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Tuesday April 21

02:52
Apple patents Apple Watch Sport Band, Classic Buckle...

Just days before Apple Watch is slated to ship out to early buyers, Apple on Tuesday was granted patents for its unique Sport Band, Classic Buckle and Link Bracelet device accessories, protecting the innovative designs from potential copycats.

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Monday April 20

20:57
Daily Roundup: Nokia making phones again, Sony wants...

Today, read how Nokia is planning to get back into the phone game, ponder why Sony's added image-stabilization technology to the front of its new flagship phone and get all the details on the best vaporizers around -- because it's that day. All that ...

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20:38
Bushel: Free easy-to-use cloud-based tool for Apple...

For some people, IT is a task and not a career. Bushel is a simple-to-use cloud-based tool that anyone can leverage to manage the Apple devices in their workplace. Bushel allows you to easily set-up and protect all of the Apple devices that you distribute to your team, or those that your team already has. Provide access to company email accounts, automatically install work apps to every device all at once, and separate and protect your team’s personal data from company data. And if a device is ever lost or stolen, you can even remotely lock it or wipe company data completely. Do all of this and much more, without any help from IT. All wrapped into one seamless interface so you can manage those Apple devices when you want, wherever you are. Bushel makes the complex simple, so you can focus on what matters most, all while taking back your nights and weekends. Your first three devices are free forever, and each additional device is just $2 per month with no contracts or commitments....

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19:39
Custom Watch Faces

A weekend Twitter thread regarding custom watch faces for Android Wear and the prospects of custom faces for Apple Watch led me to FaceRepo, a repository of downloadable watch faces for Android Wear. Remember the sites with “skins” for SoundJam and Audion? Like that, but for Android Wear. A few thoughts that went through my mind after perusing the offerings:

  • I don’t expect Apple to open up watch faces to arbitrary designs, even when the full Apple Watch SDK ships later this year. If they do allow third-party faces, I think it’ll be through design partners hand-selected by Apple. (The Mickey face is arguably an example of this already.) The idea of fully-customizable watch faces is right in the sweet spot between the differing philosophies of Google (anything goes) and Apple (tightly controlled). Apple Watch currently offers 10 different faces, and most of...

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17:43
Apple shares Earth Day 2015 collection with content...



After sharing its latest Environmental Responsibility report this morning, Apple this evening has added a new Earth Day 2015 section to the App Store. The section highlights content that contribute to environmental awareness, as well as apps that promote green living and going paperless.

Further, Apple’s Earth Day 2015 section aggregates books, movies, iTunes U content, podcasts, and TV shows that relate to the Earth. Selections include the TV show “Planet Earth,” the movie “March...

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17:00
Today in the App Store -- Lifeline, Stackables and...

Here are some of the best free apps, app updates and new apps that have landed in the App Store recently. Today's notable apps include a discount on Readkit, the new Lifeline game and a major update to Workflow. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can.

iOS Apps Now Free

Cut Me Out Pro - Easy photo editor to Chop photo, superimpose or erase background [Now free, down from $1.99] Cut out sections of an image in any shape and paste it to selected background photo with Cut Me Out Pro.

Perfect Picture - Photo Editor for Instagram [Now free, down from $0.99] Create amazing photos to share on Instagram or any other photo sharing app installed on device.

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16:09
Beyonce seen sporting Apple Watch Edition with gold...

Less than a week after star fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld showed off pictures of his yellow gold Apple Watch Edition with custom all-gold link bracelet, Beyonce was seen at Coachella wearing what appears to be the same combination.

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15:42
How to Create and Use Network Locations for Mac

Why does it say "Automatic" on your Network preferences? Because "Automatic" is the default location in Mac OS, you can create many more to make switching networks easier. Kelly helps you sort it out.


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15:32
Google Dresses Up Android Wear


Google on Monday released an update to Android Wear -- the first significant feature refresh for its wearable device software since its introduction more than a year ago.
"This update is overdue," said Ian Fogg, senior director and head of the mobile and telecoms team at IHS Technology. "With other products, Google adds features fairly continuously," he noted. "Android Wear hasn't had as much focus from Google over the last year as some of its other products."

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15:12
Apple Watch orders statuses changing to “Preparing...

Your pre-ordered Apple Watch might be about to head out the door.

A number of Apple Watch order statuses have begun changing from “Processing Items” to “Preparing for Shipment” as Apple gets ready to send out the first Apple Watch orders to customers who pre-ordered their devices on Friday, April 10th. The order statuses have shifted over to “Preparing for Shipment” for some buyers and are listing prospective delivery dates of April 24th to May 8th, while the first orders are expected to begin arriving on Friday, April 24th.

The change to customer order statuses came only minutes after Apple began charging credit and debit cards for Apple Watch...

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15:09
Some Apple Watch Orders ‘Preparing for Shipment’

Some Apple Watch orders have shifted from "Processing Items" to "Preparing for Shipment." TMO readers have also reported that their credit cards are being charged. Both suggest Apple will have some Apple Watch shipments delivered on April 24th, as promised.


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15:01
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14:58
Announcing TMO’s New Product Scoring System

For all of time, well since 2002, The Mac Observer has used a scale of 1 to 5 in its reviews for scoring products. As of today, that has changed, and here's why.


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14:30
AWT News Update: April 20, 2015

On today's show:

  • Porsche announces CarPlay for upcoming vehicles
  • The NAB wants Apple to enable the FM radio built into every iPhone
  • Samsung is so hated in Japan that the company is removing its logo from the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge when they are released in the country this week
  • Accessibility seekers trying out an Apple Watch can use Siri to enable VoiceOver.

A text version of the podcast is now included at the end of this post for those who would rather read than listen to the news (or watch it on Periscope). 

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This is Steve Sande from Apple World Today, and you’re listening to the AWT News Update for April 20, 2015. Help support our sponsor for this week — It’s About Time Produts, developers of Desk App for...

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14:29
TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 20...

Notable software releases this week include OS X Server 4.1, Nisus Writer Pro 2.1.1, OmniOutliner 4.2, Tinderbox 6.2, LaunchBar 6.3, Final Cut Pro X 10.2, Compressor 4.2, Motion 5.2, and OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 Supplemental Update 1.0.

 

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14:29
ExtraBITS for 20 April 2015

In our latest ExtraBITS roundup, Apple has released its ResearchKit framework to the open-source community, developer Marco Arment calls for thicker Apple devices, Apple is getting into forestry, iOS 8.3 blocks third-party file managers, and Josh Centers discusses spider robots on The Tech Night Owl.

 

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14:20
Apple preparing to ship out first Apple Watch orders...

Ahead of the expected first Apple Watch arrivals on April 24th, Apple has began charging customer credit and debit cards. Various users on social media that pre-ordered the Apple Watch are reporting that they have been charged by Apple for their order. According to reader reports, both Apple Watch and Apple Watch Sport customers have been charged.

While some users report that their shipment status has yet to change, our own Dom Esposito’s order status for his 38mm Apple Watch Sport has changed from from...

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14:14
Apple favorite Beyoncé shows off exclusive Apple...

Following an Apple Watch with gold link bracelet, an exclusive combo that Apple isn’t offering to consumers, surfacing on the wrist of designer Karl Lagerfeld, today Beyonce is flaunting the same model at Coachella, as shown in these images posted to her website. 

While so far Apple has been quiet about the exclusive Apple Watch models, it appears...

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14:08
1,500 iOS apps have HTTPS-crippling bug. Is one of...

About 1,500 iPhone and iPad apps contain an HTTPS-crippling vulnerability that makes it easy for attackers to intercept encrypted passwords, bank-account numbers, and other highly sensitive information, according to research released Monday.

An estimated two million people have installed the vulnerable apps, which include the Citrix OpenVoice Audio Conferencing, the Alibaba.com mobile app, Movies by Flixster with Rotten Tomatoes, KYBankAgent 3.0, and Revo Restaurant Point of Sale, according to analytics service...

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14:04
iOS-controlled toy Sphero made Star Wars’ BB-8...

Best known for its app-controlled robotic toys, iOS developer Sphero was responsible for creating the real version of the ball-shaped droid BB-8 featured in Disney’s upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens, according to Time. Having released the original iOS-controlled Sphero and much-improved Sphero 2.0 balls in 2012 and 2013, the company was accepted into a Disney accelerator program in 2014, receiving personal mentoring from ...

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13:49
Microsoft Office Mastery Bundle: $49

Most professionals have to use Microsoft Office at some point in their careers. If you want to make the most of it, check out our deal on the Microsoft Office Master Bundle. It's a collection of training courses that will help you master Office, and it covers Office for Mac 2011, as well as the Windows versions for Office 2003, 2007, 2010, and 2013. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook are all covered, and there is both a basic and advanced course for Excel. For Windows users, there are also courses for PivotTable and SharePoint. Through our deal, you can get the whole package for $49, a whopping 96 percent discount.


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13:36
Ask iLounge: Why can’t I set a longer passcode...

Q: I just upgraded to a new iPhone 6 Plus from my old iPhone 5, but this new iPhone seems to always want me to enter my passcode or use Touch ID whenever I turn the screen back on — even if it’s only been off for a second. I’m used to just being able to turn my iPhone off and then back on with the top button to check something quickly without being prompted for a passcode each time. Even with Touch ID, it would still be easier to turn…

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13:31
How Bob Levitus Learned to Blow Stuff Up Without...

Have you seen Bob "Dr. Mac" LeVitus's new show on YouTube? Episode 5 came out today, Action Movie FX (or, How I Learned to Blow Stuff Up without Risking Life or Limb). In it, he stomps his son, blasts his daughter, and has horrible things crawl out of a Spiderman toy. It all revolves around the Action Movie FX app, and he shows you how to use it. Dr. Mac is always lots of fun, so check it out: The BobLeVitus.TV Show.


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13:30
The best travel accessories for your MacBook Air,...

Traveling with any MacBook is a lot easier today than it was five or ten years ago. Apple’s latest laptops consume much less space than their predecessors, and last much longer when they’re in active use. Whether it’s on a seat-back tray or resting in your lap, your MacBook can deliver quite a few hours of productive work time, video viewing, or even gameplay without assistance. But it can do even more if you bring the right accessories along.

My goal is to help you choose the best items to carry with you on the road — the type of items I’ve spent years testing. The picks below are highly practical and focused to make good use of space and address real-world concerns that many travelers have. Read on!

The Best Way To Protect Your Privacy. If you’ve ever tried to work or look at private files on a...

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13:09
Mac: Macphun Noiseless

Although recent iPhone cameras have gotten significantly better at low-light photography, it’s still inevitable that some graininess or “noise” will mar the surface of your photos when shooting in less ideal lighting conditions. Professional tools like Lightroom offer some capability of dealing with this, but running everything through Lightroom or Photoshop may be too much for the casual photographer to deal with. Fortunately, Macphun’s Noiseless ($18), provides a much simpler, lower-cost alternative. Designed with simplicity in mind, Noiseless provides a “one-button” solution for removing digital noise from photos while keeping the detail and color intact.
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13:05
FitPort for iOS: A Beautifully Designed Fitness...

John Martellaro went looking for an iPhone fitness tracking app that's better than Apple's Health app. His requirement? Be able to see the numeric data for any selected day in the past. He found it in the beautifully designed FitPort for iOS from Flaskapp.com.


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12:52
Review: Parrot Bebop Drone

Parrot's Bebop Drone ($500) has the company getting back to bigger drones, after releasing such products as the Jumping Sumo and the much smaller-than-usual Rolling Spider minidrone. Bebop Drone has a price tag to match that jump in size, and the drone features Parrot's P7 dual-core CPU, a quad-core GPU, and 8GB of internal flash memory for storing photos and videos taken with the 14MP camera. The drone can be controlled using Parrot's free FreeFlight 3 app. {/exp:char_limit}

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12:30
Watch "pre-orders being shipped" and more...

In less than five days, Apple Watch deliveries are supposed to begin. Now we haven’t received any notification that anybody who ordered one in the wee hours of the morning on April 10 has seen an order status other than “Processing Items”, but some lucky folks might see their Watches by April 24. MacRumors is reporting that “pre-orders are now being shipped to centralized distribution points across the United States as couriers prepare the shipments to be delivered ahead of the wrist-worn devices’s launch on April 24.”

Citing a source “that has provided accurate information in the past,” the rumor site says that “customers that pre-ordered the Apple Watch early should see their order status change soon.” Their source “assures us bulk shipments have begun,” and it would be reassuring to those who pre-ordered to see that status change in the very near future.

In other Apple Watch...

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12:25
Swift Tops List of Most-Loved Languages and Tech

Nerval's Lobster writes Perhaps developers are increasingly overjoyed at the prospect of building iOS apps with a language other than Objective-C, which Apple has positioned Swift to replace; whatever the reason, Swift topped Stack Overflow's recent survey of the "Most Loved" languages and technologies (cited by 77.6 percent of the 26,086 respondents), followed by C++11 (75.6 percent), Rust (73.8 percent), Go (72.5 percent), and Clojure (71 percent). The "Most Dreaded" languages and technologies included Salesforce (73.2 percent), Visual Basic (72 percent), WordPress (68.2 percent), MATLAB (65.6 percent), and SharePoint (62.8 percent). Those results were mirrored somewhat in recent list from RedMonk, a tech-industry analyst firm, which ranked Swift 22nd in popularity among programming languages (based on data drawn from GitHub and Stack Overflow) but climbing noticeably quickly.

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12:09
The Hunt's revamped app solves life's big...

There’s nothing more satisfying than tracking down an item online that you’ve been lusting after for weeks—and bonus points if it’s on sale. That’s the appeal of The Hunt, a crowdsourcing platform that unleashes the power of the Internet to help you find clothes, housewares, and other lifestyle items. If it can be seen and purchased, The Hunt’s community of seekers will find it for you.

How it works: When you see a photo online of a must-have outfit, piece of furniture, etc., you can start a hunt by posting it to the platform. The community’s experts will scour the Internet to find that exact item or comparable ones, if you’re seeking something cheaper. The Hunt has become insanely popular among young women, and its more than 3.5 million users are submitting 90 percent of the site’s answers from their smartphones. People are spending 12–14 minutes a day in the app with the intent to buy something.

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12:04
Apple could be changing supply and demand/data...

Even if you have something that looks like it’s going to be a hit, there’s always the risk of forecasting the wrong sales numbers and producing too many units.

Noted analyst and longtime Apple watcher Carl Howe has stated that while he expects the Apple Watch became an overnight multi-billion-dollar business when preorders began earlier this month, he believes Apple will likely minimize its risks and produce units as it gauges demand. This could help handle the question as to which Apple Watch model will prove the most popular, while models might prove less popular and how to wrap production around these factors.

“Building huge inventories...

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11:46
TuneIn Radio adds real radio stations to CarPlay +...

TuneIn Radio is the latest addition to Apple’s short list of App Store apps that work with the iPhone’s CarPlay feature. The service streams “over 100,000 real radio stations from around the world, including sports, news, talk, and music.” The latest version of TuneIn for iPhone brings radio station streaming to the CarPlay interface and includes Apple Watch support for controlling stations from your wrist.

Once you install the latest version of TuneIn Radio on your iPhone, the app will appear on any CarPlay-compatible in-dash receiver when connected. The CarPlay version of TuneIn Radio is designed to make finding something to play quick and easy...

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11:42
Twitter’s New ‘DM Everyone’ Sucks, But it’s Off by...

Twitter changed up its Direct Message feature on Monday so anyone can send you a private message, which sounds like a sure-fire recipe for disaster. The upside is that it's off by default, so this isn't the godsend for spammers and online harassers some are making it out to be.


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11:31
How the Apple Watch heart rate sensor works,...

If you’re curious how the Apple Watch’s heart rate monitor works, the company is now happy to explain.

A new support document on Apple’s website describes exactly how the watch measures your pulse, how often the readings happen, and what factors might affect the readings for better or worse.

Similar to many other wearable fitness trackers, the Apple Watch relies on green LED lights for a method called photoplethysmography (or PPG). Because blood absorbs green light, and each pulse brings a spike in blood flow, determining heart rate is a matter of measuring the changes in green light absorption. During workouts, the Apple Watch does this by flashing green light onto your wrist hundreds of times per second, then measuring light absorption with photodiodes.

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11:30
Easily duplicate calendar events on your iPhone

Last week, we asked our readers, "What's bugging you?", and many of you responded. Now, we're addressing your frustrations! In this post, I'll address easy duplication of calendar events. 

Reader George Jetson wrote (Daughter Judy! Jane, his wife!):

“In iOS, I have been wanting a copy/paste function in Calendar since the beginning...Primarily needed, for instance, after visiting a doctor, and making a new appoint for the next visit. I don’t want to type in the same info with a different date, and I don’t want to change the date of the appointment I just had, as I need to keep a record of when I was there throughout the year.”

I've been annoyed by this myself several times. Fortunately, there is something you can do. You may wonder, "Is it possible to learn this power?" Yes, but not from a Jedi. Instead, we...

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11:25
External Link: Apple Releases ResearchKit

As promised, Apple has released ResearchKit to the open-source community. ResearchKit is a development framework that can be used to create medical research apps. If you’re a developer interested in trying it out, grab the source code from GitHub.

 

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11:13
US Navy Gears Up for Cyberwarfare


The U.S. Fleet Cyber Command, part of the U.S. 10th Fleet, reportedly is developing a strategy for modernizing its cyberoperations and transforming the Navy's network into a cyberwarfare platform. The strategy will seek to advance five key goals: operating the Navy network as a warfighting platform; conducting tailored signals intelligence; conducting offensive operations in cyberspace; expanding cybersituational awareness; and launching Navy cyberforces -- essentially teams of cyberexperts who will conduct cyberwarfare.

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10:50
How does the Apple Watch stack up as a health-and-...

Re/code:

One of the proposed benefits of wearable technology is the notion of having a health-and-fitness tracker attached to your body 24/7 — or at least for a good portion of the day. This is the case with activity-tracking wristbands, like Fitbit and Jawbone Up, and also the appeal of some smartwatches, such as Apple Watch.

As I wrote in my earlier review, I’ve found Apple Watch to be a capable health-and-fitness tracker — especially for a smartwatch.

As I suspected and as was confirmed by several reviewers, the Apple Watch, while not a perfect fitness tracking device for the hard core exercise buff, will certainly provide benefit to those who use it to track their activities. And the really good news is, once it gets in the hands of developers and users, it will only get better.

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10:45
Got a new MacBook? USB Target Disk Mode works with...

On Friday, you might have read my and executive editor Susie Ochs’s experiences with our out-of-the-box, retail purchased MacBooks. We had a lot of glitches in setup and configuration, many confirmed by other MacBook owners and some by people who had experienced the same problems in setting up new Macs.

But the one truly unexpected part had to do with migration. Because of an OS X mismatch—the MacBook shipped with 10.10.2 and my MacBook Air had 10.10.3 installed—I was unable to use the initial setup assistant to migrate. (If I’d been persistent, I could have booted into the Recovery Disk on the MacBook, used network recovery to download and install 10.10.3 on the startup partition, and then proceeded.)

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10:22
Pad & Quill introduce The Timber Catchall...



Pad & Quill has just introduced another product in its recently announced collection of goodies for the Apple Watch: The Timber Catchall, a charging station/organizer that holds your iPhone and Apple Watch with enough room to fit keys, change, or a few other small items.

Like the rest of its product line, the new Apple Watch charging...

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10:14
TMO Daily Observations 2015-04-20: Apple Watch...

With Apple Watch deliveries stretching out into June, theories as to why inventory is so tight are popping up. John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on Apple Watch production issues and the idea that Apple is using a build-to-order system for initial production.


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09:59
Twitter upgrades direct message feature

CNET:

Twitter is upgrading its popular direct message feature to allow users to receive messages from other users regardless if they follow each other. The move is part of its ongoing effort to try to boost user growth as pressure from Wall Street investors continues.

I’m not sure how or why CNET describes this as a “upgrade”. It’s like the people who run Twitter don’t actually use Twitter. This will open up a whole new way for spammers to abuse the service and, while it might draw in advertisers who want to send “personalized” direct messages to people, it will drive away more users than it could ever to benefit.

UPDATE: The Next Web points out this is “an optional feature” and “The new setting is turned off by default.”

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09:50
Broken Beer Bottle Battle In Debate Over Merits of...

HughPickens.com writes Lee Hutchinson writes at Ars Technica that platform loyalty is a powerful thing, as two roommates in Tulsa, Oklahoma stabbed each other with broken beer bottles in a debate over the relative merits of Android versus iPhones. Tulsa police were called to Evergreen Apartments at 1 a.m after a woman found a man covered in blood, stumbling around the parking lot and found that two roommates had been drinking and arguing over their mobile phones. The two men broke beer bottles and stabbed each other with them and one of the men smashed a bottle over the back of the other man's head. "In over 35 years as a cop, this is one of the oddest reasons I've seen for assault," says Maj. Rod Hummel. According to Channel 8 News, police had no comment when asked which phone was in fact better.


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09:18
9to5Toys Lunch Break: Canon T3i (refurb) $336, Audio...

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:

Canon EOS Rebel T3i DSLR (refurb) w/ 18-55mm Lens Kit $336 shipped (Orig. $599), ...

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09:00
AWT Health Club: RunKeeper

By Chris Brown (originally posted to Flickr as Marathon Runners) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

This week’s app: RunKeeper

Other than a few stints over the years when I was training for and running 5Ks, I have never been a runner. I prefer to take the world at a slower pace with trail walks instead, but that doesn’t mean I can’t use what’s undeniably one of the best running apps on the market, RunKeeper (free, but with $39.99 in-app purchase for RunKeeper Elite and other IAPs for training plans).

The app has been out for years, and is a sibling to Breeze, which I also use. So what’s the difference between the two apps? Think of Breeze as being the iPhone app version of a Pedometer, giving...

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08:15
News: Details of Apple Watch’s heart monitor,...

An Apple support document shows how Apple Watch uses colored light to measure heart rate. By flashing green LED lights hundreds of times per second, the Apple Watch monitors how much blood is flowing through a users’ veins when paired with light-sensitive photodiodes. A different method using infrared light measures users’ heart rates every 10 minutes throughout the day, storing that information in the iOS 8 Health app. The watch will…

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08:00
Apple highlights environmental efforts with new video

Apple has produced a video highlighting its recent and ongoing efforts to become a more environmentally-friendly company. The video shows a solar farm that's being built in China to power the company's corporate and retail locations throughout the country, as well as a water-powered data farm in Oregon.

Back in 2013, Apple's VP of Environmental Initiatives Lisa Jackson spoke at VERGE and said, “Tim Cook didn’t hire Lisa Jackson to be quiet and keep the status quo. We understand our responsibility and we do care." It looks like she, and Apple, are following through.

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07:51
TidBITS Hits a Quarter Century of Internet Publishing

It seems like only yesterday we were reviewing Now Utilities and writing about the latest update to WordPerfect. That’s right, TidBITS has now been publishing for 25 years, making us one of the oldest Internet publications of all time. Adam shares some of how we got here.

 

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07:50
Apple Uses Earth Day to Highlight China Solar Farm,...

Apple's environmental responsibility Web page got an update on Monday, which also happens to be a couple days ahead of Earth Day. Apple used the event to highlight its environmental efforts including a planned solar farm in China.

The Mac Observer Spin: Apple has been actively pursuing ways to be as environmentally responsible as possible, and is an example it'd be nice to see more companies follow.


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07:26
Un-conventional: How WWDC became the heart of the...

WWDC is a massively good time and the center of the Apple universe, at least for a week. Great writeup.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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07:11
News: Apple releases its 2015 Environmental...

Apple has released its Environmental Responsibility Report for 2015, providing an update on the company’s progress toward becoming more eco-friendly during the 2014 fiscal year. The report emphasizes Apple’s use of clean energy sources like solar, wind, bio gas fuel cells and geothermal to power all of its U.S. data centers and 87 percent of those worldwide, but admits the company and its suppliers still emitted 34.2 metric tons of greenhouse…

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07:02
Elon Musk Had a Deal to Sell Tesla to Google in 2013

Fascinating read. Especially if you keep in mind all the Apple Car talk of the last 6 months or so.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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07:00
This Week's Sponsor: It's About Time...

This week’s sponsor is It’s About Time Products, featuring the amazing Disk App (US$1.99) for Mac. We’ll also take a look at two new apps from this developer on Friday… can you imagine what platform they might possibly run on?

I had the opportunity to do a full review of Disk App back in the TUAW days, and I have to say that it’s probably one of the best two-dollar investments any Mac owner can make. Unlike other Mac apps that promise to clean up old or unused files, Disk App shows you what’s taking up space in various places on your Mac but gives you control over what is or isn’t deleted. As a result, once you’ve chosen the files or categories of files (i.e., Cache, App Logs, Old iOS versions, Downloads) to delete, you can press the “Click to free” button with confidence that you’re not deleting needed files.

When I did my first test of Disk...

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06:54
Independent Nokia Technologies aiming to return to...

Although Nokia's original mobile phone division was sold to Microsoft in 2013, one of the company's three remaining divisions -- Nokia Technologies -- is planning to re-enter the phone world, a report revealed on Monday.

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06:51
Analyst: Apple Watch Pre-orders are Build to Order

If you're wondering why no one received a firm April 24 delivery date for their Apple Watch pre-order, industry analyst Carl Howe thinks he has the answer: they're all being built to order. Instead of guessing which models to stockpile, he thinks, Apple is making the watches customers ordered.

The Mac Observer Spin: If Apple really is using a build-to-order model for Apple Watch pre-orders, that would account for why we won't be able to buy on in stores come April 24. There simply isn't any inventory to send out to its retail locations.


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06:46
News: Daily Deal: Get the ZeroLemon SolarJuice...

In today’s iLounge Deal we’re offering the ZeroLemon SolarJuice 20000mAh Battery for only $49.99 – that’s 50% off the normal price. Combining a 20,000 mAh battery pack with a 1.2W monocrystalline solar panel, the SolarJuice lets you power up your iPhone, iPad, iPod, or other USB device repeatedly and can be plugged in to charge up at home, or simply recharge from the power of the sun. Dual outputs allow for simultaneous charging…

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06:04
AnandTech’s highly detailed 2015 MacBook review

Ryan Smith, writing for AnandTech, digs in to the new MacBook as only AnandTech can. And the new MacBook brings Apple towards the muddy product waters of Apple just before Steve Jobs’ return.

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06:00
Accessible Apple: An interview with Laura Legendary...

Last Thursday, I had the opportunity to speak with Laura Legendary, cofounder of Fashionability and owner of Elegant Insights Braille Creations, about her opinion of the Apple Watch and its implications in the fashion industry. She is a speaker, author, and educator specializing in disability awareness, advocacy, accessibility, and assistive technology. You can read a transcript of our conversation below:

Alex Jurgensen (AJ) - Hi, Laura. Thank you for speaking with me today regarding the Apple Watch and how it fits into the fashion industry. For those of our readers who aren’t familiar with Fashionability, what is it and what is your role within the group?

Laura Legendary (LL) - Fashionability is a podcast devoted to making fashion and style information inclusive and accessible for everyone.  I cofounded the Fashionability Channel...

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05:56
Apple WWDC Ticket Lottery Sales Wrap Up Today

Apple wrapped up its Worldwide Developers Conference ticket lottery last Friday, and started sending out notifications to the lucky winners later in the day. The Mac, iPhone and Apple Watch maker will finish sending out those alerts today, Monday April 20.

The Mac Observer Spin: This year's ticket selection process seemed to go smoothly. Maybe Apple has landed on a system they'll use next year, too.


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05:40
Norway to become first country to kill off FM radio

Norway will officially kill off FM radio in 2017. Will the dominos fall? Is Norway the first of many?

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05:29
A digital packrat uncovers Apple’s very first home...

Follow along as Kevin Fox’s archaeological skills kick in and he finds the earliest known image of Apple’s home page. Great read, great work.

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05:17
Porsche to offer Apple CarPlay in future models

Apple Insider:

Porsche owner Volkswagen Group is offering substantial CarPlay support across its marques, including Audi, SEAT, Skoda, Suzuki and Volkswagen.

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05:01
Third party replacement Apple Watch straps and other...

Jordan Kahn, writing for 9to5mac, pulled together a collection of ads for Apple Watch replacement straps and other accessories. Fascinating.

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05:00
We'll Soon Live in an Imaginary World


Virtual and augmented reality and holographic image technologies are coming at us with the speed of a freight train, and it won't be long until we'll no longer be able to distinguish between what is real and what isn't. How we are getting there is kind of interesting. There are some initiatives going on behind the scenes, as well as some breakthroughs, that shortly will make our experience of the world we are living in very different from what it is now. It's not just for gaming, but for a variety of efforts.

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04:21
Latest Apple Watch estimates: 3M sales, $2B revenue...

A leading technology analyst has estimated that Apple Watch sales in the first two weeks are likely to hit 3M, comprising 1.8M Sport models, 1.2M steel and 40,000 Editions – generating more than $2B revenue. Think Big Analytics principal Carl Howe also estimates that gross margins on the wearable are likely to exceed 60%, making the Apple Watch the company’s most profitable ever product.

[The electronics] in the expensive models are the same ones used in the Sport models, and they just don’t cost that much. And while adding Gold cases and designer bands add cost to the bill of materials, the costs are small compared to the price premiums paid for these products. Unlike in the consumer electronics business, I see no pressure for prices to fall and if anything manufacturing costs will, resulting in a very profitable...

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03:45
Halo comes to iOS, but it's not the same...

Microsoft’s kinder, gentler turn in recent months has seen the company bring many of its familiar apps to other platforms, with robust versions of Office and Outlook leading the charge to the iOS App Store. Still, none of the prior releases surprised me half as much as last week’s sudden announcement that Microsoft had dropped not one, but two iOS games in the massively popular Halo sci-fi shooter series.

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03:45
3 easy ways to share a Mac's screen, great for...

Part of the beauty of buying a Mac is that it will mostly live up to Apple's classic mantra: “It just works.” (At least when compared to systems running Windows, that is. Or when you’re trying to set up the new MacBook.) But what happens when it no longer does? 

That’s generally when the tech support emails or phone calls from family and friends begin pouring in. After all, as loyal Apple users, we practically insist our loved ones also buy Macs, effectively turning us into unpaid Geniuses at the first sign of trouble.

This may not be a problem if the afflicted Mac was in the next room, down the street, or even across town, but what happens when it’s located too far away to drive over and offer assistance in person? That’s where screen sharing comes to the rescue, offering a remote helping hand from hundreds or even thousands of miles away.

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Sunday April 19

21:05
OS X Server 4.1

Updated for changes in 10.10.3 Yosemite as well as iOS 8.3. ($19.99 new, free update, 198 MB)

 

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20:50
Nisus Writer Pro 2.1.1

Provides a number of fixes for crashes, hangs, and more for the venerable word processor. ($79 new, free update, 242 MB)

 

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18:18
Third-party bands, replacement straps, & battery...



With no official support from Apple, the third-party strap market for Apple Watch is still a bit of a wild-west, but there are some companies making it possible and offering inexpensive alternatives to Apple’s own bands.

Apple might have its own exclusive strap colors available for a select few, but you’ll likely need to go the third-party route if you want a similar level of customization for your Apple Watch.

Below we’ve put together a list of third-party bands already...

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09:03
Your Google Wallet funds are now insured

The money in your bank account is typically covered by federal insurance, but your internet payment services typically aren't. If PayPal or Venmo went belly-up, you'd probably lose your existing balance. That won't be a problem if you're using Google...

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09:00
Workaround Enables Some Accessibility Features on...

Introduction

Last week, I wrote an article detailing how the Apple Store table-top demo Apple Watches would not allow customers to enable accessibility features. While Apple is still working on implementing an official solution to this problem, a new workaround allows for many accessibility features to be enabled right now.

Yesterday, Darcy Burnard tweeted that VoiceOver could be enabled on demo units at the Apple Store by asking Siri to "Turn on VoiceOver". I have since confirmed that other accessibility features, such as zoom, can be enabled in a similar manner, though I will focus on VoiceOver for the remainder of this post.

When VoiceOver is enabled on the Apple Watch demo units, hereafter referred to solely as the Apple Watch(es),...

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05:00
External Link: A Plea for Thicker Apple Devices

Apple devices seem to get thinner and thinner. But developer Marco Arment wishes that Apple would consider thicker alternatives with better battery life. Arment imagines a thicker iPhone with up to 100 percent more battery life (without the size of the iPhone 6 Plus), full-size MacBook Pros with MacBook-class CPUs that could last up to 16 hours, and a 17-inch 4K Retina MacBook Pro.

 

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Saturday April 18

22:15
Review: Zivix Jamstik MIDI guitar controller for iOS...

Aspiring musicians looking to learn to play guitar with the aid of lessons on their iPad, iPhone or Mac should check out the Zivix Jamstik, a small, convenient and unique MIDI controller that uses technology to offset the learning curve associated with learning an instrument.

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16:46
Porsche to offer Apple CarPlay in future models

In a quiet update to Apple's dedicated CarPlay webpage, legendary German automaker Porsche was added to a rolling list of companies promising support for the iOS-based infotainment system.

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13:30
Pad & Quill's Timber Catchall is an Apple...

It's an exciting time right now, with many new apps and accessories being announced for the Apple Watch. On Thursday, DODOcase introduced the Dual Charging Dock organizer, which uses the company's bookbinding skills to full advantage in a small book-like organizer that holds a Watch charger and other items. Now Pad & Quill has outdone itself and competitors with the Timber Catchall (starting at US$99), a dual iPhone and iWatch charging stand hand crafted from American Cherry, Mahogany ($119), or Walnut ($139).

The Timber Catchall folds for portability while traveling, but looks to be most at home on a nightstand. In its unfolded state, it holds your Apple Watch in a perfect position...

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09:39
Iconic: A Photographic Tribute to Apple Innovation

My thanks to Iconic for sponsoring The Loop this week. Looking for a special gift for that mega Apple enthusiast in your life? How about the newest edition of an absolutely stunning coffee table book that features lush, beautiful photographs of Apple devices? ICONIC: A Photographic Tribute to Apple Innovation is Iconic uses vivid color and detail to document Apple’s journey in design, form and function—and looks back at over 35 years of Apple innovation. Four years in the making, the author captured over 150,000 photos of nearly every product Apple has made, including rare prototypes and even packaging. With a foreword from Steve Wozniak and The Loop’s own Jim Dalrymple and hundreds of amazing quotes from other Apple pundits—ICONIC is the ultimate coffee table book for every Apple fan, and the perfect gift for any Apple owner who ever wanted to explore and discover the true roots of their favorite iMac, iPod, iPad, or iPhone. With free global shipping,...

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09:14
How to enable Apple's Handoff feature between...

One of the key features of Continuity across Apple devices is Handoff. Handoff allows Apple's first-party apps and any third party developers to send an app's data seamlessly between devices so you can "pick up where you left off."

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08:00
The world as a work of digital art

As curious creatures, we attempt to understand the world around us in many ways and nowadays that usually boils down to big data visualization. Whether we're creating models of large-scale systems or breaking down reality into wireframes and exposing...

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07:00
Caturday: Yoko's Apple Stuff

No, not that Yoko, and not that Apple. This Yoko is the companion of AWT reader Nathan Federman and his girlfriend, and Nathan is more than a little concerned that she's a bit more of an Apple fan than he is. As Nathan notes, "she has taken over several of our Apple products."







Whether it's her iPod Classic, iPhone 5, MacBook Air "pillow", Time Capsule, or iPad 2, Yoko seems perfectly at ease with all of her technological buddies. Maybe she should get an Apple Watch for a collar!

Apple World Today needs good cats! Have...

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06:41
The original PizzaHut web page is still live

Definitely a step back in time.

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06:34
A detailed look at Twitterrific for Apple Watch

IconFactory lays out the details of their Twitterrific Apple Watch app.

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06:24
∞ Tim Cook is a steal

Tim Cook is the consummate team player, incredibly well organized, and unselfish to boot.

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05:52
Jony Ive shows off previously unseen Apple Watch...

Follow the link to see a gallery of images.

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05:00
External Link: Apple Buying 36,000 Acres of Forest

Talk about vertical integration! Apple is buying two tracts of forest in Maine and North Carolina that will be sustainably harvested for Apple’s packaging. The 36,000 acres will be managed by The Conservation Fund, which will help turn the land into a “working forest” that will be preserved even as it provides materials.

 

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05:00
Gadget Ogling: A Juicy Wristband, a Gamy Wearable...


Asus is taking a common-sense approach to the fitness tracker game by debuting a new watch with a 10-day battery life. Thanks to its square screen, the soon-to-be-released VivoWatch resembles a smartwatch more than, say, a Fitbit. Although details are scant, it appears to have a monochrome screen, which must help extend that all-important battery life. It has a stainless-steel build, and dust and water protection. Its features include a heart rate monitor and sleep tracker.

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02:59
OmniOutliner 4.2

Updates the user interface to fit better with Yosemite, plus adds a number of improvements. ($49.99 new, free update, 21.6 MB)

 

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Friday April 17

17:58
Jony Ive and Marc Newson reveal special Apple Watch...

Apple designers Jony Ive and Marc Newson were on hand in Italy to attend a high-fashion coming out party for Apple Watch at upscale Milanese restaurant Carlo e Camilla. During the festivities, important guests were provided early copies of Apple Watch, as well as what appears to be Sport Bands in custom colors.

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17:45
Tinderbox 6.2

Brings more than 100 improvements to the personal content assistant. ($249 new, free update, 45.3 MB)

 

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16:52
Apple’s Jony Ive reveals Apple Watch w/ exclusive...



Apple’s PR tour for the Apple Watch doesn’t appear to be slowing down with Apple’s design chief Jony Ive showing off the device and revealing an exclusive collection of never before seen Sport band colors tonight in Milan. Apple this morning kicked off a showcase of the device at Milan’s Salone Del Mobile Design Fair in Itlay, which was attended by Apple executives including marketing head Phil Schiller and designer Marc Newson.

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16:00
Today in the App Store -- Ready Steady Play, Hotel...

Here are some of the best free apps, app updates and new apps that have landed in the App Store recently. Today's notable apps include a discount on Ready Steady Play, the new Halo: Spartan Strike and a major update to Hotel Tonight. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can.

iOS Apps Now Free

Data Widget [Now free, down from $1.99] The first iOS data widget, a single swipe is all! It takes a creative design named double progress, which brings time and data in one simple diagram. You can see all at a glance . Compatible with all carrier networks!

Demolition Physics [Now free, down from $2.99] Demolition Physics - demolition simulator in 3D with real physics.

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15:40
Roommates stab each other with beer bottles in...

Two men in Tulsa, Okla. were hospitalized on Friday after stabbing each other in a fight over the superiority of iPhones versus Android devices, according to a local ABC TV affiliate.

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15:38
Apple begins notifying lottery winners of WWDC 2015...

Apple’s annual lottery for WWDC tickets officially ended this morning at 10AM PST and lucky developers have started receiving confirmation emails this evening. The developers who were lucky enough to win an opportunity to the attend event have received emails in their inbox and their credits have been charged.

For developers who did not receive a notification from Apple regarding their WWDC ticket, the company says that some sessions throughout the event will be live streamed, while most will be available to watch on-demand.

A developer ticket to WWDC runs $1599 and the annual event is being held from June 8th to June 12th at Moscone West in San Francisco. Apple officially announced WWDC 2015 earlier this week, teasing...

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15:13
John Gruber On Third-party Apple Watch Apps: They...

An anonymous reader writes During this week's episode of John Gruber's podcast, The Talk Show, Gruber sat down with Joanna Stern of the Wall Street Journal to talk all things Apple Watch. About two hours and 9 minutes into the podcast, both Gruber and Stern began lamenting the poor performance they saw with third-party Apple Watch apps. 'It makes me question whether there should be third party apps for it at all yet,' Gruber noted. The pair also took umbrage with what they perceived to be a poor design choice for the Apple Watch app screen, with both noting that the app icons were far too small to be practical.


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15:07
Apple sends out ticket confirmations to WWDC 2015...

Apple on Friday began sending out Worldwide Developers Conference 2015 ticket confirmations to lucky developers who were selected at random after registering to attend the annual event scheduled for June.

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15:07
Coupons: Save $199 off all BTO early 2015 MacBook...

AppleInsider readers in the market for one of Apple's new early 2015 MacBook Airs or MacBook Pros with AppleCare can combine instant discounts, rebates and exclusive $60 coupons to save $199 to $303 off every single new built-to-order configuration, with no sales tax outside NY & NJ. In every case, the end result is the lowest prices anywhere.

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14:10
News: iLounge Weekly arrives on Monday, subscribe now

The latest edition of iLounge Weekly, our weekly newsletter covering all things iLounge, will be arriving in subscribers’ inboxes early next week. iLounge Weekly is a summary of the week’s best news, reviews, and feature articles we’ve published, and it also features giveaways and accessory discount offers from various companies. There’s still plenty of time to sign up and receive this week’s edition — just use the simple form…

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14:00
AWT News Update: April 17, 2015

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Thanks for joining us for today's episode of the AWT News Update, now featuring Accessible Apple news provided by our accessibility editor, Alex Jurgensen. In today's news:

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13:43
Apple suppliers extend Lightning cable production to...

Hardware manufacturers responsible for supplying Apple's official Lightning to USB cable accessory have moved production beyond China and into Brazil and Vietnam, according to an updated Support Pages document.

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13:30
Ex-Apple exec Scott Forstall takes to Twitter for...

In a marked departure from his former career at Apple, Scott Forstall posted on Twitter for the first time on Friday to announce his role as a co-producer in an upcoming Broadway musical, Fun Home.

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