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Monday June 6

06:49
Siri, Alexa, and company: The bot power rankings

A top 25 list of conversational bots, including Siri and Alexa. Lots to read, almost every example with a link so you can learn more or, in some cases, give the bot a try.

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06:45
Microsoft's Cortana heading to Xbox One, will...

Apple's Siri voice controls debuted on the new Apple TV last fall, and Microsoft's competing Cortana will follow suit, debuting in the living room on Xbox One consoles starting this summer.

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06:42
Behind the scenes: Twitter bets everything on Jack...

A fascinating read, written by the guy who wrote “Hatching Twitter”. A real insider’s story, full of poison and plotting.

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06:18
Bose gears up for rumored removal of 3.5mm headphone...

Bose is one of the best-known names in noise-cancelling headphones with its QuietComfort 25 model a popular choice, and the firm is now gearing up for the rumored removal of the headphone jack from the iPhone 7 with a wireless version.

The new Bose QuietComfort 35 headphones, launched today, offer the same noise-cancelling performance as their wired predecessors, but with Bluetooth and NFC pairing.

These are our best headphones. In making them wireless, we had one goal: seamlessly merge Bluetooth and our Acoustic Noise Cancelling technology together with no compromise to the technologies or the audio performance we’re known for …

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06:17
India could exempt Apple Stores from local sourcing...

An idea allegedly being floated by the Indian government could make proposed Apple Stores exempt from local sourcing regulations, but only for two to three years, according to a new report

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05:42
Survey finds that 98% have used Siri, but only 3% do...

A survey by Creative Strategies found that while almost all American iPhone users have at least tried Siri, only 3% have ever used it in public. The firm expresses surprise at the apparent reason for this.

With public usage as low as 3% for iPhone users, it seems users are still uncomfortable talking to their devices. Even more fascinating is this happens in the US where consumers are accustomed to talking loudly on phones in public.

Highest usage of Siri was, unsurprisingly, in the car, where it hit 62%. Use at home averaged 39% across all the voice assistants surveyed, falling to just 1.3% at work where both the embarrassment factor and a desire not to disturb others likely combine …

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05:14
Benchmarks show notable differences between iPad Pro...

AnandTech doesn’t rush its product reviews, but their in-depth nature means they are always worth waiting for. Having gotten around to posting its review of the 9.7-inch iPad Pro, the system performance section in particular makes for interesting reading.

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05:00
Grovemade’s wood Mac accessories are gorgeous works...

As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve always had an appreciation for fine wood, which is why I’m a big fan of the products from Grovemade, a designer of handcrafted wooden and leather accessories. In March the company introduced newly redesigned trays for Apple’s latest versions of the Magic Keyboard and Trackpad, so now my desktop set-up is complete.

The desk trays — as classy as Grovemade’s other products — are crafted to complement the iconic profile of the Apple accessories, and feature ergonomically designed, slim profiles. They’re available in domestic Eastern Hardrock Maple or Black Walnut and lined with cork to protect your desk while keeping the Magic Keyboards and Trackpads from sliding about. The desk trays join the Monitor Stand ($119) and Mouse Pad ($99) on my desk, and I love the way they look. 

The Keyboard Tray retails for $99, the Keyboard Tray 10 Key retails for $119, and the Trackpad...

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04:30
Total War: Fall of the Samurai for Mac OS X has an...

By J. Eric Anderson

The 19th century proved to be one of the most turbulent times in the history of the Japanese Empire. After the events of Total War: Shogun 2, Japan enjoyed a prosperous 200 years of peace. That changes with Total War: Fall of the Samurai ($39.99, from Feral Interactive) for Mac OS X 10.9.5 and higher.

Though the emperor had nominal sovereignty, the shoguns held the true power, and were responsible for the meaningful governance of the nation. Seeking to maintain the cultural integrity of Japan, virtually all involvement with the outside world was strictly forbidden; Japanese citizens weren't allowed to leave the country, and foreigners seeking to enter unbidden were met with violence. 

This lasted until an American fleet arrived and forced a trade agreement at gunpoint after bombarding a populous port city. The resulting torrent of foreign...

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04:09
External Link: WWDC App Adds Apple TV Version

With the Worldwide Developer Conference coming up on 13 June 2016, Apple has updated its iOS WWDC app with a version for the fourth-generation Apple TV. That’s less compelling for WWDC attendees, who will be most interested in the app’s maps of the venues and a schedule of events. For Apple developers not attending WWDC, though, the app will provide live streams of sessions and the Apple TV support will make watching easier to do in the living room. Considering the number of developers who don’t win the WWDC ticket lottery, we’re glad to see Apple improving the experience of not being there for those who can’t make it.

 

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04:00
Compromise said to be likely in India, providing go-...

Times of India is reporting that a compromise is likely to be reached that will allow Apple to proceed with plans to open retail stores in the country despite rules that currently prevent this. If confirmed, it will be an important step for Apple in what Tim Cook expects to become a huge growth market over time.

I sort of view India as where China was seven to ten years ago from that point of view. I think there’s a really great opportunity there.

 

There are currently no official Apple Stores in India because of a rule that requires companies to manufacture at least 30% of their products within the country before they can open a single-brand...

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04:00
How to stamp out butt dialing

Has this ever happened to you: Your iPhone SPONTANEOUSLY MADE A PHONE CALL FOR NO APPARENT REASON? Friends say, "I'm returning your call," EVEN THOUGH YOU KNOW YOU DIDN'T CALL THEM? You see phone numbers in your Recent Calls list BUT YOU KNOW YOU DIDN'T DIAL THEM?  

If any of these things has happened to you, I'm pretty sure I know why. And, I'm also pretty sure I know a habit that will eliminate spontaneous iPhone dialing (aka butt-dialing) forever.  

The reason it happens, you see, is that you almost certainly didn't lock your phone before you stuck it into your pocket, purse, pack, cup holder, or whatever. With an unlocked phone it's far too easy to accidentally dial or redial a phone number without knowing. 

The reason I'm relatively certain that's why your iPhone is making those calls is that I forced myself to adopt a new habit of pressing my iPhone's Lock button religiously before stashing it in my pocket (or anywhere else). I rarely forget to...

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03:52
India’s government expected to allow Apple to open...

The Indian government is expected to allow Apple to open its own retail outlets in the country without any sourcing requirement for two-to-three years as it tries to work out an arrangement under which the company will agree to local purchases once it gets a stronger toehold in the country, reports the Times of India

Quoting unnamed sources, the TOI says discussions have already kicked off between the finance ministry and the department of industrial policy and promotion (DIPP) and the option of allowing Apple stores without sourcing requirements in the initial years has been floated. This follows the finance ministry's rejection of a DIPP-led panel's recommendation to do away with the sourcing requirement for Apple on the grounds that the company sold products that had "cutting-edge technology.”

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03:45
8 new 360-degree cameras that won't break the...

360-degrees of awesome.

Image by Facebook

No question about it—the popularity of 360-degree video and imagery is exploding, and it’s no coincidence that the new boom arrives smack-dab in the middle of 2016’s virtual reality revolution. Today, anyone can view 360-degree images and video in a browser, smartphone, tablet, or headset, and YouTube’s 360-degree Videos Channel and Facebook’s 360 community have become major destinations for immersive and streaming content.

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03:30
Barron’s: Johnson & Johnson supplants Apple as...

Johnson & Johnson — best known for baby powder and band-aids — has replaced Apple as Barron’s Most Respected Company. In fact, Apple slipped to number three, according to the magazine.

Johnson & Johnson jumped to No. 1 from No. 6 in 2015. Berkshire Hathaway moved into second place, up from third place last year.

Online retailer Amazon.com advanced to No. 4 from No. 17. Rounding out this year’s top five: Nike, which moved from ninth place in 2015.

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02:00
Daily Deal: Huge savings on Nuance Dragon for Mac v5

Yeah, you can do dictation on the Mac with OS X, but only for short periods of time. You can give your Mac voice commands right out of the box...after you've set up specific shortcuts. If you really want to get productive with your Mac, both in terms of doing long sessions of voice dictation and controlling your Mac with your voice, it's time to get Nuance Dragon for Mac v5.

We've got one heck of a deal for you -- the app is 50% off, meaning it's only $99.99 to start with. Take an additional $10 of the price tag with coupon code DRAG10, and you're getting Nuance Dragon for Mac for just $89.99. 

What can you really do with Dragon? A lot!

  • Wide-ranging functionality: dictate emails, complete reports & spreadsheets, surf the web, capture thoughts on-the-go...
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Sunday June 5

20:00
Living circuits can handle complex computing

Gene-based circuits are about to get decidedly more sophisticated. MIT scientists have developed a method for integrating both analog and digital computing into those circuits, turning living cells into complex computers. The centerpiece is a thres...

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17:22
Bose QuietComfort noise-cancelling headphones go...

Bose’s famous QuietComfort 25 active noise-cancelling headphones are going cordless in the form of the company’s new QuietComfort 35s. But in a market already awash with wireless ANC cans, is the effort too little too late to grab the attention of music-loving/cord-hating aficionados? Having had the opportunity to spend a short amount of hands-on time with them last week at a media event in New York City, we think they have a fighting chance.

Comfortable, lightweight, and offering a welcome amount of sound separation and warm bass at all volume levels, the QC35 sound pretty agreeable. Similar in looks and heft to the company’s iconic QC25s, Bose’s QuietComfort 35 headphones are a cushy over-the-ear affair available in black or silver. They utilize four separate microphones and an ANC chipset to block out a massive amount of external noise—at least under the controlled conditions that we were allowed to listen to them in. Our full review of the QC35s will be available later...

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16:04
Norway reportedly agrees on banning new sales of gas...

There’s little chance of many other countries matching Norway’s timeline for any number of reasons but, going forward, governmental action similar to this might be required in order to make a significant leap in electric vehicle sales.

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15:11
Apple.com hosts late tribute to boxer Muhammad Ali

Apple on Sunday joined in the trend of public tributes to Muhammad Ali, updating its website with an image and epitaph for the famous boxer, who died on Friday at the age of 74.

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14:49
Why are we still teaching kids cursive writing?

It’s an interesting question. I had to write out a sentence a few weeks ago using a pen and paper (probably for the first time in years) and had to concentrate to remember how to write out certain letters. In the age of computers and voice-assisted interfaces, do we still need cursive?

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14:30
Cartography comparison: Google Maps & Apple Maps

While O’Beirne “designed and led the development of Apple’s cartography” and therefore might be considered biased, this is nonetheless a (very) long and interesting discussion of the differences and similarities of the two apps. I’m directionally-challenged so these kinds of discussions are really interesting to me. I still prefer a dedicated GPS device but occasionally need to use one of several iOS apps in order to find my way around and can see some huge differences in the way these two apps present information.

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13:13
A look at Apple’s insanely ambitious tree-planting...

Weirdly interesting article about the lengths Apple is going to to ensure the landscaping of the new campus is just as precise and groundbreaking as the building itself.

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12:30
Fascinating app shows you how misleading maps can be

There’s no doubt the vast majority of us learned what we know of world geography from a Mercator map but this online tool shows just how inaccurate our impressions of the size of various countries really is.

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10:54
Instagram goes algorithmic, will try to guess what...

Enjoy Instagram’s reverse-chronological timeline while you can, because it’s about to go away for good. In a blog post published late last week, Instagram announced that it will start to roll out a new algorithmic feed to its users “over the coming month.” 

The new algorithmic feed, which Instagram first announced back in March, will attempt to identify the things you’re most interested in and put those posts at the top of your feed. According to Instagram, users “miss 70 percent of their feeds” on average. The new feed tries to address this—you might not see more of your feed, the thinking goes, but at least you’ll see the things you’ll want to see.

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07:45
Facebook begins removing chat from its mobile site,...

If it wasn’t clear already, Facebook would really like it if you used its Messenger app.

TechCrunch reported Friday that the company is currently working to remove the Messenger function on the mobile version of its website, pushing users instead to use the separate Facebook Messenger app.

According to the report, tapping the chat button in the toolbar may result in a message informing you that “your conversations are moving to Messenger,” and that “soon you’ll only be able to view your messages from Messenger.” You can dismiss this notice, TechCrunch notes—at least for now.

It looks as though the push to Messenger will be in stages: When I checked Facebook via the mobile app, I got prompted to install Messenger, but I wasn’t warned that I would soon be required to use the Facebook Messenger app. According to...

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04:47
Apple commemorates Muhammad Ali with homepage tribute

Apple is today commemorating the life of boxer Muhammad Ali with a fullscreen homepage tribute, who died in hospital on Friday at the age of 74. The quote reads: ‘The man who has no imagination has no wings’. Apple executives Tim Cook and Phil Schiller have also shown their respects on Twitter.

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Saturday June 4

19:03
American Airlines planes will get ViaSat's...

American Airlines is equipping a fleet of Boeing 737 MAX planes with in-flight WiFi other than Gogo's. It has inked a deal with California-based company ViaSat, which also provides internet connection to some of Virgin America's newest A320 planes. V...

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17:35
RNA gene editing could stop viruses in their tracks

The gene editing technique CRISPR promises to treat all kinds of genetically-linked conditions, but it's so far limited to tweaking DNA, not the RNA that does everything from carrying protein sequence info to regulating gene expression. That may chan...

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17:16
Alfred 3.0.1

Major new release for the keyboard-driven launcher adds snippet expansion to its Powerpack add-on. (£17 new, free update, 2.8 MB)

 

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15:33
How-To: Drive a 4K display at 60 Hz on the 2016...

The 2016 MacBook is capable of driving a 4K display at 60 Hz via a single USB-C cable. Such a feat is achievable via an easy-to-apply IOKit patch.

One of the great things about the new Intel hardware inside of the 2016 MacBook is that it’s capable of supporting 4K resolution at 60 Hz. The jump in refresh is a big deal, as anyone who’s tried to put up with running a 30 Hz refresh rate can attest to.

Operating at 30 Hz results in jerky and choppy cursor movement, and in some cases can induce headaches after prolonged use.

Sadly, the MacBook only supports 30 Hz out of the box for 4K resolution. It’s not immediately clear as to why this is, but on its support page, Apple makes it known that 4K resolution is limited to 30 Hz.

The good news is that it is possible to enable 60 Hz at native 4K resolution and 1080p (HiDPI/Retina) resolution on a 2016 MacBook. In fact, I just did so on the ...

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12:30
IBM Has Been Awarded An Average Of 24 Patents Per...

Traditional companies continue to score a huge number of patents, reports Quartz. The publication deep dived into the patent filings to find which company has been awarded the most number of patents this year. According to its finding, IBM has been awarded 3,617 patents so far this year, whereas Samsung comes close with 3,032 patents during the same period. Behind these giants sit Google with 1,530 patents, Intel with 1,293, Qualcomm with 1,262, Microsoft with 1,232, and Apple with 1,060 patents. From the report: Although IBM's patent-producing power slowed somewhat in 2015, the number of patents it's received so far this year is up more than 13% compared to a year earlier. The company is in the middle of a painful reinvention, that sees the company shifting further away from hardware sales into cloud computing, analytics, and AI services. It's also plugging away on a myriad of fundamental scientific research projects -- many of which could revolutionize the world if they can come...

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11:36
Slack for Mac 2.0.3

Maintenance release group messaging system and productivity tool address problems with the sign-in process. (Free with paid subscription options, 22.2 MB)

 

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10:23
Apple’s K-12 market share hits a new low (is it time...

Apple’s share of the U.S. K-12 market has fallen to new lows, according to data released by researcher Futuresource Consulting. iPads accounted for only 17% of institutional educational purchases in the first quarter of 2016, while Mac laptops accounted for only 4%. In 2013, iPads accounted for nearly 40% of K-12 institutional purchases. 

"Apple's numbers are down. Sales to education are declining," Mike Fisher, Futuresource analyst, told Business Insider (http://www.businessinsider.com/ipad-sales-hit-lowest-point-in-educationa...). "As the market has matured, I think Apple's approach to the educational market probably needs to change a little bit." 

In terms of market share,...

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10:00
Banking Trojans Take Backseat to Ransomware


The banking trojan -- a type of malware used to steal credentials for bank accounts -- has been a staple of cyberthieves for years. However, ransomware, which has proven both easy to use and highly successful, has started eroding its popularity. In a typical banking trojan attack, a robber mounts a phishing campaign to entice a target to open an attachment or click on a link that delivers the malware to the victim's computer. The thief then leverages it to obtain banking credentials and make withdrawals from the mark's account.

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09:09
This week’s top stories: What to expect at WWDC 2016...

In this week’s top stories: iPhone 7 leaks, more on the rumored upcoming MacBook Pros with OLED touch bar, what’s in store for WWDC 2016, and much more.

Apple also launched its Back to School promo for 2016, and designer brand Coach started preparing for a launch of its Apple Watch bands next week. Head below for all of the handy links to these and our other top shared Apple stories this week.

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08:31
Apple Offers No Explanation for 7-Hour Outage

Apple services went offline for up to 7 hours Thursday -- and the company has yet to offer an explanation. An anonymous reader writes:
The outage affected the App Store, iTunes in the Cloud, Apple TV, Mail Drop, Find my iPhone, and Photos. During the outage, Apple responded to complaints on Twitter, "Thank you for the information. We're aware of this issue and are investigating,"

Tech Times reports that the iCloud Music Library had also experienced an outage on Wednesday, and that just weeks ago Apple released an operating system update which bricked several iPad Pros. And yesterday Amazon also experienced a service outage.


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07:29
Review: LG’s USB-C-enabled 4K Monitor lends single...

If you’re looking for a 4K display that can be paired with your 12″ MacBook via a single USB-C cable, then your options are fairly limited. It seems that LG is one of the few display makers that has such a monitor available for sale.

LG’s 27UD88-W is a 27″ USB-C-enabled display. Its USB-C port allows MacBook owners to connect a single cable to drive the display, charge the machine, and facilitate data transfer.

As I alluded to in my recent 2016 MacBook post, the 27UD88-W isn’t perfect, but it’s one of the only games in town if you desire a 4K monitor with USB-C connectivity in tow.

If you’re a MacBook owner, should you consider purchasing one? Have a look inside for the details. more…

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05:30
StarTech debuts Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt adapter

StarTech.com has announced that it says is the first Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt Adapter on the market, which bridges new Thunderbolt 3 computers to Thunderbolt and Thunderbolt 2 peripheral devices. This gives users the ability to connect their Thunderbolt 3 computers to the ecosystem of Thunderbolt and Thunderbolt 2 devices.

Thunderbolt 3 technology is different from previous Thunderbolt technologies because it uses the new USB-C connector to combine and deliver power, display and connectivity signals in a single connection. Thunderbolt 3 technology offers transfer speeds of up to 40Gbps, dual 4K display support, power and charging up to 100W, and support for both DisplayPort and PCI Express protocols. 

With the new StarTech.com adapter users can connect their existing Thunderbolt and Thunderbolt 2 devices to the Thunderbolt 3 USB-C port on...

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05:00
Akitio previews a 4-bay Thunderbolt 3 storage device

Akitio has announced the $429.99 Akitio Thunder3 Quad, which the company says is the industry’s first 4-bay, Thunderbolt 3 storage device. It offers fast transfers with the added flexibility of a DisplayPort video output in a form factor small enough for a desktop.

The Thunder3 Quad can deliver transfer speeds of up to 1375 MB/s while simultaneously providing two 4K video streams to connected displays. It’s designed for consumers and professionals who desire high speed external storage and/or video streams in one connection, according to Akitio.

The Thunder3 Quad 4-bay enclosure features two Thunderbolt 3 Ports and a DisplayPort video output to connect to the latest 4K 60Hz displays. The second Thunderbolt 3 port on the Thunder3 Quad operates the same as a...

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04:30
WaterField Design gives us the Duo Dopp Kit

WaterField Designs has introduced the $79 Duo Dopp Kit, designed for daily or travel use.

It’s a two-compartment case for organizing gear. It’s deep enough to hold grooming items or even tech gear, and soft enough to compress so it packs into your luggage.

Crafted from brown, waxed canvas or black ballistic nylon and premium leather, the Duo Dopp Kit’s main self-locking zipper extends past three sides allowing the Kit to open all the way up and lie flat. This design provides access to two deep, interior mesh pockets that close with locking zippers and separate liquids and gels from other items.

Each pocket is lined with gold, water-resistant nylon to help light up the interior. A leather grab handle can be used to hang the Kit up and out of the way when counter space is limited. The Kit compresses to fit into luggage or carry-on bag.

For wet-shave enthusiasts, WaterField...

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04:00
Alien Hunters, the second DLC pack for XCOM 2, is...

Alien Hunters, the second DLC pack for XCOM 2, is out now. Available to buy separately, or as part of the Reinforcement Pack, Alien Hunters DLC features a narrative-driven mission, new weapons and armor, a new Hunter’s Lodge facility in the Avenger, plus three new “Ruler” alien units to combat.

Ruler aliens will show up at random during a campaign and they are highly intelligent: each has its own unique behavior and tactics. If you can’t take out a Ruler quick enough, it will escape to fight another day. 

There are four new weapons: the Bolt Caster, a high damage single-shot weapon; the Hunter’s Axe, a powerful blade weapon that can be thrown at enemies or used to dispatch foes at close range; the Frost Bomb grenade, which can temporarily freeze targets; and the ShadowKeeper pistol, which grants its user the Shadowfall ability, an ability that guarantees a hit and places its user...

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03:17
This week on AI: New MacBook Pro leaks, 256GB '...

Although there weren't any earthshaking developments this week, we did get more teases about the future of the iPhone and the Macbook Pro -- including suggestions that Apple might be moving to a slower, three-year cycle for major iPhone upgrades.

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Friday June 3

23:22
Muhammad Ali – 25 of the best photographs of the...

I was able to hang out with and interview Ali’s friend, photographer, and biographer, Howard Bingham, at a Macworld Expo in 1998. He told me of his friendship with Ali but also his photography and how much fun it was to shoot the champ. I wish I knew about photography then what I know now. I could have asked Howard much better questions. While Bingham didn’t shoot any of these linked shots, you can see a similar style – dictated not only because of its time but also because of its subject matter.

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23:15
Muhammad Ali, titan of boxing and the 20th century,...

When I heard the news that he was sick and in the hospital, I knew it was just a matter of time. He was an amazing man in so many ways who lived a life that was full and full of controversy but you got the impression he wouldn’t have it any other way. I met Ali at a Macworld Expo in the late 1990s. I don’t have many heroes in my life but he was definitely one of them. I was in awe of the man and I’m never in awe of other human beings. I had tears in my eyes (just as I do now writing this) as I told him how honored I was to meet him. He didn’t speak but did that familiar boxer’s thing of lightly tapping me on the jaw with his fist. I wish I had a picture of that moment.

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21:30
WWDC 2016 Preview Rumors: No new hardware but plenty...

Recently departed (but still friend of the site!) Mark Gurman went on the Jay and Farhad Show this evening and gave his predictions for WWDC 2016 and beyond. Most of the conversation material was either posted previously on 9to5mac or elsewhere but there were certainly some new “whispers”… more…

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17:21
AT&T to lean on 'iPhone 7' promotions...

AT&T is looking to iPhone to protect its postpaid mobile subscriber base from incursions made by carriers and "Un-carriers" alike, a strategy expected to result in attractive "iPhone 7" promotions later this year, according to investment bank Nomura Securities.

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17:08
A woman’s epic journey to climb 7 mountains—shot on...

Seven mountains. Unfathomable. I just got back from a 30 minute hike and I want to lie down and die.

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16:23
Grubhub, Seamless app updates add Apple Pay checkout...

Apple Pay gained the support of two major on-demand food delivery services on Friday, as Grubhub included Apple's payments service as a checkout option in updates to its Grubhub and Seamless iOS apps.

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16:06
Evernote 6.7

Makes changes to the switcher, adding tags and improving matching algorithm to recognize possible misspelled searches. (Free, 53.6 MB)

 

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16:00
The Public Access Weekly: Cake every day

What a week! Not only was it Public Access' first birthday this week -- And a very happy birthday to all of you who make Public Access what it is! -- But we also have stats on all the stories from May, details on a comments upgrade, special annivers...

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15:14
Apple Daily Report for June 3, 2016

The AWT News Update is on hiatus while my compadre, Steve, takes a road trip. In its place, I’ll offer a text-only (no podcast) summary of breaking stories with a tip o’ my hat to my former website, Apple Daily Report.

Apple is inviting staff to vote for one of 20 different ‘“community themes, a list of worthy projects ranging from using technology to boost environmental sustainability to empowering the elderly. One of the projects is geared to making Apple products more available to those who would not normally be able to afford them.

Well, maybe the "King of Bollywood" Shah Rukh Khan isn’t becoming the brand ambassador for Apple in India. According to news agency ANI, quoting inside sources, the speculations about the...

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15:13
Notable apps and app updates for June 3, 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

Inspiring-Life Technologies Private Limited has introduced Notea 1.0, their new note taking app for OS X. Users can maximize their user experience by utilizing Magic Track Pad gestures.

Notes requires Mac OS X Yosemite or El Capitan. It costs $0.99 for a limited time and is available at the Mac App Store.

Brotens has announced Illuminando 2.0. It’s an upgrade of the lighting calculation for Mac OS X Yosemite or El Capitan. 

Illuminando is a native Cocoa CAD app designed to perform lighting calculations using interactive tools...

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14:34
Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Lenovo all add bloatware with...

A study by Duo Labs looking at a series of name-brand PC makers revealed that their bundled software "is making us vulnerable and invading our privacy."

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13:44
Former Father of the iPod Tony Fadell is leaving...

Tony Fadell hasn’t been able to shake the bad press as CEO of Nest since Google (now Alphabet) acquired his smart home accessories company, and today that story’s coming to a close as Fadell announced publicly that he’s stepping aside and ‘leaving the Nest’.

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13:18
Tony Fadell leaving Nest

Although this news may feel sudden to some, this transition has been in progress since late last year and while I won’t be present day to day at Nest, I’ll remain involved in my new capacity as an advisor to Alphabet and Larry Page. This will give me the time and flexibility to pursue new opportunities to create and disrupt other industries – and to support others who want to do the same – just as we’ve done at Nest. We should all be disrupters!

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13:15
Tony Fadell, "father of the iPod," steps...

Tony Fadell, the founder and chief executive of Nest--the hardware firm acquired by Google in 2014 for $3.2 billion--has announced that "the time is right to 'leave the Nest.'"

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12:57
With Touch ID rumored for Apple's new MacBook...

Apple is rumored to bring its Touch ID fingerprint sensor to the MacBook Pro later this year, but Windows PC makers could potentially beat it to the punch, thanks to new technology from Synaptics that's nearing release.

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12:46
∞ See how a Google Doodle is made

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12:25
Tech CEOs Declare This the Era of Artificial...

You will be hearing a lot about AI and machine learning in the coming years. At Recode's iconic conference this week, a number of top executives revealed -- and reiterated -- their increasingly growing efforts to capture the nascent technology category. From a Reuters report (condensed): Sundar Pichai, chief executive of Alphabet's Google, said he sees a "huge opportunity" in AI. Google first started applying the technology through "deep neural networks" to voice recognition software about three to four years ago and is ahead of rivals such as Amazon.com, Apple, and Microsoft in machine learning, Pichai said. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos predicted a profound impact on society over the next 20 years. "It's really early but I think we're on the edge of a golden era. It's going to be so exciting to see what happens," he said. IBM CEO Ginni Rometty said the company has been working on artificial technology, which she calls a cognitive system, since 2005 when it started developing its Watson...

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12:15
The Week in iOS Apps: Over the rainbow!

Follow the yellow-brick road

This week’s roundup includes a new game based on a beloved old movie. Read on!

Wizard of Oz: Magic Match

Wizard of Oz: Magic Match (free, iPhone and iPad) mixes the beloved iOS game with characters and events based on the 1939 classic movie. Lions and tigers and purple hearts, oh my! 

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12:12
OS X 10.12 & Mac: What will Apple show off for...

Apple’s WWDC 2016 will be light on new hardware announcements this year, but that will give the company plenty of stage time to show off big new releases on the software side. Siri for Mac, a Siri SDK for developers, an Apple Music and iTunes refresh, Touch ID features, and possibly a first look at new Macs, Apple has a lot of interesting in-development projects it could show off for Macs and OS X 10.12 at WWDC 2016. Below we roundup the rumored features for the next release of Apple’s Mac operating system and explore some of the possible new hardware we might see at the event later this month.

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11:58
Apple updates its WWDC app

A tvOS version of this app is now available, so you can stream and download videos from WWDC 2016 and previous conferences on Apple TV. This update supports live streaming on iOS and tvOS. It also supports multitasking on iOS 9 on iPad.

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11:32
Official WWDC app gains dark UI, Apple TV support...

The official WWDC app was updated on Friday with a new dark user interface, universal app support for tvOS, live streaming on iOS and tvOS, and support for multitasking on iOS 9 on iPad.

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11:25
Google's Magenta AI Tickles the Ivories


The Google Brain team on Wednesday released a tune created by machine intelligence.
The composition is part of Project Magenta, which seeks to boost the capabilities of machine intelligence to create art and music. Among other things, the Magenta team is developing algorithms that enable artificial intelligence systems to learn how to create compelling art and music on their own. Magenta also seeks to build a community of artists, coders and machine learning researchers.

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11:01
Apple updates WWDC app with dark theme, first Apple...

Apple has updated its WWDC app for iPhone and iPad with a new look and feel ahead of the annual conference later this month. The updated version of the app also includes tvOS support for the first time. This means video content and session information can be accessed from the fourth generation Apple TV.

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10:52
Anticipating WWDC 2016: What's in store for...

Apple is often thought of as a hardware company, but an increasingly important segment of its business now relates to online services. Here's a look at what we're likely to see about the future of iCloud and CloudKit from Apple at this year's Worldwide Developer Conference.

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10:24
Unicode Consortium approves 72 new emoji under...

The goal of having an emoji symbol for literally everything is well underway.

The Unicode Consortium recently approved 72 new emoji for inclusion in Unicode 9, set to be released on June 21. New emoji range from expanded smileys and people to new animals, food, and sports.

Noted emoji include rolling on the floor laughing, drooling face, and nauseated face, while the people/body category gains shrug, selfie, and face palm. New animal emoji include gorilla, fox face, deer, shark, and owl, and some of the new foods include avocado, potato, croissant, pancakes, salad, and bacon.

There are also competition medals, objects like a scooter and a canoe, sports-based emoji such as boxing gloves, martial arts uniforms, wrestlers, fencing, juggling, and more. Emojipedia has...

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10:23
Yahoo Sports app comes to Apple TV with live...

Yahoo on Friday relased a new app for the Apple TV, Yahoo Sports, giving owners of the set-top another centralized option for watching sports videos, including some live streams.

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10:23
Apple's China branch fined for 'serious...

Apple's China branch has been fined 50,000 yuan ($7,595) for "serious dishonest acts” such as suspected tax evasion, according to media reports.

According to the 21st Century Business Herald, it was listed as "seriously dishonest" by the Bureau of Statistics of Beijing in December 2015 along with three other companies. The bureau said on its website that Apple's branch company has made “relatively big mistakes” in its reports on its financial situation, as well as on commodity purchases, sales and storage in 2014.

Specifically, wrong data was found in the current year value-added tax, staff salaries and annual commodity sales and the company was hence given a warning and fined 50,000 yuan, the 21st Century Business Herald says.

The Global Times notes that China stipulates that a company can be listed as one with serious dishonest acts if it fabricates census...

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10:16
Yahoo Sports App introduced for the Apple TV

Yahoo has unveiled the Yahoo Sports App for the Apple TV. It’s available for download at the Apple TV App Store.

The Yahoo Sports App allows you to watch your personalized sports news, highlights and live games free, according to Roger Urrabazo, Director Software Development Engineer. Select your favorite teams through a one-time setup, and you’ll get a personalized sports playlist of top highlights from your teams and the top stories across sports.  

At launch, you can watch the most recent news and highlights from MLB, NHL, NBA, PGA and some of the top soccer leagues from around the world. You’ll also get the “great coverage and in-depth analysis you’ve come to expect from the Yahoo Sports editorial team such as The Vertical with Woj, Instant Reactions, Sports Dash, and Power Rankings,” says Urrabazo. 

What’s more, you’ll also have access to Yahoo Sports’ full slate of  live streaming options including the MLB Free Game of the Day. Urrabazo says that...

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09:29
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09:22
Apple supplier Broadcom forecasts sales surge in...

Wireless chip supplier Broadcom is anticipating revenues in the current quarter to rise over 20 percent sequentially as the firm prepares for the launch of Apple's next-generation iPhone models, the company's CEO revealed late on Thursday.

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09:22
What The Fuck Should I Make For Dinner

Similar to yesterday’s Lorem Fucking Ipsum, I thought this was pretty funny.

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09:11
GrubHub rolls out Apple Pay support

While there are no stats yet from Grubhub’s rollout, Instacart’s checkout process is now 58 percent faster for customers who use Apple Pay compared to those using other payment methods, saving them about a minute each time they order.

I love Apple Pay and use it every chance I get. The convenience of using your fingerprint for payment is a big win for consumers.

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09:05
Apple hires top doctor specializing in treating kids...

The CEO of a major hospital is confirming that Apple’s health team has made yet another secretive hire: Rajiv Kumar, a top doctor who specializes in treating kids with diabetes. Kumar made headlines in the fall of 2015 by creating a HealthKit-enabled diabetes monitoring system for young patients at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford University.

I love it that Apple cares so much about health and that they are investing heavily in it for the future.

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08:40
Twitter briefly considered bidding for Yahoo

Twitter briefly entertained the idea of a merger with Yahoo, and senior Twitter staff met Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer to discuss a possible deal.

The companies met “several weeks ago,” sources told the New York Post, but Twitter broke off the talks soon after, the newspaper reported Thursday night.

Yahoo put its core Internet business up for sale in December, after giving up hope of finding a tax-efficient way of selling its 15.4 percent stake in Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba.com.

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07:46
Shah Rukh Khan won't be Apple's Indian...

Despite rumors, Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan is not poised to become Apple's brand ambassador in India, a regional news agency said on Friday.

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07:35
Lowest Prices of 2016: $200-$400 off MacBook Pros, $...

The start to the educational buying season is delivering the lowest prices we've seen all year on a wide assortment of custom configured 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pros ($200-400 off), as well as the standard iMac 4K configuration ($1,299) and standard iMac 5K configuration ($1,599) -- all of which include free shipping and no sales tax outside NY.

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07:31
Apple releases iTunes 12.4.1 update, offers assorted...

It’s more a bug fix than anything.

Apple on Thursday released iTunes 12.4.1, the latest version of its media player.

The update address a variety of small problems and bugs, including compatibility issues with the OS X VoiceOver accessibility feature.

According to Apple’s release notes, iTunes version 12.4.1 for Mac includes a grab bag of fixes that might in some cases negatively impact software usability. In particular, the update addresses a problem that caused VoiceOver, Mac’s automated screen reader technology, to operate unexpectedly.

The new version also restores the option to reset plays and fixes a bug that sometimes caused the Up Next function to play tracks out of order.

The release comes two weeks after iTunes version 12.4 was pushed out...

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07:24
Yahoo Sports app for Apple TV 4 launches w/ free...

Yahoo is today launching a Yahoo Sports app for Apple TV that lets users access free sports news, live streams, and video highlights that the service already offers via an iOS app and across other platforms.

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07:15
Apple, Android, Samsung: Who is winning the mobile...

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A recent study from market research group Phoenix Marketing International has found that although more people have reported using Apple Pay, Android Pay and Samsung Pay have adoption rates on par with where Apple Pay was several months into its launch. This suggests the two competing mobile payment technologies aren't far behind Apple in capturing market share.

Phoenix surveyed 3,004 credit card holders and concluded that an estimated 23 percent of the market had linked a credit card, debit card, or pre-paid card to either Apple Pay, Android Pay, Samsung Pay, or some combination thereof. (The survey reported its results as weighted percentages, however, as the company said it over-sampled millennials and affluent credit card holders. In raw data, 779 respondents, or 26 percent, had linked a card to one of the three mobile payment apps. All other percentages in this report are weighted.) Of those...

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07:12
Apple staff voting on new community themes,...

Apple is inviting staff to vote for one of 20 different ‘community themes,’ a list of worthy projects ranging from using technology to boost environmental sustainability to empowering the elderly. One of the projects is geared to making Apple products more available to those who would not normally be able to afford them.

Our themes are a result of global collaboration, innovation, and passion. They’re rich with intention and supported by detailed ideas. Each one reflects our belief that we can leave the world better than when we found it.

The internal document references Apple’s approach of ‘a thousand no’s for every yes’ and says that votes will determine which themes go forward into further development and testing …

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07:00
Daily Deal: Nifty Minidrive for MacBook Pro and Air...

Need more storage for your MacBook Pro or MacBook Air? Or do you just want to be able to do an immediate Time Machine backup of your most important data without the hassle of carrying around a separate backup drive? The Nifty Minidrive for MacBook Pro and MacBook Air ($33.99) comes with just a 4GB microSD card installed, but you can add any size -- up to 128GB -- to this great little adapter to create a virtually invisible "external" drive for your MacBook Pro or Air. 

I used the Nifty Minidrive in a 13-inch MacBook Pro a while back, and found it to be one of the most useful tools I've ever purchased for a laptop. I only installed a 64GB microSD drive in it, but considering that the computer had just a 256GB SSD internally, that was like adding 25% more storage to the MacBook Pro. I used it to...

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06:43
Self driving cars and honking

From Google’s Self-Driving Car monthly report, details on how self-driving horns work.

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06:38
GrubHub and Seamless apps add Apple Pay support

Food delivery company GrubHub, a food delivery service, has added Apple Pay as a payment option in the latest update to its GrubHub and Seamless apps, according to TechCrunch.

“Considering the company did $2.4 billion in food sales last year, and 60 percent of this was via mobile ordering, the integration is a major score for the Apple Pay platform,” the article adds. “…While there are no stats yet from Grubhub’s rollout, Instacart’s checkout process is now 58 percent faster for customers who use Apple Pay compared to those using other payment methods, saving them about a minute each time they order.”

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06:35
On Apple, Steve Jobs, and the loss of simplicity

Ken Segall knew Steve Jobs well. Segall was a former TBWA\Chiat\Day creative director, he worked on a long range of advertising projects for both Apple and NeXT, and he was and is a fierce advocate for simplicity.

He did an interview for The Guardian, weighing in with his thoughts on simplicity.

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06:34
PSA: Many UK retailers now allowing unlimited-value...

Apple Pay is arguably more useful in the UK than in Apple’s home market of the U.S. as contactless terminals have been in widespread use for many years – at least, in the bigger cities. But the standard £30 ($44) limit on contactless transactions has so far mostly been applied to Apple Pay too.

We knew a year ago that this was going to change over time, and it seems that rollout of the upgraded payment terminals has now reached many major retailers …

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06:28
iTunes 12.4.1 for OS X fixes VoiceOver glitch and...

Apple has released iTunes 12.4.1 for Mac OS X. It fixes, among other things, compatibility issues with the OS X VoiceOver accessibility feature. You can obtain the new version via the UpDates tab of the Mac App Store.

According to Apple, iTunes 12.4.1 also: restores the option to Reset Plays, fixes an issue in which Up Next may have unexpectedly played songs added together in the incorrect order, and resolved an issue in which iTunes was prevented from crossfading between songs.

A totally new and compelling way to locate duplicates and eliminate them from your Mac. Learn How.

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06:22
Apple issues $1.04 billion in second round of...

Apple reportedly sold A$1.425 billion ($1.04 billion U.S.) in Australian bonds on Friday, looking to raise more funding without tapping into its $233 billion U.S. in cash reserves.

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06:19
Apple hires doctor who specializes in treating kids...

Apple has hired Rajiv Kumar, a doctor who specializes in treating kids with diabetes, reports Fast Company. Kumar made headlines in the fall of 2015 by creating a HealthKit-enabled diabetes monitoring system for young patients at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford University.

He began piloting HealthKit in March 2015 with 10 patients, including Blake, to assess its ability to track blood-sugar levels. Patients wear a continuous glucose monitor that sends 288 blood-sugar readings a day to an Apple mobile device through Bluetooth. The data is securely transmitted via HealthKit into the patient’s electronic medical record at Stanford Children’s Health through the MyChart app.

Rajiv Kumar (left), a pediatric...

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06:07
Apple Reissues iOS 9.3.2 for the 9.7-inch iPad Pro

Apple has re-released the minor iOS 9.3.2 update to correct an issue that caused problems for some units of the 9.7-inch iPad Pro.

 

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06:05
No Apple Display with integrated GPU at WWDC

Sounds like no new MacBook Pro announcement, too. Hopefully we won’t have to wait too long for both.

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05:49
Inside Apple and Tim Cook’s operational brilliance

This back and forth between Motley Fool analysts Dylan Lewis and Evan Niu digs into the steps it takes to get an iPhone from the factory to your hand. A terrific read (or listen, if you prefer).

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05:35
Huawei’s plan is to take on Samsung and Apple to...

Huawei has told a Hong Kong conference that it is aiming to overtake both Apple and Samsung to become the world’s biggest smartphone maker within five years, reports the WSJ. Huawei director Richard Yu made the statement at the Wall Street Journal and f.ounders-held Converge technology conference.

“We want to be the number-one smartphone maker in the world. It’s a long distance race, and we have the patience,” said Yu.

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05:22
AppleInsider podcast talks MacBook Pro rumors &...

August.com CEO Jason Johnson joins the AppleInsider podcast to talk about HomeKit, door locks, video doorbells, and their recent announcement adding IFTTT integration. In addition, Mikey Campbell and Victor discuss the latest in rumors, including new MacBook Pros, 5K Thunderbolt displays, and 'iPhone 7' refresh cycle.

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05:00
OpenSwitch Moves Under Linux Foundation Umbrella


The Linux Foundation on Wednesday announced that it has taken the OpenSwitch Project under its wing. OpenSwitch last year began as a joint project of Hewlett Packard Enterprises, Broadcom, VMware, Accton, Intel and Arista. OpenSwitch is an open source, Linux-based network operating system, or NOS, that works with enterprise-grade switches from multiple vendors. OpenSwitch removes interoperability issues and complex licensing structures that are inherent in proprietary systems.

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04:59
Former Apple ad guru Ken Segall says company is...

Ken Segall, the former Apple ad consultant who coined the iMac name, wrote the copy for the famous ‘Think different’ campaign and authored the book Insanely Simple, says that Apple is beginning to lose touch with its heritage of simplicity. He gave his assessment of Apple’s ‘state of simplicity’ in a piece for the Guardian.

Though Apple’s customers remain fiercely loyal, the natives are getting restless. A growing number of people are sensing that Tim Cook’s Apple isn’t as simple as Steve’s Apple. They see complexity in expanding product lines, confusing product names, and the products themselves.

While the Guardian‘s headline makes the piece seem entire critical, it’s actually very balanced …

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04:30
The Logi BASE is a good charging device/stand combo...

Logitech's Logi BASE is the first device to charge your iPad Pro (either the 12.9-inch or the 9.7-inch version) through the Smart Connector. In fact, Logitech is the only company (at least, of which I’m aware) that’s taking advantage of the connector, so it deserves kudos for supporting new Apple technology.

Beyond that, the $99 BASE is also a good charger/cradle combo (keep the “combo” description in mind as you read this). Magnets in the charging cradle guide your iPad Pro into place to align with the Smart Connector. Just drop your Apple tablet in, and you’re good to go. One downside to the Logi BASE is that you’ll have to remove a Smart Keyboard to attach it. The Logitech device occupies the Smart Connector, and there’s no passthrough option or any extra port.

The Logi BASE displays an iPad Pro at a 70-degree angle for viewing while the tablet is charging. With it sitting...

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04:01
Food delivery apps Grubhub and Seamless now accept...

If you’re of the view that life’s too short to fetch your own take-out food, you’ll probably appreciate anything that speeds up the ordering process too – which is why Grubhub and Seamless now offer Apple Pay in the iOS apps. TechCrunch estimates that using Apple Pay instead of a credit card will save you about a minute per order …

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