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Wednesday August 3

04:00
SecureWords can secure your articles and text entries

By Aaron Lee

We have encrypted storages for our passwords. We encrypt our emails, our chats, and our journals. If you need a secure word processing app for articles and text entries, there’s SecureWords.

It's a tool that automatically encrypts and decrypts text documents so we can, among other things, store them on iCloud or in Dropbox without having to worry. SecureWords is a lean, versatile machine that can handle RTF, OpenOffice, and Word documents.

You use it like you would any word processor. However, the items you pen will sport built-in password protection and 256-bit encryption. You can also export your SecureWords documents into a format such as Word or Markdown. 

SecureWords supports attachments like images. However, since they will be encrypted as well, you can’t just drag ’n drop ‘em. You mustuse the menu command.

You should also note that the OS X Autosave feature is disabled for security purposes. SecureWorks does...

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03:59
Chrome for Android makes video smoother, less power-...

Google set the stage for the latest Chrome for Android update by revealing that a billion hours of video are now viewed per week on the browser, much of it on mobile. The Android team consequently focused on video for release 52, saying it's now "smo...

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03:44
Apple begins rollout of Apple Music services in...

Apple expanded international availability of its Apple Music streaming service on Wednesday with a rollout in Israel, allowing customers in the region to sign up for a three-month free trial via iTunes on Mac and the dedicated Music app on iOS.

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03:00
Polar thinks there's room for another Android...

It was inevitable that smartwatches would eventually consume "dumb" activity trackers like the Fuelband (RIP) and Fitbit. These days, almost any device that you can slap on your wrist offers you basic fitness and sleep tracking as standard. Similarly...

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03:00
The best second-screen apps for watching the 2016...

Enhance your viewing experience with behind-the-scenes video, athlete's social feeds, and more.

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00:53
Prisma's 10-minute cold brew coffeemaker hits...

Prisma, a machine that can make cold brew coffee in just under 10 minutes instead of 12 frickin' hours, is now on Indiegogo in a bid to raise $150,000. That means you can get one coffeemaker as a perk when you back the project for at least $279 $229....

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00:40
Facebook to stream first live match between Premier...

With more and more people heading to Facebook and Twitter to keep up with live events, the social networks are increasingly turning to sport to retain users. Twitter has already streamed Wimbledon coverage and signed a number of deals that will see i...

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00:00
Gogoro brings on-demand scooter rentals to Berlin

Taiwan-based electric scooter company Gogoro is expanding its reach and business model. Today it announced a partnership with Coup (a subsidiary of automotive-parts supplier Bosch) to bring 200 on-demand rental scooters to Berlin.

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Tuesday August 2

22:31
Microsoft gives everyone a chance to buy a HoloLens

In the past, developers had to apply for a chance to buy Microsoft's augmented reality headset. Now, the tech titan has loosened up its requirements for purchase. You only have to meet three conditions to be able to get up to five HoloLens units: 1.)...

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21:43
Vevo will now feature the three biggest music labels...

Vevo has always had access to Sony Music's and Universal Music's videos -- it was, after all, a collaboration between the two companies. Now, thanks to a licensing deal it hashed out with the Warner Music Group, it can finally publish videos from all...

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21:29
Apple Music continues expansion, now rolling out to...

Users in Israel have long been waiting for a launch of Apple Music and today it appears as if it’s happening. Although Apple’s website still lists the service as “coming soon,” a handful of users in the country are reporting that they are now prompted with the service within the Music app.

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20:10
Jeep hackers return to take over your steering wheel

Last year, security researchers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek made headlines by remotely hacking a Jeep, killing the transmission and applying the brakes while Wired reporter Andy Greenberg was behind the wheel and driving in traffic. The hack led...

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19:14
Windows 10 update adds AdBlock support to the Edge...

AdBlock and AdBlock Plus are no longer exclusive to Windows Insider Program participants. Microsoft's anniversary update for Windows 10 doesn't only come with Cortana voice commands (and many other features), it also adds support for the ad blocker t...

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18:28
What happened at Samsung Unpacked 2016?

Wondering what all the fuss was about Samsung's Unpacked 2016 event earlier today? Let our Senior Mobile Editor Chris Velazco explain everything you need to know about the new Galaxy Note 7 and its accompanying accessories. Those include an upgraded...

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17:53
Wisconsin court deems sentencing algorithm...

If you were hoping that Wisconsin would open up the sentencing algorithm it uses to help determine prison time, you're about to be disappointed. The state's Supreme Court has ruled that the use of the the COMPAS algorithm doesn't violate your constit...

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17:12
Read the first 13 years of 'Nintendo Power...

Before the yawning information-spouting chasm of the Internet, there were two ways you could get information on video games: your dubiously-trustful buddies and trade magazines. Despite being a company rag that only covered things coming out on its o...

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17:08
Things to listen for when using audio compression

Compression is an invaluable tool for audio engineers. Despite having been engineering for over 15 years now, I feel as if I’m still learning new techniques and applications for compressors on a regular basis.

Compression is a great thing for gluing a mix together, if used correctly. Not everyone uses it correctly.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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16:34
The NFL and Snapchat make their partnership official

While Snapchat has been courting sports fans and major leagues for some time now, the National Football League will be the first to announce an official, multi-year deal with the social media platform. According to the league's announcement, Snapchat...

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16:30
Instagram CEO on Stories: Snapchat deserves all the...

Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom crediting Snapchat for Instagram Stories:

“Totally,” Systrom interrupted me. “They deserve all the credit.”

At least he’s honest.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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16:15
Gadget Ogling: Pokémon Go Drones, New Old Nintendo,...


Pokémon Go, the augmented-reality smartphone game that's been eating away at the fabric of society in recent weeks, is enormously fun. I enjoy the mechanics, and that it pushes me to go on longer walks every day. That's all well and good in the nicer weather, but when there's two feet of snow, I don't really want to traipse around so much. That's why Pokédrone might be my new favorite thing. You apparently can use it to spoof your phone's GPS signal to help catch more elusive Pokémon, including those that might be out on a lake.

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16:08
Chip-card checkout nightmares

Chip-card checkout nightmares? WSJ’s Joanna Stern explains the transition to the new EMV chip cards for credit and debit, and why your smartphone is the real answer to all your payment problems.

It seems amazing that the U.S. is having such a tough time with this while the rest of the world has been using it for a while now.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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15:57
US Air Force says the F-35 is ready for combat

The F-35 Lightning II has faced more than a few technical problems and cost overruns in the 15 years since Lockheed Martin first won its production contract, but it's nearly done overcoming those hurdles. The US Air Force has declared that the F-35A...

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15:54
Snapchat introduces new Geostickers feature as...

Hot on the heels of a new Snapchat-esque Stories feature coming to Instagram, Snapchat today has announced Geostickers, which is a new feature that gives users yet another way to decorate their snaps. Geostickers are location-based overlays that can be applied to images before they are sent, as well as sent via the messaging feature of Snapchat.

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15:24
China's elevated bus demoed with cars driving...

Six years ago, China came up with a super wacky idea: A large straddling bus that can let cars drive under it, which could be a cost-effective way to skip over congested traffic while carrying hundreds of passengers a pop. Today, this concept has evo...

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15:05
AWT News Update: August 2, 2016

New Apple and Samsung products, a blast from the past goes out of business, a new way to listen to the AWT News Update, and how to enter to win a Drobo 5Dt:

  • International versions of the Smart Keyboards for iPad Pro arrive
  • Samsung announces the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone, and company execs get a bit snarky at Apple's expense
  • Old-school online payment firm Kagi is out of business
  • This podcast is now available on iHeartRadio!
  • Join Team AWT and be eligible to enter a giveaway of a Drobo 5Dt

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Hi, this is Steve Sande for Apple World Today, and this is the AWT News Update for August 2, 2016.

Apple has...

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15:04
Lonero: The Defiant Machine now on iTunes

This is an amazing album, and one that I saw being made. It follows battles from the 20th century, including World War I and World War II. Give it a listen.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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15:01
Iranian hackers compromise Telegram's secure...

Telegram prides itself on private messaging that lets activists escape government censorship and crackdowns, but it might have a crisis on its hands in Iran. Security researchers speaking to Reuters say that an Iranian hacking group has not only bre...

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14:57
Apple releases iOS 10 Public Beta 3

This is pretty nifty.

On Tuesday, Apple release its iOS 10 Public Beta 3 for anyone interested in testing out the new iOS before it hits.

On iOS, go to Settings > General > Software Update.

The new beta features new emoji that includes the ability to select male of female versions of a character, new professions, and tweaks to current emoji. Other changes include Accessibility options, keyboard sounds, and more.

You’ll need to sign up for a free Apple Beta Tester account before being able to install the new software, although this only takes a few minutes at most.

If you’ve tried the new beta and have any feedback to offer, let us know in the comments.

Via...

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14:53
Twitter for iOS updated w/ support for keyboard...

Twitter’s latest iOS update, released today, now includes iPad-compatible keyboard shortcuts. Users with paired Bluetooth keyboards or Smart Keyboards will now be able to use their keyboards to create new tweets, or move between tabs.

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14:40
OpenTV settles patent dispute with Apple

Kudelski said in a statement that the deal includes a “comprehensive patent license agreement” with Apple and that all pending patent litigation between the two companies would be dropped. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Good.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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14:37
∞ Samsung mocks Apple for removing headphone jack

Okay, two things: First, Apple hasn’t removed the headphone jack, those are only rumors. Second, I’m saving this video for later because Samsung is pretty quick to copy everything Apple does.

P.S. Pay your debt to Apple, Samsung, you thieving bastards.

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14:19
Apple debuts Arabic, British English and Italian...

Nearly one year after Apple introduced the U.S. version of its Smart Keyboard for iPad Pro, the company on Tuesday expanded the accessory lineup to include international layouts supporting Arabic, British English and Italian.

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14:04
Notable apps and app updates for Aug. 2, 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.

iOS Apps/Updates

Pantone has launched the PANTONE Studio. The free app is designed to provide greater convenience in capturing Pantone color, building and testing that color in palettes, and sharing work directly into design software, on social media, or with friends, clients, and collaborators.

Anawiki Games has debuted World Uncovered. The app — game, part travel companion — aims to take users to places they've never been, all while encouraging them to examine their daily routines.World Uncovered tracks your travels for you and maps them in...

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13:45
Apple launches international Smart Keyboards for...

Apple today launched new international versions of its Smart Keyboard accessory for iPad Pro previously only available in a U.S. English layout.

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13:22
Apple releases reworked Apple TV Remote app

It’s a completely rework app that might come in handy.

Apple has released its Apple TV Remote app, which is designed to be used alongside the Siri Remote on the current Apple TV as well as past generations of the device.

The app offers the following features:

– Navigate Apple TV with touch gestures.

– Quickly enter text, email addresses, and passwords using the keyboard.

– Ask Siri to find something to watch, listen to, or play.

– Control the movie, TV show, or song that’s currently playing.

– Play games using the accelerometer and gyroscope.

– Turn on Game Mode for simplified game controls.

The app requires iOS 9.3.2 or later to install as well as a Wi-Fi connection to a second generation Apple TV or newer to run.

If you’ve tried...

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13:05
Alphabet's X to test delivery drones, Instagram...

As a part of its delivery drone effort, Project Wing, Alphabet's X division will be testing technology at one of six U.S. test sites approved by the Federal Aviation Administration, the White House announced on Tuesday. Meanwhile, Facebook's Instagram launched "Stories," a feature mimicking Snapchat's ethereal slideshows.

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12:50
∞ Airplane Mode: “Elevators” music video

If you remember, this is one of the band’s that played at the WWDC Beard Bash this year. Funny video, nice song.

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12:25
Apple TV Remote app puts a Siri Remote on your iPhone

A new remote app designed for the Apple TV addresses most of the remaining points of friction between the fourth-generation TV box and the increasingly long-in-the-tooth Remote app designed for controlling iTunes and previous models of the Apple TV. The new app effectively simulates a Siri Remote and features a game mode that sits somewhere between a Siri Remote and a physical game controller. It’s also free, as opposed to $80 for a Siri Remote made of atoms.

The new Apple TV still feels unfulfilled, and that’s partly to do with it being released in what felt like an incomplete form. The new app and tvOS 10 may help take it all the way.

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11:05
Bloomberg Radio stream added to Apple Music in over...

Apple will provide the Bloomberg Radio news channel stream for free, 24 hours a day, to all countries that have the full Apple Music experience.

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06:30
ICYMI: Some robots independently sing, others help...

Today on In Case You Missed It: A new neural network robot in Japan can independently sing and move whenever it wants to. Researchers developed a robotic onesie for babies who may have cerebral palsy that helps make motor skills connections in th...

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06:00
New littleBits kit gives kids the power to rule...

Remember when you were a kid and couldn't keep your mom and your rowdiest sibling out of your room? You'd probably have loved littleBits' latest kit. It provides young makers and inventors a fun way to set up alarms and (harmless) booby traps to keep...

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06:00
Xbox One S review: A worthy successor -- to the Xbox...

Microsoft is making a lot of assumptions with the Xbox One S. It's a 40 percent smaller, 100 percent whiter version of the Xbox One that launched nearly three years ago, albeit with a few key differences. First is the built-in 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray pla...

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05:42
Barclays swaps passwords for voice IDs for telephone...

Just as fingerprint sensors have made smartphones more useful and secure, voice-authentication tech is making the dreaded call to customer services that bit more convenient. Following TalkTalk and fellow bank HSBC's example, Barclays has also introdu...

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05:14
Apple won't have to pay a patent troll $625...

Patent troll VirnetX has won multiple patent lawsuits against Apple, including a recent $625 million judgement over FaceTime and VPN tech. However, it appears it overplayed its past success during that trial. After Apple appealed, federal Judge Rober...

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04:18
The first 8K satellite TV broadcasts are live in...

Just as we were getting used to Ultra HD 4K, Japan's NHK has kicked off its Super Hi-Vision broadcast tests, sending out 4K and 8K video via satellite. Unfortunately, there's no way to watch the super high res feeds and 22.2 channel sound at home --...

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03:17
San Francisco is testing an algorithm that sets bail

The San Francisco justice system has apparently been testing out an algorithm that can make release recommendations and compute for a bail amount based on several factors. In particular, it looks at defendants' pending charges, age and how frequently...

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01:02
'Pokémon Go' makers explain why they...

Gotta catch 'em all. It's the itch you just can't stop scratching -- and one where a wave of unofficial Pokémon Go apps and web-based maps helped clue you in on exactly where those Jynx were hiding. Unfortunately, alongside an app update last...

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Monday August 1

23:27
Virgin Galactic gets its spaceship license

Virgin Galactic is one step closer to making us all space tourists: it just received its operator license from the US Federal Aviation Administration's Office of Commercial Space Transportation (FAA-AST). To get the paperwork, which allows Virgin Gal...

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21:56
Theranos intros new 'fingerprick' testing...

Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes has introduced a 95-pound testing device called "miniLab" at the American Association for Clinical Chemistry meeting in Philadelphia. The controversial blood testing company, which promised results with just a finger...

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20:29
Uber has served 100 million trips in New York City

As Uber strikes million-dollar deals in China, it's also celebrating a milestone in one of the first places it established itself: New York. The company has announced that it's now delivered 100 million trips to users in the city, which explains why...

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20:01
Watch the Olympics in 4K Ultra HD on Comcast,...

The 2016 Summer Olympic Games are almost here, and despite the issues present in Rio, watching from home should be better than ever. If you're in need of something else to display on your brand new Ultra HD television then we have good news -- NBC wi...

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Tuesday January 13

16:50
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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13:32
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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13:24
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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13:04
Rumor: Apple's 'iPhone 6s' could ship...

With over half a year remaining before Apple is expected to unveil its next-generation iPhone, a fresh rumor out of Taiwan suggests that the company may be considering a new dual-lens camera system and the addition of "Force Touch," the pressure-sensitive touch technology set to be introduced in the Apple Watch.

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11:34
AllCast media streamer makes leap to iOS

A new port of AllCast, a popular Android app, has just been released for iOS. The title lets users stream personal photo, video, and music libraries to a variety of platforms, not just the Apple TV, the only format natively supported by Apple. Some compatible targets include Chrome, Chromecast, Fire TV, Roku, WDTV, Xbox One/Xbox 360, and various platforms compatible with DLNA....



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10:59
Apple axes long-running 'Single of the Week...

Ten years after giving away its first song, Apple has reportedly wound down the "Single of the Week" program that offered iTunes users a chance to download a free track from up-and-coming artists.

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10:23
Quanta ramping up production of 12-inch MacBook Air...

Taiwan-based supplier Quanta Computer has entered into "volume" production of Apple's upcoming 12-inch MacBook Air, according to supply chain sources. The laptop is reportedly on track to ship in the first quarter of the year, despite other rumors pointing to the second quarter. The new sources say that Quanta has escalated recruitment efforts in order to speed up production....



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10:16
Hands On: Toca Hair Salon 2 (iOS)

Makeover apps tend to be somewhat serious, and are generally geared toward adults. Instead of being a fun game, they tend to be more akin to photo-editing software, which is generally pretty complex and low on the amusement scale. Toca Boca, however, has stepped forth with Toca Hair Salon 2, a makeover game that offers a lot to younger gamers or future beauticians....



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10:07
Facebook will display Amber Alerts in News Feeds

Facebook will start to post into its users News Feed alerts about missing children in the future, in an effort to locate them. A partnership with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children will involve the social network showing Amber Alerts to Facebook users located in specific search areas, both on mobile devices and desktops....



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09:15
Briefly: Chrome Remote Desktop for iOS, CBS News iOS...

Google has expanded its Chrome Remote Desktop app to include iOS compatibility. Now available for download on iTunes, iOS users can now orchestrate accessing their desktop computer for free by downloading the accompanying Chrome browser app. Chrome Remote Access has been available for Android users since last year....

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09:08
Apple quietly ends Single of the Week promo on iTunes

Apple appears to have ended its Single of the Week promotion on iTunes, visitors note. No tracks have been offered in the first two weeks of 2015, and a person on Apple's support forums claims to have been told by iTunes Support that the company has officially dropped the initiative. It's missing from iTunes Stores across the globe....



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08:52
Samsung takes on Apple's iPhone 6 Plus with all...

South Korean electronics giant Samsung has officially unveiled the Galaxy A7, the latest entry in the company's premium all-metal Galaxy A series that brings a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display, 2 gigabytes of RAM and an 8-core application processor.

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08:37
iPhone Apps: IMDb, New Words With Friends, Duolingo
07:52
LA schools' iPad program flawed from beginning...

The Los Angeles Unified School District's failed iPad deployment was botched early on, according to a review by the US Education Department. The federal agency says that it first of all put too hard an emphasis on using Apple hardware and software, ignoring cheaper options that could have saved money for the District and taxpayers. In July the USD said it was shifting to a strategy involving Chromebooks and Windows devices, such as the Microsoft Surface....



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05:33
Hands On: Learn Spanish - Brainscape (iOS)

It's a fact that Spanish is the world's fourth most spoken language, with over 350 million native speakers across 21 countries. It's also a fact that people who are bilingual tend to do better in both academic pursuits as well as their career. If you've ever been curious about learning another language, Learn Spanish by Brainscape offers a solution for those who are trying to learn Spanish on the go....



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04:49
Hands On: PhotoWatermark (OS X)

It's a different world. You might be the sort who would never take photo from a website and use it in your own book, but today if an image is online, it's as if the world sees it as fair game. Maybe that's a peek into our base immorality and the ultimate cataclysmic self-destruction of humanity, or maybe it's just that cut and paste is easy. Whatever it is, though, it's happening and you cannot stop it – not even with an application like this: but if PhotoWatermark can't prevent the copying of images, it can help photographers and artists considerably by adding identifying text to your image...



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02:11
Flickr: iPhones surpass Nikon, claim second most-...

Flickr has updated statistics for 2014 in its "Most Popular Camera" and "Most Popular Mobile Camera" categories, with the combined models of iPhone taking second place in the general "camera" category -- beating out DSLR maker Nikon and popular point-and-shoot maker Sony for second place. While Canon remains the most popular overall camera, the built-in cameras on smartphones from Apple and Samsung have -- despite inherent limitations -- steadily risen in popularity....



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00:03
Viawear announces Tyia 'smart bracelet'...

This week, Viawear has launched pre-orders for a gold or rhodium-plated edition of the new Tyia "smart bracelet." The bracelet serves as a fitness tracker, with an RGB LED notification light embedded behind quartz and mother-of-pearl accent. As with fitness bands, the Tyia is marketing as letting users put away smartphones without missing an important call, text, or social-media notification -- and offers some basic fitness tracking compatible with Apple's HealthKit....



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Monday January 12

20:58
Multiple reports point to record-breaking Apple...

While the idea that Apple probably had another record-breaking holiday quarter (what the company calls fiscal 2015 Q1) is unsurprising to all but selected pundits, a spate of reports released on Monday may be painting a general portrait of not just significant improvement, but more importantly growth in key areas of importance both to investors and analysis as well as to the health of the company. Sales of Macs look to be way up, iOS devices are selling much better in a key foreign market, and Apple's suppliers are flourishing -- all signs that point to better-than-expected quarter....



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16:42
Apple Stores debut self-demoing Smart Cover window...

A good magic trick, even in the 21st century, will still get people to stop and watch and try to figure out how it is done. Over the weekend, Apple retail stores around the US debuted a new window display showcasing the company's iPad line and Smart Cover accessory on a thin tabletop that features a line of the products, with the Smart Cover opening and closing itself to demonstrate the magnetic latch feature that wakes or sleeps the machine automatically....



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14:59
Details emerge on specs for third-party Lightning...

New information has been revealed on the specifications Apple has in mind for its planned licensing of the female Lightning port for third-party accessories. Manufacturers have reportedly been briefed on details and objectives, which include spreading Lightning to as many different accessories as possible in place of micro-USB. Possibilities include not just things like docks and headphones, but battery cases, gamepads, and Bluetooth speakers....



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12:20
Fourth iOS 8.2 beta seeds to developers

Apple is now seeding a fourth beta of iOS 8.2 via the company's developer portal, and as an over-the-air update for existing beta users. The build is listed as 12D5461b, and follows a little less than a month after beta 3, which was issued December 18. That build was 12D5452a. Accompanying the beta is a new version of WatchKit, the SDK and framework needed to build Apple Watch support into iOS apps....



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11:53
Hands On: Word of the Rings (iOS)

Word games are fairly numerous at this point. You've got your Boggle-style games, your Scrabble-style games, your crosswords and word searches. There are a lot of duplicates out there -- so when we find a fresh, new game, we tend to get pretty excited. One such app is Word of the Rings, by James Porter, a game that quite literally puts an interesting twist on the genre....



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11:11
Spotify hits 15M subscribers, majority of streams on...

Spotify is continuing to enjoy rising user numbers, with the popular music streaming service announcing it has reached a total of 15 million subscribers. At the same time, reports claim that the majority of Spotify streams stem from mobile listeners, with 52 percent of listening taking place on smartphones and tablets rather than desktops....



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10:50
Marsh, inMarket partner on first Apple Watch-...

Marsh Supermarkets and inMarket have announced a new iBeacon platform, the first to emphasize the Apple Watch. The plan is to use iBeacons at Marsh's 75 locations to push ads, shopping lists, and other content to both Watches and iPhones. Initially, the platform will support the official Marsh app and inMarket's List Ease, but other apps should follow as long as they support inMarket's Proximity SDK. All apps will have to update with Watch support, but the platform itself is Watch-ready....



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09:20
Chevy Volt will support CarPlay, 2016 demo model...

The 2016 model of the Chevy Volt will support Apple's CarPlay, at least if an early demonstration version is accurate. The car is on display at this week's North American International Auto Show in Detroit, and its dash system shows options for both CarPlay and MirrorLink connections. Google's Android Auto is notably absent, but since the 2016 Volt isn't due to go on sale until mid-2015, there may be time to implement it....



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08:18
HomeKit requires Apple TV hub for remote Siri...

People wanting to control HomeKit-enabled devices remotely through Apple's Siri must have an Apple TV at home to serve as a hub, according to Verge sources, including two launch partners and a person said to be "close to HomeKit's development." Siri controls will always work while an iPhone or iPad is on the same network as a HomeKit device, but until now it wasn't fully clear how remote operation might work. The Apple TV must also be a third-generation model running at least v7.0 firmware or newer. Notably, remote operation without Siri -- using the vendor app for a HomeKit product directly -...



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07:58
Apps: AppDelete, NetShade, FotoMagico
02:06
Hands On: Weather Wall (OS X)

You could just look out of your window, of course, but Weather Wall aims to set your wallpaper to an image that's right for the weather where you are. But if you ever had views like these from your office window, you would not stay sitting at your desk. These wallpaper shots are simply beautiful....



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00:53
Apple opens Games For Kids section of App Store over...

Over the weekend, Apple launched a new subsection of the App Store called Games for Kids, following the opening of the dedicated Kids category in September 2013. The Games for Kids section breaks out groups of games for various age groups, mirroring the other actions that offer more educational apps for children divided by age. Interestingly, most of the featured games avoid in-app purchases....



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Sunday January 11

23:28
AT&T files to dismiss FTC lawsuit using Title II

In order to nullify a lawsuit brought by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over charges that the carrier was still throttling users on unlimited plans even when there was no network congestion, AT&T is claiming for the purposes of the lawsuit that it qualifies as a Title II "common carrier." This is the opposite of what it has told the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) with regards to possible actual Title II regulation of broadband....



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19:28
Spotify will not support Google Cast, Spotify...

Spotify will not include support for Google Cast any time in the near future, the company has revealed. Rather than allow for its apps to connect to the audio streaming technology Google Cast, Spotify will instead reportedly continue to work on its own competing Spotify Connect audio system, one which allows users to stream music to a number of networked speakers and audio equipment....



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16:09
Weekly Game Replay: New Baldur's Gate game,...

Every Sunday at Electronista and MacNN, we offer a one-stop look at a few of the significant events that occurred in the video game industry during the previous week. In this week's look back in the Weekly Game Replay, we discuss a new game in the Baldur's Gate series from Beamdog, the closure of Zombie Studios, Hellblade coming to PC, the lawsuit over EA using retired NFL player likenesses in Madden NFL moving forward, and Sony delaying the release of the PlayStation 4 in China....



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Wednesday June 8

17:36
Sprint iPhone in advanced testing?

Friday March 11

22:55
iPad 2 orders already shipping for delivery next week
 

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