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Wednesday September 2

14:39
The Weeknd, The Chemical Brothers, James Bay, more...

Apple on Wednesday revealed more information about its upcoming Apple Music Festival slated to kick off later this month, adding The Weeknd, The Chemical Brothers, James Bay, Leon Bridges and Take That to the list of artists set to perform live in front of UK fans.

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13:39
Motorola debuts second-gen Moto 360 smartwatch,...

Motorola on Wednesday introduced two new versions of its Moto 360 smartwatch, including a second-generation flagship device and separate edition specifically for fitness, the Moto 360 Sport.

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13:16
Apple Music seen as gateway for streaming TV service...

The recent launch of Apple Music --?while important to the future development of iTunes -- is also thought to be part of a larger effort to push consumers toward Apple's long-rumored web television service by softening the ground for monthly subscriptions.

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12:52
CBS to stream Super Bowl 50, AFC playoffs & two...

CBS on Wednesday announced that it will stream the Super Bowl, the AFC playoffs, and two regular-season NFL games to a wide range of devices and platforms, including Apple TV, for free, with no authentication required.

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12:07
iOS 9's News app grows to 50 publishers amid...

When its News app launches this fall alongside iOS 9, Apple will have over 50 publishing partners on board, a report revealed on Wednesday.

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11:34
Data Rescue software now available for entry level...

Prosoft Engineering has announced new lower-cost license options with the release of Data Rescue 4.2. These new license options offer entry-level price points that are designed for customers looking to recover just a few files.

Data Rescue is computer recovery software for the Mac.  Data Rescue Free, Data Rescue Lite, and Data Rescue Full offer licensing options based on specific recovery needs. Data Rescue 4.2 is available to purchase directly from www.prosofteng.com.

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11:07
Rumor: New colors coming to Apple Watch Sport Band...

Current and future Apple Watch owners will reportedly have a number of new color options to choose from when picking out a Sport Band for their wearable, as Apple is said to have prepared an expanded range of color options that will be unveiled on Sept. 9.

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11:00
AWT Reader Poll: What type of content do you want to...

AWT supporter Javier Vilanova had a great idea this morning in our patrons-only Slack chat: "In the interest of getting closer to the readers, a survey post asking what we want from an Apple focussed news org in this day and age."

You asked, we listened. Here's a short poll that will be open for one week, and we'd love to have your input on which of the following content types you'd like to see more of. If your favorite choice isn't here, please leave a comment after the post and we'll take your input into account.

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10:33
CBS Sports Announces that Super Bowl 50 will be...

CBS has announced that CBS Sports will stream more NFL ON CBS game coverage than ever this season through select Connected TV devices such as Apple TV ...

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10:17
Hulu launches $12 'ad-free' streaming tier...

Hulu on Wednesday added a $12 "No Commercials" tier to its steaming video service, looking to better compete with rivals like Netflix and HBO Now, which have always been ad-free.

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10:00
Back to school: iPhone, iPad apps for high school...

High school students have a lot to keep track of throught the day, from academics to extracurriculars to the all-important social life. In this post we're going to look at hitting the books, staying on top of things and preparing for what's next. Here is our list of iPhone and iPad apps for high school students.

Numerical (universal, free with in-app purchase) The self-professed "calculator without equal" is literally that: There's no equals button. "The equals button was invented when calculators were the size of furniture. It's time to move on," its developers say. Numerical displays the results of your calculations as they're entered and maintains a history that's one swipe away.

Numerical also offers plain-language errors, which is very helpful and different. If you make an error, it's explained in human-readable English. Nice! With several themes to choose from and a...

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09:09
New adware scripts mouse clicks to access OS X...

A new version of the long-running Genieo adware has brought with it a new technique for accessing the OS X Keychain without user intervention, a security gray area that could be used by other malicious actors to make off with sensitive data stored in the Mac credential manager.

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09:00
Firm improves service and reduces costs with...

DeKalb Mechanical empowers employees with mobile access to the information they need to work more efficiently, thanks to Microsoft Office 365 cloud-based productivity services. Instead of waiting to receive information from the office, employees use tablets to retrieve mechanical specifications and equipment submittal data, which saves US $156,000 a year in lost productivity. Employees also use Office 365 online collaboration sites to automate project bids, saving $10,400 in annual printing and couriering costs.

Here’s what Stephen Doonan, president of DeKalb Mechanical had to say:

“By adopting a forward-looking cloud solution like Office 365, we’re able to compete more effectively in the marketplace. It’s like we invested in the future, and it’s already paying us back. After equipping 17 field crew members with tablets to access information from the cloud-based storage in Office 365 … we are avoiding approximately $3,000 a week, or $156,000 a year, in...

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09:00
Even more thanks to our new patrons and donators;...

Yesterday I posted a list of all of the wonderful folks we had received new or renewed pledges from. I am happy to say that at this time we're up to a total of $1,554 per month in pledges. That's a lot closer to the $3,000 a month we need in order to stay alive, and we thank all of you for opening your hearts and wallets. 

If you haven't yet supported the site, here's the link to make your pledge.

Friends with Benefits

Many of the new patrons are joining our secret Slack channel, where they can chat with the team and other AWT supporters. It's a benefit that we're happy to extend to the people who are making this all possible. You can give us tips, post ideas, and even correct our spelling! What other Apple website lets you peek into the newsroom and suggest what we're going to write about? 

And here's a big announcement: during the September 9 Apple...

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08:30
Adonit’s Jot Dash: The Workhorse Stylus You’ve Been...

We've come a long way since Steve Jobs told us we already have ten styluses on our hands thanks to the creative efforts of many companies. Over time, iPad and iPhone styluses have become more complex, gained pressure sensitivity, and trimmed down the size of their tips. Adonit's latest addition to the stylus world is the Jot Dash and instead of moving us forward by adding in new features, it takes us a step in the right direction by taking some away.


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08:27
Will Apple use Intel's Next-Gen Skylake...

Late yesterday Intel announced their new 6th Generation Intel Core processor family, Intel’s best processor ever, setting a new standard with sleek designs that are thinner than ever, are capable of starting up to 4 times faster and offer more than double the performance and triple the battery life ...

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08:25
Apple Pay picks up 18 more US banks ahead of Sept. 9...

Apple on Wednesday added 18 more U.S. banks to the roster of Apple Pay card issuers, in what could be the last such update before bigger plans are announced on Sept. 9.

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08:23
Podcast 472: There's a new smartwatch in town

The event is official, and we are officially stoked. This week's news is all about what Apple is getting ready to reveal: a new iPhone or two, the new Apple TV, and release dates for the new OSes. We've been enjoying the new proactive features in iOS 9 that predict which apps you'll want to use at which times and places, and that's one reason we like Nuzzel, a service that predicts what you'll want to read based on what your friends are sharing. Glenn has an interview with Jonathan Abrams, the CEO, about designing a social news app for every device.

Our final discussion is about Android Wear on iOS. Susie's testing it out, and while it can't hold a candle to the deep, OS-wide integration of the Apple Watch, Android Wear on iOS does a few things right. On-device curation of notifications is huge, and knowing when your watch will be fully charged is a nice touch too. Here's hoping Apple takes a little inspiration from Android Wear's more mature platform for future watchOS...

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08:13
Deals: $219 off Apple's new 13" MacBook...

eBay Deals today is running a pre-Labor Day Apple sale with the lowest prices we've seen on a handful of current MacBooks, including $219 off Apple's new 256GB 13" MacBook Pro and $169 off its new 11" MacBook Air. Meanwhile save up to $430 on 13" MacBook Airs with 2TB My Passport drives, and up to $758 on 15" MacBook Pros with AppleCare.

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08:02
News: Report: New Apple TV will feature universal...

The fourth-generation Apple TV will cost $149 and feature a universal search, enabling users to enter the title of a movie or TV show once and view results from multiple sources, BuzzFeed reports. Sources familiar with Apple’s plans said the universal search feature is the cornerstone of the new Apple TV, finally providing for searches across multiple streaming services and the iTunes Store. Users will also be able to run more targeted searches,…

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07:41
News: Retrial for damages in Apple patent case set...

A retrial to set damages in Apple’s long-standing patent dispute with Samsung is set for March or April of next year, Apple Insider reports. U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh set the timeline after getting an official mandate from the Federal Circuit’s Court of Appeals, less than a week after putting a freeze on filings in the case ahead of the appeals court’s recommendation. The new trial will calculate the damages Samsung must…

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07:16
Apple Music’s Ian Rogers Left for the Fashion...

The mystery job that pulled Ian Rogers away from running Apple Music isn't a secret any more. Now he's heading up LVMH's efforts to to create a better Internet presence for its brands. That puts Mr. Rogers very much outside of the music industry because LVMH oversees luxury product brands.

The Mac Observer Spin: There is a little irony in the high fashion market poaching an employee from Apple after all of the people Apple hired away for its smartwatch project.


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07:03
News: Google omits HealthKit support from Android...

Although Google released an iOS app able to link certain Android Wear watches to iPhones, the new interface doesn’t yet include support for Apple’s HealthKit, BuzzFeed reports. While Android watches can track steps, heart rate and other fitness metrics, the data won’t show up in Apple’s Health dashboard like data collected from the Apple Watch does. Instead, the information will be routed through Google’s competing health…

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07:00
Imgur for iOS updated w/ interface tweaks, improved...

Imgur has today announced a new update to its iOS app that brings a handful of changes that have been highly requested by users. Earlier this year, the app was updated with the ability to quickly and easily upload images on the go and was also relaunched on Android with an entirely new interface. Today’s update bumps the app to version 2.4 and builds upon the features introduced earlier this year.

First off, Imgur says that the update includes a new grid view interface with large thumbnails and details about images such as headlines and votes. The update also introduces the ability to search for content. Imgur explained that both of these features were highly requested by users of its app.

In addition to those user-requested features, today’s update also improves the notification functionality of the app. You can now receive push...

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06:48
How iTunes Movie DRM-Removal Software Keeps Me Honest

I like to watch a lot of movies on a lot of different devices. Some of those devices are made by Apple, like my iPad and Apple TV, while some are made by TiVo, Roku, Panasonic, Sony and others. I need my media portable; not just portable in the mobile sense to take with me when I travel, but portable in the sense that I can't have limits on which of my devices will play any given movie. There's a way to do that with iTunes Movies, just be responsible when you do.


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06:38
News: Apple eyed Bill Simmons for exclusive podcast...

Amid rumors of Apple showing interest in generating its own original programming, Re/code reports that the company held talks with former ESPN star Bill Simmons aimed at signing the sports commentator to an exclusive podcast deal. Sources familiar with the discussions said Apple media boss Eddy Cue floated the idea to Simmons a couple times over the summer, before Simmons ended up signing an exclusive “multi-year, multi-platform agreement”…

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06:30
External Link: Amazon Prime Video Offers Offline...

Amazon Prime members just got a big bonus: the Amazon Video app for iOS now allows them to save Amazon Prime Instant Video shows and movies to their devices for offline viewing. The feature is currently available for members in Austria, Germany, the UK, and the U.S. Now the pressure will be on Netflix to also allow offline viewing.

 

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06:18
External Link: A Reminder to Not Jailbreak Your...

An estimated 225,000 Apple accounts, most of which are in China, have been compromised by malware installed on jailbroken iPhones. The malware, dubbed KeyRaider, intercepted iTunes traffic from the iPhones to nab usernames, passwords, and UDIDs. It’s another reminder that jailbreaking your iPhone isn’t worth the trouble.

 

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06:15
With Skylake here, I expect new iMacs next month (...

Intel has officially introduced the sixth generation Intel Core processor family, often referred to as Skylake. The processors will certainly appear in new iMacs, MacBook Pros, MacBook Airs and 12-inch MacBooks. The question is "when?"

The 12-inch MacBook launched in April. The 13-inch MacBook Pro and MacBook Air were revved in March, and the 15-inch MacBook Pro was updated in May. So I'm predicting no new Mac laptops until early 2016. (However, I'd love to be proven wrong.)

However, the iMac was last updated in October 2014, so I'm expecting a refresh of the all-in-one late this month or next. Most likely we'll see a 21-inch iMac with a 4K display. As for the 27-inch 5K beast, it's likely to be revved with Skylake processors and, if KGI Securities Ming-Chi Kuo is correct, even better screens with an LED phosphor material called KSF that will boost color saturation.

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06:13
Xiaomi MacBook Air lookalike rumors resurface as...

Xiaomi – a Chinese company noted for cloning Apple’s product designs, iOS look-and-feel and even keynotes – is once more rumored to be going after the MacBook Air with its own premium-look laptop.

Rumors first surfaced at the end of last year, with an apparently Photoshopped image very reminiscent of the MBA design. Xiaomi at the time denied that the image was its work, and said that it was actually a clone known as the Kaka i5. But...

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06:11
New Report Reveals that 27% of Android Smartphone...

According to a new analytical report published today, the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus have so far combined to make up 24% of all iPhones in use in both the US and China, Apple’s two most important markets. These numbers only confirm how strong the demand for these two products has been.

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06:04
News: Daily Deal: Doxie Go Wi-Fi Scanner

In our iLounge Deals today you can pick a Doxie Go Wi-Fi Scanner for only $175. Doxie Go allows you to go paperless and get organized, scanning everything from bills and receipts to reports, drawings, business cards, photos, and more – wherever you are with no computer required. You just need to charge it up, turn it on, and scan away. Doxie can later sync your scans to your Mac or PC via Wi-Fi so you can organize them, create searchable PDFs, and…

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06:00
Considering the 12-inch MacBook as a laptop for...

I’ve been using the 12-inch MacBook with Retina display since its debut. Is it a good laptop for students? Yes — but only if the student, or the person buying it for him/her, is willing to pay top dollar for its incredible svelteness and gorgeous screen, while overlooking its shortcomings. 

The entry level, 13-inch MacBook with Retina display offers more oomph for the same price, while you can save money with either model ($899 or $1,099) of the MacBook Air or the non-Retina display MacBook Pro. 

That said, here's no denying the Retina display is gorgeous and the small design of the MacBook is an incredible feat of engineering. The laptop's display (with a 16:10 aspect ratio) is stunning and pops with clarity. The MacBook's physical resolution is 2304 by 1440 pixels. This means that, at standard “...

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05:51
The sixth-gen iPod touch excels on all levels

Both of my kids are addicted to social media and, by proxy, the devices made of aluminum and glass that provide access to them.

For the past several months, my youngest daughter has complained of a very sluggish third-generation iPod touch. It was certainly getting long in the tooth; she couldn't even install the latest version of iOS. The meager 8GB of storage meant she had to continually uninstall and reinstall apps in the hopes of freeing up enough space.

Feeling her pain, I agreed to purchase her one of the new sixth-generation iPod touch devices from Apple. While some question the validity and purpose of a new, uber-fast iPod in 2015 (when so many people have opted for a smartphone), my daughter couldn't be happier. Apps that previously would crash or exhibit extreme sluggishness now load and execute in record time.

I'll spare you the hardware spec details of the latest touch, but suffice it to...

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05:48
Another reason why Apple might want to enter the...

Earlier this week I commented on the rumors that Apple might product original video content. Here's another reason why our favorite tech company might want to do just that: the online digital video market is growing rapidly. As the accompanying chart, based on data from Statista’s Digital Market Outlook, illustrates, the growth potential in online video is much bigger than it is in digital music. 

Annual revenues from video streaming and downloads are expected to grow by more than US$6 billion between 2014 and 2020 – almost four times the expected growth of the digital music market. Considering that subscription-based streaming is the primary growth driver in the online video market, it would make sense for Apple to get into the game before Netflix, Amazon and Hulu can run away with the market. 

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05:25
Sketchy report: Apple may plan a return to glass-on-...

Digitimes report, which seems to be drawing a lot of conclusions from minimal information, suggests that Apple may be planning a return to glass-on-glass touchscreens for next year’s iPhones. Apple used so-called G/G technology for its early iPhones, switching to in-cell tech for the iPhone 5 onward.

The short piece suggests that the move is mostly motivated by supply constraints for higher-resolution in-cell displays, but also suggests that the rumored plan could be geared towards bezel-free displays. Glass suppliers Corning and Asahi are said to have sent samples to Apple.

G/G touch panels may also help Apple develop bezel-free smartphones as in-cell touch panels reportedly are struggling with touch sensitivity on the edges.

The reasoning...

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04:49
The Rumor Continues that the iPhone 7 could be Bezel...

In June we posted a report titled "Apple Rumored to be Changing Glass Technologies to allow for Bezel-Free iPhones." Today, we're learning that this could be a reality for Apple's 2016 iPhone 7.

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04:48
Kool Tools: Amped Wireless TITAN

Amped Wireless' US$189.99 TITAN HighPower AC1900 Wi-Fi Router (http://tinyurl.com/oxkekt6) is designed to meet the needs of demanding, multiple device households and provides enough horsepower to manage music downloads, video chats, 4K content streaming and gaming all at the same time for everyone.

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04:47
Apple’s Eddy Cue reportedly approached sports...

In addition to a failed attempt to hire the stars of the BBC series Top Gear for its reported plans to develop in-house content, Re/code reports that media head Eddy Cue also approached sports commentator Bill Simmons.

Apple showed interest in signing up former ESPN star Bill Simmons to an exclusive audio podcast deal. Apple media boss Eddy Cue discussed the idea a couple of times with Simmons this summer, say people familiar with the talks, who say that they were preliminary at best.

Simmons ended up signing with HBO, the deal including a new podcast from October – which is...

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04:29
Rumor: Apple Watch to become available in Austria,...

The Apple Watch could be debuting in Austria, Denmark, India and other countries later this month.

A rumor from Austrian website MacMania claims that the Apple Watch will be available in Austria starting September 15th, citing information it received from a reputable source working for an undisclosed large electronics chain in the country. As yet, Apple does not have an official retail presence in Austria.

Danske Bank, the largest bank in Denmark, also recently issued a press release stating that its MobilePay service will support the Apple Watch when the device launches in Denmark next month, but the bank has since backtracked and now cites “rumors” about a September launch.

The bank itself has a...

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04:19
Rough date set for round five of Apple v. Samsung...

A rough date has been set for round five of the battle over Samsung’s infringements of Apple patents in five of its products. The Recorder reports that U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh has said that the revised damages will be determined by a jury trial in March or April 2016.

In case you need a refresher, the story so far is this. In round 1, the first jury trial, Apple was awarded $1B in damages. In...

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04:12
Saddle Creek Apple Store to move, debut possible...

One of Apple’s “next-gen” Apple Store retail locations will debut near Memphis in the near future.

The Saddle Creek Apple Store location in Germantown will move, pending project approval.

Early plans for the new store, located to the east of Memphis, were approved by the local design review commission last week. In his presentation, Apple representative Rick Millitello called the project “the next generation of retail store that we’re rolling out,” saying it would be one of the first of its kind in the U.S.

The current Germantown location is one of Apple’s oldest retail stores and was the 20th opened by the Mac maker overall.

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03:50
Ahead of iPhone 6S, Gazelle debuts best price...

With the official announcement of Apple’s iPhone 6S just around the corner, Gazelle today announced limited-time promotional trade-in pricing for the iPhone 5s, 6, and 6 Plus, guaranteeing that Gazelle’s cash offer will “beat the trade-in credit offered by a customer’s wireless carrier or Apple.” The promotion applies to U.S. carriers AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint, as well as Apple’s trade-in program.

Gazelle notes that its Best Price Guarantee pays out in cash rather than credit, one of the strings often attached to carrier and Apple trade-in programs, and covers all colors and capacities of the aforementioned three iPhone models. Notably, the company says that it will beat any better offer customers find at Apple or their...

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03:48
Chromium 45.0.2454.85 - Fast and stable open-source...

Chromium is an open-source browser project that aims to build a safer, faster, and more stable way for all Internet users to experience the web.



Version 45.0.2454.85:

Note: Does not contain the "Check for Updates..." command (see Related Links)

  • This release contains a number of fixes and improvements



  • OS X 10.6 or later



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03:30
OmniFocus 2.2.5 - GTD task manager with iOS...

OmniFocus helps you manage your tasks the way that you want, freeing you to focus your attention on the things that matter to you most.

Capturing tasks and ideas is always a keyboard shortcut away in OmniFocus 2. Clip data from Mail, Safari, Messages, or third-party apps. Bring up Quick Entry to file away an idea before it drifts away; it's always at your fingertips, waiting for more.

OmniFocus comes in two feature levels: Standard, available for $39.99; and Pro, available for $79.99.



Version 2.2.5:

  • Sidebar Crash - Fixed a crash changing selection in the sidebar-our most common remaining crash in OmniFocus 2.2.x
  • Crash - Fixed a crash related to pruning old OmniFocus backups.
  • Crash - Made some changes to help track down a crash common in pre-release versions of OS X related to fonts.
  • Performance - Improved performance when scrolling and switching perspectives.



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00:48
The Northern Spy: Modula-2 R10 Templates

By Rick Sutcliffe

Modula-2 R10 has been the Spy's meat and potatoes in this space for a few months now. It is the fully modern dialect of Niklaus Wirth's Modula-2 that he and Telecom engineer Benjamin Kowarsch have developed to address serious software engineering issues of safety, security, reliability, and extensibility. This month we consider the use of Generic templates to reach toward the software engineering grail of reusable code.

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00:48
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Tuesday September 1

22:35
Intel Unveils Full Lineup of Skylake Processors for...

Intel has released detailed information about its upcoming Skylake processors for notebooks and desktops ahead of IFA 2015 in Berlin (via Ars Technica). The sixth-generation chips will deliver CPU and GPU performance improvements and longer battery life, and are likely to power future MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and iMac models released over the next year.

Retina MacBook

Intel's new lineup of Core M processors appropriate for the 12-inch Retina MacBook will provide up to 10 hours of battery life, between 10%-20% faster CPU performance and up to 40% faster graphics compared to equivalent Broadwell chips.

CPU World accurately shared Core m3, Core m5 and Core m7 specifications last week, with all three families...

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21:09
Gazelle paying up to $450 cash for old iPhone trade-...

If you plan to purchase an iPhone 6s later this month, now's the time to help fund that upgrade by making plans to trade in your existing iPhone before its value plummets. And for the next 7 days, Gazelle is offering up to $450 cash for old iPhones alongside a guarantee to beat any competitive offer from Apple or its big four US wireless partners.

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20:59
iFFmpeg 5.7.1 - Convert multimedia files between...

iFFmpeg is a graphical front-end for FFmpeg, a command-line tool used to convert multimedia files between formats. The command line instructions can be very hard to master/understand, so iFFmpeg does all the hard work for you. This allows you to use FFmpeg without detailed command-line knowledge.



Version 5.7.1:

  • Fixed minor issue initialising FFmpeg
  • Fixed issue encoding to MPEG TS



  • OS X 10.7 or later
  • Working FFmpeg OS X binary (see Related Links)



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20:59
VOX 2.6 - Music player that supports many filetypes...

VOX is a beautiful music player that supports many filetypes. The beauty is in its simplicity, yet behind the minimal exterior lies a powerful music player with a ton of features and support for all audio formats you should ever need. VOX was originally developed following the principles of clarity, simplicity and versatility. Thus, the minimalistic interface incorporates both essential and unique features, which let you:

  • Listen to your music regardless of the format
  • Play numerous lossy and lossless audio formats
  • Export playlists in various formats (PLS, M3U, XSPF)
  • Open different playlist types including M3U, PLS, XSPF and the popular CUE format used to store CD rips
  • Play audio files stored on NAS devices and other network drives. Rule your music with ease:
  • Control the player from the main interface, Dock context menu or main menu controls
  • Automatically search for all the missing album artwork...
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20:35
Intel announces Skylake processor lineup with new...

After months of waiting, Intel on Tuesday officially revealed a bulk of its 6th generation Core processor lineup, with special attention paid to laptops, offering a look at what Apple will likely use in forthcoming MacBook updates.

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19:47
Intel unveils its Skylake CPUs with performance...

While we already know much of what there is to know regarding Intel’s Skylake lineup of processors, the company tonight has officially taken the wraps off of the CPUs. As expected, the Skylake lineup consists of four different series, including the Y-Series that will power the 12-inch MacBook and the U-Series that will power the MacBook Air.

The Y-Series, formally known as the Core M line, has seen the biggest changes this year. The chips have been redesigned to be even smaller and more dense than before. Intel is also splitting the Y-Series up into a whole family of processors, including the Core...

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19:24
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19:19
Cristiano Ronaldo Luckiest Bell broke, Real Madrid 5...

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18:59
Second Apple v. Samsung damages retrial set for...

A California federal judge presiding over the ongoing Apple v. Samsung legal spat on Tuesday set a March or April 2016 start date for the case's second damages retrial, an action that could see Samsung pay out some of the $548 million it owes for infringing on Apple's patents.

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18:20
Blue Hong Kong since the inquiry 'New Journey...

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16:47
Handmade Leather Lightning iPhone Chargers

This is a first for me: handmade leather Lightning charging cables for iOS devices. This is a project called Esbee Cables being launched on Kickstarter, and it's already surpassed its funding goal of US$15,000. The company has obtained MFi certification from Apple, and is using the money to ramp up production. The video (below) is a tad cheesy, but the product looks great-and a leather-clad charging cable is a compelling idea. There are funding options that will get you a cable starting at $24 and $26 dollars. Check it out.


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16:34
VMware Fusion 8 Benchmarks vs. Fusion 7 and Boot Camp

TMO contributor Jim Tanous has produced another exhaustive benchmark piece over at his own site, TekRevue. This one pits VMware Fusion 8 against Fusion 7 and Boot Camp, and Jim put together 15 pages looking at a series of performance areas, including methodology and a conclusion. This is a must-read if virtualization matters to you.


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14:30
AWT News Update: September 1, 2015

Image of the existing Saddle Creek Apple Store in Germantown, TN. Via Apple.com

The first day of September brings a request from Apple World Today as well as some fun stories for today:

  • A next generation Apple Store is coming to Memphis... and hopefully a city near you
  • GoPro updated its official app today with new editing and sharing capabilities
  • iPads are the tour guides at the One World Trrade Center Observatory

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Hi, I’m Steve Sande from Apple World Today, and this is the AWT News Update for September 1, 2015.

Just a short note to start off the podcast today; Apple World Today is looking for support from its readers and listeners. We’re basically at the point that if we don’t drastically improve revenues...

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13:45
Get the League of Legends spinoff game Blitzcrank’s...

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

Do you know what a Poro is? I’ll tell you what it is: It’s adorable.

This is a poro!!

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13:39
Apple considered signing Bill Simmons as part of...

Coming on the heels of rumors pointing to Apple's interest in creating original content, a report on Tuesday claims the company was in discussions to bring former ESPN star Bill Simmons on board.

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13:38
Concept imagines Apple TV 4 UI w/ Siri, App Store,...

Ahead of a next-generation Apple TV expected to get an official unveiling at Apple’s press event next week, this concept from Andrew Ambrosino imagines a revamped user interface for the device.

We’ve reported extensively on the yet-to-be-announced, next-generation Apple TV and much of the concept from Ambrosino takes into account our reports regarding new features for the device. Most notably, we reported that Apple is currently planning Siri support, a new dedicated remote control, App...

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13:16
Gear: Knomo Kinsale Soft Leather Messenger Bag

Knomo’s new Kinsale Soft Leather Messenger Bag ($250) can hold up to a 13” MacBook. The front and sides of the messenger bag are covered in smooth leather that lives up to its “soft” name. The leather front flap and the back pocket both shut with strong magnetic closures — the pocket can barely fit an uncased iPad Air. But it’s not like you’ll necessarily need that pocket to store a full-sized iPad, as the bag…

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13:02
Box Sync 4.0.6567 - Online synchronization tool for...

Box Sync gives you a hard-drive in the Cloud for online storage.

Note: You must first sign up to use Box.

What if the files you need are on your laptop -- but you're on the road with your iPhone? No worries! With Box, you store files online -- then access them anywhere, anytime, on any device.

  • Get 10 GB Free and Organize All Your Files Into Folders -- Store all kinds of files online, then arrange them into folders just like on your desktop.
  • View and Access Files on Demand -- Box provides anytime, anywhere access to your files from any device -- whether you're in Nebraska or Norway.
  • Convenience and Peace of Mind -- Throwing thumb drives in your bag, transferring files to CDs, stressing about a stolen laptop -- that's yesterday. Today, everything's on Box.

Get and Share Big Files -- Quickly and Easily...

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13:02
Tip of the Day: Getting Directions from a Calendar...

In many cases, it’s the little things with the Apple Watch that make life easier, especially for users who are always on the go with busy schedules. If you’re frequently hopping between meetings, you may find it useful to know that you can actually get directions to your next event right from the notification on your wrist. Simply force-touch on the alert when it comes up (or the appointment if you’re viewing it in the Calendar app)…

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13:00
Now available at the online Apple Store: DJI Phantom...

Drones are big business. Whether you're a news organization trying to get shots of the new Apple headquarters building, a surfer wanting to get a different video angle, or a pro mountain biker who wants video for her sponsor, drones are providing high quality video with altitude. Now Apple's getting into the act, adding the DJI Phantom 3 Professional (US$1,259.95) and DJI Phantom 3 Advanced ($999.95) camera drones to the accessory lineup.

Both of these drones are iOS-connected, and feature high-end capabilities like GPS location lock, auto piloting, and -- on the Professional model -- a 4K UHD video camera. The DJI GO app, available for free for the iPhone or iPad...

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12:51
New App Marries Android Wear Smartwatch to iPhone


Google on Monday rolled out Android Wear for iOS, allowing consumers to pair the iPhone 5, 5c, 5s, 6 or 6 Plus running iOS 8.2 and above with an Android Wear watch. They'll be able to check phone calls, messages and notifications; track fitness; and use Google Now instead of Siri to get smart help from their iPhones. Using Google Now instead of Siri is "a cute touch," observed Jeff Orr, a senior practice director at ABI Research. "You're not asking Siri a question -- you're asking Google Voice."

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12:42
Apple Continues to Recruit Talent to Join Secretive...

Apple continues to recruit talent to bolster its "Project Titan" team, which is rumored to be researching an electric vehicle. Over the past several weeks, the company has hired multiple employees from Tesla Motors, Texas Instruments, and other companies in the automotive and technology industries, likely to join hundreds of others already working on the so-called "Apple Car."

Apple hired former Tesla Motors engineering manager Hal Ockerse last month to join its own software engineering team, according to his LinkedIn profile. Ockerse was employed at Tesla between July 2014 and August 2015, working on hardware architecture and advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) components, including cameras, radars, LiDAR, and engine control units (ECUs).

Ockerse does not list his responsibilities at Apple, but it is likely that he...

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12:30
Documents reveal Apple's secretive next-...

Apple representatives gave local government officials in Tennessee a glimpse at the future of the Apple Store during a recent planning meeting, showing off a design that continues the architectural trends begun with Manhattan's Upper West Side store.

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12:05
Sneaky adware caught accessing users’ Mac Keychain...

Last month, Ars chronicled a Mac app that brazenly exploited a then unpatched OS X vulnerability so the app could install itself without requiring people to enter system passwords. Now, researchers have found the same highly questionable installer is accessing people's Mac keychain without permission.

The adware taking these liberties is distributed by Israel-based Genieo Innovation, a company that's long been known to push adware and other unwanted apps. According to researchers at Malwarebytes, the Genieo installer automatically accesses a list of Safari extensions that, for reasons that aren't entirely clear, is stashed inside the...

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12:02
Instagram updates private photo messaging to be more...

We all know a picture is worth a thousand words, so it’s surprising Instagram didn’t let you send photos back and forth—until now.

On Tuesday, Instagram updated its in-app messaging feature, Instagram Direct, so that you could reply to a private photo message using a selfie or video taken on the spot. Direct messages are now also threaded so you can continue conversations and view the messaging history between you and your friends. In addition, Instagram Direct now lets you share a public Instagram photo directly with a friend. Previously whenever you’d stumble upon a funny, inspiring or relevant Instagram pic that made you think of one of your friends, you had to tag that person in a comment using @-mentions. Instagram noticed that about 40 percent of comments included this @-mention, so the app decided to make it easier to share a photo directly with a specific person or group of...

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11:33
DJI's new iOS-compatible Phantom 3 drones land...

DJI's latest generation of "prosumer" drones, the Phantom 3 series, marks the company's debut among the handpicked lineup of iOS-connected accessories available to buy direct from Apple.

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11:33
Carbon Copy Cloner 4.1.4 - Easy-to-use backup/...

Carbon Copy Cloner backups are better than ordinary backups. Suppose the unthinkable happens while you're under deadline to finish a project: your Mac is unresponsive and all you hear is an ominous, repetitive clicking noise coming from its hard drive. With ordinary backups, you'd spend your day rushing out to a store to buy a new hard drive and then sit in front of your computer reinstalling the operating system and restoring data.

With Carbon Copy Cloner, your data and the operating system's data are all preserved on a bootable volume, ready for production at a moment's notice. When disaster strikes, simply boot from your backup and get back to using your Mac. At your convenience, replace the failed hard drive and then let CCC restore the OS, your data and your settings directly from the backup in one easy step.

Any backup application can save your stuff. A CCC bootable backup will save your productivity too!



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11:30
Mac: Belight Software Swift Publisher 4

If you find that you regularly need to put together fliers, newsletters, and brochures on a regular basis, you may want to take a look at Belight Software’s new update to Swift Publisher 4 ($15), a desktop publishing app that makes it easy to get great results from without breaking your software budget. You can choose from over 270 pre-designed templates, use grids and place your own guides for precision layouts, and set up an unlimited number of layers to achieve complex designs. Sophisticated column layouts, text styles, and gradient and freehand shapes and strokes are also included, along with a library of over 2,000 clipart images and the ability to import photos directly from iPhoto, Aperture, and now in the latest version, the new OS X Photos app.
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11:21
As Xiaomi Prepares to Invade North America they...

Xiaomi won the Chinese market by offering smartphones with high specifications at low-ball pricing along with a custom user interface that was superior to most selling Android phones. Now Xiaomi is preparing to take on the high end notebook market ...

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11:15
The most timeless songs of all time

Polygraph:

This is a story about proving, with data, that No Diggity by Blackstreet is timeless.

Until recently, it was impossible to measure the popularity of older music. Billboard charts and album sales only tell us about a song’s popularity at the time of its release.

But now we have Spotify, a buffet of all of music, new and old. Tracks with fewer plays are fading into obscurity. And those with more plays are remaining in the cultural ether.

As with all lists like this, we’ll never agree completely on its makeup but it’s still interesting to see which songs are being played and their frequency. Jason Kottke has created a Rdio and Spotify playlist of songs from the article.

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11:01
OmniGraffle Pro 6.3.1 - Create diagrams, flow charts...

OmniGraffle Pro helps you draw beautiful diagrams, family trees, flow charts, org charts, layouts, and (mathematically speaking) any other directed or non-directed graphs. We've had people use Graffle to plan plotlines for a story, make an overview of an operating system, show the evolution of computers, and even show how diseases can spread in a closed population. If you want to organize your thoughts, your projects, or even your friends graphically using boxes and lines, OmniGraffle is your tool.

OmiGraffle Professional has all of the great features in 6.0, plus a powerful toolset for advanced document creation and editing options. For the pro user who's looking for an in-depth diagramming application that's still priced below the competition, you've come to the right place.



Version 6.3.1:

  • Inspectors - Fixed a crash on launch that could occur with certain inspector layouts.
  • Resources - You can now select a folder of...

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10:43
Xbox One Elite Bundle Conquers Space


Microsoft on Monday unveiled a new version of its Xbox One console. The Xbox One Elite Bundle includes the console, with a 1-TB drive that fuses the performance of flash memory with the economy of a hard disk, and a new Elite wireless controller. The controller is fully customizable, with interchangeable paddles, hair-trigger locks, and high-performance construction, the company said. The $499 Xbox One Elite Bundle launches worldwide on Nov 3. Microsoft and GameStop will sell it exclusively during the month of November.

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10:39
Apple plans a 'next generation' retail...

Apple is planning to move its Germantown store (in the Memphis, Tennessee area) with a “next generation” design planned for the new location, reports the Memphis Daily News (http://tinyurl.com/pjx8st4).

The Cupertino, California-basec company has applied for a $1.5 million building permit through the city-county Office of Construction Code Enforcement for a new storefront and interior renovation at 2031 West St., within the Shops of Saddle Creek South. Apple’s current store (pictured) is at 7615 W. Farmington Blvd., in the Shops of Saddle Creek North.

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10:35
GoPro app for iPhone & iPad gets smart editing...

The official GoPro app for iPhone and iPad gets an update today which brings a new smart editing feature to let users create and share clips instantly from within the app. Previously users resorted to third-party apps for similar functionality with GoPro camera hardware.

The new feature will let users instantly create edited versions of their videos that come in at 5, 15, or 30 seconds. You’ll be able to drag the timeline to select what 5, 15, or 30 second portion of your video you want to isolate. Once you’ve selected your clip, you’ll be able to instantly share to Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and other social sharing options available in the app.

The updated app, version 2.9, also receives an “improved camera software update process” and a number of bug fixes and other improvements.

You can grab the updated app for iPhone and...

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10:31
Instagram enhances its Direct messaging feature w/...

After mostly letting it sit stagnant for nearly two years, Instagram is ready to show its Direct messaging feature some love. Instagram Direct, which lets you share photos, videos, and messages privately with other Instagram users, was seen as a play at Snapchat and similar apps when it launched in 2013, but it’s so far experienced limited appeal within the photo sharing app. Now Instagram hopes to change that with new features including message threads, giant emoji, sharing from your timeline, and more.

For its part,...

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10:31
Kool Tools: Swift Publisher 4 for Mac OS X

Belight Software's Swift Publisher 4 for Mac allows users to design various documents that can be published online or printed. Sporting an intuitive interface, powerful page layout, customizable templates and profound text and drawing tools, the app makes it easy to create professional looking flyers, booklets, newsletters, posters, and Facebook/Twitter covers.

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10:30
Monosnap 3.1.2 - Versatile screenshot utility with...

Monosnap lets you capture screenshots, share files, and record video and .gifs!

Capture:

  • Capture full screen, just part of the screen, or a selected window
  • Make your crop area pixel perfect with our 8x magnifier
  • Customize hotkeys
  • Make timed screenshot
  • Record screencasts
  • Highlight details while recording a video

Annotate and Edit:

  • Highlight important details with pen, text, arrows and shapes
  • Hide private information with blur tool
  • Open snapshots in your favorite external editor

Save and share:

  • Login to get free cloud storage space
  • Connect Monosnap to Evernote, Dropbox, CloudApp, Yandex.Disk and Box.com
  • Add your personal FTP, SFTP, WebDAV or S3 server
  • Upload files and images by dropping them to the menubar icon
  • Drag-and-drop right from the editor
  • Use your own FTP,SFTP or WebDAV server...

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10:23
Qualcomm Sics Fire-Breathing Snapdragon on Android...


Qualcomm on Monday announced Snapdragon Smart Protect, a hardware-software product that could make the world a safer place for Android smartphone users. Snapdragon Smart Protect, which will become available with Qualcomm's upcoming Snapdragon 820 processor, will provide real-time, on-device machine learning designed to support accurate and effective detection of zero-day malware threats. Smart Protect is the first application to utilize Qualcomm Zeroth technology.

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10:20
JixiPix introduces RipPix for Mac OS X, Windows, iOS...

JixiPix (www.jixipix.com) has launched a new photo app called RipPix for Mac OS X, Windows, iOS and Android. It applies combinations of texture and tone to photos, then brings focus to the subject in the form of a ripped paper effect.

RipPix lets you create simple collages of friends, blend scenery together, or add focus with cutout objects. It includes 55 worn textures, 34 ages papers, 20 one-touch presets, the ability to replace the foreground photo, the ability to add and remove edges to cut photos, and a Move Image Tool moves and transforms ripped and bordered pieces.

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10:14
Nest introduces third-gen Thermostat with better...

Google's Nest Labs on Tuesday upgraded its signature product, the Thermostat, with features such as a bigger, sharper display, and longer-range automatic wakeup.

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10:00
The Week in Mac Apps: Unclutter brings order to your...

Unclutter brings order to your desktop

In this week’s roundup of new Mac apps, we bring you a way to turn your desktop into an intercom system, tools for uncluttering your desktop, and an old-school Internet chat program.

Acana License Manager 1.2.0

Even though the Mac App Store has made managing the software we buy much easier, having to deal with unlock keys and license files is still a common part of every Mac owner’s life.

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09:58
Apple Watch Could Launch in Austria, Denmark and...

Apple is expected to provide additional details about watchOS 2 at its September 9th media event in San Francisco. Alongside that announcement, a trio of rumors hint towards Apple expanding Apple Watch sales to Austria, Denmark, India and possibly other countries later this month.

Austrian website MacMania claims that the Apple Watch will be available in Austria starting September 15, citing information it received over Facebook Messenger from a reputable source working for an undisclosed large electronics chain in the country. Apple does not have an official retail presence in Denmark.

MacMania reports the Apple Watch will launch in Austria on September 15
Danske Bank, the largest bank in Denmark, also...

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09:11
9to5Toys Last Call: 11-inch MacBook Air $730, 3-ft....

Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: TwitterRSS FeedFacebookGoogle+ and Safari push notifications.

Today’s can’t miss deals:
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Apple 11-inch MacBook Air 1.6GHz/4GB/128GB (newest version):...

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09:00
Get the free eBook for teachers: “Liberating Genius...

Today, in an effort to help globally launch and inspire “Genius Hour” in classrooms all over the world, Angela Maiers and Choose2Matter, Inc. in collaboration with Microsoft are providing teachers with the free, customizable and interactive eBook: “Liberating Genius: The First 20 Days.” This free eBook, authored by Angela Maiers and Mark Moran, guides teachers through the introduction of Genius Hour.

 “Since classrooms began adopting Genius Hour five years ago, I’ve had thousands of educators ask me for advice on the best way to do so. This book contains lesson plans for the first 20 days and also curates the best advice from the vibrant community of passionate educators at the forefront of this movement.”

—Angela Maiers, founder of Choose2Matter

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09:00
Office 365 gives Tastea the freedom to focus

Tastea—an innovative beverage retailer based in Orange County, California—wanted to prepare for expansion while maintaining high levels of quality and service. The company decided that a key to creating a repeatable customer experience across stores was to standardize operations while opening up clearer lines of communication. The company now relies on Office 365 for everything from inventory management to customer service. Tastea believes that it will open more stores and have greater business success with Office 365.

Here’s what Tastea co-founder, Ted Vu, had to say:

“Our ability to quickly expand and open new franchises would not be possible without the turnkey capabilities enabled by Office 365. I keep learning more and more about what I can do with Office 365—it’s been like a shopping spree for me. I just wish I’d switched to Office 365 sooner!”

Watch this video to learn more about how Tastea uses Office 365:

A budding idea

Ted Vu...

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09:00
What’s new: August 2015

August brought new Outlook partner add-ins, new wearable productivity apps, Sway for Windows 10, a new community GitHub project for Office IT Pro Deployment Scripts and a new Snack video showcase for developers. Plus, you can now preview the Skype for Business apps for iOS and Android and real-time coauthoring in OneDrive. There were lots of updates too, including: improvements in Excel 2016 for Mac that make working with external data easier, deeper integration between Office documents and Outlook for iOS, and easier access to OneNote Staff Notebooks for school administrators. Several posts this month give you a close look at the new business analytics features in Excel 2016 and show you what you can do with six new Excel 2016 charts. Leave us a comment to let us know what your favorite new feature is. If you missed last month’s updates, see What’s new: July 2015.

Office 365 Personal,...

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09:00
Back to school with a repurposed MacBook

Image from DCComputerWarehouse.com

Back to school means much more than getting new clothes, notebooks, and a box full of unused Crayola crayons. For a lot of students, it’s time to get a computer of some sort, and what better computer than a MacBook? But for parents on a budget, dropping at least a thousand bucks on a new MacBook is out of the question. Never fear, since it’s pretty easy to take even an old MacBook and update it so it’s a perfect school computer.

The perfect student Mac: A MacBook

A perfect Mac for a young student is a 2007 - 2009 MacBook with an Intel processor. That’s a key point; in order to run recent versions of Mac OS X, you’ll want to make sure that the MacBook has an Intel processor and not a G4 or G5 CPU. Old MacBooks available online from resellers for as little as $180, and usually require very little work and money to bring them up to speed.

Why a MacBook and not an iMac or Mac mini? It all has to do with...

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08:41
LinkedIn revamps messaging experience on iOS with...

LinkedIn, the popular social network for connecting business people, has announced that its messaging experience is getting a serious design overhaul from today. Unlike the previous inbox, messages will no longer follow a traditional email format. Instead, it’s turned towards a messaging app design similar to Facebook Messenger.

LinkedIn has built everything from scratch, from the ground up with a cleaner, streamlined look with a brand new chat-style user interface. You can chat with contacts individually or send group messages, and conversations are organized around the people who are important to you. What’s more, you’ll be able to send documents, images, stickers, emojis and GIFs in your messages.

Starting today, we...

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08:39
Apple's iPad is key to visitor experience at...

The newly opened One World Trade Center Observatory in New York City relies heavily on the iPad for its visitor experience, with Apple's tablet serving as both a virtual tour guide and a payment terminal.

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08:17
Beats president Luke Wood now '100%'...

Shortly after Apple's $3 billion takeover of Beats in 2014, Beats president Luke Wood dropped all attention on Beats Music in favor of the company's flagship Electronics division, according to an interview published on Tuesday.

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07:53
Amazon Prime Video adds offline viewing in iOS update

Amazon has raised the bar for functionality in its streaming video race against Netflix, giving iOS users the ability to download movies and television shows to their devices for offline viewing on their iPhone or iPad.

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07:25
Apple’s rumored original programming push included...

Apple is reportedly looking to create its own movies or TV shows as it tries to make a mark on the streaming video landscape.

Citing unnamed industry sources, Variety reports that Apple has held “preliminary discussions” with Hollywood executives about producing original content. Apple also may have placed an “unprecedented bid” on former Top Gear stars Jeremy Clarkson, James May, and Richard Hammond earlier this year, though they ultimately signed with Amazon last month.

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07:24
External Link: Apple Testing a Move into Original...

Variety reports that Apple may be entertaining the idea of producing its own original content. Several media executives told Variety that they’ve had talks with Apple, and Apple reportedly bid on the new show from the former hosts of Top Gear (Amazon won in the end). Such a move could put Apple at odds with Apple TV mainstays like Netflix and Hulu.

 

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07:17
eFileCabinet announces compatibility with Mac OS X

eFileCabinet, a hosted electronic document management (EDM) solutions provider for small to medium businesses, has announced that SecureDrawer and eFileCabinet Online will be compatible with the Mac platform effective November.

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07:14
Maybe it’s Time for Apple’s Own TV Studio

Netflix wants to be the next HBO, and it looks like Apple may want to be the next Netflix. Apple may be planning on offering its own original content through Apple TV, much like the streaming video service Netflix does today. The idea that Apple may be planning on launching its own exclusive content isn't new, but this is the first time it's come up recently-and it's finally something the iPhone and iPad maker might be able to pull off.


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07:12
Beats President Luke Wood talks Apple acquisition:...

Luke Wood, left, pictured with Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre (photo: Kevin Mazur/Wire)

Beats President Luke Wood, who runs the audio products side of the business, told Mashable that the acquisition was a great fit because the company shared DNA with Apple.

We’re looking at our little audio slice of the world and trying to focus on creating a stellar product experience. I think that’s also the fundamental DNA of everything Steve wanted to accomplish at Apple. By product experience, that includes ID, design, technology, innovation, simplicity. Those are always things that have been fundamental to our DNA, too.

He said that the early days of low-quality digital music resulted in a ‘lost generation’ for premium audio, but that we now live in a very different world … ...

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07:00
AWT goes back to school

It's September, and children everywhere are going back to school. We want to help. All month, we'll be featuring articles on back to school, from hardware and software recommendations, to reviews, best practices and more. We're looking forward to it, so watch this space. 

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06:55
Alfred 2.7.2 - Quick launcher for apps and more. (...

Alfred is an award-winning productivity application for OS X. Alfred saves you time when you search for files online or on your Mac. Be more productive with hotkeys, keywords, and file actions at your fingertips.

Loads of app-launching, file-searching goodness - free for you to download and use with no strings attached. Alfred is the ultimate productivity tool for your Mac. Get it and see for yourself.

Get the Powerpack. Discover the Powerpack, a set of incredibly powerful features, built on top of the robust core of Alfred and integrated with OS X.

  • Single license: 15 pounds (GBP) for single user
  • Family license: 25 pounds (GBP) for 5 users under one roof
  • Mega Supporter: 30 pounds (GBP) Single User with Free Lifetime Upgrades



Version 2.7.2: Improvements

  • Significantly improve Alfred's focusing behaviour, not taking active from the currently focused app. This improves a...

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06:45
Amazon Prime Video now offers downloads for offline...

Amazon’s Prime Video streaming service previously only allowed users of Amazon’s own Fire-branded Android devices to download content for offline viewing, but today the company announced it’s expanding that privilege to all iOS and Android users.

Users will be able to download both TVs and movies (Amazon didn’t mention if there are any restrictions), and the feature is available through the Amazon Video app available for both iPhone and iPads.

Amazon makes a point of noting in its press release that this move gives it one up on competitive services like Netflix: “Amazon Video is the only online subscription streaming video service that enables...

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06:43
Seagate develops world’s highest density mobile hard...

Seagate Technology (www.seagate.com) says it's achieved a major milestone in areal density with a new hard disk that can offer as much as 2TB of capacity in a slim 7mm package.

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06:30
New home for Apple Music exec Ian Rogers is French...

Former Apple Music executive Ian Rogers is reportedly headed to a new role at French luxury multinational LVMH -- a firm with which Apple has some connections.

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06:29
WaterField Designs unveils the Cosmzo 2.0 laptop...

WaterField Designs (www.sfbags.com) has announced the Cozmo 2.0, an all-leather laptop briefcase.

You can stow your laptop in the padded laptop compartment and have plenty of room for lots more gear. The Cozmo’s naturally-tanned, distressed, full-grain leather—sourced from a US Tannery—is soft and luxurious, says Gary Waterfield, owner of WaterField Designs. A deep outside front pocket secures shut with a leather tab and classic metal screw stud.

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06:16
Apple's Ian Rogers Departed for LVMH &...

Last week we reported that former beats CEO left Apple abruptly. Today we learn where Rogers ended-up and it may not be as unrelated as was reported.

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06:16
Apple granted patent for location-based ticket books...

Your iPhone and iPad may one day alert you to special offers at stores you're visiting or are near. The company has been granted a patent (number 9,125,014) for "location-based ticket books." It most likely involves the Wallet app in iOS 9 that's replacing the current Passbook app.

According to the patent, an iOS device can present a virtual ticket to a service provider based on a location of the device. The device can receive a virtual ticket for accessing a service from a service provider. The virtual ticket can be associated with a signal source. The signal source can be pre-programmed to broadcast a beacon signal that includes an identifier identifying the signal source. 



The signal source can be placed at a venue where the service is available. The mobile device, upon arriving at the venue, can detect the beacon signal from the signal source. In response, the iPhone...

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06:08
External Link: NFL Game Pass Comes to Apple TV

The Apple TV’s NFL Now app has been updated to add support for the new NFL Pass service. A one-year subscription to NFL Pass costs $99.99 per year, and offers full video of all games after they air, as well as live streams of out-of-market preseason games. Unfortunately, it doesn’t offer live streaming of regular season or playoff games.

 

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06:01
Future iMacs may have more glass in their design and...

Future iMacs may sport glass in the rear as well as for a display cover. They may also sport illuminated, wireless keyboards like those on Mac laptops.

Apple has filed for a patent (number 9,125,298) with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office for "fused glass device housings" that may be used to cover a display and other internal electronic device components. Jony Ive, Apple's design guru, is listed as one of the inventors.

In the patent filing, Apple doesn't say why replacing aluminum on devices such as iMacs would be desirable (perhaps it's just cooler looking). However, the company says that the use of glass should be used with care so as not to add extra size or weight to the device. The patent could also refer to a Thunderbolt Display, which is way overdue for a 5K upgrade.



Patent 9,123,485 is for a backlit keyboard assembly. A keycap assembly is mounted into...

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06:01
Review: Adonit’s new Jot Dash finally makes digital...

I keep a box with around 20 iPad styluses next to my desk, so every time a new stylus arrives, I can easily compare it against its predecessors and rivals. There hasn’t been much functional innovation in the category for a couple of years, but stylus form factors, batteries, and buttons have changed, generally getting simpler and smaller after each generation. Even so, Adonit’s new Jot Dash ($50) surprised me. It comes less than 6 months after the release of Jot Script 2 (reviewed here), but looks and feels a lot different from its predecessor. Jot Script 2 costs $25...

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06:00
ICYMI: X-ray pill, space-controlled earth rover and...

Today on In Case You Missed It: A new X-ray pill to check for colon cancer is about to enter human trials in the EU and colons everywhere are probably grateful. The European Space Agency is going to control a rover on earth via astronaut on the Int...

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06:00
The 'Nuyu' wants to be your digital...

Health o Meter announced on Tuesday the launch of its new Nuyu line of health tracking devices and an associated mobile app. The system relies equally on the Nuyu Activity Monitor, which tracks steps, calories, distance and sleep; and connects with...

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06:00
Nest Thermostat gets a larger display that's...

After updating its smoke detector and camera, Nest has finally decided to update the device that made the company famous; its Thermostat. The new smart controller has a slightly thinner profile, larger and higher-resolution display and will now ale...

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05:57
Former Beats 1 head Ian Rogers joining the French...

It was a surprise to learn last week that Apple Music exec and Beats 1 head Ian Rogers was leaving Apple just two months after the launch of the company’s streaming music service. What’s equally surprising is where he’s going: Re/code reports that he is joining French luxury giant LVMH.

Rogers will leave California and move to Paris, where he will be chief digital officer at LVMH, the holding company...

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05:43
iPhones, iPads and Macs may soon serve as smoke...

Future iPhones, iPads and Macs may serve as smoke detectors to provide security for homes and offices. Apple has filed for a patent (number 9,123,221) with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office for "wireless device networks with smoke detection capabilities."

According to the patent filing, and iOS or OS X device may use a built-in smoke detector may use the smoke detector to monitor for the presence of smoke. If it detects smoke, the iPhone, iPad or Mac could issue an alert or take other "suitable action."



For example, the iOS or OS X device could transmit alerts to nearby electronic devices and to remote electronic devices such as electronic devices at emergency services facilities. Alerts could contain maps and graphical representations of buildings in which smoke has been detected. 

What's more, motion detectors and other...

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05:40
Apple Granted 4 Design Patents Covering Control...

Apple was granted 4 design patents today covering the Genius Bar Display System that is found in all Apple Stores along with two iPhone user interfaces representing Control Center and FaceTime.

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05:39
Land Rover's 'Transparent Trailer'...

Land Rover doesn't see why towing a caravan or horse box should get in the way of rear visibility. The luxury SUV-maker has created a concept system that shows drivers what's behind them as if the rear-window is free from obstructions. The idea is...

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05:28
NetMarketShare: Mac OS X, iOS both dip in market...

According to the latest market share survey from NetMarketShare, the market share for Mac OS X and iOS both dipped in August.

According to the report, among desktop operating systems, Mac OS X had 7.53% of the global market share in August compared to 7.67% in July (that’s global market share; in the US it’s over 12%). The all-time high for OS X was in October 2013 when it had 7.73%. Windows remains dominant with 90.84% as of August. That's up from 90.65% in July.



iOS had 40.82% of the mobile operating system market share in August, down from 41.55% in July. This compares to 52.14% for Android, 2.60% for Windows Phone, 1.72% for Java ME, and 1.38% for Symbian,. Android was up from 51.12% in July. The all-time high for iOS was in July 2012 with 65.94%.

NetMarketShares’...

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05:14
Apple Pay transaction limit jumps to 30 pounds in UK

The amount of stuff you can buy with Apple Pay in the UK without entering a PIN or signature has grown to 30 pounds, wherein it had previously been 20 pounds.

That’s kind of like getting an expanded allowance.

The UK Cards Association, a national credit card payments industry group, raised the upper limit for contactless payments to 30 pounds on Tuesday local time, a change that also affects smartphone-based systems like Apple Pay. Previously, Apple Pay users were constrained to the UK’s contactless payment transaction limit of 20 pounds.

The higher limit comes in recognition of the widening adoption and use of touchless payment systems as well as an extremely low...

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05:03
‘Next generation’ Apple Store redesigns to start...

A planning permission meeting for a new Apple Store in Memphis has seemingly revealed more information about Apple’s plans for its retail stores. According to the Apple representative, the Memphis project represents one of the first ‘next generation’ Apple Store designs that Apple is rolling out around the world, starting in the fall. The Memphis store will be part of the first rollout of the new look stores in the US.

So what does the ‘next generation’ Apple Store look like?

According to the account at the Germantown Commission, the new store designs include large glass...

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04:59
New work life conference announced for FileMaker...

The Find Your Moose conference (https://findyourmoose.com/), a work/life conference for FileMaker developers and consultants will be held Oct. 28-29, in downtown Chicago. Attendees who register by Aug. 31 will receive an "early bird" discount that saves US$100 on the usual conference fee.

The conference is hosted by Elusive Moose, an organization led by FileMaker developers Molly Thorsen Connolly and Jason Mundok. They designed the conference "to help independent consultants and owners of consulting firms find the balance required to enjoy life as successful entrepreneurs."

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04:58
Apple Granted 38 Patents Today Covering Advanced...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 38 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. Yesterday we reported on the new Apple-Cisco Partnership for the enterprise that includes Cisco's famous tools such as Cisco Telepresence and WebEx video conferencing for meetings. Apple was granted a high level patent on enterprise level video conferencing ...

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04:52
KeyRaider malware steals credential information for...

The bad news is that more than 225,000 Apple IDs and passwords were taken from assorted iPhones via a chunk of malware dubbed “KeyRaider”, which can also remotely lock iOS devices in order to hold them to ransom.

The good news is that this only occurred with jailbroken iOS devices and probably didn’t happen to you.

According to reports, the KeyRaider software will hijack app purchase requests, download stolen accounts or purchase receipts from the C2 server, then emulate the iTunes protocol to log in to Apple’s server and purchase apps or other items requested by users. The tweaks have been downloaded over 20,000 times, which suggests around 20,...

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04:46
Glass-backed iMacs a future possibility as Apple...

Apple could be considering not just a return to glass-backed iPhones, but even replacing the aluminum backs of iMacs and monitors with glass at some stage, reveals a newly-granted patent published today. One of the illustrations appears to show an iMac-style device, while others show something looking like an iPhone (below) … 

A return to glass-backed iPhones, anyone?

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04:44
The latest iOS apps for Sept. 1

Here are some of the latest apps available at the Apple App Store for the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and/or Apple Watch.

Andrew Kaz has introduced TurnTable, which provides a new graphical interface for music. The app lets you scroll through a quilt of albums, flick through full-screen Records, and scroll through charts of Artists, and their discographies. Tap an Album, and it's just like an album; the track titles "printed" right on full-screen album art. TurnTable is being offered for US$2.99 for a limited time.

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04:19
Production printer market grows in the second quarter

The worldwide production print market enjoyed 9.4% year-over-year growth in unit shipments in the second quarter of 2015 (2Q15), according to new data from IDC.

According to the research group, shipments grew to approximately 9,279 units (printers and MFPs) and shipment value increased 6.0% to nearly US$1.1 billion in the same time period. All of IDC's regional markets saw positive year-over-year unit growth in the production print space. Key contributors to the worldwide growth were Latin America (32.7%), Middle East & Africa (30.7%), and Western Europe (19.7%).

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04:12
Kool Tools: WD Black hard drives

WD's Black line of hard drives have always been great devices. Now they're even better as they're available in up-to-6TB models.

The 3.5-inch, 7200 RPM drive is an excellent solution for gamers and professionals in need of high-performance desktop systems and workstations. WD Black hard drives combine 7200 RPM spin speed, 128 MB cache, dual stage actuator technology, SATA 6 gigabits per second (Gb/s) interface, and an integrated dual processor. The WD Black 6TB is up to 29% faster than the previous WD Black 4TB version in maximum data rate throughput and 10% faster in PCMark Vantage.

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04:04
iOS jailbreak malware stole 225,000 Apple IDs across...

Researchers from Palo Alto Networks have discovered that a piece of iOS malware successfully stole more than 225,000 Apple IDs and passwords from jailbroken phones, using them to make purchases from the official App Store. The malware, dubbed KeyRaider, also has the ability to remotely lock jailbroken iOS devices in order to hold them to ransom.

These two tweaks will hijack app purchase requests, download stolen accounts or purchase receipts from the C2 server, then emulate the iTunes...

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03:45
Internet Explorer 5: Little features trampled...

Getting a vintage Mac to talk to the Internet at all can be something of a challenge, but even once you’ve wrestled the right cables from your special drawer of junk and battled valiantly with arcane TCP/IP control panels—pausing only to give decades-ago you a collegiate nod of respect for having ever figured this stuff out—you’re suddenly confronted with the sad truth that most of today’s web is functionally useless on old browsers. 

Ostensibly, of course, this shouldn’t be the case. The web is one of the most standardized things around—yes, I said it—and since HTML is a clear and robust agreed-on subset of these standards, in theory everything should be clean and accessible. 

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02:47
UK Apple Pay users can now spend up to £30 in one...

Users of Apple Pay in the UK can now spend an extra £10 per contactless transaction, bringing the limit up to a total of £30, thanks to new contactless policy. Until today, the maximum spend on almost all Apple Pay transactions was £20. The £30 total now exceeds the average cost of a supermarket trip making it possible for UK Apple users to take advantage of Apple Pay at more places.

Whilst the £30 limit applies to almost all UK merchants and retailers today, in the future there will be no transaction limit at all as payment terminals adopt newer standards that allow the fingerprint ID to be used as an additional...

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02:42
Microsoft Remote Desktop 8.0.19 - Connect to Windows...

With Microsoft Remote Desktop, you can connect to a remote PC and your work resources from almost anywhere. Experience the power of Windows with RemoteFX in a Remote Desktop client designed to help you get your work done wherever you are.

Features

  • Access to remote resources through the Remote Desktop Gateway
  • Secure connection to your data and applications with breakthrough Network Layer Authentication (NLA) technology
  • Simple management of all remote connections from the connection center
  • High quality video and sound streaming with improved compression and bandwidth usage
  • Easy connection to multiple monitors or projectors for presentations
  • Print from Windows applications to any printer configured on your Mac
  • Access local files on your Mac from your Windows applications



Version 8.0.19:

  • Connection issues using TLS 1.2 fixed
  • Fixed issues where an...

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02:36
Apple Granted a Patent for Fused Glass Housings for...

The US Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 38 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover Apple's invention relating to fused glass device housings. As noted in cover graphic, the process could possibly cover a future Apple TV and/or a future iMac replacing today's long standing aluminum finish.

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Monday August 31

23:30
Apple patents smart smoke detection system for iPhone

According to a patent granted to Apple on Tuesday, iPhones, iPads and other branded equipment could one day sport onboard smoke detection hardware to alert users, and interested parties, of a potentially dangerous situation.

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22:54
Barcelona's game against Manchester City

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20:17
Apple Reportedly Looking to Create Original Netflix-...

Tonight we learn that Apple may actually be considering a direct run a Netflix and Amazon Prime by creating their own original content for Apple TV.

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19:23
Apple Pay transaction limit increased to 30 pounds...

As promised when Apple Pay launched in the UK earlier this year, iPhone and Watch owners can now make touchless payments of up to 30 pounds without entering in a PIN number or signature.

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18:09
Google promises to dramatically shrink 4K bandwidth...

Google is working on a new open-source video codec, VP10, that should shrink the amount of bandwidth required for 4K video to half that of VP9, and a quarter of Apple's current preferred compression format, H.264.

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17:52
New Android-x86 Release Peppered With Problems


The latest Android-x86 Project release takes us one step closer to using the Android OS on a desktop or laptop computer. However, the project suffers from stability and reliability issues. If you want one Linux-based OS to run on all of your devices, Android-x86 could become a viable alternative. The major advantage to running Android on all of your devices would be keeping all of your settings, apps and Google services on an equal footing. That is not happening yet, however.

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17:34
The world’s first wearable games studio

Runeblade is a Fantasy Adventure Game tailored for Apple Watch. Stop the ancient evil threatening your world. Sharpen your blade, prepare your spells and secure your armour to fight the rising darkness!

This should be interesting.

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17:34
Apple could be considering original TV programming;...

Apple is exploring the possibility of getting into the original programming business, claims Variety.  It's certainly  an idea that’s worth mulling over.

Here's Variety's take: "The scale of Apple’s ambitions vary depending on whom is asked, but one high-level executive who talked with the company said the goal is to create development and production divisions that would churn out long-form content to stream in a bid to compete with Netflix. Apple is hoping to put a headhunting firm on those hires in the coming months, according to source, with the goal of being in operation next year. Unknown is whether the focus is on TV series, movies–or both."

This is not the first time talk of original Apple programming has popped up. In a Seeking Alpha op-ed in April, author Steve Mallas...

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17:19
Apple eyes move into original video programming,...

A report citing high-ranking executives within the entertainment industry claims Apple is looking to create in-house movie or TV programming, suggesting the company is headed down a path forged by the likes of Netflix and Hulu.

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17:09
Apple Reportedly Exploring Producing Original TV...

Apple has been having early discussions with Hollywood executives about producing original video programming in a bid to potentially compete against companies like Netflix, Amazon and Hulu, according to a new report from Variety.

Sources indicate the Cupertino, Calif. colossus has held preliminary conversations in recent weeks with executives in Hollywood to suss out their interest in spearheading efforts to produce entertainment content. The unit putting out the feelers reports into Eddy Cue, who is Apple’s point man on all content-related matters, from its negotiations with programmers for Apple TV to its recent faceoff with Taylor Swift.It's currently unclear how large Apple's ambitions and commitment to producing original video content are, as sources have told Variety contradictory things about the Cupertino company's plans. One...

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16:39
∞ Five Finger Death Punch: Bad Company

Great version of a classic song.

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16:38
Tidal Accuses Apple of Blocking Drake Benefit Stream...

Dueling narratives have taken shape around Drake's appearance at a benefit for victims of the Katrina hurricane disaster of 2005. Tidal claimed Apple prevented it from streaming Drake's performance, but Drake's management said that's not the case. As with most things, the truth most likely lies in the vast middle ground, and Bryan Chaffin offers his thoughts on what really happened.


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16:36
Apple reportedly preparing in-house video...

According to a new report out of Variety, Apple is looking to enter the TV and movie production industry in a way similar to how Netflix has recently done. The report claims that Apple has been looking to hire both actors and directors to create production divisions that would produce exclusive long-form content in-house.

Specific details regarding the idea are unclear at this point as it appears to still be in the early stages of development. Apple could potentially charge a monthly subscription price for access to its in-house content, or it could sell it ala-carte like it...

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16:35
Apple Partners With Cisco To Boost Enterprise...

An anonymous reader writes: Apple and Cisco announced a partnership aimed at helping Apple's devices work better for businesses. Cisco will provide services specially optimized for iOS devices across mobile, cloud, and on premises-based collaboration tools such as Cisco Spark, Cisco Telepresence and Cisco WebEx, the companies said in a statement. "What makes this new partnership unique is that our engineering teams are innovating together to build joint solutions that our sales teams and partners will take jointly to our customers," Cisco Chief Executive Chuck Robbins said in a blog post.


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15:40
Samsung's Gear S2 smartwatch features circular...

In its latest attempt to jumpstart lukewarm smartwatch sales, Samsung on Monday announced a new platform called Gear S2 that merges a round face made popular by Motorola's Moto 360 and a rotating bezel control reminiscent of Apple Watch's Digital Crown.

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15:37
Prior to the Official Launch of Samsung's new...

Samsung Electronics today announced the Samsung Gear S2 Smartwatch, the company’s latest offering in the wearables category.

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15:13
T-Mobile cracking down on LTE tethered data abusers

Here’s what’s happening: when customers buy our unlimited 4G LTE plan for their smartphones we include a fixed amount of LTE to be used for tethering (using the “Smartphone Mobile HotSpot” feature), at no extra cost, for the occasions when broadband may not be convenient or available. If customers hit that high-speed tethering limit, those tethering speeds slow down. If a customer needs more LTE tethering, they can add-on more. Simple.

However, these violators are going out of their way with all kinds of workarounds to steal more LTE tethered data.

Sounds fair to me.

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15:08
Android Wear on iOS: Setup and first impressions [...

Android Wear finally has iOS support after Google pushed its iPhone-compatible software to the App Store. This means that Android has beaten Apple Watch to the cross-platform game. Or, at least it would, if iOS didn’t restrict it to a state of almost uselessness. The only device officially supported is the LG Watch Urbane although — as we previously revealed — the older generation Android Wear watches do work. I got it set up with my Moto 360, and have been mostly disappointed by my experience so far.

My...

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15:01
T-Mobile cracks down on subscribers 'stealing...

Beginning on Monday, T-Mobile USA will start taking action against people spoofing the carrier's network to "steal" unlimited tethering data, according to a blog post by CEO John Legere.

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15:00
Sports apparel designer gears up for mobile...

Dakine, maker of accessories and apparel for action sports, needed new business technology that matched the expectations of its mobile workforce—and chose Microsoft Office 365. Today, Dakine employees use the cloud-based communication and collaboration services to stay connected with the business, driving productivity while minimizing IT infrastructure costs.

Here’s what Nic Richards, IT manager at Dakine, had to say:

“As the global IT Manager, I need to be able to react quickly from wherever I am, be it on the slopes, the trails or the beach. Microsoft Office 365 cloud-based services give me that flexibility. We have reduced the average time to answer a customer query by 30 percent. Before Office 365, it could take one or two days to equip a new employee with email—now I’m done in just five minutes.”

It’s a crisp, clear day on the slopes of Mt. Hood Meadows and Nic Richards is “shredding pow.” Snowboarding on powder may not sound like work, but in a...

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14:54
Former Apple sapphire supplier GT Advanced to cut 40...

Nearly a year ago, Apple’s sapphire supplier GT Advanced Tech announced that it was filing for bankruptcy under Chapter 11, with the company parting ways with Apple as part of the restructuring. Today, The Wall Street Journal reports that GT Advanced Tech will be reducing its workforce by another 40 percent in an effort to further cut costs.

GT Advanced Technologies already laid off around 700 workers when it initially announced its plans to file for bankruptcy. While it’s unclear how many people will be getting laid off in this wave of cuts, the company...

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14:53
Early reviews of Google’s OnHub router aren’t good

Glenn Fleishman has a look at some of the early reviews, which don’t seem that good.

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14:45
AWT News Update: August 31, 2015

Short and sweet news blast from the AWT News Update:

  • Android Wear smartwatches are now compatible with iPhones... at least ONE, that is
  • OS X El Capitan beta version 8 ships to developers (and public beta version 6 goes to the rest of the beta testers)
  • Apple Camp will now become a year-round educational fun spot for kids
  • The University of Oklahoma becomes the first university to go campus-wide with Apple Pay

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Hi, I’m Steve Sande from Apple World Today, and this is the AWT News Update for August 30, 2015.

You know those Android Wear smartwatches you don’t hear about? Well, they now work with your iPhone 5, 5c, 5s, 6 or 6 Plus running any version of iOS...

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14:41
Apple, Cisco partner on enterprise venture

Apple and Cisco have nnounced a partnership to create a "fast lane" for iOS business users by optimizing Cisco networks for iOS devices and apps, integrating the iPhone with Cisco enterprise environments and providing unique collaboration the on iPhone and iPad.

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14:38
Samsung Announces Round 'Gear S2' Smart...

Samsung today unveiled its newest smart watch, the Samsung Gear S2, which is the company's first watch that includes a round display instead of one that's square or rectangular.

Positioned as Samsung's seventh smart watch release, the Gear S2 comes in three varieties: Classic, standard, and 3G. The Classic version includes a black case with a black leather band, while the standard version includes a dark gray case with a matching rubber band or a silver case with a white rubber band. According to Samsung, the Classic model is for users "who prefer a more timeless watch design," while the standard model is "ideal for those who are on-the-go and have an admiration for minimal and modern design."

The third model, the 3G Gear S2, features the same design as the standard model but includes a 3G radio to connect to 3G cellular networks. With...

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13:54
NFL Game Pass comes to Apple TV with updated app

With the 2015 NFL campaign set to kick off, Apple on Monday pushed an update to the league's Apple TV app that adds access to live streaming via Game Pass alongside a new design.

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13:15
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for Meetings leverages the iPad’s larger screen and drag-and-drop to take a fresh approach at representing and editing information: Select content by swiping down the side of the page to effortlessly move, copy, delete, or indent using simple gestures. Visualize attendees around a table and drag to connect them to content or mark them as an apology or absent. Update multiple lines with a single tap. Import meetings from the calendar or use an existing meeting as a template.

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13:06
Minneapolis Breweries and Distilleries List

I noticed a page go up on JAMF Nation inviting people to setup their own birds of a feather/mini-events. As with many cities, one of the things that’s great about Minneapolis is the vibrant craft brew movement here. So, I decided to build a list, with contact information and the distance to the Guthrie. Happy times setting up events. Or if you visit in the future, hope you find it useful! The list is available here.

 

Eventually I’ll try and write up a description of each. I omitted any place that isn’t actually a brewery, but there are some really great tap rooms as well!

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13:04
Apple gives new look at Campus 2 construction...

In an updated aerial photo published today, Apple gives us our latest look at construction progress on its new ‘Campus 2’ building in Cupertino.

In the photo, we get a closer look at new developments on the main building, as well as the surrounding campus including a planned 1,000 seat auditorium, 300,000 square foot R&D facilities, a parking structure and other buildings separate from the main circular structure. The photos were published to the City of Cupertino’s webpage tracking progress and road closures on the project for the public.

Apple hasn’t updated its planned general project schedule on the City of Cupertino’s website and still plans to complete building construction on Campus 2 by the end of 2016 when it can begin...

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12:24
Apple continues its enterprise push with Cisco...

Apple continues to beef up its enterprise presence. The Cupertino, California-based company and Cisco are teaming up to create a "fast lane" for iOS business users by optimizing Cisco networks for iOS devices and apps, integrating the iPhone with Cisco enterprise environments and providing collaboration on iPhones and iPads. iOS devices will communication using Cisco's networking hardware, which is ubiquitous at several enterprises and institutions.

The partnership will allow a "seamless experience" between iOS devices and desk phones in environments featuring Cisco voice/video hardware, according to Cisco Executive Chairman John Chambers. With Apple's support, Cisco will deliver experiences specially optimized for iOS across mobile, cloud, and premises-based collaboration tools such as Cisco Spark, Cisco Telepresence and Cisco WebEx in order to deliver seamless team collaboration and reinvent the meeting experience, he adds.

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12:02
Apple TV gets updated NFL channel

The Apple TV’s existing NFL Now channel was today revamped, changing the name to “NFL” and adding support for Game Pass subscriptions. Through the updated channel, NFL fans who have a Game Pass subscription can watch on-demand NFL games and live out-of-market preseason games on the Apple TV for the first time.

Lovely.

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12:01
iOS 9 content blocking extensions explained

Earlier today, we posted Jean-Louis Gassee’s take on ad blocking and the bleak future for content publishers. Rene Ritchie put together this primer on iOS 9 content blocking that fills in a lot of the blanks on the whole mechanism.

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11:59
Apple partners with Cisco in Enterprise

Apple and Cisco today announced a partnership to create a fast lane for iOS business users by optimizing Cisco networks for iOS devices and apps, integrating iPhone with Cisco enterprise environments and providing unique collaboration on iPhone and iPad.

“iOS is the world’s best mobile platform, and nearly every Fortune 500 and Global 500 company today has put iOS at the center of their mobile strategy,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “iPhone and iPad have become essential tools for the modern workforce and are changing the way work gets done. Together with Cisco, we believe we can give businesses the tools to maximize the potential of iOS and help employees become even more productive using the devices they already love.”

Apple is serious about the Enterprise market, or at least making sure enterprise customers have access to everything they need. Good move by Apple.

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11:53
AKG BX 20 reverb from Universal Audio

Introduced in the late 1960s, the AKG BX 20 reverb was a high-water mark for AKG’s esteemed engineers. An ingenious assembly of mechanical and electronic componentry, the BX 20 offered the glorious depth and color of spring reverb without any of the limitations.

This is so nice—listen to the audio samples on the page. Another great plug-in from Universal Audio.

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11:51
Apple TV Gains Updated NFL Channel With Game Pass...

The Apple TV's existing NFL Now channel was today revamped, changing the name to "NFL" and adding support for Game Pass subscriptions. Through the updated channel, NFL fans who have a Game Pass subscription can watch on-demand NFL games and live out-of-market preseason games on the Apple TV for the first time.

In late July, the NFL did away with its existing NFL Game Rewind program, which previously gave customers in the United States access to on-demand NFL games after they aired on broadcast television. Game Rewind was replaced with Game Pass, with access being added to the Apple TV and the NFL Mobile app on the iPhone and the iPad.

The prior NFL Now channel that was on the Apple TV was limited to historic videos, breaking news, and game highlights rather than complete games as the NFL's contracts with television providers have previously prevented it from showing full game content on the...

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11:50
News: Malware steals 225,000+ Apple account logins...

Malware has stolen login credentials for more than 225,000 Apple accounts from jailbroken iPhones, according to network security company Palo Alto Networks. The malware, now named “KeyRaider,” is distributed through Cydia repositories in China — Cydia is an (obviously) unofficial App Store alternative for jailbroken devices. Users in 18 countries are said to be affected, with Palo Alto Networks claiming, “We believe this to be…

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11:47
Amplified: Rabbit Ears

Jim and Dan talk about self driving cars, the Apple Watch, cutting the cord, the iPad Pro, and more.

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11:46
Google’s OnHub Router Gets Rough Treatment in Early...

Several news outlets received review units of Google’s new Wi-Fi router, the OnHub. On the whole, they say that it has inconsistent signal coverage issues, a touted interference-avoidance feature isn’t reliable, and some hardware elements aren’t yet activated.

 

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11:43
Apple and Cisco Partnership Designed to Optimize...

Today both Apple and Cisco have published press releases about their new partnership that will deliver a Fast Lane for iOS Enterprise Users by optimizing Cisco networks for iOS apps and devices such as the iPhone and iPad.

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11:43
AmpliTube Mesa/Boogie

AmpliTube MESA/Boogie is the most comprehensive collection of officially licensed MESA/Boogie virtual guitar amps and cabinets on the market. Now you can plug in and experience legendary tone wherever your computer can take you: You get everything from the violin-like sustain of the Mark series to the aggressive, huge crunch and searing gain of the Rectifier series.

IK Multimedia has done a great job in bringing some of world’s best amps to its application. I’m looking forward to trying this out.

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11:35
University of Oklahoma Becomes First School to...

As of this week, the University of Oklahoma will begin accepting Apple Pay across its entire campus, becoming the first university to widely embrace Apple Pay. Students attending the University of Oklahoma can use Apple Pay at any of the campus's 400 point-of-service locations, including bookstores, restaurants, and more.Starting this week, Sooners are now able to pay for items at any one of OU's 400 point-of-service locations -- everywhere from Couch Restaurants to the One University Store and the OU Bookstore. That's right: Buying textbooks, technology and food on campus has never been easier -- or more techy.In a quirky post announcing Apple Pay, the university created a list of reasons why "having Apple Pay campus wide is so awesome," ranging from being able to pay without a wallet to the security of...

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11:35
Reinvent Productivity webcast series

Join us for a virtual event series live from a Microsoft Technology Center to learn how to empower your employees and organization with tools from Office 365.

With the industry’s most advanced productivity suiteOffice 365—Microsoft is focused on reinventing productivity to help you become more productive, mobile, collaborative and intelligent without sacrificing trust or security. We are making weekly, monthly and quarterly updates to all parts of the cloud service, ensuring your users have “the right tool” at “the right time.” As a result of the continued enhancement of our productivity suite, we’ve built a four-part webcast series delivered from Microsoft Subject Experts live from a Microsoft Technology Center to keep you informed on the latest capabilities you can bring your...

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11:32
Apple TV May Finally Grab the Spotlight


The next version of the Apple TV set-top box could be ready for prime time in October, priced at either $149 or $199, based on rumors circulating Monday. The current version goes for $99. With the higher price could come a seriously upgraded device: The new -- and apparently quite improved -- Apple TV reportedly will feature an A8 processor, flash storage support upwards of 32 GB, and 1 GB of RAM. It will include support for Siri, a new touchscreen remote control, and a new and more intuitive interface.

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11:30
News: Apple announces partnership with Cisco for iOS...

Apple has announced a partnership with Cisco to “create a fast lane for iOS business users by optimizing Cisco networks for iOS devices and apps.” In addition to optimizing Cisco networks and iOS devices to work together, the two companies are also focused on make iPhone more collaborative with Cisco’s “voice and video environments” to make a “seamless experience” between a user’s iPhone and desk phone.…

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11:18
Apple and Cisco Team Up for iOS Enterprise '...

Apple today sent out a press release announcing a new partnership with Cisco, which will see the two companies teaming up to create a "fast lane" for iOS business users through the optimization of Cisco networks for iOS devices and apps. The partnership will allow iOS devices to work more efficiently in workplaces that use Cisco technology.

iOS is the world's best mobile platform, and nearly every Fortune 500 and Global 500 company today has put iOS at the center of their mobile strategy," said Tim Cook, Apple's CEO. "iPhone and iPad have become essential tools for the modern workforce and are changing the way work gets done. Together with Cisco, we believe we can give businesses the tools to maximize the potential of iOS and help employees become even more productive using the devices they already love."Through the partnership, iOS devices and...

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11:10
Apple releases eighth beta of El Capitan for...

Apple has made available the seventh beta of Mac OS X El Capitan to developers for testing purposes. It's available through the Software Update section of the Mac App Store and through the Apple Developer Center (https://developer.apple.com).

The new beta focuses on performance enhancements not new features. OS X 10.11 El Capitan is currently available to both registered developers and public beta testers. Apple plans to release El Capitan to the public in the fall.

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11:10
News: Report: New Apple TV to support Bluetooth...

Anticipation is building for Apple’s new, feature-packed Apple TV, and the new set-top box will also feature Bluetooth controller support, according to 9to5Mac. Apple TV will support certain third-party Bluetooth controllers, in addition to coming with its own motion sensitive remote that can be used as a game controller. We’ve been expecting such capabilities to be included in a new Apple TV for a few years now. The new set-top box will…

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11:09
TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 31...

Notable software releases this week include VMware Fusion 8.0 and Fusion 8.0 Pro and PopChar X 7.2.

 

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11:09
ExtraBITS for 31 August 2015

In this week’s collection of ExtraBITS links, Adam Engst discusses the mythical Apple Car with The Tech Night Owl, Apple plans to show off something new on September 9th, Best Buy and Apple get chummier, and Joe Kissell identifies the best online backup service.

 

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11:08
Apple Sued for a Memory Accessing Feature found in...

Apple is being sued for a memory accessing feature found in both the iPhone & iPad. The company suing Apple has filed similar cases against LG, Sony, HTC, Amazon and others.

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11:01
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11:00
Raspberry Pi and rPlay: A cheap and fun way to do...

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Perhaps you'd like to mirror your iPad or iPhone screen on your 60-inch HDTV, but you don't want to buy an Apple TV right now because a new one is just around the corner. If you already have one of those $35 all-purpose tiny computing devices called a Raspberry Pi, you're in luck. 

Edyboy12 over at Instructables has written some simple instructions on how to turn your Raspberry Pi into a "receiver" for AirPlay. If you already own a Raspberry Pi, then you're about 90 percent of the way there -- all you need to do is download and install the rPlay app, enter a license key, and then reboot the RPi. It shows up as "rPlay" on your list of AirPlay devices. 

If you don't have a Raspberry Pi, they're available from Amazon (affiliate link) and other sources in kits with a Wi-Fi dongle and pre...

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10:37
Malware infecting jailbroken iPhones stole 225,000...

A newly discovered malware family that preys on jailbroken iPhones has collected login credentials for more than 225,000 Apple accounts, making it one of the largest Apple account compromises to be caused by malware.

KeyRaider, as the malware family has been dubbed, is distributed through a third-party repository of Cydia, which markets itself as an alternative to Apple's official App Store. Malicious code surreptitiously included with Cydia apps is creating problems for people in China and at least 17 other countries, including France, Russia, Japan, and the UK. Not only has it pilfered account data for 225,941 Apple accounts, it has also disabled some infected phones until users pay a ransom, and it has made unauthorized charges against some victims' accounts.

Researchers with Palo Alto Networks worked with members of the Chinese iPhone community Weiphone after members found the unauthorized charges...

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10:37
Apple releases OS X El Capitan Public Beta 6

Got a new item for your Monday morning to-do list: Upgrade your public beta installation of OS X El Capitan. Apple has just released Public Beta 6, though the release notes don't say anything about what is included in the update.

For folks already running the El Cap beta, you can update the OS through the App Store.

You must be part of the Apple Beta Software Program to install the beta. If you sign up, know that you're using beta software and you may encounter bugs and problems with your apps and hardware. You should provide feedback while using the beta.

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10:34
Alcaraz Research: the next gen Apple TV could rival...

The smart money says a next generation Apple TV will be announced at Apple's Sept. 9 media event. In a Seeking Alpha article, Alcaraz Research says it could rival the Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

9to5Mac claims the Apple TV 4 will go on sale in October for under US$200 and will offer Siri support, a new remote control, an App Store (with, among other things, games) with a software development kit for developers, and a refreshed user interface. It will also be ready for Apple's television streaming service, which will arrive in 2016, the article adds.

Apple "has the patents, engineers, hardware/software assets, and the marketing savvy to sell a potent rival to the Xbox One and PlayStation 4," says Alcaraz Research. And it has good reason to do so: console gaming is...

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10:27
Music Rising celebrates 10th Anniversary

Music Rising is a campaign that was launched to rescue the musical culture of the Central Gulf region of the United States from the destruction caused by the catastrophic hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005 by replacing the musical instruments lost or destroyed in the deluge. Co-Founded by U2’s the Edge and legendary producer Bob Ezrin along with a host of music industry partners including MusiCares, Musician’s Friend, Gibson Musical Instruments and Guitar Center Music Foundation, the organization has gone to aid thousands of musicians, students and choir members.

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10:21
OmniGraffle 6.3 - Create diagrams, flow charts, and...

OmniGraffle helps you draw beautiful diagrams, family trees, flow charts, org charts, layouts, and (mathematically speaking) any other directed or non-directed graphs. We've had people use Graffle to plan plotlines for a story, make an overview of an operating system, show the evolution of computers, and even show how diseases can spread in a closed population. If you want to organize your thoughts, your projects, or even your friends graphically using boxes and lines, OmniGraffle is your tool.



Version 6.3:

A major update that adds the ability to read application resources from a folder outside of the Sandbox, improves interface and usability, and fixes a large number of bugs.

  • Resources - You can now select a folder of your choice (such as an OmniPresence folder) outside of the Sandbox to read in resources such as Stencils and Templates, etc.
  • Inspectors - Color Well popups now provide better suggested colors.
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10:14
Stay classy Tidal

Jay Z-backed music service Tidal — which carried a live stream of Lil Wayne’s Hurricane Katrina benefit show this weekend — cut the transmission during Drake’s performance and accused Apple of “interfering with artistry” by not allowing the set to be streamed, a charge which has been refuted.

Drakes own people denied the claim, yet Tidal went ahead with accusing Apple. Tidal says it has proof that Apple is behind it—show the proof or shut the fuck up.

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10:13
TMO Daily Observations 2015-08-31: Apple’s Content...

Apple is including third-party content blockers in iOS 9, which equates to blocking ads. Dave Hamilton joins Jeff Gamet to offer up his perspective on Apple's plans as the owner of TMO and the ad management company BackBeat Media. His take: This can be a good thing for sites and readers.


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10:11
Yoink for Mac OS X upgraded to version 3.1

Matthias Gansrigler has updated his drag and drop "helper" Mac app, Yoink, to version 3.1.

Yoink is designed to simplify drag and drop between windows, spaces and (full screen) apps by providing a "shelf" where dragged files can be placed, to free the mouse for other actions like navigating. Version 3.1 sports a less cluttered interface, improved support for some apps (such as Mail and Photos), and reduced CPU usage.

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10:06
Shimo VPN Client for Mac OS revved to version 4

Feingeist Software has announced Shimo 4, the latest update to its virtual private network client for Mac OS X.  

Shimo integrates seamlessly with OS X Yosemite and El Capitan. There's no need for an additional window to have full control over VPN connections. With Shimo, you can connect and disconnect, access statistics and information straight from the drop down menu bar on OS X. Version 4 offers increased security and user productivity.

For more information and to get Shimo 4, visit Feingeist online (www.feingeist.io/) . A 30-day demo is available for download.

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10:06
Apple Seeds Eighth Beta of OS X El Capitan to...

Apple today released the eighth beta of OS X El Capitan to developers for testing purposes, nearly two weeks after releasing the seventh El Capitan beta and more than two months after unveiling the operating system at its 2015 Worldwide Developers Conference.

Today's update, build 15A279b, is available through the software update mechanism in the Mac App Store and through the Apple Developer Center. There's also a new sixth beta for public beta testers, which is identical to the eighth developer beta.

It is not clear if this update will add any outward-facing changes to El Capitan, as many of the prior betas have focused on under-the-hood performance improvements and bug fixes to optimize the operating system ahead of its public release, but beta 7 did add some minor...

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10:00
OS X El Capitan 10.11 beta 8 Now Available

OS X El Capitan 10.11 beta 8 Now Available

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OS X El Capitan 10.11 beta 8 Now Available

OS X El Capitan 10.11 beta 8 Now Available

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