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Thursday July 23

11:30
PhotoFast MAX puts speedy data transfer and backup...

PhotoFast MAX (left) and PhotoFast iFlashDrive (right). Photos ©2015, Steven Sande

PhotoFast MAX (starting at US$79.99 for 16GB) is the latest incarnation of what used to be known as the i-FlashDrive. Take a USB 3.0 flash drive, add a Lightning adapter to one end, and toss in an iOS app to organize and view files, and you have an iFlashDrive. Let’s start this review with a bit of history.

Way back in the year 2009 (remember that year?), one nasty little problem showed up with the iPhone — if you wanted to move some large files between it and your Mac or PC, you were stuck trying to do it through iTunes. That didn’t always work, as there were certain file types that just weren’t recognized.

Along came the i-FlashDrive, which at that time had a USB 2.0 connector on one end and a 30-pin dock connector (remember those?) on the other. I found the device to be surprisingly useful, particularly when I wanted...

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11:10
Apple supplier LG Display to spend nearly $1B on...

LG Display on Thursday announced plans to devote almost $1 billion towards building a fourth OLED factory, one that could potentially be instrumental in keeping up with demand for products like the Apple Watch.

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10:54
News: Apple Maps van spotted in greater NYC metro...

Though Apple has already announced it will be driving vehicles in certain cities to collect Apple Maps data — it provides an updated location list on its website — iLounge spotted an Apple Maps van today in Tarrytown, N.Y. Tarrytown is located in Westchester County, N.Y., about 25 miles north of midtown Manhattan. The sighting isn’t entirely surprising, but it does give us some idea that Apple’s current data collection may expand significantly…

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10:32
TMO Daily Observations 2015-07-23: Apple Music and...

Apple Music it taking some heat from Senator Al Franken and The Loop's Jim Dalrymple. Kelly Guimont and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to offer their take on Senator Franken's call for an FTC probe into what he thinks may be an unfair pricing advantage, and they also look at the problems that are pushing some people away from Apple Music.


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10:15
OPM Director's Resignation Draws Mixed Reactions


The resignation of U.S. Office of Personnel Management Director Katherine Archuleta is drawing mixed reactions from the cybersecurity community. Archuleta's departure on July 10, in the wake of a massive data breach resulting in the theft of the personal information of more than 22 million people, is being characterized by security pros as everything from "necessary" to "unfair." It was "fair, justified and necessary," said Richard Blech, cofounder and CEO of Secure Channels.

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09:44
IDC: Apple snatches 3% of smartphone users from...

IDC has just released its smartphone market share data for Q2 2015, and at least one thing is clear: Samsung is still struggling, and Apple is still doing really well. The Korean company’s smartphone market share dropped from 24.8% to 21.7% year-over-year, a 3.1 percentage point drop. Conveniently, while other manufacturers made gains as well, Apple’s numbers are up about the same number — 2.4 percentage points year-over-year to 14.1%…...

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09:39
Rumor: Supply chain expects Apple to grow Mac...

Apple's Mac orders with suppliers have remained constant, and are expected to increase overall during the second half of the year, heading into the lucrative holiday shopping season, according to a new rumor out of Apple's supply chain.

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09:10
Apple's security requirements are reportedly...

Apple launched HomeKit last year to unite your smart home accessories under one framework. But we’ve only seen a handful of HomeKit-compatible devices on store shelves, and now manufacturers are saying Apple’s tough security demands are causing the delay.

Devices that use both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth LE are suffering the most, according to Forbes. Apple has stringent requirements for manufacturers aiming to get HomeKit-certified for Bluetooth LE and Wi-Fi accessories: those devices must use 3072-bit keys and Curve25519, the 128-bit elliptic curve, for encrypted key exchange and digital signatures. Those security standards will help HomeKit devices protect against...

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09:06
9to5Toys Last Call: GoPro HERO4 Black $399,...

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09:03
Mellel 3.4.2

Addresses an issue that prevented older .mell files from being opened. ($39 new, free update, 93.6 MB)

 

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09:00
How-To: Screen record in full 4K/5K resolution at...

4K and 5K displays are relatively new, but with more and more users upgrading, there is some catching up to do with apps to support the higher resolution screens. That’s why we were pleased when Screenium, one of our favorite screen recording suites, updated earlier this month with some pretty notable new features for Retina, 4K and 5K display users, as well as everyone looking for a solid screen capture solution.

After months of trying different screen casting software and running into issues on 4K and Retina displays, Screenium 3 has finally delivered what we’ve been waiting for. The company has been hard at work on a custom video codec that makes...

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08:53
Apple Watch charging docks could get less clumsy...

If you’re thinking about buying a third-party charging dock for the Apple Watch, you may want to wait for officially-licensed versions to come around.

Sources have told 9to5Mac that Apple will soon include smartwatch charging modules in its Made for iPhone/iPad/iPod (MFi) licensing program. This will allow for new docks with integrated wireless chargers.

Although several third-party Apple Watch docks are available already—with some even popping up before the smartwatch went on sale—none of them have an actual charger built-in. Instead, users must take Apple’s official charger and snake it through the...

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08:45
Sales of Apple's iOS devices now equal total...

Sales of Apple's iOS lineup -- comprised of the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch -- has now matched annual sales of devices running the ubiquitous Microsoft Windows platform.

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08:40
Best Buy Black Friday in July: iPad Air 2 $125 off,...

From 9to5Toys.com:

Update (7/24 8:30am): Best Buy’s Black Friday in July event is now open to everyone.

Just a week after Amazon’s Prime Day event (fiasco?), Best Buy is set to run its Black Friday in July Sale this weekend. One of the standout deals is a $125 discount on all iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi models. Even though the sale doesn’t officially kick off until tomorrow, new and existing My Best Buy members can...

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08:38
Senator Franken thinks Apple is a Streaming Music...

Apple is using its market dominance to cut consumer choice in the streaming music space, or so thinks Senator Al Franken (D-MN). The Senator has asked the Federal Trade Commission to look into Apple's deals with record labels for Apple Music content over concerns that the iPhone and iPad maker may violating antitrust laws.


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08:30
2 Days Left: Free AppleCare with all early-2015 13...

[Problems with these deals have been corrected] For the next 2 Days or until supplies run out, readers can get 3 years of AppleCare free plus instant discounts on all of Apple's standard early-2015 13" MacBook Pros, or save between $119 and $200 on select custom configurations with exclusive coupon codes. In each case, these deals deliver the lowest prices ever for each of these new models.

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08:27
Review: Trinity Delta, the first in-ear headphones...

I’m an on-ear/over-ear headphone guy. To me, the size and weight has always been a price worth paying for the far higher quality and sound isolation they deliver when compared to consumer-grade in-ear headphones.

I’ve tried numerous in-ear headphones, and none have ever felt remotely comparable to me – until now. Trinity is a brand new British company founded by former lead designer at Rockjaw, specifically to create high-quality in-ear monitors (IEMs) at an affordable price. The Delta is the high-end model, at $135/£90, and it takes rather an unusual approach … ...

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08:00
Accessible Apple: RIP iPod shuffle

1st generation iPod shuffle

For my birthday in the fall of 2005, I received my first iPod, a 1st generation iPod shuffle. Its lack of a display made it the only accessible iPod at the time, as VoiceOver would not begin appearing on the rest of the iPod lineup until the 4th generation nano came out in the fall of 2008.

The iPod traveled with me everywhere. Its long battery life and small size made it both an ideal music player and audiobook listening device.

In the summer of 2006, a family friend warned me that supplies of iPod shuffles were drying up in our local area. Fearing that Apple would discontinue the iPod shuffle family, the decision was made for me to acquire a second iPod Shuffle.

2nd generation iPod shuffle

As it turned out, Apple was not discontinuing the iPod shuffle, but rather was refreshing it for a second generation. I received a 1GB iPod shuffle for my birthday that year. Sometime before the release of the 2GB 2nd generation...

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07:46
News: Apple announces annual Back to School...

Apple has announced its Back to School 2015 Promotion, later than usual this year and notably excluding any iOS devices or iPod-related offers. Between July 23 and September 18, educational customers purchasing an iMac, MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, or Mac Pro can also elect to receive a $199.95 credit to be applied to a pair of Beats Solo2 On-Ear Headphones or Beats Solo2 Wireless On-Ear Headphones purchased at the same time. The same promotion…

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07:41
How normal people get their photos featured in Apple...

One of the things that has defined Apple for the past decade is its dedication to and admiration for photography, whether it's improving the iPhone's camera or creating advertising campaigns centered around famous images. Here's how the company selects the images that it features on billboards, in commercials, and on your desktop.

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07:40
Apple Pay goes live for over 30 new banks and credit...

With Apple Pay now up and running in the UK, Apple is continuing to roll out additional banks and credit unions in waves across the US for its iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch-based mobile payment service. The latest round includes 34 more institutions now supporting Apple Pay. Here are the latest to join in the US as well as the full list to date: 1st Source Bank
Allegacy Federal Credit Union
Amarillo National Bank
American National Bank and Trust
Cambridge Trust Bank
CASE Credit Union
CME FCU
Coast Line Credit Union
...

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07:34
Chrome 44 brings the Physical Web to iPhone, iPad

Google recently released Chrome 44 for iOS, an update that offers support for the company's Physical Web project, as well as some handy navigation features to the iPhone and iPad. 

With the addition of Google's Physical Web support, iOS devices are able to communicate with smart devices without downloading a special app for each gadget. Instead, you can communicate via web technologies using the Chrome widget from the Today view on iOS.

When enabled, the Chrome widget scans for smart devices that support Physical Web interactions by broadcasting URLs.  When your device finds an appropriate URL, you can choose the broadcasting device from a list displayed in the Today View, and then interact with it.

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07:05
News: Apple planning Touch ID Apple TV remote?

While Apple has been expected for some time to release a new Apple TV with a remote that would reportedly incorporate a touchpad, a new patent revealed by Patently Apple suggests that Apple may be looking to go a step beyond a simple touchpad with an integrated Touch ID sensor. While the patent itself remains broad, referring simply to a “sensor configured to detect a biometric characteristic of a user,” a fingerprint appears to be the…

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07:02
Apple's Back to School 2015 promo offers $200...

Apple on Thursday launched its awaited Back to School 2015 promotion, offering a free pair of Beats Solo2 wired headphones, valued at $200, with the purchase of a new Mac.

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06:45
Apple Pay's US roster adds 35 new banks,...

Apple on Thursday added another 35 companies to the list of U.S. banks supporting Apple Pay, this time offering a more even split of credit unions and conventional banks.

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06:40
Apple’s 2015 Back to School deal: free Beats Solo2...

Apple is today launching its Back to School promotion for 2015. This year, it will give away a free pair of Beats Solo2 headphones with the purchase of an eligible Mac.  Customers must either purchase an iMac, MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, or Mac Pro with education pricing to qualify, including build-to-order configurations. The Mac mini does not participate in the deal.

Alternatively, customers can upgrade for an additional $100 to a pair of wireless Beats Solo2 headphones, rather than the usual $299 price. The announcement is not yet being advertised on Apple.com apart from a small mention on its rebates page. It is surprising that there appears to be no Back to School promotion for iPads this year, despite Apple pushing the tablet into education...

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06:18
News: Report: Integrated Apple Watch charging coming...

Apple plans to allow MFi program partners to begin integrating charging pads into Apple Watch accessories, 9to5Mac reports. While existing Apple Watch stands offer a place to insert the standard Apple Watch charger and route cables through the stand, an integrated solution would provide a more efficient solution for consumers, allowing them to avoid having to insert and use their own chargers. The approach would reportedly be similar to how Apple…

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06:15
News: Daily Deal: Save 82% on a Lifetime...

Today in iLounge Deals we’re offering up a lifetime subscription to a collection of over 5,000 Adobe training videos for only $89. With Train Simple’s award-winning training videos, you can become an Adobe expert and web design master, learning at your own pace. Courses include Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Lightroom, Flash, Dreamweaver, ColdFusion, Edge Products, Muse, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, WordPress, Premiere, and Audition,…

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06:12
Build Your Own Full Scale Millennium Falcon Movie...

The Millennium Falcon is one of the coolest scifi spaceships ever, and in The Empire Strikes Back it pretty much deserved its own credit along side Harrison Ford, Carrie Fischer, and Mark Hamill. Thanks to Model Space you can build your own highly detailed 1:1 scale replica of the model used for filming the movie, and it's beyond cool. The resin molded model comes pre-painted and includes part of the Falcon's interior along with the full cockpit, plus working lights. Building your Falcon will take some patience because Model Space sends the parts along with special magazines each month for 25 months. It also costs US$59.99 a month, so be sure to save up your pennies.


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05:41
Apple patents TV remote with Touch ID, references...

While Apple reportedly dropped its plans to make a complete TV, its adoption of the Apple TV box as the gateway device for HomeKit may be behind a...

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05:22
Apple adds 35 new issuers in the United States,...

The new batch of participating issuers, banks, credit unions and financial institutions that support Apple Pay is in.

35 of them, no less, bringing the total in the U.S. to over 375 with plans for dozens more.

The new list includes the following:

1st Source Bank

Allegacy Federal Credit Union

Amarillo National Bank

American National Bank and Trust

Cambridge Trust Bank

CASE Credit Union

CME FCU

Coast Line Credit Union

Columbia Bank

Community Financial Credit Union

Eagle Federal Credit Union

Earlham Savings Bank

Eastern Bank

Evergreen Credit Union

...

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05:12
Apple releases MacBook Pro Flash Storage Firmware...

If you were having problems with the flash storage on your swanky new 2015 Retina display MacBook Pro, this might be the solution.

Apple has issued the first firmware update for the 2015 Retina MacBook Pro notebooks. The update, labeled “MacBook Pro Flash Storage Firmware Update 1.0″, is intended for the new MacBook Pros with Force Touch trackpads and is intended to fix an issue with flash storage and prevent potential data corruption.

This update, which can be downloaded via OS X’s App Store feature, is recommended for MacBook Pro (mid 2015) models. This update addresses a storage firmware issue that, in rare cases, may cause...

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04:59
Apple increasing R&D spending by $1.5B as it...

An SEC filing by Apple shows that the company plans to increase this year’s spend on product development by $1.5B, reaching a total of $5.9B by the end of September, reports Business Insider. At the same time, Apple is cutting its forecast capital expenditure by $1B, which the company told the WSJ was due to efficiency savings.

A company spokeswoman said Apple lowered the forecast because it was able to spend more efficiently for tooling equipment and facilities. “There are no changes in our...

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03:43
Microsoft Office 2011 14.5.3

Security update patches critical vulnerabilities. (Free update, 113 MB)

 

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03:20
Apple envisions Apple TV remote with fingerprint...

A trio of Apple patent filings relating to biometric input devices could reveal plans for a remote control, potentially destined for Apple TV, capable of distinguishing multiple users for association with custom profiles on a second device.

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02:31
Apple investigating automated ad system for podcasts

Your next podcast listening session could be interrupted by dynamically placed, constantly refreshed and targeted content -- read advertisements -- served up by iAd, if Apple deploys technology described in patent application published Thursday.

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00:23
MacBook Pro Flash Storage Firmware Update 1.0

Fixes a vulnerability with the internal SSD firmware in the MacBook Pro model released in May, 2015. (Free, 1.9 MB)

 

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Wednesday July 22

22:47
Enjoy Brother Attachment on Raksha Bandhan with Time...

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21:22
Default Folder X 4.7.3

Improves compatibility with the public beta of OS X 10.11 El Capitan. ($34.95 new, free update, 11.1 MB)

 

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19:37
The importance of iOS overtaking Wintel unit sales

But that’s not the story at all. For one thing, Android overtook the Wintel world way back in 2012. The story here is that mobile utterly dwarfs desktop and laptop computing. Civilization has been changing under our very noses, and today even the second largest mobile platform outsells the world of Wintel.

This is an interesting take from Bryan Chaffin.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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19:31
Apple revises down capital expenditure projection 8...

Apple revealed in a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing Wednesday that it plans to spend $12 billion on capital expenditures for the 2015 fiscal year, $1 billion less than was initially projected last year.

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19:04
Second Largest Mobile Platform Overtakes Wintel Unit...

The world's second largest mobile platform-iOS-overtook Wintel PCs in unit sales in 2015. Bryan Chaffin argues this is a keystone moment in a seismic shift taking place under our very noses.


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18:29
Apple looks to hire government affairs specialist in...

Apple is looking to hire its first government affairs officer in India as part of an overarching plan to more aggressively target the growing market, according to a local report.

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17:16
Official third-party Apple Watch stands and docks...


An example of current Apple Watch stands that must utilize Apple’s official Watch charging cable.

Apple will soon let manufacturers in its Made for iPhone/iPad/iPod (MFi) licensing program include charging pads for the Apple Watch directly in their accessories, according to sources. Currently, dock makers can only offer charging by making unsightly openings in their docks for Apple’s official charger to sit, forcing users to bring their own cable and install it, and compromising an ideal design and user experience in the process. By making charging modules available to manufacturers to use, however, customers will be able to buy docks and stands with integrated chargers without needing to use their own.

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17:15
Apple Fixes Data Corruption Bug with MacBook Pro (...

Apple released MacBook Pro Flash Storage Firmware Update 1.0 on Wednesday. The update, "addresses a storage firmware issue that, in rare cases, may cause data corruption." Apple recommended that all MacBook Pro (mid 2015) models be updated.


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17:14
Consumer advocacy group, Sen. Al Franken add to...

Advocacy group Consumer Watchdog leveled antitrust accusations against Apple Music in a letter to the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice on Wednesday, saying Apple is leveraging access to consumer credit cards and user music preferences to tamp down competition. Senator Al Franken shared similar concerns in a separate letter to the same governmental bodies.

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17:01
Jim Dalrymple Is Done with Apple Music

Jim Dalrymple-one of the most respected voices in the Mac Web-is done with Apple Music. In a passionate piece, Mr. Dalrymple said that numerous problems with Apple Music and his music library-including the loss of 4,700 songs ripped from CDs-has made him give up on the service. "I trusted my data to Apple and they failed," Mr. Dalrymple wrote. It's a damning piece. Apple should take notice. In the screenshot below is an example of Apple Music adding a song to an album twice, while playing them both at the same time.


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15:57
Apple releases firmware update for new MacBook Pro

Bought a new MacBook Pro recently? There might be a firmware update waiting for you.

Apple on Wednesday released the MacBook Pro Flash Storage Firmware Update 1.0, which, according to Apple’s website, is for mid-2015 MacBook Pro models. The website also sates that the firmware update fixes an issue that “may cause data corruption.”

In case you’re wondering, about the “mid-2015” part: When Apple releases new Macs, it uses identifies when the model was released with “early-,” “mid-,” or “late-,” labels. The 15-inch MacBook Pro currently for sale by Apple is labeled mid-2015. So if you have a MacBook Pro from mid-2014, you do not need to install the firmware update.

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15:42
Google Groups

 July 22, 2015 3:42:00 PM PDT

The problem with Google Groups should be resolved. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience and continued support. Please rest assured that system reliability is a top priority at Google, and we are making continuous improvements to make our systems better.

 July 22, 2015 1:39:00 PM PDT

Google Groups service has already been restored for some users, and we expect a resolution for all users within the next 2 hours. Please note this time frame is an estimate and may change.

 July 22, 2015 12:36:00 PM PDT

We are continuing to investigate this issue. We will provide an update by July 22, 2015 1:36:00 PM PDT detailing when we expect to resolve the problem.

 July 22, 2015 11:36:00 AM PDT

We are continuing to investigate this issue. We will provide an update by July 22, 2015 12:36:00 PM PDT detailing when we expect to resolve the problem.

 July 22, 2015 9:45:00 AM PDT

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15:03
How to enable Home Sharing in iOS 9 beta

With the latest iOS 9 beta restoring full support for Home Sharing, here's how to toggle on the feature that allows streaming music and video from computers connected to the same local Wi-Fi network.

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14:22
Report: Apple Watch owns 75 percent of the...

According to a new report, Apple has become the leader in the smartwatch market with the launch of a little new gadget known as the Apple Watch.

On Wednesday WatchAware reported on new findings by research firm Strategy Analytics claiming that the Apple Watch is already the “star performer” of the smartwatch industry. According to the report, in just three months, the Apple Watch has managed to capture 75.5 percent of the global smartwatch market share, shipping an estimated 4 million units to vendors all over the world.

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14:17
External Link: Flying the Unfriendly Skies

Mike Masnick of Techdirt reports on tech entrepreneur Brian Fitzpatrick’s close encounter with an unwanted DRM-plugin, courtesy of United Airlines. It seems the airline is beta-testing what it calls its “Personal Device Entertainment” option, by which passengers can use the in-flight Wi-Fi to view movies on their own devices. However, Fitzpatrick learned that the option requires the installation of a DRM-plugin and Flash on personal computers, and the required plugin is one considered dangerous enough that Google Chrome does not support it for security reasons. Maybe Fitzpatrick should have just rented headphones and purchased an alcoholic beverage.

 

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14:15
The Week in iOS Accessories: Cables, cords, and...

Cables, cords, and connections

This week’s roundup includes all-new ways to dock, charge, and sync your iOS device. Read on!

Kanex

Kanex’s $40 iPhone 6 Dock has an aluminum finish and a slip-resistant base, displaying your new iPhone to maximum effect while it charges and syncs.

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14:13
Apple fixes 2015 MacBook Pro flash storage issue in...

Apple on Wednesday pushed out a MacBook Pro firmware update to address issues users of 2015 models were seeing with corrupted data.

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14:00
Apple issues MacBook Pro firmware update 1.0 to...

Apple has issued the first firmware update for its newly released Retina MacBook Pros labeled MacBook Pro Flash Storage Firmware Update 1.0. The firmware update is intended for the new MacBook Pros with Force Touch trackpads and is intended to fix an issue with flash storage and prevent potential data corruption.

This update is recommended for MacBook Pro (mid 2015) models. This update addresses a storage firmware issue that, in rare cases, may cause data corruption.

Mid-2015 MacBook Pro owners can find the firmware update in the Mac App Store or download the 1.9MB file directly from the support document.

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13:09
Apple’s tough security requirements for Bluetooth LE...

If you were wondering why manufacturers seemed to be rather slow in launching HomeKit-compatible devices, it may all be down to Apple’s stringent security requirements. Forbes reports that manufacturers are finding it hard to incorporate the extremely secure encryption standards demanded by Apple in order to achieve MFi certification for their products.

Apple is requiring device makers using both WiFi and Bluetooth LE to use complicated encryption with 3072-bit keys, as well as the super secure Curve25519, which is an elliptic curve used for digital signatures and exchanging encrypted keys.

While mains-powered WiFi kit is coping, the processing...

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12:49
HomeKit market held back by Apple's high...

The slow trickle of HomeKit-compatible accessories is reportedly linked to a high level of encryption mandated by Apple, said to be generating unusuable levels of lag in prototype Bluetooth products.

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12:47
Apple Music model scrutinized by Consumer Watchdog...

Apple is once again coming under fire for business practices and deals around Apple Music, the subscription music and video streaming service it launched last month. Consumer Watchdog, a prominent consumer advocacy group, issued a letter to the United States Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice today, asking the government to put restrictions on Apple’s “plans to dominate the subscription music sector” while citing “serious antitrust concerns” based on information it received.

While the group notes that it typically praises Apple on issues...

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12:02
Chrome 44 for iOS brings beacon-powered Physical Web...

The Physical Web is an open source web specification from Google released last year with the aim to make interacting with smart devices in the real world as easy as clicking a link, just as we do on the web. Now with the company having released its Eddystone beacon technology and APIs for making this communication between devices in the same proximity easier, it’s integrating Physical Web directly into Chrome for iOS.

The latest version of Chrome for iOS, version 44 ...

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12:00
As Apple's offshore cash pile reaches $190B, US...

Apple, Google, and other major U.S.-based multinationals may soon be able to bring more of their foreign-earned income back to American shores without facing a huge tax burden, as lawmakers are moving forward on a tax reform framework that could eliminate taxes on international earnings and authorize a one-time repatriation holiday.

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11:37
∞ Apple Music is a nightmare and I’m done with it

I love Apple. I love them because they take difficult problems and come up with innovative, simple solutions. The things they make just work and we trust them. Unfortunately, my experience with Apple Music has been exactly the opposite. As of today, I’m missing about 4,700 songs from my library with little hope of getting them back. [...]

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11:34
Bug in latest version of OS X gives attackers...

A bug in the latest version of Apple's OS X gives attackers the ability to obtain unfettered root user privileges, a feat that makes it easier to surreptitiously infect Macs with rootkits and other types of persistent malware.

The privilege-escalation bug, which was reported in a blog post published Tuesday by security researcher Stefan Esser, is the type of security hole attackers regularly exploit to bypass security protections built into modern operating systems and applications. Hacking Team, the Italian malware-as-a-service provider that catered to governments around the world, recently exploited similar elevation-of-privileges bugs in Microsoft Windows. When combined with a...

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11:20
Macworld’s August Digital Edition: Apple Music is...

Every day, Macworld brings you the essential daily news and other info about all things Apple. But staying on top of that torrent of information can be a constant challenge. One solution: the Macworld Digital Edition.

Available as single copies or with a yearlong subscription, the Digital Edition comes in two forms: Enhanced and PDF replica. The Enhanced Edition has all the news, analysis, product reviews, and how-to’s, along with interactive features, videos, and slideshows—customized for consumption on your iPad. The PDF replica Edition is designed for your mobile device’s touchscreen to allow pinch and zoom.

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11:10
Commodore's Ghost Lives in New Machine


Yet another Android smartphone hit the market last week -- but what's surprising is that it comes from Commodore. The Commodore PET smartphone is from Commodore Business Machines, a UK-based firm that has acquired the brand and trademark. It runs Android 5.0 Lollipop, and has a 5.5-inch full HD 1920 x 1080 IPS OGS display. Two preinstalled emulators let owners play games written for old-school Commodore PCs. The PET might appeal to Commodore aficionados, but "I'm not sure how many of us are still alive," quipped tech analyst Rob Enderle.

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11:08
iPhone 6, Apple Pay help keep Apple ranked 15th in...

On Wednesday Apple once again took 15th place in Fortune's annual Global 500 rankings, something the magazine credited to record sales of the iPhone 6 and the introduction of new product categories, such as Apple Pay.

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11:03
Public beta testers, time to upgrade: New versions...

Two weeks after releasing the public betas of iOS 9 and El Capitan, Apple just pushed out new versions of both operating systems.

What’s new: Apple brought back Home Sharing in the second public beta of iOS 9, which means you can stream your iTunes library on any Apple device on your Wi-Fi network. The disappearance of Home Sharing in iOS 8.4 was greeted with outrage from users who don’t want to use Apple Music, which also allows you to stream music to any Apple device. Apple said it was “known bug,” and the fix is in—at least for beta testers. This beta version also supports the new iPod touch.

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11:00
Happy Hour Podcast 024 | New iPods, September...

Apple has refreshed its entire iPod lineup and we’re discussing all of the details along with what to expect later this year. New hardware is expected, but aside from an iPhone what will Apple launch? Along with that, developers now have access to a new iOS 9 beta plus watchOS 2 beta and we discuss Apple’s latest earnings call. 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...

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11:00
Canalys estimates 4.2 million Apple Watches sold in...

When Apple doesn't release unit sales numbers or revenues for a new product line, research firms do the next best thing; they estimate how many devices the company sold. That's what Canalys did in an estimate published yesterday suggesting that Apple shipped 4.2 million Apple Watches during the quarter ended June 27, 2015.

If the number is close, that means that the Apple Watch is the world's best-selling wearable, jumping past sales of competing smartwatches and even less-expensive fitness trackers by companies like Fitbit. 

Canalys suggested that the numbers would have been higher if Apple had launched the Watch during the 2014 holiday season, and that low shipments in April and May really put a damper on the numbers. The Canalys estimates surpasses estimates made by many Wall Street analysts prior to yesterday's earning call. Wells Fargo analyst Maynard Um estimated that just 2 million units were sold, while the consensus of a group of analysts was much closer at 4...

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10:47
News: Apple releases second iOS 9 public beta

Apple has released the second public betas of iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan, corresponding to the fourth developer beta released earlier this week. Originally announced at WWDC, the public beta of iOS 9 allows non-developers to preview an early version of iOS 9 prior to the final release of a stable version in the fall. Users who have already signed up on the Apple Beta Website should be able to log in and download the new versions now; users who haven’t…

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10:46
TextExpander 5.1

Refines the Suggestions feature to exclude most single dictionary words. ($44.95 new, free update for version 5.0 licenses, 17.0 MB)

 

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10:44
BeardedSpice Gives You Control of Your Mac’s Media...

Josh Centers explains how BeardedSpice solves two Mac media key problems: controlling Web-based players and keeping native apps from fighting for control.

 

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10:22
Apple releases OS X 10.11 Public Beta 2 to testers

Following this week’s fourth developer preview of OS X 10.11, Apple has released the second El Capitan public beta to testers. The OS X public beta allows Mac users to test the new features included in the operating system update and submit feedback ahead of its public release later this fall. Participation in Apple’s public beta program does not require a paid developer member account. OS X 10.11 public beta 2 includes the same changes as yesterday’s OS X 10.11 beta 4 release.

OS X 10.11 El Capitan was first unveiled in June and introduces several feature and performance enhancements to the Mac.

For instance, the...

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10:13
Podcast 466: Baby you can park my iPod

Remember Knight Rider? Remember how KITT, the awesome talking Trans-Am, could travel independently of our hero Michael Knight? Glenn came to San Francisco recently, and tested a few valet parking services that let you hand off your car in one place, go about your day fighting crime or whatever, and have your car brought to you in another place. (Michael Knight even had an Apple Watch prototype, if you think about it.)

When not freaking out about how very, very *Knight Rider* this whole thing is, Glenn and Susie discuss the sweet new iPod touch that Apple just released: Who's it for, what are its strengths, and could it hold any clues to the next low-end iPhone. The Apple Watch has been out almost three months, and still doesn't need Facebook (please, really, no Facebook), so we talk about what kinds of impacts it's made on us so far—if we're still wearing it, that is.

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10:09
Apple releases second public betas of iOS 9, OS X 10...

Apple on Wednesday provided members of its public beta program with new versions of both iOS 9 and OS X 10.11 El Capitan, marking the second versions of the publicly available pre-release software.

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10:03
Apple seeds iOS 9 public beta 2 to testers

Roughly two weeks after the initial release, Apple has pushed out an update to users testing the iOS 9 public beta on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The latest public beta release follows the earlier release of iOS 9 beta 4 for registered developers developing for the upcoming operating system update. iOS 9 is set to be completed and shipped to all users later this fall. iOS 9 public beta 2 mirror’s yesterday’s iOS 9 beta 4 release.

Although Apple floated the concept with late versions of iOS 8 point updates, iOS 9 marks the first major version of Apple’s mobile software that is available for pre-release testing to non-developers.

iOS 9 beta 4...

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10:00
Smart move: Apple disables app reviews for those...

In a move that is being widely applauded by developers, Apple is disallowing iOS 9 beta users to submit app reviews. The change came with yesterday's release of the fourth iOS 9 beta, and is designed to prevent negative reviews caused by beta incompatibilities that are usually fixed prior to the final release of a new version of iOS.

When testers running iOS 9 beta 4 attempt to post a review, an error popup appears saying "This feature isn't available. You can't write reviews while using a prerelease version of iOS". Many apps run as designed under the beta OS, but there are some that have experienced crashes or slow response when running under iOS 9. 

Developers have noted that some of their popular titles have experienced a drop in average star rating since the iOS 9 public beta was released. Sadly for the developers, they cannot submit patches for the iOS 9-caused issues at this time, so the problems will remain unfixed until iOS 9 is in general release this fall...

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09:35
Wall Street seems to prefer Kremlinology over...

Another record-breaking fiscal quarter is in the books for Apple, but the company's overall success is being glossed over by Wall Street analysts and pundits who seem intent on ignoring the actual facts when it comes to Apple Watch sales.

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09:05
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09:03
New Microsoft Send app brings chat-like threads to...

Microsoft on Tuesday launched Send, a new iPhone app intended to simplify email conversations down to instant-messaging style threads.

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08:47
Apple prevents beta testers from punishing...

Developers working to make their apps compatible with iOS 9 now can’t be penalized for glitches that beta testers experience. In the fourth developer beta of iOS 9 that Apple pushed out on Tuesday, testers are no longer able to submit reviews in the App Store.

The change, first noticed by AppleInsider, is a welcome one for app developers. Until now, reviewers using beta versions of iOS have been able to leave critical reviews of apps not optimized for the beta software. This is detrimental to developers because users running the current version of iOS wouldn’t necessarily experience crashes or other problems associated with less stable beta software.

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08:40
Unlocked phone shootout: Meet the Huawei P8 Lite and...

It used to be, not too long ago, that buying an unlocked smartphone online from some unfamiliar Chinese OEM was a sure-fire recipe for frustration. The thing is, the bar for no-contract phones has gotten so high within the past two years or so that y...

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08:30
Report: Apple Watch sales took an estimated 75% of...

New data from research firm Strategy Analytics shows that Apple’s introduction into the smartwatch market made a dramatic shift in both the overall size of the market and which companies are on top.

According to the firm’s data, Apple claimed a massive 75.5% of the global smartwatch marketshare in Q2 2015 with the launch of the Apple Watch in late April. It also shows that Apple’s entrance stole a huge portion of Samsung’s marketshare as the previous smartwatch market leader dropped 66 points from 73.6% marketshare to a single digit 7.5% … 

Strategy Analytics also highlights the year-over-year growth of the global smartwatch market at 457.3% from Q2 2014 before...

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08:30
News: Microsoft releases email messaging app for iOS

Microsoft has released its slimmed-down email messaging app, called Send, on iOS devices. Plans for the app leaked in May under the name Flow by Outlook, but despite the new name, details about the hybrid email/instant messaging app have remained mostly the same. The app works with Office 365 business and school email accounts, allowing users to send quick messages to any email address without bothering with the subject lines or signatures found in…

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08:25
Almost a fifth of online Brits are enjoying content...

The UK government is increasing its efforts to clamp down on online piracy, and now we know the reason why: illegal downloads and streaming are on the rise. Research commissioned by the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) shows that the number of peop...

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08:18
Key Silk Road witness gets 2.5 years in jail

One of the reasons that Silk Road was so popular and dangerous was because it enabled people who would have otherwise never dealt drugs to become Scarface-like kingpins. That's the tale of Michael Duch, an IT consultant who has wound up being sentenc...

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08:11
Apple changes policy, iOS 9 beta users now prevented...

Well, this is kind of a kick in the teeth.

As of the latest iOS 9 beta, Apple is preventing beta users from submitting app reviews.

Testers running Apple’s fourth iOS 9 beta, currently for developers only, are able to access the iOS App Store as usual, but no longer have the ability to post reviews. Attempting to do so now results in an error pop-up that reads, “This feature isn’t available. You can’t write reviews while using a prerelease version of iOS.”

The change is thought to have come about given that many public beta users might not be familiar with how operating system betas can be incompatible with an app that might be run on them...

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08:03
Apple disables App Store reviews from devices...

As of yesterday, when the fourth developer beta of iOS 9 was issued to testers, those running a prerelease version of the operating system can no longer leave app reviews in the App Store. Negative app reviews left by beta testers is a perennial problem for app developers (as highlighted well in this post over on MacStories), and it's nice to see Apple taking steps to fix it even though OS X El Capitan beta testers can still leave app reviews as of this writing.

Up until now, users testing new iOS versions could leave bad reviews for apps that didn't work correctly under the new OS. The problem with this, of course, is that developers can't submit apps targeting the new OS until the software (and the development tools) are finalized. That leaves a three-or-so-month gap between when users can get the software and when developers can fix...

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08:01
TripMode Prevents Unwanted Internet Data Usage on a...

If you use your Mac with the Personal Hotspot feature of iOS, or with other mobile hotspots, allowing some apps to transfer data unchecked can result in expensive overage charges. The new TripMode utility lets you allow only specified apps to access the Internet, blocking bandwidth-hungry software like Dropbox that might chew data in the background.

 

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08:00
6 shape-shifting homes that give new meaning to the...

By Cat DiStasio

Some cars have removable rooftops; some computers turn into tablets; and some houses can transform into entirely different structures at the press of a button, the flip of a switch or the wave of a hand. From expanding apartments tha...

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08:00
App Store updates and notable new apps for July 22,...

Apple World Today is happy to provide its readers with notification of significant App Store updates and notable new apps on a regular basis.

Updates

Evernote (iOS) version 7.7.9

  • Numerous bug fixes and improvements

Evernote Scannable (iOS) version 1.2.1

  • Numerous bug fixes and improvements

TextExpander 3+ custom keyboard (iOS) version 3.5.1

  • Fixes potential freeze when using fill-in from another app
  • Fixes potential freeze when updating snippets from another app
  • Other fixes and improvements

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07:51
This is Nifty: QuickShot

The mighty Jason O’Grady threw this out there as a cool thing worth looking into.

He might have a point.

QuickShot allows you to manage, view and share screenshots taken within OS X, making your images immediately draggable from your menubar.

Once an image has been taken, it can be shared through email, web links, social media and the like.

QuickShot is available for free and requires OS X 10.10 or later to install and run.

Via ThinkDev LLC

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07:42
Microsoft Send brings chat-style messaging to...

To help ease the burden of email, Google created Inbox, and now Microsoft is looking to lend a hand, too. With Send, you can keep it brief for those times when "in-and-out email" is all that's needed. It's less about organization and more like an IM-...

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07:37
Microsoft pilots hybrid not-quite-email, not-quite-...

Microsoft has today launched Send, an experimental iPhone app that offers a kind of cross between email and instant messaging. Microsoft says that it is designed for “brief, snappy communications” where you want an instant response but also want to retain a record of what was said within Outlook. The app was previously leaked as Flow by Outlook.

While tools like text messaging and IM are great for short messages, you often don’t have your co-worker’s cell phone number or an IM app on your work phone. And we’ve heard loud and clear from people at work, they want all their communications available in Outlook—even if they send them from other...

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07:28
Tim Cooks hints at wider Apple Watch retail presence...

Not surprisingly, Apple is looking to sell more Apple Watch units this holiday season.

And it plans to do this by increasing the device’s retail availability.

This news surfaced Tuesday, when CEO Tim Cook stated that the unit is expected the be a hot gift item this year and hinted at an increase in points of sale and/or inventory.

“We’re convinced that the Watch is going to be one of the top gifts of the holiday season,” Cook said.

Cook noted that the Watch has so far only been available through 680 points of sale. That could leave plenty of room for expansion, particularly if Apple decides to add more third-party retailers to...

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07:27
Realmac Deep Dreamer public beta for Mac turns your...

Deep Dream has caused something of a stir online in recent weeks. Google’s neural imaging network has an uncanny ability of taking ordinary images and turning them in o something you’d normally only see if you were sleeping (or under the influence of banned substances). Now, creating your own fun and trippy images is simple.

Realmac just announced that its Deep Dreamer public beta is available to download for Mac, so you can create your own weird pics using a native app. While in its beta state you can buy a full license for $14.99. Once out of beta, a license will set you back $24.99.

If you’d rather use a free service,...

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07:23
Canalys estimates 4.2 million Apple Watches sold in...

Although Apple didn't provide official figures during Tuesday's results call, an estimate published by research firm Canalys suggests the company shipped 4.2 million Apple Watches during the June quarter.

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07:21
British pensioner's central vision restored...

Second Sight's Argus II bionic eye has already helped hundreds of patients around the globe with a rare disease called retinitis pigmentosa (RP) to see again. And yes, that includes several Americans who've gotten the system after it was approved by ...

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07:00
Forever 21's 'Thread Screen' displays...

Most companies seek out the latest displays for high-tech billboards, but Forever 21 has decided to take a different route for this particular Instagram project. For the past year-and-a-half, the folks at connected hardware maker Breakfast New York h...

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06:48
Market watchers see buying opportunity as Apple...

Lofty expectations were beyond the reach of Apple last quarter, sending shares tumbling more than 7 percent. But a number of bullish analysts see the stock pullback as a buying opportunity for investors, who can get in at a cheaper price before the launch of new iPhones.

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06:45
XBMC's Kodi media player officially hits the...

Kodi's media player got a name change last year and now it has something even better -- official Android status. The app formerly known as XBMC is now available on the Google Play store for all takers. It actually arrived to the store last month in b...

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