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Friday April 15

05:30
Patent report: movable, illuminated Mac laptop...

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: 

A new Apple patent (number 20160103496) for a “dynamic input surface for electronic devices” hints at future Mac laptops with movable, illuminated trackpads. In the filing, Apple notes that conventional input devices, such as keyboards or track pads for a laptop, are susceptible to damage. For example, debris and other contaminants may enter the casing of the electronic device through the keycap apertures and may damage the internal components of the input device. Also, such devices are vulnerable to a drop or mechanical shock. 

What’s more, the way that conventional track pads are made only allow them to be static and/or fixed within a Mac laptop. This means they can’t be “positioned in a desired and/...

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05:18
Microsoft files lawsuit against government to stop “...

Microsoft writes about their reasons for this lawsuit, citing both the sheer number of requests forcing silence, but also the endless nature of the majority of them. Good for Microsoft for standing up here.

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05:13
AppleInsider podcast imagines 'Apple Car,...

This week on the Appleinsider podcast, Mikey and Victor discuss Mikey's appearance on a Motor Trend roundtable, speculating on the "Apple Car." Plus, the very latest in the FBI's posturing, and fresh "iPhone 7" rumors.

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05:00
HTC 10 Wins Heaps of Praise With a Sprinkling of...


HTC this week unveiled its latest flagship smartphone, the HTC 10. The phone's camera is outfitted with new, larger sensors and 12 million new-generation UltraPixels. Both the front and rear cameras sport the world's first optically stabilized, larger-aperture f/1.8 lenses on, the company said. The rear camera also has a faster laser autofocus. The front UltraSelfie camera has a wide-angle lens and screen flash. Both cameras take sharp, high-resolution photos, even in low light, according to HTC.

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05:00
iPad Mate comes in handy for converting videos, DVDs...

I find the iPad Pro is a good, complementary "mate" to my Mac, if not a laptop replacement. And ImTOO's $59.95 iPad Mate is a good, complementary mate to the iPad.

It can convert any video or DVD to play on the iPad. That's a nice feature, though if that's all you need it for, check into RipIt or Handbrake instead. However, if you need to transfer iPad contents to and from your computer and iTunes, iPad Mate is definitely worth a look. It works similar to iTunes and also supports the iPod, iPhone, and iPod touch.

This iPad video converter lets users convert and transfer videos, music, and DVDs for the aforementioned Apple devices to iTunes (though you'll need to close iTunes first). In fact, you can set items to transfer even if the iPad isn't connected, and they'll make the move when you sync the tablet device to your Mac.

ImTOO iPad Mate’s built-in DVD ripper will convert and rip DVDs to iPad...

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04:38
LG’s 15-inch laptop borrows MacBook Air design,...

With fresh rumors of ultra-thin MacBooks on the way this year, LG’s new 15-inch Gram laptop gives a clue as to just how sleek they might be. Borrowing heavily from the MacBook/MacBook Air design, the Core i5 or i5 machine weighs in at just 2.2 pounds – half the weight of the 15-inch MacBook Pro.

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Filed under: Mac Tagged: 13-inch MacBook, 15-inch MacBook, MacBook, MacBook Air ...

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04:30
Microsoft Word Flow keyboard launches private iPhone...

Microsoft has its own mobile operating system, but that hasn’t stopped it from opening a public beta for a new iPhone keyboard. 

That’s right—Microsoft’s Garage incubator began the private beta for its Word Flow keyboard on Thursday, allowing users to sign up for access to the application as it’s being refined. Users who get access to it will be able to install an app that replaces the iOS software keyboard with one made by Microsoft. 

The Word Flow keyboard’s leading feature is a one-handed typing mode that curves the keyboard around one bottom corner of the screen or another, so that it’s easier for people who have another hand full to fire off a quick text message. 

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04:30
Fashion Friday: my T-shirt from the launch of Mac OS...

Over the years, I’ve collected lots of nifty T-shirts from trade shows I’ve covered — mainly the late, lamented Macworld Expos held in Boston, San Francisco, New York, Tokyo, and Paris. Over the next few weeks I’ll be “modeling” some of the items in my collection.

Pictured today is my tee from the launch of Mac OS 8 in July, 1997. The operating system updated represented the largest overhaul of Mac OS since the release of System 7. It integrated lots of the technologies developed for Apple's planned operating system dubbed Copland. Copland never materialized, but Mac OS 8 helped modernize the Mac OS while Apple developed Mac OS X.

Speaking of System 7, it the longest-running Mac OS release until OS X. It shipped with all Macs from 1991 to 1997. If you're in your mid-to-late 20s and used a Mac in elementary or middle school, chances are it was running some version of it.

Get productive on Mac OS X, iOS....

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04:00
This week’s rumors (and my take on them): April 15

Each week brings a handful of Apple rumors. Here’s what’s making the rounds this week (and my take on ‘em):

New “ultra-thin” MacBooks will launch in the second half of the year and will sport metal injection, mold-made hinges. Chances that this rumor is true (IMHO): 95%. I’m not sure about the hinges, but I predict that the MacBook line will be available in 12-inch and 15-inch versions with the MacBook Air line being phased out entirely.

Mock-up courtesy of 9to5Mac.com

This year's second-generation Apple Watch will feature improved internal components, but its external design will be largely unchanged from the first-generation model, according to a research note issued by KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, as noted by...

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03:59
Apple’s recycling program recovered 89 million...

Apple’s ninth annual Environmental Responsibility Report summarises the company’s work on its three environmental priorities of renewable energy, safer materials & processes and conserving resources. As part of the third of those, the company revealed that its recycling program last year recovered 89 million pounds of materials – Business Insider noting that this included a cool $40M worth of gold.

Gold is commonly used in circuit boards because it has low electrical resistance and, unlike copper, doesn’t corrode. In most applications, a thin layer of gold covers a thicker layer of copper – which was a second valuable material recovered by Apple …

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02:26
Report: New ultra-thin MacBooks coming later in 2016...

Although it seems inevitable that the MacBook lineup will see some significant changes this year, as a major upgrade has been due for a while, the rumor mill is yet to close in one particular design or release date. Earlier in the year, Digitimes was reporting new MacBooks (intended to supplant the MacBook Air) are due sometime before July, resembling 13 inch and 15 inch versions of the 12 inch Retina MacBook.

A new report from Digitimes today says otherwise, suggesting the new MacBooks will not be available until the second half of this year, although an announcement at WWDC still seems possible if Apple met the earlier side of that release range.

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00:01
Apple Deprecating Quicktime For Windows, Micro...

harryjohnston writes: Usually when a vendor deprecates a software product and stops releasing security updates, they provide some sort of advance notice that they're intending to do so. The least we would expect is for them to announce an unexpected end-of-life themselves. However, Trend Micro released a security advisory today describing two zero-day vulnerabilities for Quicktime for Windows, and according to them, Apple told Trend Micro -- but apparently nobody else -- that they have deprecated Quicktime for Windows and will not be releasing a patch. The Register has an article on the announcement. Apple did not respond to their request for comment.


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Thursday April 14

22:03
Millions of kids used e-cigarettes last year

Stephen Dorff is apparently more influential than we all thought -- if the youth of America even know who he is. Last year 3 million middle-schoolers and high-school students used e-cigarettes as their preferred method of tobacco delivery, according...

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22:00
Apple's iTunes Movies, iBooks Store go dark in...

Chinese consumers looking to buy a movie or e-book through Apple's iTunes services found themselves out of luck on Friday, as both stores went offline without explanation.

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20:54
Apple might finally be revamping the App Store

Finding anything on the App Store is kind of a nightmare, but Apple apparently has a way to fix that. And the Cupertino company is considering taking a page from Google to do it: paid search results, according to a report from Bloomberg. Meaning, say...

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20:20
Apple Campus 2 reception building, food stations,...

A set of never before seen architectural renderings of Apple's massive Campus 2 project made their way to the Web on Thursday, showing off ancillary buildings like a reception center, food shacks and more.

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19:21
Homeland Security urges you to uninstall QuickTime...

The Department of Homeland Security is echoing Trend Micro's advice to uninstall QuickTime if you have it on your Windows computer. While the multimedia program's working just fine, the security firm has discovered two new critical vulnerabilities lu...

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19:12
Apple reportedly taps Samsung to supply 5.5"...

Riding on the back of rumors that Apple plans to make the switch to OLED display technology, a report on Thursday claims Samsung has won a three-year contract to supply the iPhone maker with 5.5-inch panels starting in 2017.

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19:09
Report: Apple reaches $2.6 billion agreement for...

According to a new report from the Korean Herald, Samsung and Apple have reached a deal in which Samsung will supply around 100 million OLED display units to Apple beginning in 2017. The report comes as several other sources have stated that Apple plans to make the switch to OLED panels beginning next year.

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Filed under: iOS Devices Tagged: Apple, OLED, Samsung ...

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18:23
More Apple Campus 2 renderings emerge, show...

The design of Apple’s upcoming Campus 2’s main ring-style building is no secret. We’ve seen numerous images and renders of the spaceship-like building, as well as drone flyover videos to give us updates of construction progress. Now, Silicon Valley Business Journal has shared renders of some of the other building that be on Apple’s new campus.

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Filed under: AAPL Company Tagged: Apple, Apple Campus 2, design...

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17:57
You could Buy NBA 2K16 MT For PC

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Know what aspects of Buy MT what you like. Practice your problem areas more frequently than areas where you often miss them. If you need work inside the paint, then you will need to become tougher and also work on your mid-range game. Work on disadvantages to become a great all-around participant.A good defensive technique in opposition to your opponent near the sideline. Letting them come down to the middle gives them with a lot of options. If you can get them forced off to the sideline, they will have limited choices.

Write down your plan to do. A lot of players practice with no plan. They chit-chat with their friends and just move around the gym with no direction. If your...

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17:40
Apple to end support for QuickTime for Windows as...

The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team has today issued a new note in which it revealed that Apple has no further plans to provide security updates for QuickTime for Windows. The note follows an earlier report from Trend Micro and comes as two new vulnerabilities have been discovered that could affect QuickTime for Windows users.

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Filed under: AAPL Company Tagged: Apple, QuickTime, update, Windows...

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17:24
Bid farewell to QuickTime for Windows

Apple is "deprecating support" for QuickTime for Windows, and will no longer patch security flaws in the software. The company is also advising users to uninstall the media player from their Windows machines for security reasons.

This happened after Trend Micro discovered two critical flaws in the Windows build of QuickTime and reported them to Apple. In response, Trend told The Register, the Cupertino, California-based company said it won't fix the bugs. 

QuickTime for Windows was last updated in January. As far as I know, QuickTime for Mac is still alive and well.

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17:15
Apple, FBI lawyers to testify about encryption...

Here we go again. Apple and the FBI will return to Congress next week to testify before lawmakers about their heated disagreement over law enforcement access to encrypted devices, reports Reuters.

Bruce Sewell, Apple’s general counsel, and Amy Hess, executive assistant director for science and technology at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, will testify on separate panels before a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Tuesday, in addition to other law enforcement officials and technology experts. “Why?” you ask since FBI Director James Comey said that the government purchased "a tool" from a private party in order to unlock the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters and didn’t need Apple’s help.

Because the U.S. Justice Department redoubled its efforts last week to use the courts to force Apple's cooperation in cracking encrypted iPhones by...

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17:01
Apple considers paid search, placement on App Store

Apple Inc. has constructed a secret team to explore changes to the App Store, including a new strategy for charging developers to have their apps more prominently displayed, according to people familiar with the plans.

Among the ideas being pursued, Apple is considering paid search, a Google-like model in which companies would pay to have their app shown at the top of search results based on what a customer is seeking. For instance, a game developer could pay to have its program shown when somebody looks for “football game,” “word puzzle” or “blackjack.”

I’ll be honest, this seems like a very un-Apple thing to do. This will only widen the gap of small developers having any chance of being fairly featured on the App Store, and that gap is pretty large already.

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16:38
Apple's website hints 'OS X' to be...

Adding to the evidence that Apple is intending to change the name of OS X, the company on Thursday posted an updated webpage referring to the software as "MacOS" instead.

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16:37
Apple and the FBI will again face off in Congress...

In what feels like a never-ending battle, Apple and the FBI will once again testify in Congress next week regarding encryption. Reuters reports that Apple general counsel Bruce Sewell and FBI executive assistant director Amy Hess will testify on separate panels before House Energy and Commerce subcommittee next Tuesday, April 19th.

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16:30
Apple stops patching QuickTime for Windows despite 2...

If your Windows computer is running Apple's QuickTime media player, now would be a good time to uninstall it.

The Windows app hasn't received an update since January, and security researchers from Trend Micro said it won't receive any security fixes in the future. In a blog post published Thursday, the researchers went on to say they know of at least two reliable QuickTime vulnerabilities that threaten Windows users who still have the program installed.

"We’re not aware of any active attacks against these vulnerabilities currently," they wrote. "But the only way to protect your Windows systems from potential attacks against these or other vulnerabilities in Apple QuickTime now is to uninstall it."

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16:27
Apple investigating major App Store search changes,...

A report Thursday claims Apple has a "secret team" working on major user-facing changes to App Store search results, including the possibility of charging developers to promote content.

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15:56
Apple to deprecate QuickTime for Windows after...

Software security firm Trend Micro on Thursday announced the discovery of two new flaws in QuickTime for Windows, adding that Apple has plans to deprecate support for the software.

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15:48
Report: Apple to revamp App Store browsing, perhaps...

One qualm many have had about the iOS App Store is that the search functionality is currently a less-than-stellar way to peruse through the millions of apps available for users. According to a new report from Bloomberg, however, Apple is working behind-the-scenes to explore a handful of changes for App Store search.

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Filed under: iOS Tagged: App Store, Apple, iOS, search ...

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15:38
U.S. government agencies rank last in cyber security

U.S. federal, state and local government agencies rank in last place in cyber security when compared against 17 major private industries, including transportation, retail and healthcare, according to a new report released Thursday.

No reason to be concerned, right?

∞ Read this on The Loop

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15:35
Apple and FBI will face-off in Congress next week

Apple Inc and the FBI will return to Congress next week to testify before lawmakers about their heated disagreement over law enforcement access to encrypted devices, a congressional committee announced on Thursday.

We knew it wasn’t over.

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15:34
Signs point to Apple abandoning OS X branding in...

(credit: Apple)

Update: The page has been tweaked to read "OS X" for now, though further evidence for a transition to "MacOS" still exists.

Original story: iOS, watchOS, tvOS, OS X. One of these things is not like the others, but it may not be that way for long. Today Apple launched a landing page detailing some of its environmental initiatives—an interesting read in its own right that builds upon some of what the company talked up at the iPhone SE event last month—and attentive readers will note that the page refers to the Mac's operating system not as OS X, but as "MacOS." This, along with a reference to "MacOS" buried in OS X 10.11.4 that was noticed by the Brazilian site MacMagazine a couple of weeks...

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15:27
Apple to again square off against FBI in Congress...

Apple's top lawyer is scheduled to appear before a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee next week, presumably to offer testimony on the pitfalls of granting law enforcement privileged access to encrypted devices.

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15:17
Watch: 150 years of US-Cuba history, told in 6...

This is a really well done video that does a great job of showing the issues that are only now being slowly resolved go back much farther than most Americans realize.

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15:02
Apple Car: It's about the experience

As part of its highly speculative look at "Apple Car," Motor Trend invited AppleInsider to take part in a roundtable discussion to critique a collaborative concept design worked up in partnership with the ArtCenter College of Design.

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14:43
Motor Trend’s fake Apple Car is extraordinarily dumb...

This was pretty obviously what was going to happen when Motor Trend started pimping this on Twitter yesterday. But many ClickWhores expectedly left their common sense at the door and happily “reported” the “Exclusive”. Sure enough, today’s “news” showed Motor Trend knows nothing about the mythical Apple Car. But many in the tech media won’t say that – they’ll just re-report uncritically because that’s so much easier than actually thinking.

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14:38
Hortonworks Ramps Up Hadoop Security


Hortonworks this week announced a series of enterprise security efforts to bolster performance and data safety with its Hortonworks Data Platform. The company announced Tuesday that Pivotal Software will standardize on Hortonworks' Hadoop distribution. Hortonworks also will resell extract, transform and load tools developed by Syncsort. The thrust of the Hortonworks' product announcements concerned updates on applying security policies and maintaining data governance to simplify the provisioning of clusters in hybrid clouds.

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14:37
Apple hints at future ‘MacOS’ name change on new...

Earlier today, Apple unveiled the beginnings of its efforts for Earth Day 2016, and with it came an updated webpage that aims to answer all sorts of questions about Apple and its focus on the environment. One tidbit of information on that page, however, is that instead of referring to its desktop operating system as OS X, Apple again has referred to it as MacOS.

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Filed under: Mac Tagged: Apple, Mac, MacOs, OS X ...

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14:16
Microsoft sues DOJ for right to tell customers about...

On Thursday Microsoft opened a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice, arguing that the government can't prevent it from telling customers when federal agencies have searched through their data -- or at least, not as frequently.

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14:00
AWT News Update: April 14, 2016

New Apple VP Cynthia Hogan

Some of today's top Apple news stories, all delivered to your ears (and eyes if you're checking us out online) in less than 4 minutes:

  • Apple hires a political insider to run it's DC lobbying headquarters
  • The usually incorrect Digitimes says that Apple has signed component orders for a second-generation Apple Watch
  • Apple's Siri Remote can now search CBS content
  • WebRTC will soon be included in Apple's Safari web browser, making a huge variety of video and audio sharing capabilities as easy as opening a web page

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Hi, I’m Steve Sande from Apple World Today, and this is the AWT News Update for April 14, 2016.

Politico today broke the story that Apple has hired Washington DC...

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13:10
Notable apps and app updates for April 14, 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.

OS X Apps and Updates

Priime Styles

It's quite common to see a Mac app gain an iOS counterpart, but still relatively rare to see software moving in the other direction from iOS to Mac. That's the case with Priime Styles (US$29.99 launch price), an iOS app that's now available on Mac that has over 100 styles (presets or filters) that can be used with any standard compressed (TIFF, JPG or PNG) images or a number of RAW formats. Priime Styles works as a standalone app or can be integrated with Photos and Lightroom. Get it now while it's available for $30, as the price is likely to rise soon. It's a Mac App Store Editor's Choice. 

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12:42
UK soccer star Raheem Sterling close to signing six-...

A winger with U.K. soccer club Manchester City, Raheem Sterling, is nearing a lucrative deal to endorse Apple devices, a report said on Thursday.

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12:15
Screens 4 for iOS brings new Curtain mode, improved...

Since learning to trust my iPad Pro to do more of the tasks my Mac usually handles, Screens VNC has been a critical piece of the equation. iPads can be just as powerful as Macs on paper and also do things Macs never could, but iOS still has software limitations that make OS X a requirement for me. I’ve been using Screens to bridge that gap for practical reasons or just conveniently remote into my Mac using a really sleek and reliable interface, and today Edovia is releasing a brand new version called Screens 4 that packs in several improvements including some new features.

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12:12
FBI requests warrant to unlock iPhone 5c connected...

Rather than seeking Apple's assistance, the FBI plans to work with its own San Diego Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory to obtain data from a seized iPhone 5c involved in a murder investigation, if it is awarded a warrant to do so.

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12:08
Apple raises money for World Wildlife Fund with ‘...

If you noticed that the App Store is looking a little green today, do not adjust your display settings. On Thursday, Apple launched a new App Store promotion that raises money for the World Wildlife Fund, in celebration of Earth Day later this month.

With this “Apps for Earth” initiative, 100 percent of proceeds collected from participating apps through downloads and in-app purchases will be donated to the WWF, which supports nature conservation efforts around the globe. The promotion will run through April 24, two days after Earth Day. 

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11:56
Apple hires NFL lobbyist and former Biden aide to...

Apple just added a big-league player to its executive lineup—literally. The company just named National Football League lobbyist Cynthia Hogan its vice president for public policy and government affairs in Washington DC, overseeing the Americas.

Politico

Cynthia Hogan starts at Apple on April 29.

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11:22
Apple probably won’t find out how the FBI hacked the...

The strange tale of the San Bernardino iPhone seems like it’s almost over, although it touched off a national debate about encryption that’s just getting started. Apple probably won’t find out what method was used by the third-party firm that broke into the iPhone 5c used by shooter Syed Rizwan Farook, reports Reuters.

The government says that the unidentified international firm that did the hack has legal ownership of the method, so while the FBI got the data it wanted, it’s unable to disclose the method to Apple. There’s actually a system in place, known as the Vulnerabilities Equities Process, that’s designed to evaluate flaws discovered by the government’s own agencies to determine if they should be disclosed to the technology companies who can patch them, or if the vulnerabilities can remain...

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11:16
PCWorld Show Episode 12: HTC 10, LG G5, poor PC sales

Jon, Jason, and Gordon discuss the latest mega smartphones, dismal PC sales, and whether you will soon have a 10-core CPU.

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11:06
Apple's 'Apps for Earth' promo...

Apple on Thursday launched "Apps for Earth," an App Store promotion which will direct all of the proceeds from a small collection of apps and in-app transactions to the World Wildlife Fund during the month of April.

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11:00
iPhone and Samsung Gear S2 support draws closer as...

We’ve previously reported that the Samsung Gear S2 would be gaining support for iOS later this year, and it looks like that support is coming soon. A member of the XDA-Developers forums has shared a link to a potentially early version of a Samsung Gear S2 specific app that would allows iOS to pair with the device. While the app appears to be in the early stages (indications of the app’s creation dates back to March 2nd), it could potentially show us what the final app will look like.

Based on discussions in the forum, users looking to attempt the pair the devices may have to restore their S2 to factory settings before having it pair with the leaked iOS application. This may require having another Android device on hand, but the results seem...

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10:29
Apple publishes annual Environmental Progress Report

Apple published its annual Environmental Progress Report today. Here are some of the highlights:

In 2015, 93% of Apple’s energy came from renewable sources. In Singapore, the company is powering its facilities with a 32-megawatt solar project spread over 800 rooftops. In China, they’re adding 170 megawatts of solar to begin offsetting the energy used to make products. And Apple’s data centers around the world run on 100% clean energy and power billions of iMessages, answers from Siri, and song downloads from iTunes.

Apple is measuring its water footprint and finding ways to reduce or reuse water wherever it can. None of the waste from any of its iPhone and Apple Watch final assembly sites ends up in a landfill. Apple also created Apple Renew — a program that lets you...

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10:16
Ticket reseller Rukkus adds 360-degree seat views,...

Ticket marketplace Rukkus is stepping into the virtual reality field with a new update to its iOS app, allowing users to sample the view from their seats in an arena in a more immersive way before they complete their purchase.

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10:13
Apple’s “Apps for Earth”

Apple teamed up with 25 developers to donate the profits of their apps to WWF until April 24.

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10:03
UK footballer Raheem Sterling set to become latest...

The Times reports that Apple is signing up UK footballer Raheem Sterling to be its latest celebrity endorser as the company reportedly plans a new ad campaign that will surround Sterling and the European Championship finals this summer. The report claims Sterling will earn a six-figure pay check for the endorsement:

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10:00
Leaked iPhone app suggests Samsung preparing iOS...

An unfinished app for managing Samsung's Gear S2 smartwatch has quietly appeared online, which may hint that Samsung is nearly ready to deliver on its promised iOS support.

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09:58
Tiny Nanocraft May Sail to Neighboring Star System


Stephen Hawking and billionaire Yuri Milner on Tuesday unveiled Breakthrough Starship, an ambitious $100 million effort to send miniature spacecraft to another solar system, but the program might not be quite ready to fly. It calls for a team of engineering and astrophysics experts to develop nanocrafts with sails propelled by a light beam that would allow the devices to zoom to the Alpha Centauri star system at 20 percent the speed of light.
The Alpha Centauri star system is 4.37 light years, or 25 trillion miles, from Earth.

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09:33
9to5Toys Last Call: $100 iTunes Gift Card $85,...

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09:00
FBI Tried To Defeat Encryption 10 Years Ago, Files...

An anonymous reader shares a NYTimes article: In early 2003, F.B.I. agents hit a roadblock in a secret investigation, called Operation Trail Mix. For months, agents had been intercepting phone calls and emails belonging to members of an animal welfare group that was believed to be sabotaging operations of a company that was using animals to test drugs. But encryption software had made the emails unreadable. So investigators tried something new. They persuaded a judge to let them remotely, and secretly, install software on the group's computers to help get around the encryption. That effort, revealed in newly declassified and released records, shows in new detail how F.B.I. hackers worked to defeat encryption more than a decade before the agency's recent fight with Apple over access to a locked iPhone. The Trail Mix case was, in some ways, a precursor to the Apple dispute. In both cases, the agents could not decode the data themselves, but found a clever workaround. The Trail Mix...

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09:00
Buy select apps, support WWF

Apple and the World Wide Fund for Nature (no, not the World Wrestling Federation) have teamed up for a special event for Earth Day. Today through April 24 you can purchase specific apps on the iOS App Store and 100% of the purchase price and any in-app purchases will go to the WWF. 

WWF ranks high among environmental groups on Charity Navigator in terms of both financial and accountability and transparency scores, so it's probably one of the better nature charities to donate to. 

While we're not sure of all of the apps included in the campaign, so far we've heard of these -- including the amazing Procreate app:

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08:56
Apple adds muscle in Washington with hire of White...

Apple has put a new face on its efforts to lobby the federal government, bringing in Cynthia Hogan -- a Washington cognoscente with close ties to the White House -- to lead its office in the District.

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08:35
iOS 1970 Bug Is Back, Can Be Exploited Via Rogue...

An anonymous reader writes: Back in February iOS users noted that setting your phone/tablet's date to January 1, 1970 would permanently brick their devices. After Apple fixed the issue in iOS 9.3.1, two security researchers have now uploaded a video on YouTube showing how to exploit this bug from a remote location, with no access to the user's phone. The setup involves attackers putting up a Wi-Fi network on which they're running a rogue NTP server. This server tells iOS devices syncing their time that it's December 31, 1969, 23:59:00. Twenty minutes later, if the battery didn't catch fire (which is possible with this new exploit), the iPad or iPhone device is permanently and irreversibly bricked.


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08:30
A reminder to download the free MyApple Magazine and...

It may have missed your attention the other day, but there's a new issue of MyApple Magazine (1/2016) available for your reading pleasure, and of course, it's free!

There are two ways to enjoy the magazine. First, there's a PDF version available for download here. The second way is even more fun and useful -- we have a free app for the magazine that works on iPhone and iPad. Read the latest or past issues, and be notified the minute the next issue arrives. 

This issue is jammed with beautiful photos and articles, including a close and critical look at the iPhone SE, a tour of the Apple Museum in Prague and a chat with the architect of the museum, reviews, a look at a power user's web browser, and a discussion of the end of innovation... and tons more!

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08:29
Apple to end iTunes Allowances for children on May 25

Apple on Thursday alerted people that it will put an end to iTunes Allowances on May 25, having mostly made the program obsolete through other iTunes features.

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08:07
Apple drafts Cynthia Hogan from NFL and VP Joe Biden...

With recent spats with the FBI and the Obama administration, Apple’s presence in Washington is growing rapidly. Today it was revealed that Apple hired insider Cynthia Hogan to head up its Washington office. Politico broke the story:

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08:06
Rumor: Apple has begun signing component orders for...

The Apple Watch 2 components are apparently starting to come together.

Apple has reportedly started signing component orders for the second-generation Apple Watch, a possible sign that version two of the wearable will begin mass production within the next few months.

The list of partners includes Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, Samsung, Amkor, STATS< ChipPac and Kinsus Interconnect Technology.

ASE would be the primary supplier of SiP modules for the so-called “S2” chip that is likely to power the new device. Amkor and STATS ChipPAC would serve as secondary providers.

Apple would continue to source processor fabrication and NAND storage from Samsung.

The Apple Watch 2 is rumored to be a performance upgrade as opposed to a complete...

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08:00
The Week in iPhone Cases: Catalyst launches...

...plus, other waterproof cases, and more

This week’s roundup of new iPhone cases brings you Catalyst’s latest case for the iPhone SE, and a couple of other waterproof, rugged cases. Plus, see-through options, colorful patterns, and much more. Read on!

Alveant

The Card Case (iPhone 6/6s and 6 Plus/6s Plus; $49 to $59) is an adhesive leather cover for the back of your iPhone, finished with hand-painted edges for a smashing look.

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07:49
Apple launches iOS app campaign to raise funds for...

Earth Day is just over a week away and it appears Apple plans to highlight it this year with a campaign to raise money for the World Wide Fund for Nature. WWF and Apple teamed up this time last year on an environmental initiative in China, and this year it’s an App Store campaign that brings to two groups and developers together. Several iOS apps have updated today to highlight money from app sales and in-app purchases going toward WWF through April 24th. The App Store will likely update later today to feature these apps, but we’ve collected apps we’ve found so far below:

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07:49
Look for higher res displays to jump start the...

The global notebook computer display market fell 23% year-over-year in the first quarter (Q1) of 2016, so laptop makers may look to higher resolution displays to jump start the market, according to IHS, a source of critical information and insight. Mac laptops are doing just fine, though Apple may look to oxide panels and LTPS panes for even better screens on future notebooks.

Due to the low profitability of high definition (HD) notebook panels, panel makers have begun to decrease production, in favor of full HD (FHD) panels. FHD panels (with 1920x1080 resolution) are expected to enjoy high growth through 2018 and could become mainstream in notebooks in three years, according to IHS. In addition to FHD resolution, some panel makers have begun promoting even higher ultra HD (UHD) resolution of at least 3,840 by 2,160

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07:41
FBI Couldn't Tell Apple What Hack It Used, Even...

An anonymous reader writes: The US Federal Bureau of Investigation doesn't own the technique used to unlock the San Bernardino iPhone, so it can't reveal the method to Apple even if it wanted to, Reuters reported, citing unnamed White House sources. The Washington Post reported yesterday, citing unnamed sources, that the FBI had paid a hacker a one-time fee to use a piece of hardware that allowed it to access the iPhone 5c belonging to one of the San Bernardino, California assailants. The vendor that supplied the hack is a non-US company, according to Reuters. But according to the Post report, it is not the Israeli firm Cellebrite, which had previously been named. The FBI would require the vendor's cooperation in order to submit the technique it used to Vulnerabilities Equities Process, a mechanism that allows the government to consider whether it should disclose security flaws to manufacturers. It's a move that mirrors Apple's own efforts to create security systems on its phones...

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07:36
Chrome 50 ends support for Windows XP, Vista, and...

Chrome is giving up on XP two years after Microsoft ended support for the aging operating system.

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07:35
Imagining Apple Car: How hardcore car enthusiasts...

Cars have always had a high-tech story to tell, but now automobiles and consumer electronics are on a collision course of seismic implications. That big bang in the distance is the Apple Car, currently code-named “Project Titan” according to knowing insiders. It’s not a fait accompli, but all signs point to Apple working on something in the car space.

And just in case an Apple Car does see the light of day, the editors at Motor Trend want to be prepared. For a story published in the June 2016 issue (you can find the online version here), the Motor Trend editors enlisted a brain trust of automotive experts to whiteboard what an Apple Car might look, feel, and drive like.

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07:34
Are you ready to get Naked? Upcoming 3D fitness...

Naked Labs, a Silicon Valley fitness tech startup, has launched the world's first 3D Fitness Tracker for consumers. It will be iOS compatible, though you'll have to wait a while to get one.

The body scanner includes a full-length 3D scanning mirror, a scale that doubles as a turntable, and the Naked mobile app. The Naked 3D Fitness Tracker is available for pre-order for $499. It’s not due to ship until March 2017. When it ships, an accompanying iOS app will be available at the Apple App Store.

When you step on the Naked turntable, the 3D scanner is activated. The turntable rotates you a full 360 degrees in 20 seconds, creating a complete 3D scan of your body. Then, the information is automatically synced to the Naked companion app where you can immediately see the naked truth – yourself in 3D.

According to Farhad Farahbakhshian, CEO and co-founder of Naked Labs, the 3D fitness tracker captures an accurate 3D body...

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07:27
Rumor: suppliers begin to receive Apple Watch 2...

Apple has reportedly started signing component orders for the second-generation Apple Watch, a possible sign that version two of the wearable will begin mass production within the next few months.

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07:24
Chrome 50 ends support for Windows XP, OS X 10.6,...

Google Chrome version 50 was released to the browser's stable channel yesterday, and in addition to a handful of new features and security fixes, the update also ends support for a wide range of operating systems that have been supported since Chrome launched on those platforms. Windows XP, Windows Vista, OS X 10.6, OS X 10.7, and OS X 10.8 are no longer supported.

This shouldn't come as much of a surprise, since Google promised last November to end support for these older OS versions in April of 2016. Old versions of Chrome installed on these OSes won't stop working (for now), but they'll no longer receive updates and there's no guarantee that things like Google account sign-in and data syncing will continue to work.

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07:23
Wrangling the Siri Remote

The $79 Siri Remote bundled with the fourth-generation Apple TV is packed with technology, but it’s also easy to break or lose. “Take Control of Apple TV” author Josh Centers offers some ways to work around the Siri Remote’s drawbacks.

 

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07:22
Uno Noteband wearable device works with Apple’s...

The new Uno Noteband syncs all messages, alerts and notifications across platforms onto one gadget for fast updates without having to access a smartphone — though it syncs with Apple’s Health app on your iPhone or iPad to monitor and track your sleep, activity and calories burned at a glance. The Health app provides a dashboard of your health and fitness data. 

The Uno Noteband is equipped with an accelerometer, which the folks at Uno Noseband claim is the world’s smallest. Why would you want one? 

“The average person takes their phone out and unlocks it more than 150 times a day,” says Mark Long, CEO and Founder of Uno Noteband. “There are already so many distractions that get in the way of our everyday routines, and Uno is here to...

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07:02
Kangaroo Pro pocket-sized PC can use an iPad for a...

Blasphemy! InFocus Corp. has debuted the Kangaroo Mobile Desktop Pro, a smartphone sized desktop PC that uses Windows 10 but can utilize an iPad as a screen.

The Home Kangaroo Pro sports a Dock Pro with VGA, HDMI and Ethernet connectivity, as well as one USB 3.0 port, two USB 2.0 ports, a 2.5-inch hard drive bay and an audio port. With a mouse, keyboard and any screen — and, yes, even an iPad — it becomes a fully-functioning Windows 10 desktop PC, according to Lawrence Yen, director of Kangaroo product marketing, who says the Kangaroo Pro is a “powerful PC in a completely new form factor.”

OSLinx is the Kangaroo application that allows users to have their Windows 10 Kangaroo on their iPads. A new full iOS version,...

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06:51
iTunes Allowances Program to bid adieu as of May 25

Apple says you can no longer set up iTunes Allowances — which let parents set up monthly credit for their kids to spend on App Store and iTunes Store purchases — and the iTunes Allowances will vanish into the void on May 25.

After that date, any unused allowance credit will remain in the recipient’s account until it's used. Apple says that, to manage iTunes purchases made by your family, use Family Sharing. To send gifts to family and friends, use iTunes Gifts.

 

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06:46
White House warns Congress that anti-net neutrality...

If Congress sends HR 2666 -- a bill that might seriously weaken the FCC's net neutrality rules -- to the president for his signature, it would almost certainly be returned with a veto stamp, the White House said this week.

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06:39
The continuing problem with iOS copy and paste

Yesterday we wrote about Kirk McElhearn’s bug daylighting column, “Hey Apple, fix this!”. Rene Ritchie from iMore also has a bug daylighting column called Bug Fix. One particular bug that I’m experiencing is glitchy copy and paste.

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06:01
Chrome 50 Updates Push Notifications, Drops Support...

An anonymous reader quotes a report from VentureBeat: Google today launched Chrome 50 for Windows, Mac, and Linux, adding the usual slew of developer features. You can update to the latest version now using the browser's built-in silent updater, or download it directly from google.com/chrome. As announced in November 2015, Chrome now no longer supports Windows XP, Windows Vista, OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, OS X 10.7 Lion, nor OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. Chrome 50 allows sites to include notification data payloads with their push messages. This eliminates the final server check -- the initial version relied on service workers to proactively fetch the information for a notification from the server, leading to problems when there were multiple messages in flight or when the device was on a poor network connection. Push notification payloads must be encrypted. Sites can now detect when a notification is closed by the user, resulting in better analytics and allowing for cross-device...

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05:41
Official draft of encryption bill published as...

Legislators have published an official draft of a controversial new encryption bill, the the Compliance with Court Orders Act of 2016, that would compel companies such as Apple to help in decrypting private communications in the wake of the San Bernardino case. 

If the bill does pass, the Electronic Frontier Foundation has pledged a legal effort that would keep the measures "tied up in the courts for years.” However, as noted by The Verge, the most vocal opposition has come from within Congress itself. Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) went so far as to pledge a filibuster of the bill if it reaches the Senate floor. 

"This flawed bill would leave americans more vulnerable to stalkers, identity thieves, foreign hackers...

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05:29
Motor Trend spotlights 'Apple Car'...

For its latest June issue, long-running automotive serial Motor Trend threw a spotlight on rumors and speculation surrounding Apple's shadowy "Project Titan." To go along with its print coverage, which includes a well-studied "Apple Car" concept rendering, the magazine invited a panel of experts to discuss the broader implications of Apple's efforts, and AppleInsider was there.

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05:00
Gadget Ogling: Smarter Notes, Livelier Virtual...


We've for some time had Moleskine's Smart Notebooks, which allow you to jot down your thoughts and upload them to Evernote through an app. The new Smart Writing Set takes that idea and elevates it to a new plane, letting you quickly turn scrawled notes or doodles into digital files you can edit using a computer or any mobile app -- no smartphone camera required. There are a few components at play here: the notebook, a smart pen, and a mobile app. The Pen+ is the key factor -- it has a camera that captures your ink scratches as you make them.

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05:00
iPad Pro + Deluxe Folio = traveling office/...

If, like my AWT compadre Steve, your iPad Pro has replaced your laptop, and if you’re a bona fide road warrior, you can add a MobilePro Series Deluxe Folio to your arsenal and turn yourself into a roving workplace.

The $99.99 mobile workstation lets you carry and work with both the super-sized iPad and paper (you do remember paper, don’t you?). One component of the Deluxe Folio is the SmartConnect Case, which allows an iPad Pro to be used in-folio, free-standing or hand-held, in vertical or horizontal orientation, and at three viewing angles thanks to a built-in stand and snap-in tray. The keyboard cover’s magnetic closure unfolds into a wrist rest, which is a nice design touch.

The SmartConnect System magnetically attaches the cover of Deluxe Folio to component number two: the Fellowes...

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04:59
External Link: Apple Cutting Off iTunes Allowances

Apple has announced that it is putting an end to the iTunes Allowances program, which enabled parents to fund their kids’ iTunes accounts with a fixed monthly credit. The option to create new iTunes Allowances ended on 13 April 2016, and existing allowances will be cancelled on 25 May 2016. Current balances will remain in the recipient’s account after that date. Apple suggests Family Sharing as a way to manage iTunes purchases by children and iTunes Gifts as a way to send a one-time gift. The iTunes Allowances program was little known, so it’s unlikely that many people will be bothered by its loss. We wonder: is the service being shut down because Family Sharing replaces it, because people didn’t find it helpful, or because Apple didn’t expose or promote it well enough?

 

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04:30
Chrominator is useful for sprucing up logos, text in...

If you're a Final Cut Pro X user, Noise Industries' $49 Tokyo Chrominator is a useful tool for adding production value to logos and text. You can take any graphic shape or FCP X title and quickly give it a glossy 3D bevelled look complete with animated lighting. 

With Tokyo Chrominator, you can adjust the animation controls to add a rotating shine to your object without the need for keyframing. The Chrominator template can be found under Tokyo Chrominator in your FCP X Effects browser. The animation controls are easy to use (well, unless you're completely new to Apple's high end, video editing software).

You can also customize effects with Chrominator's editing tools. Whats more, the software's Tokyo Alpha Creator is a nifty utility that gives editors an instant alpha channel if a graphic doesn't already have one. 

In addition to the basic version of the effect (which are easy to customize) there are six...

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04:00
Rocket Fuel: iPads and Apple Watches among most...

New research from Rocket Fuel, a programmatic marketing platform provider, says early one fifth (18%) of survey respondents plan to purchase a tablet, smart TV, or gaming console in the next 6 months.

The most popular planned purchases were tablets (Windows Surface and iPad), smart TVs, and gaming consoles (PlayStation 4 and Xbox One) -- each of which was a planned purchase among at least 10% of respondents. The Apple Watch led the field in planned purchases for wearables (10%) and the Nest Learning Thermostat was the most popular planned purchase among connected home devices (7%).

Eighty-seven percent of those surveyed own a desktop or laptop , with ownership totals highest among those ages 55+ (94%). More than half (58%) of respondents own a tablet, with Android tablets the most common (27%). Just over one third (36%) of owners having purchased/received their tablets in the past six months.

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03:00
Hands-on with iOS 9's new CarPlay features in...

Jump into a brand-new Chevy Volt to checkout the Nearby feature in Maps, and For You and New in Apple Music.

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03:00
Mingis on Tech: The littlest iPhone, mystery gadgets...

Executive News Editor Ken Mingis talks with Apple expert Michael deAgonia about the new iPhone SE (in Rose Gold!) and takes Senior Editor Keith Shaw's gadget quiz.

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23:19
CBS tvOS app gets Apple TV universal search...

CBS this week became the latest streaming provider to tap into Apple TV's universal search APIs, adding to a growing list of apps that let surface first-party content via text and Siri voice search.

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22:42
Their leisure suit with a little meat

Forums: Software

This move also comes in Following the last update in March for an Xbox, where the unit received a RS 3 Gold number of improvements to help with things like party chat, twitch flow and content viewing by Machinima. I do not know if it's Call of Duty: Ghosts are the best choice, because it works only on Xbox 720P one and it is something embarrassing that under the descriptive naming your game, kind of like join dating sites and let the world know that you have genital herpes. But at the same time, it can reel in more than a bratty hose between the age of 10 years who were given little Call of Duty: Ghosts as a hobby to pay for the parents do not want to waste any time Their leisure suit with a little meat they brought to the world. Anyone who plays Call of Duty which is no longer 10 years old and probably welcomed with open...

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22:40
who sign up for GDC Vault Studio Subscriptions

Forums: Troubleshooting

Those who purchased All Access comes to events like GDC, GDC Europe, GDC Online Neverwinter AD already have full access to GDC Vault, and interested parties can apply for the individual subscription Beta via a GDC Vault inquiry subscriptions form.Group are also available: Neverwinter game related schools and development studios who sign up for GDC Vault Studio Subscriptions can access for their entire office or company. For more information about this option is available through online demonstration, and interested parties can send an email to Gillian Crowley. In addition, current subscribers contact GDC Vault admins.Be with access issues can ensure that you can keep an eye on GDC Vault even more new content, as well as the organizers of GDC videos will be archived audio and slides from other events, such...

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21:55
Apple unlikely to learn details of San Bernardino...

Apple, in an effort to protect customers against a heretofore unknown iPhone vulnerability, has sought information regarding a working encryption exploit used by the Justice Department in its investigation into the San Bernardino terror attacks. A new report, however, suggests the passcode bypass technique will likely remain secret.

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20:04
FBI has yet to find actionable intel from breached...

A report Wednesday claims FBI agents have not yet discovered useful information from an iPhone 5c linked to last year's San Bernardino terror attack, a device that just last month was at the center of a high-profile court battle involving Apple.

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17:45
Report: Nothing significant has been found on the...

Earlier today, more details regarding how the FBI was able to gain access to the iPhone 5c used by one of the San Bernardino gunmen emerged. Now, a new report from CBS News is offering some information as to the contents of the device, or lack thereof rather. The report says that, as of right now, the FBI has not found anything of “real significance” on the device.

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17:11
Vine for iOS updated w/ new ‘Watch’ button for...

Popular short-form video sharing service Vine has today announced a new feature that avid users of the service could appreciate. In a blog post, the Twitter-owned service announced that there is now a “Watch” button on all Vine channels that allows viewers to seamlessly watch all of the content from a single channel with one tap.

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16:18
Safari Technology Preview 2.0 released, available...

If you’re interested in what’s on the horizon via Safari’s upcoming versions, you’re going to like this.

Apple released Safari Technology Preview version 2.0 today. The updated browser lets you play around with a slew of upcoming technologies and offers the following fixes and changes:

Browser Differences:
– Changed the CFBundleSignature to allow Apple Events, like those sent from AppleScript, to correctly distinguish between Safari and Safari Technology Preview.

JavaScript:
– Added ES6 support for Symbol.isConcatSpreadable.

– Disallowed var assignments in for-in loops according to ES6 specs.

– Improved stability for ES6 classes when invoking a method of the parent class before calling super() in a constructor.

– Allowed undefined or null for Symbol.search and...

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