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Tuesday July 14

13:13
Apple says recruitment of women & minorities...

Efforts by Apple to improve recruitment of women and minorities in its workforce are slowly paying off, the company has revealed, as it hopes other corporations will follow its lead in diversity and transparency.

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13:00
App Store updates and notable new apps for July 14,...

Apple World Today is happy to provide its readers with notification of significant App Store updates and notable new apps each and every day.

Updates

Pixelmator (iOS) version 2.0.2

We’ve redefined the performance of the Repair tool, added Dynamic Touch to all Retouch tools, improved the Photo Editing extension, and more.

• The Repair tool is now up to 5 times faster and even more precise.• Dynamic Touch lets you adjust the stroke size of all Retouch tools by simply using the tip of your finger to create thin strokes and a larger surface area of your finger for thicker lines.• Lots of improvements to the Photo Editing extension and more.

Desk (OS X) version 1.4.1

Hey, hey, hey!...

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12:43
Google unveils platform-independent alternative to...

Google on Tuesday announced Eddystone, an open-source beacon platform that may provide competition for Apple's iBeacon standard used by some businesses and attractions, including Apple Stores.

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12:34
Taylor Swift’s label exec talks behind-the-scenes...

The controversy surrounding Apple Music’s launch thanks to Taylor Swift made for an excellent way to drum up some extra attention for the service’s debut late last month. First, Swift, who was already vocal in the past regarding streaming services, penned a blog post knocking down Apple’s decision to offer a free, three-month trial without paying artists for streams during that period. Apple responded to Taylor’s decision to hold back her music from the service and it was thought the blog post eventually inspired Apple to reverse its decision. Swift responded to Apple’s decision positively and announced her latest record would be available on...

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12:23
External Link: TiVo Adds AirPlay Support

TiVo has added AirPlay support to its iOS app, allowing owners of Roamio and Premiere DVRs to beam content to their Apple TVs. To try it out, bring up Control Center, activate AirPlay, select the Apple TV, enable mirroring, and then play a show from the My Shows section of the TiVo app.

 

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12:21
Follow NASA's historic mission to Pluto with...

NASA's New Horizons space probe is set to begin transmitting the first ever high-resolution images of Pluto back to earth later today, and you can follow the exciting progress on your iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch with the official New Horizons app.

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12:06
Google announces a Bluetooth beacon platform to...

Google today announced a new beacon technology called Eddystone along with APIs that together it hopes will make it easier for Android and iOS-powered devices and beacons in close proximity to communicate with one another. Unlike iBeacon, Apple’s take on the Bluetooth-based protocol, Eddystone is open source and designed to be easily extendable, compatible with any device which supports the use of beacons. A new API announced alongside Eddystone, compatible with iOS and Android devices and available to Android developers today (iOS support forthcoming), uses inaudible sound emitted from device speakers and heard from other devices using their microphones to determine when other smartphones and tablets...

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11:00
Week of Apple Watch Stands: WATCHme on Kickstarter

This week I'm looking at some Apple Watch charging stands; this started yesterday with the Griffin WatchStand and I'll be reviewing the new Nomad Watch Stand tomorrow. Today I thought it would be fun to take a trip to Kickstarter, where a young French designer is looking for funding for a humorous and completely different take on the Watch charging stand: WATCHme

The chubby little WATCHme is the brainchild of Vivien Muller, and it's unlike any other Watch charging stand I've seen. It looks like a short and stout little monster with a large "eye" where the disk of the Apple Watch charger sits. Pop your Watch onto the WATCHme, and it gets even more fun. If WATCHme reaches a stretch goal, Muller plans to hire a developer to create an app with a mischievous little eye that...

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10:54
Taylor Swift's letter on Apple Music was...

A blog post by pop signer Taylor Swift criticizing Apple Music royalties was preceded by talks with Apple by her record label, Big Machine Records -- but the singer wrote the post independently, according to an executive with the label.

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10:45
Mozilla temporarily disables Flash Player...

If you haven’t updated your version of Adobe Flash Player lately, now might be the time to do it.

The developers at Mozilla, having noticed that the staff at Hacking Team had three working exploits for Adobe Flash, decided to block all versions of the Flash Player plugin up to version 18.0.0.203 on Windows. Mozilla said Flash would remain on the Firefox blocklist until Adobe fixes all known vulnerabilities.

Since the announcement, Adobe appears to have updated its Flash player to version 18.0.0.209, which is not blocked.

Earlier in July, hackers breached the systems of Italy-based Hacking Team and published 400GB...

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10:04
Apple releases beta versions of OS X 10.10.5 and iOS...

Apple has just published two new software betas for developers on its Developer Center. The new betas cover both OS X Yosemite and iOS 8, with what appear to be bug fix releases on each platform. You can find the change logs below. We’ll also include a running list of changes.

Apple recently distributed iOS 9 beta 3 to developers and beta testers, and OS X 10.10.4 to the general public. iOS 8.4 was ...

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09:26
Apple Pay launches in the UK

As of today, Apple Pay has officially come to the United Kingdom and are available for use in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.

Apple Pay works at participating retail stores and within apps that accept it. Because it requires NFC, it is only available for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus users, and Apple Watch users who have an iPhone 5, 5c, 5s, 6, or 6 Plus. In-app Apple Pay purchases can be made with an iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, iPhone 6, or iPhone 6 Plus.

The banks and credit card companies that are participating in the Apple Pay launch currently include American Express, First Direct, HSBC, Nationwide, NatWest, Royal Bank of Scotland, Santander, and Ulster Bank. Additional banks like...

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09:07
Rumor: Apple making progress in negotiations with TV...

Apple’s apparently still in negotiations with the networks for its upcoming TV streaming service.

A recent article in the New York Post has Apple talking with ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox with Apple’s 30 percent revenue share being the point of contention. Still, rumors have it that Apple is targeting a late fall launch of its new TV product.

The current word around the campfire is that Disney or CBS will apparently be among the first to sign onto the deal. Apple also seems interested in getting Disney’s ESPN and Discovery channels folded in along with local live TV.

Apple is getting ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox to...

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09:02
9to5Toys Lunch Break: iPad mini 2 $230, SanDisk...

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Today’s can’t miss deals:


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09:00
Wish snatches up top Android app Locket to help you...

Locket, a beloved Android app that serves up content you want to read right on your lock-screen, is bringing its recommendation tech to one of the most popular iOS e-commerce apps.

Wish, one of the top 10 lifestyle apps in the App Store, snatched up Locket, which Google Play picked as one of its best apps of 2014, to power recommendations for its shopping platform. Locket founder and CEO Yunha Kim, who is joining the Wish team, said there are no plans to shut down Locket at the moment, but that the technology that fueled the Android app’s tailored lock-screen content picks will be baked into Wish.

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08:56
Lawsuit targets Apple for directing 'iWatch...

A new lawsuit accuses Apple of improperly using Google ads to guide "iWatch" searches to its page for the Apple Watch, abusing a trademark it doesn't own, a report said on Tuesday.

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08:55
Artists fought against Apple Music’s no-pay...

“‘I can’t support this, you need to pay us from the first stream,’” Borchetta, the CEO of Big Machine Records, says he told Apple execs. “And those conversations led up to the weekend where Taylor posted the blog.”

Taylor Swift did a great thing.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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08:26
Yamaha’s portable Bluetooth speaker

I haven’t used this, but Yamaha is a great music company. This may be worth checking out as you look for an outdoor speak this summer.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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08:15
Mozilla blocks Flash in Firefox browser as Adobe...

It’s been a rough week for the fate of Adobe’s Flash Player plugin. Yesterday we told you about Facebook’s security chief pushing Steve Jobs’ anti-Flash message and calling on Adobe to announce an end-of-life date for the plugin, and today a major web browser has opted to actually block Flash to protect users from security issues. Mozilla said today that it is temporarily disabling Flash by default until Adobe is able to address recent exploits discovered in the plugin…

While the block doesn’t completely prevent Firefox users from using Flash, it...

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08:00
Apple Pay goes live in UK

Just nine months after Apple Pay shook up the mobile payments world in the US, another country has been added to the payment service. Starting today, users of the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch can pay for goods and services at more than 250,000 locations in the United Kingdom.

Financial institutions that are on board for the launch in the UK include Ulster Bank, Santander, Royal Bank of Scotland, NatWest, Nationwide, First Direct and American Express. Halifax, Lloyds, and Bank of Scotland are expected to join up this fall. HSBC will be adding support later this month, while Barclays -- which originally said it would only support its own contactless payment system called bPay -- now says it will throw its support behind Apple Pay, although it didn't set a time for the rollout to customers. 

For credit card companies, Visa, MasterCard and American Express are lined up to help. Retailers include Boots, Waitress, Pret, and Transport for London. Now that Apple...

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07:55
Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata Leaves Legacy of Charm


After more than a decade of shaping fan-forward Nintendo philosophies, President Satoru Iwata died Saturday at 55. Iwata had been struggling with cancer for about a year. The one-time programmer and long-time video game enthusiast worked his way through the ranks of Nintendo until there were no more promotions left. He succeeded Hiroshi Yamauchi in 2002, which made him the first Nintendo president who wasn't a member of the Yamauchi family. Of the many successes bearing Iwata's signature at Nintendo, none stands out more than the Wii.

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07:52
Rumor: Samsung to launch Galaxy 'S6 Edge+,...

In a move designed to preempt Apple's anticipated "iPhone 6s" event in September, Samsung will reportedly unveil its latest Galaxy Note phablet alongside a jumbo-sized Galaxy S6 Edge on August 12.

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07:46
NY Post: Apple close to deal on local channel...

Apple is negotiating with the big four networks to get the rights to broadcast affiliate feeds. This has huge potential implications for an Apple TV service if Apple can pull this off.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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07:32
Apple’s new Campus 2 aerial shot shows building...

We’ve been tracking the progress of Apple’s Campus 2 expansion project over several months, and today the city of Cupertino and Apple have shared a new aerial shot of the site showing construction on several new sections of the massive spaceship-like building.

Compared to the last official photo shared, the new perspective offers an closer shot of the Campus 2 construction with building construction taking shape on roughly half the circle.

Apple’s official timeline for completing the Campus 2 project says building construction will wrap up by the end of next year. You can see the previous aerial shot below and check out our full timeline of the...

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07:32
Talks with major networks for Apple streaming TV...

After being mired for months, talks with major networks regarding an Apple streaming TV service are finally making major advancements ahead of an anticipated launch this fall, according to a new report.

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07:32
T-Mobile launches competitive new Family Plan,...

T-Mobile’s Uncarrier Amped moves are still going strong. Just days after announcing its cross-border ‘Mobile Without Borders’ plan, the magenta carrier has unveiled a brand new family plan.

With the new plan, two customers can get 10GB per line for $100 per month. Each additional line is then $20 per person, each with 10GB data allowance. As a special offer, T-Mobile is also giving customers a fourth line for free. Between now and Labor day, customers will be able to sign up to four lines with 10GB data on each, for $120 per month.

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07:26
Apple Pay goes international with UK launch

Apple is finally taking its mobile payment service worldwide, starting with the British rollout of Apple Pay on Tuesday.

Apple announced its UK expansion plans at June’s Worldwide Developers Conference. Seven financial institutions are supporting Apple Pay at launch, including American Express, MBNA, Nationwide, Santander, Royal Bank of Scotland, NatWest, and Ulster Bank. Notable holdouts include Barclays and, surprisingly, HSBC. HSBC was expected to be one of Apple Pay’s launch partners, but the bank announced that it won’t support the service until the end of July. Barclays has its own contactless payment service, bPay, but reversed its opposition to Apple Pay on Tuesday with a supportive tweet.

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07:21
Microsoft’s $99 Universal Foldable Keyboard for...

Microsoft’s new Universal Foldable Keyboard, first unveiled earlier this year, is now available to purchase online and through Microsoft stores. The super portable Bluetooth keyboard folds in half when not in use and allows users to connect to two mobile devices at once including iPhones, iPads, Android, and Windows devices.

Microsoft notes that the keyboard has full-size keys, a spill-resistant, water-repellent keyboard and outer material, and a built-in rechargeable battery that...

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07:06
iPhone will outperform market expectations, pushing...

Recent struggles for Apple stock are based on unfounded fears out of China, FBR Capital Markets said on Tuesday, telling investors it believes the "speed bump" will be over soon as strong iPhone sales continue.

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07:00
Bargain-priced Inateck MP1200 Felt Sleeve protects...

Inateck mp1200 felt sleeve for 12-inch macbook. photo ©2015, steven sande. all rights reserved.

Since Apple World Today launched in February, I’ve had the opportunity to check out some of the wide range of accessories from Inateck. This manufacturer, based in Germany, is making inroads into the accessory world for two reasons: first, their products are pretty solid, and second, the products are all very reasonably priced. Today I’m looking at Inateck’s MP1200 Felt Sleeve for the 12-inch MacBook (US$36.99 MSRP, but just $12.99 from Amazon — affiliate link).

Design

The MP1200 Felt Sleeve is rather plain looking. It’s made of a neutral grey felt material with flannel inside, which will keep the MacBook scratch-free whether you’re carrying it inside a backpack or briefcase, or just using the...

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06:42
The truth about HackingTeam, jailbreaking and iOS –...

Editors note: Will Strafach (@chronic) runs a mobile security services firm helping enterprises protect their employees and confidential data from mobile threats. Fast and thorough analysis of the compiled binaries found within the HackingTeam dump was possible using their upcoming cloud-based iOS application analysis platform, using highly advanced pattern-matching and heuristic techniques to detect threats and privacy leaks within applications installed on enrolled mobile devices. He can be reached at will@wstraf.me if any readers have further questions or concerns regarding HackingTeam or other iOS malware. 

Written by: Will “Chronic”...

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06:40
Former iAd exec leaves Apple, suggests company...

Winston Crawford, a former advertising executive, has left Apple to join Drawbridge. The move comes at an interesting time given Tim Cook’s recent comments on user data and privacy.

Drawbridge is a relatively new company which helps marketers track user data across multiple mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. He joined as COO to help expand the tracking technology to new areas like offering the ability for retailers to show the same online shopping cart to a single customer across multiple devices.

What’s interesting about this move is Crawford’s comments about Apple’s way of doing ads. Going back to those thoughts shared by Tim Cook about not being in the business of harvesting user data for profit,...

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06:37
Apple reportedly moving forward w/ streaming TV...

Apple’s talks with networks for its upcoming streaming TV cable service are well underway, according to the New York Post. The four main broadcast networks are involved: ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox. Apple’s 30% revenue share of the subscription fee remains a point of contention, but the report claims that negotiations are rapidly gaining momentum with Apple targeting a late fall launch of its new TV product.

Disney or CBS will apparently be the first companies to sign up with Apple and get the skinny TV package deal rolling. Apple wants to have channels like Disney’s ESPN and Discovery in the mix too. Apple is also interested in getting local live TV as part of the package,...

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06:32
∞ Apple Pay UK launch makes the case for Apple Watch

Apple Pay rolled out in the United Kingdom this morning, and one set of use cases makes the case for the Apple Watch.

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06:23
Pixelmator for iOS gains Dynamic Touch, faster...

A new version of Pixelmator for iOS, released on Tuesday, makes a number of improvements to the app, most significantly introducing Dynamic Touch and a much faster Repair tool.

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05:00
TiVo’s AirPlay blockade ends as iOS app adds...

One of the long-running complaints among TiVo users has been the company’s decision to block Apple’s AirPlay mirroring feature, preventing users from streaming content from the TiVo iOS app to an Apple TV. That’s all changing today as the company plans an update to the app that enables the functionality for the first time, allowing TiVo hardware owners to stream any content accessible via the iOS app to an Apple TV connected to the same network.

I’ve been playing with a pre-release build of the app, and it works much like you’d expect. The iOS app gives users access to content recorded on TiVo Roamio or TiVo Premiere DVR hardware, and users can now simply...

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05:00
Which MLB game is this season's iOS all-star?

It’s the all-star break: The approximate midway point of the Major League Baseball season when regular games stop for a few days and most people (players included) pay little attention to Tuesday’s All-Star Game. If you want to see your favorite team in action right now, you’ll have to make it happen yourself—by firing up one of the official MLB games in the App Store.

There are all sorts of options, including card-based games and in-depth management simulators—but if you want to swing the bat and toss the ball using real-life rosters, you have a few key options this season. They’re all pretty different in style and execution, and if you’re looking to pick one licensed baseball game to invest your time and money into, there’s a clear winner. Here’s a look at the season’s baseball options, along with our top...

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03:30
BBC iPlayer Radio app for iOS and Android gets...

 

The BBC announced in a blog post this morning that mobile downloads are coming to its iPlayer Radio app just in time for the BBC Proms. For the first time – using the iPlayer Radio app – customers will be able to download radio shows (and the Proms) to listen offline and keep them for up to 30 days.  To make use of this new service, all you need to do is ensure you have the latest version of the BBC iPlayer Radio smartphone or tablet app for iOS, Android or Kindle.

This move will make...

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03:30
Hands-on with Safari 9 in El Capitan: Little changes...

Safari’s major overhaul occurred when Yosemite was released last year. By comparison, the changes to Safari are just a few, but they will have an immediate effect on how you browse the web.

Jason Snell covered the major changes to Safari 9 in his first look of the El Capitan public beta. Here, I’ll take a closer look at those changes, as well as a few others. As Jason mentioned in his first look, El Capitan is currently in beta and changes to how these features are implemented can happen between now and the final version that will be released in the fall. This article will be updated appropriately.

To...

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02:40
BBC iPlayer Radio app will soon let you download...

One of the reasons why podcasts are so popular is because, unlike live radio, you can download episodes and listen to them when you don't have a connection. The BBC has long understood their popularity, offering both dedicated podcasts and shows cut ...

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02:26
HSBC bows out of Apple Pay launch as Barclays vows...

It seems Apple Pay's UK debut didn't go off without a hitch on Tuesday, as HSBC customers are not able to use service despite the bank's status as an official launch partner. In a related development, Barclays did an about face and announced upcoming support for Apple's contactless payment solution.

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02:07
Pixelmator for iPhone and iPad adds ‘Dynamic Touch’...

Pixelmator for iPhone and iPad has today been updated to version 2.0.2 bringing even more features to the popular image editor for iOS and Mac. This update adds a new kind of brush stroke called Dynamic Touch, which simulates pressure sensitivity by examining the size of the finger input that touches the screen. Larger surface area produces thicker strokes on the canvas. Similarly, using just the tip of a finger results in fine lines in the app.

The update also ports the ...

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02:02
UK might ban social media to combat the specter of...

British Prime Minister David Cameron's administration is considering legislation that would ban the use of encrypted apps like Facebook Messenger, Snapchat and iMessage unless the services included government-accessible backdoors. It's called the Inv...

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01:35
Barclays will support Apple Pay in the UK, eventually

When Apple Pay was first announced for the UK, one bank was noticeably absent from its list of launch partners: Barclays. It was a strange omission, given it's one of the most popular in Britain and Apple Pay already supports its cards in the US. Tod...

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01:33
Future Apple devices might boast personalized Maps...

A pair of patents awarded to Apple on Tuesday illustrates research running the gamut of mobile tech, with one invention detailing an advanced mapping system with customizable and shareable image data, and another covering ways to convert audio data into haptic vibrations for the hearing impaired.

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01:05
As Apple Pay goes live in UK, Barclays bank...

Apple Pay has gone live in the UK today with over 250,000 officially blessed locations (although Apple Pay will work at any standard NFC terminal) and seven banks. In the runup to the launch, the main holdout has been Barclays bank who instead promoted their alternative ‘bPay’ service.

Now, though, they have changed their tune. Over Twitter, Barclays announced that it is actually  ‘really excited’ about Apple Pay and will add support for the service to Barclaycard debit and credit cards in future.

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00:56
Toyota takes orders for its hydrogen-fueled Mirai on...

If you're fortunate enough to live in one of the California burgs where Toyota will deliver the Mirai this October, you now know just when and where you can pull the trigger. Toyota says that it'll start taking American requests for the hydrogen fuel...

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00:08
Man Arrested After Charging iPhone On London...

An anonymous reader writes: 45-year-old Robin Lee was arrested after he used a socket on a London Overground train to charge up his iPhone. He was handcuffed and arrested for "abstracting electricity". Robin was then charged with "unacceptable behaviour" after "becoming aggressive" when objecting to his first arrest. The Guardian reports: "Speaking to the Evening Standard, Lee said he had been confronted by a police community support officer on the overground train from Hackney Wick to Camden Road on 10 July. The Overground is part of Transport For London’s wider network that also includes London Underground and the buses. 'She said I’m abstracting electricity. She kept saying it’s a crime. We were just coming into the station and there happened to be about four police officers on the platform. She called to them and said: ‘This guy’s been abstracting electricity, he needs to be arrested’.”

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Monday July 13

23:51
Real Virtuality shows us what multiplayer VR might...

2016 is shaping up to be the year the world gets virtual -- with immersive head-mounted displays coming from the likes of Facebook, Sony, HTC (and Valve) and Microsoft--but so far we've mostly seen individual, tethered, seated experiences. Can't we d...

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23:17
Apple Pay has gone live in the UK with support from...

Apple UK:

Apple Pay has officially launched in the UK. Users will be able to useApple Pay at more than 250,000 retailers with support from eight banks UK banks. The service is currently supported with credit and debit cards from American Express, Visa, Mastercard, First Direct, HSBC, Nationwide, NatWest, Royal Bank of Scotland, Santander, and Ulster Bank.

Good news for our friends in the UK but the downside is purchases will be limited to a £20 cap that will expand to only £30 in September. So no buying big ticket items just yet. The £20 will just cover two pints of lager and a packet of crisps.

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22:45
How to join NASA's festivities as New Horizons...

In a few hours, at 7:49 AM Eastern time, the New Horizons probe will fly 7,750 miles above the surface of Pluto, something no other spacecraft has accomplished before. Unfortunately, we can't fly with the probe as it swoops in on the dwarf planet, bu...

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22:27
Apple releases iTunes 12.2.1 update

If you were hoping for an iTunes update that resolved some of the recently-introduced bugs, this is it.

Late Monday, Apple released iTunes 12.2.1. The new version, a 232.8 megabyte download, offers the following fixes and changes:

- Fixes an issue for iTunes Match where iTunes incorrectly changed some songs from Matched to Apple Music.

- Provides a way to correct a library problem affecting former iTunes Match subscribers.

- Includes minor bug fixes and improvements for Beats 1.

iTunes 12.2.1 can be located and downloaded via OS X’s Software Update and/or App Store features and requires an Intel-based Mac running OS X 10.7.5 or later to install and run.

If you’...

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21:40
Apple Pay goes live in the UK: Here's how to...

It's been a while coming, but Apple Pay is now live in the UK. If you own an iPhone 6, 6 Plus, or an Apple Watch connected to an older iPhone, you now have the option of paying for purchases without cards or cash. But how do you set it up, where can ...

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20:48
Canadian company is developing a 'breathalyzer...

With cannabis now legal in some form or another in nearly half of the US, states and private companies alike are scrambling for a means of adapting DUI legislation to weed. To that end, Vancouver-based Cannabix Technologies Inc is developing what is ...

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20:19
Facebook researching human-powered personal...

With good number of major tech companies fielding their own brand of virtual assistant technology, Facebook is reportedly eyeing its own entry with "Moneypenny," a hybrid feature that helps users complete tasks like buying products and services online.

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19:12
Facebook reportedly developing Siri competitor...

After taking on messaging, cash transfers, and more, Facebook is preparing to challenge Apple in the virtual assistant arena. The social company is in the process of developing a Messenger-based Siri competitor called Moneypenny, a new report indicates.

Details are a bit scarce at the moment, but...

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17:18
Stringent Apple HomeKit certification cause of slow...

According to a report on Monday, the slow pace at which devices compatible with Apple's HomeKit are trickling in can be attributed to last-minute security changes, including a modified hardware certification process and tweaks to the networking ecosystem.

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17:16
[Sponsor] MailChimp

Over eight million businesses around the world use MailChimp for email newsletters, A/B testing, and marketing automation.

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16:38
It’s official: Apple Pay goes live in the U.K. today

As we reported would happen, Apple Pay will be going live in the U.K. today. The service launches in the country with support from more than 250,000 stores, including Waitrose and Transport for London on its transportation networks. Currently, 8 U.K. banks support Apple Pay. Those banks are American Express, First Direct, HSBC, Nationwide, NatWest, Royal Bank of Scotland, Santander and Ulster Bank. Notably missing from that list is Barclays, who is said to still be in negotiations with Apple to support the platform.

Apple Pay launched...

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16:21
Apple Pay launches in UK with 250K stores, 8 banks...

Nine months after its release in the U.S., Apple Pay will be available to iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch users in the UK on Tuesday, local time, with support from more than 250,000 retail locations and eight major banks.

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15:30
AWT News Update: July 13, 2015

PHOTO: ALAMY, via The Telegraph

Here's what's new in the world of Apple today:

  • Apple's giving Greek iCloud users a free month of service
  • Rumors abound about the 12.9-inch iPad Pro
  • ResearchKit is finding a home in big pharmaceutical companies
  • British man arrested for plugging an iPhone in for a charge... on a train.

The all-text version of the podcast can be seen below if you'd rather not listen to my voice. :-(

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Hi, I’m Steve Sande from Apple World Today, and this is the AWT News Update for July 13, 2015.

Things haven’t exactly been a...

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14:56
Ad business startup Drawbridge snags iAd Marketplace...

Former head of Apple's iAd Marketplaces Winston Crawford left the company earlier in July to take on the role of COO at Drawbridge, a startup that provides advertisers with granular cross-platform user engagement statistics.

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14:31
Mangaka Is an Artful Blend of Simplicity and Style


Mangaka is a nontraditional Linux distro with a gorgeous look. After gaining traction among fans of the manga and anime communities, Mangaka fell dormant in December 2009. Developer Animesoft International regrouped, and the latest Release Candidate version came out on June 20. The Mangaka Project -- the name means "love" in Japanese -- started out with the code name of "AngelOS." The unusual desktop environment and design may not tickle everyone's fancy, but the stunning artwork built into the background images will evoke smiles in some users.

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13:57
Personal journaling

Ben Brooks’ post on the problems keeping up with a personal journal resonated with me. I’ve tried this over the years too and could never keep it up.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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13:08
Haters Force Leadership Change at Reddit


The haters have won at Reddit, forcing the ouster of interim CEO Ellen Pao and her replacement by cofounder and former CEO Steve Huffman. Board member Sam Altman, who led a $50 million investment round in the firm, on Saturday announced Pao's resignation and Huffman's appointment, lashing out at the campaign against Pao.
It was "sickening" to see some of the things Redditors wrote about Pao, he said.
Disagreements are fine -- death threats are not, Altman continued, apparently referring to death threats some Redditors made against Pao.

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13:02
Comcast unveils upcoming live TV streaming package...

While Apple’s rumored Web TV service is expected to launch with new hardware and software later this year, Comcast has shown its cards on what it describes as an “experiment” to offer live TV streaming to its Internet subscribers without cable packages. Stream, a $15/month Xfinity add-on, will allow Comcast Internet...

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13:00
Led by enterprise sales, global tablet use predicted...

Though annual tablet sales have largely plateaued and aren't expected to see reignited growth in the near future, devices like Apple's iPad will continue to grow in use in corporate environments, Forrester Research believes.

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13:00
AWT Health Club: Lark, a conversation about your...

Readers of the AWT Health Club column know that one of my pet peeves is entering data into health apps. Whether it’s trying to enter Weight Watchers Points into their app (I gave up), entering calories eaten into any number of other apps, or trying to figure out much activity I’ve engaged in, it’s a pain in the gluteus maximus and I don’t like it. Well, a new app called Lark - Personal Weight Loss Coach and 24/7 Nutritionist (free) wants to change all of that.

Lark carries on a conversation with users about what they’re doing in terms of eating, sleeping, and activity. And when I say “conversation,”, I mean exactly that. After a quick setup that links Lark to the Apple Health app, Lark begins a set of short conversations with you. It will ask what you had for breakfast, chide you gently for not moving enough (it’s actually quite nice about it…), give you tips on what you ate that’s good...

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12:45
iPod shipping times slip ahead of Apple's...

Shipping times for some iPod models -- mostly for the iPod touch -- have lengthened at Apple's U.S. online store ahead of an anticipated refresh on Tuesday, during which Apple is expected to add new colors and upgrade the Touch's internals.

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12:31
The Dalrymple Report with Merlin Mann: Polka Band...

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11:46
How-To: Fix iTunes 12.2’s iTunes Match/Apple Music...


Apple just released a minor update to iTunes 12, seemingly addressing several issues related to Apple Music’s debut in iTunes 12.2. One major problem — automatic switching of certain iTunes Match songs to “Apple Music” status, along with the unwanted addition of Apple’s Fairplay DRM — is mentioned in iTunes 12.2.1’s release notes. Apple says the update resolves an issue “where iTunes incorrectly changed some songs from Matched to Apple Music,” and lets you restore non-DRMed files to your library.

But unless you follow a specific procedure spotlighted in a new Apple support document, the fix could create even bigger problems for your library. Apple notes that if you download...

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11:41
TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 13...

Notable software releases this week include iTunes 12.2.1, GraphicConverter 9.7.1, LaunchBar 6.4.1, Skype 7.9, and PDFpen and PDFpenPro 7.2.

 

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11:41
ExtraBITS for 13 July 2015

In our latest ExtraBITS roundup, The Verge compares the audio quality of Apple Music, Spotify, and Tidal; Philip Michaels examines Taylor Swift’s influence over Apple at Six Colors; and Apple’s Eddy Cue says that the company is working to bring back Home Sharing for music in iOS 9.

 

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11:31
With Apple's annual back to school sale playing...

Apple appears to have mothballed its long-running back to school promotion -- which traditionally paired hardware discounts with iTunes or Apple Store gift cards -- but parents and students will have another option for Apple deals this week in Amazon's first-ever Prime Day.

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11:02
Fix your iTunes Match music with iTunes update 12.2.1

This could be a good way to start a Monday, especially if you're an iTunes Match user: Apple has released the iTunes 12.2.1 update. If you have iTunes Match, upgraded to iTunes 12.2 and had problems, this might be the update you need.

According to the company’s release notes, 12.2.1 corrects a problem where iTunes Match music is labeled as Apple Music instead of Matched. It also, “Provides a way to correct a library problem affecting former iTunes Match Subscribers.” There are also minor bug fixes for Beats 1 radio.

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11:00
Apple’s 20% global smartphone market share...

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Apple may only sell two out of every ten smartphones sold worldwide, but the company captures the vast majority of operating income in the global smartphone industry. That’s the word from Canaccord Genuity, which showed that Apple grabbed 92 percent of the total operating income of the top eight smartphone makers in the first quarter of 2015. That’s up from 65 percent last year.

Given that many of the thousand or so manufacturers that make smartphones either broke even last year or lost money, Apple and Samsung — which pulls in another 15 percent of the profits — account for more than 100 percent of industry profits.

A number of signs point to this continuing for the foreseeable future; the iPhone sells for a global average price of $624, compared to $185 for Android smartphones. Apple is expected to put in a record order for the rumored iPhone 6s to be released this fall, while Samsung manufactured too many...

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10:58
iTunes 12.2.1

Attempts to resolve issues experienced by current and former iTunes Match subscribers. (Free, 222 MB)

 

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10:47
Toronto road rage incident caught on camera, in...

CBC:

A CBC News crew was interviewing an Ontario police officer as a road-rage incident was happening right behind them.

CBC’s Neil Herland was speaking with OPP Const. Graham Williamson about a fatal collision on Black Creek Drive in Toronto on a nearby overpass, but shouting interrupted the interview, which was quickly captured by CBC camerawoman Tyna Poulin.

“Hey! Get back in the car,” Williamson yelled.

Less “road rage” and more, “road slightly peeved off”. No punches thrown, no gun fire, no horns honking – yeah, so Canadian.

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10:39
∞ Apple releases iTunes update

Apple on Monday released an update for iTunes supposedly fixing some issue with iTunes Match and Apple Music. You can download the update by launching the App Store on your Mac and clicking Update.

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10:36
Apple doubters in a feeding frenzy

Observatory:

Sometimes I wonder if people understand how organizations like Slice work. They make money by selling their services to client companies, and they attract new business by sending out press releases that become “news.” The more shocking the story, the more PR they get — and, in theory, the more new clients they can reel in.

In this case, Slice got exactly what it hoped for. Its name was attached to one of the biggest stories of the week. But, in the absence of any numbers from Apple, just how believable is the story?

As someone who is forced to read this stuff for a living, watching this particular feeding frenzy is simultaneously frustrating and unsurprising. While the general public’s lack of critical thinking when it comes to the media is slightly understandable, when the media itself is guilty of the inability to look at press releases and see them for what they actually are – simple promotion – it’s particularly aggravating. We can’t expect...

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10:27
Apple Music job listing seemingly confirms in-house...

Apple is hiring a video producer to work on original content for its new Apple Music streaming service. The position will see an experienced producer oversee the creation of all original video content for both iTunes and Apple Music and hints that Apple will be collaborating with artists on branded music videos.

The job listing seems to confirm a recent report from Pitchfork that Apple is making original music videos in-house for select high-profile artists. 

An excerpt from Apple’s job listing:

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10:18
Apple releases iTunes 12.2.1 w/ fixes for Match and...

Apple has released a maintenance update to iTunes 12.2 that addresses issues related to Apple Music, iTunes Match, and Beats 1. The release specifically mentions resolving an issue where songs from iTunes Match would become classified as songs from Apple Music, which would result in unnecessary DRM being added.

The update also promises better performance for streaming the Beats 1 online radio station. the launch version included issues with dropped streams during playback which required quitting and relaunching iTunes to resolve.

iTunes 12.2...

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09:51
Tech Tools to Make Your Next Move Less Painful


My wife and I just completed a move from California to Oregon, and it was far less painful than it could have been, thanks to technology. It used to be incredibly painful to move. While a lot of the pain is still there, technology has advanced a lot since we last moved -- about 18 years ago -- and at least some parts of the process now are far easier. For instance, with a little foresight, you actually can take your home phone numbers and saved programs with you. There is one Web service that will move all of your magazines and affinity cards.

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09:06
Facebook’s security exec pushes Steve Jobs’ call for...

Facebook’s chief security officer, Alex Stamos, echoed a message first delivered quite memorably by Steve Jobs in 2010: it’s time for Adobe to kill Flash. Addressing Apple’s position of not supporting the plug-in on iOS and instead pushing HTML5, security was just one key point in Jobs’ epic Thoughts on Flash essay when the iPad launched.

We also know first hand that Flash is the number one reason Macs crash. We have been working with Adobe to fix these problems, but they have persisted for several years now.

Five years later, our dependence on Flash has greatly diminished on the desktop, but security issues continue to be an issue with the plug-in. In 2010, Jobs used more than 1600 words to explain Apple’s reason for not adding Flash support to iOS. In 2015, Facebook’s security chief pushed the message...

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09:00
Letter from the publisher: Advertising, revenue, and...

We tried. We really, really tried.

When Apple World Today was launched five months ago, we were confident that we’d be able to keep ads off of the site thanks to our sponsors and our backers. Sadly, we’re not making enough income from the sponsorships so we’re going to be experimenting with ads.

However, we’re not going to just flood the Apple World Today website with banners, pop-ups, and the crap you associate with some other Apple sites I won’t mention here. Over the next few weeks, you’ll see the sponsor block in the sidebar replaced with a slightly smaller ad block. We’ll also add one or two standard-sized 728x90 banners. That’s it.

The company we’re using to sell the ads (not Google AdWords) gives us complete control over the advertisements. If we don’t like them or they aren’t relevant to our audience, we won’t run them. All of the ads will be images — no animations, no movies, and nothing that’s going to take forever to load.

Note that...

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08:59
9to5Toys Last Call: iPad mini 3 $300, maxed out 13″...

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08:52
“Staingate” controversy gains traction, cites Apple...

This is pretty much the digital version of the local peasantry showing up at your front door with torches and pitchforks.

A small number of Retina MacBook Pro owners are calling for Apple to replace or repair their notebooks after discovering what appears to be irreparable damage to an antireflective screen coating layer, a problem the group has dubbed “staingate.”

The problems manifest themselves in the form of blotches, streaks and other anomalies attributed to faults in the antireflective coating applied to a Retina MacBook’s display surface. The origin of this “staining” is unknown, though some have...

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08:41
Do Less Typing with “Take Control of TextExpander”

Tired of typing the same thing over and over, or of making the same typing mistakes repeatedly? Smile’s TextExpander can speed your typing on both the Mac and iOS devices, and Michael Cohen’s new ebook “Take Control of TextExpander, Second Edition” explains how to make the most of TextExpander’s many features with approaches that will appeal to people who need effective, practical solutions — and to those who need a faster way to insert wombat photos.

 

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08:30
Apple makes 92 percent of all smartphone profits

Three years ago, Apple made 73 percent of all profits in the smartphone sector, despite just having nine percent of global handset sales. But these days, Apple’s profits have soared to new heights.

As the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, citing a new report by industry research firm Canaccord, in the first quarter of 2015, Apple took in 92 percent of the total operating income of the world’s eight largest smartphone makers. That figure jumped up from 65 percent during the same period in 2014.

Samsung is the world’s largest smartphone manufacturer as measured by units sold. According to market...

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08:27
Apple apparently co-designing third-party accessory...

Your product’s packaging has to look pretty enough to be on an Apple Store shelf.

And Apple will help you with that.

A series of redesigned packages for several Mophie battery packs were recently spotted at an Apple Store in Japan. The boxes match the style used for Apple’s own products, with large images and minimalist text against a stark white background. It’s unknown how many other companies may have updated boxes on shelves.

It’s also been reported that accessory makers such as Incase, LifeProof, Logi, Sena, Tech21, and others will ultimately be taking part in the initiative, and indeed Apple itself is expected to change some...

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08:19
Apple's smartphone profits are staggering, at...

Apple sells about 20 percent of the world’s smartphones and makes 92 percent of the industry’s profit, a staggering imbalance that reflects the premium prices Cupertino can ask for its phones compared to competitors like HTC and Samsung.

The latest numbers come from investment bank Canaccord Genuity, which estimates that Apple’s share of the market is growing exponentially even eight years after the original iPhone’s debut. In the first quarter of last year, Apple took home 65 percent of the smartphone industry’s profits. Samsung’s share is about 15 percent compared to Apple’s 92 percent. (Other companies lost money, which is why Apple and Samsung make up more than 100 percent of profits.)

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08:13
Report shows Apple taking 92% of smartphone industry...

There’s market share and there’s profits.

And Apple seems to be gobbling up 92 percent of the latter.

A report released by Canaccord Genuity indicate that Apple takes 92 percent of the profits for the entire smartphone industry despite accounting for only 20% of sales.

In the report, Samsung reaped 15 percent of the profits despite selling far more units than Apple.

Canaccord CEO Mike Walkley said that at the time Apple first entered the smartphone market in 2007, Nokia was taking around two-thirds of the profits. By 2012, the profit split was around 50:50 between Apple and Samsung. Since then, he said, the “high-end tier has really...

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07:52
Berkeley Breathed returning to “Bloom County” for...

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After 25 years, Berkeley Breathed is returning to his Pulitzer Prize-winning comic strip, “Bloom County.” Breathed announced the new incarnation of the politically-minded strip via a post on Facebook that featured him working on a new comic with the words “Bloom County 2015″ at the top.

“Bloom County” originally ran from December 1980 until 1989, just two years after he won the Pulitzer. The characters, such as Bill the Cat, Opus the Penguin, Hodge-Podge the Rabbit, Milo Bloom, and Cutter John, lived on in the Sunday-only strip “Outland” from 1989 to 1995, as well as “Opus” from 2003 to 2008.

Along with “The Far Side” and “Calvin and Hobbes”, “Bloom County” was always one of my favorite comic strips. For those of you who know me, you’ll know how excited I am to have Opus back. Thanks to my friend Sly for...

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07:31
If it’s not an iPhone, it’s not likely a profitable...

ZDNet:

While some smartphone makers chase market share, Apple is pulling away when it comes to profits: For every dollar of operating profit in the smartphone market, Apple is nabbing $0.92, leaving the others fighting for scraps.

That estimate comes from Canaccord Genuity as noted by the Wall Street Journal over the weekend.

Considering that Apple’s iPhone sales globally account for roughly 20 percent of all smartphones sold, the situation for its competitors will only get worse.

Android users and vendors can and do brag about market share. I’m sure Apple is very happy with profit share and wouldn’t have it any other way.

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07:26
We’re going to reach Pluto for the first time in...

Business Insider:

If everything goes according to plan, a NASA spacecraft, called New Horizons, will fly by Pluto at 7:49 am ET. New Horizons is the first spacecraft in history to ever visit Pluto, and it’s been a long time coming after 9 years in space.

NASA will stream live countdown coverage of the event starting at 7:30 am, followed by a briefing on the mission from 8:00 to 9:00 am ET.

It’s more than a little mind boggling to think that something we flung into space nine years ago is now about to send us pictures of the tiny little planet.

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07:00
Week of Apple Watch Stands: Griffin WatchStand

Griffin WatchStand. Photo ©2015, Steven Sande. All rights reserved. 

This week Apple World Today has reviews of three Apple Watch charging stands: the Griffin WatchStand, the Nomad Stand for Apple Watch, and Fuse Chicken’s Bobine Watch. Today we’re getting started with a look at the US$29.99 Griffin WatchStand (affiliate link).

Design

Like all of the stands we’ll be looking at this week, the Griffin WatchStand is designed to hold your Apple Watch while it’s charging. The stand is 6.8 inches (17.3 cm) tall, standing on a weighted base that’s about 4.2 inches (10.7 cm) on a side. The entire assembly, without the Watch charging cable, weighs about 14.9 ounces (.42 kg). It’s finished in a...

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06:57
NASA’s Mac (and PC) app lets you join New Horizons...

The low bit-rate forced by the extreme distance of the New Horizons spacecraft from Earth means that live video isn’t feasible, but a new Mac and PC app from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory offers the next best thing. The app provides a simulated view of what New Horizons is doing, and allows you to preview the flypast.

While the view is simulated, it uses realistic data to show you what it would be like to track the spacecraft in real or accelerated time, including a “live” mode to show you what New Horizons is doing right now.

Visit the Eyes on Pluto page to install the helper app, then return to the page and click the Launch button to open it. It opens in live mode, and you can...

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06:44
How-To: Go beyond OS X Photos + make amazing wall...

Your digital photos were never intended to remain trapped on your computer’s hard drive. Apple’s original 2002 version of iPhoto proudly included physical book and photo printing services, adding new books and various types of cards every 2-3 years. Since early digital cameras took low-resolution photos, Apple’s services focused primarily on small prints. But over the past decade, cameras have really evolved: there are now 36-Megapixel Nikons, ...

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06:38
∞ The Star Wars Comic-Con reel. A real gift.

This is a real gift from J. J. Abrams and company.

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06:36
External Link: Comparing the Audio Quality of Apple...

The Verge compared the sound quality of three music streaming services: Apple Music, Spotify, and Tidal. In 29 percent of the tests conducted with an iPhone 6 Plus and Sony MDR-7506 headphones, listeners couldn’t detect a difference between the three. And in some tests, Tidal, which claims to have the best streaming quality, fared worse than Apple Music and Spotify.

 

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