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13:30
You can now take every Khan Academy course via the...

Your iPad just became an even more powerful learning tool than it already was, and you can thank Khan Academy for that. The non-profit education hub just brought its entire catalog of over 150,000 courses to Apple's tablet, meaning you can spend the ...

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13:30
Mac Owners Should Hold Off on New Samsung T1 Flash...

On January 20, Samsung announced what appears to be an exceptional new storage product, a one ounce USB 3 external Flash drive, essentially a portable Flash SSD, called the T1. John Martellaro did some testing and explains why Mac owners should defer a decision on this new product until more details are sorted out.


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13:27
Digital Music: Can You Hear Above 16-bit/44.1kHz?

Dave Hamilton walks right into the line of fire today, detailing and explaining the differences between 16-bit and 24-bit audio bit depths, as well those between sample rates of 44.1kHz and 192kHz. Like The Beatles said about love, Dave says about 16-bits: it's all you need.


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13:25
News: NimbleBit announces Apple Watch support for...

Photo: TouchArcade Game developer NimbleBit has announced that its upcoming iOS game Letterpad will feature Apple Watch support, TouchArcade reports. The developer previously announced that it was looking for testers for the upcoming game, which challenges users to come up with words relating to specific topics from a provided grid of nine letters. With the game nearing completion, NimbleBit has announced that the game will also be playable on the…

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13:22
McDSP adds VST support in V6

In addition to VST plug-in format support, v6 includes a complete upgrade to the entire McDSP product line. New user interface features, faster loading times, and algorithm optimizations across all formats are just some of the improvements in the v6 release. Pro Tools users will appreciate v6 additions such as enhanced support for the Avid S6 and S3 control surfaces. Artist presets from the likes of Dave Pensado, Kevin Churko, Joe Barresi, and many others are also included.

This looks like a solid release from a great company.

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13:15
Apple buys Semetric

Apple has acquired British startup Semetric, which runs the Musicmetric analytics tool, as part of its plans to relaunch its Beats Music streaming music service later in the year.

It will be fascinating to see what type of plan Apple has for Beats. Will it be integrated into iTunes as a technology, or will Beats get some Apple touch-ups and continue on as it is.

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13:00
Evernote says goodbye to Hello and Peek

Evernote has announced it will be ending support for its contacts management app Hello on February 7. The company suggests migrate their data to Evernote before then. Here's the email Evernote sent out announcing the closer.

As of February 7, 2015,...

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12:58
TAG Heuer CEO calls Apple Watch “an incredible...

“It’s a fantastic product, an incredible achievement,” he said. “I’m not just living in the tradition and culture and the past, I also want to be connected to the future. The Apple Watch connects me to the future. My watch connects me to history, to eternity.”

Oh boy, this is going to be an interesting year.

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12:47
NBC will let you watch Super Bowl XLIX live for free...

iMore:

NBC will stream 11 continuous hours of live content on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 1 to desktops and iPads. The “Super Stream Sunday” event will run from noon EST and to around 10 p.m. and include NBC’s pre-game coverage, Super Bowl XLIX itself, the halftime show, and the post-game show, and the episode of The Blacklist that will air following the game. The stream will take place through the NBC Sports Live Extra app.

That’s a lot of talking about football.

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12:47
iPhone 6 eats into Samsung’s lead in South Korea

Apple captured a record 33 percent market share in South Korea in November, the highest ever for a foreign brand, according to a monthly report released by Hong Kong-based market research company Counterpoint on Wednesday. In contrast, Samsung’s share slipped to 46 percent after hovering around 60 percent for five months.

The quarterly iPhone numbers are going to be incredible.

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12:46
Ask iLounge: Reorganizing files in the iTunes Media...

Q: How do I move a group of referenced songs in my iTunes Media Folder from one directory to another directory in the same media folder? Whenever I move them, iTunes keeps putting them back into the original directory. I’ve found that unchecking the “Keep iTunes Media folder organized” option works temporarily, but once I turn it back on, it moves the songs back. Any ideas? A: The short answer is that you can’t really do this…

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12:41
Microsoft Just Handed Us Our Holographic Future


Microsoft on Wednesday announced Windows Holographic, a feature in Windows 10 that will let users create their own holograms and print them out on 3D printers. Every Windows 10 device has holographic APIs enabled, Microsoft's Alex Kipman said. Windows 10 holograms are Windows Universal Apps. Users need the Microsoft HoloLens headset, which Kipman described as "the first fully untethered computer." It has advanced sensors to capture information, high-definition holographic lenses, and spatial sound so users can hear holograms behind them.

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12:41
“The press gallery over the House floor looks like a...

It really does. You can’t buy advertising like

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12:30
This iPhone 6 case survived a drop from space

Could your iPhone 6 case survive a 101,000 foot drop from near-space, experiencing 70 MPH winds and temperatures as low as -79 degrees F? If you have Urban Armor Gear's iPhone 6 case, the answer is apparently yes. The company tested its latest case w...

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12:14
Apps: Be My Eyes, GoodReader 4.8, MacID, Multifly +...

New Apps Be My Eyes – Helping Blind See (free) — Technology has created amazing new levels of communication and interaction, and while the collection of games and social networking apps on the App Store may usually come across as narcissistic and self-involved, every so often we see an app come along which turns that perception on its head. As the name implies, this relatively new app from Copenhagen allows sighted iPhone users to assist blind…

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12:00
iPhone Market share taking off in Japan and Korea

That's the report from Counterpoint Research. According to the Counterpoint Research, global Apple iPhone sales grew 26 percent annually crossing 20 million unit monthly sales mark for the first time ever in November 2014. Apple's iPhone sales volume...

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11:59
Amplified: “You’re bald, you got a big gut and those...

Jim and Shawn talk about quoting Steve Jobs, Google Glass, Mac magazines and NAMM!

Sponsored by Squarespace (use code GUITARS for a free trial and 10% off) and lynda.com (Visit the link and do something good for yourself in 2015, sign up for a FREE 10-day trial to lynda.com).

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11:54
Every Khan Academy course is now available on the...

The Verge:

While Khan Academy has had an iOS app since 2012, it has typically not offered the full experience found on its website. All of its videos were available, but none of its thousands of training exercises were offered to iOS users.

That all changes today with the introduction of a completely redesigned app for the iPad — now, everything that lives on the site is also available to iPad users. That includes some 150,000 learning exercises.

I’ve checked out a few of the Khan Academy classes and am fairly impressed with them. A great tool for learning.

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11:43
Microsoft unveils 'HoloLens' holographic...

Software giant Microsoft announced its latest move into hardware on Wednesday, unveiling an all-new augmented reality headset dubbed the "HoloLens" that will enable users to see and manipulate holographic images in realtime, without a tethered computer.

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11:23
Microsoft’s new interface: FREAKING HOLOGRAMS

During Microsoft's Windows 10 event today, the company introduced two new devices and a whole new application development model for the Windows platform: holographic computing.

Windows Holographic is a three-dimensional, environmentally aware application environment that will be supported in various ways on all Windows 10 devices. Holographic content will be put most spectacularly on display by HoloLens, a wearable computer that uses tricks of light to project three-dimensional virtual objects on top of the environment around the user, allowing them to interact with the "holograms" using voice and gesture commands.They're not really holograms, in the purely technical sense—there are no lasers involved, and the display is not using diffraction or interference to create a holographic projection. Instead, they use a high...

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11:23
You can now unlock Google Docs, Slides and Sheets...


Google is on a roll this week with updating its iOS apps. Yesterday we saw Chrome for iPhone and iPad pick up a big update bringing Material Design to the browser and adopting Handoff support with OS X Yosemite. Following Chrome’s release, Google today shared new versions of its Docs, Slides, and Sheets apps for iPhone and iPad taking advantage of another Apple technology: Touch ID.

Beginning with Docs version 1.2.6448, Slides version 1.0.5754, and Sheets version 1.1.7297, iPhone and iPad users can now lock and unlock each app using the Touch ID fingerprint scanner as an alternative to the passcode lock screen....

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11:06
Verizon Offers Connected-Car Service Even Beaters...


Verizon last week unveiled a new connected-vehicle service at the Detroit auto show. Verizon Vehicle, which will go live this spring, will be compatible with nearly every vehicle made since 1996. It will be available directly to consumers regardless of their wireless carrier. Designed to enhance driver safety, Verizon Vehicle will provide diagnostic technology and live assistance with GPS accuracy in times of need. Moreover, it will connect drivers with live A.S.E.-certified mechanics who can diagnose potential problems and offer solutions.

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11:06
External Link: Why You Should Avoid MacKeeper

You may have heard of the system maintenance utility MacKeeper, which claims to keep your Mac running smoothly. According to iMore’s Peter Cohen, who also works at an independent Apple reseller, MacKeeper is best avoided. Cohen calls out the company’s shady marketing tactics, the instability it can introduce to Macs, and how difficult it is to uninstall.

 

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11:06
Taking a page from Apple's book, Microsoft to...

Microsoft on Wednesday announced that Windows 10, its next-generation desktop and mobile operating system, would be offered as a free upgrade for users running Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows Phone 8.1.

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10:59
External Link: Hard Drive Reliability: One Year Later

Last year, online backup service Backblaze released its internal data on hard drive reliability. The company has now updated its findings with some surprising results. In their new tests, 3 TB drives, especially those from Seagate, were dramatically less reliable than other capacities. The most reliable drives for the price were 4 TB drives from Seagate.

 

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10:48
Apple purchases Semetrics music analysis service,...

Apple’s interested in what you’re listening to.

Especially if it helps to justify having spent several billion dollars for Beats.

Per The Guardian, Apple has acquired British startup Semetric, which runs the Musicmetric analytics tool, as part of its plans to relaunch its Beats Music streaming music service later in the year.

In documents filed with Companies House earlier in January, Semetric’s registered address was changed to 100 New Bridge Street in London – the office of law firm Baker & McKenzie, which is also the registered address of Apple Europe Limited.

Meanwhile, senior Apple attorney Gene Levoff was appointed as a director of Semetric in October 2014, according to another published through Companies House in January.

“...

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10:44
Apple's fifth beta of OS X Yosemite 10.10.2...

Apple on Wednesday provided yet another pre-release version of its forthcoming update for OS X Yosemite to developers, asking testers to continue focusing on problem areas including Wi-Fi, Mail, VoiceOver, and Bluetooth.

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10:28
Apple pushes pre-release OS X 10.10.2 (14C106a)...

After several preview releases to testers, Apple has pushed yet another OS X 10.10.2 build to pre-release Yosemite testers through the Updates section of the Mac App Store. Previous builds of the Mac operating system focused on improving bugs with WiFi, Mail, and VoiceOver, and this pre-release seed is no exception. We’ll update our coverage with what we find in the latest pre-release seed.

The OS X 10.10.2 software update has been in development for quite some time now—the first beta went out to testers on November 20th—and the last OS X 10.10 update released...

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10:19
TMO Daily Observations 2015-01-21: Demystifying...

One of the big features Apple is touting for its soon to ship Apple Watch is Apple Pay, but there are plenty of questions about how the feature will work. John Martellaro and the MacCast's Adam Christianson join Jeff Gamet to discuss Apple Pay on Apple Watch, what security measures we can expect, which iPhone models it supports, and more.


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10:04
Apple spent record $4.1M to lobby U.S. government in...

Federal lobbying disclosures filed this week revealed the extent to which Apple has beefed up lobbying operations in recent years, as the $1.2 million the company spent in the fourth quarter of last year pushed its full-year total over $4 million for the first time ever.

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09:55
Microsoft will give away Windows 10 … just like OS X

Image via Brad Sams

Microsoft announced today at its Windows 10 briefing that it will make the next major version of its operating system free for consumers. Windows 10 will be a free upgrade for for the first year for Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows Phone 8.1 users. Users who upgrade will continue to have access to the latest versions for free when using the same device. For comparison, Apple has offered updates to each of its software updates, including major operating system versions, for free since 2013 with the release of OS X 10.9 Mavericks for the Mac....

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09:12
Edward Snowden refuses to use an iPhone, cites...

Edward Snowden doesn’t trust the iPhone.

Whether you trust yours is another matter altogether.

Per AppleInsider and Sputnik, infamous former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, responsible for leaking thousands of pages of classified intelligence documents from the secretive spy organization, reportedly believes that the iPhone contains “special software” that can be remotely activated by authorities for intelligence gathering purposes.

“Edward never uses an iPhone, he’s got a simple phone,” Snowden’s lawyer said in a recent interview. “The iPhone has special software that can activate itself without the owner, having...

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09:00
9to5Toys Last Call: Super Bowl HDTV deals, MacBook...

Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: TwitterRSS FeedFacebookGoogle+ and Safari push notifications.

Today’s can’t miss deals:

Last Call updates:

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08:59
TAG Heuer working on an Apple Watch rival after...

After months of bashing Samsung, Sony, and Pebble’s “cheap, plastic-designed watches,” luxury watch maker TAG Heuer is developing its own smartwatch.

Jean-Claude Biver, head of TAG Heuer parent company LVMH’s watch division, told Bloomberg that the upcoming Apple Watch is a huge threat to sub-$2,000 watches. So TAG Heuer will be working with Silicon Valley tech companies to create its new watch, which unlike its heritage products won’t be entirely made in Switzerland.

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08:55
Xsan 4: Volume mounting, but not showing in Server...

Forums: Troubleshooting

After reconfiguring my MDC (which had something screwed up in OD), I'm having an issue with my Xsan volume listing in Server app. It shows that Xsan is up and running, but the volumes window is blank. I was able to successfully add a backup MDC and they both are able to find each other without issue, however neither the MDC or backup MDC show the volume in the window. They do, however, both mount the volume without issue.

There is one issue, that I know of, that I'm pretty sure this is causing an issue for. Whenever I add the profile to a new client machine the volume does not mount without forcing a mount using "xsanctl mount Media". Once mounted, there are no problems that I can tell, however I haven't used it with this issue long enough to tell. Essentially it seems like it can find the volume, it just doesn't know that it's available...

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08:50
Dropbox to discontinue Mac OS X 10.5 support after...

You’re going to have to update your operating system to Mac OS X 10.6 or later to keep using Dropbox.

Per 9to5Mac, Dropbox has announced through an email to users on older versions of OS X that it will soon be discontinuing support for computers running Leopard or other older versions of the operating system. Users still running anything older than OS X 10.6 will need to upgrade in order to continue using future versions of the Dropbox app.

Users who don’t upgrade will still be able to use the web-based Dropbox manager, but will be automatically signed out of the Mac app. From that point forward, they will not be able to login back into the Mac client until they are on a newer version of OS X.

The changes will go into effect on May 18th, so users still have plenty of time to upgrade their...

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08:22
iPhone 6 Survives Drop from Space

Drop testing an iPhone 6 case typically involves a push from a table, or a climb up a short ladder, but Urban Armor Gear didn't think that was enough, so they dropped an iPhone from space. They put the iPhone 6 in one of their cases, then lifted it to 101,000 feet with balloons before dropping it along with GoPro cameras recording the flight. The iPhone shut off before reaching it's highest point because apparently they don't work well at -79ÂF, but it powered back up again after it was recovered. They used a parachute to slow down the descent a little, but still... an iPhone dropped from space!


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08:11
Increased adoption of iPhone 6 Plus in U.S., China...

Usage data from Apple's two largest markets is showing a significant increase in buyers' preference for the large display of iPhone 6 Plus as supply increases, indicating a richer profit mix destined to polish the company's earnings.

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08:03
NSA leaker Edward Snowden refuses to use Apple'...

Infamous former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, responsible for leaking thousands of pages of classified intelligence documents from the secretive spy organization, reportedly believes that the iPhone contains "special software" that can be remotely activated by authorities for intelligence gathering purposes.

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07:46
Review: VSN Mobil V.360 Camera

VSN Mobil's V.360 Camera ($400) is a Bluetooth and Wi-Fi-enabled standalone camera which lets users take pictures or record video in a full 360 degrees. It works with either an included remote or a free iOS app. The single lens camera can take very wide, panoramic pictures and videos, with an image resolution of up to 7MP, and video resolution up to 6480 x 1080 in HD with a 30 fps frame rate. A 2.3 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor powers V.360, and photos are stored on a micro-SD card, which is sold separately. V.360's removable 2610 mAh battery can be recharged using the included micro-USB cable and charger via USB 3.0. The camera can also be hooked up to an external display via the HDMI port.{/exp:char_limit}
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07:45
Businesses Waste Big Bucks Fighting Phantom...


Businesses spend an average of $1.27 million a year chasing cyberthreats that turn out to be dead ends. That is one of the findings in a report released last week on the cost of containing malware. In a typical week, an organization can receive nearly 17,000 malware alerts, although only 19 percent of them are considered reliable, the researchers found. Still, malware fighters have a difficult time keeping up with even the reliable alerts, since only 4 percent are investigated.

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07:05
Apple Buys Semetric to Boost its Streaming Music...

Apple has purchased the online music analytics company Semetric as part of its plan to boost its Beats streaming music service. Semetric's services will help Apple better track interest in artists and songs, which could come in handy for managing advertising as well as streaming data and song sales.

The Mac Observer Spin: If Apple wants a big piece of the streaming music market, it needs more information about what we listen to, as well as when and how. That's what Semtric gives it, and that makes buying the company a smart move.


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06:39
FiftyThree’s Pencil stylus for the iPad now...

FiftyThree, the company behind the popular iPad drawing app Paper, has announced that its pressure-sensitive iPad stylus Pencil is now available at the Apple Store for $49.99. Apple is rumored to be launching the 12-inch iPad ‘Pro’ with a Stylus accessory so maybe that’s the new thing.

Pencil was...

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06:18
News: Apple acquires music analytics firm Semetric

Apple has acquired Semetric, a London-based music analytics company, the Wall Street Journal reports. The analytics service produced by the company tracks music sales, illegal downloads, and social networking interactions, according to a person familiar with the acquisition. An Apple attorney also reportedly joined Semitic’s board in October. An Apple spokesman provided the generic response that “Apple buys smaller technology companies…

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06:07
News: Daily Deal: Save 10% on the PowerCube Outlet...

In today’s iLounge Deal you can pick up the PowerCube Outlet Expander for only $17.95. Providing four AC outlets and a dual-USB port, the PowerCube is versatile enough to meet all of your power and charging needs in one portable power adapter. Designed to be sleek, compact, and efficient, you can plug in up to four AC plugs of just about any size without worrying about them blocking each other, and the dual-USB port provides full 2.1A charging…

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06:07
The Interview Hits Netflix Streaming this Weekend

If the hype surrounding Seth Rogan and James Franco's The Interview wasn't enough to convince you to buy or rent the movie from the iTunes Store, Microsoft's Xbox Video, or Google Play, you're in luck because it'll be available on Netflix streaming this Saturday, January 24.

The Mac Observer Spin: Pulling The Interview's original release over terrorist threats turned out to be the best publicity the movie could've hoped for.


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05:42
Be My Eyes iPhone app allows sighted people to lend...

The National Federation of the Blind said last year that Apple has “done more for accessibility than any other company,” and with the help of a new app, iPhone and iPad owners can take things even further. Be My Eyes is an app that allows blind people to request remote help from a sighted person when needed.

Requests for help might range from checking the expiry date on a container of milk to looking at an airport departure board for a gate number … 

Sighted people who are willing to lend a hand install the app and will then get alerts when help is requested.

As...

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05:00
The Week in Mac Accessories: Stands that deliver

Stands that deliver

Our latest roundup of Mac accessories includes new stands from BiteMyApple, Grovemade, and Twelve South—plus the prettiest external hard drive ever, from LaCie.

BiteMyApple

The $85 Ridge Stand is built to support MacBook Airs or Pros. It is made out of aluminum, and it tilts your keyboard forward for ergonomic handiness while you work. It’s light—less than a pound—for portability, and has rubber buffers to grip your laptop and hold it gently in place.

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04:46
State of the Union press gallery “looks like a damn...

We’re used to seeing row upon row of Macbooks at tech press events, but the popularity of Apple’s laptop seems equally strong among mainstream journalists. The Huffington Post’s senior congressional reporter Michael McAuliff tweeted that the press gallery at last night’s State of the Union address “looks like a damn Apple ad.”

By far the majority of the laptops visible in the photo of the press gallery above the House floor have the familiar glowing Apple logo.

Wow. The press gallery over the House floor for #SOTU looks like a damn Apple ad. http://t.co/uubqdon5qc


Michael McAuliff (@mmcauliff) January 21, 2015

The White House also embraced technology by posting the full text of the speech...

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04:32
BBC updating iOS news app with personalized feeds,...

The British Broadcasting Corporation has announced that its BBC News iPhone and iPad apps are being updated, with a lot more video, local news, ‘most popular’ links and–most interestingly of all–users able to add their own personalized news feeds.

In addition to pre-existing sections – including Top Stories, UK and Politics – users will be able to add specialised feeds of their choice, for example: Apps, Taylor Swift, Genetics, and Oban.

A new ‘My news’ section allows users to enter keywords which will be matched against tags entered by journalists to populate the personalized feed.

The BBC says that the UK version of both iOS and Android apps will be rolled out this week, with global...

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03:55
Three cheers for the delightfully personal PowerBook...

In its recent ad for the MacBook Air, Apple demonstrated how much people loved it by showing the ways in which people had personalized theirs with stickers. And although my current 2008 MacBook Pro is stickerless, my previous MacBook and iBook were covered in them, so I get it.

Still, this personalization of the MacBook Air is very much despite Apple, not thanks to it. In 1996, however, Apple introduced a Mac that you were very definitely encouraged to customize: the PowerBook 1400 series with its BookCover feature. Part of the plain black lid slid off, and you could replace it instead with a piece of clear plastic under which you could position your own designs.

To read this...

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03:48
Get a second number to turn your iPhone or iPad into...

When you own a small business, the temptation to hand over a business card with your personal cell number plastered on it is natural. You’re merely offering a direct line to the person who can make decisions. Accessibility is a key selling point when touting the advantages of your business over larger corporations.

But you can oversell your accessibility—and the end result is interrupted dinners, missed birthday parties, and alarming calls at 2 in the morning. Customers want what they want, when they want it. These interruptions might be good for business, but they’re bad for personal health and relationships.

Carrying around a second phone to separate business from work is inconvenient and expensive—what about taking advantage of the devices you’re already carrying? The proliferation of apps offering virtual phone numbers has made it entirely possible to manage a secondary business line from your iOS device....

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03:08
Apple buys UK music tracking startup Semetric to...

Apple has purchased British media analytics startup Semetric in what appears to be the next step in a planned push for Beats Music, the streaming music platform Apple acquired last year as part of its Beats deal.

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01:25
Apple acquires media analytics startup Semetric,...

The Guardian is reporting that Apple has acquired media analytics startup Semetric, apparently as part of the ongoing Beats Music relaunch. Of note, Semetric owns Musicmetrics, an analytics tool for artists to track the popularity of their music around the web.

Apple replied to the Guardian with its typical company acquisition statement:

“Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plan,” said Apple in a statement provided to the Guardian, although Semetric declined to comment.

The Musicmetrics platform measures things like BitTorrent activity, social network reach and other sales data to offer comprehensive reports on the uptake and reactions of the general public for a given song. The Guardian says...

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01:12
Apple grabs 33% smartphone marketshare in South...

Apple’s marketshare in South Korea has skyrocketed in the last quarter, driven by strong demand for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, according to data by Counterpoint. Apple increased its share of sales from 15% to 33%, more than doubling its market power in one quarter.

Historically, Samsung has dominated South Korea, largely due to geographic advantages, but Apple’s gains now threaten the #1 spot. Apple is the first foreign smartphone company ever to surpass 20% marketshare in the region, taking the number 2 spot. Samsung’s marketshare fell from 60% in November to 46% and (now third-place) South Korean LG Electronics fell to 14%.

“No foreign brand has gone beyond...

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00:18
Bugs in Qualcomm's 64-bit Snapdragon 810 may...

A new report claims that Samsung has decided against using Qualcomm's 64-bit Snapdragon 810 Application Processor in its next flagship smartphone due to overheating issues, and will instead be forced use its own internally developed (and significantly slower) Exynos chip instead.

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Tuesday January 20

22:45
Google joins Apple, Microsoft, others in student...

A number of tech industry heavyweights, including Apple, Microsoft and Google, have pledged support for a data privacy initiative aimed at keeping student information safe.

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20:53
Sales of Apple's iPhone surge in Asia as rival...

Fresh research published on Wednesday shows Apple's latest iPhone 6 and 6 Plus handsets led to significant gains in important Asian markets over November, including South Korea, where local tech giant Samsung saw product sales contract.

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20:51
TAG Heuer exec changes tune on Apple Watch, says he’...

TAG Heuer executive Jean-Claude Biver may have dismissed the Apple Watch just a few short months ago (as Apple was poaching members of the company’s leadership for the project), but it seems he has recently had a change of heart. In an interview with Bloomberg, Biver called the upcoming gadget “a fantastic product, an incredible achievement” and said he’ll likely...

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20:03
TAG Heuer CEO calls Apple Watch biggest threat to...

Just months after Jean-Claude Biver voiced harsh criticism over Apple Watch, the TAG Heuer interim CEO and head of timepieces at luxury monolith LVMH is furiously backpedalling, saying on Tuesday that the wearable is 'an incredible achievement' and that he plans to wear one.

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18:17
TAG Chief Says No One Could Produce a Smartwatch in...

Jean-Claude Biver, the head of the luxury holding company that owns watch brand TAG Heuer, said Tuesday that TAG will not use the "Swiss Made" label for its in-development Apple Watch competitor. In an interview with Bloomberg, Mr. Biver said Switzerland simply doesn't have the technology needed to make a smartwatch.


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17:04
The iPad Pro’s stylus

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is back with another report outlining his belief that Apple will launch a stylus as an optional accessory for the company’s rumored 12.9-inch “iPad Pro”. With the new iPad’s larger screen, it will likely prove popular with enterprise and creative users who tend to have more need for a stylus and Kuo believes Apple will fill that need with an in-house solution.

A stylus may work for creatives, but I think the using a finger will still be the preferred method for the majority of people.

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17:00
Today in the App Store -- the best free apps, new...

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

Apps Now Free

Quell Reflect+ [iOS Uni...

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16:20
Apple Spends More on Lobbying as Politics and...

The late Steve Jobs spoke often about the importance of being at the intersection of technology and the humanities, but the company increasingly finds itself at a new intersection: technology and politics. Bloomberg reported the Cupertino company has dramatically stepped up its lobbying efforts in Washington, DC, lobbying some 13 different departments and agencies in 2014.


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16:15
Apple increases lobbying pressure in Washington...

As Apple enters uncharted territory with Apple Pay and the upcoming Apple Watch, the company has increased lobbying activities to assuage government scrutiny, though overall spending for the 2014 calendar year is expected to be far less than other tech firms.

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15:57
The worst password of 2014 is…

SplashData has announced its annual list of the 25 most common passwords found on the Internet – thus making them the “Worst Passwords” that will expose anybody to being hacked or having their identities stolen. In its fourth annual report, compiled from more than 3.3 million leaked passwords during the year, “123456”and “password” continue to hold the top two spots that they have held each year since the first list in 2011. Other passwords in the top 10 include “qwerty,” “dragon,” and “football.”

Sweet Jesus, you deserve to be hacked.

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15:51
Úll 2015

Úll is a conference for people who build and love great products. We focus on great product businesses, presented through an Apple-shaped lens. We treat the conference itself as a product: with a deep emphasis on the attendee experience.

This is the best conference that I’ve ever attended and I’ll be speaking again this year. See you there!

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15:48
Dropbox will no longer support OS X 10.5 or older...

Dropbox has announced through an email to users on older versions of OS X that it will soon be discontinuing support for computers running Leopard or other older versions of the operating system. Users still running anything older than OS X 10.6 will need to upgrade in order to continue using future versions of the Dropbox app.

Users who don’t upgrade will still be able to use the web-based Dropbox manager, but will be automatically signed out of the Mac app. From that point forward, they will not be able to login back into the Mac client until they are on a newer version of OS X.

The changes will go into effect on May 18th, so users still have plenty of time to upgrade their software (or hardware, if necessary). The full email is included below:

Hi,

We noticed that you’re running the Dropbox...

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15:42
Samsung’s Tizen smartphone makes poor first...

“Samsung has been delaying the launch of this Tizen phone for a long time and when they finally did it, it turned out to be an under-powered phone,” said Mumbai-based filmmaker Samir Ahmed Sheikh as he shopped for a new phone for his wife.

The 3.15 megapixel primary camera and 300,000 pixel front camera are “like a phone from 2010″, he said.

Oh dear.

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15:08
Google updates Chrome Web browser for iOS with OS X...

With a Tuesday update to its Chrome browser for iOS, Google expanded its new "material design" aesthetic to yet another iOS title, while baking in Handoff support for quick platform switching between iOS and Mac.

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14:38
From the Blogosphere With Love: A FOSSy Farewell


The past week has afforded plenty of fodder for conversation here in the Linux blogosphere: the MintBox Mini; the Steam for Linux file-deletion bug; and the latest in the Systemd saga, for example. However, this week seems like a good time to revisit some classic gems from days gone by. As chance would have it, several favorites focus on a theme that's particularly relevant round about this time of year. Can you guess? That's right -- it's the oh, so sweet spot that can be found at the intersection of Linux and Love.

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14:22
Pay What You Want for the Game Design Course Bundle

I love the name your own price deals we get to offer you through our friends at Stack Social. Today, it's the Game Design Course Bundle, a collection of tutorials designed to teach you how to code games. If you pay less than the average, you get two courses, Engage Your Customers w/ Gamification Course and Learn To Craft "Hand-Painted" Textures Course. If you beat the average price, you'll also get Make Real Games: Become a Unity 3D Power User Course and Professional Video Game Art School Course. And the average is only $8.13. Plus, 10 percent of your purchase price goes to one of three charities. Your choice.


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13:51
What it’s Like Watching TV With Hue Light Integration

In December, SyFy announced its 12 Monkeys series would integrate with Philips Hue lighting. Kelly watched the premiere with her Hue lights connected, and explains whether or not you want to.


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13:28
Zions Bancorp, Huntington Bank headline 16 new Apple...

Apple on Tuesday added 16 new bank and credit union partners for its Apple Pay mobile payments service, including brands from 2 of the 50 largest U.S. bank holding companies with Zions Bancorp and Huntington Bancshares.

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12:57
Chrome for iOS adds Material Design, plays better...

Google has just updated Chrome for iOS to version 40, and the new browser adds new things from both Google and Apple's ecosystems. On the Google side, Chrome 40 is the latest of the company's iOS apps to pick up the new Material Design aesthetic introduced in Android 5.0. Other iOS apps like the Google search app and the Google Maps app had already picked up Material Design in iOS, so the UI may already be familiar to you.

On Apple's side of the fence, Chrome 40 adds support for the Handoff feature introduced in iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite—Chrome for iOS users should now be able to bounce webpages from their phones or tablets to their Macs, just as you can already do in Safari. Interestingly, Chrome for iOS can hand off pages to whatever your default OS X browser is, whether it's Chrome or Safari or something else. Apple's developer documentation says that OS X and iOS apps can only hand off data to other apps by the same developer.

Other...

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12:48
Sid Meier's Starships on the Horizon


2K Games and Firaxis have announced Sid Meier's Starships, an interstellar strategy game of exploration and conquest. It will arrive later this year for the PC, Mac and iPad. Assuming the role of a fleet commander, players will be tasked with leading their starships across the universe to save planets from eradication, build an empire, and bring peace and order to the galaxy. The game will feature dynamically generated missions and turn-based combat, and offer players the opportunity to create fully customizable starships.

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12:45
The Week in Mac Apps: Track time and stay focused

Track time and stay focused

In this week’s roundup of new Mac apps, you’ll find a few ways to keep focused and save your precious time for more useful activities—like solving math problems or watching videos online.

Cookie 3.5

If you take your privacy seriously, SweetP Productions’ $15 Cookie (Mac App Store Link) can help you keep tabs over those pesky little data files that advertisers use to track your activity online.

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12:30
Mac: LastPass for Mac

While we’ve generally been fans of more offline solutions for storing our passwords, there’s no disputing that the cloud-based password vault service LastPass service has a huge following, with a well-designed web portal and accompanying iOS apps. While the service has also long provided browser extensions to autofill passwords, a major missing piece – until now – has been an actual desktop app for Mac users. With LastPass for Mac (free), the company addresses this deficiency, providing a full-featured desktop client for managing your LastPass password database.

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12:03
Meet Audio Hijack 3, my new favorite audio utility

Six Colors:

Rogue Amoeba has announced the release of Audio Hijack 3, the successor to the venerable Mac sound utility Audio Hijack Pro. This is a huge update—the first major one for Audio Hijack in ten years—and so comprehensive that this feels more like a successor to the old Audio Hijack rather than a continuation.

Rogue Amoeba has always made good, high quality software especially on the audio side.

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11:38
How to watch NBC’s Super Bowl XLIX live stream on...

NBCUniversal announced today that it will offer a free live stream of Super Bowl XLIX on Feb. 1 to all desktop and tablet users to promote its TV Everywhere service.  For smartphones, Verizon has exclusive rights to stream the event to users through its own mobile app. 

The stream will be available in the NBC Sports Live Extra app for tablets (and NBCSports.com/liveextra on desktop), which normally requires users to login using a cable subscription. However, for the 11-hour event scheduled to include pre-game festivities, the game itself...

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11:33
Facebook cracks down on News Feed hoaxes

First it was spam. Then it was click-bait. Now Facebook is tackling hoaxes that pop up in News Feed because your gullible friends won’t stop liking and sharing obviously fake stories.

Hoaxes will probably never really go away, because Facebook isn’t going to delete any posts. Instead, the network is using your feedback to determine when a story is a scam. Now when you click to hide a story and banish it from your feed, Facebook offers a new option: “It’s a false news story.” If enough people report the post as false or misleading, the network will halt the story from spreading like wildfire.

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10:57
Tip of the Day: Hiding Photos in the iOS 8 Photo...

Although Apple’s new iCloud Photo Library feature remains in beta at this point, iOS 8 still packs in a few nice little photo management features. One of the lesser-known of these is that you can now actually hide photos from showing up in your main timeline in the Photos app. To do this, simply tap-and-hold on a photo — either in the thumbnail or full-screen views — and a context menu will appear with a “Hide” option. Tapping…

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10:50
Apple adds 15 more banks and credit unions to list...

It’s never a bad thing when a payment type gains additional support.

Per 9to5Mac, following the addition of eight additional card issuers and banks earlier this month, Apple has updated its list of supported institutions and card types to include 15 more credit unions and banks.

These new banks are listed as supporting Apple Pay as of today:

-A+ Federal Credit Union

-Amegy Bank of Texas

-America First Credit Union

-Bethpage Federal Credit Union

-California Bank & Trust

-Connex Credit Union

-Goldenwest FCU

-Huntington Bank

-KeyPoint Credit Union

-Meijer Credit Union

-National Bank of Arizona

-Nevada State Bank

-The Bank of Greene County

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10:18
TMO Daily Observations 2015-01-20: iPad Styluses,...

Apple's Steve Jobs said we don't need styluses for the iPad because we already have ten on the ends of our hands. Kelly Guimont and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to talk about the possibility of Apple designing its own stylus, and why we should be able to buy third-party styluses in Apple Stores, and Bryan gets his gook-a-dook on.


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10:10
Graphene Will Change Everything from Smartphones to...

Graphene, developed by British scientists, in an incredible material. It's one layer of Carbon atoms thick, highly conductive, and 100 times stronger than steel. It can be placed on a flexible substrate and is 97 percent transparent. While current iPhone displays are made with the rare and expensive element Indium, Graphene is pure Carbon, a very abundant element on earth. This video, from the summer of 2013 on the BBC airing of The One Show, while not recent, still takes your breath away at the prospects of Graphene for our future electronics. The concept shown in this video suggests a future smartphone about as thick as what we use today as ultra-thin screen protectors.


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10:02
Chrome for iOS gets Material redesign, OS X Handoff...




Google is today rolling out Chrome 40 for iOS and with it introducing a redesigned UI, OS X Handoff support, and optimizations for iOS 8 and the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.

Google is giving the entire app for both iPhone and iPad an overhaul based on its new “Material Design” design language introduced with its latest Android release. That includes “bold graphics, fluid motion, and tactile surfaces,” according to Google, as pictured in the iPhone screenshots above.

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09:35
LastPass unveils new Mac app, Khan Academy brings...

Two popular brands released interesting new apps for the Apple ecosystem on Tuesday, as web-based password manager LastPass unveiled its first native Mac app while educational non-profit Khan Academy launched an all-new iPad app.

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09:21
Apple Pay adds 15 more banks and credit unions, now...

Following the addition of eight additional card issuers and banks earlier this month, Apple has updated its list of supported institutions and card types to include 15 more credit unions and banks. These new banks are listed as supporting Apple Pay as of today:-A+ Federal Credit Union
-Amegy Bank of Texas
-America First Credit Union
-Bethpage Federal Credit Union
-California Bank & Trust
-Connex Credit Union
-Goldenwest FCU
-Huntington Bank
-KeyPoint Credit Union
-Meijer Credit Union
-National Bank of Arizona
-Nevada State Bank
-The Bank of Greene County
-Vectra Bank
-Zions First...

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09:09
Apple’s investment in Washington D.C. lobbying...

While Apple may spend less than half that of Microsoft and a quarter that of Google on Washington D.C. lobbying, the company under Tim Cook is investing an increasing amount of its cash in its influence around the United States capital.

As Bloomberg reports, data from OpenSecrets.org puts Apple’s spending on Washington lobbyists from January through September last year at $2.9 million (a number which doesn’t include the last quarter of 2014) and almost $3.5 million during the full 2013 period. For perspective, Apple’s lobbyist spending only first reached $1 million annually in 2006, the year before the iPhone’s introduction and...

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09:00
9to5Toys Lunch Break: Sling Box 350 $70, Kensington...

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Sling Media SlingBox 350 live TV streamer $70 shipped (orig. $180)

Kensington KeyFolio Pro Plus Backlit Bluetooth...

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09:00
Quickie is a lightning fast messaging app for the...

People aren’t really interested in buying fitness trackers or smartwatches yet, but a killer product with must-have apps could turn that around. We’re still waiting for a great wearable, but in the meantime, a new service called Quickie is getting in front of the first wave of apps made for the wearable age.

Quickie is so fast that it sometimes the app sends your message before you’re done writing it. You text, draw, create GIFs of your voice, or record voice messages and send them instantly. There’s no time for editing or hesitation, much like in a real conversation. Your recipient has time only to glance at your message before it disappears. If your note goes unopened, it’ll stick around 24 hours before vanishing. (And it's too fast to screenshot, if that's a concern.)

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08:38
Review: Booq Booqpad for iPad Air 2

Booq's Booqpad ($60) is back for iPad Air 2. The folio case stands out for its ability to house a removable notepad in the front cover — Booq includes a notepad with the case. It's also possible to remove the magnetic polycarbonate shell from the faux-leather cover to use Booqpad as a playthrough case. A folding stand adds to Booqpad's versatility. Unlike the previous version of the case for iPad Air, no screen protector is included, and the design has changed a bit.{/exp:char_limit}

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08:32
T-Mobile USA CEO responds to ‘unsustainable’ claim...

What does T-Mobile US CEO John Legere have to say about comments from parent company Deutsche Telekom this week calling his “Uncarrier” approach unsustainable?

“Its total bullshit,” according to a brief response from Legere referring to comments made by Deutsche Telekom CEO Timotheus Höttges in an interview earlier this week.

According to Re/code, Höttges “admitted that T-Mobile’s current approach is not sustainable” during the interview: “The question is always the economics in the long term … and earning appropriate money,” Hoettges said. “You have to earn your money back at one point in time.”

Höttges also noted that he was “intrigued by the idea of having a combination with Sprint and being the ‘super-...

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08:31
Jobs biopic begins filming at Jobs’ childhood home...

In spite of all the usual Hollywood/studio kerfuffle that goes into making a movie, the cameras are rolling on the Steve Jobs biopic.

Per MacRumors and CNET, the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic penned by Aaron Sorkin has entered production, with film crews setting up at Steve Jobs’ childhood home in Los Altos ahead of filming that’s set to take place on Friday afternoon.

As of Friday morning, the film’s production team finished transforming the garage into what it might have looked like back in 1976, when Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak were working on the original Apple I computers.

The biopic, which is based on Walter Isaacson’s best selling Steve Jobs biography,...

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08:28
What’s in Your Wallet: Google Wallet’s Success...

Apple Pay may be the new comer to the digital wallet game, but its fast-growing popularity is ramping up competition in the mobile payment market in a big way. That has Google taking note, and it underscores the Internet search giant's failure to drive interest in Android-based smartphones for wireless transactions. Apple Pay's success is also good news for Google Wallet because now it's finally getting some notice.


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08:24
Morgan Stanley sees Apple's strong holiday...

Apple is expected to announce yet another quarter of record sales next week, a trend that investment bank Morgan Stanley believes will continue throughout the spring as demand for the iPhone and Mac remains strong alongside the long-awaited release of the Apple Watch.

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07:47
Keeping Score in the Google vs. Microsoft Zero-Day...


Google's recent publication of Windows' vulnerabilities -- two within a week -- predictably raised Microsoft's ire. "Risk is significantly increased by publically announcing information that a cybercriminal could use to orchestrate an attack and assumes those that would take action are made aware of the issue," wrote Chris Betz, Microsoft's senior director of trustworthy computing, following the latest revelation earlier this month. Google revealed the information two days before Microsoft released a fix.

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07:28
Review: MacID, the app that lets you unlock your Mac...

No sooner did we get Touch ID on our iPhones than it started to feel horribly old-fashioned and tedious to have to login to our Macs by typing in a password. Apple will no doubt add Touch ID sensors to Macs soon I imagine, but if you can’t wait that long–or don’t want to have to lay out the cash on a new Mac–there’s an app for that.

MacID is a $4 app allowing your iPhone to unlock your Mac via Bluetooth LE. As you can see from the above video, once you’ve performed the setup, unlocking your Mac is as simple as selecting the device on your iPhone and then placing a finger or thumb on the Touch ID sensor …

Compatibility

MacID uses Bluetooth LE, so both your Mac and iPhone need to support that. All iPhones with Touch ID–the iPhone 5s, iPhone 6...

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07:15
Review: RAVPower’s Savior delivers 9000mAh of Apple-...

RAVPower has done a great job of changing the traditional price-to-performance equation for Apple device chargers. Its two-, four-, and six-port wall chargers (reviewed here) are the best options I’ve seen at their price points, so it’s no shock that its Savior 9000mAh External Battery Pack (MSRP $100, street price $50) delivers great value, as well.

Equipped with wall blades for easy recharging, Savior combines a high-capacity 9000mAh battery with an Apple-certified Lightning cable, competing with similar accessories such as...

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07:00
LastPass password manager debuts on Mac w/ offline...

Smart password and security techniques are becoming increasingly important in our digital lives as new hacks seem to appear all the time, and having a unique and secure password (unlike these) helps ensure that your online identity is safe in the event of such a compromise.

LastPass, a cross platform secure digital vault app, is helping Mac users tackle the password management problem with the debut of its new Mac app. Previously only available for Mac as a browser extension and web portal, the new LastPass for Mac app brings new features to the desktop including quick search, security check, and more.

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