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Wednesday September 10

12:10
Apple lowers prices on iCloud drive, lets you buy a...

Today Apple announced a price cut for iCloud storage and a new 1TB tier for power users. Still, the price drops were not as dramatic as some might have hoped, and Apple remains undercut by rivals like Google and Dropbox.

Apple gave details about its price cuts back at its developer conference in June, but today those prices included two higher-tiered plans for people who want 500GB and 1TB of storage on the company's servers. On its website, Apple says that users of iCloud Drive will continue to get 5GB for free, and pricing starts at 20GB for $0.99 per month, 200GB for $3.99 per month, 500 GB at $9.99 per month, and 1TB for $19.99 per month. (Tiers were originally priced at $20 a year for 10GB, $40 a year for 20GB, and $100 a year for 50GB). Critics of Apple's earlier, more limited cloud storage service had long pushed for an updated storage pricing scheme as...

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12:05
Every Important Link From Apple’s 9/9 Event - On One...

Apple provided an enormous amount of information and videos for us on September 9. Here, on one page, are all the important URLs/links related to that event.


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12:02
EA developing games, second screen experiences for...

One thing that Apple didn’t get into during its keynote presentation is any possible gaming experiences that might come with its new Apple Watch wearable. Today, however, EA has announced that it’s already prototyping ideas for wearables like Apple Watch. In a blog post from EA’s Mobile gaming head Frank Gibeau, the company announced announced it has a team working on ideas for gaming on wearables including standalone games and second screen experiences for console and mobile games:

I’m also interested to see more about Apple’s new watch – clearly wearables are intriguing as an...

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12:00
Hands-on first impressions of Apple Pay -- "...

Though not as sexy as new iPhones or Apple's newfangled Watch, Apple's foray into the world of mobile payments with Apple Pay has the potential to be a real game changer. If Apple Pay catches on, Tim Cook's statement that the platform will "forever...

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12:00
Hands (and Wrist) on the New Apple Watch (Video)

Self-professed watch geek Dave Hamilton was in attendance at yesterday's Apple event and had the opportuntity to demo and wear an Apple Watch. He took some time to share his initial reactions of this completely new product line from Apple.


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11:30
Daily Deals for September 10, 2014, featuring The...

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

All prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly....

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11:18
Philips debuts headphones that connect via Apple’s...

On Wednesday, Dutch consumer electronics maker Philips and its subsidiary Woox Innovations announced the new Fidelio M2L headphones, which plug directly into the Lightning port on Apple devices. The headphones are the first third-party audio accessory to use the Lightning port, and they may have even beaten Apple to the punch. Apple talked about Lightning-connected headphones at WWDC in June and bought headphone maker Beats earlier in the summer, leading some to speculate that such an accessory was in the works.

In June, Apple expanded its Made for iPhone (MFi) program for third-party accessory developers to include the...

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11:12
Apple cagey about Watch battery life, working on...

Apple has been avoiding talk about the battery life of its first-generation Watch, and with good reason, sources claim. The people say that the company isn't happy with performance, which is currently "about a day" on a single charge. An Apple spokeswoman, Nat Kerris, admits in fact that the company expects people to charge the Watch once a day....



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11:00
How to tell if you're eligible for an iPhone 6...

For those of us in the tech blogging business, yesterday started up yet another round of the "should I or shouldn't I?" questions -- as in "Should I get a new iPhone 6 to replace my iPhone 5s that I bought last year, or wait?" The answer is that...

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10:59
SwiftKey Announces Prediction Engine and Cloud...

SwiftKey, a popular keyboard replacement for Android devices, has announced plans to bring that same technology to iOS. This includes a predictive text engine that learns what you type and helps make text entry easier, and the option to slide between letters instead of tapping.


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10:55
SwiftKey details its upcoming keyboard for iOS 8

SwiftKey has long been known as one of the most popular third-party keyboards for Android, but the company kept no secrets earlier this year in announcing that the app would be making its way to Apple’s platform with the release of iOS 8. Today, the company has shared some more details about its features, and given us a first-look at the swipe-to-type entry method running on the latest build of iOS.

The keyboard, as you’re likely familiar, focuses on a feature called SwiftKey Flow that lets the user swipe to enter text (the company says this feature isn’t coming to iPad just yet, sadly). The product’s other features including autocorrection, next-word prediction, and its ability to learn as you use it, are also present in the iOS version. Much like the new default iOS keyboard, it...

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10:49
IDG shutters Macworld Magazine, much of the...

Pretty much the whole Macworld staff has been let go. Looks like the end. Sad


Roman Loyola (@pinatubo2000) September 10, 2014

A personal announcement: I'm leaving Macworld after 17 years. snellworld.com


Jason Snell (@jsnell) September 10, 2014

International Data Group (IDG) is shutting down Macworld Magazine, the long time Apple periodical according to tweets by staff and conversations I’ve had with personnel.  Dan Miller, Editor, Macworld tweeted the following:

The Macworld.com website will remain open [although as a shell of its former self -ed] with a reduced staff according to Miller, who himself is leaving in...

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10:47
Comcast Ad Tinkering Could Muck Up WiFi Security


Comcast has begun using JavaScript injection to serve ads for its services to devices connected to its publicly accessible Xfinity WiFi hotspots across the U.S. The ads are fleeting, but they can appear roughly every seven minutes. The program reportedly began months ago. "This practice is definitely concerning for multiple reasons," said the Electronic Freedom Foundation's Jeremy Gillula. "The injection could break a Web page -- not to mention, it could also introduce unforeseen security vulnerabilities."

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10:46
Hands on with iPhone 6 and 6 Plus - Which One Should...

Dave Hamilton spent some time with his hands (and pockets!) on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus yesterday and lived to tell the tale. He offers his thoughts about which one he'll be ordering on Friday morning.


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10:34
AppleCare+ plans launch in Australia

As anticipated, Apple has introduced AppleCare+ plans to Australia. Separate plans cover the iPhone, iPad, and iPods. Each plan is priced at A$129, but has different service fees for accidental damage. The iPhone fee is A$99, whereas it's just A$65 for an iPad. iPods are subject to a A$45 fee....



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10:31
Report: Apple Watch battery lasts for roughly one day

While Apple failed to address the Apple Watch’s battery life during Tuesday’s presentation, a source indicated to Re/code that the device’s battery currently lasts for “about a day.” Apple is working to improve the battery ahead of launch, but judging by the comments of Apple spokeswoman Nat Kerris, we wouldn’t expect much more. “There’s a lot of new technology packed into Apple Watch and we think people…

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10:31
News: Daily Deal: Get a Griffin iPhone 6 Identity...

Today in iLounge Deals you can get ready for the iPhone 6 and pick up Griffin’s iPhone 6 Identity Case and screen protector combo for only $29.98—40% off the regular price. Keep your brand new iPhone 6 in mint condition right out of the box with Identity’s dual-material frame that combines shock-absorbing rubber and hard polycarbonate to protect your phone from four-foot drops, scrapes and scratches. The package also includes a 3-pack…

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10:30
YouTube Find: Parody video details Apple's...

This Apple Watch (Parody) video from JacksFilms takes on the Watch hype not even a day after the smartwatch was announced. So what do you think of this "A Pleasantly Plump Little Electronic Watch Android's Terrible Come Here" device?

[Via BGR]...

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10:20
TMO Daily Observations: 2014-09-10

Apple seems to be moving away from its "i" prefix for new products, and that may be a sign that CEO Tim Cook is putting his own mark on the company. John Martellaro and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on why the i-name scheme is fading away, and they take a look at why Apple Pay doesn't pose the same potential security risks as iCloud.


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10:00
Band accuses Apple of ripping off their music video...

There was a lot to see during yesterday's epic Apple event, and it all started with a very cool video called "Perspective." The 2-minute clip is a pretty standard event-opening video for Apple, stating some principles the company believes in and...

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09:55
Apps: Ember, Geekbench, Tower
09:31
iPhone 6 & Apple Watch reveals lived up to the...

With the redesigned iPhone 6 expected to set new sales records this holiday season, the impending launch of the Apple Pay mobile wallet service expected to catch on with consumers, and next year's debut of the Apple Watch, analysts on Wall Street were largely satisfied with Apple's announcements this week.

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09:30
Kunin - Ninja in Training: high flying, sword...

Released today for iPhone and iPad users is the newest member of the "ninja cutting things up" family of games, Kunin - Ninja in Training. In the game, our little ninja perches on a single stalk of bamboo in the middle of a misty lagoon, while unseen...

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09:21
Where to buy the last iPod classics as Apple stops...

Now that the iPod classic, the last of Apple’s legacy clickwheel iPods, is no longer for sale from Apple, this might be your last chance to get your hands on the device. While you can’t get one from Apple, there are still a few spots to purchase remaining stock:

Walmart:

$239 160GB (Black)   $249 160GB (Silver)

Best Buy:

$239 160GB (Black)   $249 160GB (Silver)

Groupon:

$245 160GB (Black or Silver)

Amazon:

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09:19
Apple Pay to support Discover cards, collect fees...

Discover card holders will be able to make use of Apple Pay at some point, according to a Twitter post by the company. "We are in discussions with Apple to add Discover cards to Apple Pay in the future," the post reads. When Apple Pay was announced yesterday, only Visa, Mastercard, and American Express credit cards were mentioned. The service will also support debit cards....



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09:10
∞ Chase sends out mass Apple Pay mailing

JPMorgan Chase put out a mass mailing this morning trumpeting their newly announced Apple Pay partnership.

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09:09
How Apple makes money from Apple Pay

Bloomberg:

Apple Inc. will reap fees from banks when consumers use an iPhone in place of credit and debit cards for purchases, a deal that gives the handset maker a cut of the growing market for mobile payments, according to three people with knowledge of the arrangement.

Game changer.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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09:04
Sprint unveils iPhone for Life Plan

Sprint is certainly aggressive.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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09:00
Sprint announces new 'IPhone for Life'...

Following Apple's iPhone 6 announcement, US wireless carrier Sprint took the wraps off its new wireless service plan that'll allow subscribers to get a new iPhone every two years. The new "iPhone for Life" plan costs US$70 per month and includes...

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08:58
Macworld Lays Off Staffers, Closes Print Edition

Sad news: According to Macworld editors, IDG has shuttered the print edition of Macworld and laid off most of the staff. The macworld.com Web site will continue. Our condolences to the many fine editors and writers who are now looking for work.

 

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08:54
Apple reportedly ‘not happy’ with one day Watch...

 

Re/code is reporting that Apple is currently seeing about a day’s worth of battery life. The company was notably sheepish to mention anything specific, but internally Re/code says Apple’s current marketing strategy is that users charge it over night to get full use during daylight hours.

Interestingly, the report notes that Apple is unhappy with current performance and the situation is very much still in flux. Apparently, Apple is doing many different things to improve battery longevity, by the time the device launches in ‘early 2015′.

Things I've heard...

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08:51
Apple Watch users will need to recharge nightly,...

Though Apple was mum about battery life for its forthcoming wrist-worn accessory when it was announced on Tuesday, the company has since said that it expects people to charge it nightly, suggesting the battery life will offer about one day of operation.

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08:49
News: Apple announces App Bundles, Previews,...

Apple has introduced three new features for iOS Developers allowing them to more easily distribute, test, and promote their apps on the App Store. App Store Bundles will allow developers to bundle up to 10 of their apps into a single-priced bundle that users can purchase together at a reduced price. App Bundles can be purchased with a single tap, and all of the apps will appear individually on the customer’s device. A “Complete My Bundle”…

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08:46
9to5Toys Lunch Break: Staples GC 15% off, TRENDnet...

Be sure to follow 9to5Toys to keep up with the best gear and deals on the web: TwitterRSS FeedFacebookGoogle+ and Safari push notifications.

Today’s can’t miss deals:

$100 Staples gift card for $85: save 15% on electronics, office supplies, more

Amazon Gold Box...

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08:32
Analyst: Apple’s iPhone 6 to Drive Record Sales

Get ready for record breaking iPhone 6 sales. That's what Canaccord Genuity analyst Michael Walkley is expecting in part because he thinks many iPhone owners skipped the iPhone 5 and 5S cycle in anticipation of this year's models.

The Mac Observer Spin: Expecting high iPhone 6 sales seems like an easy bet considering how much interest there was going into yesterday's media event. We'll probably see tight inventory for the larger iPhone 6 Plus, but hopefully the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 will be easier to get ahold of.


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08:30
Business side of Apple's exclusive launch of U2...

As part of its iPhone and Watch unveiling, Apple also released U2's "Songs of Innocence" album for free to all its iTunes users. Though U2 will benefit from Apple's promotion of its latest release, the band is not giving its album away for free....

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08:10
Apple acquisition of Path 'essentially a done...

Apple is poised to announce an acquisition of the Path social network, says a source claimed to be within Apple's engineering team. "It's almost done, if not signed already, but it's essentially a done deal," the person observes. The source adds that Apple is interested in more than just talent, and wants Path to be incorporated partly or wholly into its Messages app....



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08:00
Flickr Find: An office meant for daydreaming

With ribbon windows and reflective glass desks, it's a wonder how iBSSR gets any work accomplished in his office. Even with a gorgeous iMac, it would be hard not to daydream while looking at these extremely impressive surroundings.

Did you know that...

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07:56
As expected, AppleCare+ arrives Down Under

 

As expected, Apple, alongside the new iPhones, has expanded the AppleCare+ Protection Plan service to Australia. Apple has been training its support staff and retail employees in Australia on AppleCare+ over the course of the past week. Unlike the previously standard plan, AppleCare+ provides support for up to two instances of accidental damage. Apple revamped its AppleCare offerings earlier this year. Apple has posted a legal-jargon-filled note on its Support website about the new...

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07:42
News: More on Apple Watch: Edition charger, iPhone...

More information on Apple Watch has surfaced after the product’s debut on Tuesday. A Yahoo Tech report reveals a number of details, including the fact that Apple Watch is water resistant, but not waterproof — you shouldn’t wear it in the pool or the shower. You can make phone calls from your wrist, using a wireless connection to your iPhone. Watch apps are loaded from the iPhone, and the watch has a feature referred to as “Ping…

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07:30
Sound Circle won't let you sleep

I love napping. I could make excuses about it making me more productive and alert, but the simple fact is that naps and sleeping are a great personal pleasure. It's not easy to nap just everywhere and at anytime. I find that "white noise" and...

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07:30
The Week in iPhone Cases: iPhone 6 cases debut

iPhone 6 cases are here!

With a whole new set of Apple gear just announced, this week’s roundup of new iPhone cases brings you a selection of protective accessories made just for those new handsets.

BuQu Tech

The PowerArmour (iPhone 6; $80) protects your new handset from drops and impacts while doubling its battery life with a built-in power pack.

To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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07:24
Apple to collect swipe fees from banks for Apple Pay...

Apple's new Apple Pay system has the potential to become a huge revenue driver, as the iPhone maker has reportedly reached agreements with its partner banks to take a cut of the revenue earned from so-called "swipe fees" when consumers make purchases through the platform.

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07:23
LaCie refreshes d2 drive line with Thunderbolt 2,...

Seagate's LaCie today announced the latest evolution of its d2 desktop storage line. The latest LaCie d2 features a new all–aluminum unibody enclosure, dual Thunderbolt 2, and USB 3.0. Plus, LaCie designed the d2 Thunderbolt 2 to be upgradable with a SSD daughterboard, which boosts speeds up to 1150 MB/s when the SSD is accessed....



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07:23
Apple Launches New iCloud Pricing with 1TB Storage...

Apple announced new iCloud storage pricing was coming during its WWDC keynote presentation earlier this year, and for the first time we get to see just how much the company thinks a terabyte of online storage is worth. Users who need a full TB of iCloud storage will be paying US$19.99 a month, or twice what Dropbox users pay for the same amount.

The Mac Observer Spin: It's good to see iCloud get 500GB and 1TB storage options. Whether or not Apple's users see those as reasonably priced options remains to be seen considering Dropbox's 1TB option costs half as much.


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07:14
Your iPhone 5s/5c is officially old hat: Apple...

There’s a pretty good chance that you’re now looking at your iPhone 5c/5s with anger and disgust thanks to yesterday’s iPhone 6 announcement. The good news is that Apple will now accept these models for trade as part of its in-store Reuse and Recycle program. You’ll have to have an Apple Store employee run a trade-in quote on their EasyPay device for a specific value, but you can get a ballpark figure for your device by comparing it to the $310 we know a 16GB iPhone 5s (AT&T locked) is worth.

Although trading your iPhone in at an Apple store is extremely convenient, you should refer to our iPhone 6 trade-in guide if you’re looking to get the most money back. If you have an older iPhone (4/4s) and Verizon is your carrier of choice, then you’ll most...

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07:10
Fear not lefties, Apple Watch is reversible for left...

Lefties fear not, Apple has now confirmed that its new Apple Watch wearable will indeed be reversible for users that prefer the watch on their right wrist.

When Apple unveiled the device and focused a lot of time on the “Digital Crown” dial used for many navigation features on the watch, left-handed individuals were left wondering whether or not the device could be flipped around (with the UI reorienting itself) to wear on the right wrist and still have access to the digital crown and single button using their left hand. That’s because simply moving the watch to the right wrist without any changes would result in reaching over (and blocking) the display with your left hand...

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07:07
Swift programming language reaches GM status for iOS

The Swift programming language has attained gold master status for iOS, Apple has announced. "You can now submit your apps that use Swift to the App Store. Whether your app uses Swift for a small feature or a complete application, now is the time to share your app with the world. It's your turn to excite everyone with your new creations," the company adds....



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07:00
Botnet Twists the Knife in iCloud Security


Hot on the heels of hackers stealing celebrities' nude photos from their iCloud accounts and posting them on the Web comes news that iCloud users are being targeted again -- this time by a botnet. The Kelihos botnet is sending emails purporting to be from Apple, informing targets they have purchased the film Lane Splitter through their iTunes account using a PC or other device not previously linked to their Apple ID, Symantec reported. It asks them to provide the ID information.

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07:00
Why Apple's live video stream was a complete...

Apple's media event offered no shortage of exciting announcements, but folks hoping to catch the product unveilings live as they happened via Apple's very own livestream were left sorely disappointed.

To be blunt, Apple's effort to livestream...

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06:50
News: Philips debuts first Lightning connector...

Philips has debuted the first Lightning connector headphones, Fidelio M2L. According to Pocket-lint, Philips claims the headphones can deliver high-quality 24-bit audio using built-in DAC and amplification. The Fidelio M2L headphones use two 40mm speaker drivers and are said to offer noise isolated audio with dynamic bass. Philips’ Fidelio M2L will be available in December for €250 (about $323)....

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06:43
Apple Releases New iCloud Storage Plans

Apple has radically increased the amount of iCloud storage available to purchase and dropped the price per gigabyte. But as welcome as these changes are, they still pale in comparison to offers from Dropbox and Google Drive.

 

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06:30
It's dragon popping time in Dragon Poppers

Dragon Poppers is a puzzle game where you try to clear the board of dragons by setting off a chain reaction eliminating other dragons in a horizontal and vertical pattern. The game starts out with 105 levels in the first pack, but there are over 800...

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06:27
Fujifilm gives X-T1 a graphite silver makeover, adds...

Fujifilm has launched a second retro-inspired camera, as a marginally-upgraded version of the X-T1 from January. The X-T1 Graphite Silver adds a triple-layer coating to the camera, giving it a graphite appearance to its weather-sealed magnesium body, with the external alterations also accompanied by a number of internal improvements on the original model....



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06:24
Jay Carney joining CNN after reportedly being...

Former White House Press Secretary for the Obama Administration Jay Carney is joining CNN as a political commenter, Politico reports. The announcement was made by the cable network and Carney today.

“I’m thrilled to be joining CNN at a time when there is so much happening in the nation and the world,” Carney said in a statement.

Carney’s move to CNN surely means the end to reports that the former White House Press Secretary is in the running for Apple’s top PR spot vacated by now-retired Katie Cotton. Re/code reported earlier this year that Carney was among the top candidates in the running for...

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06:24
Printable iPhone 6 pre-order picker can help you...

If you weren't among the chosen few who got to handle Apple's new iPhones at the company's special event Tuesday, blindly choosing the right size iPhone 6 to pre-order later this week could prove stressful. But a new printable iPhone pre-order picker may offer a helping hand.

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06:22
News: Apple to get a cut from payments made via...

As part of its new payments system, Apple will be collecting fees from banks, Bloomberg reports. A number of banks, including JPMorgan Chase & Co., Bank of America, and Citigroup have all agreed to integrate their cards into the system, and Apple has apparently reached individual deals with various banks to collect a fee for each transaction made through Apple Pay. Neither Apple nor any of the key banks have commented on the specific arrangements,…

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06:19
First headphones to use Lightning port announced –...

When Apple quietly created a new MFi spec for headphones, allowing them to connect via the Lightning port rather than the headphone jack to deliver higher-quality audio, everyone expected Apple-owned Beats to be first to take advantage of it. But instead Philips has, ah, beaten them to it … 

The Philips Fidelio M2L uses a built-in 24-bit digital-analogue converter and amplifier to provide higher-quality audio than delivered by the iPhone’s own DAC chip. Philips also says that the Lightning connection...

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06:12
How to Get Your Free U2 Album

Apple announced that it’s giving away a free copy of U2’s latest album, “Songs of Innocence,” to every iTunes customer. Here’s how to claim yours before time runs out on 13 October 2014.

 

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06:12
Apple Releases iTunes 11.4 with iOS 8 Support

Apple released iTunes 11.4 for the Mac and Windows on Tuesday with support for next week's release of iOS 8 for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The update will let users sync movies, music, and other content with devices running iOS 8.


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06:09
∞ The Apple Watch and the battle of fashion and...

Fashion is tricky. Some looks emerge white hot but don’t look great in history’s rear view mirror, others stand the test of time.

The Apple Watch is a marriage of form and functionality and has to answer to two masters. It has to pass muster as fashion and has to pack a lot of functionality into a small form factor. [Read More...]

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06:07
Discover in talks to join Apple Pay, Swift goes GM...

Apple might soon have all four major U.S. card issuers on board with its new Apple Pay service, as Discover confirmed on Tuesday that the firm is in talks to sign on. Meanwhile, Apple's new Swift programming language has hit version 1.0 as iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite near release.

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06:00
Apple will reportedly receive a small percentage...

Apple yesterday introduced a new mobile payment platform dubbed Apple Pay that will enable iPhone 6 users to seamlessly pay for goods and services without having to take out a credit card. Instead, a simple and subtle wave of one's iPhone next to a...

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05:59
Philips announces Fidelo M2L, the first-ever Apple...

The first-ever Lightning-connected headphones for iOS devices are coming from Philips, offering 24-bit digital to analog conversion thanks to the use of Apple's proprietary connector.

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05:54
Opinion: Is the Apple Watch a hit or a miss?

With Apple finally taking the wraps off the long anticipated Apple Watch people have already started to ask whether it is a hit or a miss. While we will reserve our final judgement on the Apple Watch until we are able to put it through some extensive testing, Apple gave the device comprehensive coverage during its September 9 event coupled with lots of information about the Apple Watch on its redesigned website. There is probably enough evidence out there in the cold light of day to start formulating some early thoughts on the device....



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05:45
Security researcher says many of his iOS ‘backdoor’...

Jonathan Zdziarski, who flared up the initial round of iOS surveillance claims a couple of months ago, is now reporting that some of these flaws have been rectified with iOS 8. Apple said that these services were used for debugging purposes, and had no connection to government agencies. It then proceeded to detail these processes in a support note.

Zdziarski’s post explains that many issues have been addressed, particularly with File Relay. Before, this service blindly sent data from the device to an external source, without authentication. In iOS 8, he says that the service has...

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05:45
Safari for the Mac: Finding the Wallpaper File

When you choose "Use Image as Desktop Picture" in Safari, where does that file live? How do you get to the image on your Mac if you can't find it again on the Web? We're here to tell you how and to answer all of your questions. Well, not ALL of them. No, we don't know what the meaning of life is.


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05:35
We’re not the only ones used to calling it the...

I tweeted earlier that it’s going to take a while to get used to referring to the Apple Watch instead of iWatch, and it seems I’m in good company. As The Verge noted, even Tim Cook said iWatch during his ABC News interview when talking about US jobs created by the company.

Developers writing applications for iPhone and iPad and Mac and now, of course, as of today, the iWatch

The question is, was the slip-up because Cook spends too much time reading tech sites, or was it that Apple originally intended to release it as the iWatch, having a change of mind some way down the line?

you think 'iTouch' is bad?

'iWatch' will be...

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05:30
Follow local schools with USA Today High School...

We have seen a real surge of interest in high school sports over the last several years. The growth spurt coincides with the big increase in coverage of major college recruiting in basketball and especially football. Now with the USA Today High...

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05:19
∞ Jony Ive talks Apple Watch after the keynote

[VIDEO] Following yesterday’s keynote, and after the regular press had all gone, ABC News’ David Muir had a chance to talk about the Apple Watch with Apple Senior Vice President of Design, Jony Ive.

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05:07
Fujifilm adds hybrid viewfinder with electronic...

Fujufilm has announced an update to the X100 compact camera, ahead of Photokina. The X100T is similar to its predecessor in being a premium compact camera with a fixed lens, though the shooter notably has a hybrid viewfinder with an electronic rangefinder, allowing the camera to add an overlay showing a small area to aid in keeping focus on the subject....



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05:02
Discover cards joining Amex, Mastercard and Visa in...

Discover has tweeted that its cards will be joining Amex, Mastercard and Visa in the Apple Pay service, allowing electronic versions of its cards to be stored in Passbook for contactless payment using the iPhone 6 and Apple Watch.

@AppleholicAnon Hi! no need to worry! We are in discussions with Apple to add Discover cards to Apple Pay in the future. *Kimber


  (@Discover) September 09, 2014

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05:00
LaCie announces d2 Thunderbolt 2 drive w/ new design...

LaCie is out today with the new d2 Thunderbolt 2 drive featuring a new design with a smaller footprint and an optional SSD upgrade for adding faster storage to the mix. The new LaCie d2 is an up-to-6TB hard drive spec’d at 7200 RPM with speeds up to 220 MB/s and two Thunderbolt 2 ports alongside a USB 3 port. Aside from the new design, part of the LaCie d2’s story is the option to add a solid state drive to the package with a user-upgradable solid state drive panel from LaCie to make the d2 even faster and more capable. LaCie says the optional SSD upgrade offers a theoretical speed boost from 220 MB/s to 1150 MB/s for data transfer:

To multiply speeds by a factor of five, users can install the LaCie d2 SSD Upgrade (sold separately). The upgrade increases speeds up to 1150 MB/s*** and adds 128 GB of PCIe SSD storage. This...

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04:44
∞ Finding the new U2 album Apple gave away at the...

If you made it to the very end of yesterday’s keynote (not easy, given the stream stuttering and Mandarin overdub), you got the chance to watch U2 perform live and Tim Cook give away the new U2 album to all comers.

Finding the album can be a bit tricky, though. If that’s you, click through to the original post for instructions.

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04:22
Gold is best – the combined jewelry box &...

We don’t yet know the price of the 18-karat gold Apple Watch Edition, but it doesn’t require psychic powers to know that it isn’t going to be cheap. KGH analyst Ming-Chi Kuo’s prediction of the most expensive model costing “several thousand dollars” is probably exaggerated, but may not be quite as far-fetched as it seemed.

David Pogue shared one of the things Apple didn’t mention on stage but did reveal during press demonstrations afterwards … 

The fanciest model, the gold Apple Phone Edition, comes in a gorgeous jewelry box — which doubles...

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03:55
Apple demonstrates just how quick & easy Apple...

After launching its new mobile wallet service Apple Pay during yesterday’s keynote, the company gave demos afterwards, TechCrunch sharing a video.

The card you have registered with your Apple ID becomes your default card, but you can add others by using the camera on the iPhone 6 to identify it. The iPhone requests permission from your bank, and the card is then added to Passbook … 

Using your default card at a compatible contactless payment terminal is as simple as holding out your iPhone. Once it is within range of the terminal, it automatically opens...

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03:30
iOS 8 FAQ: What we know about Apple's next-...

Given iOS 7’s major visual overhaul last year, it wouldn’t have been surprising if Apple decided to take a step back and focus on small under-the-hood improvements in iOS 8. But that didn’t happen: iOS 8 looks like it’ll be every bit the game-changer that its predecessor was.

But this time, the focus is on system features and app improvements more than visual tweaks. In particular, the impending update will see a seismic foundational shift in the way apps communicate with each other, opening the door to a richer, more colorful experience for all Apple’s mobile users.

Make no mistake: There’s a lot of new stuff in iOS 8. Here’s what we know about it so far.

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Tuesday September 9

23:19
Sprint announces new 'iPhone for Life'...

Sprint has announced a new option for iPhone users or potential buyers on its network with a new program, "iPhone for Life," that allows users to rent, rather than purchase, an iPhone model and routinely upgrade it every two years by simply adding $20 per month to their existing or new plan. New Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure explained that the $20 monthly fee would be for a base model, but customers save on financing or paying full price on the device by avoiding sales tax....



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23:09
Outtakes from Tuesday’s Apple’s event: A day in...

CN.dart.call("xrailTop", {sz:"300x250", kws:["top"], collapse: true});CUPERTINO, CA—When Apple hosts an event, people listen up. So on September 9, the company's event at the Silicon Valley-based Flint Center for the Performing Arts attracted a rabble of journalists, corporate partners, and a small handful of protesters shouting about working conditions in Apple's factories.

You've no doubt heard about the announcement of Apple's new hardware line, which includes the iPhone 6 and the (huge) iPhone 6 Plus...

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22:46
Rumor: Apple in late-stage talks to buy Path social...

According to a report late Tuesday, Apple is on the verge of announcing an acquisition of social network and corresponding app Path, possibly in a bid to restart a branded platform after the failure of Ping.

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22:35
Jony Ive discusses Apple Watch design in new ABC...

Earlier this week, ABC News teased an exclusive look at Apple’s newly-revealed product lineup. Today, the network put the first clip from that segment online, giving viewers a peek at an interiew with Tim Cook conducted right after the press event. Now ABC anchor David Muir has posted another clip, this time featuring Apple’s design...

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22:20
Cook on Tuesday announcements: Steve would be '...

In interviews with the Wall Street Journal and ABC News' David Muir, Apple CEO Tim Cook reiterated many of the sentiments expressed during the Tuesday press even that introduced the two new iPhone 6 models, the Apple Watch wearable and the Apple Pay mobile payments system. He also, however, had a few words in response to questions, ranging from his thoughts on Steve Jobs in the three years since his passing, and how the iPhone 6 will trigger "the mother of all upgrades."...



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22:15
Review: Narrative Clip

With the advent of social media technology, people have been searching for new ways to share the events of their daily lives. Be it an exciting event or a normal day, there is a need to share words or pictures with friends. When it comes to pictures, people don't always take the opportunity to snap a picture as things happen with a camera or smartphone. A possible solution is to always wear a camera to catch events as they happen, even those people don't know are happening. Once such device hit the market called the Narrative Clip, a small camera that takes a photo every 30 seconds. But does t...



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22:03
Apple rumored to be in acquisition talks with Path...


Apple tried to get social with the iTunes Ping network in 2010. Things didn’t work out so well. (Image via Wired)

Apple and social networking don’t have such a great history, but the Cupertino tech firm is ready to give it another go, if new rumors regarding a potential acquisition of the Path social app are true. According to PandoDaily, Apple is already in talks with the mobile social network and the merger is “essentially a done deal.”

Path, for the uninitiated, is a mobile-only social networking app launched in 2010 that features...

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21:21
Briefly: Netflix adds Post-Play to Chromecast, new...

TV and movie streaming platform Netflix has announced that its Post-Play feature is now available for use with Google Chromecast devices. Netflix "casted" to Chromecast is now capable of playing the next episode in a TV series automatically after the end of an episode. Customers using Android or iOS devices sending content to a Chromecast dongle can utilize this function as they already have been able to when viewing Netflix on their device alone. PC support is expected to be made available in the future....



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21:09
Apple keynote recap: What you need to know (Video)

The day we’ve all been waiting for is finally here. Apple has officially introduced its new iPhone lineup and announced an entirely new product in the wearables department. There was quite a bit of information between most of the major announcements from today, and because of that, we thought it would be helpful to condense the “need to know” information into a short video…

Apple has finally introduced the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and a 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus to fulfill the needs of different users. The iPhone 6 lineup will be available for preorder on Sept. 12, 2014...

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20:39
Apple Watch: First impressions from an afternoon...

Earlier today, Apple showed off its highly anticipated watch, the first completely new product category from Apple since Steve Jobs showed off the iPad in 2010. AppleInsider was there live, among the first to get their hands on Apple's major push into the wearable devices market

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20:34
Inside Apple’s live event stream failure, and why it...

Streaming Media:

Apple’s live stream of the unveiling of the iPhone 6 and Watch was a disaster today right from the start, with many users like myself having problems trying to watch the event. While at first I assumed it must be a capacity issue pertaining to Akamai, a deeper look at the code on Apple’s page and some other elements from the event shows that decisions made by Apple pertaining to their website, and problems with how they setup storage on Amazon’s S3 service, contributed the biggest problems to the event.

Interesting take on the utter disaster that was the streaming video of this morning’s event.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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20:28
Apple Watch is first device category developed under...

In a pair of interviews with ABC News following Tuesday's big hardware debut, Apple CEO Tim Cook and SVP of Design Jony Ive discussed the trials and tribulations of designing the company's first wearable device.

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20:00
Reviews: Narrative Clip

With the advent of social media technology, people have been searching for new ways to share the events of their daily lives. Be it an exciting event or a normal day, there is a need to share words or pictures with friends. When it comes to pictures, people don't always take the opportunity to snap a picture as things happen with a camera or smartphone. A possible solution is to always wear a cam ......

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19:55
Briefly: iPhone 6 leather holster, PowerArmour...

WaterField Designs has announced its new case for iPhone 6, the Spinn leather holster. Composed of full-grain leather, the Spinn case features a patent-pending wheel designed to keep one's headphones organized and untangled. The interior of the case is lined with scratch-free Ultrasuede for added cushioning protection, and cleans the iPhone's screen when inserted and removed from the case. Available in black, "chocolate" or "grizzly", the Spinn leather holster is can be pre-ordered now for $60 as is and $70 with an added belt clip. Shipping is due to begin in October....



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19:10
Briefly: iTunes updated to v11.4; two new Apple TV...

Apple on Tuesday updated its iTunes software for Macs running Snow Leopard (10.6.8) and higher (as well as for Windows users) so that it will work with mobile devices running iOS 8, in advance of the latter's September 17 arrival. The update also benefits developers and Appleseed testers who have been working with iOS 8 for some time already, in preparation for its release. The release notes simply say that the update allows users "to sync movies, music, and more to devices running iOS 8." It is available through Software Update....



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19:00
The Apple Watch isn't waterproof

Well, that's a bit of a bummer. Given coatings like Liquipel, I'm a bit surprised to learn via David Pogue's article that the Apple Watch will be water resistant, but not waterproof. As Apple explained to Pogue, you can wear the watch in the rain,...

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18:36
How Apple made the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus ready...

Rumors were confirmed on Tuesday when Apple launched the new iPhone lineup, with the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus landing squarely in "phablet" territory. But the company included some special user interface tweaks to make the added real estate manageable.

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18:10
Sprint debuts new ‘iPhone for Life’ plan with...

Sprint has debuted a new iPhone-exclusive plan that allows users to “rent” an iPhone for two years, then upgrade to the newest model for $70 a month (via Bloomberg). The plan allows users to get the latest Apple smartphone for no money down and no tax, then pay $50 a month for unlimited data, texting, and calling, plus $20 each month for the phone, for a total of $70 monthly.

After two years, users will be able to switch to the newest iPhone model. However, because the phone is only being “rented” from the carrier, it must be returned in at the time...

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18:04
Apple to release iOS 8 on September 17

Ars Technica:

Apple has officially announced a release date for iOS 8, the latest version of the operating system that powers iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches. The new software launches on September 17, and as we’ve written before it will be available on the iPhone 4S, 5, 5C, and 5S; the iPad 2, both Retina iPads, the iPad Air, and both iPad minis; the fifth-generation iPod touch; and all revisions of the third-generation Apple TV.

This was almost lost among the news of all the other cool things Apple announced today.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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18:00
Analysis: Apple's media unveiling of the iPhone...

A great deal of conversation between the MacNN and Electronista staff happens behind the scenes, especially when something like keynotes are ongoing. This week's annual Apple mobile announcement is no different. Writers Mike and Jordan, along with editor Charles, tackle some of the issues surrounding the mass-media Apple reveal that Tim Cook helmed today, showing the iPhone 6 family, and the Apple Watch....



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18:00
Tim Cook: Work on the Apple Watch began after Steve...

In a short video interview ABC News anchor David Muir conducted with Tim Cook following today's Apple Watch announcement, the Apple CEO talked a bit about the impact Steve Jobs had on him and Apple at large. Echoing a statement he's made on a number...

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17:55
Springseed Cultivates Note-Taking Simplicity


Springseed is a simple note-taking app for Linux that features full Markdown language support. Most Linux note and text-editing tools do not incorporate Markdown symbols. The real beauty of this feature is that you do not have to use it. You still have a minimalistic yet very efficient note-taking tool that doubles as a Markdown editor.
The Markdown language, created in 2004, lets you write easy-to-use codes in plain text format. This method lets you convert the text to structurally valid XHTML or HTML display if needed.

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17:41
Apple Paying U2 and Universal Lump Sum for Free ‘...

Apple paid Irish veteran U2 an undisclosed lump sum for the privilege of giving away the band's new album, Songs of Innocence. U2 and its frontman, Bono, joined Apple CEO Tim Cook on stage during the "Wish We Could Tell You More" media event on Tuesday, where they announced that iTunes account holders can get the album for free.


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