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Sunday August 16

17:26
Dr. Dre’s Compton streamed 25 million times on Apple...

Apple is continuing its promotion of Apple Music this weekend. After putting out a trio of television advertisements promoting Apple Music and its artist-integrated Connect platform, the company has announced a pair of statistics for the launch weekend of its employee Dr. Dre’s new Compton Album. In a statement, Apple says that Compton was streamed 25 million times over the course of its opening week as an Apple Music exclusive. The album was also downloaded half a million times via the iTunes Store.

Dr. Dre’s album “Compton...

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17:08
Australia Apple Pay could be far off as banks push...

It appears that the expansion of Apple Pay into Australia could be farther off than some had hoped. According to a report today from The Sydney Morning Herald, Apple is in negotiations with at least four of the largest banks in Australia in order to form partnerships for Apple Pay in in the region. However, the report claims Apple is having issues in negotiations centered around the fees it collects in current the currently supported Apple Pay markets of the United States and United Kingdom.

In the United States, Apple collects royalties from...

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17:04
The Logic Pros: iPad/Mac synths still can’t quite...

In this week’s episode of The Logic Pros, we are taking a hands-on look at Moog’s Sub Phatty synthesizer to see how it stacks up against some of its much more affordable virtual counterparts.

Moog instruments have been used on many of the most popular and historic records over the years, having become as legendary in their own right in the process. The company is widely considered to be one of, if not the premiere synth makers on the planet. Producing the fattest sounding oscillators and filters around since the late 60’s, Moog’s instruments certainly come at a premium, and there’s a good reason for it. In the past few years the company introduced a couple new synthesizers in its Phatty line, that brought Moog’s flagship features and famous ladder-style filter down to a fairly affordable price point. At...

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16:29
New Apple Music TV spots market mission statement,...

Apple on Sunday premiered three new TV ads for Apple Music on its YouTube channel, with one focusing on the meaning behind the service and two concentrating on specific artists.

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16:00
Apple might be 'named and shamed' in...

Apple, Google and other large multinational corporations conducting operations in Australia might soon see their annual tax payments made public as a result of a government inquiry into corporate tax dodgers.

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15:17
Apple debuts three new Apple Music ads featuring...

Apple today has debuted three new video ads for Apple Music on its YouTube channel. The ads focus on the music available via the streaming service, the service’s Connect social network, and the effect music can have on those who “live and breathe” it. The ads all tout that Apple Music has “All the artists you love and are about to love, all in one place.”

The first ad features Kygo, who is a popular Norwegian DJ and record producer. The ad features Kygo playing at a piano and then highlights Apple Music Connect and the ability to learn more about an artist via their Connect profile.

The second video stars James Bay, a popular British musician known best for his songs “Let it Go” and “Hold Back The River.” In the ad, Bay plays an acoustic version of his song “Craving” as Apple again highlights Connect and the...

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15:15
Apple Shares New Apple Music Ads: 'All the...

Apple today released a series of three Apple Music ads focused on how the service helps users discover artists. The first ad is a 60-second spot highlighting a number of artists and sharing Apple's motivation for creating Apple Music, ending with the tagline "All the artists you love and are about to love. All in one place."

Music has never had a bigger place in our lives. To have access nearly all the music in world at our fingertips is remarkable. And yet, there needs to be a place where artists and fans can discover one another. Where the entire experience, from playlists to radio to new releases, is powered by people who live and breathe music. A place that brings you the artists you love, as well as the artists you're about to love. That kind of place would be pretty great. And that's what we set out to do with Apple Music.Two other ads are artist-focused 30-second spots, with one featuring James Bay and the second featuring Kygo.

As with the longer general "...

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14:25
Diver has close encounter with killer whales,...

CNET:

Sam Galloway, the University of Auckland student who shot the film, said in the description of his YouTube video that he was on a spear-fishing trip in waters off the coast of Little Barrier Island when he and a friend came across the killer whales.

Some of the younger ones were actually quite friendly.

“The larger ones weren’t very interested in us,” Galloway wrote, “but the calves came in for a close look.”

I’m lucky enough to live on the West coast of Canada where Orca spotting is very common this time of year. They are magnificent animals regardless of whether you see them from a boat or the water like these lucky guys did.

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09:30
The past, present and future of ASUS, according to...

"Namaste!"

That was how ASUS Chairman Jonney Shih greeted some 2,000 fans at his "ZenFestival" event in New Delhi last week. And yes, he yelled on stage, just as he always does, with a generous helping of buzzwords and "thank yous." And there have...

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08:45
Zane Lowe talks Beats 1′s first weeks

Billboard:

The station is a fusion of old-school and futurism that reminds some of college radio, some of the BBC and some of the halcyon early days of FM. At its helm stands Zane Lowe, 41, the effusive, hyper-verbal, New Zealand-born former tastemaker-in-chief for the BBC’s Radio 1, who, as Beats 1′s “special creative and lead anchor,” is charged with programming the station, which so far has been exciting, chaotic, attention-grabbing and unpredictable… apparently just the way his bosses (low-key, retiring people with surnames like Iovine, Reznor and Cue) want it — and so far, so do listeners.

I don’t think it goes as far as reminding me of college radio (after all, my college radio was a freaky mess) but it certainly has opened my ears to artists I hadn’t considered listening to. For all of the problems I and many others have with Apple Music overall, Beats 1 remains a daily listen for me.

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08:28
Apple Seeks Discovery with Qualcomm over Ericsson...

Yesterday we discovered that Apple had applied to the court for an ex parte order granting them leave to obtain targeted discovery from Qualcomm for ...

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07:00
Challenges Sending Code Through Messages

Recently, I had a bit of a problem with some code I was sending back and forth through Messages. This was caused by smart quotes, which replace single and double quotation marks with directional quotation marks. This can cause a lot of problems. To disable smart quotes:

defaults write com.apple.messageshelper.MessageController SOInputLineSettings -dict-add "automaticQuoteSubstitutionEnabled" -bool false

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05:45
Apple Granted 11 Design Patents in China for Apple...

Late on Friday the Patent and Trademark Office in Hong Kong China granted Apple eleven design patents relating to Apple Store product display stand components ...

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03:00
New privilege escalation exploit discovered in OS X...

Just days after patching the DYLD_PRINT_TO_FILE vulnerability with a new OS X point release, Apple's desktop operating system has been hit with yet another zero-day exploit that would allow an attacker to gain root access without using a password.

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Saturday August 15

15:37
Apple to update Magic Mouse & wireless keyboard...

Two newly published filings with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission reveal that Apple is planning to release a new Magic Mouse and wireless keyboard with support for the power sipping Bluetooth Low Energy specification.

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13:43
New 'Magic Mouse 2' and Apple Wireless...

A group of filings posted to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission website yesterday (via SlashGear) reveal impending upgrades for Apple's Magic Mouse and wireless keyboard accessories. Images accompanying the filings point to the Magic Mouse's successor to simply be titled "Magic Mouse 2," but no specific name for the new wireless keyboard has been revealed.

The internals of both devices will see a notable overhaul in their Bluetooth capabilities, with each device getting a bump from Bluetooth 2.1 to Bluetooth 4.2. The upgrade will bring about Apple accessories that should see a noticeable increase in battery life and more robust communication between the input devices and the main computer.

Also of note is the inclusion of integrated lithium battery packs, which users will have to charge instead of the swapping in traditional AA batteries as seen in...

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13:02
SpiderOak 6.0 - Secure cloud backup, storage, and...

SpiderOak is a multi-platform secure online backup, storage, access, and sharing solution engineered for the consumer and small businesses. You must first sign up to use SpiderOak.

Running natively on Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux, SpiderOak allows users to create a central storage repository where they can access data from all their SpiderOak devices within the application, or via Web login at SpiderOak.com.

Using an automated approach, SpiderOak immediately backs up and stores any additions, edits, or changes to the back up set. Historical versions of any document can be identified and downloaded by timestamp.

Any folders within a user's SpiderOak account can be selected for sharing in a password protected setting called a 'ShareRoom', and any changes or additions to the shared folders are automatically seen by visitors to the ShareRoom.

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12:02
Apple Bluetooth LE 4.2 ‘Magic Mouse 2’ & new...

It appears plans for future Apple wireless accessories have (again) been spoiled by the FCC. According to a pair of filings that hit the organization’s website yesterday, Apple is preparing to soon debut new versions of its Bluetooth Magic Mouse and Wireless Keyboard. According to images indicating the FCC label location on the accessories, the new mouse will be called the “Magic Mouse 2.” As for the new wireless keyboard, there are no indications of a name change as of yet.

The images, unfortunately, do not show any new design details on the devices, but it would make sense for the accessories...

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11:36
Apple to begin offering AppleCare through Best Buy...

Apple and Best Buy have agreed to begin selling both the standard AppleCare protection plan for Macs and the more premium AppleCare+ for iPhones, iPads, and the Apple Watch through Best Buy stores, according to sources. The plans call for Best Buy to begin offering the AppleCare plans in its stores at checkout around the week of September 14th, just ahead of the iPhone 6S launch. This will mark a notable expansion of the Apple and Best Buy relationship, and Best Buy will become one of the only retailers, aside from select U.S. carriers, to offer AppleCare outside of an Apple Store.

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08:22
Are the New Round of Car Rumors Believable?

Runaway rumors have surfaced once again on the flimsiest of evidence that Apple is building a car.

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08:00
A new age of transportation is upon us and it's...

We're on the cusp of change: Self-driving cars have begun to hit the streets with the goal of making transportation safer. The dream of a self-driving-car future, it would seem, is becoming a reality and it's been a long time in the making. A stead...

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07:00
Create a Backup of an iOS Device Using Apple...

You can easily create a backup of an iOS device using Apple Configurator. Once you’ve created a backup, it can be restored onto a number of devices. This contains iOS data and data outside of the secure enclave. These backups allow you to restore an iOS device, add apps (not using the backup), set backgrounds, set app locations on the home screen, etc.

To do so, open Apple Configurator and then click on the Prepare icon.

At the Prepare screen, click into the Restore field and then click on the Create Backup button.

At the pop-up menu, select the device you’re backing up (usually there’s only one) and then click on the Create Backup button.

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07:00
The Week in iPad Cases: DODOcase's Maritime...

...plus folios, a keyboard case, and more!

This week’s roundup of new iPad cases sports a number of great-looking folios from Aukey, CrownCase, DODOcase, M-Edge, and Zagg, a compact and stylish bag from Brenthaven, and a flexible keyboard from Sunrise Hitek.

Aukey

The PC-T2 (iPad Air; $46) is a stylish folio case lined with a soft inner material to prevent scratches and smudges.

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06:25
Documents Indicate Apple Is Building a Self-Driving...

An anonymous reader writes: The Guardian has obtained correspondence through a public records request that indicate Apple is seeking a facility in the San Francisco area to test a self-driving car. "In May, engineers from Apple's secretive Special Project group met with officials from GoMentum Station, a 2,100-acre former naval base near San Francisco that is being turned into a high-security testing ground for autonomous vehicles." The station is a facility left over from WWII, and its 20 miles of highways and city streets are surrounded by barbed-wire fences. Honda and Mercedes-Benz have already used it to test their self-driving car technology. "This security is bound to appeal to Apple, which has hundreds of engineers quietly working on automotive technologies in an anonymous office building in Sunnyvale, four miles from its main campus in Cupertino."

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05:00
Gadget Ogling: Smart Rings, Breathalyzing Bike Locks...


Please, whatever you do, don't decide with your loved one it would be a good idea to get rings that vibrate only when you're trying to get in touch with one another.
Omate and Emanuel Ungaro are offering schmucks the Ungaro ring, which does just that. It buzzes when one designated person, whoever that may be, sends a text message or calls you. With a retail price of up to $2,000, depending on which type of precious metal and which gemstone you choose to adorn it, it's almost ridiculous enough to make me want to try it. Almost.

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03:34
This week on AppleInsider: Self-driving Apple Cars,...

Groundwork continued to be laid this week for Apple's rumored Sept. 9 press event, but the news that stole the show was the revelation that Apple is not only working on an electric car, but a self-driving one, as some had speculated.

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03:00
The week in Apple news: iPhone and iPad rumors,...

Apple headlines for the week ending Aug. 7, 2015

We’re still weeks away from the rumored September Apple event, and the iPhone and iPad rumor mill is hard at work. Apple execs and personalities were talkative this week, with several granting interviews to media outlets. Apple also issued updates to OS X, iOS, iCloud, iTunes, and Boot Camp. The week ended with a report that the Apple Car is closer to reality than we all realized. You can see all the important headlines here in this slideshow. Want to get more details on a story? Click on the link.

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Friday August 14

20:59
Garmin Express 4.1.5.0 - Manage your Garmin devices...

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

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



Version 4.1.5.0:

  • Added support for Varia Smart Bike Lights.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented Express application updates from being displayed as available to install.
  • Fixed an issue that would cause Express to crash if a device was disconnected when attempting to manage the device’s apps.
  • Fixed an issue that would prevent course updates to some golf devices.



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



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18:48
Review: iHome iSP5 SmartPlug gives dumb appliances a...

Longtime "Made for iPhone" accessory maker iHome is diverting course from its bread-and-butter bedside alarm clock/radios toward the burgeoning connected home sector. Its first product, an app-connected, HomeKit-compatible smart plug called...SmartPlug, was released Thursday and AppleInsider has the review.

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17:49
Contractors stage workers' rights protests at...

For the past couple of weeks, construction workers have been staging peaceful protests outside a number of Apple Store locations across California, arguing for better wages and working conditions from Apple and contractor Ledcor Group.

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17:19
PDFpen and PDFpenPro 7.3

Improves scanning speed and reliability, plus enhances compatibility with OS X 10.11 El Capitan. ($74.95/$124.95 new, free update, 52.6/53.2 MB)

 

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17:12
Apple Watch success

Benedict Evans:

None of these are killer apps or ‘use cases’. All of them could be done with your phone. They’re just better with a watch.

This really sums up how I feel about the watch’s UI.

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17:05
Apple’s Link Bracelet Kit

Six additional stainless steel links for wrists that exceed 205mm.

I can say from experience that it’s very easy to add or remove links to the Link Bracelet.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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16:58
iCloud allows you to recover deleted files

Apple has introduced a new feature for iCloud on the web that allows you to restore deleted items. Not only can you recover files that you’ve deleted, but also restore contacts, calendars, and reminders. This new feature also shows you how long it will be until those items are permanently deleted if you choose not to restore them.

Great feature.

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16:51
Windows 10 connects to remote servers even with...

For example, even with Cortana and searching the Web from the Start menu disabled, opening Start and typing will send a request to www.bing.com to request a file called threshold.appcache which appears to contain some Cortana information, even though Cortana is disabled. The request for this file appears to contain a random machine ID that persists across reboots.

As the article notes, it appears to be harmless traffic, but it still shouldn’t happen.

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15:42
Samsung Doubles Down on Galaxy Phones


Samsung on Thursday unveiled two new devices, the Galaxy S6 edge+ and the Galaxy Note5. The smartphones reportedly will be available in the United States starting Aug. 21. Samsung also announced its NFC mobile payment service, Samsung Pay, will launch in the United States Sept. 28. The Note5 reportedly incorporates many of the Galaxy S6's features and design elements. It has a glass front and rear, a solid metal frame, a fast octacore Samsung Exynos processor and a high-quality camera.

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15:20
White House launches Spotify page with playlists by...

LA Times:

The world’s most popular streaming service revealed on Friday that the world’s most powerful man, President Obama, and his administration have launched an official channel on Spotify, and will be contributing playlists to the service. The president released the contents of his first two playlists on Friday through his @potus Twitter account.

I’ve been listening to these playlists all day. I’d like to think POTUS himself picked these songs but, regardless, there’s some great tunes on them.

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15:00
Apple Car rumors are picking up speed

I remain skeptical, but The Guardian reports that Apple is building a self-driving car and is scouting for secure locations in the San Francisco Bay area to test it.

The article says that, in May, engineers from Apple’s secretive Special Project group met with officials from GoMentum Station, a 2,100-acre former naval base near San Francisco that is being turned into a high-security testing ground for autonomous vehicles. GoMentum Station in Concord, California is where the Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) leads and facilitates a collaborative partnership among communications suppliers, technology companies, researchers and academia; public agencies and other partners. 

These entities converge in research development, testing validation and commercialization of Connected Vehicle (CV) applications and...

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14:06
Paid upgrades in the Mac App Store

Realmac Software’s Daniel Counsell revisits a topic that’s been discussed for years, but still not addressed by Apple: Paid upgrades in the Mac App Store.

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14:00
AWT News Update: August 14, 2015

Lots of Apple news this fine Friday afternoon. Heading into the weekend, we report about:

  • Apple's looking for a secure location to test its self-driving car
  • Samsung loses an appeal in a patent infringement lawsuit to Apple
  • Apple Watch bands are now available for those with large wrists
  • Siri saves a life
  • ...and an accessibility update!

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Hi, I’m Steve Sande from Apple World Today, and this is the AWT News Update for August 14, 2015.

The Guardian is reporting that Apple is indeed building a self-driving car and now looking for secure locations where the car could be tested far from the eyes, cameras, and drones of the press. In May, a group of...

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13:58
Pad & Quill: Quality leather bags and Apple...

Thanks to Pad & Quill for sponsoring The Loop this week. I own a number of their products and they are all top quality.

From Kari (Mrs PQ):

Pad & Quill is passionate about designing and crafting unique leather bags, accessories and cases for Apple products. We employ the best leathers, canvas and various materials to make products that are beautiful, functional, durable and ageless. Our craftsmen exemplify the heart and soul of our company and we celebrate their skill by inviting each artisan to sign each Leather Bag or Apple Watch...

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13:51
An interview with designer Marc Newson

I love this interview. Marc talks about some of his favorite, and not so favorite, things in life.

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13:50
Apple Watch gets larger Sport bands & Link...

Apple on Friday quietly introduced several new band options for Apple Watch focusing on options for people with larger wrists, while at the same time activating orders for the standalone Modern Buckle.

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13:36
Court rejects Samsung’s latest appeal in Apple case

Without comment, the U.S. Federal Circuit Court of Appeals rejected Samsung’s bid to reconsider a previous ruling largely backing Apple — leaving the U.S. Supreme Court as the only legal option left for Samsung to try to overturn hundreds of millions of dollars in damages it now owes Apple in their ongoing patent feud.

Good. Make the scumbags pay already.

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13:35
XSAN Not Mounting: Missing LUNs

Forums: HardwareTags: StorNextXsanPromise RaidActiveRAID

Promise E class and J class SAS expansion chassis
ActiveRaid with SAS expansion chassis
QLogic 5800 and 5600 FC switches
Mac 12 core 10.6.8 FinalCutServer Host
StorNext 4.7.1 HA MDC
XSan Clients

StorNext and Suse Linux can not see 2 stripe groups that are associated with the Promise Raid.
Running fs_scsi -p shows all devices except for the missing SG’s from the Promise Raid
...

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13:30
Apple’s self-driving car

In May, engineers from Apple’s secretive Special Project group met with officials from GoMentum Station, a 2,100-acre former naval base near San Francisco that is being turned into a high-security testing ground for autonomous vehicles.

Very interesting.

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13:26
∞ Brushing your teeth while listening to heavy metal

Happens to me every day.

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13:22
No Air 3 in 2015? Here’s why Apple could wait until...

While a larger iPad Pro and a thinner, more powerful iPad mini are likely in the cards for this fall, Apple’s flagship 9.7-inch tablet sounds like it will be left out of this year’s update cycle. In a new report today, hit-or-miss Taiwanese technology trade website Digitimes says that Apple is not preparing a third-generation iPad Air for this fall. This follows up on a report from earlier this year that claimed that such a tablet...

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13:15
Apple car accelerates as Cupertino reportedly seeks...

Apple is rumored to be developing a self-driving car, but this isn’t just a distant dream. The company might be testing a prototype as we speak.

The Guardian dug up documents revealing that Apple is looking for a facility to test its car—preferably one with high levels of security. The company reached out to executives at GoMentum Station, a 2,100-acre test facility on what was once the Concord Naval Weapons Station not far from San Francisco. The station, which is guarded by the military, is closed to the public and used by other companies to test similar self-driving vehicles.

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13:10
QuickerTek creates Solar Power option for MacBook

QuickerTek has announced the US$299, 30 Watt 2015 Type-C MacBook Solar Panel (http://tinyurl.com/omewbse). It features the USB 3.1 adaptor cable which powers and charges the 12-inch MacBook with Retina display.

This new solar product powers the MacBook battery for use even while charging the internal battery. Even when the MacBook battery is completely dead, the QuickerTek solar panel charges and powers the laptop simultaneously.

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13:07
BBEdit 11.1.2

The venerable text editor serves up a buffet of bug fixes and improvements. ($49.99 new, free update, 11.5 MB)

 

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13:04
Apple offering 42mm Link Bracelet Kit for the Apple...

Apple is now offering a 42mm Link Bracelet Kit for the Apple Watch for US$49.

The kit has six additional stainless steel links for wrists that exceed 205mm. Crafted from the same stainless steel alloy as the case and the Link Bracelet, these links extend the 42mm stainless steel Link Bracelet by an additional 40mm. 

Thanks to a simple release button, you can add and remove 'em without any special tools. The 42mm Link Bracelet Kit ships in 5-7 days.

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12:45
Apple in Discussions With Bay Area Test Track...

Apple's work on its much-rumored Apple Car is progressing, and the company is said to be scouting for secure locations in the Bay Area where the vehicle can be tested, reports The Guardian. Engineers working on the car project are said to have met with officials at GoMentum Station in May to explore the site as a possible testing facility, suggesting work on the car may be further along than previously thought if there are already prototypes ready for testing.

GoMentum Station is a 2,100-acre former naval base run by the Contra Costa Transportation Authority that's located in the East Bay, approximately an hour and a half from Apple's Cupertino headquarters. The site, advertised as "the largest secure test facility in the world," is used to test both Connected...

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12:34
Apple eyes former naval base in California to test...

Apple's automotive project is said to be moving along quickly, with the company allegedly planning to rent a sprawling 2,100-acre property near San Francisco to work on its apparently self-driving "Project Titan."

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12:07
New report claims Apple’s Project Titan is racing...


GoMentum Station

Apple’s self-driving electric car, codenamed Project Titan, is moving ahead more quickly than originally believed according to a new report from The Guardian. The site claims that documents it has obtained regarding the project indicate that Apple is currently seeking out a secure location to test its vehicle. This development follows our reporting earlier this year profiling numerous...

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11:46
Fitbit Hooks Up With Windows 10


Fitbit on Thursday introduced a new app for Windows 10, Windows 10 mobile and Xbox One, scheduled for availability later this year. The Fitbit for Windows 10 app features an improved design that allows users to personalize the way they utilize Windows devices as part of a fitness routine. It handles traditional fitness tracking -- including counting steps taken, monitoring daily activity and exercise, logging food, weight and sleep -- and from the data gathered provides the user with advice to help reach overall fitness goals.

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11:42
UK's Lloyds Bank says Apple Pay support coming...

U.K. institution Lloyds Bank on Friday sent an email to its customers, informing them that Apple Pay support is coming "very soon" for credit and debit card holders.

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10:48
Apple updates iCloud with new features to restore...

If you’ve ever accidentally deleted a document you saved to iCloud, Apple has a new way for you to restore your data. This new method can be used to restore lost iCloud files, Contacts, or data from Calendar and Reminders.

You’ll find the new restore features when you log into your iCloud.com account and go into Settings. At the bottom of the Setting page, there’s a new Advanced section, with links to Restore Files, Restore Contacts, or Restore Calendars or Reminders.

When you delete a file from iCloud Drive, you have 30 days from the day of deletion to recover it via the Restore Files feature. After 30 days, the file is permanently delete and cannot be recovered. When you restore a file, it reappears in your iCloud Drive.

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10:40
4 updates in Power Query for Excel

This month’s Power Query update includes four new or improved features, including:

  • Option to specify Join Type in the Merge Queries dialog.
  • Extract first, last or range of characters from a Text column.
  • Customize the Quote Style in Split Column by Delimiter dialog.
  • Support for UPN credentials in the Exchange connector.

You can continue reading below for more details about each feature.

Option to specify Join Type in the Merge Queries dialog

It is now possible to specify the type of Join that you would like to apply when merging two queries using the Merge Queries dialog. These options were previously available only by manually modifying the generated formula. Now they are much more easily accessible in the Merge Queries dialog.

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10:40
Apple Begins Taking Orders for Standalone Modern...

Apple today began selling the 38mm Modern Buckle band on a standalone basis, marking the first time the Modern Buckle band has been available for purchase since the Apple Watch launched on April 24.

Over the course of the last several months, all other bands have become readily available, but the Modern Buckle bands in all sizes and colors has continued to say "Currently unavailable," with no prospective ship date given. The only way to get a Modern Buckle band prior to this morning was to purchase it alongside an Apple Watch.

The Modern Buckle is made from Granada leather sourced from a single small tannery in France, which may explain why it has been available in such limited quantities. The Modern Buckle also includes a unique magnetic buckle closure and the leather of the band is reinforced with Vectran weave to keep it from stretching.

All sizes and colors of the...

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10:19
Apple offering new L/XL Sport bands & Link...

Apple today added two new accessories for Apple Watch that will make the wearable fit wrists as large as 245mm. The first accessory, simply called Link Bracelet Kit, costs $49 from Apple and includes six additional links to expand the Link Bracelet to fit wrists as large as 245mm. Apple also today introduced a new Sport band size in L/XL that also fits up to 245mm wrists. Previously, the Sport band only extended to 210mm.

Notably, Apple only appears to be offering its Link Bracelet Kit in silver, leaving users of the Space Black Link Bracelet in the dark. Apple touts that the Link Bracelet Kit includes the same type of links as the standard band, which means that no special tools are required to add and remove them. The L/XL Sport band is only available in black and white color options.

Crafted from the same...

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10:14
Samsung teases round smartwatch with heavy Apple...

Samsung's Unpacked event on Thursday brought more than a blown-up S6 Edge and a new Note -- the company also gave a sneak peak at the next version of its Galaxy Gear smartwatch, a significant update that takes more than a few cues from Apple's own wearable.

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10:01
Listening to classical music on Apple Music

Macworld:

I recently made some suggestions about how you can manage a classical music library in iTunes. Apple Music, however, can be even more of a challenge for listening to classical music. This isn’t surprising; the music streaming model is designed around the “song” rather than multi-movement works, such as symphonies and sonatas. Here are a few tips to help you listen to classical music more efficiently.

I like classical music at times but am no means an aficionado. This article may help some of you who are get through the ins and outs of classical on Apple Music.

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09:56
Apple Introduces New $49 Apple Watch Link Bracelet...

Apple today introduced a new Link Bracelet Kit, which is equipped with six additional stainless steel links to make the 42mm Link Bracelet able to fit wrists that exceed 205mm. The six links expand the band by up to 40mm, for a maximum size of 245mm.

The Link Bracelet is Apple's only modular band, with size that can be adjusted by adding or removing links. That makes it the only band that can be expanded in this way, and with six additional links, it'll be the band best suited for wrists larger than 215mm, which is where the Classic Buckle maxes out.

While Apple Watch bands were designed to fit a wide range of wrist sizes [PDF], from 135mm to 215mm, but there have been complaints that the Apple Watch bands are not large enough for bigger wrists. Quite a few people on Apple's support...

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09:49
Another Report Claims No iPad Air 3 Launching in...

Apple is expected to announce new iPhones and iPads over the next month or so in preparation for the holiday shopping season, but it remains unclear which iPad models in particular will be unveiled.

It is widely believed that a new iPad mini 4 will be announced, but rumors about the iPad Air 3 and so-called "iPad Pro" and their respective release dates have been inconsistent thus far.

A new report from Taiwanese blog DigiTimes offers some further details, corroborating a previous rumor that Apple is not planning an iPad Air 3 right now and focusing its efforts on the iPad mini 4.

The report claims that Apple's upstream supply chain is readying components for the fourth-generation tablet, noting that...

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09:39
Finding iPad’s future

Above Avalon:

The tablet market is in complete disarray. Only five short years ago, the iPad helped jumpstart the category, ushering in multi-touch computing and the modern-day app revolution to large-screen devices. Today, there has never been a time when the tablet market faces so much unknown.

A quick look at iPad and tablet shipment data would show that things have gotten bad in recent quarters. However, in reality, things are much worse than quarterly shipment data would suggest.

I think Apple sees this as a good problem to have. They are still selling lots of iPads, are still the market leader and still have the opportunity to control the future of tablets.

But there’s no doubt the market for tablets like the iPad has cratered, due in no small part to large screen iPhones. I know my iPad is only used as a bedside alarm clock now because the iPhone 6 plus has taken over almost all of the functionality I needed and wanted in the iPad. It’s going to...

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09:34
Apple's iPhone 6 Supplier Foxconn Beats Market...

Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. rose after posting gross profit that beat estimates.

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09:32
Zane Lowe talks Apple Music, Beats 1, Dr. Dre,...

In a new interview with Billboard, Beats 1 head anchor and “special creative” Zane Lowe has shared some new information and backstory regarding Apple’s (almost) always-on radio station and streaming music service. In the interview, Lowe discusses the motives behind playing the music he plays on his show, as well as some of the behind-the-scenes aspects of being in charge of the entirety of Beats 1.

Earlier this week,...

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09:31
A love letter to libraries

The Bloggess:

When I was little my favorite places were libraries. You weren’t expected to speak, which was heaven for a shy girl with an anxiety disorder. Thousands of small secret stories were hidden in plain sight all around you, just waiting to be held in your hands and discovered.

As a small girl in rural Texas, I knew that the best chance I had of seeing worlds that would never be open to me, and meeting fantastic people I’d never be bold enough to speak to was through books. I was able to see places that exist (or that had existed, and or that would never exist) through the words of the storytellers whose worlds had been bound up and shared and protected through generations of docent-guardians who called themselves “librarians”.

I still remember when I was first allowed to go on the bus by myself to the Halifax Public Library. There was a huge (to a ten year old)...

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09:24
Genealogy for Mac: MacFamilyTree 7.6 released

Synium Software has launched MacFamilyTree 7.6 (http://tinyurl.com/2563p63), an update to the genealogy application for OS X.

MacFamilyTree helps you collect and record facts and data about your family history and turns them into informative reports and charts. Version 7.6 offers a new source management, the person analysis report, and a new fractal ancestor chart. In addition to these new features, the upgrade also comes with other improvements.

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09:22
Security Update 2015-006

Patches a variety of vulnerabilities, many of which appear in the 10.10.5 Yosemite update. (Free, various sizes)

 

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09:19
Opinion: What to expect from Apple’s A9 chip

Less than a month from now, Apple is expected to officially unveil its new A9 chip. This will be the ninth A-Series processor including the original A4, which powered the first iPad, iPhone 4, fourth-generation iPod touch, and second-generation Apple TV. It’s hard to overstate the importance of the A-series chips to Apple’s devices, as they’ve helped the company to achieve everything from major processing leaps to impressive power efficiency and — often taken for granted — guaranteed UI smoothness for every year’s newly-launched devices.

With the iPhone 6S just...

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09:10
iCloud.com gains options to restore files, contacts...

Without fanfare, Apple recently updated iCloud.com to allow users to restore files, contacts, and/or calendars and reminders hosted on the service, opening up a recovery window for mistakes.

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09:00
9to5Toys Last Call: iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular 128GB...

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Today’s can’t miss deals:
Last Call Updates:

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09:00
iCloud.com now provides recovery of deleted files,...

iCloud.com is the web-based portal for many of the apps built into OS X and iOS. A new feature provides a way for iCloud users to recover deleted files, contacts, calendars and reminders from iCloud on the web, making the service even more useful.

To use the new recovery feature, simply log onto iCloud.com using your Apple ID. Once signed in, click on Settings:

In the lower left corner of the Settings page is a box marked Advanced. It's here where you can find links to Restore Files, Contacts, Calendars and Reminders. Clicking on Restore Files displays a list of files stored in iCloud that have been deleted recently, along with a date stamp showing when the file will finally be deleted:

The image above shows that some documents have over three weeks of "life" remaining in the cloud, while one image is about to be deleted forever. Clicking Restore Contacts provides a way to...

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08:46
CleanMyMac 3.0.3 - Delete files that waste your disk...

CleanMyMac makes space for the things you love. Sporting a range of ingenious new features, CleanMyMac lets you safely and intelligently scan and clean your entire system, delete large, unused files, reduce the size of your iPhoto library, uninstall unneeded apps or fix the ones that started to work improperly, manage all your extensions from one place and do much more - all from one newly designed and beautifully simple interface.



Version 3.0.3: What’s new:

  • Significantly improved non-responding apps notifications behavior.
  • Non-responding apps monitoring can now be disabled in Preferences.
  • CleanMyMac now shows how much junk will be ignored if related apps aren’t quit.
  • Overall improvement of Health notifications behavior to better fit user requests.
  • Spotlight reindexing status is now shown in Maintenance.
  • CleanMyMac 3 Menu’s Trash feature now helps empty external drive Trash too.
  • ...

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08:39
AT&T revamping data plans with fewer options at...

Starting tomorrow, AT&T will be revamping its Mobile Share Value plans by adjusting data tiers and plan prices for new and current subscribers. At the low end, AT&T is consolidating a few data tiers into just two options with different price points. Meanwhile, AT&T’s double digit data tiers are also being reduced, and some subscribers can potentially end up with more data at no extra cost per month or get a better rate on even higher data tiers.

While AT&T’s 300MB option for $20/month remains unchanged (and not recommended), the carrier is consolidating single digit data tiers from three options down to just two. Mobile Share Value currently offers 1...

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08:35
New rumor repeats claim that Apple won't...

Questionable assertions continue to claim that there will be no new "iPad Air 3" this fall, only a faster "iPad mini 4," due to Apple's alleged newfound conservativeness about tablets.

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08:13
Apple's iPhone Shipments Grew 35% Year over...

Apple iPhone shipments worldwide grew +35% year-over-year in Q2 2015, as the bigger iPhone 6 and 6 Plus continued to gain momentum ...

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08:07
iCloud.com feature allows for Time Machine-esque...

This might come in handy.

Without a ton of fanfare, Apple has quietly added a new data restore feature to iCloud.com, enabling users to rollback accidentally deleted documents, calendar changes and contacts. A series of new ‘Restore Files’, ‘Restore Contacts’ and ‘Restore Calendars’ features are hidden in the iCloud.com Advanced Settings pane.

The new service apparently allows snapshots of your recently deleted documents and lets you put them back onto iCloud Drive. This allows you to recover accidentally deleted iCloud documents, a first since there’s never been a Trash folder equivalent in the iCloud.

Contacts can also be...

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08:00
Apple Web TV reportedly delayed until next year;...

Once hoping for a fall launch, Apple is now looking to bring its Web TV service to market in 2016, according to Bloomberg

Talks to license programming from TV networks such as those owned by CBS Corp. and 21st Century Fox are progressing slowly because Apple wants to offer a package of popular channels for US$40 a month, the article adds, quoting unnamed "people familiar with Apple's plans." What's more, the Cupertino, California-based company doesn’t have the computer network capacity in place to ensure a good viewing experience, Bloomberg adds.

Regarding network capacity, Apple wants to improve quality and keep bandwidth costs down by using CDNs to stream content from data centers that are close to users, says Seeking Alpha. The company has been building out its own CDN, and also continues to use market leader Akamai's services, the article adds.

A CDN (content...

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07:50
US court rejects Samsung's appeal against Apple...

Samsung's latest attempt to appeal Apple's 2012 patent infringement victory has fallen flat. A U.S Federal Court of Appeals rejected the Korean electronics giant's bid for reconsideration yesterday, reports the San Jose Mercury News. The original 2...

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07:44
Rumor: Next-gen Apple TV to arrive this fall,...

If you were hoping for a next-gen Apple TV device, it looks like it will be out this fall.

If you were looking for Apple’s TV streaming service, you might have to wait until next year.

Sources close to the story have stated that while Apple originally wanted to announce a live streaming service at this year’s iPhone event, those plans were put on ice as deals with major networks like CBS, 21st Century Fox and NBC have yet to be brokered.

The negotiation process has apparently been touch-and-go, as Apple is working on securing broadcasting rights for both national networks and local content...

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07:43
Tablet Shipments in Europe Stabilize while Showing...

In a new IDC report on the Western European tablet market that was published this morning tablets stabilized in Q2 2015 with total shipments contracting annually by 1.2% and reaching 7.5 million units.

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07:30
The realities of a $50 smartphone

As mobile networks kill off phone subsidies, users might now begin to appreciate just how much their new smartphone really costs. It's an even bigger problem in the developing world, where relatively few have the cash to buy even a mid-range phone...

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07:15
The Week in iOS Apps: Apple Store updates

Updates to the Apple Store app

This week’s roundup includes an update to the Apple Store app—which means it’s easier than ever to use your iOS device to buy an iOS device. Whoa.

Apple Store

The updated Apple Store app lets you make purchases with an Apple Store Gift Card. You can use your iOS device’s camera to scan new gift cards, or import existing gift cards from Passbook. Either way: Enjoy your shopping!

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07:10
Younger version of Jupiter provides clues to planet...

It's likely not the first time you'll hear scientists compare an exoplanet to Jupiter. According to a team of astronomers, though, this one called the 51 Eridani b isn't only similar in size -- it's "very much what models suggest Jupiter was like i...

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07:06
Google's initial Android Stagefright patch...

The first software patch designed to mitigate the high-profile Stagefright vulnerability in Google's Android mobile operating system was insufficient, one security researcher discovered, leading to the issuance of yet another update.

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07:00
Bash History Fun

We tend to use a lot of commands in the Terminal app. That is, after all, what it’s there fore. And there’s a nice history of what we do. There are also a number of ways to view and manage the bash history. The simplest of which is the history command, which will show the previous commands run. Here, we’ll simply run it:

history

Keep in mind that this shows the history based on context, so if you sudo bash, you’ll potentially see a different history. You can also use the bash built-in fc command, which has the additional awesomeness of being able to edit and re-run commands from the history. To start, we’ll simply look at showing the last 16 commands using the -l option:

fc -l

You can also constraint entries in the output by specific line numbers. For example, to see lines 12 through 18, simply use them as the first two positions of the command after fc:

fc 12 18

You can load the history into an editor and remove or add entries using fc...

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07:00
Windows 10 FUD Fades Fast


Complaints about Windows 10 keep rolling in, but so far none appears to have stuck. The latest brouhaha is over certain privacy settings. Windows 10 gives users many options to disable certain data-gathering and reporting features, but it appears that some communications to Microsoft servers still slip through. So far, there doesn't seem to be anything shifty or harmless about those interactions -- but to some users, they're unsettling. Why is Microsoft doing that? Another thing that just didn't seem to make sense was Wi-Fi Sense.

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06:43
Apple supplier Foxconn seen cutting costs to cope...

Apple's primary assembly partner, Hon Hai -- better known as Foxconn -- beat gross profit estimates for the June quarter, but in what may be a sign that the manufacturer cut costs to cope with weaker demand, a report said on Friday.

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06:00
A round-up of four Apple Watch stand/docks

If you own an Apple Watch, you might as well display its gorgeous looks at every opportunity. Thankfully, there are several products available that do this while allowing you to charge your smartwatch.

My favorite of the four I've tried is the Griffin WatchStand . It has an advantage in that it's built to work with both the Apple smartwatch and an iPhone.

The ebony pedestal looks classy on a desk, nightstand, or tabletop and allows you to power up the Apple Watch in either horizontal or vertical orientation. Conveniently, it works with all types of Apple Watch bands — from the Sport model to semi-flexible ones.

The WatchStand houses the MagSafe charging cable that comes with the Apple Watch (there’s no cable included with the Griffin product — or any of the stands/docks mentioned here). To get started you...

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05:56
OS X 10.10.5 Yosemite and iOS 8.4.1 Address Numerous...

Although OS X 10.10.5 has only three items in its release notes, and iOS 8.4.1 focuses on Apple Music-related fixes, both updates include numerous security fixes, and are worth installing sooner rather than later because of this.

 

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05:51
Federal court says 'no' to Samsung's...

A federal appeals court has refused to re-examine Samsung's appeal of a 2012 jury verdict that found the company violated Apple's iPhone patents, reports the San Jose Mercury News (http://tinyurl.com/ota5wgt).

The U.S. Federal Circuit Court of Appeals rejected Samsung's bid to reconsider a previous ruling. This leaves the U.S. Supreme Court as the only legal option left for Samsung to try to overturn hundreds of millions of dollars in damages it now owes Apple.

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05:50
calibre 2.35.0 - Complete e-book library management...

Calibre is a complete e-book library manager. Organize your collection, convert your books to multiple formats, and sync with all of your devices. Let Calibre be your multi-tasking digital librarian.

Manage, convert, sync, and more

  • Library management. Calibre keeps things orderly by creating single entries for books that contains multiple formats. Add tags and comments for better searchability.
  • Format conversion. Calibre's robust conversion options support a wide variety of file formats.
  • File syncing. Calibre's device drivers seamlessly support all the top e-readers and devices.



Version 2.35.0: New Features

  • Kobo driver: Add support...

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05:42
New iCloud.com feature lets users restore recently...

Apple has quietly added a new data restore feature to iCloud.com today, enabling users to rollback accidentally deleted documents, calendar changes and contacts. The new ‘Restore Files’, ‘Restore Contacts’ and ‘Restore Calendars’ features are hidden in iCloud.com Advanced Settings pane.

Seemingly unrelated to iCloud backup, Apple shows snapshots of your recently deleted documents and lets you put them back onto iCloud Drive. This means there is now a way to recover accidentally deleted iCloud documents for the first time, because there is no equivalent to the Trash folder in iCloud.

Similarly, Contacts restoration shows timestamped snapshots of  your iCloud contacts database. Restoring to an earlier version reverts all changes made since the backup date. Unlike...

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05:37
AppleInsider podcast discusses Apple's Sept. 9...

This week's all-new AppleInsider podcast features Shane Cole and Neil Hughes as we talk about Apple's anticipated Sept. 9 media event. Shane talks about Alphabet and Samsung, while Neil reviews a DJI drone. Shane, Neil and Victor also discuss Sony robot dogs, and the damage caused by counterfeit products.

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05:33
While the Court Rejects Samsung's Appeal in...

A federal appeals court late yesterday refused to re-examine Samsung's appeal of a stinging 2012 jury verdict that found the tech giant violated Apple's iPhone patents ...

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05:30
Maya 2016 - Professional 3D modeling and animation...

Maya is an award-winning software and powerful, integrated 3D modeling, animation, visual effects, and rendering solution. Because Maya is based on an open architecture, all your work can be scripted or programmed using a well-documented and comprehensive API (application programming interface), or one of two embedded scripting languages, the Maya Embedded Language (MEL) or Python. This level of openness, combined with an industry-leading suite of 3D visual effects, computer graphics, and character animation tools, enables you to realize your creative vision for your film, television, game development, and design projects.

Version 2016 (Service Pack 2):

Note: Now requires OS X 10.9.5 or later.
Note: This service pack is a full product install. Uninstall your existing Maya 2016 software before installing this service pack.

Animation General

  • Soft modification deformer red area should refresh...

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05:30
What you should play this weekend: Tengami

Occasionally you'll find a game that's so beautiful you want to play it slowly and intentionally, savoring the developers' work. Tengami (US$4.99, universal for iOS) is one of those games.

It's an adventure puzzler that has your character exploring his world, one scene at a time, unlocking secrets and moving ever forward. There's no clear objective other than discovery itself, and that's a big part of Tengami's appeal. Walk, look, and see what's next. Here's our look at Tengami.

Looks

To call this game pretty is a laughable understatement. The premise is that you're in a Japanese pop-up book come to life. Each "page" unfolds to reveal charming cut-outs and intricate folds. Paper petals flutter from tree tops. Water "shimmers," a paper moon glows faintly in the sky and hidden bridges, staircases and more unfold before you...if you figure out how to trigger them.

The...

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05:00
App Store currently showing all apps as having only...

A glitch in the iOS App Store means that all apps are shown as having only five reviews on category listings screens. The correct number of reviews is shown once you click through to the app.

Apple last month moved to fix another issue with App Store reviews. Those using iOS betas were leaving poor reviews for apps simply because they didn’t work with as-yet unsupported versions of the mobile OS. Apple solved the issue by blocking attempts to write reviews while using iOS betas.

Thanks, Phillip

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04:44
IK Multimedia introduces SampleTank Custom Shop

IK Multimedia (www.ikmultimedia.com) has introduced SampleTank Custom Shop, a free introductory version of SampleTank 3, the sound and groove workstation application and DAW plug-in for Macs and PCs.

Now musicians, producers and engineers have a new way to explore over 14,000 samples, over 19GB of additional sound content and 3,700 loops, 1,200 MIDI patterns and over 500 instruments. SampleTank Custom Shop comes with a fully functional curated library of 30 instruments — including eight new instruments and the Grand Piano 1 SE — that can be edited, manipulated and customized .

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04:33
Graphic Inspector for Mac OS X can now search image...

Zevrix Solutions has announced Graphic Inspector 2.1, a feature update to its quality control solution for images and vector graphic files.

Graphic Inspector checks multiple files for potential problems according to user's workflow requirements saving the time and hassle of checking the documents manually. The new version lets users check image metadata for specific values using custom list of metadata tags, and introduces several other improvements and bug fixes.

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04:12
RE:Vision Effects releases DE:Flicker with GPU...

RE:Vision Effects has announced DE:Flicker for Adobe Premiere Pro, with support now included when purchasing DE:Flicker for After Effects. DE:Flicker continues to be available for Final Cut Pro X and Motion, which requires a separate license.

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04:07
System on chip (SoC) market to grow at 11% CAGR to...

The system on chip (SoC) market will see a compound annual growth rate of 11% between now and 2019, according to Sandler Research (SandlerResearch.org).

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04:07
Kool Tools: Secur Six-in-One Car Charger

Many people have USB adapters that they plug into the 12 Volt power plugs in their vehicles to create a charging station for their smartphones, tablets and other digital devices. However, Secur Products has taken the USB car adapter to the extreme with the introduction of the SP-4003 Six-in-One Car Charger (http://tinyurl.com/prvomdj).

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04:04
Apple Watch will make up 40% of premium watch sales...

A BI Intelligence report on the future of wearables is predicting that by 2020 the Apple Watch will account for 40% of all premium watch sales, defined as watches costing upwards of $350. The report suggests Apple will be shipping over 40M Watches a year by this date.

A supporting survey found that those currently considering a smartwatch purchase were most interested in notifications and health & fitness apps, with the Apple Watch unsurprisingly seeing substantially greater appeal than Android Wear models.

The report suggests that while the entire wearables market will continue to grow, full-featured smartwatches will start edging out cheaper...

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03:30
Transistor is an unsettling, fun, and subtly cool...

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

Let’s hear it for the villains. The bad guys. The nefarious forces you have to defeat to ultimately complete a game. It wasn’t until I played Transistor, a cyberpunk action-adventure game from Supergiant Games, that I appreciated why I’ve found so many other mobile titles’ world’s lacking: They have forgettable bad guys. But Transistor, a lovingly-made and original vision of the future, reveals the parties responsible for stealing your voice and trapping your friend’s soul in your sword in the first few minutes. All four conspirators...

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01:32
Performance tuning XSAN

Forums: General Xsan TalkTags: tuninigperfomanceXsan

Good afternoon.
Need help and advice in the optimization of the raid for xsan. There raid 3 LUN (raid 1 - medatada, and 2 to 6 disk LUNs, the total partition data ± 40Tb). 99% of the information will be large-sized videos.
The question is what values for the parameters will be the most optimal.
For example:
block allocation size
allocation strategy
allocation settings
cache settings
and others

Thanks in advance for any advice<

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00:28
Man made large dentelle perruquier la plus efficace...

Forums: SoftwareTags: perruques

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00:20
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Forums: Replication, Backups, and Archiving

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Thursday August 13

21:47
iTunes 12.2.2

Provides a number of improvements and fixes for Apple Music and the Beats 1 streaming radio station. (Free, 222 MB)

 

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20:59
Apple Security Update 2015-006 - For OS X 10.9. (...

Apple Security Update 2015-006 is recommended for all users and improves the security of OS X. For detailed information about the security content of this update, please visit: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222

The download link above is for OS X 10.Mavericks; see Related Links for additional security updates. Also please understand that the security updates mentioned here were applied to OS X 10.10 Yosemite in the OS X 10.10.4 operating-system update.



Version 2015-006:

Note: Information about the security updates contained in this update can be found here.



  • OS X 10.9 or later
  • See Related Links for older system versions



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20:59
Apple iOS 8.4.1 - The latest version of Apple's...

The latest version of iOS can be downloaded through iTunes.

Apple iOS 8 comes with big updates to apps you use every day, like Messages and Photos. A whole new way to share content with your family. And exciting new connections between apps and between devices. All that and more make iOS 8 the biggest iOS release ever.

Photos. The all-new Photos app makes it simpler than ever to find and rediscover your favorite photos with new search features and smart albums that organize your photos for you. And you can make every shot look even better immediately after you've taken it with powerful new editing tools, no matter your skill level.

Messages. Now Messages lets you connect with friends and family like never before. Tap to add your voice to any conversation. Send a video of what you're seeing the moment you're seeing it. And easily share your location so they know right where you are.

Design....

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20:59
Apple iTunes 12.2.2 - Play Apple Music and manage...

Apple iTunes lets you organize and stream Apple Music, download and watch video and listen to Podcasts. It can automatically download new music, app, and book purchases across all your devices and computers. And it's a store that has everything you need to be entertained. Anywhere. Anytime.



Version 12.2.2:

  • Click on the Beats 1 banner to see what's currently on, or view a complete broadcast schedule so you never miss a show
  • You can now view a list of the artists you're following on Apple Music
  • Resolved an issue where iTunes loses its place when you go back to a previous page in Apple Music
  • Addressed a problem where artists may be sorted incorrectly in My Music
  • Fixed a problem where playlists displayed in the action menu may not match the playlists in your library
  • Artists can now share thoughts, photos, music, and videos to Connect, right from iTunes
  • This update also includes...

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20:59
OS X Yosemite 10.10.5 - Apple's latest...

OS X Yosemite is Apple's newest operating system for Mac.

An elegant design that feels entirely fresh, yet inherently familiar. The apps you use every day, enhanced with new features. And a completely new relationship between your Mac and iOS devices. OS X Yosemite will change how you see your Mac. And what you can do with it.

Redesigned interface.

With OS X Yosemite, we set out to elevate the experience of using a Mac. To do that, we looked at the entire system and refined it app by app. Feature by feature. Pixel by pixel. And we built great new capabilities into the interface that put need-to-know information at your fingertips. The result is that your Mac has a fresh new look, with all the power and simplicity you know and love.

Powerful built-in apps.

One of the best things about a Mac is that it comes loaded with state-of-the-art, beautifully designed apps you’ll love to use every day. In OS X Yosemite, those apps give you...

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20:59
Iridient Developer 3.0.4 - Powerful image editing...

Iridient Developer (was RAW Developer) is a powerful image conversion application designed specifically for OS X. Iridient Developer gives advanced photographers total control over every aspect of their digital camera's output, yet still provides easy drag and drop conversion convenience and access to basic adjustments for the casual user. Iridient developer supports RAW files from over 620 digital camera models.



Version 3.0.4: New Features

  • Support added for RAW images from the Sony A7R II (ILCE-7RM2), RX100 IV (DSC-RX100M4) and RX10 II (DSC-RX10M2).
  • Support added for RAW images from the Canon G3 X.
  • Support added for RAW images from the Panasonic DMC-GX8, DMC-FZ300 and DMC-FZ330.
  • Support added for RAW images from the Olympus AIR-A01.
  • Support added for RAW images from the Ricoh GR II.
  • Support added...

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20:59
OS X Server 4.1.5 - For OS X 10.10 Yosemite. (...

Designed for OS X and iOS devices, OS X Server makes it easy to share files, schedule meetings, synchronize contacts, develop software, host your own website, publish wikis, configure Mac, iPhone, and iPad devices, remotely access your network, and more.

OS X Server is an application you can add to OS X Yosemite right from the Mac App Store. Anyone can quickly and easily turn a Mac running OS X Yosemite into a server that’s perfect for home offices, businesses, schools, developers, and hobbyists alike.



Version 4.1.5:

  • Updated for OS X Yosemite 10.10.5.
  • Improve MDM command



  • OS X 10.10.4 or later



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20:59
MacPilot 7.1.6 - Enable over 1,000 hidden features...

MacPilot can enable and disable hidden features in Mac OS X, optimize and repair your system, and perform numerous routine maintenance operations with the click of a button!

Pro user or not, you can now increase computer performance with only a few clicks of the mouse. Optimize your network for broadband connectivity, completely customize Apple File Sharing, perform essential maintenance without having to remember mind boggling acronyms, and much more. However, those are just a few of the many reasons why MacPilot is your choice over Cocktail, TinkerTool and Onyx.

Enable the "cut" option in the Finder, disable menu items for security, disable icon caches, set history limits, erase recently used files, prevent your dock from being modified, turn off all system animations, increase the speed at which windows resize, change which format screenshots are taken in, set a default name and location for screenshots, disable a secondary processor, the startup...

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20:03
Court rejects Samsung’s latest appeal request in...

In its seemingly never-ending legal battle between Apple, Samsung earlier this summer asked a federal appeals court to reconsider the U.S Federal Circuit Court’s decision to uphold damages from a 2012 ruling. Today, San Jose Mercury News reports that the U.S. Federal Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected Samsung’s request to have its case reheard.

The Federal Circuit denied the request without comment, leaving Samsung’s only remaining option as the U.S. Supreme Court. Samsung’s request for a rehearing was...

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19:44
Court Rejects Samsung's Latest Appeal in Patent...

The U.S. Federal Circuit Court of Appeals today rejected Samsung's latest appeal in its patent infringement case with Apple without comment, according to the San Jose Mercury News. The appeal was Samsung's effort to get the court to reconsider a central part of the ruling, which would account for $400 million of the $548 million in damages owed to Apple.

Samsung had urged the Federal Circuit to rehear the case with its full 12-judge roster, arguing that a three-judge panel erred earlier this year when it left intact a jury's verdict that the South Korean tech giant's smartphones and tablets infringed on Apple's design patents.Samsung's only legal option to overturn the latest verdict is to turn to the U.S. Supreme Court. The decision comes weeks after Facebook, Google and other Silicon Valley companies...

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19:15
Samsung denied rehearing of appeal over $400M patent...

The U.S. Federal Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday denied Samsung's request for an en banc review of a previous decision that kept Apple's patent infringement trial win largely intact, leaving the Supreme Court as the Korean company's last recourse.

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16:11
Xiaomi Unveils Redmi Note 2 as US Twinkles in Its Eye


Xiaomi on Thursday announced its new Redmi Note 2, getting a jump on Samsung's announcement of two new smartphone entries. Xiaomi's Redmi Note 2 comes with a 2-GHz octacore Mediatek Helio X10 CPU and 16 GB of flash memory. The Redmi Note 2 Prime edition comes with a 2.2-GHz octacore MTK Helio X10 CPU and 32 GB of flash memory.
The phones will start selling this weekend in China at prices equivalent to about $125 to $140. At that price, the Redmi Note 2 is "very competitive," said Nick Spencer, a senior practice director at ABI Research.

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15:58
TestFlight update lets developers seed iOS 9 app...

A week after updating its TestFlight app evaluation tool with support for iOS 9, Apple on Thursday added a backend feature that allows developers to seed beta builds of their apps to users outside of their dev teams.

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15:57
Report: Apple is delaying its live TV service until...

Apple really wants you to be able to watch live channels on its new Apple TV set-top, but as the song goes, you can’t always get what you want.

According to a new report from Bloomberg, Apple is delaying the announcement of its new Internet-powered live TV streaming service until at least 2016, as negotiations with TV networks like ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox continue to stall. The holdup has to do over the subscription price for the service. Apple wants to give viewers a mini-bundle of select TV channels for about $40 a month, roughly half of the typical cable bill. TV networks, on the other hand, expect to be paid more than what they get from current providers.

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15:54
Apple releases iOS 8.4.1 update, targets iTunes,...

It’s not the biggest iOS update in the world, but it might prove helpful.

On Thursday, Apple released iOS 8.4.1.

The update, a 55 megabyte download, adds the following fixes and changes:
- Resolves issues that could prevent turning on iCloud Music Library.

- Resolves an issue that hides added music because Apple Music was set to show offline music only.

- Provides a way to add songs to a new playlist if there aren’t any playlists to choose from.

- Resolves an issue that may show different artwork for an album on other devices.

- Resolves several issues for artists while posting to Connect.

- Fixes an issue where tapping Love...

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15:44
Apple releases iTunes 12.2.2 update

It’s not a huge update, but it might pin down some of the problems you were having between iTunes, your libraries and Apple Music.

On Thursday, Apple released iTunes 12.2.2. The update, which can be snagged through OS X’s Software Update or App Store features, offers the following fixes and changes:

- Click on the Beats 1 banner to see what’s currently on, or view a complete broadcast schedule so you never miss a show.

- You can now view a list of the artists you’re following on Apple Music.

- Resolved an issue where iTunes loses its place when you go back to a previous page in Apple Music.

- Addressed a problem where artists may be sorted incorrectly in My Music....

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15:26
AWT News Update: August 13, 2015

Just a pair of quick stories today, but you can get all of the rest of the news on AppleWorld.Today any time!

  • Gene Munster's back with a possible maybe perhaps rumor about a new Apple product being announced in September
  • Want to pre-order an iPhone 6s or whatever it may be called? You can do it if you're a Deutsche Telekom customer!

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Hi, I’m Steve Sande from Apple World Today, and this is the AWT News Update for August 13, 2015. Just a quick one today since I spent most of the day helping my elderly parents. Yeah, I’m that kinda guy…

One of the favorite hobbies of all tech bloggers is to make endless fun of Piper Jaffray analyst Gene...

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15:25
Report: Apple’s efforts to build a live-TV service...

A report from Bloomberg today said that Apple is struggling to come to common ground with CBS, Fox, and Comcast-owned NBC in negotiations to offer a live TV streaming service much like Dish's Sling TV.

The rumored service would be targeted at cord cutters, hosting a handful of live channels bundled together for about $30 to $40 a month. Back in March, the Wall Street Journal reported that Apple's service would include networks like ABC, CBS, Fox, and various subsidiary channels like ESPN and FX. Apple has been pushing hard to develop a news and entertainment...

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15:00
Apple Watch tallies 42% of total dollars spent on...

How is the Fitbit faring against the Apple Watch? We now know, thanks to an upcoming report from 1010data's Ecom Insights. AppleWorld.Today received an advance copy of the report, which will be released next week.

In just three months of availability, Apple now has 42% of total dollars sold in the first half of the year followed by Fitbit at 31%. Motorola, Garmin, Jawbone, Polar, Pebble and Samsung combined make up just 15%, according to 1010data's Ecom Insights, which measures what consumers are purchasing online. However, when we look at units, Fitbit is number one with 35% of the market and Apple #2 at 11%.

Apple.com sells the most wearables, accounting for 41% of total dollars, followed by Amazon at 43%, and Best Buy and Fitbit with 5% each.

This research comes from 1010data’s Ecom Insights panel.  The panel consists of millions of online shoppers in the U.S. who allow 1010data to anonymously track...

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14:59
The Israeli Military uses Apple iPads extensively on...

A new report informs us that during Israel’s seven-week Gaza Strip war with Hamas last year, company commanders were just as likely to be holding an iPad as an M-16, as the mobile wireless device took on an unprecedentedly critical role.

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14:40
Report: Apple TV service pushed back to 2016, new...

A report on Thursday claims Apple has been forced to delay the announcement of a hotly anticipated over-the-top streaming television service to sometime in 2016 as content licensing talks sputter.

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14:32
Apple releases OS X 10.10.5 update

If you were waiting for the OS X 10.10.5 update, it’s here.

On Thursday, Apple released OS X 10.10.5. The update, an 815 megabyte download, offers the following fixes and changes:

- Improves compatibility with certain email servers when using Mail.

- Fixes an issue in Photos that prevented importing videos from GoPro cameras.

- Fixes an issue in QuickTime Player that prevented playback of Windows Media files.

The update can be located, downloaded and installed via the App Store feature in OS X Yosemite.

If you’ve tried the new version and have any feedback to offer, let us know about your experience in the comments.

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14:27
The Pichai Era: Google's New Age of Innocence?


"A" is for new Google parent company "Alphabet," for Sundar Pichai's "ascension" to CEO, and for a slimmed-down search engine company that seeks to become more "agile." With Google cofounders Larry Page and Sergey Brin stepping back to manage the newly formed Alphabet Holdings, consumers may wonder if that "A" also stands for "altruism." Pichai's work ethic and congeniality helped drive his ascension to the top, and he'll need both to redirect the mounting mistrust of Google -- his greatest challenge yet.

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14:26
Apple Live TV Service Not Coming Until 2016

Bloomberg reports that Apple will be unable to deliver their rumored live TV-over-internet streaming service for the Apple TV until 2016. Content negotiations are reportedly stalling the launch of the service, which Apple had hoped to be ready for their rumored September 9th media event. The company wanted to introduce this year a live TV service delivered via the Internet, but is now aiming for 2016, said people familiar with Apple’s plans. Apparently, pricing of the new TV service is one of the main hurdles in the negotiations. Bloomberg reports that Apple wants to offer "a package of popular channels" for $40/month, a significant discount from the average cable bill.

A new Apple TV set top box, however, is still said to be ready for release. The new...

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14:15
Report: Apple’s streaming TV service delayed into...

While Apple is expected to unveil a new Apple TV set-top box at an event next month, its rumored internet TV service will not make an appearance at that event according to a new report out of Bloomberg. The report says that Apple, while it originally wanted to launch its streaming TV service this year, has decided to push the service back until some point in 2016. We also reported earlier this year that Apple’s streaming TV service would likely launch after the...

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14:13
Global Equities Research Talks up a Trippy Large...

Global Equities Research‘s Trip Chowdhry wrote today that Apple is likely "creating a completely new device," something he vaguely describes as a large, curving piece of glass ...

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14:01
Apple flips the switch on external TestFlight...

Update: Apple appears to have now disabled external testing in iTunes Connect again after briefly enabling it this afternoon.

External Testing is disabled in iTunes Connect again. Seems like it was a bug. http://t.co/qr4bnKAIRw


Amit Nivedan Kalra (@AMITNKALRA) August 14, 2015

When Apple updated the TestFlight app for iOS 9 compatiblity earlier this month, it came with the caveat that developers could only submit iOS 9 betas to members of their own teams. Today, however, the company has enabled external testing, allowing developers to start pushing iOS 9-ready betas to any users.

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13:46
Apple’s diversity numbers

Tim Cook:

Diversity is critical to innovation and it is essential to Apple’s future. We aspire to do more than just make our company as diverse as the talent available to hire. We must address the broad underlying challenges, offer new opportunities, and create a future generation of employees as diverse as the world around us. We also aspire to make a difference beyond Apple.

Great progress.

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13:43
The one hour mix

Graham Cochrane is doing a series a videos showing users how to mix a song. I always like watching these types of videos—every audio engineer has their own way of doing things, but I usually pick up a tidbit from everyone.

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13:43
Updated Apple diversity numbers show growth in hires...

As promised, Apple on Thursday issued an updated diversity report, claiming that it hired the most diverse range of candidates in the past year than at any other point in its history.

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13:34
Boot Camp supports Windows 10

Apple posted a support document showing users how to install or upgrade to Windows 10.

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13:27
Apple's CEO Talks about the Company's...

Last month Denis Young Smith, Apple's VP of human resources talked about Diversity at Apple. Smith noted that the problem didn't happen overnight and so it's not going to be changed overnight. Smith later articulated the point that "diversity" shouldn't be viewed as a tech problem but rather a talent strategy. Today Apple released their latest report regarding their employment diversity program and a personal message from Apple's CEO Tim Cook.

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13:24
∞ The Dalrymple Report with Merlin Mann: A Crow, a...

Jim and Merlin talk about beta software, bass players, and how to minimize stress while traveling.

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13:00
Preview real-time co-authoring on OneDrive

Earlier this year we announced real-time co-authoring support for Word 2016 as part of the Office 2016 Preview. For the last several months, this feature has been available to preview users co-authoring Word documents stored on SharePoint Online. Today, we are pleased to announce that real-time co-authoring is also available as a first-look for Word documents stored on OneDrive as part of the latest Office 2016 Preview release.

Now when two or more users running the latest preview open the same Word document from OneDrive, they can co-author with others in real-time, which allows them to see the cursor location and text edits made by the other users automatically appear as they happen.

You are encouraged to try real-time co-authoring on OneDrive today. If you are receiving regular updates throughout the preview, you should have...

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13:00
The Week in iPhone Cases: Lifeproof’s new camo...

...plus battery cases, camera accessories, and more!

This week’s roundup of new iPhone cases includes a fashionable pick from designer Ted Baker, no-frills cases from Amzer, Moshi, and Spigen, and a battery boost from Incipio.

Action Life Media

If you are pining for an old-fashion camera, the MCamLite (iPhone 6 and 6 Plus; $130 to $140) grants your wish with a sturdy aluminum body and its ergonomic design.

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12:54
Apple Music outdoor ad campaign goes interactive...

Apple has begun to roll out new, interactive Apple Music posters that work with the Shazam iOS app to link iPhone owners directly to the featured artist's page in Apple Music.

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12:41
Apple releases updated diversity report, “a lot more...

Apple has updated its diversity report with new data about gender, race, and ethnicity hiring at the company. The updated diversity report comes one day after Apple committed to sponsoring a minority-focused technology program and one year after releasing its first report on such data.

While the new data does not show dramatic diversity improvements compared with last year’s report, Apple does highlight some key changes in hiring over the last 12 months. The company is still mostly male with men accounting for 69% of Apple around the world, but that’s moved slightly from 70% a year ago.

The same...

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12:36
Apple Releases New Diversity Numbers, Hired Over 11,...

Apple has released updated diversity numbers that provide a breakdown of the company's workforce based on gender, race and ethnicity in 2015. The new data reveals that Apple hired over 11,000 women globally over the past year, a 65% increase over the previous year, in addition to 2,200 Black employees, a 50% year-over-year increase, and 2,700 Hispanic employees, a 66% increase over the previous year.

Apple says that is has hired more diverse candidates in 2015 than any year to date, with the percentage of new hires in the past year broken down as follows: 35% Women (Global), 19% Asian (U.S.), 13% Hispanic (U.S.), 11% Black (U.S.). Apple's global gender split is now 69% male and 31% female, a marginal change from last year's 70% male-30% female split.

Apple CEO Tim Cook:Diversity is critical to innovation and it is essential to Apple’s future. We aspire to do more than just make our company as diverse as the talent...

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12:28
uBlock, a Ghostery alternative

To be clear, I haven’t used this, but a reader wrote and said it’s very fast and does the same thing as Ghostery. It’s always good to have an alternative.

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12:18
Windows 10 found talking to remote servers despite...

Although most of the traffic appears to be innocuous, Windows 10 is still communicating with Microsoft servers even when many data privacy settings are on, a report observed on Thursday.

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12:10
Samsung Debuts Galaxy Note5 and S6 Edge+ Phones,...

At Samsung's big press conference today in New York, the company announced two new flagship smartphones: the Samsung Galaxy Note5 and the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+, both of which include large "phablet" sized screens that poise them to be direct competitors to the iPhone 6 Plus. They each include the same 5.7-inch display with 4GB of RAM, 16-megapixel rear cameras, and 5-megapixel front cameras, and even the ability to record 4K video.

The Galaxy S6 Edge+ (left) with the Galaxy Note5 (right)
The Galaxy S6 Edge+ keeps its predecessor's curved screen design, but increases its screen size from 5.1-inches to 5.7-inches, which is even larger than the iPhone 6 Plus' 5.5-inch screen. Otherwise, the phone's internals are only slight bumps from the last generation,...

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12:05
Samsung are scumbags

Here is the company’s new Gear S2 smartwatch interface.

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11:55
iTunes 12.2.2 makes enhancements to Apple Music,...

In tandem with iOS 8.4.1 and OS X 10.10.5, Apple on Thursday also released iTunes 12.2.2, making some minor improvements to Apple Music, Connect, and Beats 1, while simultaneously solving problems with browsing local libraries.

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11:54
∞ Apple releases iTunes update with Apple Music fixes

Apple released iTunes 12.2.2 this morning with a number of updates aimed specially at problems people have had with Apple Music. Here’s what’s new in this version:

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11:50
What’s new: July 2015

Office 2016 for Mac arrived this month, along with Office Mobile apps for Windows 10, a new universal iOS OneNote app, and more. For business, new compliance capabilities and IT management controls were added, along with enhancements to Yammer and Power Query. On the mobile front, Azure Rights Management is now available for Office for iPad and iPhone, there’s a new app designed for in-and-out email, and the Skype for Business Windows Phone app is here. Enterprise customers can preview the new Skype for Business capabilities, and teachers and students can now move back and forth between Office 365 and Moodle or Open edX without logging in each time. For developers, the new edition of the monthly Office 365 Dev Digest is out, Office 365 channels are live, and The Office Dev Show has begun. Leave us a comment to let us know what your favorite new feature is. If you missed last month’s updates, see What...

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11:41
Study: Chinese Hackers Are Savvy, Surgical


A clandestine group of sophisticated Chinese hackers have infected scores of sites on the Web and stolen documents from industrial and government organizations with surgical precision, according to a Dell SecureWorks study released last week. Dubbed "Threat Group 3390," the cybergang has used infected websites of some 100 organizations across the globe -- in Iran, Iraq, Zambia, Italy, Afghanistan, Qatar and Ecuador, as well as in other parts of Europe, South America, the Middle East and Africa -- to trap their targets.

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11:34
Apple releases OS X 10.10.5 to squash Mail, Photos,...

Apple has just released OS X 10.10.5, the fifth (and likely last) major update to OS X Yosemite. It can be downloaded now through the Update tab in the Mac App Store, or you can look for standalone installers to hit Apple's download page later in the day.

The update contains a fix for a bug that gives attackers unfettered root privileges, a feat that makes it easier to surreptitiously infect Macs with rootkits and other types of persistent malware. Shortly after the vulnerability was publicly disclosed, adware distributors started exploiting it in the wild so they could install potentially unwanted applications without...

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11:15
Apple releases iOS 8.4.1, mostly with fixes for...

Apple has just released iOS 8.4.1, a minor update that mostly fixes bugs with Apple Music and the revamped Music app included in iOS 8.4. It's available as an over-the-air update or through iTunes for any device running iOS 8, including the iPhone 4S, 5, 5C, 5S, 6, and 6 Plus; all iPads except the first-generation model; and the fifth- and sixth-generation iPod Touch.

Other bugs and security updates may be included in 8.4.1, but the release notes only mention Music-related things:

  • Resolves issues that could prevent turning on iCloud Music Library
  • Resolves an issue that hides added music because Apple Music was set to show offline music only
  • Provides a way to add songs to a new playlist if there aren't any playlists to choose from
  • Resolves an issue that may show different artwork for an album on...
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11:04
About OS X Server 4.1.5

OS X Server v4.1.5 improves compatibility of OS X Server with OS X Yosemite v10.10.5. 

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11:01
Apple releases iOS 8.4.1, OS X 10.10.5, and iTunes...

Today is operating system update day for Apple users. The company has released updates for both iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite. There’s also an update for iTunes.

iOS 8.4.1 update

iOS 8.4.1 is now available for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This update is chock full of “improvements and fixes to Apple Music.” According to Apple’s technical notes, the update resolves issues with turning on iCloud Music Library, fixes a problem that hides added music when Apple Music is set to show offline music only, fixes an album artwork issue, and several other fixes. iOS 8.4.1 also includes security updates.

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10:59
Apple releases upgrades for Mac OS X, iTunes, and iOS

Apple has released updates for Mac OS X, iTunes and iOS.

Mac OS X 10.10.5 focuses on bug fixes and security issues, including the DYLD_PRINT_TO_FILE privilege escalation exploit. According to Apple, this update: 

° Improves compatibility with certain email servers when using Mail ;

° Fixes an issue in Photos that prevents importing videos from GoPro cameras;

° Fixes an issue in QuickTime Player that prevented playback of Windows Media files. 

Mac OS X 10.10.5 can be downloaded via the Updates tab at the Mac App Store.

iTunes 12.2.1 offers stability and performance improvements. For example:

° You can click on the Beats 1 banner to see what's currently on, or view a complete broadcast schedule so you never miss a show.

° You can now view a list of the artists you're following on Apple Music.

° An issue where iTunes loses its place when...

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10:58
Apple updates Mac OS X, iTunes, and iOS

Apple has released updates for Mac OS X, iTunes and iOS.

Mac OS X 10.10.5 concentrates on bugfixes and security issues, including the DYLD_PRINT_TO_FILE privilege escalation exploit. This update:

° Improves compatibility with certain email servers when using Mail ;

° Fixes an issue in Photos that prevents importing videos from GoPro cameras;

° Fixes an issue in QuickTime Player that prevented playback of Windows Media files.

Mac OS X 10.10.5 can be downloaded via the Updates tab at the Mac App Store.

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10:38
iTunes 12.2.2 released with Beats 1 schedule,...

Apple has released an update to iTunes to accompany today’s iOS 8.4.1 release. Like the iOS update, the new version of iTunes introduces bug fixes related to Apple Music and the Beats 1 streaming radio service.

Mac users will now be able to access the Beats 1 broadcast schedule directly within the iTunes app by clicking on the large Beats 1 banner on the radio page. Users can also see a list of which artists they follow on the Connect social media service, just like on iOS. Artists can also use iTunes to take advantage of the social features previously exclusive to iOS.

Several bugs were also fixed in this update, including an issue that could cause iTunes to forget where you were...

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10:28
Apple releases iOS 8.4.1 with fixes for Apple Music...

Apple on Thursday released to the public iOS 8.4.1, a maintenance and security update that the company said fixes issues with its recently launched Apple Music streaming subscription service related to playlists, iCloud Music Library, offline music and more.

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10:20
OS X 10.10.5 closes DYLD vulnerability, fixes bug...

Apple on Thursday released the finished version of OS X 10.10.5, a maintenance update for Yosemite that mostly concentrates on bugfixes and security issues, including the DYLD_PRINT_TO_FILE privilege escalation exploit.

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10:09
Apple releases iOS 8.4.1 with Apple Music + Beats 1...

Apple has released an official iOS update for all users with iOS 8.4.1 now available. The update follows the major iOS 8.4 release which included an all-new Music app with Apple Music, the new subscription music service, plus Beats 1, Apple’s Internet-based radio station with live DJs. Apple initially started testing the changes in iOS 8.4.1 with developers in mid-July. The maintenance update includes several issue fixes for Apple Music and Beats 1. 

Specifically, Apple names fixes for enabling iCloud Music Library which keeps music and playlists collections up-to-date across devices, a hidden music issue due to...

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10:07
Apple releases OS X 10.10.5 update with Mail, Photos...

Apple has released the OS X 10.10.5 software update to OS X Yosemite for all users. The update mentions improvements to “stability, compatibility, and security” while also highlighting specific fixes for Mail, Photos, and QuickTime Player apps. Previously, Apple tested the software release with developers and public beta testers. The update is available for all users through the Updates tab of the Mac App Store.

According to the release notes, OS X Update 10.10.5 “improves compatibility with certain email servers when using Mail,” “fixes an issue in Photos that prevented importing videos from GoPro cameras,” and “fixes an issue in QuickTime Player that prevented playback of Windows Media files”.

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10:06
Apple Releases iOS 8.4.1 With Apple Music...

Apple today released iOS 8.4.1 to the public, roughly six weeks after releasing iOS 8.4 with the new Apple Music service and one month after first seeding the first iOS 8.4.1 beta to registered developers for testing purposes.

Today's iOS 8.4.1 update is Build 12H321 and can be downloaded over-the-air through the using the Software Update tool in the Settings app on iOS devices.

iOS 8.4.1 is a minor update that includes under-the-hood performance improvements, bug fixes, and security updates. Throughout the testing period, no outward-facing changes were discovered in the beta, and Apple's release notes specifically mention only Apple Music improvements and fixes.

It's likely iOS 8.4.1 will be one of the last updates to the iOS 8 operating system. iOS 9, iOS 8's...

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10:04
Apple Releases OS X 10.10.5 With DYLD Vulnerability...

Apple today released OS X Yosemite 10.10.5, an under-the-hood update that introduces bug fixes, security enhancements, and performance improvements. OS X 10.10.5 is being released to the public after two developer betas and one month of testing.

The OS X 10.10.5 update can be downloaded through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store.

Today's update notably includes a fix for the DYLD_PRINT_TO_FILE privilege escalation vulnerability that could allow malware to gain root access to a Mac. Earlier this month, a DYLD_PRINT_TO_FILE exploit was found to be in use in the wild, so this is an update that all Mac users running Yosemite will want to install as soon as possible.This update:

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10:00
Apple goes all "1984" on product packaging...

In a short post back at the beginning of July, we mentioned a rumor that Apple would soon require third-party accessory manufacturers to use standardized minimal packaging in order to create a more uniform look for items in Apple Stores. Well, now the company appears to be making the Apple-like packaging mandatory, at least for some third-party products. 

IMAGE OF NEW MOPHIE JUICE PACK PLUS AND LOGITECH KEYS-TO-GO KEYBOARD. VIA 9TO5MAC

AppleInsider reports that an internal company memo notes that manufacturers Incase, LifeProof, Mophie, Sena, Tech21 and Logitech/Logi must conform to the new standard. Packages that don't meet the uniform white box standard are sent back to the warehouse.

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09:37
Hands-on: Google’s iOS app paves the way for smarter...

Google is taking a page from Android in the latest update to its iOS search app.

When viewing a web page from within the app, users can now ask for more information with an “OK Google” voice command. Even if you don’t specify the subject of the search, Google will try to automatically detect it from the content on the page.

For instance, while reading a news story about the New York Yankees, you can say, “OK Google, what’s their record?” The app then loads an info card showing the Yankees’ record and AL East standings. Some other working queries include “When were they founded?” “When’s the game?” and “Who’s the first baseman?”

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09:31
BBEdit 11.1.2 - Powerful text and HTML editor. (Demo)

BBEdit is the leading professional HTML and text editor for the Mac. Specifically crafted in response to the needs of Web authors and software developers, this award-winning product provides a plethora of features for editing, searching, and manipulation of text. BBEdit transforms text with high performance.

An intelligent interface provides easy access to BBEdit's best of class features including grep pattern matching, search and replace across multiple files, function navigation and syntax coloring for numerous source code languages, FTP and SFTP open and save, AppleScript, Perl, and OS X Unix scripting support, glossary support, and a complete set of HTML tools.



Version 11.1.2: Additions

  • This release consists entirely of fixes for reported issues, and contains no new features.

Fixes

  • Updated the default worksheet stationery to remove anachronisms and account for current features and behaviors.
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09:30
Samsung's New Smartphones Revealed in New York...

The Samsung event that was held at the Lincoln Center in New York today was deadly focused on the Galaxy S6 edge+, Galaxy Note5 and Samsung Pay.

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09:02
Apple's Marc Newson Believes Automotive Design...

The Wall Street Journal has published an in-depth profile of industrial designer Marc Newson, a longtime friend of Apple design chief Jonathan Ive who joined the Cupertino-based company in September 2014. The interview touches upon a number of topics, ranging from Newson's creative process and design philosophies to his favorite artists and fashion designers.

Apple designers Marc Newson (left) and Jonathan Ive (right) via Vanity Fair
Just months after reports claimed Apple is actively researching and developing an electric and possibly self-driving vehicle, Newson added fuel to those...

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09:01
Apple releases standalone firmware update for...

It was a weird and quiet update, but maybe it’s critical.

Apple on Wednesday quietly released a standalone update for the recently-released seventh-generation iPod nano, the update offering a set of unspecified changes to the operating system.

The update is listed as v1.0.4, and unlike iOS releases it can only be downloaded and installed via iTunes. The last separate Nano firmware update dates back to 2011, when the watch-like sixth-generation model was still available.

The iPod nano system, though somewhat similar to iOS, is a proprietary OS that isn’t shared by Apple’s other devices. The operating system is...

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09:00
Optimizing Yammer for teams

Today’s post was written by Juliet Wei, senior product marketing manager for the Yammer team.

When we first set out to create Yammer, we started with the simple idea that information is more valuable when it’s shared. As an enterprise social network, Yammer revolutionized information sharing in the workplace by giving millions of people a platform to make their voices heard and discover what others across the company are working on.

Recently we announced Yammer’s on a mission to bring the benefits of open collaboration to teamwork. Since then, we’ve introduced Office Online integration for better document collaboration in Yammer; external messaging, which lets teams easily connect with people outside their company; and Yammer for Apple Watch to enable a whole new way of staying connected with your team. Today we’re unveiling another set of exciting...

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09:00
10 little-known keyboard shortcuts for editing in...

If you use PowerPoint at work or at home, keyboard shortcuts can be a great time saver. Here are some little-known keyboard shortcuts I’ve discovered over the last few years while working on the PowerPoint team. These keyboard shortcuts are designed for PowerPoint for Windows. If you are using PowerPoint for Mac, you can still use them if you replace Ctrl with CMD (⌘) unless stated otherwise. I hope you find these keyboard shortcuts as useful as I have!

Draw horizontal or vertical lines

Press and hold the Shift key while inserting lines to make sure they are perfectly horizontal, vertical or at a 45-degree angle.

Keep objects in proportion

Press and hold the Shift key while resizing shapes and other objects to keep their proportions consistent. This is handy if you want to resize a circle without accidentally turning it into an oval.

Duplicate an object

Adding a bunch of...

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09:00
9to5Toys Last Call: 13″ Retina MacBook Pro $1,100,...

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09:00
Episode 058 with Paul Katz on building Office add-...

In this episode, Jeremy Thake and Richard DiZerega talk to Andrew Salamatov about the Outlook announcements at Build and Ignite along with a two hackathons that were run in New York and Chicago.

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09:00
Boot Camp 6: run Windows 10 on Macs

Some people don't have a choice; they have to use Microsoft Windows because of corporate policy. But others, especially those in a "Bring Your Own Device" environment, have the luxury of using Macs to run both Mac OS X and Windows. It's done one of two ways -- running a virtual machine under software like Parallels Desktop, VMware or Oracle VirtualBox, or setting up a dual-boot Mac using Apple's Boot Camp software. The latest version of Boot Camp is now available, and Boot Camp 6 makes it possible to run Redmond's latest operating system -- Microsoft Windows 10 -- on a variety of Macs. Here's a full list of Macs supporting Windows 10:

MacBook

• MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, early 2015)

MacBook Air

• MacBook Air (13-inch, early 2015)

• MacBook Air (11-inch, early 2015)

• MacBook Air (13-inch, early 2014)

• MacBook Air (11-inch, early 2014)

• MacBook Air (13-inch, mid 2013)

• MacBook Air (11-...

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08:59
Apple adds Windows 10 support to Boot Camp for all...

If you're one of those people who runs Windows on your Mac, good news: Apple has just released Boot Camp 6, which brings updated drivers and official support for Windows 10 to the company's hardware. New installs of Windows using the Boot Camp Assistant tool should download the new drivers automatically, and those performing upgrade installs can use the Windows version of Apple's Software Update tool to download the new drivers before performing the Windows 10 upgrade install.

The new Boot Camp update supports all iMacs, Mac Minis, Mac Pros, MacBook Pros, MacBooks Airs, and MacBooks released after 2012; that's not to say that you can't get it working on older Macs, but you're on your own. If that seems a bit stingy, remember that most PC OEMs aren't officially supporting systems...

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08:56
Apple Pay competitor Samsung Pay launching in the US...

At its Unpacked press event on Thursday, Samsung announced that Samsung Pay -- its answer to mobile payment systems like Apple Pay -- will launch in the U.S. on Sept. 28.

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08:56
Killer Deal: Free AppleCare on these mid-2015 15...

For our final back-to-school MacBook Pro promo of the season from Apple Authorized Reseller Adorama, readers can get free AppleCare (a $349 value) on 7 different mid-2015 15" MacBook Pro configurations, plus additional instant discounts, a free accessory, free shipping and no sales tax collected in 48 states. Or use exclusive coupons to discount all other configurations to the lowest prices anywhere.

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08:55
Ahead of new iPhones, Samsung announces Galaxy Note...

Ahead of the new iPhones currently rumored to be announced on September 9th, Samsung has today announced the latest in its Galaxy line of smartphones. The Korean company introduced the Samsung Galaxy Note 5, as well as a larger S6 Edge called — yes, it’s a bit of a mouthful — the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+. The company also detailed the launch of its Samsung Pay mobile payments platform.

Samsung is touting the S6 Edge+ as “better for multimedia,” while the Galaxy Note 5 is “perfect for multitaskers.” The “Apps edge” feature lets S6 Edge+ users get quick access to their favorite apps, while “People edge” lets you quickly find contacts. The...

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08:28
iHome's HomeKit smart plug goes on sale to...

Chances are you already own an iHome accessory—most likely a speaker or iPhone dock. Now the company is expanding into smart home accessories with the new HomeKit-compatible iSP5 SmartPlug, which promises to make your dumb appliances more intelligent without a hub.

iHome

Use the iHome Control app for iOS to control the rooms in your house.

The $40 wall plug is iHome’s first entry into smart home products. It uses Wi-Fi to let you control any small electronic device under 1800 watts—that includes lights, home audio set-ups, window air-conditioners, coffee makers, etc. Using the iHome Control app for iOS (or Android), you can create “scenes” that let you control all of the smart plugs in a room. You can toggle on an away mode in a scene to turn off all the devices that are plugged in, or you can manage each plug individually. The plugs are designed to stack on top of each other, so you can use two per standard...

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08:28
Samsung takes on Apple's iPhone 6 Plus with 5.7...

South Korean electronics giant Samsung on Thursday officially unveiled its new jumbo-sized Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+, a pair of 5.7-inch handsets designed to compete against Apple's smash hit iPhone 6 Plus.

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08:26
Apple releases Boot Camp 6 drivers, offers boosted...

If you’re using Boot Camp and just installed Windows 10, you might want to snag this.

Apple on Wednesday released its Boot Camp 6 update to add drivers for Windows 10. The update is still propagating and is not yet available for OS X, although it’s been noted the update is available within Windows partitions in Boot Camp.

Boot Camp 6 also includes support for several Mac features within Windows 10, including USB 3, USB-C, Thunderbolt, built-in SD and SDXC card slots, built-in or external Apple SuperDrives, and the Apple keyboard, mouse and trackpad.

Windows 10 support is only available on select Macs with OS X Yosemite and the...

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08:08
Apple quietly recalling some Apple TV units, cites...

This is why recall programs exist.

Apparently, a few Apple TV units have been quietly recalled due to Wi-Fi-related problems. In one case, a user received an email from Apple Apple informing him that his device has a faulty part.

Apple is offering affected customers the opportunity to exchange their faulty Apple TV unit for a functional one. The company is reaching out to each affected customer individually and has not updated its website to acknowledge the recall, suggesting that only a few users received Apple TVs with the faulty part.

The affected units appear to have been purchased over the last several weeks and Apple...

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08:06
Apple Working on an Interesting Future Photos...

Today, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals an invention about new facial recognition algorithms that will likely be integrated into a future version of Apple's Photos app.

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08:04
iHome releases HomeKit-ready iSP5 SmartPlug, first...

Announced at CES in January, the iSP5 SmartPlug ($40) — iHome’s first smart home accessory, and first Apple HomeKit accessory — is now officially available for purchase. The SmartPlug installs easily in an existing wall outlet, enabling users to enjoy iOS-based remote control of a connected lamp, fan, air conditioner or other electronic device. Two SmartPlugs can be stacked atop one another on a standard wall plate, and multiple SmartPlugs can be grouped as “scenes” for simultaneous iOS control within a home. Interestingly, the new accessory’s compatibility isn’t limited to iOS and HomeKit…

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07:49
Opinion: After getting assimilated by the Apple...

As regular readers will know, it took a little while for the Apple Watch to really grow on me. But even back when I wasn’t convinced I needed a smartwatch, I still had to admire the design. And the Digital Crown was a large part of how Apple got the smartwatch right when others hadn’t yet cracked it. A fundamental problem with a small touchscreen is that touching it covers up much of the content. The Digital Crown overcomes that, allowing us to scroll content without our thumb getting in the way.

But while today’s iPhone screens may be larger than they used to be, they are still pretty small in the scheme of things. Scrolling with a thumb still covers...

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07:47
Ghostery Review

Macworld:

Check out Ghostery, a Safari extension (also available for Firefox, Chrome, and Internet Explorer). With Ghostery installed, whenever you visit a Web page that uses such tricks to track, you’ll briefly see a box listing all the services that are tracking your visit to that page.

Click the Ghostery icon in Safari’s toolbar, and you get a detailed list of each of those service along with the specific script(s) each is using on that Web page. Click a script to view it in a new Safari tab or window. Click the More Info link next to a service to view Ghostery’s page for that company, which includes information about the company; contact information; a link to the company’s full privacy policy; and a summary of the types of data the company collects, how that data is shared, and how long it’s retained.

I’ve been using Ghostery for a while and really like the way it reminds me of just how much tracking is going on and it shows you just how ridiculous the...

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07:42
Samsung unveils 2.5-inch 16TB SSD: The world’s...

Ars Technica:

At the Flash Memory Summit in California, Samsung has unveiled what appears to be the world’s largest hard drive—and somewhat surprisingly, it uses NAND flash chips rather than spinning platters. The rather boringly named PM1633a, which is being targeted at the enterprise market, manages to cram almost 16 terabytes into a 2.5-inch SSD package. By comparison, the largest conventional hard drives made by Seagate and Western Digital currently max out at 8 or 10TB.

That’s quite a lot of porn.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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07:40
HTC, Lenovo announce job cuts as losses mount in...

Asian tech heavyweights HTC and Lenovo have revealed plans to slash their respective workforces and restructure their mobile phone units, moves designed to stem financial losses as the companies struggle to compete in the global mobile marketplace.

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07:30
Some 3rd-generation Apple TVs are being recalled

Apple is doing a targeted recall of 3rd-generation Apple TVs due to a faulty part. It's not known if the part -- which was not identified -- can cause a safety issue, which is a common reason for recalls of electronic devices.

Rather than sending out a blanket noticed to all Apple TV owners, Apple is only contacting customers who are affected by the problem. This indicates that the part was only used in a small number of units.

Users who have a defective unit receive a replacement Apple TV overnight, even if the original device was not exhibiting symptoms of the problem. 

Apple last recall program focused on the...

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07:05
Apple making 'premium' accessory packaging...

Apple is reportedly beginning to enforce a mandatory policy of standardized, Apple-like product packaging for at least some third-party accessories sold in Apple Stores, according to an internal company memo.

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07:00
Online Guide To Apple Configurator

You may have noticed a few new articles on Apple Configurator 1 recently (which isn’t assuming anyone actually notices what I’m writing about). While preparing for the massive change that is Apple Configurator 2, I’ve taken the liberty to put a page up compiling many of my articles that align into a guide on Apple Configurator 1, to offer up an outline for what I’ll be working on for Apple Configurator 2. This guide is now available at http://krypted.com/guides/apple-configurator/.

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