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Friday June 12

13:10
Audio production on iOS 9 is vastly improved as apps...

Apple is introducing full support for audio plug-ins in iOS 9, allowing developers to sell plug-ins like effects and virtual instruments on the App Store that can be used within audio editing apps like Apple’s own GarageBand.

Apple has long used Audio Units as a standard for audio plug-ins in Mac OS X for applications like its own Logic Pro and GarageBand. It’s now bringing full support for Audio Units to iOS devices and allowing developers to easily port their audio plug-ins from OS X with very...

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13:00
Waterfield Designs Dash Sleeve: Protecting your...

Waterfield designs dash sleeve. photo ©2015, steven sande. All rights reserved.

Sometimes protecting a laptop from the world doesn't mean encasing it in a big bag. For many MacBook owners, a padded sleeve is just the answer for carrying that laptop around without adding bulk. Waterfield Designs has just released the new Dash Sleeve ($59) in a range of sizes for everything from the 12-inch MacBook with Retina Display to the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display.

Design

The Dash Sleeve comes in basic black, but with two trims -- black and copper. The trim is applied to a slender line along one side, as well as on the brand label. The outside of the Dash is made of ballistic nylon, a material that holds up to years of abuse without showing wear. I have a Waterfield Designs bag that I've used almost daily since 2008 and the ballistic nylon still looks as good as it...

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12:37
Facebook will now update your News Feed based on...

You’ve been warned: Facebook is about to become even more captivating.

On Friday Facebook announced that it will start taking into account how much time users spent viewing a particular story as a determining factor for that story showing up at the top of your News Feed. Basically, the stories you take the time to read (or watch) will be prioritized over the stories that you scroll right through out of general disinterest.

“We’ve discovered that if people spend significantly more time on a particular story in News Feed than the majority of other stories they look at, this is a good sign that content was relevant to them,” wrote Facebook software engineers Ansha Yu and Sami Tas. 

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12:17
iOS 9 hardware keyboard shortcuts bring Apple's...

New hardware keyboard capabilities for the iPad in iOS 9 make it easier than ever to switch apps and access shortcuts, pushing Apple's tablet to become more like a traditional computer than ever before.

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11:09
Third-party SSDs to get TRIM support in OS X El...

Apple appears ready to allow third-party solid state drives (SSDs) to use TRIM, an OS-level tool for reclaiming unused space, as a new report claims that an at-your-own risk TRIM tool will debut in either OS X Yosemite 10.10.4 or OS X El Capitan 10.11. TRIM keeps SSDs running quickly as they get filled up with and purged of content, automatically reallocating deleted file space to be used by new files.

According to the report, MacRumors forum users experimenting with El Capitan’s new Rootless security system have discovered a new built-in tool called “Trimforce,” which force-enables TRIM for SSDs even if they weren’t “validated for data integrity while using that functionality.” The tool’s language suggests that the feature can be enabled at the user’s own risk: “By using this tool to enable TRIM, you agree that Apple is not liable for any consequences that may result, including but not limited...

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10:56
Inside iOS 9: Apple's Notes app is greatly...

Apple's native Notes application is getting a major overhaul with iOS 9, allowing users to sketch ideas, insert pictures, include links to external apps, and more, making it a fully featured note taking solution.

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10:44
Review: House of Marley’s Chant Mini is a solid...

Back at CES 2015, I had a chance to swing by House of Marley’s booth and check out some of their latest and greatest. One of those items was the Chant Mini Bluetooth speaker. Well, it’s finally here and time to give it the review treatment. Can a $50 portable Bluetooth speaker really be all that great? Let’s find out…

First off, let’s start with materials. Like all of House of Marley’s products, the Chant Mini is made from recycled materials. It has a great build quality to it and is covered in a nice fabric on the outside, with an aluminum...

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10:33
Duqu 2.0 Makes Other Malware Look Clunky


Duqu 2.0 may have just snatched the title of "most sophisticated malware ever," according to Kaspersky Lab, which published a report on the new threat this week. Kaspersky discovered Duqu 2.0 after the malware penetrated its own internal networks. "The philosophy and way of thinking of the Duqu 2.0 group is a generation ahead of anything seen in the APT world," said Kurt Baumgartner, principal security researcher at Kaspersky. "Its level of sophistication surpasses even the Equation Group -- supposedly the 'crème de la crème' in this sphere.

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10:30
The Week in iOS Apps: No end of photo and weather...

New in weather and photo-editing apps

This week’s app roundup features new apps for editing your photos and tracking the weather. Yes, that’s often true, but it’s really true this week!

Angry Birds Fight!

Angry Birds Fight! is the latest entry in the franchise—a series of “match three” challenges that let you augment your character’s health, power, attack effectiveness, armor, and more. And yes, there are Monster Pigs to contend with.

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10:05
Why iOS 9's ad-blocking is bad news for Google

Apple didn’t openly declare war on ads at this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference, but quietly included a new feature in iOS 9 that will dramatically cut down on mobile ads you see.

The company included a tool for developers in the latest version of iOS that supports ad-blocking extensions in Safari. That means you’ll be able to install an ad-blocker in the App Store just like you can install ad-blocking extensions in Safari on your Mac.

What this means for you: Mobile ads eat up data that could be used for other, more important activities, like checking your email or streaming music. Being able to block annoying ads, some of which are awful App Store redirects, will be a huge improvement for the Safari...

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10:00
Twitterrific for iOS brings quick update replies to...

The Iconfactory workers have released Twitterrific for iOS version 5.12 with a slew of new features, including quick update replies for Twitterrific on Apple Watch. 

Watch owners can now reply to replies and DM's custom responses, right on their tiny devices. After installing Twitterrific 5.12, open Apple's Watch app and select Twitterrific. You'll see a list of options, including one to generate quick replies. You can create up to five, which become available as ready-to-go replies on Twitterrific for Apple Watch. It's tremendously handy and fast. I love it!

There's a lot more to this update. You can now move the nav bar...

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09:48
The new Microsoft era: any developer, any app, any...

I’d like to thank Microsoft for sponsoring The Loop this week. This year, Microsoft is making major investments in developer and cloud tools to move beyond Windows and bring great support to iOS developers and other popular platforms. As part of this focus, Microsoft is sponsoring Altconf this week and will be there to show you some of the cool new services and free tools to help you take your apps to the next level.

I also want to thank Microsoft for sponsoring the Beard Bash party on Monday June 8th. Life may run on code, but we all know developers run on beer.

If you cannot attend Altconf or the Beardbash, you can learn more about what is possible at http://AnyDevAnyApp.com.

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09:45
New for app devs: iTunes Connect improvements,...

Apple is rolling out improvements to its iTunes Connect portal that developers use to submit and manage their apps on the App Store. In addition to some welcomed UI tweaks, Apple is introducing a few notable improvements for developers. The big ones include increased limits for testing apps in TestFlight, the ability to manage multiple accounts/apps from a single username, and new user roles to allow a team of developers varying access to iTunes Connect features.

For TestFlight, Apple is increasing limits for the number of builds a developer can release per day, the number of apps per account, and the number of internal and external testers. In...

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09:31
Inside iOS 9: Apple brings IFTTT-like functionality...

With HomeKit-compatible accessories finally hitting the market, Apple is getting ready to add new capabilities to its home automation platform in iOS 9 to make smart bulbs, locks, and garage door openers easier to manage and more powerful --?including the ability to define IFTTT-style event chains with new Event Triggers.

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09:11
Rdio responds to Apple Music with statement...

Rdio on Friday responded to this week's announcement of Apple Music, satirizing Apple marketing from 1981 as part of an argument that the company is doing nothing fundamentally new.

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09:10
Developers hack Apple Watch to run real UIKit-backed...


Well-known developers Steve Troughton-Smith, Saurik and Adam Bell have managed to hack the Apple Watch on watchOS 2 to run truly native apps on the device. Although Apple is advertising native apps with watchOS 2, it isn’t as ‘native’ as some developers wanted or expected. The logic code now runs on the watch, but raw access to the user interface is still not allowed on watchOS 2.

This means frameworks like UIKit cannot be used to draw truly custom UI. Instead developers must rely on the same techniques employed with current WatchKit apps that revolve around image sequences to create more interesting effects.

In the demo, video embedded below, the team managed to get a...

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09:00
9to5Toys Last Call: 4-Port USB Desktop Charger $9,...

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:
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08:00
∞ Apple, backstage at the start of the WWDC keynote

This is what developers saw just before Tim walked out onto the stage. Pretty great.

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08:00
I want to love 'The Witcher 3,' but my...

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, a massive, open-world, role-playing game from Polish studio CD Projekt Red, has sold 4 million copies in two weeks across PlayStation 4, PC and Xbox One. Those aren't Grand Theft Auto V numbers, but it's a huge milestone for...

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07:51
Twitter will remove 140 character limit on DMs next...

I wonder if the 140 character limit on regular tweets is sacrosanct, or if its days are numbered, too.

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07:47
Wired’s take on Apple Music

Liz Stinson of Wired lays out her take on Apple Music.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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07:37
IRS to fight fraud and identity theft with help from...

The IRS has just revealed a collaboration with various tax-preparation firms and software companies such as Intuit that aims to prevent refund fraud. It will introduce new safeguards to authenticate a person's identity, including monitoring and flagg...

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07:28
Leaked document shows Apple Music to pay industry...

When Apple Music hits, it’ll pay artists about the industry standard.

A leaked document shared by Digital Music News shows that with Apple charging between US$9.99 and US$14.99 per month for its upcoming on-demand Apple Music service, with 58 percent of its subscription revenues going to record labels. For every US$9.99 Apple collects from subscribers in the United States, it will pay out US$5.80 to labels. Additionally, Apple pays approximately 12 percent to publishers and/or songwriters, leaving the company with somewhere around 30 percent of the revenue from the Apple Music service.

The figures come on the heels of...

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07:16
David Attenborough dives into VR with special museum...

Wildlife documentarian and hypnotizing narrator Sir David Attenborough will finally lend his storytelling expertise to the fledgling medium of virtual reality later this month, in a special exhibit opening at London's Natural History Museum. As stunn...

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07:16
Parrot refreshes iOS-controlled minidrone lineup,...

Parrot on Friday announced several changes to its minidrone line, showing off updated jumping bots, new flying drones, and revealing its first-ever water drone. [updated]

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07:11
Users express concern over watchOS downgrade issues...

Upgrading software is easy.

It’s downgrading that’s the hard part.

A number of deleted posts from Apple’s support forums and active discussions elsewhere online highlight a growing concern for Apple Watch users; specifically, the inability to downgrade from a newer version of watchOS to an older version. The issue, which first became apparent when users discovered that watchOS 1.0.1’s heart rate monitoring was less frequent than in watchOS 1.0, is that the Apple Watch apparently lacks a user-accessible recovery or DFU (device firmware update) mode. While there has been a spike in downgrade-related complaints since Apple released the beta...

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07:10
Opinion: Will the launch of Apple Music mark the...

Spotify is almost synonymous with streaming music. It may not quite have managed the Google trick of becoming a verb, but it’s pretty much the default way to stream music.

Spotify has 75M active users and, despite doubts in many quarters about its ability to convert free users to paid subscribers, it has succeeded there too. The company announced this week that it now has more than 20M paid subscribers, half of them added in the past 12 months, at a rate of one every three seconds.

It seems hard to imagine that any new entrant into the market, even one with Apple’s clout, could steal its crown. And yet early market leaders often look unassailable – until they are left behind. Look at Nokia or BlackBerry. I wondered...

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07:01
No, CNN, Apple Music will not sound worse

Kirk McElhearn explains why Apple Music’s 256 kbps is better than Spotify’s 320 kbps.

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06:51
Phil Schiller takes a big risk, John Gruber makes it...

Phil took the risk. John Gruber made it pay off. And Marco caught the true essence of the moment.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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06:00
What to play this weekend: 13 Thieves

13 Thieves (free with in-app purchases) from Space Inch is a tile puzzle game in the tradition of Threes! and 2048. This time, the "tiles" are numbered thieves who would rob you of everything if given half the chance. 13 Thieves is a fun game with nice graphics, goofy sound effects and familiar yet still engaging game play. Here's our look at 13 Thieves.

Looks

It's a pretty cute game. Each numbered thief has its own look and personality, often greeting you with his or her own catchphrase. Actually, "catchphrase" is inaccurate. It's more of a "catch sound." Number four's drawn out "Helloooo" is my favorite.

My only complaint is the mission review screen. Tap the bullseye button to get a pop-up...

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05:57
External Link: Revisit the Flying Toasters via CSS

Remember the After Dark screensaver, and its famous flying toasters? If so, you’ve just dated yourself (via screenochronology, natch), but you can re-energize those neurons for a few moments with Bryan Braun’s recreation of the core After Dark screensaver modules in CSS. Be sure to say hello to the fish as well.

 

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05:24
FunBITS: Be a VJ with the iTunes Visualizer

The iTunes visualizer might be the most powerful creative tool you don’t know about. Alexandre Leroux explains how to unlock its full potential.

 

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05:08
AppleInsider podcast talks WWDC, privacy, Metal,...

This week's all-new AppleInsider podcast features Daniel Eran Dilger as we discuss Apple's WWDC keynote, Apple Music, Apple News, Wallet, privacy and Apple's apps for Android phones. Daniel gives us a view into what's important to Apple, how it changes the industry, and what matters for consumers.

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05:00
Beware the Killer Robots


Russia's advanced military combat robot -- which has drawn alarmed comparisons to Hollywood's Terminator -- will be able to run and clear an obstacle course by late this year, according to reports that surfaced this week. That's just the latest news fueling the already-fiery debate over what to do about killer robots. Artificial intelligence and robotics experts must decide whether to support or oppose the development of lethal autonomous weapons systems, urged Stuart Russell, a UC Berkeley professor, in a recent paper.

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04:28
iOS 9 To Have Ad Blocking Capabilities

An anonymous reader writes: iOS 9 will reportedly carry ad blocking capabilities for it's Safari browser when it is released later this year. The feature wasn't rolled out with the usual fanfare one might expect, and flew under the radar. ZDNet reports: "It's not immediately clear why the new ad-blocking privacy feature was included in iOS 9, due out later this year. After all, the iPhone and iPad maker has its own advertising network -- even if its success was limited (which is putting it nicely). What's clear is that allowing ad-blockers in iOS 9 could deliver a serious blow to Google, the biggest rival to Apple in the mobile space, because advertising remains a massive portion of the search giant's income."


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03:53
Apple Music FAQ: The ins and outs of Apple's...

Apple singlehandedly turned the digital music marketplace on its head when it launched the iTunes Store in 2003, and now it’s going after the current hottest trend: Streaming media. Apple introduced this new service, Apple Music, during its annual Worldwide Developer’s Conference, bringing out the company’s big guns (record exec and Beats cofounder Jimmy Iovine, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software Eddy Cue, and hip hop star Drake) to show the world how Apple Music plans to compete with the likes of Spotify, Rdio, and Tidal.

So, will this replace iTunes? Can you listen to music offline? What about existing Beats subscriptions? We’ve got the answers to those questions and more in this guide to everything Apple Music. We’re still learning more—it doesn’t officially launch until June 30—so if you have any additional questions, let us know in the comments...

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03:06
External Link: Pandoland Conference Offers Free...

The Pandoland technology and entrepreneurship conference, which takes place in Nashville, Tennessee from 15 June to 17 June 2015, is giving away free tickets to female entrepreneurs in order to combat institutional sexism (tickets are usually $699 each). Women are also invited to bring a guest of any gender for free. Confirmed speakers include Birchbox co-founder Katia Beauchamp, Blue Bottle founder James Freeman, Postmates founder Bastian Lehman, and Stack Overflow CEO Joel Spolsky. There will also be a startup competition.

 

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Thursday June 11

21:50
Twitter’s CEO Dick Costolo chooses to step down,...

Techcrunch:

After years of user-growth struggles, Twitter just announced that its CEO Dick Costolo has chosen to step down July 1, though he’ll remain on the board. Twitter co-founder and Square CEO Jack Dorsey will be the interim CEO.

Dorsey will continue to be Square’s CEO, but will fill in for Costolo until Twitter finds a replacement. Dorsey was previously Twitter’s CEO before being forced out and replaced by co-founder Ev Williams in 2008. Dorsey became Twitter’s executive chairman in 2011 when Costolo became CEO.

Chaos is never good for a publicly traded company and Twitter has certainly had many ups and downs during Costolo’s tenure. Many hope the next CEO, who ever he or she may be, will finally give the company a direction both users and Wall St can look forward to.

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18:14
Grab 2 $50 iTunes gift cards: $70 shipped at eBay (...

From 9to5Toys:

Grab 2 $50 iTunes Gift cards for $40/each (already a good deal) delivered free via mail. Then apply CFATHERS10 at checkout to knock off another $10 – bringing the total to $70 for $100 worth of iTunes Gift Cards. These are great gifts for Dads or is good for 30% off Apple Music, Videos, Mac/iOS Apps, Games, Books or anything sold at the iTunes and App Stores.

More great gift cards deals including $10 off $50 at Ebay here...

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16:56
Apple posts 'Backstage' parody sketch from...

With WWDC 2015, Apple chose to kick things off with a humorous sketch video lampooning the lengths to which companies go to produce gala keynote presentations. The video is now up on YouTube for your viewing pleasure.

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16:50
External Link: iOS Bug Could Lead to Stolen iCloud...

A bug in iOS 8.3 prevents Mail from stripping risky code from email messages. In a proof-of-concept attack, security researchers inserted code into email messages that displayed a fake iCloud login prompt. While this hasn’t appeared in the wild yet, there’s an easy way to tell if an Apple login dialog is real: press the Home button. The real dialog is modal, which means that pressing the Home button will do nothing until the dialog has been addressed.

 

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16:29
Twitter CEO Dick Costolo to resign, 140-character...

Twitter announced two major, albeit unrelated, developments on Thursday, noting the departure of Dick Costolo as CEO and a crucial service change that raises direct messaging limits from 140 characters to 10,000.

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16:09
Remember that crazy WWDC opening video? Apple just...

Apple did something out of the ordinary to open WWDC this year. Before CEO Tim Cook took the stage, the company played a bizarre opening video that showed a behind the scenes look at the opening number it had planned but that never came to fruition. Featuring Saturday Night Live alum Bill Hader, the video seemingly pays homage to the popular 2014 hit film Birdman.

There are numerous references to culturally popular tech, including the iOS apps Monument Valley, Angry Birds, Tinder, Crossy Road, Evernote, Apple’s own Tips, Lyft, Goat Simulator, and a variety of other tech terms.

It’s a bizarre, wacky, and over the top video, but nevertheless Apple has now uploaded it to YouTube for anyone who missed the live stream of the keynote itself. You can check it out below and tell us what you think of it in the comments...

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16:06
'Backstage' at WWDC: Apple posts the Bill...

Apple loves its dad jokes, especially when celebrities can get involved and lend an air of coolness. “Our products are cool, but we’re all nerds here,” seems to be the message, and there’s no better audience for that message than the Worldwide Developers Conference. Monday’s keynote kicked off with a video made expressly to delight the 5,000 developers, who laughed and hooted through the whole thing.

Starring Bill Hader of SNL fame, with an appearance by Danny Pudi of Community, the video is called “Backstage” and it’s pretty funny. If you were tapping your foot during the live stream hoping they’d just get on with it already, do yourself a favor and watch it again, for the lulz.

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15:22
Twitter launches 'Experiments' program for...

Twitter is launching an "Experiments" beta-testing program for iOS, a report said on Thursday. Google meanwhile updated its three iOS Docs apps, most notably adding AirPlay and Chromecast support to Slides.

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15:15
Twitter to expand the DM character limit from 140 to...

If you ever wanted to Twitter DM the entirety of War & Peace to a fellow Tolstoy enthusiast, you’ll soon be able to do it in fewer messages. 

On Wednesday Twitter announced that starting in July users will be able to send private direct messages to each other that are up to 10,000 characters long. The current limit is 140 characters, exactly the same as public tweets. Could this mean that public tweets might soon get overly verbose too? Not a chance, according to Twitter.

“You may be wondering what this means for the public side of Twitter. Nothing! Tweets will continue to be the 140 characters they are today,” wrote Sachin Agarwal, Twitter’s DM product manager.

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14:42
European Commission probes Amazon over e-book...

The European Commission on Thursday began an antitrust investigation into Amazon's e-book business, addressing concerns the company is unfairly using publisher deals to undercut competition -- mirroring earlier cases brought against Apple.

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14:08
Twitter is about to become a much better messaging...

Twitter announced today that it will be effectively removing the character limit on Direct Messages between users sent through the social network. Previously DMs shared the same character limit as tweets which cap out at 140 characters before being unable to be sent.

While not everyone is thrilled about the nature of direct messages changing from limited texts to longer form communication, the move should help Twitter position private direct messaging as a stronger competitor against Apple’s iMessage and Facebook’s Messenger and WhatsApp.

The change follows other recent enhancements to direct messages including the ability to embed and share tweets. The changes better position Twitter’s direct messaging feature if the social network ever...

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13:58
Apple leases 26K-square-foot space in Pittsburgh for...

Apple has leased one and a half floors, or about 26,000 square feet of floor space, of a mixed use development currently under construction in Pittsburgh, though the company's plans for the facility are unknown, a report said Thursday.

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13:36
Patch Tuesday Sunset Will Be a Mixed Bag for Windows...


Microsoft will phase out Patch Tuesday -- its monthly potpourri of software product fixes -- when it rolls out Windows 10, which could be a mixed bag for the operating system's security. Patches will be applied automatically as they're ready. That means users no longer will have to wait until the second Tuesday in the month to secure their systems from potentially troublesome vulnerabilities. However, there are a number of caveats to that scenario. First, the scheme applies only to Windows 10.

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13:25
FAQ: Everything you need to know about the Apple...

The Apple Watch isn’t a must-have like your iPhone, but Apple’s most personal device has the potential to change the way we interact with other people—and our phones. If you’re waiting until late June to check out the watches when they finally hit store shelves, then read the definitive Macworld review of the watch in the meantime to help you make your decision.

In our early days with Apple Watch, we drafted a wishlist of improvements we longed for Apple to make, and at this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference, the company announced that watchOS 2 would solve just about every problem we have with the first-gen version.

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13:00
AWT News Update: June 11, 2015

Apple Store Fifth Avenue, Photo by Apple Inc. 

At the top of the virtual headlines today:

  • The 5th Avenue Apple Store in NYC will be undergoing a renovation soon
  • A new Apple Store in the Upper East Side will open this Saturday
  • Foxconn wants to build an iPhone plant in India
  • ReplayKit will make it easier for users to record gameplay for sharing
  • The iPod disappears from the top menu of Apple's website

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12:32
First look: iOS 9's new cursor-controlling...

One of the headline features in Apple's next-generation mobile operating system is the ability to turn the iPad's on-screen keyboard into an ersatz trackpad, an extremely useful addition that power users will love.

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12:00
Today in the App Store, featuring Four Seasons...

Today in the App Store, featuring Tomb Raider: Underworld and Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts

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 Tomb Raider: Underworld; the new Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts app; and an update to Rules! All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can.

iOS Apps Now Free

Warhammer Quest [9.99 → Free] Lead your group of brave adventurers through the perilous dungeons of the Warhammer World in the search for wealth and glory!

Mechanic Panic [1.99 → Free] Work was great, until the day the elevators stopped working. A catastrophic explosion has rocked the world's first Space Elevator....

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11:25
Twitterrific adds support for quoted tweets on...



Before the launch of Apple Watch, Twitterrific for iPhone gained support for a Watch app that featured a variety of capabilities. Now, the company has updated its iPhone app and with it come new features for both the Watch and phone. Version 5.12 of Twitterrific adds support for Twitter’s new quoted tweets feature, which embeds the actual tweet instead of simply quoting it as text. To do a quote retweet with Twitterrific, simply tap and hold on the RT button.

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11:11
iOS 9 code hints at a new iPhone camera designed for...

Apple may have banned selfie sticks from WWDC, but the company may not be as put-off by selfies after all.

The Verge first reported about code found in the iOS 9 developer beta that suggests that the forthcoming iPhone model will include an updated front-facing camera with a built-in flash. The iPhone’s front camera will also have the ability to create panoramas, record video in 1080p and capture slo-mo at 24 frames per second. All these functions are currently available on the rear camera of the iPhone 6 models.

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11:08
Users struggle with Apple Watch downgrades as Apple...

Deleted posts from Apple’s support forums and active discussions elsewhere online indicate a growing concern for Apple Watch users: the inability to downgrade from a newer version of watchOS to an older version. The issue, which first became apparent when users discovered that watchOS 1.0.1’s heart rate monitoring was less frequent than in watchOS 1.0, is that the Apple Watch apparently lacks a user-accessible recovery or DFU (device firmware update) mode. While there has been a spike in downgrade-related complaints since Apple released the beta version of watchOS 2 on Monday, the issue remains a concern for some watchOS 1.0.1 users, as well.

Without access to such a mode, users with watchOS-related problems are currently being instructed...

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11:08
Lowest Price Ever: Apple's 15" MacBook Pro...

In yet another unbelievable WWDC deal from Apple's Authorized Resellers, readers today can take advantage of an offer that delivers a $700 discount and the lowest price we've ever seen for Apple's 15-inch MacBook Pro (2.5GHz, 16GB, 512GB, 750M) model MGXC2LL/A at $1,799.99 (or $1,949.99 with AppleCare) with free accessories.

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11:07
Apple to renovate flagship Fifth Ave. glass cube...

Apple is planning to renovate its iconic Fifth Avenue store in New York City, and during construction will reportedly direct shoppers to a temporary outlet in a space currently occupied by FAO Schwarz.

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10:59
A Trojan horse to phish iCloud passwords lurks in an...

When we get complacent, we get bad about security. The more we’re prompted by something irritating that can be dismissed only by entering a password again, the more likely we are to not pay attention to what’s asking. I speak, of course, of Apple’s seemingly random and sometimes frequent iCloud login popup messages in iOS.

A vulnerability of sorts has been uncovered in HTML handling in Mail in iOS that leverages our desire to ignore a message by just giving it what it wants. It’s not an exploit that allows remote control or system access. Rather, it’s a form of Trojan horse that engages in phishing, fooling the unwary and the wary alike into entering a credential in an illegitimate place that can be used elsewhere.

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10:58
Foxconn is planning to build iPhones in India for...

According to government officials, iPhone manufacturer Foxconn is planning to open operations including 10-12 factories and data centers by 2020 in India for the first time. Foxconn producing iPhones and iPads in India could result in lower prices on Apple’s hardware in the country where Apple’s hardware is sold at a price higher than many of its competitors. 

The move is also said to be an effort by Foxconn to chase low wage costs as wages in China where it currently operates rise, Reuters reports. Foxconn’s intent to open shop in India maybe also be to achieve lower operation costs that make it more competitive against its rivals like Quanta that compete for Apple’s business in producing hardware.

Neither...

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10:53
New iOS 9 ReplayKit will screen record gameplay...

You’re about to hear a lot more about gameplay and in-app screen recording as Apple implements an API for the first time in iOS 9. ReplayKit, a new framework that arrived for developers with the introduction of iOS 9 this week at WWDC, will enable screen recording for gameplay and other apps without the need for a Mac or a third-party solution.

With ReplayKit, developers will be able to offer users the ability to screen record gameplay or other apps automatically or manually with a single tap. Users will then be able to share recorded content through an iOS share sheet directly to social networks and video sharing sites. Apple pauses all incoming notifications and anything that might ruin the gameplay video experience, and only users will have access to the recorded videos.

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10:51
Google Docs ‘Slides’ app updated with AirPlay and...

Google announced today that it updated its Slides app, available for Android and iOS, to both support Google Cast and AirPlay. The update comes following the announcement of the Remote Display API that Google showed off at its I/O developers conference at the end of June, which allows developers to present more intricate applications and games on a remote screen.

After you’ve used the new app to cast your presentation to an AirPlay or Chromecast device, you can use your phone as a remote and control the slides being presented on the big screen. Within the smartphone app, you can also keep your eye on your notes and make sure your presentation stays in line using the app’s timer—all over the air. And you can cast from a tab in Chrome on the desktop, too.

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10:17
Throwback Thursday: "A whole universe on one...

Image from Macworld Magazine, February 1986 issue

It's February of 1986, and you've just seen the future. A single optical disk called a "CD-ROM" can hold "amazing quantities of data" -- 550 megabytes! That was the cover of Macworld Magazine back in that much more innocent age, discussing the arrival of writable compact discs and opening up a veritable universe of storage -- if you were used to hard disk drives that maxed out at 20 MB of capacity.

In the accompanying article, author Ted Nace described an optical disk-based "virtual reality" interactive video program developed by MIT that let a computer user "drive" around Aspen, Colorado. This was heady stuff in the mid-80s!

The article also talks about another groundbreaking MIT application called "NewsPeek" that took a text feed from the Nexis news database and video stored on an optical disk to create a weekly interactive news magazine that combined the best of a newspaper with video clips. Of course, this...

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10:00
Apple’s Upper East Side retail store is built over a...


When Apple opens its new Upper East Side Apple Store on Saturday, visitors will have the opportunity to view historical architecture in addition to shopping for iPhones and Apple Watches. That’s because the new retail store located on 940 Madison Avenue was once the home of the U.S. Mortgage & Trust bank — there’s even a bank vault below the store — and Apple has restored much of the original design for its new showroom…

Apple’s Upper East Side location maintains a portion of a Beaux Arts building, the...

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09:36
iOS 9's 'predictive touch' may pave...

One of the new technologies in iOS 9 is "predictive touch," an addition that may presage the launch of an Apple-made stylus in tandem with an anticipated jumbo-sized 12.9-inch iPad.

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09:09
9to5Toys Last Call: Transcend flash storage,...

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09:04
Inside iOS 9: Apple makes it easier to upgrade with...

In a bid to drive the already-impressive iOS upgrade rate even higher, Apple has brought a bit of OS X to iOS 9 with a new automatic installation option that will let iPhones and iPads update themselves --?at a convenient time for the user.

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09:00
Apple Store employees sent emails to Tim Cook...

Yesterday, a judge unsealed records that are part of a 2013 lawsuit that alleges Apple should pay employees for the time it takes to do security bag checks. These checks are done at the end of shifts and were designed to insure that employees were not taking merchandise from the retail outlets. 

An email was sent to Cook in 2012 by a store worker, telling him that Apple managers "are required to treat 'valued' employees as criminals." Cook forwarded the email to retail and human resources executives asking "Is this true?" In another email sent to Cook in 2013 by a retail employee in Beijing, the worker said Apple treated it's employees "as animals" and thieves, complaining that an emergency exit at the store was blocked by products.

The 2012 email was sent to Cook with the subject line "Fearless Feedback from Apple Retail Specialist," noting that retail employees should be treated with the same respect Apple shows its customers. The employee complained that "These...

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08:49
Xcode 7 available for free, allows iOS app...

Apple’s allowing wider – and free – access to its iOS development tools at long last.

Prior to this, Apple required users to pay US$99/year to become a member of Apple’s Developer Program in order to run code on physical iPhone and iPads. As part of the new Developer Program, this is no longer required. Apps can be tested on devices, no purchase necessary.

While this technically means that developers will be able to release apps outside of the App Store, testing it on their own devices and thus avoiding the App Store completely.

While apps could be run from unknown sources, also known as “sideloading”, this would still require a physical...

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08:28
iPod's disappearance from top of Apple website...

Apple quietly removed the iPod category from the top menu of its website earlier this week, in yet another sign that Apple is further sidelining the aging portable media player product category.

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08:24
Apple manifest file points towards 1080p front-...

This could be useful.

An iOS 9 manifest file discovered by developer Hamza Sood lists ways for apps to determine the hardware capabilities of the device they’re running on, a number of entries reference front-facing camera features that don’t currently exist. In addition to 1080p recording and a front flash, the manifest also refers to “Front60FPSVideo,” “FrontSlomo” and “FrontPanorama.”

At present, the front-facing camera on Apple’s iPhone 6 series is capable of capturing video at 720p and 30 frames per second, and lacks the ability to capture panoramic photos or slow-motion video.

This marks the first time that...

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08:04
Inside iOS 9: Apple's iPad-only 'Picture...

Starting with the release of iOS 9 this fall, iPad owners will be able to shrink video and continue watching and listening while accomplishing other tasks, thanks to Apple's all-new Picture in Picture mode.

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08:00
Daily Deals for June 11, 2015, featuring Billings...

It’s time to save some of your hard-earned money with our Daily Deals, featuring highlighted deals for AWT readers, hardware discounts and our own handpicked iOS and OS X sales. All prices are USD and subject to change. Please check prices before you purchase as some deals may expire quickly.

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07:40
Review: Drift Stealth 2 iPhone-controlled action cam

Action cams are a great way to relive fun experiences, and also provide the reassurance of video evidence should anything untoward happen while cycling. I’ve run a camera on my bikes for a few years now, my current one being the Garmin Virb Elite. The Drift Stealth 2 has a similar form-factor to the Garmin, but is about half the size, so I thought I’d see how well it stacks up.

If I lived in California, I might be able to entertain you with some surfing footage from the morning, skiing from the afternoon. As I live in London, however, the best I can offer is a cycle commute across central London. While lacking the big scenery, there are...

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07:05
Poll: What do you think of Apple’s new “Technicolor...

When Apple Music launches around the world on June 30th, the icon for Music on iOS and iTunes on OS X is set to change from the pinkish orange version we’ve had since iOS 7 and OS X 10.10 to one drenched in technicolor (yawn). Apple generally only changes the icon for Music and iTunes after a major feature addition or overall redesign, and the idea here is to attract attention and have more people look within the app to discover Apple Music. But are you a fan of the new icon design?

Once Apple Music debuts, the splash of rainbow color within or around a music note is what people will see until Apple decides Music and iTunes have changed enough again to...

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06:40
Foxconn may build Apple iPhone plant in India, could...

Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn is reportedly in talks to open a new iPhone assembly plant in India, potentially allowing the handset to achieve lower prices and boost sales in the growing market.

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06:39
Apple Pay is about to get much better

First woman on stage at an Apple keynote? Really? This is a terrific read, really shows how much is happening in the Apple Pay universe.

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06:22
How to export and import your Health data

Sébastien Page, writing for iDownloadBlog, talks you through the process of exporting data from your Health app so you can later import that data into a 3rd party app, import that same data into a freshly restored device, or a new device.

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06:12
Initial thoughts on iOS 9’s iPad multitasking

This is a great read, gets right to the heart of the matter.

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06:08
Inside iOS 9: Siri brings new smarts to sports,...

With Siri replacing Spotlight in iOS 9, Apple's personal digital assistant received a new brain that lets her retrieve information sports and weather, find photos, look inside apps, and more.

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05:00
Microsoft's Surface Hub Aims to Unify the...


Microsoft on Wednesday unveiled the Surface Hub, a large-screen device meant to dramatically improve business collaboration. The 55-inch and 84-inch interactive displays marry white boards with presentations, voice with video, speakers with addressees, Android with iOS, and Windows 10 with conference rooms. The Surface Hubs will go on sale July 1, and on Sept. 1, they'll start shipping out of a Microsoft facility about 200 miles south of the company's Redmond, Washington, headquarters.

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05:00
The Week in iPhone Cases: Rokform’s newest patterns...

Rokform’s newest gorgeous patterns dress your device in pure eye candy

This week’s roundup of new iPhone cases brings you hexagonal shapes from SwitchEasy, wireless charging solutions from Trident, all weather options from PureGear, and much more.

Belkin

The Grip Candy CE (iPhone 6 Plus; $35) sports a form-fitting design, with textured edges designed to provide an enhanced grip.

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04:58
Line launches streaming music service in Japan,...

Line, best known for its messaging app, has launched its own streaming music service in Japan, ahead of Apple Music’s release. Available on iOS and Android, Line Music offers a two-month free trial, then costs 1,000 yen ($8) per month, with a half-price option offering up to 20 hours per month.

While Line may have beaten Apple to the punch in Japan, it is lagging some way behind on tracks. Although ...

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04:34
Unsigned singer used to demo Apple Music Connect...

If you’re an unsigned musician looking for your break into the big time, being featured by Apple during a keynote watched by millions of people around the world isn’t a bad way to start.

When Eddy Cue introduced Apple Music, he used the example of Loren Kramar to demonstrate Apple Music Artist Accounts, more colloquially known as Connect. Any artist, he said, would be able to share content with fans through the social features provided within Apple Music – and he named Kramar as an artist who was “going to be really, really huge.”

Kramar yesterday launched his debut single, My Life,...

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21:20
Apple Music’s new ads show that it is a force to be...

Design Taxi:

To promote its newly announced music service, Apple has rolled out three new ads showing its product’s ubiquity.

Its first ad—titled ‘Apple Music—Worldwide’—features music as the go-to companion for every situation in life. From the routine daily commute to moments of sadness, Apple Music never fails you. The second spot gives you a glimpse of the past with the ‘History of Sound’, presenting Apple Music as the future of the music industry.

The final commercial delves into the features of Apple Music and how it houses all your favorite sounds.

Apple Music is available to users at the end of this month—let’s see if it is able to live up to its big promises as advertised.

I always love when Apple posts new ads. I especially love all the “ad experts” pontificating about them the next day.

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20:56
Bacteria-powered folding batteries could power paper...

We've seen flexible displays for some time now, and engineers at Binghamton University developed an origami-inspired foldable battery. The folding part is great, but these batteries are also powered by bacteria and made from paper, providing an low-c...

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20:50
Guggenheim Museum piloting iPad program for kids...

FiftyThree, the company behind the popular Paper app and accompanying Pencil stylus, reveled today a partnership with the Guggenheim Museum that saw a group of students use the Paper app for a year. The goal of the program with Guggenheim was to implore kids to think more creatively.

Guggenheim Museum’s partnership with FiftyThree is also the first time its used anything digital in its educational initiatives. The work created by the 6th grade students over the course of a year is now on display at the Guggenheim Museum. The...

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20:00
Apple Store employees complained directly to Tim...

According to court documents unsealed on Wednesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook received personal emails from Apple Store employees regarding bag check policies instituted for security purposes, calling the searches "embarrassing," "demeaning" and "disturbing."

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18:20
Everything you need to know about Apple Music

After months of rumor and speculation, Apple on Monday unveiled its first foray into paid music streaming with Apple Music. Featuring access to an extensive iTunes-based catalog, human-curated playlists, Beats 1 radio and Connect social networking for artists, the product promises to be one of Apple's biggest releases for 2015.

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18:00
Daily Deals for June 10, 2015, featuring...

It’s time to save some of your hard-earned money with our Daily Deals, featuring highlighted deals for AWT readers, hardware discounts and our own handpicked iOS and OS X sales. All prices are USD and subject to change. Please check prices before you purchase as some deals may expire quickly.

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17:37
Serious iOS bug makes it easy to steal users’ iCloud...

A security researcher has published attack code he said makes it easy to steal the iCloud passwords of people using the latest version of Apple iOS for iPhones and iPads.

The proof-of-concept attack exploits a flaw in Mail.app, the default iOS e-mail program. Since the release of version 8.3 in early April, the app has failed to properly strip out potentially dangerous HTML code from incoming e-mail messages. The proof-of-concept exploit capitalizes on this failure by downloading a form from a remote server that looks identical to the legitimate iCloud log-in prompt. It can be displayed each time the booby-trapped message is viewed.

"This bug allows remote HTML content to be loaded, replacing the content of the original e-mail message,"...

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17:00
Today in the App Store -- Sentinel 4: Dark Star, Vee...

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 Sentinel 4: Dark Star; the new Vee for Video; and an update to Endless Wordplay. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can.

iOS Apps Now Free

Cubic! [0.99 → Free] Build an army of green cubes by swiping and combining your units.

Slayin [0.99 → Free] Slayin will test your skills like no other endless game on the App Store.

Sentinel 4: Dark Star [2.99 → Free] Sentinel's award-winning strategy gameplay expands explosively as the interstellar war moves to a mysterious alien...

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16:06
Podcast: WWDC 2015 recap, part 1

So Apple is having an event this week, close enough to Macworld HQ that we can see the giant Apple logo plastered to the side of Moscone West from our windows. Susie was lucky enough to attend, and she and Glenn reconvened the next day to unpack everything Apple announced for our faithful podcast fans.

Wait, did I say “everything”? Ha, hardly. In an effort to make our discussion of the WWDC keynote far longer than the actual keynote itself, we only made it through about half on this week’s podcast, which mainly covers iOS 9 and watchOS 2. Tune in next week for more about OS X 10.11 El Capitan, Apple Music, the News app, and whatever else we can cram in before our microphones melt and Skype crashes our Macs (again).

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15:15
AWT News Update: June 10, 2015

Someone broke the Apple news machine today... so it's a short AWT News Update:

  • An iOS 9 code investigation shows that future iPhones may have high resolution FaceTime cameras
  • T-Mobile adds continuity support for iOS 9, so you can receive phone calls on a Mac or PC even if you've left your iPhone at home
  • ResearchKit gets an update, now supports iPad

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15:02
Pop band Walk the Moon to play 2015 WWDC Bash

Apple on Wednesday announced that pop rock band Walk the Moon will be playing at its annual WWDC Bash, this year scheduled for 6 p.m. Pacific on Thursday, June 11.

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14:55
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Merlin and Jim talk about TV.

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14:15
The Week in Mac Accessories: Mighty mice!

Mighty mice!

This week’s roundup includes two wireless mice, as well as the latest external drives, carrying bags, and more.

Grovemade

The $59 Trackpad Tray is carved from walnut, “reinforced with sturdy aluminum, then finished with several rounds of hand sanding and an application of vegetable-based oils.” Pop it open to find a small storage space for paper clips and other knick-knacks.  

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