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Tuesday March 17

12:51
Opinion: My cable subscription woes and the appeal...

My cable provider is pretty terrible. I don’t need to name any names because this likely applies to your cable provider as well. They are all horrible. I often experience drops on popular channels, get bonus filler channels that no one wants, and see indiscriminate additional subscription fees and charges without any real reason. This Onion article, though it is satire, doesn’t stray too far from the truth.

For a very casual TV watcher, it’s not a great experience – to put it mildly.

So the prospect of an Apple web TV service with a price tag of around $40, as the WSJ and others reported last night, is highly appealing to me if it means I can catch the few shows I watch now without the hassle of my cable...

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12:45
Review: PowerSkin Pop’n 3 for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6...

PowerSkin introduced its Pop'n 2 battery pack last October, and the company has already released a new edition, Pop'n 3 ($50). While Pop'n 2 relied on a separate Lightning connector to attach the pack to an iPhone, Pop'n 3 includes a built-in Lightning cable — the pack can also come with a micro-USB connector instead. As expected from Pop'n, the pack's suction cups remain, enabling the battery to stick to the back of an iPhone. The phone can then be used while charging. Pop'n 3 also has a circular sticky pad in the middle. Like Pop'n 2, Pop'n 3 uses a 4000 mAh battery.{/exp:char_limit}

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12:34
Facebook Messenger rolling out feature to let...

Facebook has today announced it is rolling out a new feature for users that will let friends send money to each other, through its Facebook Messenger app. Like similar services, a simple tap allows users to send a cash amount to their recipient in a single step.

Users must first associate a Visa or MasterCard debit card to their Facebook accounts. Then, a ‘$’ symbol appears in the Facebook Messenger user interface alongside the chatbox. Sharing credit card information with Facebook is a dangerous prospect for many people, although the company says it will not monetize the service ‘at this time’. For the time being, sending money has no charge per transaction above the cash...

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12:27
Big Robo-Bird Trains to Be Fastest on 2 Feet


Becoming the fastest of its kind is just a byproduct of the ATRIAS robot's primary objective. Oregon State University's biped is the focus of a loftier goal: to build an entire industry on its leg locomotion mechanics. ATRIAS -- for "Assume The Robot Is A Sphere" -- has its origins at OSU, but there are three prototypes of the bird-like bot. The other two are in labs at the University of Michigan and Carnegie Mellon, which collaborated with OSU on development of the robot's controls.

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12:17
Apple reportedly offering viewer data to TV partners...

With rumors flying about an Apple television subscription service in the works for release this year, new details have started to emerge about what kinds of deals the tech company will make with its content partners. The NY Post says that these deals will involve Apple turning over certain data about its users to programmers to help solidify its agreements.

Apple is reportedly giving TV partners a lot of leeway, allowing each network to decide how...

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12:15
See how that Apple Watch looks on your wrist before...

After the iPad was announced -- but before it actually appeared in stores -- a friend of mine here in Denver created some mock iPads made by printing up a full-size image of an iPad and then gluing it onto Foamcore. The result was convincing enough that I walked into an Apple Store with the mockup and got more attention than I wanted from employees and customers alike. Well, now you can see how an Apple Watch in any size and with most bands will look on your wrist, thanks to ExactFitnessApps

Some brilliant person at that company (developer of EXACTivity Pro, Exact Fitness Timer Pro,...

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12:11
iFixit teardown, tests reveal 2015 13-inch MacBook...

If you were hoping for a tangible reason to invest in a new 2015 MacBook Air, it might have arrived in the form of a faster solid state drive.

Last week, Apple refreshed its MacBook Air lineup, adding Broadwell chips and Intel 6000 graphics. Both models received the same processor updates, but the 13-inch MacBook Air got an extra boost in the form of new PCIe-based flash storage that Apple says is “up to two times faster” than the flash storage used in the previous generation MacBook Air. The 11-inch MacBook Air did not receive the same flash storage update.

The cool cats at iFixit decided to test Apple’s “two...

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12:06
Compatibility of Fibre Channel storage devices with...

This article lists the Fibre Channel storage hardware that's compatible with Xsan and OS X.

Read more: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT200236

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12:00
First look: Apple's Force Touch trackpad on the...

The newest revision of Apple's littlest MacBook Pro packs faster flash memory and Intel's latest Broadwell chips, but the star of the show is its new Force Touch trackpad. AppleInsider went hands-on with the clickless wonder to see if it upholds Apple's tradition of finger-navigating excellence.

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11:30
Nintendo bows to investor pressure, announces plans...

Sometimes you’ve got to do what the investors tell you to do, even if it means bringing the crown jewels to other platforms.

Still, the upside is that it brings Mario to your iOS device.

Nintendo announced on Tuesday that it has partnered with Japanese mobile game maker DeNA to jointly develop games for smartphones, tablets and PCs, meaning that new titles based on iconic franchises such as Mario, Pokemon and Zelda could soon be available on devices such as iPhone, iPad and Mac. Nintendo will purchase a 10% stake in DeNA for US$182 million as part of a cross-shareholding deal.

Nintendo consistently refused to license its...

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11:14
Apple luring TV content owners for streaming service...

Apple has reportedly offered to partially open its customer data trove to content owners if they sign on to its new web television initiative, marking a stark turn for the company that has traditionally balked at sharing information with partners.

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11:00
Backerjack Podcast Episode 10: Making music, cooking...

It’s a bit of deja vu as Steve and Ross check out a very different kind of connected lock from the Sesame lock and a MIDI alternatives to Opho Keys, both discussed in Episode 9, In this first double-digit episode, the podcast takes on:

  • the Artiphon INSTRUMENT 1, a MIDI instrumen t that not only offers a symphony full of sounds, but a multitude of ways to play
  • a new connected lock and alarm for bicycles and motorcycles called the ...
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10:43
Nomad Pod promises to be first portable battery pack...

Accessory maker Nomad has announced the Pod, an unusual portable battery pack designed explicitly for the Apple Watch, allowing the iPhone accessory to last beyond the advertised 18-hour uptime.

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10:26
iCloud users report Gmail “too many rejections”...

Numerous complaints in Apple’s discussion forums have spotlighted a problem preventing iCloud.com and me.com email addresses from receiving Google Gmail messages, with delays lasting hours or days. Noted in reader tips and confirmed by 9to5Mac, the issue occurs when a message is sent from a Gmail account to an @iCloud.com or @me.com address, resulting in an extended delivery delay and/or this failure message from Apple’s servers:

451 4.5....

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10:01
Photos from the set of upcoming biopic provide...

Some new photos posted to Instagram from the set of the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic have given us our second look at star Michael Fassbender in the lead role as the Apple co-founder (via MacRumors). One of the photos, seen above from Instagram user “raqu3l” shows Fassbender as Jobs filming on a street outside the San Francisco Opera House.

The second photo (seen below, via Instagram user “seannung”), features a prop poster from the same location. On the poster, Fassbender poses with the NeXT Computer. That imagery, paired with a NeXT slogan, logo, and a quote from Steve Jobs, indicates that production crews are filming scenes surrounding the unveiling of the first NeXT product. That machine was revealed at the Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall...

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10:00
Inateck 3 Port USB 3.0 Hub with Gigabit Ethernet...

Traveling light doesn’t mean that you don’t have a need to connect to peripherals and high-speed Ethernet, so lightweight USB hubs and Ethernet adapters are worth their weight in gold when you’re a road warrior. Today we’re looking at Inateck’s 3 Port USB 3.0 Hub with Gigabit Ethernet Adapter (HBU3VL3-4) (US$39.99 MSRP, $22.99 on Amazon), a top-rated hub on Amazon and a handy piece of equipment to have in your laptop bag.

Specifications

  • Dimensions: 4.33 x 1.26 x 0.79 inches (110 x 32 x 20mm)
  • Weight: 2.09 oz (59 grams)
  • Cable Length: 11.81 inches (300mm)
  • Interface: USB 3.0 (three) and RJ45 (one, Gigabit Ethernet)

Design

Since Apple’s new USB-C MacBook won’t be out for another three weeks, that means that most of us have two methods of connecting peripherals to our MacBooks — USB and Thunderbolt. The Inateck 3 Port Hub...

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09:47
Amid rumors of Apple subscription TV service, Sling...

The Sling TV subscription service is now available on Xbox One, and will add A&E, History, and Lifetime later this month, expanding its offerings as new rumors suggest Apple plans to compete with its own subscription service starting this fall.

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09:38
News: NBC plans Apple TV app release in second half...

Despite being cut out of negotiations to be included in Apple’s stripped-down TV subscription service, NBC is still aiming at having an app on Apple TV by the second half of 2015, 9to5Mac reports. The NBC app would function like content apps for TV channels currently available on Apple TV, requiring a verifiable cable subscription to function. The other major networks — ABC, CBS and Fox — will reportedly be included in Apple’s own…

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09:36
Upcoming Steve Jobs biography exposes Apple co-...

A new excerpt from the upcoming biography Becoming Steve Jobs illustrates some of the lesser-known aspects of the Apple co-founder's life, including succession plans, his decline, and his involvement with Campus 2, the new Apple headquarters under construction in Cupertino.

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09:13
Facebook Talks Tough About Online Harassment


Facebook on Monday issued a new set of community standards, including provisions designed to clamp down on revenge porn, bullying, threats and other forms of online harassment. "We have zero tolerance for any behavior that puts people in danger, whether someone is organizing or advocating real-world violence or bullying other people," wrote Monika Bickert, head of global product policy, and Justin Osofsky, vice president of global operations, in a letter posted online.

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09:01
New video shows Android Wear accepting incoming...

Last month developer Mohammad Abu-Garbeyyeh managed to get an Android Wear-based smartwatch to display notifications from an iPhone, even though Google’s wearable OS doesn’t support Apple’s mobile devices (at least, not yet).

A new video posted by the software dev today shows an Android Wear watch working with the iPhone’s calling function. In the video, an incoming call on the iPhone is answered using the Android watch. Abu-Garbeyyeh says he simulated the gesture to answer to phone call on the watch in software to avoid filling the video frame with his hand, but the functionality works perfectly just as it would with an Android device.

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09:00
9to5Toys Lunch Break: 4TB External HDD $100, iOttie...

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

Today’s can’t miss deals:

Samsung D3 Station 4TB Desktop External Hard Drive $100 shipped (Reg. $150)

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09:00
Pivots is a fast, fun math game for iPhone

Pivots for iPhone (free with in-app purchase) is a clever little game that makes me question my addition skills. The premise is simple: arrange a row of numbers so that they add up to 15. Succeed and gain points. Fail, and lose time from the ticking clock. Here's our look at Pivots.

First off, Pivots is a nice-looking game. The four toolbar icons -- help, leaders, restore and share -- are minimal and convey their function clearly. The logo is cute, too, with a "heavy Sharpie marker" feel, and the friendly "Play!" button belies the tricky task at hand.

The game presents a 5x5 grid of single-digit numbers, all color-coded on a field of black (all 5's are yellow, 4's are purple and so on). As the game begins, you have 45 seconds to arrange rows so that they add up to 15. To arrange a row you may "pivot" an L-shaped, three-number section of blocks. Do so correctly and the new alignment will create at...

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08:56
Opinion: Don’t hold your breath for real Nintendo...

My feelings for Nintendo are complicated. I’ve loved its games ever since the original Donkey Kong, owned every Nintendo console (including the Virtual Boy), and recommended the Wii U as the best game console for families and kids. But if I was mildly displeased with Nintendo as a company during its haughtiest years — the time when most of its key third-party developers walked away — I’m downright angry with it today. At a press conference in Japan this morning, Nintendo announced its second collaboration with a mobile game publisher in two months, the headline from which was what millions of people have been waiting years to read:

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08:55
NBC plans cable-dependent Apple TV app for second...

Despite reports that NBC Universal is not involved in negotiations for Apple’s upcoming subscription TV replacement service, NBC still hopes to arrive on the Apple TV as soon as the second half of 2015, according to a source with knowledge of NBC’s digital roadmap. A recent presentation slide provided by the source shows that NBC wants to launch Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Xbox apps during the second half of this year, following its existing apps for iOS and Android devices. NBC also would like to add new affiliate stations, Nielsen Rating integration, and support for...

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08:49
Rumor: Apple to begin offering rewards for non-...

There’s now a reward system in place for turning non-iPhone smartphones in to Apple.

Sources have stated that Apple is planning to add Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone handsets to the list of acceptable trade-ins for its Reuse and Recycling Program, which exchanges used hardware for Apple Store gift cards.

Apple is apparently preparing to expand its Reuse and Recycling Program to include non-iOS handsets, including hardware running iOS nemesis Android.

Under Apple’s current program, first launched in 2011, iPhone users can nab an Apple Store gift card worth up to US$175 for a fully functional 64GB iPhone 5s. The company will reportedly offer similar deals...

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08:29
Rumor: Apple talking with content partners, looking...

Apple appears to be building its own television service.

The technology giant is in talks with programmers to offer a slimmed-down bundle of TV networks this fall, according to sources. The service would have about 25 channels, anchored by broadcasters such as ABC, CBS and Fox and would be available on Apple devices such as the Apple TV, they said.

For now, the talks don’t involve NBCUniversal, owner of the NBC broadcast network and cable channels like USA and Bravo, because of a falling-out between Apple and NBCUniversal parent company Comcast Corp., the people familiar with the matter said.

Apple and...

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08:14
BusyContacts Turbo Charges Mac Contact Management

Need to go beyond Apple’s Contacts app? BusyContacts — by the same folks who brought you BusyCal — is for those who need to manage relationships with contacts or are just plain dissatisfied with Apple’s bare-bones offering.

 

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08:06
News: Apple cleared in wireless patent infringement...

A federal jury has found that Apple did not infringe on five wireless technology patents, Reuters reports. The patents are owned by Canadian company Conversant Intellectual Property Management Inc., which bought Core Wireless Licensing Sarl and its 2,000 Nokia patents and patent applications in 2011, including the communications protocols for the 2G, 3G and 4G standards on which most mobile communication is based. Core Wireless sued Apple in 2012,…

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08:02
Google follows Apple's lead, introduces human...

After years of depending solely on automated processes to weed out malicious or otherwise undesirable apps from Google Play, the search giant announced on Tuesday that it has added human reviewers to the mix in a move that more closely aligns its practices with Apple's.

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08:01
“Your naivety over Nintendo is astounding.”

Some Claim Chowder™ directed at and detected by M.G.Siegler.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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08:00
Bring the Apple Store experience home with this...

If you are looking for a unique apartment, you should check out this living space located inside an Apple Store building. As noted by ifoapplestore, this two-bedroom, two-bath luxury apartment in Brisbane, Australia costs US$495,000 and includes amenities such as an in-building fitness center, access to an underground car park and a swimming pool. The building is a historic site, serving as General Douglas MacArthur’s Pacific headquarters during World War II.

The MacArthur’s Chambers building isn't the first location to combine living space with an Apple Store. Lodging also is available in five other Apple Store locations including the Pudong China, Opéra (Paris) and Princes Street (Edinburgh) stores.

Our take on the news:
Living near an Apple Store may be a memorable experience, but you better make sure you...

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07:48
Opinion: Do we need to use the Apple Watch to know...

I’m a self-confessed smartwatch skeptic. Early attempts like the original Pebble just seemed to me an extremely ugly solution in search of a problem. Some of the later models, like the Moto 360 and LG G Watch R (as well as the rather familiar-looking latest Pebble), overcame the ‘ugly’ part, but I still couldn’t see a reason to want one. I haven’t worn a watch for more than a decade, and smartwatches weren’t showing me any reason to change that.

Then along came the...

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07:38
WSJ: Apple plans 25-ish channel TV service with...

Rumors of an Apple-created television service have been around for almost as long as the rumors about an Apple-created television set, but a new report from the Wall Street Journal suggests we may know more soon. The WSJ claims that Apple will be launching a 25-or-so channel TV service for $30 or $40 a month that would include ABC, CBS, Fox, and various subsidiary channels like ESPN and FX.

NBC is not part of the current talks, apparently because of conflicts with parent company Comcast. Apple's plans had previously been expected to include some kind of partnership with cable companies, combining their infrastructure and content with Apple's hardware and software. The Journal says those plans have been nixed, again because of...

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07:10
Nintendo partnering with Japanese mobile game...

Nintendo today announced that it is partnering with Japanese mobile gaming company DeNA to  produce smartphone games featuring Nintendo characters. 

Nintendo and DeNA intend to jointly operate new gaming applications featuring Nintendo IP, which they will develop specifically for smart devices. Consequently, Nintendo expects to benefit from new business opportunities as more consumers encounter Nintendo IP, and DeNA expects to strengthen its core business of mobile gaming internationally through the use of Nintendo IP.

The games will be original titles, optimized for the smartphones and not ports of existing games on the Wii U or Nintendo 3DS.  

Our take on the news:

It's about time Nintendo embraced iOS and other smartphone gaming platforms. 

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07:07
Ex-NSA Researcher Claims That DLL-Style Attacks Work...

An anonymous reader writes Ex-NSA and NASA researcher Patrick Wardle claims to have developed a reliable technique of Shared Library replacement which renders Apple's OSX operating system just as vulnerable to exploitation as Windows has been (via its 'DLL' shared libraries) for years. Speaking at CanSecWest, Wardle explained that Apple's refusal to encrypt software downloads via its App Store allows an attacker on the same network to inject a malicious 'dylib' (shared library) without altering the hash of the legitimate-but-vulnerable software, thereby leaving the Developer ID signature intact. Wardle ran a crafted Python script on a typical Mac and discovered 150 dylib-dependent applications, including Apple's own Xcode developer environment — revealed last week by Edward Snowden to be a priority target for the NSA due to its ability to propagate compromised software.

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07:06
Apple's secretive industrial design lab shown...

Jony Ive's design team has begun to emerge from the shadows, with some of Apple's elite cadre of designers featured on the company's revamped jobs microsite -- in a photo apparently taken within its top-secret industrial design lab.

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07:02
Apple streaming TV service rumors are back, and more...

Apple's long-rumored subscription TV service is reportedly back on track and will launch this fall.

The Apple streaming service will launch with roughly 25 channels, including broadcast networks such as ABC, CBS, and Fox, according to the Wall Street Journal's sources. Some media executives think Apple will charge between $30 and $40 per month.

It's unclear what other channels will be part of the bundle. Apple is negotiating with several media companies including Disney (which owns CBS ABC and ESPN) and Fox (which owns FX).

NBCUniversal is reportedly not on board due to a feud between Apple and NBC parent company Comcast. The two companies were reportedly working together on a streaming video service last year, but Apple eventually felt that was being strung along by Comcast as the cable giant worked on its own TV overhaul, called...

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07:02
News: Nintendo to develop games for smartphones

Nintendo will finally develop games for smartphones, The Wall Street Journal reports. The company that for years refused to cater to the smartphone market has partnered with Japanese game provider DeNA Co. to set up a new mobile game platform, which should debut this fall. Analysts say Nintendo’s reluctance to license its characters has come at a heavy cost as the gaming industry shifted to smartphones. Nintendo posted three straight years of…

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06:38
∞ On the core of Apple Pay fraud

A poorly written article yields two key points: poor motivation and badly planned process.

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06:29
Apple Watch faces yield issues as Apple taps Foxconn...

As production of the Apple Watch ramps up ahead of its April 24 launch, Apple is apparently still facing yield issues, and continues to tweak its suppliers as it works to bring the wearable device to market.

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06:23
Fraud Rampant In Apple Pay

PvtVoid writes with this report from the New York Times, excerpting: An industry consultant, Cherian Abraham, put the fraud rate [for Apple Pay] at 6 percent, compared with a traditional credit card fraud rate that is relatively minuscule, 10 cents for every $100 spent. [i.e. one tenth of one percent]. The vulnerability in Apple Pay is in the way that it — and card issuers — "onboard" new credit cards into the system. Because Apple wanted its system to have the simplicity for which it has become famous and wanted to make the sign-up process "frictionless," the company required little beyond basic credit card information about a user. Nor did it provide much information to the banks, like full phone numbers and addresses, that might help them detect fraud early. The banks, desperate to become their customers' default card on Apple Pay — most add only one to their iPhones — did little to build their own defenses or to push Apple to provide more detailed information about its...

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05:44
Apple said to start trade-in program for Android,...

If true, Apple will take Android and BlackBerry devices as trade-ins. Smart move?

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05:33
Nintendo buys into game developer, to bring their...

Zelda? On my iPhone? That does sound promising.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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05:18
The Steve Jobs you didn’t know: kind, patient, and...

Excerpts from the upcoming Steve Jobs biography. I think this is going to be a hell of a read.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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05:07
MacID Touch ID login for Mac free for limited time,...

The Touch ID-based cross-platform Mac unlocking tool MacID has been updated to version 1.1, temporarily going free for a limited window, while Airbnb has added new conditional rules to its iPhone app, and Target has updated its iPhone shopping with new Store Search and customization options.

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05:00
The Micro Bit's Mega Promise


The BBC last week announced that it would give programming PCs to 1 million students through its Make It Digital initiative, an effort to spark greater interest in technology. The 11- and 12-year-old UK school children will receive Micro Bit, a stripped-down computer that can be worn on a lanyard. Similar to the Raspberry Pi, the Micro Bit is a programming computer designed to serve as an entry point for individuals interested in coding. The BBC has partnered with more than 25 technology companies to propel the Make It Digital initiative.

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04:39
Nintendo to bring games and IP to smartphones with...

Video game giant Nintendo on Tuesday announced its classic characters, as well as some new faces, will make their way to "smart devices" through a partnership with mobile app developer DeNA.

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04:30
China’s gold consumption suggests Apple Watch...

China’s voracious appetite for gold suggests that this might be the key market for the solid gold Apple Watch Edition, suggests former GigaOM founder Om Malik.

There is a love affair between the Chinese and gold jewelry. The gold consumption in that country is going through the roof. (In 2014, the worldwide consumption of gold fell and yet, China demand still stayed strong.) […]

Some believe that the Apple Watch Edition (the expensive kind) will find more takers in China than anywhere else in the world.

It has previously been suggested that it was Asia, and China in particular, which drove the...

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04:05
Apple cleared of infringing former Nokia patents, $...

Apple has been cleared of infringing five wireless patents originally held by Nokia in its iPhones and iPads. The patents were later acquired by a subsidiary of Conversant Intellectual Property Management Inc, which sued Apple for $100M by calculating a per-device license fee. Apple argued that even if it had infringed the patents, which it denied, a fair license fee would be less than $1M.

Reuters reports that a federal jury in Texas took five hours to deliberate yesterday before finding in favor of Apple.

Had Conversant won, it’s possible that the majority of the revenue would have been paid to Microsoft and Nokia. In a complicated chain, Conversant obtained the patents when it acquired a company called Core Wireless, which had in turn bought them from Nokia–which had licensed them to Microsoft.

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03:55
From ‘Becoming Steve Jobs': Cook says Isaacson...

Fast Company has today published a sizeable excerpt from Becoming Steve Jobs, the upcoming book about Jobs’ life and his mannerisms. Unlike previous efforts, Apple is openly promoting this book and many executives, Tim Cook included, have participated in interviews. This has yielded some very interesting stories.

Following the story of Cook offering to give Jobs his liver, Cook is quoted as saying the Isaacson book did the late CEO a ‘disservice’. In very similar words to how Cue described the (unrelated) film about Jobs at SXSW, Cook says ‘The person I read about there is somebody I would never have wanted to work with over all this time’.

“The Steve that I met in early ’98 was brash and confident and...

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03:55
Four takeaways from 'Steve Jobs: The Man in the...

AUSTIN—By this point, there isn’t much we don’t know about Steve Jobs and his story, but that didn’t stop filmmaker Alex Gibney from tackling Jobs as the subject of his latest documentary. And, spoiler alert, it shows off the ugly side of Jobs, painting an unflattering picture of tech’s most famous visionary.

Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine premiered during South by Southwest on Saturday, telling the story of Jobs through archival footage and new interviews with former friends and colleagues. This isn’t a strict cradle-to-grave documentary about Jobs’ entire life story: It’s more of an analytical look at Jobs and his troubled relationships and values, both in his work with Apple and in his personal life (and in the overlaps too). 

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03:50
Apple Watch band with modern buckle detailed in...

With final Apple Watch details fleshed out earlier in March, patents for the device have started to show up at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, including a design published on Tuesday for what Apple calls the modern buckle band.

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03:36
The new MacBook is cool, but the PowerBook Duo was...

With all the excitement last week over the new MacBook, it seems only right and proper that today Think Retro turns its attention to Apple’s original superlight laptop, the PowerBook Duo.

The Duo is easily in my top five favorite Apple computers of all time because the whole concept is just so intensely pleasing. Let me explain.

PowerBook Duos were small, light, capable laptop computers. Actually, I need to caveat all of that! It was still nearly an inch and a half thick, and at 4.2 pounds, it nevertheless weighed more than two of the new MacBooks. And even though the last model got one of the spangly new PowerPC processors, they were definitely both slow even by the standards of the day and they didn’t even have a floppy drive far less a CD-ROM or Ethernet. But the real joy and genius of the PowerBook Duo is that you could either attach...

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03:09
External Link: Josh Centers Talks Apple’s...

Managing Editor Josh Centers joined host Victor Johnson on the Subjective podcast to discuss his TidBITS origins, HBO Now, Apple TV, Apple Watch, and his frustrations with the Mac lineup.

 

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02:55
Nintendo to start making iPhone games, including...


The jailbreak community has worked to get Mario onto the iPhone for years.

As reported by the Wall Street Journal, Nintendo has finally decided that it is time to start making mobile games for platforms like the iPhone. The company has confirmed it will begin developing titles for smartphones and other mobile devices (presumably, ‘tablets’) featuring famous franchises like Mario.

Until now, Nintendo has been resistant to share its first-party intellectual property  (‘IP’) outside of its own consoles. Clearly, it was worried that bringing characters like Mario to the iPhone would cannabilize sales of its own hardware like the Nintendo DS.  However, as part of a new partnership with a mobile gaming company, there has clearly been a change of heart by Nintendo...

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Monday March 16

22:28
Adobe reveals Document Cloud, Acrobat DC with e-...

Adobe on Tuesday unveiled Document Cloud, an all-encompassing digital document management solution that includes a new touch-enabled version of Acrobat and two iOS-specific apps.

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21:00
Adobe unveils Document Cloud w/ Acrobat Mobile and...

Adobe is taking its document strategy to the cloud with its latest service. Taking the same approach as its Creative Cloud Suite of apps for creators, Adobe is revealing its new Document Cloud service alongside two new apps for iOS: Acrobat Mobile and Fill & Sign. The new service aims to make handling PDFs and other documents much more flexible, and the new iOS apps can bring paper documents into the Adobe Document Cloud for work on the go…

Adobe says Acrobat DC, which will offer free digital e-signing of PDFs, is the key to its Document Cloud service. The iPad version of Adobe DC can be seen above. The mobile app features an intuitive interface for selecting actions for...

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20:11
Apple dodges $100M lawsuit over alleged infringement...

A U.S. federal court jury on Monday found Apple not to have infringed on wireless technology patents asserted by Canadian licensing firm Conversant Technologies, which sought damages totaling $100 million for the alleged misuse.

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19:34
Apple plans 25 channels for streaming TV service

Wall St Journal:

Apple Inc.’s lofty plans to build an online television service are coming into sharper focus.

The technology giant is in talks with programmers to offer a slimmed-down bundle of TV networks this fall, according to people familiar with the matter. The service would have about 25 channels, anchored by broadcasters such as ABC, CBS and Fox, and would be available on Apple devices such as the Apple TV, they said.

For now, the talks don’t involve NBCUniversal, owner of the NBC broadcast network and cable channels like USA and Bravo, because of a falling-out between Apple and NBCUniversal parent company Comcast Corp., the people familiar with the matter said.

Take this news with a lot of salt. The only details come from the always suspicious “people familiar with the matter” and one of the story’s writers is Daisuke Wakabayashi – not exactly an unimpeachable source of accurate Apple news.

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19:19
Apple to launch online TV service with support from...

Apple is reportedly in talks with major television content providers and broadcasters to launch a subscription online TV service that will be piped to Apple TV and supported iOS devices.

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18:45
WSJ: Apple announcing $30-40/month Web TV service in...

According to a new report from The Wall Street Journal, Apple plans to launch an online TV service this fall with support for “about” 25 channels. According to the report, the service will debut on all of Apple’s iOS devices, ranging from the Apple TV to the iPhone and iPad, and will be announced in June (which is also when the Beats overhaul will debut) and fully released in September of this year. Industry executives said that the service will be priced between $30 and $40 when it launches. Of the 25 channels, the service will be headlined by ABC, CBS and Fox.

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18:33
Reuters: Apple could be considering purchase of...

Apple may be considering a deal to purchase a communications satellite built by Boeing, a report from Reuters says.

The deal is apparently still in the earliest stages, and Reuters lists Google, Facebook, and other tech companies as potential interested parties, though Boeing hasn’t confirmed any companies currently involved in the talks.

Jim Simpson, vice president of business development and chief strategist for Boeing Network and Space Systems, told Reuters the big technology firms were keen to expand Internet access around the world to help them grow.

“The real key to being able to do these type of things is ultra high-throughput capabilities, where we’re looking at providing gigabytes, terrabytes, pedabytes of capability,” Simpson told Reuters after a panel at the Satellite 2015 conference.

There aren’t many details on what might be...

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18:05
Apple among big tech companies reportedly in talks...

Boeing is marketing advanced high-throughput communications satellites to large technology firms, such as Apple and Google, and could reach a deal to build a unit for a major industry player this year.

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16:55
Apple is all about China

As I sat and watched through the keynote video, one thing which became pretty obvious — Apple’s number one focus going forward is China.

China is a huge market for Apple.

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16:40
Apple Global Volunteer Program

Under the new Apple Global Volunteer Program, Apple is offering employees a way to receive training and tools to help them create and publicize local volunteer events to better their communities. The program, currently available in the United States, Sydney, and Cork, also aims to help employees find activities to volunteer for.

It’s nice to see Apple giving back, and helping its employees give back to their communities.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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16:01
BlackBerry’s new tablet

The SecuTABLET, based on Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S 10.5 and being presented by BlackBerry unit Secusmart at tech fair CeBIT 2015 in Germany

< Crickets >

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16:00
MacTech Pro Event - San Francisco: Register today...

Anyone who is a professional tech or consultant who supports Apple technologies knows about MacTech, the preeminent journal of Apple technology. This year, MacTech is holding a series of MacTech Pro Events in cities around the United States to get you up to speed on the latest technologies you need to know. 

The first event in Seattle has already passed, but the next event in San Francisco is coming up next Wednesday, March 25. Early-bird pricing is in effect for the event now, meaning that you can save $200 off the normal $499 tuition if you register soon.

That's not all -- you're also invited to attend a new Microsoft Office Accreditation event from 2 PM to 6 PM the day...

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15:19
Lost city discovered in the Honduran rain forest

I find this stuff fascinating.

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15:12
Survey: Surveillance Is Fine as Long as It's...


Growing concern over surveillance in cyberspace has people changing their online behavior. Nearly 90 percent of 475 adults recently surveyed said they were aware of government surveillance programs targeting Internet users, the Pew Research Center found. Eighty-two percent supported spying on suspected terrorists, 60 percent supported snooping on foreign leaders, 54 percent were OK with monitoring foreign citizens, and 60 percent even gave a thumbs-up to surveillance of American leaders. However, 57 percent opposed monitoring of U.S. citizens.

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15:09
Apple to accept non-iPhone trade-ins with expanded...

Apple is planning to add Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone handsets to the list of acceptable trade-ins for its Reuse and Recycling Program, which exchanges used hardware for Apple Store gift cards.

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15:00
AWT News Update: March 16, 2015

Steve Jobs photo by Ben Stanfield, Flickr CC

Hope you had a pleasant Monday! Today we have a few Apple news items that hit our radar:

  • Watchaware compares polling for the iPad in 2010 to the Apple Watch in 2015, and finds that in both cases, 40 to 50% of those polled said they would not buy the item. The iPad has sold 200 million units so far...
  • A new documentary about Steve Jobs that debuted at SXSW over the weekend is receiving the praise of newspapers and the scorn of Apple employees who actually knew the man.
  • Limefuel announces a 24,000 mAh USB-C external battery pack for the new MacBook that should give it full-day battery life.
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14:50
Apple Watch’s hardware or straps packaging...

Apple appears to have just provided a first glimpse at the retail packaging for Apple Watch or the device’s straps via the photo above posted to a newly updated jobs page on its website. The white box lines up with the little information Apple has provided about the packaging for the entry-level Sport Edition and the stainless steel Watch Edition models.

We know Apple is planning a more traditional watch box that doubles as a place to store and charge the device, but that will only come with the more expensive 18k gold models. In a recent interview, Apple exec Jony Ive said “the box of the top-of-the‑range...

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14:23
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14:20
Location is the new hashtag: Yik Yak aims to be the...

AUSTIN—Don’t think of Yik Yak as a run-of-the-mill anonymous app. The social network has already conquered college campuses, and its founders are setting their sights higher: becoming the next Twitter.

Yik Yak founders Tyler Droll and Brooks Buffington aren’t your typical social network CEOs. They live in Atlanta, generally avoid the press, and are focused more on getting the app into more college-aged hands than designing something pretty. Yik Yak was raked over the coals in its early days for being kind of hideous, but incredibly effective. That outsider perspective could be why Droll and Buffington don’t think twice about taking on Twitter.

To read this article in full or to leave a...

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14:00
Pebble Time is not a serious Apple Watch competitor

I'm getting a little irritated with the glowing success stories about the Pebble Time smartwatch. I have to admit that I was caught up in the record-breaking Kickstarter campaign; the Pebble Time and Pebble Time Steel have now captured (as of publication time) over $18.7 million dollars in pledges and over 73,000 backers. But is the Pebble Time even in the same ballpark as the soon-to-arrive Apple Watch? Hell, no.

As of December 31, 2014, Pebble reported that it had sold one million smartwatches between the original Pebble and Pebble Steel. Sure, that sounds great, but let's look at what some Wall Street analysts are forecasting for Apple's Watch:

  • UBS -- Steve Milunovich: Expects...
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13:32
ACEs conference to offer community pricing

The ACEs conference in New Orleans, Louisiana is on its inaugural year, and will feature a talk by MacObserver's own (and friend of AWT), Jeff Gamet. His talk on the state of Apple should be a good one to attend.

ACEs is offering community discount pricing, meaning the more people who sign up, the lower the ticket prices go. As we said, ACEs is in its inaugural year, but it could be a good show to attend. 

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13:30
Apple refreshes its job site to highlight diversity...

Apple has quietly given the front end of its jobs site a facelift adding new employee testimonials and updated product shots. The refreshed layout matches the style of other new pages throughout Apple’s site with the landing page carrying this message: “Do your life’s best work here. With the whole world watching.” Notably, the updated jobs site now includes product shots of the upcoming Apple Watch, specifically an aluminum sport model with a green band and the sensors showing, as well as student in class wearing now Apple-owned Beats by Dr Dre headphones…

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13:26
News: Report: Apple expanding iPhone trade-in...

Apple plans to expand its iPhone trade-in program to include Android devices and other non-Apple smartphones, 9to5Mac reports. Much like the iPhone Reuse + Recycle Program introduced about a year and a half ago, customers will receive gift cards that can be used toward the purchase of new iPhones in exchange for their older smartphones, with the value of the trade-in assessed by Apple Store employees based on the cosmetic and functional condition…

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13:11
Apple Watch a game changer for traditional watch...

Tim Bajarin:

When Apple introduced the Apple Watch last fall, I talked to people in the high-end watch market to get a sense of whether they viewed it as a threat in any way. What I heard was a bit surprising. They said Apple has created a completely new paradigm in watches, which will define what a “watch” will be and can do in the future. Most importantly, these sources told me that even the ultra high-end watchmakers are taking note. But they are struggling with how to respond given that the Apple Watch is not as much a watch as it is a wrist computer that could shift the role a timepiece plays in people’s lives.

Even though the watch may not sell as well as the iPhone, Apple did the same thing in that industry—it made the incumbents nervous because they were offering something completely new and different.

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13:10
Switch to iPhone, get money: Apple may offer gift...

Apple already gives some assistance to new customers switching over from Android, helping them move their photos, contacts, email accounts, music, and so on from their Android phone to a new iPhone. Soon, according to a report on 9to5Mac, that assistance could include cold, hard cash—well, cold hard gift cards, anyway.

Citing unnamed sources, 9to5Mac claims Apple will launch a trade-in program, wherein you turn in your smartphone—even an Android smartphone—and receive a gift card. This program is still unconfirmed (I’ve reached out to Apple PR for comment), so we don’t have details on when it’ll start or how much Android switchers can expect to get.

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12:51
Apple launching volunteer program for employees to...

Apple has informed employees today that is launching a new volunteer program today that will push employees to assist their local communities. The program is called the “Apple Global Volunteer Program,” and it is soon launching in the United States, Sydney, Australia, and Cork, Ireland before a larger rollout across the world. The program is said to be available for both retail and corporate employees.

Here’s Apple’s memo to employees:

Since its launch in 2011, the Apple Matching Gifts Program has been an astounding success, with a combined total of over $78 million donated to charities and non-profits around the world. Now employees in the U.S. have a new way to make an even bigger impact on the causes they care...

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12:25
Report: Apple will offer iPhone gift cards to...

If you're buying a new phone and your old phone still works fine, a good way to defray the cost is to sell the old phone to any one of the many secondhand phone retailers. If you're trading in an old iPhone for a new one, for example, Apple will offer you some credit for the old phone directly. According to a report from 9to5Mac, the company will soon begin offering money for Android phones as well, incentivizing some of the platform switchers that Apple talks about during its product events and earnings calls.

The report doesn't have much other information about the extension of Apple's trade-in program, noting only that retail store employees are currently being trained...

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11:52
News: Daily Deal: ‘Rhino Shield’ Crash Guard &...

In today’s iLounge Deal you can get the ‘Rhino Shield’ Crash Guard & Screen Protector for the iPhone 6 for only $44.99, or pick up the iPhone 6 Plus version for the same price. The slim case provides a high-end design with premium protection, having passed a 12-foot drop test while remaining thin enough to still fit into your pocket. The case is constructed with a matte texture for easy grip, is compatible with most third-party…

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11:37
Hedge fund managers want to buy more Apple stock but...

The heads of major hedge funds are so bullish on shares of Apple that they wish they could buy more, but doing so would put them at too great a risk with less diversification.

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11:28
T-Mobile brings Data Stash rollovers to Simple...

T-Mobile USA has announced plans to bring Data Stash -- a policy rolling over unused 4G data from each month -- to new and existing Simple Choice prepaid subscribers, having previously limited the perk to postpaid customers.

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11:12
TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 16...

Notable software releases this week include Security Update 2015-002 (Mountain Lion, Mavericks, and Yosemite), DEVONthink/DEVONnote 2.8.4, iMovie 10.0.7, Evernote 6.0.7, GraphicConverter 9.6, and Mailplane 3.4.1.

 

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11:12
ExtraBITS for 16 March 2015

In this week’s collection of links, Adam Engst discussed Apple’s latest announcements on The Tech Night Owl podcast, Google revealed a new Chromebook Pixel, we found out if Apple’s switch from MagSafe to USB-C will endanger the 12-inch MacBook, product designer Greg Koenig examined the Apple Watch’s manufacturing process, the Wall Street Journal explained how Apple is taking over your local mall, and Josh Centers spoke about the CIA hacking Apple on The Dan Benjamin Hour.

 

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11:05
Opinion: Understanding the extended period between...

Apple has shown off the Apple Watch at a special event now on two occasions: first after the iPhone 6 last September, then after the new 12-inch MacBook last week. We know how the Apple Watch will look, how much it will cost, when we can buy it and for how much. Many developers are ready to ship apps for the Apple Watch, and we’re already seeing an accessory market for Apple’s wearable.

Since last week’s event, I’ve been thinking about why Apple might have chosen to have its second Apple Watch unveiling more than a month before people can actually buy the device. My conclusion? It’s...

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11:00
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Looking for a special gift for that mega Apple enthusiast in your life? How about the newest edition of an absolutely stunning coffee table book that features lush, beautiful photographs of Apple devices? ICONIC: A Photographic Tribute to Apple Innovation is Iconic uses vivid color and detail to document Apple’s journey in design, form and function—and looks back at over 35 years of Apple innovation. Four years in the making, the author captured over 150,000 photos of nearly every product Apple has made, including rare prototypes and even packaging. With a foreword from Steve Wozniak and The Loop’s own Jim Dalrymple and hundreds of amazing quotes from other Apple pundits—ICONIC is the ultimate coffee table book for every Apple fan, and the perfect gift for any Apple owner who ever wanted to explore and discover the true roots of their favorite iMac, iPod, iPad, or iPhone. With free global shipping,...

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10:38
Marvell ships first SDK support for Apple's iOS...

Marvell announced that it is the first silicon vendor to release a complete software development kit (SDK) for Apple's HomeKit, which it has paired with its controller and wireless components, noting that several manufacturers are already using its products to develop new HomeKit accessories.

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10:25
Apple will offer Android switchers gift cards to...

Apple is preparing to launch another program to boost iPhone sales in its stores, a stated goal of CEO Tim Cook.

According to sources, Apple will soon introduce a new recycling and trade-in program that will accept non-Apple smartphones, notably including Android and BlackBerry devices, in exchange for gift cards to be used toward the purchase of new iPhones. In continuing to court Android switchers, Apple will use a similar system to the one it uses to repurchase iPhones, whereby Apple Retail Store employees determine trade-in values for devices by considering their cosmetic and functional condition.

The new...

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10:09
Apple issues new OS X 10.10.3 beta, fixing bug that...

Only a few days after the previous build was issued to developers, Apple has provided a new beta of OS X 10.10.3, addressing a crashing bug that affected the newly released 13-inch MacBook Pro.

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09:59
Apple seeds OS X 10.10.3 build 14D105 to developers...

Less than a week following the previous seed, Apple has released build 14D105 of the upcoming OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 to both developers and users of the Public Beta. Apple has not yet said when 10.10.3 will be released to all OS X Yosemite users, but the increase in seeds in recent weeks likely indicates that a wider launch is fast approaching. As we’ve previously detailed, 10.10.3 will include the all new iCloud-based Photos app for the Mac, developer APIs for the new Force Touch Trackpad on the MacBook and MacBook Pro with Retina display, and a new Emoji picker...

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09:59
Users come forward, complain of anti-reflective...

You paid an arm, a leg and a spare kidney for your Retina display MacBook Pro.

Now it appears that the anti-reflective coating on it is susceptible to stains or wearing off entirely.

According to a growing number of complaints on the Apple Support Communities board, the anti-reflective coating seems to be staining or wearing off on a number of MacBook Pro notebooks and under a variety of circumstances, including the pressure of the keys and trackpad on the display when closed, and the use of third-party cleaning solutions and microfiber cloths. While the issue is typically isolated to small...

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09:30
Eddy Cue blasts Alex Gibney's 'mean-...

A fresh cinematic look at the life of late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, directed by Oscar-winning documentarian Alex Gibney, has been met with scorn from Apple employees following its debut at the annual South by Southwest film festival.

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09:11
Force Touch trackpad analyzed, first hands-on...

The Force Touch trackpad is apparently the trackpad that clicks back at you.

That’s the way it’s being described, as the new trackpad isn’t the usual button that’s pressed during use, but a set of electromagnets that move enough to feel like there’s a click happening. The end result feels like a regular click, which Apple calls the “Taptic Engine”, the electromagnet essentially pushing back at you.

Apple has apparently added new ways to interact with OS X based on a super-hard press. The Taptic Engine gives you an extra click to let you know you’ve successfully pressed hard enough, and then the OS does extra, neat little things like popping up definitions,...

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09:02
9to5Toys Lunch Break: iPad Air 128GB LTE $530,...

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

Daily Deals: iPad Air 128GB Wi-Fi + LTE $530, Logitech iPad Air Bluetooth...

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09:00
Today in the App Store -- MathStudio, OmniPlan and...

Here are some of the best free apps, app updates and new apps that have landed in the App Store recently. Today's notable apps include a discount on MathStudio, the new HERE navigation app, and an update to OmniPlan that brings the title to the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch as a unviersal app. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can.

iOS Apps Now Free

Workout Plan - Fitness Schedule & Journal [Now free, down from $1.99] Workout Plan has been ranked a #1 downloaded Health & Fitness app in over 25 countries, and is used by thousands of individuals across the world to plan and log their workouts.

Etchings [Now free, down from $1.99] Instantly create beautiful etched illustrations from any photo!...

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08:55
Gibney’s Steve Jobs documentary coming to theaters...

Little-known until its debut at SXSW this weekend, Oscar-winning documentarian Alex Gibney’s “Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine” has been picked up by Magnolia Pictures for a North American theatrical release, and CNN Films for television broadcasts, Deadline Hollywood reports today. An earlier story from The Hollywood Reporter claimed that several Apple employees in attendance walked out early, and Apple’s Eddy Cue has used Twitter to denounce the film, calling it “inaccurate and mean-spirited.”

Very disappointed in SJ:Man in the Machine. An inaccurate and mean-spirited view of my friend. It...

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