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Friday April 15

05:30
Another (quickly hidden) clue that Apple may shift...

This is speculation. But mounting speculation.

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05:30
Patent report: movable, illuminated Mac laptop...

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

A new Apple patent (number 20160103496) for a “dynamic input surface for electronic devices” hints at future Mac laptops with movable, illuminated trackpads. In the filing, Apple notes that conventional input devices, such as keyboards or track pads for a laptop, are susceptible to damage. For example, debris and other contaminants may enter the casing of the electronic device through the keycap apertures and may damage the internal components of the input device. Also, such devices are vulnerable to a drop or mechanical shock. 

What’s more, the way that conventional track pads are made only allow them to be static and/or fixed within a Mac laptop. This means they can’t be “positioned in a desired and/...

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05:18
Microsoft files lawsuit against government to stop “...

Microsoft writes about their reasons for this lawsuit, citing both the sheer number of requests forcing silence, but also the endless nature of the majority of them. Good for Microsoft for standing up here.

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05:13
AppleInsider podcast imagines 'Apple Car,...

This week on the Appleinsider podcast, Mikey and Victor discuss Mikey's appearance on a Motor Trend roundtable, speculating on the "Apple Car." Plus, the very latest in the FBI's posturing, and fresh "iPhone 7" rumors.

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05:06
Intel Introduces 'Naked 3D Fitness Tracker...

This week Intel introduced the 'Naked 3D Fitness Tracker' system along with startup Naked Labs and by our cover graphic you can see that the system is designed to connect to an iPhone 6 ...

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05:00
HTC 10 Wins Heaps of Praise With a Sprinkling of...


HTC this week unveiled its latest flagship smartphone, the HTC 10. The phone's camera is outfitted with new, larger sensors and 12 million new-generation UltraPixels. Both the front and rear cameras sport the world's first optically stabilized, larger-aperture f/1.8 lenses on, the company said. The rear camera also has a faster laser autofocus. The front UltraSelfie camera has a wide-angle lens and screen flash. Both cameras take sharp, high-resolution photos, even in low light, according to HTC.

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05:00
iPad Mate comes in handy for converting videos, DVDs...

I find the iPad Pro is a good, complementary "mate" to my Mac, if not a laptop replacement. And ImTOO's $59.95 iPad Mate is a good, complementary mate to the iPad.

It can convert any video or DVD to play on the iPad. That's a nice feature, though if that's all you need it for, check into RipIt or Handbrake instead. However, if you need to transfer iPad contents to and from your computer and iTunes, iPad Mate is definitely worth a look. It works similar to iTunes and also supports the iPod, iPhone, and iPod touch.

This iPad video converter lets users convert and transfer videos, music, and DVDs for the aforementioned Apple devices to iTunes (though you'll need to close iTunes first). In fact, you can set items to transfer even if the iPad isn't connected, and they'll make the move when you sync the tablet device to your Mac.

ImTOO iPad Mate’s built-in DVD ripper will convert and rip DVDs to iPad...

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04:38
LG’s 15-inch laptop borrows MacBook Air design,...

With fresh rumors of ultra-thin MacBooks on the way this year, LG’s new 15-inch Gram laptop gives a clue as to just how sleek they might be. Borrowing heavily from the MacBook/MacBook Air design, the Core i5 or i5 machine weighs in at just 2.2 pounds – half the weight of the 15-inch MacBook Pro.

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04:37
Kool Tools: KRADL for the 12-inch MacBook

UPPERCASE Designs’s KRADL vertical stand for the 12-inch MacBook holds the laptop in a vertical position to free up desk space. It's available to match all three 12-inch Mac Book finishes: gold, silver and space gray.

The KRADL's design holds the laptop at seven degrees from vertical. The seven-degree tilt allows easier docking and removal of the laptop along with reduced wobble. Its shape makes the KRADL nearly "disappear" when the 12-inch MacBook is docked inside. An anti-slip silicone pad on the KRADL's base protects the desk surface and prevents movement.

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04:30
Fashion Friday: my T-shirt from the launch of Mac OS...

Over the years, I’ve collected lots of nifty T-shirts from trade shows I’ve covered — mainly the late, lamented Macworld Expos held in Boston, San Francisco, New York, Tokyo, and Paris. Over the next few weeks I’ll be “modeling” some of the items in my collection.

Pictured today is my tee from the launch of Mac OS 8 in July, 1997. The operating system updated represented the largest overhaul of Mac OS since the release of System 7. It integrated lots of the technologies developed for Apple's planned operating system dubbed Copland. Copland never materialized, but Mac OS 8 helped modernize the Mac OS while Apple developed Mac OS X.

Speaking of System 7, it the longest-running Mac OS release until OS X. It shipped with all Macs from 1991 to 1997. If you're in your mid-to-late 20s and used a Mac in elementary or middle school, chances are it was running some version of it.

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04:30
Microsoft Word Flow keyboard launches private iPhone...

Microsoft has its own mobile operating system, but that hasn’t stopped it from opening a public beta for a new iPhone keyboard. 

That’s right—Microsoft’s Garage incubator began the private beta for its Word Flow keyboard on Thursday, allowing users to sign up for access to the application as it’s being refined. Users who get access to it will be able to install an app that replaces the iOS software keyboard with one made by Microsoft. 

The Word Flow keyboard’s leading feature is a one-handed typing mode that curves the keyboard around one bottom corner of the screen or another, so that it’s easier for people who have another hand full to fire off a quick text message. 

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04:05
Apple's Future MacBooks Likely to Introduce...

According to a new supply chain report today, Apple's next generation MacBooks will once again be thinner due to the use of a new metal injection molding (MIM) process ...

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04:04
Most broadband households with a security system...

New data from Parks Associates (www.parksassociates.com) shows that 65% of U.S. broadband households with a security system plan to buy a smart home device in the next 12 months.

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04:00
This week’s rumors (and my take on them): April 15

Each week brings a handful of Apple rumors. Here’s what’s making the rounds this week (and my take on ‘em):

New “ultra-thin” MacBooks will launch in the second half of the year and will sport metal injection, mold-made hinges. Chances that this rumor is true (IMHO): 95%. I’m not sure about the hinges, but I predict that the MacBook line will be available in 12-inch and 15-inch versions with the MacBook Air line being phased out entirely.

Mock-up courtesy of 9to5Mac.com

This year's second-generation Apple Watch will feature improved internal components, but its external design will be largely unchanged from the first-generation model, according to a research note issued by KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, as noted by...

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03:59
Apple’s recycling program recovered 89 million...

Apple’s ninth annual Environmental Responsibility Report summarises the company’s work on its three environmental priorities of renewable energy, safer materials & processes and conserving resources. As part of the third of those, the company revealed that its recycling program last year recovered 89 million pounds of materials – Business Insider noting that this included a cool $40M worth of gold.

Gold is commonly used in circuit boards because it has low electrical resistance and, unlike copper, doesn’t corrode. In most applications, a thin layer of gold covers a thicker layer of copper – which was a second valuable material recovered by Apple …

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03:16
The Ever Confused Kanye West to Release Apple Music...

Back in February Kanye West wrote good-bye to Apple Fans in a tweet that stated he would never have his new album 'life of Pablo' on sale on Apple [Music]. Within 45 days he reversed he temper tantrum ...

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02:26
Report: New ultra-thin MacBooks coming later in 2016...

Although it seems inevitable that the MacBook lineup will see some significant changes this year, as a major upgrade has been due for a while, the rumor mill is yet to close in one particular design or release date. Earlier in the year, Digitimes was reporting new MacBooks (intended to supplant the MacBook Air) are due sometime before July, resembling 13 inch and 15 inch versions of the 12 inch Retina MacBook.

A new report from Digitimes today says otherwise, suggesting the new MacBooks will not be available until the second half of this year, although an announcement at WWDC still seems possible if Apple met the earlier side of that release range.

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00:01
Apple Deprecating Quicktime For Windows, Micro...

harryjohnston writes: Usually when a vendor deprecates a software product and stops releasing security updates, they provide some sort of advance notice that they're intending to do so. The least we would expect is for them to announce an unexpected end-of-life themselves. However, Trend Micro released a security advisory today describing two zero-day vulnerabilities for Quicktime for Windows, and according to them, Apple told Trend Micro -- but apparently nobody else -- that they have deprecated Quicktime for Windows and will not be releasing a patch. The Register has an article on the announcement. Apple did not respond to their request for comment.


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Thursday April 14

22:40
New 'Ultra-Thin' MacBooks Launching in...

Last November it was reported that Apple was working with suppliers to "fully redesign" many of the MacBook's internal components to achieve a slimmer design. Today, DigiTimes reports one of those redesigns is a move to metal injection mold-made hinges.

Metal injection molding is a metalworking process that's used to create very small metal pieces that are typically used by Apple for the internals of products like iPhone and Apple Watch. Apple is looking to use the technology for its MacBook hinges to save space and achieve an "ultra-thin" design, according to DigiTimes.

The new hinges will be supplied by Amphenol, who claims to produce some of the thinnest sliding hinges in the world on its website. The...

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22:03
Millions of kids used e-cigarettes last year

Stephen Dorff is apparently more influential than we all thought -- if the youth of America even know who he is. Last year 3 million middle-schoolers and high-school students used e-cigarettes as their preferred method of tobacco delivery, according...

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22:00
Apple's iTunes Movies, iBooks Store go dark in...

Chinese consumers looking to buy a movie or e-book through Apple's iTunes services found themselves out of luck on Friday, as both stores went offline without explanation.

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20:54
Apple might finally be revamping the App Store

Finding anything on the App Store is kind of a nightmare, but Apple apparently has a way to fix that. And the Cupertino company is considering taking a page from Google to do it: paid search results, according to a report from Bloomberg. Meaning, say...

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20:29
Software Update Server Reset Script

Any time I need to get a bunch of cruft out of Software Update Server on OS X Server, I just reset it real quick. To do so, simply remove /Library/Server/Software Update. But first, it’s important to stop the service, and once removed, set the port back up (which isn’t done automatically), and then start the service (swupdate). As this has become somewhat routine, I made a micro-script of it here.

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20:20
Apple Campus 2 reception building, food stations,...

A set of never before seen architectural renderings of Apple's massive Campus 2 project made their way to the Web on Thursday, showing off ancillary buildings like a reception center, food shacks and more.

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19:21
Homeland Security urges you to uninstall QuickTime...

The Department of Homeland Security is echoing Trend Micro's advice to uninstall QuickTime if you have it on your Windows computer. While the multimedia program's working just fine, the security firm has discovered two new critical vulnerabilities lu...

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19:12
Apple reportedly taps Samsung to supply 5.5"...

Riding on the back of rumors that Apple plans to make the switch to OLED display technology, a report on Thursday claims Samsung has won a three-year contract to supply the iPhone maker with 5.5-inch panels starting in 2017.

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19:09
Report: Apple reaches $2.6 billion agreement for...

According to a new report from the Korean Herald, Samsung and Apple have reached a deal in which Samsung will supply around 100 million OLED display units to Apple beginning in 2017. The report comes as several other sources have stated that Apple plans to make the switch to OLED panels beginning next year.

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18:45
Samsung to Supply Apple With OLED Display Panels...

Samsung Display Co. will begin supplying Apple with OLED display panels starting in 2017, reports The Korea Herald. According to the terms of the deal, which is worth $2.59 billion, Samsung will provide Apple with 100 million units of 5.5-inch OLED panels on an annual basis.

OLED panels eliminate the need for the backlighting used in traditional LCDs, potentially allowing Apple to cut down on the thickness and bezels of its iOS devices. OLED displays can also provide sharper images and brighter colors than LCD displays, but higher manufacturing costs and shorter lifespans are obstacles that Apple will need to overcome.

Rumors suggesting Apple and Samsung were close to establishing a partnership for OLED panels first surfaced in January, when Reuters reported Apple was seeking deals with both...

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18:23
More Apple Campus 2 renderings emerge, show...

The design of Apple’s upcoming Campus 2’s main ring-style building is no secret. We’ve seen numerous images and renders of the spaceship-like building, as well as drone flyover videos to give us updates of construction progress. Now, Silicon Valley Business Journal has shared renders of some of the other building that be on Apple’s new campus.

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17:57
You could Buy NBA 2K16 MT For PC

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Know what aspects of Buy MT what you like. Practice your problem areas more frequently than areas where you often miss them. If you need work inside the paint, then you will need to become tougher and also work on your mid-range game. Work on disadvantages to become a great all-around participant.A good defensive technique in opposition to your opponent near the sideline. Letting them come down to the middle gives them with a lot of options. If you can get them forced off to the sideline, they will have limited choices.

Write down your plan to do. A lot of players practice with no plan. They chit-chat with their friends and just move around the gym with no direction. If your...

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17:40
Apple to end support for QuickTime for Windows as...

The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team has today issued a new note in which it revealed that Apple has no further plans to provide security updates for QuickTime for Windows. The note follows an earlier report from Trend Micro and comes as two new vulnerabilities have been discovered that could affect QuickTime for Windows users.

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17:39
Apple Reportedly raked in $40 Million in Recycled...

Apple has put a big push his year into recycling, as it uses partners and fancy new robots to make sure valuable parts from the millions of iPhones sold per year don't end up in landfills.

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17:24
Bid farewell to QuickTime for Windows

Apple is "deprecating support" for QuickTime for Windows, and will no longer patch security flaws in the software. The company is also advising users to uninstall the media player from their Windows machines for security reasons.

This happened after Trend Micro discovered two critical flaws in the Windows build of QuickTime and reported them to Apple. In response, Trend told The Register, the Cupertino, California-based company said it won't fix the bugs. 

QuickTime for Windows was last updated in January. As far as I know, QuickTime for Mac is still alive and well.

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17:15
Apple, FBI lawyers to testify about encryption...

Here we go again. Apple and the FBI will return to Congress next week to testify before lawmakers about their heated disagreement over law enforcement access to encrypted devices, reports Reuters.

Bruce Sewell, Apple’s general counsel, and Amy Hess, executive assistant director for science and technology at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, will testify on separate panels before a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Tuesday, in addition to other law enforcement officials and technology experts. “Why?” you ask since FBI Director James Comey said that the government purchased "a tool" from a private party in order to unlock the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters and didn’t need Apple’s help.

Because the U.S. Justice Department redoubled its efforts last week to use the courts to force Apple's cooperation in cracking encrypted iPhones by...

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17:01
Apple considers paid search, placement on App Store

Apple Inc. has constructed a secret team to explore changes to the App Store, including a new strategy for charging developers to have their apps more prominently displayed, according to people familiar with the plans.

Among the ideas being pursued, Apple is considering paid search, a Google-like model in which companies would pay to have their app shown at the top of search results based on what a customer is seeking. For instance, a game developer could pay to have its program shown when somebody looks for “football game,” “word puzzle” or “blackjack.”

I’ll be honest, this seems like a very un-Apple thing to do. This will only widen the gap of small developers having any chance of being fairly featured on the App Store, and that gap is pretty large already.

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17:00
Warning: It's Time to Uninstall QuickTime for...

Trend Micro has put the word out that Windows users should uninstall Apple's QuickTime as soon as possible. The bottom line is that Apple will no longer ...

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16:38
Apple's website hints 'OS X' to be...

Adding to the evidence that Apple is intending to change the name of OS X, the company on Thursday posted an updated webpage referring to the software as "MacOS" instead.

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16:37
Apple and the FBI will again face off in Congress...

In what feels like a never-ending battle, Apple and the FBI will once again testify in Congress next week regarding encryption. Reuters reports that Apple general counsel Bruce Sewell and FBI executive assistant director Amy Hess will testify on separate panels before House Energy and Commerce subcommittee next Tuesday, April 19th.

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16:30
Secret Apple Team Working on New App Store Business...

Today we learn that Apple has constructed a secret team to explore changes to the App Store, including a new strategy for charging ...

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16:30
Apple stops patching QuickTime for Windows despite 2...

If your Windows computer is running Apple's QuickTime media player, now would be a good time to uninstall it.

The Windows app hasn't received an update since January, and security researchers from Trend Micro said it won't receive any security fixes in the future. In a blog post published Thursday, the researchers went on to say they know of at least two reliable QuickTime vulnerabilities that threaten Windows users who still have the program installed.

"We’re not aware of any active attacks against these vulnerabilities currently," they wrote. "But the only way to protect your Windows systems from potential attacks against these or other vulnerabilities in Apple QuickTime now is to uninstall it."

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16:27
Apple investigating major App Store search changes,...

A report Thursday claims Apple has a "secret team" working on major user-facing changes to App Store search results, including the possibility of charging developers to promote content.

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15:56
Apple to deprecate QuickTime for Windows after...

Software security firm Trend Micro on Thursday announced the discovery of two new flaws in QuickTime for Windows, adding that Apple has plans to deprecate support for the software.

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15:50
Apple Has 'Secret Team' Working on App...

Apple has assembled a secret team dedicated to exploring potential changes that could be made to the App Store, reports Bloomberg. Among the features being considered is an option that would allow developers to pay a fee to have their apps "more prominently displayed," perhaps at the top of a list of search results. Changes to "improve the way" customers browse in the App Store are also under consideration.Among the ideas being pursued, Apple is considering paid search, a Google-like model in which companies would pay to have their app shown at the top of search results based on what a customer is seeking. For instance, a game developer could pay to have its program shown when somebody looks for "football game," "word puzzle" or "blackjack."Apple is said to have approximately 100 employees...

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15:48
Report: Apple to revamp App Store browsing, perhaps...

One qualm many have had about the iOS App Store is that the search functionality is currently a less-than-stellar way to peruse through the millions of apps available for users. According to a new report from Bloomberg, however, Apple is working behind-the-scenes to explore a handful of changes for App Store search.

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15:46
Microsoft Sues over the Right to Inform Customers...

It's being reported today that Microsoft has sued the U.S. government for the right to tell its customers when a federal agency is looking at their emails, the latest in a series of clashes over privacy between the technology industry and Washington.

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15:38
U.S. government agencies rank last in cyber security

U.S. federal, state and local government agencies rank in last place in cyber security when compared against 17 major private industries, including transportation, retail and healthcare, according to a new report released Thursday.

No reason to be concerned, right?

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15:35
Apple and FBI will face-off in Congress next week

Apple Inc and the FBI will return to Congress next week to testify before lawmakers about their heated disagreement over law enforcement access to encrypted devices, a congressional committee announced on Thursday.

We knew it wasn’t over.

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15:34
Signs point to Apple abandoning OS X branding in...

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Update: The page has been tweaked to read "OS X" for now, though further evidence for a transition to "MacOS" still exists.

Original story: iOS, watchOS, tvOS, OS X. One of these things is not like the others, but it may not be that way for long. Today Apple launched a landing page detailing some of its environmental initiatives—an interesting read in its own right that builds upon some of what the company talked up at the iPhone SE event last month—and attentive readers will note that the page refers to the Mac's operating system not as OS X, but as "MacOS." This, along with a reference to "MacOS" buried in OS X 10.11.4 that was noticed by the Brazilian site MacMagazine a couple of weeks...

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15:27
Apple Refers to OS X as 'MacOS' in...

With the launch of the Apple Watch and the fourth-generation Apple TV, Apple debuted two new operating systems -- watchOS and tvOS -- both of which share a common naming scheme with iOS, the operating system that runs on iPhones and iPads.

Apple's unified naming system has led to speculation that OS X, the operating system for the Mac, is due for a name change to MacOS, bringing it in line with watchOS, tvOS, and iOS. Apple won't unveil the name of the next-generation Mac operating system until its 2016 Worldwide Developers Conference, but a new update to the company's website suggests MacOS is on the minds of Apple employees and a candidate for the name of the next upgrade.

On a webpage that was updated this morning to share Apple's most recent environmental report, a Frequently Asked Questions...

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15:27
Apple to again square off against FBI in Congress...

Apple's top lawyer is scheduled to appear before a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee next week, presumably to offer testimony on the pitfalls of granting law enforcement privileged access to encrypted devices.

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15:17
Watch: 150 years of US-Cuba history, told in 6...

This is a really well done video that does a great job of showing the issues that are only now being slowly resolved go back much farther than most Americans realize.

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15:02
Apple Car: It's about the experience

As part of its highly speculative look at "Apple Car," Motor Trend invited AppleInsider to take part in a roundtable discussion to critique a collaborative concept design worked up in partnership with the ArtCenter College of Design.

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14:44
Apple Walks the Walk on the Environment with Global...

Apple and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) are working together to help protect life on our planet with the global Apps for Earth campaign.

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14:43
Motor Trend’s fake Apple Car is extraordinarily dumb...

This was pretty obviously what was going to happen when Motor Trend started pimping this on Twitter yesterday. But many ClickWhores expectedly left their common sense at the door and happily “reported” the “Exclusive”. Sure enough, today’s “news” showed Motor Trend knows nothing about the mythical Apple Car. But many in the tech media won’t say that – they’ll just re-report uncritically because that’s so much easier than actually thinking.

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14:38
Hortonworks Ramps Up Hadoop Security


Hortonworks this week announced a series of enterprise security efforts to bolster performance and data safety with its Hortonworks Data Platform. The company announced Tuesday that Pivotal Software will standardize on Hortonworks' Hadoop distribution. Hortonworks also will resell extract, transform and load tools developed by Syncsort. The thrust of the Hortonworks' product announcements concerned updates on applying security policies and maintaining data governance to simplify the provisioning of clusters in hybrid clouds.

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14:37
Apple hints at future ‘MacOS’ name change on new...

Earlier today, Apple unveiled the beginnings of its efforts for Earth Day 2016, and with it came an updated webpage that aims to answer all sorts of questions about Apple and its focus on the environment. One tidbit of information on that page, however, is that instead of referring to its desktop operating system as OS X, Apple again has referred to it as MacOS.

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14:16
Microsoft sues DOJ for right to tell customers about...

On Thursday Microsoft opened a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice, arguing that the government can't prevent it from telling customers when federal agencies have searched through their data -- or at least, not as frequently.

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14:00
AWT News Update: April 14, 2016

New Apple VP Cynthia Hogan

Some of today's top Apple news stories, all delivered to your ears (and eyes if you're checking us out online) in less than 4 minutes:

  • Apple hires a political insider to run it's DC lobbying headquarters
  • The usually incorrect Digitimes says that Apple has signed component orders for a second-generation Apple Watch
  • Apple's Siri Remote can now search CBS content
  • WebRTC will soon be included in Apple's Safari web browser, making a huge variety of video and audio sharing capabilities as easy as opening a web page

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Hi, I’m Steve Sande from Apple World Today, and this is the AWT News Update for April 14, 2016.

Politico today broke the story that Apple has hired Washington DC...

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13:10
Notable apps and app updates for April 14, 2016

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

OS X Apps and Updates

Priime Styles

It's quite common to see a Mac app gain an iOS counterpart, but still relatively rare to see software moving in the other direction from iOS to Mac. That's the case with Priime Styles (US$29.99 launch price), an iOS app that's now available on Mac that has over 100 styles (presets or filters) that can be used with any standard compressed (TIFF, JPG or PNG) images or a number of RAW formats. Priime Styles works as a standalone app or can be integrated with Photos and Lightroom. Get it now while it's available for $30, as the price is likely to rise soon. It's a Mac App Store Editor's Choice. 

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12:48
TA16-105A: Apple Ends Support for QuickTime for...

Original release date: April 14, 2016
Systems Affected

Microsoft Windows with Apple QuickTime installed

Overview

According to Trend Micro, Apple will no longer be providing security updates for QuickTime for Windows, leaving this software vulnerable to exploitation. [1]

Description

All software products have a lifecycle. Apple will no longer be providing security updates for QuickTime for Windows. [1]

The Zero Day Initiative has issued advisories for two vulnerabilities found in QuickTime for Windows. [2] [3]

Impact

Computer systems running unsupported software are exposed to elevated...

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12:42
UK soccer star Raheem Sterling close to signing six-...

A winger with U.K. soccer club Manchester City, Raheem Sterling, is nearing a lucrative deal to endorse Apple devices, a report said on Thursday.

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12:15
Screens 4 for iOS brings new Curtain mode, improved...

Since learning to trust my iPad Pro to do more of the tasks my Mac usually handles, Screens VNC has been a critical piece of the equation. iPads can be just as powerful as Macs on paper and also do things Macs never could, but iOS still has software limitations that make OS X a requirement for me. I’ve been using Screens to bridge that gap for practical reasons or just conveniently remote into my Mac using a really sleek and reliable interface, and today Edovia is releasing a brand new version called Screens 4 that packs in several improvements including some new features.

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12:12
FBI requests warrant to unlock iPhone 5c connected...

Rather than seeking Apple's assistance, the FBI plans to work with its own San Diego Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory to obtain data from a seized iPhone 5c involved in a murder investigation, if it is awarded a warrant to do so.

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12:08
Apple raises money for World Wildlife Fund with ‘...

If you noticed that the App Store is looking a little green today, do not adjust your display settings. On Thursday, Apple launched a new App Store promotion that raises money for the World Wildlife Fund, in celebration of Earth Day later this month.

With this “Apps for Earth” initiative, 100 percent of proceeds collected from participating apps through downloads and in-app purchases will be donated to the WWF, which supports nature conservation efforts around the globe. The promotion will run through April 24, two days after Earth Day. 

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11:56
Apple hires NFL lobbyist and former Biden aide to...

Apple just added a big-league player to its executive lineup—literally. The company just named National Football League lobbyist Cynthia Hogan its vice president for public policy and government affairs in Washington DC, overseeing the Americas.

Politico

Cynthia Hogan starts at Apple on April 29.

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11:45
Leaked iOS App Hints at Upcoming iPhone Support for...

In January, Samsung announced plans to add iOS support to its Gear S2 Smart Watch, and it appears work on an iOS app is well underway. Screenshots of a beta Gear S2 app designed for iOS devices have been shared on the XDA forums, giving us a first look at the design of the app and the features that will be available.

XDA forum members have also been able to download the test app and have provided details on its functionality. The Gear S2 iOS app will be able to deliver notifications to the smart watch, and it will be able to install and manage apps from the Gear store on the device. According to testers, while the Gear S2 can receive notifications from the iPhone, replies are not currently possible, and the Samsung Gear S2 Lite app...

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11:22
Apple probably won’t find out how the FBI hacked the...

The strange tale of the San Bernardino iPhone seems like it’s almost over, although it touched off a national debate about encryption that’s just getting started. Apple probably won’t find out what method was used by the third-party firm that broke into the iPhone 5c used by shooter Syed Rizwan Farook, reports Reuters.

The government says that the unidentified international firm that did the hack has legal ownership of the method, so while the FBI got the data it wanted, it’s unable to disclose the method to Apple. There’s actually a system in place, known as the Vulnerabilities Equities Process, that’s designed to evaluate flaws discovered by the government’s own agencies to determine if they should be disclosed to the technology companies who can patch them, or if the vulnerabilities can remain...

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11:16
PCWorld Show Episode 12: HTC 10, LG G5, poor PC sales

Jon, Jason, and Gordon discuss the latest mega smartphones, dismal PC sales, and whether you will soon have a 10-core CPU.

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11:06
Apple's 'Apps for Earth' promo...

Apple on Thursday launched "Apps for Earth," an App Store promotion which will direct all of the proceeds from a small collection of apps and in-app transactions to the World Wildlife Fund during the month of April.

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11:00
iPhone and Samsung Gear S2 support draws closer as...

We’ve previously reported that the Samsung Gear S2 would be gaining support for iOS later this year, and it looks like that support is coming soon. A member of the XDA-Developers forums has shared a link to a potentially early version of a Samsung Gear S2 specific app that would allows iOS to pair with the device. While the app appears to be in the early stages (indications of the app’s creation dates back to March 2nd), it could potentially show us what the final app will look like.

Based on discussions in the forum, users looking to attempt the pair the devices may have to restore their S2 to factory settings before having it pair with the leaked iOS application. This may require having another Android device on hand, but the results seem...

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10:29
Apple publishes annual Environmental Progress Report

Apple published its annual Environmental Progress Report today. Here are some of the highlights:

In 2015, 93% of Apple’s energy came from renewable sources. In Singapore, the company is powering its facilities with a 32-megawatt solar project spread over 800 rooftops. In China, they’re adding 170 megawatts of solar to begin offsetting the energy used to make products. And Apple’s data centers around the world run on 100% clean energy and power billions of iMessages, answers from Siri, and song downloads from iTunes.

Apple is measuring its water footprint and finding ways to reduce or reuse water wherever it can. None of the waste from any of its iPhone and Apple Watch final assembly sites ends up in a landfill. Apple also created Apple Renew — a program that lets you...

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10:16
Ticket reseller Rukkus adds 360-degree seat views,...

Ticket marketplace Rukkus is stepping into the virtual reality field with a new update to its iOS app, allowing users to sample the view from their seats in an arena in a more immersive way before they complete their purchase.

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10:13
Apple’s “Apps for Earth”

Apple teamed up with 25 developers to donate the profits of their apps to WWF until April 24.

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10:03
UK footballer Raheem Sterling set to become latest...

The Times reports that Apple is signing up UK footballer Raheem Sterling to be its latest celebrity endorser as the company reportedly plans a new ad campaign that will surround Sterling and the European Championship finals this summer. The report claims Sterling will earn a six-figure pay check for the endorsement:

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10:00
Leaked iPhone app suggests Samsung preparing iOS...

An unfinished app for managing Samsung's Gear S2 smartwatch has quietly appeared online, which may hint that Samsung is nearly ready to deliver on its promised iOS support.

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09:58
Tiny Nanocraft May Sail to Neighboring Star System


Stephen Hawking and billionaire Yuri Milner on Tuesday unveiled Breakthrough Starship, an ambitious $100 million effort to send miniature spacecraft to another solar system, but the program might not be quite ready to fly. It calls for a team of engineering and astrophysics experts to develop nanocrafts with sails propelled by a light beam that would allow the devices to zoom to the Alpha Centauri star system at 20 percent the speed of light.
The Alpha Centauri star system is 4.37 light years, or 25 trillion miles, from Earth.

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09:33
9to5Toys Last Call: $100 iTunes Gift Card $85,...

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09:10
Apple Launches 'Apps for Earth' Promotion...

With Earth Day just over a week away, Apple has begun an initiative wherein users can help raise money for the World Wildlife Fund by making purchases within specially designated apps. Running from now until April 24 (two days after Earth Day), all proceeds collected from participating apps will go to the WWF, which is the world's leading conservation organization with aims to protect natural resources -- from forests and oceans to wildlife and food -- through innovative, global solutions.

Some of the apps joining in on the fundraiser include Angry Birds 2 [Direct Link], Hearthstone [Direct Link],...

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09:00
New opportunities for real estate on a global scale...

Today’s Microsoft Office 365 post was written by Robert Franch, chief technology officer at Cushman & Wakefield.

There’s no question that the global property management market is booming. Increased density and continued development generate plenty of activity, with buyers and sellers looking for the right properties in the ideal locations at the perfect price. Cushman & Wakefield operates out of more than 400 offices across 60 countries, and our 43,000 employees work with customers in every corner of the world. We’ve more than doubled in size over the last 18 months—and we’re not done growing.

Operating at that geographical spread and scale can be daunting, but it also presents a number of opportunities. We needed to find streamlined ways to quickly integrate new employees and business units and make them productive immediately. We also want to improve our cross-regional selling strategies, so that we can maximize market revenue. For instance, if we...

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09:00
Add videos, choose your viewing experience and tell...

Last month, we came out with the ability to create Sways right from your Microsoft Photos albums and breathe life to your photos through Living Images. Thanks to your continuous feedback, we’ve added several features over the past weeks to make Sways even easier to create and more engaging for viewers.

Add video to your Sways

Whether it’s for your company newsletter, travel blog or classroom activity, video is one of the most dynamic ways to get your...

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09:00
Buy select apps, support WWF

Apple and the World Wide Fund for Nature (no, not the World Wrestling Federation) have teamed up for a special event for Earth Day. Today through April 24 you can purchase specific apps on the iOS App Store and 100% of the purchase price and any in-app purchases will go to the WWF. 

WWF ranks high among environmental groups on Charity Navigator in terms of both financial and accountability and transparency scores, so it's probably one of the better nature charities to donate to. 

While we're not sure of all of the apps included in the campaign, so far we've heard of these -- including the amazing Procreate app:

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09:00
FBI Tried To Defeat Encryption 10 Years Ago, Files...

An anonymous reader shares a NYTimes article: In early 2003, F.B.I. agents hit a roadblock in a secret investigation, called Operation Trail Mix. For months, agents had been intercepting phone calls and emails belonging to members of an animal welfare group that was believed to be sabotaging operations of a company that was using animals to test drugs. But encryption software had made the emails unreadable. So investigators tried something new. They persuaded a judge to let them remotely, and secretly, install software on the group's computers to help get around the encryption. That effort, revealed in newly declassified and released records, shows in new detail how F.B.I. hackers worked to defeat encryption more than a decade before the agency's recent fight with Apple over access to a locked iPhone. The Trail Mix case was, in some ways, a precursor to the Apple dispute. In both cases, the agents could not decode the data themselves, but found a clever workaround. The Trail Mix...

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08:59
Episode 090 on the 2016 Build Conference

In this episode, Jeremy Thake and Richard DiZerega discuss all the exciting announcements from the 2016 Build Conference in San Francisco, Jeremy’s transition to Azure Marketing and the future of the show.

http://officeblogspodcastswest.blob.core.windows.net/podcasts/EP90_Build.mp3

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08:56
Apple adds muscle in Washington with hire of White...

Apple has put a new face on its efforts to lobby the federal government, bringing in Cynthia Hogan -- a Washington cognoscente with close ties to the White House -- to lead its office in the District.

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08:35
iOS 1970 Bug Is Back, Can Be Exploited Via Rogue...

An anonymous reader writes: Back in February iOS users noted that setting your phone/tablet's date to January 1, 1970 would permanently brick their devices. After Apple fixed the issue in iOS 9.3.1, two security researchers have now uploaded a video on YouTube showing how to exploit this bug from a remote location, with no access to the user's phone. The setup involves attackers putting up a Wi-Fi network on which they're running a rogue NTP server. This server tells iOS devices syncing their time that it's December 31, 1969, 23:59:00. Twenty minutes later, if the battery didn't catch fire (which is possible with this new exploit), the iPad or iPhone device is permanently and irreversibly bricked.


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08:30
A reminder to download the free MyApple Magazine and...

It may have missed your attention the other day, but there's a new issue of MyApple Magazine (1/2016) available for your reading pleasure, and of course, it's free!

There are two ways to enjoy the magazine. First, there's a PDF version available for download here. The second way is even more fun and useful -- we have a free app for the magazine that works on iPhone and iPad. Read the latest or past issues, and be notified the minute the next issue arrives. 

This issue is jammed with beautiful photos and articles, including a close and critical look at the iPhone SE, a tour of the Apple Museum in Prague and a chat with the architect of the museum, reviews, a look at a power user's web browser, and a discussion of the end of innovation... and tons more!

You can...

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08:29
Apple to end iTunes Allowances for children on May 25

Apple on Thursday alerted people that it will put an end to iTunes Allowances on May 25, having mostly made the program obsolete through other iTunes features.

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08:07
Apple drafts Cynthia Hogan from NFL and VP Joe Biden...

With recent spats with the FBI and the Obama administration, Apple’s presence in Washington is growing rapidly. Today it was revealed that Apple hired insider Cynthia Hogan to head up its Washington office. Politico broke the story:

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08:06
Rumor: Apple has begun signing component orders for...

The Apple Watch 2 components are apparently starting to come together.

Apple has reportedly started signing component orders for the second-generation Apple Watch, a possible sign that version two of the wearable will begin mass production within the next few months.

The list of partners includes Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, Samsung, Amkor, STATS< ChipPac and Kinsus Interconnect Technology.

ASE would be the primary supplier of SiP modules for the so-called “S2” chip that is likely to power the new device. Amkor and STATS ChipPAC would serve as secondary providers.

Apple would continue to source processor fabrication and NAND storage from Samsung.

The Apple Watch 2 is rumored to be a performance upgrade as opposed to a complete...

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08:04
On Newsstands: Motor Trend Dreams Up a Concept Apple...

Rumors have been building for months that Apple is building a car. Today, Motor Trend dreamed up what they thought an Apple Car could be and then pulled together a special video episode of Wide Open Throttle to analyze their concept ...

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08:00
The Week in iPhone Cases: Catalyst launches...

...plus, other waterproof cases, and more

This week’s roundup of new iPhone cases brings you Catalyst’s latest case for the iPhone SE, and a couple of other waterproof, rugged cases. Plus, see-through options, colorful patterns, and much more. Read on!

Alveant

The Card Case (iPhone 6/6s and 6 Plus/6s Plus; $49 to $59) is an adhesive leather cover for the back of your iPhone, finished with hand-painted edges for a smashing look.

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07:52
Maintain Serves Up Cocktail 8.8.2 (Yosemite Edition)

Maintain has announced Cocktail 8.8.2 (Yosemite Edition), the latest maintenance update for users running OS X Yosemite.

Cocktail is a general purpose utility for OS X that lets users clean, repair and optimize their Macs. Version 8.8.2 addresses an issue in which the utility may fail to clear DNS cache.

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07:49
Apple launches iOS app campaign to raise funds for...

Earth Day is just over a week away and it appears Apple plans to highlight it this year with a campaign to raise money for the World Wide Fund for Nature. WWF and Apple teamed up this time last year on an environmental initiative in China, and this year it’s an App Store campaign that brings to two groups and developers together. Several iOS apps have updated today to highlight money from app sales and in-app purchases going toward WWF through April 24th. The App Store will likely update later today to feature these apps, but we’ve collected apps we’ve found so far below:

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07:49
Look for higher res displays to jump start the...

The global notebook computer display market fell 23% year-over-year in the first quarter (Q1) of 2016, so laptop makers may look to higher resolution displays to jump start the market, according to IHS, a source of critical information and insight. Mac laptops are doing just fine, though Apple may look to oxide panels and LTPS panes for even better screens on future notebooks.

Due to the low profitability of high definition (HD) notebook panels, panel makers have begun to decrease production, in favor of full HD (FHD) panels. FHD panels (with 1920x1080 resolution) are expected to enjoy high growth through 2018 and could become mainstream in notebooks in three years, according to IHS. In addition to FHD resolution, some panel makers have begun promoting even higher ultra HD (UHD) resolution of at least 3,840 by 2,160

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07:41
FBI Couldn't Tell Apple What Hack It Used, Even...

An anonymous reader writes: The US Federal Bureau of Investigation doesn't own the technique used to unlock the San Bernardino iPhone, so it can't reveal the method to Apple even if it wanted to, Reuters reported, citing unnamed White House sources. The Washington Post reported yesterday, citing unnamed sources, that the FBI had paid a hacker a one-time fee to use a piece of hardware that allowed it to access the iPhone 5c belonging to one of the San Bernardino, California assailants. The vendor that supplied the hack is a non-US company, according to Reuters. But according to the Post report, it is not the Israeli firm Cellebrite, which had previously been named. The FBI would require the vendor's cooperation in order to submit the technique it used to Vulnerabilities Equities Process, a mechanism that allows the government to consider whether it should disclose security flaws to manufacturers. It's a move that mirrors Apple's own efforts to create security systems on its phones...

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07:36
Chrome 50 ends support for Windows XP, Vista, and...

Chrome is giving up on XP two years after Microsoft ended support for the aging operating system.

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07:35
Imagining Apple Car: How hardcore car enthusiasts...

Cars have always had a high-tech story to tell, but now automobiles and consumer electronics are on a collision course of seismic implications. That big bang in the distance is the Apple Car, currently code-named “Project Titan” according to knowing insiders. It’s not a fait accompli, but all signs point to Apple working on something in the car space.

And just in case an Apple Car does see the light of day, the editors at Motor Trend want to be prepared. For a story published in the June 2016 issue (you can find the online version here), the Motor Trend editors enlisted a brain trust of automotive experts to whiteboard what an Apple Car might look, feel, and drive like.

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07:34
Are you ready to get Naked? Upcoming 3D fitness...

Naked Labs, a Silicon Valley fitness tech startup, has launched the world's first 3D Fitness Tracker for consumers. It will be iOS compatible, though you'll have to wait a while to get one.

The body scanner includes a full-length 3D scanning mirror, a scale that doubles as a turntable, and the Naked mobile app. The Naked 3D Fitness Tracker is available for pre-order for $499. It’s not due to ship until March 2017. When it ships, an accompanying iOS app will be available at the Apple App Store.

When you step on the Naked turntable, the 3D scanner is activated. The turntable rotates you a full 360 degrees in 20 seconds, creating a complete 3D scan of your body. Then, the information is automatically synced to the Naked companion app where you can immediately see the naked truth – yourself in 3D.

According to Farhad Farahbakhshian, CEO and co-founder of Naked Labs, the 3D fitness tracker captures an accurate 3D body...

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07:33
Motor Trend Shares Purely Imaginative Vision of...

Motor Trend has published an in-depth article, roundtable video, and spin-off posts that offer a speculative look at the design and features of the so-called "Apple Car." The renders, which are completely imaginative, were designed by industrial designer Garrett DeBry and rendered by creative studio Mind Over Eye.

While the article is headlined "Apple Car exclusive," most of the information and images are purely speculative and based on the fanciful vision of a group of automotive enthusiasts. In fact, the design looks largely based on the look and feel of the latest iPhones and iPads, right down to the matching gold color.

The car features a tinted glass windshield and roof with a boxy frame and Apple...

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07:27
Rumor: suppliers begin to receive Apple Watch 2...

Apple has reportedly started signing component orders for the second-generation Apple Watch, a possible sign that version two of the wearable will begin mass production within the next few months.

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07:24
Chrome 50 ends support for Windows XP, OS X 10.6,...

Google Chrome version 50 was released to the browser's stable channel yesterday, and in addition to a handful of new features and security fixes, the update also ends support for a wide range of operating systems that have been supported since Chrome launched on those platforms. Windows XP, Windows Vista, OS X 10.6, OS X 10.7, and OS X 10.8 are no longer supported.

This shouldn't come as much of a surprise, since Google promised last November to end support for these older OS versions in April of 2016. Old versions of Chrome installed on these OSes won't stop working (for now), but they'll no longer receive updates and there's no guarantee that things like Google account sign-in and data syncing will continue to work.

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07:23
Wrangling the Siri Remote

The $79 Siri Remote bundled with the fourth-generation Apple TV is packed with technology, but it’s also easy to break or lose. “Take Control of Apple TV” author Josh Centers offers some ways to work around the Siri Remote’s drawbacks.

 

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07:22
Uno Noteband wearable device works with Apple’s...

The new Uno Noteband syncs all messages, alerts and notifications across platforms onto one gadget for fast updates without having to access a smartphone — though it syncs with Apple’s Health app on your iPhone or iPad to monitor and track your sleep, activity and calories burned at a glance. The Health app provides a dashboard of your health and fitness data. 

The Uno Noteband is equipped with an accelerometer, which the folks at Uno Noseband claim is the world’s smallest. Why would you want one? 

“The average person takes their phone out and unlocks it more than 150 times a day,” says Mark Long, CEO and Founder of Uno Noteband. “There are already so many distractions that get in the way of our everyday routines, and Uno is here to...

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07:02
Kangaroo Pro pocket-sized PC can use an iPad for a...

Blasphemy! InFocus Corp. has debuted the Kangaroo Mobile Desktop Pro, a smartphone sized desktop PC that uses Windows 10 but can utilize an iPad as a screen.

The Home Kangaroo Pro sports a Dock Pro with VGA, HDMI and Ethernet connectivity, as well as one USB 3.0 port, two USB 2.0 ports, a 2.5-inch hard drive bay and an audio port. With a mouse, keyboard and any screen — and, yes, even an iPad — it becomes a fully-functioning Windows 10 desktop PC, according to Lawrence Yen, director of Kangaroo product marketing, who says the Kangaroo Pro is a “powerful PC in a completely new form factor.”

OSLinx is the Kangaroo application that allows users to have their Windows 10 Kangaroo on their iPads. A new full iOS version,...

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06:51
iTunes Allowances Program to bid adieu as of May 25

Apple says you can no longer set up iTunes Allowances — which let parents set up monthly credit for their kids to spend on App Store and iTunes Store purchases — and the iTunes Allowances will vanish into the void on May 25.

After that date, any unused allowance credit will remain in the recipient’s account until it's used. Apple says that, to manage iTunes purchases made by your family, use Family Sharing. To send gifts to family and friends, use iTunes Gifts.

 

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06:46
White House warns Congress that anti-net neutrality...

If Congress sends HR 2666 -- a bill that might seriously weaken the FCC's net neutrality rules -- to the president for his signature, it would almost certainly be returned with a veto stamp, the White House said this week.

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06:45
Apple Lining up Apple Watch 2 Suppliers

A new supply chain report has surfaced this morning notes that Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE), already a provider of SiP (system-in-package) modules for the first-generation Apple Watch, will reportedly grab ...

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06:39
The continuing problem with iOS copy and paste

Yesterday we wrote about Kirk McElhearn’s bug daylighting column, “Hey Apple, fix this!”. Rene Ritchie from iMore also has a bug daylighting column called Bug Fix. One particular bug that I’m experiencing is glitchy copy and paste.

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06:30
BeeSoft releases ProTA 4.1, adding fundamental...

BeeSoft (http://www.beesoft.net) has released ProTA 4.1, an update to the stock market charting and technical analysis application for OS X.

The tool empowers casual investors as well as veteran market technicians to chart, analyze and optimize their trading ideas. ProTA provides more than100 indicators, line studies, smartlists, chart templates and trading models are built into ProTA's one-click browser. Version 4.1 now provides fundamental analysis.

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06:26
Email Obfuscator for Mac OS X gets new Refresh...

Tension Software (http://www.tensionsoftware.com) has updated Email Obfuscator, a Mac OS X app for creating and editing web pages, to version 1.3. The upgrade sports a new Refresh command.

Email Obfuscator is a tool for anyone creating and editing web pages. It creates email links using "obfuscated" code. The obfuscated link can be put inside any web page and it is not recognised by Bot surfing the net collecting emails.

Email Obfuscator requires Mac OS X 10.10 or higher. It costs $2.99 and is available at the Mac App Store.

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06:01
Chrome 50 Updates Push Notifications, Drops Support...

An anonymous reader quotes a report from VentureBeat: Google today launched Chrome 50 for Windows, Mac, and Linux, adding the usual slew of developer features. You can update to the latest version now using the browser's built-in silent updater, or download it directly from google.com/chrome. As announced in November 2015, Chrome now no longer supports Windows XP, Windows Vista, OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, OS X 10.7 Lion, nor OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. Chrome 50 allows sites to include notification data payloads with their push messages. This eliminates the final server check -- the initial version relied on service workers to proactively fetch the information for a notification from the server, leading to problems when there were multiple messages in flight or when the device was on a poor network connection. Push notification payloads must be encrypted. Sites can now detect when a notification is closed by the user, resulting in better analytics and allowing for cross-device...

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06:00
Announcing new experiences for teachers and students...

Today’s post was written by Eran Megiddo, vice president of Education Engineering at Microsoft.

As part of today’s Microsoft’s Education announcement, we are announcing new and unique experiences and updates to Office 365 Education coming summer 2016* that will make it easier for teachers to manage their classroom; students to learn; and IT administrators to set it all up.

Manage classes in one place with Microsoft Classroom

Office 365 Education now includes Microsoft Classroom, a single experience for managing all classes and assignment workflow—with a teacher and student view.

Microsoft Classroom has a OneNote Class Notebook built into every class, allowing teachers to create assignments with due...

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06:00
New updates for the OneNote Class Notebook add-in,...

Since launching the OneNote Class Notebook add-in a month ago, tens of thousands of teachers have downloaded and started using it. The reaction has been tremendous and we have been hearing from happy teachers all over the world. We’ve also seen some amazing creativity from teachers who have already deeply integrated the add-in into their classroom pedagogy, such as this example from Marija Petreska from Macedonia.

Since the initial launch of the Class Notebook in 2014, one of the top requests we’ve had from teachers and schools was to allow Class Notebooks to integrate more deeply with assignments and grades, as well as the workflow of existing Learning Management Systems (LMS) or related systems. We have...

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05:41
Official draft of encryption bill published as...

Legislators have published an official draft of a controversial new encryption bill, the the Compliance with Court Orders Act of 2016, that would compel companies such as Apple to help in decrypting private communications in the wake of the San Bernardino case. 

If the bill does pass, the Electronic Frontier Foundation has pledged a legal effort that would keep the measures "tied up in the courts for years.” However, as noted by The Verge, the most vocal opposition has come from within Congress itself. Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) went so far as to pledge a filibuster of the bill if it reaches the Senate floor. 

"This flawed bill would leave americans more vulnerable to stalkers, identity thieves, foreign hackers...

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05:29
Motor Trend spotlights 'Apple Car'...

For its latest June issue, long-running automotive serial Motor Trend threw a spotlight on rumors and speculation surrounding Apple's shadowy "Project Titan." To go along with its print coverage, which includes a well-studied "Apple Car" concept rendering, the magazine invited a panel of experts to discuss the broader implications of Apple's efforts, and AppleInsider was there.

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05:25
More Suppliers Secure Apple Watch 2 Orders as Launch...

With the Apple Watch 2 expected to launch in the second half of 2016, supply chain informant DigiTimes reports that Samsung and other overseas manufacturers have secured component orders for the next-generation device.

Taiwan-based Advanced Semiconductor Engineering will fulfill the majority of system-on-a-chip production, while Amkor Technology and STATS ChipPAC will share a portion of remaining orders, according to the report.

Meanwhile, additional Taiwanese supplier Kinsus Interconnect Technology is said to have secured Apple Watch 2 substrate orders, and Samsung Electronics will reportedly fabricate the Apple Watch 2's processor, consisting of mobile DRAM, NAND flash, and other chips. Both Kinsus and Samsung provide components for the original Apple Watch, which is...

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05:12
Apple Invents the Movable Illuminated MacBook...

Last week we posted an exciting Apple invention covering a game changing notebook design that disclosed the elimination of the physical keyboard and trackpad that would be replaced by an illuminated surface outlining a keyboard and trackpad. Such a design would also allow a MacBook Surface to transform into a gaming gamepad or other configuration. Today, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals their possible evolutionary process ...

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05:00
iPad Pro + Deluxe Folio = traveling office/...

If, like my AWT compadre Steve, your iPad Pro has replaced your laptop, and if you’re a bona fide road warrior, you can add a MobilePro Series Deluxe Folio to your arsenal and turn yourself into a roving workplace.

The $99.99 mobile workstation lets you carry and work with both the super-sized iPad and paper (you do remember paper, don’t you?). One component of the Deluxe Folio is the SmartConnect Case, which allows an iPad Pro to be used in-folio, free-standing or hand-held, in vertical or horizontal orientation, and at three viewing angles thanks to a built-in stand and snap-in tray. The keyboard cover’s magnetic closure unfolds into a wrist rest, which is a nice design touch.

The SmartConnect System magnetically attaches the cover of Deluxe Folio to component number two: the Fellowes...

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05:00
Gadget Ogling: Smarter Notes, Livelier Virtual...


We've for some time had Moleskine's Smart Notebooks, which allow you to jot down your thoughts and upload them to Evernote through an app. The new Smart Writing Set takes that idea and elevates it to a new plane, letting you quickly turn scrawled notes or doodles into digital files you can edit using a computer or any mobile app -- no smartphone camera required. There are a few components at play here: the notebook, a smart pen, and a mobile app. The Pen+ is the key factor -- it has a camera that captures your ink scratches as you make them.

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04:59
External Link: Apple Cutting Off iTunes Allowances

Apple has announced that it is putting an end to the iTunes Allowances program, which enabled parents to fund their kids’ iTunes accounts with a fixed monthly credit. The option to create new iTunes Allowances ended on 13 April 2016, and existing allowances will be cancelled on 25 May 2016. Current balances will remain in the recipient’s account after that date. Apple suggests Family Sharing as a way to manage iTunes purchases by children and iTunes Gifts as a way to send a one-time gift. The iTunes Allowances program was little known, so it’s unlikely that many people will be bothered by its loss. We wonder: is the service being shut down because Family Sharing replaces it, because people didn’t find it helpful, or because Apple didn’t expose or promote it well enough?

 

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04:33
Gartner: worldwide IT spending will decline 0.5%...

Worldwide IT spending is forecast to total $3.49 trillion in 2016, a decline of 0.5% over 2015 spending of $3.5 trillion, according to Gartner, Inc (www.gartner.com). This is down from last quarter's forecast of 0.5%. The change in the forecast is mainly due to currency fluctuations, says the research group.

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04:30
Chrominator is useful for sprucing up logos, text in...

If you're a Final Cut Pro X user, Noise Industries' $49 Tokyo Chrominator is a useful tool for adding production value to logos and text. You can take any graphic shape or FCP X title and quickly give it a glossy 3D bevelled look complete with animated lighting. 

With Tokyo Chrominator, you can adjust the animation controls to add a rotating shine to your object without the need for keyframing. The Chrominator template can be found under Tokyo Chrominator in your FCP X Effects browser. The animation controls are easy to use (well, unless you're completely new to Apple's high end, video editing software).

You can also customize effects with Chrominator's editing tools. Whats more, the software's Tokyo Alpha Creator is a nifty utility that gives editors an instant alpha channel if a graphic doesn't already have one. 

In addition to the basic version of the effect (which are easy to customize) there are six...

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04:26
HoudahGeo for OS X 5.0 adds Places, drag and drop...

Houdah Software (www.houdah.com) has introduced HoudahGeo 5.0 an upgrade to its one-stop photo geocoding solution for Mac OS X Yosemite and El Capitan.

The app "pins" photos to locations where they were taken. Just like a GPS-enabled camera, HoudahGeo embeds latitude, longitude and altitude information within the image file. It works with Photos, iPhoto, Aperture, and Adobe Lightroom. Version 5.0 introduces Places, drag and drop geocoding, reverse geocoding, camera import, Lightroom integration, a new keywords editor, map search, as well as the ability to publish KML to Dropbox and more.

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04:08
Kool Tools: Razer Hammerhead in-ear headphones

Razor’s new Razer Hammerhead Pro V2 headset and Razer Hammerhead V2 in-ear headphones both sport an enhanced chassis that is CNC milled out of aircraft-grade aluminum, and flat-style cables that are ideal for mobile gaming and music use.

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04:00
Rocket Fuel: iPads and Apple Watches among most...

New research from Rocket Fuel, a programmatic marketing platform provider, says early one fifth (18%) of survey respondents plan to purchase a tablet, smart TV, or gaming console in the next 6 months.

The most popular planned purchases were tablets (Windows Surface and iPad), smart TVs, and gaming consoles (PlayStation 4 and Xbox One) -- each of which was a planned purchase among at least 10% of respondents. The Apple Watch led the field in planned purchases for wearables (10%) and the Nest Learning Thermostat was the most popular planned purchase among connected home devices (7%).

Eighty-seven percent of those surveyed own a desktop or laptop , with ownership totals highest among those ages 55+ (94%). More than half (58%) of respondents own a tablet, with Android tablets the most common (27%). Just over one third (36%) of owners having purchased/received their tablets in the past six months.

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03:00
Hands-on with iOS 9's new CarPlay features in...

Jump into a brand-new Chevy Volt to checkout the Nearby feature in Maps, and For You and New in Apple Music.

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03:00
Mingis on Tech: The littlest iPhone, mystery gadgets...

Executive News Editor Ken Mingis talks with Apple expert Michael deAgonia about the new iPhone SE (in Rose Gold!) and takes Senior Editor Keith Shaw's gadget quiz.

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Wednesday April 13

23:19
CBS tvOS app gets Apple TV universal search...

CBS this week became the latest streaming provider to tap into Apple TV's universal search APIs, adding to a growing list of apps that let surface first-party content via text and Siri voice search.

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22:42
Their leisure suit with a little meat

Forums: Software

This move also comes in Following the last update in March for an Xbox, where the unit received a RS 3 Gold number of improvements to help with things like party chat, twitch flow and content viewing by Machinima. I do not know if it's Call of Duty: Ghosts are the best choice, because it works only on Xbox 720P one and it is something embarrassing that under the descriptive naming your game, kind of like join dating sites and let the world know that you have genital herpes. But at the same time, it can reel in more than a bratty hose between the age of 10 years who were given little Call of Duty: Ghosts as a hobby to pay for the parents do not want to waste any time Their leisure suit with a little meat they brought to the world. Anyone who plays Call of Duty which is no longer 10 years old and probably welcomed with open...

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22:40
who sign up for GDC Vault Studio Subscriptions

Forums: Troubleshooting

Those who purchased All Access comes to events like GDC, GDC Europe, GDC Online Neverwinter AD already have full access to GDC Vault, and interested parties can apply for the individual subscription Beta via a GDC Vault inquiry subscriptions form.Group are also available: Neverwinter game related schools and development studios who sign up for GDC Vault Studio Subscriptions can access for their entire office or company. For more information about this option is available through online demonstration, and interested parties can send an email to Gillian Crowley. In addition, current subscribers contact GDC Vault admins.Be with access issues can ensure that you can keep an eye on GDC Vault even more new content, as well as the organizers of GDC videos will be archived audio and slides from other events, such...

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21:55
Apple unlikely to learn details of San Bernardino...

Apple, in an effort to protect customers against a heretofore unknown iPhone vulnerability, has sought information regarding a working encryption exploit used by the Justice Department in its investigation into the San Bernardino terror attacks. A new report, however, suggests the passcode bypass technique will likely remain secret.

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20:04
FBI has yet to find actionable intel from breached...

A report Wednesday claims FBI agents have not yet discovered useful information from an iPhone 5c linked to last year's San Bernardino terror attack, a device that just last month was at the center of a high-profile court battle involving Apple.

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17:51
Google Invents an Electrocardiograph Device for...

Last week the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published a pair of patent application from Google regarding Electrocardiograph devices. Google's first invention covers an electrocardiograph device that users can place on their personal or sporting garments.

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17:45
Report: Nothing significant has been found on the...

Earlier today, more details regarding how the FBI was able to gain access to the iPhone 5c used by one of the San Bernardino gunmen emerged. Now, a new report from CBS News is offering some information as to the contents of the device, or lack thereof rather. The report says that, as of right now, the FBI has not found anything of “real significance” on the device.

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17:11
Vine for iOS updated w/ new ‘Watch’ button for...

Popular short-form video sharing service Vine has today announced a new feature that avid users of the service could appreciate. In a blog post, the Twitter-owned service announced that there is now a “Watch” button on all Vine channels that allows viewers to seamlessly watch all of the content from a single channel with one tap.

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Filed under: iOS Tagged: app, update, Vine ...

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16:18
Safari Technology Preview 2.0 released, available...

If you’re interested in what’s on the horizon via Safari’s upcoming versions, you’re going to like this.

Apple released Safari Technology Preview version 2.0 today. The updated browser lets you play around with a slew of upcoming technologies and offers the following fixes and changes:

Browser Differences:
– Changed the CFBundleSignature to allow Apple Events, like those sent from AppleScript, to correctly distinguish between Safari and Safari Technology Preview.

JavaScript:
– Added ES6 support for Symbol.isConcatSpreadable.

– Disallowed var assignments in for-in loops according to ES6 specs.

– Improved stability for ES6 classes when invoking a method of the parent class before calling super() in a constructor.

– Allowed undefined or null for Symbol.search and...

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15:08
Senate draft bill requires companies extract,...

Two high-ranking U.S. senators on Wednesday released to the public a proposed bill that would grant courts the authority to order tech companies dealing in hardware, software or services help law enforcement agencies gain access to encrypted communications.

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14:45
Notable apps and app updates for April 13, 2016

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

Mac OS X Apps/Updates

Houdah Software has introduced HoudahGeo 5.0 an upgrade to its one-stop photo geocoding solution for Mac OS X Yosemite and El Capitan.

The app "pins" photos to locations where they were taken. Just like a GPS-enabled camera, HoudahGeo embeds latitude, longitude and altitude information within the image file. It works with Photos, iPhoto, Aperture, and Adobe Lightroom. Version 5.0 introduces Places, drag and drop geocoding, reverse geocoding, camera import, Lightroom integration, a new keywords editor, map search, as well as the ability to publish KML to Dropbox and more.

Licenses can can be purchased from the Houdah Software store. HoudahGeo...

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14:30
Facebook open-sources developer tools for iOS

Facebook’s annual F8 conference in San Francisco is geared toward developers, but the company’s biggest announcements so far have been way more focused on new stuff for Facebook’s users to dig into, like a camera that shoots 360-degree video, Messenger chatbots, and a Save to Facebook button for reading articles later. But the company also shared some developer news, like tools that make iOS apps easier to build.

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14:29
Motor Trend teasing speculative piece on Apple Car...

Betteridge’s law of headlines is that any headline ending in a question mark can be answered by the word no, and Motor Trend was working hard to prove it today. The auto industry publication had a lot of Apple and EV enthusiasts excited today after teasing a reveal set for tomorrow with several design sketches and pictures posted to their Twitter feed:

Is this the #AppleCar we’ve all been waiting for? Find out 4/14. #MTAppleCar https://t.co/K3ADiuhoEf


Motor Trend (@MotorTrend) April 13, 2016

Is this the Apple Car we’ve all been waiting for? As per the law above…...

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14:07
Typing shortcut utilities: 6 alternatives to...

With Smile Software making significant changes to its shortcut utility, lots of folks have been looking at and for alternatives. I was a big fan of TypeIt4me long before I ever used TextExpander.

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14:00
AWT News Update: April 13, 2016

Motor Trend's tweet today: https://twitter.com/MotorTrend/status/720310676372086784

News of some possible Apple Car details coming tomorrow:

  • Motor Trend says they'll have a report on the Apple Car tomorrow
  • The House is moving forward on the Email Privacy Act, which is designed to require a warrant for law enforcement agencies to get their hands on old emails and other communications
  • New York's MTA will accept proposals in June for a new contactless payment system, but will it accept Apple Pay?
  • Logitech buys Jaybird for its wireless audio wearables

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13:55
Leech 3 download manager

Sure, your browser can download. But does it let you easily accelerate downloads, limit bandwidth, download on a schedule, or execute rules to sort incoming downloaded files? Doubt it. And clearly, you’re not going to be able to quit that RAM-consuming monster of a browser until all your downloads are done.

I like the folks at Many Tricks. I think they make good software.

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13:43
Minecraft ‘Realms’ paid online gameplay coming to...

Minecraft developers Mojang today announced a new online gameplay feature coming soon to the Minecraft: Pocket Edition mobile apps called “Minecraft Realms.”

Realms aims to make it easy to play online with friends, sort of like desktop players have been doing for years running their own servers, but without having to do much more than set up a group of approved users: more…

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13:41
Happy Hour Podcast 062 | Final thoughts on iPhone SE...

In this episode, Zac and Benjamin give their final thoughts on the iPhone SE. Worth buying? Also, we’ll talk about the Apple Watch refresh cycle and a ton more. The Happy Hour podcast is available for download on iTunes and through our dedicated RSS feed.

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Filed under: Happy Hour Tagged: Apple, Apple watch, Happy Hour, iPhone SE, Podcast, technolgoy...

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13:33
GoPro hires former Apple designer as VP of Design

A core member of Apple’s elite industrial design team for more than 20 years, Mr. Coster is credited for his contributions to a wide range of now iconic consumer electronics ranging from the iPhone 4 to the iPad wireless keyboard. He holds more than 500 design patents and several utility patents, and has been recognized by several international design organizations for his work.

I’m always interested to see how Apple designers do outside the Apple ecosystem.

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13:09
Facebook Entices VR Content Creators With Open...


Facebook on Tuesday unveiled a high-quality 360-degree 3D camera suitable for creating virtual reality content. The Facebook Surround 360 system, which made its debut at the F8 developers conference, includes a production-ready camera -- which costs about $30,000 to build and looks like a flying saucer from a science fiction movie -- and software for controlling the camera and for stitching and rendering what the camera captures. "We wanted to create a professional-grade end-to-end system that would capture, edit and render high-quality 3D-360 video," said Facebook's Brian Cabral.

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13:03
'1970' date bug could be used to wreck pre...

Though the issue was nominally fixed with iOS 9.3, the "1970" date bug can theoretically be used to intentionally brick any pre-iOS 9.3.1 device, according to a pair of security researchers.

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12:49
The 'Compliance with Court Orders Act of 2016...

Last Friday we posted a report titled "The First Draft of the New Feinstein-Burr 'Compliance with Court Orders Act of 2016' Leaked." Our report presented the first draft in full. This very same draft, according to a new report, was being circulated today by the Senate Intelligence Committee ...

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12:42
Apple’s Swift programming language grew swiftly in...

Swift, Apple’s programming language, grew swiftly in 2015, according Freelancer.com’s "Fast 50" report.

The data comes from 1,429,842 projects “which have been filtered for spam, advertising, self promotion, reposts, or that are otherwise unlikely to be filled,” the published report says. Swift-related jobs grew 566% year-over-year as more developers took notice of the newly open­-sourced programming language., according to the Fast 50 report. 

Touted as safe, fast, and expressive, Swift appeals to developers who are aiming to build on Apple’s multiple platforms, such as iOS, OS X, and watchOS. And with Apple’s release of its iPhone SE and the 9.7­-inch iPad Pro, Freelancer.com predicts that interest in Swift will continue to surge as programmers rush to meet the demands of the Apple­-crazed...

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12:31
Woman claims Apple stole her smart watch patent,...

Another day, another lawsuit. A 67-year-old Detroit woman has filed a federal lawsuit claiming Apple stole her patented idea for a smart watch, reports Silicon Beat

“I was the first to put in for a patent for a ‘computer wrist watch,'” Daisy Washington-Gross said in the suit filed Friday in Eastern Michigan U.S. District Court. She claims Apple’s watch infringed on her pending patent for the “Detachable Beeper Disc Digital Gym Shoe Computer Watch” and wants $2 billion in compensation.

Apple’s probably not too worried. According to Silicon Beat, Washington-Gross sued Reebok in 2000, claiming she invented the gym shoe. That lawsuit never went anywhere.

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12:28
Your iPhone’s 500,000-mile journey to your pocket

Few of us give much thought to the innards of our electronics but the supply chain process of getting all that stuff into your hands is remarkable. It’s also why we see so many rumors of individual components. The devices have become far too complex for Apple to keep a lid on everything.

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12:13
Yahoo Mail app updated with access to Dropbox,...

Yahoo Mail is getting a notable update today for iOS (and other mobile app users) that allows access to files stored in Google Drive, Dropbox, and GIFs on Tumblr. You can use the new feature to quickly attach a photo or other file from any of the supported services to emails.

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11:51
iPhone 7 and 7 Plus Again Rumored to Feature Smart...

Though the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus aren't coming out until the fall of 2016, rumors and alleged part leaks have already divulged many details about the prospective features of the device. In March, a photo of a device said to be the iPhone 7 Plus surfaced on a Chinese website, and a rendering supposedly sourced from Apple manufacturer Catcher Technology featured the design of the iPhone 7.

There's no way to confirm whether these images are legitimate depictions of Apple's upcoming devices, but this morning, Japanese site Mac Otakara shared a report that corroborates many of the rumors we've heard and shares some new details on the features we might see in the...

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11:32
How to install and run Mac apps that don't come...

Apple has introduced a number of features designed to protect users from malware in OS X, but these tools occasionally go too far when trying to save people from themselves.

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11:30
Facebook's Terragraph project aims to replace...

Facebook’s plan to connect the world to the Internet is ambitious. It also has many arms. There’s Aquila, the solar-powered plane that will beam Internet to the ground. Then there’s Project ARIES, a plan to extend connectivity to rural areas cheaper and faster, so people who live close to cities will be able to access the Internet. But Facebook’s newest project is on the ground. It’s called Terragraph, a low-cost, high-speed wireless network that will replace fiber in big cities.

Facebook will pilot Terragraph in downtown San Jose later this year after a trial run at its Menlo Park campus. The company is placing cheap IPv6-only nodes with WiGig chips on lamp posts, utility poles, and small buildings that will broadcast Internet using unlicensed 60GHz spectrum. That spectrum doesn’t have very good range and is easily...

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11:29
Apple pushes first update to Safari Technology...

Apple has released its first update and second release to its Safari Technology Preview browser. The browser puts an emphasis on releasing stable, technology preview ready builds. With updates coming every two weeks, Apple is showing a commitment to bringing stability to developers on the cutting edge of web technologies.

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Filed under: Developers, Mac Tagged: developers, Safari, Safari Technology Preview, web developers...

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11:15
Watch out: Facebook has a VR selfie stick

If there are two hot new tech trends that make their users look colossally dumb, it’s virtual reality and selfie sticks. At its F8 developer conference today, Facebook showed how the two can be brought together in an unholy marriage.

Facebook CTO Mike Schroepfer showed off a demo using the Oculus Rift and its touch controller that let him share a VR space with someone at Facebook’s campus. While there, they explored several 360-degree photos from London, before arriving in front of Big Ben. 

Blair Hanley Frank

Unfortunately, this is what Schroepfer looked like while he was hanging out in social VR.

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11:10
FBI reportedly bought exploit from hackers to access...

The FBI reportedly paid professional hackers a one-time fee for a previously unknown vulnerability that allowed the agency to unlock the iPhone of San Bernardino shooter.

The exploit allowed the FBI to build a device capable of brute-forcing the iPhone’s PIN without triggering a security measure that would have wiped all of its data, the Washington Post reported Tuesday, citing unnamed sources familiar with the matter.

The hackers who provided the exploit to the FBI find software vulnerabilities and sometimes sell them to the U.S. government, the newspaper reported.

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10:50
Napster co-founder's new institute aims to beat...

Sean Parker is known for many things: co-founding Napster, joining Facebook in its early days, starting charities and creating his share of technology startups. If all goes well, though, he'll also add "helped cure cancer" to that list. He just found...

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10:48
Feature Request Roundup: iOS 10, Siri for Mac (OS X...

In our regular Feature Request series, 9to5Mac authors offer their opinion on how to improve popular hardware or software products. Since we started the feature back in November of last year, the majority of installments in the series have focused on Apple’s own software and hardware, including a number of ways the company can improve its current iOS and Mac OS X software as well as possibilities for upcoming iOS 10 and Mac OS X 10.12 releases.

And some of the other Feature Requests we’ve published included features for the new Apple TV, the upcoming next-generation Apple Watch 2, Apple Music, iCloud, and more. Below we’ve compiled a hub for the series giving you an easy way to stay up to date and hopefully some hints at what to expect at WWDC this year and other upcoming Apple product launches…
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10:47
Facebook sees its future built on artificial...

According to one Facebook executive, if you think you're drowning in a flood of information now, you ain't seen nothin' yet.

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10:32
USB 3.0 group defines authentication protocol for...

The USB 3.0 Promoter Group has announced the USB Type-C Authentication specification, defining cryptographic-based authentication for USB Type-C chargers and devices. USB-C is the port (the only one) on Apple’s 12-inch MacBook.

Using this protocol, host systems can confirm the authenticity of a USB device or USB charger, including such product aspects as the descriptors/capabilities and certification status. All of this happens right at the moment a wired connection is made – before inappropriate power or data can be transferred.

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10:30
Brothers trick sister with zombie attack after...

As an older brother (to eight), I can definitely understand and appreciate playing this kind of prank on a younger sibling.

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10:30
Facebook unveils two new wireless systems for...

At its annual F8 developer conference, Facebook announced two new wireless systems meant to help bring internet access to underserved areas. One system will tackle pushing broadband through the buildings found in dense cities while the other is meant...

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10:20
Move It puts a smart mini gym in your room

Eons ago, I used to go to the gym several times a week, but nowadays I can give you hundreds of reasons for why I no longer do so. Meanwhile, my beer belly is slowly engulfing my belt, and that's never a good sign (I really should have joined the Eng...

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10:16
Rumor again claims Apple's 'iPhone 7...

The design for the next-generation "iPhone 7" may have already leaked, a new report claims, adding new details about Bluetooth EarPods that will allegedly pair and charge through the Lightning port.

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10:00
New Kindle Oasis with leather charging cover

Amazon says it’s the thinnest and lightest Kindle ever. They also say it has the longest Kindle battery life–the included leather charging cover boosts battery to last months.

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10:00
We're one step closer to a cure for paralysis

You wouldn't think that picking up a spoon was a staggering achievement, but that's because you're not Ian Burkhart. He's a quadriplegic and the subject of a lengthy experiment looking for an electronic cure for paralysis. The initial breakthrough to...

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09:58
Snapchat update adding motion tracking stickers on...

Snapchat has been on a roll lately introducing bigger and more creative updates to their social network. From introducing custom geofilters, to a massive overhaul in their chat system, they show no signs of slowing down. Today’s update takes video interactions a step further by allowing you to “pin” stickers and emojis to moving objects in video. The update will be rolling out to Android today and soon to iOS.

more…

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09:54
House Judiciary Committee votes unanimously to back...

The U.S. House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday voted 28 to 0 to approve the Email Privacy Act, a long-delayed bill that would make it tougher for law enforcement agencies to ask tech companies for older communications data.

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09:53
A New Business Survey Shows that the Vast Majority...

The newly published JAMF Software Employee Choice Survey uncovers trends associated with employee technology choice programs in the workplace. The key results in the newly published survey show that 75% of employees want to work with a Mac ...

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09:53
Netflix flips the switch on eye-popping HDR video...

Netflix adds HDR video for TVs that support it, but the bandwidth requirements are steep.

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09:35
Logitech buys Jaybird for $50 million

If you already make killer audio products, do you think spending $50 million on a headphone firm is a good idea? It is you're Logitech's management, which just cut a check for that amount to buy sports audio outfit Jaybird. Much like Ultimate Ears, J...

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09:24
USB Implementers Forum draws up certification,...

USB-C is coming along and a lot of nice things are being said about the technology, but there hasn’t been a ton of verification and certification, especially among cheaper cables.

This may change soon.

Under its new program, the USB Implementers Forum will test and certify USB-C cables, chargers, and other devices. End-user products — such as computers and mobile phones — will be able to cryptographically verify that the cable or charger to which it is connected has been certified and has not been tampered with.

In recent years, consumers have faced a plethora of cheaper but faulty power adapters, miswired cables that can short out connected electronics, and even cables that install malware or conduct man-in-the-middle attacks on...

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09:12
Dear Veronica: Social media petiquette

Your pets do amazing and noteworthy things everyday, right? (Right). So it makes sense that we want them to have their own presence on social media, so everyone knows what a good dog they really are. But how much is too much?

Robert Heron also j...

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09:10
New Google Calendar feature carves out time for...

It’s easy to feel like you don’t have enough time to start that new workout regimen. Google Calendar wants to help by penciling in some time for that new commitment to fitness based on your daily schedule.

The new Goals feature, which launches in Calendar for Android and iOS, takes care of the scheduling for you by using the free time that’s already available in your Google Calendar. 

You’re able to defer these events for when life gets in the way of your lofty new goals. Google also pledges that the feature will get better over time as it learns your preferences for scheduling such events. 

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09:07
Sling TV launches beta 'multi-stream' plan...

Sling TV on Wednesday launched a beta "multi-stream" plan, allowing subscribers to stream channels on up to three devices simultaneously, instead of the normal single-device scheme.

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09:00
6 security red flags when identifying the perfect...

For a long time, the cloud was considered the “wave of the future.” But the future has arrived. A great cloud storage solution not only allows your employees access to files anytime, anywhere—it also makes it simple to sync files, work on the go and share and coauthor documents with ease. But more than 50 percent of organizations find cloud storage to be the riskiest cloud app category.

A big reason for that? Security threats. Despite all the data out there showing the cloud to be just as or more secure as on-premises storage, security remains the top barrier to...

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09:00
Introducing a new home page experience for Office...

Earlier this month, we began to roll out a new, more intuitive home page experience for Office 365 users. This update brings a fresh new look and feel to the Office 365 welcome page, and a range of new features for both administrators and users.

We’re constantly looking for opportunities to improve the way our users get things done. The new Office 365 home page enables more consistent and unified experiences for work, education and home users across every device. This new platform also helps us respond to user feedback and deliver innovative new features at a faster pace than ever before.

Simple, responsive design

We’ve simplified how people access their Office 365 applications and documents. Now, when you log in to Office 365, you have immediate access to all your online applications and recent documents to help you get to what you need faster.

As part of this update, we’ve also taken the opportunity to add improved page responsiveness for a better,...

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09:00
In the Age of Trump, Tech CEOs Cast Themselves As...

An anonymous reader shares an insightful story on Buzzfeed News: Mark Zuckerberg isn't running for president of the United States, but you could be forgiven for thinking otherwise. On Tuesday morning, the Facebook CEO kicked off the company's annual developers conference in San Francisco with a glancing shot at Donald Trump, followed by a reiteration of the company's oft-repeated pledge to bring the world together. Zuck's not alone. Last month Apple CEO Tim Cook led his keynote with a similar stump-speech vibe. He dove right into the company's national security and privacy fight against the FBI. Two weeks ago Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella told attendees of the company's annual Build developers conference of plans to "move our society forward," asking "profound questions" of his developers:"Is technology empowering people or is it displacing us? Is technology helping us preserve our enduring values such as privacy, or is it compromising it?" Google CEO Sundar Pichai hasn't delivered...

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09:00
MightyTV is a “what to watch” streaming video app...

As I’ve written several times before, streaming video has a “what to watch” problem. There are so many streaming apps and services, each with their own video selections and menu systems, that the decision can feel paralyzing.

Of all the attempts I’ve seen to address this issue, a new iPhone app called MightyTV comes closest to getting it right. Instead of just serving a random list of recommended videos—as too many other “what to watch” apps do—MightyTV tries to focus on videos you’ll like, and on streaming services you already use.

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08:58
External Link: FBI Hired Hackers to Unlock San...

Many media outlets reported that the FBI used Israeli firm Cellebrite to gain access to the iPhone 5c connected to the San Bernardino terrorism case, but The Washington Post is now reporting that the FBI instead hired professional “gray hat” hackers, paying them a one-time flat fee. The hackers had discovered a previously unknown software flaw, which was then used to develop a piece of hardware to crack the iPhone’s passcode without erasing the data after 10 failed attempts. Meanwhile, pressure is mounting on the FBI to disclose the vulnerability it used, although the exploit is applicable only to the iPhone 5c running iOS 9.

 

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08:47
Apple loses influential industrial designer Danny...

Industrial designer Danny Coster -- one of the Apple design team's longest serving members -- has left the company and will join action camera maker GoPro as Vice President of Design.

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08:39
New Version of 'January 1, 1970 Bug' Can...

Security researchers Patrick Kelley and Matt Harrigan have uncovered a new way to exploit the infamous January 1, 1970 bug that was found to be the cause of bricked iPhones in February. Despite Apple's patch of the original issue in iOS 9.3, Kelley and Harrigan discovered the way in which an iPhone constantly looks for trusted Wi-Fi networks could lend itself to the malicious bricking of a Wi-Fi enabled Apple device, without the user even knowing it was happening.

In a hypothetical example described by Krebs on Security, if a user confirms that a network called "attwifi" is a trusted connection, any subsequent network they come into contact with boasting the same name will connect with their iPhone. That way, when...

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GoPro hires longtime Apple industrial design team...

While Apple prides itself in maintaining a tight group of 19 industrial design team members under Jony Ive, one longtime member Daniel Coster has made a rare exception to the general rule and departed the company for a new venture elsewhere. As a member of Apple’s design team, Coster’s name has appeared on patents dating back to 1999 ranging from the iPhone 4 design to the iPad Pro’s Smart Keyboard cover as well as software interfaces. Since departing from Apple, Coster has taken an executive role at action camera company GoPro.

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Chinese smartphone maker Meizu -- well-known for copying Apple's iPhone designs in its products -- on Wednesday announced the Pro 6, a phone which not only imitates design elements from the iPhone 6s but one of its signature features, 3D Touch.

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The Metropolitan Transit Authority of New York issued a public bid on Wednesday, asking for proposals for a new contactless ticketing system to replace the MetroCard, and potentially allow iPhone users to pay for public transit on their smartphone.

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Nintendo’s first smartphone app, Miitomo, bringing...

Roughly 80% of that money comes from the iPhone version of the app. Fascinating numbers.

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FBI may have contacted “grey hat” hacker group along...

The plot continues to thicken.

A group of unnamed sources cited by the Washington Post contradict the widely-held belief that it was Israel-based mobile forensics company Cellebrite which helped the FBI hack into the locked San Bernardino iPhone. The report say that the agency was instead approached by a group of freelance hackers who revealed an iPhone passcode vulnerability to the FBI in return for a one-time fee.

The researchers, who typically keep a low profile, specialize in hunting for vulnerabilities in software and then in some cases selling them to the U.S. government. They were paid a one-time flat fee for the solution.

The story goes back to a $15,000 invoice sent from Cellebrite to the FBI around the time the FBI...

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08:00
External Link: Amazon Announces Kindle Oasis

Amazon has announced a premium entry to its Kindle e-reader lineup: the $289.99 Kindle Oasis. It’s designed to be held one-handed like a folded paperback, with a wedge-shaped hand grip that recalls the original Kindle, although Amazon brags that the screen is 30 percent thinner than any previous model. Since it’s intended for one-handed reading, the screen automatically rotates depending on which hand you’re holding it with. The Kindle Oasis will come with a leather charging cover that helps the device stay charged for months. While it’s unclear how much better it is than the $119.99 Kindle Paperwhite or $199.99 Kindle Voyage, some Kindle Oasis configurations are already delayed to ship after the 27 April 2016 launch date due to high demand.

 

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Apple's Safari is the second most popular web...

Apple’s Safari is the second most popular web browser, according to the U.S. government's Digital Analytics Program (DAP). It accounts for 21.9% of visits to government websites over the past 90 days.

The most popular web browser choice of 2.05 billion visitors was, drum-roll please, Google Chrome with 43.1%. In third place, counting every version from Internet Explorer (IE) 6 and below up to IE 11, was IE with 20.1%. In fourth and fifth place were Firefox (8.2%) and Android’s native browser (1.6%).

How is the often-underestimated Safari in second place?

Writing for ZDNet, Steven J.Vaughan-Nichols explains: “While 61.1% of users came to government web sites are using desktops--and the vast majority of them are running Windows—19.1% of all visitors are using iPhones. Of that number, I'd speculate that the...

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07:43
New Piper Jaffray Teen Survey Shows Half will choose...

In a January report we noted that Apple retained its title of top tablet brand worldwide in 2015, but iPad shipments fell by as much as 22% year on year, from 63.4 million units in 2014 to 49.6 million in 2015. Yet a new Piper Jaffray teen survey published yesterday notes that half the teens ...

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07:41
FBI Paid Professional Hackers One-Time Fee To Crack...

There's another new wrinkle in the never-ending FBI vs Apple saga. The Washington Post is claiming that FBI did not require Cellebrite's assistance in hacking San Bernardino iPhone. Instead, the report claims, the government intelligence organization bought a previously unknown security bug from a group of professional hackers. According to the report, the hacker group provided FBI with at least one zero-day flaw in the iPhone 5c's security, which enabled FBI to circumvent the lockscreen and other security features. The bug hasn't been disclosed. FBI has previously noted that the technique it utilized in breaking into the iPhone 5c does not work with any new iPhone models (iPhone 5s or newer).


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07:38
Professional hackers helped the FBI crack a shooter’...

The FBI cracked a San Bernardino terrorist’s phone with the help of professional hackers who discovered and brought to the bureau at least one previously unknown software flaw, reports The Washington Post, quoting unnamed “people familiar with the matter.”

The new information was then used to create a piece of hardware that helped the FBI to crack the iPhone’s four-digit personal identification number without triggering a security feature that would have erased all the data, the article adds. The FBI didn’t need the services of the Israeli firm Cellebrite, as previously believed, according to the Post. The U.S. government now has to decide whether to disclose the flaws to Apple.

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07:03
USB-C devices can now have safety, authenticity...

It will soon be much easier for consumers and businesses to determine whether a USB-C device is genuine and can be trusted, thanks to the newly introduced USB Type-C Authentication specification.

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External Link: USB-C Authentication Protocol to...

We’ve reported in the past that non-compliant USB-C cables and devices can damage or destroy connected hardware. To address this problem, the USB 3.0 Promoter Group has announced the USB Type-C Authentication specification, a cryptographic authentication standard for USB devices. A phone equipped with USB-C authentication could reject a connection to a non-approved charger, for instance, if it hadn’t been certified as meeting necessary specs. However, the authentication protocol could also be used to prevent devices from connecting to fully compliant devices that didn’t meet some other business requirement. That would let companies restrict access to only verified USB storage devices, but could also allow manufacturers to lock customers in to a proprietary ecosystem of approved devices. In short, beware the unintended consequences!

 

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06:48
Feature Request: Apple’s Calendar should borrow the...

I don’t classify myself as an Apple fanboy. I mostly prefer Apple products over competing ones, and I do find life is easier if I allow myself to be assimilated by a single ecosystem, but my opinion pieces are variously critical and supportive of Apple – and I’m certainly not blind to cool tech offered by Apple competitors.

I was particularly impressed by a feature Google released this morning: automatically and intelligently finding time in your calendar to work on your personal goals.

Most of us these days lead busy lives with packed schedules, and sometimes it can feel hard enough just keeping up with the essentials of work, family and those boring but essential chores – from...

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Better Finder Rename for OS X now lets you move...

publicspace.net has released A Better Finder Rename 10.06 an update of their batch file renaming solution for Mac OS X. It adds the ability to move ranges of text within the file name, making some file renaming tasks easier.

A Better Finder Rename requires Mac OS X 10.7 or higher. Version 10.06 is a free upgrade for customers who have purchased A Better Finder Rename after Jan. 1, 2015, or who own a forever upgrade. Discounted upgrade prices are available from our web store and start at $12.95 for a single user license.

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Tension Software announces Password Creator 1.3 for...

Tension Software has revved Password Creator, its password creation tool for Mac OS X, to version 1.3.

The app lets you create up to half million random unique passwords in a single click. Password Creator also lets you create a single password  or a long list of passwords (up to 500,000), inside an internal table. The list is ready to be saved on disk in plain text format for reuse. Version 1.3 offers a better way to define how many passwords you wish to create.

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