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Tuesday November 17

Apple Pay charges into Canada and Australia

Apple Pay continues to grow, slow and steady.

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Echo 15+ Thunderbolt 2 Dock is new 16-port docking...

Sonnet Technologies is shipping the Echo 15+ Thunderbolt 2 Dock, a 16-port docking station for Mac and Windows computers with Thunderbolt ports. It sports an optical drive and an internal drive bay.

The Echo 15+ is designed to let you connect every device you need, including current and legacy devices — even the latest Ultra HD 4K displays — and expand your storage for backup or increased capacity in a single desktop device that connects to their computer with a Thunderbolt cable. It provides the option to add internal storage supporting data transfer rates of up to 750 MB/s, as well as the ability to read from and write to optical media including Blu-ray Disc.

Using the peripherals' supplied cables, a user can plug up to 16 devices into the Echo 15+, including printers, keyboards, mice, cable modems, external hard drives and SSDs, displays, headphones, speakers, microphones, and iOS devices. The user can...

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Adobe placates Lightroom users by restoring the...

Most of the time, a dot update to mature software is no big whoop—even if it involves minor changes to an interface or workflow. But occasionally, what appears to developers and product managers as routine turns out to be a really big—and thoroughly unpleasant—deal.

Adobe found that out the hard way when it released version 6.2 of its Lightroom photo management app at the MAX Creativity conference a few weeks back.

After resolving an issue that initially crashed the program, and apologizing profusely in a blog post, it turned out that users were incensed about the update for other reasons, particularly with ...

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DisplayMate report: iPad Pro’s “top tier...

Apple touts the iPad Pro as a productivity tool, so it’s important that the tablet has a high-performing display. And for the most part, that’s true, according to a report published by Raymond M. Soneira, President of DisplayMate.

The DisplayMate report includes a wide variety of tests, including viewing angles, color gamut, contrast, and ambient light performance. The iPad Pro earned a “Very Good to Excellent” rating in all of DisplayMate’s tests. The DisplayMate report goes on to say that overall, “the iPad Pro delivers a Top Tier professional display.”

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Early Apple Pencil orders in the U.S. move closer to...

If you ordered an Apple Pencil last week, there’s a good chance it’s getting ready to ship.

Since the launch if the iPad Pro, supplies of the Apple Pencil have been constrained. At launch, there were no Apple Pencils or Smart Keyboards available for purchase in the U.S. with in-store pickup, and the first online orders listed delivery dates of November 19 at the earliest, more than a week after the iPad Pro became available.

On Tuesday, a number of pre-order customers are seeing some movement with their orders, receiving notifications that their Apple Pencils are now preparing for shipment. Current estimates from some customers have the Apple Pencil arriving between...

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News: Conflicting reports over rumored new 4-inch...

Citing “credible sources,” Macotakara claims Apple has a 4” “iPhone 5s Mark II” ready for production and shipment. If true, the new phone will feature a patchwork of Apple’s older technology, including the A8 chip found in the iPhone 6 and the f/2.2 aperture FaceTime HD camera found in the most recent iPod Touch. The new report conflicts yesterday’s rumor from IHS analyst Kevin Wang claiming a new “iPhone…

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Opinion: Apple is right to stand firm on encryption...

Nobody who watched the news coverage of the terrorist attacks in Paris could fail to be moved by the scenes and the stories emerging from it. It was undeniably a horrific series of events, and it’s only human nature to want action to be taken to reduce the likelihood of future such atrocities.

But there is always a danger at such times that emotion, rather than rational thought, will drive government policy-making. I won’t get into the broader theme there, as there are more appropriate forums for that, but there is one aspect that is very much on-topic for us: the battle between Apple and governments over encryption.

There have already been unattributed reports that the terrorists in Paris used encrypted communication. I have no idea whether there is any specific evidence for that, but it would hardly be damning were such evidence to emerge: it would be frankly astonishing if they hadn’t.

There are three reasons why Apple is right to maintain that it will...

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Apple granted patent regarding the use of femtocells

Apple has been granted a second patent (number 9,191,839) by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office for taking advantage of afemtocell-connected network. A femtocell is a small, low-power cellular base station typically reserved for use in a home or small business. 

A femtocell is, basically, a miniature cell phone tower that anyone can use to boost their wireless signal in their home. Most of the major U.S. wireless carriers sell femtocells, as do other retailers, and they can typically be purchased for US$150 to $250. Such a device, which resembles a wireless router, essentially acts as a repeater. The device communicates with the mobile phone and converts voice calls into voice over IP (VoIP) packets. The packets are then transmitted over a broadband connection to the mobile operator's servers.

There are pros and cons to using a femtocell. One plus is that the coverage is likely to remain consistent wherever you are located in the office/home. It also makes it...

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Siri commands on Apple TV

A solid list from MacSparky.

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Not on the Mac App Store

Dan Counsell on apps that sell outside the Mac App Store. He’s building a list, so let him know if he missed any.

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Google adds cellular support to assorted Android...

Cellular support just hit for Google’s Android Wear line.

Google has announced that its Android Wear watches, which already feature Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, now feature cellular support.

The company has announced that the first Android Wear watch with cellular support is the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE.

Per Google’s press release:

The watch’s three buttons offer quick access to what you use most: your contacts list, the LG Health fitness app, and back to the watch face to see the time. Its high resolution 480 x 480 P-OLED display makes it easy to read important info, no matter where you are. And the built-in heart rate monitor helps you get more out...

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Apple Pay goes live for cards from nearly 100 more...

In addition to a going live in Canada and adding two more banks in the UK, Apple Pay has seen a giant expansion of new bank partners in the United States today as well. If you’re still waiting for your bank to work with Apple Pay so you can use the mobile payment service, check the list below to see the latest:

Acme Federal Credit Union
Alpine Bank
Alpine Credit Union
Altier Credit Union
American 1 Credit Union
American Trust and Savings Bank
Ashland Credit Union
Augusta Metro Federal Credit Union
Avidia Bank
Bank Independent
Bank of New...

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Mac keyboard shortcuts

Pass these two short keyboard shortcut articles along to anyone you know who is relatively new to the Mac, and be sure to check out the free CheatSheet app. Super useful.

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Apple: 94% of global smartphone profits on only 14.5...

Breathtaking numbers.

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∞ Real world, iPad Pro vs. traditional tablet

Watch the video, see for yourself. To me, the iPad Pro is head and shoulders a better experience.

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iLounge Best of the Year Awards 2015

Welcome to iLounge’s Best of the Year Awards for 2015! Every year, our editors go back and consider everything we’ve covered during the past year to focus on the best of the best. This time around, our selections were made for anything that we covered from Nov. 1, 2014 to Nov. 6, 2015. In these pages, you’ll find our top picks in 24 categories. We’ve whittled down a list of thousands of potential products to the year’s best speakers, cases,…

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Global iPhone sales, 2007-2015

This is an awesome infographic.

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News: Apple Pay coming to Australia this week,...

Apple Pay debuted in Canada today and will arrive in Australia later this week for some American Express cardholders, The Financial Post reports. Retailers in both countries are ahead of the U.S. in adoption of the tap-to-pay technology necessary to use Apple Pay, but so far in Canada, only non-bank issued American Express cards will work with the digital payment system, since the company hasn’t finalized a deal with any major Canadian banks.…

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Review: Zagg’s Messenger Universal is a smarter,...

There aren’t many iPad Pro-specific keyboards out there — Apple’s $170 Smart Keyboard and Logitech’s $150 Create (reviewed here) are the first two, if you can find them, with at least a few others announced and on their way to stores. But there’s really no need to wait on iPad Pro-specific keyboards, or spend a king’s ransom for one. Tons of iPad-compatible Bluetooth keyboards are already available, and thankfully at much lower prices.

Depicted with an iPad Pro on its box, Zagg’s Messenger Universal ($70) is clearly an alternative to Apple’s...

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No TidBITS Issue on 30 November 2015

We’re taking the next email issue of TidBITS off to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States, although we’ll continue to post articles and ExtraBITS links on our Web site. The next email issue will be published on 7 December 2015.


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News: Daily Deal: First Generation Lytro 16GB Camera

In today’s iLounge Deal we’ve got the First Generation Lytro 16GB Camera at an even better price – only $69.99. That’s over 60% off the regular price. The first consumer camera to capture the entire light field, Lytro lets you take “living pictures” that you can adjust afterward, due to its cutting-edge technology that not only captures the position of light rays, but also their direction. This allows you to capture…

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Rumor: Apple's upgraded 4-inch iPhone will be...

Apple has an improved 4-inch iPhone 5s model ready to go at any time, a new rumor claims, featuring many of the same components found in the 2015 iPod touch upgrade, including the A8 processor that powers the iPhone 6 series, rather than the latest A9 CPU.

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Apple SIM for iPad now available in Japan, making 13...

The Apple SIM, which allows iPad owners to use a range of carriers at home and overseas without having to swap SIMs, is now available in Japan. Apple has added Japanese carrier au to its list of supported networks.

Apple first offered its own SIM in the U.S. and UK, later adding Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey to the list.

Although you can only get the SIM in 13 countries, you can use it in more than 90 thanks to the inclusion of GigSky back in June.

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3DR's Solo drone can update no-fly zones in...

Now that drones are everywhere, pilots keep blundering into no-fly zones, threatening people and airliners alike. Most of the time these are simple mistakes, so drone-maker 3DR has launched a new venture with a company called AirMap to help pilots...

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One option if you’re having an app crashing problem...

After I bought my new iPad Pro, I quickly installed Pages and began using it. However, on day two, when I opened the app, it would crash. Every. Single. Time. What I eventually had to do was restore the super-sized iPad to its factory settings, then reinstall Pages.

Before I did this, I deleted the software and re-downloaded it from the Apple App Store. Nothing changed. Pages crashed almost immediately after I opened it, and the iPad Pro went to the home screen again automatically.

At Apple Support’s suggestion, I connected the iPad Pro to my Mac, clicked on the tablet’s icon, then tapped “Summary.” I chose “Backup Now” and backed up all my iPad’s data. This took awhile. After the backup was complete, I selected the “Restore iPad”  to set it up as a “New iPad. Once this was done, I went to the Apple App Store, downloaded Pages (again), then went to my iCloud Drive and updated my Pages documents folder. 

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Future iOS, OS X devices would allow you to control...

Future iOS and perhaps Mac OS X devices may allow you to control some user interface elements with your eyes. Apple has been granted (another) patent (number 9,189,064) with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office for “delay of display event based on user gaze.” 

The invention involves methods and systems of delaying the execution of a display event based on a detected user gaze. For example, an autocorrect algorithm can automatically replace a typed word with a corrected word in a text field, generating a display event that causes the corrected word to be displayed instead of the typed word.

Per the patent, an electronic device can include a display that displays content intended to be viewed by a user. The content can change based on changing context. For example, when an instant message is received by the device, a pop-up notification can be displayed indicating to the user that a new message has been received. 

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MetroPCS getting its own version of Music Freedom,...

T-Mobile is extending its popular Music Freedom service, which allows unlimited use of Apple Music and other streaming music services without eating into your data allowance, to MetroPCS prepaid customers – albeit under a slightly different name. T-Mobile said that its Music Unlimited service would be available on a range of plans, starting from just $40/month.

Music Unlimited includes more than 30 music streaming services, including Apple Music, Pandora, Spotify, Slacker, iHeart Radio, and Google Play Music. Music Unlimited is available to new and existing MetroPCS customers on Metro’s new $40, $50, and $60 unlimited plans.

The company is also offering a Binge On...

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An 'iAnywhere' initiative wouldn’t...

According to a 2014 report by the analyst at J.P. Morgan Apple is working on an "iAnywhere" initiative — a combination Mac OS X-iOS platform that would let iDevices function as full fledged computers. I think that makes sense (though I think it will be at least two years down the road), but several folks disagreed with my theory that, eventually, Apple will combine OS X and iOS. 

"While not a new idea, our global tech research team believes Apple could be on the cusp of introducing a new category with iAnywhere, a converged MacOS-iOS operating system that allows an iPhone or iPad to dock into a specially configured display to run as a computer," J.P. Morgan Analyst Mark Moskowitz said. "In our view, this category would be a leapfrog event, potentially jumpstarting iPhone and iPad growth as well as peripherals and cloud-based software and services sales."

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AAPL now taking 94% of entire smartphone industry...

Canaccord Genuity estimated back in July that Apple was taking home 92% of the profits in the entire smartphone industry, and now says the figure climbed even higher last quarter, hitting 94%. Samsung was the only other company to make a profit, says the report, with 11% – the somewhat odd math explained by the fact that everyone else is losing money.

Investors Business Daily quotes analyst Michael Walkley predicting continued strong performance by Apple.

“Apple dominated the premium-tier global smartphone market during calendar Q3, with record share of industry profits,” Walkley said in the report. “We believe the iPhone 6 and 6S products should continue to post strong sales and high-end smartphone market...

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Mad Catz C.T.R.L. Wireless GamePad can improve your...

By David Foster

I love my games and I’m always looking for another way to make the gaming experience better! Today’s smartphones are loaded with the ability to run some impressive games, but my fat thumbs seem to get in the way of enjoying the stunning graphics. The $59.99 Mad Catz C.T.R.L. Wireless GamePad helps to alleviate this problem. 

The Mad Catz C.T.R.L. Wireless GamePad is a fully loaded Bluetooth controller that runs off two AAA batteries. It comes with a phone clip so that you can securely hold your phone in landscape position while enjoying your games. The layout is similar to an xbox controller in design with a much lighter feel. 

The controller was very easy to setup and responded well while playing games. It is a little on the sensitive side which took me some time to get adjusted to it. The battery life is great. I have put 20 hours on the controller and have not needed to...

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12 travel-friendly tech gifts you'll want to...

Technology that’s easy at home can become a burden on the road—whether it’s too big, too heavy, or helpless when you’re away from a speedy Internet connection. The travel-friendly tech in this gift guide can save your favorite frequent flier some stress on their next trip. Whether it’s a clip-on camera accessory or a great organizer, it’s all worth taking with you. 

Olloclip 4-in-1 Lens

The Olloclip 4-in-1 Lens attaches easily and securely to your iPhone.

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12 travel-friendly tech gifts you'll want to...

Technology that’s easy at home can become a burden on the road—whether it’s too big, too heavy, or helpless when you’re away from a speedy Internet connection. The travel-friendly tech in this gift guide can save your favorite frequent flier some stress on their next trip. Whether it’s a clip-on camera accessory or a great organizer, it’s all worth taking with you. 

Olloclip 4-in-1 Lens

The Olloclip 4-in-1 Lens attaches easily and securely to your iPhone.

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The best task managers for iOS

While Getting Things Done might be a proven method for maximizing organization and efficiency, you don’t need to adopt a whole new philosophy just to get your life in order. All you need is the right app. 

However, finding that one perfect app can be the most difficult task of all. Do a search for “task manager” or “list maker” and you’ll get dozens of apps solely dedicated to scheduling and organizing your life.

The task managers on this list all let you dive in and out of your lists and to-dos with ease and efficiency, showcasing not just the beauty of iOS but also its power and versatility. And of course, they will all help you get things done. Here are our picks. 

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Apple invention lets users control time-sensitive...

An Apple patent published on Tuesday shows continued work into so-called "gaze detection" technology, particularly as a means to control certain user interface events like autocorrect pop-ups, app notifications and more.

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Apple Pay is now available in Canada with American...

As expected, Apple Pay is now available in Canada. You can use use eligible American Express bank cards to make mobile payments at a whole host of retailers that support the NFC technology across Canada. Apple Pay retailer mobile payments works with iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus. Some had suggested that Apple may need to push out an iOS software update but iOS 9.2 remains in beta — this all works from within the Wallet setup on iOS 9.1.

For the UK, Apple has also brought Tesco Bank and TSB onboard … expanding Apple Pay to even more people in the country.


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Monday November 16

Pandora acquires ‘key assets’ from Rdio, will launch...


The streaming music industry is about to lose a player and gain a platform. On Monday, Pandora announced plans to acquire “key assets” from on-demand streaming service Rdio, which is seeking bankruptcy protection and will wind down its current business.

The deal, for $75 million in cash, covers Rdio’s technology and intellecutal property, and Pandora says it will be offering jobs to many members of Rdio’s team. Pandora isn’t buying Rdio’s entire business for a couple of reasons.

First, to launch an on-demand streaming service like Spotify or Apple Music, Pandora will have to make its own licensing deals with the record labels, because Rdio’s deals aren’t transferable. Second, Pandora executives explained in a Monday conference call that Rdio is financially “challenged,” and would have been a drain on Pandora.

I wouldn’t take bets on Rdio relaunching. It’s also likely the first of a few more consolidations in the next 12 months.


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Paris attack stokes the flames in fight over US data...

Last week's terrorist attack on Paris sounded a call to arms for hawkish U.S. officials seeking broad oversight of encrypted digital communications, some of whom used the opportunity to rekindle discussions with Silicon Valley technology companies.

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[Sponsor] Bellroy’s Latest Slim Fix: Your iPhone and...


“The 3 Card Phone Case sports a sleek design that includes room for up to three credit cards and some cash.

Made with full-grain leather and flexible polycarbonate, the case includes openings for the iPhone’s buttons, camera, and lighting port, features a soft microfiber lining for extra padding, and comes in black, java, tamarillo, or blue steel.”

Available for the iPhone 6s and 6, this super slim Phone Case also comes in two other styles — 1 card and cardless. For the optimizer in us all.

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Rare manufacturing error leaves iPad Pro with gold...

iPad Pro officially launched last week to the public after initially being announced back in September. The device launched in Apple’s standard trio of color choices, as well: silver, gold, and Space Gray. As with all Apple products, the Touch ID ring found on the Space Gray model is black, while the ring is gold on the gold model and silver on the silver model, just like you’d expect. At least one user, however, has received an iPad Pro with a different color combination…

A 9to5Mac reader has shared the above image and the video blow that both clearly show a silver iPad Pro featuring a gold Touch ID ring. The reader purchased his iPad Pro through AT&T with LTE and 128GB of storage. Everything else about the iPad is correct – the back is...

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Apple SIM gains Japanese network support through...

More than year after launching on iPad, Apple's flexible multi-carrier Apple SIM officially arrived in Japan on Monday with support from local telecom KDDI, which is partnering with Apple through its "au" mobile network brand.

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Facebook to Broaden Use of Safety Check in Disasters

Facebook faced a social media firestorm this weekend for deploying its safety check tool during Friday's terrorist attacks in Paris. The decision prompted users to ask why the technology was not deployed during similar incidents in other regions. During the rapidly unfolding Mumbai-style attacks that killed at least 129 people in Paris, large numbers of residents and visitors to the city used social media to let loved ones and officials know they were hiding from the ISIS gunmen, injured, or safe and out of harm's way.

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Pandora acquires 'key assets' from Rdio,...

The streaming music industry is about to lose a player and gain a platform. On Monday, Pandora announced plans to acquire “key assets” from on-demand streaming service Rdio, which is seeking bankruptcy protection and will wind down its current business.

The deal, for $75 million in cash, covers Rdio’s technology and intellecutal property, and Pandora says it will be offering jobs to many members of Rdio’s team. Pandora isn’t buying Rdio’s entire business for a couple of reasons: First, to launch an on-demand streaming service like Spotify or Apple Music, Pandora will have to make its own licensing deals with the record labels, because Rdio’s deals aren’t transferable. Second, Pandora executives explained in a Monday conference call that Rdio is financially “challenged,” and would have been a drain on Pandora.

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Google disables support for third-party keyboards in...

Third-party keyboards have been supported on iOS since version 8 shipped last year, but even today they’re still often plagued by poor performance and other issues related to Apple’s implementation. Today, Google has released a Chrome for iOS update that disables support for third-party keyboards entirely because of such issues.

It’s not clear which issues exactly were behind this decision, as the company only lists a very broad description of the problem: “Third-party keyboards have been disabled due to crashes caused by a bug in iOS 9.”

The update, which brings the app to version 46.0.2490.85, also includes a fix for a display bug with the app’s location/search bar.

We’ve reached out to Google for a comment on when...

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AWT News Update: November 16, 2015

In today's roundup of Apple news:

  • Apple taps Foursquare as a data provider for Apple Maps
  • Two of the early Mac interface designers don't like Apple's current UI designs
  • Want an Apple Pencil? Take a look at eBay
  • A San Diego, CA Apple Store gets its hand slapped and must wear a badge of shame
  • Apple making a lot of iPhone profits

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Hi, I’m Steve Sande from Apple World Today, and this is the AWT News Update for November 16, 2015. 

Do you wonder where Apple gets all of the data that is used in the Maps app? Well,...

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Microsoft Gives Gamers a New Xbox One Experience

Microsoft on Thursday began rolling out the New Xbox One Experience, delivering backward compatibility for Xbox 360 games and updating the user interface to a Windows 10 foundation. Support for legacy Xbox games is the headliner, but the roughly 1.15-GB update includes new social elements baked into a reworked interface. Microsoft could have coordinated the recent launch of a more robust version of the Xbox One with the delivery of the NXOE to sell the package as a new console bundle. Instead, it released the NXOE for free.

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Apple nixes iOS version of popular brightness...

Apple has shut down the iOS version of f.lux, reportedly arguing that the brightness management app violated terms of the Developer Program agreement.

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ExtraBITS for 16 November 2015

Good news for international travelers this week as Verizon rolls out new, improved international options. Comcast is testing a new streaming video service in the Boston area, T-Mobile is uncapping its LTE network for some video services, the Mac App Store is literally breaking apps, Apple Music lands on Android, and the increasingly chatty Tim Cook shares his thoughts on encryption, the PC’s decline, and Apple’s future in medical devices.


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Pandora snaps up Rdio technology and employees for $...

Streaming music giant Pandora announced it will spend $75 million to acquire technology, intellectual property and talent from on-demand competitor Rdio, which plans to file for bankruptcy as part of the deal.

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Notable apps and app updates for November 16, 2015

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

iOS Apps/Updates

Grapevine-cottage has released Plopp 1.0 with specific 3D touch support for iPhone the 6s and 6s Plus. The $0.99 app simulates bubble wrap and encourages you to press and burst the bubbles. On 3D touch supporting devices, Plopp responds to real user pressure on screen, and uses the taptic engine to give real tactile feedback.

Simply Entertaining Games has announced Flock's 3.0. In the free, side scrolling...

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TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 16...

Notable software releases this week include OmniOutliner 4.4, Type2Phone 3.0, Mactracker 7.5, DEVONagent Lite, Express, and Pro 3.9.3, Quicken 2015 for Mac 2.8, BBEdit 11.1.4, and Pages 5.6.1, Numbers 3.6.1, and Keynote 6.6.1 for Mac.


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Pandora acquiring Rdio for $75 million as the music...

Pandora announced today that it’s acquiring Rdio for $75 million with plans to integrate the competitive music streaming service’s technology into its own service pending the usual government approvals.

In addition to acquiring technology and intellectual property from Rdio, many members of Rdio’s team will be offered roles with Pandora, subject to close of the agreement. The company expects to offer an expanded Pandora listening experience by late 2016

Pandora isn’t planning on continuing the Rdio...

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The prettiest place you’ve never heard of

Dangerous Business:

Alexander Graham Bell once said, “I have travelled around the globe. I have seen the Canadian and American Rockies, the Andes, the Alps and the Highlands of Scotland, but for simple beauty, Cape Breton outrivals them all.”

I’ll admit that I was a bit skeptical of this quote upon first reading it. I mean, the Rockies, the Alps, the Scottish Highlands… those are all pretty impressive and beautiful things. Could a sparsely-populated island in the Canadian Maritimes really compare?

Well, the truth is that it kind of can.

If you’re looking for a vacation full of utterly lovely scenery, wonderful people and great seafood, you can’t go wrong visiting my home province of Nova Scotia. I promise it will surprise and delight you.


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Apple now inhaling 94 percent of global smartphone...

Apple's share of total smartphone industry profits grew to 94 percent during the September quarter, up from 85 percent one year ago.

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Waze, WhatsApp & Fantastical 2 join iPhone apps...

A number of popular iOS apps on Monday added support for 3D Touch on the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, including the GPS app Waze, WhatsApp Messenger, and calendar app Fantastical 2.

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Opinion: iPad Pro can’t replace my Retina MacBook,...

When I reviewed the 12-inch MacBook with Retina display earlier this year, my one question was this: could I possibly use such a low power machine reliably for work? For blog posting and editing, switching between chat apps and email, and keeping up with a few Twitter accounts, the single-port MacBook is totally fine, and the Retina display was an upgrade over the dated one on my old MacBook Air.

While I’d like to apply that same question to the iPad Pro, which has a slightly larger display and effectively twice the battery life of my MacBook, the difference in how iOS and OS X handle multitasking and window management currently limit my ability to apply my same workflows from the Mac to the iPad. That didn’t stop me from lusting after the iPad Pro when it hit stores last week. Despite the Pro in its name, I think the new iPad is the best content consumption tablet...

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B&H & Best Buy offering first discounts ($25...

Ahead of the holiday shopping season, the Apple Watch has seen its first-ever discount from authorized resellers, as both B&H Photo Video and Best Buy are offering instant savings on the hot wearable.

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Foursquare now a supplier of business listing data...

Apple Maps has updated its Acknowledgements Page to include Foursquare as a supplier of business listings data, reports Apple Maps Marketing. 

Apple apparently provides data providers traffic data on their listings “so this provides Foursquare with a great reason for businesses to engage with them,” according to Apple Maps Marketing. FourSquare is a local search and discovery service app.

By taking into account the places you go, the things you tell the app that you like, and places/things other folks like, Foursquare provides recommendations of the places to go around a user's current location. There are currently more than 55 global...

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Google to offer deep links to Facebook content...

They say that politics makes strange bedfellows. Sometimes it’s the same in technology, and we have a fresh example with Google and Facebook.

According to a Wall Street Journal report the two companies have apparently struck an agreement that allows Google to index Facebook profiles and other links inside of its search app.

 This also means that publicly-shared content on Facebook can be indexed by Google and show up in search results. Tap on the link and you'll go right to that content in the Facebook app.

Google has been at work on other “deep linking” partnerships to make its search app less of an island on mobile devices.


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UBS sees Apple selling 78.4M iPhones this holiday,...

Investment firm UBS believes Apple will sell a record 78.4 million iPhones this holiday season, easily topping the company's best-ever quarter from a year ago and continuing to eat away at competitor market share.

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FaceTime chats let separated seal couple continue...

In a story that is sure to get a lot of "awwwwws" from readers, we take you today to Sea Life Weymouth (UK) to meet Sija. She's a female seal who met a guy seal by the name of Babyface while at the UK's Cornish Seal Sanctuary, fell in love, and ended up having two pups by Babyface although she was on seal contraceptives. They were split up, but staffers decided they should be able to continue a long-distance romance through FaceTime. Here's Sea Life's Fiona Smith in a short video clip about the story:

There's no word on whether Sija and Babyface will be able to start texting each other with waterproof iPhones. 


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Foursquare joins growing ranks of Apple Maps data...

Social networking service Foursquare is now an official supplier of business listings for Apple Maps, joining Yelp in giving users ratings and reviews for local businesses.

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Waze adds 3D Touch shortcuts on iPhone 6s,...

Last month the popular Waze navigation app on iPhone got a major update with a new design and improvements to reporting traffic issues and sharing arrival times with others. Now Waze is out with its next new version which brings 3D Touch shortcuts to the Home screen icon for iPhone 6s and 6s Plus users. Firmly press on the updated icon to quickly look up an address, share your location with other users, or get directions to your work or home address from your current location. Waze also says the update includes the usual bug fixes and improvements.

Fantastical already features 3D Touch shortcuts from its Home screen icon, and today the calendar and...

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Apple adds Foursquare business listings to Apple Maps

Apple has quietly confirmed that it’s adding business listing information from Foursquare to Apple Maps. The addition was spotted on Apple’s acknowledgements page for Maps listing the various contributors of data for Apple’s mapping service (via Apple Maps Marketing).

It’s unclear exactly how Apple is using Foursquare data, but it’s likely users will begin to notice points of interest related data from the service appearing soon. Apple already partners with various companies for the data and other features it uses in Maps including TomTom,, TripAdvisor, Yelp and others.

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Apple Pay launches in Canada tomorrow on Amex

Our friends north of the border get a taste of Apple Pay starting tomorrow, November 17, when Canadian American Express card users can add their cards to Apple Pay and begin paying for all sorts of products at contactless pay stations.

Website iPhone in Canada reported the news, saying that Amex customer service reps reaffirmed that the launch will take place tomorrow. When Canadian Amex users have tried adding their cards to Apple Pay in recent weeks, they have been told they "couldn't complete the request." 

Canada will be the third country to add Apple Pay support, following the US and UK.

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Pad & Quill: Beautiful wood and leather...

Pad & Quill is offering beautiful wood and leather accessories for iPhone, Apple Watch and more. I have one of their Backpacks and absolutely love it! They are offering Loop readers a 10% discount on any order including the new Minneapolis made Lowry Leather Cuff and Lowry Leather Band for Apple Watch. Code: LOOP15.

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iPhone 6s owners report losing messages, recent...

Some people picking up a replacement iPhone 6s are finding that their Messages and Recent Calls data is missing after restoring from iCloud, according to numerous complaints.

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Withings rounds out its stylish activity-tracking...

Withings isn’t trying to compete with smartwatches with its Activité line of activity trackers. Instead, the French company is targeting style-conscious shoppers who don’t want rubbery bands on their wrist lighting up with garish LED step counts. The latest addition to the Activité family is the Activité Steel, as classy a fitness tracker as you’ll find for $170.

The Steel is similar to the Activité Pop, but trades the Pop’s candy-coated looks and PVD-coated bezel for a black silicone strap, black watch face, and stainless steel trim. It’s also slightly pricier than the $150 Pop, but significantly less expensive than the $450 Activité, which has a luxurious calf leather band and sapphire dome watch face. The entire Activité line is designed with the aesthetics of Swiss timepieces...

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Review: Anker’s PowerCore+ 20100 can fully recharge...

It’s no secret that Anker’s power accessories are some of the very best options available in their respective categories: its affordable, powerful wall chargers, car chargers, and battery packs have become sensations over the last couple of years. Heading into the holidays, Anker has debuted a fantastic option for both iPad and Retina MacBook users — the new PowerCore+ 20100 ($70).

Redesigned and improved from...

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Google offers 1TB of Drive storage, other perks in...

Google’s Local Guides program for Google Maps is offering perks in a bid to bulk up the number of reviews.

Those who contribute reviews, photos, and other details to Google Maps can now earn 1TB of Drive storage, early access to new Google products, and other freebies.

To do so, Google says you’ll need to sign up for the Local Guides program and start sharing your opinions through Google Maps via the Android and iOS apps. 

You can keep track of your rewards level and add in new insights through the Contributions tab inside of Google Maps. Reviews you submit tend to show up right away, though photo submissions will often sit on hold and are reviewed by a human before they go live, just to ensure nothing sinister makes its way onto a map. Along with reviews and photos, you can earn points for correcting errors or...

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Apple sued (again) for failing to properly warn...

Another day, another lawsuit. Apple has been hit with a second class action lawsuit claiming that the company failed to properly warn users that the new Wi-Fi Assist feature in iOS 9 will use data from their cellular plan.

Last month plaintiffs William Scott Phillips and Suzanne Schmidt Phillips sued Apple alleging that because of costs related to Wi-Fi Assist, the "overall amount in controversy exceeds" $5 million. Plaintiff William B. Cottrell has sued for basically the same thing in a lawsuit filed with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. 

Once users update to iOS 9, Wi-Fi Assist is turned on by default. Its goal is ensure a smooth Internet experience, switching to cellular data in the event that the user is connected to a weak Wi-Fi signal. AppleInsider...

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Apple’s iPad Pro Pencil delays lead scalpers to seek...

With the accessory in short supply at Apple Stores, the new Apple Pencil stylus for the iPad Pro is listed for as high as $400 on eBay, four times the $99 sticker price through Apple.

Most models of Apple’s new 12.9-inch iPad Pro launched last week are available at Apple Stores and shipping for online orders in 1-7 days, but accessories for the device are harder to find. Despite Apple’s new Smart Keyboard case and...

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Review: Apple iPad Pro

For years, we’d heard rumors of a mega-sized Apple tablet, and decided almost right away that we would refer to the product as the “iPad Pro.” It was an educated guess, but it seemed to match Apple’s naming conventions, and to be quite honest, it simply made more sense than anything else. Eventually, the name became a bit less of a mystery, and now, the big iPad is finally here. Apple’s iPad Pro ($799-$1,079) is the last…

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Elgato Eve Room, Eve Weather home weather sensors...

Anyone who has followed Apple World Today or TUAW for any length of time knows that I have a few passions in life; wine, baseball, home automation, and weather. The last two aren't as fun as the first two, but at least I can write about them here. I've always hoped for the day that I'd be able to ask Siri questions about my home environment, and that day is finally here with the Elgato Eve Room (US$79.95) and Eve Weather ($49.95) sensors.


Elgato did a beautiful job of designing these two sensors that are attractive enough to fit with any decor. They're both clean, white boxes with rounded corners, and inside is the electronic circuitry that senses weather and home environmental factors, then beams it via Bluetooth Smart to  your iPhone or iPad.

Both devices run off of AA...

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Apple predicted to launch A9-powered 4-inch iPhone...

Yet another report claims that Apple is planning to refresh its 4-inch iPhone model with revamped hardware next year, and with an earlier than usual timeframe.

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News: Some users report iPad Pro unresponsive after...

Some users of the new iPad Pro are finding the device becomes unresponsive after being charged for a lengthy period, requiring a hard restart to restore functionality, MacRumors reports. Dozens of MacRumors forum users claim that the large tablet appears frozen after overnight charging, forcing them to restart the device. The issue has affected 32GB and 128GB versions running iOS 9.1 and is present in both Wi-Fi and cellular models. Users have speculated…

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Killer Deal: Free Apple Magic Mouse 2 and 25-100%...

AI's holiday exclusives continue: For the next 10 days, grab a Free Apple Magic Mouse 2 and free AppleCare on key 15" MacBook Pros, a free Magic Mouse 2 and 50% off AppleCare on key 13" MacBook Airs and Pros, and a free Magic Mouse and 25-50% off all other 13" and 15" MacBook models. Plus free shipping and no sales tax in 48 states.

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Tim Cook: The Irish Independent interview

Some highlights, especially interesting questions on privacy.

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No, Apple won't make an iPad-Mac hybrid, Tim...

Apple CEO Tim Cook caused a minor kerfuffle last week while promoting the iPad Pro in an interview with a British newspaper when he asked, “Why would you buy a PC anymore? No really, why would you buy one?”

The question baffled Mac users, and seemed to suggest that Apple might one day phase out the Mac—or combine it with the iPad to make a hybrid device similar to Microsoft’s new Surface Book. Cook clarified the meaning behind his question in a new interview with the Irish Independent, telling the newspaper that Macs and PCs are not the same. Snark on PCs aside, Cook said he understands that some people need desktops and notebooks, while for others, a powerful tablet like the...

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Tim Cook: Apple won’t create ‘converged’ MacBook and...

Tim Cook addresses the idea of merging OS X and iOS.

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News: Apple under investigation in Germany for...

Germany’s Federal Cartel Office is investigating Apple’s agreement for distributing audiobooks from Amazon, Reuters reports. The inquiry comes a little more than a month after Apple rid itself of a court-appointed antitrust monitor put in place by a 2013 ruling over the company’s conspiracy with publishers to fix e-book prices. The German investigation focuses on Apple’s long-term agreement to sell audiobooks from Amazon’s…

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American Express states that Apple Pay will launch...

For those of you to the north, Apple Pay will launch in Canada starting tomorrow.

Apple Pay is expected to expand to its third market this week, launching in Canada this Tuesday, November 17th. As previously announced, Apple Pay will be launching through an exclusive partnership with American Express, initially limiting the reach of Apple’s payments service in the country.

The word has come down from American Express, which indicates that Apple partnered with the credit card company to help speed up discussions with major Canadian banks and other credit card companies.

Beyond Canada, Apple is also partnering with American Express to...

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Tim Cook: Apple Won't Create 'Converged...

LichtSpektren writes: In an interview with, Apple CEO Tim Cook has stated that Apple is currently not looking to create an iPad that runs Mac OS X. "We feel strongly that customers are not really looking for a converged Mac and iPad, because what that would wind up doing, or what we're worried would happen, is that neither experience would be as good as the customer wants. So we want to make the best tablet in the world and the best Mac in the world. And putting those two together would not achieve either. You'd begin to compromise in different ways." Cook also commented that he does not travel with a Mac anymore, only his iPad Pro and iPhone.


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OmniOutliner 4.4

Adds external linked folders, enabling you to save templates to a folder anywhere on your Mac. ($49.99 new, free update, 23.9 MB)


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Recent Tim Cook comments state that Apple won’t...

The iPad Pro won’t combine a MacBook with an iPad.

So sayeth the Tim over at 1 Infinite Loop.

Last week, Apple CEO Tim Cook declared that the iPad Pro “is a replacement for a notebook or a desktop” for many users. Apple’s iPad Pro mixes together a tablet, keyboard, and stylus like Microsoft’s Surface lineup, but Cook labelled the Surface Book a “diluted” product for “trying to be a tablet and a notebook and it really succeeds at being neither.”

In a recent interview, Cook defended his comments about Apple’s new iPad Pro tablet, stating he was referring to Windows-based notebooks and desktops, not Apple’s own notebook lineup.

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News: Report: American Express to launch Apple Pay...

Customer service representatives for American Express have confirmed the company is making Apple Pay available to its customers in Canada starting tomorrow, iPhone in Canada reports. American Express will be the first supported Apple Pay partner in Canada as there is still no word when the country’s major banks will make the digital payment method available. TD Canada Trust jumped the gun last month by publicly linking to a section of its website…

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iPad Pro diary day 5: The iPad Pro as a writing tool...

Things have moved on rather a lot since I gave my first impressions and highlighted my core questions in choosing between my existing iPad Air 2 and the iPad Pro. Further usage of it has made it abundantly clear that the iPad Pro cannot replace a standard iPad. It’s ridiculously over-sized for reading or watching Netflix in bed, and there are other times when the smaller version was simply more convenient.

But I do still love that screen! It’s great for casual web-browsing – better than either my MacBooks or iPad Air 2. It’s fantastic for viewing photos. It’s great for ebooks so long as you’re not trying to read them in bed. Magazines are amazing. Netflix is great...

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1Writer: A great text editing companion to the iPad...

Despite my gripes about Apple's crappy launch of the iPad Pro, I am amazed by this device. It's fast, the screen real estate is perfect, and the ability to do side-by-side full-screen apps is... well, like having a really flat OS X machine in your hands. There was one little problem -- other than not having a keyboard to work with right off the bat. My favorite cross-platform text editor, Ulysses, hasn't been updated to work with Split View on iOS 9. I did a little searching around and found a $4.99 app that seemed to fulfill my requirements; 1Writer.

1Writer is everything I want and need in a Markdown editor. Since my memory for those arcane Markdown markup codes is horrible, it has...

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German government probes Apple's audiobook deal...

Germany's Federal Cartel Office is investigating the details of Apple's deal for purchasing audiobooks from Amazon, given the companies' market leading positions, a report said on Monday.

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Foxconn profits rise 11% following Apple's...

Apple supplier Foxconn reported better-than-expected third-quarter earnings on Monday, thanks in part to the debut of the new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, which have continued to grow sales amid slowdown in the smartphone market.

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Apple is still UK’s top storytelling brand

Apple has retained its position as the UK’s top storytelling brand, according to new research by brand storytelling agency AESOP in association with 3Gem Research.3Gem Research. 

The 2015 Brand Storytelling report, now in its third year, surveyed 2,800 UK adults about their views on 154 major brands. Respondents rated all of the brands they were familiar with against nine criteria, including the brands they feel have “a clear sense of purpose and vision,” those that “produce content you want to share or talk about,” and those where “you are intrigued to see what they will do next.” 

Aesop took an average of the scores across all the criteria to create the ranking of the top storytelling brands. Forty-nine percent of those surveyed were “intrigued to see what Apple will do next.” Making the top 10 in the list were: Apple, Macmillan Cancer Support, National Trust, BBC, Xbox, Cancer Research UK, Samsung, Playstation, Google, and...

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News: App Store gets search engine improvements

Improvements to the App Store’s search that Apple has rolled out in the past few weeks are producing more intelligent and relevant returns, TechCrunch reports. Where past updates to the store’s algorithms have focused on changes to the way apps are ranked within Top Charts and various categories, the new changes appear to affect how results are returned when users search for apps using a keyword. The improved search now ranks apps using…

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News: Cook: Apple won’t make ‘converged’ Mac and iPad

While Apple CEO Tim Cook has touted the iPad Pro’s ability to replace a traditional laptop or PC in recent interviews, he told The Independent that Apple sees plenty of life left in its Mac line and has no plans to build a MacBook and iPad hybrid. “We feel strongly that customers are not really looking for a converged Mac and iPad,” said Cook. “Because what that would wind up doing, or what we’re worried would happen, is that neither…

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Canadian Apple Pay launch set for Nov. 17, credit...

Apple Pay's Canadian launch is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 17, according to customer service representatives with American Express.

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News: Daily Deal: KeySmart 2.0 Extended Version

In our iLounge Deal for today we’re offering the KeySmart 2.0 Extended Version key organizer for only $15.99. This handy little accessory allows you to say goodbye to annoying and bulky key rings, allowing you to keep your keys organized in a single convenient, compact, and lightweight holder, allowing you to store twice the keys in half the space, with room for up to 10 keys, including extra long and international style keys. The included loop…

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Apple will be the first company in Singapore to run...

Apple announced on Sunday that it has struck a deal to power all of its Singapore operations with renewable energy, reports Reuters. It will be the first company in the city to run exclusively on renewable energy.

Starting in January, solar energy developer Sunseap Group will provide Apple with 100 percent renewable electricity from its portfolio of solar energy systems built atop more than 800 buildings in Singapore. The Apple partnership will also give Sunseap financing to complete the solar project, Lisa Jackson, Apple's vice president of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives, told Reuters. She says the project was a model in "urban greening" and said it would allow Singaporeans "to get access to energy while we meet our own renewable energy goals.”

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OS X + iOS = AppleOS, one app to rule them all

Some folks disagree, but I think that in time, Mac OS X and iOS will merge into one operating system. AppleOS anyone? In a 2014 readwrite article, journalist Dave Smith predicted that the rumored (at the time) iPad Pro would be the first step in the merging of Mac OS X and iOS. I think he's correct in his premise, if not in some of the specifics.

Smith said that developers and other experts readwrite had spoken to were intrigued by the notion of a hybrid device that offers the best of the company's desktop and mobile experiences. Some believed the device would be a large iPad with a built-in keyboard aimed at professionals that can handle applications built for both iOS and OS X, and have the ability to switch between touchscreen and keyboard input. Or perhaps it’s the “MacPad” hybrid device hinted at in an Apple patent (see separate article).

Though OS X and iOS (which is actually a mobile version of OS X)...

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Will Apple Beat the Enterprise Curse?

Given that it is basically a big iPad with a better keyboard option and stylus support, the iPad Pro has been getting decent reviews. It can be classified as a first-generation product -- and as such, it does far better than most. However, there have been a huge number of companies in Apple's space that have gone under or stalled when they switched from focusing exclusively on the consumer and tried to do IT. In fact, I can't really point to any firm that has done that well.

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Type2Phone 3.0

Updates the user interface and improves keyboard shortcuts for the utility that lets you type on your iOS devices from your Mac. ($9.99 new, free update, 0.6 MB)


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CoinOp Heroes 2 justlaunched and, like all clickers, it's dangerously addictive stuff. You have to furiously tap your screen to defeat wave after wave of foes and earn an insane amount of cash to spend on character upgrades and an army of minions... | Read more »
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Dr. Panda Firefighters 1.0.1 Device: iOS Universal Category: Education Price: $2.99, Version: 1.0.1 (iTunes) Description: FIGHT FIRES AND SAVE THE DAY!Work together with Dr. Panda and his firefighting team to rescue his trapped... | Read more »
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In addition to the B&H Photo Black Friday week sales we posted yesterday, B&H has lowered their price on two products to $200 off MSRP: - 12″ 1.2GHz Gray Retina MacBook: $1399 save $200 - 13... Read more
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