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Monday June 22

11:37
Tweetbot for Mac 2.0.1 brings Twitter’s new ‘quote...

The first update for Tweetbot 2 on OS X has been released, bringing promised support for Twitter’s new “quote tweet” feature along with a bevy of bug fixes, including one for a particularly nasty bug that could crash the app while creating a new mention, and another related to uploading a profile photo.

The app also speeds up the process of changing accounts and introduces support for longer direct messages, which will be available as soon as Twitter flips the switch on that feature in the near future.

You can grab Tweetbot 2.0.1 from the Mac App Store for free if you bought an previous version of the app. For new users it’s available...

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10:48
Pad & Quill’s new leather backpack and briefcase

I just love Pad & Quill’s products. The workmanship and care put into every aspect of their bags is top notch. I own one of the bags already, but that backpack is calling my name. They also have a new briefcase available.

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10:27
Source: First iPhone without home button on Apple...

Apple is indeed working on a radical iPhone redesign that will ditch the home button, AppleInsider has learned, but consumers shouldn't expect to see such a drastic change to the company's handset within the next few years.

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10:19
Got a bad 3TB hard drive in your iMac? Apple will...

If you bought an iMac with a 3TB hard drive between December 2012 and September 2013 and you’re having problems with that drive, Apple will replace it for free.

The iMac (27-inch) 3TB Hard Drive Replacement Program replaces 3TB hard drives that, according to Apple, “fall under certain conditions.” The service will be performed at your local apple Store or at a nearby Apple Authorized Service Provider.

According to the Replacement Program website, Apple has contacted iMac owners who registered their iMac with a valid email address. If you did not register, you can check if your iMac is eligible by entering the serial number on the Replacement Program website.

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09:58
3 Things That Will Change Electronic Entertainment...


E3 -- perhaps the biggest and most important gaming conference in the world -- took place last week. Sony and Microsoft came ready to do battle, Nintendo showed up, and we were up to our armpits in little companies doing amazing things with virtual reality. However, companies that weren't at the event, like Amazon and Netflix, likely have more to say about the future of gaming than those that had a big presence there. There are three technologies that could change gaming forever.

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09:43
Lightroom CC 2015.1 and Lightroom 6.1

Lightroom CC 2015 receives two new features, while both apps get a number of bug fixes. ($149 new or $9.99 monthly Creative Cloud subscription, free update)

 

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09:31
Monster's lawsuit against Beats recalls long...

The ongoing legal tussle between Monster and Beats?--?over the way in which Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre assumed control of the company in the run-up to its acquisition by Apple --?has focused the spotlight on the many ways the two music moguls worked with Apple and late cofounder Steve Jobs over the years.

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09:30
Your gold iPhone was designed with Chinese buyers in...

I was certain that Apple had tailored its gold iPhone to me, but it turns out that the company is really thinking about its Chinese customers when tweaking product designs.

Apple CEO Tim Cook told the Chinese-language Bloomberg BusinessWeek that Apple added a gold option to its iPhone lineup because the color is popular in China.

But Apple is going beyond gold to appeal to Chinese buyers. The company is also investing in the country’s education. Cook told the publication that Apple is supporting more than 180 trial programs to teach smartphone technology to Chinese children.

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09:23
Eddy Cue on responding to Taylor Swift

Eddy Cue, Apple's senior vice president of Internet Software and Services, sat down with Billboard to discuss his company's recent experience with singer Taylor Swift. The musician refused to make her current album, 1989, available to Apple Music streaming as long as artists were unpaid during the forthcoming service's three-month trial period. 

In the interview, Cue discussed reading Taylor's open letter to Apple as well as the thought process that prompted Apple to change its course: 

"We've been hearing a lot of concern from indie artists about not getting paid during the three-month trial period, which was never our intent. We never looked at it as not paying them...

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09:15
9to5Toys Last Call: iPad Air 2 64GB $500, V-MODA...

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09:06
Rumor: Next-gen iPhone display could feature Touch...

The next-gen iPhone’s display may incorporate some interesting additional features.

The sometimes-reliable DigiTimes reported on Monday that Apple is developing touch and display driver integration single-chip solutions for future iPhones. The chips are also said to include fingerprint sensors, which would allow for new iPhone designs without a home button, enabling the entire front panel to be the device’s display.

This syncs with Apple’s recent patents and acquisitions, which has signaled interest in moving Touch ID to the iPhone’s display.

Apple acquired fingerprint technology company AuthenTec in 2012, setting the stage for what...

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08:57
Best Buy begins taking Pebble Time preorders in...

U.S. retailer Best Buy on Monday launched preorders of the Pebble Time, signalling the first opportunity to buy the smartwatch for those who didn't back the project on Kickstarter, just days after the Apple Watch became available at Apple's own retail stores.

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08:50
Apple reverses position on royalty payments during...

Taylor Swift has come forward to criticize Apple Music’s planned three-month trial.

And apparently won.

Which means it might be slightly easier for you to listen to her next 987,752 songs about a breakup.

In a released statement, Swift offered the following comment with regard to the free streaming element:

This is not about me. Thankfully I am on my fifth album and can support myself, my band, crew, and entire management team by playing live shows. This is about the new artist or band that has just released their first single and will not be paid for its success. This is about the young...

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08:50
Tim Cook discusses the Chinese market's...

In a new interview published by the Chinese edition of Bloomberg Businessweek, Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed that his company keeps the Chinese consumers' tastes in mind during the design process. For example, gold is a popular color among Chinese consumers, and that fact influenced the gold iPhone, which debuted with the 5s in 2013:

"The decision to offer a gold iPhone last year reflects in part the popularity of that color among Chinese users, he added. Greater China, which includes Taiwan and Hong Kong, is now Apple's second-largest market and has become a battleground for the company as it vies with Samsung Electronics Co. and Xiaomi Corp. for smartphone supremacy."

Our take on the news...

China is Apple's second-biggest market, so this is not a surprise. Expect the country's consumers to continue to have an...

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08:32
BGR: iOS 9 beta 2 reportedly coming later today...

A new report from BGR claims that Apple will release the second beta of iOS 9 today along with the GM build of iOS 8.4. The report says it’s possible Apple could bump back the new iOS 9 seed another week. Though two week intervals have basically been the standard for most betas, there have been exceptions in the past.

This isn’t the first time BGR has tried to predict iOS beta schedules, though some previous attempts have proven incorrect, so this one, while it seems likely based on the fact that we’re now two weeks out from WWDC, should probably be taken with a grain of salt.

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08:00
Tim Cook says Watch attracting more developer...

The Apple Watch has only been available for a very short time, but it’s already attracting more developer interest than the iPhone or iPad did early on. That’s the message Apple CEO Tim Cook gave to an interviewer from the Chinese-language version of Bloomberg Businessweek.

According to the article, “Developers are working on more than 3,500 apps for the gadgets, he said. That’s well ahead of the 500 apps available for the 2008 edition of the iPhone and the 1,000 for the first iPad in 2010, he added.”

Cook also confirmed what most tech bloggers had suspected — that the gold versions of iPhone, iPad, MacBook and Watch were created in part as a response to the popularity of the color in China. The country is now responsible for 29% of Apple’s revenue.

During the interview, Cook noted that Apple is supporting...

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07:49
How Taylor Swift convinced Apple to switch gears on...

If there was ever any doubt about how powerful superstar Taylor Swift is, let this be a lesson: Hours after Swift admonished Apple for not paying royalties to artists during Apple Music’s free 3-month trial, the company abruptly switched gears.

“We don’t ask you for free iPhones,” Swift wrote in a Sunday morning blog post. “Please don’t ask us to provide you with our music for no compensation.”

Apple media head Eddy Cue took to Twitter Sunday night after Swift’s open letter to the company went viral and announced that Apple will pay artists for songs streamed during the free trial.

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07:46
Opinion: Seven reasons I think Apple may become a...

I first speculated that Apple might one day become a bank almost a year before the launch of Apple Pay. What triggered that thought was the use of Touch ID for iTunes purchases and the depth of security involved in the secure enclave used by Apple’s fingerprint system. It was clear even then that Apple had big ambitions in the mobile payment field.

Now that Apple Pay has launched, and already proven a big success, I think the argument for Apple to make the move are even stronger. So here are seven reasons I think Apple may become a bank within the next five years … ...

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07:28
QuickShot is a handy utility for screenshots

QuickShot from thnkdev is one of those utilities you don't realize how much you've needed it until you try it. It's a minimal menu bar item that offers access to all of the screenshots you've taken. For the work I do, it's tremendously useful. 

When you launch QuickShot for the first time, it asks where you store your screenshots. I chose the Desktop, as that's where I've been having them land for all these years. A bit on that decision before we go further.

It's kind of a hassle. Yes, they're right there, but they often get lost in the sea of icons I create during the day. I often takes several seconds to find the one I'm after. Do this several times per day, and it slows things down. This is where QuickShot is a big help. 

To use QuickShot, just click the menu bar item and presto! You've got a tidy window of all of the screenshots in your designated location. You can drag any screenshot from the window to where ever...

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07:18
Apple caves to Taylor Swift, will pay artists when...

Apple has decided to pay musicians right from the launch of its new music streaming service, a move that will cost the company some money because it won't be charging customers during a free trial period that will last three months.

Apple hadn't planned to make any payments until after the free trial period ended, but it changed course upon hearing criticism from singer-songwriter Taylor Swift.

"When I woke up this morning and saw what Taylor had written, it really solidified that we needed to make a change. And so that's why we decide[d] we will now pay artists during the trial period," Apple Senior VP Eddy Cue told The Hollywood Reporter last night. "A lot of artists" expressed the same concern, he said.

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07:03
News: Cook: Chinese tastes influence Apple’s designs

Apple CEO Tim Cook said Apple’s product designs are influenced by China’s consumer tastes, Bloomberg reports. As many have already suggested, the decision to release a gold iPhone last year was a reflection of that color’s popularity among Chinese users, Cook told the Chinese edition of Bloomberg Businessweek. Greater China has become Apple’s second-largest market after the U.S. Without releasing exact sales figures, Cook also…

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06:51
Rumor: Apple developing iPhone display with...

Rumors have persisted for years claiming that Apple may eventually eliminate the home button on its iPhone, and a new report suggests the company is looking into developing a new solution for moving its Touch ID fingerprint sensor to the display itself.

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06:42
Eddy Cue talks about Apple’s change of heart

Lots of action yesterday. Taylor Swift writes a bit of a nastygram to Apple, Apple responds in the best possible way. Your move Taylor.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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06:41
Report: Apple already working on putting a virtual...


Concept image: Martin Hajek for Computer Bild

The idea of replacing the iPhone’s physical Home button with a pure touch one embedded in the display has been around for quite a while now, but a report from the variably reliable DigiTimes claims that Apple is already working on the technology.

Apple is internally developing touch and display driver integration (TDDI) single-chip solutions for its iPhones, according to sources in Taiwan’s IC design industry.

The TDDI single-chip solutions will also come with integrated fingerprint sensors, said the sources. The integrated design would fit into future iPhone designs – models with ultra-thin and ultra-narrow displays, and with a...

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06:37
News: Apple caves to Taylor Swift, agrees to pay...

#AppleMusic will pay artist for streaming, even during customer’s free trial period— Eddy Cue (@cue) June 22, 2015 Just one day after Taylor Swift announced she would hold back her “1989” album from Apple Music during the three-month free trial period, the company has agreed to pay royalties to rights owners during the free period. In a series of tweets, SVP of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue publicly reversed Apple’s…

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06:32
Tim Cook says Apple now factors Chinese tastes when...

Apple now heavily factors in the tastes of Chinese consumers when designing its products, including tailoring colors, CEO Tim Cook revealed in a new interview.

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06:16
iPhone-based eye-exam kit raises $6.1M to bring eye...

The equipment needed to carry out a proper eye examination typically costs $20-40k; the Smart Vision Labs SVOne aims to reduce that cost to just $4k by using an iPhone as part of the kit. The iPhone takes a series of photos of the eye, while an app performs the analysis and generates a prescription.

We were given a demo of the kit last year (video below), but the company needed funding to make it possible. Smart Vision announced today that it’s raised $6.1M in institutional funding led by Techstars Ventures. The funding allows it to scale its production and expand the team, helping it reach an estimated billion people around the world who don’t currently have access to eye examinations … ...

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06:07
News: Daily Deal: iPhone 5 & 1-Yr FreedomPop...

Today in iLounge Deals we’re offering up an iPhone 5 with a one-year Unlimited Talk-and-Text plan from FreedomPop for only $299.99 – over 70% off the full price. This bundle includes a certified pre-owned iPhoned 5 with a contract-free FreedomPop plan that provides unlimited talk and text and 500MB per month of LTE data, good for one year. After your year is up you can keep the plan for only $19.46/month, or downgrade to FreedomPop’s…

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05:53
Apple To Pay Musicians For Free Streams, After All

vivaoporto writes: As reported on Re/code, Apple media boss Eddy Cue appears to have capitulated and Apple Music will be paying music owners for streaming even during customers's free trial period. He says Taylor Swift's letter, coupled with complaints from indie labels and artists, did indeed prompt the change.

Cue says Apple will pay rights holders for the entire three months of the trial period. He explains that it can't be at the same rate that Apple is paying them after free users become subscribers, since Apple is paying out a percentage of revenues once subscribers start paying. Instead, he says, Apple will pay rights holders on a per-stream basis. No word from Swift or her camp about whether Apple's move is enough to get her to put "1989," her newest album, on Apple Music. On Twitter, she says, "I am elated and relieved. Thank you for your words of support today. They listened to us."

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04:28
Tim Cook: Apple Watch attracting more developer...

In an interview with the Chinese language edition of Bloomberg Businessweek, Tim Cook noted that developers are showing more interest in the Apple Watch than they had in the iPhone and iPad at a similar early stage.

Developers are working on more than 3,500 apps for the gadgets, he said. That’s well ahead of the 500 apps available for the 2008 edition of the iPhone and the 1,000 for the first iPad in 2010, he added.

Cook also confirmed what most had assumed: the gold color introduced for the iPhone, iPad and now MacBook (and...

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03:49
Mini review: Home Radio, the Mac app that could plug...

While we’re all expecting good things from the radio side of Apple Music, it’s going to be a curated experience, meaning we’ll get the radio stations Apple chooses to offer. If it doesn’t cover all of our favorite stations, we’re going to need another radio app to plug the gap.

For listening on the move, the free SwipeRadio iOS app is a delightfully minimalist way to do it. Developer Dataphase has now taken the same approach on the Mac, with Home Radio. The philosophy is the same: no bells, no whistles, just the radio stations you want to listen to in an extremely lightweight app.

I’ve been trying it out, and if you want to do the same, developer Noam Gordon is kindly making it free for...

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03:45
"To Apple, Love Taylor": Swift not happy...

IMAGE OF TAYLOR SWIFT VIA FEELGRAFIX.COM

Recording artist Taylor Swift is NOT happy with Apple's refusal to pay musicians their percentage during the upcoming three-month free trial of Music. In an open letter to Apple on her Tumblr blog, Swift said "It's not about me," stating that she can afford to support her band, crew and management team through live shows. Her concern is with "the young songwriter who just got his or her first cut and thought that the royalties from that would get them out of debt." As she notes, that's a quarter of a year during which artists won't be getting paid.

In her letter to Apple, Swift made a compelling argument to Apple to overturn the policy, saying:

“Three months is a long time to go unpaid, and it is unfair to ask anyone to work for nothing. I say this with love, reverence, and admiration for everything else Apple has done...

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03:00
AWT welcomes OmniGroup as this week's sponsor

Omni Group is a very respected name in the Apple software world, creating such classic OS X and iOS productivity titles as OmniFocus, OmniGraffle, OmniOutliner, and OmniPlan.

After getting a start as a consulting firm in the 1990s with a focus on the NeXT platform, Omni Group quickly adapted to Mac OS X and later to iOS. The company’s dedication to finely crafted software has resulted in a host of prestigious awards over the years, including three Macworld Editors’ Choice Awards, a Macworld Expo Best of Show, and five Apple Design Awards.

Our focus this week is on OmniGraffle. Whether you’re creating an electrical system design, expanding the family tree, drawing website wireframes or mapping out software classes, OmniGraffle...

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02:16
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Sunday June 21

22:06
Apple will now pay rights holders during Apple Music...

Following widespread outcry over its policy of not compensating rights holders for streams during Apple Music's three-month free trial, Apple software and services chief Eddy Cue said late Sunday that the company has reversed course and will indeed pay royalties while users evaluate the service.

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21:13
∞ Apple’s Eddy Cue says artists will be paid even...

After a lot of bad press and a letter from Taylor Swift bringing attention to the cause, Apple Senior Vice President, Eddy Cue said on Twitter that artists will be paid for streaming music, even during the three-month Apple Music trial. [...]

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20:52
Apple changes tune following Taylor Swift criticism...

Following Taylor Swift’s public criticism of Apple’s decision not to pay artists and labels for plays during Apple Music’s three-month free trial period, Eddy Cue took to Twitter to announce a policy change. The executive assured Swift that music producers will now be paid for every play on the Apple Music service, including those that are part of a user’s free trial.

#AppleMusic will pay artist for streaming, even during customer’s free trial period


Eddy Cue (@cue) June 22, 2015...

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18:06
∞ Why don’t the top executives at Apple give up...

Apple is going to offer users a three-month trial for its new Apple Music streaming service. That’s good. However, Apple will not pay the artists for any music streamed during that time. That’s not just bad, it’s downright wrong. [...]

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16:04
11 Stupid Backup Strategies

How confident are you in your backup strategy? Confident enough to be certain that your data would be 100 percent recoverable even if a meteorite hit your house? If you find yourself making any of 11 common mistakes when it comes to backing up your Mac, Joe Kissell would like to offer you some advice (and a book).

 

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14:40
Taylor Swift praises Apple, but calls 90 day free...

Apple Music's planned three-month free trial, during which users can try the new music streaming service without paying -- and under which artists wouldn't earn any royalties for those streams -- has found a new critic: pop star Taylor Swift.

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13:58
The Logic Pros: 6 powerful new features you may have...

The Logic Pros is a new regular series exploring all of the most interesting gadgets and software for making music on your Mac/iOS devices. If there is any gear you would like us to take a closer hands-on look at, let us know in the comments section below or shoot us an email.

In this week’s edition of The Logic Pros, we will be diving into some of the most tucked away and over-looked features packed inside the release of Logic Pro X 10.1. We saw a number of interesting new features get added including AirDrop/Air Mail, a host of new Drummers, and Retro Synth got a seriously powerful overhaul (something we will be looking at in the future). But there were also a few features that didn’t get much attention, whether it be Logic’s brand new MIDI performance creation tool, its simple embedded automation, smarter quantization,...

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13:35
Taylor Swift takes issue with Apple Music free trial...

Apple’s plan to offer Apple Music to customers for free for the first three months—and not pay musicians royalties during that time—has not gone over so well with some in the music industry. That includes one Taylor Swift.

In a post she published to her Tumblr, Swift explains that she decided to withhold her album 1989 from the streaming service at launch to protest Apple Music’s no-royalties trial period. 

She writes:

“I’m sure you are aware that Apple Music will be offering a free 3 month trial to anyone who signs up for the service. I’m not sure you know that Apple Music will not be paying writers, producers, or artists for those three months. I find it to be shocking, disappointing, and completely unlike this historically progressive and generous company.”

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09:30
Taylor Swift blasts Apple for not paying artists...

Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift criticized Apple today for launching its music streaming service with a three-month free trial period in which musicians will not be paid for their work.

"We don’t ask you for free iPhones. Please don’t ask us to provide you with our music for no compensation," Swift wrote in a blog post titled, "To Apple, love Taylor."

To Apple, Love Taylor http://t.co/GN9jiRkqlj

— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) June 21, 2015

Swift, 25, is one of the most popular and financially successful musicians in the world. She is hoping that her influence will help new musicians who are struggling to make money.

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08:24
Taylor Swift: Apple's Disdain For Royalties Is...

Mark Wilson writes to note that Apple Music, yet unlaunched, already faces resistance on several fronts. From the BetaNews article:

It's not just smaller, independent labels that are complaining about Apple's refusal to pay artists any royalties during the initial three month free trial period. Taylor Swift has added her voice to the growing number of complainants, writing an open letter to Apple in which she says she will withhold her new album "1989" from the service. In the letter, entitled "To Apple, Love Taylor," the singer says that the company's decision not to make royalty payments is "shocking, disappointing, and completely unlike this historically progressive and generous company." Swift is an artist who could afford to shoulder the cost of three months of not being paid by Apple, but she has chosen to make a stand and stick up for those who are less fortunate.

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07:00
Inhabitat's Week in Green: garden wheels and 3D...

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

Electric car lovers are waiting with bated breath for the release of Tesla's forthcoming Model 3, but som...

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05:56
To Apple, love Taylor

Taylor Swift writes a letter to Apple directly addressing the issue of artists’ pay during an Apple Music trial period.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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05:08
Taylor Swift says ‘1989’ is not on Apple Music...

Earlier this week, it was confirmed that Taylor Swift’s latest album ‘1989’ will not be available on Apple Music, Apple’s streaming music service launching on June 30th with iOS 8.4. She has written a blog post on Tumblr explaining her position.

We don’t ask you for free iPhones. Please don’t ask us to provide you with our music for no compensation.

Swift explains that she respects Apple for their innovation but says the terms associated with the Apple Music free trial are ‘unlike this historically progressive and generous company’. Swift says that under the 3 month free trial period, artists and rights holders are not paid at all for the duration and notes Apple has plenty of money to reimburse the artists for...

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05:00
∞ Happy Father’s Day

Hope you all have a fantastic Father’s Day. Some corny jokes to share.

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05:00
Speak or read Polish? Get MyApple Magazyn!

The English-speaking world tends to forget that there are a lot of different languages around the planet. You don't need to speak English to be a rabid fan of Apple, and no website we know is quite as enthusiastic and knowledgeable as the Polish language site MyApple.pl. Many of us from the old TUAW crew first met the bloggers at MyApple at past Macworld Expos, and we got to know editor-in-chief Krystian Kozerawski (@mackozer) and the rest of the crew very well. MyApple is expanding big time, and one of its first new directions is MyApple Magazyn, a beautiful PDF-format electronic magazine with an initial audience of about 200,000 readers.

I was honored to be asked by Krystian to write an article for the introductory issue of MyApple Magazyn summarizing the WWDC keynote. The MyApple team is also expanding into another language with the...

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03:42
Review: LifeProof Fre Power turns iPhone into a long...

LifeProof's Fre Power case promises to make an iPhone 6 virtually indestructible, both literally and in terms of battery life -- and in that it mostly succeeds, even if there are sometimes tradeoffs to cope with.

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02:10
Next Apple Watch extremely unlikely to get FaceTime...

A recent rumor claims Apple's next revision of Watch hardware will include FaceTime video calling, and despite offering no actual evidence to back this up, the story has spread wildly. The idea doesn't make much sense though, here's why.

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Saturday June 20

10:00
Gadget Ogling: Wrist-Saving Keyboards, Resource-...


Here to save all our wrists -- or at least those of people with a spare $299 to spend on a computer accessory -- is a lovely, wood-finished keyboard called "Keyboardio Model 01." Taking its cue from a long history of ergonomic keyboards, the device splits an atypical keyboard in two, dedicating half the keys to each of your hands, and it's set in a gorgeous maple wood construction. The LEDs lighting up the keys are customizable and programmable, which I suppose is great if you'd like to host a mini rave while working in the middle of the night.

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09:01
Pebble Time review: A modern day smartwatch, that’s...

Pebble Time is an interesting smartwatch. This is a bit different from anything else out there in the sense that it’s super low-tech. There’s absolutely nothing flashy about it. As far as smartwatches go, this is as barebones as it gets, but is that bad thing?

I’ve been wearing Pebble Time for about a week now and being an owner of the last generation, this was extremely easy to get used to. Pebble Time’s design is thinner, lighter, and more comfortable to use than its predecessor. It definitely feels like a second generation product, but still feels a bit behind in certain areas when compared to Apple Watch or Android Wear. The materials being used are mostly plastic, but there is a nice metal bezel around the outside (of the inner bezel) and Gorilla...

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09:00
Toys: iPhone 5 refurb + 1 Year Unlimited Talk/Text,...

9to5Toys Specials now has the iPhone 5 (recertified) with one year of Unlimited Talk-and-Text from FreedomPop for $299.99 with free shipping. The deal combines a great phone with generous network service.

With most tier 1 mobile services charging $100/month or more, this is clearly a no brainer as a second iPhone, an iPhone for the parents/grandparents or kids. Or perhaps you need a “burner iPhone for nefarious purposes. No judgement here. Or maybe you are a developer that needs another phone to try out your apps on? Whatever the reason, it...

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07:00
Caturday: Floyd the gamer cat

Floyd the cat playing Team Fortress. Photo courtesy of Niall Gillespie.

After years of Caturdays, I've finally seen something I thought I'd never see -- a cat who is into gaming. This is Floyd, the sister of Pink and a three-year-old Maine Coon Cat. His human companion Niall Gillespie says of the picture above that "It would appear that my wife has trained him to kill me every time I play Team Fortress 2 on the Mac- he takes great delight in sitting on the keyboard as I frantically scrabble to see around him."

Floyd isn't quite as vicious when Niall is playing World of Warcraft:

Floyd checking out WoW. Photo courtesy of Niall Gillespie

Kinda makes you wonder if Floyd is thinking "Me-WoW!", doesn't it? 

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ICYMI: Ramen by drone, creepy robot gloves and the...

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06:00
The Week in iOS Apps: Facebook Moments lets you...

Facebook Moments debuts

This week's roundup includes several photo-sharing apps, including a new one from an old name: Facebook Moments. Plus: Games, productivity, and more.

Cameo

Cameo has come a long way from its first days as a “fill-in-the-blank” video app that let users dump video clips into a template that did the hard editing work for you. Under new owner Vimeo, it’s instead become a simpler, more straightforward video editor. Plenty of filters and music options to to create just the video atmosphere you’re looking for.

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05:00
A Visit to Pandoland, Where Silicon Valley Meets...

At the tech conference Pandoland, Silicon Valley meets Music City. Tennessee native Josh Centers visited to get a behind-the-scenes look at the tech industry.

 

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04:21
Newt Gingrich reviews the Apple Watch

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich is now a tech reviewer for Mashable. Read the review here and watch the video below.

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04:10
Apple pulls iPad mini, all iPads/iPhones now retina...

This ought to help Apple’s supply chain management.

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02:40
Default Folder X 4.7.2

Fixes a file dialog bug that affected Photoshop and Illustrator on Yosemite. ($34.95 new, free update, 11.0 MB)

 

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Friday June 19

21:56
This week on AppleInsider: iPad Pro features, Apple...

With the end of WWDC the news cycle subsided a little, but was still active with news about Apple's 12.9-inch iPad, behind-the-scenes deals for Apple Music, and the Apple Watch making a long-awaited debut at brick-and-mortar stores.

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16:45
Amplified: I’ll Eat My Own Hand

Jim and Dan talk about how the Apple Watch has changed Jim’s life for the better.

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16:23
Apple addresses XARA vulnerabilities, says fixes on...

Apple on Friday commented on the discovery of so-called cross-app resource access (XARA) exploits, saying it rolled out a server-side security update earlier this week and is currently working with researchers on additional fixes.

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15:37
DxO One Bridges iPhone-DSLR Camera Divide


DxO, known for its top-notch digital imaging software, on Thursday announced a new compact camera designed to allow iPhones and iPads to capture higher-quality digital images. The DxO One is the first digital camera that plugs into the Lightning connector found on Apple devices and that uses their Retina display as a viewfinder. The iPhone is "great for capturing life's everyday moments," said DxO SVP Kirk Paulsen, and the DxO One will not replace digital DSLRs. It's something "in between the two."

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15:07
Apple spotlights accessibility, featuring iOS apps...

Apple is featuring popular iOS App Store titles making use of the company's VoiceOver screen reader technology, in celebration of its receipt of the Helen Keller Achievement Award from the American Foundation for the Blind for its efforts in making products accessible to everyone.

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14:48
Two weeks with iOS 9 and El Capitan: Which new...

It’s been two full work weeks since Apple released the first betas of iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan, and I’ve been using the software since day one. With a ton of new features from a revamped Notes app to a completely new Search system and new multitasking tools, both operating systems promise to make your life much, much easier.

But how much of an impact on your daily life can these new features have? I’ve compiled some thoughts after using them to help you get an idea.

Before we jump into anything, I want to point out that the purpose of this article isn’t to focus on the bugs or problems that (obviously) plague beta software, but rather to examine the usefulness of the features added in the most recent updates. For that reason, there won’t be much discussion of stability or other potential issues unless they directly relate to how the features work, and the impact they’ve had on my day-to-day usage.

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14:28
DuckDuckGo Sees Massive Growth In Post-Snowden World

DuckDuckGo, the privacy-oriented search engine, has been around for over six years. But when Edward Snowden revealed the extent of NSA surveillance in 2013, DuckDuckGo started a period of strong growth that hasn't slowed yet. The search engine has seen a 600% increase in traffic over the past two years, and they're now serving 3 billion searches a year. This shouldn't be a surprise — last month, a Pew survey found that 40% of American adults didn't want their search engine to retain information about them. But members of the general public are notoriously slow to change their privacy-related behavior. DuckDuckGo's growing popularity has led them to double their employee count since early 2014, now totaling 28 people. Their success is beginning to fuel speculation about an acquisition, with Apple a top contender to buy DuckDuckGo.


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14:02
IMAX’s absurd attempt to censor Ars Technica

Ars Technica:

IMAX’s letter is part of a disturbing trend in which some companies believe that owning a trademark actually allows them to control any speech about their product. Too many examples abound already of trademark owners that believe they’re entitled to control how movies and TV shows portray their brand.

IMAX has taken that to the next level here, believing it is entitled to literally silence someone speaking to a journalist because the name of a corporation happened to slip out of his mouth.

Good to see both Ars Technica pushing back against this kind of corporate bullying and IMAX’s apology after they realize how badly they screwed up.

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14:01
More Problems with iCloud Photo Library Uploads

If you use or are considering using iCloud Photo Library, be careful, since the initial download to an iPhone could cause cellular data overage charges, and repairing your Photos library could result in another bandwidth-hogging upload.

 

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14:00
Today in the App Store, featuring Warhammer 40,000:...

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 discount on Yoga Studio; the new Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon game; and an update to WatchList - The Grocery Shopping List on your Apple Watch. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can.

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The Fourth Dimension [$2.99 → Free] The Fourth Dimension is a 30-page interactive book that explains a single mathematical idea in language that anyone can understand.

ClearWeather - Color Forecast [$1.99 → Free] Cool weather station on the big screen. ClearWeather is the only app that shows you temperature by color so you don’t even need to read the...

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13:17
ChronoSync 4.6.2 and ChronoAgent 1.5.3

Brings a variety of improvements to the synchronization and backup apps. ($40 new for ChronoSync, $10 new for ChronoAgent new, free update, 28.4 MB, 10.3 MB)

 

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13:05
The Problems Apple Music Needs To Fix Before Launch

journovampire writes: In less than two weeks, Apple Music arrives for consumers, but it still has some serious problems. Many in the industry are predicting the biggest digital music launch in history, but Apple hasn't even achieved its primary stated goal of de-fragmenting the music market. To illustrate, the article points out that Apple Music catalog is currently missing the current most popular artist (Adele), the most popular artist of the past decade (Taylor Swift), and the most popular artist of all time (The Beatles). The company is also promising a three-month free trial period. Great for customers, but not great for musicians, who won't see a dime from that trial, regardless of how much their music is being played. Apple has likely made you-scratch-my-back deals with the major publishers, but indies have no bargaining power. They've been hesitant to jump on board, and that only decreases the selection. Add to that the complications by DRM, Apple Connect, and the new...

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12:21
What to play this weekend: Transistor

Transistor from Supergiant Games is a full-fledged RPG for iPhone and iPad. You play as Red, a famous singer whose voice was stolen after being savagely attacked. Now, you and your sentient sword must battle the Process, a robotic army hell bent on overtaking the city. Is a futuristic dystopian future with enough going on to engage RPG veterans. Here's my look at Transistor.

Looks

This game is beautiful. The developers at Supergiant have created an immersive world that sounds as good as it looks. Plug in a pair of headphones for this one.

You play from a third person, top-down perspective, which I enjoy. The world itself is dimly lit and gritty. It's futuristic and the design of the characters, weapons and baddies makes a well-themed world. It's not often that I say "Wow" when seeing a game for the first time...

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12:00
Review: SchuttenWorks’ Wave uses magnets and wood in...

Wood has historically been a tricky material for Apple accessories: it can be challenging to precision-fit to Apple devices, and isn’t always a good visual match for metal and glass. But wood accessories are beginning to enjoy a renaissance thanks to the Apple Watch. Since nightstands are almost invariably made from wood, and Apple Watches need to be left on nightstands for overnight charging, matching wooden Apple Watch stands can blend in to an extent that plastic or metal stands cannot.

Oregon-based SchuttenWorks’ new Wave Apple Watch Charging Stand ($75) arrives on the heels of well-regarded wood stands from Pad & Quill and DodoCase, and is actually a little less expensive — there are cheaper wood options, but they don’t look great and are...

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12:00
The Week in iPad Cases: Looking for practical and...

Looking for practical and functional? STM’s shoulder bag may be your answer

This week’s roundup of new iPad cases includes many fashionable leather options, a few keyboard solutions for everyday life, and more traditional, but convenient, alternatives.

Body Glove

Manufactured with stain-resistant material, the Racer Sport Folio (iPad Air; $40) features a built-in strap designed to make one-handed use easy.

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11:51
Hyperloop Dreams May Become Concrete


SpaceX this week announced plans to construct a mile-long Hyperloop test track next to its headquarters in Hawthorne, California, scheduled for completion by June 2016.
The company concurrently announced an open competition for university students and independent engineering teams to design and build the best Hyperloop pod. Entrants will be able to test their pods on the track. "These tests will provide proof points at a reasonable cost, and will help build support for the project," said Jim McGregor, principal analyst at Tirias Research.

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11:44
Apple Replacing 3 TB Hard Drives in Some 27-inch...

Apple is replacing 3 TB hard drives in 27-inch iMacs sold between December 2012 and September 2013.

 

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11:30
Daily Deals for June 19, 2015, featuring Billings Pro

It’s time to save some of your hard-earned money with our Daily Deals, featuring highlighted 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.

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11:27
Apple announces replacement program for 3TB hard...

Apple has just announced a replacement program for 3TB hard drives in 27-inch iMacs purchased between December of 2012 and September of 2013—approximately the lifespan of the 2012 iMac, though some of the first 2013 iMacs sold could potentially be affected as well. Apple says the drives "may fail under certain conditions."

Apple offers 3TB hard drives in its larger iMacs as an upgrade option, either as a standalone drive or as part of a Fusion Drive setup. Either way, enter your Mac's serial number on the replacement program page to check and see if you're eligible for a replacement. You'll want to back your data up before replacing the...

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11:19
Apple will replace some faulty 3TB iMac hard drives...

Apple on Friday announced that some iMac owners whose machines are equipped with a 3-terabyte hard drive may be eligible to have their drive replaced free of charge, as those drives "may fail under certain conditions."

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10:38
∞ This Father’s Day, “Tell Them Now”

As someone with an extremely complicated relationship with his three dads, this video had me in tears thinking about all the things I wish I could have said to them and all the things I wish I could have heard them say.

Don’t wait until it’s too late.

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10:34
Twitter is testing an easier way to find and buy...

Twitter has long been a platform for sharing cool finds, and now Twitter is hoping to make it easier to discover this stuff and buy it with a click of a button.

On Friday Twitter announced it was testing a new feature to help brands showcase their products in dedicated pages that includes relevant tweets, photos, videos, pricing info, and the option to buy a product, book a trip, or visit a website related to that product. Twitter product manager Amaryllis Fox wrote on the company blog that this new feature will launch with a small number of products. 

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10:33
HelloTalk: Learn a new language on your iPhone

My thanks to HelloTalk for sponsoring The Loop this week. Finally, learning and practicing a new language is easier and more intuitive than ever before. Introducing HelloTalk, the language app where your teachers are native language speakers from around the world. You just pick the language you want to learn—there are over 100 from which to select—and almost instantaneously you’ll be in touch with native speakers of that language … and you’ll start learning and practicing immediately.

HelloTalk isn’t a course you strictly follow; rather, you learn and practice at your pace and in the manner that best meets the way you learn. Practice foreign languages with people around the world. Simultaneously speak and type the language you’re learning. Record your voice before speaking to your HelloTalk friends and compare your recording to standard pronunciations. Change your friends’ audio messages to text for better understanding, and receive help to improve your grammar. Easily...

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10:23
Apple announces replacement program for 3TB hard...

Apple today announced a replacement program for the 3TB hard drive included in some 27-inch iMac models due to a concern that some of the components “may fail under certain conditions.” Apple doesn’t mention a specific product number, but notes that affected machines would have been sold between December 2012 and September 2013, which would apply to Apple’s late 2012 iMac model.

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10:00
From the Editor's desk: Beats 1

"1,000 songs in your pocket" was 14 years ago.

On June 30, that library of music will expand to include "all the music you could ever want." While the original iPod thrilled us with 5 GB of portable, on-demand music, my iPhone lets me listen to virtually any song I want to hear, whenever I want to hear it. That luxury has fostered a feeling of complete control over the soundtrack to my day. Whatever mood or situation I'm in, the perfect backing tracks are a few taps away.

When Apple's global radio station, Beats 1, goes live, the company will ask customers to relinquish that control and let someone else determine what they listen to.

In part, at least. Apple Music is the streaming service that will replace Beats Music, and continue to offer the all-you-can-eat,...

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09:45
Apple unceremoniously removes original iPad mini...

As spotted by 9to5Mac, Apple today quietly removed the original iPad mini from its website and its online storefront. Released in 2012, the first-generation iPad mini was innovative when it debuted, sporting the same internal specifications as the iPad 2, its bigger 9.7-inch counterpart. The loss of the non-retina iPad mini is a transition point for Apple as all of its iOS devices and most of its Mac lineup now sport a high-resolution Retina display.

Our take on the news:
With the next generation iPads possibly arriving later this fall, it is time for Apple to phase out its oldest model iPad mini and clear inventory of the device. And with discounts on the iPad mini 2 dropping the price to below to $299, it's not surprising to see the iPad mini go.

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09:25
Last minute Father's Day gift ideas for the...

It's Father's Day weekend, and time is running short to get a gift. If you need some last-minute ideas, then look no further as we have compiled a handy list of physical and digital presents that you can purchase right away.

Visit your local Best Buy

Best Buy has one advantage over its online competition -- you can walk into a store and come out with an excellent Father's Day gift. It also has a Father's Day sale this week with discounts on popular items such as the iPad mini 3, the GoPro HERO4 Silver, Dr. Dre Powerbeats 2 Earbuds and...

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09:14
Apple denies threatening to pull artists off iTunes...

Despite allegations to the contrary, Apple is not threatening to remove artists from the iTunes Store if they refuse to sign up for Apple Music, a company spokesperson said.

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09:05
9to5Toys Last Call: iPad Air 2 $75 off, Monoprice’s...

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09:04
No, Apple won't ban artists from iTunes for...

A firestorm erupted on Twitter this week after Anton Newcombe, front man for psychedelic rock band The Brian Jonestown Massacre, accused Apple of threatening him with an iTunes ban if his band didn’t agree to the terms of Apple Music. Apple says it will do no such thing.

The biggest issue musicians have with Apple Music is the free three-month trial Apple is going to offer starting June 30. Apple won’t pay royalties to record labels for songs streamed during that period, which could have a significant impact on indie artists who rely on revenue from downloads. People who have free access to streaming music might not buy as many songs as they used to, and Apple won’t make up the difference with royalties.

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09:03
The original iPad mini is gone, but this non-Retina...

Apple’s original iPad mini is no longer an option if you’re looking to grab a new tablet on the cheap.

As pointed out by Ars Technica, Apple has removed the 7.9-inch iPad mini, which had been selling for $249, from the Apple Store. The least expensive option for a new Apple tablet is now the iPad mini 2, which starts at $299.

Granted, at more than two and a half years old, the original iPad mini is hardly worth recommending at this point anyway. Before its discontinuation, it was the only iPad without a Retina display, and its dual-core A5 chip originally appeared in 2011’s iPad 2. (Apple stopped selling the iPad 2 over a year ago.)

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08:24
Apple receives Helen Keller Achievement Award for...

Congratulations to Apple for receiving the Helen Keller Achievement Award for VoiceOver. The accessibility feature reads what's happening on a device's display out loud, enabling vision-impaired to use Apple's devices more easily and successfully. 

The American Federation for the Blind's vice president, Paul Schroeder, noted the achievement in a tweet published earlier this week:

"VoiceOver came out...and the world changed." --VP Paul Schroeder on #Apple and #accessibility #HKAA

Our take on the news...

VoiceOver is an achievement that benefits many Apple customers. When I read this story, I thought about the Apple Watch in general. With its myriad of input sensors, not to mention Taptic engine and Force Touch...

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08:16
FCC announces plan to block robocalls, spam text...

Maybe the FCC can help put an end to robocalls and spam text messages.

In recent days, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said that the agency is working on a new rule that would allow consumers to block robocalls and automated text messages if requested. The move clarifies the agency’s interpretation of a 1991 consumer protection law that banned telemarketers from making cold calls to consumers. Companies have skirted that ban by using automated dialing machines, prerecorded calls and text messages. The new rule makes it clear that texts are the same as phone calls, and that phone carriers may block robocalls to consumers if asked.

The rule also expands consumers’...

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07:49
Apple quietly pulls first-gen iPad mini from its...

The original iPad mini has disappeared into the night from the Apple online store.

Early Friday, Apple unceremoniously removed the first-generation iPad mini from its website, including product pages and the online store, leaving only the iPad mini 2 and 3, both of which feature high-resolution Retina displays.

The company offered no explanation as to why it was pulled and it’s presumed that this cleared out unsold inventory after sales of the tablet tapered off. The first-generation iPad mini is now largely outdated, sporting a 32-bit A5 processor and a non-Retina display.

The original iPad mini was released in October 2012, and has seen...

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07:42
Samsung's Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, designed to...

An image that purports to show a new, "Plus" version of Samsung's S6 Edge handset appeared on Twitter on Tuesday with an expanded footprint that suggests it may sport a display between 5.5 and 5.7 inches while keeping the industrial design largely unchanged.

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07:35
Apple, IBM collaborate on app for teachers

The Coppell Gazette reports that Apple and IBM have been working on a "Student Achievement App" aimed at educators. Representatives from both companies attended a meeting of the Coppell ISD Board of Trustees to discuss the solution, which will provide teachers with "actionable intelligence on a per-student basis." The app will reportedly run on Apple hardware exclusively. 

A pilot program is scheduled to roll out in 2016 and include US school districts, including Coppell, Texas. 

Our take on the news

I've been out of education for about 10 years, but from what I recall, a lot of this information was managed by disconnected spreadsheets. The teachers I worked with were smart folks who would have welcomed a solution that made their job more efficient, effective and successful. Good luck to Apple...

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07:27
New York school district converts 75% of its...

All students in grades 3 through 9 in the affluent Mineola, N.Y., school district have been equipped with Apple's iPad, in an aggressive and ambitious initiative that has converted some 75 percent of its students' instructional days to the touchscreen tablet.

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06:58
First-gen iPad mini vanishes from Apple's store...

Apple on Friday unceremoniously removed the first-generation iPad mini from its website, including product pages and the online store, leaving only the iPad mini 2 and 3, both of which feature high-resolution Retina displays.

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06:40
Apple stops selling original $249 iPad Mini, the...

Last year when Apple announced the iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3, it also announced that the original iPad Mini would continue to hang around at a new, discounted price of $249. Today, after eight months, Apple has quietly delisted its old, relatively cheap tablet from the online Apple Store.

One the inside, the two-and-a-half-year-old Mini was actually a lightly modified version of the four-and-change-year-old iPad 2, which Apple stopped selling in early 2014. The Mini was the last iOS device Apple sold with a non-Retina display—the rest of the lineup, from the iPad Air 2 and iPhone 6 to the iPod Touch, is all Retina at this point even, though the Mac lineup is still making the switch.

Even with the price drop, it was...

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Ever use a RAM disk? If you’ve come to the Mac in the OS X era, likely not. The Classic Mac OS had a RAM disk function built-in, but that was dropped in the conversion to OS X. What is a RAM disk?... Read more
13-inch 1.6GHz MacBook Air on sale for $849,...
Best Buy has the 2015 13″ 1.6GHz/128GB MacBook Air on sale for $849.99 on their online store this weekend. Choose free shipping or free local store pickup (if available). Sale price for online orders... Read more
Apple Refurbished iMacs available for up to $...
The Apple Store has Apple Certified Refurbished iMacs available for up to $380 off the cost of new models. Apple’s one-year warranty is standard, and shipping is free: - 27″ 3.5GHz 5K iMac – $1949 $... Read more
Apple refurbished 2014 13-inch Retina MacBook...
The Apple Store has Apple Certified Refurbished 2014 13″ Retina MacBook Pros available for up to $400 off original MSRP, starting at $979. An Apple one-year warranty is included with each model, and... Read more
Seagate Backup Plus Drives Feature 200GB of C...
Seagate Technology plc has announced that its Backup Plus family of external storage offerings will now include 200GB of OneDrive cloud storage, a major added value, and the addition of Lyve’s photo... Read more
Canon PIXMA MG3620 Wireless Inkjet All-in-One...
Canon U.S.A., Inc. has announced the PIXMA MG3620 Wireless (1) Inkjet All-in-One (AIO) printer for high-quality photo and document printing. Built with convenience in mind for the everyday home user... Read more
July 4th Holiday Weekend 13-inch MacBook Pro...
Save up to $150 on the purchase of a new 2015 13″ Retina MacBook Pro at the following resellers this weekend. Shipping is free with each model: 2.7GHz/128GB MSRP $1299 2.7GHz/... Read more
27-inch 3.5GHz 5K iMac on sale for $2149, sav...
Best Buy has the 27″ 3.5GHz 5K iMac on sale for $2149.99. Choose free shipping or free local store pickup (if available). Sale price for online orders only, in-store prices may vary. Their price is $... Read more
Apple now offering refurbished 2015 11-inch...
The Apple Store is now offering Apple Certified Refurbished 2015 11″ MacBook Airs as well as 13″ MacBook Airs (the latest models), available for up to $180 off the cost of new models. An Apple one-... Read more
15-inch 2.5GHz Retina MacBook Pro on sale for...
Amazon.com has the 15″ 2.5GHz Retina MacBook Pro on sale for $2274 including free shipping. Their price is $225 off MSRP, and it’s the lowest price available for this model. Read more

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*Apple* Music Producer - Apple (United State...
**Job Summary** Apple Music seeks a Producer to help shepherd some of the most important content and editorial initiatives within the music app, with a particular focus Read more
Editor, *Apple* News - Apple (United States...
**Job Summary** Editor, Apple News The Apple News team is looking for passionate, knowledgeable editors to help identify and deliver the best in breaking national, Read more
*Apple* Watch SW Application Project Manager...
**Job Summary** The Apple Watch software team is looking for an Application Engineering Project Manager to work on new projects for Apple . The successful candidate Read more
Engineering Project Manager - *Apple* Searc...
**Job Summary** Apple 's new Spotlight Suggestions service provides fast, relevant search results from the Inte et in Spotlight and Safari on iOS and OS X. We are looking Read more
Business Development Manager - *Apple* Pay...
**Job Summary** Apple Pay is seeking an experienced relationship manager to support the ongoing management of partners for the Apple Pay platform. This position will Read more
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