iPhone and iPad users.

Yes, it really has been a decade since Skype changed the way people connect with their loved ones. 6 years ago, we innovated again with one-to-one video calling on mobile phones. Today, we are excited to announce the next evolution – group video calling on Android, iPhone, iPad and Windows 10 Mobile.

The feature will officially launch in the coming weeks, but you can pre-register through Skype’s website here.

And keep an eye out for updates to the...

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11:40
New estimate says Apple Watch accounted for over...

The Apple Watch was far and away the most popular smartwatch during 2015, accounting for about 51.5 percent of shipments, or 8.8 million units, according to a Jupiter Research estimate.

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11:39
Tesla CEO Elon Musk on the Apple Car: ‘It will...

It’d be normal for car company execs to feel a tad threatened by the much-rumored Apple Car, but Tesla CEO Elon Musk is not one of those people. In fact he sounds happy to see Apple entering the electric car market.

“It will expand the industry,” Musk told the BBC this week, before reaffirming his own company’s goals. “Tesla will still aspire to make the most compelling electric vehicles, and that would be our goal, while at the same time helping other companies to make electric cars as well.”

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11:00
Apple World Today Video Tip: Hiding Apple apps in...

Today's tip comes from a smart YouTuber with the handle videosdebarraquito who figured out how to hide those pesky Apple apps that you can't delete. I recorded the process with a narration for your viewing enjoyment:

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10:34
Here’s $100. Can you win $1.5 billion at Powerball?

L.A. Times:

The odds of winning the Powerball jackpot are 1 in 292,201,338. But someone has to win, right? We decided to put that idea to the test.This game starts with $100 to play against multiple lottery drawings. Pick your numbers and watch the money disappear.

I spent $10,000 and “won” $814. That being said, I will still very occasionally buy a lottery ticket, even knowing the odds are stacked against me if only because it’s fun to dream, even if only for a little while, about that kind of money and what I’d do with it.

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10:11
1Password 6 for Mac is here with all vaults view and...

AgileBits is having a huge week. The developer of 1Password released a new iOS version on Monday, followed by a huge update today for the password management app’s Mac version.

We’ve always been big fans of 1Password. In November, the app opened up vaults for teams in beta so colleagues can securely share passwords. It was a long-requested feature, but now many 1Password users have multiple vaults to switch between during the day. 1Password 6.0 now lets you view all vaults, and customize which ones you see if there are some you rarely need to...

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10:04
The two Apples

Above Avalon:

There are two Apples: AAPL, the stock, and Apple, the company. While it would seem logical that one is merely a reflection of the other, in reality, the two are guided by vastly different parameters. Over the long run, Apple and AAPL will likely be at odds with each other due to the very nature of Apple’s long-term mission of making products that people love. It is the classic Wall Street vs. Silicon Valley battle, and 2015 was likely just a taste of what is to come.

It would be an understatement to say that AAPL had a weak 2015. When looking at stock price performance, AAPL’s underperformance was quite striking. While GOOG, FB, and AMZN saw strong double-digit stock price increases, AAPL reported a rare 3% decline, the first annual decline since 2008. Even more striking, AAPL’s performance meant that the market removed $46 billion of market cap from AAPL in 2015, whereas AMZN and GOOG were given nearly $350 billion of additional market capitalization...

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09:00
9to5Toys Last Call: 3000mAh iPhone 6/s Battery Case...

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08:42
Jury selection to start Jan. 25 in Apple-VirnetX...

VirnetX Holding Corp., an Internet security software and technology company, says that jury selection in the company's pending litigation/civil action against Apple will start on Jan. 25. The court issued a “comprehensive order” with rulings on all of the pending daubert and dispositive motions, filed by both parties and pending before the court.

In January 2014, VirnetX filed a motion with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas seeking to supplement its infringement contentions against Apple, the defendant in a patent infringement lawsuit. 

The motion alleged that Apple products, including products containing the redesigned VPN On Demand and Per App VPN features implemented in Apple’s iOS 7, continue to infringe VirnetX’s patented inventions. Some of the currently accused products in this lawsuit include the iPhone 5, iPod touch (fifth generation), iPad (fourth generation), iPad mini, and certain Mac computers...

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08:39
Apple releases first iOS 9.3 beta, hints at new...

It’s the betas that tell you the cool things that are coming down the pipe.

Apple on Monday released the first iOS 9.3 beta through the Apple Developer Center, and a public beta is likely to be available in the near future.

The beta includes mentions of the following new features:

Apple Watch – With iOS 9.3 and watchOS 2.2, the iPhone is able to pair with more than one Apple Watch. Both updates are required, with each watch running watchOS 2.2 and the iPhone running iOS 9.3. WatchOS 2.2 was seeded to developers alongside iOS 9.3.

Night Shift – iOS 9.3 includes a feature that reduces blue light at night, much like f.lux does on a Mac.

Notes – Notes is now password protected and there are new features for sorting by date created, date modified, or...

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08:38
Periscope live streams arrive inside Twitter, no...

Twitter is giving greater visibility to its live streaming app Periscope, with videos appearing directly in users’ feeds.

Those videos will play automatically—though presumably without audio—straight from the timeline view in Twitter’s iOS app. Tapping on the video will open a full screen view of the Periscope stream, including hearts and comments from Periscope users in real time.

Previously, tweets of Periscope streams merely included a link to the separate app. With videos embedded into Twitter, users can tune into live streams even if they haven’t installed Periscope. The Periscope app will still be necessary to comment on streams or host videos, and there’s no word on whether that’ll change in the future.

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08:27
In-app credit card purchases account for 38% of...

New research from Phoenix Marketing International's ongoing tracking study on Apple Pay shows that in-app credit card purchases account for 38% of total credit card transactions for Apple’s mobile payment solution. 

During the first year of Apple Pay marketing, the Phoenix survey recorded Apple Pay credit card transactions among 833 Apple Pay users. Most (91%) made an Apple Pay credit card transaction in a store while two-thirds (67%) made an in-app transaction. Looking at total Apple Pay credit card transactions, 62% were made in-store and 38% were made in-app.

The survey also revealed some of the more popular Apple Pay retailer brands. In-store retailers with the highest foot traffic for Apple Pay credit card users were McDonald's and Apple itself – with over 40% of Apple Pay credit card users making at least one Apple Pay credit card transaction over the last 5 months. Other leading retailers included Macy's (36%) and Subway 32...

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08:23
1Password 6.2 for iOS released, adds array of new...

The cool cats at AgileBits have just released 1Password 6.2 for iOS, adding in a heaping helping of changes along the way:

Smarter Searching: The company’s made changes to the Search tool, and you can now search from the Favorites and Organize tabs, in addition to the Categories tab.

Users can also use a Search Titles feature as well as a Search Everything feature.

Watchtower: This monitors the latest security vulnerabilities from around the web and alerts you when your own accounts might need attention. To start using Watchtower, go to Settings > Security and tap the switch. If an item has a potential vulnerability, you’ll see it in the item’s details view.

Items can now be copies or moved across vaults. All you need to do is view the item’s details and tap...

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08:17
Popular VLC media player app arrives on the new...

After a false start late last month, VLC for Mobile has now arrived on the new Apple TV. VideoLAN officially announced the new Apple TV version of the VLC media player app, which it calls “a full port of VLC media player combined with platform specific features.” VLC enables unsupported media formats to be played on Apple products including the new Apple TV for the first time.

VideoLAN notes that the first version of VLC for Apple TV is notably missing connections to cloud services like Dropbox and OneDrive, but these features are being tested and will be added in the future. The...

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07:44
T-Mobile admits Binge On throttles all video, blames...

T-Mobile is coming clean about how its Binge On program treats streaming video, long after other people figured it out for themselves. But it also leaves some questions unanswered in its attempt to “clarify” matters.

Binge On is a new optional service from T-Mobile that lets users stream unlimited video from supported services, including Netflix and Hulu, without counting against data caps. Enabled by default, it reduces the video quality of those streams to as little as 480p resolution.

In late December, YouTube observed that T-Mobile was reducing its video quality as well, even though YouTube wasn’t part of the Binge On program and was still counting against users’ data caps. That claim was confirmed last week by the Electronic Frontier Foundation...

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07:36
As Apple looks to ditch 3.5mm socket, patent hints...

A new patent awarded to Apple today suggests that the company’s audio plans for future iPhones may go beyond reportedly ditching the 3.5mm headphone socket in favor of Lightning and Bluetooth. The patent is very densely-worded, but seemingly describes a method of getting higher-quality and higher-volume audio from speakers built into slimmer devices.

Apple’s statement of the problem is...

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07:19
52 places to go in 2016

This is a beautiful, video-laden project from the New York Times. It highlights 52 different cities to visit, a sort of bucket list, each accompanied by a writeup, a small map, and a sparkling photo or short video. Lovely job by the Times’ travel team.

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07:01
Elon Musk: It’s an open secret that Apple is working...

Elon Musk, in a BBC interview, talks about the Tesla Model 3, in production next year, designed to be affordable for the masses. When asked about Apple’s plans, he (almost reluctantly, it seems) makes the point that it is an open secret that Apple is working on a car of their own.

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07:00
ProPublica Launches News Site on Dark Web


ProPublica last week reportedly launched what's believed to be the first major news site on the dark Web. The site's purpose reportedly is to maximize the privacy of readers. The Tor hidden service goes beyond SSL in that visits to sites are hidden from eavesdroppers and Internet service providers. Anyone monitoring the various Tor nodes can track visitors who use a Tor browser to view ProPublica's regular site. Using the Tor hidden service retains visitors' anonymity.

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06:50
Poll: Is iOS 9.3 a big enough upgrade to persuade...

Personally, I’m a coward where betas are concerned. Trying one on a secondary device is fine, but I tend to steer clear of them on my daily drivers.

But the iOS 9.3 beta, released yesterday, was a big one! There was Night Shift, that gradually warms the colors on the display to match our natural circadian rhythms, making it easier to fall asleep after staring at the screen until late. Notes secured by Touch ID. Better access to health data. Improved Apple Music integration within CarPlay. Improved personalization for News. And additional 3D Touch functionality for the stock apps.

Not only that, but our usage so far suggests that it...

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06:16
Why Apple Pay usage appears to be lagging behind...

While the number of U.S. retailers who accept Apple Pay has grown seven-fold between the launch of the service and the end of last year, usage appears to be lagging behind that curve. A survey by Phoenix Marketing found that even in the cases of retailers with the highest levels of Apple Pay usage, only a minority of customers use the payment method there more than once a month.

The survey also noted that 47% of Apple Pay users had experienced a failed transaction at least once, and that a handful of states account for half of all payments made using the service.

As someone who lives in the UK, where contactless payment first launched in 2008, none of this surprises me – and I don’t think it’s anything...

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06:10
Integrated CPU graphics are catching up with...

If you’re a casual or mainstream gamer, you don’t need a discrete graphics card, Intel says.

Instead, look at integrated graphics, which are getting more powerful by the day, said Gregory Bryant, vice president and general manager of Intel’s desktop clients platform.

The top-level graphics processors integrated in Intel’s chips, called Iris and Iris Pro, can outperform 80 percent of discrete graphics chips, Bryant said.

“We have improved graphics 30 times what they were five years ago,” Bryant said during a speech at a J.P. Morgan forum last week at CES.

The integrated graphics inside Intel’s latest Core processors code-named Skylake can handle three 4K monitors simultaneously, showing the improvements Intel has made recently.

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05:48
Apple’s audio port patent shows it wants to make...

There are persistent rumors that the iPhone 7 will ditch the traditional 3.5mm headphone jack and offer only two choices for connecting headphones and earphones: wirelessly via Bluetooth or, physically, via a Lightning port. Only Apple knows if the rumors are true, but a newly granted patent (number 9,237,389) by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office shows that the company remains committed (obsessed) with making its devices ever thinner.

In the patent for an “audio port configuration for compact electronic devices,” Apple even points out that, as portable electronic devices get smaller and thinner, there are increased difficulties in providing the same or greater audio functionality in a smaller area. An electronic device such as an iPhone can utilize at least one or two speakers and one or more microphones in its internal house.

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05:26
Apple is granted another patent involving 3D...

Apple continues to work on 3D interfaces and has been granted a patent (number 9,235,753) for “extraction of skeletons from 3D maps.” While this sounds like something from a horror movie, it involves a method for processing data that includes receiving a timed sequence of depth maps of a scene containing a humanoid form having a head. 

A "depth map" has the form of an image in which the pixel values indicate topographical information, rather than brightness and/or color of the objects in the scene. They can be used to segment and identify objects in a scene. Identification of humanoid forms (in other words, 3D shapes whose structure resembles that of a human being) in a depth map, and changes in these forms from scene to scene, may be used as a means for controlling computer applications. 

For example, a depth map may be segmented to identify a contour of a humanoid body. The contour is processed in order to identify a torso and one or more limbs of the body. An input...

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05:11
In less than a year, the Apple Watch has over 50% of...

New data from Juniper Research shows the Apple Watch has claimed 52% of global smartwatch shipments in 2015, despite only launching at the end of April. Its popularity far eclipsed that of rival vendors, with Android Wear shipments comprising less than 10% of sales for the year, according to the research group.

According to the data, Samsung’s Tizen-based Gear S2 hasn’t achieved strong sales volumes since it launched in November despite being well received. Most other smartwatch sales are currently coming from cheaper, simpler devices from a range of smaller players, such as Martian, X and Razer, the latter with the recently-announced Nabu Watch, according to Juniper Research.

Their report says that the continued lack of a strong use...

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05:08
Microsoft dismisses iPad Pro as “a companion device...

A senior Microsoft spokesman dismissed the iPad Pro as nothing more than a companion device, contrasting it with the Microsoft Surface when speaking to TrustedReviews.

Dan Laycock, Senior Communications Manager for Microsoft Surface, says that while consumers can get by with a single Surface product, the same can’t be said for Apple’s heftiest tablet.

“Microsoft really wants you to only carry one device for tablet and PC use,” explains Laycock, speaking to us at the Consumer Electronics Show 2016 in Las Vegas. “Whereas the iPad Pro is always going to be a companion device.”

Laycock also said that “at one point in time, Apple declared that if there’s a stylus, that’s failure” – a...

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05:06
Stifel report: iPhone sales growing significantly in...

So much for all these reports of iPhone sales plummeting: sales in China of non-Android smartphones—which means mostly Apple’s smartphones —grew 33% last quarter, according to Stifel analyst Aaron Rakers, as noted by FORTUNE

The analyst drew his estimate from data released by China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. Stifel is a service brokerage and investment banking firm.

“Android smartphones are estimated to have accounted for approximately 81% of total C4Q15 China domestic smartphone shipments, down from 88% in C3Q15 and 82.5% in C4Q14,” Rakers told clients. “This leaves total non-Android (Apple iPhone = majority?) shipments at a record ~24.3 million in C4Q15, an increase from 18. 3 million in C4Q14 and up from 14.5 in the prior quarter—implied non-Android smartphone phone shipments up 33% y/y and 67% sequentially in C4Q15.”

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04:36
New photos show work underway at rumored location of...

While retail head Angela Ahrendts last year confirmed an earlier report that the company would be opening its first Apple Store in Singapore, she didn’t reveal the location. The address had, though, been reported as 170 Orchard Road in an email from a fitness company advising that its branch there would be closing to make way for a new Apple Store.

Photos posted by iPhone Hacks appear to show work underway at the address as the windows are covered. While there’s still no definitive evidence that this is the location, it looks like we may not have to wait too much longer before we find out.

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04:30
Why the next Mac Pro might be an iMac Pro

The “new” Mac Pro hasn’t been updated since 2009. I expect that it will be this year. But what if an “iMac Pro” replaced the Mac Pro as the new desktop for those needing as much power as possible. 

There are a couple of reasons why Apple might take this route. One: the Mac Pro has a limited, but vital, core group of users. Unit sales of the pro desktop are small -- and Apple doesn't like small (at least in terms of sales, though it loves small when it comes to design). An iMac Pro would appeal to those beyond the current Mac Pro target base. 

Two: the iMac, in its current form, offers lots of power and, with Thunderbolt, impressive expansion opportunities. In fact, the technology offers the potential and promise for even more expansion capabilities such as external graphics cards. More on that in a moment.

In fact, the main reason for making an iMac Pro is Thunderbolt. Imagine taking advantage of Thunderbolt connectivity...

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03:33
tvOS 9.2 Preview: First look at Apple TV’s new...

Apple kicked off the week by releasing a major new beta for each one of its platforms including tvOS 9.2 beta for the new Apple TV. While the software update isn’t available to everyone just yet, the pre-release software brings the 4th-gen Apple TV up to parity with older Apple TVs and even makes it work more like iPhones and iPads. For example, tvOS 9.2 beta finally adds Bluetooth keyboard support to the new Apple TV after first shipping at the end of October without the feature; previous Apple TVs worked with wireless keyboards from the start. The new update also adds a new built-in app and some iPhone-like features as well. Check out the details below:

Just like...

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00:33
T-Mobile's CEO does damage control, apologizes...

T-Mobile CEO John Legere has published an open letter on the company's website, and it smells like an attempt at damage control after getting some real backlash. As you might know, he's been making good use of his colorful vocabulary to defend his co...

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00:05
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The car makers, which accounted for 57 percent of car Auto Brake and ablaze barter sales in the United States endure year, said Friday they will plan with regulators and the allowance industry to cycle out blow alienated braking technology beyond their lineups over the next few years.

The automakers are Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) and its affluence car analysis Audi, BMW, Ford Motor Co, General Motors Co, Mazda Motor Corp, Daimler AG's Mercedes-Benz, Tesla Motors Inc, Toyota Motor Corp and Volvo Car Group.

Antai Administrator Mark Rosekind told reporters Friday that AEB should become accepted a part of the automakers faster than the seven to eight years it could yield to advance binding regulations to bear the technology to consumers.

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23:52
Modern urban life of FUJI

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China: IT services provider, FUJI Passenger Elevator Computer Systems on Thursday said it has partnered with Schindler for development, enhancement and testing services for the latter's double-deck elevator.

FUJI is a leading global elevator company. A double-deck elevator is a revolutionary product designed such a way that two cabins of an elevator are attached on top of one another.

This enables passengers on two...

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23:39
Modules are built using a controlled process

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Modular homes can be added affordable than site-built Modular Home. Their below physique time will save you money on the all-embracing construction. Home inspections are not needed, as these are all done in the factory.

Modules are built using a controlled process, each stage is carefully planned and are usually optimized by the modular plant....

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21:12
Piper Jaffray lowers March iPhone estimates to 55M,...

Ahead of Apple's upcoming quarterly earnings report, investment firm Piper Jaffray lowered iPhone shipment estimates to 55 million units for the current quarter, but maintains AAPL is the year's top stock pick.

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18:17
App Analytics data now available for tvOS apps

Overshadowed by Monday's tsunami of iOS, Mac and tvOS beta releases, Apple announced an expansion to its App Analytics tool that lets developers measure user engagement and monetization of tvOS apps.

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17:34
Apple to open new Paris flagship store, offices in...

Apple has reportedly signed a 12-year lease for an entire building along Paris' historic Avenue des Champs-?lys?es, where it plans to open a flagship Apple Store in the next two to three years .

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15:30
The Week in iPad Cases: New satchels and carry-alls...

...plus, thin cases from Peel and LK, and more

This week’s roundup of new iPad cases gives your plenty of carry-all options for commuting, with a few classic hard-shell cases and folios for more basic needs.

Brenthaven

The Medina Fold-Over (all iPad models and iPad Pro; $150) features a stylish two-tone exterior with a striped interior lining.

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15:20
[Sponsor] CloudMagic for Mac: A Beautifully Simple...

Not so long ago, emails were few and far between. I remember the days of eagerly waiting for them.

Gradually, information tsunamis started submerging the world. My inbox started overflowing. Life wasn’t simple anymore. To deal with it, many apps threw scores of tools at me - interfaces peppered with multiple panes, toolbars and buttons. It was chaotic.

Someone had to say, ‘Enough is enough’. So we did.

And thus CloudMagic for Mac was born - our humble attempt at making email peaceful and zen again. Featuring:

  • Clean and focused Inbox to quickly show you what matters the most
  • Distraction-free Conversation View that makes reading stress-free
  • Blissful Compose mode, where nothing comes between you and what you write

What’s more, we hit the Mac App Store on 6th January and got some love straight away.

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14:38
Apple's electric car project an 'open...

In an interview on Monday, Tesla founder Elon Musk said it is obvious that Apple is working on an electric car to rival products from established automakers, though he doesn't foresee a Cupertino-designed vehicle threating growing Tesla sales.

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13:54
Apple denies it's making an iOS-to-Android...

Don’t bet on Apple making it easier for iPhone users to switch over to Android.

In a statement sent to BuzzFeed, Apple has denied a rumor that it was working on an iOS-to-Android switching tool. The rumor was first reported by The Telegraph, which claimed Apple was developing this tool after succumbing to pressure from European mobile carriers.

“There is no truth to this rumor,” according to Apple spokesperson Trudy Muller. “We are entirely focused on switching users from Android to iPhone, and that is going great.”

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13:48
Apple denies plans to build iOS-to-Android migration...

Apple is not, in fact, working on a migration tool to help iPhone owners switch to Android, a spokesperson said on Monday, in a rare instance of the company commenting on rumors.

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13:21
Apple publishes first comprehensive list of CarPlay-...

Having finally accumulated a large enough stable of partners for the platform, Apple on Monday published an official list of current and (some) future vehicles compatible with CarPlay.

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12:54
Audi h-tron quattro unveil

Audi unveiled its hydrogen fuel-cell powered h-tron quattro concept car at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on Jan. 11, 2016.

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12:46
What to expect in iOS 9.3, in developer beta now

Apple released the first beta of iOS 9.3 to developers on Monday—hit up the Developer Center if you’re enrolled in the program—which means users who participate in the public beta should get it shortly, perhaps this week. To whet your appetite, Apple has posted a iOS 9.3 Preview page on its website, teasing what’s to come in this new dot-release for iOS 9. Let’s go down the list and add a little context, shall we?

Night Shift. Many of our favorite apps, like Tweetbot, Kindle, and Instapaper, have a “night mode” because reading a bright white screen in the dark can be killer on the eyes. Apple’s catching on with the all-new Night Shift feature, which works a little differently but has the benefit of being system-wide.

To read this...

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12:34
Lexus LF-FC North American unveil

Lexus unveiled its LF-FC hydrogen fuel-cell concept car at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on Jan. 11, 2016, and set a target for a production model.

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12:33
Apple has no clue how many people read News on iOS

Apple is working with more than 100 news publishers to put content in the News app for iOS, but there’s a slight hiccup: Neither Apple nor the publishers know how many people are reading News.

According to the Wall Street Journal, Apple has been underestimating the number of News readers it reports to publishers, though the company didn’t say how or why the problem happened, or when it might be fixed.

The Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Washington Post, and other major news publications can’t be happy about the glitch, which means they’ve been giving their advertisers wrong information. Publishers can sell their own ads in the app and reap 100 percent of the revenues, or they can let Apple sell ads on their behalf and keep 70 percent. But when publishers don’t have an accurate view of how big their...

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11:23
Ford takes self-driving into the snow

Detroit has at least one thing Silicon Valley doesn’t: snow. And Ford is taking advantage of that to test how its autonomous vehicles perform when they can’t see lane markings.

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11:05
tvOS 9.2 beta 1 adds support for app folders,...

The upcoming tvOS 9.2 update for the fourth-generation Apple TV adds a number of new capabilities for the fresh platform, including the ability to stow apps in folders on the home screen, and to connect a Bluetooth keyboard for easier text entry.

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10:59
Apple adds night mode, secure notes, more in iOS 9.3

The next point release of Apple's mobile operating system is shaping up to be one of the most important yet, with a slew of new features that help users sleep, keep their sensitive data under wraps, and get a better overview of their health coming in iOS 9.3.

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10:50
iOS 9.3 for iPad adds multi-user support for...

The forthcoming release of iOS 9.3 will add a number of new iPad features focused on the education market, including multi-user support and a new dedicated Classroom app.

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10:33
iOS 9.3 & watchOS 2.2 betas add ability to pair...

In a potential sign that new Apple Watch hardware could be around the corner, Apple's newly released iOS 9.3 beta gives developers the ability to pair multiple Apple Watches with an iPhone.

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10:05
Apple issues first betas for iOS 9.3, tvOS 9.2,...

Apple on Monday dropped a deluge of new software updates for testers, with new beta releases for its iOS, tvOS, watchOS and Mac OS X platforms now available to download.

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Tuesday January 13

15:50
Android 5.0 Lollipop still hard to find, full of...

Google's Android team has advised outside security researchers that it will no longer fix security bugs found in Jelly Bean or earlier releases, despite the fact that "pre-KitKat 4.4" software powers the majority of active users' devices currently accessing Google Play. Meanwhile, less than 0.1 percent of Android users have received Android 5.0, and those who have report an "unfinished/unpolished" experience.

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12:32
Hands On: Chrome Remote Desktop (OS X, iOS)

Imagine squeezing your retina iMac screen down onto an iPhone 5. You can do it. It might look a bit silly and initially you might wonder why you'd bother, but it has long been possible to see and remotely control your Macs and PCs on even your iPhone. Now Google has released Chrome Remote Desktop for iOS and you can do it for free. You'll do it, too: try this once and you will forever keep finding other reasons why it's incredibly useful. It's fantastic when you forget a file, for instance, and can now just find and email it to yourself from afar. And it will save your soul, your sanity and yo...



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12:24
InvenSense hit with lawsuit over concessions in...

A new lawsuit filed against gyroscope and accelerometer supplier for Apple, InvenSense, accuses the company of failing to tell investors about the concessions it made to secure a recent deal. InvenSense parts are used in the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus; executives should have warned investors, the suit alleges, that Apple was given a "sweetheart deal" that would hurt profits. "Instead of revealing the true condition of the company and its prospects, defendants hid those facts from investors and chose to issue strong guidance and paint a picture of a bright future with a new mega-customer," the complai...



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