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Wednesday April 8

10:40
Apple releases OS X 10.10.3 Update

This may be the update you’ve been hankering for.

On Wednesday, Apple released its OS X 10.10.3 update. The update, which can be downloaded via the App Store, introduces Photos for OS X and adds the following fixes and changes:

- Adds over 300 new Emoji characters.

- Adds Spotlight suggestions to Look Up.

- Prevents Safari from saving website favicon URLs used in Private Browsing.

- Improves stability and security in Safari.

- Improves Wi-Fi performance and connectivity in various usage scenarios.

- Improves compatibility with captive Wi-Fi network environments.

- Fixes an issue that might cause Bluetooth devices to disconnect.

- Improves...

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10:23
Apple launches OS X 10.10.3, introduces new emojis...

Apple released the latest version of Yosemite on Wednesday, ushering in a wave of new features. OS X 10.10.3 includes the all-new Photos app—which we got a sneak peak of during the introduction of Yosemite during Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference in 2014—plus 300 new diversified emoji. The update also includes a new “look up” panel with Spotlight suggestions, and several other improvements. We got to see some of these features when OS X 10.10.3’s public beta dropped in February, but now the update is available for everyone to install.

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10:16
iOS 8.3 released with fixes for performance and just...

Just a month after adding Apple Watch support with iOS 8.2, Apple has released iOS 8.3 with a larger and much more wide-ranging list of fixes. The update is available as an over-the-air update or through iTunes for any device running iOS 8, including the iPhone 4S, 5, 5C, 5S, 6, and 6 Plus; all iPads except the first-generation model; and the fifth-generation iPod Touch.

The most noticeable fixes, especially for those with older iDevices, will be the performance improvements. Apple claims it has improved general app launch times and responsiveness, as well as specific performance improvements for Messages, Wi-Fi, Control Center, Safari tabs, third-party keyboards, keyboard shortcuts, and the Simplified Chinese keyboard.

The biggest feature update is the new emoji keyboard, also released today as part of OS X 10....

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10:07
News: Apple releases iOS 8.3, iCloud Photo Library...

Apple has publicly released iOS 8.3, noting more than 50 new fixes and improvements across areas such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, Messages, CarPlay, Family Sharing, Accessibility, Enterprise features, orientation and rotation features, and more. The update also boasts improved performance for launching apps, responsiveness of apps, Messages, Wi-Fi, Control Center, Safari tabs, third-party keyboards, and other features. Notably, with iOS 8.3, Apple has…

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10:06
Apple releases OS X 10.10.3 with new Photos app,...

Apple has just released the final version of OS X 10.10.3, the latest major update for OS X Yosemite. The update was first available to the public as a beta build back in early March, and it follows a little over three months after OS X 10.10.2. You can view the full release notes on Apple's site here.

The star of this update is the new Photos app, an OS X version of the photo viewing and editing app included with iOS. It primarily functions as a replacement for iPhoto, the basic photo app included with the iLife suite for years before becoming available for free for all new Macs. It also replaces Aperture, Apple's pro photo editing app—though it...

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08:43
First Apple Watch unboxing videos begin to surface

The very first Apple Watch unboxing videos have surfaced.

An unboxing video has surfaced from French web site Metronews, showing the unpacking of a rounded rectangular box nestled inside a square outer one. The rounded box contains the 42mm Watch held on its side, with a buyer’s chosen band type already attached.

The video is short, but confirms that photos of the packaging shared yesterday were legitimate, with a squat, square box housing the MagSafe charging cable in its bottommost compartment and the actual Watch in its own plastic-looking box separate from the rest of the packaging.

Here’s the video and let us know what you think in the comments:

The...

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08:37
The early word on Apple Watch: It's not a must-...

Apple is wading into uncertain territory with its smartwatch, which is an entirely new product category for the company and one that doesn’t seem immediately necessary for most people to buy. Though the same could be said of pretty much any tech gadget, the Apple Watch’s high price point—some models cost as much as an entry-level car—has many people asking: Why do I need one?

Well, you don’t, according to early reviews from the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, and other mainstream outlets. But that doesn’t mean you won’t want one. Apple opens up preorders for Apple Watch on Friday, so these advance looks at the watch from major publications are designed to show everyone why the Watch is worth buying. And for some, it might not be. But these early reviews indicate that the Apple Watch is a beautiful, useful device, even if it’s...

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08:37
News: After School app returns to App Store with new...

After being pulled from the App Store twice for objectionable content, the anonymous After School app is back with improved safety features, The Daily Dot reports. The app requires students to sign in with Facebook credentials to verify their location and school, then lets them post content anonymously to be viewed by others at their school. Bullies used that anonymity to torment other students, so After School’s parent company, One, spent three…

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08:14
The Tech Block publishes ever-growing Apple Watch...

If you’re looking for as many reviews as humanly possible about the Apple Watch before running out and snagging your own unit, you’re in luck.

The cool cats over at The Tech Block have begun compiling a full roundup of as many published reviews about the wearable as possible. The collection includes YouTube videos, summaries and links to the articles themselves and promises to keep growing as additional pieces are published to the Web.

At present, the roundup features reviews from The Verge, Bloomberg, CNET, the New York Times, Techpinions, Daring Fireball, the Wall Street Journal, Recode, Mashable and Yahoo Tech.

If you’re looking for someone’s...

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07:56
New York Times Apple Watch review hits, cites...

The New York Times has come out the door swinging with one of the very first Apple Watch reviews. The piece, penned by Farhad Manjoo, focuses on what works with the watch, what doesn’t and what needs improvement.

It also makes some fairly salient points in that it cites the author’s initial hesitancy about the device, the learning curve, who it’s designed around and what to expect from it.

Perhaps the most interesting point the piece makes is that it helped wean the author away from his smartphone to a degree. Manjoo points out that since the adoption of smartphones in our lives, we’re constantly...

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07:44
News: Interview details intricate Apple Watch face...

A new Wired interview with Apple human interface chief Alan Dye provides insight into the intricate design process behind some of the Apple Watch’s faces. Dye said that to capture a flower blooming for one Motion face, Apple designers took more than 24,000 photos over 285 hours instead of turning to CGI techniques. The team built a fish tank in its studio to capture jellyfish movements at 300 frames per second for another Motion face, and the…

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07:26
Google, Apple and Microsoft Squirm As Global Tax...

An anonymous reader writes: Google, Apple and Microsoft chiefs were hauled in front of an Australian Senate Committee on Wednesday and forced to answer questions about their tax dodging structures. "Under questioning from Greens Senator Christine Milne, [Google's Maile Carnegie] revealed none of the revenue derived from Google's lucrative advertising business is taxed in Australia, rather it is booked in Singapore where the corporate tax rate is set at 17 per cent, as opposed to Australia's 30 per cent. ... However in the strongest defense yet of the company's complex tax structure, Ms Carnegie attempted to highlight the hypocrisy of criticising global technology companies for using the same approach that Australian mining firms, like Rio Tinto, use when deriving profits from China. 'These are international tax arrangements and what Google is doing in Australia is very very similar to what Australian companies are doing outside of Australia. I am not sitting here today trying to...

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07:03
“Popcorn Time” iOS app doesn’t require jailbreak

Semi-legal video streaming app Popcorn Time is coming to iOS with a new version that can be installed without users needing to jailbreak their phones or tablets—but with all the legal risks and ethical problems of actually using it still in place.

Although Popcorn Time already existed for Apple users, it required them to circumvent their devices' protections and then install a third-party alternative to the App Store, both of which voided any warranties with the manufacturer. The 1.2 Beta iOS app avoids these steps entirely.

Despite not needing to jailbreak, you still won't find the app on the official iOS App Store listings—there's no way the Apple gatekeepers would ever allow it onto the platform unless it went completely legit, as anime streaming service Crunchyroll did years...

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06:45
News: Photos of Apple Watch packaging appear on...

Three photos showing the packaging for an Apple Watch and an individual watch band appeared on Instagram Tuesday. The photos from the Instagram account of Daily Mail employee Jeremy Gan (the account has been made private since the photos were posted) show what appears to a 42mm stainless steel Apple Watch with a Milanese Loop band on a stand inside its packaging. Other photos show the Apple Watch box and what appears to be the light brown Leather…

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06:44
The Apple Watch

Apple Watch is, in many ways, the Bizarro iPhone — in some ways parallel and similar, but in others, the inverse, the opposite.

Both were introduced as three things in one. Steve Jobs, introducing the iPhone back in 2007: “The first one is a widescreen iPod with touch controls. The second is a revolutionary mobile phone. And the third is a breakthrough Internet communications device.” Tim Cook, introducing the Apple Watch: “In addition to being a beautiful object, Apple Watch is the most advanced timepiece ever created, it’s a revolutionary new way to connect with others, and it’s a comprehensive health and fitness companion.”

An iPod, a phone, and an “Internet communicator”.

A watch, a “new way to connect with each other”, and a health and fitness companion.

The iPhone...

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06:25
Now that’s marketing!

Duncan Robson makes YouTube supercut videos and is taking to Patreon to seek funding to keep making them. What’s a supercut video? Watch.

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06:18
Fast Company’s profile of HBO and HBO CEO Richard...

Part industry analysis and part interview, this Fast Company profile is a well crafted and extremely entertaining read.

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06:18
News: Daily Deal: Innori 22400mAh Portable Battery...

Today in iLounge Deals we’re offering the Innori 22400mAh Portable Battery Pack for only $39.99 – 40% off the regular price. With three USB ports, this high-capacity battery pack will help you fuel up your iPhone and iPad several times over, and at the same time too. A handy LED light indicator flashes while charging your devices, and turns off when fully charged, and provides 20 meters of lighting distance for convenient night charging. Get…

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06:08
External Link: The Official Guide to Cleaning Your...

Apple has released a support article with instructions for cleaning all of your Apple products: iPhones, iPads, iPods, Macs, cases, displays, and even peripherals. Most of the advice is common sense, but it’s a good idea to check before you clean so you don’t accidentally damage your devices.

 

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06:00
Daily Deals for April 8, 2015, featuring TurnPlay...

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

Hardware and Accessory Deals

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05:57
∞ Ask Siri which Apple Watch to get

The iHeartApple2 blog asked Siri:

“Which Apple Watch should I get?”

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05:50
Samsung caught hiring fans to attend their S6 Edge...

WantChinaTimes:

South Korean smartphone giant Samsung paid people to pretend to be its fans at a press conference for its products’ release on Friday, reports Shanghai-based news outlet the Paper.

How is it possible Samsung did this and did not know they’d get caught?

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05:48
Apple Watch review roundup: the best smartwatch yet...

Apple has just lifted the embargo on the Apple Watch for reviewers, allowing the technology press the to give their verdict on the device ahead of Watch preorders on the 10th. The device will actually be available to the public on the 24th. The Apple Watch is a huge release for Apple, its first new product category under Tim Cook. The anticipation for Apple Watch has been simply immense. The pricing model alone is a huge step for the company, entering ‘high-end’ luxury for the first time with the Apple Watch Edition … and a price tag in the $10,000 range. These reviews are our first glance at whether Apple succeeded in making the next hit product.

Reviewers got a demo of the entire Apple Watch buying process, from the initial Apple Store try-on experience right through to handling the device for a few days. Reviewers got to choose their watch-band combination,...

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05:36
The evolution of Apple’s Map and Spotlight location...

Developer Rusty Mitchell is obsessed with Apple’s Map and Spotlight icons. Lots of interesting bits in this blog post.

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05:00
The Week in Mac Accessories: Woodcrafted wonders and...

Woodcrafted wonders

This week’s roundup includes Monoprice’s first batch of USB-C cables, plus a couple of new products from Grovemade, whose woodcrafted accessories for Mac add luxury and class to a product that already has plenty of both.

Aecraft

The $106 MacBook Sleeve is built for the 11-inch MacBook Air—made of natural Merino wool felt and full-grained vegetable-tanned leather in Belgium. It has no zipper, so no danger of scratches on your laptop; instead, magnets seal up your Apple computer nice and tight.

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05:00
Flexible Aluminum-Ion Battery Recharges in 60 Seconds


Stanford University researchers on Tuesday revealed they had stumbled onto a breakthrough that could lead to the adoption of fast-charging, long-lasting batteries in the near future. The turning point occurred when the researchers were trying out materials to serve as a cathode, and they began experimenting with graphite. Using one of the aluminum-ion prototypes, they were able to charge a battery comparable to one used in a smartphone, in roughly 1 minute.

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Tuesday April 7

20:34
Apple to open second store in Hangzhou, China on...

Apple on Tuesday announced the upcoming opening of a second store in Hangzhou, China, scheduled to start serving customers on April 24, the same day Apple Watch is slated to launch.

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17:31
Oopsie: Apple Watch packaging pics show up online

A series of photos have surfaced on social media today that provide a first look at what could be the retail packaging for the Apple Watch and individual bands. Instagram user Jeremy Gan posted the photos to his profile, which he has since switched to private, this afternoon. The photos appear to show a 42mm stainless steel Apple Watch with Milanese Loop propped on a stand within its official packaging, alongside a brown leather band in a separate box.

Gan works for the Daily Mail, so the pics could very well be genuine. Somehow I don’t think he was supposed to post these pics to social media.

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17:02
Photos of supposed Apple Watch, accessory strap...

Weeks ahead of Apple's official Apple Watch launch date, a number of photos hit the Web on Tuesday allegedly revealing the device's packaging, as well as a first look at accesosry wrist bands.

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17:00
The Backerjack Podcast, Episode 13: More USBs,...

In Episode 13 of the Backerjack Podcast, Steve and Ross check out four of the latest products seeking funds and preorders.

  • SnapPower, a replacement outlet cover that adds a USB port in seconds
  • Octodon, a wild smartphone keyboard that uses magnetic disks mounted to an unfolding smartphone extension
  • Codie, a little robot loaded with treads and loaded with sensors that's programmed with an iPhone

Many thanks to SnapPower for sponsoring this episode! Please support its ...

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16:37
Packaging for Apple Watch & bands shown off in...



The Apple Watch goes up for pre-order this coming Friday, but an Instagram user this evening has provided us with the first images of the device’s box. The images, which appear to have been posted from New York City, show the box for the 42mm stainless steel Apple Watch with the Milanese Loop band. The Apple Watch pictured appears to have been sourced to UK newspaper The Daily Mail.

A separate image...

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16:00
Accessible Apple: Using the "Additional Notes...

With the Apple Watch preview coming this Friday, Apple Stores will begin offering fitting appointments. According to 9to5Mac's Apple Watch Appointment FAQ, appointments can be booked through Apple.com or through the Apple Store app. I imagine that the process will be similar to that used to book Genius Bar appointments. An Apple sales representative I spoke to earlier today confirmed that an Apple ID will be required in order to book an appointment.

The fact that Apple has made the Apple Watch try-on available by appointment only brings up an opportunity to discuss an often overlooked feature of most appointment/pickup systems -- the "Additional Notes" field. This field can be a great place to add information that can help the group or individual you are interacting with to better...

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15:45
Monoprice undercuts Apple with $10 USB-C cables

Cables—every nerd has a shoebox full of them, but never the one that’s really, really needed. For that, we have Monoprice. The online retailer is our go-to source for cheap but sturdy cables of all kinds, even Apple-licensed MFI (Made for iPhone) cables.

And now it’ll be our go-to source for USB-C cables for the new MacBook as well. On Tuesday, Monoprice announced USB-C cables for the new MacBook and the new Chromebook Pixel...

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15:30
The Week in Mac Apps: Logoist 2, Affinity Designer,...

Logoist 2, Affinity Designer, Mocha Keyboard, and more

This week’s roundup of new Mac apps is jam packed with great design tools, music programs, and photo apps—plus a finance app thrown in for good measure.

Affinity Designer 1.2

Serif’s $50 Affinity Designer (Mac App Store Link) helps you create eye-catching vector graphics with an intuitive and highly functional interface.

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14:30
AWT News Update: April 7, 2015

In today's news:

  • Adobe announces Document Cloud, which can best be described as "Acrobat in the cloud" for editing and signing PDF files
  • Researchers at Stanford University have made a prototype aluminum-ion battery that has significant benefits over today's lithium-ion batteries
  • HBO NOW has gone live on Apple TV, iPad, and iPhone
  • Plan on ordering an Apple Watch or 12-inch MacBook online, as Apple Store employees want to avoid lines at the stores

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13:45
News: Photos of alleged iPad mini 4 rear shell appear

New photos and a video alleging to show the rear shell of the next-generation iPad mini have appeared on French blog nowhereelse.fr. The accompanying description notes that the shell includes two rows of ten holes for the speakers on either side of the Lightning port, differing from the number of holes on the current-generation iPad mini. Notably, the report also indicates that the lock switch has disappeared and the new shell appears more similar…

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13:43
Gadget Ogling: Dashing Buttons, a Plug-In PC and a...


Amazon Dash is a series of WiFi connected buttons you dot around your home for various products. Once you run out, hit the button, and Amazon will ship out more of what you need. Run out of things like trash bags, razors, detergent, diapers, paper towels, dog food or toilet paper, and Amazon can ship you more at the touch of a button. It's wonderfully simple and a shining example of how the Internet of Things can better and enrich our lives beyond letting us open a door with a smartphone tap or changing the color of light in a room with an app.

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13:30
60-Second Tips: Safari's Reading List

It happens all the time - you're surfing the web and you find the article that you just have to keep for posterity. You could always bookmark the page for future reference, but sometimes articles are deleted or -- even worse -- changed beyond recognition when the author decides to backslide on his or her original opinion. In today's 60-Second Tip, I'll show you just how easy it is to use Safari's Reading List feature to save complete web pages for offline reading or future reference.

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11:44
Where Apple products are born: a rare glimpse inside...

Re/code:

Foxconn is eager to present a different face, and agreed to give Re/code a tour of a sprawling manufacturing facility in Shenzhen in the south China province of Guangdong were it makes iPads and Macs. To be clear, we were not allowed unfettered access. A special assistant to CEO Terry Gou traveled from Shanghai to escort us on a tour that appeared to paint a picture of workers being treated well. We weren’t permitted to observe the factory floor — an unidentified customer wouldn’t allow that.

I think it’s fair to assume we all know who the “unidentified customer” was.

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11:41
Samsung expects Q1 profits to drop 30%

Despite continued losses, Samsung’s projected earnings are actually an improvement from the last two quarters, when sales fell 36 percent in the fourth quarter of 2014, and a whopping 60 percent in the quarter before that.

Here’s the way it’s gone for Samsung over the past few years: They shamelessly copied Apple and made a boatload of money; Apple sued the hell out them, so Samsung changed it’s designs thinking it had consumers locked up; They didn’t and profits began to fall dramatically when they released phones not copied from Apple; The new Galaxy S6 shamelessly copies Apple’s iPhone 6.

Samsung is hoping for two things: 1. Apple doesn’t sue the shit out of them again. 2. People are too stupid to recognize the points I listed above and will buy the piece of shit.

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11:30
Line 6′s Apple Watch app for guitar players

Guitarists are always looking for great tones. AMPLIFi is a Bluetooth speaker and guitar amp in one. Now, with AMPLIFi Remote for Apple Watch, you can pick your favorite guitar sound right from your wrist. And when it’s time to tune up, you’ll see which note you’re playing and whether it’s sharp, flat, or in tune.

I can’t wait to try this out.

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10:37
∞ HBO NOW is live

First announced during the Apple Watch event in March, HBO NOW is available to Apple customers today. You can sign-up using your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch or directly on Apple TV.

HBO is offering a 30-day trial to new HBO NOW customers who sign-up through Apple. You can learn more about the programming available by visiting Apple’s HBO NOW channel.

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10:29
Roku Offers Shiny New Streamers


Roku on Monday unveiled its new Roku 3 and an updated Roku 2. The Roku 3 brings voice search and private listening via a headphone jack on the remote control. The Roku 2 received a buff so that its speed falls in line with the company's latest flagship streamer. Roku's share of the streaming hardware market fell from about 48 percent in 2013 to about 27 percent last year, according to Parks Associates. While Roku's share of the market has shrunk over the last few years, the sector has grown immensely.

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10:13
HBO Now's contract-free, stand-alone streaming...

HBO fans have waited long enough for the chance to stream Game of Thrones on their Apple TVs without having to shell out hundreds of dollars for a monthly cable subscription. The time has come. HBO Now is live.

Unlike your cable contract, HBO Now on Apple TV is incredibly straightforward: $15 a month with no commitment for all the HBO content your heart desires. If you sign up before April 30, your first month is free. Game of Thrones starts Sunday. Perfect timing, right?

Apple recently dropped the price of Apple TV from $99 to $69, making it more competitive with other streaming set-top boxes. And HBO Now is exclusive to Apple devices for the next three months, after which HBO can start shopping to the service around to other non-pay TV platforms, which makes...

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10:04
HBO NOW service, app rolls out for Apple TV, iOS...

Amidst the slew of quiet content updates to the Apple TV, the HBO NOW channel is now one of them. The channel has also released its app for the iPhone and iPad, which can stream all of HBO’s past and present original content while the standalone streaming service costs $14.99 per month, with customers receiving the first month free if they sign up in April.

The HBO NOW app and service now divides its content into assorted categories such as a watch list, series and movies. The app also includes a search engine and settings menu and the Apple TV channel itself should surface today alongside the app.

For customers using the HBO NOW app, content can be streamed to an iPhone or...

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09:55
HBO Now launches on Apple TV and Cablevision’s...

After years of speculation and months of planning, HBO Now is finally live. The subscription service is offering a 30-day free trial, and after that it costs $14.99 per month—no cable subscription required. For now, HBO Now is only available on Apple's second- and third-generation Apple TV hardware, as well as over Cablevision's Optimum Internet service, which serves the New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut areas.

The launch was expected to happen before the...

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09:23
News: ‘Star Wars’ movies available on iTunes April 10

Add the release of the “Star Wars” movie series on iTunes to the list of big things happening for Apple on April 10. A TV ad from Disney and tweets from iTunes confirm SD and HD versions of all six “Star Wars” movies with hours of new bonus extras are available for pre-order in iTunes at $20 each. Reactions on Twitter were mixed, with many complaining that there’s no bundle discount for buying all 6 movies when fans have…

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09:09
Apple developers getting hands-on Watch time

Maximize your personal productivity by working with limited time under intense supervision deep inside a secret location. 

Apple has been given hands-on Watch time to select app developers, at the rate of about 20 per day. The Financial Times reports that the developers work under surveillance and are required to cover their phone cameras while in the facility.  

Our take on the news:

Developing for the Watch must provide unique challenges to developers, and allowing some hands-on time gives select developers a chance to get top-notch apps ready for day one. Also, Apple's security prevents images of the testing lab itself from leaking, and prevents competitors from getting any information other than what Apple has already shared between now and launch day. 

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09:08
Apple Watch reservations to be limited to one unit...

It’s one Apple Watch reservation at a time for in-store pickup, ladies and gentlemen.

Sources have confirmed that customers will be limited to one Apple Watch each through Apple’s Reserve and Pickup service. Customers in the United States and other launch countries will have to present a valid government-issued photo ID upon pickup. Apple has also stated that surrogate pickups won’t be permitted and only the person whose name is on the reservation will be allowed to pick up the Apple Watch.

Per Apple:

Inventory is subject to change. Your reservation is valid for pickup only at the Apple Retail Store that you selected. If you do not...

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08:54
Apple wants you to buy an Apple Watch online after...

More than six months after Apple Watch made its public debut, the device will finally be available to preorder this Friday. Six months of rumors, news, and breathless anticipation is a lot of hype for a new gadget, so plan accordingly if you expect to buy or try one on in-store.

Try before you buy

We’ve come to expect throngs of eager Apple fans to line up in advance of a new product, but it’s easier than ever to just buy what you want online and avoid the hassle. According to an employee memo from Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts obtained by Business Insider, the company wants the in-...

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08:41
1Password 5.3 for OS X released, includes slew of...

Arguably the best password protector/security application for OS X just got better.

On Monday, AgileBits released version 5.3 of its 1Password application for OS X. The new version, a 36.5 megabyte download, includes a massive list of fixes and changes including time-based one-time passwords for two-step verification, new language translations, bug fixes, core improvements and the like.

Version 5.3, dubbed the “Bionic Edition”, is available for US$49.99 and requires OS X 10.10 or later to install and run.

Check it out if you have a chance, and be sure to take a look at the massive change log for version 5.3, which includes some meaty...

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08:27
Entire Star Wars film series to hit iTunes on Friday...

It won’t just be the Apple Watch that comes out this Friday, April 10th.

Walt Disney on Monday announced a completely digital re-release of the venerable Star Wars series, which will launch as a collection of all six episodes on April 10 through Apple’s iTunes and other outlets.

From Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace to Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi, each installment comes with bonus content and will be made available for download on Apple’s mobile devices.

The collection will include bonus material, including never-before-released conversations between the artists behind the movies.

Along with an announcement on the official Star...

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08:27
Mac: Grovemade Laptop Stand

Despite the shiny, high-tech look of Apple’s MacBooks, natural and wood-finished products still remain popular choices for accenting one’s work environment, helping to create a more eclectic look. Grovemade’s Laptop Stand ($120) joins the company’s collection of handcrafted wooden accessories. Crafted from multiple molded sheets of wood veneer, the stand provides a graceful curve that raises your MacBook screen for ergonomics while providing room beneath for expanded space on your desk — a great place to keep your MacBook accessories out the way.

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08:24
News: Regulators scrutinizing Apple’s streaming...

Apple’s upcoming subscription music streaming service is facing new scrutiny from federal regulators, the New York Post reports. Sources confirm the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice are holding talks with music industry executives to see if Apple’s attempts to undercut streaming music competitors violate any antitrust laws. European regulators are conducting a similar investigation. Jimmy Iovine, Apple’s executive…

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08:16
HBO Now streaming subscription channel launches on...

HBO's cable-free subscription service, HBO Now, launched with a free trial on the Tuesday with a new dedicated Apple TV channel and an app on the iOS App Store , ahead of this Sunday's hotly anticipated premiere of "Game of Thrones."

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08:15
Grovemade introduces beautiful wood Laptop Stand

GROVEMADE LAPTOP STAND

Recently, a number of accessory manufacturers have put their focus towards Apple's laptops and created some innovative stands on which to place MacBooks for better desktop viewing. Today, Grovemade announced a stunning Laptop Stand (US$119). 

The Laptop Stand is handcrafted of walnut or maple veneer, with a leather-lined aluminum stop at the front to keep your MacBook and other devices from sliding off. As with Grovemade's other accessories, the Laptop Stand is stylish and unique. It's perfect for those who may want to use an external Bluetooth keyboard and mouse or trackpad on a desk and move the MacBook to a more ergonomic position.

The Laptop Stand is available today; we'll be reviewing this accessory in the near future.

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07:45
Intel to mask billion-dollar mobile losses with new...

With its troubled mobile chip unit hemorrhaging cash -- thanks in part to Apple's domination of the smartphone and tablet markets -- Intel this week announced that it would no longer report mobile earnings as a separate line item, instead choosing to lump them in with its money-minting PC business.

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06:56
Researchers build aluminum battery that can be...

Promising battery tech from Stanford. Aluminium!

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06:46
Apple Watch developers making daily visits to Apple...

Developers can’t get their hands on their own Apple Watch for testing, so the lucky ones are getting brief visits to the secret underground (not really) Apple Watch lair.

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06:36
Apple Pay picks up 39 new banks, credit unions in...

Apple on Tuesday added 39 more banks and credit unions to the roster of institutions offering support for Apple Pay, bringing the total to more than 180 since the service's launch in October 2014.

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06:18
Tim Cook: Apple employees get 50% discount on Apple...

In a memo to employees, Tim Cook lays out the benefit. Not just the US. In every country they sell Apple Watch.

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06:18
Angela Ahrendts to change Apple product launches

"The days of waiting in line and crossing fingers for a product are over for our customers."

Those are the words of Apple's retail chief Angela Ahrendts. In an internal memo acquired by Business Insider, Ahrendts asks retail employees to steer customers away from brick-and-motar stores for the Watch launch by encouraging them to order online:

"The Apple Store app and our online store make it much easier to purchase Apple Watch and the new MacBook. Customers will know exactly when and where their product arrives.

This is a significant change in mindset, and we need your help to make it happen. Tell your customers we have more availability online, and show them how easy it is to order. You'll make their day."

Our take on the news:

For years, Apple has enjoyed a boost in visibility as customers...

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05:55
Entire Star Wars saga headed to iTunes this Friday

The entire collection is available for preorder now. Choose carefully, Padawan.

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05:00
Parsix 7 Morphs GNOME Into a Better Desktop


Linux GNOME desktop distros are a dime a dozen. What makes Parsix a shinier dime than many of the others is how the tweaking of the GNOME desktop makes this distro such a pleasure to use. Dubbed Nestor, Parsix 7 is wrapped around Debian GNU/Linux Wheezy 7.0. The project's goal is to provide a ready-to-use and easy-to-install operating system based on Debian's testing branch and the latest stable release of the GNOME desktop environment. The Parsix distro meets that goal -- and goes even beyond.

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00:59
LG may have just outed an 8K iMac

Apple's suppliers take a $50 million blood oath on new model secrecy, but it looks like someone from LG didn't get that memo. In a press release explaining why 4K is now passé (really?), the company's display division inadvertently leaked an iMac wit...

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00:02
Twitter now quotes tweets without wasting text

If you've previously tried to quote tweets in the official Twitter app, you know how painful it was -- all it did was throw quotation marks around the post, giving you little space to add your own color commentary. At last, though, it's working the w...

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Monday April 6

23:16
Turning the Arduino Uno Into an Apple ][

An anonymous reader writes: To demonstrate how powerful modern computers are compared to their forebears, engineer Damian Peckett decided to approximate an Apple ][ with an Arduino Uno. In this post, he explains how he did it, from emulating the 6502 processor to reinventing how characters were displayed on the screen. "The Apple II used a novel approach for video generation, at the time most microcomputers used an interlaced frame buffer where adjacent rows were not stored sequentially in memory. This made it easier to generate interlaced video. The Apple II took this approach one step further, using an 8:1 interlacing scheme. This had the first line followed by the ninth line. This approach allowed Steve Wozniak to avoid read/write collisions with the video memory without additional circuitry. A very smart hack!" Peckett includes code implementations and circuit diagrams.

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22:30
Futuristic 'SuperTruck' doubles the MPG of...

The EPA estimates that motor vehicles contribute about half of America's smog-forming volatile organic compounds and nitrogen oxide emissions every year. And given that the average fuel efficiency of your average 18-wheeler only hits about 6 miles pe...

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20:44
Daily Roundup: Hacking in television, PlayStation...

Catch up on all of today's top stories in the Daily Roundup. Find out if the hacking portrayed in prime-time television is realistic, read about PlayStation Home shutting down and get the details on Intel's PC on a stick. Head past the break to read ...

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20:05
Entire Star Wars saga headed to iTunes this Friday...

Disney announced today that the entire Star Wars saga will finally be available for digital HD download later this week, marking the first time ever that the films have been offered in this format.

As confirmed in the TV spot above and the iTunes tweet below, the entire collection will be available to purchase from the iTunes Store this Friday. Pre-orders are already up and running, with each movie coming in at $19.99 for both SD and HD versions.

It’s on!
All the @starwars movies in one place.
#StarWarsOniTunes
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19:56
Apple Watch pops up on wrist of Pharrell Williams...

As Apple Watch edges closer to release, it appears Apple is releasing sample units to high profile personalities, with Pharrell Williams being among the first.

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19:37
You can (legally) download the 'Star Wars...

While the world waits for the next entries in the Star Wars saga (Episode VII on December 18th, followed by the Rogue One spinoff next year and Episode VIII in 2017), Disney, Fox and Lucasfilm have finally worked it out so you can buy the movies as d...

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18:33
Pharrell shows off Apple Watch on The Voice as Tim...


Last week we noticed that Apple had started seeding Apple Watch review units to the media, and this evening the device is getting more promotion. On popular TV show “The Voice,” coach Pharrell Williams can clearly be seen wearing the Apple Watch. Likewise, Apple CEO Tim Cook is attending the NCCA national championship game with the Apple Watch clearly strapped on his wrist.

Tim Cook appears to be wearing the stainless steel Apple Watch with a white sport band, while Pharrell appears to have...

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18:26
Judge says you can serve divorce papers through...

How do you end a marriage to someone who's purposefully avoiding your divorce papers? Try Facebook. A Manhattan Supreme Court judge has ruled that a New York woman can serve her divorce summons by messaging her soon to be ex-husband on Facebook. He'l...

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17:14
Twitter unveils revamped ‘quote tweet’ functionality...


Twitter this evening has announced a change to the “quote tweet” functionality of its service. With an update that’s rolling out to iPhone and web users today, using the quote tweet feature will now embed the actual tweet instead of simply quoting it as text.

This new quote functionality allows users to add 116 characters worth of a comment to any tweet, no matter how many characters the original tweet contained. One of the biggest complaints about the previous way quote retweets were handled was that users barely had any characters left to add a comment, which defeated the...

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17:06
What's on your HDTV: 'Game of Thrones...

March is over, and in a few hours March Madness will be too. As the NCAA Men's basketball tournament wraps up -- as well as the first season Better Call Saul -- we're eyeing another championship series with intrigue and plenty at stake: HBO's Game of...

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16:20
Bill Gates’ letter to employees on Microsoft’s 40th...

Good letter. Much better than the drivel Ballmer wrote.

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16:16
Apple reportedly acquired search startup Ottocat in...



Apple often acquires small startup companies very quietly and without any formal announcement to bolster its own services, and a new report from TechCrunch claims that the company acquired Ottocat in late-2013. Ottocat was a startup that focused on developing a system to organize and discover apps based on increasingly specific subcategories. Apple currently uses this technology to power the “Explore” tab in the App Store, as seen above.

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16:01
EE to launch its seamless WiFi calling feature on...

EE's been talking about adding WiFi calling to its list of customer conveniences since last summer, and though slightly delayed, the feature is now ready for prime time. Well, almost, as WiFi calling will officially launch on April 10th, coinciding w...

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15:41
Microsoft Could Throw Windows Wide Open


Open sourcing the code for Microsoft Windows is "definitely possible," Microsoft engineer Mark Russinovich reportedly said last week during a panel discussion at ChefConf. The company isn't acknowledging any movement in that direction as yet, but Russinovich's remarks are a strong indication that the Microsoft of today isn't the trenchant foe of the paradigm it was in the past. Open source code has become a part of business life, and Microsoft has accommodated that reality, he acknowledged during the ChefConf session.

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15:23
Some 2015 13-inch MacBook Pro owners cite user...

This is what bug and firmware fixes are for.

As nifty as the new 2015 13-inch MacBook Pro is, a number of users have logged complaints about the user interface lag in OS X Yosemite. The lag accounts for slow and choppy animations across functions like Mission Control, Launchpad, launching full-size applications, resizing windows and scrolling through web pages.

A pair of threads related to the issue have received close to 200 replies and 20,000 views within the discussion forums, with some users that previously experienced UI lag offering advice on how to resolve the problem. One potential solution involves resetting the Mac’s...

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15:01
Automated test-taking monitor records your every move

Taking a college course online usually means you're attending class in your underwear while eating a third bowl of cereal. But some Rutgers students were surprised to find out they'd have to put on some pants to take their midterms, since their every...

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15:00
AWT News Update: April 6, 2015

Aerial photograph of Apple campus two construction by michael light for the california sunday magazine

It's Apple Watch Launch Week, but we decided to start the week with a completely Watch-Free News Update. Here's what's up today:

  • Apple doesn't want felons building its new headquarters in Cupertino (seen in the image above)
  • Foxconn gives Re/Code a tour of the living quarters for those employees who build all of your favorite Apple products
  • Samsung paid 500 people in China to act as "fans" at a press event for the new Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge 
  • LG says Apple will release an 8K iMac this year, which of course Apple hasn't announced

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14:34
Yamaha AG Series Mixers: Perfect for podcasting,...

Perfect for webcasting, podcasting, gaming and music production, the AG03 and AG06 hybrid mixing consoles/USB interfaces have unique features that make your computer-based audio tasks easier and better. The AG Series offers high-resolution (24-bit/192kHz) audio recording and playback, iOS compatibility and battery operation.   The intuitive “TO PC” switch allows users to route selected inputs back to a desktop or iOS device. The “Dry CH 1-2” allows computer or iOS recording of inputs 1 and 2, while the “INPUT MIX” switch routes all inputs to the computer or iOS device via USB for music production applications. The “LOOPBACK” switch routes all inputs to the stereo USB output along with the USB input from the computer — perfect for podcasters   Gamers will appreciate the headset/mic interface and direct hardware control of game and voice level, perfect for adding professional audio to videos...

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14:24
Apple ID FAQ

This could be a handy document to bookmark.

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14:20
Stanford's aluminum battery fully charges in...

Lithium-ion batteries have been a boon for the modern world -- they've replaced the heavier, single-use alkaline type in everything from wristwatches to jumbo jets. Unfortunately, these rechargeable cells are already struggling to keep up with our ev...

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14:04
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13:47
BlackBerry Messenger helps uncover a Brazilian...

Some less-than-ethical businesspeople are learning the hard way that even secure messaging systems aren't all that private. Brazilian authorities have used BlackBerry Messenger records (obtained through warrants and BlackBerry's help) to level corrup...

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13:37
Tim Cook: Apple employees will get 50% off Apple...

Apple CEO Tim Cook today sent out a memo to all employees ahead of the Apple Watch’s retail try-on kickoff this Friday. Cook thanks employees who have worked on the Apple Watch by saying, “congratulations to everyone who has worked so hard for years to help this product reach our customers.” Cook also prepares the company’s retail division by noting that try-ons will begin in over 400 Apple Stores on Friday ahead of the official Friday, April 24th launch

Likely to the delight of Apple employees, Cook also announced major Apple Watch...

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13:30
AWT Health Club: Chocolate Easter Bunnies and WebMD

Lindt Chocolate Bunny, Image via Candyblog.net

Another week, another chance to get healthier… or did you bite the ears off of too many chocolate bunnies? My personal goals were once again thwarted; my heel’s feeling better, but I’ve had a very painful toothache for the last week that has not yet been fixed and the combination of pain and fatigue has kept me sidelined. However, as you’ll see on my personal stats, I still managed to increase my daily average steps.

This week’s app: WebMD

Sometimes you just don’t feel good. Perhaps you have pain that’s recurring and interfering with your workouts, maybe it’s a spot on your arm that suddenly appeared. Whatever the situation, WebMD’s apps for iPhone and iPad are both valuable companions.

While the layout of both apps varies...

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13:19
John Oliver Tackles Surveillance in Surprise Snowden...


Comedian John Oliver boldly went where few journalists from the mainstream media have dared to tread, grilling whistle-blower Edward Snowden about his leaking of thousands of NSA documents to the press. He raked Snowden over the coals for not having read every one of the documents, insisting there's a difference between understanding what's in documents and reading them. The documents were "passed to the journalists," Snowden responded, "and they're using extraordinary security measures to make sure this is reported in the most secure way."

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12:36
Video: 15 minutes of the new 12-inch MacBook being...

Ahead of its April 10th launch, the new 12-inch MacBook is continuing its world early hands-on tour. The computer already surfaced with detailed unboxing footage and hands-on photos in Vietnam, and now a Ukraine-based YouTube channel has posted a 15 minute long video of the new MacBook being handled.The video shows off the new design, Force Touch Trackpad, and throws in some comparisons with the MacBook Air. Unfortunately, the MacBook does not actually boot OS X, so the video producer’s decided to tape a printed out version of the Yosemite interface over the laptop’s screen.

Watchers may also enjoy the stunts related to walking over the new, non-MagSafe USB Type-C charger that comes with the new MacBook. The new MacBook goes on sale on Friday, April 10th...

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12:36
LG Accidentally Leaks Apple iMac 8K Is Coming Later...

An anonymous reader writes LG accidentally revealed in blog post that Apple is planning to release a 8K iMac later this year. This news comes as a surprise as the leak came from a different company rather than Apple. LG is one of Apple's biggest display partners and has already demonstrated 8K monitors at CES in Las Vegas. They note that the panel boasts 16 times the number of pixels as a standard Full HD screen.


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11:04
TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 6...

Notable software releases this week include Evernote 6.0.8, iFlicks 2.2, Fantastical 2.0.2, TweetDeck 3.9.482, LaunchBar 6.2, and ChronoSync 4.6 and ChronoAgent 1.5.1.

 

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11:04
ExtraBITS for 6 April 2015

In this week’s collection of external links, Adam Engst sits in on MacBreak Weekly, Comcast Internet speeds are about to see a big boost, Apple’s Lisa Jackson discusses the company’s environmental efforts, we find out how a stolen iPhone changed a man’s life for the better, and we get a look at the making of the Apple Watch.

 

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11:00
How people reacted to the iPhone in 2007

This is pretty damn funny.

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10:50
How-To: Choose the best stand or desktop mount for...

Apple currently sells more “laptop” than “desktop” Macs, but in reality, most Macs will be used substantially on flat surfaces — desks, tables, and sometimes nightstands. iPads are more lap-friendly, but also tend to get used upright, particularly for watching videos and access in the kitchen. Since I’ve spent a lot of time testing Apple device stands and mounts, I wanted to share what I’ve learned with you, so you can choose the solution that best suits your Mac, iPad, or both at the same time.

Below, I’ve hand-picked options for different types of users, starting with passive MacBook stands such as Twelve South’s BookArc for MacBook Pro ($50). Made from Mac-matching aluminum with gray rubber inserts, BookArc is designed to safely hold a MacBook Pro...

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10:30
Hands-on with the LaCie Rugged RAID: Thunderbolt...

LaCIe Rugged RAID

LaCie is a brand that’s probably quite familiar to Apple World Today readers, producing stylish storage products for Mac for years. Today I’m looking at the new LaCie Rugged RAID (US$419.99, available today), featuring up to 4 TB RAID 0 or 2 TB RAID 1 (mirrored) storage in an portable bus-powered enclosure designed to put up with shock, dust and even being splashed with water.

Specifications

  • Dimensions: 1.3 x 3.6 x 5.8 inches (34 x 91 x 148 mm)
  • Weight: 1.2 lbs. (0.56 kg)
  • Internal Storage: 2 x 2 TB HD
  • Interfaces: Thunderbolt, USB 3.0
  • RAID Modes: Preconfigured RAID 0, Hardware RAID 0/1
  • Rugged Design: IP 54 rated, 1.5 meter (5 ft) drops, can withstand being run over by a 2205 lb/1000 kg car

Design

LaCie’s Rugged line of drives features a design by Neil Poulton that is almost...

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10:28
Opinion: Could the 1080p Apple TV 4 hint at a 4K...

The Apple TV set-top box hardware is expected to be updated this summer after 3 years since the last real refresh and a recent price drop from $99 to $69. While the last Apple TV upgrade boosted video output from 720p to 1080p, the rumored Apple TV 4 is not believed to support ultra high definition 4K video output featured on newer TV sets. Here’s why that’s no surprise and what I think it could mean for an actual Apple TV set:

Apple doesn’t do specs for the sake of specs. The iPhone has maintained an 8MP camera between several generations. The 8MP iSight camera...

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10:12
[Sponsor] PencilCase by Robots and Pencils

HyperCard has been reimagined with PencilCase, an iOS app maker that doesn’t require any coding. Now creating a native app is as simple as importing designs into PencilCase: Studio and then adding complex interactions, transitions and animations using the powerful built-in tools.

  • Animate anything using the physics tool or timeline.
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