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Friday January 29

07:00
Innovation still undecided on Sharp rescue plans as...

In the bidding war for Sharp, Innovation Network Corp. has yet to decide on a possible rescue plan, even as rival Foxconn is raising its bid and promising not to cut Japanese jobs, a report said on Friday.

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06:53
Report: Apple looking to produce its own exclusive...

Apple has dipped its toes in original content with projects like the Beats 1 radio station, but there has been a lot of speculation around whether the company will ever produce its own media content, as both Amazon and Netflix have shown it can be very lucrative, launching many successful independent television series in recent years.

According to a contributor report from The Street, Apple is now looking to take that jump. It wants to produce original TV shows as exclusive content for its iTunes library offerings, according to the report, having spoken to ‘members of the Hollywood creative community’ late in 2015. These new TV shows could form part of a future Apple TV cable subscription ...

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06:48
Guru behind Apple's A-series, AMD's Zen...

When your company absolutely, positively needs a chip that kicks a lot of butt, you bring in Jim Keller.

The legendary CPU architect earned his chops helping with the design of AMD’s K7 processors before moving onto the K8 core, a.k.a. the first 64-bit consumer desktop chips. After that, Keller eventually wound up at Apple, where he spearheaded the creation of Apple’s A-series processor, which made their debut in the iPad and iPhone 4. Then he returned to AMD as the mastermind behind the company’s forthcoming Zen processor architecture—a design that promises to battle Intel for high-end computing supremacy after years of AMD’s chips being relegated mostly to budget and mid-range PC designs.

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06:37
Billboard top 10 rap/hip hop, from 1989 to the...

No matter your musical tastes, this is just damn fun.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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06:32
AppleInsider podcast talks earnings, beta releases,...

This week the AppleInsider podcast explores this week's earnings call, the decline of iPhone sales, Apple and Tim Cook's interest in virtual reality, it's relation with an 'iPhone 7' dual camera, and trouble in Apple's car skunkworks. We also talk about iOS 9.3 beta, Apple Pencil woes and the trouble with keyboards for iPad in iOS.

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06:31
The case against Control Center

Stephen Hackett on why he finds Control Center just too busy. I agree and have my own suggestion for a fix.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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06:22
Apple looking to open its third retail store in...

Apple is preparing to open another retail store in Istanbul, Turkey, according to MacReports, quoting an unnamed “source familiar with the matter.” This will be Apple’s third store in the country and will reportedly be in the Emaar Square Mall.

The first one opened in Istanbul in the Zorlu Mall in April 2014. The second store opened in the Akasya Mall in October 2014 . This new store will open in 2016.

The company has 481 retail stores in 18 countries and an online store available in 39 countries.

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06:21
Bloomberg: Apple working on wireless charging at-a-...

We could see this as soon as next year. If true, seems like a bit of a game changer.

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06:14
iTunes Radio channels have been folded into Apple...

As previously announced, Apple has discontinued its free, ad-supported iTunes Radio channels, which have been folded into Apple Music. However, Apple's Beats 1 radio channel remains available to iTunes users as a free listening option. 

Apple Music costs US$9.99 per month or $14.99 per month for up to six people in a household. There’s a three-month trial period so you can give it a try.

Apple bought the steaming music service Beats Music, and Beats Electronics — which makes the  Beats headphones, speakers and audio software — in 2014. Apple acquired the two companies for a total of $3 billion, consisting of a purchase price of approximately $2.6 billion and approximately $400 million that will vest over time.

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06:13
Facebook shutters Parse, pulls the rug out from...

You might not be familiar with Parse, but you no doubt make use of it every day. Facebook is shuttering the service and that means a lot of apps will either have to reinvent the wheel or shut down.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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06:07
Rumor: Apple may introduce wireless charging...

Apple is working with partners in the U.S. and Asia to develop new wireless charging technology that could be deployed on its mobile devices as soon as 2017, Bloomberg reports, quoting unnamed “people familiar with the plans.”

The article says that the technologies being investigated would allow iPhones and iPads to be powered from further away than the charging mats used with current smartphones, the people said, asking not to be identified as the details are private. Apple is looking to overcome technical barriers including loss of power over distance with a decision on implementing the technology still being assessed, according to Bloomberg.

Apple has been granted a patent (number 9,086,864) that would give an iMac the ability to charge Apple accessories by resonant charging. The...

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05:56
Truly erasing your Mac’s hard drive

The article walks you through the process. Tuck this one away, pass it along.

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05:52
Angela Ahrendts on Apple retail’s corporate culture

Angela Ahrendts talks about retention rates and the culture of the Apple Store.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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05:38
Printer Drivers for Gestetner, Lanier, NRG, Savin,...

The latest printer and scanner drivers with support for new printer models from Gestetner, Lanier, NRG, Savin, and Xerox. (Free, various sizes)

 

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05:37
Apple set to overtake Samsung as world’s top chip...
05:00
Your Facebook Friends Are Really Not That Into You


Most of your friends on Facebook may not care much about you at all, suggests an Oxford University study published last week. Friendships involving interactions over social networks are not that different from traditional real-world friendships, found Robin Dunbar, the professor of evolutionary psychology at Oxford who conducted the research. In other words, people in your social network are no more your friends online than they would be in real life.

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05:00
Here’s why I think we’ll see a Mac OS X tablet...

Apple says it’s not going to happen, but I think we’ll see a tablet running Mac OS X within two years. Why? The decline in annual tablet shipments reached double digits for the first time on record in 2015, according to TrendForce. A Mac tablet (the MacPad?) could re-invigorate sales for Apple. 

The global market research firm’s latest tablet shipment report shows a total of 168.5 million tablets shipped last year, representing a 12.2% drop from 2014. The gradual contraction of the global tablet market has become a more pronounced trend.

“The saturation of the tablet market, the long life cycles of tablets themselves and the abundance of substitute devices were major factors that contributed to the large shipment decline,” says Anita Wang, notebook analyst for TrendForce. “Tablets were challenged by many large and small devices during 2015, from smartphones sized 5 inches and above to 2-in-1 PCs. Their demand diminished as a...

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04:48
As expected, iTunes Radio stations no longer...

Apple announced a couple of weeks ago that its ad-supported iTunes Radio stations would no longer be available from today, and they have now gone off-air as expected. Attempting to access them results in a message prompting people to join Apple Music. Free access to Beats 1 remains.

Join Apple Music and get stations for every situation. Plus, stream just about every song ever recorded, get handpicked recommendations, explore our experts’ take on the nest new music.

The FT recently reported that Apple Music now has more than 10M...

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04:30
This app makes your Mac’s speaker go Boom

If you've ever found yourself dealing with low audio output on a Mac (more common on laptops with their small speakers than desktops such as the iMac), Global Delight's Boom 2 will boost the audio volume. Significantly — as in up to 400%.

Once installed, a Boom 2 icon appears in the Mac OS X menu bar. You can use it to adjust the volume via a slider and tweak the tool’s settings (more on that in a moment).

For better or worse, Boom 2 boosts the audio output of the entire system rather than focusing on a few applications. This means you can now enhance the volume of media-playing applications like iTunes and QuickTime. You can also boost the volume of online videos like YouTube and Hulu playing on a web browser.

Voice applications like FaceTime and Skype can also use Boom 2 to enhance their audio experience. On the other hand, if you want an app that lets you personalize volume settings for different apps, you'll need to look elsewhere.

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04:00
Patent report: loudspeaker system, docking station...

Apple files for — and is granted — lots of patents by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. Many are for inventions that never see the light of day. However, you never can tell which ones will materialize in a real product, so here are this week’s patent highlights … 

Two Apple patents relate to audio. Patent number 20160029143 for an “acoustic beacon for broadcasting the orientation of adevice.” Though it’s highly unlikely that the company will enter the loudspeaker market, the invention is for aa method for the orientation of a loudspeaker relative to a listening device is described with the goal of equalizing the sound in a room. 

In the patent, Apple notes that audio output devices (loudspeakers) may include two or more transducers for cooperatively producing sound. Although sound engineers may intend for the audio output devices to be oriented in a particular fashion relative to the listener, this orientation is not always achieved. For example...

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03:53
Strange Guardian article finds a few people who don’...

I’m a fan of the British newspaper The Guardian, whose news coverage and features are often excellent (disclaimer: I’ve written a few articles for it myself), but a piece it ran last night is just plain bizarre. It attempted to explain the company’s slowing salestemporary or not – by suggesting that software engineers no longer want to work there.

Tellingly, Apple is no longer seen as the best place for engineers to work, according to several Silicon Valley talent recruiters. It’s a trend that has been happening slowly for years – and now, in this latest tech boom, has become more acute....

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03:30
Crossy-overs: How Pac-Man, PSY, and more made their...

It’s been a hectic year-plus for Hipster Whale, the Australian indie studio behind breakout hit game Crossy Road, to say the least. The team released Crossy Road for iOS in November 2014 and it quickly became a free-to-play phenomenon. Before long, the game spread to Android, Windows Phone, and finally Apple TV of late, and now has more than 120 million players after a holiday surge in downloads. You may have even seen the team demo the game during Apple’s press event in September 2015.

“It felt like it became a phenomenon pretty quickly, and it’s been a really long year—obviously with a lot of up, but it’s been so tiring,” admits developer Matt Hall, who co-created the game with fellow designer Andy Sum, and collaborated with artist Ben Weatherall on the game’s distinctive look. “It’s been really good, though.”

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00:09
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We can help you find the home of your dreams. We offer a number of different Container Houses and manufactured home floor plans to choose from, so you’re sure to find one that meets your approval. Search our selection of homes and find the perfect modular home floor plans that will be the best for your lifestyle and your budget.

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Thursday January 28

22:30
Apple merges iTunes Radio channels into Apple Music...

As announced earlier this month, Apple on Friday discontinued free access to ad-supported iTunes Radio channels, folding the content into Apple Music as part of a broader push to grow adoption of its subscription service.

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21:10
Lightroom CC 2015.4 and Lightroom 6.4

Adds the new Boundary Warp feature and fixes a bug that prevented Nikon cameras from tethering on OS X 10.11 El Capitan. ($149 new or $9.99 monthly Creative Cloud subscription, free update)

 

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20:55
Apple culture hinders recruitment and talent...

A one-sided report on Thursday claims Apple's secretive, rigid culture, compounded by a failure to introduce ground-breaking products, is shifting sentiment in Silicon Valley, supposedly prompting developers and engineers to look elsewhere when applying for jobs.

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20:06
Apple could bring long-distance wireless charging to...

Apple is reportedly working on an advanced wireless iPhone and iPad charging technology capable of bridging longer distances than currently available hardware, with a potential launch targeted as early as next year.

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19:48
Report: Apple developing long range wireless...

According to a new report out of Bloomberg, Apple is working to develop wireless charging technology that could make its way into an iPhone by 2017. The report claims that Apple is working in conjunction with partners in the United States and Asia to develop the technology. The technology is said to allow iPhones and iPads to be powered from further away than current charging mat and inductive solutions allow.

Apple, of course, has to face several technological barriers when it comes to wireless charging. One of the primary issues with its solution is the loss of power over distance. This means that the further a device is away from the receiver, the longer the batteries would take to...

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18:30
[Sponsor] Meh.com -- If You Liked Woot, Back When...

From the people who created Woot, sold Woot to Amazon, abandoned Woot, and started again, it’s Meh.com.

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16:03
Apple's third Turkish retail store to open in...

Plans are in motion to open a third Apple Store outlet in Turkey, which according to a Thursday report will be located in the upscale Emaar Square shopping mall currently under construction in Istanbul's Asian Side.

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15:47
Tesla hires the guy who pioneered Apple A-series...

From Electrek:

We’ve learned that Tesla this month quietly hired high-profile microprocessor engineer Jim Keller as Vice President of Autopilot Hardware Engineering. Tesla today confirmed the news and sent us the following statement:

Jim Keller is joining Tesla as Vice President of Autopilot Hardware Engineering. Jim will bring together the best internal and external hardware technologies to develop the safest, most advanced autopilot systems in the world.

Before his stint at AMD with former Apple colleague Mark Papermaster, Keller was a director in the platform architecture group at Apple focusing on mobile products. There, he architected several generations of mobile processors, including the chip families found in millions of Apple...

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15:36
Apple Pay may be coming to ATMs from Bank of America...

Bank Of America and Wells Fargo are working on integrating Apple Pay into their ATMs, according to TechCrunch, quoting an unnamed “source familiar with the teams on the projects.”

Wells Fargo’s head of ATMs Jonathan Velline told TechCrunch’s Josh Constine that, “We’ve been working on the technology that allows us to hook to digital wallets, leveraging NFC on mobile phones to replace the card at the transaction at the ATM. Right now the wallet that we support is Android Pay … we’re also looking at lots of different mobile wallets and evaluating which ones are going to be appropriate for our customers.”

When asked about whether its ATMs would work with Apple Pay, Bank Of America’s Consumer Banking Products press representative Betty Riess said “We already have number of mobile wallet programs.” This implied that Apple Pay could join them, says...

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15:15
AWT News Update: January 28, 2016

Speculation is running rampant about this year's crop of iPhones, and there are some interesting statements that have come out of various sources that are giving us an idea of what may happen...or lead us totally down the wrong path:

  • Cirrus Logic CEO talks in circles about Lightning-based headphones and manufacturing costs
  • Facebook adds live video for iPhone users in the USA
  • Nikkei says that the 4-inch iPhone (6c or 5se, your choice) is already in production
  • Apple's going to have to step up sales in emerging markets to increase or maintain global market share

Text version of the podcast is below, video is here

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14:50
Report: Bank of America and Wells Fargo exploring...

As the Wu-Tang Clan wisely pointed out, cash rules everything around me, and if a report from TechCrunch is correct, Apple Pay will someday be my ticket to withdrawing real legal tender from an NFC-equipped ATM.

TechCrunch reports that representatives of Bank of America and Wells Fargo admit they’re working on adding NFC to ATMs, to let users “authenticate and complete transactions.” Wells Fargo says it’s first working on connecting its ATMs to Android Pay, but “that doesn’t limit us from considering other mobile wallets.” Bank of America has been an Apple Pay partner since the service’s launch, although reps wouldn’t confirm to TechCrunch that Apple Pay would be the mobile wallet of choice when its limited rollout of upgraded ATMs begins in late February.

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14:39
Apple Pay support reported to arrive at Bank of...

Bank of America and Wells Fargo are reportedly working to bring Apple Pay compatibility to their respective ATM machines, meaning iPhone and Apple Watch owners might soon be able to complete transactions using provisioned debit cards.

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14:30
Apple to open its third retail store in Istanbul,...

Apple looks to continue its rapid expansion of its retail stores according to a reliable local report from MacReports. The report claims that Apple is working towards launching another retail store in Istanbul, Turkey. The company is reportedly assembling a team to lead the process, as well as advertising new available positions in Turkey relating to the opening of another retail store.

The report claims that Apple plans to open the new retail location sometime this year in the Asian part of Istanbul. The store is expected to be location in the Emaar Square Mall, following trend with Apple’s other Istanbul locations, which are also located in malls.

Should it come to fruition, this store will be Apple’s third location...

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14:05
Sharp leaning towards Japan's Innovation over...

Weighing takeover bids from both Taiwan's Foxconn and Innovation Network Corp. -- a fund backed by the Japanese government -- Sharp management is currently leaning in the second direction, a report said on Thursday.

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14:02
Bank of America & Wells Fargo said to be working...

According to a report out of TechCrunch, Bank of America and Wells Fargo are both working to integrate Apple Pay support into their ATMs. The report, citing “a source familiar with the terms on the projects,” says that the companies have both placed employees on multi-month long assignments to integrate the Apple Pay options into ATMs around the country.

Apple Pay integration with Bank of America and Wells Fargo ATMs would be relatively basic. Users would theoretically be able to tap their iPhone onto the ATM’s NFC reader, which would then bring up the Touch ID/pin verification on their phone. Once that is completed, users would be able to access the same normal ATM options that are available after swiping a card and entering their pin number.

Wells...

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13:55
Starry Eyes Speedy Internet Access


Project Decibel on Wednesday announced Starry, a company that promises easy broadband Internet access at speeds of up to 1 GB with no caps. Starry will deploy what it says is the world's first millimeter wave band for consumer Internet communications. Initial deployment will be a beta in Boston in the summer. Starry has an FCC license to run pilots in Boston and 14 other cities: New York, Washington, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas, Houston, Philadelphia, Detroit, Atlanta, Miami, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Seattle, Denver and Chicago.

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13:51
Amazon Prime memberships grew by over 50 percent in...

Amazon just announced its financial results for Q4 of 2015, and one of the big trends the company highlighted was the continuing strength of Amazon Prime, a service that has its roots in free two-day shipping but is now becoming a catch all for host...

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13:45
Microsoft's Surface sales up 29 percent, phones...

Sales of the Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book led to a 29 percent increase in overall Surface family revenue, Microsoft announced in its Q2 2016 earnings report. Its overall phone revenue, however, fell 49 percent. Given our disappointment with the Lum...

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13:37
No, 'Fable' designer Peter Molyneux isn...

Peter Molyneux is not done making video games. Molyneux appeared to announce his retirement from the video game industry in a series of tweets today, but it turns out that his account was hacked. The impersonator also claimed that Molyneux was shutti...

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13:34
Walgreens is beginning to break up with Theranos

The bad news just keeps piling on for Theranos, following yesterday's announcement from the US government that its blood testing technology "jeopardizes" patients' health. Walgreens, the company's main retail partner, said today that it'll be shuttin...

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13:30
The Week in iPhone Cases: Case-Mate unveils its new...

...plus, rugged picks from Rokform and Moshi, and more

This week’s roundup of new iPhone cases also shows off plenty of new patterns from X-Doria, SwitchEasy, and more. Read on!

Case-Mate

If you’re looking for a fashionable way to charge your iPhone while on the go, check out the Wristlet (iPhone 6/6s; $70), a wallet-style case with a 3,500mAh built-in battery designed to double your talking and surfing time.

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13:27
An oral history of the space shuttle Challenger...

Popular Mechanics:

It was supposed to be one of the greatest achievements in the history of the United States space program.

A civilian—a schoolteacher, an emissary of the hope for tomorrow—was going to space. Christa McAuliffe, a thirty-seven-year-old mother of two from Concord, New Hampshire, had been selected from eleven thousand entrants to NASA’s Teacher in Space contest. She became a symbol of optimism and progress amid Cold War tension. And the rest of the shuttle crew was itself a representation of the strength of American society: Gregory Jarvis, Ronald McNair, Ellison Onizuka, Judith Resnik, Michael Smith, and Commander Dick Scobee. Two women, one of them Jewish. An African- American. An Asian-American. They were the most diverse group of astronauts NASA ever assembled.

On the morning of January 28, 1986, despite concerns within NASA and among others working on the launch that the weather was too cold, the shuttle Challenger blasted off. Seventy-...

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13:19
Walmart Opens OneOps Cloud Management to the Masses


Walmart on Tuesday announced that it has posted the code for its OneOps cloud application life cycle management platform on GitHub. The company developed the OneOps platform for building and launching cloud-based applications across varied storage environments that change frequently. It lets e-commerce vendors deploy apps on platforms from Microsoft Azure, Rackspace and CenturyLink public clouds to private or hybrid environments built with OpenStack.

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13:15
I watched someone commit suicide in VR and it...

This wasn't how it was supposed to go. I was standing on a junkyard hovercraft, pointing my revolver at the young lady floating on the adjacent skiff. She was my enemy, but I couldn't pull the trigger. Her hand hovered between us, waving back and for...

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12:53
Apple audio supplier suggestion corroborates rumored...

My cheap headphone jack-less iPhone mockup

While it’s widely rumored that the iPhone 7 will drop the headphone jack when it launches later this year, known Apple audio supplier Cirrus Logic may have hinted about how Apple plans to handle this transition. Speaking to analysts and investors during the company’s latest earnings call (via BI), CEO Jason Rhode made a few interesting comments about what might be planned for later this year.

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12:49
We’re the only animals with chins, and no one knows...

The Atlantic:

“It’s really strange that only humans have chins,” says James Pampush from Duke University. “When we’re looking at things that are uniquely human, we can’t look to big brains or bipedalism because our extinct relatives had those. But they didn’t have chins. That makes this immediately relevant to everyone.”

Indeed, except in rare cases involving birth defects, everyone has chins. Sure, some people have less pronounced ones than others, perhaps because their lower jaws are small or they have more flesh around the area. But if you peeled back that flesh and exposed their jawbones—and maybe don’t do that—you’d still see a chin.

So, why do chins exist?

In the category of “things I wasn’t expecting to think about today”, I would put high on the list, “Why do human beings have chins?” It’s actually a very interesting article and, spoiler alert, scientists really don’t know why.

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12:27
Tinder now lets you upload photos directly, instead...

Now you can upload photos to your dating profile that are, well, not so Facebook friendly.

The Tinder app now lets you upload photos directly from your camera roll, instead of having to import them from your Facebook profile. These changes are first rolling out to the iOS app, but will be coming to the Android version soon.

Since its inception, Tinder only allowed its users to upload a photo if it was from their Facebook-connected account. It was the app’s attempt at establishing authenticity among users and preventing fake profiles of sexy nonexistent people from surfacing. 

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12:14
Tesla is moving away from an SDK and instead...

Since Tesla launched the Model S in 2012, the automaker has been talking about releasing a software development kit (SDK) to create a full third-party app ecosystem for its 17-inch touchscreen, which acts as a center console for the Model S and X, but despite several inquiries from eager app developers, there has been little communication about the project until now.

During a special event for Tesla owners in Hong Kong this week, CEO Elon Musk opened up on the subject and said that the company “thought about it more” and is likely moving away from the SDK, and instead planning to allow mirroring of apps from iPhones...

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12:08
Cramer: We’re valuing Apple with the wrong number

CNBC:

Cramer thinks the brand loyalty for Apple is so great customers won’t switch to another company. So maybe Apple doesn’t need to worry about peaking phone sales. Maybe it just needs to keep selling more devices, and let the service stream do the talking.

“By this time next year, it wouldn’t shock me if that service revenue number becomes the key metric, especially with the iPhone 7 right around the corner,” Cramer said.

I find Cramer physically hard to listen to (his voice is like finger nails on a blackboard to me) and I’m not going to give him a pass on his late realization of the importance of brand loyalty when it comes to Apple, but the piece and the video have some interesting thoughts as to why analysts can’t seem to get their heads around Apple and why they seemingly treat Apple so harshly. I don’t know if his conclusion that service revenue will be a key metric in the future is correct but it’s something to keep an eye on.

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12:06
Apple just updated retired OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard...

Apple yesterday took a trip back in time when it offered an update for OS X 10.6, aka Snow Leopard, an edition it last patched in September 2013.

The “Mac App Store Update for OS X Snow Leopard”—quite a mouthful, even for Apple’s naming conventions—was issued Wednesday so that 10.6 users could continue to access the Mac Apple Store, the apps available there, and most importantly, the upgrade to OS X 10.11, or El Capitan.

Included in the update was a renewed digital certificate required by the Mac app distribution warehouse. “The certificate ensures that you can continue to use the Mac App Store in Snow Leopard to purchase new apps and run any previously purchased apps that use receipt validation,” Apple wrote in a short support document.

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12:01
Apple buys LearnSprout, an education-tech startup

Apple has acquired education technology startup LearnSprout, which creates software for schools and teachers to track students’ performance, reports Bloomberg. More than 2,500 school districts in 42 U.S. states use LearnSprout’s software, according to the company’s website. 

LearnSprout is describe as “the first and only solution that makes big data analytics possible for non-technical educators.” The company’s mission statement is “to help K-12 educators use data to analyze the past, understand the present, and anticipate the future.”

LearnSprout is an online data insights service that uses live data directly from a district’s student information system. It combines assessment results, course grades, and attendance to provide actionable insights into student and school performance. 

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11:48
Apple acquires analytics startup LearnSprout to...

Apple on Thursday confirmed the takeover of LearnSprout, a startup company specializing in educational analytics, particularly for tracking student performance.

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11:44
Increasingly popular "hot patching" update...

An increasing number of iOS application developers use a technique that allows them to remotely modify the code in their apps without going through Apple’s normal review process, potentially opening the door to abuse and security risks for users.

The technique is a variation of hot patching, which is a way of dynamically updating a system or application without restarting it. In this case, an iOS application is updated without the developer having to submit a new version to the official iOS app store and then wait for Apple’s review of the changes, which can be a lengthy process.

An implementation of this hot patching method comes from an open-source project called JSPatch, which provides an engine that app developers can integrate into their apps and which bridges JavaScript code to Objective-C, the programming language used by iOS apps.

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11:27
Apple acquires education technology startup...

Apple has acquired education technology startup LearnSprout for an undisclosed sum, via Bloomberg. LearnSprout’s software lets teachers track student progress and test scores, organize class achievement targets and more school-oriented features. The acquisition follows Apple’s announcement of iOS 9.3, which includes several major new features for iPads in education, including multi-user account switching.

LearnSprout’s features were mainly marketed at PC and Mac users. With an Apple acquisition, it is likely the technology will be ported to iOS as Apple continues to push...

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11:09
Mac App Store Update for OS X Snow Leopard

Ensures future compatibility with the Mac App Store for Mac OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard users. (Free, 3.5 MB)

 

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11:04
ISS astronauts remember Challenger disaster

Astronauts on the International Space Station remember the loss of seven colleagues on the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster 30 years ago on Jan. 28, 1986.

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11:00
Notable apps and app updates for January 28, 2016

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

iOS Apps/Updates

Only one pick for iOS today, and it's something that a lot of people have probably been looking for -- a free flexible database and organizer for iPhone and iPad. Airtable is an incredibly powerful database application with collaborative tools that syncs across your devices. Version 3.0 was released last week and includes full compatibility with iOS 9 and the iPad Pro. Rich fields can be connected to just about any cloud storage service (like Dropbox or Google Drive), and it's a fully relational database that's driving Airtable, so related data can be linked with a tap. On Mac or PC, you can see, create, and edit your databases from...

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10:59
New ‘Pay with Venmo’ platform rivals Apple Pay as an...

Venmo today introduced a new in-app payment option called ‘Pay with Venmo’ for both users and businesses alike. The feature allows vendors to directly integrate Venmo’s payment platform into their checkout process. And user’s can now simply select the Venmo option when checking out in supported apps, and no longer need to type in any credit card information.

Venmo is putting a heavy focus on the ease of use of checking out using its fairly well-known platform. Instead of users having to input credit card information for every transaction, a Venmo option will be available during checkout with supported apps. This is akin to the experience introduced by Apple Pay, with the difference being that Pay with Venmo is a cross-platform solution for both iOS and Android...

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10:51
T-Mobile adds Amazon Video, other services to...

T-Mobile on Thursday announced the addition of four new partners to its Binge On program for subscribers, including Amazon Video, Fox News, Univision Now, and the WWE Network.

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10:46
Facebook expands live video to all iPhone users in...

And we’re live! 

After giving celebrities the option to broadcast live video to their followers, Facebook has expanded its “Live” streaming feature to all iPhone users in the U.S. The Live feature allows you to record and share video in real time using the Facebook app. According to Facebook, Live will be rolling out to iOS users all over the world in the coming weeks, and a version for the Facebook Android app will be introduced soon.

Once Live is enabled, you will see a new “live video” option when you tap to create a Status Update. Tapping to “Go Live” will initiate a live-stream. During your broadcast, you will see the number of viewers tuning in, the names of your Facebook friends who are watching, and whatever comments pop out in real time. Facebook’s Live feature is similar to standalone live-streaming apps Meerkat and Periscope.

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10:39
∞ Apple’s voluntary recall of certain AC wall plug...

Apple today announced a voluntary recall of AC wall plug adapters designed for use in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Continental Europe, New Zealand and South Korea. In very rare cases, affected Apple two-prong wall plug adapters may break and create a risk of electrical shock if touched. These wall plug adapters shipped with Mac® and certain iOS devices between 2003 and 2015 and were also included in the Apple World Travel Adapter Kit. Apple is aware of 12 incidents worldwide. [...]

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10:33
Facebook opening Periscope-like video broadcasting...

Facebook shared today that it is turning on live video broadcasting from its app for all iPhone users in the United States. This feature was previously limited to public figures and verified accounts then expanded to a limited number of test iPhone users last month. Facebook’s effort in this space is similar to Meerkat and Twitter’s Periscope service, which popularized live video streaming from mobile devices last year.

While live video broadcasting is limited to members in the United States for now, Facebook says it hopes to expand the feature in other countries “over the coming weeks.”

For new users getting started, Facebook shares these instructions for how to use the live video broadcasting feature within its app:

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10:00
The Apple rumor mill is working at top speed this...

There's nothing better with which to raise the spirits of Apple fans than a good rumor, and the rumors have reached a fever pitch in the few days since the sobering financial news on Tuesday. Those rumors come from none other than 9to5Mac's Mark Gurman, who has a surprisingly good track record at finding "sources" who know what's going on. So what should we expect in the next couple of months? According to Gurman, an "iPad Air 3", a new 4-inch iPhone called the "iPhone 5se", and new Apple Watch models

The iPad Air 2 is getting a bit long in the tooth, having been introduced in October 2014. Gurman points to a schematic for a new iPad Air that showed speaker grills in all four corners -- similar to the iPad Pro -- and possibly a rear-facing LED flash for those people who find it necessary to use their iPads as super-sized cameras. "Sources" say that Apple is even...

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09:55
What is the fastest speed of any object on the earth?

Talon Torres:

…(it) had been launched at six times Earth’s escape velocity. That’s one hundred fifty thousand miles per hour. Forty-five miles per second. Nine times faster than the Space Shuttle, six times faster than the fastest moon rockets. Faster than the Voyager spacecraft, which, having reached over 35000 miles per hour, are now leaving the solar system and have for years been claimed to be the fastest man-made objects ever. To which I now say: Pshaw and poppycock…

So somewhere in the New Mexico desert, unknown and unmourned, lies an American relic, a piece of history like no other: the fastest man-made object ever.

I have no idea who the writer is but it’s a great story and the answer will surprise you. The amount of energey required is mindboggling. Thanks to John Molloy for the link.

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09:38
Oracle to phase out much-maligned Java browser plugin

Oracle will soon wind down support for the Java browser plugin, reflecting an evolution in Internet standards and ever-mounting concerns about Web security.

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09:33
9to5Toys Last Call: Apple TV (3rd gen) $49, 11-inch...

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09:18
The PCWorld Show Episode 1: Surfacegate, spec leaks...

Welcome to the first installment of PCWorld's first long-form video show! Florence Ion, Gordon Mah Ung and Jon Phillips discuss, analyze and goof on the most interesting news of the week.

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09:15
Twofold Inc. could be your next iPhone puzzle...

These days, keeping up with games can be a full-time job. So how do you separate the signal from the noise, the wheat from the chaff, the Temple Runs from the Temple Jumps? Allow us to help by regularly selecting a game You Should Play.

That’s a huge chain that’ll clear requests from two different sets (see above the grid), but I’m already thinking about that yellow request ahead.

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09:13
Yahoo Mail iOS app gets customizable swipes &...

Following an announcement for a revamped news discovery and commenting experience for its homepage and Yahoo mobile apps, the company is also rolling out an updated Yahoo Mail iOS app today.

Among new features for the app, users can now customize swipes, meaning you’ll be able to choose what happens when you swipe across your messages in your inbox. Options for the customizable swipes include star, send to folder, archive, and more.

You’ll find the new customizable swipe options under Settings>Swipe actions.

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09:00
Production already underway for Apple's new 4-...

Apple has reportedly begun mass production of its new 4-inch handset, with the device slated for release this spring in a bid to kickstart sales in important emerging markets.

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09:00
Have you installed your Snow Leopard update today?

If you're one of the relatively small group of Mac owners still running OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard, you may have been surprised yesterday when an update appeared in the Mac App Store and on Apple's support website. Those of you who are new to the world of Macs might not know about Snow Leopard, which originally shipped in 2009 and introduced the Mac App Store in version 10.6.6. 

OS X 10.6.8 is not officially supported, but the update "ensures future compatibility of the Mac App Store included with OS X Snow Leopard, and is recommended for all Snow Leopard users." Only about four percent of active Mac users currently run Snow Leopard, making up as many as 3.6 million users worldwide. 

Apple would probably prefer that you update to a newer Mac that can run the most recent versions of OS X like 10.11 El Capitan and 10.10 Yosemite, but for those who are trying to stretch the life of old hardware...

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08:59
BBEdit 11.5

Loaded with over 150 additions, refinements, and fixes, including a number of improvements to the Find Differences feature. ($49.99 new, free update, 11.6 MB)

 

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08:48
Rumor: iPad Air 3 to incorporate “4K” display,...

They’re just rumors at this point, but they point to some fairly cool stuff about the iPad Air 3.

As of now, it’s been said that Taiwanese touch panel makers General Interface Solution and TPK will share production of a third-generation “4K” iPad Air set to debut in March.

The same sources claim that in addition to a 4K resolution touch panel, Apple’s new 9.7-inch tablet will feature up to 4GB RAM and improved battery life, and is scheduled to enter mass production in the second quarter of 2016.

The report states that the two suppliers can expect a slight one-year increase for touch panels orders from Apple in the first half of 2016. This comes despite previous rumors suggesting the iPad Air 3 will not adopt the...

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08:37
Apple Recalls Some International Wall Plug Adapters

Apple has issued a recall for some international wall plug adapters. Josh Centers explains how to see if your adapter is affected, and how to get it replaced.

 

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08:34
Latest iOS 9.3 beta enables accessory firmware...

The second beta of iOS 9.3 allows iPad Pro owners to update the firmware on some accessories by way of the Smart Connector, AppleInsider can confirm.

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08:34
Share your personal Snapchat URL with new feature...

There’s a new little feature tucked away in the latest Snapchat update that allows users to share their own Snapchat URL with others. The new URL is much more user-friendly as it is something you could easily copy and paste directly into messages and profile bios all around the web. Previously, Snapchat heavily relied on username search and QR code-based cards for this purpose.

Snapchat continues to find newer avenues that make adding friends easier. This URL is the newest in username sharing on top of manually adding by username, from the address book, by Snapcodes, or even just from nearby based on location.

When clicking any of these new Snapchat add URLs, Safari launches and requests to ...

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08:28
Apple predicted to sell another 20 million Macs this...

Apple's Mac shipments are expected to remain at a level similar to that of 2015 at around 20 million units in 2016, while new MacBook and iMacs are expected to boost the company's overall product ASPs [average selling prices], reports DigiTimes, quoting unnamed “sources from the supply chain.”

Twenty million is the most Macs ever sold in a year. The previous record was 18.91 million in 2014.

These sources say that makers in the supply chain will start producing new 12- and 13.3-inch MacBooks at the end of the first quarter or in early second quarter, and 15-inch models in the third quarter. The article doesn’t clarify if that means laptops based on the 12-inch MacBook with Retina Display, MacBook Airs, or MacBook Pros, but I’m guessing it means all three.

Apple shipped 5.312 million laptops in the fourth quarter of 2015. That’s down...

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08:24
Apple recalls international AC wall plug adapters...

Apple just announced a voluntary recall of AC wall plug adapters for Macs and iPads sold between 2003 and 2015 in Europe, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, New Zealand, and South Korea, due to risk of electrical shock. But even Americans could be at risk if they use the affected adapters sold in the $29 World Travel Adapter Kit.

Apple is exchanging affected adapters with redesigned versions for free. How to tell if you have a recalled adapter: It looks like one of the two-pronged wall plugs below, and the inside slot of the adapter has either four characters, five, or none at all. The redesigned versions have a 3-letter regional code in that slot.

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The wall plug adapters that are subject to the voluntary recall.

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08:11
Voluntary Apple AC Wall Adapter Exchange program...

This is why recall programs exist in the first place.

Apple on Thursday announced a voluntary recall and exchange program for a select number of AC wall plug adapters used in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Continental Europe, New Zealand and South Korea. America is not included in the recall. Apple says that in “very rare cases” the two-pronged Apple wall adapters could break and create a risk of electrical shock if touched.

The company stated that the affected wall adapters shipped between 2003 and 2015 with Mac and certain iOS devices, the adapters were included in the Apple World Travel Kit and that the company says that it is aware 12 issues worldwide.

The recall does not affect any of Apple’s USB power adapters or customers...

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08:00
iPad Pro gains a Mac-like capability in iOS 9.3 beta...

Although the staff here at Apple World Today has varying opinions about the ability of the iPad Pro to serve as a "MacBook replacement", we agree on one thing -- the device can perform a lot of the same functions of a Mac. Now 9to5Mac is reporting that German developer Stefan Wolfrum discovered a new Mac-like capability for the iPad Pro -- being able to update the firmware of devices attached to the Smart Connector.

Wolfrum tweeted that iOS 9.3 beta 2 updated his Logitech Create iPad Pro keyboard with new firmware: 

WHOA! iOS 9.3 beta 2 apparently just updated my @Logitech Create #iPadPro keyboard's firmware!! /cc @settern pic.twitter.com/N2uRxVWBiL

— Stefan Wolfrum...

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07:58
Here’s how the iPhone is performing in global...

We learned this week that Apple shipped 74.8 million iPhones globally during the recent holiday quarter, which is just slightly up from the 74.4 million shipped during the same quarter the year prior and just under the 75 million that analysts expected.

Today Strategy Analytics has released new data showing how Apple’s last two years of shipments compare to competitors like Samsung and Huawei. The data also breaks down how Apple’s global smartphone marketshare stacks up to those same competitors.

As we already knew, Apple shipped 231.5 million iPhones globally in 2015 compared to 192.7 million globally the year prior, which maintains the company’s second place rank between Samsung and Huawei. Global iPhone shipments trailed...

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07:55
Bug or conscious change? Apple Pencil for iPad Pro...

The first two beta releases of iOS 9.3 have severely limited the navigation capabilities of the Apple Pencil on iPad Pro. Whether this was an intentional readjustment of the accessory's functionality to make it less stylus-like, or simply a bug in pre-release software, remains to be seen.

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07:30
Apple recalling some AC adapters

Apple has announced the AC Wall Plug Adapter Exchange Program. The company says it’s determined that, “in very rare cases,” the two prong Apple AC wall plug adapters designed for use in Continental Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Korea, Argentina and Brazil may break and create a risk of electrical shock if touched. 

These wall plug adapters shipped from 2003 to 2015 with Mac and certain iOS devices, and were also included in the Apple World Travel Adapter Kit. Apple says it has voluntarily decided to exchange affected wall plug adapters with a new, redesigned adapter, free of charge. The company encourages customers to exchange any affected parts. Other wall plug adapters, including those designed for Canada, China, Hong Kong, Japan, United Kingdom, and United States and Apple USB power adapters are not affected by this program.

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07:25
Tim Cook: What's Good For the US Dollar Is Bad...

theodp writes: For years," Charles Erwin Wilson famously said back in the day, "I thought what was good for our country was good for General Motors, and vice versa." That was then. This is now. The Washington Post reports that a strong U.S. dollar is the biggest threat to Apple's business around the world. "The dollar has shot up about 22 percent against a trade-weighted basket of other currencies since the middle of 2014," explains Matt O'Brien. "And in Apple's case, that's meant what would have been $100 of foreign sales in September 2014 was just $85 by the end of 2015. That's not good when you get two-thirds of your revenue overseas." Apple blamed the strength of the dollar compared to other currencies for costing it $5 billion in revenue, "For perspective, that difference is the size of an average Fortune 500 company," quipped CEO Tim Cook.

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07:21
Feature Request: Require Touch ID/passcode to power-...

Anyone who has ever accidentally left behind their iPhone or iPad in a public place like a coffee shop will know the sinking feeling in your stomach the moment you realize you’ve done it. Even if you rush back just one or two minutes later, you know there’s a high chance that the device will be gone.

If the worst happens, and you have another device with you, Find My iPhone lets you track the stolen device – except thieves tend to know this, and all they have to do to prevent it is to power-down their ill-gotten gains. This can be done while the device is locked, with no Touch ID or passcode access needed …

What I’d like to see is a simple iOS change that replaces the current ‘slide to power off’ dialog with a ‘Use Touch ID or enter passcode to...

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07:14
Apple recalls some AC adapters, world travel kits in...

Apple on Thursday issued a recall for two-pronged AC wall plug adapters designed for Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Continental Europe, New Zealand and South Korea over a potential risk for electric shock.

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07:13
Apple issues Mac & iOS device AC Wall Plug...

Apple today has announced a voluntary recall and exchange program for a select number of AC wall plug adapters used in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Continental Europe, New Zealand and South Korea. America is not included in the recall. Apple says that in “very rare cases” the two-pronged Apple wall adapters could break and create a risk of electrical shock if touched.

Apple said that the affected wall adapters shipped between 2003 and 2015 with Mac and certain iOS devices. Apple also says the adapters were included in the Apple World Travel Kit. The company says that it is aware 12 issues worldwide.

The recall does not affect any of Apple’s USB power adapters or customers in Canada, China, Hong Kong, Japan, United Kingdom, and the United...

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06:59
Despite what you may have heard, the iPhone is still...

As previously noted, Apple hit a new high in iPhone sales over the holiday quarter with 74.8 million units shipped, albeit just 0.3 million more than the same quarter one year ago. 

Continued demand for Apple's iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, particularly in China and the U.S., elevated Apple in 2015 to 231.5 million units shipped in the year, according to new data from IDC. This represents 20.2% growth from the 192.7 million units shipped in 2014. The combination of new innovative features such as Apple Pay and Force Touch, combined with a new Rose Gold color, better performance, and increased speed, helped drive upgrades and attracted Android switchers in record numbers, according to the research group.

Although the Cupertino-based vendor witnessed minimal growth year over year, its 2015 total market share climbed to 16.2%, up from 14.8% in 2014. Growth in key markets such as China were up 18%, in which 50% were first-time iPhone owners....

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06:44
Yahoo iOS app updated w/ revamped news discovery...

Yahoo today announced that it’s revamping the way it aggregates news content and in the process launching redesigned commenting, news discovery, and notification features to users on Android, iOS, and through its Yahoo homepage on the web.

Not only will the experience be consistent across platforms now, the entire experience has been given a fresh coat of paint and new features with Yahoo noting that it’s “made it easier to discover and create conversations with a community around engaging content and follow the latest developing stories in a nearly infinite news stream.”

Here’s what’s new for news discovery:

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06:34
Questionable rumor claims 'iPad Air 3'...

Apple's next 9.7-inch iPad -- commonly referred to as the "iPad Air 3" -- could sport features like a 4K display and 4 gigabytes of RAM while simultaneously offering better battery life, supply chain sources claimed on Thursday.

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06:33
San Francisco Chronicle finds treasure trove of...

This is a set of 43 photos from The Last Waltz concert from 1976. Brilliant find.

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06:22
Guess how many iPhones Apple sold in 2015
06:17
The complete, easy guide to backing up your Mac

Macworld’s Christopher Phin walks you through the options. If nothing else, click through to the article and read each section headline, just to get a sense of all the options covered. Good stuff.

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06:08
On pricing an iOS app

Tough to know the right apps to develop and to find the right pricing sweet spot at which to sell them.

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06:04
A smartphone was shipped for 1 of every 5 people...

Manufacturers shipped nearly 1.5 billion smartphones to the world's 7.4 billion inhabitants in 2015 as consumers opted to replace older devices with newer LTE-equipped models or those with larger displays.

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06:00
Fluance's latest Bluetooth speaker sports a...

The $500 Fi70 includes 8-inch woofers, 5-inch midranges, and 1-inch tweeters and is powered by a 280-watt amp.

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05:47
Twitter vs Facebook

John Gruber captures perfectly the problem with comparing Twitter to Facebook

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