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12:44
Harvard Researchers Debunk Warnings of Terrorists...


The Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University on Monday released a report that questions the so-called "going dark" phenomenon. The U.S. government and its surveillance and law enforcement agencies have been calling for an end to encryption because they say it lets terrorists communicate and plan with impunity and is responsible for going dark -- the inability of law enforcement to monitor communications. That's not true, according to the Berkman Center.

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12:38
Report: iPhone 7 will lose camera bump and antenna...

While reports have been circulating that Apple is considering using a rear dual-camera system on the expected iPhone 7 Plus later this year, a new report today claims that there’s another change coming to the iPhone 7 camera as well.

Citing an anonymous source with an apparently reliable history, MacRumors is reporting that the upcoming iPhone 7 will lose the rear camera bump thanks to a thinner camera...

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12:30
The Week in Mac Apps: Get things done with Chaos...

...plus, plenty of productivity tools

This week’s roundup of new Mac apps features Chaos Control, a tool for task management. Plus, you’ll find an app for tracking shipments, a publishing program, and more. Read on!

Beautiful Backup : Create Beautiful Folders for Photos 4.0

Protect your most precious memories with Muharrem Ozkan’s $5 Beautiful Backup (Mac App Store Link), a simple app that backs up all of your digital media in easily accessible folders.

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12:27
Man sues Apple, wins case over Apple Watch Sport...

A Welsh man on Tuesday won a small-claims case against Apple, one which accused the company of violating the region's Sale of Goods Act in refusing to honor his Apple Watch warranty.

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12:05
Apple’s planned Irish data center may be delayed

Apple's first data center in Ireland is facing delays after unhappy Irish citizens lodged formal complaints with the Irish government, reports Business Insider.

The Cupertino, California-based company planned to start building the €850 million data center on a 500-acre site before the end of last year, but a decision won't be made until the summer, a local councillor told the publication. 

The application is being held up by the Irish government, which is currently reviewing a number of appeals that were made after Galway Council granted Apple planning permission to build a data center.

A computer-generated image of Apple’s proposed data center, courtesy of “Business Insider.”

Business Insider reports that it’s visited the site and found that the vast majority of locals were in favor of Apple's data centre, which could create up to 300 jobs in...

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12:03
Hand engraved Apple Watch

Viljo Marrandi:

Our owner and operator, Viljo Marrandi, has been doing handwork since childhood, growing up the son of a carpenter and wood carver. Beginning with a one week class taught by master engraver, Sam Alfano, in Antwerp, Belgium, Viljo was fascinated with the art. After practicing his craft for several years, Viljo received private lessons from Scott Pilkington, another renowned engraver and custom crafter, and honed his skills at English scroll with engraver Simon Lytton.

Viljo named his company, “Bottega Marrandi,” the word “Bottega” meaning “Workshop” in Italian. So welcome to his workshop, we think you will love it.

Check out the pictures of the Apple Watch engravings. If you’re looking to really...

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11:40
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11:23
Review: Just Mobile TENC for iPad Pro

Just Mobile's TENC ($50) is a simple case for iPad Pro. TENC draws its naming inspiration from The Emperor's New Clothes, and Just Mobile claims the clear matte plastic case is covered with a self-healing coating to guard against "casual scratches." Outside of that however, TENC is really just a plastic shell case. Though we historically don't review such cases for iPhone, many iPad cases don't offer button coverage, and in the case of iPad Pro, we'll be seeing a lot of cases leaving one side exposed for Smart Connector compatibility. That's TENC — a well-fitting plastic shell with an opening on the side of the case for Smart Connector accessories. TENC is a straightforward playthrough case, and doesn't offer any integrated kickstand or Apple Pencil holder.{/exp:char_limit}
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11:18
Apple’s Irish data center faces delays as citizens...

Last year it was announced that Apple was planning a major new data center for County Galway in Ireland, as well as one in Denmark, both set to begin operations in 2017. According to a new report from Business Insider, however, Apple’s plans for the Irish data center have hit a speed bump. The report claims that the company’s $928 million dollar center has been put on hold due to complaints from the community.

Apple had originally hoped to start building the data center on a 500-acre site by the end of 2015, but a new decision from the Irish government now won’t come until this summer. The government is reviewing a variety of appeals...

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10:38
Apple is among top 10 U.S. business-to-business...

For the fourth consecutive year, U.S. business-to-business (B2B) commercial channel revenue increased. Sales in 2015 grew 2.1% to more than $72 billion, according to The NPD Group’s Distributor and Reseller Tracking Services.  And Apple is among the top 10 vendors in the channel, according to NPD.

From 2012 to 2015, the U.S. B2B commercial channel market increased at a 4.4% compound annual growth rate, adding $8.7 billion in revenue over that period, says the research group. From a revenue perspective, the top 10 vendors in the U.S. B2B commercial channel in 2015 were Hewlett-Packard, Cisco Systems, Lenovo, Microsoft, IBM, Apple, EMC, Samsung, Dell and Network Appliance. 

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10:16
Report: Apple to reveal smaller iPhone and new iPad...

Enlarge / The iPad Air 2. A new version could bring over multiple features from the iPad Pro. (credit: Andrew Cunningham)

Mark your calendars: A new report from Buzzfeed's John Paczkowski says that Apple is planning a product event for March 15, its first since the iPhone 6S, iPad Pro, and Apple TV event it held back in September. Paczkowski's sources have reliably predicted the dates of multiple iPhone and iPad events in the past, and 9to5Mac's sources have also pegged March 15th as the event date.

Apple's plans could change, but as of this writing, Apple is...

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10:15
Twelve South updates iPad Air, iPad mini BookBook,...

Although they don't seem to have us on the top of their PR priority list anymore (we miss you, Shannon), Twelve South is one of our favorite premium accessory manufacturers here at Apple World Today. The company has announced that the BookBook vintage leather cases have been updated, with two new versions available for the iPad Air 2 (US$79.99) and iPad mini 4 ($69.99) respectively. But the big news -- no pun intended -- is the announcement of the BookBook for iPad Pro, which will be shipping this Spring.

The new BookBooks for iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 4 have the usual distressed leather binding that doubles as a hideaway for your favorite tablet, and they come with built-in viewing and typing stands as well as holes for accessing the iPads connectors and cameras without removing the case. 

The BookBook for iPad Pro is designed with a display stand set at an angle that's perfect for...

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10:03
Munster: 4" iPhone doesn't make sense for...

Despite rumors that Apple plans to hold a mid-March event to introduce several new products, it may not make sense to include a 4-inch iPhone among them, according to Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster.

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09:40
9to5Toys Last Call: Logitech keyboards/mice up to 60...

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09:40
Apple allegedly testing dual-lens cameras from three...

Multiple camera modules, image from LinX Computational Imaging Ltd. 

You can take this rumor with a bit of skepticism since it comes from DigiTimes and KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo -- both of whom have rather crappy records when it comes to rumors -- but supposedly the dual-lens camera systems that are expected for the next-generation "iPhone 7 Plus" are being tested by Apple right now. The company is allegedly testing camera modules from its main camera supplier Largan Technology and two "unnamed" Japan and China-based vendors. 

If it adopts dual-lens camera technology as a differentiating factor for the iPhone 7 Plus, Apple will most likely use technology that was obtained through the acquisition of LinX Computational Imaging Ltd. last year. That company's tech provides a way for a smartphone to use optical zoom rather than the grain-inducing digital zoom, and can also be used for...

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09:38
Quick Solution to Apple Mail’s TidBITS Wrapping Woes

If you’re having trouble reading this week’s HTML email issue of TidBITS in Apple Mail because of too-long line lengths, Adam explains why, and suggests a quick workaround.

 

Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help support our work and become a TidBITS member! Members also enjoy an ad-free version of our Web site, email delivery of individual articles, the ability to make long comments with live links, and discounts on Take Control orders and other Apple-related products.

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09:19
Apple might show off iPhone 5se and iPad Air 3 at...

Rumors are swirling that Apple has a spring event in the works to launch a 4-inch iPhone, a revamped iPad Air, and new Apple Watch models. Now we have a tentative date for that event: March 15.

Apple hasn’t sent out invites to the media yet, so the event isn’t a lock. The date comes courtesy of 9to5Mac, which has a proven track record for reliable intel, but the site noted that event details are still in flux so the date could change or the announcements could be moved online.

So what new products are on tap? Surprisingly, just six months after releasing the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, Apple reportedly has another phone ready to go. The rumored iPhone 5se is a 4-inch phone that reportedly has the same chips as the iPhone 6s for always-on Siri without...

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09:15
Photo of the Day: Apple Adjustable Keyboard from...

Apple has long been trying to push the iPad into the business market, but this use case is probably something the company never expected to see. On Twitter, AfterPad.com owner Kevin shared the above image of Apple’s Adjustable Keyboard, first introduced back in 1993 for $219, connected to an iPad and working nearly flawlessly. Just for good measure, he also attached the numeric keypad Apple offered with the keyboard itself.

As you can see in the image above, a variety of adapters and cables go into powering this set up. The Apple Adjustable Keyboard itself is connected via an ADB cable to the Griffin iMate ADB to USB adapter. From there, the USB end of the adapter is...

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09:08
Dutch National Police working to train anti-drone...

As remotely-controlled drones become smaller and more sophisticated, authorities are working to counter the potential security and privacy implications in sometimes novel ways -- including training eagles to take the aircraft down.

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08:47
Seagate slapped with a class action lawsuit over...

Seagate is facing a class action lawsuit over its 3TB consumer hard drives, which by some accounts have suffered unusually high failure rates.

The lawsuit, filed on February 1 in the U.S. District Court for Northern California, primarily cites reliability data from Backblaze, a cloud backup provider that builds its own storage pods from consumer hard drives. In Backblaze’s experience, Seagate's 3TB HDDs failed at much higher rates than other drives, prompting the storage provider to phase out those drives by mid-2015.

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08:40
TwelveSouth debuts BookBook cases for slimmer iPad...

TwelveSouth, maker of stylish accessories for Apple products, is out today with new versions of its signature BookBook case fit for the slimmer iPad mini 4 and iPad Air 2. In addition, TwelveSouth’s also showing off the upcoming iPad Pro version of the BookBook case. If you’re unfamiliar, TwelveSouth’s BookBook line wraps your Apple device in a vintage leather book-like case which offers equal parts protection and disguise.

TwelveSouth already has versions of the BookBook case designed for iPhones,...

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08:15
Restored video of Steve Jobs introducing the NeXT...

Apple history buffs know that on October 12, 1988, Steve Jobs introduced the NeXT computer to the world. NeXT was the company founded by Jobs after his departure from Apple, and it was later purchased by Apple upon his return to the company. The NeXTSTEP operating system used on the NeXT workstation ended up being the core of the Mac operating system as we know it today: Mac OS X. New video of the introduction event was recovered during production of the recent "Steve Jobs" movie, restored as much as possible, and is now available on YouTube.

I recall being at a local introduction that day, watching the event via closed-circuit TV in a banquet room in a nearby hotel. My interest in possibly obtaining one of the workstations dropped to zero once the price was announced -- $6,500 in 1988 dollars (about $13,000 in today's dollars). ...

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08:03
U.S., EU reach breakthrough on new 'Safe Harbor...

Having already missed the original Sunday deadline, U.S. and European officials are reportedly on the verge of cinching a new "Safe Harbor" deal on transferring data across the Atlantic. [Updated]

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08:00
Rumor: Apple to hold media event on March 15th,...

Apple’s next media event is rumored to take place on Tuesday, March 15th and is expected to cover a new 4-inch “iPhone 5se”, iPad Air 3 and Apple Watch updates.

Still, the date could change at the last minute, so things are up in the air.

Apple’s new 4-inch iPhone is rumored to feature an A9 chip with M9 motion coprocessor, 1,624 mAh battery, 1GB of RAM, Bluetooth 4.2, Apple Pay, VoLTE, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and 16GB and 64GB storage models, but 3D Touch appears unlikely.

The “iPhone 5se” is rumored to ship in late March or early April and will likely replace the iPhone 5s. Apple is also expected to release the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus models this September.

Details surrounding the iPad Air 3 are less clear, but leaked design drawings...

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08:00
Killer Deal: Get a free 32GB Apple TV with 15"...

This week, AI readers can use exclusive coupons to grab a free 32GB Apple TV in addition to cash discounts with the purchase of all current 15" MacBook Pros, in addition to dozens of popular 21" iMac with Retina 4K display and 27" iMac with Retina 5K display configurations.

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07:52
Fitness trackers are leaking lots of your data,...

Some of the more popular sports wearables don’t just let you track your fitness, they let other people track you.

That’s what Canadian researchers found when they studied fitness-tracking devices from eight manufacturers, along with their companion mobile apps.

All the devices studied except for the Apple Watch transmitted a persistent, unique Bluetooth identifier, allowing them to be tracked by the beacons increasingly being used by retail stores and shopping malls to recognize and profile their customers.

The revealing devices, the Basis Peak, Fitbit Charge HR, Garmin Vivosmart, Jawbone Up 2, Mio Fuse, Withings Pulse O2 and Xiaomi Mi Band, all make it possible for their wearers to be tracked using Bluetooth even when the device is not paired with or connected to a smartphone, the researchers said. Only the Apple device used a feature of the Bluetooth LE standard to generate changing MAC addresses to prevent tracking.

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07:31
T-Mobile ties Verizon for LTE speed supremacy in...

Verizon is still the LTE king among U.S. mobile carriers, but T-Mobile wants to be the heir apparent. That’s the main takeaway from the latest State of Mobile Networks: USA report from OpenSignal. The crowd-sourced mobile data company found that T-Mobile is closing in on AT&T in terms of nationwide coverage, and the “Un-carrier” is tied with Verizon for the 4G speed crown.

OpenSignal’s report pulls data from 180,000 people nationwide who have the company’s mobile app installed on their smartphone.

Can you hear T-Mobile now?
OpenSignal

OpenSignal’s data says that T-Mobile’s 4G coverage is now at 81 percent. That means that whenever users were connected, T-Mobile’s 4G customers received a 4G signal 81.2 percent of the time. Verizon...

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07:30
Rumor: iPad, iPhone, Apple Watch updates to be...

Apple will hold an event on Tuesday, March 15 and announce updates to the iPad, iPhone, and Apple Watch software, reports Mark Gurman at 9to5Mac

The company is expected to release a 4-inch iPhone (the “iPhone 5se”), the iPad Air 3, and new bands and software for the Apple Watch. Other rumors (or perhaps wishful thinking) has Apple rolling out new Apple Watches (as in hardware) and updated MacBooks. My crystal ball says the first is possible, but the second won’t happen until June when a major refresh of the entire Mac laptop line is announced at the Apple Worldwide Developer Conference.

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07:25
Opinion: Could the rumored twin-lens of the iPhone 7...

When Apple first made the move into larger-screen phones with the launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, there was only tiny difference between them in terms of features: the larger-screened model included optical image stabilization while the smaller one didn’t. This was likely driven simply by the practicality of fitting the technology into the larger device rather than any real intention to differentiate the two devices feature-wise.

But the rumors suggest that the iPhone 7 Plus may offer a dual-camera system, offering optical zoom, while the smaller iPhone 7 won’t. A fresh report today suggests that a number of camera lens makers have sent dual-lens samples to Apple for...

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07:21
Worldwide wearables device sales to grow 18.4% (...

The Forecast: Wearable Electronic Devices, Worldwide, 2016 report from Gartner, Inc. forecasts that 274.6 million wearable electronic devices will be sold worldwide in 2016, an increase of 18.4% from 232.0 million units in 2015. And theApple Watch and virtual reality/augmented reality will spur growth by almost one-fifth this year, according to the research group.

Sales of wearable electronic devices are predicted to generate revenue of $28.7 billion in 2016. Of that, $11.5 billion will be from smartwatches, and the Apple Watch is expected to do just fine.

"From 2015 through 2017, smartwatch adoption will have 48% growth largely due to Apple popularizing wearables as a lifestyle trend. Smartwatches have the greatest revenue potential among all wearables through 2019, reaching $17.5 billion," said Angela McIntyre, research director at...

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06:48
Soundcloud launches free ‘track stations’ on iOS...

Shortly after Apple’s decision to let free ad-supported iTunes Radio stations go away, Soundcloud today has introduced a new similar feature called Stations for free on its own music streaming platform. Users can launch a new track station based off of the current song they’re listening to and easily discover an endless stream of new music.

Soundcloud users no longer have to hunt for the next great song or worry about just playing what’s on their current Stream (Soundcloud’s equivalent of a timeline). This makes the music listening and discovery process much more smooth in general.

In initial testing, it appears that stations use a...

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06:47
News: Report: iPhone 5se, iPad Air 3 set for March...

Apple is looking to hold an event on March 15 to unveil a new iPhone, iPad Air, and Apple Watch band options, 9to5Mac reports, following a report last week that the new standard-sized iPad would be available in March, while also revealing that the rumored 4-inch iPhone model will debut at the same time. Sources suggest that the new “iPhone 5se” will include an A9 chip, improved cameras, Live Photos support, and Apple Pay, while mirroring…

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06:40
Rumor: Apple testing dual-lens camera modules from...

Taiwan's Largan Technology and camera lens makers in China and Japan have sent dual-lens camera samples to Apple for testing, aiming for inclusion in Apple's next Plus-sized iPhone, a report claimed on Tuesday.

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06:30
7 Swift 2 Enhancements iOS Devs Will Love

snydeq writes: InfoWorld's Paul Solt outlines how Apple has made good on Swift's emphasis on performance, approachability, and ease in its latest update, offering up seven worthwhile enhancements to Swift 2, along with code samples. 'Many of the enhancements to Swift, through both the Swift 2.0 update and subsequent Swift 2.1 update, have made the language more explicit and intentional, and in turns, Swift 2 code will be safer and easier to maintain for years to come (especially now that Swift is open source). New language constructs (keywords) in Swift 2 improve the readability of control flow — the order in which lines of code are executed. Thanks to these new keywords, collaborating on Swift code will be much more productive and efficient.'


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05:51
Apple eyes March 15 event for iPhone 5se, iPad Air 3...

Apple is currently aiming to unveil the new 4-inch the iPhone 5se, the iPad Air 3, and new Apple Watch band options at an event on Tuesday, March 15th, according to sources. We previously reported that Apple was on track to launch the new products during the week of March 14th. As the scheduled event is still a month-and-a-half away, the date could conceivably still shift or turn into an online announcement. The media event would be Apple’s first since September, and much like the fall event, is planned to touch on three major product categories for the company.

As we...

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05:44
Apple is (still) the world’s most valuable brand,...

Apple remains the world’s most valuable brand, up 14% to $145.9 billion, according to the latest Brand Finance rankings. However, the brand valuation and strategy consultancy says Disney is the “most powerful,” thanks to the record-breaking success of Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens.

Brands are evaluated to determine which are the most powerful (based on factors such familiarity, loyalty, promotion, marketing investment, staff satisfaction and corporate reputation) and which are most valuable and ranked in the Brand Finance Global 500.

Apple has maintained its dominance at the summit of the Global 500. Brand value is up 14%, thanks to the huge success of the iPhone 6 and recently released iPhone 6s. Revenue for fourth quarter of the fiscal year 2015 was a record-breaking $51.5 billion with profits at US$11.1 billion while revenues for the year were $233.7 billion. This huge surge is partly responsible for recent disappointing sales growth (the slowest since...

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05:29
'Knights and Bikes' is a charming co-op...

Every so often we'll spot a game in the bowels of Kickstarter which, despite all of the problems associated with crowdfunding, grabs our attention and won't let go. Knights and Bikes is one of those projects because, well, just look at the screenshot...

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05:09
Apple granted patent for detecting touch-free...

Apple was today granted a patent for detecting touch-free gestures at close range, the patent language suggesting that the approach could build on the capabilities of multi-touch and 3D touch to respond to fingers hovering close to an iPhone or iPad display, as well as use on keyboards and trackpads.

The patent describes using sensors similar to the proximity detectors used to disable accidental touch input on the iPhone screen when you’re holding the phone to your face during a call. Unlike longer-range gesture technologies like Kinect, the system would detect ‘hover events’ just above the surface of the screen …

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05:00
The fight for a third-best smartphone OS has been...

Enlarge / We've been watching smartphone operating systems burn out and fade away for the last year or two, and that's too bad. (credit: Andrew Cunningham)

A few days ago, BlackBerry CEO John Chen strongly implied that Android was the future of the company’s phones—he didn’t say BlackBerry 10 was finished, but future phones from the company are much more likely to resemble the not-entirely-awful BlackBerry Priv. Last week, Microsoft announced that Lumia sales had taken a big year-over-...

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05:00
Gadget Ogling: Babe-Friendly Smartwatches, Pretty...


If I were a parent, I assume I would have a strong opposition to giving a smartphone to an under-14 child of mine. Don't get me wrong. I would, I surmise, be all in favor of my offspring being able to tap into the Internet to explore, learn, and communicate. I'd also want my kid to be reachable at all times -- but, ideally, in a more-controlled way than by carrying a typical smartphone. The dokiWatch has 3G connectivity, voice and video calling, an emergency alert function, location tracking, fitness tracking and, of course, games.

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05:00
Like Santa’s bag, Tom Bihn's Cadet case holds...

Tom Bihn's Cadet is small, but you can pack a lot of stuff into it. How much stuff? How about a 12-inch MacBook, an iPhone 6, power cords for both, a few small accessories, earphones and a couple of magazines.

I admit that I was pushing it. My Cadet was bulging by the time I had all my tech gadgets and goodies crammed in. You may not want to have your case bursting at the seam, but this item -- another topnotch offering from Tom Bihn -- is like Santa's bag: it's a lot more spacious than it looks.

The Cadet comes in sizes for a variety of Apple products ranging from the iPad Air to the 15-inch MacBook Pro. Using two clips, the bottom edge of the case attaches to two vertical pieces of webbing sewn into the Cadet. When passing through a TSA checkpoint, you can slide your iOS or OS X device (still in its protective Cadet Cache) out of the Cadet for X-ray inspection; the electronic device...

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04:30
BT's updated TV app has an on-demand section...

Like the UK's other big TV providers, BT offers customers an app that lets them manage their YouView+ set-top box and access some of the content they pay for when they're away from the living-room flatscreen. The service formally known as BT TV Every...

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04:14
suitX launches lightweight and affordable exoskeleton

suitX, the robotics company out of University of California, Berkeley's Human Engineering Lab has launched its first exoskeleton after years of development. It's called Phoenix, a relatively lightweight and affordable device that can help people with...

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04:00
Sid Meier’s Railroads! is fun, but may disappoint...

Sid Meier’s Railroads! (published by Feral Interactive and developed by Firaxis games) it’s a "re-imagining" of Railroad Tycoon on the Mac. If you haven't followed the Railroad series, you'll enjoy the game, though longtime Railroad Tycoon fans may be disappointed. 

For better or worse, the re-imagining caters to the casual gamer. It's a more playful, if shallower, gaming experience than its predecessors. Play is entirely intuitive, though it lacks the complexity and challenges of Railroad Tycoon and Railroad Tycoon 2. For example, there's no campaign mode. Laying track is so easy there's little challenge. There's no map or scenario editor. 

On the other hand, Railroad Tycoon 3 went off the rails with its overcomplicated features. Railroads! attempts to rectify this with vibrant graphics, good use of music and even a real manual. Plus, you can change the look of your trains if you wish.

Railroads! gets back to basics,...

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03:30
The 10 Mac games you need to play from January 2016

January's Mac games

Did you check out our picks for the can’t-miss Mac games of 2015? We hope so, because 2016 didn’t wait to start unleashing a killer selection of new games to fall in love with. The first few weeks of the year have already delivered several games that players are obsessing over and gleefully dissecting, and we have them all profiled here for your perusal. 

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03:12
Politician rallying against SWATting falls victim...

Writing about SWATting victims is as depressing as writing about data breaches, but this is the future we live in. In regards to the former, the politician who's come out strongest against the potentially deadly prank found herself on the receiving e...

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00:29
Apple patents hover-sensing multitouch display

After the release of 3D Touch force-sensing input on iPhone 6s, Apple continues its push for the perfect input technology, most recently winning a patent that uses inline proximity sensors to detect non-contact hover gestures.

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Monday February 1

22:00
This week's sponsor: WinningWP

This week, we’re proud to have a new sponsor for Apple World Today — WinningWP.

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21:11
Poll: What rumored 2016 Apple product excites you...

If early indications are anything to go by, 2016 looks to be a relatively big year for Apple. After an ‘s’ year of iPhone upgrades, no new iPad Air model, and the original Apple Watch hardware going on two years of age, there is huge potential for the company to impress users and investors alike. We’ve already seen a handful of leaks and rumors pointing to possible releases for Apple this year, which makes us wonder: What rumored 2016 Apple product excites you the most?

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19:08
attorney age of wushu taels is also analyzing 's

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Switzerland's district attorney age of wushu taels is also analyzing 's prize of the 2018 and 2022 finals to France and to Qatar, a little, wealthy desert country with no actual football tradition.

The ethics committee said it had not discovered evidence that the transaction, created at once when Blatter was looking for re-election, constituted a offer, which meant the men were spared prospective lifetime prohibits. http://www.vgolds.com

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17:50
Analyst: Apple may decrease its use of Amazon cloud...

In a note to clients — as noted by Barron’s — Morgan Stanley analyst Brain Nowak says Apple may decrease its use of Amazon’s AWS cloud computing services.

AWS is a collection of web series that make up a cloud-computing platform offered by Amazon. These services operate from 12 geographical regions[ across the world. Amazon markets AWS as a service to provide large computing capacity more quickly and more cheaply than a client company building an actual physical server farm.

Map showing the approximate geographical regions used by Amazon Web Services.

Nowak notes that Apple has announced three data center openings over the next two years -- a “command center” for its global data centers in Mesa, Arizona (planned opening in 2016) and one data center each in Ireland and Denmark (planned opening in 2017). 

“In total, we estimate Apple is building approximately 2.5 million square feet of data...

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16:35
Apple predicted to abandon Amazon Web Services for...

Morgan Stanley analyst Brian Nowak believes Apple is considering drawing down its reliance, or altogether dumping, Amazon Web Services in favor of an in-house solution, though the shift might take two years.

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16:29
How CGI and old-school trickery created two towering...

CNET:

At the heart of the film, acclaimed British actor Hardy plays twin brothers Reggie and Ronnie Kray, notorious real-life gangsters who ruled the London underworld in the 1960s by killing and robbing, while also rubbing shoulders with celebrities in the nightclubs they owned. Although the film’s story could be more focused, Hardy is captivating — and justly award-winning — in the twin roles.

“I read the script as if it was going to be two actors playing Reggie and Ronnie,” said Pope. “It came as a huge surprise to me that they had signed Tom Hardy up to play both roles! From being a fairly straightforward narrative, it turned into an extremely technically challenging production.”

I’ve seen this film and the performance by Hardy is made all the more incredible by the visual effects.

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16:27
∞ 66 (old) movie dance scenes mashup

Another amazing mash up. The editing skills of these guys are incredible. And the addition of the “Uptown Funk” song is brilliant.

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15:15
New dating app used your Instagram's #...

Toward the end of last year, a new meme surfaced on Instagram to help users find and share a grid of their nine most-liked Instagram pictures. Now that same service thinks Instagram users can use those nine photos to find a hot date.

BuzzFeed is reporting that the company behind the #2015bestnine Instagram meme has released a new dating app called Nine. This app relied on the #2015bestnine meme going viral to drive the number of early sign-ups to a then-mysterious app to “match with other Instagrammers.” Except it wasn’t clear that it would be a Tinder-style dating app.

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14:52
Zenwalk 8 Beta Led Me Down a Rocky Road


Zenwalk is a Linux distro that seems to be in a state of flux. I took a gamble with the Zenwalk 8.0 beta edition, released last month, after several colleagues raved about its improvements. Chalk that up to potentially bad advice. It's not that Zenwalk is a bad distro. It is an uncooperative and strange experience. With all the options available, a lot can be said about not having to struggle with a problematic OS version. The announcement for the upcoming version 8 release prompted some good vibes. I should have tempered my expectations.

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14:45
AWT News Update: February 1, 2016

It's a slow, sleepy and snowy February day with just a little news about Apple today:

  • Don't look now, but Alphabet is about to take over Apple's spot as the world's most valuable company
  • The NHL 7.0 app for iOS is out now (and on Apple TV, too), and it's AWESOME!
  • Just one model of the iPad -- the iPad Pro -- sold more units in the holiday quarter than all models of the Microsoft Surface
  • The FCC has granted approval for Verizon and Qualcomm to begin testing of LTE-U

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14:40
Google surpasses Apple as world's most valuable...

After beating Wall Street expectations for the fourth quarter of 2015, Google umbrella company Alphabet usurped Apple as the most valuable company in the world on Monday in after hours trading.

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14:30
Google posts record profits, highlights Alphabet...

Google just turned in some amazing quarterly numbers.

Alphabet, Google’s holding company, reported its fourth quarter earnings on Monday, the first ever in two segments, with separate figures its core business and its motley moonshots.

Google altogether beat expectations, reporting net revenue, minus partner site payout, of $17.3 billion on $8.67 earnings per share. Wall Street was looking for something around $16.9 billion on $8.10 in profit.

More important to Wall Street’s concerns, Google was able to show a meaty profit margin, especially when its costly venture projects are stripped away.

As such, the profit margin rose, though not by much. For this quarter, Google’s operating income was $6.7 billion for a margin of 32%. For the same quarter...

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14:12
Alphabet has surpassed Apple to become the most...

Alphabet’s just-released Q4 earnings has seen its stock price rise in after hours trading, resulting in the Mountain View-based company passing Apple to become the most valuable company in the world. The company’s market capitalization was $517.6 billion at close, and while the price is still fluctuating after hours, Alphabet’s market cap will be over $540 billion tomorrow if these prices hold…

At market’s close, GOOG Class C stock was trading at $752, but immediately shot up to $813, an 8% jump. It is currently trading just shy of $800. Apple has held the title of most valuable company in the world since overtaking Exxon Mobil in 2011. In the weeks leading up to earnings season, however, many speculated that Alphabet could take the...

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14:09
How-To: Keep up with the 2016 U.S. presidential...

Today marks the official kick off of Americans deciding who will be the next President of the United States with the Iowa caucuses taking place tonight. So without stepping into partisan territory, I wanted to share a few helpful tips for keeping up with the whole election season using your iPhone, iPad, or Mac.

Calendar

First up is a classic calendar tip for following exactly when and where everyone will be voting across the country. Some states hold caucuses while other states hold primaries, different parties often vote on different days, and U.S. territories (not just states) make the calendar.

The easiest way to keep track of when everyone votes and where is to subscribe to a calendar that already has all of this information. ...

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14:06
FCC allows LTE-U network testing through Verizon,...

A faster cellular network architecture is en route for your iOS device.

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

Qualcomm will now be able to test LTE-U hardware at two Verizon facilities. The firms are among those arguing that LTE-U can be more efficient than regular LTE and won’t interfere with Wi-Fi.

The FCC has apparently invited both Qualcomm and Verizon to demonstrate LTE-U and Wi-Fi operating without conflict in their testing. The technology could also thereotically interfere with other devices using unlicensed spectrum, but Wi-Fi is the most serious issue, given its ubiquity.

Qualcomm has express its concern with the FCC’s choice, but a...

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14:00
Notable apps and app updates for Feb. 1, 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 Mac OS X and iOS.

Mac OS X Apps/Updates

Mosa Motion Graphics has introduced Green Screen Pro 1.0 for OS X. It’s a helper app that brings 3D and 2D motion effects to iMovie and Final Cut Pro users. 

You can drag and drop into any video project. With its library of 100+ green screen CGI clips, anyone can create amazing transition animations, knock-off animations of iPhone, YouTube, FaceBook, Instagram and more.

Green Screen Pro 1.0 costs $9.99 and requires Mac OX 10.9 or later. It’s available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Video category. All clips are royalty free, license prohibits resale.

Reggie Ashworth...

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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
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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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