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Monday August 17

09:34
TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 17...

Notable software releases this week include Safari 8.0.8, 7.1.8, and 6.2.8; PDFpen and PDFpenPro 7.3; BBEdit 11.1.2; Security Update 2015-006; and iTunes 12.2.2.

 

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09:34
ExtraBITS for 17 August 2015

In ExtraBITS this week, Apple is recalling a handful of recent Apple TV models, Marco Arment explains why people block Web ads, Rite Aid decides to support Apple Pay, and Google is undergoing a major restructuring.

 

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09:30
Sprint’s new iPhone forever plan

Sprint announces a plan that will always keep you up to date with the latest and greatest iPhone. A solid price, though the terms are a bit confusing.

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09:28
Sprint fires back at T-Mobile with perpetual iPhone...

As new iPhones loom, Sprint is joining T-Mobile in trying to rope in new subscribers with a perpetual upgrade offer.

Under the “iPhone Forever” program, new and upgrade-eligible Sprint customers can trade in their current phone and get a new iPhone 6 for $15 per month, plus the cost of wireless service. Sprint will then let those customers upgrade to the next iPhone by December 31 at no extra charge.

There are a couple of caveats here:

  • The deal requires either an individual unlimited plan ($60 per month, plus the aforementioned $15 per month for the phone) or a Family Share Pack plan (starting at $100 per month with four lines and 10 GB of shared data for new subscribers, plus the $15 per month fee for each phone.)
  • The $15 per month phone price is a limited-time deal, and it jumps to $22 per month...
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09:15
Dr. Dre's Apple Music exclusive paid off

Dr. Dre’s long-awaited new album Compton: A Soundtrack debuted last week on Apple Music as the service’s first high-profile exclusive, and while the release was a big one, it was unclear if Apple could juice enough interest to make exclusivity worth an artist’s while. Now it’s clear that it is—or at least it was for Dre.

“We’re beginning to show what we can do in terms of communicating music to a worldwide audience and helping artists at the same time,” Apple Music chief Jimmy Iovine told the New York Times.

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09:08
Steve Jobs’ 1996 interview with Red Herring

Historian or not, this is a great read.

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09:00
9to5Toys Lunch Break: iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi 16GB $380,...

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

Apple iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi 16GB in Gold or Silver: $380...

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09:00
How to enable Flyover in Mac OS X Yosemite's...

With Mac OS X Yosemite, you can see 3D flyover views of various cities in the Maps app. Here's how:

  •  Launch Maps.
  •  Use the search function to find a city (such as my hometown of Nashville, TN).
  • Click the pin marking the place. In the pop-out window click the (i) icon, then in the second pop-out window select the Flyover Tour button.

Your flyover tour will start. You'll also able to search for "Directions to Here" or "Directions from Here."

Unfortunately, not all cities currently have a flyover view available. You can find a list of compatible cities here. Thankfully, Apple is constantly adding new locations to the service.

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08:45
Amazon painted as a “bruising workplace” by New York...

The New York Times publicly lambastes Amazon.com. Jeff Bezos responds.

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08:00
Mac laptop sales grow 27% year-over-year in the U.S...

As measured by sales through the U.S. consumer retail market, Mac laptop sales increased 27% year-to-date and Windows notebooks grew 3% during the first half of 2015, according to the NPD group

Overall, tablets sales slowed their decline, down 7% following a 12% decline in the first half of 2014. iPads dropped nearly 20% and Android Tablets 8%t, but Windows tablets (primarily Surface) saw a 35 percent sales increase over the prior year.

“In B2B channels the notebook remains the device of choice for the vast amount of purchasers, with sales volumes more than triple that of tablets,” said Stephen Baker, vice president of industry analysis, The NPD Group, Inc. “For B2B productivity and the best mix of affordability, form and function, the notebook remains the workhorse device purchased through B2B channels for businesses, education, and...

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07:52
AT&T enhances GoPhone plans to support 4GB data...

National carriers across the US have been adding features that make it easier to use their service in Mexico and Canada as a growing trend, and today AT&T has announced enhancements to its pre-paid GoPhone plans to include 4GB of high speed data use in Canada and Mexico as well as the United States. The new AT&T GoPhone feature goes into effect on August 21st and is supported on the carrier’s $60 pre-paid plan without making any changes.

In addition to 4GB of 4G LTE data for use across North America where available, the GoPhone plans include unlimited talk and text in the US, Canada, and Mexico as well. AT&T’s $60 GoPhone plan is reduced to $55/month for customers using the carrier’s Auto Refill automatic payment feature.

For post-paid...

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07:38
How to See Your iPhone’s Precise Signal Strength

Frustrated by the imprecise signal strength dots on your iPhone? Josh Centers stumbled upon a secret code that will reveal your exact signal strength.

 

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07:26
Rumor: Best Buy to sell AppleCare, AppleCare+...

This leak came out the door pretty quickly, which makes it interesting.

Best Buy has apparently inked a deal to begin selling AppleCare+ warranty extensions for its products. In addition to this, employees have also been told that the next-gen iPhone will be announced to the public on September 10th.

According to a recent tip, the new iPhone lineup will be available at Best Buy starting September 13th, the AppleCare+ warranty covering all eligible products.

The leak has been confirmed by other reports and an internal training video has revealed that Best Buy will offer service for AppleCare warranties at its own stores, as well as...

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07:23
News: Dr. Dre’s ‘Compton’ streamed 25 million times...

Apple executives said Dr. Dre’s “Compton: A Soundtrack” had 25 million streams worldwide on Apple Music in its first week and sold nearly half a million copies in iTunes, scoring Apple’s first high-profile success with exclusive content, The New York Times reports. While not quite popular enough to unseat “Kill the Lights” by country star Luke Bryan from the top spot on Billboard’s charts, Dr. Dre’s…

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07:00
iHome’s Kineta K1 + Kineta K2 fuse awesome battery...

iHome has spent years building a reputation for thoughtfully designed, value-packed Apple audio accessories. Beyond its annual releases of ever-improving speaker systems, it was the very first company to release an iPod alarm clock, and a day-one supporter of Apple’s AirPlay speaker standard. No audio company has focused as much on the practical needs of iPod, iPhone, and iPad users as iHome. And when it innovates, it always comes up with something cool.

Kineta K1 ($150) and Kineta K2 ($100) are iHome’s latest innovations: Bluetooth speakers with beautiful built-in battery charging docks and detachable USB battery packs. K2 is a nightstand- or desktop-...

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06:52
News: Report: Apple Pay fees hindering rollout in...

Australia’s largest banks are balking at Apple Pay’s fees and slowing down the rollout of the payment service in their country, The Sydney Morning Herald reports. Apple is reportedly demanding the same 15 cents on every $100 of transactions that the company is believed to receive from banks in the U.S., even though banks in Australia make half as much from interchange fees as compared to their U.S. counterparts. British banks struck a…

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06:47
Apple prepping first Australian dollar-denominated...

Apple will reportedly continue to diversify its corporate debt issuance strategy with a new bond denominated in Australian dollars, the company's latest move to raise debt outside the United States in order to fund its growing capital return program.

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06:39
Sprint announces ‘iPhone Forever’, a $22/month...

Sprint today announced a new $22/month upgrade option for iPhone users allowing them to pick up a new iPhone at anytime through a plan dubbed “iPhone Forever”.

iPhone users can now opt to pay an extra $22/month on top of any individual unlimited plan or family share pack plan and when a new iPhone is eventually released, they simply bring in their old device to upgrade to the latest entry-level iPhone model. Here’s how it compares to options from the other carriers…

“We asked ourselves, ‘What could we do that would move our...

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06:32
Best Buy to offer AppleCare and AppleCare+...

Electronics retailer Best Buy has inked a deal with Apple to begin selling authorized warranty extensions for its products, and employees have been told that the new addition will be announced to the public on Sept. 10.

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06:11
FCC filing hints at Mac mice and keyboards with...

As noted by SlashGear, new Apple accessories for desktop Macs have appeared in FCC listings. They could debut with new iMacs that are rumored to arrive before the holidays. 

The FCC filings are for Magic Mice and Magic Wireless Keyboards that replace the current Bluetooth 2.1 in current models with Bluetooth 42.2 with Bluetooth LE Low Energy. This would result in longer battery life. And future Mac accessories may have even more improvements.

SlashGear notes that the FCC filings note mice and keyboard will come with on-removable lithium battery packs. Instead of requiring that you use and replace AA/AAA batteries, you'll plug the accessories in to a power port when they need a charge. "Testing has been done with USB Power Adapters on both devices, leading us to believe that they'll come with power chargers of...

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06:00
Commander is a useful 'Finder alternative...

Eltima describes its Commander One as a "Finder alternative." However, I'd describe it more as a handy Finder "enhancer" that's great for Mac OS X "power users" (a term I don't like, but for which I don't have a better alternative.)

A dual-panel file manager for Mac OS X 10.9 or higher, it allows you to use two panels at once, set up your own hotkeys for a variety of actions, and more. Commander One doesn't come with a PDF manual (you download the software, so I wasn't expecting printed instructions), so there's a bit of a learning curve. 

Eltima's introductory "Welcome" screen helps get you started, but other features need an explanation. For example, choosing between the "dynamic" and "bytes" for the "size in apps" under the View preferences will certainly be as clear as mud to novice users.

When you launch Commander One, you can choose among three view modes depending on what you're doing and what sort...

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05:59
News: Daily Deal: Jarv Nmotion PRO Bluetooth Earbuds

In our iLounge Deal today you can pick up the Jarv Nmotion PRO Bluetooth Earbuds for only $29.99 – 57% off the regular price. Providing outstanding rich sound without the obnoxious wires and cumbersome buds, the Jarv Nmotion PRO earbuds are so light they’re practically weightless, but won’t fall out of your ears while you run. APTX technology provides seamlessly streaming of CD quality audio from any Bluetooth device, with solid connectivity…

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05:54
Safari 8.0.8, 7.1.8, and 6.2.8

Patches a number of security vulnerabilities in three versions of Apple’s Web browser. (Free)

 

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05:28
Second investment firm predicts that iPhone sales...

Betting against Apple hasn’t been a successful endeavor of late but all of a sudden, declining holiday iPhone numbers seem to be in vogue.

Tech investment company Pacific Crest has echoed KGI’s prediction that year-on-year iPhone sales are likely to decline following the launch of the iPhone 6S, but says that investors shouldn’t be concerned.

We believe iPhone 6/+ models drove abnormally high share gains and upgrade rates that are likely to moderate somewhat in the 6s cycle, which is likely to drive total iPhone units down year-on-year in the first part of financial year 2016 (Q4 of calendar 2015) …

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05:00
Review: Mophie Juice Pack Air for iPhone 6



There aren’t many products that I can unequivocally recommend, but the Mophie Juice Pack Air is one of them. It’s a battery case for the iPhone 6 that gives you a charge when you iPhone’s battery dies – which can be a real lifesaver.

If you’ve ever had an unexpected after work event, late evening activity, or woke up after forgetting to charge your iPhone overnight, an extra battery is practically essential. Even if you don’t regularly run out of battery in a normal day, a charged Mophie juice pack is a great thing to keep in your gear bag just in case, mine has saved my...

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05:00
Inside The Flock, the Mac game that slowly dies as...

Slated to hit Mac and PC on Friday, August 21, The Flock is a truly eerie experience. The first-person multiplayer game is draped in shadows as you control a hobbled, sluggish human-like creature protecting a glowing artifact—or one of the four ferocious monsters out to claim it. The Flock is billed as a horror game, and it’s the rare one in which the scares come not from scripted sequences or computer-controlled characters, but rather other online players.

And the scariest thing about The Flock may truly surprise you: The game has a finite lifespan of its own, and it’ll stop working once enough player deaths are tallied. In other words, the worse that you and everyone else are at The Flock, the faster the game approaches its promised conclusion, ceases to be playable, and is no longer available for purchase. How’s that for incentive to play well?

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04:50
One Plus Two Equals Trouble for the iPhone


If you thought the iPhone was the most desirable phone in the market you wouldn't be alone, but you likely would be wrong. While we all were snoozing, One Plus emerged. It's a little company out of China that came up with and executed one of the most brilliant low-cost guerilla marketing programs I've ever seen. The end result is that 3.6M people currently are lined up -- virtually -- to buy its latest phone, the One Plus Two. To put that in perspective, that is more people than Apple sold phones to in the launch year of the iPhone.

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04:08
Getting your app Featured in the App Store may not...

If you submit your brand new app to Apple and they offer to make it a featured app when it hits the the App Store, you might think you’d have to be crazy to refuse. But startup investor M.G. Siegler suggests in a Medium post that you may want to think twice.

If you’re not familiar with the name, Siegler is a guy who ought to know a thing or two about startups. He’s a general partner at Google Ventures, was a founding partner of TechCrunch and has worked with startups since 2005.

There are two problems with having your app get a lot of exposure at launch, he argues. First, if your app is free, you may get the downloads but not the revenue.

Talking to a number of early stage companies that have been featured at launch recently, they all have...

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03:00
Back to school Mac buyer's guide

You're probably still enjoying your summer vacation, but that first day of school is creeping up on you. Sooner of later, you’re going to have to start getting ready to go back to school. I know it’s a bummer, but let’s look at the bright side: Back to school is a great opportunity to buy a new Mac. Yay!

But wait, how do you decide which Mac to get? Don’t worry. Here are the ideal Macs for students, with reasons why you’d want each model. Pick the one that fits for you, and be on your way. After all, you have only a few days of summer left before class starts.

On a budget: 11-inch MacBook Air

Priced at $899 (128GB flash storage) and $1099 (256GB flash storage), the 11-inch MacBook Air is a capable laptop for everyday use, and it won’t break your bank. It has a 1.6GHz dual-core Core i5 processor that can easily handle writing apps, presentation software, Internet access, email, and a lot more. It can even...

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Sunday August 16

22:11
Interchange fees, hubris key challenges to...

Apple is reportedly facing pushback as it tries to roll out Apple Pay in Australia, as major banks in the region are reluctant to cede a slice of the AU$2 billion they take in with interchange fees in exchange for technology some say is already available in the country.

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20:52
‘This is Ludacris’: Rapper shows off his diamond-...

Rapper Ludacris tonight has showed off a unique twist on the Apple Watch: a model encrusted with diamonds around the face’s bezel. Ludacris wore the gear to tonight’s Teen Choice Awards on Fox, and he posted a couple of pictures of the device on Instagram. It appears that taking the custom route allowed Ludacris to one-up his colleagues who were able to secure all-gold Apple Watch Editions with gold Link Bracelets from Apple in the run-up to the Apple Music launch. A close up shot of Ludacris’s Apple Watch is below.

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20:37
Dr. Dre's 'Compton' album hits 25M...

Hip-hop icon Dr. Dre's much-awaited album "Compton: A Soundtrack" was streamed 25 million times during its first week of availability, driving nearly half a million paid downloads on iTunes over the same period.

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17:26
Dr. Dre’s Compton streamed 25 million times on Apple...

Apple is continuing its promotion of Apple Music this weekend. After putting out a trio of television advertisements promoting Apple Music and its artist-integrated Connect platform, the company has announced a pair of statistics for the launch weekend of its employee Dr. Dre’s new Compton Album. In a statement, Apple says that Compton was streamed 25 million times over the course of its opening week as an Apple Music exclusive. The album was also downloaded half a million times via the iTunes Store.

Dr. Dre’s album “Compton...

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17:08
Australia Apple Pay could be far off as banks push...

It appears that the expansion of Apple Pay into Australia could be farther off than some had hoped. According to a report today from The Sydney Morning Herald, Apple is in negotiations with at least four of the largest banks in Australia in order to form partnerships for Apple Pay in in the region. However, the report claims Apple is having issues in negotiations centered around the fees it collects in current the currently supported Apple Pay markets of the United States and United Kingdom.

In the United States, Apple collects royalties from...

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17:04
The Logic Pros: iPad/Mac synths still can’t quite...

In this week’s episode of The Logic Pros, we are taking a hands-on look at Moog’s Sub Phatty synthesizer to see how it stacks up against some of its much more affordable virtual counterparts.

Moog instruments have been used on many of the most popular and historic records over the years, having become as legendary in their own right in the process. The company is widely considered to be one of, if not the premiere synth makers on the planet. Producing the fattest sounding oscillators and filters around since the late 60’s, Moog’s instruments certainly come at a premium, and there’s a good reason for it. In the past few years the company introduced a couple new synthesizers in its Phatty line, that brought Moog’s flagship features and famous ladder-style filter down to a fairly affordable price point. At...

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16:29
New Apple Music TV spots market mission statement,...

Apple on Sunday premiered three new TV ads for Apple Music on its YouTube channel, with one focusing on the meaning behind the service and two concentrating on specific artists.

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16:00
Apple might be 'named and shamed' in...

Apple, Google and other large multinational corporations conducting operations in Australia might soon see their annual tax payments made public as a result of a government inquiry into corporate tax dodgers.

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15:17
Apple debuts three new Apple Music ads featuring...

Apple today has debuted three new video ads for Apple Music on its YouTube channel. The ads focus on the music available via the streaming service, the service’s Connect social network, and the effect music can have on those who “live and breathe” it. The ads all tout that Apple Music has “All the artists you love and are about to love, all in one place.”

The first ad features Kygo, who is a popular Norwegian DJ and record producer. The ad features Kygo playing at a piano and then highlights Apple Music Connect and the ability to learn more about an artist via their Connect profile.

The second video stars James Bay, a popular British musician known best for his songs “Let it Go” and “Hold Back The River.” In the ad, Bay plays an acoustic version of his song “Craving” as Apple again highlights Connect and the...

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14:25
Diver has close encounter with killer whales,...

CNET:

Sam Galloway, the University of Auckland student who shot the film, said in the description of his YouTube video that he was on a spear-fishing trip in waters off the coast of Little Barrier Island when he and a friend came across the killer whales.

Some of the younger ones were actually quite friendly.

“The larger ones weren’t very interested in us,” Galloway wrote, “but the calves came in for a close look.”

I’m lucky enough to live on the West coast of Canada where Orca spotting is very common this time of year. They are magnificent animals regardless of whether you see them from a boat or the water like these lucky guys did.

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09:30
The past, present and future of ASUS, according to...

"Namaste!"

That was how ASUS Chairman Jonney Shih greeted some 2,000 fans at his "ZenFestival" event in New Delhi last week. And yes, he yelled on stage, just as he always does, with a generous helping of buzzwords and "thank yous." And there have...

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08:45
Zane Lowe talks Beats 1′s first weeks

Billboard:

The station is a fusion of old-school and futurism that reminds some of college radio, some of the BBC and some of the halcyon early days of FM. At its helm stands Zane Lowe, 41, the effusive, hyper-verbal, New Zealand-born former tastemaker-in-chief for the BBC’s Radio 1, who, as Beats 1′s “special creative and lead anchor,” is charged with programming the station, which so far has been exciting, chaotic, attention-grabbing and unpredictable… apparently just the way his bosses (low-key, retiring people with surnames like Iovine, Reznor and Cue) want it — and so far, so do listeners.

I don’t think it goes as far as reminding me of college radio (after all, my college radio was a freaky mess) but it certainly has opened my ears to artists I hadn’t considered listening to. For all of the problems I and many others have with Apple Music overall, Beats 1 remains a daily listen for me.

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03:00
New privilege escalation exploit discovered in OS X...

Just days after patching the DYLD_PRINT_TO_FILE vulnerability with a new OS X point release, Apple's desktop operating system has been hit with yet another zero-day exploit that would allow an attacker to gain root access without using a password.

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Saturday August 15

15:37
Apple to update Magic Mouse & wireless keyboard...

Two newly published filings with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission reveal that Apple is planning to release a new Magic Mouse and wireless keyboard with support for the power sipping Bluetooth Low Energy specification.

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12:02
Apple Bluetooth LE 4.2 ‘Magic Mouse 2’ & new...

It appears plans for future Apple wireless accessories have (again) been spoiled by the FCC. According to a pair of filings that hit the organization’s website yesterday, Apple is preparing to soon debut new versions of its Bluetooth Magic Mouse and Wireless Keyboard. According to images indicating the FCC label location on the accessories, the new mouse will be called the “Magic Mouse 2.” As for the new wireless keyboard, there are no indications of a name change as of yet.

The images, unfortunately, do not show any new design details on the devices, but it would make sense for the accessories...

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11:36
Apple to begin offering AppleCare through Best Buy...

Apple and Best Buy have agreed to begin selling both the standard AppleCare protection plan for Macs and the more premium AppleCare+ for iPhones, iPads, and the Apple Watch through Best Buy stores, according to sources. The plans call for Best Buy to begin offering the AppleCare plans in its stores at checkout around the week of September 14th, just ahead of the iPhone 6S launch. This will mark a notable expansion of the Apple and Best Buy relationship, and Best Buy will become one of the only retailers, aside from select U.S. carriers, to offer AppleCare outside of an Apple Store.

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08:00
A new age of transportation is upon us and it's...

We're on the cusp of change: Self-driving cars have begun to hit the streets with the goal of making transportation safer. The dream of a self-driving-car future, it would seem, is becoming a reality and it's been a long time in the making. A stead...

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07:00
The Week in iPad Cases: DODOcase's Maritime...

...plus folios, a keyboard case, and more!

This week’s roundup of new iPad cases sports a number of great-looking folios from Aukey, CrownCase, DODOcase, M-Edge, and Zagg, a compact and stylish bag from Brenthaven, and a flexible keyboard from Sunrise Hitek.

Aukey

The PC-T2 (iPad Air; $46) is a stylish folio case lined with a soft inner material to prevent scratches and smudges.

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06:25
Documents Indicate Apple Is Building a Self-Driving...

An anonymous reader writes: The Guardian has obtained correspondence through a public records request that indicate Apple is seeking a facility in the San Francisco area to test a self-driving car. "In May, engineers from Apple's secretive Special Project group met with officials from GoMentum Station, a 2,100-acre former naval base near San Francisco that is being turned into a high-security testing ground for autonomous vehicles." The station is a facility left over from WWII, and its 20 miles of highways and city streets are surrounded by barbed-wire fences. Honda and Mercedes-Benz have already used it to test their self-driving car technology. "This security is bound to appeal to Apple, which has hundreds of engineers quietly working on automotive technologies in an anonymous office building in Sunnyvale, four miles from its main campus in Cupertino."

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05:00
Gadget Ogling: Smart Rings, Breathalyzing Bike Locks...


Please, whatever you do, don't decide with your loved one it would be a good idea to get rings that vibrate only when you're trying to get in touch with one another.
Omate and Emanuel Ungaro are offering schmucks the Ungaro ring, which does just that. It buzzes when one designated person, whoever that may be, sends a text message or calls you. With a retail price of up to $2,000, depending on which type of precious metal and which gemstone you choose to adorn it, it's almost ridiculous enough to make me want to try it. Almost.

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03:34
This week on AppleInsider: Self-driving Apple Cars,...

Groundwork continued to be laid this week for Apple's rumored Sept. 9 press event, but the news that stole the show was the revelation that Apple is not only working on an electric car, but a self-driving one, as some had speculated.

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03:00
The week in Apple news: iPhone and iPad rumors,...

Apple headlines for the week ending Aug. 7, 2015

We’re still weeks away from the rumored September Apple event, and the iPhone and iPad rumor mill is hard at work. Apple execs and personalities were talkative this week, with several granting interviews to media outlets. Apple also issued updates to OS X, iOS, iCloud, iTunes, and Boot Camp. The week ended with a report that the Apple Car is closer to reality than we all realized. You can see all the important headlines here in this slideshow. Want to get more details on a story? Click on the link.

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Friday August 14

18:48
Review: iHome iSP5 SmartPlug gives dumb appliances a...

Longtime "Made for iPhone" accessory maker iHome is diverting course from its bread-and-butter bedside alarm clock/radios toward the burgeoning connected home sector. Its first product, an app-connected, HomeKit-compatible smart plug called...SmartPlug, was released Thursday and AppleInsider has the review.

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17:49
Contractors stage workers' rights protests at...

For the past couple of weeks, construction workers have been staging peaceful protests outside a number of Apple Store locations across California, arguing for better wages and working conditions from Apple and contractor Ledcor Group.

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17:19
PDFpen and PDFpenPro 7.3

Improves scanning speed and reliability, plus enhances compatibility with OS X 10.11 El Capitan. ($74.95/$124.95 new, free update, 52.6/53.2 MB)

 

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17:12
Apple Watch success

Benedict Evans:

None of these are killer apps or ‘use cases’. All of them could be done with your phone. They’re just better with a watch.

This really sums up how I feel about the watch’s UI.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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17:05
Apple’s Link Bracelet Kit

Six additional stainless steel links for wrists that exceed 205mm.

I can say from experience that it’s very easy to add or remove links to the Link Bracelet.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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16:58
iCloud allows you to recover deleted files

Apple has introduced a new feature for iCloud on the web that allows you to restore deleted items. Not only can you recover files that you’ve deleted, but also restore contacts, calendars, and reminders. This new feature also shows you how long it will be until those items are permanently deleted if you choose not to restore them.

Great feature.

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16:51
Windows 10 connects to remote servers even with...

For example, even with Cortana and searching the Web from the Start menu disabled, opening Start and typing will send a request to www.bing.com to request a file called threshold.appcache which appears to contain some Cortana information, even though Cortana is disabled. The request for this file appears to contain a random machine ID that persists across reboots.

As the article notes, it appears to be harmless traffic, but it still shouldn’t happen.

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15:42
Samsung Doubles Down on Galaxy Phones


Samsung on Thursday unveiled two new devices, the Galaxy S6 edge+ and the Galaxy Note5. The smartphones reportedly will be available in the United States starting Aug. 21. Samsung also announced its NFC mobile payment service, Samsung Pay, will launch in the United States Sept. 28. The Note5 reportedly incorporates many of the Galaxy S6's features and design elements. It has a glass front and rear, a solid metal frame, a fast octacore Samsung Exynos processor and a high-quality camera.

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15:20
White House launches Spotify page with playlists by...

LA Times:

The world’s most popular streaming service revealed on Friday that the world’s most powerful man, President Obama, and his administration have launched an official channel on Spotify, and will be contributing playlists to the service. The president released the contents of his first two playlists on Friday through his @potus Twitter account.

I’ve been listening to these playlists all day. I’d like to think POTUS himself picked these songs but, regardless, there’s some great tunes on them.

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15:00
Apple Car rumors are picking up speed

I remain skeptical, but The Guardian reports that Apple is building a self-driving car and is scouting for secure locations in the San Francisco Bay area to test it.

The article says that, in May, engineers from Apple’s secretive Special Project group met with officials from GoMentum Station, a 2,100-acre former naval base near San Francisco that is being turned into a high-security testing ground for autonomous vehicles. GoMentum Station in Concord, California is where the Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) leads and facilitates a collaborative partnership among communications suppliers, technology companies, researchers and academia; public agencies and other partners. 

These entities converge in research development, testing validation and commercialization of Connected Vehicle (CV) applications and...

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14:06
Paid upgrades in the Mac App Store

Realmac Software’s Daniel Counsell revisits a topic that’s been discussed for years, but still not addressed by Apple: Paid upgrades in the Mac App Store.

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14:00
AWT News Update: August 14, 2015

Lots of Apple news this fine Friday afternoon. Heading into the weekend, we report about:

  • Apple's looking for a secure location to test its self-driving car
  • Samsung loses an appeal in a patent infringement lawsuit to Apple
  • Apple Watch bands are now available for those with large wrists
  • Siri saves a life
  • ...and an accessibility update!

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Hi, I’m Steve Sande from Apple World Today, and this is the AWT News Update for August 14, 2015.

The Guardian is reporting that Apple is indeed building a self-driving car and now looking for secure locations where the car could be tested far from the eyes, cameras, and drones of the press. In May, a group of...

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13:58
Pad & Quill: Quality leather bags and Apple...

Thanks to Pad & Quill for sponsoring The Loop this week. I own a number of their products and they are all top quality.

From Kari (Mrs PQ):

Pad & Quill is passionate about designing and crafting unique leather bags, accessories and cases for Apple products. We employ the best leathers, canvas and various materials to make products that are beautiful, functional, durable and ageless. Our craftsmen exemplify the heart and soul of our company and we celebrate their skill by inviting each artisan to sign each Leather Bag or Apple Watch...

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13:51
An interview with designer Marc Newson

I love this interview. Marc talks about some of his favorite, and not so favorite, things in life.

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13:50
Apple Watch gets larger Sport bands & Link...

Apple on Friday quietly introduced several new band options for Apple Watch focusing on options for people with larger wrists, while at the same time activating orders for the standalone Modern Buckle.

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13:36
Court rejects Samsung’s latest appeal in Apple case

Without comment, the U.S. Federal Circuit Court of Appeals rejected Samsung’s bid to reconsider a previous ruling largely backing Apple — leaving the U.S. Supreme Court as the only legal option left for Samsung to try to overturn hundreds of millions of dollars in damages it now owes Apple in their ongoing patent feud.

Good. Make the scumbags pay already.

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13:35
XSAN Not Mounting: Missing LUNs

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13:30
Apple’s self-driving car

In May, engineers from Apple’s secretive Special Project group met with officials from GoMentum Station, a 2,100-acre former naval base near San Francisco that is being turned into a high-security testing ground for autonomous vehicles.

Very interesting.

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13:26
∞ Brushing your teeth while listening to heavy metal

Happens to me every day.

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13:22
No Air 3 in 2015? Here’s why Apple could wait until...

While a larger iPad Pro and a thinner, more powerful iPad mini are likely in the cards for this fall, Apple’s flagship 9.7-inch tablet sounds like it will be left out of this year’s update cycle. In a new report today, hit-or-miss Taiwanese technology trade website Digitimes says that Apple is not preparing a third-generation iPad Air for this fall. This follows up on a report from earlier this year that claimed that such a tablet...

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13:15
Apple car accelerates as Cupertino reportedly seeks...

Apple is rumored to be developing a self-driving car, but this isn’t just a distant dream. The company might be testing a prototype as we speak.

The Guardian dug up documents revealing that Apple is looking for a facility to test its car—preferably one with high levels of security. The company reached out to executives at GoMentum Station, a 2,100-acre test facility on what was once the Concord Naval Weapons Station not far from San Francisco. The station, which is guarded by the military, is closed to the public and used by other companies to test similar self-driving vehicles.

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13:07
BBEdit 11.1.2

The venerable text editor serves up a buffet of bug fixes and improvements. ($49.99 new, free update, 11.5 MB)

 

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13:04
Apple offering 42mm Link Bracelet Kit for the Apple...

Apple is now offering a 42mm Link Bracelet Kit for the Apple Watch for US$49.

The kit has six additional stainless steel links for wrists that exceed 205mm. Crafted from the same stainless steel alloy as the case and the Link Bracelet, these links extend the 42mm stainless steel Link Bracelet by an additional 40mm. 

Thanks to a simple release button, you can add and remove 'em without any special tools. The 42mm Link Bracelet Kit ships in 5-7 days.

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12:34
Apple eyes former naval base in California to test...

Apple's automotive project is said to be moving along quickly, with the company allegedly planning to rent a sprawling 2,100-acre property near San Francisco to work on its apparently self-driving "Project Titan."

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12:07
New report claims Apple’s Project Titan is racing...


GoMentum Station

Apple’s self-driving electric car, codenamed Project Titan, is moving ahead more quickly than originally believed according to a new report from The Guardian. The site claims that documents it has obtained regarding the project indicate that Apple is currently seeking out a secure location to test its vehicle. This development follows our reporting earlier this year profiling numerous...

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11:46
Fitbit Hooks Up With Windows 10


Fitbit on Thursday introduced a new app for Windows 10, Windows 10 mobile and Xbox One, scheduled for availability later this year. The Fitbit for Windows 10 app features an improved design that allows users to personalize the way they utilize Windows devices as part of a fitness routine. It handles traditional fitness tracking -- including counting steps taken, monitoring daily activity and exercise, logging food, weight and sleep -- and from the data gathered provides the user with advice to help reach overall fitness goals.

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11:42
UK's Lloyds Bank says Apple Pay support coming...

U.K. institution Lloyds Bank on Friday sent an email to its customers, informing them that Apple Pay support is coming "very soon" for credit and debit card holders.

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10:48
Apple updates iCloud with new features to restore...

If you’ve ever accidentally deleted a document you saved to iCloud, Apple has a new way for you to restore your data. This new method can be used to restore lost iCloud files, Contacts, or data from Calendar and Reminders.

You’ll find the new restore features when you log into your iCloud.com account and go into Settings. At the bottom of the Setting page, there’s a new Advanced section, with links to Restore Files, Restore Contacts, or Restore Calendars or Reminders.

When you delete a file from iCloud Drive, you have 30 days from the day of deletion to recover it via the Restore Files feature. After 30 days, the file is permanently delete and cannot be recovered. When you restore a file, it reappears in your iCloud Drive.

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10:19
Apple offering new L/XL Sport bands & Link...

Apple today added two new accessories for Apple Watch that will make the wearable fit wrists as large as 245mm. The first accessory, simply called Link Bracelet Kit, costs $49 from Apple and includes six additional links to expand the Link Bracelet to fit wrists as large as 245mm. Apple also today introduced a new Sport band size in L/XL that also fits up to 245mm wrists. Previously, the Sport band only extended to 210mm.

Notably, Apple only appears to be offering its Link Bracelet Kit in silver, leaving users of the Space Black Link Bracelet in the dark. Apple touts that the Link Bracelet Kit includes the same type of links as the standard band, which means that no special tools are required to add and remove them. The L/XL Sport band is only available in black and white color options.

Crafted from the same...

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10:14
Samsung teases round smartwatch with heavy Apple...

Samsung's Unpacked event on Thursday brought more than a blown-up S6 Edge and a new Note -- the company also gave a sneak peak at the next version of its Galaxy Gear smartwatch, a significant update that takes more than a few cues from Apple's own wearable.

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10:01
Listening to classical music on Apple Music

Macworld:

I recently made some suggestions about how you can manage a classical music library in iTunes. Apple Music, however, can be even more of a challenge for listening to classical music. This isn’t surprising; the music streaming model is designed around the “song” rather than multi-movement works, such as symphonies and sonatas. Here are a few tips to help you listen to classical music more efficiently.

I like classical music at times but am no means an aficionado. This article may help some of you who are get through the ins and outs of classical on Apple Music.

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09:39
Finding iPad’s future

Above Avalon:

The tablet market is in complete disarray. Only five short years ago, the iPad helped jumpstart the category, ushering in multi-touch computing and the modern-day app revolution to large-screen devices. Today, there has never been a time when the tablet market faces so much unknown.

A quick look at iPad and tablet shipment data would show that things have gotten bad in recent quarters. However, in reality, things are much worse than quarterly shipment data would suggest.

I think Apple sees this as a good problem to have. They are still selling lots of iPads, are still the market leader and still have the opportunity to control the future of tablets.

But there’s no doubt the market for tablets like the iPad has cratered, due in no small part to large screen iPhones. I know my iPad is only used as a bedside alarm clock now because the iPhone 6 plus has taken over almost all of the functionality I needed and wanted in the iPad. It’s going to...

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09:32
Zane Lowe talks Apple Music, Beats 1, Dr. Dre,...

In a new interview with Billboard, Beats 1 head anchor and “special creative” Zane Lowe has shared some new information and backstory regarding Apple’s (almost) always-on radio station and streaming music service. In the interview, Lowe discusses the motives behind playing the music he plays on his show, as well as some of the behind-the-scenes aspects of being in charge of the entirety of Beats 1.

Earlier this week,...

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09:31
A love letter to libraries

The Bloggess:

When I was little my favorite places were libraries. You weren’t expected to speak, which was heaven for a shy girl with an anxiety disorder. Thousands of small secret stories were hidden in plain sight all around you, just waiting to be held in your hands and discovered.

As a small girl in rural Texas, I knew that the best chance I had of seeing worlds that would never be open to me, and meeting fantastic people I’d never be bold enough to speak to was through books. I was able to see places that exist (or that had existed, and or that would never exist) through the words of the storytellers whose worlds had been bound up and shared and protected through generations of docent-guardians who called themselves “librarians”.

I still remember when I was first allowed to go on the bus by myself to the Halifax Public Library. There was a huge (to a ten year old)...

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09:22
Security Update 2015-006

Patches a variety of vulnerabilities, many of which appear in the 10.10.5 Yosemite update. (Free, various sizes)

 

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09:19
Opinion: What to expect from Apple’s A9 chip

Less than a month from now, Apple is expected to officially unveil its new A9 chip. This will be the ninth A-Series processor including the original A4, which powered the first iPad, iPhone 4, fourth-generation iPod touch, and second-generation Apple TV. It’s hard to overstate the importance of the A-series chips to Apple’s devices, as they’ve helped the company to achieve everything from major processing leaps to impressive power efficiency and — often taken for granted — guaranteed UI smoothness for every year’s newly-launched devices.

With the iPhone 6S just...

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09:10
iCloud.com gains options to restore files, contacts...

Without fanfare, Apple recently updated iCloud.com to allow users to restore files, contacts, and/or calendars and reminders hosted on the service, opening up a recovery window for mistakes.

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09:00
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09:00
iCloud.com now provides recovery of deleted files,...

iCloud.com is the web-based portal for many of the apps built into OS X and iOS. A new feature provides a way for iCloud users to recover deleted files, contacts, calendars and reminders from iCloud on the web, making the service even more useful.

To use the new recovery feature, simply log onto iCloud.com using your Apple ID. Once signed in, click on Settings:

In the lower left corner of the Settings page is a box marked Advanced. It's here where you can find links to Restore Files, Contacts, Calendars and Reminders. Clicking on Restore Files displays a list of files stored in iCloud that have been deleted recently, along with a date stamp showing when the file will finally be deleted:

The image above shows that some documents have over three weeks of "life" remaining in the cloud, while one image is about to be deleted forever. Clicking Restore Contacts provides a way to...

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08:39
AT&T revamping data plans with fewer options at...

Starting tomorrow, AT&T will be revamping its Mobile Share Value plans by adjusting data tiers and plan prices for new and current subscribers. At the low end, AT&T is consolidating a few data tiers into just two options with different price points. Meanwhile, AT&T’s double digit data tiers are also being reduced, and some subscribers can potentially end up with more data at no extra cost per month or get a better rate on even higher data tiers.

While AT&T’s 300MB option for $20/month remains unchanged (and not recommended), the carrier is consolidating single digit data tiers from three options down to just two. Mobile Share Value currently offers 1...

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08:35
New rumor repeats claim that Apple won't...

Questionable assertions continue to claim that there will be no new "iPad Air 3" this fall, only a faster "iPad mini 4," due to Apple's alleged newfound conservativeness about tablets.

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08:07
iCloud.com feature allows for Time Machine-esque...

This might come in handy.

Without a ton of fanfare, Apple has quietly added a new data restore feature to iCloud.com, enabling users to rollback accidentally deleted documents, calendar changes and contacts. A series of new ‘Restore Files’, ‘Restore Contacts’ and ‘Restore Calendars’ features are hidden in the iCloud.com Advanced Settings pane.

The new service apparently allows snapshots of your recently deleted documents and lets you put them back onto iCloud Drive. This allows you to recover accidentally deleted iCloud documents, a first since there’s never been a Trash folder equivalent in the iCloud.

Contacts can also be...

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08:00
Apple Web TV reportedly delayed until next year;...

Once hoping for a fall launch, Apple is now looking to bring its Web TV service to market in 2016, according to Bloomberg

Talks to license programming from TV networks such as those owned by CBS Corp. and 21st Century Fox are progressing slowly because Apple wants to offer a package of popular channels for US$40 a month, the article adds, quoting unnamed "people familiar with Apple's plans." What's more, the Cupertino, California-based company doesn’t have the computer network capacity in place to ensure a good viewing experience, Bloomberg adds.

Regarding network capacity, Apple wants to improve quality and keep bandwidth costs down by using CDNs to stream content from data centers that are close to users, says Seeking Alpha. The company has been building out its own CDN, and also continues to use market leader Akamai's services, the article adds.

A CDN (content...

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07:50
US court rejects Samsung's appeal against Apple...

Samsung's latest attempt to appeal Apple's 2012 patent infringement victory has fallen flat. A U.S Federal Court of Appeals rejected the Korean electronics giant's bid for reconsideration yesterday, reports the San Jose Mercury News. The original 2...

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07:44
Rumor: Next-gen Apple TV to arrive this fall,...

If you were hoping for a next-gen Apple TV device, it looks like it will be out this fall.

If you were looking for Apple’s TV streaming service, you might have to wait until next year.

Sources close to the story have stated that while Apple originally wanted to announce a live streaming service at this year’s iPhone event, those plans were put on ice as deals with major networks like CBS, 21st Century Fox and NBC have yet to be brokered.

The negotiation process has apparently been touch-and-go, as Apple is working on securing broadcasting rights for both national networks and local content...

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07:30
The realities of a $50 smartphone

As mobile networks kill off phone subsidies, users might now begin to appreciate just how much their new smartphone really costs. It's an even bigger problem in the developing world, where relatively few have the cash to buy even a mid-range phone...

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07:15
The Week in iOS Apps: Apple Store updates

Updates to the Apple Store app

This week’s roundup includes an update to the Apple Store app—which means it’s easier than ever to use your iOS device to buy an iOS device. Whoa.

Apple Store

The updated Apple Store app lets you make purchases with an Apple Store Gift Card. You can use your iOS device’s camera to scan new gift cards, or import existing gift cards from Passbook. Either way: Enjoy your shopping!

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07:10
Younger version of Jupiter provides clues to planet...

It's likely not the first time you'll hear scientists compare an exoplanet to Jupiter. According to a team of astronomers, though, this one called the 51 Eridani b isn't only similar in size -- it's "very much what models suggest Jupiter was like i...

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07:06
Google's initial Android Stagefright patch...

The first software patch designed to mitigate the high-profile Stagefright vulnerability in Google's Android mobile operating system was insufficient, one security researcher discovered, leading to the issuance of yet another update.

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