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Friday April 3

10:07
SnapPower Charger: A USB charger in a coverplate –...

My thanks to SnapPower for sponsoring The Loop this week. SnapPower’s Charger — the power outlet cover plate that your home should’ve been built with. A no-hassle, wire-free install that takes just seconds. A flush, 1-amp USB charging port for smartphones, phablets, and tablets. An unbridled sense of joy from never having to hunt for a wall wart ever again. Available now on Kickstarter.

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10:04
∞ Oh Samsung

During Samsung’s Galaxy S6 launch, the company had a good time making jokes at Apple’s expense. [...]

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10:00
60-Second Tips: Changing the default name of an iOS...

When my husband and I purchase a new iPhone or iPad, the older models are handed down to our children who are old enough to have a smartphone or tablet device. As a result, our family now has a total of 6 iOS devices that we sync to iTunes and connect via Apple's Family Sharing and iCloud accounts.

To ensure we can identify each phone in our growing collection, we change the name of each device from the default "iPhone" or "iPad" to a new name that is unique to each device.  In today's 60-second tips, I demonstrate how to change the default name of an iOS device so you can easily recognize it in iTunes, Find My iPhone and other services. 

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09:55
Report: Apple Watch Edition extended care plan will...

Anyone planning to spend upwards of $10,000 on an Apple Watch Edition should be prepared to spend quite a bit more for extended service and warranty coverage.

Apple will charge $999 for an AppleCare+ plan that extends the Edition’s exclusive support perks from two years to three years, 9to5Mac reports.

Edition buyers who forgo AppleCare+ will still get a special setup hotline and two years of round-the-clock phone support. They’ll also be covered for two accidental damage incidents in those first two years, minus any service fees and taxes. The $999 AppleCare+ plan extends those benefits for a third year.

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09:31
How to Automatically Delete Your Twitter Trail

Twitter is an essential networking tool, but an ill-conceived tweet could derail you years after you’ve forgotten about it. Josh Centers explains why, and how you can ensure that an old tweet doesn’t come back to haunt you.

 

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09:30
AppleCare+ protection for Apple Watch could reach $...

Apple has yet to reveal how much it will charge to add AppleCare+ protection to its new wearable, but new screenshots that purport to show internal pricing suggest that plans will start at $59 for Apple Watch Sport and hit as much as $999 for Apple Watch Edition.

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09:14
Apple Watch claims 2015 Red Dot 'Best of the...

Apple Watch this week picked up one of Red Dot's 2015 Best of the Best awards for product design, entering into a newly-created "Watches" category even though the device is only shipping to the public on April 24.

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09:04
9to5Toys Last Call: MacBook Air (2015) $99 off,...

Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: TwitterRSS FeedFacebookGoogle+ and Safari push notifications.

Today’s can’t miss deals:
Last Call Updates:

  • Dust off your Game Boy cartridges, this case...
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09:00
The iPad turns five: A look back at all nine of...

The first iPad came out five years ago today. Lately, most of what you hear about the tablet is that sales are in a slump, and it’s true: year-over-year sales have been down for four straight quarters, and, in a couple of weeks, we’ll find out whether it will be five straight.

But even a slumping iPad is still a formidable sales juggernaut—Apple sold a total of 63.4 million iPads in those four quarters, generating $27.8 billion in revenue. It’s not a patch on the iPhone, which can sell more units than that in a single quarter, but the tablet lineup is still generating a lot of money for Apple.

Today we’re taking a quick walk down memory lane, revisiting our reviews of each iPad and remembering what each model is best remembered for.

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09:00
Pastimes: Get out to the ballgame with Major League...

Pastime (noun): an activity that someone does regularly for enjoyment rather than work; a hobby; his favorite pastimes were shooting and golf. 

This Sunday, the Major League Baseball season will begin as the St. Louis Cardinals visit the Chicago Cubs at a newly renovated Wrigley Field. Major League Baseball is doing a great job of embracing mobile technology, and as such, Major League Baseball Advanced Media (MLBAM) has created some groundbreaking apps over the years. Whether you follow every game of your favorite team all season, or just occasionally take yourself out to the ballgame, MLBAM's apps are worth considering. Let's take a look:

MLB.com At Bat (free, with a variety of in-app purchases)

This is MLB's marquee app, one that is in its eighth season. A universal app, MLB.com At Bat is one-stop shopping for baseball stats, box scores,...

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08:58
Beautiful aerial photography shows Apple’s latest...

These might be the best photos yet of Apple’s currently under construction Campus 2 site in Cupertino.

The new photos were published by The California Sunday Magazine and shot by Michael Light, a San Franciso-based photographer and pilot that managed to get some gorgeous photos of the site from his aircraft and outdo the drone shots we’ve see up until now.

We’ve previously shared a number of aerial shots straight from Apple and drone operators flying over the site regularly. All of the latest images, news updates, and drone flyovers for Campus 2 can be found in our...

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08:51
Rumor: Samsung wins contract to produce A9 processor...

Samsung will apparently be producing the A9 processor for Apple.

A report released on Thursday confirmed that Apple is contracting Samsung to manufacture A-series processors expected for inclusion in next-generation iPhone handsets.

Citing sources close to the story, Samsung is slated to fabricate Apple’s forthcoming system on chip design, potentially dubbed “A9,” bound for this year’s iOS device lineup. If true, Samsung would reclaim a position currently filled by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co, the world’s largest chipmaker.

Samsung has for months been rumored to be a key supplier of Apple’s next-generation silicon, the most recent...

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08:49
Spoiler alert: We’ve read the screenplay for Aaron...

While we haven’t gotten many details about the Aaron Sorkin-penned screenplay based on Walter Isaacson’s Steve Jobs biography, we have previously learned that it will focus on three separate days in the life of the Apple co-founder, with each 30-minute act taking place just before a major product announcement. We also know that Michael Fassbender will star alongside...

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08:45
Review: Anker’s Jump Starter Portable Charger brings...

Anker specializes in accessories that deliver uncommon value. Like gigantic batteries that cost as little as small ones. Six-port USB chargers that are less expensive than two Apple one-port chargers. And iPhone battery cases that outperform rivals sold for twice the price. So it’s only natural that the company would leverage its power expertise to go beyond resuscitating little Apple devices and assist with real emergencies. With roughly the same footprint as its Astro E7 — a battery capable of fully recharging any iPad Air twice — the same-priced ...

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08:39
Tests find Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, HTC One M9 just...

Remember all the grief Apple and iPhone 6 owners went through last fall when they found that the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus could be bent, thereby resulting in “Bendgate”?

The same is apparently true for Samsung’s Galaxy S6 Edge smartphone and the HTC One M9.

A recent video issued by third-party warranty firm SquareTrade showed the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge bending under no less than 110 pounds of pressure and the One M9 to bend at 120 lbs of pressure.

Although the Galaxy S6 Edge’s pressure limits are comparable to the iPhone 6 Plus’ testing, the Galaxy’s screen ended up cracking under the pressure instead of slightly bending similar to Apple’s...

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08:24
Wave goodbye to the Bitcoin Bowl

Bitcoin's journey on the road to legitimacy has just taken a step backwards with the news that the Bitcoin Bowl is no more. The event was a tie-up between Bitcoin payment processor BitPay and ESPN to re-brand NCAA post-season game the St. Petersburg ...

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08:17
AppleCare+ for Apple Watch: $999 for Edition, $79...

To go along with the premium $10,000 and up pricing of the 18-karat gold Apple Watch Edition, Apple will charge up to $999 for the Apple Watch Edition’s AppleCare+ Protection Plan, 9to5Mac has learned. The Apple Watch Edition notably has very different AppleCare coverage from other Apple Watch models, coming with two years of 24/7 support and a special setup hotline right out of the box. AppleCare+ will add a third year of technical support and support for up to two incidents of accidental hardware damage. More affordable AppleCare+ coverage will also be offered for...

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08:06
Apple iPhone 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S6 — Ultimate...

It’s always a difficult task when comparing iOS and Android devices, but this year it may be more important than ever. Samsung has finally stepped up its game with the Galaxy S6, and now we have something that is truly comparable to Apple’s iPhone lineup. Today we’re getting into the ultimate comparison between Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and Apple’s iPhone 6…

Apple iPhone 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S6 specifications

In this comparison we’ll be looking at hardware, design, software, camera performance and specialty features that each device offers. Before we get into that, let’s talk about specifications. First up, Apple’s iPhone 6 features a 4.7-inch IPS display with a resolution of 750 x 1,334 (326 ppi). Along with that, we have a dual-core Apple A8 processor...

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07:45
Hacking game 'TouchTone' turned me into an...

I didn't think I'd make for a good NSA agent until I played TouchTone. The iOS puzzle game had me looking for enemies of the state by scouring text messages and emails, and it didn't faze me one bit. It's absolutely unlike how I am in real life. I'm ...

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07:44
'Bendgate' returns: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge...

Samsung's Galaxy S6 Edge flagship handset was put to the test this week and found to be susceptible to bending under the exact same force as Apple's iPhone 6 Plus, putting the South Korean conglomerate on the hotseat in "Bendgate" redux.

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07:15
On its 5th anniversary, Apple's iPad remains...

The iPad has proven to be a bigger success than just about anyone, including Apple, ever predicted. But while the overall tablet market exploded, riding high on the success of the iPad, it plateaued just as quickly, and seems poised for a shakeup in the near future.

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07:08
NASA and Boeing to test eco-friendly technologies...

Boeing's new ecoDemonstrator (a 757) is slated to go on a series of flights this spring to try out two of NASA's experimental fuel-saving techniques. One of them's the Active Flow Control Enhanced Vertical Tail Flight Experiment, which entails instal...

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07:00
Opinion: How soon is too soon for an Apple Watch 2?

Apple’s upcoming retail overhaul for displaying the Watch

A lot of my techie friends are saying that the entry priced-Apple Watch Sport will be their pick next month, and not because of the exterior look. The theory is that Sport is the cheapest way to experience Apple’s new product category in 2015, and since the second-gen Apple Watch will inevitably be upgraded, why pay a premium this year for nicer materials such as stainless steel and sapphire glass?

Despite the Apple Watch’s desire to marry jewelry with technology, it hasn’t lost the baggage gadgets carry, namely the reality that they’ll be outdated and replaced in a relatively short period of time. If the Apple Watch evolves anything like the original iPad did when it became the iPad 2, the differences could be dramatic.

Personally, when...

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07:00
Drexel University installs iPad rental vending...

This is pretty cool. Drexel University has installed an iPad rental vending machine that can be accessed by university students and neighboring residents. Students must present their ID while non-students take out an iPad with a valid Library of Philadelphia card. The rental period lasts four hours, and all data entered by the customer is expunged when the device is returned. 

Our take on the news

When I was in college, the school referred to its library as the "media center." I thought it was a silly name, but today I realize just how prescient a decision it was. Today, I love to...

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06:48
The do’s and don’ts of making a video trailer for...

If you are building an app, you are going to want to build an app trailer. App Annie offers some useful advice, worth the read.

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06:45
NHS vehicles trial tech that turns traffic lights...

Traffic lights are a pet peeve for many city-dwelling drivers. You'll be running late for a meeting, but all of your attempts to make up the time are thwarted by successive red lights. Bad luck on the road can be particularly problematic for ambulanc...

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06:38
What happens when you try to Photoshop money

Turns out Photoshop has a built in money detector. Read on for the details.

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06:35
Following his stolen iPhone all the way to China

Matt Stopera’s iPhone was stolen in a bar in New York City. This is the crazy story of him tracking down the phone – All the way to China!

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06:34
Georgia wants EV owners to pay for saving the planet

Climate change is still a real, looming threat, so you'd think that getting people using electric cars would be a vital project to safeguard the future. Unfortunately, the state of Georgia is so broke that it's not only pulling its electric vehicle s...

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06:31
Expanded Google ARC project brings Android apps to...

Google this week expanded its beta App Runtime for Chrome (ARC) project, enabling Android apps to run not just in Chrome OS but also on Mac, Windows, and Linux computers, with some basic limitations.

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06:28
Speedy file transfers using IP over Thunderbolt

Plenty of ways to transfer files between computers, but thought this approach was worth knowing about: Dan Moren, writing for Six Colors, walks you through the process of direct file transfer using IP via Thunderbolt cable.

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06:09
Five years ago today: A look back at the original...

Rene Ritchie, writing for iMore, takes a look back at the iPad launch, first impressions, and impact.

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06:00
You Should Play: Solve a mystery in an epic game of...

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

The Trace starts out like all good murder mysteries do: You play Baltimore police detective Sam Pearce, investigating an apparent suicide that turns out to be a murder. You’re aided by your lab partner, Alex, who checks in occasionally via phone, and a forensic flashlight that you can use to examine objects for clues, such as blood, fibers, and fingerprints. As you discover clues, you start to piece together a larger web of questions, which ends up leading you to the answer of whodunit?

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06:00
Inside the UK's first dedicated eSports arena

The sound of gunfire echoes across the room, followed by an approving roar from the crowd. A five-man team called "Ninjas in Pyjamas" has taken the lead and fans can hardly contain their excitement. Another counter-terrorist suddenly drops to the flo...

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05:48
Opinion: Will Apple’s streaming music service mean I...

I was an early adopter of digital music (you hide your surprise well). I bought my first mp3 player in 1998, some three years before the first iPod. It cost a silly amount of money and stored exactly one album at a time in its 64MB (not GB) of flash memory.

Me being me, I went through a few different generations of mp3 player before Apple completely changed the game with the iPod. Ironically, by adopting a less sophisticated technology–a hard drive in place of flash memory–Apple created a far better product. One that allowed us to carry around 80 albums at a time. I bought one the day it went on sale, having by then finished ripping all my CDs to mp3.

When the 160GB iPod came out in 2007, I again bought one immediately. That was large enough to hold my entire music collection at the time. I not only carried it everywhere with me, I also plugged it into my hifi at home and to the AUX socket of my car stereo....

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05:42
'Grand Theft Auto V' at 60 frames per...

I know, I know: The PC version of Grand Theft Auto V seems like it's been delayed at least a dozen times, but maybe the snazzy new 1080p, 60FPS trailer below will help heal those old wounds. Predictably, it looks gorgeous and should give the PC maste...

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05:36
AppleInsider podcast discusses supposed 'iPhone...

This week's all-new AppleInsider podcast is now available to download and subscribe in iTunes or SoundCloud. We discuss the leaked part for supposed upcoming 4-inch "iPhone 6c," Force Touch technology in the iPhone, Mikey reviews 'Becoming Steve Jobs', Tidal streaming music service, Amazon Dash, and Microsoft's Surface 3.

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05:00
The Apple Watch as Bullsh*t Filter? We Can Only Hope


In "iPhone Killer: The Secret History of the Apple Watch," David Pierce doesn't reveal any serious secrets -- because Apple never does -- but he does illuminate the early days of the Apple Watch, centering on an interview with Kevin Lynch, Apple's vice president of technology. It's an interesting read for sure -- an easy recommend for any Apple enthusiast. And the most interesting "secret?" The Apple Watch was created as a bullsh*t filter designed to save the world from the tyranny of iPhones. No kidding.

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05:00
The Week in iOS Apps: More from Marvel

More from Marvel

This week’s roundup of apps includes a new “brawler” game featuring the greatest heroes in the Marvel universe. Plus: Games, photo apps, and more.

Automatic

Automatic improves your driving experience by taking data transmitted from a sensor installed in your vehicle and displaying it on your iPhone. Its latest update lets you use and collect the car’s data even if you don’t bring the phone with you; next time you do bring the phone, you’ll be able to download the distance, fuel efficiency, duration and more data. 

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04:48
Megawatt electric race car chases prestigious...

Think Tesla's top-of-the-line, dual-motor-equipped P85D electric car is fast? Think again. Drive eO, an electric and hybrid car specialist in Latvia, is developing a one megawatt electric race car to take on the prestigious Pikes Peak International H...

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04:00
How to solve the five biggest Messages and FaceTime...

Apple’s messaging system works brilliantly—most of the time. So, when something goes wrong, it’s easy to become frustrated. Shouldn’t these things just work?

To understand FaceTime and Messages on their own, it helps to understand how these services work together. To start, there’s Messages—the OS X and iOS hub for instant messaging platforms, iMessages, and SMS-based text messages. Within Messages, you’ll also find your iMessage conversations, the text-like messages that replace standard SMS texts when you’re messaging between Apple devices. Finally, there’s FaceTime, an OS X and iOS app that handles real-time video chatting. (FaceTime replaced iChat on the Mac a few years ago.)

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03:55
Filmmakers hack drone to carry 1,000 fps 4K camera

There are 4K cameras and drones, and then there's the Phantom Flex4K and the Aerigon drone --products that top the bad-assery charts in both categories. Drone cinematography outfit Brain Farm decided to pair them up, resulting in a video exactly as i...

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03:44
iPad turns 5: What Apple's tablet has meant to...

The iPad was rumored long before it was announced—luckily the one about it costing $1,000 wasn’t true—but even after Steve Jobs walked us through its apps and features, we still didn’t get it, not exactly. People said it was just a big iPod touch. Those people were wrong.

Once the first iPad shipped April 3, 2010, it quickly became clear: the iPad is a game-changer. It wasn’t the first tablet, but it was the first one that really mattered to the world, and the rest of the industry has been trying to catch up ever since—for five years and counting.

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03:03
Snapchat transparency report shows cops don't...

Snapchat's spent the better part of the last year doing its best to dispel the notion that it's just an insecure way of letting people see your genitals. It's already started to refashion itself as a media platform and a money wire service, but now t...

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Thursday April 2

20:04
Apple Watch uses Force Touch to change animated...

Week four of Christy Turlington Burns' Apple Watch diary finds the supermodel in California, where she reveals a few more tidbits about the device's user interface and how it keeps her motivated.

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19:17
Bloomberg: Samsung to produce Apple’s A9 chip for...

Bloomberg reports that Samsung has signed on to provide A9 chips to Apple for the next-generation iPhone. Apple moved to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) in 2013 for its processors, looking to reduce its reliance on Samsung, who is a major competitor in the smartphone space and a legal foe. With that said, it was reported last September that Samsung was still supplying 40 percent of the A8 chips found in the iPhone 6 despite Apple’s attempt to part ways.

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18:17
Samsung reportedly wins contract to supply 'A9...

A report on Thursday once again affirms rumors that Apple is contracting Samsung to manufacture A-series processors expected for inclusion in next-generation iPhone handsets.

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17:00
Today in the App Store -- Waze, A Day In The Woods...

Here are some of the best free apps, app updates and new apps that have landed in the App Store recently. Today's notable apps include a discount on The Minims - A New Beginning, the new A Day In The Woods game and an update to Waze . All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can.

iOS Apps Now Free

Quiet, Please! [Now free, down from $0.99] After an annoying day at school, you just want some peace and quiet. But everything at home is so noisy!

Snap Save - save your photos and videos for snapchat free [Now free, down from $2.99] Save your snaps without the other person knowing!

Path Input: Better...

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16:00
The Week in iPhone Cases: A Qi wireless-charging...

From deep-sea protection to wireless charging

This week’s roundup of new iPhone cases includes a waterproof case from Livelloo, a folio with built-in storage from Urban Armor Gear, and extra battery power from Unu.

Livelloo

Planning a summer diving or snorkeling trip? You’ll need your iPhone to take pics, but make sure you pick out a good waterproof case first. The Mermaid 5 (iPhone 5/5s; $80) is guaranteed by the manufacturer to be waterproof up to 80 feet while still giving you full access to all of the iPhone’s camera functions.

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15:00
AWT News Update: April 2, 2015

New apps, software updates, vending machines and fast Internet are all in the news today on the AWT News Update:

  • Adobe releases a new app - Adobe Slate - for iPad
  • Microsoft Outlook for iOS received an update providing some features that should make corporate users of the app happy
  • Drexel University creates a vending machine for lending iPads to students and local residents
  • Comcast announces that it will begin rolling out 2 Gbps broadband to homes in the Atlanta area next month

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14:47
Drexel University installs iPad rental vending...

Philadelphians living near Drexel University can now rent one of a dozen iPads thanks to a new vending machine installed at the school's Dana and David Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships.

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14:30
Ultrabook Plus: The 2015 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro...


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The 2015 MacBook Air is a bit out-of-step with the times, but the 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro doesn't have that problem yet. Its design is just a couple of years old, and it still makes a strong case for itself next to the MacBook Air and the MacBook Air-alikes that dominate the market for high-end 13-inch laptops.

We've already compared the Air and the Pro head-to-head, but today we're taking some time to talk about the Pro by itself. The design is the same as last year's, and it picks up only a handful of truly new features—Thunderbolt 2 and improved 4K support are probably the biggest ones. Between the performance improvements...

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14:26
Discrimination double standard

Liz Gannes:

A who’s who of leaders from companies such as Yelp, Square, Twitter, Lyft, Airbnb, eBay, PayPal and others signed their names to a petition today urging legislatures to forbid discrimination or denial of services to anyone, saying, “Discrimination is bad for business.” Petition leader Max Levchin, a PayPal co-founder and currently CEO of finance startup Affirm, told Re/code: “I am asking all CEOs to evaluate their relationships and investments in states that do not specifically protect LGBT people from discrimination.”

That’s great and even admirable, except that here on the home front, Silicon Valley has its own very obvious discrimination problems. Gender is a big one. Race is another.

Good read.

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14:11
Microsoft debuts Office Lens for iPhone, OmniFocus 2...

Microsoft on Thursday released a new scanning app for the iPhone, Office Lens, while Omni Group's OmniFocus 2 has become a universal title on iOS, eliminating the need for separate iPhone and iPad downloads of the professional task manager.

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14:10
Drexel University installs iPad vending machine to...

Drexel University and the Free Library of Philadelphia are introducing what might be one of the first vending machines that lends out iPads to both students and local residents. The self-serve kiosk is located at the university and holds a dozen iPads that students and locals can checkout using their Free Library of Philadelphia card or Drexel student ID:

Residents of Philadelphia’s Mantua and Powelton Village neighborhoods bordering Drexel’s campus will be able to use their Free Library of Philadelphia card to sign out an iPad...

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13:40
Samsung Galaxy S6: If Looks Could Kill


Samsung's upcoming pair of flagship smartphones are distinguished by their form factors. The Galaxy S6 edge is almost identical to the $650 Galaxy S6, but, for an additional $100, users get a display that spills over its sides, allowing notifications to appear along its marquee-like edges, without rousing the handset's display in full. Reviews of the S6 and S6 edge have been warm all around, holding true to a trend that's been going on for several Galaxy releases.

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13:23
4 handy options for adding storage to your iPhone or...

Part of breaking free from using a dedicated computer is figuring out a storage solution. Apple’s made it a tad easier by doubling the second and third tier storage levels of recent iOS devices to 64GB and 128GB respectively. That’s better than the paltry 16GB entry-level models, but when you look at using an iPad as your only computer, even 128GB might not be enough.

Luckily, there are accessories and storage solutions for iOS devices that make increasing storage easy and inexpensive. I took a look at a few different options, mixing wireless storage with devices that connect to Apple’s Lightning port.

Having never used a portable storage solution in any capacity, I wasn’t sure what to expect. But at the end of it all, I was pleasantly surprised.

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13:14
Apple ranks 8th on list of companies with most...

Apple last year placed eighth in a list of companies granted the most mobile patents, above most of the industry but below some of its chief rivals, a new market report revealed on Thursday.

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12:57
Sorry, Tidal: Why I'm waiting for Apple to...

The new generation of music fans buys an album once or twice a year, usually from artists who withheld their latest releases from Spotify (Beyoncé, I’m looking at you). They have no use for a giant library of songs, preferring to build varied playlists and move on to the next big thing when it strikes. I am one of these people. 

Artists finally understand this new breed of listener, which is why they’re joining forces to promote new(ish) streaming service Tidal. Hip-hop icon Jay Z acquired Tidal’s parent company, Aspiro, for $56.2 million last month and relaunched the streaming service in the States on Monday with a little help from wife Beyoncé and pals like Rihanna, Madonna, Coldplay, and Deadmau5. Jay’s pitch to artists is simple: You’ll get more money from Tidal streams than Spotify ones.

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12:53
External Link: Comcast Introducing 2 Gbps Internet...

Feeling the pressure from Google Fiber and others, Comcast has announced that it will be rolling out a new 2 Gbps fiber-optic Internet service in Atlanta next month. Comcast said that it plans to expand the service as quickly as possible, covering 18 million American homes by the end of 2015. The company is also planning a 1 Gbps service for 2016, which it said should be available to almost every customer.

 

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12:30
Throwback Thursday: "High capacity storage...

Ahhh, those were the days. If your wallet was full of cash or you had a decent amount of available credit on your credit card, you could pick up one of these babies -- a "ten plus megabyte" Macbottom hard drive for your Mac 128K or 512K. All you had to do is call 1-800-MACBUTT (I am not making this up) to order one.

CLICK TO EXPAND PICTURE. FROM OCTOBER 1985 ISSUE OF MACUSER MAGAZINE

Not only did this device offer tons of storage, but it was faster than a floppy drive. You either plugged it into your printer or modem port, and it would load your favorite business apps in minutes! Macbottom sat right under your Mac, foreseeing today's products like the NewerTechnology miniStack Max that sits under a Mac mini. And it only weighed "less than five pounds"!

While I wasn't able to find a price tag for one of these drives anywhere in the October 1985 MacUser that this ad came from (it was...

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12:19
Review: Incipio’s offGRID Shine expands iPhone 6...

Apple’s lack of interest in releasing official iPhone 6 docks has created an opportunity for third-party product developers, notably including HiRise maker Twelve South and battery case maker Mophie, which is rolling out iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus versions of its Juice Pack Dock. Incipio has decided to join the pack with its own options: the offGRID Dock ($40) and several new offGRID battery cases, starting with...

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12:00
Twitterrific 5.10 for iPhone adds muting, muffling,...

The workers at the Iconfactory have released Twitterrific 5.10 for iPhone (free with in-app purchases) with some very nice new features, including drafts, muffle and mute. 

Drafts

I'm liking drafts a whole lot. To send a tweet to your drafts library, simply tap "close" after composing it, and then hit "Save Draft." When you're ready to publish, tap the paper icon at the bottom of the compose window to flip it over and reveal your list of drafts. From here you've got two options. 

The Copy Drafts button will puts the saved tweet into the current compose field and copies it to the clipboard. The other button moves the draft to the compose field, deleting it from your drafts queue. Note that the former method keeps your draft in the queue while the latter deletes it. If there's a message that you'll re-use...

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11:59
Apple pushes sixth OS X 10.10.3 beta to developers...

As Apple continues to refine the next update to its desktop operating system, the company seeded a sixth pre-release version of OS X 10.10.3 to developers and members of the OS X public beta program on Thursday.

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11:19
Apple releases OS X 10.10.3 build 14D130a for public...

Three days after the last release, Apple has seeded an updated build of the OS X 10.10.3 software update for Mac. The new build ranks in at 14D130a, just a few steps above the 14D127 build released at the start of the week, for both developers and public beta testers. The update measures in at 1.52GB and highlights stability and security improvements.

The new version of OS X Yosemite includes the all-new Photos for Mac app, new and diverse emoji characters, improved login for Google accounts, and...

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11:09
Envisioning Apple’s next-gen Watch: new materials,...

Will the first generation Apple Watch become collectible? Or will your shiny new Apple Watch go the way of old iPhones and iPads in a year or two when the upgrade to a newer, likely more feature-filled model proves too hard to resist?

If Apple follows the release cycles of its other products, the Apple Watch could see at least a minor refresh every year and perhaps even a larger overhaul every other year, much like we see with Apple’s iPhones and iPads.

What might Apple’s second and third-generation Apple Watch collections look like? And what will that mean for owners of the current collection?

With a lot of help from our friend Antonio De Rosa of...

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11:01
External Link: Lisa Jackson on Apple and Renewable...

Lisa Jackson, former head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and current Apple VP of Environmental Initiatives sat down with the Wall Street Journal to discuss Apple’s commitment to renewable energy. While Apple is working to make all of its U.S. interests run on renewable power, there’s much to be done overseas, where most of Apple’s products are manufactured.

 

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10:58
First look: Office Lens scans documents and...

For a world going paperless, there’s still an awful lot of paper around. And when you’re in a meeting with a group of people, scribbling ideas and diagrams on a whiteboard is still more efficient than trying to collaborate on one computer.

But when it’s time to actually do work with all that paper and all those whiteboard images, Microsoft has a new way to get them into your computer and ready to edit in the Office apps you use every day. It’s called Office Lens, and it launched Thursday for the iPhone.

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10:30
Twitter's Periscope tackles interface and bug...

Twitter today released its first update to Periscope, solving a variety of early glitches and interface issues, while Google upgraded its Waze navigation app to be faster and offer several new features, such as a traffic bar.

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10:30
Hands-on: Adobe Slate takes another stab at “visual...

Adobe just launched a new iPad app that aims to make anyone feel like a magazine editor.

It’s called Adobe Slate, and it offers a way to mash up words and pictures into slick-looking stories for the web. Slate automates things like animations and transitions, and purposely limits control over fonts and formatting, so that anyone can make a good-looking story with no design know-how.

The end-result is a webpage, hosted by Adobe, that automatically formats itself to fit any screen size. (Here’s an example.) Slate is available now as a free app for the iPad.

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10:00
Update to popular Scanbot app adds two powerful...

With as many apps as I have on my iPhone 6 Plus, I usually put them all in nicely arranged folders. There's an exception, though -- Scanbot (free with in-app purchases) always remains on my Home screen because I use it constantly. It was just a year ago that the app was launched, and the developers announced that over 1.75 million people have now downloaded Scanbot. Today the app received an update to version 3.7, and the developers added some extremely powerful integrations to the mix as well.

The free Scanbot Standard app added integrations to Slack and Wunderlist. That first integration will be extremely useful to those of us here at Apple World Today, as we use Slack as our team collaboration app. The update allows scans to be uploaded to conversations and...

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09:21
Rumor: Apple asking TV networks to pick up...

Apple may be asking other parties to pick up the tab when it comes to handling the costs and responsibilities of its proposed streaming video service.

Apple, in turn, will provide the content.

Industry executives have indicated that Apple has asked the TV networks to take on both the cost and responsibility of running Apple’s proposed streaming services which Apple would like to launch next fall.

This isn’t entirely new, as many networks and services work with content delivery networks and other providers for such tasks.

Streaming costs aren’t known to be prohibitively expensive, which is what’s...

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09:16
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09:10
Wired chronicles the history and development of the...

Ahead of the Apple Watch debut later this month, Wired's David Pierce interviewed Apple's Kevin Lynch, who left Adobe in 2013 and joined the Cupertino company. The long-form article doesn't focus on Lynch exclusively; rather it chronices the history and development of the Apple Watch.

In his conversation, Lynch reveals that Apple developed the Watch to solve a problem it created with the iPhone -- too much time interacting with a phone and not enough undistracted time with other people.

“We’re so connected, kind of ever-presently, with technology now,” Lynch says. “People are carrying their phones with them and looking at the screen so much.” They’ve glared down their noses at those who bury themselves in their phones at the dinner table and then absentmindedly thrust hands into their own pockets at every ding or buzz. “People want that level of engagement,” Lynch says. “But how do we provide it in a way...

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09:02
Apple's iPhone grows to 27.6% of Chinese...

The iPhone's share of the Chinese smartphone market rose to a new all-time high of 27.6 percent in a three-month period ending in February, driven primarily by sales of the iPhone 6, according to industry research data published on Thursday.

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09:00
Microsoft brings its OneNote scanner to the iPhone...



Microsoft is bringing its OneNote scanner app called Office Lens to the iPhone after first launching on Windows Phone a year ago. Office Lens is similar to other on-the-go scanner apps letting you use your iPhone camera to capture information from receipts, documents, and other information around you. Office Lens is different, however, because it’s connected directly with OneNote, Microsoft’s cloud-syncing notebook service.

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08:52
KGI: 4 inch iPhone ‘unlikely’ for 2015, Force Touch...

In a new report from KGI’s Ming-Chi Kuo, the analyst claims that a new four inch iPhone is unlikely for 2015. This contradicts some recent reports and supposed 4-inch ‘6C’ case leaks, but KGI is generally more reliable than other analysts. We would still be wary of any such predictions however, given that mass production of iPhone models will not be started for a few months giving plenty of time for Apple to change plans.

KGI also notes that whilst the next-generation 4.7 and 5.5 inch iPhones will feature pressure-sensitive Force Touch technology, it will work differently to what customers will see in the Apple Watch, new MacBook and updated 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro...

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08:40
Rumor: Apple to bring Force Touch components, other...

Apple may be bringing its Force Touch technology to the next generation of iPhones along with other changes.

A recent source has indicated that Apple partner TPK could be the sole supplier of force sensing components for the iPhone 6S Plus and Apple Watch. If true, it’s estimated that the parts could increase the cost of the 6s Plus by US$13 to US$14, compared to the US$4 to US$5 it is believed to cost for each Apple Watch.

Such a move would follow Apple’s current practice of integrating more advanced technology in the larger iPhone. The iPhone 6 Plus boasts an optically-stabilized camera, an option that the smaller iPhone 6...

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08:37
Skype iOS app adding language support for Vietnamese...

Skype is about to add support for 12 new languages to its iOS app in an update arriving over the next week.

The new languages include Croatian, Slovak, Catalan, Vietnamese, Thai, Hindi, Greek, Hungarian, Indonesian, Malay, Turkish, and Estonian.

The update follows version 5.11 released last month with language support for Czech, Romanian and Ukrainian.

The new Skype app, version 5.12, will be available on the App Store sometime in the coming week.

Skype’s Qik iPhone app is also receiving an update today:

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08:15
Apple modeling Apple Watch try-on/appointment...

The scheduling and appointment-based changes that seem to be effective for the Genius Bar will apparently be used for Apple Watch try-ons and appointments.

Recently, sources have indicated that Apple will be focusing on appointments to try on and view the Apple Watch upon its release later this month. These changes, which are similar to those that have been implemented at the Genius Bar (wherein the Genius Bar will handle walk-in appointments by taking a customer’s cell phone number, encouraging them to walk around and then texting updates as to their waiting times), will also be used for Apple Watch customers.

Interestingly, Apple Watch...

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07:53
Force Touch for iPhone expected to bring about most...

Apple may name this year's iPhone upgrade the "iPhone 7," instead of the "iPhone 6s," because the addition of Force Touch input will represent such a significant change to the user interface, according to one well-connected insider.

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07:47
Even the Apple Watch was searching for a problem to...

When Apple started dreaming up a smartwatch in 2011, it didn’t know exactly why people would need such a thing.

The actual problem that the Apple Watch will try to solve—saving us from staring at our phones all the time—was determined later in the development process, according to an exclusive Wired story that interviews key Apple personnel.

The story points out that Jony Ive, Apple’s senior vice president of design, first thought about a watch in October 2011, after Steve Jobs died. He then took the idea to Alan Dye, head of Apple’s human interface group, along with others in the company’s design studio, which at the time was designing iOS 7.

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07:45
Review: Buying a contract free, certified used Apple...

Apple and most third-party vendors charge a hefty sum for a new, out-of-the-box iPhone, especially an unlocked model, but there is an alternative in the form of resale services such as Gazelle, which AppleInsider recently put to the test by ordering an iPhone 6.

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07:30
TrueCrypt cryptographic audit turns up little to fear

Most desktop cryptography relies on software created and maintained by corporations, often (not always) based on open standards, but requiring a level of trust in that firm’s ability to resist government efforts to weaken it as well as believing they can validate and audit their own code well enough to find and then repair serious flaws.

Open-source projects, whether in the world of free software or other license structures, supposedly had the advantage that anyone could examine the code for flaws or injections.

That’s turned out not to be the case, but things are getting better.

Truly cryptic

TrueCrypt is open-source virtual and full-disk encryption software that remains the only viable multiplatform option one could recommend that wasn’t tied to a company. The independent project was developed by anonymous programmers for a decade; they still aren’t identified. It works in Windows XP and later,...

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07:23
Rumor: Apple may limit Force Touch to the next-gen...

If Apple's pressure-sensing Force Touch technology does make its way to the next generation of iPhones, a new report from Taiwan suggests that it may be exclusive to the so-called "iPhone 6s Plus."

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07:09
Microsoft updates Outlook for iOS with new address...

The busy iOS developers at Microsoft have released an update to Outlook that features a new address book and improvements to calendar. 

First off, the People section now displays all contacts, not just the top few. Those who use Office 365 or Exchange Server at work can now search the global address list from the app. 

Meanwhile, the calendar now offers a three-day view in landscape mode and an improved day picker. Additionally, you can now easily remove cancelled appointments. 

Go and grab it and enjoy the newness now.

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07:00
Review: Griffin’s iTrip Bluetooth adds wireless...

Twelve years have passed since Griffin released its first iTrip, a breakthrough FM transmitter that enabled iPods to send music wirelessly to car and home stereos. The original model, a glossy white housing that sat atop early iPods like a tube of Chapstick, effectively defined iPod accessories for an entire generation of early adopters. And it was fun, too: using an radio antenna and brilliant software, iTrip could flood an empty FM radio channel with iPod music, acting like a pocket-sized pirate radio station.

Everything changed when the FCC cracked down on FM transmitters, forcing reductions in broadcasting power that made iTrips (and numerous competitors) sound staticky, reducing their appeal. Around the same time, Apple and car companies transitioned to better-...

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06:31
Apple Watch designers detail years of research and...

The Apple Watch underwent many iterations and refinements before its designers felt it would be comfortable to use on the wrist, including over a year of adjustments on the Taptic Engine alone, according to a new profile published on Thursday.

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06:22
Apple camera patent would allow high-resolution...

If you were wondering why Apple has ignored the megapixel race and stuck to a modest 8MP camera in its latest iPhones when almost every other manufacturer is cramming in as many pixels as physically possible, it’s all about image quality. While more pixels allow you to blow up photos to larger sizes, that comes at a cost. Squeezing more pixels into a tiny sensor means more noise, reducing quality, especially in low-light situations like bars and parties.

A clever patent granted today could allow future iPhones to have the best of both worlds, allowing higher-...

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06:11
External Link: Stolen iPhone Turns BuzzFeed Writer...

Matt Stopera’s iPhone was stolen at a bar in New York City. Whatever. A year later, photos from a guy in China start appearing in his iCloud photo stream. OK, that’s weird. Then he writes an article about it on BuzzFeed, and his story goes viral. In China. Now it’s getting stranger by the minute. Finally, he travels to China to meet the guy who ended up with his phone. That’s where it becomes truly insane, but also turns into a lovely tale of friendship across language and cultural barriers. Read it now, or if you’re really busy, you can wait for the movie. Yes, the movie.

 

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06:00
First look: Adobe Slate for iPad is an easy-to-use...

Building on a growing base of mobile creativity app offerings, Adobe on Thursday launched Slate, an iPad-only tool that lets users construct and publish online visually striking presentations, newsletters, reports and more.

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06:00
Adobe Slate lets you publish magazine-like stories...

Adobe is out today with its latest app for content creators on the iPad. The new Adobe Slate app is available for free and joins the similar Voice app Adobe launched last May. Where Adobe Voice focused on using the iPad and later the iPhone for story telling with the spokenword backed by visual elements, the new Adobe Slate app pairs text with fluid and customizable attractive layouts that look great whether you’re a designer or not.

Adobe Slate lets you publish written word around the web with rich design helping to tell your story. A story published by the app is called a Slate.

While a Slate is created from the iPad, anyone...

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05:35
External Link: Behind the Scenes of the Apple Watch

David Pierce of Wired offers an exclusive inside look at the development of the Apple Watch. While the watch was Apple SVP of Design Jony Ive’s vision, it was Kevin Lynch, Adobe’s former CTO who publicly battled Steve Jobs over Flash, who made it a product. The concept behind the Apple Watch is an interesting one: the iPhone is ruining your life, and it’s the Apple Watch’s mission to separate you from your phone. Pierce gives us a look at the Apple Watch’s rough beginnings, such as the original velcro strap, and a digital crown dongle created for the iPhone. It took more than a year for the Apple Watch team to perfect its sounds and taps to Jony Ive’s satisfaction.

 

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05:28
European antitrust authorities investigating Apple’s...

Apple’s planned rebranding and relaunch of the Beats streaming music service has not had the easiest of rides. The launch, initially planned for earlier this year, was delayed by the departure of key execs and difficulties integrating Beats and Apple technologies. A planned $5/month price-point had to be abandoned in favor of an attempt at $7.99/month when music labels wouldn’t play ball, and that too now looks increasingly unlikely even though Google Play offered...

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05:05
EU scrutinizing record labels over potential deals...

With Apple expected to rebrand and relaunch its acquired Beats Music service this summer, the company has already come under the watchful eye of the European Union, which has begun probing the company's plans even before the product is made official.

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05:00
Obama Draws Cyber Line in Sand


President Barack Obama on Wednesday signed an executive order that gives the Secretary of Treasury the authority to impose sanctions on entities found responsible for or complicit in carrying out a cyberattack harmful to U.S. interests. The Secretary of Treasury will have to consult with the Secretary of State and the Attorney General before enacting the powers granted under the order. "Starting today, we're giving notice to those who pose significant threats to our security or economy," said Obama.

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04:45
Like all mobile wallets before it, Apple Pay...

A recent study published by market research company Phoenix Marketing International found that 47 percent of all Apple Pay users shopping in a participating store were not able to use Apple Pay to complete a transaction at least once.

The finding reflects one of the biggest stumbling blocks that Apple Pay and its competitors face in trying to get people to adopt mobile payments—the fact that no payment platform can control the experience a customer has when they walk into a brick-and-mortar store.

Phoenix surveyed 3,000 people about their smartphone shopping habits. 523 of those were iPhone 6 users (currently the only model on which Apple Pay works), 350 were Apple Pay adopters (linking a card to the service), and 302 had made a purchase at least once in the four months since Apple Pay was introduced in late October.

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04:33
Apple Watch graces cover of Canada's '...

Academy Award nominated actress Hailee Steinfeld wears an Apple Watch Sport on the latest cover of popular Canadian fashion magazine Flare, in the latest cover story for Apple's soon-to-launch wearable.

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03:30
The plying game: An inside look at the voracious,...

Reviews are the lifeblood of online sales—as buyers, we rely heavily on the opinions of others to help inform our decisions. Sure, we research potential purchases first, but ultimately the one- to five-star ratings beside the things we want to buy are often the final arbiters over whether we add something to our carts or move along.

When it comes to the App Store, that rudimentary rating system is taken to the utmost degree. Our window to buy is often measured in seconds, and the majority of our purchases are based on impulse rather than need. Even if you’re looking for a specific kind of game or utility, the star rating holds a disproportionate amount of weight, especially when the app you’re considering is sandwiched between a dozen search results. Few of us do a much comparison shopping before we settle on which “Get” button to tap, so we place a great deal of trust in the cumulative score reflecting prior users’ level of satisfaction.

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03:03
Apple invention details single-sensor, multi-lens...

An Apple patent filing published Thursday describes a mechanism capable of directing light from two apertures onto a single image sensor, facilitating smaller iPhone form factors while ensuring identical image quality from both front- and rear-facing cameras.

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