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Friday February 5

15:00
Notable apps and app updates for February 5, 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 for Mac OS X and iOS.

OS X apps/updates

Hey, here's something you can do this weekend instead of watching some football game on Sunday: your income taxes! Our public service announcement today is that TurboTax 2015 is still available for OS X and it's still free. You pay when you file your return. On second thought, maybe you should party all weekend and wait until next week or April 15 to get your taxes done. 

Instagram is great, except if you're on a Mac. There's a pretty cool Instagram uploader called Up ($19.99) that makes it as...

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14:06
Scareware Signed With Apple Cert Targets OS X...

msm1267 writes: A unique scareware campaign targeting Mac OS X machines has been discovered, and it's likely the developer behind the malware has been at it a while since the installer that drops the scareware is signed with a legitimate Apple developer certificate. "Sadly, this particular developer certificate (assigned to a Maksim Noskov) has been used for probably two years in similar attacks," said Johannes Ullrich, dean of research of the SANS Institute's Internet Storm Center, which on Thursday publicly disclosed the campaign. "So far, it apparently hasn't been revoked by Apple."


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13:55
Man Ties String to iPhone and Films Ski Run (Video)

Meet Nicolas Vuignier, an enterprising young man who thought his iPhone was just about everything he needed to make cool aerial videos of his ski runs. Well, his iPhone and some string. According to his YouTube post, he tinkered with the idea for two years before coming up with the string+iPhone configuration he could use to whirl his iPhone 6 around his head as he plummeted down snowy mountains. He calls it Centriphone. No drone required. Also, it's really cool. [Via Digg]


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13:46
Foxconn Set To Acquire Sharp Corporation For $5.6...

Foxconn, a Taiwanese electronics contract manufacturing/assembly company, is reported to be finalizing a deal to acquire Sharp Corporation for $5.6 billion, with the beleaguered company having finally rejected a proposed government rescue package in favor of the deal. Foxconn, formerly known as Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. Ltd, was brought to media attention in 2010, when the company installed suicide nets to stop the high number of employee suicides at company dorms. Although it seems out of the ordinary that one of the world's few producers of LCD panels is negotiating with Foxconn, the deal is expected to go through, making it one of the biggest foreign takeovers of a Japanese company.


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13:45
What To Do When Your Apple Watch Tells You NOT to...

The increased use of wearables will naturally invite the monitoring of body chemistry. Just as we do for fitness now, there will be norms and goals. Along with that, in the tech industry's all too eager efforts to be of assistance, monitoring of blood chemistry won't be without helpful suggestions about what and what not to eat. It's coming soon.


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12:58
Review: Gumdrop Cases DropTech Case for iPad Pro

We've seen Gumdrop's DropTech before, and now the rugged case has made its debut on iPad Pro. DropTech Case ($60) brings the same tough black silicone/nylon coverage to iPad Pro, along with slightly extended corners for added drop protection. The Smart Connector side of the iPad Pro is left exposed to make connecting accessories such as keyboards easier, and the case also includes a built-in holder for Apple Pencil. Unlike many iPad cases, DropTech features button coverage for the sleep/wake button and volume controls.{/exp:char_limit}

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12:00
Apps: Airmail, Day One 2, Airfoil Satellite,...

Airmail ($5) — Following closely on the heels of its latest Airmail for Mac update, Bloop has released the first iPhone version of its popular email client. The iPhone version includes most of the great features and design from the Mac version, and you can even sync your email accounts and other settings from your Mac to get you up and going quickly. You also get full support for 3D Touch on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, an easy snooze feature,…

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11:56
‘Star Wars’ as a Grindhouse Trailer

Ever sat around thinking about what Star Wars would be like if it had been a 70's grindhouse flick? Who hasn't, right? Well, now you can see for yourself, thanks to Mashable. They cut a trailer from Star Wars footage, added some horrific sound effects and an even worse voice over (that's perfect), that combine to give the film an all-new feel. If a trailer isn't enough for you, there's a full grindhouse edit out there that's unrelated to the Mashable effort.


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11:29
The iPad Pro and Apple Pencil Giveaway

I'm delighted to announce the iPad Pro and Apple Pencil Giveaway. It's for a 32GB iPad Pro and an Apple Pencil, and all you have to do to enter is register to receive our deal emails. It's that simple, so get on it! And good luck.


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10:26
Apple to Supreme Court: You can Skip Samsung’s...

Apple doesn't think the U.S. Supreme Court needs to hear Samsung's appeal in their patent infringement fight, and said as much in documents filed on Thursday. Samsung is hoping to get the court to overturn a ruling that says it infringed on several Apple-owned mobile device patents.

The Mac Observer Spin: Samsung says letting the lower court's ruling stand will kill innovation, and Apple says there's no need for the Supreme Court to hear the case. I'm so ready for this patent infringement case to end.


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10:16
TMO Daily Observations 2016-02-05: Streaming the...

CBS is making it easy-and free-for anyone to watch the Super Bowl without needing a cable TV subscription or antenna. Dave Hamilton and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about streaming the big game through the CBS Sports app for the iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV, plus they dive into why John thinks Apple has failed with Time Machine.


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10:07
Apple acknowledges 'Error 53' glitch, says...

Apple on Friday publicly acknowledged an unusual "Error 53" message, triggered by updating an iPhone 6 to iOS 9 or later after having the phone's Touch ID sensor fixed by an unofficial technician.

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08:55
Apple confirms iPhone-killing “Error 53,” says it’s...

For months, some iPhone users have been running into a mysterious bug called “Error 53,” which can render some newer handsets unusable. Now, Apple has chimed in with an explanation.

With Error 53, some iPhone 6 and 6s users have found that their handsets no longer work after an iOS update. Stranger still, Apple’s support site barely documents the problem, lumping it in with other error codes that appear to be more easily resolved. As reported last year by The Daily Dot’s Mike Wehner, the only fix for Error 53 is to send the phone back to Apple and get a replacement.

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08:29
iTunes Movie Trailers app gets iPad Pro display...

Apple today has updated its iTunes Movie Trailers application with support for the higher-resolution display of the iPad Pro. The general interface, movie posters, and video playback now appear properly on the larger display. Unfortunately, this video-oriented Apple app did not gain iOS 9’s split-screen or picture-in-picture support this time around. Apple says that the update however includes the usual performance and bug fixes. The app and update are free on the App Store.

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08:26
Have Your iPhone 6 Repaired, Only To Get It Bricked...

New submitter Nemosoft Unv. writes: In case you had a problem with the fingerprint sensor or some other small defect on your iPhone 6 and had it repaired by a non-official (read: cheaper) shop, you may be in for a nasty surprise: error 53. What happens is that during an OS update or re-install the software checks the internal hardware and if it detects a non-Apple component, it will display an error 53 and brick your phone. Any photos or other data held on the handset is lost – and irretrievable. Thousands of people have flocked to forums to express their dismay at this. What's more insiduous is that the error may only appear weeks or months after the repair. Incredibly, Apple says this cannot be fixed by any hard- or software update, while it is clearly their software that causes the problem in the first place. And then you thought FTDI was being nasty ...

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08:08
Sharp takeover deal should be finalized by end of...

The Foxconn bid to take over Sharp is now only awaiting finalized details between the two parties, Foxconn's CEO Terry Gou told reporters on Friday, indicating that Innovation Network Corp. has indeed been cut out of the loop.

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07:57
Want to Watch the Super Bowl on Your iPad for Free?...

If you're a cord cutter who wants to watch the Super Bowl this Sunday, but don't feel like connecting an antenna to your TV just to watch a football game, there's an app for you. Even better, it's free, and so is watching the big commercial-fest on your iPhone, iPad, or fourth generation Apple TV.


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07:51
News: Report: Some third-party repairs ‘bricking’...

A new report from The Guardian notes that thousands of iPhone 6 users are claiming to have been left holding useless iPhones as a result of repairs carried out by non-Apple authorized technicians. According to the report, users who previously had iPhone 6 models repaired at unauthorized third-party service centers have encountered an “Error 53” when updating to iOS 9, leaving their devices locked in a completely unusable state. The problem…

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07:19
John Lasseter looks back on 30 years of Pixar

[VIDEO] 30 years of greatness.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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07:10
Apple Pay adds over 30 more banks across the U.S.

With Apple Pay continuing its ongoing rollout across U.S. banks and credit unions, Apple’s mobile payment service has added over 30 new partners. Here is the full list of new Apple Pay banks:

Anderson Brothers Bank, Bank & Trust Company, Bank of Labor, Bank of Yazoo, BankWest, Brown County State Bank, Busey Bank, Campbell & Fetter Bank, Central Bank of Oklahoma, Collinsville Savings Society, Core Bank, Covantage Credit Union, Diversified Members Credit Union, Farmington Bank, Florida Parishes Bank, Fort Worth Community Credit Union, Great Midwest Bank, Horizon Bank (not Horizon Bank, N.A.), Litchfield Bancorp, Luther Burbank Savings, Mississippi National Guard Federal Credit Union, Oregon Community Credit Union, Pathfinder Bank, Platinum...

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07:00
OS X Hidden Treasures: Services

It’s not new, and Apple doesn’t show it much love, but the ubiquitous Services menu can be a productivity powerhouse. Josh Centers explains how to use it and even how to make your own services.

 

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06:37
News: Report: Apple to bid on NFL Thursday Night...

Apple plans to put in a bid for NFL Thursday Night Football streaming rights, according to a new report from Variety. A report late last year indicated that the NFL was accepting bids for streaming rights for the package, having sent formal requests for proposals to several major digital media players, including Apple, Amazon, Google, and Yahoo — although it was unclear at the time whether Apple actually had any plans to submit a bid in response…

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06:00
News: Daily Deal: Otterbox Defender Case for iPhone...

Today in iLounge Deals you can pick up the Otterbox Defender Case for iPhone 6/6S for only $24.99 — that’s almost 60% off the regular price. One of the most reliable and recognized brands in iPhone protection, Otterbox’s Defender case will help your iPhone withstand drops from ridiculous heights while protecting it against the elements.

Get the Otterbox Defender Case for iPhone 6/6S now for only $24.99...

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05:00
Patent report: gaze-based gestures, beefed up Touch...

Apple files for — and is granted — lots of patents by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. Many are for inventions that never see the light of day. However, you never can tell which ones will materialize in a real product, so here are this week’s patent highlights: 

Apple has filed for a patent (number 20160034141) that would allow iOS and OS X devices to detect a “user gaze” and respond accordingly. The invention is for an electronic device with a display whose content can change based on changing context. 

For example, an autocorrect algorithm can automatically replace a typed word with a corrected word in a text field, generating a display event that causes the corrected word to be displayed instead of the typed word. Such a display event may be executed as soon as possible after its generation. However, a gaze detection device can obtain information that indicates a user is not looking at the typed word on the display. In such a situation,...

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04:30
Whatever happened to Apple's iFrame?

When iMovie ’09 was introduced in, well, 2009, it also introduced iFrame, a new video format developed by Apple. So whatever happened to what the company was proposing as a new standard?

iFrame captured video at a resolution of 960 x 540 at 30 frames per second and uses a 16:9 aspect ratio (a la all the HD and DVD standards). It was slightly lower in quality than 720p and took up at least a little less space. iFrame worked with Mac and PC video-editing applications such as iMovie '09 and used industry-standard codecs such as MP4, H.264, AAC and QuickTime. 

According to Apple at the time, "iFrame is designed to make importing and editing video fast and easy without taking up a lot of space on your hard drive.” Devin Coldewey for CrunchGear wasn't impressed. 

"[iFrame] is nothing but a resolution and wrapper. So why am I losing my mind over it? Because the way iFrame is being...

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04:00
Abyss: the Wraiths of Eden is swimmingly good fun...

Abyss: the Wraiths of Eden is a fun puzzle-solving/adventure/hidden object game that's available for Mac OS X (which is the version I'm reviewing) and iOS. It's available at the Mac App Store for US$6.99, and for the iPad and iPhone (free, but with in-app purchases) at the Apple App Store. 

Gameplay is simple and intuitive, supplemented by an on-screen tutorial, guide and a "jump map" (in causal and advanced, but not expert, modes) that will tell you when there are things that need to be done in certain areas. Beyond the ease in getting up and running (or swimming in this case), my favorite part of the game is the underwater setting, which is presented in vibrant, lush graphics. Plus, the game "auto-adjusts" to widescreen mode, which is also pretty cool.

Abyss: the Wraiths of Eden...

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03:23
iPlayer now lets you search shows from your iOS home...

Boot up your iPhone or iPad today and you'll notice a fresh BBC iPlayer update in the UK App Store. The latest version adds support for Spotlight search, meaning you can swipe down from the top of your home screen and type in favourites like Doctor W...

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Thursday February 4

19:20
Apple to Accept Some Cracked Screens in iPhone Trade...

Apple will begin accepting some iPhones with cracked screens in an expansion tot he company's iPhone trade-in program. Online reports say Apple will also begin offering in-store installation of screen protectors.

The Mac Observer Spin: Neither change is going to dramatically increase the success of Apple's fleet of stores, but incremental improvements and the reduction of friction points will contribute to the overall vitality of the company's retail business.


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19:14
Apple begins rolling out screen protector...

Earlier today we reported that Apple was partnering with one screen protector company, likely Belkin, to offer professional installations of screen protectors done by machines. Now, a report from MacOtakara says that Apple has started rolling out its screen protector installation service in Japan and that it has in fact partnered with Belkin to do so, just as we reported this morning.

Apple Stores in Japan have implemented the Belkin TrueClear Pro system in order to perform the screen protector application process. Belkin details the process in a support...

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18:38
Tim Cook Says iPad Will Return to Growth, iPhone...

Apple CEO Tim Cook and COO Jeff Williams told Apple employees on Thursday that its iPad product line will return to growth by the end of 2016. According to 9to5Mac, the two executives participated in a town hall meeting with Apple employees. In addition to the iPad comments, they said Apple Watch was one of the âhottestâ holiday gifts, with sales surpassing the original iPhone launch of 2007 (which is a mostly irrelevant comparison, but interesting nonetheless). Other highlights include a bright future for Apple TV and the living room, the possibility of expanding more Apple services outside of Apple's hardware ecosystem (i.e. to Android), more leave benefits to employees, and a big step towards insuring all of its smelted metals are conflict-free. Check out Mark Gurman's report for more info.

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18:26
Japan Apple Stores roll out iPhone screen protector...

Apple Stores in Japan are now offering screen protector installations using dedicated TrueClear Pro machines made by Belkin, with prices ranging from 2,180 yen to 4,280 yen (about $19 to $37) depending on material and size.

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17:52
Great View of 5th Ave. Apple Store Cube

Instagram user @krissyhotdogs has taken another great photo of the 5th Ave. Apple Store Cube. I've been following her on Instagram for years (she's a great photographer), and every once in a while she offers us a great view of this astounding glass entrance. Check it out.

A photo posted by kristin (@krissyhotdogs) on Feb 3, 2016 at 5:12am PST


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17:30
Call of Duty buy SWTOR credits

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LEGO Amazing Extremely Characters is up 70 % and increases to No.3 thanks to eye-catching cost discount rates at retail store, making Battleground 4 to slide one spot to No.4 and Assassin's Creed 4 down at No.5.
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17:29
Sony's Nan buy SWTOR credits

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Sony's Nan buy SWTOR credits Turismo 6 fall 37 % in its second week and just about controls to hang on to on to the Top 16 at No.16, once place above Killzone: Darkness Drop at No.16.

Xbox One software also conducted well. Forza 5 was up 16 locations to No.16 and Deceased Increasing 3 handled to shock with a 43 % increase in product sales, seeing it charge back again into the Top 20 at No.18. SEGA's Aliens: Northeastern Marine corps benefits from shop combining and increases 38 locations to No.33.
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17:29
Apple updates Final Cut Pro X, Compressor and Motion...

Apple on Thursday rolled out a trio of updates for its pro-level video editing suite, bumping versions of Final Cut Pro X, Compressor and Motion with feature additions and numerous bug fixes.

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17:17
Apple Overtakes Google/Alphabet as Most Valuable...

Apple retook the title of world's most valuable company, a title briefly lost to Alphabet-the holding company that owns Google-earlier in the week. At the market's close on Thursday, Apple's market cap stood at $534.4 billion, while Alphabet's rose to $503.3 billion.


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17:04
Apple asks Supreme Court not to hear Samsung’s...

In the patent battle that feels as if it will never end, Apple has today asked the Supreme Court not to review Samsung’s latest appeals request in the two companies’ ongoing patent feud. Back in December, it was announced that Apple and Samsung had reached a $548 million settlement, but with a catch. Samsung said in its part of the agreement that it reserved the right to reclaim reimbursement should any position of the trial be modified…

Then, Samsung announced that it was taking the legal battle to the U.S. Supreme Court and asked it to hear an appeal of the case. Specifically, Samsung wants the U.S. Supreme Court to review design patents and the notion...

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16:44
Apple to allow broken screens on trade-in iPhones,...

Apple Stores will soon reportedly adopt two new measures related to the problem of cracked iPhone screens, including allowing some broken iPhones into its Reuse and Recycle trade-in program, and offering installation of purchased screen protectors.

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15:54
Apple said to be in negotiations with the NFL for ‘...

According to a new report from Variety, Apple is among the tech companies negotiating with the NFL for digital rights to Thursday Night Football. Earlier this month, the National Football League inked deals with CBS and NBC to divide the TV rights for Thursday games over the next two seasons, but streaming to non-subscribers was not included in that deal.

In addition to Apple, Google, Amazon, and Verizon’s Go90 are also included in the NFL’s talks. Following the announcement of the deal with CBS and NBC, the NFL confirmed that it is “in active discussions with prospective digital partners” and expects to have a deal reached within the next “several weeks.”

One thing to consider is that for users in the United States,...

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15:31
Rumor: Apple interested in digital nights for NFL ‘...

The National Football League is shopping digital rights for “Thursday Night Football” games — and Apple, Amazon, Google, and Verizon’s Go90 are among those interested, reports Variety,  quoting unnamed “industry sources.”

The NFL announced two-year TV broadcast deals with CBS and NBC on Monday to divvy up the Thursday matches, with each network securing rights to five. Now the league is “in active discussions with prospective digital partners” for global over-the-top streaming rights to the same games. The NFL didn’t say what companies those were, but “multiple sources” tell Variety that Apple, Amazon, Google, and Verizon are among the players expected to put in bids for the marquee property.

Last month Reuters, quoting...

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15:16
A huge X-ray system is scanning entire trucks at...

A massive truck-based X-ray system and 32-mile ban on drones are two of the security measures in place for Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara.

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15:10
AWT News Update: February 4, 2016

It's a short and sweet podcast today, covering some news about an Apple "all-hands meeting" that was held after the earnings call last week. Key points include:

  • Apple expects to start moving employees into Apple Campus 2 in January of 2017
  • The company will now provide paid leave for caring for an ill family member
  • All metals used in the products since early 2015 are either certified as conflict-free or as coming from smelters that are in the process of being certified.
  • Tim Cook sees potential for continued growth and sales of iPhone

Text is below. No video simulcast of the recording was made today.

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Hi, I’m Steve Sande from Apple World Today, and this is the AWT News Update for February 4, 2016. Our sponsor...

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14:43
∞ Finding new music with Apple Music

I’ve been very vocal about the problems I’ve had with Apple Music since it was released, but the service has improved quite a bit over the last couple of months, so I should be just as vocal about that. One of the more significant improvements I’ve found is with Apple’s built-in radio stations. In fact, it’s changed how I listen to music. [...]

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14:30
Why Apple’s Time Machine Utterly Fails User Needs

Apple's Time Machine backup system was born in a time when Apple realized that customers weren't routinely backing up their Macs. So a simple, stopgap system, with some novel features, was devised for the novice user. Unfortunately, over the years, the app hasn't progressed and kept pace with modern user needs. Today, most every tech writer says: Use it, but don't trust it completely. This is unfortunate.


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14:17
Pay What You Want: Leawo Media-Pro Mac Bundle

Check out the Leawo Media-Pro Mac Bundle, a collection of five Mac apps to help you manage your media. Clean up your song files, rip DVDs, convert DVDs, and more. This is one of our pay-what-you-want deals, too. Pay anything, and you'll get Music Recorder for Mac. Beat the average price-$9.18 as of this writing-and you'll get all five apps. Make the leaderboard at any time during the deal's run, and you'll get an entry into a drawing, and 10 percent of the profit goes to Save the Children. Cool, eh?


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14:08
Opinion: How Apple Pay has changed in year one, and...

We learned this week that Apple Pay has reached a new milestone with 2 million locations accepting the iPhone and Apple Watch-based mobile wallet. This an impressive climb for the service that launched with just over 220,000 locations on board in fall 2014, but what does it look like in everyday use and what’s next for Apple Pay?

For me personally, the Apple Pay rollout was pretty smooth starting in October 2014. I already had an iPhone 6 so I updated the software that turned on Apple Pay and was able to add my debit card. Luckily I already banked with one of the handful of major partners signed up so I could start paying with my iPhone from day one; Apple has since added nearly 1,000...

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13:53
Google to Put Self-Driving Cars Through Rainy-Day...


Google on Wednesday announced that it has chosen Kirkland, Washington, as the next location to test its self-driving cars. It picked Kirkland as the third test city to give the cars more experience driving in new environments, traffic patterns and road conditions, the company said. Google has conducted testing mainly at or near its campus in Mountain View, California. Last year it expanded to Austin, Texas. Its self-driving cars have racked up 1.4 million miles, the company said, adding that people in Kirkland soon may be able to catch a glimpse of the latest test vehicle, a Lexus RX450h.

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13:45
Notable apps and app updates for February 4, 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 for Mac OS X and iOS.

OS X apps/updates

One of my favorite OS X apps just got better. Day One, the journaling app that has been out for five years now on both OS X and iOS, has been upgraded to an all-new product called Day One 2: Journal + Notes (US$39.99, introductory price of $19.99). The new app lets you create multiple journals, add multiple photos per entry, and syncs through the various versions on different devices through a free sync service that is incredibly fast. There are now list, photo, map and calendar views; the map view can be powerful in following up on trip journals. There's still a classic version, but if you're...

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13:31
Apple expands universal search on the Apple TV

Universal search, which allows users to find content across multiple apps and services using text or Siri voice search, has expanded for the fourth generation Apple TV, according to MacRumors.

When it debuted, universal search only worked with iTunes, Netflix, Hulu, HBO, and Showtime, but Apple promised to expand the feature. MacRumors says Apple has lived up to its word. It’s been expanded to cover FOX NOW, FXNOW, and National Geographic. Apple also expanded universal search to include PBS and PBS Kids in January.

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13:09
Rumor: Apple to offer upgraded iPhone trade-in...

According to 9to5Mac, Apple plans to offer an upgraded iPhone trade-in program for iPhones with damaged screens, cameras, or buttons, and a program that allows Apple Retail Stores to install screen protectors on iPhones.

Currently, the Apple Store Reuse and Recycle iPhone trade-in program lets you bring in an older iPhone and trade it in for credit toward the purchase of a new model. However, iPhones with cracked displays, or broken cameras and buttons need not apply. That may be about to change.

9to5Mac says that, starting this week, the updated program will allow Apple Stores to give credit for iPhone 5s and iPhone 6/6 Plus units with damaged displays, cameras, and buttons within reason. Apple believes that this new program will encourage new iPhone upgrades versus a standard iPhone screen repair, the article...

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13:09
News: Apple to begin taking broken iPhones for trade...

Apple is planning to launch two new retail initiatives for iPhone users, according to a new report by 9to5Mac. The first is an enhancement to the company’s Reuse and Recycle Program that it launched two years ago, allowing customers to bring in an older iPhone model to trade it in and receive credit toward the purchase of a new iPhone. Starting this week, in addition to working iPhone models, Apple will now begin accepting iPhone 5s, iPhone…

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12:52
Review: Edifier MP700 Rave Portable Bluetooth Speaker

MP700 Rave ($230) is a new portable Bluetooth speaker from Edifier with a distinctive aluminum handle and grill. For a Bluetooth speaker, MP700 Rave is mid-range in both size and price. Edifier packed two 70mm drivers, two 19mm tweeters, and three passive radiators into MP700 Rave for a total power output of 36W. The speaker uses Bluetooth 4.0, aptX, and DSP electronic frequency control, and it's also splashproof and dustproof. Edifier claims MP700 Rave can get up to 8 hours of use — unfortunately, there's no battery level on the speaker itself, or any battery indicator on the iPhone during play. MP700 Rave ships with an audio cable, and an AC adapter for recharging the speaker.{/exp:char_limit}
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12:34
Patent application hints at greater use,...

This could lead to something interesting.

A recently published patent application describes how the Touch ID home button could gain additional functionality, allowing it to perform different actions in response to different fingerprints, as well as adding pressure sensors to provide it with 3D Touch type functionality.

The patent hints at how it might allow different fingerprints to access a device, but restrict their access to particular apps and for a limited time. The obvious application here would be allowing a child to use only specific apps and/or limit the time they are allowed to use a device.

A previous Apple patent described how a specific finger could be used to activate a ‘panic button’ feature.

Pressure sensors could also determine...

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11:49
comScore: Apple was the top smartphone manufacturer...

comScore has released new data reporting key trends in the U.S. smartphone industry for December 2015. Apple ranked as the top smartphone manufacturer with 42.9% OEM [original equipment manufacturer] market share, while Google Android led as the number one smartphone platform with 53.3% platform market share. 

According to comScore, whose Mobile Metrix provides mobile audience measurement across smartphones and tablets, 197.4 million people in the U.S. owned smartphones  during the three months ending in December. As mentioned pple ranked as the top OEM with 42.9% of U.S. smartphone subscribers. Samsung ranked second with 28.4% market share, followed by LG with 9.9%, Motorola with 5.3%, and HTC with 3.3%.

Android ranked as the top smartphone platform in December with 53.3%, followed by Apple with 42.9%, Microsoft with 2.9%,and BlackBerry...

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11:46
Rugged Turing Phone to Run on Sailfish OS, Not...


Turing Robotic Industries this week announced that it has uninstalled Google's Android mobile platform in favor of Jolla's Sailfish OS in its yet-to-appear secure smartphone. The Turing Phone, molded from a single unit of the Liquidmorphium liquid-metal alloy, is designed to be more durable to absorb shocks and prevent screen breakage. Preorder pricing ranges from $610 for the 16-GB version to $870 for the 128-GB model. TRI started taking preorders for the smartphone last year.

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11:45
TMO Daily Observations 2016-02-04: Apple’s Hacker...

Apple bought the security research company behind the Thunderstrike 2 Mac exploit. Bryan Chaffin and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to look at Apple's commitment to software and hardware security, and how putting the people who find exploits on its payroll plays into that. They also look at Foxconn's winning bid to buy Sharp.


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11:35
Sharp Ready for Foxconn Buyout

Sharp is about to have a new owner, and instead of Innovation Network Corporation of Japan, it's going to be Foxconn-the same company that builds iPhones for Apple. Taiwan-based Foxconn's US$5.3 billion bid was about double what INCJ was offering, and seems to have been enough to overcome Japan's stigma of foreign investors.


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10:58
Microsoft's Bing & Cortana apps for iPhone...

Microsoft on Thursday updated two of its iPhone apps -- Cortana and Bing Search -- with support for 3D Touch on the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, along with a number of other new upgrades.

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10:13
News: Apple ordered to pay $625M to VirnetX in...

Apple has been ordered to pay $625.6 million in damages to patent-holding company VirnetX over its FaceTime and VPN patents, CNET reports. This latest lawsuit is a retrial of a 2012 award where Apple was ordered to pay $368.2 million; an appeals court dismissed that damage award against Apple and ordered a new trial for some of the infringement claims. VirnetX refiled the suit in January, covering these earlier infringement claims as well as infringements…

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09:44
Spotify gives Amazon Echo a dose of on-demand music

Amazon Echo is going back to its music streaming roots with Spotify support.

The connected speaker can now tap into Spotify’s 30 million songs through voice commands. For instance, users can say “Alexa, play Pearl Jam from Spotify,” or “Alexa, play Afternoon Acoustic from Spotify.”

Voice commands should work with any song, artist, album, or playlist, provided users have signed into Spotify through Amazon’s Alexa companion smartphone app. Echo also supports Spotify Connect, allowing a phone or tablet to serve as the remote control while music plays through the speaker.

There’s just one catch: Listening through Amazon Echo requires a $10 per month Spotify Premium subscription. This isn’t a huge surprise given that Spotify also requires a subscription for some other home entertainment devices, such as Chromecast Audio and...

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09:30
The Narrative Clip 2: A cautionary tale of why you...

Image via GetNarrative.com, since I obviously don't have the camera in hand...

I have a problem - I like to pre-order tech devices and back crowdfunding projects, and then I wait for a long time for this stuff to ship. My most recent frustration is with the Narrative Clip 2. The Narrative Clip 2 is the second generation of a tiny lifelogging camera that clips onto your clothing and then takes photos or videos without a need to remember to press a shutter button. I liked the first Narrative Clip -- although my wife told me to "take that damned thing off" when she realized it was taking photos of her all the time -- and when the improved second version was announced last year I decided it was time to revisit the Clip. My order was made on May 27, 2015, and as of today, it still hasn't shipped.

Now I have to admit that the team in Sweden that's working on the Narrative Clip 2 is doing some pretty amazing...

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08:58
Hands-on with CarPlay on the new Chevy Volt’s 8-inch...

Earlier this year at CES, Seth and I had the opportunity to test drive the new Chevy Volt hybrid (okay, I actually just held the camera in the back seat) which has one of the best CarPlay screen we’ve seen yet. Check out our hands-on experience with the Volt’s very nice display from our test drive below …

You can read more about the second-gen Chevy Volt at Electrek, but the takeaway for the purpose of this piece is that the quality of the display in the car can really make or break the CarPlay experience.

The Volt uses an 8-inch capacitive touch display, which is only slightly larger than an iPad mini and bigger than either of my aftermarket CarPlay displays. The bottom line is that bigger is better, and avoid resistive...

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08:50
Apple adds new data for 20 locations to Apple Maps

It never hurts when a new clump of data is added to the Apple Maps database.

On Wednesday, Apple announced that 3D Flyover, traffic and point of interest data had been added for 20 locations to its in-house mapping solution, including popular locales like the Virgin Islands and Taiwan.

The company listed the following locations:

– Adelaide, Australia

– Amiens, France

– Berne, Switzerland

– Bremen, Germany

– Columbus, OH

– Dresden, Germany

– Eindhoven, Netherlands

– Johannesburg, South Africa

– La Rochelle, France

– Louisville, KY

– Middlesbrough, UK

– Nantes, France

– Salzburg, Austria

– South Bend, IN

– Springfield, MO

– Taormina, Italy

– Toulouse, France

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08:20
Apple Pay now supported at approximately two million...

It’s hard to laugh at two million points of sale.

Apple’s Apple Pay mobile payment solution is now supported at approximately two million locations around the world. In addition to revealing that 2 million locations now support the service, a Bloomberg article also says that Chick-Fil-A, Crate & Barrel, and Au Bon Pain will also start rolling out support for the service soon.

In the past, Chick-Fil-A has experimented with a QR-based solution for mobile payments, but that effort has ultimately flopped according to employees. The company also recently revamped its app, but it’s unclear if the app too will gain support for Apple Pay, or if the rollout is limited to physical locations.

Online retailer Zappos has also stated that...

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08:01
The ticking time bomb of Parse shutting down

What happens to apps that are dependent on Parse when Parse shuts off its service for good? There are a LOT of apps in this category.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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07:54
Bing Search for iPhone gets barcode scanner w/ price...

Users of the Bing app for iPhone are getting some welcomed improvements today with the latest update bringing a new barcode scanner with price comparison functionality and a new deal finder feature.

With the barcode scanner, Bing notes on its blog that it will use scanned barcodes to automatically search its database and “return prices and customer ratings from major retailers, including Amazon, Walmart, Target, and others.”

For iPhone 6s and 6s+ users, the barcode scanner can quickly be accessed using new 3D Touch quick actions with a firm press of Bing app icon. Also available in quick actions is access to...

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07:50
Banned by Tesla!

Really, Tesla? You cancelled his car order? Both sides should be embarrassed by this back and forth.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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07:47
iTunes, App Store, and other services experiencing...

A list of App Store and iTunes services are currently down preventing users from processing downloads, making purchases or in some cases even streaming their music from iTunes in the Cloud. Apple’s system status currently (as of 10:52AM EST) lists App Store, Apple TV, iBooks Store, iTunes in the Cloud, iTunes Match, iTunes Store, Mac App Store, and the Volume Purchase Program as potentially being unavailable for some users.

The detailed timeline listed at the bottom of the page describes that in regards to all store services, some users are affected and have been since a little before 10AM EST. It also appears that multiple...

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07:42
Apple ordered to pay $625M in revived VirnetX patent...

Given that this is a retrial, can Apple appeal this verdict?

∞ Read this on The Loop

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07:29
News: Apple Pay reaches 2 million retail locations

Apple Pay is now available in more than two million retail locations, The Business Times reports. In addition, new merchants such as Crate & Barrel, Chick-fil-A, and Au Bon Pain have begun rolling out Apple Pay in their stores. Last year, Apple set a goal to make Apple Pay available in 1.5 million locations by the end of 2015, and not only has the company exceeded that goal, but Apple notes the volume of in-app purchases using Apple Pay have more…

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07:27
USB Type-C cable so bad it fries Google engineer’s...

What’s interesting about this is the possibility that a bad USB-C cable can fry a laptop.

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07:22
Rethinking the value of the iPad Pro and Surface Pro

Tim Bajarin weighs in with his thoughts on using the iPad Pro as his primary computer.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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06:23
Apple Pay Now in 2 Million Retailers

The number of retailers accepting Apple Pay is still climbing and has hit the 2 million mark. Au Bon Pain, Chick-fil-A, Create & Barrel, and Zappos are among the latest to get on board with Apple's wireless mobile payment system, and more are on the way.

The Mac Observer Spin: More retailers on board means more opportunities for iPhone and Apple Watch owners to use Apple Pay. It's easy to use, and far more secure than the magnetic stripes on credit cards. It's a little frustrating that more stores aren't supporting NFC payment systems.


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06:00
News: Daily Deal: Pay What You Want Leawo Media-Pro...

In today’s iLounge Deals you can get a collection of five handy media apps in the Pay What You Want Leawo Media-Pro Mac Bundle. Pay whatever you want for Music Recorder for Mac, and if you beat the average price you’ll receive the complete set of all five apps, including Tunes Cleaner for Mac, YouTube Downloader for Mac, Video Converter for Mac, and DVD Ripper for Mac. Best of all, 10% of the profits from your purchase will go toward Save…

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05:00
Holster up, partner, with this LD West iPhone case

iPhones don't always fit well (or at all) in a pocket, especially the big ol’ iPhone 6 Plus, which I use. This means you’ll need either a case that clips onto your belt or a holster case.

Yep, a holster case, similar to one used for packing a side arm. LD West ’s $120 Original LD West Holster is a fine example of this, though it’s not for everyone. I like it when I’m wearing a jacket or my outdoor work clothes, but it looks kinda silly when I’m wearing a T-shirt and short pants.

Available in different hues, the Original LD West Holster offers quick and easy access to your iPhone. I thought I might find the holster case uncomfortable to wear for a long time, but it was surprisingly comfortable. The straps adjust to fit just about anyone. However, I found it a bit tricky to assemble the Original LD West Holster. Thankfully, you can view a helpful instructional video on how to do this...

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05:00
Apple Pencils In March 15 for 4-Inch iPhone Launch


Apple is planning an event to unveil a refresh of its iPhone 5s and its Apple Watch, as well as to introduce a new version of its iPad Air, according to a Tuesday report. However, the event date could change, or the company could opt for an online announcement. The 4-inch Phone 5se reportedly will look similar to the 5s and sell at the same price point -- $450 -- but it will have a faster processor, Apple's A9 chip and support for Apple Pay.

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01:52
Apple invention hints at force-sensitive Touch ID...

An Apple patent filing published on Thursday suggests future iPhones and iPads might sport force-sensing Touch ID home buttons that rely on technology similar to iPhone 6s' 3D Touch system.

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01:11
Patent Troll VirnetX Awarded $626M In Damages From...

Tackhead writes: Having won a $200M judgement against Microsoft in 2010, lost a $258M appeal against Cisco in 2013, and having beaten Apple for $368M in 2012, only to see the verdict overturned in 2014, patent troll VirnetX is back in the news, having been awarded $626M in damages arising from the 2012 Facetime patent infringement case against Apple.


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23:07
Suede protector products can be purchased from...

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Cleaning Suede Fabric jackets and accessories should be tackled in much the same way as cleaning suede boots and shoes, but there are some slight differences in the methods and the suede cleaners.

Suede protector products can be purchased from stores and most shoe shops. They act as a barrier against dirt and water stains. It’s best to apply protector when you first get your suede boots or jackets home, and again after each clean. Keep in mind, however, that although these products reduce dirt build up, they don’t prevent it altogether.

If you’re packing up your suede to take on a trip, don’t try to transport it in plastic bags, or any other form of non-breathable material that will cause the suede to sweat. Instead, use a cotton tote bag, or even an old pillowcase.

Suede is a much softer and...

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22:54
The biggest plus of a modular home from Chian

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The biggest plus of a modular home is likely its energy efficiency. Believe it or not, because pre-fabricated Container Houses are constructed indoors, totally within a factory setting, they are made with materials that never endure weather damage. This cuts down on drywall warping and mold damage. Also the manufacturer is able to insulate a modular...

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22:35
Apple Pay accepted at more than 2M locations, coming...

As of Thursday, iPhone and Apple Watch owners can use their devices to complete Apple Pay transactions at more than two million retail locations, Apple says, with chains like Chik-fil-A expected to add compatibility soon.

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21:14
shaiya gold Weekend said the extradition

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Trinidad Lawyer Common Faris Al Rawi on shaiya gold Weekend said the extradition situation could proceed, and on Weekend a magistrate will choose whether or not to discharge the demand by the US.

Warner's defense is challenging Monday's choice, noting that Al Rawi's authorisation was finalized Five times after a due date set by a lawful assess.
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20:47
Apple Pay now accepted at 2M locations, rolling out...

Bloomberg reports today that Apple’s mobile payments solution Apple Pay is now supported at 2 million locations around the world. In addition to revealing that 2 million locations now support the service, the report also says that Chick-Fil-A, Crate & Barrel, and Au Bon Pain will also start rolling out support for the service soon.

In the past, Chick-Fil-A has experimented with a QR-based solution for mobile payments, but that effort has ultimately flopped according to employees. The company also recently revamped its app, but it’s unclear if the app too will gain support for Apple Pay, or if the rollout is limited to physical locations.

Likewise, online retailer Zappos will soon be adding Apple Pay...

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20:40
Sharp, Foxconn to enter talks over $5.5B takeover...

Sharp reportedly plans to enter talks with Foxconn over a takeover bid that could be worth some $5.5 billion, suggesting an end is near for Foxconn's bidding war with Innovation Network Corporation of Japan.

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18:36
VirnetX Scores $625 Million from Apple for Patent...

VirnetX chalked up legal another victory Wednesday with a $625 million prize. The company won the award in a patent infringement trial against Apple Inc. covering four patents.


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17:55
Apple adds 20 Flyover cities, new Traffic and Nearby...

As part of Apple's continued Maps buildout effort, the company on Wednesday added 3D Flyover, traffic and point of interest data to its in-house mapping solution, including popular locales like the Virgin Islands and Taiwan.

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17:39
A Perfect Game of Snake (Video)

A perfect game of Snake? Turns out such a thing exists, as pointed out by Kyle Hill, science editor for @Nerdist Industries. Just watch. It's very cool. (I called it a video int he title, but it's actually an animated GIF.)

Hereâs a perfect game of Snake if you need something to stare at. pic.twitter.com/1tOijCAks1
- Kyle Hill (@Sci_Phile) February 3, 2016


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17:28
Apple’s App Problem

Following up on Walt Mossberg’s column regarding the quality of Apple’s first-party apps, Jim Dalrymple writes:

I understand that Apple has a lot of balls in the air, but they
have clearly taken their eye off some of them. There is absolutely
no doubt that Apple Music is getting better with each update to
the app, but what we have now is more of a 1.0 version that what
we received last year.

Personally, I don’t care much about all the celebrities that Apple
can parade around — I care about a music service that works.
That’s it.

If Apple Music (or any of the other software that has
problems) was the iPhone, it would never have been released in
the state it was.

Software and hardware are profoundly different...

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16:50
XSAN 2.2 Storage Pool Failure

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I have a storage pool that just failed and now my Xsan 2.2 volume will not mount. The storage pool that went down was on an XServe RAID and it seems like a drive failed on it and it did not rebuild the volume.

One of the metadata controllers still has the volume mounted and I can see and access the other storage pools. I can see what files were on the storage pool that went down and I am okay with losing those files.

I cannot however mount the volume on new any newer machine.

What are my options to get the volume working again?

I was thinking of reinitializing the Xserve RAID and then renaming it with the storage pool and LUN name as it was before?

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16:50
How to Save and Autofill Arbitrary Online Forms with...

Modern web browsers can save usernames and passwords for online logins. Most of them also support "auto-fill" for data like contacts or credit cards. But what do you do if you regularly have to fill out complex online forms that contain arbitrary text fields, menus, and checkboxes? Your Password manager, like 1Password, can handle it for you.


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16:08
Apple Music update lets Android users save songs to...

Apple in an update to the Android version of Apple Music on Wednesday added the ability to save downloaded songs to an SD card, greatly increasing the offline listening library capacities for phones running Google mobile operating system.

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15:50
Here's the 'Simpsons' search engine...

You don't win friends with salad, but you can probably make plenty of new ones by becoming a Simpsons meme machine with Frinkiac, a new search engine dedicated to the show. Just type in a few lines and Frinkiac will match it up with screenshots from...

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15:34
The Beatles Performing ‘Two of Us’ Video

On Tuesday I wrote about Bill gates choosing the song "Two of Us" by The Beatles as symbolic of his relationship with Steve Jobs-something Mr. Jobs himself suggested in a joint interview the two gave. That sparked a friend of mine to point me to this performance video of the song by The Beatles from 1970. It's a straight ahead promo video, recorded more than a decade before the launch of MTV, but I always enjoy seeing The Beatles.

Two Of Us 1970 by moss3516


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15:28
Justin.tv is set to return as a Snapchat channel

The man who played a key role in pioneering livestreaming as we know it is offering viewers a window into his life once more. Justin Kan announced that his Justin.tv "lifecasting" exploits will make a comeback as a Snapchat channel. Kan says he likes...

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15:26
Fitbit's Alta Is Dressed to Kill


Fitbit has unveiled a new fitness tracker that highlights muted colors and fashion-forward design elements. The Alta, priced at $129, has a brushed, stainless steel body that supports interchangeable bands, so that it doesn't stand out for the wrong reasons. Consumers can select bands from the Classic line, available in plum, teal, black and blue for $30 each. They can step up the style with hide-leather Luxe bands that come in graphite and lush pink for $60 each, or take it up another notch with a hand-polished stainless steel band for $100.

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15:11
ACM 344: Spying through the Internet of Things and...

Bryan and Jeff go deep in this episode of the Apple Context Machine on surveillance, whether or not the government is "Going Dark" due to encryption, and security, of the lack thereof, in the Internet of Things. They also talk about Apple's reported plans for wireless charging.


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15:09
A Texas jury says Apple must pay VirnetX $626...

An Eastern District of Texas jury has decided Apple must pay $626 million for infringing four patents held by VirnetX, a Nevada-based patent licensing company, according to Macworld.

The jury ruled against Apple on all counts, saying the infringement was willful. Apple has already asked the judge to declare a mistrial after lawyers for VirnetX made what Apple called "arguments outside the evidence, blatantly misrepresenting the testimony of Apple witnesses,” notes Macworld.

In January 2014, VirnetX filed a motion with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas seeking to supplement its infringement contentions against Apple, the defendant in a patent infringement lawsuit.

The motion alleged that Apple products, including products containing the redesigned VPN On Demand and Per App VPN features implemented in...

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14:49
Jury: Apple must pay $626 million to patent troll...

An East Texas jury has ruled that Apple must pay patent-holding company VirnetX $625.6 million for infringing four patents. It's a massive verdict for VirnetX, a company that has no products and makes its money solely through patent litigation.

The verdict form (PDF) shows the jury found Apple infringed on every patent claim that was at issue. The first question was how much Apple should pay for infringement related to two VirnetX patents that it had already been ruled to infringe, and the jury held Apple should pay $334.9 million. The panel also found in VirnetX's favor on other, disputed patent claims, and ordered Apple to pay another $290.7 million for infringing those. The accused products included Apple's VPN on Demand, FaceTime, and the iMessage service.

The VirnetX v. Apple showdown may be one of the last of its...

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14:46
Mossberg weighs in on Apple’s app shortcomings of...

There’s a pretty interesting piece over on The Verge in which the mighty Walt Mossberg cites some apparent shortcomings in Apple’s apps in recent years.

He points out that Apple’s products are often considered the best you can buy and that this is part of the Mac and iOS user experience.

“In the last couple of years, however, I’ve noticed a gradual degradation in the quality and reliability of Apple’s core apps, on both the mobile iOS operating system and its Mac OS X platform. It’s almost as if the tech giant has taken its eye off the ball when it comes to these core software products, while it pursues big new dreams, like smartwatches and cars.”

He might be right.

Mossberg then goes on to point out the the majority of Apple’s apps work well and integrate...

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14:30
Lynktec ReelJuice Portable USB Battery is Unique:...

There are many ho-hum and many good portable battery chargers for our iDevices. Most are just little boxes with a battery, LED lights and USB ports. However, the new Lynktec (5,300 or 8,000 mAh) charger has a multitude of thoughtful features, expansion options and usage profiles. John Martellaro has been putting one though its paces and files this review.


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