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13:59
Apple's Swift language project gains continuous...

Apple on Monday officially launched continuous integration for Swift, enabling checks on the project's health, and integrated testing within pull requests before any commits are made.

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13:40
X-Doria Revel cases for iPhone 6/6s and Apple Watch

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Case manufacturer X-Doria is back with a new series of cases for both the iPhone 6 and 6s ($34.99)  and the Apple Watch ($24.99) The Revel cases offer both protection and style for your devices, and the prices are reasonable, too!

Design

First, let's take a look at the Apple Watch cases. They're designed only for the 42mm Apple Watch; X-Doria does have another series (Defense Edge) that works with the 38mm Watch if that's what you wear. Like many Apple Watch cases, the Revel snaps onto your Watch easily and keeps all available ports and buttons close at hand. It's a slim plastic shell that gives your Apple Watch a fighting chance against scratches when you bang your wrist into a table or wall.

There are four different...

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13:25
Review: Native Union DOCK Lightning

Native Union's DOCK Lightning ($50) is a minimalist aluminum-and-silicone dock designed to hold and charge a Lightning-based iPhone, with or without a case. Curiously, the product is known as DOCK Lightning on Native Union's website, but as "DOCK for iPhone" on the box we received. Furthermore, the box lists DOCK as compatible with all Lightning-based iPhones and iPad minis, while the website claims DOCK can also work with full-sized Lightning iPads, as well. DOCK Lightning includes two clips, for accommodating an iPhone with or without a case. Users must supply their own Lightning cable, which isn't out of the ordinary for many recent docks.{/exp:char_limit}
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13:09
Bluetooth wireless range, speed to continue improving

Soon, turning off the heat and lights before leaving your house could be as simple as turning a key in a Bluetooth-equipped lock.

This scenario may be possible with the latest Bluetooth wireless technology, which could start appearing in products next year. With the improvements, devices will be able to communicate directly over a longer range and at faster speeds than with current technology.

The range and speed of Bluetooth will continue to increase in coming years as the markets for home automation and IoT grow, said Mark Powell, executive director at standards-setting organization Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG).

The upcoming Bluetooth protocol—which will be released in the second half this year—will quadruple the wireless range and double the speed of the current technology. Bluetooth-SIG members involved usually develop chips in parallel, but it takes a few months until they start appearing in devices, Powell said.

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13:07
Facebook's latest News Feed overhaul puts...

Facebook knows everything about you, from who your friends and family are to what you like and where you’ve been. It even knows the posts you draft but never publish. Combine all that information with the power of the like button, which signals to Facebook that a post should be shared more widely, and the network should know exactly what to show in your News Feed every day. But it doesn’t—not even close. The Facebook News Feed algorithm can be infuriating. It won’t show me all of my best friend’s posts, which I obviously want to see, but it will surface a photo someone I barely know has liked. 

That’s about to change. Facebook knows that it hasn’t perfected the News Feed, so it’s making some tweaks that will take more than just likes, comments, and shares into account when showing you News Feed stories.

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13:01
TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 1...

Notable software releases this week include Tweetbot 2.3.3; Little Snitch 3.6.3; Printer Drivers for Gestetner, Lanier, NRG, Savin, and Xerox Printers; Lightroom CC 2015.4 and Lightroom 6.4; Mac App Store Update for OS X Snow Leopard; and BBEdit 11.5.

 

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13:01
ExtraBITS for 1 February 2016

In this week’s ExtraBITS roundup, you can ask questions of the co-creator of the legendary game The Oregon Trail, Security Editor Rich Mogull offers travel security tips in a Macworld podcast, and The New Yorker gives a humorous look at the next version of OS X.

 

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12:52
The 100 jokes that shaped modern comedy

Vulture:

A joke, as defined by this list, is a discrete moment of comedy, whether from stand-up, a sketch, an album, a movie, or a TV show.

For clarity’s sake, we’ve established certain ground rules for inclusion. First, we decided early on that these jokes needed to be performed and recorded at some point. Second, with apologies to Monty Python, whose influence on contemporary comedy is tremendous and undeniable, we focused only on American humor. Third, we only included one joke per comedian. And fourth, the list doesn’t include comedy that we ultimately felt was bad, harmful, or retrograde.

As with most lists, there will always be disagreements and even with the caveats, this list doesn’t seem as funny as you would have hoped it would be. But there are still some great, and some even could be considered important, moments included.

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12:43
Google taking Nexus smartphone program in more...

Google is hoping to exert more control over its Nexus smartphone line, more closely following a business model set out by Apple and the iPhone, a report said on Monday.

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11:53
News: Alleged iPad Air 3 drawing shows Smart...

A drawing representing the alleged iPad Air 3 shows a number of rumored features for the device, along with a slight size increase. The drawing, published by Engadget, shows a Smart Connector and four speakers, in addition to a rear camera flash. If the drawing is correct, the new iPad Air 3 will be 0.1 mm wider and 0.05 mm thicker than iPad Air 2 — a thicker screen could portend Apple Pencil support. Another recent report featuring an alleged case…

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11:30
Microsoft's Project Natick: Data Centers Better...


Microsoft on Monday unveiled Project Natick, a research initiative aimed at developing underwater data centers that could be built near coastal cities. The project is still in its infancy, but Microsoft built one test facility last year. Dubbed "Leona Philpot" -- after a character in the Halo video game series -- it was deployed 30 feet underwater off the California coast in August and was tested through December, when it was returned to the Microsoft campus in Redmond, Washington.

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11:17
Latest Apple Campus 2 flyover gives up close look as...

Apple’s under construction Campus 2 building in Cupertino is rapidly taking shape as this latest flyover video from Duncan Sinfield shows.

The video gets us as close to the site as we’ve seen yet with the video showing a ton of progress made on the main circular building that will house a large portion of the total 13,000 or so employees the campus will hold.

Evidence that Apple is nearing completion on at least the exterior of the main building can be seen at around 45 seconds in the video where Sinfield notes you can see the roof being lifted in place, and we also get our best shot yet at the large glass panels Apple has been installing on the main building as of a few months back....

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10:29
Perspective: iPad Pro blew past Microsoft Surface as...

IDC is out with its latest report on worldwide tablet shipments following Apple’s Q1 2016 earnings and in the report shares a nugget about iPad Pro sales.

It may not surprise you, but Apple’s new 12.9-inch iPad, which many would have you believe is the company’s first to compete directly with detachable and hybrid tablets/laptops, outsold Microsoft Surface and other detachable tablets, according to the report:

This quarter was unique as we had new detachables in the market from all three of the major platform players,” said Jitesh Ubrani, Senior Research...

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10:27
Purported iPad Air 3 blueprint adds barely thicker...

With Apple expected to hold an event next month, iPad Air 3 rumors are continuing to trickle out with various degrees of reliability. The latest is yet another schematic claiming to show the upcoming iPad Air refresh courtesy of Engadget, which cites a “reliable source”. While the blueprint appears to build on existing rumors like the presence of a camera flash, Apple’s new Smart Connector, and a quad-speaker design, the illustration claims to show that the iPad Air 3 will have just barely thicker dimensions than the current 9.7-...

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10:23
FCC greenlights further testing of LTE-U by Verizon...

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has approved additional testing of a cellular technology called LTE-U, controversial because it can operate over the same bands as Wi-Fi routers.

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10:20
Space laser communications satellite launches

The first node of the European Data Relay System is in orbit, promising much faster relay of important scientific data

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10:13
iPad Air 3 rumors: Everything we know so far about...

Apple shook up its tablet lineup last fall with the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, a laptop-sized device that supports stylus input from the Apple Pencil and snaps to a Bluetooth keyboard. Even the iPad mini got a major overhaul last year.

But the Pro’s size and new features have a higher price tag attached, one that’s squarely in the laptop range, and while the iPad mini 4 is an amazing device, it’s too small for many people. iPad sales continue to plummet, as Apple’s Q1 earnings showed, so Apple is gearing up to take the wraps off the iPad Air 3 next month. If its rumored features come to...

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09:33
9to5Toys Last Call: Mohu HDTV antenna $24, NAS...

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09:24
Apple's iPad Pro outsold Microsoft's...

Consumers have apparently taken a liking to the iPad Pro following its November release, as new data suggests that Apple moved nearly half a million more of the jumbo tablets alone than Microsoft did of its entire Surface lineup.

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09:20
Deals: 21" iMac HD for $999; Free AppleCare...

The $999 price point for Apple's new 21" iMac with HD display is back, or you could grab one of last year's models for just $899 while supplies last. And if you're looking for a 21" iMac with 4K display, we have coupons for free AppleCare and free Canon AIO AirPrint printers, or $70 off all BTO models.

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09:07
Apple TV just became the best box for streaming live...

Channels, an app for watching live television through the new Apple TV, has received a substantial update with timeshifting support.

The app, which first launched in December, works in conjunction with SiliconDust HDHomeRun networked TV tuners. Users plug an antenna into the tuner, then connect the tuner to a Wi-Fi router. This setup allows for streaming live channels to other devices around the house, using companion apps such as Channels for Apple TV.

Channels is the first app for HDHomeRun tuners to support timeshifting without complicated plugins. The app begins storing up video when users first tune into a channel, caching up to 30 minutes of programming. Users can also pause live video for up to 30 minutes. Although the app doesn’t offer full-blown DVR, it’s still useful for rewatching a bit of dialog that you...

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08:57
Alleged 'iPad Air 3' schematic reaffirms...

Yet another schematic claiming to show off the design of Apple's anticipated "iPad Air 3" again includes a Smart Connector, rear camera LED flash, and four-speaker array.

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08:45
Finding Network Utility in OS X El Capitan

Back when I was doing a lot of Mac consulting, one of my go-to tools was Network Utility, a handy app that was always in the Utilities folder where I could bring it up to troubleshoot network problems. Now that I'm "just" a publisher/blogger, I don't have that much of a need to use Network Utility. So this weekend when I was working on setting up encryption for the site and ran into some issues, I decided it was time to use my old favorite utility again... but I couldn't find it. It turns out it's still around on all of our Macs, just in hiding.

Sure, you can do pings, traceroutes and all of that other stuff from the Terminal, but I prefer using the nice familiar UI of Network Utility. The official path for the app is:

Macintosh HD > System > Library > Core Services > Applications > Network Utility

There's an easier way to launch it, though. Select "About This Mac..." from the Apple menu, then click on the System Report button in the window that...

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08:34
Irate Comcast subscriber turns Raspberry Pi into a...

One Comcast customer has a Raspberry Pi complain to the company every time his fast connection becomes too slow.

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08:32
US & Europe miss deadline for new 'Safe...

In spite of late-hour talks, U.S and European officials missed a deadline on Sunday to renegotiate a "Safe Harbor" agreement allowing companies like Apple and Google to shuttle data back and forth across the Atlantic.

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08:26
Leaked iPad Air 3 casing images hint at Smart...

It’s the leaks that keep things interesting.

Asian Mac site Macotakara recently found an image of what could be the iPad Air 3 casing. The leaked case design suggests some of the potential new design changes that the iPad Air 3 could feature when it launches to the public.

The leaked image shows what appears to be a cutout for the Smart Connector. Apple first introduced this connection with the iPad Pro, using it for a more stable and reliable connection for things like keyboards. This case leak suggests that Apple plans to add the Smart Connector to the iPad Air lineup with the March revision.

Other changes include a camera cutout on the back of the case appears to extend further down, perhaps hinting that the iPad Air 3 will gain...

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08:26
TidBITS Membership Ad-Removal Challenge Finished

The second month of our membership challenge is over, and while our membership rolls and revenues did increase, it wasn’t enough that we can justify removing banner ads from our site.

 

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08:12
How a teenage app developer helped support his...

Michael Sayman, known for creating the iOS game 4 Snaps, shared a story today on what it was like growing up in the world of iOS development at such a young age. After his first app’s major success at the age of 13, an app based on his Club Penguin blog, Sayman soon gained to media attention and began to travel the world sharing his story. In the profile, he delves into the irony of being paid to travel and tell this personal story on success, all the while his parents were struggling financially at home.

Sayamn also explains how he became the primary bill-payer for the household and what that...

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08:08
Porsche CEO says ‘iPhone belongs in your pocket, not...

As our sister-site Electrek covers so well, the automobile landscape is clearly changing with electric vehicles replacing gas-powered cars, autonomous features potentially replacing drivers, and Apple even developing an EV of its own. But Porsche wants no part in that future, says CEO Oliver Blume. Reuters reports that Blume told German media this week essentially that a Porsche is meant to be driven, and that an iPhone is meant for your pocket, not the road:

“One wants to drive a Porsche by oneself,” Blume said in an interview with regional newspaper Westfalen-Blatt published on Monday.

“An iPhone belongs in your pocket, not on the road,” Blume added, saying that Porsche did not need to team up with any big technology companies.

While Blume...

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07:50
Opinion: With Blackberry’s BB10 platform dead,...

BlackBerry phones were once the default choice for enterprise, the combination of physical keyboard and secure messaging facility the two key selling-points. Those days are long gone.

The company dismissed the iPhone when it was launched in 2007, claiming that touchscreen phones could never compete with physical keyboards – before doing a U-turn by launching its own touchscreen phone less than a year later. A series of major service outages and a failure to deliver the promised BlackBerry 10 in 2011 sealed the company’s fate as a major player, and it today appears set to completely cede the secure messaging space to Apple.

BlackBerry CEO John Chen effectively admitted in December that the company had a ‘backdoor’ into its supposedly secure messaging system, and the company has ...

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07:43
Do Cool Things on the Command Line with Five Quick...

Why would a modern Mac user want to go back to a command-line interface? There are lots of reasons, and Joe Kissell provides five of them here. These quick recipes, which require no prior knowledge of the command line, enable you to do useful things that Apple doesn’t provide a way to accomplish in OS X’s graphical interface.

 

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07:40
External Link: Rich Mogull Gives Paranoid Travel...

TidBITS Security Editor Rich Mogull joined Glenn Fleishman and Susie Ochs on the latest Macworld Podcast to discuss recent Apple security issues, but the discussion quickly turned to travel, with Rich offering tips on digital security while traveling, especially when crossing borders and visiting hostile countries. If you’re headed to another country and are concerned about your data and devices, it’s worth a listen.

 

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07:04
Samsung announces Galaxy S7 to debut on Feb. 21...

Troubled South Korean smartphone maker Samsung will reveal the next iteration of its Galaxy smartphone lineup later this month, and will reportedly accompany the new handsets with a 360-degree virtual reality camera.

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06:59
Detachable tablet sales climbing (is the iPad Pro a...

Apple has pooh-poohed the idea of a “hybrid” device — a laptop with a detachable screen that can be used as a tablet — but the IDC research group says such devices are growing in popularity.

Despite the holiday season, the worldwide tablet market declined yet again in the fourth quarter of 2015 (4Q15) with 65.9 million units shipped, down 13.7% year over year, according to preliminary data from the (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker.  Total shipments for 2015 were 206.8 million, down 10.1% from 230.1 million in the prior year. Despite the market's negative trajectory overall, shipments for detachable tablets reached an all-time high of 8.1 million devices.

The transition towards detachable devices appears to be in full swing as pure slate tablets experienced their greatest annual decline to date of 21.1%, according to itesh Ubrani, Senior...

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06:43
News: iPad Air 3 case photos reveal Smart Connector...

A Chinese company has posted photos of an alleged case for iPad Air 3. Spotted by Macotakara, the case photos reveal a small cutout on the left longer side of case where the Smart Connector would be on iPad Pro, implying that iPad Air 3 will also have Smart Connector support. The alleged case also has four speaker cutouts — two on each short side, like the iPad Pro. It also appears as if the camera hole has been extended, possibly to make room for…

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06:38
Popular Airmail desktop email app lands on the...

Airmail, the popular third-party email client for the Mac, has landed today on the iPhone for the first time. The brand new Airmail for iPhone app works with various email services including Gmail, iCloud, Outlook, and Exchange, and even features iCloud sync to keep the mobile and desktop preferences on the same page. Airmail also includes modern features for the latest iPhones, third-party app integration, and email management features missing after Dropbox retired Mailbox.

As far as email apps go, my personal iCloud email goes through the built-in Mail app, but the Gmail experience is sub par as almost everyone...

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06:35
Apple sees record iPhone profits despite fourth...

A new report from Juniper Research says that Apple saw 20% year-over-year growth in iPhone sales despite a sales slowdown in the fourth quarter. The research group says it was the slowest ever year-over-year growth, but one with record profits.

Samsung shipped an estimated 317 million smartphones, representing less than 1% year-over-year (YoY) growth, says Juniper Research. Microsoft’s phones continue to slide with shipments declining 57% YoY to 4.5 million devices.

“Global smartphone market slowdown has begun to impact all players, with the slowest Q4 market growth since 2008,” notes Juniper Research. “This has begun to impact even the usually impervious Apple, which reported a 0.4% YoY growth in iPhone shipments for the quarter. However, successes early in the year gave the California-based company a more comfortable 20% year-on-year growth.”

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06:34
Apple Music search stops working for many users

Apple Music's search feature was down for many subscribers on Monday, leaving much of the service impractical to use.

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06:19
Four-part video tutorial taps Bob Ross lookalike to...

Adobe has chosen to use a Bob Ross lookalike for a series of video tutorials on using Adobe Photoshop Sketch with the iPad Pro and Apple Pencil. The company posted the last of the four-part series (below) over the weekend.

The late host of the long-running TV show The Joy of Painting was a much-loved personality, and the decision to effectively bring him back from the dead some eleven years later could easily have been considered tasteless, but YouTube commentators seem to be broadly in favor.

The series was made with the cooperation of Bob Ross Inc, which says Adobe took great care to get all...

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06:08
NetMarketShare: OS X up, iOS down in January

According to the latest market share survey from NetMarketShare, the market share for Mac OS X and iOS both rose in January.

According to the report, among desktop operating systems, Mac OS X had 7.68% of the global market share in January compared to 7.02% percent in December (that’s global market share; in the US it’s over 13%). October 2015’s 8% was an an all-time high by NetMarketShare’s measurements. Windows remains dominant with 90.61%  as of January. That's down from 91.32% in December.

iOS had 32.93% of the mobile operating system market share in January, down from 35.43% in December. This compares to 58.75% for Android, 2.86% for Windows Phone, and 2.14% for Java ME. The all-time high for iOS was in July 2012 with 65.94%

NetMarketShares’ monthly surveys don’t measure market share in terms of computer systems sold. Instead they sample data from visitors to some...

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06:00
News: Daily Deal: Peel iPhone 6/6S Case

Today in iLounge Deals we’re offering the Peel iPhone 6/6S Case for only $24.99. Providing full protection that’s nearly invisible to the naked eye, this case retains the shape and form of your iPhone while protecting it from accidental drops. It adds virtually no bulk or weight to your iPhone at just 0.35mm thick and is free of any branding for a clean and subtle look.

Get the Peel iPhone 6/6S Case now for only $24.99...

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05:53
Multiple complaints of failed searches in Apple...

If searching for Apple Music content in the iOS Music app isn’t working for you, it’s not just you. Multiple users on Apple’s support forum are reporting the issue, with Twitter users joining the complaints. The problem appears to have begun late last night.

It’s not a universal issue, as it’s working fine for some people. Apple hasn’t yet acknowledged any problem on its system status page, but it’s not unusual for issues to exist for some time before showing up there.

Reboots aren’t curing it, so if you’re experiencing the problem there doesn’t appear anything you can do about it except wait for Apple to solve the problem, or switch to iTunes on the...

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05:30
Apple wants the FCC to recognize Made for iPhone...

An Apple filling with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) shows that the company is urging the FCC should “recognize solutions such as the MFi hearing aid platform as alternatives for hearing aid compatibility compliance,” according to macReports

Apple’s MFi (“Made for iPhone/iPod/iPad”) is a is a licensing program for developers of hardware and software peripherals that work with these iDevices. Companies joining the MFi program and passing certification tests are able to display certain MFi-related logos on their product packaging,

macReports says that Apple argues that:

° The FCC should recognize Made For iPhone Hearing Aids as an alternative for hearing aid compatibility compliance because (a) there are many MFI hearing aid devices available to customers (b) technologies like MFi Hearing Aid Platform...

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05:16
Bill Gates chooses Beatles song “Two of us” to sum...

On a BBC radio show where interviewees are asked to choose eight music tracks with special significance to them, Bill Gates yesterday selected the Beatles song “Two of us” as one of them, saying that it summed up his relationship with Steve Jobs. In the Radio 4 show Desert Island Discs, Gates said the two of them had a varied relationship.

Steve really is a singular person in the history of personal computing in terms of what he built at Apple. For some periods, we were completely allies working together – I wrote software for the original Apple II. Sometimes he would be very tough on you, sometimes he’d be very encouraging. He got really great work out of people.

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05:00
How Analytics Could Upset the Presidential...


Given all the campaign drama between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, and between Trump and Fox News, there was little else on my mind when I started to write my column at the end of last week. The also-rans really didn't understand how suicidal Trump's comments were about fans supporting him even if he shot someone in New York. Also, Clinton's use of a nonauthorized BlackBerry revealed what she really thought of the Obama administration. Their opponents didn't grasp that both candidates had come close to making campaign-ending admissions.

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04:30
iPad Pro + MacBook + Duet Display = lots of screen...

Do you find that the screen of your MacBook, MacBook Air, or even a 15-inch MacBook Pro looks uncomfortably small after using a 21-inch or 27-inch iMac? If so, and you’ve also got an iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch, spend a few bucks on a dandy app called Duet Display and you can increase your screen real estate.

The app — well, actually, it’s two apps: one for your Mac and one for your iOS device — allows you to use your iDevice as an extra display. I use Duet Display to set up my iPad Pro as a secondary display for my 12-inch MacBook when I’m traveling. It works seamlessly.

Developed by a team of ex-Apple engineers, Duet Display delivers a retina display at 60 frames per second with zero lag. Before Duet Display, I used an app called Air Display that also allowed you to use your iOS device as a second display. However, it used Wi-Fi for connectivity, so there was noticeable screen lag on my iPad. Duet Display uses a physical connection.

When you begin setting up...

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04:01
Apple reboots ‘Shot on iPhone 6’ campaign with all-...

After the success of last year’s Shot on iPhone 6 ad campaign, taking one of the top prizes at the Cannes Grand Prix festival, Apple is relaunching the campaign to highlight photos taken with the iPhone 6s/Plus, reports Time.

The new ad campaign features 53 images from 41 amateurs and professional photographers from around the world. While the previous campaign included a variety of photographic subjects – from landscapes to extreme close-ups – this time, Apple has put the focus on portraits, most of them photographed in subtle, everyday moments.

Apple first launched...

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04:00
The handsome, rugged Staad Attache has room for a...

WaterField Designs touts its Staad Attaché, as “a beautifully-designed, unique bag for the new Apple iPad Pro and 13-inch MacBooks.” The company imagines you’ll fill it with either the tablet or laptop, but I stash both in mine — and it works great.

As I’ve mentioned before, the iPad Pro doesn’t quite work as a laptop replacement for me, so I’ve held onto my 12-inch MacBook. But sometimes when I’m on-the-go I use ‘em in tandem — with my iPad Pro serving as a secondary display for my Mac laptop thanks to the Duet Display software (see my separate review).

Enter the Staad Attache. Though it only measures 4 x 10.5 x 1.3 inches, the interior is ingeniously arranged. I can fit both my supersize iPad...

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04:00
How to Stream Super Bowl 50 for Free on Your Apple...

The 50th Super Bowl is approaching, and Josh Centers explains how you can stream the game for free on any of your Apple devices in the United States.

 

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Sunday January 31

23:56
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20:59
Tweetbot 2.3.3

Updates the user interface to better align with Twitter’s display guidelines (Stars are now Hearts, Favorites are Likes). ($9.99 new, free update, 11.5 MB)

 

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18:22
Apple's 'Shot on iPhone' billboards...

Apple returned to the advertising well of its popular crowd-sourced "Shot on iPhone" campaign this weekend, with billboards going up on Sunday featuring still photos captured using stock iPhone 6s and 6s Plus hardware.

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14:59
Little Snitch 3.6.3

Fixes several issues related to installing and uninstalling the network monitoring and diagnostic utility. ($34.95 new, free update, 21.3 MB)

 

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11:36
Leaked iPad Air 3 case images hint at Smart...

A new leak spotted by Macoatakara that first appeared on an Alibaba site appears to hint at some potential changes coming with the iPad Air 3. Earlier this month, Mark Gurman reported that Apple announce a new version of the iPad Air at a March press event alongside new Apple Watch models. Now, a leaked case design suggests some of the potential new design changes that the iPad Air 3 could feature when it launches to the public.

The first thing you’ll notice in the image below is that there appears to be a cutout for the Smart Connector. Apple first introduced this connection with the iPad Pro, using it for a more stable and reliable connection for things like...

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11:14
Apple Developing Wireless Charging For Mobile Devices

An anonymous reader writes: Apple is currently working with partners in the US and Asia to develop wireless charging for iPhone and iPad. Mobile devices with wireless charging capabilities could be released as soon as next year. Apple has not released the specific details on the range that could be available, but as far back as 2010, Apple applied for a patent to use an iMac as a wireless charging hub for distances of 1 meter. In 2014 it applied for a patent on specialized housing for a mobile device with an integrated RF antenna, which would also allow for wireless charging by helping to eliminate the problem of metallic interference with charging signals. Apple would apparently be building on these ideas to create a new iPhone or iPad that could charge further away from the hub, while continuing to be used.


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10:52
Moose doubles as plow in chest-high snow

Outdoor Hub:

Wildlife experts advise that if you run across a moose on a trail in the winter, it may be prudent to turn around and leave. Just like you, moose would rather walk on trails than sink their legs into deep snow. Whatever else you do, don’t approach the moose or try to push it off the trail. Moose can be aggressive animals, especially when they are already tired. As you can see in the video, this moose decided to speed through a patch of snow rather than confront the skiers.

I’ve encountered a couple of moose in my life and they are gigantic, stupid and therefore terrifying animals. Never get into a confrontation with them. As this video shows, you will lose. I find it safer just to not go into the woods.

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10:46
Alleged 'iPad Air 3' case suggests Smart...

Many of the features introduced in last year's iPad Pro, including the new Smart Connector magnetic port and four-speaker array, may be coming toon to the third-generation iPad Air, if third-party cases being manufactured in China are accurate.

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01:43
Apple: Losing Out On Talent and In Need of a Killer...

mspohr writes with a link to an interesting (and rather dour) take at The Guardian on the state of Apple, which holds that: "Despite its huge value, Silicon Valley developers are turned off by [Apple's] 'secretive, controlling' culture and its engineering is no longer seen as cutting edge." From the article: "Tellingly, Apple is no longer seen as the best place for engineers to work, according to several Silicon Valley talent recruiters. It's a trend that has been happening slowly for years – and now, in this latest tech boom, has become more acute. ... Or as Elon Musk recently put the hiring situation a little more harshly: Apple is the "Tesla graveyard." "If you don't make it at Tesla, you go work at Apple," Musk recently told a German newspaper. The biggest issue for programmers seems to be a high-stress culture and cult of secrecy, which contrasts sharply with office trends toward gentler management and more playful workdays."

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Saturday January 30

22:02
European SpaceDataHighway's first satellite...

The ESA's and Airbus Defence and Space's ambitious European Data Relay System (EDRS) project has reached a milestone this January 29th. Its first laser-satellite system has blasted off to space aboard a Proton rocket from Kazakhstan. The satellite is...

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19:27
Yes, 'Beyond Good and Evil 2' is still...

Beyond Good and Evil 2 isn't dead yet, according to its mastermind Michel Ancel. If you aren't familiar, the sequel is something of an enigma in the gaming world. Merely mentioning its name elicits complex emotions and dreams of publisher Ubisoft sho...

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18:03
Tesla hires veteran from AMD, Apple to make self-...

If there was any doubt left that Tesla is serious about self-driving car tech, it all but disappeared this week. The company has confirmed to Electrek that it recently hired processor design veteran Jim Keller to lead its Autopilot hardware engineeri...

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16:28
Huawei's first Honor phone for the US goes on...

Huawei's Honor brand teased that it would land in the US this year, and it's making good on its word: the company will officially begin selling the Honor 5X on American shores tomorrow, January 31st. It's a pretty solid deal, at first blush. For $200...

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15:01
Google plans to beam 5G internet from solar drones

Google has a new top secret project by the same team that brought us Project Loon, according to The Guardian. It's called Project Skybender, and it aims to deliver 5G internet from solar drones. Mountain View has reportedly begun experimenting with m...

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14:54
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14:20
Louis CK launches an online-only video series

Louis CK is no stranger to dodging conventional TV in favor of releasing his shows online, but his latest effort might take the cake. He just surprise-released the first episode of a new online-only video series, Horace and Pete, through his website...

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13:43
Twitter's week of beef is something we need...

Despite rapper beefs being an unofficial feature of Twitter practically since it launched, this week alone has taken things to a new level. Less than 24 hours after Neil deGrasse-Tyson tangled with B.o.B over (of all things) whether or not the Earth...

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12:45
Site changes this weekend

Just a heads-up to Apple World Today readers. This weekend, we're enabling end to end SSL encryption on the website. This should not affect anything...but just in case, I thought it would be a good idea to let everyone know what's going on. 

Why are we setting up SSL encryption for our site? Well, two main reasons: 

1) Google has stated that it will soon reduce site search rankings for websites that are not running encryption, and

2) The Google Chrome browser will begin displaying a red "X" in the address bar for sites that aren't secured via SSL.

Encryption requires changes in our domain name server settings that might result in the site being "hard to find" or not appearing when you point the browser to appleworld.today. If this happens, please note that it will only be a temporary issue. 

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10:00
Oracle Pulls Plug on Java Browser Plug-In


Oracle earlier this week announced its decision to scrap its Java browser plug-in. The plug-in, which has been a frequent target of hackers, won't be included in the next version of the kit for Java developers, JDK 9, which is expected to ship in September. Oracle's action was motivated by browser makers' withdrawal of support for the plug-in. As browser vendors restrict and reduce support for plug-ins in their products, developers of applications that depend on the Java plug-in need to consider alternatives, the company said.

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09:21
Apple asks FCC to recognize Made For iPhone hearing...

Apple recently has filed a new document with the Federal Communications Commission in which it argues that Made for iPhone, or MFi, accessories should be acknowledged by the organization as alternatives for hearing aid compatibility compliance. Recently, the FCC has proposed that all phones and consumer wireless devices must be compatible with hearing aids.

In response to the new proposal from the FCC, Apple says that all products that fall under its MFi hearing aid standards already comply with the FCC’s hearing aid compliance regulations. Apple argues that Made for iPhone hearing aids are already available to consumers everywhere, thus making them a valid alternative to the hearing aid compatibility requirement (via...

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06:02
Jeremy’s 5: Enblue’s W3iPro Kit, Olloclip’s Studio,...

Welcome to the latest edition of Jeremy’s 5, my latest roundup of 5 interesting little things that aren’t big enough for full articles, but are still worth sharing with you.

This week, I’m looking at Enblue’s iPad Pro upgrade kit for an excellent multi-device dock, Olloclip’s Studio accessory bundle for iPhone photographers, AAXA’s P5 video projector, Apple innovation/execution in 2016, and the likelihood of an Apple virtual reality solution in the near future…

1. Enblue’s W3iPro Upgrade Stability Kit for iPad Pro. Last August, I reviewed and loved the iPad, iPhone, and Apple Watch dock Premium One W3. To increase W3’s appeal to iPad Pro owners, developer...

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05:28
iOS App Update Technique Puts Users At Risk

itwbennett writes: An increasing number of iOS application developers use a technique that allows them to remotely modify the code in their apps without going through Apple's normal review process, potentially opening the door to abuse and security risks for users. An implementation of this technique, which is a variation of hot patching, comes from an open-source project called JSPatch. After adding the JSPatch engine to their application, developers can configure the app to always load JavaScript code from a remote server they control. This code is then interpreted by the JSPatch engine and converted into Objective-C. 'JSPatch is a boon to iOS developers,' security researchers from FireEye said in a blog post. 'In the right hands, it can be used to quickly and effectively deploy patches and code updates. But in a non-utopian world like ours, we need to assume that bad actors will leverage this technology for unintended purposes.'

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05:00
New hardware introduced this week: Aluminum Monitor...

Several hard items for your OS X and iOS devices were introduced this week. Here’s a summary of some goodies that were announced …

Satechi has added the Aluminum Monitor Stand to its Metallic Line, which already consists of the Type-C Hub, Aluminum Wireless Headphones, and an Aluminum Headset Stand.

All the products in the line are available in three metallic shades, gold, space grey, and silver. The Aluminum Monitor Stand raises larger computer monitors (up to 31 pounds) or laptops for a more comfortable viewing angle that reduces eye and neck strain by promoting good posture. 

The monitor stand also improves ventilation and creates free workspace, by adding an additional platform to organize a tablet, laptop, charging station,...

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04:30
IHS predicts that wireless charging is coming in the...

Ever since Samsung launched dual-mode wireless charging on their Galaxy S6 and S6 edge phones last year, all eyes have been on Apple to see whether they would also add wireless charging to the iPhone. The rumor is that this is indeed in the works.

Wireless charging is proving very popular with those who have used the technology, in fact over 90 percent of respondents in a 2015 IHS customer survey said they would choose wireless charging technology on their next handset. The market tripled in size last year compared to 2014, with more than 160 million wireless charging receivers shipped across all markets.

Just two weeks ago, IHS predicted that Apple would introduce some form of wireless charging on the iPhone 7, which is expected to launch in September, especially since they introduced an inductive, proprietary solution on the...

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03:00
The week in Apple news: iPhone rumors, iPad Air 3...

Apple headlines for the week ending Jan. 29, 2015

The rumor mill worked overtime this past week. We heard rumors about iPhones coming out this year and the upcoming iPad Air 3. But we also heard speculation about the Apple car, Apple making original TV shows for Apple TV, ATM support for Apple Pay, and Apple getting into virtual reality. To catch up on all rumors and actual news, check out the headlines in this slideshow. Click on the link to get more information.

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02:11
This week on AI: As Wall Street worries, Apple has 4...

Apple's planning to launch major new hardware earlier than usual this year, the latest rumors this week revealed. Plus, Apple's record setting quarter is overshadowed by a soft outlook, iTunes Radio goes pay-only, and exclusive details on the struggles of "Project Titan," Apple's electric car project.

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Friday January 29

20:48
Apple correcting Siri "abortion" search...

More than four years after the discovery of a purported Siri flaw that led users searching for abortion clinics to adoption agencies and fertility clinics, it seems Apple and its data providers are slowly working to correct the issue.

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20:18
NYT: DraftKings and FanDuel lose major payment...

The daily fantasy sports industry has a new problem, and The New York Times believes it's "the biggest blow yet" despite all its other legal challenges. One of its main payment processors, Vantiv Entertainment Solutions, has notified its clients that...

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19:19
App face-off: Apple iMessage vs. WhatsApp Messenger

When WhatsApp Messenger went free earlier this year it gave iOS device owners a viable solution to connect with friends and family who don't use Apple products, but the app comes with a few caveats.

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15:15
Downcast for iPhone adds CarPlay integration for...

There’s a new podcast app option for CarPlay fans out today: Downcast. The popular iOS and Mac podcast player updated today to add CarPlay integration, enhanced VoiceOver features, scrubber improvements, and lots of battery life and bug fix improvements.

Downcast wrote a bit on the app blog to talk about what to expect from the CarPlay integration:

Customization

CarPlay is meant to be safe and easy to use. To ensure that, Apple has limited customization of the UI. This is why you’ll find that most audio apps on CarPlay are quite similar. I can’t change the font, move labels around, add additional labels, or customize the now playing screen. These things just aren’t possible at this time, and...

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14:55
MacTech Pro 2016 Dates and Locations Announced

Consultants and other professional Apple techs looking for training and networking can find both at seven upcoming MacTech Pro events, which take place around the United States.

 

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14:45
AWT News Update: January 29, 2016

For this last podcast of the month of January we have a few little news tidbits to make your afternoon:

  • Apple and London Mayor Boris Johnson show up in the news again
  • The UK's Guardian newspaper apparently had issues finding anything good to say about Apple, so they interviewed people who didn't work there
  • Have a 12-inch MacBook? A new flash drive from Sony will catch your interest
  • Google delivers a dedicated AdWords app for iOS

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14:30
The Week in iOS Apps: Cakewalk shames you into shape

Shaming into shape

This week’s roundup features an app that encourages you to get in shape by taunting you when you don’t exercise. Read on!

Adobe Voice

Adobe Voice made quite a splash when it debuted in 2014, offering a simple but powerful feature: The ability to produce animated videos with relative ease, needing only your voice and creativity to make it work. Version 2.0 has launched with a significant new upgrade: It’s now on the iPhone. You can start a project on one mobile device and finish on another, and your projects will automatically sync to your mobile account.

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14:24
Google, Movidius to Bring Deep Learning to Mobile...


Movidius on Wednesday announced that it's working with Google to put deep learning on mobile devices. Google will source Movidius' latest flagship chip -- the MA2450 -- and software development environment, and will contribute to Movidius' neural network technology road map in return. That could result in smartphones and other mobile devices that will be able to understand images and audio swiftly and accurately. The MA2450 is the most powerful iteration of Movidius' Myriad 2 vision processor unit.

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13:35
Google launches dedicated AdWords app for iOS

Even as Apple's iAd prepares to sunset, Google has launched a long-awaited iOS app for AdWords -- not just AdWords Express -- giving people running campaigns through the service a more convenient way of monitoring and managing them.

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13:17
Boeing's 737 Max has successful first flight

Boeing's newest airplane, the 737 Max, completed its first test flight on Friday. It begins a testing program that, barring any problems, should see the first 737 Max delivered to launch customer Southwest Airlines in 2017.

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13:16
Review: Native Union DOCK for Apple Watch

Native Union's DOCK for Apple Watch ($60) is an attractive, minimalist charging dock for Apple Watch. Made of two pieces — a weighted block covered by gray matte silicone, and a rotating arm — DOCK can be positioned with the Apple Watch on the left or right side, or in Nightstand mode. The rotating cylindrical aluminum-and-plastic arm contains some space inside for cable management, as an Apple Watch charging cable can be wrapped around an inner circle inside the arm, and out the back of the "arm." The charging puck, of course, is installed on the "front" of the arm. DOCK is compatible with both Apple Watch sizes and all bands. We also received the DOCK for Apple Watch Marble Edition ($120), which is just like the regular DOCK, except instead of a weighted silicone block, you get a polished marble block. (The marble block is actually lighter than the weighted rubber base — 11.3 ounces to 13.9 ounces.) The marble edition has the same rotating arm.{/exp:char_limit}...

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13:00
Notable apps and app updates for January 29, 2016

On a regular basis, Apple World Today posts a list of notable new apps or app updates that have been released. They may not necessarily be new, but they're popular and deserve mention. Here are today's picks for iOS and Mac OS X:

iOS Apps/Updates

Some people send or receive a lot of packages, so it's nice to know where they are and when to expect them to arrive. Deliveries ($1.99)is a popular package tracking app for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch that supports services like UPS, FedEx, the US Postal Service, DHL, TNT, Canada Post, Royal Mail, and more. The newly updated version 7.0 adds peek, pop and Quick Actions for the iPhone 6s or 6s Plus, the ability to use Slide Over and Split View on an iPad, and about a thousand more changes! Definitely one to get if you don't already own it.

Lately we've seen a number of cool design apps for...

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12:02
iPhone 5se and its place in the Apple universe

iMore:

Tim Cook recently said that 60 percent of customers on an iPhone 5s or earlier have not yet upgraded to an iPhone 6 or later. When we polled our readership late last year, a majority of our readers told us they were happy with the current sizes — almost 58%.

Whether Apple does this in the spring or not, it certainly makes sense for the company to serve the end of the market that doesn’t need or want one of the ginormous iPhone 6 variations.

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11:58
Rumor: Apple working with partners to develop...

It’s about time for wireless charging to come to your iOS devices.

That being said, Apple is rumored to be working with partners in the U.S. and Asia to develop new wireless charging technology that could be deployed on its mobile devices as soon as next year, according to sources close to the story.

Apple is exploring cutting-edge technologies that would allow iPhones and iPads to be powered from further away than the charging mats used with current smartphones, the sources said, asking to remain anonymous. Apple is apparently looking to overcome technical barriers including loss of power over distance with a decision on implementing the technology still being assessed.

In 2010 Apple made a patent application outlining a concept...

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11:50
Google Calendar spreads international cheer with...

Next time you’re headed to The Bahamas, you won’t have to worry about missing Majority Rule Day.

This holiday and several others that might not have been on your radar screen are among the celebrations from 54 different countries that can now be displayed in the Google Calendar app for Android and iOS.  

You can select a particular country and choose to display those holidays right inside your calendar.

Google Apps Updates Blog

Google Calendar is more festive and useful in a ton of new languages.

To read this...

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11:43
Google's AlphaGo Defeats Human Master of...


Research at Google on Wednesday announced that AlphaGo has become the first computer software system to beat a human at the ancient game of Go. There are more possible positions in Go than there are the number of atoms in the universe, and it has a googol more positions than chess, Google pointed out. That complexity makes it difficult for computers to play Go. Traditional artificial intelligence methods can't handle Go, so Google researchers combined an advanced tree search with two deep neural networks to create AlphaGo.

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11:43
London mayor tried to convince Apple to sponsor...

London mayor Boris Johnson reportedly flew to San Francisco in February 2013 in hopes Apple would sponsor the city's "Garden Bridge," a proposed pedestrian walkway spanning the River Thames.

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11:40
Inside Facebook’s decision to blow up the Like button

Bloomberg:

It’s a way of creating a connection, even if it’s superficial. If users click like on a post about the Red Cross’s disaster relief efforts, they feel as if they’ve done something to help. (In January, Sandberg went so far as to suggest that likes could help defeat Islamic State: By posting positive messages on the terror group’s Facebook pages, users could somehow drown out the hate.) Liking someone’s photo is an awkwardness-free way to make contact with someone you haven’t seen in years. Alternatives to like will let Facebook users be a little more thoughtful, or at least seem to be, without having to try very hard.

I think that “without trying too hard” is the sad key to the Like button. Regardless, the article is an interesting look behind the scenes at Facebook and the massive amount of discussion and thought that goes into something seemingly so simple and obvious.

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11:31
News: Apple building team for secret virtual reality...

Apple is building a team of experts in virtual and augmented reality, according to a new report from the Financial Times. The secret research team apparently includes hundreds of staff collected from a series of “carefully targeted acquisitions” and other VR companies, and it has already been building prototypes of VR headsets for several months. Apple experimented with virtual reality under Steve Jobs about ten years ago, but abandoned…

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11:30
And another rumor: Apple already has hundreds...

DODOCASE P2 Virtual Reality Pop-Up viewer. Photo©2016, Steven Sande

During the Tuesday Apple earnings call, Piper Jaffray analyst and Apple pundit Gene Munster asked Tim Cook if the company had any plans for virtual reality products, to which Cook answered "it's really cool and has some interesting applications". Well, the Financial Times today reported that Apple has "assembled a large team of experts in virtual and augmented reality and built prototypes of headsets...". 

The article (behind a paywall) notes that the research team has "hundreds of staff" that have been assembled from acquisitions and poaching employees from companies in the space such as Microsoft and Lytro. One of the acquisitions is Flyby Media, a...

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11:29
Speck’s CandyShell Clear lets users choose the right...

Apple’s Q1 2016 earnings results were historic in more ways than one. While Apple’s revenue during the holiday quarter was an all-time record for the company, Apple did indicate that iPhone unit sales would drop year-over-year for the first time next quarter. “We do think that iPhone units will decline in the quarter,” Cook told investors on this week’s call, though observers are quick to point out that this may not be a negative outcome. This simply raises the question: why?

Perhaps users are holding out for the iPhone 7 after the comparatively minor iPhone 6s launch was Apple’s sole-iPhone debut in 2015. Another possibility, however, is that people are holding on to their older devices longer because protective case accessories allow iPhones to last longer.

Indeed, Cook did tell investors on the call that the existing iPhone 5s “continues to do quite well” and that 60% of active iPhone users are using models older than the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, which were launched...

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11:27
Report: Apple is secretly prototyping VR headset to...

Apple is hoping to replicate the success of the iPhone by tapping into another reality. 

According to a new report in the Financial Times, Apple is secretly building a team of experts to develop the company’s virtual and augmented reality efforts. Apple has reportedly being testing a secret VR headset prototype for months now. To be successful, Apple’s VR headset would have to rival Facebook’s Oculus Rift, HTC's Vive, Samsung’s Gear VR, and Microsoft’s mixed-reality HoloLens. 

Apple has already poached experts formerly working on HoloLens to kickstart this secret initiative, according to the report. And just last week, the company brought onboard a top virtual reality researcher and former director of Virginia Tech’s Center for Human-Computer Interaction.

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11:14
Gear: Ten One Design Timeframe for Apple Watch

Ten One Design’s Timeframe is an interesting new product for Apple Watch — though its description may be a bit misleading, it’s actually quite clever. The Timeframe box reads, “Charging cover for Apple Watch,” and while some may think of a cover that can charge an Apple Watch as it’s being worn, it’s better to think of Timeframe as a substitute for a more traditional Apple Watch dock. Coming in 38mm and 42mm sizes,…

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11:11
Apple supplier Sony takes hit in December quarter on...

Although PlayStation sales and cost-cutting measures helped Sony's operating profits rise 11 percent overall in the December quarter, it suffered setbacks in image sensor production, which could reflect lower orders from Apple for the iPhone.

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10:25
Rumor: Apple has 'hundreds of staff'...

Through a series of acquisitions, Apple has a considerably large staff dedicated to experimental virtual reality and augmented reality projects, some of whom are reportedly working on prototype headset configurations that could one day compete with the likes of Facebook's Oculus Rift.

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