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Tuesday August 18

09:50
Apple Pay gains support for 18 more US banks, credit...

Apple on Tuesday updated its list of official Apple Pay-backing card issuers with 18 more U.S. institutions, putting the current total close to the 500 mark.

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09:13
Visualizing a modern Apple Wireless Keyboard [...

Over the weekend, we learned some preliminary details about Apple’s planned updates for two of their most popular Mac accessories, the Apple Wireless Keyboard and Magic Mouse, in the form of FCC filings. Aside from new and improved connectivity thanks to Bluetooth 4.2, both accessories appear to have design deviations from their existing models, as detailed by the rough sketches...

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09:05
Apple vs. Samsung rages on as core iPhone patent is...

One of Apple’s iPhone patents—the one that a jury used to decide that Samsung owed Apple hundreds of millions of dollars in damages—was just ruled invalid by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

The patent in question, D618677, covers the design of the iPhone 3G and was filed in November 2008, but Apple relied on two patents filed in January 2007 to give that 2008 patent an earlier protection date. It’s a common practice, but the earlier patents have to sufficiently describe the later one in order to extend the protection date. The U.S. patent office decided that those two original patents didn’t describe the design patented in late 2008 sufficiently enough, and that perhaps that patent should have never been issued to begin with, according to FOSS Patents.

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09:00
Hands-on with the iHome iSP5 HomeKit-compatible...

The iHome iSP5 Smart Plug (US$39.99) represents a first for Apple World Today; the first HomeKit-compatible hardware we've had the pleasure to review. Up to this time, all the smart plugs and intelligent light bulbs reviewed here or at The Unofficial Apple Weblog did not include HomeKit capabilities. In this review I'll talk about what that means for those who'd like to automate their homes, and why the iSP5 is a welcome move to the future.

Design

The iSP5 is an attractive and very compact smart plug. Unlike some of the first plugs that came out a few years ago, the iSP5 is only about 1.25" deep x 1.5" high X 3" wide. It's a passthrough plug, meaning that you plug it into an available 120V US wall socket and then plug a lamp or small appliance into it. One one side of the iSP5 is a raised bump that serves as a push switch should you need to turn a light on or off without a...

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09:00
Square Cash quick mobile money transfers come to...

Square on Tuesday released a new version of its Square Cash iPhone app, bringing the platform's quick money transfers to the Apple Watch.

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08:56
How to see your iPhone’s precise signal strength

TidBITS:

The folks over at Tech Insider have produced a video that will help you see what your signal strength is numerically, for troubleshooting purposes. But for some reason, they didn’t also write up the instructions for those who prefer reading. So if you fall in that camp, here’s how to see your iPhone’s precise signal strength.

Great little tip to help troubleshoot signal strength issues.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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08:54
Cannot Mount on 10.8

Forums: TroubleshootingTags: 10.8.5; Stornext 5.1.1; failed to load volume list; Mac Mini; M440

I have a Mac Mini with a Promise SANLink connected to my SAN. I can see LUN's and labels, I can ping MDC's in both directions. I have my automount.plist and config.plist and fsnameserver in place with proper permissions. I continually get the error "Failed to Load Volume List". I will post logs in the next post, but I had questions about config.plist:

1. What is the name of the SAN and does it really matter? Can I put anything there and it will work? Remember I am using an M440 appliance for the MDC's
2. Where is the .auth_secret and does that matter for this setup?
3. Are there known issues or special config...

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08:39
Sprint launches iPhone Forever offer in response to...

If your competitor does it, it’s usually a good idea to do something similar.

Wireless carrier Sprint has announced that it will follow T-Mobile’s lead and offer customers who get an iPhone 6 now a free upgrade to the iPhone 6s upon its release. The deal, dubbed “iPhone Forever”, lets subscribers lease a new iPhone and upgrade whenever an updated model is released.

The plan will retail for US$22 a month for the 16GB model.

The company’s PR line is as follows:

“Anytime customers don’t have the latest iPhone, they are eligible to upgrade. They bring their iPhone, upgrade on the spot...

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08:25
Can Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre save the music Industry?

Wired:

“All I’ve ever wanted to do is move the needle on popular culture.” It sounds almost modest, the way he says it. Don’t be fooled. Some music executives want to help talented artists reach their natural audience, no matter how small. Iovine is not among them. He’s after the kind of massive flash points that unite populations around the world and change not just what they listen to but how they dress and move and behave and think and live. “He finds one great idea, gets rid of everything else, and chases it to the end of the earth until it’s everywhere,” says Luke Wood, president of Beats Electronics.

By his count, Iovine has pulled this off four times over the past couple of decades by introducing the world to Snoop Dogg, Tupac, and Chronic-era Dr. Dre, shepherding the careers of Nine Inch Nails and Marilyn Manson, giving Eminem his start, and creating Beats, the hardware company that turned headphones into a fashion accessory and today accounts for 34 percent...

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08:21
Misfit, Speedo team up for new Apple Store-exclusive...

People who swim for fitness or competition will have a new option for tracking their progress some Sept. 1, when the Speedo Shine swim tracker --?a collaboration between wearables firm Misfit and swimwear brand Speedo --?will hit Apple Store shelves.

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08:03
Rumor: German wireless carriers back September 18th...

Sometimes it’s the German wireless carriers that give away the details you want to hear.

A group of German carriers are reportedly preparing to launch Apple’s next-gen iPhone on September 18th, a date in line with a rumored press event earlier in the month.

At least two out of three major German carriers have apparently signed on for September 18th. The carriers are thought to be at least two out of three, the German market being controlled by O2, Vodafone, and T-Mobile DE (owned by Deutsche Telekom). All three will likely be ready on the same day, since they already carry the iPhone 6.

Apple is expected to reveal at least two new...

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07:38
Apple Music Festival in London beginning Sept. 19

Apple:

Apple Music Festival is a full-volume celebration of music. It’s live from London and broadcast to every corner of the globe. This year, we return to London’s Roundhouse for 10 incredible nights.

This is always an incredible show and this year, Apple will tie in various aspects of the Apple Music service to make it an even bigger and better event with a list of headliners that includes Pharrell Williams, One Direction, Florence + The Machine and Disclosure.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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07:31
Parents on a budget turning to certified used...

Price-conscious parents looking to equip their kids with smartphones or tablets for the new school year are embracing Gazelle's new certified pre-used iPhone and iPad stores as an alternative to paying full price for a brand new device, the company says.

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07:00
Someone needs to develop a 'Shazam for movies...

One of my favorite iPhone apps is Shazam, which "recognizes" and identifies music for you. I'd love to have a Shazam-like app for movies. Let me explain.

With Shazam on an iPhone or iPad, you launch the app, point your iDevice atyour car stereo or radio, press the Shazam button, and the app displays the name of the song playing, who sings it, and whether it's available for purchase at the iTunes Store. 

I'm a big movie fan, and watch lots of older movies on Turner Classic Movies. Sometimes an actor will appear on-screen and I wonder, "Who is that?" 

Of course, I can look up data on the movie and find info on the actors. But imagine if I had an app called, say, Shazam Movie on my iDevice. When an actor is talking or singing, I point my iPhone at the TV screen and, voila!, the app identifies the actor, pulls up background info and a filmography, and informs me which of his/her films are available at iTunes.

Crazy? Perhaps. Impossible to create? Maybe. I'm...

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06:56
Review: Anker’s PowerCore 20100 + PowerPort 10 make...

“Bigger and better” has been a safe sequel strategy for years, but “smaller, lighter, and slightly more affordable” sequels began to take off when Apple debuted the iPod mini and iPod nano a decade ago. Anker relied upon “bigger and better” for its insanely powerful 25,600mAh Astro E7 battery, and now is using “smaller and lighter” with PowerCore 20100 ($40), a sequel with nearly 80% of Astro E7’s power. But Anker’s diverging from Apple’s formula on one key point: PowerCore 20100 sells for only 50% of Astro E7’s price. It’s still capable of recharging many iPads twice, which is more...

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06:32
Square Cash adds convenient money transfer to Apple...

Cash, the iPhone app that lets you easily send money from your bank account to anyone with email or text messages or even just nearby with a smartphone, is out with a new version today that puts Square’s cashing sending app right on the Apple Watch. Square Cash highlights three uses for its first Apple Watch app:

• Send cash to your top contacts even faster.
• Quickly pay nearby people with a new contact-first interface.
• Easily approve requests with a single tap.

I use Square Cash occasionally to send money to family across the country (it’s free for friends and has a 1.9% fee on transactions for businesses) and I’ve...

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06:26
∞ Dave Grohl invites crying fan onstage at Foo...

Dave Grohl loves his fans, really knows how to put on a show, even with a broken leg.

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06:24
Use Siri to play sound effects

Try telling Siri:

Play the crickets sound

Lots of other sound effects available.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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06:19
Apple Music Festival (once known as the iTunes Music...

Apple says Pharrell Williams, One Direction, Florence + The Machine and Disclosure are among the headliners at the 2015 Apple Music Festival at London’s Roundhouse this September. 

Apple will broadcast performances to music fans worldwide3 for free. The performances can be viewed live and on-demand on Apple Music. The Apple Music Festival lets fans get even closer to their favorite performers with coverage on Beats 1 alongside backstage news and footage straight from the artists on Apple Music Connect, according to Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services.

The Apple Music Festival takes place over 10 nights from Sept. 19 to Sept. 28. UK residents can apply to win tickets on Apple Music as well as through media partners including the London Evening Standard. Apple hosted the iTunes Festival in London for eight years, and now in honor of the launch of Apple Music, has renamed the event the Apple...

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06:19
Man whose truck fell on him says Apple’s Siri helped...

When I read this story, I couldn’t help but think, “Siri, go get help, Timmy fell in the well!”

∞ Read this on The Loop

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06:10
What will next month’s Apple TV bring to the living...

Mark Gurman lays out all that’s known and speculated about the upcoming Apple TV release.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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06:03
YouTube is the sleeping giant of Live-streaming

Periscope, Meerkat, Twitch and others are making their bones in live-streaming. But the big dog, YouTube, has very quietly been honing its tools in the background.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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05:59
Misfit & Speedo team up to create lap counting...

Fitness device maker Misfit and swim-accessory expert Speedo are hitting the pool together this summer to create a special version of the fitness tracking Shine wearable made especially for swimmers. The Speedo Shine is enhanced for workouts in the pool thanks to “proprietary lap counting algorithms with industry-leading accuracy” that swimmers should appreciate. Data captured by Speedo Shine syncs up wirelessly with Misfit’s iPhone app over Bluetooth for evaluating workouts in the pool and hitting swim goals. And while the water resistant Apple Watch with non-leather bands...

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05:42
Future iOS device cameras may offer tilt/perspective...

Future iPhones and iPads may sport cameras with tilt and perspective correction. Apple has filed for a patent (number 9,113,078) with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office for such technology. 

In the patent filing, Apple notes that, while the ability to take pictures using electronic devices such as an iPhone or iPad, is advantageous and convenient, it's often difficult for the user to steady these evices and/or keep them level while taking a picture. This lack of ability to steady the electronic devices and/or keep them level while taking the picture often results in distortion in the picture being tilted and/or having a perspective that the user may not like.

In fact, tilted pictures and/or pictures with an incorrect perspective may also be taken from cameras. For example, a user may not have a tripod when taking a picture with a camera and so the user may take a picture at an angle. Regardless of whether a distorted picture...

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05:30
Apple wants your iPhone to help you long lines at...

Apple wants your iPhone (and, perhaps in the future, the Apple Watch) to help you avoid long lines at the grocery store and other businesses.

The company has filed for a patent (number 9,113,309) with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office for "enhancing user services with indoor traffic information."

According to the patent filing, a mobile device such as an iPhone can collect location, time and speed information associated with a building and send this data to a server. 

The server can collect location, time and speed information from multiple mobile devices. It can determine average wait times (e.g., indoor traffic information) associated with areas of interest at a business or indoor location.  (FIG. 2 is a block diagram of a system for generating indoor traffic information based on location data received from mobile devices.) 

The server can deliver the average wait times to mobile devices (including, perhaps, an Apple Watch). The mobile devices can...

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05:22
Adoption rate of Apple Pay on the Apple Watch could...

A new survey of Apple Watch owners by Wristly found that 80% of those in the US and UK have already used Apple Pay, and suggests that this number could eventually hit 95%. The survey was limited to the two countries where Apple Pay is currently available.

The firm found that only 19% of Watch owners hadn’t yet tried Apple Pay, and of those only a quarter of them either had concerns or saw no benefits, suggesting that the rest were likely to try it at some later point.

The data also found that owning an Apple Watch dramatically increased the chances of...

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05:00
An Apple TV with dedicated games sounds good,...

In a note to clients — as noted by AppleInsider — analyst Rod Hall with the investment firm of J.P. Morgan thinks the big selling point of the next generation Apple TV, which is expected to be unveiled next month, will be an app store with traditional console-style videogames.

He estimates that an anticipated set-top box with a dedicated Apple TV App Store would give Apple a foothold in the US$34 billion console gaming market. Hall thinks that every 5% of the gaming market Apple captures would add about 2% to the company's annual earnings per share.

If Apple really wanted to make things interesting, the next gen Apple TV could support gesture control. Apple has been granted a patent (number 8,908,277) by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office for a “lens array projector” that involves a projection-based 3D mapping solution. The result could be gesture...

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05:00
Apple Car Evidence Piles Up


Apple apparently has been scouting for locations outside of San Francisco to test an autonomous vehicle it's developing, and there are indication the oft-rumored Apple car project could be much further along than previous reports have suggested. Giving credence to that view is the fact that engineers in Apple's Special Project group earlier this year met with officials from GoMentum Station, a 2,100-acre former naval base. Work already is under way to transform the site into a high-tech, high-security testing ground for self-driving cars.

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04:04
Apple Music Festival ticket system down for many

Winning tickets for the Apple Music Festival is a long shot at the best of times, but many are reporting that they can’t even get as far as entering the lottery – either getting a blank screen or an error message when they click the Win Tickets link … 

When Business Insider tried it, they got an error message (right), while my own attempt just got a header with a blank screen (left). The outage comes...

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Monday August 17

23:24
Pharrell & One Direction headlining Apple Music...

Apple today announced that it will be holding its annual music festival across 10 days during the month of September in London. Previously known as the iTunes Festival, this year’s show is known as the “Apple Music Festival” in reference the recently launched Apple Music service. It is also notably shorter than the typical 30 days of concerts. Pharrell Williams, One Direction, Florence + The Machine and Disclosure will be the headlining acts at this year’s festival, which takes place from September 19th to September 28th.

Apple’s Eddy Cue in addition to the main artists have commented on the announcement:

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23:14
Apple's renamed 'Apple Music Festival...

Apple on Tuesday local London time announced start dates for its upcoming UK-based Apple Music Festival, n?e iTunes Festival, as well as an initial set list including headliners Pharrell Williams, One Direction, Florence + The Machine and Disclosure.

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22:20
U.S. Patent Office invalidates an original iPhone...

Earlier this month, the United States Patent Office made a non-final ruling that one of Apple’s design patents for the original iPhone is invalid within Apple’s long-running lawsuit against Samsung, according to a report from FOSS Patents. This particular patent, as seen in the drawings above, references the overall design of the original iPhone launched in 2007. It is known as the “D’677” patent in court proceedings and legal documents. FOSS explains the reasoning behind the invalidation:

The problem the D’677 patent faces here is that the USPTO has determined (...

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20:12
USPTO finds Apple iPhone design patent invalid in...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office earlier this month found an iPhone design patent successfully leveraged by Apple against Samsung in its first court action invalid on multiple counts, bringing Apple's $548 million damages award into question.

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17:37
Slack CEO denigrates Apple's Siri in announcing...

Slack Technologies founder and CEO Stewart Butterfield on Monday revealed plans to invest in artificial intelligence with an eye on virtual assistant tech for work groups, while calling Apple's solution "nearly useless."

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17:36
Google Photos lets you tell it when your pictures...

Google just announced that it has pushed live a host of user-requested features for its Photos service. These include the ability to edit an image's timestamp, rearrange the image order in albums, change an album's cover photo and remove inaccurate...

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17:14
This is the desk lamp of your (robotic) dreams

It's back-to-school season. For some of you, this means needing a fancy new lamp for your home or dorm room desk. Unfortunately whatever Walmart, Amazon or IKEA may have in stock won't come anywhere close, both in terms of looks or functionality, t...

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16:51
What's on your HDTV: 'Fear the Walking...

This week a spinoff for AMC's popular The Walking Dead series is premiering, along with the very familiar Zombi game for PC, PS4 and Xbox One. Previously seen on the Wii U as Zombi U, it's (appropriately) making a return on new platforms, with some...

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16:45
On depression

Duncan Davidson:

It sneaks in like an invited guest to the party, not even noticed it at first. And then, slowly but surely, it grows inside of you and sows its seeds of destruction. Even when it’s something that you’ve dealt with a dozen times, it still manages to work its way in and shift the baseline of your entire reality without you noticing until the very lenses that you look at the world has been corrupted into a dim grey place.

By the time you can honestly sort out that you might be in deep, the very perception of that observation is distorted. And that affects your reaction to it, often tempering that reaction with an almost uncontrollable apathy. You know you want help, but the simple act of asking seems too much to bear.

Rob Richman and I talked about our depression and ways we coped with it. Sadly, it got the better of him. RIP, Rob.

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16:30
Windows 10 won't run old games with dodgy copy...

Do you recall the bad old days of PC games in the mid-2000s, when titles were loaded with copy protection that was not only a hassle, but horribly insecure? Well, Microsoft does -- and that could be a problem if you're trying to run some of those...

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15:58
Google Maps wants to include more of your photos

Remember Views, Google's repository for geotagged Photo Spheres and panoramas? Honestly, many of us around the Engadget compound had forgotten about it too. Mountain View has decided that rather than hide away these features on some separate site t...

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15:31
The most dangerous voting machines in America are...

After more than a decade of use and dozens of reported security problems, the Virginia Board of Elections voted to decommission the last of the 3,000 WINVote touchscreen voting machines being used in the state. The machines have experienced issues...

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15:20
5 ways the world will look dramatically different in...

Washington Post:

The world is expected to add another billion people within the next 15 years, bringing the total global population from 7.3 billion in mid-2015 to 8.5 billion in 2030, 9.7 billion in 2050, and 11.2 billion by 2100, according to new estimates from the UN.

Currently, 60 percent of the global population lives in Asia, 16 percent in Africa, 10 percent in Europe, 9 percent in Latin America and the Caribbean, and only 5 percent in North America and Oceania. China and India are the largest countries in the world, together making up almost 40 percent of the world population.

But those numbers won’t stay that way for long.

None of us will be around to see it but the trends are obviously happening now and will still impact the world in 25-50 years. Whether the impact will be positive or not remains to be seen.

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15:13
Apple's online store services down for some...

Users of Apple's online store services, which include iTunes, the iOS and Mac App Stores, the iBooks Store and Volume Purchase Program assets, saw unexpected outages on Monday due to an as-yet-unknown problem.

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14:59
[Sponsor] Mapbox Mobile

Meet Mapbox Mobile for iOS, our newest open source SDK for adding location to any app. It comes with beautiful vector maps for any scenario: detailed streets for navigating cities, terrain for adventuring, and satellite imagery for seeing the world up close.

You can even find out how users interact with your map. The analytics dashboard provides a continuously updated view of your map’s usage, from places where your app is popular to average daily users.

Start developing with Mapbox Mobile for free today.

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14:56
The App Store, iTunes, iBooks, and more are down...

Update (6:45ET): Apple says the problem is resolved.

It’s been less than a month since the last iTunes Store outage, but Apple’s various digital storefronts are once again down for many users. According to Apple’s status page, the App Store, iTunes, iBooks, the Mac App Store, and the Volume Purchase Program have all suffered from unplanned downtime for about an hour and a half now.

The problems aren’t affecting all users, as no one here at 9to5Mac has noticed any disruption, but Apple says “some users” will see interruptions. No other services are impacted.

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14:55
Apple Stores speed up Apple Watch try-on process,...

Just over four months since the Apple Watch began its Apple Retail Store debut for try-ons, Apple has started to tweak the process this week, according to Apple Retail employees. Until this week, a customer who walked into an Apple Store seeking to try on Apple Watch was required to make an appointment and provide details such as their name and Apple ID to an Apple Store employees.

For this week forward, Apple Stores are speeding up the try-on process by dropping the former appointment requirement and not requiring potential customers to share their...

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14:44
The 17 best laptops you can buy today

Our last buyer's guide update had a pretty solid list of laptops, so if it ain't broke, don't fix it, right? We do have a couple of new additions to spice things up, however. We felt compelled to add the agile ASUS Chromebook Flip, which serves up...

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14:42
South Korean company rips off Tim Hortons

Okay, now you’ve gone too far South Korea.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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14:27
Modular mobile phone Project Ara is delayed until...

The much-anticipated Google-backed modular phone from Project Ara was supposed to make its debut in Puerto Rico later this year. However, the device won't be coming until at least 2016, thanks to an unexpectedly long prototyping phase, and likely w...

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14:05
Developer reveals Mac security hole without telling...

Typically, coders and researchers who discover security vulnerabilities in software will tell the companies involved before posting their findings -- it's a courtesy to make sure that those holes are patched before attackers can use them. Don't tel...

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14:00
AWT News Update: August 17, 2015

In today's Apple news:

  • Sprint offers its customers "iPhone Forever" plan
  • Australian banks aren't too excited about Apple Pay
  • Wall Street sees a new Apple TV as a competitor in the gaming console market
  • A TidBITS tip shows how to get into "Field Test Mode" on an iPhone

The transcript of the podcast can be found below.

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Hi, I’m Steve Sande from Apple World Today, and this is the AWT News Update for August 17, 2015.

The carrier wars continue, and this time Sprint has taken a shot at its competitors by offering to keep iPhone users supplied with the latest model with the new “iPhone Forever” plan. Under the plan, you’re charged $22 monthly in addition to your voice or data plan but can upgrade at any time...

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13:33
Rumor: Upcoming A9 processor could show 20-30%...

If nothing else, the A9 processor will offer a nice speed boost over its predecessor.

That’s what a graph of the forthcoming processor’s performance seems to indicate, Apple’s upcoming A9 chip beating out Samsung’s 8-core chips with a single-core score of 2090 and a multi-core tally of 3569, compared to the respective averages of 1611 and 2892 shown by the A8 found in the iPhone 6 series. The A9X chalks up 2109 and 5101 in the same benchmarks, compared to 1808 and 4526 for the iPad Air 2′s A8X.

The benchmarks, though positive for the A9, still show Samsung’s Exynos 7420, which powers the flagship S6, S6 Edge, Note 5, and S6 Edge+ devices, as beating Apple’s A9 on...

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13:32
New Apple TV will boast a touchpad remote, iOS 9,...

If the rumors prove true, Apple is ready to introduce the next-generation Apple TV set-top box during the iPhone event happening on September 9, and we’ve just got the latest details on how this new Apple TV will work.

According to 9to5Mac, Apple TV is getting very significant hardware and software updates this time around. Apple TV will run a better operating system—an optimized version of iOS 9—that will pave the way for an Apple TV SDK and App Store. The report also claims that the Apple TV interface has also been redesigned to match the iOS 9 look and feel. Originally slated to debut during WWDC in June, the new iOS 9-powered Apple TV had to be pushed back so that it wouldn’t be too taxing on Apple’s iOS 9 engineers, according to...

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13:02
MiStand+ Aluminium Tablet Stand [Sponsor]

MiStand+ your tablet, any angle. Innovative, multi-axis adjustable stand for use with any tablet.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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12:57
German 'iPhone 6s' launch pegged for Sept...

German carriers are reportedly preparing to launch Apple's next flagship handset -- typically known as the "iPhone 6s" -- on Sept. 18, a date in line with a rumored press event earlier in the month.

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12:24
Entry into $34B console gaming market seen as...

Though the new Apple TV isn't expected to have a streaming subscription service available at launch, that's not a problem for investment firm J.P. Morgan, who believes the device's real selling point will be an App Store with traditional console-style videogames.

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12:04
Rumor: Apple's upcoming A9-series chips...

A graph that purports to show GeekBench 3 scores for Apple's anticipated A9-series application processors paints a picture of significant performance improvements, beating out even Samsung's latest 8-core chips.

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11:32
Save 50% in Take Control’s 2015 Back to School Sale

Through 24 August 2015, you can save 50 percent on the entire Take Control catalog of books. It’s a great opportunity to pick up titles that you’ve been wanting to read or that might be useful to have on your virtual shelf for reference. As always, all our ebooks are DRM-free and available in PDF, EPUB, and Mobipocket (Kindle) formats.

 

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11:12
∞ Rob Richman, in appreciation

A bit of devastating news.

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11:00
PhotoFast MemoriesCable: Charge, backup and store...

PhotoFast MemoriesCable Photo ©2015, Steven Sande

Last month, AWT reviewed the PhotoFast MAX, a small USB/Lightning adapter with flash RAM built into it. MAX works with a PhotoFast app to enable fast and easy transfers of data between Mac or PC and iOS devices. Now the company is nearing the end of an Indiegogo campaign to fund manufacturing of a similar product called the MemoriesCable. I was able to get my hands on a pre-production version of the MemoriesCable for testing, and here are my thoughts on the new product.

First, the MemoriesCable — which comes in 16, 32, 64 and 128 GB varieties — performs many of the same functions as the PhotoFast MAX. In other words, it’s a great place to store those gigabytes of music, video...

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10:53
What will September’s new iOS 9-based Apple TV bring...

Apple plans to hold one of its annual fall media events on Wednesday, September 9th to introduce the new iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus with Force Touch, and after many fits and starts, it appears that the long-awaited next-generation Apple TV will also be unveiled. We’ve been reporting on this upcoming model since 2014, as Apple has been planning to update its...

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10:42
iPhone 6S rumor roundup: Sept. 18 launch, faked...

Artwork by shoplemonde.de

While we’ve reported extensively on what to expect from Apple’s next generation iPhone 6S — including Force Touch in May and what enhancements it offers last week — a fresh set of rumors are floating around today regarding the pending iPhone model ranging from expected, known, and spoofed. We’ll unpack each one below:

Probably most anticipated on this side of Apple’s upcoming product event is which date you’ll actually be able to get...

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09:52
Jimmy Iovine & Dr. Dre talk Apple Music, their...

Wired’s new cover story featuring Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre includes interviews with the Beats co-founders turned Apple executives and also some quotes from others on the Apple Music team. The article has a lot of backstory on the duo pre Apple’s acquisition of Beats, much of which we’ve heard in the past, but mostly discusses the Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy for Arts, an undergraduate program the two Apple executives have started at the University of...

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09:34
TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 17...

Notable software releases this week include Safari 8.0.8, 7.1.8, and 6.2.8; PDFpen and PDFpenPro 7.3; BBEdit 11.1.2; Security Update 2015-006; and iTunes 12.2.2.

 

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09:34
ExtraBITS for 17 August 2015

In ExtraBITS this week, Apple is recalling a handful of recent Apple TV models, Marco Arment explains why people block Web ads, Rite Aid decides to support Apple Pay, and Google is undergoing a major restructuring.

 

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09:30
Sprint’s new iPhone forever plan

Sprint announces a plan that will always keep you up to date with the latest and greatest iPhone. A solid price, though the terms are a bit confusing.

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09:28
Sprint fires back at T-Mobile with perpetual iPhone...

As new iPhones loom, Sprint is joining T-Mobile in trying to rope in new subscribers with a perpetual upgrade offer.

Under the “iPhone Forever” program, new and upgrade-eligible Sprint customers can trade in their current phone and get a new iPhone 6 for $15 per month, plus the cost of wireless service. Sprint will then let those customers upgrade to the next iPhone by December 31 at no extra charge.

There are a couple of caveats here:

  • The deal requires either an individual unlimited plan ($60 per month, plus the aforementioned $15 per month for the phone) or a Family Share Pack plan (starting at $100 per month with four lines and 10 GB of shared data for new subscribers, plus the $15 per month fee for each phone.)
  • The $15 per month phone price is a limited-time deal, and it jumps to $22 per month...
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09:15
Dr. Dre's Apple Music exclusive paid off

Dr. Dre’s long-awaited new album Compton: A Soundtrack debuted last week on Apple Music as the service’s first high-profile exclusive, and while the release was a big one, it was unclear if Apple could juice enough interest to make exclusivity worth an artist’s while. Now it’s clear that it is—or at least it was for Dre.

“We’re beginning to show what we can do in terms of communicating music to a worldwide audience and helping artists at the same time,” Apple Music chief Jimmy Iovine told the New York Times.

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09:08
Steve Jobs’ 1996 interview with Red Herring

Historian or not, this is a great read.

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09:00
9to5Toys Lunch Break: iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi 16GB $380,...

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09:00
How to enable Flyover in Mac OS X Yosemite's...

With Mac OS X Yosemite, you can see 3D flyover views of various cities in the Maps app. Here's how:

  •  Launch Maps.
  •  Use the search function to find a city (such as my hometown of Nashville, TN).
  • Click the pin marking the place. In the pop-out window click the (i) icon, then in the second pop-out window select the Flyover Tour button.

Your flyover tour will start. You'll also able to search for "Directions to Here" or "Directions from Here."

Unfortunately, not all cities currently have a flyover view available. You can find a list of compatible cities here. Thankfully, Apple is constantly adding new locations to the service.

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08:45
Amazon painted as a “bruising workplace” by New York...

The New York Times publicly lambastes Amazon.com. Jeff Bezos responds.

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08:00
Mac laptop sales grow 27% year-over-year in the U.S...

As measured by sales through the U.S. consumer retail market, Mac laptop sales increased 27% year-to-date and Windows notebooks grew 3% during the first half of 2015, according to the NPD group

Overall, tablets sales slowed their decline, down 7% following a 12% decline in the first half of 2014. iPads dropped nearly 20% and Android Tablets 8%t, but Windows tablets (primarily Surface) saw a 35 percent sales increase over the prior year.

“In B2B channels the notebook remains the device of choice for the vast amount of purchasers, with sales volumes more than triple that of tablets,” said Stephen Baker, vice president of industry analysis, The NPD Group, Inc. “For B2B productivity and the best mix of affordability, form and function, the notebook remains the workhorse device purchased through B2B channels for businesses, education, and...

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07:52
AT&T enhances GoPhone plans to support 4GB data...

National carriers across the US have been adding features that make it easier to use their service in Mexico and Canada as a growing trend, and today AT&T has announced enhancements to its pre-paid GoPhone plans to include 4GB of high speed data use in Canada and Mexico as well as the United States. The new AT&T GoPhone feature goes into effect on August 21st and is supported on the carrier’s $60 pre-paid plan without making any changes.

In addition to 4GB of 4G LTE data for use across North America where available, the GoPhone plans include unlimited talk and text in the US, Canada, and Mexico as well. AT&T’s $60 GoPhone plan is reduced to $55/month for customers using the carrier’s Auto Refill automatic payment feature.

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07:38
How to See Your iPhone’s Precise Signal Strength

Frustrated by the imprecise signal strength dots on your iPhone? Josh Centers stumbled upon a secret code that will reveal your exact signal strength.

 

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07:26
Rumor: Best Buy to sell AppleCare, AppleCare+...

This leak came out the door pretty quickly, which makes it interesting.

Best Buy has apparently inked a deal to begin selling AppleCare+ warranty extensions for its products. In addition to this, employees have also been told that the next-gen iPhone will be announced to the public on September 10th.

According to a recent tip, the new iPhone lineup will be available at Best Buy starting September 13th, the AppleCare+ warranty covering all eligible products.

The leak has been confirmed by other reports and an internal training video has revealed that Best Buy will offer service for AppleCare warranties at its own stores, as well as...

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07:00
iHome’s Kineta K1 + Kineta K2 fuse awesome battery...

iHome has spent years building a reputation for thoughtfully designed, value-packed Apple audio accessories. Beyond its annual releases of ever-improving speaker systems, it was the very first company to release an iPod alarm clock, and a day-one supporter of Apple’s AirPlay speaker standard. No audio company has focused as much on the practical needs of iPod, iPhone, and iPad users as iHome. And when it innovates, it always comes up with something cool.

Kineta K1 ($150) and Kineta K2 ($100) are iHome’s latest innovations: Bluetooth speakers with beautiful built-in battery charging docks and detachable USB battery packs. K2 is a nightstand- or desktop-...

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06:47
Apple prepping first Australian dollar-denominated...

Apple will reportedly continue to diversify its corporate debt issuance strategy with a new bond denominated in Australian dollars, the company's latest move to raise debt outside the United States in order to fund its growing capital return program.

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06:39
Sprint announces ‘iPhone Forever’, a $22/month...

Sprint today announced a new $22/month upgrade option for iPhone users allowing them to pick up a new iPhone at anytime through a plan dubbed “iPhone Forever”.

iPhone users can now opt to pay an extra $22/month on top of any individual unlimited plan or family share pack plan and when a new iPhone is eventually released, they simply bring in their old device to upgrade to the latest entry-level iPhone model. Here’s how it compares to options from the other carriers…

“We asked ourselves, ‘What could we do that would move our...

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06:32
Best Buy to offer AppleCare and AppleCare+...

Electronics retailer Best Buy has inked a deal with Apple to begin selling authorized warranty extensions for its products, and employees have been told that the new addition will be announced to the public on Sept. 10.

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06:11
FCC filing hints at Mac mice and keyboards with...

As noted by SlashGear, new Apple accessories for desktop Macs have appeared in FCC listings. They could debut with new iMacs that are rumored to arrive before the holidays. 

The FCC filings are for Magic Mice and Magic Wireless Keyboards that replace the current Bluetooth 2.1 in current models with Bluetooth 42.2 with Bluetooth LE Low Energy. This would result in longer battery life. And future Mac accessories may have even more improvements.

SlashGear notes that the FCC filings note mice and keyboard will come with on-removable lithium battery packs. Instead of requiring that you use and replace AA/AAA batteries, you'll plug the accessories in to a power port when they need a charge. "Testing has been done with USB Power Adapters on both devices, leading us to believe that they'll come with power chargers of...

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06:00
Commander is a useful 'Finder alternative...

Eltima describes its Commander One as a "Finder alternative." However, I'd describe it more as a handy Finder "enhancer" that's great for Mac OS X "power users" (a term I don't like, but for which I don't have a better alternative.)

A dual-panel file manager for Mac OS X 10.9 or higher, it allows you to use two panels at once, set up your own hotkeys for a variety of actions, and more. Commander One doesn't come with a PDF manual (you download the software, so I wasn't expecting printed instructions), so there's a bit of a learning curve. 

Eltima's introductory "Welcome" screen helps get you started, but other features need an explanation. For example, choosing between the "dynamic" and "bytes" for the "size in apps" under the View preferences will certainly be as clear as mud to novice users.

When you launch Commander One, you can choose among three view modes depending on what you're doing and what sort...

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05:54
Safari 8.0.8, 7.1.8, and 6.2.8

Patches a number of security vulnerabilities in three versions of Apple’s Web browser. (Free)

 

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05:28
Second investment firm predicts that iPhone sales...

Betting against Apple hasn’t been a successful endeavor of late but all of a sudden, declining holiday iPhone numbers seem to be in vogue.

Tech investment company Pacific Crest has echoed KGI’s prediction that year-on-year iPhone sales are likely to decline following the launch of the iPhone 6S, but says that investors shouldn’t be concerned.

We believe iPhone 6/+ models drove abnormally high share gains and upgrade rates that are likely to moderate somewhat in the 6s cycle, which is likely to drive total iPhone units down year-on-year in the first part of financial year 2016 (Q4 of calendar 2015) …

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05:00
Review: Mophie Juice Pack Air for iPhone 6



There aren’t many products that I can unequivocally recommend, but the Mophie Juice Pack Air is one of them. It’s a battery case for the iPhone 6 that gives you a charge when you iPhone’s battery dies – which can be a real lifesaver.

If you’ve ever had an unexpected after work event, late evening activity, or woke up after forgetting to charge your iPhone overnight, an extra battery is practically essential. Even if you don’t regularly run out of battery in a normal day, a charged Mophie juice pack is a great thing to keep in your gear bag just in case, mine has saved my...

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05:00
Inside The Flock, the Mac game that slowly dies as...

Slated to hit Mac and PC on Friday, August 21, The Flock is a truly eerie experience. The first-person multiplayer game is draped in shadows as you control a hobbled, sluggish human-like creature protecting a glowing artifact—or one of the four ferocious monsters out to claim it. The Flock is billed as a horror game, and it’s the rare one in which the scares come not from scripted sequences or computer-controlled characters, but rather other online players.

And the scariest thing about The Flock may truly surprise you: The game has a finite lifespan of its own, and it’ll stop working once enough player deaths are tallied. In other words, the worse that you and everyone else are at The Flock, the faster the game approaches its promised conclusion, ceases to be playable, and is no longer available for purchase. How’s that for incentive to play well?

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04:50
One Plus Two Equals Trouble for the iPhone


If you thought the iPhone was the most desirable phone in the market you wouldn't be alone, but you likely would be wrong. While we all were snoozing, One Plus emerged. It's a little company out of China that came up with and executed one of the most brilliant low-cost guerilla marketing programs I've ever seen. The end result is that 3.6M people currently are lined up -- virtually -- to buy its latest phone, the One Plus Two. To put that in perspective, that is more people than Apple sold phones to in the launch year of the iPhone.

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04:08
Getting your app Featured in the App Store may not...

If you submit your brand new app to Apple and they offer to make it a featured app when it hits the the App Store, you might think you’d have to be crazy to refuse. But startup investor M.G. Siegler suggests in a Medium post that you may want to think twice.

If you’re not familiar with the name, Siegler is a guy who ought to know a thing or two about startups. He’s a general partner at Google Ventures, was a founding partner of TechCrunch and has worked with startups since 2005.

There are two problems with having your app get a lot of exposure at launch, he argues. First, if your app is free, you may get the downloads but not the revenue.

Talking to a number of early stage companies that have been featured at launch recently, they all have...

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03:00
Back to school Mac buyer's guide

You're probably still enjoying your summer vacation, but that first day of school is creeping up on you. Sooner of later, you’re going to have to start getting ready to go back to school. I know it’s a bummer, but let’s look at the bright side: Back to school is a great opportunity to buy a new Mac. Yay!

But wait, how do you decide which Mac to get? Don’t worry. Here are the ideal Macs for students, with reasons why you’d want each model. Pick the one that fits for you, and be on your way. After all, you have only a few days of summer left before class starts.

On a budget: 11-inch MacBook Air

Priced at $899 (128GB flash storage) and $1099 (256GB flash storage), the 11-inch MacBook Air is a capable laptop for everyday use, and it won’t break your bank. It has a 1.6GHz dual-core Core i5 processor that can easily handle writing apps, presentation software, Internet access, email, and a lot more. It can even...

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22:11
Interchange fees, hubris key challenges to...

Apple is reportedly facing pushback as it tries to roll out Apple Pay in Australia, as major banks in the region are reluctant to cede a slice of the AU$2 billion they take in with interchange fees in exchange for technology some say is already available in the country.

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20:52
‘This is Ludacris’: Rapper shows off his diamond-...

Rapper Ludacris tonight has showed off a unique twist on the Apple Watch: a model encrusted with diamonds around the face’s bezel. Ludacris wore the gear to tonight’s Teen Choice Awards on Fox, and he posted a couple of pictures of the device on Instagram. It appears that taking the custom route allowed Ludacris to one-up his colleagues who were able to secure all-gold Apple Watch Editions with gold Link Bracelets from Apple in the run-up to the Apple Music launch. A close up shot of Ludacris’s Apple Watch is below.

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20:37
Dr. Dre's 'Compton' album hits 25M...

Hip-hop icon Dr. Dre's much-awaited album "Compton: A Soundtrack" was streamed 25 million times during its first week of availability, driving nearly half a million paid downloads on iTunes over the same period.

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17:26
Dr. Dre’s Compton streamed 25 million times on Apple...

Apple is continuing its promotion of Apple Music this weekend. After putting out a trio of television advertisements promoting Apple Music and its artist-integrated Connect platform, the company has announced a pair of statistics for the launch weekend of its employee Dr. Dre’s new Compton Album. In a statement, Apple says that Compton was streamed 25 million times over the course of its opening week as an Apple Music exclusive. The album was also downloaded half a million times via the iTunes Store.

Dr. Dre’s album “Compton...

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17:08
Australia Apple Pay could be far off as banks push...

It appears that the expansion of Apple Pay into Australia could be farther off than some had hoped. According to a report today from The Sydney Morning Herald, Apple is in negotiations with at least four of the largest banks in Australia in order to form partnerships for Apple Pay in in the region. However, the report claims Apple is having issues in negotiations centered around the fees it collects in current the currently supported Apple Pay markets of the United States and United Kingdom.

In the United States, Apple collects royalties from...

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17:04
The Logic Pros: iPad/Mac synths still can’t quite...

In this week’s episode of The Logic Pros, we are taking a hands-on look at Moog’s Sub Phatty synthesizer to see how it stacks up against some of its much more affordable virtual counterparts.

Moog instruments have been used on many of the most popular and historic records over the years, having become as legendary in their own right in the process. The company is widely considered to be one of, if not the premiere synth makers on the planet. Producing the fattest sounding oscillators and filters around since the late 60’s, Moog’s instruments certainly come at a premium, and there’s a good reason for it. In the past few years the company introduced a couple new synthesizers in its Phatty line, that brought Moog’s flagship features and famous ladder-style filter down to a fairly affordable price point. At...

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16:29
New Apple Music TV spots market mission statement,...

Apple on Sunday premiered three new TV ads for Apple Music on its YouTube channel, with one focusing on the meaning behind the service and two concentrating on specific artists.

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16:00
Apple might be 'named and shamed' in...

Apple, Google and other large multinational corporations conducting operations in Australia might soon see their annual tax payments made public as a result of a government inquiry into corporate tax dodgers.

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15:17
Apple debuts three new Apple Music ads featuring...

Apple today has debuted three new video ads for Apple Music on its YouTube channel. The ads focus on the music available via the streaming service, the service’s Connect social network, and the effect music can have on those who “live and breathe” it. The ads all tout that Apple Music has “All the artists you love and are about to love, all in one place.”

The first ad features Kygo, who is a popular Norwegian DJ and record producer. The ad features Kygo playing at a piano and then highlights Apple Music Connect and the ability to learn more about an artist via their Connect profile.

The second video stars James Bay, a popular British musician known best for his songs “Let it Go” and “Hold Back The River.” In the ad, Bay plays an acoustic version of his song “Craving” as Apple again highlights Connect and the...

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14:25
Diver has close encounter with killer whales,...

CNET:

Sam Galloway, the University of Auckland student who shot the film, said in the description of his YouTube video that he was on a spear-fishing trip in waters off the coast of Little Barrier Island when he and a friend came across the killer whales.

Some of the younger ones were actually quite friendly.

“The larger ones weren’t very interested in us,” Galloway wrote, “but the calves came in for a close look.”

I’m lucky enough to live on the West coast of Canada where Orca spotting is very common this time of year. They are magnificent animals regardless of whether you see them from a boat or the water like these lucky guys did.

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09:30
The past, present and future of ASUS, according to...

"Namaste!"

That was how ASUS Chairman Jonney Shih greeted some 2,000 fans at his "ZenFestival" event in New Delhi last week. And yes, he yelled on stage, just as he always does, with a generous helping of buzzwords and "thank yous." And there have...

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