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Monday May 23

10:28
News: Apple releases first developer betas for iOS 9...

Apple has released the first betas for iOS 9.3.3 and tvOS 9.2.2 to developers today. Both betas are likely to be minor updates; we’ll update if there are any major findings. Apple just released iOS 9.3.2 and tvOS 9.2.1 to the public one week ago....

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10:23
Spotify matches Apple Music with improved $15 Family...

Looking to hold onto its dominance in the music streaming space, Spotify on Monday launched an upgraded Family plan, matching similar ones from Apple Music and Google Play.

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10:02
Study: still plenty of room for growth for the use...

New data from the Local Search Association — as noted by MediaPost — says that about 56% of smartphone, mobile phone or tablet users who access the Internet don’t use voice-enabled assistants. The study is based on data from 2015.

Of those that do use voice-enabled assistants, 22% access Apple Siri; 2%, Microsoft Cortana; 1%, HTC Hidi; 6%, Samsung S Voice; 1%, LG Voice Mate; and 18%, Google Voice Search, according to LSA, a not-for-profit industry association of media companies, agencies and technology providers who help businesses market to local consumers.

The study found that laptops and desktops were the most widely used devices for conducting searching — at 65% and 58%, respectively....

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09:54
New forecast has 2016 iPhone production reaching a...

Hold on! Perhaps Apple isn’t doomed after all. Taiwan’s Economic Daily — as noted by Barron’s said Apple had asked its suppliers to produce 72 to 78 million new iPhones by the end of the year, the highest production target in about two years. The street had expected only 65 million iPhone 7s to be produced this year.

According to the Taiwan newspaper, Hon Hai Precision Technology will remain the key assembler for the “iPhone 7” and Pegatron Corp. will be involved in the assembly process too. Both companies are expected to gain more market share this year, as they participate in dual camera, glass casing components production in addition to being assemblers.

One of the most unique iPhone cases you'll ever see: X-Doria...

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09:37
Spotify's family plan goes toe-to-toe with...

Spotify is still the top music streaming service, but it may be feeling the heat from better family deals on Apple Music and Google Play. Spotify announced on Monday that its $15-per-month family plan will match those of Apple Music and Google Play by offering six individual premium accounts for the package price.

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09:35
Spotify matches Apple Music’s family plan

Spotify has upgraded its family plan, now allowing up to six Premium accounts per family for $14.99 a month. The new plan is a direct match to Apple Music’s family plan — which Google Play also matched back in December — and is a dramatic improvement over Spotify’s old family offering, which would’ve cost users $30 a month for family of five (there was no six-person plan available before today).

Smart move.

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09:35
Xiaomi Revenues Were Flat in 2015

Scott Cendrowski, reporting for Fortune: Xiaomi, the Chinese smartphone maker and second highest-valued startup in the world at $45 billion, barely grew sales at all last year. Revenue for 2015 reached 78 billion yuan ($12.5 billion), a 5% rise from 2014's 74.3 billion yuan. Taking into account the falling value of the Chinese currency, the yuan, sales rose 3% in U.S. dollar terms. Xiaomi has been mum about the 2015 sales total since founder Lei Jun gave a revenue target of 100 billion yuan ($16 billion at the time) at a government meeting in March last year. Flat sales growth represents a dramatic change of fortune for Xiaomi, which until recently appeared to be enjoying the momentum befitting China's hottest startup. It was coming off sales growth of 135% in 2014, and in early 2015 founder Lei Jun said at a press conference that Xiaomi's new smartphone was even better than Apple's iPhone. However the phone, the Mi Note, amassed early user complaints about hot temperatures and...

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09:30
Apple offers to replace Maine school’s iPads with...

Before Auburn decided what to do, the district surveyed grades seven through 12 students and teachers, Auburn School Department Technology Director Peter Robinson told the Auburn School Committee on Wednesday night.

The results were overwhelmingly in favor of laptops: 88.5 percent of teachers and 74 percent of students favored them over iPads.

Interesting that iPads showed great success in lower grades, but the schools said “iPads have shortcomings for older students.”

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09:23
Final Cut Server Subscription Broken for Assets

Forums: FCS WorkflowsTags: Final Cut Server

Hi Guys

I have a bit of a problem with a Final Cut Server deployment and I am hoping someone can throw me a couple of hints to try to get past the problem I am having with Subscriptions in a clients Final Cut Server system that is about 4 years old now.

The trouble is I am trying to edit and also create new subscription for metadata to trigger when an asset field value is changed, however when I try and edit this in the FInal Cut Server backend (system prefs>final cut server>subscriptions) and also inside fcsvr>administrator>configuration>subscriptions the values do not appear for existing and also for new subscriptions for assets that is already configured.. or new ones I am creating. The...

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09:04
TuneIn to Radio Stations Worldwide, Plus Sports and...

The Internet service and mobile app TuneIn gives you access to radio stations around the world so you can listen to music, news, sports, and talk shows for free. It also offers podcasts, and, for a monthly fee, audiobooks and live sports coverage.

 

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08:17
Apple pulls iOS 9.3.2 update for 9.7-inch iPad Pro,...

Well, this is a bit of a mess.

As of Friday, Apple has effectively pulled the iOS 9.3.2 update for the 9.7-inch iPad Pro.

The company has promised that a fix is in the works, albeit some users complained that the update effectively “bricked” their tablets in some cases while others were able to install the update without issue.

Upon attempting to install the update, affected iPad Pro units displayed an “Error 56” message, which Apple identifies as a generic hardware effort. Early reports suggested there was no immediate workaround other than taking the tablet to an Apple Store for help or a replacement.

After pulling the update on Friday, Apple issued a statement stating it is working on a fix for the bug, which it claims affected “a small...

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08:00
Rumor: Next-gen iPhones could see antenna redesign,...

It looks like you might get the 256GB iPhone you’ve been hankering for.

Late last week, a leaked image corroborated a previous rumor that Apple may be offering a 256GB storage tier for the next-gen iPhone.

In addition to showing a dual-camera module, a series of Weibo images claim to show a 256GB memory chip, suggesting that Apple for the first time will introduce a higher storage variant with the iPhone 7 lineup. What’s notable, though, is that the images show 16GB, 64GB, and 256GB chips, perhaps implying that the 128GB model will be replaced all together with the new 256GB model. Judging by this leak, however, the 16GB model is here to stay.

The 256GB component leak lends credence that Apple could introduce this new storage capacity to...

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07:19
Spotify's New Family Plan Is Cheaper, $14.99...

An anonymous reader writes: Spotify on Monday announced some changes to its family plan subscriptions, allowing them to use Spotify Premium for $14.99 per month and get six different Spotify accounts and profiles. This is the exact same deal as the one you can get on Apple Music today. Spotify is just making sure you're not going to move your entire family over to Apple Music for pricing reasons. The company introduced family plans back in 2014. At the time, it was one of the first subscription services with family plans. You could get 50 percent off extra Spotify accounts. So it would cost you $14.99 for two accounts, $19.99 for three accounts, $19.99 for four accounts, etc. For big families with at least three accounts, the new Spotify family plan is cheaper. For singles and couples, it's the same price.


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07:12
Spotify feels the heat from Apple Music, matches 6-...

Spotify is clearly feeling the competition from Apple Music, and is now matching the Cupertino company’s family deal of $14.99 per month for up to six family members. This literally halves the cost of Spotify’s previous family membership, as well as extending it from five to six people …

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Filed under: Apple Music Tagged: Apple Music, Music, Spotify, Spotify Family Membership, Streaming Music...

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06:55
News: More iPhone 7 leaks surface, protruding camera...

Another alleged iPhone 7 leak from Chinese social network Weibo shows a more refined, similar design to past leaks and schematics (via Nowhereelse.fr), with a protruding circular camera on the rear shell. Antenna lines are also seen once more at the top and bottom of the device. The new leak, however, doesn’t match another recent leak which featured two holes between the camera and the flash. There’s also no Smart Connector seen on the…

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06:36
Patent trollin’: Corydoras Technologies sues Apple...

Another day, another lawsuit. A Texas “patent troll” dubbed Corydoras Technologies that first sued Samsung in March is now suing Apple with a series of patents that they acquired from Japan which they claim are "presumed valid,” reports Patently Apple

The company claims that 20 iPhone and iPad models infringe on their patents in respect to cameras, call blocking, FaceTime calling and more. Corydoras Technologies filed as a Domestic Limited Liability Company (LLC) in the State of Texas on Friday, Dec. 29, 2006. A LLC isn’t a corporation; it is a legal form of a company that provides limited liability to its owners in many jurisdictions. 

A patent troll is an individual or an organization that purchases and holds patents for unscrupulous purposes such as stifling competition or launching patent infringement suits. In...

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06:26
Apple's Tim Cook is third on Adweek’s ‘The...

Apple CEO Tim Cook placed in Adweek’s second annual “The Power List,” trailing Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook and Larry Page, co-founder of Google’s Alphabet.

To assemble The Power List, AdWeek — which covers breaking news and trends in media, marketing, advertising and technology — “considered the profiles and results of global corporate titans, taking into account such criteria as company value, revenue and revenue growth, market performance, consumer reach and affinity, their standing among rivals, the number of employees overseen, key acquisitions and partnerships, industry accolades and media buzz.” 

Here’s what Adweek has to say about Cook: “Lately, Apple's shiny reputation has been tarnished. Following four...

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06:17
Pop artist’s lawsuit against Apple is dismissed by a...

A lawsuit filed by pop artist Romero Britto against Apple and a design firm claiming misuse of his distinctive images and colorful style has been dismissed, report the Miami Herald. Miami federal court documents show the 2015 lawsuit was dropped last week. No details were provided, but all parties will pay their own costs, notes the Herald.

In April 2015 Britto sued Apple for using Craig & Karl artwork in its "Start Something New" ad campaign. He claimed the ad campaign mimicked the design style that he's famous for.

Apple used a Craig & Karl image featuring a patchwork hand on a bright yellow background on one of the iPads in the graphics used to promote the "Start Something New" campaign. There was even a profile of Craig & Karl on Apple's describing how the image was made on an iPad Air 2 using iOS apps. 

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06:09
Some Maine schools choosing to replace iPads with...

The "post-PC era" may not be here just yet (assuming it comes at all). For example: after hearing students and teachers “overwhelmingly” say iPads are used to play games in class, while laptops are better for schoolwork, Auburn and other districts in Maine are offering to replace the Apple tablets with laptops such as MacBooks, reports the Lewiston-Auburn Sun Journal.

The department and Apple are calling it a “refresh” and are making the swap at no extra charge. Laptops and iPads ordered in 2013 can be returned for new MacBook Airs, which cost less than the Apple laptops three years ago according to the Journal. The article adds that schools who do prefer iPads can also opt to get the latest versions of the tablets. 

Before Auburn decided what to do, the district surveyed grades seven through 12 students and teachers, Auburn School...

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06:01
Mac: Bloop Airmail 3 for Mac

On the heels of last month’s Airmail for iOS update, Bloop has now released Airmail 3.0 for the Mac ($10), bringing it closer to feature parity with the iOS version, with a whole collection of improvements. If you like to heavily configure and customize your email experience or are a power user that likes to integrate your email with a ton of third-party apps, then Airmail is definitely the email app for you, and the new features in version 3 add many of the little things missing from the prior version, making the experience even better.

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06:00
News: Daily Deal: ZeroLemon 64GB iMemStick

In our iLounge Deal for today, you can pick up the ZeroLemon 64GB iMemStick for only $79.99 — that’s 60% off the regular price. This MFi-certified portable storage device lets you easily transfer files between your various devices without needing to resort to wireless connections, providing an additional 64GB of storage to keep your movies, videos, and music files. You can play audio and video files directly from the iMemStick or backup your…

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05:00
The highly recommend Neato Botvac did a bang-up job...

Neato’s Wi-Fi enabled Botvac Connected robot vacuum can be controlled with your Apple Watch. That’s cool, but it’s only one of the cool things about this robo-vacummer, which can be controlled from Apple and Android smartwatches. 

The Botvac Connected was tested for two weeks in a large carpeted auditorium at Northside Church in Nashville, TN, with 72 large benches for seating. Anyone who has vacuumed a large auditorium with benches knows the challenges of the job. Most vacuums are too big to move between the benches and the time required to complete the job is extensive.

 

The Botvac Connected comes well packaged; we (Yours Truly and the Northside staff) were instantly impressed with the quality of the machine. Setup was simple and straightforward. The Botvac performed extremely well, moving quietly between...

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04:38
No Email Issue on 30 May 2016 for Memorial Day

We’re taking a brief break from building an email issue of TidBITS next week in honor of the Memorial Day holiday in the United States, so look for the next issue in your mailbox on 6 June 2016.

 

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04:32
Apple & Maine Dept of Education swapping out...

Apple and the Maine Department of Education are swapping out iPads for MacBooks after a survey found that students and teachers alike favored laptops for older students. The deal means that there will be no additional cost to schools for exchanging the devices, reports the Lewiston-Auburn Sun Journal.

Auburn School Department Technology Director Peter Robinson said that the success of iPads in primary grades had make them look like the right choice at the time, but they have turned out to be less than ideal for older students …

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Filed under: iOS Devices Tagged: Apple in schools,...

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04:30
The Atelier Folio is a classy sleeve for MacBooks on...

WaterField Designs has yet to disappoint me with one of its products. This includes the elegant, leather Atelier Folio for the 2016 rev of the 12-inch MacBook (though it works just fine with the 2015 model).

At $109, the laptop sleeve is pricey, but you’re paying for value. It’s made of “heirloom quality” leather laptop sleeve that’s custom fit to the teeny laptop’s dimensions. It also cradles the MacBook leather cut by WaterField’s artisans from one hide. It’s designed to model to the laptop over time for a perfect fit.

The interior of the cognac-colored Atelier Folio — comprised of red Ultrasuede scratch-free microfiber — offers a modicum of protection for the laptop’s frame. The laptop sleeve closes with a magnetic snap to keep the MacBook from escaping. 

If you mainly use the laptop at home or at the office, you can find less expensive sleeves. However, if you and...

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03:54
Apple hit with dumbest patent troll claims yet: ‘...

Patent trolls – companies that buy old patents purely to sue companies for claimed infringements – love to get their hands on very generic patents, as those give them the maximum number of possible targets. But Texas-based Corydoras Technologies LLC wins the prize for the dumbest claims yet against Apple. It is alleging, among other things, that the iPhone infringes its patents by making phone calls and sending emails …

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Filed under: AAPL Company, iOS Devices Tagged: Corydoras Technologies LLC, iPad, iPhone,...

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03:00
Deal of the Day: ProXPN VPN Lifetime Subscription 89...

For true Internet safety and privacy, there's probably nothing better to use than a virtual private network (VPN). Think of a VPN as a highly secure encrypted tunnel through which your data travels; nobody can "sniff" unencrypted data from your Mac or iPad when you're using public Wi-Fi, and if you're being blocked from visiting a site because you're in the "wrong country," VPNs can be used to get around the geo-blocking. For the next few days, the Apple World Today Deal Shop has a big deal for you -- a lifetime premium subscription to ProXPN VPN for just  $39

What does ProXPN VPN provide? 

  • Unlimited traffic bandwidth
  • Fast worldwide access to proXPN’s full service network
  • Secure Wi-Fi connection w/ a masked IP address, even on public networks...
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02:49
Purported photos of iPhone 7 back show beveled...

Via Weibo, the above image is claimed to be a real photo of an actual iPhone 7 back, not a mockup or case. Most interestingly in this picture is the new rear camera — it appears to be bevelled and protrude outwards. The camera is also aligned differently compared to current iPhones; it is positioned closer to the top-left corner. The camera hole also appears to be slightly larger than the current 12 megapixel shooter in the iPhone 6s. Unfortunately, people hoping for the camera bump to go away will be disappointed with this leak, as it suggests the bump will continue to be a part of iPhone design for at least another year.

On the positive side, the new design of the camera does suggest that substantial improvements to photo and video quality are on the cards. Whether the image...

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02:48
Undersecretary of nine appeared somewhere in the...

Forums: HardwareTags: it's a little kidnapping Bag previous performance

Nintendo 3DS is going to steal my time! Follow on Twitter superkyol Kyle. 'Fate: Where can I find a dealer strange XUR this week. The end of the week in the world of destiny, and that means XUR, Undersecretary of nine appeared somewhere in the tower. But instead of players scape pore over every inch of the land Haven. We have the full scoop on where to find XUR what items you have to sell these week.Unlike last week, when it was hidden XUR well off the beaten track in the vicinity of one of the factions and the fate of supplies, Undersecretary of nine actually very easy to detect.

Just enter the room Guardian forefront and it's right outside. For clarity,...

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02:42
requiring Drake somewhere.

Forums: Hardware

It is advisable to give Bruce Straley and Neil Druckmann considering leading this project as well.More art graphics of Naughty Dog can be seen on the internet in the core of the exhibition, which is also holding the 30th Anniversary tribute Naughty Dog in Alhambra, California. The exhibition began on 27 September 2014 and was completed on 12 October, so if you want to get a closer look at the exhibition has to offer before the publication of the book, it's time.

Yesterday Anonymous 4 entries chief designer Kurt Margenau outside PS4 improve the image of the new bearer of Nathan Drake. Deadman Mode Gold While the image was taken from TV (you can see a lot of things to think), Drake has a lot of details this time. He looked older, rougher and less like a man who was crazy, right?! Drake got used to it. However,...

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Sunday May 22

20:33
Skype 7.28

Enables you to start a call or a text chat from the dock icon. (Free, 43.7 MB)

 

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16:32
OmniOutliner 4.5.3

Fixes a couple of instances of crashes. ($49.99 new, free update, 24.2 MB)

 

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16:32
Parallels Desktop 11.2

Adds a new Developer Settings pane for managing automatic updates in virtual machines ($79.99 new for standard edition, $99.99 annual subscription for Pro/Business Edition, free update, 294 MB)

 

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16:30
How the Pentagon Punished NSA Whistleblowers

10 years before Edward Snowden's leak, an earlier whistle-blower on NSA spying "was fired, arrested at dawn by gun-wielding FBI agents, stripped of his security clearance, charged with crimes that could have sent him to prison for the rest of his life, and all but ruined financially and professionally," according to a new article in The Guardian. "The only job he could find afterwards was working in an Apple store in suburban Washington, where he remains today... The supreme irony? In their zeal to punish Drake, these Pentagon officials unwittingly taught Snowden how to evade their clutches when the 29-year-old NSA contract employee blew the whistle himself."

But today The Guardian reveals a new story about John Crane, a senior official at the Department of Defense "who fought to provide fair treatment for whistleblowers such as Thomas Drake -- until Crane himself was forced out of his job and became a whistleblower as well..." Crane told me how senior Defense Department...

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16:23
Google I/O 2016: Android's failure to innovate...

Rather than focusing on the incremental innovation needed to win back the attention of enterprise users and premium consumers, Google's vision for Android this year has again leapt in new directions which appear even less attainable. Android's scattered, imitative strategies du jour are resulting in a platform that looks a lot like Apple's--albeit the very unsuccessful Apple of the mid 90s.

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15:12
This 54-year-old custodian just graduated from the...

Someone hand me a tissue. I think I’ve got something in my eye.

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14:25
Outlandish 'iPhone 7' chassis shell...

A set of highly questionable photos posted to the web on Saturday supposedly show an "iPhone 7" rear casing sporting a quad-speaker array and vertically arranged rear camera, microphone and True Tone flash module, both hallmark design features seen on Apple's 9.7-inch iPad Pro.

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11:47
iPhone 7 case leak indicates a total of 4 speaker...

An unusual iPhone 7 leak is making the rounds today, showing some changes that have not be seen before. An Italian case manufacturer is showing a potential chassis design that features ‘four speakers’ and new layout for the rear camera and flash, including a hole for a larger aperture (via NowhereElse). As pictured, there are two speaker grilles cut into the top of the case and another two grilles on the bottom side.

This is not corroborating with previous leaks, that showed an iPhone 7 design near identical to the existing iPhone 6s. The rearrangement of the flash is particularly unusual although the larger camera hole has been suggested by previous leaks. As expected, the case leaks do not include holes for a 3.5 mm headphone jack which is rumored to be going away for the iPhone 7 — Apple will rely on Lightning connector and Bluetooth wireless headphones...

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11:15
How to free up space on your iPhone without deleting...

Running out of space on your iPhone can be extremely frustrating. Whether you're looking to install a cool app recommended by friends or want to add to your photo collection, being limited by a lack of space is exasperating to say the least. Instead of deleting files and apps, though, there are a few simple ways to free up space on your iPhone to make room for new data.

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10:54
A response to the Yellowstone bison incident from an...

First of all, I’m embarrassed that the idiots who did this were Canadian. Secondly, if you have to go out in the woods (and I don’t recommend it), please be aware you are the visitor/intruder and leave it the same way you found it. That includes not physically interacting with the animals you come across.

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07:00
Inhabitat's Week in Green: Self-driving Uber...

The self-driving cars are coming: This week Uber unveiled its first autonomous vehicle, while Google patented a sticky "fly paper" car hood that could protect pedestrians caught in self-driving car crashes. Los Angeles celebrated the completion of it...

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05:15
Wristband that measures alcohol levels wins US...

BACtrack is a San Francisco company known for making breathalyzers for both law enforcement and ordinary people. But it won the $200,000 grand prize at a National Institutes of Health-sponsored competition for a different kind of blood alcohol monito...

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03:45
Six machines that build a better world

By Cat DiStasio

When it comes to construction, technology can go a long way toward making building projects faster, more economical and safer. Robots that can alleviate back-breaking manual labor and cut down on injuries are a welcome addition to wo...

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Saturday May 21

23:05
Second 'The Division' update raises the...

Ubisoft and Massive Entertainment are willing to try quite a few things to keep you coming back to The Division, but their latest approach is particularly direct: they're upping the ante. Ubi has revealed that its second free update, Conflict, will i...

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20:42
The Milwaukee Bucks fell prey to a phishing email...

Just because you're part of a major league sports team doesn't mean you're immune to internet fraudsters. The Milwaukee Bucks have confirmed that they fell victim to a phishing scam that compromised the basketball team's financial data. After recei...

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19:32
Inside Moog's Minimoog Model D synth factory at...

When Moogfest kicked off in North Carolina this week, the company announced that the iconic Minimoog Model D was going back into production during the festival. What's more, the analog synths are being assembled on-site at the event right in the midd...

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18:05
Google I/O 2016: Android's Instant Apps seek to...

Google's Android installed base has long suffered a major problem with fragmentation at the OS API level, due to the fact that licensees continue shipping low end phones paired with old versions of Android. Here's what the company is ostensibly doing to address that in a new project introduced at its I/O 2016 conference: Instant Apps.

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18:04
Watch NASA inflate the space station's...

It's almost time for the ISS crew to begin testing the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM). On Thursday, May 26th, BEAM will be inflated to reach its full size, and you can watch it live on NASA TV, starting at 5:30AM EDT. BEAM was ferried to t...

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16:39
Google I/O 2016: Android deployment rate slips...

Over the last year, the pace of Google's Android deployment, already very slow, actually rolled backward by 20 percent over the previous year. Google is leading Android and Chrome toward stagnant beleaguerment.

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12:19
Apple's Tim Cook talks retail, manufacturing,...

As anticipated, Apple CEO Tim Cook met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday, talking about issues such as retail stores, manufacturing, and app development, according to reports.

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10:53
Tim Cook meets with Indian Prime Minister Narendra...

Apple CEO Tim Cook laid out his company’s plans for the vast Indian market in a meeting Saturday with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who in turn sought Apple’s support for his “Digital India” initiative focusing on e-education, health and increasing farmers’ incomes.

It’s fine that India ask for help from Apple, but the country is going to have to give something too—you can’t ban Apple from selling used iPhones and then ask them for help.

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10:09
Hyperloop Dreams Are Getting Real


The Hyperloop -- the high-speed transportation concept Elon Musk has promoted heavily -- is edging closer to becoming a reality. Russia plans to develop a Hyperloop network for freight transportation, the country's transport minister announced Friday. MIT last week unveiled its Hyperloop Pod, a prototype of its award-winning design concept intended for human travelers. Hyperloop One recently announced $80 million in Series B financing and demonstrated its groundbreaking technology. When completed, its system will be able to transport passengers from Los Angeles to San Francisco in half an hour.

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09:52
Tim Cook meets with Indian PM Modi, talks...

As part of his tour throughout India, Apple CEO Tim Cook met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi this past week to discuss the company’s plans in the country. This isn’t the first time the two have met, but this meeting comes as Foxconn is planning a manufacturing plant in India while Apple plans to open two new establishments, as well as three retail stores.

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Filed under: AAPL Company Tagged: Apple, India...

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09:49
This week’s top stories: iPhone 7 leaks, iTunes 12.4...

In this week’s top stories we break down the latest iPhone 7 leaks, the new iTunes 12.4 release, Tim Cook’s trip to India & much more. Head below for the usual roundup of handy links to all of this week’s most shared stories:

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Filed under: AAPL Company, Apps, iOS Tagged: India, interview, iOS, iPhone 7, iTunes 12.4, OS X, retail,...

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09:12
10 reasons to seriously consider the 2016 Retina...

Yesterday, I bought a 12″ MacBook, and after playing with it for 10 minutes, I immediately knew that I made the right decision. 24 hours later, I’m convinced that this is the best laptop for me, and a much better portable workhorse than something like a 12.9″ iPad Pro. Here are 10 reasons why you should consider going with a MacBook if you’re in the market for something powerful, yet portable. more…

Filed under: Mac Tagged: 12" MacBook, Mac, Mac OS X, MacBook, Opinion, OS X, Retina Display,...

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08:40
Latest iPhone 7 Plus component leak shows dual-...

Earlier this week, we saw a leaked image appear showing the 4.7-inch model and its potential support for laser auto focus. It’s been rumored for a while now that the iPhone 7 Plus, however, will see even more camera updates with a new dual-camera setup on the back. In March, leaked images emerged claiming to show the alleged dual-camera module and now a new leak from Weibo has emerged corroborating the earlier images and showing potential for a 256GB storage tier (via Steven Hemmerstoffer).

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06:30
Notable apps and app updates for May 21, 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.

iOS Apps/Updates for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

WITLS Games has debuted Rescue Birds - Slingshot and Power Balls 1.0. In the 3D action game, your goal is to rescue captured birds by breaking cages with a slingshot and different power balls. Rescue Birds is free, but does offer in-app purchases.

Ivanovich Games has launched Cosmic Challenge 1.0. In the free game you must master different space ships and move forward to new levels and scenarios as you race against a variety of opponents.

RT Teknika has introduced...

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06:29
Ask Slashdot: Can You Have A Smart Home That's...

With the announcement of Google Home on Wednesday, one anonymous Slashdot reader asks a timely question about cloud-based "remote control" services that feed information on your activities into someone else's advertising system:

In principle, this should not be the case, but it is in practice. So how hard is it, really, to do 'home automation' without sending all your data to Google, Samsung, or whoever -- just keep it to yourself and share only what you want to share? How hard would it be, for instance, to hack a Nest thermostat so it talks to a home server rather than Google?
Or is there something already out there that would do the same thing as a Nest but without 'the cloud' as part of the requirement? Yes, a standard programmable thermostat does 90% of what a Nest does, but there are certain things that it won't do like respond to your comings and goings at odd hours, or be remotely switchable to a different mode (VPN to your own server from your phone and deal...

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06:00
TekGrip Power Dock is new all-in-one phone charger/...

Bracketron has announced the $29.99 TekGrip Power Dock, a hands-free mounting option for drivers that includes dual charging capabilities. 

It sports two USB outputs for you and your passenger to plug in and power up, all while using voice commands and GPS from your mounted device. To use you just plug it into your vehicle’s 12V port and adjust its 360-degree rotating gooseneck to any viewing angle. 

The Power Dock’s arms will expand up to four inches with the push of a button, to hold most smartphones or GPS devices. Folding legs offer additional support when needed and foam pads provide protection. With TekGrip Power Dock, there’s no need for a separate charger for your phone, you can place your phone in the mount when you get in your car or truck, and charge on-the-go, all from one place.

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05:30
Saddle Pro is new brief for business travelers

booq has released a new brief for business travelers, the $295 Saddle Pro, which has an expandable design and quick-access pockets to keep important items — such as passports and an iPad — within easy reach. 

The exterior is made from ballistic nylon with water-repellent coating. Zippered mesh side pockets hold water bottles or an umbrella. The Saddle Pro will accommodate a laptop to up 16.4 inches. Increasing the bag via its expandable zipper adds another gallon in volume, enough for a change of clothes or another set of folders.

At only 3.8 pounds, travelers may hand-carry the bag by its two leather handles or carry it over the shoulder using the adjustable, nylon seatbelt shoulder strap with slip-resistant shoulder pad and custom, lightweight aluminum buckles.

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05:00
Youtubers Life comes out on Steam for the Mac in...

U-Play Online has announced Youtubers Life, a mixture of two genres, life sim and tycoon. It’s launching simultaneously for the Mac and Windows systems on Steam

The game is in “early access” (think beta). During this period, the game will just include the option of recording videos based on gaming —it reportedly takes more than 10 hours to finish the game— but four extra vertical channels will be added in the near future: music, fitness, cuisine and fashion.

Here’s how the game is described: “In Youtubers Life, you can effortfully become the world’s greatest youtuber in history by editing videos, expanding the amount of fans and turning yourself into a wealthy fellow. Create your character and start making your first broadcasts in the cozy room at your parents’ where you have grown up since you were little. Record gameplay sessions, buy new and classic consoles, keep an eye on daily tasks, and...

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04:30
IK Multimedia releases T-RackS Saturator X for Mac/PC

IK Multimedia has released T-RackS Saturator X, a new T-RackS digital signal processor module designed to impart the color, flavor and saturation effects of classic analog audio processing gear to digital recordings.

T-RackS Saturator X is a plug-in that can be used on individual tracks or on the master fader in your favorite DAW. It provides controls that let users select from 10 modes of saturation effects that span the panorama of classic analog gear. It also features a Brickwall limiter and oversampling options.

T-RackS Saturator X is available now from the IK online store for $79.99, or from within the T-RackS Custom Shop for $79.99 or 80 Custom Shop Gear Credits. T-RackS Saturator X may also be downloaded from the T-RackS Custom Shop and operated as an unrestricted demo for a period of...

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03:00
The week in Apple news: Bricked iPad Pro, Tim Cook...

Apple headlines for the week ending May 20, 2016

How slow was the Apple news this week? It was so slow that perhaps you spent some time paying attention to the news coming from the Google developers conference, and maybe you saw a few things that Apple should take cues from. Regardless of the week that was, we still have the top Apple headlines in this slideshow. Click on the link for more information.

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02:01
This week on AI: 2017 iPhone details, Buffett pumps...

Apple CEO Tim Cook was on tour in India this week, but some of the most attention-grabbing news actually happened elsewhere, for instance giving a glimpse at what 2017 iPhones will look like, and solidifying Apple's financial future.

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Friday May 20

23:53
Paramount will end its lawsuit against 'Star...

Lawyers from Paramount/CBS have been pursuing the makers of a crowdfunded Star Trek fan film, Axanar, for months, but according to JJ Abrams, they're finally going to back off. Abrams made the announcement at an event last night on the studio's movie...

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20:48
Google is making mobile search more visual with rich...

Google's new "rich cards" format will make googling on your phone a more visual experience than what you're used to. It's sort of an evolved version of rich snippets, those search results that come with small images and a short sample of the web page...

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19:48
Apple working to bring entire product line to India...

Apple CEO Tim Cook continued a tour of India on Friday, granting a one-on-one interview with a local television network that offered a bit more insight into the company's ambitions for the developing market.

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19:20
Philips will launch a $400 Ultra HD Blu-ray player...

Even as Ultra HD Blu-ray discs continue to trickle out, in the US there's only one option to play them -- Samsung's UBD-K8500. That should change next month as Philips introduces its own Ultra HD Blu-ray player. Available in two colors the BDP7501 (b...

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17:40
A Third Of Cash Is Held By 5 US Tech Companies

An anonymous reader writes: Moody's Investors Service released an analysis Friday that shows Apple, Microsoft, Alphabet, Cisco Systems, and Oracle are sitting on $504 billion, which is roughly 30% of the $1.7 trillion in cash and cash equivalents held by U.S. non-financial companies in 2015. Almost all of their earnings ($1.2 trillion) are stashed overseas in an effort to avoid paying taxes on moving profits back to the U.S. under the country's complex tax code. Apple has more than 90 percent of its money located outside of the U.S., according to its most recent filings. Moody's said in its report that "we expect that overseas cash balances will continue to grow unless tax laws are changed to encourage companies to repatriate money." Some of the other tech and Silicon Valley companies in the top 50 include Intel, Gilead Sciences, Facebook, Amazon, Qualcomm, eBay, Hewlett-Packard and Yahoo.

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17:00
Apple Opens First 'Next Generation' Retail...

An anonymous reader writes: Apple has opened its new flagship store on Thursday in San Fransisco, throwing the curtain back on a design that puts a premium on hanging out over shopping. About 20 percent of the new store's space features an open Forum area where visitors can learn about Apple's various products. The new design is rolling out to stores in Brussels, Memphis and Guilderland, N.Y. "This is the next generation of Apple retail," Angela Ahrendts, Apple's senior vice president of retail and online operations, told media. "Fifteen years ago today Apple opened its first two stores and we're thrilled to mark the occasion with the opening of Apple Union Square in San Francisco," she said. "We are not just evolving our store design, but its purpose and greater role in the community as we educate and entertain visitors and serve our network of local entrepreneurs." The new stores were designed by Ahrendts and Apple's design chief, Jony Ive. "Among the other big changes in...

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15:15
AWT News Update: May 20, 2016

"iPhone 7 Plus" dual camera design mockup by Feld & Volk.

A slow Apple news day means it's time for a few rumors:

  • The dual-lens camera system targeted for the iPhone 7 Plus is having production issues due to earthquake damage at a Sony facility
  • BMW may finally bring CarPlay support to the X5M and X6M series this year, along with the popular 3 series
  • Apple shares rebounded after last week's pummeling

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Hi, I’m Steve Sande from Apple World Today, and this is the AWT News Update for May 20, 2016.

As usual, Friday has been a slow news day in the Apple world, so we’ll give you “news” of a few rumors. First, even though we don’t know for sure that the next...

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15:06
Gang Surrenders Key to TeslaCrypt Ransomware Kingdom


Eset on Wednesday announced that it has fashioned a free tool that victims of all variants of the TeslaCrypt ransomware can use to unlock affected files. After the criminal gang behind TeslaCrypt recently abandoned support of the malicious software, an Eset analyst contacted the group anonymously, using the channel TeslaCrypt's operators offered to ransomware victims, and asked for the universal master decryption key, the company said. To Eset's surprise, the operators made it public.

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14:54
Apple CEO Tim Cook talks India, plans for Apple Pay...

Apple CEO Tim Cook sat down for an extended interview with NDTV while in India this week and in it discusses the latest on Apple Pay negotiations, bringing Apple retail to India, and discussions with carriers and government officials while visiting the country.

While noting several large investments Apple is announcing in India, including the opening of a new development office that will create 4,000 jobs and a new accelerator program for app developers, Cook also confirmed talks with Indian banks for Apple Pay and much more:...

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14:19
Google Patents Tech to Limit Injuries in Vehicle-...


The United States Patent and Trademark Office earlier this week granted Google a patent for "Adhesive Vehicle Front End For Mitigation of Secondary Pedestrian Impact." The patent application, filed a year and a half ago, credits Google employees Alex Khaykin and Daniel Lynn Larner as the inventors of the new technology. The patent grant is for a system that includes an adhesive layer covered with a thin membrane that becomes exposed during a collision with an object, so that the colliding object will adhere to the vehicle.

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13:48
Apple may turn to LG with Sony lagging in dual-lens...

Because of production problems, Sony is behind schedule in producing dual-lens camera modules for Apple, which may turn to LG to provide the majority of initial modules for this year's 5.5-inch "Plus" iPhone, a research analyst claimed on Friday.

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13:00
Review: iClever Tri-Folding Backlit Bluetooth...

I’m not a major believer that Apple’s iOS devices can quite fully replace the PC and Mac in most scenarios, at least not for me, and not quite yet. I’m a keyboard fiend, using shortcuts on the keyboard almost more often than I use my mouse. These doubts were ready to be tested when I saw the progress that iOS 9 brought for third-party developers within the iOS ecosystem. With the new SDK, developers were getting the chance to integrate keyboard shortcuts into their iOS apps just like a Mac app. It was then that I knew it was time to start looking for a portable keyboard to take around with me.

This presented a new problem for me. There’s a vast amount of Bluetooth keyboards out there, and I didn’t want to just carry Apple’s bulky Bluetooth Keyboard around. I needed something with a full keyboard size, good battery life, and durability. After a few months of searching, and reluctance on spending money on what I considered an unknown, I gave up my hunt....

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13:00
The Week in iOS Apps: Space, Spaces and more

Space out

This week's roundup includes two similarly named apps that have very different functions.

History Vault

The new History Vault app features “hundreds of hours” of documentaries and specials from the History Channel’s archives; pay just $5 a month for commercial-free on-demand video content—no TV provider needed.

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12:58
Gadget Ogling: Speedy Tortillas, Racing Robots, and...


Flatev is a pod-based system for instant tortillas in the mold of a Keurig coffee maker. Insert a pod of fresh dough -- you have several choices, all organic -- then adjust settings for type of dough and desired crispiness, and 90 seconds later you'll have a fresh, warm tortilla. There's a heated drawer to keep your tortillas warm while you make as many as you need. Starting at around $200 for backers of its crowdfunding campaign, the machine itself seems a fair price.

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12:55
Apple pulls iOS 9.3.2 update for 9.7-inch iPad Pro

Amid a growing number of complaints over iOS 9.3.2 bricking some 9.7-inch iPad Pro models, Apple yesterday pulled the iOS 9.3.2 update. 9.7-inch iPad Pro users who have not installed iOS 9.3.2 no longer see the update, with iOS 9.3.1 now listed as the most current version of iOS 9 available for download.

Very specific problem for one model of the iPad. Weird.

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12:49
News: Apple pulls iOS 9.3.2 update for 9.7” iPad Pro...

Apple has pulled the iOS 9.3.2 update for the 9.7” iPad Pro and is working on a fix, according to a tweet from Rene Ritchie of iMore. A report earlier today at MacRumors noted that they have received a number of reports that the update has been causing an “Error 56” message on some 9.7” iPad Pro devices, although not all iPad Pro users are impacted by the problem and the larger 12.9” iPad Pro also appears to be unaffected.…

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12:18
Anticipating WWDC 2016: what's ahead for Apple...

Barely a year old, Apple Watch has already seen two major releases of watchOS--a remarkably rapid pace of platform development, even for Apple. Here's a look at what we can expect to hear about watchOS 3 at Apple's upcoming Worldwide Developer Conference.

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12:16
Samsung may beat Apple to the punch with global live...

Samsung Electronics has begun talks with entertainment companies to sell an online TV service, potentially beating to market Apple, whose own talks to offer a subscription video content plan have apparently stalled.

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11:46
News: Report: CarPlay coming to BMW vehicles later...

BMW may finally be bringing CarPlay support to at least some of its vehicles, according to a new report at Bimmerpost News. The report notes that the German price list and catalog for the X5M and X6M, which take effect in August, list several new technology options, including a touchscreen LCD and Apple CarPlay. An analysis of the report by 9to5Mac highlights that the translated price list text also reveals the possibility of wireless CarPlay support,…

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11:43
External Link: Apple Union Square Previews the...

Angela Ahrendts, Apple’s SVP of Retail and Online Stores, and Chief Design Officer Jonathan Ive have unveiled Apple’s new flagship store in San Francisco’s Union Square. Highlights of Apple Union Square include big exterior windows, interior greenery, free Wi-Fi in an outdoor public plaza, a 6K video wall, and private rooms for business training. Apple is hoping to turn the Apple Store into a community hub, with game nights with App Store editors, “creative sessions” with local artists, and live music acts. Apple says that many of these features will also be coming to an Apple Store near you. iMore has pictures and video.

 

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11:38
Review: OtterBox Symmetry Series Hybrid Case for 12....

OtterBox's new Symmetry Series Hybrid Case ($130) for the 12.9" iPad Pro ticks off almost all of the boxes one would want in an iPad Pro case. Symmetry pairs a clear hard plastic-and-rubber rear case with a detachable folio cover. When the folio is removed, the left side of the iPad opens up, allowing Smart Connector keyboards and accessories to be accessible. Volume button coverage is present and adequately responsive. OtterBox even included a small fabric loop to keep the Apple Pencil secured to the tablet when not in use. The only obvious immediate downside of the case is its price. At $130, Symmetry Series Hybrid Case is by far the most expensive non-keyboard iPad Pro case we've reviewed as of this writing.{/exp:char_limit}
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11:37
BMW will finally integrate CarPlay later this year

This may not be the most exciting collaboration between Apple and BMW, but it’s one that needed to happen.

BMW is finally integrating CarPlay support in some of its models to be released later this year. According to 9to5Mac, this year’s BMW German catalog and price list mentions that the BMW 5X M and 6X M will feature “wireless” CarPlay. Previously, BMW was one of the last major car manufacturers to incorporate CarPlay technology in its vehicles. The vehicles and prices in the BMW catalog will roll out starting in August, and CarPlay support is expected in the second half of the year.

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11:35
Apple pulls iOS 9.3.2 update for 9.7-inch iPad Pro...

Enlarge / iPad Pro and Smart Keyboard. (credit: Andrew Cunningham)

Apple is pulling iOS 9.3.2 for the 9.7-inch iPad Pro following reports that tablets were being bricked by the update. Affected tablets show the "connect to iTunes" message that iDevices display when put into recovery mode, but iTunes only displays an "Error 56" message and can't actually be used to restore the tablets. The bug doesn't appear to affect any other supported iDevices and the update hasn't been pulled for any other iPhone, iPad, or iPod.

Apple's statement on the issue offers no real insight about what the problem is. The...

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11:25
External Link: Apple Pulls iOS 9.3.2 for 9.7-inch...

According to MacRumors, Apple has now pulled iOS 9.3.2 for the 9.7-inch iPad Pro, telling iMore’s Rene Ritchie that it’s working on a fix. As much as it pains us to say so, this is exactly why we always recommend waiting a week or so before installing Apple OS updates. For those of you with a 9.7-inch iPad Pro, sit tight, and iOS 9.3.2 should be back soon. In the meantime, you’re not missing much, since it had only a few bug fixes and security improvements.

 

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11:12
OS X 10.12 may let you unlock a Mac using Touch ID...

Touch ID on the iPhone and iPad is such a handy and convenient security feature that would be a welcome addition to the Mac. But how would you implement it? Add a Touch ID hardware sensor to the keyboard? Seems like an odd fit for Apple design-wise.

According to MacRumors, Apple may have found a way: by allowing Touch ID on an iPhone unlock a Mac. The iPhone would use Bluetooth LE to connect to a Mac, and using Touch ID would work in place of entering a password. (An app called Knock already does something similar, letting you unlock your Mac with your iPhone or even your Apple Watch.) MacRumors also said that the Touch ID implementation would also work with the rumored Apple Pay for web browsers,...

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11:08
Report: Apple taps LG for iPhone 7 dual-camera as...

Adding to the iPhone 7 news today, analysts at Nomura Securities (via Barron’s) say Sony could be behind schedule for supplies of the dual camera systems necessary for the upcoming iPhones, causing Apple to turn to LG for at least some of the order:

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10:59
Tim Cook lays out Apple’s strategy for India

Mr. Cook said he was not chasing market share in India but wanted to partner with telecom operators to enhance the quality of services. “We are in India for the next thousand years. Our horizon is very long. We are focussed on best, not most. So it doesn’t bother me that we don’t have top market share,” he said.

Apple is committed to its new markets, no doubt about that.

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10:51
Apple's Cook dismisses Indian phone market...

The iPhone may have a small marketshare in India, but the company isn't worried about that and is instead holding out for the long-term, Apple CEO Tim Cook said in an interview published on Friday.

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10:44
Apple pulls iOS 9.3.2 for 9.7" iPad Pro after...

Following reports of broken updates, Apple has pulled the iOS 9.3.2 update for the latest-generation 9.7-inch iPad Pro, promising that a fix is in the works.

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10:23
Apple World Today softball team is now 2-2

The Apple World Today team (aka Northside Church) now has two wins and two losses on the second night of our coed softball season. Last year we took first place, and our goal is to repeat that this year. Pictured from left to right are (top row): Reed Richardson, Jennifer Sellers (my daughter-in-law), David Perry, DJ Postlewait, Stacey Foster, Richard Thompson, Shannon Perry, Laura Sellers (my wife), (bottom row), Asher Postlewait (one of our mascots), Katie Sellers (my daughter) who is holding Elizabeth Sellers (another mascot and my granddaughter), Matt Sellers (my son), Yours Truly, Courtney Ferrell, Clint Ferrell, and Charity Newman. Yes, there's a lot of nepotism going on. I'll keep you posted as to how we progress throughout the season.

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10:21
Apple pulls iOS 9.3.2 update after it ‘bricks’ some...

Following myriad complaints that iOS 9.3.2 bricks some 9.7-inch iPad Pro models, Apple has pulled the iOS 9.3.2 update. For owners of 9.7-inch iPad Pros who haven’t installed the update, iOS 9.3.1 is now listed as the most current version of iOS 9 available.

“We’re looking into a small number of reports that some iPad units are receiving an error when updating the software,” Apple says in a press statement. “Those unable to restore their device through iTunes should contact Apple support.”

Cases For The Brand-new iPhone SE Are Now Available at OtterBox.com!

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10:12
Apache Guru Behlendorf to Helm Hyperledger Project


The Linux Foundation on Thursday announced that Brian Behlendorf, a primary developer of the Apache Web server and a founding member of the Apache Software Foundation, has joined the Hyperledger Project as executive director. The project is a collaborative effort to advance blockchain technology by identifying and addressing important features for an open standard for distributed ledgers that will apply across industries. It aims to transform how businesses transactions are conducted worldwide.

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10:08
Apple pulls iOS 9.3.2 for 9.7 inch iPad Pro...

Update: Here’s Apple’s comment on the matter:

We’re working on a fix for an issue impacting a small number of iPad units that are receiving an error when trying to update the software. We’ll issue an update as quickly as possible”

Apple has today pulled iOS 9.3.2 for the 9.7 inch iPad Pro, following reports that users were seeing their iPads bricked after updating to the latest iOS release on Monday. The bug does not affect the larger, 12.9 inch iPad Pro. After updating, users seeing the bug would be prompted to Connect to iTunes on the iPad display. However, aside from an Error 56 debug message, the device could not be restored through iTunes or DFU.

Apple acknowledged the issue yesterday in a press statement, suggesting affected users who cannot restore through iTunes should instead contact Apple Support. There is no...

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09:33
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09:31
First BMW vehicles with Apple's CarPlay coming...

BMW -- one of the few major automakers without support for Apple's CarPlay -- should finally begin offering the technology later this year through two new vehicles, according to an official pricelist.

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09:22
AirBeamTV launches wireless Mac screen mirroring to...

AirBeamTV has became up Mirror for Samsung TV for Mac OS X. It allows you to wirelessly mirror the screen of a Mac directly on any Samsung Smart TV without the need for any additional hardware. 

You can even choose whether you’d like the audio from their Mac to be transferred to the TV, as well. The feature could come in handy for watching movies on a big TV screen instead of a MacBook, MacBook Air, or MacBook Pro, says Demid Borodin, co-founder and director of technology, AirBeamTV.

The company is currently working on support for additional TV brands. However, a time table for support for Sony, Philips, Panasonic and LG Smart TVs hasn’t been announced. 

Mirror for Samsung TV requires Mac OS X Yosemite or El Capitan. It costs $9.99 and is available at the Mac App Store) in the Video category. A two-minute trial version is available at...

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Goal Zero, specialists in portable power, have announced a partnership with OtterBox, brand smartphone case protection, to offer the Slide and Slide Plus Batteries as modules compatible with the new... Read more
15-inch Retina MacBook Pros on sale for up to...
B&H Photo has 15″ Retina MacBook Pros on sale for up to $210 off MSRP. Shipping is free, and B&H charges NY tax only: - 15″ 2.2GHz Retina MacBook Pro: $1799 $200 off MSRP - 15″ 2.5GHz Retina... Read more

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*Apple* Project Engineer - Smart Source Inc...
SmartSource is in need of an Apple Project Engineer for a 12 month contract opportunity in Pittsburg, PA. Role: Apple Project Engineer Location: Pittsburg, PA Read more
Senior *Apple* Engineer - Signature Technol...
One-year contract for an Apple consultant. The resource should be an Apple Certified Technical Coordinator or get the certification within 60 days of starting Read more
Senior *Apple* Engineer - Signature Technol...
One-year contract for an Apple consultant. The resource should be an Apple Certified Technical Coordinator or get the certification within 60 days of starting Read more
*Apple* Architect - AECOM (United States)
**Requisition/Vacancy No.** 132759BR **Position Title** Apple Architect **Job Category** Information Technology **Business Line** Government **Country** United Read more
*Apple* Solutions Consultant - APPLE (United...
Job Summary As an Apple Solutions Consultant, you'll be the link between our future customers and our products. You'll showcase your entrepreneurial spirit as you Read more
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