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Tuesday October 28

15:12
Apple expands iAd platform to 70 new countries,...

Apple has announced that starting today, the iAd platform will be available in 70 new countries, bringing the total number of supported nations to 95.

Today’s expansion is by far the largest the company has ever attempted, and more than triples (in fact, nearly quadruples) the number of available markets. iAd was previously expanded to nine additional European countries earlier this month, which brought the total at the time to 25.

iAd creators should be able to log into Apple’s...

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15:11
Smartphone-Assisted Halloween Masks

I have a Halloween costume that involves your iPhone (or Android device, if that's your thing) that is so awesome, you will forgive her for obliterating your carefully planned and super topical Sexy Ebola Containment Suit costume. Instead, check out the smartphone enhanced masks over at Digital Dudz.


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15:08
Apple's iOS 8 adoption finally breaks 50%...

After stagnating earlier in October, adoption of Apple's latest iOS 8 mobile operating system has finally cracked the 50 percent barrier and now stands at 52 percent of devices tracked by the iOS App Store.

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15:00
Fit Brains is a workout for your grey matter

I'm often amazed at what the little iPhone can do. It's the best computer I've ever owned, and now it's helping me get mentally sharper, thanks to Fit Brains from Rosetta Stone (universal, free with in-app purchases). This clever app presents...

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14:58
Greg Joswiak interview from Code Mobile conference...


Apple VP Greg Joswiak via Re/Code

Earlier today during Re/code’s Mobile Code conference, Apple’s Greg Joswiak took the stage to talk about several recent announcements from the Cupertino company, including the botched rollout of iOS 8.0.1 and the Apple Watch. During the interview, Joz also talked about stores that have...

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14:41
Facebook reaches $3.2B in revenue for Q3 2014, 864M...

Facebook released its third quarter results for the 2014 fiscal year, announcing that $3.2 billion in revenue was pulled in for the period ending September 30. The company beat Wall Street projections of an earnings per share (EPS) of $0.40 on $3.12 billion in revenue. While Facebook beat the EPS on diluted non-GAAP figures by three cents, the company posted only a $0.30 EPS under GAAP....



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14:30
Never miss an exciting ball game with Thuuz

I am sure you are like most sports fans and can tell horror stories about how you missed a last second shot, or a pitcher throwing a no-hitter, or a hail-mary to win the game because you weren't in front of a TV or were watching another game. Thuuz...

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14:22
Forums: 2011 Core i7 iMac vs Retina i5 iMac

After having some display backlight and logic board issues with an older iMac, Mac Enthusiast "Boochie" has decided now would be a good time to start thinking about a new iMac. A post they made in the MacNN forums sparked a debate about what would be a better choice, a 2011 iMac with a Core i7 processor, or a new Retina iMac with an i5 processor. Yesterday, one Forum Regular was trying to determine the best cable to use to connect a Mac mini to a Dell UltraSharp monitor, and asked fellow forum members for their thoughts....



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14:19
Apple deals: displays and accessories

Apple's online store has dropped the price on the refurbished Apple 27-inch LED cinema display by $200, cutting the cost down from $999 to $799. This display offers 2560x1440 resolution, LED backlighting, 178-degree viewing angles and three USB ports along with built-in iSight camera, microphone and 49-watt speaker system. Quickly and easily set up a wireless network using an iDevice, Mac or PC and the refurbished AirPort Express. It has been reduced by $24 down to $75....



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14:00
Backtrace, the geekiest album you'll hear, hits...

I saw James Dempsey speak at AltConf this past June (AltConf runs during WWDC for those who want something a little different). James goes way back in Apple lore to the NeXT days, and for his talk he pulled some code to show how Swift didn't just...

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13:44
Elon Musk Calls for Preventive AI Demon Wrangling


Elon Musk, CEO of both SpaceX and Tesla Motors, among his many roles, this week warned about the threat humans face from artificial intelligence. AI is probably our biggest existential threat, he told students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. "With artificial intelligence we are summoning the demon," Musk said, indicating that it might not be possible to control it. Musk repeatedly has warned about the dangers of AI, as have renowned physicist Stephen Hawking and other scientists.

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13:33
Apple's Greg Joswiak blames iOS 8.0.1 issues on...

In a rare interview on Tuesday, Apple VP of iPhone, iPod, and iOS Product marketing Greg "Joz" Joswiak mostly towed the company line, but did reveal that issues with last month's iOS 8.0.1 rollout were caused by software distribution issues.

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13:30
Piano City - Halloween Magic is fun game for young...

Piano City - Halloween Magic is a music game that takes you along a Halloween-themed journey, building up your piano skills and competing in concert recitals along the way. You start at the bottom of the social rank with basic songs to play on the...

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13:08
Apple's Greg Joswaik apologizes for glitches...

Via Re/code's first annual Code/Mobile conference, Apple's VP for iPhone marketing, Greg Joswiak, has apologized for the botched iOS 8.0.1 update in September. "It wasn't the software itself it was the way it was distributed," he explains in an interview. "We're very sorry."...



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13:00
Microsoft releases new Office 365 APIs and SDK tools...

Microsoft has released a new series of tools for developers looking to improve integration between their apps and the company's Office 365 service. For iOS users and developers, the main point of interest will be the new 365 APIs for mail, files,...

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12:55
TMO Daily Observations: 2014-10-28

It's all about app interfaces on Daily Observations today. Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about what could change to make the iPhone's interface better, and they get a little rant on about iTunes 12, too.


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12:54
Apple faces class-action lawsuit over 2011 MacBook...

Following a petition with thousands of signatures related to GPU complaints, Apple has been named a defendant in a new class-action lawsuit filed against the Cupertino-based company in the United States District Court for Northern California over system failures and graphical issues affecting 2011 MacBook Pros.

The class-action lawsuit was filed by Kentucky-based law firm Whitfield Bryson & Mason on behalf of plaintiffs Zachary Book, Donald Cowart, and John Manners, a trio of individuals that accuse Apple of failing to rectify the graphical issues that have affected both 15-inch and 17-inch MacBook Pro models released in 2011.

The lawsuit covers California and Florida residents that...

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12:51
News: FTC launches complaint against AT&T over...

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission announced that it has filed a federal court complaint against AT&T, alleging that the company has misled millions of customers by charging them for “unlimited” data plans while reducing their data speeds. The complaint alleges that the company failed to properly disclose to unlimited data plan customers that their speeds would be throttled after reaching a certain amount of data use. In some cases, data speeds…

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12:45
The iPad Air 2: A host of hidden upgrades in one...

Two iPad Air 2 models posed perpendicularly, if you're asking.

Sam Machkovech

Apple has trained us pretty well about what to expect from alternating years of iDevice launches. The year of the Big Upgrade is routinely followed by the year of an extra letter tacked to the end of the name.

Traditionally, Apple devotes its so-called "off" years to smoothing out prior iPhone or iPad issues while introducing respectable speed and spec boosts, even the occasional cool new feature. While we know better than to expect tablet revelations on an annual basis, now is a bad time for Apple to hit the snooze button. iPad sales are flattening, tablet/phablet competition is growing, and there's a looming sense—one we already had last year—of wonder on the device itself, of where, exactly, the default iPad form factor fits into our personal device portfolio.

It's good that in the face of all that, the iPad Air 2 really isn't...

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12:42
Briefly: Razer Leviathan sound bar, Lucasfilm games...

Gaming peripheral maker Razer announced that it is readying a new sound bar for the living room and desktop. The Razer Leviathan is a 5.1 channel surround sound bar, which the company states can easily fit under a monitor or console setup. The Leviathan features Dolby technology, including Dolby Digital, Pro Logic II and Virtual Speaker. The unit also comes with a dedicated 5.25-inch down-firing subwoofer that Razer says is "tuned to produce distortion-free lower tones."...



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12:41
NewerTech Headless Mac Video Accelerator

It's almost Halloween, so of course something with "Headless" in the title is attention-getting. NewerTech has announced a new video adapter, the Headless Mac Video Accelerator. If you have a Mac that runs in "headless" mode (meaning without an attached monitor), when you do have to log in for something, all of the video rendering is done by the CPU; since there's no monitor connected the graphics card doesn't get used. This is why headless Macs feel even slower than they actually are, with the CPU doing all the rendering on top of regular tasks it really starts to lag. NewerTech's adapter is basically a mini DisplayPort plug that goes nowhere, but causes the computer to think a display is attached, triggering the video card so now remote logins are more responsive. It's available now from OWC for USD $19.99, and works with all Mac Pro models from Early 2009 on through the mid-2010 (the latest model before the revised black cylinder), and Mac minis from June 2010 up to the late...

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12:34
Giveaway: win one of five copies of Printworks [...

MacNN just finished its hands-on review of Belight Software's latest update to their page layout and design software title, Printworks. This software can be used for everything from creating business cards and calendars, to CD labels, postcards and more, and for a limited time it's priced at only $30 (normally $50). We have five copies to give away to our readers....



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12:31
Mobile Malware Takes Victims by Surprise


Malware writers behind Koler, a bad app that attacks Android devices, have upped their game with a new variant of the pernicious program. In its original version, Koler hijacked phones it landed on and wouldn't set them free until a ransom was paid. This latest strain of the malapp also does the ransomware thing, but it takes its malignancy a step further. "This version self-replicates," said Denis Maslennikov, a security analyst with AdaptiveMobile. "This is the first time we've seen self-replicating ransomware on Android."

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12:30
GT Advanced aims to settle with Apple due to...

GT Advanced Technologies has to settle legal disputes with Apple because "protracted litigation against one of the largest corporations in the world with over $100 billion of cash would be challenging and expensive," according to a court filing submitted late Monday night. Lawyers for the bankrupt sapphire supplier say that Apple is threatening to hit it with "numerous liquidated damages provisions in the Apple Agreements pursuant to which Apple would likely assert millions, if not billions, of dollars in secured and unsecured claims against certain of the Debtors."...



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12:21
Where You Buy an iPad Air 2 or iPad mini 3 Matters…a...

I got a new iPad Air 2 last week and while Iâm impressed, youâll have to wait until next week for my review. Why? Well, while doing my due diligence I found a situation thatâs more important for you to hear about today than my opinion of the iPad Air 2: Where you buy your iPad Air 2 or iPad mini 3 matters, and it matters a lot.


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12:20
News: Apple VP Joswiak testy at Code/Mobile event

Apple’s Vice President of iPhone and iOS Product Marketing Greg Joswiak was interviewed at the Code/Mobile conference today, where he discussed a number of new Apple products and initiatives, including the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, Apple Pay, the Apple Watch, and the ill-fated iOS 8.0.1 release last month. While Apple had previously announced first weekend sales of 10 million iPhones, Joswiak wouldn’t disclose the breakdown between the iPhone…

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12:12
Users levy class action law suit against Apple for...

If the GPU on your mid-2011 MacBook Pro failed and you wound up picking up the cost of replacing it, there may be some legal recourse that could help you out.

Per AppleInsider, a long-running issue with owners of Apple’s 2011 series of MacBook Pros has resulted in a class-action lawsuit, seeking compensation for apparent graphics card failures experienced by customers.

The firm of Whitfield, Bryson & Mason LLP announced on Tuesday that it has filed a class-action complaint in a California federal court against Apple. The lawsuit covers residents of both California and Florida who purchased 2011 MacBook Pro notebooks with AMD graphics.

The complaint was filed on behalf of plaintiffs Zachary Book, Donald Cowart, and John Manners. The lawsuit alleges that Apple failed to reimburse owners for out-of-pocket repairs...

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12:00
Ebola scare causes spike in Plague Inc game sales

Worried about the Ebola scare but feel powerless to do anything about it? Join the tens of millions of people who have joined the dark side, so to speak, and created their own virtual plague in a quest to wipe out humanity in Plague Inc. The...

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11:55
Displaymate tests find plausible, reflectance-based...

If you were ever wondering why the iPhone lacked a much-anticipated sapphire coating, the answer comes down to reflectance.

Per Raymond Soneira, Displaymate has published tests results concerning sapphire’s reflectance on assorted devices, the numbers standing for themselves.

According to the tests, the new iPad Air returned a result of 2.5 percent screen reflectance, the lowest that’s been measured by the citing, making it extremely unlikely that Apple will ever use Sapphire, with its 8.0 percent screen reflectance, on future iPhones.

The much lower 2.5 percent reflectance improves screen readability, image contrast, and color saturation in ambient light by almost 2:1 over the best existing mobile displays, a major innovation and enhancement for mobile displays that are almost always used in...

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11:44
9to5Toys Last Call: iTunes gift cards 20% off, Tidal...

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:

iTunes gift cards w/ email delivery 20% off from PayPal

Tidal brings Hi-Fi audio streaming to iOS/Android, ...

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11:43
∞ Neil Young “Old Man”

This is one of my all-time favorite songs. I had no idea this is what it was about though.

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11:39
Riffstation guitar practice app updated for Yosemite

This app allows you to change the pitch of a song, get the chords, slow down a song and much more. I’ve been using it for a while and really like it.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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11:35
Apple CEO Tim Cook cites over one million Apple Pay...

Apple may have gotten a pretty quick leg up in the NFC market.

Per AppleInsider and the Wall Street Journal, Apple CEO Tim Cook, in a recent interview today, stated that Apple Pay received more than one million registrations within the first 72 hours.

“The early ramp [of Apple Pay] looks fantastic,” Cook said in an interview with WSJ managing editor Gerry Baker.

Cook referred to recent revelations that Merchant Consumer Exchange retailers like Rite Aid and CVS are now blocking Apple Pay, characterizing the situation as a “skirmish” that will ultimately be decided by consumers “over...

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11:28
Fantastical 2.2

New in this version:

  • View your calendar and event list in Notification Center with Fantastical’s Today widget
  • Quickly create events or reminders from selected text in extension-enabled apps with Fantastical’s app extension
  • Interactive notifications let you quickly snooze an alert or complete a reminder
  • Enhanced landscape view shows your event list when using iPhone 6 Plus

I love Fantastical—I have it on all of my devices.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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11:00
Korean press miffed at lack of flagship Apple Store

South Korea really loves Apple's new iPhones. The company managed to outpace pre-orders of the Galaxy Note 4 -- which comes from South Korea-based Samsung -- more than three times over. Unfortunately, the South Korean press hasn't been quite as...

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10:59
GT Advanced says it's only settling with Apple...

Beleaguered Apple supplier GT Advanced Technologies has suggested it would prefer to sue the iPhone maker rather than reach a settlement, but going to court would be too "challenging and expensive" for the company to pursue.

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10:51
FCC launches suit against AT&T for unlimited...

The US Federal Trade Commission has launched a suit against AT&T for its admitted throttling of unlimited wireless data users. The FTC claims that AT&T has implemented the up to 90 percent slower data speeds on over 3.5 million customers a total of more than 25 million times since implementation on October 1, 2011....



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10:40
Apple VP Greg Joswiak talks iOS 8.0.1, Apple Pay,...

Apple VP Greg Joswiak via Re/Code

Re/code announced last month that Apple VP Greg Joswiak will be attending its Code/Mobile conference, and the VP of iPhone and iOS Product Marketing is just now kicking off that interview. We’ll share news from the interview with the Apple VP below.

While the interview wasn’t live streamed, several reporters and attendees shared details from the conference throughout the interview.

Below we’ve collected tweets from the Code/Mobile Joswiak interview where the Apple VP discussed the iPhone 6 and...

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10:31
Next Office for Mac due in first half of 2015 with...

Following up on an earlier glimpse at a new Outlook, Chinese site cnBeta has produced even more information on Microsoft's plans for Office on the Mac. Leaked presentation slides suggest that it will ship in the first half of 2015, and that all apps will include full Retina support as well as an aesthetic matching OS X Yosemite. At the same time, the suite should more closely hew to the "look and feel" of Office for Windows. One such change is the use of the Quick Access Toolbar throughout the suite....



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10:20
FTC files suit against AT&T for 'deceptive...

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday announced that it has filed suit against AT&T, alleging that the wireless carrier's practice of promising unlimited mobile data and then throttling download speeds amounted to unfair and deceptive practices.

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10:11
Nike+ Running iPhone app adds HealthKit integration...


Nike has updated its Nike+ Running app for iPhone with optimized support for the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus screen sizes as well as integration with Apple’s Health app for iOS 8. The new version takes full advantage of the new iPhones so text and images no longer scale up. Integration with HealthKit means the Nike+ Running app can now add NikeFuel data and workout data to the Health app that comes installed on iOS 8. 

In addition to adding data to the Health app, the version can now read heart rate data...

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10:10
Prompt 2 from Panic: A Drop-dead Gorgeous SSH Client...

Prompt 2 is version 2 of a very good looking, easy-so-use SSH client for iOS. It's from Panic Inc, the people who brought us the excellent Transmit FTP client. As the website says, "Restart your server from a coffee shop. Fix a web page from the back of car..." Version 2 has several new features, notably Panic's sync across devices, iOS 8 compatibility, stored text in "clips", private keys, and easier switching between multiple connections. Sysadmins who must be able to access their servers remotely, securely and with first-class software will want to have this on every iOS device. Best of all? It's only $10.


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10:02
More ads and timeline tweaks: 4 must-know facts from...

Twitter is a public company now, which means it’s beholden to shareholders who may not use or even understand the service. Those shareholders get scared by numbers that don’t mean much to the average Twitter user, like monthly actives and ad revenue per timeline view.

The social network reported its third-quarter earnings on Monday, and at first glance, everything looks great. Twitter is definitely making money: The company pulled in $361 million, up 114 percent year-over-year. Ad revenue is up. Timeline views are up. More users gravitated to the network. But Wall Street isn’t happy. Twitter continues to add new users at a snail’s pace—just 13 million worldwide last quarter, and only 3 million of those newbies are in the U.S. Timeline views per monthly active user slid 7 percent to 636 views, and Twitter expects that...

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10:01
FTC Sues AT&T for Throttling ‘Unlimited’ Plans

Get this: "unlimited" apparently means "no limits." Who knew, right? It turns out that there is a modicum of watchdog left in the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) after all, because the regulators announced plans to sue AT&T for throttling its Unlimited Plan because, the Commission says, throttling is a limit.


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10:00
Tim Cook on axing the iPod Classic: "We couldn...

Last month, Apple swiftly and quietly put an end to the venerable iPod Classic. No announcements were made, no funeral was held. Instead, all references to the Classic were casually removed from the iPod section on Apple's website, dashing the dreams...

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10:00
The Week in Mac Apps: Writing, calculating,...

Writing, calculating, organizing, and more

In this week’s roundup of new Mac apps, you’ll find some great software for writing, calculating, archiving—and even modeling clay.

Byword 2.3

Metaclassy’s $10 Byword (Mac App Store Link) is a Markdown editor with a simple user interface that aims to create a distraction-free writing environment.

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09:49
To counter Apple’s Health App, Google launches ‘Fit’

Today, Google launched its new Google Fit Android app, which will be the search company’s direct Android answer to Apple’s new Health app. Mountain View’s new software can be paired with compatible mobile devices to track your fitness activities like walking, running and cycling. Sound familiar?

Additionally, Google Fit pulls info from third-party applications and displays data in charts and graphs to help you keep track of your progress and goals. If you somehow find yourself disconnected from your mobile device, your data is also accessible from your desktop as well. Like Health, Google Fit is in its early...

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09:48
QuarkXPress 2015 release slated for first half of...

Today Quark Software Inc. unveiled QuarkXPress 2015, the next major version of Quark's design and layout tool for print and digital publishing. Coming in the first quarter of next year, Quark promises that QuarkXPress 2015 will deliver increased performance with a new 64-bit architecture, efficient print and digital production, and many of the most user-requested features. The new version of QuarkXPress will continue to be sold as a perpetual license as opposed to a subscription service....



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09:44
The fate of iPhone's sapphire screen looks...

New iPhones with scratch-resistant sapphire glass seemed like a sure bet just a couple of months ago, but a new analysis suggests that new screen material was always a long shot.

As DisplayMate's Raymond Soneira wrote, sapphire isn't just expensive and difficult to manufacture. It also has nearly double the reflectance of glass, making the screen harder to read in bright sunlight. It's also a brittle substance that's more prone to shattering than glass, despite its scratch resistance.

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09:40
Recording iPhone phone calls

This is a very interesting update from Rogue Amoeba if you’re using iOS 8.1 and Yosemite.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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09:34
Apple hit with class-action lawsuit over 2011...

A long-running issue with owners of Apple's 2011 series of MacBook Pros has resulted in a class-action lawsuit, seeking compensation for apparent graphics card failures experienced by customers.

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09:27
MOTU ships 24Ai, 24Ao rack-mounted 24 channel audio...

Audio hardware company MOTU is now shipping the 24Ai and 24Ao, two new audio interfaces that offer 24 channels of analog audio input or output in a single rack space, combined with three banks of ADAT optical, for a total of 72 channels of I/O. Similar to the 1248, 8M and 16A models released by MOTU earlier this year, the 24Ai and 24Ao are equipped with DSP-driven mixing/effects and AVB Ethernet. With all five interface models, users can mix and match complementary I/O configurations and unify operation on their shared AVB audio networking platform....



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09:22
Rumor: Office for Mac to get Retina redesign,...

Microsoft is set to release an all-new version of Office for Mac in the first quarter of 2015, documents revealed on Tuesday suggest, modernizing the Mac version of the popular software suite and bringing it to feature parity with its Windows counterpart.

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09:18
Xsan with NetStor NA381TB

Forums: Hardware

Good Evening.
I would like to understand the possibility to build a low cost Xsan system using an hardware chassis called NetStor NA381TB
You can see a presentation of the item here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuqfVN_bliI

As you can see, with a MacMini and a thunderbolt connection, i can have up to 96TB storage in Raid, using an Areca card.

My question is the following:

Until today i've always used fibre channel switches (Qlogic or Brocade).
If i mount 1 or 2 atto FC card (dual or quad port), can i build an Xsan system with 4 or 8 clients connecting directly the optical cables from the Fibre Channel cards of the chassis to the clients?

Thank you very much for your time

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09:10
FTC suing AT&T for throttling unlimited data...

#BREAKING: FTC sues @ATT for deceptive & unfair data throttling (promising unlimited data & then slowing speeds).


  (@FTC) October 28, 2014

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has announced that it is suing AT&T for “deceptive and unfair data throttling”. The FTC’s announcement seems to target AT&T’s practice of lowering data transfer speeds for customers with unlimited data plans versus customers with tiered data plans now offered. From the FTC’s press release:

“AT&T promised its customers ‘unlimited’ data, and in many instances, it has failed to deliver on that promise,” said FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez. “The issue here is simple: ‘unlimited’ means unlimited...

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09:00
Apple last year spent a record $6 billion on...

Apple this week filed its 2014 10-K annual report with the SEC, offering investors a comprehensive look into the company's operations over the last 12 months.

One of the more interesting items revealed on the 10-K is that Apple over the past year...

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08:43
Apple TV picks up A&E's FYI, Hallmark'...

Two new channels have been silently added to the Apple TV. The first of this is A&E's FYI, formerly known as Biography and rebranded in July. Most of the network's content is reality TV programming such as Tiny House Nation and Best in Bridal. On the Apple TV some videos are free, but full access requires authenticating with a cable provider....



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08:36
Phone 2 Go app brings Time Warner Cable home phone...


Time Warner Cable today announced a new smartphone app that will let its customers use their home phone service on mobile devices for no additional fees. That means that users with a Time Warner Cable home phone service, which starts at $10/month, can now text and call through the new Phone 2 Go app on smartphones and tablets. The service requires a Wi-Fi or cellular data connection and will also work for...

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08:19
4 key takeaways (and 1 non-news tidbit) from Apple...

Apple doesn't make a habit of revealing major news at other company's conferences, but that doesn't mean Tim Cook's appearance at WSJD Live had nothing noteworthy to speak of.

In typically coy fashion, Apple's CEO hinted at future plans, gave status reports on current products and explained the company's overall strategy. Here are some of the major takeaways, plucked from the Wall Street Journal's liveblog of the conversation.

A solid-sounding start for Apple Pay

Apple's new payments service launched on October 20, and Cook said users activated 1 million credit cards in the the first 72 hours. The number sounds impressive, and Cook said the early ramp-up looked “fantastic,” but keep in mind that Apple sold 39 million iPhones...

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08:13
Apps: Dropzone, Coda, Default Folder X
08:03
Apple Pay saw over 1 million card activations in...

During the service's first 72 hours, over 1 million credit and debit cards were activated on Apple Pay, according to Apple CEO Tim Cook. The executive made the comment yesterday at the WSJ.D conference in Laguna Beach, California. He moreover claims that Apple Pay already has more mobile wallets in the US than all other mobile payment platforms combined, despite the headstart of options like Google Wallet....



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08:00
Walmart issues bogus explanation as to why they don...

Shortly after Apple introduced Apple Pay, Walmart issued a statement indicating that it had no intention of supporting Apple's new mobile payment platform. Walmart's stance was hardly a surprise given that it's one of the leaders of MCX, a consortium...

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07:29
Apple's iPad Air 2 manufacturing costs stay...

Apple is estimated to pay suppliers $275 for each base-model iPad Air 2 -- compared to $274 for the first-generation iPad Air -- even as the company made the tablet even more slim, upgraded the application processor, and added a Touch ID sensor and NFC chip for in-app Apple Pay compatibility.

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07:22
News: Cook discusses Apple Pay, Watch, iPod classic...

Apple CEO Tim Cook was interviewed at the Wall Street Journal’s inaugural WSJD Live conference in California last night where he talked about Apple’s latest initiatives and directions, including Apple Pay and Apple Watch. Cook described last week’s Apple Pay launch as very successful; more than one million credit cards were activated in the first 72 hours, and Visa noted that more credit cards have been activated in Apple Pay than…

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07:16
The great Twitter takeover: How your favorite apps...

Twitter has long had an uneasy relationship with developers who want to tap into the network’s wealth of information to make their own apps better. (See: the 2012 API changes.) But the company’s new suite of tools, called Fabric, is designed to do just that: it offers Twitter’s crash analytics tool, access to Twitter's mobile ad network, and a kit full of ways to put Twitter itself at the heart of any iOS or Android app.

The network opened its Twitter kit to developers ahead of launching Fabric last week. Already tens of thousands of developers around the world are using the tools, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo said during Monday’s third-quarter earnings call. Early launch partners are putting the new tools to good use, reaching more than a billion iOS and Android users already, Costolo said. So...

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07:15
iTunes 12: Bringing Back the Library and Playlist...

Apple seems hell-bent on making iTunes as painful to use as it can, and iTunes 12 really drives that point home by killing the Library and playlists sidebar. There is a way to bring the sidebar back to life and take away some of the sting that's the iTunes 12 interface.


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07:00
How to disable taking iPhone calls on your iPad

While there are a number of how-to's on the topic of enabling your iPad to take iPhone calls in iOS 8, there are unfortunately a lot of people spreading FUD about the ability to turn it off. Yes, you can turn it off. It's the same as turning it on,...

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07:00
Daily Deal: Get a Bluetooth Shower Speaker for only...

In today’s iLounge Deal we’re offering up a Bluetooth Shower Speaker for only $39—60% off the regular price. This water-resistant speaker can be paired with your iPhone, iPad, or Bluetooth-capable iPod for listening to your tunes in the shower or by the pool; a handy suction cup allows it to be easily secured to a shower wall, and it includes a user-friendly design incorporating play/pause, forward, and rewind buttons in the back…

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06:55
Taco Bell’s new iPhone app lets you order before you...


The popular fine dining restaurant chain Taco Bell has blacked out its Facebook and Twitter accounts as well as its website today to draw full attention to its new iPhone app. Why? Because you can finally order your Nacho Cheese Doritos® Chips Taco Supreme® right from your iPhone and pay in the app.

Taco Bell says they won’t make your meal until you arrive because freshness and quality is highly considered, but you do get the added benefit of skipping the line, saving your...

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06:51
Apple's 2014 10-K shows surges in R&D,...

Apple's 2014 10-K filing, just published by the Securities and Exchange Commission, shows major increases in acquisitions and research spending. Even excluding its $3 billion Beats takeover, the company still managed to increase acquisition spending from $496 million to $957 million during the last fiscal year. Annual research and development spending has more than doubled during the past three years, rising from $2.4 billion to $6 billion....



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06:46
Video: Tim Cook talks Apple Pay, Alibaba partnership...

Following an interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook last night at the Wall Street Journal’s WSJD Live conference, today videos of the event have made their way online. Cook talked about a number of subjects during the interview including the upcoming Apple Watch, stats related to the Apple Pay launch, why the iPod Classic was recently discontinued, and talks regarding a possible partnership with Alibaba.

A video of the full interview...

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06:26
iFixit tears open the Retina iMac to see what makes...

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There’s new Apple hardware out, and the people at iFixit are once again doing what they do best: disassembling the living crap out of it and posting pictures. This time, they’ve carefully torn down a new Retina iMac into its component pieces, and the images are illuminating.

The Retina iMac’s construction is essentially identical to the previous non-Retina iMac. There are no screws here: the thin aluminum body is glued to the display with a long strip of custom-cut adhesive. Prying that away gives you access to the machine’s internals, but then you’re left with the conundrum of how to get the machine back together when you’re done—the factory adhesive strip isn’t very reusable once it’s been removed...

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06:24
News: Apple TV adds Hallmark’s Feeln and A&E’s...

Apple has added quietly added two more new content channels to the Apple TV: Hallmark Cards' Feeln network and A&E's FYI network. Feeln provides access to "family-friendly movies, documentaries, and short films" while FYI “features lifestyle programming, with a mix of reality, culinary, home renovation and makeover series.” The new channels appear to be available only to Apple TV users in the U.S. [via 9to5Mac]
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06:00
The paradox: Perpetual 'loser' Apple...

As Apple Pay rolled out last week, making your checkout experience that much easier at several retailers, some retailers reacted by disabling the feature because it runs against their business interests.

Jim Edwards knows exactly how to sum this up:

“Wal-Mart Is At War Against Apple Over The New iPhone Payments System—And Apple Is Losing” (indirect link and tip o’ the antlers to @_HairForceOne)

Just another day at the Apple doom mines over at Business Insider.

American retailers appear to have gone to war against Apple’s new mobile payments system, Apple Pay, and Apple is losing.

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06:00
Tim Cook speaks out about Alabama's slow...

Over the last year Apple CEO Tim Cook has been ramping up his personal activism for LGBT causes, both in private and with the company. The trend continued today in a speech in Alabama, at the state capital during the Alabama Academy of Honor event....

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05:53
Hybrid IKEA Desk Could Get You Off Your Duff


IKEA last week introduced a new desk that can be raised and lowered with the push of a button to accommodate both sitting and standing positions. Part of IKEA's Bekant line, the desk serves as a hybrid alternative to traditional desks designed purely for sitting or standing. "This desk promotes a healthy work environment by getting people on their feet," said Karen Haas, IKEA's U.S. sales leader for Workspaces. "With the Bekant electric sit/stand underframe, you can ... change your work position as often as you like, keeping your body active."

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05:49
iPad Air 2 estimated to cost $275 in materials,...

A report from IHS, via Re/code, has costed out the various components of the iPad Air 2. Naturally, these prices are estimates — the exact nature of the deals Apple negotiates with its suppliers are not common knowledge. The report says that the iPad Air 2 costs Apple $275 in materials, with the screen making up the largest share with costs around $77.

This culminates to a very similar bill-of-materials to the last iPad Air, which IHS estimated was worth $264 in components. This leads to an implied profit margin of 45 percent, but obviously there are more things that have to be accounted for than parts alone...

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05:36
Tim Cook to explore tie-up with China's Alibaba...

Apple is eyeing a possible partnership with China’s biggest e-commerce player Alibaba Group that could help bring the company’s Apple Pay service to the country.

“We’re going to talk about getting married later this week,” said Apple CEO Tim Cook at the The Wall Street Journal’s technology conference on Monday.

Cook made the comment after he was asked by the moderator about a possible “marriage” between Apple and Alibaba’s Alipay, an online payment service from China with 300 million registered users.

Cook later said he admired Alibaba’s founder Jack Ma, and added, “If we can find some areas of common space, I love it. I love partnering with people like that.”

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05:33
Favorite apps: How to Cook Everything, the (almost)...

We write reviews when a great new app comes out, but there are also older ones that we think worthy of recommendation, and How to Cook Everything is one of those.

I’m a decent enough cook, but not an instinctive one: I follow recipes to the letter. If it says to put something in the oven at 170 degrees for 15 minutes, you’ll find me carefully setting the dial and starting a timer, not casually spinning the dial to roughly the right temperature and glancing in ten minutes later to decide that’s good enough.

But there are times when first I need to decipher exactly what the instructions mean. What’s the technical difference between dicing and chopping? Is sautéing the same thing as frying? And what exactly does it mean when it says ‘prepare the chiles’?

If you find yourself empathising with these types of questions, How to Cook Everything may just be the...

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05:30
Dodocase already has an Apple Watch accessory for...

The Apple Watch doesn't even have a release date yet, but that doesn't mean you can't already be accessorizing. Dodocase has debuted a pre-order for a handsome Apple Watch charging stand. Pre-orders will cost you just a US$5 deposit towards the final...

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05:25
Video review of the Retina 5K iMac

Terrific review of the Retina 5K iMac. So well done. Trying hard to resist the urge to order one right this second.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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05:09
CVS Says it Can’t Take Apple Pay, Evaluating Options

CVS, along with Rite Aid, disabled their in-store NFC mobile payment systems after the launch of Apple Pay, blocking both iPhones and Google Wallet-compatible Android phones from acting as credit cards. CVS now has a statement out saying it can't accept those payment forms.

The Mac Observer Spin: Seems like CVS is confusing "cannot" with "won't," because their NFC credit card terminals are clearly capable of supporting Apple Pay.


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05:00
Tim Cook: Over 1 million credit cards have been...

While speaking at the WSJD Live event last night, Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed some initial data regarding the company's recent rollout of Apple Pay. According to Cook, over 1 million cards have already been loaded up via Apple Pay.

Given that Apple...

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04:59
Tim Cook and Alibaba’s Jack Ma talk Apple Pay at...

Yesterday’s opening day of the Wall Street Journal’s WSJDLive conference featured separate interviews of Alibaba Chairman Jack Ma and Apple CEO Tim Cook. Apple Pay was a small, but potentially important, part of a large conversation.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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04:50
Tim Cook: Parts for iPod classic no longer...

Without much fanfare, Apple discontinued the hard drive-based iPod classic in September of this year. Speaking at the Wall Street Journal's WSJD conference, Apple CEO Tim Cook had a simple explanation for fans of the high capacity device -- lack of parts availability led to the demise of the last non-flash iPod....



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04:42
An oral history of the birth of online advertising

Back in October of 1994, the two founders of Wired magazine, Louis Rossetto and Jane Metcalfe, found themselves in a unique situation. One of their biggest advertisers, AT&T, was interested in expanding their presence from print to the web. Now all Louis and Jane had to do was figure out how to make that happen.

Terrific read.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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04:34
Walmart: Here’s why we don’t support Apple Pay

Business Insider asked a Walmart PR representative why Walmart does not support Apple Pay.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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04:24
Apple spent record $1.7B on research &...

Apple's spending on research and development grew 35 percent to more than $6 billion in fiscal 2014, setting a new record as the company gears up for future products like the Apple Watch and beyond.

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04:07
Apple doubles down on R&D and acquisitions as it...

Apple’s annual report, filed today, confirmed the obvious: music sales through its iTunes Store have declined. The company did not give a figure, noting only that the drop was more than compensated for by growth in app sales, but a recent WSJ report put the decline as high as 14%.

Growth in net sales from the iTunes Store was driven by increases in revenue from app sales reflecting continued growth in the installed base of iOS devices and the expanded offerings of iOS Apps and related in-App purchases. This was partially offset by a decline in sales of digital music.

The fall in music downloads was of course the primary motivation behind the company’s largest acquisition, the purchase of...

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04:00
The Retina iMac and its 5K display…as a gaming...

"What's gaming like on the retina iMac, Mother?" "PRODUCING 4K SCREENSHOT TO DEMONSTRATE."

A few weeks ago, Apple updated its iMac desktop line with "Retina" displays—an Apple marketing term used to denote LCDs with a pixel density high enough that individual display elements are invisible to the unaided eye at typical viewing distances. On Apple’s iPhones, the "Retina" moniker means a PPI of at least 300; for MacBook Pro portables, it means about 220. The new iMac’s 27" 5120x2880 LCD panel has a PPI of 218, putting it just below the 15" MacBook Pro’s 220 PPI.

Those numbers translating into a stunning screen is unsurprising, and now that I’ve got one on my desk to play with, I’ll absolutely add my voice to the chorus of other reviewers saying that the new iMac looks amazing. I haven’t yet attached a colorimeter to the display and gone to town—that’s coming in the next few days—but here’s the color space information right out of the box:...

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03:24
Leaked screenshots suggest Yosemite- and Retina-...

Chinese site cnBeta has posted convincing-looking Outlook screenshots of what it says is part of Office for Mac 16, suggesting that Mac users can expect a long overdue update to Microsoft’s productivity suite before too long … 

The screenshots depict a flat user-interface very much in keeping with Yosemite’s look & feel, and cnBeta says that the software also offers support for Retina screens and offers integration with Notification Center. Additionally, it’s likely that Microsoft will take the opportunity to bring the functionality more in line with the Windows version.

Unsurprisingly, cloud features are also reportedly being beefed-up. Microsoft yesterday started offering...

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03:00
The Mac mini’s Intel GPU won’t cut it as a 4K media...

I purchased a Samsung 4K television (a UN65F9000) for our family room and was super-excited to buy a late-2014 Mac mini (Macmini7,1, model A1347) to complete our entertainment center. The problem is that the Mac mini’s anemic GPU can’t drive a 4K display at a fast enough refresh rate to play smooth video, which is a bummer.

I’ve used a Mac mini connected to a 1080p panel in my living room for years, and it’s always worked great. A Mac mini is great in a media center computer, there’s nothing like having a real web browser for watching live streams and video podcasts and VLC media player is the de facto standard for playing every video CODEC known to mankind. (...

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02:55
Microsoft copying more trackpad gestures from OS X...

Microsoft has had a great idea for making the next version of Windows better for power users: copy more trackpad gestures from OS X … 

The Verge pointed us to a Windows 10 keynote demo at TechEd Europe, where Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore introduced the innovative new idea.

With Windows 10 we’re adding support for power users in a touch pad, where multiple finger gestures — which all of you power users learn — can make you really efficient.

Among the gestures demonstrated were exposing the desktop, which Microsoft does with three fingers down, in place of OS X’s thumb and finger spread; swiping between full-screen apps (three fingers instead of the default four in OS X); and Mission Control– sorry, Task Viewer (again, three...

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02:25
First look: Apple iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3

Apple is heading into the holiday season with what it says is its "strongest holiday product line up ever." The arrival of the new iPads certainly helps to underscore the point. Most expected that Apple would bring the popular Touch ID feature to both models, while processor upgrades were also in the cards. With leaks increasingly taking some of the surprise out of Apple's product launches, it still managed to keep a few things secret until it took the wraps off the iPad Air 2 and the iPad mini 3....



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00:00
Logitech announces new iPad Air 2 Keys-To-Go, Type...


Logitech announced today that it’s releasing updated versions of its Logitech Type+ and Logitech Ultrathin keyboard cases that work with the new slimmer iPad Air 2. It’s also unveiling the new Keys-To-Go, a new stand alone Bluetooth keyboard made to work with any model of iPad.

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Monday October 27

23:35
Microsoft unveils Office 365 SDK and APIs for iOS...

Microsoft on Tuesday revealed a multi-pronged initiative to supply developers with new Office 365 APIs and open-source SDKs, which can be used to tap into the company's cloud-based productivity platform for deep iOS app integration.

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22:52
Hands On: Elegy for a Dead World (OS X, Windows)

Elegy for a Dead World is a collaborative effort from Dejobaan Games and Popcannibal that aims to challenge the normal conventions used to define video games. Crowdfunded successfully--including being a Kickstarter Staff Pick--the game itself raised a little over $72,000 or about 150 percent of their goal. They did it by promising to produce a game unlike anything players have seen before. This mentality has not gone unnoticed, earning the game accolades at such industry events as Independent Games Festival 2014, Game Developer Conference, and IndieCade....



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21:59
Apple's iPhone 6 Plus selling unexpectedly well...

Outspoken T-Mobile CEO John Legere on Monday said Apple's iPhone 6 Plus "phablet" is generating unprecedented demand for America's fourth-largest wireless carrier, and at one point accounted for about 55 percent of the company's smartphone sales.

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21:05
Apple Watch will likely require daily charging, Cook...

As part of his interview at the WSJD Live conference on Monday, Apple's Tim Cook said he anticipates Apple Watch users are likely going to need to charge the device daily because they will use it so much.

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21:00
Revenue hits $7.35B for T-Mobile in Q3, adds 2.3...

T-Mobile's growth continues according to their third quarter figures for the 2014 fiscal year. In the financial results released late Monday night, T-Mobile said it pulled in $7.35 billion in revenue for the reported period. Consumer growth hit 2.34 million, the second highest number of additions to the carrier in the last seven reporting periods....



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