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Wednesday April 29

13:56
Sideshow Toys Announces R2-ME2 Art Project

Glorious goodie purveyor Sideshow Toys has launched a new project called R2-ME2. Sideshow gave blank Sixth Scale R2-D2 figures to a bunch of friends and fans, and they are becoming amazing custom pieces. You can check out versions of R2-D2 gussied up as Pee-Wee Herman, a Dalek, Groot, and many more you can check out on Instagram with the tag #R2ME2. Not all of them are up yet, so keep checking back to see more. Also, when the project is over, these little beauties will be auctioned off for charity. Keep in mind if you have your eye on the Dalek youâll be fighting with me and Jeff Gamet for ownership.


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13:51
Apple Watch rollout delayed by defective Taptic...

A report on Wednesday claims Apple discovered a serious flaw in certain vibrator mechanisms that power Apple Watch's Taptic Engine, prompting completed units to be scrapped just prior to launch.

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13:50
News: Limited Apple Watch supplies due to faulty...

The limited availability of the Apple Watch at launch is the result of supply constraints related to the taptic feedback sensors, the Wall Street Journal reports. The component, which provides the wrist-based vibration feedback, was being manufactured by two suppliers, one of which was found to be producing faulty components. The problem apparently remained undiscovered until mass production began in February, only revealing itself through reliability…

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13:45
Wearables Wednesday: Everything you need to know...

Today we’re going to focus a bit on how to set up notifications for your various apps on the Apple Watch. Properly setting notifications can make or break your Apple Watch experience, since getting too many of them can be even more annoying than having to dig an iPhone out of your pocket every time something dings or buzzes. 

Responding to notifications

The way notifications work on the Apple Watch, they’re displayed as soon as they arrive. If you don’t look at them immediately, the Watch saves them for later viewing.

You’ll know if you have unread notifications to view if there is a red dot at the top of the watch face. To look at those notifications, just swipe down on the face. If you have an iOS device like an iPhone or iPad, you’re probably already familiar with Notification Center, which are also accessed by swiping down from the top of your screen.

Live notifications get your attention by either making a noise or using the haptic...

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13:44
Apple Watch rollout slowed by faulty Taptic Engines...

The Wall Street Journal reports that the limited initial roll out of the Apple Watch was slowed by supply manufacturing issues concerning the Taptic Engine. The report claims that after mass production of the device began in February, reliability testing showed that some of the Taptic Engines supplied by AAC Technologies Holdings began to break down after use.

The Taptic Engine was created by Apple to produce the sensation of being tapped on the wrist as a less intrusive way of notifying the user. The engine uses a motor to move a small rod back and forth, which creates the feeling of tapping. The Taptic Engine also plays a role in sending your heartbeat to other Apple Watch users. KGI noted issues of the production of...

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13:26
Tip of the Day: Adjusting Siri’s volume

While adjusting the volume on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch is pretty obvious, you may not have known that Siri actually has its own, separate volume setting. This means that you can actually adjust Siri’s volume independently of the system volume, or the volume level used in other apps. To do this, simply start up Siri by holding the Home button and then use the standard volume up and down buttons to adjust the volume. The standard volume…

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12:26
Time Warner CEO 'pretty confident' Apple...

Speaking during a Wednesday financial results call, Time Warner CEO Jeffrey Bewkes said he is "pretty confident" Apple will be launching a subscription streaming TV service in the near future, callling the company "very forward-thinking about television."

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12:07
Apple already plans to expand R&D center in...

Apple is said to be looking to provide employees at its research and development center in Herzliya with more space, only a matter of weeks after the the new facility officially opened.

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11:55
MCX CEO Out After Best Buy Drops CurrentC for Apple...

Merchant Customer Exchange, or MCX, CEO Dekkers Davidson has turned in his executive washroom key and is off "to pursue other opportunities" following the revelation that Best Buy is dropping its plans to support CurrentC wireless payments in favor of Apple Pay. That's corporate speak for "you're fired," and also a big blow for the Apple Pay competitor.

The Mac Observer Spin: Looks like Dekkers Davidson learned the hard way about MCX's slogan: Don't get eliminated!

No, wait. That's MXC.


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11:53
App Camp for Girls releases Quiz Compendium app

App Camp for Girls:

The Quiz Compendium includes 15 personality quizzes created by camper project teams. You’ll learn so many things about yourself, such as what your superpower is, where you should go on vacation, and even what your breakfast choices say about your personality.

I utterly despise these kinds of “personality quizzes” but App Camp for Girls is a great cause started by a wonderful person, Jean MacDonald. The app is only 99 cents and goes to a very worthy organization. So I’ll swallow my disdain and buy the app and you should too.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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11:45
Review: Skech SkechBook for iPad Air 2 + iPad mini 3

Skech's SkechBook ($35-$40) is a folio-style case for iPad Air 2 or iPad mini 2/3. The name is fitting — SkechBook is thick and sturdy, as it looks and feels like a book. The back of the case has an opening for the iPad's camera (the mini version also has an extra hole for the microphone on the back of the device). Like many folio cases, the back cover has a crease, allowing the case to be used as a landscape viewing stand. SkechBook comes in a variety of colors, and we received an attractive champagne version of the case. The Air 2 case costs $5 more than the mini version.{/exp:char_limit}

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11:33
Microsoft announces path for iOS Objective-C...

Can’t help being reminded of all those many years of Apple finding ways to run Windows apps on a Mac.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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10:57
Can LG's Hot G4 Smoke the Competition?


LG on Tuesday unveiled its latest flagship smartphone, the G4. The official launch followed weeks of leaks about the device's design and features. The G4 has an f1.8 aperture lens; a new IPS Quantum display, which is generally seen in the latest TVs; a body curved in LG's "Slim Arc" design; and six genuine leather color options. Its rear 16-MP camera has a manual mode and comes with a color spectrum sensor -- a smartphone technology first, said LG. It has an 8-MP front camera. The G4 has a new, human-centric user interface, UX 4.0.

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10:52
Microsoft announces new tool for effortlessly...

Microsoft announced today during its Build conference that it will release a tool for developers to port their iOS apps directly to Windows 10 as “universal apps” that run on both phones and desktop computers. Developers will be able to feed their existing Objective-C code into a new software package and have it converted to work on the upcoming PC operating system.

At least, that’s how Microsoft is pitching it, though the whole process is a bit more complex. Essentially Windows 10 will ship with APIs that mirror the expected behavior of many iOS APIs, and this new conversion tool will help developers swap out iOS code for matching Windows code.

Because Windows 10 will be the operating system...

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10:29
TMO Daily Observations 2015-04-29: CurrentC Loses...

CurrentC lost Best Buy to Apple Pay, and now the CEO heading up the wireless mobile payment system is out the door. Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about the ramifications of Best Buy switching to Apple Pay, plus they talk about the possibility of Apple getting into personal robots. Bonus: Kelly coins the term shopenfreude.


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10:28
Office for iPhone & iPad will soon support cross...

via Harry McCracken

It was hard to miss the iPhone 6 and iPad Air on stage during the beginning of Microsoft’s BUILD conference for developers. It turns out the Apple devices were used to demo a new feature coming to Office for iPhone and iPad called add-ins…

Satya Nadella described Office as a productivity platform rather than a standalone suite of apps. Add-ins are apps or plug-ins you can run through specific Office apps including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook. Add-in examples include a version of...

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10:08
iOS 8 adoption breaks 80 percent

According to Apple, iOS 8 is at 81 percent, iOS 7 has 17 percent, and earlier OSes are at 2 percent.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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10:00
Happy Hour Podcast 012 | Apple Watch first...

Apple Watch is finally here (well for some of us) and this week Zac, Benjamin, and Michael talk about their first impressions and experience with it. Has it been living up to the hype so far? Feel free to drop us a line about your Apple Watch experience at listenermail@9to5mac.com. The Happy Hour podcast is available for download on iTunes and through our dedicated RSS feed…

New episodes of Happy Hour are available every Wednesday. As mentioned, you can download...

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09:39
Microsoft unveils Visual Studio Code For Mac, a...

Microsoft’s BUILD conference for developers is currently underway, and the first Apple-related piece of news that came out early in the event is a new code editor for Mac. The Windows-maker announced a version of its coding app called Visual Studio Code that runs natively on the Mac.Visual Studio Code is a cross-platform code editor with availability on Windows and now Linux in addition to OS X. Microsoft describes the program as a “code optimized editor” with support for Intellisense, debugging, and GIT. The developer tool also features integration with GitHub.

Developers can use the code editor to write apps for each platform it supports: Windows, Linux, and OS X. The announcement comes as Microsoft continues its cloud-first, cross platform approach with support for OS...

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09:39
News: Twitter CEO hints at larger Spotlight...

During yesterday’s quarterly earnings call, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo said his company is working on injecting more tweets into the Spotlight feature on iOS and OS X. Spotlight already displays information from Twitter when users search for specific Twitter handles or certain hashtags, but how the search prioritizes hashtags is unclear. A search for hashtags including terms already occurring in a user’s stored messages can return no Twitter…

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09:35
Samsung profit plunges 39 percent

Samsung Electronics Co. said its first-quarter net income has plunged 39 percent as the smartphone business saw its profit shrink to less than half from a year earlier.

And

Sales fell 12 percent from a year earlier to 47.12 trillion won while operating income dropped 30 percent to 5.98 trillion won, in line with Samsung’s earnings preview earlier this month.

The wider-than-expected drop in net profit was due to a big profit plunge in Samsung’s mobile business. The maker of Galaxy smartphones said its mobile division generated 2.74 trillion won in quarterly profit, compared with 6.43 trillion won a year earlier.

Ouch, sucks to be Samsung. This may look like the smartphone market is falling, but it’s not. Apple sold 61.1 million iPhones, up 40 percent over last year.

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09:30
App Camp for Girls releases camper-driven app

App Camp for Girls (AGC) a great project that fosters an interest in coding and apps among young women and girls, has released its first app for iOS, the student-driven App Camp Quiz Compendium ($0.99).

The app features 15 personality quizzes created by teams of "camper" girls who have attended an ACG event. Girls also learn about the business side of producing commercial apps, and I'm sure this project will be another lesson along those lines.

Good job, folks. Keep up the good work.

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09:20
Pixelmator for Mac adds support for Force Touch...

Pixelmator 3.3.2 is out, featuring lots of new stuff — Photos app support, Force Touch trackpad support, jaw-dropping Repair Tool enhancements, and much more.

This is just great software. I use it everyday.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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09:10
9to5Toys Lunch Break: Spigen iPhone 6/Plus cases...

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

Today’s can’t miss deals:

Spigen iPhone 6/Plus cases in multiple styles & colors from $4 Prime shipped (up to 80% off)

9to5Toys Specials currently has a...

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08:59
IoT: Why Security Pros Need to Prepare Now


Have you ever heard of the Cullinan diamond? If you haven't, it was the largest diamond ever discovered: a 3106 carat diamond found in 1905 in South Africa. What's interesting about the Cullinan diamond isn't so much the discovery of the stone itself but what happened afterward: specifically, the cutting of the diamond. The Cullinan diamond was split into a number of smaller pieces -- nine large pieces and dozens of smaller ones -- by Joseph Asscher, a noted diamond cutter of the time.

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08:59
TAG Heuer's Android smartwatch will cost you $1...

So much for hopes that TAG Heuer's first smartwatch will cost less than its conventional counterparts. Jean-Claude Biver, the head of TAG's parent company LVMH, says that the Android Wear timepiece will cost about $1,400 when it ships in October or N...

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08:45
Pixelmator 3.3.2 supports Force Touch trackpad,...

Pixelmator 3.3.2 has been released with support for Apple's new Force Touch trackpad on the MacBook, as well as an improved repair tool. Based on the demo video, the repair tool looks extremely impressive. The folks at Pixelmator note they spent two years on getting this feature to where it is now. 

Pixelmator is a fantastic image editor and, I must say, the one I use every day. Version 3.3.2 is a free update for existing users. The software costs $29.99 for new customers.

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08:30
Tattooed Apple Watch owners report sensor troubles

The Apple Watch is slowly but surely making its way into the world, but less than a week after the first devices landed on the front steps of lucky pre-orderers, there’s already a problem—sort of.

The watch reportedly has trouble sensing it’s on your skin if you have a heavily pigmented tattoo sleeve, according to Reddit users. This means the watch constantly locks up if you have it set to lock when it’s not on your wrist, and it doesn’t tap you when notifications come in. People who are experiencing the problem have tried turning off wrist detection, which allows alerts to come through, but turning off that setting also prevents Apple Pay from working, so it’s a less-than-ideal solution.

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08:23
Apple will soon let you shop the Apple Store from...

Amazon and Target won’t be the only major retailers on your wrist for long: sources say that Apple is finishing up work on a version of its Apple Store application for the Apple Watch. The Apple Watch app will come “soon” as part of an update to the Apple Store iPhone and iPad application, and will likely enable customers to make certain types of Apple Store purchases from their wrists, as well as receiving Apple Store-related notifications. As the Apple Watch does not have a keyboard, more involved orders will require the user to move over to the iPhone app. Apple will ask employees to push Apple Store app installations for the Apple Watch to customers this summer, when the...

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08:09
Analyst: Apple Watch to be Apple’s Best Selling New...

Apple Watch inventory may be severely limited right now, but that won't stop it from becoming the best selling new device in the company's history. Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Brian White thinks Apple Watch will outpace all other new product launches, and he says Apple is innovating on a scale unlike anything it's done before.

The Mac Observer Spin: Brian White says Apple Watch will be the company's most successful product launch ever, and he thinks their current innovation streak could lead to personal robots. Please, oh please, let that come true.


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07:48
Twitter CEO highlights Apple Spotlight partnership...

Users may see more Tweets in future updates to iOS and OS X. According to Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, Twitter is working with Apple on injecting Tweets into the Spotlight feature on iPhones, iPads, iPod touches, and Macs. Costolo made the comments as part of yesterday’s Twitter quarterly earnings call, according to a transcript:

And finally, we are also working with Apple to surface great Twitter content and accounts directly in Spotlight Search on iOS and OS X, that also makes it easier and quicker to find great things on Twitter. So I would sum up by saying, there is absolutely an opportunity to go and monetize that attention and traffic. We want to make sure we iterate on the experiences to get them right first.

Spotlight on iOS and OS X...

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07:34
Xsan volume turning invisible every day

Forums: Troubleshooting

Good Afternoon Xsan Deployers.

I have an Xsan with 3 volumes:
Video_1: 56 TB
Video_2: 24 TB
Repository: 10 TB

2x MDC, 12x clients
Mac OS 10.8.5 on all workstations.

Since 3 days, i have my xsan volume Video_1, and only him, turning invisible on the desktops of the clients.
If i try to reach him via Terminal, he's still there, and the Xsan Admin nor the logs does not show any error.

I already had this issue in the past, and i solved as it's showed here:
http://krypted.com/xsan/holy-cow-batman-my-xsan-volume-is-invisible/

But in the past, once i fixed it once, the issue never appeared again, while now, once per day, this even happen.
I fix it easily with the SetFile command, but it's...

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07:33
News: Problem with iPad app grounds American...

Multiple American Airlines flights were grounded Tuesday night over an issue with an iPad app used by pilots, The Verge reports. “Some flights are experiencing an issue with a software application on pilot iPads,” American Airlines spokesperson Andrea Huguely said. “In some cases, the flight has had to return to the gate to access a Wi-Fi connection to fix the issue.” @bjacaruso Some flights are experiencing an issue with a…

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07:30
The best Mac and iPad keyboards

Keyboards are important — so important that many people won’t “work” on their iPads without real keys to type on. No one complained when desktop mice gave way to laptop trackpads, or when trackpads evolved into tablet touchscreens, but the switch from physical to virtual keyboards has been met with plenty of resistance… specifically because virtual keyboards offer no resistance. There’s something about the responsive, up and down movement of actual keys, known as “travel,” that people clearly prefer over tapping on completely flat glass.

I’ve tested a lot of keyboards, and since I rely upon them professionally every day, I have some strong opinions as to the best options for different types of Mac and iPad users. You might be surprised by my advice, as it bucks a couple of Apple’s trends (“smaller!” “thinner!”), but if you’re like me, you’ll be a much happier typist if you “think different” on this topic than the folks in Cupertino…

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07:25
Samsung reclaims top smartphone maker title from...

Strategy Analytics has a new report out that estimates that Samsung has once again become the number one smartphone manufacturer by units shipped. Although Samsung doesn’t officially report unit numbers, the analytics firm is estimating 83 million smartphones sold worldwide for the company. IDC is also reporting similar numbers.

Apple, which does report the number of iPhones it shipped, sold 61 million iPhones in the last quarter. This is a new record for Apple (which became the #1 manufacturer during the previous quarter with the...

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07:20
Best Buy to accept Apple Pay, breaks from MCX lineup

Retailer Best Buy Best Buy said its customers could start using Apple Pay from Monday to make purchases on its app through the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch, thus appearing to break ranks with a group of leading U.S. merchants who are backing an alternative payment system.

Apple CEO Tim Cook also announced during an earnings conference call Monday that Apple Pay would be supported on the Best Buy app and in stores later this year.

The move is significant in that it breaks Best Buy away from the Merchant Customer Exchange, or MCX, a coalition of merchants backing its own mobile payments platform called CurrentC. MCX members Rite Aid and CVS...

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07:15
Apple to reject Watch apps that simply tell time

Developer David Smith was reviewing the Watch App Review guidelines when he came across section 10.7, which reads: 

"Watch Apps whose primary function is telling time will be rejected"

It makes sense as Apple is probably concerned with user confusion, since "time" app would likely include a watch face. Still, I feel for developers who had been working on, say, a world clock app.

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07:06
News: Apple rejects Apple Watch apps that just tell...

In a series of updates to its App Store guidelines, Apple has spelled out some boundaries for which apps will be allowed on the Apple Watch. Watch apps built primarily to tell time will be rejected, reflecting the time Apple has spent in its own exhaustive efforts to create intricate faces for the watch. Apple also clarified that apps used for health-related research on human subjects will need to be approved by an independent ethics review board.…

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07:00
Review: ‘Does not Commute’ for iPhone & iPad is...

While self-driving cars may be the future of personal transportation, we’re still stuck driving the old-fashioned way for now, and a new iPhone game will show you why the future can’t come fast enough.

Does not Commute is a driving game that tasks you with navigating a car from point A to point B. The car drives forward automatically, and you tap the right side of your screen to turn right, or the left side to turn left.

It sounds simple, and that’s because it is. After you successfully guide your first car across the neighborhood to its exit point, you’ll be asked to do the same with a second car with new starting and ending points.

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06:57
Apple Watch goes through DisplayMate testing,...

The Apple Watch is out the door, its display is impressive and seems to hold a terrific resolution, even given its tiny screen.

The display itself features a Flexible OLED covered by either a sapphire crystal or Ion-X strengthened cover glass on the Sport model. This being Apple’s first OLED display, Dr. Raymond Soneira over at DisplayMate went bananas, testing its performance, power management, color management, color gamut, color accuracy, ambient light sensor, reflectance, viewing angles and other aspects of the wearable.

It’s not exactly light reading, but it’s as thorough as anything you’ll find out there. The report has great things to say about the Apple...

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06:49
iOS 8 adoption bumps up to 81% with help of Apple...

More than 7 months after its official release, iOS 8 has now passed 80% adoption as a version of Apple’s latest mobile operating system is running on 81% of active devices, according to Apple’s App Store Distribution data. The new data puts iOS 8 up two points since this time two weeks ago. The remaining devices include 17% running a version of iOS 7, which is where the upgrades came from, while 2% of devices measured have iOS 6 or earlier.

That compares to MixPanel’s data that puts iOS 7 adoption at around 91% during the same period last year; its current data...

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06:49
Twitter Searches May be Coming to Apple’s Spotlight

Spotlight searches could be able to sift through Twitter soon, according to company CEO Dick Costolo. He told investors talks are underway with Apple to bring the feature to searches on your Mac, iPhone, and iPad.

The Mac Observer Spin: Twitter results will start showing up soon in Google searches, so adding Apple's Spotlight seems like a natural progression.


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06:45
News: Users with arm tattoos report problems with...

Some people with tattoos are reportedly having trouble with sensors in the Apple Watch, as noted in a recent Reddit thread. Apple had previously noted that the watch’s wrist sensors — which rely on green LED and infrared lights being reflected into light-sensitive photodiodes — may not work properly for everyone, and it seems that large patches of dark ink over the area of skin where the watch makes contact with a user’s wrist is causing…

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06:37
Crashing iPad App Grounds Dozens of American Airline...

infolation writes: American Airlines was forced to delay multiple flights on Tuesday night after the iPad app used by pilots crashed. Introduced in 2013, the cockpit iPads are used as an "electronic flight bag," replacing 16kg (35lb) of paper manuals which pilots are typically required to carry on flights. In some cases, the flights had to return to the gate to access Wi-Fi to fix the issue.


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06:30
The 12-inch MacBook: A Different Mac for a...

To better understand Apple’s new 12-inch MacBook, Julio Ojeda-Zapata looks to his parents. They’re far removed from debates about the laptop’s single USB-C port, and just want a mobile computer that is simple, attractive and easy to carry. The 12-inch MacBook is their dream machine. Might it be yours as well?

 

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06:20
Three days with the Apple Watch

Matthew Miller, writing for ZDNet, takes you from unboxing, through learning, through three days of living with his brand new Apple Watch. If you are still on the fence about buying one, this will give you a sense of the experience.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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06:18
News: Daily Deal: Roxon Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

Today in iLounge Deals we’re offering up the Roxon Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker for only $39 – that’s 50% off the normal price. Packing in Bluetooth 4.0 wireless, BASS boost technology for impressive sound power, speakerphone capability, and 8-12 hours of battery life, this little speaker packs massive sound in a rugged, portable, and splash-proof body, allowing you to bring your music anywhere. The handy clip lets you hang it on a tree…

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06:00
Tech firms, other organizations setting up resources...

Between the events of the Nepal earthquake and the Baltimore riots Monday night, it’s turning into a disastrous week. If you were wondering what you can do to help, a number of tech companies, including Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Viber, have set up Red Cross donations, people-location services and cheap to free calling to reach out to anyone you might know in Nepal.

Where Baltimore is concerned, the Baltimore Sun has published a terrific list of links for people to sign up and volunteer their services. The page also contains links to web sites looking to help rebuild Baltimore after the...

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06:00
Tweets coming to Apple's Spotlight search,...

The already-cosy relationship between Apple and Twitter appears to be growing tighter, as the companies are now engaged in an effort to bring Twitter content to Apple's Spotlight search engine.

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05:55
4 Tips for Preserving Apple Watch Battery Life

More Apple Watch tips? Don't mind if we do! In this article, we'll go over some ideas for stretching the battery life on your fancy new device, including how to see the time you've spent actually interacting with the Watch since you last charged it. Keeping your tech alive and well is what we're all about in this Quick Tip.


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05:25
Pixelmator 3.3.2 adds support for Apple's new...

Popular photo editing tool Pixelmator was updated on Wednesday to add pressure-sensitive support for Apple's new Force Touch trackpad found on the latest MacBooks, as well as an advanced repair tool said to be five times better than its predecessor.

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05:00
5 surprising tips for Apple’s new Photos app

Most of the reporting to date on Apple’s new Photos app logically focuses on getting your pictures into the program, dealing with iCloud Photo Library (the syncing service used to copy all your pictures onto all your devices), the Adjustment panel’s smart sliders, and so on. In this column, you’ll learn a few slick Photos tricks that you may not have read about anywhere else. Read on and prepare to be impressed!

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

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04:38
Redditors and Twitter users report problems with...

Left: no heart-rate reading or skin contact, right: working fine

If you have tattooed wrists and are thinking about ordering an Apple Watch, you may want to try one first. A Reddit thread is reporting that the watch can fail to read heartbeats, or even fail to detect skin contact at all, on some people with heavily-tattooed wrists. This has been backed-up by some Twitter users.

The issue isn’t affecting everyone with tattoos, and reports seem to suggest that solid areas of darker inks – like red and black – and most likely to be affected. The issue is specific to tattoo inks: skin color has no impact.

If the watch fails to detect your skin, you can turn off wrist detection in the companion app, but the watch will then no longer support...

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04:29
Pixelmator for Mac adds Force Touch pressure-...

The developers behind Pixelmator have just released another free update to the Mac app, available in the Mac App Store ($29.99). Despite the bug-fix identifier, Version 3.3.2 packs some cool enhancements to support Apple’s latest technologies and hardware.

For one, as demoed in the screenshot above, Pixelmator brushes now support Force Touch so you can draw with multiple levels of pressure by pressing harder on the touchpad of your new Retina MacBook (or early 2015 13 inch Retina MacBook Pro). This is useful for quick adjustments although serious painters will still want to use dedicated drawing tablets. The update also adds support for the Photos app and a revamped Repair Tool …

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Tuesday April 28

20:53
iPad outage affects a “a few dozen” American...

Two years ago, American Airlines replaced the paper versions of its cockpit documents with iPad flight bags on all planes. At the time, the airline touted that the switch would both save money for the company and make the lives of pilots easier. This evening, however, more than several dozen American Airlines flights have been affected by an iPad-related outage. Many flights have been delayed and passengers forced to exit the planes.

“Some flights are experiencing an issue with a software application on pilot iPads,” American Airlines wrote on Twitter. According to various user reports, iPads went blank for both captains and copilots. In order to resolve the issues, pilots had to return to the gate and...

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19:54
Apple iPad software issue grounds 'several...

At least one American Airlines flight was grounded before takeoff on Tuesday due to a software bug that disabled pilots' iPad-powered electronic flight bags, potentially affecting the carrier's entire fleet of 737 aircraft.

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19:06
'Test model' iPad among items stolen in...

A report on Tuesday details a recent home invasion in Cupertino, Calif., in which thieves stole thousands of dollars' worth of goods and cash, including what is being described as a "test model iPad from Apple."

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18:18
Test iPad stolen from Cupertino home, not yet...


Apple’s latest iPad Air 2 tablet

Mercury News reports that an iPad test model was one of the items stolen in a robbery and kidnapping that took place at a Cupertino house earlier this month. Specific details regarding the device are sparse at this point, although it has not yet been recovered. The victim of the robbery was a 20-year old man who was also kidnapped after responding to an online advertisement from a women.

The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office would only disclose that the device was “a test model iPad from Apple.” The victim informed detectives that the device was one of...

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18:00
Als uw Xsan-volume niet opstart na het inschakelen...

Meer informatie over wat u moet doen in het geval van aan Xsan gerelateerde kernelpanics in uw serverlogbestanden die verwijzen naar een niet-overeenkomende Inode-versie.

Read more: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204345

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17:14
MCX CEO out a day after Best Buy announces Apple Pay...

MCX, the merchant consortium behind the Apple Pay competitor known as CurrentC, has announced today that CEO Dekkers Davidson is being replaced by Brian Mooney. MCX has given Mooney the title of interim CEO, which makes it unclear as to whether the consortium is actively looking for another CEO to replace Dekkers Davidson or if Mooney is the permanent choice.

When Apple Pay launched, CurrentC and MCX received a flood of negative publicity. CurrentC’s exclusivity policy at the time prompted retailers such as CVS and Rite Aid to disable NFC...

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16:35
∞ djay for Apple Watch

The guys at Algoriddim do a great job with their software.

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16:10
Consortium behind Apple Pay competitor CurrentC...

The Merchant Customer Exchange, better known by its acronym MCX, announced on Tuesday that it has named payments expert Brian V. Mooney as interim CEO, replacing former chief executive Dekkers Davidson.

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15:38
Other Shoe Drops in White House Security Breach


Last year's breach of unclassified White House computer systems reportedly was far more intrusive than initially thought and included the theft of some presidential correspondence.
No classified systems were compromised, including the servers that control the message traffic from President Obama's BlackBerry mobile device. However, much of the information the unclassified servers handle -- such as schedules, email exchanges with State Department officials, and discussions of personnel moves, legislation and policy -- is considered sensitive.

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15:38
Apple now says human medical research apps ‘must’...

Apple has added a clause in its App Store guidelines for developers noting that apps doing health-related human subject research are required to obtain approvals from an independent ethics review board.

Apple previously recommended that developers utilizing its new open-source ResearchKit framework for medical research in apps consult with an “institutional review board or ethics committee” to ensure safety requirements are met, but the new guidelines make approvals from a review board and proof of the approval a requirement for all apps conducting human subject medical research. 

The new guideline reads:

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15:30
The Week in Mac Apps: Dance to your own groove with...

Beatboxes, world time, photomosaics, and more

In this week’s roundup of new Mac apps, we bring you a tool that lets you cut your own groove, a dashboard widget that helps you keep up with the news, and an app that makes sure you don’t wake up your boss at 3:00 a.m. (unless you really want to).

BeatLine 1.0

Ever wanted your very own drum machine? Music Paradise’s $1 BeatLine gives you just that—without any extra hardware.

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15:29
Google Analytics for iOS updated w/ new comparison...

Google Analytics for iOS has received an update this evening that bumps it to version 1.2.0. The update includes a handful of features, such as new comparison capabilities and some small interface tweaks.

First, Google Analytics on iOS now allows users to compare data from the current date range to that of previous date ranges. For instance, you can compare the data for the current week to the data of the similar week in the previous month. There’s also now the ability to configure your favorite and most-used views within the app. Finally, version 1.2.0 also includes a redesigned view selector with a search feature.

The full release notes can be seen below:

What’s New in Version 1.2.0

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15:25
UberEATS now delivering food to New Yorkers in 10...

After seeing initial success in Los Angeles and Barcelona, Uber on Tuesday launched its UberEATS service in New York and Chicago, promising customers direct delivery of fresh food in ten minutes or less.

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15:00
AWT News Update: April 28, 2015

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A shock! It's not all Apple Watch news on the AWT News Update today. Our stories include:

  • Arm and wrist tattoos are making the Apple Watch heart rate sensor go whacky
  • Wall Street analysts love them some Apple after yesterday's record second quarter earnings, raising estimates for the company
  • Dropbox gains a new commenting feature
  • Christy Turlington Burns posted the eighth and final chapter in her Apple-hosted Watch blog

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14:25
IK Multimedia releases UltraTuner for iPhone and...

UltraTuner is the most precise digital tuner available for iOS, providing precision down to .01 (yes, that’s 1/100th) of a cent. UltraTuner is 10x more precise than mechanical strobe tuners, which are generally considered the “gold standard” of precision tuners, and they typically don’t fit into your shirt pocket.

This looks very cool. The screenshots of it on the Apple Watch are just great.

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14:19
BIAS FX for iPad

BIAS FX turns your iPad into a world-class, guitar amp-and-effects processor. It gives you an endless collection of insanely great-sounding guitar pedalboards, ultra-high definition stereo rack effects, dual amps and dual signal chain. You can share and download users and artists signature guitar pedalboards from the cloud.

Yes. Download!

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14:12
Decoding Eddie Van Halen’s “Little Guitars”

Alex Vollmer is a very talented guitar player and he’s come up with an explanation and video of how to play Eddie Van Halen’s “Little Guitars.” It’s great.

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14:00
The Backerjack Podcast Episode 16: Cyclops cameras,...

In sweet Episode 16 of the Backerjack Podcast, Steven Sande and Ross Rubin check out some of the latest products seeking funds and preorders:

  • Flex Cam PIC, a whimsical and inexpensive still and video camera that wraps around objects and comes in a range of colors and silly characters. It has some similarities to Podo.
  • GeniCan, a clip-on to your garbage can or recycle bin that builds your shopping list by scanning the barcodes of products you’ve consumed. As we note, it has the same goals as ...
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13:41
Tip of the Day: Naming your Fingerprints for Touch ID

Did you know you can give you stored Touch ID fingerprints names? This can be helpful to keep track of which fingerprints have been assigned to which slots — especially useful as well if you’ve temporarily added somebody else’s fingerprint and want to keep track of it, or even if you just need to know which finger to delete so you can re-train it. While Touch ID doesn’t really give you a way to do this while adding fingerprints,…

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13:29
Mac: Overmacs PhotoSweeper 2.1

Now that Apple has released its Photos app for OS X, it’s probably a good time to deal with cleaning up your library before migrating it over and moving it to iCloud Photo Library — especially since you’ll need to pay Apple for space to upload your photos to iCloud, and if you have duplicates in your library, those definitely will count. If you’ve already made the plunge and migrated your library over to the new Photos app, you’ve probably noticed that Apple has done nothing to deal with avoiding duplicates, and of course if you’re trying to consolidate photos from more than one place to get them all into a single Photos library, the process can get even more confusing. Fortunately, Overmacs has you covered with PhotoSweeper 2.1 ($10), an update to our favorite photo duplicate management app release, made to specifically add support for the new Photos app.
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10:22
Apple says it will reject Apple Watch apps that just...

Apple has today added a new guideline to the App Store Review Guidelines, the first clause specifically targeted at Apple Watch development. This rule that Watch apps that only tell time will be rejected has actually been enforced since Apple started accepting WatchKit submissions as many developers complained to find their apps had been rejected for this reason. The documentation change now formalizes this rule into an official policy.

The Apple Watch does not currently allow third-parties to create custom watch faces. Users are limited to the choice of ten faces that come pre-installed. Most of these faces can be customized with different features...

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10:12
Lark puts food-logging on your wrist with new Apple...

If Siri sent you encouraging messages about your activity and sleep patterns, she would look a lot like Lark, a conversational wellness coaching app for iOS. Now the app is tackling food-tracking with Tuesday’s update for iOS and its launch on Apple Watch.

Lark is taking a decidedly different approach to food than its meal-tracking competitors with a focus on wellness instead of guilt. Record your meals, snacks, and drinks using voice dictation on the Watch or iPhone and Lark will parse trends from your daily food log, not specific calorie counts.

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10:01
Gadget Ogling: Pretty 3D Printing, an Eye-Catching...


3D printing is fascinating. It still seems wild to me that you can download schematics for anything and have a plastic version of a physical object in your home a short while later. However, not many printers can switch up the color or the types of filaments you use in your creation. The Pallette could change that, with a peripheral to pump in more vibrant hues and brighten up that mono-colored trinket you're ready to print. What's especially interesting is the possibility of adding different elements to the object, like carbon fiber or wood.

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09:30
Apple fitness lead Jay Blahnik hosts Apple Watch...


As Apple continues its marketing campaign for the Apple Watch along with its release, the company has shared a recent interview with Christy Turlington Burns hosted by fitness lead Jay Blahnik at the Regent Street Apple Store in London.

Turlington Burns ran in the London Marathon on Sunday wearing the Apple Watch. Since her appearance...

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09:15
AWT Health Club: the Apple Watch Activity app

This week’s app: Activity

A week ago, just a handful of people were using Apple’s Activity app; now, it’s on the Apple Watch and iPhone, tracking your every step and trying to keep you moving and working out. 

Over the past few days as I’ve become accustomed to having the Watch on my left wrist, I’ve found Activity to be a helpful tool for personal health. It’s unobtrusive, but tells you when you ought to get up from sitting too long and walk around a bit, and also gives you an idea of your activity with a glance.

To get to the app on the Watch, just press the Digital Crown and tap the Activity button, which looks like a trio of concentric circles — red on the outside, green in the middle, and blue on the inside. The first time you do this, Activity takes you through a short tutorial on...

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09:10
9to5Toys Lunch Break: iPad mini 3 $250, JBL AirPlay...

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iPads: mini 3 16GB Wi-Fi $250 (Reg. $399), Air 2 Wi-Fi 64GB...

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08:34
Apple Watch may not be able to detect users’ wrists...

Your snazzy new Apple Watch may not be able to detect your wrist if there’s a tattoo in the way.

A Reddit user posted on Monday that his Apple Watch didn’t receive notifications and would lock when placed on his tattooed wrist. Before trying to contact Apple, though, he tested the Watch against his unmarked hand, which suddenly allowed it to work as intended.

Turning off wrist detection entirely was said to solve the problem, but at the expense of features like Apple Pay.

The Apple Watch’s wrist detection feature relies on sensors located on the back of the device which also serve as a heart rate tracker through a method known as...

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08:18
Apple targeting late June for release of Apple Watch...

Apple will get the Apple Watch out to other countries once the initial, massive deluge of pre-orders is taken care of.

To wit: Around about June.

Over the course of the Q2 2015 conference call, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that Apple is targeting late June for an sales expansion that would make Apple Watch available in more countries, conditional on supply.

The Watch is currently on sale in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States with customers waiting for their sold-out preorders to arrive. A few boutique stores sold the device on April 24, but Apple’s own stores aren’t expected to carry...

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08:08
News: Daily Deal: Tego 3-in-1 MFi-Certified Cable

Today in iLounge Deals, you can pick up the Tego 3-in-1 MFi-Certified Cable for 30% off at only $20.99. This single combination cord provides adapters for charging your Micro-USB, Lightning, and Dock Connector devices. Certified through Apple’s MFi program, this cable guarantees safe charging of your iPhones, iPads, and iPods, while still providing the ability to also charge other tablets, smartphones, e-readers, and more. Get the Tego 3-in-1…

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08:00
Spigen unveils affordable new Apple Watch stand and...

As lucky early adopters get their hands on the world’s first Apple Watches, Spigen has unveiled a collection of accessories designed to hold and protect them. The lineup includes the most aggressively-priced metal stand we’ve seen from any company, as well as affordable protectors that can keep an Apple Watch looking new — important if you want to guard against the bumps and scratches of everyday life, maximizing its trade-in value.

Spigen’s lineup starts with the S330 Watch Stand, an aluminum frame that resembles Apple’s classic iMac and Thunderbolt Display stands, and continues with five different cases and two anti-scratch screen protectors. They’re all currently available for pre-order, shipping in May…

The...

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08:00
Tim Cook: Apple Watch could reach additional...

During this week's financial call, Apple CEO Tim Cook noted that the Apple Watch could be available in additional countries by June. He did not identify any of those countries, though.

The Apple Watch is currently selling in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States. Pre-orders on April 24th were brisk to say the least, with ship times extending into June after only a brief time of availability.

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07:55
How to make instant sense of the Apple Watch user...

There are a whole bunch of ways to help you get to grips with the Apple Watch user-interface, from online videos to in-store workshops to personal setup to comprehensive flow charts to the full user guide. But having had mine for a few days, I thought I’d put together the instant overview I wished I’d had on day one.

I’m not attempting to cover everything the watch can do, or anything close to it – merely give you the 1-minute overview of where you find things so you’ll be up-and-running as quickly as...

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07:53
Google Calendar

 April 28, 2015 7:53:00 AM PDT

We're investigating reports of an issue with Google Calendar. We will provide more information shortly.

Only Google Apps for Government customers are affected.

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07:47
Apple posts $13.6 billion profit on $58 billion in...

You can’t knock a US$13.6 billion quarterly profit.

Over the course of the second quarter, Apple cleared a US$14.6 billion profit from US$58 billion in revenue, beating analyst expectations as well as its own in the process. The revenues were up from US$45.6 billion in the second quarter of 2014.

Apple managed to sell 61.2 million iPhones in the quarter ending March 28, which also happened to be the second biggest quarter for iPhone sales ever. Analysts expected Apple to sell 58.1 million iPhones, 13.6 million iPads, and 4.7 million Macs, according to predictions. The company slipped on iPad and Mac sales with 12.6 million and 4.6 million...

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07:42
The man who broke the music business

Stephen Witt, writing a long form piece for the New Yorker, captures a moment in time, when compact discs were the de facto currency of the music industry and the MP3 was just starting its disruptive reign.

A non-stop, riveting read.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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07:35
How to watch the live stream of the 2015 NFL Draft...

Courtesy: NFL.com

You’ll need the NFL Mobile app for iOS if you plan on catching the upcoming 2015 NFL Draft from your mobile device, and Verizon today has shared that it will exclusively carry the broadcast for its subscribers on iPhone. Verizon’s exclusivity deal doesn’t extend to the iPad version of the app, though, so non-Verizon customers can still catch the draft’s live broadcast from the tablet app after verifying with a supported cable provider.

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07:14
Review: Yurbuds Liberty Wireless Earphones

It's been documented that music helps athletes perform better. Unfortunately, it is also well-documented that sweat kills headphones. JBL's Yurbuds brand aims to solve that problem with a line of sweatproof headphones designed to fit securely in the ear, backed by a strong warranty. Yurbuds Liberty Wireless Earphones ($100) mostly deliver on this promise, but suffer from some design choices that will detract from the experience for some users. The earphones come with two pairs of eartips, a travel pouch, and a micro-USB cable for charging.{/exp:char_limit}

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07:07
∞ Watch Rachel Flowers, blind since birth, nail this...

Rachel Flowers is a terrific musician. Her keyboard skills rival her guitar chops. I don’t know the whole backstory, but apparently Rachel’s Zappa mastery became known to Dweezil Zappa and he invited her to guest-gig with his band, Zappa Plays Zappa in Las Vegas this past Saturday night.

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06:55
Apple Watch and hands free computing

Ben Bajarin writes about the value of hands free computing that Apple Watch brings to the table.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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05:48
The Why Behind Google Fi

Google has launched its own mobile phone network in America called Project Fi, leveraging two different cellular carriers and the abundance of Wi-Fi networks. But why launch Fi?

 

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05:14
Apple CEO Tim Cook on why he’s still optimistic...

(Credit Quartz)

Tim Cook has once again defended the iPad in the face of continued falling sales, arguing that the “underlying data” paints a more positive picture than the pure sales numbers, and predicting that there will be future iPad growth.

As Quartz noted, the 23% year-on-year fall in iPad shipments to 12.6M means that iPad revenue actually dropped below Mac revenue for the second time since 2011. Cook again acknowledged that other Apple products cannibalize iPad sales, the iPhone 6 Plus a strong competitor on one side and the MacBook Air and new 12-inch MacBook on the other, but said that there were a number of...

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05:00
20 Apple Watch apps worth a flick of your wrist

Calling them “apps” is a bit of a misnomer because third-party apps don’t really run natively on Apple Watch – yet. They’re more like extensions or views of apps that are running on your iPhone, but I digress. Watch apps are a little laggy at launch – get used to looking at the spinning flower – but there are times when viewing little bits of information on your wrist can be useful, especially notifications. Most importantly, it doesn’t come with all the baggage and distractions that turn your iPhone into a blackhole of time that you can never get back. After spending the weekend with Apple Watch, here are a few of the initial standout apps.

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04:05
China finally overtakes U.S. in iPhone sales,...

Pundits have been predicting for several successive quarters that iPhone sales in China would outstrip those in the U.S., and Q2 2015 was when it finally happened, reports Reuters.

Apple […] sold more iPhones in China than the United States for the first time […] increasing its revenue in the country 71 percent to $16.8 billion, although that was helped by gift-buying for Chinese New Year.

Tim Cook said that the iPhone was responsible for the bulk of Apple’s revenue in China, though he did also note that Mac sales were “unbelievable,” up 31% year-on-year. As with other markets, the iPhone is usually the first Apple product people buy, but...

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03:30
Remembering Front Row, the Apple TV precursor on...

Whooummm! With that sound, wherever you were in your Mac, the Front Row interface swung into view.

Front Row was fab. Introduced first on the iMac G5, this was Apple’s “10-foot UI,” a way of interacting with your music, movies, and photos in a simplified interface so that you didn’t have to be sitting directly in front of it with a keyboard and mouse. Instead, you could lounge on the sofa and use Apple’s dinky new infra-red remote control to play DVDs, podcasts, shared music from other iTunes Libraries on your network, to bore your friends rigid with slideshows of your holidays in iPhoto, and more. 

Unsurprisingly, it was Front Row, as much as anything, that got folks thinking about using a Mac as a media center, and it was a great way of giving a new lease on life to a Mac after you’d upgraded to a newer model. Or indeed, you could do what I did and use it as an excuse...

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Monday April 27

22:10
Swedish armored vehicles get F1-inspired active...

BAE Systems recently announced that it has adapted the active damping suspension originally made for F1 cars to a Swedish Combat Vehicle, the CV90. This is reportedly the first system of its kind for a tracked vehicle, although BAE has been working o...

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21:48
Apple Watch sapphire rivals those of classic...

There’s certainly a benefit to Apple’s use of sapphire crystal on Apple Watch. It’s extremely scratch resistant (even though stainless steel may not be) and will hold up over time, but how does it compare to sapphire crystal used in traditional watches? In a new video published by Unbox Therapy, Apple Watch was put up against a Tissot watch to see if Apple’s standards for sapphire crystal match up with traditional...

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