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Thursday August 13

15:00
Apple Watch tallies 42% of total dollars spent on...

How is the Fitbit faring against the Apple Watch? We now know, thanks to an upcoming report from 1010data's Ecom Insights. AppleWorld.Today received an advance copy of the report, which will be released next week.

In just three months of availability, Apple now has 42% of total dollars sold in the first half of the year followed by Fitbit at 31%. Motorola, Garmin, Jawbone, Polar, Pebble and Samsung combined make up just 15%, according to 1010data's Ecom Insights, which measures what consumers are purchasing online. However, when we look at units, Fitbit is number one with 35% of the market and Apple #2 at 11%.

Apple.com sells the most wearables, accounting for 41% of total dollars, followed by Amazon at 43%, and Best Buy and Fitbit with 5% each.

This research comes from 1010data’s Ecom Insights panel.  The panel consists of millions of online shoppers in the U.S. who allow 1010data to anonymously track...

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14:40
Report: Apple TV service pushed back to 2016, new...

A report on Thursday claims Apple has been forced to delay the announcement of a hotly anticipated over-the-top streaming television service to sometime in 2016 as content licensing talks sputter.

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14:32
Apple releases OS X 10.10.5 update

If you were waiting for the OS X 10.10.5 update, it’s here.

On Thursday, Apple released OS X 10.10.5. The update, an 815 megabyte download, offers the following fixes and changes:

- Improves compatibility with certain email servers when using Mail.

- Fixes an issue in Photos that prevented importing videos from GoPro cameras.

- Fixes an issue in QuickTime Player that prevented playback of Windows Media files.

The update can be located, downloaded and installed via the App Store feature in OS X Yosemite.

If you’ve tried the new version and have any feedback to offer, let us know about your experience in the comments.

Via...

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14:27
The Pichai Era: Google's New Age of Innocence?


"A" is for new Google parent company "Alphabet," for Sundar Pichai's "ascension" to CEO, and for a slimmed-down search engine company that seeks to become more "agile." With Google cofounders Larry Page and Sergey Brin stepping back to manage the newly formed Alphabet Holdings, consumers may wonder if that "A" also stands for "altruism." Pichai's work ethic and congeniality helped drive his ascension to the top, and he'll need both to redirect the mounting mistrust of Google -- his greatest challenge yet.

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14:15
Report: Apple’s streaming TV service delayed into...

While Apple is expected to unveil a new Apple TV set-top box at an event next month, its rumored internet TV service will not make an appearance at that event according to a new report out of Bloomberg. The report says that Apple, while it originally wanted to launch its streaming TV service this year, has decided to push the service back until some point in 2016. We also reported earlier this year that Apple’s streaming TV service would likely launch after the...

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14:01
Apple flips the switch on external TestFlight...

Update: Apple appears to have now disabled external testing in iTunes Connect again after briefly enabling it this afternoon.

External Testing is disabled in iTunes Connect again. Seems like it was a bug. http://t.co/qr4bnKAIRw


Amit Nivedan Kalra (@AMITNKALRA) August 14, 2015

When Apple updated the TestFlight app for iOS 9 compatiblity earlier this month, it came with the caveat that developers could only submit iOS 9 betas to members of their own teams. Today, however, the company has enabled external testing, allowing developers to start pushing iOS 9-ready betas to any users.

...

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13:46
Apple’s diversity numbers

Tim Cook:

Diversity is critical to innovation and it is essential to Apple’s future. We aspire to do more than just make our company as diverse as the talent available to hire. We must address the broad underlying challenges, offer new opportunities, and create a future generation of employees as diverse as the world around us. We also aspire to make a difference beyond Apple.

Great progress.

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13:43
The one hour mix

Graham Cochrane is doing a series a videos showing users how to mix a song. I always like watching these types of videos—every audio engineer has their own way of doing things, but I usually pick up a tidbit from everyone.

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13:43
Updated Apple diversity numbers show growth in hires...

As promised, Apple on Thursday issued an updated diversity report, claiming that it hired the most diverse range of candidates in the past year than at any other point in its history.

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13:34
Boot Camp supports Windows 10

Apple posted a support document showing users how to install or upgrade to Windows 10.

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13:24
∞ The Dalrymple Report with Merlin Mann: A Crow, a...

Jim and Merlin talk about beta software, bass players, and how to minimize stress while traveling.

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13:00
The Week in iPhone Cases: Lifeproof’s new camo...

...plus battery cases, camera accessories, and more!

This week’s roundup of new iPhone cases includes a fashionable pick from designer Ted Baker, no-frills cases from Amzer, Moshi, and Spigen, and a battery boost from Incipio.

Action Life Media

If you are pining for an old-fashion camera, the MCamLite (iPhone 6 and 6 Plus; $130 to $140) grants your wish with a sturdy aluminum body and its ergonomic design.

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12:54
Apple Music outdoor ad campaign goes interactive...

Apple has begun to roll out new, interactive Apple Music posters that work with the Shazam iOS app to link iPhone owners directly to the featured artist's page in Apple Music.

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12:41
Apple releases updated diversity report, “a lot more...

Apple has updated its diversity report with new data about gender, race, and ethnicity hiring at the company. The updated diversity report comes one day after Apple committed to sponsoring a minority-focused technology program and one year after releasing its first report on such data.

While the new data does not show dramatic diversity improvements compared with last year’s report, Apple does highlight some key changes in hiring over the last 12 months. The company is still mostly male with men accounting for 69% of Apple around the world, but that’s moved slightly from 70% a year ago.

The same...

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12:28
uBlock, a Ghostery alternative

To be clear, I haven’t used this, but a reader wrote and said it’s very fast and does the same thing as Ghostery. It’s always good to have an alternative.

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12:18
Windows 10 found talking to remote servers despite...

Although most of the traffic appears to be innocuous, Windows 10 is still communicating with Microsoft servers even when many data privacy settings are on, a report observed on Thursday.

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12:05
Samsung are scumbags

Here is the company’s new Gear S2 smartwatch interface.

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11:55
iTunes 12.2.2 makes enhancements to Apple Music,...

In tandem with iOS 8.4.1 and OS X 10.10.5, Apple on Thursday also released iTunes 12.2.2, making some minor improvements to Apple Music, Connect, and Beats 1, while simultaneously solving problems with browsing local libraries.

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11:54
∞ Apple releases iTunes update with Apple Music fixes

Apple released iTunes 12.2.2 this morning with a number of updates aimed specially at problems people have had with Apple Music. Here’s what’s new in this version:

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11:41
Study: Chinese Hackers Are Savvy, Surgical


A clandestine group of sophisticated Chinese hackers have infected scores of sites on the Web and stolen documents from industrial and government organizations with surgical precision, according to a Dell SecureWorks study released last week. Dubbed "Threat Group 3390," the cybergang has used infected websites of some 100 organizations across the globe -- in Iran, Iraq, Zambia, Italy, Afghanistan, Qatar and Ecuador, as well as in other parts of Europe, South America, the Middle East and Africa -- to trap their targets.

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11:34
Apple releases OS X 10.10.5 to squash Mail, Photos,...

Apple has just released OS X 10.10.5, the fifth (and likely last) major update to OS X Yosemite. It can be downloaded now through the Update tab in the Mac App Store, or you can look for standalone installers to hit Apple's download page later in the day.

The update contains a fix for a bug that gives attackers unfettered root privileges, a feat that makes it easier to surreptitiously infect Macs with rootkits and other types of persistent malware. Shortly after the vulnerability was publicly disclosed, adware distributors started exploiting it in the wild so they could install potentially unwanted applications without...

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11:15
Apple releases iOS 8.4.1, mostly with fixes for...

Apple has just released iOS 8.4.1, a minor update that mostly fixes bugs with Apple Music and the revamped Music app included in iOS 8.4. It's 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- and sixth-generation iPod Touch.

Other bugs and security updates may be included in 8.4.1, but the release notes only mention Music-related things:

  • Resolves issues that could prevent turning on iCloud Music Library
  • Resolves an issue that hides added music because Apple Music was set to show offline music only
  • Provides a way to add songs to a new playlist if there aren't any playlists to choose from
  • Resolves an issue that may show different artwork for an album on...
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11:01
Apple releases iOS 8.4.1, OS X 10.10.5, and iTunes...

Today is operating system update day for Apple users. The company has released updates for both iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite. There’s also an update for iTunes.

iOS 8.4.1 update

iOS 8.4.1 is now available for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This update is chock full of “improvements and fixes to Apple Music.” According to Apple’s technical notes, the update resolves issues with turning on iCloud Music Library, fixes a problem that hides added music when Apple Music is set to show offline music only, fixes an album artwork issue, and several other fixes. iOS 8.4.1 also includes security updates.

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10:59
Apple releases upgrades for Mac OS X, iTunes, and iOS

Apple has released updates for Mac OS X, iTunes and iOS.

Mac OS X 10.10.5 focuses on bug fixes and security issues, including the DYLD_PRINT_TO_FILE privilege escalation exploit. According to Apple, this update: 

° Improves compatibility with certain email servers when using Mail ;

° Fixes an issue in Photos that prevents importing videos from GoPro cameras;

° Fixes an issue in QuickTime Player that prevented playback of Windows Media files. 

Mac OS X 10.10.5 can be downloaded via the Updates tab at the Mac App Store.

iTunes 12.2.1 offers stability and performance improvements. For example:

° You can click on the Beats 1 banner to see what's currently on, or view a complete broadcast schedule so you never miss a show.

° You can now view a list of the artists you're following on Apple Music.

° An issue where iTunes loses its place when...

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10:38
iTunes 12.2.2 released with Beats 1 schedule,...

Apple has released an update to iTunes to accompany today’s iOS 8.4.1 release. Like the iOS update, the new version of iTunes introduces bug fixes related to Apple Music and the Beats 1 streaming radio service.

Mac users will now be able to access the Beats 1 broadcast schedule directly within the iTunes app by clicking on the large Beats 1 banner on the radio page. Users can also see a list of which artists they follow on the Connect social media service, just like on iOS. Artists can also use iTunes to take advantage of the social features previously exclusive to iOS.

Several bugs were also fixed in this update, including an issue that could cause iTunes to forget where you were...

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10:28
Apple releases iOS 8.4.1 with fixes for Apple Music...

Apple on Thursday released to the public iOS 8.4.1, a maintenance and security update that the company said fixes issues with its recently launched Apple Music streaming subscription service related to playlists, iCloud Music Library, offline music and more.

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10:20
OS X 10.10.5 closes DYLD vulnerability, fixes bug...

Apple on Thursday released the finished version of OS X 10.10.5, a maintenance update for Yosemite that mostly concentrates on bugfixes and security issues, including the DYLD_PRINT_TO_FILE privilege escalation exploit.

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10:09
Apple releases iOS 8.4.1 with Apple Music + Beats 1...

Apple has released an official iOS update for all users with iOS 8.4.1 now available. The update follows the major iOS 8.4 release which included an all-new Music app with Apple Music, the new subscription music service, plus Beats 1, Apple’s Internet-based radio station with live DJs. Apple initially started testing the changes in iOS 8.4.1 with developers in mid-July. The maintenance update includes several issue fixes for Apple Music and Beats 1. 

Specifically, Apple names fixes for enabling iCloud Music Library which keeps music and playlists collections up-to-date across devices, a hidden music issue due to...

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10:07
Apple releases OS X 10.10.5 update with Mail, Photos...

Apple has released the OS X 10.10.5 software update to OS X Yosemite for all users. The update mentions improvements to “stability, compatibility, and security” while also highlighting specific fixes for Mail, Photos, and QuickTime Player apps. Previously, Apple tested the software release with developers and public beta testers. The update is available for all users through the Updates tab of the Mac App Store.

According to the release notes, OS X Update 10.10.5 “improves compatibility with certain email servers when using Mail,” “fixes an issue in Photos that prevented importing videos from GoPro cameras,” and “fixes an issue in QuickTime Player that prevented playback of Windows Media files”.

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10:00
Apple goes all "1984" on product packaging...

In a short post back at the beginning of July, we mentioned a rumor that Apple would soon require third-party accessory manufacturers to use standardized minimal packaging in order to create a more uniform look for items in Apple Stores. Well, now the company appears to be making the Apple-like packaging mandatory, at least for some third-party products. 

IMAGE OF NEW MOPHIE JUICE PACK PLUS AND LOGITECH KEYS-TO-GO KEYBOARD. VIA 9TO5MAC

AppleInsider reports that an internal company memo notes that manufacturers Incase, LifeProof, Mophie, Sena, Tech21 and Logitech/Logi must conform to the new standard. Packages that don't meet the uniform white box standard are sent back to the warehouse.

This is...

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09:37
Hands-on: Google’s iOS app paves the way for smarter...

Google is taking a page from Android in the latest update to its iOS search app.

When viewing a web page from within the app, users can now ask for more information with an “OK Google” voice command. Even if you don’t specify the subject of the search, Google will try to automatically detect it from the content on the page.

For instance, while reading a news story about the New York Yankees, you can say, “OK Google, what’s their record?” The app then loads an info card showing the Yankees’ record and AL East standings. Some other working queries include “When were they founded?” “When’s the game?” and “Who’s the first baseman?”

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09:01
Apple releases standalone firmware update for...

It was a weird and quiet update, but maybe it’s critical.

Apple on Wednesday quietly released a standalone update for the recently-released seventh-generation iPod nano, the update offering a set of unspecified changes to the operating system.

The update is listed as v1.0.4, and unlike iOS releases it can only be downloaded and installed via iTunes. The last separate Nano firmware update dates back to 2011, when the watch-like sixth-generation model was still available.

The iPod nano system, though somewhat similar to iOS, is a proprietary OS that isn’t shared by Apple’s other devices. The operating system is...

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09:00
9to5Toys Last Call: 13″ Retina MacBook Pro $1,100,...

Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: TwitterRSS FeedFacebookGoogle+ and Safari push notifications.

Today’s can’t miss deals:
Last Call Updates:

App Store Free App of the Week:...

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09:00
Boot Camp 6: run Windows 10 on Macs

Some people don't have a choice; they have to use Microsoft Windows because of corporate policy. But others, especially those in a "Bring Your Own Device" environment, have the luxury of using Macs to run both Mac OS X and Windows. It's done one of two ways -- running a virtual machine under software like Parallels Desktop, VMware or Oracle VirtualBox, or setting up a dual-boot Mac using Apple's Boot Camp software. The latest version of Boot Camp is now available, and Boot Camp 6 makes it possible to run Redmond's latest operating system -- Microsoft Windows 10 -- on a variety of Macs. Here's a full list of Macs supporting Windows 10:

MacBook

• MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, early 2015)

MacBook Air

• MacBook Air (13-inch, early 2015)

• MacBook Air (11-inch, early 2015)

• MacBook Air (13-inch, early 2014)

• MacBook Air (11-inch, early 2014)

• MacBook Air (13-inch, mid 2013)

• MacBook Air (11-...

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08:59
Apple adds Windows 10 support to Boot Camp for all...

If you're one of those people who runs Windows on your Mac, good news: Apple has just released Boot Camp 6, which brings updated drivers and official support for Windows 10 to the company's hardware. New installs of Windows using the Boot Camp Assistant tool should download the new drivers automatically, and those performing upgrade installs can use the Windows version of Apple's Software Update tool to download the new drivers before performing the Windows 10 upgrade install.

The new Boot Camp update supports all iMacs, Mac Minis, Mac Pros, MacBook Pros, MacBooks Airs, and MacBooks released after 2012; that's not to say that you can't get it working on older Macs, but you're on your own. If that seems a bit stingy, remember that most PC OEMs aren't officially supporting systems...

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08:56
Apple Pay competitor Samsung Pay launching in the US...

At its Unpacked press event on Thursday, Samsung announced that Samsung Pay -- its answer to mobile payment systems like Apple Pay -- will launch in the U.S. on Sept. 28.

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08:56
Killer Deal: Free AppleCare on these mid-2015 15...

For our final back-to-school MacBook Pro promo of the season from Apple Authorized Reseller Adorama, readers can get free AppleCare (a $349 value) on 7 different mid-2015 15" MacBook Pro configurations, plus additional instant discounts, a free accessory, free shipping and no sales tax collected in 48 states. Or use exclusive coupons to discount all other configurations to the lowest prices anywhere.

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08:55
Ahead of new iPhones, Samsung announces Galaxy Note...

Ahead of the new iPhones currently rumored to be announced on September 9th, Samsung has today announced the latest in its Galaxy line of smartphones. The Korean company introduced the Samsung Galaxy Note 5, as well as a larger S6 Edge called — yes, it’s a bit of a mouthful — the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+. The company also detailed the launch of its Samsung Pay mobile payments platform.

Samsung is touting the S6 Edge+ as “better for multimedia,” while the Galaxy Note 5 is “perfect for multitaskers.” The “Apps edge” feature lets S6 Edge+ users get quick access to their favorite apps, while “People edge” lets you quickly find contacts. The...

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08:28
iHome's HomeKit smart plug goes on sale to...

Chances are you already own an iHome accessory—most likely a speaker or iPhone dock. Now the company is expanding into smart home accessories with the new HomeKit-compatible iSP5 SmartPlug, which promises to make your dumb appliances more intelligent without a hub.

iHome

Use the iHome Control app for iOS to control the rooms in your house.

The $40 wall plug is iHome’s first entry into smart home products. It uses Wi-Fi to let you control any small electronic device under 1800 watts—that includes lights, home audio set-ups, window air-conditioners, coffee makers, etc. Using the iHome Control app for iOS (or Android), you can create “scenes” that let you control all of the smart plugs in a room. You can toggle on an away mode in a scene to turn off all the devices that are plugged in, or you can manage each plug individually. The plugs are designed to stack on top of each other, so you can use two per standard...

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08:28
Samsung takes on Apple's iPhone 6 Plus with 5.7...

South Korean electronics giant Samsung on Thursday officially unveiled its new jumbo-sized Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+, a pair of 5.7-inch handsets designed to compete against Apple's smash hit iPhone 6 Plus.

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08:26
Apple releases Boot Camp 6 drivers, offers boosted...

If you’re using Boot Camp and just installed Windows 10, you might want to snag this.

Apple on Wednesday released its Boot Camp 6 update to add drivers for Windows 10. The update is still propagating and is not yet available for OS X, although it’s been noted the update is available within Windows partitions in Boot Camp.

Boot Camp 6 also includes support for several Mac features within Windows 10, including USB 3, USB-C, Thunderbolt, built-in SD and SDXC card slots, built-in or external Apple SuperDrives, and the Apple keyboard, mouse and trackpad.

Windows 10 support is only available on select Macs with OS X Yosemite and the...

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08:08
Apple quietly recalling some Apple TV units, cites...

This is why recall programs exist.

Apparently, a few Apple TV units have been quietly recalled due to Wi-Fi-related problems. In one case, a user received an email from Apple Apple informing him that his device has a faulty part.

Apple is offering affected customers the opportunity to exchange their faulty Apple TV unit for a functional one. The company is reaching out to each affected customer individually and has not updated its website to acknowledge the recall, suggesting that only a few users received Apple TVs with the faulty part.

The affected units appear to have been purchased over the last several weeks and Apple...

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08:04
iHome releases HomeKit-ready iSP5 SmartPlug, first...

Announced at CES in January, the iSP5 SmartPlug ($40) — iHome’s first smart home accessory, and first Apple HomeKit accessory — is now officially available for purchase. The SmartPlug installs easily in an existing wall outlet, enabling users to enjoy iOS-based remote control of a connected lamp, fan, air conditioner or other electronic device. Two SmartPlugs can be stacked atop one another on a standard wall plate, and multiple SmartPlugs can be grouped as “scenes” for simultaneous iOS control within a home. Interestingly, the new accessory’s compatibility isn’t limited to iOS and HomeKit…

...

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07:49
Opinion: After getting assimilated by the Apple...

As regular readers will know, it took a little while for the Apple Watch to really grow on me. But even back when I wasn’t convinced I needed a smartwatch, I still had to admire the design. And the Digital Crown was a large part of how Apple got the smartwatch right when others hadn’t yet cracked it. A fundamental problem with a small touchscreen is that touching it covers up much of the content. The Digital Crown overcomes that, allowing us to scroll content without our thumb getting in the way.

But while today’s iPhone screens may be larger than they used to be, they are still pretty small in the scheme of things. Scrolling with a thumb still covers...

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07:47
Ghostery Review

Macworld:

Check out Ghostery, a Safari extension (also available for Firefox, Chrome, and Internet Explorer). With Ghostery installed, whenever you visit a Web page that uses such tricks to track, you’ll briefly see a box listing all the services that are tracking your visit to that page.

Click the Ghostery icon in Safari’s toolbar, and you get a detailed list of each of those service along with the specific script(s) each is using on that Web page. Click a script to view it in a new Safari tab or window. Click the More Info link next to a service to view Ghostery’s page for that company, which includes information about the company; contact information; a link to the company’s full privacy policy; and a summary of the types of data the company collects, how that data is shared, and how long it’s retained.

I’ve been using Ghostery for a while and really like the way it reminds me of just how much tracking is going on and it shows you just how ridiculous the...

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07:42
Samsung unveils 2.5-inch 16TB SSD: The world’s...

Ars Technica:

At the Flash Memory Summit in California, Samsung has unveiled what appears to be the world’s largest hard drive—and somewhat surprisingly, it uses NAND flash chips rather than spinning platters. The rather boringly named PM1633a, which is being targeted at the enterprise market, manages to cram almost 16 terabytes into a 2.5-inch SSD package. By comparison, the largest conventional hard drives made by Seagate and Western Digital currently max out at 8 or 10TB.

That’s quite a lot of porn.

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07:40
HTC, Lenovo announce job cuts as losses mount in...

Asian tech heavyweights HTC and Lenovo have revealed plans to slash their respective workforces and restructure their mobile phone units, moves designed to stem financial losses as the companies struggle to compete in the global mobile marketplace.

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07:30
Some 3rd-generation Apple TVs are being recalled

Apple is doing a targeted recall of 3rd-generation Apple TVs due to a faulty part. It's not known if the part -- which was not identified -- can cause a safety issue, which is a common reason for recalls of electronic devices.

Rather than sending out a blanket noticed to all Apple TV owners, Apple is only contacting customers who are affected by the problem. This indicates that the part was only used in a small number of units.

Users who have a defective unit receive a replacement Apple TV overnight, even if the original device was not exhibiting symptoms of the problem. 

Apple last recall program focused on the...

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07:05
Apple making 'premium' accessory packaging...

Apple is reportedly beginning to enforce a mandatory policy of standardized, Apple-like product packaging for at least some third-party accessories sold in Apple Stores, according to an internal company memo.

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06:18
New Apple TV expected, but streaming video service...

Apple is expected to unveil a brand new Apple TV in less than a month, but consumers waiting for a new companion streaming video service from the Cupertino-based company may have to wait longer, according to investment firm Piper Jaffray.

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06:17
New 15TB SSD fits world’s highest-capacity hard...

Continuing its push to make solid-state drives (SSDs) the dominant storage medium of next-generation computers, Samsung has revealed the PM1633a, a 15.36TB SSD that is believed to be the world’s highest-capacity hard drive. More amazingly, notes an Ars Technica report, that incredible capacity — over 120 times the storage of an entry-level MacBook Air or MacBook Pro — fits within a compact 2.5″ hard drive enclosure.

The PM1633a’s debut ahead of a comparably capacious spinning platter hard disk demonstrates the degree to which SSDs are rapidly replacing...

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06:05
Apple patent filing is for making online ads more...

Apple has filed for a patent (number 20150227979) with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office that's designed to make online ads more effective at catching your attention.

In the patent filing, Apple says that, given the popularity of electronic devices such as mobile phones, tablets, personal computers, or any other network enabled computing device, online advertising "can be an extremely effective way for advertisers to reach a wide mass of potential customers and induce numerous users to purchase their products." Not surprisingly, many advertisers place a premium value on advertising space that is more likely to reach their target audience. 

According to Apple's invention, the value of an online advertising slot is determined in a number of ways. For example, the slot's valuation will vary depending on the targeted demographics such as age, income, gender, ethnicity, level of education, occupation, etc. In addition, the...

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06:00
Work smart with Focus for Mac, iPhone and iPad

Focus for the Mac ($19.99) and iPhone/iPad ($4.99, universal with Apple Watch support) is a productivity timer with several thoughtful little touches. It fits nicely with how I like to work, and I believe several of you will like it, too.

Many years ago I came across a productivity practice called The Pomodoro Technique. In a nutshell, it's this:

  • Work for 25 minutes without pause
  • Take a five-minute break
  • Start another 25-minute work session
  • Every fourth time, extend the break to 20 minutes, then start over

There is no shortage of Pomodoro timer apps, including the very nice, browser-based...

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05:51
External Link: Apple Is Recalling Some Apple TV Units

Apple has reached out to some recent purchasers of the third-generation Apple TV, telling them that their units were shipped with a faulty part, and that the company will replace them free of charge, even throwing in an iTunes gift card for the trouble. Apple hasn’t issued a public statement, meaning that this issue probably only affects a handful of customers. There is no need to worry about this unless Apple contacts you.

 

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05:50
Apple's AirDrop could eventually encrypt data,...

Apple's AirDrop could eventually encrypt data before sending it to another device, which can be used for backup. The company has filed for a patent (number 20150230078) with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office for "secure ad hoc data backup to nearby friend devices."

AirDrop helps you quickly transfer files between your Mac and nearby Mac computers or iOS devices using Wi-Fi. You don't have to be connected to the same network in order to transfer files – your devices automatically set up a direct wireless connection for AirDrop.

AirDrop is available from the Finder, the Share menu, and in Open and Save windows. When you choose AirDrop in Yosemite, your Mac looks for nearby devices that can also use AirDrop. This includes Macs with OS X Lion or later installed, and iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices with iOS 7 or later. 

According to Apple's...

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05:35
Macs and iOS devices may soon identify folks in...

Apple wants your Mac, iPhone and iPad to be able to recognize people in a photograph by facial recognition, then send them a copy of the picture. The company has filed for a patent (number 20150227782) with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office for "systems and methods for sending digital images."

Per the patent filing, you can use your iPhone or iPad to take a picture. The picture may be sent from your iOS device to other users via email or text-message by a communication application. Sending the picture may include selecting the recipients and selecting the image to send. 

The location to which the image would be sent is based on data in your Contacts app. You can add contact information for recognized faces lacking contact information, and you can update existing contact info as needed. 

Addresses of individuals not in the picture may also be added to a recipient list and the picture sent to those individuals as well as...

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05:00
BQ's Ubuntu Bows on World Stage


BQ last week opened an Ubuntu global store accessible to anyone who wants to buy an Aquaris Ubuntu Edition handset. BQ recently launched the BQ Aquaris E4.5 and E5 HD Ubuntu Edition smartphones in Europe. Both BQ and Canonical, which provides commercial support for Ubuntu Linux, have acknowledged network frequency and mobile operator compatibility issues in some countries, including the U.S. The goal is to reach interested Ubuntu community members who would like to get a taste of the Ubuntu mobile experience.

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04:32
Internal Apple memo on third-party packaging reveals...

We first revealed last month that Apple is requiring a number of third-party accessory suppliers to revamp the packaging of products sold in the company’s retail stores to provide a more Apple-like appearance. We knew then that the detailed spec included mostly white packaging, simpler fonts, new photography, higher-quality materials, and more consistent compatibility labeling.

A copy of an internal memo obtained by Business Insider reveals that the requirement for new photography extends as far as “consistent product shot photo angles.”

The new designs bring an elevated look and feel to our third-...

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04:01
Boot Camp now supports 64-bit Windows 10 on a wide...

Apple has announced in a support document that Boot Camp now supports 64-bit versions of Windows 10 on a wide range of Macs dating back to 2012. The updated version of Boot Camp is currently rolling out to Yosemite users – if you haven’t yet received it, it should show up when you use the Mac App Store to check for updates.

Apple gives instructions for performing both a new install and an upgrade from earlier versions of Windows.

Supported Macs are:

  • MacBook Air from Mid 2012
  • MacBook Pro from Mid 2012
  • MacBook Pro with Retina display from Mid 2012
  • iMac from Late 2012
  • Mac mini from Late 2012...
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02:40
Apple invention lets iPhone owners AirDrop encrypted...

According to an Apple invention published Thursday, the company is looking into forms of data sharing that would allow an iPhone owner having connectivity issues to offload files normally stored in the cloud to a "friendly device" for later retrieval.

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01:41
Apple invention automatically shares photos based on...

In an invention published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday, Apple outlines a process of identifying individuals in a digital image using facial recognition techniques and sending a copy of the photo out to those people by associating contact information pulled from an app like Contacts.

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01:13
Instructions for setting up a second MDC for Xsan...

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Hi Everyone,

Are there any instructions available about how to configure for example a Mac Mini to act as a secondary MDC incase the primary MDC fails?

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23:44
Apple brings Windows 10 support to Mac in Boot Camp...

Apple announced through a Support Pages document published Wednesday that the latest version of Boot Camp, which is currently rolling out to OS X Yosemite users as a system update, now comes with support for 64-bit versions of Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system.

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22:38
Google Drive web viewer can open files using...

You can easily launch files within applications on your PCs or Macs from the Google Drive folder, but now you can also do so straight from the cloud service's web viewer. If you have the viewer loaded on your browser, right click on a file to previ...

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21:35
Even the world's no.1 PC maker finds selling...

Lenovo is the biggest PC maker in the world, but smartphones remain a challenge. The company's mobile arm announced a pre-tax loss of $292 million for the three months ending in June: Motorola phones shipped stood at 5.9 million, down just less than...

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20:55
StorNext client won't mount SAN volume after...

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I had a RAID controller die in one of the RAID units in our SAN. I was able to replace it OK and after some messing with cvlabel (the new controller was showing up as a duplicate LUN), the XSAN MDCs are happy and all of the Mac clients are happy again.

However, I have one StorNext client for a Linux system that refuses to mount the SAN volume after the change was made. The lines I found in /usr/cvfs/debug/mount.SAN.out have this to say:

Mounting filesystem SAN on /Volumes/SAN
nthreads=12, ReadOnly=no
buffers=yes, sparse=yes, protect_alloc=no, syslog=info, allowdupmount=no
timeout=100, recon=hard, retrans=12, mnt_recon=hard, mnt_retrans=1
Error mounting possibly due to unavailable disks.
mount.cvfs: Can't mount filesystem 'SAN': No such device
System log may contain additional details...

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20:31
Apple team-up promises more diversity among tech...

Apple knows that improving the diversity of its workforce doesn't just depend on hiring more workers, or dishing out scholarships -- it also has to recruit a wider range of interns that could eventually become permanent staff. To that end, it's par...

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19:36
Google adds its replacement for addresses to Google...

Sure exact coordinates are useful if you're treasure hunting, but if you're just trying to find something in a part of the world where addresses are uncommon or nonexistent, they're way too long. Google proposed a fix earlier this year with the rol...

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18:39
The next versions of iOS and OS X will track your...

Apple has made much ado of Spotlight's smart, info-fetching abilities in iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan, but one relatively undersold feature might just prove a lifesaver if you or your friends are frequent travelers. Both of the upcoming operating sys...

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18:38
Google for iOS updated w/ always-on ‘Ok Google,’...

Google today has started rolling out an update to its iOS app for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. The update, the first significant update to come to the app in some amount of time, bumps it to version 7.0 and includes a handful of notable new features.

First off, you can now say “Ok Google” while on any webpage to get detailed answers about whatever topic your researching. For instance, you could say “Ok Google, where was he born?” while reading an article about Paul George. You could also say “Ok Google, how far away is this place?” while reading about a restaurant or shopping location.

Next up, the Google app on iOS now includes more detailed local search results,...

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18:00
Report: Apple working w/ more than 40 companies in...

Amid falling sales of the device, The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple is working with more than 40 tech companies to make the iPad a more appealing work tool. Apple is reportedly working with officials from professionals in the business app market to train its own specialists to better sell towards workforces, which will lead to

Apple is working with companies such as accounting leader Xero, digital cash register company Revel Systems, and software firm ServiceMax. Apple is reportedly reviewing its partners’ apps and providing guidance as to what steps should be taken. Apple’s end goal with its...

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17:50
Apple making unlikely enterprise bedfellows to...

A report on Wednesday fleshed out Apple's plan to take a bigger piece of the business workplace technology pie by leveraging its mobile iPad platform, a strategy that entails opening up operations to smaller firms.

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17:43
Get your telescopes: the Perseids meteor shower...

It's that time of the year again when you can enjoy a spectacular natural light show in the sky, courtesy of the Perseids. The meteor shower peaks tonight, so if you're living somewhere in the Northern Hemisphere, ready your binoculars, telescopes...

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17:08
Apple recalls small batch of 3rd-gen Apple TVs over...

In what appears to be a targeted recall program, Apple this week notified an unknown number of customers that their recently purchased third-generation Apple TV unit would be replaced due to a faulty part.

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16:14
I know I’ve seen this watch interface before

But I can’t quite put my finger on it.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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15:46
Native flight tracking support in iOS 9 and OS X El...

…when iOS 9 beta detects a flight number, in this case Delta #2182, it transforms the text into an actionable link connected to data pulled from an offsite server. A long press on said link brings up options to preview flight information or copy text.

This is a great little added feature.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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15:44
Catalyst's Apple Watch case touts waterproof...

Accessories firm Catalyst on Wednesday announced preorder availability of a new waterproof case for Apple Watch, which boasts full access to touchscreen and physical controls, heart rate monitor and inductive charging dock.

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14:40
Apple issues rare software update for 7th-gen iPod...

Apple on Wednesday released an unusual standalone update for the seventh-generation iPod nano, making unspecified changes to the media player's proprietary operating system.

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14:32
Apple brings native flight tracking support to iOS 9...

An unannounced feature rolling out in Apple's upcoming iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan operating systems will let users view up-to-date airline flight status, as well as a preview of projected flight paths, using specially crafted data detectors.

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14:24
Qualcomm Ups the Ante With Next-Gen Processor...


Qualcomm on Wednesday unveiled its Adreno 5xx GPU architecture next-generation visual processing technology and its 14-bit Spectra image signal processing unit at SIGGRAPH in Los Angeles. The first two GPUs to use the new architecture, the Adreno 530 and 510, will be integrated in Qualcomm's forthcoming Snapdragon 820 and 620/618 processors. The Snapdragon 820 also will feature the 14-bit ISP, which supports DSLR-quality photography and enhanced computer vision.

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14:00
AWT News Update: August 12, 2015

Spanning the globe to bring you the constant variety of Apple news... the thrill of new product introduction... and the agony of share price declines... the human drama of technological innovation... This is AWT's News Update!

    •    Microsoft is at it again, this time releasing a new version of Remote Desktop for Mac
    •    20 more Apple Maps Flyover locations!
    •    Chicago is getting a glass cube Apple Store on the Miracle Mile
    •    Twitter opens DMs to 10,000 characters

Don't want to listen to the News Update? Read it instead. See below...

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Hi, I’m Steve Sande from Apple World Today, and this is the AWT News Update for August 12, 2015.

Remember the old Microsoft Remote Desktop app? No? Well, it was...

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13:31
Setlists app for iOS

Catalog your repertoire. Prompt your lyrics live on stage. Keep everyone in sync. If you perform live on stage, alone or with a group, Setlists will make you a better professional. Forget carrying around heavy binders of paper and writing up tonight’s set on a napkin with a Sharpie.

Great looking app. I’ll be using this one.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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13:11
Apple Pay rival CurrentC could be delayed again as...

CurrentC, the mobile payments solution backed by big retailers such as Target, Walmart, and Best Buy, might not launch this year after all, and some member stores are now throwing their support behind Apple Pay.

Retail consortium MCX, which runs CurrentC, will still kick off a pilot program in a few weeks in Columbus, Ohio. But MCX CEO Brian Mooney told Recode that the group isn’t rushing a wider rollout, despite earlier plans for a mid-2015 public launch.

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12:58
Multitasking for iPad in iOS 9

Rene Ritchie takes an in-depth look at multitasking in iOS.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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12:45
Apple partners with Code2040 to hire black and...

Apple on Wednesday announced a partnership with Code2040 that will see the company hire a handful of black and Latino computer science students as interns, part of a broader attempt at improving the racial diversity of its workforce.

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12:26
Podcast 469: Of ice cream and Apple Pay

It's the dog days of summer, the time when Google makes all the news, by making itself a subsidiary of...itself. So that's an interesting discussion, and this episode also contains lots of follow-up and a delicious selection of new business, as we ramp up to September, when Apple will release new hardware and software.

So Glenn updates us on the malware situation, and how much worse our Android-using friends have it. Any day we can laugh at CurrentC is a good day, and now it seems the Apple Pay competitor is nearing the end of its exclusivity agreement with retailers like Rite Aid—before CurrentC even managed to launch its product. Wi-Fi Calling and Wi-Fi Assist are coming with iOS 9, Verizon is changing up the way it sells new phones and service, and the new iPad mini sounds pretty predictable but will be welcome nonetheless.

To read this article...

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12:00
Bringing grayscale to life with Codijy Color Magic 3...

One of the classic scenes of cinema is in “The Wizard of Oz,” when Dorothy — who starts the film in black and white Kansas — regains consciousness in the land of Oz, where everything is in color. Color adds life to monochrome images. We’ve all seen colorized black and white films — some made with success, others horribly botched — but up until now there hasn’t been an easy way to take a black and white photo and colorize it realistically. Codijy Color Magic 3 for Mac ($59.95 with free trial) is an amazing app launched today that creates color masterpieces from those grayscale photos with surprising ease.

So, who could use Color Magic 3? Anyone with a bunch of old family photos that they’d like to colorize in a realistic manner or professional or advanced amateur photographers who want a way to play with color intelligently.




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12:00
The Week in iOS Accessories: Keeping cables nice

Keeping cables nice

This week’s roundup includes a couple of accessories that solve the problem of keeping your cables un-bent and un-broken. Read on!

Bucardo

The Pendulum Collection is still in its Kickstarter phase, but we like the core idea: Stick your Apple Watch on the end of a chain, like a pocket watch or pendant, and rock your new-school iOS device in a very old-school way. (Next up: Google Glass is replaced by Google Monocles.)

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11:58
You can now send Twitter DMs that are way longer...

Twitter wants you to wax poetic.

The micro-blogging site now lets you send private direct messages that are way longer than the typical 140 characters. Twitter has finally expanded the DM limit to a whopping 10,000 characters. Public tweets, however, remain limited to 140 characters.

The expansion of DM character limits began rolling out on Wednesday across Twitter’s iOS and Android apps, as well as on the web, Tweetdeck, and Twitter for Mac. Twitter users who still send and receive tweets and direct messages via SMS (does anyone do that?) will continue to be limited to 140 characters.

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11:24
Intel modems may be in up to half of next-gen iPhone...

Chipmaker Intel may have won as much as half of the orders for modems in Apple's next-generation iPhones shipping this fall, an analyst with Northland Capital Markets claimed on Wednesday.

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11:07
Removing the 140-character limit from Direct...

Twitter:

While Twitter is largely a public experience, Direct Messages let you have private conversations about the memes, news, movements, and events that unfold on Twitter. Each of the hundreds of millions of Tweets sent across Twitter every day is an opportunity for you to spark a conversation about what’s happening in your world. That’s why we’ve made a number of changes to Direct Messages over the last few months. Today’s change is another big step towards making the private side of Twitter even more powerful and fun.

I honestly don’t know if this is a good thing or not.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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10:58
Happy Hour Podcast 027 | Possible Sept. 9 iPhone...

Along with the recent release of iOS 9 beta 5, a recent report suggests the new iPhone and Apple TV could be announced in early September. Along with that, Apple announces massive numbers for its streaming music service and Google has completely restructured the company. The Happy Hour podcast is available for download on iTunes and through our dedicated RSS feed...

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10:44
Apple planning new flagship store in Chicago, could...

Apple is reportedly set to move its store on Chicago's famous Michigan Avenue down the street into a new riverfront location, with a "mostly below ground" design that will mimic that of its iconic Fifth Avenue location in New York.

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10:33
Apple sponsoring Code2040 fellowship program with...

Apple this year will be platinum sponsor of Code2040’s fellowship program geared toward increasing diversity in the tech industry, the company shared with Buzzfeed. Through its sponsorship, Apple will hire 10 of the fellowship program’s 80 students as paid interns working at the company’s Cupertino headquarters.

Denise Young Smith, Apple’s VP of Worldwide Human Resources, said the partnership with Code2040 will offer new opportunities to young Latino/as and African-Americans:...

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10:19
Thunderstrike2 Details Revealed

An anonymous reader writes: Prior to DefCon and BlackHat, we learned that Trammell Hudson had developed a firmware worm for Apple machines that could spread over Thunderbolt hardware accessories. Now that both conferences have finished, Hudson has published slides and an annotated transcript detailing how the worm works. A brief quote: "Thunderstrike 2 takes advantage of four older, previously disclosed vulnerabilities. These had all been known and fixed on other platforms, but not on Apple's MacBooks. ... Speed Racer (Incorrect BIOS_CNTL configuration, 2014, VU#766164), Darth Venamis (S3 boot script injection, 2014, VU#976132) Snorlax (Flash configuration is not set after S3 sleep, 2013 VU#577140) and PrinceHarming (2015) Unsigned Option ROMs (2007, 2012). ... While we're looking at Apple specifically in this research, the overall message is that many vendors are not keeping up to date and are not responding to CERT, especially if it requires effort to port or test vulnerabilities...

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10:12
Everybody Can Run - Not Walk - to the Rapture


With the post-apocalyptic adventure game Everybody's Gone to the Rapture, Sony may have a cult classic on its hands. The PlayStation 4 exclusive became available Tuesday. The Chinese Room, a game development studio that previously worked exclusively on PC and Mac titles, developed Everybody's Gone to the Rapture with the support of Sony and SCE's Santa Monica Studio. The independent game bears similarities to The Chinese Room's Dear Esther, an adventure game in which a novelist explores a mainly deserted island.

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10:00
Apple joins official NFC Forum as a sponsor, takes...

9to5Mac:

Apple has joined the official NFC Forum as a top-tier sponsor. Along with the sponsorship role, Apple has joined the forum’s Board of Directors, according to the forum’s official website.

With representation and sponsorship of the forum, Apple will be able to help advance the development of NFC chips across the industry and develop new NFC-based products at a quicker pace.

Apple has joined multiple industry forums for key components over the past several years, and the Cupertino-based company is a core member of both the USB and Bluetooth connectivity organizations.

This will undoubtedly help drive even more innovation in NFC. Apple waited to implement the protocol until they had the device to really take advantage of it. Now that they do, they are looking to use their directorship to drive further development in ways beneficial to the company.

...

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09:46
Slide Over and Split View multitasking for iPad in...

iMore:

iOS 9 takes multitasking from the background and puts it right up front on the iPad.

Apple calls it Multitasking for iPad. The iPad, of course, has always multitasked at the system level, and over the years has gained background tasks and refresh and other forms of third-party multitasking as well. With iOS 9, however, the iPad is getting more than just the ability to do multiple things at once—it’s getting the ability to show multiple apps at once. It’s getting Slide Over and Split View.

Both Slide Over and Split View allow you to have two apps on-screen at the same time—a “primary” app and a “secondary” app. The primary app is the one you start with, full screen. The secondary app is the one you bring in that either overlays a part of the screen in Slide Over or takes over part of the screen in Split View.

This new functionality might actually get me using my iPad more. It’s been gathering dust since I got the iPhone 6 plus but Slide Over and...

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09:16
Apple joins NFC Forum, will help shape future of...

Apple this week officially joined the NFC Forum, a nonprofit industry association that promotes the short-range wireless technology essential to secure mobile payment services, including Apple Pay.

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09:15
Alphabear for iOS rewards big words and big bears...

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

This special stage already has stone barriers impeding your path, but there’s still room to spell out long words.

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