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Wednesday July 22

11:00
Canalys estimates 4.2 million Apple Watches sold in...

When Apple doesn't release unit sales numbers or revenues for a new product line, research firms do the next best thing; they estimate how many devices the company sold. That's what Canalys did in an estimate published yesterday suggesting that Apple shipped 4.2 million Apple Watches during the quarter ended June 27, 2015.

If the number is close, that means that the Apple Watch is the world's best-selling wearable, jumping past sales of competing smartwatches and even less-expensive fitness trackers by companies like Fitbit. 

Canalys suggested that the numbers would have been higher if Apple had launched the Watch during the 2014 holiday season, and that low shipments in April and May really put a damper on the numbers. The Canalys estimates surpasses estimates made by many Wall Street analysts prior to yesterday's earning call. Wells Fargo analyst Maynard Um estimated that just 2 million units were sold, while the consensus of a group of analysts was much closer at 4...

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10:47
News: Apple releases second iOS 9 public beta

Apple has released the second public betas of iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan, corresponding to the fourth developer beta released earlier this week. Originally announced at WWDC, the public beta of iOS 9 allows non-developers to preview an early version of iOS 9 prior to the final release of a stable version in the fall. Users who have already signed up on the Apple Beta Website should be able to log in and download the new versions now; users who haven’t…

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10:46
TextExpander 5.1

Refines the Suggestions feature to exclude most single dictionary words. ($44.95 new, free update for version 5.0 licenses, 17.0 MB)

 

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10:44
BeardedSpice Gives You Control of Your Mac’s Media...

Josh Centers explains how BeardedSpice solves two Mac media key problems: controlling Web-based players and keeping native apps from fighting for control.

 

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10:35
Your top questions about Office for Android phone...

Today’s post was written by Kirk Koenigsbauer, corporate vice president for the Office Client Applications and Services team.

On June 24, we launched Office for Android phone, and the response has been amazing. In the last three weeks, there have been millions of downloads across Google Play, Samsung Galaxy and local app stores in China. We are also excited to see customers rate the apps so favorably, now at 4+ ratings on the Google Play store. Thanks to you all for using the Office apps.

We very much appreciate your feedback (the positive and the critical!) and have been reading all of your comments posted to the launch blog, within the App Stores, and submitted directly via the product. While we’ve been answering these questions across the various forums, we thought it would be helpful to consolidate, share and answer the top questions here on the Office Blog...

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10:22
Apple releases OS X 10.11 Public Beta 2 to testers

Following this week’s fourth developer preview of OS X 10.11, Apple has released the second El Capitan public beta to testers. The OS X public beta allows Mac users to test the new features included in the operating system update and submit feedback ahead of its public release later this fall. Participation in Apple’s public beta program does not require a paid developer member account. OS X 10.11 public beta 2 includes the same changes as yesterday’s OS X 10.11 beta 4 release.

OS X 10.11 El Capitan was first unveiled in June and introduces several feature and performance enhancements to the Mac.

For instance, the...

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10:13
Podcast 466: Baby you can park my iPod

Remember Knight Rider? Remember how KITT, the awesome talking Trans-Am, could travel independently of our hero Michael Knight? Glenn came to San Francisco recently, and tested a few valet parking services that let you hand off your car in one place, go about your day fighting crime or whatever, and have your car brought to you in another place. (Michael Knight even had an Apple Watch prototype, if you think about it.)

When not freaking out about how very, very *Knight Rider* this whole thing is, Glenn and Susie discuss the sweet new iPod touch that Apple just released: Who's it for, what are its strengths, and could it hold any clues to the next low-end iPhone. The Apple Watch has been out almost three months, and still doesn't need Facebook (please, really, no Facebook), so we talk about what kinds of impacts it's made on us so far—if we're still wearing it, that is.

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10:09
Apple releases second public betas of iOS 9, OS X 10...

Apple on Wednesday provided members of its public beta program with new versions of both iOS 9 and OS X 10.11 El Capitan, marking the second versions of the publicly available pre-release software.

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10:07
Apple Releases Second iOS 9 Public Beta

Apple today seeded a second beta of iOS 9 to public beta testers, nearly two weeks after beta testers received access to the first public beta. Today's public beta offering has a build number of 13A4305g, which means content-wise, it's the same as the fourth iOS 9 beta that was seeded to developers yesterday.

Beta testers who have signed up for Apple's beta testing program and already have the first public beta installed can update over-the-air.

The beta includes the return of Home Sharing for music, which was removed in iOS 8.4, and it's the first beta that supports Apple's new iPod touch. Other changes include a new look for Handoff in the...

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10:03
Apple seeds iOS 9 public beta 2 to testers

Roughly two weeks after the initial release, Apple has pushed out an update to users testing the iOS 9 public beta on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The latest public beta release follows the earlier release of iOS 9 beta 4 for registered developers developing for the upcoming operating system update. iOS 9 is set to be completed and shipped to all users later this fall. iOS 9 public beta 2 mirror’s yesterday’s iOS 9 beta 4 release.

Although Apple floated the concept with late versions of iOS 8 point updates, iOS 9 marks the first major version of Apple’s mobile software that is available for pre-release testing to non-developers.

iOS 9 beta 4...

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10:00
Azure Rights Management support comes to Office for...

Shobhit Sahay is a technical product manager on the Office 365 team.

Earlier this year, we announced we are deeply committed to bringing encryption technologies on all platforms. At the core of encryption technologies is Azure Rights Management, which provides an easy way to protect data by assigning a policy to the data readily available in Office 2013, Office 2010 and Office for Mac. We are excited to announce that the same policy-driven protection is now available in Office for iPad and on iPhone devices. With this functionality, you are now able to view the rights protected Office documents natively on your iPad and iPhone devices.

Let’s look at this functionality in greater detail:

While using Office documents on iPad and iPhone, you can...

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10:00
Smart move: Apple disables app reviews for those...

In a move that is being widely applauded by developers, Apple is disallowing iOS 9 beta users to submit app reviews. The change came with yesterday's release of the fourth iOS 9 beta, and is designed to prevent negative reviews caused by beta incompatibilities that are usually fixed prior to the final release of a new version of iOS.

When testers running iOS 9 beta 4 attempt to post a review, an error popup appears saying "This feature isn't available. You can't write reviews while using a prerelease version of iOS". Many apps run as designed under the beta OS, but there are some that have experienced crashes or slow response when running under iOS 9. 

Developers have noted that some of their popular titles have experienced a drop in average star rating since the iOS 9 public beta was released. Sadly for the developers, they cannot submit patches for the iOS 9-caused issues at this time, so the problems will remain unfixed until iOS 9 is in general release this fall...

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09:54
Media 100 and Boris RED ready for Adobe Creative...

Boris FX, a developer of visual effects and post-production solutions for film and video, and MacVideo Promo, a promotion company that offers exclusive deals on tools for Mac video editors, have announced that Media 100 Suite 2.1.6 and Boris RED 5.6 are Adobe Creative Cloud 2015-compatible.

Media 100 is video editing software for Mac OS X with broad support for 4K, 2K, HD, and SD standards. It delivers broadcast-quality output for file-based workflows. You can export your Media 100 timeline to Adobe After Effects, including AE CC 2015, using the included XML Transfer plug-in.

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09:53
Reviewing the Highlights from Apple's Q3 2015...

Apple's CFO Luca Maestri upgraded Apple's forecast last quarter generously and Apple came within a hair of hitting that forecast. The disappointment of the street and tech media was greatly overstated. Proof of that ...

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09:44
Researcher discloses OS X privilege escalation...

German researcher Stefan Esser from security audit firm SektionEins has disclosed a privilege escalation vulnerability in Mac OS X that's yet to be fixed in the latest release of the operating system, according to ZDNet (http://tinyurl.com/pa6n8h8).

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09:35
Wall Street seems to prefer Kremlinology over...

Another record-breaking fiscal quarter is in the books for Apple, but the company's overall success is being glossed over by Wall Street analysts and pundits who seem intent on ignoring the actual facts when it comes to Apple Watch sales.

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09:05
9to5Toys Last Call: iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi 128GB $590,...

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:
Last Call Updates:
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09:03
New Microsoft Send app brings chat-like threads to...

Microsoft on Tuesday launched Send, a new iPhone app intended to simplify email conversations down to instant-messaging style threads.

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09:00
Bringing cloud technology on-premises in Exchange...

Many performance improvements and architecture changes in the upcoming release of Exchange Server 2016—which is now available as a Preview to download—are based on our experience running Exchange Online at extreme scale. Our software development process allows us to incorporate things we’ve learned in the cloud in the product releases that we deliver to on-premises customers.

We explain some of these under-the-hood improvements on this week’s Office Mechanics. Exchange engineering team veteran Greg Taylor provides insights into what IT admins can expect in Exchange Server 2016. He explains that the team focused on three key areas to enhance the newest member of the Exchange family:

  • Simplification: both in server architecture and migration from Exchanger Server 2013 and 2010.
  • Reliability: key learnings from running Exchange Online...
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08:47
Apple prevents beta testers from punishing...

Developers working to make their apps compatible with iOS 9 now can’t be penalized for glitches that beta testers experience. In the fourth developer beta of iOS 9 that Apple pushed out on Tuesday, testers are no longer able to submit reviews in the App Store.

The change, first noticed by AppleInsider, is a welcome one for app developers. Until now, reviewers using beta versions of iOS have been able to leave critical reviews of apps not optimized for the beta software. This is detrimental to developers because users running the current version of iOS wouldn’t necessarily experience crashes or other problems associated with less stable beta software.

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08:40
Unlocked phone shootout: Meet the Huawei P8 Lite and...

It used to be, not too long ago, that buying an unlocked smartphone online from some unfamiliar Chinese OEM was a sure-fire recipe for frustration. The thing is, the bar for no-contract phones has gotten so high within the past two years or so that y...

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08:37
Apple Watch Captured Estimated 75% Smartwatch Market...

The latest data from research firm Strategy Analytics estimates that the Apple Watch captured 75.5% global smartwatch market share during its launch quarter, trailed by Samsung's estimated 7.5% market share.

Strategy Analytics estimates that Apple sold 4 million Apple Watches in the second quarter of 2015, while runner-up Samsung sold an estimated 400,000 smartwatches during the three-month period ending June 30.

Many analysts have adjusted their Apple Watch sales estimates following the company's earnings report on Tuesday, with the consensus now ranging between 2.2 million and 3 million units sold, so Strategy Analytics's 4 million estimate seems overly high...

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08:30
Report: Apple Watch sales took an estimated 75% of...

New data from research firm Strategy Analytics shows that Apple’s introduction into the smartwatch market made a dramatic shift in both the overall size of the market and which companies are on top.

According to the firm’s data, Apple claimed a massive 75.5% of the global smartwatch marketshare in Q2 2015 with the launch of the Apple Watch in late April. It also shows that Apple’s entrance stole a huge portion of Samsung’s marketshare as the previous smartwatch market leader dropped 66 points from 73.6% marketshare to a single digit 7.5% … 

Strategy Analytics also highlights the year-over-year growth of the global smartwatch market at 457.3% from Q2 2014 before...

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08:30
News: Microsoft releases email messaging app for iOS

Microsoft has released its slimmed-down email messaging app, called Send, on iOS devices. Plans for the app leaked in May under the name Flow by Outlook, but despite the new name, details about the hybrid email/instant messaging app have remained mostly the same. The app works with Office 365 business and school email accounts, allowing users to send quick messages to any email address without bothering with the subject lines or signatures found in…

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08:25
Almost a fifth of online Brits are enjoying content...

The UK government is increasing its efforts to clamp down on online piracy, and now we know the reason why: illegal downloads and streaming are on the rise. Research commissioned by the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) shows that the number of peop...

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08:18
Key Silk Road witness gets 2.5 years in jail

One of the reasons that Silk Road was so popular and dangerous was because it enabled people who would have otherwise never dealt drugs to become Scarface-like kingpins. That's the tale of Michael Duch, an IT consultant who has wound up being sentenc...

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08:11
Apple changes policy, iOS 9 beta users now prevented...

Well, this is kind of a kick in the teeth.

As of the latest iOS 9 beta, Apple is preventing beta users from submitting app reviews.

Testers running Apple’s fourth iOS 9 beta, currently for developers only, are able to access the iOS App Store as usual, but no longer have the ability to post reviews. Attempting to do so now results in an error pop-up that reads, “This feature isn’t available. You can’t write reviews while using a prerelease version of iOS.”

The change is thought to have come about given that many public beta users might not be familiar with how operating system betas can be incompatible with an app that might be run on them...

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08:09
MacRumors and Aspyr Giveaway: Get a Free Copy of...

Most of our giveaways have focused on hardware products, but this week, we've partnered with Aspyr to set up a special one-of-a-kind giveaway. We've teamed up to offer our MacRumors readers a free copy of the ultra popular game Civilization V: Campaign Edition, which normally retails for $29.

We've created a dedicated page for the giveaway. Head over there to get a promotion code for Civilization V: Campaign Edition that can then be redeemed within the Mac App Store. The promotion is open to readers worldwide.


For those of you unfamiliar with Civilization V, it's a turn-based strategy game that lets players lead a civilization to world domination through time, waging wars, discovering...

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08:03
Apple disables App Store reviews from devices...

As of yesterday, when the fourth developer beta of iOS 9 was issued to testers, those running a prerelease version of the operating system can no longer leave app reviews in the App Store. Negative app reviews left by beta testers is a perennial problem for app developers (as highlighted well in this post over on MacStories), and it's nice to see Apple taking steps to fix it even though OS X El Capitan beta testers can still leave app reviews as of this writing.

Up until now, users testing new iOS versions could leave bad reviews for apps that didn't work correctly under the new OS. The problem with this, of course, is that developers can't submit apps targeting the new OS until the software (and the development tools) are finalized. That leaves a three-or-so-month gap between when users can get the software and when developers can fix...

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08:01
TripMode Prevents Unwanted Internet Data Usage on a...

If you use your Mac with the Personal Hotspot feature of iOS, or with other mobile hotspots, allowing some apps to transfer data unchecked can result in expensive overage charges. The new TripMode utility lets you allow only specified apps to access the Internet, blocking bandwidth-hungry software like Dropbox that might chew data in the background.

 

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08:00
6 shape-shifting homes that give new meaning to the...

By Cat DiStasio

Some cars have removable rooftops; some computers turn into tablets; and some houses can transform into entirely different structures at the press of a button, the flip of a switch or the wave of a hand. From expanding apartments tha...

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08:00
App Store updates and notable new apps for July 22,...

Apple World Today is happy to provide its readers with notification of significant App Store updates and notable new apps on a regular basis.

Updates

Evernote (iOS) version 7.7.9

  • Numerous bug fixes and improvements

Evernote Scannable (iOS) version 1.2.1

  • Numerous bug fixes and improvements

TextExpander 3+ custom keyboard (iOS) version 3.5.1

  • Fixes potential freeze when using fill-in from another app
  • Fixes potential freeze when updating snippets from another app
  • Other fixes and improvements

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07:51
This is Nifty: QuickShot

The mighty Jason O’Grady threw this out there as a cool thing worth looking into.

He might have a point.

QuickShot allows you to manage, view and share screenshots taken within OS X, making your images immediately draggable from your menubar.

Once an image has been taken, it can be shared through email, web links, social media and the like.

QuickShot is available for free and requires OS X 10.10 or later to install and run.

Via ThinkDev LLC

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07:42
Microsoft Send brings chat-style messaging to...

To help ease the burden of email, Google created Inbox, and now Microsoft is looking to lend a hand, too. With Send, you can keep it brief for those times when "in-and-out email" is all that's needed. It's less about organization and more like an IM-...

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07:37
Microsoft pilots hybrid not-quite-email, not-quite-...

Microsoft has today launched Send, an experimental iPhone app that offers a kind of cross between email and instant messaging. Microsoft says that it is designed for “brief, snappy communications” where you want an instant response but also want to retain a record of what was said within Outlook. The app was previously leaked as Flow by Outlook.

While tools like text messaging and IM are great for short messages, you often don’t have your co-worker’s cell phone number or an IM app on your work phone. And we’ve heard loud and clear from people at work, they want all their communications available in Outlook—even if they send them from other...

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07:28
Tim Cooks hints at wider Apple Watch retail presence...

Not surprisingly, Apple is looking to sell more Apple Watch units this holiday season.

And it plans to do this by increasing the device’s retail availability.

This news surfaced Tuesday, when CEO Tim Cook stated that the unit is expected the be a hot gift item this year and hinted at an increase in points of sale and/or inventory.

“We’re convinced that the Watch is going to be one of the top gifts of the holiday season,” Cook said.

Cook noted that the Watch has so far only been available through 680 points of sale. That could leave plenty of room for expansion, particularly if Apple decides to add more third-party retailers to...

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07:27
Realmac Deep Dreamer public beta for Mac turns your...

Deep Dream has caused something of a stir online in recent weeks. Google’s neural imaging network has an uncanny ability of taking ordinary images and turning them in o something you’d normally only see if you were sleeping (or under the influence of banned substances). Now, creating your own fun and trippy images is simple.

Realmac just announced that its Deep Dreamer public beta is available to download for Mac, so you can create your own weird pics using a native app. While in its beta state you can buy a full license for $14.99. Once out of beta, a license will set you back $24.99.

If you’d rather use a free service,...

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07:23
Canalys estimates 4.2 million Apple Watches sold in...

Although Apple didn't provide official figures during Tuesday's results call, an estimate published by research firm Canalys suggests the company shipped 4.2 million Apple Watches during the June quarter.

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07:21
British pensioner's central vision restored...

Second Sight's Argus II bionic eye has already helped hundreds of patients around the globe with a rare disease called retinitis pigmentosa (RP) to see again. And yes, that includes several Americans who've gotten the system after it was approved by ...

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07:00
Disable File Extension Change Warning Dialog

By default in OS X, when you change an extension for a file, you get a warning. This is somewhat annoying to me, as I do this pretty frequently and have never almost accidentally done so. So to disable, send a FXEnable ExtensionChangeWarning key into com.apple.finder as false:

defaults write com.apple.finder FXEnableExtensionChangeWarning -bool false

To then undo, simply run with a true key:

defaults write com.apple.finder FXEnableExtensionChangeWarning -bool true

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07:00
Forever 21's 'Thread Screen' displays...

Most companies seek out the latest displays for high-tech billboards, but Forever 21 has decided to take a different route for this particular Instagram project. For the past year-and-a-half, the folks at connected hardware maker Breakfast New York h...

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06:48
Market watchers see buying opportunity as Apple...

Lofty expectations were beyond the reach of Apple last quarter, sending shares tumbling more than 7 percent. But a number of bullish analysts see the stock pullback as a buying opportunity for investors, who can get in at a cheaper price before the launch of new iPhones.

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06:45
XBMC's Kodi media player officially hits the...

Kodi's media player got a name change last year and now it has something even better -- official Android status. The app formerly known as XBMC is now available on the Google Play store for all takers. It actually arrived to the store last month in b...

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06:39
News: Apple blocks App Store reviews from users...

In a move sure to make app developers happy, Apple has blocked users running an iOS beta on their device from writing reviews in the App Store. Developers have been asking for the change because negative reviews from users enrolled in Apple’s Beta Software Program — based on an app’s inability to work with an obviously unsupported operating system — drags down the app’s overall rating and could hurt potential sales. Apple likely…

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06:28
copyThing 5 for Mac OS X synchronizes media and...

crispSofties has launched copyThing 5, an update to the Mac utility for transferring music and more from an iOS device to iTunes.

copyThing connects with iPhones, iPads and iPods and lets you identify media content on those devices that's missing from your iTunes library. Media and playlists can be synchronized with one click. Version 5 has been completely re-written from scratch with a speed boost and a new user interface.

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06:24
TextExpander 5.1 updates suggested snippets,...

Smile Software (www.smilesoftware.com) has introduced TextExpander 5.1, an update to the Mac typing shortcut tool.

The upgrade improves the suggested snippets it recommends by excluding most single words found in a dictionary. There's also a new preference to control whether you receive notifications of the suggestions.

TextExpander 5.1 requires Mac OS X Yosemite or higher. Pricing ranges from US$44.95 for a single user license to $779.95 for a site license.

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06:17
News: Daily Deal: Exclusive iOS 9 Swift Coding Course

For today’s iLounge Deal we’re offering you a chance to get a head start on iOS 9 coding with an Exclusive iOS 9 Swift Coding Course for only $59 – 80% off the regular price. This course will help you get up to speed on coding apps for Apple’s next big iOS release with more than 35 hours of premium training that will take you through building ten functional apps. Topics include developing proficiency in Swift and Xcode, creating…

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06:00
Introducing Send—designed for in-and-out email

Sometimes you just need to send a quick, short note to your co-worker. Of course, you can use Outlook for this, but today we’re launching a new app through the Microsoft Garage that is built specifically for those brief, snappy communications—Send, designed for in-and-out email.

Send is available for iPhone in the U.S. and Canada, and is coming soon to Windows Phone and Android phones. The app works for people with Office 365 business and school email accounts, and we expect to make the app more broadly available in the coming months.

While tools like text messaging and IM are great for short...

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06:00
Great gadget, small audience: The sixth-generation...

Specs at a glance: Sixth-generation iPod Touch

Screen
1136×640 4-inch (326PPI) IPS touchscreen

OS
iOS 8.4

CPU
~1.1GHz Apple A8

RAM
1GB

GPU
"Apple A8 GPU," aka Imagination Technologies PowerVR GX6450

Storage
16, 32, 64, or 128GB

Networking
802.11ac Wi-Fi (433Mbps), Bluetooth 4.1

Ports
Lightning, headphones

Camera
8MP rear camera, 1.2MP front camera

Size
4.86" x 2.31" x 0.24" (123.4 x 58.6 x 6.1mm)

Weight
3.10oz (88g)

Battery
1043mAh

Price
$199/$249/$299/$399 for 16/32/64/128GB

Warranty
One year, two years with $59 AppleCare+ purchase

The iPod Touch was long overdue for a refresh. Three years is a long time for...

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06:00
The New Solus: Putting the Pieces Together Again


The Solus Project is a rebranded and rereleased Linux distro trying to regain its former popularity. In a field of Linux distributions cluttered with look-alike offerings, Solus brings something simple and something new. Solus has impressive potential for being uncomplicated and different. Based in the UK, the Solus Project is the latest iteration of SolusOS, which morphed into Evolve OS. The new Solus is not a complete porting of the old Evolve OS. Other than the bult-from-scratch Budgie desktop, much of it appears to be gutted.

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05:03
beaTunes 4.0.26 - Organize your music collection. (...

beaTunes is a full-featured music player and organizational tool for music collections.

How well organized is your music Library? Are your artists always spelled the same way? Any R.E.M. vs REM? beaTunes can easily fix this and other problems with its unique inspection feature (license required for applying one-click solutions). Could your last mix CD's song order use some improvement? Let beaTunes re-arrange your playlist for you! Always wondered how you could take advantage of the BPM (beats per minute) field? Let beaTunes fill in the blanks and help you while DJ'ing at your next party.

Here are some more examples of what you can do with beaTunes:

  • Navigate in songs semantically, i.e. segment to segment.
  • Automatically determine BPM (beats per minute).
  • Automatically determine the musical key your songs are in.
  • Sort existing playlists so that matching songs succeed each other.
  • Create matchlists, i.e...
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05:00
Apple disables App Store reviews from devices...

This is a smart move. Allowing reviews on apps on a beta OS is a disservice to developers.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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04:56
Enjoy the sun safely with Alara for iPhone

Alara for iPhone (free with optional in-app donation) lets you monitor each day's UV index, which is the "expected risk of overexposure to UV radiation from the sun." The US EPA notes that one American dies of skin cancer every hour, and that "unprotected exposure to UV radiation is the most preventable risk factor for skin cancer." It was this very fact that drove developer Lee Morgan to develop Alara:

"A few years ago a friend of mine, whom I served with in the Air Force, was diagnosed with Melanoma. Upon his diagnosis he was medically discharged from service. I won’t go into the details but suffice to say dealing with melanoma has been very difficult for him and his family."

Morgan notes that he and his wife are light-skinned, increasing their susceptibility to melanoma...

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04:43
∞ What Tim said about Apple Watch sales

A little parsing of Tim’s discussion of Apple Watch in yesterday’s earnings call.

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04:42
CS Odessa has announced the Food Court solution for...

CS Odessa (www.conceptdraw.com) has released the Food Court addition to ConceptDraw Pro 10.

The Food Court solution provides users with a tool to illustrate food diagramming projects. It contains seven libraries containing 201 objects for adding color and appeal to food related diagrams.

ConceptDraw Pro 10 is now included in ConceptDraw Office 3, which retails for US$499. ConceptDraw Office is an integrated set of visualization products and document exchange technologies. It consists of a diagramming platform, a mind mapping tool, and a project management tool.

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04:37
Deliver Express can now automatically expire files...

Zevrix Solutions has announced Deliver Express 2.5, a feature update to its hot folder based solution to automatically send files across the Internet and locally with email notifications.

The app can serve multiple users on a network and supports FTP, Amazon S3, WebDAV, Google Storage, AFP, SMB and other services. The new version lets users automatically expire files by deleting them from final destination after specific number of days since their transfer date.

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04:24
Tim Cook believes China will be Apple’s biggest...

One of the most remarkable numbers revealed yesterday by Apple was that revenue in Greater China – the term used to describe mainland China plus Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan – more than doubled in the past year. Year-on-year revenue in the region more than doubled, compared to Apple’s already impressive worldwide growth of 33% … 

I’m a words kind of guy; numbers don’t always grab me in the same way. But visuals, like that created by Six Colors, makes the true scale of this number very easy to grasp....

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04:24
Recommended reading: TextExpander, Second Edition

You can probably think of what you want to say far more quickly than your fingers can tap it out on your keyboard. That’s doubly true in iOS.

You’ve likely heard of Smile’s TextExpander, which can expand a short abbreviation. Even better, TextExpander can automatically fix your common mistakes and misspellings. Take Control Books' US$10 "TextExpander, Second Edition" (http://tid.bl.it/tco-textexpander-info) is a great resource for learning how to use the app.

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04:17
ABI Research: LTE-Unlicensed angst roils Wi-Fi...

Operating in the unlicensed 5GHz band, LTE-U’s coexistence with Wi-Fi has become a primary concern for the Wi-Fi industry which anticipates disruption on both the technical and business levels, according to ABI Research (www.abiresearch.com).

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03:40
How to configure a cheap, secure RAID backup system

We usually store our photos, documents, and more on a single hard disk—or, increasingly these days, a solid state drive (SSD)—but there’s always the nagging worry that the disk will fail, taking all your work and memories with it. Backing up using Time Machine, Super Duper!, or CrashPlan, say, is a good way of reducing this risk, but there is another: RAID.

RAID can be incredibly complicated, but it’s extremely worthwhile—one of the things it can do is to mirror the contents of one disk completely to another, all the time. While cloning your hard disk using Super Duper!, for example, is something that might happen once a day, with a RAID system, every bit of data that’s written to one disk is simultaneously written to the second, so that if one drive fails, you have a perfect copy of everything it contained on the second. (And optionally, if you replace the failed drive, everything will be mirrored back...

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02:43
Default Folder X 4.7.3 - Enhances Open and Save...

Default Folder X attaches a toolbar to the right side of the Open and Save dialogs in any OS X-native application. The toolbar gives you fast access to various folders and commands. You just click on the buttons to go to your favorite and recently used folders, manage the folders and files shown in the list, and make changes to your settings. It also fixes a number of problems in Open and Save dialogs, "rebounding" to the last selected file, putting the path listing back in the top menu, and correcting bugs in scrolling column views.

Features

  • Directory assistant: You can access the contents of your recent, favorite, and open folders right from Default Folder X's toolbar.
  • Real time saving: If you're constantly saving things inside the same folder, Default Folder X can remember that folder for you.
  • Finder management: Default Folder X lets you open up or save to any Finder window...

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Tuesday July 21

23:20
Apple blocks users on beta versions of iOS from...


via Ryan Orbuch

In a move that will certainly please iOS developers, Apple has finally disabled the ability to write app reviews on the latest beta version of iOS 9. When attempting to review applications in the store, beta users will now be met with a message informing them that the feature is unavailable. The change was spotted by several Twitter users earlier this evening.

App makers have long been put off by low reviews from users experiencing problems related to unsupported versions of the mobile operating system, which often hurt an app’s overall ratings and possibly affected their downloads as potential buyers took note of the negative feedback without knowing the full context.

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23:07
Killer 5-Day Deal: Free AppleCare with all early-...

For the next 5 Days or until supplies run out, readers can get 3 years of AppleCare free plus instant discounts on all of Apple's standard early-2015 13" MacBook Pros, or save between $119 and $200 on select custom configurations with exclusive coupon codes. In each case, these deals deliver the lowest prices ever for each of these new models.

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22:35
Apple Disables App Store Reviews From Devices...

Apple has quietly changed its App Store policies and is no longer permitting iOS devices running pre-release software to be used to write App Store reviews. When attempting to write a review from a device that has iOS 9 installed, a popup is displayed that tells users reviews can't be submitted while using beta software.

This is a much needed change that will prevent developers from having their App Store ratings and reviews affected by beta-related problems that are out of their control. As MacStories' Federico Vittici pointed out last week, negative App Store reviews left by beta testers have been an unaddressed issue for developers since Apple started providing beta software to public testers.

When beta software is released, some customers fault developers for apps that crash or do not function properly with beta features, leading them to leave...

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21:32
Beta testers can no longer post app reviews in...

It appears that Apple is disallowing iOS 9 beta users to submit app reviews -- positive or negative -- with the latest build released on Tuesday, a feature that was becoming an increasingly irritating thorn in the side of developers since Apple opened its public beta program earlier this year.

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20:59
SteerMouse 4.2.4 - Powerful third-party mouse driver...

SteerMouse is an advanced driver for USB and Bluetooth mice. It also supports Apple Mighty Mouse very well.

SteerMouse can assign various functions to buttons that Apple's software does not allow, including double-clicks, modifier clicks, application switching, assignment of shortcut keys, "snap to" cursor movement, which moves the cursor to target (such as an OK button), and more.

SteerMouse lets you control the cursor's Sensitivity on top of the Tracking Speed. (Apple's software only allows adjustment for the Tracking Speed.) By adjusting both configurations, you can customize the ideal setting for the cursor to fit the movements of your hand.



Version 4.2.4:

  • Problem solved where the double click sometimes would not work.
  • Now supports Logitech G402.



  • OS X 10.4 or later



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20:59
Vitamin-R 2.28 - Personal productivity tool. (...

Vitamin-R creates the optimal conditions for your brain to work at its best by structuring your work into short bursts of distraction-free, highly focused activity alternating with opportunities for renewal, reflection and intuition.

The built-in task logging and statistics features create a positive momentum towards productivity by providing visible feedback on your progress and achievements.

Time Slice Your Work. Vitamin-R breaks down large, vaguely defined tasks into a series of short "time slices" of between 10 and 30 minutes, each with specific, easily reachable and actionable objectives. During these time slices it keeps you focused on accomplishing only this one objective and provides you with mechanisms for dealing with interruptions, poor concentration, etc.

Get Started. Vitamin-R concentrates on getting you started allowing you to break through the resistance of procrastination and create a positive...

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20:59
xScope 4.1.4 - Onscreen graphic measurement tools. (...

xScope is powerful set of tools that are ideal for measuring, inspecting, and testing on-screen graphics and layouts. Its tools float above your desktop windows and can be accessed via a toolbar, menubar, and/or hot keys.

Mirror

  • Remote Viewing - Easily view Photoshop, files or windows on your iOS or AirPlay device
  • Templates - Automatically shows icon or wallpaper mockup on iOS
  • Chromeless UI - No overlaid chrome to get in the way while you work
  • Security - Toggle user authentication requests on/off via Preferences
  • Download the xScope Mirror App for iOS at http://xscopeapp.com/ios

Text

  • Powerful Search - For name or tag in any of the 100,000+ Unicode characters
  • Decipher Text - Deciphers text entities, encodings, constants, and more!
  • Convert Format - Output text as a string, entities, URL encoding, and more!
  • ...

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20:59
VOX 2.5.4 - Music player that supports many...

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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19:41
iOS device sales outpace Windows PC sales for first...

Apple earlier today reported its Q3 2015 earnings, and while the company’s stock has taken an after-hours dive, the numbers were generally strong. Apple reported that it had sold 47 million iPhone units and 10.9 million iPad units in the quarter, combining for a total of 57.9 million iOS devices, not including the iPod touch. As noted by Benedict Evans of a16z, Apple’s sales last quarter mean that iOS sales are now matching those of Windows PCs.

As you can see in the chart above, sales of Apple’s iOS devices have grown rapidly since June of...

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19:07
Apple reinstates Home Sharing in latest iOS 9 beta,...

Apple made good on a promise to return music Home Sharing to iOS with the release of its fourth iOS 9 beta on Tuesday, a build which also came with a few minor user interface adjustments including a new way of displaying Handoff panes in the app switcher.

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17:19
Apple's quarterly R&D spending soars past $...

Apple's operational expenditures on research and development activities surpassed $2 billion for the first time ever during the company's third fiscal quarter of 2015, a number equal to 4.1 percent of total net sales.

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16:55
Manhatten Venture Partners Chief Enonomist: Apple is...

After Apple's Financial Conference Call concluded today, shares of AAPL stock fell by roughly 6.75% as noted in the chart below. One of the voices of reason on Wall Street was that of Max Wolf, Chief Economist, Manhattan Venture Partners.

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16:52
What Tim Cook told analysts

Jason Snell has a great transcript of what Tim Cook said to analysts during the earnings call today. In case you missed it, Apple reported a profit $10.7 billion on revenue of $49.6 billion.

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16:42
New Apple Xsan Distributed LAN Client

Tags: StorNext

SAN JOSE, Calif., July 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) today announced support for the Xsan Distributed LAN Client in the public beta of Apple's forthcoming operating system, OS X El Capitan. Now OS X El Capitan users can easily connect Xsan clients over Ethernet to a Quantum StorNext® environment, enabling them to experience the full benefits of a StorNext-based workflow.

StorNext, Quantum's shared storage platform which is 100 percent Xsan-compatible, has long allowed Mac users to plug into StorNext environments via Fibre Channel for high-performance workflow storage and collaboration. Increasingly, however, content owners are looking to leverage lower-cost Ethernet connectivity within their media workflows for such tasks as file inspection, QA and digital daily review. With the public beta release of OS X El Capitan, Xsan users can...

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15:47
Cook denies Apple Watch sales 'collapse,'...

Despite estimates to the contrary, Apple Watch sales didn't fall off a cliff just months after launch, Apple CEO Tim Cook said Tuesday, adding the device actually posted its best-ever performance in June.

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15:25
Apple plans to increase Watch's retail...

Apple is planning to further improve retail availablity of the Apple Watch ahead of the holiday shopping season, working on the assumption that the device will be a hot gift item, CEO Tim Cook revealed on Tuesday.

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15:15
The Week in Mac Apps: Publish your own tweetstorm...

...plus a killer writing app, video editing tools, and more!

In this week’s roundup of Mac apps, we bring you tools for sharing everything you need to get work done, a musical escape for your downtime, and one of our favorite writing apps.

Craft Pricing Calculator 1.0

Like to make and sell things? Create Solutions’s $2 Craft Pricing Calculator (Mac App Store Link) can help you figure out how much to charge your customers.

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15:10
Tim Cook hints Apple Watch revenue higher than $1.4B...

Apple isn’t breaking out Apple Watch sales or revenue during today’s fiscal third quarter earnings report (the three month period that ended in June). While that’s not a surprise— Apple said previously it wouldn’t disclose Apple Watch numbers for competitive reasons— today we did get our first official glimpse at how the Apple Watch sold during its launch. The math plus some hints from Tim Cook himself hints that Apple Watch sold over $1.4 billion in revenue:

Apple groups Apple Watch revenue into its Other category in its report, which also includes sales of Apple TV, Apple Watch...

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15:00
AWT News Update: July 21, 2015

Today's news is all Apple earnings. As a result, we suggest that you listen for the details, then check out our previous post for more of the same. It's all fascinating!

Apple does it again: Record 3rd quarter results

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14:57
Tim Cook: Apple Watch Sales 'Exceeded...

As expected, Apple did not share specific sales numbers on the Apple Watch during its third quarter earnings call, but Apple CEO Tim Cook did shed some light on how well the Apple Watch did during its first quarter of availability. According to Cook, Apple Watch sales "exceeded expectations" despite supply continuing to trail demand at the end of the quarter. "We feel really great about how we did," he said.

Cook also pointed out that Apple Watch sales during their first few months of availability were higher than sales of the original iPad and iPhone when those devices first became available for sale.

Apple includes the Apple Watch in its "Other Products" category in an effort to keep its competitors from getting a detailed look at its shipments. Other Products includes the Apple Watch, the iPod, the Apple TV, and accessories like Beats headphones.

During the third quarter of 2015...

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14:44
News: Notes from Apple’s Q3 2015 earnings call

Kicking off Apple’s conference call announcing its record-breaking numbers for Q3 2015, Apple CEO Tim Cook reported that the company had its strongest June quarter ever, exceeding the high end of the company’s guidance by $1.6 billion and topping expectations for sales of the iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch. A June quarter record was set for the iPhone with 35 percent growth, gains in marketshare in all geographic segments, and revenue…

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14:29
Apple Reports Record Third Quarter Results

Apple has announced financial results for its fiscal 2015 third quarter ended June 27. The company posted quarterly revenue of $49.6 billion and quarterly net profit of $10.7 billion, or $1.85 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $37.4 billion and net profit of $7.7 billion, or $1.28 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 39.7 percent compared to 39.4 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 64 percent of the quarter’s revenue. The growth was fueled by record third-quarter sales of iPhone and Mac, all-time record revenue from services, and the successful launch of Apple Watch. “We had an amazing quarter, with iPhone revenue up 59 percent over last year, strong sales of Mac, all-time record revenue from services, driven by the App Store, and a great start for Apple Watch,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “The excitement for Apple Music has been incredible, and we’re looking forward to releasing iOS 9, OS X El Capitan, and...

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14:18
Apple’s Q3 numbers: All-time high Android switching...

Apple just announced its fiscal third quarter earnings and as usual offered some stats on progress since last checking in. Among the notables: the company’s revenue in China is up 112%, it returned $13 billion to shareholders through its capital return program, and it sold a record number of iPhones and Macs during the quarter. The company, citing its own research, noted that users switching from Android to iPhone was at an all-time high, while giving us some insight into Apple Watch usage. Head below for the full roundup of numbers from today’s earnings call:

-$202.8 billion in cash (...

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14:18
Apple’s Q3 2015: iPhones and Macs up, iPads down,...

Apple has just released its earnings report for the third quarter of fiscal 2015. For most of the company's established product lines, there are few surprises: iPhones are doing very well, Macs are doing pretty well, and iPads are slowly drooping.

Apple broke quarterly records with $10.7 billion in profit and $49.6 billion in revenue, compared to $7.7 billion in profit and $37.4 billion in revenue in Q3 of 2014. Its gross margin was 39.7 percent. These results easily beat Apple's guidance for the quarter, which predicted revenue between $46 billion and $48 billion and profit margins between 38.5 and 39.5 percent.

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The Americas are still Apple's biggest region, and it showed strong growth from last year. However, China remains by far Apple's fastest-growing market, which the company has attributed to the larger screens of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. More carriers have...

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14:09
Apple posts Q3 2015 earnings, cites $10.7 billion...

US$49 billion in revenue and a US$10.7 billion profit isn’t chump change.

And that’s the amount that Apple reported for its Q3 2015 earnings today, complete with figures that included profits from sales of the Apple Watch, which was launched on April 24th.

During today’s announcement, the company cited revenues of US$37.4 billion and a net profit of US$7.7 billion, or US$1.28 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 39.7 percent compared to 39.4 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 64 percent of the quarter’s revenue.

The company also disclosed unit sales, although it has yet to reveal specific sales numbers for the Apple Watch device:

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14:05
Microsoft reports $3.2 billion quarterly loss

Microsoft reported a $3.2 billion quarterly net loss, hurt by charges related to its Nokia phone business and job cuts, and weak demand for its Windows operating system.

The company took a charge of $7.5 billion in the fourth quarter related to the restructuring of its Nokia handset business, which it acquired last year.

Ouch.

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14:04
Apple's iPhone 6 Mania Drives Apple to Third...

Apple today announced financial results for its fiscal 2015 third quarter ended June 27, 2015. The Company posted quarterly revenue of $49.6 billion and quarterly net profit of $10.7 billion, or $1.85 per diluted share.

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14:02
Apple’s cash pile crosses $200 billion for the first...

Apple has just announced record quarterly earnings with $10.7 billion of operating profit. This revenue accumulation has resulted in Apple’s biggest ever cash hoard, now standing at $202 billion dollars. This is up from the record $194 billion level reported in the previous quarter and despite Apple giving away $13 billion to shareholders through its capital returns program.

In general, having too much money is a good ‘problem’ to have. What shareholders will think of this new high is yet to be seen, who generally prefer if Apple invested that money in its business or returned to investors in its...

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13:57
Apple's third quarter: $10.7 billion profit and...

Apple made a ton of money in the third quarter of the year, just as they have for many, many quarters preceding this one. Here’s how this quarter stacks up: The Cupertino company made $10.7 billion in profit on $49.6 billion in revenue, compared to profit of $7.7 billion on $37.4 billion in revenue in the same quarter last year.

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13:56
Apple Posts Record Financials for Q3 2015

Although the iPad is still slumping, and Apple Watch sales remain a closely guarded secret, iPhone and Mac sales hit record highs, leading to yet another strong showing for Apple’s bottom line.

 

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13:50
Apple does it again: Record 3rd quarter results

Apple released its fiscal year 3rd quarter results this afternoon, and the numbers look great. The company posted a quarterly revenue of $49.6 billion with a net profit of $10.7 billion ($1.85 per diluted share). That's in comparison with the year-ago quarter when Apple's revenues were $37.4 billion with a net profit of $7.7 billion. 

Gross margin was up slightly to 39.7%, compared to 39.4% for the same quarter in 2014. International sales were 64% of the quarter's revenue. 

iPhone unit sales were up 35% year-over-year, up to 47,534,000 compared to 35,203,000 last year. Revenues were up strongly at 59% year over year from 2014: $31,368,000 in 2015 compared to $19,751,000 in 2014. 

iPad sales continue to slump, with unit sales of "only" 10,931,000 in the quarter and revenues of $4.53 billion. Unit sales were down 18% from the same quarter in 2014, while...

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13:48
Google, Facebook, eBay, HP, others ask for rehearing...

Basically, the companies argue that a refusal to limit damages to infringing features could have huge impact in an era when consumer products incorporate many highly sophisticated components within a single device. That Samsung can be successfully sued over singular design features and forced to pay damages based on overall device sales rather than a portion of profits sets a dangerous precedent, the group argues.

I could see their point if Samsung had of taken one feature and incorporated it into a smartphone it designed. However, Samsung stole the entire phone—hardware, software, and everything else it could lay its grubby little hands on. They were caught and should pay.

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13:47
Liveblog: Apple’s Q3 2015 earnings call happens at...

Apple will be reporting its financial results for the third quarter of 2015 today at 5pm EDT (2pm PDT, 10pm BST). As usual, we'll be on the call to liveblog the proceedings and offer charts and commentary.

This was the first full quarter of Apple Watch availability, so we'd expect some of the company's statements and many analyst questions to focus on Apple's newest product. Apple won't be breaking watch sales out into their own category, but rather lumping them into "other devices" with iPods, Beats headphones, the Apple TV, and other accessories. We'd expect to see that category spike this quarter, but the company may not choose to elaborate on just how well the watch is selling.

Things were quiet for most of Apple's other products, aside from the odd Mac refresh. The iPhones and iPads are all mid-cycle, and...

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13:44
Live blog: Apple’s fiscal year Q3 2015 earnings call

Apple earnings day is here at last. Catch up on the company’s latest results here while we await the quarterly conference call between Tim Cook, Luca Maestri and analysts. In summary, Apple reporting earnings $10.7 billion in profit from $49 billion in revenue after 47 million iPhone sales, 10.9 million iPad sales, and 4.7 million Mac sales during the company’s Q3 period. Analysts will likely push Tim Cook and company on sharing more information around Apple Watch sales during the call. The quarter covers the April to June period which includes Apple Watch sales in a number of countries from April 24th and on. Apple’s conference call kicks off at 2 p.m. PT/5 p.m. ET so stay tuned for our live coverage below:...

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13:43
News: Apple Q3 2015: Record $49.6B revenue, 47.5M...

Apple reported its third quarter 2015 financial results today, with 47.5 million iPhones and 10.9 million iPads sold. The company posted quarterly revenue of $49.6 billion and quarterly net profit of $10.7 billion, or $1.85 per diluted share. In Q3 2014, Apple had revenue of $37.4 billion and net profit of $7.7 billion, or $1.28 per diluted share. Gross margin was 39.7 percent compared to 39.4 percent a year ago. International sales contributed to…

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13:35
Apple reports third quarter financial results

Apple has announced financial results for its fiscal 2015 third quarter that ended June 27. The company posted quarterly revenue of US$49.6 billion and quarterly net profit of $10.7 billion, or $1.85 per diluted share.

These results compare to revenue of $37.4 billion and net profit of $7.7 billion, or $1.28 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 39.7% compared to 39.4% in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 64% of the quarter’s revenue.

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13:34
Apple Reports Q3 2015 Earnings of $10.7B on $49.6B...

Apple today announced financial results for the third fiscal quarter and second calendar quarter of 2015. For the quarter, Apple posted revenue of $49.6 billion and net quarterly profit of $10.7 billion, or $1.85 per diluted share, compared to revenue of $37.4 billion and net quarterly profit of $7.7 billion, or $1.28 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter.

Gross margin for the quarter was 39.7 percent compared to 39.4 percent in the year-ago quarter, with international sales accounting for 64 percent of revenue. Apple also declared an upcoming dividend payment of $0.52 per share, payable on August 13 to shareholders of record as of August 10. The company currently holds $202.8 billion in cash and marketable securities.

Apple sold 47.5 million iPhones during the quarter, up from 35.2...

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13:33
∞ Apple reports record third quarter results

Apple on Tuesday reported a third quarter profit of $10.7 billion on revenue of $49.6 billion. This compares to revenue of $37.4 billion and net profit of $7.7 billion in the year ago quarter.

Apple said the growth was fueled by record third quarter sales of iPhone and Mac, all-time record revenue from services and the successful launch of Apple Watch.

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13:18
Spotify’s Discover Weekly: Your ultimate...

Updated every Monday morning, Discover Weekly brings you two hours of custom-made music recommendations, tailored specifically to you and delivered as a unique Spotify playlist.

Good idea.

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12:57
Auto industry exec joins Apple

Betts, who has spent more than 25 years in the auto industry with companies including Toyota and Nissan, vacated his role of head of quality at Chrysler Group last year to “pursue other interests.”

Oh Apple, what are you up to.

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12:57
Remote FileMaker 14 Training Series Course planned...

FileMaker authors John Mark Osborne and Steven Blackwell will teach the FileMaker Training Series for FileMaker Pro 14 remotely in September.

Remote classes offer students the same benefits of a traditional classes like asking questions and in-class exercises but without the cost of travel and time away from work. All you need is a good Internet connection.

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12:42
News: Home Sharing for Music returns in iOS 9 beta 4

After quietly dropping Home Sharing in iOS 8.4 and later tweeting that it would be working to bring it back in iOS 9, it appears that Apple has taken at least a partial step in this direction. iOS 9 beta 4, released earlier today, returns the Home Sharing option under Music in the iOS 9 Settings app, although the feature doesn’t yet appear to yet be implemented in the actual Music app. At this point, it remains unclear exactly how Home Sharing…

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12:28
iOS 9 Beta 4 Tidbits: Home Sharing for Music, Volume...

Apple today released the fourth beta of iOS 9, and as with the previous iOS 9 betas, there are quite a few new features bundled into the release. There are some major additions, such as the promised return of Home Sharing for Music, and several other minor tweaks intended to refine the look and feel of the operating system.

With approximately two months to go until release, iOS 9 is already feeling faster, more polished, and more full featured. For those eager to know all about what's coming in iOS 9 ahead of its release, we've rounded up a complete list of the changes introduced with iOS 9 beta 4 below.

You can also check out all of the changes, large and small, that have been made in previous betas: iOS 9 beta 1, iOS 9 beta 2, iOS 9 beta 3...

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12:13
News: FastMail adds full support for push e-mail in...

Popular email provider FastMail has announced that it is now offering full support for push email in the native iOS Mail app. While, like many other email providers, FastMail had previously released a dedicated iOS app for its service, it is the first third-party email provider to implement native push e-mail in the built-in iOS Mail app since MobileMe (now iCloud) and Yahoo Mail first introduced the capability in 2008. However, while iCloud only…

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12:00
The Apple-IBM MobileFirst enterprise partnership...

The Apple-IBM MobileFirst enterprise partnership is expanding, with 10 new apps added today to the 22 iOS apps already released. Added were apps for business travelers, field service professionals, government inspectors, and managers. Here's the scoop from the Apple website:

Shift Track for Managers (iPad – see image at top of this post): Shift Track for iOS gives managers a smarter approach to staffing and scheduling. By replacing inefficient paper schedules with powerful analytics and intuitive dashboards, Shift Track makes it easy for managers to stay on top of staff schedules, time-off requests, shift exceptions, and employee hours.

Shift Sync for Employees (iPhone, Apple Watch – image below): Shift Sync for iPhone and Apple Watch gives employees more control of their schedules than ever before. Staff members can use Shift Sync’s easy, intuitive...

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11:48
Review: Ulak Lumenair for iPhone 6

Ulak is a new name to us, though the company appears to have been around for a while. The company recently sent us its Lumenair case ($14) for iPhone 6. Lumenair is a two-piece iPhone case consisting of a silicone bumper and clear hard shell. The bumper goes around the phone, which is then placed inside the shell. Lumenair's most notable feature is that by using the LED flash — either by using the iOS flashlight or LED flash notifications (the latter of which the company suggests you turn on for full effect) — the entire case emits a glow, both in the front and the back. It's a neat effect, and stands out as something different. The case offers both volume control and sleep/wake button protection.{/exp:char_limit}
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11:29
News: Apple releases fourth iOS 9 beta to developers

Apple has released the fourth developer beta of iOS 9. Featuring a build number of 13A4305g, the fourth iOS 9 beta lacks specific release notes, but likely continues to focus on improving the stability and reliability of the new features in the operating system. A new watchOS beta with a build number of 13S5305d has also been posted, which can be installed via a configuration profile that requires the corresponding iOS 9 beta to be installed, along…

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11:25
App Store, Apple Music, iTunes, Apple TV, Beats 1...

On Tuesday morning, several of Apple’s iCloud services—including the App Store, Apple TV and Beats 1—went down for a number of users. The outages started before 7 a.m. Pacific time and went well until past 10. The technical issues affected users using the services on both desktop and mobile.

Apple quickly addressed the issue in its system status support page. After all the store services were back up and running around 10:30 a.m., Apple stated that the issues affected services tied to its iCloud service.

The struggle was real for all of Apple’s Store Services: the App Store, Apple Music, all the iTunes services, Apple TV, the iBookstore, the Mac App Store, and Radio.

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11:21
Apple Seeds Fourth WatchOS 2 Beta to Developers

Apple today seeded the fourth watchOS 2 beta to developers, build 13S5305d, just under two weeks after seeding the third watchOS 2 beta and more than a month after announcing the new operating system update at its Worldwide Developers Conference.

watchOS 2 requires iOS 9 and can be downloaded over-the-air through the Apple Watch app on the iPhone by going to General --> Software Update.

watchOS 2 is the first major update to the first version of watchOS, the software that runs on the Apple Watch. The new software brings many new features that Apple Watch developers can take advantage of, including native apps that run on the Apple Watch itself instead of the iPhone. It also allows developers to access the Taptic Engine and a number of other sensors in the Apple Watch, including the heart rate monitor, the microphone,...

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11:18
Apple Seeds Fourth OS X 10.11 El Capitan Beta to...

Apple today released the fourth beta of OS X 10.11 El Capitan to developers for testing purposes, two weeks after releasing the third El Capitan beta and more than a month after unveiling the new operating system at its 2015 Worldwide Developers Conference.

The update is available through the software update mechanism in the Mac App Store and through the Apple Developer Center.

It is not clear what today's update adds to the operating system, but we will add any new features and bug fixes to this post as they're discovered. Previous betas have featured primarily under-the-hood fixes to improve performance and reliability.

OS X El Capitan builds on the features introduced with OS X Yosemite, focusing on improving performance and user experience. Behind-the-scenes improvements...

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11:18
Apple Seeds Fourth iOS 9 Beta to Developers

Apple today seeded the fourth beta of iOS 9 to developers for testing purposes, nearly two weeks after releasing the third beta and more than a month after unveiling the new operating system at the 2015 Worldwide Developers Conference.

The update, build 13A4305g, is available through Apple's over-the-air updating system on iOS devices and is also available for download through the Apple Developer Center. Xcode 7 beta 4 is also available.

Today's beta includes the return of Home Sharing for Music, which was removed in iOS 8.4. iTunes chief Eddy Cue said Apple was working to re-add the feature in iOS 9, and he's kept his promise. This is also the first iOS 9...

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11:09
A New Challenger Pounds the Street Fighter V Pavement


Capcom has introduced a new character for its upcoming Street Fighter V, as it continued a reveal that promises a more connected, less confusing experience for players of the next installment in the decades-old series. Whether in a dark alley or a sunny park, any encounter with Necalli would trigger the run-and-hide side of the fight or flight response. Necalli takes on his opponents with an animalistic style of fighting that makes up for in pure brutality what it lacks in finesse, according to Capcom Community Manager Peter Rosas.

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11:00
Office 365 Channels are live on IFTTT

Today we are excited to announce the launch of the Office 365 Channels on IFTTT to coordinate information flow in an automated way. IFTTT enables people to link to the various Triggers that exist for Internet apps, and then complete Actions against other products or apps. For example, you could have the lights in your house turn on when you are minutes from your house.

The Office 365 Channels include:

When you activate these Channels, you are able to automate what happens with your Office 365 data to increase your productivity even more. For example, you create Recipes to program activities, like automatically...

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10:52
MobileFirst Unveils a New Array of iPad Apps for the...

It's been a while since the MobileFirst site has been updated with new business apps. In fact it was in May when we last covered new additions. Today, MobileFirst launched another ten new apps with eight of them presented to you below in Jumbo format (once you click on the images).

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10:41
Mellel 3.4.2 - Powerful word processor with...

Mellel is the leading word processor for OS X and has been widely considered the industry standard since its inception. Mellel focuses on writers and scholars for technical writing and multilingual word processing. It offers special tools to help you write and organize long documents easily. If you need multilingual support or are writing bi-directional text, Mellel is just the thing for you: Arabic, Persian, Hebrew, and Syriac never looked better on a Mac. Even if you don't need all the bells and whistles, Mellel is still the right choice for you: clean, stable, and easy to use.



Version 3.4.2:

  • Fixing a bug bug in 3.4.1 that caused Mellel to save files without their Style set, causing all sorts of issues, including crashes when inserting footnotes/endnotes.
  • Fixing a bug to an issue that caused Mellel to fail to open .mell files of certain vintages and to convert such files into an un-openable .mellel files. Also made changes so...

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10:38
∞ Eddie Van Halen appears on Les Paul’s special in...

Ed is just on fire. Much respect.

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10:30
Cusby announces 'building block' USB-C...

Gone are the days owners of the newest MacBook edition have to choose which device they want to connect to using the USB-C thanks to Cusby (www.cusby.com), which has introduced a line of modular and expandable solutions to break free port limitations.

The Cusby “building blocks” will be available for pre-order starting at US$25 on Indiegogo (https://goo.gl/qtWLwW) with delivery expected in October 2015. Cusby is modular, meaning you don’t have to commit to a set of ports. Instead, just plug in the appropriate Cusby that serves your current needs.

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10:00
iOS 9 beta 4 Now Available

iOS 9 beta 4 Now Available

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10:00
OS X El Capitan 10.11 beta 4 Now Available

OS X El Capitan 10.11 beta 4 Now Available

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10:00
Xcode 7 beta 4 Now Available

Xcode 7 beta 4 Now Available

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10:00
Software Update: Apple IIgs 6.0.2

From Call-A.P.P.L.E. 

No,  you haven't suddenly been transported back to the mid-1980s, somehow keeping your MacBook, iMac, iPad and iPhone in the process. A group of Apple IIgs fans at the Apple Pugetsound Program Library Exchange (A.P.P.L.E.) banded together to release the first update to their favorite computer in "22 years, 2 months, 2 days and 2 hours". The result? They were able to squash a lot of two-decade-old bugs and add some new features. From the release notes:

Finder (see also Finder Help)

The list is FSTs now includes the RDOS 3.3 name. You can navigate through the folders hierarchy with ‘Command-Up Arrow’.

Drivers

The Ethertalk driver is now included. This is the driver for the unreleased Ethernet for Appletalk card.

File System...

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10:00
iOS 9 beta 4 Now Available

iOS 9 beta 4 Now Available

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10:00
OS X El Capitan 10.11 beta 4 Now Available

OS X El Capitan 10.11 beta 4 Now Available

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10:00
Xcode 7 beta 4 Now Available

Xcode 7 beta 4 Now Available

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09:50
Kool Tools: LiveGrade

Pomfort's LiveGrade, a Mac OS X compatible tool gives DITs and DOPs a better control of their images and simplifies the color workflow on set and in the dailies process, now offers more functionalities to adjust and to compare looks directly on set.

LiveGrade is used in all kind of commercial, TV and cinema productions and removes creative and technical limitations commonly associated with color grading workflows. It allows users to import and export looks in 3D LUT, ASC-CDL, ALE, Alexa Looks and XML file formats.

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09:18
World’s strangest-looking airplane? A closer look at...


USAToday:

The airplane is one that turns heads.

Aviation enthusiasts instinctively know it is the “Beluga,” a nickname stemming from the aircraft’s uncanny resemblance to the whale of the same name.

But nearly all who see it tend to agree that regardless of its name, it’s one of the world’s strangest-looking aircraft.

I have a fascination and appreciation for the magic of flight and those crafts that are able to achieve it but this thing? Sorry. It’s one butt ugly airplane.

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09:07
New Analyst Report Claims Apple Shipped 4.2 Million...

Last week we posted a report titled "A Colossal Overreaction to Slice Intelligence's Data on the Apple Watch," that claimed that Apple had barely sold 2.79 million watches. One week later and new data magically appears from Canalys that reportedly puts the real number of Apple Watch shipments at 4.2 million units.

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09:05
Apple Music, App Store and other services are down...

Apple:

All Store Services – Some users are affected. Users are experiencing a problem with the services listed above. We are investigating and will update the status as more information becomes available.

For those of you/us who are having issues accessing Apple Music and other services today, rest assured, it’s not on your end. Apple has been having frequent problems with Apple Music since last week. This is a good page to bookmark and check when your Apple cloud-based services aren’t working as expected.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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09:00
Explore the built-in Mobile Device Management (MDM)...

Earlier this year, we started the rollout of built-in Mobile Device Management (MDM) for Office 365, and now that it has been available for a while, we want to give you some tips on how to get the feature up and running in your organization.

It’s easy to get started—there are just a few steps, which are documented in detail here: Overview built-in Mobile Device Management (MDM) for Office 365.

  • Set up MDM for Office 365—Activate the feature and configure the environment.
  • Configure MDM policies—Configure Security Groups and Device policies.
  • Enroll devices—When users access Exchange, SharePoint or OneDrive using the MDM-enabled applications, they are required to enroll their devices.
  • ...
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09:00
The Week of Apple Watch Stands Continues: DODOcase...

All photos ©2015, Steven Sande. All rights reserved.

Last week Apple World Today reviewed three Apple Watch charging stands: the Griffin WatchStand, the Nomad Stand for Apple Watch, and Fuse Chicken’s Bobine Watch. We also took a side trip to take a look at an odd little Watch stand on Kickstarter: WATCHme. This week we’re back with even more charging stands for the Apple Watch, this time from DODOcase. The company has not one, but two...

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09:00
WYSIWYG editing in Office Mix quizzes and polls

With Office Mix, you can teach a lesson and quiz viewers to gauge their comprehension, which any educator will tell you is key to the learning process. But imagine if your ability to write quiz questions was limited to what you could type on the common QWERTY keyboard. How would you ask questions about mathematical and scientific formulae? E equals MC squared isn’t as recognizable or efficient as E = MC2, which you can type easily in any Office document that allows you to include symbols and superscripts. Up until recently, the best you could do in an Office Mix quiz or poll was to type E = MC2, which even a grade school student knows isn’t the same thing. The more complex the formula, the less satisfying the results.

But now, with WYSIWIG editing support in quizzes and polls, you can type formulae as simple as E = MC2 or as complex as:

...

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08:53
AppleCare+ customers seek new class-action suit over...

A disgruntled Apple customer is attempting to bring a new class-action suit against the company, claiming that replacement devices received under the AppleCare+ protection plan were not “like new,” despite being presented as such as part of the policy. Buyers involved claim that by providing refurbished devices as replacements, Apple breached the AppleCare contract…

The suit was launched by Joanne McRight, a Texas woman who was given an iPhone 5 in 2012. When she broke the screen on that handset, she...

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08:45
Apple adds former Chrysler exec to its rumored car...

It’s been awhile since we’ve heard about Apple’s plans to build a car, but a Fiat Chrysler executive just joined the Cupertino company in a move that signifies Apple still has its eye on the automotive industry.

The Wall Street Journal noticed Doug Betts’s job change in a LinkedIn update, though the former Fiat Chrysler Automobiles global quality chief has since taken down his profile. Betts joined Apple in July in an operations role, though his LinkedIn profile didn’t specify which product he was working on.

To read this article in full or to leave a comment,...

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08:42
DxO One camera for iPhone now available for pre-order

This is pretty nifty.

DxO Labs now has the DxO One camera for iPhone available for pre-order. The camera, which features 1080p video capture, 20.2 megapixel resolution, f/1.8 maximum aperture and 1-inch camera sensor has gotten a fair amount of attention of late and can connect to your iPhone’s Lightning connector port.

The unit is currently priced at US$599, albeit a final release date has yet to be announced.

If you’re into photography and want a serious camera to go along with your iPhone, give this a gander.

Via DxO.com

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08:30
Building on a global culture of tradition and...

Today’s post about Office 365 was written by Franck Le Moal, chief information officer at Louis Vuitton.

I joined Louis Vuitton some years ago, and I still have the same passion for the company today as I did then—it is a fantastic, creative place that mixes innovation and modernity with history. My goal as CIO hasn’t changed drastically either: to deliver the best applications and IT tools to everyone at Vuitton, so we can work together to design, manufacture and distribute our products with a 100 percent focus on the customer.

This tradition of customer service is the same now as it was in the 1850s, when Louis Vuitton honed his craft designing custom boxes and trunks according to clients’ wishes. We have the same spirit of innovation as we did in 1886, when Louis and his son, Georges, developed a revolutionary new lock to safeguard the goods inside their...

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08:18
News: New fingerprint scanner tech could lead to...

A newly introduced technology may soon make the dedicated fingerprint scanner in the iPhone’s home button obsolete, as Sonovation announced that it has created ultrasonic biometric sensors capable of reading fingerprints through Corning’s Gorilla Glass. Rumors have circulated about Apple looking to do away with the home button, and Sonovation claims to have developed the technology to make such a move possible — it’s unknown how…

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08:02
News: Apple recruits another auto expert for rumored...

The Wall Street Journal reports Apple has hired another major ex-auto industry executive, further fueling speculation about the company’s secretive car project. Doug Betts, who most recently led global quality for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, spent more than 20 years in the auto industry before landing at Apple this month. An update to Betts’ LinkedIn profile simply says he now works in “Operations” at Apple, but he joins more…

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07:48
Apple Music, Beats 1, iTunes and App Store...

A growing number of users on Twitter are reporting issues with Apple Music, Beats 1, iTunes and the App Store as nominees are announced for the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) exclusively on Beats 1. MacRumors can confirm that many of Apple's cloud-based services are currently not loading or are displaying error messages in the United States and Canada.

Apple has updated its System Status page to reflect service disruptions for some users for the App Store, Apple TV, iBooks Store, iTunes in the Cloud, iTunes Match, iTunes Store, iTunes U, Mac App Store, OS X Software Update, Beats 1 Radio and Volume Purchase Program. The issues have been ongoing since approximately 9:45 AM Eastern.

Update 10:38 AM Pacific: Apple's System Status page now indicates that all services are online again.

Recent Mac and iOS Blog Stories
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07:27
New tech bonds fingerprint sensors under Gorilla...

Security technology firm Sonavation on Tuesday announced a technology allowing ultrasonic fingerprint sensors to be embedded under Corning Gorilla Glass, potentially paving the way for anticipated iPhone designs without home buttons.

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07:00
Get Line Numbers With The Less Command

One of the great things about cat is that you can view the contents of a file with line numbers. You do so using the -n option, as follows:

cat -n ~/Desktop/myFile

Sometimes a file is too big to view though, so you can pipe the output to less, to combine some of the best features of each:

cat -n ~/Desktop/myFile | less

Obviously, the same thing would work with more:

cat -n ~/Desktop/myFile | less

You can also do something similar with the grep command and the -n option:

grep -n ^ ~/Desktop/myFile | less

Enjoy.

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07:00
Apple Watch to go on sale in Russia, Turkey and New...

The Apple Watch's retail presence is about to grow as the company has announced that the wearable will be available for purchase in Turkey, New Zealand and Russia on July 31 via the online Apple Store. It all kicks off at 7:01 AM local time.

In addition, customers in Turkey will have of in-store pickup at the country's two Apple Stores: Zorlu Center and Akasya Shopping Center in Istanbul.

According to MacRumors, the pricing will be as follows:

New Zealand:
* Apple Watch Sport: NZ$599 to NZ$699
* Apple Watch: NZ$949 to NZ$1,949
* Apple Watch Edition: NZ$17,500 to NZ$30,000

Russia
- Apple Watch Sport: 23,990 RUB to 27,990 RUB
- Apple Watch: 37,990 RUB to 78,990 RUB
- Apple...

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06:59

Canalys: Apple ships 4.2 million watches

Apple became the world’s leading vendor of wearable bands in the second quarter of 2015, according to Canalys (www.canalys.com) estimates.

With 4.2 million shipments, it easily overtook Fitbit, Xiaomi and all the smart watch vendors, despite the Apple Watch’s significantly higher pricing. Apple has done an excellent job designing its WatchKit SDK [software development kit], which it delivered "quickly and comprehensively," says the research group.

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06:59
News: Silcon Valley companies join Samsung in patent...

Facebook, Google, Dell, HP, eBay and other Silicon Valley giants have joined forces against Apple, asking a judge to reconsider a ruling ordering Samsung to pay $548 million to Apple for infringing on the company’s hardware patents, Inside Sources reports. In a “friend of the court” briefing filed on July 1, the coalition said forcing a company to pay a portion of its profits for an entire line of smartphones or smart TVs — over…

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06:57
News: Daily Deal: ilumi Bluetooth Smartbulb

Today in iLounge Deals you can pick up the ilumi Bluetooth Smartbulb for only $49. This colour tuneable LED smartbulb can be controlled and programmed wirelessly from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, allowing you to adjust colour and brightness on the fly. You can also choose from one of several amazing built-in programs to experience even more advanced lighting scenarios. ilumi also provides features such as alarms, location triggers, and effects,…

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06:52
Fearing Apple's New iPhone Models, Samsung...

We reported last week that the rumor was that Samsung was going to debut their new Note 5 on August 12 and Samsung has now confirmed to the Korean Press that the official date for their launch is now set for August 13th in New York.

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05:50
Things you should try with your Apple Watch

This is one of those lists that likely has a number of things you already know. But it’s worth reading, just for that one little nugget that’s new to you.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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05:41
Some perspective on Apple Watch sales numbers

Mike Wehner, writing for the Daily Dot, put together a nice little writeup showing iPod, iPad, and iPhone sales numbers at the same point in their life-cycle as the Apple Watch is now.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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05:28
Add-in board beats PCs in the first quarter

Jon Peddie Research (JPR), the industry's research and consulting firm for graphics and multimedia, announced estimated graphics add-in-board (AIB) shipments and suppliers’ market share for the first quarter of 2015.

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05:21
∞ Quick way to view a list of all non-Apple software...

Here’s how to find a list of all non-Apple software installed on your computer.

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05:18
WTF: Samsung and a Coalition of Whiners Filed a...

Last Thursday we posted a report titled "Xiaomi's Barra Says that they can't allow a Company (Apple) to Take Ownership of Smartphone Design." In that report we noted the incredible statement by Bara who said that "I just don't think that we can allow a company to take ownership of things that just are or how they are, right?" ...

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05:00
Philanderers, Scarlet Women Cower After Ashley...


About 40 million swingers and sexual sophisticates have been whimpering in fear since hearing Sunday's news that hackers broke into the servers of Avid Life Media, the parent company of online cheating site Ashley Madison. The hackers reportedly stole large caches of personal data. "The Impact Team," as the hackers call themselves, apparently broke into the servers hosting Ashley Madison and related sites Cougar Life and Established Men. In addition to random customer data, the hackers stole employee account information, among other things.

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04:59
Hardware-based 4K content protection a growing...

High resolution premium video, including 4K and UHD content, is a fast-growing market and therefore content protection services must follow suit with adaptability and preparedness for the expanding space, according to ABI Research (www.abiresearch.com).

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04:56
Apple Watch Launches in New Zealand, Russia and...

Apple has announced that the Apple Watch will be available for purchase on the Apple Online Store in New Zealand, Russia and Turkey starting July 31 after 7:01 AM local time.

Turkish customers should also have the option of in-store pickup at one of two physical Apple Store locations at the Zorlu Center and Akasya Shopping Center in Istanbul.

Apple Watch will now be available in over 20 countries, including the United States, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan, Hong Kong, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey and the United Kingdom.

New Zealand
- Apple Watch Sport: NZ$599 to NZ$699
- Apple Watch: NZ$949 to NZ$1,949
- Apple Watch Edition: NZ$17,500 to NZ$30,000

Russia
- Apple Watch Sport: 23,990 RUB to 27,990 RUB
- Apple Watch: 37,990 RUB to 78,990 RUB
- Apple Watch...

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04:53
Output Factory for InDesign can now add serial...

Zevrix Solutions has released Output Factory 1.5.32, a feature update to its output automation solution for Adobe InDesign.

Output Factory lets users automatically print & export multiple InDesign files with an array of time-saving options. The software offers batch processing, export as single pages, variable file names, layer versioning, preflighting and more. The new version lets users automatically add sequential serial numbers to the variable names of exported output files.

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04:49
Monochrome 3.0.1 for Mac OS X improves UI...

einstein's legacy (www.einsteinslegacy.com) has announced Monochrome 3.0.1 for Mac OS X. It's an upgrade of the application for post-processing batches of color images to grayscale.

Monochrome gives you control over the conversion process and applied effects, so you can create a consistent set of output images. Version 3.0.1 improves user interface responsiveness, adds a histogram tool along with additional GPU-based image effects, and provides fullscreen and high-resolution drawing support.

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04:40
Apple to Blow Away Smartphone Industry Growth in Q2

Later today Apple will be announcing their third quarter financial results in a Conference Call scheduled for 2 p.m. PT / 5 p.m. ET. Yesterday TrendForce reported that smartphone shipments in the calendar second quarter of 2015 grew 1.9% ...

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04:20
NFL to bring on-demand games to Apple TV

Before you get too excited, read the fine print.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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04:09
Kool Tools: Screenium 3 for Mac OS X

Synium Software's (www.screeniumsoftware.com) Screenium 3, an update to the screen recording tool for Mac OS X. It lets you record at 60 frames per second, offering optimum performance for your tutorials, gameplay recordings or any other screen content you wish to record.

If you work with an ultra-high resolution 4K or 5K display or a Retina Mac, Screenium 3 creates the smoothest video quality possible for these types of devices. The updated utility comes with a versatile video editor you can use to process all your footage.

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03:43
Apple Granted 38 Patents Today Covering 3D Biometric...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 38 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover three inventions including a new iPhone tapping feature for games along with ...

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03:26
Thunderstruck Update via Shea Craig

Just a quick link to (your friend and mine) Shea ‘G’ Craig’s blog for an update about the new Thunderstrike patches that came down with 10.10.4, head over there for the skinny.

Two notes, if you don’t have a local Reposado server downloading pkgs, here’s the link on Apple’s WAN SUS: http://swcdn.apple.com/content/downloads/12/33/031-25233/anpo6ixy84skmcf...
Keep in mind they came out with one for the Late 2012 Mac Mini’s later,...

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Monday July 20

23:01
Scientists use lasers to find out why astronauts...

A team of German scientists are employing advanced imaging technology to help understand one of the unusual effects of long-term space habitation — thinning skin. Led by Professor Karsten Koenig of Saarland University, the study is an offshoot of the...

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21:53
U of M challenges Silicon Valley for automotive tech...

A fake city rising from the middle of a Midwestern college campus is more than a proving ground for autonomous and connected car technology expected to revolutionize American roads. It's a lynchpin in Michigan's strategy to stay economically relevant...

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20:58
GoPro's licensing portal sells creators'...

GoPro has a new content portal, and, as you'd imagine, it's filled with extreme footage subscribers can pay to use. The company has followed in the footsteps of Flickr and 500px, launching a licensing program that gives its content creators -- especi...

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20:49
Facebook, Google and Other Silicon Valley Companies...

Facebook, Google, eBay, HP, Dell and other Silicon Valley companies weighed in on the ongoing Samsung and Apple patent case, siding with the Korean company in a "friend of the court" briefing filed on July 1 to the U.S. Federal Circuit Court of Appeals and first spotted by Inside Sources [PDF via AppleInsider]. The companies argue that the court ordering Samsung to turn over profits would lead to stifled innovation.

If allowed to stand, that decision will lead to absurd results and have a devastating impact on companies, ...

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20:49
New Zealand Apple Watch prices start at NZ$599, top...

Days after announcing Apple Watch would launch in New Zealand on July 31, Apple updated its regional online storefront to reveal prices starting at 599 New Zealand dollars (about $395) for aluminum Apple Watch Sport models and up to NZ$30,000 for top-end Edition versions.

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19:32
Nanowires help produce hydrogen fuel using sunlight

You ideally want to produce clean hydrogen fuel using clean sources, and Dutch researchers have taken a big step toward making that a practical reality. They've built a solar cell that uses a grid of gallium phosphide nanowires to make hydrogen gas f...

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18:33
New Zealand & Turkey Apple Watch pricing...

Last week it was revealed that Apple Watch would be launching in New Zealand on July 31st, but without any sort of pricing information. Today, however, Apple has updated its New Zealand online store with more details regarding the launch. The entry-level 38mm Apple Watch Sport starts at NZ$599 and increases to NZ$699 for the 42mm model.

The stainless steel Apple Watch starts at NZ$949 and again increases by NZ$100 to NZ$1,049 for the 42mm model. For those interested in Apple Watch Edition, the device starts at NZ$17,500 and increases to NZ$21,000 for the...

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18:18
∞ Roger Waters The Wall movie trailer

I’m definitely going to see this movie.

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18:09
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Bushel is a simple-to-use, cloud-based mobile device management
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16:08
New Ford Tech Shines Light Where Drivers Need It


Ford Motor Company has developed a new lighting system that can illuminate hazards on the road -- even those that are not in the direct line of travel of the vehicle -- better than conventional headlights. Ford on Friday unveiled the Camera-Based Advanced Front Lighting System, which can widen the beam from headlines at junctions and roundabouts, and help draw the driver's attention to pedestrians, cyclists and animals that are in the vehicle's path -- or even off the road.

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15:56
Apple Continues Hiring Automotive Experts, Possibly...

Apple recently made a major automotive hire that hints at the company's continued work on an electric car, reports The Wall Street Journal. The company hired Doug Betts, who previously served as the Senior Vice President of the Chrysler Group, where he was the global head of operations leading product service and quality.

According to Betts' LinkedIn page, he began working at Apple in July. Aside from a role in "Operations," in the San Francisco Bay Area, there are no details on what he is doing at the company.

Betts' LinkedIn profile suggests he made major customer satisfaction improvements and warranty cost reductions during his tenure at Chrysler, with job duties that included quality engineering, field issue problem solving, manufacturing operations, and supplier quality, among other tasks...

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15:30
AWT News Update: July 20, 2015

On this day in 1969, mankind first walked on the Moon as two the Apollo 11 astronauts -- Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin -- stepped outside of the lunar module "Eagle". On this day in 2015, here's what happenend in the world of Apple:

  • The National Football League announced a new domestic Game Pass service compatible with Apple TV
  • MTV announced that it will reveal the nominees for the 2015 Video Music Awards on Apple's Beats 1 radio station tomorrow at 7 AM PT/10 AM ET
  • Apple World Today will be liveblogging the Apple 3Q 2015 earnings call. You can listen to the call yourself at http://www.apple.com/quicktime/qtv/earningsq315 but you'll have to visit Apple World Today for our commentary
  • Apple's leasing about 30,000 square feet of office space in Seattle

The text version of the podcast is available below.

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15:23
Samsung Invention Points to New Backside Touch...

Earlier this month the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Samsung revealing that their "Edge" smartphones could one day be able to offer more tricks. Back in 2010 we posted a report showing that Apple had invented backside controls for a future iPad ...

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14:43
Garmin Express 4.1.4.0 - Manage your Garmin devices...

Garmin Express is your essential tool for managing your Garmin devices. Update maps, golf courses and device software. You can even register your device.

  • Update maps
  • Update software
  • Register your device
  • Back up, restore, and transfer favorites
  • Install free voices and vehicles
  • Download product manuals



Version 4.1.4.0:

  • Added a new feature that allows users to see the state of their devices including map and software updates, device connection status, and more all from the startup screen.
  • Added right-click menus to the startup screen.
  • Added a feature that displays the battery status of some activity trackers.
  • Various stability improvements.



  • OS X 10.8 or later
  • High-speed Internet access (Not for use with dial-up, mobile, or satellite connections)



...

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14:33
TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 20...

Notable software releases this week include CrashPlan 4.3, DEVONthink/DEVONnote 2.8.6, and Office 2016 for Mac.

 

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14:33
ExtraBITS for 20 July 2015

In our latest ExtraBITS link collection, Glenn Fleishman explains OS X 10.11 El Capitan’s System Integrity Protection feature, Neil Young says he’ll remove his songs from streaming music services, President Obama unveils broadband for low-income households, and TiVo adds AirPlay support to its iOS app.

 

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13:47
100 Metal facts you may not know

Kiss your afternoon goodbye. Enjoy.

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13:40
Unveiling the New Take Control Web Site

At long last, we’ve rolled out a major redesign of the Take Control Web site. Adam Engst explains why it took so long, what was involved, and what’s new.

 

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12:53
Apple Watch owners are actually pretty pleased with...

There are no hard numbers that indicate just how popular the Apple Watch is. All we have are anecdotes and not-quite-reliable evidence that watch sales have plummeted in the weeks after launch. But a new report indicates that early Apple Watch buyers are pretty pleased with their purchases—and they don’t all work in tech.

Techpinions analyst Ben Bajarin joined forces with Apple Watch research platform Wristly to survey Apple Watch owners and found that 97 percent are satisfied with the watch, which is higher than the percentage of original iPad and iPhone buyers who...

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12:48
Angry Birds 2 Set for Late July Landing


Six years and more than a dozen spinoffs after Angry Birds first took flight, the game finally will receive a proper sequel on July 30, Rovio announced last week. The details are scant, but Angry Birds 2 apparently will be "bigger, badder and birdier," going by a tweet from Rovio. Rovio hasn't specified if Angry Birds 2 will launch on both Android and iOS, but the company indicated that the game will hit "app stores," plural. Exclusivity could hurt a company that's still searching for it's next massive hit.

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12:45
Pixelmator for iOS just got better

Pixelmator for iOS just keeps getting better. In the latest release, the guys added Dynamic Touch, which lets users adjust the brush size of all Retouch tools by painting with their tip or a larger area of their finger; the Pixelmator for Mac repairing algorithm has been added to iOS; and they published the Pixelmator for iOS User Guide and video tutorials.

This is one of my favorite apps and companies. Just go buy their software.

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12:18
NFL will bring on-demand games to Apple TV for the...

The NFL is about to retire Game Rewind, a paid service for users in the US that offers online streaming and apps for on-demand NFL games, and replace it with a revamped version of its Game Pass service that will bring full, on-demand games to Apple TV for the first time. Previously the Game Pass service was only available to users internationally and not available on Apple TV.

A note on the NFL’s webpage for Game Rewind warns users that “as of July 31, 2015 Game Rewind will no longer be available.” The message, however, notes that users will be able to access games with “the all new NFL Game...

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11:53
NFL 'Game Pass' With On-Demand Game...

The NFL has long offered various packages that let football enthusiasts watch games on their mobile devices, but it's always been difficult to get that content on the Apple TV. That may be changing, however, according to a website dedicated to a revamped Game Pass program that the NFL plans to debut later this summer.

For viewers in the United States, the NFL currently offers Game Rewind, with access to on-demand NFL games after they air on broadcast television. As of July 31, 2015, Game Rewind is being discontinued in favor of Game Pass, a consolidated service that will offer all 256 NFL season games on-demand as well as access to live out-of-market preseason games.

Game Pass access will be added to the existing NFL Mobile app on the iPhone and the iPad, and the website indicates Game Pass content will also be...

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11:39
Bloom County returns, Breathed apparently an ardent...

You can’t keep a good man down.

Not only is legendary comic creator Berkeley Breathed back, but, after a 25 year respite, he’s brought Bloom County with him thanks to an assortment of Macs on his desk.

And it is nifty.

However you may feel about life, politics, dandelions, Herring Yummies brand snack treats, Opus the penguin, assorted hair toupees and the Donald, you can follow the new strips at Breathed’s Facebook page.

As always, let us know what you think in the comments.

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10:48
Five More Apple Music Tips

We have more Apple Music tips to share: how to create and share playlists, sorting out Apple Music tracks from the rest of your collection, catching up on Beats 1 shows, using Apple Music songs for alarms, and playing sound effects with Siri.

 

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10:44
Apple Expands Seattle Presence With New Lease at Two...

Apple has agreed to lease office space in the Two Union Square skyscraper in downtown Seattle, according to Bloomberg. The report claims that Apple will occupy the 44th floor and half of the 45th floor in the 56-story office building, which is a roughly 30,000-square-foot space that can house 120 to 200 employees based on standard corporate leasing ratios.

Seattle has become a hotbed recently for Silicon Valley companies because of its talent pool and lower cost of living compared with the San Francisco Bay Area, with Amazon, Facebook, Google and Alibaba Group among the tech giants with offices in the region. Apple opened its first engineering office in the city last year after acquiring Union Bay Networks.

Apple has hired more than 9,000 employees in the last...

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10:38
Troi Automatisering releases Troi File Plug-in 8.0.3...

Troi Automatisering has released Troi File Plug-in 8.0.3 for FileMaker Pro 14. It's a maintenance update of the plug-in for manipulating external files and folders directly from FileMaker Pro. In this version Troi implemented drag and drop functionality for the 64-bit version of FileMaker 14 on OS X. They also updated the drag and drop example file and made a small improvement to the DataIn example file.

A fully functional demo version of Troi File Plug-in 8.0.3 is available for downloading at Troi's Web site (http://tinyurl.com/35alat6). Licenses cost US$99 per user..

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10:36
Apple faces new class-action suit over refurbished...

A newly-filed class action lawsuit accuses Apple of breaching contract by failing to provide new -- or "equivalent to new" -- devices when offering up replacement hardware under AppleCare+ warranties.

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10:17
“Take Control of iTunes 12: The FAQ” Answers Apple...

If you have questions about Apple Music, or about iTunes 12 in general, check out Kirk McElhearn’s just-published “Take Control of iTunes 12: The FAQ.”

 

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10:00
Apple Watch helps make navigating a new city easy...

Nothing says “I’m a tourist,” or worse, “Mug me, I’m not paying attention” like staring at a map on your phone. Apple Watch lets me avoid that scenario and still navigate someplace new.

I spent this past weekend in New York City, visiting family. My wife, my kids and I visit every summer, and we're getting to know our way around (Espresso 77 is a favorite stop in Queens). Still, it's a massive city and I've often depended on my iPhone for walking directions. As I explained above, that's good and bad.

It's very nice to have what amounts to a pocket-sized GPS receiver at hand. With a few taps, I've got a route to our destination. That's great, but I dislike holding my phone and staring at it while in unfamiliar and often very crowded neighborhoods. This is where the Apple Watch is a shining star.

Last Saturday, we had to walk from Times Square to the foot of Central Park. It's pretty much a straight shot, but I...

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10:00
Apple Watch tops original iPhone, iPod in customer...

Wristly has shared data which demonstrates that 97% of Apple Watch customers are satisfied with the device, in comparison to 92% of original iPhone owners and 91% of those who owned an original iPad.

Wristly is a research firm intent on gathering the "unique native insights" gleaned from using an Apple Watch. The group gathers volunteers and routinely asks them questions pertaining to the device. 800 subjects took part in the group's Apple Watch satisfaction survey.

This is unofficial research, of course, but interesting none the less.

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09:50
TrendForce: Samsung topped global smartphone...

The latest analysis from the global market research firm TrendForce (www.trendforce.com) finds smartphone shipments in the second quarter of 2015 grew 1.9% over the previous quarter to 304 million units. Samsung tops global shipments, while Apple is expected to maintain its high sales record with the next-generation iPhone in the second half of 2015, according to the research group.

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09:22
“Shrinkage” problem lands Apple in legal hot water...

A federal judge has ruled that Apple must defend a class-action trial, to begin in January, representing thousands of Apple store workers. The employees claim they had to spend as much as 20 minutes off the clock having their bags searched to combat employee theft—known as "shrinkage"—every time they left the premises.

According to US District Judge William Alsup's ruling: (PDF)

In stores where searches were performed by the manager on duty, some employees say they had to scour the store to find a manager and wait until that manager finished with other duties, such as assisting a customer. Where searches were performed by a security guard, some employees had to wait until a security guard became available. Some employees sometimes had to wait in line. Employee estimates of the duration of the whole process, including both searches and wait...

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09:20
Unknown Wristly Research Claims Apple Watch User...

There's buzz in the Apple Community today over a survey noting that 97% of Apple Watch users are satisfied with the device.

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09:13
Analysts bullish ahead of Apple's Q3 results,...

Analyst sentiment is generally high ahead of Apple's third-quarter earnings announcement -- due on Tuesday -- calling for numbers that could beat both official guidance as well as Wall Street consensus, mostly on the strength of iPhone sales that could near or top 50 million.

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09:09
Spotify challenges Apple Music's superior...

Apple Music has garnered some decidedly mixed reviews, but one thing every critic can agree on: The streaming service’s daily recommendations of human-curated playlists are undeniably awesome.

But not so fast, says Spotify. The top streaming service is now using algorithms to serve up a personalized playlist, Discover Weekly, to prove it knows you at least as well as Apple Music—and maybe better.

I put my Spotify membership on hold to give Apple Music’s free three-month trial a shot, but I still haven’t decided which service deserves my allegiance. I love Apple Music’s playlists, especially the constantly changing ones it recommends to me in the app’s For You tab. Spotify understands that it’s not enough to offer the same...

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09:00
Microsoft positioned as a Leader in Gartner’s 2015...

Today’s post was written by Rajesh Jha, corporate vice president for Office 365 and Outlook.

Gartner recently published the 2015 Magic Quadrant for Secure Email Gateways, positioning Microsoft in the Leaders Quadrant. The Magic Quadrant represents Gartner’s evaluation of our completeness of vision and ability to execute in the market. We believe this positioning is a reflection of the value we’re delivering to our customers and the strength of our product vision. Microsoft has a number of services that are evaluated in this report including: Exchange Online Protection (EOP), Exchange Online Advanced Threat Protection (ATP), Data Loss Prevention (DLP) and Office 365 Message Encryption, which are part of the Office 365 suite and include other security and compliance services as well.

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09:00
Calling all artists: The 7th annual Pogo Art Contest...

Since 2009, Ten One Design has held the Pogo Art Contest. No, it has nothing to do with the classic comic strip, but has everything to do with Ten One's Pogo line of iPhone and iPad styluses. The art contest is now open for entries, and digital artists have until August 31 to submit their works. 

The judged competition is free to enter and is sponsored by the developers of a number of the apps used to draw and paint the works of art: Corel Painter 2015, ArtRage, Procreate,...

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08:46
Apple Watch Still Waiting On App Developers

An anonymous reader writes: It's been almost three months since the Apple Watch launched, and the tiny device hasn't taken people's wrists by storm. That's not to say it's a failure — experts estimate Apple has sold between three and five million of them, and we may get more detailed sales information during their earnings call, tomorrow. But many major app developers are still missing from the Watch's catalog, and Apple doesn't have a good way of roping them into the new section of its ecosystem. "I don't know if we could get it all in there in a way that feels good and works well," said a Facebook executive. "Why would you look at a small picture when you can look at a large one on your phone?" said Snapchat's CEO. The app rush that hit phones and tablets is dampened for the Watch. For now, all Apple can do is improve their development toolkit and hope coders can figure out useful new wrist-based interactions.

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Bandai Namco has released Pac-Man Championship Edition DX on iOS and Android, which features the classic arcade gameplay that we've all grown to love. Pac-Man Championship Edition DX can be enjoyed in much shorter bursts than the arcade versions... | Read more »
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