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Thursday April 16

05:00
Opening Windows Source Code Could Improve Security


Microsoft Technical Fellow Mark Russinovich raised a few eyebrows at ChefCon earlier this month, when he aired the possibility of Windows becoming an open source program. Sure, Microsoft's attitude toward the open source movement has mellowed over the years, but the prospect of the company rubbing elbows with the likes of Linux overloads the imagination. Still, there could be real benefits to making Windows an open source operating system -- among them, better security.

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04:38
L.A. Unified School District may sue Apple for “...

The Los Angeles Unified School District is exploring the possibility of litigation against Apple over the failed project intended to provide every student with an iPad, reports the LA Times.

The Los Angeles Unified School District is seeking to recoup millions of dollars from technology giant Apple over a problem-plagued curriculum that was provided with iPads intended to be given to every student, teacher and administrator.

The project ran into early problems when students figured out how to bypass the restrictions designed to ensure the devices could be used only for school...

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03:58
No Apple Watches in store until June, Ahrendts tells...

Angela Ahrendts has told Apple Store staff that the Apple Watch is unlikely to be available for in-store purchases before June – but they should expect the usual ‘blockbuster launches’ in retail stores for future products.

In a memo to retail store staff, Apple’s retail head thanked staff for making the try-ons “unforgettable,” told them customer feedback had been “overwhelmingly positive” and that the online-only ordering period was likely to continue throughout May.

Many of you have been getting questions asking if we will have the watch available in stores on April 24 for walk-in purchases. As we announced last week, due to high global interest combined with our initial supply, we are only taking orders online right now. I’ll have more updates as we get closer to in-store availability, but we expect this to continue through the month of May.

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03:55
Baseball app GameChanger brings major league...

My junior year of high school was the last year I would play competitive baseball. As the season came to a close, I sat in the last row of the team bus on a return trip from a game that was played three hours away. I had the scorebook on one knee, and a piece of paper and pen on another. Page by page, diamond-filled square by diamond-filled square, I went through the book and tallied my batting average, runs batted in, errors, and a slew of other baseball stats.

The tedious process took the entire ride back, yet it felt like time well spent. I knew where I did and didn’t contribute to the team throughout the season, and was able to confirm I was in the midst of the best season I’d ever had. But I was the only one that knew any of this, as I was the only one that actually took the time to go through the book.

To...

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03:26
Automator actions, geotags, and more advanced tricks...

Photos for OS X is here, and the transition from iPhoto and Aperture has begun. While Photos definitely resembles its predecessor iPhoto, it’s also definitely a 1.0 product. Here are a few interesting tidbits that I’ve dug up about Photos as I’ve been writing my ebook about the app.

Automator actions

Photos does have some basic scripting support, but it doesn’t come with any Automator actions. Automator can be an extremely useful utility for Mac users who want to automate tasks—these days I’m using it to customize shell scripts and execute scripts from the Finder....

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01:41
Apple interested in light field imaging technology,...

A patent application filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday reveals Apple is continuing to explore light field camera applications, in this case imagining how users would manipulate image data to change focus or depth of field post festum.

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Wednesday April 15

21:25
Jawbone unveils Up4 fitness tracker w/ mobile...

Even though the long-delayed Up3 isn’t shipping until later this month, Jawbone this evening has taken the wraps off of two new fitness trackers, the Up4 and the Up2. The latter is a replacement for the Up24 released in 2013, while the former is a new fitness tracker by the company. The Up4 most notably adds support for on-band wireless payments from American Express. Both watches pair with your iPhone over Bluetooth.

The Up4 sports an NFC chip to perform the wireless payments. Existing...

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20:54
Apple quietly updates Watch website, removes April...

The Apple Watch site as it appears now

Apple has made a small but notable change to the web page for its upcoming wearable device. The page previously featured the tagline “Available 4.24.15,” but that notice has now been replaced with “The Watch is coming.”

The change likely stems from the fact that many users have discovered they will be unable to actually get their devices on launch day due to shipping delays, low stock, or the inability to buy them at an Apple Retail Store on launch day.

The Apple Watch site as it appeared until the evening of April 15th

There’s no reason whatsoever to believe that the launch date has been moved. Instead it can be seen as an acknowledgement by Apple that most shoppers will not be able to get their devices on day one...

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18:13
∞ iOS users dominate music festival Coachella

Gopi Sangha, Director of Technology for Coachella said three-quarters of attendees are using the Coachella app and 90 percent of those are using iOS. [...]

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18:08
KGI estimates over 2.3M Apple Watch pre-orders, 85%...

In a new report from KGI’s Ming-Chi Kuo, the usually accurate analyst estimates that global pre-orders for the Apple Watch will top 2.3 million units through May. A report earlier this week claimed that Apple Watch first day pre-orders were at almost 1 million units…

Further breaking it down by specific model, Kuo estimates that the Sport model of the Apple Watch accounted for 85 percent of pre-orders, while the...

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17:55
Designer Karl Lagerfeld gets Apple Watch Edition...

Several celebrities like Katy Perry, Drake, and Pharrell Williams have been spotted with the gold Apple Watch Edition ahead of the device’s launch, but Apple gifted designer Karl Lagerfeld with something even more special — a custom gold Apple Watch with a gold Link Bracelet.

I checked and FedEx didn’t leave one of these at my door.

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17:00
Today in the App Store -- Wikipedia Mobile, Vox...

Here are some of the best free apps, app updates and new apps that have landed in the App Store recently. Today's notable apps include a discount on SimplePhysics, the new Vox Player and a major update to Wikipedia Mobile. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can.

iOS Apps Now Free

Sunny ~ Sleep Relax Meditate on the Beach with Calm Wave and Ocean Sounds [Now free, down from $2.99] You will sleep and feel better with Sunny, your collection of beautiful beaches recorded in stereoscopic 3D for headphones.

Curved Text [Now free, down from $1.99] Curved Text] helps you to add beautiful curved texts on your photo. With tons of curve shapes, text styles, artistic fonts and background templates, you can add...

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16:39
Los Angeles school district demands multi-million...

On Wednesday, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) told Apple that it would not accept any further deliveries of Pearson curriculum, which Apple has been providing as part of a $1.6 billion plan to give every student in the nation's second-largest school district an iPad. LAUSD also asked for a “multi-millon dollar refund” for software that had already been delivered, according to local public radio station KPCC.

In 2013 the school district signed an initial $30 million deal with Apple in a program that was supposed to cost up to $1.3 billion. As part of the program, LAUSD said it would buy iPads from Apple at $768 each, and then Pearson, a...

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16:10
ACM 302: Steve Jobs’s Legacy and Pretending Apple...

The battle to shape and control Steve Jobs's legacy continues, and Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Gamet look at the latest salvo from Apple veteran Andy Hertzfeld. They also look at the Apple Watch's first week, including preorders, trying them on, and the great lengths some people will go to pretend the device is a failure.


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16:00
AWT News Update: April 15, 2015

It's Tax Day in the US, and if you're anxiously trying to complete your 1040 or file an extension today, we'll help by letting you listen to today's Apple news.

  • Reuters poll determines that at least 15 million Apple Watches could be sold in the US this year
  • Tumblr gets a big update to 4.0, and you can now create new blogs from the app
  • Want to have lunch with Tim Cook and a friend? Head over to CharityBuzz.com now
  • Chess grandmaster gets banned from a Dubai tournament after it's discovered he was cheating with the assistance of an iPod touch

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15:12
When Did Apple Stores Become Apple Showrooms?

Apple announced a new MacBook during the "Spring Forward" event in March. Think you're getting your skipping out of an Apple Store with one on April 24th? Not so fast, pal. Apple's telling everyone to try their luck online, including resellers and even their own retail customers.


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15:00
Wikipedia app overhauled with new sharing features,...

The Wikipedia app for iOS was updated today with a handful of new features that make it easier to read and share content on the free online encyclopedia. The biggest change are the new image options that make images more prominent as you browse through the entries. Each entry now includes a lead image that appears at the top of an article, giving the app more of a blog feel instead of text-onlyencyclopedia entry. The app also now supports image galleries, allowing you swipe through multiple images that may be attached to an article. 

Another notable feature is a new sharing option that allows youth share a text snippet or an image of the article with your friends, family or followers. The image option includes a thumbnail from the article with text overlayed on top. It's a pleasing presentation that bundles concise information with good looks. Last, but not least, is a handy new...

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14:57
Apple adds new Apple Watch video guided tours for...

Update: Apple just uploaded the four new guided tours to its YouTube channel, as well. They are embedded below.

Apple has now updated its Apple Watch Guided Tour page with four more videos, featuring Phone Calls, Siri interactions, Maps navigation and the Music app. Apple began this series earlier in the month.

The videos demonstrate different Apple Watch features, such as taking a phone call, asking Siri for directions, getting navigation turn-by-turn directions in Maps or controlling music playback in the Music app.

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14:37
Here's video of SpaceX's rocket landing,...

Yesterday SpaceX made another unsuccessful try at landing a Falcon 9 first stage on a barge in the ocean, but the fuzzy Vine clip posted cut off right before things got exciting. Today, the company posted a longer, higher res video but quickly pulled...

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14:04
Amplified: I sleep nude

Jim and Dan talk about the meaning behind the WWDC announcement, why Jim got three Apple Watches, the evolution of music (from vinyl to tapes to cd’s and now streaming), beginning guitar without an amp, and more.

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14:00
Backerjack Podcast #14: Breathing sensors, social...

In Episode 14 of the Backerjack Podcast, Steve and Ross check out some of the latest products seeking funds and preorders:

  • Neobase, a home server that lets you create your own private Facebook for sharing with your (small) circle of friends. Now all your base are belong to you!
  • Wakē, a focused light and speaker combo that mounts over your bed to wake you gently without disturbing those sharing the boudoir
  • Prana, a wearable sensor that scores your breathing and posture and lets you practice via a video game

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13:51
Enter For A Chance To Win The Choose Your Own Apple...

We have a kick-butt giveaway for you today: if you win, you can choose your own Apple Watch, up to $750 worth. All you have to do to register is sign up to receive our Deal emails. If you then share your entry, you get additional entries. Check out the deal page for more information, and good luck!


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13:40
Ask iLounge: Can I turn off Message Read Receipts...

Q: Is there a way I can turn off those little “Read” status notifications that my iPhone sends out for only certain people? I know I can turn the setting off for everybody, but I do like my close friends to know when I’ve read their messages — it lets them know I’m alive and I’ve got their message without responding to type “OK” back to them. However, I’m not so fond of the receipts being on for other…

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13:35
Watch This: My Apple Watch Try-On and Ordering...

Dr. Mac says his entire Apple Watch try-on and ordering experience couldnât have been smoother. In Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves Episode #119 you'll hear about it along with tips for trying on and ordering your own Apple Watch, plus rare spycam footage of the mystical, magical watch drawers in the demo tables at Apple Stores.


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13:04
Gear: Knomo Falmouth Laptop Backpack

Knomo, an accessory company based in London, has released the Falmouth Laptop Backpack ($179), a cotton canvas backpack that can accommodate up to a 15” MacBook. A separate front compartment can hold any sized iPad, and there’s plenty of extra room inside the pack for additional items and accessories. The backpack comes in black or olive — we received the latter option.

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13:00
Wireless iPhone charging with the iQi Mobile...

iPhone 6 & Wood Puck Bamboo Edition Qi charger, Photo ©2105 Steven Sande

The Qi (pronounced "chee") inductive power standard is designed to make charging of electronic devices easy. By placing a Qi receiver that's either connected to a device or built into it near a Qi charger, induction provides a way to charge the device without plugging it in. The Apple Watch will work this way, although as far as we know it doesn't comply with the Qi standard. So how come we still can't charge our iPhones wirelessly? Well, with a Qi receiver from Fone Salesman and one of their Wood Puck chargers, you can.

Receiver:

The receiver is called the iQi Mobile (US$36.66) and it works with any Lightning port iPhone. While I haven't dissected the receiver yet, my guess is that it consists of a flat wound wire "antenna" connected to some simple circuitry. The idea is for you to use the receiver with your iPhone in a case, which is fine since I use a simple (and...

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12:35
Finally - Good Forecasts for Apple Watch Sales in...

A Reuters and Ipsos poll of 1,829 Americans showed that 4 percent of American women and 9 percent of American men plan to buy an Apple Watch. Using the results and U.S. Census data for demographics, the potential sales number is about 15 million Apple Watches. This is not far from the average of a recent compilation of analyst estimates.


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12:19
∞ iTunes Radio is being maliciously stupid now

I used to like iTunes Radio, but it seems like the crew has abandoned ship and the service is crashing hard. It’s actually gone from questionable song choices to downright maliciously stupid. I swear it just tries to upset me.

My parents were in town for a visit recently and while we were driving, I thought I’d put on some 70s music for them. You know, classic rock songs that they would know.

I tried iTunes Radio and this is what I got:

This song was released in 2008. The rest of the selection from iTunes Radio was no better.

Jon B.: They Don’t Know (1997)
Anthony David: 4evermore (2011)
Conya Doss: Ain’t Giving Up (2005)
Eric Roberson: Picture Perfect (2011)

Clearly none of these are in the genre Apple listed them under in iTunes Radio.

So I fired up Spotify, Rdio, Pandora, and iHeart Radio. Each of those services delivered some nice 70s music like I

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12:17
Guitar Hero Strikes Back


Activision on Tuesday took the wraps off Guitar Hero Live, setting the video gaming stage for a battle of the bands. Though Guitar Hero's original developer left the group years ago to work on Rock Band, the series is in capable hands. DJ Hero developer FreeStyle Games has been prepping Guitar Hero Live for its fall release, which may be right around the time Rock Band 4 appears. The philosophies of the two music games always have been different, and these latest versions are no exception.

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12:00
MacTech Pro Boston a great event for Mac consultants

Today I'm attending MacTech Pro Boston, an event for Apple techs who support small to medium-sized businesses, either as independent consultants or with a larger firm. This year's session covers a variety of helpful topics and, just as important, provides an opportunity to meet and talk with professionals who really know their stuff.

It's a solid event attended by Mac administration professionals who are knowledgeable, thoughtful and generous with their time and expertise. I attended several talks covering topics like iCloud and a deep dive on Time Machine.

The iCloud talk featured a detailed look at exactly where iCloud Drive stores the files that are magically accessible across all of your devices. As presenter Derek Braunschweiger said, "magical" solutions are great until you have to fix them....

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11:43
Universal Audio introduces the next-gen Apollo...

I’ve used a lot of interfaces over the years, but honestly these are the best.

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11:41
Taylor releases new 600 series Maple guitars

Maple acoustic guitars haven’t been known for their warm, rich tone. Until now. Taylor master builder Andy Powers has poured his expertise into revoicing Taylor’s maple 600 Series, and the results are stunning. From specially aged spruce tops that produce a played-in sound from day 1 to custom-calibrated bracing that unleashes more volume, low-end warmth and sustain, Taylor’s new 600s give players a multi-dimensional musical voice that responds wonderfully to every playing style.

I played one of these at NAMM and was impressed.

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11:00
Wearables Wednesday: Some really bad (and a few good...

By the end of next week, the first Apple Watches will be embracing the wrists of some lucky early adopters. With all the hype surrounding the Watch, a number of crowdfunded projects have been launched in order to capture the imagination of those same early adopters. Sadly, most of these will never make it to market, and we’ll let you figure out why, starting with Kickstarter.

Apple Watch Temporary Tattoos - can’t afford a Watch? Here’s a temporary tattoo (see below) with separate watch faces. A whopping $3 and people still aren't backing this campaign.

Apple Watch Friend Finder - actually an app instead of an accessory, designed to let you “find and communicate with Apple Watch users near you”. Or let your friendly neighborhood thug find you and rob you of your...

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10:26
TMO Daily Observations 2015-04-15: Apple’s Move into...

Apple's partnership with IBM's Watson Health Cloud opens the door to new super computing possibilities. John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to talk about why Apple getting cozy with IBM's super computing efforts is a smart move, plus the look at how someone turned Siri into a musical artist.


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10:19
Don’t be so happy about that tax refund

FiveThirtyEight:

Americans hate filing tax returns, but they love getting refunds. More than three in four taxpayers get refunds, and the average amount they get back is close to $3,000, according to IRS data. That means that for many Americans, their annual refund is the biggest single check they’ll get all year.

But if you’re among the millions expecting a payout from the IRS this spring, make no mistake: That money was yours all along. Getting a refund means you paid too much in taxes last year and the government is paying that money back — without interest.

I’m no tax expert but I’ve always told people they should work their taxes so they get the smallest refund possible. Otherwise, you’re just giving the government an interest free loan of your money.

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10:08
Surprise! iFixit says you can’t do much to fix or...

As Apple's laptops have become thinner and lighter, they've also become more tightly integrated. The tradeoffs here are the same as they've ever been: lighter laptops that take up less space are obviously desirable, and manufacturing practices like bonding glass directly with LCD panels improve display quality beyond what would normally be possible. The downside is that you can do increasingly little to repair or upgrade these laptops yourself, and iFixit's teardown of the 2015 MacBook shows that it's even harder to work on than recent MacBook Airs and Pros.

The fun begins when you remove the pentalobe screws on the bottom of the laptop and attempt to remove the lower case—while this lower case is just a standalone piece of aluminum in the Air and the Pro, in the MacBook it actually houses some components that are connected to the rest of the laptop via cables. Be...

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09:59
From beaches to bridges, Apple has plenty of...

With Apple's next-generation Mac operating system expected to be unveiled at the upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference in June, AppleInsider looks at possible names the company might choose for its follow-up to the OS X versions dubbed Yosemite and Mavericks.

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09:34
Podcast: Apple Watch try-ons, WWDC, and the case of...

After being teased for months with events, slick videos, and the first crop of reviews, the world (well, the world who lives close to an Apple Store, anyway) can finally try on the Apple Watch. Leah Yamshon and Caitlin McGarry join us this week to dish about what it’s like to have $17,000 of wrist candy strapped to your arm, and whether they felt like they had to prove they could even afford the Apple Watch Edition to try it on. (Spoiler: Nope.)

The new MacBook has one big thing in common with the Apple Watch: You can’t buy it at an Apple Store, or at least Susie and Glenn weren’t able to on its supposed launch day. Online orders placed right away on April 10 are starting to arrive at customer’s homes today (April 15), but we think that Apple should have warned us to expect online ordering only. And what’s up with the 4-6 week ship time for USB-C adapters?

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09:24
Microsoft updates Office 2016 for Mac preview

It’s interesting when a company updates the preview version of its application.

In short, it means they really hope you buy it once it’s officially released.

Microsoft has updated its preview version of Office 2016 for Mac as well as launched two companion apps for iOS, Office Delve and Office 365 Video.

The new versions allow Office 2016 for Mac users to use the Outlook application to propose new times for meetings to which they’ve been invited, and allows organizers to modify proposed meetings and send updates. The new version of Word has received macro recording, online template search and new proofing tools, Excel has been given new analysis tools and a “solver”...

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09:18
Tim Cook offers keynote invite, Cupertino lunch in...

Charitybuzz today announced that for the third year in a row, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook is auctioning off some of his time in order to benefit the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights, which backs human rights causes around the globe.

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09:17
Samsung cozies up to Apple with new dedicated...

After years of accusations and litigation, the once-frosty relationship between Apple and Samsung is thawing. The two companies may always be rivals who create competing products, but their business partnership is growing stronger: Samsung is reportedly dedicating 200 employees to creating displays exclusively for Apple.

According to Bloomberg, Samsung formed a group on April 1 that is dedicated to making displays for iPads and MacBooks. The 200-person team at Samsung Display Co. can only share Apple information within its ranks, which may cut down on the supplier leaks that have ruined Apple product surprises in recent years.

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09:16
Here’s how 1Password, Evernote, SoundHound, and...

Abdel Ibrahim, writing for WatchAware, takes you on a tour of four different Apple Watch interfaces.

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08:47
European Commission charges Google with multiple...

Search giant Google has run once again into the welcoming embrace of European regulators, finding itself in the European Commission's crosshairs over allegations that it favors its own services unfairly with Android and web search products.

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08:20
Apple's new 12-inch MacBook closely guards its...

It may be the most amazing MacBook yet, but as you no doubt expected, Apple's new 12-inch Retina MacBook is a nightmare for the fix-it-yourself crowd.

Per their custom, the teardown masters at iFixit took apart this slender clamshell to discover all the secrets contained within its aluminum frame. What they found is that its secrets didn't come easily, thanks to a mess of proprietary screws, glue, and soldering.

In fact, iFixit gave the 12-inch MacBook one of the worst repairability scores possible at 1 out of 10, with 10 being the easiest to repair.

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08:14
Apple CEO Tim Cook goes on the Auction Block Again...

Apple CEO Tim Cook is participating yet again in a charity auction to support the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights for the third year in a row. Bidding in the Charitybuzz auction starts at US$10,000, and includes lunch with Mr. Cook along with two VIP passes to a future Apple keynote event.

The Mac Observer Spin: It's no secret that Tim Cook is a big supporter of human rights. Looks like his auction to support the RFK Center is an annual thing now.


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08:13
iFixit posts teardown of 12-inch MacBook

The teardown you’ve been waiting for has been completed.

And it shows off some really nifty stuff.

The coolest of cats at iFixit have published a teardown of the new 12-inch MacBook. The feature shows just how tiny the notebook’s logic board is, coming in at 67 percent smaller than that of the MacBook Air. The piece also shows a new terraced battery design for the MacBook, allowing more batteries to be efficiently fit into a small space.

Finally, the new MacBook also features the same Force Touch technology seen on the 2015 Retina MacBook Pro. The Force Touch trackpad doesn’t actually push in like a normal trackpad, but rather provides haptic feedback to provide the same...

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08:08
Microsoft updates Office 2016 for Mac Preview,...

Microsoft on Wednesday released an updated version of the Office 2016 for Mac Preview, cleaning up bug and performance problems while adding new features, as the company also simultaneously launched two new Office 365 apps for the iPhone, Office Delve and Office 365 Video.

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08:05
Review: Divoom Voombox-party Portable Bluetooth...

Divoom's Voombox-party ($119) is a portable Bluetooth speaker which ticks off many desirable boxes — splash resistance, 8-hour battery life, NFC, quick-pairing Bluetooth, speakerphone capabilities, and enough range to stream from across the house. Divoom's stereo speaker is bolstered by two 2" full-range drivers, an active 3" subwoofer, and two passive radiators, boasting 20W of output power. Voombox-party’s design is like a thinner, longer version of last year's Voombox, and its sturdy (if heavy) design inspires confidence. A micro-USB port is included for charging, in addition to an aux port — both a micro-USB cable and a short audio cable are included.{/exp:char_limit}
...

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07:59
Handy Apple Watch quick start guide

Nice little Apple Watch interface flow diagram from Ben Lovejoy at 9to5mac.

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07:51
XSAN 2.1.1 Crashing

Forums: Troubleshooting

Dear Concerns,

We are using XSAN 2.1.1 in our facility with 12 fibre clients. Recently we rebuilt XSAN 2.1.1 using the same HDDs in single VTRAK (E-Class). Using the following procedure:

1) made 3 logic unit numbers i.e. 1 (Raid 1 for metadata of 2 drives), 2 (Raid 5 of 6 drives for data), 3(Raid 5 of 6 drives for data), 2 spares. Drives used are of 2TB
2) quick initialised the Logic numbers
3) Reinstalled Metadata controllers
4) Created SAN and than Volume (with same settings as previous Volume)

After completion of LUNs we created the Volume and provided to clients. But the Read/Write speed was drastically slow.
Users used the Volume for the day and than controllers stopped responding and Volume crashed. We again created the Volume and faced the same scenario.
We never used Open directory from...

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07:22
News: Daily Deal: Enter for a chance to win the...

Today in iLounge Deals we have The Choose Your Own Apple Watch Giveaway, in which we’re giving you the chance to win your choice of any Apple Watch model up to $750 in price. From the simple elegance of the black leather band and the modern sophistication of the Milanese Loop to the versatility and durability of the sports band, there is a whole slew of enticing Apple Watches to choose from. To enter, simply submit your e-mail address on the…

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07:22
News: Apple adds WWDC scholarships to promote...

Apple has nearly doubled the number of scholarships for this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference in an attempt to bolster diversity, Re/code reports. The company is offering up to 350 scholarships to students age 13 or older and members of organizations working to promote science, engineering, technology and math education for women and minorities. CEO Tim Cook pledged to strive for more diversity after Apple’s diversity report released…

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07:03
News: Samsung creates exclusive team to build Apple...

Samsung has created a team of about 200 employees working exclusively on displays for Apple, Bloomberg reports. The team provides screens for iPads and MacBooks, aids in product development, and only shares information about Apple’s business within the group, according to people with direct knowledge of the move. Even after years of legal fights between the two companies, Apple is Samsung’s biggest external customer, with Samsung set to…

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07:00
The Week in iOS Accessories: Better BiteMyApple

Better BiteMyApple

This week’s roundup of accessories includes two devices brought to you by BiteMyApple, a clearinghouse for Apple products produced with Kickstarter help. Plus: Batteries galore.

Apelpi

The $30 Stem is a 2200-mAh portable external battery charger, covered in gold and offering enough backup power to add six hours of talk time, 11 hours of video, or 44 hours of music playback to your phone. And again: It’s gold.

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06:56
Apple Buys Mobile Device Camera Maker LinX...

Apple has purchased LinX Computational Imaging, a company known for its cameras designed for smartphones and tablets. LinX's camera modules are said to offer SLR-quality while still fit inside mobile devices, which could be a sign we'll get even better photos from future iPhone and iPad models.

The Mac Observer Spin: Even better image quality from iPhone photos across a wide range of lighting conditions? Yes, please.


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06:54
News: Ikea reveals US prices for Wireless Charging...

A U.S.-specific update has revealed prices for Ikea’s upcoming Wireless Charging Collection, including the Vitahult Wireless Charging Cover for iPhone 6 ($25), which will make the phone compatible with the Qi wireless charging stations in Ikea’s new line. Ikea’s new promotional materials also list charging cases for the iPhone 4, 5 and 5s ($20-$25), but make no mention of the iPhone 6 Plus. The cases featured in the press release…

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06:48
WWDC 2015 scholarships increased to 350 as Apple...

Apple this year is offering 350 scholarships to WWDC 2015, a substantial increase over last year that will pull in students 13 and older, as well as members and alumni from a number of groups including women, blacks, and Latinos.

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06:03
∞ Dear Apple, about those WWDC tickets

Remember when it was easy to get in to WWDC?

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05:50
10.10.3 Yosemite: Previewing Links in Safari with a...

There's a brand-new feature in 10.10.3 Yosemite that may just blow your mind a tiny bit and make your browsing easier: you can now preview links in Safari before you click them. Today's Quick Tip is all about how to use this very handy trick!


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05:19
Samsung creating dedicated Apple devices screen team

Samsung continues to hedge its bets.

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05:15
Apple acquires Israeli camera tech company LinX,...

Smaller camera mechanism, better low-light optics. The future looks bright for the next-gem iPhone cameras.

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05:00
SuperX OS Greases the Classic Linux Wheel


SuperX OS is a solid Linux distribution that dispels all of the criticisms about using free open source operating systems. SuperX is a relatively new distro developed by Libresoft. Based on Ubuntu and Debian, it adds a highly customized KDE desktop environment. Version 3.0 -- dubbed "Grace" after computing pioneer Grace Hopper -- was released March 23. The maturity and impressive performance of this latest release makes the SuperX OS a prime replacement choice for whatever distro you now use -- it is that good.

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04:48
iCloud Photo Library: The Missing FAQ

OS X 10.10.3 brings the new Photos app to the Mac, and with it, the iCloud Photo Library sync feature that has been available to iOS users for months. But iCloud Photo Library has turned out to be confusing to many users. In this FAQ, Joe Kissell answers the most common questions and points out some of iCloud Photo Library’s surprising behaviors.

 

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03:40
Struck gold: Comparing two Apple Watch Edition try-...

Few can afford an Apple Watch Edition, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get your hands on one. When Apple started taking preorders for all Watch models last Friday, it also opened up appointments to try them on in person, with a special appointment process for the Edition.

Macworld’s Leah Yamshon and Caitlin McGarry tried on all three models in San Francisco and New York, respectively, and compared notes on what the demos are like, how they differ, and which Watch is the best in person.

What we expected 

Caitlin: I admit, my expectations for the Apple Watch Edition try-on appointment were high. I’ve been lusting after the rose gold Edition with rose gray Modern Buckle band for months. I counted all the quarters in my change jar/retirement account to see how close to $17,000 I could get. (Not close, not even a little.) Even though I have no plans to buy an Edition any time soon, or ever, I was looking forward to getting a little taste of...

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03:30
Meet the Appletini Bar, a Power Mac G4 tower with a...

Here at Macworld, we love a good DIY-project involving old Apple tech—and any time you can turn a landfill-bound product into something more useful (and, in this case, so much cooler) than it was before, well, that’s just a win all around. 

Minneapolis-based industrial designer and fellow Apple geek Ross Mackert might just be the new Apple DIY king: He retrofits old Power Mac G4 towers to house liquor and barware, and loves to surprise and shock fellow Mac users when he flips down its side panel to show them what’s inside.

Ross Mackert and his Appletini Bar.

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02:48
Samsung reportedly has new 200 employee team...

In a new report by Bloomberg, Samsung apparently has created an independent group of about 200 people that work solely on screens for Apple products. Bloomberg claims this is part of a plan to “strengthen business ties” between Apple and Samsung, which obviously have had a shaky history since the lawsuits over iPhone technology.

The patent disputes between Apple and Samsung were dropped in mid 2014, which led many to speculate that relations between the two companies may improve. This report by Bloomberg suggests exactly that.

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21:46
Teardown of 12" MacBook with Retina display...

After it debuted last week to mixed reviews, Apple's all new 12-inch MacBook was dissected by a Chinese owner on Tuesday, who subsequently posted images of the teardown online.

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20:06
12-inch MacBook teardown provides closer look at its...


We saw teardowns of the 2015 MacBook Air and Retina MacBook Pro last month, but now a Feng.com user has provided us with the first teardown of the all-new 12-inch MacBook. Apple heavily touted the internal design of the laptop during its...

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18:50
Covers by Siri

Oh my. This is wonderful. Covers by Siri. The name says it all. Well, maybe not all. Someone has covered three songs (so far) using Siri's voice for the lyrics. It's well done, and I can't imagine the effort needed to get the samples necessary to piece together lyrics like this. There's no embed mechanism, so you'll need to click through to hear them. You can download them while you're there, however. The site doesn't credit the individual behind the effort, but does say a new song will come out every Friday. [Via The Loop]


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18:05
Andy Hertzfeld Weighs In on Battle Over Steve Jobs’s...

Andy Hertzfeld has penned an excellent post on Steve Jobs and the simmering fight over which biography is "definitive." Mr. Hertzfeld, a member of the original (and legendary) Mac team who worked with Steve Jobs for many years, calls Becoming Steve Jobs a worthwhile read, but questions why Apple's current management has made a full court press to support the book.


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17:20
USB-C Explained - What It Means for Your Mac Setup

Apple announced a new laptop on Monday, the ultra thin MacBook Pro. This new machine has but one connector, which likely impacts your current setup. How can you upgrade your computer but keep all your hardware? Kelly breaks it down.


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16:15
The Week in Mac Apps: Core Animator, Graph Builder,...

Core Animator, Graph Builder, Ninox, and more apps for work and study

In this week’s roundup of new Mac apps, you’ll find animation tools for programmers, software for serious coin collectors, and a little help for kids who are having trouble with fractions.

Core Animator 1.0.5

If you program for a living, you know that coding complex animations by hand is about as fun as riding a bicycle underwater without any air supply. Luckily, Polished Play’s $100 Core Animator comes to the rescue with an animation system designed specifically for developers.

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16:00
Today in the App Store -- Fleksy Keyboard, Workflow...

Here are some of the best free apps, app updates and new apps that have landed in the App Store recently. Today's notable apps include a discount on Fleksy Keyboard, the new Leawo Blu-ray Player and a major update to Workflow. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can.

iOS Apps Now Free

iDarkroom - Manual Camera, Photo Editor, Best Toon & Hand Drawn Filters [Now free, down from $0.99] iDarkroom is a REAL-TIME, INTUITIVE, POWERFUL photo editor.

Fleksy Keyboard - Fast, Custom Typing [Now free, down from $0.99] Fleksy is the most fun, customizable way to type, and officially the fastest keyboard in the world.

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15:59
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite

I’ll be honest, I like my iPad better, but a lot of people really like the Kindle. They dropped the price, so if you were waiting for that, here’s your chance.

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15:25
Apple Devs Play WWDC Lottery


Apple on Tuesday announced that its 26th annual Worldwide Developers Conference will take place in San Francisco June 8-12. The event will include more than 100 technical sessions on developing, deploying and integrating the latest iOS and OS X technologies. Attendees will get access to the latest innovations, features and capabilities of the OSes, as well as best practices for enhancing an app's functionality, performance, quality and design. As in the past, Apple will issue the $1,600 tickets to the event through random selection.

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15:00
AWT News Update: April 14, 2015

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There's news for everybody on the AWT News Update today:

  • Digital camera buffs will soon be able to control their Canon or Nikon DSLRs from an iPad with a new Manfrotto accessory
  • Apple Pay hasn't launched yet in China, with banks and credit/debit card system operator UnionPay balking at the fee Apple wants
  • Foxconn is buying 50,000 - 60,000 used iPhones every day to resell in China
  • Not buying an Apple Watch? You can get a heck of a deal on a Motorola Moto 360 thanks to sales from Google, Best Buy and Amazon

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14:40
Did Apple and its ad designers steal from Brazilian...

A famous Brazilian artist has sued Apple and two artists, alleging that his work has been copied in a number of company advertisements.

The lawsuit, which was filed earlier this month in federal court in Miami, claims that the two artists that Apple paid for its “Start Something New” campaign, Craig & Karl, stole from Romero Britto’s “pop art” style.

Britto moved from Brazil to Florida when he was 24 years old. A few years later, in 1993, Britto opened a large gallery on Lincoln Road in Miami—and Apple followed suit with its own store on the same street 15 years after that. As the Brazilian artist’s fame grew, he was able to license his images onto various commercial products.

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14:19
Quirky ‘Space Bar’ Monitor or iMac Stand: $69

Check out this cool monitor stand called Quirky. It's designed to hold displays or iMacs, and will support up to 30 pounds. It's also a USB hub, with four USB 3.0 ports and two dedicated USB charging ports. That, plus space underneath for your keyboard will help you declutter your desk. Through our deal, you can get this stand for $69, more than 30 percent off retail. Check it out.


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14:13
∞ “Smells Like Teen Spirit” played on floppy drives

Not using floppy disks, but the drives themselves.

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14:10
Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference Kicks Off...

Apple today announced it will hold its 26th annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) June 8 through June 12 at San Francisco’s Moscone West, with more sessions than ever before streamed live to developers worldwide. WWDC will feature more than 100 technical sessions, over 1,000 Apple engineers, hands-on labs, and the Apple Design Awards. “The App Store ignited an app ecosystem that is simply amazing, forever changing the lives of customers and creating millions of jobs worldwide,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “We’ve got incredible new technologies for iOS and OS X to share with developers at WWDC and around the world, and can’t wait to see the next generation of apps they create.”

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14:07
The WWDC logo animated in CSS

This is just full of awesome. More great work from Donovan at CSS Animation.

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14:05
AltConf dates and more speakers

The dates are now confirmed. I’ll be attending AltConf too.

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14:04
Apple Announces ResearchKit Available to Medical...

Apple today announced that ResearchKit, a software framework designed for medical and health research, is now available. Medical researchers will be able to use ResearchKit to develop their own apps, and developers can also contribute new research modules to the open source framework. “We are delighted and encouraged by the response to ResearchKit from the medical and research community and the participants contributing to medical research. Studies that historically attracted a few hundred participants are now attracting participants in the tens of thousands,” said Jeff Williams, Apple’s senior vice president of Operations. “Medical researchers all over the world are actively exploring how ResearchKit can help them study even more diseases, and we believe the impact on global understanding of health and wellness will be profound.”

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14:00
Apple Updates Final Cut Pro X, Motion, and Compressor

Apple has updated Final Cut Pro X, Motion, and Compressor with new features for motion graphics and key enhancements to accelerate video editing, packaging, and delivery. Final Cut Pro 10.2 introduces stunning 3D titles that are easy to use, improved masking for color grading and effects, native support for more camera formats, and GPU-accelerated RED RAW processing. Motion 5.2 extends the power of 3D titles with the ability to create custom materials and environments and instantly publish them to Final Cut Pro X. Compressor 4.2 makes it easy to package a movie for sale on the iTunes Store. “From Hollywood blockbuster directors to first-time movie makers, Final Cut Pro X is changing the way we edit movies today,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing.

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14:00
ResearchKit now available to medical researchers

Apple announced today that ResearchKit is now available to researchers and developers. As you may recall, ResearchKit is a software framework that's designed to help doctors, scientists, and other researchers gather data with more frequency and accuracy by using the sensors built into iPhone.

ResearchKit, which is open source, allows any medical researcher to take advantage of specific modules to speed the development of research study apps and to also build new modules for submission to be adopted as part of ResearchKit. The initial modules address:

  • Participant consent: customizable template that can be customized to explain the study and obtain participant signatures. The module can even add video segments explaining the study and an...
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13:55
TMO Daily Observations 2015-04-14: Watson Health...

IBM and Apple are teaming up to change how doctors and researchers deal with medical and health data. Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to look at IBM's Watson Health Cloud and how it will impact medical research, plus they look at just what it takes to convince yourself the Apple Watch is a failure no matter how successful it may be.


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13:30
Apple’s Reintroduction to IBM’s Supercomputers Will...

Apple dabbled with and then got out of the supercomputer business a decade ago. These days, Apple is being reintroduced to the benefits of supercomputers, via Watson, thanks to its partnership with IBM. This is a good thing. A very good thing.


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13:25
Apple Watch will be showcased at Salone del Mobile...

The Apple Watch may not be available in Italy at launch, but Apple will be showcasing its new device at the upcoming Salone del Mobile in Milan on Friday. According to the design-centric magazine Wallpaper (via Tim Bradshaw), Apple is planning a one-day only preview and try-on event at the design exhibition on April 17th. The Apple Watch’s presence will mark Apple’s first time attending the design fair.

While Apple was noticeably absent from last month’s Baselworld luxury watch trade show, Apple’s Design VP Jony Ive expressed his excitement over the Apple Watch being featured during the upcoming design exhibition....

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13:16
Tip of the Day: Getting haptic feedback for walking...

If you want to use your iPhone for getting walking directions around town, both Apple’s and Google’s Maps apps have you covered, although traditionally you’ve pretty much had to either wear earphones or pay close attention to your iPhone to know when and where to turn if you’re traveling through an unfamiliar neighborhood. The good news is that Google Maps has quietly added a haptic feedback feature to its iPhone Maps app that…

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12:45
News: Report: Apple acquires mobile imaging company...

Apple has acquired camera technology company LinX, CNBC reports. The price of the acquisition appears to be around $20 million, according to sources who informed Dow Jones of the deal. The Israeli company develops high-quality imaging hardware for integration into mobile devices, and aims to “put SLR image quality” into users’ pockets, according to a press release last year announcing the company’s successful development of…

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12:30
How Apple Pay assists you even when you encounter...

Apple last year unveiled Apple Pay during in its September Special event. While most people are aware of how Apple Pay works on the surface, there are many details that you don’t discover until you start using the service. One such scenario involves the extremely helpful way Apple handles a credit card that’s been canceled due to fraud.

One of the most inconvenient parts of dealing with fraudulent credit card purchases is the inevitable closing your card and the issuing of a new one. I had this happen to me recently, and it was quite inconvenient to not have access to my card when I had plans to use it. Equally frustrating was the fact that I could see the new number in my online account, but could not access it until my card arrived. Because my fraud happened on a Friday night, I was without my credit card until the following Tuesday.

If I had used Apple Pay with this card, my...

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12:07
1Password 5.4 for iOS includes Apple Watch support,...

This could come in handy.

A recent update shows that the mighty 1Password application now includes support for the Apple Watch. Version 5.4 of the app will let you access important information like credit card numbers and one-time passwords directly from your wrist.

While the Apple Watch presently lacks a true keyboard or Touch ID scanner, it’s thought that the app will rely on the iPhone it’s paired with to work with the new version of 1Password to communicate with the Apple Watch.

The new version of 1Password includes a bevy of new fixes, features and enhancements and is available in the App Store.

If you’ve tried the new version and have any...

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11:56
Get ready for an explosion of ResearchKit apps...

One of the most promising announcements at Apple’s “Spring Forward” event last month was the introduction of ResearchKit, an open-source framework that lets medical researchers tap into our iPhone addictions with apps that collect and study our health data. On Tuesday, Apple officially made ResearchKit available to all researchers and developers.

ResearchKit rolled out last month with institutions like Mount Sinai, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Stanford Medicine already on board. Those early ResearchKit partners developed apps for patients to track symptoms of diabetes, heart disease, Parkinson’s disease, and breast cancer treatment aftereffects....

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11:42
Apple releases open source ResearchKit framework to...

One of the non-Apple-Watch things that Apple talked about onstage at its product event last month was ResearchKit, a new framework that (with explicit permission from the user) could turn your phone into an always-on, always-with-you tool for collecting health data. As promised, Apple has now released the framework, which is available not just to iOS developers but also as an open source project on GitHub.

The framework includes three basic building blocks for developers to use: the first, called Participant Consent, allows you to explain the parameters of your study, what data you're collecting, and what you'll be doing with that data....

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11:00
60-Second Tip: Assigning photos to contacts

When I receive a phone call from a friend or relative, I like to be able to see at a glance who it is who's calling. To make the process of identification incredibly easy, it's nice to have that contact's face show up on my screen. In today's 60-Second Tip, I'll show you how to assign photos to your contacts. 

This feature is very useful in iOS 8, since your "recents" and "favorites" are identified by either a photo or a circular button containing the contact's initials. With your "circle of friends" on the Apple Watch, being able to identify someone from their photo will be extra-helpful.


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10:45
Chess Grandmaster Used iPhone To Cheat During...

SternisheFan sends this quote from the Washington Post:
Gaioz Nigalidze's rise through the ranks of professional chess began in 2007, the year the first iPhone was released. In hindsight, the timing might not be coincidental. On Saturday, Nigalidze, the 25-year-old reigning Georgian champion, was competing in the 17th annual Dubai Open Chess Tournament when his opponent spotted something strange. "Nigalidze would promptly reply to my moves and then literally run to the toilet," Armenian grandmaster Tigran Petrosian said. "I noticed that he would always visit the same toilet partition, which was strange, since two other partitions weren't occupied." Petrosian complained to the officials. After Nigalidze left the bathroom once more, officials inspected the interior and say they found an iPhone wrapped in toilet paper and hidden behind the toilet. "When confronted, Nigalidze denied he owned the device," according to the tournament's Web site. "But officials opened the smart...

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10:16
Would Steve Jobs have liked the new biography? I don...

Andy Hertzfeld:

I suspect that Steve Jobs would not be thrilled with Becoming Steve Jobs, a new business biography by Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli. While it’s a worthwhile book filled with previously unheard stories and insightful industry analysis, Steve would have disliked it because of the persistent negative spin it applies to the first half of his career.

That’s why it’s puzzling to see Apple throw their considerable weight behind it.

Interesting comments from Hertzfeld, a guy who was there in the beginning. While he acknowledges his own biases, he does bring up some interesting questions about the descriptions of the early part of the book, the lack of interviews of the people involved in those early days and why Apple threw considerable weight behind this book.

He does say the book is interesting and still worth a read. Like most biographies, it takes several versions and editions to get a complete picture of the subject and even then, you...

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10:12
The Defiant Tour Documentary: An indie band’s...

The Defiant Tour Documentary is a never before examination of the finances of a touring band and what it takes to go on the road.

We’ve all seen big bands show up to gigs in their limos, but what does it take for an indie band to tour the U.S.? Lonero wants to show you with this new documentary. I’m supporting this one.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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09:42
Protecting the Apple Watch from scratches - what...

Apple is officially launching the Apple Watch on April 24th with pre-ordering available now online. Customers who sucessfully pre-ordered are waiting for their Watch and thinking about what accessories they will need to complement the device. One major area of concern is whether they will need something to protect the device from scratches and broken screens. In this post, we will examine how fragile the Apple Watch may be and offer ways that you can protect your investment.

Will scratching be a problem?

Apple confirmed that it would be offering the Watch with two different display materials — Ion-X glass in the Watch Sport and sapphire in the Watch and Watch Edition. The Ion-X glass was included in the Sport model because it is lightweight yet strong, matching the design aesthetics of the deivce. Ion-X also is cost efficient to produce as it uses a...

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09:35
News: Apple releases ResearchKit to medical...

Apple announced today it has released ResearchKit – a software framework designed to help doctors and other researchers gather health data from patients using mobile devices – to medical researchers worldwide. Apps developed with ResearchKit to study asthma, breast cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and Parkinson’s disease have already enrolled 60,000 iPhone users. Apple is hopeful that making the open source framework publicly available…

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