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12:30
The Week in iOS Accessories: Like an Apple Watch for...

Getting an earful

This week’s roundup includes the Jabra Sport Coach, earbuds that can also measure your athletic performance. Like some other new device we’ve been hearing about.

USBFever

The $12 Clip-on Super Wide Angle Lens works with both late-generation iPhone and iPad models. It easily clips on to offer a wide-angle view for your device’s camera, and you can order additional lenses that fit the clip.

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12:17
Today in the App Store, featuring Shifts – Shift...

Here are some of the best free apps, app updates and new apps that have landed in the App Store recently. Today’s notable apps include a discount on Shifts – Shift Worker Calendar; the new Really. app ; and an update to Perfect Weather. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can.

iOS Apps Now Free

Nearly - Smart Location Reminders [$1.99 → Free] Nearly is a simple way to create smart location reminders.

Vintique [$0.99 → Free] Vintique provides awesome vintage filters and powerful image editing tools.

Halftone 2 - Comic Book Creator [$1.99 → Free] Easily turn your photos into comic...

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12:16
Facebook Messenger apps to allow chatting without a...

Facebook on Thursday announced that new Messenger users will soon be able to sign up without a Facebook account, potentially expanding the reach of the chat service.

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12:01
Article: CE Week 2015: IK Multimedia, Monowear’s...

Continuing our coverage of CE Week in Manhattan, we were able to stop by and talk with a number of other interesting companies developing new accessories for the iPhone, iPad, iPod, and Apple Watch. Monowear has just launched the first third-party Apple Watch bands that we’ve seen in public. The company’s “Outdoor” bands start at $60, with leather bands priced at $80, metal mesh for $90, and metal link bands in the $100-$120…

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11:53
Apple debuts massive Beats 1 advertisement in Times...

Ahead of its launch next week, Apple today has launched a new ad for Beats 1 in Times Square in New York City. Zane Lowe, who will be one of three hosts on Apple’s 24/7 streaming station Beats 1, tweeted the above image of the advertisement.

The promotional image touts that Beats 1 is worldwide and always on, two of the qualities Apple discussed heavily when it unveiled Apple Music at WWDC. What’s weird about the Times Square advertisement, however, is that there is no Apple logo anywhere on the monumental display. There’s only a Beats logo, albeit slightly modified, the “Worldwide. Always on.” tagline, and the June 30th launch date. It’s a risky move by Apple not...

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11:43
Apple’s Lisa Jackson to lead all of Apple’s social...

The Washington Post:

Lisa Jackson, former head of the Environmental Protection Agency and Apple’s top executive on environmental issues, will become the company’s lead on all policy initiatives, including the environment, education and accessibility. Her new title will be the vice president of environment, policy and social initiatives.

In a memo to employees, Apple chief executive Tim Cook said that Jackson’s new role is in line with the company’s dedication to “leaving the world better than we found it.”

Another good sign that Apple’s commitment to environment issues isn’t just lip service. Even better, they wisely see this as part of making the company better and more successful.

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11:34
Kenwood ships its first aftermarket receivers...

Kenwood on Wednesday began shipping two new dash receivers, the DDX9902S and DDX9702S, expanding aftermarket support for Apple CarPlay beyond Alpine and Pioneer units for the first time.

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11:14
iOS 9 FAQ

Rene Ritchie put together an FAQ of Apple’s new iOS.

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10:55
Apple expanding user privacy, will prevent iOS apps...

As part of a continued focus on protecting user privacy, Apple is reportedly planning to change a policy on third-party applications and prevent them from finding out what other apps are installed on an iPhone or iPad.

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10:18
How to backup your iPhone to Apple's iCloud

When iPhone first launched, backing up data was a cumbersome process that required users to transfer their files to a Mac or PC via iTunes. Apple has since moved to the cloud with iCloud, providing an incredibly simple way to back up iPhones, iPads and iPods without a host computer.

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10:13
US, Brit Spooks Bedevil Security Software


The United States' National Security Agency and the UK's Government Communications Headquarters reportedly have been attacking antivirus and other security software since at least 2008. The aim is to infiltrate networks and track users. The agencies apparently have reverse-engineered security and antivirus software, sometimes under dubious legal authority, and monitored the vendors' Web and email traffic to subvert their products. One of their main targets has been Kaspersky Lab.

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09:20
Article: Live From CE Week 2015: Brand New iPad,...

Every year, Manhattan hosts CE Week — the official summertime event of the Consumer Electronics Association - and iLounge sponsors iLounge NYC, a dedicated area for Apple accessory makers. CE Week officially opens to attendees this morning, with exhibitions running through tomorrow afternoon. iLounge NYC is hosting a number of Apple accessory companies this year, and we’re live at CE Week checking out what’s new from them and other companies…

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09:08
Apple Music wins over indie labels with royalty...

Taylor Swift’s open letter to Apple may have sealed the deal on the company’s royalty payment reversal, but the independent artists and labels who had also protested Apple Music’s royalty-free 3-month trial also factored into Cupertino’s decision. Now Apple has convinced two major indie hold-outs to sign on with the streaming service just days before its launch.

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09:07
1Password for iOS updated to 5.4.3, includes bug...

1Password’s proven fairly infallible so far and its updates have been useful.

On that note, AgileBits announced the release of 1Password 5.4.3 for iOS. The new version offers the following fixes and changes:

1Password 5.4.3 retails for US$9.99 and requires iOS 8.0 or later to install and run.

If you’ve tried the new version and have any feedback to offer, let us know in the comments.

Via AgileBits

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09:00
Meet Twist, the AirPlay light-bulb speaker designed...

The connected home sounds like a pie-in-the-sky concept to apartment renters who can’t exactly invest in expensive hardware and rewire a place just to pack up and move after a year or two. But there are little ways to bring home automation into your temporary dwelling without huge costs up-front. Take Twist, a new LED light bulb that turns your lamp into a Jambox-style speaker using just AirPlay.

Twist is one of the simplest home automation products I’ve ever seen demoed. There’s no installation. There’s no hub.

“There’s literally no set-up,” said Shaun Springer, CEO of New York-based Astro, the home automation start-up behind Twist. “You don’t even have to put in a password.”

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08:56
Oh Flash. Sigh.

An evergreen blog post:

Adobe has released an emergency software patch for Flash after it found a serious vulnerability being exploited by hackers.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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08:42
News: Pharrell’s new single will be exclusive to...

Freedom. June 30th @AppleMusic
https://t.co/82MceAkbRe— Pharrell Williams (@Pharrell) June 23, 2015 In a teaser video posted on Twitter, Pharrell Williams reveals that his new single ‘Freedom’ will be exclusive to Apple Music and available on the subscription service’s June 30 launch date. Apple has locked down several celebrity guest DJs ahead of Apple Music’s debut and courted other artists for exclusive content…

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08:31
Adobe pushes Flash Player 18.0.0.194, cites security...

As useful as it may be, Adobe is still putting out fires with Flash Player.

The company issued a security update for its Flash Player on OS X, Windows, and Linux. In the bulletin, it cited that this update addresses a critical security vulnerability that could allow an attacker to gain control and take over an affected system.

While Adobe notes that hackers have most commonly taken advantage of this vulnerability with systems running Internet Explorer for Windows 7 and Firefox on Windows XP, the exploit affected all users. To combat the issue, the company has pushed the 18.0.0.194 build of Flash Player and is urging all users to update...

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08:23
Daily Deals for June 24, 2015, featuring OmniGraffle

It’s time to save some of your hard-earned money with our Daily Deals, featuring highlighted deals for AWT readers, hardware discounts and our own handpicked iOS and OS X sales. All prices are USD and subject to change. Please check prices before you purchase as some deals may expire quickly.

AWT Featured App

  • OmniGraffle [Standard version starts at $49 for iOS, $99 for Mac] OmniGraffle is for creating precise, beautiful graphics. Like website wireframes, an electrical system design, a family tree, or mapping out software classes. For artists, designers, casual data-mappers, and everyone in-between.

Hardware and Accessory Deals

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08:17
Apple’s “World Gallery” campaign wins outdoor Lions...

Fast Company:

Apple’s “World Gallery” campaign, by agency TBWA\Media Arts Lab, that showcased iPhone photos taken by amateur and professional photographers around the world, has snapped the top prize in the Outdoor Lions at Cannes this year.

According to the jury president Juan Carlos Ortiz, creative chairman at DDB Americas, the judges didn’t so much choose “World Gallery,” it chose them. Praising the Grand Prix winner, Ortiz said: “It’s not just a great idea, it’s a game changer. It’s really opening a new way of doing things and changing behavior.”

Congratulations not just to Apple for the win but to all the photographers who had their work showcased. It really brought to the fore how a creative person with an iPhone can create amazing images.

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08:13
Apple begins labeling Apple Maps camera vans in US,...

The good news is that Apple is now labeling the camera-laden SUVs that may or may not be taking a picture of your house.

Weeks after confirming the existence of the vans, the minivans now sport a simple “Apple Maps” decal along the rear quarter panels, with the address of Apple’s Maps microsite below. Both decals appear to be set in Myriad, Apple’s marketing typeface of choice for years.

Apple has stated that data collected “will be used to improve Apple Maps,” and provides an up-to-date list of locales where data will be collected in the immediate future.

When the vans first appeared in February of this year, many believed they were acting as testbeds for a secretive...

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07:51
Apple Music signs Beggars Group, Merlin

Billboard:

Apple Music, the hardware giant’s soon-to-launch streaming service, has landed an eleventh-hour coup, striking deals with the independents’ digital rights organization Merlin and with Martin Mills’ indie powerhouse Beggars Group, sources tell Billboard. Label group PIAS has also announced it has signed on.

In a letter sent to Merlin members, CEO Charles Caldas writes, “I am pleased to say that Apple has made a decision to pay for all usage of Apple Music under the free trials on a per-play basis, as well as to modify a number of other terms that members had been communicating directly with Apple about. With these changes, we are happy to support the deal.”

I think independent music will be a big deal for Apple Music and, like many, am getting more and more excited to see what Apple Music will offer in terms of real world use.

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07:22
Apple Music picks up major indie labels following...

Taylor Swift isn't the only artist happy with Apple's decision to pay artists for songs played during Apple Music's three-month free trial: Billboard reports that major indie outfits Beggars Group and the Merlin Network have also made deals with Apple. Indie labels and artists had been fairly vocal about not wanting to sign up for the service, but it took a letter from Taylor Swift to actually change Apple's mind.

Swift's letter, which was published this past Sunday, stated that she would not be releasing her latest album 1989 to Apple Music because of the service's royalty-free...

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07:12
News: U.K. Apple Pay won’t require a PIN, but likely...

Apple has spelled out the requirements for using Apple Pay in the United Kingdom in an FAQ. Apple’s requirement that users enter their Touch ID or passcode for every purchase means using Apple Pay won’t require entering a separate PIN at the terminal, but at launch in July transactions will likely be limited to £20 or less at many retailers. While Apple Pay allows transactions of any amount, payments to retailers with most existing contactless…

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06:45
News: Report: Apple Music cut deals with prominent...

With less than a week to go before launch of its new music service, Apple has now struck deals with indie label Beggars Group and digital rights organization Merlin, Billboard reports. Merlin CEO Charles Caldas sent a letter to members recommending the new arrangement now that Apple has agreed to pay royalties during the service’s three-month free trial, although financial terms were not disclosed. Apple’s pay rate for artists during the…

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06:30
Apple adds seven new Flyover locations to iOS and OS...

Apple this week expanded its Flyover support to include seven cities worldwide as the company strives to improve its mapping service. These new Flyover locations will be available to both iOS and OS X users and include the following cities:

  • Almería, Spain
  • Braga, Portugal
  • Jerez de la Frontera, Spain
  • Karlsruhe, Germany
  • Kiel, Germany
  • Kingston upon Hull, England
  • San Juan, Puerto Rico

Introduced in iOS 8, Flyover is a mapping feature that provides a 3D view of notable landmarks, buildings and points of interests in supported cities. It is only available in cities where high-resolution imagery and 3D modeling combine to provide a zoomed overhead view of a location of interest. 

Our take on the news:

Maps and Navigation are a highly competitive field, and it's nice to see Apple continuing to improve in...

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06:20
News: Apple already publishing iOS 9 Tips in latest...

Apple has already begun pushing out tips specific to iOS 9 in the second iOS 9 beta released yesterday. The built-in Tips app, which first appeared last year in the fourth iOS 8 beta, provides push-based tips to help illustrate useful features specific to Apple’s latest mobile operating system. So far, two iOS 9 specific tips have appeared in the latest beta, the first explaining how users can now search for a player or team to get the latest…

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06:10
Apple's Lisa Jackson Now Vice President of...

Apple yesterday updated its executive leadership webpage to reflect Lisa Jackson's new role as Vice President of Environment, Policy, and Social Initiatives, following a leaked memo published by the Washington Post that detailed these changes. 

Jackson previously left her administrator position at the US Environmental Protection Agency and joined Apple in 2013 as the Vice President of Environmental Initiatives. Her expanded role for policy and social initiatives will allow Jackson to guide Apple's environmental efforts, educational policy programs, product accessibility work and global governmental affairs, says Apple.  

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06:09
News: Daily Deal: MFi-Certified 10-Ft iOS Lightning...

Today in iLounge Deals you can pick up a MFi-Certified 10-Ft iOS Lightning Cable for your iPhone, iPad, or iPod for only $18.99 – that’s over 50% off the normal price. This handy cable gives you the length you need to comfortably couch-surf from your iOS device without having to worry about running out of power or staying in close proximity to your wall outlets.

Get your MFi-Certified 10-Ft iOS Lightning Cable now for only $18.99...

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05:56
Google eavesdropping tool installed on computers...

Some folks are calling this evil. I don’t think there’s any evil intent here, at least not on Google’s part. But the use of this approach to do evil is obvious.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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05:48
iOS 9 includes emergency space saving feature

A bit of a hack, made necessary by an OS update size that outgrew the smallest iOS device RAM size. But a terrific idea, nonetheless.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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05:40
Seven iOS web browsers compared

Kirk McElhearn takes a quick tour through seven (six, really) iOS browsers. Good to know the strengths and specialties of each.

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05:32
Serenitea is a great tea timer for iPhone and Apple...

Serenitiea ($0.99) is a simple, useful timer for iPhone and Apple Watch.

I don't like coffee; I like tea. There, I said it. Feels kind of good to get that off my chest, actually. Down with coffee!

While the process of brewing tea is less persnickety than producing a proper cup of coffee, there are a few things to keep in mind. Each type of tea wants a specific water temperature, steeping time and water-to-leaf ratio. This is where a simple app like Serenitea helps.

Looks

Talk about a clean, straight-forward look. Serenitea's main screen lists eight types of tea in a scrollable, legible list. The timing screen is just as pretty and clean, with a big 'ol, can't-miss-it timer and preparation suggestions.

Use

At the bottom of the screen you'll find the suggested leaf-to-water ratio and optimal water temperature. Tap either to change the unit of...

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05:25
Apple Maps adds 7 new city flyovers

Here’s the official flyover list, along with a quick “how to” on using flyover.

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05:00
Apple’s New iPhone Dock Versus the Competition

Users of current-model iPhones finally have an Apple dock that also works with older iPhones, even those protected by cases. How does the iPhone Lightning Dock stack up to third-party cradles?

 

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03:45
Make your own app with these DIY services

Small business owners: Have you ever considered going mobile? That is, making an app for your business, whether it’s a restaurant, store, or events company?

It’s not a bad idea, right? After all, you know your customers are on their phones 24/7, so you might as well capitalize on that.

Good news: Going mobile isn’t nearly as difficult or as expensive as you might think. In fact, you don’t even need to hire an outside developer to create an app for your business. There are plenty of do-it-yourself app building services on the market, which offer intuitive app creation tools and app hosting for a low monthly fee.

I tried out several DIY services and found that Appy Pie, Como, and GoodBarber are all especially user-friendly for people who have never built so much as a website (let alone an app). Here’s how they work.

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01:00
The next Ubuntu phone is here, but you'll need...

Another Ubuntu phone, another unusual launch. After the BQ Aquaris E4.5, which debuted with a series of online flash sales, Canonical is following up with an invite-only handset built by Meizu. Yep, the same Meizu that once hoped to release an Ubuntu...

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Tuesday June 23

23:32
Apple Music reaches streaming deal with indie labels...

A report late Tuesday claims Apple has inked last-minute streaming deals with independent record labels under the umbrellas of Merlin and Beggars Group, suggesting tracks from the likes of FKA Twigs, Radiohead, M.I.A. and more will be part of Apple Music's debut lineup.

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19:04
Apple adds 7 new 3D Flyover locations to Maps


Kingston upon Hull

Apple today has added seven new cities to its Flyover feature in Maps. Flyover, for those unfamiliar offers high resolution 3D imagery of locations via the Apple Maps app. Apple added 20 new Flyover locations back in April, including the Arches National Park in Utah. In February, the company added nine new cities, including Venice.

Today’s new additions can be seen below and bring the total number of Flyover locations to 148.

  • Almería, Spain
  • San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Braga, Portugal
  • Jerez de la Frontera, Spain
  • Karlsruhe, Germany
  • Kiel, Germany
  • Kingston upon Hull, England

Apple offers a...

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18:55
Building Eric Clapton’s 1964 ES-335 Guitar

This is a YouTube playlist showing how this guitar was built. Just wow.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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18:42
VP Lisa Jackson promoted to oversee all of Apple’s...

Apple today has updated the biography of Lisa Jackson on its executive leadership webpage, noting that she is now Vice President of Environment, Policy, and Social Initiatives. Previously, Jackson was the VP of Environmental Initiatives only. The promotion will allow Jackson to take over leadership of all governmental affairs and public policy teams, according to Apple.

Tim Cook announced the change in a memo to employees, obtained by The Washington Post. In the memo, Cook explains that in her new position, Jackson will be even more able to work towards Apple’s central goal of leaving the world...

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18:24
Canadian aircraft carrier
18:00
Daily Deals for June 23, 2015

It’s time to save some of your hard-earned money with our Daily Deals, featuring highlighted deals for AWT readers, hardware discounts and our own handpicked iOS and OS X sales. All prices are USD and subject to change. Please check prices before you purchase as some deals may expire quickly.

AWT Featured App

  • OmniGraffle [Standard version starts at $49 for iOS, $99 for Mac] OmniGraffle is for creating precise, beautiful graphics. Like website wireframes, an electrical system design, a family tree, or mapping out software classes. For artists, designers, casual data-mappers, and everyone in-between.

Hardware and Accessory Deals

  • ...

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16:11
Apple takes top Outdoor Lions prize at Cannes...

Apple first launched its Shot on iPhone 6 ad campaign earlier this year to showcase photographs taken by users with their iPhone. The shots were shown in Apple’s World Gallery and were taken from various areas around the world. Now, Apple’s World Gallery campaign has taken the top prize in the Outdoor Lions category at the Cannes Grand Prix festival. The World Gallery images were shown off on billboards around the world. 

Apple won a Grand Prix in Press back in 2013 for its ad campaign that placed ads on the backs of magazines, advertising the size of the...

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16:00
Today in the App Store, featuring Toca Life: Town...

Here are some of the best free apps, app updates and new apps that have landed in the App Store recently. Today’s notable apps include a discount on Toca Life: Town; the new Count Days Pro; and an update to 5by. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can.

iOS Apps Now Free

Book Crawler [$1.99 → Free] Forgot which books you have read? Tired of buying books you already own? Not sure what to checkout at the library? Want to tell others about what you are reading and share thoughts? Welcome to Book Crawler- the HIGHEST RATED book database in the App Store based on hundreds of professional and user reviews!

Toca Life: Town [$2.99 → Free] You rule this Town, a play world where anything and everyone is welcome! With...

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15:44
Amazon Holds Coming-Out Party for Echo's Alexa


About seven months of invitation-only exclusivity for Prime customers came to a close on Tuesday as Amazon opened up sales of Echo, its digital assistant hardware, to anyone willing to spend $180 for it. Amazon will start fulfilling new Echo orders on July 14, but shoppers can prepurchase the cylindrical tower now. The device is animated by Alexa, digital assistant software that can call on Amazon Web Services to share whatever information users request. Alexa can play music, read news reports, create to-do lists and more.

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14:29
Facebook can recognize you without looking at your...

Think you can stop Facebook from automatically tagging photos of you by covering your face? Think again.

The New Scientist reports that Facebook is developing a new facial recognition algorithm so powerful that it can identify individuals even when their faces are hidden or blocked off. Instead the experimental algorithm gathers information based on other unique characteristics like hair style, body shape, and body language. It can even identify individuals based on what types of clothing they typically wear.

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14:09
Marketcircle: Helping small businesses grow and 10%...

Marketcircle, helping small businesses grow with amazing Mac, iPad, iPhone apps, and now Apple Watch. Marketcircle is a Mac-based software company in Toronto that develops award-winning apps to help you save time, stay organized, and work happier. Serving the Apple/Mac community for over 10 years, Marketcircle’s Daylite and Billings Pro can take your business to new heights.

Daylite is a business productivity app that brings together the benefits of a CRM, project management app, calendar app, and to-do app all in one. Daylite helps you share information, build effective processes, and increase efficiency. With Daylite to keep you and your team organized, you can accomplish more than you thought possible.

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14:05
Opinion: Apple’s App Store needs to join the...

Apple’s App Store should join Amazon, eBay, Walmart and others in boycotting the Confederate Flag

Apple’s Tim Cook added his voice to the chorus of CEOs speaking against displaying the Confederate Flag on Sunday, indirectly referencing it as a symbol for racism. In a tweet, Cook called to honor the lives of the victims in last week’s tragic South Carolina shooting by “eradicating racism & removing the symbols & words that feed it.” An Alabama native like myself, Cook has been a strong proponent for equality during his tenure as CEO, often speaking out against the South’s tarnished history and the...

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14:00
Apple extends its exclusive rights to Liquidmetal...

After Apple’s original contract securing the rights to use Liquidmetal’s unique metal alloy in consumer electronic products was extended through February 2015, today proof comes that Apple has once again secured rights for another year, hinting at its continued interest in the material.

On June 17, 2015, Liquidmetal Technologies, Inc. (the “Company”) and Apple Inc. (“Apple”) entered into a third amendment (the...

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13:00
Venezuela: The land where an iPhone 6 costs $47,678...

Venezuela was once a country with a robust oil economy and a population that, while predominantly poor, was beginning to crawl out of the abyss of poverty. Then came the economic policies of Hugo Chávez and his successor Nicolás Maduro, who spent the fortunes of the country on ill-advised social programs that didn't help the abjectly poor and ruined the rest of the economy. Now it's a country where you can -- if you can find one -- buy an iPhone 6 for $47,678. 

Bloomberg Business had a piece about how the combination of high levels of criminal violence, chronic scarcity of basic goods, and high inflation have conspired to make a common staple for many around the world -- a smartphone -- just a dream in Venezuela. If you are lucky enough to have enough money to get an iPhone 6 (you'll probably need to be a government official or...

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12:53
News: Google Play Music adds free, ad-supported...

Google has announced the launch of a free, ad-supported streaming radio tier to Google Play Music, allowing users to listen to any of the service’s curated streaming radio stations without needing to pay for a subscription. Google Play Music has offered a free tier for some time that allows users to upload up to 50,000 of their own tracks and stream them from Google’s cloud, however listening to anything the user hadn’t specifically…

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12:36
Review: blueLounge’s Posto is the handsome headphone...

When the iPod was surging, full-sized headphones were flailing. For decades, big “cans” were the only proper way to quietly listen to the massive audio players stored in home A/V cabinets. But by 2006, portable audio devices were king, and their pocketable little white earbuds were everywhere. Then Beats by Dre came along and convinced people that big headphones were worth buying again, even for portable media players. Beats’ signature Studio headphones aren’t as easy to carry around as little earbuds, but as their growing popularity demonstrates, people haven’t seemed to mind.

blueLounge’s new Posto ($20) is the latest in a series of “big headphone” stands made by Apple...

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12:36
iOS 9 can automatically delete, reinstall apps to...

The second beta of Apple's next-generation mobile operating system revealed a new feature that went undiscovered until now -- the ability to automatically delete apps to clear space for the update, then reinstall them once the upgrade is complete.

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12:30
The Week in Mac Apps: From Mars, with love

From Mars, with love

This week’s roundup of new Mac apps brings you a way to brighten up your living space, a program that makes your desktop bloom, and another one that makes sure you will never, ever lose another piece of data again—well, probably.

Kitchen Design 5D 1.0.3

Ah, summer—the perfect time for home owners to start looking around for a renovation project that will keep us busy.

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11:53
iOS 9 can delete and automatically re-download apps...

iOS 9 is implementing some changes to make things easier on owners of 8GB and 16GB iPhones and iPads. We've already taken a look at App Thinning, a collection of technologies that will reduce the amount of space downloaded apps take up. And Apple also says it has reduced the amount of free space needed to install OTA software updates—the main iOS 9 update needs about 1.3GB, compared to 4.6GB for iOS 8.0.

Today, the company sent out its first update for the iOS 9 developer beta, and iOS developer Kaleb Butt noticed yet another feature—if you don't have the required free space, the operating system will offer to delete apps to make room for the update. It will then automatically re-download them when the update is complete.

Deleting an app from your...

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11:38
Apple releases new developer betas of iOS 9, watchOS...

Developers got their talented hands on the betas of OS X El Capitan, iOS 9, and watchOS 2 a couple weeks back at WWDC. On Tuesday, Apple released second version of all three of those developer betas.

To get developer betas, you need to be part of Apple’s Developer Program, which is now just one program—formerly, devs had to register separately for OS X and iOS.

Developers who already have the first beta of iOS 9 installed can upgrade over the air, or download it from Apple’s Developer Resources. The OS X El Capitan beta is available in the Mac App Store, on machines already running the first beta, or from the Mac Developer Center.

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11:30
A happy day for developers: Apple releases a slew of...

Developers who are working on future versions of their apps for iOS, Mac OS X and watchOS got a nice gift from Apple today, with the latest betas of each of the major operating systems being made available for download.

First up was the second beta version of watchOS 2. However, the beta was pulled for unknown reasons a few hours later...

Next came the second beta (version 13A4280e) of iOS 9. It's available as an OTA (over-the-air) update to anyone who has the first beta installed on their iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. The release notes say that the update fixes problems with the first beta, providing better AirPlay connectivity. Restoring from an iOS 9 backup is now speedier, Mail doesn't crash when you try to print a message, and third-party keyboards work in search results. The update also fixes an issue in which it was impossible to change a password in the Family section of iCloud Settings.

This doesn't mean iOS 9 is ready for business, though -- there are...

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11:25
Instagram iPhone app adds revamped Explore tab w/...

Instagram is rolling out an update today for its iPhone app bringing two major new features, including a redesigned Explore tab and improved search functionality. The company said the updates will “help connect our community to the world as it happens,” or in other words, a more real-time experience thanks to new trending Tags and Places within the Explore tab. 

With more than 70 million photos and videos posted to Instagram every day, wherever something is happening, chances are you can see it here. Whether it’s behind the scenes at the NBA Finals, on the runway with the latest fashion trend at a favorite club with a local band, people are capturing moments large and small on Instagram. But, until now, there’s...

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11:22
iOS 9 allows users to temporarily delete apps to...

A new iOS 9 feature added in beta 1 was only discovered when users attempted to update to beta 2 earlier today. This new feature will allow the operating system to intelligently delete applications if you don’t have enough free space to perform a software update. Once the update is complete, the apps will automatically be reinstalled and your data will remain intact.

Well this is new. http://t.co/BQKMDn5D6c


Kaleb Butt (@Kaleb_Butt) June 23, 2015

The feature is designed to accompany another iOS 9 tweak that was announced during the...

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11:12
Instagram makes it easier to discover trending events

On average, 70 million photos and videos get posted on Instagram every day. In this sea of filtered selfies, Instagram is now trying a new way to surface the most captivating photos with an upgraded discovery feature.

The Facebook-owned photo-sharing app announced on Tuesday that it has “reimagined” its Explore page to showcase events, places, and hashtags that are trending in real time, either nearby or across the globe. 

“This is our North Star—what we’ve been shooting for all along,” Instagram cofounder and CEO Kevin Systrom told Wired. “It’s a real-time visual pulse for what is happening in the world.”

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10:58
Google Calendar for iPhone adds Drive integration,...



Google Calendar is out with an improved version for the iPhone today with version 1.1. The list of changes is short but the improvements should be welcome.

The update includes integration with Google Drive so users can connect files with events on your calendar. Interactive notifications now include the ability to open directions from alerts or respond to guests via email. Finally, users can now see week numbers next to the calendar and more entries using the week view.

Google Calendar for iPhone is available for...

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10:57
Sony Meets Microsoft in Game Console Muscle Match


Beefed up and slimmed down, the new 1TB PlayStation 4 Ultimate Player Edition is scheduled to arrive in Japan before this month concludes and then launch in the UK in the middle of July, Sony announced on Sunday. The revised console, bearing twice the storage capacity of its predecessor, will arrive in the U.S. somewhere inside of the two weeks that follow its July 15 launch in the UK. Along with doubling the storage capacity of the original PlayStation 4, the Ultimate Player Edition is 10 percent lighter and uses about 8 percent less power.

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10:27
News: Apple releases second iOS 9, watchOS 2 betas...

Apple has released second betas of iOS 9 and watchOS 2 to developers, continuing the beta cycle for its next-generation mobile operating systems announced at WWDC for the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and the Apple Watch. Featuring a build number of 13A4280e, the second iOS 9 beta features a number of under-the-hood improvements from the first beta, focusing on improving the stability and reliability of the new features in the operating system. The latest…

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10:15
Billboard interviews Eddie Van Halen

This is just fascinating. I love EVH and what he’s done for guitar players over the years. This is definitely a must read.

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10:03
Apple releases OS X 10.11 El Capitan beta 2 to...

In addition to new seeds for its mobile platforms, Apple has released the second Developer Preview of the upcoming OS X El Capitan for Macs. The update is available via Software Update in the Mac App Store. Similarly to iOS 9, El Capitan brings many under-the-hood enhancements in addition to new features like a split-screen mode for core applications, a new Notes app, and an enhanced Mission Control view. New changes and fixes in the second preview have already been discovered and are included in updates below. El Capitan will ship to all users in the fall following a public beta release in July.

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09:15
Apple becomes “Promoter Member” of Bluetooth SIG

Bluetooth Special Interest Group:

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) announced today that Apple, Inc. has become a Promoter member of the Bluetooth SIG. Promoter members are the sole voting class on Bluetooth SIG corporate matters and hold a continual seat on the SIG Board of Directors.

Current Promoter members Ericsson, Intel, Lenovo, Microsoft, Nokia, and Toshiba unanimously welcomed Apple to the highest membership level of the organization.

As the press release states, Apple has been a member of the group for years. This new status obviously means they will have more of a say over the future of Bluetooth.

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08:54
Emulsion for Mac is a simpler alternative to Adobe...

Petapixel:

While Adobe provides an excellent range of products, some photographers are looking to expand their horizon with more affordable alternatives.

Emulsion is described as a 3rd party photo cataloging software designed to replace Apple’s in-house Aperture photo editing and management program.

For $50 you can pick up Emulsion, which allows non-destructive editing, metadata manipulation, photo organization, and more. A free thirty-day trial is also available for those who would like to give the software a thorough run before purchasing. Current requirements for Emulsion include Mac OS X Yosemite and 4 GB of RAM.

As the review points out, if you’re already a Lightroom user, this app isn’t any better. But, if you don’t need all the features of Lightroom, Emulsion looks like a good alternative.

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08:52
GMC, Buick announce wider array of CarPlay-...

Apple’s CarPlay feature is finding its way into more makes and models in the coming year.

General Motors has announced that select 2016 model year Buick and GMC vehicles will support CarPlay and Android Auto through the IntelliLink system, including the 2016 Buick LaCrosse and Regal and 2016 GMC Canyon, Yukon and Sierra. Buick and GMC will support CarPlay at the beginning of the model year and add Android Auto compatibility to select vehicles later in the model year.

Where the 2015 GMC models are concerned, a built-in IntelliLink screen will sync to CarPlay or Android Auto-compatible devices via USB and allow for quick access to Maps, Phone, Messages,...

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08:44
Gear: Bluelounge Posto

Bluelounge’s Posto ($20) is a new three-piece headphone stand. Made of a plastic base, an aluminum center piece, and a flexible rubber top to hold your headphones of choice, Posto isn’t meant to be taken apart after initial assembly. The headphone stand comes in white or black.

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08:24
The safety truck could revolutionize road safety

Samsung:

Have you ever found yourself driving behind a semi-trailer truck? If you’re on a single-lane highway or road, it can be a nightmare. Even though the truck is driving relatively slowly, you cannot overtake it due to its size, and because you cannot see what is happening in front of the truck.

However, Samsung has developed a solution that may make this problem a thing of the past.

This is a very clever idea but likely far too expensive for most trucking companies. There’s also likely a lot of regulations that would have to be changed as well as assurances companies won’t simply use the technology to show even more advertisements to motorists stuck behind semis.

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08:20
Developer adapts Apple Watch to run Mac OS 7.5.5

I’m not sure how he did it, but developer Nick Lee managed to get Mac OS 7.5.5 running on his Apple Watch.

The developer started by updating his Apple Watch to the developer version of watchOS 2, and then ported the Mini vMac emulator so it would run on the device.

The icons are really too small to use, the screen is hard to see, but it works. And that’s all that matters.

All in all, it’s pretty damn cool.

As always, let us know what you think over in the comments.

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08:19
Flashlight Brightens Up Spotlight in Yosemite

Flashlight enhances Yosemite’s built-in Spotlight search feature to make it nearly as powerful as third-party utilities.

 

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06:30
Creative film showcases the life and death of an...

Filmmaker Paul Trillo  chronicles the life of the iPhone in a clever 7-minute video that was shot and edited on an iPhone. The video is filmed from the iPhone's point of view, starting with its birth on the factory floor in China. The adventure ends the poor device is dropped, shattering its screen. Fortunately, that's not the end of the iPhone -- it is reincarnated on the black market following a trip to the repair shop. 

[Via Gizmodo]

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06:25
News: Royalty rates for artists during Apple Music...

Apple has agreed to pay royalties during Apple Music’s three-month free trial, but The Wall Street Journal reports the royalty rate is still up for debate. The company has touted Apple Music’s 71.5 percent royalty rate as the highest in streaming music, but that rate is going to be applied to total monthly income from subscription fees. Until those payments start rolling in, there will be no subscriber income on which to base the rates.…

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06:00
News: Buick, GMC bringing CarPlay to select 2016...

Buick and GMC are the latest GM car brands to announce CarPlay availability for upcoming vehicles, GM has announced. Buick will be bringing CarPlay compatibility to the 2016 LaCrosse and Regal, while GMC’s 2016 Canyon, Sierra, and Yukon will also gain Apple’s CarPlay. Within the last month, GM has also announced CarPlay compatibility for upcoming Cadillac and Chevrolet models. Compared to Apple’s other CarPlay partners, GM appears…

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05:54
Developer ports Mac OS 7.5.5 to the Apple Watch

Using the  Mini vMac emulator, developer Nick Lee was able to run Mac OS 7.5.5 on his Apple Watch with watchOS 2.  First spotted by MacRumors, an accompanying video showcases the surprisingly snappy performance of the legacy desktop OS on the watch wearable.  

System 7 debuted in 1991, with version 7.5.5 arriving in 1996. The operating system was originally designed for Quadra and PowerBook hardware, but was transitioned to the Intel-based PowerPC during its development. 

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04:35
Apple Music free trial saga may not be over as Apple...

Just as we thought Apple’s u-turn would put an end to the controversy over its original intention to pay artists nothing during the free trial of Apple Music, a statement to the WSJ suggests that there is still time for the saga to turn into a PR nightmare.

While everyone assumed Apple would now be paying artists and publishers the...

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03:25
Apple seeks over $15M in fees from patent holdings...

A federal court motion filed last Friday reveals Apple is looking to garnish more than $15 million in attorneys' fees and costs from non-practicing patent holdings firm Unwired Planet, which engaged in a series "kitchen-sink" lawsuits targeting iOS device connectivity features.

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01:07
Apple mapping patent provides seamless outdoor/...

Apple on Tuesday was awarded a patent for harnessing onboard iOS device sensors to automatically switch from one location subsystem, such as GPS and indoor wireless gateway proximation, to another seamlessly and without user interaction.

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22:13
iMessage suffering from a widespread outage, many...

Update: Reports of the outage are slowing down, although it’s unclear if issues are entirely resolved. Apple has yet to update it’s status page.

It appears that Apple’s iMessage is suffering from widespread issues this evening. While Apple has yet to acknowledge the issue on its system status page, users on Twitter have been reporting issues for the past hour, so much so that iMessage is trending on the social network right now.

Users report that their iMessages are not being delivered, delivering as both an iMessage and an SMS, and being delivered more than once, even after the initial message was received and responded to. Other users report that iMessages are taking an abnormally long amount of time to send, while many images sent via...

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18:51
Video shows Apple Watch running Mac OS 7.5.5 via...

A developer was able to start up the nearly 20-year-old Mac OS 7.5.5 (n?e System 7) onto his Apple Watch running the latest WatchOS 2 update, exemplifying the extent to which computing has evolved over the past two decades.

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18:17
Developer hacks 20-year old Macintosh OS 7.5.5 to...

Developer Nick Lee this evening has shared a video showing how he managed to hack an Apple Watch to run Macintosh OS, System 7.5.5. For those counting, that was released 19 years ago on September 27, 1996. The Apple Watch was released April 24, 2015. That’s a pretty impressive feat by Lee (via MacRumors).

Lee was able to accomplish this with an Apple Watch running watchOS 2 and the Mini vMac Macintosh Emulator. The mini vMac Macintosh Emulator is designed to allow more modern devices run software that was designed for early Macintosh computers. Macintosh OS, System 7.5.5 was designed to run on a PowerPC Mac at the time of release.

You can view the video of System 7.5.5 running on Apple Watch above. Below is a comparison of the...

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18:12
Container Coalition Seeks Common Standard Creation


Docker and CoreOS on Monday announced the formation of a coalition of 21 industry leaders to create the Open Container Project, a nonprofit organization seeking minimal common standards for software containers for cloud storage. The two companies made the announcement on the opening day of Dockercon, a two-day conference covering all aspects of the Docker ecosystem. Docker will donate its de facto image format standard technologies in the hope that they will serve as cornerstones of the OCP.

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17:52
Hands-on with an affordable alternative to Apple’s...

When Apple first announced Apple Watch, one of the things I was most excited about was the ability to use third-party bands. I was surprised when Apple announced the capability and even though I was pretty sure I was going to buy an Apple Watch, third-party band support solidified my choice. Apple Watch has now been on the market for two months and so far, companies have been slow to release their aftermarket bands. With iPhone, companies usually have cases available the day the device launches, but Apple Watch has presented a whole new set of challenges for accessory makers.

When I purchased Apple Watch, I went with the stainless model with the classic buckle. Since my initial purchase, I have also bought a black Sport band, a Milanese Loop and now, an aftermarket stainless steel Link Bracelet. I love the idea of the band for my Watch matching the Watch itself, but Apple’s Link...

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16:14
NASA's version of 'Shark Tank'...

NASA wants to change the way planes fly. As part of a new Convergent Aeronautics Solutions project, the agency's innovators recently formed teams to pitch their wildest ideas to a jury. Out of the 17 teams that presented their aviation-transforming s...

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15:46
Documents show NSA, GCHQ launched attacks against...

The U.S. National Security Agency and its British equivalent, the Government Communications Headquarters, have both been launching attacks against security software in order to track individuals and break into networks, a report said on Monday.

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15:39
This device helps the blind navigate by tingling...

Remember the BrainPort, that device that helps the blind get around by sending electrical signals to their tongues? It's finally getting the green light. The Food and Drug Administration has cleared the BrainPort V100 for sale in the US, giving sight...

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15:37
Today in the App Store, featuring Panna Cookbook and...

Here are some of the best free apps, app updates and new apps that have landed in the App Store recently. Today’s notable apps include a discount on SkySafari 4; the new Panna Cookbook; and an update to Artsy. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can.

iOS Apps Now Free

SkySafari 4 [$2.99 → Free] If you're new to SkySafari, this is basic version. It includes everything you need to get started learning the night sky: 120,000 stars; over 200 star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies; all major planets and moons, and dozens of asteroids, comets, and satellites - including the ISS.

Clone Magic [$1.99 → Free] Do you want to make a photo where many of you appear? It's now very fast and easy with Clone Magic.

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15:23
iBeacon tech at Cannes Lions 2015 connects attendees...

This year's official Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity app, released on Monday in conjunction with the event, sports integration with Apple's iBeacon technology to offer attendees a personalized experience featuring relevant content surfacing and meet-ups with like-minded event-goers.

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15:02
Australia passes controversial law to block '...

Australia's senate has passed a controversial bill allowing sites hosted overseas that distribute pirated material to be blocked at the ISP level. But which sites to block is not up to the service providers to choose, instead movie and music studios ...

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15:00
News: Wondershare Dr. Fone Giveaway

iLounge and Wondershare are giving away ten (10) Wondershare Dr. Fone iPhone Data Recovery for Windows ($80 value) or Mac ($60 value). The winners will be able to choose either the Windows or Mac version. The World's 1st iPhone and iPad Data Recovery for Mac Recover lost or deleted contacts, messages, photos, notes, etc. from iPhone, iPad and iPod touch for Mac users. Fully compatible with iTunes 12.1, iOS 8.3, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus ...

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14:37
New helicopter flyover gives up-close look at Apple...

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14:36
Windows 10 testers can keep it for free, with a...

Microsoft made headlines last week when it seemingly announced that it would give away a free copy of the new OS to anyone who signed up to test it. Today however, the company has "clarified" that statement to explain that the offer isn't quite as cu...

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14:30
It’s Time to Read “Apple Watch: A Take Control Crash...

Go deeper than Web articles with our latest Take Control book, Jeff Carlson’s “Apple Watch: A Take Control Crash Course,” which may be the first documentation of the Apple Watch that’s comprehensive, independent, and based on real-world experience.

 

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14:01
Corvette Z06 becomes first Chevrolet vehicle with...

GM's Chevrolet division is now manufacturing its first vehicles compatible with Apple CarPlay, beginning with the Corvette Z06, the company said on Monday.

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14:01
Opinion: Apple Music & Taylor Swift — PR...

Pop star Taylor Swift dominated the headlines yesterday after publishing an open letter to Apple in which she wrote that it was “shocking, disappointing, and completely unlike this historically progressive and generous company” to not pay artists during Apple Music’s free trial. By the end of the day, the whole episode had an almost storybook perfect ending with Apple’s Eddy Cue announcing that the company decided it will compensate artists during the free period. Reactions today have been all over the place, but for Apple Music, the upcoming streaming music service, is the Taylor Swift episode a PR nightmare or a publicity dream?

The story with Apple Music’s free trial policy...

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13:56
Walmart, staunch competitor to Apple Pay, tests...

Walmart, the brains and brawn behind the Apple Pay competing CurrentC, is now embracing Apple Watch.

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13:56
Army and Air Force team up for laser-based landmine...

Used to be that if the US military wanted to clear a roadway, runway or airfield of deadly IEDs (improvised explosive devices), they'd have to send in highly-trained and heavily armored explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) teams a la "The Hurt Locker." ...

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