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Tuesday July 21

12:57
Auto industry exec joins Apple

Betts, who has spent more than 25 years in the auto industry with companies including Toyota and Nissan, vacated his role of head of quality at Chrysler Group last year to “pursue other interests.”

Oh Apple, what are you up to.

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12:42
News: Home Sharing for Music returns in iOS 9 beta 4

After quietly dropping Home Sharing in iOS 8.4 and later tweeting that it would be working to bring it back in iOS 9, it appears that Apple has taken at least a partial step in this direction. iOS 9 beta 4, released earlier today, returns the Home Sharing option under Music in the iOS 9 Settings app, although the feature doesn’t yet appear to yet be implemented in the actual Music app. At this point, it remains unclear exactly how Home Sharing…

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12:13
News: FastMail adds full support for push e-mail in...

Popular email provider FastMail has announced that it is now offering full support for push email in the native iOS Mail app. While, like many other email providers, FastMail had previously released a dedicated iOS app for its service, it is the first third-party email provider to implement native push e-mail in the built-in iOS Mail app since MobileMe (now iCloud) and Yahoo Mail first introduced the capability in 2008. However, while iCloud only…

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12:00
The Apple-IBM MobileFirst enterprise partnership...

The Apple-IBM MobileFirst enterprise partnership is expanding, with 10 new apps added today to the 22 iOS apps already released. Added were apps for business travelers, field service professionals, government inspectors, and managers. Here's the scoop from the Apple website:

Shift Track for Managers (iPad – see image at top of this post): Shift Track for iOS gives managers a smarter approach to staffing and scheduling. By replacing inefficient paper schedules with powerful analytics and intuitive dashboards, Shift Track makes it easy for managers to stay on top of staff schedules, time-off requests, shift exceptions, and employee hours.

Shift Sync for Employees (iPhone, Apple Watch – image below): Shift Sync for iPhone and Apple Watch gives employees more control of their schedules than ever before. Staff members can use Shift Sync’s easy, intuitive...

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11:48
Review: Ulak Lumenair for iPhone 6

Ulak is a new name to us, though the company appears to have been around for a while. The company recently sent us its Lumenair case ($14) for iPhone 6. Lumenair is a two-piece iPhone case consisting of a silicone bumper and clear hard shell. The bumper goes around the phone, which is then placed inside the shell. Lumenair's most notable feature is that by using the LED flash — either by using the iOS flashlight or LED flash notifications (the latter of which the company suggests you turn on for full effect) — the entire case emits a glow, both in the front and the back. It's a neat effect, and stands out as something different. The case offers both volume control and sleep/wake button protection.{/exp:char_limit}
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11:29
News: Apple releases fourth iOS 9 beta to developers

Apple has released the fourth developer beta of iOS 9. Featuring a build number of 13A4305g, the fourth iOS 9 beta lacks specific release notes, but likely continues to focus on improving the stability and reliability of the new features in the operating system. A new watchOS beta with a build number of 13S5305d has also been posted, which can be installed via a configuration profile that requires the corresponding iOS 9 beta to be installed, along…

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11:25
App Store, Apple Music, iTunes, Apple TV, Beats 1...

On Tuesday morning, several of Apple’s iCloud services—including the App Store, Apple TV and Beats 1—went down for a number of users. The outages started before 7 a.m. Pacific time and went well until past 10. The technical issues affected users using the services on both desktop and mobile.

Apple quickly addressed the issue in its system status support page. After all the store services were back up and running around 10:30 a.m., Apple stated that the issues affected services tied to its iCloud service.

The struggle was real for all of Apple’s Store Services: the App Store, Apple Music, all the iTunes services, Apple TV, the iBookstore, the Mac App Store, and Radio.

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11:09
A New Challenger Pounds the Street Fighter V Pavement


Capcom has introduced a new character for its upcoming Street Fighter V, as it continued a reveal that promises a more connected, less confusing experience for players of the next installment in the decades-old series. Whether in a dark alley or a sunny park, any encounter with Necalli would trigger the run-and-hide side of the fight or flight response. Necalli takes on his opponents with an animalistic style of fighting that makes up for in pure brutality what it lacks in finesse, according to Capcom Community Manager Peter Rosas.

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10:38
∞ Eddie Van Halen appears on Les Paul’s special in...

Ed is just on fire. Much respect.

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10:00
Software Update: Apple IIgs 6.0.2

From Call-A.P.P.L.E. 

No,  you haven't suddenly been transported back to the mid-1980s, somehow keeping your MacBook, iMac, iPad and iPhone in the process. A group of Apple IIgs fans at the Apple Pugetsound Program Library Exchange (A.P.P.L.E.) banded together to release the first update to their favorite computer in "22 years, 2 months, 2 days and 2 hours". The result? They were able to squash a lot of two-decade-old bugs and add some new features. From the release notes:

Finder (see also Finder Help)

The list is FSTs now includes the RDOS 3.3 name. You can navigate through the folders hierarchy with ‘Command-Up Arrow’.

Drivers

The Ethertalk driver is now included. This is the driver for the unreleased Ethernet for Appletalk card.

File System...

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09:18
World’s strangest-looking airplane? A closer look at...


USAToday:

The airplane is one that turns heads.

Aviation enthusiasts instinctively know it is the “Beluga,” a nickname stemming from the aircraft’s uncanny resemblance to the whale of the same name.

But nearly all who see it tend to agree that regardless of its name, it’s one of the world’s strangest-looking aircraft.

I have a fascination and appreciation for the magic of flight and those crafts that are able to achieve it but this thing? Sorry. It’s one butt ugly airplane.

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09:05
Apple Music, App Store and other services are down...

Apple:

All Store Services – Some users are affected. Users are experiencing a problem with the services listed above. We are investigating and will update the status as more information becomes available.

For those of you/us who are having issues accessing Apple Music and other services today, rest assured, it’s not on your end. Apple has been having frequent problems with Apple Music since last week. This is a good page to bookmark and check when your Apple cloud-based services aren’t working as expected.

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09:00
The Week of Apple Watch Stands Continues: DODOcase...

All photos ©2015, Steven Sande. All rights reserved.

Last week Apple World Today reviewed three Apple Watch charging stands: the Griffin WatchStand, the Nomad Stand for Apple Watch, and Fuse Chicken’s Bobine Watch. We also took a side trip to take a look at an odd little Watch stand on Kickstarter: WATCHme. This week we’re back with even more charging stands for the Apple Watch, this time from DODOcase. The company has not one, but two...

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08:53
AppleCare+ customers seek new class-action suit over...

A disgruntled Apple customer is attempting to bring a new class-action suit against the company, claiming that replacement devices received under the AppleCare+ protection plan were not “like new,” despite being presented as such as part of the policy. Buyers involved claim that by providing refurbished devices as replacements, Apple breached the AppleCare contract…

The suit was launched by Joanne McRight, a Texas woman who was given an iPhone 5 in 2012. When she broke the screen on that handset, she...

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08:45
Apple adds former Chrysler exec to its rumored car...

It’s been awhile since we’ve heard about Apple’s plans to build a car, but a Fiat Chrysler executive just joined the Cupertino company in a move that signifies Apple still has its eye on the automotive industry.

The Wall Street Journal noticed Doug Betts’s job change in a LinkedIn update, though the former Fiat Chrysler Automobiles global quality chief has since taken down his profile. Betts joined Apple in July in an operations role, though his LinkedIn profile didn’t specify which product he was working on.

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08:42
DxO One camera for iPhone now available for pre-order

This is pretty nifty.

DxO Labs now has the DxO One camera for iPhone available for pre-order. The camera, which features 1080p video capture, 20.2 megapixel resolution, f/1.8 maximum aperture and 1-inch camera sensor has gotten a fair amount of attention of late and can connect to your iPhone’s Lightning connector port.

The unit is currently priced at US$599, albeit a final release date has yet to be announced.

If you’re into photography and want a serious camera to go along with your iPhone, give this a gander.

Via DxO.com

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08:18
News: New fingerprint scanner tech could lead to...

A newly introduced technology may soon make the dedicated fingerprint scanner in the iPhone’s home button obsolete, as Sonovation announced that it has created ultrasonic biometric sensors capable of reading fingerprints through Corning’s Gorilla Glass. Rumors have circulated about Apple looking to do away with the home button, and Sonovation claims to have developed the technology to make such a move possible — it’s unknown how…

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08:02
News: Apple recruits another auto expert for rumored...

The Wall Street Journal reports Apple has hired another major ex-auto industry executive, further fueling speculation about the company’s secretive car project. Doug Betts, who most recently led global quality for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, spent more than 20 years in the auto industry before landing at Apple this month. An update to Betts’ LinkedIn profile simply says he now works in “Operations” at Apple, but he joins more…

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07:27
New tech bonds fingerprint sensors under Gorilla...

Security technology firm Sonavation on Tuesday announced a technology allowing ultrasonic fingerprint sensors to be embedded under Corning Gorilla Glass, potentially paving the way for anticipated iPhone designs without home buttons.

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07:00
Apple Watch to go on sale in Russia, Turkey and New...

The Apple Watch's retail presence is about to grow as the company has announced that the wearable will be available for purchase in Turkey, New Zealand and Russia on July 31 via the online Apple Store. It all kicks off at 7:01 AM local time.

In addition, customers in Turkey will have of in-store pickup at the country's two Apple Stores: Zorlu Center and Akasya Shopping Center in Istanbul.

According to MacRumors, the pricing will be as follows:

New Zealand:
* Apple Watch Sport: NZ$599 to NZ$699
* Apple Watch: NZ$949 to NZ$1,949
* Apple Watch Edition: NZ$17,500 to NZ$30,000

Russia
- Apple Watch Sport: 23,990 RUB to 27,990 RUB
- Apple Watch: 37,990 RUB to 78,990 RUB
- Apple...

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06:59
News: Silcon Valley companies join Samsung in patent...

Facebook, Google, Dell, HP, eBay and other Silicon Valley giants have joined forces against Apple, asking a judge to reconsider a ruling ordering Samsung to pay $548 million to Apple for infringing on the company’s hardware patents, Inside Sources reports. In a “friend of the court” briefing filed on July 1, the coalition said forcing a company to pay a portion of its profits for an entire line of smartphones or smart TVs — over…

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06:57
News: Daily Deal: ilumi Bluetooth Smartbulb

Today in iLounge Deals you can pick up the ilumi Bluetooth Smartbulb for only $49. This colour tuneable LED smartbulb can be controlled and programmed wirelessly from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, allowing you to adjust colour and brightness on the fly. You can also choose from one of several amazing built-in programs to experience even more advanced lighting scenarios. ilumi also provides features such as alarms, location triggers, and effects,…

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05:50
Things you should try with your Apple Watch

This is one of those lists that likely has a number of things you already know. But it’s worth reading, just for that one little nugget that’s new to you.

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05:41
Some perspective on Apple Watch sales numbers

Mike Wehner, writing for the Daily Dot, put together a nice little writeup showing iPod, iPad, and iPhone sales numbers at the same point in their life-cycle as the Apple Watch is now.

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05:21
∞ Quick way to view a list of all non-Apple software...

Here’s how to find a list of all non-Apple software installed on your computer.

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05:00
Philanderers, Scarlet Women Cower After Ashley...


About 40 million swingers and sexual sophisticates have been whimpering in fear since hearing Sunday's news that hackers broke into the servers of Avid Life Media, the parent company of online cheating site Ashley Madison. The hackers reportedly stole large caches of personal data. "The Impact Team," as the hackers call themselves, apparently broke into the servers hosting Ashley Madison and related sites Cougar Life and Established Men. In addition to random customer data, the hackers stole employee account information, among other things.

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04:20
NFL to bring on-demand games to Apple TV

Before you get too excited, read the fine print.

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Monday July 20

23:01
Scientists use lasers to find out why astronauts...

A team of German scientists are employing advanced imaging technology to help understand one of the unusual effects of long-term space habitation — thinning skin. Led by Professor Karsten Koenig of Saarland University, the study is an offshoot of the...

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21:53
U of M challenges Silicon Valley for automotive tech...

A fake city rising from the middle of a Midwestern college campus is more than a proving ground for autonomous and connected car technology expected to revolutionize American roads. It's a lynchpin in Michigan's strategy to stay economically relevant...

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20:58
GoPro's licensing portal sells creators'...

GoPro has a new content portal, and, as you'd imagine, it's filled with extreme footage subscribers can pay to use. The company has followed in the footsteps of Flickr and 500px, launching a licensing program that gives its content creators -- especi...

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20:49
New Zealand Apple Watch prices start at NZ$599, top...

Days after announcing Apple Watch would launch in New Zealand on July 31, Apple updated its regional online storefront to reveal prices starting at 599 New Zealand dollars (about $395) for aluminum Apple Watch Sport models and up to NZ$30,000 for top-end Edition versions.

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19:32
Nanowires help produce hydrogen fuel using sunlight

You ideally want to produce clean hydrogen fuel using clean sources, and Dutch researchers have taken a big step toward making that a practical reality. They've built a solar cell that uses a grid of gallium phosphide nanowires to make hydrogen gas f...

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18:33
New Zealand & Turkey Apple Watch pricing...

Last week it was revealed that Apple Watch would be launching in New Zealand on July 31st, but without any sort of pricing information. Today, however, Apple has updated its New Zealand online store with more details regarding the launch. The entry-level 38mm Apple Watch Sport starts at NZ$599 and increases to NZ$699 for the 42mm model.

The stainless steel Apple Watch starts at NZ$949 and again increases by NZ$100 to NZ$1,049 for the 42mm model. For those interested in Apple Watch Edition, the device starts at NZ$17,500 and increases to NZ$21,000 for the...

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18:18
∞ Roger Waters The Wall movie trailer

I’m definitely going to see this movie.

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18:09
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16:08
New Ford Tech Shines Light Where Drivers Need It


Ford Motor Company has developed a new lighting system that can illuminate hazards on the road -- even those that are not in the direct line of travel of the vehicle -- better than conventional headlights. Ford on Friday unveiled the Camera-Based Advanced Front Lighting System, which can widen the beam from headlines at junctions and roundabouts, and help draw the driver's attention to pedestrians, cyclists and animals that are in the vehicle's path -- or even off the road.

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15:30
AWT News Update: July 20, 2015

On this day in 1969, mankind first walked on the Moon as two the Apollo 11 astronauts -- Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin -- stepped outside of the lunar module "Eagle". On this day in 2015, here's what happenend in the world of Apple:

  • The National Football League announced a new domestic Game Pass service compatible with Apple TV
  • MTV announced that it will reveal the nominees for the 2015 Video Music Awards on Apple's Beats 1 radio station tomorrow at 7 AM PT/10 AM ET
  • Apple World Today will be liveblogging the Apple 3Q 2015 earnings call. You can listen to the call yourself at http://www.apple.com/quicktime/qtv/earningsq315 but you'll have to visit Apple World Today for our commentary
  • Apple's leasing about 30,000 square feet of office space in Seattle

The text version of the podcast is available below.

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14:33
TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 20...

Notable software releases this week include CrashPlan 4.3, DEVONthink/DEVONnote 2.8.6, and Office 2016 for Mac.

 

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14:33
ExtraBITS for 20 July 2015

In our latest ExtraBITS link collection, Glenn Fleishman explains OS X 10.11 El Capitan’s System Integrity Protection feature, Neil Young says he’ll remove his songs from streaming music services, President Obama unveils broadband for low-income households, and TiVo adds AirPlay support to its iOS app.

 

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13:47
100 Metal facts you may not know

Kiss your afternoon goodbye. Enjoy.

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13:40
Unveiling the New Take Control Web Site

At long last, we’ve rolled out a major redesign of the Take Control Web site. Adam Engst explains why it took so long, what was involved, and what’s new.

 

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12:53
Apple Watch owners are actually pretty pleased with...

There are no hard numbers that indicate just how popular the Apple Watch is. All we have are anecdotes and not-quite-reliable evidence that watch sales have plummeted in the weeks after launch. But a new report indicates that early Apple Watch buyers are pretty pleased with their purchases—and they don’t all work in tech.

Techpinions analyst Ben Bajarin joined forces with Apple Watch research platform Wristly to survey Apple Watch owners and found that 97 percent are satisfied with the watch, which is higher than the percentage of original iPad and iPhone buyers who...

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12:48
Angry Birds 2 Set for Late July Landing


Six years and more than a dozen spinoffs after Angry Birds first took flight, the game finally will receive a proper sequel on July 30, Rovio announced last week. The details are scant, but Angry Birds 2 apparently will be "bigger, badder and birdier," going by a tweet from Rovio. Rovio hasn't specified if Angry Birds 2 will launch on both Android and iOS, but the company indicated that the game will hit "app stores," plural. Exclusivity could hurt a company that's still searching for it's next massive hit.

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12:45
Pixelmator for iOS just got better

Pixelmator for iOS just keeps getting better. In the latest release, the guys added Dynamic Touch, which lets users adjust the brush size of all Retouch tools by painting with their tip or a larger area of their finger; the Pixelmator for Mac repairing algorithm has been added to iOS; and they published the Pixelmator for iOS User Guide and video tutorials.

This is one of my favorite apps and companies. Just go buy their software.

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12:18
NFL will bring on-demand games to Apple TV for the...

The NFL is about to retire Game Rewind, a paid service for users in the US that offers online streaming and apps for on-demand NFL games, and replace it with a revamped version of its Game Pass service that will bring full, on-demand games to Apple TV for the first time. Previously the Game Pass service was only available to users internationally and not available on Apple TV.

A note on the NFL’s webpage for Game Rewind warns users that “as of July 31, 2015 Game Rewind will no longer be available.” The message, however, notes that users will be able to access games with “the all new NFL Game...

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11:39
Bloom County returns, Breathed apparently an ardent...

You can’t keep a good man down.

Not only is legendary comic creator Berkeley Breathed back, but, after a 25 year respite, he’s brought Bloom County with him thanks to an assortment of Macs on his desk.

And it is nifty.

However you may feel about life, politics, dandelions, Herring Yummies brand snack treats, Opus the penguin, assorted hair toupees and the Donald, you can follow the new strips at Breathed’s Facebook page.

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

Via Facebook

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10:48
Five More Apple Music Tips

We have more Apple Music tips to share: how to create and share playlists, sorting out Apple Music tracks from the rest of your collection, catching up on Beats 1 shows, using Apple Music songs for alarms, and playing sound effects with Siri.

 

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10:36
Apple faces new class-action suit over refurbished...

A newly-filed class action lawsuit accuses Apple of breaching contract by failing to provide new -- or "equivalent to new" -- devices when offering up replacement hardware under AppleCare+ warranties.

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10:17
“Take Control of iTunes 12: The FAQ” Answers Apple...

If you have questions about Apple Music, or about iTunes 12 in general, check out Kirk McElhearn’s just-published “Take Control of iTunes 12: The FAQ.”

 

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10:00
Apple Watch helps make navigating a new city easy...

Nothing says “I’m a tourist,” or worse, “Mug me, I’m not paying attention” like staring at a map on your phone. Apple Watch lets me avoid that scenario and still navigate someplace new.

I spent this past weekend in New York City, visiting family. My wife, my kids and I visit every summer, and we're getting to know our way around (Espresso 77 is a favorite stop in Queens). Still, it's a massive city and I've often depended on my iPhone for walking directions. As I explained above, that's good and bad.

It's very nice to have what amounts to a pocket-sized GPS receiver at hand. With a few taps, I've got a route to our destination. That's great, but I dislike holding my phone and staring at it while in unfamiliar and often very crowded neighborhoods. This is where the Apple Watch is a shining star.

Last Saturday, we had to walk from Times Square to the foot of Central Park. It's pretty much a straight shot, but I...

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10:00
Apple Watch tops original iPhone, iPod in customer...

Wristly has shared data which demonstrates that 97% of Apple Watch customers are satisfied with the device, in comparison to 92% of original iPhone owners and 91% of those who owned an original iPad.

Wristly is a research firm intent on gathering the "unique native insights" gleaned from using an Apple Watch. The group gathers volunteers and routinely asks them questions pertaining to the device. 800 subjects took part in the group's Apple Watch satisfaction survey.

This is unofficial research, of course, but interesting none the less.

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09:22
“Shrinkage” problem lands Apple in legal hot water...

A federal judge has ruled that Apple must defend a class-action trial, to begin in January, representing thousands of Apple store workers. The employees claim they had to spend as much as 20 minutes off the clock having their bags searched to combat employee theft—known as "shrinkage"—every time they left the premises.

According to US District Judge William Alsup's ruling: (PDF)

In stores where searches were performed by the manager on duty, some employees say they had to scour the store to find a manager and wait until that manager finished with other duties, such as assisting a customer. Where searches were performed by a security guard, some employees had to wait until a security guard became available. Some employees sometimes had to wait in line. Employee estimates of the duration of the whole process, including both searches and wait...

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09:13
Analysts bullish ahead of Apple's Q3 results,...

Analyst sentiment is generally high ahead of Apple's third-quarter earnings announcement -- due on Tuesday -- calling for numbers that could beat both official guidance as well as Wall Street consensus, mostly on the strength of iPhone sales that could near or top 50 million.

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09:09
Spotify challenges Apple Music's superior...

Apple Music has garnered some decidedly mixed reviews, but one thing every critic can agree on: The streaming service’s daily recommendations of human-curated playlists are undeniably awesome.

But not so fast, says Spotify. The top streaming service is now using algorithms to serve up a personalized playlist, Discover Weekly, to prove it knows you at least as well as Apple Music—and maybe better.

I put my Spotify membership on hold to give Apple Music’s free three-month trial a shot, but I still haven’t decided which service deserves my allegiance. I love Apple Music’s playlists, especially the constantly changing ones it recommends to me in the app’s For You tab. Spotify understands that it’s not enough to offer the same...

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09:00
Calling all artists: The 7th annual Pogo Art Contest...

Since 2009, Ten One Design has held the Pogo Art Contest. No, it has nothing to do with the classic comic strip, but has everything to do with Ten One's Pogo line of iPhone and iPad styluses. The art contest is now open for entries, and digital artists have until August 31 to submit their works. 

The judged competition is free to enter and is sponsored by the developers of a number of the apps used to draw and paint the works of art: Corel Painter 2015, ArtRage, Procreate,...

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08:46
Apple Watch Still Waiting On App Developers

An anonymous reader writes: It's been almost three months since the Apple Watch launched, and the tiny device hasn't taken people's wrists by storm. That's not to say it's a failure — experts estimate Apple has sold between three and five million of them, and we may get more detailed sales information during their earnings call, tomorrow. But many major app developers are still missing from the Watch's catalog, and Apple doesn't have a good way of roping them into the new section of its ecosystem. "I don't know if we could get it all in there in a way that feels good and works well," said a Facebook executive. "Why would you look at a small picture when you can look at a large one on your phone?" said Snapchat's CEO. The app rush that hit phones and tablets is dampened for the Watch. For now, all Apple can do is improve their development toolkit and hope coders can figure out useful new wrist-based interactions.

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08:40
Apple adds to Seattle office footprint with new...

Apple has signed a lease for the 44th and 45th floors of a Seattle office tower at Two Union Square, expanding its corporate footprint in a city largely dominated by companies like Amazon and Microsoft, a report said on Monday.

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08:20
Review: Apple iPod touch (Sixth-Generation)

{image1} Though there were a few rumors in the past couple of weeks, the update has arrived, still mostly out of the blue. Apple quietly announced the new iPod touch — the sixth-generation of the device — and released it in a rare mid-July product launch. iPod nano and iPod shuffle didn’t get any new features or internal updates, but did gain a few new colors (iPod touch received those new colors, as well). {image2} iPod touch hasn’t…

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08:19
Apple fights former sapphire provider in bankruptcy...

In May, a fire broke out in one of the factories once used by GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT), an erstwhile supplier of sapphire to Apple that is currently in the throes of Chapter 11 bankruptcy. In July, GTAT reported that damage to its sapphire furnaces housed at the facility "appears highly unlikely” and that the residue on "crystal growing equipment" would have "no likely effect on operability.”

Still, that fire is causing consternation from GTAT's biggest antagonist in its bankruptcy proceedings—Apple. The smartphone maker told the US Bankruptcy Court of New Hampshire last week that it objected to a financing plan (PDF) from the bankrupt sapphire supplier, saying that details involving GTAT's insurance company could derail the settlement between Apple and its former Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM).

Under GTAT's current financing plan, it must be...

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08:00
"Amazing Apps"

Apple's third entry into ads tagged with the line "If it's not an iPhone, it's not an iPhone" has debuted on TV, and this one -- titled "Amazing Apps" -- demonstrates the power of the iOS app ecosystem. 

Highlighting some of the 1.5 million apps now available on the App Store, the 30-second spot uses the key colors of apps to create a rainbow-colored circle, then zooms into apps including Star Walk, Lara Croft: Relic Run, and one of my personal favorites, Monument Valley.


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07:51
Why you want the new iPod touch

Some pretty good reasons there.

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07:35
At 97%, Apple Watch customer satisfaction outpaces...

The vast majority of Apple Watch owners are very happy with the new wearable, survey data indicates, with overall customer satisfaction rising above the levels recorded for the iPhone and iPad at the same point in their lives.

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07:30
Apple to hold quarterly conference call on Tuesday,...

Come tomorrow, we shall be reporting on Apple’s quarterly conference call.

The company announced that it will be broadcasting its quarterly conference call with analysts for Tuesday, July 21st, at 5:00 PM EDT, 2:00 PM PDT.

The most recent worry had been that China’s economy had put selling pressure on Apple’s stock as investors worries that the Chinese market, which is currently Apple’s biggest market, might stop buying iPhones. Those concerns have eased, however, as some Wall Street analysts have issued reports saying demand for iPhone remains strong in the country.

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07:15
KGI Securities makes predictions as to upcoming...

The amazing-and-pretty-reliable Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities is making predictions again, this time regard upcoming Apple sale numbers, product colors and features.

In a new note released to investors, Kuo expects iPhone shipments to fall in the current quarter as anticipation builds for the next-gen iPhone, dubbed the “iPhone 6s”. Kuo has stated that yields for the Force Touch input have been low, which may constrict the device’s availability at first. Kuo also predicted new materials for Apple Watch casings and that Apple will launch new Apple Watch Sport color options to match the new iPhone.

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07:15
iPhone rules the mobile podcast world

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A report from Clammr today shows a remarkable statistic: 82 percent of all mobile podcast listening is done on iPhone, with most listeners using Apple's default Podcast app. Clammr is a platform used by podcasters to create short audio snippets of shows that can be sent out via social media.

The report shows that fragmentation and lack of a podcast directory is limiting podcasting growth on the Android platform, while Apple's vertically integrated combination of hardware (the iPhone), the App Store, iTunes, and the Podcast app make it simple for iPhone users to discover and enjoy podcasts.

What's remarkable is that most iPhone podcast listeners choose to use the Podcast app despite having a...

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06:57
News: Analyst claims new iPad mini, gold Apple Watch...

In a new report to investors, KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claims that the new iPad mini coming this fall will be a slimmer, lighter version of the iPad Air 2 with updated internal components, as previous rumors have suggested. He also expects a fall release of new Apple Watch Sport colors to match those coming with the new iPhone, including yellow gold or rose gold. Those predictions refer specifically to the aluminum cases, with no new colors expected…

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06:32
News: Daily Deal: Speedy 50W 5-Port USB Charger

Today in iLounge Deals, we’re offering the Speedy 50W 5-Port USB Charger for only $21.99. Providing quick and convenient power for up to five devices at once, the Speedy Desktop USB Charger lets you do away with the hassle of multiple charging cords. 50 watts of power allows for enormous charging capacity and full-speed charging of multiple iPads, and its light, compact, and durable aluminum and plastic body provides for maximum portability.…

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06:17
More than 80% of mobile podcast listeners use Apple...

Amid a surge in podcasting popularity, new data suggests that Apple continues to dominate the online broadcasting industry it helped create, with more than 8 out of every 10 podcast listeners using the company's iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to tune in.

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05:00
Analyst estimates for Apple Watch sales all over the...

Since its launch, Apple Watch sales estimates have either shown it as doing incredibly well, or that it’s doomed to failure. Tim Cook hasn’t announced any figures yet, and may not even report them during tomorrow’s quarterly earnings call. But that won’t stop analysts guessing. If recent “estimates” are anything to go by, the financial wizards in charge of looking in to these numbers have no idea what’s going on. Estimates are all over the place…...

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05:00
Freemium Field Test: Disney Dodo Pop is good-natured...

Free-to-play games often look appealing, but it’s difficult to know at a glance whether the business model is insidious and fun ruining, or reasonable and worth pumping a few bucks into. With Freemium Field Test, we’ll take a recent free-to-play iOS game, put it through its paces, and let you know if it’s really worth your time (and money).

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05:00
The Emperor Is Naked and We're All Idiots


An old fable keeps running through my mind about the scam artist who convinced an emperor that he had created clothing only smart people could see. Everyone says they see the clothing because they don't want to look stupid. Granted, I'm thinking that walking around in clothing stupid people can't see doesn't sound that enticing, but that was clearly a different time. In the end, one child finally bursts out that the top guy in the state is a naked idiot. Recently, it has seemed clear to me that the folks reporting the news think we are idiots.

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04:28
Sketchy Chinese report claims iPhone 6s will drop 16...

MIC Gadget is claiming that retail versions of the next-generation iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus do not come in 16 GB variants. Instead, the report suggests that the new iPhone will start at 32 GB, with 64 GB and 128 GB available as the higher tier options.

The report is based around sources within Foxconn that have supposedly seen product packaging. Apparently, stickers for a 16 GB phone simply do not exist.

Today we want to say goodbye to the 16GB’s iPhone. Some Foxconn insiders confirmed that new iPhone 6s (and we think all “future iPhone” like iPhone 7) will have 32GB...

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03:36
External Link: Details on OS X 10.11 El Capitan’s...

Over at Macworld, Glenn Fleishman offers details on the new System Integrity Protection (SIP) feature in OS X 10.11 El Capitan. The good news is that SIP will make it tough for malware to take hold on your Mac. The bad news is that it will cripple many power-user utilities, such as SuperDuper, Default Folder, and TotalFinder; however, you will be able to disable SIP. Also, users will no longer be able to repair disk permission manually in 10.11 — rather, the system will do it automatically whenever a system update is installed.

 

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03:24
Gene Munster predicts 3 million Apple Watch sales,...

 

With earnings coming tomorrow, analysts are focusing on Apple Watch reception as it will be the first time Watch sales are included in Apple’s financial results. Apple won’t be reporting Apple Watch sales numbers but that doesn’t stop investors from guessing the figure. In a note, Gene Munster says that Apple has sold 3 million units in the quarter. This is slightly below KGI’s estimate which quoted 3.9 million Apple Watch device sales.

Munster says talks with investors have shown general disappointment and concern about the ‘long-term opportunity’ for the Apple Watch. In the short term, he believes supply constraints and lack of availability in Apple retail stores have limited early...

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Sunday July 19

19:14
CrashPlan 4.3

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Apple spotlights 'amazing apps' in latest...

As part of Apple's new iPhone ad blitz, the company on Sunday released a 30-second spot highlighting user access to the iOS App Store and its more than 1.5 million titles, reminding consumers that "If it's not an iPhone, it's not an iPhone."

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Apple debuts new “If it’s not an iPhone, it’s not an...

Apple, just a week and a half after initially introducing its new ad campaign, has today shared another new iPhone ad. The video advertisement is part of the “If it’s not an iPhone, it’s not an iPhone” campaign and focuses on the App Store that comes along with owning an iPhone. In the ad, Apple touts that there are more than 1.5 million apps available for iPhone, all of which are “hand-picked, awe-inspiring, and just plain surprising.”

Last week, Apple unveiled a duo of new ads and introduced the “If it’s not an iPhone, it’s not an iPhone” tagline. Last week’s ads were entitled “Hardware & Software” and “Love.” The former focused on how Apple is responsible for both the hardware and software...

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14:49
How to choose between a new iPod touch and an iPad...

Apple's new iPod touch --?which packs the same A8 chip found in the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus --?is an exceptionally compelling product, and one that could force prospective iPad mini buyers to think twice about their decision. AppleInsider compares and contrasts Apple's best iPod and smallest iPad.

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14:31
The Logic Pros: How to use MIDI hardware...

In this week’s episode of The Logic Pros, we are taking a look at how Logic handles external MIDI-based instruments in the real world. It really doesn’t get any easier than loading up your favorite soft-synth, but that doesn’t mean they are as fun or inspiring as the real thing. LPX has a handy feature that makes it so many of the most popular and sought-after external synths/MIDI-instruments can integrate just as smoothly:

Ok, so we have an external synthesizer or instrument, but how do we get it to work with our Logic studio without the need for...

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10:58
Drones hindered firefighting efforts in California

The aerial firefighters deployed to put out a large wildfire in San Bernardino County on Friday were forced to jettison their loads and ultimately land their planes and helicopters. Why? Because a handful of drone owners thought it would be a great i...

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10:35
Review: Should you buy Apple’s 6th Generation iPod...

Today we’re taking a look at Apple’s 6th generation iPod touch for 2015 and determining whether or not it’s worth the money. It’s been a while since the iPod touch has been refreshed and even though it’s a minor one, this time around it brings along some important changes. If you’ve had Apple’s iPod touch on your must-have gadget list, there are a few things you need to know…

The packaging is exactly the same and you won’t find much inside, but getting into the box, we have the 6th generation iPod touch front and center. Lifting the...

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09:43
Apple Patents Bank Account Balance Snooping Tech

An anonymous reader writes: Apple's latest patent filings shows that the company is looking into displaying advertising based on your available bank balance. If Apple moves forward with this type of technology it would be a complete 360 on its previous direction to not monetize everything they know about customers. Tim Cook has even said multiple times that companies are targeting consumers on multiple fronts and that he's completely against using customer information in this manner and its not the kind of company he wants Apple to be.


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09:28
Here's what it's like to play Valve's...

Sure, people can wax poetic about using HTC's Vive virtual reality headset, but what's it really like when you're looking through those lenses? You might not have to make a pilgrimage to one of HTC's tours to find out. ValveTime has posted a video w...

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Master & Dynamic's MH40 headphones sound as...

When it comes to headphone design, the popular brands don't venture too far from the prescribed formula. Circular earcups, leather-like padding and a folding frame have become de rigueur for on-ear and over-ear models. Then there's Master & Dynamic. ...

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Inhabitat's Week in Green: electric Corvettes...

Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green.

Tesla is the hottest electric automaker around, but a mysterious new company called Faraday Future is nippi...

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05:25
Silicon Valley Still Wrestling With Diversity Issues

An anonymous reader writes: As major tech companies come under increased scrutiny over the diversity of their workforces, many of them are focusing solely on the "pipeline" of workers educated in a computer-related field. They're pouring resources into getting kids to code, setting up internships, and even establishing mentoring programs for underrepresented groups. But experts say they're still failing to root out their own internal biases when making hiring decisions. "That bias shows up in recruiting, with companies drawing from the same top universities, where black and Hispanic graduates are still lagging behind other groups. ... The problem is particularly acute at start-ups, where black founders are just 1 percent of venture-invested firms, according to a 2011 survey by CB Insights." The tech companies are under mounting pressure to solve this problem, and the solutions they're pursuing won't show results quickly.

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05:01
KGI expects new gold colors for Apple Watch Sport to...

A new report out from KGI’s Ming-Chi Kuo includes some interesting details about Apple’s planned fall product releases. Firstly, Kuo expects iPhone shipments to fall in the current quarter as anticipation builds for the new iPhone dubbed the ‘iPhone 6s’, although apparently ‘Force Touch yields are low’ which may constrict availability at the beginning. For Apple Watch, following a report earlier in the year to expect new materials for Apple Watch casings, Kuo claims Apple will launch new Apple Watch Sport color options to match the new iPhone.

This includes anodizing aluminum in either yellow gold or rose gold to match the gold options on the iPhone 6s and create a faux-Edition Sport model. Third-party coating services already exist for the Apple Watch (...

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04:03
US Army wants to send small, cheap satellites to...

The military has been conjuring up one idea after another in an effort to improve its personnel's ability to communicate, such as putting LTE on a ship and launching a WiFi router to space. This time, the US Army is in the midst of testing nanosatell...

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02:00
UK considers punishing online pirates with 10-year...

As police forces up and down the country turn the screw on sellers of illegal streaming boxes, the government is now considering whether pirates in general should receive tougher sentences. Currently, infringers face up to two years in prison, but an...

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Saturday July 18

23:43
California wants pollution-free freight vehicles

California is determined to make dramatic greenhouse gas cuts by 2030, and that could have some major ramifications for the state's big rigs and cargo ships. Governor Jerry Brown has ordered several agencies to draft plans for cleaner freight transpo...

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20:55
Ford's high-tech lighting system makes driving...

Ford is in the midst of developing a couple of advanced front-lighting technologies designed to prevent collision and keep drivers safe at night. The first one called "camera-based advanced front lighting system" takes two of the automaker's older te...

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19:21
KGI: iPhone sales forecast at 54M in Q3, Apple Watch...

Before Apple reveals official numbers for its third fiscal quarter of 2015, a report from well-connected KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo estimates the company's iPhone and Mac lineups put in strong performances, tempered somewhat by sluggish iPad and Apple Watch sales.

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18:27
Boeing and Hacking Team want drones to deliver...

Forget safeguarding drones against hacks -- if Boeing and Hacking Team have their way, robotic aircraft would dish out a few internet attacks of their own. Email conversations posted on WikiLeaks reveal that the two companies want drones to carry dev...

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17:14
Angela Ahrendts hints at upcoming back to school...

Apple's annual Back to School promotion appears to be a no-show for 2015, but a report on Saturday claims SVP of Retail Angela Ahrendts this week hinted to employees that a comparable offering could be coming soon.

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10:00
Gadget Ogling: An Amped-Up Smartphone, a Giant USB...


Marshall, best known for its guitar amplifiers and headphones, is moving into the smartphone market. Its first device, London, has dual front-facing speakers and a pair of audio outputs, making it easy to share what you're listening to with a friend who's also wearing headphones, assuming you're in a setting where you don't have the option of playing the audio over speakers. There's a dedicated button for access to various music services, and there's a scroll wheel with that unmistakable Marshall gold sheen to control the volume.

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10:00
Caturday: Casey, feline commander of the iMac!

Casey, photo by Maryann Trozzo

It's all in the timing. Sometimes we Mac-loving cat toys catch our furry buddies in the act of doing something that looks so human... In this case, Casey looks like he's checking out settings to make sure they're correct, but he's actually more interested in a fly that's landed on top of the iMac. Here's the scoop from Casey's loving human, Maryann Trozzo:

“This is Casey who was adopted from the LASPCA in Long Beach, Ca in November of 2013. He is now a little over 2 years old. He is the most charming of kitties, he comes when we call him and loves to play and chase treats. About a year ago I was working on a family members old iMac. A fly that got into the house landed on the top of the monitor and the resulting pictured happened. He look like he is studying what is on the screen, but you can barely see the tiny fly sitting on top. I hope you can download these pictures from Facebook. I also included a second picture of this pretty...

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09:30
Microsoft has hit the ecosystem wall

Last week's announcement that Microsoft would scale back its smartphone efforts was a clarifying moment. The resulting smartphone segments that the company will play in—which it calls business, value, and flagship—mirror those of its Surface tablets....

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