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Friday August 14

13:04
Apple offering 42mm Link Bracelet Kit for the Apple...

Apple is now offering a 42mm Link Bracelet Kit for the Apple Watch for US$49.

The kit has six additional stainless steel links for wrists that exceed 205mm. Crafted from the same stainless steel alloy as the case and the Link Bracelet, these links extend the 42mm stainless steel Link Bracelet by an additional 40mm. 

Thanks to a simple release button, you can add and remove 'em without any special tools. The 42mm Link Bracelet Kit ships in 5-7 days.

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12:34
Apple eyes former naval base in California to test...

Apple's automotive project is said to be moving along quickly, with the company allegedly planning to rent a sprawling 2,100-acre property near San Francisco to work on its apparently self-driving "Project Titan."

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12:07
New report claims Apple’s Project Titan is racing...


GoMentum Station

Apple’s self-driving electric car, codenamed Project Titan, is moving ahead more quickly than originally believed according to a new report from The Guardian. The site claims that documents it has obtained regarding the project indicate that Apple is currently seeking out a secure location to test its vehicle. This development follows our reporting earlier this year profiling numerous...

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11:46
Fitbit Hooks Up With Windows 10


Fitbit on Thursday introduced a new app for Windows 10, Windows 10 mobile and Xbox One, scheduled for availability later this year. The Fitbit for Windows 10 app features an improved design that allows users to personalize the way they utilize Windows devices as part of a fitness routine. It handles traditional fitness tracking -- including counting steps taken, monitoring daily activity and exercise, logging food, weight and sleep -- and from the data gathered provides the user with advice to help reach overall fitness goals.

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11:42
UK's Lloyds Bank says Apple Pay support coming...

U.K. institution Lloyds Bank on Friday sent an email to its customers, informing them that Apple Pay support is coming "very soon" for credit and debit card holders.

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10:48
Apple updates iCloud with new features to restore...

If you’ve ever accidentally deleted a document you saved to iCloud, Apple has a new way for you to restore your data. This new method can be used to restore lost iCloud files, Contacts, or data from Calendar and Reminders.

You’ll find the new restore features when you log into your iCloud.com account and go into Settings. At the bottom of the Setting page, there’s a new Advanced section, with links to Restore Files, Restore Contacts, or Restore Calendars or Reminders.

When you delete a file from iCloud Drive, you have 30 days from the day of deletion to recover it via the Restore Files feature. After 30 days, the file is permanently delete and cannot be recovered. When you restore a file, it reappears in your iCloud Drive.

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10:19
Apple offering new L/XL Sport bands & Link...

Apple today added two new accessories for Apple Watch that will make the wearable fit wrists as large as 245mm. The first accessory, simply called Link Bracelet Kit, costs $49 from Apple and includes six additional links to expand the Link Bracelet to fit wrists as large as 245mm. Apple also today introduced a new Sport band size in L/XL that also fits up to 245mm wrists. Previously, the Sport band only extended to 210mm.

Notably, Apple only appears to be offering its Link Bracelet Kit in silver, leaving users of the Space Black Link Bracelet in the dark. Apple touts that the Link Bracelet Kit includes the same type of links as the standard band, which means that no special tools are required to add and remove them. The L/XL Sport band is only available in black and white color options.

Crafted from the same...

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10:14
Samsung teases round smartwatch with heavy Apple...

Samsung's Unpacked event on Thursday brought more than a blown-up S6 Edge and a new Note -- the company also gave a sneak peak at the next version of its Galaxy Gear smartwatch, a significant update that takes more than a few cues from Apple's own wearable.

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10:01
Listening to classical music on Apple Music

Macworld:

I recently made some suggestions about how you can manage a classical music library in iTunes. Apple Music, however, can be even more of a challenge for listening to classical music. This isn’t surprising; the music streaming model is designed around the “song” rather than multi-movement works, such as symphonies and sonatas. Here are a few tips to help you listen to classical music more efficiently.

I like classical music at times but am no means an aficionado. This article may help some of you who are get through the ins and outs of classical on Apple Music.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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09:39
Finding iPad’s future

Above Avalon:

The tablet market is in complete disarray. Only five short years ago, the iPad helped jumpstart the category, ushering in multi-touch computing and the modern-day app revolution to large-screen devices. Today, there has never been a time when the tablet market faces so much unknown.

A quick look at iPad and tablet shipment data would show that things have gotten bad in recent quarters. However, in reality, things are much worse than quarterly shipment data would suggest.

I think Apple sees this as a good problem to have. They are still selling lots of iPads, are still the market leader and still have the opportunity to control the future of tablets.

But there’s no doubt the market for tablets like the iPad has cratered, due in no small part to large screen iPhones. I know my iPad is only used as a bedside alarm clock now because the iPhone 6 plus has taken over almost all of the functionality I needed and wanted in the iPad. It’s going to...

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09:32
Zane Lowe talks Apple Music, Beats 1, Dr. Dre,...

In a new interview with Billboard, Beats 1 head anchor and “special creative” Zane Lowe has shared some new information and backstory regarding Apple’s (almost) always-on radio station and streaming music service. In the interview, Lowe discusses the motives behind playing the music he plays on his show, as well as some of the behind-the-scenes aspects of being in charge of the entirety of Beats 1.

Earlier this week,...

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09:31
A love letter to libraries

The Bloggess:

When I was little my favorite places were libraries. You weren’t expected to speak, which was heaven for a shy girl with an anxiety disorder. Thousands of small secret stories were hidden in plain sight all around you, just waiting to be held in your hands and discovered.

As a small girl in rural Texas, I knew that the best chance I had of seeing worlds that would never be open to me, and meeting fantastic people I’d never be bold enough to speak to was through books. I was able to see places that exist (or that had existed, and or that would never exist) through the words of the storytellers whose worlds had been bound up and shared and protected through generations of docent-guardians who called themselves “librarians”.

I still remember when I was first allowed to go on the bus by myself to the Halifax Public Library. There was a huge (to a ten year old)...

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09:22
Security Update 2015-006

Patches a variety of vulnerabilities, many of which appear in the 10.10.5 Yosemite update. (Free, various sizes)

 

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09:19
Opinion: What to expect from Apple’s A9 chip

Less than a month from now, Apple is expected to officially unveil its new A9 chip. This will be the ninth A-Series processor including the original A4, which powered the first iPad, iPhone 4, fourth-generation iPod touch, and second-generation Apple TV. It’s hard to overstate the importance of the A-series chips to Apple’s devices, as they’ve helped the company to achieve everything from major processing leaps to impressive power efficiency and — often taken for granted — guaranteed UI smoothness for every year’s newly-launched devices.

With the iPhone 6S just...

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09:10
iCloud.com gains options to restore files, contacts...

Without fanfare, Apple recently updated iCloud.com to allow users to restore files, contacts, and/or calendars and reminders hosted on the service, opening up a recovery window for mistakes.

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09:00
9to5Toys Last Call: iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular 128GB...

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09:00
iCloud.com now provides recovery of deleted files,...

iCloud.com is the web-based portal for many of the apps built into OS X and iOS. A new feature provides a way for iCloud users to recover deleted files, contacts, calendars and reminders from iCloud on the web, making the service even more useful.

To use the new recovery feature, simply log onto iCloud.com using your Apple ID. Once signed in, click on Settings:

In the lower left corner of the Settings page is a box marked Advanced. It's here where you can find links to Restore Files, Contacts, Calendars and Reminders. Clicking on Restore Files displays a list of files stored in iCloud that have been deleted recently, along with a date stamp showing when the file will finally be deleted:

The image above shows that some documents have over three weeks of "life" remaining in the cloud, while one image is about to be deleted forever. Clicking Restore Contacts provides a way to...

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08:39
AT&T revamping data plans with fewer options at...

Starting tomorrow, AT&T will be revamping its Mobile Share Value plans by adjusting data tiers and plan prices for new and current subscribers. At the low end, AT&T is consolidating a few data tiers into just two options with different price points. Meanwhile, AT&T’s double digit data tiers are also being reduced, and some subscribers can potentially end up with more data at no extra cost per month or get a better rate on even higher data tiers.

While AT&T’s 300MB option for $20/month remains unchanged (and not recommended), the carrier is consolidating single digit data tiers from three options down to just two. Mobile Share Value currently offers 1...

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08:35
New rumor repeats claim that Apple won't...

Questionable assertions continue to claim that there will be no new "iPad Air 3" this fall, only a faster "iPad mini 4," due to Apple's alleged newfound conservativeness about tablets.

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08:07
iCloud.com feature allows for Time Machine-esque...

This might come in handy.

Without a ton of fanfare, Apple has quietly added a new data restore feature to iCloud.com, enabling users to rollback accidentally deleted documents, calendar changes and contacts. A series of new ‘Restore Files’, ‘Restore Contacts’ and ‘Restore Calendars’ features are hidden in the iCloud.com Advanced Settings pane.

The new service apparently allows snapshots of your recently deleted documents and lets you put them back onto iCloud Drive. This allows you to recover accidentally deleted iCloud documents, a first since there’s never been a Trash folder equivalent in the iCloud.

Contacts can also be...

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08:00
Apple Web TV reportedly delayed until next year;...

Once hoping for a fall launch, Apple is now looking to bring its Web TV service to market in 2016, according to Bloomberg

Talks to license programming from TV networks such as those owned by CBS Corp. and 21st Century Fox are progressing slowly because Apple wants to offer a package of popular channels for US$40 a month, the article adds, quoting unnamed "people familiar with Apple's plans." What's more, the Cupertino, California-based company doesn’t have the computer network capacity in place to ensure a good viewing experience, Bloomberg adds.

Regarding network capacity, Apple wants to improve quality and keep bandwidth costs down by using CDNs to stream content from data centers that are close to users, says Seeking Alpha. The company has been building out its own CDN, and also continues to use market leader Akamai's services, the article adds.

A CDN (content...

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07:50
US court rejects Samsung's appeal against Apple...

Samsung's latest attempt to appeal Apple's 2012 patent infringement victory has fallen flat. A U.S Federal Court of Appeals rejected the Korean electronics giant's bid for reconsideration yesterday, reports the San Jose Mercury News. The original 2...

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07:44
Rumor: Next-gen Apple TV to arrive this fall,...

If you were hoping for a next-gen Apple TV device, it looks like it will be out this fall.

If you were looking for Apple’s TV streaming service, you might have to wait until next year.

Sources close to the story have stated that while Apple originally wanted to announce a live streaming service at this year’s iPhone event, those plans were put on ice as deals with major networks like CBS, 21st Century Fox and NBC have yet to be brokered.

The negotiation process has apparently been touch-and-go, as Apple is working on securing broadcasting rights for both national networks and local content...

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07:30
The realities of a $50 smartphone

As mobile networks kill off phone subsidies, users might now begin to appreciate just how much their new smartphone really costs. It's an even bigger problem in the developing world, where relatively few have the cash to buy even a mid-range phone...

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07:15
The Week in iOS Apps: Apple Store updates

Updates to the Apple Store app

This week’s roundup includes an update to the Apple Store app—which means it’s easier than ever to use your iOS device to buy an iOS device. Whoa.

Apple Store

The updated Apple Store app lets you make purchases with an Apple Store Gift Card. You can use your iOS device’s camera to scan new gift cards, or import existing gift cards from Passbook. Either way: Enjoy your shopping!

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07:10
Younger version of Jupiter provides clues to planet...

It's likely not the first time you'll hear scientists compare an exoplanet to Jupiter. According to a team of astronomers, though, this one called the 51 Eridani b isn't only similar in size -- it's "very much what models suggest Jupiter was like i...

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07:06
Google's initial Android Stagefright patch...

The first software patch designed to mitigate the high-profile Stagefright vulnerability in Google's Android mobile operating system was insufficient, one security researcher discovered, leading to the issuance of yet another update.

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07:00
Windows 10 FUD Fades Fast


Complaints about Windows 10 keep rolling in, but so far none appears to have stuck. The latest brouhaha is over certain privacy settings. Windows 10 gives users many options to disable certain data-gathering and reporting features, but it appears that some communications to Microsoft servers still slip through. So far, there doesn't seem to be anything shifty or harmless about those interactions -- but to some users, they're unsettling. Why is Microsoft doing that? Another thing that just didn't seem to make sense was Wi-Fi Sense.

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06:43
Apple supplier Foxconn seen cutting costs to cope...

Apple's primary assembly partner, Hon Hai -- better known as Foxconn -- beat gross profit estimates for the June quarter, but in what may be a sign that the manufacturer cut costs to cope with weaker demand, a report said on Friday.

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06:00
A round-up of four Apple Watch stand/docks

If you own an Apple Watch, you might as well display its gorgeous looks at every opportunity. Thankfully, there are several products available that do this while allowing you to charge your smartwatch.

My favorite of the four I've tried is the Griffin WatchStand . It has an advantage in that it's built to work with both the Apple smartwatch and an iPhone.

The ebony pedestal looks classy on a desk, nightstand, or tabletop and allows you to power up the Apple Watch in either horizontal or vertical orientation. Conveniently, it works with all types of Apple Watch bands — from the Sport model to semi-flexible ones.

The WatchStand houses the MagSafe charging cable that comes with the Apple Watch (there’s no cable included with the Griffin product — or any of the stands/docks mentioned here). To get started you...

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05:56
OS X 10.10.5 Yosemite and iOS 8.4.1 Address Numerous...

Although OS X 10.10.5 has only three items in its release notes, and iOS 8.4.1 focuses on Apple Music-related fixes, both updates include numerous security fixes, and are worth installing sooner rather than later because of this.

 

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05:42
New iCloud.com feature lets users restore recently...

Apple has quietly added a new data restore feature to iCloud.com today, enabling users to rollback accidentally deleted documents, calendar changes and contacts. The new ‘Restore Files’, ‘Restore Contacts’ and ‘Restore Calendars’ features are hidden in iCloud.com Advanced Settings pane.

Seemingly unrelated to iCloud backup, Apple shows snapshots of your recently deleted documents and lets you put them back onto iCloud Drive. This means there is now a way to recover accidentally deleted iCloud documents for the first time, because there is no equivalent to the Trash folder in iCloud.

Similarly, Contacts restoration shows timestamped snapshots of  your iCloud contacts database. Restoring to an earlier version reverts all changes made since the backup date. Unlike...

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05:37
AppleInsider podcast discusses Apple's Sept. 9...

This week's all-new AppleInsider podcast features Shane Cole and Neil Hughes as we talk about Apple's anticipated Sept. 9 media event. Shane talks about Alphabet and Samsung, while Neil reviews a DJI drone. Shane, Neil and Victor also discuss Sony robot dogs, and the damage caused by counterfeit products.

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05:30
What you should play this weekend: Tengami

Occasionally you'll find a game that's so beautiful you want to play it slowly and intentionally, savoring the developers' work. Tengami (US$4.99, universal for iOS) is one of those games.

It's an adventure puzzler that has your character exploring his world, one scene at a time, unlocking secrets and moving ever forward. There's no clear objective other than discovery itself, and that's a big part of Tengami's appeal. Walk, look, and see what's next. Here's our look at Tengami.

Looks

To call this game pretty is a laughable understatement. The premise is that you're in a Japanese pop-up book come to life. Each "page" unfolds to reveal charming cut-outs and intricate folds. Paper petals flutter from tree tops. Water "shimmers," a paper moon glows faintly in the sky and hidden bridges, staircases and more unfold before you...if you figure out how to trigger them.

The...

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05:00
App Store currently showing all apps as having only...

A glitch in the iOS App Store means that all apps are shown as having only five reviews on category listings screens. The correct number of reviews is shown once you click through to the app.

Apple last month moved to fix another issue with App Store reviews. Those using iOS betas were leaving poor reviews for apps simply because they didn’t work with as-yet unsupported versions of the mobile OS. Apple solved the issue by blocking attempts to write reviews while using iOS betas.

Thanks, Phillip

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04:04
Apple Watch will make up 40% of premium watch sales...

A BI Intelligence report on the future of wearables is predicting that by 2020 the Apple Watch will account for 40% of all premium watch sales, defined as watches costing upwards of $350. The report suggests Apple will be shipping over 40M Watches a year by this date.

A supporting survey found that those currently considering a smartwatch purchase were most interested in notifications and health & fitness apps, with the Apple Watch unsurprisingly seeing substantially greater appeal than Android Wear models.

The report suggests that while the entire wearables market will continue to grow, full-featured smartwatches will start edging out cheaper...

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03:30
Transistor is an unsettling, fun, and subtly cool...

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

Let’s hear it for the villains. The bad guys. The nefarious forces you have to defeat to ultimately complete a game. It wasn’t until I played Transistor, a cyberpunk action-adventure game from Supergiant Games, that I appreciated why I’ve found so many other mobile titles’ world’s lacking: They have forgettable bad guys. But Transistor, a lovingly-made and original vision of the future, reveals the parties responsible for stealing your voice and trapping your friend’s soul in your sword in the first few minutes. All four conspirators...

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01:32
Performance tuning XSAN

Forums: General Xsan TalkTags: tuninigperfomanceXsan

Good afternoon.
Need help and advice in the optimization of the raid for xsan. There raid 3 LUN (raid 1 - medatada, and 2 to 6 disk LUNs, the total partition data ± 40Tb). 99% of the information will be large-sized videos.
The question is what values for the parameters will be the most optimal.
For example:
block allocation size
allocation strategy
allocation settings
cache settings
and others

Thanks in advance for any advice<

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00:28
Man made large dentelle perruquier la plus efficace...

Forums: SoftwareTags: perruques

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00:20
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Forums: Replication, Backups, and Archiving

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00:19
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00:17
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Thursday August 13

21:47
iTunes 12.2.2

Provides a number of improvements and fixes for Apple Music and the Beats 1 streaming radio station. (Free, 222 MB)

 

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20:03
Court rejects Samsung’s latest appeal request in...

In its seemingly never-ending legal battle between Apple, Samsung earlier this summer asked a federal appeals court to reconsider the U.S Federal Circuit Court’s decision to uphold damages from a 2012 ruling. Today, San Jose Mercury News reports that the U.S. Federal Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected Samsung’s request to have its case reheard.

The Federal Circuit denied the request without comment, leaving Samsung’s only remaining option as the U.S. Supreme Court. Samsung’s request for a rehearing was...

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19:15
Samsung denied rehearing of appeal over $400M patent...

The U.S. Federal Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday denied Samsung's request for an en banc review of a previous decision that kept Apple's patent infringement trial win largely intact, leaving the Supreme Court as the Korean company's last recourse.

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16:11
Xiaomi Unveils Redmi Note 2 as US Twinkles in Its Eye


Xiaomi on Thursday announced its new Redmi Note 2, getting a jump on Samsung's announcement of two new smartphone entries. Xiaomi's Redmi Note 2 comes with a 2-GHz octacore Mediatek Helio X10 CPU and 16 GB of flash memory. The Redmi Note 2 Prime edition comes with a 2.2-GHz octacore MTK Helio X10 CPU and 32 GB of flash memory.
The phones will start selling this weekend in China at prices equivalent to about $125 to $140. At that price, the Redmi Note 2 is "very competitive," said Nick Spencer, a senior practice director at ABI Research.

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15:58
TestFlight update lets developers seed iOS 9 app...

A week after updating its TestFlight app evaluation tool with support for iOS 9, Apple on Thursday added a backend feature that allows developers to seed beta builds of their apps to users outside of their dev teams.

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15:57
Report: Apple is delaying its live TV service until...

Apple really wants you to be able to watch live channels on its new Apple TV set-top, but as the song goes, you can’t always get what you want.

According to a new report from Bloomberg, Apple is delaying the announcement of its new Internet-powered live TV streaming service until at least 2016, as negotiations with TV networks like ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox continue to stall. The holdup has to do over the subscription price for the service. Apple wants to give viewers a mini-bundle of select TV channels for about $40 a month, roughly half of the typical cable bill. TV networks, on the other hand, expect to be paid more than what they get from current providers.

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15:54
Apple releases iOS 8.4.1 update, targets iTunes,...

It’s not the biggest iOS update in the world, but it might prove helpful.

On Thursday, Apple released iOS 8.4.1.

The update, a 55 megabyte download, adds the following fixes and changes:
- Resolves issues that could prevent turning on iCloud Music Library.

- Resolves an issue that hides added music because Apple Music was set to show offline music only.

- Provides a way to add songs to a new playlist if there aren’t any playlists to choose from.

- Resolves an issue that may show different artwork for an album on other devices.

- Resolves several issues for artists while posting to Connect.

- Fixes an issue where tapping Love...

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15:44
Apple releases iTunes 12.2.2 update

It’s not a huge update, but it might pin down some of the problems you were having between iTunes, your libraries and Apple Music.

On Thursday, Apple released iTunes 12.2.2. The update, which can be snagged through OS X’s Software Update or App Store features, offers the following fixes and changes:

- Click on the Beats 1 banner to see what’s currently on, or view a complete broadcast schedule so you never miss a show.

- You can now view a list of the artists you’re following on Apple Music.

- Resolved an issue where iTunes loses its place when you go back to a previous page in Apple Music.

- Addressed a problem where artists may be sorted incorrectly in My Music....

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15:26
AWT News Update: August 13, 2015

Just a pair of quick stories today, but you can get all of the rest of the news on AppleWorld.Today any time!

  • Gene Munster's back with a possible maybe perhaps rumor about a new Apple product being announced in September
  • Want to pre-order an iPhone 6s or whatever it may be called? You can do it if you're a Deutsche Telekom customer!

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Hi, I’m Steve Sande from Apple World Today, and this is the AWT News Update for August 13, 2015. Just a quick one today since I spent most of the day helping my elderly parents. Yeah, I’m that kinda guy…

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15:25
Report: Apple’s efforts to build a live-TV service...

A report from Bloomberg today said that Apple is struggling to come to common ground with CBS, Fox, and Comcast-owned NBC in negotiations to offer a live TV streaming service much like Dish's Sling TV.

The rumored service would be targeted at cord cutters, hosting a handful of live channels bundled together for about $30 to $40 a month. Back in March, the Wall Street Journal reported that Apple's service would include networks like ABC, CBS, Fox, and various subsidiary channels like ESPN and FX. Apple has been pushing hard to develop a news and entertainment...

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15:00
Apple Watch tallies 42% of total dollars spent on...

How is the Fitbit faring against the Apple Watch? We now know, thanks to an upcoming report from 1010data's Ecom Insights. AppleWorld.Today received an advance copy of the report, which will be released next week.

In just three months of availability, Apple now has 42% of total dollars sold in the first half of the year followed by Fitbit at 31%. Motorola, Garmin, Jawbone, Polar, Pebble and Samsung combined make up just 15%, according to 1010data's Ecom Insights, which measures what consumers are purchasing online. However, when we look at units, Fitbit is number one with 35% of the market and Apple #2 at 11%.

Apple.com sells the most wearables, accounting for 41% of total dollars, followed by Amazon at 43%, and Best Buy and Fitbit with 5% each.

This research comes from 1010data’s Ecom Insights panel.  The panel consists of millions of online shoppers in the U.S. who allow 1010data to anonymously track...

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14:40
Report: Apple TV service pushed back to 2016, new...

A report on Thursday claims Apple has been forced to delay the announcement of a hotly anticipated over-the-top streaming television service to sometime in 2016 as content licensing talks sputter.

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14:32
Apple releases OS X 10.10.5 update

If you were waiting for the OS X 10.10.5 update, it’s here.

On Thursday, Apple released OS X 10.10.5. The update, an 815 megabyte download, offers the following fixes and changes:

- Improves compatibility with certain email servers when using Mail.

- Fixes an issue in Photos that prevented importing videos from GoPro cameras.

- Fixes an issue in QuickTime Player that prevented playback of Windows Media files.

The update can be located, downloaded and installed via the App Store feature in OS X Yosemite.

If you’ve tried the new version and have any feedback to offer, let us know about your experience in the comments.

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14:27
The Pichai Era: Google's New Age of Innocence?


"A" is for new Google parent company "Alphabet," for Sundar Pichai's "ascension" to CEO, and for a slimmed-down search engine company that seeks to become more "agile." With Google cofounders Larry Page and Sergey Brin stepping back to manage the newly formed Alphabet Holdings, consumers may wonder if that "A" also stands for "altruism." Pichai's work ethic and congeniality helped drive his ascension to the top, and he'll need both to redirect the mounting mistrust of Google -- his greatest challenge yet.

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14:15
Report: Apple’s streaming TV service delayed into...

While Apple is expected to unveil a new Apple TV set-top box at an event next month, its rumored internet TV service will not make an appearance at that event according to a new report out of Bloomberg. The report says that Apple, while it originally wanted to launch its streaming TV service this year, has decided to push the service back until some point in 2016. We also reported earlier this year that Apple’s streaming TV service would likely launch after the...

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14:01
Apple flips the switch on external TestFlight...

Update: Apple appears to have now disabled external testing in iTunes Connect again after briefly enabling it this afternoon.

External Testing is disabled in iTunes Connect again. Seems like it was a bug. http://t.co/qr4bnKAIRw


Amit Nivedan Kalra (@AMITNKALRA) August 14, 2015

When Apple updated the TestFlight app for iOS 9 compatiblity earlier this month, it came with the caveat that developers could only submit iOS 9 betas to members of their own teams. Today, however, the company has enabled external testing, allowing developers to start pushing iOS 9-ready betas to any users.

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13:46
Apple’s diversity numbers

Tim Cook:

Diversity is critical to innovation and it is essential to Apple’s future. We aspire to do more than just make our company as diverse as the talent available to hire. We must address the broad underlying challenges, offer new opportunities, and create a future generation of employees as diverse as the world around us. We also aspire to make a difference beyond Apple.

Great progress.

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13:43
The one hour mix

Graham Cochrane is doing a series a videos showing users how to mix a song. I always like watching these types of videos—every audio engineer has their own way of doing things, but I usually pick up a tidbit from everyone.

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13:43
Updated Apple diversity numbers show growth in hires...

As promised, Apple on Thursday issued an updated diversity report, claiming that it hired the most diverse range of candidates in the past year than at any other point in its history.

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13:34
Boot Camp supports Windows 10

Apple posted a support document showing users how to install or upgrade to Windows 10.

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13:24
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Jim and Merlin talk about beta software, bass players, and how to minimize stress while traveling.

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13:00
The Week in iPhone Cases: Lifeproof’s new camo...

...plus battery cases, camera accessories, and more!

This week’s roundup of new iPhone cases includes a fashionable pick from designer Ted Baker, no-frills cases from Amzer, Moshi, and Spigen, and a battery boost from Incipio.

Action Life Media

If you are pining for an old-fashion camera, the MCamLite (iPhone 6 and 6 Plus; $130 to $140) grants your wish with a sturdy aluminum body and its ergonomic design.

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12:54
Apple Music outdoor ad campaign goes interactive...

Apple has begun to roll out new, interactive Apple Music posters that work with the Shazam iOS app to link iPhone owners directly to the featured artist's page in Apple Music.

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12:41
Apple releases updated diversity report, “a lot more...

Apple has updated its diversity report with new data about gender, race, and ethnicity hiring at the company. The updated diversity report comes one day after Apple committed to sponsoring a minority-focused technology program and one year after releasing its first report on such data.

While the new data does not show dramatic diversity improvements compared with last year’s report, Apple does highlight some key changes in hiring over the last 12 months. The company is still mostly male with men accounting for 69% of Apple around the world, but that’s moved slightly from 70% a year ago.

The same...

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12:28
uBlock, a Ghostery alternative

To be clear, I haven’t used this, but a reader wrote and said it’s very fast and does the same thing as Ghostery. It’s always good to have an alternative.

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12:18
Windows 10 found talking to remote servers despite...

Although most of the traffic appears to be innocuous, Windows 10 is still communicating with Microsoft servers even when many data privacy settings are on, a report observed on Thursday.

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12:05
Samsung are scumbags

Here is the company’s new Gear S2 smartwatch interface.

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11:55
iTunes 12.2.2 makes enhancements to Apple Music,...

In tandem with iOS 8.4.1 and OS X 10.10.5, Apple on Thursday also released iTunes 12.2.2, making some minor improvements to Apple Music, Connect, and Beats 1, while simultaneously solving problems with browsing local libraries.

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11:54
∞ Apple releases iTunes update with Apple Music fixes

Apple released iTunes 12.2.2 this morning with a number of updates aimed specially at problems people have had with Apple Music. Here’s what’s new in this version:

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11:41
Study: Chinese Hackers Are Savvy, Surgical


A clandestine group of sophisticated Chinese hackers have infected scores of sites on the Web and stolen documents from industrial and government organizations with surgical precision, according to a Dell SecureWorks study released last week. Dubbed "Threat Group 3390," the cybergang has used infected websites of some 100 organizations across the globe -- in Iran, Iraq, Zambia, Italy, Afghanistan, Qatar and Ecuador, as well as in other parts of Europe, South America, the Middle East and Africa -- to trap their targets.

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11:34
Apple releases OS X 10.10.5 to squash Mail, Photos,...

Apple has just released OS X 10.10.5, the fifth (and likely last) major update to OS X Yosemite. It can be downloaded now through the Update tab in the Mac App Store, or you can look for standalone installers to hit Apple's download page later in the day.

The update contains a fix for a bug that gives attackers unfettered root privileges, a feat that makes it easier to surreptitiously infect Macs with rootkits and other types of persistent malware. Shortly after the vulnerability was publicly disclosed, adware distributors started exploiting it in the wild so they could install potentially unwanted applications without...

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11:15
Apple releases iOS 8.4.1, mostly with fixes for...

Apple has just released iOS 8.4.1, a minor update that mostly fixes bugs with Apple Music and the revamped Music app included in iOS 8.4. It's available as an over-the-air update or through iTunes for any device running iOS 8, including the iPhone 4S, 5, 5C, 5S, 6, and 6 Plus; all iPads except the first-generation model; and the fifth- and sixth-generation iPod Touch.

Other bugs and security updates may be included in 8.4.1, but the release notes only mention Music-related things:

  • Resolves issues that could prevent turning on iCloud Music Library
  • Resolves an issue that hides added music because Apple Music was set to show offline music only
  • Provides a way to add songs to a new playlist if there aren't any playlists to choose from
  • Resolves an issue that may show different artwork for an album on...
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11:01
Apple releases iOS 8.4.1, OS X 10.10.5, and iTunes...

Today is operating system update day for Apple users. The company has released updates for both iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite. There’s also an update for iTunes.

iOS 8.4.1 update

iOS 8.4.1 is now available for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This update is chock full of “improvements and fixes to Apple Music.” According to Apple’s technical notes, the update resolves issues with turning on iCloud Music Library, fixes a problem that hides added music when Apple Music is set to show offline music only, fixes an album artwork issue, and several other fixes. iOS 8.4.1 also includes security updates.

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10:59
Apple releases upgrades for Mac OS X, iTunes, and iOS

Apple has released updates for Mac OS X, iTunes and iOS.

Mac OS X 10.10.5 focuses on bug fixes and security issues, including the DYLD_PRINT_TO_FILE privilege escalation exploit. According to Apple, this update: 

° Improves compatibility with certain email servers when using Mail ;

° Fixes an issue in Photos that prevents importing videos from GoPro cameras;

° Fixes an issue in QuickTime Player that prevented playback of Windows Media files. 

Mac OS X 10.10.5 can be downloaded via the Updates tab at the Mac App Store.

iTunes 12.2.1 offers stability and performance improvements. For example:

° You can click on the Beats 1 banner to see what's currently on, or view a complete broadcast schedule so you never miss a show.

° You can now view a list of the artists you're following on Apple Music.

° An issue where iTunes loses its place when...

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10:38
iTunes 12.2.2 released with Beats 1 schedule,...

Apple has released an update to iTunes to accompany today’s iOS 8.4.1 release. Like the iOS update, the new version of iTunes introduces bug fixes related to Apple Music and the Beats 1 streaming radio service.

Mac users will now be able to access the Beats 1 broadcast schedule directly within the iTunes app by clicking on the large Beats 1 banner on the radio page. Users can also see a list of which artists they follow on the Connect social media service, just like on iOS. Artists can also use iTunes to take advantage of the social features previously exclusive to iOS.

Several bugs were also fixed in this update, including an issue that could cause iTunes to forget where you were...

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10:28
Apple releases iOS 8.4.1 with fixes for Apple Music...

Apple on Thursday released to the public iOS 8.4.1, a maintenance and security update that the company said fixes issues with its recently launched Apple Music streaming subscription service related to playlists, iCloud Music Library, offline music and more.

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10:20
OS X 10.10.5 closes DYLD vulnerability, fixes bug...

Apple on Thursday released the finished version of OS X 10.10.5, a maintenance update for Yosemite that mostly concentrates on bugfixes and security issues, including the DYLD_PRINT_TO_FILE privilege escalation exploit.

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10:09
Apple releases iOS 8.4.1 with Apple Music + Beats 1...

Apple has released an official iOS update for all users with iOS 8.4.1 now available. The update follows the major iOS 8.4 release which included an all-new Music app with Apple Music, the new subscription music service, plus Beats 1, Apple’s Internet-based radio station with live DJs. Apple initially started testing the changes in iOS 8.4.1 with developers in mid-July. The maintenance update includes several issue fixes for Apple Music and Beats 1. 

Specifically, Apple names fixes for enabling iCloud Music Library which keeps music and playlists collections up-to-date across devices, a hidden music issue due to...

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10:07
Apple releases OS X 10.10.5 update with Mail, Photos...

Apple has released the OS X 10.10.5 software update to OS X Yosemite for all users. The update mentions improvements to “stability, compatibility, and security” while also highlighting specific fixes for Mail, Photos, and QuickTime Player apps. Previously, Apple tested the software release with developers and public beta testers. The update is available for all users through the Updates tab of the Mac App Store.

According to the release notes, OS X Update 10.10.5 “improves compatibility with certain email servers when using Mail,” “fixes an issue in Photos that prevented importing videos from GoPro cameras,” and “fixes an issue in QuickTime Player that prevented playback of Windows Media files”.

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10:00
Apple goes all "1984" on product packaging...

In a short post back at the beginning of July, we mentioned a rumor that Apple would soon require third-party accessory manufacturers to use standardized minimal packaging in order to create a more uniform look for items in Apple Stores. Well, now the company appears to be making the Apple-like packaging mandatory, at least for some third-party products. 

IMAGE OF NEW MOPHIE JUICE PACK PLUS AND LOGITECH KEYS-TO-GO KEYBOARD. VIA 9TO5MAC

AppleInsider reports that an internal company memo notes that manufacturers Incase, LifeProof, Mophie, Sena, Tech21 and Logitech/Logi must conform to the new standard. Packages that don't meet the uniform white box standard are sent back to the warehouse.

This is...

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09:37
Hands-on: Google’s iOS app paves the way for smarter...

Google is taking a page from Android in the latest update to its iOS search app.

When viewing a web page from within the app, users can now ask for more information with an “OK Google” voice command. Even if you don’t specify the subject of the search, Google will try to automatically detect it from the content on the page.

For instance, while reading a news story about the New York Yankees, you can say, “OK Google, what’s their record?” The app then loads an info card showing the Yankees’ record and AL East standings. Some other working queries include “When were they founded?” “When’s the game?” and “Who’s the first baseman?”

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09:01
Apple releases standalone firmware update for...

It was a weird and quiet update, but maybe it’s critical.

Apple on Wednesday quietly released a standalone update for the recently-released seventh-generation iPod nano, the update offering a set of unspecified changes to the operating system.

The update is listed as v1.0.4, and unlike iOS releases it can only be downloaded and installed via iTunes. The last separate Nano firmware update dates back to 2011, when the watch-like sixth-generation model was still available.

The iPod nano system, though somewhat similar to iOS, is a proprietary OS that isn’t shared by Apple’s other devices. The operating system is...

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09:00
9to5Toys Last Call: 13″ Retina MacBook Pro $1,100,...

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09:00
Boot Camp 6: run Windows 10 on Macs

Some people don't have a choice; they have to use Microsoft Windows because of corporate policy. But others, especially those in a "Bring Your Own Device" environment, have the luxury of using Macs to run both Mac OS X and Windows. It's done one of two ways -- running a virtual machine under software like Parallels Desktop, VMware or Oracle VirtualBox, or setting up a dual-boot Mac using Apple's Boot Camp software. The latest version of Boot Camp is now available, and Boot Camp 6 makes it possible to run Redmond's latest operating system -- Microsoft Windows 10 -- on a variety of Macs. Here's a full list of Macs supporting Windows 10:

MacBook

• MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, early 2015)

MacBook Air

• MacBook Air (13-inch, early 2015)

• MacBook Air (11-inch, early 2015)

• MacBook Air (13-inch, early 2014)

• MacBook Air (11-inch, early 2014)

• MacBook Air (13-inch, mid 2013)

• MacBook Air (11-...

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08:59
Apple adds Windows 10 support to Boot Camp for all...

If you're one of those people who runs Windows on your Mac, good news: Apple has just released Boot Camp 6, which brings updated drivers and official support for Windows 10 to the company's hardware. New installs of Windows using the Boot Camp Assistant tool should download the new drivers automatically, and those performing upgrade installs can use the Windows version of Apple's Software Update tool to download the new drivers before performing the Windows 10 upgrade install.

The new Boot Camp update supports all iMacs, Mac Minis, Mac Pros, MacBook Pros, MacBooks Airs, and MacBooks released after 2012; that's not to say that you can't get it working on older Macs, but you're on your own. If that seems a bit stingy, remember that most PC OEMs aren't officially supporting systems...

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08:56
Apple Pay competitor Samsung Pay launching in the US...

At its Unpacked press event on Thursday, Samsung announced that Samsung Pay -- its answer to mobile payment systems like Apple Pay -- will launch in the U.S. on Sept. 28.

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08:56
Killer Deal: Free AppleCare on these mid-2015 15...

For our final back-to-school MacBook Pro promo of the season from Apple Authorized Reseller Adorama, readers can get free AppleCare (a $349 value) on 7 different mid-2015 15" MacBook Pro configurations, plus additional instant discounts, a free accessory, free shipping and no sales tax collected in 48 states. Or use exclusive coupons to discount all other configurations to the lowest prices anywhere.

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08:55
Ahead of new iPhones, Samsung announces Galaxy Note...

Ahead of the new iPhones currently rumored to be announced on September 9th, Samsung has today announced the latest in its Galaxy line of smartphones. The Korean company introduced the Samsung Galaxy Note 5, as well as a larger S6 Edge called — yes, it’s a bit of a mouthful — the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+. The company also detailed the launch of its Samsung Pay mobile payments platform.

Samsung is touting the S6 Edge+ as “better for multimedia,” while the Galaxy Note 5 is “perfect for multitaskers.” The “Apps edge” feature lets S6 Edge+ users get quick access to their favorite apps, while “People edge” lets you quickly find contacts. The...

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08:28
iHome's HomeKit smart plug goes on sale to...

Chances are you already own an iHome accessory—most likely a speaker or iPhone dock. Now the company is expanding into smart home accessories with the new HomeKit-compatible iSP5 SmartPlug, which promises to make your dumb appliances more intelligent without a hub.

iHome

Use the iHome Control app for iOS to control the rooms in your house.

The $40 wall plug is iHome’s first entry into smart home products. It uses Wi-Fi to let you control any small electronic device under 1800 watts—that includes lights, home audio set-ups, window air-conditioners, coffee makers, etc. Using the iHome Control app for iOS (or Android), you can create “scenes” that let you control all of the smart plugs in a room. You can toggle on an away mode in a scene to turn off all the devices that are plugged in, or you can manage each plug individually. The plugs are designed to stack on top of each other, so you can use two per standard...

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08:28
Samsung takes on Apple's iPhone 6 Plus with 5.7...

South Korean electronics giant Samsung on Thursday officially unveiled its new jumbo-sized Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+, a pair of 5.7-inch handsets designed to compete against Apple's smash hit iPhone 6 Plus.

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08:26
Apple releases Boot Camp 6 drivers, offers boosted...

If you’re using Boot Camp and just installed Windows 10, you might want to snag this.

Apple on Wednesday released its Boot Camp 6 update to add drivers for Windows 10. The update is still propagating and is not yet available for OS X, although it’s been noted the update is available within Windows partitions in Boot Camp.

Boot Camp 6 also includes support for several Mac features within Windows 10, including USB 3, USB-C, Thunderbolt, built-in SD and SDXC card slots, built-in or external Apple SuperDrives, and the Apple keyboard, mouse and trackpad.

Windows 10 support is only available on select Macs with OS X Yosemite and the...

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08:08
Apple quietly recalling some Apple TV units, cites...

This is why recall programs exist.

Apparently, a few Apple TV units have been quietly recalled due to Wi-Fi-related problems. In one case, a user received an email from Apple Apple informing him that his device has a faulty part.

Apple is offering affected customers the opportunity to exchange their faulty Apple TV unit for a functional one. The company is reaching out to each affected customer individually and has not updated its website to acknowledge the recall, suggesting that only a few users received Apple TVs with the faulty part.

The affected units appear to have been purchased over the last several weeks and Apple...

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08:04
iHome releases HomeKit-ready iSP5 SmartPlug, first...

Announced at CES in January, the iSP5 SmartPlug ($40) — iHome’s first smart home accessory, and first Apple HomeKit accessory — is now officially available for purchase. The SmartPlug installs easily in an existing wall outlet, enabling users to enjoy iOS-based remote control of a connected lamp, fan, air conditioner or other electronic device. Two SmartPlugs can be stacked atop one another on a standard wall plate, and multiple SmartPlugs can be grouped as “scenes” for simultaneous iOS control within a home. Interestingly, the new accessory’s compatibility isn’t limited to iOS and HomeKit…

...

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07:49
Opinion: After getting assimilated by the Apple...

As regular readers will know, it took a little while for the Apple Watch to really grow on me. But even back when I wasn’t convinced I needed a smartwatch, I still had to admire the design. And the Digital Crown was a large part of how Apple got the smartwatch right when others hadn’t yet cracked it. A fundamental problem with a small touchscreen is that touching it covers up much of the content. The Digital Crown overcomes that, allowing us to scroll content without our thumb getting in the way.

But while today’s iPhone screens may be larger than they used to be, they are still pretty small in the scheme of things. Scrolling with a thumb still covers...

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07:47
Ghostery Review

Macworld:

Check out Ghostery, a Safari extension (also available for Firefox, Chrome, and Internet Explorer). With Ghostery installed, whenever you visit a Web page that uses such tricks to track, you’ll briefly see a box listing all the services that are tracking your visit to that page.

Click the Ghostery icon in Safari’s toolbar, and you get a detailed list of each of those service along with the specific script(s) each is using on that Web page. Click a script to view it in a new Safari tab or window. Click the More Info link next to a service to view Ghostery’s page for that company, which includes information about the company; contact information; a link to the company’s full privacy policy; and a summary of the types of data the company collects, how that data is shared, and how long it’s retained.

I’ve been using Ghostery for a while and really like the way it reminds me of just how much tracking is going on and it shows you just how ridiculous the...

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07:42
Samsung unveils 2.5-inch 16TB SSD: The world’s...

Ars Technica:

At the Flash Memory Summit in California, Samsung has unveiled what appears to be the world’s largest hard drive—and somewhat surprisingly, it uses NAND flash chips rather than spinning platters. The rather boringly named PM1633a, which is being targeted at the enterprise market, manages to cram almost 16 terabytes into a 2.5-inch SSD package. By comparison, the largest conventional hard drives made by Seagate and Western Digital currently max out at 8 or 10TB.

That’s quite a lot of porn.

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07:40
HTC, Lenovo announce job cuts as losses mount in...

Asian tech heavyweights HTC and Lenovo have revealed plans to slash their respective workforces and restructure their mobile phone units, moves designed to stem financial losses as the companies struggle to compete in the global mobile marketplace.

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07:30
Some 3rd-generation Apple TVs are being recalled

Apple is doing a targeted recall of 3rd-generation Apple TVs due to a faulty part. It's not known if the part -- which was not identified -- can cause a safety issue, which is a common reason for recalls of electronic devices.

Rather than sending out a blanket noticed to all Apple TV owners, Apple is only contacting customers who are affected by the problem. This indicates that the part was only used in a small number of units.

Users who have a defective unit receive a replacement Apple TV overnight, even if the original device was not exhibiting symptoms of the problem. 

Apple last recall program focused on the...

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B&H Photo has 11″ & 13″ MacBook Airs with 128GB SSDs on sale for $100 off MSRP. Shipping is free, and B&H charges NY sales tax only: - 11″ 1.6GHz/128GB MacBook Air: $799.99, $100 off MSRP... Read more
13-inch 2.5GHz MacBook Pro (refurbished) avai...
The Apple Store has Apple Certified Refurbished 13″ 2.5GHz MacBook Pros available for $829, or $270 off the cost of new models. Apple’s one-year warranty is standard, and shipping is free: - 13″ 2.... Read more
27-inch 3.2GHz iMac on sale for $1679, save $...
B&H Photo has the 27″ 3.2GHz iMac on sale for $1679.99 including free shipping plus NY sales tax only. Their price is $120 off MSRP. Read more
Apple and Cisco Partner to Deliver Fast-Lane...
Apple and Cisco have announced a partnership to create a “fast lane” for iOS business users by optimizing Cisco networks for iOS devices and apps. The alliance integrates iPhone with Cisco enterprise... Read more
Apple offering refurbished 2015 13-inch Retin...
The Apple Store is offering Apple Certified Refurbished 2015 13″ Retina MacBook Pros for up to $270 (15%) off the cost of new models. An Apple one-year warranty is included with each model, and... Read more
Apple refurbished 2015 MacBook Airs available...
The Apple Store has Apple Certified Refurbished 2015 11″ and 13″ MacBook Airs (the latest models), available for up to $180 off the cost of new models. An Apple one-year warranty is included with... Read more
21-inch iMacs on sale for up to $120 off MSRP
B&H Photo has 21″ iMacs on sale for up to $120 off MSRP including free shipping plus NY sales tax only: - 21″ 1.4GHz iMac: $999.99 $100 off - 21″ 2.7GHz iMac: $1199.99 $100 off - 21″ 2.9GHz iMac... Read more

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*Apple* Desktop Analyst - KDS Staffing (Unit...
…field and consistent professional recruiting achievement. Job Description: Title: Apple Desktop AnalystPosition Type: Full-time PermanentLocation: White Plains, NYHot Read more
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Simply Mac is the largest premier retailer for Apple products and solutions. We're looking for dedicated individuals with a passion to simplify and enhance the Read more
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