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19:07
Apple reinstates Home Sharing in latest iOS 9 beta,...

Apple made good on a promise to return music Home Sharing to iOS with the release of its fourth iOS 9 beta on Tuesday, a build which also came with a few minor user interface adjustments including a new way of displaying Handoff panes in the app switcher.

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17:19
Apple's quarterly R&D spending soars past $...

Apple's operational expenditures on research and development activities surpassed $2 billion for the first time ever during the company's third fiscal quarter of 2015, a number equal to 4.1 percent of total net sales.

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16:52
What Tim Cook told analysts

Jason Snell has a great transcript of what Tim Cook said to analysts during the earnings call today. In case you missed it, Apple reported a profit $10.7 billion on revenue of $49.6 billion.

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16:42
New Apple Xsan Distributed LAN Client

Tags: StorNext

SAN JOSE, Calif., July 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) today announced support for the Xsan Distributed LAN Client in the public beta of Apple's forthcoming operating system, OS X El Capitan. Now OS X El Capitan users can easily connect Xsan clients over Ethernet to a Quantum StorNext® environment, enabling them to experience the full benefits of a StorNext-based workflow.

StorNext, Quantum's shared storage platform which is 100 percent Xsan-compatible, has long allowed Mac users to plug into StorNext environments via Fibre Channel for high-performance workflow storage and collaboration. Increasingly, however, content owners are looking to leverage lower-cost Ethernet connectivity within their media workflows for such tasks as file inspection, QA and digital daily review. With the public beta release of OS X El Capitan, Xsan users can...

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15:47
Cook denies Apple Watch sales 'collapse,'...

Despite estimates to the contrary, Apple Watch sales didn't fall off a cliff just months after launch, Apple CEO Tim Cook said Tuesday, adding the device actually posted its best-ever performance in June.

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15:25
Apple plans to increase Watch's retail...

Apple is planning to further improve retail availablity of the Apple Watch ahead of the holiday shopping season, working on the assumption that the device will be a hot gift item, CEO Tim Cook revealed on Tuesday.

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15:15
The Week in Mac Apps: Publish your own tweetstorm...

...plus a killer writing app, video editing tools, and more!

In this week’s roundup of Mac apps, we bring you tools for sharing everything you need to get work done, a musical escape for your downtime, and one of our favorite writing apps.

Craft Pricing Calculator 1.0

Like to make and sell things? Create Solutions’s $2 Craft Pricing Calculator (Mac App Store Link) can help you figure out how much to charge your customers.

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15:10
Tim Cook hints Apple Watch revenue higher than $1.4B...

Apple isn’t breaking out Apple Watch sales or revenue during today’s fiscal third quarter earnings report (the three month period that ended in June). While that’s not a surprise— Apple said previously it wouldn’t disclose Apple Watch numbers for competitive reasons— today we did get our first official glimpse at how the Apple Watch sold during its launch. The math plus some hints from Tim Cook himself hints that Apple Watch sold over $1.4 billion in revenue:

Apple groups Apple Watch revenue into its Other category in its report, which also includes sales of Apple TV, Apple Watch...

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15:00
AWT News Update: July 21, 2015

Today's news is all Apple earnings. As a result, we suggest that you listen for the details, then check out our previous post for more of the same. It's all fascinating!

Apple does it again: Record 3rd quarter results

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14:44
News: Notes from Apple’s Q3 2015 earnings call

Kicking off Apple’s conference call announcing its record-breaking numbers for Q3 2015, Apple CEO Tim Cook reported that the company had its strongest June quarter ever, exceeding the high end of the company’s guidance by $1.6 billion and topping expectations for sales of the iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch. A June quarter record was set for the iPhone with 35 percent growth, gains in marketshare in all geographic segments, and revenue…

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14:29
Apple Reports Record Third Quarter Results

Apple has announced financial results for its fiscal 2015 third quarter ended June 27. The company posted quarterly revenue of $49.6 billion and quarterly net profit of $10.7 billion, or $1.85 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $37.4 billion and net profit of $7.7 billion, or $1.28 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 39.7 percent compared to 39.4 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 64 percent of the quarter’s revenue. The growth was fueled by record third-quarter sales of iPhone and Mac, all-time record revenue from services, and the successful launch of Apple Watch. “We had an amazing quarter, with iPhone revenue up 59 percent over last year, strong sales of Mac, all-time record revenue from services, driven by the App Store, and a great start for Apple Watch,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “The excitement for Apple Music has been incredible, and we’re looking forward to releasing iOS 9, OS X El Capitan, and...

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14:18
Apple’s Q3 numbers: All-time high Android switching...

Apple just announced its fiscal third quarter earnings and as usual offered some stats on progress since last checking in. Among the notables: the company’s revenue in China is up 112%, it returned $13 billion to shareholders through its capital return program, and it sold a record number of iPhones and Macs during the quarter. The company, citing its own research, noted that users switching from Android to iPhone was at an all-time high, while giving us some insight into Apple Watch usage. Head below for the full roundup of numbers from today’s earnings call:

-$202.8 billion in cash (...

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14:18
Apple’s Q3 2015: iPhones and Macs up, iPads down,...

Apple has just released its earnings report for the third quarter of fiscal 2015. For most of the company's established product lines, there are few surprises: iPhones are doing very well, Macs are doing pretty well, and iPads are slowly drooping.

Apple broke quarterly records with $10.7 billion in profit and $49.6 billion in revenue, compared to $7.7 billion in profit and $37.4 billion in revenue in Q3 of 2014. Its gross margin was 39.7 percent. These results easily beat Apple's guidance for the quarter, which predicted revenue between $46 billion and $48 billion and profit margins between 38.5 and 39.5 percent.

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The Americas are still Apple's biggest region, and it showed strong growth from last year. However, China remains by far Apple's fastest-growing market, which the company has attributed to the larger screens of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. More carriers have...

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14:09
Apple posts Q3 2015 earnings, cites $10.7 billion...

US$49 billion in revenue and a US$10.7 billion profit isn’t chump change.

And that’s the amount that Apple reported for its Q3 2015 earnings today, complete with figures that included profits from sales of the Apple Watch, which was launched on April 24th.

During today’s announcement, the company cited revenues of US$37.4 billion and a net profit of US$7.7 billion, or US$1.28 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 39.7 percent compared to 39.4 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 64 percent of the quarter’s revenue.

The company also disclosed unit sales, although it has yet to reveal specific sales numbers for the Apple Watch device:

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14:05
Microsoft reports $3.2 billion quarterly loss

Microsoft reported a $3.2 billion quarterly net loss, hurt by charges related to its Nokia phone business and job cuts, and weak demand for its Windows operating system.

The company took a charge of $7.5 billion in the fourth quarter related to the restructuring of its Nokia handset business, which it acquired last year.

Ouch.

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14:02
Apple’s cash pile crosses $200 billion for the first...

Apple has just announced record quarterly earnings with $10.7 billion of operating profit. This revenue accumulation has resulted in Apple’s biggest ever cash hoard, now standing at $202 billion dollars. This is up from the record $194 billion level reported in the previous quarter and despite Apple giving away $13 billion to shareholders through its capital returns program.

In general, having too much money is a good ‘problem’ to have. What shareholders will think of this new high is yet to be seen, who generally prefer if Apple invested that money in its business or returned to investors in its...

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13:57
Apple's third quarter: $10.7 billion profit and...

Apple made a ton of money in the third quarter of the year, just as they have for many, many quarters preceding this one. Here’s how this quarter stacks up: The Cupertino company made $10.7 billion in profit on $49.6 billion in revenue, compared to profit of $7.7 billion on $37.4 billion in revenue in the same quarter last year.

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13:56
Apple Posts Record Financials for Q3 2015

Although the iPad is still slumping, and Apple Watch sales remain a closely guarded secret, iPhone and Mac sales hit record highs, leading to yet another strong showing for Apple’s bottom line.

 

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13:50
Apple does it again: Record 3rd quarter results

Apple released its fiscal year 3rd quarter results this afternoon, and the numbers look great. The company posted a quarterly revenue of $49.6 billion with a net profit of $10.7 billion ($1.85 per diluted share). That's in comparison with the year-ago quarter when Apple's revenues were $37.4 billion with a net profit of $7.7 billion. 

Gross margin was up slightly to 39.7%, compared to 39.4% for the same quarter in 2014. International sales were 64% of the quarter's revenue. 

iPhone unit sales were up 35% year-over-year, up to 47,534,000 compared to 35,203,000 last year. Revenues were up strongly at 59% year over year from 2014: $31,368,000 in 2015 compared to $19,751,000 in 2014. 

iPad sales continue to slump, with unit sales of "only" 10,931,000 in the quarter and revenues of $4.53 billion. Unit sales were down 18% from the same quarter in 2014, while...

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13:48
Google, Facebook, eBay, HP, others ask for rehearing...

Basically, the companies argue that a refusal to limit damages to infringing features could have huge impact in an era when consumer products incorporate many highly sophisticated components within a single device. That Samsung can be successfully sued over singular design features and forced to pay damages based on overall device sales rather than a portion of profits sets a dangerous precedent, the group argues.

I could see their point if Samsung had of taken one feature and incorporated it into a smartphone it designed. However, Samsung stole the entire phone—hardware, software, and everything else it could lay its grubby little hands on. They were caught and should pay.

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13:47
Liveblog: Apple’s Q3 2015 earnings call happens at...

Apple will be reporting its financial results for the third quarter of 2015 today at 5pm EDT (2pm PDT, 10pm BST). As usual, we'll be on the call to liveblog the proceedings and offer charts and commentary.

This was the first full quarter of Apple Watch availability, so we'd expect some of the company's statements and many analyst questions to focus on Apple's newest product. Apple won't be breaking watch sales out into their own category, but rather lumping them into "other devices" with iPods, Beats headphones, the Apple TV, and other accessories. We'd expect to see that category spike this quarter, but the company may not choose to elaborate on just how well the watch is selling.

Things were quiet for most of Apple's other products, aside from the odd Mac refresh. The iPhones and iPads are all mid-cycle, and...

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13:44
Live blog: Apple’s fiscal year Q3 2015 earnings call

Apple earnings day is here at last. Catch up on the company’s latest results here while we await the quarterly conference call between Tim Cook, Luca Maestri and analysts. In summary, Apple reporting earnings $10.7 billion in profit from $49 billion in revenue after 47 million iPhone sales, 10.9 million iPad sales, and 4.7 million Mac sales during the company’s Q3 period. Analysts will likely push Tim Cook and company on sharing more information around Apple Watch sales during the call. The quarter covers the April to June period which includes Apple Watch sales in a number of countries from April 24th and on. Apple’s conference call kicks off at 2 p.m. PT/5 p.m. ET so stay tuned for our live coverage below:...

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13:43
News: Apple Q3 2015: Record $49.6B revenue, 47.5M...

Apple reported its third quarter 2015 financial results today, with 47.5 million iPhones and 10.9 million iPads sold. The company posted quarterly revenue of $49.6 billion and quarterly net profit of $10.7 billion, or $1.85 per diluted share. In Q3 2014, Apple had revenue of $37.4 billion and net profit of $7.7 billion, or $1.28 per diluted share. Gross margin was 39.7 percent compared to 39.4 percent a year ago. International sales contributed to…

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13:33
∞ Apple reports record third quarter results

Apple on Tuesday reported a third quarter profit of $10.7 billion on revenue of $49.6 billion. This compares to revenue of $37.4 billion and net profit of $7.7 billion in the year ago quarter.

Apple said the growth was fueled by record third quarter sales of iPhone and Mac, all-time record revenue from services and the successful launch of Apple Watch.

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13:18
Spotify’s Discover Weekly: Your ultimate...

Updated every Monday morning, Discover Weekly brings you two hours of custom-made music recommendations, tailored specifically to you and delivered as a unique Spotify playlist.

Good idea.

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12:57
Auto industry exec joins Apple

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

Oh Apple, what are you up to.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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11:48
Review: Ulak Lumenair for iPhone 6

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

Ed is just on fire. Much respect.

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10:00
Software Update: Apple IIgs 6.0.2

From Call-A.P.P.L.E. 

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

Finder (see also Finder Help)

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

Drivers

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

File System...

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


USAToday:

The airplane is one that turns heads.

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

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

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

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

Apple:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This is pretty nifty.

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

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

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

Via DxO.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

According to MacRumors, the pricing will be as follows:

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

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

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

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

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06:57
News: Daily Deal: ilumi Bluetooth Smartbulb

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

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05:50
Things you should try with your Apple Watch

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

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05:41
Some perspective on Apple Watch sales numbers

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

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

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

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


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

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

Before you get too excited, read the fine print.

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Monday July 20

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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19:32
Nanowires help produce hydrogen fuel using sunlight

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

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

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

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

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18:18
∞ Roger Waters The Wall movie trailer

I’m definitely going to see this movie.

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


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

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15:30
AWT News Update: July 20, 2015

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

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

The text version of the podcast is available below.

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

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

 

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14:33
ExtraBITS for 20 July 2015

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

 

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13:47
100 Metal facts you may not know

Kiss your afternoon goodbye. Enjoy.

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13:40
Unveiling the New Take Control Web Site

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

 

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

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

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

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12:48
Angry Birds 2 Set for Late July Landing


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

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12:45
Pixelmator for iOS just got better

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

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

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

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

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

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

You can’t keep a good man down.

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

And it is nifty.

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

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

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10:48
Five More Apple Music Tips

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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08:46
Apple Watch Still Waiting On App Developers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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08:00
"Amazing Apps"

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

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


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07:51
Why you want the new iPod touch

Some pretty good reasons there.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Interestingly, Apple has said that it won’t be releasing official sales...

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

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

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

The current...

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07:15
iPhone rules the mobile podcast world

Image via Clammr "Future of Podcasting" survey

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Clearing the numbered balls means including them in a like-colored jumble of at least that many. This one’s tricky.

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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Sunday July 19

19:14
CrashPlan 4.3

Introduces per-user installations for computers that have multiple users. (Free with a 30-day trial of online backup service, 55.9 MB)

 

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