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Thursday January 22

08:30
Amazon releases Kindle Textbook Creator for Mac, a...

Apple first released its iBooks Author Mac app for creating interactive textbooks for the iBooks Store back in 2012, and now Amazon is delivering its own textbook composing Mac app for publishing to the Kindle Store. Kindle Textbook Creator, announced today, is available in beta for both Mac and PC with the competitive benefit of publishing to the cross-platform Kindle Store, which is available on iOS, Mac, Android, and more.

The new Kindle Textbook Creator app is part of...

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08:18
Review: STM Studio for iPad Air 2

STM has released a new version of its Studio ($40) case for iPad Air 2. The case, which is designed specifically for iPad Air 2, combines a snap-on polycarbonate hard shell back with a soft synthetic leather folio cover. Studio uses a magnetic closure that wraps around the case to keep it closed. The shell is thin, but as we've seen with most iPad Air 2 cases, it could probably be a bit thinner and still offer proper support while accentuating the device's profile. Studio's cover folds into a stand, as well. This new version of Studio is very similar to the original iPad Air version of the case; we'll keep the review brief.{/exp:char_limit}
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08:00
BlackBerry CEO demands Apple make iMessage cross-...

BlackBerry is doing its best to mount a comeback in the face of overwhelming competition from iOS and Android devices. The BlackBerry Classic is a step in the right direction, but the fact remains that app support is a huge problem, and porting apps ...

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07:59
T-Mobile launches Smartphone Equality, expanding...

T-Mobile often rolls out “Un-carrier” initiatives that intend to challenge its competitors (which sometimes get copied), and John Legere’s latest announcement for the company is no different. The T-Mobile CEO shared today that the carrier soon start offering the same financing options to customers with weak credit as it provides for well qualified customers. The program is called Smartphone Equality, and here’s how it works…The gist of it is this: customers who otherwise may not qualify for financing plans like $0 down options due to poor credit can now avoid hefty deposits just by being a loyal T-Mobile customer...

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07:55
Mac: Apple Logic Pro X 10.1

Apple’s Logic Pro studio app has become a staple in the professional recording industry, and the debut of Logic Pro X a couple of years ago made some huge strides in making the app even more accessible and polished. With the release of the latest update, Logic Pro X 10.1 ($200), Apple adds a handful of new advanced features such as an intelligent beat profile for electronic and hip hop styles, as well as some handy Yosemite integrations such as MailDrop and AirDrop support.

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07:36
BlackBerry’s “net neutrality” plan: Force Apple to...

BlackBerry CEO John Chen laid out a net neutrality plan of his own yesterday in a letter to US lawmakers and in a post on the Canadian company's blog. One part of his proposal in particular has garnered attention: Chen thinks net neutrality rules in the US should force Apple and Netflix to make apps for BlackBerry hardware.

Net neutrality proposals generally focus on Internet service providers, banning discrimination against Internet content and applications. Chen wants makers of software to have to follow neutrality rules as well.

While BlackBerry makes its own messaging service available for multiple platforms, Apple has not returned the favor. Netflix has also "discriminated against BlackBerry customers" by not releasing a BlackBerry app. Chen wrote:

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07:25
Apple exploring smarter Smart Cover, new gesture...

Future iPads could come with even fewer physical buttons, as Apple is evaluating new ways to show contextually relevant information and allow quick access to device controls based on the position of the iPad's Smart Cover, according to a patent application published Thursday by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.

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07:05
Could Microsoft's Foggy Windows 10 Plan Be Any...


The most important and daring move that Microsoft made Wednesday is far and away making the upgrade to Windows 10 free. Seems dirt-simple and intuitive on the surface, but it represents a startling and abrupt shift in both how users will relate to Microsoft and how Microsoft innovates with Windows going forward. As long-time readers know, I'm an unabashed Apple fan -- but I can appreciate a smart move when I see one, and no doubt about it, making Windows a free upgrade is a smart move. So what is Microsoft doing, exactly?

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07:00
Spotify update lets you preview, save songs quickly

Music streaming service Spotify has updated its iOS app with a cool new feature that helps you find what you're looking for. It's called Touch Preview and works by briefly playing a portion of a song while you tap-and-hold on its icon. Even if you're...

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06:59
Review: CalDigit’s Mac hub Thunderbolt Station 2...

Despite USB 3.0’s growing popularity with consumers, Thunderbolt remains a viable alternative for professional users, particularly video makers willing to pay a premium for guaranteed high speeds. Over the past year, several Thunderbolt 2 hubs have come to market — boxes with one Thunderbolt 2 connection to a computer, one for a Thunderbolt accessory, and multiple ports to connect USB, audio, video, and Ethernet accessories. The idea: keep all of your gear hooked up to the hub, then use a single cable to connect it all to your Mac.

Known for large, heavy, professional-grade Mac accessories, CalDigit has just released Thunderbolt Station 2...

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06:53
Beats Music’s Ian Rogers auctioning lunch in LA or...

Former Beats Music CEO and current Apple employee Ian Rogers is participating in a charity fundraiser through the online auction site Charitybuzz. With the estimated value pegged at $3,000, the fundraiser has a starting bid of $600, and runs for two weeks starting today. The highest bidder will have the opportunity to meet the former Beats Music CEO in either Los Angeles (where Beats is headquartered) or Cupertino (near Apple’s campus) for a private lunch meeting.

Rogers isn’t the first high-ranking Apple employee to participate in a Charitybuzz auction, although his fundraiser may end up being the most affordable. Apple’s Eddy Cue similarly...

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06:53
News: Daily Deal: Turn handwritten notes into...

In today’s iLounge Deal we’re offering the Equil Smartpen 2 for only $129.99 – a savings of 23% off the regular price. The Equil allows you to turn your scribbles and sketches into editable digital copies that can be safely stored and shared with the press of a button. You can add text and photos to digitally enhance your notes, save, organize, title, and tag your notes, and share your notes to the cloud and social media services. The…

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06:05
BlackBerry CEO prods regulators for 'app...

Comparing the net neutrality debate to the expansion of railroads in the 20th century, BlackBerry CEO John Chen on Tuesday called for authorities to force companies such as Apple and Netflix to make their services available to all consumers, regardless of platform.

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06:00
Rumor Roundup: Vindicated rather than vindictive

Following the non-bombshell, non-revelation from a non-accurate analyst earlier this week that Apple might be making a stylus for the iPad, the rumor fires cooled considerably, with only two of note seeping through the cracks.

After eating Intel's m...

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04:30
Spotify updating iOS app with neat touch preview and...

Spotify has announced an update to its iOS app to add some very handy new features. You’ll be able to preview any song just by touching the track and holding your finger down. Tapping it then plays the full track.

The app is also getting two new swipe gestures designed to make it even easier to queue music and save tracks to My Music … 

Simply swipe right on a track to add it to your queue, and swipe left to add it to your My Music selection.

iTunes was still showing the previous version at the time of writing, but my app has already updated, so it should show up in iTunes shortly. Spotify says it is also exploring ways to...

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03:30
10 clear cases to show off your iPhone's design

In the clear

Image by Macworld UK

Phone cases are a necessary evil. They add extra weight and thickness to your iPhone, and they cover up the pretty gold, silver, or space gray exterior you spent an extra five minutes picking out. But you suck it up, because it’s better to slap an ugly case on your iPhone than it is to pay for a pricey screen repair.

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Wednesday January 21

23:43
BlackBerry CEO thinks Apple should be legally...

BlackBerry Messenger for iPhone (it’s OK to laugh)

If you can’t beat ‘em, tell the government to force ‘em to let you beat ‘em. That’s the approach BlackBerry CEO John Chen wants to take to mobile software development. Today Chen wrote in a blog post on the BlackBerry website that he believes the issue of net neutrality requires the government to not only promote and protect neutrality not only among wireless and broadband carriers, but also among app and content providers.

Chen argues that it’s pointless to tell Comcast, Time Warner, Verizon, and other carriers that they can’t discriminate against certain data while still allowing applications and content providers to discriminate against certain platforms.

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21:23
Google to reportedly enter cellular service industry...

A pair of reports on Wednesday claim Google is about to wade into the cellular network industry through deals with U.S. carriers T-Mobile and Sprint, a bold move that could push competitors to cut prices and boost data speeds.

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19:31
Developer NimbleBit announces Apple Watch support...

Third-party app developer NimbleBit, known for 8-bit style real-time simulation games, announced on Wednesday that its upcoming project will be one of the first game titles to hit Apple Watch's diminutive screen.

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19:13
Ubuntu Aims to Make the IoT Snappy


Canonical on Tuesday unveiled Snappy Ubuntu Core, a new rendition of Ubuntu targeting the Internet of Things. Snappy Ubuntu Core offers a minimal server image with the same libraries as "traditional" Ubuntu, if we can call it that, but Snappy apps and Ubuntu Core can be upgraded automatically and rolled back if necessary. This so-called transactional or image-based systems management approach is ideal for deployments that require predictability and reliability, according to Canonical.

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19:00
Daily Deals for January 21, 2015, Easily Mount Your...

It's time to save some of that hard-earned cash with our Daily Deals, featuring exclusive TUAW Deals, a handy list from Dealnews and our own handpicked iOS and OS X selections.

All prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly....

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16:42
Twitter debuts While you were away' posts on...

Twitter on Wednesday announced "While you were away" recaps, a new feature designed to keep users up to date with the goings on of people they follow by surfacing missed posts in their home timeline.

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16:03
Patent troll targets Apple's Safari, Cover Flow...

In a new patent lawsuit with the Northern California District Court on Tuesday, so-called "patent troll" TriDim Innovations claims Apple infringed two 3D user interface patents with Safari for iOS 7 and iOS 8, Cover Flow and Time Machine.

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16:00
Logic Pro X update brings AirDrop support, new...

Apple's digital audio solution Logic Pro X has just received a massive new update which introduces new drum and synth effects, plug-ins, and support for Apple's AirDrop and MailDrop features. Among the features users will be most excited to see are d...

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15:26
Twitter adds new ‘while you were away’ recaps to iOS...

Twitter this evening has announced in a blog post that it is rolling out a new “While you were away” recap feature to its mobile apps. Starting today on iOS and “soon” on Twitter.com and Android, a “While you were away” banner will appear in your feed, showing you the top tweets that you missed since you last opened the app. The company initially announced plans for a feature like this in November.

Twitter says that the tweets it shows are determined by engagement, as well as other factors. Users who spend a lot of time in the Twitter app already won’t see this new banner as often as those who only open the app every now and then.

In the blog post, Twitter ...

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15:00
It's time to slow down the Apple Watch hype...

Over the past few months, we've seen a number of analysts predict how well the Apple Watch will sell, with some of the more optimistic takes claiming that Apple may sell upwards of 40 million units during the first 12 months of availability.

Many an...

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14:10
Apple's Logic Pro X gets massive update with...

Apple on Wednesday released a huge update to its Logic Pro X professional digital audio workstation, complete with fresh drum and synth effects, redesigned plug-ins, an expanded sound library and support for new OS X features like AirDrop and Mail Drop.

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14:00
RiLAXapp let's you relax from the stresses of...

RiLAXapp is a US$0.99 app with one mission: to provide an audio and visual experience to help you unwind. The app features three different scenes -- one with water, another with a crackling flame, and a third with the aurora borealis over some mounta...

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13:56
External Link: Dropbox Dropping Leopard

Bad news if you use Dropbox to sync with older Macs: Dropbox will no longer support Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard as of 18 May 2015. Users will still be able to use the Dropbox Web interface, but the app will no longer work. Dropbox has already sent notices to users using older version of Mac OS X.

 

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13:47
Logic Pro X 10.1 arrives w/ tons of new sounds,...

Apple today released a new version of Logic Pro X, its professional audio editing software, bringing the current version to 10.1 and adding a long list of new features. Among the new additions to Logic Pro X in version 10.1 includes 10 new Drummers, the intelligent beat profile feature, focused on hip hop and electronic styles. OS X Yosemite users will appreciate the ability to share projects from Logic Pro X to other users using both Mail Drop, which lets you send large files over email using iCloud storage, and AirDrop, which lets you share files wirelessly between nearby Macs.

In addition to updating Logic Pro X, Apple released version 1.2 of its Logic Remote iPad app with a new plug-in view for remotely controlling parameters and adding or...

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13:37
Google’s move to become a wireless carrier

The new service is expected run on Sprint and T-Mobile’s networks, two people familiar with the product say. Google is expected to reach deals to buy wholesale access to those carriers’ mobile voice and data networks, making it a mobile virtual network operator, or MVNO, they say.

I’m kind of ambivalent about this, to be honest. Google has never done a very good job selling phones, so I don’t know how they will make this work. I’m just having a hard time wrapping my head around it.

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13:33
∞ Apple releases Logic Pro X 10.1

Apple on Wednesday released a major update to Logic Pro X, the company’s professional digital audio workstation software. As part of the update, Apple also released a new version of Logic Remote, giving the software access to Logic or Audio Unit plug-in parameters and multi-touch gestures, as well as other changes. [...]

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13:30
You can now take every Khan Academy course via the...

Your iPad just became an even more powerful learning tool than it already was, and you can thank Khan Academy for that. The non-profit education hub just brought its entire catalog of over 150,000 courses to Apple's tablet, meaning you can spend the ...

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13:25
News: NimbleBit announces Apple Watch support for...

Photo: TouchArcade Game developer NimbleBit has announced that its upcoming iOS game Letterpad will feature Apple Watch support, TouchArcade reports. The developer previously announced that it was looking for testers for the upcoming game, which challenges users to come up with words relating to specific topics from a provided grid of nine letters. With the game nearing completion, NimbleBit has announced that the game will also be playable on the…

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13:22
McDSP adds VST support in V6

In addition to VST plug-in format support, v6 includes a complete upgrade to the entire McDSP product line. New user interface features, faster loading times, and algorithm optimizations across all formats are just some of the improvements in the v6 release. Pro Tools users will appreciate v6 additions such as enhanced support for the Avid S6 and S3 control surfaces. Artist presets from the likes of Dave Pensado, Kevin Churko, Joe Barresi, and many others are also included.

This looks like a solid release from a great company.

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13:15
Apple buys Semetric

Apple has acquired British startup Semetric, which runs the Musicmetric analytics tool, as part of its plans to relaunch its Beats Music streaming music service later in the year.

It will be fascinating to see what type of plan Apple has for Beats. Will it be integrated into iTunes as a technology, or will Beats get some Apple touch-ups and continue on as it is.

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13:00
Evernote says goodbye to Hello and Peek

Evernote has announced it will be ending support for its contacts management app Hello on February 7. The company suggests migrate their data to Evernote before then. Here's the email Evernote sent out announcing the closer.

As of February 7, 2015,...

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12:58
TAG Heuer CEO calls Apple Watch “an incredible...

“It’s a fantastic product, an incredible achievement,” he said. “I’m not just living in the tradition and culture and the past, I also want to be connected to the future. The Apple Watch connects me to the future. My watch connects me to history, to eternity.”

Oh boy, this is going to be an interesting year.

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12:47
NBC will let you watch Super Bowl XLIX live for free...

iMore:

NBC will stream 11 continuous hours of live content on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 1 to desktops and iPads. The “Super Stream Sunday” event will run from noon EST and to around 10 p.m. and include NBC’s pre-game coverage, Super Bowl XLIX itself, the halftime show, and the post-game show, and the episode of The Blacklist that will air following the game. The stream will take place through the NBC Sports Live Extra app.

That’s a lot of talking about football.

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12:47
iPhone 6 eats into Samsung’s lead in South Korea

Apple captured a record 33 percent market share in South Korea in November, the highest ever for a foreign brand, according to a monthly report released by Hong Kong-based market research company Counterpoint on Wednesday. In contrast, Samsung’s share slipped to 46 percent after hovering around 60 percent for five months.

The quarterly iPhone numbers are going to be incredible.

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12:46
Ask iLounge: Reorganizing files in the iTunes Media...

Q: How do I move a group of referenced songs in my iTunes Media Folder from one directory to another directory in the same media folder? Whenever I move them, iTunes keeps putting them back into the original directory. I’ve found that unchecking the “Keep iTunes Media folder organized” option works temporarily, but once I turn it back on, it moves the songs back. Any ideas? A: The short answer is that you can’t really do this…

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12:41
Microsoft Just Handed Us Our Holographic Future


Microsoft on Wednesday announced Windows Holographic, a feature in Windows 10 that will let users create their own holograms and print them out on 3D printers. Every Windows 10 device has holographic APIs enabled, Microsoft's Alex Kipman said. Windows 10 holograms are Windows Universal Apps. Users need the Microsoft HoloLens headset, which Kipman described as "the first fully untethered computer." It has advanced sensors to capture information, high-definition holographic lenses, and spatial sound so users can hear holograms behind them.

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12:41
“The press gallery over the House floor looks like a...

It really does. You can’t buy advertising like

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12:30
This iPhone 6 case survived a drop from space

Could your iPhone 6 case survive a 101,000 foot drop from near-space, experiencing 70 MPH winds and temperatures as low as -79 degrees F? If you have Urban Armor Gear's iPhone 6 case, the answer is apparently yes. The company tested its latest case w...

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12:14
Apps: Be My Eyes, GoodReader 4.8, MacID, Multifly +...

New Apps Be My Eyes – Helping Blind See (free) — Technology has created amazing new levels of communication and interaction, and while the collection of games and social networking apps on the App Store may usually come across as narcissistic and self-involved, every so often we see an app come along which turns that perception on its head. As the name implies, this relatively new app from Copenhagen allows sighted iPhone users to assist blind…

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12:00
iPhone Market share taking off in Japan and Korea

That's the report from Counterpoint Research. According to the Counterpoint Research, global Apple iPhone sales grew 26 percent annually crossing 20 million unit monthly sales mark for the first time ever in November 2014. Apple's iPhone sales volume...

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11:59
Amplified: “You’re bald, you got a big gut and those...

Jim and Shawn talk about quoting Steve Jobs, Google Glass, Mac magazines and NAMM!

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11:54
Every Khan Academy course is now available on the...

The Verge:

While Khan Academy has had an iOS app since 2012, it has typically not offered the full experience found on its website. All of its videos were available, but none of its thousands of training exercises were offered to iOS users.

That all changes today with the introduction of a completely redesigned app for the iPad — now, everything that lives on the site is also available to iPad users. That includes some 150,000 learning exercises.

I’ve checked out a few of the Khan Academy classes and am fairly impressed with them. A great tool for learning.

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11:43
Microsoft unveils 'HoloLens' holographic...

Software giant Microsoft announced its latest move into hardware on Wednesday, unveiling an all-new augmented reality headset dubbed the "HoloLens" that will enable users to see and manipulate holographic images in realtime, without a tethered computer.

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11:23
Microsoft’s new interface: FREAKING HOLOGRAMS

During Microsoft's Windows 10 event today, the company introduced two new devices and a whole new application development model for the Windows platform: holographic computing.

Windows Holographic is a three-dimensional, environmentally aware application environment that will be supported in various ways on all Windows 10 devices. Holographic content will be put most spectacularly on display by HoloLens, a wearable computer that uses tricks of light to project three-dimensional virtual objects on top of the environment around the user, allowing them to interact with the "holograms" using voice and gesture commands.They're not really holograms, in the purely technical sense—there are no lasers involved, and the display is not using diffraction or interference to create a holographic projection. Instead, they use a high...

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11:23
You can now unlock Google Docs, Slides and Sheets...


Google is on a roll this week with updating its iOS apps. Yesterday we saw Chrome for iPhone and iPad pick up a big update bringing Material Design to the browser and adopting Handoff support with OS X Yosemite. Following Chrome’s release, Google today shared new versions of its Docs, Slides, and Sheets apps for iPhone and iPad taking advantage of another Apple technology: Touch ID.

Beginning with Docs version 1.2.6448, Slides version 1.0.5754, and Sheets version 1.1.7297, iPhone and iPad users can now lock and unlock each app using the Touch ID fingerprint scanner as an alternative to the passcode lock screen....

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11:06
Verizon Offers Connected-Car Service Even Beaters...


Verizon last week unveiled a new connected-vehicle service at the Detroit auto show. Verizon Vehicle, which will go live this spring, will be compatible with nearly every vehicle made since 1996. It will be available directly to consumers regardless of their wireless carrier. Designed to enhance driver safety, Verizon Vehicle will provide diagnostic technology and live assistance with GPS accuracy in times of need. Moreover, it will connect drivers with live A.S.E.-certified mechanics who can diagnose potential problems and offer solutions.

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11:06
Taking a page from Apple's book, Microsoft to...

Microsoft on Wednesday announced that Windows 10, its next-generation desktop and mobile operating system, would be offered as a free upgrade for users running Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows Phone 8.1.

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11:06
External Link: Why You Should Avoid MacKeeper

You may have heard of the system maintenance utility MacKeeper, which claims to keep your Mac running smoothly. According to iMore’s Peter Cohen, who also works at an independent Apple reseller, MacKeeper is best avoided. Cohen calls out the company’s shady marketing tactics, the instability it can introduce to Macs, and how difficult it is to uninstall.

 

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10:59
External Link: Hard Drive Reliability: One Year Later

Last year, online backup service Backblaze released its internal data on hard drive reliability. The company has now updated its findings with some surprising results. In their new tests, 3 TB drives, especially those from Seagate, were dramatically less reliable than other capacities. The most reliable drives for the price were 4 TB drives from Seagate.

 

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10:48
Apple purchases Semetrics music analysis service,...

Apple’s interested in what you’re listening to.

Especially if it helps to justify having spent several billion dollars for Beats.

Per The Guardian, Apple has acquired British startup Semetric, which runs the Musicmetric analytics tool, as part of its plans to relaunch its Beats Music streaming music service later in the year.

In documents filed with Companies House earlier in January, Semetric’s registered address was changed to 100 New Bridge Street in London – the office of law firm Baker & McKenzie, which is also the registered address of Apple Europe Limited.

Meanwhile, senior Apple attorney Gene Levoff was appointed as a director of Semetric in October 2014, according to another published through Companies House in January.

“...

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10:44
Apple's fifth beta of OS X Yosemite 10.10.2...

Apple on Wednesday provided yet another pre-release version of its forthcoming update for OS X Yosemite to developers, asking testers to continue focusing on problem areas including Wi-Fi, Mail, VoiceOver, and Bluetooth.

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10:28
Apple pushes pre-release OS X 10.10.2 (14C106a)...

After several preview releases to testers, Apple has pushed yet another OS X 10.10.2 build to pre-release Yosemite testers through the Updates section of the Mac App Store. Previous builds of the Mac operating system focused on improving bugs with WiFi, Mail, and VoiceOver, and this pre-release seed is no exception. We’ll update our coverage with what we find in the latest pre-release seed.

The OS X 10.10.2 software update has been in development for quite some time now—the first beta went out to testers on November 20th—and the last OS X 10.10 update released...

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10:04
Apple spent record $4.1M to lobby U.S. government in...

Federal lobbying disclosures filed this week revealed the extent to which Apple has beefed up lobbying operations in recent years, as the $1.2 million the company spent in the fourth quarter of last year pushed its full-year total over $4 million for the first time ever.

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09:55
Microsoft will give away Windows 10 … just like OS X

Image via Brad Sams

Microsoft announced today at its Windows 10 briefing that it will make the next major version of its operating system free for consumers. Windows 10 will be a free upgrade for for the first year for Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows Phone 8.1 users. Users who upgrade will continue to have access to the latest versions for free when using the same device. For comparison, Apple has offered updates to each of its software updates, including major operating system versions, for free since 2013 with the release of OS X 10.9 Mavericks for the Mac....

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09:12
Edward Snowden refuses to use an iPhone, cites...

Edward Snowden doesn’t trust the iPhone.

Whether you trust yours is another matter altogether.

Per AppleInsider and Sputnik, infamous former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, responsible for leaking thousands of pages of classified intelligence documents from the secretive spy organization, reportedly believes that the iPhone contains “special software” that can be remotely activated by authorities for intelligence gathering purposes.

“Edward never uses an iPhone, he’s got a simple phone,” Snowden’s lawyer said in a recent interview. “The iPhone has special software that can activate itself without the owner, having...

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09:00
9to5Toys Last Call: Super Bowl HDTV deals, MacBook...

Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: TwitterRSS FeedFacebookGoogle+ and Safari push notifications.

Today’s can’t miss deals:

Last Call updates:

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08:59
TAG Heuer working on an Apple Watch rival after...

After months of bashing Samsung, Sony, and Pebble’s “cheap, plastic-designed watches,” luxury watch maker TAG Heuer is developing its own smartwatch.

Jean-Claude Biver, head of TAG Heuer parent company LVMH’s watch division, told Bloomberg that the upcoming Apple Watch is a huge threat to sub-$2,000 watches. So TAG Heuer will be working with Silicon Valley tech companies to create its new watch, which unlike its heritage products won’t be entirely made in Switzerland.

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08:55
Xsan 4: Volume mounting, but not showing in Server...

Forums: Troubleshooting

After reconfiguring my MDC (which had something screwed up in OD), I'm having an issue with my Xsan volume listing in Server app. It shows that Xsan is up and running, but the volumes window is blank. I was able to successfully add a backup MDC and they both are able to find each other without issue, however neither the MDC or backup MDC show the volume in the window. They do, however, both mount the volume without issue.

There is one issue, that I know of, that I'm pretty sure this is causing an issue for. Whenever I add the profile to a new client machine the volume does not mount without forcing a mount using "xsanctl mount Media". Once mounted, there are no problems that I can tell, however I haven't used it with this issue long enough to tell. Essentially it seems like it can find the volume, it just doesn't know that it's available...

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08:50
Dropbox to discontinue Mac OS X 10.5 support after...

You’re going to have to update your operating system to Mac OS X 10.6 or later to keep using Dropbox.

Per 9to5Mac, Dropbox has announced through an email to users on older versions of OS X that it will soon be discontinuing support for computers running Leopard or other older versions of the operating system. Users still running anything older than OS X 10.6 will need to upgrade in order to continue using future versions of the Dropbox app.

Users who don’t upgrade will still be able to use the web-based Dropbox manager, but will be automatically signed out of the Mac app. From that point forward, they will not be able to login back into the Mac client until they are on a newer version of OS X.

The changes will go into effect on May 18th, so users still have plenty of time to upgrade their...

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08:11
Increased adoption of iPhone 6 Plus in U.S., China...

Usage data from Apple's two largest markets is showing a significant increase in buyers' preference for the large display of iPhone 6 Plus as supply increases, indicating a richer profit mix destined to polish the company's earnings.

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08:03
NSA leaker Edward Snowden refuses to use Apple'...

Infamous former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, responsible for leaking thousands of pages of classified intelligence documents from the secretive spy organization, reportedly believes that the iPhone contains "special software" that can be remotely activated by authorities for intelligence gathering purposes.

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07:46
Review: VSN Mobil V.360 Camera

VSN Mobil's V.360 Camera ($400) is a Bluetooth and Wi-Fi-enabled standalone camera which lets users take pictures or record video in a full 360 degrees. It works with either an included remote or a free iOS app. The single lens camera can take very wide, panoramic pictures and videos, with an image resolution of up to 7MP, and video resolution up to 6480 x 1080 in HD with a 30 fps frame rate. A 2.3 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor powers V.360, and photos are stored on a micro-SD card, which is sold separately. V.360's removable 2610 mAh battery can be recharged using the included micro-USB cable and charger via USB 3.0. The camera can also be hooked up to an external display via the HDMI port.{/exp:char_limit}
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07:45
Businesses Waste Big Bucks Fighting Phantom...


Businesses spend an average of $1.27 million a year chasing cyberthreats that turn out to be dead ends. That is one of the findings in a report released last week on the cost of containing malware. In a typical week, an organization can receive nearly 17,000 malware alerts, although only 19 percent of them are considered reliable, the researchers found. Still, malware fighters have a difficult time keeping up with even the reliable alerts, since only 4 percent are investigated.

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06:39
FiftyThree’s Pencil stylus for the iPad now...

FiftyThree, the company behind the popular iPad drawing app Paper, has announced that its pressure-sensitive iPad stylus Pencil is now available at the Apple Store for $49.99. Apple is rumored to be launching the 12-inch iPad ‘Pro’ with a Stylus accessory so maybe that’s the new thing.

Pencil was...

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06:18
News: Apple acquires music analytics firm Semetric

Apple has acquired Semetric, a London-based music analytics company, the Wall Street Journal reports. The analytics service produced by the company tracks music sales, illegal downloads, and social networking interactions, according to a person familiar with the acquisition. An Apple attorney also reportedly joined Semitic’s board in October. An Apple spokesman provided the generic response that “Apple buys smaller technology companies…

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06:07
News: Daily Deal: Save 10% on the PowerCube Outlet...

In today’s iLounge Deal you can pick up the PowerCube Outlet Expander for only $17.95. Providing four AC outlets and a dual-USB port, the PowerCube is versatile enough to meet all of your power and charging needs in one portable power adapter. Designed to be sleek, compact, and efficient, you can plug in up to four AC plugs of just about any size without worrying about them blocking each other, and the dual-USB port provides full 2.1A charging…

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05:42
Be My Eyes iPhone app allows sighted people to lend...

The National Federation of the Blind said last year that Apple has “done more for accessibility than any other company,” and with the help of a new app, iPhone and iPad owners can take things even further. Be My Eyes is an app that allows blind people to request remote help from a sighted person when needed.

Requests for help might range from checking the expiry date on a container of milk to looking at an airport departure board for a gate number … 

Sighted people who are willing to lend a hand install the app and will then get alerts when help is requested.

As...

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05:00
The Week in Mac Accessories: Stands that deliver

Stands that deliver

Our latest roundup of Mac accessories includes new stands from BiteMyApple, Grovemade, and Twelve South—plus the prettiest external hard drive ever, from LaCie.

BiteMyApple

The $85 Ridge Stand is built to support MacBook Airs or Pros. It is made out of aluminum, and it tilts your keyboard forward for ergonomic handiness while you work. It’s light—less than a pound—for portability, and has rubber buffers to grip your laptop and hold it gently in place.

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04:46
State of the Union press gallery “looks like a damn...

We’re used to seeing row upon row of Macbooks at tech press events, but the popularity of Apple’s laptop seems equally strong among mainstream journalists. The Huffington Post’s senior congressional reporter Michael McAuliff tweeted that the press gallery at last night’s State of the Union address “looks like a damn Apple ad.”

By far the majority of the laptops visible in the photo of the press gallery above the House floor have the familiar glowing Apple logo.

Wow. The press gallery over the House floor for #SOTU looks like a damn Apple ad. http://t.co/uubqdon5qc


Michael McAuliff (@mmcauliff) January 21, 2015

The White House also embraced technology by posting the full text of the speech...

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04:32
BBC updating iOS news app with personalized feeds,...

The British Broadcasting Corporation has announced that its BBC News iPhone and iPad apps are being updated, with a lot more video, local news, ‘most popular’ links and–most interestingly of all–users able to add their own personalized news feeds.

In addition to pre-existing sections – including Top Stories, UK and Politics – users will be able to add specialised feeds of their choice, for example: Apps, Taylor Swift, Genetics, and Oban.

A new ‘My news’ section allows users to enter keywords which will be matched against tags entered by journalists to populate the personalized feed.

The BBC says that the UK version of both iOS and Android apps will be rolled out this week, with global...

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03:55
Three cheers for the delightfully personal PowerBook...

In its recent ad for the MacBook Air, Apple demonstrated how much people loved it by showing the ways in which people had personalized theirs with stickers. And although my current 2008 MacBook Pro is stickerless, my previous MacBook and iBook were covered in them, so I get it.

Still, this personalization of the MacBook Air is very much despite Apple, not thanks to it. In 1996, however, Apple introduced a Mac that you were very definitely encouraged to customize: the PowerBook 1400 series with its BookCover feature. Part of the plain black lid slid off, and you could replace it instead with a piece of clear plastic under which you could position your own designs.

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03:48
Get a second number to turn your iPhone or iPad into...

When you own a small business, the temptation to hand over a business card with your personal cell number plastered on it is natural. You’re merely offering a direct line to the person who can make decisions. Accessibility is a key selling point when touting the advantages of your business over larger corporations.

But you can oversell your accessibility—and the end result is interrupted dinners, missed birthday parties, and alarming calls at 2 in the morning. Customers want what they want, when they want it. These interruptions might be good for business, but they’re bad for personal health and relationships.

Carrying around a second phone to separate business from work is inconvenient and expensive—what about taking advantage of the devices you’re already carrying? The proliferation of apps offering virtual phone numbers has made it entirely possible to manage a secondary business line from your iOS device....

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03:08
Apple buys UK music tracking startup Semetric to...

Apple has purchased British media analytics startup Semetric in what appears to be the next step in a planned push for Beats Music, the streaming music platform Apple acquired last year as part of its Beats deal.

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01:25
Apple acquires media analytics startup Semetric,...

The Guardian is reporting that Apple has acquired media analytics startup Semetric, apparently as part of the ongoing Beats Music relaunch. Of note, Semetric owns Musicmetrics, an analytics tool for artists to track the popularity of their music around the web.

Apple replied to the Guardian with its typical company acquisition statement:

“Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plan,” said Apple in a statement provided to the Guardian, although Semetric declined to comment.

The Musicmetrics platform measures things like BitTorrent activity, social network reach and other sales data to offer comprehensive reports on the uptake and reactions of the general public for a given song. The Guardian says...

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01:12
Apple grabs 33% smartphone marketshare in South...

Apple’s marketshare in South Korea has skyrocketed in the last quarter, driven by strong demand for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, according to data by Counterpoint. Apple increased its share of sales from 15% to 33%, more than doubling its market power in one quarter.

Historically, Samsung has dominated South Korea, largely due to geographic advantages, but Apple’s gains now threaten the #1 spot. Apple is the first foreign smartphone company ever to surpass 20% marketshare in the region, taking the number 2 spot. Samsung’s marketshare fell from 60% in November to 46% and (now third-place) South Korean LG Electronics fell to 14%.

“No foreign brand has gone beyond...

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00:18
Bugs in Qualcomm's 64-bit Snapdragon 810 may...

A new report claims that Samsung has decided against using Qualcomm's 64-bit Snapdragon 810 Application Processor in its next flagship smartphone due to overheating issues, and will instead be forced use its own internally developed (and significantly slower) Exynos chip instead.

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22:45
Google joins Apple, Microsoft, others in student...

A number of tech industry heavyweights, including Apple, Microsoft and Google, have pledged support for a data privacy initiative aimed at keeping student information safe.

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20:53
Sales of Apple's iPhone surge in Asia as rival...

Fresh research published on Wednesday shows Apple's latest iPhone 6 and 6 Plus handsets led to significant gains in important Asian markets over November, including South Korea, where local tech giant Samsung saw product sales contract.

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20:51
TAG Heuer exec changes tune on Apple Watch, says he’...

TAG Heuer executive Jean-Claude Biver may have dismissed the Apple Watch just a few short months ago (as Apple was poaching members of the company’s leadership for the project), but it seems he has recently had a change of heart. In an interview with Bloomberg, Biver called the upcoming gadget “a fantastic product, an incredible achievement” and said he’ll likely...

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20:03
TAG Heuer CEO calls Apple Watch biggest threat to...

Just months after Jean-Claude Biver voiced harsh criticism over Apple Watch, the TAG Heuer interim CEO and head of timepieces at luxury monolith LVMH is furiously backpedalling, saying on Tuesday that the wearable is 'an incredible achievement' and that he plans to wear one.

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17:57
Apple Web Server notifications (Apple KB)

This article provides credit to people who have reported potential security issues in Apple's web servers.

Read more: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT201536

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17:04
The iPad Pro’s stylus

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is back with another report outlining his belief that Apple will launch a stylus as an optional accessory for the company’s rumored 12.9-inch “iPad Pro”. With the new iPad’s larger screen, it will likely prove popular with enterprise and creative users who tend to have more need for a stylus and Kuo believes Apple will fill that need with an in-house solution.

A stylus may work for creatives, but I think the using a finger will still be the preferred method for the majority of people.

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17:00
Today in the App Store -- the best free apps, new...

Here are some of the best free apps, app updates and new apps that have landed in the App Store recently. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can.

Apps Now Free

Quell Reflect+ [iOS Uni...

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16:15
Apple increases lobbying pressure in Washington...

As Apple enters uncharted territory with Apple Pay and the upcoming Apple Watch, the company has increased lobbying activities to assuage government scrutiny, though overall spending for the 2014 calendar year is expected to be far less than other tech firms.

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15:57
The worst password of 2014 is…

SplashData has announced its annual list of the 25 most common passwords found on the Internet – thus making them the “Worst Passwords” that will expose anybody to being hacked or having their identities stolen. In its fourth annual report, compiled from more than 3.3 million leaked passwords during the year, “123456”and “password” continue to hold the top two spots that they have held each year since the first list in 2011. Other passwords in the top 10 include “qwerty,” “dragon,” and “football.”

Sweet Jesus, you deserve to be hacked.

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15:51
Úll 2015

Úll is a conference for people who build and love great products. We focus on great product businesses, presented through an Apple-shaped lens. We treat the conference itself as a product: with a deep emphasis on the attendee experience.

This is the best conference that I’ve ever attended and I’ll be speaking again this year. See you there!

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15:48
Dropbox will no longer support OS X 10.5 or older...

Dropbox has announced through an email to users on older versions of OS X that it will soon be discontinuing support for computers running Leopard or other older versions of the operating system. Users still running anything older than OS X 10.6 will need to upgrade in order to continue using future versions of the Dropbox app.

Users who don’t upgrade will still be able to use the web-based Dropbox manager, but will be automatically signed out of the Mac app. From that point forward, they will not be able to login back into the Mac client until they are on a newer version of OS X.

The changes will go into effect on May 18th, so users still have plenty of time to upgrade their software (or hardware, if necessary). The full email is included below:

Hi,

We noticed that you’re running the Dropbox...

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15:42
Samsung’s Tizen smartphone makes poor first...

“Samsung has been delaying the launch of this Tizen phone for a long time and when they finally did it, it turned out to be an under-powered phone,” said Mumbai-based filmmaker Samir Ahmed Sheikh as he shopped for a new phone for his wife.

The 3.15 megapixel primary camera and 300,000 pixel front camera are “like a phone from 2010″, he said.

Oh dear.

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15:08
Google updates Chrome Web browser for iOS with OS X...

With a Tuesday update to its Chrome browser for iOS, Google expanded its new "material design" aesthetic to yet another iOS title, while baking in Handoff support for quick platform switching between iOS and Mac.

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14:38
From the Blogosphere With Love: A FOSSy Farewell


The past week has afforded plenty of fodder for conversation here in the Linux blogosphere: the MintBox Mini; the Steam for Linux file-deletion bug; and the latest in the Systemd saga, for example. However, this week seems like a good time to revisit some classic gems from days gone by. As chance would have it, several favorites focus on a theme that's particularly relevant round about this time of year. Can you guess? That's right -- it's the oh, so sweet spot that can be found at the intersection of Linux and Love.

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13:28
Zions Bancorp, Huntington Bank headline 16 new Apple...

Apple on Tuesday added 16 new bank and credit union partners for its Apple Pay mobile payments service, including brands from 2 of the 50 largest U.S. bank holding companies with Zions Bancorp and Huntington Bancshares.

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12:57
Chrome for iOS adds Material Design, plays better...

Google has just updated Chrome for iOS to version 40, and the new browser adds new things from both Google and Apple's ecosystems. On the Google side, Chrome 40 is the latest of the company's iOS apps to pick up the new Material Design aesthetic introduced in Android 5.0. Other iOS apps like the Google search app and the Google Maps app had already picked up Material Design in iOS, so the UI may already be familiar to you.

On Apple's side of the fence, Chrome 40 adds support for the Handoff feature introduced in iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite—Chrome for iOS users should now be able to bounce webpages from their phones or tablets to their Macs, just as you can already do in Safari. Interestingly, Chrome for iOS can hand off pages to whatever your default OS X browser is, whether it's Chrome or Safari or something else. Apple's developer documentation says that OS X and iOS apps can only hand off data to other apps by the same developer.

Other...

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12:48
Sid Meier's Starships on the Horizon


2K Games and Firaxis have announced Sid Meier's Starships, an interstellar strategy game of exploration and conquest. It will arrive later this year for the PC, Mac and iPad. Assuming the role of a fleet commander, players will be tasked with leading their starships across the universe to save planets from eradication, build an empire, and bring peace and order to the galaxy. The game will feature dynamically generated missions and turn-based combat, and offer players the opportunity to create fully customizable starships.

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12:45
The Week in Mac Apps: Track time and stay focused

Track time and stay focused

In this week’s roundup of new Mac apps, you’ll find a few ways to keep focused and save your precious time for more useful activities—like solving math problems or watching videos online.

Cookie 3.5

If you take your privacy seriously, SweetP Productions’ $15 Cookie (Mac App Store Link) can help you keep tabs over those pesky little data files that advertisers use to track your activity online.

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War is hell: Is it the kind of hell you want to check out? Read our Blood Brothers 2 review to find out! Blood Brothers 2, DeNA’s follow-up to the original Blood Brothers, is an intriguing card collecting / role-playing / strategy hybrid. There’s... | Read more »
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Blood Brothers 2 Review By Nadia Oxford on January 29th, 2015 Our Rating: :: AN AGGRAVATING RELATIVEUniversal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad Blood Brothers 2 is built on a simple, solid foundation, but its free-to-play system... | Read more »
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Have you ever dreamt of being deliciously gluten-y? Do you feel passionate about Rye and Wheat? The guys at Bossa Studios do and that is why they are bringing I AM BREAD to iOS soon. The loafy app will feature all the new content that is being... | Read more »
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Amazon has the 15″ 2.5GHz Retina MacBook Pro on sale for $2319.99 including free shipping. Their price is $180 off MSRP, and it’s the lowest price available for this model from any reseller. Read more
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