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Thursday May 12

04:29
Lyft agrees to more than double payment to drivers...

Lyft has agreed to pay $27 million to settle a dispute with drivers in California, under pressure from the judge who found the earlier proposed payment of $12.25 million was too small.

The ride-hailing company and its rival Uber Technologies are keen to settle with the drivers in class-action lawsuits, without having to agree to their reclassification as employees, which would push up their costs.

The companies currently classify their drivers as independent contractors, which does not require them to pay the drivers benefits such as reimbursement in work-related expenses.

A filing by the lawyer for the drivers in another lawsuit in a California court suggests that Uber could have to pay over $700 million in mileage expense reimbursement and phone expenses between 2009 and April of this year, if its drivers in California and...

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04:06
Apple unable to recover data from iPhone belonging...

Apple has told the families of two teenage boys lost at sea that it has been unable to recover any data from the iPhone belonging to one of them. The families had hoped that content on the phone might have provided clues as to what happened.

14-year-olds Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen failed to return from a boating trip last July, but their 19-foot boat was boat was found drifting 100 miles from Bermuda back in March, and on it was an iPhone belonging to Stephanos. Apple agreed last month to attempt to recover data from the phone, but the SunSentinel reports that the company’s efforts were unsuccessful …

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03:17
Apple smart home invention uses pattern recognition...

An Apple patent application revealed Thursday outlines plans for an automated smart home system that tracks individual users through their connected devices, detects common patterns and compiles events for triggering thermostats, lights, door locks and more.

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Wednesday May 11

22:04
Apple unable to repair iPhone of teen lost at sea

A team of Apple engineers worked "around the clock" to return missing Florida teen Austin Stephanos' iPhone back to working order after it was submerged in sea water for some eight months, but on Wednesday the device was deemed unrepairable.

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22:00
Elgato Eve Energy: Keeping tabs on energy use with...

Our sponsor of Apple World Today this week is Elgato Eve Energy.

We’re all concerned about our energy consumption, and being able to switch power-consuming devices on and off with a simple Siri command is one way to keep electrical usage under control. But Eve Energy goes one step beyond that, providing information on just how much energy each connected device is using.

Through Apple’s HomeKit framework, Eve Energy easily connects to your iPhone or iPad with Bluetooth Smart. There’s no need for a expensive and quickly-outdated hub; just plug Eve Energy into an outlet, plug in your lamp or appliance, and set up the device in the Eve app. 

Now turn your lights or appliances on and off with a quick command to Siri, and if you have an Apple TV, use it as a...

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21:00
FBI Has Sights On Larger Battle Over Encryption...

An anonymous reader writes from a report via Bloomberg: FBI Director James Comey said the FBI is exploring how to make broader use of the hack, used to access a San Bernardino terrorist's encrypted iPhone, while bracing for a larger battle involving encrypted text messages, e-mails and other data. The tool could "in theory be used in any case where there's a court order" to access data on an iPhone 5c running Apple's iOS 9 OS, Comey told reporters in Washington on Wednesday. However, accessing content on a phone, known as "data at rest," is only part of the challenge that encryption poses for U.S. investigators. Software applications and other services that encrypts texts, e-mails and other information in transit over the Internet, known as "data in motion," are "hugely significant," especially for national security investigations, Comey said. He said criminals are increasingly using services that encrypt data in motion, and he didn't rule out litigation against companies such as...

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18:44
FBI director says legal war on encryption far from...

FBI Director James Comey on Wednesday said the U.S. government will continue to wage legal war with tech companies to gain access to encrypted devices, intimating that such measures are weakening terror organizations like ISIL.

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17:47
Apple will not stop selling music on iTunes

“This is not true,” Apple spokesperson Tom Neumayr told to BuzzFeed News, rebutting to a Digital Music News report claiming the company “is now preparing to completely terminate music download offerings on the iTunes Store” in two years — or possibly “the next 3-4 years.”

Not a big surprise. I don’t know why people thought it was true.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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17:08
Apple debunks rumors that it will stop selling...

Apple issued a rare statement on Wednesday debunking rumors that claimed the company has plans to discontinue iTunes music downloads sometime in the next four years, ostensibly in favor of an all-streaming service powered by Apple Music.

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16:52
Happy Hour Podcast 066 | iPhone 7 + iOS 10 rumors,...

This week Zac and Benjamin talk about some juicy iOS 10 and iPhone 7 rumors. Along with that, we’ll get into some Apple Music changes and a powerful Siri competitor called Viv. The Happy Hour podcast is available for download on iTunes and through our dedicated RSS feed.

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Filed under: Happy Hour Tagged: Happy Hour, iOS 10, iPhone 7, Podcast, rumors...

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16:42
FBI director says debate over encryption is far from...

Even though the FBI’s battle with Apple over the San Bernardino iPhone is essentially over, FBI director James Comey today explained that the case is just the beginning of litigation over accessing smartphones and other devices. As reported by Reuters, Comey explained that there will be more litigation between the FBI and manufacturers over accessing locked devices, noting that encryption is “essential tradecraft” of terrorist groups.

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15:08
Apple again rumored to turn LA landmark into retail...

A report on Wednesday claims Apple looking to build a new Apple Store at the Tower Theater site in Los Angeles, a designated historic-cultural monument in the city's famed Broadway Theater District.

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15:00
AWT News Update: May 11, 2016

LA's Historic Tower Theatre - Image via Wikimedia (CC_BY_SA3.0)

iPhone 8 rumors, translator updates, a new Apple Store in a historic building, and crazy App Store statistics - they're all part of today's Apple news:

  • Apple is looking at the historic Tower Theatre in LA as the location for a new Apple Store
  • Just 1% of the monetized apps in the iOS App Store account for 94% of the revenue generated
  • Daring Fireball's John Gruber says the 2017 iPhone will look radically different
  • Google Translator can now be used to translate text offline

The text of this podcast can be found below.

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Hi, I’m Steve Sande from Apple...

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14:45
The Week in Mac Apps: Use multiple search engines at...

The latest additions to the Mac App Store

This week’s roundup of new Mac apps features Simul-Search, a tool that lets you perform one search and get results from Google, Bing, DuckDuckGo, and Wikipedia. Plus, a wide range of other productivity tools. Read on!

AndyBooks 1.9.2

Andy Bettis’s $5 AndyBooks helps you keep your finances neatly organized with a few simple steps. The app lets you integrate all of your bank and finance accounts, and it then records your transactions and organizes everything according to a variety of criteria. The app also lets you export your data into a spreadsheet for further analysis.

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14:21
New Siri sibling Viv may be next step in AI evolution

With the creators of Siri offering up a new personal assistant that won't just tell you what pizza is but can order one for you, artificial intelligence is showing a huge leap forward.

Viv is an artificial intelligence (AI) platform built by Dag Kittlaus and Adam Cheyer, the creators of the AI behind Apple's Siri, the most well-known digital assistant in the world.

Siri is known for answering questions, like how old Harrison Ford is, and reminding you to buy milk on the way home.

Viv, though, promises to go well past that.

Earlier this week during an onstage demo at Disrupt NYC, Kittlaus showed off Viv. This created an online buzz about the assistant's ability to not just answer questions or fire up a timer on a smartphone, but to answer complex questions and to interact with third-party services as well as online businesses.

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14:09
Exodus of original Siri team continues at Apple

Almost all of the talent Apple acquired from the original Siri team has reportedly left the company, with a pair of key departures having taken place in recent weeks.

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14:08
Report: Apple could shutdown iTunes music downloads...

[UPDATE: Apple spokesperson Tom Neumayr has denied this report in a statement to Recode, simply saying it’s “not true.”]

A report from Digital Music News today citing sources close to Apple claims the company is currently considering a plan that would see it shutdown its iTunes Store music download business within two years. The move would mean the company would stop selling downloads of music from iTunes and instead focus entirely on monthly subscriptions to its Apple Music streaming service.

However, on top of the rather fast two year timeline quoted for exiting from the downloads business, the report does add that a 3 to 4 year timeline is also something being considered by Apple executives:

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13:45
Report: Apple to open new retail location at...

According to a new report from LA Business Journal, Apple is in the process of securing real estate space for a new store in Los Angeles. The store will reportedly be located at the historic Tower Theatre in downtown Los Angeles, which could help revitalize the area’s retail business as a whole.

The Apple Store would be located at 800 S. Broadway, although specific details regarding the size of the store are still unclear. Additionally, it’s unknown how much Apple is paying for this retail space. Currently, there is over 250,000-square-feet of vacant retail space on Broadway between First Street and Olympic Boulevard, so Apple likely isn’t paying an extraordinary amount of money for the space.

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13:44
Ending music downloads on the iTunes Store would be...

I don’t think this is true, but if it is it’s one of the dumbest moves Apple could make: Apple is preparing to end music download offerings on the iTunes Store, perhaps within two years.

This is from Digital Music News, quoting unnamed sources “with close and active business relationships with Apple.” The article says that discussions are now focused “not on if, but when” music downloads should be retired for good.

The reasoning: streaming music is on the rise (Apple Music reportedly has 13 million subscribers with that number growing), while song downloads are on the decline (an estimated -25% or -30% this year). Also, according to Digital Music, folks are confused and don’t understand the difference between Apple Music, iTunes, iTunes Match, iTunes Cloud, etc.

Chart courtesy of Digital Music

“By 2020 [Apple’s] download business...

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13:30
Smanos brings home security to the Apple Watch

Smanos is a company that markets wireless smart home and security devices, and today the company announced that the iOS apps for its L020, W100, and W020 systems now work on the Apple Watch.

Smanos L020 app on an Apple Watch

The W020 is a $149 Wi-Fi alarm system that hooks to a WI-Fi router, then connects to sensors and accessories like door and window switches (two included), keypads, sirens, webcams (one included), and gas and smoke detectors. The $129 L020 does away with the webcam, but features the switches and can use all available accessories, while the $199 W100 adds an HD camera, a motion detector, and a touch panel to the mix.

Regardless of the...

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13:25
Notable apps and app updates for May 11, 2016

On a regular basis, Apple World Today posts a list of notable new apps or app updates that have been released. They may not necessarily be new, but they're popular and deserve mention. Here are today's picks.

Mac OS X Apps/Updates

Montibus has rolled out Suite for Pixelmator 1.0 for Mac OS X. It features more than 1,500 new brushes, shapes, gradients and styles for the image editing app.

The add-ons support Pixelmator's custom palettes. Categories and subcategories are designed to make it simple to find an item you need from the collection.

Suite for Pixelmator 1.0 costs $19.99 and is available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Graphic & Design category. The app requires Mac OS X 10.9 or later and, of course, Pixelmator.

Corel has debuted ...

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13:15
Diced: My favorite new anti-productivity tool

I'm not much of a game-player. I don't have a console, I don't buy role-playing games, and I'm much more apt to play a word or number game than any other genre. Lately I have been spending way too much time playing a simple new game that has me hooked. Diced ($0.99, universal) from Agile Tortoise is an incredibly easy game to learn and can be both captivating and frustrating. 

Diced has no ads and no in-app purchases, which makes it a bit of a unique game. Instead, you pay a buck and you've got the app. What's the point of the game? A series of dice appear in random order at the bottom of the game. With the dice, you attempt to gain points and clear dice from the 5 by 5 game matrix by creating combos of five of a kind or five in a row (straights). So for example, putting a 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 die...

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13:10
Occupy the App Store? Top 1% of monetized apps...

The top 1 percent of earners don't just control the lion's share of money in the U.S. economy -- a similar disparity between the haves and the have-nots has emerged in Apple's own App Store economy, a new study reveals.

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12:38
Podcast 507: The day the iCloud Music Library died

So a person wrote a blog post about an iCloud Music Library snafu that wiped out a bunch of his collection. That would be very upsetting for anyone, whether it's from a random software glitch, or it was your fault because of confusing dialogs in iTunes. Our own iTunes Guy, Kirk McElhearn, has a good explanation of what probably happened, but since the original poster is no longer discussing the problem, we can't be 100 percent sure.

Elsewhere, we talk about smartphone security and the government again, but it has nothing to do with encryption or the FBI. The FCC and FTC are inquiring with smartphone makers about how often they issue security updates, especially for phones that are no longer brand-new. Speaking of mobile, Netflix is making it easier for you to control how much data you use, and Opera has a free and unlimited VPN—that doesn't work with Netflix.

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11:55
Instagram’s New Look

Ian Spalter, head of design at Instagram:

The question then became, how far do we go? If you abstract too
much, the glyph doesn’t feel tied to the history and soul of
Instagram. If you make it too literal, it’s hard to justify
changing from what we currently have.

After a lot of refinement, we landed on a glyph that still
suggests a camera, but also sets the groundwork for years to come.

Instagram seems like a “measure twice, cut once” sort of company. Deliberative, almost to a fault. Even you disagree with the direction in which they’ve taken their brand today, do not think for a second that they did this on a whim. They stuck with the old skeuomorphic camera icon for years after everyone else went flat. Now they’ve gone with something very different, and very abstract. I like the idea, but I’m not sure I care...

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11:43
Rumor: Apple's 2017 iPhone will be radical...

With this year's "iPhone 7" expected to have a similar design and form factor to the current iPhone 6s, rumors continue to point toward a major overhaul in 2017, with one well-connected insider suggesting Apple is working on an edge-to-edge display that will conceal components and sensors under the screen.

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11:30
Reddit Tech Forum May Ban Sites That Circumvent Ad...


A forum on Reddit, /r/ Technology, on Monday announced it was considering blocking links to websites that require visitors to turn off their ad blockers before viewing content on the site. "It has come to our attention that many websites such as Forbes and Wired are now requiring users to disable ad blockers to view content. Because Forbes requires users to do this and has then served malware to them, we see this as a security risk to you, our community," said creq, the moderator of the site.

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11:15
DIUx gets a new reserve unit led by Apple VP for...

Doug Beck, via Apple

The Defense Innovation Unit Experimental - AKA DIUx - is getting a new, first of its kind reserve unit that will be led by an Apple executive. Doug Beck is the Apple Vice President for North America and Northeast Asia, and just happens to also be a US Naval Reserve Commander.

Mr. Beck served from 2006 to 2007 in both Iraq and Afghanistan, and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, and Presidential Unit CItation. At Apple, Beck reports directly to CEO Tim Cook. From 2010 to 2014 Beck was based in Tokyo and led Apple's Northeast Asia businesses. 

The formation of the reserve unit was announced today by Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, who spoke at DIUx Headquarters in Mountain View, California on the future of the organization. According to Carter's prepared remarks in an article...

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10:58
Instagram updates iOS apps with 'flat'...

Facebook-owned Instagram on Wednesday launched a cosmetic overhaul of its iOS apps, while Google updated its Translate app with support for offline translation in 52 languages.

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10:48
A look at Instagram’s new icon

I always find these types of deep looks into design very fascinating.

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10:47
Instagram unveils revamped icon and interface tweaks

No, your eyes don’t deceive you. The Instagram logo really does look dramatically different. 

You’ll notice the new icon, along with a reworked app interface, when you get the newest update to the Instagram app for iOS and Android

In a blog post outlining the change, design director Ian Spalter said the company has been considering a redesign for a while as a way to modernize the overall aesthetic.

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10:29
Feds to Take a Hard Look at Mobile Device Patch...


The U.S. Federal Trade Commission and the Federal Communications Commission on Monday announced a joint investigation into the issue of mobile device security updates. The FTC issued an order requiring eight mobile device manufacturers -- Apple, BlackBerry, Google, HTC America, LG Electronics USA, Microsoft, Motorola Mobility and Samsung Electronics America -- to provide information about how they issue security updates to address mobile device vulnerabilities. FTC members voted unanimously to issue the order under Section 6(b) of the FTC Act.

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10:26
Safari Technology Preview 4 released with fixes to...

Apple has released the fourth update to Safari Technology Preview today with fixes in connecting to the 1Password extension and watching videos on Netflix. The update primarily focuses on general bug fixes including networking, media, JavaScript, CSS, web APIs, Web Inspector, rendering, and accessibility. Safari Technology Preview is available as a download through the Apple Developer Center and subsequent updates will be received through the Mac App Store.

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Filed under: Developers, Mac Tagged: developers, Safari,...

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10:23
With Apple sales slumping, Taiwanese suppliers sink...

The rapid development of Taiwan's technology sector has been fed in no small part by Apple's nearly insatiable demand for components and complex manufacturing processes, but the ride has turned rough for many of the island's tech firms.

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10:22
Android steals market share from iOS in many regions

The latest smartphone operating system data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech for the three months ending March 2016 shows Android continuing to grow sales across the EU5 (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom), the U.S., and Urban China. The growth came at the expense of iOS.

Android saw “solid gains in the EU5, up 7.1% points to 75.6%, according to Kantar Worldpanel ComTech. In the US, Android share increased 7.3% points to 65.5%, and in China, it rose nearly 6% points to over 77%, adds the research group.

In the EU5, iOS share declined from 20.2% to 18.9% in the three months ending March 2016. Windows phone sales dropped five percentage points to become 4.9% of overall smartphone sales in the region. Nearly 7% (6.6%) of new Android customers came from Windows, vs. just 3.3% from iOS. Among new iOS buyers, 2.6% migrated from Windows. 

In Urban China, iOS continued to decline to 21.1% in the three...

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10:14
iPhone 7 Rumors Blunt Anticipation


It appears there won't be a lot of design changes in the next iPhone, according to a schematic photo published online Monday. It shows what's purported to be Apple's upcoming iPhone 7 to be the same size as the 6s. "They've done a lot with the design already. They're keeping multiple design languages to keep their customer base happy. The SE, for example, has the old design language, while the 6 and 6s have the new design language," said Kevin Krewell, an analyst with Tirias Research. "That mix is something they'll do more of."

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10:14
Google Translate for iOS gains offline mode and Word...

Google Translate is getting a bevy of new features today that will make translating on mobile easier. While Android gets a new feature that will get rid of the need to manually copy and paste into the Translate app, iOS finally gets an offline mode. Additionally, the Word Lens instant visual translation feature now works on both Simplified and Traditional Chinese.

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Filed under: Apps Tagged: Google Translate,...

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10:11
External Link: How Steve Jobs Inspired the Apple...

You could ascribe Apple’s development of the Apple Watch to any number of commercial or even cynical reasons, but the one cited by Apple executives is the late CEO Steve Jobs’s vision of making the company’s customers healthier through technology. According to Tim Bajarin in Time, after Jobs was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2004, he grew frustrated with the byzantine American medical system and became obsessed with bringing digital order to healthcare data. Although it’s unclear if Jobs knew about the project, his desire to improve healthcare inspired Apple to create the Apple Watch, in part as a platform for health monitoring. Along the way, the company has also started to make a real difference in the healthcare field with initiatives like HealthKit, ResearchKit, and CareKit.

 

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10:09
Apple tops Forbes’ most valuable brands list (again)

Apple has topped Forbes’ list of the most valuable global brands for the sixth straight time. The company has a value of $154.1 billion, 87% more than second-ranked Google.

“Apple dominates in a consumer tech industry where brand matters,” notes Forbes. “Revenue fell in the latest quarter, but the release of the iPhone 7 will certainly have fans of the brand lining up for hours outside stores in the fall ahead of the unveiling. The adulation helped the company generate $53 billion in net income last year.”

Google closed the gap on Apple this year with its brand value up 26% to $82.5 billion (Apple’s brand rose 6%). Rounding out the top five are Microsoft ($75.2 billion), Coca-Cola ($58.5 billion) and Facebook ($52.6 billion).

Orchard: High quality used iPhones for less!

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10:00
Analyst: all models of the iPhone 7 will include a...

In a note to clients — as reported by 9to5Mac — KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicts that the next generation 5.5-inch iPhone, likely to be dubbed the iPhone 7 Plus, will have a dual back camera across the whole line. Previously, he thought that only the high end configurations of the iPhone would adopt the new camera technology.

“Dual-camera to become a must-have feature for high-end smartphone. The initial market response to Huawei’s (CN) new flagship dual-camera model, P9, has been better than expected, and we estimate shipments may reach 10mn units in 2016F,” Kuo told clients. “In our view, more high-end smartphones will adopt this feature going forward. And, in order to maintain its leading position in the high-end market, we expect Apple will fully adopt dual-camera on the new 5.5-inch iPhone in 2H16.”

If Apple does choose to bring the new dual-camera...

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09:46
Lower MacBook sales push Apple down to sixth place...

A drop in MacBook, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air shipments year-over-year likewise resulted in Apple losing share in the world's declining laptop market, according to March-quarter research data.

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09:15
Instagram gets a beautiful new app icon and makeover

The Instagram app has been begging for a redesign for quite some time, and today the photoblogging app showed up with an update featuring a new app icon and a UI makeover. The following video provides a fun (but probably quite fictional) look at the process behind the design of the icon:

The colorful gradient color scheme has made it to the other Instagram apps as well, including Layout, Boomerang and Hyperlapse.

Inside the app, navigation hasn't changed, but it just seems much easier to take a look at what your friends are doing out there in the great big world. All in all,...

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09:05
Apple's 'iPhone 7 Plus' rumored to...

Apple's larger 5.5-inch "iPhone 7 Plus" will rely on 3 gigabytes of RAM in order to handle the hefty image processing requirements for its advanced dual-camera design, according to well-connected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities.

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08:59
Pebble is quietly becoming a much better smartwatch

If you previously wrote off Pebble smartwatches for their limited functionality, you might want to start paying attention again. The latest Pebble firmware adds new fitness- and sleep-tracking features, while also making it easier to send text messages from a paired iPhone.

On the fitness side, Pebble Time smartwatches can now automatically detect long walks and runs. From the Pebble Timeline, users can see how long the exercise lasted, how far they travelled, and how many calories they burned.

Sleep tracking is also getting better with a smart wakeup feature in Pebble’s Alarms app. Users who wear their watches to sleep can get buzzed during a light sleep cycle, up to 30 minutes before their scheduled wakeup time.

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08:48
Apple is the Teflon tech company as Wall Street...

No matter what the suits in New York think, Apple is still the king of the hill when it comes to consumers -- the company's brand is now worth some $154 billion, according to one calculation, nearly double its closest competitor.

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08:30
'iPhone 7' schematics suggest dual camera...

A new series of images rumored to show the design of both the "iPhone 7" and "iPhone 7 Plus" suggest that Apple's larger 5.5-inch model will be the only one to receive a dual-lens camera, as well as the magnetic Smart Connector.

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08:30
Disney Infinity: We hardly knew you

In March, owners of the fourth-generation Apple TV noticed that one app -- Disney Infinity 3.0 -- had disappeared with no explanation. Yesterday, Disney announced that it is closing down the video game business altogether due to poor financial performance.

Disney Infinity hasn't been around all that long, having just launched in 2013 as a hybrid game system consisting of software and physical collectibles from various Disney franchises. The last major release was Disney Infinity 3.0, which introduced characters from the Disney-Pixar film "Inside Out", the Star Wars universe, and the Marvel superhero franchises. 

The Apple TV version of Disney Infinity 3.0 launched last November, and fans could purchase a starter kit containing the fourth-generation Apple TV, a SteelSeries Nimbus game controller, and a number of character collectibles. Apparently, the company will still release...

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08:04
WhatsApp arrives for OS X

WhatsApp has arrived for OS X.

The popular messaging app now has a desktop Mac version of the client, the launch coming a few months after the Facebook-owned service launched a web interface and a month after it rolled out end-to-end encryption for all communication.

Much like the web client, the WhatsApp Mac application relies heavily on the mobile version of the communication platform. WhatsApp keeps all conversations synced across all of your devices. Additionally, because the app is native on OS X, it supports desktop notifications, keyboard shortcuts, and more.

WhatsApp has grown of late, with Facebook, which owns it, stating that the service has reached more than one billion active users. Last month, WhatsApp announced that all messages, photos, phone calls, and videos sent over its platform...

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08:00
Deal of the Day: The Complete 2016 Learn to Code...

Do you ever feel like a complete fool while all of your friends are coding their own apps, creating innovative websites, and automating their work through scripting? It's time to do something, and that time is now! We have a deal on The Complete 2016 Learn to Code Bundle, featuring 8 courses with more than 100 hours of training for only $59

The 8 courses included are:

  • Python Tutorial: Learn by Coding (a $299 value)
  • Angular JS for the Real World (a $199 value)
  • Build Professional Websites with HTML5 and CSS3 (a $192 value)
  • Learn Web Development by Creating a Social Network (a $99 value)
  • Total Web Development Course (a $40 value)
  • The Complete Ruby on Rails Developer Course (a $35 value)
  • Learn By Example:...
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07:59
Android remains king of crashes, once again seeing...

Android phones continued to see the most devices failures in the first quarter of 2016, although the gap with iPhones shrunk hugely quarter-to-quarter, according to a research study published on Wednesday.

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07:55
XSAN Volumes and LUNS not mounting after relocation

Forums: Troubleshooting

We recently moved our two XServe XSAN Metadata Controllers, dotHill RAID, and XSAN workstations to a new location. Servers, storage, and workstations are all fiber attached and we have confirmed each fiber connection is up. The private VLAN IP addresses were all left alone but we did initially change the IP addresses connected to our corporate LAN. During the course of troubleshooting, we have now configured all network settings to be exactly the same as before and confirmed connectivity. The RAID is healthy but did not show any connected/mapped hosts so I mapped the 4 fiber adapters from the two servers to the RAID LUNS successfully but the LUNS will still not mount. I believe my cvlabel file is messed up since it only lists one entry but I have no idea how to recreate that

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07:25
Google and Oracle face off - again - over Android,...

Two of Silicon Valley's most accomplished heavyweights stepped back into the legal squared circle this week, as the search giant defends its use of Oracle's Java APIs in Android for the second time.

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07:20
WhatsApp Now Has a Desktop App, Available on Windows...

WhatsApp is now also available as a native desktop app on Windows and OS X, the Facebook-owned instant messaging and voice calling company announced. The app supports desktop notifications, keyboard shortcuts and a range of other features. For the desktop app to function, users still need to have their phone connected to the Internet. WhatsApp isn't very popular in the United States and European countries, but it has a large user base of active users in the emerging markets such as India and Brazil. In fact, earlier this year, the company announced that it has hit one billion monthly active users. For those interested, you can download the app for your desktop (or any other device) from the company's website.


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07:00
IBM to Drill Watson in Cybersecurity


IBM on Tuesday announced Watson for Cyber Security, a cloud-based version of its AI technology, trained in cybersecurity as part of a year-long research project. "This technology is about using Watson's learning capability and ability to understand the meaning and context of human language, and applying that to the massive amount of unstructured security data -- blogs, research papers, etc. -- that isn't accessible by current security technologies," said Chief Watson Security Architect Jeb Linton.

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06:48
Courts predicted to side with law enforcement on...

In a select number of cases, authorities have been able to compel courts to force criminal suspects to unlock their Touch ID-equipped iPhone using their fingerprint. That security bypass is likely to continue, legal experts say, because capturing someone's fingerprint is a well-established practice in investigations.

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06:41
How-To: Automatically show the desktop bar by using...

When you invoke Mission Control on OS X El Capitan using the typical gesture on your Mac’s trackpad or via a keyboard shortcut, you’ve probably noticed that the desktop bar at the top of the interface appears minimized. Although this yields additional real estate for the app windows below the desktop bar, it means that you no longer get to see the handy thumbnails that represent each desktop without moving your mouse to the desktop bar area.

There are some workarounds to defeating this OS X El Capitan change, including an open source utility called Force Full Desktop Bar. But for those of you who don’t wish to go through the trouble of installing a separate utility, which also requires you to disable El Capitan’s System Integrity Protection, try this handy Hot Corner shortcut instead....

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06:11
Feature Request: App-by-app toggling of mobile data...

I once teased an American friend about the fact that only 36% of Americans hold a passport, compared to 83% of Brits. He quite rightly pointed out that in America you can fly for six hours and still be in the same country – Seattle to Miami, for example – while Brits can fly for an hour or so and be in any one of a dozen different countries. (I later did a bit of Googling and found he could even have said 11 hours: New York to Honolulu.)

For that reason, this feature request may be most relevant to Europeans and frequent business travellers, but I think it’s one that would at least fall into the nice-to-have category for anyone who travels.

The issue is mobile roaming charges. Use your iPhone in your own country and all-you-can-eat calls and texts are typically pretty affordable, with data being the main thing that determines how much you pay for your plan. But however much you pay for data at home, that’s nothing compared to roaming charges overseas …

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06:00
Corel AfterShot Pro 3 update sharpens competition...

The demise of Apple’s Aperture was accompanied by the rise of its original rival: Adobe Lightroom. Yet, another competitor, Corel AfterShot Pro, emerged later as yet another alternative to Adobe, and on Wednesday the company released a major upgrade that is bound to make it even more competitive.

AfterShot Pro, a 64-bit app now at version 3, is a photo editing and management package that lets you sort and edit a range of photo file formats. New features include watermarking, a blemish remover, a new image preset library, lens corrections, new camera profiles, enhanced highlight recovery, and more.

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05:53
Helix Dock available for the Apple Watch

Standzout, a tablet and wearables accessory maker has released the $19.99 Helix Dock for Apple Watch, is now available for order. It’s a compact housing that stores the smartwatch’s charging cable and creates a charging platform for the Apple Watch. 

The Helix Dock uses the charging cable and USB adapter included with the Apple Watch. To use, you just wrap smartwatch's charging cable around the barrel, insert the charger, and plug it in. The Helix Dock is compatible with any of Apple's 1-, 2-, and 0.3-meter magnetic charging cables, and works with all styles of Watch band.

The Helix is available in clear, black, or white. It’s designed, tooled, and manufactured in the U.S.

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05:14
Adobe dreamweaver cs6 crack

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Dreamweaver CS6 has many new features which can kept a calming result on all world-wide-web designers. The application form has come up with a different fluid grid structure device. Water Grid Layout can be a well known and planet commended way of developing web-sites. Dreamweaver by now applied grid structure but also in this version they invented Water Grid Structure which uses percentages for specifying levels and size...

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05:00
Future Macs could sport — theoretically, at least —...

How would you like a Mac with scent technology? I don’t actually expect it to happen, but some companies have looked into aromatherapy and connected media to interlace viewing experiences with interactive scent products. 

Imagine a Mac with a scent generator that can release everything from popcorn smells if you're watching a video. Or beach scents to accompany the sound of water or music.

The goal of digital scent technology is to change the interactive entertainment experience. The idea is to scent-enable movies, games, music, animation, or any digital media.

The idea of technology that tickles your olfactory senses isn't new. In the 1950s, Smell-O-Vision was a system that released an odor during the projection of a film in a movie theater so that the viewer could "smell" what was happening in the movie. Created by Hans Laube, the technology made its only...

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04:44
Microsoft now has more than 100 Apple Store clones,...

Re/code reports that Microsoft now has more than 100 of its Apple Store clones across the U.S. and Canada, in sizes ranging from tiny stores of 15o square feet to the 22,000 square feet store strategically positioned close to the iconic glass cube Apple Store on Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue.

What Microsoft’s stores don’t have is customers.

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04:30
Secure your written works with SecureWords for Mac...

By Aaron Lee

You secure/encrypt your emails, our chats, and journals (or at least you should). If you need a secure word processing app for your articles and thoughts, SecureWords for Mac OS X is worth a look. 

It's a tool that automatically encrypts and decrypts text documents so you can, for instance, store them on iCloud or in Dropbox without having to worry about prying eyes seeing them. SecureWords is a lean tool that can handle RTF, OpenOffice, and Word documents.

You use it like you would any word processor. However, the items you pen will sport built-in password protection and 256-bit encryption. You can also export your SecureWords documents into a format such as Word or Markdown. 

Every document is automatically password protected and encrypted; without exception. However, its filename and its metadata are saved in "cleartext." Cleartext is transmitted or stored text...

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04:29
WhatsApp expands to the desktop with Windows and Mac...

WhatsApp is taking its popular messaging service to the desktop with a new Mac and Windows app released Tuesday

It’s a pretty straightforward app: the millions of WhatsApp users can now continue conversations from their phone on a computer, and vice versa. That’s a boon for people who want to chat with friends on WhatsApp without having to use their phones. 

The move should help WhatsApp better compete with other messaging services like Line, WeChat and Telegram, which already have desktop applications available for at least one platform. 

In order to set the app up, users have to scan a QR code inside the application with the Android or iPhone versions of WhatsApp, which will then allow them to log into the application and use it.  

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04:00
MBLM’s one-year study: the Apple Watch polarizes...

MBLM, a “brand intimacy agency focused on strategy, design, creative and technology,” says its one-year study shows that the Apple Watch is polarizing users.

“Our research with the Apple Watch has resulted in rich, often contradictory data, with users ranging from fanatics to naysayers, with many confounded in the middle,” stated Mario Natarelli, MBLM’s managing partner. “Unfortunately, the Apple Watch does not measure up for most people. For the device, which Apple claimed to be its most intimate, to be successful, we believe Apple needs to reach deeper and form stronger bonds with its users.”

Dependence on an iPhone was one of the biggest gripes MBLM heard consistently from the panel. Users say the watch’s dependence on the phone is frustrating and ultimately limits how they use their watch. Additionally, with the phone nearby and behaviors more ingrained, they are more likely to default to using it versus the...

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03:56
Apple ID websites down for some, not working...

The Apple ID websites appleid.apple.com and iforgot.apple.com are not working properly for some users, with reports of a variety of glitches starting from yesterday afternoon. Some are reporting that the sites are completely down for them, while others describe problems ranging from being trapped in password-update loops to problems updating verification devices.

Apple ID is completely down.

— Ash (@ashvrmedia) May 11, 2016

Literally took me over an hour to update my Apple ID and change my email for it because the damn thing would not cooperate

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02:39
'Titanfall 2' lands this autumn

Slowly but surely, game publishers and developers are starting to reveal their hands ahead of E3 next month. Electronic Arts is no different, and by way of its quarterly earnings report (PDF) the publisher has revealed that the now-multiplatform Tita...

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01:55
EE disputes Three's 'undisputed'...

The UK's Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned a billboard advert for Three's mobile network, after a six-month complaint from rival carrier EE was finally upheld. The ad, which features a purple Muppet-like character called Jackson being...

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01:42
Microsoft Research wants to pit you against virtual...

You don't need other people to swim, but a Microsoft Research project can spice up your swimming routine by putting you in or pitting you against virtual teams. Redmond's research division is working with a team of researchers from Korea Advanced Ins...

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01:38
NBA 2K17 Cover Prediction: Who Should Be On The...

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NBA 2K17 Cover Player (Prediction):

1. KEVIN DURANT

A fantastic player to have won an Olympic gold medal, have additionally stowed a few NBA titles, includes the NBA Most Valued Player and also the NBA Rookie of the Year. He was likewise the first fresher to be named the Naismith College Player of the Year. He is not only a valued and adored player by his fans, but at the same time is acclaimed for his liberality to the community. He had additionally appeared in a film known as Thunderstruck in the year 2012.
2. DWAYNE WADE:

Dwayne Wade at present plays for Miami Heat, has accomplished various awards like the NBA All Stars and also the NBA Championship. Dwayne is additionally known for his altruistic schedule, he had established the Wade’s World Foundation to promote education and well being of...

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01:36
NBA 2k17 Release Date Prediction

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2k Sports releases a basketball simulation game every year which is developed in co-ordination with Visual Concepts. The next game NBA 2k17 will also simulate the NBA players and the game with real life modes and matches. There is always a space for creativity with installation of modes like MyCareer, MyTeam, and normal game ups.

The game will simulate regular NBA season, playoffs, Summer League, Euro League among other various leagues from many countries. It will also include a mode to create and develop a player. Your player will grow into a superstar as you can improve its attributes and skills after experience. With MyPLAYER mode, you can take over the whole NBA franchise. It is the most played feature of the game as it lets you improve your skills and test it with players all over the world.

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01:29
2K Sports have plans to return All Star Mode to NBA...

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NBA All-Star Weekend just passed and it was awesome, but even more exciting news comes from 2k, the developers of NBA 2k17. According to the latest news that 2K Sports have plans to return All Star Mode to NBA 2K17.If 2k-Sports are really planning to add this legendary mode it would be a perfect time since Kobe Bryant’s last year’s team would be included in it. To custom set rosters for this year’s All-Star teams would be a widely welcomed feature?by fans, especially if they had the option to try out a three-point shootout dunk content with any player they wanted at any time.

The last several 2K games...

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01:22
NBA 2k17 Release Date Prediction

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2k Sports releases a basketball simulation game every year which is developed in co-ordination with Visual Concepts. The next game NBA 2k17 will also simulate the NBA players and the game with real life modes and matches. There is always a space for creativity with installation of modes like MyCareer, MyTeam, and normal game ups.

The game will simulate regular NBA season, playoffs, Summer League, Euro League among other various leagues from many countries. It will also include a mode to create and develop a player. Your player will grow into a superstar as you can improve its attributes and skills after experience. With MyPLAYER mode, you can take over the whole NBA franchise. It is the most played feature of the game as it lets you improve your skills and test it with players all over the world.

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00:49
Judge blocks Staples and Office Depot merger

Last year around this time, Staples announced that it had purchased Office Depot, a merger that would have created one enormous outlet for office supplies, computers, 3D printing services and more. However, US regulators thought the merged company wo...

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23:41
Walmart takes Visa to court over debit card payments

Walmart isn't happy that Visa still allows customers to sign for purchases made with their chip-equipped debit cards. The retail giant has filed a lawsuit against Visa in New York in an effort to compel the credit card brand to require PIN verificati...

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22:14
NBA 2K celebrates Steph Curry's MVP with a 99...

Today Stephen Curry collected NBA's Most Valuable Player award for the second year in a row, and also became the first unanimous MVP in NBA history. To celebrate that achievement (and his epic return from a knee injury to score 40 points in a playoff...

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21:57
Keep your neighborhood clean with Rubbish Removal...

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Rubbish Removal Brisbane services help you to have a clear conscience by ensuring safe disposal of the garbage which you generate. Do you have trouble getting rid of all the garbage produced in your household or office every day? Any sensible person should be against the practice of dumping garbage irresponsibly or creating garbage dumps in the neighborhood. Instead, the correct way would be to hire Rubbish Removal Brisbane services which are available to one and all in the city. The respective companies will take on the job to carry the garbage from your house and will dispose them after processing them adequately, following the safety and hygiene protocols. The charges are minimal and one can book these services online. The bins can be delivered within a few hours.

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21:50
Pages 5.6.2, Numbers 3.6.2, and Keynote 6.6.2 for Mac

Maintenance updates for Apple’s trio of iWork apps. ($19.99 each, free updates)

 

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21:49
Gemini 2

Major new release of the duplicate file finder utility now detects similiar files. ($19.95 new, free update, 34.8 MB)

 

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17:48
Apple fan tells Tim Cook that iPad helped...

Apple CEO Tim Cook this week responded to an email sent by a customer who explained how iPad and iPhone helped their grandfather recover from cancer surgery -- like an Apple commercial come to life.

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17:34
Facebook-owned WhatsApp introduces desktop app for...

Popular messaging service WhatsApp has today announced its first desktop client for Mac OS X. The launch of a desktop Mac client comes a few months after the Facebook-owned service launched a web interface and a month after it rolled out end-to-end encryption for all communication.

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16:55
Disney announces plans to officially discontinue...

Back in March Disney announced that it wasn’t planning any future updates to its Disney Infinity 3.0 game for Apple TV, much to the dismay of users who shelled out cash for the game or the $100 “starter pack” sold by Apple. Now, Disney has announced in a post on its blog that it is officially discontinuing production of Disney Infinity across all platforms.

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16:53
Messaging service WhatsApp launches desktop app for...

Popular messaging service WhatsApp on Tuesday debuted its first native desktop client for Mac, introducing users to yet another comprehensive multi-platform solution that will compete with Apple's own Messages product.

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15:00
Google, Fiat Chrysler Team on Self-Driving Minivans


Google's Self-Driving Car Project and Fiat Chrysler last week announced that they would integrate autonomous vehicle technology into 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans as part of Google's testing program. It is the first time Google has worked directly with a car manufacturer to integrate its self-driving technology into a passenger vehicle. It will add 100 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid vehicles to its existing self-driving test program -- more than doubling the number of cars participating in the program.

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14:41
Disney shutters "Disney Infinity" video...

Just over one month after Disney discontinued support for "Disney Infinity 3.0" on Apple TV, the company on Tuesday announced plans to abandon Disney Infinity altogether, citing poor financials.

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14:31
Gemini 2: The intelligent duplicate file finder

Locate and remove duplicate files, even if they’re in remote corners of your system. Gemini 2 scans your whole disk speed-of-light fast, no matter how massive it is. Dig through scan results and hand-pick the files to erase, or better — let Smart Select do all the work.

Very nice looking interface and something I know I could use.

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14:15
AWT News Update: May 10, 2016

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

  • The iWork apps for iOS and OS X (Pages, Numbers and Keynote) were updated today
  • Canadian banks are now getting on board with Apple Pay
  • WWDC 2016 scholarship recipients are being notified
  • Apple shareholders of record as of yesterday will be paid a dividend of $0.57 per share on Thursday
  • Changes to the Apple News format for publishers bring channel art, support for older stories, and Map and Place components

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Hi, I’m Steve Sande from Apple World Today, and this is the AWT News Update for May 10, 2016.

Do you use the iWork suite of apps, which includes Pages, Numbers, and Keynote for iOS and OS X? If so, be...

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13:47
The state of jailbreaking for May 2016 + 5 jailbreak...

Is jailbreaking dead? No. A quick search on Twitter or on Reddit, and it’s obvious that the passion for jailbreaking continues to ebb and flow throughout the community. Jailbreaking isn’t dead as some may think, but no one can discount the fact that it’s entered a sustained lull. more…

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13:43
Pebble Time updated with automatic activity tracking...

Smartwatch maker Pebble on Tuesday released a pair of matching firmware and iOS app updates, enhancing its Time series devices with a variety of health-related features, plus iPhone access to a "Send Text" option.

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13:31
Forget the Apple Car or robots; UBS says Apple needs...

A new report from UBS — which provides financial advice and solutions to “wealthy, institutional and corporate clients worldwide, as well as private clients in Switzerland” — says Apple needs to jump into “bot” platform development or its app-based software ecosystem will be threatened.

Facebook recently introduced “chatbots” built into its messaging service while Microsoft launched its “Bot Framework” software tools for developers, putting pressure on Apple to respond, says the report, as noticed by Investor’s Business Daily.

“Do I think that Apple’s in trouble if it doesn’t do something in a bot’s world? Sure, because why would you want to download and install all sorts of apps from the App Store when you can get access to bots effectively through one app?,” Bruce Wilcox, director...

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13:31
Notable apps and app updates for May 10, 2016

On a regular basis, Apple World Today posts a list of notable new apps or app updates that have been released. They may not necessarily be new, but they're popular and deserve mention. Here are today's picks.

Mac OS X Apps/Updates

MacPaw's Gemini, a Mac-only duplicate finder and cleaner, has been upgraded to version 2. According to CEO Oleksandr Kosovan, here’s a list of the changes….

The app spots similar files in addition to identical duplicates: “similiars" aren’t100% identical files, like duplicates, but they have so little difference that a user might consider some of them redundant.

The app tells the differences between files by more than 10 parameters; it analyzes file names, creation and modification dates, extensions, locations to ensure accuracy and precision in results.

The update works with iTunes and Photos libraries: Gemini 2 helps get rid of unnecessary...

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12:47
Apple Inc. shares reach ex-dividend as it gears up...

On May 12, Apple will pay shareholders of record a quarterly dividend of $0.57 per share, but investors must have had settled ownership of the company's stock by Monday May 9 in order to qualify. Apple will pay out $2.9 billion in dividends on its outstanding shares for the quarter.

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12:38
Apple News format updates with custom channel art...

Apple on Tuesday updated the official Apple News Format with several improvements geared toward making News more publisher-friendly, particularly for outlets just signing on.

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11:28
Apple Pay is now a useful way to pay in Canada

Apple Pay rolled out in Canada last November, but its existence was so limited that it was barely useful. Only AmEx cards were supported at launch, leaving out most Canadian iPhone users. That changed Tuesday with the addition of two major Canadian banks, with more coming soon.

Apple’s mobile payment system now supports MasterCard, Visa, and AmEx cards from Royal Bank and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, in addition to those banks’ Interac debit cards, with Bank of Montreal, Toronto-Dominion Bank, and Bank of Novia Scotia planning to integrate with Apple Pay soon. Interac is also planning to bring Scotiabank and TD Bank debit cards on board. Interac handles debit card transactions for banks, so without its cooperation, Apple Pay would’ve been restricted to just credit cards.

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10:38
Apple News Format gains new features for publishers...

Apple is rolling out some iterative improvements to Apple News for publishers taking advantage of its Apple News Format to post articles. Apple is adding Map and Place components, to let authors pictographically display relevant locations — complete with pins to highlight POI.

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Filed under: AAPL Company, Developers, iOS, iOS Devices, Tech Industry Tagged: Apple, apple news, developers,...

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10:29
Apple updates iWork for iOS & OS X with bug...

Apple has released minor updates to its iWork suite of productivity apps for both iOS and OS X today. Pages, Keynote, and Numbers for iPhone, iPad, and Mac have all received new versions with bug fixes and performance improvements. iWork for iOS includes the same boiler plate release notes: “This update contains stability improvements and bug fixes.” And over on the Mac App Store, iWork for OS X provides similar release notes.

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09:54
Security researcher Stefan Esser releases iPhone...

Maintaining a high level of consumer security on iOS is a huge cornerstone to what makes Apple the company it is. Tim Cook believes that we’re at the ‘golden age of surveillance’, and that Apple’s level of encryption impacts the wellbeing of U.S. citizens. It’s no surprise that users who care about security want to be up to date on the latest practices and methods that guarantee that. That may just be one of the reasons Stefan Esser’s timely app, System and Security Info, is climbing the iOS App Store’s Top Charts (all the way to the top of the paid apps chart in the US).

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09:48
Filemaker 15 Launches with support for Apple's...

Apple-owned subsidiary Filemaker launched version 15 on Tuesday, making it easier to build customized apps using the latest iOS features without the need for complicated programming knowledge.

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09:45
Clock Is Ticking for Free Windows 10 Upgrade


Microsoft last week announced that Windows 10 was running on 300 million PCs and reminded customers that its free upgrade offer would end July 29. After that date, the price to upgrade to Windows 10 Home will be $119. "We're pleased to see Windows 10 become one of the largest online services in less than a year," said Yusuf Mehdi, corporate VP of Microsoft's Windows and Devices Group. Additional Windows 10 services will be "coming in the upcoming Windows 10 Anniversary Update this summer," he added.

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09:39
Apple’s price cut on the Apple Watch spurred daily...

Apple’s price cut on the Apple Watch in April helped average daily sales rise 250% sequentially, according to new data from Slice Intelligence — as reported by the Market Realist.

The entry price of the 38-millimeter Apple Watch was reduced from $349 to $299. The IDC research group predicts that Apple’s smartwatch will have a 49.4% share of the smartwatch segment this year, with estimated sales of 14 million units. The Apple Watch accounted for 63% of total smartwatch shipments in 2015. IDC expects the Apple Watch to account for 37.6% of smartwatch sales in 2020, with 31 million units.

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