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Thursday May 26

14:23
Google staves off Oracle code copyright claim

Putting an end to a contentious trial, a jury on Thursday found that Google's implementation of 37 Java APIs in Android represented fair use -- rebuffing complaints by Java's nominal owner, Oracle.

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14:22
Patent troll tries to shut down iMessage and FaceTime

A company that persuaded a Texas jury to award $625 million against Apple for patent infringement is asking for more. It asked a judge on Wednesday to order Apple to shut down its popular FaceTime and iMessage features while the case goes to appeal.

I hate patent trolls. Something has to be done with these organizations.

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14:18
Google beats Oracle in Android trial

The jury unanimously upheld claims by Google that its use of Oracle’s Java development platform was protected under the fair-use provision of copyright law, bringing trial to a close without Oracle winning any of the $9 billion in damages it requested.

I really wasn’t sure how this would go.

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14:18
Apple Daily Report for May 26, 2016

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

In a hearing in Galway, Ireland on Tuesday, Apple fielded concerns from locals regarding a planned data center that is shaping up to be the country's largest consumer of electricity, with some estimates placing usage rates surpassing Dublin's entire daily supply.

Apple has debuted a new Arabic version of Apple.com, bringing the language to its website and online store for the first time alongside a new font right-to-left text.

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14:11
Notable apps and app updates for May 26, 2016

On a regular basis, Apple World Today posts a list of notable new apps or app updates that have been released. They may not necessarily be new, but they're popular and deserve mention. Here are today's picks.

iOS Apps/Updates

Full Fat has introduces Golf Island 1.0. In the free game you join Terry the Toucan on a golfing adventure with tropical islands, cherry topped ice cream mountains, dancing trees, and a giant pineapple. Golf Island is a fantastic mix of surreal level design, loveable animal caddies with superb ball control.

Planet of the Apps has launched Ensō. It’s a free puzzle game where the goal is to match three or more same-colored orbs in a row.

Mac OS X Apps/Updates

Lemke Software has rolled out GraphicConverter 10, an update to its image utility...

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13:39
Apple considered buying Time Warner

iTunes and services chief Eddy Cue proposed the idea of Apple bidding on media conglomerate Time Warner at the end of last year, according to the FT.

I’m not really surprised by this. Apple is looking for ways to enter a tight market, perhaps a purchase would be the right way to go. By the sound of the story, it was only a suggestion–Apple looks a lot of proposals, but they don’t pull the trigger on all of them.

The report also said:

The report adds that Apple plans to ramp up spending on original content to “several hundred million dollars a year” in order to better compete with rivals like Amazon and Netflix, both of which offer a growing number of exclusive TV series.

This also makes sense to me.

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13:31
Snapchat raises $1.81 billion

Messaging app Snapchat has raised $1.81 billion in funding, the company reported in a U.S. regulatory filing on Thursday, a sign that investor interest is strong despite concerns among some venture capitalists that the platform is struggling to attract advertisers.

Damn!

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13:31
Patent troll wants Apple to shut down iMessage and...

For some companies, winning $625 million from Apple is not enough of a reward.

On Wednesday, VirnetX asked a Texas judge to order Apple to shut down iMessage and FaceTime while their patent case goes to appeal. Previously, VirnetX was awarded $625 million in the case after it convinced the jury that Apple committed patent infringement. If the judge grants the injunction, Apple will be forced to either suspend iMessage and FaceTime or find a last-minute workaround to the patented technology.

One of the patents in question involves establishing secure communications through Internet domain names. In asking for the injunction, VirnetX argued that although forcing a company to shut down two of its most popular services may seem excessive, it’s necessary because the infringement has done “irreparable harm” to VirnetX.

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13:06
News: Report: Apple’s Siri-based Amazon Echo...

A new report claims that Apple is working on a Siri-based competitor to Amazon’s Echo, but suggests that the solution will come in the form of a refreshed Apple TV set-top box, rather than the standalone speaker reported earlier this week. A source has told VentureBeat that the plan is to build on the Apple TV to “solve problems with the existing box and remote control,” noting that Apple wants the “Apple TV to be just the…

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13:00
Report: Next Apple TV might be an Amazon Echo...

It seems Apple is finally gearing up to make Siri useful. Following a report from earlier this week about Apple developing a smart Bluetooth speaker similar to the Amazon Echo, now VentureBeat is reporting that the next Apple TV could also have the E...

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13:00
The Week in iPhone Cases: Speck's CandyShell...

New summer-ready iPhone case designs

This week’s roundup of new iPhone cases introduces a sparkly version of Speck’s classic CandyShell case. Plus, catchy colors, sturdy enclosures, and tough screen shields. Read on!

Ballistic

The Tough Jacket Maxx (iPhone SE; $50 MSRP, currently on sale for $30 through Ballistic and Amazon) helps prevent damage from drops up to 7 feet high, thanks to its sturdy multi-layer construction. Designed to withstand all sorts of tough weather conditions, the case includes a replaceable screen protector, port covers to keep out dust and dirt, and reinforced corners to minimize impact from side shocks.

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12:52
New French law makes it illegal to email employees...

Interesting attitude. If I had a real job, I think I would appreciate this policy.

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12:50
Mac: Pixelmator Team Pixelmator 3.5

Pixelmator Team’s Pixelmator ($30) has become a go-to app when it comes to editing photos — it’s significantly cheaper than the 800 lb. gorilla that is Photoshop, and delivers most of the functionality that the typical user would need. Further, Pixelmator Team keeps enhancing it, and version 3.5 adds smarter selection tools and deeper integration with the OS X Photos app. The Quick Selection Tool and Magnetic Selection Tool have both been improved to make it easier to make detailed and precise selections, and a new Retouch Extension for Photos lets you take advantage of seriously advanced retouching tools without having to leave the Photos app.
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12:37
Report: Apple TV could be home for rumored Amazon...

Earlier this week a new report surfaced claiming Apple’s long-awaited Siri SDK could appear at this year’s WWDC, adding that Apple has been working on a dedicated Siri speaker similar to Amazon Echo or Google Home. Today VentureBeat reports that a source has indicated that a new version of the Apple TV actually may be Apple’s Amazon Echo and Google Home competitor.

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Filed under: Apple TV Tagged: Apple TV, Siri, Siri SDK,...

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12:33
Updated Apple TV may form foundation of Siri-based...

While Apple is indeed said to be working on competition for Amazon's Echo voice assistant, it should come in the form of an upgraded Apple TV instead of a separate speaker-like device, a report claimed on Thursday.

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12:32
Gear: Joby GorillaPod Speaker Stand

Joby’s GorillaPod Speaker Stand ($40) is designed to hold a Bluetooth speaker, whether to elevate it for a better listening angle, or to keep it away from any kind of undesirable surface. GorillaPod has three flexible, wrappable legs with rubber feet. A platform and cinch cord rest on top of the tripod to firmly hold a small speaker. Underneath that platform is a 1/4”-20 mount, which will allow mountable speakers to attach directly to…

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12:26
Rumor: Apple’s Amazon Echo competitor will be a next...

Yesterday it was reported that Apple is working on "an Amazon Echo-like device with a speaker and microphone that people can use to turn on music, get news headlines or set a timer” that will be powered by Siri. Now VentureBeat says that such a gadget may come in the form of a refreshed Apple TV, rather than a new hardware product.

The article says that Apple has considered several options — turning the existing Apple TV into a more comprehensive assistant, making the Apple TV’s Siri Remote the key device, or even building a standalone speaker just like Echo. Ultimately, the third option was dropped, given how much money Apple has spent on the development of Apple TV, according to VentureBeat, which doesn’t list a timetable for such an...

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12:00
Apple could have trouble opening Apple Stores in...

Just last week, a report claimed that Apple had plans to open four stores in India by the end of 2017.

Not so fast, says India’s fiance ministry.

Two government officials told the Wall Street Journal that the ministry has rejected another government panel’s recommendation that Apple shouldn’t have to comply with local sourcing rules.

“We are sticking to the old policy,“ one of the officials told the WSJ. “We want local sourcing for job creation. You can’t have a situation where people view India only as a market. Let them start doing some manufacturing here.”

To read...

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11:45
Report: Apple considered buying Time Warner, owner...

Apple could’ve become the second largest media company in the world following Disney.

According to the Financial Times, a top Apple executive proposed bidding for Time Warner, the media company that owns the Warner Bros. movie studio, HBO, and CNN. Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior VP of Internet services (including iTunes), brought up the idea with Olaf Olafsson, Time Warner’s head of corporate strategy, in late 2015. However, the proposed bid never went anywhere—the discussions were so preliminary that Apple CEO Tim Cook was not involved, according to the reports.

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11:30
Hands-on with the Satechi Aluminum Mini Docking...

In the market for a small, portable, and powerful docking station for your favorite Mac? The Satechi Aluminum Mini Docking Station ($149.99) packs a surprising number of ports and capabilities into a very small package, and we're here to show you just how useful it is.

Design

Whether you need a docking station for a MacBook Air or Pro, or you just want to have some extra USB 3.0 ports for your iMac or Mac mini, the Satechi Aluminum Mini Docking Station is going to provide you with the ports you need without taking up a lot of desk space. Measuring just 4 x 4 x 2 inches (10.2 x 10.2 x 5.1 cm), the dock comes encased in aluminum in natural silver, gold or space gray finishes.

Front of Satechi Aluminum Mini Docking Station. Photo ©2016, Steven Sande

The front of the Mini Docking Station sports two USB 3.0 SuperSpeed ports...

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11:22
∞ Paralysed dad walks daughter down aisle on wedding...

Someone please hand me a tissue. I think there’s something in my eye.

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11:10
FaceTime, iMessages hang in the balance after Apple...

Apple's popular iMessages as used on an iPad. (credit: Robert S. Donovan)

Patent troll VirnetX, fresh on the heels of a $626 million FaceTime and iMessages patent victory over Apple, now wants a federal judge to permanently turn off those popular features.

VirnetX on Wednesday also asked the judge presiding over the litigation to increase the damages the East Texas jury awarded in February by another $190 million or more. Apple wants a retrial, claiming that...

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10:48
iOS 10: Rumored iPhone & iPad features in the...

As we approach Apple’s WWDC 2016 developer conference scheduled for June 13-17, there are more than a few reported in-development features and fixes that are likely candidates for stage time. An Apple Music revamp, Apple Pay updates, improvements for the App Store, and new features for HomeKit, Siri, and Apple News are just a few possibilities for Apple’s event next month. Below we roundup those features and much more as we take a look at the most likely new iPhone and iPad features in the works for iOS 10:

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Filed under: Developers, iOS,...

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10:44
Rumor: leaked schematics reaffirm dual-lens camera,...

New sets of alleged "iPhone 7" and "7 Plus" schematics purportedly leaked on Thursday may support rumors the Plus will ship with a dual-lens camera and a Smart Connector, although the standard model may still have some form of camera upgrade.

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10:22
TMO Daily Observations 2016-05-26: Apple’s Siri...

It looks like Apple may be ready to jump into the home listening appliance market, just as Amazon already has with its Echo. John Martellaro and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on the rumored Siri speaker, and how it might stack up against the Echo and Google's just announced Home. John and Jeff also preview their HP Envy 34c display reviews.


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10:00
The Display You’ve Always Wanted For Your Mac: HP...

The Hewlett-Packard Z34c is a 34-inch (diagonal) VA LCD display that is attractively curved.  It has a native resolution of 3440 x 1440 and sits firmly on a sturdy, detachable metal stand. It's drop-dead gorgeous, has an anti-reflective coating, stereo speakers, has a built-in USB 3 hub and multiple video inputs. It is a glorious display to behold, and will work with any modern Mac or PC. John Martellaro fawns over this display in his in-depth review.


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09:49
Celebrity hacker Guccifer's confession gives us...

The activity of Romanian hacker Guccifer, who has admitted to compromising almost 100 email and social media accounts belonging to U.S. government officials, politicians, and other high-profile individuals, is the latest proof that humans are the weakest link in computer security.

Marcel Lehel Lazar, 44, is not a hacker in the technical sense of the word. He’s a social engineer: a clever and persistent individual with a lot of patience who a Romanian prosecutor once described as “the obsessive-compulsive type.” By his own admission, Lazar has no programming skills. He didn’t find vulnerabilities or write exploits. Instead, he’s good at investigating, finding information online and making connections.

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09:45
Virtual Assistants Such As Amazon's Echo Break...

Mark Harris, reporting for The Guardian: An investigation by the Guardian has found that despite Amazon marketing the Echo to families with young children, the device is likely to contravene the US Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), set up to regulate the collection and use of personal information from anyone younger than 13. Along with Google, Apple and others promoting voice-activated artificial intelligence systems to young children, the company could now face multimillion-dollar fines. "This is part of the initial wave of marketing to children using the internet of things," says Jeff Chester, executive director of the Center for Digital Democracy, a privacy advocacy group that helped write the law. "It is exactly why the law was enacted in the first place, to protect young people from pervasive data collection."

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09:30
9to5Toys Last Call: 11″ MacBook Air $650, Audio-...

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09:18
Apple debuts Arabic version of Apple.com with right-...

Apple today debuted a new Arabic version of Apple.com, bringing the language to its website and online store for the first time alongside a new font right-to-left text.

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Filed under: AAPL Company Tagged: Apple, apple.com, Arabic, Font, language, online, right-to-left, store, uae, ...

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09:17
VirnetX asks court to ban FaceTime and iMessage, add...

Intensifying its patent infringement case against Apple, VirnetX has asked a Texas court to order an injunction against FaceTime, iMessage, and a VPN feature, while simultaneously asking for greater damage payments on top of $625.6 million awarded earlier this year.

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08:15
Rumor: Apple in talks with companies about charging...

Apple is looking towards a means of charging its cars, whenever they may happen to debut.

The company is rumored to be in talks with several charging station companies about their underlying technologies.

The talks are largely unsurprising given that Apple is widely believed to be researching and developing its own electric vehicle, which could enter production by 2020.

The charging firms themselves are reportedly treading carefully and limiting they information with Apple, which may wind up being a competitor in the next decade.

It is unclear whether Apple would want its own proprietary technology, such as Tesla Motors’ Supercharger network, or design a system compatible with offerings from other market players.

While the...

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08:11
Tiny HopperGo Neatly Stashes Loads of Mobile...


Dish Network continues to change the way we view recorded TV. The company made location-shifting as easy as time-shifting via its Sling technology, and its Hopper let users transfer recordings to a mobile device, which has allowed for offline viewing of content. Now the company has introduced yet another option for taking recorded content just about anywhere: the Dish HopperGO, a compact DVR hard disk drive that allows users to transfer content from a Dish Hopper 2 or Hopper 3 set-top box to the portable unit.

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08:03
New iPhone 7 schematics suggest similar dimensions,...

There are a pair of new iPhone 7 schematics circling the Internet today, depicting the 4.7 inch and 5.5 inch SKUs of Apple’s next-generation flagship phone. The 4.7 inch iPhone 7 drawing appears pretty much as expected, resembling the iPhone 6s by and large with repositioned (and larger) rear camera and redesigned antenna lines. Similar three dimensional schematics surfaced two weeks ago.

The measurements listed indicate the 7 will be a tad thicker at 7.2mm excluding the camera bump, compared to 7.1 mm for the iPhone 6s, but a 0.1mm difference is effectively nothing and effectively impossible to notice by humans. (Sadly, these schematics show that the new iPhone 7 camera will indeed protrude from the rest of the casing). The drawings reiterate the point that Apple will remove...

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07:56
Patent troll VirnetX asks court to ban FaceTime...

Infamous patent troll VirnetX has formally asked a Texas court this week to order Apple to stop providing its FaceTime and iMessage features to customers. The request follows VirnetX’s victory in court earlier this year to the tune of $625 million, which the firm wants to see increased by $190 million or more, Law360 reports:

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Filed under: AAPL Company Tagged: FaceTime, iMessage, VirnetX ...

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07:42
Pixelmator for Mac gets new Quick and Magnetic...

Pixelmator Team on Thursday updated its namesake Mac image editor with two new selection tools, and a Retouch extension for Apple's OS X Photos app.

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07:34
News: Report: Apple SVP Eddy Cue proposed bid to buy...

Apple’s SVP Eddy Cue reportedly floated the idea of Apple making a bid to buy Time Warner late last year, according to a new report from the Financial Times. Three sources who were briefed on a meeting between Cue and Olaf Olafsson — Time Warner’s Executive VP of Corporate Strategy — at the end of last year revealed that Cue broached the idea of a bid to purchase the media company, although discussions did not go beyond a very preliminary…

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07:28
Google Sheets

 May 26, 2016 7:28:00 AM PDT

The problem with Google Sheets should be resolved. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience and continued support. Please rest assured that system reliability is a top priority at Google, and we are making continuous improvements to make our systems better.

 May 26, 2016 6:35:00 AM PDT

Google Sheets service has already been restored for some users, and we expect a resolution for all users in the near future. Please note this time frame is an estimate and may change.

 May 26, 2016 4:34:00 AM PDT

We're investigating reports of an issue with Google Sheets. We will provide more information shortly.

Users are seeing network related errors.

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07:19
Adobe previews upcoming ‘content-aware crop’...

Adobe is showing off a new feature coming to the next big version of Photoshop CC called content-aware crop. In the video demo below, Adobe gives the example of cropping a photo of a child by straightening the horizon in the shot, but doing so cuts off the lifeguard sign behind the child. Content-aware crop solves this problem…

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06:53
Opinion: With Apple finally showing Siri some love,...

Last year, I wrote a Feature Request asking that Apple give third-party apps access to Siri, and generally work at beefing-up both the intelligence and the capabilities of its intelligent assistant. A couple of weeks ago, I wrote an opinion piece pointing to the fact that Viv is exactly what Siri should have been by now.

This week, a report suggests that I may finally be getting my wish. Apple is said to be not only planning to offer a Siri SDK to all developers, but also building an Amazon Echo/Google Home type box that will embed Siri more deeply in the home through integration with HomeKit. We will, says the report, find out more at WWDC.

If true, the implications could be profound –...

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06:34
Twitter to Loosen Its 140-Character Limit

Over the coming months, Twitter will be rolling out rule changes to ease the strict 140-character limit, as well as fixes for some longstanding Twitter quirks.

 

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06:25
Apple pondered Time Warner buyout in 2015 - report

Eddy Cue, Apple's head of internet software and services, raised the idea of his company buying Time Warner in talks with the media giant late last year, a report said on Thursday.

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06:15
iCloud: Restoring Bookmarks from Backup

Today's Quick Tip is about how to restore missing or deleted iCloud bookmarks using your browser. So if you find that you accidentally removed a whole bunch of stuff you need, you can easily get it all back as long as you're using Apple's storage and syncing service!


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06:00
News: Daily Deal: iOS Coding Mastery Bundle

For Thursday’s iLounge Deal, you can get the iOS Coding Mastery Bundle for only $39 — that’s 83% off the regular price. Over 104 hours of top-rated iOS development training will help you break into the booming iOS programming game, with seven courses from Bitfountain covering iOS 9 development, design, core data, layouts, Swift, and submitting to the App Store.

Get the iOS Coding Mastery Bundle now for only $39...

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04:44
Report: Apple considered buying Time Warner last...

The Financial Times is reporting that Apple considered a buyout of Time Warner late last year, with Apple executive Eddy Cue raising the idea at a meeting with Time Warner’s head of corporate strategy, Olaf Olafsson. The idea of bid was very much tentative and did not enter serious negotiations involving Tim Cook, according to the report. However, Apple is still interested in acquiring media company talent and sources indicate the company is ramping spending on original content: “several hundred million dollars a year”.

Apple has long been rumored to want to launch a skinny cable subscription service for internet television, in concert with its Apple TV set top box. At Startup Fest earlier in the week, Tim Cook said he wants...

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04:30
PV150 Power Bank provides extra juice to your iOS...

ADATA Technology’s PV150 Power Bank provides extra juice to your iPhone or iPad — and looks good doing it thanks to its leather-textured exterior. (The exterior is actually made of plastic, but sports leather textures and stitching.)

The smooth streamlined body — available in black, white, or blue — also provides some extra “grip-ability” and even feels good to the touch. It’s also small enough to slip into a small bag or purse. Of course, appearance, size, and texture would be useless if the PV150 didn’t pack some punch. It does, thanks to its 1000mAh battery, single 2A input for faster self-charging, and a 2.1A output so you can charge your gadget more quickly. 

My tests showed that the PV 150 Power Bank, when fully charged, could recharge my iPhone 6s Plus about four times before needing to be recharged itself. It took about an hour to charge my phone from near death (10% battery power) to 100%. A full charge of...

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04:29
Review: Burkley hardshell leather MacBook Air case,...

I’m not normally one for hiding Apple’s gorgeous designs away inside cases, but my 11-inch MacBook Air is used almost exclusively when I’m out and about, so it does normally live in a TwelveSouth BookBook case to keep it safe on its travels. I adore that case, so persuading me to set it aside for an alternative would not be an easy task.

But I was very taken with the leather iPhone and iPad cases I recently reviewed from NY-based Burkley, so I decided to give one of the company’s snap-on leather MacBook Air covers a try. It currently offers these for the MacBook Air only (both 11- and 13-inch) – though it does also have a non-snap-on variation for the 12-inch MacBook.

Burkley likes to mix up its leather offerings for each product, with the Antique Camel Leather I liked last time not available for the MacBook, so I tried the Special...

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04:25
Pixelmator 3.5 Canyon brings new selection tools and...

Photoshop is the gold standard of image-editing apps—and it’s priced to match, with a $10/month Creative Cloud Photography Plan the cheapest way to buy it. On the other end of the price spectrum, Preview comes free with OS X and lets you do ultra-basic edits like cropping and simple color adjustments, and Photos is an image organizer that has some good editing capabiltiies too. In the middle—right in the sweet spot, I’d argue—is Pixelmator, a $30 standalone app from Pixelmator Team that was just updated to version 3.5.

Pixelmator 3.5 Canyon (available in the Mac App Store) is a major update to the image editor, and it’s aimed at making the app even easier to use. It’s got a new Quick Selection tool that attempts to recognize what you’re trying to select, and a new Magnetic Selection Tool that goes even further by snapping to the edges of an object in your image.

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04:05
Pixelmator for Mac update adds Magnetic Selection,...

The team behind Pixelmator has today released yet another free update to its Mac photo editor, Pixelmator version 3.5 ($29.99 in the Mac App Store). Alongside the usual round of performance improvements and bug fixes, the app includes a few handy new end-user features. There’s a smarter Auto Selection tool and a brand new Magnetic Selection tool to accurately and quickly cutout objects from a scene in a photograph. There’s also a brand new Retouch extension for the native OS X Photos app, integrating refined brush-style edits into iCloud Photo Library. Video demo after the break …

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04:00
All drop-tests should be done this way: iPhone 6s vs...

Drop-tests are always fun to watch, but I’ve always felt that the reliability of most of them is suspect simply because there are so many variables.

Most involve someone dropping a phone by hand, and the distance is often as imprecisely measured as ‘waist height’ or ‘head height,’ making it hard to be sure both phones experienced exactly the same force. Dropping a phone from a hand can result in differences in initial angles, and releasing one side of the phone a fraction of a second before the other can impart a rotation to the device. In short, most drop-tests are more...

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04:00
Ye gods! You're a deity in Black and White 2

By Aaron Lee

If you've ever wanted to be a god, Black and White 2 from Feral Interactive gives you the chance. It's a $19.99 sequel to the real-time strategy sequel for Mac OS X 10.9.5 or higher. It's a fun, addicting game, though not without flaws. 

In Black and White 2, which cleverly combines elements of different game genres, you reprise your role as a powerful deity in search of a following. You return to the once idyllic world of Eden, where the discovery of weaponry and warfare has tainted the world. With the help of your gigantic Creature that you raise from infancy, you must earn the respect and worship of the natives. 

How you choose to do that, whether through nurturing them or terrorizing them, is up to you. You can choose to restore order by building a harmonious city for your flock — or by waging war on non-believers. Heck, you can even toss your own followers at their enemies if...

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02:55
Apple invention turns Lightning headphones into...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday published a somewhat unusual Apple invention detailing a communications platform that ditches cellular in favor of direct, point-to-point network technology.

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Wednesday May 25

23:49
Why you Need to Experience a Nile Cruise

Forums: General FCS Discussion

Nile Cruise holidays seem best in all over travels, from the positive side we offer the opportunity to travel in Nile Cruise with the 5 star comforts of hotel. The benefit is that you’ll trip and visit temples with hundreds of new tourists according to a trip timetable, neglecting much air pollution and noise where dozens of boats are traveling along each other which are really surprising. Another big thing about Nile Cruise trip is a low cost travel. This way you don’t have to carry lots of money with you during your Nile Cruise trip. You will get highest enjoyment with our cruise timetable and benefits of the many activities offered.

Facilities

Nile cruise ships are famous for providing hotel quality on-board. Importantly, you don't have to concern about being trouble...

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23:34
See gorgeous lightning strikes blaze in super slo-mo

I miss the lightning storms we had on a regular basis in Nashville when I lived there. It’s rare to get them here in the Vancouver area. This video of lightning shot at 7K frames per second shows us what the naked eye misses.

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22:14
All of Star Wars Episode IV in one long picture

This is utterly brilliant and insane.

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21:54
Airfoil 5.1

Improves the layout and labels of the Effects window. ($29 new, free update, 13.8 MB)

 

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20:59
Peter Thiel, Gawker, and Freedom of Speech

Jason Willick, writing for The American Interest in defense of Peter Thiel:

It’s also not clear what policy response Gawker’s outraged
defenders would recommend. Put caps on the amount of money people
can contribute to legal efforts they sympathize with? That would
put the ACLU and any number of advocacy groups out of business. It
would also represent a far greater threat to free expression than
a court-imposed legal liability for the non-consensual publication
of what is essentially revenge porn. If Marshall and others are
worried about the superrich harassing critics with genuinely
frivolous lawsuits — as, yes, authoritarian characters like
Donald Trump have attempted to do — they would have more success
backing tort reform measures to limit litigiousness overall than
attacking Thiel for contributing to a legitimate...

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17:36
∞ Monster Truck: Sweet Mountain River

This is such a great band!

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17:31
Automakers, tech companies make deals, not war

Automakers now recognize they may turn ride-hailing services and car sharing companies into steady customers for all sorts of vehicles, particularly hybrid and electric cars, industry executives and analysts say.

You know, that is a good point. I’ve driven in many cars that I wouldn’t otherwise be in if it weren’t for ride-sharing.

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17:22
Opinion: Wouldn’t it be nice if the new MacBook Pro...

Earlier this week it was reported that an upcoming MacBook Pro refresh would bring a thinner design, Touch ID support, and an OLED touch bar above the keyboard. One of the longstanding requests by MacBook users, however, has been an option for cellular connectivity and now it looks like we might be one step closer to that coming to fruition. As noted by PatentlyApple, Apple has recently been granted a patent for a MacBook with cellular connectivity.

This isn’t the first time we’ve heard whispers that Apple is working on MacBook with cellular connectivity. In 2011, a MacBook Pro with 3G connectivity and a SIM card slot from 2007 was put up for...

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17:13
Amplified: Sitting Beside the Genius

Jim and Dan talk about the MacBook Pro rumors, WWDC, Dan’s iPhone SE, dual clutch barrel cavity antennas, the new Apple Store opening, Siri, and the Amazon Echo.

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17:00
The Week in Mac Apps: Customize your Mac-based...

New Mac apps of the week

This week’s roundup of new Mac apps features Grids, an Instagram client for the Mac that lets you change the color and theme of your feed. Plus, handy menu bar utilities, a new password manager, and more. Read on!

Art Text 3 3.0

Belight Software’s $30 Art Text 3 (Mac App Store Link) helps you create gorgeous text-based designs right on your Mac.

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15:51
Energy consumption concerns loom over Apple's...

In a hearing in Galway, Ireland on Tuesday, Apple fielded concerns from locals regarding a planned data center that is shaping up to be the country's largest consumer of electricity, with some estimates placing usage rates surpassing Dublin's entire daily supply.

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15:00
AWT News Update: May 25, 2016

Foxconn robot workers!

REMINDER: AWT News Update will be on hiatus between 5/26 and 6/6/16, returning on June 7.

A few stories for today:

  • Apple's hopes in India are dashed by some government bureaucrats who decided that the company would not be given an exemption to a local-sourcing rule
  • Foxconn managed to reduce workforce by 60,000 people at one plant in Kunshan, China. How? It gave their jobs to robots
  • A fantastic piece by Brian Roemmele over on Medium points out that a new and improved Siri may be just about ready to debut

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Report: Indian government rules Apple must sell 30%...

In India, it’s required that any company wanting to set up a retail location must sell at least 30 percent locally sourced goods, but reports claimed that because of Apple’s “cutting-edge technology,” it would be able to circumvent this requirement. According to a report from Reuters today, however, that is not the case.

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14:21
Apple will have to sell 30% local goods in Indian...

Apple will have to sell at least 30% locally sourced goods if it wants to open up retail outlets in India, a senior government official tells Reuters.

Apple will open three retail stores in India before the end of 2027, reports FactorDaily, quoting an unnamed “source familiar with the decision.” The retail stores will reportedly open in Delhi, Bangalore and Mumbai within the the next 18 months. According to the report, each Apple Store will be spread across 10,000 square feet and will be located at high street locations of the three cities. The stores, for which Apple executives are searching for real estate, will need an investment of $3 million to $5 million (Rs20 crore to Rs33 crore) each. 

A legislative change in India last year made foreign retailers who sell high-tech goods exempt from the 30%-...

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14:10
Notable apps and app updates for May 25, 2016

On a regular basis, Apple World Today posts a list of notable new apps or app updates that have been released. They may not necessarily be new, but they're popular and deserve mention. Here are today's picks.

Mac OS X Apps/Updates

Adeptshare has announced PDF Decrypter Pro 1.0 for Mac OS X. It’s a utility designed to instantly decrypt password protected PDF files. 

Once decrypted, the PDF file can be edited, printed, and have text and graphics selected and copied into other documents. Users can also edit any annotations and form fields. The decrypted PDF file can be edited in any PDF editor. All versions of Adobe Acrobat are supported, but Acrobat isn’t required for its operation.

PDF Decrypter Pro offers easy drag and drop file selection — or users can select multiple files via the cleanly designed file selection interface. Once files have been selected for decryption, a click of the button immediately begins the...

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13:42
The 100 greatest American films

These are always fun lists. I’ve seen 47 of these films. It’s going to rain all weekend here so it looks like I’ll have plenty of great movies to watch.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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13:40
ACM 361: Purism, Privacy, Apple, and Surveillance...

In this special episode of The Apple Context Machine, Bryan and Jeff talk with Todd Weaver, founder and CEO of Purism. His company is dedicated to protecting the privacy and security of its customers, and they discuss the importance of privacy, surveillance capitalism, and where he thinks Apple falls short on the topic.


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13:38
Queen’s Brian May makes VR device

If Brian May could capture one moment from his life so that others could step inside that moment and experience it, it would be the time he strode onto the roof of Buckingham Palace alone except for his guitar and played to 200 million people.

“I’d love people to know what that felt like,” said the Queen guitarist. “It was a whole life-changing experience for me.”

I can’t even imagine what that was like. Brian is one of the most humble, and talented, people I’ve ever met.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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13:37
iOS Coding Mastery Bundle: $39

We have a new developer training bundle for you called iOS Coding Mastery Bundle. It has seven courses from Bitfountain that cover iOS 9, design, layout, Core Data, Swift, the App Store, and a course that walks you through creating an app. It has hundreds of lessons and more than 104 hours of content. You can get this package through us for $39.


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12:58
Apple Can’t Keep a Secret

John Kheit thinks Apple has lost its ability to keep a secret, and that this is hurting the company. He thinks it's time for Apple to either put up—and surprise us—or shut up about its supposed "culture of secrecy."


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12:46
Which rock star will historians of the future...

This is a really interesting thought experiment. Who do you think will be the single most remembered “rock star” 300 years from now? Chuck Klosterman’s guess might surprise you.

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12:32
∞ “Love” your favorite iTunes tracks in Apple Music...

I’ve been using iTunes since it first came out, and like a lot of people, I’ve spent countless hours rating my favorite songs over the years. However, with the release of Apple Music, Apple implemented a “Love” button for songs, so you can use star ratings and Love. I wanted a way to Love all of my old songs and I did it with a playlist. [...]

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12:32
Gear: Speck Pocket-VR with CandyShell Grip for...

Speck has entered the fray of inexpensive virtual reality viewers with its new Pocket-VR with CandyShell Grip for iPhone 6/6s. Pocket-VR is a foldable, hard plastic viewer that can accommodate an iPhone 6/6s. As part of the package, buyers get the well-reviewed CandyShell Grip case for iPhone 6/6s. Pocket-VR works with compatible VR apps, such as Jaunt and Google Cardboard-compatible apps.

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11:55
Mac: Kanex GoPower USB-C Portable Battery

Apple’s 12” MacBook is amazingly thin and portable, but for many users that comes at a cost of limited battery life. Fortunately, Kanex has your back with the GoPower USB-C Portable Battery ($100) — at 15,000 mAh portable USB-C battery pack with enough juice to deliver a full charge to your MacBook. In addition to the USB-C port, a standard USB-A port allows you to simultaneously charge an iPhone, iPad, or other mobile or tablet device, with 2.4A of power for high-speed charging.

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11:53
Twitter Loosens Tweet's Leash


Twitter on Tuesday announced a number of changes to tweets, including what will be included in a message's 140-character count. The changes will be rolled out in the coming months. When replying to a tweet, tagged @names at the beginning of the reply no longer will be included in the character count. Photos, GIFs, videos, polls and quote tweets no longer will be counted against the character limit. Tweets that begin with a username will be delivered to all followers of that user, and users will be able to retweet and quote tweet themselves.

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11:40
Google preps self-driving car facility near Detroit...

Google on Wednesday announced plans to launch a "self-driving technology development center" in Novi, Mich., just outside the home of the American auto industry in Detroit.

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11:05
Apple’s Penchant for Privacy Makes Siri ‘Speaker’...

Apple is rumored to be working on a "Siri speaker" that would compete with Amazon Echo and Google Home. Bryan Chaffin argues Apple faces many challenges in making such a product—most especially its commitment to privacy—but that this is exactly why we want the company to do it.


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10:46
Deals: Where to grab the lowest prices on Apple...

This Memorial Day weekend, save up to $300 on popular 13" and 15" MacBook Pros when you pair instant discounts with exclusive coupons. Or snap up a 2015 12" MacBook for only $964 with 3 free accessories, free shipping and no sales tax in most states.

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10:33
TMO Daily Observations 2016-05-25: Apple Hires Jon...

Apple just hired security expert Jon Callas. Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to look at Apple's efforts to ramp up its security and encryption efforts, plus they have some thoughts on Microsoft scaling back its smartphone efforts again.


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09:48
Rumor: Apple looks into charging stations for...

Not surprisingly, the long-rumored “Apple Car” will most likely be an electric vehicle — or at least a hybrid auto. According to Reuters, Apple is investigating how to charge electric cars, talking to charging station companies and hiring engineers with expertise in the area, according to “people familiar with the matter and a review of LinkedIn profiles.”

The article says it’s not certain whether Apple would want its own proprietary technology, such as Tesla Motors' Supercharger network, or design a system compatible with offerings from other market players. Still, Apple reportedly hired at least four electric vehicle charging specialists, including former BMW employee Rónán Ó Braonáin. In January, Apple hired Nan Liu, an engineer who researched a form of wireless charging for electric vehicles and this month Apple hired former Google charging expert Kurt Adelberger.

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09:33
News: Beta testing for Pokémon GO begins in the U.S.

Pokémon GO is now open to beta testers in the U.S. while the game is still in active development. The game, first announced last fall, uses an iPhone’s GPS to let users catch, trade and battle over Pokémon based on their location in the real world. Phones will notify players when they are approaching a Pokémon “in the wild” and give them the chance to catch it by using the touch scree to throw a Poké Ball. Poké Balls and other…

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China's Xiaomi shows off new $460 4K camera...

The race to the bottom has reached the drone market, as infamous copycat Xiaomi on Wednesday revealed a pair of new camera-equipped drones that work with the company's smartphones.

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09:05
News: Apple looking into charging stations for...

Apple has begun talking to charging station companies about how to charge electric cars and is hiring engineers with expertise in the field, Reuters reports. After years of ongoing speculation about Apple’s automotive ambitions, the company appears to be tackling software issues and laying the groundwork for infrastructure to power an electric vehicle. Apple specifically seems to be responding to a longstanding gripe with electric cars — “filling…

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09:01
Report: Apple interested in charging station...

If Apple is going to produce an electric vehicle like Tesla, then naturally Apple will want to provide customers with a way to recharge away from home without relying on infrastructure from third parties. Reuters now reports that Apple is showing interest in such charging stations as it’s talking to existing companies and hiring engineers with experience in building them.

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09:00
Happy Hour Podcast 068 | Super thin Touch ID MacBook...

This week Benjamin and Zac talk about the rumored ultra-thin MacBook Pro with Touch ID and an OLED screen above the keyboard, the latest iPhone 7 leaks including a possible four speaker design, the most interesting news from Google I/O, and the rumored Siri SDK and speaker. 9to5Mac’s Happy Hour podcast is available for download on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players.

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08:57
Apple supplier Foxconn replaces 60,000 workers with...

Apple's primary manufacturing partner, Foxconn, has replaced 60,000 people with robots at a single factory in Kunshan, China, a report said on Wednesday.

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08:36
Apple working on charging infrastructure for...

Apple is talking with firms which provide vehicle charging stations and hiring engineers with experience in the field as it works on a means of charging its rumored electric car, a report claimed on Wednesday.

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08:10
Apple releases AirPort Base Station Firmware Update...

It’s been a while since Apple released one of these.

On Wednesday, Apple released its AirPort Base Station Firmware Update 7.7.3 for its 802.11ac AirPort Extreme Base Station and Time Capsule units.

The update resolves the following security issues with the devices:

Available for: AirPort Extreme and AirPort Time Capsule base stations with 802.11ac

Impact: An attacker in a privileged network position may obtain memory contents

Description: An out-of-bounds read issue existed in the OpenSSL library when handling TLS heartbeat extension packets. An attacker in a privileged network position could obtain information from process memory. This issue was addressed through additional bounds checking. Only AirPort Extreme...

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08:00
News: Apple hires hint at improvements in encryption...

Apple has rehired a top encryption expert to bring stronger security to a range of its products, Reuters reports. Jon Callas, who worked at Apple in the 1990s and again from 2009 to 2011 to design the Mac’s encryption system, has rejoined the company to address security concerns in the wake of Apple’s public spat with the FBI. Both Apple and Callas declined to discuss his role at the company, but he is the brains behind several well-respected…

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07:54
Rumor: Apple working on Echo competitor, may release...

When in doubt, you can compete with Amazon by building your own device.

And you can make Siri that much better by throwing the developer community at it.

An anonymous source has stated that Apple is looking to build a device to compete with Amazon’s Echo as well as open up Siri to outside developers. Apple is said to be preparing to release a Siri software development kit that would allow developers to make their apps and their app content accessible through Siri voice commands. Apple plans to require developers to use the tool responsibly.

As of now, Siri has yet to be opened to third-party developers and only works with a handful of developers such as OpenTable and Yelp. Apple has been hesitant to develop a Siri API and improve Siri’s...

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07:49
Want to join the beta for the Throttle for iPhone...

It would sure be nice to take control of what's coming into your inbox, taking all of those mass mailings, notifications, interesting newsletters (like the Team AWT Newsletter), and other emails, keeping them from distracting us from the real work we need to accomplish. That's the idea behind Throttle, which is a tool that lets you sign up for just about anything online without giving away your real email address. 

Throttle has just launched its Throttle iPhone app in beta, and they'd like for 20 Apple World Today readers to get the opportunity to try out the app. Just send me an email, and the first 20 respondents will get an invite code. You'll need the free Apple TestFlight app on your device to be included (that's how the beta software is delivered). When I send...

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07:26
News: Hyundai adds CarPlay support to more vehicles

Hyundai has released a software update that brings CarPlay to eight additional vehicles. The company didn’t publicly announce the news, but dealers were informed on May 19 that the 2016 Elantra GT, 2015 and 2016 non-hybrid Sonata, 2017 Santa Fe Sport, 2017 Santa Fe, 2015 and 2016 Genesis Sedan and 2016 Tucson would all be eligible for the upgrade as of yesterday....

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07:19
Microsoft Cuts more Smartphone Jobs, Hopes for...

Microsoft's big push into the smartphone market seems to have failed. The company recently sold off its consumer phone business, and now is scaling back again to focus on the enterprise smartphone market while laying off 1,850 employees.


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07:05
iPhone maker Foxconn has replaced more than half its...

The South China Morning Post reports that iPhone maker Foxconn has replaced more than half of its workforce with robots since the launch of the iPhone 6. The figures were provided by the local government in Kunshan, where the company is based.

“The Foxconn factory has reduced its employee strength from 110,000 to 50,000, thanks to the introduction of robots. It has tasted success in reduction of labour costs,” said the department’s head Xu Yulian … 

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07:00
OnePlus Offers Free Headsets to Lure Crowd to VR...


The 30,000 virtual reality headsets OnePlus announced it would give away as part the unveiling of its OnePlus 3 smartphone were snapped up Monday, the day they became available. OnePlus has set up a VR space called "The Loop" in which it will unveil the OnePlus 3. The Loop can be accessed only by users of the OnePlus Loop VR headsets, made by AntVR. "We believe we, and the tech industry as a whole, have only scratched the surface of what can be done in VR," OnePlus cofounder Carl Pei said.

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News: Plaintiffs file new motion to keep ‘Error 53’...

Plaintiffs who filed a lawsuit against Apple after replacement Touch ID sensors resulted in their iPhones becoming non-operational are now fighting the company’s efforts to dismiss the case, Apple Insider reports. The issue cropped up in February, when iPhone owners who had used third-party service centers to replace Touch ID sensors started getting “Error 53” messages that left their devices locked and unusable. Each Touch ID sensor…

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