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Purism's Librem 13 Linux Laptop Is Sleek,...

The combination of custom-made hardware and a tweaked Linux OS makes the Librem laptop lineup a unique offering with several innovative security features not offered in any other computer. The Librem line is a work in progress. The OS just reached version 2.0 and comes preinstalled on the hardware built with the modified Linux kernel in mind. LinuxInsider received one of the first available Librem 13-inch units for review. Our hands-on testing shows the hardware/software combo is an impressive display of the power and finesse of Linux.

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iPad Pro contains USB 3.0 controller, hints at ultra...

A day after iPad Pro launched on Wednesday, teardowns and reviews of the gigantic tablet reveal Apple quietly included USB controller hardware capable of supporting high-speed USB 3.0 data connections, suggesting a faster Lightning protocol is in the works.

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Apple Apparently Planning Mobile Peer-To-Peer...

An anonymous reader writes: According to the Wall Street Journal, Apple is planning peer-to-peer services (paywalled) as an adjunct to its Apple Pay system. The company is said to be in talks with major banks including JP Morgan and Wells Fargo to develop a new framework that could be in place as early as 2016, and which would facilitate payment transfers directly between Apple devices such as the iPhone and the Apple Watch.


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The Week in Mac Accessories: Built to protect

Built to protect

This week’s roundup includes accessories that protect your Mac—and its data—from drops, fire, and water. Read on!


The $30 Chatlight can fit either on your MacBook or your iOS device as a light to make sure you’re seen when you do FaceTime chats with friends and loved ones. The battery lasts 90 minutes on a single charge.

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Watchmaker Fossil picks up fitness wearable tech w...

Misfit, makers of popular smartphone-connected wearable fitness accessories, today announced the company is being acquired by watchmaker Fossil Group for $260 million, reports The Wall Street Journal.

Fossil plans to take the technology and integrate it into its traditional watch designs, according to the report:

“We believe it isn’t about function. It is about function and design and branding,” said Greg McKelvey, chief strategy officer and digital officer at Fossil Group. “We see tremendous growth opportunity and that a lot of our jewelry and...

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Singles Day sales, Tag Heuer's smartwatch,...

On The Wrap China's Singles Day puts Black Friday to shame, Tag Heuer debuts a luxury smartwatch and Hollywood effects artists help hospitals make training more lifelike.

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Fossil spends $260M on wearables startup Misfit to...

In a bid to address the growing smartwatch market, established consumer wristwatch maker Fossil on Thursday announced an agreement to acquire wearables firm Misfit for $260 million.

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Apple shuts down iPhone and iPad screen brightness...

Yesterday we shared that the popular automatic screen brightness adjusting app Flux had found a way to make it from the Mac to iPhones and iPads on iOS 9. This afternoon the developers behind Flux announced that the app will no longer be available on iOS at the request of Apple. In a blog post sharing the development, the developers behind the app said that Apple contacted them to say that the app violated Apple’s Developer Program Agreement. While the app was unofficially supported on iOS 9 as a sideloaded app and not an official App Store app, Flux did use Xcode signing to work properly on iPhones and iPads.

Flux on iPhones and iPads with iOS 9 was originally made possible due to...

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Samsung again claims 'leadership by following...

Samsung Electronics has unveiled its new Exynos 8 Octa chip, combining its first custom 64-bit ARMv8 CPU core with the company's proprietary mobile baseband in the same package. But while claiming leadership, the new chip trails Apple in performance.

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News: Google releases YouTube Music app for iOS

Google has released its new YouTube Music app for iOS in the U.S. App Store, following the company’s announcement last month that it would arrive following the debut of its new YouTube Red subscription service. YouTube Music is focused on allowing users to watch and listen to the entire catalog of music videos available on YouTube, with discovery features that allow users to tap on tracks they love and explore from there. Users can listen to…

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Tip of the Day: Skipping backward and forward on the...

With the Siri Remote’s touchpad for the fourth-generation Apple TV, some of the traditional navigation features from the prior Apple TV are not necessarily obvious right out of the gate. For example, on older Apple TV models you can skip back or forward a few seconds by holding down the FF or RW buttons on the Apple Remote, but of course these buttons are missing from the new Apple TV, which now requires you to do this by manipulating the touchpad…

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AWT News Update: November 12, 2015

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Big iPads, subscription apps, PDF Expert goes Mac, and errors on OS X:

  • iFixit tears down the iPad Pro, and they find big speakers!
  • Castro for iOS has gone the patronage model
  • Readdle introduced PDF Expert for Mac today, and makes PDF Expert for iOS free for a while
  • Certificate expiration errors galore

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Hi, I’m Steve Sande from Apple World Today, and this is the AWT News Update for November 12, 2015. Just a reminder, if you happen to run a company that’s looking for advertising or sponsorship...

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Password-pilfering app exposes weakness in iOS and...

Highlighting crucial weaknesses in Apple's and Google's processes for admitting new titles into their competing app stores, both companies have ejected a third-party Instagram app after discovering it probably pilfered user passwords and pictures.

InstaAgent, as the app was called, marketed itself as a program that tracked people who visited a user's Instagram account. It had between 100,000 and 500,000 downloads from Google's Play Store and was in the top charts of the iOS App Store. But behind the scenes, an app developer said earlier this week, the app sent users' Instagram login credentials to a server controlled by the InstaAgent developer. Google was the first to pull the app. Apple later followed.

According to a blog post published Thursday by the iOS developer:


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Analyst: iPad Pro’s A9X CPU poses a threat to Intel

In a note to clients — as noted by AppleInsider — Cowen and Company analyst Timothy Acuri says the A9X CPU found in the iPad Pro poses a threat to Intel as it surpasses the Intel Core M processor (the one used in the new 12-inch MacBook).

The CPU also compares favorably to the Core i5 processor used in the baseline Macbook Air, although it’s still far behind the Core i5 and i7 processors used in higher-end Macbook Pros, the investment firm analyst notes. Acura says the A9X outperformed all Apple laptops that use integrated Intel graphics, registering a three-to-four-times improvement in frame rate of the 12-inch MacBook with Retina display.

The iPad Pro processor also posted an improvement of as much as 40 percent over the Intel Iris 5200 integrated graphics featured on the 15-inch MacBook Pro. However, he points out that what remains to be seen if developers can and...

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'We take your security seriously'

Anyone who has even the slightest amount of contact with the internet is familiar with the scenario: An email or actual piece of mail arrives from a company who apparently handles some part of your connected life. The letter calmly identifies its a...

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Mozilla releases Firefox for iOS

If you’ve been hankering for the day Firefox would be available for iOS, it’s finally here.

Mozilla has announced that its Firefox browser is now available for iOS and can be used on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.

Until today, Firefox for iOS was available as a public preview, and only in New Zealand. Launching first in New Zealand has become a common practice for testing new apps and features on the Web — companies use the country as a test market because it has a small population and English is the primary language.

Over the course of its preview launch in September, Mozilla stated it would expand to “a few more” countries prior to its launch. The company seems to have jumped ahead...

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Google introduces YouTube Music app, Facebook adds...

Two web giants released major updates for iOS users Thursday, with YouTube announcing a brand new music discovery app and Facebook adding support for 360-degree video in its existing iOS app.

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Apple, Google remove InstaAgent app after password-...

This is the joy of the war against malware.

Both Apple and Google have removed the InstaAgent app from their respective app stores after it was discovered that the app was storing users’ Instagram usernames and passwords in an unencrypted form, before sending them on to unknown servers.

InstaAgent, which tied in with Instagram, had become a popular download in the App Store’s free software section.

Google responded quickly to the revelation, removing the app from its Play Store, but Apple took a little longer to kill any mention of InstaAgent from the App Store, finally removing it a few hours after the first tweets indicated its malicious...

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Spotify launches personalized concert recommendations

A new update promises Spotify listeners will never miss their favorite bands whenever they’re in town.

On Thursday, the music streaming service announced a partnership with tour tracking site Songkick to intergrate personalized concert recommendations into the Spotify iOS and Android apps. Found in the Browse tab, the new “Concerts” feature will provide Spotify listeners with a personalized list of upcoming tour dates based on their location and listening habits.


As with Spotify’s Discover Weekly personalized playlist feature, Concerts will include live shows by artists you love, as well as some new artists that the Spotify algorithm thinks you might like.


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Apple flub leaves users confused over 'damaged...

Mac users who rely on apps provided through Apple’s App Store are facing some confusion Thursday after an error message caused by Apple incorrectly said that they had to re-install their applications.

The problem, as identified by developer Paul Haddad of Tapbots (the makers of the popular Tweetbot client) is that Apple’s Mac App Store security certificates expired Thursday, five years after their original creation. Without a valid security certificate, apps that users tried to open would throw up an ominous message that said an app was “damaged” and couldn’t be opened.

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Horace Dediu on iPad Pro: It's a desktop...

Horace Dediu is an analyst with Asymco who always provides some great insights into the world of Apple and mobile devices in general. This video came out yesterday, and it's well worth watching if not just for Dediu cavalierly tossing expensive devices, but for his take on what the iPad Pro really is. Be sure to watch it all the way through to the end.

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Readdle brings its best-selling iOS productivity app...

Today, Readdle has launched PDF Expert for Mac. Compatible with OS X Yosemite and El Capitan, this productivity app offers a multitude of PDF editing tools including text annotations, customized shapes, multiple signatures, and “smart tools for filling forms.” Support for Apple Continuity and Handoff allows you to work without interruption when moving between different devices. Readdle is positioning PDF Expert as being a more powerful solution than the built-in Preview app and more cost-effective than Adobe DC.

PDF Expert for Mac is now available on the Mac App Store for $19.99. As part of a limited time launch promotion, PDF Expert for iOS is now free on the App Store (down from $9.99).

When it’s time to edit, all the...

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Notable apps and app updates for November 12, 2015

On a regular basis, Apple World Today posts a list of notable new apps or app updates that have been released. They may not necessarily be new, but they're popular and deserve mention. Here are today's picks for iOS, tvOS, and Mac OS X:

iOS Apps/Updates

If you've ever watched the weekday recording of the AWT News Update online, then you already know about Periscope. It's a Twitter product that lets you watch live video, catch videos that have been made within the past 24 hours, and even broadcast your own videos. The app got a huge update a few days ago that adds features for the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus -- one can use 3D Touch to start a broadcast, search for broadcasters, or teleport to a location in the world... You'll have to load the app on...

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YouTube Music mobile apps launch, with offline...

YouTube is growing into a mansion with many distinct rooms. The latest is YouTube Music, which seeks to capitalize on the video site’s massive music catalogue and convince more subscribers to jump on board YouTube Red.

YouTube Music is free and grants you a focused application for discovering music videos, exploring YouTube’s recommendations, viewing your previous favorites, and streaming audio.

If you sign up for the $10-per-month subscription, you get ad-free access to the entire catalog of videos and the ability to save them offline. The YouTube Red package also applies to YouTube’s other apps and grants you unlimited streaming with Google Play Music.


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4 reasons Logitech's Create keyboard may top...

If you're hot to get your hands on Apple's Smart Keyboard for the new iPad Pro, be prepared to wait. As of this writing, the keyboard won't be in stock for three or four weeks.

In the meantime, I recommend giving Logitech's Create keyboard case the jeweler’s eye. Like Apple's keyboard, it uses the iPad Pro's "smart connector" for its connection and power.

Here are four reasons to consider Logitech’s iPad Pro keyboard:

1. It's available now. You've waited since the iPad Pro's announcement in September to get your hands on Apple's gigantic tablet. And you know you're going to want a keyboard to go with it. Do you really want to wait for the iPad-as-laptop experience?


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BBEdit 11.1.4

Rearranges font options in the Printing preferences for improved clarity. ($49.99 new, free update, 11.6 MB)


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iPad Pro: The Thrill Is Gone

Apple this week began selling its iPad Pro, but the newly introduced device is failing to evoke the enthusiasm the company's line of tablets traditionally has seen. Reviewers gave the device high marks for its battery life, screen, speakers, light weight and Pen, but panned the keyboard, the lack of a touchpad and 3D Touch, its long charging times and its price. They compared it less than favorably to Microsoft's offerings and to the MacBook Air.

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Hands-on: Inboard M1 skateboard is fast, fun &...

With a unique design that places its motors inside the rear wheels, plus connectivity with the iPhone and Apple Watch, the forthcoming Inboard M1 electric skateboard promises to be a ride unlike any other. AppleInsider has tested the company's latest prototype ahead of an early 2016 launch.

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Hands-on with Facebook Notify, a news app without...

It’s hard to believe people are clamoring for more push notifications from their phones, but that’s exactly what Facebook is delivering with a new iPhone app called Notify.

At its core, Facebook Notify is an app for staying informed. But instead of coming up with a pretty interface for reading, like Flipboard or Facebook’s own Paper, Notify is little more than a vessel for notifications, which pop up on your lock screen or swoop down over whatever else you might be doing.

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9to5Mac Holiday Gift Guide: Best picks for the Apple...

If you own an iPhone or Mac, you’re probably a photographer — either with your iPhone’s camera or a standalone camera you connect to your Mac. Just as iPhoto’s simple editing and storage tools helped Apple sell iMacs, photography has become a major marketing focus for iPhones, empowering people to capture increasingly beautiful images and videos with the one device they’re always carrying.

Over the past year, I’ve reviewed some of the very best hardware, software, and services available to Apple-loving photographers. And I’ve spent the last month adding new choices to the list. So just in time for the holidays, I’ve put together 9to5Mac’s Holiday Gift Guide with top photography picks, at price points ranging from $2.99 to $2,200. From basic accessories to smart photo backup solutions to amazing photo-to-wall art printing services, there’s something for everyone inside…


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Upthere cloud service launches first Home and Camera...

Two weeks ago Upthere, the cloud company co-founded by former OS X chief Bertrand Serlet, officially launched after several years of stealth development. Details were still sparse on what exactly Upthere would offer aside from being a different kind of cloud service option for your data. Now Upthere is officially launching its first products in beta: Upthere Home and Upthere Camera.

The idea behind Upthere is that data connections are plenty fast for a lot of people but local storage is a growing issue. Cloud services like Dropbox and iCloud tackle different areas of the problem is different ways, but Upthere believes keeping everything on the server then bringing it to your device on demand is the suitable approach. I got the chance to try out each of the new apps overnight, and while my data is spread across iCloud and Dropbox right now, Upthere’s new apps make a good first...

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Apple's iPad Pro & powerful A9X CPU pose...

Investment firm Cowen and Company has a bullish outlook for Apple's new iPad Pro, citing performance benchmarks that show the device is capable of replacing many mainstream laptops running an Intel processor.

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Deals: $10-$30 off iPad mini 4, $99-$124 off iPad...

Gold and Silver iPad Pros are in stock at MacMall, while B&H's iPad sale knocks up to $30 off iPad mini 4, $70 off iPad Air, and $200 off iPad Air. There's also 24 hours left to save up to $350 on 2015 MacBook Pros. Or grab a brand new iMac 5K with AppleCare for $1,699 ($269 off).

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You can fit an original iPhone display between the...

Dennis Munsie pointed out yesterday on Twitter the immense size of the iPad Pro screen by noting that the distance between app icons on the new tablet's display is wider than the original iPhone display. That's 324 pixels (on the Pro) compared to the width of the first iPhone display at 320 pixels.

Here's another way of looking at it. Original iPhone screen in the empty space between the apps on the iPad Pro.

— Dennis Munsie (@dmunsie) November 11, 2015

One thing I thought was a little odd about the iPad Pro is that Apple didn't try to reduce the spacing of the app and folder icons on the home screen to fit more of them in. Instead, there's enough space there to... well, almost fit an original Mac display in between the icons. 

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PSA: Have ‘damaged’ Mac App Store apps today? A...

The Mac App Store noticeably experienced some problems last night / early this morning with downloaded apps. Upon opening affected apps, the system would say that the app is ‘damaged’ and cannot be opened, just like the examples from Graham. It certainly seems scary at first glance.

The error message recommends reinstalling your apps individually. While this will fix the problem, it’s a pain to do and isn’t necessary at all: your apps are fine, but the error message makes the situation sound far worse than it is. To simply fix the problem, just reboot your Mac, running OS X Yosemite or El Capitan, and the problem will ‘magically’ go away.

The more interesting question is, why did this happen at all?

The bug arose because the Mac App Store...

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Google takes on Apple Music with standalone YouTube...

YouTube has taken another jab at Apple and finally debuted the music streaming app it announced last month. The app helps users find new music to enjoy by allowing them to select from pre-made stations or create their own based on their musical tastes.

The app will launch straight into a customized home page based on your previous YouTube viewing habits, allowing you to mostly skip the process of telling Google what music you like in order to get things started. Videos you’ve liked will be saved and used to further tune the playlists, and a setting on these stations will allow you to determine how much variety should be added to the artist lineup.

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Certificate problems causing app authentication...

Many Mac owners have found themselves forced to delete and re-download Mac App Store apps after what appears to be a certificate expiration error caused the operating system to mistakenly identify the apps as damaged.

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iPad Pro teardown reveals Apple sacrificed bigger...

The iPad Pro is just a really big iPad, at least from the outside. The intrepid folks at iFixit got their hands on the device, which went on sale on Wednesday, and immediately tore it apart to see if the Pro’s internals match up with previous iPads, or if the new tablet was rebuilt from scratch.

There are a few key difference, the team found, most notably in battery. The Pro devotes far more room to its new four-speaker audio system than the iPad Air 2 allotted to its speakers, which means space that could’ve been used for a bigger battery—and perhaps longer battery life—is instead used for better speakers.


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9to5Toys Last Call: UE MEGABOOM Speaker $227,...

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App Store Free App of the Week: PDF Expert 5 goes...

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Pages 5.6.1, Numbers 3.6.1, and Keynote 6.6.1 for Mac

Maintenance updates for Apple’s trio of iWork apps fix issues that prevented Pages and Numbers from opening Microsoft Office documents. ($19.99 each, free updates)


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Castro podcast app goes free with patronage option

The makers of Castro, a popular podcasting app, are throwing their hat in the patronage ring with their new 1.5 release. The app is now free, with an option to pay $1 per month as a nonrecurring 3-month, 6-month, or 12-month contribution to the developers at Supertop. The in-app purchase comes with no extra features.

While version 2 is on track to release in a few months, says Padraig O Cinneide of Supertop, the firm felt it was the right time to switch its business model and ask users for direct support. This follows Marco Arment’s decision with the release of Overcast 2 to move from a two-tier freemium model to making all features available with the option to contribute directly. Many software companies and independent programmers have expressed concerns about the viability of ongoing product development in the absence of trial...

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Mozilla's Firefox browser now available for...

Mozilla on Thursday released a version of its popular Firefox browser for iOS, giving Apple users an additional option for browsing the Web over iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices.

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News: Apple working on mobile person-to-person...

Apple is reportedly having discussions with U.S. banks about expanding Apple Pay to support person-to-person payments, according to The Wall Street Journal. The service would allow users to send and receive money with other users directly from their iPhones, and the report notes that it would likely be similar to Square Cash or PayPal’s Venmo platform, which has become popular among a younger demographic that uses it for features such as splitting…

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Rumor: Apple looking to create person-to-person...

Apple could be moving Apple Pay into the person-to-person payments market.

The current word on the ground is that Apple has spoken with J.P. Morgan Chase, Capital One, Wells Fargo, and U.S. Bancorp about the system. It’s not clear how far those talks have progressed, and many technical details remain unsettled.

Apple is thought to be considering multiple avenues for implementation, including a partnership with existing P2P transfer network clearXchange. That would allow for a speedier launch, as the bank-backed service is already live for most U.S. mobile banking customers.

The fees, of course, are apparently a sticking point in...

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News: iFixit posts iPad Pro teardown

iFixit has posted its teardown of Apple’s iPad Pro, revealing some interesting insights into the approach that Apple took when designing its new larger tablet. The teardown notes that the logic board has been relocated to the center of the unit, and while the battery takes up a substantial amount of space in smaller iPad models, the iPad Pro leaves a significant amount of space for speaker enclosures — about half as much space as the battery…

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Firefox finally comes to iOS

Nearly a year ago Mozilla said it would bring Firefox to iOS, and earlier in the fall we got our first look at the popular browser on Apple’s platform. On Thursday, the stable version rolled out and is now available on the App Store for devices running iOS 8.2 and up.

Firefox for iOS brings all the standard features you’d expect from Firefox, including sync via a Firefox account for browsing history, bookmarks, and open tabs on other devices. The new mobile browser also has the non-syncable reading list feature.

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External Link: T-Mobile Not Limiting LTE for Some...

T-Mobile has announced a new Binge On service that allows customers to stream unlimited amounts of DVD-quality video over its LTE network from select providers like HBO, Hulu, Netflix, and VUDU. iTunes and YouTube are not yet included. It’s available to all Simple Choice subscribers on qualifying plans for no additional cost. Given that it only allows some providers to bypass T-Mobile's LTE data quotas, we wonder if this service violates the U.S. Federal Communication Commission’s net neutrality rules.


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Some Mac App Store apps ‘damaged’ due to...

I’ve experienced this first-hand, albeit without the “damaged” dialog. Hopefully, this gets resolved quickly.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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iFixit completes teardown of iPad Air, posts findings

Without question or delay, the coolest of felines over at iFixit tore the new iPad Pro down and posted the results.

And there’s some pretty cool stuff in there.

The teardown process found the following components within the unit:

– A 38.8 watt-hour battery split into two cells.

– Four self-balancing speakers with accompanying enclosures.

– Two Broadcom BCM15900B0 units

– An NXP Semiconductors 8416A1 controller for Touch ID

– Parade Technologies’ DP695 display timing controller

– A Texas Instruments TPS65144 thought to be used for LCD biasing.

– 8 megapixel rear-facing camera.

– 1.2 megapixel front-facing camera...

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Google's new About Me page helps you control...

People concerned about how much information is out there about them on Google have a new way to control what everyone can see.

Without any fanfare, Google has begun rolling out an About Me page to make it easier for people to control what others can see about them across Google services.

The page should be welcome news to people concerned about their privacy, according to Zeus Kerravala, an analyst with ZK Research.

"With this feature, there are no changes to what information people can see, but a way for people to better control what people can see about them across Google services in one place," a Google spokesperson wrote in an email to Computerworld.

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Apple details 'magic' gesture-controlled...

Apple recently began equipping its retail stores with advanced tables that allow hidden power and data ports to be exposed with a simple hand gesture, and a new patent filing details the technology behind it, as well as other potential future implementations.

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External Link: The Mac App Store is Breaking Apps

Security certificates have expired for many popular Mac App Store apps, preventing them from launching. This issue affects 1Password, Acorn, Byword, DaisyDisk, and Tweetbot, among others. It’s up to Apple to provide a fix, but some users have reported that a reboot solves the problem.


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∞ Finding Dory

Finding Nemo ranks up there with my favorite Pixar movies. Here’s hoping that Finding Dory lives up to expectations.

A solid start, bringing back Ellen and Albert Brooks. The core is intact. The video is embedded in the main post.

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First impressions of the iPad Pro

iPad Pro (back), iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 2. Photo©2015, Steven Sande

It was a bit of a surprise to me yesterday when I went to order an iPad Pro and found out that I could pick it up at my local Apple Store. After an abortive attempt to get the 128GB Wi-Fi + Cellular version in Space Gray, I was able to get that model in silver. So, does it fulfill the expectations everyone had for the biggest iPad yet?

It's definitely an iPad, and the size will astound you. The photo at the top of this post shows an iPad mini 2, iPad Air 2, and iPad Pro. The 12.9-inch display honestly makes the Pro seem huge by comparison, but the weight of the large unit really doesn't feel that bad. Even with that display, the iPad Pro weighs just 1.57 pounds for the Wi-Fi edition, adding just .02 pounds more for the cellular modem. If those weights sound heavy, just remember that the original 9.7-inch iPad in the Wi-Fi + 3G edition from 2010 weighed 1.6 pounds.

The screen is pretty...

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Yahoo rolls out slick new search results exclusively...

Yahoo’s deal to be the default search engine in Firefox is nearly a year old and over that time Yahoo’s search market share has crept up and down. Now, the company is trying to use exclusive features as a way to entice more U.S. Firefox users to stick with Yahoo.

Anyone in the U.S. searching for items such as movies, songs, and sports from the Firefox Awesome Bar or search box will see a new search layout on Yahoo. The most obvious change is that the top of the results page now has a banner of images and video related to the search.

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Apple Store employees allegedly profile black...

A group of black high school students were asked to leave an Apple Store in Australia after security became concerned that they "might steal something," prompting the store manager to issue an apology.

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Firefox finally comes to iOS

At long last, Firefox has come to iOS. Rather unusually, this is the first version of the Firefox browser that does not use the Gecko layout engine, instead using iOS's built-in WebKit-based layout engine. The app is available as a free download from the App Store.

Way back in 2010, Mozilla released an app called Firefox Home for iOS. This app didn't include a Web browser; rather, it just used Firefox Sync to pull down your browsing history and bookmarks from your desktop installation of Firefox. Home was retired way back in 2012—and then... there was nothing for a very long time. In December 2014, Mozilla finally announced that Firefox would be coming back to iOS—and this time, it would actually contain a Web browser.

Firefox for iOS has a pretty...

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News: Daily Deal: Titan Cable & Titan Loop...

In today’s iLounge Deal you can get the Titan Cable & Titan Loop Lightning Charger Bundle for only $44.95. These two virtually indestructible Lightning cables are wrapped in flexible, industrial-strength steel and backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty so they can withstand all types of outside elements from electricity spikes to happy puppies looking for a chew toy. In addition to the toughness of the cable itself, the connectors are in…

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NetNewsWire Updates Solid But Fail to Impress

NetNewsWire was the king of Apple-centric RSS readers long ago, but has lately been overshadowed by the likes of Feedly and Reeder. Now, publisher Black Pixel has revived the newsreader app for the iPhone, iPad, Mac, and even the Apple TV. But these apps feel like also-rans in their current forms.


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Sideloading is a way to deliver apps to people without going through Apple’s official distribution mechanism. Interesting piece from Federico Viticci.

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Analogy of the day

Lovely bit of writing by Stephen Hackett. Nailed it.

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Future water resistant Apple devices could force...

Apple is working on water resistant (if not quite waterproof) OS X and iOS devices according to a new patent filing (number 201503269659) at the U.S. Patent & Trademark office. The invention, dubbed “liquid explosion from an orifice,” would expel water from speaker and microphone cavities using varied electric charges and acoustics. 

In the patent filing, Apple notes that, typically, at least some portion of the cavity or chamber of a portable device’s acoustic chamber is exposed to the external environment to allow acoustic signals to be transmitted to or received from the surrounding medium. However, because the cavity or chamber is exposed to the external environment, liquid or moisture may accumulate or become trapped in the cavity or chamber, which may impair the performance of the acoustic module. Apple wants to alleviate that problem in its iPhone, iPad, and Mac laptop lines.

Here’s Apple’s summary of the invention: “...

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Benchmarks: iPad Pro versus Surface Pro 4

Apple is packing a lot of muscle in the iPad lineup. Use cases aside, the iPad Pro certainly has a laptop class processor.

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EyeFi acquires popular photo sharing service OkDoThis

EyeFi, the company behind the popular SD cards that carry WiFi support, has today announced that it has acquired OkDoThis. OkDoThis is a popular photography app on iOS that aims to inspire photographers to take a taking pictures daily and offering a platform on which they can share and discuss photography. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.

In a press release, EyeFi explained that the acquisition of OkDoThis allows it to more directly engage with photographers. With the OkDoThis team on board, EyeFi will be able to work to integrate social features into its own apps and products.

OkDoThis is a widely praised app on iOS that has amassed nearly 400 ratings and has a 4 and a half star average. Most recently, it was updated with iPad support and 3D Touch...

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Users Balk at Mobile App Permission Requests

The Pew Research Center on Tuesday released a report on permissions and mobile applications found in the Google Play store. The number of permissions requested by a mobile app can be a deal breaker for six out of 10 smartphone users, Pew found. Applications request permission from users to access a variety of functions on a smartphone -- accessing the Internet, for example, or using the device's camera. Most apps can't function without permissions, but a good number of them also personal gather data about users, Pew said.

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Outback Solo offers stylish protection for a 12-inch...

WaterField Designs has served up another elegant carry case with the Outback Solo for the 12-inch MacBook. It's a handsome, practical US$109 case made of waxed canvas and premium leather.

Not only does it hold your MacBook with style, it’s great for carrying an iPhone and iPad mini, as well. Two front pockets hold a smartphone or smaller tablet, items such as wallets and keys, and a charger for an overnight trip. An optional strap ($19) transforms the case into an over-the-shoulder bag. I’d recommend springing for this as it's extremely handy when you’re hoofing it.

The Outback Solo is durable and offers substantial protection. It cradles the MacBook Air with two layers: neoprene enveloped in highly water-resistant, tan waxed canvas. If you need a Mac Book case that's both stylish and rugged, the Outback Solo fills the bill.

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Strategy Analytics: Android developer tools lag...

In Strategy Analytics' new research program, “App Development & APIs, examined Apple, Google and Microsoft's Mobile App Developer Environments,” Apple’s Xcode and Microsoft’s Visual Studio were top rated, with a score of 22 and 21, respectively, while Android Studio scored only 13.

The research group says Xcode beats Android on all measures on which it was evaluated. Developer tools are an important component of platform support and Apple's end to end system for app development to distribution is the reason the platform boasts some of the most advanced applications, says David MacQueen, executive director of Apps Research, Strategy Analytics.

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iFixit’s iPad Pro teardown

iFixit has gotten quite good at stepping us through their teardown process. The commentary is smart and fun to read, and the pictures are top notch. This iPad Pro teardown is no exception.

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∞ Would you like an Apple Pencil with that?

Details on the availability of the iPad Pro and waiting time for the Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard.

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iPad Pro comfortably outperforms iPad Air 2 in...

ArsTechnica has been putting the iPad Pro through its paces in a whole raft of benchmark tests, comparing it to other iOS devices as well as to MacBooks and Microsoft’s Surface Pro 4.

When it comes to other iPads, nothing comes close in Geekbench tests. In single-core tests, the iPad Pro gets an overall score of 3233 against 1831 for the iPad Air 2. The much newer iPhone 6S gets closest, at 2537.

In multi-core tests, the differences look far more modest, but there’s a twist … 

While the A8X chip in the iPad Air 2 uses three CPU cores running at 1.84GHz, Apple has managed to comfortably outpace it using just two cores running at around 2.25GHz. So while the...

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Firefox for iPhone and iPad now available in the App...

You can now get the alternative web browser Firefox for iPhone and iPad in the App Store. Except its not really Firefox as you know it on the desktop, because the underlying engine is all WebKit, not Mozilla’s Gecko renderer like it is on the Mac. This is the same as the iOS Google Chrome app — the App Store rules require browsers to use the Safari WebKit engine. This isn’t really a bad thing, the WebKit rendering core is the industry leading mobile (and desktop) engine.

You might want to use Firefox for iPhone and iPad if you use Firefox on the Mac, due to UI similarities for the browser chrome or just for syncing convenience. The Firefox app will sync bookmarks, open tabs across all your devices by logging...

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Apple's new iPad Pro is faster, more affordable...

When Apple first unveiled iPad Pro, it noted that its custom designed A9X chip would be faster than 80 percent of the PCs that shipped this year. Benchmarks indicate that it's not just faster than low end generic PCs, but also faster -- and less expensive -- than Microsoft's Surface Pro 4.

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Apple invention uses electrodes to dry out wet...

An Apple invention published on Thursday points to work on water resistant portable devices capable of expelling water from speaker and microphone cavities using varied electric charges and acoustics.

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Wednesday November 11

Apple issues third OS X 10.11.2 beta to public...

Apple late in the day on Wednesday released a third beta version of the upcoming OS X 10.11.2 El Capitan update to registered public beta program testers.

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Apple pushes OS X 10.11.2 El Capitan beta 3 to...

A day after releasing the third public beta of OS X 10.11.2 to developers, Apple this evening has released the third public beta of the operating system to public beat testers. Beta 3 of OS X 10.11.2 comes just a week after Apple released beta 2 to testers.

The OS X 10.11.2 betas have not included many notable changes on the forefront, with Apple likely focusing on improving stability and performance under-the-hood with such a minor update. However, if you notice any changes, be sure to let us know in the comments. Apple encourages users to keep an eye on areas like WiFi performance, graphics capabilities, and built-in apps.

Public beta users can download the update now from the Mac...

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Apple CEO Tim Cook: "Microsoft Surface Book...

MojoKid writes: Apple CEO Tim Cook isn't making any friends on the PC side of the aisle this week. Cook took to the interview circuit this week to heavily promote the release of the new 12.9-inch iPad Pro and didn't waste any time kicking some dirt in the eyes of PC consumers around the world. When questioned on his thoughts about PCs, Cook wondered, "I think if you're looking at a PC, why would you buy a PC anymore? No really, why would you buy one?" Many would take issue with those comments. But we'll leave those comments behind, because Cook decided to set his targets on the current darling of the PC community — the Microsoft Surface Book. Even though Cook says that his company's relationship with Microsoft is "really good," he went on to say that the Surface Book "tries too hard to do too much" and that "it's trying to be a tablet and a notebook and it really succeeds at being neither." It will be interesting to see Mr. Cook's reaction as sales figures for the device roll in...

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iPad Pro unboxing and first impressions [Video]

Today we’re taking a look at the iPad Pro. On the surface, it may look like a giant Netflix machine, but well… it kind of is. This is the biggest iPad ever without a doubt, that packs a 12.9-inch display and obviously has a much larger footprint when compared to the iPad Air 2, this is larger by 78 percent actually. But enough with the small talk, let’s take a look inside of the box..,

As far as specifications go, Apple’s iPad Pro is packing the A9X processor inside, with 4GB of RAM, and either 32GB or in my case 128GB of internal storage. As I mentioned, there’s a 12.9-inch display with a resolution of 2732 x 2048 which is good for 265ppi.

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The Week in iPhone Cases: Catalyst launches... new designs for Speck's CandyShell Inked, and more!

This week’s roundup of new iPhone cases brings you cases with clever ways to take photos and carry your earbuds, plus a variety of basic shell cases for normal use… with or without flare. Read on!


The Wavelength Series (iPhone 6 Plus/6s Plus; $14) features a textured fabric exterior over a polycarbonate frame.

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Apple in talks to develop a person-to-person payment...

According to unnamed sources speaking to the Wall Street Journal, Apple is looking to expand Apple Pay to include a person-to-person payment option in order to compete with services like PayPal’s Venmo or Google’s person-to-person payments through Google Wallet.

The sources said that no deals have been struck with any banks yet, but the WSJ notes that heavy-hitters such as JP Morgan Chase, Capitol One, Wells Fargo, and US Bank have sat down with Apple to discuss the possibility of a partnership. Several banks, like Chase, already have a person-to-person payment function through their own website or app.

One source told the paper that a person-to-person option could get off the ground as early as next year.


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Apple offers new accessory bundles w/ deep discounts...

New for the holiday season, Apple is offering some bundles for the photographer and videographer. The iPhones have a great camera, as demonstrated by the Shot on iPhone 6 campaign and Apple is certainly looking to capitalize on these capabilities. With these bundles, they are making it easier for a hobbyist or a professional to get started with accessories.

The Photography Kit consists of five different accessories:

  • Olloclip Active Lens – comes with ultra-wide and telephoto lens and it is ...
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Apple plans Indonesia R&D investment to meet new...

Apple's plan to build research and development in Indonesia, a move that would bring the company in alignment with a new rule regarding the inclusion of domestically produced components in foreign-made phones, has been approved by that country's government.

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Teardown of iPad Pro reveals revamped component...

Repair firm iFixit performed its usual launch day Apple device teardown on the iPad Pro on Wednesday, revealing a reworked internal design dominated by massive batteries and bespoke audio components.

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iPad Pro teardown shows tweaks to internals in Apple...

It’s no surprise that the people over at repair guide portal iFixit have already started their ritual teardown of Apple’s new iPad Pro. The new device features a larger 12.9-inch display, the 3rd generation 64-bit A9X chip, and other upgraded internals, but are there any other new surprises inside the iPad Pro?

Immediately the team noticed a different layout for the logic board making things a little different when cracking open the new iPad Pro compared to previous generations:

This isn’t quite what we’re used to! With the logic board situated in the center of the iPad, the display cables connect in the very middle, we can’t even lay the display down while we work… Instead we have...

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A larger screen gives Apple's iPad Pro a more...

The onscreen keyboard with Apple's iPad Pro includes a dedicated number and character row, as well as buttons for caps lock, tab and more, taking advantage of the device's spacious 12.9-inch display.

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Tim Cook meets with UK finance chief to discuss...

During a recent visit to the UK, Apple CEO Tim Cook sat down to discuss Apple Pay with Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne, suggesting the budding payments service could get a government-sponsored boost in streamlining adoption.

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Notable apps and app updates for November 11, 2015

On a regular basis, Apple World Today posts a list of notable new apps or app updates that have been released. They may not necessarily be new, but they're popular and deserve mention. Here are today's picks for iOS and tvOS.

iOS Apps/Updates

Gorillized Corp. has announced Outline 3.7, an update to the smart digital notebook for iOS devices. The app offers formatting tools, various types of content (text, images, inks, tags, web content, etc.), synchronization options and Microsoft OneNote compatibility. Version 3.7 supports the iPad Pro and Apple Pencil. Outline’s regular price is $11.99, but version 3.7 will cost $2.99 for the first week after release. There is also a lite version of Outline, where Microsoft OneNote compatibility is offered via an in-app purchase.

Viqua Games has unleashed...

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AWT News Update: November 11, 2015

iPad Pro (back), iPad Air 2, and iPad mini 2. Photo©2015 Steven Sande

It was a surprise, and as a result, this is iPad Pro Day on Apple World Today:

  • iPad Pros are in stock except for some models, while the Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard aren't available anywhere
  • Ars Technica did benchmarks, and the Pro is a monster in GPU performance
  • The Irish Independent catches Tim Cook calling the Microsoft Surface Book "deluded"

Text is below, and if you'd like to see the iPad Pro in Steve's hands, watch the video.

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Watch out, Venmo: Person-to-person payments may be...

Apple is in talks with major banks on an extension of its Apple Pay service that would allow person-to-person payments.

The discussions are continuing and it’s unclear whether any banks have struck a deal with Apple, reported The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday, citing “people familiar with the talks.”

The newspaper said the envisaged service would allow users to send payments from their checking accounts to others using their phone and isn’t imminent. It said one person had told it the service could launch in 2016.

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Disney Infinity 3.0 coming to Apple TV bundled with...

Popular Disney-themed sandbox game Disney Infinity -- which melds physical toys with a virtual universe -- is set to debut on the Apple TV, one of the first console games to make the jump to Apple's new set-top box.

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Apple working with banks for mobile person-to-person...

Apple is in discussions with U.S. banks such as J.P. Morgan Chase, Capital One, Wells Fargo, and U.S. Bancorp to develop a mobile person-to-person payment service that would compete with PayPal’s Venmo platform, reports The Wall Street Journal, quoting unnamed “people familiar with the talks.”

The article describes the talks as ongoing and notes that it’s unclear if Apple and any banks have struck a deal. If — and that’s with a capital I — the deals are worked out, the service could launch next year. The WSJ says that, under the current discussions, Apple wouldn’t charge the banks for participating in its person-to-person payment service, which is different from Apple Pay in which the banks pay Apple for each transaction.

Person-to-person services like Venmo and Square Cash...

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Mophie introduces new power banks with a sleek...


Just a few weeks after launching a new slim iPhone 6/s battery case and power bank, Mophie is back again today with five new external batteries. We’ve seen a lot of power banks in our day – and regularly have deals too – but the new Mophie powerstations use an aluminum shell that, from pictures alone, standout from the pack.

Available in five different capacities, each model provides a different feature set focused on a variety of needs. The smaller 1X provides a 2,000mAh battery with speeds up to 1.8A. Going up to the...

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Tim Cook met with UK officials this week to talk...

Apple CEO Tim Cook visiting app developers in London this week

Tim Cook reportedly met with U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne this week to discuss Apple Pay and regulations in the country as the Apple CEO continues a tour to meet government officials, app developers, and students abroad.

Bloomberg reports that Osborne offered details of the discussion at a recent talk noting that the two “spoke extensively about Apple Pay” and that the UK Chancellor is “committed to ensuring that regulators don’t stifle innovation”:...

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Apple considering person-to-person payments for...

The next phase of Apple's mobile payments initiative could reportedly include a new feature that allows users to send money to one another directly, with negotiations between Apple and major U.S. banks already underway.

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Tip of the Day: Placing apps in the top row on the...

Although Apple TV users have been able to reorder their app icons since Apple TV Software Update 5.1 three years ago, Apple traditionally always treated the top row of icons – Movies, TV Shows, Music, Computers, and Settings (and later iTunes Radio in the U.S.) – as immutable; even if you preferred to use other services, you were always stuck with those five in the top row. The good news is that with the advent of the App Store and the fourth-generation…

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Apple in talks to launch person-to-person Apple Pay...

According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, Apple is actively in talks to launch a new person-to-person mobile payments service, like Apple Pay but for sending money between friends and family. Apple is in discussions with US banks to negotiate terms for the new service, which could launch next year. The publication says it is unclear if any deals have been struck to date and technical implementation details remain in flux.

Essentially, imagine AirDrop for mobile payments between people. This would essentially pit Apple Pay against other friend-to-friend payment solutions like PayPal’s Venmo, Facebook Messenger payments and similar services. Even Gmail...

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iPad Pro has M9 motion coprocessor, but lacks always...

Though it includes the same M9 motion coprocessor as the new iPhone 6s series, Apple's iPad Pro does not offer support for always-on "Hey Siri" voice controls when operating on battery power.

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News: iPad Pro: Unboxing + comparison photos

We’ve just gotten our hands on the new iPad Pro and have posted a first look at the Apple’s new mega-sized tablet with an unboxing and comparison gallery. The images highlight the contents of the new iPad Pro packaging along with differences between the new device and its smaller brethren, the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 4, as well as a 13” MacBook Air. Look for our full iPad Pro review next week once we’ve had a chance to put…

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Happy Hour Podcast 040 | iPad Pro day

Apple’s iPad Pro is now available for sale and we’re got the details on everything you need to know. From the best iPad Pro cases to other retailers that will have stock. Along with that, we get into some new Apple TV details that you might want to know about and Apple Music hits … Android.

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Ten new iPad Pro details you’ll want to know before...

Just as predicted by my colleague Mark Gurman, the iPad Pro became available to purchase today, making a rare simultaneous appearance in Apple’s online and physical stores without any preorder period. Consequently, it’s actually possible to walk into an Apple Store today to buy one — and if my experience today is any indication, there probably won’t even be much of a line.

If you’re still unsure as to whether you want an iPad Pro, I’ve put together this quick guide to some of the real-world things people will want to know about the new 12.9″ iPad before making a purchase — including some comparison photos and other hands-on details. Enjoy the details and galleries below…

1. How Big Is Big? How much space are you really going to...

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Mac: Etwok NetSpot Pro

While it’s great being able to use your iPhone, iPad, or MacBook without being tethered to wires, the increasing number of Wi-Fi devices in most people’s homes, as well as Wi-Fi access points at your neighbours’ places can make it challenging to keep your wireless network operating at optimal efficiency. Etwok’s NetSpot (Free / $150) aims to help you with this problem by providing a simple tool to help you map out and visualize your Wi-Fi network with a minimal amount of fuss, helping you track down dead zones, and choose the best channels and placement for your Wi-Fi access point and other wireless devices.

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