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Tuesday April 8

06:09
Apple, Google & others could pay '...

A class-action lawsuit from tech sector employees against employers including Apple and Google seeks some $9 billion in lost wages --?an astronomical sum that the complainants could ultimately receive, some believe, thanks to a mountain of evidence appearing to implicate Silicon Valley employers in an alleged no-hire cartel.



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06:02
Adobe Lightroom Comes to the iPad

Adobe announced the immediate availability of Lightroom for the iPad on Monday as a companion app for Lightroom 5 on the Mac and Windows. Lightroom is Adobe's professional photography management and editing application.

The Mac Observer Spin: iPhoto on the iPad is nice, but it isn't the same as having a mobile version of Aperture. Right now, Adobe is doing more for professional photographers on the go than Apple. It's your move, Cupertino.


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06:00
iPhone Tips: Improving Touch ID accuracy

Since I was in a fingerprint scanning news mood, I thought it would be a good time to share this tip that I learned recently. Courtesy of iOS 7.1, you can now add additional training to your Touch ID settings in order to improve accuracy. In iOS 7.0.x, the only way to try and improve Touch ID was really to start over, and once it told you that the training was finished, you could opt to continue adding more scans of your finger. In 7.1, Apple made it fairly painless.

Here’s how it’s done. Open the Settings app on your iPhone 5S and go to the Touch ID & Passcode section. You will be prompted for your ‘character’ passcode, and then you will find the list of registered fingers under Fingerprints. Here’s the cool part! Simply place the finger you want to add scan training for (in the image, the “Right thumb”) on the phone’s Touch ID sensor/Home...

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06:00
Daily App: Rormix brings indie music videos to your...

Aspiring musicians have several ways to promote their music. One tool new to the scene is Rormix, which focuses not on music but on music videos. The app recently received a major overhaul making it easier to find new artists that match your taste in...

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05:59
Samsung sues newspaper over negative reports of...

The newspaper is sticking to its story.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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05:30
Apple’s Touch ID vs. Samsung fingerprint scanner

In three days, anyone who has been longing to get their hands on a new Samsung Galaxy S5 will get their wish, assuming quantities are sufficient. The internet has already been awash with reviews and first looks, but video demos of Samsung’s fingerprint scanner, making its debut on the S5, have been of particular interest. Over on YouTube, user iCrackUriDevice has a pretty thorough comparison between the S5′s scanner and Apple’s Touch ID scanner on the iPhone 5S. (does anyone else see the irony in the 5S vs. the S5?)

As you can see from the video, setting up scanning on both phones seems similar and straight-forward. Where the Galaxy S5′s scanner seems to drop the ball is in the physical scanning of the user’s finger. The oblong design of the S5′s...

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04:34
Rumor: Quanta to build 65M Apple "iWatch"...

A suspect new report out of China claims to have a great deal of specifics on Apple's rumored "iWatch," namely that it will debut in the third quarter of this year and will include advanced sensors to detect a user's heart rate and blood pressure, among other things.



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04:10
Rumor: Apple planning to release iWatch in August-...

 

Concept image: Stephen Olmstead

You can’t get much sketchier than a Chinese Economic Daily report cited by DigiTimes, but the former is citing supply chain sources in claiming that Apple plans to release the iWatch in the third quarter of this year, and that the company expects to ship 65M units this year.

The iWatch will be manufactured by Quanta Computer, while Taiwan-based chip design house Richtek has also entered the supply chain. The device’s touch panel will be supplied by TPK, the paper noted. [With Samsung making the processor to Apple's design.]

The original story says that suppliers have been...

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01:53
Apple vs. Samsung, Day Three: Into the weeds of...

Over the weekend, Apple filed a notice with the court that it could wrap up its main presentation by tomorrow at the earliest, but expects to be done no later than Friday, barring any changes to Samsung's pattern of cross-examination. On Monday, patent expert Andrew Cockburn from New Zealand was summoned back to the witness stand for a scant 16 minutes of light cross-examination, followed by testimony from Apple engineer Thomas Deniau and a pair of additional patent experts....



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01:01
Apple notifies winners, losers of WWDC 2014 ticket...

This year, those wishing to attend Apple's Worldwide Developer's Conference don't just need to have $1,600 burning a hole in their pockets; they also need lady luck on their side. Due to last year's instant sellout of the conference, Apple has decided to move to a lottery system to help ensure that people from across different time zones have a chance of attending. Those selected in the lottery are being notified by email, and will have until April 14 to buy their ticket....



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Monday April 7

23:18
Adobe officially debuts Lightroom Mobile for iPad

In a surprise debut on Monday, Adobe took the wraps of its briefly-leaked Lightroom Mobile for iPad, a mobile version of its desktop software intended as a companion app to the full version for desktops and notebooks. As such, it requires both the latest version of Lightroom 5 (which was also updated earlier today to v5.4) for Mac or Windows, and a subscription to Adobe's Creative Cloud subscription service in order to use the free application. The program uses syncing and lower-rez thumbnails to get around the problem of the iPad's limited storage....



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23:02
Rumor: Apple plans to bring iPhone baseband chip...

A rumor from the Far East on Tuesday claims Apple is mulling the creation of a research and development team that will be responsible for designing future iPhone baseband processors to be used as soon as 2015.



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22:45
Amazon A9′s VP of Search heads to Apple to fix up...

Benoit Dupin, Vice President of Amazon A9′s Search Technology group, has left the high-profile search technology firm to take up a job with Apple. Dupin’s profile from Amazon A9′s executive management website disappeared this week, and his LinkedIn profile has been updated to reflect that he began his position as a director at Apple this month.

Amazon A9 is Amazon’s Palo Alto, California-based subsidiary that focuses on developing Amazon’s marquee search and advertising functionality. While Amazon has become popular in the tablet, eBook reader, and now set-top-box worlds, its core business has, of course, been Amazon.com, and Dupin’s work on search powers the heart of the online sales giant…

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22:30
Digitimes: Apple working on in-house baseband chip...

Apple is reportedly putting together a new engineering team that would focus on creating baseband hardware for future iPhone models, according to Digitimes. Apple’s current chips are supplied by Qualcomm, but is said to be considering a move to an in-house design as it did with its mobile processors with the launch of the iPad.

The report indicates that any such design would not appear in hardware this year, but could be considered for the next round of iPhone updates. That would put it on track for what we could tentatively call the iPhone 6s.

Of course, this report...

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22:07
Analyst: Apple could outperform consensus Q2...

Analyst Brian White of Cantor Fitzgerald, who is currently on a tour of Asia and meeting with partners in Apple's supply chain and resellers, has told investors in a memo on Monday that his sources indicate that Apple sales strengthened substantially in March, following a "soft" January and February. While still believing that sales will be down 24 percent from the holiday quarter (compared to an average drop of 19 percent), White said Apple may still "surprise" analysts -- who have been expecting revenue to be generally flat -- in its next earnings report....



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22:05
Adobe's 'Lightroom mobile' for iPad...

Adobe on Monday introduced Lightroom Mobile for iPad, a touch-friendly accompaniment to the company's suite of photography software that brings powerful new tools to Apple's iOS, including on-the-go RAW image editing.



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21:01
Adobe debuts Lightroom mobile for iPad

Adobe has officially introduced Lightroom mobile for iPad, a subscription-required tablet version of its photo editing and management software. Lightroom mobile lets users enhance smartphone photos and RAW images from DSLR cameras, as the new app can handle “virtually any image format.” The new app will also be coming…

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21:01
Adobe releases Lightroom Mobile for iPad today

Lots of Adobe pro users and serious photographers will be thrilled with this news: as of today, you can download Lightroom Mobile for iPad from the iOS App Store. It syncs with Lightroom on your desktop or laptop, and while not meant to be a...

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21:00
Adobe debuts Lightroom Mobile for iPad with powerful...

After briefly leaking earlier this year, Adobe is finally ready to show off its Lightroom Mobile for iPad software for photographers and photo editors. The iPad application borrows many of the essential features from the powerful desktop software and is optimized for the touch input user experience key to the tablet. We’ve taken a sneak peek at Lightroom Mobile for iPad, and we have all the details on Adobe’s latest Lightroom update.

Adobe has really positioned Lightroom Mobile as just that: an updated feature to the existing desktop software. Notice it’s...

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20:21
Intel unveils Thunderbolt Networking for Thunderbolt...

In a direct challenge to the venerable networking standard Ethernet, Intel on Monday introduced Thunderbolt Networking -- an interconnect standard for Thunderbolt 2-equipped devices that can transfer data at up to 10 gigabits (Gb) per second, 10 times faster than the previous limit. Mac users with Thunderbolt 2 devices running OS X Mavericks already have the new feature built-in, with PC drivers for Windows said to be coming "soon."...



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20:00
Developers win the WWDC lottery and other news from...

A few developers have won the WWDC lottery. Developers who wanted to attend the conference in June were notified on Monday evening if they got in. They have a week from the notification to purchase their tickets. Thousands of developers signed up for...

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19:52
Barclays: Apple's 'iWatch' could...

Apple might be looking to lend a helping hand to those who are particularly prone to sunburns or are otherwise sensitive to harmful UV rays, as one analyst believes that the company will include new UV exposure sensors in its so-called "iWatch."



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19:47
Apple continues 'Your Verse' campaign with...

A choreographer for Bollywood movies is the subject of the latest installment of Apple's "Your Verse" iPad campaign, which starts with inspirational stories of individual users on its website that often go on to be incorporated into its television ads. Feroz Khan, the choreographer in question, says he relies on his iPad Air to help with directing and analyzing dance scenes, scouting locations, assisting with costumes and other details involved in the filmmaking process....



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19:02
Apple: Dumb As a Patent Trolling Fox On iPhone Prior...

theodp (442580) writes "GeekWire reports that a Microsoft researcher's 1991 video could torpedo Apple's key 'slide to unlock' patent, one of 5 patents that the iPhone maker cited in its demand for $40 per Samsung phone. Confronted with what appears to be damning video evidence of prior art that pre-dates its 'invention' by more than a decade, Apple has reportedly arguied that the sliding on/off switch demoed by Catherine Plaisant is materially different than the slide to unlock switch that its 7 inventors came up with. Apple's patent has already been deemed invalid in Europe because of similar functionality present in the Swedish Neonode N1M." The toggle widgets demoed in the video (attached below) support sliding across the toggle to make it more difficult to swap state (preventing accidental toggling). The video itself is worth a watch — it's interesting to see modern UIs adopting some of the idioms that testing in the early 90s showed were awful (e.g. Gtk+ 3's state toggles)....

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18:39
Briefly: Amazon Instant Video 2.5, more FXHome...

Amazon's video streaming service app for iOS, Amazon Instant Video, has been updated to version 2.5.0. Powered by Prime Instant Video, users can stream over 40,000 movies and TV episodes, including Amazon's original content. Purchased and rented content can be downloaded for offline viewing from the library, and content can be viewed on Apple TV using AirPlay. In its latest update, Amazon Instant Video is optimized for iOS 7, featuring a revised overall look. Also included are bug fixes and stability improvements. Amazon Instant Video for iOS is available for iPad and iPhone, and can be downlo...



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18:26
Samsung sues newspaper for $284k over negative...

Samsung has sued Electronic Times for 300 million KRW (about $284,000 US) regarding its reporting related to the company's new Galaxy S5 phone.



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18:19
Lessons Learned from Mozilla's Edgy Eich Episode


It seems fair to say that we here in the Linux blogosphere are no strangers to difficult topics, but over the past few weeks FOSS fans have been struggling with what may be one of the trickiest yet. It is, of course, the matter of Brendan Eich. Cofounder of Mozilla, creator of JavaScript, Mozilla CTO for years and then CEO for just 10 days, Eich's term at the helm was cut short as a result of a firestorm of protest over his donation back in 2008 to the campaign for California Proposition 8 opposing same-sex marriage.

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18:03
Samsung profits expected to drop for second straight...

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd is expected to report its second straight quarter of profit decline as its high-end smartphone business loses steam, a trend likely to sharpen the firm’s focus on costs and the cheaper phone market.

Must be the strength of those smartwatches.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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18:00
New emails highlight Phil Schiller's...

Apple and Samsung's ongoing trial continues to provide all sorts of interesting tidbits of information. While we previously described how Apple exec Phil Schiller expressed concern over Samsung's anti-Apple advertising efforts, Business Insider...

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17:58
Microsoft lifts from Apple, intros 'Windows in...

In a somewhat startling direct lift from Apple, Microsoft announced a new "Windows in the car" initiative based on Windows Phone and Windows 8 that would mirror most of what Apple previously called "iOS in the Car" last summer before renaming it CarPlay. The concept, unveiled at last week's Build conference in San Francisco, comes on the heels of Ford's rejection of Microsoft's previous system in its Sync interface in favor of a BlackBerry-powered in-vehicle infotainment system....



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17:51
OPEN TOTALLY WINS

Since Android is so infested with Malware, users feel the need to protect themselves. It makes sense that the No. 1 paid app is Virus Shield, except:

Unfortunately for the buyers, Android Police has discovered that all the app does is change a red “X” graphic to a red “check” graphic. Literally. The 859kb app doesn’t protect, secure, or scan anything.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

This app costs $3.99, has been on the Play Store for just under two weeks and has already had 10,000 downloads with a 4.5 star review from 1,700 people. 2,607 people hit the Google “recommend” button.

Priceless.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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17:37
Apple sends out WWDC 2014 ticket purchase...

Apple on Monday sent out emails to developers who participated in this year's WWDC 2014 ticket lottery, notifying those accepted that tickets will be saved until Apr. 14.



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17:14
Apple notifies winners in the WWDC ticket lottery,...

 

Apple has just sent out emails notifying entrants in the WWDC ticket lottery whether they won a chance to purchase a $1,599 ticket to the conference. Winners will be able to purchase a ticket to the event before April 14th. The conference kicks off on June 2nd and runs through the 6th.

Those who didn’t win a spot haven’t gotten any notification from the company (Update: rejection emails going out now, see below). Those unable to buy a ticket will have to settle for watching the stream of the keynote presentation and recorded videos of the sessions after they happen. If you just want to read all of the announcements early, why not...

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16:38
American Express offers $5 credit to iTunes...

American Express is running a special offer through the month of April allowing cardholders to get $5 back on any $5 purchase through the iTunes music, app, or iBook stores. If you’ve got an American Express card and want to take advantage of the deal, you’ll need to opt-in to the offer through your account online.

Once you’ve done that, just make $5 worth of purchases on iTunes Store with your American Express card. You’ll see the money credited back on your statement during...

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16:33
Apple's Schiller was 'shocked' at ad...

Email correspondence made public as part of the second California Apple v. Samsung patent trial illustrates Apple marketing guru Phil Schiller's displeasure at the company's high-profile ad agency, which in 2013 was under the gun to churn out quality material in light of Samsung's own media blitz.



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16:30
Daily Deals for April 7, 2014, featuring Sound Step...

It's time to save some of that hard-earned cash with our Daily Deals, featuring exclusive TUAW Deals, a handy list from Dealnews and our own handpicked iOS and OS X selections. Don't forget to check out our "Today in the App Store" post that singles...

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16:19
Apple's iOS 7 hits 87 percent, still outpacing...

On Monday, Apple updated its iOS adoption statistics for developers to show that 87 percent of active iOS devices are now running iOS 7, with only 11 percent still on iOS 6 and a mere two percent (presumably devices that cannot upgrade, such as the original iPad) stuck on earlier versions. The figure was achieved less than seven months after the original release of the upgrade in mid-September. By comparison, only about 5.3 percent of Android users have or have been allowed to upgrade to last year's KitKat , which was announced around the same time as iOS 7 and debuted a month later....



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16:10
Finally! MacPaint Has Been Recreated For Your Browser

At long last, someone has filled a gaping hole in our lives: MacPaint in a browser. OK, I said, "finally," but it was actually posted on Tumblr back in October, but it's still totally cool. Called, fittingly enough, CloudPaint, this is a pixel-for-pixel recreation of MacPaint, a piece of software that symbolized why the Mac was so much different from other computers in 1984. If you're up for some Mac nostalgia, or if you just want to get a taste of what it was like to create art on a computer at the beginning of it all, CloudPaint is a great walk down memory lane.


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16:00
Intel expands 10Gbps “Thunderbolt Ethernet”...

Thunderbolt 2 is picking up another feature.

Chris Foresman

If standard gigabit Ethernet isn't cutting it for you, Intel will soon give you another option: this week at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show in Las Vegas, the company announced a new feature called "Thunderbolt Networking" that will soon be available to all PCs with Thunderbolt 2 controllers.

The feature, which will be enabled by an upcoming Windows driver update, will "emulat[e] an Ethernet connection environment" and provide a 10Gbps two-way link between two computers connected with a Thunderbolt cable. Since you'll need to connect the two computers directly to each other, this solution obviously won't scale as well as real 10Gbps networking equipment. But for now, that hardware remains relatively uncommon and expensive—well outside the price range of...

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15:59
G-Tech, LaCie, and Promise show new Thunderbolt 2...

The 2014 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show in Las Vegas is in full swing . As usual, the opening day of this annual gathering brings a host of product announcements aiming to excite this group of performance-hungry video professionals.

LaCie

LaCie took the opportunity to announce three new storage products, Each features Thunderbolt 2 and can be configured to use the latest 6TB hard drives from LaCie’s parent company, Seagate.

The LaCie 2big Thunderbolt 2 is an external, two-drive hardware RAID that connects via Thunderbolt 2 or USB and can be set to work as either a striped or mirrored array. It has two Thunderbolt 2 ports to enable daisy chaining Thunderbolt devices and its two hot...

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15:34
Apple’s Incoming Retail Chief to Be Named Dame of...

Angela Ahrendts, the outgoing CEO of fashion retailer Burberry and the incoming head of Apple's worldwide retail operations, is set to be named a Dame of the British Empire. UK newspaper The Daily Mail reported that Ms. Ahrendts will be so named in a "low key" ceremony, and that she is believed to be starting her gig at Apple this month.


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15:30
The TUAW Daily Update Podcast for April 7, 2014

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get some the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world.

You can listen to today's...

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15:00
SmartThings Hub: Connecting your home, phone and you

At Macworld/iWorld 2014, I delivered a talk about Siri and connected devices titled "Siri's Arms and Legs: Giving Apple's Intelligent Assistant the Power to Control Your World." My original idea for the presentation was based on some work I'd done...

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14:50
Everdock Go, Universal Car Dock

Fuz Designs has launched a Kickstarter campaign for the EverDock Go, a universal car dock to complement their existing Everdock products. What I like about the EverDock line is that they really are universal. There's no cable hardwired in, so you don't have to forsake your lovely dock if you get a different phone, just wire up a different cable and move on with your day. I really like that this is a trend, because right now my house is half 30-pin and half Lightning and it is a giant pain in the neck. Fuz Designs was founded by two former ZAGG employees, a company that knows a little about mobile accessories. The project is already fully funded with 38 days to go. For $39 at Kickstarter you can get a perk of an EverDock Go in silver or black.


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14:30
These hideously ugly, radiation-blocking jeans are...

You know what they say about functionality: "It's always better to look like a fool than have a few specks of dust on your iPhone." Wait, nobody ever said that?

What you see above are a pair of WTFJeans, which are designed specifically for iPhone...

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14:22
Apple's iOS 7 reaches 87% adoption, still...

Apple has updated its App Store statistics for April, reporting that 87 percent of its users accessing the iTunes Store have now installed its latest iOS 7.



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14:17
20 WordPress Themes for $29

We have a deal for you today for 20 WordPress themes designed by Tesla Themes for US$29. There are tons of free WordPress themes out there, but Tesla themes are professionally designed and professionally implemented. If you have a WordPress site, this is a great opportunity to make it look great. This deal expires in 4 days.


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14:04
Apple's Schiller excoriated ad firm in 2013...

In a series of early 2013 emails, Apple's marketing lead Phil Schiller delivered angry words to long-time Apple advertising partner TBWAChiatDay, and specifically its Apple-dedicated Media Arts Lab, according to documents exposed through the ongoing Apple v. Samsung trial. As was mentioned in court, Schiller was upset with a Wall Street Journal piece arguing that Apple had "lost its cool" to Samsung. He forwarded the story to TBWA, simply commenting that "we have a lot of work to do to turn this around."...



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14:02
Bollywood choreographer subject of latest 'Your...

Apple on Monday posted to its website the latest installment of its "Your Verse" ad campaign, this time focusing on Bollywood choreographer Feroz Khan and his the day-to-day with the iPad Air.



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14:00
Videoshop is an excellent video editor for iOS

As Video editors go, Videoshop (free for a limited time, typically US$2.99) is first rate and easy to use. I prefer it to iMovie on iOS and just about anything I have tried.

You can start a new movie or load an old one. If it is one you have loaded...

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13:51
New rumors on 65″ OLED panels being made for Apple

Those Apple television rumors just won’t quit will they? According to Cult of Mac, a new rumor/report from the South Korea-based Korea Herald, an “unnamed” South Korean display manufacture is currently making 65-inch organic light emitting diode (OLED) panel samples for Apple’s proposed “iTV”.

The Korea Herald also reported that a source close to the matter said this on Saturday;

“Around 2 million Apple‘s iTVs with 65- and 77-inch liquid crystal displays were expected to hit the market in the second half of this year. However, Apple...

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13:49
Apple Orders Sample 65-inch Displays Sparking TV Set...

Apple has ordered âsample display panelsâ from a Korean display maker, according to a Korean analyst. Lee Seung-woo, an analyst at Seoul-based IBK Securities, told The Korean Herald that Apple has ordered samples and was working with a local company to produce them, but from there the story gets fuzzy, to be generous.


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13:18
Intel: Thunderbolt Macs will be able to directly...

Thunderbolt is of special interest to the attendees of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show, since it provides the throughput needed for video production. Intel likes to make Thunderbolt announcements at NAB, and this year, the company revealed that Thunderbolt Networking would be expanded so that Macs and PCs can be directly connected.

Since the release of OS X Mavericks, Thunderbolt Macs have been able to directly connect to each other. You'll find a Thunderbolt Bridge option in the Network system preference.

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13:14
More Schiller emails reveal Apple ad turmoil

A recent report illustrated how Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller was bothered by Samsung’s marketing campaign targeting Apple, and newly released January 2013 emails show the back-and-forth between Schiller and Apple ad agency TBWA/Media Arts Lab. These emails, posted by Business Insider, follow Schiller’s email to the agency…

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13:10
∞ Apple says 87% percent of its devices are running...

Apple on Monday updated its Developer Web site with some new numbers indicating that adoption of iOS 7 is very high. According to the numbers released by Apple, 87% of its devices are on iOS 7, 11% are using iOS 6 and 2% are using an iOS version earlier than 6.0.

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13:01
XP Users Have a Bad Headache Coming On


Money will be the biggest problem users of Windows XP will face when Microsoft officially stops supporting it on Tuesday. As a last resort, Microsoft is offering custom support for Windows XP as a temporary stopgap. That could cost as much as $200 per PC per year, Gartner estimated. The UK government reportedly has paid Microsoft about $9 million to extend Windows XP support for one year. The average user will have to shell out for a new Windows 7 or Windows 8 computer and subscribe to Microsoft Office online, at the very least.

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12:59
Future Apple retail SVP Angela Ahrendts gets British...

Apple's incoming senior VP of Retail, Angela Ahrendts, is receiving her expected Dame of the British Empire title today, British newspaper the Daily Mail The honor is equivalent to a knighthood; instead of the Queen, though, today's ceremony will be hosted by Vince Cable, the British government's Secretary of State for Business. Ahrendts is originally American, and non-British citizens can't be granted damehood by the Queen; likewise, while she will be able to attach "DBE" to her name, she won't be able to refer to herself as Dame Ahrendts....



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12:40
Latest ‘Your Verse’ story shares how a Bollywood...

After showcasing how athletes and coaches have been able to utilize the iPad by determining concussions sooner as a part of its ‘Your Verse’ campaign last month, Apple has updated its home page and iPad microsite to tell the story of how the iPad is helping one choreographer find inspiration for his passion…

Specifically, the new story shares Bollywood choreographer Feroz Khan’s experience using the iPad Air to capture elements for dance scenes and routines by capturing photos or videos of things that inspire him.

The story profiles specific apps Khan uses including Artemis HD for...

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12:39
iOS 8: Healthbook as aggregator, faster camera speed

Apple’s planned Healthbook app in iOS 8 is described as “an application that aggregates health and fitness data from various applications and hardware accessories” in a new 9to5Mac article. The feature, which mainly summarizes much of what’s already been reported about iOS 8, alludes to Healthbook being a sort…

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12:30
So THAT'S what the inside of an iPhone looks...

No word on how this unfortunate iPhone 2G met its demise, but the damage it pretty remarkable and certainly points to something more than a simple drop. I like to imagine it died while being shot out of a cannon from the summit of K2.

[Photo credit:...

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12:30
2011 Samsung memo: Beating Apple is our #1 priority...

Courtroom exhibits in the current Apple/Samsung trial show that Apple kept close tabs on Android. A Steve Jobs email from 2010, for example, has the Apple co-founder calling 2011 a year of "holy war" against Android. What's more, Phil Schiller was...

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12:20
Promise deploys M4 RAID array, two high speed...

Promise Technology today announced three new Thunderbolt 2 and shared storage devices aimed at the creative professional market. The Pegasus2 M4 uses an array 2.5-inch drives in a new portable form factor. The VTrak G1100 NAS Gateway is a 1U file server with an 8Gb Fiber channel front end and 10GbE dual port connectivity. The SANLink2 10G is a Thunderbolt 2 10-Gigabit Ethernet bridge adapter that connects any Thunderbolt 2 enabled Mac to high performance 10Gb Ethernet networks....



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11:50
Briefly: Combat Mission: Red Thunder, QiPack...

Battlefront.com has released today a major new title in its series of tactical WW2 combat simulations, entitled Combat Mission: Red Thunder. Set during 1944, when Operation Bagration took the Soviet forces from swamps of Belarus to the gates of Warsaw, players can play out historical battles and campaigns or create customized quick battles. Combat Mission: Red Thunder is a standalone game, and features new game engine features such as backpack and vehicle flamethrowers, tank riders, hit decals, and more. The game is available for download for Mac OS X (as well as PC), priced at $55....



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11:40
Frozen: How to Force the Restart of a Mac

Occasionally, a Mac can become stubbornly uncooperative and refuse to accept inputs. It's time for a reboot. Here are some simple techniques to force a restart your Mac with escalating abruptness.


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11:32
Everything to know about iOS 8 and OS X 10.10 (...

While Apple only officially announced its 2014 Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) last week, we have been reporting all of the known information about what Apple plans to unveil at the event over the course of the past few months. Now that WWDC is official, we have compiled a roundup of everything we know about Apple’s next-generation iOS device and Mac operating systems below, and we’ve also included some new tidbits not found in our earlier reporting. You can find out what there is to know so far about iOS 8 and OS X 10.10 below:

iOS 8 – Codenamed Okemo:...

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11:19
Dave Hamilton Talks TMO, Music, Podcasting on Mac...

Our own Dave Hamilton stopped by the studios of Mac Power Users recently to talk about The Mac Observer, cohosting The Mac Geek Gab, his own podcasting setup, and being a musician. If that's not enough, he offered his thoughts on Mac maintenance. Mac Power Users cohosts-David Sparks and Katie Floyd-make for a good interview, so check it out.


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11:16
This is Android TV

According to documents obtained exclusively by The Verge, Google is about to launch a renewed assault on your television set called Android TV. Major video app providers are building for the platform right now. Android TV may sound like a semantic difference — after all, Google TV was based on Android — but it’s something very different. Android TV is no longer a crazy attempt to turn your TV into a bigger, more powerful smartphone. “Android TV is an entertainment interface, not a computing platform,” writes Google. “It’s all about finding and enjoying content with the least amount of friction.” It will be “cinematic, fun, fluid, and fast.”

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11:15
Intego ships VirusBarrier X8, NetBarrier X8

Intego has released VirusBarrier X8 and NetBarrier X8, updates of its Mac security apps. Both titles have been revised with new, streamlined interfaces. VirusBarrier specifically also has a new low-priority scanning mode, designed to ease the processing burden on a Mac....



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11:12
Americans Distrust Tech Companies


The steady stream of reports on government surveillance of Americans has taken a toll on the image of high-tech companies, according to a Harris poll. More than two-thirds of Americans -- 67 percent -- feel technology companies violate their users' trust by helping the government spy on its citizens, suggests the poll of 2,000 consumers, which was sponsored by ESET. Sixty percent of respondents said they were less trusting of those companies because of their involvement in government surveillance.

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11:05
ArithMetric: An iPad app to help kids learn math

This looks like a really good app for kids or adults to learn Math.

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11:04
HP unveils HP Z24x, Z27x high color accuracy...

At this week's National Association of Broadcasters conference, HP has announced two new HP DreamColor Displays. The new displays, available today, boast 1.07 billion on-screen colors, giving what the company calls "color error so small that it is not discernible to the human eye."...



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11:00
Apple engineer Greg Christie talks about designing...

When Steve Jobs first unveiled the iPhone, he took some time to highlight what was then the current state of the smartphone market. In short, Jobs said that phones at the time were either easy to use and not very powerful, or were powerful but...

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10:58
∞ HBO’s “Silicon Valley” first episode online

Did you watch the show? What did you think of it?

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10:51
Frosted glass with CSS filters

There are some cool things being done with CSS these days—I really like this one.

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10:46
Internal emails reveal Phil Schiller shocked by...

Phil Schiller at WWDC 2013

If there’s one thing we’ve learned from the latest Apple v. Samsung trial, it’s that Phil Schiller isn’t as cool, calm, and collected at Apple HQ as he appears at each Apple keynote. We’ve already seen the Apple SVP of Worldwide Marketing fret over Android marketshare and Media Arts Lab not being on par with Samsung’s advertising, and Business Insider has covered an additional email exchange revealed in the trial where an irate Phil Schiller proves he is most definitely a product of Steve Jobs. We’ve...

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10:43
Intel unveils 10-gigabit Ethernet Thunderbolt...

Intel on Monday took the covers off of Thunderbolt Networking, an addition to the Thunderbolt 2 interconnect standard that will allow users to transfer data between two Macs and PCs at up to 10 gigabits per second over an emulated Ethernet connection.



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10:37
G-Technology enhances G-Drive; launches G-Speed RAID...

Storage manufacturer G-Technology today announced the latest additions in its Evolution Series family -- the G-Drive ev SSD and the 500GB G-Drive ev external drive modules. Also released are the four-bay Thunderbolt 2 G-Speed Studio with hardware RAID, and the two-bay G-Speed RAID Studio....



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10:26
9to5Toys Last Call: Seagate 2TB desktop HDD $70,...

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10:03
Supply chain data suggests Apple's March...

Sales data from some of Apple's biggest suppliers shows stronger than expected returns for the just-concluded month of March, potentially hinting that Apple itself could also surprise to the upside when it reports earnings later this month.



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10:02
2011 Samsung document says 'Beating Apple is #1...

An internal Samsung document from late 2011, obtained by AppleInsider, posits "beating Apple" as the company's top priority for the following year. The document discusses "lessons learned" from 2011, and says that the "threat from Apple is extremely real and urgent." It lays out various strategies the company was planning to implement; while some of these weren't directly targeted at Apple, the memo also refers trying to "understand why consumers buy Apple and develop countermeasures by carrier/retailer."...



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10:00
Today in the App Store -- the best free apps, new...

Here are some of the best free apps, app updates and new apps that have landed in the App Store recently. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can.

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09:33
Highpoint shows pair of Thunderbolt 2 SAS, eSATA...

Highpoint is adding a pair of new Thunderbolt devices to its product lineup. The storage connectivity vendor has debuted the eight-channel Rocketstor 6328L, along with the four-channel RocketStor 6324L eSATA and SAS Thunderbolt 2 adapters at this week's National Association of Broadcasters show....



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09:30
This Apple II SD card reader is retrotastic and...

Compared to USB hubs, which come in all shapes, sizes, and themes, SD card readers rarely get special treatment. They're usually plain, lame, and not worth showing off. But as bitter as I am about SD card accessories being largely ignored, I'm...

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09:28
Micro 3D printer meets Kickstarter goal within 11...

A small 3D printer that launched on Kickstarter reached its crowdfunding goal within 11 minutes. The Micro, a compact 3D printer that hopes to offer the same printing options as the MakerBot Replicator series and other devices but with a more user-friendly approach, has soared past its $50,000 target with 29 days of the campaign left to run....

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09:24
The fallacy Of Android-First

Fascinating article by Dave Feldman, the co-founder of Emu, on why those chose to launch on Android and why they decided to move to iOS.

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09:13
Apple SVP Angela Ahrendts becomes ‘Dame of the...

Angela Ahrendts, soon to be ex-CEO of Burberry, is to become a dame today according to the Daily Mail. The retail magnate will become a Dame of the British Empire in a ‘low key’ ceremony according to the British paper, for her contributions to business.

The Queen will not be in attendance, apparently. The government’s business secretary Vince Cable will instead lead proceedings. According to the Daily Mail, Cable will congratulate Ahrendts for her restoration of the Burberry brand. The Mail also believes that Ahrendts will join Apple this month.

Mr Cable will pay tribute to the mother of three,...

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09:00
German Apple Stores get iPhone trade-in and more...

Monday, everyone's favorite day. Here's some Apple news to help you get through it:

Apple's official iPhone trade-in program has expanded to Germany. Good news for customers in Germany looking for an easy way to upgrade their iPhone. According to...

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08:50
iOS 7: Changing Siri’s Voice

Siri's pretty cool because it lets you talk to your iPhone, iPad, or iPhone iPod touch to issue commands, but what if you don't like the gender of the default voice Siri uses when it replies? That's not a problem in iOS 7 because you can switch Siri's gender between female and male with just a couple screen taps.


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08:30
Seagate launches 6TB 7200RPM SATA, SAS enterprise...

Storage company Seagate Technology, today announced it is now shipping a 6TB hard disk drive -- the Seagate® Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD v4. The drive comes in two versions, 12Gb/s SAS and 6Gb/s SATA, with a variety of encryption and secure data destruction options....



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08:30
Internal Apple slide: "Consumers want what we...

Re/Code was recently able to obtain a few slides from an April 2013 Apple presentation that Samsung presented into evidence last week. The slides show that Apple's sales team was well aware that smartphone growth had begun trending towards cheaper...

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08:26
ExtraBITS for 7 April 2014

After a Macworld hiatus, ExtraBITS is back with a variety of must-see pieces from around the Web. Leading off is Dropbox, which explained its DMCA review policy after an Internet outcry. Make sure to keep your passcode on, since an iOS 7.1 vulnerability could leave your iPhone exposed. Lending new meaning to “The journey is the reward,” Uber launched a new UberXotic service that adds fun to boring taxi rides. Also, we have an interview with Nigerian email scammers, a quick eulogy to MacFixIt from site founder Ted Landau, and a report that Apple is in talks with Comcast to provide a streaming TV service via Apple TV.

 

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08:17
Betterment: Elegant, straightforward online...

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Imagine if poring over your finances were as easy as using your favorite app, or smartphone. – “The Apple of finance,” Quartz.

Now it is, with Betterment.

Betterment is the most preferred online financial advisor, integrating technology and years of investment expertise in one elegant application already being used by over 30,000 customers. Betterment has eliminated the unnecessary costs and complications of investing intelligently. It’s straightforward investing for all, whether you have $10,000 or $10 million.

Betterment lets you manage multiple investment goals in one delightful place. Our UX and UI are adored by design enthusiasts, separating us...

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08:15
Autodesk announces Smoke 2015 with 3D Tracker,...

Autodesk has revealed Smoke 2015, the next edition of its video editing software. Upgrades this time around include an overhauled Timeline FX system, with added effects options including direct access to Action 3D compositing. A new 3D Tracker tool matches visual effects to camera movements, such as layers, text, or 3D objects....



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08:05
TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 7...

Notable software releases this week include Paprika 2.0.2, Type2Phone 2.4.1, and Safari 7.0.3 and 6.1.3.

 

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08:00
iPhone 101: Using Photos app to view photos sorted...

The Photos app in iOS 7 has a useful feature that allows you to view the location information of all the photos you took during the past year. To make use of this feature, you must have geotagging turned on the settings (Settings > Privacy > Location...

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08:00
LaCie refreshes 5big, 2big with Thunderbolt 2; adds...

Seagate Technology's LaCie brand announced at the 2014 NAB Show three new storage solutions featuring Thunderbolt 2 technology. The LaCie 8big Rack, 5big, and 2big feature and the latest technologies from Seagate, including new 6TB hard drives....



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The ultimate guide to solving iOS battery drain
07:58
Tile: The world’s largest lost and found

I love this. Such a great idea.

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07:53
Getting delay right when mixing guitars

The most important rule to me is do you actually need it. Use your ears, and don’t put things in your mix that don’t improve it.

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07:42
∞ How to coil a cable

I don’t know about you, but I always find this frustrating. Here are two great examples of how to do it right.

[Via Pro Tools Expert]

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