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Tuesday September 23

09:42
Hacker Gives Google a Hand With Chrome-Android...


An unplanned convergence of Android apps and the Chrome OS may be setting the stage for a wide-open cross-platform architecture that combines Android and Chrome. Freelance programmer Vlad Filippov, aka "Vladikoff," discovered a way around Google's limitations on its ARC, or App Runtime for Chrome, which is essentially a Chrome extension application programming interface. Filippov hacked his way into the Google process to allow it to run on the Chrome OS and other platforms that run the Chrome Web browser. He dubbed that modification "ARChon."

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09:35
Apple Watch will be able to control Apple TV, says...

People will be able to use the Apple Watch as a remote for their Apple TV, Apple CEO Tim Cook mentions in a full-length version of a recent Bloomberg interview. "I love operating my Apple TV from the watch. I don't have to worry anymore about the remote falling through the cushions of the sofa," he says. The interviewer notes that the public has yet to see the matching app. "There's -- I don't think we showed this," Cook responds. "I've got a little advance copy. And so it will operate your Apple TV, and you can imagine that it can control other things as well."...



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09:30
iPhone 6 called "most Succesful" in Sprint...

The iPhone 6 is pretty popular, and since Apple has already said that it's been a record-breaking launch it should come as no surprise that it's also beating all previous iPhones at the carrier level as well. Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure took a moment...

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09:23
Samsung still reportedly supplying 40% of Apple A8...

Though Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. is handling the lion's share of building A8 chips for Apple's latest iPhones, longtime partner Samsung is still reportedly a major contributor, accounting for an estimated 40 percent of production.

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09:08
Skype update for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus coming next...


Yesterday, Skype released an update for its iOS app to include iOS 8-optimized notifications and other goodies. However, it has no support for the higher-resolution iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus displays. That will change next month, per a Skype spokesperson:

We’re currently working on an update to Skype for iPhone that scales for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus screen sizes, which we plan to release in the next month.

Unfortunately, that sounds like quite a while. Hopefully the updated version isn’t just bigger, but more optimized for the larger 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch panels.

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09:07
EU anti-trust chief officially demands more from...

European Commission anti-trust head Joaquin Almunia has called for Google to improve its proposal to mitigate concerns that the search engine is abusing its industry-leading position and manipulating search results. The previous deal struck has now apparently collapsed, leaving the Mountain View, CA company to start negotiation a new one, or face fines of up to $6 billion if the complaint moves to formal monopoly charges....



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09:05
iOS 8 adoption nears 50 percent after just 6 days

iPhone and iPad users still flock to download the latest version of iOS as it becomes available, but perhaps not as quickly as before.

According to Apple's developer portal, iOS 8 adoption now stands at 46 percent, while 49 percent of users are still on iOS 7. The remaining 5 percent are using “earlier” versions.

iOS 8 launched on Wednesday, September 17, which means the new version has been available for about six days. Apple didn't provide official data at this point last year, but several third-party metrics firms claim that uptake of iOS 8 has been slower than the previous version.

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09:00
9to5Toys Lunch Break: iPhone 6/6 Plus quick chargers...

Be sure to follow 9to5Toys to keep up with the best gear and deals on the web: TwitterRSS FeedFacebookGoogle+ and Safari push notifications.

Today’s can’t miss deals:

Faster 2.1A car/chargers/batteries/surge protectors for iPhone 6/Plus quick charging (roundup)

Sony 50-inch 1080p 3D WiFi HDTV w/ PlayStation Now: $700...

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09:00
Research firm IHS says Samsung supplying 40% of...

A product teardown of both the new 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus devices last week confirmed earlier reports that Apple is indeed opting for TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company) to produce the 20nm, second generation 64-bit A8 chip that drives the new iPhones. Research firm IHS, however, has shared a teardown analysis report with Re/code that claims Samsung is still responsible for a fraction of Apple’s A8 chips produced.

Rassweiler said the processor he saw during the teardown was manufactured by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., the massive chip-factory-for-hire based in Taipei. [...] Rassweiler says TSMC is...

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09:00
SquareTrade tests suggest iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are...

SquareTrade recently published the results of its iPhone 6 and 6 Plus breakability tests that examine the scratch resistance, water resistance and drop test damage potential of the two phones. The iPhone 6 came out on top as one of the best...

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08:59
Why Apple needs Beats Music to keep its street cred

Apple isn’t shutting down Beats Music, the streaming music service it snagged as part of its $3 billion deal to
acquire Beats Electronics, but it needs to do something with the Spotify rival.

Reports of Beats Music’s imminent demise swirled around the Internet on Monday, but Apple quickly denied the rumors, telling the


New York Times


flatly: “This is not true.” Re/code noted that Beats
Music will likely just lose its Beats branding and join the iTunes family.

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08:51
Chinese approval of iPhone 6 should be '...

The Chinese government has said it is close to certifying the iPhone 6 for sale in the country, according to CNBC's Eunice Yoon. The reporter adds that the news is already resulting in lower black market prices, given views that official sales through Apple and local carriers could begin soon. At the moment the base model of the iPhone 6 is selling for about $1,900, while the 6 Plus is valued at roughly $3,250. The most popular colors are said to be gold and space gray, which can fetch a premium as high as $500....



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08:49
iPhone Apps: TuneIn Radio Pro, Skype WiFi, Afterlight
08:30
Crittercism offers some interesting statistics about...

Crittercism's have released the first-ever Mobile Experience Benchmark Report: Apple Edition, collecting the iOS performance data from their 1 billion active users. You can view the complete report here, but there's one aspect of the data that will...

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08:04
Apple quietly removes promise of 2014 CarPlay...

Apple has quietly updated its CarPlay microsite which explains the feature to add CBS News Radio to its growing list of apps it grants CarPlay support to, but a bigger change also appears on the CarPlay site this morning. Apple is no longer promising CarPlay support from any automobile manufacturer this year as it has done since its debut in March. While there has been no shortage of CarPlay demoes and availability announcements, actually getting your hands on a model with CarPlay thus far has proven almost impossible.

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08:00
Pro Photographer: iPhone 6 Plus camera is '...

Oregon photographer and filmmaker Ben Canales put his iPhone 6 Plus camera through its paces during a weekend trip to the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The result of this labor of love is a wonderful video showcasing the time-lapse, slow motion and high...

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07:58
Rumor: Apple to unveil iPad Air 2, updated Retina...

With the vast amount of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus launch kerfluffle generally behind us, it’s time to turn our attention to Apple’s next-gen iPad Air, which could be introduced sometime in October if Apple’s October 21 event is any indication.

Per Taiwan’s Commercial Times, the next-gen iPad Air will enter production in September, shipping next month.

Commercial Times also suggests that the next-generation Retina iPad mini might not launch alongside the iPad Air, coming instead in early 2015, with a 12.9-inch “iPad Pro” to follow in the second quarter of 2015.

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07:49
News: Apple airs two new iPhone 6 ads

Apple has posted two new ads for the iPhone 6, featuring Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake. The new ads, Huge (above), and Cameras, began airing last night and highlight the larger screens of the new models and the enhanced camera capabilities. [via 9to5Mac]...

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07:45
Official Apple stats put iOS 8 adoption at 46...

New data from Apple -- based on Sunday traffic at the App Store -- indicates that iOS 8 adoption is actually up to 46 percent of iOS devices, despite lower numbers tracked by third-party firms. Apple's figures put iOS 7 at 49 percent, and iOS 6 or earlier at 5 percent. iOS 8 became available for compatible devices on September 17th, and is pre-installed on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, which launched Friday....



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07:42
Feature list surfaces for USB Type 3 protocol,...

There’s a lot to be said for a reversible cable.

And if it carries different kinds of data, that’s even better.

Per Macworld, industry groups VESA and the USB 3.0 Promoter Group outlined some of the specs of the upcoming, reversible Type-C USB cable. The cable, which is said to offer USB 3.1’s 10Gbps of data transfer speed, will also carry up to 100 watts of power and be able to deliver audio and video signals via DisplayPort technology.

These features come courtesy of the “Alternate Mode” technology introduced in the recent USB Power Delivery specification—the one that enables 100W power delivery. Alternate Mode essentially lets Type-C be used for more than mere data transfer by allowing “Structured Vendor...

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07:30
Flickr Find: These pearly whites have nothing to do...

Flickr member Usman and Sameera Ul Haque has an impressive collection of white iOS devices that span several generations. I especially love his black, white and gray arrangement that gives the photo an M.C. Escher feel.

Did you know that TUAW has a...

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07:03
Apple paces field in PC consumer satisfaction for...

Despite booking a modest 3 percent year-over-year decline, Apple has once again claimed the top spot in the most recent American Customer Satisfaction Index rankings of personal computer manufacturers.

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07:00
Tim Cook says Apple Watch can control the Apple TV...

BloombergBusinessweek over the weekend published their full-length interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook. The full interview contains a number of interesting tidbits that, for whatever reason, didn't make it into the print version of the story.

Of...

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06:55
Banking Trojan Targets Petrochemical Outfits


The pernicious program Citadel has been around for awhile, but it's using some new tricks on new targets. From its humble origins as a "man in the browser" thief of banking credentials, Citadel has become a knave of all trades. Once it lands on a computer, it can be configured in a number of ways with a file from a server operated by Web predators. Citadel now can achieve "full remote control over an infected machine," said Dana Tamir, director of enterprise security for Trusteer, an IBM company.

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06:55
iOS 8 Adoption at 46%, or Maybe 35%

Apple's iOS 8 has reached a 46 percent adoption rate only six days after it was released, according to the company's developer site data. Tracking services Appsee and Mixpanel, however, are showing a lower adoption percentage at around 35 percent, which still accounts for a substantial number of iPhones and iPads upgrading in just a week.

The Mac Observer Spin: iOS 8 is trailing a little behind iOS 7's first week adoption rate, and that may be because some features are waiting on OS X Yosemite's release for the Mac. We could see a jump in updates once Yosemite is available.


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06:37
Black market iPhone 6 prices fall as Chinese...

iPhone smuggling into China is nothing new, but this year it has perhaps been even more of a problem as Apple awaits regulatory approvals to begin selling its new iPhone models in the country. The good news is that a report from CNBC notes that regulators in the country said today that final reviews of licenses for the new iPhones would be “completed soon”. 

While the exact reason behind the delays for approvals is still unknown. A recent local report claimed...

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06:35
Daily Deal: Pre-order the Karma Go pocket-sized...

Today in iLounge Deals we’re offering you an exclusive opportunity to pre-order the Karma Go LTE Hotspot for only $99—33% off the regular price. The Karma Go puts ultra-fast Wi-Fi in your pocket with an LTE connection to keep all of your devices connected to the Internet wherever you go in the U.S. With Karma, there are no monthly fees or contracts—you simply pay for the data you use, and that data never expires. Not only can you…

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06:30
Marty Farty Punch and Jump Game needs explanation

With a name like Marty Farty Punch and Jump Game where does one even start? This free 8-bit game for iPhone and iPad is brought to you by the same developers of Squiggle Racer, a game TUAW reviewed not long ago. Much of the objective of this new game...

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06:04
As shown at WWDC, Bing Search app brings translation...



The Bing Search app has been updated to include the translation feature first demoed at WWDC, as part of the initial unveiling of iOS 8 extensions.

Very simply, downloading the update adds a Bing Translate action to your Activities list in Safari. Enable the action and then visit a website in a foreign language. Pressing the Translate action in the share sheet will machine translate the webpage’s text to the system language, by default. The text content changes inline and happens very quickly.

In...

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06:02
Epic iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus cinematic camera...

With the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, Apple made several improvements to the camera quality. It’s still packing an 8-megapixel sensor (f2.2 aperture), but there are a few new features that make the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus camera stand out. There’s a certain level of quality that most people expect when shooting video or photos with an iPhone, but this cinematic camera demo takes it to another level…

First off, Apple introduced Focus Pixels with the...

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06:00
Apple airs two new iPhone 6 ads starring Jimmy...

Apple yesterday released two new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus commercials starring Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake. One advertisement, "Huge," focuses on the bigger screen sizes offered by the pair of devices, while the other, "Cameras," spotlights...

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05:49
Charge your iPhone 6/Plus twice as quick with these...

Yesterday, it was revealed that the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus could be charged faster (in some cases as fast as 2 hours to full) using a 2.1A AC charger like the one that comes with the iPad. Curiously, Apple has only included the same 5W 1A iPhone charger that it traditionally has with its iPhone 6 and 6 Plus meaning that your iPhone charge times coming from much smaller iPhones are going to go through the roof.

Not to worry! The 9to5Toys team will get you updated to 2.1A...

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05:35
iPhone 6 and 6 Plus: Changing the Display Zoom

For today's Quick Tip, we're going to discuss changing the "Display Zoom" options on the new iPhone models, including why you may not see your Home screen's orientation change on your 6 Plus or why you might be missing the extra keyboard functionality you were expecting. We'll help you learn it all!


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05:34
Engineers, come get your $250K salary

Silicon Valley is slowly drifting into the pay model used by sports franchises, with extraordinary salaries for franchise level talent.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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05:30
The official Ryder Cup 2014 app delivers live video...

The 2014 Ryder Cup gets underway this week with the actual matches scheduled for Friday through Sunday. The PGA of America just released Ryder Cup 2014, the official app of the competition. It is a free universal app that requires iOS 7.0 or later....

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05:14
Do Specs Matter Anymore For the Average Smartphone...

ourlovecanlastforeve writes: While reviewing a recent comparison of the Nexus 5 and the iPhone 6, OSNews staffer Thom Holwerda raises some relevant points regarding the importance of specs on newer smartphones. He observes that the iPhone 6, which is brand new, and the Nexus 5 launch apps at about the same speed. Yes, they're completely different platforms and yes, it's true it's probably not even a legitimate comparison, but it does raise a point: Most people who use smartphones on a daily basis use them for pretty basic things such as checking email, casual web browsing, navigation and reminders. Those who use their phones to their maximum capacity for things like gaming are a staunch minority. Do smartphone specs even matter for the average smartphone user anymore? After everyone releases the biggest phone people can reasonably hold in their hand with a processor and GPU that can move images on the display as optimally as possible, how many other moons are there to shoot for?...

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05:02
As iPhone 6 units are smuggled in 'Twinkie...

The Chinese government reportedly signaled on Tuesday that Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will soon be granted regulatory approval, potentially putting to a stop the massive -- and unique -- smuggling efforts currently underway to satisfy demand.

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05:01
∞ Two new iPhone ads, starring Jimmy Fallon and...

[VIDEO] The people who manage Apple’s advertising have a good ear for voice talent. Both Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake have very recognizable and, more importantly, likable voices.

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04:45
In just a few days, iOS 8 already on 46% of devices

Very positive trend numbers for iOS 8, especially as compared with the poor initial numbers reported by as network Chitika.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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03:44
Apple to open its 14th German retail store in...

After 17 months of construction and  delays, Apple has made it official: the Hannover Germany Store will open this Saturday at 10am local time. The multi-level store will be the 14th Apple retail venue in Germany and will be modelled similar to the Opera Paris Store which opened in 2010. The Bahnhofstrasse 5 location is in a pedestrian zone only few meters from...

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03:15
8 games optimized for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

What's in a game?

If you picked up an iPhone 6 or an iPhone 6 Plus over the weekend, you're probably enjoying its larger display and refined build—we certainly are. But one thing you might have noticed is that many apps haven't yet been optimized for the bigger screens, making them look a bit blurry and busted in use. It's like the transition to Retina displays all over again, and disappointing for sure.

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02:43
Apple: Almost 50% of the iOS devices that visited...

Apple isn’t bragging on its iOS 8 adoption numbers like it has in years past because it appears uptake has been slightly slower. The reason? The much bigger iOS 8 download doesn’t fit on many people’s devices which are often stuffed to capacity with music, movies, photos and apps.

(Hint: Here’s how to slim some GBs off your iOS 8 device or install or install via iTunes on a Mac/PC which doesn’t require extra space)

Apple’s latest numbers are for Sunday September 21, 2014 and show that from people who...

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02:09
Apple says iOS 8 already on 46% of devices, nears...

Less than one week after iOS 8 was made available for download, Apple on Tuesday announced the next-generation mobile operating system is now on 46 percent of devices linked to the iOS App Store.

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00:10
The iPhone 6 Plus has a content problem

I purchased an iPhone 6 Plus on Friday to replace my iPhone 5s and an iPad mini Retina. I figured that the large, 5.5-inch screen on the 6 Plus would allow me to consolidate two devices into one.

It turns out that while the concept of an iPhone-6-Plus-as-an-iPad (think iPad nano) sounds good in theory, it fails in practice.

The iPhone 6 Plus ships with a different build of iOS 8 (12A366) than the iPhone 6 (12A365) which allows it to do a few new tricks that aren’t possible on its smaller 4.7-inch cousin. Most notably, the iPhone 6 Plus home screen can be rotated to a horizontal (or “landscape”) view with the dock running along the right-hand side.

Another new trick: the 6 Plus home screen be flipped 180-degrees...

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Monday September 22

23:55
New iPhone 6 models best the competition, analysis...

Early tests from PC performance sites Tom's Hardware and AnandTech have revealed that early iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus buyers aren't just buying style and elegance -- they're also getting a smartphone that appears to be the best all-around performer available, in some cases by a significant margin. Significant improvements in GPU performance, JavaScript performance and battery life once again see the iPhone outperforming phones with quad-core chips and twice the RAM....



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21:52
Sprint calls iPhone 6 launch 'most successful...

New Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure on Monday tweeted that the launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus this past weekend was the "most successful iPhone launch in our history," in a note thanking Sprint employees for their help. The announcement comes on the heels of Apple's news that it had sold 10 million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus units over the course of the opening weekend, a new record for the company, and Sprint's recent announcement of a special iPhone-centric lease promotion....



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20:34
Apple Posts iPhone 6 Commercials with Jimmy Fallon...

Apple has posted two new commercials to YouTube for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus starring Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon and pop superstar Justin Timberlake. The first is called Huge, which focuses on the large screens on both devices. The second is called Cameras and talks about the new lenses, slow-motion videos, time-lapse videos, and image stabilization. Here are both commercials, in full.

Huge:

Cameras:


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20:30
Apple again taps Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon...

Apple on Monday released two new ads highlighting the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, calling back Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon to hype the new handsets' screen sizes and advanced camera functions.

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20:13
Apple airs new iPhone 6 ads “Huge” and “Cameras”...

Apple has started airing two new iPhone 6 ads starring the duo of Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake. Tim Cook unveiled two ads starring the pair during the iPhone 6 announcement earlier this month with ads that focused on the Health application and size of the phone.

The new ads, dubbed “Huge” (above) and “Cameras” (below) started hitting airwaves tonight and focus once again on the size of the display and the upgraded cameras with enhanced image stabilization, slow-motion and time-lapse capabilities.

Apple announced earlier today that in the first weekend of availability customers had bought more than ten million of the new handsets.

Filed...

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19:38
New iOS 8 hits 30 percent adoption, iPhone 6...

Apple has seen a near-doubling of user adoption of iOS 8 since it rocketed to 20 percent during its first two days of availability, and is now sitting at around 36 percent after the first weekend of iPhone 6 sales, according to figures from various aggregators including Mixpanel and Appsee. While still representing an astonishing uptake compared to any other computer or mobile platform, the figure is actually behind that of iOS 7 at the same point in its release....



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19:25
iPhone 6 and 6 Plus: In deep with Apple’s thinnest...

The iPhone 6 (left) and iPhone 6 Plus (right) have kicked small phones to the curb.

Andrew Cunningham

CN.dart.call("xrailTop", {sz:"300x250", kws:["top"], collapse: true});Big-screened iPhones are what the people want, and Apple has acquiesced. After months of part leaks and rumors, you can finally buy the newer, bigger, faster iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, and it looks plenty of people are doing so.

Any review of the new phones needs to spend an extensive amount of time with these screens, since they're the headlining feature and the one that the most people will notice. We're going to spend a lot of time with them too, but there's a lot more going on here than just big displays—Apple has upgraded the phones' cameras, expanded their...

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19:22
New two-factor authentication app Lockdown launches...


A new iOS app for managing two-factor authentication keys called Lockdown launched this weekend with a set of unique features like the ability to sync your keys over iCloud with other devices (including an upcoming Mac counterpart). Accounts in the app will also be backed up along with your phone’s data so that you can restore the keys back to a new device, which isn’t possible with other two-factor apps.

Of course, while backing up the keys and syncing them with iCloud provide an increased level of convenience, it’s important to remember that those can also lead to a reduced level of security in some cases. It’s important to balance security with...

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19:01
Profiteers flipping iPhone 6 units to Chinese...

A combination of iPhone 6 launch supply constraints and a modified international rollout schedule have reportedly resulted in a fistfight at a Connecticut Apple Store, where out-of-town groups looking to profit on gray market resales vied for the short-stocked smartphone.

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19:00
Want a waterproof Apple Watch? Liquipel will offer...

Most of us here at TUAW were baffled by the lack of waterproofing on Apple's upcoming Watch. This is a device that will always be on your wrist, will accompany you to the shower if you forget to take it off, will go for a swim if you don't leave it...

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18:57
Farewell, Bonny Bodhi?


Well autumn is nigh upon us here in the Northern reaches of the Linux blogosphere, and any day now the a/c will downshift to "medium" over at the Broken Windows Lounge. Oktoberfest ales are selling like hotcakes, and more than a few bloggers are rejoicing at the end of the Dog Days at last. The world might feel once again like a happy and wondrous place but for the recent arrival of a sad bit of news. "I would like to announce today that I will no longer be actively developing Bodhi Linux," wrote developer Jeff Hoogland.

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18:10
Google’s Eric Schmidt Said ALEC Lying about Climate...

Google Chairman Eric Schmidt said publicly on Monday that the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) was "literally lying" about climate change. In an interview on NPR, Mr. Schmidt said that his company's former association with ALEC was a "mistake," and that the lobbying group's stance on climate change was "making the world a much worse place."


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18:00
Speck cases for iPhone 6: Review and giveaway

Lucky you! You're going to see a pile of reviews of new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus accessories over the next couple of months. One of the more respected names in the accessory business for Mac and iOS devices is Speck, and the company sent along four of...

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17:24
Chinese Site Reports Apple Planning October Release...

Apple is planning to release the next iPad in October, according to Chinese-language site Commercial Times. Citing sources in Apple's Chinese supply chain, the site said that Apple would release the "iPad Air 2" next month, while the iPad mini won't be updated until the first quarter of 2015.


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17:07
Podfather Fadell mourns discontinuation of iPod...

In a new interview for the magazine Fast Company, former Apple executive and head of the original iPod project Tony Fadell, now CEO of Nest at Google, mentions his sense of loss that the last large-capacity iPod, the iPod classic, has been discontinued by Apple. While lamenting the passing of the unit that modelled most closely the design of the original iPod, Fadell notes that Apple began thinking about what would kill the product within two years of it emerging....



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17:05
Rumor: Next-gen iPad Air to debut in October, Retina...

A rumor out of East Asia on Monday claims mass production of Apple's "iPad Air 2" starts this month ahead of an October release, while the second-generation iPad mini with Retina display could be pushed back into 2015.

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17:00
This floppy bulldog's true beauty is found with...

The iPhone 6 introduced Apple's first 240 frame per second slow motion video camera into the pockets of users lucky enough to pick one up. One of those iPhone 6 owners has posted the single best advertisement for the slow motion video camera with...

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16:57
In line with previous rumors, Apple said to be...

As has been previously rumored, Apple is said to be preparing for an October event to introduce an updated model of the iPad Air, according to the Commercial Times. Though earlier rumors of an event on October 21st have been shot down, there are still plenty of other days in October that Apple could hold the event.

In fact, the company is already expected to announce and release OS X Yosemite next month,...

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16:46
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16:30
Poorly designed, MemoPics memory game is still fun,...

MemoPics is a free game for iPhone and iPad that gets inspiration from the classic memory match games in which you keep flipping over cards until you find all the matching pairs and eliminate the cards. That version of the game is built in to...

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16:00
Scanbot for iOS gets an update and improves your...

Scanbot (US$1.99) advertises it can pretty much eliminate your desktop scanner, and it's hard to argue with that. My colleague Steve Sande looked at an earlier version of Scanbot and was impressed (he scans all paperwork that comes into his home with...

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15:49
Apple customer service hit by massive traffic spike...

While Apple's customer service team was able to cope with expectedly high traffic on iPhone 6 launch day, the company was apparently overwhelmed by callers a day later, causing wait times to increase to over 20 minutes.

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15:39
iPhone 6 Plus Display is the best there is (well,...

Samsung’s recent Galaxy Note 4 apparently edged out the recent Apple iPhone 6 Plus in terms of display quality, even though the analyst reviewing it basically called Apple’s displays the best he’s seen to date.

In a report released Monday, DisplayMate’s Raymond Soneira—who does nothing more than test smartphone displays, by the way—called the iPhone 6 Plus display the “best performing smartphone LCD display that we have ever tested,” Soneira wrote. “The iPhone 6 Plus has raised the bar for top LCD display performance up by a notch,” he added.

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15:30
Shape up your golf game with Putting Bootcamp

The old adage is "drive for show and putt for dough" and refers to pro golfers where the best putters often make the most money. Well that also applies to us amateurs who are trying to best our golfing partners in a friendly wager. Now Putting...

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15:29
Adobe acquires photo-editing app, mobile SDK...

Adobe announced that it acquired a developer of software development kits (SDK) for photo-editing and third-party mobile software. Aviary's SDKs are to be folded into the Adobe Creative SDK, which the company is building as a development platform for mobile apps. Terms of the acquisition were not given, but Aviary was privately held....



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15:18
Beats Music headed towards shutdown, sources claim [...

[Updated with Apple denial] Despite recent efforts to promote the streaming service, Apple is planning to discontinue Beats Music, sources within Apple and Beats say. "Many" Beats Music engineers have reportedly been diverted to other projects, such as iTunes. The sources have no insight on what Apple plans to do with the service's technology....



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15:01
iPhone 6 and 6 Plus support faster charging, but...

Apple has apparently enabled much faster battery charging in the newest iPhone models, but you’d never know it if you only use the included power adapter. According to a change in the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus discovered by iLounge, both of the new smartphones are equipped with the hardware to support 2.1A charging.

The problem? Apple only includes a 1A charger in the box. If you’ve been using that AC power adapter to recharge your phone, there’s a much faster way to do it. Since the iPad has long supported 2.1A charging, you can grab a charger for the Apple tablet and use that to achieve a much quicker charge.

Another way to benefit from this new capability is to plug your iPhone directly into a newer-model Mac...

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6Tracker.com will notify you when your local Apple...

With over 10 million of Apple's new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models sold in the first weekend alone, it's understandable that Apple Stores are facing supply issues. You could call the Apple Store every day to check on stock, or you can use a new website...

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14:40
iOS 8: Hide and Unhide Images in Photos App

There may be times when you want to hand your iPhone to someone to let them scan through some photos. But perhaps there's a photo mixed in that you don't want to be seen. iOS 8 introduces a way to hide the photo.


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14:35
USB Type-C to support DisplayPort Alternate Mode,...

The Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) announced today that it has been working with the USB 3.0 Promoter Group to create a new DisplayPort mode that works in conjunction with USB Type-C. The new mode, dubbed DisplayPort Alternate Mode, could be used to drive monitor resolutions to "4K and beyond," as well as delivering up to 100 watts of power and SuperSpeed USB 3.1 data over a single Type-C cable....



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14:35
Apple Sells More Than 10 Million New iPhones In...

An anonymous reader writes Apple has announced that it sold over 10 million new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models, just three days after the launch on September 19. From the article: "Chief Executive Tim Cook said the company could have sold even more iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models if supplies had been available. Analysts had estimated first-weekend sales of up to 10 million iPhones, after Apple booked record pre-orders of 4 million on Sept. 12, the day pre-orders opened."

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14:32
Apple May Shut Down Beats Music Brand, but Stay in...

Apple said on Monday that it may shutter the Beats Music brand when it comes to streaming music, but that it plans to say in the streaming music space. The comment was given to Re/code in the wake of a TechCrunch report claiming Apple was planning to shut down the entire service.


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14:31
At Climate Week, Cook claims profits, environment...

Speaking at Climate Week NYC earlier today, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that he was "optimistic" about his company's ability to influence climate change, as well as the prospect of people choosing "green" products over alternatives. "Consumers will vote with their dollars. There's no one out there that wants the planet to go in the wrong direction or to continue to go in the wrong direction," he explained....



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14:30
The tech in MyScript Smart Note is perfect for...

MyScript Smart Note is a note-taking app for iPad geared toward stylus users who want a comprehensive solution for jotting down handwritten notes that actually function like physical, organized notebooks rather than like sketches. It recognizes your...

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14:05
Reports say Apple may bring changes to Beats Music...

Beats' message upon acquisition; unclear if sunsetting Beats Music was on the table at the time.

Beats Audio

Dueling reports from TechCrunch and Recode Monday suggest that Apple is likely to bring changes to Beats Music, the streaming music service owned by Beats Audio. TechCrunch cites five anonymous sources from both Beats and Apple as saying that Apple plans to shut the service down, but Recode cites Apple spokesperson Tom Neumayr as saying TechCrunch's report is "not true," and that while the brand may fade away, Apple will keep it around and "modify it over time."

Apple originally...

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14:00
iPodFather Tony Fadell discusses the recent death of...

When Apple quietly pulled the iPod classic from its online store the day of the iPhone 6 event earlier this month, it meant the last iPod click wheel from Apple had finally been retired in place of touch screens and voice input. Tony Fadell, CEO of Google-acquired Nest Labs who is most known for his work in the iPod division at Apple through late 2008, spoke with Fast Company to discuss the death of the last click wheel iPod:

“I’m sad to see it go,” Fadell admits in a phone interview. “The iPod’s been a huge part of my life for the last decade. The team that worked on the iPod poured...

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Swatch co-inventor Elmar Mock is a fan of the Apple...

As one might have anticipated, the Apple Watch elicited its fair share of groans and critiques from traditional watchmakers who were quick to question the device's utility and design aesthetic. LVMH executive Jean-Claude Biver, for example, said that...

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13:30
Hey, Siri, please stop listening

iOS 8 makes Siri smarter and more accurate, but one feature of the newly improved virtual assistant has become a bit more annoying that it probably should be. The "Hey, Siri" command, which lets you activate her without touching your phone, as long...

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13:23
Apple updates Mail app for public, developer betas...

Apple has released an separate update of its Mail client for the public and developer betas of OS X Yosemite. The code "resolves an issue that may prevent composing a message," attached notes explain. Beta participants can download the update via the Mac App Store....



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13:20
Sony's PlayStation TV Could Be a Busy Little...


Sony Computer Entertainment on Monday confirmed that nearly 700 games will be available for its PlayStation TV system when it launches in the United States and Canada on Oct. 14. They will include popular and classic franchises such as Killzone: Mercenary, Final Fantasy, Twisted Metal and Metal Gear Solid. The PS TV is a non-portable variant of the PlayStation Vita. It arrived last November in Japan and will debut next month in North America, making its way to Europe a month later.

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13:19
Last Chance to Register for MacBook Air Giveaway

Today is the last day for you to register for the 11-inch MacBook Air giveaway we have with Stack Social. I love being able to promote this for our readers, because, you know, it's a frakking MacBook Air giveaway. All you have to do is sign up to receive TMO Deal emails, and boom, you're registered for the giveaway. Registration ends tomorrow (September 23rd, 2014), so if you want in, do it now.


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13:13
News: Apple to reportedly shutter Beats Music?

A new report from TechCrunch reveals that Apple may be planning to shut down its Beats Music subscription service. Citing “five sources, including several prominent employees at Apple and Beats,” the report notes that a number of engineers from the Beats Music team have already been moved to other projects at Apple such as iTunes. Although it remains unclear when this is expected to happen, all sources point to Apple planning to discontinue…

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13:00
iOS 8-ready: More apps are updated

iOS developers continue to update their apps to take advantage of iOS 8. Here's a list of a few more that you might want to check out.

Wunderlist (our full review here) has been updated with a new "Today" widget for the iOS 8 Notification Center,...

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13:00
Apple may end Beats Music brand, to keep...

Apple on Monday denied rumors that it is planning to shut down the Beats Music subscription service, but a new report claims the company is looking into a branding change to more closely align the property with other first-party offerings.

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12:56
Western Digital My Passport Wireless

Western Digital's My Passport portable hard drives have all been appealingly small and ready to take pretty much anywhere -- except that they've depended on a computer for connectivity and power. Made entirely from plastic, My Passport Wireless ($180-$220) preserves the same compact design but is capable of fully wireless operation. A six-hour rechargeable battery and 802.11n MIMO Wi-Fi enable the 1TB or 2TB hard disk to stream media content to up…

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12:55
Tim Cook Q&A: the full interview on iPhone 6 and...

BusinessWeek:

Tim Cook was jubilant. It was Sept. 10, a day after the introduction of the iPhone 6 and Apple Watch at the Flint Center in Cupertino, Calif., and Apple’s chief executive officer couldn’t have been happier about reactions from the audience and the media. Cook sat down for an hour-long chat with Bloomberg Businessweek’s Josh Tyrangiel and Brad Stone.

I love how the interview ended.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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12:53
Apple workers spotted testing Apple Watch in public

Apple engineers have been spotted wearing the Apple Watch in public, according to various anecdotes on Twitter. "Saw a few Apple employees wearing the iWatch [sic] at a bus stop in mission. All were wearing the sport edition and carrying the iPhone six plus," writes one person. Another person claims to have seen someone wearing a gold model. The two cited incidents both took place in San Francisco, a home base for many Apple workers....



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12:50
Apple says Beats Music service not shutting down,...

According to a report from TechCrunch, Apple plans to shut down the Beats Music streaming service it recently acquired through its acquisition of Beats. The report cites several sources close to the situation including “several prominent employees at Apple and Beats”:

Many engineers from Beats Music have already been moved off the product and onto other projects at Apple, including iTunes. It’s not clear when exactly Jimmy Iovine and Dr Dre’s music service will be shut down or what Apple will do with streaming, but every source with knowledge of the situation that we talked to agreed Apple plans to sunset the Beats Music brand.

Update:...

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12:37
Apple's A8-powered iPhone 6 & 6 Plus...

The new silicon at the heart of Apple's recently-released iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus has increased the company's lead in smartphone application processor performance, according to data released on Monday, with the A8 improving on the already industry-leading 64-bit A7.

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12:30
Waiting on those 6 Plus Cases

As TUAW editor-in-chief Victor Agreda, Jr. put it, my new iPhone 6 Plus is a dropportunity waiting to happen. I've put in an order for a new case to protect my baby (review to follow when it finally shows up.) Until then, I've had to make do,...

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12:12
Apple CEO Tim Cook shares 'optimistic'...

Taking part in the Climate Week NYC kickoff on Monday, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook expressed a self-described "optimistic" outlook on his company's ability to affect climate change, saying that he believes that consumers, when given the choice, will do the right thing and buy green products.

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12:00
iPhone 6 slo-mo at 240 fps is awesome; watch wine...

We're so impressed with the new iPhone 6's slo-mo capabilities, we had to share some more examples.

Late last week The Verge posted photos of Iceland taken with the iPhone 6 Plus and the results are nothing short of astounding. If you haven't seen...

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11:44
Strong iPhone 6 Sales Boost Canaccord’s AAPL Target...

Following Apple's announcement that it sold over 10 million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones over its launch weekend, Canaccord Genuity analyst Michael Walkley raised his target price for the company's stock from US$112 up to $115 citing demand for the new models.


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11:30
iPhone 6 tops competition in benchmarks, battery life

Apple's annual iPhone update always brings with it a nice bump in specs, and this year is no different. The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are currently being put through their paces by the benchmarking gurus at AnandTech, and the preliminary results show that...

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11:21
China blocks privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo

The privacy-centric search engine DuckDuckGo is unable to be used in China. Selling itself as a service which does not collect personal information about its users, DuckDuckGo has been inaccessible in the country since earlier this month, and though there is no official explanation from any party, it is believed to be an act of censorship by the Chinese government....



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11:20
News: Report: iOS 8 adoption rate estimated at 30%

Several research and analytics firms have reported that iOS 8 adoption has reached 30% following the first weekend of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus sales, based on in-app analytics reported by Fiksu, Mixpanel, Appsee, and Chitika. While this number is up from the estimated 15% adoption following the initial iOS 8 public release last week, it still falls short of the almost 50% of users that had updated to iOS 7 by this time last year. The higher adoption…

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