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Wednesday September 23

Netflix knows the episodes that make you binge-watch...

Viewers were hooked on to Breaking Bad long before Walter White became Heisenberg. According to a Netflix data analysis, the second episode, where Walt and Jesse flipped a coin to see who would kill Krazy 8, turned viewers into fans. The on-demand...

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Kids prefer to play games on mobile devices over...

You may have fond memories of playing games on the family TV as a kid, but the next generation might not feel the same way. The NPD Group has published a report showing that more 2- to 17-year-olds in the US are playing games on phones and tablets...

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Facebook's 360-degree videos bring immersive...

Always trying new things to improve your News Feed browsing, Facebook now supports more immersive videos. The social network announced that 360 video will begin rolling out to that portion of the site today. Right now, they're only viewable on the...

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Apple Car Talk Starts Making Sense

The Apple car rumor gained some legs this week with a report that brings some interesting new insight. Though a bit shy on verifiable details -- it cites unnamed people familiar with Apple's plans and vaguely refers to people inside Apple -- the report suggests the company will triple its current 600-person team to 1,800 people as it ramps up its car development effort, code-named "Titan." Previous Apple car reports have linked Apple's hiring of automobile experts to Titan, with some assuming Apple even poached Tesla employees.

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Spotify creates playlists based on what your friends...

It's tough to create a playlist that your friend or partner will enjoy just as much as you do, especially if your tastes don't quite sync up. How are you going to reconcile your fondness for tender folk music with your pal's addiction to drum-and-b...

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Apple releases iOS 9.0.1 with fixes for setup...

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We're just a week out from the public release of iOS 9, and the operating system is already getting its first update. iOS 9.0.1 is primarily focused on fixing small-but-annoying bugs in the OS.

According to the release notes, the update fixes a problem where some users couldn't complete the setup assistant process after upgrading. Issues that would keep alarms and timers from going off, distort paused video in Safari and Photos, and break custom APN settings installed via profiles have also been fixed.

We've gotten some notes from readers about the setup assistant bug. After updating to iOS 9, some users who tried to press "continue" to walk through the assistant had their iDevices lock up and get stuck in a loop. If you have a device that's acting this way, you ought to be able to download and install the update...

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∞ The Deck and ad tracking on The Loop

I’ve been asked about ad tracking on The Loop quite a bit since iOS 9 and its content blockers were released. I use The Deck to serve ads on the site, and have for the last few years. Jim Coudal, the owner of The Deck, and I share a philosophy that ads should be unobtrusive and respectful to the reader.

Here is The Deck’s official stance on ad tracking (spoiler: there is none):

Short version. We don’t track our readers in any way or allow any other behind-the-scenes shenanigans. We just serve useful, relevant ads in a simple, unobtrusive way to support independent publishers. Please white-list The Deck when using ad blocking software. Thanks.

We will never share your personal information obtained by tracking, either individually or in aggregate, with advertisers or any one else for one very good reason: we don’t have any.

I understand people are...

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Apple's Tim Cook to meet with Chinese president...

Apple CEO Tim Cook will be among numerous corporate leaders meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday during his first visit to the United States, amid concerns about a troubled Chinese economy and the possibility of a flashpoint over cybersecurity issues.

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T-Mobile undercuts competition with $5-per-month...

Desperate for a new iPhone but have no money to spare? T-Mobile’s got you covered with an iPhone 6s plan that will only cost you $5 a month, or $9 for the larger 6s Plus, if you trade in your current phone.

T-Mobile’s Jump On Demand plan lets you upgrade your phone three times per year for a monthly hardware fee on top of your regular cell phone plan. The carrier had a similar promotion for the last-generation iPhones, but prices started at $15 a month. Sprint’s iPhone upgrade plan starts at $15.

If you don’t have a phone to trade in, you can still sign up for the Jump On Demand upgrade plan for $20 a month. Once the 18-month contract is up, you can pay off the phone for $125 less than retail. For a 16GB iPhone 6s, the total would come to $524.


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Apple posts first maintenance upgrade for iOS 9

Apple has released iOS 9.0.1. It's a maintenance release that addresses several issues, including (per Apple):

° Fixes an issue where some users could not complete setup assistant after updating;

° Fixes an issue where sometimes alarms and timers could fail to play;

° Fixes an issue in Safari and Photos where pausing video could cause the paused frame to appear distorted;

° Fixes an issue where some users with a custom APN setup via a profile would lose cellular data.

iOS 9 can be downloaded free via iTunes or as an over-the-air update through the Software Update function in iOS's Settings app. To install it, you'll need to be using (at least) an iPhone 4s, iPad 2, or fifth-generation iPod touch.

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Apple releases iOS 9.0.1 update

One week ago, Apple released iOS 9 to the general public. On Wednesday, the company released the first update to the operating system, iOS 9.0.1.

According to the release notes, the update contains bug fixes. The note specifically calls out the following:

• Fixes an issue where some users could not complete setup assistant after updating
• Fixes an issue where sometimes alarms and timers could fail to play
• Fixes an issue in Safari and Photos where pausing video could cause the paused frame to appear distorted
• Fixes an issue where some users with a custom APN setup via a profile would lose cellular data

To install the update on your iOS device, launch the Settings app, then tap General > Software Update. You also can update within iTunes with your device connected to your Mac.

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Apple issues second betas of iOS 9.1, tvOS, Xcode 7....

In conjunction with iOS 9.0.1, Apple on Wednesday also released second betas of iOS 9.1 and tvOS to developers for testing ahead of their public launch.

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Apple releases iOS 9.0.1 with minor fixes for alarms...

Just a week after iOS 9 launched to the public, Apple has already followed up with a quick security and maintenance update, addressing a handful of issues that affected the new mobile operating system.

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Apple Fixes Slide to Upgrade Bug in iOS 9.0.1

A small iOS 9.0.1 update addresses a bug that prevented some users from updating to iOS 9.


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Pixelmator releases iOS 9 update with multitasking...

Pixelmator is hands-down one of the best image editing apps for both Mac and iOS. Today, the company released an update to Pixelmator for iOS (version 2.1, US$4.99) that provides support for many of the features built into iOS 9.

To start with, the app now supports multitasking on iOS 9 through Split View and Slide Over on the iPad (see image and video above). There are also Open in Place and Save to Photos capabilities, but one of the big features is the ability for the app to open and edit 8K resolution images -- those images are up to 50 megapixels in size, but the app can handle them with ease on the iPad.

With full iCloud support built into both Pixelmator for iOS 2.1 and Pixelmator for Mac, it's simple to move seamlessly between platforms when editing photos. You can start working on the Mac, then pick up work on the iPad...

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iOS 9 bug prevents auto-lock for devices using...

iOS 9 contains a bug preventing devices with Guided Access on from auto-locking, which could potentially lead to batteries draining and dying for users who rely on the accessibility feature.

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T-Mobile's "Un-CEO" John Legere says...

John Legere, the CEO of T-Mobile USA, announced yesterday that preorders for the iPhone 6s are 30 percent higher than what the carrier saw for the iPhone 6 last year. 

Legere took to Twitter yesterday to announce the new special trade-in plan for folks who want to trade in an iPhone 6 and the a 6s for $5 a month, and threw out that interesting tidbit about preorders in one of the tweets. 

Although Apple is -- as usual -- tight-lipped about the exact sales numbers for the newest iPhones, the two new phones are no longer available for launch-day delivery. If you neglected to preorder and still want one of the new phones, it's time to get over to the nearest Apple Store and camp out until early Friday morning. Carrier stores and some third-party resellers...

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More users, more ads: Instagram hits 400 million...

In just nine months, Instagram wooed 100 million new amateur photographers, bringing its total user base to 400 million. Sure, parent company Facebook still slays with almost 1.5 billion monthly active users, but for a social network, Instagram’s announcement is nothing to sneeze at.


Even more impressive than its swift growth is how international Instagram’s reach is. The network said that 75 percent of its community lives outside the U.S., with more than 50 percent of the newest 100 million users residing in Europe and Asia. This makes Instagram’s places search filter more useful if you’re looking for somewhere specific, or if you’re in the mood to explore, the Trending Places section is full of stunning images from exotic locales.


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Foxconn may buy Sharp's LCD business, with...

Sharp's LCD spinoff may end up in the hands of manufacturing giant Foxconn, thanks to a potential investment by Apple, helping to give the iPhone maker greater control of its sprawling supply chain.

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Microsoft offers subscription-free versions of...

If paying US$7 a month or US$70 a year for an Office 365 subscription to use Office 2016 for Mac isn’t your thing, you can now buy the thing outright.

Microsoft is now offering the Home & Student edition for a one-time fee of US$150, and limits users to one Mac and 15 gigabytes of OneDrive cloud storage, versus the 1 terabyte assigned to 365 subscribers. Users can’t fully unlock the mobile version of Office, and lack other perks like free tech support and Skype minutes.

The Home and Business edition retails for US$230 and includes Outlook.

For Office 2016 for Mac, Microsoft redesigned its apps with new interfaces in line...

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Tip: Simple batch file renames in the Finder

Dan Moren, writing for Six Colors, with a nice tip you might want to bookmark.

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T-Mobile offers a 16GB iPhone 6s for $5 a month with...

With the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus due to arrive Friday, T-Mobile has unveiled an US$5 a month for the iPhone 6s and $9 a month for the iPhone 6s Plus with JUMP! On Demand and trade-in of an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus. Unfortunately, those prices are for the 16GB models, which have a paucity of storage.

T-Mobile’s new pricing builds on the Un-carrier’s $20 a month for a new iPhone 6s 16GB with JUMP! On Demand without a trade-in. Now, your trade-in value for any old phone you own brings that monthly price down to $10 a month with the trade-in of iPhone 5s, Note 5 or Note edge and $15 a month with trade-in of almost any other phone you own like an iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, Galaxy S4, Galaxy S3, HTC M8 and Motorola Droid Turbo. 

T-Mobile customers who have already pre-ordered their new iPhone with trade-in will get the same offer with an upfront bill credit, according to John Legere, president and CEO of T-Mobile...

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Inside iOS 9: Siri brings new smarts to sports,...

With Siri replacing Spotlight in iOS 9, Apple's personal digital assistant has received a new brain that lets her retrieve information sports and weather, find photos, look inside apps, and more.

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Apple Pay users more satisfied than other...

Fifty-one of Apple Pay users are "extremely satisfied," compared to 32 percent of contactless card users who said the same, according to new data from eDigitalResearch. The research group's study shows that over a third (40 percent) of shoppers who have an Apple device have used Apple Pay to pay for goods or services

What's more, 20 percent believe using Apple Pay could encourage them to spend more. According to eDigitalResearch, the spend limit of contactless payments and Apple Pay has increased from US$30.5 to $46 as of Sept. 1, meaning more Apple Pay users could be using their iPhones to make payments. 

According to the UK Card Association during the first half of 2015 customers spent £2.5 billion (approximately US$3.8 billion) in contactless payments meaning that with the rise of spending limits, the UK could be set to start making more contactless payments in the near...

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Fancred's playbook for sports app domination:...

Fancred started out as a social network for sports fans, a place where people could share photos from games and talk some mess about rival teams. But, like Facebook and Twitter when they gathered steam, the 3-year-old platform has bigger ambitions. It wants to be the next global sports media company. That plan starts falling into place on Wednesday, when Fancred adds live-streaming video and real-time game scores to its mobile apps and website—and that’s just the beginning.

Fancred just might be the first sports app with a Periscope-like live-streaming feature. Anyone can broadcast on the app, though there is a 5-minute limit. That cap serves two purposes: It gives the person broadcasting time to...

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T-Mobile CEO says iPhone 6s preorders up 30 percent...

T-Mobile USA has so far seen preorders for the iPhone 6s rise 30 percent higher than those for the iPhone 6 last year, according to CEO John Legere.

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∞ Apple: iPhone pre-orders sold out, but...

Apple (doomed) has officially closed pre-order reservations for the new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. But there’s another path opening up Saturday morning.

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Apple Alerts Developers about Xcode Downloads

In response to the XcodeGhost hack, Apple is encouraging developers to get copies of Xcode directly from the company, and is also providing instructions on how to verify the identity of copies acquired via other methods.


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The Week in iOS Accessories: A new remote for Apple...

A new remote for Apple TV

This week’s roundup includes a new remote that takes advantage of Apple TV’s new capabilities. Siri, are you listening?


The latest version of Apple TV, of course, will include searches using Siri, as well as features that position the machine as a gaming console. The $20 Survivor Play for Siri Remote is built for both purposes, featuring a microphone button that lets you do voice searches, while being made with “impact-absorbing silicone” to take the brunt of gaming uses. No word on when the device will be available for shipping. 

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Apple to officially host Xcode on Chinese servers in...

Downloads of Xcode should become faster for Chinese developers after Apple begins hosting its development software on local servers within the country, the company revealed in an interview with local media this week.

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New iPhones, new behaviors

Ben Bajarin, writing for Tech.pinions, on the wave of changes that came with the new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. The only thing that’s changed is everything. Great read.

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Rene Ritchie’s watchOS 2 review

Everything you might want to know about the new watchOS release.

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How to track your iPhone 6s/6s Plus delivery without...

This is a great tip. You can track your phone “by reference” using the phone number used to place the order.

Read on for details.

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Lucky customer got rose gold iPhone 6s delivered...

Jump to the article for pictures and a bit of 4K video shot with Adrienne’s new lucky phone.

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What Goes Around Comes Around: Russia Gets Hacked

Russia has been a prime suspect in recent cyberattacks launched against U.S. government targets. However, Russia has been poked with the other end of the hacker stick. For more than two months, hacker attacks originating in China have bedeviled Russia's military and telecom sectors, researchers at Proofpoint revealed last week. "We also observed attacks on Russian-speaking financial analysts working at global financial firms and covering telecom corporations in Russia," wrote Thoufique Haq and Aleksy F, authors of the report.

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Macs and iOS devices can listen and talk; one day...

In the long-ago days of 2012, IBM's seventh annual "5 in 5" -- a list of innovations that "have the potential to change the way people work, live and interact during the next five years" — predicted that computers would gain the ability to smell and taste. It hasn't happened yet, but is there a need for your Mac or iOS device to be able to sniff scents?

IBM predicts that tiny sensors embedded in your computer or cell phone will detect if you're coming down with a cold or other illness. By analyzing odors, biomarkers and thousands of molecules in someone's breath, doctors will have help diagnosing and monitoring the onset of ailments such as liver and kidney disorders, asthma, diabetes and epilepsy by detecting which odors are normal and which are not.

Perhaps such tech could some tie in with Apple's Health app and HealthKit software. Currently, the apps are only on iOS devices. But other iOS apps have come to Mac OS...

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Validating the integrity of your copy of Xcode

A few days ago, we posted the story about the XcodeGhost malware that made its way onto the App Store via compromised copies of Xcode.

In response, Apple pulled affected apps from the store and, just as importantly, sent out letters to developers to test their copies of Xcode, to make sure it was indeed a valid copy from Apple.

Here’s how.

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Happy Birthday to… Hold on a sec

Joe Mullin, writing for Ars Technica, presents a story that has been flying around the internet:

More than two years after a documentary filmmaker challenged the copyright to the simple lyrics of the song “Happy Birthday,” a federal judge ruled Tuesday that the copyright is invalid.

But this is not quite a done deal.

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Turntable is a fun 'real (well, kinda) album...

If you longingly remember the heyday of digital albums, you're the person for whom Turntable for Mac. It's a "real album" app for Mac OS X and is available at the Mac App Store for US$14.99. (A demo is available at the product web site.)

It's touted as the first desktop music player ever to present real albums as you have in a physical collection. And to an extent, that's true. Albums and album art play full-screen and wide-screen on your Mac. However, Turntable doesn't replace iTunes; it simply provides a new, colorful interface.

The interface is fun to use. It uses Albums as the main navigation medium. You can scroll through a matte collection of tiled album art. A slider lets you adjust the size of the tiles. If you have a 27-inch iMac, you may want 'em big. If you're on an 11-inch MacBook Air, you'll probably prefer smaller icons.

You can also choose to display...

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Dave’s guest spot on The Committed podcast is now...

Podcasting is a very interesting experience. It’s fun, though a little unnerving. You really have to think on your feet. Ian and Kirk were tremendously welcoming and kind. I hope I didn’t break anything.

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How to set up the Workout app in watchOS 2

Apple has released watchOS 2, the first major software update for the Apple Watch. If you've downloaded it (and you should) and haven't yet tried the Workout app, here's how to set it up:

° Go to the Apple Watch app on your iPhone.

° Select the Health app. Enter your birthday, sex, height and weight.

Next go to the Workout app. 

You can either enable or disable the "Show Goal Metric." When this is enabled, the smartwatch displays distance, calorie or elapsed time metrics numerically instead of via a progress ring during workouts. Personally, I recommend you enable Show Goal Metric.

Next you can enable Power Saving Mode if you wish. When this is on, the Apple Watch conserves battery life by disabling the heart rate sensor during running and walking workouts. When the heart rate sensor is off, calorie burn...

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The best feature of 3D Touch? Trackpad text...

The reviews for the iPhone 6s came out yesterday and it was generally agreed that 3D Touch is a substantial advancement in the iPhone’s UI and interaction experience. However, most reviewers focused on how you can use the pressure-sensitive display to bring up quick actions on the Home Screen or peek at content in apps without navigating all the way in. These […]

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iOS 9 tips: Free Notification Center alerts from app...

Apple's iOS 9 introduces a new Notification Center tweak that allows users to display alerts individually in the order they are received rather than compartmentalizing by app, a change that presents an event "firehose" format common with social media services.

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XcodeGhost apps haunting iOS App Store more numerous...

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Security researchers have both good and bad news about the recently reported outbreak of XcodeGhost apps infecting Apple's App Store. The bad: The infection was bigger than previously reported and dates back to April. The good: Affected apps are more akin to adware than security-invading malware.

"XCodeGhost seems to be far more widespread than initially assumed," researchers from security firm Appthority wrote in a blog post published Monday. "We were able to identify 476 affected apps for our customers from within our...

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The iPhones 6S

The pattern is pretty clear. In even-numbered years (2008, 2010, 2012, 2014) Apple releases all-new iPhone form factors: 3G, 4, 5, 6/6 Plus. In the subsequent years, they release “S” variants: iPhones that look nearly identical to their predecessors, but with improved components.

Why do they do this?

There are some ecosystem advantages to this tick-tock1 schedule. Most iPhone cases, for example, fit both the tick and tock iPhones. (The rare exceptions are certain hard cases with extremely tight tolerances. The iPhones 6S, for example, are both a few tenths of a millimeter bigger, wider, and thicker than their corresponding siblings from last year.) I think there are some branding advantages to this two-year cycle as well. iPhones are iconic devices. The devices themselves are recognizable. Keeping each new form factor around for two model years lets that iconic appearance seep deeper into the mass market...

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T-Mobile trade-in plan offers iPhone 6s from $5 per...

Three days ahead of Apple's big iPhone launch, T-Mobile CEO John Legere announced a promotional payment plan that presents upgrade customers with an opportunity to own a new iPhone 6s for as little as $5 per month.

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T-Mobile offering $5/mo iPhone 6s upgrades with old...

In an effort to compete with Apple’s new iPhone Upgrade Program, T-Mobile today has announced a change to its Jump! On Demand upgrade program to make it even more affordable to get an iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus this Friday. T-Mobile CEO John Legere announced the new plans in a series of tweets, taking […]

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AWT News Update: September 22, 2015

Just three little stories for this last day of summer:

  • Haven't received a shipping notice from Apple about your iPhone 6s/6s Plus? Don't fret, there's a way to check where it is without a tracking number.
  • An indie developer tells you how to wear your Apple Watch almost 24/7
  • The high school senior who owes his life to his Apple Watch gets a call from Tim Cook

The text version is below, the video version will return when Periscope is fixed. 

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Hi, I’m Steve Sande from Apple World Today, and this is the AWT News Update for September 22, 2015. We have a new sponsor this week: Bushel, providing organizations of all sizes with Mobile Device Management tools that are low-cost and easy to use. Learn more at


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Want to use Office on your new iPad Pro? Then you’ll...

The iPad Pro, with its optional stylus and keyboard-cover, should be a fine machine to run Microsoft's Office apps for iOS.

And it probably will be, but there's a catch. The Office apps on the current iPads offer both viewing and editing documents for free. A handful of features require Office 365 subscriptions, available as in-app purchases, but the core editing capabilities are all zero cost.

Install those same apps on the iPad Pro once it arrives in November, however, and all those editing features will go away. Office on the iPad Pro will require an Office 365 subscription for any and all editing.

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Instagram reaches 400 million active users, 80...

Popular image sharing service Instagram today announced that it has grown to have more than 400 million active monthly users, up from 300 million in December of 2014 and double the number it had in March of 2014. Furthermore, Instagram says that more than 80 million photos are shared via the social network every day. […]

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Former GM and BMW Executive Warns Apple: Your Car...

An anonymous reader writes: With rumors that Apple is not only moving ahead on its electric car initiative, but trying to accelerate its development, a former GM and BMW exec is giving a few words of warning. Bob Lutz appeared on CNBC and expressed his doubts that Apple has a fighting chance to make any impact on the auto industry. "And when it comes to actually making cars," Lutz said, "there is no reason to assume that Apple, with no experience, will suddenly do a better job than General Motors, Ford, Volkswagen, Toyota or Hyundai. So I think this is going to be a gigantic money pit, but then it doesn't matter. I mean Apple has an embarrassment of riches, they don't know where to put the cash anymore. So if they burn 30 or 40 billion dollars in the car business, no one's going to notice."


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iPhone 6s + 6s Plus cameras come closer to high-end...

Though the vast majority of advance iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus reviews spoke only superficially about the performance of Apple’s latest cameras, several reviewers have spotlighted major performance improvements over the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus that weren’t obvious from Apple’s marketing materials. Much of the pre-release attention has been focused on Live Photos, […]

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Exploding Chip Could Thwart Cyberthieves

Researchers at Xerox PARC have developed a self-destructing mechanism for microchips embedded on a hardened glass surface. The glass can self-destruct upon command and could be used to secure personal data such as health and banking records. It also can be used to destroy encryption keys stored on memory chips in standard consumer, enterprise and government electronic devices. The research is part of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's Vanishing Programmable Resources project.

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The Week in Mac apps: Free backups for everyone with...

... plus, unlock your Mac using Touch ID or your Apple Watch, and more

In this week’s roundup of new Mac apps, you’ll find a new weather program, a way to keep your data safe without breaking the bank, and a tool that lets you connect to your computer from anywhere.

3DWeather 1.0

Idea2Inspire’s $3 3DWeather (Mac App Store Link) is unlikely to make your days sunnier, but it will certainly give you access to weather in a way you’ve never seen before.

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Apple's Tim Cook offers internship, new iPhone...

Apple CEO Tim Cook is reportedly offering a new iPhone and a 2016 summer internship to a high school student who recently claimed his Apple Watch saved his life.

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Office 2016 for Mac now available outright for $150...

Update (via MacMall has Office Home and Student 2016 for $139.99 ($10 off) or Business for $20  off) with Tax in a few states. After teasing it at the beginning of this year, Microsoft made Office 2016 available for Mac earlier this summer, but only for those that had an Office 365 subscription, which runs […]

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How to track your iPhone 6s or 6s Plus without a...

There’s a trick you can use to stalk your new iPhone’s trek across the globe, even if Apple hasn’t sent you a shipping notification.

First, head to the UPS tracking site. Then, select the box labeled Track by Reference. In the Shipment Reference box type in the phone number tied to your new iPhone.


Find the Shipment Reference box and enter your phone number.

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Office 2016 for Mac now available for $150 without...

PowerPoint for Mac, via Microsoft

For a lot of people in the corporate world, there's no option -- you have to use Microsoft Office. Well, Microsoft has made that a bit easier to swallow with the announcement today that Office 2016 for Mac is finally available as a one-time $149.99 purchase that does not require a subscription to Office 365. The Office Home & Student 2016 edition comes with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote for Mac and can be used on one Mac in a home. 

Requiring OS X Yosemite or later, the standalone version provides offline storage and 15GB of OneDrive cloud storage. It does not come with Outlook, Publisher, Access, tablet or phone support, or the instant updates and technical support that are included in the Office 365 version. 

For $80 more, Office Home & Business 2016 adds Outlook, but that's it. The subscription-based Office 365 Personal costs $69....

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Apple XcodeGhost Malware More Malicious Than...

An anonymous reader writes: Details were scant when Apple confirmed the XcodeGhost malware had infiltrated the iOS App Store. The company didn't say which specific iOS vulnerabilities were exposed and didn't indicate how its iPhone users were affected. However, a Palo Alto Networks security analyst is reporting that XcodeGhost had been used to phish for iCloud passwords, and more specific details are emerging. According to the Networkworld article: "URLs can be sent to the iOS device and opened. This isn't limited to HTTP and FTP URLs, but includes local URLs, such as itunes:// and twitter:// that iOS can be used for inter-app communications. For example, this could be used to force automatic phone calls to premium phone numbers, which can charge up to $1 per minute in some cases. Some iOS password manager apps use the system clipboard to paste passwords into the login dialog. As another example, the XcodeGhost malware can read and write data in the user's clipboard, which would...

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What's inside the new Apple TV? iFixit tears...

Whenever Apple releases new hardware, you can count on the folks at iFixit to grab a unit, take it apart, and post pictures for all of us to see. And they’re at it again, this time postings a complete teardown of the new Apple TV.

The Apple TV that iFixit took apart had 32GB of memory permanently attached to the logic board. There isn’t a way to easily upgrade the device with more memory. (Apple sells a 64GB Apple TV for $199). The heat sink inside the Apple TV is huge; the device uses more power than the previous model.

iFixit also took apart the Apple TV’s remote control. The rechargeable battery is soldered to the remote’s Lightning port, so it’ll be interesting to see what Apple does when the batteries dies. Will the company require you to turn in the remote for battery replacement, or will it simply give you a new remote?

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Tim Cook offers teen who said Apple Watch saved his...

One of Apple’s biggest focuses recently has been the health capabilities of its devices specifically Apple Watch. From the start, Apple has highlighted the device’s health features and it reinforced that message at its “Hey Siri” event earlier this month. Now, a Cape Cod, Massachusetts teen says his Apple Watch saved his life. The teen’s […]

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Validating Xcode to Eradicate XcodeGhost

The news has been full of concern about XcodeGhost, a counterfeit version of Apple's Xcode development environment that injected malicious code into apps created with it. As a result, Apple had to remove over 5,000 from App Stores around the world. 

Today, the company sent an email to developers reminding them to download Xcode directly from the Mac App Store or the Apple Developer website, and to also leave Gatekeeper enabled on all systems to protect against tampered software. 

In a developer note, Apple also provided a method of verifying the installed version of Xcode as genuine. It's easy enough; launch Terminal, and then type in the following command:

spctl --assess --verbose /Applications/

For developers who have installed Xcode in another directory,...

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iOS 9: The state of CarPlay in 2015 + what’s new

Until Project Titan develops into an actual Apple Car and hits the road, Apple will award “the best iPhone experience on four wheels” title to its CarPlay infotainment feature which it says offers “a smarter, safer way to use your iPhone in the car.” Available on a growing number of vehicles from select manufacturers, CarPlay lets you connect your […]

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Early iPhone 6s and 6s Plus reviews: 3D Touch and...

The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus hit store shelves (or slide into your mailbox) this Friday, and it’s no surprise that the early reviews are glowing. While S-year iPhones don’t get the hardware overhauls that primary models do, Apple has a habit of packing in dramatic new features that make those off-year releases an arguably better buy.

That seems to be the case with the 6s and 6s Plus, which have won over reviewers from outlets like the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Buzzfeed. Two marquee features in particular, the pressure-sensitive 3D Touch display and the new phones’ significantly upgraded cameras, garnered raves. We’re still working on the definitive Macworld review, so stay tuned. In the meantime, here’s what others have to say about Apple’s new phones.


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iFixit posts fourth-generation Apple TV teardown

The cool cats at iFixit have done it again, this time performing and posting a full teardown of Apple’s new fourth-generation Apple TV.

The teardown discovered a dual-core, 64-bit A8 processor with 2GB of SK Hynix LPDDR3 SDRAM, custom Apple memory controller, SK Hynix NAND flash storage, Universal Scientific Industrial Wi-Fi module and SMSC USB 2.0 to 10/100 Ethernet controller.

The list of components includes the following:
– Apple A8 APL1011 SoC


– Universal Scientific Industrial 339S00045 Wi-Fi module

– SMSC LAN9730 USB 2.0 to 10/100 Ethernet controller

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iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus getting a lot of review...

The rest of us have to wait until at least Friday, September 25 to get our hands on an iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus, but some of the big names in tech have now published their reviews of the next-generation iPhone and things look good. Here's a sampling of what the writers are saying:

“Do not be fooled into thinking that it’s a toy. 3D Touch is a major innovation. The 96 embedded sensors underneath the screen measure the flexion of a new kind of glass at an incredibly small scale to determine pressure.”

— Matthew Panzarino, TechCrunch (

“Another big gain: improved cameras on a phone that I believe already had the best. And boy is this new iPhone fast. All without compromising battery life...

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DataMan Complication updated for watchOS 2, offers...

This could be useful.

DataMan Next has just been updated for watchOS 2.

The new version shows a Smart Forecast icon, meaning a tick icon means “safe” and you’re not at risk of overage. This feature works along with DataMan Glance, which gives you a quick way to get your usage stats quickly from your watch face.

DataMan Next has also been updated with customizable fonts, retails for US$1.99 and requires iOS 9.0 or later to install and run.

If you’ve tried the new version of DataMan Complication and have any feedback to offer, let us know in the comments.


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Xsan 4 instalation problems, clients not mount

Forums: TroubleshootingTags: XsanXsan4clients


I work in an University in Barcelona Spain, we have a xsan network with one Promise 20Tb, two xserve (10.10.5) and 10 clients (10.10.5)

We work until now with xsan 3 and no problems, now we need update to Yosemite and Xsan 4 because we need final cut 10.2.2.

I formated the servers and clients and installed 10.10.5 in both.

Follow the instructions in:

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Hyper launches Indiegogo campaign to create world’s...

This could turn into something cool.

Hyper, the makers of the HyperJuice battery, have put together an Indiegogo fundraiser to raise US$50,000 to create a HyperJuice battery that will effectively charge Apple’s 12-inch MacBook with a USB Type C power adapter interface.

The Magic Box units being worked on will allow conventional battery packs to charge the notebook at 29 watts and will allow you to safely charge the 12-inch MacBook at 12 watts with any USB battery, sending the right current along without risk of damaging the battery over time.

The IndieGoGo campaign has raised over US$13,000 of its US$50,000 goal in one...

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External Link: Josh Centers Discusses iOS 9 on...

Managing Editor Josh Centers, author of “iOS 9: A Take Control Crash Course,” joined host Chuck Joiner on MacVoices to discuss his new book and some of the exciting new features in iOS 9. Along with iOS 9 itself, Josh also discusses some of the challenges of documenting iOS (and they aren’t necessarily a bad thing for users).


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Ad blocking and the future of the Web

Jeffrey Zeldman:

Advertisers don’t want to be ignored, and they are drunk on our data, which is what Google and other large networks are really selling. The ads are almost a by-product; what companies really want to know is what antiperspirant a woman of 25–34 is most likely to purchase after watching House of Cards. Which gets us into issues of privacy and spying and government intrusion and don’t ask.

And in this environment of sites so cluttered with misleading ads they are almost unnavigable, Apple looks heroic, riding to the consumer’s rescue by providing all the content from newspapers without the ads, and by blocking ugly advertising on websites. But if they succeed, will media companies and independent sites survive?

This issue is far from over. We have no idea how this is going to shake out, who will adapt and survive and who will fold. I do believe it is an issue ad publishers have largely brought on themselves. But it’s a shame there is and will...

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Griffin Ultra Thin Case and Survivor Tactical Case...

Griffin ultra thin case shiny silver

Now that you've upgraded your Apple Watch to watchOS 2, there's even more of a reason to keep that shiny smartwatch looking new -- you'll want to keep it for years. Fortunately, a lot of companies are coming out with Apple Watch cases, and one of the more popular accessory manufacturers -- Griffin -- has just released two different models. The Ultra Thin Case (US$19.99) is actually a 3-pack of thin and stylish cases for the Watch, while the Survivor Tactical Case ($29.99) provides not only impact protection for the Watch body, but scratch protection for the display as well.

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Apple Watch heart monitor saves teen’s life

“At the hospital, they told me that if I had gone to practice the next day that I would have lost all control of my muscles, and there was a good chance I would have fallen down on the field and died right there” – Good thing he had an Apple Watch.

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External Link: Teen’s Life Saved by Apple Watch

Paul Houle Jr., a 17-year-old football player from Massachusetts, experienced a rapid heartbeat, along with back and chest pains, after a practice. Houle took a nap, and woke up to discover that his Apple Watch was still reporting a heart rate of 145 beats-per-minute. Houle went to the hospital, where he was diagnosed with rhabdomyolysis, which had caused heart, liver, and kidney failure. Houle credits the Apple Watch with saving his life, and his father, who was skeptical of the watch, has now purchased watches for his wife and himself. Apple CEO Tim Cook has reached out to Houle to offer him a new iPhone and a summer internship.


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Apple Watch "add a friend" support page:...

Apple occasionally works Easter eggs into its products, and we get to hear some fun (or awful) jokes at the company's product announcement keynotes. The latest trick from the company is subtle and might be over looked by a lot of people, but not Ewan Spence at Forbes, who found that an Apple Watch support page contained a rickroll

Getting instructions on how to add a friend to your Apple Watch sends you to this page. Take a close look at the initials of the friends on this Watch:


Still don't see it? Reading the initials clockwise, we get: NE VE RG ON NA GI VE YU UP


That's not the first time the support pages have rickrolled users in search of help....

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PSA: If your Apple Watch upgrade to watchOS 2 fails...

It seems I’m not the only person to have experienced issues upgrading my Apple Watch to watchOS 2. After swearing at it for its insistence that it needed both more than 50% power and to be on charge (it refused to play even when on 100% power), it finally agreed to update itself and then stalled overnight […]

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Spigen’s newest iPhone 6s + 6s Plus cases start at $...

Spigen’s first round of affordable new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus cases were ready to order even before Apple’s September 9 special event. Now that the iPhones are about to hit stores, Spigen has a new collection of slim protective cases ready, and you’re going to love them. The lineup starts with a minimalist sub-$10 case that can magnetically attach to your car’s dashboard. Next, […]

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This is why the new Apple TV is bigger than the last...

As usual, our friends over at iFixit have started the teardown process for Apple’s new lineup of products introduced earlier this month and it’s kicking things off with the new 4th generation Apple TV hardware. While the new Apple TV, which introduces upgraded hardware alongside a newly revamped software platform dubbed “tvOS”, doesn’t officially go […]

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Apple Watch prices will start at US$725 in Brazil

Apple plans to start selling its smart watch in Brazil in October, according to InfoMoney, a web portal based in Brazil that covers financial and business news. However, it's going to be expensive.

The least expensive Apple Watch, the 38mm-case aluminum Sport edition, will start at BRL 2,889 (approximately US725), according to InfoMoney (as noted by, a global investment newswire). Apple’s most expensive Apple Watch in the country, the 38mm 18-Karat gold case with a modern buckle, will cost a whopping BRL 135,000 (that's about $33,560).

In other Apple Watch news, KT Corp., a South Korean integrated wired/wireless telecommunication service provider, will release the smartwatch this week at 12 of its major outlets in Seoul, the company said in a press release. KT will be the first Korean carrier to launch the smartwatch in the country. The Apple Watch Sport and a...

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Former GM Boss: Apple Car “a gigantic money pit”

I love, love, love this sort of quote, though this one is made in a very thoughtful way. Bob Lutz has a lot of experience in this market, is the former Vice Chairman of GM, knows the industry inside and out. But he doesn’t know Apple, hasn’t see the disruption up close and personal.

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Starbucks completes U.S. rollout of ‘order ahead’...

If you haven’t got time to stand around in a Starbucks queue to place your order, the good news is that the company has completed the U.S. rollout of its ‘order ahead’ service, which allows you to place and pay for your order on your iPhone before reaching the store. The service started as a test in Portland before gradually […]

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Number of XcodeGhost-Infected iOS Apps Rises

An anonymous reader writes: As the list of apps infected with the XcodeGhost malware keeps expanding, Apple, Amazon and Baidu are doing their best to purge their online properties of affected apps, malicious Xcode installers, and C&C servers used by the attackers to gather the stolen information and control the infected apps/devices. China-based jailbreaking Pangu Team claims that the number of infected app is higher than 3,400, and have offered for download a free app that apparently detects the Trojanized apps.


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Apple wants to 'advance the art of note-taking...

Apple has been granted a patent (number 9,141,698) by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office for a semantic note-taking system that could be a competitor to the popular Evernote app. Evernote is a cross-platform, freemium app designed for note taking, organizing, and archiving. 

Apple's patent is for a semantic note taking system and method for collecting information, enriching the information, and/or binding the information to services is provided. User-created notes are enriched with labels, context traits, and relevant data to minimize friction in the note-taking process. 

In other words, the invention is directed to collecting unscripted data, adding more meaning and use out of the data, and binding the data to services. The patent also mentions services to allow private thoughts to be published to a myriad of different applications and services "in a manner compatible with how thoughts are processed in the brain."

User interfaces and semantic "skins" are...

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iPhone 6s review roundup: 3D Touch is ‘fun and...

The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus are launching in just four days time and right on schedule the embargo on reviews have been lifted. Apple is touting the new phones as major updates over the 6 and 6 Plus, with 12-megapixel camera and 4K video recording, ‘3D Touch’ pressure-sensitive display to enable quick actions across the OS, […]

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∞ Review: iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus

Many people look at the “s” model of the iPhone as a less significant release than the years Apple does a full design change, but that’s just not the case. This year’s iPhone 6s and 6s Plus is full of new features and is probably the strongest “s” model iPhone Apple has ever released. I’ve been using the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus for about a week and a half, having received the devices from Apple two days after the September 9 keynote. [...]

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The $1 million iOS bug bounty is bad for security...

The public perception of the black-hat hacker is of a lone person sitting in a dark room creating malware and unleashing it on the world and reaping the profits of their exploit. The reality is a bit more complicated and far more financially lucrat...

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iOS 9 privacy settings you should change immediately

Wether you just purchased a new iPhone or you selected “set up as new phone” while restoring you’ve essentially got a clean or “new” iOS install, just as Apple intended.

In its default configuration iOS 9 will share your device’s location and other data when you might not want it to. Luckily it’s easy to turn off may settings that control the flow of your personal information on the Internet.

Here’s our list of the most important iOS 9 privacy settings that you should check right now, especially if you are using a new or restored device.

[1] Turn on Limit Ad Tracking
To turn on Limit Ad Tracking on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
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Malware Jumps Apple's Garden Wall

Developers who unknowingly used a malicious tool to code their programs uploaded hundreds of malware-infected apps to the iTunes App Store, China-based iOS developers reportedly discovered last week. Security researchers around the world have analyzed it. Called "XcodeGhost," the malware is hidden in an unauthorized version of a program Apple distributes to create iOS apps. "XcodeGhost is an example of compiler malware," said David Richardson, iOS product manager for Lookout Mobile Security.

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DeepClock is a decorative, handy replacement for Mac...

The built-in clock of Mac OS X is pretty cool, but it's a bit obscure for some folks. If that includes you, try DeepClock, an US$0.99 app available at the Mac App Store.

It's bigger than the default OS X clock, which can help keep you focused when time is of the essence. DeepClock can be set to launch when you boot up your Mac. You can keep the it in standard, floating view or have the utility sit atop all applications (even in full screen mode). 

One of DeepClock cool functions is "Events," which allows to add small reminders that can be displayed on your desktop to remind you of important events. The app is extremely customizable. It sports 15 styles of clock face and eight calendar styles in an appealing interface. You can also set the app to vanish when the cursor goes over it so it doesn't block what's underneath. 

If you're...

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Volkswagen thinks emissions scandal could cost it $7...

After admitting it had altered software to misreport the emissions of its diesel cars, Volkswagen is allocating some serious money to help it save face. The company said today it's set aside a whopping $6.5 billion euros ($7.3 billion) to "cover th...

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Xiaomi will sell a flagship Android phone for $204

Xiaomi has somehow put one of the best processors on the market into a smartphone that costs just $204. The Mi 4c is a Xiaomi's China-only version of the company's Mi 4i, but it's updated some of the internals to keep things fresh. The two big chan...

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Apple company store collectibles should be offered...

Apple’s redesigned company store opened this past weekend in Cupertino, California. Among the changes — according to MacMagazine — the store will sell, for the first time, the iPhone, iPad, Macs, and Apple Watch along with a new collection of Apple-branded merchandise including clothing, mugs, and other collectibles.

These collectibles are available only at the One Infinite Loop location. But why?

Apple should make the clothing items, mugs, etc., available online. Lots of folks would certainly wish to own some of them without making a pilgrimage to Cupertino.

After two decades-plus of covering various trade shows (ah, the days of the Macworld Expo when Apple attended — you are missed) I have enough T-shirts to last me the rest of my life. But I'd certainly pick up a few new items branded by Apple itself.

T-shirts and golf shirts are naturals, but there are...

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How this 1996 Macintosh brochure set the tone for...

I helped out my friend Keith this week—or more accurately, I helped out Keith’s wife, Bridget, this week—by filling my car with what can only be described, if with affection, as a load of old Mac crap from their attic, and decanting it to my increasingly crowded home office.

Among the gems (which you’ll meet over the next few weeks) was the above brochure, “Why do People Prefer Macintosh?” Produced in 1996, it’s a collection many thousands of words long of case studies and quotes from the public, sourced from the now-defunct, about why they are Mac rather than PC users. Or to quote page one: “…more specifically, why do people think Apple® Macintosh® computers are better than PCs running Windows 95?” 

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Apple prepares for thinner iPhones with slim...

Apple has patented a shrunken-down headphone connector that shaves precious volume off existing 3.5mm and 2.5mm jack standards by reshaping the plug, thereby removing -- albeit temporarily -- an inevitable limiting factor in its quest for perpetually thin smartphones.

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*Apple* Desktop Analyst - KDS Staffing (Unit...
…work with some of the brightest engineers. Job Description Title: Apple Desktop AnalystPosition Type: Full-time PermanentLocation: White Plains, NYHot Points:Depth of Read more
*Apple* Retail Online, Customer Experience R...
**Job Summary** Apple Retail's Online Store sells Apple products to customers around the world. In addition to selling Apple products with unique services such Read more
Frameworks Engineer, *Apple* Watch - Apple...
**Job Summary** Join the team that is shaping the future of software development for Apple Watch! As a software engineer on the Apple Watch Frameworks team you will Read more
Senior Manager, Global Direct Marketing *App...
**Job Summary** Apple Retail is looking for an experienced Direct Marketing Leader to join its Marketing team. This position will take a leadership role in creating Read more
*Apple* Online Store Expansion - Apple (Unit...
**Job Summary** The Online Apple Store is seeking a person to lead its expansion into new countries. Based in Cupertino, CA, this person will develop and maintain an Read more
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