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Wednesday June 22

11:10
'Resident Evil 7' is going back to its...

Capcom's Resident Evil 7 brings some substantial revisions to the series. The seventh major installment takes the franchise into virtual reality, but that's just the start of the changes you'll see when it launches on PS4 early next year. The studio...

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11:05
Long-Term Goals, Short-Term Annoyances

Neven Mrgan sums it up in a tweet:

Removing the iPhone headphone jack is a fine long-term goal.
Complaining about the short-term annoyances is also fine. These
are compatible.

Removing the analog headphone jack is inevitable, and the transition is inevitably irritating. This is what makes Apple different. They will initiate a painful transition for a long-term gain. Other companies will avoid inducing pain at all costs — and you wind up using VGA until the mid-2010s.

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10:58
Dropbox is changing its free tier with a major update

Dropbox made some major changes to its free tier on Wednesday, including support for read-only folders, as the company released a crush of new features aimed at enhancing its users’ productivity. 

The biggest change users will notice: In order to automatically upload photos from their smartphones, they must install the Dropbox app on at least one Mac or PC. People who don’t mind manually uploading their photos to Dropbox won’t need to change anything.

Dropbox won’t say how many people it expects the auto-upload change to impact. The change is aimed at helping people improve the way that they manage photos, but the company wouldn’t give additional information. It seems like the change is an attempt to get a group of users who are using Dropbox only for smartphone photo backup to either dive deeper into the storage service or ditch...

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10:53
TMO Daily Observations 2016-06-22: Taking a Closer...

John Martellaro has been busy learning all about APFS, and he has plenty to share. John, along with Kelly Guimont, join Jeff Gamet to take a closer look at Apple's new file system for the Mac, iOS, Apple Watch, and tvOS.


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10:50
SoundCloud serves up new music based on your...

Nearly every music streaming service has a feature that gives you new music to listen to based on audio habit. Spotify has Discover Weekly, Pandora compiles a custom station and Apple Music is making recommendations a big part of its redesign for iOS...

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10:35
PS4's 'Detroit' couldn't have...

"When you set your story in a specific city, it's a very sensitive thing to do," said David Cage, the director of the upcoming PlayStation 4 exclusive Detroit: Become Human. "You don't want to do it if you're not respectful of the place, of the peopl...

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10:17
The marvel of microchips

Half a century ago, Westinghouse buried a time capsule at the 1964 New York World's Fair. In it were "Molecular Blocks," a company invention that squeezed "the functions usually performed by an entire assembly of electronic components" into "small so...

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10:06
Dropbox app gets doc scanning & more, but now...

Dropbox is getting some notable updates today for both the mobile apps and desktop that bring a number of new productivity tools and features to the service. It’s also changing its mobile camera uploads feature for basic users to require they have the desktop app installed or a paid Pro account.

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10:00
The Week in Mac Apps: Dress for the weather with...

New Mac apps for the week

This week’s roundup of new Mac apps brings us Swackett, a weather app that tells you what to wear and what to pack for the day based on the forecast. Plus, a couple of casual games for your spare time, an app to secure your iMovie library, notetaking tools to get you organized, and much more. Read on!

Backups for iMovie 1.0.1

MEA Mobile’s $10 Backups for iMovie (Mac App Store Link) keeps those precious moments you capture on video safe and sound. The app creates snapshots of the iMovie content stored on your Mac, making sure that all your videos and ongoing projects can be recovered at any time. Backups for iMovie also automatically tracks available storage and deletes old snapshots to prevent them from accidentally filling up your hard drive.

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10:00
Google will teach you to write Android apps

Learning to make your own Android apps isn't easy, especially if it's your first time programming anything. Do you find a tutorial and hope for the best? Sign up for classes at the local college? Google might have a better way. It's introducing an An...

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09:59
macOS Sierra Preview Roundup: Mac catching up with...

Apple announced macOS Sierra as the successor to OS X El Capitan last week at WWDC 2016, introducing new features like Siri for Mac, Apple Pay for Safari, Auto Unlock, Universal Clipboard, and new iCloud features that will ship to customers later this fall. After nine days with the first developer beta preview, more than a dozen publications have published an initial round of previews of macOS Sierra including some new details about Apple’s upcoming Mac software update.

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09:50
External Link: Looking Inside Apple’s Advanced...

Advanced Computer Vision, a technology coming to the Photos app in macOS Sierra and iOS 10, scans your photos for searchable keywords and to assemble themed collections, called Memories. Kay Yin has analyzed what currently exists of Advanced Computer Vision, compiling a list of 7 facial expressions, 33 Memories categories, and 4432 different scenes and objects that Photos can recognize. Despite not being trained to recognize specific landmarks, like St. Martin’s Maho Beach, it can still identify them, first determining that Maho is a beach and then paring down the results from that.

 

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09:40
Amazon launches thinner, lighter $80 Kindle e-reader...

Amazon on Wednesday announced its latest entry-level black-and-white Kindle reader priced at $79.99, featuring a more rounded design than previous models, for easy holding in one hand or at any angle.

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09:40
'Headphone Jacks Are the New Floppy Drives'

According to the Wall Street Journal, Apple's upcoming iPhone won't have a 3.5mm headphone jack. The news has already upset many people. The Verge's Nilay Patel wrote on Tuesday that the decision of getting rid of the legacy headphone port is "user hostile and stupid." Apple commentator John Gruber makes a case for why Apple's supposed move is not a bad idea at all. He writes:Patel misses the bigger problem. It's not enforcement of DRM on audio playback. It's enforcement of the MFi Program for certifying hardware that uses the Lightning port. Right now any headphone maker in the world can make any headphones they want for the standard jack. Not so with the Lightning port.He adds that the existing analog headphone jack "is more costly in terms of depth than thickness," and by getting rid of it, Apple could use the extra real estate to stuff in more battery juice. Addressing Patel's point that the move of ditching a deeply established standard will "disproportionately impact...

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09:40
Charge your phone with KFC's new take-out box

Suppose you've just fired up Yelp to hunt down the nearest KFC, texted your friends to get their order and then posted a sweet victory Snapchat of your crispy haul. That probably just took a chunk from your smartphone battery -- but don't worry dudes...

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09:30
9to5Toys Lunch Break: PowerBeats2 Headphones $120,...

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09:19
BET gets its own mobile streaming service

Viacom is making good on its promise to parcel out its channels as individual services for cord cutters. It's launching a BET Play app that lets you watch the network's black culture programming for $4 per month on your Android and iOS devices. You'l...

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09:04
Apple's HomeKit smarthome platform picks up new...

Even though it was first announced in 2014, Apple's HomeKit is only now starting to establish a solid foothold in the home automation market. The platform should make some real strides towards the end of 2016, not the least because of new kinds of supported accessories and control options.

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09:00
Dropbox enhances its productivity tools across the...

Dropbox just dumped a ton of new productivity features on users of its file storage and collaboration service that are all aimed at making it easier for people to get work done within its applications. 

Updates to the Dropbox app for iOS allow users to scan documents directly into the cloud storage service, and get started with creating Microsoft Office files from that app as well. The company also increased the ease and security of sharing files through Dropbox, and made it easier to preview and comment on files shared through the service.

These launches mean that Dropbox will be more valuable to people as a productivity service, and not just a folder to hold files. It’s especially important as the company tries to capture the interest of business users, who have a wide variety of competing storage services they could subscribe to instead. 

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09:00
Dropbox's iOS app will scan the scraps of paper...

Dropbox makes no bones about the shift the company has undergone in the past few years. Rather than focusing on end-user products (like the now-defunct Carousel photo app and Mailbox email app), Dropbox now wants to be the glue that allows people to...

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08:59
Happy Hour Podcast 072 | iOS 10 dark mode, Apple’s...

This week Benjamin and Zac recap iOS 10, macOS Sierra, and watchOS 3, plus break down dark mode rumors, how Apple’s new Home app works, the latest iPhone 7 news, and much more. 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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08:41
Microsoft puts your company intranet on your iPhone

Look, we know: accessing your company's intranet is about as exciting as watching paint dry. However, wouldn't you rather have the option of using it from your phone, instead of having to sit at a computer? Microsoft thinks so. It just launched Sh...

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08:38
BusyCal gets a Big Upgrade and an iOS App, too

BusyCal is the go-to workhorse calendar app for the Mac, and now version 3 is out with new features like calculating travel time, an improved menubar view, and tasks tied to specific times. What's even cooler is that BusyCal is finally available as an iPhone and iPad app, so you can use the same familiar views on all of your devices and get event and task alerts on your Apple Watch. We've been testing the Mac and iOS versions for a few weeks and are pretty impressed. BusyCal 3 requires OS X El Capitan and costs US$49.99, or $29.99 for upgrades. The iPhone and iPad version costs $4.99 and requires iOS 9.3 or later.


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08:20
Drug trafficker gets 20 years thanks to emails he...

A UK man has been convicted of 20 years for drug trafficking conspiracy thanks to Yahoo emails in draft he thought were deleted, according to Motherboard. While already in jail, Russell Knaggs devised a scheme to have an accomplice write a draft emai...

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08:10
Facebook CEO appears with tape-covered camera,...

It’s not the most complicated fix in the world, but apparently Mark Zuckerberg stands by it.

The Facebook CEO, who has apparently had more than $16 million on security spent on him for protection from “specific threats” and has hired 16 bodyguards to protect him at home, shared an image on Facebook celebrating Instagram’s 500 million monthly user milestone in which the camera and microphone of a MacBook Pro in the background are covered with taps. While some tried to argue that it wasn’t Zuckerberg’s desk, it’s been seen in a variety of other images of Zuckerberg and in various live streams, so it seems like a safe assumption.

It’s a pretty simple security measure that definitely doesn’t rack up to millions in dollars being spent on bodyguards.

On...

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08:02
∞ First look: macOS Sierra

I’ve been using macOS Sierra on a 13-inch MacBook Pro for about a week now, and I’ve been very impressed with the improvements Apple has made to the OS. Instead of giving you a walk through of all of the features in Sierra, I want to focus on Apple’s strategy and attention to detail in the new OS. [...]

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08:02
News: Judge throws out ‘Error 53’ lawsuit against...

A judge has thrown out the class-action lawsuit against Apple over ‘Error 53’ messages that temporarily left some users’ iPhone locked, Fortune reports. After users who had third-party repairs to their iPhone’s Touch ID sensor began seeing their phones rendered useless upon updating to iOS 9 in February, Apple quickly released a patch to fix the issue and offered to reimburse customers who has been forced to pay for out-of-warranty…

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08:01
The macOS Sierra developer preview: Different name,...

Enlarge / macOS Sierra is a big branding change for a typical iterative OS release. (credit: Andrew Cunningham)

When Apple runs through its operating system announcements at WWDC, the OS X part of the show is pretty much the only instance when the company spends any time talking about a product name.

The Mac has long since ceased to be Apple's most important product, but the company has kept up the tradition of slapping a secondary name on each OS release, something separate from the version number and the "OS X" or "Mac OS X" branding. Often, those names are used to set expectations about the release. Snow Leopard is a refinement of Leopard. Mountain Lion is a refinement of Lion. El Capitan is a refinement of Yosemite.

It's tempting to read the "macOS" rebranding as some grand statement...

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08:01
MacOS Sierra first look: Siri, show me the new stuff

As of last week, OS X has a new name. It's macOS now -- macOS Sierra, specifically. The newest version of Apple's desktop operating system arrives next month in the form of a public beta, with the final build coming out sometime in the fall. All sign...

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07:48
Brexit: Where UK tech companies stand on the EU...

The political mud-slinging that has defined Britain's EU referendum has almost come to a close. At 7am tomorrow morning, polling stations will open and UK citizens will be allowed to vote on whether to leave or stay in the European Union. Arguments h...

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07:47
Rumor: 2016 iPhone to see subtle changes, 2017 model...

This year’s iPhone probably won’t feature a radical redesign save for the removal of the headphone jack.

Still, the dramatic changes may come next year.

A new report states that the 2017 2017 iPhone will be dramatically different, featuring an OLED display like the Apple Watch and embedding the Touch ID sensor in the display while losing the Home button…

For years, Apple Chief Design Officer Jony Ive has expressed a desire for the iPhone to appear like a single sheet of glass, according to sources close to the story. The current design ideas for the 2017 iPhones are expected to push the handsets in that direction by eliminating much of the bezel around the display, with the OLED screen.

Other rumors for this year’s iPhone consist of...

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07:38
Microsoft updates Windows Maps as Here support is...

Microsoft's mobile ecosystem is in rough shape, so it didn't help when Nokia sold its Here mapping software to a German auto consortium. That group promptly pulled Windows support, leaving users with few navigation options. However, the software gian...

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07:33
No, Apple shouldn’t spin off the Mac into its own...

Writing for PC Mag, the controversial John C. Dvorak says that Apple should spin off the Mac into its own company. Sorry, but that’s a bad idea — and it certainly won’t happen.

The pundit says that Apple hasn’t made any major updates to its Mac laptop line-up in over a year. And with personal computer sales flagging, the “computer division of Apple will eventually become a genuine albatross around the company's neck,” he says.

“So it's better off as a standalone company focused on computers, pretty much like it was pre-2001 when the iPod showed up,” writes Dvorak. “The new Mac company would be assured success by contracting with Apple for access to the Apple stores for its primary sales channel. It could also contract with Apple for the use of its industrial design team. If Apple maintained the majority of the shares of the new company, it could roll out an IPO and...

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07:33
News: Chinese company in iPhone patent fight is all...

The company that won a major patent ruling against Apple in Beijing last week barely even exists, The Wall Street Journal reports. Last week the Beijing Intellectual Property Office ruled that iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models infringe upon the design of Baili’s 100C phone. Since that ruling, phone calls to the company in question — Shenzhen Baili Marketing Services Co. — ring unanswered. The company’s websites are gone and visits…

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07:24
Amazon's redesigned Kindle is whiter, thinner,...

It’s time for the luxurious $290 Kindle Oasis to shuffle out of the spotlight. Amazon’s tweaked the design of the base Kindle e-reader ($80 on Amazon) for the first time in years to give the book-reading masses slightly better specs.

The highlight isn’t a more vibrant screen or face-melting page speed—it’s the color. The entry-level Kindle is now available in white, as is the $120 Kindle Paperwhite. Black’s still available, but the lighter hue looks seriously slick.

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07:23
iOS 10 kernel breaks with tradition, is unencrypted

MIT Technology Review:

Some security experts who inspected that new version of iOS got a big surprise.

They found that Apple had not obscured the workings of the heart of its operating system using encryption as the company has done before. Crucial pieces of the code destined to power millions of iPhones and iPads were laid bare for all to see.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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07:19
Formula E will pit drivers against gamers in virtual...

The joys of motorsport are in watching the perfect fusion of mechanical engineering and human ingenuity, right? Apparently not, as Formula E's leaders have decided that the competition will now expand to include virtual races. In an interview with Re...

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07:16
VR startup Magic Leap brings C-3PO and R2-D2 into...

I love every bit of Magic Leap I’ve seen so far. Still no products, but they’ve done some impressive demos.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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07:14
LeBron James invoked Steve Jobs to lift team out of...

Good story, especially the part where Kevin Love independently does his own Steve Jobs channeling.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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07:10
News: Apple adds nine more apps to universal search...

Apple has beefed up its universal search feature in Apple TV, adding support for HGTV, A&E, Food Network, History, Lifetime, Cooking Channel, DIY, FYI and Travel Channel. That brings the total number of searchable apps to 31, all of which are listed on Apple’s website. Using Siri or Search in Apple TV will now provide results from all of those apps and iTunes when users go looking for a movie or TV show. Earlier this month Bravo, E!, Syfy…

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07:00
Kernel of iOS 10 Preview Is Not Encrypted -- Nobody...

Security experts are claiming that iOS 10 preview, which Apple made available to enthusiasts last week, is not secure. iOS 10 is the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system. It will be available to standard customers later this year (likely around September). According to security experts, iOS 10's kernel is not encrypted. MIT News reports: Why Apple has suddenly opened up its code is unclear. One hypothesis in the security community is that, as author Jonathan Levin puts it, someone inside the company "screwed up royally." But he and security researcher Mathew Solnik both say there are reasons to think it may have been intentional. Encouraging more people to pore over the code could result in more bugs being disclosed to Apple so that it can fix them.


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07:00
FIFA vs PES: The battle to make the best soccer game...

FIFA or Pro Evolution Soccer? It's a debate that's been around almost as long as I've been playing soccer (or football, to me and the rest of the world) games. Since their introductions in 1993 and 1996, respectively, EA and Konami's series have been...

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06:54
Inside iOS 10: Control Center expands to three panes...

Apple's quick-access Control Center has seen a number of significant improvements in iOS 10, most notably the ability to swipe over for new menus dedicated specifically to music controls and smart home accessories.

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06:50
Waves wants to bring 3D audio to any headphones...

Waves is a heavyweight in the digital audio world with its audio plugins for recording, mixing and live sound being a staple among many pros. The company’s latest venture, however, is more of a consumer experience aimed at listening rather than creating music with a new desktop and mobile app that wants to bring 3D audio to any headphones using head tracking.

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06:49
Unicode 9.0's 72 new emoji threaten to kill the...

The emojification of your online emotional life is complete. The Unicode Consortium announced Unicode Standard Version 9.0 on Tuesday, complete with 72 new emoji characters—the most important of which include rolling on the floor laughing, face palm, fingers crossed, drooling face, lying face, nauseated, and shrug.

Yes, Unicode managed to kill ROFL from text messages and Twitter replies overnight, as well as put the beloved Picard face palm reaction on the endangered list.

Other notable additions to Unicode 9.0 include emojis for selfie, fox, gorilla, scooter (both kick and motorized), as well as bacon—what took you so long, UC? Anyone interested in checking out the complete list of the 72 new emoji can find it on the Unicode site.

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06:39
72 new emoji are on the way, likely headed to iPhone...

72 new emoji will be making their way to iPhone and iPad soon, likely with iOS 10. The Unicode standards body this week ‘released’ the latest round of new emoji characters, including sneezing face, drooling face, ‘selfie’, boxing glove and ‘face palm’. You can see what these will look like in the image above, which is a mockup by Emojipedia of the new emojis in Apple’s graphic style.

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06:39
Judge Dismisses Error 53 iPhone Bricking Lawsuit

A class action lawsuit against Apple over bricked iPhones and Error 53 has been dismissed because the Judge overseeing the case saying the plaintiffs failed to prove they had been harmed. This isn't, however, the end of the line because they can amend their claims, plus there are at least two similar cases in the court system, too.


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06:38
CRISPR gene-editing approved for first human trials

A federal ethics and biosafety panel has approved the first ever human trials of the CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technique. Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania aim to modify the immune system "T cells" in patients, helping them better fight...

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06:32
Ex-Apple engineers built an ingenious wireless...

Terrific idea. The company is called Pearl, and the product is a backup camera built into a license plate frame, designed to replace the license plate frame on the rear of your car.

Click through to the main post for details. Great idea.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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06:17
The Chinese company that won a patent ruling against...

Shenzhen Baili, the Chinese company that won a Beijing patent office ruling that the iPhone 6 copied its own Baili 100C smartphone (pictured), apparently is no longer operating.

 

“[Parent company] Digione had collapsed, brought down by buggy products, mismanagement and fierce competition, according to former employees and investors,” according to the Wall Street Journal. “Digione has been absent from China’s mobile-phone market for at least a year and Baidu has accused it of squandering its investment.”

The WSJ says calls to the company went unanswered. What’s more, visits to three registered addresses for Shenzhen Baili Marketing Services found no offices — and...

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06:15
∞ A handful of useful links tweeted by @AppleSupport

Apple’s official support Twitter account, @AppleSupport, is definitely worth following, a terrific way to get help with a nagging problem on one of your devices.

Besides direct support, the account also tweets out tips and the occasional useful link. Click through to the main post for a few examples.

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06:05
Apple TV’s universal search now supports more...

Apple’s universal search feature for the four generation Apple TV now supports A&E, History, Lifetime, Cooking Channel, DIY, Food Network, Travel Channel FYI, and HGTV. Unfortunately, the universal search list is pretty much limited to those in the U.S. 

The universal search feature uses Siri, the voice-activated “digital assistant,” and enables searches across multiple streaming video services as well as the iTunes Store. Instead of searching the catalogs of multiple video services one at a time for a particular movie or show, you can search all simultaneously, then choose the service on which you’d like to watch it. You can also search for actors, directors, and more.

Gazelle Certified MacBooks - Perfect for back to school, get 'em now!

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06:00
News: Daily Deal: G-BOOM Wireless Bluetooth Boombox

In our iLounge Deal for today, you can get our 2013 Speaker of the Year, the G-BOOM Wireless Bluetooth Boombox for only $79.99 — that’s 20% off the regular price. This powerful Bluetooth speaker can pump out quality, loud sound for up to six hours on a single charge, and it’s built with a rugged casing, a protective rubber base, and an integrated handle, allowing you to take it out on all of your excursions. Two full-range drivers and…

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06:00
LeBron James Used A Steve Jobs Speech To Motivate...

An anonymous reader quotes a report from BGR: Well, LeBron James finally accomplished what he set out to do when he announced his triumphant return to the Cleveland Cavaliers 2014: he brought an NBA championship to Cleveland. Going into the NBA Finals, the Cavaliers were clear underdogs. And once the Cavs went down three games to one, the odds in Vegas that LeBron and co. could take back the series were as high as +900. Looking back at the Cavaliers' historic championship run and odds-defying victory, ESPN has a fascinating piece up detailing how LeBron sought to find every and anything that could help motivate his teammates and help them believe that an unprecedented comeback was indeed within the realm of possibility. And interestingly enough, one of the sources of inspiration James turned to was Steve Jobs. Specifically, James played portions of Steve Jobs' iconic 2005 Stanford University commencement speech to rally the troops ahead of game 3. "You can't connect the dots...

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05:57
Apple Pay now supported by 44 more institutions

Apple has added 44 new institutions to the banks and credit unions supporting Apple Pay in the U.S. You can view the full list on Apple’s website here.

The mobile payment system is now available in the U.S., Canada, the UK, Australia, China, and Singapore. Apple has hinted that Spain and Hong Kong are also in line to get Apple Pay at some point this year (Spain currently supports it for Amex only). CEO Tim Cook also recently spoke about plans to bring the mobile payment system to India, while France, Japan and Brazil are also expected to add Apple Pay support in the near future.

Mobile and wearable contactless payments could hit $95...

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05:49
The Chinese company alleging patent infringement by...

Shenzhen Baili, the Chinese company that last week managed to win a Beijing patent office ruling that the iPhone 6 copied its own Baili 100C smartphone, is effectively defunct, reports the WSJ.

[Parent company] Digione had collapsed, brought down by buggy products, mismanagement and fierce competition, according to former employees and investors. Digione has been absent from China’s mobile-phone market for at least a year and Baidu has accused it of squandering its investment.

When the WSJ attempted to track down the company behind the alleged patent, it found no signs that it was still operating …

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05:00
Effect Stack makes it easy to edit images non-...

By Aaron Lee

Sinisa Drpa's Effect Stack is an $9.99 flexible, non-destructive image editor for macOS (10.9 or later) that allows you to easily chain multiple image filters together. And it supports all image formats supported by the operating system, including RAW images.

Effect Stack has a built-in media browser which lets you instantly browse and import photos from Photos and the no-longer-with-us Aperture and iPhoto libraries. The tool — available at the Mac App Store —  offers a choice of a variety of filters that can be stacked together and saved as pre-sets that can be re-used. The filters' effects ripple downward through the stack, changing the current stack of the selected image or images — all without harming the original data.

A filter can be previewed and adjusted before adding it to the chain. All actions are reversible, user can temporarily...

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05:00
Daily Deals: Our Swift Programming Online Course...

Everybody is jumping on the Swift programming language, not just for writing Apple apps, but for most other computing platforms as well. Apple has promised the delivery of an iPad "Swift Playgrounds" app this fall, but if you don't want to wait you can get a jump with these deals on two Swift programming online courses. We have the We❤︎Swift "Swift Programming from Scratch: Interactive Learning Platform" course for just $10 (usually $40 from the instructor) and "Learn Swift Programming...

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04:42
Apple's new Swift Playgrounds for iPad is a...

At WWDC, Apple introduced Swift Playgrounds as a "revolutionary new app for iPad that makes learning Swift interactive and fun." A closer examination shows the new app is a powerful authoring tool any developer can use to teach critically important software coding skills.

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04:30
The Stylus Sling for the iPad Pro is a one-trick...

The $24.99 Stylus Sling is a one-trick pony, but it’s a nifty trick. It’s a “sling” that holds the Apple Pencil on a 12.9-inch or 9.7-inch iPad Pro.

The stylus … er, pencil — is one of the neatest accessories for the pro tablet, but there’s been no convenient way to carry it with you if you have a Smart Keyboard or Smart Cover attached to your Apple tablet. The Stylus Sling alleviates this problem. It stretches and attaches to your iPad Pro’s case without adding too much impact to a case’s overall profile. Then you slide in the Apple Pencil, and you’re good to go.

The pocket is sized so you grab the stylus (not just the cap) when removing the pencil. The size is just right, preventing the Apple Pencil from sliding too far down into the pocket. The USB adapter pocket holds the small adapter safe and keeps it with your Apple Pencil. And its non-stick elastic repels dust and dirt.

If you don’t use an Apple...

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04:27
iOS 10 kernel is unencrypted – possible mistake, but...

Security experts cited by MIT Technology Review have found that the kernel of the first developer preview of iOS 10 is unencrypted, allowing anyone to examine the code. All previous iOS kernels have been encrypted by Apple.

The heart of an operating system is a component known as the kernel, which controls how programs can use a device’s hardware and enforces security. Apple has previously encrypted the kernel in iOS releases, hiding its exact workings and forcing researchers to find ways around or through it. But the kernel was left unobfuscated in the preview version of iOS 10 released to developers last week for the most recent Apple devices.

As the piece notes, this doesn’t compromise the security of iOS 10, and there are both pros...

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04:00
Hey, Apple, open up a store in my end of town

This is a totally selfish column, so feel free to move on if you wish. But I want Apple to open a retail store in my end of Nashville, TN (that would be the north side).

Apple has a retail store in the west side of Music City in the Green Hills Mall. It’s one of four in the state; the others are in Franklin, Knoxville, and Memphis.

The Streets of Indian Lake in Hendersonville, TN.

It takes me almost 30 minutes to get to the Green Hills store — and that’s if I go at a time that avoids traffic. There's a demographic in the north side of Nashville and the adjoining Sumner County who wants a retail store that’s more convenient.

May I suggest the Streets of Indian Lake in Hendersonville, Tennessee, which adjoins Nashville? It's in a growing, affluent part of this region, and one that's not being served by an Apple retail store presently.

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03:51
NASA app for Apple TV adds live streaming from ISS,...

Space fans with 4th-gen Apple TVs are in for a treat, as NASA has released its popular app on the platform. It was already available for iOS, Android and Fire OS, but this is the first time you’ve been able to access it directly on your Apple TV.

You get live streaming NASA TV, including a real-time view of the Earth from the International Space Station, as well as on-demand access to over 10,000 NASA videos and more than 15,000 photos, either individually or as a slideshow.

If you want to get more closely involved, the app has that covered too …

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Tuesday June 21

21:41
Headphone jacks are the new floppy drives

Gruber does a great job of tearing apart Nilay Patel’s silly, whiny piece but the key argument for me is his “If it weren’t for Apple we’d probably still be using computers with VGA and serial ports. The essence of Apple is that they make design decisions “no one asked for”.” This is what Apple does. It’s what they’ve done since Steve Jobs came back to the company. They move forward. They don’t wait for the market to make the decision for them. They make the decision for the market. And, in the vast majority of the cases, the market agrees with Apple – eventually.

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18:33
Mark Zuckerberg’s MacBook security advice? Put tape...

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is no stranger to elaborate security. It was reported earlier this year that Facebook has spent more than $16 million on security to protect the executive from “specific threats” from users and other sources. Meanwhile, Zuckerberg has also apparently hired 16 bodyguards to protect him at home. Now, Zuckerberg has inadvertently revealed another security measure he takes – and it’s surprisingly simple.

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18:12
Apple Pay gains support from 44 new US banks and...

As part of continued efforts to build out Apple Pay payments platform, Apple on Tuesday announced support for 44 new bank and credit unions serving U.S. customers.

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18:05
Reason 9 Shipping, Adds Pitch Editor and New MIDI...

Propellerhead shipped Reason 9 on Tuesday. The newest version of the digital audio workstation and sequencer adds two main features: Players automate and process MIDI input, and Pitch Edit, a pitch editor designed for vocals (think Melodyne or Auto-Tune). There are other new features, too, including Bounce In Place, new visual themes, and reverse MIDI clips. On the content side, Reason 9 adds more than 1,000 new "cutting-edge" sounds, and Pulsar dual channel LFO, a rack extension that was previously available only as a stand-alone $49 purchase. I love Reason, especially for sequencing. It's powerful software, and Propellerhead makes it ever-more capable with each new release. Reason 9 is priced at €405/US$449, while upgrades from any previous version are €129/$129. Propellerhead also has a stripped down version called Reason Essentials 9 priced at €120/$129. The software shipped today and is available now. 

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17:36
Headphone Jacks Are the New Floppy Drives

Nilay Patel, “Taking the Headphone Jack Off Phones Is User-Hostile and Stupid”:

But just face facts: ditching the headphone jack on phones makes
them worse, in extremely obvious ways. Let’s count them!

And let’s compare them to arguments against removing floppy drives from the iMac in 1998.

1. Digital audio means DRM audio

Restricting audio output to a purely digital connection means that
music publishers and streaming companies can start to insist on
digital copyright enforcement mechanisms. We moved our video
systems to HDMI and got HDCP, remember? Copyright enforcement
technology never stops piracy and always hurts the people who most
rely on legal fair use, but you can bet the music industry is
going to start cracking down on “unauthorized” playback and
recording devices anyway.

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17:04
Apple Pay adds over 40 new banks and credit unions...

Just two weeks after coming to over 30 new banks and credit unions, Apple Pay today has added an additional 44 new institutions in the United States. The new banks come a few days after Bank of America announced that it was rolling out support for ATM withdrawals using Apple Pay and come as Apple announced several new countries for the mobile payment service at WWDC.

Below are the new banks and credit unions that now work with Apple Pay:

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16:35
Google Makes It Easier to Do the 2-Step


Google on Monday began rolling out a new two-step authentication feature, Google Prompt, targeting enterprise employees. The new option consists of a pop-up that displays a mobile user's name and profile image, and that specifies the location and device involved in the attempted sign-in. The device owner is asked whether to allow or deny the sign-in. Enterprise end users still have other choices for two-step authentication. They can use a Google Security Key or enter a verification code sent to their phone.

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16:25
Taking the Headphone Jack Off Phones Is User-Hostile...

A WSJ report on Tuesday claimed that the next iPhone won't have the 3.5mm headphone port. A handful of smartphones such as LeEco's Le 2, Le 2 Pro, and Le Max 2 that have launched this year already don't have a headphone jack. The Verge's Nilay Patel has an opinion piece in which he argues that smartphone companies shouldn't ditch headphone ports as it helps no consumer. He lists six reasons: 1. Digital audio means DRM audio :Restricting audio output to a purely digital connection means that music publishers and streaming companies can start to insist on digital copyright enforcement mechanisms. We moved our video systems to HDMI and got HDCP, remember? Copyright enforcement technology never stops piracy and always hurts the people who most rely on legal fair use, but you can bet the music industry is going to start cracking down on "unauthorized" playback and recording devices anyway.2. Wireless headphones and speakers are fine, not great. 3. Dongles are stupid, especially when...

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16:14
Happy 20th Birthday to The Icon Factory!

I wanted to take a moment to wish The Icon Factory a happy 20th birthday! It's an amazing accomplishment for any company to stay in business that long, but to transform yourself from an icon-designer to a major design firm, user interface consultant, and app maker is astounding. Icon Factory posted a company timeline/history that is a great walk down memory lane, especially for Mac users. I have a soft spot in my heart for this company because it was such a shining star in the Mac world when that company was at its nadir in 1996. Icon Factory made awesome icons that helped make my Mac more fun—it might sound like a small thing, but I remember it to this day. So thanks, Icon Factory, and happy birthday! May the next 20 years be even more interesting than the first. - Bryan

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16:01
Apple leaves iOS 10 beta kernel unencrypted in...

In a bold move -- or an egregious error -- Apple has left the kernel of its recently released iOS 10 beta exposed, laying bare potentially exploitable security flaws ahead of a wide public release this fall.

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15:45
Apple Starts To Shell Out $400 Million To Customers...

An anonymous reader writes: Starting today, millions of e-book purchasers will get either credits or checks for twice their losses, said legal firm Hagens Berman, which helped litigate the class action lawsuit. CNET reports: "Apple is on the hook for $400 million in damages plus an additional $30 million to pay the legal fees for Hagens Berman and $20 million to the state attorney generals who became involved in the case. On an individual basis, each plaintiff in the suit will receive $1.57 in credit for most e-books they bought and a $6.93 credit for every e-book purchased that was on the New York Times bestseller list. Consumers who purchased e-books from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo and Apple between April 1, 2010 and May 21, 2012 are eligible to receive credits deposited directly in their accounts or checks sent through the mail. In August 2011, a lawsuit filed by two individuals accused Apple of conspiring to fix e-book prices with five publishers: Hachette Book Group,...

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15:30
Would a $60B purchase of Amex (AXP) make sense for...

Apple first introduced its mobile payments solution in 2014 and has been gradually expanding it both domestically and internationally since then, most recently announcing a handful of new features and countries at WWDC this month. What’s interesting to note, however, is that Apple is bringing in just $0.15 per every $100 spent using Apple Pay. Brian Nichols of InvestorPlace points out that rate is much lower than the 2 percent to 4 percent rates collected by companies like MasterCard and Visa. The solution suggested by Nichols? Make Apple Pay an actual transactor of payments…

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15:01
California judge dismisses ‘Error 53’ lawsuit...

U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria has dismissed the California class action lawsuit against Apple regarding the “Error 53” brouhaha, reports FORTUNE. He said claims the iPhone users’ “lost data” was not separate from claims over a defective iPhone—and Apple had already addressed that by fixing the software and offering to cover any repair claims.

Chhabria also nixed the false advertising claims, saying the iPhone owners had not shown any evidence that Apple had known about the Error 53 defect while marketing the device. “[T]he mere fact that a company has designed a product doesn’t mean it automatically knows about all of that product’s potential design flaws,” he wrote.

However, a similar lawsuit is underway in Seattle. The lawsuits involve Apple's hardware repair practices, specifically targeting the "Error 53" code issue that renders an iPhone unusable following an unauthorized Touch ID...

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14:51
Gadget Ogling: Pliable Phones, Clever Kicks, and...


Lenovo has peeled back the curtain on a smartphone that you can wrap around your wrist, sporting a full-color screen. The "CPlus," as Lenovo calls the prototype, runs Android and has a 4.26-inch display. It will be available in 12 colors if and when it goes on sale. It's clear bendable smartphones will be a viable consumer product in the near future, though I'm still struggling to imagine ever wanting to wear a phone on my wrist. I don't wear a watch, so something with a far bigger screen would require a great deal of adjustment.

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14:46
iOS 10: A look at 30 additional new features [Video]

Last week we covered 75 new iOS 10 features, and this week we are showcasing an additional 30 new features to be found on the iOS 10 beta. more…

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14:35
Apple adds new channels to Apple TV universal/Siri...

Apple’s universal search feature for the Apple TV today gains new supported channels allowing users to search for content within the apps directly from the Apple TV’s main search function and Siri.

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14:32
YoCam Versatile Waterproof Camera: $179

Check out the YoCam, a small camera that is waterproof up to 20 feet (IP68). It takes photos or video, and has video stabilization, too. It weighs just 1.9 ounces, and it has a companion app for iPhone and Android devices for processing images. You can get YoCam through our deal for $179.


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14:20
Judge tosses lawsuit over 'Error 53'...

A U.S. District Court judge in California has tossed one of two lawsuits against Apple over "Error 53" glitches, triggered when an iOS device's Touch ID technology is altered by an unofficial technician.

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14:18
Apple TV universal search integrates content from A...

Apple on Tuesday announced expanded support for Apple TV's universal search feature with the addition of nine new channels, including popular networks DIY, Lifetime and the Travel Channel.

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13:59
Notable apps and app updates for June 21, 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

Ingeniousapps has introduced Neon LED Keyboard Glow Keyboards. The app allows users to colorize their keyboard by customizing the background, key style, key color and more. Neon LED Keyboard is free, but does tout in-app purchases.

BizNitz Inc. has launched BizNitz 1.2. The free app is designed to connect homeowners, contractors, and independent handymen. BizNitz provides a contact point for homeowners to get household jobs done and includes the services of both professional contractors and knowledgeable locals...

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13:59
Article: Inside the betas: iOS 10 shakes up the user...

Apple has described its coming iOS 10 update as the “biggest iOS release ever” with CEO Tim Cook going so far as to call it the “mother of all iOS updates” — and after a week of poring over the first iOS 10 beta, it’s clear they’re not wrong. While it’s not as big of a visual design overhaul as iOS 7 was, it looks like iOS 10 is still going to take the mobile operating system in some very interesting new…

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13:47
PlayStation Vue comes to your Roku player

Come next week, you'll be able to watch your PlayStation Vue programming from pretty much anywhere. Sony announced on Tuesday that the streaming platform is available on Roku devices and will roll out to the Android OS next week.

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13:31
Apple Should just Confirm the iPhone 7 Headphone...

The only big design change we can expect to see in the iPhone 7 when it ships this fall will be the lack of a headphone jack. That's what the latest report claims, and it also says it'll be 2017 before a major redesign comes. Considering this report comes from the Wall Street Journal, Apple should just go ahead and officially confirm the headphone jack is gone.


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13:30
Facebook is paying media companies millions to...

Earlier this year, Facebook went all in on Live Video, placing it in a place of prominence in its app as well as promoting it rather heavily on the web. Now it appears that the company is even going so far as paying media companies and celebrities mi...

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13:17
Feds finalize rules for commercial UAVs

The Federal Aviation Administration and Department of Transportation announced on Tuesday that they had completed the first set of operational rules for commercial UAV flights in the US. Any UAV under 55 pounds and flying for "non-hobbyist purposes"...

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13:15
What We’ve Learned About Apple’s New File System,...

It wasn't discussed in the WWDC keynote. But Apple's has been developing a new file system for all its devices called Apple File System. It's been a hot topic of discussion over the last week. Here are some of the notable things we've learned since the first day of WWDC along with some context.


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13:14
Ex-Apple engineers made this $499 rearview backup...

A startup called Pearl Automations is today launching preorders for a new accessory that adds a rearview backup camera to just about any car using an iPhone or other smartphone as a monitor. The company is notably made up of a large group of ex-Apple engineers and the accessory is just the first in a line of products it plans that will add various smartphone connectivity features to vehicles.

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13:00
AWT News Update: June 21, 2016

Today's the first full day of summer after the summer solstice at 3:34 PM Pacific Daylight Time yesterday afternoon, and we have some hot news to go along with the hot weather:

  • OWC announces that they're putting 10TB Enterprise class drives into their RAID solutions
  • Drobo launches the Drobo 5D Turbo Edition, AKA Drobo 5Dt
  • People who bought Kindle books between April 1, 2010 and May 21, 2012 are getting refunds from Amazon today, funded by Apple
  • Twitter and Vine go to a 140-second video length limit
  • That drastically different iPhone 7 you through you were going to get this year? Aint' gonna happen, says the Wall Street Journal.

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13:00
Samsung pours $1.2 billion into the Internet of...

Samsung is willing to put its money where its mouth is when it comes to the Internet of Things. The electronics giant is spending $1.2 billion on IoT development in the US over the next 4 years, sharing it between startups and its own work. This is...

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12:57
New FAA drone rules open up US skies to limited...

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration on Tuesday released new drone regulations that will allow limited commercial, research, and rescue flights, among other purposes.

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12:55
How to get your Amazon credit from Apple's...

You might have a few extra dollars to spend on Amazon this week, all courtesy of Apple.

On Tuesday, Amazon started issuing refunds as part of Apple’s price-fixing settlement. If you purchased a qualifying ebook from Amazon, you will be automatically receiving credits in your account. All you need to do is sign in to your Amazon.com account and click on this link to see how much you got.

“Eligible customers do not need to do anything to receive these credits. If you are eligible, we have already calculated your credit for you and added it to your Amazon account,” according to Amazon’s webpage explaining the settlement.

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12:54
How a Steve Jobs speech inspired the 2016 NBA...

Here’s an interesting excerpt from an ESPN article on how LeBron James inspired his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers to a comeback upset over [Eddy Cue’s] Golden State Warriors in the 2016 NBA Championship. As a native of Cleveland, this is particularly interesting to me: more…

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12:39
Ex-Apple networking engineers working on open source...

A group of ex-Apple networking engineers, led by Jason Forrester, who had worked on a secret internal project to free the company’s reliance on cloud services from outside vendors has left to start a new networking startup called SnapRoute (www.snaproute.com, reports recode. Apple isn’t involved.

However, unnamed “sources familiar with the startup’s origins” say its founders worked on part of a project that Apple had dubbed Project McQueen, according to recode.

SnapRoute is working on a “developer friendly and operations focused protocol stack that runs on all commoditized network hardware with any open Linux operating system. The company’s team has operated networks at web scale, working on Apple products like Siri, Maps, and iMessage, according to the “our story...

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12:37
Mozilla's next logo will be shaped by its users

It's time for Mozilla to get a new look and, true to its open-source roots, the Firefox developer is turning to the community for feedback on what its redesign should entail. The nonprofit has launched an Open Design process to "modernize [its] brand...

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12:27
El Capitan info-list file could hint at upcoming Mac...

This may be wishful thinking, but whenever Apple updates its Mac lines this year (I’m expecting August and September announcements), the Mac Pro might finally be among the revamped systems. A clue in an El Capitan info-list file MAY hint at just that, reports PortableOne.

The reference is labeled “AAPLJ95,1”. The entry is part of a compatibility list for Macs. The 2013 Mac Pro’s codename is AAPLJ90,1, which means that “AAPLJ95,1” could be specific to a Mac Pro that may still be in the works.

Apple’s professional desktop hasn’t been updated since late 2013. That’s approximately a century in tech years. The late 2013 Mac Pro uses Intel's Xeon E5 v2 processor family (Ivy Bridge-EP). When it launched, these were Intel's most powerful workstation processors. But they’re starting to look a bit long-in-the-tooth.

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12:13
The hostile takeover of 'Watch Dogs'...

Ubisoft, the studio behind Assassin's Creed, Watch Dogs, South Park, Rabbids and plenty of other off-the-wall franchises, is slowly losing itself. The company is being swallowed up by Vivendi, the entertainment conglomerate responsible for Universal...

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11:59
UE updates Boom 2, Megaboom Bluetooth speakers with...

Logitech-owned Ultimate Ears on Tuesday announced a software update for its Boom 2 and Megaboom Bluetooth speakers, letting users trigger Apple's Siri or Google Now without having to reach for their phone or tablet.

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