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Friday March 20

10:26
New Apple TV hardware coming this summer, report says

Apple is reportedly prepping a new Apple TV set-top box for this summer, with Siri, the App Store, and home automation as centerpieces.

The report comes from BuzzFeed’s John Paczkowski, who has a highly reliable track record with Apple rumors. Paczkowski’s unnamed sources say Apple will show off the new hardware at its Worldwide Developers Conference in June, and will release a software development kit for a TV-friendly version of the App Store.

The hardware itself could be a “significant overhaul,” possibly with Apple’s latest A8 system-on-chip and much more storage than the current Apple TV’s 8GB. The operating system will get a revamp as well, allowing for Siri voice commands and remote control of HomeKit-enabled smart...

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10:01
Apple devices account for over 25% of visits to U.S...

More than one quarter of the visitors to U.S. government websites in the last three months have come by way of a Mac or iOS device, according to federal analytics data, underscoring just how much Apple has inserted itself into the lives of average Americans.

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10:00
Apple gives ABC an exclusive look at its secret...

Ahead of its Watch launch next month, Apple allowed ABC's Good Morning America inside its secret testing facility for the Apple Watch. According to the report, employees were monitored while they exercised as part of the project, but did not know they were testing the Apple Watch.

“[The employees] knew they were testing something, but they didn't know it was for the Apple Watch,” said Jeff Williams, Apple’s senior vice president of operations. “We hooked them up with all the masks and so forth, but we would put on an Apple Watch covered up.”

Our take on the news:
Apple has been investing a lot of time and money into developing the Apple Watch, with the fitness and medical applications being one of the major features of the devices. We tend to agree with Stanford's Dr. Michael McConnell who believes the Apple Watch...

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09:45
This is the Apple Store’s in-ear headphone try-on...

Earlier this month we shared that Apple would soon begin allowing customers to try in-ear headphones at its retail stores. As we mentioned then, Demo Kits include six models of in-ear headphones, half of which are Beats-branded:

The following headphones are available to try out with Demo Kits (Apple’s prices listed, but linked to better prices at Amazon): RHA MA450i ($49.95), urBeats ($99.95), ...

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09:37
Apple releases iPhoto 9.6.1 update, works to pave...

It’s not a huge update, but it preps the way for the upcoming transition to the long-awaited OS X Photos app.

On Thursday, Apple released iPhoto 9.6.1. The update, a 1.14 gigabyte download available via OS X’s Software Update/App Store feature, offers the following fixes and changes:

-Improves compatibility when migrating iPhoto libraries to the new Photos app in the OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 (available this spring).

-Fixes an issue that caused iPhoto to display only the first 25 images in a Facebook album.

-Fixes an issue that could cause iPhoto to become unresponsive when printing an image.

As we have known for months, the...

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09:32
Report: Apple plans a new Apple TV box with an app...

Earlier this week, the Wall Street Journal reported that Apple is working on a streaming-only TV service for the Apple TV that involves channels from ABC, CBS, Fox, and a handful of others. Today, a report from Buzzfeed's John Paczkowski indicates that we may finally see a new Apple TV set-top box this summer at the Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference and that the upgraded hardware will ship with a new app store and SDK that will let developers do more with the device.

As is often the case with Apple rumors, people have been talking about the possibility of an Apple TV app store for quite a while, but the shop has never actually come to pass. Up until now, creating new channels for the...

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09:19
Rumor: Apple to release updated Apple TV with A8...

Apple may be updating the ol’ hockey puck come WWDC…

Citing sources familiar with Apple’s plans, John Paczkowski of Buzzfeed News reported on Friday that Apple will introduce a next-generation Apple TV in a matter of months. It will also apparently provide developers with a new software development kit to write applications for the new hardware.

In addition to a dedicated App Store with support for third-party software, the new Apple TV will also reportedly support Siri voice input, as well as the company’s latest A8 processor found in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Characterizing it as a “significant overhaul,” Paczkowski also said...

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09:05
Why Swiss smartwatches have no chance against the...

Quartz:

Apple didn’t just take a heritage watch case, add a screen, and shove in a microchip and a bunch of sensors. Trying to integrate one company’s microchip with another’s operating system and app ecosystem, then reconciling that combination with your company’s century-old design ideals is going to require some major compromises.

I don’t think the Swiss watchmakers have “no chance” but they are definitely behind a giant 8-ball and don’t seem to understand why. That’s lethal to their desires in this segment of the market.

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09:01
remove open directory from MDC

Forums: Troubleshooting

I'm upgrading my xSAN to mountain lion from 10.6.8. I'd like to stop using OpenDirectory on my controllers. I have my clients connected to my "real" open directory server and everything seems to work ok except I have warnings in xsan admin showing incorrect search policy. If I demote the mdc replica to standalone, xsan admin complains that it is not a replica. When I demote the mdc master to standalone OD, or connected to a OD, xSAN admin says it should be a OD master.

Is it possible to undue the original configuration to use OD? Or should I just leave it as configured and ignore the warnings?

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08:55
New York Times editor called out in wake of Apple...

Apparently everyone freaked out two days ago when New York Times staff writer Nick Bilton published a column. The column, originally titled “Could Wearable Computers Be As Harmful As Cigarettes”, but was later changed to “The Health Concerns in Wearable Tech,” earnestly points to the rising interest in smartwatches and fitness trackers and wonders if technology’s relentless march might come at a cost of our own health.

The piece began innocently enough:

We have long suspected that cellphones, which give off low levels of radiation, could lead to brain tumors, cancer, disturbed blood rhythms and other health problems if held too close to the body...

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08:50
9to5Toys Last Call: iPad mini 2 $250, LG 50″ 4K...

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:
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08:40
Apple offers rare look inside secret Apple Watch...

In a new television segment aired on Friday, Apple offered an inside look at the previously secret health and fitness testing labs for the Apple Watch, hidden inside of a rather plain looking warehouse.

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08:38
Video: See Apple Watch animated emoji and Companion...


Here’s a couple of fun Apple Watch tidbits: for those wondering what the animated emoji look like that you can create on the Watch and send to your phones, we have been sent two examples … one of a smiley emoji and one of a ‘love’ emoji.

This feature was first shown in September as part of the Watch’s unveiling, although interestingly Apple did not show it again at the March Spring Forward event. Users can use touch to adjust the expressions and make ‘custom’ emojis to send to friends.

In addition, last week, we showed you ...

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08:30
LEGO Apple Watch

We saw this amazing LEGO Apple Watch in Jeff Gamet's Twitter stream and couldn't resist its DIY charm. Architect Neil Pann's son put it together. Well done, Master Pann! It's excellent. 

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08:24
Force Touch Trackpad Makes MacBooks More Compelling

Julio Ojeda-Zapata put Apple’s new Force Touch trackpad through its paces and found its features to be flawlessly executed, fairly useful, and wicked cool. He is not yet persuaded to give up the mouse he uses at his office desk, though.

 

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08:18
Tip of the Day: Seeing your Photos on a Map

You probably already know that the photos you take with your iPhone are automatically tagged with the location where you took them, and this information is pretty clearly displayed in the “Moments” section of the new iOS Photos app above each grouping of photos. What you may not have realized, however, is that you can easily view this information on a map simply by tapping any of these headings with a location name. This will take you…

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08:10
News: New Apple TV expected to debut at WWDC with...

After nearly two years of rumors and speculation on Apple’s plans for its next set-top box, a new report from BuzzFeed indicates that the company plans to debut a revamped Apple TV at this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference in June. Citing sources familiar with the company’s plans, the report suggests that Apple will choose to show the device off at WWDC along with a long-anticipated App Store for the living room screen, with…

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07:52
New Apple TV reportedly debuting at WWDC, with App...


Apple recently dropped the price of the current Apple TV.

John Paczkowski at Buzzfeed, formerly Recode, has today posted that Apple intends to debut a new Apple TV at WWDC, in the summer. Matching reports from 9to5Mac from the last year, he claims the new device (a revamp of the current hockey-puck Apple TV) will feature Siri and an App Store.

This is one of the reason’s why the new hardware would be shown at WWDC, so that developers can begin application development ahead of the product’s release.

The report claims that the device will feature more onboard storage to store applications and ‘expects’ it to use...

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07:52
Apple to reveal new Apple TV with App Store, Siri...

Apple is planning to take the wraps off of a brand new Apple TV set-top box, featuring Siri integration and support for a native App Store, at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference this June, according to a new report.

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07:51
Apple releases security update 2015-003

The update involves iCloud Keychain and the IOSurface framework (for sharing graphics surfaces between applications) and is for Yosemite 10.10.2.

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07:35
Review: EnerPlex Surfr for iPhone 6

EnerPlex's Surfr ($100) for iPhone 6 is a 2700 mAh battery case with one very notable bonus feature — a solar panel on the back of the case is meant to charge the case's battery "in an emergency situation." Of course, the case can also be charged regularly by using the included micro-USB cable. Surfr uses a two-piece slider design to accommodate installation and removal of an iPhone 6. The case lacks button coverage, though there is a slight lip for screen protection, and the sides of the iPhone remain covered, as well. Surfr is a bit larger and bulkier than most iPhone 6 battery cases we've seen. Lights on the bottom of the case denote how much battery life remains, and another nearby light turns red to indicate the solar panel is charging the case's battery.{/exp:char_limit}
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07:07
Apple Watch health & fitness testing lab...

As Apple continues to build up hype for the upcoming Watch launch on April 24th, the company has given ABC News an exclusive look at the health and fitness lab used for developing the activity features for the new wearable. Jeff Williams, who introduced ResearchKit on stage earlier this month, is featured in the video interview discussing the Apple Watch’s potential impact on health, while Jay Blahnik, formerly of Nike, leads a tour inside Apple’s fitness test facility.

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07:05
AppleInsider podcast recaps exclusive Project Titan...

This week's all-new AppleInsider podcast is now available to download and subscribe in iTunes or SoundCloud, with detailed analysis of this week's news. Editors Neil Hughes and Mikey Campbell review their 'Project Titan' Apple Car report, we give a first look and thoughts on the new MacBook Force Touch trackpad, Nintendo commits to make mobile games, online Apple TV service coming this fall, and more.

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06:37
US Navy will fire fighter jets into the air with...

For the last 60 years, the US Navy has launched fighters from carrier decks using steam catapults. While that made for some atmospheric Top Gun shots, the jerky motion adds wear-and-tear to aircraft and pilots alike. The military is now ready to test...

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06:33
Google brings beta Places API to iOS, promises...

Google on Thursday launched a beta Places API for iOS, which should allow future apps with location sharing to use actual place names, instead of latitude and longitude.

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06:21
Review: Aukey’s PB-N30 is the first iPhone external...

When the first iPhone 6 battery cases hit the market late last year, one 9to5Mac reader commented repeatedly that he was holding out for something with a female Lightning port on the bottom, rather than the currently ubiquitous alternative, micro-USB. Why would anyone care? Well, if an accessory can recharge using Lightning, the same charging cable you get with any iPhone can be used with its accessories, too. That means you’ll have one less cable to carry around, a convenience that inspired Apple late last year to offer accessory developers access to female Lightning connectors.

The rollout has been slow: there’s still no Apple-authorized accessory with a Lightning port, since Apple was still only ...

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06:11
News: Daily Deal: Jamstik Wireless Smart Guitar

Today in iLounge Deals we’re offering you a chance to pick up the Jamstik Wireless Smart Guitar for a great price of $199 – 33% off the normal price. Combining real strings and frets with digital technology, you can play the Jamstik just like a normal guitar right into Garageband or your other favourite iOS app. The bundled apps make Jamstik a great tool for learning to play the guitar, with quality in-depth tutorials, yet the versatility…

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06:08
Apple subscription TV plan could help push services...

Apple's growing services business, including the App Store and Apple Pay, could account for 20 percent of its earnings in the next two years, or perhaps even sooner if the company launches its rumored subscription TV service this fall, one analyst believes.

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06:08
Tiny glass fibers are the secret to boots made for...

A team of Canadian researchers don't think cleats and studs are the way to go when it comes to winter boots. In fact they've developed what they believe are superior alternatives: ones that use minuscule bits of glass instead. The team has designed b...

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06:00
Building AWT: Finding a new workflow and the bumps...

It's been over a month since Apple World Today launched, and it has been a whirlwind experience. Everything came together so quickly for AWT that my head was spinning for those first few weeks. Part of the chaos came from the necessary change of doing things one way at TUAW and another at AWT. Even the same posts -- my Daily Deals and Today in the App Store posts -- required a whole new workflow. My colleagues have discussed their experiences; now it is time for me share my first month at AWT.

The biggest overhaul for me with AWT was all the changes I had to make to my daily routine. The tools I previously used and the way I used them, no longer worked at AWT. I had to drop a bomb on my old routine and completely forge a new one. I enjoy changes that require me to check out new apps, but it's always been a leisurely experience. This time, however, I had to adapt quickly and get up running with new tools as soon as possible.

Hardware Challenges

One of the...

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06:00
You Should Play: Planet Quest blends music-based...

These days, keeping up with games can be a full-time job. So how do you separate the signal from the noise, the wheat from the chaff, the Temple Runs from the Temple Jumps? Allow us to help by regularly selecting a game You Should Play.

We’ve seen attempts to bring console-style music games to iPhone and iPad, with touch-based entries like Tap Tap Revenge and even adaptations of Rock Band and Guitar Hero—but they’ve been serviceable at best without instrument controllers. And curiously, all of those have since been removed from the App Store!

Instead, the best mobile rhythm games have been those designed from the ground up for touch: Experiences that connect you to the music with a tap, free of excessive interface elements or complicated gameplay. I’m talking Groove Coaster, Taito’s amazing blend of electronic music and...

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05:52
The Force Touch trackpad and the power of bumpy...

The latest version of iMove shows off the Force Touch trackpad and its bumpy pixels. Fascinating technology.

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05:42
FBI accuses NYPD officer of scamming road accident...

When most people are short of cash, they either sell some junk on eBay or get a second job. NYPD Auxiliary Deputy Inspector Yehuda Katz, on the other hand, decided to try something a little more audacious: a scam that involved breaking into into the ...

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05:15
The inside story of how Apple’s ResearchKit was born

Great story, not only for this fantastic bit:

After Friend’s talk, O’Reilly approached the doctor, and, in typical tight-lipped Apple fashion, said: “I can’t tell you where I work, and I can’t tell you what I do, but I need to talk to you,” Friend recalls. Friend was intrigued, and agreed to meet for coffee.

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05:04
Who’s got the Apple Watch sensor data?

Ask ten different apps how many steps you took today and you’ll no doubt get ten different answers. Why? And what’s the fix?

∞ Read this on The Loop

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05:00
Mars One Could Turn Out to Be Mars Zero


Mars One, a Dutch nonprofit organization aiming to land the first humans on Mars and establish a space colony by 2025, appears to have run into trouble. Astrophysicist Joseph Roche, one of the 100 shortlisted candidates, was excited about the project until recently. However, his disposition has soured. At best, things are not quite what they appear to be, according to Roche. He pointed to an assessment of the Mars One mission that concludes, in essence, that the project is not feasible within its established parameters.

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04:17
Force Touch features in iMovie illustrate the power...

Haptic feedback features found in a recent iMovie update illustrate the power of Apple’s new Force Touch trackpad to provide feedback, not just as an input device, says one of the pioneers of the technology.

Freelance film editor Alex Gollner first noticed Apple was using the trackpad to provide tactile feedback in a recent update to iMovie.

When dragging a video clip to its maximum length, you’ll get feedback letting you know you’ve hit the end of the clip. Add a title and you’ll get feedback as the title snaps into position at the beginning or end of a clip. Subtle feedback is also provided with the alignment guides that appear in the Viewer when cropping clips.

Apple showed-off the Force Touch feature when announcing the new...

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03:30
Nintendo making mobile games was inevitable, and it...

For players of all stripes, the name Nintendo is synonymous with gaming. But for die-hard enthusiasts—at least, the ones not blinded by nostalgia—it’s a name also associated with stubbornness, and a slowness to adapt to market changes and emerging trends.

Like when Nintendo opted not to embrace CD-ROMs in the mid-90s, instead sticking with expensive-to-produce, space-limited cartridges for the Nintendo 64. That allowed the PlayStation to take over the market, but of course, there’s an extensive backstory to that whole fiasco. Nintendo has also run into issues with its chilly relationships with third-party developers, its frustratingly slow embrace of online gaming, and its insistence on using aging tech to power recent hardware.

To read this article in full or to...

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Thursday March 19

21:36
Insiders detail beginnings of Apple's...

After a surprise debut earlier in March, Apple's open source ResearchKit framework is being hailed by some as the future of distributed medical research. Dr. Stephen Friend, who worked on the project and now serves as a medical technology advisor at Apple, paints a picture of the tool's early days.

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18:00
Today in the App Store -- CARROT Weather, PDF Expert...

Here are some of the best free apps, app updates and new apps that have landed in the App Store recently. Today's notable apps include a 50% discount on PDF Expert 5, the exciting new CARROT Weather, and a feature-filled update to Pixelmator. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can.

iOS Apps Now Free

The PewDiePie Soundboard [Now free, down from $0.99] Here it is - the FIRST and ORIGINAL PewDiePie Soundboard for iOS with more than 250+ PewDiePie-qoutes!

Game About Flight 2 [Now free, down from $0.99] Here comes the Game about Planes 2 with a great many upgrades from the previous version

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17:25
Launcher for iPhone returns after six months

In September 2014, developer Greg Gardner received a call from Apple about his app, Launcher. The app featured Today widgets that launched a variety of third-party apps, and that made Cupertino nervous. "The short story is," Greg told me, "[Apple] told me to remove the widget or they'd take down the app. They also told me that they are usually restrictive when it comes to new functionality and that they sometime loosen the restrictions over time." Apparently that time has come, as Launcher returned to the App Store this week after a six-month absence.

But it wasn't an easy process.

Greg spent the last six months working on "various takes" on Launcher. In January, he released Music Launcher, which we reviewed here. Music...

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17:00
AWT News Update: March 19, 2015

A few tidbits of Apple-related news for your Thursday:

  • A number of airlines are preparing Apple Watch apps to provide owners of the new device with pre and post flight information as well as flight status during their trips. 
  • An update is available for iPhoto, perparing the way for migration of iPhoto libraries to the new Photos app when it launches later this spring.
  • Antivirus and antimalware apps appear to be disappearing from the iOS App Store, and that's a good thing.
  • Apple replaced AT&T as part of the Dow Jones Industrial Average today.

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16:31
How Secure Is the Apple Watch?


Apple typically has impeccable timing for its new product introductions, but that may not be the case with its new smartwatch. In a gala event last week, the company announced model and pricing details for its Apple Watch. That came just six days after questions were raised about the security of its mobile payment platform. Those questions haven't gone away, and now they're also being asked about Apple's smartwatch. As more wearable gadgets hit the market, they'll start appearing on the radar of hackers.

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16:16
Apple debuts programatic iAd buys on iTunes Radio...

Apple on Thursday officially started accepting programatic, or automated, iAd buys for iTunes Radio and rolled out a new user targeting feature called Customer Match.

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16:00
Ulysses for Mac 2.0 and Ulysses for iPad: A dynamic...

For developers, just updating one app or publishing a new one can be a major undertaking. So imagine what the team at The Soulmen went through recently when they updated both their Ulysses for Mac Version 2.0 text editing app and created a new companion iPad app. After a long beta period for both apps, they’re now available and I’m happy to say that they’re both fantastic.

First, let’s look at Ulysses for Mac 2.0 (US$44.99), which has the distinction of being one of current Editors’ Choice picks on the Mac App Store. I’ve used Ulysses on and off for years to write blog posts offline, and the latest iteration definitely shows that the developers have thought about the writing process.

The writing space for Ulysses 2.0 can be as detailed or as spare as you wish. Want nothing but a blank piece of paper to type on? No problem (see image below). I usually like to...

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15:39
Apple introduces automated buying and improved...

Advertisers looking to make automated ad purchases on Apple’s iTunes Radio platform will finally be able to do so thanks to changes the company is rolling out now. While in-app iAds have been available for automated targeting for some time now, audio ads that run on free iTunes Radio accounts have always only been available through Apple’s sales representatives.

Enhanced customer targeting is also being added to the iAd offering. User phone numbers and email addresses can be anonymously compared against advertisers’ in-house data. iAd Workbench will also allow advertisers to target specific segments of the iTunes Radio userbase, utilizing the Customer Match feature that has been available to in-app ads since it was released last year.

As with banners and other iAds, users who opt-out of targeted advertisments will be exempted from the service. While...

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15:32
Amazon given green light for U.S. drone tests,...

The Federal Aviation Administration on Thursday granted Amazon permission to conduct experimental unmanned aircraft operations in U.S. airspace, marking a significant step forward in the company's plans to roll out a drone delivery service.

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14:52
Google Maps iOS app adds full-screen maps, improved...

Google Maps for iPhone and iPad has received an update to version 4.4.0 bringing a new full-screen map view, improved transit directions and voice search, and the ability to filter search results for Zagat-reviewed restaurants.

Google notes that the new full-screen mode can be activated by “tapping an empty spot on the map,” while improved voice search brings the ability to “type, or tap the mic and say, “directions to” a place for faster results.”

The update also includes new transit line colors on maps when viewing transit directions and a Zagat filter for restaurants in search results.

The updated Google Maps app for iOS, version 4.4.0, is available on the App Store now.

What’s New in Version 4.4.0

• View a full-screen map...

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14:40
En Garde, Apple! The Luxe Android Smartwatch Is...


By the end of this year, Apple fans won't be the only ones who can flash a smartwatch worth thousands of dollars on their wrist; Android aficionados will be able to do the same. Google, Intel and Swiss watchmaker Tag Heuer on Thursday jointly announced plans to make a luxury Swiss smartwatch. They were skimpy on the details, but various leaks and media reports suggest that the device may look like the Tag Heuer Carrera, a watch available in several designs priced from $2,500 up. How this will play out in the market remains to be seen.

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14:30
Daily Deals for March 19, 2015, featuring 50% off...

It's time to save some of your hard-earned money with our Daily Deals, featuring exclusive deals for AWT readers, hardware discounts and our own handpicked iOS and OS X sales. All prices are USD and subject to change. Please check prices before you purchase as some deals may expire quickly.

AWT's Daily Deals

Readdle PDF Expert 5 [On sale for $4.99, down from $9.99] PDF Expert 5 is a must-have app for anyone who reads, annotates or edits PDF documents on iPad or iPhone. It allows you to mark up documents with highlights and handwriting, insert text and stamps, sign and even merge PDFs

MacPhun Focus [Now free, down from $9.99] To celebrate the launch of AppleWorld.Today, photo...

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14:28
Apple issues iPhoto update in preparation of Photos...

Apple on Thursday released a trio of software updates for Mac owners, including a bug and compatibility fix for iPhoto, and twin security updates for OS X 10.10.2, matched to different hardware.

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14:15
Typinator 6.5

Disables system-wide smart substitutions by default and adds support for French quoting style. (€24.99 new, free update, 6.9 MB)

 

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14:15
Audio Hijack 3.0.3

Reduces overall latency and fixes a timer-related bug associated with Daylight Saving Time. ($49 new, free update, 14.3 MB)

 

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13:39
5 Days Left: Free LG optical drive, Free Audio-...

For just 5 more days, we're give away $200 in accessories -- a free LG portable CD/DVD drive and free pair of Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Pro headphones -- with the purchase of BTO mid-2014 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pro (with fresh price drops on 13" models). Readers can also pair the offer with an AppleCare rebate, which delivers the lowest price anywhere for these models with Apple's extended protection.

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13:22
The truth about Apple Pay

From an article I wrote for Fortune:

The fact that none of these guys brought up or seemed at all concerned about cybertheft may tell you more than any headline that contains the words Apple, Pay and Fraud.

There’s too much fear-mongering going around these days.

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13:17
Apple releases security update for Yosemite 10.10.2...

Apple has released a new security update for OS X Yosemite, and a separate version of the update for Macs released in early 2015, including the new 13″ MacBook Pro with Force Touch trackpads and the upcoming MacBook.

The update is available for users running OS X 10.10.2 in the Updates tab of the Mac App Store, or as a standalone installer at the links above. Users on the public beta of OS X 10.10.3 apparently do not need the update, since the newer operating system likely already includes fixes for the problems addressed by this release.

Apple has not yet released the update notes to explain what has been fixed.

iPhoto has also been updated to improve compatibility with the upcoming Photos app that replaces...

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13:12
Gear: Twelve South Book Book for iPhone 6 Plus

Twelve South’s Book Book for iPhone 6 Plus is a cool case that looks like a book. Available in black or brown leather, your friends will see you carrying this and suddenly wonder if you’ve gotten religious on them.

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13:03
Streaming music rises, CD sales fall and Apple may...

This may be behind the reason that Apple acquired Beats and its associated streaming music service last year.

As of now, revenue from music streaming is now overshadowing CD sales in the US, according to new data published by the Recording Industry Association of America on Thursday, signalling a sea-change in favor of services like Spotify, Pandora, and Beats Music.

Music streaming revenues from 2014 totaled US$1.87 billion, up 29 percent year-over-year, while CD sales fell 12.7 percent to US$1.85 billion, the RIAA said. The streaming category includes not just standard Internet radio but also...

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12:57
iMovie gains haptic feedback on Apple's new...

iMovie has become the first of Apple's apps to receive support for haptic feedback via the new Force Touch trackpad, providing a glimpse of Apple's plans for the technology.

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12:54
Review: IK Multimedia iRig 2 Guitar Interface

IK Multimedia returns to its roots with its new iRig 2 guitar interface ($40), the direct successor to its original 2010 iRig. iRig 2 aims to provide a more affordable, analog version of the company's iRig HD, retaining the analog connections of the 2010 original while adding a few additional nice touches such as an adjustable input gain control, 1/4" amp output, and a new direct passthrough mode.{/exp:char_limit}

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12:30
Satechi GoMate: Saving your iPhone from accidental...

Satechi GoMate. Photo for Apple World Today by Steve Sande, ©2015, All Rights Reserved

Satechi has a great idea for anyone who spends time around water with their iPhone, whether it’s a day at the beach, trout fishing on your favorite stream, or paddling a kayak on the local pond. It’s called the GoMate (US$19.99, affiliate link) and it’s a waterproof case for any iPhone except the iPhone 6 Plus.

Basically, you can think of GoMate as fancy Zip-loc bag with some additional features that make it perfect for fun in the sun (or rain). The GoMate comes in three colors — orange, black and white — and all you need to do to get full IPX8 waterproof protection in up to 20 feet of water is to slide your iPhone in top first with the screen facing the clear material, squeeze the “zipper” closed to ensure watertightness, and then fold over the Velcro™ tab to ensure that your phone is locked in. There’s an included...

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12:11
Apple reportedly cracks down on antivirus apps from...


Searching for ‘antivirus’ now only shows games or Find My iPhone-esque apps.

Apple has seemingly decided to crack down on antivirus and antimalware apps, removing them from the App Store. Although there has been no official statement from Apple on a policy change, Apple’s loose guidelines allow them to pull pretty much anything at any time, particularly something like antivirus which has questionable utility within the sandboxed iOS environment of iPhones and iPads.

One casualty of the removal is Intego’s VirusBarrier, which claims that this takedown was not specific to its product with Apple deciding the entire category of antivirus products is now off-limits.

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12:06
Google, Intel team with TAG Heuer on luxury Android...

At today's inauguration of the Baselworld 2015 watch and jewelry expo in Switzerland, watchmaker TAG Heuer announced a partnership with Google and Intel on a new luxury smartwatch, due to launch sometime before the end of 2015.

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11:54
Pixelmator for iPad 1.1 Is now available

Pixelmator:

We’re super excited to finally let you know that the new and awesome Pixelmator for iPad update is out now.

Just to remind you—Pixelmator for iPad is the best image editor on the iPad and it is one of the most innovative and technologically advanced iOS apps ever built. And oh, if you are a Mac user and not that interested in iOS, just listen for a sec: All the cool things we now make for the iPad are coming to the Mac. But more on that later.

In the meantime, read on to find out what we’ve packed for you in Pixelmator for iPad 1.1 Aquarelle.

Along with Snapseed, Pixelmator is my go to app for editing photos on the iPad. I’m really excited to start playing with the new features in this version.

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10:58
Macs not vulnerable to BadUSB attack

TidBITS:

“The new MacBook’s single port comes with a major security risk,” proclaims The Verge. Gizmodo took The Verge’s story a step further with, “The NSA Is Going to Love These USB-C Charging Cables.” So what’s the big deal, and is there any fire behind all this hot air?

These articles are pure clickbait.

As always, when it comes to Macs and security, always wait for Rich Mogull to weigh in before going off half cocked. I’m looking at you, Tech Media.

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10:54
Get ready for a new Apple Store experience when...

The Apple Watch release will usher in a new experience at Apple Stores, one that’s more like buying a wedding dress than a new gadget.

According to a recent 9to5Mac report, Apple Store customers will be able to book 15-minute appointments to try on an Apple Watch beginning April 10, and then reserve one for pick-up on the 24th. This won’t be your typical shopping trip, where you wander around and play with gadgets to your heart’s content. The Apple Watch experience will be a guided one, with employees ready to assist when you try on the Apple Watch Sport or regular Apple Watch.

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10:17
CARROT Weather’s forecast includes a 100% chance of...


You all remember CARROT, right? The sadistic, sarcastic artificial intelligence that powers a collection of productivity and fitness applications has returned for a fifth app. The latest piece of software to join the CARROT family is CARROT Weather.

As you may have gathered from the title, this new app helps you track current and upcoming weather conditions with the snark that only CARROT can really nail. The Weather app is much simpler in presentation than its predecessors, but it’s just as robust as you’ve come to expect from this line of...

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10:15
US streaming music revenues eclipse CD sales for...

Revenue from music streaming is now overshadowing CD sales in the US, according to new data published by the Recording Industry Association of America on Thursday, signalling a sea-change in favor of services like Spotify, Pandora, and Beats Music.

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10:06
Fantastical 2 for Mac teaser

On May 17, 2011 we reinvented calendaring; On March 25, 2015 we’ll reinvent Fantastical itself.

I’ll say this: you’re going to love this new version.

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09:51
Angry Birds maker says profit fell 73 percent in 2014

Mobile games maker Rovio reported its operating profit fell 73 percent last year due to a drop in its licensing business, a latest sign its breakthrough Angry Birds brand is losing its appeal.

Ouch.

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09:40
Winclone 5: Boot Camp cloning utility for OS X

Winclone 5 is the most complete solution for protecting your Boot Camp Windows system against data loss. Winclone is the most reliable cloning solution when migrating Boot Camp to a new Mac. The all new Winclone Backup feature provides scheduled, incremental snapshots of your files so you can retrieve earlier versions or accidentally deleted data.

Looks like a great utility if you have a Boot Camp partition.

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09:26
“You should use DuckDuckGo”

Casey Liss lays out the reasons he chooses to use DuckDuckGo as his search engine.

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09:21
PDFpen Scan+ 2.0 features touch-free scanning

Smile, the developer of productivity applications for Mac, iPad and iPhone, has released PDFpen Scan+ 2.0, a new version of their mobile scanning and OCR app for iPhone and iPad. This new version has a redesigned camera screen with auto-scan mode, which will take the scan, automatically crop, and assign editing presets—all without a tap.

I love Smile’s software.

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09:19
Review: Eyefi’s new Mobi Pro brings improved...

As a photographer, I’ve been thrilled to see iPhones become compelling replacements for standalone point-and-shoot cameras. Our world has improved in both measurable and immeasurable ways from widespread, immediate access to quality photography; the images documenting our lives are more compelling and numerous than ever before.

But professional photographers toting DSLRs now struggle to stand out from amateurs with iPhones. The Chicago Sun-Times infamously fired its entire photography department in favor of using images from iPhones and wire services, a move...

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09:15
This Japanese inn has been open for 1,300 years

The Atlantic:

Houshi Ryokan was founded in 718. It is one of the oldest family businesses in the world; 46 generations have managed the ryokan in its 1,300 years. Filmmaker Fritz Schumann profiles the current caretakers, Zengoro and Chizuko Houshi, as they struggle to determine the ryokan’s future after the death of their only son.

Such a sad story about a family seemingly trapped by the weight of their own history and traditions.

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09:03
Fast, luxurious & sensible: What the personal...

With rumors of an Apple Car comes speculation about its potential design, and AppleInsider took a look at the personal vehicles drive by some of Apple's top executives to see how that might influence the company's thinking.

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09:02
9to5Toys Last Call: Incase MacBook cases $25, iTunes...

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.

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09:00
Five ways to fund your iOS or OS X app addiction

I enjoy apps and can’t get enough of them. I’m always installing the latest new apps or app updates just to check them out. Though fun, these impulse purchases can get expensive. Over the years, I’ve adopted several reliable methods to help fund my iOS and OS X app addiction.

Sign up for beta access

Many app developers run beta programs that allow you test out apps that are under development. You get the app for free under a non-disclosure agreement and provide feedback to developers. It's a win-win situation for app lovers -- not only do you get access to unreleased versions of apps, you also get to play a critical role in the app development process. Readdle, Omni Group and others have beta programs.

Save loose change and bring it to Coinstar

I often use cash for purchases and save all the change in a jar. Each month, I gather up that loose change...

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08:57
Apple execs talk developing ResearchKit: ‘there’s a...


Apple SVP Jeff Williams announcing ResearchKit

Following the introduction of ResearchKit at this month’s Apple event, Apple executives Jeff Williams and Bud Tribble held a question and answer session with Apple employees regarding the new initiative, according to a source who provided a transcript of the conversation. Williams, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Operations, is the top executive in charge of Apple’s health engineering initiatives, including the Apple Watch, HealthKit, ResearchKit, and fitness software. Tribble is a Software Engineering Vice President with a medical background as a doctor, and he organized many of the partnerships for both HealthKit and ResearchKit…

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08:53
Mac: Twelve South BaseLift for MacBook

If you do a lot of typing on your MacBook on the go, you may have discovered that the angle isn’t always optimal for comfort. That’s what Twelve South hopes to address with BaseLift for MacBook ($40), an integrated stand and laptop pad that’s always ready to both protect your lap and bring your MacBook to the optimal typing angle for doing serious work.

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08:43
Analyst predicts Apple streaming TV service to be...

No one’s quite sure how much an Apple streaming/Web TV service would cost per month, but guesses are being made.

Rod Hall of J.P. Morgan issued a note to investors on Wednesday, in which he said a US$40-per-month price tag for a subscription TV service would be too high.

In his view, the incremental cost of cable television service from a provider like Comcast, in addition to basic Internet, is less than US$40 per month. And so if Apple were to exceed the price of a basic cable package, there would be very little reason for consumers to “cut the cord” and go with a streaming-only solution from Apple.

The rumored price range for the service, which said...

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08:38
Review: Ring Video Doorbell is a simple smart home...

Today we’re taking a look at the Ring Video Doorbell. This may be familiar to some of you out there as it was featured in our Top Smart Home Tech of CES 2015 article a few months back, but we’ve finally got our hands on it and today we’re going to see what it’s all about…

As you’ve probably guessed this is a doorbell, but what makes it so special? Well first off, it’s a connected device with an HD (720p) camera that pairs up with an iOS or Android device via WiFi and can be accessed anywhere in the world. This doorbell will...

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08:36
Sony Vue streaming TV service launches on...

Sony's new Internet-based streaming TV service Vue is now available on PlayStation consoles in select markets, and will be coming soon to Apple's iPad, as cable cutting options available to consumers continue to grow.

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08:27
Atari’s new gamified fitness app lets you unlock...


Atari is releasing a new fitness app today called Atari Fit that lets users unlock classic Atari arcade games by working out.

The app acts as a personal trainer of sorts with over 100 exercises and fitness routines as well as integration with Apple’s Health app and fitness tracking wearables like Fitbit and Jawbone.

It also has a few interesting gaming features including multiplayer, online leaderboards, and the ability unlock classic Atari games like Pong, Super Breakout, and Centipede:

Multiplayer – Play with friends all over the world anytime. Join a team and workout together or race against...

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08:19
Apple Store employees undergoing final Watch...

With April 10th and the launch of the Apple Watch approaching, Apple Store retail employees have been receiving special training on the device, but special meetings will take place at retail stores starting next week to give all retail employees a chance to go hands-on with the watch.

Many employees will see the watch in person for the first time at this point, and Apple will use the meetings to give them further training on the device. In its training materials, Apple has told employees they will “be the first to see Apple Watch, the first to try it on and the first to share it with the world.”

After that training period, the Apple...

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08:08
News: Daily Deal: BACtrack Mobile Smartphone...

Today in iLounge Deals we’re offering our readers a great deal on the new BACtrack Mobile Smartphone Breathalyzer for only $84.99—a savings of 57% off the normal price. BACtrack connects to your iOS device via Bluetooth and estimates your blood alcohol content (BAC) using a law enforcement-grade fuel cell sensor, with a companion app that can even estimate when your BAC will return to zero. You can also save your results, including what…

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07:27
Mini-review: Oneadapter Twist/Plus World Charging...

Standardizing on USB was arguably the best thing ever to happen to gadget lovers. Instead of having an unholy mess of chargers cluttering up your home, you just need a few USB cables and something to plug them into. I’ve previously reviewed the Lightning Rabbit Triforce and Truffol Station 5 USB chargers, which offer stylish options for the home or office. We’ve also reviewed a bunch of others.

When travelling, though, I pack light. I tend to just charge everything from my MacBook Pro, which is convenient but doesn’t offer the fastest of charging speeds. The Oneadapter Twist...

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07:25
Fully-functional Launcher returns to App Store,...

Popular shortcut app Launcher has been allowed back into the iOS App Store with all of its original features, while Pixelmator for iPad has been updated with a large assortment of improvements, including watercolor tools.

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07:00
Musk: Technology May Revoke Your Driver's...


There will come a time, in a future not so far away, when it will be illegal for the average person to drive a car, predicted Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Autonomous vehicles will be exponentially safer, he said Tuesday at Nvidia's 2015 GPU Technology Conference in San Jose, California. Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang took the stage with Musk for an unrehearsed conversation about the future of cars and Tesla's aspirations to propel its electric vehicles into fully autonomous territory.

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06:57
Tag Heuer, Breitling, Swatch & others usher in...


The Swiss watch market is bracing for the smartwatch movement, with many fearing another downturn for traditional mechanical timepieces much the same as when low cost Quartz movements were first introduced.

Industry players don’t intend to sit around and see how Apple Watch sells against traditional watches, however, as many of the watch world’s biggest luxury watchmakers— Tag Heuer, Breitling, Swatch, Frederique Constant—are showing off their first smart watches at Baselworld 2015 this week, the premier tradeshow for the jewelry industry where most Swiss watchmakers choose to unveil their latest creations each year.

A few...

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06:39
The Onion compares Apple’s new MacBook with Google’s...

You had me at “Daddy Likey?”

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06:36
Sony rolls out Vue, its own cord-cutting service,...

Sony rolls out their own cord-cutting service, Vue, but without ABC and ESPN. Are network televisions’ days numbered?

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06:33
Apple stock officially begins trading as member of...

The world's most valuable company is now a part of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, as Apple officially became a part of the index at the start of trading on Thursday.

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06:22
ResearchKit may go beyond individual studies, open...

We’ve already seen the potential of Apple’s ResearchKit platform to sign up large numbers of participants to medical studies in an incredibly short time, but a reported conversation between the founder of an open science non-profit and an Apple VP suggests that the potential goes far beyond this.

Fusion, in an extensive profile, reports that Apple may be intending to collect anonymised health data in a central database accessible to medical researchers around the world, enabling each to benefit from that shared data to forward their own studies. The vision was initially put forward at a conference back in September, long before ResearchKit was announced, by Stephen Friend, the founder of Seattle-based Sage Bionetworks, a...

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06:15
Will Apple Watch internals be upgradeable?

One of the last unanswered questions about the Apple Watch is the question of upgradeability. Andy Faust, writing for WatchAware, argues that upgradeability is both not coming and not necessary.

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06:04
Apple’s plan for the Apple Watch purchase experience

15 minutes per customer. That’s Apple anticipating customer demand.

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06:03
Third-party Apple Watch housing promises underwater...

Third-party accessory maker designed by many on Thursday revealed plans for an Apple Watch housing line that offers protection from water, shock and dust, as well as a separate combination dock for simultaneous charging with iPhone.

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06:00
The Week in iPhone Cases: Clear cases from...

Transparent backs and leather accents dominate this week's roundup

We’re seeing a lot of clear cases in this week’s collection of new iPhone cases, as well as classy leather cases that keep your iPhone safe from everyday wear-and-tear.

Belkin

The Grip (iPhone 6; $20) is a form-fitting hard shell case that shows off the iPhone’s sleek design while still protecting it from daily hazards.

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05:59
iTunes affiliate links made easy

If you spend any amount of time setting up affiliate links for the iTunes store, give Blink a try.

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05:07
Apple May Start Accepting Android Phones As Trade-Ins

HughPickens.com writes Bloomberg reports that according to a person with knowledge of the matter, Apple plans to start accepting non-Apple devices as trade-ins as the company seeks to extend market-share gains against Android smartphones. Apple is seeking to fuel even more iPhone 6 and 6 Plus sales after selling 74.5 million units in the last three months of 2014. Thanks to record sales, shipments of iPhones surpassed Android in the US with 47.7 percent of the market compared with Android's 47.6 percent. According to Apple CEO Tim Cook Apple "experienced the highest Android switcher rate in any of the last three launches in the three previous years." While Android phones don't hold their value as well as iPhones, it still makes sense for Apple Stores to accept them, says Israel Ganot, former CEO of Gazelle Inc., an online mobile device trade-in company. "Apple can afford to pay more than the market value to get you to switch over," says Ganot, "on the idea that you're going to fall...

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