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Wednesday October 15

12:40
Tech Workers Oppose Settlement They Reached In...

itwbennett writes Tech workers have asked an appeals court not to approve a $324.5 million settlement in Silicon Valley's controversial employee hiring case, according to a document filed Tuesday. This move by the plaintiffs puts them in alignment with an earlier decision by Judge Lucy Koh of the federal district court in San Jose to throw out the settlement on the grounds that it wouldn't pay the workers enough. Attorneys for the defendants — Apple, Google, Adobe and Intel — subsequently appealed Koh's decision.

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12:37
PCalc for OS X Yosemite

Lots of changes in the latest update:

  • Support for OS X Yosemite, including a Notification Center widget for quick calculations simply click on the display to switch to the main app, even mid-calculation.

  • Handoff support, between PCalc running on iOS 8 and Yosemite – continue your calculation on any device. The full state of the calculator, including the tape, is sent over.

  • Support for custom button layouts created with the iOS version. Full editing on the Mac will come in the next release.

  • Visual improvements, to match the new look of Yosemite, and unify with the iOS release.

  • A new dark calculator theme, “Backlight”.

  • All the core calculation code improvements from PCalc 3.3.2 on iOS, including better operator precedence support.

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12:34
What to expect (and not to expect) at Apple’s iPad/...

It looks like Apple’s event tomorrow will focus on new iPad models as rumored, but there are bound to be a lot of announcements beyond just the new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3. Below we’ve put together some of our expectations for other possibilities at the event, including likely announcements for new Macs, software updates and a couple of possible surprises you might not be expecting.

iPad Air 2 & iPad mini 3: The majority of rumors leading up to tomorrow’s event have been focused on a second-generation iPad Air. It’s now all but confirmed with our discovery earlier today of...

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12:30
Apple’s Silicone Case for iPhone 6/6 Plus: Good...

Any case produced by Apple itself has to survive a fair amount of scrutiny. After all Apple makes the device the case is protecting. It has to work well in every way, from the out of box experience, to putting it on the device, to protecting the device it covers. Not surprisingly, Apple's iPhone 6 Silicone Case does stand up to scrutiny, assuming you're looking for a case that doesn't claim to take extreme punishment.


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12:30
YouTube for iOS gets updated with full support for...

YouTube for iOS has been updated to offer fully optimized support for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Users will now be able to use the larger keyboard, see more suggestions on the screen and enjoy other visual improvements. In addition, users across all...

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12:22
Report: Christian Bale in talks to play Steve Jobs...

Variety reports that sources have confirmed actor Christian Bale is in talks to play the role of Steve Jobs in the upcoming biopic based on Walter Isaacson’s official biography of the late Apple co-founder. Variety adds that insiders believe Bale will begin filming for the biopic this spring.

Bale, who can next be seen in Ridley Scott’s “Exodus: Gods and Kings,” is still negotiating for the Travis McGee pic “The Deep Blue Goodbye” at Fox. Sources tell Variety talks have taken longer then expected because Bale was not interested in doing a sequel while Fox wanted one.

Insiders say Bale would likely shoot “Jobs” in the spring and follow it up with ‘The Deep Blue Goodbye.”

The film,...

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12:22
Oscar winner Christian Bale to play Steve Jobs in...

Sony's high-profile biopic of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs will have plenty of award winning pedigree behind it, as Oscar winning actor Christian Bale will reportedly play the lead on the project, which also features an Academy Award winning director and screenwriter.

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12:21
The Mac To The Future Bundle

8 Elite Mac Apps + 25 Comprehensive OS X & Web Development Courses

There are some nice apps here for $30.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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12:13
HBO Go Will Go It Alone

HBO Go might just go it alone, according to CEO Richard Plepler, who made the remarks at Time Warner's investor day event on Wednesday. "In 2015, we will launch a standalone, over-the-top HBO service in the United States. We will work with our current partners. And we will explore models with new partners. All in, there are 80 million homes that do not have HBO and we will use all means at our disposal to go after them," Pleper said.

There are rumblings that Netflix will be reporting some nice earnings, which is probably excellent motivation for HBO to go after the cordcutting crowd. This is very exciting news for me personally, because I've been calling HBO customer service about once a month for like a year now and BEGGING them to let me pay directly instead of having to give more money to the Cable Service Which Must Not Be Named. It doesn't take long, but it looks like I'm going to get my way on this.

Hopefully my crusade for the last two seasons of The Muppet...

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12:09
Apple accidentally leaks next-gen iPad Air 2, iPad...

The next-gen iPad information you wanted came a bit ahead of schedule.

According to The Verge and 9to5Mac, Apple accidentally revealed both of its new iPads: the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 on its web site. An official user guide for iOS 8 in the iTunes Store has apparently had its screenshots updated ahead of schedule; both new iPads are pictured, and the images reveal each will have a Touch ID fingerprint sensor. Aside from the addition of Touch ID, it seems these latest iPads will look nearly identical to their predecessors. 9to5Mac first spotted the premature iPad screenshots. The full-resolution image is still sitting on Apple’s servers.

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12:03
Live blog: Join Macworld for Apple's October...

Apple’s next special event takes place Thursday, October 16, at 10 a.m. Pacific time. The company will offer a live stream that you can view on an Apple TV, or in Safari on a Mac, iPhone, or iPad. But if you can’t get to one of those devices—or you just want to join your friends at Macworld and soak it all up together—we’ll be providing live play-by-play from inside Apple’s beautiful Cupertino campus.

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12:00
Skype for iOS updated for optimized iPhone 6...

Microsoft has released a new update for Skype's iOS app offering users with the larger iPhone 6 and 6+ an optimized user interface. In addition, the app now allows users to mark individual conversations as read/unread, disable notification sounds in...

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11:50
Apple leaks images, features for second-gen iPad Air...

New screenshots for Apple's iOS 8 User Guide have revealed details of the new iPads the company is expected to reveal tomorrow. The tablets are identified as the "iPad Air 2" and "iPad mini 3." Both appear similar to their predecessors design-wise, but are equipped with Touch ID sensors. The screenshots also indicate that the Air 2's camera will support burst photography, as on the iPhone 5s, 6, and 6 Plus....



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11:49
Apple Leaks iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 in iBooks...

Another day, another leak in the Apple world, only this one was leaked by Apple itself. In screenshots posted for the iPad User Guide For iOS 8 in the iBooks Store Apple posted details of the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3, neither of which have been announced. In that the source has the ultimate insider knowledge of Apple's goings on, it seems a sure bet that both devices will be announced during the October 16th media event.


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11:45
Apple accidentally leaks details on the iPad Air 2...

Apple's next big product announcement was expected to be on October 16, but thanks to an accidental leak in iBooks, we know about the iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 today. Spotted by Mark Gurman of 9to5Mac in the iOS 8.1 iPad user guide, the screen shots...

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11:42
September Apple Watch, iPhone 6 event cost Apple...

Apple accrued more than $1 million in fees for construction, rental, and security related to the Sept. 9 event at which it unveiled the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and Apple Watch, according to paperwork revealed on Wednesday.

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11:30
Get detailed instruction to life's nagging...

As a child of the digital age my first impulse when presented with a "How do I do X?" question is to ask the internet. For the most part I can find the answers to most questions within a few clicks. But it's often more difficult to find usable...

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11:25
Apple could stop selling Fitbit accessories at retail

Apple may, in the near future, stop selling Fitbit products at its retail stores, sources claim. No explanation has been given, but it's speculated that the reason may be the Apple Watch, which is shipping early next year and will share similar functions, even if it's more expensive and not intended purely as a fitness device. So far Apple doesn't appear to be taking action against any other fitness trackers, but Fitbit controls nearly 70 percent of that market....



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11:16
Google Nexus 6 launches with 5.96-inch Quad HD...

After weeks of rumors, Google has finally launched the Nexus 6 smartphone, running Android Lollipop. At first glance, the Motorola-produced follow-up to the Nexus 5 bears a striking resemblance to the second-generation Moto X, complete with relatively few changes made to the external styling, but it boosts the screen to a phablet-sized 5.96-inch 1,440x2,560 display with a pixel density of 493ppi....



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11:07
Dr. Mac Looks Back on 16 Years Covering Macworld/...

Iâve written about Macworld Expo often over the years and itâs been part of my life for as long as Iâve been a geek. Iâll miss attending more than I can put into words. Rather than try, letâs take a stroll down memory lane and relive some of the words Iâve written about Macworld Expo over the years.


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11:06
You are Apple’s greatest security challenge

TidBITS:

Hundreds of millions of customers use Apple products. I don’t know what the iCloud numbers are, but we are talking about a company that just sold 10 million iPhones in a weekend. Security complexity increases exponentially as fringe situations encompass millions of users. With Apple operating on that scale, the rules change.

Apple thus faces one of the most complex security challenges in society, and faces it at a scale only a handful of companies need to consider.

Users want security but few are willing to be inconvenienced by it. That puts Apple and other companies between the proverbial rock and a hard place.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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11:05
Apple accidentally outs “iPad Mini 3” and “iPad Air...

Apple's iBooks listing has accidentally revealed information about its new tablets.

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Well, there's that much less mystery about Apple's event tomorrow. An iBooks listing for an iPad user guide included some preview of both an "iPad Mini 3" and an "iPad Air 2," and given that the source is Apple itself, it seems safe to assume that these are the tablets Apple will announce.

The main addition revealed by this rare official leak is the presence of a TouchID fingerprint sensor on both models. As expected, neither tablet body appears to have changed much; this is going to be more of an internal refresh than an external one.

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11:00
Opera still exists, releases Opera 25 redesign to...

When was the last time you used the Opera browser on your Mac? Never? Well if you're a fan of beautiful bookmarks, you might want to consider changing that for Opera 25. The new Opera update brings with it something the company calls Visual...

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10:58
Android L now called Lollipop, ships on new Nexus...

Alongside three hardware announcements, Google has formally named Android 5.0. Previously known as "L," the latest iteration of the search engine giant's mobile operating system is officially titled Lollipop. Previewed at Google I/O earlier this year, the newest revision focuses on its consistent design language that it calls "Material Design," and a new battery saver feature that extends the life of mobile devices in use by up to 90 minutes....



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10:47
Apple spills the beans on iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3...

Oh, Apple. With just one day to go until its big media event, the company leaked images of
its own new products on iTunes: It looks like the big announcements will be an iPad Air 2
and iPad mini 3 with Touch ID.

Apple posted this screenshot of new iPads a day before its media event.

9to5Mac
first noticed screenshots of the new tablets appeared Wednesday in the iBookstore for Apple’s iPad User Guide for iOS 8.1 ebook.

To read this article...

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10:44
News: Apple user guide reveals iPad Air 2, iPad mini...

Apple’s own iOS 8.1 user guide in the iBookstore reveals screenshots of an iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3, both with Touch ID. Additionally, the guide shows a screenshot noting that iPad Air 2 will be able to use Burst Mode when taking photos. Based on the shots, it does appear that Apple will call the devices iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3. As the screenshots in the user guide are for iOS 8.1, we’ll likely also see that debut tomorrow, as well.…

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10:43
Facebook and YouTube release iPhone 6/Plus app...


After more than a month since the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus screen sizes were announced, Facebook has released an updated version of its iPhone app to take advantage of the bigger screens. The new app features a smaller navigation bar and shows more content on the screen. Facebook had previously updated its Messenger app for the new iPhones, although its alternative Facebook Paper app is still awaiting an update.

YouTube also released an updated version of its iPhone app today optimized for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6...

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10:39
Poodle SSL 3.0 Flaw Poses Web Browser Security Threat

Google has discovered a 15 year old flaw in SSL 3.0, a security protocol that turns out isn't quite a s secure as originally thought, that could let remote attackers highjack Web browser sessions and gain access to personal data, like Web-based email. The flaw takes advantage of a browser's ability to fall back from the more secure TLS protocol to SSL where attackers can then gain access to session cookies on victim's computers.

The Mac Observer Spin: The tech world has been moving away from SSL in favor of TLS, and finds like this will only help push SSL to its inevitable demise.


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10:37
Report: Open Source Needs to Get With the Security...


Open source developers apparently don't adhere to best practices such as using static analysis and conducting regular security audits, found Coverity's Spotlight report, released Wednesday. The Coverity Scan service, which is available at no charge to open source projects, helped devs find and fix about 50,000 quality and security defects in code last year. That number can be attributed in part to continuous improvement, which lets users find previously undetected defects.

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10:34
Apple paid over $1M to stage Sept. 9th iPhone event...

Apple paid in excess of $1 million to stage its September 9th iPhone/Apple Watch announcement, according to newly-obtained records from the Foothill-De Anza Community College district. The publicity event was held at De Anza College's Flint Center for the Performing Arts, where the Mac was premiered in 1984, and the iMac was shown off in 1998. The records state that Apple paid De Anza a $500,000 "disruption fee," plus rental feels for campus buildings, and still more money to enforce security using more than 35 police officers from three departments....



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10:30
Cord cutters rejoice, HBO is finally going to be...

In 2015, for the first time since the service launched, you will be able to watch an HBO stream online without a cable subscription. The news was formally announced on October 15 at a Time Warner Inc. investor meeting by HBO chairman and CEO Richard...

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10:28
Apple's own iBook reveals iPad Air 2 & iPad...

With less than 24 hours to go before Apple is set to present its latest products, preview images for the company's iOS 8.1 user guide in the iBookstore reveal the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3, both featuring a Touch ID fingerprint sensing home button.

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10:18
Google announces Nexus 6 phablet, Nexus 9 tablet,...

Search giant Google on Wednesday unveiled three new Nexus-series devices --?a new 6-inch smartphone, 9-inch tablet, and set-top streaming media box - that will launch alongside the next version of the company's mobile operating system, Android 5 Lollipop.

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10:10
TMO Daily Observations: 2014-10-15

IDG announced that Macworld/iWorld is going on hiatus for 2015, so the conference's 30-year run has come to an end. Dave Hamilton and Bob "Dr. Mac" LeVitus join Jeff Gamet take a look at what IDG's announcement means for the Apple community, but instead of lamenting the passing of what was, they take a look to the future and speculate on what's coming next.


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10:04
News: Apple dropping Fitbit from retail stores?

Apple is planning to stop selling Fitbit fitness products in its stores, according to a new report from Re/code. Although it’s unclear why Apple plans to discontinue sales of the Fitbit, this news comes shortly after Fitbit issued a statement that it was still “evaluating integration with HealthKit” in iOS 8. Several other major health and fitness accessory makers have already updated their apps for HealthKit integration, making…

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10:00
Join us tomorrow for a liveblog of the Apple event

Time flies! It seems like it was just yesterday that we were prepping for Apple's last product announcement event, and here we are again. This time, we expect to see new iPads, new Macs, and probably an announcement of the release date for Mac OS X...

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09:53
Google announces Nexus 9 tablet, Nexus 6 phone and...

One day before Apple’s big iPad event tomorrow, Google has just unveiled its latest Nexus devices alongside official announcements for Android 5.0 Lollipop and more. With Apple expected to launch new iPad Air and possibly iPad mini models tomorrow, Google today announced the Nexus 9, an 8.9-inch HTC-made tablet with brushed metal bezels and a gold color option not unlike that expected for the new iPad Air tomorrow. The tablet also features a keyboard folio that attaches magnetically to the device.

In addition, Google announced the much rumored ...

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09:53
As new Fitbit models loom, Apple Stores set to stop...

Apple Stores will reportedly stop selling Fitbit products, which are not compatible with the HealthKit tools in iOS 8, as a new model with heart rate sensing capabilities is expected to hit the market soon.

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09:41
List of Macs That Will Run Yosemite

Apple said OS X Yosemite would be released this fall, and with the company's latest media event set for Thursday, there's a good chance we'll have a better idea when to expect the big update to finally roll out. The big question is whether or not your Mac can take advantage of Yosemite's new features. Read on to see if the soon to be released version of OS X will run on your Mac.


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09:30
Verus case for iPhone 6 Plus gets the job done

When it comes to the iPhone 6 Plus, relatively few case options were available at launch, especially for buyers with a long list of must-have requirements. As one of the TUAW staffers put it, companies who pride themselves on making the best and most...

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09:00
Bono apologizes for automatic "Songs of...

In a move that Tim Cook probably assumed would "delight" iTunes customers, Apple this past September made U2's latest album, Songs of Innocence, available for free to all iTunes. In doing so, a number of users with no interest in the album were...

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08:57
IDG cancels 2015 Macworld/iWorld event, announces “...

I wish there was better news, but it’s been some time coming…

Per iMore, IDG, the parent company of both Macworld magazine and the Macworld/iWorld conferences, announced on Tuesday that the conference is “going on hiatus”, and that the 2015 event will not happen. Macworld/iWorld has struggled in recent years with the loss of Apple as a keynote partner, with the company around which the conference revolved opting to focus more on their own events and putting significant capital into WWDC.

IDG’s MacIT Mac-focused enterprise technology conference will continue, but the larger Macworld/iWorld is no more. IDG is likely working to rework the conference, but that it’s going on hiatus doesn’t bode well for Macworld/iWorld’s future. It’s a blow to have the January-duo of CES...

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08:53
Gazelle paying up to $355 for iPad Airs, $305 for...

Readers looking to sell their current iPad to help pay for one Apple's forthcoming 2015 iPads can begin locking in price quotes over at Gazelle ahead of Thursday's event to maximize the amount of cash you will receive.

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08:51
Analyst claims delays will limit second-gen iPad Air...

Apple will announce a second-generation iPad Air at tomorrow's press event, but 2014 shipments of the tablet will be hampered by production delays, according to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. "Of the new products, we think the market will be more interested in iPad Air 2. However, as the poor yield rate of anti-reflective coating cover lens has delayed mass production, we estimate 2014 shipments of iPad Air 2 of 7- 9mn units, lower than the 12mn units of the then-new iPad Air shipments in 2013," he writes. "We thus expect iPad Air 2 to contribute less to the supply chain than iPad Air di...



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08:46
Facebook and Apple Now Pay For Female Employees To...

Dave Knott writes: While freezing eggs has become an increasingly popular practice for career-oriented women, the procedure comes at a steep price: Costs typically add up to at least $10,000 for every round, plus $500 or more annually for storage. Now two Silicon Valley giants are offering women a game-changing perk: Apple and Facebook will pay for employees to freeze their eggs. They appear to be the first major employers to offer this coverage for non-medical reasons, both offering to cover costs up to $20,000. Tech firms are hardly alone in offering generous benefits to attract and keep talent, but they appear to be leading the way with egg freezing. Advocates say they've heard murmurs of large law, consulting, and finance firms helping to cover the costs, although no one is broadcasting this support. Companies may be concerned about the public relations implications of the benefit – in the most cynical light, egg-freezing coverage could be viewed as a ploy to entice women to...

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08:35
Rumor: Apple to announce next-gen 27-inch iMac with...

There’s a lot of predictions as to what will be announced at tomorrow’s Apple media event.

With any luck, some of them will be right.

Per AppleInsider, ever-reliable KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has released a note stating to expect a highly-anticipated 27-inch iMac with Retina quality display that will ship before the end of 2014, as well as a next-generation iPad Air that could see limited initial supply.

Kuo expects only a 27-inch Retina iMac model to take the stage this week, though a 21-inch version is in the works and could debut in the second half of 2015. The analyst says Apple started on the 27-inch offering prior to the 21-inch because developing two different sized high-resolution panels is a demanding task....

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08:23
Transmit for iOS 8 Provides File Transfer Everywhere

The file-transfer app Transmit enables apps in iOS 8 to transfer files to and from FTP, SFTP, and WebDAV servers, along with Amazon S3. For those who work with Internet file servers regularly, Transmit iOS is a game-changer.

 

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08:15
HBO to begin offering standalone streaming...

Cord cutters will finally be able to get content from premium cable network HBO without an accompanying cable subscription beginning next year, according to a statement made by the network's chief executive at Time Warner's annual investors conference.

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08:12
Daily Deal: Get Active Wrap Headphones for only $24

Today in iLounge Deals you can grab a pair of Active Wrap Headphones for only $24—that’s over 50% off the normal price. These Bluetooth headphones free you from ugly wires and knots with a comfortable, lightweight design that allows you to run, jump and workout with no obstructions or annoying snags. The built-in Lithium-ion battery provides eight hours of non-stop use and the headphones include built-in noise-cancelling technology to…

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08:00
Liveblog: Apple’s new iPads, Yosemite, and more,...

Apple

Gather 'round, friends—it's time for another Apple media event. Tomorrow the company will take the wraps off its next wave of new products, one that's expected to include new iPads and Macs as well as news about the public release of OS X Yosemite.

Last month's unveiling of the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and Apple Watch was held at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts, a larger space that Apple uses mostly for announcements that it considers capital-I-Important. The October event is being held in its small town hall auditorium on its campus at 1 Infinite Loop. The size of the venue doesn't necessarily correspond to the size of the announcements, but we're expecting mild generational bumps rather...

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08:00
YouTube Find: History of Apple's brand in under...

FastCompany's BrandEvolution series takes a look some the most popular brands in world and how they have changed over the years. A recent episode explores Apple, showcasing the company's advertising campaigns starting with the original Apple I and...

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07:51
Sleep Cycle alarm updated w/ iPhone 6/Plus support...



Sleep Cycle has updated its smart alarm app for iPhone to take advantage of the larger displays on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus using an adaptive layout to show more content at once.

The updated version of Sleep Cycle also takes advantage of HealthKit for iOS 8 users as the app can now share sleep tracking information with Apple’s Health app. Sleep Cycle says to begin sleep tracking for at least one night before activating sharing between the smart alarm clock and Apple’s Health app.

Sleep Cycle allows iPhone users to capture sleep...

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07:42
TSMC pegged to deliver A8X processors for 12.9-inch...

Taiwanese supplier TSMC has secured orders to produce a processor for an "upcoming next-generation iPad expected to be released in early 2015," according to Digitimes sources. The chip is said to be "tentatively" codenamed the A8X, and be based on the same 20nm manufacturing process as the A8. TSMC is said to be producing A8 chips for the iPhone 6, and even a variety of related chips, including Dialog power management ICs, Qualcomm baseband chips, Synaptics LCD driver ICs, InvenSense gyroscropes, and Apple's own fingerprint sensors....



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07:22
Morgan Stanley adds AAPL to Best Ideas list for...

Morgan Stanley’s Katy Huberty has added AAPL to its Best Ideas list of investments, saying that increased margins from iPhone 6 sales see the stock “set for significant upside.”

While Credit Suisse had earlier suggested that margins on the iPhone 6 would be lower than that of the iPhone 5s and 5c, Huberty says that numerous sources are suggesting that more people this time are opting for the middle storage tier, thus pushing up both average selling price and margins … 

Both Credit Suisse and Morgan Stanley agree that the iPhone 6 Plus offers significantly higher...

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07:09
Ireland to phase out ‘Double Irish’ tax break

This will impact a lot of companies, Google being a bit of a poster child here. note that the elimination of the “double Irish” provision will not, by itself, change the tax rates negotiated by companies like Apple. That’s a separate issue.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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07:04
Skype iPhone app updated with optimized UI for...

Skype today announced the release of Skype 5.6 for iPhone to finally bring an optimized experience for the new larger iPhone 6 and 6 Plus displays. Skype has taken advantage of the increased screen real estate by displaying more chats and messages when viewing conversations on the new iPhones:

Today we’re releasing Skype 5.6 for iPhone, which brings optimized, scaled UI to the larger iPhone 6 and iPhone 6+ screen sizes. On an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6+, Skype 5.6 displays more of your recent chats and shows more messages in conversation view, helping you to communicate with your friends...

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07:00
Sapphire production problems at GTAT may have...

The more news that comes to light regarding Apple's sapphire manufacturing deal with GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT), the more it starts to look like the partnership barely got off of the ground.

According to a new report published in the Wall...

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06:59
What a week with the Moto 360 taught me about the...

Mike Wehner of TUAW took the Moto 360 for a spin. The upshot, Apple has a huge opportunity to do something that no other company can.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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06:46
News: U2’s Bono apologizes for automatic iTunes...

A recent U2 interview posted on Facebook saw the band members taking questions from fans, and one of the questions concerned the automatic free download of U2's Songs of Innocence album to iTunes playlists: "Can you please never release an album on iTunes that automatically downloads to peoples [sic] playlists ever again? It's really rude." The album was accessible for free to 500 million iTunes customers; early estimates claimed 33 million users…

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06:41
Google warns of 'Poodle' SSL 3.0...

Another Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) vulnerability has been discovered by Google, just six months after HeartBleed was first unveiled. Padding Oracle on Downloaded Legacy Encryption ("Poodle") is an issue affecting SSL 3.0, though researchers claim the issue this time is less severe than HeartBleed, despite potentially affecting nearly all browsers and a large number of servers....



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06:30
SnapDare is Snapchat and "truth or dare"...

SnapDare is a social networking app modeled after the classic sleepover party 'Truth or Dare'. It requires iOS7 or later, is optimized by iPhone5 and compatible with the iPod touch and iPad. The app asks you to create a username and password and...

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06:27
∞ U2 responds to pushback about their massive iTunes...

[VIDEO] U2 put together a video responding to fan questions. One fan brought up the album that was automatically added to everyone’s library, wanted or not:

Can you please never release an album on iTunes that automatically downloads to peoples playlists ever again? It’s really rude.

Bono sighed, then said:

Oops, um, I’m sorry about that…This beautiful idea. Might’ve gotten carried away with ourselves. Artists are prone to that kind of thing. Drop of megalomania. Touch of generosity. Dash of self promotion. And deep fear that these songs, that we’ve poured our lives into the last few years, mightn’t be heard. There’s a lot of noise out there. I guess we, us, we got a little noisy ourselves to get through it.

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06:15
Digitimes still thinks the Retina MacBook Air is...

Digitimes still seems to think the long-rumored 12-inch Retina MacBook Air is going to be announced tomorrow, claiming that shipments have already begun.

Shipments of a new MacBook Air model, reportedly equipped with a 12-inch Retina screen, have begun in small volumes and large-volume shipments will begin in November, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

The claim seems highly unlikely given that just two days ago Re/code cited Apple sources as specifically stating that, while the product was in the pipeline, it would not be shown at tomorrow’s event … ...

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06:13
Changes to Irish tax law a 'minor issue'...

Though Ireland is set to close its tax loopholes in January of next year, the changes won't be applied to Apple and others until 2020, resulting in a "relatively neutral" outcome for AAPL shareholders, investment firm Barclays said this week.

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06:05
GT Advanced COO Sold Stock After Missed Apple...

GT Advanced Technologies COO Daniel Squiller sold off US$1.2 million in company stock in May and put a plan in place to sell an additional $750,000 over the following months leading up to the company's October bankruptcy filing. The timing of the sales came after GTAT failed to meet milestone points in its sapphire glass production for Apple, and could raise some eyebrows because company CEO Tom Gutierrez was selling off his stock, too, including 9,000 shares the day before the iPhone 6 was introduced.

The Mac Observer Spin: Coincidence or not, Mr. Squiller's stock sale could be seen as a problem because he was very much in a position to know that GTAT's deal with Apple was going south.


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06:00
Drafts 4 brings a new hope to a favorite iOS utility

Drafts lives in my dock on both my iPad and iPhone. Any time I start to write anything on my iOS device, I start writing it in Drafts, because I know that I can leave it, switch to another app, or several other apps, and when I come back to Drafts,...

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05:30
Combine Colors: Add the colors and mix the numbers

Combining number bubbles of the same color to add up to higher numbers to keep the screen from being filled with bubbles is the objective in Combine Colors (free with in app purchases). The gameplay is very similar to Threes! or 2048 with the concept...

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05:24
As promised, Angry Birds Transformers hits USA and...

Rovios latest game in the Angry Birds series, Angry Birds Transformers, has rolled out worldwide today after its earlier soft-launch last month in New Zealand, Finland, Canada and Australia.

Angry Birds and Transformers collide in this action-packed, 3D shoot ‘em up adventure! The EggSpark has transformed the eggs into crazed robots who are destroying Piggy Island, but who can stop them?! Autobirds, roll out! 

Gamers have been waiting for quite some as the Transformers mash-up game was first announced ...

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05:00
New iPads? Retina iMac? What to expect at Apple’s...

When it rains, it pours—Apple introduced no truly new products for the first eight months of 2014, but tomorrow we'll be attending its second media event in as many months. In September we got two new iPhones, a new version of iOS, and a preview of the Apple Watch, but all of those products represent just a sliver of Apple's complete hardware lineup. For tomorrow's event, Apple will reportedly be turning its attention to its tablets and computers. Here's all of the most credible information about what we'll be seeing.

New iPads


Look for the iPad Air to get some (mostly internal) tweaks. Andrew Cunningham

iPad sales have ...

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05:00
Spam Still Packs a Punch


The days of in-boxes flooded with spam messages on an assortment of sordid subjects are a faint memory to most email users, but what spam has lost in volume it's gained in power. More than two-thirds of some 200 IT decision makers in companies with five to 1,000 employees said a spam incident in the last year had severely disrupted their business operations -- or halted them entirely -- in a survey GFI Software released last week. Those incidents can disrupt business in a number of ways, said GFI General Manager Sergio Galindo.

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04:41
Apple to join Facebook in paying for female...

NBC is reporting that Apple will offer female employees up to $20,000 to cover the costs of freezing their eggs if they want to defer having children until later in their career, following the example of Facebook which recently introduced the same employee benefit.

Fertility specialists advise that women who want to freeze eggs in order to have children later in life should freeze at least 20 eggs, which will typically take two rounds of treatment at a cost of $10,000 each. The $20k fertility benefit offered by both Apple and Facebook should cover this – though there can be storage costs on top amounting to several hundred dollars per month.

The move is likely to be a controversial one, seen by some as a means of supporting women who want to advance their career to a senior level before taking time off for children, and making a tech career more appealing...

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04:16
Opinion: Four reasons why iPhone 6 is the best...

Making the decision to buy a smartphone needs to take into account more factors than simply the hardware specifications of the device. While this might be a starting point, there is a lot more to the contemporary smartphone experience than the device itself. There needs to be an overall balance between the hardware, software, services and overall system integration - and on each of these counts, Apple and its iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus continues to lead the competition....



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04:00
Getting in tune: 6 apps for tuning your guitar

If you play guitar or another string instrument, one of the thankless tasks you do before you play—and in between songs—is getting your instrument in tune. There are several ways you can do this: You can have another instrument—preferably one that doesn't go out of tune—play a note, and then tune your other strings to that one. You can use a tuning fork for one string, and tune the rest of your strings to that. Or you can buy an electronic tuner that you clip on your guitar.

But if you have an iPhone or iPad, why not use an app? There are lots of apps that can help you tune your guitar, or other instruments; here are five of them. 

Guitar Toolkit

Besides the tuner, Guitar Toolkit comes with a metronome, chords, and scales. 

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03:44
8 reasons why Lightroom should be your go-to photo...

Even though Photoshop is so incredibly popular its name is a verb, it’s not for the faint at heart. Now that Adobe offers both Photoshop and Lightroom (plus other nifty goodies) for $10/month via its Creative Cloud Photography Program, a dirty little secret is creeping out of the image editing bag: it’s easier to edit images in Lightroom than in Photoshop. Brace yourself and consider the following major advantages.

Powerful database with nondestructive editing

Unlike Photoshop, Lightroom doesn’t edit your original images. Instead, it creates a catalog (database) of the images you tell it about through the import process. The images aren’t squirreled away into some mysterious package file either, like in iPhoto. They live wherever you want them to on your hard drive.

To...

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03:38
What we’re watching for at Apple’s Oct. 16 event

Update: This story was updated Wednesday afternoon with information about Apple's new iPads, which were confirmed in iTunes screenshots the company posted.

Apple just released new phones, a new version of iOS, and teased its new watch and payment system, but the company isn’t done yet. Apple has a few more
surprises in store at a media event on Thursday in Cupertino.

Well, at least we hope there will be a few surprises. A steady stream of leaks indicate that we’ll see new iPads—as is expected from Apple at this time of
year—as well as a new Mac, but maybe Apple’s teasing invitation tagline (“it’s been way too long”) was a knowing joke about its slate of new releases.

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03:00
The Week in iOS Accessories: A camera for your...

A camera for your camera phone

This week's roundup includes the new QX line of camera lenses from Sony, which uses your iPhone as a viewfinder to take DSLR-quality photos.

Designed by M

The $50 Trilogy Dock and Stand for iPhone 6 can itself be used in the landscape or portrait mode, making it easier to view movies and TV shows on the new phone’s much-bigger screen. It also has a built-in amplifier, making sure you can hear the fun as well as you see it.

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00:37
Apple Releases CUPS 2.0

kthreadd writes: 15 years after the release of CUPS 1.0, Apple has now released version 2.0 of the printing system for GNU/Linux and other Unix-style operating systems. One of the major new features in 2.0 is that the test program for ippserver now passes the IPP Everywhere self-certification tests. Also, they've made an interesting blog post looking at the past and future of printing. Since the first major release in 1999, printing has become much more personal. Printer drivers are going away, and mobile usage is now the norm."

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Tuesday October 14

23:00
Hands On: BetterSnapTool (OS X)

Users of Windows and OS X environments generally subscribe to being on divisive teams, but if you catch people on their own terms in a quiet, safe place, you may very well hear their want of a feature or two from the "other side". BetterSnapTool offers OS X users a desktop function akin to Window 7's Aero Snap feature: one can manage their window positions and sizes with mouse gestures, "snapping" them into preset segments. One glance at the comment section for this app on the App Store shows that some Mac users had been salivating for this ability, and for $2, they now rejoice in having it....



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22:58
Apple asks court to seal objections in GT Advanced...

This Wednesday, the court handling the bankruptcy proceeding for GT Advanced Technology will hear arguments from Apple that its objections to GT's bankruptcy filing should be sealed so as to protect sensitive information, including product plans, research finds and business dealings. The request could bring the iPhone maker into another dispute with the US Department of Justice, which is acting as the US trustee in the case, and the state of New Hampshire -- both of whom want the filings to be public....

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22:37
Apple to debut 27" Retina iMac at Oct. 16 event...

At its special media event on Thursday, Apple is expected to release a highly-anticipated 27-inch iMac with Retina quality display that will ship before the end of 2014, as well as a next-generation iPad Air that could see limited initial supply, says one well-informed analyst.

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20:55
Apple asks court to let it privately object to...

On Tuesday, Apple's lawyers filed a motion asking the court to let it secretly object [PDF] to the Chapter 11 Bankruptcy proceedings of GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT), a company that had partnered with Apple to manufacture sapphire components like camera lenses and TouchID buttons. Apple told the court that it had numerous confidentiality agreements with GTAT, and that it needed its objection to be sealed to protect those agreements.

“Apple seeks to file under seal the Objection in order to protect the confidential commercial information contained therein and to comply with the terms of its confidentiality agreements with GTAT,” Apple's lawyers wrote.

The company only vaguely hinted at what it would take issue with in GTAT's bankruptcy filing. “The...

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20:48
KGI: 27″ Retina iMac ready to roll, 21″ next year,...

KGI has published a new research note indicating that the 27″ model of the new “Retina” iMac will begin shipping before the end of this year. However, according to the note, a 21-inch version which is currently in development will not be released until the beginning of 2015, probably alongside other products “early 2015″ like the Apple Watch and...

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19:44
U2 frontman Bono apologizes for auto downloads of...

While many users were happy to get a free album from iTunes, the recent promotion of U2's Songs of Innocence LP done through Apple -- where every iTunes user had a copy added to their past purchases list -- rubbed some listeners the wrong way. Bono, the lead singer for the group, has issued an apology for what he characterized as an overzealous move that resulted from a combination of "a drop of megalomania" and "deep fear" that the songs wouldn't be widely heard....



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19:25
Briefly: Belkin Qode keyboards, Stonelight Pictures...

Belkin announced two new keyboard cases today under the banner of its Qode tablet series. The Bluetooth keyboard covers offer "improved keyboard layouts" with the same number of keys as a laptop, with the Ultimate Pro Keyboard offering additional features over the Slim Style Keyboard. The Qode Ultimate Pro features an aluminum construction, a backlit keyboard, adjustable portrait and landscape modes with different view angles, up to a year of continuous battery life, a detachable case that doubles as a smart cover, and auto-sensing automatic on/off technology. Belkin's Slim Style Keyboard is a...



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19:03
"Double Irish" Tax Loophole Used By US...

An anonymous reader writes: The Irish Finance Minister announced on Tuesday that Ireland will no longer allow companies to register in Ireland unless the companies are also tax resident. This will effectively close off the corporate tax evasion scheme known as the "Double Irish" used by the likes of Google, Apple, and Facebook to route their earnings through their Irish holdings in order to garner an effective tax rate of, as in Google FY2013, 0.16%. Ireland's new policy will take effect in 2015 for new companies. "For existing companies, there will be provision for a transition period until the end of 2020."

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18:59
Fitbit Charge, Charge HR appear in leaked marketing...

Fitbit is close to releasing two new models of fitness trackers, with one including a new function, a report suggests. Marketing materials for two wrist-based devices called the Fitbit Charge and the Charge HR has surfaced, and while one seems to be a remodeling of a previous device, the other appears to add the ability for the wearer to monitor their heart rate....



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17:45
Apogee Emsemble

The all new Apogee Ensemble is the first Thunderbolt 2 audio interface to offer superior sound quality, the lowest latency performance and the most comprehensive studio functionality all in one box. Ensemble includes 8 Advanced Stepped Gain™ mic preamps, monitor controller functionality including talkback, front panel Guitar I/O, two headphone outputs and digital connectivity for a total of 30 x 34 I/O. Blending acclaimed innovations, groundbreaking new features and an effortless user interface, Ensemble empowers you to capture inspiration when creative lightning strikes.

What a great looking interface. This thing is a beast.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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17:44
Employee class in anti-poaching suit doubles-back on...

In a strange turn of events, the plaintiffs in a lawsuit accusing many of Silicon Valley's top tech companies of suppressing wages by engaging in a "gentlemen's agreement" not to poach employees from each other have now said that Judge Lucy Koh, who is hearing the case, should formally reject a previously agreed-to settlement offer. Following Judge Koh's initial rejection of the $324.5 million settlement -- signed off on by the plaintiffs and the companies involved -- the plaintiffs have now agreed with the judge that the sum is a bit too low....



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17:37
Microsoft releases Office for Mac 2011 patch with...

Microsoft has released Office for Mac 2011 version 14.4.5, which includes critical bug fixes and security improvements. You can download the free 113 MB patch from Microsoft’s website. The change notes from Microsoft are below:

This update fixes critical issues and also helps to improve security. It includes fixes for vulnerabilities that an attacker can use to overwrite the contents of your computer’s memory with malicious code.

The update is recomended for all users of Office 2011, which is the most recently version of the productivity suite for OS X systems.

Filed under: Apps Tagged: Microsoft Office...

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17:36
∞ Foo Fighters do “War Pigs”

Much respect.

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17:04
Bono Calls Apple’s U2 Album Giveaway ‘Beautiful Idea...

Responding to a fan's question about U2 working with Apple to give away Songs of Innocence to iTunes account holders, frontman Bono said, "I'm sorry about that." The comment came from a Facebook-hosted question and answer session for fans.


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16:56
Apple asks court to seal objections against GT...

Apple on Tuesday entered a motion with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Hampshire requesting to seal objections made in regard to partner sapphire maker GT Advanced Technologies' Chapter 11 protection filing.

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16:35
‘Oops, sorry about that:’ Bono responds to ‘Songs of...

iTunes customers who didn’t watch Apple’s iPhone keynote last month were a bit surprised to discover that they suddenly owned a copy of U2’s new albumSongs of Innocence,” even though they’d never bought it. The band had partnered with Apple to add the album to every single iTunes account for free in what they called the largest album debut ever.

iTunes users were less than thrilled at the arrangement, noting that the album was being automatically downloaded to their devices in many cases and there was no...

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16:27
August Smart Lock Gets Key Exposure in Apple Stores


The August Smart Lock will become available for purchase at Apple retail stores in the United States starting this week, the company announced on Tuesday. Priced at $249.99, the smart device uses Bluetooth and a mobile app to create a virtual key. It has been shipping since late August in limited quantities to those who ordered it online, but it currently is backordered, with delivery expected in 90 days. International distribution is planned for the near future.

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16:06
U2 frontman Bono apologizes for foisting 'Songs...

During a Facebook interview posted to the Web on Tuesday, U2's Bono apologized for Apple's handling of the "Songs of Innocence" LP giveaway, which caused automatic downloads for many users after the company linked the album to all iTunes accounts.

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16:00
WorldRelay Tuner lets you create your own micro-...

WorldRelay Tuner (free) is a fascinating variation on the many radio tuner apps available. This app gives you audio and video streams, lets you save favorites, and watch or listen to what you want. It also includes live streaming cameras from a...

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15:30
Type less, search more, with More or Less

More or Less is an app that is designed for the iPhone and iPad ad optimized for iPhone 5. It requires iOS 5.0 or later. It is a Google powered search optimization tool that allows a user to customize a search by indicating that top search links are...

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15:20
Forums: Who is the target audience for the Apple...

Yesterday in the MacNN forums, one long-time member made some interesting points about the most likely clientele for the premium editions of the Apple Watch that could be priced above $500, stating that a watch is really the only piece of "jewelry" a man can pull off with style, so some of the higher-end models would likely be very appealing to watch aficionados. More suggestions for the best free iOS 8 keyboards have been coming in one thread started late last week....



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15:16
Ireland to close 'Double Irish' tax...

As expected, Ireland's Finance Minister Michael Noonan on Tuesday announced a planned end to tax breaks fostering the so-called "Double Irish" accounting scheme, which has been used by multinational corporations like Apple to save billions of dollars.

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15:15
Apple deals: Retina MacBook Pros starting at $1,019

Right now at Apple's online store, find bargain prices on refurbished Retina MacBook Pro models. The refurbished 13.3-inch MacBook Pro with a 2.4GHz Intel dual-core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM and 128GB of flash storage has been cut by $180, and is now down to $1,019. A discount of $210 drops the cost of the 13.3-inch Retina MBP with a 2.4GHz Intel dual-core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of solid state storage down to $1,189....



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