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Thursday September 1

Podcast 523: Nothing is certain but new iPhones and...

OK, now we're getting somewhere. Apple confirmed its next press event, where we expect Tim Cook and Friends to formally unveil the next iPhone (iPhone 7, iPhone 6SE, iPhone Super Pro All Star, whatever it's called), and possibly-hopefully-dare-we-say-probably a new Apple Watch. We're stoked.

In less rah-rah news, Apple has also found itself in hot water with the European Commission over the peanuts it pays in corporate taxes in Ireland. Apple of course vigorously denies the charges, but we don't find its explanations so reassuring. This story isn't going anywhere, so we'll keep an eye on it.

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USB Type-C Connector delivers HDMI signals to 4K/...

Good news for Apple MacBook users: HDMI Licensing, LLC is releasing the HDMI Alternate Mode (“Alt Mode”) developed by the HDMI founders for the USB Type-C Specification. 

This will allow HDMI-enabled source devices to utilize a USB Type-C connector as found on the 12-inch Mac laptop (and almost certainly on new Macs to be introduced before year’s end) to directly connect to HDMI-enabled displays, and deliver native HDMI signals over a simple cable without the need for adapters or dongles.

Rob Tobias, president of HDMI Licensing says HDMI Alt Mode will support the full range of HDMI 1.4b features such as: resolutions up to 4K, Audio Return Channel (ARC), 3D, HDMI Ethernet Channel, and Consumer Electronic Control (CEC). The HDMI cable...

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Can Apple Beat Snapchat and Instagram at Their Video...

Snapchat and Instagram, look out. Apple has you in its sights. The company reportedly is working on a video-sharing app with features similar to those found in Snapchat and Instagram. The app, which could arrive in 2017, will allow users of Apple devices to record a video, apply filters and draw on it, then share it with others on a variety of social networks. Ease of use and quickness are paramount in the software's design. Users can perform most of its functions with one hand -- shooting, editing and uploading videos in less than a minute.

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Misfit debuts Apple-exclusive Ray fitness tracker...

Wearable device maker Misfit on Thursday unveiled new color options for its Shine 2 and Ray fitness trackers, the latter of which is slated to arrive at Apple's retail stores this fall in Apple-inspired colors.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook on EU Apple Tax Case: 'Total...

Earlier this week, Apple was ordered to pay a record sum of 13 billion euros plus interest after the EU said Ireland illegally slashed the iPhone make's tax bill. At the time, Tim Cook found the accusations "baseless." In a new interview, he had more things to say:A war of words has erupted between Europe's competition chief and Apple CEO Tim Cook after Ireland was ordered to reclaim $14.5 billion in back taxes from the company. Cook, in an interview with the Irish Independent, labelled Brussels' competition chief Margrethe Vestager's decision as "total political crap." He claimed Ireland was being "picked on" and that he hoped to see the Irish government launch an appeal against the ruling. Vestager refuted that claim when quizzed by reporters on Thursday. "This is a decision based on the facts of the case. The figures that we used in our decision are the figures that we got from Apple themselves," she said. "There are very, very few figures in the public domain. More transparency...

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9to5Toys Lunch Break: Portable Apple Watch Stand $8...

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This foldable aluminum Apple Watch stand is perfect for travel: $8 Prime shipped (Reg. $16)

Give your Mac a speed boost w/ Samsung’s best-selling 850 EVO 500GB Solid-State Drive...

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Paracable Lightning cables: Built to last

Paracable Lightning cable. Image ©2016 Steven Sande

Sick of wimpy Lightning cables that end up breaking or fraying after a few months of use? Paracable's Lightning cables (US$23.95) are designed to put up with a lot of use and abuse, and although they may cost a bit more than your average discount cables, they'll probably be working well after Lightning is no longer Apple's connector of choice. Let's take a look!


As the name implies, each Paracable is wrapped with paracord, What's paracord? Per Wikipedia: "Parachute cord (also paracord or 550 cord when referring to type-III paracord) is a lightweight nylon kernmantle rope originally used in the suspension lines of parachutes. This cord is useful for many other tasks and is now used as a general purpose utility cord by both military personnel and civilians. This versatile cord was even used by astronauts...

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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 bursting battery shipment stop...

The hold on Samsung Galaxy Note 7 shipments because of quality issues that began on Wednesday may escalate to a wider consumer recall for the device, according to reports out of South Korea.

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Apple gives a sneak peek of Siri's powers in...

Some people use Siri all the time, but if you’re anything like me, you consider your iPhone voice assistant pretty useless. That’s about to change in iOS 10, which we expect to roll out this month, and Apple is highlighting all the ways Siri is going to change your life.

OK, maybe the changes aren’t that dramatic, but Apple is opening Siri to third-party developers with iOS 10, and the company offered a preview this week of how early partners are putting your iPhone’s personal assistant to work.

To start, SiriKit only supports six categories of third-party apps: photo search, workouts, ride-hailing, payments, messaging, and audio/video calling. If you were expecting to use Siri...

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Apple prepares to open first Mexico store & new...

Apple is preparing for upcoming openings of two new notable retail stores including its first in Mexico and its second store in Cologne, Germany.


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Apple Watch 2 components show ‘noticeably thinner’...

We’re expecting to see Apple introduce the Apple Watch 2 alongside the iPhone 7 at next week’s September 7 event, and now alleged components from the updated watch are finally starting to leak. Apple Watch 2 is expected to look like the current model and feature a faster processor and gain GPS, and a new video from international electronics shop Byte gives us a new look at a few other details that could change with Apple Watch 2.



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Make the Mac App Store check for updates more...

Great little tip for those of us who want/need to know about the latest updates as soon as possible.

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Deals: Up to $150 off 13" MacBook Pros; 21...

Heading into the Labor Day weekend, shoppers can save $100-$150 on 13" MacBook Pros with no tax outside NY. Or save $120 on Apple's current 21" iMac 4K. Those looking for a larger screen can also pick up a Late 2014 27" iMac 5K (3.5GHz, 8GB, 1TB FUS, M290X) for $1,699.

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∞ Trucks carrying wind turbine blades to a mountain...

I’ve often wondered how 172 ft long, 12 ton wind turbine blades get to the tops of mountains. This video shows how they do it in China.

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Repair shop claims to have 'Apple Watch 2...

A questionable source has materialized claiming to have pieces of the new "Apple Watch 2," including a Force Touch gasket, a revamped screen assembly, and a larger battery.

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The best calendar apps for iPhone and iPad

My life isn’t busy enough to need a powerful calendar app but I have used and liked Fantastical in the past.

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“It is total political crap” – Apple chief Tim Cook

Unusually strong words (for him) from Apple’s CEO.

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New USB-C-to-HDMI spec will enable adapter-free...

The company responsible for licensing the HDMI specification on Thursday introduced the "HDMI Alternate Mode" for USB-C, which should allow devices like Apple's 12-inch MacBook to connect displays without the help of an adapter.

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HDMI to USB-C without adapters now possible as more...

USB-C first debuted in Macs last year with the 12-inch Retina MacBook, and this fall even more Macs are expected to adopt the new standard port. While the MacBook is a lightweight machine (both physically and in terms of workload), MacBook Pro uses will expect wider functionality without adapters if USB-C replaces ports available on current hardware.

Add HDMI to the list of ports USB-C can now easily replace. The group behind the HDMI standard today shared that it’s now possible to connect HDMI and USB-C directly. Manufacturers will have to produce the cables, of course, but the new HDMI Alt Mode makes it possible. Previously, USB-C to HDMI required a...

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Opinion: How Apple is likely PR-managing the loss of...

Apple has never been afraid to declare that technology has moved on, and that something we all thought of as essential is now legacy equipment. It did this first with the 3.5-inch floppy drive, omitting it from the iMac G3 in 1998 because Steve Jobs held the view that the CD-ROM had rendered the medium obsolete.

Apple was also one of the first companies to abandon optical drives, with the MacBook Air being the first Mac to launch without one in 2008. The company of course later dropped optical drives from the Retina MacBook Pro, Mac mini, and iMac.

Finally, in launching the 12-inch MacBook, Apple also declared that every prior port except the headphone socket was no longer necessary.

Each time Apple has done this, there have been anguished complaints and negative press. Apple has weathered the storm each time, and other manufacturers tended to quietly follow Apple’s lead a little later. But in seemingly planning to abandon the oldest and best-...

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IDC predicts a rebound in iPhone sales in 2017 with...

Worldwide smartphone shipments are expected to reach 1.46 billion units with a year-over-year growth rate of 1.6% in 2016 according to the latest forecast from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker

The rumored removal of the headphone jack on an “iPhone 7” and the expectation of a significant hardware refresh in 2017 – the tenth anniversary of the iPhone – are contributors to the first full-year decline in iPhone shipments in 2016. However, IDC does expect a rebound in 2017 and beyond as iPhones reach nearly a quarter billion units in 2020.

In terms of share, IDC doesn’t expect much to change as Android will maintain greater than 85% of the smartphone market

Although smartphone growth remains positive, it is down significantly from the 10.4% growth in 2015, according to IDC. Much of the slowdown is attributed to...

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DJI's Osmo Mobile swaps dedicated camera for...

Just days after announcing the Osmo+, DJI on Thursday launched yet another handheld stabilizer, the Osmo Mobile, substituting a dedicated camera with a user's own smartphone.

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bulbae launches charging dock series for upcoming...

Apple hasn’t confirmed an “iPhone 7” or “Apple Watch” 2 — though they’re expected to debut at an Sept. 7 media event — but that hasn’t stopped bulbae from announcing the launch of the Executive Collection, a series of three Apple Watch and iPhone Charging Docks that offer dual charging for both the smartphone and smartwatch.

Both docks suspend the Apple Watch off of the ground allowing the magnetic charger and Apple Watch to self-align easier than before, according to the folks at bulb. The floating design also means Apple Watch Dock and iPhone + Apple Watch Dock are compatible with the growing number of loop and two-piece style Apple Watch bands.

An edgeless design gives iPhone Dock and Apple Watch + iPhone Dock expansive compatibility with Lightning cable enabled iPads and iPhones and also allows use with most protective cases. The entire executive Collection features curved polished...

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Massive Data Breach Puts French Sub Maker in...

Officials in France and India have launched investigations of a massive data breach involving thousands of documents belonging to defense industry contractor DCNS, which was scheduled to deliver six Scorpene-class submarines to the Indian navy later this year. Hackers stole more than 22,000 pages of documents that included detailed technical information on the vessels, some of which was published online. DCNS acknowledged it was aware of the press coverage of the leak about the Indian Scorpene submarine project.

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Feds, lobbyists draw battle lines over Apple's...

Most U.S. officials are lining up to fight the $14.5 billion E.U. tax edict with support from assorted talking heads, but the battle appears to be more about which taxation agency the money belongs to, rather than actual support for Apple.

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Microsoft delays Sunrise calendar's death to...

At the eleventh hour, the popular Sunrise calendar app’s execution has been stayed—though not permanently.

Microsoft purchased Sunrise’s parent company in February 2015 to bolster Outlook’s capabilities. And in a post last October, Microsoft confirmed plans to kill Sunrise, though it promised that “We will leave Sunrise in market until its features are fully integrated into Outlook, the exact timing of which we will communicate in advance.” This past March, the Sunrise blog confirmed that the app would be shut down completely on August 31.

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Sonnet announces Dual-Port SFP+ 10 Gigabit Ethernet...

Sonnet Technologies has announced the Twin 10G SFP+ Thunderbolt 2 to Dual-Port SFP+ 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) adapter, solution for adding 10GbE network connectivity to any Mac with Thunderbolt 2 or Thunderbolt ports.

Featuring 20Gbps Thunderbolt 2 technology, the Twin 10G SFP+ allows users to connect their computers to high-speed network infrastructure and storage systems using the 10GbE standard, which offers up to 10 times the performance of Gigabit Ethernet, the common wired network connection included with many computers. 

It’s equipped with two SFP+ sockets, allowing users to select either short-range (up to 300 meters) or long-range (up to 10 kilometers) SFP+ transceivers (sold separately), and connect their computers to a switch or other 10GbE interface via LC fiber optic cables (sold separately) at long distances. Users may also select Twinax direct-attach copper cables for connections up to 10 meters...

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Apple’s wrap around display patent adds validity to...

A newly granted Apple patent (number 9,367,095) for an “electronic device with a wrap around display” will only further fuel speculation that “iPhone 8” in 2018 will sport a, well, wraparound display. 

In the patent filing, Apple notes that, in the last few years the functionality of portable electronic devices has increased “exponentially” and that further improvements be realized by investigating ways to maximize the utility of unused portions of these devices. 

Apple says the majority of portable electronic devices have settled into a standard form factor; namely a flat planar form factor with a display on one side and an opaque housing which contains the electrical components covering the rear surface of the device. This popular form factor leaves the sides and rear surfaces of the device unused or at best configured with buttons and switches with fixed location and functionality, the company adds. 

Since many of these buttons and switches...

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Plex apps add DVR feature for capturing free over-...

Popular media server Plex is today announcing a new a DVR feature that enables recording of free over-the-air content using a digital antenna and digital tuner.


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Latest alleged 'iPhone 7 Plus' packaging...

Whether legitimate leaks or simple fakes, photos claiming to show the packaging for Apple's anticipated "iPhone 7" series continue to surface, with the latest shot suggesting some "iPhone 7 Plus" models could come bundled with new wireless earbuds dubbed "AirPods" [updated with a clearer picture].

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NetMarketShare: Mac OS X and iOS were both down in...

According to the latest market share survey from NetMarketShare, the market share for Mac OS X dipped again in August, while iOS rose a bit.

According to the report, among desktop operating systems, Mac OS X had 7.37% of the global market share in August, down from 7.87% percent in July (that’s global market share; in the US it’s over 13%). April 2016’s 9.2% was an all-time high, according to NetMarketShare’s measurements. Windows remains dominant with 90.52% as of August.

iOS had 27.20% of the mobile operating system market share in August, down from 27.84% in July. This compares to 66.87% for Android, 2.30% for Windows Phone, and 1.62% for Java ME. The all-time high for iOS was in July 2012 with 65.94%.

NetMarketShares’ monthly surveys don’t measure market share in terms of computer systems sold. Instead they sample data from visitors to some 40,000 web sites operated by their clients. And note that...

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Tim Cook: EU ruling on Apple’s back taxes is ‘total...

C’mon, Tim, tell us what you really think! Apple CEO Tim Cook has branded the European Commission ruling that Apple must repay 13 billion euros ($14.5 billion) in back taxes “total political crap.”

Speaking to the Irish Independent, he claimed Ireland had been "picked on.” he added that Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager "just picked a number “from I don't know where.”

Cook also suggested the $14.5B "retroactive" tax bill was an attempt by the EU to grab taxes owed to the U.S. treasury and harmonize tax rates across the 28-nation bloc.

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Dropbox pushed mandatory password changes for large...

Well, there’s a pretty good reason Dropbox asked a large segment of its user base to change their passwords last week.

The password change, which focused on users who had signed up period to mid-2012, followed the discovery of a large dump of email addresses and passwords related to these accounts.

The online storage company confirmed late Tuesday reports that 68 million user email addresses and hashed and salted passwords from an incident in 2012 had been compromised.

The company said that the mandatory password reset covered all affected users, thereby leaving the accounts protected.

Hackers stole over 60 million account details from the online storage platform in the previously disclosed breach.


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In run-up to iPhone 7 launch, Bowers & Wilkins...

Well-respected British audio company Bowers & Wilkins clearly wants to be ready for the anticipated loss of the headphone socket in the iPhone 7: it has just announced a Bluetooth version of its P7 over-ear headphones.

We’re big fans of the company’s smaller on-ear P5 headphones, which made it into the holiday gift guide selections of both Jeremy and myself after the company launched a wireless version earlier in the year. This launch brings the same wireless freedom to the larger over-ear model …


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macOS Hidden Treasures: 15 Startup Key Combinations

When Mac trouble strikes, these 15 startup key combinations provide access to all sorts of troubleshooting and repair tools that could save your bacon.


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Apple uses Turi acquisition resources to expand...

There’s a reason Apple buys companies from time to time.

Following its acquisition of machine learning platform Turi earlier this month, Apple is now growing the team that will serve as the company’s new machine learning division focusing on integrating the tech into new and existing products.

Apple confirmed tat the company had acquired Turi earlier in August, stating that it “buys smaller technology companies from time to time,” albeit without providing details.

Apple has apparently started expanding the team acquired by the acquisition and is bringing in new application developers as well as data scientists into Turi’s Seattle location, where the company is based.

The new machine learning division will work alongside Apple’s product teams to...

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The M38 mini USB flash drive has promise, but still...

Overall, I like OLALA’s M38, a mini metal USB flash drive for use with the iPhone and iPad. However, I don't love it — and I wanted to love it.

The M38 lets you expand your iDevice’s memory with external storage and comes in 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB models (I’m using the latter). The OLALA drive plugs into your iPhone or iPad via the Lightning port. The M38’s Lightning plug can be retracted into the device’s body and an USB plug pops out the other side. This makes it easy to transfer data between an iOS gadget and a Mac, Windows or Linux system.

Or at least it should make it easy. My biggest gripe with the M38 is that you have to remove your iPhone or iPad’s case to plug it in, which is extremely inconvenient. 

The M38 takes advantage of OLALA’s iDisk Me software, which is a free download the Apple App Store. However, I didn’t find the app — which allows you to transfer, view and share documents, images,...

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Sony has Bose and its Quiet Comfort noise-cancelling...

Coming soon from Sony: New wireless and wired headphones, an audiophile headphone amp, and a gold-plated Walkman machined from solid copper.

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Tim Cook liquidates $65M of his AAPL stock, still...

SEC filings reveal that Apple CEO Tim Cook has sold a little over 600,000 of his AAPL shares over the past couple of weeks, netting him approximately $65M. He continues to hold more than a million shares worth some $110M.

The sell-off represents a substantial chunk of the stock bonuses he received last week as he reached his fifth anniversary as CEO …


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How to teach Maps (and Siri) where your home address...

You can teach Maps on iOS and Mac OS X, and Siri on iOS, to recognize your home address. Here’s how:

  • Open up Maps.
  • Tap on the arrow icon in the lower left side of the screen.
  • When your current location is show, tap on the arrow to the right.
  • On the info page in the lower left, tap Add to Contacts.
  • Choose Existing Contact.
  • Pick your iCloud Contact card.
  • Assign a location tag — for example, “Home.”

Now you can issue Siri commands involving Home and she (Siri is a she, right?) will know the location you mean. You can do the same with your work address and other locations.

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Tim Cook responds to tax ruling in Irish press: it...

Earlier in the week, Apple was hit by a European Commission ruling to the tune of 13 billion euros in back taxes to Ireland. Apple immediately refuted any wrongdoing and has already said the Irish government will appeal. Apple CEO Tim Cook has continued this tirade today in the Irish press, with a newspaper column in the Independent and a rare radio interview (with RTE’s Paschal Sheehy).

Cook does not hold back on his language. He says the 0.005% effective tax rate bandied about by the Commission is false and “total political crap”. He...

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The best calendar apps for iPhone and iPad

In the age of the iPhone, the art of managing a calendar is so efficient  that we barely have to spend any time thinking about it. Like a high-priced personal assistant, our calendars work even when we’re not staying on top of them, dutifully pulling dates from emails and messages, and making sure we never forget a friend’s birthday. The smart, sophisticated iOS interface has turned calendar-keeping from an active, urgent responsibility into a passive one, and pretty much everyone who owns an iPhone now partakes in some form of day planning.

The best iOS calendars in the field don’t just look great, they offer their own unique concepts, distinguishing themselves by how they handle and present our data. Whether it’s event input, intelligence, social integration, or notifications, calendar app makers have added a wealth of features and functionality to the stock iOS calendar, to the point where Apple has even begun to borrow popular features just to keep up. 

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Comment: Reactions to Irish tax ruling reveal divide...

I expressed surprise on Monday that Tim Cook would write what I described as a ‘tone-deaf’ open letter on the Irish tax ruling, and it’s been fascinating to see the responses.

In particular, I think there’s a significant difference in perceptions of this issue between Americans and Europeans. This difference does, I think, explain why Cook made what seemed to me to be a strategic error.

My surprise was that he focused exclusively on arguing that Apple was obeying the law, doing nothing that other large companies don’t do – and the unfairness...

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Apple CEO Tim Cook calls EU tax ruling 'total...

Apple CEO Tim Cook called the European Commission's recent ruling that left his company saddled with a 13 billion ($14.5 billion) tax bill "total political crap" in an interview published Thursday, suggesting Apple was targeted in the European Union probe.

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Wednesday August 31

Sphero's Force Band, battle-worn BB-8 arrive on...

Sphero is ready to start selling Force Bands -- wristwatch-like devices that will give you a way to control its BB-8 droids with a wave of the hand -- and they sure look much better than the toy-like demo unit we tested at CES. Besides being able to...

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HP's Elite Slice is a modular PC that actually...

I think HP's completely sick of making traditional-looking desktops and is out to make them look like anything but. In addition to a PC that looks like it was shoved inside a Bang & Olufsen speaker, the computer maker also released the Elite Slic...

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Korg adds drums to its line of tiny Volca synths

Korg continues to expand its Volca series of sub-$200 synths. Today it announced the Volca Kick, a drum machine with a 16 step sequencer and analog oscillator. To keep it all in the family, it links up to the rest of the Volca line and minilogue, ele...

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Google updates Snapseed photo app for iOS w/ RAW...

Google today has updated its Snapseed photo editing app for iOS with a handful of new features and improvements. The update bumps the app to version 2.9 and brings a new face editing tool, RAW support, and more.


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NFL without cable: A cord cutter’s guide for the...

Watching sports without a big cable TV bundle has gotten a lot easier in the last year; NFL games are no exception.

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Dropbox confirms exposure of 68M account credentials...

Dropbox has confirmed reports claiming a data breach in 2012 disclosed the credentials of more than 68 million accounts, but notes an internal investigation uncovered no indication of improper account access.

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Tim Cook sells off another $29M in Apple stock

One week after receiving a windfall of restricted stock units -- and cashing in a chunk for a $35.8 million payday -- Apple CEO Tim Cook on Monday sold another batch of his sizable stock cache worth nearly $29 million.

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Steve Jobs was working on a TV set

Instead, Jobs was going to focus his energy on one very specific, secret project: Apple’s reinvention of TV — including the TV set itself.

Walt Mossberg, Recode’s editor at large and an executive editor at the Verge, says Jobs called him on the night he announced he was formally handing over control of his company to Tim Cook, and told him about his TV ambitions.

“I think we figured out a way to do it, and it’s going to be fantastic,” Jobs told Mossberg, and invited him to see what he was working on.

Steve said that he had “cracked it” to his biographer. I wonder how much he shared with Apple.

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Steve Jobs planned to concentrate on reinventing TV...

When Steve Jobs stepped down as Apple’s CEO, he was going to focus his energy on one very specific, secret project: Apple’s reinvention of TV — including the TV set itself, according to Recode.

Walt Mossberg, Recode’s editor-at-large and an executive editor at the Verge, says Jobs called him on the night he announced he was formally handing over control of his company to Tim Cook, and told him about his TV ambitions. 

“I think we figured out a way to do it, and it’s going to be fantastic,” Jobs told Mossberg. “I want you to come out, in a few months, and I want to show it to you.’

However, Jobs died less than two months later. Mossberg says: “If you would have asked me five minutes after we hung up, I would have said he was going to reinvent the whole TV set. It would be Apple-esque, meaning it was high quality, and very easy to use. But he...

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A quick reference guide to Apple’s keynotes

I don’t know who put this site together but it’s brilliant. Ever gotten into a discussion or wondered when and where Apple announced a particular product or a service or where Apple made announcements? Well, wonder no more.

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Notable apps and app updates for Aug. 31, 2016

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

iOS Apps/Updates

Destruction Crew has rolled out Demolition Derby Multiplayer. In the free game, players can enjoy the total carnage of an arena mode or will go head to head with other players in one of the many racing events. The gameuses proprietary and Unity Multiplayer Technology for multiplayer matches.

Simply Learn Solutions has introduced Learn Japanese with LanGo 1.0.0. It’s a free travel phrasebook with over 1000 phrases recorded by native speakers. Users can memorize all the Japanese phrases using smart flashcards that are based on...

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Mossberg: Steve Jobs continued work on Apple...

Laying years of rumors to rest, veteran technology journalist Walt Mossberg this week confirmed knowledge of Apple's work on a full-fledged television set, saying Steve Jobs phoned him to discuss the project shortly before his death in 2011.

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Steve Jobs planned to continue to run a secret TV...

Apple has long been rumored to be developing an actual TV set, but to this day the company has instead focused its efforts on the Apple TV set-top box. A new report from Recode, however, details how Steve Jobs believed Apple finally thought of the perfect way to create a TV set two months before his death.


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AWT News Update: August 31, 2016

Don't worry - it's just a Samsung Galaxy Note 7

The last day of August brings just a few stories for the AWT News Update:

  • CBS announces a new "commercial-free" tier for All Access, although viewers will be treated to some ads anyway...
  • Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 is temporarily being withheld from specific markets due to exploding battery pack issues. We talk abut those issues and another problem with the flagship phone.
  • Tapbots delivers a public beta of its new Pastebot for Mac

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The Week in Mac Apps: Document freedom with PDF...

New Mac apps of the week

This week’s roundup of new Mac apps brings us PDF Expert 2, a major update to Readdle’s popular PDF editing tool. Plus, a desktop-based Instagram client, the latest version of Parallels, Slice’s new browser extension that helps you find the best shopping deals, and much more. Read on!


Tinker’s AirMount offers an easy way to move files between your iPhone, iPad, and Mac without having to rely on an Internet connection.

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Samsung announces Gear S3 iOS-compatible...

On Wednesday, Samsung updated its Tizen-based smartwatch offerings with the LTE-connected Gear S3 Frontier and wi-fi Gear S3 Classic, promisimg iOS compatibility for both at some point.

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T-Mobile Tweaks T-Mobile ONE Before Launch

In response to complaints about its new T-Mobile ONE plans, the (un)carrier is making some changes before launch.


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CBS All Access follows in Hulu's footsteps with...

CBS on Wednesday announced a new tier for its All Access streaming service, allowing people to watch TV shows without commercial interruptions -- in most cases.

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PSA: Samsung’s new Gear S3 smartwatches work with...

Earlier today Samsung revealed its latest generation of Tizen-based smartwatches, the Gear S3 Classic and Gear S3 Frontier, and 9to5Google was on hand to test the device. While these two new devices don’t look much different compared to last year’s Gear S2 lineup, they do make some major improvements.

Obviously, the first thought with a Samsung wearable is that it is designed to go with their Andoid-based smartphones even though this one has LTE, GPS and a reported 4-day battery life.

But this time, they work with iOS…


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Tweetbot makers release Pastebot clipboard manager...

Tapbots, the makers of the popular Tweetbot Twitter client, have a new app for Mac available today called Pastebot. The Mac utility is a fully featured clipboard manager that lets you easily access recently copied items and save frequently pasted items.


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Alleged 'iPhone 7' packaging reaffirms...

With just a week to go before Apple's Sept. 7 event, yet another packaging insert claimed to be for the "iPhone 7" reveals a return to the 32-gigabyte capacity, and also reaffirms that a Lightning to Headphone Jack Adapter will be included in the box.

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Intel's Kaby Lake Chip Promises Deeper Internet...

Facing a shrinking market for personal computers and a stalled market for tablets, Intel on Tuesday unveiled its 7th-generation processors, code-named "Kaby Lake," which deliver more speed and power than its 6th-generation chipsets, while improving battery efficiency. Intel has positioned the new Kaby Lake chipsets as ideal for the immersive Internet. Their 14 nm+ technology delivers 12 percent increases in productivity and 19 percent faster Web performance, compared to year-ago processors.

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External Link: Tranmission Infected with Malware…...

Back in March 2016, we reported that version 2.90 of the Transmission BitTorrent client had been hacked to include the KeRanger ransomware. Though Transmission’s developers acted quickly to solve that problem, it has happened again. For less than 24 hours between August 28th and 29th, the distribution copy of Transmission 2.92 was infected with the OSX/Keydnap malware, so if you downloaded Transmission during that time, your Mac might be infected. Transmission’s developers once again resolved the problem quickly and posted instructions for eliminating OSX/Keydnap from an infected Mac, but anyone contemplating using Transmission should keep this risk in mind. Note too that several studies have identified a significant percentage of BitTorrent downloads as containing malware — stick to the well-lit parts of the Internet if you’re concerned about safety.


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External Link: Walt Mossberg Evaluates Tim Cook’s...

Veteran tech journalist Walt Mossberg has taken a look at Apple under CEO Tim Cook, five years after Cook took the position. Overall, Mossberg praised Cook for guiding the company to new financial heights, refining its popular product lines, and retaining most of its senior talent. However, Mossberg deducts points for the fact that Apple under Cook has yet to introduce a game-changing product, though he admits that the Apple Watch might be that game-changer, saying that it took 3–4 years before the iPod took off. We’d also note that some of Apple’s biggest wins were actually low-hanging fruit — the iMac, iPod, iPhone, and MacBook Air all entered markets with radically inferior competition (the iPad didn’t have much to compete with in terms of tablets, but Steve Jobs set it against the entire netbook category). But there isn’t much low-hanging fruit left in the consumer electronics world.


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Samsung stops shipments of 'exploding'...

After multiple reports of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 battery exploding during charging, the company has delayed rollout of the new "phablet" in undisclosed markets for additional quality control testing.

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EU-imposed Apple Irish tax bill could exceed $21.2B...

A long appeal process over Apple's Ireland tax bill might have unintended consequences, with a governmental official who has opposed the ruling making claims that the tally will be closer to 19 billion euro ($21.2 billion) when the process concludes.

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∞ Our (un)reasonable expectations of Apple

Apple is in a very unique position in the tech industry in that expectations of the company are much higher than those of its competitors. Let’s be honest, when was the last time you heard someone talk about Dell or HP product releases with the exuberance that we talk about Apple. That also puts Apple in a tough position of meeting, what are sometimes, inflated expectations from Wall St. and consumers. […]

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Apple opens job positions for Turi 'machine...

Not long after confirming its takeover of artificial intelligence and machine learning firm Turi, Apple is already beginning to make related hirings, referring to the company as its "new machine learning division" in official listings.

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Apple wants to hire Seattle-based data scientists...

As noted by, Apple is looking to hire data scientists and advanced app developers, based in Seattle, following its acquisition of Turi, a "machine learning platform for developers and data scientists.”

Here are the job summaries per the “Jobs at Apple” site: “Turi is the new machine learning division at Apple. We build tools that enable teams across Apple to develop machine learning solutions to power amazingly intelligent user experiences. We are looking for new energetic members to join our ML Applications team to collaborate with product teams on a variety of proof-of-...

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CBS adds commercial-free option to its ‘All Access’...

Whether you’re a cord-cutter or just want to watch CBS shows on-the-go without ads, the network has a new option worth checking out. CBS All Access, the broadcast channel’s streaming video service, is introducing a commercial-free option for subscribers. The new tier will come at a higher price, of course, and still include commercials during live broadcasts.

CBS All Access with ads goes for $5.99/month while the ad-free version will cost $4 more each month. The pricier $9.99/month plan enters Netflix territory, although CBS focuses on recently aired content. For comparison, Hulu’s ad-free tier (which includes broadcast network shows but not CBS) costs $11.99/month.

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Misfit debuts Apple-exclusive Ray fitness tracker...

Wearable device maker Misfit on Wednesday unveiled new color options for its Shine 2 and Ray fitness trackers, the latter of which is slated to arrive at Apple's retail stores this fall in Apple-inspired colors.

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BMW adds Apple's CarPlay as $300 upgrade for...

People able to afford a BMW can now get Apple CarPlay on virtually any new model as a $300 upgrade option, according to the automaker's website.

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Trade-in time: Gazelle offering 45-day grace period...

In anticipation of Apple's iPhone 7 launch on Sept. 7th, Gazelle this week is offering up to $360 in cash for used iPhone trade-ins with an extended 45-day price lock that lets you hang on to those devices until Oct. 14th.

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Instagram 9.2 update brings pinch-to-zoom to photos...

On the heels of its recent Stories update, Facebook-owned Instagram has added low light improvements for photos and videos captured within the Stories interface. But even more notable is the fact that you can now use pinch-to-zoom on photos and videos in the feed, on profiles, and in the Explore tab. more…

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Apple transforms Turi into dedicated machine...

Following its acquisition of machine learning platform Turi earlier this month, Apple is now growing the team that will serve as the company’s new machine learning division focusing on integrating the tech into new and existing products, 9to5Mac has learned.


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Apple's new 2TB iCloud storage tier will give...

Just one week before Apple is expected to show off the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, the company launched a 2TB iCloud storage tier for $20 a month.

That’s a significant amount of space, but Apple is reportedly gearing up to add a 256GB option to its upcoming iPhone lineup. As 9to5Mac noted, Apple typically offers iCloud storage plans that are eight times the size of the iPhone’s internal storage options. The iPhone 6s tops out at 128GB, and the previous iCloud storage max was 1TB.

Does that confirm a 256GB iPhone? No. Apple has a 256GB iPad already, so maybe its cloud storage options are finally catching up with Pro-level usage. The new Desktop and Documents feature coming in macOS Sierra is poised to eat up tons of iCloud Drive space...

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Transmission Malware On Mac, Strike 2

New reader puenktli writes: Just five months after Transmission was infected with the first 'ransomware' ever found on the Mac, the popular BitTorrent client is again at the center of newly uncovered OS X malware. Researchers at security website We Live Security have discovered the malware, called OSX/Keydnap, was spread through a recompiled version of Transmission temporarily distributed through the client's official website. OSX/Keydnap executes itself in a similar manner as the previous Transmission ransomware KeRanger, by adding a malicious block of code to the main function of the app, according to the researchers. Likewise, they said a legitimate code signing key was used to sign the malicious Transmission app, different from the legitimate Transmission certificate, but still signed by Apple and thereby able to bypass Gatekeeper on OS X.


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DxO One iPhone camera gets new Wi-Fi modes, lens...

DxO on Wednesday announced new remote control and "Mobile Smart Lighting" features for its iPhone-connected DxO One camera, along with several accessories, such as a waterproof shell and a lens adapter.

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Snowman and The Game Band release game trailer for...

Snowman is the game studio that came out with the addictive and beautiful game "Alto's Adventure" a few years ago. Not a studio to rest on its laurels, Snowman and another game studio -- The Game Band --  are now hard at work on "Where Cards Fall," described as "A dreamlike journey through youthful uncertainty." While that description leaves a lot to the imagination -- which is a good thing -- the game trailer released yesterday certainly piqued my curiosity. 

Where Cards Fall is expected to arrive in 2017. In the meantime, you can enter a drawing for one of 25 custom Where Cards Fall t-shirts by signing up for a email newsletter about the game...

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Happy Hour Podcast 082 | iPhone 7 event expectations...

This week Benjamin and Zac detail upcoming emoji, Apple’s $15 billion tax problem, new home automation gear, iOS 9.3.5 and an App Store approved jailbreak app, and predictions for Apple’s upcoming iPhone 7 event. 9to5Mac’s Happy Hour podcast is available for download on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players.


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Latest rumor pegs secure iris scanner for Apple...

Rather than waiting until 2018, Apple could introduce eye-scanning technology to securely identify users next year, if a new supply chain rumor is to be believed.

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Irish lawmakers gearing up for $14.5B Apple tax bill...

While a prominent Irish businessman is decrying the $14.5 billion tax edict applied by the European Commission with strong language, members from Ireland's government have started the appeal discussion -- but the process may take more time than expected to garner sufficient support from a wide body of lawmakers.

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BMW now includes a $300 CarPlay option on almost all...

CarPlay has been a long time coming to BMW, but it now looks like the system is available as a $300 option across almost all models.

We saw back in May that it was on the way to the X5 and X6 M, and a month later the same option appeared for the M3 and M4, suggesting that BMW might have been reserving it for higher-end models. As of today, though, ‘Apple CarPlay Compatibility’ appears as an entertainment option across most of the range …


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Irish cabinet may get more time to decide on Apple’s...

Ireland's cabinet may be given more time to decide on whether to back the finance minister's recommendation that Dublin appeal the European Commission's ruling against its tax dealings with Apple, reports Reuters.

Finance Minister Michael Noonan said on Tuesday he "disagreed profoundly" with the Commission's order that Apple should hand over to Ireland unpaid taxes of up to 13 billion euros ruled to be illegal state aid. He will seek approval for an appeal from the cabinet today.

Yesterday the European Commission ruled that Apple must repay 13 billion euros ($14.5 billion) in back taxes dating back to 2003-2014. The Europe’s anti-trust and consumer investigation agency claimed that Ireland, Luxembourg and the Netherlands have attracted investment and jobs by helping big companies avoid tax in other countries, including EU members. 

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A collection of lesser known iOS 10 features

David Chartier pulled together this list of important, but lesser known, features coming in iOS 10. Solid list.

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Griffin’s iTrip Clip lets you wirelessly connect any...

Griffin Technology has announced its iTrip Clip, a Bluetooth audio adapter that converts any pair of wired headphones to wireless headphones. This could come in handy if the “iPhone 7” does indeed ditch the traditional audio jack as rumors claim. 

“iTrip Clip ensures users can continue using their favorite 3.5mm headphones, with no worries about if their new smartphone eliminated the headphone jack," said Andrew Biddle, Category Manager of Power at Griffin. “Not only can our iTrip Clip make any pair of headphones wireless, it also puts the convenience of a Bluetooth sound system into any car.”

The iTrip Clip connects wirelessly to any smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth 4.1. Connecting any headphones, earbuds or AUX cables to the compact, self-powered adapter lets users listen to music and video, or make calls, without cables. The iTrip Clip sports play, volume, and...

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Netflix renews Stranger Things for Season 2

[VIDEO] Variety:

Season 2 will debut in 2017 and will consist of 9 episodes, in comparison to the first season that spanned 8 episodes.

The news comes hardly as a surprise, as the supernatural drama has become arguably the buzziest series of the summer. Insiders tell Variety that work on the second season has already been underway for quite some time.

Really glad to see this.

Teaser trailer in the original Loop post.

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Collection of Apple TV remote tips and tricks worth...

My favorite tip:

Press the Home and Play/Pause buttons until the lights on Apple TV begin blinking. Let go and the system will reboot.

Solid list of tips, worth a scan.

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Peter Cohen: How to add Bluetooth to a car with a...

This is old school. But still, pretty interesting, and good to know if you’ve got a car with a cassette deck and no Bluetooth. Still plenty of those on the road.

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Rumor: Mirle’s curved glass chassis tech could be...

Mirle Automation, a Taiwanese firm, has developed equipment for making a 3D curved glass chassis, and has entered the supply chain for the 2017 iPhone series, according to a Commercial Times report.

The article says Mirle has obtained orders for the newly-developed equipment from Foxconn Technology and Lens Technology with shipments scheduled to kick off in the fourth quarter of 2016. Foxconn is one of Apple’s manufacturing partners.

Earlier this month the Japanese site, Nikkei (as noted by AppleInsider) claimed that Apple will debut three new iPhone models next year, presumably the “iPhone 8” and “iPhone 8 Plus,” as well as a third model that will sport a curved OLED screen similar to the Edge versions of Samsung's Galaxy phones....

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Apple’s little known secret to success

Tim Bajarin, writing for Tech.pinions:

One of the things that most consumers do not know about Apple is their supply chain and manufacturing is one of the best in the world. Tim Cook, when he was in charge of the chain, created one of the most efficient supply and manufacturing systems in the market. Cook managed this side of Apple’s business for over 10 years before he was elevated to the role of CEO. Even today he has an eagle eye on this part of their business and understands the supply chain better than any other CEO in the tech world today.

But what really makes Cook and Apple stand out is that, when they design hardware, they only marginally look at what type of equipment they will use to make this product. Creating a product that is great, easy to use, and extremely well designed is the first priority.

Once that is in place, they get serious about how they can manufacture the product in mass quantities and in the most cost-effective way. However, Apple...

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Monster’s lawsuit against Beats has gone very poorly

The Verge:

Monster’s claims that Beats Electronics fraudulently ended their relationship were dismissed in a Los Angeles Superior Court today, leaving Beats and Apple off the hook. The judge ruled that Beats was allowed to end their partnership, meaning its actions were not, as Monster and its CEO Noel Lee claimed, a “sham” designed to take control of their shared headphone line.

The case continues, but not in a way that Monster’s going to be happy about: Beats is now countersuing for attorneys’ fees, claiming its termination agreement with Monster should have prevented this lawsuit — or really any other lawsuit — from being filed in the first place. Apple declined to comment, and Monster attorney Philip Gregory did not return a request for comment.


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Using Siri to control 3rd party apps in iOS 10

Nathan Olivarez-Giles, writing for The Wall Street Journal:

You’re going to have a lot more to talk about with Siri this fall. In iOS 10, Apple Inc.’s upcoming iPhone and iPad operating system, you’ll be able to control third-party app functions using the company’s voice-activated assistant for the first time.

Among the first apps to yield to Siri are big names like WhatsApp, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Square Cash and Slack, along with lesser-known ones including Looklive and The Roll.

I’ve tried out Siri’s new abilities in demos with developers over the past few days. After getting an early look at a more capable Siri, it’s clear that this long-overdue feature is important to making Siri more useful in everyday life. Still, controlling third-party apps is merely a first step toward Siri living up to Apple’s promise as a new way to control our devices.

We are at the cusp of a new age, an age that will see Siri play an ever-increasing role in our lives. Adding...

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Station 1.0 is a new multilevel Dock for Mac OS X

True North Software has debuted Station 1.0, a multilevel (hierarchical) launcher for Mac OS X. It’s designed to help promote a more natural organization of applications and documents into folders. 

With nested folders, you can arrange items in Station in a way that fits your workflow with an uncluttered look and feel. Scalability is increased through logical groupings, which helps increase the number of items that can be added to the app without having to shrink the launcher size. 

Related items can be grouped together into a single folder. For example, one folder can contain work related items and another folder gaming items. Station can also launch all the items in a launch fold simultaneously. The utility implements scrollbars when a launch panel exceeds the width or height of the screen. 

Station requires Mac OS X 10.10 or higher. It costs $14.99 and is available at the Mac App...

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