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Monday November 16

First Apple Pencil Orders in the U.S. Now '...

Though the iPad Pro has been widely available in Apple retail stores since its launch last Wednesday, supplies of the Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard have been much more limited. At launch, there were no Apple Pencils or Smart Keyboards available for purchase in the U.S. with in-store pickup, and the first online orders listed delivery dates of November 19 at the earliest, more than a week after the iPad Pro became available.

As of today, pre-order customers with some of the earliest upcoming estimated delivery dates are seeing some movement with their orders, receiving notifications that their Apple Pencils are now preparing for shipment. MacRumors reader Jose's Apple Pencil is preparing to ship with an estimated delivery date of November 20 to November 24, and there are a few other reports of Apple Pencil...

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Rare manufacturing error leaves iPad Pro with gold...

iPad Pro officially launched last week to the public after initially being announced back in September. The device launched in Apple’s standard trio of color choices, as well: silver, gold, and Space Gray. As with all Apple products, the Touch ID ring found on the Space Gray model is black, while the ring is gold on the gold model and silver on the silver model, just like you’d expect. At least one user, however, has received an iPad Pro with a different color combination…

A 9to5Mac reader has shared the above image and the video blow that both clearly show a silver iPad Pro featuring a gold Touch ID ring. The reader purchased his iPad Pro through AT&T with LTE and 128GB of storage. Everything else about the iPad is correct – the back is...

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Apple SIM gains Japanese network support through...

More than year after launching on iPad, Apple's flexible multi-carrier Apple SIM officially arrived in Japan on Monday with support from local telecom KDDI, which is partnering with Apple through its "au" mobile network brand.

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Facebook to Broaden Use of Safety Check in Disasters

Facebook faced a social media firestorm this weekend for deploying its safety check tool during Friday's terrorist attacks in Paris. The decision prompted users to ask why the technology was not deployed during similar incidents in other regions. During the rapidly unfolding Mumbai-style attacks that killed at least 129 people in Paris, large numbers of residents and visitors to the city used social media to let loved ones and officials know they were hiding from the ISIS gunmen, injured, or safe and out of harm's way.

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Pandora acquires 'key assets' from Rdio,...

The streaming music industry is about to lose a player and gain a platform. On Monday, Pandora announced plans to acquire “key assets” from on-demand streaming service Rdio, which is seeking bankruptcy protection and will wind down its current business.

The deal, for $75 million in cash, covers Rdio’s technology and intellecutal property, and Pandora says it will be offering jobs to many members of Rdio’s team. Pandora isn’t buying Rdio’s entire business for a couple of reasons: First, to launch an on-demand streaming service like Spotify or Apple Music, Pandora will have to make its own licensing deals with the record labels, because Rdio’s deals aren’t transferable. Second, Pandora executives explained in a Monday conference call that Rdio is financially “challenged,” and would have been a drain on Pandora.

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About the security content of iOS 8.4

This document describes the security content of iOS 8.4.

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About the security content of OS X Yosemite v10.10.4...

This document describes the security content of OS X Yosemite v10.10.4 and Security Update 2015-005.

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Google disables support for third-party keyboards in...

Third-party keyboards have been supported on iOS since version 8 shipped last year, but even today they’re still often plagued by poor performance and other issues related to Apple’s implementation. Today, Google has released a Chrome for iOS update that disables support for third-party keyboards entirely because of such issues.

It’s not clear which issues exactly were behind this decision, as the company only lists a very broad description of the problem: “Third-party keyboards have been disabled due to crashes caused by a bug in iOS 9.”

The update, which brings the app to version 46.0.2490.85, also includes a fix for a display bug with the app’s location/search bar.

We’ve reached out to Google for a comment on when...

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AWT News Update: November 16, 2015

In today's roundup of Apple news:

  • Apple taps Foursquare as a data provider for Apple Maps
  • Two of the early Mac interface designers don't like Apple's current UI designs
  • Want an Apple Pencil? Take a look at eBay
  • A San Diego, CA Apple Store gets its hand slapped and must wear a badge of shame
  • Apple making a lot of iPhone profits

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Hi, I’m Steve Sande from Apple World Today, and this is the AWT News Update for November 16, 2015. 

Do you wonder where Apple gets all of the data that is used in the Maps app? Well,...

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Microsoft Gives Gamers a New Xbox One Experience

Microsoft on Thursday began rolling out the New Xbox One Experience, delivering backward compatibility for Xbox 360 games and updating the user interface to a Windows 10 foundation. Support for legacy Xbox games is the headliner, but the roughly 1.15-GB update includes new social elements baked into a reworked interface. Microsoft could have coordinated the recent launch of a more robust version of the Xbox One with the delivery of the NXOE to sell the package as a new console bundle. Instead, it released the NXOE for free.

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Apple nixes iOS version of popular brightness...

Apple has shut down the iOS version of f.lux, reportedly arguing that the brightness management app violated terms of the Developer Program agreement.

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iPad Pro Review On MacJury!

Honored to have gotten to hang out with @chuckjoiner @jmartellaro and @donmcallister on @macvoices this past Sunday. It was a blast and I look forward to doing more of these!

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ExtraBITS for 16 November 2015

Good news for international travelers this week as Verizon rolls out new, improved international options. Comcast is testing a new streaming video service in the Boston area, T-Mobile is uncapping its LTE network for some video services, the Mac App Store is literally breaking apps, Apple Music lands on Android, and the increasingly chatty Tim Cook shares his thoughts on encryption, the PC’s decline, and Apple’s future in medical devices.


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Pandora snaps up Rdio technology and employees for $...

Streaming music giant Pandora announced it will spend $75 million to acquire technology, intellectual property and talent from on-demand competitor Rdio, which plans to file for bankruptcy as part of the deal.

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Notable apps and app updates for November 16, 2015

On a regular basis, Apple World Today posts a list of notable new apps or app updates that have been released. They may not necessarily be new, but they're popular and deserve mention. Here are today's picks for iOS, tvOS, and Mac OS X:

iOS Apps/Updates

Grapevine-cottage has released Plopp 1.0 with specific 3D touch support for iPhone the 6s and 6s Plus. The $0.99 app simulates bubble wrap and encourages you to press and burst the bubbles. On 3D touch supporting devices, Plopp responds to real user pressure on screen, and uses the taptic engine to give real tactile feedback.

Simply Entertaining Games has announced Flock's 3.0. In the free, side scrolling...

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TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 16...

Notable software releases this week include OmniOutliner 4.4, Type2Phone 3.0, Mactracker 7.5, DEVONagent Lite, Express, and Pro 3.9.3, Quicken 2015 for Mac 2.8, BBEdit 11.1.4, and Pages 5.6.1, Numbers 3.6.1, and Keynote 6.6.1 for Mac.


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Pandora acquiring Rdio for $75 million as the music...

Pandora announced today that it’s acquiring Rdio for $75 million with plans to integrate the competitive music streaming service’s technology into its own service pending the usual government approvals.

In addition to acquiring technology and intellectual property from Rdio, many members of Rdio’s team will be offered roles with Pandora, subject to close of the agreement. The company expects to offer an expanded Pandora listening experience by late 2016

Pandora isn’t planning on continuing the Rdio...

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The prettiest place you’ve never heard of

Dangerous Business:

Alexander Graham Bell once said, “I have travelled around the globe. I have seen the Canadian and American Rockies, the Andes, the Alps and the Highlands of Scotland, but for simple beauty, Cape Breton outrivals them all.”

I’ll admit that I was a bit skeptical of this quote upon first reading it. I mean, the Rockies, the Alps, the Scottish Highlands… those are all pretty impressive and beautiful things. Could a sparsely-populated island in the Canadian Maritimes really compare?

Well, the truth is that it kind of can.

If you’re looking for a vacation full of utterly lovely scenery, wonderful people and great seafood, you can’t go wrong visiting my home province of Nova Scotia. I promise it will surprise and delight you.


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Pandora Acquires 'Key Assets' and...

Two of the biggest Apple Music competitors and most notable names in the streaming music industry are joining forces, with Pandora today announcing its $75 million acquisition of "key assets" from Rdio.

According to a press release on the acquisition, Pandora has gained unspecified "technology and intellectual property," and a number of Rdio's employees will be given roles at Pandora. Pandora plans to use Rdio's assets to "offer fans greater control over the music they love," with an expanded Pandora listening experience set to launch in late 2016, depending on licensing. Pandora wants to become the "go-to destination" for wherever and however its fans want to listen to music.

"The Rdio team built an acclaimed product and technology platform that has consistently led innovation in the...

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Apple now inhaling 94 percent of global smartphone...

Apple's share of total smartphone industry profits grew to 94 percent during the September quarter, up from 85 percent one year ago.

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Waze, WhatsApp & Fantastical 2 join iPhone apps...

A number of popular iOS apps on Monday added support for 3D Touch on the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, including the GPS app Waze, WhatsApp Messenger, and calendar app Fantastical 2.

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Opinion: iPad Pro can’t replace my Retina MacBook,...

When I reviewed the 12-inch MacBook with Retina display earlier this year, my one question was this: could I possibly use such a low power machine reliably for work? For blog posting and editing, switching between chat apps and email, and keeping up with a few Twitter accounts, the single-port MacBook is totally fine, and the Retina display was an upgrade over the dated one on my old MacBook Air.

While I’d like to apply that same question to the iPad Pro, which has a slightly larger display and effectively twice the battery life of my MacBook, the difference in how iOS and OS X handle multitasking and window management currently limit my ability to apply my same workflows from the Mac to the iPad. That didn’t stop me from lusting after the iPad Pro when it hit stores last week. Despite the Pro in its name, I think the new iPad is the best content consumption tablet...

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B&H & Best Buy offering first discounts ($25...

Ahead of the holiday shopping season, the Apple Watch has seen its first-ever discount from authorized resellers, as both B&H Photo Video and Best Buy are offering instant savings on the hot wearable.

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Foursquare now a supplier of business listing data...

Apple Maps has updated its Acknowledgements Page to include Foursquare as a supplier of business listings data, reports Apple Maps Marketing. 

Apple apparently provides data providers traffic data on their listings “so this provides Foursquare with a great reason for businesses to engage with them,” according to Apple Maps Marketing. FourSquare is a local search and discovery service app.

By taking into account the places you go, the things you tell the app that you like, and places/things other folks like, Foursquare provides recommendations of the places to go around a user's current location. There are currently more than 55 global...

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Google to offer deep links to Facebook content...

They say that politics makes strange bedfellows. Sometimes it’s the same in technology, and we have a fresh example with Google and Facebook.

According to a Wall Street Journal report the two companies have apparently struck an agreement that allows Google to index Facebook profiles and other links inside of its search app.

 This also means that publicly-shared content on Facebook can be indexed by Google and show up in search results. Tap on the link and you'll go right to that content in the Facebook app.

Google has been at work on other “deep linking” partnerships to make its search app less of an island on mobile devices.


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UBS sees Apple selling 78.4M iPhones this holiday,...

Investment firm UBS believes Apple will sell a record 78.4 million iPhones this holiday season, easily topping the company's best-ever quarter from a year ago and continuing to eat away at competitor market share.

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FaceTime chats let separated seal couple continue...

In a story that is sure to get a lot of "awwwwws" from readers, we take you today to Sea Life Weymouth (UK) to meet Sija. She's a female seal who met a guy seal by the name of Babyface while at the UK's Cornish Seal Sanctuary, fell in love, and ended up having two pups by Babyface although she was on seal contraceptives. They were split up, but staffers decided they should be able to continue a long-distance romance through FaceTime. Here's Sea Life's Fiona Smith in a short video clip about the story:

There's no word on whether Sija and Babyface will be able to start texting each other with waterproof iPhones. 

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Foursquare joins growing ranks of Apple Maps data...

Social networking service Foursquare is now an official supplier of business listings for Apple Maps, joining Yelp in giving users ratings and reviews for local businesses.

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Waze adds 3D Touch shortcuts on iPhone 6s,...

Last month the popular Waze navigation app on iPhone got a major update with a new design and improvements to reporting traffic issues and sharing arrival times with others. Now Waze is out with its next new version which brings 3D Touch shortcuts to the Home screen icon for iPhone 6s and 6s Plus users. Firmly press on the updated icon to quickly look up an address, share your location with other users, or get directions to your work or home address from your current location. Waze also says the update includes the usual bug fixes and improvements.

Fantastical already features 3D Touch shortcuts from its Home screen icon, and today the calendar and...

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Apple adds Foursquare business listings to Apple Maps

Apple has quietly confirmed that it’s adding business listing information from Foursquare to Apple Maps. The addition was spotted on Apple’s acknowledgements page for Maps listing the various contributors of data for Apple’s mapping service (via Apple Maps Marketing).

It’s unclear exactly how Apple is using Foursquare data, but it’s likely users will begin to notice points of interest related data from the service appearing soon. Apple already partners with various companies for the data and other features it uses in Maps including TomTom, booking.com, TripAdvisor, Yelp and others.

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Please Welcome Lauri Reinhardt

Join us in welcoming TidBITS employee #4. Lauri Reinhardt began her new job today as Director of Customer Service!


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Apple Pay launches in Canada tomorrow on Amex

Our friends north of the border get a taste of Apple Pay starting tomorrow, November 17, when Canadian American Express card users can add their cards to Apple Pay and begin paying for all sorts of products at contactless pay stations.

Website iPhone in Canada reported the news, saying that Amex customer service reps reaffirmed that the launch will take place tomorrow. When Canadian Amex users have tried adding their cards to Apple Pay in recent weeks, they have been told they "couldn't complete the request." 

Canada will be the third country to add Apple Pay support, following the US and UK.

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Pad & Quill: Beautiful wood and leather...

Pad & Quill is offering beautiful wood and leather accessories for iPhone, Apple Watch and more. I have one of their Backpacks and absolutely love it! They are offering Loop readers a 10% discount on any order including the new Minneapolis made Lowry Leather Cuff and Lowry Leather Band for Apple Watch. Code: LOOP15.

Lowry Leather Band Features

  • USA made leather strap for Apple Watch
  • Each craftsman personally signs your strap’s...
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Apple's Top Free Charts Incorrectly Ranking...

Apple's Top Free Charts on some iOS devices appear to be incorrectly ranking Apple apps like iMovie, Pages, Keynote, and Numbers. As discovered by Sensor Tower and shared by TechCrunch, on some iOS devices, the App Store's Top Free Chart lists Pages, Numbers, and Keynote at higher ranks than on the desktop App Store and on other iOS devices.

For example, on an iPad mini 2 and an iPhone 5s, we found iMovie, Keynote, Pages, and Numbers all listed within the top 10 free apps, all at different positions. On an iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Air 2, and iPad Pro, the only Apple app in the top 20 free apps is iTunes U, which also matches up with the...

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iPhone 6s owners report losing messages, recent...

Some people picking up a replacement iPhone 6s are finding that their Messages and Recent Calls data is missing after restoring from iCloud, according to numerous complaints.

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Withings rounds out its stylish activity-tracking...

Withings isn’t trying to compete with smartwatches with its Activité line of activity trackers. Instead, the French company is targeting style-conscious shoppers who don’t want rubbery bands on their wrist lighting up with garish LED step counts. The latest addition to the Activité family is the Activité Steel, as classy a fitness tracker as you’ll find for $170.

The Steel is similar to the Activité Pop, but trades the Pop’s candy-coated looks and PVD-coated bezel for a black silicone strap, black watch face, and stainless steel trim. It’s also slightly pricier than the $150 Pop, but significantly less expensive than the $450 Activité, which has a luxurious calf leather band and sapphire dome watch face. The entire Activité line is designed with the aesthetics of Swiss timepieces...

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Review: Anker’s PowerCore+ 20100 can fully recharge...

It’s no secret that Anker’s power accessories are some of the very best options available in their respective categories: its affordable, powerful wall chargers, car chargers, and battery packs have become sensations over the last couple of years. Heading into the holidays, Anker has debuted a fantastic option for both iPad and Retina MacBook users — the new PowerCore+ 20100 ($70).

Redesigned and improved from...

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FoldersSynchronization for Mac OS X revved to...

Softobe (www.softobe.com) has unveiled FoldersSynchronizer 4.3, an update to their tool to sync and backup on OS X.

It lets you sync and backup files, folders, disks and boot disks. It grants several options like Timers, Multiple Folders, Filters, Exclude Items, Auto-Mount Volumes, AppleScripts, Conflicts Management, File Copy Preview, execute an incremental or an exact copy, include locked files, log files and more.

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Apple Maps Now Using 'Business Listings'...

As of October, Foursquare has become one of the companies that contribute data to Apple's Maps app, providing information on "Business listings data." This likely includes details on restaurants, retail stores, and other venues, given Foursquare's focus on unearthing the "best places to eat, drink, shop, or visit in any city in the world.

Rumors about a data sharing deal between Foursquare and Apple first surfaced in 2012, but Apple Maps Marketing, a site that keeps an eye on Apple's Maps partners, notes that Foursquare was not added as a partner until October 22.

For those unfamiliar with Foursquare, it's essentially a Yelp competitor that helps people find nearby...

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Google offers 1TB of Drive storage, other perks in...

Google’s Local Guides program for Google Maps is offering perks in a bid to bulk up the number of reviews.

Those who contribute reviews, photos, and other details to Google Maps can now earn 1TB of Drive storage, early access to new Google products, and other freebies.

To do so, Google says you’ll need to sign up for the Local Guides program and start sharing your opinions through Google Maps via the Android and iOS apps. 

You can keep track of your rewards level and add in new insights through the Contributions tab inside of Google Maps. Reviews you submit tend to show up right away, though photo submissions will often sit on hold and are reviewed by a human before they go live, just to ensure nothing sinister makes its way onto a map. Along with reviews and photos, you can earn points for correcting errors or...

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Apple sued (again) for failing to properly warn...

Another day, another lawsuit. Apple has been hit with a second class action lawsuit claiming that the company failed to properly warn users that the new Wi-Fi Assist feature in iOS 9 will use data from their cellular plan.

Last month plaintiffs William Scott Phillips and Suzanne Schmidt Phillips sued Apple alleging that because of costs related to Wi-Fi Assist, the "overall amount in controversy exceeds" $5 million. Plaintiff William B. Cottrell has sued for basically the same thing in a lawsuit filed with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. 

Once users update to iOS 9, Wi-Fi Assist is turned on by default. Its goal is ensure a smooth Internet experience, switching to cellular data in the event that the user is connected to a weak Wi-Fi signal. AppleInsider...

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Apple’s iPad Pro Pencil delays lead scalpers to seek...

With the accessory in short supply at Apple Stores, the new Apple Pencil stylus for the iPad Pro is listed for as high as $400 on eBay, four times the $99 sticker price through Apple.

Most models of Apple’s new 12.9-inch iPad Pro launched last week are available at Apple Stores and shipping for online orders in 1-7 days, but accessories for the device are harder to find. Despite Apple’s new Smart Keyboard case and...

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9to5Toys Last Call: Apple Watch $50 off (from $299...

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Elgato Eve Room, Eve Weather home weather sensors...

Anyone who has followed Apple World Today or TUAW for any length of time knows that I have a few passions in life; wine, baseball, home automation, and weather. The last two aren't as fun as the first two, but at least I can write about them here. I've always hoped for the day that I'd be able to ask Siri questions about my home environment, and that day is finally here with the Elgato Eve Room (US$79.95) and Eve Weather ($49.95) sensors.


Elgato did a beautiful job of designing these two sensors that are attractive enough to fit with any decor. They're both clean, white boxes with rounded corners, and inside is the electronic circuitry that senses weather and home environmental factors, then beams it via Bluetooth Smart to  your iPhone or iPad.

Both devices run off of AA...

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Apple predicted to launch A9-powered 4-inch iPhone...

Yet another report claims that Apple is planning to refresh its 4-inch iPhone model with revamped hardware next year, and with an earlier than usual timeframe.

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Killer Deal: Free Apple Magic Mouse 2 and 25-100%...

AI's holiday exclusives continue: For the next 10 days, grab a Free Apple Magic Mouse 2 and free AppleCare on key 15" MacBook Pros, a free Magic Mouse 2 and 50% off AppleCare on key 13" MacBook Airs and Pros, and a free Magic Mouse and 25-50% off all other 13" and 15" MacBook models. Plus free shipping and no sales tax in 48 states.

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Tim Cook: The Irish Independent interview

Some highlights, especially interesting questions on privacy.

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No, Apple won't make an iPad-Mac hybrid, Tim...

Apple CEO Tim Cook caused a minor kerfuffle last week while promoting the iPad Pro in an interview with a British newspaper when he asked, “Why would you buy a PC anymore? No really, why would you buy one?”

The question baffled Mac users, and seemed to suggest that Apple might one day phase out the Mac—or combine it with the iPad to make a hybrid device similar to Microsoft’s new Surface Book. Cook clarified the meaning behind his question in a new interview with the Irish Independent, telling the newspaper that Macs and PCs are not the same. Snark on PCs aside, Cook said he understands that some people need desktops and notebooks, while for others, a powerful tablet like the...

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Tim Cook: Apple won’t create ‘converged’ MacBook and...

Tim Cook addresses the idea of merging OS X and iOS.

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Some iPad Pros Unresponsive After Charging,...

A growing number of users on the Apple Support Communities, MacRumors discussion forums and social media have reported issues with the iPad Pro becoming unresponsive after being charged for a lengthy amount of time, forcing affected users to perform a hard restart to turn the device back on.

MacRumors forum member "BizzaroClark" claims that, on multiple occasions, his iPad Pro has "appeared frozen" and "will not wake" after being charged. After hard resetting the iPad Pro, he said the device has 100% battery life. Dozens of users have shared similar experiences over the past five days.At least twice I have left my iPad Pro plugged in, once over night, and once during work. When I returned to my iPad it appeared...

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American Express states that Apple Pay will launch...

For those of you to the north, Apple Pay will launch in Canada starting tomorrow.

Apple Pay is expected to expand to its third market this week, launching in Canada this Tuesday, November 17th. As previously announced, Apple Pay will be launching through an exclusive partnership with American Express, initially limiting the reach of Apple’s payments service in the country.

The word has come down from American Express, which indicates that Apple partnered with the credit card company to help speed up discussions with major Canadian banks and other credit card companies.

Beyond Canada, Apple is also partnering with American Express to...

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Two Former Apple Designers Lace into Apple for...

In a new lengthy Fast Company article we find two former Apple designers accusing Apple of abandoning the design principles that made it great.

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Tim Cook: Apple Won't Create 'Converged...

LichtSpektren writes: In an interview with Independent.ie, Apple CEO Tim Cook has stated that Apple is currently not looking to create an iPad that runs Mac OS X. "We feel strongly that customers are not really looking for a converged Mac and iPad, because what that would wind up doing, or what we're worried would happen, is that neither experience would be as good as the customer wants. So we want to make the best tablet in the world and the best Mac in the world. And putting those two together would not achieve either. You'd begin to compromise in different ways." Cook also commented that he does not travel with a Mac anymore, only his iPad Pro and iPhone.


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OmniOutliner 4.4

Adds external linked folders, enabling you to save templates to a folder anywhere on your Mac. ($49.99 new, free update, 23.9 MB)


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Recent Tim Cook comments state that Apple won’t...

The iPad Pro won’t combine a MacBook with an iPad.

So sayeth the Tim over at 1 Infinite Loop.

Last week, Apple CEO Tim Cook declared that the iPad Pro “is a replacement for a notebook or a desktop” for many users. Apple’s iPad Pro mixes together a tablet, keyboard, and stylus like Microsoft’s Surface lineup, but Cook labelled the Surface Book a “diluted” product for “trying to be a tablet and a notebook and it really succeeds at being neither.”

In a recent interview, Cook defended his comments about Apple’s new iPad Pro tablet, stating he was referring to Windows-based notebooks and desktops, not Apple’s own notebook lineup.

“We don’...

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iPad Pro diary day 5: The iPad Pro as a writing tool...

Things have moved on rather a lot since I gave my first impressions and highlighted my core questions in choosing between my existing iPad Air 2 and the iPad Pro. Further usage of it has made it abundantly clear that the iPad Pro cannot replace a standard iPad. It’s ridiculously over-sized for reading or watching Netflix in bed, and there are other times when the smaller version was simply more convenient.

But I do still love that screen! It’s great for casual web-browsing – better than either my MacBooks or iPad Air 2. It’s fantastic for viewing photos. It’s great for ebooks so long as you’re not trying to read them in bed. Magazines are amazing. Netflix is great...

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1Writer: A great text editing companion to the iPad...

Despite my gripes about Apple's crappy launch of the iPad Pro, I am amazed by this device. It's fast, the screen real estate is perfect, and the ability to do side-by-side full-screen apps is... well, like having a really flat OS X machine in your hands. There was one little problem -- other than not having a keyboard to work with right off the bat. My favorite cross-platform text editor, Ulysses, hasn't been updated to work with Split View on iOS 9. I did a little searching around and found a $4.99 app that seemed to fulfill my requirements; 1Writer.

1Writer is everything I want and need in a Markdown editor. Since my memory for those arcane Markdown markup codes is horrible, it has...

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German government probes Apple's audiobook deal...

Germany's Federal Cartel Office is investigating the details of Apple's deal for purchasing audiobooks from Amazon, given the companies' market leading positions, a report said on Monday.

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Foxconn profits rise 11% following Apple's...

Apple supplier Foxconn reported better-than-expected third-quarter earnings on Monday, thanks in part to the debut of the new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, which have continued to grow sales amid slowdown in the smartphone market.

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Apple is still UK’s top storytelling brand

Apple has retained its position as the UK’s top storytelling brand, according to new research by brand storytelling agency AESOP in association with 3Gem Research.3Gem Research. 

The 2015 Brand Storytelling report, now in its third year, surveyed 2,800 UK adults about their views on 154 major brands. Respondents rated all of the brands they were familiar with against nine criteria, including the brands they feel have “a clear sense of purpose and vision,” those that “produce content you want to share or talk about,” and those where “you are intrigued to see what they will do next.” 

Aesop took an average of the scores across all the criteria to create the ranking of the top storytelling brands. Forty-nine percent of those surveyed were “intrigued to see what Apple will do next.” Making the top 10 in the list were: Apple, Macmillan Cancer Support, National Trust, BBC, Xbox, Cancer Research UK, Samsung, Playstation, Google, and...

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My 3,000th Post On Krypted

This is my 3,000th post on Krypted.com. The past 3,000 posts have primarily been about OS X Server, Mac automation, Mac deployment, scripting, iOS deployments, troubleshooting, Xsan, Windows Servers, Exchange Server, Powershell, security, and other technical things that I have done in my career. I started the site in response to a request from my first publisher. But it took on a mind of its own. And I’m happy with the way it’s turned out.

My life has changed a lot over these past 11 years. I got married and then I got divorced. I now have a wonderful daughter. I became a partner and the Chief Technology Officer of 318 and helped to shape it into what was the largest provider of Apple services, I left Los Angeles and moved to Minnesota, left 318 to help start up a new MDM for small businesses at JAMF Software called Bushel, and...

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Horrific Terror Attacks in France will Bring Next-...

In light of the recent terrorist attacks in Paris, this issue of unbreakable encryption is going to be revisited by all governments and Apple will be under the gun once again to help in the fight against ISIL (or ISIS) at this point in history.

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Khronos releases OpenCL 2.1 and SPIR-V 1.0 spec

The Khronos Group, an open consortium of leading hardware and software companies, has announced the ratification and public release of the OpenCL 2.1 and SPIR-V 1.0 specifications for heterogeneous parallel computation.

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Canadian Apple Pay launch set for Nov. 17, credit...

Apple Pay's Canadian launch is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 17, according to customer service representatives with American Express.

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Apple to power all of Singapore operations on...

Apple has struck a deal to power all of its Singapore operations with renewable energy, reports Reuters (http://tinyurl.com/o926259). It will be the first company in the city to run exclusively on renewable energy.

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Foxconn Surprises Analysts with Bigger-than-Expected...

Apple's main iPhone assembler Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. reported new iPhone orders powered a bigger-than-expected rise in Foxconn Technology Group’s third-quarter net profit ...

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Apple will be the first company in Singapore to run...

Apple announced on Sunday that it has struck a deal to power all of its Singapore operations with renewable energy, reports Reuters. It will be the first company in the city to run exclusively on renewable energy.

Starting in January, solar energy developer Sunseap Group will provide Apple with 100 percent renewable electricity from its portfolio of solar energy systems built atop more than 800 buildings in Singapore. The Apple partnership will also give Sunseap financing to complete the solar project, Lisa Jackson, Apple's vice president of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives, told Reuters. She says the project was a model in "urban greening" and said it would allow Singaporeans "to get access to energy while we meet our own renewable energy goals.”

Last month Apple s announced two new programs aimed at reducing the carbon...

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Apple Signs Deal with Sunseap to Power Future...

Sunseap stated in a press release that Apple reached agreement to power its expanding operations in Singapore with solar energy ...

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Tim Cook Says Apple Won't Create '...

While the iPad Pro further bridges the gap between iOS and OS X, and notebooks and tablets as a whole, Apple CEO Tim Cook recently told the Irish Independent that Apple is not interested in creating a "converged Mac and iPad."

“We feel strongly that customers are not really looking for a converged Mac and iPad,” said Cook. “Because what that would wind up doing, or what we’re worried would happen, is that neither experience would be as good as the customer wants. So we want to make the best tablet in the world and the best Mac in the world. And putting those two together would not achieve either. You’d begin to compromise in different ways.”Instead, Cook said Apple wants to create the best possible Mac and iPad, suggesting that both products have a strong future. The chief executive is "bullish" about the reverse of declining iPad sales in...

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German Anti-Cartel Watchdog Examining Amazon-Apple...

Several sources including Reuters and Bloomberg are reporting this morning that Germany's anti-cartel watchdog said Monday that it is examining if a deal between Amazon's subsidiary Audible.com and Apple ...

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When You Follow, It Helps To Close Your Eyes At First

In a Tango class recently, I had to follow. I’m much more used to leading, and I kept bumping into people. Not my best moment. But then my instructor said something that turned out to be very wise advice: “close your eyes.” All of a sudden, everything just kicked into place and I was on the other side of a Tango dance, easily imagining how legs can get kicked out and intertwined and how the whole thing just works. It also helped me lead better. I finally understood that you have to be forcefully charging ahead, or you mess up the rhythm of the follower.

The same can be true in business. I used to find that new employees at my old company always had 20 things to tell us that we should be doing better. Most of these things had been tried, or deprecated over time. Many employees came from smaller companies who didn’t need checks, balances, and documentation like we did. Many came from larger companies, who needed a lot of those same checks, balances, and documentation that we...

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OS X + iOS = AppleOS, one app to rule them all

Some folks disagree, but I think that in time, Mac OS X and iOS will merge into one operating system. AppleOS anyone? In a 2014 readwrite article, journalist Dave Smith predicted that the rumored (at the time) iPad Pro would be the first step in the merging of Mac OS X and iOS. I think he's correct in his premise, if not in some of the specifics.

Smith said that developers and other experts readwrite had spoken to were intrigued by the notion of a hybrid device that offers the best of the company's desktop and mobile experiences. Some believed the device would be a large iPad with a built-in keyboard aimed at professionals that can handle applications built for both iOS and OS X, and have the ability to switch between touchscreen and keyboard input. Or perhaps it’s the “MacPad” hybrid device hinted at in an Apple patent (see separate article).

Though OS X and iOS (which is actually a mobile version of OS X)...

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Will Apple Beat the Enterprise Curse?

Given that it is basically a big iPad with a better keyboard option and stylus support, the iPad Pro has been getting decent reviews. It can be classified as a first-generation product -- and as such, it does far better than most. However, there have been a huge number of companies in Apple's space that have gone under or stalled when they switched from focusing exclusively on the consumer and tried to do IT. In fact, I can't really point to any firm that has done that well.

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Type2Phone 3.0

Updates the user interface and improves keyboard shortcuts for the utility that lets you type on your iOS devices from your Mac. ($9.99 new, free update, 0.6 MB)


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Apple to be first company in Singapore to power all...

Apple has announced that it will power all of its operations in Singapore from solar energy, the first company in the city-state to do so. The scheme will also provide electricity to around 9,000 public-owned homes.

CNET reports that Apple is partnering with local clean energy provide Sunseap.

The Cupertino consumer electronics giant has partnered with Singapore’s largest clean energy provider, Sunseap Group, who will provide power to Apple’s 2,500-person corporate campus and retail store. Energy will be obtained from solar panels laid on the rooftops of 800 buildings.

Retail head Angela Ahrendts also confirmed to The Strait Times earlier reports that it is opening its first Apple Store in...

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Facebook to widen use of Safety Check tool after...

Facebook’s Safety Check tool to help users alert friends about their safety was activated for the first time after a terror attack in Paris on Friday, with a large number of users reporting they had benefited from it.

But that move drew widespread criticism online that the company had been partial, as it had not activated the feature in other locations recently hit in terror attacks, notably the twin attacks in Beirut on Thursday.

The social networking company was also criticized for releasing a photo filter that allowed users to show support for the people of Paris using the colors of the French flag on their profile pictures, with some people online charging the company with double-standards for not releasing similar filters for the...

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Perhaps we need a MacPad hybrid running Mac OS X

As much as I like my iPad Pro, it would be easier to get work done if the 12.9-inch tablet were running Mac OS X instead of iOS because of its more mature multitasking features. I’m dubious such a device will ever escape from their labs, but Apple has been granted a patent (number 9176536) for a hybrid tablet/laptop. 

Dubbed “wireless display for electronic devices,” the patent involves a computer and a display that can be removed. Think of it as the reverse iPad Pro. Instead of a tablet with an attachable keyboard, it’s a computer with a detachable screen.

The invention’s base includes a processor, a base wireless chip, and a power source. The display includes a screen for displaying a video output, a display wireless chip in communicating with the base wireless chip, and a power wireless chip in communication with the power source. 

The base wireless chip transmits data from the processor to the display. Also, when the...

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Kool Tools: ScanSnap Sync

Fujitsu’s (www.fujitsu.com) ScanSnap Sync makes it easy for ScanSnap scanner users to access and manage their scanned documents across multiple devices.

When scanning to an iOS or Android mobile device with the “ScanSnap Connect” app or launching ScanSnap Organizer on a Mac or PC documents are automatically synchronized with supported cloud services, utilizing the ScanSnap Sync application. Customers can then make edits to the documents and those changes are synchronized back to the mobile device when stored in the preconfigured ScanSnap Sync folder.

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Smart home device adoption highest among 25-34...

New research from Parks Associates (www.parksassociates.com) shows U.S. broadband households with a head of household ages 25-34 have the highest adoption rate for smart home devices at nearly 30 percent.

Among heads of household ages 35-44, adoption is only 21 percent, but they own the highest number of smart home product categories, with an average of two different smart products. Networked security cameras, smart thermostats, and smart door locks are the leading categories of smart home devices.

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I’ve ditched my MacBook and iPad Air 2 for an iPad...

In an interview with The Telegraph about the iPad Pro, Apple CEO Tim Cook said, ”I think if you're looking at a PC, why would you buy a PC anymore? No really, why would you buy one?” Actually, there are several good reasons to pick a Mac instead of an iPad Pro— bigger screen possibilities, more connection options, an operating system (Mac OS X) that’s more sophisticated for multitasking, and the fact that the 27-inch iMac with Retina display is the best darn computer ever made. 

The iPad Pro isn’t a viable replacement for a computer for folks who need to run power intensive programs or who need to run lots of apps simultaneously. Still, both it and the 12-inch MacBook are solid choices as secondary computers. 

So, assuming you want a second computer to complement your main Mac, which should you choose? 


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Tim Cook again rules out converged Mac and iPad,...

Apple CEO Tim Cook has ruled out the possibility of Apple merging iOS and OS X to create a single category of device. Speaking to the Irish Independent, Cook said that such a device would be too compromised.

“We feel strongly that customers are not really looking for a converged Mac and iPad,” said Cook. “Because what that would wind up doing, or what we’re worried would happen, is that neither experience would be as good as the customer wants. So we want to make the best tablet in the world and the best Mac in the world. And putting those two together would not achieve either. You’d begin to compromise in different ways.”

He said that some were reading too much into the way Apple has brought the two...

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Apple Pay coming to Canada tomorrow for American...

According to the iPhone in Canada blog, American Express representatives have confirmed that eligible American Express bank cards will be able to use Apple Pay from tomorrow in the country, Tuesday November 17th. Apple announced on its last earnings call that American Express would lead the expansion of Apple Pay beyond the UK and US, with Canada and Australia coming by end of year and Spain, Singapore and Hong Kong to be added in 2016.

The exact launch date for Apple Pay in Australia is still...

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Mactracker 7.5

Adds detailed information about all recent hardware and operating system releases, including the fourth-generation Apple TV, iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, iOS 9, and OS X 10.11 El Capitan. (Free, 37.7 MB)


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Recommandations sur la cueillette de 2015 robes de...

Forums: SoftwareTags: robes de soirée

Insertion autour de la plus belle robe de mariée va être la prochaine plus mémorable particulier pour vos épouses soient. Sinon, ça va devenir maux de tête afin qu'ils puissent choisir les robes de mariage de concepteur captivants. Il existe de nombreux types à l'intérieur des robes de mariage de concepteur à l'intérieur de 12 semaines 2015. Tous les temps à ramasser 2015 robes de mariage de concepteur, les épouses particulières d'être doivent être conscients au sujet de certains principes.

La substance particulière pourrait être le cœur et l'âme de vos robes de mariage de concepteur. Il est en fait le variée particulière qui détermine...

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Pop-up sensor would give robot surgeons a sense of...

Robotic surgery is no longer the stuff of science fiction. However, these robots can't really feel their way around -- the need for super-small mechanisms rules out existing approaches to touch. That's where Harvard researchers might come to save t...

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Sunday November 15

Apple's Tim Cook says a converged MacBook and...

Apple CEO Tim Cook isn't sold on the Surface, and the company doesn't plan on bringing together its MacBook or iPad into a single product like Microsoft's computing device, either. In an interview with the Irish Independent, Cook said: "We feel str...

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Apple will not 'converge' iPad and MacBook...

It has long been speculated that Apple's iPad and MacBook would one day come together in a hybrid device, but Apple CEO Tim Cook put those rumors to bed on Sunday, saying converged machines come with inherent compromises.

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DEVONagent Lite, Express, and Pro 3.9.3

DEVONagent Pro improves compatibility with OS X 10.11 El Capitan, and all three editions improve VoiceOver support. (Free/$4.95/$49.95, free updates)


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Quicken 2015 for Mac 2.8

Ends support for receiving updates through the Mac App Store, and requires version 2.7 or later due to addition of multi-factor authentication. ($74.99 new, free update)


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Apple forges deal to run all Singapore operations on...

Apple on Sunday announced a deal that will see its Singapore operations fully powered by solar energy, expanding on similar efforts in countries like the U.S. and China, and also confirmed an upcoming local Apple Store that will be the first in Southeast Asia.

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Computers learn how to spot hidden facial expressions

Machines are good at spotting obvious emotions like smiles, but they're not so hot at detecting the extremely brief microexpressions that reveal when people are covering up their true feelings. They may have a keener eye in the future, though: res...

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Apple Pay Launching in Canada With American Express...

Apple Pay is expected to expand to its third market this week, launching in Canada this Tuesday, November, 17, reports iPhone in Canada. As previously announced, Apple Pay will be launching through an exclusive partnership with American Express, initially limiting the reach of Apple's payments service in the country.

According to American Express, the service is set to launch this Tuesday, November 17, 2015. Customer service representatives we spoke with confirmed the date over the phone numerous times, and is in line with what you’ve told us as well.As reported by The Globe and Mail last month, sources indicate Apple partnered with American Express in order to expedite the...

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MetroPCS site flaw exposed the data of 10 million...

It's not just hacks that put your personal data out in the open -- sometimes, it's just poor coding. Security researchers Eric Taylor and Blake Welsh have shown Motherboard a MetroPCS website bug that, until it was fixed this month, made it easy t...

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Ben Heck's Raspberry S-Pi Cam Part 2

This week on The Ben Heck Show, Ben completes his spy gear project to stop the evil Pieface from spraying radioactive pie filling all over the world. Ben puts the finishing touches on his hidden camera lunchbox by adding the Raspberry Pi 2, a batt...

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Huawei can quick-charge your phone without hurting...

That fast-charging smartphone you just bought has a dirty secret: more likely than not, it's reducing the lifespan or capacity of the battery to get that breakneck speed. Huawei doesn't think you should have to compromise, though. It just showed o...

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Airbnb helps Paris attack victims' families...

Facebook isn't the only internet giant offering a helping hand in the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks. Airbnb has launched a portal that helps anyone affected by the attacks find (or offer) a free place to stay. If you're determined to meet w...

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The iPad Pro is the best tablet ever made

Like many I was surprised last week when Apple opened up preorders for the iPad Pro and had them available in the Apple Store. I arrived at the store early and soon had a gold iPad Pro in hands, complete with 128GB of storage and LTE onboard.

I'm still waiting for the Apple Smart Keyboard which was surprisingly not in stock when I picked up the iPad Pro. I had a Logi CREATE Keyboard Case with me which I believe may be better than Apple's keyboard.

I've been using the iPad Pro exclusively since the purchase and it is a fantastic work system. The large display, keyboard, and productive Split View have worked well for me, far better than other tablets.

One of the factors making the iPad Pro such a good work system for me was unexpected. That's how tall the iPad Pro display is compared to other tablets and laptops. It's almost a couple of inches taller and I'm able to see much more information at a time than on my MacBook Air. This is a real boon to my routine,...

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Shopping with Amazon Dash buttons made me less...

If you're like me, you've made a trip to the grocery store with a list full of items only to return frustrated. You forgot toilet paper. Or soap. Or laundry detergent. Whatever it may be, we've all arrived back at home to realize we neglected to pi...

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I let Google's Autoreply feature answer my...

Google's Inbox is like an experimental Gmail, offering a more active (or laborious) way of tackling your inbox bloat, delaying and reminding you to respond at a later time. Its latest trick involves harnessing deep neural networks to offer a trio o...

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Report: Apple makes big improvements to App Store...

When searching for something in the iOS App Store, I often find it quicker and easier to simply search for what I’m looking for on Google than to go through the App Store itself. If this sounds like you, you’ll be glad to know that Apple seems to be hard at work to improve the situation.

According to TechCrunch, Apple appears to have recently tweaked its App Store search algorithm to bring up more relevant and accurate results. More specifically, TechCrunch says, the search results you see now take into account a wider array of keyword matches (contextual and partial keyword matches, for instance) beyond the keywords that app developers provide..

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Why I don’t love Twitter likes


Perhaps I’m now just an old social media git yelling at a heart-shaped cloud. Maybe Twitter isn’t misunderstanding the user experience at all, and it’s just a few long-term users who are grumbling. For all I know, Twitter newcomers worldwide are now sighing with relief because that difficult favorites button (three whole syllables!) has gone, replaced by clickable hearts. But a quick glance at replies to Twitter’s own tweets about the change suggests otherwise, and it really does feel like a mis-step that reduces the flexibility of a previously versatile feature.

As a maniacal Twitter user, I completely agree. While “Faves” may not have been great, “Hearts” seems infinitely worse. What if I wanted to bookmark someone’s outrageous or offensive tweet to refer to it later? Twitter seems to think it’s OK for me to use the universal symbol of love to do that. Worse, Twitter’s reasoning, as laid out in this piece, is either mindless marketing speak or quite literally...

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The iPad Pro and the death of a metaphor


Never has the cry of ‘it’s just a bigger Apple thing’ been more applicable than it has with iPad Pro – this is literally a bigger iPad. But that approach to thinking about it is also reductive. The Microsoft Surface has blazed a sort of hybrid path – for people that don’t want to compromise having a laptop experience. The iPad pro, on the other hand, is unapologetically tablety. The keyboard feels solid but it’s no substitute for a MacBook. The muti-app experience, on the other hand, is far and away better than on any competing system — and the way that it enables creatives to alternate between the various ‘modes’ is unique to this platform.

There are a lot of ways to slice iPad Pro. But one of the biggest and hardest to quantify is the way that it will end the debate about whether the tablet is a tool for creation once and for all.

Sprinkled throughout this review, Panzarino asks some interesting questions and makes some very good points. Bottom...

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At Apple, we always keep raising the bar


For American companies, doing business in Europe is getting to be a tricky thing these days. American tech companies, in particular, are finding themselves in regulatory crosshairs more and more.

But there are some things that Europe doest best, according to Cook. One of them is privacy.

He says that he feels more comfortable in Europe when it comes to privacy issues than in other parts of the world, including the US.

I love these long interviews with the press outside of the typical North American outlets. The (sometimes) different viewpoint is interesting.

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Apple adds black ribbon to French homepage to...

Apple has acknowledged the recent terrorism attacks in Paris with a commemorative ribbon on the Apple France homepage, www.apple.com/fr. The black ribbon is a sign of remembrance and mourning; Google has also added the symbol to its homepage in response to the attacks.

In addition, Apple has been contacting affected employees in French Apple retail stores to check they are safe.

Apple calling all employees in France to check they are safe…

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iOS 9 How-To: Quickly delete multiple images in...

When you send pictures, videos, audio messages and other attachments in Messages on iPhone and iPad, it stays on the device by default taking up memory. For a lot of people, Messages is the second biggest app on their device in terms of storage, with Photos often being the biggest, because of the fact that the photos they share from Photos actually gets stored twice on the device: within Photos and within Messages. In this How-To article, I’m going to discuss how to delete multiple images in Messages very quickly.

First open up the Message app, and select the conversation that has the pictures that you want to delete and get rid of.

Then you are going to press on Details in blue in the upper right hand corner. Scroll down until you see the Attachments.

Then you are going to tap and hold on one of the...

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Add Profiles To Blueprints In Apple Configurator 2

One of the tasks you’ll need to perform in Apple Configurator 2, is to assign Profiles to iOS devices in order to set them up with features or restrict the device from using certain features. I cover creating a profile here. To get started applying a profile to a device, bring up the Blueprints screen.

Choose a Blueprint and right-click on it. Choose Profiles…

Browse to the profile and then click on Add Profile.

The profile is then applied to any devices that the Blueprint is applied to. For more on Blueprints,...

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The Week in iOS Apps: Built for iPad Pro

Built for iPad Pro!

This week’s roundup features apps that are built for the wide expanses of the iPad Pro. Read on!

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Apple Files Multiple Trademarks for 'Apple News...

On Friday, Apple filed for several 'Apple News' related trademarks in Europe while filing a single trademark filing for the 'iPad Pro' in Hong Kong. Apple News was introduced with the iPhone 6s under iOS 9 in September and only in limited markets. Earlier this week a report ...

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Xsan 2.2 VessRaid 1840f

Forums: Hardware

Hi ,

I know it's old but I must backup my old full of errors 48TB Xsan 2.2 on 10.6.8 .
I want to build a new volume beside the current faulty one for backup and then rebuilt it .
I own a promise VessRaid 1840f for this situation .
will it work ? does xsan 2.2 worked on any vendor storage like the new xsan does ?

any help will appreciated
kind regards,

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Review: SteelSeries Nimbus is the best gaming...

Comfortable, competitively priced and featuring a Lightning port for recharging, the SteelSeries Nimbus is the best iOS-compatible gaming controller we've ever tested, and it's the best option to pair with your new fourth-generation Apple TV. But without a clamp to hold an iPhone, it should be the go-to choice for Apple TV and iPad gamers only.

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Saturday November 14

The Big Picture: A psychedelic portrait of Pluto by...

No, you're not tripping. This is really Pluto -- it's just dressed in hues much more exciting than its usual cream, white, gray and copper. Think of this color scheme as the dwarf planet's mardi gras outfit, and the tamer ones as its office suits a...

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Solving the mysterious failure of Apple's iPad

Across Apple's fiscal 2015, annual iPad unit sales fell by an astounding 19 percent while iPad revenues fell 23 percent, a plunge from fiscal 2014 of just over $7 billion. The tech industry pundits love to talk about the failure of Apple's tablet business, but are short on the specifics of what's happening. Here's why.

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B&H's holiday sale slashes 2015 MacBook...

Delivering the lowest prices ever on numerous models, B&H's holiday sale knocks $300 off 15" MacBook Pros (2015), $200-$300 off 13" MacBook Pros (2015), $170-$200 off 12" MacBooks, $100-$170 off 11" & 13" MacBook Airs (2015), up to $30 off iPad mini 4 and up to $70 off iPad Air 2.

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Turkey blocks Reddit through its internet censorship...

The Turkish government's eagerness to censor the internet isn't letting up any time soon. The country's officials have blocked Reddit under the guise of Internet Law 5651, which lets Turkey ban sites it suspects of hosting 'scandalous' content lik...

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UFC doesn't want you posting Ronda Rousey...

The running joke about a Ronda Rousey fight is that you can fit the whole thing into a 15-second Instagram video, if not a 6-second Vine -- she's so good that her opponents usually crumble in seconds. You may not see many of those bite-sized clips...

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Translogic 188: Defiant EV3

Translogic drives the Defiant EV3, a boutique three-wheeled electric roadster designed by Shockwave Motors founder John McMillian.Host Jonathon Buckley hops behind the wheel of the Defiant EV3 on this episode of Translogic. This three-wheeled roa...

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Android Wear can do a whole lot more using your wrist

That big Android Wear update isn't just about allowing cellular data on smartwatches -- it's also really helpful if you don't have a hand free. Google has quietly revealed that Android Wear 1.4 has a ton of new wrist gestures beyond the usual flic...

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Notable apps and app updates for November 14, 2015

On a regular basis, Apple World Today posts a list of notable new apps or app updates that have been released. They may not necessarily be new, but they're popular and deserve mention. Here are today's picks for iOS, tvOS, and Mac OS X:

iOS Apps/Updates

Marvel Contest of Champions (free with in-app purchases) lets you collect the favorite Marvel heroes and villains, assembling a team of champions to fight against evil. The in-app purchases can be pricy -- anywhere from $1.99 for a collector's booster pack to $99.99 to all-father Odin's vault -- but bring the power to really move ahead in the game. 

Like to blow things up? Boom Beach (free with in-app purchases) is from the same folks who brought you Clash of Clans. The description says it all: "Fight...

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Steam Machines are slower gaming systems than...

The whole point of a Steam Machine is to get PC-like gaming in your living room, but do you actually get PC-like performance? Not so much, if you ask Ars Technica. It recently ran benchmarks comparing the performance of SteamOS and Windows 10 on...

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The iPad Pro's chip is not a big deal

The iPad Pro is here, and it comes with a lot of promises. The most-repeated is that its A9X chip is a desktop-class processor that fits inside a tablet. Initial benchmark results confirm that this is by far the most powerful chip Apple has ever pu...

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Tech has a diversity problem, and that problem is...

I've heard it before and so have you. We need more women in tech. We need more minority engineers. Everyone from Jesse Jackson and even President Obama has made a call for more inclusive policies in tech companies. But it still hasn't happened. You...

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Gadget Ogling: Comfy Earbuds, Barking Bots, and USB...

If you're a human being who listens to music using earbuds, chances are you've run into some issues along the way in keeping the infernal things nestled into your ear canal. Manufacturers have tried to find solutions, such as offering different-sized rubber molds, but we're still hewing to a few-sizes-fit-all model. Enter Revols, a company that might have the answer. Fully recognizing that we all have a unique ears, Revols has equipped its earbuds with gel-filled ends.

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A car up on cinder blocks: the disappointing launch...

Image via GeorgetownMetropolitan.com

To begin with, let me say that this post is definitely about a first-world problem. Given the horrific events that unfolded in Paris last night, there are much more important things to think and write about. That being said, this isn't a world news or political site, it's a site about Apple and its products and this post was planned prior to the Paris attacks.

Last night I had a Twitter conversation with an Apple World Today reader in which I described the launch of the iPad Pro without the Smart Keyboard and Apple Pencil as making the iPad Pro an "expensive grand piano without strings." Here's a better analogy -- let's think of the iPad Pro as a car. 

Before you buy the car, you check out the specs online, gaze through the beautiful brochures, choose your color and interior/exterior options, and build...

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What goes up

Daring Fireball:

Arguing that Apple is in trouble because the iPhone is so popular is like arguing that the ’90s-era Chicago Bulls were in trouble because Michael Jordan was so good. It’s true Jordan couldn’t play forever — and the iPhone won’t be the most profitable product in the world forever. But in the meantime, the Bulls were well-nigh unbeatable, and Apple, for now at least, is unfathomably profitable.

Just like how it’s better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all, it’s better to have tremendous success for some period of time than never to have had tremendous success in the first place. Right?

This is a typically well written and thought out piece by Gruber, taking down the ridiculousness of the Apple doomsayers. They have zero basis for their prognostications and yet, rather than being spiked by their editors as posts that have no basis in fact or shouted down by the media in general, they are lauded for their “prescience”.


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Beats Music To Shut Down November 30

UnknowingFool writes: After November 30, Beats Music subscriptions will be cancelled and no longer work, according to Apple. Subscribers can use Apple Music, which has many of the same features. This shutdown was not unexpected when Apple purchased Beats last year for $3 billion, as Apple has a history of buying companies for various reasons other the products. Many former companies have been absorbed into Apple in one form or another in this manner: the technology of Fingerworks peripherals was the start of multi-touch for iPhones; PA Semi and Intrinsity personnel were the core of Apple's internal chip design teams; and AuthenTec made biometric technology that became the backbone of Touch ID.


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Apple Configurator 2 Guide

Apple Configurator 2 is a great new evolution in iOS initial and configuration management. And there are lots of great options. And to help you wrap your head around all this new fun stuff, I’ve written up a quick and dirty guide for using Apple Configurator 2.

It’s not completely done, but it will be shortly. Hope this help someone. Enjoy!

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Apple Faces Twitter Storm Over Mac App Security...

Apple faced the wrath of legions of Mac users after it reportedly allowed a security certificate to expire, leaving customers unable to use some apps. The expiration appeared to impact a number of apps, including Acorn, Byword, Daisy Disk, Tweetbot and 1Password. It's likely that the incident occurred due to problems with the security certificate management system. "The big firms, providers of applications and services, want to maintain control of the services and software they are selling," noted Ian Trump, security lead at Logic Now.

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Review: Aukey wireless sport earphones will stay in...

Aukey is a Chinese company more commonly known for producing charging accessories like in-car chargers and multi-port USB stations. But, it also builds headphones. I’ve been testing the wireless Bluetooth earphones while out running for a few months now. For $25, it’s really hard to argue against the Aukey Sport Bluetooth Headphone

It’s important to note, for me, buying wireless earphones was about fitting a couple of specific needs. I use on-ear and over-ear...

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iOS 9 How-To: Use the updated multitasking interface...

Ever since Apple made the move to a more ‘flat’ design with iOS 7, the multitasking interface has changed in either a minor or major way with each iteration. With iOS 9, the interface has changed yet again. While the change is not hugely radical, it does take some adjusting to…

When you double tap the Home button (or 3D Touch with pressure on iPhone 6s/Plus), it takes you out of the app that you were using and shows you a fullscreen thumbnail preview of the app and the most recent apps you have accessed. The apps are presented in a fanned-out card-like interface. If you want to see the rest of your recently used apps, you just swipe left to right or right to left to browse through them all.

If you want to...

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Ford to Test Autonomous Vehicles at Mcity

Ford on Friday announced that it will be the first automaker to test its autonomous vehicles at Mcity, a full-scale simulated urban environment that was developed as part of the University of Michigan's Mobility Transformation Center. The site will allow Ford to take advantage of the diverse roads and neighborhoods Mcity offers. "The key element in testing at Mcity is the fact that you can create situations that our engineers would rarely encounter through public road testing," said Ford spokesperson Alan Hall.

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The week in Apple news: iPad Pro arrives, Apple...

Apple headlines for the week ending Nov. 13, 201

The iPad Pro is here. and the early reviews tend to say that the iPad Pro is a niche product since it doesn’t run OS X, which limits its power and usefulness. Macworld is working on a review, so look out for it. In the meantime, catch up on all the important Apple headlines in this slideshow. Just click the link to get more information on a story.

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Friday November 13

Review: Apple's iPad Pro with A9X CPU and 12.9-...

The iPad Pro is Apple's most fully realized example yet of the future of computing, with a workhorse of a processor and a beautiful 12.9-inch Retina display packed inside a svelte, ultraportable design. Current limitations with iOS apps prevent it from being a PC replacement for the most demanding tasks, and at $799 it won't appeal to casual users, but we are confident the iPad Pro will carve out a niche in the high-end market.

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Hands-on: Apple Pencil unboxing with iPad Pro [...

Tonight I won the Apple Pencil lottery at my local Apple Store. I made the two-hour drive over to New Orleans to pick up an iPad Pro that I’d ordered online for Personal Pickup in store, half because I wanted avoid shipping delays and half because I want to take a chance on iPad Pro accessories being in stock. That paid off thanks to some dumb luck, and now I’ve officially had some hands-on time with the iPad Pro’s digital stylus.

But first, the story of how I caught one of these rare unicorns in the wild…

Apple Pencil currently shows 4-5 week wait times for delivery when ordering on Apple.com, and the Specialist that greeted me and called up my iPad Pro pickup...

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What Goes Up

This piece by Bryan Clark for TheNextWeb caught my eye last weekend — “We’ve Reached — Maybe Passed — Peak Apple: Why the Narrative Needs to Change”:

Last month, Apple’s latest earnings call announced its “most
successful year ever.” The numbers were reported, the stories
were spun and Wall Street basically anointed Apple the god of

They’re all wrong.

Apple wasn’t wrong — fiscal 2015 was Apple’s most successful year ever, by the objective measures of both revenue and profit. I suppose you can decide to define “most successful year ever” in terms of something else, like percentage growth or stock price gains, but revenue and profit are a pretty fair measures.

I missed it where “Wall Street basically anointed Apple the god of capitalism”. All I noticed was that Apple’s stock price went up...

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Pope Francis: Don't use your phones at the...

Know who's not cool with you poking at your phone at the dinner table? Your friend who's scowling while you Instagram your food, your mom/dad/significant other shouting at you to put your phone away... and Pope Francis. Maybe it's because the curre...

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The best photo inkjet printer

The Wirecutter:

After 76 hours of research and side-by-side testing with four different models, we found the $800 Epson SureColor P600 is the best photo inkjet printer for most people.

It delivers professional-quality color prints, as well as black-and-white photographs that are as close to traditional darkroom prints as you’ll see from any digital printer around. Its prints also last longer than anything you’d get from a typical online photo service. The P600 can print on a wider variety of media than the competition, and its LCD touchscreen control panel makes setup and maintenance easy.

I’m a big proponent of printing some of your photos. There’s nothing like holding a physical representation of a memory. I have an Epson R2000 and I love taking some of my better photos and printing them out and putting them on my own walls or giving them to friends.


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First Apple Store 'feature bay' accessory...

It seems that select Apple Store locations are organizing accessories into collections called "feature bays" to enhance the in-store shopping experience, with the first arrangement advertising iPhone photography products.

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Apple updates App Store search algorithms to display...

Apple, after unveiling a new Shopping category last week, appears to have now made more enhancements to the App Store. According to a report out of TechCrunch, Apple has improved its search algorithms to return more relevant and intelligent results when a keyword search is performed.

The change in algorithms appears to have begun on November 3rd, with the most notable changes being noticed yesterday and today. While Apple in the past has focused most on algorithms for the Top Free, Paid, and Grossing apps, these changes affect how apps are returned when a user performs a search.

Apps that are returned in search results are now ranked based on a mix of contextual...

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Apple hit with second class action lawsuit over Wi-...

Apple was hit with another class action lawsuit over iOS 9's new Wi-Fi Assist feature on Friday, with plaintiffs seeking a jury trial for damages in excess of $5 million.

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Multiple injuries reported as tour bus crashes into...

At least eleven people were injured, five critically, on Friday after a double-decker tour bus slammed into cars, protective barriers and scaffolding before coming to a stop at the construction site of Apple's upcoming flagship store in San Francisco on Friday.

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Office 365 news roundup

Providing our customers with world-class productivity tools sometimes requires both innovation and acquisition, a combination of all the features and capabilities our best minds can develop and those we choose to add through the strategic purchase of technology that others have created.

Microsoft recently announced two new business deals that demonstrate the value of using thoughtfully acquired technology to help build, improve or enhance superior products.

The first is the announcement last week that Microsoft has acquired Mobile Data Labs, an innovator of intelligent productivity solutions for mobile professionals, including the MileIQ app that automatically calculates business miles and makes it easier for users to file accurate tax deductions. With the new insights available from Office...

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The Week in iPad Cases: Fresh, new cases for the...

...plus, Logitech’s competitor to Apple’s Smart Keyboard, and more

The iPad Pro is here, and so are the accessories! Feast your eyes on iPad Pro cases from Apple, DODOcase, Targus, and more. Read on!


Because the iPad Pro is a work machine, you’ll likely want to grab a keyboard to use along with it. Apple’s own Smart Keyboard (iPad Pro; $169) features a full-sized keyboard/case combo that seamlessly connects to your iPad Pro through its Smart Connector, and starts working right away without the need for pairing or additional setup.

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Apple updates App Store search engine algorithms,...

According to a report on Friday, iOS app developers have noticed a change in the App Store's search algorithms that appears to return more relevant results for direct app searches by going deeper than title and assigned keyword metadata.

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Beware of ads that use inaudible sound to link your...

Ars Technica:

Privacy advocates are warning federal authorities of a new threat that uses inaudible, high-frequency sounds to surreptitiously track a person’s online behavior across a range of devices, including phones, TVs, tablets, and computers.

The ultrasonic pitches are embedded into TV commercials or are played when a user encounters an ad displayed in a computer browser. While the sound can’t be heard by the human ear, nearby tablets and smartphones can detect it. When they do, browser cookies can now pair a single user to multiple devices and keep track of what TV commercials the person sees, how long the person watches the ads, and whether the person acts on the ads by doing a Web search or buying a product.

And the ad industry wonders why we hate them and happily use ad blockers.


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The Woz says he doesn't like being in the Apple...

The Woz came out earlier today and said he's not a big fan of the Apple Watch and that he's still a laptop guy more than an iPad user.

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Why you should set up Medical ID on your iPhone


Did you know that you can set up something called a “Medical ID” on your iPhone?

This can be accessed even while the phone is locked by clicking on the emergency options, and it can display things like name, date of birth (DOB), emergency contacts, medical conditions, and even blood type!

It can be managed by clicking on the little “Health” app that comes default on the iPhone.

The Medical ID is important because, in case of an emergency, medical responders can look at your phone and know any allergies or medical conditions you have and know who to contact for you without unlocking your phone.

This only takes a few seconds to set up but if the EMTs on scene know about it, they can quickly access important medical information or your emergency contact.


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Apple sneaks a USB 3.0-compatible Lightning port...

The iPad Pro's Lightning port will apparently support USB 3.0 transfer speeds. (credit: Andrew Cunningham)

Our full review of the iPad Pro covers a lot of ground, but there is one small item that escaped our notice. When iFixit tore the device apart, it found a USB 3.0 controller, and Apple has confirmed to us that the new iPad Pro will in fact support USB 3.0 transfer speeds over its Lightning port. USB 3.0 supports theoretical transfer speeds of up to 5Gbps, a little over 10 times faster than USB 2.0's 480Mbps.

But those faster transfer speeds will cost you. The Lightning cable that ships with the iPad Pro is a standard USB 2.0-speed cable, and you'll need to purchase USB 3.0 cables separately when they're released at some undisclosed point in the future. The cables may be physically different from the current USB 2.0 models,...

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How Apple is giving design a bad name

Fast Company:

Once upon a time, Apple was known for its ease of use, for computers and applications that were understandable, powerful, and could be used without reference to any manuals. All the operations were discoverable (the power of menus), all could be undone or redone, and there was considerable feedback so you always knew what had just taken place.

However, when Apple moved to gestural-based interfaces with the first iPhone, followed by its tablets, it deliberately and consciously threw out many of the key Apple principles. No more discoverability, no more recoverability, just the barest remnants of feedback.

Why? Not because this was to be a gestural interface, but because Apple simultaneously made a radical move toward visual simplicity and elegance at the expense of learnability, usability, and productivity. They began shipping systems that people have difficulty learning and using, getting away with it because people don’t recognize such problems...

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Beware of scams regarding the App Store snafu

The Apple App Store’s failure to renew cryptographic certificates on Macs caused some applications to fail on Wednesday. While Apple quickly renewed the certificates, some users have been prompted to provide their Apple ID. 

Thomas Reed, Director of Mac Offerings at Malwarebytes, warns users to beware of possible tech support scams that have become more frequent, and offers advice on how to stay vigilant. He’s just published a blog about this issue.

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Exploratorium’s app rethinks time itself


Besides having one of the best names in the museum business, San Francisco’s Exploratorium is widely considered to be among the most beautiful and well-designed educational institutions on the planet.

Its oddball, hands-on exhibits are considered a model for the modern participatory museum. The Exploratorium has famously been termed a “mad scientist’s penny arcade.”

It turns out the Exploratorium makes apps, too. The latest from the museum team is called How Many Saturdays? and it’s a lot of fun.

San Francisco’s Exploratorium, a wonderful “participatory museum”, was always one of my favorite places to go when we had any extra time at a Macworld Expo. This app typifies the Exploratorium – quirky and weird but in the best possible way.


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Google Chrome gets new iOS beta program

Google is now letting iPhone and iPad users take a cutting-edge version of its browser for a spin. The company on Friday quietly launched a new Chrome for iOS public beta program, which leverages Apple's TestFlight system to give users the chance to try out a new version of the browser.

Users can sign up by going to Google's Chrome Beta page on their iOS device, and they'll then be taken to a form where they can enter their name, email address and agree to Chrome's terms of service. After that, Google will send an email to confirm their email address. 

Opting into the beta program ought to give users access to a version of the Chrome app that will have features before consumers get access to them. According to a post by 9to5Mac, that includes a new app icon that takes advantage of the 3D Touch capabilities built into the...

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Tim Cook’s email about the black teens barred entry...


Earlier this week, a video surfaced of three black teenagers from Sudan and Somalia being barred from entering an Apple store in Melbourne, Australia, because an employee thought “they might steal something.” The company subsequently apologized.

In an email obtained by BuzzFeed News, Tim Cook weighed in on the situation, calling it “unacceptable.”

“What people have seen and heard from watching the video on the web does not represent our values. It is not a message we would ever want to deliver to a customer or hear ourselves,” Cook wrote in the companywide email. “None of us are happy with the way this was handled.”

It is unclear if any disciplinary measures were taken against the manager involved in the incident, but multiple sources familiar with the situation say the employee hasn’t been at the store since.

Nor should they be. While this is yet another embarrassment for Apple this week, I think we can all agree that, as Cook says...

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Screen Real Estate And The Beauty Of Web Clips On iOS

The new iPad Pro is pretty much the most ridiculously luxurious device I’ve seen in a long, long time. It’s huge. There are still many of the same limitations as on an iPad. The lack of browser plug-ins keeps us from accessing certain types of content. There isn’t access to the Finder as with OS X. But the screen is ridiculously massive and provides a whole new way to view data. It’s a beautiful, marvelous piece of technology. When we were looking at Bushel and the blog on on it, we suddenly found the top and bottom bars of Safari to be just a bit too much lost screen real estate. And it made me think of yet another benefit of Web Clips: getting more screen real estate.

Click Here To Read More On Web Clips And iOS on the Bushel Blog

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Device Management Requirements for Financial...

Financial services is an interesting business when it comes to what you need to do to meet your regulatory requirements. With so much data and the services that enable you to access data moving to the cloud, it can be hard to keep up with how solutions meet any regulatory requirements you might have. At the end of the day, you’re primarily concerned about customer data leaking out of your environment and making sure that you can report on every single thing that happened in an environment. Whatever help we can provide in this article, make sure that you vet anything against what the individuals that review your regulatory requirements say.

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Apple Improves App Store Search Algorithms

Apple appears to have made some significant improvements to the way App Store searches work in recent weeks, returning more relevant, intelligent results whenever a keyword search for an app is conducted, reports TechCrunch.

Several developers, including Tapbots' Paul Haddad and Contrast's David Barnard began noticing changes to App Store search results starting in early November, with a major algorithm update occurring on November 12.

App rankings for search results now appear to take into account factors that go beyond simple keyword listings, like partial keyword matches and competitor brand names, somewhat de-emphasizing the keywords that developers enter manually. As an example, a search for "Twitter" now brings up relevant apps like...

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The best ways to send money to friends and family...

Apple Pay might soon let you send person-to-person payments, but you don't need to wait on Cupertino to split the cost of a pizza without cash. AppleInsider took a look at some of the most popular money transfer apps available now for iOS.

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Apple Store in San Diego hit with pricing accuracy...

Apple Store, UTC in San Diego has been hit with a “Notice of Failed Inspection” through the county’s Price Accuracy Inspection Program for charging customers a higher than advertised price.

The notice, which Apple has to display in the window of the Apple Store for ten days through November 22, reads:

“This establishment has been fined for overcharge violations found during an inspection on 9/1/2015.

Charging higher than the lowest posted or advertised price, is a violation of Business and Professions Code Section 12024.2.”

We spoke with an employee at the Apple Store, UTC who told us the pricing discrepancy wasn’t related to pricing on Apple’s own products, but rather a third-party accessory. The employee couldn’t confirm the...

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Tim Cook responds to 'unacceptable' Apple...

Apple chief executive Tim Cook on Friday told employees that the incident at an Australian Apple Store earlier this week -- in which a group of black students was asked to leave for fear that they might be thieves -- calling the situation "unacceptable."

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AWT News Update: November 13, 2015

Merry (left) and Pippin at the AWT HQ office. Photo©2015 Steven Sande

Happy Friday the 13th! While we're playing with black cats, smashing mirrors and working under ladders, we found this news for today's podcast:

  • A new Chrome beta is out for iOS, featuring some nice new goodies that are especially useful on the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus
  • Fossil Watches bought fitness and activity tracker maker Misfit
  • The iPad Pro has a USB 3.0 controller built in, a first for iOS devices... but will it ever be able to use USB 3.0 transfer speeds?
  • 128GB iPad Pros seem to be sold out, 32GB models are available, and no sign of Smart Keyboards or Apple Pencils

Text is below, watch the dashing Steve Sande on video here.


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Here’s what’s happening with the Mac App Store and ‘...


Earlier this week Mac App Store (MAS) apps, on launch, were showing up as “damaged” and couldn’t be opened. The old MAS security certificate seemed to have expired and a new one, at first, didn’t seem to be showing up. Here’s my current understanding of what happened.

Some consider this just a minor mistake on Apple’s part while others see it as endemic to the Mac App Store situation. Regardless, I’m told Apple is working hard on a fix and will have something “soon”.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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Tim Cook in company-wide email: Melbourne Apple...

Apple CEO Tim Cook sent an email to all of the company’s employees today addressing the situation at Apple’s Melbourne, Australia store that saw a group of teens booted from the outlet by management due to their race. The incident was captured in a video that appeared online this week.

In the email, which bore the subject line “Apple is open,” Cook calls the handling of the situation “unacceptable” and says that no one in Apple’s leadership was happy about what happened. He also said that store leadership teams worldwide would be required to re-take certain customer service training.


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Tim Cook Reminds Employees 'Apple Is Open...

Earlier this week, a group of black teenagers were asked to leave an Apple Store in Australia by employees who were concerned about theft. The exchange was caught on video and has since gone viral, leading to a series of apologies, from the store's senior manager and from Apple.

Image via The Sydney Morning Herald

Apple has released two statements on the matter, one from Apple CEO Tim Cook who said he wants "every customer visiting our stores or calling for support to feel welcome," and a second general statement clarifying Apple's core values."Inclusion and...

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Report: Apple Pay's Venmo-like feature could be...

Apple is reportedly gearing up to launch a Venmo competitor, but iPhone users might not need to install a new app to use it.

According to Quartz, the Apple Pay extension into peer-to-peer (P2P) money transfers could be integrated into the Messages app for iOS. Because it’s a native app for iPhone users, Messages is already extremely popular, especially with younger people which tend to make up most of the Venmo crowd. TechCrunch recently reported that 60 percent of teens use Messages as their preferred messaging app.


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Horipad Ultimate is the second Lightning-...

Horipad Ultimate, a new Apple-licensed gaming controller for both iOS and the fourth-generation Apple TV, is now available for purchase, sporting a built-in Lightning port for recharging its internal battery.

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Verizon Gets Green Light on FCC Waiver Needed for Wi...

Verizon Wireless is the only major carrier in the United States that has not introduced Wi-Fi calling, but it appears that could change in the near future as the FCC today approved the company's request for an FCC waiver [PDF] that will allow it to move ahead with its plans.

Like AT&T, Verizon applied for an FCC waiver to delay implementing a teletypewriter (TTY) service for deaf and hard-of-hearing people until December 31, 2017. Verizon plans to use real-time text (RTT) as an alternative and the waiver will allow it to avoid offering a TTY service until its RTT technology is deployed and operational.

On its website, Verizon says it plans to support Wi-Fi calling "in the future," but has not specified when Wi-Fi calling could be implemented. When AT&T was approved for Wi-Fi...

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Former Apple Design Gurus Criticize Apple’s Current...

If you’ve ever found yourself stymied in trying to use Apple’s current apps, a Fast Company article by design gurus Don Norman and Bruce Tognazzini lays out some of the mistakes Apple is making.


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Quanta Reportedly Developing Next-Gen Apple Watch...

Quanta Computer is reportedly working with Apple on development of the next-generation Apple Watch, according to Chinese-language website United Daily News [Google Translate].

The report is based on recent comments made by Quanta Computer chairman Barry Lam, who allegedly said development of Apple's next wearable device is underway. Quanta assembles the current Apple Watch.

UDN claims the new Apple Watch will launch late in the second quarter of 2016, with volume shipments beginning in...

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Valve's Steam Gaming Hardware Hits Home

Valve this week rolled out the hardware phase of its road map from bedrooms and basements to living rooms and lounge areas with its long-awaited video game controller, PC link box and Steam boxes. Valve's road map to the living room began with Big Picture mode in 2011, continued with in-home streaming in 2014, and now includes the new Steam hardware. The Linux-based Big Picture mode formatted the Steam digital distribution platform for living room TVs, offering an experience similar to Xbox Live.

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Notable apps and app updates for November 13, 2015

On a regular basis, Apple World Today posts a list of notable new apps or app updates that have been released. They may not necessarily be new, but they're popular and deserve mention. Here are today's picks for iOS, tvOS, and Mac OS X:

iOS Apps/Updates

Here's something new: Thingthing Keyboard (free) is an iOS 9 keyboard that lets you share photos, documents, your calendar and just about anything else without switching apps. It does this by adding a "keyboard" above the usual iOS keyboard that lets you add the services that you use -- Instagram, Facebook, Dropbox, Calendar, and Pocket as examples. 

When you're doing something like writing an email or text, just tap on...

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Report claims some publishers are unhappy with...

Apple says its Apple News app for iOS 9 devices already has close to 40 million readers. However, some “publishing execs are unhappy about everything from the traffic they’re getting from the two-month-old news aggregation app to the user experience to the data Apple’s giving them,” according to a Digiday report.

The article claims that many publishers are disappointed with the traffic they’re seeing. They’re also allegedly unhappy with the data Apple is providing. 

Apple is providing weekly data reports including basics like the volume of page views and shares, but publishers want a dashboard that they can use to analyze data on demand, and more demographic data on users, says Digiday. To appeal to publishers, Apple was supposed to let them count the views toward their traffic and let...

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Stop Tossing and Turning on Your Sad Old Pillow

Thanks to Hullo for sponsoring The Loop this week. A hot, flat pillow can wake up even the deepest sleeper. Soft traditional pillows often collapse under the weight of your head which can cause strains in your neck and shoulders. They also retain body heat, which can make sleep hot and uncomfortable.

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They’re totally different than the soft spongey pillows you’re used to. A buckwheat pillow is sort of like a beanbag for your head. Their unique and firm support simply can’t be matched by traditional pillows; it will perfectly conform to your head and neck. Buckwheat pillows also allow air to move freely, preventing uncomfortable heat build up. Sleep on the cool side of the pillow all night long! Give our buckwheat pillow, Hullo™, a try for 60 nights. If it’s not for you, ship it back to us it for a full refund.

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Hands on: Ricoh Theta S

The Ricoh Theta S can shoot cool 360-degree photos and videos for $350.

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Quanta chairman says Apple Watch 2 will ship next...

In what isn't exactly a surprise -- Apple seems to put product releases on an annual schedule -- Quanta Computer chairman Barry Lam was quoted by Chinese Media Source UDN as saying that Apple would make initial shipments of the second-generation Watch in small volumes during the second quarter of 2016. Quanta is one of the manufacturers of the Apple Watch, and Lam's comment could mean that the device should ship as soon as June. 

So what would be new in an updated Apple Watch? Some sites are suggesting that a FaceTime camera for video calls would be added, but the biggest change would be to make the Watch less dependent on the iPhone when on an Wi-Fi network. The setup and update processes could be made much faster as a result, although expected changes to Bluetooth in 2016 will also provide better range and increased...

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iPad Pro innards pave the way for USB 3.0 transfer...

Apple’s iPad Pro doesn’t currently bring any major improvements in transfer speeds over previous iPads, but that could change with the arrival of new adapters.

A teardown of the iPad Pro by iFixit revealed that Apple’s jumbo tablet includes a 4-port USB 3.0 Host Controller. In theory, this should allow for USB 3.0 transfer speeds through the iPad Pro’s Lightning port.

But as MacRumors reports, using a standard Lightning cable only transfers data in the 25 MBps to 35 MBps range. USB 3.0 allows for speeds beyond 60 MBps, up to a theoretical maximum of 640 MBps.


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Apple Pencil, Smart Keyboard accessories in short...

The good news is that the iPad Pro is out.

The and news is that the Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard you might want for it are in short supply.

Both the keyboard and stylus designed specifically for the Pro are showing four to five week shipping estimates with no option to pick up in-store. Some Apple Stores do have the Smart Keyboard and Apple Pencil in stock, but you’ll have to call or visit your nearby store to find out whether they’re carrying the accessories.

Apple offered the following comment regarding its inventory and supply levels:

“Customers are very excited for iPad Pro, Apple Pencil and the...

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No one minding the store

Michael Tsai:

I woke up to an inbox full of e-mails from customers reporting that my apps wouldn’t launch. This included new customers who had just purchased from the Mac App Store as well as people who had purchased long ago, hadn’t made any changes, and expected that things would just keep working.

The Mac App Store is supposed to make things easier, but it’s also a single point of failure. Not only is it neglected, but sometimes even the existing functionality stops working.

In short, the system is broken on multiple levels, and there is no evidence to suggest that things will get better.

Tsai is the developer of SpamSieve, among other apps, and he reflects the frustration many developers feel towards Apple and the way the App Store works – or, as in the case a few days ago, catastrophically doesn’t work. This is a huge embarrassment to Apple (and one they haven’t explained or apologized for) as well as being a giant pain point for developers. After...

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Apple Watch 2 development reportedly underway ahead...

Apple is reportedly planning to ship the first successor to the Apple Watch sometime next year around the second or third quarter, according to Chinese media source UDN. The report cites comments made during a meeting with Barry Lam, chairman and founder of Quanta Computer, an Apple Watch manufacturer. While it’s no surprise that Apple would be planning to introduce the Apple Watch 2 in 2016, a third quarter release would mean a launch two years after the first model was introduced and roughly a year and a half since it went on sale.

The report does mention initial shipments in small volume during the second quarter,...

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f.lux side loading workaround dubbed a violation of...

It’s a useful app, but Apple doesn’t think much of the way it installs onto your iOS device.

Apple had contacted f.lux Software to say that the f.lux for iOS download is in violation of the Developer Program Agreement, the criticism focusing on the way f.lux uses a sideloading technique to install.

f.lux, in return, stated that the updated Xcode signing allowed use of side loading, although Apple indicated that this wasn’t the case.

F.lux is a free program that changes the lighting conditions of your screen depending on the time of day and the light available around the device, thereby helping to promote better body rest and sleep functions.

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The evolution of PowerPoint—introducing Designer and...

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

Office 2016 hit the market just two months ago and over the coming weeks we’re rolling out the next wave of monthly innovations for Office 365 subscribers. This month, PowerPoint leads the way with game changing tools that make it simple to build designer grade layouts and transitions. With this month’s feature update, we’re also introducing Office Insider, an ongoing preview program available to Office 365 subscribers.

Taking presentations to the next level

PowerPoint Designer and Morph are new intelligent tools that work for you by automating the creation of slides and presentations, helping everyone get more out of Office. With a cloud-powered recommendation engine and smart animation technology, these new PowerPoint capabilities help anyone create polished slides and captivating...

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The ‘Amazing Fantastic Incredible’ life of Stan Lee...


Stan Lee is a legend. Along with artists Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko, Lee helped populate the Marvel Comics universe with heroes like the Fantastic Four, the Incredible Hulk and Iron Man.

The man who dreamed up lots of backstories for Marvel characters has now put out his own origin story: A memoir, Amazing Fantastic Incredible, in comic book form.

Even if you’re like me and have only a passing familiarity with comic books, you’ve undoubtedly heard of Stan Lee. I think it’s entirely appropriate that his memoir is in the format he is so well known for.

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A New Security Study States that iOS is no Safer...

According to a new study conducted by Israeli cyber-security start-up Checkmarx, sixty percent of all smartphone apps, have "high" or "critical" security problems in several of seven security protocols studied. The Israeli report specifically added that "iPhone owners needn’t be smug about the results ...

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Google launches Chrome beta for iOS through Apple’s...

Google has quietly launched a Chrome beta for iOS through TestFlight, the beta distribution service Apple acquired last year and integrated into its own developer services. Google has yet to make an official announcement for the beta release, but users can already sign-up and download the beta when visiting Google’s Chrome beta download page on iOS.

Google has long had beta and other development channels available to all on its other platforms including Android, Mac, Windows, and Linux, making iOS one of the last of the platforms Chrome is on to get access to in-development, beta features....

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A designer’s take on the iPad Pro

The Verge:

The reviews are out on iPad Pro, and they address how big it is, whether it’s worth the price, and whether it can or can’t replace a laptop for average consumers. But as a design director at Vox Media, I was more interested in whether I could run all of the apps I normally use on it.

In a lot of ways, the computing devices I use have to feel like extensions of me. I’m always sketching, creating, and ideating on my MacBook Pro. And I don’t regularly use an iPad for work, so the promise of iPad Pro as a device for creatives was particularly intriguing.

I had high hopes that this new iPad would transform me into a rockstar designer. I mean, something this big should be life-changing… right?

There’s lots of discussion of the iPad Pro and where it fits into various workflows. This is an interesting take from the point of view of that group of people a lot of us think will be big buyers of the iPad Pro.


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Apple’s 2015 Gift Guide


The person on your list is a music lover. Gamer. Photographer. Whiz. Workout devotee. Nomad, even. No matter who you’re shopping for this holiday, you’re sure to find a great gift.

Ever since I was a kid, I’ve always loved gift guides and dreaming about the things I’d like to get for myself and now, as an adult, what I’d like to buy for others. Apple’s Gift Guide is the first in a long line of lists I’ll be perusing over the holidays. Do you plan on getting anything from this list?

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Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard are in short supply

Apple is pitching the iPad Pro is the ultimate work machine, but not just because of its extra screen real estate. The Pro pairs with the new Smart Keyboard and Apple Pencil, giving you a set of tools to get more done. But while iPad Pros abound, good luck finding a Smart Keyboard or Pencil to round out the bundle.

Both the keyboard and stylus designed specifically for the Pro are showing 4- to 5-week shipping estimates with no option to pick up in-store. Some Apple Stores do have the Smart Keyboard and Apple Pencil in stock, but you’ll have to call or visit...

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External Link: Verizon Wireless Rolls Out Better...

Verizon Wireless customers no longer have to purchase separate, overpriced plans when traveling abroad. With TravelPass, Verizon customers pay a flat daily fee to access their existing talk, messaging, and data plans: $2 in Canada and Mexico, and $10 in other supported countries.


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Apple HomeKit gets its first smart smoke detector

Apple’s smart home platform keeps growing with the arrival of the first HomeKit-enabled smoke detector.

The Onelink smoke and CO detector ($110 at Lowe’s) from First Alert connects to iOS devices over Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, letting users test the alarm and get remote notifications, even outside the house. The companion smartphone app can call 911 directly, and uses voice and location to help get occupants to safety. If more than one detector is installed, they can talk to one another and sound alarms in unison.

Instead of using replaceable batteries, Onelink’s detector has a battery pack built in. It should last about 10 years, at which point users will need to buy a new detector. (As The Verge notes, safety...

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External Link: Comcast Testing a New Streaming TV...

Comcast is testing a new $15 per-month streaming TV service, called Stream TV, but so far it’s only available in the Boston area to Xfinity Internet customers. It will include all the major broadcast channels, as well as HBO and others. The first month is free and there are no contracts required. Comcast says that it will expand the service to all of its areas in 2016. If you’re in the Boston area and have had a chance to try it out, let us know what you think!


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iPad Pro diary day 2: The good, the bad & the...

I posted my first impressions of the iPad Pro yesterday, and having spent much of the past 24 hours mostly using it rather than my MacBook, I now have more of a sense of why Tim Cook thinks it could be a laptop replacement.

While most reviewers dismissed that, and I would certainly join them in doing so when thinking of you or I, it’s easy to forget that we are not normals. We want the power of pro apps, and the ability to do plenty of multitasking. We’re a very different user case to the average non-tech user who rarely ventures further than email, web, chat and a bit of light photo-editing.

I’ve said before that when non-tech friends ask me for advice on which laptop to buy, I quiz them on what they want to do with it and often end up recommending an iPad and keyboard instead. With the increased screen...

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CNN's Review of the iPad Pro Includes an...

Back in 2014 Patently Mobile covered Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 in context with the use of their digital pen for art, specifically art by Phil Galloway. While the artwork was very nice, it wasn't the kind of artwork that demanded fine details. Flash forward to the present and CNN's review of the iPad Pro included ...

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Pad & Quill makes the unboxing video we didn...

Both Dennis and I were too busy this week to do unboxing videos, so Brian Holmes of Pad & Quill did the video we couldn't do. Enjoy!

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Rumor: Second-gen Apple Watch on track for launch by...

Apple supplier Quanta is said to be preparing for the debut of a new Apple Watch by the end of the second quarter of 2016, which would place its launch slightly later in the year than the first-generation model.

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iPad Pro Guidebook released for iPad Pro, Air, mini

Tap Guides has published the iPad Pro Guidebook (http://tinyurl.com/q4ammhk), an US$2.99, 281-page eBook available in the iBookstore. It's packed with tutorials and tips about the iPad Pro, its apps, user interface and settings.

You'll learn about the history of the iPad, how the Apple Pencil can be used to draw and write, how to stream music via Apple Music, edit photos, troubleshoot common problems and more. Topics include:

° Discover Apple Pencil and the Smart Keyboard;
° Learn how to edit photos and videos;
° Enable and capture 1080p video footage;

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Apple's dropping Beats Music at the end of the...

Apple is pulling the plug on Beats Music on Nov. 30, shortly after launching the beta of an Android app for its Apple Music streaming service.

The company is now encouraging both Android and iOS users of Beats Music to transition to the Apple Music streaming service, which was launched by the company in June.

After the launch of the Apple Music app for Android phones, it has become easier for Apple to do the inevitable - shut down Beats Music, transition Android users and focus on Apple Music.

“All the pros that curated music for you are still crafting more amazing experiences,” wrote executive Dale Bagwell on a Beats support page. “Plus, on Apple Music, you’ll get even better recommendations based on music you already listen to and love, 24/7 global radio with Beats 1, exciting material from your favorite artist, and more.”

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Logitech K760: A Wireless Keyboard with No Strings...

The Achilles heel of wireless keyboards has traditionally been the burden of battery management. While Apple’s newly announced Magic Keyboard begins to address this issue, a solar-powered Bluetooth keyboard by Logitech solves this dilemma once and for all.


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Apple highlights iPad Pro, new Apple TV alongside...

Apple has some helpful tips for consumers who are having trouble deciding on gifts for their tech-savvy friends and family, launching a new edition of its annual holiday gift guide featuring the latest from Apple and its favorite partners.

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Review: Logitech’s Create for iPad Pro gets the...

I’m on the record as loving Logitech’s Apple accessories, having been a very early champion of the K811 Easy-Switch Keyboard, and fan of its cleanly-designed Rechargeable Trackpad for Mac. The company also thrilled a lot of people with its Ultrathin series of iPad keyboards, which weren’t cheap or perfect, but worked well while looking and feeling nice. And many of...

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You’ll be waiting 4-5 weeks for that Smart Keyboard...

If you want a Smart Keyboard and Apple Pencil for the iPad Pro, you’ll be waiting awhile. They’re now showing a 4-5 week waiting time for availability. 

What’s more, Apple has sold out of most 128GB models (both the Wi-Fi and cellular versions). Availability of specific super-sized iPads at specific retail stores varies from location to location, some have the 32GB model in stock, though the both the Wi-Fi and LTE 128 gigabyte variants are harder to find.

Regarding the situation Apple told Mashable this: “Customers are very excited for iPad Pro, Apple Pencil and the Smart Keyboard. We have limited supply of Apple Pencil and the Smart Keyboard in Apple Retail stores. Our stores will continue to receive regular shipments and we encourage customers to visit Apple.com for online availability and delivery dates.”

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Apple launches holiday gift guide

Apple has launched a holiday gift guide website. It features HP computers, Android phones, and the Microsoft Surface. Just kiddin’. 

It spotlights Apple’s hardware and software products, The holiday gift guide has six main sections: Gaming, Photography, Music, Fitness, Learning and Travel. Don’t be shocked but Apple highly recommends its own products (the Apple TV, iPhone, the Beats Pill +, Apple Watch, the iPad, MacBook, etc.) as well as third-party peripherals and suggested apps.

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TruckSimulation 16 guide: How to succeed...
Remember those strangely enjoyable truck missions in Grand Theft Auto V whereit was a disturbing amount of fun to deliver cargo? TruckSimulation 16 is reminiscent of that, and has you play the role of a truck driver who has to deliver various... | Read more »
The best GIF making apps
Animated GIFs have exploded in popularity recently which is likely thanks to a combination of Tumblr, our shorter attention spans, and the simple fact they’re a lot of fun. [Read more] | Read more »
The best remote desktop apps for iOS
We've been sifting through the App Store to find the best ways to do computer tasks on a tablet. That gave us a thought - what if we could just do computer tasks from our tablets? Here's a list of the best remote desktop apps to help you use your... | Read more »
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Gopogo guide - How to bounce like the be...
Nitrome just launched a new game and, as to be expected, it's a lot of addictive fun. It's called Gopogo, and it challenges you to hoparound a bunch of platforms, avoiding enemies and picking up shiny stuff. It's not easy though - just like the... | Read more »
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Sago Mini Superhero 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Education Price: $2.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: KAPOW! Jack the rabbit bursts into the sky as the Sago Mini Superhero! Fly with Jack as he lifts impossible weights,... | Read more »
Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes guide - How...
Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes is all about collecting heroes, powering them up, and using them together to defeat your foes. It's pretty straightforward stuff for the most part, but increasing your characters' stats can be a bit confusing because it... | Read more »
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13-inch 128GB MacBook Air now on sale for $79...
Best Buy has just lowered their price on the 2015 13″ 1.6GHz/128GB MacBook Air to $799.99 on their online store for Cyber Monday. Choose free shipping or free local store pickup (if available). Sale... Read more
Best Buy lowers 13-inch MacBook Pro prices, n...
Best Buy has lowered prices on select 13″ MacBook Pros this afternoon. Now save up to $200 off MSRP for Cyber Monday on the following models. Choose free shipping or free local store pickup (if... Read more
Cyber Monday: Apple MacBooks on sale for up t...
Apple resellers have MacBook Pros, MacBook Airs, and MacBooks on sale for up to $250 off MSRP for Cyber Monday 2015. The following is a roundup of the lowest prices available for new models from any... Read more
Cyber Monday: Apple Watch on sale for up to $...
B&H Photo has the Apple Watch on sale for Cyber Monday for $50-$100 off MSRP. Shipping is free, and B&H charges NY sales tax only: - Apple Watch Sport: $50 off - Apple Watch: $50-$100 off B... Read more
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Use code CYBER15 on Cyber Monday only to take 15% on Apple products at Target, and store-wide. Choose free shipping or free local store pickup (if available). Sale prices for online orders only, in-... Read more
iPad Air 2 And iPad mini Among Top Five Black...
Adobe has released its 2015 online shopping data for Black Friday and Thanksgiving Day. The five best selling electronic products on Black Friday were Samsung 4K TVs, Apple iPad Air 2, Microsoft Xbox... Read more
All-in-one PC Shipments Projected To Drop Ove...
Digitimes’ Aaron Lee and Joseph Tsai report that all-in-one (AIO) PC shipments may drop a double-digit percentage on-year in 2015 due to weaker-than-expected demand, although second-largest AIO make... Read more
Sprint Offers iPad Pro
Sprint now offers Apple’s new iPad Pro with Wi-Fi + Cellular, featuring a 12.9-inch Retina display with 5.6 million pixels. Customers can pick up iPad Pro at select Sprint retail locations. It can... Read more
Cyber Monday: Target offers 15% discount on A...
Target has discounted Apple Watches by 15% for Cyber Monday. Choose free shipping or free local store pickup (if available). Sale prices for online orders only, in-store prices may vary: - Apple... Read more
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