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Wednesday April 20

07:07
Apple hires former Tesla VP of Vehicle Engineering...

Porritt was a former Chief Engineer at Aston Martin, certainly a solid hire for Apple, not a “Tesla Graveyard” pick.

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07:01
Chatbots land on Skype's Mac client and web app

If you’ve been dying to try out Skype bots but don't have a Windows PC, Android, or iOS device to chat on, you’re finally in luck. Skype recently rolled out bot integration to the Mac client and the service’s beta web app.

There are only six bots to try out right now, which is to be expected since this is still a preview feature. Despite the small numbers, some of the automated services are fairly useful. Give Bing News some keywords such as “Presidential election” and you get three recent headlines for that topic.

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06:40
External Link: Apple Joins Tech Giants to Call Anti-...

Senators Richard Burr (R-NC) and Diane Feinstein (D-CA) have proposed a bill that would punish companies like Apple that refuse to comply with decryption orders. Now the Reform Government Surveillance Coalition, which includes Apple, Dropbox, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Twitter, has published an open letter calling the proposed legislation “unworkable,” saying that it would “weaken the very defenses we need to protect us from people who want to cause economic and physical harm.” So far, there isn’t much cause for alarm, because the bill is only a draft; it’s still a long way from even reaching the Senate floor, much less becoming law. Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) has vowed to filibuster the bill if it reaches the Senate floor.

 

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05:54
Apple, others pen letter opposing the anti-...

The Reform Government Surveillance coalition — which includes Apple, Dropbox, Evernote, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, and Yahoo! — have written a letter to the two Senators behind the anti-encryption Burr-Feinstein bill explaining why it’s a very bad thing.

Among its many provisions, the draft bill mandates that tech companies make all of their online data "intelligible" when presented with a court order. The bill defines intelligible as "decrypted, deciphered, decoded, demodulated, or deobfuscated" to "the Government of the United States and the government of the District of Columbia, or any commonwealth or possession of the United States, of an Indian Tribe, or of any State or political subdivision thereof.”

This bill — proposed by Sens. Richard Burr (R) of North Carolina and Dianne Feinstein (D) of California (both pictured) — would make us all less safe. t would force American companies to keep...

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05:32
Apple employees among the top contributors to Bernie...

Funding data published by the Federal Elections Commission reveals that the largest donors to Bernie Sanders’ election campaign PACs were employees of tech companies. Employees of Google parent company Alphabet donated the most, at a little over a quarter of a million dollars, while Apple employees collectively donated $85k.

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05:13
Europe files antitrust charges against Google over...

The European Commission on Wednesday made new antitrust charges against Google, alleging that the company foisted its search application and the Chrome browser on Android smartphones makers as a condition to license its other apps and services.

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05:00
IDC: ‘ultra-thin, portable’ products will become...

Good news for the iPad Pro: a new analysis from the...

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05:00
MIT Researchers Forge New Weapon for Code Warriors


MIT researchers have developed a fast, accurate system for identifying security flaws in Web apps written in Ruby on Rails, according to news reports published last week. In tests the researchers -- MIT Professor Daniel Jackson and Joseph Near, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California at Berkeley -- performed on 50 popular RoR apps, they uncovered 23 previously undiscovered security flaws. What's more, the longest amount of time it took to analyze any one program was 64 seconds.

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04:50
Apple agrees to pay $24.9M to settle Siri patent...

Apple has agreed to pay $24.9M to settle a long-running lawsuit alleging that Siri violated a patent owned by a New York institute and exclusively licensed to a company in Dallas. The patent predates the launch of Siri by four years.

The Albany Business Review notes that Apple was sued not by the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, which holds the patent, but by Dallas-based Dynamic Advances, which licensed it. The company reportedly receives $5M now, and the balance after meeting unspecified conditions. In return, Apple gets a license to use the patented technology for three years.

The settlement means that the patent trial, due to take place in New York next month, will no longer proceed....

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04:30
Apple comes in fifth place among ‘100 Most Authentic...

Cohn & Wolfe has published its inaugural Authentic 100, an annual index of global brands ranked by consumer perception of authenticity. Among the top 10 brands are Apple (number five on the list), Disney (number one), BMW (number two), Microsoft (number three), Amazon (number four), Intel (number six), Audi (number seven), Samsung (number eight), Adidas (number nine), and Lego (number 10).

The 2016 study by the a global communications agency on authenticity defines what consumers believe are the individual attributes of authentic behavior and whether a brand displaying these attributes will affect the actions of consumers. The study identifies a large "authenticity gap" between brands and consumers, with 75 percent of nearly 12,000 consumers surveyed across 14 markets indicating that brands and companies have a credibility problem. Key findings of the study include:

  • High global cynicism: Consumer cynicism...
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04:10
Apple joins Google, Microsoft and others in an open...

Just a day after a prominent legal expert described the proposed anti-encryption Burr-Feinstein bill as unconstitutional, unenforceable and harmful, Apple has called the proposal ‘well-intentioned but ultimately unworkable.’

The description is in an open letter from the Reform Government Surveillance coalition, of which Apple is a key member, alongside companies such as Google, Dropbox, Facebook, Microsoft and Twitter. The letter, addressed to the two Senators behind the proposed bill, explains why it would be harmful to the interests of both the U.S. people and American businesses …...

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Tuesday April 19

19:08
Dearth of new data from San Bernardino iPhone...

Law enforcement sources on Tuesday said that while an iPhone linked to last year's San Bernardino shootings has yielded no actionable intel, the dearth of new information has actually helped the FBI investigation into the terror attack.

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18:24
Lawsuit asks Justice Department to reveal decryption...

Do you want to know whether or not US officials have ever forced a company to decrypt data to aid in an investigation? So does the Electronic Frontier Foundation. The civil liberties group has sued the Department of Justice to make it reveal whethe...

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17:36
Apple’s tribute to Bill Campbell
17:24
Report: While no new data was found on the San...

CNN today reports that while the FBI did not find anything new on the San Bernardino iPhone 5c that it unlocked without Apple’s help, it has “produced data the FBI didn’t have before.” Essentially, not finding anything new on the device is what the FBI needed to know in order to answer some of its remaining questions regarding the case.

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17:23
Apple actviates web previews for select Apple TV apps

As part of ongoing efforts to build out its new tvOS App Store, Apple on Tuesday activated iTunes web previews for fourth-generation Apple TV apps, allowing potential buyers to browse current offerings without turning on their television.

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16:50
Piper Jaffray: Apple's services business saw...

Pulling data from Apple's December 2015 earnings report, investment bank Piper Jaffray estimates gross margins on the company's rarely discussed services business could be above 60 percent. And that figure is expected to grow.

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16:47
FBI Tells Congress It Needs Hackers To Keep Up With...

An anonymous reader quotes a report from BuzzFeed: A high ranking technology official with the FBI told members of Congress Tuesday that the agency is incapable of cracking locked phones and devices on its own, even with additional resources. Amy Hess, the agency's executive assistant director for science and technology told a panel of the House Energy and Commerce Committee that encrypted communications continue to pose a challenge to the American law enforcement, and to the safety of the American public. But when asked by lawmakers to provide a practical solution beyond the FBI's talking points, she said that the cooperation of technology companies would be necessary. According to the New York Times, "The FBI defended its hiring of a third-party company to break into an iPhone used by a gunman in last year's San Bernardino, Calif., mass shooting, telling some lawmakers on Tuesday that it needed to join with partners in the rarefied world of for-profit hackers as technology...

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16:32
Remembering Bill Campbell

This is a great piece from Adam Lashinsky. Take a minute and read it.

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16:31
Here’s how Apple’s refreshed 12-inch MacBook...

Earlier today, Apple took wraps off of a refreshed 12-inch MacBook just over a year after the line was first introduced. While Apple is touting that this MacBook is faster and offers longer battery life than last year’s model, the company is notoriously vague when it comes to sharing under-the-hood details on its product pages. We’ve done some digging, however, and will attempt to break down all of the differences between last year’s 12-inch MacBook and this year’s upgraded model.

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16:26
Apple slowly rolling out ability to preview fourth-...

At long last, Apple today has started rolling out web links and iTunes web previews for tvOS apps, similar to how links to iOS/Mac apps and iTunes content has worked for years now. As reported by MacStories, users will now be able to easily share links to fourth-gen Apple TV apps on their computer and subsequently be able to view app details, as well.

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16:14
Apple's MacBook Refresh Draws Tepid Response


Apple on Tuesday announced a refreshed MacBook with some incremental improvements but nothing likely to dazzle even the staunchest Mac fans. The improved battery life and fanless design got the attention of Eric Smith, a senior analyst at Strategy Analytics. "Battery life is always top of mind for consumers," he said. However, he was "a little disappointed" that there has been no improvement to display resolution, as "more PC OEMs are going to 4K displays in this price tier." The MacBook starts at $1,300.

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15:58
Killer Deal: Apple's 13" MacBook Air for $...

For the next 48 hours, AI readers can grab the lowest price ever offered on remaining inventory of Apple's 13" MacBook Air (1.6GHz, 4GB, 128GB) at $799, with free expedited shipping and no sales tax outside NY. Or pick up the new baseline model with 8GB of RAM for $979.

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15:14
Apple Pay support expands to over 50 more US banks...

Following a market expansion into Singapore, Apple on Tuesday announced Apple Pay integration with 59 new U.S. card issuing banks and credit unions, bringing the total number of supported domestic financial institutions to 1,199.

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14:36
Apple conferences offer discounts in response to...

Being in San Francisco for WWDC is getting expensive. Really expensive. For many people airfare + hotel in 2016 will cost twice as much as it did in 2014: upwards of $2,000 USD. That’s more than the price of getting into the event itself (assuming you’re lucky enough to win a ticket)! Already tons of our friends have said they have to skip this year and might not be back.

But it’s OK: the iOS and Mac community isn’t limited to San Francisco once a year.

The high cost of hotels, etc. certainly isn’t Apple’s fault, but it’s nice to see some of the independent conferences come together and offer users an alternative.

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14:30
AWT News Update: April 19, 2016

Here's your daily dose of fresh news from the world of Apple:

  • Apple testifies in front of Congress about encryption
  • Intel, which makes processors for Macs, will lay off 11% of its workforce
  • Pinterest updates its iOS app with a little help from the original Mac icon designer
  • Apple Pay expands to its sixth country and adds more US banks and credit unions
  • Picking up a new MacBook tomorrow? There's an update for it already

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Hi, I’m Steve Sande from Apple World Today, and this is the AWT News Update for April 19, 2016.

Apple recently released figures showing that the company received over 30,000 requests from US law enforcement agencies in 2015 to turn over user...

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14:26
Apple Pay adds support for 61 new U.S. banks

You can see Apple’s full list of supported banks and countries. I love Apple Pay.

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14:19
Apple to adopt AMD's new Polaris graphics chips...

AMD's latest graphics chips, the Polaris 10 and 11, will make their way into Apple desktops and laptops shipping later this year, a report said on Tuesday.

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14:15
EU antitrust chief expected to charge Google

Europe’s antitrust chief is expected to hit Google on Wednesday with anti-competitive charges concerning its Android mobile phone operating system, two people familiar with the matter said.

Google is already in a battle with the EU over promoting its shopping service in search results.

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14:09
Notable apps and app updates for April 19, 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

Upspace has announced Upspace 1.0.1 for OS X. It’s an update to their menubar uploader for Dropbox. Using the Dropbox infrastructure, it was built specifically for those who need to share a lot of screenshots and files during the day. 

Just choose a file and drag it to the menubar. Ups pace provides you with a short link automatically copied to your clipboard so that you can use to share your upload with co-workers and friends. Version 1.0.1 includes various bug fixes.

Upspace 1.0.1 requires OS X 10.10 or later. It costs $3.99 and is available through the Mac App Store in the Productivity...

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14:03
Sources: Data from San Bernardino phone has helped...

A question many outside security experts will ask is, what took the FBI so long? Supposedly, the phone had been unlocked a couple of weeks ago.

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13:41
Apple Says it rejected Chinese demand for source code

Apple will continue to get these request from both foreign and domestic governments which is why they are working hard at locking down security in iOS so these requests become moot.

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13:38
Apple settles Siri lawsuit with Rensselaer, Dallas...

Is it just me (and this feels weird to say) but does $25 million seem like not a lot of money to settle this lawsuit?

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13:34
YouTube Wants You to See the World From Every Angle


YouTube on Monday announced the rollout of live-streaming 360-degree video and spatial audio, part of the company's push to boost its reach in the growing market for immersive video and virtual reality. The company has provided support for 360-degree video for more than a year, but it has been working with content creators to push the technology even further to bring fans into live events when they cannot be there themselves, Chief Product Officer Neal Mohan said.

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13:33
Intel announces “restructuring initiative to...

The press release is typical marketing speak. Bottom line is a lot of good people lost their jobs today.

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13:30
Ten One Design Blockhead: A surprisingly intelligent...

Ten One Design Blockhead (left). Photo by Steve Sande

There's always been a design problem with most MacBook AC adapters: when you just use the adapter and unfold the prongs to plug it into the wall socket, the adapter sticks straight out, making it difficult to plug into sockets located behind furniture. Sure, you could always use the extension cord included with a lot of MacBooks -- you just pull off the "duck head" piece with the plugs, and plug the extension cord in -- but who wants to carry that long extension cord everywhere? This problem has a good solution now in the form of the Ten One Design Blockhead (US$19.95 or $34.94 for two). 

Design

The idea of Blockhead is simple; it replaces the duck head on your standard Apple AC adapter with one that has the prongs at a 90° angle. What that means is that when the adapter is plugged into the wall with Blockhead installed,...

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13:29
Sports Fans and Social Media, Part 1: It's a...


Twitter and the National Football League are betting that a partnership announced this month could help refine the roughly defined relationship between social media and the world of sports. The NFL set out to reclaim fans who chewed through their cable TV cords and strayed from the flock of football faithful, while Twitter's motive in agreeing to stream 10 gridiron games during the 2016 season was growth and retention. The NFL fielded offers from Facebook, Amazon and others, but Twitter's reach and relevance to fans of the game won it over.

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13:00
Apple denied Chinese government requests for source...

Chinese authorities have asked Apple to turn over source code twice in the past two years, but the company refused in both cases, Apple general counsel Bruce Sewell told a hearing of the U.S. House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Tuesday.

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12:53
Rumor: Apple to use AMD’s Polaris architecture in...

Apple is apparently planning to use AMD's Polaris architecture in both its upcoming laptops and desktops, according to a Digital Trends report. Polaris 10 and 11 chips — formerly referred to under the codenames Ellesmere and Baffin — are expected to be used in hardware hitting the market later this year.

Polaris is built on the 14nm FinFET process with some major power efficiency numbers, which is something Apple is always pushing towards. Most likely they’ll pop up in MacBook Pros and iMacs, which could be previewed at June’s Apple Worldwide Developer Conference. AMD is expected launch its Polaris-based family of GPUs at Computex 2016 (May 31-June 4) or E3 2016 (June 14-17).

Chances that this rumor is true (IMHO): 90%. I predict we’ll see Polaris...

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12:39
China’s quarterly iOS revenue grew nearly 2.2x year-...

China’s quarterly iOS revenue grew nearly 2.2x year-over-year from the first quarter of 2015 to the first quarter of 2016, mostly from in-app purchases within mobile games, according to the “App Annie Index Market Q1 2016."

Asia continues to reign in iOS revenue, but last quarter, China leapt ahead of Japan on the revenue rankings thanks to its legions of mobile gamers. App Annie — which provides analytics services and market intelligence to app developers — also notes that entertainment and music app revenue is “exploding” in the U.S. and China with major apps adding subscription revenue models.

The report notes that Google’s Play Store saw a number of downloads that roughly doubles that of the Apple App Store. As established markets continue to see revenue rise, emerging markets — Vietnam, Argentina and Egypt in particular — are experiencing significant download growth on Google...

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11:40
Apple Refused China Request For Source Code In Last...

Dustin Volz, reporting for Reuters: Apple has been asked by Chinese authorities within the last two years to hand over its source code but refused to do so, the company's top lawyer told U.S. lawmakers at a hearing on Tuesday. Apple general counsel Bruce Sewell made the statement in response to a line of attack from law enforcement officials who have attempted to portray Apple as complicit in handing over information to Chinese authorities for business reasons while refusing to cooperate with U.S. requests for access to private data in criminal investigations. Apple and the FBI returned to Washington to testify before lawmakers about their heated disagreement over law enforcement access to encrypted devices, highlighted in the case of a locked iPhone linked to a gunman in last December's Islamist militant-inspired shootings in San Bernardino, California. Earlier in the hearing before a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee, Captain Charles Cohen, commander in the Indiana State...

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11:31
WaterField unveils its leather Atelier Folio for the...

WaterField Designs, one of my favorite makers of accessories for Apple products, has announced the $109 Atelier Folio for the Apple’s revamped 12-inch MacBook.

The laptop sleeve cradles the laptop in premium leather cut by WaterField’sartisans from one hide. Inside the laptop sleeve, red Ultrasuede scratch-free microfiber protects the MacBook's frame. The leather sheath closes with a magnetic snap.

The Atelier Folio is available in cognac-colored, full-grain, naturally-tanned leather. It joins two  leather iPad accessories as part of the WaterField Atelier Collection. The $29 Atelier Pencil Case for the iPad Apple Pencil and $69 iPad Gear Case to hold iPad cords and accessories...

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11:29
Unlocked San Bernadino iPhone providing some leads...

In spite of all the controversy and kerfuffle surrounding the San Bernadino iPhone and the steps taken to unlock it, sources are indicating that the FBI is getting some useful information and leads from the device.

Investigators are now more confident that terrorist Syed Farook didn’t make contact with another plotter during an 18-minute gap that the FBI said was missing from their time line of the attackers’ whereabouts after the mass shooting, the officials said. The phone has helped investigators address lingering concern that the two may have help, perhaps from friends and family.

While the unlocked iPhone 5c didn’t contain evidence of ISIS-associated contacts or the use of encrypted communications during the period the FBI was concerned about, officials are...

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10:30
Lawmakers call for middle ground on law enforcement...

Technology vendors and law enforcement agencies need to look for a compromise that allows police to gain access to encrypted devices during criminal investigations, lawmakers say.

Many tech vendors and privacy advocates have suggested there is no available compromise between strong security for device users and police access to encrypted communications. But members of a congressional committee on Tuesday pushed both sides in the ongoing encryption debate to look again for a possible middle ground.

As Apple and the FBI continue to argue in court about whether the company should assist the agency with unlocking iPhones, "it's time to begin a new chapter in this battle, one which I hope can...

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10:24
60 Minutes Shows How Network Flaw Makes Any...


An international team of cybersecurity experts hacked into an iPhone loaned to a U.S. congressman who sits on a key technology committee, in a 60 Minutes demonstration of how easy it is for a criminal to spy on callers by exploiting an international mobile phone network vulnerability. The hackers were able to listen in on a call by Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif., who sits on the House Oversight and Reform Subcommittee, just by getting the actual phone number he was using, according to the program.

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10:18
Outdated Git version in OS X puts developers at risk

The OS X command line developer tools include an old version of the Git source code management system that exposes Mac users to remote code execution attacks.

The Git client allows developers to interact with source code repositories. It is not installed by default on Mac OS X, but it is included in the Command Line Tools package for Xcode, Apple’s integrated development environment (IDE).

Software developers who create applications for OS X or iOS are likely to use Xcode and to have Apple’s Command Line Tools package installed on their Macs. The latest version of this package includes Git version 2.6.4, released in December.

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09:57
Apple Updates 12-inch MacBook, Bumps MacBook Air RAM

Apple has refreshed the 12-inch MacBook Pro with faster internals and a new rose gold color option, but it’s still limited to 8 GB of RAM and a single USB-C port. Meanwhile, 8 GB of RAM is now standard in all 13-inch MacBook Airs.

 

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09:00
This electric bike is made for Imperial Stormtroopers

Zeitgeist's carbon-fiber electric bike will go up to 100 miles on a charge and looks like it was built for the Empire.

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08:22
Apple releases updated 12-inch MacBooks, now with...

It was a pretty quiet update, but the new MacBooks are out.

Apple on Tuesday announced its updated 12-inch MacBooks, complete with sixth-generation Skylake dual-core Intel Core M processors with speeds up to 1.3 GHz, an Intel HD Graphics 515 system, PCIe-based flash storage, an additional hour of battery life and 1866 MHz RAM.

The notebooks retain their two pound weight and 13.1 mm thickness as well as their Force Touch trackpad. The 12-inch MacBook is also fanless and has no moving parts or vents to speak of.

Other features include a 12-inch display with a 2,304-by-1,440 resolution at 226 PPI, single USB 3.1 Type-C port, 256GB or 512GB flash storage, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, a 480p FaceTime camera,...

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08:11
Apple releases bluetooth software update for new 12-...

Even though nobody has gotten their hands on the new 12-inch MacBook released today, Apple has already gone ahead and released a new software update. The update focuses on bluetooth compatibility with third-party devices. Weighing in at 157.8 MB, it will be a relatively small update to download once configuring your new machine.

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07:48
Viber joins WhatsApp and Apple with end-to-end...

Not wanting to be left behind in the pursuit of enhanced user security, Viber is adding end-to-end encryption (E2EE) following WhatsApp’s E2EE roll out earlier in April. Viber announced on Tuesday that E2EE would roll out to its users globally over the next two weeks. The new encryption will cover text, voice, and group chats, and will work across mobile and PC versions of Viber.

Viber with end-to-end encryption.

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07:46
WWDC 2016 Ticket Lottery Now Open

With the lottery for Apple’s WWDC 2016 tickets now open, developers can sign up for the opportunity to pay $1599 for a ticket — and the rest of us can anticipate the keynote address.

 

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07:18
FruityMaps lets you try out Apple’s upcoming MapKit...

Not soon after the news of Apple potentially opening MapKit as a web API, creative developer Tim Broddin has gone ahead and developed a proof of concept showing what that experience might look like in the future. Fruity Maps mimics a very basic Apple Maps view similar to what you’ve likely encountered with embedded web versions of Google Maps. While it’s missing most features that would make it fully usable (such as pins and searching), it gives us a very nice idea of the extent that Apple Maps might be utilized by developers on a desktop experience.

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07:00
Review: Break this Safe, a creatively frustrating...

We’re nearing the one year mark of the Apple Watch’s original release. When Apple first announced the Watch I was excited to see all the creative applications, tools, and games developers would make for it. The watch was a new product category begging for creative development. After a full year, I believe we’re finally starting to see what that means, starting with Rafael Conde’s Break this Safe Apple Watch game.

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07:00
The HTC's Wow Factor May Trump Shortcomings for...


The HTC Vive drew accolades from a hyped-up base of gamers and virtual reality enthusiasts when it launched earlier this month. However, the Vive is proving to be an experience that is not for the faint of heart, the light of wallet, or the short of patience. HTC earlier this year unveiled the Vive to an enthusiastic audience at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Among its innovations is the Vive's ability to let users receive and respond to phone calls and text messages while immersed in the VR experience.

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07:00
Apple Launches MacBook 2016 With Intel Skylake...

Apple, on Tuesday, announced a refresh for its 12-inch MacBook laptop. The 2016 MacBook comes with an Intel Skylake processor -- sixth-generation dual-core Intel Core M model, offering up to 1.3 GHz clock speed with Turbo Boost speeds of up to 3.1 GHz, faster 1866 MHz memory, and a 'rose gold' color variant. Apple assures 10 hours of wireless Web browsing time, or 11 hours of movie playback on a single charge. The new model will hit retail stores on Wednesday. It starts at $1,299 for the 256GB SSD and 8GB (up from 4GB) version, and goes all the way up to $1,599 for the top-of-the-line model which offers 512GB SSD. A couple of points: the first-generation MacBook didn't fare well with reviewers and plenty of users alike. Second, today's announcement also hints that the MacBook Air and the MacBook Pro lineups won't be getting the Intel Skylake upgrade for at least a few more months -- which is really sad, because, at present, they come equipped with almost three-year-old processor...

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06:51
Apple drops the price on refurbished 12-inch...

From 9to5Toys.com:

With news of fresh 12-inch MacBooks this morning, Apple is now further discounting previous generation refurbished models with prices starting at $929 shipped. If you’re willing to hold off on the spec bumps announced today, you’ll be able to cash in on significant savings. All of Apple’s refurbished products come with a full one-year warranty and are...

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06:21
Apple updates MacBook line with new processors, adds...

Apple on Tuesday updated its laptop offerings with a new version of its 12-inch MacBook. The company upgraded the processor and graphics subsystem, boosted battery life, and expanded the color choices.

Apple offers two standard configurations of the new MacBook with Skylake processors that are an upgrade over the Intel Core M Broadwell processors in the previous MacBook. The $1,299 model comes with a 64-bit 1.1GHz dual-core Intel Core M3 processor with Turbo Boost up to 2.2GHz, 4MB L3 cache, and 256GB of PCIe-based onboard flash storage. The $1,599 model has a 64-bit 1.2GHz dual-core Intel Core M5 processor with Turbo Boost up to 2.7GHz, 4MB L3 cache, and 512GB of PCIe-based onboard flash storage.

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06:14
Exclusive: Apple hires former Tesla VP and Aston...

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has an affectionate nickname for Apple: The ‘Tesla Graveyard‘. “They have hired people we’ve fired,” Musk said. “We always jokingly call Apple the ‘Tesla Graveyard.’ If you don’t make it at Tesla, you go work at Apple”. He made the comment after being asked about the so-called “poaching war” between the automaker and the consumer electronic giant following the start of Apple’s electric car program: ‘Project Titan‘.

We follow who’s coming and who’s going at Tesla pretty closely at Electrek and it’s clear that the two companies share a lot of former colleagues. Tesla’s senior engineering staff and leadership are full of former Apple directors and...

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06:01
Apple revs its MacBook line with new processors,...

So much for waiting until its Worldwide Developer Conference for Mac announcements.. Apple has updated its tiny (two pounds and 13.1 mm thin) MacBook with the latest Intel processors, improved graphics performance, faster flash storage and an additional hour of battery life. 

Plus, its all-metal unibody enclosure is now available in four aluminum finishes — gold, silver, space gray, and for, the first time on a Mac, rose gold. Rose gold “flavors” have previously only be offered on iPhones and iPads.

The updated MacBook features sixth-generation dual-core Intel Core M processors up to 1.3GHz, with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.1GHz, and faster 1866MHz memory. New Intel HD Graphics 515 deliver up to 25% faster graphics performance, and faster PCIe-based flash storage makes everyday tasks feel snappier, says Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. 

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06:00
Speedify review: Faster, more reliable internet for...

Speedify offers granular control over cellular data connections to avoid exceeding your carrier’s monthly allotment.

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05:51
Legal analysis of anti-encryption bill says it’s...

While the FBI abandoned its court case against Apple, the dispute of course still rumbles on in Congress, with hearings today and a proposed bill to force U.S. tech companies to break encrypted devices on demand. But at least one legal expert thinks the Feinstein-Burr bill is deeply flawed, arguing that it is unconstitutional, unenforceable and would harm U.S. investigative capabilities.

And not just any legal expert: you can’t really ask for better credentials in this area than those of Paul Rosenzweig.

Paul Rosenzweig is the founder of Red Branch Consulting PLLC, a homeland security consulting company [and] formerly served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy in the Department of Homeland Security. He is...

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05:44
Apple may be preparing a web version of its MapKit...

Apple may be preparing to announce a web version of its MapKit framework, allowing anyone to embed an Apple Map view into a web page. On the WWDC microsite —as noted by 9to5Mac — Apple has embedded its own map object in the page to show attendees how to get between Moscone West and the Bill Civic auditorium, where the 2016 Worldwide Developer Conference keynote will be held. 

9to5Mac says that, looking at the code, it appears Apple wants to make this embeddable map a public API [application programming interface] in the future so anyone could add an Apple Map to their website. Such maps would be interactive and users get to zoom in and out.

The MapKit framework provides an interface for embedding maps directly into your own windows and views. This framework also provides support for annotating the map, adding overlays, and performing reverse-geocoding...

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05:40
Apple spruces up its one-ported MacBook with Skylake...

Enlarge / Yes, this is last year's MacBook, but this year's MacBook is mostly different on the inside. (credit: Andrew Cunningham)

Apple has announced the first major hardware update for the 12-inch Retina MacBook, just over a year after releasing the first version. Apple first tipped its hand in a recent OS X Server update, which indicated that an "Early 2016" MacBook model was coming but revealed nothing else.

You'll find most of the hardware updates on the inside: the laptop has been upgraded with ...

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05:36
Apple issues latest ‘Report on Government Requests’

In its latest “Report on Government Requests” for user information, Apple says it received over 30,000 requests last year, and complied with up to 82% of them. U.S. law enforcement agencies had 1,015 requests for customer account information affecting 5,192 users in the second half of 2015. 

Apple says that most of the requests it receives from law enforcement relate to information about lost or stolen devices, and the company reports these as device requests. Device requests may include requests for customer contact information provided to register a device with Apple or the date(s) the device used Apple services. 

The number of law enforcement requests where Apple determined that an account request was lawful and provided content such as iCloud email, contacts, calendar, or Photo Stream content, the company says. Apple notes that it only provides user account...

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05:33
Apple releases new 12 inch Retina MacBook: new...

Apple has today released an update to the 12 inch Retina MacBook line, with new Skylake processors, overall better performance, and a new color: Rose Gold. The new internals have also allowed Apple to grab an extra hour of battery life out of the same sized product. The MacBook refresh keeps the same thin chassis, the same edge-to-edge keyboard and the same single USB-C port design as the original Retina MacBook, released about a year ago. The new Retina MacBook costs the same as before, starting at $1299.

The lineup means Apple now offers the MacBook in the same colors as its iOS devices, Space Grey, Silver, Gold, and Rose Gold. For the 13 inch MacBook Air, Apple has also made 8 GB RAM the standard spec across every configuration. More specs after the jump.

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05:00
REVIEW: Peralta Scarlett Sleeve for iPad Pro 9.7-inch

The Scarlett Sleeve for the new 9.7-inch iPad Pro by Peralta is an essential accessory for traveling with an iPad. It’s a protective sleeve that comes in the perfect size to fit the iPad Pro 9.7-inch.

Scarlett is a neoprene sleeve with a water-repellant nylon exterior and fleece liner to keep your iPad scratch-free. The velcro flap is gone, replaced with a slick, magnetic leather closure.

Scarlett includes a sleeve for the Apple pencil, which is notched out of the leather strip on the opposite side of the closure – a nice touch.

If you aren’t into classic black ballistic nylon, Peralta sleeves are also available in two colorful, water-resistant LUNA fabrics – ...

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05:00
Did you take your pills? The PillDrill medication...

This innovative device could lead to better medical outcomes while reducing family friction.

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03:30
5 Gmail hacks that help you master your messages

A while back we looked at several hacks for getting more out of your Gmail account. But as with all of Google’s services, there are always more tricks and features to uncover. Here are five that will help you better manage your messages.

Hit the ‘mute’

Who hasn’t wanted to run screaming from their monitor after the 13th “Welcome aboard!” message to the new hire? Gmail provides a means to tune out distracting email conversations like these: muting.

Muted conversations bypass your inbox and go straight to your archive. They only return to your inbox if a new message is addressed solely to you or you’re added to the “To” or “Cc” line in a new message. To silence the noise, select the conversation and click the More button above your messages, then select Mute. You can also use the keyboard shortcut M.

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02:25
Ways to Avoid Moving Frauds in Some Simple Steps

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In Indore, you can a lot of professional movers and packers, ready to offer you stress-free relocation services. Relocating from one place to another is always a cumbersome task. As a result, people only look for experienced and professional packers and movers Indore. Considering that Indore is the busiest city with a dynamic crowd, it is necessary to make sure that you don’t get picked up by frauds.
Rising Trends of Frauds in the Moving Industry
In busy cities like Indore, moving frauds are everywhere. There is every reason why customers are fooled by packers and movers in Indore like:
• Customers are unaware of their rights, roles and responsibilities when they are relocating
• There’s a frequent need to relocate, which makes it quite a cumbersome task to research for a company before hiring
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23:40
US government requested information on nearly 5,200...

In its latest report on government requests for user information released Monday, Apple revealed U.S. law enforcement agencies lodged 1,015 requests for customer account information affecting 5,192 users in the second half of 2015.

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21:14
Average iPhone user unlocks device 80 times per day...

While reports covered the broad strokes of Apple's conference call on encryption last Friday, bits of information are still surfacing, including an interesting statistic that reveals an average iPhone user unlocks their device about 80 times a day.

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20:03
100th Pulitzer Prize winners announced

The 100th annual Pulitzer Prizes were handed out on Monday, bringing honors to the AP for a series that freed thousands of slaves, a Washington Post database that tracked the number of deadly police shootings in the U.S., and a hip hop Broadway musical about Alexander Hamilton.

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19:53
LaCie and Promise unveil speedy, massive Thunderbolt...

The annual National Association of Broadcasters Convention is usually a good place to find the latest in cutting edge storage solutions, designed to handle extremely demanding workflows like 6K video, and this year's event didn't disappoint with both LaCie and Promise introducing RAID solutions supporting Thunderbolt 3.

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19:10
Apple Worldwide Developer Conference 2016:...

After an odd semi-unveil via Siri earlier today, Apple this evening officially confirmed that its annual Worldwide Developers Conference would take place from June 13th through June 17th in San Francisco. As in previous years, tickets are being distributed via a random lottery process to eligible developers. Interested in attending? Read on as we break down everything you need to know about WWDC 2016.

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18:44
Rogue Source Code Repos Can Compromise Mac Security...

An anonymous reader writes: Recent Mac versions come bundled with a very old version of Git (2.6.4) that is vulnerable to two security flaws that allow attackers to execute code on the device when the user forks a Git repo holding "malicious" code. The problem is that users can't upgrade this Git repo, they can't change its runtime permissions, nor can they remove it because Apple blocks even root users from twiddling with some system-level programs. "If you rely on machines like this, I am truly sorry. I feel for you," the researcher wrote on her blog. "I wrote this post in an attempt to goad them [Apple] into action because this is affecting lots of people who are important to me. They are basically screwed until Apple deigns to deliver a patched git unto them."


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17:53
Apple Pay goes live in Singapore with American...

Apple on Monday added Singapore to a growing list of locales that offer support for Apple Pay, with customers in the region now able to conduct touchless transactions and in-app purchases thanks to American Express integration.

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17:47
Official WWDC 2016 invitation emailed to developers

That didn't take long. Just a few short hours after Siri let everyone in on the secret of when WWDC 2016 would take place, developers received the official invitation. A link on the invitation leads to this wonderful registration page:

As noted in the code-like invitation, buying tickets is only possible if a developer registers and is then selected in a random drawing. If you're a dev, get thee to the registration page by Friday for your roll of the dice...

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16:59
Apple debuts redesigned developer resources mini-...

In concert with Monday's WWDC 2016 announcement, Apple launched a revamped informational resources section on its developer portal, which includes articles, technical insight and real world examples designed to help new coders get their start on the App Store.

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16:36
Apple confirms WWDC June 13-17, opens registration...

After Siri provided a sneak peek at the dates for Apple’s 2016 Worldwide Developers Conference, the Cupertino-based company confirmed the event by launching its WWDC 2016 website.

WWDC starts on Monday, June 13, and runs throughout the week until Friday, June 17. WWDC actually takes place at two venues. Monday, the day of the keynote, will be at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. The rest of the week will be at Moscone West, where WWDCs in recent past have been held.

The keynote on June 13 starts at 10 a.m. PT, and according to the WWDC website, will be streamed live on the web. Apple will also stream select WWDC sessions and post videos of all the sessions.

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16:21
∞ Apple launches new resources for developers on the...

In addition to launching its WWDC Web site on Monday, Apple also launched a new part of its site dedicated to helping developers get on the App Store.

The App Store makes it simple for users around the world to discover, download and enjoy your apps. Grow your business with resources designed to help you create great apps and reach more users.

There is just so much I could say about the App Store, but I won’t right now. Another time.

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16:11
Apple confirms WWDC 2016 kicks off on June 13, opens...

Hours after Siri leaked upcoming dates for Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference, the company on Monday confirmed its 27th annual WWDC will indeed run from June 13 through June 17 in San Francisco. Developers can now register to take part in this year's ticket lottery.

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16:03
Apple opens registration for WWDC

The opportunity to buy tickets to this year’s conference will be offered by random selection. Register now through Friday, April 22 at 10:00 a.m. PDT for your chance to attend. We will let you know your status by Monday, April 25, 5:00 p.m. PDT.

Go!

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15:55
[Sponsor] Introducing Imprint

Imprint is a curated retailer and lifestyle publication, offering weekly collections of exclusive products for the modern gentleman.

Put differently, rather than selling thousands of different items, Imprint sells only 10-20 core products per month, presented alongside beautiful independent photography and story-telling. And rather than selling flash-sale leftovers, Imprint works with top brands to source, produce, and sell a truly limited and exclusive selection of top notch clothing, literature, coffee, and more.

Last week, Imprint also launched on iOS — both for iPhone and iPad — allowing customers to shop internationally with Apple Pay, consult with our on-demand personal styling service, and more.

For Daring Fireball readers keen to try Imprint — on web or iOS — use the code BASEBALL for 20% off your order. Shipping is free within the...

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15:41
Apple’s foray into Hollywood

Whether true or not, this is a fascinating read. I’m convinced that it’s something Apple is at least looking into.

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15:20
LXLE Gives Aging Hardware a New Lease on Life


LXLE is an ideal distro for out-of-the-box functionality to handle your everyday computing needs. It's a well-oiled lightweight distribution based on Ubuntu's long-term support releases for Debian and Lubuntu Linux from a community originating in the U.S. The latest version is 14.04.4, released last month. It runs an optimized LXDE, or Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment, that has a comfortable look and feel with plenty of system settings to tailor its performance to your way of working.

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14:53
Apple confirms QuickTime for Windows at end of life

I don’t know what this means for Mac users (hopefully, nothing) but it’s sad to see the demise of what, for Apple, was supposed to be its next great platform. Myself and others were encouraged directly by Apple (but behind the scenes) to develop and use QuickTime. Apple sent me a QuickTime Streaming Server (back in the days when there was such a thing) in order for me to broadcast my show using QuickTime 4. But, over the ensuing years, it became obvious that Apple was losing interest in developing QuickTime much further. This issue is yet another sign of that.

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13:54
Apple confirms QuickTime for Windows at end of life

After an 11-year run, QuickTime for Windows is no more. Apple has confirmed it will no longer issue updates or patch security holes for the PC version of its multimedia software, meaning those who continue to use the software do so at their own risk .

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13:19
Class action lawsuit attacks Tidal over 'Life...

A lawsuit launched Monday accuses Tidal -- along with rapper Kanye West, and Jay Z's Carter Enterprises -- of intentionally misleading people about West's album "The Life of Pablo," which was initially marketed as an exclusive on the streaming service.

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13:13
Google Calendar Offers Life-Coaching Goals Feature


Google last week rolled out Goals in Google Calendar, a feature designed to help users achieve their personal goals. Users set a goal, such as working out more often, and answer relevant questions, such as how often they want to work out and the best time for them to do so. Calendar then will sift through their schedules and select the best time to allocate for the task. Calendar uses artificial intelligence, so it will get better at scheduling the more often it's used, the company said.

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12:15
Apple brings Maps transit directions to Seattle

Apple on Monday quietly added public transit directions for Apple Maps users in Seattle, Wash., allowing them to navigate the city's various networks without a third-party app like Google Maps.

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11:31
World of Warcraft's Legion expansion launches...

If you thought you were safe from the Burning Legion until at least November, well, think again. On Monday, Blizzard announced the latest World of Warcraft expansion, subtitled Legion, will release August 30.

To recap: Legion is basically Burning Crusade Redux, using the time travel malarkey introduced in Warlords of Draenor to retcon the long-running MMO’s first ever expansion and bring fan-favorite Illidan Stormrage back to life. Which is either “Oh, great news!” or “Damn, Blizzard has run out of ideas” depending on your temperament.

There’s also the requisite level bump (up to 110) and a new class, the Demon Hunter, if you’re looking to change things up after a decade of WoW. Also a new never-before-seen location, the Broken Isles, which should please lore fanatics. It’s...well, it’s another World of Warcraft expansion.

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11:23
When is WWDC 2016? Just ask Siri

The official dates for Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) have yet to be formally announced by the company. But if you ask Siri, as Re/code’s Ina Fried did, you’ll find out the dates.

Apple hasn't officially posted details of its June developer conference but Siri will tell you if you ask her. pic.twitter.com/sR7QbNAGzc

— Ina Fried (@inafried) April 18, 2016

Based on the schedule for the Moscone Center, it’s been speculated by the media and others that WWDC would happen the week of June 13, since Moscone West, the place where Apple usually holds WWDC, doesn’t have any events scheduled. Considering that Apple programs Siri’s responses, this is as good...

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11:11
WWDC 2016 runs June 13-17, according to Siri

Enlarge / Siri! Shhhh!! (credit: Andrew Cunningham)

Apple hasn't officially announced the dates for this year's Worldwide Developers Conference yet, but Siri seems to blab if you ask. Apple's personal assistant says that WWDC will run from June 13 to June 17 in San Francisco. The location hasn't been confirmed, but the conference has historically been held at the Moscone West event space downtown.

The official WWDC site hasn't been updated with the new information and there's no way to register to buy tickets yet, but if Siri is telling people the date, we'll probably get more information soon.

Apple has historically used its opening-day WWDC keynote to show off new OS X and iOS versions, and watchOS was added to the rotation last year. We...

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11:06
∞ Siri says WWDC will be June 13-June 17

Nothing official from Apple, but this is what Siri says.

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11:02
With new Macs and OS X 10.12 on deck, WWDC 2016...

The 2016 edition of Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference may be later than usual this year, as the company gears up for OS X 10.12 and a wide-ranging refresh of its Mac lineup.

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11:00
BlackBerry Comments on Canadian Police Eavesdropping...

Last week, a report, citing court documents, claimed that Canadian police have had BlackBerry's global decryption key since 2010. Today BlackBerry CEO John Chen officially commented on the report. In a blog post, Chen reiterated that his company remains committed to doing what is "right for the citizenry," without confirming if the Candian police have the "global encryption key." "I have stated before that we are indeed in a dark place when companies put their reputations above the greater good," Chen wrote, adding that the company's cooperation with the Canadian police resulted in shutting down a criminal organization. He adds: Regarding BlackBerry's assistance, I can reaffirm that we stood by our lawful access principles. Furthermore, at no point was BlackBerry's BES server involved. Our BES continues to be impenetrable -- also without the ability for backdoor access -- and is the most secure mobile platform for managing all mobile devices. That's why we are the gold standard in...

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10:23
EU confirms antitrust probe into Android apps, News...

The European Commission and global media giant News Corp. on Monday confirmed separate actions against Google, with both factions suggesting that Google may be violating European regulations.

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10:16
TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 18...

Notable software releases this week include Fantastical 2.2.1, Retrospect 13.01, LaunchBar 6.6.2, and Delicious Library 3.5.1.

 

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10:16
ExtraBITS for 18 April 2016

In ExtraBITS this week, it turns out that the FBI hired hackers in the San Bernardino iPhone case, a new authentication protocol has been proposed to make USB-C safer, and AirPlay comes to Android on the new HTC 10 smartphone. Amazon has announced a new high-end e-reader, the Kindle Oasis, and is adding monthly payment options for its Amazon Prime service. Finally, in Apple news, the company has ended its iTunes Allowances program and its App Store reviewers have been feuding with developers of Reddit clients.

 

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