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11:30
Daily Deals for June 30, 2014, featuring the Call of...

It's time to save some of that hard-earned cash with our Daily Deals, featuring exclusive TUAW Deals, a handy list from Dealnews and our own handpicked iOS and OS X selections.

TUAW's Daily Deals

The Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Trilogy Bundle...

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11:21
Take Control of OS X Server, Chapter 7:...

Many of the services provided by OS X Server enable collaboration of one sort or another, but in this chapter of "Take Control of OS X Server," Charles Edge focuses on three types of collaboration: contact sharing, calendar sharing, and instant messaging, which map to the Contacts, Calendar, and Messages services in OS X Server.

 

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11:21
Chapter 7 of “Take Control of OS X Server” Now...

If you want to run your own Contacts, Calendar, and Messages services, Charles Edge explains how to do that in this chapter of “Take Control of OS X Server.” But perhaps more important, he explains the real-world reasons to venture down this path, since it’s not necessarily an easy road to follow once you’ve turned the services on.

 

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11:15
Sharp LCD plant revelation casts doubt on Apple...

Despite numerous reports that Apple is employing next-generation IGZO display panels in its iPad lineup, a weekend revelation that the iPhone maker has monopolized the output of a Sharp facility not known to produce IGZO components throws those assertions into question.



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11:15
Pangu untethered jailbreak still works with iOS 7.1.2

Apple today seeded iOS 7.1.2, and we’ve confirmed that the recently-released Pangu jailbreak does indeed work perfectly fine with the new build. While Pangu was released after Apple seeded 7.1.2 to carriers (meaning that the likelihood of the security holes being patched was fairly low), there was still the slim possibility that Apple would make a few changes and patch the holes before pushing the update to the masses.

But alas, the untethered jailbreak that we told you about last week is still capable of jailbreaking iOS 7.1.2, and you can still follow the...

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11:12
Pangu iOS 7.1.x jailbreak gains support for English...

The team responsible for the Pangu jailbreak has released its first version in English, also the first to support OS X. The tool offers untethered breaks of iOS 7.1.x devices, but last week was released exclusively in Chinese and for Windows. It also gave people an option to install 25PP, an unofficial Chinese app store. For English-speaking users, 25PP installation is disabled by default. The update also solves a problem with iOS devices getting stuck in boot loops....



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10:41
OS X 10.9.4 update fixes Wi-Fi network issue,...

It never rains software updates, but it pours. Apple on Monday released OS X Mavericks 10.9.4, incorporating a number of small fixes for the Mac OS, as well as patching some security holes. Apple also released iOS 7.1.2.

OS X 10.9.4 fixes a problem where some Macs wouldn’t automatically connect to known Wi-Fi networks, improves wake-from-sleep reliability, and deals with a problem where the background or Apple logo appears incorrectly on startup. (I’m sure that’s really been bugging some of you.)

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10:39
Apple Releases OS X Mavericks 10.9.4 with Safari 7.0...

Apple updated OS X Mavericks to version 10.9.4 on Monday. The update addresses an issue with sleep and Wi-Fi, as well as more general (unspecified) sleep issues. The update also includes Safari 7.0.5, but Apple didn't include any update notes for that release.


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10:36
Apple releases OS X Mavericks 10.9.4 with fixes for...

As Mac users await this fall's launch of OS X Yosemite, Apple's current Mac operating system received a minor update on Monday, with OS X Mavericks 10.9.4 fixing minor bugs related to Wi-Fi and wake from sleep.



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10:32
Apple releases OS X 10.9.4, iOS 7.1.2, and Apple TV...

Apple today released an update for OS X Mavericks, bringing its desktop OS to version 10.9.4. This update is recommended for all OS X Mavericks owners and includes the following changes:

Fixes an issue that prevented some Macs from...

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10:21
Apple Releases iOS 7.1.2 for iBeacon, Bar Code...

Apple released iOS 7.1.2 on Monday, a maintenance release that fixes three specified issues: an issue with Apple's iBeacon technology, an issue with data transfer with bar code scanners, and an issue with attachments in Mail.app.


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10:21
iOS 7.1.2 arrives with fixes for iBeacons, mail...

If minor iOS updates are your jam, then it’s time to hit the old Software Update button, because iOS 7.1.2 has arrived for iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches. The Monday update fixes some minor bugs and also patches security vulnerabilities.

Among the tweaks made in the update are improvements to iBeacon connectivity and stability; a fix for a bug involving data transfer from some third-party accessories, such as bar code scanners; and the correction of a known issue with the data protection in Mail attachments.

Not yet detailed are the included security patches, which should be expanded upon later on Monday.

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10:18
Tim Cook, Apple show support at San Francisco’s...

Much respect Tim and the rest of the folks at Apple.

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10:17
'Parenthood' TV ad markets iPhone in kid-...

Apple has begun airing a new TV ad for the iPhone, dubbed "Parenthood." Accordingly the spot's script features a number of scenarios in which iPhone apps help parents. Some of the highlighted titles include Withings WithBaby, MyTeeth, DRAWNIMAL, Pet Manager PRO, WeMo, and Nike+ Running....



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10:13
TMO Daily Observations: 2014-06-30

Facebook conducted an experiment where it manipulated what some subscribers saw in their timelines to see what would happen to their emotional state, but they didn't bother to tell anyone what they were up to. Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on what Facebook did, and to talk about Apple's involvement in this last weekend's Gay Pride parade in San Francisco.


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10:10
Apple releases iOS 7.1.2

Apple has released iOS 7.1.2. The update “improves iBeacon connectivity and stability.” Other bug fixes and security updates include a data transfer bug fix, and a fixed issue with data protection class of Mail attachments – it was a known issue that iOS 7.1.1 was not encrypting email attachments…

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10:08
Apple releases iOS 7.1.2 with fixes for iBeacon,...

Apple on Monday pushed an over-the-air update to its iOS mobile operating system, bringing fixes that enhance iBeacon connectivity and stability while correcting problems with Mail attachment data protection and data transfer to third-party accessories.



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10:00
Google to pull QuickOffice from App Store

Have you been using QuickOffice to edit those Google Docs and Sheets on your iOS device? Put on your sad face -- Google has announced that it will remove the QuickOffice app from the App Store in the next few weeks.

The app is being pulled because...

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09:58
Apple releases iOS 7.1.2 with iBeacon, Mail...

Apple has released iOS 7.1.2 to end users today over-the-air with the following changes:

• Improves iBeacon connectivity and stability
• Fixes a bug with data transfer for some 3rd party accessories, including bar code scanners
• Corrects an issue with data protection class of Mail attachments

The update is available over-the-air or via iTunes for the latest iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches. The fix for Mail addresses a well-publicized security problem regarding attachments.

The build number is 11D257 and it comes in at approximately 30 MB over-the-air on the iPad and 32 MB on the iPhone. The update is approximately 1.4GB for a complete download via iTunes.

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09:43
iOS 7.1.2 Improves iBeacon

Apple has released iOS 7.1.2 with improvements to iBeacon and third-party accessory connectivity, and a fix for an issue with data protection class of Mail attachments.

 

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09:34
CarPlay coming to 2015 Audi models in Europe, North...

Following up on its announcement that it will support CarPlay in its cars beginning in 2015, Audi has provided more details about the rollout. According to the luxury car-maker, iOS CarPlay support will arrive in models for Europe in 2015, while North American models will see the software in center consoles in early 2016. Audi has also detailed how the functionality with be integrated:

CarPlay will integrate with Audi’s built-in...

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09:32
9to5Toys Lunch Break: 25% off Nomad Lightning cables...

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Today’s can’t miss deals:


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09:30
This gold-plated, Putin-worshiping iPhone is the...

You can get a whole lot of gaudy decorations for your iPhone, but if you're really looking to add some Russian flair, you can't do much better than a golden portrait of Vladimir Putin. The Supremo Putin -- yes, that's what they actually named this...

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09:29
OS X 10.9.4 Includes Wi-Fi, Wake from Sleep Fixes

Apple has released OS X 10.9.4 Mavericks, with fixes for Wi-Fi networks not automatically connecting to known networks and problems with wake from sleep.

 

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09:24
Rumor: New backlight component will enable Apple to...

Apple's anticipated next-generation iPhone may use only one brightness enhancement film for its display, a change that could enable the company to reduce the size of the LCD component in the handset and create the thinnest and lightest iPhone to date.



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09:23
iPhone 6 may have glass back after all, says Nikkei

The iPhone 6 may indeed have a partial glass back like the iPhone 5s, says Japan's Nikkei. Most panel leaks have shown all-metal backs with lines near the top and bottom. It's now suggested, though, that those lines are simply markers for where the glass will go. The iPhone 5s has glass "windows" along the top and bottom of its back to allow radio signals to pass through....



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09:19
Twitter’s mobile app install advertising feature...

Twitter has taken its mobile application install advertising feature out of beta and it has also taken the service global. Twitter talked about the feature, which allows companies to advertise mobile apps within the Twitter mobile app timeline, earlier this year. The video above explains how the service works. The app install feature can show apps from the App Store and Google Play based on “interest, keyword, TV targeting and tailored audiences” as well as based on “gender, geo, language and mobile platform targeting.” The service allows apps to be installed on smartphones directly via the Twitter app and the Twitter app will even notify users when the app is ready to use.

Twitter explains how advertisers can use the functionality:

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09:00
High school students raise thousands of dollars...

One of the best things about owning Macs is that they hold resale value far longer than many of their competitors. Students at South Portland High School took advantage of that fact, repairing the district's lot of broken MacBooks and raising...

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08:35
Apple Continues to Push Personal Empowerment with...

Apple rolled out a new commercial over the weekend that continues with the idea that the iPhone 5S is an empowering tool in our daily lives. The new ad, called Parenthood, shows families using their iPhones to learn, stay in touch, control their homes, and more.

The Mac Observer Spin: The average user doesn't care about processors or megapixels. They want a smartphone that makes their life easier, and Apple gets that.


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08:34
Apple begins hiring for six new Chinese Apple Stores

Job listings on Apple's Chinese website are now calling for managers for six new Apple Stores, Bloomberg notes. In particular the company is building outlets in Tianjin, Wuxi, Zhengzhou, Chongqing, Shenyang, and Hangzhou. The latter three were rumored last week....



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08:30
iTunes U update will bring course creation and...

Apple today announced an update to iTunes U that'll bring a new course creation tool and support for student discussion to the iPad version of the iTunes U app. iTunes U is the educational arm of iTunes that allows teachers from K-12 school...

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08:14
Report: iPhone 6 will use new display tech for...

According to a new report from China Times (translated by GforGames), Apple will make the next-gen iPhone even thinner by moving from two brightness enhancement films in the iPhone’s display to just one. The move will reportedly allow Apple to have an overall thinner design for the iPhone 6, but could cause supply issues in the process as its suppliers work to get the new display tech ready. According to the report, the switch to a single brightness enhancement film in the new backlight might result in yield issues:

However, up until now Apple and Miebea (the supplier) have used two BEFs, and delivering a new backlight with just a...

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08:11
iTunes U for iPad to get class discussions, teacher...

Apple has announced that a major update is coming to the iTunes U iPad app on July 8th. The app will not only gain class discussions, but full teacher control of courses, allowing educators to personally create, edit, and manage them. This includes adding content from iWork, iBooks Author, and educational apps, plus photos and videos captured directly from an iPad....



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08:06
Apple updating its Maps with user corrections every...

Apple is now routinely updating its mapping database on a daily basis with user corrections submitted through the native Maps applications for iOS and OS X, it has been discovered.



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08:00
iPhone 101: How to view your Safari browsing history...

Like most modern web browsers, Safari for iOS stores your browsing history so you can call up web pages that you previously visited on your iPhone or iPad. The feature is easy to access and works with any open Safari page on your device.

Open...

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07:46
Aereo Shuts Down Following Supreme Court Ruling

Internet TV streaming company Aereo is shutting down, at least temporarily, following a U.S. Supreme Court ruling saying it has been violating copyright laws. Several networks filed a lawsuit against the company claiming their content was being stolen and rebroadcast without permission and ultimately the Supreme Court agreed.

The Mac Observer Spin: With Aereo shut down it'll be interesting to see who the networks target next. Products and services that let us record programs and then stream remotely better keep looking over their shoulder.


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07:35
Recent iPhone 6 mockups may not be final design,...

Following the recent parade of iPhone 6 mockups, a new report by Japanese web site Nikkei (spotted by G Games) claims that the final iPhone 6 design will have straight lines across the back and that the back will look largely similar to the current iPhone 5s model.

The report could also explain why most mockups to date have strangely shown round camera flash parts. Apple switched to a pill-shaped dual-color “True Tone” flash starting with the iPhone 5s last year, a feature the company will likely continue to offer with this year’s flagship model....

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07:30
Apple emojis are best in class, and some were...

Once Apple added Emoji keyboard support back in iOS 5, messaging for iPhone users was forever changed. Forget old-fashioned emoticons, Apple's emoji characters let iOS users send all sorts of quirky, helpful, and flat out weird icons with just a few...

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07:18
Apple job postings confirm six new Chinese retail...

The first phase of Apple's ambitious retail expansion in China appears to be nearing completion, with the company now advertising for available in-store positions in a number of mainland Chinese cities that do not currently boast a first-party outlet.



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07:14
Apple brings official iPhone trade-ins to Italy;...

Apple's official iPhone trade-in program has been expanded into Italy, reports say. While the company's local retail webpages have yet to make reference, the program is being advertised within the Apple Store iPhone app. During a trade-in, people can use an older iPhone -- going as far back as the 3G -- as credit toward the purchase of any current model....



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07:00
Rumor Roundup: 'Next week'

New, cheaper, iPod touch model rumored to launch next week (9to5 Mac)

I'm only reposting this one from last time because all the rumor blogs were so convinced this iPod touch model would launch "next week" when it in fact launched within 24 hours of...

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06:53
iPhone 6 antenna breaks to differ from mockups;...

Recent iPhone 6 mockups feature a basically accurate design, but the antenna breaks will differ from what’s been seen thus far, Nikkei reports. Numerous pictures have shown white stripes connecting the antennas in the iPhone 6 — as seen in the above graphic from…

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06:46
Apple begins hiring for another 3 new retail stores...

Photo: mshcdn.com

We previously reported that Apple had new retail stores planned for the Chongqing region as well as upcoming locations for Shenyang and Central Hangzhou coming later this year. Today three more stores in China get added to the mix with a job listing on the company’s website hiring for positions in Tianjin, Wuxi, and Zhengzhou in addition to the three stores mentioned above that we already knew about (via Bloomberg). ...

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06:38
The Big Winners at Google I/O 2014


At last week's Google I/O, Nvidia was the big winner. It was showcased in TVs, mobile devices and automotive as the supplier of a key technology. Other brands were mentioned in the keynote, but it was Nvidia that was mentioned most consistently -- and its technology apparently was connected to most of the demos. In the gaming segment, Nvidia even figured in the talk preamble, which spoke to how mobile technology was starting to rival PC platforms. Though it was mentioned only in passing, Lenovo actually was the other big winner.

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06:37
Apple’s iTunes U gets Student Discussions, Course...

Apple announced an update for the iTunes U app for the iPad on Monday with support for in-app student discussions, the ability for instructors to create courses, and improved class management tools. iTunes U is Apple's online education system for all grade levels and college courses, too.

The Mac Observer Spin: Apple is still pushing to make the iPad the go-to tool for education, and it's clear the company is serious about being a big part in the learning process.


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06:15
iTunes U update will bring course creation,...

It may be summer vacation, but teachers and students still got a tip of the hat on Monday, as Apple announced changes to its iTunes U system. The improvements come as part of the existing iTunes U app, and offer a host of new features—most notably, the ability for teachers to create, edit, and manage courses right from the iPad.

Using those new app enhancements, which roll out next week on July 8, teachers can add content to courses from other Apple apps like iWork and iBooks Author, as well as from third-party educational apps that are available for the iPad. They’ll also be able to use the iPad’s camera to incorporate photos and videos into their materials. Previously these capabilities were only available via the Web.

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06:00
New iPhone Ad touts parenting features of iPhone

Apple on Sunday rolled out a new commercial for the iPhone 5s entitled "Parenthood." There's no Steve Martin cameo but it does feature several heartwarming family interactions while showcasing a few kid-oriented iOS apps.

The commercial concludes...

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05:50
Apple to update iTunes U with course creation on...

Apple has announced that it will be updating its iTunes U app on July 8, 2014, adding new features that allow teachers to “create, edit and manage entire courses directly on iPad for the first time,” while giving students the ability to begin discussions and pose questions from the…

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05:44
Apple to update iTunes U on iPad with student class...

Apple on Monday revealed that it will bring a major new update to its education-focused iTunes U app for iPad starting July 8, offering class discussions for students, and giving teachers the ability to create, edit and manage entire courses.



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05:43
Apple announces iTunes U update with iPad Course...

Screenshot showing new iTunes U “Student Discussions” feature

Apple today announced an update to its iTunes U educational app that includes a number of new features for iPad including course creation tools, a Student Discussions feature and improved management tools for teachers.

“Education is at the core of Apple’s DNA and iTunes U is an incredibly valuable resource for teachers and students,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services. “iTunes U features an amazing selection of academic materials for everyone around the world. Now, with the ability to better manage and discuss educational content, learning becomes even more personalized on iPad.”

The new features will begin rolling out July 8 with the ability for teachers to create and manage previously uploaded...

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05:36
Google Ready to Kill Quickoffice for iOS, Android

Google is ready to pull Quickoffice from Apple's App Store for the iPhone and iPad as well as it's own Google Play store for Android. The Internet search giant said the app for editing Microsoft Office documents has outlived its usefulness thanks to recent Google Docs updates.

The Mac Observer Spin: Once Google started unbundling its Office-compatible productivity apps it was pretty clear Quickoffice was short for this world.


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05:33
Rumor: Parade of 'iPhone 6' mockups aren...

While a glut of alleged "iPhone 6" mockups have suggested there will be lines cut out toward the top and bottom of the back panel on Apple's next handset, a new report claims those are just placeholders for small glass panels that will be included, in a design much like the iPhone 5s.



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05:27
Author of creepy Facebook study responds to...

This past Friday, this article appeared on AVClub.com and caused quite a stir.

My guess is, the folks at Facebook who authored this study were surprised by the outpouring of criticism. Yesterday, one of those people, Adam Kramer, posted his response to this criticism.

Note that if you follow the headline link to read Adam’s response in full, you’ll be taken to a Facebook page, with all that that entails.

∞ Read this on The Loop...

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05:00
Discounts on iPhones, Macs, and more: What's...

With a few exceptions that are as exceedingly rare as they are short lived it’s unusual to see Apple products sold at significant discounts by specific retailers.

And yet, in the last week or so, that’s exactly what has happened.

For example, Walmart just cut its prices on Apple’s mobile handsets. For $99, the retail giant will sell you a 16GB iPhone 5s and activate it on AT&T’s network; Apple’s official price for that same phone will set you back more than twice as much, at $199. If you’re in the market for an 16GB iPhone 5c, which normally costs $99, the price drops even more, to a mere $29.

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04:44
TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 30...

Notable software releases this week include Final Cut Pro X 10.1.2, Compressor 4.1.2, Motion 5.1.1, Default Folder X 4.6.6, and OmniOutliner 4.1.

 

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04:44
ExtraBITS for 30 June 2014

In this week’s ExtraBITS, we’re shocked, but not surprised, to learn that Apple is saying sayonara to iPhoto and Aperture. The company also lowered prices on its iPod touch lineup while introducing an updated 16 GB model, and beefed up the Apple TV with a few new apps, including ABC News and PBS Kids. Rich Mogull explains why Apple cares about your privacy, and it turns out that the Supreme Court does as well, ruling that warrants are necessary for cell phone searches (while also ruling against the Aereo streaming TV service).

 

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04:30
iPhone 6 mockups are a ‘rough approximation’...

Japanese paper Nikkei has published a new report on their website comparing the mockups of the iPhone 6 to their supply chain sources. As translated by GforGames, the report says that while the mockups offer a good estimate of the final design, some key details are omitted.

Many of the things claimed in the report are obvious discrepancies, like button misalignment, but the report hones in on the antenna design (which has been critiqued by some readers) specifically. It says that the final iPhone 6 may not feature the ‘stripes’ at all, claiming that these simply...

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03:55
This new Google project just proves humans are...

[VIDEO] In the hands of a master, hand-drawn animation can bring complex emotions to life. The embedded video is stylish and elegant, drawn by one of the best, Glen Keane. Keane is the son of Family Circus creator Bill Keane and has created a number of classics for Disney, including The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, Tarzan, and Tangled. Not a bad resume.

In the linked article, Harry McCracken points out that the video below was created by Keane for Google’s “Spotlight Stories” project and that animation tools are no match for a master of the craft.

But the thing which makes it interesting and moving isn’t the technology: It’s the fact that it consists of a series of drawings by a human being who happens to be a master draftsman, rather than the digital stop-motion puppetry that is computer animation.

Keane may...

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03:39
Google prepares to pull QuickOffice from app stores

Google has confirmed it will be removing QuickOffice from both Google Play and the App Store. Set to take place in the coming weeks, QuickOffice is being taken down following Google's updates to Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides that allowed the apps to work directly with Microsoft Office files without first converting them, among other new additions....



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03:16
∞ Apple’s new Parenthood ad – Very smart

[VIDEO] Apple rolled out the latest iPhone 5s ad yesterday. This one was called Parenthood. The ad was part of the With the power of iPhone 5s, you’re more powerful than you think series. It featured the song The Life of Dreams by Julie Doiron.

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01:05
Hands on: Circus Ponies Notebook 4.0.3 for Mac

Software developers Circus Ponies has been making its flagship Mac product Notebook for over 10 years (and it was originally on NeXTStep before that), only last month introducing the latest major version, 4.0. The program has been a stalwart, comprehensive note-taking app that tries to include every feature students and professionals who need more than bullet points might conceivably need, and goes well beyond typical "Note" or "Notepad" type apps. With the release of a significant bug-fix update (v4.0.3), we thought it was time to appraise this skeuomorphic scratch pad....



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Sunday June 29

21:07
Briefly: New charging storage cart, Sighthound...

Mobile device management company LocknCharge has announced a new and more compact Carrier 30 Cart, a product that can store, charge and protect mobile devices in a school setting. The cart is capable of charging up to 30 devices, and features up to six baskets of five devices each, and is designed to enable several people to access it simultaneously. Its new center channel system holds all the device cables in place, and offers improved setup. Its soft-closing, sliding lid closes quietly, and can secure up to 30 Chromebook, tablet or iPad devices and the baskets stored inside. Priced at $1800,...



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20:39
Los Angeles school district revisits failed plan to...

The school district that attempted to rollout iPads to its students last year—only to scrap the entire plan when the students proved too smart for the technical limits placed on the devices—will once again try to place technology...

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18:56
Apple's 'Parenthood' ad features iOS-...

Apple on Sunday aired a new iPhone commercial focusing on the handset's ability to help parents teach, interact and connect with their children through various apps, some of which include connected smart home solutions.



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18:19
Hands-on: Infested Planet (OS X)

The real-time strategy (RTS) world has been straying further from the core of games like Command & Conquer and Starcraft in the last few years. Many games now take an approach that focuses on limited units and smaller resource pools to make players think deeper about the strategy rather that depending on low cost units to force a victory. Infested Planet from Rocket Bear Games is such a game, harnessing the power of a small number of elite soldiers to eradicate a seemingly endless army of aliens....



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17:34
‘Parenthood’ iPhone ad airs with focus on families...

Apple has begun airing a new TV ad to promote the iPhone 5s that focuses on uses by parents within both “Smart Homes” and in everyday family life. The ad, aptly named “Parenthood,” shows how the iPhone can be used to record home video, find a lost dog, monitor the children, and turn off the lights in the living room. The ad comes ahead of HomeKit Smart Home appliance integration with iOS 8 this fall. Sources have also indicated that Apple is developing its own line of connected hardware for the home. Apple’s previous iPhone ad, part of the same “more powerful than you think series” demonstrated...

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17:08
Apple Store iPhone trade-in program launches in...


Apple has added another market for its Apple Store iPhone “reuse and recycle” trade-in program: Italy. This is indicated by a new panel inside of the Italy Apple Store listings within the official Apple Store app. The app indicates that Apple is offering trade-ins of older iPhones models for up to €220. This converts to roughly 300 U.S. dollars.

According to a source, Apple is also planning to rollout the same program in Australia as soon as this upcoming week. Apple is said to have been training employees in Australia on the program over the course of the last...

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16:24
Final Cut Pro X 10.1.2, Compressor 4.1.2, Motion 5.1...

Adds support for Apple ProRes 4444 XQ codec to all three professional video editing apps, plus improves media storage capabilities for Final Cut Pro X. ($299.99/$49.99/$49.99 new, free updates)

 

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Default Folder X 4.6.6

Returns the Command-D shortcut to taking you to the Desktop, plus fixes several other issues. ($34.95 new, free update, 10.7 MB)

 

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Talkcast tonight, 7pm PT, 10pm ET: Whirled Cup...

New dial-in experience! Set up Fuze Meeting before the show if you want to join in live.

Having absorbed the information (among other things) that WWDC has to offer, we're ready to give you the highlights on this week's TUAW Talkcast! This week we...

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15:05
Apple, Inc. employees pass out free iTunes song...

Apple's chief executive Tim Cook joined Lisa Jackson, the company's new head of environmental issues, in leading a large group of Apple employes in San Francisco's annual Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride parade today, handing out certificates good for a free iTunes song to onlookers.



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13:00
A roundup of recent hardware reviews on TUAW

Last week, we reviewed a variety of hardware and accessories that'll complement your favorite iOS or OS X devices. Here's a quick roundup of recent hardware reviews that you may have missed:

Benchmarking LaCie's speedy Rugged USB 3.0 Thunderbolt...

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12:30
Facebook toys with the emotions of users in the name...

In a study to see if emotional states could be transferred to others online, Facebook conducted a psychological experiment in January 2012 with its users as guinea pigs. According a research paper published this month, feeds from over 689,000 English-language accounts were altered for either positive or negative states for one week to see if there was an impact on mental states....



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12:21
Pebble Smartwatch Puts Notifications on Your Wrist

The leading smartwatch isn’t perfect, but it has one major selling point — it actually exists, which is far more than can be said for the much-rumoured iWatch.

 

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Pangu jailbreak for iOS 7.1.1 updated with English...

Last week a team of developers released the first untethered iOS 7.1.1 jailbreak, dubbed “Pangu.” At the time, the application only ran on Windows and the entire interface was in Chinese. However, a Mac version of the software was promised, and today that promise has been kept.

Pangu 1.1 was released on the dev team’s website earlier today and brings a handful of changes. Most importantly, the software now supports Mac OS X and sports a new English UI. The update goes deeper than just the desktop app, though. Bug fixes have been made to the jailbreak itself to fix issues such as a boot loop on...

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12:04
Tim Cook and Apple celebrate #ApplePride in San...

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12:02
Apple now updating Maps data every day with user-...

When Apple launched its first-party mapping software alongside iOS 6, users immediately discovered that there were a significant number of issues with the map data. Apple eventually issued an apology and said that the release was not up to the company’s standards. A new Reddit post today seems it point to the fact that Apple is finally ready to start making serious changes to how it corrects Maps data.

Ever since the app debuted, it has had an option to report incorrect POI data to Apple. Until recently, however, it seemed that those reports were simply going to an unmonitored inbox to make users feel like they’d done something to help.

Just over a week ago, Reddit user “...

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Last week's popular and featured articles on...

Last week was a busy one with your favorite TUAW writers posting some excellent How-To guides, commentary and other useful articles. Here's a quick roundup of our recent feature worthy posts you may have missed:

Mac 101: Use built-in OS X tools to...

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11:00
This Weekend in the App Store -- the best free apps...

Here are some of the best free apps, app updates and new apps that have landed in the App Store recently. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can.

Apps Now Free

Solar Walk [iOS...

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08:00
All the best app reviews last week on TUAW

Last week was a busy one for apps in the iOS App Store, giving your favorite TUAW writers a chance to post some great reviews of the apps that grace their home screens. Here's a quick roundup of our recent reviews -- and a few app roundups -- you may...

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07:54
Apple heads for home: Why HomeKit may not bring an...

As follows any new announcement from Apple, the world's most secretive consumer electronics company, the days since the the unveiling of HomeKit -- Apple's new "smart home" platform -- have been filled with rumors and speculation about where it might go. AppleInsider now steps back to take a look at the most likely scenario.



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00:59
Apple Kills Aperture, Says New Photos App Will...

mpicpp (3454017) writes Apple told news website The Loop that it has decided to abandon Aperture, its professional photo-editing software application. "With the introduction of the new Photos app and iCloud Photo Library, enabling you to safely store all of your photos in iCloud and access them from anywhere, there will be no new development of Aperture," Apple said in a statement to The Loop. "When Photos for OS X ships next year, users will be able to migrate their existing Aperture libraries to Photos for OS." The new Photos app, which will debut with OS X Yosemite when it launches this fall, will also replace iPhoto. It promises to be more intuitive and user friendly, but as such, likely not as full featured as what Aperture currently offers.

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Saturday June 28

19:04
How Apple Can Take Its Headphones To the Next Level

redletterdave (2493036) writes "Apple is one of the biggest headphone makers in the world thanks to those signature white earbuds that have shipped with every iPod, iPhone, and iPad since 2001. But even two years after earbuds became 'EarPods,' the design could still be improved — and competitors are taking notice. Amazon recently unveiled a new pair of in-ear headphones that are magnetic, tangle-free and $5 cheaper than Apple's $30 EarPods, while smaller startups are promoting their own wireless and customizable 3D-printed earbuds. But Apple has an ace up its sleeve, in the form of patents for a set of headphones with 'one or more integrated physiological sensors' designed to help users keep track of their body stats."

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15:30
How I Install Fonts Onto My iPad

Under iOS 7, you can install your own fonts, and use them in any app that supports the selection and changing of text font. Let Sandro Cuccia show you how he recently was able to do this on his iPad in order to accommodate a particular font for a Keynote presentation.


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14:00
Free Sleep Sounds - get some shut-eye or relax with...

Free Sleep Sounds (free!) joins a pretty crowded field of apps designed to help you sleep, relax or meditate.

The app contains 25 well-recorded environments in stereo in categories like Ocean, Rivers and Streams, Wind, Fire, Birds and more. A unique...

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13:25
If you use Boot Camp, check out Winclone and Boot...

My thanks to Twocanoes Software for sponsoring The Loop’s RSS feed this week. Winclone is a great way to make a complete backup of your Boot Camp partition so that you can quickly restore back to Windows in Boot Camp. Boot Runner provides an easy way to switch between OS X and Windows on dual boot Macs. Works great for both individuals and dual boot labs.

When you get a new Mac or have issues with your Windows installation in Boot Camp, re-installing Windows is time consuming and difficult. Winclone makes it easy to make a complete copy of the Boot Camp partition, and restores it back to the exact same state on your existing or new Mac. Winclone supports migration of...

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13:00
"Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" uses...

In what is certain to be one of the biggest blockbusters of the year, "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" portrays two parallel societies grappling with fears, violence, betrayal and cross-cultural empathy, with a particularly poignant scene portraying a battered iPad (albeit running iOS 6).



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11:41
Center for Copyright Information anti-piracy...

Despite the ostensible goal of the US Center for Copyright Information's (CCI) "six strikes" program being education, US Magistrate Judge Mark Dinsmore has ruled that the center must divulge Copyright Alert System (CAS) warnings. Pornography studio Malibu Media is seeking messages that the CCI sent to one of its many lawsuit targets, and will be used as proof of the woman's alleged copyright violations in court....



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11:00
Weekend App: Fly brings the fun back to iPhone video...

Fly is a new video editor with a few interesting features that are guaranteed to renew your interest in capturing video on your iPhone. The app features a gesture-driven interface for editing that makes its easy to create split videos as well as...

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09:59
Trapper Keeper reborn as universal tablet case for...

Accessory manufacturer Kensington in conjunction with Mead are resurrecting the '80s school icon Trapper Keeper folio. A pair of Mead three-ring binders; the Trapper Keeper, Pee-Chee, and classic black notebook lines; are being brought back to life as tablet cases for 7- and 10-inch tablets....



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09:54
Add days of battery life to iOS devices with these...

Let’s keep it real here folks. Apple’s iPhones and iPads have amazing battery life but it is also fairly easy to kill the battery with a few hours of heavy use. That includes gaming, tethering, watching videos and just plain old-fashioned “usage”. Since Apple (thankfully) doesn’t have a removeable battery, the best way to extend your devices’ useful power life is with a portable USB battery. Normally I’d recommend a $10 Lipstick form factor flashlight pack like this but you only get a single extra charge with something like...

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09:34
Acronis brings True Image to OS X with backup of...

Data protection company Acronis has announced the availability of Acronis True Image for Mac. The backup and imaging package offers full system image backup and recovery both locally and to the Acronis cloud, recovery of a complete OS X image or just the specific files or folders required, smart backup scheduling including automatic backups, and advanced Parallels Desktop support....



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08:42
Monkey Parking creator refuses shutdown order,...

Startup public parking spot sale app Monkey Parking has vowed to fight the cease-and-desist served onto it earlier this week. The company is claiming that the order is a misinterpretation and invalid use of San Francisco police code, and believes that the model of selling a parking spot that a driver is about to depart is protected by free speech rights....



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08:04
Aereo shuttering 'temporarily' in wake of...

In the fallout of the anti-Aereo Supreme Court decision, founder and CEO Chet Kanojia has emailed customers, declaring that while consulting with the courts, the television streaming service must shut down. Users will only be able to access the cloud-based antenna and DVR until 11:30 EST today....



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08:00
Caturday: Pepper approves of iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite

Earlier this month, Apple fans from around the world eagerly watched WWDC 2014 to see what Apple had in store for iOS and OS X. As shown in this wonderful Caturday photo from a TUAW reader, people weren't the only captivated members of the audience...

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06:00
The Week in iPad Cases: Three rings to rule them all

Three rings to rule them all

This week’s roundup of new iPad protection brings you a pair of pouches that are sure to satisfy every taste and budget, a case that’s pure science fiction, and several ways to bring your office with you when you travel.

Amzer

The Reversible Neoprene (all iPad models; $13) allows you to choose between two different colors every time you take your tablet out for a spin—as its name suggests, the case is made of neoprene material that's reversible.

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05:20
For Apple fans dreaming of sapphire iPhones,...

Apple certainly likes to keep its competition -- and fans --?guessing about its next moves, and one of the company's best head-fakes in recent years was an exclusive arrangement for a unique metal alloy dubbed Liquidmetal. News of that deal sparked fantasies of mythical Liquidmetal products built by Apple -- wishful thinking that may now be repeating once again with the company's latest investment in sapphire.



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04:52
Full text of Bill and Melinda Gates’ Stanford...

Bill and Melinda Gates gave the new Stanford graduates some excellent words to live by.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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00:22
Briefly: Philips' efficient displays, Dulux...

Philips has announced two new PowerSensor displays that detect user presence as to conserve energy consumption. By automatically reducing monitor brightness when suers step away from the display, the PowerSensor displays reduce energy usage by up to 80 percent. Available in 24- and 27-inch screen sizes, the displays utilize LCD backlighting for dimming control. The 24-inch display is priced at $250, and the 27-inch at $350....



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Friday June 27

21:36
Apple CEO Tim Cook 'outed' as gay by CNBC...

In a live TV segment of CNBC's "Squawk on the Street" on Friday, co-anchor Simon Hobbs caused a kerfuffle when he inadvertently "outed" Apple CEO Tim Cook as being openly gay.



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